besom presse is a los angeles–based publisher concerned with *perceptually activated* and rigorous works on paper and sound media.

BP01 werner durand with amelia cuni and victor meertens: processions

Besom Presse is pleased to announce the July 2019 release of Processions, a double LP by composer, performer, and instrument-maker Werner Durand, with Amelia Cuni and Victor Meertens. Recorded and mixed in his home studio in Berlin from 2012-16, Durand offers four just-intoned drone works distilling global influence into compositions of singular beauty. Performed on an unlikely array of instruments including various self-made wind and reed instruments, sarod, mirliton, bi (a Vietnamese free reed instrument), trumpet, and hammered electric guitar, the result is narcotic.

Mastered and cut by George Horn, pressed by RTI.

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BP02 david watson and tony buck: ask the axes

Besom Presse announces Ask the Axes, the first collaborative release by the duo of experimental bagpiper David Watson and famed percussionist of The Necks, Tony Buck. Watson and Buck’s premiere recording documents two twenty-plus minute tracks featuring the hallucinatory sound palette of the Highland bagpipes, drums and percussion.

Mastered and cut by George Horn, pressed by RTI.

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