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J.B. Smith – No More Good Time in the World for Me

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Johnnie B. Smith – Prisoner & Composer

Rare field recordings issued for the first time in new 2CD set

In 1965 and 1966, Bruce Jackson visited Ramsey State Farm in Rosharon, Texas, where he recorded the remarkable epic songs of J.B. Smith, a prisoner-composer doing a 45-year bid for murder. Three of the recordings included on this two-disc set appeared on Ever Since I Have Been A Man Full Grown, an LP produced by John Fahey’s
 Takoma Records in 1965. The remaining tracks – traditional work songs and J.B.’s original pieces – are issued here for the first time.

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Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten

Reviews keep coming for John Pirozzi’s documentary film

Tonight, April 29, the AFI Silver Theatre will present a special screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten with director John Pirozzi and a concert with surviving members of the bands Baksey Cham Krong, Drakkar, and song tributes to the charismatic singers Sinn Sisamouth, Pen Ran and Ros Serey Sothea by Sinn Sethakol and Chhom Nimol, from Dengue Fever.

Read Jim Fusilli’s review of the film in The Wall Street Journal.
Read A.O. Scott’s review in The New York Times.
Read Jason Newman’s review in Rolling Stone.

Learn more more about the soundtrack and pre-order a physical copy.
Listen to audio via Bandcamp and iTunes and order a digital copy complete with PDF booklet.



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The Cryptophonic Tour

Interactive installation featuring the works of sound artists

From 2pm-7pm this Saturday, May 2nd, come join us at Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta for the first Cryptophonic Tour produced by ROAMtransmissions. Using Oakland Cemetery’s archives and audio collected on the cemetery grounds as source material, ROAMtransmissions’ artists will present immersive audio landscapes that recount the fascinating backstories of 12 sites at Oakland that were instrumental in shaping Atlanta’s earliest days as a musical city.

Dust-to-Digital will have an installation entitled “Memory Palaces on the Infinite Plain,” which will utilize wax cylinders and shortwave radios. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a unique listening experience.