recent releases from pan y rosas discos

[pyr144] compost haven – icky vicky

compost haven - icky vicky

compost haven is a group that convened at art farm, nebraska and at a friend’s house in lincoln, nebraska in the summer of 2014. they are andy israelensen, katie kroko, john collins mccormick and zhiwan cheung.

they found pie tins in the woods and added them to bass, motors, vocals, electronics, viola, bowed objects, a snare drum and photography. then they made music.

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[pyr145] luciana bass – improvised guitar pieces

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luciana bass is a guitarist who graduated in sound arts & design at the university of the arts london. she is interested in sound exploration and experimentation and her preferred method is, normally, the electric guitar.

luciana’s first album for pan y rosas is a collection of guitar improvisations that she made with an emphasis placed on exploring and experimenting with different sounds. she produced all the sounds with an electric guitar with the exception of a tape loop on one track and an air extractor on another. every attempt was made to capture the spontaneity of the moment.

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[pyr146] aaron yabrov – tonmuseum

aaron yabrov - tonmuseum

aaron yabrov is a manipulator of ambient tapes, analogue synthesizers and found sound. he conducts his experiments in southern germany.

his first album for pan y rosas, tonmuseum, consists of two 15 minute tracks created using nothing but found sounds and one pre-recorded analogue-synthwave. aaron recorded all the sounds in 2013 on his way to and inside the ‘klanglabor’ at grassimuseum in leipzig, germany.

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[pyr149] stella veloce – for a flat

stella veloce - for a flat

stella veloce is a sardinian composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in berlin where she is studying composition at the universität der künste. as a composer she works in the fields of instrumental acoustic music, performance art, sound art and stage music. she also performs inside of pop and free collective improv contexts which feedback into her work as a composer.

for her first album on pan y rosas, stella used every instrument and sound-making object available to her in her apartment including a cello, guitars, saxophones, small instruments, objects, voices and the sound of the birds in the back yard. she recorded the pieces over the course of a single weekend in march of 2015.

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pan y rosas discos is a netlabel out of chicago that focuses on experimental, noise, improvisation and weirdo rock. we believe that music should be available to all people for free! pyr began putting out music in 2008 as a way to make often overlooked music available to the public and as a way of building a community of artists, musicians and listeners. we believe that as media consolidation continues to reduce the avenues available to musicians, it is increasingly important to open up new paths for the dissemination of new music. we see pan y rosas discos, and netlabels in general, as offering one more path for artists to utilize. our music is primarily available in the mp3 format because it is the most widely available and easiest to use across platforms. older releases are at 192 kbps and newer releases are at 320 kbps. we will offer albums at a higher resolution if the artist prefers it or if we receive a request from a listener. if there is an album you would like to see in a higher resolution, please contact us. pan y rosas is most definitely interested in submissions. our only suggestion is that you listen to the music that we already have available and decide for yourself if your music would be a good fit. we are very open-minded. please send an email and a link to a place where your music is available for preview. alternately, if you need to send a physical copy, contact us and we’ll work it out. this is an ongoing endeavor and we welcome any comments, suggestions, constructive criticisms that you may have. you can contact us here. please feel free to read the following to find out more about what we believe in!