'New Days' is now available in shops worldwide via ROOM40. It is available on CD (the deluxe room40 triple gatefold covers!) and in a limited 180g vinyl LP edition of 300 with original lino-print sleeves. The vinyl edition has been mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. Prices below include shipping, just click to add to cart to pay via paypal...
Americans! LP copies are now available from TIME-LAG and MIMAROGLU MUSIC SALES
This limited edition 3"CDr ('Gabriella Says') was made for our shows in Germany and Switzerland. It is one 18+ minute recording captured 'live' at home to 1/4" 2 track tape on Sunday 11.11.07. It comes in machine sewn/stamped heavy card sleeves with pasted-on info/credits on the back. We made 42 un-numbered copies...
DJ mix for Type Records (features Sun Circle, Tony Conrad, Gong, This Heat & more).
Tape Loop Materials - FREE DOWNLOAD - on Something Interesting Kit
Some favourites listed for Dusted Magazine website.
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"New Days ... could easily be one of the best drone/audio sculpture works I have ever heard. Restrained, dynamic and melodic while also at times totally blissed-out, the work is proof that John Chantler and Carina Thoren (the duo who are For Barry Ray) have done their homework. The grasp of minimalism and tonal exploration that this duo possess raises the bar for others producing in this vein...
Regardless of what type of music you enjoy, New Days is an example of just how sonic exploration and song craft can be controlled and interwoven while allowed to exist in a relaxed, natural state. The quality of Carina and John's work far outweighs anything this writer can possibly say to describe just how inherently enjoyable and utterly listenable this album actually is. Instrumental, experimental music rarely gets better than this - 9/10" Foxy Digitalis
"Hypnotic without the head-lulling stuff and sincere to the bone, "New Days" is a treasure of the best anti-climactic proportions" GAZ-ETA.
"Unique, bizarre and incredibly rewarding ... some of the most beautiful psych-tinged dronescapes I've heard for ages" Boomkat
"a very fine work of really alternative rock, with a true keen ear for experimentalism" Vital Weekly
"Beautifully poised between blissed-out melody and anodyne improv, New Days is a richly nuanced collection that urges repeat visits." Grooves Magazine
"It’s a soaring, drifting, ever-vanishing and ever-appearing kind of illusion, static and dynamic simultaneously, like a thought looping yet changing color and focus" Sonoloco
"strålande musik som både är frisinnad, egensinnig och vacker." Magnus Olsson, Sound of Music
"vague organ patterns, ghostly guitar whispers, unsettling ambience, austere experimentation and becalmed drones form glacial underwater ceremonies and dreamtime musings packed in a beautiful aura of emptiness and vastness" Mats Gustaffson, The Broken Face
For Barry Ray is the duo of Carina Thorén (Sweden) and John Chantler (Australia).
The duo's debut record 'New Days' was recorded over the winter of 2006/7 in London with organs, piano, guitars and a bunch of less regular instrumentation. Dom Garwood (Alexander Tucker, Ladywoodsmen et al) plays clarinet on three of the tracks.
It follows a number of now out of print lathe-cut records and CDrs.
John/Carina/Fahey, Oizumi-Gakuen. May 2007. Photo by Saya.
Saturday March 21, 2009: Ul Smolna 36/10A. Warsaw, Poland.
Collaboration w/ Lucy Pawlak - could be called a concert, but perhaps its really something else...
+ two shows in one day!!!
Saturday March 28, 2009:
Sound323 shop launch at Cafe Oto - daytime!
Battersea Arts Centre - evening!
August 7, 2008: Cafe Oto, London. w/ Robert Curgenven
January 12, 2008: The Grosvenor, Sidney Road, Stockwell, London.
December 09: Advent Sprawl: The Fleapit. London. w/ Beddoes + Josh Meggitt (dj).
December 01: Oblo, Lausanne. Switzerland.
November 29: Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich. Switzerland. w/ Longmo
November 25: Gallery Kunst und Bauschlosserei, Leipzig. Germany. w/ Antje Hensel + triPhaze (dj)
November 20: Festsaal Keller Kreuzberg, Skalitzerstr. 130, Berlin. w/ Andrea Belfi (solo)
November 17: FYW, Köln. Germany
October 12: Utrophia, Greenwich, UK. (w/ Jodi Cave, Wendt, Triphaze, Beat Idioten)
September 27: The Ritzy. Brixton, UK. (ft. Luke Garwood - horns)
September 11: The Gramaphone. London, UK (w/ Kuupuu & Tom James Scott)
August 26: Port Mahon. Oxford, UK (w/ Traw & Dominic Lash)
June 10: Horse Bazaar. Melbourne, AU (John [solo] + Takashi Ueno + Saya)
June 7: East Brunswick Club. Melbourne, AU (w/ Qua + Simon Hampson)
June 4: The NowNow/Last Bastion of Civilisation. Sydney, AU (w/ Tenniscoats)
June 2: Armidale Club. Armidale, AU (w/ Tenniscoats + Lawrence English)
June 1: Bon Amicis. Toowoomba, AU (w/ Tenniscoats + The Rational Academy)
May 31: Judith Wright Centre. Brisbane, AU (w/ Tenniscoats, The Deadnotes)
May 30: Rics Cafe. Brisbane, AU (John [solo] + Lawrence English/Carina/Ueno/Saya Quintet)
May 18: NatureBliss. Tokyo, JP (Carina/John/Ueno/Suzuki Quartet recording/micro-live)
May 17: Ekoda Cafe Flying Teapot. Tokyo, JP (w/ Masato Sasaki, Andersens)
May 15: Urban Guild. Kyoto, JP (w/ Mamie Mu + Cosmic Kaigan + ToKa)
May 12: Buena Vista. Matsuyama, JP (w/ Maher Shalal Hash Baz + Daisuke Nara)
April 27: E:vent Gallery. London, UK (w/ Si-cut.db + Enrico & Lina)