Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SIGE artist shows:

NORDRA (Monika Khot)

-10/22/17 Seattle WA  with WAND, Darto
The Vera Project


ENDON

With Boris


10/19 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre 
10/20 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club 
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ El Club 
10/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
10/27 – Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls 
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 
10/31 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
11/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw 
11/04 – Durham, NC @ Motorco 
11/05 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse 
11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade, Hell Stage 
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In 
11/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 
11/10 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks 
11/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister 
11/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 
11/17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah


 William Fowler Collins


-10/21/17 Sante Fe NM
with Sutekh Hexen, Hissing,
Second Street Brewery Santa Fe, NM


Marshall Trammell

Thursday, October 5 @ Prelinger Library : Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality w/Kevin Robinson 
Saturday, October 7 @ Green Arcade Books (San Francisco): Words & Music w/Tongo Eisen Martin.

Sunday, October 8 @ Prelinger Library (San Francisco): Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality w/members of Voicehandler.

Tuesday, October 10 @ Active Music Series (The Uptown, Oakland): Tatsuya Nakataki - Large Percussion Group. 


SUMACwith Converge



01/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/21 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
01/23 Berkley, CA – Cornerstone Berkley
01/24 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
01/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
01/26 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
01/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/28 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NORDRA LP now available

NORDRA (Monika Khot) "ST" debut album, single LP NOW AVAILABLE

You can order the LP here:

http://sige.bigcartel.com/product/nordra-s-t-lp


Debut album by Seattle's Nordra, aka Monika Khot. Desolate beat-scapes flecked with fleeting moments of beauty. Design by Nordra and SIGE, housed in letterpressed jackets by Stumptown Printers.  Edition of 300 copies, pressed on dried blood colored vinyl. 

"...tracks plowed relentlessly with complex martial rhythms buttressed by engrossingly desolate guitar and trumpet drones. Others wafted like anomic threnodies for this damaged, damned age. This music is the future of pop, right fucking now; you just don't realize it yet." - The Stranger 


SIGE artist shows

NORDRA (Monika Khot)


-9/30 Seattle WA
at the Royal Room

SUMAC and ENDON

With Boris

-10/06 // Eugene, OR // WOW Hall
-10/07 // Seattle, WA // Neumos
-10/08 // Vancouver, BC // Rickshaw Theatre
-10/09 // Portland, OR // Doug Fir
-10/10 // Chico, CA // Cafe Coda *
-10/11 // San Francisco, CA // The Independent

*SUMAC/ENDON only

 William Fowler Collins


-10/21/17 Sante Fe NM
with Sutekh Hexen, Hissing,
Second Street Brewery Santa Fe, NM


Mamiffer: 

-9/30 Krakow Poland
Nowa Huta Cultural Center

Premiere of a new composition "Mettapatterning for Constellation". Commissioned by the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Poland. Composition by Faith Coloccia, with contribution by Aaron Turner. (Arr. by Eyvind Kang) Performed by Polish orchestra.


Marshall Trammell


Thursday, October 5 @ Prelinger Library : Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality w/Kevin Robinson 
Saturday, October 7 @ Green Arcade Books (San Francisco): Words & Music w/Tongo Eisen Martin.

Sunday, October 8 @ Prelinger Library (San Francisco): Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality w/members of Voicehandler.


Tuesday, October 10 @ Active Music Series (The Uptown, Oakland): Tatsuya Nakataki - Large Percussion Group. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

New SIGE releases

























ENDON "Through the Mirror" CS. The LP came out on Hydra Head Records, and the CD came out on Daymare Records, Japan.

Order here:

http://sige.bigcartel.com/product/endon-through-the-mirror-cs

New full length album by ENDON, Japan's primary proprietors of catastrophic noise metal. Cassette edition of 75 copies, originally released on LP by Hydra Head Records and on CD by Daymare Recordings. Full color 6 panel j-card, black cassettes, printed labels.  Art and design by MA. http://zmawamz.jp/

"Equal parts strafing electronic noise and chaotic old-skool emo violence/metallic hardcore, all 47 minutes bulge with operatic bombast, and amount to something ineffable and stunning." "This is a monumental work that should be heard by anyone interested in the forging of new paths in extreme music..." - The Quietus 





























NORDRA (Monika Khot) "ST" debut album, single LP

You can order the LP here:

http://sige.bigcartel.com/product/nordra-s-t-lp

Debut album by Seattle's Nordra, aka Monika Khot. Desolate beat-scapes flecked with fleeting moments of beauty. Design by Nordra and SIGE, housed in letterpressed jackets by Stumptown Printers.  Edition of 300 copies, pressed on dried blood colored vinyl. 

"...tracks plowed relentlessly with complex martial rhythms buttressed by engrossingly desolate guitar and trumpet drones. Others wafted like anomic threnodies for this damaged, damned age. This music is the future of pop, right fucking now; you just don't realize it yet." - The Stranger 



























Aaron Turner and Daniel Menche, "NOX" LP

You can order the LP here:

http://sige.bigcartel.com/product/nox-by-aaron-turner-daniel-menche

31 minute long-form collaborative track by Aaron Turner and Daniel Menche - utilizing field recordings, choral vocal arrangements, prepared guitar, processing, electronics, percussion, etc. Meditative and immersive. Edition of 400 copies - 150 clear, 250 black. Design by Daniel Castrejon, photographs by Faith Coloccia, letterpressed jackets by Stumptown Printers. 

Heres our new advertisement:











Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pre-Order " NOX" by Daniel Menche and Aaron Turner

 Available for pre-order HERE







SIGE Records 2017 / SIGE 055. Edition of 400 copies. 150 clear vinyl, 250 black vinyl.
Side A - NOX (16:16)
Side B - NOX (15:28)
Custom letterpressed LP jackets by Stumptown Printers.
Photography by Faith Coloccia, art/design by Daniel Castrejon.

Daniel Menche is a prolific musician whose work in the fields of noise and experimentalism displays both savage tactile expressionism and masterful studio manipulations. Aaron Turner is an equally prolific artist whose output veers from
violent guitar architectures to textural meditations. Consequently, their collaborative album Nox could have
been a brutish exercise in punishing frequencies and aural assaults. Instead, Nox is what Turner describes as “a combo of Daniel’s more free-flowing form of
impulsive music making and my more contemplative composition.”
Consisting of one lone track over the course of two sides of an LP, Nox uses its allowance of time to patiently wind and unravel around Menche’s intuitive and free-associative vocal and drum treatments. Manipulated and wrought to the point of abstraction, this spontaneous underpinning served as the narrative backbone to Turner’s orchestral vocal arrangements. Over the course of the year-long
development process, the two musicians maintained a continual dialogue on the direction of the album, taking turns adding
their accents and embellishments to the composition. Field recordings, found sounds, and auxiliary instrumentation
fleshed out the recording until Nox developed into a final ruminative experience.
Menche and Turner had previously worked together on the Mamiffer/Menche collaborative album Crater, though Nox bears closer sonic relations to other
endeavors in both artists’ canons. One can hear vestiges of Menche’s more percussion-based albums like Concussions or
Turner’s more ethereal vocal-based work with Jodis on their most recent offering. And while the tactics and tools used for
creating the album are very much of the modern age, the duo conjure the timeless elements of the transcendental hymns of
Arvo Pärt or the tonal clusters of György Ligeti through their patient, economical
approach. Ultimately, Nox creates a lush, inviting, and deeply dimensional world that belie the cold basements of Portland, OR and Vashon, WA where it was slowly brought to fruition.

Also available:

THALASSA: The duo of Aaron Turner and William Fowler Collins



















































Barnett + Coloccia "WELD" Cassette release
Available HERE








Also available: 1 more copy of the SIGE Records grab box:

*Mamiffer performs their last show in a while? (babies) on July 6th at Chop Suey in Seattle with friends Zen Mother (featuring SIGE BF Monika Khot!)*


Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner also have been commissioned to write a composition for this event/festival: performed by Polish Orchestra: http://sacrumprofanum.com/program/post-indie-classical-1

New SIGE ad:



SUMAC + ENDON Tour:

Japan 2017 
6/30:金 小岩BushBash w/FRIENDSHIP、黒電話666 
7/1:土 今池HuckFinn 
7/2:日 心斎橋Conpass 
7/3:月 新代田Fever w/灰野敬二 with Keji Haino

















Monday, May 15, 2017

Daniel Menche "Sleeper" out this week on SIGE

Daniel Menche's "SLEEPER" 3xCD is released this week on SIGE - we are honored and excited! Today NPR Music has a track premiere and write-up on Daniel, his music and the album:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/05/15/528463750/daniel-menches-droning-sleeper-is-meant-to-soundtrack-those-dark-dreams

You can get the 3xCD HERE.

Preview the artwork below: Collage and design by Faith Coloccia, Photographs by Daniel Menche.









Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SIGE artist shows and press

Alex Barnett


6/5- 6/7 EMS 
http://elektronmusikstudion.se/composers/2017/767-alex-barnett-ems-5-7-june-2017


Nordra (Monika Khot)


5.24 - Riga, Latvia @ Aleponija
5.25 - Oslo, Norway @ Maksitaksi
5.26 - Mechelen, Belgium @ In Utero Festival
5.27 - Prague, Czech Republic @ MeetFactory w/ WAND
5.28 - Leipzig, Germany @ Akko
5.29 - Vienna, Austria @ AU
5.30 - Milan, Italy @ Santeria
5.31 - Verona, Italy @ Malacarne Barassociazione
**More TBA

6/15 Seattle WA Chop Suey

Mamiffer

July 6 Chop Suey, Seattle WA, With Zen Mother

Marshall Trammell:

February 2017 -2018 BFF residency at Prelinger Library

5/17 Prelinger Library San francisco, CA
Library is located at 301 8th Street, Room 215, San Francisco, CA

5/20 San Antonio Park, Oakland, CA
https://www.facebook.com/musicresearchstrategies/posts/10212736933836452


Zachary James Watkins


5/12 The Chapel, Seattle

SUMAC

ENDON


Japan 2017 
6/30:金 小岩BushBash w/FRIENDSHIP、黒電話666 
7/1:土 今池HuckFinn 
7/2:日 心斎橋Conpass 
7/3:月 新代田Fever w/灰野敬二 with Keji Haino



Thursday, January 26, 2017

SIGE artists shows


Black Spirituals

BFF residency at Prelinger Library

Febraury 2017 -2018


5/27 Kaiola Festival 

6/18 Supersonic Festival in Birmingham UK 

Nordra


3/24 Leaven Community House 5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland OR
3/25 Seattle WA Teatro de la Psychomachia 






Mára

3/24 Leaven Community House 5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland OR
3/25 Seattle WA Teatro de la Psychomachia 


Daniel Menche

3/24 Leaven Community House 5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland OR
3/25 Seattle WA Teatro de la Psychomachia 

Thalassa (Aaron Turner + William Fowler Collins)

3/24 Leaven Community House 5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland OR
3/25 Seattle WA Teatro de la Psychomachia 



Mamiffer

4/1 Anacortes WA
http://thebusinessanacortes.com/events/something-6/






SUMAC
Oxbow

20/04 - PRAGUE, CZ 
21/04 - LEIPZIG, DE 
22/04 - KARLSRUHE, DE
23/04 - TILBURG, NL
24/04 - BRUSSELS, BE
25/04 - LONDON, UK
26/04 - LEEDS, UK
27/04 - BRIGHTON, UK
28/04 - PARIS, FR
29/04 - CREIL, FR 
01/05 - MILAN, IT
02/05 - RAVENNA, IT
03/05 - LAUSANNE, CH
04/05 - MUNICH, DE
05/05 - BERLIN, DE
06/05 - COPENHAGEN, DK


ENDON

03/11(Sat)
venue: Earthdom
location: Shin Okubo, Tokyo
w/ Yousuke Yukimatsu

03/18(Sat)
venue: Huck Finn
location: Nagoya Imaike, Aichi
w/ BLACK GANION, CARRE, Yousuke Yukimatsu

03/19(Sun)
venue: Conpass
location: Higashi Shinsaibashi, Osaka
w/ SOLMANIA, FEROCIOUS X, Yousuke Yukimatsu