This album travels to a place where avant-garde composition, free jazz drums, and eastern mysticism merge as one. Across the span of four long form pieces, the music shifts from lush string sections and gongs, to passionate free drumming and Rhodes piano, to the meditative drones of Hammond organ, tanpura, and harmonium. The Source is a deep and transformative work of psychedelic minimalism.
This LP cover is printed on uncoated paper stock. The first 100 copies were pressed on clear green vinyl. The rest of the edition is available on black vinyl. This album is also available as a CD digipak.
Collaboration with Duane Pitre. The album’s two sidelong pieces were developed out of multiple improvisational sessions governed by predetermined rules, sourced from piano, bowed guitar, harmonium, and 49-stringed drone harp (featured here on record for the first time).
This LP cover is printed on uncoated paper stock. The entire edition is pressed on black vinyl.
Two long form acoustic ensemble drone pieces featuring piano, bowed classical guitar, bowed / struck vibraphone, cello, and double bass. This LP cover is printed on reverse side uncoated paper stock. The entire edition is pressed on milky-clear vinyl.
"Few in this musical field have stated their intentions as clearly and produced such elegant results as Allen does here." - The Wire Magazine
An album length electronic composition in four parts. Patient textures and evolving melodies create a meditative and time-suspending musical space.
100 copies pressed on white vinyl. 400 copies pressed on black vinyl. Each piece is machine numbered on the back cover.
"An album so perfect that it has become and artistic engineering achievement. If you are after perfectly crafted experimental music, look no further." -Was Ist Das
A 14 month intensive and process driven collaboration with Steinbruchel produced this collaborative album entitled Seam.
The audio process was extended into the design and production of the physical packaging. The cover design is based on a system which reflects the track order and the artists' contributions to the creation of the compositions.
Each of the 400 limited edition CD packagings were machine stitched in Switzerland.
The four works presented in this collection are reflective, slowly evolving, subtle and complex meditations.
Edition of 500 CDs in high quality printed sleeves with resealable plastic sleeve.
"Still' should only further enhance Allen's reputation as a maker of intelligent, perceptive, and beautiful music." -Nathan Thomas, Fluid Radio
Based on the philosophy of artist Robert Irwin. Five minimalist works of sustaining complex sine tones, modulating in self-organizing networks of melody.
This CD is accompanied by a 12 page booklet of graphic design, created by Cory Allen. This physical edition is out of print.
Electronic works that explore variation in spectral counterpoint, rhythm, and harmony.
Edition of 500 CDs in custom wallet style sleeves.
"Expansive chord sequences, deliciously warm and glowing swells of pure sound, layered between a fabric of gristly digitalism." -White_Line, BGN
A long-form piece of music created for listening during my meditation practice. A handful of notes that resonate with me were organized into structures, played on different playback systems in various spaces, and recorded on a variety of recording devices. These recordings were then layered together to create the body of the work.
"Such music, unfolding in apparent stasis, has the ability to function as both point of focus and line of flight, thus appearing in a state of constant evanescence."
- Pascal Savy, Fluid Radio
Collaboration with Marcus Fischer, with who I share my birthday, February 22nd. We provided each other with the same number of audio samples as years of age, and each created our own long form piece.
"As for the tremulous piano in track two, perhaps it’s a nod to Chopin, who was, according to various databases tracking such things, also born on February 22."
-Marc Weidenbau, Disquiet.com
This compilation of works provides a contemporary perspective for the unconventional sounds that can be generated from the guitar. Performers were gathered from around the world, from Tokyo to Texas, Norway to Turkey, London and beyond.
Featuring tracks from Tetuzi Akiyama, Sebastien Roux + Kim Myhr, Mike Vernusky, Duane Pitre, Cory Allen, Keith Rowe, Jandek and more.
"Allen's track achieves an invasive physicality absent elsewhere; at high volume the track seems to surround the listener, pressing inward with increasing force, yet never quite submitting to its implosive urges. "Fermion" is probably the closets this compilation gets to the libidinous charge of rock 'n' roll, its heavily treated six-string assault located halfway between the raw power of Pan Sonic and the metallic thrum of ex-Zeni Geva guitarist KK Null." -Joe Stannard, Wire Magazine