Listening Pleasures Episode 13
January 26th, 2011 by Nueva Forma™

Monthly podcast: Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures

A Gap Between - Neon Signs

Blackbird Blackbird - Hawaii (The Bear and The Sea remix)

Episode 13, promised two days ago, arrives a wee bit late, but hopefully the lovely tunes will make up for our tardiness, and not to mention, the two awesome free tracks by A Gap Between and The Bear and The Sea. Things have been crazy here this month, albeit a productive kind of crazy, and that’s the way we like it, for the most part. It’s probably why Wolfe+585 opted for the kind of mix that one could most certainly relax to (and sometimes even dance to), all of which could be described as a sort of squishy, nostalgic bliss.

No. Track Title Artist
01 You Don’t Emit Energy Nueva Forma
02 Platypus, Yo The Bear and The Sea
03 Neon Signs
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A Gap Between
04 Deuxentun Recue
05 Letropa Pinscape
06 Midi Drift Games
07 Bored Games Wild Nothing
08 Oooh, Ah, Oooh Ah Nueva Forma
09 Hawaii (The Bear and The Sea remix)
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Blackbird Blackbird
10 Night Owl Stephen Farris
11 Sands Strutting to the Oceanic Call Pèninsolar
12 Phon Del Dot
13 Low Rate Ebbing D-Fried
14 Run Out Memory Tapes
15 Dunes Persona La Ave
16 Kompa The Abbasi Brothers
17 That Wasn’t Very Clever Nueva Forma
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New Release from Creta (Formerly White Car)
January 13th, 2011 by Nueva Forma™

Creta - Closing the Doors of Perception

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We’re kicking off the New Year with a new album by Creta entitled Closing the Doors of Perception. Formerly known as White Car, Creta was the first artist signed to Nueva Forma. We therefore find it only fitting to start the year at the beginning. As an album, the hour-long offering has nine of the sweetest glitched-out, source-material-pulverizing, groove-minded, crooning tracks we’ve heard in a long time. With samplings as divergent as a Langston Hughes poem and an internet pop-up ad, it’s no wonder how Creta got his reputation for being notoriously restless. We love it because we never know what to expect. You love it because no matter what it is, it’s always on point. Forget what you know or how you perceive him. Grab the album on for the new gestalt.

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KONTRAST event at Ziba – February 4th
January 10th, 2011 by admin™

KONTRAST event logo (click to enlarge)

KONTRAST event partners (click to enlarge)

Venue generously provided by Ziba (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

KONTRAST is a Nueva Forma curated, audio / visual electronic music event.

Ziba Auditorium
810 NW Marshall St. (corner of NW 9th & Marshall; side entrance)
Portland, OR 97209

Feb. 4, 2011: 7 PM – Midnight
Free; All Ages
Free snacks, beer, and wine provided

We see our mission with the concert series as three-fold. First and foremost, we would like to see creative electronic music move away from cramped clubs and into more eclectic and ornate settings where the artistry of the medium can be better explored and appreciated. We feel that Portland is an emerging experimental and creative hub in the art world and …are doing our part to expand the boundaries of electronic music, meaning not just what you hear but how you experience it.

Beyond this, we are a label of forward-thinking designers with an eye for greatness in the visual realm. We are therefore, along with our sister graphic design firm Colorcubic, looking for ways to best integrate this passion into the concert experience. We are currently lining up spaces with projection capabilities and seating that are conducive to the full a/v aesthetic experience.

Finally, but most importantly, we’ve seen a downward trend in the once ubiquitous nature of electronic music in Portland, Oregon. With Kontrast, we are hoping to make the genre once again more accessible by hosting (potentially) bi-annual events throughout the city. This first event will be hosted at Ziba design, in their auditorium, Friday, February 4th 2011

As the inaugural launch of this event, there will be no cover charge. There will also be food and drinks, but seating is limited to 175 people in the auditorium. There is additional space in the Ziba cafeteria, which holds an additional 100+ people. So please only RSVP if you’re serious about attending.

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[We'll be updating our list of performing artists and additional event partners throughout the week. Please check back regularly for more details.]

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Designed by: Colorcubic™