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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...

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.

KEDA & Compagnie Linga

Posted On: 4th of February, 2018
Posted In: Compagnie Linga, KEDA, Mathias Delplanque, E'Joung-Ju, Korean, Dance, Geomungo, Contemporary Dance, Electronic Music, Octogone Theatre de Pully, Geneve

FLOW marks the first collaboration between Compagnie Linga and KEDA, the French-Korean duo formed by Mathias Delplanque and E'Joung-Ju, master of the geomungo , having released two album with Parenthèses Records.

With the hypnotic, warm, dancing and stateless folk music specially composed for the piece and performed live, a choreographic work was imagined for Compagnie Linga's dancers using the astonishing performance of animal group movements such as benches of sardines or flocks of bird as the metaphorical vision.

Check out this little gem of TEASER to get a taste of it.

KEDA announces new album

Posted On: 31st of January, 2018
Posted In: KEDA, Mathias Delplanque, E'Joung-Ju, Korea, France, Geomungo, Festival Printemps Coréen, Experimental Music, World Music, Tradition, Continuum

KEDA is back with a new release entirely recorded live on May 27 2017 at Festival Printemps Coréen in Nantes while improvising on a painting created in real time by Korean cartoonist Keum Suk Gendry-Kim.

On Live at Cosmopolis, KEDA embraces a noisier and full-on improvised approach placing the duo amongst a rising tide of korean musicians/projects currently making a name for themselves as true adventurers such as multi-instrumentalist Park Jiha, post-rockers Jambinai, Pansori maestro Bae il Dong or Danso player Hyelim Kim to name a few.

The album is out on January 26th and is made available as a FREE download via our Bandcamp HQ.

RE: Residual

Posted On: 6th of October, 2014
Posted In: Peter Knight, Dung Nguyen, Mathias Delplanque, Lena, Tilman Robinson, Joe Talia, Black Sifichi, Dan West, Residual, Remix, Experimental Music, Ambient, World Music

In 2010, Parenthèses Records released Peter Knight & Dung Nguyen’s duo collaboration RESIDUAL seeing the pair developing unique approaches to combining Vietnamese and Western music elements in a contemporary setting.

At the start of 2014, Alexis Courtin from PR and Peter Knight discussed their shared desire to give the album a second life and thus asked a carefully chosen list of musicians from France and Australia to present their personal perspectives on Residual. The result is this amazing album that comes as a FREE download, blurring the boundaries between abstract ambient, repetitive experimental music and groove-based textures.

From LENA (aka Mathias Delplanque, France, Bruit Clair Records)’s proto dubby techno, Tilman Robinson’s abstract ambient, Joe Talia’s subtle electronica, Black Sifichi (France)’s unmistakable voice and post-musique concrète edit to Dan West ’s minimal groove, Residual was given the most refined homage.

FREE Download
October 20 2014
Bandcamp/

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)

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

MASONIK

Posted On: 30th of July, 2013
Posted In: Tura New Music, Totally Huges New Music Festival, Te, Kynan Tan, The Bakery

Tura New Music just announced the full program for the 11th edition of the Totally Huge New Music Festival.

Masonik will perform on Thursday 15 August as part of the last instalment of Club Huge alongside Té [Andrew Brooks and Kynan Tan].

The late night escape for the Festival, the Club Huge program features a Western Australian Showcase presented in association with WAM and curated by Sam Gillies.

$10/Sonix Members/THNMF Ticket Holders/ ICMC Delegates Free Entry
Bookings: nowbaking.com.au Door Sales available

OM - Australian Tour

Posted On: 19th of April, 2013
Posted In: Daramad, Life is Noise, Dave Cutbush, OM, Rosemount Hotel

Life is Noise is bringing US outfit, OM and their unique blend of spiritually resonant and essential drone to Australia for a national tour this May.

We're thrilled to announce Daramad will share the bill with Mr. Mountain & Craig McElhinney for the Perth gig.

Saturday May 11 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
With Daramad, Mt. Mountain and Craig McElhinney
Tickets on sale from Life is Noise , Heatseeker, the venue and Oztix

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