Potier. - Misleading Those Lost
8 cuts of harsh noise
small motors & parts, magnets, needles, pins,
junk metal, marbles, contact mics, pedal fx
Recorded between May & August 2012
Thank you to Mr. Joel Walter (Inbreeder)!
Listen to a sample here.
Potier. - Apparatus/Styrene Migration
Foxhole Atheism Tapes
Dense, methodically executed harsh noise. Swimming dynamics and varied leveling.
Packaged in modified cassette mailer and painted jewel case.
Thanks to Nate Tandy for putting this out.
Do yourselves a favor and check out Foxhole Atheism!
To get it from the label - contact: email@example.com
Edition of 50
Ramshackle Day Parade Records
2 Tracks - Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By Potier.
Artwork Layout by Myles Bartel.
This tape showcases a different side of
my work - contact microphones, springs,
metal, wood, random objects.
"Sick! - Like a 50-car pileup at the Bonneville Salt Flats." (Kaonashi San)
"Nearly a year between appearances, Edmonton’s Michael Toepfer returns with another Potier. tape. Titled ‘Ductile’, this relatively-brief cassette demonstrates well the live performance of Noise, not only through the intense energy peaks of Toepfer’s last endeavor, but with the additional dynamics of practice – the setup, the fondling, the ambiguity; here complimented by additional materials like wood and metals sniffed-out by contact mics. The punchy angles are still there, repeating the arrhythmic outburst of frustration which is the driving force of Harsh Noise, but the finer-tunings around the edges have allowed in a more qualified contrast across each side (the “duct” of the title: pores, vents and gills), no matter the levels, indicating a more meditative and efficient performance overall." (Animal Psi)
Vital Weekly Review is here.
Potier. - Einsicht In Die Notwendigkeit
Edition Of 100
Professionally Duplicated & Imprinted At National Audio Company
Springfield, MO, USA
2 Tracks, Recorded & Mixed By Potier.
Mastered By Zach Adams. (seasonalaffect.com)
Artwork Layout By JLIAT. (jliat.com)
This one is now also being distributed in Europe through Sincope.
"A cassette which is a sound track to [...] urban failure and a cancer of body and soul." (Vital Weekly)
"...two side-long tracks of classic, self-loathing Noise"
"...disorienting and bluntly terrifying" (Animal Psi)
"...definitively bleak and oppressive..."
"...feels like windburn, but in a good way..."
"...a very rewarding listen for fans of harsh noise and walls."
(Memory Wave Transmission)
"It's a poisonous cloud. It shimmers while it thrashes. It tickles as it stings."
"Ear-splittingly and unapologetically rough..."
"Total sonic wreck. Positively murderous."
Listen to samples from the releases on Soundcloud.
Peripherie - Self-Release - CDr - 2007 - Out Of Print
Schwere See - Self-Release - MiniCDr - 2007 - Out Of Print
Omnious Presentiments - Fingerbib Netlabel - MP3/256kbps - 2008 - Still available here.
Naturally Caged - Self-Release - C30 - 2011 - Limited Edition Of 20 (originally 18) - Last Copy!
Einsicht In Die Notwendigkeit - Self-Release - C20 - 2011 - Limited Edition Of 100
Potier.//Ocra Split C30 - Ramshackle Day Parade Records (RDP_003) - C30 - 2011 - Limited Edition Of 50 - try Scream/Writhe Distro - in Edmonton it may still be available through Listen Records & Blackbyrd Myoozik
Ductile - Ramshackle Day Parade Records (RDP_014) - C16 - 2012 - Limited Edition Of 50
Apparatus/Styrene Migration - Foxhole Atheism Tapes - C30 - 2012
Misleading Those Lost - Jungle Crunk - C32 - 2013
"Robotic Bishop" on "Various - HHHH006 1:01:36" - Hum And Hiss - MP3/320kbps - 2010 - Still available here.
"Untitled" on "Various - Second Bi-Annual Report" - Absurd Exposition - Various Formats - 2012 - Available here.
"Untitled" on "Various - Ramshackle Day Parade 2012 - Ramshackle Day Parade Records - CDr & other formats - Available from the label.
2011-02-22 - Ramshackle Day Parade @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Ocra, Zebra Pulse
Small excerpt is here.
2011-04-22 - Ramshackle Day Parade @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Wind Rose, Parker & others. Video is here. Thanks to Parker!
2011-06-15 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Zebra Pulse, Holzkopf & Mindkontrolultra
2011-08-10 - @ Wunderbar, Edmonton, AB - with Ocra, Zebra Pulse & Sir Ma'Am Ma'Am. Short clip available here. Thanks to Owen.
2011-10-21 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - as part of the "Symphony of Noise"
2011-11-22 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Commodities & Pigeon Breeders
2011-12-29 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Ocra & others
2012-03-17 - @ Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB - with TAIWAN, Pigeon Breeders & Zebra Pulse
2012-04-06 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - Tonus Vivus meets Ramshackle Day Parade - with Pigeon Breeders, Zebra Pulse (with Sean McIntosh), Mugbait, Allison Balcetis & Thom Golub, Dan Brophy & Ruth Guechtal
2012-04-22 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Meat Force, Vipers Without Vapours & Pizzarrhea
2012-08-22 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Lakes, Pigeon Breeders & Chishu Ryu
2012-08-23 - @ Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC - Destroy Vancouver II, with Burrow Owl, Totems, The Rita, Worker, Ghost Taco & Winters In Osaka
2012-08-24 - @ Open Space, Victoria, BC - Noise! 2012 - with more than 20 other artists; documented in fragments on the tube - starts here. (Thanks to Skrunt Skrunt)
2012-10-22 - @ Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Damno Te, Acid Attack, Xime
2012-12-22 - @ Emmedia Gallery & Production Society, Calgary, AB - with Citadel, Protagonist/Antagonist, Terrible Crayon, Lodestar Supernumerary, Taskmaster
2013-01-19 - Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Agape Raygun Experiment, Don Ross, Bill Damur, Skrunt Skrunt, Serenity Cell
2013-03-22 - Bohemia Cafe, Edmonton, AB - with Bong Sample, Damno Te & Psyrinx
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