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.
Elephant Chateau - “Dreamings” 12” - EP with an A sode that is one of the most epic post-punk/dream pop whatever.. it takes so many turns who knows what kind of music it is.. funky, epic, dreamy, saxy towards the end.. wish it wasn’t just 8 minutes.. @seance_centre has had copies for sale recently...
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!
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.
I owned a copy of Carl Stone’s “Woo Lae Oak” LP about 10 years ago and honestly wasn’t that into it. After acquiring this 110 minute metal cassette version (with the 55 minute track repeating on both sides for maximum levitation), I quickly realized how incredible this piece truly is. “Woo...” is one of those recordings that doesn’t work as well on vinyl, as having to flip the sides really breaks up the mood. Beautiful and otherwordly, this is ideally heard on CD or cassette format.
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.