Parties to be announced for upcoming Wilde Calm releases. We're currently hiding out in the Wilde Calm Cave getting WC-005 and WC-006 both ready for release.
Elodie Lauten "Transform EP"
Wilde Calm Records is honored to present new work from the late Elodie Lauten, New York City composer and recipient of the 2014 Robert Rauschenberg Award. Lauten had been exploring microtonality and alternative temperament since working on a Fairlight CMI synthesizer in the early 1980s and up until her untimely death, had been continuing these explorations with the Klio, her custom modular Reaktor software synthesizer.
Many Wilde Calm fans will be familiar with Lauten’s music from her numerous collaborations with fellow downtown luminary Arthur Russell. Lauten and Russell met through their mutual poet friend Allen Ginsberg and shared a similar sensibility of musical openness and possibility as evident in their spiritual club classic “In the Light of the Miracle” and Russell’s appearance on Lauten’s seminal post- minimalist masterwork The Death of Don Juan
Five remastered selections from her most recent album Transform
feature on the EP in addition to a Wilde Calm remix. For fans of Laurie Spiegel and Suzanne Ciani, Lauten’s synth explorations are essential.
Edition of 500 vinyl copies
First 100 copies printed on deluxe Stumptown White/Kraft Duplex jackets
Artwork by Joshua Gurrie
Liner notes by Jayson Greene
Hand-stamped and numbered with love
Vinyl in stores late August
Digital album to follow
It's with a heavy heart that we share this WNYC show about the life and music of composer Elodie Lauten who passed away earlier this week. Elodie and Wilde Calm had been working on two releases over the last few years. The first release will come out next month on 12" vinyl. Elodie was excited to extend the (much deserved) reach of her music by releasing on Wilde Calm.