Monday, December 14, 2015

BLOODMIST DEBUT RELEASE

Announcing the release of "Sheen" the debut album by BLOODMIST.  As individuals, Jeremiah Cymerman, Toby Driver and Mario Diaz de Leon have been responsible for some of the most extreme and intense music to come out of New York's experimental music scene in the last ten years.  As a trio of clarinet/electronics, bass, and guitar, they perform impassioned and haunting free improvisation under the name BLOODMIST. Since 2011, the group has been slowly developing a unique voice that pays to tribute to the collective experience of the group, encompassing the worlds of extreme metal, modern classical composition, noise, free improvisation, compositional rock and beyond.  Their self-titled debut release, comprises six tracks of abyssal, vividly layered improvisation, further refined by detailed studio editing.  Beautifully recorded and mixed by Jamie Saft in Upstate New York in February 2015, “Sheen" is a landmark collaboration from three masters of dark experimental music.

Release date: January 29th, 2016 on 5049 Records
Album Release Event: January 27th at Roulette



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ONEIROGEN - PLENITUDE EP



Format: CD | LP | DIGITAL
Release: 25 September 2015

Tracklist:
1. Oxygen 2:47
2. Collapsing 6:44 
3. Vessel 3:17
4. Plenitude 3:04 
5. Emergence 5:22

denovali.com/oneirogen

 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MARIO DIAZ DE LEON - THE SOUL IS THE ARENA



Format: CD | LP | DIGITAL
Release: 17 July 2015

Performed by INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Claire Chase (flute), Joshua Rubin (bass clarinet), Eric Lamb (alto flute)
Corey Smythe (piano), Mario Diaz de Leon (synthesizer), Nathan Davis (percussion)

Tracklist:
1. Luciform (for flute and electronics) 13:33
2. The Soul is the Arena (for bass clarinet and electronics) 9:34 
3. Portals Before Dawn (for ensemble) 19:52

"Diaz de Leon hasn't put out an uninteresting release yet, but this compact and wide ranging album is now the best introduction to his refined feel for instrumental extremity."  Pitchfork




Thursday, May 14, 2015

STONE RESIDENCY

http://www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php?month=3

Review: Mario Diaz de Leon plays selections from "The Soul is the Arena"
The New York Times

Saturday, April 18, 2015

TECTONICS FESTIVAL MAY 7TH

http://issueprojectroom.org/program/tectonics-festival-new-york-2015 

Standard Deviance One, a collaboration between Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Mario Diaz de Leon, based on material from the albums "Blinding Confusion" and "Stay Asleep" by Young's Regression project. Over five movements, the work explores Young's masterful sense of atmosphere and lucid dread, arranged and expanded for an ensemble of eight musicians. 

*Performed by Chris McIntyre (trombone), James Rogers (bass trombone), James Rushford (viola), Maya Dunietz (piano), Yarn/Wire (percussion), Nate Young (electronics/voice), Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar). *Newly commissioned for Tectonics Festival NY, by Nate Young, realized for ensemble by Mario Diaz de Leon.  

"A darkly propulsive new work....an alluringly industrial and distorted sound world."