The fifth installment of Commend See maps the movements of terrestrial and celestial bodies by means of musical evolution. Birth, planets and cosmic timing underscore Natal Uranus, il corpo sotto la sabbia / Birthdays, a collaborative offering and unfolding fable from Sea Urchin and Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra.
Watch the video for an eleven plus minute “single edit” of “Natal Uranus, il corpo sotto la sabbia” directed by Michael A. Flanagan below:
Arriving four years from its prior leap year inception Natal Uranus, il corpo sotto la sabbia / Birthdays will be presented in limited physical and infinite digital versions on Saturday, February 29th (Leap Day). Learn more here.
Melanie Velarde’s debut album Parcel (her first collaboration with Commend and the fourth installment of our Commend See series) is available digitally for the first time since its initial cassette release in 2016.
sharing a piece of the newest Commend See exchange ~ Melanie Velarde, Cerberus spirit of the temporal, fashions ten anthropological sensory excursions as Parcel, the aural component to Christin Ripley’s metaphysical marble dye practice.
stream the title track below and join us for an in-person / personal exchange on December 15 at Commend. Melanie will perform live amongst new prints and projections from Christin.
we’ll have copies of the cassette and LP editions of Parcel on hand, too.
pleased to announce the next edition in our Commend See series – a collaboration between Osaka, Japan musician 7FO and Brooklyn, NY visual artist Nick Ozgunay. wade through “Forest of Old Cloth” above / below, grab the cassette album.
we’ll celebrate the collaboration with an event @ Commend next Thursday, October 6 by offering both cassette and artist LP editions of Water Falls Into A Blank, installing a new burn piece by Ozgunay, and enjoying the sounds of Jen Monroe of Listen To This.
RAMZi’s world exists just outside the corner of your eye. It is a land of look behind; possible to reach, impossible to return. Phoebe Guillemot is the guardian of this world. The fearless, intuitive heroine whose arsenal of melted rhythms and mutant song lines exude from her armour.
Guillemot’s past releases mapped this world, RAMZi guiding the endlessly interpretable landscape with her warped, dubbed-out tribal dance music. The effect was ecstatic, combative, and tactical. For Haku, the next installment in the ongoing RAMZi adventure game, delves more into the mythology surrounding this mossy culture.
Step through her world’s portal with “OO” below:
For Haku is the first entry in the Commend See series, released in conjunction with Strange Fires, an installation by artist Jessica Hans. An artist edition of six unique LPs will be available at the opening, alongside a cassette edition of For Haku also available online to those that can’t attend. Strange Fires opens at Commend on April 21 and is on view through May 12, 2016.