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2014, February: The filmmaker, Adrianne Jorge has posted her documentary about Neptune on Vimeo.  The film is called Making Our Own.  This film has only had a handful of preview screenings previously in Boston, New York and Amsterdam.  People have been asking when it will become available for a while, so we are very excited to report that the answer is now!
MAKING OUR OWN

2014, February:  If you are reading this you know that our site is back up at neptune-band.com.  It remains unclear if we will be able to regain control of our old URL, neptuneband.com

2014: Hosting difficulties have caused this website to lose any edited changes from the last 3 years or so.  We'll try to get things back up to date soon by rebuilding our past-show archive and adding other details that may have gone missing.  Entropy is a force.

2012

New LP/CD, MSG RCVD, out now on Northern Spy Records!  This is the first neptune record to feature some new instrument inventions, including the Feedback Organ, as well as a sequencing gate device that rhythmically controls indeterminate blasts of different radio stations.

2011

New LP/CD, Silent Partner, out now on Northern Spy Records!


Benefit for the Recovery in Japan

Neptune is proud to be a part of this this downloadable benefit compilation, featuring an inexplicably incredible array of artists:

http://fina-music.com/catalog/index.html?id=105344

Benefit for the Recovery in Japan is a compilation album dedicated to the victims and survivors, their families, and the aid workers courageously struggling to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, resulting tsunami, and nuclear emergency that occurred on March 11th, 2011 in Japan. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the recovery and relief effort. The album features the contributions of sixty-four artists from around the world and clocks in at nearly five hours of music.

As the crisis continues to unfold and the full scope of the disaster becomes even more apparent, our sisters and brothers in Japan face many challenges: both the immediate needs—provisions for food, water, shelter, and healthcare—as well as the long term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the impacted communities. The ripple effects of the earthquake and resulting tsunami will be felt for years to come.Benefit for the Recovery in Japan was created with the goal of providing immediate and tangible aid in the relief, recovery, and rebuilding that will take place over the coming days, months, and years.

The people of Japan need your help now, and your purchase of this music is one way to connect with and provide assistance to the people in Japan working to recover from this disaster. 100% of the proceeds from your purchase of this release will go to the Japanese emergency response organization Civic Force—thereby helping support real work happening on the ground by Japanese-based relief workers.

Benefit for the Recovery in Japan is curated by Antiopic's David Daniell and James Elliott, with invaluable assistance from Regina Greene (Front Porch Productions), Greg Davis, and Bettina Richards (Thrill Jockey). Greg Davis mastered the compilation and Sadek Bazaraadesigned the cover art. This release is made possible by the generosity of Thrill Jockey and all of the artists involved.

TRACKLIST:

Part One:

1. Fennesz: "Fearless"
2. Helado Negro: "Cabeza Bella"
3. Stephan Mathieu: "(Excerpt from) The Floating World"
4. School of Seven Bells: "Midnight Sun"
5. Lawrence English: "Hotaru"
6. Noveller: "Darkheart"
7. Zeena Parkins: "The Letter"
8. Tom Carter (of Charalambides): "Mended"
9. Akron/Family: "Deep Kazoo"
10. The Ex: "Cold Weather Is Back"
11. Shinji Masuko (of Boredoms/DMBQ): "Botsuon"
12. Oneohtrix Point Never: "The Inside World"
13. Tokimonsta: "Sound Caves"
14. Joshua Abrams: "Jackdaws"
15. Keith Fullerton Whitman: "Anzac #3"
16. Ben Frost: "Snæugla"
17. David Daniell: "Shiho-hiru-tama"
18. Grouper: "Cassiopeia"
19. Tape: "Mirrors"
20. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: "Moon in a Dewdrop"
21. D. Charles Speer: "Steel Infant"
22. Evan Caminiti (of Barn Owl): "Blue Veil"
23. Blackshaw, Wood, Wood & Tomlinson (James Blackshaw & Hush Arbors): "Are You Alright? (Chump Change)"
24. Nat Baldwin (of Dirty Projectors): "In the Hollows"
25. Chris Forsyth & Shawn Edward Hansen: "Dirty Pool Blues"
26. Zelienople: "Stone Faced About It"
27. Elm (Jon Porras of Barn Owl): "Diamond Dust"
28. Lobisomem: "Kusha"
29. Stabbing Eastwood (Tunde Adebimpe & Ryan Sawyer): "Thundersnow Mountain"
30. Alan Licht & Greg Malcolm: "Natasha Utting Reporting"
31. Scott Tuma: "To: Hasty"
32. Rhys Chatham: "Prayer for the People of Fukushima"

Part Two:

33. Prefuse 73: "The Only Climactic Dissonant Hums"
34. Growing: "Untitled"
35. James Plotkin (of Khanate): "Broken '96"
36. Totem Test: "Pulse Prayer for Japan"
37. Marcus Schmickler (of Pluramon): "2.71828 Up"
38. Tim Hecker: "Hatred of Music (Double Gate Mix)"
39. Sylvain Chauveau: "Colours in Darkness"
40. Bear In Heaven: "The Days We Have"
41. Spires That In The Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang: "Collision Theory"
42. C. Spencer Yeh: "Solo Violin March 13th 2011"
43. Lau Nau: "Oi Kuolema"
44. Oren Ambarchi: "Merely A Portmanteau"
45. Warm Ghost: "Uncut Diamond (Dripping Pollen Mix)"
46. Bradley & Geofrey (Atlas Sound + White Rainbow): "Mr. Stephen's Private Service"
47. Peter's House Music: "Half Step"
48. Leb Laze: "Da Plane Da Plane"
49. Matthewdavid: "Stop Laughing / Be Honest"
50. Sam Prekop: "Lakes River"
51. Simon Scott: "Of You (Before 2082)"
52. Tetuzi Akiyama/Jon Mueller/Jim Schoenecker: "Untitled"
53. Shelley Burgon: "Let It Be New"
54. Giant Sand: "Recovery Mission"
55. William Tyler: "Tears and Saints"
56. Mountains: "Still Life"
57. Ben Vida: "Quadsweep +2 (snkglazz iii)"
58. Maria Chavez: "Natural Disaster #2_2011"
59. Cleared: "Nova"
60. Neptune: "FIG IV"
61. Water Fai: "Tokitomori"
62. Parts & Labor: "Dokonimonai"
63. Jackie-O Motherfucker: "Blood of Life"
64. Greg Davis: "Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani"

January 2011

Neptune will perform with a new four-person instrument as well as create installations for Cyc-Specific, a multi-disciplinary show at the BCA's Cyclorama in February.  More info to come.  

NOW AVAILABLE:

NEPTUNE 18:40/19:19 
(MAGNETISM CRAFTS/WRONG WHOLE)
A scattershot patchwork assemblage of jams, outtakes, practice tapes, live recordings & a crunky dance remix. Limited to 100 vinyl copies with hand-damaged sleeves, 3 inserts & 3 art prints from each band member. 
HOW TO OBTAIN: 
Contact the band: neptune@neptuneband.com or stop in at Armageddon Shop, 12 Eliot Street, Cambridge MA

December 2010

New personnel. 
New instruments.
New songs. 
New records. 
New website (thanks to KJ Parish). 

We are planning to travel in spring 2011 and would like to visit you. 
Please contact Regina Greene at Front Porch Productions to work that out. 
frontporchproductionsrg@gmail.com
frontporchproductions.org