The Rimarimba Collection

08/07/18

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Today we announce Freedom To Spend’s first catalog wide deep dive into an artist’s career – Robert Cox’s Rimarimba, beginning with 1983’s Below The Horizon, followed by 1984’s On Dry Land, 1985’s In The Woods, and finally, the once-imagined, now-realized assembly of 1988’s Light Metabolism Number Prague.

On September 21, Freedom To Spend will offer the complete collection in an edition of 250 screen-printed canvas carriers. This canvas collection will be the only opportunity to access Light Metabolism Number Prague. Below the Horizon will then be released in a one-time edition of 750 copies on October 5, followed by On Dry Land and In The Woods on January 8, 2019 and February 22, respectively. Each album features artwork reinterpreted from its original edition by Will Work For Good, and accompanying abstracts by Jon Dale.

Purchase the 4xLP collection now

 

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Kesh

05/22/18

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contemplate Kesh, a short film by vanessa renwick, reimagining ursula k. le guin & todd barton’s other worlds ~

oh, and the repress of Music and Poetry of The Kesh has arrived! gets yours at the shop

Come Together – MoMA PS1

03/23/18

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join us this saturday at MoMA PS1 for the annual come together: music festival and record fair, where we’ll be offering our newest releases, some Commend favorites, and some special limited edition wares as well ;~)

see u then/there!

 

Ursula K Le Guin & Todd Barton - Music and Poetry of the Kesh

02/01/18

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Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home.

This past Monday, January 22, Ursula passed from this realm to another leaving a life spent building and exploring other worlds while challenging social concepts of the real word she inhabited.

Freedom To Spend had been working under Ursula’s enthusiastic endorsement and with Todd Barton, her musical collaborator on Kesh, to give the music that accompanied her 1985 epoch a new life. With the Le Guin family’s encouragement to move forward with our planned release, we are humbled to play this small role in sharing Ursula’s work.

As Pete Swanson, one third of Freedom To Spend, stated, Ursula’s “legacy is her work which transformed the world, and this is another piece of the universe that her imagination birthed becoming real.” Listen to “A Teaching Poem / Heron Dance” below.

Ursula’s daughters Elisabeth and Caroline Le Guin, Barton, and Moe Bowstern will join Visible Cloaks with song, readings, and recollections to celebrate Ursula and this new edition of Kesh in Portland, Oregon on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Leaven Community Center, with a special screening by Vanessa Renwick. Buy a ticket in advance here.

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Richard Horowitz - Eros In Arabia - Exhibition and "Eros Never Stops Dreaming" video

10/06/17

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Richard Horowitz’s Eros In Arabia comes to us as the fourth release from Freedom to Spend this year, with a visual for “Eros Never Stops Dreaming,” the album’s second track. As the bendir frame drum sets a bowing rhythm and the feathery wind of the ney flute floats above it with effortless mathematics, an embodiment of Eros In Arabia is intercepted by one of a generation for whom the tactile music listening experience may eventually resemble strange ceremony and circumstance.

Available now from all good record stores, including our own.