Author Archives: In Turn

Greg Fox – Contact

An extension and evolution of Greg Fox’s rigorous, virtuosic sound-making practices, Contact, his first solo album since 2017’s The Gradual Progression, finds the multidisciplinary artist accessing ever more raw and ruminative states, processing the tumult of sentience into stick-hit-drum.

Today, Greg also launches a crowdfunding initiative to build a public-facing recording studio in his native state of New York. As Greg notes in his Kickstarter mission statement in light of the current global crisis, “I hope that if anything this campaign can be a source of encouragement to others. I believe in the future of music. I believe that we will find a way to get through this.” Complete info here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiote/help-launch-studio-te

Experience Michael A. Flanagan‘s visual expression of “From the Cessation of What” featuring artwork by Emma Kohlmann below:

Learn more here.

April 1, 2020

RIYL-ty Bytes: Tashi Wada

Photo Credit: Dicky Bahto

Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile a playlist of tracks that are resonating with them.

From Tashi Wada, to you ~ 

“Night Vision” — a mix of recent and older favorites from my ears to yours. Enjoy!


1. “Black Woman” – Sonny Sharrock
2. “Love Is a Jungle” – Peter Ivers
3. “Turiya & Ramakrishna” – Alice Coltrane
4. “Khaleek Bil Beit” – Fairouz
5. “For J.R.” – Lucy Railton
6. “Orchestral Memory” – Elodie Lauten
7. “Andromeda Memories” – Kyle Gann
8. “Words I Heard” – Julia Holter
9. “Your Sweet Love” – Lee Hazlewood
10. “Questions” – Annette Peacock
11. “What Reason Could I Give” – Ornette Coleman
12. “Watch Over This Boy” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
13. “The Bells” – Lou Reed
14. “Enlightenment” – Sun Ra and His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra

RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.

March 4, 2020

Sign Libra – Sea of Nectar

Drifting between the cerebral and celestial Sign Libra (the sound and sight sigil of Agata Melnikova) offers “Sea of Nectar,” the second single from her sophomore album Sea to Sea. Available in vinyl and digital formats February 14, 2020.


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February 6, 2020

Always Coming Home: A Sonic Journey From Kesh

For this month’s FTSxNTS, Freedom To Spend’s monthly show on NTS, Andrea Zarza Canova reimagines Ursula K. Le Guin’s world of the Kesh by mixing Ursula and Todd Barton’s music, ethnographic recordings of Yurok, Tolowa, and Papago performers, and oral excerpts from Always Coming Home.

In Always Coming Home (1985), Ursula K. Le Guin develops a fictional ethnography of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, the Kesh, survivors of an ecological catastrophe in Northern California. Early editions were published with an accompanying cassette containing ‘field recordings’ and indigenous song, which Freedom To Spend reissued in March 2018.

Listen back to Andrea’s mix and read the full editorial over at NTS.

Andrea Zarza Canova is a sound archivist, curator at the British Library Sound Archive, and co-founder of Mana Records.

January 22, 2020

June Chikuma – Les Archives – 03/22/2019

Les Archives, a whooping gonzo of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and a mysterious string quartet; composed, arranged, and produced by the elusive Japanese artist June Chikuma is out now via Freedom To Spend.

The 1986 reissue, previously released on Toru Hatano’s Picture Label as Divertimento, so many decades ago, now glows with a different purpose; one that revises the past while maintaining, and finally elevating, its hidden influence. Les Archives is the score for a movie of mistaken identity – clones redressed in a guise of the artist’s re-coding. The legitimate artifact deceives history. There is no original, but this copy is singular and complete.

Order the LP w/ accompanying 7″ or digital edition here at the shop.

March 25, 2019

Lucrecia Dalt – Limited Edition LP

if inclined to anticline, we have a handful of the ltd. ed. lp version of Lucrecia Dalt’s new album, left from this past w/e’s (awesome) MoMA PS1: come together fair + lu’s tour w/ tune-yards — available now — edition of 75 (!), silkscreened jackets w/ risograph insert + hand-stamped labels – these ship immediately, & we’ll send a download on release date

March 28, 2018