FABRICA RECORDS Sundays: 4th Edition.
Our monthly series of concerts held at Trans-Pecos continues on Sunday, February 25th with a special edition celebrating the release of "Held There, Beside the Signified". A triple cassette box-set featuring new music by Drekka, Pillars and Tongues and Skrei to be released on Idle Chatter (Fabrica's cassette-only sister label).
I Drekka (Dais Records)
II Mark Trecka(of Pillars and Tongues)
III Ariadne (Auris Apothecary)
IIII Luciernaga (FABRICA RECORDS)
The "Held There, Beside The Signified" 3x cassette set will be available for sale at the show, more info here - http://fabrica.bigcartel.com/product/v-a-held-there-beside-the-signified-3xcassette-idle-chatter
Since 1996 Michael Anderson has evolved from experiments in early industrial tape culture to the production of fragile bedroom noise folk with expansive cinematic textures in his project Drekka. Having released dozens of cassettes, CDs, and LPs on his own Bluesanct label as well as numerous other labels internationally, Anderson has traveled, collaborated, and relocated, all the while collecting memories and building a very personal archive of corresponding sound. Drekka’s music is made through continually delving into this archive: digging up and repurposing old recordings, live performances, and forgotten snippets of out-of-touch friends’ voices. It is a project that experiments not only with sound, but also with memory as a subject and a process. Like Tarkovsky’s The Mirror or the more abstract works of Coil and Cindytalk, Drekka is both a sonic experiment and an assemblage of memories – at one moment dissonant and intimidating, and the next warm, hospitable, and ultimately soothing.
MARK TRECKA is a Chicago-born writer, performer, and artist currently living in New York's Hudson Valley. He has recorded and performed with PILLARS AND TONGUES for over ten years and with DARK DARK DARK for nearly as long. Trecka's first full-length recording as a solo artist is forthcoming in 2018. This solo work seeks to approach the essential relationship between memory-images and the narrative, non-reductive nature of identity. The music combines ambient and textural sonic experimentation with Trecka's bold singing. Recent work includes a sound and text collaboration with DREKKA called Sleep Patterns of the Discontent (Bluesanct), which pays tribute to, among others, Kazuo Ohno and Amalia Rodrigues. As a writer, his work has recently appeared in THE NEW INQUIRY, the LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, and VICE.
Ariadne is an A/V experimental sacred music duo comprised of Christine Papania and Benjamin Forest. With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern, Ariadne flawlessly bridge the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances.
Luciernaga is the guitar-centric ambient recording project of Chilean-American Joao M. Da Silva. Joao began making treated guitar recordings in 2010, after moving to the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Under the Luciernaga alias, Joao has released a series of cassettes, vinyl, CD-Rs, and also provided music for video features on The New Yorker magazine website, the Stringer's End web series and, most recently, Circle In The Rock, a short film directed by Ellis Bahl and starring Brandon Sexton III.
Fabrica Records is a Brooklyn, NY - based independent music label that focuses on documenting and promoting the work of experimental musicians. The label was born in 2010 and initially focused on releasing limited edition cassettes by local musicians. We have since expanded into releasing music on vinyl, compact disc and digital download. Some of the artists we have worked with include, Robert Turman, Rambutan, Dane Patterson, Insect Factory, Megan Moncrief (Lazurite), David First, Public Speaking, Ecstatic Music Band, among others.