Tag Archives: Samuel Andreyev

Electric Ruckus About Samuel Andreyev’s Latest Book of Poems

28 Apr

TVR’s Samuel Andreyev reaps acclaim for his distinctive collection of poems The Relativistic Empire (Book Thug).


14 Apr

The Tubular West

The Relativistic Empire

30 Sep

A new book of poetry by TVR recording artist Samuel Andreyev!

Last stages of Andreyev disc fundraiser! Musical and other rewards!

14 Jul


Among other items being offered in appreciation of your contribution is Evidence, Samuel’s 2009 book of poetry from Quattro Books.

Evidence by Samuel Andreyev (Quattro Books)

Evidence by Samuel Andreyev (Quattro Books)

Samuel Andreyev and ensemble proton bern

27 Jun

Another exceptional Andreyev recording project!

“intense, exotic, disorienting, utopian and extremely complex”

Last Summer

11 Feb

This post from the great Richard Kirk makes me very happy. In the midst of his fascinating career, Rick made time to create two wonderful covers for Torpor Vigil releases—Songs of Elsewhere by Samuel Andreyev, and The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor. Thanks, Rick!

Richard A. Kirk | Visual Artist | Author

rickandsteveLast summer, my friend Steve Venright, and a car load of his wonderful family, came through for a visit. I’ve known Steve since we were teenagers (gasp). I just found this photo, which I had quite forgotten about, in my camera. It’s a good one don’t you think? Besides being an amazing poet, Steve is also the producer of Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor. That beautiful art work is by Kerry Zentner. Check out Steve’s website at TVR.

– Richard.


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Samuel Andreyev on composing and the upcoming premiere of his latest work

12 Jan

Samuel Andreyev Interviewed by Alessandro Porco in Northern Poetry Review (2011)

3 Jan

Samuel Andreyev


Over by the Freak Zone

13 Oct

The ever-adventurous Stuart Maconie has been playing Samuel Andreyev’s Tubular West again. His BBC6 Freak Zone  program aired “Over by the Mantle” from the album Maconie said he was “really getting into.” I’m really into it too—and I never want out!

Stuart Maconie of the FreakZone (BBC6)

Stuart Maconie of The Freak Zone (BBC6)



30 Jul

TVR Tees and Tanks now available here:
and here:

Samuel Andreyev on Radio France

30 Mar
Samuel Andreyev (photo by Caroline Mareschal, 2013)

Samuel Andreyev (photo by Caroline Mareschal, 2013)

Here’s Samuel Andreyev’s latest appearance on Radio France:

Vintage Andreyev!

21 Mar

Songs of Elsewhere by Samuel Andreyev
As we approach the release of Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor, all the attention’s been on the great somniloquist. So I thought I’d put some focus back on the other great TVR recording artist, Samuel Andreyev. Here are some (mostly remixed and all remastered) tracks from the 2004 compilation Regions Reach. (Above is the cover art of Samuel’s 2002 album Songs of Elsewhere, by the great Richard A. Kirk: http://www.richardakirk.com/)

Happy Birthday to The Tubular West!

31 Jan

Tubular West Street Sign and Crossing Sign

To celebrate the first anniversary of The Tubular West, here’s Half-Dream, and some classics from earlier Samuel Andreyev releases:

My fond thanks and congratulations once again on a superb recording to Samuel Andreyev, Olivier Maurel, Ayako Okubo, Léo Maurel, Nicolas Dufournet and all the other musicians and recording engineers who were part of this remarkable project!
Steve Venright
Torpor Vigil Records

“Noisy fog” and other wonders of The Tubular West

3 Jan

Tubular West Back and Front Cover DetailsWelcome to the first TVR post of 2014 — a year in which we’ll mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first Dion McGregor album (The Dream World of …. from Decca) with the release of an enthralling new compilation called Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor — Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World’s Most Renowned Sleeptalker. Meanwhile, further news of The Tubular West,  Samuel Andreyev’s album of “haunting beauty” (Apparently Magazine).

In December, Jean Daniel did an hour-long Tubular West feature on his Radio Judaïca program Jazzology (Strasbourg), calling it “Un magnifique album de pop contemporaine”! In his between-tracks commentary, M. Daniel invoked a wide range of musical entities in an effort to convey the distinctive qualities and diversity of the recording:  Purcell, Schubert and Debussy through the Beatles, Bowie and Pink Floyd. One of the songs, he suggested, was like the soundtrack to an imaginary David Lynch film. Oh, and there was something about “noisy fog” (my translation) that I liked too.


Next up will be a live appearance by Samuel on the Radio France show RenDez-Vous (date to be announced soon).

There you have it, for the moment, but much more to come!
Steve Venright

Samuel Andreyev on WNYC’s Spinning on Air

17 Sep


Hear Samuel’s “Morning Flexion” amid other great tunes by artists such as John Cale and  Scott Walker in a superb sequence of orchestral songs assembled by David Garland for his Spinning On Air program:


Tubular West on The Freak Zone

9 Jun


Here’s a quick first report on current Torpor Vigil action.

Stuart Maconie expressed his enthusiasm about The Tubular West (“really getting into it”)  when he played a track on his BBC Radio 6 Freak Zone show last Sunday. Evidently in a test of its structural and sonic integrity, the engineer filtered out all the low frequencies. So listeners didn’t hear, for example, the terrific bass line played by Andrea Agostini–but the song still sounded great! Listen at 59:40 for Stuart’s introduction to “Plutos’s Matches” (or start at 52:55 if, like me, you’re a Gentle Giant fan):

Visit the TVR Soundcloud page to hear the full-frequency “Pluto’s Matches”:

Torpor Vigil recordings are now being distributed by Tedium House:

MP3s of The Tubular West and The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor are now available at iTunes.

To keep up with Samuel Andreyev in Europe, and elsewhere, follow him on Twitter:

That’ll do for now. Thanks for dropping by. I’ll have more for you soon.