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Boonlorm Omniscient Wildin’

Edition of 400 on black vinyl
Full-color jackets
Artwork by Daniel Davidson

Released November 2019
Wilde Calm is proud to present Omniscient Wildin’, the follow-up release to Boonlorm’s now-classic “piano not piano house” album, String Figures. A decidedly “techno” approach was taken for the six-track EP, with Boonlorm ratcheting up the master tempo to 130 BPM and utilizing a rugged economy to emphasize the rhythmelodic dialogue between the drums and prepared piano. This “percussion discussion” quotes the past syntax of Chicago and Detroit, the 20th century avant-garde and the bold new dialects being created for dance floors around the globe.

An hour-long mix focused solely on percussion tracks that inspired Boonlorm's upcoming EP, Omniscient Wildin'. Banging Parisian techno, modern classical from New York, drum machine voodoo, classic left-field Chicago house, and everything else in between feature on the 22-track mix. Also featured is "Red Mud II", a polyrhythmic "ethno techno" track from Omniscient Wildin'. Mixed live on turntables.

Wilde Calm Records is proud to present a new EP of modern percussion edits from Brooklyn producer Boonlorm. This collection of reworks was started around the same time Boonlorm began recording String Figures, his album of prepared piano house music. It shares a similar sound to String Figures’ rich combination of tonal, atonal and percussive timbres. By adding his raw drum programming to tease out the latent “techno” qualities in these modern percussion opuses, Boonlorm once again pays homage to Chicago, Detroit, and the 20th century avant-garde.

Wilde Calm Records is honored to present the final project with the late Elodie Lauten, a new version of the spiritual club classic “In the Light of the Miracle.” The original version was co-written by fellow downtown luminary Arthur Russell in the early 1980s and appeared on his posthumous 1994 album, Another Thought. Numerous club-friendly remixes of "In the Light..." were released as promotional white labels in the 1990s and helped bring this amazing proto-house song to the dance floor.

This new version for Wilde Calm uses Chicago house music as the starting point and features Lauten on vocals and keys, Nirosta Steel (Steven Hall) on additional vocals, Peter Zummo on trombone, and production/arranging by Pocketknife.

L.A.'s Gifted & Blessed (Gifted and Blessed, Wild Oats, Eglo) references Lauten's more well-known compositions and takes the dance floor of "Miracle 2" out into the cosmos. Brooklyn's Bryce Hackford (PRAH, DFA) focuses on the instrumental extending it way out and roughing it up with heavy Bushwick Body Actualized vibes.

Wilde Calm Records is honored to present new work from the late Elodie Lauten, New York City composer and recipient of the 2014 Robert Rauschenberg Award. Lauten had been exploring microtonality and alternative temperament since working on a Fairlight CMI synthesizer in the early 1980s and up until her untimely death, had been continuing these explorations with the Klio, her custom modular Reaktor software synthesizer.

Many Wilde Calm fans will be familiar with Lauten’s music from her numerous collaborations with fellow downtown luminary Arthur Russell. Lauten and Russell met through their mutual poet friend Allen Ginsberg and shared a similar sensibility of musical openness and possibility as evident in their spiritual club classic “In the Light of the Miracle” and Russell’s appearance on Lauten’s seminal post- minimalist masterwork The Death of Don Juan.

Five remastered selections from her most recent album Transform feature on the EP in addition to a Wilde Calm remix. For fans of Laurie Spiegel and Suzanne Ciani, Lauten’s synth explorations are essential.