TERENCE HANNUM

My Remix Track on the FRANK ROSALY: Neolithic Extraction CD

Posted on January 31, 2016

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Frank Rosaly / Neolithic Extraction – The Malo Remixes

After three years Frank Rosaly returns to Utech Records with Malo, his second full-length release for the label and follow-up to Centering and Displacement. With a sound befitting its title, Malo is a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space. For this album Rosaly composed distinct, stand-alone pieces, each with their own identity, yet thematically linked by his singular ear for imaginative performance. Aggressive drum assaults, creaking bowed metal, and complex polyrhythms conjure a monolithic wall of sound. Kalimba, drums, and subtle electronics are brewed into a whirlwind of noise; the skittering and disorienting sound of an ancient ritual. Malo is a dense, haunting album from one of the masters of unconventional music.
Rosaly has developed a personal and often visceral approach to drumming, whereby gesture is a primary element to the creation of sound. Deliberate motion that may or may not produce sound leads to surprising and raw discovery for both listener and performer. Using contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers alongside an acoustic drum setup, Rosaly navigates a wide sonic palette; Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and non-idiomatic grooves, unconventional techniques, dense free-jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as soft percussive language that evokes a wide range of color.

Source material remixed by:
Terence Hannum
Dead Neanderthals
Justin K Broadrick
Mothlite
Joshua Convey
Kevin Gan Yuen
Lasse Marhaug
David Cordero
Sten Ove Toft
Ural Umbo
Ryan Unks

Illustration by Wisconsin artist Zachary Worth.
CD limited to 300 copies.
Packaged in a heavy 7” letterpress sleeve with full-color insert.
Mastered by Lasse Marhaug.
URCD098

ORDER HERE and LISTEN HERE

"Negative Theology" in the CITY PAPER

Posted on July 30, 2014

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"Terence Hannum, one-third of the Baltimore-Chicago experimental metal powerhouse Locrian, learned a very important lesson early in his life: His knowledge of the world was limited. The visual artist, musician, and Stevenson University assistant professor of art recalls being 12 years old in Florida, about the time he first started getting into punk, hardcore, and the DIY culture of making zines, when a friend’s older sister put him in his place. She had a great tape collection, and one day she decided to school the youngsters because, as she told them, “You don’t know anything.” READ MORE HERE

Interview w/ Steel for Brains Podcast

Posted on July 24, 2014

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I was interviewed by the excellent blog STEEL FOR BRAINS about my new solo LP Via Negativa on UTECH RECORDS, the forthcoming LOCRIAN album and my visual art. Take a Listen.

"Via Negativa" LP on Utech Records

Posted on July 03, 2014

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TERENCE HANNUM: Via Negativa LP (UTECH RECORDS) / PRE ORDER 07/12/14

 

CATALOG NUMBER: URLP088

FORMAT: Powder blue LP in single pocket gatefold jacketDownload + bonus track

Edition of 300

 

TRACKLIST

SIDE A

1. Become More, Become Less

2. If Only You Knew What DarknessI am Plunged Into

SIDE B

1. Unapproachable Light

BONUS TRACK1. The Ideal Forms

 

ART: Terence Hannum

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Keith Utech

 

RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2014

 

Via Negativa is the first solo album by visual artist and Locrian member Terence Hannum for Utech Records. Incorporating voice and synth, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe.

Via Negativa is latin for “negative path.” It is a means of distillation. A way of describing something by saying what it is not.

You might say that ambient music is the music of subtraction: subtract the melody, subtract the harmony, subtract the rhythm. Subtract the author. Where much of music composition is a process of layered construction, ambient composition is closer to that of distillation: find the essential ingredient that will fundamentally transform a sonic environment and dispense with the rest. Recorded in Hannum’s basement studio with the most basic equipment, Via Negativa is a document of the artist’s own meditative process of subtraction. (Liner notes by Jenks Miller)