Greetings From Here: Audio Postcards in Transition

by Pauline Gloss

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Full Physical comes with a beautiful gatefold CD designed by Tamer Hassan, a 12''x12'' record-sized poster printed on 100lb linen cardstock

    Includes unlimited streaming of Greetings From Here: Audio Postcards in Transition via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $13 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • "The Full Physical" Linen Poster + CD + Postcards from 1939 Worlds Fair!
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Get all the objects! (Recommended). The Full Physical comes with a beautiful gatefold CD designed by Tamer Hassan, a 12''x12'' record-sized poster printed on 100lb linen cardstock AND for the first 48 orders, you will get one of a lot of 48 vintage postcards from the 1939 World's Fair!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Greetings From Here: Audio Postcards in Transition via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

about

"Greetings from here is a truly extraordinary album, placing the listener in completely new emotional terrain. This is powerful material, bearing witness to a complex and unguarded vulnerability that most of us can hardly imagine." --Paul Muller, Sequenza21

"[Greetings] reminds me of nothing so much as the poet Anne Sexton’s amazing recording for poetry label Caedmon, with Gloss’ NPR-ready baritone even resembling Sexton’s tobacco-and-vodka cured delivery." --Doug Harvey, Artillery Magazine

-----------------------------------

PAULINE GLOSS'S LOW-FI EPISTOLARY RECORD unfolds in a series of audio postcards written to friends (and to herself) over a two week period.

She writes of the work:

“I made the following cards — amassed, spoken, someties narrative and sometimes tonal embroideries — in a period of two weeks for friends I wasn't so sure I still had. The transitions I was facing were and continue to be multiple. Each card acts as a greetings from and a construction of an emotional topography: I was speaking directly from a moment, a landscape, a well. The document as a whole might be read as an attempt at a personal geography in time.

“I recorded the cards on a built-in laptop microphone and mixed them flat in mono, in a free editing program. These limitations ended up freeing me compositionally — I could make the work quickly and not worry about certain a priori factors such as recording self-noise or resolution and my working methodology began to resemble something similar to that of the mid-nineteenth century en plein air painters: an emphasis on capturing the shape, the resonance of a moment or a series of moments in time by responding with quick, intuitive brush-strokes. There was no pre-writing or scoring. Each piece was completed in somewhere between ten minutes and an hour.

What has resulted is a strange little machine, both rigorous and not-at-all. Upon reflection, it appears as though the purpose of the project was really to dispense with both sophisticated equipment and high-concept organization in order to make transparent the character of my generative impulse at its most off-the-cuff, ordinary, and least considered moments”

credits

released April 7, 2016

Album by Pauline Gloss. Art by Tamer Hassan.

Thank you especially to Tamer Hassan, Sei Harris, Nicholas Bermeo and Billy Feldman. Thank you very much also to Sadie Pierson, Dani Shaw, and Albert Grabhorn.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Spoken Records Los Angeles, California

SPOKEN RECORDS is an independent literary sound-art label dedicated to releasing work whose primary goal is to dramatize and expand language in all of its sonic, rhythmic, textural and meaning-making dimensions.

contact / help

Contact Spoken Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code