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A 12" record on clear vinyl featuring Peter Broderick & Gabriel Saloman + booklet -- limited to 200 copies!

My initial inspiration in opening Beacon Sound (in a city full of record stores, no less) was born out of frustration with the fact that I had to buy so much of the music that I loved online and then have it shipped from overseas. I wanted to try and find that sweet spot between running a general interest record shop and satisfying the local demand for contemporary electronic/modern classical/experimental music. I also wanted to bring a smart design sensibility to the table and develop Beacon into a cultural force as much as a mere storefront selling records. A tall order? Maybe, but so far things have gone better than I ever imagined.

Which brings us to Beacon Sound, The Label. I decided to get started earlier this year by pressing three cassettes by three different artists (Apartment Fox from Portland, Isla De Los Estados from Buenos Aires, and Lucrecia Dalt from Barcelona/Berlin) as a sort of statement of intent. My goal with the label is to take the curatorial spirit of the shop and translate it into a roster of compelling, forward-thinking artists from Portland and around the world.

And that's where you come in! On October 25th and 26th Beacon Sound is hosting a gathering to celebrate the birth of the label. It's happening at the Sou Wester on the coast just north of Astoria. Over the course of those two nights Grouper, Rauelsson, Peter Broderick, and Gabriel Saloman will perform and there will also be a spooky-themed late-night party featuring a DJ set by Liz Harris (AKA Grouper) and a live set by Apartment Fox.

After the Sou Wester weekend Peter Broderick and Gabriel Saloman will be decamping to Type Foundry studio to record with Jason Powers, audio engineer extraordinaire. The recordings that come out of this musical coupling will be released as the first Beacon Sound album-length vinyl. I, for one, am intrigued to see what they come up with. They each come from different musical backgrounds but have ended up treading similar and complementary ground. Check out their bios below!

The first 200 copies of the record will be on clear vinyl and will come with a special booklet that will document the Sou Wester weekend.

Note as of October 7th: I added a second reward category for the basic pledge of $25 (for the record and booklet) that includes shipping specifically tailored to those of you living in Canada and Mexico. Moving forward, I'll be able to adjust quantities between the two versions of this reward as needed. Questions? Just drop me a line.

ARTIST BIOS

Peter Broderick is a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Carlton, Oregon and played with Portland groups such as Horse Feathers and Loch Lomond. In 2007 he was invited to work with Danish group Efterklang (currently signed to the seminal 4AD label) and moved to Berlin. Over the course of the last six years he has released several acclaimed solo albums on labels such as Type and Erased Tapes, collaborated with the likes of Machinefabriek and Nils Frahm, and traveled the world with Efterklang, who debuted their most recent album Piramida with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House on May 26 2012.

Vancouver-based Gabriel Saloman was one half (with Pete Swanson) of influential noise duo Yellow Swans. Their prolific run of albums, EP's, collaborations, and world tours culminated with the incredible Going Places on Type Records. He is also an accomplished artist and has been exhibited at the Walker Center, California College Of The Arts, and the Manifesta biennial in Murcia, Spain. His excellent debut solo album 'Adhere' (on Berlin label Miasmah) has garnered rave reviews.

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The primary challenge that I'd foresee would be around ensuring the highest quality production possible. And that's a challenge I enjoy.

There's also the question of vinyl pressing plant schedules, but that's why I chose March 2014 as the prospective delivery date (planning for a three-month turnaround).

Other than that, everything is in place, right down to studio time booked at Type Foundry!

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    Receive a copy of the record and booklet PLUS a copy of Gabriel Saloman's newest vinyl release: "Riots Don't Just Happen", a color-vinyl single-sided 10" with screen-printed B side on Berlin's Infinite Greyscale Records. This is a numbered pressing limited to 300, the artwork is all handmade, and it includes inserts and a download code. In addition, your copy will include a personal note from Gabriel. The recording was made for a dance of the same name by Daisy Karen Thompson.

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    Receive a copy of the record and booklet PLUS a copy of Grouper's 2012 'Sleep (Fragment)' 12" on Filip Editions (ltd to 800) and a copy of the DVD that came with the 'Divide' book. Both the 12" and DVD will come with customized sleeves hand-drawn by Liz Harris.

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    Receive a copy of the record and booklet PLUS a signed test pressing of Peter Broderick's 'Float 2013' (on Erased Tapes Records) with hand-drawn-by-Peter cover AND a copy of the 2nd edition of the 'Float 2013' cassette, released by Erased Tapes for Cassette Store Day (limited to only 100 numbered copies in beautifully handmade box with booklet and download code). 'Float' is Peter's first solo album and was originally released by Type Records in 2008; it has been lovingly remastered by Nils Frahm for it's 2013 rebirth.

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    Frequent Shopper Package: Receive a copy of the record and booklet PLUS a limited edition Sou Wester event poster designed and screened by Bijan Berahimi PLUS receive $15 in Beacon Sound store credit (no cash value) for each of the first 6 months of 2014. That's a TOTAL of $90 in store credit plus a record/booklet and poster. *For the store credit, you will receive a card with each month's credit listed on it, to be checked off as it is used. I'll keep a copy of each card in case you lose it. You'll have it in your hands by Jan 1.

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    Receive a copy of the record and booklet PLUS a limited edition Sou Wester event poster designed and screened by Bijan Berahimi PLUS a copy of a very special Grouper release limited to only 33 copies. This is a double-vinyl edition of 'The Man Who Died In His Boat' and 'Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill' on Kranky Records housed in a heavy charcoal card-stock jacket with black artwork created and letterpressed by Liz Harris on the front and the word 'Grouper' and waves hand-painted in shellac on the back. The inside of the jacket is numbered and signed by Liz. (Poster will be shipped separately in a sturdy tube.)

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    Receive a copy of the record and booklet signed by Peter and Gabriel PLUS a limited edition Sou Wester event poster designed and screened by Bijan Berahimi PLUS enjoy an intimate evening of food and drink with Peter Broderick in Andrew's home followed by a special living room live set by Peter. Exact date negotiable/TBA (sometime early in the new year).

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    Receive a copy of the record and booklet signed by Peter and Gabriel PLUS complimentary stay (up to 2 adults) at the Beacon Sound weekender at the Sou Wester on Oct 25-26, 2013 PLUS a limited edition Sou Wester event poster designed and screened by Bijan Berahimi PLUS receive one copy each of FIVE my top 10 albums of 2013 in whatever format you choose (likely to include artists such as James Blake, Cloud Boat, The Knife, Forest Swords, etc). *Must pledge by October 15 to redeem the complimentary Sou Wester weekender. **Does not include non-domestic shipping costs, sorry! Get in touch with any questions.

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    FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORTER: Receive a copy of the record and booklet signed by Peter and Gabriel PLUS complimentary stay (up to 2 adults) at the Beacon Sound weekender at the Sou Wester on Oct 25-26, 2013 PLUS a limited edition Sou Wester event poster designed and screened by Bijan Berahimi PLUS a Beacon Sound limited edition t-shirt PLUS receive every single release by Beacon Sound for the next 5 years (personalized whenever possible, i.e. signed and/or with additional exclusive items). Lastly, your name will be listed in a special "thank you" section on Gabriel and Peter's record. *Must pledge by October 15 to redeem the complimentary Sou Wester weekender. **Does not include non-domestic shipping costs, sorry! Get in touch with any questions.

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