After a winter of massive transition NEW FIRMAMENT has re-emerged. The past six months have more strongly defined NEW FIRMAMENT as an entity and we are working hard to further clarify what NEW FIRMAMENT is for those with the sense to receive it.
The notion of operating as a ‘record label’ has never been a concern nor focus of NEW FIRMAMENT. NEW FIRMAMENT is solely a collection of recordings largely created by, or in collaboration with, N. Podgurski. Spring 2013 marked our first non-vanity issuance, Derek Reinhardt’s ‘Filthy Flamingo.’ As we continue forward with this collection we hope to have physical copies of the reissue of The Organ Donors Present:Vincent by late summer among sundry others the future has to offer.
In coming months look for the transference of a very specific portion of the Feast of Epiphany catalog into a project with broader spectrum of focus simply called NEW FIRMAMENT. NEW FIRMAMENT as a live and recorded entity will carry on the trajectory initiated on FOTE releases like ‘Solitude,’ ‘Forever Carry Us, Forever Destroy Us,’ and ‘Indivinity II&III.’ The summer has already been graced with live performances by NEW FIRMAMENT and these will continue as we work towards the release of the first proper record by ‘NEW FIRMAMENT.’ We are incredibly happy to be working with Sean Gray/Accidental Guest Recordings on this release. Furthermore a handful of collaborations in the ether (some due in the nearer future than others) with Castevet (Profound Lore Recordings), NYC composer Sam Garrett’s ‘Voice Coils’, as well as a slow-burning collaboration with Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts/Vaura/Dysrhythmia).
We’ve recently undertaken an ongoing playlist/dj-set by mail project (SEE BELOW). If you would like to receive this and/or other NEW FIRMAMENT-related updates contact: bibochairs(at)gmail(dot)com.
A marked need:
- for immediate gratification
- to be awash in a deluge of information
seems to be definitively the direction of things in recent years. It feels right to move slower and (re)focus that ‘rapid fire expanded recipients of the universe’ notion and convert (at least a portion of it) into something of strengthened integrity. This ongoing playlist series will remain as it has begun (a weekly series of individual links to songs). A bi-weekly labor of love; a playlist for you the listener to enjoy; a chance to continue to dig for new musical experiences (with AND without the physical medium). As the physical medium comes in and out of flux, and the availability of information is on the upswing, this can (hopefully) maintain that slow-moving interactive dance between music and listener. A dance that requires a little work.
AS ALWAYS OUR COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE: