Just received a package in the mail from our dear friend Gregory Scharpen out in Berkeley and contained within said package were several copies of the new Thomas Carnacki CD "The Disappearance Of This Terrible Spool"!
As if that weren't exciting enough, "Gansevoort Two-Step," which is track 4 of this CD, includes a fairly sizable contribution from your humble Recordists (i.e. me and Sherri)!
Thomas Carnacki is the alter-ego of Mr. Scharpen and this is the second Carnacki CD on his own Alethiometer Records label, following the 2006 release of the "Far Voyage From A Placid Island" CD. Both discs are excellent and can be purchased from the man himself ( http://www.myspace.com/thomascarnacki ) or through Aquarius Records in San Francisco, Other Music in New York, and in the case of the "Far Voyage" CD, through CD Baby and ICR Distribution (Europe).
"Gansevoort Two-Step" is comprised of edited excerpts from the second of two collaborative Thomas Carnacki/Recordists performances which were presented in New York City in May of 2008 as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Both collaborations were quite fruitful and yielded a wealth of useful material and we are discussing the possibility of a full-length release of some sort. We'll let you know when and if that seems imminent.
There's a nice write-up for the "Terrible Spool" CD on the website of Aquarius Records and the "Gansevoort Two-Step" track was recently aired on Brian Turner's show on WFMU. We'll continue to track any reviews, blog-posts, airplay, etc. for this release and keep you informed.
- William A. Davison