Work began on this second LP from acclaimed theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck in the spring of 2013 when she and producer/label-head Allen Farmelo started talking about another record together. Both were excited about working with string quartet, and the new record features compositions for quartet by Eyck performed by American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). Read more »
Butterscotch Records is pleased to present Twin-Pole Sunshade, the first official release from Quindar, a collaboration between Grammy award–winning musician Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco) and art historian and curator James Merle Thomas (University of Southern California). “Part theory, part band,” Quindar combines rigorous historical research with musical performance. The duo selects archival materials (audio, film, design), and folds them into ambient, electronic, and experimental music. The project is names after Quindar tones, the ubiquitous transmission beeps heard during early manned spaceflight missions. Read more »
An in-depth documentary radio story about the making of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered Weekend Edition. We hear band members Chad Clark and Basla Andolsun tell stories from across the many years that went into making the record. Read the story here.