2 NEW TAPES: RM Francis AND Stefan Tcherepnin & Christopher DeLaurenti duo

RM Francis, Microtopies DRAFT D013, 42 minute tape, edition of 125 Newcomer RM Francis debuts his first solo release, Microtopies, a meticulously constructed set of works that took an entire year to complete. Using the computer to generate software patches and process hacked thrift-store keyboards, Francis layers time-stretched timbres that aimlessly warble within odd, congealed […]

Matt Carlson Release Party

Yesterday I made the trip down to Portland to see Matt Carlson perform at his release party–and deliver his records!  As to be expected, Carlson delivered a ridiculously shreddy set of atonal burblings, vocoded-squelching, schizophrenic FM drops to the attentive listeners packed inside a local drum shop–part of the Outset Series presented by the Revival […]

NOW AVAILABLE: Matt Carlson, Particle Language LP

  Matt Carlson, Particle Language DRAFT D012 / LP DRAFT is pleased to announce the release of Matt Carlson’s solo debut LP release, Particle Language. Following up his stellar solo works for Gift Tapes, including Stereo Face and Gecko Dream Levels, Carlson advances his signature electronic compositions, venturing into weirder, tweaked realms of morphing synthesis […]

Matt Carlson & RM Francis

A few months back DRAFT’s sister-label Gift Tapes presented a night of music at Seattle’s Chapel Performance space that featured two solo performers: Matt Carlson & RM Francis (May 13, 2011).  GT managed to convince a friend to help document the event so we could share it with you. Matt Carlson (also a member of […]

July 2011: New DRAFT releases available now

Now available at draftrecords.com! GREG DAVIS, STATES (3) [C26 TAPE :: pro-dubbed, imprinted, edition of 200] Greg Davis’ spate of recent works for modular synth have been a DRAFT favorite over the past year, beginning with a completely mind-blowing performance we witnessed in Seattle last August during his Summer 2010 West Coast tour (modular synth […]

7/8 at Cairo: Radio People, Carl Calm, HPV, Same Species

Local Seattle musician Adam Svenson is hosting a show at Cairo on July 8th.  The stellar lineup includes the kosmiche-pop jams of Radio People (Sam Goldberg, Mist), the abstract digital hymns of Carl Calm (member of Caboladies, Palmetto Moon Electronic Group), improv synth energies of Harpoon Pole Vault (Gift Tapes/Brother Raven) and the new trio […]

Upcoming DRAFT release preview: Telecult Powers collab tape

Visitation Rites posted a brief preview of the upcoming Telecult Powers collab tape Stars Are the Eyes of God, due out on DRAFT this July (also posted on A.Z.).  The duo of Witchbeam & Mister Matthews reaches new levels as they shape-shift into new entities: Hecate’s Fountain is Telecult joined by Lala Ryan of Excepter; […]

June NW Mini Tour: Mark McGuire, Rene Hell, Brother Raven, Eye Myths

Coming in late June to 3 NW cities: Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire, the kosmische music of Rene Hell and Brother Raven, and the abstract machine music of Eye Myths.  In Portland we’ll be joined by Charles Berlitz (Spencer Clark of Skaters fame) and video artist  Brenna Murphy!  Details on Events page or at Gift Tapes.

5/20 Tiger Hatchery, Panabrite, Wally Shoup +

This Friday, May 20th come check out a super diverse show here in Seattle, featuring Chicago’s free/punk trio Tiger Hatchery, epic library synth jammer Panabrite, old-school jazz shredders Wally Shoup & Don Berman duo and a set of improvised saxophone by Wilson Shook with live analog modular synth processing / sampling by Jason E Anderson.  […]