Posted In: Parentheses Records

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.

Innerland

Posted On: 18th of December, 2019
Posted In: Patrick Graham, John Sellekaers, Parentheses Records, Unnatural, Remix, Debashis Sinha, Percussion, Ambient, Abstract, Experimental, Music, Minimal Techno, Tradition, Continuum, Belgium, Canada

Innerland is the second single announcing "Unnatural", the collaborative effort between Patrick Graham & John Sellekaers that will see the light in February 2020.

Worked around Patrick' improvisations with cymbals and other percussions, Innerland offers a total different narrative than the one of Lacuna's with John again subtly sculpting the palette creating wonderfully uncluttered sonics...enabling the smallest details to find air.

A percussionist with a distinctive voice, Debashis Sinha has long been a fixture on Canada’s creative music scene as an acoustic and electronic musician, exploring the many different ways traditional and contemporary tools can inform each other.
While keeping the atmospheric and sometimes cavernous feel of the track, his remix manages to bring it to the minimal techno realm.

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...


KEDA 'Hwal'

Posted On: 30th of November, 2015
Posted In: KEDA, Mathias Delplanque, Lena, E'Joung-Ju, Korea, Electronic, Dub, Tradition, Continuum, Parentheses Records, Experimental Music, Ambient, World Music

It's been a long time coming but we're super proud to finally announce the official release date for KEDA (Mathias Delplanque & E'Joung-Ju)'s long awaiting debut album 'Hwal'.

Hwal, meaning ‘bow’ in Korean, was entirely recorded live, then dissected for a whole year by Mathias Delplanque. The result of this long process represents the birth of a project meant to last; to enjoy both on stage and on disc!

Beyond the meeting of two instrumental practices separated by centuries, their creation stands out as an original form, drawing from ambient, dub, blues, African music and noise art. Hypnotic, warm, alternately dancing and meditative, their music is an imaginary folk, a unique and hybrid sonic adventure.

Head to our bandcamp page to listen to Eobu Noale, the first single to emerge until we release more for your earing pleasure.

The Cinematic Scores IV

Posted On: 13th of December, 2013
Posted In: The Cinematic Scores, PSAS, PS Art Space, Parentheses Records, Listen/Hear Collective, Fringe World, Public Domain, Festival, Johannes Luebbers, Kynan Tan, Predrag Delibasich, Pex, Mace Francis, Gilded

PS Art Space (PSAS), Parenthèses Records & Listen/Hear Collective are proud to present The Cinematic Scores IV.

Part new media installation, part performance, The Cinematic Scores offer a unique marriage of film and music. Musical ensembles are invited to respond to a selection of short silent films from the public domain by composing an original score for each of the moving pictures. Presented as a cinematic installation within the monumental ground floor of PS Art Space, the experience is mesmerising and deeply poetic. It is cinema like you have not experienced before.

The Cinematic Scores II was nominated in the Fringe World 2013 Awards for Film & Multimedia and the West Australian said:

“The Cinematic Scores is an event that renders splendidly the power of music to shift our interpretive faculties, a challenging but rewarding experience for performers and audience alike.” (Matthew Sykes, The West Australian)

THE CINEMATIC SCORES IV - BUY TICKETS

* Predrag 'Pex' Delibasich interpreting A Page of Madness (T. Kinugasa, 1926)



* LSD (Luebbers/Simon/Daniel) interpreting Hansel and Gretel (l. Reiniger, 1955)



* Kynan Tan interpreting Lichtspiel Schwarz Weiss Grau (l. Moholy-Nagy, 1930)



* BCF (Mace Francis/Ben Collins/Greg Brenton) interpreting un Chien Andalou (luis bunuel, 1928)



* Mark Cain, Esfandiar Shahmir & Sanshi interpreting Emak-bakia (Man Ray, 1926)



Co-curated by Alexis Courtin (Parenthèses Records), Tom Muller (PS Art Space) & Johannes Luebbers (listen/Hear Collective)

Parentheses Records Welcomes

Posted On: 13th of December, 2013
Posted In: Mathias Delplanque, Zaman Productions, Parentheses Records, E'Joung Ju, Geomungo, Electronic, Ambient, Korea, Coree, France, Australie, duo, KEDA

Mathias Delplanque is an electronic music composer, music critic, author of sound installations, teacher, composer for theater and dance and the founding member of several musical ensembles. He lives and works in Nantes (France) and runs the Bruit Clair label, dedicated to electronic music and sound art.

E'Joung-Ju is a master of the gomoungo, the six strings traditional Korean wooden instrument, which has a history of over 1600 years, used both in court and popular music.

Their collaboration now called KEDA started in 2010 and confronts the ancestral sounds of gomoungo to textures, rhythms and electronic treatments. Beyond the meeting of two instrumental practices separated by centuries, their creation stands out as original, hypnotic, warm, alternately dancing and meditative, drawing on blues, African, Jamaican, ambient and noise influences.

KEDA is currently working on its debut album due for release in October 2014 and will be touring Europe in 2014 courtesy of Zaman Produtions.

Check out KEDA's live excerpt at the Musee du Quai Branly (Paris) HERE.

PS Art Space & Parenthèses Records Presents

Posted On: 29th of August, 2013
Posted In: PS Art Space, Parentheses Records, Cinematic Scores, Mark Cain, Tristan Francia, Pierre Burlin, Nicolas Calvet, Didier Dulieux, Jean-Pierre Lafitte, Laurent Guitton

PS Art Space proudly presents in association with Parenthèses Records Cinematic Scores III, a 2013 Fremantle Festival event.

Part new media installation, part performance, The Cinematic Scores offer a unique marriage of film and music.

For the third installment, we have invited French-based project Aller-Simple: Voyage Sans Valise.

Presented as a cinematic installation within the monumental ground floor of PS Art Space, the experience is mesmerising and deeply poetic – Cinema unlike you have experienced before.

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THE CINEMATIC SCORES III

1-3 November 2013,
Doors open: 5pm
Performance starts: 8.30pm
PS Art Space (PSAS) Ground Floor
22 Pakenham St, Fremantle