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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition of 500 units pressed on white wax. The LP contains original compositions by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pascal Comelade, Laurie Spiegel, Lyra Pramuk, Chassol, Nicolas Godin and Pierre Rousseau, Pedro Vian and Pierre Bastien, Visible Cloaks, Kelman Duran, Raul Refree, Lucrecia Dalt, and Lafawndah.

    incl. writings by contemporary thinkers like Shumon Bazar and François J. Bonnet, and images from Wolfgang Tillmans, Joel Meyerowitz, Juergen Teller, Araki, Jack Davison, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Dani Pujalte, Elizaveta Porodina, Adrià Cañameras, Larissa Zaidan, Zhong Lin and Javier Tles among others

    Design by Marc Monguilod
    Lacquer cut by Josh Bonati & Mastered by Rashad Becker

    Includes digital pre-order of PRSNT. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 7, 2021
    Message from Modern Obscure Music: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily unable to mail records and other physical merchandise. We appreciate your support, and we will ship your order as soon as we can.
    edition of 500 

      €49 EUR

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition of 500 units pressed on black wax. The LP contains original compositions by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pascal Comelade, Laurie Spiegel, Lyra Pramuk, Chassol, Nicolas Godin and Pierre Rousseau, Pedro Vian and Pierre Bastien, Visible Cloaks, Kelman Duran, Raul Refree, Lucrecia Dalt, and Lafawndah.

    incl. writings by contemporary thinkers like Shumon Bazar and François J. Bonnet, and images from, Wolfgang Tillmans, Joel Meyerowitz, Juergen Teller, Araki, Jack Davison, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Dani Pujalte, Elizaveta Porodina, Adrià Cañameras, Larissa Zaidan, Zhong Lin and Javier Tles among others

    Design by Marc Monguilod
    Lacquer cut by Josh Bonati & Mastered by Rashad Becker

    Includes digital pre-order of PRSNT. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 7, 2021
    Message from Modern Obscure Music: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily unable to mail records and other physical merchandise. We appreciate your support, and we will ship your order as soon as we can.
    edition of 500 

      €47 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of PRSNT. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases May 7, 2021

      €9 EUR  or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Long-sleeve PRSNT White T-Shirt
    Message from Modern Obscure Music: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily unable to mail records and other physical merchandise. We appreciate your support, and we will ship your order as soon as we can.
    edition of 100 

      €34 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Limited edition Sweatshirt Modern Obscure Music x PRSNT

    Design by Marc Monguilod
    Message from Modern Obscure Music: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily unable to mail records and other physical merchandise. We appreciate your support, and we will ship your order as soon as we can.
    edition of 50 

      €39 EUR or more 

     

1.
FlyBy
2.
Memory
3.
Cage 00:33
4.
ya!
5.
Page Turner
6.
Segons com
7.
The same quiet sonority (A deep blue air within the ferns) Lifeworld The Cantillon Effect Proteins folding in the cloud
8.
Vid2020
9.
cosa 00:32
10.
Dead cat
11.
THE SUPER LADY FROM NAMELESS-TOWN
12.
silence

about

‘PRSNT’ is a unique global artistic project combining the input of artists across the worlds of music, video and written word which acts as a statement on how we, as consumers, engage with music in the 21 st  century. Vital electronic musicians including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Lafawndah, Lyra Pramuk, Lucrecia Dalt and Visible Cloaks have each contributed untitled tracks, which are approximately 32 seconds long.
 
The concept was devised by Created By Us and the Barcelona-based label Modern Obscure Music. They read a study which identified that the overwhelming volume of instantly accessible information
online is shortening attention spans and altering how audiences engage with music digitally. Their curiosity about the state of online consumption developed further on discovering that around a third of all listeners using digital platforms skip to the next track, within the first 30 seconds of playing.  
 
Each musician was given a fascinating challenge to create engaging compositions with real artistic merit, inside the confines of this shortened span. Akin to Brian Eno’s famous Windows 95 start-up music, the time constraints are crucial, and the compositions are deceptively complex and more substantial than expectations of their nano nature would suggest.
 
‘PRSNT’ acts as a critique of flighty feed culture, but is simultaneously constructive, providing something which is either proposed solution or “if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em” resignation. Every artist has interpreted the brief differently, resulting in an intriguing blueprint for the potential future of
digital music. Could abbreviated micro compositions satisfy, inspire and nourish like their longer counterparts? They certainly take up much less of listeners’ busy lives, which are often spent tackling
ever-increasing workloads.

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releases May 7, 2021

All tracks Mastered by Rashad Becker at Clunk Studios in Berlin. Germany - Vinyl cut by Josh Bonati in Brooklyn, NYC. USA
Music selected and curated by Pedro Vian
Artwork & Design by Marc Monguilod
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