Alastair Galbraith, Jean Jacques Palix, David Watson “Pure Speculation”
One side LP
Silkscreens record sleeve
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Johnny Hawaii ” Southern lights” LP
Johnny Hawaii ” Southern lights” LP,
You can order your copy on our website
Listen all tracks of the album Here.
Lee Noble and Amy Fortunato
Here is our first printing project,
a fanzine designed by Lee Noble and Amy Fortunato.
Zine 16 pages, and 12 silkscreens prints on 160gr white paper, with an insert.
Limited edition to 50 copies. September 2013.
Available on our website, more infos / details Here
"This series was created by independently generating and selecting photographs, manipulated images, and painted patterns. The elements were carefully matched into pairs until we knew the series was complete. Photos. Sumi Ink. Brushes. Scissors. Risograph printer. One night. Two People." Lee Noble, Sept 2013.
Layout and design by Fleur Descaillot.
All silkscreens printed at Tchikebe Art Workshop Marseille.
Words by Bruce Russell,
We’re very honored to share the text of Bruce Russell, many thanks for his writing about Pure Speculation, one side Lp of Alastair Galbraith, Jean Jacques Palix, David Watson.
"Pure Speculation is a record by three people who live in Paris (France), New York (New York) and Taieri Mouth (New Zealand). They have all met each other, but have never all been in the same place together. This single-sided LP now exists physically, yet the music on it lives up to its rather grandiose name – and does not actually exist in the real world. Watson is an improviser known for his bag-piping, Galbraith an instrument builder and song-writer known for his long-form sound works using little-understood acoustic phenomena and for his very short songs, while Palix is a radiophonic composer and sound designer who composes balletic operas for aerobatic teams. All these things are true but all sound like Munchausen’s wildest lies.
There is no point attempting to describe music that has been composed in three separate parts in the mind of such accomplished fabulists, and then realized as a totality via a form of long-distance ouija-board manipulation. It is a highly-fictional salad of bells, gongs, drones and tones which will stick in your mind long after you have heard it. No one planned it, at least two of the musicians were ignorant of its existence for most of its lifetime, and only a perennial over-reacher such as myself would attempt to justify it in prose. When I first heard Pure Speculation, I thought someone had spiked my drink. Then I realized that the name should be taken perfectly literally. So do your ears a favour and indulge in this rarified form of speculation, it’s unlike much else you’ll hear until the next time you’re going under for major surgery – only this auditory hallucination is one you will remember once you regain consciousness. Drink up – here’s to speculation!”
- Bruce Russell,
Bruce Russell / The Dead C.
Available for preorder now on our website
We’re preparing our first printing project,
zines + silkscreens prints on white recycled paper,
limited edition, Artwork by Lee Noble and Amy Fortunato,
available soon on our website.
New track of Johnny Hawaii “Inner beach”
Johnny Hawaii “southern Lights” LP,
release date 30th September,
you can order your copy on our website,
available soon via some records shops.
Co/release with Hands In the dark.
Alastair Galbraith Jean Jacques Palix David Watson
"Pure Speculation", one side LP, Premiere on Tiny Mix Tape Stream an excerpt of the album.
Limited edition of 300 copies, release date October 7th, and available for preorder now.
Recorded and composed in Dunedin (NZ) - Paris (FR) - New york (USA).
Photography by Alastair Galbraith.
Mixed by Jean Jacques Palix.
Details / order : Here
Johnny Hawaii “The Parrots are not what they seem, (They’re just pigeons on acid)” Stream and Video Premiere on Ad Hoc
- Video by Francesco De Gallo.
"Southern Lights" the debut album of Olivier Scalia / Johnny Hawaii
is now available for preorder, and will be out 30th september,