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FOUNDRY AUDIO RELEASES - This is the complete list of Foundry audio releases, from most recent to oldest. Clicking on the cover will take you to a release specific page where you can find details about and samples from the given project. There are also further links for purchasing items. You can also visit the one-stop-shop Foundryshop page.
invisibility cover Invisibility
Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten

FOU.26 - A collaboration between Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten incorporating guitar and processing to create beautifully layered soundscapes. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Invisibility page.

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Saul Stokes

FOU.25 - Saul Stokes returns to the music scene with Vast, a showcase for his unique brand of electronica. With Vast Stokes explores new territory utilizing a highly developed lyrical sense built, as ever, on the idiosyncratic sound of his "hand-forged" equipment. These tracks are truly multi-faceted, and the many detailed sonic embellishments, as well as the fluid structures, set Vast apart. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Vast page.

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M. Bentley

FOU.24 - This World gracefully integrates M. Bentley's various approaches to sound design and composition. The suites Chronos & Kairos and Import are related thematically and conceptually - extended audio snapshots, sonic gestures towards narrative and story-telling. In one sense this is programme music for the 21st century, or perhaps a soundtrack for memoirs never written. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the This World page.

Thing Asunder cover Thing Asunder
A Foundry Project

FOU.23 - A full length CD organized by M. Bentley and based on ideas presented in the cut-up story of the same title. Tracks were contributed by Earwicker, Ben Swire, Steve Brand, and curator M. Bentley. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Thing Asunder page.

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Egocentric

FOU.22 - Egocentric's The Sky Within the Ground is the third installment of The Foundry EP Series and the 2004 release from Bay Area born, Brooklyn-based artist Brian Naas working under the name Egocentric. Brian weaves eccentric rhythms, melodic fragments and textural work into five engrossing tracks, familiar and new all at once. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the The Sky Within the Ground page.

Bibimbap cover Bibimbap
An Archipelago Project

FOU.21 - A compilation CD organized by M. Bentley for the Archipelago and based on ideas of shared and recycled audio. Contributors includes Forrest Fang, Saul Stokes, Chris de Giere, M. Bentley/eM, Thermal, Ben Swire, Dean Santomieri, and Earwicker (Seofon and C. Rolls). For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Bibimbap page.

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Jonathan Hughes

FOU.20 - A double CD created by Jonathan Hughes and a number of guest artists. The two CDs are designed so that they can be played simultaneously to create new compositions. In addition to Jonathan's work, tracks have been contributed by Tetsu Inoue, Ian Boddy, High Skies (Mat Jarvis), Saul Stokes, Susanne Brokesch, ATOI/Seofon, dreamSTATE, Interstitial, Jussi & Jaana Väisänen, Dean Santomieri, and Michael Bentley/eM. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Fluidities page.

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A Foundry Project

FOU.19 - The Foundry is pleased to announce the SUB.TERRA Project, a full length CD featuring remixes/recyclings of Interstitial's epic "sub.terra" piece. Contributors include vidnaObmana, Vir Unis, Saul Stokes, Michael Bentley (eM), and, of course, the inspirator Interstitial (John Koch-Northrup). For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the SUB.TERRA page.

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eM (M. Bentley)

FOU.18 - This release continues the FOUNDRYEP series, following Ben Swire's Equilibrium EP. It features music in an atmospheric and experimental mode, following along the lines of eM's All the Stars Burning Bright release, but also incorporating other ideas and sounds. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Outward page.

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Ben Swire

FOU.17 - The first in the FOUNDRY EP SERIES is Ben Swire's Equilibrium, bringing together the strands of beat, melody, and atmosphere to create an intoxicating travelogue in sound. The detail in these compositions is remarkable, each piece picking up the thread of the others as well as developing its own unique character. This release will appeal to anyone who has enjoyed Jonathan Hughes' Trillium CD, the output of City Centre Offices, or Susumu Yokota's Grinning Cat and Sakura. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Equilibrium page.

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Jonathan Hughes

FOU.16 - Jonathan has released a handful of CDs under the pseudonym Subspace, including the inventive two disc set Fluid and the wonderful faux soundtrack Low Frequency Oscillator. Additionally Jonathan collaborated with Mollusk on four tracks (one of which is available on Mollusk's Foundry release Accretions), but here Mr. Hughes makes his first solo appearance for The Foundry. The pieces on this album, all experiments with the 3/4 time signature, bring together different sound sources and styles into a unique and compelling collection of ambient pulses and dreaming washes. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Trillium page.

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A Foundry Project

FOU.15 - This compilation has as its center point a story fragment, a series of episodes taking the listener through an enigmatic arc, an arc becoming a circle, an arc of 360°. Tracks draw on a variety of electronic music flavours, from ambient electronica to microsound and glitch. Contributors to 360° are, in order of appearance: Rhomb (releases on The Foundry and Archipelago imprint), eM (releases on The Foundry, Archipelago and Fallt), Jonathan Hughes (formerly Subspace with release on Sunburst Fifty), High Skies (Mat Jarvis, formerly Gas on Emit), Mark Van Hoen with Seofon (Mark Van Hoen has released work as Locust and under his own name on Touch and Apollo; Seofon is a member of Ambient Temple of Imagination as well as a solo artist), Sketch (releases on Apollo and on End of Hum), Thermal (releases on his own Boxman label and Archipelago imprint), and Kim Cascone (releases on Ritornell and Digital Narcis among many others). Quite a range of talented artists all contributing tracks recorded specially for this compilation! For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the 360° page.

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Mollusk

FOU.14 - Accretions represents a melding of digital audio and organic inspiration. While by no means documentary, Mollusk delves into the oceanic realm with compositions at once experimental and atmospheric. Waves crash, tides ebb and flow, and the ancient mollusks follow their own paths through this wonderful collection. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Accretions page.

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eM (M. Bentley)

FOU.13 - This new album is something of a departure for eM. Though it draws on techniques and concepts from earlier projects, All the Stars Burning Bright delves into the sounds of deep space and aims to capture the otherness of the universe beyond earth. To this end sound sources include NASA recordings made by various space probes and further exploration of digital audio manipulation. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the All the Stars Burning Bright page.

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Dean Santomieri

FOU.12 - The Boy Beneath the Sea weaves together watery music and spoken word to create an effecting 40 minute immersive environment. The story of a boy who leaves his home to live under the sea is unique and yet somehow familiar, like a book remembered from childhood. Dean Santomieri's narrative is evocative and personal, and the words are perfectly complimented by the musical contributions of Bruce Anderson, Karen Stackpole and David Kwan. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the The Boy Beneath the Sea page.

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Seofon

FOU.11 - Zero Point is the product of "recycling" collaborations begun between Vidna Obmana, Steve Roach and Seofon. As the project progressed Stephen Kent, Robert Rich, Not Breathing, and Thermal were included in the circle and the result is a wonderful album full of shifting textures and shimmering ideas. Recycling is a term coined by Vidna Obmana (and Asmus Tietchens) to describe a process more immersive than simple remixing. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Zero Point page.

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A Foundry Compilation

FOU.10 - A two disc compilation giving a glimpse into both the past and present activities of The Foundry. The first CD (Lost) gathers some of the highlights from the Foundry's early releases, including a specially re-recorded version of Above the Earth, to produce a disc of introspective ambient styles. Disc two (Found, which contains five tracks drawn from discs co-released with Hypnos and seven non-album, preview and unreleased tracks) provides an unique insight into the state of The Foundry five years into it's life as a music label. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Lost and Found page.

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eM (M. Bentley)

FOU.08 - "These tracks began with field recordings of different kinds of motors, from car engines to refrigerators," explains M. Bentley, who records under the pseudonym eM. "From there I used different approaches to layer analog sounds over the base recordings. These tracks were very much shaped by the qualities and structure of those original motor sounds, though the field recordings did not always survive the final mixing." For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the The Motor Sessions EP page.

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A Foundry Project

FOU.04 - Each moment opens, for every one of us, a new and personal frontier, a small unknown land, ripe for exploration. Time passes as vista follows vista, each unique and seemingly self-contained. As experiences accumulate, the vast scope of possibilities contrasts the tininess of our subjectivity. Here we try to journey between the two, through hidden topographies. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Mote page.

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eM (M. Bentley)

FOU.05 - "These tracks began with field recordings of different kinds of motors, from car engines to refrigerators," explains M. Bentley, who records under the pseudonym eM. "From there I used different approaches to layer analog sounds over the base recordings. These tracks were very much shaped by the qualities and structure of those original motor sounds, though the field recordings did not always survive the final mixing." For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Greater than zero, less than one page.

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Rhomb

FOU.04 - Each moment opens, for every one of us, a new and personal frontier, a small unknown land, ripe for exploration. Time passes as vista follows vista, each unique and seemingly self-contained. As experiences accumulate, the vast scope of possibilities contrasts the tininess of our subjectivity. Here we try to journey between the two, through hidden topographies. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Hidden Topographies page.

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The Apiary (M. Bentley)

FOU.03 - The third Foundry release is from The Apiary, entitled Descent (fou.03). The music on this disc began as a commission to provide accompaniment to an installation, created by Charles Browning, titled What are you afraid of? and dealing with, among other things, the tension in the relationship between the world of humans and the world of nature. The issues and concepts suggested by the installation are many fold, starting with the notion that the human animal has somehow separated itself, at least psychologically, from the other animals and from the natural world. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Descent page.

Eclectronica Eclectronica
eM/The Apiary/M. Bentley/Nathan Kreisberg

FOU.02 - The second Foundry release, Eclectronica (fou.02) is a compilation, covering a two year period from the founding of the Majestic, the first Foundry studio, to the completion of the eM album in April 1997. The pieces herein range from the classically influenced to the more electronic and machine flavoured, Grieg and Schubert standing alongside number based computer compositions. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Eclectronica page.

Djinn Djinn
eM (M. Bentley)

FOU.01 - The music on this first Foundry release is a venture into the largely unseen world of electromagnetic radiation. Such radiation is all around us, at all times, generated by current running to our lights, televisions, and radios, by our computers, by power lines over the street. EM radiation bounces across the landscape in the form of radio waves, microwaves and light. Bentley used various forms of EM radiation to create sounds from which he composed the pieces for this album. For a track listing, audio samples, ordering information, and supplementary material please visit the Djinn page.