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Eleven Clouds

Eleven Clouds

(01) I’m not completing any thoughts. (January 2010, 3″ cd-r.)
(02) Skipping Stones (February 2010, 33’33” cd-r. )
(03) Vertical Landscapes 1-5/aeolian electrics (March 2010, Painting with 2×5″ cd-r. )
(04) Mid-Spring (rock, breath, 12kHz) (April 2010, 3″ cd-r.)
(05) An delay (May 2010, 2×3″ cd-r. )
(06) 100 Black Kites (June 2010, box of assorted items. 4×3″ cd-r.)
(07) A Closed Letter (July 2010, 3″ cd-r.)
(08) 47° 32′ 25.80″ N / 121° 54′ 32.0″ W (August 2010, micro-c60. )
(09) Fugue State (September 2010, 5″cd-r.)
(10) Sometimes the rain is hard to see (9 haiku) (October 2010, mini-cd-r.)
(11) …and yet (November 2010.)

Pictured above is the complete Eleven Clouds. A confession: throughout the course of the project, even as limited as each release was, one copy was held back for the archive” . Said archive is pictured above. This was done with the intention that this archive would end up in the hands of a single individual, so there would be one person, beyond the artist, with all of the releases” . It has been decided that the complete”  Eleven Clouds Archive will be sent to a randomly selected individual who has inquired after the final Eleven Clouds release …and yet. That release, as stated in the press release, is available to any who ask and from that list a single person shall be selected to receive not only …and yet but the entire Eleven Clouds Archive“¡ .

As of the writing of this post there are still copies of …and yet available. So strike while the iron is hot! However all people who inquire after this release, including those that exceed the number of available copies will be entered in the drawing for the complete archive. So there is absolutely no reason not to take the plunge. This offer is open to anyone worldwide with no restrictions including previous recipients of other Eleven Clouds releases“¡ .

Send your inquires to: mgmt AT hollowearthrecordings DOT com

”  Caveats
1) Of course there is only one real copy of 100 Black Clouds, a unique puzzle box filled with undisclosed objects. However this archive includes the music, presented in the same four disc format of the original release. It has been housed in a vinyl pocket with a photo of the original release
2) Likewise 47° 32′ 25.80″ N / 121° 54′ 32.0″ W really only exists as a micro-cassette buried on a riverbank (perhaps) in the Cascade Foothills. In this case the archive contains the simultaneous recording that was made with a voice recorder. Again a custom sleeve was generated with the promotional artwork.
3) The pictured Vertical Landscape is not the one included in the archive. The archive version is Vertical Landscapes 1 which had been wrapped up securely in brown paper for its journey to the east and was not unwrapped for this photo.

“¡ Additional Caveats
A list has been kept of who has received which release for the entire project. If the winner of the archive has previously acquired Eleven Clouds releases said releases will be excluded from the archive as sent to them. These releases will be randomly sent to other recipients of …and yet who of course also do not already own said release.

As always feel free to contact us at mgmt AT hollowearthrecordings DOT com

Eleven Clouds

An delay

An delay, the May entry in the Eleven Clouds project, is a set of two 3″ cd-rs each containing 20′ of music mounted in a 6″x8″ mylar pocket. This piece continues the iteration of the Winter Clouds Network Instrument but used in a dramatically different way. The cloud itself has been fairly radically shifted mainly to be gated by an external input which has a certain amount of indetermancy associated with it. But the most dramatic change is that the output of the network is then amplified and played through two transducers which are placed on the strings of a prepared wire strung harp. The recordings then are the output of the Network Instrument and the Prepared Wire-Strung Harp. In order to duplicate the live experience of the creation of this recording the two discs should be played simultaneously. In the processes of preparing this music for release it was listened to many times in this fashion and the range and variety of the music generated simply by modifying the volumes of the two discs is so vast and fascinating that this was clearly the only way to release this music. Mixes can (and have, see below) be made from this that are completely satisfying and the discs on their own are interesting even if obviously incomplete (note that only the combined audio was audible during the recording process) but clearly the ideal circumstance is to leave it to the listener to mix them as they see fit.

The packaging for this release boldly features the two discs displayed on their own. The discs have been spray painted and due to mixing of multiple paints and the natural errors from spray painting templates, each is unique. The nature of this packaging means that there will be aspects of them that some might consider flaws but in terms of this project are actually features. It probably also should be noted that due to the nature of this packaging it doesn’t photograph incredibly well, so the above picture is only vaguely representational.


How to acquire a copy
An delay will be sent to anyone who sends a postcard to the address specified in an email that will be automatically sent to you by emailing: andelay AT hollowearthrecordings DOT com. No additional information is needed beyond sending from a valid email address. Note that this is an auto-responder and there is no-one reading or saving these emails. Once you receive said mailing address you should send your postcard, with your mailing address legibly printed on it to the address that you’ve been sent. All addressees from anywhere in the world will receive a copy of An delay. There is a current stockpile of ten copies waiting to be mailed out. As an additional incentive, these ten sets will contain an additional disc featuring a mix of the two discs. While creating your own mix is still the ideal way to listen to this music, one understands that this situation is not always easy to set up. While one is encouraged to do so, even if it is in software, we will include the artists preferred mix as a bonus with this initial batch. After these have run out discs will be constructed on demand and will include a link to a digital copy of this mix.

These discs are rather time consuming to produce so there definitely will be a finite number of these. As stated above all received postcards will be honored, but the set could go out of print at any point. I can’t really foresee making more then another batch of these, unless I get a deluge of postcards, so plan accordingly.

For more information please feel free to contact us at
mgmt AT hollowearthecordings DOT com.