Album artwork for Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth by Deathprod

An artist with a 30+ year career and an uncompromising reputation that reflects the emotional specificity of his uneasy, yet compelling sound, maintained throughout his expansive discography, Sten was an intriguing choice for such a project. Although he attended art school, training in electronic music and sound art, he had little experience with acoustic instruments and can neither read nor write music notation. Yet he’s been engaged with Partch’s music, and outsider art more generally, since he was a teenager. His resulting piece/composition for the project was originally intended only for performance by Cologne-based Ensemble Musikfabrik, for a series of concerts in five European cities between 2015 and 2018. It’s Musikfabrik that undertook the painstaking, expensive process of building an entire set of the composer’s creations – the second only to the originals built by Partch himself. They are the professional musicians and virtuosic instrumentalists that had to re-train and re-educate on these unknown and experimental sound sculptures in non-standard tunings. And they house this large, gorgeous physical instrumentarium and deal with the enormous logistics of working with it, sometimes shipping the fragile pieces to other locales via semi-trucks or ships.

Deathprod

Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth

Smalltown Supersound
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Album artwork for Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth by Deathprod
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Released 09/23/2022Catalogue Number

STS402lp

Album artwork for Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth by Deathprod
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Released 09/23/2022Catalogue Number

STS402cd

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Deathprod

Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth

Smalltown Supersound
Album artwork for Album artwork for Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth by Deathprod by Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth - Deathprod
Album artwork for Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth by Deathprod
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 09/23/2022Catalogue Number

STS402lp

Album artwork for Sow Your Gold In The White Foliated Earth by Deathprod
CD

$14.99

Released 09/23/2022Catalogue Number

STS402cd

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

An artist with a 30+ year career and an uncompromising reputation that reflects the emotional specificity of his uneasy, yet compelling sound, maintained throughout his expansive discography, Sten was an intriguing choice for such a project. Although he attended art school, training in electronic music and sound art, he had little experience with acoustic instruments and can neither read nor write music notation. Yet he’s been engaged with Partch’s music, and outsider art more generally, since he was a teenager. His resulting piece/composition for the project was originally intended only for performance by Cologne-based Ensemble Musikfabrik, for a series of concerts in five European cities between 2015 and 2018. It’s Musikfabrik that undertook the painstaking, expensive process of building an entire set of the composer’s creations – the second only to the originals built by Partch himself. They are the professional musicians and virtuosic instrumentalists that had to re-train and re-educate on these unknown and experimental sound sculptures in non-standard tunings. And they house this large, gorgeous physical instrumentarium and deal with the enormous logistics of working with it, sometimes shipping the fragile pieces to other locales via semi-trucks or ships.