Preorders Now Being Taken

Posted on | June 12, 2017

Very excited to announce that Cold Beats Records are now taking pre-orders for the new L’Avenir album Soir available on vinyl and digital formats. Pre-orders include a bonus CD of exclusive remixes by a packed roster of amazing minimal wave artists in addition to 4 bonus tracks not included on the vinyl edition. Small European support tour to follow in the Fall of 2018.

Pre-Order Now!

Tracklist:

A1. A Modern World
A2. Desert
A3. The Stranger
A4. Mirror Man
A5. Silent Shouts

B1. Winter Calls
B2. Outside
B3. What Happened To Yesderday?
B4. Vivet
B5. August

Bonus Track CD (Preorder only)

1 – L’Avenir – Forever Grey (Mirror Men Remix)
2 – L’Avenir – Outside (PERSON:A Remix)
3 – L’Avenir – What Happened to yesterday (Kline Coma Xero Remix)
4 – L’Avenir – What Happened To Yesterday (MAKiNA GiRGiR ReworK)
5 – L’Avenir – Silence Shouts (Nina Belief Rewind The Night Mix)
6 – L’Avenir – The Stranger (Lola Kumtus Remix)
7 – L’Avenir – No Destination
8 – L’Avenir – Fault
9 – L’Avenir – Denial
10 – L’Avenir – Moonlight

Haven Out Now!

Posted on | September 19, 2016

HavenI’m excited to announce Haven, my 16th solo album, was released  September 17, 2016 at my concert for the Gatherings in Philadelphia, PA. Haven is now available through all good digital retailers. CD copies come packaged in a high gloss digipak that can be purchased here.

Haven –
– Aleppo – 14.35
– Egress – 19.19
– Hegira – 13.27
– Haven – 02.28

Framework Radio #560

Posted on | July 11, 2016


I’m very pleased to have produced this week’s edition of Framework radio’s framework:afield. Framework is a globally syndicated radio program dedicated to the art of field recording and its use in composition. You can stream this week’s edition from London’s Resonance FM or download from the Framework website.

Below are my program notes for the edition.

Harbor Study

 Harbor Study examines three different planes of sound throughout the Baltimore Inner Harbor area and the micro sounds unique to each location. The recordings titledEarth” and “Water” employ the use of granular sampling. This form of sound synthesis captures small samples or “grains” of a live audio signal and splits them into tiny one- to fifty-millisecond pieces and plays them back in real time. This process acts as a sort of microscope for the ears that focuses the listener’s attention to the minutiae comprising each unique sound space.

I. 39.275329, -76.568653 – Air – 16:20

A time-lapse soundscape composed of four thirty-minute snapshots recorded from atop Canton Tower, a twenty-story building that sits on Northwest Baltimore Harbor. Apart from editing the two-hour session to approximately twenty minutes, these recordings remain unaltered from their original state.

II. 39.262135, -76.578655 / 39.281247, -76.584062Earth – 21:01

This work begins to explore the particles of sound that make up each acoustic environment. By employing real-time granular sampling, field recordings from the Northwest and Southeast Harbor shorelines are mixed parallel to the identical, original recordings. 

III. 39.278590, -76.596472 – Water – 18:33

A pure granular study of the sound world beneath the Baltimore harbor. Stereo hydrophone recordings from thirty feet below the surface of the water were granulized in real time. I was quite surprised to discover how much industrial noise from the ports, factories, and nautical vessels pollute this space. The environment below the water’s surface was in fact much louder and active than the quiet pier where I stood to make the recording. 

Many thanks to Jersy Ann Richards & Kevin Flinn for access to the top of Canton Tower to record 39.275329, -76.568653 – Air and the Living Classrooms Foundation for granting me access to their private pier for the hydrophone recordings in 39.278590, -76.596472 – Water.

Engineer E.P. | Now Streaming & Pre-order Available

Posted on | September 24, 2015

Engineer

I’m very happy to announce the release of the Engineer E.P. via the Swedish Beläten label on September 30, 2015. This will be L’Avenir’s second release for Beläten and the follow up to the recent album Étolies for Cold Beats Records earlier this year. Engineer will clock in at 30 minutes and feature 6 new tracks recorded between April and August 2015. Preorders are now being taken over at the Beläten web shop. You can also listen to a preview stream of the EP in it’s entirety at their Soundcloud.

Tracks:

1. Rise & Fall
2. Louder Than Words
3. Close Your Eyes
4. New Day
5. Phantom
6. Armco

L’Avenir – Étoiles Limited Vinyl – Out Now!

Posted on | June 20, 2015

I’m very excited to announce Étoiles, the follow up album to “The Wait”, is now available via Cold Beats Records. This is a vinyl & digital only release and limited to 300 copies on beautiful black and white marbled wax. The vinyl features 8 new tracks plus 3 bonus tracks with the digital download.
Order your copy here.

L’Avenir – Étoiles
– Dénégation
– Fallow Land
– Until Then
– The Death Window
– Étoiles
– Lever du Soleil
– Ciel Noir
– Seven Times

Bonus Tracks:
– Enlightened
– 1958
– Dead Flowers

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About

Jason Sloan is an electronic media and sound artist, musician, composer and professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

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