March saw the launch of the premiere issue of TRILL, a new sound zine. Issue One features interviews and essays from artists: Rogue Squares, Black Editions label, Noveller, Ang Wilson, Dead Light, Amulets, Patrick Shiroishi, Rich Jacobs & Jason Kahn. The issue is dedicated to the memory of Z'EV and is limited to 100 copies.
Composers Devin Sarno and Angela Wilson return with their second collaborative recording entitled "Perth." Recorded in Los Angeles and mixed in Carmel Valley, CA, (July-August 2017) the reflective composition is comprised of processed piano, flute and electronic disturbances.
Beach Sloth writes:
"Such beauty flows out of Devin Sarno & Ang Wilson’s graceful 'Perth'. Infused with a true sense of life, the song recalls the best of Stars of the Lid’s quieter, later works. Brilliantly executed, the duo manages to obtain a serene form of balance. Sarno & Wilson deliver a spellbinding piece of paradise..."
"Peril" is the first new LONE ECHO music in 2 years. The piece is comprised of guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards + found sound. It can be streamed/downloaded on Bandcamp, Spotify or Apple Music.
Beach Sloth writes: "Ambient and shoegaze comes together on Lone Echo’s surreal “Peril”. Opting for such a gauzy style the way the song unfolds gives it a vibrant intimate hue."
"Fall" is the latest release from Devin Sarno. Available as a limited edition cassette (25 copies) and as digital download (thru Bandcamp). "Fall" consists of 2 tracks: "Running Embrace" and "Entanglement" which were recorded in July 2016 comprised of layered electronics, guitar and found sound.
Guide Me Little Tape writes: "The drones come in subtle shades and guitar tones shift ever so slightly all the while lulling you like a serpent, keeping your gaze - you're never quite sure if it will strike..."
Pound For Pound says: "'Fall' exists on the border, slipping between terms--composed/improvised, quiet/loud, monolithic/molecular, city/body, material/conceptual--is brilliant and exhilarating, Experimental music at its finest."
Devin Sarno recently performed with Big Butter, the long standing experimental music project of brothers Tim & Mike Biskup. The live band performed on 2/26/15 at XIX Studios in Glassell Park, CA and was in support of the Biskup’s duo art show at Slow Culture gallery. Big Butter music releases can be purchase online here.
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2014, Devin Sarno curated Absence of Wax: a net label focused on Ambient, Improvised & Experimental music. In that time, the site saw over 65 releases by Composers from around the globe: United States, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Peru, France, Germany, Italy, Bahrain, Slovenia, Argentina, Spain, Russia and Ukraine.
(All of the music on “AoW” is available for free stream & download / non-commercial use).
Here is a brief article on Absence of Wax from the website Acts of Silence.
Devin Sarno produced the score for short film “Run Rabbit” by Director Britt Randle. Featured musicians include G.E. Stinson & Josh Varnedore. World Premiere for the film was at the Inside Out LBGT Film Festival in Toronto, Canada which ran in the Summer of 2014. (The film has also shown at: Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival & Florence Queer Film Festival.)