Cafe OTO Re-opening

this Sunday between 11 – 6pm we’ll be opening for the first time since March as a bar and cafe, and will be running our record shop alongside some special guests – Yama Vegan Sweets serving cakes and treats, and The Pipe Shoppe – Wojciech Rusin’s printed whistles and double reed pipes. Looking forward to seeing you again!Take care,Cafe OTOp.s. We are going to start hiring out Cafe OTO as a rehearsal and recording space to help keep us afloat over the coming months. If anyone is interested please email hamish@cafeoto.co.uk and fielding@cafeoto.co.uk (copying both in) 
TAKUROKU RELEASES:Download these three releases – or any others in our ever-expanding online catalogue – for just £10 by becoming a Digital MemberAs well as being an outlet for some incredible new work, TakuRoku aims to provide a way to help sustain both Cafe OTO and the artists involved through these incredibly challenging times. 50% of the profits from each purchased download will go directly to the artist, and artists will continue to receive the usual split from titles downloaded with membership credits.
DEREK BARON – FOURTEEN LATCHES OF HEAVEN AND EARTHDerek Baron is a New York based artist whose quotidian and diaristic work quietly fizzes with creative energy. With field recordings, text-based works, chamber ensemble works, solo piano works and various other techniques, their deft hand has scribed a compelling set of both stripped-back and collage-based releases on the likes of Penultimate Press, Recital, Regional Bears and their own label ‘Reading Group’. For this new release they’ve treated us to a series of musical vignettes; uncovered fragments of memories and offering us tiny glimpses into their personal world. Tender, haunting and beguiling – these works burrow deep.ZACH ROWDEN – WE WERE TALKING ABOUT MUSICZach Rowden is a singular young voice in the American experimental music scene, dealing with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the upright/electric bass, violin and other instrumentation. Whether embracing microtonal fiddle music in his duo Tongue Depressor, contributing as a member and soloist in Iancu Dumitrescu and the late Ana-Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble, collaborating with Tyshawn Sorey, Leila Bordreuil, Michael Foster and many others, Zach lends a distinct focus and sense of adventure to everything he touches.
THIS WEEKEND:
This Sunday the 6th September between 11 – 6pm we’ll be opening for the first time since March as a bar and cafe, and will be running our record shop alongside some special guests – Yama Vegan Sweets serving cakes and treats, and The Pipe Shoppe – Wojciech Rusin’s printed whistles and double reed pipes.In order to keep things safe we will be admitting 4 people at a time inside and ask that you enjoy your drinks and snacks outside where we will be setting up tables and chairs and a speaker.  Please bring a face covering for browsing – we will be providing hand santiser – and note that we will be accepting card payments only.We’ve been in touch with some of our favourite labels and book publishers to ensure there is some special swag to bag, including very limited edition cassettes from Old Heaven Books, CDs from Modern Sky, and new titles from Open Mouth, Alter, Aguirre, Trost, Laura Lies In, Black Truffle, Bison and more. If the international postal service does us well we might have the new Conatala and Herb Rustiek releases too…Lockdown meant we also had a good tidy and discovered some backcatalogue posters we thought we’d long sold out of. Get down and grab them early.
BLOD – LIVETS ORD (2LP)JEAN-MARIE MERCIMEK – LA FLOURENN EN MARS (LP)LOL COXHILL & MORGAN FISHER – SLOW MUSIC (LP)
DON BROWN & DAN REYNOLDS – D=D (book)THE DEATH ARCHIVES: MAYHEM 1984-94 (book)DHANVEER SINGH BRAR: BEEFY’S TUNE (DEAN BLUNT EDIT) (book)
PETER BRÖTZMANN, FRED VAN HOVE & HAN BENNINK – TSCHÜS (LP)LAO DAN – CHINESE MEDICINE (tape)EVAN PARKER – LINES BURNT IN LIGHT (CD)

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