The next instalment in the label's collaborative series features unreleased tracks by Surgeon, Laurel Halo, Octo Octa, Phase Fatale, Luke Slater and more.
Rrose curates the first disc, which features unreleased tracks from Anthony Child (AKA Surgeon), Ron Morelli, Laurel Halo, Octo Octa, Laetitia Sonami and Charlemagne Palestine, among others. Silent Servant's second disc includes exclusives by Phase Fatale, Luke Slater and Function. Both artists, who are longtime friends and collaborators, have also contributed their own tracks.
The sculpture featured on the cover art was made by the German minimalist artist Charlotte Posenenske, titled Vierkantrohre Serie DW, 1967 - 2016. Posenenske's work focused on systems and structures derived from mass production and standardization.
"I make series because I do not want to make single pieces for individuals, in order to have elements combinable within a system, in order to make something which is repeatable, objective, and… economical," she said in an artist statement in 1968. "[The pieces] are decreasingly recognizable as 'artworks.' The objects should have the objective character of industrial products. The former categorization of the arts no longer exists."
The previous, sixth Air Texture compilation was released in October 2018, handled by Steffi and Martyn. In 2019, Air Texture launched a compilation series spotlighting national scenes, with editions highlighting Colombia, Georgia, and The Netherlands.
Seth Horvitz's debut album as Rrose, called Hymn To Moisture, arrived in November last year.
Listen to Rrose's mix.
Disc 1: Rrose
01. Anthony Child - Forced Compliance Behavior, Decision-Making And Effort
02. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - 8th Continent In 5 Dimensions
03. Maggi Payne - In The Night Sky
04. Lucrecia Dalt - Raw Pyrit
05. Rrose and James Fei - For Bass Clarinet 8.97 (Rrose Version)
06. Ron Morelli - Psychic Harms Of Economic Deprivation
07. Laurel Halo - Dies Ist Ein
08. Octo Octa - Hallway Visions
09. Abul Mogard - Stumbling Oscillations
10. AGF - HUM-iliTY
11. Laetitia Sonami - Migration 1978 (excerpt)
12. Charlemagne Palestine - drruuhhnnn innn duhh mooooohhnnn
Disc 2: Silent Servant
01. Nen - 4R3
02. Luke Slater - When It Twists
03. Maŕa - Rebellion
04. Not Waving - Human Disfunction
05. Pod Blotz - Volatile Stillness
06. Silent Servant - New World
07. JS Aurelius - Complex Spectral Necr0scillator
08. Id Meridian - Guilty And Pure
09. DVA DAMAS - Dance Song (This Is Not A)
10. Collin Gorman Weiland - Cathodic Heart
11. Phase Fatale - Nightmare in LA
12. Hive Mind - Golden Digest
13. June and An-i - Afterlife
14. Function - Zahlensender (ssb)
Air Texture will release Air Texture VII on February 15th, 2020.
Photo credit: Camille Blake