by Patrick Hargon

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    Enjoy the molecular shifts of Thenland on your favorite deck! Best enjoyed with Dolby B. J-cards printed on luxurious antique gray linen in black ink. Design by Tiny Little Hammers: Edition of 50.

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    Pick up the latest quartet of Tymbal releases on cassette for a special low price, just $20 plus shipping! Orders will ship around the release date of the 2 upcoming cassettes (July 14, 2017). Tapes will include download codes.

    The four tapes are:
    Patrick Hargon - Thenland
    Meinschaft - To the Victim Belong the Spoils
    Yves Malone - Boneblack
    Boron/Argon - Mirages

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An incredibly diverse musician, Patrick Hargon has a unique gift for embracing melody and melancholy even at his most experimental moments, a sort of Americana-in-abstraction. The pieces gathered here introduce the purity of beautiful fretted string work to surrealist mirrors of granular manipulation, revealing fresh sounds within familiar sources. Horizontal rays of performance intersect with the confident verticality of composition, unveiling a new kind of fractal soundscape we hope you’ll enjoy visiting. Welcome to Thenland.

Patrick Hargon has played with many bands, including several improv and sound texture ensembles in the early 90's featuring proto-Elephant-6 musicians. He toured extensively with The Sunshine Fix, an E6 band, performing sound collages and live manipulations of instruments from speakers set up in the back corners of venues. In Athens, GA, he made several raw & energetic folk rock records with Don Chambers + Goat and toured internationally playing lead guitar for singing storyteller Jim White. He currently lives in Kearney, NE playing telecaster in country bands and recording diverse music projects for himself and friends in his basement studio.

Above all, deepest gratitude goes to Nora Ryan Hargon for keeping me amazed at the way the world gets reconfigured through your joy with language. Bottomless thanks to Erin Hargon for taking care of and bringing joy to anyone who is lucky enough to be close to you. Many thanks to Jaime Wood for helping open long-sealed creative windows.


released July 14, 2017

Recorded April-May 2017. Guitars, some keys, and two essential pieces of groundbreaking technology: the 856 for Zellersasn (Montreal Assembly) and the Infinite Jets (Hologram Electronics). The first takes short musical phrases and allows bottomless exploration of that sound’s interior universe. The permutations and recreations of the original sound are infinite. The second “remembers” a sound and replays reconfigured particles of that memory. This is the sound sounds make, double-helices sprawling and unfurling—the music inside.



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