careful arrangments of sonic rubbish

KINDLING is an evolving publication series exploring the intersection of digitally shared sound and printed image and text; each worked together or against each other to open a site of conversation for community of makers, listeners and readers by testing new modes of presentation and distribution. While the material form may be less-than-precious, ephemeral or even recyclable, we hope the ideas, feelings or actions it may encourage will remain.

I am super excited and humbled to announce the upcoming release of Taku Unami and Eric La Casa’s Parazoan Mapping #2, as the first edition of a new project called KINDLING, and will take the form of digital sound and 16 page printed newspaper (Tabloid size, 289x380mm).

Parazoan Mapping #2 is now available for pre-order, with shipping to start from next week. All KINDLING editions will only be available in physical form with accompanying digital audio files until sold out, after which they will be available in digital-only form. 

Available here: Kindling 001 : Parazoan Mapping #2
or email eamon AT sonicrubbish DOT com to order direct

Through their individual practices, Taku Unami and Eric La Casa have contributed greatly to what we think about how we listen and practice sound and music, and often indirectly challenging where these two tightly linked categories might collide or overlap. Parazoan Mapping #2 continues their published collaboration started on Erstwhile recordings in 2015, with the highly ecommended Parazoan Mapping. In keeping with their preference to avoid word-based explanation, I will write no more about Parazoan Mapping #2 and let the work speak for itself.

KINDLING is a new venture for me, publishing the work of other artists, which I hope will evolve to explore new forms of what a “sound-art publication” might be and develop into a site for a form of sound-community conversation through making.

While KINDLING will be fairly tightly curated, no doubt reflecting my own particular interests and biases, with a number of artists already invited to contribute future editions, I will remain open to proposals and ideas. However, funds are limited, and while I hope KINDLING'S scope will be expanded and broad, it will also remain somewhat tightly specific. If you have a fantastic piece of music with an equally great cover-image for its packaging, we are perhaps not the project for you; if you are interested in working sound, image and/or text together, each contributing to what we might read as “the work” in a more expanded manner, then I would love to hear from you.

KINDLING edition 001:
Parazoan Mapping #2 - Taku Unami and Eric La Casa