Included in this issue:
- A letter from Jeff
- A quiz with FREE CD giveawayâ€¦
- New Vlatkovich releases on pfMENTUM
- New Hipster Modular (Trevor Henthorn) release on Angry Vegan
- Upcoming events
This is a very exciting time for pfMENTUM and Angry Vegan!
As many of you know, I left Ventura in 2007 to pursue a Ph.D. at UC San Diego. I found it incredibly overwhelming to run the labels and fulfill the requirements of my studies, so I have been very fortunate to have wonderful partners step up to help! In particular, Ted Killian (who has always been there) has formalized his role as art director in our organization, Louis Lopez is now my co-director and has been invaluable in managing operations for several years now, and our newest addition: Max Gualtieri as artist liaison, pfMENTUM evangelist and all-round co-conspirator. I am so grateful for them as friends and co-workers. Now that I have completed the degree, it is so exciting to be a part of such a team and see pfMENTUM and Angry Vegan evolve to be an even more collaborative and community-centered organization, allowing us to broaden our offerings. In the next few months be sure to look out for new and amazing digital recordings, CDs, vinyl, DVD, and more from fantastic artistsâ€¦you will be pleasantly surprised.
Just a note: As you know, our emails are very infrequent, we only send them out to celebrate new releases and other major events. To keep posted more regularly, please be sure to â€œLikeâ€ us on Facebook and follow us on our new Twitter and Instagram accounts. We have very exciting changes coming up: including a new website, blog, pfMENTUM/Angry Vegan artists event list and so much more. Please share this email with friends who might be interested.
Now onto the news!
We have THREE new recordings by Michael Vlatkovich (Elasticity, ask 7, Mortality) that vary from â€œMessiaen meets Big Bandâ€ to intimate thematic improvisations with poetry. It is not possible for me to speak highly enough of Vlatkovichâ€™s work. The consistent high quality of his prodigious output is nothing short of remarkable. Click on the images to go to pfMENTUM.