Unseen Worlds just launched a year-end campaign that is something more like a 10-year-end campaign, it being the end of our 10th year of releasing music. We are very pleased and honored to still be doing it.   

This ten year mark is not only a rare time to ask for your support to help push Unseen Worlds into its next ten years, but it's also a time of great growth and potential for the label. The funds raised with this campaign will not just be an affirmation and celebration of the label's life up to this point, but also a real building block that will facilitate growth at a key time.

We have some great rewards for donating:   

  • A limited-edition, campaign-only Laurie Spiegel 12" single featuring a late 1970's collaboration with Don Christensen (impLOG, The Contortions) and an alternate version of "Patchwork"   
  • A special edition of our February release from Jacqueline Humbert & David Rosenboom J. Jasmine: My New Music paired with a a vintage J. Jasmine Songbook   
  • Totes, shirts, hats   
  • 2018 release plans and subscriptions   
  • and more...    

Thanks for pledging however best you can and for being a supportive part of our music community. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unseenworlds/ten-more-years-of-unseen-worlds

We're very pleased to announce that this month we will release new music from Robert Haigh (SEMA, Omni Trio).  His new album, Creatures of the Deep, is a new high point in his catalog of piano driven ambient compositions.

Our newest release from German composer C-Schulz has arrived.  We will start shipping very soon!  
  
Entitled FRÜHE JAHRE, this collection is the first time C-Schulz’s early work from late 1980s and early 1990s has been reissued in any format. Schulz’s first LP, 10. HOSE HORN, was introduced alongside other debut LPs from Jim O'Rourke and Frank Dommert on Dommert's Entenpfuhl label in 1991. Combining the cathartic sounds of industrial, early techno, and innovative pop with inspiration from acousmatic, New Music, and Dada, Schulz’s music is a prime example of the Cologne experimental music scene of the time. Rhythmic delights, outlandish juxtapositions and a sustained, unresolved, aurally-fascinating tension evoke dramatic, film-like meditations.  Also included in the collection are the tracks from 7. PARTY DISCO and various other cassette, 7" singles, and compilations, as well as a previously unreleased digital-only bonus track.

The release comes as a digital download, LP, and CD, with new liner notes by Marcus Schmickler, who also co-produced many of the tracks.

Remastering of the original master recordings was done by Rashad Becker. 
 



 
The LP edition comes as an single LP reproduction of the 10. HOSE HORN album and includes a liner notes insert and download card for the completeFRÜHE JAHRE collection.  The tip-on sleeve is coated in a specialty plastic-like paper stock.


The CD edition also comes in a Mini LP sleeve with specialty plastic-like paper stock, metallic-silver ink printing, and also includes a download card and liner notes insert. 

Our friend Jordan Mitchell made a short documentary on Girma Yifrashewa during his recent "Love & Peace" Texas tour.

Congrats to Carl Stone on being named Wire Magazine #1 Archive Release of 2016 for Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties.

October 28, 2016 - Austin, Texas
Girma Yifrashewa — Meet-and-Greet & Record Signing at Las Cruxes
6pm
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October 29, 2016 - Austin, Texas
Central Presbytarian Church presented by Unseen Worlds and Las Cruxes
7pm
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November 5, 2016 - San Antonio, Texas
Travis Park United Methodist presented by Unseen Worlds and Las Cruxes
8pm
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Photo by Edward Colver
Carl Stone.  Photo, Edward Colver.

Carl Stone's Woo Lae Oak was our third release in 2008 and since then we've been quietly plugging away at a second project with Mr. Stone during his busy schedule of teaching, touring the world, and working on new music.  After an archival recording of Carl performing "Kuk Il Kwan" at The Kitchen in New York in 1981 surfaced, we signed on to release and the project has grown and grown into a lengthy effort to restore and unearth other recordings to accompany.  Just when we thought we were done, another recording or a better version of a recording we had been discussing would emerge.  What we have ended up with is a top-notch collection with many tracks we wanted to include from Carl's early work, like "Shing Kee" – a favorite from his 1992 CD on New Albion, Mom's – along with Buchla tracks like "LIM" and "Chao Praya" from his student days in the early seventies at CalArts with James Tenney and Morton Subotnick.   

This is also Stone's first vinyl release since the original Woo Lae Oak release in 1983.  At 3LPs with rougly one piece per every side (side F has the two Buchla pieces together), this one was a natural for the format.  Check out the release details here and the cover below.

Carl Stone is about to set out on tour this September, just before this set releases.  Dates below and lots more info on his website:

September 6 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf*

September 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Westwerk*

September 12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Mayhem

September 13 - Aarhus, Denmark - Aarhus Concert Hall

September 17 - Berlin, Germany - St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche

September 18 - Berlin, Germany - Spektrum

* = Performing as Realistic Monk (Carl Stone & Miki Yui)

 

Unseen Worlds will be at the 2015 NY Art Book Fair, sharing a table with two great organizations, Audio Visual Arts and Issue Project Room.  Everyone will have new, old, and special goods for sale. 

Hope to see some of you there!

A collaboration between ISSUE Project Room and The Whitney Museum has generated a very exciting three-day, 50-year retrospective concert series around the work of David Rosenboom.  Full details of the May 22-24, 2015 events at the Whitney.
 

 

GIRMA YIFRASHEWA
May 3, 2015 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz    TICKETS
May 5, 2015 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub at The Public   TICKETS
 
LUBOMYR MELNYK
May 23, 2015 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge   TICKETS
 

     This weekend we are welcoming Girma Yifrashewa back to the States.  He will be here in March and May, with a quick exit to Poland in April.  Shows are in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City areas, with David Moore of Bing & Ruth on solo piano as a special opening act in New York.  First up is The Lab in San Francisco tomorrow night.  Please come out or help spread the word to your loved ones. 

     We're also celebrating by offering a limited-time reduced price on his album in the Unseen Worlds shop for the duration of his tour dates.  
 
     More Unseen Worlds announcements upcoming for 2015, so stay tuned . . .

Girma Yifrashewa US Tour dates and ticket info:

March 22 - San Francisco, CA - The Lab   TICKETS  /  FACEBOOK 
March 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Carriage House
   TICKETS  /  FACEBOOK 
May 3 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club   TICKETS  /  FACEBOOK
May 5 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub (with David Moore of Bing & Ruth)   TICKETS  /  FACEBOOK