Thursday

publishing imprint


as previously announced in early 2014 we (myself and my daughter) are expanding into the world of book / zine publishing. 

‘I do not want to publish coffee-table books. I don’t drink coffee for one thing, although I do like tables’

there is a fine line between presenting work with a degree of stillness and space for the viewer / listener and allowing ones hand to rest rather heavily on the work.

our new press imprint will issue small photo-books, zine style. they’re meant to sit subtly into ones hands.


the first publications will feature new and archive material by Jez riley French and Pheobe riley Law




jez riley french  |  dissolves

limited edition ty cd + photo book + download code
(100 copies)




price + postage
the eagerly awaited document of the first series of mineral explorations, capturing the sounds of shale, iron ore, limestone, dolomite and snail shells in flux.

(download code for full album + 48 minute bonus track)

‘again, French turns our ears towards captivating worlds of sound’

‘when he gets it right, which he very often does, French has an uncanny knack of producing work that grabs us firmly by the ear and the mind...stunning images that trigger the imagination as much as the intimate sound worlds presented here’

‘leaving things as they are is often misunderstood as ‘do nothing’. There are few artists in the world, especially working with sound, who get this and JrF is one who does. Not only that but he seems able to present work that forces us to re-evaluate everything we think we know about minimalism’

‘small sound worlds perhaps, but far richer and more varied than our immediate impression tells us’






jez riley french  |  beam | charcoal

limited edition ty cd + photo-book + download code
(100 copies)




price + postage
released for a month as a digital download only this 2014 release soon attracted a fair bit of attention. Now re-released as a limited ty cd accompanied by a book of JrF’s brooding photographs of woods and forests at night.

‘a release of the natural sounds of trees in various states that allows you to re-tune your ears. Worth a purchase for the long bonfire track on its own. Remarkable. The images show another fascinating side to French’s visual work’

‘you might at first assume this release is one amongst many such surveys of these kinds of sounds but look hard and you’ll find very little to compare, either in terms of content or quality’



both are available from May 10th 


| forthcoming: 

Pheobe riley Law  |  desire lines
Pheobe riley Law  |  dial
Jez riley French  |  adagios
Jez riley French  |  iceland
Jez riley French  |  suketchi
Jez riley French  |  audible silence (weaves)

Sunday

pleased to say that some of my c-series contact mics, d-series hydrophones and coil pick ups have been used for the sound design of these recent films (as well as many more):


'The Theory of Everything'


'The Imitation Game'

(read an article on the films sound design here)


'Gravity'


also the sound artist Nicola Giannini recently used some of my hydrophones and contact mics in this installation:



Nicola Giannini - Inner Out - Excerpts from Nicola Giannini on Vimeo.