I have a record

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As you can see, the 12″ has arrived.

So, you want to acquire a copy? Here are your current options:

  • You can get the digital version via bandcamp
  • You can order the vinyl direct from me (either via bandcamp or email glacialcommunications@gmail.com for direct paypal details and/or local pickup and avoid the middleman if we’ve met before)
  • You can order direct from Savage Quality. Distributors should probably contact Savage Quality rather than me- they have way more copies than I do.
  • You can buy it in person at the release party.   I’ll take cash and credit cards.
  • You can buy it at Bent Crayon right now while it remains in stock. I expect some other stores/distros to have it soon. If you get one from a store and want a download code, send me a picture of your copy or something.
  • Additional stores/distros (that I know of):

Also, you should totally go to the release party on November 15th- I promise it’ll be a good time. IN TRAINING has been a great series of events so far, and it looks like they’re going to get even better.

New Beat Compilation

After a recent New Beat-heavy DJ set at the inaugural IN TRAINING event, I’ve taken an even deeper dive into one of my favorite subgenres of dance music. So much that in the last week or so, the notion of putting out a compilation of modern takes on Belgium’s chief export from 1987-1989 crept into my head.

Yesterday, on social media, I broached the topic, with requisite plausible deniability:
“Anyone want to submit tracks for a faux New Beat compilation? Asking for a friend.”

The response was better than expected. Folks wanted to do it. It’s on.

Here are the rules/specifics:
1) It should sound like Belgian New Beat. Consult this video or this mixtape if you’re not sure what I’m talking about.

2) Deadline? It would be amazing to have this as an online/maybe-limited-CDR companion piece to my impending 12″(more on that soon), but that might be cutting things close- tracks would have to be to me by November 1st. We’ll start with that and go from there if it slips. Maybe there will be a Volume II if submissions keep coming in. Also, the deadline is almost three weeks away- Morton Sherman and Bellucci would have made a dozen tracks in that much time- I think folks can manage one…
UPDATE: Deadline extended to November 8th.

3) Like any good New Beat release, pseudonyms outside of your usual moniker are highly suggested, but not required.

4) Technical details: submissions should be a link to something hosted elsewhere (dropbox, google drive, whatever), and should be in WAV format(44kHz/16 bit is fine, better is better). Aim for a -3 dB peak, so I can do some minor mastering stuff to keep all the tracks consistent. Send submissions to glacialcommunications@gmail.com.

5) Legalese: You retain all IP rights to your track submissions, and I’m not really intending to make any money from this- it’ll probably be free on Bandcamp and a nominal charge if I do a small run of CDRs.

As you can see, the Fantasy Commandos are already working on their track:

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It begins. #NewBeat #Belgium #compilation

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2013 by the numbers + a bonus

2013 is coming to an end in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share some data about the year so far:

  • Total shows:32
  • Live sets: 26
  • DJ sets: 5
  • Curated: 3
  • Collaborations: 3
  • Live sets on radio: 1
  • Shows outside of Cuyahoga County: 8
  • States played in: 3 (OH, PA, WV)
  • New Releases (on GC): 5- 3 official, 2 “limited”.
  • Tracks on other labels: 1
  • Mixes for others: 2

2014 seems to hold great promise, with a number of new releases planned:

  • A cassette on a yet-to-be-announced label
  • A split C30 with Acid Owl
  • A 12″ on Savage Quality Recordings

The first live appearance next year will be at a party called “Snow Crash” in Lafayette Indiana on January 18th. Details here.

And one last surprise, until January 1st, all downloads on the Bandcamp site are pay-what-you-want with no minimum. Enjoy!

Dipole

We’re finally ready to release the new full-length glacial23 album, Dipole. Ten tracks of techno and electronics that have been in the works since late 2012.

Check it:

Also, here are some upcoming appearances in the Cleveland area:

  • August 28th- I’ll be playing at The Foundry as a duo with Craig Chojnicki (of 9 Volt Haunted House) on a bill with Greg Rasp, Ensemble Economique (from LA), BCBG, and Opale (both from Paris)- more details available here
  • September 16th – We will be having a Glacial Communications night at the Duck Island Club! I’ll be DJing along with my special guest Android (from the band Missile Command), and there will be a live performance from Greg Rasp. Drink and merch specials abound!
  • November 3rd- The next installment of the Noisy Techno Noise Lunch will be happening at Now That’s Class. More details will be posted soon.