welcome to 2018, a good
start to all of you. a new start like every year, with all the old issues remaining,
but new hope and a new schedule that is already full of dates. nevertheless i
just want to give a short update. recently i am planning a vinyl release for record
of tides. the idea is spinning in my head for months now, above you see me with
a dummy version back in october.
tried to join the vinyl renaissance hype, but it does not make sence for me. i
was pretty much into compact discs, but even if they feature a great artwork it
is not easy to sell them, discs seem to bout somehow. the digital download thing
is up to date and works pretty good. next to there is a bunch of people who want
to own a copy, something physical, like an artwork.
what i like about vinyl
is the physical aspect of it, you can even send it to space with an explanation
how to use it, so aliens can join your music (or whatever you might put on a golden
so even if the medium is a kind of outdated it is coming back,
but only to those who are really into music, so much that they take the time to
sit down in front of the player watching the fragile set up of needle and track
and simply listen to music. somehow the medium is part of the music and it´s
connection to people.
however, zany music will release a very limited and
small edition of the 'ganada interface' ep, a four track vinyl featuring two exlusive
tracks and two tracks of the upcoming album to be available digitally only. once
again, this upcoming release will be the best work i have done in years and it
will expand (corresponding to the medium) up to 108 minutes of music. more soon.
you are interested in getting the record of tides 'garnada interface' ep on vinyl,
please tell me via contact[at]svenpiayda.com. it may be sold out shortly after
release. the price will be quite high and is not generating profit anyway, just
mail for more info.i´ll pack a nice bundle for you anyway!
spring 2017 zany music put out the 'swan ep' on cd. the opening track is also
feauted on 'solna', the rest of the relese is exclusivly released on this limited
disc. only a few copies are left, they will be added to the first incoming orders.
more outdated media. i guess my last solo show catalogue did not sell well, nevertheless
it still great. having focussed on a new aspect of my work, we are doing a new
catalogue. once again, this is not a commercial aspect, i simply had many texts
and pictures for making the concept and the upcoming show, it was just obsolete
to turn them into a catalogue. prices to be announced.
plus, maybe a catalogue
launch/preview event. maybe.
gublia will come up in february with something great, we are busy recently, I
hope to see you there! some previews of know works to return and some impressions
from the gallery...
with thorne’ made a big impression at the kunstmuseum mülheim in the beginning
of 2017 and will be part of the upcoming show at galerie gublia. however, this
boy seems like an omen dealing with my main issue of this year. nevertheless,
I think it is a good piece.
record of tides compilation album 'driftings' via /CAMP. the release is not a
new album but a compilation of old and recent tracks. it features tracks from
recent sessions as well as material released as sellafield which has not been
avaialable digitally or is available now in any other way. the mp3 download bundle
also features alternative versions of tracks releaseed as penrose delta (also
not available anymore) and is completed by a track from a session featuring michael
knak from 2015 (check the journal: 2015-07-27 annual gifts, new recordings and
bad aliens | entry by sven).
get all info and tracklist in the releases
section, check ot driftings.
you will get the
album for free via /CAMP, please make sure you´ll have a password! find
out about /CAMP sign up here.
record of tides´ third
full length album 'solna' is out on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.org.
the album is available as digital version only and can be streamed and downloaded
via archive.org and sonicsquirrel.org.
listen to and download the album
also check label and microsite, as well as facebook site and event:
sven piayda | plato was
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school of design gallery, university
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2018-01-02 — 2018-02-28
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