The Squid's Ear Magazine


Amalgamated: Spark I [3

The 1st of two 3" CDs recorded by the Amalgamated quarter before a live audience at short-lived La Salle, Illinois music venue The Spark in November, 2007, reworked into detailed, lush, and strange electronic/industrial/noise/ambient constructions.
 

Price: $3.95


Quantity:

Out of Stock

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
Shipping Weight: 1.00 units

Sample The Album:





product information:

Personnel:



Phil Klampe

Bob Newell

Cory Bengtsen

Mike Richards


Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.




Vinyl sleeve with full color printed disc and insert inside. Black vinyl decal applied to outer front. Limited to 50 copies.

Label: IntangibleCat
Catalog ID: CAT-15
Squidco Product Code: 17931

Format: 3" CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: 3" CDR in a Vinyl sleeve with full color printed disc and insert inside.
Recorded before a live audience at The Spark in La Salle, Illinois in November, 2007.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"The first of a 2 x 3" cd set of pieces recorded before a live audience at short-lived La Salle, Illinois music venue The Spark in November, 2007. The selections utilized for the two Spark 3" cds are pulled from more than two hours of improvised material, and finessed into detailed, lush, and strange electronic / industrial / noise / ambient constructions by Amalgamated producers D. Petri and Gus Kumo. Delicately sculpted, amorphously placid, floatingly colorful, texturally titiallating. Listen / download below."-IntangibleCat



"In essence, the result of regular get-togethers by members of obscure Illinois bands and bedroom projects including Rebekah's Tape, Homogenized Terrestrials, Gushing Cloud, Dog Hallucination and Headless Ballerinas Underwater (the latter duo recently teaming up as Bob Hallucination for the wonderful, shapeshifting mini-CD Bob Hallucination). Surprising for such smooth pieces, kind of ambient jams, is that there are a lot of instruments crowding the stage, ranging from sampler and turntable to drums, sax and guitars. Amalgamated's method is telegraphed by its name: improvise, then "finess," edit all the elements into comprehensive textures. It's kind of a cosmic krautrock that has taken God's advice to "just tone it down a little." A collage of sampled voices merges into spacious groove sense on "Invocation of Absence." "Rot Makor" sounds more like devotional services until a steady rhythm begins bouncing up against it. The centre of focus in "A Wedge of Raging Cygnets" is a stuck-groove, country pedal steel guitar two-step against a distant backdrop strongly reminiscent of one of Brian Eno's musics for films. And with a soft beat, "Sandiest Lope" percolates gently until the machinery breaks down. Spark II is slated for release soon and a "full-length multimedia album/book" is due later in the year."-Stephen Fruitman, Igloo Magazine


Vinyl sleeve with full color printed disc and insert inside. Black vinyl decal applied to outer front. Limited to 50 copies.

Artist Biographies

Bob Newell is a sound artist performing on on sampler, keyboards, percussion, drum machine, &c. He is known for the bands Amalgamated, Headless Ballerinas Underwater, For M, Dog Hallucination and Rebekah's Tape.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/6094761-Robert-Newell-2)
6/19/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Cory Bengtsen is sound artist performing on keyboards, saxophone, turntables, &c. He is know for the groups Amalgamated, Rebekah's Tape, Lovely Little Girls, and Cheer Accident.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4583334-Cory-Bengtsen)
6/19/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Mike Richards is a sound artist performing on guitars, effects drums, percussion, keyboards, tapes &c, a member of Amalgamated, Gushing Cloud, Rebekah's Tape, and involved with the labels Makeshift Music and Intangible Cat.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4583337-Mike-Richards-6)
6/19/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.


Track Listing:



1. Invocation of Absence

2. Rot Makor

3. A Wedge of Raging Cygnets

4. Sandiest Lope

Related Categories of Interest:


3" CD
Electro-Acoustic
Sound, Noise, &c.
Electronica

Search for other titles on the label:
IntangibleCat.


Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Huvudbry
Det ar ingen ordning pa allting [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Huvudbry Recordings)
Drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund (Apuh!) leads the Huvudbry septet of structured rock forms, with an intriguing orchestration of trumpet, lap steel, double bass, guitars, keyboard and voice, using intervals of unusual sonic experimentation and field recordings to create a unique album that bassist Mats Dimming refers to as "A mix of Captain Beefheart, Yann Tiersen & Swedish House Mafia".
Amalgamated (Bengsten / Newell / Klampe / Richards)
To
(Aubjects)
Crossing experimental sound and rhythmic approaches that blend elements of electronic music, krautrock, noise, electronica and indescribable sonic environments, the quartet of Cory Bengtsen, Bob Newell, Phillip Klampe and Mike Richards are heard in their 6th full-length release, an embraceable and well-paced album of compelling beats and sonic surprises.
EC
Oxid
(Nueni)
Spanish electronic musician and artist Estanis Comella in 14 concise pieces of angular electronic rhythmic intersections and interventions, quirky pieces that deconstruct and reconstruct in unusual ways, using the electronica language of, but definitely not intended for, the young dance/edm generation.
Amalgamated
Amalgamated
(Aubjects)
An album of hallucinogenic and melodic rhythhm and sound from the Amalgamated collective, who take their influence from 80's industrial / cassette culture, as heard in these 8 tracks, balancing modern electronics with lo-fi/home taper instruments and sensibilities.
Dog Hallucination
call aesthetics [3-inch CD]
(Aubjects)
D. Petri and Doggy P. Lips create rich sonic environments of processed guitars layered with strong tribal percussion, here in a followup to the 2015 release "Mitzi" is the 23 minute 3" CD EP named after various permuations of the equation 1-3.
Fvrtvr
Following Shapes to the Edge of a Drift [VINYL]
(Discombobulate)
Fritz Welch and Guido Hennebohl present a strange and discomforting album of electronic madness, as they "rattle them pots and pans, slap-the-cheek slurps and stick sharp elbows into a web of goof-off electronics" as they pursue the message of freedom.
Sontag Shogun
Tale
(Palaver Press)
Brooklyn's Sontag Shogun (Ian Temple-piano; Jesse Perlstein-electronics; Jeremy Young-tapes & electronics) in their debut album, compiling three years of composing and directed textural improvisations, presented in 9 rich musical works.
Xambuca
Joulupukki
(Erototox Decodings)
A series of vignettes inspired by and dedicated to the Saami people living at the top of Fenno-Scandinavian peninsula from Chandra Shukla (Xambuka), in absorbing beats and effects, synthetic sound sculptures and exotic sound.
Kyron
Perdurabo
(Black Note)
An ambient electronic adventure driven by experimental touches of noise and glitch in a journey through moods of mystery, melancholy, eminent peril, and even elation inspired by the magickal strength of Aleister Crowley.
Jefferson, Larry
Journey [CASSETTE]
(Rollax Records)
Electronic Artist Larry Jefferson explores issues of philosophy and loss and this is reflected in this collection of 9 songs & music in a professionally manufactured cassette.



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn
Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)
Recorded in two studios — Saint-Petersburg, Russia and Zurich, Switzerland — capturing 5 encounters between experimental improvisers Ilia Belorukov performing on modular synthesizer, and Jason Kahn, who steps away from his electronics and drums in favor of stark vocalizing, each providing perfectly caustic responses to the other's intense and determined tactics.
Big Bold Back Bone (von Orelli / Lopes / Travassos)
In Search Of The Emerging Species [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Swiss musicians Marco Von Orelli (trumpet, slide trumpet) and Sheldon Suter (prepared drums) and by their Portuguese partners, Luis Lopes (electric guitar) and Travassos (electronics) release a new chapter in their project Big Bold Back Bone, all players embracing a unique electro-acoustic improvisation through transformation of their instruments.
Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart / Abdul Moimeme / Ernesto Rodrigues
Kletka
(Creative Sources)
Creative Sources regulars Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Abdul Moimeme on electric guitar join the long-running duo of alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and electronics artist and Mikroton label-leader Kurt Liedwart to record these two lowercase electroacoustic improvisations, transmuting acoustic and electronic sound in both stark and subdued ways.



The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC