Not Songs (2019)

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Not Songs was the first album that I released under the name Other Nothing in the summer of 2019. The bulk of the album was recorded in 2017 and 2018 as I worked on the German Error Message album Mend. The recordings were made without the intention of release - small fragments captured as I experimented with sound and process. The original digital release cover photo was taken in the front yard in Louisiana sometime in the fall of 2008 with a Pentax K1000. Scan of a print.

Lily Tapes and Discs released this on cassette in November of 2020 and did a second pressing in December of 2023:

"I'm not sure how to start the blurb for this one because treating it the same as a usual release feels wrong - this music wasn't made with any connection to him, but it will always be closely tied to the memory of my friend Shaun Hall, who died this past January. At the time, Shaun was working on cover art for this album. A deeply affecting collection of miniatures, Not Songs is the first release by Other Nothing, a new project from Paul Kintzing of German Error Message. This music grew out of a series of recording experiments, initially meant as preparation for a new German Error Message album (which eventually became Mend, released in 2019) that quickly bloomed and ripened into a delicate soundscape of their own. We share them with you now on tape, fully matured, brittle and transient, like the rattle of autumn's last leaves crumbling before their release. Sweep up the remains and see what we're left with.

We've decided to dedicate this release to Shaun, and it will be accompanied by a donation equalling production costs to Adelante Alabama, a mutual aid organization serving low-wage and immigrant workers in the Birmingham area, near where he lived. The digital release will include Shaun's original cover art, while the tapes will be packaged in artwork based on his designs by Reb Ayşe. "

dedicated to Shaun Hall (1985 - 2020)

Water Like The Birds (2021)

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Recorded between December 31st 2020 - January 20th 2021. Pre-vaccine pandemic exercise to record and release in less than a month. 
 
"sketches & loops & moments” is what I put in the bandcamp “about this album” section and that is about right. I was spending a lot of time at the piano, making little loops and getting into it as a meditative practice which I desparately needed at the time.

Camera phone cover photo taken during an intense rainstorm May 19th 2020, converted to black and white.

Ww (Versions) (2023)

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An exhaustive and excessive collection of alternate mixes and reworkings of “Ww” from Not Songs for the forth anniversary of that album. Versions created using the original recordings from 2016.