AUDIO SAMPLES 03.04.20
As a result of the current health crisis, our planned projects for early 2020 and beyond have been delayed. No dates are set in stone, but below are extracts from three upcoming releases from Jake Wittlin, Jonas Gustafsson and Automatic Writing Circle.
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FORTHCOMING RELEASES 02.02.20
A very belated Happy New Year! Our new website is now up and running. After a relatively quiet 2019, this year we are expecting to present several new releases, including a long-awaited cassette from Automatic Writing Circle, as well as works from Poulomi Desai and Jonas Gustafsson. First out, however, will be a cassette and digital download of «Two Feedback Compositions» by Bristol-based turntablist Jake Wittlin. This release presents two lengthy pieces composed using a traditional DJ arrangement of turntable, mixer and sampler - with the only sound source used (as the title might imply) being a feedback loop created by this set-up. The original composition was produced for - and broadcast on - Resonance Extra (the online platform for London-based art-radio station ResonanceFM) in May 2016; the accompanying piece was composed specifically for this cassette release, using the same set-up and methodology, in the early months of 2020. We expect this to be ready sometime early April - more information soon.
ORPHAN «YIJODA» 05.07.19
We are very proud to finally announce the release of «Yijoda» by Orphan. Consisting of nine tracks clocking in at just over 40 minutes, this album takes us on an unsettling yet beautiful journey through bleak and harsh aural landscapes. A rave party backwards, with a Tyneside twist. Press release to be found here. See below for a video by Kevin Barthélemy for the track «Despair System».
PETER COYTE «NOW» 15.04.19
New gorgeous release from Peter Coyte, his second for Impeka following 2017's excellent «Crack & Murmur», and part of an on-going series issuing his sound installation work on cassette. «Now» consists of two binaural compositions of field recordings taken in and around Hornsey Town Hall, North London, which were originally presented as a six speaker installation at the (sadly) now-defunct Ply Gallery in Semptember 2016. The installation pieces were re-mixed and edited for the cassette format between February and March 2019. A press release can be found here.
This release is dedicated to the loving memory of Paul Berry.
Our limited runs of physical releases are accompanied by high-quality downloads, and are available to purchase via BandCamp. Click the images below for more information about - and samples from - each release.
Disorienting rhythms, processed voice samples, tape hiss and distorted rave sirens from South East London producer Orphan.
Binaural mixes of a six speaker installation of field recordings taken in and around Hornsey Town Hall, North London, originally presented at Ply Gallery.
Sketched out beats, warm blasts of sub-bass and manipulated found sounds from South East London's PiK.
Hacked electronics, broken instruments, tape loops and improvisations recorded in Deptford, South East London.
Acclaimed debut from jazz quartet led by Belgian tenor saxophonist Arnaud Guichard, based on the ancient Persian tale «The Three Princes of Serendip» by Amir Khusrau.
Sonic interventions and live improvisations recorded during a micro-residency at USURP ART, Harrow, North London.
Field recordings from Tankerton, Seasalter and Whitstable, originally presented as a six speaker installation as part of the 2016 Whitstable Biennale Satellite programme.
Impeka is an imprint dedicated to presenting and promoting experimental auditory works, particularly field-recordings, electro-acoustics, and improvised music. We exist to provide a platform for sonic experimentation and collaboration.
We are happy to receive feedback, suggestions and correspondence in general, and are always open to new opportunities to collaborate. The works presented and released by Impeka are conceived and created in co-operation with artists and friends in relatively close geographic proximity, but demo submissions are gladly accepted.