Calendar March 20, 2013 01:56

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Sanzimat Means of Production. Preparing the first edition of Thin Hymns “Black Water.”

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Calendar March 13, 2013 05:04

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SZI-003 T H I N H Y M N S - “Black Water” Commercial from Sanzimat on Vimeo.

T H I N H Y M N S - “Black Water” album is now available on Digital & Cassette from Sanzimat International.
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Calendar March 9, 2013 22:33

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suavecitation:

Right now I am pretty sick with some sort of weird head cold and the few things that have been making me feel better are tea, water, my girlfriend, and this Derek Erdman cassette. I got it in the mail the other day from Sanzimat International, a label that is pretty legitimate and is based out of Buenos Aires and Chicago, cool combo.

Coyote, Erdman’s release on Sanzimat is a pretty bizarre collection of outsider pop songs that teeter on the edge of lo-fi and occasionally fall into an experimental noise haze. This is the kind of stuff you wish you could stumble upon at some estate sale or goodwill. All the songs on here were written between the years of 1991 – 2004 however they all manage to fit quite well together. It almost seems like this tape was constructed by someone going into a closet full of reels and miraculously coming out with something sewn together after hours of listening.  While this tape is made up of works by Erdman himself and bands that he has been apart of his influence on each song is very apparent despite the number of projects he appeared in. Like with any other artistic omnibus that takes a tiny part of an individual’s musings and uses them to represent a large time in the person’s life “Coyote” is meant to provide a glimpse into Erdman’s career and serve as documentation of his existence. Rather than saying, “I present to you, Derek Erdman” Coyote says, “There was this guy named Derek Erdman….”. However, this is a collection of cool stuff nonetheless so of course I have my favorite slams of this magnetic beast. Even if the majority of the songs on here are less than two minutes there is an enormous amount of personality in every single one of um so here we go!

The first “song” that really seemed to stand out to me was a short little pop jammer called “It Really Happened” which is by Erdman’s band Double Decker Bus it has this chorus that goes “Smoke Pot, Trip On Acid, It’s Really Cool, It Really Happened.” It’s really catchy and goofy and I think the bass line is nice. It reminds me a lot of some early Moldy Peaches stuff. Cool.

The second song that really stood out to me is called “He Knows That I Love Him”. This song is a short dark love song with oddly plucked guitar that is sort of aggressive despite the tenderness of the song itself. The track immediately after is a nine second blip of Erdman saying, “Do I look like Kurt Cobain to you?” Needless to say there is a lot of good stuff on here. So why not weave through it all yourself. The tape is beautiful and pro dubbed and sounds amazing. I would like to close with a quote found on the Sanzimat International site under Erdman’s tape.

“A Coyote is a mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore with cunning and subversive humor. The Coyote alternates between cleverness and stupidity, kindness and cruelty, deceiver and deceived, breaker of taboos and creator of culture.”

-CFIL 

SZI-002 Derek Erdman: Coyote (Archives Vol.1) Promo. from Sanzimat on Vimeo.

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Calendar March 1, 2013 02:21

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Met today with J.P. about his forthcoming art book on Sanzimat tentatively entitled “Women.”

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Calendar January 28, 2013 02:05

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secretartsociety:

2nd Episode “Wherewolf City - Reincarnation”

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Calendar January 18, 2013 02:28

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secretartsociety:

“Wherewolf City” SAS Live Radio

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Calendar December 5, 2012 03:40

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Mazes Blazes - “Young & Gross” Promo from Sanzimat on Vimeo.

MAZES BLAZES is now available on colored vinyl & digital from Sanzimat.
SANZIMAT.com

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Calendar October 14, 2012 16:13

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We are VERY excited to announce this show. Friday 10/19 @ Bernices in Bridgeport. FREE. Playing with the legendary Vyto B.

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MAZES BLAZES NOW AVAILABLE FROM Sanzimat/Parasol.

http://mazes.bandcamp.com/releases

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Calendar September 13, 2012 01:50

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The first single.

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Calendar September 13, 2012 00:10

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A few moons ago I approached artist Derek Erdman about releasing a compilation of the music he had made. He sent me a box of (nearly) everything he’s ever done, including the original 4-track tapes. He said “Do whatever you want.” A year later we have Coyote (Archives Vol. 1).

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Calendar September 12, 2012 23:57

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Mazes / Thin Hymns / Birthmark @ Empty Bottle

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Sanzimat International is a new record label set to launch this spring. Run by Edward Anderson from the 1900s and Mazes, Sanzimat will feature new music, reissues and curated multi-media projects available in a variety of formats. Initial releases include new vinyl and flexi-disc from Mazes, archival releases from artist Derek Erdman, an ultra-obscure pop album recorded in the Peruvian jungle and a special blues album from a mystery man recorded with the help of a mini tape recorder and a shopping cart. 

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