Friday, November 21, 2014

ingenting kollektiva, live in santa maria delle grazie, milano

live in milano
recorded late 2014

solo guitar : ’72 reissue telecaster through 1966 vibro champ (via humbucker)
with amplified chanting
playing in accordance with the musical teachings of erich zann, luigi nono’s prometeo, and tarrl’s shifting of rings

artwork: x-ray of ambrogio da predis’ portrait of an angel

Sunday, November 16, 2014

new invisible birds release : community of light - night vision

community of light - night vision
cd in digipak, limited to roughly 100 copies

recordings of community of light improvisations from 2013 in cherryland, ca.

michael malinski : bass, percussion, vocals, synths
matthew swiezynski : guitar
chi yun : vocals, synths, electronics

instruments: vocals, synths, baritone guitar, guitar, delay/reverb devises, bowed acoustic bass, zither, bells, piano, harmonicas, and various prayer bowls.

community of light is a collective of artists & musicians working in the post kraut cosmic drone continuum which was initiated by mr. robert fludd and has come to full fruition in the twenty-first century in various forms. specifically; as pursuers of the Light, which is often called Darkness, and a sound we call silence (with a method called night vision).

one critic of note has said of the community : community of light reconceives a music that has for a long time been gathered from the invisible and most ancient of all communities, which has been in existence since the creation of the cosmos, and will be with us through the end of time. their music is highly influenced by krautrock, psychedelic, ambient, british folk, electronic and experimental and avant-garde music.

graphics by chi yun
photo by matthew swiezynski
mixed/edited by matthew swiezynski & chi yun
cherryland studio asymmetry by michael malinski
night vision concept inspired by carolina chaves urruzmendi 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

ingenting kollektiva, return to messina and death

live in messina , second night
recorded late 2014

solo guitar : 1964 jazzmaster through 1966 vibro champ, very loud,
playing in accordance with the musical teachings of erich zann

artwork: x-ray of antonella da messina's portrait of himself

Sunday, October 5, 2014

ingenting kollektiva (live in messina)

2 early 60’s jazzmasters playing in accordance with the musical teachings of harry slow and his followers francis alam-bek and esther de leeuw

artwork: x-ray of antonella da messina's st. jerome
design by matthew swiezynski with some very sound typographical advise from chi yun

Sunday, September 21, 2014

dread junket leviathan in portland

our man in ingenting kollektiva is spinning records this tuesday Sept the 23rd at beech street parlor, portland, 9pm- 1 am as dread junket leviathan (kraut, minimal techno, brit folk, etc).
please come if in the area

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

p o r t l a n d


the art of memory & invisible birds offices have suddenly awoken to find themselves transplanted to portland oregon. please excuse the minor absence, we will return shortly with some interesting projects for both the site and label

(image taken from the walls of the liberty glass on north cook street)

Friday, July 11, 2014

recent listening-music. new acquisitions

 - eduard artemiev - the mirror / stalker - superior viaduct - 2014

- william basinski - melancholia - temporary residence limited - 2014

- alice coltrane - a monastic trio - superior viaduct - 2014

- laurence crane, apartment house - chamber works 1992–2009 - another timbre - 2014

- taylor deupree - lost & compiled - 12k - 2014

- drcarlsonalbion - gold - oblique - 2014

- cocteau twins - victorialand - 4ad - 1986 lp

- common eider, king eider - how to build a cabin - yik yak - 2007

- dead can dance - dead can dance - 4ad - 1984 lp

- earth - hex; or printing in the infernal method - southern lord - 2014 lp reprint

- brigitte fontaine / areski avec art ensemble of chicago - comme a la radio - superior viaduct - 2013

- ben frost - a u r o r a - bedroom community, mute - 2014

- hiss tracts - shortwave nights - constellation - 2014

- the humble bee - morning music - cotton goods - 2010
- the humble bee - henrietta - other ideas - 2013
- the humble bee - she possessed the secret for listening to the stars - other ideas - 2014

- the incredible string band - the hangman's beautiful daughter - elektra - 1968

- brian lavelle - prelapsarian - s/r - 2014

- lovisoni / messina - prati bagnati del monte analogo - die schachtel - 2013

- pärson sound - pärson sound - ti'llindien, subliminal sounds - 2010 lp version

- pearls before swine - balaklava - esp disk - 1968 lp

- rutsubo - zakuro - omnimemento - 2014

- arthur russell - world of echo - audika - 2014 lp version

- taiga remains - works for cassette - helen scarsdale agency - 2014

- kevin verwijmeren - it's the colour of a cloud covered sky - soft corridor records - 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

dream vision, version one & two

2 new digital only invisible birds releases

dream vision, version one
dream vision, version two

2 bastardizations of the castle at cöthen. inversée, confus et ralenti by matthew swiezynski under the direct supervision of ingenting kollektiva

inspired by :
"the dream of a deluge-like rain, from which dürer awoke on the night of 8 june, 1525, was connected with the fear of a flood prophesied by various astrologers for 1524"
(a. dürer, dream vision, 1525, water color from the book hermetic museum: alchemy & mysticism)

Monday, June 30, 2014

the castle

digital version of invisible birds super limited release

the castle at cöthen (1717-1723), bonus cd for ingenting's 2012 release lost beyond telling, originally released as an edition of 11. moments from ingenting and j.s. bach treated by matthew swiezynski

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

in the year of our lord, 1964

alchemical devise transmuting loveless sounds for the forthcoming ingenting release
 the memory arts forthwith are,

magnets, earth, fire, silver, formaldehyde*, blood, and arsenic


Friday, April 4, 2014

family photos my mother sent me part three (sounds like dirt xxxi)

i couldn't stop myself
i knew i'd do it again
but i could heal myself
if i could feel your skin
and if i comprehend, and this moment
i know we'll live again
and if i heal your wound
we will make love again
and now we're slipping through
this millennium
we should feel sorry for the people
and can i kiss your skin?
and there's hunger in the desert
and missiles in the sky
and every soul is interwoven
before the wrong or right
i know we'll live again
though it's just a feeling
i know we'll never end
like there was no beginning
i know it's cold tonight
i'll kiss your velvet skin
i know we'll never end
i'll keep you company

(swans killing for company from the great annihilator)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

an anatomy of melancholy, forthcoming lp on invisible birds

ingenting kollektiva  an anatomy of melancholy  long play record, 2014 (forthcoming)

fender jazzmaster, 72' telecaster, twin reverb, pedals, & samples (recorded 2011-2014)
edited and constructed by : matthew swiezynski & johannes d'église

Sunday, March 16, 2014

family photos my mother sent me part two (sounds like dirt xxx)

in my life the piano sings
brings me words that are not the strength of strings
fiery rain and ruby's cooling sun
now i see that my world has only begun
notes that roll on winds with swirling wings...
brings me words that are not the strength of strings

gene clark / this mortal coil