DUANE PITRE – ‘FEEL FREE’ CD/LP
The two major focal points in the creation of composer Duane Pitre’s Feel Free, his new work for a unique sextet combination, were rhythm and melody. An open yet orderly system intended to produce potentially infinite variations of self-generating rhythm and melody was carefully created for this piece, allowing the sextet musicians to approach these factors in a freer manner. This ‘musical system,’ combined with the fixed elements of the composition, in turn, spawned a rich foundation of harmony & rhythm that sounds and feels exotic and new.
ANOICE – ‘THE BLACK RAIN’ CD
Anoice’s first album for Important had a modest (but critically affectionate) impact upon its release. However, sales of the record have been steady & strong since it originally came out in 2006. Now, six years later we’re pleased to finally offer The Black Rain, Anoice’s reaction to both the darkness & hope that engulfed Japan after the 2011 earthquake, Tsunami & nuclear meltdown. Black Rain was written throughout 2011 and recorded in Tokyo and London. The Black Rain is both a reflection on disaster and a prayer for healing.
CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX – ‘CHORA(S)SAN TIME COURT MIRAGE’ CD
Limited stock. Released in conjunction with the Sonic Acts fesival. Beautiful new drone ensemble formed by CC Hennix, a student of La Monte Young. This disc is the beginning of a series of collaborative work between Hennix, her ensemble and Important Records.
ELEH – ‘RADIANT INTERVALS’ CD
CD reissue of the most recent Eleh full length LP. Remastered for the digital domain. Heavy duty letterpressed gatefold jackets.