Recital springs forward with new records from Rip Hayman and Matthew Sullivan, out next month

Recital springs forward with new records from Rip Hayman and Matthew Sullivan, out next month
"Audio capsules of Hayman's installation performances, private experiments, and every ethnographic voyage in between."

Throw off your ushankas, peel away your parkas, and un-don the rest of your trashhole snow-wear — because Sean McCann’s Recital label is here to shepherd us from a dead winter into an abundant spring with two new records out in April.

Who’s on first? Well, in this case, it’s “artist and sailor” Rip Hayman with the retrospective Dreams of India & China LP. Featuring tape recordings from 1975–1986 from “installation performances, private experiments, and every ethnographic voyage in between,” the record captures memories in a dream-state at their moment of creation. It arrives April 19 on 500 limited edition LPs that include a 12-page color booklet practically driiiipping with photos and essays.

Who’s on second? Well, in this case, it’s experimental sound artist Matthew Sullivan with the Matthew LP. Featuring sound recordings from “the waters of Italy, the pubs of London, birds of Japan, a phone call in Los Angeles,” the record is a world-weary document of changing shapes and aural contours as they were lived. It arrives on April 19 on 250 limited edition LPs that include a signed insert by the artist on the softest of microfiber cloth.

Pre-order Rip Hayman’s Dreams of India & China here; pre-order Matthew Sullivan’s Matthew here. Enjoy an excerpt and tracklisting for each of the albums below, and pay special attention to the flowing and caroling of the streams and the birds, respectively. They are what will save us from the gray banks of winters hearth.

Rip Hayman - Dreams of India & China tracklisting:

01. Part One
02. Part Two

Matthew Sullivan - Matthew tracklisting:

01. Pigeon
02. Dying Woman on the Plane

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