Every Gymnopedie 1 is out now

June 21st, 2018

Hey guys! Big news today: With the help of Sonido Polifonico, Every Recording of Gymnopedie 1 has finally made it to vinyl!

For anyone who missed it, I had a plunderphonic piece of music go ~viral~ in 2016, garnering a quick 100k plays over on soundcloud. The piece was super simple: Take every recording I could find of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie 1, layer them on top of each other, and timestretch them to the same length (about six minutes, in this case – the length of the longest recording). Marc Weidenbaum gave the piece a really nice writeup over on Disquiet, and Echoes and Dust talked to me about it as well.

Then, last year, I had the opportunity to play in Evan Ziporyn’s arrangement of Every Gymnopedie for a full 80 piece orchestra (?!). I’m happy to report that the recording of this performance in Boston made it to the b-side of the record. Many thanks to both Evan and the Sonido crew for making this fabulous release happen!

They’ve really outdone themselves with this one, and I was very flattered seeing the artist copies that arrived last week. It comes wrapped in player-piano score paper, packaged with pins, stickers, a handmade bowler hat token, and a stray piano key! Really something else.

It’s a super limited run of 66 copies, with only 12 available here in the states. I have 6 of those left, and they’re up on the bandcamp. Plus the download (set to free! maybe then I won’t get sued?? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) includes the 30-minute slow version.

If you’re in the UK, you can pre-order them from the label’s web site before they hit the local stores (and save yourself from the exorbitant shipping fees imposed by our nothing-ass government withholding funding from the USPS in an effort to privatize it BUT THAT’S ANOTHER STORY).

Anyway thanks as always for reading and listening. <3 I'm currently tracking a proper album of pop songs and expect to start playing them around the coast later this year. Lots of noise stuff in the meantime of course. Be in touch with any project ideas or just to say hey! <3

Lastly, here are the locations of all ICE detention facilities in the US: https://pastebin.com/raw/a0qRqjCA

And here’s a list (with name, photo, and city) of every ICE employee on LinkedIn: https://web.archive.org/web/20180619165909/https://antiboredom.github.io/ice-linkedin/

Also, an incredibly generous person is currently matching donations to Fianza Fund in Texas, so drop a fiver in there if you can. (And in case you didn’t know about Bail Bloc, now you know.)

Plus did you see we had Stephen Miller’s cell phone number for a hot minute? 🙂 Go team go.

cheers,
Brendan