JAMES BLACKSHAW – ‘LOVE IS THE PLAN, THE PLAN IS DEATH’ CD/LP
Important is proud to welcome back James Blackshaw for his first full length on Important since his breakthrough album O True Believers was released on the label in 2006. James has since forged a remarkable career achieving critical praise for his dexterity, his deep, connected songwriting and his beautiful arrangement. Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death is available on CD & LP. LP pressed in an edition of 1000. Limited stock of color vinyl for mailorder customers.
DUANE PITRE – ‘FEEL FREE’ CD/LP
Running low but blue vinyl is still available. This one has been getting lots of praise since it was released. Highly recommended. 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
We recently recalled copies back from a distributor in order to retain stock for mailorder. Please be aware that the copies we have right now are the end of our stock and we don’t currently have plans to re-press it. CD reissue of the most recent Eleh full length LP. Remastered for the digital domain. Heavy duty letterpressed gatefold jackets.