013- The Tape Loop Orchestra LP
Celebrating the opening launch of the Panama Canal and the conclusion of last year’s Intenational Exposition in California this release presents commissioned music for the Panama Pacific Expo Autumn Music Festival in 1915.
Alongside the Tape Loop Orchestra these pieces were performed with members of the Exposition Orchestra and features the dulcet tones of the Opus 500 organ as performed by Edwin H Lemare.
Mastered by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare)
Each copy of the 1915-16 Panama Pacific Expo contains:
– 10″ vinyl housed in matt board
– 3″ CDr, hand stamped
– Souvenir Guide to the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco
– Postcard of Festival Hall and Avenue of Palms
– Extensive Expo Grounds Map
– Cyanography image of the Scintillator
–Pre-orders will also include an exclusive full length CD entitled
“The 1932 Wheat Decoherence”, another selection of past, future, imagined and failed releases on Wist Rec (Negative 002)
Please note: This announcement is for early pre-order.
Vinyl/CD set is expected to ship in mid-May.
Limited to 200 copies.
The 4th release in our ongoing biographical series features a menagerie of lilting dark folk from Clara Engel based on the writings and paintings of the renowned Surrealist, Leonora Carrington.
“Songs for Leonora Carrington” is housed in a handsome booklet featuring text from Carrington and watercolour interpretations of her work by artist Manfred Naescher. More information here.
Limited to 120 copies on black CDR.
On the first release of the new year Wist Rec brings you a unique 4 disc set which examines seasonal day length and the off-kilter solstice and equinoxical events of 1922 with Loscil, Talk West, Lost Trail & April Larson.
This release is available now. More details here.
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010 – The 1910 Rabbit Cull
A selection of past, future, imagined and failed releases on Wist Rec as originally given away as a limited promo disc in early 2016 (Wist Rec Negative 001). Alternatively referred to as “The 1901 Rabbit Cull” and “The 1911 Rabbit Cull”. Compiled at Indian Head Experimental Farm and Forest Nursery Station, SK.
Cryptic liner notes state:
“Please tell Harry Smith that we found the Celestial Omnichord on our last venture but it is functioning erratically.”
009 – Delay: “The Atlantic Cable”
by Being & the Humble Bee
Due to personal illness the shipping of this jackdaw set has unfortunately been delayed until Nov 28th. As this release is now sold out (our fastest selling release yet) we hope the anticipation will colour the music even more once it arrives.
With sincere apologies, the Wist Label Staff.
008 – Wist Rec 022
This autumn, Wist Rec is pleased to bring you a long waited release from Being & the Humble Bee (Russell Burden & Craig Tattersall).
“The Atlantic Cable” is a 3 disc jackdaw release detailing the first pulsing signals from Valentia Island, Ireland to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1858. Including actual depth sounding maps and morse to note translation each artist interprets the electrical direction on separate 3″ discs while a third cd of muddled, brackish interpretations is handled by Andrew Hargreaves (Tape Loop Orchestra).
007 – Wist Rec Mix – Exiting Music
We were so very pleased to be asked by the radio program Its Just Music Baby and the likeminded label Shimmering Moods to come up with a mix of music which influenced us. There are traces of the themes and sound fidelity in here which can be found throughout our records. Oddly, there appears to be a niggling hint of thematic closure in there for some reason but no serious need to worry. Music from Rhue, Clara Rockmore, Slowdive, Grouper, Hood and others.
Bonus obscurity note: The image is likely the oldest surviving photograph by Nicéphore Niépce, taken in the late 1820s.
006 – Depatterning returns, or stumbles home?
After a belated journey north, Depatterning returns to find the ancestral home quiet. “The Dimmed Homestead” is a 2 disc release (5″ & 3″CDr) featuring geneological trails of electricity, farm liminality and Ukrainian heritage in an isolated region of central canada (lowercase).
Initial copies include a microfiche of Massey Ferguson/John Deere part cataloges for reference. Things repeat into a second cycle (50-60 Hz).
005 – Week Long Jackdaw Promotion ENDED
Purchase all four jackdaw style editions for a discounted price. Includes the long out-of-print “Folkestone Lighthouse” by Being and featuring Craig Tattersall, Danny Norbury and Jez riley French. Sale ends midnight May 6th. More details on the various jackdaws here.
004 – “The Dimmed Homestead” Fragments
Researching the lost culture of Canadian pioneering, some fragments from our next release by Depatterning. Includes vital tractor schematics.
Available in June 1916.
003 – The Crossley Heritage Preorder
Wist Rec 020: The Crossley Heritage by the Sly & Unseen is now available for pre-order here.
002 – Wist Rec 020
This February, we release the Sly & Unseen’s “The Crossley Heritage”, a contrasting examination of Victorian industrialism and a separated nature. Available in a limited jackdaw edition. Details to follow.