A new cassettes run of Ostracon’s debut release, Unauthorized Modifications is now available. The cassettes are professionally duplicated at the proper length on each side. They will available at Ostracon shows and select local record stores including Shuga Records in Northeast Minneapolis. If you are in the area please stop in and pick one up. Priced at $5.00 they are less expensive than the $8.00 electronic version included as a free download with each tape! So far we have no plans to ship tapes my mail, but we might sell a limited run on the site if persuaded by our customers. Please let us know if you are interested!
Ostracon is performing this Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Honey Lounge in Minneapolis. Master modular maestro, Low-Gain, shares the bill. The new cassettes will be on sale at the show for $5 (includes a free download code) and if you are one of the 25 customers who bought the previous cassette, bring it to the show and we will swap it with a new one for free!
Here’s a sample from Ostracon’s performance at their release show on June 24, 2011:
Ostracon Release Show Segment 3
This ethereal segment from the Ostracon release show contains a combination of an evolving pad with a bouncy arpeggiated line that were both produced during the performance on the Roland MKS-80driven by GMS.
Ostracon Release Show Segment 2
This is one of many GMS driven MKS-80 clips that John Keston recorded into his Live set during the Ostracon performance last night. We have video from several cameras and a multitrack recording of the event, so keep an eye out for a live show video soon.
MKS-80 GMS Clip
Photon Coercion – Ostracon from Unearthed Music on Vimeo.
Photon Coercion is the second track from the debut album by Ostracon titled Unauthorized Modifications. The video is a compilation of footage from the “light controllers” that John Keston uses to generate the music using the GMS. The album will be released electronically tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 and available from all the major electronic outlets as well as directly from Unearthed Music. Also, please join Ostracon for the release show on Friday, June 24, 2011 featuring Dosh, Ostracon, Smyth, Ghostband, and live painting by Rogue Citizen.
Here’s an excerpt from the fifth track on the upcoming release, Unauthorized Modifications by Ostracon. John Keston and Graham O’Brien will be celebrating the release with a live performance at the Honey Lounge in Minneapolis on June 24, 2011. Artists performing with Ostracon at the event include Dosh, Smyth, and Ghostband. Rogue Citizen will be doing live painting during the performance for added visual stimulus.
Dwarf Plutocracy (Excerpt)