December 1, 2009
A new set of projects about JG Ballard from Janek Schaefer can be found here. I made a contribution to the project in the form of an essay regarding Mr. Ballard's treatment of sound and music in his work.
Also, some of you might be familiar with the excellent 'brain' self-titled CDr Alluvial released some years ago. This is long, long gone. Well, it turns out Brian has a blog now where he has posted the long out-of-print Alluvial release along with several other works he did. I cannot recommend all of these enough. Give it all a listen. Plus, according to his profile, one of his favorite books is the Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard. What a guy....
October 1, 2009
Alluvial Recordings 1998-2009
Some of you knew this, some did not. I have decided to discontinue Alluvial as of this year. The Hitoshi Kojo 10" is the last release you'll see. The reasons are many, but hardly atypical- increased competition, proliferation of blog downloads (for the record, I have no huge problem with this, but I'd be remiss to ignore its impact), and probably most importantly, lack of time.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement over all these years. Please keep an eye on this site for deals on Alluvial releases as well as the huge amount of material I've accummulated over the years in trades from other labels.
I'm not going away- there will be some sort of new venture which is slowly taking shape. Once that has been determined, I will post the information here. This site is not going anywhere- I will maintain it. You can always get a hold of me at krwienke (at) gmail.com. krwienke (at) hotmail.com is still active and used for paypal transactions.
Lastly, there is a great review of the new Hitoshi Kojo 10" on the Reviews page. Just remember- you found the Poor Man's Organum here first! If I had the money, I'd get t-shirts made.
February 18, 2009
I am very pleased to announce that an excerpt of the track "Hiruko" from the Hitoshi Kojo 'Ezo' 10" will appear with the April issue of the UK magazine, "Wire" on the new Tapper CD. If you're not familiar, 2 or 3 times a year, select issues come with a free CD, even those not tied to a subscription. Koz did an shortened version of the track specifically for this CD. Keep an eye out for it!
The new 10" vinyl from Hitoshi Kojo, Ezo, is out now. See details below.
Also, the audio samples I've promised forever are now up for all "in print" releases. You can find them on the Audio Samples page, strangely enough.
January 1, 2009
The other day, I noticed that Groundfault Recordings has a number of out of print Alluvial titles in their catalogue still (like the Dauby LP for example). Not a bad place to pick these up as Erik also has excellent prices domestically and internationally.
Arsenije Jovanovic Galiola - Works For Radio, 1967- 2000 CD
Giancarlo Toniutti Sound-Field for Rattle Harp CD
I often have titles available on eBay which I do not post to the SHOP.
For a look, go to: