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...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.

Lacuna

Posted On: 27th of November, 2019
Posted In: Patrick Graham, John Sellekaers, Unnatural, Remix, Mathias Delplanque, Percussion, Ambient, Abstract, Experimental Music, Dub, Tradition, Continuum, Belgium, Canada

Taken from Unnatural, the forthcoming album by Patrick Graham & John Sellekaers due on February 25 2020, Lacuna is the first of a series of three singles released each month for free with their accompanying remixes.

The track testifies of the dynamic at work between Canadian percussionist/improviser Patrick Graham and Belgian sound artist John Sellekaers where the vast percussion-based sound palette is sculpted to create a dark and enigmatic soundtrack, a physical sound immersion into some imaginary ritual.

We've asked our dear friend and close collaborator Mathias Delplanque (KEDA - Foch/Delplanque) to give Lacuna the remix treatment. His re-envisioning of Patrick & John's sustained tones injects the original with pulse and dub elements (reminding of his work as Lena) without losing the sense of space present in Lacuna but framing it into new territories.

Give it a spin HERE