I'm playing a brief set for the Disquiet Junto show in Denver on August 19th. It's got one hell of a lineup, and I'm even building a special soundmaker for the event. Details here.
I'll have info soon on a handful of releases due out late-summer and through the fall, including some collaborations, which I'm very excited about.
27 June 2012
I have some copies of Strung Figments and Comet Lodge for sale. $5 (ppd in the US of A). Get in touch (cyantis at gmail.com) if you'd like any.
In keeping with the so-called Year of Yantis, there should be some more shows and releases in the coming months. Stay tuned...
29 May 2012
My limited cassette of guitar music is available now from Avant Archive. The whole thing is streaming here.
Oh, and my track, "Rand," was recently featured on a Love + Radio podcast.
30 March 2012
A sample is up from my forthcoming cassette on Avant Archive, due out in the next month or two.
19 March 2012
Coming in April: I'll be playing the Denver Noise Fest at the end of the month, and the fantastic Milwaukee-based label Avant Archive will be releasing my tape of guitar-pieces, called Strung Figments. Check back soon for details on both of these exciting developments.
Thanks, too, to A Closer Listen and Anti-Gravity Bunny for the lovely (and, in the case of AGB, hilarious) reviews of my cassette Box Elder, Cold Scholar.
And I know I've been remiss in making my monthly mixes, but there's a new one up and awaiting your ears over here.
21 February 2012
Thanks to John Boursnell at Fluid Radio for this really thoughtful review.
3 February 2012
I'm playing a show in Boulder, CO on 2/18 with the stellar Radere and Offthesky. Details here.
26 January 2012
A couple of videos have surfaced! The first is a new video from the stellar Moduli TV, which features my piece "Paradox, CO," the last track on my cassette, Comet Lodge (Hobo Cult Records):
C. YANTIS - Paradox, CO from Moduli TV on Vimeo.
And here's a clip from my set in Seattle at Gallery 1412 (h/t to Seth Chrisman for the footage!):
yantis_1412 from Seth Chrisman on Vimeo.
I also want to share another excerpt from my Gallery 1412 set. Below is a collaboration with my friend, Paul Hoskin:
The entire show was recorded and can be streamed / downloaded here.
16 January 2012
Two new tapes available now: Comet Lodge and Box Elder, Cold Scholar!
11 January 2012
Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 is already shaping up to be a great year in sound.
Firstly, a reminder about the show in Seattle this coming Saturday (1/14). Show info here. This event will be the release of my cassette Box Elder, Cold Scholar, a handmade / hand-dubbed project from Holyoak! Resounding. In the coming weeks, these should be up for sale and download. Details forthcoming.
I'm also thrilled to announce that my split cassette with Coventry Music on Hobo Cult Records is due out in the coming weeks. Please, have a look / listen at the specifics here.
I also wanted to thank David Perron for naming my LP Kerning Best Debut over at Foxy Digitalis. Some copies of the LP are still available (and on sale!) at Experimedia and Stashed Goods. And do make sure to tune into Free Form Freakout, hosted by David, which is the best radio show I know of these days.
12 December 2011
I'll be playing a show in Seattle at Gallery 1412 on Saturday, January 14th. It should make for a wonderful night, as I'll be joined by a number of esteemed Seattle soundmakers. Details for show can be found here. The Gallery 1412 gig will also mark the release of my cassette, Box Elder, Cold Scholar, which is the inaugural release from my pal Seth Chrisman's new label, Holyoak! Resounding. You can stream the entire album here. The tape itself will be a handmade edition of 43, including some photography by Seth and some painting by yours truly.
21 November 2011
My November mix is awaiting your ears. Do please have a listen and enjoy!
20 October 2011
First things first: do please check out my October mix, which is bursting at the seams with great sound, including works by Sean McCann, Tyshawn Sorey, and Concern.
In addition to my mix, I've finally got a decent update, as I recognize things have been quiet around here for some time. The two pending cassette releases from MABA Tapes and Hobo Cult are still in the works, but I'm hoping we'll see them out before the end of the year. Coming in early-2012, I've got two more cassettes on the way: a solo guitar project due out on the wonderful Avant Archive label, and a more droning / ambient / experimental, etc. tape coming out on my pal Seth's new label, Holyoak! Resounding. I'm also wrapping up two fantastic collaborations with Nathan McLaughlin and Widesky, both of which should surface in 2012.
26 September 2011
My September mix is chock full of great sounds, from Panabrite to Hobo Cubes to Loren Connors to Glenn Gould. Have a listen!
7 August 2011
Have a listen to my monthly mix for August, which is extra-epic, seeing as I missed June and July.
3 August 2011
A 10' track of mine was recently featured on Vol. 3 of the Hobo Cult Records Box Set. Have a listen:
17 May 2011
Have a listen to my May Mix, featuring a number of my compatriots in sound, as well as the likes of Loren Connors, Tindersticks, some tape music from Iran, and more.
26 April 2011
New sound coming down the pike! MABA Tapes is going to release my project Hunger as Flat Orange Became Sienna on cassette later this year. My most focused and minimal drones to date, I set the guitar aside (mostly) on this one in order to meditate upon keys, buttons, and other non-strings. The release date is still TBD, but, in the meantime, you can listen through the whole thing here.
25 April 2011
I've started a Bandcamp page to allow digital downloads of my projects. Now available: Kerning.
18 April 2011
Have a listen to the Free Form Freakout webcast from Minnesota State University Mankato's radio station. It features a track of mine and says quite nice things about my LP, Kerning. The whole webcast is full of great sound, including some Unwound, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, and new stuff from the wonderful NNA Tapes.
Speaking of Kerning, it's now available from Tomentosa!
11 April 2011
I've been rather remiss with my mixes as of late, but there's a new one awaiting your ears, full of late winter / early spring meditations from Rafael Toral, Thuja, Rolf Julius, and others. Have a listen!
17 March 2011
Kerning is now available here in North America from Experimedia!
11 March 2011
Norman Records and Boomkat, both in the UK, now have copies of Kerning. Thanks, very much, to Norman Records for the flattering recommendation:
Got a few bits in from Blackest Rainbow this week, which is always a treat and, though we've not got time to review them all (bit short staffed this week lads), we've plucked a few bits out for consideration, of which this 'Kerning' LP was one. Formally know as Outrage Is A Hat, C. Yantis is a dab hand on the old rock guitar. He twists all sorts of meditative magic from his axe, most likely carved of liquid gold (maybe). Yantis is gracious in his interpretation of experimental minimalism and ambient forms and yet I suspect his roots are mostly likely to be found in classic composition and American Folk/Blues music. 'Kerning' shows no sign of being overbearing or awkward on the ear yet it has all the hallmarks of great experimental music and is executed with style. There's lots to get involved with here as it's both abstract and melodically inviting in a remarkably consistent fashion. Yantis uses his guitar as a centre piece for all sorts of abstract elements to come into play, taking piano, looped effects, strings, banjo, chimes, percussion, bells (and more) he litters his compositions with shades of colour, forever tinkering with his creations. At times he shows great restraint which is working well for me at this rather late point in the evening. David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke come to mind which is a good thing innit. Got to Buy It, Got to Buy It!
8 March 2011
Kerning is out now in the UK. Presently, you can order a copy from Stashed Goods, Fluid Radio's brand new online shop. I'll post updates with links when copies surface elsewhere.
11 February 2011
I'm thrilled that Kerning is now available for pre-order over at Blackest Rainbow. It should be out by the end of the month or early March. Here's what Blackest Rainbow has to say about it:
Debut LP from this American artist formally known as Outrage Is A Hat. Yantis fuses guitar mediations with a multitude of instruments and noises creating a truly individual sound of the outer limits of American primitive sound... Yantis blurs modern noise experimentation with almost classical musicianship at times. The heavy and minimal are laid to together to create one of the most interesting sounds i've heard from a new artist, definitely worth keeping your ear to the ground for more material from Yantis over the course of 2011... Mastered by Pete Swanson. Issued in an edition of only 100 copies with paste on covers and insert, stamped labels and pressed on heavyweight black virgin vinyl.
I'll post more info and links once it's available at some U.S. distros.
13 January 2010
I've listed out and written a bit about some of my favorite sounds from this past year here, and you can have a listen to a handful of these sounds in my year-end mix (#2) over here.
Oh, and speaking of mixes, my January mix (#3) is ready for your ears.
10 January 2010
Happy New Year, everyone! A couple of quick release updates: it's looking like a mid-February release for the Kerning LP on Blackest Rainbow, though that's not completely set in stone--I'll post updates as I know more of the specifics. As for the Comet Lodge cassette, it's set for a Spring release on Hobo Cult. Speaking of, I was stoked to see that Brad Rose picked Hobo Cult as the 2010 label of the year--an honor well earned by Frank et al.
What else? I'm pretty well settled into the new digs in Denver and the Academy of Noise (version 3.0) is now up and running. So, I'm getting back to work. I've embarked on a new project that's at once extra droney but also incorporates percussion, which is a new adventure of sorts. I'll also be heading to Portland next month to do some more work on the Cascades project. So, keep your ears tuned here and over at SoundCloud, as 2011 is looking to be loud and busy. Cheers!
9 December 2010
Just now realized that Brad Rose (The North Sea; Altar Eagle) gave my field recordings from India a shout out back in October, in the Secret Stash at Foxy Digitalis. Check it out, and then hang around the site for a bit, as it's one of my most favorite online music spots.
7 December 2010
I have another piece in the latest issue of Mile 161, Georgetown's monthly literary zine. Grab a print copy for free at the one of the bars or coffee shops along Airport Way South, or click here to read my piece.
2 December 2010
Mix #2 is eagerly awaiting your ears. It's a sonic onslaught featuring some of my very favorite sounds from this past year. Listen!
22 November 2010
This past Saturday, I had the esteemed pleasure of collaborating with the great horn player, Paul Hoskin. Below is an excerpt from the session:
5 November 2010
The first of my monthly mixes is up and ready for some streaming. It's got some Jandek, some Lungfish, some Zs, some Pillowdiver. Check it!
4 November 2010
Its been a bit quiet here and on SoundCloud lately, I know. Itll probably be that way for another couple of months, as Im readying for a move to Denvera change that should definitely enable and provide inspiration for a whole slew of new sound and art, once I get settled in. Speaking of, Im currently working with my pal Collin Parson on concocting a drone sound installation for his upcoming art exhibit. Im also hashing out a set-long live piece, so as to play out more, once Im back rocking it in Mountain Standard Time. So, not to dwell too much on the future, but, while its quiet now, 2011 is already shaping up to be a busy year, full of shows and releases. Cheers!
7 October 2010
Im wrapping-up Comet Lodge and have been talking with Frank Oullette, who runs Hobo Cult Records. It looks like Hobo Cult is going to release Comet Lodge on cassette in the Spring. Check out this great interview with Frank about Hobo Cult over at the always excellent Foxy Digitalis. Also, the Kerning LP release on Blackest Rainbow is looking more like early next year. Details to come on both of these releases, but suffice it to say Im stoked for 2011, as its already shaping to be a busy year!
Now, a bit of housekeeping: Ive been pondering this for a while, but Ive decided to phase out Outrage is a Hat as the moniker for my solo sound projects in favor of c. yantis. Hence the reorg of this site. Work that was formerly on the Outrage is a Hat page is now on the Sound page, which will also be home to all of my upcoming solo sound projects. Accordingly, youll see slight shifts around the web (notably SoundCloud). As to the reasons why, mostly I'm just doing this in the name of simplification and consolidation.
22 September 2010
Some Outrage is a Hat news. The small run LP pressing for Kerning, forthcoming from Blackest Rainbow, is still in the works. I'll post an update here as soon as I have some more details on the progress.
In the mean time, I should mention that, since wrapping-up Kerning, I've been busy with the next solo project, which I'm currently calling Comet Lodge (for details on the titular reference, click here). It's shaping up to be a 25 minute (or so) project that I'm hoping will eventually find a home on cassette. Have a listen to one of the tracks from the project:
31 August 2010
The clouds have rolled in and an inch of rain has spat all over Seattle today, thus, I think it might almost be Fall. A fitting time, then, to unveil a new project: Maw. It's a guitar duo venture with my pal Dan, who just moved up from Portland. Check it.
Also, I've got a piece in September's Mile 161, Georgetown's neighborhood literary zine. Mile 161 has no wesbite, the print runs are small, and the only way to track down a copy is to hit up the bars along Airport Way. Thus, I've taken the liberty of posting my piece here, for those of you not in South Seattle. The print copies should appear sometime this weekend.
13 August 2010
Tiffany, my partner, and I have a project called The AdamsOnís Treaty. At the core, it's intended to pair sound (usually mine) with photography (usually hers). Presently, it's only in blog form, though we're working on doing some recording and, hopefully, getting around to performing at some point. As our content grows, I'll likely add a page here, but, for now, check out the blog.
10 August 2010
Hey, all. This site is a bit of a new adventure, thus, it'll likely be somewhat of a work-in-progress for a while. The ultimate goal is to wield this webspace in such a way that my many projects (sound and otherwise) can live here as one big, happy (albeit often strange and dysfunctional) family. As always, feel free to contact me.