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BILL NACE THROUGH A ROOM

 

Hey Everyone!

I have some copies of my new LP Through a Room for sale

It was released last week on Drag City

Thanks for looking!

BN



$30 ppd in usa

$50 ppd canada

$55 ppd r.o.w.

paypal to billnace@gmail.com


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Bill Nace’s Through a Room represents a seismic progression from Both, his startling 2020 debut solo LP

for Drag City. Nace’s career has been defined by a relentless probing of ways to frame the complex

menu of human emotions, and that the guitar has been his primary tool for exploring this terrain is of

little consequence. On this new release, he also employs tapes, hurdy gurdy, doughnut pipe, quelle est

belle, as well as his latest instrument of choice, taishōgoto. This is also, ultimately, insignificant.

What matters is the discerning spirit which animates his work. The tracks are carefully built from loops

and phrases that talk to each other, subsume one another, overlapping and crashing and diving and

expanding and emerging into unimagined vistas. On the whole, the record offers a fascinating and

engrossing chronicle – a sequence of interrelated stories told by a temporally dislodged narrator. You

think you’re here, then you’re there, and then you go through trapdoors and along tunnels, into cellars

and secret rooms, and you find that actually you’re back where you started. But it’s not hard to follow.

Trust me. Nothing this enticing can be hard to follow.

The record was recorded and edited in Philadelphia during the uncertain summer of 2021 with engineer

and co-producer Cooper Crain. Where Both was a chiseling down of spontaneous live performance,

Through a Room, while obviously the work of the same artist, treats its sounds as building blocks,

combining them to mesmerizing effect. What’s striking is the poise, the degree of authorial intensity.

The false dichotomy of composition and improvisation is thoroughly and rightfully abolished.

Bill’s interests range from post-punk to post-industrial to hip-hop to free jazz to avant-garde

composition, and every area between such unhelpful labels. From the inscrutable, evocative track titles

to the enticingly baffling cover art by his longtime compatriot Daniel Higgs, Nace is guided by an

ineffable, internal muse, a persistently personal stormcloud of ideas that, ultimately, comprise that

thing we call art. Here’s the real deal.

- Matt Krefting, Holyoke, 2022


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SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT ALL EDITIONS SOLD OUT THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED!!!!

Test Pressing Editions of OM68 Rick Myers Obstacle #79: MEMORY IS CURRENT made in an edition of 9 

Signed and Numbered with Original Collage by Bill Nace on front


$100 ppd in USA (R.O.W. add $25 for shipping)

paypal to billnace@gmail.com 

please put address in payment, send friends and family if you can and indicate which # cover you want

thanks for looking!!

bn

OM68 Rick Myers Obstacle #79: MEMORY IS CURRENT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT


 

SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED!!!
STILL AVAILABLE FROM FE, FUSETRON, TECHNIQUE STREET

ALSO CHECK OUT RICKS EXCELLENT LP ON CEJERO

https://cejero.bandcamp.com/album/obstacle-80-indices



OUT NOW! OM68

Rick Myers Obstacle #79: MEMORY IS CURRENT


SILKSCREENED SLEEVES SCREENED BY ALAN SHERRY

EDITION OF 250


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$25 ppd in usa

$45 ppd canada

$50 ppd r.o.w.


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or buy from BANDCAMP page

https://openmouthrecords.bandcamp.com/album/obstacle-79-memory-is-current


Obstacle #79: MEMORY IS CURRENT offers a sequence of works for player piano, a device which captured Rick Myers’ imagination in 2017. Divining a method from mathematical measurements and intuitive drawing systems, Myers obstructed piano rolls using adhesive tape. Performed in this altered state on a player piano in the hallway of Easthampton Machine and Tool in Easthampton, Massachusetts, the music embedded in the rolls was extricated from its history and given fresh life. Restriction forged a pathway to expanse. Here are the enchanting results.

The workings of the machine are evident throughout, wistfully recalling music box fantasias, even as the tumbling notes confound expectations. The meticulously constructed scenarios invariably run amok, and in between chaos and melody, frustration and freedom, an impossible helix fashions its own celestial music. The sounds grumble against one another, summoning subterranean promises and unearthing unexpected delights.

As the tracks run into one another, Myers interposes spoken dispatches, detailing aspects of the story behind the record. Like the sounds of the piano, they transcend mere reportage. Increasingly obscured over the course of the two sides, these ghostly interjections are part of the sonic fabric, enhancing both the narrative and acousmatic aspects of the project.  

Rick Myers is an artist whose decades-long career has studiously disregarded the confines of medium – there are books, drawings, sculptures, installations, exhibitions, videos, performances, design projects, texts, and combinations thereof. Sound, as evidenced by his recent focus on recorded material, is but another potent arrow in his quiver. Plus, it’s nothing new – he cut his teeth as a DJ.

This record is an interior travelogue shot through with ecstatic truth. In furthering the process of obstruction by which the player piano makes its music possible, Myers is, in his own words, looking to “cast and dislodge time.” Like God or Loss or Love, Time is one of the bedeviling bottomless wells from which the most affecting art springs. This is the real thing.     

Rick Myers is not in search of lost time, he is attempting to lose it, and in so doing to chart the inevitable trajectory of that loss, of its apparent disappearance, its peculiar habit of hiding in plain sight

Matt Krefting

Holyoke, MA, 2022


Touchless/Aurélie Salavert



I started a small publishing imprint called Touchless with my dear friend and excellent writer Chelsea Hogue

our first book is now out!

Victoire or Something like that
by French artist Auréle Salavert

32 pages 
perfect bound
Full color high quality digital print printed at Fire Ball Printing in Philadelphia PA

paypal to billnace@gmail.com

$20 ppd in usa
$40 ppd canada
$45 ppd r.o.w.

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Upcoming Gigs

 Bill Nace

Upcoming Gigs


Bill Nace solo

March 13 Paradise Boston MA *

March 15 9:30 Club Washington D.C. *

March 16 TLA Philadelphia PA *

March 18 Webster Hall NYC *

March 19 White Eagle Hall Jersey City NJ *

* opening for Kim Gordon


March 24 Life Irritates Art DJ set with Matt Korvette as part of AWP


Bill Nace/Mary Lattimore duo April 14th Karsh Alumni Center Durham NC *

Body/Dilloway/Head April 14th von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center Durham NC *

*as part of Three Lobed Records 21st Anniversary Festival


Bill Nace solo

April 17th Hanover Barn Richmond VA w/ Chris Corsano, Bog Body, Mere Man, Tim Gick/Drew Davis duo


Susan Alcorn/Chris Corsano/Bill Nace trio

April 18th Red Room Baltimore MD w/ TBA


Body/Dilloway/Head Test Pressing Editions SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

 

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Test Pressing Editions of my copies of the T.P. for Body/Dilloway/Head LP in an edition of 4


Signed and Numbered

with Original Collage on front


$100 ppd in USA (R.O.W. add $25 for shipping)

paypal to billnace@gmail.com 

please put address in payment, send friends and family if you can and indicate which # cover you want

thanks for looking!!

bn