Monday, November 30, 2009

Midday Mixtape - Old News is Good News

Recently, I made a mixtape for someone who has never heard one of my mixes. So I gathered my favorite sets along with a couple new ones and mashed in plenty of samples and homemade interludes. It is nearly perfect.

Midday Mixtape

Side A
Hamlet perfomed by an ESL class
Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale - Clara Rockmore
Interlude - Mountains
Busking - Aloe Blacc
Slow Jam - Fridge
Roast Fish and Cornbread - Lee Perry
Punk Rock (live) - Mogwai
Zauber - Ellen Allien
Bird In Hand - Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters
Night and Fog - Claude Vasori
Lifespan/M(usic) I(nside) - Terry Riley
Sons of Pioneers - Japan
Auntie's Lock/Infinitum -Flying Lotus
Ursulan Uni - Paavoharju
Haiiro - Twerk
Melody Day (Four Tet Remix) - Caribou
Elegant Elephant – Broadcast
Fuzzy Interlude – T.Carter
The Fallen Love – Pleq
Bookends Theme – Simon & Garfunkel
Kaino Industries – Bibio
Are you tracking me? – William S. Burroughs

Side B
Music Box - Cole Pierce
Discover Tokyo - Shuta Hasunuma
Oddults - Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz
Mist on the Window - Ken Ikeda
Cliffs – Karen O and the Kids
Shumba - Alejandro Franov
Townsville - The Necks
Nixon Interlude - T.Carter
Pikachu Backhand - Sack & Blumm
Not Hearing a Word - Plaid
Everyday You Give - Marcie Sampson
Sleepwalk - Jonathan Richman
Triple T Blues - Cal Tjader
Destination Blue - Samon Kawamura
Haley Interlude (Cole Pierce Mix) – T.Carter
Kitchen Sink (Clark Remix) - Amon Tobin
Sideshow – Blue Magic
If I ruled the world interlude (C.Pierce mix) – T.Carter
Sugarette (Wax Stag remix) - Bibio


. . . with particular attention to intersection.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Willful - Mick Muttley

Featuring an exclusive mix for Presto Samo, made by Mick Muttley of SubVersion.

"Wilful" is the culmination of open-mindedness, organisation and overdubbing. The principle was conceived from a gap in tastes. Rock The Dub's Khal once said that he found it difficult to get into ambient music. All the while his love of hip-hop remains steadfast.

"Wilful" is an attempt to merge the two into one cohesive hybrid. The "unmixed" version is the backing track, the final outcome a unique showcase of the talents of Busdriver and Mr. ShaoDow. These are Muttley's two favourite rappers. Therefore "Wilful" is both a call for accumulative appreciation, and an extension of Muttley's current mix archetypes.

Master tempo buttons enable pitch-shifting the ambiences underneath the rhymes and beats. ShaoDow and Busdriver are interviewed to dovetail with a supplmentary feature on SubVersion. Voice recordings are implemented to aid the flow of the audio file. The subjects covered extend the scope of the text copy. Together in wilfulness the objective becomes complete.

01. Boards Of Canada - Into The Rainbow Vein (from the album "The Campfire Headphase" - Warp)
02. Bibio - I'm Rewinding It... (from the album "Fi" - Mush Records)
03. ICR - Before Noon (insert) (from the album "Daytrip" - Covert Operations)
04. Aquadorsa - Daylight Fading Into Evening Silence (from the album "Cloudlands" - Glacial Movements)
05. Alva Noto - Xerrox Soma (from the album "Xerrox Vol.2" - Raster-Noton)
06. Koen Holtkamp - Walker (from the album "Field Rituals" - Type)
07. Klute - No Return (from the album "No-One's Listening Anymore" - Commercial Suicide)
08. Christopher Bissonnette - Jour Et Nuit (from the album "In Between Words" - Kranky)
09. Belong - Beeside (from the album "Colorloss Record" - St.Ives Records)
10. Murcof - Cosmos 1 (from the album "Cosmos" - Leaf)
11. Quosp - Beechwood (from the album "Soundscapes 1" - U-Cover)
12. Lopus - Luoto (from the album "Glow" - Counter Intelligence Digital)
13. Jasper TX & Anduin - Everything Disappears In A Tunnel Of Light (from the album "The Bending Of Light" - SMTG)
14. David Tagg - Picked In Air (from the album "Wind Blown Guitar" - Second Sun Recordings)
15. Rapoon - Thin Light (from the album "Time Frost" - Glacial Movements)
16. Tim Hecker - Blood Rainbow (from the album "Harmony In Ultraviolet" - Kranky)
17. Philip Dickau - Whyte Avenue (from the album "This City, And You" - CD-R)
18. Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Streets Of Paris (from the album "Perfume: Story Of A Murderer" - EMI)
19. Lamenter - Northern Pacific (from the album "Sleeping Me" - Phantom Channel)
20. Machinefabriek - Lief (from the album "Weeler" - Lampse)
21. Deaf Center - Thread (from the album "Pale Ravine" - Type)

Mick regularly collaborates on mixtapes and curates mix exchange projects. Find my contribution to this crosspost on SubVersion.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Piano Clockworks

Piano Clockworks by colepierce

Last year I self released Piano Clockworks, an album of gritty ambient music that was also a sound installation at Old Gold. Here is the title track.
Check out the rest of the show on my website.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hike, Interrupted

Hike by colepierce

Field recording of Tyler wearing a wireless lav mic walking into the woods talking to himself, away from the receiver and then returning to signal range. Recorded in the mountains somewhere in Oregon, August 2008.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tape Epiphany at Antena Gallery

August 7- September 5, 2009

1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago IL 60608
antenapilsen (at)
(773) 257-3534
Hours: by appointment only

Cole Pierce, Tape Epiphany 2009
VHS Tape and Nails, 14'x12'
Antena Gallery
Chicago IL

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tape Epiphany at Antena Gallery

Tape Epiphany (2007) Block Museum of Art

Friends and Colleagues,
While most of Chicago is going to be standing in sweaty shoulder to shoulder solidarity for Lallapalooza, Antena Gallery and I will be hosting a quiet revolution of our own for those that are truly down. I have painstakingly installed "Tape Epiphany" (2007) in Antena Gallery's Project Wall Space and to prove it, the opening reception is Friday August 7th from 6pm - 10pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

August 7- September 5, 2009

1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago IL 60608
(773) 257-3534
Hours: by appointment only

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