TUOC-020 // BE THE BEST FOLKS SINGER YOU CAN BE - SUNSHINE JONES

Ltd Edition Vinyl EP

 

Four songs, each dedicated to a unique folk singer (Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro), and while each of these artists has a remarkable story, this is an ep of 110 bpm live, improvised electronic music. Recorded 100% live, directly to a ReVox PR99 using ATR Magnetics Master Tape.

 

The equipment used:
Two TB-303's, SH-101, Juno-60, Jupiter-6, Modular Synthesizer (Intellijel, System 80, Jroo, xodes, Doepfer and more), TR-606, TR-909, TR-808, TR-707, PC-2, HC-1, S-550 sampler and a Squarp Pyramid.
Some effects: (3 different delays and a reverb) and a variety of mixers.
While two of the songs aren’t using midi at all, one uses some midi for control of filter, and one has its structure available on the Pyramid in order to free up both hands for playing the keyboard for more than a moment.

 

There is an interview available between Sunshine Jones and John Topley of TIERGARTEN about what this record is about, why it's only 110 bpm, who cares about it being performed live, and what the heck it's got to do with Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez?

You can find this interview right here
I suppose it's kind of "long" but it's good, and worth our time. We assume if you're reading this, then you're likely one of our people and you dig reading, and so enjoy!

 

This is not a folk ep. There are no samples of anyone else involved, no re edits.
This is a theme: Be the best folk singer you can be. Be here, be now, and be your wonderful and amazing self and let’s hear your voice.

 

You don’t have to be a late 70’s early 80’s enthusiast like we are (for instruments & inspiration) the best instrument in the whole wide world is the one that’s right in front of you.
Let’s hear your heart, your mind, your soul, your song!

 

This is being prepared for mastering. The product will be a limited run of 12" vinyl, hand stamped, numbered and signed. Pre Orders will open once mastering is coordinated.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES //
Principal recording is complete, and the tape will soon be sent for mastering and cutting to vinyl. Once approved, pre orders will be opened.

Consider that there is a substantial time delay between approving a mastering laquer, and the final recording being in our hands. Each one of these will need to be shipped to San Francisco to be hand stamped, numbered and signed. So expect this to be something like the end of the summer. Not "now"

Digital release will follow the complete sale of the physical vinyl.

 

PRE-PRODUCTION

100 Ltd. Edition 12" vinyl records to be produced

Preview

 

BE THE BEST FOLK SINGER YOU CAN BE

SIDE A

1. BE THE BEST FOLK SINGER YOU CAN BE
(Joan Baez)



2. THE AUSPICIOUS NATURE OF DREAMS
(Joni Mitchell)



SIDE B

1. JACK THE CLOUDS AND KISS MY SWEET FACE
(Carole King)



2. SEQUENCING THE SEQUENCER
(Laura Nyro)



 

 

 

 

 

TUOC-021Z/021Zm //
MICRO-MANUALS

A 10-pack of hand made manuals (written, printed, illustrated, folded, cut, stapled, numbered and signed by Sunshine Jones) answering the most frequently asked questions of us every day.

This release has been a bit of an adventure. Considering the time it takes every day to answer questions for people as keen about analog electronics as we are, it seemed like a fantastic idea to publish a collection of little, to the point manuals which cover this daily traveled ground.

 

VOLUME ONE MICRO-MANUAL ISSUES:
Issue 1: How to program a TB-303
Issue 2: Sync settings for the TR-707 and 727
Issue 3: How to clock an analog arpeggiator
Issue 4: Sync settings for the TR-909
Issue 5: How to use the TR-909 External Instrument
Issue 6: How to convert MIDI clock to Din Sync
Issue 7: How to convert MIDI to CV/Gate
Issue 8: How to calibrate an analog oscillator
Issue 9: TR-808 A/B Intro/Fill-In functions
Issue 10: The mystery of Tape Sync

 

SOLD OUT

We are currently SOLD OUT
Both the larger, signed and numbered packs of Micro-Manuals (TUOC-021Z) and their tiny mini micro-manual counterparts (TUOC-021Zm) are completely sold out.

For now, this is all that will be made.

However we are looking for a local (or at least domestic) printing process where these packs might be able to be assembled for a lower cost, because these sold out virtually instantly. This tells us that these should probably be available without limitations, and maybe even on the counter of every synth shop, everywhere.
We'll update you if and when things change.

HOW TO ORDER?
Orders are closed.
Thank you to everyone who was on top of this and ordered so swiftly!

 

 

 

TUOC-018m // Jupiter-4 Owner's Manual

Roland Jupiter-4 Owner's Manual Replicant

This is a limited edition, single run of the original Roland Jupiter-4 synthesizer owner's manual.

What's different?
While nothing has been revised, and all illustrations have been retained, without any indication of this printing's source or date, the original manual was printed with a sepia tone, and TUOC-018m is printed in greyscale tone using soy based inks on recycled 50lb paper.
How to order?
Due to the nature of this limited run, the best way to request one is to either send an email (see the bottom of this page) or to message us on instagram, or face-page. We will be happy to get you one provided there is one remaining. There will only be 25 produced, and no additional runs will be offered.

 

SOLD OUT

30 Ltd. Edition prints being produced // SOLD OUT

 

PRODUCTION NOTES //
This is a professionally printed, retrouched edition of the original 1978 owner's manual
Currenty these are being printed and will be delivered to us in San Francisco, and then re shipped to those who have ordered one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUOC-016T // SYNTHI-T

EMS SYNTHI AKS TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION T-SHIRT

This is a limited edition, hand made run of a technical illustration made of the mighty EMS SYNTHI AKS synthesizer.

 

Released in 1971 the SYNTHI A and AKS are essentially the same instrument at the VCS3 but rather than being enclosed with wood and keys added, the AKS was housed in a briefcase style enclosure. The AKS had a sequencer and touch plate keys embedded in the bottom cover. The instrument "patched" it's elements by way of a marvelous pin matrix - a board with pins (like battleship) which allowed for the connection and distribution of voltage through it, between it, and among it. Uniquely analog sounds, and capable of just about anything. One of the finest, most unique instruments produced to date.

 

We love all things EMS, and the SYNTHI so much that we thought it was time to commemorate it and celebrate it's gorgeous complexity.

 

This illustration was drawn by Sunshine Jones in an project to reproduce the original EMS 'SYNTHI EDUCATIONAL HANDBOOK' into a nicely printed, well type set book for people interested in such things - the handbook is a primer on synthesizers, and a terrific education for all (not just owners of the SYNTHI A or AKS) but the interest in such a book was poor, and it made the production costs much too high to take seriously. So in lieu of a cool book, we thought we might repurpose the drawing and let everyone who'd like to wear one of these gorgeous instruments around so we can find one another.

 

 

SOLD OUT

100 Hand made, ltd. Edition prints have been sold //

 

 

PRODUCTION NOTES //
This is a pre-order, and made to order project. Orders will be open for two weeks, and when either the time is up, or all that we plan to make have been spoken for, orders will be closed, the blank shirts will be ordered, printed by hand in Hunters Point, San Francisco by the best people in the world, and then hand packed by us, and shipped to you. So the expected turnaround for this order is about 4 weeks (maybe 5, depending).
You will receive tracking information once your package is shipped.

 

 

 

ABOUT ALL THAT YELLOW LAST NIGHT
My heart is completely full.
To cover a lot of ground swiftly here (even though I have so many words) the people at The Foundry SF are amazing.
Such a beautiful space. So open and easy and lovely. Just superb.
Elise from Her Urban Herbs blew my heart wide open with her gorgeous flowers, and superb detail. Perfection.
My son and his partner, and my oldest and dearest friend Rachel Lewis arrived with her daughter and they organized shifts at the door checking tickets, handing out shirts, and keeping track of things. Torie Richardson and Tyler Jurich got us started with depth and weight.
Rachel Torro elevated everything with such energy. I love her style. I also really admire their friends (wearing yellow) and really showing up. That's where it's at!
Jenö focused the room (as he does) and had us bring the lights down low (and rightly so). I played a 100% live set (Sunshine). It was a trip to see my mother, my son, my sisters, stepfather, family and friends getting down.
Markie delivered a brilliant, mind bending last word for the night. I was delighted to let him keep my headphones afterward. We (the world) need(s) a lot more Markie.

Doc Martin and Sylvia made the scene, Mark Chai , Ahmad Abdo , Colten Noakes, Mic May, Danica Harbaugh Reynaud, Robert G Brown , Gary Gill, Austin Ward , Mario Wright , Erich Bowman , Tre Thompson , RayRay Riggin, Rick Bond, Peter Montgomery (and I heard tale of one Mrs. Sarah Archbold Hollingshead actually being there, but I didn't see her, we didn't hug, so as far as I'm concerned she wasn't there), Tanya, June Rose, Felly, Leah, Erin Roo, Angelica Kuhl, Benjamin K, Benjamin B. Orphan Eksouzian, Ron and his gorgeous family, and so many many more just blew my mind.
I handed out flowers, threw flower confetti, hosted, made sure Markie had headphones and a 3rd deck, got the lights off Jenö, forgot to eat dinner, and had a marvelous experience.
I’ve never thrown a birthday party before. Not for me.
I don’t like my birthday. But it came over me last night, and has stayed with me this morning that this wasn’t for me. It was for you.
So many people had experiences last night which revived, restored, confirmed, healed and opened them up that I find myself so truly grateful today.
Maybe I’ve always disliked my birthday because I have never looked at it this way.

TUOC-015 // YELLOW PARTY

In the spirit of TUOC-000 the Sunshine Jones 2016 Live Ground Tour, the planned 3 month tour that took more than 2 years to play all of the dates, from which the film HOME was produced, everything we do at the urgency of change is a release on the label.

 

Devoted as we are to the living in the real world, producing physical objects, the yellow party was an effort to invite the people we know and love, and who love us together to hear two of the DJ's responsible for our ever getting involved in electronic music, and three of the people who have arrived in the last few years and inspired us, and were right on time.

 

This was a wonderful experiment in themed gathering based on the color yellow, a street promotion only technique where in only unique, out of place, smart, adventurous, weird, off, and interesting people were approached cold, asked "Do you like to dance?" and if they said "Yes" then they were asked "Do you like electronic music?" and if they said "Yes" then they were handed one of these small fliers. While the prospect was struggling to read the little flier, a pinch of dried flower petal confetti was tossed over their heads.

 

It was truly lovely to see, marvelous to hear, and beautiful to experience.

 

Therein lies a deeply loving lesson for me, and maybe for all of us:

Welcome my fire, revive my passion, energy, joy and love.
Leave your fear, selfishness, pain and grief in the flames.


Let them burn.


 

 

 

 

 

 

TUOC-014T //// SHIRT

ROLAND SH-101 TECHNICAL DRAWING T-SHIRT シンセサイザー

Limited Edition, hand made, cotton T-shirt. Made as a celebration of the Roland SH-101.
If you've seen Sunshine's LOVE LETTER TO THE SH-101 then you know how much we love this synthesizer, and it's only right that we close the year with a tribute design which, we hope, will clear the past, and herald in a new year filled with love and inspiration for everyone.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES //
This is a pre-order, and made to order project. Orders will be open for two weeks, and when either the time is up, or all that we plan to make have been spoken for, orders will be closed, the blank shirts will be ordered, printed by hand in Hunters Point, San Francisco by the best people in the world, and then hand packed by us, and shipped to you. So the expected turnaround for this order is about 6 weeks (maybe 7, depending).
You will receive tracking information once your package is shipped.

 

Offered as follows:
COLORS
These shirts come in 4 coulors.
Black, Grey, Red and Blue

 

SIZES
You can score one in and size between XS and 5XL
Sizes above XL at $5 more. 4XL and 5XL are $10 more.

 

3-PACK
Just for love, and the joy of the SH-101 we are offering a special 3-pack of Blue, Grey and Red (all the same size) for $125 (including domestic shipping) which come with a hand made band around them, as a certificate of authenticity which will be numbered 1-25 and signed.

 

SHIPPING NOTES
The press in HP is busy (busy) right now. But we are going to do everything we can to get these printed, dried, packed and shipped by the end of the year.

 

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION - 101 Individual Shirts / 25 3-Packs //// ラブレター

 

LTD EDITION 3-PACK - SOLD OUT

TUOC-014T3 - $125

$15 extra for XXL-3XL
$30 extra for 4XL-5XL
Shipping and packaging included for domestic US purchases.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL SHIRTS - SOLD OUT

TUOC-014T - $42

$5 extra for XXL-3XL
$10 extra for 4XL-5XL
Shipping and packaging included for domestic US purchases.

 

PROJECT STATUS

This pre order is closed. All of the offered shirts have been spoken for.
The current status of the progress is "blank shirts ordered".
As soon as they arrive we will make time on the press in HP, and get to work.

 

Thank you for another 100% sold out, hand made, locally produced, physical adventure in the things we love with all our hearts!


 

 

TUOCD-001 // LIVE DOCUMENT

SUNSHINE JONES 100% LIVE AT LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE 2022

This is a digital release. Our debut of the sub label TUOCD and it's a document of Sunshine Jones' 100% live performance as the closing set for Saturday night at this year's Lightning In a Bottle festival.

 

This event was just so fantastic, so good, and the people so beautiful that it had to be packaged up and made public.

 

What began as a healthy dance floor at the Junkyard Stage was soon completely surrounded by an overwhelming number of people and performed completely in the round.

 

By the end it was all cheering, and declarations of love and joy.
A truly transformative experience.

BANDCAMP DIGITAL RELEASE

WAV FILE FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD
Follow this link to listen and stream this 1 hour and 39 minute release

 

Sunshine says:

" This experience was so heavy, and so real that this archive really had to be released. I never (ever) release live recordings (until now) and this is a statement of my great effort to accept the world as it is, where it is, and stop yelling at people with their phones in my face, and feeling ugly, stupid, and unlovable when watching or listening back to recordings and clips of me. I am beautiful. I am amazing. The stars move through me when I perform live.

 

It is a betrayal of my deep feelings of gratitude and love for the ability to do this at all, let alone continue to be given the opportunity to travel the world and play completely live for the people I love the most. So I am trying (really sincerely) to get over myself, and just love love love, and let the f@ck go...

 

This is for you.

 

Would not have been possible if it weren't for Patricio Motta, ChinoSound, Shamiran Sateri, Lightning in a Bottle, and every single last one of the amazing, radiant, unbelievable dancers surrounding me while this all happened.

LOVE "


 

 


TUOC013LP //// VINYL LP

COHORT VARIOUS ARTISTS

HOMEWORK FROM THE SUNSHINE JONES PLAY LIVE! SEMINAR/ARTIST RESIDENCE AT CLUB MONARCH, JANUARY 2020, SAN FRANCISCO

 

TRACKLISTING:

COHORT SIDE A

1. REGISTRATION - Benjamin Vallery



2. PSYCHEDELIC DIDGERIDOO - DJ Halston



3. JAI SRI KRISHNA - Bijan Marashi



4. EMERGENCE - Prof. Wayne & Fetz A/V



5. ALIVE - Aquamoon



6. AT LONG LAST - Apollo Lee



7. NANO GRUV - The Rev



8. SUMMERTIME GOODNESS - Christina T



 

 

 


COHORT SIDE B

1. NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH LOVE - Sunshine Jones



2. WERQ IT OUT - Swank n Danae



3. GROOVE TRAIN - Jesse James



4. LATITUDE - Mark Chai



5. THIS KITCHEN IS FOR DANCING - Cole Odin



6. TEK SKETCH - Drümuünkey



7. DOING IT LIVE - Brent Northey & Justin Foster



8. ALWAYS MORE - Buckner



 

TUOC-013LP

LIMITED EDITION - 300 LP RECORDS
Currently there are 8 remaining.
This is not an automatic counter, your purchase today won't increment or decrement anything. We actually do it by hand once a day, but if this is still here, then the title is still available. Don't worry.

 

 

PRICE + SHIPPING
TUOC-013LP $24 USD
Shipping and packaging included for domestic US purchases

FOR ELESEWHERE
Canada - $29
EU/UK/OCEANIA/REST OF THE WORLD - $42

ORDER

PLEASE SELECT SHIPPING

 

 

IMPORTANT: READ THIS IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE
Because paypal is not good at all on mobile and lots of people have so many problems, if you want to avoid the hassle of mobile/desktop code awfulness you can always just send your payment to sales@theurgencyofchange.com directly and then be sure to include your order information and shipping details, email, etc in the notes. This is especially important so that we can actually send it to you.

 

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? //

So last year, I was offered a residency at one of my favorite clubs in SF - Monarch - and they thought maybe I'd play every week, and maybe teach a class or something, but I decided to turn the use of this club into a protracted/expanded version of my PLAY LIVE! Seminar.

 

I've taught these before, in fact wherever I go I make myself available to show up in the local synth shop, or record store, or wherever they'll have me (sometimes even in the club after soundcheck, but before doors), set up my spaceship and talk with everyone about the equipment I use, my philosophy of live, improvised performance, and generally share myself and my experiences which lead me here. Then I take questions from the crowd, and we then have a wonderful conversation which by the end it goes without saying is this place's very own electronic music community. The experiences have been lovely, from 350 people crammed into a room to a dozen or two huddled around the stage, teaching, sharing, and connecting has become an integral part of my métier. I've done this for over 30 years, completely live, virtually alone. It's time I had a posse.

 

I spread the word, made a poster, and shared it. I made up hand made workbooks with diagrams, hand stamped title covers, and perforated note pages at the back so that we could exchange numbers. Technically this whole experience was a formal release on The Urgency Of Change (TUOC-09PLS) which you can read about below. I invited anyone and everyone to join me in the basement of this club and we would go over the basics of my philosophy of live, improvisational electronic music. A lot of people showed up, and it was a great group of people.

 

Week One: INTRO / OVERVIEW
Basically everyone arrived as if I were about to perform, but instead we talked about my spaceship, my experiences, and how I came to choose each piece of gear onboard. I answered all questions, and then turned it around and asked a lot of questions, and we got to really talking. My basic seminar.

 

Week Two: ELEMENTS
An overview of modern hardware, vintage hardware, and eurorack modular. How to curate equipment. What's really needed to construct a track? Shopping locally vs browsing the internet. Broken gear, vintage gear, why is everyone so angry about gear?

 

Week Three: SEQUENCER
What is a sequencer? How is that different from a computer? What are the advantages of using a sequencer vs a laptop? Live looping, live sequencing, live arrangement, pattern switching, pattern chaining, real time pattern composition, sequencing the sequencer. How does this create a song? What about the next song? How do you mix it in? Do you stop? What should we do? How do we do it? How are we supposed to remember all of this?

 

Week Four: SPACESHIP
Now, if you've done your homework, you have your songs and you want to play a set for your friends, or at a club. How are you supposed to navigate all this gear without making a complete fool of yourself? How do things connect? What do we do if they break, or don't work, and you already started playing? How do you travel around? Why don't you just use a laptop? What's wrong with us?

 

Week Five: SHOWCASE
At the end of all this we had a Showcase. We took over the middle room of Monarch, and everyone who was comfortable to do so performed live. It was mind blowing. I didn't play. I just danced, and cheered, and loved every second of it.

 

Not all of my students did their homework, and some of them did, but did not choose to submit for this project, but this is a document of the homework assignments from our group's efforts together. It is 16 new, original songs, from 19 local, San Francisco electronic musicians. We got a chance to connect, team up, relate, and found that we aren't just strangers with a common interest, but rather we are the basis of the San Francisco live electronic community, we are friends, a kind of a family, a cohort.

 

RELEASE/PRODUCTION NOTES //
COHORT was recorded by the artists (respectively), compiled, organized, and encouraged by Sunshine Jones, mastered and pressed with love in the USA, and will be packaged with recycled materials, and shipped individually by hand from right here in San Francisco.

 

NOTES///
Vinyl is in stock, as of today. Shipping is done manually, records are packed upon receipt of your order, and shipped via USPS the same day using our self-printing postage process. Your tracking number will be added to your paypal receipt.





 

 

TUOC07TR //// BESPOKE T-SHIRT REISSUE

ROLAND TR-808 LOVE LETTER T-SHIRT ラブレター

This is a re run of our Limited edition, hand made, screen print on cotton T-shirt. Made to celebrate the release of Sunshine Jones' LOVE LETTER TO THE TR-808. After a year of research and study, hand restoring not one, but three original TR-808 Rhythm Composers, Sunshine collected the original instrument, and all of the clones and replicants he could and wrote this love letter to the revolutionary machine. Watch and enjoy this latest installment of the love letter series at sunshine-jones.com Each shirt is printed by hand, with love in Hunter's Point, San Francisco.

What's Up With The Remix?
Because this was so many people's all time favorite T-shirt ever, and many people who wanted one didn't get the chance to score one the first time around, we have agreed to do one more limited run. This time we are adding a hoodie!

 

PRODUCTION NOTES //
This is a pre-order, and made to order project. Orders will be open for two weeks, and when either the time is up, or all that we plan to make have been spoken for, orders will be closed, the blank shirts will be ordered, printed by hand in Hunters Point, San Francisco by the best people in the world, and then hand packed by us, and shipped to you. So the expected turnaround for this order is about 5 weeks (maybe six, depending).
You will receive tracking information once your package is shipped.

 

PRODUCTION UPDATE //
Printing is done and the shirts (and hoodies) are all here with us now. The plan is to spend the next few days packing and shipping them all. They came out perfectly, and even the hoodies are superb. Very happy to see them all together. It's a big-ass pile of shirts and sweatshirts.
Once your package is shipped, your paypal transaction will be updated with tracking information. Also, watch our social media, as local meet-ups are being planned now to get these shirts to their owners locally.

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION 101 Prints Produced /// ラブレター
Currently we are at a stock of 0 remaining

 

 

STYLE AND PRICE GUIDE (SHIPPING INCLUDED)

100% Cotton T-shirt

Sizes XS - XL (including "women's cut") $43
• Canada and EU/UK $53
• Elsewhere $63

Sizes XXL - XXXL $56
• Canada and EU/UK $70
• Elsewhere $80

100% Cotton Hoodie

Sizes XS - XL $70
• Canada and EU/UK $85
• Elsewhere $95

Sizes XXL - XXXL $85
• Canada and EU/UK $100
• Elsewhere $110


 

 

TUOC012m / TR-808 Manual Set Replicant

ROLAND TR-808 RHYTHM COMPOSER COMPLETE MANUAL REPRODUCTION

 

Until about a year ago we were not aware of the beautiful manual set which shipped with the Roland TR-808. Never even seen one. After restoring more than seven of them and not actually having one of our own, we lucked into one for our spaceship and there was much celebration.
Of course everyone says "I know how to program an 808" and we imagine you probably do, but we became curious: What's the difference between manual mode, and pattern mode? How do you really program a whole song? Can you do just A and not B, or can you do B and not A? What's the fill in section all about? Great questions which for a seasoned XOX programmer were never going to be asked. So we got even more curious about the owner's manuals, the clear overlay which came on it new, and the mythical factory presets and how that even worked.

 

There are many PDF versions of these documents available for free online. There are even people reprinting many of the vintage manuals from service bureaus and selling them on eBay. We agree that a printed manual is a document which makes learning much easier than a digital file (it's so nice to be far from the tablet, phone or laptop when working on music) but there's also something unimpressive about laser prints, and kinko's spiral bound booklets. Not only don't they look nice, but they fall apart fast, and then it's all a waste. So we got even more curious about the size of these manuals, the weight of the paper, and why we'd never actually seen a whole set.

The TR-808 Manual Set includes:

A. The Introduction
A full size manual with mostly images, quickly walking the user through how to get started using the 808.

B. The Owner's Manual
A full size, much longer booklet with a complete description of all operations of the 808.

C. Rhythm Notes
This is a horizontal booklet of the actual charts for the rhythm patterns and intro/fill ins which shipped programmed into the 808. It also offered a couple of blank pattern sheets at the end.

D. The Quick Start Card
A small card with reference to all the functions of the TR-808, meant to be kept under the instrument for a handy quick guide to jog our memories as we go for some actions which we may not perform all the time.

 

NOTES
THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION RELEASE
50 sets have been painstakingly produced. Great care has been taken to reproduce the original documents, going so far as to choose a printer in the UK to get the best possible results, going through several rounds of prototypes, paper stock, and everyone involved has gone above and beyond to make these 50 sets as lovely, accurate, and durable as possible. That said, once these are gone there will be no more. This is not a release for all time, it is a gift, produced and distributed at a loss, for the love of the TR-808, and in the service of you (the musician.)


 

TUOC-012m Roland TR-808 Manual Set Replicant

LIMITED EDITION - 50 TR-808 Manual Set Replicants
Currently there are 0 remaining.

SOLD OUT

This was a limited run, and they have all now been spoken for, packed and shipped. Thank you so much for supporting independent projects, and our interest in replacing what appears to us to be missing from this world, and restoring good things into good hands.

 

 


TUOC012o / TR-808 Overlay Replicant

ROLAND TR-808 RHYTHM COMPOSER CLEAR PROTECTIVE OVERLAY

 

More than a year in the making. So many prototypes, and so many good people helping. Jeff from System-80, Ahmad from the Bayview, a sweet, creative, and very talented printer in Calgary, Alberta named Mark, and Abe Mora of the Southern California Synth Society and more have all chimed in and reached out and helped me take this idea from an embarrassing bit of trivial gear lust to a technical drawing, to a lesson in measurement, to a bafflingly ill fitting hand cut print, to a corrected file and interesting prototype, to a series of more interesting prototypes into what you see here today.


 

SOLD OUT

Currently there are 0 remaining.


 

 

 

 

TUOC011 / 12" SINGLE

FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE REMIXES - SUNSHINE JONES

 

TRACKLISTING:
A1. FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE - Prins Thomas Diskomiks
Full length 128 kbps mp3 preview




B1. FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE - Spun's Positivity Dub
Full length 96 kbps mp3 preview



 



SOLD OUT

LIMITED EDITION - 300 Vinyl 12" Singles to be produced
Currently there are 0 remaining.

Crap you missed this?
Score a digital copy with a bonus track at Sunshine's Band Camp page here


RELEASE/PRODUCTION NOTES /
The original recording was written, performed & produced 2017 in San Francisco by Sunshine Jones, the remixes were produced 2019-2020 A1 Remixed with love by Prins Thomas at B15 Studios, Asker, Norway August 2019 and B1 was remixed with positivity and the right on vibe by DJ Spun somewhere in Northern California.

 

HEY DJ! if you've purchased the vinyl record, and you want a WAV version of this recording for your club set, please get in touch with us and we will hook you up.

 

The recordings were mastered for production by Dietrich for CDM.
and the entire production is © 2020 THE URGENCY OF CHANGE - all rights reserved
No computers were harmed (or used) in the writing, performing, production or mastering of the original recording. It was produced using the play live! method of live improvisational electronic music production. We have no idea how the remixers worked their magic. They sound wonderful, so we aren't tripping at all.

Stick it to the man. All power to the people. Never fall in line
(Fall in love.)

 

 

 

 

TUOC10T //// BESPOKE T-SHIRT

Two Styles:
A
. Handmade Reflective Silver
B. Cool Grey Cotton Tee | 酸ボックス

 

STYLE A Bespoke reflective silver Tee Shirt, hand made by Super Sugar Ray Ray in the Lower Haight, San Francisco featuring a hand drawn technical illustration of the classic Roland TB-303, beautifully screen printed by hand in Hunters Point, San Francisco. A safety shirt, suitable for late night explorations, deep space travel, and fearless excursions into the void.

 

STYLE B Limited edition, hand made, screen print on cotton T-shirt featuring a hand drawn technical illustration of the Roland TB-303. Each shirt was printed by hand, with love in Hunter's Point, San Francisco.

SOLD OUT

 

LIMITED EDITION - 25 Style A / 100 Style B Produced
Currently there are 0 remaining.

 


 

 

TUOC09PLS //// PLAY LIVE!

ARTIST RESIDENCY - 4 WEEK PLAY LIVE SEMINAR - SAN FRANCISCO

Sunshine Jones - PLAY LIVE! Artist Residency Seminar San Francisco

// January 4th - February 15th 2020 in the basement of a beloved San Francisco night club.
We will gather on 5 Saturday afternoons and connect, talk, and discuss the concepts of live improvisational electronic music.

 

SESSION 1 - Jan 4th - INTRO/OVERVIEW and history plus a demonstration and an extended Q & A based on the member's personal needs, questions and skill level. Here is where we discover what this course will really be about, and how it will go. Are we just beginning? Are we almost there? What's up?

 

SESSION 2 - January 11th - ELEMENTS - We will look at modern vs vintage gear, and discuss their virtues and hassles, what's really needed to construct a track? The opinions/criticism/respect of others. What about broken gear, self repair, tech mentorship, return authorizations, soldering irons, gear accumulation syndrome (GAS), borrowing money to buy gear you can't afford, shopping locally vs the internet, the ruse of "free shipping" and why the best synthesizer in the world is the one that's in front of you.

 

SESSION 3 - January 18th - SEQUENCER - We will take a look at a few different types of sequencing. Analog, digital, and how does this relate to sequencing? Laptop vs stand alone, song/track mode vs pattern vs real time arrangement.
An in depth look at live musical construction and how to perform without feeling like you're playing back things you created at home, and how to bring new life, and new joy to a performance.

 

 

SESSION 4 - January 25th - SPACESHIP - Here we will discuss how to assemble the basic rig of a live performance - sync, midi, thru, cv/gate, control, and connections between our instruments. How does it work? How does it all fit? How does one get from one place to another without paying through the nose for baggage fees? Do you leave it set up? Do you ever clean it? How does one manage all of these elements and put them all together, take them apart, and make changes?

 

SESSION 5 - February 15th - SHOWCASE - Yep, I am playing Feb 15th in the Basement of Monarch in SF for The Garden Party with my man Benjamin K. McCarthy but before I do, members of the seminar will be invited to gather, and each take a turn playing a song or two (depending on the number of people) upstairs in the living room at Monarch. The club will be open, and people will be there and it will be amazing... everyone will have a chance to play, and illustrate what we've covered and how you have made this course your own.

SOLD OUT

 

Currently there are 0 places available for this seminar. Sorry, we're sold out.
Here is a link to an open public announcement with message options. Please communicate with us if you are interested in one of them.

 

PLAY LIVE! I LOVE YOU


 

 

TUOC08T //// BESPOKE T-SHIRT

ROLAND TR-909 LOVE LETTER T-SHIRT

Limited edition, hand made, screen print on cotton T-shirt. Made to celebrate the release of Sunshine Jones' LOVE LETTER TO THE TR-909. In anticipation of September 9th (9/09 day!) and the release of Sunshine Jones' LOVE LETTER TO THE ROLAND TR-909 we are collaborating locally to produce this limited edition TR-909 technical drawing T-shirt. 100% Cotton, all soy and water based ink, and available in a positive print on white or beige, or negative print on black. Each shirt is printed by hand with love, gratitude and pride in Hunter's Point, San Francisco.

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION 101 Prints Produced /// 日光 ラブレター
Currently we are at a stock of 0 remaining


 

 

TUOC07T //// BESPOKE T-SHIRT

ROLAND TR-808 LOVE LETTER T-SHIRT 日光 ラブレター

Limited edition, hand made, screen print on cotton T-shirt. Made to celebrate the release of Sunshine Jones' LOVE LETTER TO THE TR-808. After a year of research and study, hand restoring not one, but three original TR-808 Rhythm Composers, Sunshine collected the original instrument, and all of the clones and replicants he could and wrote this love letter to the revolutionary machine. Watch and enjoy this latest installment of the love letter series at sunshine-jones.com Each shirt is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, hand numbered and signed by Sunshine Jones. Each shirt was printed by hand in Hunter's Point, San Francisco.

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION 101 Prints Produced /// 日光 ラブレター
Currently we are at a stock of 0 remaining


 

 

 

 

TUOC06B //// REPRINT BOOK

ROLAND SYNTHESIZER BOX シンセサイザーボックスセット

Limited edition half size reprinting of the 1979 box set of books titles 'The Synthesizer'. Four perfect bound books, including all of the original diagrams, sheet music, and photographs packaged in a hand stamped, and hand assembled enclosure. 100% recycled paper, and soy based inks. Locally printed, and hand assembled, signed and numbered by Sunshine Jones in San Francisco, California.
This collection is a not for profit publication - price is the cost of production, materials, and postage only. The collection is limited one set per customer, and is not to be sold to commercial entities. A not for profit issue, for personal use and reference only.

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION /// シンセサイザーボックスセット
Currently we are at a stock of 0 remaining


 

 

TUOC05T //// BESPOKE T-SHIRT

Ikutaro Kakehashi - 恋人 闘士 ダンサー

Limited edition, hand made, screen print on cotton T-shirt. Made to honor Kakehashi San in gratitude for his central and unique contribution to electronic music. Without his inventions and their development into legendary instruments like the TB-303, TR-808, TR-909, and SH-101 music as we know it would not have happened. Each shirt is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, hand numbered and signed by Sunshine Jones. Each shirt was printed by hand in Hunter's Point, San Francisco.

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION /// Lover - Fighter - Dancer
Currently we are at a stock of 0 remaining


 

 

TUOC04 //// VINYL LP

HOME - SUNSHINE JONES

TRACKLISTING:

SIDE A

1. LOVE SONG FOR MY ANGRY SON

2. MORNING BANDANAS

3. THE SUN

4. HOME

5. ACID (IMPROVISATION)

6. LELEK


SIDE B

7. RUNNING WITH HEADHUNTERS

8. CRY & RELEASE

9. DIRTBIKE

10. ALL WE ARE

11. FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE

 


IMPORTANT NOTES ////
Paypal BUTTONS ON A MOBLIE PHONE: Paypal is weird on a mobile phone sometimes. It's best to do this from your laptop, or desktop computer in a full size browser. The button code just seems to take you to paypal's main site and it forgets what you wanted to buy. This is a weirdness between the paypal code and all the various mobile phone browsers and just kind of happens sometimes.
If this is happening to you and you would like to avoid the hassle of all this, just send us an email to sales (at) theurgencyofchange (dot) com and we will do it together!

MORE THAN ONE COPY - Contact us and we will sort out the shipping rates for you. These prices are based on one LP, packed, and shipped first class with tracking. Multiple copies are a different rate.

LOCALS - I love our meetups, and I don't want to stop offering this. If you live in San Francisco, or are going to be in SF around the end of June/early July then hit me up directly here (contact link at the bottom of the page) and let's do a transaction off the site where you don't have to pay for shipping at all and we can meet up and I can lay your copy on you. Just shoot me an email and let me know what you'd like to do and we'll work it out.

SOLD OUT ////

TUOC04LP 100% SOLD OUT - Your local shop, or favorite online record store may still have a copy. Digital is also available at sunshinejones.bandcamp.com

 

LIMITED EDITION ////
Because we are a small operation working hard to stay alive, vital and creative in what has suddenly become the most expensive city in America, we will not cary a massive stock of this title. The copies produced are the copies produced and, and like everything else we press, once they are gone, they are gone.

RELEASE NOTES ////
All songs written, performed & produced 2017-2018 in San Francisco by Sunshine Jones
The recordings were mastered for production by Sean Brennan-Luvworks at the Record Plant in New York City.
The artwork is a photograph of Sunshine Jones performing live at the Garden Party in San Francisco by The Holy Mountain, the collage is done by Sunshine and the design is by Fernando_Graphicos.
It's a gatefold design, so the front and back are the collage, but the inside is detailed track notes, with all of the equipment used to make the record, and a diagram.
The recordings are published by little BUG music/BMI and the entire production is © 2018 THE URGENCY OF CHANGE - all rights reserved

 

INTERNATIONAL NOTES ////
Since this LP is manufactured in the UK (we did this so you could score this record at a domestic price) it's best that you take advantage of how awesome that is and seek this title at your local record shop. If they don't have it, or don't specialize in "dance singles" or indie music then demand that they do. Successful negotiation with your local record store will save you quite a few Euros (or pounds or francs) and perhaps turn a record buyer on to what's happening here (and we wanna turn everyone on please!)

 

HEY DJ!
If you've purchased the record, and you want WAV versions of this recording for your club set, please get in touch with us and we will hook you up.
This offer stands for the LP versions of this record.
We are currently discussing how to distribute 12" versions of these tracks for a better world.

 

EQUIPMENT USED:
Each song's hardware has been documented inside the gatefold sleeve with a diagram of the set up. But to be consistent:
Sunshine used a Squarp Pyramid, Industrial Music Machines Stillson Hammer MkII, Mutable Instruments Clouds, Links, Kinks, Branches, Doepfer Dark Energy, A110-2, A-154, A-155, A-156, A-165, Wasp Filter, Frequency Central Raging Bull, Device, Intellijel Dixie II +, Mixup, Rainmaker, Mutamix, Quad VCA, Dual ADSR, Quadra, ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's NEW Workout, Dave Smith OB-6, Roland/Studio Electronics SE-02, Roland TR-8, TR-8S, TR-09, JP-08, JU-06, JX-03, SH-101, SH-01A, Scooper, Demora, System 500 512 - 521, Electro-Harmonix Cathedral, Cyclone-Analogics TT-303 Bass Bot, 2HP Reverb, Delay, Elektron Octatrack, 1010 Music BitBox, Acoustic Guitar, Fender P-Bass, Sennheiser Mic, TEAC Open Reel, and some shakers.

 

No computers were harmed (or used) in the writing, performing, production or mastering of this superb recording. It was produced using the play live! method of live improvisational electronic music production.

Stick it to the man.
All power to the people right now.
One knob per function.

LOVE

 

TUOC03 - FILM

SUNSHINE JONES - HOME
A DOCUMENT OF THE 2016 LIVE GROUND TOUR
A MARTHA TRAER FILM

 

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION ///
Currently we are at a stock of 0 remaining
What a thrilling and mind blowing experiment it has been to make a film, and offer it to you as a physical document. How exciting to realize that this was even possible. Thank you for your support and encouragement in this process.


 

RELEASE NOTES ///
Total Running Time: 42 minutes 44 Seconds
Special Features Include: The 18 micro documentaries created on the road will each be included.
All content © 2017 the respective copyright holders
The film as a whole is © 2017 Martha Traer for MT Films
The included songs and original score are © 2017 Sunshine Jones
The recordings are published by little BUG music/BMI
and the entire production is © 2017 THE URGENCY OF CHANGE
all rights reserved

 

NOTES ///
The pre order process is how we will determine the best method of assembling and preparing these films. Once orders are complete, or the title is sold out (whichever comes first) the ordering process will be closed, and then we will commence to duplicate, and construct the items. The expectation is that this process will take approximately 4 weeks. Thus the expected ship date for TUOC03 is presently December 4th 2017. This section will be updated with any news, or changes to that expectation.

TUOC03S /// DIGITAL

HOME A DOCUMENT OF THE SUNSHINE JONES LIVE GROUND TOUR 2016
A MARTHA TRAER FILM

DONATE TO MARTHA TRAER DIRECTLY TO SUPPORT THIS FILM AND TO MAKE OTHERS LIKE IT POSSIBLE.

 

 

TUOC02 // BESPOKE CD

THE STILLNESS OF YOUR HEART - SUNSHINE JONES
Three experiments in 59' 50"

TRACKLISTING:
1. THE STILLNESS OF YOUR HEART (excerpt)

2. UNTAPPED GIFTS (excerpt)

3. LOVE SONG FOR MY ANGRY SON

 

// PRE ORDER
This is a hand assembled work of art. Limited to 50 copies in total, each signed and numbered by the artist. An audio cd of experiments lasting more than an hour, created entirely with modular synthesizers in hopes of creating relationships between human beings, sound, and the world around them. Part meditation, part ambient music, part coping mechanism.

// PRODUCTION
This title will not be distributed through commercial channels. If you would like one of these, you will need to order it from here, and have it made for you by us. The number is limited because there isn't time to make more than this, and to produce them in another way could potentially discourage some of the love, and healing intended to be instilled in each one.

SOLD OUT

LIMTED EDITION //
This hand made run of audio CD's in a folder printed and folded, numbered and signed by the artist was a limited run of 50 and they have all been spoken for.

There will be no more produced, however I believe that track 3 may end up being included, in part or in whole on the forthcoming Sunshine Jones full length LP, and while this title is gone, where will certainly be others of a similar nature. We'll keep you informed.

Thank you for a very successful experiment.

LOVE //

 

RELEASE NOTES //
All songs written, performed & produced 2017 in San Francisco
by Sunshine Jones
The recordings are published by little BUG music/BMI

and the entire production is © 2017 THE URGENCY OF CHANGE
all rights reserved

 

Hello Traveler! if you've purchased this record, and you would like WAV versions of this recording for your adventures in the world, please get in touch with us and we will get you what you need, provided you give us your word that you will not share these precious files with anyone other than by playing them for them. You agree, by requesting digital copies, that if dear ones and strangers alike beg you for copies that you will send them here to us. Of course this seems silly because it is an audio CD, and you can just rip the files and do whatever you like, but we wanted to offer, and make our genuine position known to all.

 

////// EQUIPMENT USED:
Intellijel : Dixie II + (fundamental sound suyrce,) Quadra, Dual ADSR (for envelope and function generation,) Multi (for creating duplicates of various signal paths,) Mutamix (for mixing waveforms and wave shapes,) I/O (to get out for recording,) Quadratt (for attenuation, and voltage mixing,) uMidi (for sending the time base from the main sequencer to modules which need to be synchronized)
ALM Busycircuits : Pamela's New Workout (for extremely slow modulation, and for "piano" and "string-like" vibratos clocked in time)
Bubblesound Modular : DiOD (high pass into low pass for more texture)
Doepfer : A-124 VCF-5 Wasp Filter (primary low pass filter,) A-184-1 (for the occasionally, but much needed slew)
Roland : 521 VCO (used as a sub harmonic voice, and as a secondary and tirshiary voice,) 521 VCF (low pass in relationship with the DiOD)
Squarp Instruments : Pyramid (for keeping time, and looping complex CV through)
Mutable Instruments : Clouds (with Parasites in mostly Erbe Verb mode, but there is some stutter looping too,) Yarns (as a sub sequencer)
Grayscale Modular : Algorhythm (pinging envelopes, and triggering movements)
& Erica Synths : Pico Drums (but not for drums, for sampled low frequency modulation loops to help create that lovely cello sound)

 

No computers were harmed (or used) in the writing, performing, production or mastering of this superb recording. It was produced using the play live! method of live improvisational electronic music production.
All eurorack performances, with control voltage clock and sequence recording.
Meditations on living and being in the real world. Limited edition, hand made, signed and numbered compact disc.

 

 

TUOC01 / 12" SINGLE

FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE - SUNSHINE JONES

TRACKLISTING:
A1. Extended Vocal Version

B1. Sunshine's Soul Mix

B2. Love Version

 

SOLD OUT

Happy to announce that The Urgency Of Change 01 12" Single Release was delivered to us in San Francisco sold out. We have shipped all copies to all customers. Should demand call for another run, we are open to a re pressing, however, for the time being we are just supremely grateful to you for your support and enthusiasm.
//////// WHAT? I DIDN'T GET ONE YET, OH NO!!!
Not to worry. Just because WE are sold out, that doesn't mean that everyone we sold these 12" singles to have sold their copies yet. So all is not lost.
Here is a list of places we know you can score a copy for sure:
//// USA
Pacific Beach Vinyl
Southtown Vinyl
//// UK
Picadilly
All Ears

RELEASE NOTES /
All songs written, performed & produced 2017 in San Francisco by Sunshine Jones
The recordings were mastered for production by Sean Brennan-Luvworks at the Record Plant in New York City.
The recordings are published by little BUG music/BMI and the entire production is © 2017 THE URGENCY OF CHANGE - all rights reserved

 

INTERNATIONAL NOTES
Since this 12" is manufactured in the UK (we did this so you could score this record at a domestic price) it's best that you take advantage of how awesome that is and seek this title at your local record shop. If they don't have it, or don't specialize in "dance singles" then demand that they do. Successful negotiation with your local record store will save you quite a few Euros (or pounds or francs) and perhaps turn a record buyer on to what's happening here (and we wanna turn everyone on please!)

 

HEY DJ! if you've purchased the record, and you want a WAV version of this recording for your club set, please get in touch with us and we will hook you up.

 

EQUIPMENT USED:
Intellijel 7U Performance Case for Eurorack Modular, Dixie II+, Dual ADSR, Quad VCA, μMidi, Triatt, Mutamix, Digitank, NoiseTools, Audio i/o. Mutable Instruments Yarns, Clouds. Bubblesound DiOD. ALM Busycircuits Pamela's NEW Workout. Doepfer A-111-3 μpVCO, A-124 VCF5. Erica Synths Pico Drums, Grayscale Modular Algorhythm. Roland TR-8, Demora, Scooper, JU-06, JP-08, jx-03. Elektron Octatrack, Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Reverb, Squarp Pyramid Sequencer. LP congas, egg shaker, CP Djembe, and Sennheiser Microphones.

 

No computers were harmed (or used) in the writing, performing, production or mastering of this superb recording. It was produced using the play live! method of live improvisational electronic music production.
Stick it to the man. all power to the people. never fall in line.

 

 

 

THE URGENCY OF CHANGE

The Urgency Of Change
Catalogue:
TUOC-000  TOUR  Sunshine Jones live Ground Tour 2016
TUOC-001   12"   FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE Vinyl Single
TUOC-002   CD   THE STILLNESS OF YOUR HEART
TUOC-003   FILM   HOME - A documentary of the 2016 Live Ground Tour
TUOC-003s   FILM   HOME - Streaming digital version
TUOC-004   LP   HOME - Vinyl Album
TUOC-005T   SHIRT   Ikutaro Kakehashi - 恋人 闘士 ダンサー
TUOC-006B   BOOK   Roland Synthesizer Box Replicant
TUOC-007T   SHIRT   Roland TR-808 T-shirt
TUOC-007TR   SHIRT   Roland TR-808 T-shrit and Hoodie Re-Press
TUOC-008T   SHIRT   Roland TR-909 T-shirt
TUOC-09PLS   SEMINAR   Play Live Seminar Residency
TUOC-010T  SHIRT   Roland TB-303 Reflective T-shirt
TUOC-011   12"   FALL IN LOVE NOT IN LINE REMIXES

 
 
 
 

TUOC-012O   DEVICE   TR-808 Overlay Replicant
TUOC-012M   BOOK   TR-808 Manual Replicants
TUOC-013LP   LP   COHORT
TUOCD-001   FILE   Live Set from Lightning In A Bottle
TUOC-014T   SHIRT   Roland SH-101 T-shirt
TUOC-M   MANUAL   Roland SH-2 Owner's Manual Replicant
TUOC-015   EVENT & SHIRT   Yellow Party & Ltd. Edition T-shirt
TUOC-0016T   SHIRT   EMS SYNTHI AKS T-shrit
TUOC-0017MG   MAGAZINE   MOVIES   映画
TUOC-018m   MANUAL   Roland Jupiter-4 Owner's Manual Replicant
TUOC-019   *
TUOC-020   12"   BE THE BEST FOLK SINGER YOU CAN BE
TUOC-021Z   MANUAL   MICRO-MANUALS (special edition)
TUOC-021Zm   MANUAL   MINI-MICRO-MANAULS


 

 

SOLD OUT /// What!!?
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