Round Bale Recordings releases new album from Matthew Revert and reissues Sean McCann’s Fountains

Round Bale Recordings releases new album from Matthew Revert and reissues Sean McCann's Fountains
Cassette edition of Matthew Revert's Letters to Friends of the Late Darcy O'Meara

New from David Perron’s humble outfit in southern Minnesota: Round Bale Recordings very recently added two releases to its gradually expanding catalog.

The first is called Letters to Friends of the Late Darcy O’Meara from Australian writer and sound artist Matthew Revert, who has otherwise collaborated with Vanessa Rossetto and designed plentiful covers for books and music releases. Samples from the album (listenable below) sound like a natural continuation of Revert’s general preoccupation with obscure narratives buoyed by the written word (to wit: he speaks languidly in a lo-fi shroud about a parade that had “not yet acknowledged itself as such” on one track, and the “Dear XXX” format of each track’s title is suggestive of the deep conceit at play throughout the album). Are you brave enough to untangle the web!?

The second release comes from Recital label head Sean McCann, and the music therein just precedes the days when the LA-based composer began work on his Music for Private Ensemble. Fountains was originally released in 2010, and as McCann described to Perron, he was “hell-bent on recording an ambient ‘masterwork’” at the time, but he ultimately abandoned notions of a double-LP in favor of hastening his Private Ensemble work. The Round Bale reissue of Fountains thusly comes with the extra tracks that nearly made it McCann’s desired ambient mammoth. (No, YOU’RE tearing up while listening to it!)

Both Letters to Friends of the Late Darcy O’Meara and the expanded Fountains are available now on digital and cassette. Just head here and here.

Letters to Friends of the Late Darcy O’Meara tracklisting:

01. Dear Tyler
02. Dear Penny
03. Dear Saint Marcus
04. Dear May
05. Dear Heath
06. Dear Virginia Swan
07. Dear Brian
08. Dear Claire

Fountains (Expanded Edition) tracklisting:

01. It Never Entered My Mind
02. Withdrawn
03. Stone Ilex
04. The Lobby
05. I Should Care
06. Meridian
07. Canal
08. The Tumblers
09. Black Building
10. Community Gargle
11. Stars Across the Floor
12. Glancing at Ships
13. Ghost Farm Inn
14. Waterbulbs
15. Shuttles in Lime
16. Night Straw
17. Angel Games
18. Husky Ice Grey
19. Arrows

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