Primitive Languages

Primitive Languages Exquisitely curated cassette label specializing in hard-to-find, high-quality releases in the experimental electronic realms.
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01/15/2020
LITTLE ORCHARD BOY, by Halflings

Halflings, the electronic music group of Jeremy Nissan and Ryan Woodhall, was started on Long Island NY in 2005 as a direct response to their suburban upbringing. The duo’s background in DIY punk and their obsession with raw sound led to a distinctly compositional and live approach to harsh noise and power electronics. As teenagers, Halflings caught the ear of Ron Lessard, who released their first full Length LP Self Esteem on RRRecords.

�Over the years the band has pushed the structural element of their work to the forefront, fusing extreme sound with pop, prog, and electronic dance music. Halflings develop each album thematically, often writing lyrics from a first-person perspective as a means to gain understanding of their subjects as well as their own psyche.

Little Orchard Boy was conceived as a concept album born from their shared formative experiences of sexuality & masculinity. It should be no surprise that the record digs into the band’s early encounters with New York night life. A distinct NYC dirge permeates the raw funk grooves spanning the album. The 3 tracks featured on Little Orchard Boy were initially composed for live performance before being put to tape in 2019. The EP marks an evolution in Halflings’ sound; While the band’s style of noise has always exuded musicality, Little Orchard Boy introduces a more streamlined usage of melody and song structure. The album’s complex drum programming and subtle studio techniques showcase Nissan’s background as a drummer and Woodhall’s background as a producer respectively, but the true power of the sound lies in the duo’s shared musical vocabulary that they’ve developed over the past two decades.

Primitive Languages/Psychic Liberation concludes it’s year span of amorphous output with Little Orchard Boy. Marking the final chapter in the output of the label formally known as Primitive Languages, which created the lane for the new undertaking of Psychic Liberation.

“ Little Orchard Boy “ mastered by Josh Bonati and pressed at Palomino Records, ships February 14th.
Distributed by Fantastique, LLC.

order at www.primitivelanguages.bandcamp.com/album/little-orchard-boy

3 track album

die Reihe "106 Kerri Chandler Chords" out November 1, 2019. Pre-order available now on bandcamp.“106 Kerri Chandler Chor...
10/11/2019

die Reihe "106 Kerri Chandler Chords" out November 1, 2019. Pre-order available now on bandcamp.

“106 Kerri Chandler Chords” reflects the conceptual and archival obsessions of an artist committed to acting as an intermediary for the work of others. Compiling 106 chords by the legendary house music DJ and producer Kerri Chandler—and arranging them for string quartet, performed live by SEM Ensemble—this record by die Reihe presents a feedback loop of context and content, resulting in an entirely new work. Elemental and diffuse, yet compositionally cohesive, the presentation of single chords, each on their own, works to both wither and embellish the source of their creation. “106 Kerri Chandler Chords” is a road that encourages hours of meticulous listening, ending in a space where die Reihe, SEM Ensemble, and Chandler are all mysteriously both present and absent.

die Reihe is the moniker of NYC-based composer and sound engineer Jack Callahan. Taken from the journal edited by Herbert Eimert and Karlheinz Stockhausen, die Reihe makes work that often examines and abstracts a single musical element, from the functioning of a vocoder to the harmonies of house music. With this project he has toured both the U.S. and Europe multiple times, been invited to numerous festivals and has released music with labels such as anòmia, Ascetic House, NNA Tapes, and Salon. In 2013 he founded Bánh Mì Verlag, an imprint dedicated to contemporary experimental music and culture.

https://primitivelanguages.bandcamp.com/album/106-kerri-chandler-chords

Primitive Languages
10/11/2019

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Bobby Flan is the long-evolving musical moniker of New York City writer, musician, and long-time PL collaborator Rob Goy...
09/17/2019
BOBBY FLAN - CALAESTHETICS

Bobby Flan is the long-evolving musical moniker of New York City writer, musician, and long-time PL collaborator Rob Goyanes. Goyanes began shaping the Bobby Flan project in his hometown of Miami, Florida, using club music as skeletal form while subverting his compositions with the sonic detritus of his surroundings. The “Calaesthetics/Cone Of Perversity 7” on Primitive Languages illustrates the dimensionality of Bobby Flan's production methods, and how his practical and fluid approaches to recording have evolved his output. “Calaesthetics” is a syncopated minimal stomper interplaying white noise percussion and computer programmed 909 drum samples for a disjointed drum workout. On the other side of the record, “Cone Of Perversity”, a psychedelic melody twinkles as in-the-red bass drums give massive bounce and groove to angular synth work. Flan has recently produced a massive opus of a cassette for Enmossed (USA), and this 7” further carves out a niche for this singular and further-out voice in left-field club music.

"Calaesthetics/Cone Of Perversity" 7" by Bobby Flan is released October 1st, 2019.
Mastered by Jack Callahan, pressed at Palomino Pressing
Distributed by Fantastique

Bobby Flan is the long-evolving musical moniker of New York City writer, musician, and long-time PL collaborator Rob Goyanes. Goyanes began shaping the Bobby Flan project in his hometown of Miami, Flo

02/27/2019
FAILURES IN PASSION/EVENSTANCE, by SOREN ROI

New Soren Roi 7" "FAILURES IN PASSION/EVENSTANCE" available on PL now! Edition of 150 color variant 7" records, featuring vocal sourcing from Reba Maybury. Mastered by Jack Callahan. Tracks available in full stream on PL bandcamp.

2 track album

All back mailorder ships in the morning! Thank you for your patience. We are currently selling the remainder of our stoc...
10/15/2018

All back mailorder ships in the morning! Thank you for your patience. We are currently selling the remainder of our stock from the New York Art Book Fair to raise the money for some forthcoming vinyl releases.

“La Pianiste” shirt - White/Neon Green long sleeves $30.00 + $3.50 shipping
Nina Hartmann “League For Spiritual Discovery” poster - $35.00 + $3.50 shipping

LATHE CUT SERIES///CUT BY RAT BASTARD -
$10.00 + $3.50 shipping
5 Noise Nomads
2 Horoscope
1 V Manuscript
1 Emily Berregaard

No re-cuts!

PayPal or Venmo with order information to : [email protected]

New Mixwild balearic dancehall cuts from TT who have influenced and ran in parallel with us for over a decade. TT have e...
09/26/2018
PL MIX - TT

New Mix
wild balearic dancehall cuts from TT who have influenced and ran in parallel with us for over a decade. TT have existed all over the east coast of America and London performing complex live electronic arrangements in a multitude of performance contexts.

TT are friends and companions of PL who have influenced and ran in parallel with us for over a decade. TT have existed all over the east coast of America and London performing complex live electronic

featured track from forthcoming F1K cassette "PROSE" out at the end of the month 100 copies of this singular electronic ...
07/14/2017
F1K "PROSE" - B2

featured track from forthcoming F1K cassette "PROSE" out at the end of the month 100 copies of this singular electronic endeaver Reece Cox

From the forthcoming F1K cassette "Prose" available August 9th from www.primitivelanguages.bandcamp.com

03/07/2015
PURE MATRIX-DRAIN, by PURE MATRIX

The newest pro-tape on Primitive Languages, "DRAIN" by Pure Matrix. Not the uptempo darker club iterations usually associated with Moore's project. Instead we are given plodding, depressive, and defeated synthscapes met with contemplative and minimal rhythmic articulations of obsession. This is alone-time headphones music, but for maximum results in isolation blare from stereo freely.

Physical cassettes out next week, short run of 50 tapes. listen here

3 track album

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