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Montez Press Radio takes its broadcast experiment to the west coast for Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Apr 12 – 14

12 April 2019

Montez Press Radio is taking up residency for this year’s Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair at Los Angeles’ Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, running April 12 to 14.

Described as “an experiment in radio broadcasting which plays in the boundaries of conversation, performance, distribution, and access through the lens of contemporary art,” the project is headed by New York, London, and Hamburg-based publisher Montez Press. Their first summer residency program ran July 19 to August 19, 2018, and included the likes of Hard to ReadNYC Trans Oral History Project, Triple Canopy and Berlin Community Radio, as well as AQNB’s own Content Prole: A journey into the depths of the online gig economy collaboration with Matthew O’Shannessy.

Montez Press Radio has since broadcast from an RV at the New York Art Book Fair, done a takeover on Food Radio and returned to their original location in NYC’s Chinatown. This will be their first time in California, featuring shows with Amalia Ulman, X-TRA, Shevaun Wright, Lila de Magalhaes, Ana Iwataki and many more.

See the Montez Press Radio website for details.**

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Artificial Intelligence & the global financial market resonates with the drowning human voice of Viscount’s ‘Aching In Faith’

12 April 2019

Viscount is releasing EP Altcoin via London’s WARE on April 19, with ‘Aching In Faith’ premiering on AQNB today. The project includes producers Waller, Citytronix, Otang, Tal-Bot and WARE collective head Klahrk, and it follows an overarching narrative of “unprecedented intensity in the global financial market.”

The record features track titles like ‘Reverse Engineering’, ‘Schrodinger’s Sky’ and ‘ICO’, and runs along the idea of a malfunctioning libidinal framework that is transactional in nature, while the logical development AI, in the so-called AC (‘alt coin’), circulates. ‘Aching In Faith’, meanwhile, is a grinding atmospheric number that moves through the wavy tones of electronic sound while a pitched and faded human vocal struggles to be heard within it.**

Viscount’s Altcoin EP is out via London’s WARE on April 19, 2019.

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Cherushii & Maria Minerva’s posthumous 12-inch features a cheap & glorious take on the 90s house VHS bootleg for ‘Out By Myself’

22 February 2019

Cherushii & Maria Minerva (aka Maria Juur) released their self-titled 12-inch via Los Angeles’ 100% Silk on February 15, with a music video for ‘Out By Myself’ premiering on AQNB today. Directed by label co-founder Amanda Kramer, shot and edited by Noel David Taylor, the video is the latest drop from the record that comes two years after producer Chelsea Faith (aka Cherushii)’s passing.

Cherushii & Maria Minerva had been largely written, recorded, and mixed before Faith tragically lost her life in the 2016 Oakland fire. Devoted friends and loved ones David Last, Adam Gunther and Brian Foote finished them off with Juur to produce this affectionate pop and deep house tribute from the community left behind. 
 
The video features Juur with dancers Bashir Naim and Shamu Azizam performing within the signature lo-fi visual aesthetic for which Kramer is known. This time it’s applied to the cheap and glorious bootleg feel of a 90s house VHS taping to meet the dazzling melodic sequences and shimmering sweeps celebrating a life and eternal friendship.**   
 
 
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