Jill Whit- time is being tape + 128 mini-zine package Posted 13 May 2021
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This morning, For the Rabbits premiered "Internet Cowboy," the second single from Salt Lake City songwriter, musician, tattooer, and fine artist Jill Whit's forthcoming debut album for Orindal Records, time is being.
“Internet Cowboy” is a gentle & luminous morsel of home-recorded dream pop. Driven by a minimal, loping electronic beat, “Internet Cowboy” shimmers with layers of soft synthesizers that leave plenty of space for the rich, reverb-laden tone of Jill’s emotive vocals. “Internet Cowboy” floats past in just over two minutes, inviting repeated plays to allow listeners to revel in the beauty of its soothing tones & haiku-like poetry.
"Internet Cowboy was the first song I wrote when the 2020 pandemic hit and I started Quarantining. I started the song thinking it was about trying to focus on the good in order to not fall too deep into fear. It gave me a sense of hope and optimism during a time when seeing the positive was very difficult and was a reminder that time is continual."Read For the Rabbits lovely review of "Internet Cowboy" HERE.
time is being is out May 28 on Orindal Records. Pre-order a digital download or the special edition cassette + 128 page mini art zine package HERE.
Everything Pale Blue, the debut collection of ambient synthesizer instrumentals by Annie Hart, is out today!
From GoldFlakePaint's review:
"...the new album is both meandering and meditative, with Hart crafting a whole new world of her own through the gently lapping synthesizer explorations that absorb the listener. It’s prefaced by “Sun in the Dark”... a song that beautifully encapsulates the otherworldly magic of this new body of work. A twinkling tapestry of sound, the song rolls on for nearly ten minutes, barely fluctuating but utterly engrossing nonetheless. Like lying under a perfect summer’s sky, the occasional shifts in tone are minimal but feel striking within their context here."
Find Everything Pale Blue on your favorite streaming service HERE.
Purchase tapes & downloads HERE.
Thanks to Mike LeSuer & Flood Magazine for premiering Everything Pale Blue by Annie Hart, out this Friday on Orindal!
You'll find the album premiere HERE.
Pre-order Everything Pale Blue on limited edition cassette & digital formats HERE.
Here's a Soundcloud playlist that collects tracks from Orindal Records' May & June releases. Listen below!
2. "Maybe Means No" by Jill Whit
from the tape+zine time is being (out May 28)
The Salt Lake City songwriter, tattooer & fine artist blends bedroom ambient soundscapes, gentle electronic beats, spoken-word poetry & emotive singing into a comforting & intimate quarantine song diary.
3. "This Land is Not Our Land by Dan Wriggins
from the digital EP Still Is: Dan Wriggins Sings Utah Phillips (out May 7)
The Friendship singer/songwriter/guitarist pays tribute to American labor organizer, musician, and storyteller Bruce "U. Utah" Phillips in this digital-only benefit EP. All proceeds support the People’s Fridge on 52nd St. in West Philadelphia.
4. "Sun in the Dark" by Annie Hart
from the tape Everything Pale Blue (out May 7)
The Au Revoir Simone keyboardist & composer's first collection of ambient music, performed entirely on analog synthesizers.
Today is the double release date for two albums by me, Owen Ashworth, the person who runs Orindal Records:
Advance Base- Live at Home collects songs recorded during a series of home concert livestream broadcasts from the spring & summer of 2021, when touring was made impossible by the COVID-19 pandemic. The warm & intimate solo performances on Live at Home recreate the experience of an Advance Base basement show. The album includes three songs from each of the three Advance Base “studio” albums, plus new arrangements of three favorites from the Casiotone for the Painfully Alone catalog, making Live at Home a de facto greatest hits collection, albeit one with its own specific character & unifying aesthetic. It's my favorite album I've ever made!
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Vs. Children is a reissue of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's final album. From Jon Doyle's press release: "First released by German label Tomlab in 2009, Vs. Children completed an
evolution beyond the strictly electronic style of the early CFTPA
releases, using piano, organ, Mellotron, and acoustic percussion to
achieve a newfound richness. Coupled with its increasingly mature
Vs. Children represented something of an inflection
point, a turn away from the often harsh keyboard arrangements of past
records towards a more organic form. A sound that Ashworth would develop
further as Casiotone metamorphosized into his new project, Advance
Purchase both albums together to save on shipping!
Order Advance Base- Live at Home on vinyl or CD HERE.
Order Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Vs. Children on black vinyl or "Jetta White" opaque natural vinyl HERE.
If you live in UK/EU, you can order both titles from www.juno.co.uk.
On May 28, Orindal Records will release time is being, a new album by Salt Lake City-based songwriter, musician, tattooer, and fine artist Jill Whit. time is being was entirely self-recorded during the long days of the pandemic in 2020, when, like many others, Jill found herself spending more time alone than ever before. "The album is really an exploration into the body,” Jill explains, “It's about knowing yourself through solitude - gaining a connection to your physical body. It relates to opening up to your inner voice, and connecting the body and spirit through physical and emotional movement; to be ever accepting, shifting, breathing, living, being."
time is being’s distinctive style of “bedroom ambient” blends lush but lo-fi synth pads, gentle electronic beats and wisps of atmospheric guitar as the foundation for Jill’s spoken poetry and emotive singing. time is being and its accompanying zine are an intimate and affirming document of a year spent in isolation and an artist finding new confidence in her voice and vision.
Various Small Flames premiered a music video for time is being's first two singles, "Touchless" & "Maybe Means No," directed by Shey Allen. VSF's Jon Doyle writes:
Through a solo dance performance from Rachel Andes, the video taps
into this tactile sensibility and captures the contradictions running
through the songs. Starting within the porcelain white confines of a
bathroom, and concluding in a desert’s expanse of red rock. Surroundings
that mimic the evolving soundscape, where intimacy and loneliness lose
their firm divide, and physicality can triumph over empty space.
Pre-order time is being as a limited edition cassette + zine package or on digital formats HERE.
On June 18, 2021, Orindal Records & We Be Friends Records will release Dream Logic, the excellent new album by New York singer, composer & multi-instrumentalist Matt Bachmann. Dream Logic is a hypnotic blend of teary ambient-pop songs and cinematic instrumentals. Its 11 tracks stretch and experiment with genre while holding true to a natural flow. Fans of Bachmann’s last two (and vastly different) Orindal releases— Walking Preference (2019) and Unconditional Love (2018)—will appreciate the way Dream Logic manages to expand on both.
Brooklyn Vegan premiered the album's first single, "Apple Pie," describing it as "a gorgeous, slightly jazzy, vibraphone-fueled ambient pop song that's dedicated to Matt's father." Brooklyn Vegan's Andrew Sacher continues:
"The song kind of combines the delicate intimacy of songwriters like Perfume Genius and Sufjan Stevens with the hypnotic instrumentation of TNT-era Tortoise, and Matt really makes it his own in the process."
Beats Per Minute also shared "Apple Pie." Writer Rob Hakimian describes the single:
"Sweet in more ways than
one, but definitely not saccharine, “Apple Pie” is a surprisingly
weightless trip down memory lane. Although there are plenty of emotions
to pick apart, Bachmann’s words are scarce, only popping in occasionally
to reflect briefly on the titular pies and the memory of his father
baking them. Mostly, “Apple Pie” finds Bachmann letting his shimmering
vibraphone cut a path where his bustling percussion, hyperdrive guitar,
some sax and even some snippets of bird song can roam free, wordlessly
expressing the tangled knot of feelings going on inside the artist."
Check out the premiere of "Apple Pie" HERE.
Pre-order Dream Logic on limited edition vinyl & digital formats HERE.
On May 7, Orindal Records will release Everything Pale Blue, a gorgeous new album of ambient synthesizer instrumentals by New York City-based composer, songwriter & performer Annie Hart (also of Au Revoir Simone). We're big fans of Annie & we're thrilled to welcome her into the Orindal family!
This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered "Sun in the Dark", the first single from Everything Pale Blue.
GoldFlakePaint's Tom Johnson writes:
"...the new album is both meandering and meditative, with Hart crafting a
whole new world of her own through the gently lapping synthesizer
explorations that absorb the listener. It’s prefaced by “Sun in the
Dark”, which you can hear below right now; a song that beautifully
encapsulates the otherworldly magic of this new body of work. A
twinkling tapestry of sound, the song rolls on for nearly ten minutes,
barely fluctuating but utterly engrossing nonetheless. Like lying under a
perfect summer’s sky, the occasional shifts in tone are minimal but
feel striking within their context here."
Pre-order Everything Pale Blue on limited edition cassette & digital formats HERE.
Live at Home is the biggest vinyl pre-order in Orindal's ten year history & it happened without any kind of press campaign or industry support. Thank you for inviting my music into your homes & thank you for your patience while I pack & ship your orders!
CDs, LPs, downloads & more info are available HERE.
The Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Vs. Children vinyl reissue is in stock & shipping now. The first round of pre-orders ships today!
Order your copy on black vinyl or "Jetta White" vinyl HERE.