Welcome to the Helen Scarsdale Agency.

Upcoming performances:

Jim Haynes
Friday, March 24, 2017
Gray Area Foundation For The Arts
San Francisco
with Ainsley Wagoner + Jordan Presnick and Danny Clay + Jon Fischer

Ensemble Economique + Jim Haynes Pacific Northwest Tour
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Goat
Eureka, California

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Liquor Store
Portland, Oregon
with Ian Hicks, Caustic Touch, and DJ Nightchilde

Friday, April 14, 2017
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
Seattle, Washington
with Robert Millis & Greg Kelley

Our latest publications:

Two very intense productions were released for the end of 2016. We have the long awaited epic noise construct Natural Incapacity from the twin sisters Rachal and Roxann Spikula, who operated under the moniker Relay For Death. The full composition is an unbroken piece that is over two hours long; and the download of this version will only be available for purchase with the phyiscal release. This physical version comes in an edition of 150 copies with hand-corroded & screen printed steel plates as the cover artwork. The second release is the expanded edition of Throttle & Callibration by Jim Haynes. A previous digital-only version was made available earlier this year from Cronica, but has nearly 25 minutes more material that the previous iteration.

Jim Haynes
Throttle & Calibration// Cassette / Digital
release date : December 2, 2016

Relay For Death
Natural Incapacity// 2CD / Digital
release date : December 2, 2016

Recently published:

Ekin Fil Being Near // LP / Digital
Being Near stands as the pinnacle in Ekin Fil's luminous career, with achingly beautiful and elegantly simple arrangements for guitar and electronics saturated in cavernous amounts of reverb, whose semi-mystical blur extends well into the vocal melodies. Ekin Fil's songs emote a timelessness of human desire and longing, albeit constrained to this plane of existence.

Francisco Meirino Surrender, Render, End // CD / Digital
Surrender, Render, End is an electro-acoustic dialectic, unremittingly engaged in a pugilist conflict between art and accident. The Swiss noise-composer Francisco Meirino began working on the skeleton for this piece in 2014 as a multi-channel, modular synth patch, which has been in an ongoing state of modification through public diffusions and private rumination.

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project //The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 // LP
"Fossil Aerosol Mining Project are a rare project in this modern age that has managed to retain their anonymity and enigmatic nature amidst a culture obsessed with having a social media presence. Other than a connection to Zoviet France (a band of similar ambiguity) and their location in the Midwestern United States, there’s very little to know about the project. It may be a cliché to say, but the music and sounds contained on The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 conveys far more than words or images could, and this record captures the sound of a dark, decaying history riddled with mystery." -- Heathen Harvest

and later...
Ekin Fil Ghosts Inside : LP
She Spreads Sorrow : LP
Himukalt : LP
Francisco Meirino : Cassette
Kate Carr : Cassette

Distributors and retail outlets are welcome to contact the agency if interested in directly buying from the Agency; and a full list of our current distributors can be found here.

We highly recommend that customers outside the North America make their purchases from these distributors, as the shipping costs have gone up dramatically for first class and priority to cross the border of the United States. In 2016, the rate increase was on average 21%. We cannot incur losses for this increase, and unfortunately this gets passed onto our beloved customers. If the shipping calculator through Paypal (which has always been a very blunt tool) over charges you, we will refund the difference upon calculating the exact price. If the shipping calculator under represents the cost, we may ask for an addition charge to cover the shipping. We do apologize; and again, we highly recommend you contacting any of our distributors to inquire about our products.

Digital distribution is also available through Bandcamp, iTunes, Midheaven, Boomkat, and emusic, amongst other purveyors of the MP3.


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