well folks, this is it. the big one. after almost 13 years on the air, we’ve reached our 500th edition. we can’t quite believe it, as it seems like just yesterday we were celebrated #250, but here we are, older, wiser, and ready for 500 more. we can’t thank you enough for continuing to listen after all these years. we couldn’t do it without you!
our framework500 celebrations will stretch over 3 shows, and with these three shows we’ll be listening to all the the works that have been so generously donated by their creators so that we can publish our new 3-disc celebratory framework500 release. we invited the artists from our very first release, framework250, from back in 2009, to return with a new work for this new landmark, and these works are being published on another exquisitely packaged compilation, with recordings of the sleeve production process itself, all due to reach you, dear listener, by the end of march. the release page is now online, so you can read artist and track notes, look at pretty pictures, and hear more about the process of creating this glorious object. and then, when you just can’t resist any longer, you can click the shiny yellow DONATE button on the right, enter a sun equivalent to 40€ or more, and get your name on the pre-orders list, with all the other true-blue framework lovers.
what’s more, if you’re one of the first 50 people to reserve your copy, you will receive our extra special early adopters thank you package, a whole pile of goodies from our participating artists, including, but not limited too, a framework500 badge from felicity ford, a unique drawing from maria balabas, a screen-printed sticker from ben owen, and a handwritten thank you note from yours truly. go and peruse the details, you know you want to:
to accompany our celebratory tracks over these special shows, we’ve chosen as well to highlight (again) our other favorite project, the aporee soundmaps (http://aporee.org). all the other recordings featured during our framework500 celebrations are listener favorites culled from the maps; there are direct links to all the locations in the playlist below. if you aren’t familiar with aporee already, we highly recommend you go and have a look and a listen, and maybe even contribute some recordings yourself.
[time / artist / track / album / label]
00:00 – 05:17 / patrick mcginley / framework introduction, recorded in estonia
23:06 – 28:09 / jerry lefkowitz / ambient birds and waves / mahale, tanzania / aporee soundmaps
41:39 – 51:38 / maria balabas, mihai balabas & nicolas triboi / la madeleine sonore / framework500 / framework editions