Happy to announce another upcoming double CD release on elsewhere for summer 2022.
Germaine Sijstermans - Betula (elsewhere 023-2)
The double album will contain Dutch composer/clarinettist Germaine Sijstermans' seven pieces, performed by the ensemble of Antoine Beuger (concert flute), Germaine Sijstermans (clarinet), Rishin Singh (trombone), Johnny Chang (viola), Fredrik Rasten (guitar), Leo Svirsky (accordion). All tracks were recorded by Joel Thurman at Roepaen, Ottersum, the Netherlands in September 2019.
I first came to know Germaine when I listened to her realization of Anastassis Philippakopoulos' clarinet piece online in the fall of 2018, which was so beautiful, tranquil and profound that it stayed in my mind for a very long time. Since then, I was hoping to have her on my label someday, and am now very excited to be able to put out these fantastic compositions of Germaine, performed by her exquisite ensemble on a double CD.
** This double CD will be released around the same time in July as Jürg Frey: Lieues d'ombres (performed by Reinier van Houdt) (elsewhere 020-3). CD preorders for both titles will start in late May or early June.
Happy to announce another upcoming triple CD release on elsewhere for autumn 2022.
Jürg Frey: Lieues d'ombres (elsewhere 020-3) - piano by Reinier van Houdt
I am extremely thrilled about this project that I've been planning and working on with Reinier and Jürg for two years. It is the second triple CD project that I worked on with Reinier since we put out Michael Pisaro-Liu's 'The Earth and The Sky' (ErstClass 001-3) in 2016.
This time we featured Jürg Frey's seven solo piano works, including one previously unreleased work. All tracks were recorded by Micha de Kanter at The Muziekcentrum van de Omroep (MCO) in Hilversum over three days in July 2021, with the presence of the composer.
We are now working on the final stage of mixing, and will be able to start CD preorders by late August or early September.
CD preorder and digital album are now available on here on this website and Bandcamp. (CD release date: May 30, 2022)
** For anyone who preordered Reinier van Houdt 'drift nowhere past / the adventure of sleep' and also preorders this Quentin Tolimieri 3CD, they should come out within a week or so of each other, so we will send them together and refund extra shipping charges. Please mention that as a note when preordering. Thanks!
Final cover design for Quentin Tolimieri - Monochromes (elsewhere 022-3), an upcoming triple CD to be released in late April. Cover photographs by Quentin Tolimieri.
We will be able to start CD preorders in a couple of weeks.
Very happy to announce another new triple CD release for this spring, as part of our ongoing elsewhere piano series.
Quentin Tolimieri - Monochromes (elsewhere 022-3)
Further details will be announced soon.
Very happy to reveal both covers of Reinier van Houdt 'drift nowhere past' (elsewhere 021-1) and 'the adventure of sleep' (elsewhere 021-2), now available here and on Bandcamp as a bundle of two single albums. We accept CD preorders (release date: May 10). Cover photos by Reinier van Houdt.
We are extremely proud of this special release by Reinier, a project he has been working on since the early days of the pandemic. To celebrate the release, we are offering 20% off everything on elsewhere through March 11, both physical CDs and digital albums on Bandcamp and the label's site.
promo code: 2022
(*please note that this applies to everything except this upcoming Reinier 2CD. The prices for these have been raised temporarily, so please apply the 20% off coupon to get them at the normal prices.)
Very happy to announce an exciting new double CD release on elsewhere for spring 2022, two bundled CDs only sold as a pair.
Reinier van Houdt - drift nowhere past (elsewhere 021-1)
Reinier van Houdt - the adventure of sleep (elsewhere 021-2)
The first disc is a collection of the six pieces that van Houdt created during the AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine festival, commissioned by Jon Abbey, remastered by Taku Unami for this release.
The second disc is a collection of four pieces from 2021-2022, created to be paired with the original six pieces and made during the subsequent phase of lockdown.
CD preorders and the digital album will be available on Bandcamp and this label's site in early or mid-March 2022.
CD preorder and digital album are now available on Bandcamp and here on this website. (CD release date: October 3, 2021)
Happy to reveal the final cover designs of the upcoming three new elsewhere titles, to be released in late September. CD preorders will start on Bandcamp and the elsewhere site in early September.
Michael Pisaro-Liu - Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang and Muzzix) (elsewhere 017)
Tombstones is a collection of twenty songs composed by American composer Michael Pisaro-Liu between 2006 and 2010, journeying into experimental pop with pieces that are "experimental or indeterminate but still a song". Eleven of the songs were previously released on vinyl from Human Ear Music in 2012 (and on CD in 2013), with an ensemble of nine musicians including Julia Holter, Lisa Tolentino, Laura Steenberge, Tashi Wada and Cassia Streb.
This disc features the same eleven songs under the artistic direction of the Lille-based pianist Barbara Dang. Dang and six members of the Muzzix collective (Yoann Bellefont, Ivann Cruz, Raphaël Godeau, Peter Orins, Christian Pruvost, Maryline Pruvost) recorded the pieces in June 2020, with Maryline Pruvost as the primary vocalist. While the 2013 ‘Tombstones’ release on Human Ear Music featured four different singers, and had experimental, impromptu arrangements, this new realization, with one main singer (Maryline Pruvost), is poetically nuanced, ethereal, pop-influenced chamber music.
Mastered by Michael Pisaro-Liu. The cover painting was created by Athens-based painter Maria Filippakopoulou.
Jordan Dykstra / Koen Nutters - In Better Shape Than You Found Me (elsewhere 018)
In Better Shape Than You Found Me is a one-hour piece jointly composed and realized by American composer/violist Jordan Dykstra and Dutch composer/musician Koen Nutters in the year 2020.
Dykstra plays viola, pitch pipe, crotales, piano EBow, electronic programming, field recordings, and Nutters delivers the piano programming and field recordings. The two bring together their sounds and structures in very organic ways, merging into a single, intriguing sound world.
Mastered by Taku Unami, photography by David Sylvian.
Guy Vandromme - Bruno Duplant: l'infini des possibles (12 études pour piano) (elsewhere 019-2)
l'infini des possibles is a set of twelve studies for solo piano, written by French composer Bruno Duplant in 2019. The score consists of lowercase letters (a, b, c, d, e, f, g) and spaces in between, which leaves the pianist an openness for interpretation and artistic determinations. The Belgian pianist/conductor Guy Vandromme intensely studied these 12 pieces via in-depth discussions with Duplant over two years, and realized them for this recording of a double CD in the spring of 2021, on a Steinway & Son C-Grand from 1896 at his home studio in Messelbroek.
Mixed, mastered, cover art by Bruno Duplant.
In order to help finance our upcoming release projects for this fall and next spring, we are going to offer 20% off everything on elsewhere, Erstwhile, Gravity Wave until August 31, both physical CDs and digital files. (promo code: 2021)
You can get the discount deal both on this elsewhere website and the Erstwhile website,
as well as our Bandcamp pages as below. (promo code: 2021)
We are also offering some other good deals for all three labels we run, as well as the other labels we stock, via direct order at erstrecs(at)gmail.com including "10 for $70 (plus shipping) from selected 66 Erst single CDs" (see the photo below) and "Buy 5, Get 2 free" deals that we accept direct order. See the details here:
We appreciate your very kind support of our labels, past and future, and hope you will be able to take advantage of one of these discount deals.
It has been a very difficult time in two years everywhere in the world, and the challenging times are still continuing, but we hope you are all healthy and safe.
Thanks for looking and hopefully participating!