Posted In: Australia

PR welcomes

Posted On: 6th of July, 2021
Posted In: Parentheses Records, Mark Cain, Fremantle, Western Australia, Ethnic Music, Traditional Music, Daramad, Osmosis, KULCHA Multicultural Arts of WA, wind instrument, reed, percussion, gamelan, Linsey Pollack, current

For the label’s fifteenth release, Parenthèses Records is proud to unveil CAMEOS, the new album from West Australian composer, educator, instrument maker and multi-reed specialist Mark Cain.

CAMEOS is a collection of 18 short and enigmatic pieces Cain has written and/or improvised in his home studio in Fremantle, Western Australia. Some pieces were created for the puppet theatre work, Turtle and the Trade Winds and Oddysea with musician colleague, Jamie David. Others were devised for the Cinematic Scores series event in which he composed the accompanying live score to the 1922 American ethnographic documentary, Nanook of the North. Others are pieces he’s recorded that have only now found a home on Cameos.

With CAMEOS Cain charts his interests in traditional music, ethnic instrumentations and improvisation and collides it with his love of wind and percussion instruments from various pockets of the world, including instruments he has made. A lifelong artistic dedication that has been at the core of his work with bands such as Nova Ensemble, Ozmosis, Daramad and his current group, Eastwinds. CAMEOS is a vital and playful record that reveals new perspectives on traditional sounds, an album that countains an atypical sonic universe, revealing new archipelagos on the music map, Cameos could, an album that could easily sit between Stephan Micus and the late John Hassell.

...10 & 10...

Posted On: 6th of May, 2021
Posted In: Parentheses Records, Compilation, Anniversary, Mark Cain, Patrick Graham, John Sellekaers, Masonik, Mathias Delplanque, Philippe Foch, François Robin, L'Ombre de la Bête, Compagnie Linga, KEDA, E'Joung-Ju, GRM, Experimental Music, Ambient, Soundscape, Soundtrack, World Music, Traditionnal, Geoumungo, Percussion, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Quebec, Brussels, Nantes, France, Perth, Fremantle, current

On December 3 2020, Parenthèses Records turned 10 years with the date marking our first release, « The Vedantic Chapter » by Perth-based sound and visual arts collective Masonik.

12 releases came out in this time-lap (yes, we like to take it slow), all encapsulating the label’s core artistic vision but most of all 12 albums that were true collaborative efforts leading to enduring friendships.

To celebrate the big 10, PR is proud to release two free compilations:

...10
10...

Unnatural

Posted On: 18th of March, 2020
Posted In: Patrick Graham, John Sellekaers, Parentheses Records, Unnatural, Remix, Leafy Suburbs, Lyndon Blue, Debashis Sinha, Mathias Delplanque, Lawrence English, Tamar Kasparian, Percussion, Ambient, Abstract, Experimental Music, Soundtrack, Tradition, Continuum, Belgium, Canada, Australia

After three singles and their accompanying remixes, we're very excited to share with you UNNATURAL by Canadian percussionist and improviser Patrick Graham & Belgian sound artist John Sellekaers.
The album is available from our our Bandcamp HQ including two bonus tracks and from all streaming platforms.

Next of Kin

Posted On: 25th of January, 2020
Posted In: Patrick Graham, John Sellekaers, Parentheses Records, Unnatural, Remix, Leafy Suburbs, Lyndon Blue, Percussion, Ambient, Abstract, Experimental Music, Soundtrack, Tradition, Continuum, Belgium, Canada, Australia

Next of Kin, the third single taken from "Unnatural", the fiercely imaginative collaboration between Patrick Graham & John Sellekaers, translates once again the duo's shared aesthetic to play on timbres and textures. A sparsely populated, sonically inquisitive track with the electronic treatments slightly more upfront creating cavernous resonances that engage the listener into a sonic containment.

At the remix control, we find Leafy Suburbs. His take on Next of Kin isn't one easy to pin down. A syncopated monochromatic disorienting pulse traverses micro sound manipulations that leave the listener with an overall feeling of cosmic weirdness.

PR welcomes

Posted On: 24th of February, 2017
Posted In: Mathias Delplanque, Philippe Foch, Taarang, Electronics, France, Belgium, Parentheses Records, Tabla, Australia, ambient, experimental music

We’re very excited to be able to welcome the duo collaboration of Philippe Foch and Mathias Delplanque to the Parenthèses roster !

Their collaboration started at the time when Philippe was recording the Taarang album under the Signature Label (Radio France) in 2015.

Since, the pair has continued to explore further Philippe Foch's idea to bring the Taarang (tabla ensemble) to new sound territories, has enjoyed a residency at the GMEM (Centre National de Création Musicale,France) and was invited to perform at the Maison de la Radio Ina GRM

Room40 masterhead Lawrence English is currently putting the finishing touches on the album which will see the light of day in the second half of 2017.

Stay tuned...


Daramad

Posted On: 22nd of November, 2012
Posted In: Daramad, Mark Cain, Michael Zolker, Saeed Danesh, Reza Mirzaei, Tara Tiba, Kate Pass, Middle Easter, Jazz, Improvisation, KULCHA, Western Australia

Recorded over a weekend at a beach house overlooking the sea in Safety Bay - an idyllic and relaxed setting to record about twelve hours of raw material - the album testifies of the vivid interactions between plucked strings and winds, the rhythmic drive that propels the music and the coalescing of traditional influences with the improvisational energy of jazz.

As with all previous PR releases, Swiss-born visual artist Tom Mùller once again designed the beautiful digipak format, while the Daramad logo was conceptualised by Reza Mirzaei.

With all physical purchase comes the free digital download. Stream and order the album via our store HERE