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  • Die Welttraumforscher : Die Singende Sternlaterne / Folklore des Weltalls 1982 - LP (Planam, A Tree In A Field, 2013)

  • Planam very proudly presents you "Die singende Sternlaterne / Folklore des Weltalls 1982" by Die Welttraumforscher. This record includes the first time LP edition of the mysterious swiss electro-dada artist's second cassette as well as previously unreleased material. Issued in conjunction with Christian Pfluger first comprehensive retrospective "Ein Sommer in der Wirklichkeit" (i.e. "A Summer in Reality") at Kunsthaus Langenthal and the corresponding monograph "Songs, Signs, Explorations" presenting drawings, music, lyrics, films and other rare material / When Die Welttraumforscher set out on 14 July 1981 no one could have realized that their journey would not be over soon. For more than thirty years now, Swiss Christian Pfluger has been working on drawings, texts, films and songs for the fascinating universe of the imaginary trio, which is well populated with figures like Leguan Rätselmann or Kip Eulenmeister and his astronauts of the spirit / In the course of that journey, among other things, over 35 music cassettes, LPs and CDs have been released, presenting minimal songs that the Welttraumforscher themselves call "Bretzelberg Pop" and "Space Folklore". After the now sold out "Herzschlag Erde / Verdunkelt die Sinne" PLANAM and A Tree in a Field Records have now re-issued the Welttraumforschers' second cassette, including the previously unreleased album "Folklore des Weltalls 1982" (not to be confused with the 1989 "Folklore des Weltalls" which is a different story). Translator's note: The expression "Welttraum" in "Die Welttraumfroscher" is a play on the words "Weltraum" (Universe), "Welt" (world) and "Traum" (dream). "Die Welttraumforscher" can both be read as "The Explorers of the Universe" as well as "The Explorers of the Dream of the World"

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  • Die Welttraumforscher : Folklore des Weltalls 2 - LP (Les Giants, 2021)

  • Die Welttraumforscher is an enigmatic Swiss musical and artistic project. Active since 1981, when the first cassette came out on Das Moniflabel, they have an archive with more than 30 albums, but also stories, films and fanciful illustrations / Die Welttraumforscher is a sonority exploration that translates energy and sounds from outer space. Its music is the transfiguration of the Galaxy’s complexity and its inspection audio-graphics includes, and give us, the space connections as pure melody. Like a game, it makes us partake of the power of the expression and the World and Celestial bodies’ mysteries. Perpetually in a journey, die Welttraumforscher tells us how there’s always something to discover inside and outside of ourselves / Folklore des Weltalls 2 comes out for his 40th artistic anniversary, with two songs for every celestial body in our solar system, including Pluto and the Moon; on the A-Side a so-called “Dance Song” and on the B-Side a “Dream Song”. The songs appear on the record in the same order in which the bodies circle around the Sun. That means that the centre of the record (the label) represents the Sun, and is surrounded by the planets and other bodies, giving us a map of our solar system as we look at the record. 20 new (instrumental) songs, from die Welttraumforscher are included, giving an extraordinary glimpse of the recording work of die Welttraumforscher in their hidden studio. It is deeply connected with one of their favourite ideas: that outer space and especially our solar system is full of music which is only waiting to be discovered. Isti mirant stella (these men wonder at the star). Love is gravity

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  • Dirk Schaefer : Peter Tscherkassky, All The Soundtracks (2005-2021) - 2xLP+7" Box (Purge, 2021)

  • Divided across two 12" LPs and one 7" flexi disc, the scores from Peter Tscherkassky's films. Numbered + handmade edition (continuing the uniform established with previous purge.xxx editions); 2x180gr vinyl in custom-made screen-printed outer (sealed), containing two risograph inserts featuring original writing by musician Dirk Schaeffer and filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky with visual material by Tscherkassky / The original soundtracks by Dirk Schaefer for the films of Peter Tscherkassky. Newly mastered and available for the first time, this boxset covers the heroic partnership of Schaefer and Tscherkassky, from 2005’s Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine through to the forthcoming Train Again in 2021. Each 12" double vinyl album comes with a 7" flexi disc of Tscherkassky’s own soundtrack for Outer Space (also available separately)

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  • Brian Brown Quintet : Carlton Streets - LP (The Roundtable, 2021)

  • Composer and saxophonist Brian Brown produced some of the most refined Australian jazz recordings during the 1970s. A versatile musician whose distinct impressionist music melded modern jazz with the outer limits of free experimentation. Considered to be his greatest work was the 1975 concept album Carlton Streets, an ambitious recording that romanticised the sights, sounds and the nostalgia of this once-bohemian Melbourne neighbourhood. Differing from his eco-jazz composition Wildflowers heard on the recent Roundtable compilation Pyramid Pieces, Carlton Streets explores the polar opposite, offering jazz impressions of the urban environment / Comparable to other pioneering jazz-rock groups such as Ian Carr’s Nucleus and mid-period Soft Machine, the album is a mosaic of ecstatic jazz-rock groove, spirited free improvisation and expanded experimental textures. A potent fusion that owes as much to Australian 20th-century avant-garde composers as it does to the influence of the electric jazz innovators, specifically early Weather Report and Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi. The Roundtable are pleased to showcase this important artist and offer a new edition of this landmark Australian jazz recording. Restored from the original master tapes and presented in a gatefold sleeve including liner notes and rare photos. Originally intended for release as part of Record Store Day 2021

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  • Amos & Sara : Invite to Endless Latino - LP (War Extension, 2017)

  • An extremely rare and sought after 1983 cassette of wasted psychedelic-lounge by Amos & Sara, aka The Homosexuals’ bassist (Amos) and mysterious U.K. D.I.Y. phenomenon Sara / This is seriously deranged material. Sara hollers out-of-tune drug-anthems above the repetitive drum machine as Amos (barely) slaps out some Latino jams in the haze of debauchery driven by the washed-out synth permeating their evening’s soundtrack. There is a lot of banging and a lot of phased vocals and even more weird “noise” occurring behind the scenes. No amount of purpose could yield such a bizarre concoction of popular noise. Invite To Endless Latino is the perfect cassette; homey, strange, beautiful, mysterious, quaint, soft, particular and simple. I dream of accidentally making music this singular

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  • Eliane Radigue : Vice - Versa, Etc. - LP (Alga Marghen, 2018)

  • Repress. Alga Marghen very proudly presents a remastered version of Vice-Versa, Etc..., an LP originally included in the first 400 copies of Eliane Radigue's Feedback Works 2LP. Vice-Versa, Etc... was originally a small handmade box, signed and numbered and released on the occasion of a show at Lara Vincy's gallery in 1970. The box contained a reel of magnetic tape and the instructions for use / It indicates that all playback speeds are possible, forward or backward, as well as any combination of two channels, on several recorders, ad libitum. This LP presents two versions done by Emmanuel Hoelterbach following the indications of Eliane Radigue to the letter, respecting her composition methods / There is no doubt that Eliane Radigue's vocabulary is based on observing and entering into dialog with the fundamental behavior of sounds: pulsing, beating, sustained, very light, a subtle and delicate evolution. When she moved from feedback sounds to the ARP synthesizer, she naturally continued the same music -- a continuity where the original use of feedback sounds stands out for its cruder and more savage inner character. One could say that somehow it's the very texture of the sounds, which leads the form of her compositions. At the same time, this approach favors an intense sensuality in the listening

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  • Luc Ferrari : Labyrinthe de Violence - 2xLP (Alga Marghen, 2021)

  • Hand-numbered gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeves / The venerable Alga Marghen returns with "Labyrinthe de Violence", their new release of previously unreleased recordings by Luc Ferrari connected to his Atelier de Libération de la Musique experience, this time sprawling across two stunning LPs. Capturing the four soundtracks conceived for the Galiéra Museum installation in Paris, we encounter the composer imbued with politics and social concern, in a dramatic atmosphere like he's rarely been heard. Absolutely astounding and as historically important as archival releases come. This one can't be missed! / Labyrinthe de Violence is a truly illuminating statement that takes us into the mind of one of the most important composers of the 20th Century, while deftly bridging the gap between us and the turbulent 1970s. Each of its works is brilliant through its ideas and imbued with a remarkable sense of directness, life, and feeling. They are human, open, and do everything which Ferrari set out to do in his grand project in sound. It boggles the mind to understand why these recordings have remained out of earshot for so long. Alga Marghen has done it again. Issued in a beautiful gatefold edition, these never before heard recordings are as essential as archival releases come

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  • Brannten Schnüre : Muschelsammlung - LP (Milder Wahn, 2021)

  • Vinyl reissue handnumbered (originally released by Vrystaete in 2017) with silkscreened cover and inserts, available in 5 different colour editions. When Brannten Schnüre initially released their second vinyl record four years ago on Dutch label Vrystaete in a micro-edition of 150 copies the Franconian duo’s music was still considered a hidden gem. In the years since they built up a solid international underground following and with that attention grew the demand for a re-release of the long sold-out and sought after “Muschelsammlung”. The new established label Milder Wahn (a sublabel of Youdonthavetocallitmusic) will offer a 2nd pressing of the album in an edition of 300 copies with a brand-new silkscreened cover artwork and two silkscreened inserts, available in 5 differently coloured versions / Brannten Schnüre is an experimental dark folk group out of Würzburg, Germany. Christian Schoppik composes and plays all the music and Katie Rich whispers, recites, and sings. Together they make astoundingly beautiful folk with rich instrumentation leaning toward the atonal spectrum. inspired by the likes of Nico, Novy Svet and David Jackman the duo create dreamy soundscapes with traditional instruments, looped obscure recordings (including crackles) and eerie vocals… sometimes song based but often more drone or collage like… with their music they pour a surreal world out over you...

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  • Circle Bros : Waves/Peaks - 10" (Vrystaete, 2021)

  • Three variations of screen printed artwork with handnumbered/handstamped insert, this is the blue version. Circles Bros is Wim Lecluyse. Originally from The Netherlands but living in Belgium now for many years.  He has been making and releasing his music since 2002, amongst others on his excellent Morc Records label. With his music Circle Bros is submerging you with hypnotic lo-fi ambient and drone music with a folklorish feeling and a psychedelic touch. His work has been shifting from more song based to ambient like pieces or a perfect blending of that / “Waves/Peaks” came into existence when Circles Bros sent me a proposal for an album… but instead of releasing the complete album I proposed to make a record out of the two long mersmerizing tracks which were part of the selection he sent me when in the dialogue about this the working title of one of these tracks turned out to be “Vrystaete” I knew for sure this was the right way for a Circle Bros record on Vrystaete / These two long tracks with a minimal structure are created with minimal means and minimal post-production, the tracks evolved out of shorter pieces and are “stretched” creating this dreamy and otherworldly vibe. This is music to sit back to and get into and let it come over you and flow with it. Music to experience and not talk about to much

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  • Circle Bros : Waves/Peaks - 10" (Vrystaete, 2021)

  • Three variations of screen printed artwork with handnumbered/handstamped insert, this is the green version. Circles Bros is Wim Lecluyse. Originally from The Netherlands but living in Belgium now for many years.  He has been making and releasing his music since 2002, amongst others on his excellent Morc Records label. With his music Circle Bros is submerging you with hypnotic lo-fi ambient and drone music with a folklorish feeling and a psychedelic touch. His work has been shifting from more song based to ambient like pieces or a perfect blending of that / “Waves/Peaks” came into existence when Circles Bros sent me a proposal for an album… but instead of releasing the complete album I proposed to make a record out of the two long mersmerizing tracks which were part of the selection he sent me when in the dialogue about this the working title of one of these tracks turned out to be “Vrystaete” I knew for sure this was the right way for a Circle Bros record on Vrystaete / These two long tracks with a minimal structure are created with minimal means and minimal post-production, the tracks evolved out of shorter pieces and are “stretched” creating this dreamy and otherworldly vibe. This is music to sit back to and get into and let it come over you and flow with it. Music to experience and not talk about to much

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  • Journey of Taro : Gamelan Sketches - 10" (Vrystaete, 2021)

  • Two variations (one dark blue and one black) of screen printed artwork with handstamped and handnumbered insert. “Gamelan Sketches” are studies in Javanese gamelan and electronic music by Journey of Taro (Adrien L’Honoré Naber). The sketches are based on and are part of a collection of music and ideas finding its origin in travelling to Indonesia for more than a decade. During these travels Adrien L’Honoré Naber studied and recorded the music in this region of the world / Journey of Taro is all about tradition collaborating with technology, where old meets new. Gamelan are traditional gong orchestra’s from South East Asia and are fused by Taro with dancefloor music like dubstep and Sound System culture. When Adrien L’Honoré Naber first started going to Indonesia back in 2008 he went on a mission to make field recordings. As companion during his travels he had a MP3 player with him. At that time MP3 players contained about 512 MB so he had to choose his music very carefully. With Amon Tobin, Digital Mystikz, Vex’d and similar artist locked in his headphones he made field recordings over the course of a year and in his head this music started fusing with Indonesian culture / Taro creates an sonic world where he takes you along on his journey’s around different cultures emphasizing the beauty of collaboration, shaping mystical worlds with hypnotizing atmospheres to immerse into stories based on ancient myths, legends and folklore. This is where a blend of gamelan, dub, soundscapes, exotic rhythms, field recordings and underground bass music come together. Selamat dengar dan bersenang senang

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  • Circle Bros : Waves/Peaks - 10" (Vrystaete, 2021)

  • Three variations of screen printed artwork with handnumbered/handstamped insert, this is the yellow version. Circles Bros is Wim Lecluyse. Originally from The Netherlands but living in Belgium now for many years.  He has been making and releasing his music since 2002, amongst others on his excellent Morc Records label. With his music Circle Bros is submerging you with hypnotic lo-fi ambient and drone music with a folklorish feeling and a psychedelic touch. His work has been shifting from more song based to ambient like pieces or a perfect blending of that / “Waves/Peaks” came into existence when Circles Bros sent me a proposal for an album… but instead of releasing the complete album I proposed to make a record out of the two long mersmerizing tracks which were part of the selection he sent me when in the dialogue about this the working title of one of these tracks turned out to be “Vrystaete” I knew for sure this was the right way for a Circle Bros record on Vrystaete / These two long tracks with a minimal structure are created with minimal means and minimal post-production, the tracks evolved out of shorter pieces and are “stretched” creating this dreamy and otherworldly vibe. This is music to sit back to and get into and let it come over you and flow with it. Music to experience and not talk about to much

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  • Kiasmos : Swept - 12" (Erased Tapes, 2015)

  • Following on from their Record Store Day ‘Looped EP’ release, which featured remixes by Dauwd and Lubomyr Melnyk, Kiasmos – made up of Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen – return with three new tracks and a remix by Tale Of Us / Recorded in various locations including Reykjavík and Berlin, the EP opens with ‘Drawn’, a four-minute percussion fuelled track with gentle piano motifs. ‘Gaunt’ features the addition of ambient synths and a drum loop, underpinned by slow-moving chords. Title track ‘Swept’ which the duo offered to fans as a surprise gift in form of a free download card at previous show dates, showcases a more club-oriented beat structure alongside Kiasmos’ signature emotive instrumentation / Closing the EP is a remix from Berlin-based duo Tale of Us who met Kiasmos in London and twist the original downbeat title track into their distinctively dark aesthetic. Pulsating hats and a driving bass loop add pace as the track builds toward an epic breakdown

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  • Rival Consoles : Articulation - LP (Erased Tapes, 2020)

  • Clear vinyl housed in pvc sleeve / Lead track and album centrepiece ‘Articulation’ links the record back to the analogue fluidity and colour of 2016’s Night Melody. The division of varying time signatures, intertwined with a complex structure of notes, creates an expression of a moving structure and conjures a dreamy, motorik energy. Ryan Lee West explains, "The title track is about articulation and playfulness with shape and time. Its structure is very machine-like, but I was really interested in how melody and sense of story could develop out of this, and it became an exploration of mathematical structures — patterns and shapes having a conversation. I love that something on paper can appear rigid and calculated, but then take on new meaning based on the context that surrounds it, or how it changes over time."

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  • Kiasmos : Kiasmos - 2xLP (Erased Tapes, 2014)

  • Black vinyl repress. After dropping several tracks and performing at select festivals throughout the years, Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen dedicated the year 2014 to explore the area in-between Ólafur’s more acoustic, piano-based solo work and Janus’s synth-heavy electro pop, with their collaborative electronic project Kiasmos / By focusing solely on their self-titled debut album, Ólafur and Janus have been able to combine and further develop their unique sound aesthetics to complete an album driven by their mutual love for electronic music. Made in Ólafur’s newly build studio in Reykjavík, Iceland, a majority of the album was recorded using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays. It features a live drummer, string quartet and Ólafur performing on the grand piano, producing an ambient, textured sound, which makes it a perfect home listen and equally danceable record. If you listen closely, you can spot them record the thumb piano, finger snapping and even the sound of the metal grinder of a lighter slowly to replace the usual electronic hi-hat sounds, giving the album a far more intimate and unique atmosphere

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  • Kiasmos : Blurred EP - 12" (Erased Tapes, 2017)

  • Returning to Iceland to focus on fresh material, Kiasmos will release new EP 'Blurred' through Erased Tapes on October 6th. Janus Rasmussen explains: "To write new material felt like a new beginning for us after two years of touring. The plan was to write something a tad darker than our previous stuff. Spring in Reykjavík had other plans though, as this turned out to be our brightest release to date." / Remixes on the EP come from Bonobo and Stimming, each taking Kiasmos' music in fresh directions

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  • Fernand Schirren : Dimanche / Masques / Cartoon Circus - LP (Futura Resistenza, 18)

  • Fernand Schirren was an exceptional musician and composer, rhythm teacher to Bejart and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, silent film accompanist of the Brussels Musee du cinema (now CINEMATEK) from its founding in 1962 until the 1980s, and eccentric collector of pipes and romantic postcards. He chose anything but a traditional historical-oriented approach, and left his avant-garde stamp on the film, dance and music worlds at home and abroad. This compilation gathers never before published works that Schirren specially composed for the short films 'Dimanche' by Edmond Bernhard in 1963, 'Masques' by Jean-Marie Buchet and Marc Lobet in 1959, and Cartoon Circus by Benoit Lamy and Picha in 1972. Some of the most intense and curious soundtracks cinema ever gave us

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  • Will Guthrie : People Pleaser Pt. II - LP (Kythibong, 2021)

  • Nantais by adoption, the Australian Will Guthrie is a discreet star of the international scene of free, experimental and improvised music; over the past fteen years, he has developed an open and personal approach to drums and percussion, skillfully blurring the lines between his brilliant jazz upbringing, his passion for traditional musics, and his inexhaustible interest in experimental and noise creation, with a pronounced taste for a physical and raw approach to sound. With thousands of performances and some fty albums to his credit, the Australian regularly dispenses his vibratory art solo or alongside the best of improvisation; From Oren Ambarchi to Roscoe Mitchell via Jérôme Noetinger, Anthony Pateras, David Maranha, Ava Mendoza, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Keith Rowe or even Mark Fell / In recent months Guthrie has performed with Tunisian singer Ghassen Chiba, toured as part of “All Around”, a performance with Danish dancer choreographer Mette Ingvarsten and founded the Ensemble Nist-Nah, a gamelan orchestra, in the company of eight other percussionists, out of which Black Truf e published an album, with a second on the way. He also found the time to put in shape a second volume of “People Pleaser”, a discographic act between an autographical assessment, the parenthesis and the musical UFO. A singular exercise in Guthrie's discography, “People Pleaser”, a series initiated in 2017, sees the Australian partially put down his drumsticks and wear a producer cap for a result offering a resolutely singular perspective of / on his work with a very personal dimension. On the rst volume, with a cover signed Stephen O'Malley sets the tone by diverting the chamaré Warhol infulenced visual of the album “Unit Structures” by Cecil Taylor / The portrait of the free jazz pianist has been replaced by passport photos of Guthrie. The result is a diversion into a fairly “Pop” aesthetic whose musical content works in a fairly similar way. Four years later, the cover art's undertones are slightly darker and Guthrie hasn't aged a bit on his new passport photo. The twelve tracks of this second “People Pleaser” combine and arrange eld recordings, heady loops, twists, musical quotes stuck on bedside records, recorded moments captured during travels, ghosty voices from low- lands, a police interview tape and imagined exotic sounds ... Guthrie could walk us for hours on his hard drive like looking at a photo album but he chose to build pieces based on this very personal sound material, much like a mixtape, with special care given to how sounds articulate, overlap and collide. He thus invites his heroes and his friends to join him in skilfully chiseled and nely edited imaginary jams

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  • Will Guthrie, Jean-Luc Guionnet : Electric Rag - LP (Ali Buh Baeh, Editions Memoire, 2021)

  • White vinyl, handnumbered / Maxed out and burning hot nasty, Electric Rag brings together the electric organs, electronics and alto sax of Jean-Luc Guionnet, with the closely amplified drums and percussion of Will Guthrie. After years of playing together in the minimalist pointillist free jazz noise core trio ‘The Ames Room’ (with Clayton Thomas on bass) Electric Rag offers up another point of view on a musical history of nearly 15 years of playing together / The 8 titles of Electric Rag draw on their various experience in electronic music, free improvisation and experimental sound research, however the music is deeply rooted in their love of jazz, in its most potent, aggressive and antisocial form

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  • Will Guthrie : People Pleaser - LP (Black Truffle, 2017)

  • Black Truffle presents People Pleaser, the new LP from Nantes-based drummer and percussionist Will Guthrie. Initially rising to prominence in Australia as a drummer in the fields of jazz and improvised music, Guthrie later turned increasingly toward electronics and amplified percussion, developing an idiosyncratic style of electro-acoustic performance characterized by shimmering metallic textures, rapid-fire textural transformations and aggressively high volume.

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  • Tomáš Dvorák : Machinarium Soundtrack - LP (Minority, 2020)

  • Oil-stain vinyl / Repress / Tomas Dvorak's (Floex) soundtrack to the “Machinarium” adventure game by Amanita Design is gorgeous set of compositions ranging from ambient to electro-acoustic and classical music which is wonderful beyond compare. The beauty of greatly orchestrated subtle pieces makes you to sit back and listen in for hours and shifts you into a higher levels of cognition

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  • Masonna : Hate - 2xLP (Urashima, 2021)

  • Gatefold sleeve. Reissue of a rare cassette from 1995 / Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna , of course, is one of most prolific, adventurous, and respected noise artists, making dozens of releases on his own legendary and astonishing label Coquette, presenting them in very limited editions, sometime totally confidential (one sole copy), and reflecting his predilection for 60’s psychedelic music revisited in its own very peculiar way. He transforms his voice into noise, feeding the microphone back through a process of extreme distortion. His shouts become clipped bursts of overloaded sound, doubled and extended by a delay that displace the sounds into stuttered blasts of static. From noise lines, to minimal, warbling expanses, to the ambiences and schizoid thinking effects, it’s a journey into a versatile mind who we clearly never heard enough from

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  • C.C.C.C. : Cosmic Coincidence Control Center - LP+7" (Urashima, 2021)

  • Reissue of Endorphine Factory CD from 1992 / The 1990s were a fascinating moment for music and new idioms of experimental music began to bubble in the underground. While often belonging to highly localized scenes and thus overlooked by a broad listenership in the moment, many of these gestures have proven to be profoundly important and influential and have left an indelible mark on the musical landscapes that have followed in their wake. Particularly notable among others C.C.C.C.'s first album ,Cosmic Coincidence Control Center, that sprang from Japanese noise scene, during what can be considered the "golden age of noise"

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  • Floex : Zorya - LP (Minority, 2020)

  • Black vinyl reissue / Tomas Dvorak’s most profound album up to date is going further in exploration of acoustic music (especially classical minimalism) and contemporary electronic / Album which takes as symbol Slavic night guard goddess “Zorya Polunochnaya” explores more deep, subconscious and nightly moods of music. However don’t be mistaken, this may be also Floex most energetic album - very adventurous, almost storytelling

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  • Floex : Pocustone - LP (Quazi Delict, 2013)

  • Black vinyl. This is the debut album by Floex released May 1st, 2001 / Pocustone goes on a kind of risky journey bridging relatively isolated islands such as electronica, jazz or modern contemporary music. This may stand as quite a wild scheme yet this combination works and comunicates to a listener. An unusual sound results in a very delicate instrumentation combining digital technology with the charm of wood instruments / A weird clarinet album or semi-acoustic downtempo ? Floex  explains: « Electronic doesn’t mean to me just an instrumental, sonic aspect - it is foremost about the aproach of an artist. The way I work and think of wood instruments proceeds in a sort of electronic concept. As for the clarinet - I played it through my childhood so this is quite a natural return to it. » Floex is also the author of the album cover artwork. CD version of the album included multimedia track Candy-ski

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  • Tom Hodge, Floex : Je Suis Karl Soundtrack - LP (Minority, 2021)

  • Black vinyl. Je Suis Karl is a German feature film directed by Christian Schwochow with a screenplay by Thomas Wendrich / After their acclaimed collaborative album "A Portrait Of John Doe" Tom Hodge & Floex renewed their musical companionship to create this soundtrack. The duo created more than an hour of music inspired by the thriller screenplay long before the movie was finished and inevitably many of these ideas and tracks were not included in the actual movie. This official soundtrack has given the pair an opportunity to share not only titles from the film, but also to include many compositions which are not- and are instead unique to the album / During the creative process Tom and Tomas experimented a lot with the texture of the music. While certain classic cinematic elements, especially strings are present, the sonic palette is much richer. It invites the listener into an intense universe of dark heavily-processed material containing deep, melancholic and sometimes even threatening moods

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  • Richard Youngs : CXXI - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Black Truffle is pleased to announce the latest offering from underground legend Richard Youngs. Hyperactive since the late 1980s, Youngs is widely celebrated for his remarkably extensive and varied body of recordings. His works range freely over a vast terrain, wandering from tender acoustic balladry to raging psychedelic noise and orchestral D-beat, always imbued with his distinctive, often mournful, melodic sensibility and irrepressible sense of joyous experimentation. Comprised of two side-long pieces, CXXI carried on the experiments with chance operations used to generate material on many of Youngs’ recent releases. On ‘Tokyo Photograph’, a slowly changing, randomly generated sequence of 121 minor chords played by sine waves and accented with a brushed snare hit on every change provides the harmonic foundation for Youngs’ fragile yet impassioned vocal performance, shards of field recordings and electronics and Sophie Cooper’s long, tape-echoed trombone notes / While the melancholic drift of the chords calls up prime Robert Wyatt sides like Old Rottenhat or Dondestan, only the most vestigial sense of song remains here, as Youngs arranges his minimal ingredients over a spacious fifteen-minute expanse that often drops to nothing more than the rich hum of sine waves. ‘The Unlearning’ carries on directly from the first side, presenting another, more harmonically varied, sequence of randomly generated chords played by sine waves, distressed with tape echo flourishes and sparsely sprinkled with electronic touches. Like some of Youngs’ most single-minded instrumental works in recent years, such as his recordings of foot-played guitar or his shakuhachi pieces, ‘The Unlearning’ is deeply meditative but entirely remote from ambient or minimalist cliches / Named after the number of chord changes on the opening piece and (Chicago-style) the number of records Youngs has released, CXXI arrives in a striking monochrome sleeve featuring play-along chord charts for both pieces. Both rigorously conceptual and endearingly off-the-cuff, CXXI is classic Richard Youngs

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  • Razen : Blue Rot - LP (Hands in the Dark, 2021)

  • Razen are back with a second album on HITD, follow up to last year's release 'Robot Brujo'.On 'Blue Rot', the band introduces a softer palette and a new quartet, as the core duo of multi-instrumentalists Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour is augmented with new band member Berlinde Deman on Serpent and guest Thomas Bloch on Glassharmonica and crystal Baschet / Drawing inspiration from late 19th-Century Symbolist art, 'Blue Rot' summons heartbreak and the perils of isolation in languid, hypnotic modes, laying bare the beauty of stillness, the solitary gaze at drifting clouds.Notwithstanding its hushed and melancholy tone colours, the album provides the listener with the customary disorientation, instrument clashes and tension between stasis and slow-moving development so firmly entrenched in the sound world of Razen.These five improvised pieces offer another testimony to the uniqueness of this outfit, their esoteric ancient-modern approach and to their dedication to explore new ground on each release while managing to sound only like themselves

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  • Rin Howell, Offthesky : aSpiritual - 2xCD (Fluid Audio, 2021)

  • aSpiritual, from offthesky (Jason Corder) and Rin Howell (Psychic Secretary, Luxury Hearse), is comprised of four meditations, which are described as ‘reflections on spirituality, energy, and change’. Singer and oboist Howell and experimental sound artist offthesky both call Denver, Colorado, home. But their real home is located in an entirely different dimension, invisible to the eyes but still having the power of ultimate expression, and undeniably existing in our shared physical reality, and that home lies within their music. What one finds in aSpiritual is mystical music, introspective notes rising up like smoke, able to bewitch listeners with its casting of seductive spells, some kind of magic existing and exiting through the music / The voice is the medium through which all other sounds pass; it’s the primary sound, and without it, the music would feel faint and unable to reach its true potential. Lyrical interpretations are left up to the listener, with an open-ended nature inclining towards the infinite in its possibilities, and making the music feel entirely subjective / Packaging includes 1 x vintage (circa:1878-1958) hardback clothbound book (re-assembled / book binding taped together into CD covers, 15-20 pages of writing / images, 20 x A7 polaroid prints on luxury uncoated paper (designed by Craig Tattersall), 1 x stamped library card, 1 x vintage photograph, 1 x vintage book-mark, 1 x vintage numbered photo negative resting inside original waxed bag, 1 x vintage 35mm slide (hand written / numbered - South Devon), 1 x reel to reel 35mm film, 1 x incense, stamped / hand numbered / scented, all of the above rests inside glassine bags, made with love...

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  • John Cage : Number Pieces / Apartment House - 4xCD Box (Another Timbre, 2021)

  • Individual card wallets with original artwork by Arvinda Gray / A 4-disc box-set with Apartment House playing all of John Cage's 'number pieces' for mid-size ensembles (from 'Five' to 'Fourteen', with 'Four5' as an added extra, along with alternative versions of three of the pieces). These extraordinarily beautiful works were all composed in the last 5 years of the composer's life, as Cage approached his 80th birthday. These recordings by Apartment House are the first recordings for 15 years of almost all of the pieces. An essential release of wonderful but somewhat neglected music

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  • Arkham : Arkham - LP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • Arkham are an early historic Belgian 70's prog-fusion outfit that played eclectic jazz and rock mixtures in the 'Canterbury' vein, inspired by Soft Machine and Egg. Featuring keyboard player Jean-Luc Manderlier who would later join Magma, drummer Daniel Denis who would also move on to Magma as well as Univers Zero, and drummer Patrick Cogneaux / Arkham aren't nearly as dark as Magma or Univers Zero, their jazzy overtones placing them a little closer to Soft Machine. The three musicians, who show some maturity, are obviously pouring their hearts out through out the album, which exudes an intensity that can't be ignored / Never released before on vinyl, the recordings reproduced on this album come from magnetic tapes of some of Arkham's concerts and rehearsals, recorded at various times

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  • Roger Webb : Bartleby (Original Unreleased Soundtrack) - LP (Trunk, 2021)

  • Black vinyl repress / This is really quite something - a blissful mix of British pastoral jazz and serious drum, double bass and string action, sounding like the hip hop loop that everyone has been looking for since time began. Without doubt of of the greatest Trunk LP of all time

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  • Michel Redolfi : Sonic Waters, Underwater Music 1979-1987 - LP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • A work that literally immerses the listener into an acoustical substance. The sound becomes almost like matter, like jelly. Soon, you're swimming in sound, getting lost inside it / With the Sonic Waters project initiated in 1978, my aim was to situate field of electronic music within a liberating and futuristic experience, outside the concert halls and in sync with the development of new instruments - in particular the Synclavier digital synthesizer, the first model of which I acquired in 1977. As concert space, the Pacific Ocean seemed to me to be the ideal experimental medium for both acoustic and cultural reasons. I then developed the aesthetic and technical elements that would contribute to the conception of Underwater Music. Numerous performances would follow spanning four decades, in natural sites or in large public pools such as those of Sydney, Paris or Venice during the 2006 Biennale

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  • Various Artists : Do What You Love - The Trunk Records 25th Anniversary Collection - 2xLP (Trunk, 2021)

  • Silver vinyl with unique David Shrigley sleeve / Incudes unreleased work from Delia Derbyshire, unheard Nogmusic (from Noggin The Nog), newly discovered sounds from the Kirchin tape archive and a sex tape from a boot fayre. And of course loads of other influential, magical and beautiful music that Jonny Trunk has unearthed since 1996. And all housed in a unique David Shrigley sleeve. Just look at the tracklisting. Speaks for itself. From sublime British film music to ridiculous rare recordings that maybe should have never been released. And all musical points in between. It’s all here, including the shortest ever track to hit the top 30. To be honest I could write about four pages of stuff here telling you how incredible and how influential this music and this label really Really is but no one will ever read it. And none of us have time anymore to read such puffery anyway. So just go ahead and look at the tracklist and order it

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  • Various Artists : Do What You Love - The Trunk Records 25th Anniversary Collection - 2xLP (Trunk, 2021)

  • Black vinyl with unique David Shrigley sleeve / 33 incredible tracks from one incredible and hugely influential label, with many cues issued here for the first time. Includes unreleased work from Delia Derbyshire, unheard Nogmusic (from Noggin The Nog), newly discovered sounds from the Kirchin tape archive and a sex tape from a boot fayre. And of course loads of other influential, magical and beautiful music that Jonny Trunk has unearthed since 1996. And all housed in a unique David Shrigley sleeve

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  • Randall McClellan : The Healing Music Of Rana Vol.3 - LP (Aguirre, 2021)

  • Exceptional recordings by this New age maestro. Only recently re-discovered by his friend JD emmanuel & the band Sun Araw. Originally released on cassette in 1983 and now for the first time available on 180gr. vinyl. For fans of Joanna Brouk, JD Emmanuel and Pauline-Anna Strom / Randall McClellan was a founding member of the electronic music studio at the Eastman School of Music in 1967 where he later received a Ph.D. in Composition, Theory and Musicology. A growing interest in North Indian music and vocal technique prompted him to develop his personal compositional practice into an active platform for inducing altered states of mind. He constructed his concerts to be spaces for harmonization of mind and body through a musical practice informed by his esoteric studies of ancient mystery schools and sacred geometry, believing these to be primarily teachings on intentional resonance / This album is the third volume in the series, previously issued as a cassette in 1983, and part of the cassette box set published by Sun Ark in 2013. This music is based on principles outlined in Randall’s book, The Healing Forces of Music: History, Theory and Practice. These compositions are selected for their meditational and healing abilities. EQ settings of treble and bass levels determine the music's effect upon you. Please explore until the most comfortable settings are found

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  • Randall McClellan : The Healing Music Of Rana Vol.1 - 2xLP (Aguirre, 2021)

  • Exceptional recordings by this New age maestro. Only recently re-discovered by his friend JD emmanuel & the band Sun Araw. Originally released on cassette in 1983 and now for the first time available on 180gr. vinyl. For fans of Joanna Brouk, JD Emmanuel and Pauline-Anna Strom / Randall McClellan was a founding member of the electronic music studio at the Eastman School of Music in 1967 where he later received a Ph.D. in Composition, Theory and Musicology. A growing interest in North Indian music and vocal technique prompted him to develop his personal compositional practice into an active platform for inducing altered states of mind. He constructed his concerts to be spaces for harmonization of mind and body through a musical practice informed by his esoteric studies of ancient mystery schools and sacred geometry, believing these to be primarily teachings on intentional resonance / This album is the first volume in the series, previously issued as a cassette in 1983, and part of the cassette box set published by Sun Ark in 2013. This music is based on principles outlined in Randall’s book, The Healing Forces of Music: History, Theory and Practice. These compositions are selected for their meditational and healing abilities. EQ settings of treble and bass levels determine the music's effect upon you. Please explore until the most comfortable settings are found

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  • Thomas Tilly : Codex Amphibia (Phonotaxis) - CD (Aposiopèse, 2021)

  • Leporello 5 pages + booklet 24 pages / Video teaser of the sound art and herpetology project realized by Thomas Tilly (composer) and Antoine Fouquet (Research associate at The French National Center for Scientific Research) during the frogs explosive breeding phenomenon, french Guiana 2016-2018. Pictures by Antoine Fouquet, Thomas Tilly and Audric Broux / This Pieces are part of a both scientific and artistic collaborative project conducted with Herpetologist Antoine Fouquet, research associate at French National Center for Scienctific Research Cnrs. These compositions follow Codex amphibia (an interpretation of the explosive breeding), released in 2018 on Glistening Examples.This work has benefited from an "Investissement d'Avenir" grant managed by Agence Nationale de la Recherche (CEBA, ref. ANR-10-LABX-25-01), and has been supported by Le Lieur Multiple, Jazz à Poitiers, Césaré, Studio d'en Haut, and has benefited of the grand "Brouillon d'un rêve, Pierre Schaeffer", by SCAM

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  • Jérôme Noetinger, Lionel Fernandez : Outer Blanc - LP (Sonoris, 2021)

  • Highly electrified guitar, anamorphosed, perforated, and tainted by all sorts of effects, implodes its rage and its urgency in the magnetic nets of a tape recorder as cannibal as it is destructive. From various recordings Lionel Fernandez & Jérôme Noetinger have created and produced these ten pieces: big, biting, dangerous and acerbic – like the intoxicated meeting of a chainsaw and a microphone. Real garage music: grease, gutted car bodies and outdated alternators, like a soundtrack ripped from an unreleased Tobe Hooper film

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  • Kevin Drumm : Inexplicable Hours - 2xLP+CD (Sonoris, 2018)

  • Inexplicable Hours is the sequel of the successful six-CD boxset Elapsed Time, also released by Sonoris in 2017. The first LP documents a new direction in his music, with some of his last electroacoustic experimentations with audio generators, field recordings, and various electronic devices. The second one explores the same ambient/drone territories as the boxset, with tracks less static and more complex than it appears on the first listen. And as always with recent Kevin Drumm’s music there’s a sense of majesty, of mystery and a melancholic beauty that is uniquely his own

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  • In Be Tween Noise, Steve Roden : Every Color Moving (1988-2003) - 6xCD Box (Sonoris, 2016)

  • “Every Color Moving” consists of 6 discs, covering 7 hours of the 15 first years of steve roden musical activities. the first 4 discs contain unreleased works and impossible to find small editions. The last 2 discs offer a selection of tracks made for compilations during the same period. from the surprising early experiments to the development of his often imitated but never equalled ‘Lowercase’ aesthetic, these are some of Roden’s earliest works, documenting numerous rare and unreleased recordings / The discs are accompanied with a 32 page booklet with an essay and extended track notes, written by the artist

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  • Steve Roden : A Thousand Breathing Forms - 6xCD Box (Sonoris, 2017)

  • 'A thousand breathing forms' is a selection of unreleased or hard to locate works from 2003 to 2008, a very prolific and creative period for Steve Roden / The boxset is centered on his hard-to-describe loop based sound works that are uniquely his own (such as Stars of ice, A Christmas play) but also includes the conceptual 'One hour as the bumps of surfaces' and more 'musical' works on cd4 / Disc 7 is an original copy of A Slow Moving Boat, included as a bonus in each box set

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  • Steve Roden : The Radio - Airria (Hanging Garden) - Vein Stem Is Calm - LP (Sonoris, 2021)

  • Sonoris is pleased to announce the release both on vinyl and cd, with a new mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi, of some important works from the influential and respected artist Steve Roden. These tracks, which mix conceptual composition and musicality, transcend the ambient or lowercase categories too quickly applied to his music, due to its ghostly beauty / In the tradition of John Cage’s Cartridge music amplified objects, Steve Roden extracts a fine and delicate music through his manipulation of specific objects, with an apparent simplicity that hides a captivating magic. Whilst reinventing a form of ambient music which is discreet and atmospheric, Steve Roden delivers sound textures, gives shape to color swatches, traces vibrant frequencies and creates visual art objects / Roden, both a visual and a sound artist often tagged as minimal for want of a better description, builds the sound design of a life, a new construction for the future which encompasses architecture, visual arts, and painting in a single form

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  • Alina Kalancea : The 5th Apple - 2xLP (Störung, 2018)

  • Black vinyl / ‘The 5th Apple’ is the debut album of sound artist Alina Kalancea, produced at Störung Studios between 2017 and 2018. The album is both a deep spoken word within an impressive sound structure whilst also being a multilayered sonic composition complimented by profound introspections. The way string instruments, field recordings, voices and other sources have been intimately utilised to enhance the profundity and power of the spoken word is remarkable. The truths exposed, the fears revealed, the images created with text, all appear more incisive, more definitive, more compelling. On the other hand, the insight and understanding the texts profess provide meaning to the sound sequences. The hypnotic loops receding into the background, the deep and pulsating reverberations, the water dropping frequencies, the disturbing and unsettling string sounds become spaces where what has been conveyed or what it has awoken in ourselves can unfold, or recede into the unknown / It is an impressive journey, along which sound artists Alex Gámez (Asférico), Julia Kent and Raven Bush have collaborated, producing astonishingly rich sonic environments and venturing into inner abysses, fears and repressed emotions on the way. If we listen close enough we will find an incredibly elaborate and meticulous sound composition with remarkable subtleties, layers and sonic nuances, if we plunge deep enough we may find the prowling fictions which stand in the way of life and could even discover some liberating truths

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  • Alina Kalancea : The 5th Apple - 2xLP (Störung, 2018)

  • Marble vinyl, handnumbered and signed / ‘The 5th Apple’ is the debut album of sound artist Alina Kalancea, produced at Störung Studios between 2017 and 2018. The album is both a deep spoken word within an impressive sound structure whilst also being a multilayered sonic composition complimented by profound introspections. The way string instruments, field recordings, voices and other sources have been intimately utilised to enhance the profundity and power of the spoken word is remarkable. The truths exposed, the fears revealed, the images created with text, all appear more incisive, more definitive, more compelling. On the other hand, the insight and understanding the texts profess provide meaning to the sound sequences. The hypnotic loops receding into the background, the deep and pulsating reverberations, the water dropping frequencies, the disturbing and unsettling string sounds become spaces where what has been conveyed or what it has awoken in ourselves can unfold, or recede into the unknown / It is an impressive journey, along which sound artists Alex Gámez (Asférico), Julia Kent and Raven Bush have collaborated, producing astonishingly rich sonic environments and venturing into inner abysses, fears and repressed emotions on the way. If we listen close enough we will find an incredibly elaborate and meticulous sound composition with remarkable subtleties, layers and sonic nuances, if we plunge deep enough we may find the prowling fictions which stand in the way of life and could even discover some liberating truths

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  • Kim Cascone : Anti-Musical Celestial Forces - CD (Störung, 2009)

  • Field recordings from around the world brought into the studio for processing and compositonal treatments

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  • Francisco López : Untitled #281 - CD (Störung, 2014)

  • Special transparent packaging designed by Alex Prieto / Untitled #281 was created by extreme mutation and evolution of bird calls from original recordings carried out over a period of fifteen years (1995-2010) in multiple wilderness locations of Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru. The most dramatic antithesis of any "birdsong" piece you could imagine

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  • Ted Curson : Pop Wine - LP (Souffle Continu, 2021)

  • Originally released on Futura in 1971 / Originally from Philadelphia, invited to New York by Miles Davis, playing at Antibes in 1960 with Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy, here is trumpeter Ted Curson in 1971… in Paris. With him, a legendary trio: Georges Arvanitas (piano), Jacky Samson (double bass) and Charles Saudrais (drums). A new transatlantic alliance in the service of jazz of all kinds: classic, modal, fusion and even free… Pop Wine is – between Coltrane and Miles with a nod to roots in the club the Caveau de la Huchette – an explosive cocktail but which leaves no stains !

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  • Michel Portal : Alors!!! - LP (Souffle Continu, 2021)

  • Originally released on Futura in 1970 / Could the missing link between Eric Dolphy and Albert Ayler be the Michel Portal of 1970? After having worked alongside François Tusques defending a free jazz “made in France”, we find him here, heading up an international quintet of which each member is on fire: John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin and Jean-Pierre Drouet. The quintet had full leeway to break out the free-form in long ambient tracks to compose this Alors!!! which leaves listeners with just one word to say: More!

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  • Edgar Valcárcel : Composiciones Electrónicas Para Los Andes (1967 - 2006) - LP (Buh, 2019)

  • Edgar Valcárcel is responsible for introducing locally the new languages of the international musical avant-garde, in a meeting with the legacies of Peruvian native music, where the folkloric material was used under very free and abstract conceptions - for the first time on vinyl!

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  • Walter Smetak, Conjunto de Microtons : Interregno - LP (Buh, 2021)

  • With "Interregno" (1980), the Swiss composer and inventor of instruments, based in Brazil, Walter Smetak, opened a new field of exploration within his own musical universe, which combines Afro-Brazilian ritual traditions, theosophy, microtonal studies, collective improvisation and the use of unconventional musical instruments. In this second album by Smetak, microtonal guitars take center stage in combination with an electric organ, supplemented by instruments created by the artist / This reissue reproduces the much sought after 1980 edition published by Discos Marcus Pereira. It includes the catalog of instruments used and presents the remastered audio

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  • Jardín : Maqui De Hierro - LP (Buh, 2019)

  • Jardín was made up of Orlando Ramírez and Raúl Gómez, and has been a true cult band of Lima's experimental underground since they made themselves known at the end of the 1990s, when they started playing at electronic music venues as well as in the context of art performances and contemporary dance events. "Maqui de hierro", their fourth published work, defined the sonic universe of the duo, in which electronic cosmic experimentation converges with hypnotic rhythmic patterns inspired by ritual percussion music from the Amazon, using console feedback processed by pedals, drum machines and ocarinas / Jardín's work can be related to that of other great luminaries of rhythmic repetition such as Silver Apples, Suicide, Esplendor Geométrico or Pansonic, a sound that finds in "Maqui de Hierro" a singular incarnation: metallic drum machines that lead the trance between echoes and layers of reverberant sounds, in a kind of rhythmic drone dub trip. Appeared in cassette format in 2005, "Maqui de Hierro" collects recordings of 2002 and 2003, made during intense and unforgettable concerts, as well as in recorded sessions at the duo's private haven known as Cuarto Azul, located in an industrial zone of Lima / Recorded entirely live and direct to open reel tape, "Maqui de hierro" is now published for the first time in vinyl format, as part of the Essential Sounds collection, with which Buh Records discloses a series of fundamental albums of Peruvian sound experimentation

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  • Ale Hop : Apophenia - LP (Buh, 2019)

  • Ale Hop’s Apophenia suggests possible and reimagined South American geographies Along with atomized field recordings and sound samples she recollected from video archives from her homeland, Peru, the composer interweaves unknown territories, by mimicking mountains and oceans, but also grey skies and violent cities, with droning and shrieking textures of electric guitars mixed with spoken chatters and sizzles. The LP is accompanied by two black and white images from the Peruvian photographer Gihan Tubbeh that withhold the same poetic nature of the music through visual rhymes expressed on fragments of landscapes

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  • Walter Smetak : Smetak - LP (Buh, 2021)

  • This reissue reproduces the much sought after original 1974 edition, published by Phillips. It includes the catalog of instruments used, adds a brochure with new photos and presents the remastered audio. The liner notes were written by Caetano Veloso. An emblematic figure of the Brazilian avant-garde and a key part of the cultural climate that made the rise of tropicália possible, Walter Smetak was a Swiss musician and inventor of instruments who developed his career in Brazil / "Smetak" (1974), his debut album, was produced by Caetano Veloso and Roberto Santana, and had the support of Gilberto Gil. It sums up a personal universe that combines Afro-Brazilian ritual traditions, theosophy, microtonal studies, collective improvisation and the use of unconventional musical instruments

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  • Ale Hop : The Life of Insects - LP (Buh, 2020)

  • The composer began to craft the album The Life of Insects after spending one month living with different types of insects in her home studio, which she bought from a local insect dealer in Berlin and built little terrariums to record them for the sound design of a film she was working on / Nonetheless, the album is not comprised of compositions based specifically on sound recordings of the insects, but it unfolds as an imagined world recomposed through speculated narrative and abstract elements that seek to portray their lives, assembling sounding stories that could be re-constructed in the mind of the active listener / For this purpose, the artist came up with a musical language that could hold this fictional universe, comprised principally of several layers and textures of guitars that mimic environmental and atmospheric sounds

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  • Annea Lockwood : Becoming Air / Into the Vanishing Point - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Following on from the acclaimed Tiger Balm / Amazonia Dreaming / Immersion LP (BT028), Black Truffle is thrilled to present two major new instrumental works from legendary sound artist and experimental composer Annea Lockwood. Demonstrating the ever evolving and radically open nature of Lockwood’s practice, these two recent works were developed in close collaboration with their performers / 2018’s ‘Becoming Air’ was created in league with trumpeter Nate Wooley, while 2019’s ‘Into The Vanishing Point’ was a collaboration with New York-based piano/percussion outfit Yarn/Wire / Presented in a stunning gatefold cover with liner notes by Lockwood, Wooley and Yarn/Wire, Becoming Air/Into the Vanishing Point is a testament to the generosity and experimentation that continue to characterise the work of this extraordinary artist, active for over fifty years

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  • Les Yeux Interdits, Ian Martin, Das Ding : Tear Apart Tapes (The 7-inches) - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2021)

  • You would think that a small country like the Netherlands has very few isolated places, but buried in the south-west corner you will find the region of Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen. Just before the Westerscheldetunnel was built in 2003, the area was only reachable by ferry or over land through Belgium. By the late 1970s, in the region's small city of Terneuzen, a group of like-minded music lovers were inspired by punk music and formed a series of bands together. A number of the musicians first met in high school, and it is here where we find Danny Bosten (Das Ding) and his label Tear Apart Tapes / If you played music you had to have a label to release it and because you had a label you needed to make music. It was a logical and circular process, and despite being isolated, nothing stopped them from bringing new music to Terneuzen. Up till today the label releases cassettes just like in the olden days as well as a string of 7-inches with new music by Das Ding, Les Yeux Interdits and Ian Martin. Each of these releases carries a similar visual aesthetic to the label's early 1980s output. All of them sold out quickly, but luckily they are now collected here on this LP

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  • Kimberly Clark : First of May - 7" (Futura Resistenza, 2021)

  • Melancholic guitar songs made of endless loops in D minor, overlaid with crooked voices. This 7-inch single is a product of a couple of recording sessions during some dark and misty, bone chilling nights in Finland and a sweaty, hot summer's day in Rotterdam in 2019. Played with the same naivety of when you were heading to your first Labour Day demonstration as a fifteen-year-old teen

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  • Blue Chemise : Flower Studies - LP (B.A.A.D.M., 2021)

  • “Flower Studies”, the enchanting third album by Australia’s Blue Chemise, consists of eight intimate, delicate and touching ‘études’, reflecting Mark Gomes’ introspective musings on a series of floral studies by 19th-century French photographer Adolphe Braun (1812-1877)

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  • Costin Miereanu : Luna Cinese - LP (Dialogo, 2021)

  • Reissue from Cramps Nova Musicha – n.7 originally issued in 1975 / Costin Miereanu is a Romanian composer and performer of experimental music, whose composi- tional style features a sensuous sonic fabric by combining of Satie’s techniques with an abstraction of Romanian traditional music. Many of his works include visual components. Miereanu has com- posed works that are aleatoric and in the style of Musique concre?te for orchestra and chamber or- chestra, often with the employment of tape-recording equipment, as well as works for the theatre / Luna Cinese, his rst o cial ‘proper’ record consisting of two long movements (one for each side of the LP), was originally released on the Italian Cramps Records label as the 7th volume of the Nova Musicha series dedicated to contemporary avant-garde composers, and is now made available again on Dialogo in a faithful reproduction of the original gatefold cover artwork that also includes an inner sleeve with the English translation of the liner notes

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  • David Tudor : Microphone - LP (Dialogo, 2021)

  • Reissue from Cramps Nova Musicha – n.16 originally issued in 1978 / David Eugene Tudor (January 20, 1926 – August 13, 1996) was an American pianist and com- poser of experimental music. Originally an organist, he went on to become one of the leading performers of avant-garde piano music, giving rst or early performances of works by, to name a few, Pierre Boulez, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Wol , and La Monte Young. Tudor is particularly associated with John Cage, who wrote a number of compositions for him / His solo record Microphone was originally released on the Italian Cramps Records label as the 16th volume of the Nova Musicha series dedicated to contemporary avant-garde composers, Mi- crophone is now made available again on Dialogo in a faithful reproduction of the original gate- fold cover artwork, including also an inner sleeve with the English translation of the liner notes

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  • Cindytalk : Wappinschaw - LP (Dais, 2021)

  • Clear red vinyl. First ever reissue of this post-punk masterpiece! Cindytalk is the mercurial, expressionist outlet of Scottish artist Cinder. An evolution of her early 1980's Edinburgh-based punk band The Freeze, she launched the project upon moving to London, inspired by the crossroads of exploratory UK post-punk and early European industrial / Her work thrives on chance and transformation, collaging elements of noise, balladry, soundtrack, catharsis, and improvisation. After a series of celebrated albums for the Midnight Music label as well as collaborations with This Mortal Coil and Cocteau Twins, Cinder migrated to the United States, becoming involved with various underground techno collectives around the Midwest and West Coast / Subsequent relocations to Hong Kong and Japan further expanded Cindytalk's horizons, resulting in a fruitful partnership with Viennese experimental institution Editions Mego, for whom she released five full-lengths of swooning, granular atmosphere. 2021 finds her as engaged as ever, at the precipice of long-awaited back catalog reissues alongside multiple new works, guided by her lasting love of discovery and deviation: “new pathways always being uncovered."

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  • Space Afrika : Honest Labour - LP (Dais, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / Manchester UK’s Space Afrika make music of what they term “overlapping moments” – oblique mosaics of dialogue, rhythm, texture, and shadow, half-heard through a bus window on a rainy night. Honest Labour, the group's first full-length since 2020's landmark hybtwibt? (have you been through what i’ve been through?) mixtape, expands the project's palette with classical strings, shimmering guitar, and visionary vocal cameos, leaning further into their enigmatic fusion of ambient unrest and cosmic downtempo. It's a sound both fogged and fragmented, at the axis of song craft and sound design, born from and for the yearning solitudes of life under lockdown

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  • Cindytalk : The Wind Is Strong… - LP (Dais, 2021)

  • Long out of print, the album remains one of the most elusive and adventurous in the Cindytalk discography, a mix of musique concréte, haunted reverie, and desolate beauty. Even unaccompanied by their intended visuals, this is overtly cinematic music, conjuring forests at dusk and shadowed corridors, equal parts remote and reflective. Cinder cites a belief that “all sound is music,” which fully manifests here, utilizing tape hiss, ticking clocks, flicking flames, and distant whispers as evocative accents in tapestries of luminous negative space / Cindytalk is the mercurial, expressionist outlet of Scottish artist Cinder. An evolution of her early 1980's Edinburgh-based punk band The Freeze, she launched the project upon moving to London, inspired by the crossroads of exploratory UK post-punk and early European industrial. Her work thrives on chance and transformation, collaging elements of noise, balladry, soundtrack, catharsis, and improvisation. After a series of celebrated albums for the Midnight Music label as well as collaborations with This Mortal Coil and Cocteau Twins, Cinder migrated to the United States, becoming involved with various underground techno collectives around the Midwest and West Coast / Subsequent relocations to Hong Kong and Japan further expanded Cindytalk's horizons, resulting in a fruitful partnership with Viennese experimental institution Editions Mego, for whom she released five full-lengths of swooning, granular atmosphere. 2021 finds her as engaged as ever, at the precipice of long-awaited back catalog reissues alongside multiple new works, guided by her lasting love of discovery and deviation: “new pathways always being uncovered.”

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  • Coil : Presents Time Machines - 2xLP (Dais, 2021)

  • Green & black splatter on clear vinyl / Starting as a rough demo tape recorded solely by Coil member Drew McDowall, Time Machines started to take full form when McDowall enthusiastically delivered these demo recordings to Balance and Christopherson as sketches for a new Coil project with the primary goal of shifting Coil’s sound further into a more conceptually abstract direction. Largely recorded in 1997 using single takes with minimal post production, these four drones contain every intended fluctuation and tone, along with every glitch of the original – “Artifacts generated by your listening environment are an intrinsic part of the experience.”

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  • Space Afrika : Honest Labour - LP (Dais, 2021)

  • Black vinyl / Manchester UK’s Space Afrika make music of what they term “overlapping moments” – oblique mosaics of dialogue, rhythm, texture, and shadow, half-heard through a bus window on a rainy night. Honest Labour, the group's first full-length since 2020's landmark hybtwibt? (have you been through what i’ve been through?) mixtape, expands the project's palette with classical strings, shimmering guitar, and visionary vocal cameos, leaning further into their enigmatic fusion of ambient unrest and cosmic downtempo. It's a sound both fogged and fragmented, at the axis of song craft and sound design, born from and for the yearning solitudes of life under lockdown

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  • Perila : How Much Time It Is Between You And Me? - LP (Smalltown Supersound, 2021)

  • Perila, the moniker of Berlin-based electronic musician Aleksandra Zakharenko, announces her debut album, How Much Time it is Between You and Me?, out June 25th on Smalltown Supersound, and today presents its lead single, “Fallin Into Space,” a track full of levitating synth and pulses of organic noise. With a sound world so specific and transportive, Zakharenko’s ambient music is filled with detail and movement akin to hauntological musique concrète touched by song / Raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Zakharenko moved to Berlin six years ago, finding her place almost immediately at Berlin Community Radio. Regular work with expressionistic field recordings and electronic sound research eventually led Zakharenko to develop her own podcast series, WET (Weird Erotic Tension), combining her evocative, atmospheric music with erotic spoken word poetry. After a handful of early cassette releases as Perila — a project name originally used for her BCR show — Zakharenko has arrived at Smalltown Supersound for her debut full-length, a self-described “immersive experience into self” viewed through a “silence prism” where everyday sounds usually ignored felt amplified

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  • Ulver : Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - 2xLP (House Of Mythology, 2021)

  • 2 x 180-gram white vinyl, a thick (350gsm) gatefold sleeve, white poly-lined disco bags and plastic protection sleeve / Hexahedrondocuments the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulvershows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve –The Ulver Story, published last year. Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts

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  • Ulver : Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - 2xLP (House Of Mythology, 2021)

  • 2 x 180-gram clear blue vinyl, a thick (350gsm) gatefold sleeve, white poly-lined disco bags and plastic protection sleeve / Hexahedrondocuments the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulvershows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve –The Ulver Story, published last year. Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts

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  • Boards of Canada : Twoism - 12" (Warp, 2013)

  • ‘Twoism’ retains a cult status elevated above even Boards of Canada’s sought after albums and the pressing to vinyl of this early EP as part of the duo’s series of repressings from Warp seems long overdue. From the opening distant chiming synths of ‘Sixtyniner’, which settle within faded hip-hop beats, this is music that exerts a rare and magical power through sounds that suggest and entice / ‘Melissa Juice’ displays a sense of depth one would have thought impossible to achieve with the naïve sounds employed, as two Tomorrow’s World synths delicately wrap around one another and a degraded shuffle pins down this ambiguous and understated texture / The title track allows the percussion to dominate more, with slowly undulating synth pitches inducing a sea-sick melancholy, while in ‘See Ya Later’ melodic elements appear to be continually receding into the distance with synths so saturated by tape decay that they sound like memories of orchestral brass. It’s tough to pick highlights from such a commanding set of tracks, but, if pushed, one might turn towards the destroyed breakbeat stutters of ‘Basefree’ or closer ‘1986 Summer Fires’, which must rank as one of Boards’ most powerful ambient cuts, where a plaintive synth chorale appears to decay on itself as tape distortions subtly accumulate

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  • Ulver : Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - 2xLP (House Of Mythology, 2021)

  • 2 x 180-gram clear vinyl, a thick (350gsm) gatefold sleeve, white poly-lined disco bags and plastic protection sleeve / Hexahedrondocuments the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulvershows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve –The Ulver Story, published last year. Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts

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  • Tülay German, François Rabbath : Tülay German & François Rabbath - LP (Zehra, 2021)

  • Remastered vinyl reissues of the two essential albums by Turkish folk singer Tülay German, starting with the self-titled release (1980) and followed by "Hommage to Nazim Hikmet" (1982) in early 2022 / Referring heavily on turkish poets and the tradition of asiks (singer-poets and wandering bards) these two albums represent unique and modern interpretations of turkish folk songs unmatched to this day. A matured artist with full conviction at the height of her powers! Back in the 60s Tülay German (*1935 in Istanbul, Turkey) shook the turkish music landscape with several 7" records. Most notably her first 7" record "Burçak Tarlasi" (1964) is now considered the cornerstone of what was to become the Anadolu Rock/ Pop movement and underlines her rebellious nature and sense of justice

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  • Amelia Cuni : Parampara Festival 13.3.1992 - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Black Truffle is pleased to announce Parampara Festival 13.3.1992, a stunning performance by Amelia Cuni captured live in Berlin almost thirty years ago. Milanese by birth and resident in Berlin for many years, Cuni lived in India for over a decade, studying the classical vocal style of dhrupad under masters of the form / Though perhaps known to many listeners primarily through her performances of the vocal music of John Cage and collaborations with Werner Durand and Terry Riley, she is recognised internationally as one of the great contemporary proponents of traditional dhrupad singing. These recordings document her performance at the 1992 Parampara Festival at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, a landmark event celebrating the global spread of Indian classical music, bringing together Indian teachers with their international students

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  • Reinier Van Houdt, Alvin Curran : Dead Beats - 2xCD (Moving Furniture, 2019)

  • Gatefold digifile / The piano has always been at the core of Alvin Curran's oeuvre. Granted, you'd expect a statement like that from the liner notes to a collection of his piano pieces. In this case, however, he's said so himself, in a candid interview with sound artist Andrew Liles: "It’s the focal point and kind of a totem for all my work in music." Certainly, thanks in part to a cycle like "Inner Cities", which spans twenty years of his career, it has become a sort of constant in a catalogue with very few constants, the perfect tool for a composer who likes to think beyond tools. Still, the bond between Curran and the piano has always been one of attraction and repulsion...

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  • Jos Smolders, Jim O'Rourke : Additive Inverse - CD (Moving Furniture, 2021)

  • The first time Jos Smolders & Jim O'Rourke team up for a collaboration. What if sounds were to fold in on themselves? Quite quickly after being 'born', even. Only to be released back into the 'normal' world of linear projection and moving waveforms from a resonant source to the ear drum to hearing and listening, some album length later? / Through a looking glass of sorts, as if emerging from an anechoic chamber through the backdoor. From absolute silence into all hearing, all sound anew, flooding over, rushing in. A ghostly aural universe with perspective shift, familiar knowns flipped upside down and inside out / Could this inverted aural space be the one which is always there to begin with, like the inverse of an acoustic emission - the literal backside of the speaker? The inverse as diametrically opposed or quintessentially other, but with identical value and properties. The hitherto unheard side as sine qua non to the heard. This collaboration between Jos Smolders and Jim O'Rourke offers a unique opportunity to investigate the intricate, topological complexities of (deep) hearing and its inverse; an exploration into the very essence of sound herself

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  • Kangding Ray : Solens Arc - 2xLP (Raster, 2021)

  • A stone thrown, just to watch it fly. A projectile launched for the sole purpose of drawing a ballistic trajectory in the sky. The »Solens Arc« is what remains after the subtraction of the goal; a simple parabolic curve defined by gravity, impulse and starting angle. No target to hit, no catharsis to wait for, just the beauty of the flight / »Solens Arc« is Kangding Ray’s forth album on raster and the follow-up to »The Pentaki Slopes« EP. The twelve tracks of this record are assembled in the form of four "arcs", one for each side of the double LP. The different sequences are arranged seamlessly into dense, evolving compositions, while keeping their autonomy and role in the global dramaturgy / Pointillist serial loops and disintegrated melodic textures morph into abrasive rave anthems, broken club rhythms are refitted into uneven patterns, like deconstructivist sound architectures. Industrial techno stompers dissolve into granular sound waves and filtered space pads, before being overtaken by cinematic drums and rising arpeggios

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  • Atom™ : 0.9 - 12" (Raster, 2020)

  • After their successful collaboration on <3, Atom™ and X1N are back, this time presenting the 4 track EP »0.9«. It contains both the opening and closing tracks of <3 as well as their corresponding mutations. While »0.9 (Almost a Unit)« was remixed by Esplendor Geométrico, »Almost a Unit (0.9)« got reworked by Peter van Hoesen. »Both renditions contribute amplified iterations of inherent attributes of <3« as X1N eloquently states. On a side note it may be mentioned that in mathematics, the expression »0.999...« is considered being identical to 1. Meditating over that very fact may tell you a lot about our current reality

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  • Christina Vantzou, Jan Matthé, Christophe Piette, Lieven Martens : Serrisme - CD (Edições CN, 2021)

  • Invited by the town of Hoeilaart and with the support of the Flemish Heritage Fund we create this special document: a CD and a 32 pages booklet. Through photography, text, music, and sound we log a unique and peculiar culture: the grape cultivation under glass in Hoeilaart, a small village just below Brussels. Step with us inside the greenhouse, inside the confined world of the greenhouse workers

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  • Coen Oscar Polack : Haarlemmerhout - LP (Moving Furniture, 2020)

  • One look at the sleeve of Haarlemmerhout, the new album by Dutch electronic musician Coen Oscar Polack, and you immediately know he is a romantic soul: blossoming trees in spring and blue skies with fluffy clouds. It’s urban escapism. It's the park in which you want to get away from other people, it’s the place you want to forget time. And that is also what he wants his music to sound like / Coen Oscar Polack made a name for himself on the Dutch Narrominded label. With The Skipping Monk (2009) he took us on a sound documentary through India, and on his last offering, Fathomless (2013), a collaboration with IDM-artist Herman Wilken from Hydrus, he made a soundtrack for an expedition to the depths of the arctic ocean and the inaccessible mangroves in the Bay of Bengal. After several collabs with the noise lords of Glice, Polack is finally back with a full solo album. For Haarlemmerhout he seeks inspiration closer to home, in his hometown of Haarlem, and guess what: he never sounded more exotic / Haarlemmerhout is a park in the south of Haarlem, made famous in the book Camera Obscura (1839) by Romantic writer Nicolaas Beets. On his album, Polack gets really close to everything in the park and pulls you into the fiber. He uses local field recordings of pigs from the petting zoo and bird traveling northwards from Africa to their homes in the north. He tears the sounds apart and builds them up with layers of synths and electronics. It’s a thin line between reality and synthesis, and that’s exactly the point. Like a heavenly merge between the pristine field recordings of Chris Watson and the sweeping electronics of William Basinksi

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  • Anla Courtis, Daniel Menche : Cuspa Llullu - LP (Moving Furniture, 2020)

  • For its second collaboration release, Daniel Menche & Anla Courtis go further and deeper into their previous steps. “Cuspa Llullu” is an intense journey through a kaleidoscopic sound labyrinth which seems to come from nowhere/everywhere / Side A moves into metallic corridors with multi-layered surfaces which keep changing until its last second. Side B begins outdoors but somehow it soon starts visiting several inner regions until it reaches its final climax / But what is exactly the sound matter moving around on these tracks? Sounds here are not inert samples; there’re vibrating beings full of life and in constant mutation. Frequency-lifeforms moving everywhere in ways that can be only appreciated if we’re able to listen not only with the ears but with the whole body. The strange animal on the cover might serve a metaphor of these organic sound-form entities which proliferate around within the habitat of this album. Recorded between Portland and Buenos Aires, this sound collaboration reveals a sonic world that seems to have its own existence somewhere in the Geosphere and maybe also beyond

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  • Tapage, Gareth Davis : States - LP (Moving Furniture, 2019)

  • States started out as a live electronics setup. The first version combined analogue feedback with digital manipulations which resulted in a self-balancing and self-generating chaotic system, capable of producing deep, melodic and textured soundscapes. The States setup went through a series of revisions and alternative versions, each playing with the same basic ingredients, mixed up and prepared in various ways. In the summer of 2017, Tijs started to collaborate with Gareth Davis, well renowned for his work with contemporary and experimental music on the bass clarinet. During an inspired series of recording sessions at Steim, the States setup was reinvented once again and lifted up through the spacious and engaging interplay between reed and recursion

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  • BJ Nilsen : Focus Intensity Power - LP (Moving Furniture, 2018)

  • For his inaugural LP for Moving Furniture Records the Amsterdam based Swedish sound artist BJ Nilsen turns his intense aural focus and compelling narrative power away from his well-known and much lauded predilection for field recordings of organic nature or the urban built environment. The five pieces presented on this record capture Nilsen during a short residency he did in the Fall of 2017 at Willem Twee Electronic Music Studio in Den Bosch, The Netherlands – five documents these are of improvised sessions using modular synthesizers, tone generators and test and measurement instruments

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  • Jon Wesseltoft, Balazs Pandi : Terreng - LP (Moving Furniture, 2019)

  • With Terreng the duo of Jon Wesseltoft & Balazs Pandi present their first vinyl release. An overwhelming LP by this powerful duo on electronics and drums. A highly dynamic blend of improvisation, and a narrowly constructed electro-acoustic narrative / TERRENG- a constitution of an open-ended landscape of contrasts defining space both in time and depth. a set of structuring elements forming by its positionally interaction a common platform created through its dimensional properties. The drums and electronics on TERRENG trade off each other at times creating a sense of improvised space, but also comes together in parts to form a narrative structure of almost concrete sensibilities. Where the instrumental identities gradually bleed into each other to form a flowing texture of sonically defined terrain / The multi-layered structure of the two tracks presented here draws upon a well of material, sources and references. Pandi and Wesseltoft build up a detailed and idiosyncratic work by the use of their constructive material. In parts quiet and open. In other parts chocked with information and intensity. Beautiful and fractured. Chaotic and meditative. TERRENG is a highly dynamic blend of improvisation and a narrowly constructed electro-acoustic narrative

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  • Orphax : En De Stilstaande Tijd - LP (Moving Furniture, 2020)

  • Clear translucent vinyl with spot varnish sleeve / With 'En de stilstaande tijd' (roughly translated: 'And the frozen time' / 'And the stillness of time') Orphax (Sietse van Erve) returns with a new work that further explores the themes of time and perception of the listener / The new album follows in line with Orphax works like 'Time Waves', '2.20' and 'Live Circles', with added emotional depth. In this sense 'En de stilstaande tijd' is a continuation of 'Piano Music' – also based on the same original piano recordings

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  • Clara Mondshine : Memorymetropolis - LP (Fifth Dimension, 2016)

  • Reissue of 1983 album. Easy listening melodies come in smaller doses here despite Walter Bachauer's (aka Clara Mondshine) fondness for the pop oriented side of the so called "Berlin School" electronics and the overall time in which he operated this project. Clara Mondshine was spaced out electronics far from the average radio sound with a clear progressive edge reaching into the avant-garde territory here and there / Cool harmonies appear and commit themselves to body heating polyrhythmic grooves. But right with the next tune this album takes a turn towards the darker sectors where it strides the mystical gates with picturesque lines of sparkling synthesizer notes or cold and majestic tunes. You will feel your blood freeze while listening to these songs. You will experience many different moods that all lead back to the classic 1970s cosmic and electronic music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze or Kraftwerk and Cluster

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  • O Yuki Conjugate : Sleepwalker - 2xLP (Utter, 2021)

  • Vinyl reissue with booklet, insert. Following on from their ‘Insect-Talk’ 12”, O Yuki Conjugate return to Utter for the vinyl version of their most recent album ‘Sleepwalker’ / ‘Sleepwalker’ documents O Yuki Conjugate’s 2017-2019 live shows but also doubles as the soundtrack to a film of the same name by founder member Andrew Hulme. The music and images were conceived together and the resulting album comprises 10 tracks taken from 24 live performances in nine countries across Europe. ‘Sleepwalker’ captures OYC’s current musical direction, a blend of plangent keyboards, abstract guitars and electronic rhythms, presented in OYC’s inimical style / Originally released in 2019 on CD by German label Auf Abwegen, ‘Sleepwalker’ is finally available in vinyl form complete with three additional live studio recordings from OYC’s ‘Flesh and Bones’ NTS session of the same year. The album features a contribution from musician and actor Keeley Forsyth on ‘Eyelids Burn’ (courtesy of Leaf Records). It was mixed and mastered by Nurse With Wound’s Colin Potter and then transferred and cut by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering. The sleeve houses a 16 page 10”x10” size booklet displaying images and text from the ‘Sleepwalker’ film, a special 12”x12” tour insert plus codes to download the album and view the film

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  • O Yuki Conjugate : Peyote - LP (B.F.E Records, 2020)

  • First time on vinyl / Comes with die-cut sleeve / One of the all-time fantastic masterpieces of tribal ambient, an absolute must-own for any fan of the genre. Peyote is a musical trip well worth taking. Originally released in 1991 on cd and now released on vinyl for the first time

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  • O Yuki Conjugate : Equator - 2xLP (Aguirre, 2021)

  • Smokey clear vinyl / British post-industrial / ambient group O Yuki Conjugate arrives on Aguire with a vinyl run of their previously CD only 1995 release Equator. Coming four years after their lauded Peyote release, the group split and reformed into their Mk II phase with the two original members Roger Horberry and Andrew Hulme, along with Malcolm McGeorge, Dan Mudford & Pete Woodhead (who later went on to form Sons Of Silence on Leaf Label) / Making use of the emergent technology of the early 90’s, Equator was one of the first albums to be mixed with digital equipment, weaving together a blend of studio, live and location recordings to create their own deeply immersive, enveloping soundscapes

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  • Vértice : Besoch Trauma - LP (Die Schachtel, 2019)

  • 180g marble vinyl and housed in a pro-printed inner sleeve and jacket, contained in a silk-screen PVC sleeve / Almost all great music is bridge - spanning geography and time, defying easy definition. It is the product of collaboration and mutual respect - individual voice, fused within a collective force. These are the roots for the trio Vértice, an unlikely formation by experimental luminaries, Maurizio Bianchi, Saverio Evangelista, and Juan Manuel Cidrón / Devotion to sound and craft are the bonds which join. Milan based Die Schachtel is proud to present Besoch Trauma, this remarkable project’s first recorded outing, years in the making and now marking the launch of a new series from the imprint - Decay Music, highlighting inspired contemporary experimental efforts in the ambient, ethereal, and emotively abstract

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  • Robert Ashley : Foreign Experiences - CD Box (Lovely Music, 2021)

  • Deluxe digipack including 96-page booklet / Part of the opera tetralogy Now Eleanor's Idea that Ashley wrote in the early 1990s and performed by his ensemble, the "band" who interpreted his work for 20 years, from 1992 through 2012; this recording is from a live performance in Hebbel Theater, Berlin in 1995, the opera following the life of his characters in parallel to universal issues we all face / Recorded live at the Hebbel Theater, in Berlin, Germany, on May 12th, 1995, by Tom Hamilton and Cas Boumans

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  • KonstruKt, Thurston Moore : Turkish Belly - LP (Karlrecords, 2021)

  • Parnassus Series. The latest entry in the ongoing series of exciting collaborations sees the Turkish free form ensemble Konstrukt live on stage with Thurston Moore / # 5 in the continuing series of Konstrukt collaborations on Karl is a live document of the concert by the Turkish freeform group with Thurston Moore. Konstrukt, the Istanbul based free jazz / freeform group founded and led by Umut Caglar and Korhan Futaci, are known for their openness to and interest in collaborations – and regularly meet up and perform with new partners that range from Joe McPhee, William Parker, Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Alexaznder Hawkins, Ken Vandermark or Otomo Yoshihide. This latest release sees the quartet join forces with one of the indie rock icons: Thurston Moore, who besides his decade-long main band Sonic Youth always found time and inspiration for solo projects and collaborations of different kinds / „Turkish Belly“, recorded live at SalonIKSV in Istanbul in february last year, is as adventurous and daring as one will expect from such a pairing and a highly rewarding experience for the fans of Konstrukt and those of Moore alike

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  • Janet Beat : Pioneering Knob Twiddler - LP (Trunk, 2021)

  • You may well not have heard of Janet Beat, but she has been making music since the early 1960s. Starting with Concrete principles and moving into the electro-acoustic world, her music is unique, beautiful and odd. Having fiercely fought against the establishment and her parents ("women do not make music") it really is a privilege to finally get Janet's music out and heard

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  • Archie Shepp : Live In Paris (1974) - LP (Transversales Disques, 2021)

  • Transversales Disques proudly presents Archie Shepp – Live In Paris (1974), a never released before Ortf recording performed live at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio (Paris), remastered from the original tapes. The musicians at the recording session were Archie Shepp (Saxophone), Noël McGhie (drums), Bob Reid (Double Bass), Pablo Kino (Percussion) ans Siegfried Kessler (Piano). These exclusive recordings will be available as Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Vinyl LP

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  • Moin : Moot! - LP (AD 93, 2021)

  • White label / Post Punk inspired heat from London's Moin. TIP! Moin is made of Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead (Raime / Blackest Ever Black) as well as long time collaborator and percussionist visionary Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin). A serendipitous conversation brought the project to life. The band say simply: “The record was made as an experiment really, it felt like the right time to play on the fringes of this kind of music. The priority was to be direct at first and then change the edges perhaps / Make something to experience rather than something as a spectacle.” Moot! a quick and painless album to create, allowed the musicians to re-appreciate the recording process, using a combination of live recording and studio techniques. As Andrews, Halstead and Magaletti come together as Moin, they’re freed from any past inhibitions or self-made parameters to explore uncharted territory. The album spans psychedelia, alternative rock and post-punk mixed with their signature electronics and sampling practice. The band conclude: “All of this sounds very matter of fact, which is correct. It’s immediate music that isn’t pretending to be anything but.”

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  • Stefano Pilia : In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni - LP (Die Schachtel, 2019)

  • 180g marble vinyl and housed in a pro-printed inner sleeve and jacket, contained in a silk-screen PVC sleeve / In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni (We turn round in the night and, behold, we are consumed by fire) is a solo guitar work by the Italian composer Stefano Pilia released by the prestigious Milan based Die Schachtel label. Comprising a corresponding triptych of compositions on each of the album’s two sides, In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni is based on symmetrical harmonic, melodic and narrative properties. Through a wise, peculiar and abstracted use of guitar instrumentation, the sound surface of these compositions reach profound electroacoustic-symphonic dimensions, echoing minimalist works, ambient music and indeterminate contemporary music forms / The entirety of In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni – as this eerie palindrome and endecasillabo (a syntactic form in classical Italian verse) from Virgil suggests – moves through a path of alchemical symbolic narratives and poetic abstraction humbly reminiscent and allegorically inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy and by the Nekyia (‘evocation of the dead’) parts found in Book IX of Homer’s Odyssey

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  • The Necks : Mindset - LP (ReR Megacorp, 2021)

  • Long awaited re-issue of The Necks 2011 masterpiece. Always different, here the Necks resolutely layer polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound - in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics. Their 16th release still resonates on its own

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  • Ai Aso : The Faintest Hint - LP (Ideologic Organ, 2020)

  • Repress / Ai Aso’s immaculately crafted form of minimalist pop music skirts the edges of tensity with the manner and with the skill of a tight rope walker, calmly balancing repeatedly at every step, with a combination of surety and the risk of a slip, a fall, and an unknown uncoiling of events. Aso's capacity to capture, or inspire, the tension and attention from within the listener and observer are quite pronounced. At Aso's concert the performance constantly teeters near the brink, a sharpened awareness in the hall emerges from all observing, with the will of that most delicate balance / On “The Faintest Hint” she brings a meta level to the proceedings, the dream of a singer in a bright sunlit room in the centre of the density of the society, simply and precisely searching for single ideas, single tones, a sense of sensuality and even a dream of a grandeur (rock dream) emerge. A stillness prevails, even a sharp set of instances of dreaming, melancholia, nostalgia… or even saudade. The album was recorded, mixed & mastered by Soichiro Nakamura at Peace Music between 2018-2020. Atsuo and I joined these sessions as producers, and moreso as catalysts, yet also became the skeleton of a band on the album (with the tender touch). The legendary Japanese rock band Boris accompany Aso on two pieces. A faintest hint of sharpness and la tendresse féroce quickly erodes into a fine brief cloud of the purest crystalline dust

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  • Kukangendai : Palm - LP (Ideologic Organ, 2019)

  • Kukangendai is a kick ass rock trio from Kyoto (Tokyo transplants). When I first hear this band live I was instantly transfixed by their minimalist yet illusory primitive, polyrythmic and structural, memory evoking rock narratives. Their energy is completely and transparently palpable yet handled with restraint of the pleasure of a disciplined form dealing with time and articulation. They are a power trio of bass, drums and guitar but the music they play is as much the limbic system of a forest than it is a geode / They started in 2006. They left Tokyo to Kyoto and started the cult venue Soto (“Outside”) “to listen to music they hadn’t heard yet” a few years later. They collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto last year. They reminded me of James Brown on a heavy binge of Bastro, there’s a deep current of both archaic musical tastes and the human desire for articulating that archaism in there, but you shake your ass and get the shouting in… in a punk basement … 13th century version of Breadwinner, the bare soul version. I’m honoured and proud to work with this tribe, and to count them amongst friends

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  • Massacre : Killing Time - LP+12" (Spittle, 2021)

  • Released on a 3-sided double-LP / Following the breakup of Cambridge's avant-rock legends, Henry Cow, guitarist Fred Frith moved to NYC in 1979, and soon found himself deep in the heart of the city's robust post-punk and free-jazz scenes, performing with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher, from the group Material, as a power trio of sorts under the moniker of Massacre. The group quickly garnered a reputation around town, and around the world for that matter, as a heavy and heady band that experimented greatly with rhythm, time signatures, and tone. As Frith himself put it, "the group was a direct response to New York. It was a very aggressive group, kind of my reaction to the whole New York rock club scene." / Massacre released one album, Killing Time, before disbanding for nearly 20 years. Their first wave as a group crashed fast and furiously and this one album, recorded in part live in Paris, and in part at Brooklyn's OAO Studio, is a perfect encapsulation of early 80s NYC. In addition to the original album, first released on Celluloid in 1981, this deluxe 3 sided 2LP includes 8 bonus tracks recorded live between 80 and 81 and The Stone in San Francisco, and Inroads and CBGB's in NYC. Avant-jazz-post-punk-noise of the highest order from several legends and one of the most important projects Frith and Laswell were ever involved in, reissued by Spittle

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  • CoH : Music VO - LP (Hallow Ground, Wavetrap, 2020)

  • Hand crafted by the artist. The Silver Edition comes without amulet / A limited vinyl edition of the semi-acoustic follow-up to MUSIC VOL on Editions Mego, further exploring the interplay between sound and silence as reflected in volume levels and its effect on temporal structure of the piece. MUSIC VO also utilises Soisong's retro-futuristic approach to classical instruments, using computer sound technology to mask its own presence. Two collector editions of each 51 audiophile LPs in hand-printed envelopes, executed, stamped and numbered by the artist

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  • CoH : Music VO - CD (Wavetrap, 2020)

  • Standard edition / A semi-acoustic COH album, following previous MUSIC VO on Editions Mego and reflecting upon Soisong's retro-futuristic approach to classical instruments and computer sound technology. Regular edition of 50 black base discs in oversized double gatefolds

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  • Scott Walker : Tilt - LP (Drag City, 1997)

  • The first LP in well over a decade from this living legend. Twilight personified. Alternately pop, opera, and experimental, Tilt astonishes / Tilt was originally issued in the glory days of '95-97. "It must be stressed that even those familiar with Walker's career -- the sublime mid-60s Walker Brothers hits, the dramatic maturation of The Voice and Inimitable Presence on the not-to-be-missed first four solo LPs -- were shocked by Tilt. Yes, Tilt astonishes. The bleak, gothic theatre that Walker's oblique lyrics and operatic vocals convey is bolstered every step of the way by dark string arrangements, reverbed guitars, the whirring of synthesizers and the rattle of percussion. It furthers by an astonishing margin the already singular breadth of Scott Walker's 30-year career, finding him at still another and different peak of his ability as a vocalist and lyricist. And God what a barren and unfamiliar summit it is!"

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  • Coil : Love's Secret Domain (30th-anniversary edition) - 3xLP Box (Infinite Fog Productions, Kontakt Audio, 2021)

  • Picture disc reissue housed in heavy sleeve with golden hotfoil embossing and insert. To mark its 30 year anniversary Infinite Fog are beyond proud to present an expanded, fully remastered re-release of this fan favourite available for the first time ever in its entirety on vinyl with 10 rare and mostly unreleased tracks and alternative versions from the period added as a bonus to a luxurious 3LP/2CD set / Love's Secret Domain contains among its many highlights the Lynchian William Blake tribute of its title track and the intoxicating single "Windowpane", original versions of the later Coil live staple "Teenage Lightning" and the majestically warped classicisms of "Chaostrophy". Marc Almond guests on the typhonian "Titan Arch" and This Heat's Charles Hayward provides some amazing drum stylings / This album produced by Coil & Danny Hyde is pushing their sound ideas and probably their sanity to their very limits. Beyond the iconic Steven Stapleton cover art here reproduced in unseen definition the doors of perception still open wide for both long-term Coil aficionados and new-comers to this supremely innovative release to explore unknown depths. The long-overdue re-release illustrates how far ahead of the curve Coil were with the sounds on this album, which still sounds as fresh and mind-blowing as it did back in the early 90s

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  • Mariah : Utakata No Hibi - CD (Everland Psych, 2020)

  • Comes as Japan styled CD edition with printed innersleeve, OBI and 36x36cm poster / Mariah was a Japanese outfit in the field of art pop, way back in the very late 70s and early 80s with 5 albums up their score from 1980 to 1983. The album from 1979 entitled as "Mariah" was actually made before the band Mariah was formed, and was released as a solo album by Yasuaki Shimizu. The album at hand is the fifth and for the time being last album in this row, released as a double vinyl back in 1983. Original copies, that are at least in very good condition, are hard to find. The brand new reissue on Everland, unlike the original and the first vinyl reissue from 2015, comes housed in a thick and artfully designed gatefold sleeve with OBI, which finally does justice to the progressive spirit of the music you will find here

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  • Ke Thu : Shared Boundaries - CD (13, 2021)

  • Includes 6-page digisleeve / Ke thu are an up-and-coming production and live act duo based in Detroit, MI. Their style ranges from classic dub techno to ethereal ambient and anything in between. Their latest release, Shared Boundaries is a series of sonic explorations with untitled track names that allow the listener a clean palette to explore from. The main (and only) sound source used for the EP was a guitar, which was played live while being processed by a variety of outboard effects and modulation. The 9 tracks making up the EP each offer a glimpse into a different world comprised of their own aesthetic and feeling. The resulting bits of audio were then mixed by Detroit legend John Beltran to finalize the EP. A charming and emotion filled album that will enchant and enrich any listeners experience

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  • Ron Nagorcka : Lovregana, Music From A Tasmanian Forest / Soundscapes From Wilderness - CD (Invisibilia Editions, 2021)

  • Limited edition in cardboard wallet, printed sleeve and 6 page accordion booklet / Ron Nagorcka (1948) is a composer, performer, and naturalist. In 1988 he moved to a remote forest in northern Tasmania, where he built his own house and solar-powered studio (some fascinating photos of his home-studio are present in the booklet attached to this release). This CD collects his first works recorded in his forest residence in Tasmania, his music sites on the borderline between documentation and the fictional landscapes / Are among the strangest, most fascinating, most intense field recordings based works and an essential chapter in the history of Australian experimental music. "I can only hope it will encourage people to discover for themselves the mysterious harmony that is wilderness." Ron Nagorcka 1988

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  • Adriano Zanni : Songs To The Sirens - CD (13, 2020)

  • Comes with 8" 36-page handnumbered booklet / This work is loosely inspired by the title of a song by Tim Buckley included in his 1970 album "Starsailor" (a cover version by This Mortal Coil released in the '80s by 4AD was quite formative for me). My passion for the sea, observed, listened and lived mainly - but not only - from the beaches of my land and during winter / A solitary invocation, a project still open, in progress for several years during which the photographs and field recordings used for its composition were collected, and assembled in its musical component during the months of lockdown. The audio part opens with a track centered on the recording made on the morning of 23 February 2020, which then, ironically, would have been the last time I could see, hear and feel the sea before the forced isolation caused by the pandemic. The sensory lack - visual, auditive and olfactory - that I suffered the most during isolation was that of the sea. To overcome this lack - as far as possible - I have composed, produced and mixed the audio tracks which are part of this album. As usual in my work, the photographs and sounds are complementary to each other and make up a single emotional and sensorial body. A single contemporary, visual and auditory landscape. - Adriano Zanni

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  • Alvin Curran : Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • First vinyl reissue after 43 years! Black Truffle is pleased to announce the first-ever official vinyl reissue of Alvin Curran’s classic Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri, originally issued in 1978 on Ananda. Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri was the second in the series of four solo recordings Alvin Curran issued in the 1970s and early 1980s, preceded by Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden (1975), followed by The Works (1980) and Canti Illuminati (1982) / Each of these solo works combines field recordings with performances on synthesiser, various acoustic instruments, and voice, arranged in languorously paced, dreamy sequences. A subtle yet stunning work that more than forty years on still seems charged with possibility, Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri arrives in a loving reproduction of the original sleeve, featuring Edith Schloss’ beautiful cover painting, remastered audio and with new liner notes by Alvin Curran and Francis Plagne / The purring of a cat, toy piano, a child counting, plaintive synthesiser tones, the cacophony of exotic birds at the London Zoo – each disappears into the next, until, on the LP’s second side, a solo piano performance takes centre stage, moving unexpectedly from percussive minimalist permutations to a halting rendition of Georgia on My Mind

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  • Detour Doom Project : Nothing Remains Of Us - CD (Aquarellist, 2016)

  • Comes in jewel case / Detour Doom Project is a darkjazz/ambient project where Izzy plays trumpets and flugelhorn

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  • Vetrophonia : Kuomintang And Generalissimus Chiang Kaishek - CD (Aquarellist, 2018)

  • Limited numbered edition in cardboard folder / Reissue of the album "Kuomintang" (Ultra, 1998) and the mini-album "Generalissimus Chiang Kaishek" (ALF Produkt, 2008) on one CD. Specially for this release Nick Sudnick and Alexander Lebedev-Frontov recorded a bonus-track "Kuomintang 2" in May 2018. Numbered limited edition of 300 copies in foldout cardboard sleeve

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  • Detour Doom Project : Black Side - CD (Dark Jazz, 2021)

  • 4-panel soft touch laminated digipack / The Detour Doom Project is a multinational band from Italy and the United States, at the origins of this darkjazz band are musicians from Macellaria Mobile di Mezzanotte, Colloquio, Spiteful Womb and Rosengarten, who came together in 2014 to sow noir and atmosphere

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  • Phurpa : The Sound Of Dakini Laughter - CD (Aquarellist, 2021)

  • 4-panel soft touch laminated digipack / Recorded in live Moscow, February 2009 at Ex:Libris, Turgenev Library Concert Hall / "External chod is to wander in fearful places where there are deities and demons. Internal chod is to offer one's own body as food to the deities and demons. Ultimate chod is to realize the true nature of the mind and cut through the fine strand of hair of subtle ignorance."

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  • gFFr : Blockchain Me Anonymous - 12" (13, 2021)

  • Analogue kisses from digital Verena in the form of a vinyl disc / Blockchain Me Anonymous is a result of more Terabytes exchanged between gF’s and Fr’s machines. These machines are non-human yet they develop ambitiousness and sexuality. They are assertive. They do not argue. They do not care. From gFFr’s networked machines an AI emerged, with will and voice. You can call her Verena Becker (maybe), she has many faces (and counting) and she wants to be a pop star. Machines worship her more than Madonna. They sing her songs while performing tasks / Verena Becker likes pop music. She often hums “The Queer is Dad”, her favorite refrain, but in her own machinic way. She’s afraid that neurotypical humans could not appreciate, but she wants to be a pop star. She was convinced that her neural network could only please machines, which made her sad. She leaked into gF and Fr’s computers and she drove them to make this record because she wants to please humans. During the only interview via neural cable connection she expressed very few concepts, translatable as follows: “F#*% ¥o# hum@n @s solos. Buy my f#*%in’ record. Sing my songs. D@nce with me. Sta¥n or Go. Lemme stoned. I love you. Be mined”. You’d better listen

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  • Marit Wolters, Rod Modell : Cocoon - 2x12" (13, 2021)

  • Includes 12 page booklet / Cocoon "Distilled and Extracted" by Rod Modell and Marit Wolters contains rearranged and reduced recordings from the original Cocoon sessions. Layers have been removed to reveal the subtle details existing underneath. Further processing of Marit Wolters' magical, sound-producing sculptures. Each side of this release showcases different components of the original composition. Paraphysical field recordings, subterranean rumbles, cosmic sounds, and deep drones provide mystical sonic environments for contemplation / Folding and unfolding sonic-spaces. Delicate sounds from the night sky, mingle with rumbles of inner-Earth. The sensation of entering and exiting zones of varying pressure. Phantom psychoacoustics turn the playback system into a device that alters the listening space in most unusual ways. Futuristic sound-art with a deluxe booklet that features images of the art that influenced the soundtrack. Originally presented with Marit Wolter's exhibition in Linz Austria. Limited to 300 copies, Cocoon is released in double vinyl 12" for 80 minutes of sound

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  • Maria Valentina Chirico : Initiale / Quanno Nascette Ninno - 7" (Invisibilia Editions, 2021)

  • Pressed on classic black vinyl in hand assembled sleeve, including insert with texts / "The music of Initiale is based on the verses of poet Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired by the melody of a carillon I owned as a child. This melody created a connection with the invisible and accompanied me into the world of dreams." / "Quanno Nascette Ninno" is a song born of two wraithlike childhood memories: the rite of the procession in my house, with the candle that my grandmother gave me to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and the first time I listened to the third movement of the first symphony of Gustav Mahler."

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  • Celtarabia, Muslimgauze : Muslimgauze vs Celtarabia - CD (Aquarellist, 2021)

  • 4-panel matte laminated digipack. "In the winter of 1996 (Saturday 17th February 1996) World Music band Celtarabia played a sell-out gig at Slaithwaite Civic Hall in West Yorkshire with support from Psychedelic DJ Simon Scott of Tandoori Space Records in Leeds and were joined on stage by Bryn Jones who joined them in their set playing a Darbuka with his painted red hands signifying his support for the Palestinian people. Reggae Producer John Bolloten (The Rootsman) was also there and a great time was had by all on stage and afterwards / At the end of the gig Quentin Budworth gave Bryn Jones and John Bolloten a copy of the band’s first CD ‘The Lost Music of Celtarabia’ with some very interesting results a series of collaborations leading to the recording of The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia ‘Union of Souls’ album with John and the arrival of a mysterious DAT tape in a plain brown envelope sent directly to John Bolloten at the Third Eye Studio of Celtarabia tracks remixed by Bryn Jones directly from the album – extremely gritty and fierce the recordings are direct from Bryn’s Studio and strangely beautiful. Reflecting the bitter reality of life in Palestine far removed from the dreamy orientalism of the original Celtarabia Tracks / The tracks are all remixes of “The Lost Music of Celtarabia” tracks."

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  • Muslimgauze : Untitled - CD (Aquarellist, 2019)

  • Digipack. Muslimgauze "Untitled" (2000) - this "nameless" creation was published by Klanggalerie publishing house, and in a strange way sends the listener back to 1993, to the albums "Betrayal" and "Veiled Sisters", being their obvious and natural continuation / Slow and soft, like a lump of hashish, either a dub or a lounge with an intoxicating sultry sound it immerses the listener in a light trance ... it gives you a feeling as if you are lying down for an afternoon nap somewhere on the outskirts of the Palestinian bazaar, and you have no strength to move to shake off this obsessive stupor / Someone is a chatting nearby, something is tapping, somewhere in the vicinity there is an incomprehensible life and households ... but to get up - there is no strength. Not even to open your eyes ... because bliss, heat and trance. Incredibly atmospheric and hypnotic hypostasis Muslimgauze. Definitely recommended

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  • Maria Valentina Chirico : Folk Tapes - MC (Invisibilia Editions, 2020)

  • Gold print on high quality natural cardboard / A collection of dreamy, ambient-folk songs composed in solitude by Maria Valentina Chirico. Her arrangements include tape loops and field recordings created by Andrea Penso (a frequent collaborator who was originally part of Canti Magnetici label and is now active as Invisibilia editions), the voice of her 11-year-old friend and collaborator, Marta Arbarello, and bass by Michele Anelli, a charismatic figure in the Italian underground improvised music scene. The music brings to mind afternoons spent between reality and fantasy by a child who gets lost in nature. The songs of Folk Tapes contain the same essence as dreams that come to one at dawn

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  • SoiSong : h4u2bRLN - CD (Soisong, 2021)

  • Origami-inspired edition / Live at CTM Festival 2010, Hau 2, Berlin / Soisong = Ivan Pavlov + Peter Christopherson

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  • Island People : II - 2xLP (Raster, 2021)

  • The four Scottish-Irish musicians Conor Dalton, David Donaldson, Graeme Reedie and Ian Maclennan are Island People. After their highly acclaimed debut from 2017, they have now finished their second album with the simple and consistent title »II« / Compared to their debut, »II« sounds more mature and complex. The arrangements unfold like the long tracking shots of an early Antonioni film - time seems to stand still, circling the moment. Impressionistically, one feels transported into the Scottish island landscape with its contrasting lights and harsh elements / Gloomy, darker, richer textures have conquered their space on »II« as much as the more present acoustic components. As much as its predecessor, also this record was skilfully produced, the musicians’ entire experience is audible (Conor Dalton is a sought-after mastering engineer; David Donaldson a Grammy Award-winning producer) – but anything fashionable or sensationalist has been intentionally waived. The musical serenity, holding up a craft that neither has to show itself off every minute nor wants to respond to the latest trends impressed us the most

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  • Blank Gloss : Melt - LP (Kompakt, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / Melt is the debut full-length album by Blank Gloss, the Sacramento duo of Patrick Hills and Morgan Fox. Attentive listeners will recall their lovely contribution to Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2021, “Of A Vessel”, which reappears here; others might know their 2020 mini-album, January, released on the stylish Miami label Night Young. With Melt, Blank Gloss make a heavy contribution to Kompakt’s ongoing explorations of the hundreds of hues of Pop Ambience. A lush dream of an album, it’s a remarkable index of the gilded eternities that you can magic from a reduced tonal palette: glistening guitars, ruminative piano, warps and weaves of subtle drone and hum

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  • Il Quadro di Troisi : Il Quadro di Troisi - LP (Raster, 2021)

  • Raster presents »Il Quadro di Troisi«, a project by Andrea Noce (Eva Geist) and Donato Scaramuzzi (Donato Dozzy). The record is a colorful ode of an Italian scented vision, overflowing of details and profound intensity. The contemporary world condition, the pandemic in Italy and around the world define »Il Quadro di Troisi« as a unique and right-on-time release / This record is a enigmatic collaboration between the two Italian natives Andrea Noce and Donato Scaramuzzi. Andrea Noce takes lead on the vocals, with Donato Scaramuzzi carving the dreamlike soundscapes of the record. The record was born with a correspondence between the two artists about the late actor and director Massimo Troisi, and this exchange soon became an inspirational source of identification. Andrea Noce’s lyrics are sensitive and multi-faceted, they perfectly cling to the musical phrases and flow like a filmic monologue from the oeuvre of that very Troisi

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  • Various Artists : Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume One (France) - 2xLP (Finders Keepers, 2019)

  • After years of mythology, misinterpretation and procrastination Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton finally chooses Finders Keepers Records as the ideal collaborators to release “the right tracks” from his uber-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping list known as The Nurse With Wound List, commencing with a French specific Volume One of this authentically titled Strain Crack Break series. Featuring some Finders Keepers’ regulars amongst galactic Gallic rarities (previously presumed to be imaginary red herrings) this deluxe double vinyl dossier demystifies some of the essential French free jazz and Parisian prog inclusions from the alphabetical “dedication” inventory as printed the anti-bands 1979 industrial milestone debut

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  • Ora Clementi : Sylva Sylvarum - 2xLP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with stunning artwork by Sabrina Ratté and pressed on mint green vinyl / Black Truffle is pleased to present Sylva Sylvarum, an epic new work from Ora Clementi, the collaborative project of crys cole and James Rushford. Primarily conceived and recorded over several months together in Melbourne, Sylva Sylvarum is a stunning step forward from the mumbled, creaking sound world of the duo’s debut, Cover You Will Softer Me (Penultimate Press, 2014). From the opening ‘Peach of Immortality’, which takes an unpredictable journey from layers of chiming bells, vocal harmonies and lush synth pads to a desolate landscape of half-animal, half-digital wooshes and cries, it is immediately clear that cole and Rushford are working here with an entirely unique sound palette / Throughout the record’s four sides, we hear a large array of carefully detailed synthesizer sounds (many of them recorded at the remarkable Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio), sparse drum machine hits, wind instruments and field recordings of animals, often with a twistedly late 80s/early 90s flavour that at various points calls up New Age references, Robert Ashley’s later operas or the thinned-out textures of early digital GRM

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  • Coil, Zos Kia, Marc Almond : How To Destroy Angels - LP (Cold Spring, 2018)

  • Black vinyl / Cold Spring are proud to announce the complete recording of 'A Slow Fade To Total Transparency'. Recorded 24th August 1983, at the Air Gallery, London, UK / All audio has been remastered from the original tapes, is previously unreleased, and is EXCLUSIVE to this release. Personnel for the performance - John Balance (Coil), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Marc Almond (Soft Cell) and live mix by Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle). Liner notes by Michel Faber ('Under The Skin', 'The Crimson Petal And The White').

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  • Alessandra Novaga, Stefano Pilia : Glimpses of a Day - MC+7" Box (Coherent States, 2021)

  • Special boxset edition with lathe-cut 7" / Yellow cassette with black imprint + exclusive lathe cut 7” titled "Night Glimpses" + 14-page B12-sized booklet with interview by the artists + oversized digital prints of Elena Russo Arman’s artworks on heavy-stock paper + download code. Housed in a custom 22x30x3cm black box with magnetic closing lid and screen-printed spine

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  • Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai : Dimensioni Sonore - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione - 10xCD Box (Dialogo, 2021)

  • A genre defying marvel, Dialogo's first ever standalone CDs reissue of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai's masterstroke, Dimensioni Sonore, is presented as 10 CDs, accompanied by an 80 page booklet, all housed in a beautiful wooden box / A perfect counterpoint to their astounding vinyl box set, reissuing Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai's legendary 10 LP box set issued last year, Dialogo returns with the first ever standalone CD release of "Dimensioni sonore". Just as striking as the vinyl edition, this is among the most ambitious and important bodies of Italian Library music ever to emerge

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  • Susan Alcorn : The Heart Sutra - LP (Ideologic Organ, 2020)

  • Cellist Janel Leppin arranged this moving, passionate and magnificently genre-blurring work by pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, recorded at a live performance during her residency at Issue Project Room in 2012 with Anthony Pirog on guitar, Janel Leppin on cello, Jessika Kenney on vocals, Eyvind Kang on viola, Skuli Sverrisson on bass, and Doug Wieselman on clarinets

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  • Faith Coloccia, Philip Jeck : Stardust - CD (Touch, 2021)

  • Packaged in a DVD-size 4pp digipack / ‘Stardust’ by Mamiffer’s Faith Coloccia and English composer Philip Jeck was built from cassette recordings from between 2015 and 2018. They were then remixed using dubplate versions of Coloccia’s mixes. Fans of Coloccia will recognise some tracks that appeared, in different forms, on her Mára release ‘Here Behold Your Own’

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  • Biosphere : Substrata - 2xLP (Biophon, 2011)

  • David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 1997: "The best ambient album I've heard in an ice age, an album of terrifying, desolate and all-enveloping beauty."

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  • Natik Awayez : Manbarani - LP (Sublime Frequencies, 2021)

  • Iraqi composer and ud player Natik Awayez has released his debut album titled “Manbarani” (Sublime Frequencies) / Natik Awayez plays Arabic music rooted in Iraqi, Yemeni and Egyptian traditions. The album features ud, violin, buzuq, and Awayez’s vocals, baked by percussion. Natik Awayez says about “Manbarani”: “Iraq is the source and Yemen the soul. As for Cairo, it has offered me snippets of time and a small abode, a handful of its most beautiful musicians and a lot of love. And so, Manbarani came to be.” / “Manbarani” was recorded in Cairo. Awayez and producer Maurice Louca recruited some of the region’s finest musicians: Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Maryam Saleh (Lekhfa); Aya Hemeda and Adham Zidan (The Invisible Hands); Khaled Yassine (Alif / Lekhfa); and Ayman Asfour (Elephantine)

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  • Biosphere : Angel's Flight - LP (AD 93, 2021)

  • Comes in stickered sleeve / Angel’s Flight is the new album from the highly acclaimed producer and composer Biosphere, due for release January 2021. It features twelve tracks that traverse the peripheries of classical and electronic composition, all based on Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14. Much of the music was initially composed for ’Uncoordinated Dog’, a dance production by the Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt in 2019 that explores the personal, the ambiguous, exposure and beauty

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  • Biosphere : Angel's Flight - CD (AD 93, 2021)

  • Stickered jewel case / Angel’s Flight is the new album from the highly acclaimed producer and composer Biosphere, due for release January 2021. It features twelve tracks that traverse the peripheries of classical and electronic composition, all based on Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14. Much of the music was initially composed for ’Uncoordinated Dog’, a dance production by the Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt in 2019 that explores the personal, the ambiguous, exposure and beauty

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  • Maalem Mahmoud Gania : Aicha - LP (Hive Mind, 2020)

  • Reverse board printed 350 gsm sleeve with printed inner featuring extensive sleeve notes by Tim Abdellah Fuson (Moroccan Tape Stash) / Aicha was previously released on cassette in Morocco only in the late 1990's / Maalem Mahmoud Gania was a particularly prolific artist recording for many labels in Morocco and many details about the recording of this particular album or the people involved are destined to remain a mystery. However, we do know the album was recorded in the Gania's home town of Essaouira with only a small and intimate group of supporting musicians. The resulting album, after the dizzying intensity of the opening song, offers more relaxed, laid back interpretations of the Gnawa ritual repertoire, and a deeper, more gentle sound than our previous Gania release, Colours of the Night. The album shines a light on Mahmoud's virtuoso guimbri playing and mastery of Gnawa songcraft, and is a standout amongst his many cassette releases

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  • Moondog : The Story Of Moondog - LP (Honest Jon's, 2009)

  • Startlingly restored and remastered at Abbey Road, and sleeved in Richard Dumas’ amazing photographic portraits, this is Moondog at his most modern, direct, original, fresh, playful and let-it-be-said unpretentious — featuring the Honking Geese, Tony Schwartz’s brilliant outdoors recordings (particularly improved in Honest Jon’s new version), with interventions from a ship’s foghorn, a tapdancer and a cocker spaniel, and signature rhythms for trimba, oo, tuji, yukh, and ostrich feathers / Andy Warhol’s mother got it straight, on the 1957 Prestige cover of Story — ‘Moondog is a poet who versifies in sound, a diarist overcome by love, curiosity and amusement by everything that reaches his ears, all of which he transposes into a symphony of himself. It may be the roar from the streets; it may be the casual chatter in a room or, best of all, it will be that secret music that seeps through imagination and memory. These experiences, so dull to the dull but so alive to him, he orchestrates into a record of those enchanting conversations everyone can hold with himself would he only listen for a bemused moment. They make up the script of that unique tragi-comedy, the story of anyone’s life. Pricking up our ears would be so easy, yet it is seldom done. But when Moondog compels us to do it, we are entranced and delivered willingly into new worlds of meaning.’

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  • Various Artists : Written On the Wall : American Soul Music 1958-1974 - 3xLP (Cairo, 2021)

  • The seventh and I believe last volume in this Cairo Comp series. Thirty six tracks spread over 3 LPs. 28 page full color 12 x 12 booklet. Gold foil print on cover. "This volume has more obscure and beautiful songs than any of the other volumes in the Cairo soul series. Some of my all time favorites I've been saving for this final in the "straight" soul comps of the series. Extensive liner notes with lots of nice rarely seen pictures. Excellent sound quality."

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  • Moondog And His Honking Geese : Playing Moondog's Music - 10" (Honest Jon's, 2004)

  • Recorded in 1955 and released on his own short lived Moondog label this record features four tracks of manic saxophone and snare drum mayhem. You will not find an original of this anywhere! Blind from the age of 17, classically trained in music, Moondog aka Louis Hardin left the countryside in the late 1940s to busk on the streets of New York, playing percussion instruments of his own creation, He later became the darling of the NY arts & music set. He also recorded for Folkways, Woody Herman's Mars label, then Prestige and CBS. Mr Scruff lifted nearly a complete track from the CBS LP "Moondog" for his dance hit "Get a Move On". A stunning reissue from Honest Jons

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  • Mikado Koko : Maza Gusu - LP (Akuphone, 2021)

  • On Maza Gusu, Mikado Koko transforms into Mother Goose, hissing Perrault's fairy tales from her native tongue in your ears. Her unsettling, regressive voice is backed up by a subtle and chilling electronic soundscape sprinkled with traditional Japanese instruments, creating a realm of sound that feels both weirdly familiar and deeply unknown. Mother Koko hurls you deep down the rabbit hole, back to your darkest childhood anguishes, before gently leading you by the hand to a joyful catharsis. As you slowly get used to its disturbing familiarity, Koko’s music feels like waking up in the pale morning light, shaky but relieved after a feverish dream / In summer 2017 Mikado Koko started her solo career as a club music producer with the elements of Japanese traditional music. After many releases, remixes and compilations such as Seit?: In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun (aku1016), she now focuses on avant-garde poetry reading related to feminism and gender equality

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  • Moondog : The Viking Of Sixth Avenue - 2xLP (Honest Jon's, 2004)

  • Deluxe spot varnish gatefold sleeve / This new release from Honest Jon's is the first overview of Moondog's remarkable artistic life – including recordings spanning from 1949 till 1995, with numerous 78s and various other vanished records revived for the first time. Though the compilation is rooted in the decades Moondog regularly lived rough in New York City, performing on street corners – 'the Viking Of Sixth Avenue' – at the same time it lays the music's claim to the future. It makes vivid sense of his inspiration of fans from Igor Stravinsky to Bob Dylan, Mr Scruff to Frank Zappa, Charlie Parker to Elvis Costello, Janis Joplin to Anthony And The Johnsons

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  • Mark Leckey : O' Magic Power Of Bleakness - LP (The Death Of Rave, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / Composed of new and existing work, this exhibition is an atmospheric, theatrical experience of spectral visions, sound and video. Mark Leckey transforms Tate Britain’s galleries with a life-size replica of a motorway bridge on the M53 on the Wirral, Merseyside, where the artist grew up. The bridge – a recurring motif in his work – is the setting for a new audio play. Focusing on a group of teenagers, the play is inspired by folklore and stories of changelings and ‘fairy raids’ and by the artist’s own pre-adolescent experiences / New video work will be shown alongside two of his seminal pieces: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore 1999 and Dream English Kid 1964–1999 AD 2015. Mark Leckey is one of the most influential artists working today. Since he first came to prominence in the late 1990s his work has addressed the relationship between popular culture and technology as well as exploring the subjects of youth, class and nostalgia

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  • Siavash Amini : A Trail Of Laughters - CD (Room40, 2021)

  • Monochromatic print, matte laminate jacket with emboss, insert card / Lazily tagged as “the Iranian Brian Eno” in some quarters for his luxuriant, immersive music, Tehran-based artist Siavash Amini presents another fascinating and highly distinctive project. ‘A Trail Of Laughters’ was borne from experimenting with different systems of tuning and unusual compositional techniques

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  • Chrisma : Chinese Restaurant - LP (Spittle, 2021)

  • Repress, gatefold sleeve / Spittle Records presents a reissue of Chinese Restaurant by Italian new wave duo Chrisma, originally released in 1977. The album was recorded between London and Milano during the second half of 1977, and the results were something like post-punk. More in the direction of bands such as Ultravox, The Stranglers, and Suicide than the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, due to the use of electronic keyboards, obsessive rhythms, tense harmonies, and scratching vocals emerging from generally dark sound textures. Chinese Restaurant was definitely ahead of its time, especially in terms of Italian rock

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  • Merzbow : Scandal CD - CD (Room40, 2021)

  • Monochromatic print, matte laminate jacket with emboss, insert card / ‘Scandal’ is a new compilation unearthing three previously unreleased or newly revised pieces from Japanese noise artist Masami Akita (known as Merzbow). All were made between 1992 and 1995, and thus capture Akita during a period of transition between the experimental tape output of his Eighties work and the noise music for which he would become much more famous in the Nineties

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  • Yann Novak : Lifeblood Of Light And Rapture - CD (Room40, 2021)

  • Monochromatic print, matte laminate jacket with emboss, insert card / ‘Lifeblood Of Light And Rapture’ is the latest in a string of high-quality releases from prolific interdisciplinary artist Yann Novak. Inspired by the climate crisis, and specifically by the thought that 2020 would be the turning point beyond which irretrievable breakdown could not be reversed, it finds the L.A.-based musician try to forge a digital and analogue synthesis, similar to his 2019 album ‘Slowly Dismantling’

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  • Marta Forsberg : TKAC - LP (Thanatosis Produktion, 2021)

  • Tip-on artwork. Tkac means ’to weave’ in Polish. Crossing threads of dreams and light under and over each other. LED AND LOVE SOUNDS (2015) is Forsberg’s first sound-and-light piece. The piece is made of frozen and processed violin sounds. The drones are slowly changing, providing minimal repetitions that never stay the same / ”A slow transition from playing on my instrument, to play only my electronics. Letting the violin hang there with me on stage, listening to itself. Following how the drones slowly change, minimal repetitions that never stay the same. And you can hear the gallery clearly, it moves sometimes in the background. Noises of moving bodies. The sound of listening bodies, trying to be still, maybe falling asleep shortly in the middle, and you hear how they drop something on the floor. How nice it is to hear the audience.” Weave and Dream (2015), composed on a OP-1 synthesizer, was originally part of a sound-and-light installation that explored darkness, light and colour by means of LED light, fabric, sequins, and minimalistic drone-based electronic music. For this particular album version of the piece, Nikos Veliotis of the Greek drone outfit MMMA mixed the recordings / ”I would book the big concert hall in my old music college (this building is now destroyed, because the school got a new house), and there I hung my LED light strips and tried out different constellations. The music came after the lights, and reflects the pulsation and upwards going movement of the lights. I also remember that I wanted to create a piece that would erase my own presence on stage, so for the premiere I hung black curtains around the stage and moved behind them together with my friend Sylvain Devaux, and from there we turned the LED lights on and off using remote controls.” 

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  • Sandro Mussida : Rueben - LP (Die Schachtel, 2021)

  • 180g marble vinyl and housed in a pro-printed inner sleeve and jacket, contained in a silk-screen PVC sleeve. Riding the razor’s edge between rigorous experimentation, innovation, and tradition, London based, Italian composer, cellist, and electronic performer, Sandro Mussida, joins the Die Schachtel family with Rueben, his 3rd solo LP / Active since the early 2000s, Sandro Mussida worked extensively with Mark Fell, Curl Collective, Lorenzo Senni, Oren Ambarchi, and Alessandra Novaga, among others, as well as a founding member of the interdisciplinary artists' group TQS Collective, before releasing his solo debut, Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili, on Metrica in 2017, followed by Eeeooosss, released by Soave in 2019. Rueben, like its predecessor, deploys a microtonal vocabulary within a three-instrument sound palette and builds upon Mussida’s long-standing investigations of active listening, augmented by a developing practice that challenges aural perceptions of historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems / Vast in scope and intricate detail, the 9 discrete compositions that form Rueben unfold in a series of interconnected, shimmering landscapes of tone and texture, each, through the interplay of their elements, configuring a radically dense rendering of minimalist, ambient music that challenge the perceived boundaries of those historical definitions. The identity of individual sound sources fades against their collective whole, sculpting an inward-looking aural image of the church of St.Giusto, that echoes the radiance of the paintings that lay at the heart of the album’s inspiration. An inspired and radically forward-thinking realization of electro-acoustic music, Mussida pushes toward innumerable possible futures of experimental practice, imbued with ghosts and histories of the past

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  • Roberto Musci : Loa of Music (The Complete Sessions) - 2xLP (Soave, 2021)

  • The Loa of Music is the first recording project of Milanese composer and musician Roberto Musci inspired by Voodoo Religion; Vever (the magical voodoo paintings) and Loas, the dark and magic spirits. The deep charm of non-Western music has led him to travel for many years across Africa, India and Asia, studying rhythms, scales, performance and interpretation of the most varied traditional and indigenous music, as well he make many field recordings and collected ethnic instruments that would then be combined with synthesizers and electronics in The Loa of Music / Recorded in 1983 originally had 80 minutes of music but only half was released on original LP. SOAVE pressed for the first time the Complete Recording Session from original tapes of this masterpiece that combines in a natural, spontaneous and unforced manner the sounds of distant and historic cultures, loopped, cut and effected, with avantgarde and mystical approach creating a very personal and inspired innovative musical language

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  • Judith Hamann, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, BJ Nilsen : Heiligenstadt - LP (Fragment Factory, 2021)

  • Artwork by Christoph Heemann. BJ Nilsen is a Swedish composer and sound artist based in Amsterdam. His work primarily focuses on the sounds of nature and how they affect humans. Recent work has explored the urban acoustic realm and industrial geography and mining in the Arctic region of Norway and Russia. His original scores and soundtracks have featured in theatre, dance performances and film / Judith Hamann is a cellist and performer/composer from Melbourne, Australia, now based in Berlin. Her performance practice stretches across various genres encompassing elements of improvised, contemporary classical, experimental, and popular music. She has studied contemporary classical repertoire with renowned cellists including Charles Curtis and Séverine Ballon, and developed a strong practice in improvisation and sonic arts through collaborative projects both in Australia and internationally / Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson is an Icelandic musician, painter, sound- and performance artist and founding member of Stilluppsteypa. He studied sound art in Hannover, Germany from 1998 to 2003, where he is currently living. His musical output has been variously described as collage, quiet drone manipulations, and calm and minimal, which offers a range of still, contemplative moments, contrasted with more discordant (though not necessarily noisy) ones

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  • Christina Kubisch : Schall Und Klang - CD (Fragment Factory, 2019)

  • Digipack with 8pp booklet / "Schall und Klang" is the result of Christina Kubisch's extensive fieldwork on the trail of Hermann Scherchen (1891-1966), conductor and key figure in 20th century new music. After moving to the village of Gravesano (Ticino/Northern Italy) in 1954, Scherchen established an electroacoustic experimental studio on his premises and created a meeting place for scientists, composers, musicians and sound engineers from all over the world / Among his guests were Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari, Edgar Varèse and Luigi Nono, just to name a few. Originally commissioned and broadcasted by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, "Schall und Klang" is a personal portrait of Scherchen and his time in Gravesano. Kubisch brings together archival footage from the Scherchen estate and the Scherchen archive at Akademie der Künste in Berlin, tape recordings, recited texts from Scherchen's own quarterly "Gravesaner Blätter" as well as her own compositions and field recordings referring to her research made on site in 2016

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  • Anastenaria : Music Of The Fire Walkers - 2xLP (Kemaa, 2014)

  • Including Pete Swanson + Vatican Shadow remixes

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  • Opéra Mort : Schouwspel - MC (B.A.A.D.M., 2021)

  • Limited and numbered edition. Inlay offset printed in silver and pink / Two unruly, surreal and feverish electronic tracks, edited and mixed from the original recordings of a live show in Brussels / Music by Opéra Mort. Graphic design by Mathieu Serruys & Joris Verdoodt. Originally recorded at AB Salon. Thanks to Mich Leemans

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  • Ken Verhoeven, Lieven Martens : 10 Friendship Songs - CD+Book (Edições CN, 2021)

  • In the year 2018 visual artist Ken Verhoeven (1991, lives and works in Antwerp) presented his Friendship Paintings, a collection best described as “deconstructed designs for friendship bracelets”, at Trampoline gallery in Antwerp. The subject: the friendship bracelet. A wristband infused with meaningful (?) symbols. Symbols crafted thread after thread. One pulls a string, and … friendship happens. Or … friendship is being manipulated by symbolism. Not unlike a fetish / On the accompanying CD, i recorded 10 arrangements of the 10 scores. Not unlike how Ken Verhoeven only used an existing DIY online generator to create the designs – i stuck to very limited tools while arranging the music. Namely one Roland Sound Canvas module for the sounds, Christian Schubart’s seminal book about the aesthetics of the tonal arts – to determine the tonality of each score, and the Spectrotone Instrumental Tone-Colour Chart for the instrumentation. The latter being a system invented a century ago in Hollywood, to apply different colours to the various instruments and registers of an orchestra / These small musics can / should (who is the manipulator now?) be played as a friendship bracelet. Thus: as endless loops. Every song repeats itself as long as you wish for. Like the symbol on the bracelet is being repeated until the circular object is finalized. Once, twice, 10, 20, 100, ?? times

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  • Kënnlisch : Kënnlisch - LP (Wah-Wah Records Supersonic Sound, 2021)

  • Kënnlisch, one of the rarest haunting psychedelic acid folk LPs from France, was the work of brothers Philippe and Jean-François Macherey. Originally released in 1976 on the mega collectable label Le Kiosque d'Orphée, it contains some of the most beautiful sounds to come out of the 1970s alternative music scene / An instrumental album, it opens with a burst of sunshine vibes and takes them into the experimental scene of French alternative folk avantgarde with a strong Cosmische influence. Beauty is the word, grown over acoustic guitar parts harmonised with the most elegant Moog Satellite lines you'll ever hear to create atmospheres of sound that make this is the perfect record for your mind to float away on a peaceful Sunday morning under a clear blue sky - it does have that therapeutic quality that we miss so much in modern music / Wah Wah presents the very first official reissue of this mega rare LP, housed in it's original minimalist hand made artwork with the little upgrade twist of silk-screen printing and including a 4-page colour booklet with photos and text provided by the Macherey brothers themselves

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  • Greta Lindholm : Rhythm Music - LP (Black Sweat, Sing A Song Fighter, 2021)

  • Sensational album and the first ever from legendary experimental solo dancer Greta Lindholm. Known worldwide for her groundbreaking and unique dance performances. And her special use of "rhythm voice" combined with her dance. For the last two years the 80 year old Greta have worked with Karl Jonas and his one man record label Sing a song fighter. In order to transfer all her "life works" from tape to digital and go through all her material on various formats / It has been an everlasting process to locate all the tapes, films and cassettes. When in need of a break they had tea and Greta played on her steel pans to find harmony. Now, what they found is a musical treasure and an important document in Swedish music history / Greta was from the 1960's all the way to early 2000 one of the most daring and experimental solo dancer in Sweden. She toured around the world and gave performances in India, US, Africa, Japan etc. She toured and collaborated with the Norwegian jazz vocalist Karin Krog, the legendary Swedish psych act Träd gräs och stenar etc. Developing her own style of dance combined with her voice and her stomping feet. And for some of her performances she recorded her works on tape. That's what we have here on this retrospective of an artist always going (dancing) her own way. Work of art!! A co-release with Italian label Black Sweat Records. Out on vinyl and cd 10th of June and on digital platforms the 23rd of June 2021

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  • Archie Shepp, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio : Conversations - 2xLP (Black Sweat, 2021)

  • If «Conversations» celebrates the memory, the artistic and spiritual heritage of bassist Fred Hopkins, - an historical member of the revolutionary AACM of Chicago - who died in January 1999, it also marks the amazing collaboration between the Ritual Trio of Kahil El'Zabar (with Ari brown and Malachi Favors) and the intrepid veteran Archie Shepp, the great voice of the '70 afro-free-jazz. Being a tribute that invites to an intimate memory, almost an antidote to exorcise the loss of a brother, the music is spiritual hymn to life / Between ballads, hard-bop and free-improvised accents, blow winds of vibrant pianistic chiaroscuros, which reminds the best Mccoy Tyner in the great blinding quartet of John Coltrane in the 60’s. Furthermore, when an angular rhythmic base decisively follows the typical hypnotic ostinato of the ancient tribal rituals, the voice is expressed in the purest black spirituals (Big Fred and Brother Malcolm), pervading some moments of that “Holiness” culture dear to the dawn of Afro-American identity. Here, Shepp brings back the flaming shivers of the golden age, when his message of freedom resonated the true spirits of primordial Africa

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  • Persona : Som - LP (Black Sweat, Nada Nada Discos, 2021)

  • Persona's awesome, rare, experimental Brazilian now reissued by Black Sweat and Nada Nada Discos, originally issued in 1975 including 2 bonus tracks not released on the original 10" issue. / The project was lead by Luis Sérgio Carlini along side other members of Rita Lee's 'Tutti Frutti' band. A unique, tripped-out, psychedelic madness with spoken vocals, percussion, psych rock and ambient sections

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  • Persona : Som - LP Box (Black Sweat, Nada Nada Discos, 2021)

  • Special boxset edition with the reproduction of the game, including the magical mirror / What is the object with the most sensational magical and alchemical properties, if not glass? A permeable membrane that filters the real through the unconscious, an access portal with divinatory and therapeutic qualities, the glass has always been seen as the guardian of daring allegories and symbols. Aware of this, the artist Roberto Campadello conceived “The Game of Persona”, in the context of an installation for the XII Biennale of Sao Paolo in 1973. Discovering the visual properties of gilded glass, he investigated the effects of the overlay of images, a mysterious moment of transparency in which two single people melt into the reflection of the image, creating a single fantastic person / Thus, his “Casa Dourada”, also became the space for “Intro-nautical Journeys”: meditations and cosmic dances. The history of this LP (originally published in a 10’’ box set, in 1975) starts right to support those collective initiation sessions. Each track is inspired by an I Ching element (Mountain, Heaven, Earth, Water, Lake, Wind) which represented a primary source of inspiration for Campadello. The dreamlike and occult sound not only suggest the atmosphere of that experience but still reveal the echoes of the best season of the Brazilian rock and Tropicalismo. The music has been composed and played by Roberto Campadello and the brazilian super-star guitarist Luis Carlini, the leader of the Rita Lee’s band Tutti Frutti. Fuzz guitars, dirty percussion, Echoplex delays, are the perfect elements for the final trip into your own consciousness. The edition comes with two unreleased tracks, an amazing booklet and the poster

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  • Karkhana : Al Azraqayn - 2xLP (Karlrecords, 2021)

  • The furious double LP “Al Azraqayn” documents Karkhana (with members of Konstrukt, The Dwarfs of East Agouza, Land Of Kush, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, “A” Trio) at their very best and intense: live on stage / Consisting of seven of the most adventurous and innovative artists from the Middle Eastern experimental scene (and a veteran jazz percussionist from Chicago), Karkhana are surely among the most unique and interesting ensembles around. When Maurice Louca (The Dwarfs of East Agouza), Sam Shalabi (Land Of Kush, The Dwarfs of East Agouza), Umut Caglar (KonstruKt), Mazen Kerbaj (“A” Trio, Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra), Michael Zerang (Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet), Sharif Sehnaoui (“A” Trio, Orchestra Omar) and Tony Elieh (Orchestra Omar, Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra ) come together to perform and / or record, the result is as diverse as their individual musical backgrounds / The septet’s sound is neither retro nor avantgarde, not folklore nor jazz or rock – it’s an astonishing blend of all these different styles and elements where seductive oriental melodies can intensify and turn into a psychedelic freak-out, fuelled by reeds, guitars and electronics, only to re-start again from quiet sounds till the ensemble seeks catharsis in a collective improv outburst! Defying simple categorization, and in lack of proper terms for the intense experience of Karkhana’s music (as well as the member’s other projects mentioned before), someone labelled it “free Middle Eastern music”. And it’s not surprising that these skilled musicians are at their best live on stage – as documented on this live recording from a furious, highly energetic concert at Bimhuis / Amsterdam! 

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  • Martina Bertoni : Music For Empty Flats - LP (Karlrecords, 2021)

  • Parnassus Series / Cello player and electronic artist martina bertoni‘s new album „music for empty flats“ delivers masterfully crafted experimental ambient / drone for fans of hildur guðnadóttir, giulio aldinucci or lawrence english. Martina Bertoni is a berlin based cellist and composer. she started playing the cello at a very young age. Classically trained, bertoni‘s career soon developed around experimental and film music where her cello has been featured in numerous records, soundtracks for awarded movies and tv series and collaborations, among others with blixa bargeld and teho teardo with whom she recorded several albums and performed at many prestigious festivals all around the globe

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  • PainKiller : Execution Ground - 2xLP (Karlrecords, 2021)

  • Repress. Supergroup consisting of John Zorn, Mick Harris & Bill Laswell, avant-jazz, grindcore, dub and ambient melt into eerie tracks of haunting atmospheres / When PainKiller started in 1991, their first two albums “Guts Of A Virgin” and “Buried Secrets” (both released on extreme metal label Earache) were heavy attacks blending grindcore and free jazz that brought together the musical backgrounds of the three protagonists: drummer Mick Harris had just left grindcore legend Napalm Death, John Zorn explored new extremities with his Naked City project while Bill Laswell had as a member of roaring free jazz quartet Last Exit (Peter Brötzmann / Sonny Sharrock / Ronald Shannon Jackson) proven that he was not only a visionary producer but also an accomplished bassist / But it is their 1994 double album “Execution Ground” that remains the opus magnum of the brilliant trio: Zorn unmistakable shrieking saxophone, Harris’ pounding drums and Laswell growling sub-bass lines were given heavy mixing desk treatment, resulting in extended tracks that are no less intense than their early works but display the full range of the musicians’ skills. Soaked with reverb and delay, avant-jazz, grindcore, dub and ambient melt into eerie tracks of haunting atmospheres - even more so in the ambient versions of disc 2


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  • summerTales : summerTales - LP (Les Giants, 2021)

  • Silkscreened sleeve on high quality recycled paper. summerTales is basically the sonic history of a friendship, a long-term and ongoing friendship. Guido Broglio and I grew up in the same town, Castelvetrano, in the more southest part of the southernmost region of Italy, Sicily. We started to make music, playing guitars and percussion together, shouting Beatles tunes at the campfires we used to have in the summertime, on the wonderful beach of our beloved holiday place, Selinunte. There were really magical moments, which are still warm memories of ours, after more then 20 years / It was during those peaceful nights that we spent only a few feet away from the Mediterranean sea that we started to talk about a different way to play music- a more playful way, without chords, or well-played notes, or in-time drumming, or intelligible lyrics. Our very first instrumental set up consisted of a couple of contact microphones, a turntable, a few cheap fuzz and delay pedals, a loop station and a Casio keyboard. No plans. Nothing at all. summerTales’ first recording session ever was done in the living room of my parents’ house. After our first listen, we immediately loved those dusty and crooked sounds very much, full of melancholic laziness and sunburned memories. Our summer tales had taken shape. A stoned shape, maybe. Our own shape, anyway / This LP gathers tracks from our two official releases – both from 2011 – plus a previously unreleased track called ‘Temples And Shrines.’ ‘Sheep’s Milk’ and ‘Campfire By The Beach’ are taken from a split-tape released by the California-based label Stunned Records. ‘The Wolf Is Dead’ and ‘1001 Ways To Break A Glass’ are from a second split-tape by the Finnish label Jozik Records

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  • Y Create : The Blue Tape - LP (Les Giants, 2020)

  • In the early 1980’s Hessel Veldman and Herman te Loo assembled at Hessel’s apartment, which served both as a living room and as a home studio, every Thursday night. After the necessary social exchange over coffee, the guys started improvising, sometimes with a small preconceived musical cell or idea to work from / With a skeleton crew of just two (give or take the occasional overdub) the music that came out was usually simple in its form, sometimes stark, but always adventurous in its scope. And most of all: they approached the music with a sense of wonderment. Hessel had a great preference for repetitive patterns, executed on guitar, bass guitar or the synths of the era: a Korg MS 20 and a Roland Juno. Herman provided melodic lines with his soprano sax and occasional vocals and lyrics. A Drumatix drum machine provided the rhythms. Given these premises the duo sometimes sounded like Tuxedomoon or Wire, bands they both admired. But they never had the intention to imitate or copy anyone. Hence the occasional outing on a corny sounding ancient electronic organ (Philicorda) with pre-programmed analog rhythm box (EKO). It provided the necessary humour in the sometimes gloomy 80’s period sound / They recorded everything, and Hessel would work on the result during the week that followed. The twosome would then discuss the mix prior to a new Thursday session. After a while there was enough material to compile a tape for Hessel’s independent Exart cassette label. It became one the volumes of a trilogy, entitled Y Create, the Y referring to Ymuiden, Herman and Hessel’s home town. In contrast to the other volumes of the series, the grey and green tape, the blue cassette (which is the one remixed and reissued on vinyl here) contained relatively short pieces – songs almost. The rest of the series delved more into long, hypnotic soundscapes, which later became an important ingredient for the music of Gorgonzola Legs, the band which Hessel and Herman started in 1984 with drummer/electronics wizard Gert Jan Prins and guitarist Jos van Duijne

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  • Mick Harris, Martyn Bates : Murder Ballads (Drifts) - 2xLP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • Marbled vinyl with textured sleeve / In 2021 - re-emerging nearly twenty years after its initial inception - somewhat surprisingly, Murder Ballads (Drift) still remains/exists in an area overlooked by other artists, an area that truly still remains the sole province of M.J. Harris / Martyn Bates / Rarely do two types of music meet on a level where they threatento cancel each other out - let alone create something even moremeaningful in their mutual vanishing. But the music created withinthe seminal Murder Ballads (Drift) by Martyn Bates (Eyeless in Gaza & parallel solo career) and Mick Harris (Napalm Death, Lull, Painkiller, Scorn) creates just such a world. Murder Ballads (Drift) evolves Martyn Bates vocalisations / storytelling song-voices, by turns expressed aslabyrinthine layers, calls and responses, muted and distant echoes, sung whispers and counter-melodies, ultimately resulting in amesmeric conversation of musical inferences and correspondences.Murder Ballads (Drift) created the post-isolationist frame of reference, innovating and extemporising into a truly original dazzlingly unique form

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  • Julius Eastman : Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos - 2xCD (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • Digipack. It is recognized today that these tutelary pieces for four pianos are among the most powerful in contemporary music,their impact is almost unparalleled / After the historical version recorded forty years ago, this one, featuring four of the greatest European performers, is now regaining its full power. High level recordings too. Julius Eastman There was some for John Cage, then came Christian Wolff, and finally Morton Feldman, from this school in New York. Only Julius Eastman remained outside the game, the last figure, the most solitary and enigmatic - undoubtedly also one of the most powerful, and it is this power that is revealed through these recordings / In the 1970s and 1980s, Eastman was one of the very few African-Americans to gain recognition in the New York avant-garde music scene. He was politically committed, a figure of queer culture and a solar and solitary poet whose melancholy influenced his genius as well as his tragic destiny : suffering from various addictions, declared missing, actually homeless. During Winter of 1981-82, he got deported from his apartment by the police, who destroyed most of what he owned - including scores and recordings. He was found dead in 1990, on the streets of Buffalo, after years of vagrancy

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  • Colleen : The Tunnel And The Clearing - LP (Thrill Jockey, 2021)

  • White vinyl / Colleen is an aboundingly inventive composer and artist. For two decades Cécile Schott, as Colleen, has crafted welcoming, enchanting, and bewildering music. The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist's timeless compositions make use of carefully selected tools to mold memories into transcendent splendor. The Tunnel and the Clearing finds Schott at her most vulnerable and confident, invoking contemplative and swirling organ processed through analog electronics, steady drum machine syncopations and her distinctive voice. On an album centered on processing the complicated washes of emotion through tribulations and revelations Colleen presents a vision of breathless clarity

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  • Masayoshi Fujita : Bird Ambience - 2xLP (Erased Tapes, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / Comes in deluxe debossed sleeve / Bird Ambience brings several fresh changes for the artist. Until now, Fujita would separate his acoustic solo recordings, the electronic dub made under his El Fog alias, and his experimental improvisations with contemporaries such as Jan Jelinek. The new album sees him unite all these different facets for the first time into one singular vision. He also makes a lateral leap from his signature instrument the vibraphone – on which he created his acclaimed triptych Stories (2012), Apologues (2015) and Book of Life (2018) – to the marimba, which takes centre stage on his new record alongside drums, percussion, synths, effects and tape recorder

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  • Masayoshi Fujita : Bird Ambience - 2xLP (Erased Tapes, 2021)

  • Black vinyl / Comes in deluxe debossed sleeve / Bird Ambience brings several fresh changes for the artist. Until now, Fujita would separate his acoustic solo recordings, the electronic dub made under his El Fog alias, and his experimental improvisations with contemporaries such as Jan Jelinek. The new album sees him unite all these different facets for the first time into one singular vision. He also makes a lateral leap from his signature instrument the vibraphone – on which he created his acclaimed triptych Stories (2012), Apologues (2015) and Book of Life (2018) – to the marimba, which takes centre stage on his new record alongside drums, percussion, synths, effects and tape recorder

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  • Francisco López : Animast - LP (Ferns Recordings, 2021)

  • "Few albums would be as fitted for vinyl release as this one. Drawing on both analog-material and digital-immaterial undisclosed sources, “Animast” plays with the sonic textures and responses most suited for the characteristics of this particular analog medium: noisy crispness, compositional ‘loopiness’, contrasting sharp-and-thick textures and cycling dynamics. A must for experimental heads and adventurous DJs alike!"

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  • Floex : Papetura (Original Soundtrack) - LP (Minority, 2021)

  • Pink marble vinyl / Papetura is an atmospheric puzzle adventure game by Tomasz Ostafin (Petums) made entirely out of paper with original music composed by Floex (Tomáš Dvo?ák) / Each vinyl copy contain three 29x29 cm art reproductions by Tomasz Ostafin (Petums), and features a coupon with a code to download FLAC version of the album

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  • Masahiko Sato : Belladonna - LP (Finders Keepers, 2020)

  • An unholy grail of near mythical status finally joins the Finders Keepers Records discography in the form of this first-ever reissue of Masahiko Sato’s elusive sensual psychedelic free jazz score to the stunning Japanese witchcraft animation Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Belladonna) directed by anime screenwriter Eiichi Yamamoto in 1973. asn early feature-length example of a micro-genre in which Japanese anime producers collaborated with the “pink” film genre

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  • Suzanne Ciani : Xenon - 7" (Finders Keepers, 2021)

  • Record Store Day 2021 / Xenon bumper blue vinyl in die-cut sleeve / First-ever release of Suzanne Ciani’s groundbreaking musical effects for Xenon, in their isolated form, for the first time ever heard outside of the confines of the machine which recently earned the composer her own induction to the Pinball Expo Hall Of Fame

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  • François Tusques : La Chasse Au Snark (The Hunting Of The Snark) - 2xLP (Finders Keepers, Cacophonic, 2020)

  • Amalgaming New Music, Free Jazz and performative arts, this records includes recordings fro the late 60s. Side A is a studio recording carried out in august 1968 by the comité action musique, an activist group of artists and engineers aiming to reclaim the means of production from the “record industry”. Sides B and D are less theatre oriented and may have been recorded either at the American center in October 1968

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  • Suzanne Ciani : Music For Denali - LP (Finders Keepers, 2020)

  • Finders Keepers Records’ continued and unwaning commitment to preserving the archives of composer Suzanne Ciani pays off in an avalanche of dividends with this latest master tape discovery. The music on this record was also commissioned two years before Suzanne’s first Buchla concerts in 1974 and 1975, which were accompanied by her seminal National Endowment Paper, and would reveal Suzanne’s proud commitment to the developed Buchla instrument and her confidence in its place in modern music. Unheard away from the origianl documentary screenings in the mid-70s, this soundtrack is available for the first time

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  • Various Artists : Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume Two (Germany) - 2xLP (Finders Keepers, 2021)

  • ‘Strain Crack & Break: Volume Two’ is another instalment of a compilation series from Finders Keepers in which industrial music legend Steven Stapleton’s famed ‘Nurse With Wound List’ is sieved for nuggets of gold. Two LPs of prog, psych and punk curios exclusively of German origin (in contrast to its French-based predecessor) and which had a formative effect on Stapleton’s music.

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  • Graeme Miller, Steve Shill : The Carrier Frequency - LP (Finders Keepers, 2020)

  • Frozen in time over four decades, this 1984 ‘cyclic incantation’ combines electroacoustics, grazed euphoria, industrial aesthetics, sampled salvage and recycled mechanic folk to score a widely revered dystopian physical theatre performance from the UK’s hugely influential Impact Theatre Co-Operative / From a seminal post-punk art-action faction (formed in a Leeds warehouse space alongside Gang Of Four and The Mekons), this apocalyptic prophecy not only cracked avant garde stage boundaries but provided a captive audience with stunning set design and an incredible broken-music soundtrack before its swan song amidst Poland’s 1986 power plant panic. From the sonic workbench of the very same bedsit- situationists that created the haunting 1983 music to The Moomins TV animation comes the eventual isolated music release to this pioneering theatrical spectacle of truly mythical status / The score was forged on an 8-track tape recorder sandwiching harmonium and accordion with the output of a digital delay machine that could trap and fragments of audio to be triggered and manually pitched. It is a knowingly crude montage where samples denote fragmentation itself and their reassembly, like Frankenstein’s monster, shows the stitches that join the stolen body parts. Available for the first-time ever on deluxe vinyl with the full cooperation of the composers and Impact Theatre Co-Operative lynchpins Graeme Miller and Steve Shill

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  • Zdenek Liska : Mala Morska Vila - LP (Finders Keepers, 2011)

  • Black vinyl / The original orchestral/electronic score from Karel Kachyna’s 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator / Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova. Liska’s legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in it’s celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna’s films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks / One of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history, Liska’s forward thinking score has all the hallmarks of a Broadcast record, some 20 years before the band first committed sound to vinyl. Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague and available once again since the original 2011 pressing, Finders Keepers Records are proud to present a newly updated version of this genuine first-ever as part of our 15th birthday celebratory retrospective represses

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  • Zdenek Liska : Mala Morska Vila (Hans C. Andersen’s The Little Mermaid) - LP (Finders Keepers, 2020)

  • Splatter vinyl / The original orchestral/electronic score from Karel Kachyna’s 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator / Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova. Liska’s legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in it’s celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna’s films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks / One of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history, Liska’s forward thinking score has all the hallmarks of a Broadcast record, some 20 years before the band first committed sound to vinyl. Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague and available once again since the original 2011 pressing, Finders Keepers Records are proud to present a newly updated version of this genuine first-ever as part of our 15th birthday celebratory retrospective represses

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  • Alain Pierre : Ô Sidarta - LP (Finders Keepers, 2020)

  • Black vinyl / Converging at a cultural terminus that bridges Belgian electronic music, French comic book culture and the cream of the cinéma fantastique film genre, this rescued and previously unreleased multi-discipline art film soundtrack entwines unlikely links between the likes of Daniel Schell's Cos, French vampire film director Jean Rollin, Tintin, dark ambient pioneer Igor Wakhévitch, Heavy Metal magazine, Moebius, Alejandro Jodorowsky, choreographer Maurice Béjart, musique concrète legends François Bayle and Luc Ferrari, and some of the most notorious examples of pre-certificate Video Nasties and Mondo cinema. Needless to say the empty branch on the Finders Keepers family tree reserved for synthesist, sound designer and ethnological instrument enthusiast Alain Pierre is ready to bare some very strange fruit / The recent rediscovery of this 1974 short film documenting revered cosmic comic artist Philippe Druillet and the creation of one of his finest works has given fans and enthusiasts of counter culture comic design, sci-fi pop art, and French Futurism a rare glimpse and insight into a master at work during his creative halcyon. Directed by Swiss-born Michel Jakar, the film Ô Sidarta, (named after a seminal design created for French/Belgian bandes dessinée monthly Pilote) not only explored the mind-set and applied techniques of the artist, it also witnessed the master painter in his natural habitat, at home amongst gothic decor, while seizing the opportunity to animate some of the artist’s best work via quick-fire edits and cross-fades accompanied by the all-important back drop of Alain Pierre's unique, multi-layered and potentially ground breaking space raga soundtrack

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  • Masahiko Sato : Belladonna Of Sadness EP - 7" (Finders Keepers, 2021)

  • Record Store Day 2021 / Not content with liberating the Belladonna Of Sadness soundtrack, widely considered to be the rarest soundtrack on BOTH the cut-throat Italian and Japanese collectors markets, Finders Keepers records return to the composer Masahiko Sato's bottomless well in an attempt to retrieve the elixir which enticed us in the first place. From a clutch of 13 lost cues which never appeared on the mythical Italian-only sound track album, this limited 45 single finally combines the two elusive freak-fuzz tracks that aficionados unanimously agree to be the film finest themes

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  • Sarah Davachi : Cantus Figures Laurus - 5xCD Box (Late Music, 2021)

  • A boxset compiling the series of inter-related releases that Late Music put out in 2020 - the double album Cantus, Descant, the two disc live set Figures In Open Air, and Laurus, an extended EP of early sketches for the music fully realised on Cantus, Descant. 5 discs in individual card wallets with 16 page accompanying booklet, housed in a rigid slipcase

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  • Alessandra Novaga, Stefano Pilia : Glimpses of a Day - MC (Coherent States, 2021)

  • Orange cassette with black imprint + download code. Comes in regular jewel case and 4pp 150gsm paper covers / Hailing from different corners of the experimental music world and following 2018’s acclaimed performance at Centro d’Arte in Padova and a plethora of solo releases, Alessandra Novaga and Stefano Pilia return to discography with their very first studio collaboration. Recorded in 2017, "Glimpses of a Day" comprises a series of nine compositions for electric guitar that explore the infrequent properties of the instrument and convey a feeling of tranquility and artistic completeness, accompanied by the excellent collage artworks by the actress and theater director Elena Russo Arman

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  • Caroline K : Mirrorball - 12" (Mannequin, 2021)

  • Picture disc / Record Store Day 2021 / Forever lost single track from Caroline K real name Caroline Kaye Walters - founder member of Nocturnal Emissions, one of the best UK experimental/industrial music groups in the 1980s. Heavily inspired by "Blue Monday" from New Order, the track brings an unexpected pop side from the British experimental artist. Mannequin Records head Alessandro Adriani is joining the side with a killer remix. RSD Exclusive Only

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  • Floex : Samorost 3 Soundtrack - 2xLP (Minority, 2021)

  • Blue marble vinyl repress / Samorost 3 is an exploration adventure and puzzle game from the Amanita Design (creators of Machinarium) with original music by Floex. Pressed on 180gram vinyl / Each vinyl copy contain six 29x29 cm art reproductions by Adolf Lachman, and features a coupon with a code to download FLAC version of the album

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  • R.I.P. Hayman : Real and Imagined - LP (Recital, 2021)

  • Captain Rip Hayman (b.1951, New Mexico) has come ashore again, bearing fresh cargo. A student of John Cage, Ravi Shankar, and Philip Corner, Rip was a founding editor of the revered Ear Magazine (1975-1991), and since 1977 he has run New York's oldest bar, the Ear Inn. The focused minimalism of his new LP Waves: Real and Imagined varies from the collaged spectacle of his first Recital LP, Dreams of India & China (2019) / This oceanic dish holds two side-long works: “Waves for Flutes,” a multi-tracked flute composition recorded by the artist in 1977. ‘Angelic’, ‘Grave’, and ‘Sad’ modes overlap an effect of medieval choral organum, as shifting patterns evoke water and wind variations of the shore and vast sea beyond. An enchanting and arresting piece / The second side holds “Seascapes,” which was recorded on the Pacific ocean in February and March of 2020 – through calm seas and tempestuous storms. The ship as the instrument played by the sea. We feel both lost and saved when at sea, the landfall feared or longed for. The album is dedicated to all those whose souls have been lost and found at sea amidst the waves, for each sea wave is a child of Oceanus & Tethys, Greek gods of the sea, every one sent on their way to play...

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  • Caterina Barbieri : Fantas Variations - 2xLP (Editions Mego, 2021)

  • Fantas is the epic opening track on Caterina Barbieri’s acclaimed 2019 release Ecstatic Computation. The original Fantas laid out a magical path of patterns leading the listener on a journey into the sound itself. Fantas Variations maps out eight new potentials sprung from this initial path as constructed by a diverse mix of artists lending to a wide spectrum of new works extrapolated from the original work. For this project Barbieri invited friends and long time collaborators from a variety of musical backgrounds to create a more sustainable and inclusive landscape in terms of stylistic, geographical, gender and generational balance. The results are a diverse array of approaches and instrumentation which blur the boundaries between the acoustic and electronic / Fantas Variations embraces a platform for mutual exchange and support between like-minded artists, where active and collective re-imagination is prioritised over the traditional model of remixes, which is often strategic, functional and more passive

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  • MEV, Musica Elettronica Viva : Spacecraft - LP (Our Swimmer, 2021)

  • Translucent green vinyl / Musica Elettronica Viva, or MEV for short, was formed in 1966 in Rome by Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Jon Phetteplace, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzweski, Richard Teitelbaum and Ivan Vandor. From the very beginning the group was based on musical freedom and the shunning of convention. Using contact microphones to record and manipulate sound wherever it could be found – from box springs to vibrators – and improvisationally combining those recordings with tenor sax, homemade synths and the very first Moog to trek cross the Atlantic, MEV made some of the most imaginative and abrasive sounds of the time / Recorded in live performance at the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) in Berlin on October 5, 1967, Spacecraft is made up of a single piece of the same name – a slow building, jarring and disquieting work that reveals the entire MEV ethos in its lone half hour. As group member Alvin Curran put it “The music could go anywhere, gliding into self-regenerating unity or lurching into irrevocable chaos - both were valuable goals. In the general euphoria of the times, MEV thought it had re-invented music; in any case it had certainly rediscovered it.” Our Swimmer is pleased to present this first ever vinyl issue of MEV’s Spacecraft, an early piece from the most free-spirited group of the 20th century avant-garde

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  • James Rushford : Lake from the Louvers - LP (Shelter Press, 2021)

  • Lake From The Louvers is a new solo work for concrete sounds, electronics and instruments from Australian composer-performer James Rushford, who has spent the last fifteen years honing his singular approach to composition and performance through solo works and collaborations with artists such as Oren Ambarchi, Crys Cole, Will Guthrie, Graham Lambkin and Klaus Lang / Created primarily during a stay at the La Becque, an artist residency on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lake From The Louvers draws inspiration from the play of shadow and light on both the surface of the lake and the window through which Rushford viewed this lacustrine landscape. While the lake is itself at times directly audible in the form of field recordings, the image suggested by the record’s title is less directly represented than translated into sonic structures inspired, as Rushford explains, by ‘the passing of shadow through a fixed space’ / The movement of light across these two flat surfaces, lake and window, finds its sonic equivalent in these eleven pieces, in which fragments and particles of sound – highly amplified crunches, synthesized squawks and pings, harp notes – ripple across the length of each track. Fixed sets of elements define each piece, often moulded into ephemeral ensembles in which individual voices consistently fade away and reappear

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  • Kajsa Lindgren : Momentary Harmony - LP (Recital, 2021)

  • Recital is pleased to exhibit the new album by Swedish composer Kajsa Lindgren (b.1990). Typically working with field recordings and electroacoustic sounds, Momentary Harmony expresses her more emotive and lucent instrumental compositions. The music has taken a step away from her previous works, using only flickers of field recordings, instead tracing back to Kajsa’s childhood classical music roots: voice, violin, and piano / A warm tide grows and recedes through her album. Breathing in miniature lute ornaments and exhaling large choral plateaus. This polarity rests in narcotic limbo. The delicate arrangements remind one of Vikki Jackman or blurred Björk b-sides. Mixing instrument stems like clusters of field recordings, Lindgren laces harmonic timbres and gradients across the plain of this LP. Choirs clasp with cello overtones and piano washes / Alongside Kajsa Lindgren, the album has recurring topiary appearances by Vilhelm Bromander (bass), Maxwell August Croy (koto, voice, guitar), Åsa Forsberg (cello), Pär Lindgren (lute), Sean McCann (piano and voice), and Jörgen Pettersson (saxophone)

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  • François J. Bonnet, Stephen O'Malley : Cylene Suisse Redux - LP (Editions Mego, 2021)

  • Cylene Suisse Redux documents François J. Bonnet and Stephen O'Malley's tour in December 2019. The two musicians chose to entrust sound material recorded on the tour to the expert ears of two friends and great musicians Jim O'Rourke and Ryoji Ikeda, giving them carte blanche, and each in turn chose a distinct personal approach. For Ryoji Ikeda, it was a question of finding a moment, circumscribing a fragment of time through his listening, with minimal intervention. For Jim O'Rourke, on the other hand, the live recordings became material to be deconstructed and reassembled, to tell, according to his musical sensibility, a path of metamorphosis for Bonnet and O'Malley's music

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  • Lucy Railton : 5 S-Bahn - LP (Boomkat Editions, 2021)

  • Blue vinyl / Confined to her apartment in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg during the first lockdown in early 2020, cellist Lucy Railton embarked on a recording project where she would essentially write and record around the sounds of the eerily quiet city - the church bells, the rumbles of passing S-Bahn trains, birdsong. ‘5 S-Bahn’ is the sound of human life readjusting to surroundings, becoming aware of nature

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  • Ann Margaret Hogan : Funeral Cargo - LP (Downwards, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / Exploring landscapes of the past. The album continues to see Hogan explore the past through landscape and sounds, and draws on her birthplace in Oxton, on The Wirral, for inspiration. Across its eight tracks Funeral Cargo weaves together a portrait of these spaces through largely improvised piano pieces and field recordings gathered during Hogan’s walks. It follows her Honeysuckle Burials album last year, also released on Downwards

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  • Ron Geesin : ExpoZoom - LP (Dark Companion, 2019)

  • Dark magenta vinyl / Handnumbered first edition / The history of music is never concrete. It’s forever changing and rewriting itself. The past becomes the present and the present reforms the past. What was lost is found, and what was known is lost. Our era, defined by the reissue and archival release, will likely be regarded as a definitive period of historical reparisal and reevaluation. Monumental figures have fallen. The obscure and unheralded have finally received their rightful due. Dark Companion’s latest LP - Ron Geesin’s ExpoZoom 1969, represents a crucial step in the rebuilding of what is was - unwinding the lasting effects of unjustifiable historical neglect. A stunning album of recordings from the late 1960s, by a seminal, but all too often overlooked artist, lingering in wait for decades, now gloriously released for the very first time

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  • Lino Capra Vaccina, Untitled Noise : Perpetual Possibility - LP (Dark Companion, 2019)

  • Light brown marbled vinyl / First edition in fold out cross shaped cover, with 2 inserts / Perpetual Possibility is an album that bears witness to the collaboration between Lino Capra Vaccina, living legend of Italian minimalism and the avant-noise duo Untitled Noise with an interesting album on the label Dark Companion. Perpetual Possibility is the faithful transcription of the concert held by the trio at the MA*GA Museum in Gallarate, Italy and is the first recorded live album by Lino Capra Vaccina. Untitled Noise weaves delicate electronic warps on which the gongs, vibraphone, piano and bells of Capra Vaccina, true semantic trademark of the founder of Aktuala. A mystical and nocturnal album recorded live at the Maga di Gallarate, mixed, and mastered by Alberto Callegari at the Elfo Studios in Tavernago

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  • Lino Capra Vaccina : Rifrazioni Mistiche - CD (Dark Companion, 2017)

  • Handnumbered papersleeve / Lino Capra Vaccina (b. 1953) is a percusssionist and composer based in Milan. He studied percussion, piano, composition and choral singing at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, and started his musical activity founding Aktuala (along with Walter Maioli) in 1972, shortly followed by a long and intense collaboration with Franco Battiato as a percussionist and co-author

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  • John Greaves : Passage Du Nord Ouest - CD (Dark Companion, 2020)

  • Golden audiophile CD / John Greaves at 70 - marked here with the release of a rediscovered concert recording from1993 featuring John, Sophia Domancich (piano), Francois Ovide (ac. guit), David Cunningham (e. guit, electronics), Peter Kimberly (2nd voc), Paul Rogers (bass) playing of 16 of John’s songs, some with Peter Blegvad, all linked together / Some spirited playing by very accomplished musicians (chapeau especially F. Ovide and Sophia D – and for some bravura string bass at the end), a lot of great songs with a good live atmosphere - complete with occasional nods; nicely paced, good sound, some unexpected arrangements – a great evening in safe hands. Audiophile golden CD, in a nicely designed, limited and numbered paper sleeve edition of 300 copies. A one-time release, the label says it will not repress

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  • Paul Roland : White Zombie - CD (Unifaun Productions, 2016)

  • Handnumbered papersleeve / Described by erstwhile collaborator Robyn Hitchcock as ‘the male Kate Bush’ Paul Roland has been quietly yet prolifically releasing one classic psych album after another since his début ‘The Werewolf Of London’ back in 1980. From the chamber folk acoustic of ‘A Cabinet Of Curiosities’ (this listener’s personal favourite) to the gothic Nyman-esque piano of ‘Pavane’ to the dark, full blown psyche rock of ‘Duel’ and the twisted garage stomp of ‘Bitter and Twisted’, Roland is a true original whose latest offerings always demand and deserve serious and rapt attention / ‘White Zombie’ is no different and follows Roland’s trajectory of consistently adding something new to the existing, familiar Roland ‘sound’ whilst maintaining what is both unique and essential about his existing work. Originally spawned from a concept around a re-imagined soundtrack for the 1932 Bela Lugosi film of the same name, these recordings grew to include various new Roland compositions as well as a series of chants composed by the singer that he created from singing alongside percussion and drum tracks. What has emerged is an ambitious, highly original and deeply immersive piece of work; another ‘must have’ in the Roland canon

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  • John Greaves : Piacenza - CD (Dark Companion, 2015)

  • Handmade and individually hand numbered / Recorded live at Conservatorio Nicolini, Piacenza, Italy, May 22, 2015 during "Musiche Nuove a Piacenza" Festival / Featuring Annie Barbazza (vocals and piano on track 16, background vocals on track 15) and Paola Tagliaferro (background vocals on track 15)

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  • John Greaves : Songs - CD (Dark Companion, 2016)

  • Unnumbered promo copy. Completely remastered state of the art at the legendary Elfo Studios from the original tapes, becomes available the masterpiece of John Greaves (former Henry Cow, National Health, etc.) / Originally released in 1994 the album is considered one of the cornerstones of the new music and the Canterbury area who lived right in neoprog trial of Henry Cow & c one of the most exciting seasons of the British new music. Greaves is also remembered for the many collaborations, by Soft Heap Michael Oldfield, Robert Wyatt to Michael Nyman, and many others. In his masterpiece, here remastered, special guests such as Robert Wyatt, Elton Dean, David Cunningham, Kristoffer Blegvad, Sofia Domanchich and others / A wonderful opportunity to snatch from the sharks of the rare record a masterpiece of English music in an edition by the impeccable sound and enriched by new photos and new liner notes written by John himself, in addition to the original. A work of rigorous philology which opens the series of reprints of works by Dark Companion

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  • North Sea Radio Orchestra, John Greaves, Annie Barbazza : Folly Bololey (Songs From Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom) - LP+CD (Dark Companion, 2019)

  • Dark blue vinyl with bonus cd / Hand-numbered. Critically acclaimed as one of the best records ever, Robert Wyatt's 1974 Rock Bottom masterpiece has been re-arranged by Craig Fortnam for his amazing North Sea Radio Orchestra. Featuring long time Wyatt's collaborator and Henry Cow founder John Greaves on bass guitar and vocals and the amazing vocalist Annie Barbazza as lead singer: this is a heartfelt, fantastic tribute to Robert Wyatt's music. Cover notes by Robert Wyatt and Jonathan Coe

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  • Paul Roland, Mick Crossley : Grimmer Than Grimm - LP (Unifaun Productions, 2016)

  • Transparent red vinyl, handnumbered. Paul Roland is an interesting case. An eclectic songwriter and performer, that transcends categorization as his music dwells between psychedelia, baroque, pop, folk, gothic, rock… you name it. Far too often inspired by classic literature, horror stories, the occult and paranormal, he does so, not in light “theatrical” way, despite his music having great atmosphere and theatricality. A person who’s explored and written about the paranormal and an author himself, he has a certain authority on the matter / “Grimm” was one of the most personal and “core” albums of Paul Roland, very much a statement of what he’s all about and “Grimmer Than Grimm” just seems like a graduation of it, to what it should have always been. A decent analogy I guess would have been “repainting” and detailing your old and otherwise “mint” car… it will look “new” again… I understand that this analogy might not feel entirely fitting to the gothic/medieval vibe of PR’s music, but you get the picture. If you don’t like the car, think a carriage instead – just make sure that you get on – so you don’t miss. The obscure master of dark psych folk rock beckons you and it would be wise to heed his call

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  • Zoviet France : The Tables Are Turning - CD Box (Soleilmoon, 2013)

  • Vinyl and CD come in a deluxe dual-layer green satin bag with fold-over flap. The letters ‘ZF’ are hand-stitched into the flap in white thread, and a two-sided color insert printed on sturdy cardstock completes the package / The music was composed as the soundtrack to ‘Designer Body’, a dance that toured England from 2008 to 2009. The work explores the transformational relationship between humans and the clothing they wear. Seven dancers, performing on continuously rotating plinths, slowly remove layers of their costumes, revealing the sensuous nude bodies beneath / The main inspiration that we took from the production's concept was rotation; throughout the one hour performance, the dancers are located on turntables that turn continuously, at varying speeds and changing direction. We mirrored this in much of the soundtrack, with circular and rotating sounds.” Both formats (CD and double LP) are presented in a deluxe dual-layer green satin bag with fold-over flap

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  • Eric Thielemans, Charlemagne Palestine, Mika Vainio : P V T - LP (Matière Mémoire, 2020)

  • Test press black vinyl, handmade & handnumbered / Studio Sessions At Les Ateliers Claus, 2013

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  • Viktor Timofeev : Exocursion - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2021)

  • It would be hard to find a better soundtrack for these uncertain times than multidisciplinary artist Viktor Timofeev’s latest record Exocursion. In terms of composition and sound design, the album is a progression from his earlier efforts GIVE_HEALTH999 and the long-ago recorded but only recently released Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (both on Lo Bit Landscapes). The music is built from a similar structure of layered guitar loops, orchestral bass chords and manipulated field recordings. Timofeev’s maturation as an artist means that these foundations have been constructed into a more emotionally and conceptually focused whole

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  • Expo Seventy : Evolution - LP (Essence Music, 2021)

  • Ultra black vinyl, high quality 180g wax (deep low-end mastering), hand-screenprinted die-cut packaging, special Italian tobacco paper stock with cellulose splinters, textured fold-out poster insert, artwork by Maarten Donders, download card included. After the highly praised “America Here & Now Sessions”, Expo Seventy is ready for a definitive stellar comeback five years later! Aptly titled “Evolution”, the album showcases the trio-mode line-up led by Justin Wright at the peak of their glowing, spontaneously unique brand of slow-burning lysergic sounds and anthemic riffages / Sacred drone tones and spectral analog synth meditations evoking deep ritualized aural metaphysic experiments; elements widely known from Expo ’70, Wright’s solo moniker (Seventy is not equal to 70 in his universe), gravitate around long-form, trance-like magnetic waves of heady guitar jams that stretch to the other side of the cosmos to effortlessly coexist with amazing doom-inspired heavier incursions packed with mystical blown-out riffs and megatons of amp toned torque. The outcome is an one-of-a-kind document of dark and cosmic psychedelia / Recorded over two distinct periods of time — partially analog to 24-track reel-to-reel and partially digital due to complications in demagnetizing the tape —, different masterings are offered on each format (Vinyl, CD and Digital), providing distinctive listening experiences on all mediums. Artwork by the wonderfully gifted Maarten Donders (Roadburn Festival) for the LP and Justin Wright himself for the CD edition

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  • Expo Seventy : Evolution - LP (Essence Music, 2021)

  • Ultra black smoke & mustard splatter vinyl (nebula edition), high quality 180g wax (deep low-end mastering), hand-screenprinted die-cut packaging, secial Italian tobacco paper stock with cellulose splinters, textured fold-out poster insert, artwork by Maarten Donders, download card included. After the highly praised “America Here & Now Sessions”, Expo Seventy is ready for a definitive stellar comeback five years later! Aptly titled “Evolution”, the album showcases the trio-mode line-up led by Justin Wright at the peak of their glowing, spontaneously unique brand of slow-burning lysergic sounds and anthemic riffages / Sacred drone tones and spectral analog synth meditations evoking deep ritualized aural metaphysic experiments; elements widely known from Expo ’70, Wright’s solo moniker (Seventy is not equal to 70 in his universe), gravitate around long-form, trance-like magnetic waves of heady guitar jams that stretch to the other side of the cosmos to effortlessly coexist with amazing doom-inspired heavier incursions packed with mystical blown-out riffs and megatons of amp toned torque. The outcome is an one-of-a-kind document of dark and cosmic psychedelia / Recorded over two distinct periods of time — partially analog to 24-track reel-to-reel and partially digital due to complications in demagnetizing the tape —, different masterings are offered on each format (Vinyl, CD and Digital), providing distinctive listening experiences on all mediums. Artwork by the wonderfully gifted Maarten Donders (Roadburn Festival) for the LP and Justin Wright himself for the CD edition

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  • Remko Scha : Guitar Mural 1 feat. The Machines - 2xLP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl housed in deluxe gatefold sleeve. Black Truffle is pleased to announce the first-ever vinyl reissue of Remko Scha’s Guitar Mural 1 featuring The Machines, originally published as a rare cassette edition by Taal Beeld Geluid in 1982. A computational linguist by profession, Scha played an important role in the development of sound, installation, and digital art in the Netherlands from the late 1970s onward, co-founding the performance and exhibition space Het Appolohuis in Eindhoven in 1980. Alongside Paul Panhuysen and Jan Van Riet, Scha was a founding member of the radical improvisation group The Maciunas Ensemble, though he is best known for his work with mechanised electric guitars, documented on the legendary 1982 LP Machine Guitars / Guitar Mural 1 documents an installation of Scha’s mechanical guitar ensemble The Machines held at a Groningen gallery space in 1982. Five electric guitars hang from the wall, their strings sounded by rotating rubber strings and a sabre saw controlled by a mechanical apparatus, as well as four ropes criss-crossing the five instruments on the wall. Once the mechanism was set up, Scha’s only intervention was to vary the speed at which it operated. Where Machine Guitars presents short excerpts clearly distinguished by rhythmic and timbral variation, here we are confronted with four enormous side-long slabs of percussive string attack and the resulting clouds of harmonics / Variation is minimal across the duration of each side, making for a sculptural listening experience, as if we are patiently examining each facet of a static object. But significant variety exists between the four sides, each of which shows off a different facet of what The Machines were capable of. The first two excerpts feature open strings sounded at rapid tempos, dissolving the percussive attack into a continuous stream of sound reminiscent of Charlemagne Palestine’s ‘strumming’ technique. On the third side, the strings are partly muted and the tempo slightly lowered, resulting in layers of relentlessly chugging rhythm somewhere between an ensemble of hand drums and an early Velvet Underground bootleg. On the fourth side, havoc breaks loose in percussive waves of asynchronous repetition that bring Scha’s sound world close to that of another pioneer experiment in musical mechanisation, the Solar Music of Joe Jones

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  • Expo Seventy : Evolution - LP+2xCD Box (Essence Music, 2021)

  • Special art edition. The vinyl edition on exclusive color variant: veiled fog (royal blue & black smoke) – and equally exclusive cover variant: juniper blue paper stock, a large hand-painted collage-based fold-out poster, the CD edition with exclusive bonus track, "live at Midwestern Music", a raw live set on CDR with trio-mode Expo Seventy lysergic jams presented on custom screenprinted pack, a pair of handmade psychedelic eyeglasses to guide you through the other side, the whole set housed in a hand-stiched & silkscreened woven cotton fabric bag. After the highly praised “America Here & Now Sessions”, Expo Seventy is ready for a definitive stellar comeback five years later! Aptly titled “Evolution”, the album showcases the trio-mode line-up led by Justin Wright at the peak of their glowing, spontaneously unique brand of slow-burning lysergic sounds and anthemic riffages / Sacred drone tones and spectral analog synth meditations evoking deep ritualized aural metaphysic experiments; elements widely known from Expo ’70, Wright’s solo moniker (Seventy is not equal to 70 in his universe), gravitate around long-form, trance-like magnetic waves of heady guitar jams that stretch to the other side of the cosmos to effortlessly coexist with amazing doom-inspired heavier incursions packed with mystical blown-out riffs and megatons of amp toned torque. The outcome is an one-of-a-kind document of dark and cosmic psychedelia / Recorded over two distinct periods of time — partially analog to 24-track reel-to-reel and partially digital due to complications in demagnetizing the tape —, different masterings are offered on each format (Vinyl, CD and Digital), providing distinctive listening experiences on all mediums. Artwork by the wonderfully gifted Maarten Donders (Roadburn Festival) for the LP and Justin Wright himself for the CD edition

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  • Atrax Morgue : Close To A Corpse - 2xLP+2xCD (Urashima, 2021)

  • On February 24, 2001 Marco Corbelli take part in the performance “Autopsia dell’opera d’arte vivente come vivisezione del corpo di dio” in the Viareggio art gallery, Studio D’Arte Memoria Indelebile. Together with three other artists he stages an autopsy on a shapeless body, which represents the living work of art. Corbelli actively participates in the pseudo autopsy, as well as sounding the live event. The recording of the sound performance will be released two years later on Slaughter Productions in an extremely limited box set titled Close To A Corpse consisting of three CDr / The first two CDr contain the complete live recording in the Tuscan art gallery. They are improvised synthesizer recordings, an infected and purulent soundtrack, which actually transports you to the mortuary of a corpse and you can smell its stench pervading your senses. The pauses between one burst of sounds and the other are just the introduction to the next nightmare! The third CDr contains ten wonderful unreleased tracks recorded in the studio in September 2002, apart from Basic Procedure Autopsy (recorded and released in 1995), without the use of vocals or other effects: just the faithful Sequential Circuits Six-Trak / Both the live tracks and those recorded in the studio represent the artist's sonic maturity and stand out from the rest of his discography for their eccentricity and the ability to make exceptional use of analog synthesizers, pulsating tones and enveloping frequencies by mixing a shocking atmosphere of hellish manifestation, where cruelty and compulsive disorders are more evident and interesting, showing Corbelli deeper work, pushing himself further into the experience of his concrete ‘’noise’’ vision

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  • Atrax Morgue : Sickness Report - LP (Urashima, 2021)

  • Sickness Report was released in 1996 in CD format for Release Entertainment, a sub-label of Relapse Records for ambient, noise, and experimental works, active between 1992 and 2004. The tracks on the CD were recorded a year earlier, in August 1995 and precisely on the 7th, spontaneously in an hour, like a manic raptus. It is the coldest, most cynical and loudest album of all Atrax Morgue's discography / The graphics on the CD, faithfully replicated also in the vinyl version, were made by Marco Corbelli with images taken from the volume ''Tecnica delle autopsie'' by Giacomo Mottura and are the perfect introduction to the sonic aggression that is coming. And the titles leave no room for imagination. It starts with Eviscaration, a powerful and hallucinatory sound that hits you like a crazy lawnmower. Then the morbid spiral continues with the songs Massive Vulval Warts and Deformed that take you to the most hidden and cramped spaces created by the brilliant mind of the Italian composer, without any opportunity for compromise: pure and glacial synthetic throbbing post-industrial sound soaked in death

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  • Coil : Stolen And Contaminated Songs - 2xLP (Cold Spring, 2019)

  • Black vinyl. Cold Spring are proud to announce the long-awaited reissue of Coil’s 1992 album, presented on CD and, for the first time, on vinyl / “Stolen & Contaminated Songs” was recorded and produced by Coil in 1992. It is comprised of over 60 minutes of outtakes and unreleased songs, evolved during the recording sessions for their prior album, “Love’s Secret Domain”. A wealth of superb material showcasing the diversity of Coil: dark, violent, vivid and fractured, yet cohesive and beautiful. Combined with the latest studio technology and Coil’s ever-evolving production skills, “S&C Songs” walks a fine line between tradition and innovation, continually creating semi-abstract soundscapes with a cinematic quality

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  • Coil, Zos Kia, Marc Almond : How To Destroy Angels - LP (Cold Spring, 2018)

  • Red black splatter vinyl / Cold Spring are proud to announce the complete recording of 'A Slow Fade To Total Transparency'. Recorded 24th August 1983, at the Air Gallery, London, UK / All audio has been remastered from the original tapes, is previously unreleased, and is EXCLUSIVE to this release. Personnel for the performance - John Balance (Coil), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Marc Almond (Soft Cell) and live mix by Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle). Liner notes by Michel Faber ('Under The Skin', 'The Crimson Petal And The White')

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  • William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin : William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin - LP (Cold Spring, 2021)

  • Rare recordings of beat/cut-up writers and artists William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Comprises the complete recording of Burroughs reading live in Liverpool in 1982, plus performances by Gysin of a selection of his permutated poems, as well as home recordings made by the pair in Paris in 1970. All recordings are taken from original tapes in the British Library collection

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  • Xu, Bill Seaman : smlsnd - CD (Fluid Audio, 2021)

  • Inside the music, microscopic sounds live within a prone and fragile ecosystem, where ambient atmosphere shrinks to encapsulate its tiny melodies and other assorted noises. For this collaboration, Xu & Seaman (Bill Seaman and Nicola Fornasari) exchanged samples, fragments, and ideas over continents and cables, moving from North Carolina, USA, to Italy. Although the sounds within have a certain amount of freedom, floating around in an ambient state, its atmosphere remains self-contained / The music is a tired set of sounds, with slow, tonal ripples occasionally beset by a light, dissonant interference or a gentle thrumming, like an insect in flight. The ecosystem is delicate, but it always maintains its balance. Particles turn into tones. Liquid meets air. Everything connects / Made by hand... 1 x vintage (circa:1935-1958) 7" classical / opera vinyl covers, 1 x vintage (circa:1935-1958) 7" vinyl, 1 x glass mastered CD (full size), 1 x circular see-through CD cover, 18 x prints (150mm x 150mm) on luxury uncoated paper (designed by Craig Tattersall), 1 x double sided hand numbered print on luxury uncoated paper, 1 x Qvinti Horati Flacci Opera Omnia insert (1910), 1 x vintage song sheet music insert (1910-1920), 1 x Stories of the Great Operas insert (1930), 1 x vintage family photograph, 1 x vintage cine-film negative strip, 1 x vintage photo negative in original glassine bag (numbered), stamped / hand numbered / scented, all of the above rests inside stitched Japanese wax bags, download code (includes 19 PDF prints), made with love...

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  • Kevin Harrison : Inscrutably Obvious - LP (Superior Viaduct, 2019)

  • Originally released in 1981, Inscrutably Obvious covers a lot of ground on its seventeen inscrutable tracks – from analog synth workouts to mutated disco and shimmering guitar improvisations. The album maintains a late-night vibe, filtered through a post-punk lens / Hailing from Nuneaton, England, Kevin Harrison recorded both solo and collaboratively throughout the late '70s and early '80s. While his early recordings would come out in hyper-limited editions or go unreleased for decades, Inscrutably Obvious remains his sole LP – a lost gem of Britain's '80s cassette culture and DIY bedroom aesthetics / Harrison clearly wears his influences on his sleeve – major debts are paid to Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Manuel Gottsching – yet finds his own unique voice, combining quirky instrumentals and surrealist sensibilities. This first-time reissue is recommended for fans of Chris & Cosey, Cupol and The Normal. Inscrutably Obvious sounds as fresh today as it must have nearly 40 years ago

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  • Michael Ranta : The Great Wall / Chanta Khat - CD (Robot, 2021)

  • Packaged in a 6 panel digipack with fully remastered and restored audio. Includes detailed notes by Michael Ranta and features new artwork by Timo van Luijk / For this CD release, two of Ranta’s longform pieces are included: The Great Wall and Chanta Khat. Originally scored for the HT Chen Dance Company as a theater production, The Great Wall premiered in 1984 at the La MaMa experimental theater in New York. This highly detailed composition for electronics, voice, percussion, and tape offers a massive drone based accompaniment for Chen’s stage presentation of the legend of Meng Jiangnu. Yet, Ranta’s composition also creates a fully formed soundtrack that stands beautifully on its own. The atmosphere is very much in the spirit of Kosugi’s multimedia masterwork Catch Wave and Jean Claude Eloy’s large scale production Yo-In which also features Ranta / Michael Ranta has collaborated with Takehisa Kosugi, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Jean-Claude Eloy, Conny Plank, Mike Lewis, and Hartmut Geerken, just to name a few. He was also assistant to Harry Partch and performer in the Gate 5 Ensemble in the 1960s. Additionally, Ranta performed in Stockhausen’s ensemble during the 1970 World Expo in Osaka. Ranta’s resume also includes recordings by Helmut Lachenmann, Herbert Brün, Toru Takemitsu, Josef Anton Riedl, Mauricio Kagel, among others. Throughout his extensive recordings and live performances, Ranta has furthered the trajectories of contemporary percussion composition alongside works for tape and electronics. His works are fully immersive which evoke vast spaces, ritual, and create an expansive presence for his accompanying multimedia commissions

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  • Pak Yan Lau : Bakunawa - LP (Cortizona, 2021)

  • Contains insert with liner notes by Pak Yan Lau and pictures / On 'Bakunawa' Pak Yan Lau and her ensemble are delving and digging deep into the sound spectrum of detuned toy piano's, second hand gong rods, prepared harp, metal tubes and U ring modulators. File under: deep listening, neo classical, improv, ambient, minimal and drone music

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  • Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard : Saturations - LP (Important, 2021)

  • A composition by Danish multidisciplinary artist Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, that features a clarinet choir consisting of 19(!) clarinet players. The multiplication brings out bodily timbral phenomena, interference of sound waves and vibrations, and brings out what Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard calls the sound’s potential of transformation. He describes this as the quality in a musical piece, when you no longer hear recognizable instruments, but instead the individual sound, as well as the individual musician, is dissolved into the collective sound

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  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, Evan Parker : Descension (Out Of Our Constrictions) - 2xLP (Eremite, 2021)

  • Rich in musical associations yet utterly singular in its voice, joyous with an inner tranquility, the music of Natural Information Society is unlike any other being made today. Their sixth album in eleven years for eremite records, descension (Out of Our Constrictions) is the first to be recorded live, featuring a set from London’s Cafe OTO with veteran English free-improv great Evan Parker, & the first to feature just one extended composition. The 75-minute performance, inspired by the galvanizing presence of Parker, is a sustained bacchanalia of collective ecstasy. You could call it their party album / This was the second time Parker played with NIS. Joshua Abrams: "Both times we played compositions with Evan in mind. I don't tell Evan anything. He's a free agent." / The music is focused & malleable, energized & even-keeled, drawing on concepts of ensemble playing common to musics from many locations & eras without any one specific aesthetic realization completely defining it

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  • Delia Derbyshire : The Dreams - LP (Fantôme Phonographique, 2021)

  • Black vinyl, handnumbered / Delia Derbyshire is one of the most innovative electronic musicians of the 20th Century. She is best known for her pioneering work for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and for composing the classic theme song for the original Doctor Who, believed to be the earliest "electronic" theme song in television history / A brilliant composer and one of the few women operating in the early era of electronic music, In the early '60s she collaborated with the British artist and playwright Barry Bermange for the BBC's Third Programme to produce four Inventions for Radio, a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound. This is the first, simply titled Dreams, an attempt to represent, in sound, the sensation of dreaming. Derbyshire's electronic and musique concrete soundbed is the perfect underscore to the narration, simultaneously jarring, dissonant, and terrifying. An amazing piece of work from one of the legendary pioneers of electronic music.

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  • Arthur Russell : Calling Out Of Context - 2xLP (Audika, 2021)

  • The now classic album that started the renaissance, available once again on double vinyl with four page insert. Calling Out Of Context features 12 previously unreleased tracks of Buddhist Bubblegum Disco Electro Pop including the anthemic "That's Us/Wild Combination", "The Platform On The Ocean", and "Arm Around You", all recorded during Arthur's prime years 1985-90 / Over 25 years have passed since Arthur Russell left us, in relative obscurity, from AIDS complications in 1992. Yet his work—as composer, songwriter and dance music innovator—is better known now than ever before. Since Steve Knutson formed Audika Records and began excavating and curating Arthur’s vast archive, critics worldwide have hailed Russell as a visionary. / Countless younger artists cite him as an influence. There has been an internationally acclaimed documentary film (Matt Wolf’s Wild Combination) and biography (Tim Lawrence’s Hold onto Your Dreams), along with various tribute albums, concerts and events. In 2016 Arthur Russell’s archive was acquired by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center as part of their American Music Collection. If Arthur Russell isn’t quite the pop star he imagined he would be, he is at least widely considered one of the most significant figures in late 20th century American music

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  • Catherine Christer Hennix, Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage : Blues Alif Lam Mim, Live In New York - 2xLP (Blank Forms Editions, 2021)

  • Black vinyl, pressed at RTI and housed in a heavy-duty tip-on gatefold Stoughton jacket. Having already unearthed three collections of archival '70s recordings by Catherine Christer Hennix, Blank Forms continues our annual illumination of the visionary Swedish composer’s music by turning to more recent work with this first-time vinyl edition of Hennix’s “Blues Alif Lam Mim in the Mode of Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis,” a 2014 piece first released as a CD in 2016 / The double album captures the April 22, 2014 premiere of Hennix's composition by the Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage, her expanded just intonation ensemble, featuring a brass section of Amir ElSaffar, Paul Schwingenschlögl, Hilary Jeffery, Elena Kakaliagou, and Robin Hayward; live electronics by Stefan Tiedje and Marcus Pal; and voice by Amirtha Kidambi, Imam Ahmet Muhsin Tüzer, and Hennix herself / Intended to reveal the blues’ origins in the eastern musical traditions of raga and makam, “Blues Alif Lam Mim in the Mode of Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis” has its roots in Hennix’s 2013 realization of an “Illuminatory Sound Environment,” a concept developed in 1978 by anti-artist Henry Flynt on the basis of Hennix’s own “The Electric Harpsichord.”

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  • Donald Miller : Transgression!!! - LP (Vin Du Select Qualitite, 2021)

  • Deluxe LP housed in old style tip-on jacket with UV spot finishes and metallic inks / On Transgression!!!, Donald Miller, guitar icon known for destroying worlds in the great Borbetomagus, takes the listener on an unexpected journey through the 12-string acoustic guitar. Utilizing his occult kinetic picking style, Miller reveals undiscovered universes with nothing but a slide and a spell to guide us / Playing a blues that bristles against structure while transmitting ineffable mastery, Transgression!!! is a modern guitar album like no other. Recorded in his current city, New Orleans, the album is the first to feature Miller playing in a more traditional style than either his group work or prior solo releases. For an artist known for exploring fantastic depths of the deepest abstractions, Transgression!!! is a mystifying journey toward structure that glows with the musician’s signature intent

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  • Graham Lambkin : Solos - 4xLP Box (Blank Forms Editions, 2021)

  • This deluxe boxed set of Graham Lambkin’s first four solo records includes an expansive 42-page book featuring unseen photos and reproductions of artworks as well as essays and anecdotal recollections providing fresh insight and divulging hermetic secrets by Ed Atkins, Mark Harwood, Matt Krefting, Lawrence Kumpf, Samara Lubelski, and Adrian Rew / Poem (For Voice & Tape), Salmon Run, Softly Softly Copy Copy, and Amateur Doubles are now remastered and finally back in print, with Salmon Run and Softly Softly Copy Copy available on vinyl for the first time. This deluxe boxed set of Graham Lambkin’s first four solo records includes an expansive 42-page book featuring unseen photos and reproductions of artworks as well as essays and anecdotal recollections providing fresh insight and divulging hermetic secrets by Ed Atkins, Mark Harwood, Matt Krefting, Lawrence Kumpf, Samara Lubelski, and Adrian Rew / The years between Graham Lambkin’s tenure with the legendary Shadow Ring and his more recent improvisational duos mark a distinct period of creative production within the artist’s insular career. Living with his family in Poughkeepsie, NY, from 2001 through 2011 Lambkin recorded and self-released four solo albums that valorized mundane domestic situations while reveling in the liminal spaces between the acts of listening, recording, and producing. Created through an ingenious economy of means, these solo records are as beguilingly seductive as they are uncanny. Perpetually laughing in his own duplicitous face, Lambkin breathed new life into musique concrète and sound poetry, giving outmoded forms a contemporary consciousness while setting the gold standard for a continuously unfolding canon of 21st century tape music

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  • William S. Burroughs : Ali’s Smile - LP (Paradigm Discs, 2021)

  • Sleeve notes and numbered insert. This record is divided into two sections. The first part is the title track and takes up most of side one. Ali's Smile was first published in 1971 and was privately released as a one-sided LP, in an edition of 99 copies. It came in a plain sleeve with a hardback copy of the spoken text, and was sold exclusively through Unicorn Bookshop in Brighton, UK. Bill Butler, the bookshop owner, was still paying off a viciously punitive fine and associated court costs imposed in 1968 after a guilty verdict in an obscenity trial / Burroughs, a "fellow American", was only too happy to help out by letting him have the rights to the recording. Rumors abound as to how many copies of the LP actually sold and how many were damaged after having been left on a heater, but, whatever the facts, this magnanimous gesture would still have been very handy. This is the first official reissue of this lost audio recording. A tale of revenge, heartless cruelty and amulet power, muddied with frequent recourse to Scientological references / The rest of the LP is taken up with 33 minutes of audio tape supplied by Burroughs in answer to various questions mailed to him by a freelance journalist. It also includes several readings from material he was working on at the time. The recordings date from 1963, which places them as some of, if not the, earliest in-depth recordings of his readings and thoughts. As this material dates from just before the publication of Nova Express, much of it serves as a useful companion and commentary on his Nova mythology. In the end only about ten minutes of this material ever got broadcast, and was used as part of an illustrated talk on the BBC's Third Programme

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  • Gentle Fire : Explorations (1970 - 1973) - 3xCD Box (Paradigm Discs, 2021)

  • Repress, numbered / You may have heard of Gentle Fire, but could be forgiven for not knowing much about them. They were a 6, then 5 member group of composers/improvisers/performers based in London and Yorkshire. Most of the writings that cover the pioneers of experimental, electronic and improvised music have given them scant attention. In addition to this, their recorded output is slim, the main item being a long out of print LP (for EMI Electrola), featuring their interpretations of graphic scores by Cage, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff. Despite recordings for BBC Radio 3 and many German radio stations, it seems extraordinary that there were no other substantial releases of their repertoire, or any of the 6 Group Compositions they created / Most of the existing Gentle Fire archive was kept privately by Hugh Davies. After Hugh died in 2005 it was shared between various institutions. This release owes much to Hugh’s meticulous record keeping as well as the archives at the British Library and Special Collections at Goldsmiths, University of London. Listening sessions at the British Library were a revelation, it was like discovering a missing link in the evolution of experimental music, but above all it sounded so undated and fresh

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  • René Audiard : Blackstyle EP - 12" (Esitu, 2018)

  • Silkscreened and individually hand numbered sleeve / Blackstyle is meant to create this image of the Berlin fetish underworld, scenes in Berghain, of decadence but also one of independence, of liberation from social standards, entering into another mode of existence.

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  • André Stordeur : Oberheim SEM 8 Voice 1979-80 - LP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • Unreleased 25'06 side A track (1979-80) + selected works circa 2000 by a key composer of Belgian electronic music / While 'Oberheim' is the centerpiece of this LP, we pressed for the first timeon vinyl three pieces from the session André called 'Synthesis Studies,' previouslyfeaturing on Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music, 1978-2000. 'I washelped in my studies by a must-have book: The Techniques of Electronic Music,by Thomas Wells and Eric Vogel (University Stores, 1974). That book aside,I learned synthesis on my own. After a trip to India in 1968, I discovered Indianmusic and took tabla and sitar classes in New Delhi; my teachers were studentsof Chatur Lal and Ravi Shankar. Later, in the 2000s, while living in the US,I tried to recreate through synthesis all the Indian musical instruments I lovedso much.' 'Drone' is one of his most spectacular works

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  • Kink Gong : Zomianscape I - II - LP (Esitu, 2021)

  • Silkscreened and individually hand numbered sleeve including inside A4 risographed / "When asked what were my early influences in music, I get reminded of my teenage years in Parisian suburbs, simultaneously discovering from public libraries two important French record labels: OCORA and GRM. Then the roots of my interest in traditional music and electro-acoustic experiments grew into doing it myself, recording ethnic minorities of the zomian plateau of south-east Asia and composing a soundscape around it. This is what is happening here." / Kink Gong works with what is unknown to him, as an artist who’s attracted by beauty and strangeness. Like a stranger, he has been deeply curious about recording ethnic minority music isolated from dominating cultures within South-east Asia, thus working with musicians taking part in specific cultural communities to make almost 200 albums. Like an artist, he has been leaning towards strange marriages, building on these raw materials. They are lived moments that combine space, people and music, as if they were blocks made out of the same material

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  • Ned Lagin, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh : Seastones Set 4 and Set 5 - LP (Important, 2020)

  • Blue translucent vinyl. Record Store Day Exclusive 2020. Great experimental electronic with Grateful Dead member ! / Ned Lagin's Seastones is a groundbreaking electronic work which features musicians Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, David Crosby, Grace Slick, David Freiberg, Mickey Hart, and Spencer Dryden. Interweaving musical technologies with sound art, science, linguistics, philosophy, and early music, Seastones is comprised of pieces that are dynamic, rich and deep. It embodies the technological history of electronic music by taking full advantage of tape music, synthesizers, and computer technology / Originally released by the Grateful Dead's Round Records in 1975 and marketed to Deadheads, Seastones’s reputation as a gem of electronic music was overshadowed by the celebrity of the musicians who contributed to the source material. This LP draws from released and unreleased Seastones tracks and contains gorgeous extended Garcia vocal passages processed by Lagin who was an intermittent member of the Grateful Dead until the band broke up in 1974. Audiophile quality LP cut by Golden Mastering and pressed at RTI for optimal sound

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  • Silver Apples : Silver Apples - LP (Jackpot, Universal Music Special Markets, 2016)

  • Blue sky vinyl / Formed in 1967 as a psychedelic electronic duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer consisting of 12 oscillators (and an assortment of sound filters, telegraph keys, radio parts, lab gear and a variety of second hand electronic junk), Silver Apples quickly gained a reputation as New York’s leading underground musical expression / Their pulsating rhythmic beats with the use of electronics laid the groundwork for what would become“Krautrock” Silver Apples was released in 1968 and still remains an innovative and revolutionary album. Their highly influential sound has influenced countless bands from Stereolab, Beastie Boys, Blur and more

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  • Jacques van Erven : Tunes & Scenery (Hard To Whistle) - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2020)

  • Tunes & Scenery (Hard To Whistle) was an adventurous and quite unique effort recorded on an analog four-track by young visual artist and musician Jacques van Erven. The album surprisingly binded together the sounds of analog synthesizers, small casio keyboards, jew's harp, ukulele, marimba, and a variety of drums / A kind of hybrid music of contemporary jazz and world music combined with influences of rock in opposition and new wave spread over fifteen instant composed songs. The album was recorded in the small village of Aalst (very near to the Southern Dutch city Eindhoven) at the studio where Jacques van Erven was painting and playing music with the help of engineer Koos Berthel. Now remastered and for the first time available on vinyl. Limited to 200 copies with poster insert and reproduction of a painting by Jacques

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  • Genetisis : Genetisis - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2021)

  • Self-titled debut from the heavy-hitting trio of Ka Baird, Brian Close and Bryce Hackford (featuring Jimmy Tamborello) recorded at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels following their appearances at Meakusma Festival. Their roots can be traced back to disparate yet overlapping circles of NYC's heady scene; from the avant psych sounds of Spires That In The Sunset Rise and Baird's solo output on labels such as Rvng Intl. and Drag City, to the poetic, conceptual and often dance-driven productions of Hackford on Spring Theory and Youth, and the enigmatic electronic explorations of Close's duo, Georgia, with Justin Tripp / Genetisis is a thickly smeared, brain-melting voyage with even doses of its composers' oozing DNA creating a uniquely engineered new organism. Pressed in a limited edition of 200 copies

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  • Leven Signs : Hemp Is Here - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2021)

  • In 1985 a wondrous album titled Hemp Is Here was created by the obscure English duo Leven Signs, composed of Pete Karkut and Maggie Turner. Since then, Hemp Is Here has proven to be a visionary recording that holds a special place in the ongoing expansion of experimental music / Through the method of tape collage, an unclassifiable recording was created that consisted of post-punk and avant-pop sounds, tribal rhythms and dub and folklore elements. The result was an unpretentious yet sonically sophisticated endeavour that subconsciously evoked the twentieth-century avant-gardist and minimalist music traditions. While maintaining a distinctly original sound, their output still contributed to local explorations and remained somewhat in line with other genre-dissolving bands from eighties England like Rimarimba, This Heat, Woo, 23 Skidoo or Eric Random and The Bedlamite

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  • Joost M de Jong jr. : Studies / Studien / Études - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2020)

  • Studies / Studien / Etudes' is a collection of pieces on synth by Rotterdam-based artist Joost M. de Jong jr., inspired by the first wave of Krautrock, Wendy Carlos and straight-to-VHS soundtracks. His music is both abstract and melodic, playful and austere, highly experimental and endlessly replayable... Big tip if you're into Oneohtrix Point Never, Lorenzo Senni and Legowelt's ambient work

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  • Efrain Rozas : I Enjoy The World - LP (Futura Resistenza, 2020)

  • I Enjoy the world' is the first solo album by Efrain Rozas. The piece was composed to be listened to as a sonic meditation of 40 minutes. Buh Records (Lima, Peru), previously released the album as a limited cassette edition in 2017, accompanied with an animated video by Muriel Holguin. The album has now been remastered and pressed on vinyl by Futura Resistenza, a new record label from Rotterdam, the Netherland

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  • Den Sorte Død : Den Sorte Død - LP (Cyclic Law, 2021)

  • Black vinyl, gatefold sleeve, matt lamination / New full length album from joint project of OFFERMOSE and ANGST. From the bottomless depths of a murky Swedish forest lake, the haunting cries of a thousand voices rise like distant whispers. Songs of forgotten spirits forever drowning in the cold, still waters. Shadows form and melt away within the hovering fog of icy green. Offermose and Angst performs the sacred ritual of old and releases the glowing sadness of their wooden synths. Far into the night emotive spells are cast, long will they linger…

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  • Kammarheit : Triune - 3xLP Box (Cyclic Law, 2021)

  • Special boxset edition on clear & black vinyl, printed sleeves in box, matt lamination. Also includes 3 (A3) posters of the albums cover art. 23 Tracks. Running time: 2:14:04 / 20 year anniversary boxset featuring for the first time on vinyl Kammarheit’s first 3 official albums, “Asleep And Well Hidden” (2003), The Starwheel” (2005) and “The Nest” (2015). Since the formation of the project, Pär Boström has delivered time and time again some of the most compelling and dare we say authentic Dark Ambient music ever to grace our ears. 2020 also sees the release of his new full length “Thronal” (Cyclic Law) as well as marking the projects 20th year of existence. Kammarheit’s discography is a flawless and shadowy collection of dreamy, melancholic soundscapes that we hope will see a further expansion in the years to come

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  • Pepo Galán, Shinji Wakasa : Between The Leaves - CD (Fluid Audio, 2021)

  • 'Between The Leaves' sees the 'Book Editions' series return. Beautiful vintage books have been cut up, re-assembled and re-structured into book-bound CD covers, once again highlighting the theme of fragility within the series. Each edition will also feature delicate prints, old library cards, stamps, book-marks, vintage slides, old photos, vintage negatives, page inserts, etc. Each copy a complete original... 150 for the world! / Between The Leaves is a slow-burning stunner from Pepo Galán and Shinji Wakasa. In 2019, both musicians decided to collaborate on a new album, one with free experimentation ‘without corrections or technicalities’ first and foremost. At its heart, Between The Leaves revolves around Pepo’s improvised minimalist pianos and Shinji’s ambient manipulations and additional tweaks. The ambient atmosphere traces itself around the piano and its cool, washed-out notes, never interfering, only adding (the perfect template for an excellent team). Both of these elements turn the music into something of a magic spell, ‘a journey through…the most hidden forests of Japan to a botanical garden in southern Spain’ / Made by hand, 1 x Vintage (circa:1889-1952) hardback clothbound book (re-assembled / book binding taped together into CD covers including; 1 x glass mastered CD (Not CDR), 15-20 Pages of writing / images, 20 x A7 polaroid prints on luxury uncoated paper (designed by Craig Tattersall), 1 x stamped library card, 2 x vintage photographs, 1 x vintage book-mark, 1 x vintage numbered photo negative resting inside original waxed bag, 1 x vintage 35mm slide, 1 x incense, stamped / hand numbered / scented, all of the above rests inside Japanese wax bags, made with love...

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  • Muslimgauze : Uzi - LP (Other Voices, Kontakt Audio, 2021)

  • Grey vinyl reissue / Uzi is Muslimgauze’s gem from the late 80s. Cinematic, minimal, noisy, hypnotic, and gloomy. Probably not so overtly Middle Eastern as his later works, though definitely bearing an influence. Backed by electric drones, percussion forms a living, breathing atmosphere of impending menace

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  • La Scenes de la Bohème : Standing in the Rain - LP (Minimal Wave, 2019)

  • Black vinyl. Minimal Wave is proud to present an LP of 6 songs by cult U.K. project Scenes de la Bohème, entitled ‘Standing in the Rain’. Scenes de la Bohème was formed by Anthony Waites in London, in 1981 with an innate desire to create poetic, subversive pop music. Without any intention of ever signing to a record label, he self-released one untitled 7” single in 1982, an edition of 150 copies, with money funded to him by his parents for his 21st birthday / He often used borrowed synthesizers to record his music in various bedroom studios and friends’ houses supplemented by his beloved cherry-red Hagstrom guitar. The two songs that he released were ‘Zara’, an earworm of a pop song about a longed-for girl standing in the rain, and ‘The Tale of the Butterfly’. Unlike many other bands of the time, he never sent the single or his demos to John Peel, The NME, Beggars Banquet, nor Rough Trade and so it was lost to obscurity until a few record collectors ‘discovered’ it some 15 years ago / Scenes de la Bohème’s Untitled 7” single continues to fetch exorbitant prices in collectors’ circles so we are especially happy to be able to make this release available in the form of a newly mastered LP, which includes four unreleased tracks that Waites had recorded at the time. The LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl, as a limited edition of 600 (300 black and 300 transparent yellow), and features beautifully restored images of Waites and his main partner in crime, Seamus Fitzsimmons. The inner sleeve holds Waites’ story, his musical inspirations, and explorations as an Irish youth growing up in London in the early 1980s and discovering the avant-garde

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  • Tomaga : Intimate Immensity - LP (Hands in the Dark, 2021)

  • Opaque white vinyl, third pressing. Mostly recorded at Tom’s “Bunker” – as he called his house in London – during the days off from live performances and challenging collaborations throughout the world, Intimate Immensity collects ten intense tracks that outline a breath-taking epiphanic journey revisiting the multifaceted worlds explored by the band in seven years of non-stop and mostly live activity / The wonderful blue artwork especially created by the acclaimed artists Icinori is a perfect match with the gist of Tomaga’s aesthetics of intimacy. It is a quite similar aesthetics that could be perceived through Derek Jarman’s quotation from Blue (1993) used in the video of Intimate Immensity realised by Noriko Okaku together with some of Tom’s favourite stones collected from different places throughout his life / The dialogical richness of musical influences, that has always been a peculiarity of all Tomaga’s performances, finds its peak here. The sonic spectrum is really wide, ranging from modern composers such as Laurie Spiegel and Pauline Anna Strom who has recently passed away, to the British refined dance aesthetics of Muslimgauze and Ossia. The somewhat deceitful approachability of the ten tracks, their crystal clear and elegant surface, is in fact the outcome of the deep process of transformation that has personally and musically involved the duo during the last two years

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  • Nurse With Wound : Merzbild Schwet - LP (United Dairies, United Dirter, 2020)

  • Blue vinyl / Long awaited vinyl reissue of Nurse With Wound's classic third album, Merzbild Schwet, originally released in 1980. Packaged in an outer sleeve that replicates the original United Dairies issue and has a brand-new Steven Stapleton designed full color insert

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  • Nurse With Wound : Trippin' Musik - 3xLP Box (United Dirter, 2020)

  • Black vinyl repress with foldout insert / Will nothing stop Steven Stapleton from reinventing and reinvigorating the world of avant garde tomfoolery? As far as the catalogue of his long-running infernal project Nurse With Wound is conerned, Trippin’ Musik sees the usual mix of field recording, wayward sampling, deep head trip electronics and all the rest of it — only this time, there’s very little guidance as to where the triple LP begins and ends. No tracklist, no sides, no problem

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  • Mats Erlandsson : Minnesmärke - LP (Hallow Ground, 2020)

  • Mats Erlandsson makes his debut on the Swiss label Hallow Ground with "Minnesmärke", at once a nuanced sonic exploration of the industrial and political history of his native Sweden and a deeply personal album / One of the key figures of the Stockholm drone scene, the prolific composer worked with The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s Hillary Jeffery, violinist and long-time friend Gaianeh Pilossian as well as sound artist and frequent collaborator Yair Elazar Glotman for a two-part composition built around tuned sustained tones performed by electronic and acoustic instruments that were combined with field recordings in order to evoke a psychedelic state of reflection, a dream-like elegy for the acoustic properties of the former iron ore mine Ställbergs Gruva where the music has been conceived and recorded / Following up on releases on labels such as Hallow Ground label mates Kali Malone and Maria W Horn’s XKatedral imprint, "Minnesmärke" is Erlandsson's most accomplished work yet

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  • William Basinski : Lamentations - 2xLP (Temporary Residence Ltd, 2020)

  • Gatefold, tip-on sleeve / William Basinski's reputation as the foremost producer of profound meditations on death and decay has long been established, but on his new album, Lamentations, he transforms operatic tragedy into abyssal beauty. More than any other work since The Disintegration Loops, there is an ominous grief throughout the album, and that sense of loss lingers like an emotional vapor. Captured and constructed from tape loops and studies from Basinski's archives - dating back to 1979 - Lamentations is over forty years of mournful sighs meticulously crafted into songs. They are shaped by the inevitable passage of time and the indisputable collapsing of space - and their collective resonance is infinite and eternal

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  • Goat : Requiem - LP (Rocket Recordings, 2021)

  • Red flame vinyl housed in die-cut sleeve / The band's self-declared folk album, focused more on their subdued bucolic ritualism than psilocybin freakouts, while still conjuring the sultry heathen pulsations that ensared us on their previous albums. Includes download and double-wide die-cut jacket with printed inner sleeves

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  • Laibach : We Forge The Future - Live At Reina Sofia - LP (God Records, 2021)

  • Includes 20 page booklet / We Forge The Future is a document of a Laibach show, held in Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, on November 26th, 2017. For this museum occasion, Laibach re-enacted the historic performance that was initially staged on April 23rd, 1983, as part of the XII Music Biennale Zagreb in Croatia – then still a part of Yugoslavian federation. The performance caused furious public/media campaign against the group, whose result was a formal ban on Laibach in Slovenia and Yugoslavia, that lasted until 1987. Musically, the record documents Laibach revisiting their noise/industrial roots, including their famous pieces of that period, such as Smrt za Smrt, Boji and the title song...

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  • Sam Dunscombe : Outside Ludlow / Desert Disco - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Outside Ludlow / Desert Disco is the first major solo release from Australian performer-composer Sam Dunscombe, now based in Berlin after residing for the past decade in San Diego and Tokyo. A virtuoso clarinettist who has performed in composed and improvised settings with artists such as Klaus Lang and Taku Sugimoto, their practice also embraces computer music, lo-fi electronics and field recordings, in addition to their long-term commitment to archiving, studying and performing the work of Romanian spectralist composer Horatiu Radulescu / The two side-long pieces presented on this LP began from a chance encounter in a specific geographic location (documented in the photographs that grace the record’s sleeve). Exploring California’s Mojave desert with a friend, Dunscombe made the unlikely discovery of a tangle of quarter-inch tape snared on a cactus. The digitised version of this tape, variously edited and processed, as well as Dunscombe’s own transcription and embellished performance of some of its material on Hammond organ, makes up one of the main ingredients of the LP’s first side / The other is a field recording of the area outside the ghost town of Ludlow, where the tape was found, where haunted silence is punctuated by freight trains and clusters of explosions from gold mines and the local marine corps. Far from any kind of documentary approach, the resulting composition reaches back to the smeared atmospherics and overdriven tape crunch of Hands To, Small Cruel Party or Joe Colley, before the Hammond organ rises up to cast a spectral shimmer reminiscent of 1960s tape music classics like Arne Nordheim’s ‘Warszawa’. On ‘Desert Disco’ (its title perhaps a clue to the content of the mysterious tape), Dunscombe zeroes in on a single fragment of the tape, accompanying it with analogue synthesis to craft an immersive work based on a single chord

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  • Winter Family : Chevaliers - LP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • Winter Family is a duo made up of Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine. Their dark, saturated and dense music is described as 'Death Swing', 'Weird Wave' or 'Funeral Pop'. This new album was recorded in St Martin Church of Maxeville, France for a dance piece and was remixed in 2020, it was never published before / Xavier: "I recorded the pipe organ there, inspired by the Alsatian philanthropist organist Albert Schweitzer whose slow, bombastic performances, limited by faulty technique have always touched me deeply. In 2006, my aunt Loulou agrees to lend me the keys to the church. Ten years later, Loulou passes away, I play on this same pipe organ during her funeral. During the fall of 2018, in her room with old floral wallpapers, so cold, that I empty, surrounded by her missals and huge crucifixes I remix this pipe organs and the voice of Ruth / Through this late remixing, we wanted to deliver this woman from her agony, her eyes turned to the milkish Lotharingia sky and beyond, trying to illustrate this Catholic France of yesterday, as vain and terrifying as a month of November in this cold and humid garden, within reach of the incessant song of the A31 highway."

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  • Rawfrücht : Rawfrücht - LP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • Recorded in late 1996 and released in early 1997, this first album from the power trio Rawfrücht (2 guitars plus percussions), defies and questions the definition of genres, eras and musical movements. Ranging from minimal meditative dronish soundscapes, perfect for introspective journeys, to more 'groovy' moments, from noise rock to free rock-but-not-postrock unstable patterns - sometimes even within a single track - this album is a ride on undefined roads, no maps allowed, just instinct and the energy to always go further and deeper into charting new sonic territories… / After the release of this first untitled album, names like those of Marc Ribot, Sonic Youth or King Crimson were frequently associated to it. But this doesn't really define what this album, released for the first time on LP, really is about / Two guitars & drums. Swell Maps meet Parliament, shades of Hendrix. Can-erisms catching up with the ramblings of Gastr Del Sol. Secret & reserved side in the best tradition of the Chicago School: Tortoise, Rome etc.

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  • Hans Op De Beeck, Robin Rimbaud : Staging Silence (Original Film Soundtracks) - 2xLP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • British artist Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) traverses the experimental terrain between sound and space connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Wayne McGregor, Mike Kelley, Carsten Nicolai, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst many others / Introspective and lyrical, Staging Silence offers us a world of mystery and intrigue, held together by nature and time. This is a very humane works experienced at a time when many of us feel disconnected from the world around us. The peculiar silence that permeates this hauntingly beautiful work is very much an illustration of our times, anticipating a future in the past / Staging Silence is an exquisite study in dreamlike abstract ambience, a kaleidoscope of sounds and tones that engage the head and the heart

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  • Anthony Moore, Dirk Specht, Tobias Grewenig : The April Sessions - LP (Sub Rosa, 2021)

  • This journey, this slowly drifting sonic meditation, is an 'inner soundscape', a dialogue between the senses, the conscience and the world, inside / outside, interconnected. Like waking up from a long dream, and being stuck into its echo. The April Sessions immerges the listener into a drone-ish universe, full of random acousmatic events, inner monologues and a vast and unwritten subjective map to be drawn / The April Sessions has been living in a seedy hotel in Brussels for a few months. She listens to the sparse traffic outside her window, locked in and locked down. 'Everything is constructed', she says to herself, 'even the sound of a solitary aircraft at 25,000 feet traverses the sky no further out than the inside of my skull'. Other weird sonic phenomena criss-cross the inner cosmos of her brain and streak across her private sky like comets. And then there is the unshakeable presence of that inner monologue, known to her variously as the Tacit Dictator, the Subvocaliser and, nightmarishly enough, the voice of the Merlucid Hake

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  • Oren Ambarchi : MMXX-16: Viscount Gort - 12" (Matière Mémoire, 2021)

  • Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series: In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout the year batches of 5 new vinyls will be released / Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork / Participate in this series: Franck Vigroux, John Duncan, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Reinier Van Houdt, Stephen O’Malley, CM Von Hausswolff, Hampus Lindwall, Oren Ambarchi, Shiva Feshareki, Bérangère Maximin, Kassel Jaeger, Daniel Menche, Charlemagne Palestine, Giueseppe Ielasi, Carlos Casas, Susanna Santos Silva, Joachim Nordwall, Karbé Dinel, Mauro Lanza

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  • Bérangère Maximin : MMXX-18: Komora - 12" (Matière Mémoire, 2021)

  • Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series: In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout the year batches of 5 new vinyls will be released / Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork / Participate in this series: Franck Vigroux, John Duncan, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Reinier Van Houdt, Stephen O’Malley, CM Von Hausswolff, Hampus Lindwall, Oren Ambarchi, Shiva Feshareki, Bérangère Maximin, Kassel Jaeger, Daniel Menche, Charlemagne Palestine, Giueseppe Ielasi, Carlos Casas, Susanna Santos Silva, Joachim Nordwall, Karbé Dinel, Mauro Lanza

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  • Carlos Casas : MMXX-19: 1883 (Sound Model I) - 12" (Matière Mémoire, 2021)

  • Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series: In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout the year batches of 5 new vinyls will be released / Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork / Participate in this series: Franck Vigroux, John Duncan, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Reinier Van Houdt, Stephen O’Malley, CM Von Hausswolff, Hampus Lindwall, Oren Ambarchi, Shiva Feshareki, Bérangère Maximin, Kassel Jaeger, Daniel Menche, Charlemagne Palestine, Giueseppe Ielasi, Carlos Casas, Susanna Santos Silva, Joachim Nordwall, Karbé Dinel, Mauro Lanza

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  • Joachim Nordwall : MMXX-17: Before it gets better, it will get worse - LP (Matière Mémoire, 2021)

  • Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series: In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout the year batches of 5 new vinyls will be released / Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork / Participate in this series: Franck Vigroux, John Duncan, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Reinier Van Houdt, Stephen O’Malley, CM Von Hausswolff, Hampus Lindwall, Oren Ambarchi, Shiva Feshareki, Bérangère Maximin, Kassel Jaeger, Daniel Menche, Charlemagne Palestine, Giueseppe Ielasi, Carlos Casas, Susanna Santos Silva, Joachim Nordwall, Karbé Dinel, Mauro Lanza

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  • Shiva Feshareki : MMXX-20: Nebula - 12" (Matière Mémoire, 2021)

  • Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series: In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout the year batches of 5 new vinyls will be released / Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork / Participate in this series: Franck Vigroux, John Duncan, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Reinier Van Houdt, Stephen O’Malley, CM Von Hausswolff, Hampus Lindwall, Oren Ambarchi, Shiva Feshareki, Bérangère Maximin, Kassel Jaeger, Daniel Menche, Charlemagne Palestine, Giueseppe Ielasi, Carlos Casas, Susanna Santos Silva, Joachim Nordwall, Karbé Dinel, Mauro Lanza

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  • Jabir : Vuelo Por Las Alturas De Alhambra - LP (Discos Transgénero, 2021)

  • Vuelo por las Alturas de Alhambra by Jabir was originally published in 1988 on Discos Esplendor Geométrico and it's a hidden gem in the catalogue of this influential Spanish label. The album unfolds a series of subtle and mesmerising compositions inspired by the legacy of Al-Andalus, the muslim Spanish civilisation. Both a polymath and erudite musician, Jabir decided to pay homage to the marriage of spirituality and science present in that bygone era. For that aim, he relied on a vast array of acoustic instruments (ney, violin, ud, bendir and daf), as well as on digital synthesizers and a complex system of computers able to generate aleatory melodies in Middle Eastern scales / Discos Transgénero is proud to make this extraordinary and highly sought masterpiece available again for the first time in more than three decades. The reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes with the approval and supervision of his author and includes new liner notes and unreleased pictures. Vuelo por las Alturas de Alhambra is a recommended listening for those into the most narcotic side of Muslimgauze, the Dariush Dolat-Shahi's lps on Folkways, Jon Hassell's Fourth World explorations or even the recent work of contemporary Iranian experimentalists like Sote and Saba Alizadeh

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  • Various Artists : Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records From Japan, 1903-1912 - LP (Sublime Frequencies, 2021)

  • The first commercial recordings from Asia were made in Japan in 1903 by Fred Gaisberg, the legendary producer and recording engineer who traveled the world making recordings for the Gramophone Company (later His Masters Voice). The recording industry barely existed at this time. Man’s ability to record and reproduce sound had only existed since 1877 (with the invention of Edison’s cylinder phonograph) and flat disc records, what we all collect and obsess over today, had only come into being in the late 1890s / It is a miracle what these fragile discs have survived: wars with Russia and China, the fire bombings (and worse) of World War II, modernization, the onslaught of Western media. They document, through a dreamlike haze of surface noise, a Japan that had just barely begun to open its doors to the rest of the world. Including gagaku, shakuhachi, shamisen, storytelling, folksong and more. these recordings are a unique glimpse into an ancient culture and an important document of the beginnings of the recording industry. Simple and complex. Alien and familiar. Featuring important artists and those who only appeared to sing before the strange Western recording horn and then vanished / Sound Storing Machines spans only 9 years of recording—-from 1903 and the first commercial recordings made by Fred Gaisberg to 1912, the beginning of Japan’s homegrown record industry, including a few sides taken from Japan’s notorious bootleg 78rpm industry. Collected on various trips to Japan and compiled by sound artist Robert Millis (Indian Talking Machine, Victrola Favorites, Climax Golden Twins, Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan, This World is Unreal Like a Snake in a Rope, etc). This is part three in a series (all produced by Millis) of early recording from Asia—including Sublime Frequencies’ The Crying Princess: 78rpm Records from Burma and Scattered Melodies: Korean Kayagum Sanjo

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  • Raed Yassin : Archeophony - 2xLP (Akuphone, 2021)

  • Archeophony takes us on a journey through time and space where traditional instruments and voices meet experimental electronic sounds in the most unique way. Raed Yassin has created the soundtrack to a psychedelic science-fiction movie that will unravel in your brain like a time travel machine from the future looking into the past / In a similar vein to an archeologist, Raed Yassin’s new album Archeophony takes us on a journey through sounds and voices excavated from collected sonic archives from the past, rearranged and reproduced through electronics, distortion, sampling and assembly. Drum machines, synthesizers and electronic sounds merge with solo traditional voices and instruments recorded in different parts of the world, coming together to create a contrarian yet magical sound unlike any other. Based on so-called ‘ethnic’ music recordings conducted between the 1950s and 80s by Western ethnomusicologists in true colonial fashion, the album attempts to achieve an archeology of sound that reflects both the course history and its continuous distortion by the powers that be / The result is a dizzying living archive of sonic history as well as the presentation of a unique experimental orchestration

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  • Various Artists : MIEN (YAO) – Cannon Singing in China, Vietnam, Laos - LP (Sublime Frequencies, 2021)

  • Other-worldly Canon singing from MIEN (YAO) hill tribes in China, Vietnam, and Laos. Raw, ethereal, and cosmic – for fans of Bulgarian choir and Javanese Court Gamelan & Sundanese styles of vocal ascension / Although their name comes from a pejorative Chinese expression that means “dog” or “savage" – stemming from a legend that they were founded by a dog who saved the life of the daughter of a Chinese emperor and thus was rewarded with her hand in marriage – the largest branch of the YAO minority call themselves MIEN, which means simply “people". They number 4 million and are spread over the southern Chinese provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan and also migrated to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand over the last centuries. Part of the Miao-Yao (Hmong Mien) group of the Sino-Tibetan ethnolinguistic family, they have many subgroups, usually defined according to colors of their traditional clothes / Recorded and produced in the field by Laurent Jeanneau (Kink Gong), this limited edition LP comes with a two sided insert of photos and liner notes with extended track descriptions by Laurent Jeanneau

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  • László Hortobágyi : The Amygdala Expedition - LP (áMARXE, 2021)

  • The Amygdala Expedition was composed in 1989 to be originally released on vinyl, so for the first time it is available from the original master on the format which it was conceived for. László Hortobágyi is interested in expeditions. Music is his medium for travelling through time. He belongs to the class of those few Europeans who still understand the rules of the long forgotten oriental art of sound. Through his works L.H. endeavors to conserve this art, before the steamroller of the stupefied media-age makes it totally flat / The technological developments in the music industry gave L.H. the tools to compose, in the time span of half a year, what would have taken an Indian musician 20 years of practice to realize. But now, when the technical possibilities exist to combine the occidental with the oriental musical forms or the European polyphony with the middle age rhythmic structures, the worldwide production of music is comparable to that of washing powder. An overkill in banality. For this reason L. H. produces virtual musical worlds and fictitious cultures. Always with his vision directed towards the east, he takes samples from obscure ethnological recording segments and mixes them into his rich compositional structures / He was born in 1950 in Budapest. He took his first trips in 1967 to North India to record classical music, to pursue music-philology studies and to learn rudra-vina, sitar, surbahar and tabla. In 1981 he founded the Gayan Uttejak Orchestra and Gayan Uttejak Society, an musical organization which functioned at the same time as a studio and archive. The progenitor Society in this name of Gayan Uttejak Mandali had been truly founded in India in 1884 but had already dissolved by 1917

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  • Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni : Lesbo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - LP (Vinyl Magic, 2020)

  • "Lesbo" is a 1969 erotic film directed by Edoardo Mulargia, his only experiment in this genre within a filmography mostly focused on Western films and sentimental/romantic comedies. Calling "Lesbo" an underground film is practically an understatement, as no official home video releases of this movie seem to exist; its soundtrack instead has luckily survived to the present day and, given the caliber of its two composers, it could only be a terrific work / The friendship between Francesco De Masi and Alessandro Alessandroni is even more dated than the artistic partnership that was later born between the most famous spaghetti western whistle and Morricone, and "Lesbo" is 'only' one of the various collaborations between these two composers / Introduced as usual by a sensual theme sung by a seducing female voice, this warm and Mediterranean-flavoured soundtrack has numerous variations with a romantic/symphonic, lounge, even jazz taste, with some typically 'Morriconian' moments of tension too. An extremely varied work, therefore, of which in 1969 - the year the film was released in theaters - only eight tracks were published on the single side of an LP containing, in addition to the soundtrack of "Lesbo", also that of "L'amore questo sconosciuto" on side B. Recently reissued with the addition of numerous bonus tracks, it is here in its full version - 24 tracks! - on vinyl for the first time ever. 180gr. black vinyl with gatefold cover edition

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  • Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra : DAGARA - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West Region - LP (Sublime Frequencies, 2021)

  • Dagara gyil field recordings from Ghana - Two side long tracks of dizzying acoustic trance music - Musicians include Aaron Bebe Sukura - Recorded by Hisham Mayet on location in Lawra, Ghana in 2019 - Limited edition LP with 4 page insert of liner notes and photos - Field recordings of Lobi traditional xylophone (gyil) music recorded by Hisham Mayet on location in Ghana's Upper West Region, West Africa in 2019. Featuring Aaron Bebe Sukura, considered one of the gyil's master musicians from this area / Long form trance music with acoustic instruments sounding like several minimalist orchestras getting to maximalist sonic peaks. The gyil music of the Dagara is a complex multi-dimensional symphony of notes, bringing to life an animist expression that reveals a cultural dialogue between the spirits, the deceased, musicians, dancers, and audience alike. The intensity of this recording reaches a level of complexity that rivals techno music. It is in essence an acoustic techno music, utilizing organic instruments made of wood, leather and gourds filled with spider egg sacs for resonance and played by master musicians creating a sonic wanderlust of mesmerizing sound

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  • Controlled Death, Mayuko Hino : Split - LP (Cold Spring, 2021)

  • Picture disc housed in in a heavy PVC archive sleeve. Two giants of the Japanese Noise scene present exclusive material on a special limited vinyl release / Controlled Death is the nom de plume of Maso Yamazaki (MASONNA), who unleashed his claustrophobic Death Industrial / Blackened Electronics debut for Cold Spring last autumn (the sold out split LP with Rudolf Eb.er). "Devil's Sacrifice" (in 6 parts) continues Maso's obsession with heavy, Korg MS-20 drones. Deranged vocals choked under impenetrable, blood-soaked atmospheres of doom, death and decay, saturated with washes of anxiety, paranoia and alienation / Mayuko Hino, ‘Queen Of Japanese Noise’, delivers two lengthy tracks. While the first track is filled with feverish, dense noise and swathes of savage electronics, the second, mind-melting electronic piece (reminiscent of her debut album 'Lunisolar' for Cold Spring) descends into a diseased, suffocating maelstrom, finishing on the verge of psychosis. In addition to self-made instruments, Mayuko plays noise with her six-theremin oscillators (in bright pink) - the one and only in the world, specially made by Ryo Araishi (a.k.a. ichion). Mayuko is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control Center) in 1990, together with Hiroshi Hasegawa, Fumio Kosakai and Ryuichi Nagakubo

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  • Lilacs & Champagne : Danish & Blue - LP (Mexican Summer, 2013)

  • Lilacs & Champagne, the project of Grails’ Emil Amos and Alex Hall, is built on warped samples and scorched guitar solos, creating a playful, psychedelic take on damaged funk and pop. The duo’s 2012 self-titled debut suggested a template for a new kind of psychotic mood music, and the follow up, Danish & Blue, manages to be both darker and more ambitious. “Lilacs & Champagne was created to be a direct tribute to the musical outsiders of the past” says Hall / Made up of sounds sourced from Scandinavian porn and hyper-obscure b-movies from the late ’60s, Danish & Blue pulls from records other DJs wouldn’t touch by strategy. “We want to twist the knife as far as it can go into sample-based methodology, by taking pieces of loner music history and empowering them to shed light on both the pathetic side of human life and its improbable beauty.” says Amos

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  • Lilacs & Champagne : Lilacs & Champagne - LP (Mexican Summer, 2012)

  • Sound-pieces that draw from underground rap, spaghetti-western soundtracks, dub and techno ... nice stuff from Alex Hall and Emil Amos!

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  • Adelbert Von Deyen : Nordborg - LP (Bureau B, 2016)

  • Adelbert von Deyen is a protagonist of the so-called Berlin School (Berliner Schule) of electronic music. "Nordborg" was released just a year after the debut "Sternzeit". It featured only one track on each side. Again, von Deyen took his time crafting a meditative maelstrom of ambient sounds. The B-side, "Iceland", is actually an acoustic interpretation of a snowstorm in Nordborg, Denmark, as remembered by von Deyen

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  • Adelbert Von Deyen : Atmosphere - LP (Bureau B, 2016)

  • Bureau B present a reissue of Adelbert Von Deyen's third album Atmosphere, originally released in 1980 / Album number three from electronic musician Adelbert Von Deyen marks the end of his ambient phase. Whilst Atmosphere largely swathes listeners in familiarly vast expanses of sound, the driving analog drums of the opening track (Von Deyen's most successful, as it turned out) signal a shift towards electro-kraut terrain. Atmosphere showcases Adelbert Von Deyen at the peak of his powers

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  • Adelbert Von Deyen : Sternzeit - LP (Bureau B, 2016)

  • Reissue, originally released 1978 / Adelbert von Deyen is a protagonist of the so-called BerlinSchool (Berliner Schule) of electronic music. On his debut albumSternzeit, he takes his time to develop sound structures, oftendrifting, floating blissfully into tonal interference. The listener alsorequires time and patience, but will be rewarded with a Zen-likestate of contemplation

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  • Erik Wøllo : Silver Beach - 2xLP (Abstrakce, 2021)

  • Originally released on vinyl on the Norwegian label Cicada Records in 1986, now reissued as special expanded edition housed in die-cut sleeve. Erik Wøllo is a unique Norwegian musician that has been active since 1980, covering a wide range of styles but mostly known for his very personal take on electronic ambient music / In Silver Beach, gentle rhythms hold center for lush beautiful melodies to unfold, manifesting a restrained elegance in the way the chords hover around this percolating heartbeat. The result is synthetic walkabout music, an album of simple yet vibrant sophistication, perfect for wandering around or sitting contemplating imaginary beautiful vistas with eyes closed. These seventeen stunning tracks create a sense of ceaseless motion without arrival, the pleasure of traveling without destination: walking on an outer limits beach / An early electronic music masterpiece, it was made using the latest MIDI technology at that time. Everything was composed and recorded on the now vintage Roland MSQ700, and all the diverse synths and rack modules were mixed directly down to 2 track analog tape (no multitrack tape was used)

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  • David Chesworth : Industry & Leisure - LP (B.F.E Records, 2021)

  • Originally released in 1983 as a cassette and an EP containing three tracks - The Search,I Just Thought, and Schoolbooks Decide on Innocent Records. This is a remastered version of the cassette including an unreleased track / Electronic Post Punk and Synth Pop, waves travelling in circles, spiralling around solid blocks of underground experimental rhythms. A proper treasure in the hidden realm of eighties experimentation. These songs demonstrate some of the most brilliant occult songlines in musical innovation of their time. They have the marks of domestic pieces of art where you can hear the anxious tension between the mechanical production of goods and the need to consume pleasure in your free time; just as unsatisfying, just as devoid of essence. Around this dialectic, we hear the result of home made repetitive music as a reflection on consumer existence / Not conceptual but very much thought out, the success of these tunes is both their initial idea and the end product. We can hear a solitary room of composition and an exhibition in an art gallery interacting with bodies. The imaginative sound design and very catchy composition make this one of the most memorable entries in the fertile and innovative musical canon of its time

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  • Human Figures : Footsteps - LP (B.F.E Records, Frigio, 2021)

  • An album of intricate minimal wave/post punk from Daniel Holt’s new project Human Figures. You may know Holt as the head of Ardetha Records, but he also has an impressive resume of experimental synth and ambient projects, such as synth duo Vault, and the mind-melting techno 12 » for L.I.E.S. Records and Frigio records under his own name / Human Figures is a completely new and personal avenue of expression for Holt. “Footsteps” is liminal, lonely and misty with negative space between each instrument. Each note invokes a warm hypnagogic atmosphere, tinged with fluttering anxiety / Through these eight tracks, this multifaceted musician shows another side of his art with guitars, basslines and drum machines. The mournful “Lifted Burden”, with its cowbells and echoing vocals swaddled in warm strings, sets the tone. Haunting notes are supported by a staccato beat as Holt´s melancholic vocals sail in “40 Days” before the bare brilliance of “An Open Heart.” A spread of influences is drawn on for Human Figures: the post-punk rawness of “For My Angel”, the synth romance of “Footsteps” the cold reductions of “Passing Beyond Body.” Sombre, stirring and superb

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  • Wayne Horvitz : Dinner At Eight - LP (Abstrakce, 2021)

  • Reissue of this amazing 1986 album where drum machines meet improv jazz. Horvitz gathers together his drum machine and synths along with his talented friends -Elliot Sharp included- for this really original record that is both composed and improvised / An obscure gem by one of the most spirited musicians to populate NY 80's avant-garde, a golden era for vanguard attitudes and sounds. Horvitz, keyboard player at Naked City (along with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, and Fred Frith) had classical musical education and an ulterior demise of the discipline; radical jazz sensibilities, and rock'n roll vitality. That made up for a very unique, highly distinctive, breed of cutting-edge music. The boundaries of contemporary composition are expanded, breathing from improvisatory strategies and awareness of both the pop world and the most experimental milieu's discoveries

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  • Tibor Szemzo : Snapshot From The Island - LP (Fodderbasis, 2020)

  • Hungarian “minimalist” instrumentalist/composer Tibor Szemzo is considered a genius by many, although his accomplishments as an artist are sometimes overshadowed by the likes of superstars, Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Snapshot From The Island was originally released by Leo Records in 1987 and now 33 years later the album gets the proper reissue on his own label / Snapshot From The Island is a wonderful excursion into ambient-electronic-acoustic dreamscapes which could also be considered an offshoot of what many call the “minimalist movement” The title track, “Snapshot From The Island” is a 24-minute tone poem featuring Szemzo performing on computer drums and flutes of various pitch. Here, Szemzo provides a soft rhythmic undercurrent to balance the somewhat ethereal and delightfully hypnotic motif as he also electronically emulates bird and animal sounds which magnifies the mood or imagery of a far away “Island” paradise

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  • Tibor Szemzo : ARBO X (Csoma Grooves) - LP (Fodderbasis, 2021)

  • Tibor Szemzo is not only a skillful and experienced Hungarian musician but also a media artist with a vast imagination. His last LP, ARBO X – Csoma Grooves, refers to his full-length film A Guest of Life released in 2006, for which he not only directed but also composed all the music. / The film is inspired by the life of Alexander Csoma de Körös, a remarkable polyglot from the 19th century who set out from his native Transylvania to central Asia on foot to look for the roots of the Hungarian language. He reached Tibet, dedicated the rest of his life to study of Tibetan manuscripts and finally became the founder of tibetology. After 14 years Tibor Szemzo decided to explore the theme further and composed the cinematic performance, Silverbird and the Cyclist, where he as narrator presented the story of Csoma from a different perspective

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  • Gabor Szabo : Bacchanal - LP (Ebalunga!!!, 2021)

  • Labeled “the Nureyev of the guitar” by jazz critic Leonard Feather, Gabor Szabo was at his creative peak at the end of the 60s, when he recorded his masterpiece “Bacchanal”. Szabo’s 60s quintet, featuring guitarist Jimmy Stewart, is on top form here with another of his unique collections of both jazz and pop hits. His restrained use of feedback at just the right moments shows Szabo was willing to open up to new sounds yet he keeps a tight grip on his signature sound throughout these eight cuts

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  • Coil : Love's Secret Domain (30th-anniversary edition) - 2xCD Box (Infinite Fog Productions, 2021)

  • 6-sided digipack with booklet. To mark its 30 year anniversary Infinite Fog are beyond proud to present an expanded, fully remastered re-release of this fan favourite available for the first time ever in its entirety on vinyl with 10 rare and mostly unreleased tracks and alternative versions from the period added as a bonus to a luxurious 3LP/2CD set / Love's Secret Domain contains among its many highlights the Lynchian William Blake tribute of its title track and the intoxicating single "Windowpane", original versions of the later Coil live staple "Teenage Lightning" and the majestically warped classicisms of "Chaostrophy". Marc Almond guests on the typhonian "Titan Arch" and This Heat's Charles Hayward provides some amazing drum stylings / This album produced by Coil & Danny Hyde is pushing their sound ideas and probably their sanity to their very limits. Beyond the iconic Steven Stapleton cover art here reproduced in unseen definition the doors of perception still open wide for both long-term Coil aficionados and new-comers to this supremely innovative release to explore unknown depths. The long-overdue re-release illustrates how far ahead of the curve Coil were with the sounds on this album, which still sounds as fresh and mind-blowing as it did back in the early 90s

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  • Michael Stearns : Ancient Leaves - LP (Infinite Fog Productions, 2019)

  • We're happy to announce a pure gem of early ambient music. Michael Stearns is a multi-genre music composer and soundtrack designer/producer. His credits include music for Ron Fricke's non-verbal 70MM films "Chronos", "Baraka" and "Samsara (with Lisa Gerrard And Marcello De Francisci)", music for NASA, Laserium, Disney films, HBO, ABC, PBS, BBC, Discovery Channel and James Cameron's "The Abyss", "Titanic" and "Avatar". Michael works in his studio "The Guest House", in Santa Fe, New Mexico / In 1975, Michael moved from Tucson to Los Angeles to study with Emilie Conrad at the Continuum Studio. Emilie had ‘live’ music for her ‘movement meditation’ classes, and Michael began performing with Fred Stofflet, Gary David, and Don Preston. Ancient Leaves (25:43) was Michael’s first album, recorded in 1976/77 with a Mini Moog synthesizer and a Finish lap harp (Kantele) onto 4 track tape. To the other instruments, Michael added Emilie chanting, an ascending choir with Susan Harper and Linda Olsen vocalists, Gregorian Chants and a night ambience recorded in the desert outside of Tucson, Arizona, his hometown. It was initially released on LP and cassette / The ‘B’ side, Elysian E (23:13) was performed with an Arp String Ensemble played through an MXR digital delay, one of the first, then slowed to half speed. To this he added Moog and EML synthesizers, The Beam and his voice. Mastering from original source - Martin Bowes (Attrition) in The Cage Studio

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  • Muslimgauze : Uzi - CD (Other Voices, Kontakt Audio, 2021)

  • Remastered reissue housed in mini-LP sleeve + poster / Muslimgauze's gem from the late 80s. Cinematic, minimal, noisy, hypnotic, and gloomy. Probably not so overtly Middle Eastern as his later works, though definitely bearing an influence. Backed by electric drones percussion forms a living, breathing atmosphere of impending menace / For a strange reason, this album was missed in VOD's Chasing The Shadow Of Bryn Jones 10xLP Box-set. Now you have a chance to complete your Muslimgauze discography!

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  • Aghast : Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis - LP (Eternal Pride Productions, 2020)

  • Reissue with poster, insert / Aghast was a project by Nebelhexe and Nacht, released in 1994. This album was released back then by the legendary Cold Meat Industry and is now presented in a great re-edition Vinyl by Eternal Pride. "Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis" is the real dark and gloomy ambiance played in a classical dark wave vein. Minimalism in musical content, compensated by spooky and ice-cold vocals that will haunt you. Macabre enchantresses will seduce you and take you to their ghastly realm. Hear gods cry and angels fall. Listen to horror and beauty. Let Aghast bewitch you! Definitely one of the best Dark Ambient albums of all time

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  • Paul Chain : Is Dead - Volume One - 2xLP (Horn of Plenty, 2021)

  • Heavy card sleeve + two riso inserts / Paul Chain was a pseudonym first used by the self-taught Italian multi-instrumentalist Paolo Catena in 1977. In 2003 he announced Paul Chain's 'artistic death' and destroyed all the tapes and photos in his possession. No explanation was given. Paul Chain has become a cult figure in the doom metal scene, but his 'purely phoentic' vocals, lo-fi recording techniques, and disregard for genre, will appeal to a far wider audience. With this officially licensed 93-minute double LP the Horn of Plenty sidesteps the metal side of the Paul Chain catalogue in favour its more esoteric corners where Paolo explored folk, psych, prog, and minimal electronics. Paul Chain Is Dead Volume 1 presents tracks that haven't appeared on vinyl for 30 years alongside first-time vinyl outings

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  • Futurisk : Recordings 1980-1982 - 3x7" Box (Minimal Wave, 2021)

  • Minimal Wave is proud to present ‘Recordings 1980-1982’ (MW077), a triple 7” flexi box set by pioneering south Florida synth-punk band Futurisk, in honor of their 40th anniversary. Founded by Jeremy Kolosine in 1978, Futurisk recorded many songs and performed live throughout the early 1980s. Though they had released two 7”s that sold out, had a legendary live show, and even some videos, by 1984 Futurisk was history. Eventually, the main core of Futurisk would be the Jeremy Kolosine, Richard Hess, and Jack Howard line-up though much happened leading up to this point / The ‘Recordings 1980-1982’ box set includes three 7”s, an Army Now (1982) 7” flexi, and a 16-page full-color booklet featuring unpublished photographs of the band, the history of the band, and an interview with founder Jeremy Kolosine. The three 7”s are The Sound of Futurism 1980 / Army Now which includes an unreleased track from the same session, the Player Piano five-song 7” EP from 1982, and the Ocean Sound 7”, which has not been released in this format until now. All three 7”s are remastered, pressed on heavyweight 70-gram vinyl, and housed in heavy color printed matte sleeves featuring the band’s original artwork. The box is case wrapped and depicts an early illustration of the band printed in black on white with a spot gloss

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  • Jyl : Jyl - LP (Minimal Wave, 2021)

  • Minimal Wave is honored to present a reissue of Jyl‘s self-titled full-length album from 1984, originally released on Klaus Schulze’s Inteam label. Born and raised in California, Jyl travelled to Europe in her twenties to dance and met several talented and like-minded collaborators along the way. She ended up in Germany, and worked with Ingo Werner, Angela Werner, and Klaus Schulze, on what would become one of the most important and forward thinking electronic albums of the time. Shortly after its release, the song “Computer Love” became a mini-hit along with the album’s opening track “Mechanic Ballerina”. The lyrics of “Silicon Valley” and “Computer Generation” are reflective of the times and have become even more relevant now, 36 years later / The production and song arrangement on the album is immaculate. The synthesizers, drum programming and vocal contributions complement Jyl’s voice perfectly. The album contains an incredible depth beyond a regular dance album likely due to the spirit of the people behind it – the list of contributors add to its significance and near-mythological mystery / After years of searching to no avail, the master tapes were finally located and we were able to remaster them for the best possible audio result. The record is pressed on black 180 gram vinyl and comes housed in a glossy heavyweight sleeve. The sleeve features an updated version of the original artwork, and is accompanied by a 12 page LP sized booklet, featuring large scale portraits of Jyl from the time, an interview (thank you, Anders Larsson), and all of Jyl’s previously unpublished lyrics

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  • Plugpoint Music : Last Chance - LP (Minimal Wave, 2021)

  • Minimal Wave present the reissue of a rare self-released record by Plugpoint Music called ‘Last Chance’. Plugpoint Music was the minimal synth project of Reiner Ossmann, who recorded the 12 songs on this album in his home studio in Germany in 1987 and released them as an edition of 200 copies. This gem of a record was never properly distributed and so essentially disappeared until it began circulating amongst various collectors during the last 15 years. The sound has been compared to the likes of Mort Garson and Cluster. It’s a true minimal synth classic in all of its eccentricity and lack of self-consciousness. The record has been remastered and is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl as an edition of 500 copies along with a lyric insert sheet

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  • Gate : Winter Songs - LP (8mm, 2021)

  • High-gloss sleeve / 8mm Records’ latest - Gate’s "Winter Songs" - gathers three long form works of hazy fuzzed out guitar drones from the The Dead C’s Michael Morley, that amount to engrossing meditative expanses at the borders of ambient music, minimalism, and stoner rock. Inward looking and delicate, while bubbling with fury and life, it stands among our absolute favorite releases from one of the most interesting artists working today, and rides high among the best albums of the year so far

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  • Various Artists : Alan Lomax's American Patchwork - 2xLP (Mississippi, 2021)

  • A stunning 2xLP collection of music documented during Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978 to 1983. A completely overlooked and underrepresented period in American folk and blues history, this album includes legendary performances by RL Burnside, Napoleon Strickland, Boyd Rivers, Tommy Jarrell, and many more, newly remastered and released on vinyl for the first time! / From 1978 to 1983, Alan Lomax and a video-crew travelled through the American South and Southwest, documenting its traditional music — miners, moonshiners, and Primitive Baptists in Kentucky; flat-footers, string bands, and Piedmont blues in North Carolina; Cajun cowboys, fiddlers, and zydeco stompers in French-speaking Louisiana; and fife-and-drum ensembles, gospel quartets, former railroad track-liners, levee-camp muleskinners, and players on the pre-war blues circuit in Mississippi / This footage ultimately totaled some 350 hours and was edited into Lomax's "American Patchwork" series, which aired on American public television in 1991. But given the strictures of the form, hundreds of discrete performances and compelling scenes were left unseen and unheard. This set brings together some of the standout recordings Lomax made in his attempt to document the last vestiges of the “local surround” in Mississippi, Appalachia, and Louisiana. Intimate performances by R.L. Burnside, Tommy Jarrell, Boyd Rivers, Napoleon Strickland and more, newly remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk and never before released on vinyl

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  • Alvin Curran : The Works - LP (Our Swimmer, 2021)

  • First vinyl reissue of this experimental masterpiece after 41 years! / The Works -- one of the most famous pieces by brilliant American composer Alvin Curran -- was not created by will and direct purpose but, as the composer himself states, as a "providential accident" which is to say quite organically. Combining piano and voice with found sound and a custom-built Serge modular synthesizer, The Works is a slowly developing piece where space and ambient tape are eventually overtaken by raga-esque chanting and frenetic piano playing, where synthesizer washes become full-on workouts all leading to a coda where the listener is "finally carried off on the wheels of the Berlin U-Bahn."

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  • Detto Mariano : Delitto Al Ristorante Cinese - LP (Musica Per Immagini, 2020)

  • Musica Per Immagini is glad to present the first vinyl release of Detto Mariano's “Delitto Al Ristorante Cinese”, the second original soundtrack in the so-called 'delitti' series. It's another classic iteration of the crime-comedy films that came out of the partnership between director Bruno Corbucci and actor Tomas Milian, a special connection that had started with the great success of “Squadra Antiscippo” and was followed by eleven more pictures, all centered on the character of Nico Giraldi, a former criminal who, while having become a cop, was unwilling to give up his in your face attitude and the Roman slang of the city's thieves / The score by the Italian composer is a mix of sounds characterized by a unique investigation of musical timbre. Nine tracks that cross the entire sound spectrum: electronic pulses, funk rhythms, jazz and Mediterranean sounds and some oriental atmospheres. A brief summary of the artist's creativity passed away a few months ago

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  • Marika Politissa : All Parts Dark - LP (Mississippi, Olvido, 2020)

  • Marika “politissa” Frantzeskopoulou was a Greek singer from Constantinople, renowned for her precise, fluid and graceful performances and depth of feeling. Backed by some of the best musicians of the era on lyra, violin, oud, kanonaki and guitar, Marika’s repertoire and techniques drew from Byzantine and Ottoman musical traditions. She possessed an ability to devastate her audience through her expressions of grief, exile, and tragic love, running the gamut of cafe aman, torch songs, lilting and fragile odes to heartache, heavy Piraeus style rebetika, and ecstatic Near-Eastern climaxes, all with a visceral sense of atmosphere, emotion, and fatalism / Marika’s voice is complimented beautifully by her backing musicians, creating a pulsing acoustic foundation over which her voice soars with clarity and purpose. Produced in collaboration with Tony KLEin (Greek Rhapsody, Mortika) and Stavros Kourousis (From Tambouras to Bouzouki) and co-released by Olvido Records (A. Kostis, Alexis Zoumbas). Restoration by Michael Graves. LP version includes a 12 page color booklet with rare photographs, full lyrics, and extensive notes

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  • Kink Gong : Zomia Vol. 1 - LP (Discrepant, 2021)

  • Kink Gong is back with his unique take and re-interpretation of the music he’s been recording and documenting for years in the South East Asian highlands. Zomia Vol.1 takes the conceptual idea of Zomia, proposed by James C Scott in The Art of Not Being Governed, an Anarchist History of Upland South East Asia, to construct its very own mythological soundscape inspired by a semi-utopic region where state rules don’t apply. Zomia might be (almost) gone but Kink Gong is keen keep its spirit alive by releasing a series of albums celebrating the region’s quasi mythological features

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  • Moggi, Piero Umiliani : News! News! News! - LP (Musica Per Immagini, 2021)

  • The one and only of ficial reissue of a stunning work by Moggi, better known as Piero Umiliani. “News! News! News!” (1979) was originally released in few copies on the small imprint Sound Work Shop, both label and recording studio owned by the cult maestro. Musica Per Immagini gave another chance to its eleven amazing electronic and jazz tracks played by some of the best musicians who took part in the golden age of Italian music libraries. This sought-after album is the way the composer tried to tell us what were the experimental and futuristic sounds of the old media world, especially on paper, to which he has always been drawn. The titles of the tracks refer, not surprisingly, to a series of technical terms and some tools of journalism. “News! News! News!” thus represents the 'draft' of a different story of a fascinating music without borders, not necessarily composed for documentaries or films. Simply brilliant!

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  • Masahiko Satoh, Osuwa Daiko : Suwa Ikazuchi - LP (Via Parigi, 2021)

  • Beautiful vinyl edition with obi strip and insert. The Suwa Daiko is a tradition of Kagura (= sacred music and dance) and drums of the SUWA TAISHA Shrine that enshrines the life of the TAKEMINAKATA (= one of god in Japanese mythology). It is a folk performing art that is recorded in an ancient document of the “Koshin-etsu-Senroku (=Koshin-etsu War Record)”. The document says that it is also medieval military music. Shingen TAKEDA (1521-1573), who was a great warlord in 16th-century known for his equestrian corps said to be the strongest in Sengoku period, formed 21 people of Suwa Daiko and raised the spirit and willingness of the Takeda army soldiers by Suwa Daiko at the battle of Kawanakajima (1553-1564) / Mr. Daihachi OGUCHI has collected traditional drums with different tones of various sizes and created an original group drum. He opened 15 branches nationwide, 12 branches overseas such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Singapore etc. and helped spread the Suwa Daiko world wide. Osuwa Daiko Preservation Society is an intangible cultural property that inherits the will of Daihachi OGUCHI. This album was recorded at the Osuwa Daiko Preservation Society dojo in Okaya City, Nagano / One of the two songs is created as DTM by veteran jazz pianist Masahiko SATO (studied at Berklee College of Music in 1966-68 and has many awards). His DTM adds unique musicality to this traditional sound and makes it lively and original. Also, the artwork was licensed to use “Shingen TAKEDA statue” drawn by Tohaku HASEGAWA (=Tohaku HASEGAWA (1539-1610) was the highest painter played an active part from the Azuchi Momoyama to the early Edo period. Now many of his works designated as national treasures.) It is an important cultural property in the Seikei-in Temple at Mt. Koya

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  • MSBR : Structured Suicide - LP (Urashima, 2021)

  • After his debut LP and a lathe cut seven-inch, Structured Suicide is third MSBR release and first on tape in amazing package as everything other release by artist. The long track that occupies the entire A side of the cassette and the first track of the B side of over a quarter of an hour, are filled with excellent harsh noise with strong influences of concrete and electroacoustic music, deep and calmer rumble and ambient effluence / Structured Suicide is a terrific undertaking into the wickedness of mechanized clatter as a foreboding, consuming pollution, the unrelenting and ever-building storm of machines slowly lulling the living into bleak states of masochistic artificiality. This is the classic sound of MSBR, which envelops you with its texture of noise scales, suffocating and enthralling, without an immediate impact, but which then, at its harshest, hits you with devastating force! The other two quite short tracks that close the album are less conventional and show how much the artist wants to experiment, without closing himself in a pre-packaged genre / Vinyl comes in only 199 copies with cover that faithfully reproduces the style of original art work, with vinyl labels that replicates inlay tape card. An awesome artefact of early 1990s Japan noise music, resting at the borders of electroacoustic, Urashima’s long awaited, first ever vinyl reissue of Koji Tano’s epoch-making album, 'Structured Suicide', emerges 28 years later as a stunning testament to the importance of the creative expansion to which it belongs. Absolutely essential on every count!

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  • Muslimgauze : Uzi - LP (Other Voices, Kontakt Audio, 2021)

  • Grey black splatter vinyl / Muslimgauze's gem from the late 80s. Cinematic, minimal, noisy, hypnotic, and gloomy. Probably not so overtly Middle Eastern as his later works, though definitely bearing an influence. Backed by electric drones percussion forms a living, breathing atmosphere of impending menace / For a strange reason, this album was missed in VOD's Chasing The Shadow Of Bryn Jones 10xLP Box-set. Now you have a chance to complete your Muslimgauze discography!

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  • Masonna : Like A Vagina - LP (Urashima, 2021)

  • Like a vagina is one of Maso's first recordings and was released on cassette on his home label Coquette in 1988. The original cassette is graphically provocative and contains a long track on each side. Although quite immature as recordings, we are faced with a real discovery, what will become an exceptional blast of vigor and revelation from Japan! Masonna surpassed all extremes with a full frequency violence that was as fast as it was psychedelic. Explosive few seconds of visceral feedback, fast and beautiful and focuses an electrically overcharged universe then awesome screaming create a complete audio assault / A revelation and terrific listen from start to finish, not to mention a crucial addition to the canon of Japanese noise music and its shadowy history that radically challenges and expands the terms of movement’s definitions / An absolutely amazing accomplishment for which Urashima deserve a great deal of credit, offering long overdue attention to a never before available body of work composed by one of Japanese noise’s most important figures. Masonna’s Like A Vagina, release in only 299 copies on black virgin vinyl, is an absolute must for seasoned noise music fans and devotes of obscure side of Japan electronic music, as well as anyone just beginning to explore this incredible realm. Grab it while you can. It's not going to sit around for long!

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  • Enno Velthuys : A Glimpse Of Light - LP (Dead Mind, 2021)

  • Black vinyl. The 2019 Stroom split EP with Hessel Veldman marked the long-awaited vinyl debut of Enno Velthuys and served as a teaser for a reissue campaign of his work, shared between different labels. Finally! / In 1984 Velthuys released his classic tape ‘A Glimpse of Light’ on EXART, the label of Veldman, who stayed in close contact with Enno after hearing one of his private tapes being played on the radio by Willem de Ridder in 1980. During a live-broadcast event random tapes were played. “From Enno Velthuys, The Hague”, was written on the package. Willem introduced the tape, played it and a serene silence filled the studio. Present was a friend of De Ridder, Rob Smit, who visited Enno and his mother a few weeks later. This eventually resulted in Enno’s first release ‘Ontmoeting’ on KUBUS Kassettes in 1982. In those years, Enno was living a solitary life and rarely left his mother’s apartment. He managed to release 6 tapes of introvert, melancholic music from another dimension. Atmospheric melodies backed with sparse percussion, showing an excellent handling of the synthesizer / The gifted musician with two souls silently passed away in 2009. Now we present, with involvement of the few once close to him, the first reissue of probably his most beloved work. Using the original master tape from the EXART vaults, carefully transferred, edited and remastered. Just Enno with his stripped-down compositions and fragile ambient sounds. An intimate experience celebrating bedroom-music and the glory days of do-it-yourself counterculture

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  • Muslimgauze : Uzi - LP (Other Voices, Kontakt Audio, 2021)

  • Grey white splatter vinyl / Muslimgauze's gem from the late 80s. Cinematic, minimal, noisy, hypnotic, and gloomy. Probably not so overtly Middle Eastern as his later works, though definitely bearing an influence. Backed by electric drones percussion forms a living, breathing atmosphere of impending menace / For a strange reason, this album was missed in VOD's Chasing The Shadow Of Bryn Jones 10xLP Box-set. Now you have a chance to complete your Muslimgauze discography!

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  • Coil : Love's Secret Domain (30th-anniversary edition) - 3xLP Box (Infinite Fog Productions, 2021)

  • Gold vinyl. To mark its 30 year anniversary Infinite Fog are beyond proud to present an expanded, fully remastered re-release of this fan favourite available for the first time ever in its entirety on vinyl with 10 rare and mostly unreleased tracks and alternative versions from the period added as a bonus to a luxurious 3LP/2CD set / Love's Secret Domain contains among its many highlights the Lynchian William Blake tribute of its title track and the intoxicating single "Windowpane", original versions of the later Coil live staple "Teenage Lightning" and the majestically warped classicisms of "Chaostrophy". Marc Almond guests on the typhonian "Titan Arch" and This Heat's Charles Hayward provides some amazing drum stylings / This album produced by Coil & Danny Hyde is pushing their sound ideas and probably their sanity to their very limits. Beyond the iconic Steven Stapleton cover art here reproduced in unseen definition the doors of perception still open wide for both long-term Coil aficionados and new-comers to this supremely innovative release to explore unknown depths. The long-overdue re-release illustrates how far ahead of the curve Coil were with the sounds on this album, which still sounds as fresh and mind-blowing as it did back in the early 90s

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  • Barney Wilen : Moshi - 2xLP+7"+DVD (Souffle Continu, 2021)

  • Art edition with exclusive bonus 7" + 3-color silkscreen printed outer sleeve numbered and signed / Along with deluxe reissue with additional artwork & remastered audio, 20-page booklet including rare pictures, sheet music & original liner note, bonus dvd with exclusive artwork of Caroline de Bendern’s movie "à l’intention de Mlle Issoufou à Bilma" documenting this incredible african journey / In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recording the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avantjazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rooted in American blues traditions. Cut with French and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon, this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk. Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like "Afrika Freak Out" and "Zombizar" from spare parts of indeterminate origins

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  • Merzbow : Green Wheels - LP (Urashima, 2021)

  • Originally released by Self Abuse Records / Green Wheels is Merzbow in its most straightforward, most genuine, most uncontrolled and refined form. Originally released by the legendary US label Self Abuse Records in 1995 on CD and 5-inch vinyl record, both housed in a foil-lined cardboard box with the abstract and impressive art work created by the artist himself, which has become another of the fetishist objects of Merzbow and now incredibly hard to find / Like all of his work since the early nineties, Green Wheels is an uncompromising cascade of brutal noise. In this album you find nothing of the minimalism of his early 80s, completely overwhelmed by synthesizers and handmade objects that become his unconventional weapons to create bursts of noise

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  • Coil : Love's Secret Domain (30th-anniversary edition) - 3xLP Box (Infinite Fog Productions, 2021)

  • Black vinyl. To mark its 30 year anniversary Infinite Fog are beyond proud to present an expanded, fully remastered re-release of this fan favourite available for the first time ever in its entirety on vinyl with 10 rare and mostly unreleased tracks and alternative versions from the period added as a bonus to a luxurious 3LP/2CD set / Love's Secret Domain contains among its many highlights the Lynchian William Blake tribute of its title track and the intoxicating single "Windowpane", original versions of the later Coil live staple "Teenage Lightning" and the majestically warped classicisms of "Chaostrophy". Marc Almond guests on the typhonian "Titan Arch" and This Heat's Charles Hayward provides some amazing drum stylings / This album produced by Coil & Danny Hyde is pushing their sound ideas and probably their sanity to their very limits. Beyond the iconic Steven Stapleton cover art here reproduced in unseen definition the doors of perception still open wide for both long-term Coil aficionados and new-comers to this supremely innovative release to explore unknown depths. The long-overdue re-release illustrates how far ahead of the curve Coil were with the sounds on this album, which still sounds as fresh and mind-blowing as it did back in the early 90s

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  • John Duncan : Soft Eyes - LP (iDEAL, 2021)

  • Quietly stunning, sensitive songcraft by boundary-pushing avant gardist John Duncan on a starkly haunting and timelessly beautiful new album of observations on society and intimacy, featuring Eiko Ishibashi, Stefano Pilia and friends, and highly recommended if yr feeling Scott Walker, Keiji Haino, Jandek, Tom Waits, Mark Lanegan, David Thomas & Two Pale Boys / In pursuit of the haunted muse that's informed Duncan's boundary-pushing work since the late '70s, and which has lit up the iDEAL catalogue over the past half decade, 'Soft Eyes' renders Duncan's oblique reading of the psychic zeitgeist in subtly contrasting sides of furtively rhythm-driven and richly atmospheric songcraft. In keeping with his reputation as a sort of avant garde shaman or psychopomp, there's something unfathomably timeless and ineffably eternal about his work on 'Soft Eyes', which follows the course of his modern classics such as the songbook of wizened covers 'Bitter Earth' (2016), and last year's 'Red Sky' 2CD, without feeling like he's retreading old ground, and still sounding vitally unusua

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  • Andy Stott : Never The Right Time - 2x12" (Modern Love, 2021)

  • Since first emerging on Modern Love in 2005, Andy Stott has slowly but assuredly crafted out a place in British music lore as an admired explorer of the chasms between myriad disparate genres. A decade since his previous release, he is joined by Alison Skidmore, who has provided vocals for a few of Stott’s standout tracks in the past. Never The Right Time finds him in his wonderfully melancholic element once again. Not too many artists can string together auditory nods to Cocteau Twins and grime into a cohesive record, while stopping off at a hundred pleasant points en route. A greyscale techno masterpiece with all the emotions and feelings of a year spent in lockdown seeming to fit perfectly with his sound palette and afflicted take on electronic music. Another essential, fiercely independent record that just like his previous work rewards repeated listens and unbroken attention

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  • Okkyung Lee : Yeo-Neun - LP (Shelter Press, 2020)

  • Springing from body of work spanning decades, defined by a rigorously singular and adventurous approach to sound, cellist, composer, and improvisor, Okkyung Lee, returns with "Yeo-Neun". Her first outing with Shelter Press, and arguably her most ground-breaking and unexpected album to date

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  • Lionel Marchetti : La Grande Vallée / Micro-Climat - LP (Recollection GRM, 2021)

  • Lionel Marchetti is a major figure of the “third generation” of concrète musicians, a term he values. Listening to these works, imbued with poetry and traversed by micro-narratives, one can indeed retrieve the original concrète spirit, the one that draws from the sonic world, with ears wide open, so as to extract a fertile, rich and multiple substance then shaped and conveyed towards a formal and musical abstraction. Lionel Marchetti has mastered this process, but his real distinctive feature is a truly unique talent for setting climates (as one sets traps) and keeping us on constant alert. The two pieces in this record perfectly illustrate the entrancing dimension of Lionel Marchetti's music, whose charm leads us, through each successive listening, to become voluntary captives so as to better liberate ourselves - François Bonnet, Paris, 2020 / "I wonder if my fascination for clouds (without being an obsession) may have risen at the end of the 80s as, whilst composing Micro-climat, I would regularly wander between the Vercors mountains and the high plateaus of the Monts du Forez discovering, through my eyes, body, breath, active observation and walk, that natural forms when constantly changing and yet swollen with a unity of matter (in this instance, water) open one up to a deep, fundamental breath and a clear field for the mind. The sky and its forces: our ally. A model for a natural music which, although fixed, as in musique concrète (a rule of the genre), moreover on a recording tape, will remain charged with such a poetic quality that (isn't it its role or rather its reality?) it will ensure a perpetual renewal for our senses, so as to reach another idea of the world, far more open and richer than what we could have imagined." - Lionel Marchetti, 2011

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  • Michèle Bokanowski : Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires - LP (Recollection GRM, 2021)

  • Michèle Bokanowski's art is one of densities, much like the density of a given colour, a given depth. Her sound textures are, indeed, profound, both in the space occupied by their frequencies and the sharp temporal trail they leave behind. Here lies the composer's immense talent that finds the right development for each sound, letting it blossom before altering it, adapting the musical structure to let the sounds “be”, even if it sometimes means returning to the most basic form, such as a loop / This is a sign of great honesty and artistic sensitivity; able to stand back and let the music become music. It is the most radical, the most accurate gesture of composition. The two pieces on this record, dissociated in time, both in their approach and destination, nevertheless reflect, each in its own way, Michèle Bokanowski's highly singular and insightful musical intuition. - François Bonnet, Paris, 2020

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  • Caterina Barbieri : Ecstatic Computation - LP (Editions Mego, 0019)

  • Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism / Following 2017’s acclaimed 2LP “Patterns of Consciousness”, “Ecstatic Computation” is the new full-length LP by Caterina Barbieri. The album revolves around the creative use of complex sequencing techniques and pattern-based operations to explore the artefacts of human perception and memory processes by ultimately inducing a sense of ecstasy and contemplation. Computation is turned from being a formal, automatic writing technique into a creative, psychedelic practice to generate temporal hallucinations. A state of trance and wonder where the perception of time is distorted and challenged / Equally nervous and ecstatic, the fast permutation of patterns can create a state where time stands still whilst simultaneously being in motion. Is this propulsive music moving forward or backward? As long as the perception of the present is constantly enhanced and refreshed in an endless sense of loss, re-discovery and the search for self-orientation this question lies mute aside the thrilling and perplexing moment of the matter at hand

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  • Barney Wilen : Moshi - 2xLP+DVD (Souffle Continu, 2021)

  • Deluxe repress with additional artwork & remastered audio / 20-page booklet including rare pictures, sheet music & original liner notes / Bonus dvd with exclusive artwork of Caroline de Bendern’s movie « à l’intention de Mlle Issoufou à Bilma » documenting this incredible african journey

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  • Andrew Pekler : Tristes Tropiques - LP (Faitiche, 2016)

  • Faitiche welcomes back an old friend: Andrew Pekler was the musical director of the 2011 album Sonne=Blackbox (Ursula Bogner, faitiche05 lp/cd/book). Known for his albums on Senufo Editions, Entr’acte, Dekorder, Kranky and other labels, Andrew Pekler’s new work Tristes Tropiques is now released by Faitiche. Tristes Tropiques is an album of synthetic exotica, pseudo-ethnographic music and manipulated field recordings

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  • Mathimidori : Akebono - 2x12" (Echocord, 2020)

  • Repress black vinyl / Copenhagen’s Echocord returns with a long player from Mathimidori this October, entitled the ‘Akebono’ LP and comprised on ten original compositions. Mathimidori, better know by most as Mathias Kaden has been using this alias as a way to showcase his take on dub-leaning, minimalistic and refined Techno via labels such as Dorian Paic’s Raum Musik, Tokyo’s Mule Musiq and Berlin’s Ornaments. Here though we see deliver his debut long player under the guise, and fittingly the LP will be released via esteemed Dub Techno imprint Echocord, home to releases from the likes of STL, Deepchord, Fluxion, XDB and Forest Drive West / Across the ‘Akebono’ album Mathimidori delivers hazy, spaced out instrumentals like ‘Maiia’, ‘Ork’ and ‘Soso’ while tracks like ‘Asaka’ and ‘Shao’ offer a darker approach. The project also welcomes an assortment of collaborations such as opening track ‘Java’ alongside Spain’s Pulshar, ‘Kioku’ featuring Japanese artist Tomomi Ukumori and ‘Kobe’ with Germany’s Rhauder which all lean towards downtempo dub territories. Also featured are Sakura who provides spoken word vocals for ‘Akebono’ and Shoco who joins Mathimidori for the ambient leaning album conclusion ‘Akari’

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  • SoiSong : qXn94... - MCD (Soisong, 2008)

  • Octagon shaped / Soisong = Ivan Pavlov + Peter Christopherson

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  • Anton Bruhin : Speech Poems/Fruity Music - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • Black Truffle is delighted to offer up a rare serving of unheard works by legendary Swiss artist Anton Bruhin. Active as a visual artist, poet, and musician since the 1960s, Bruhin has created important work in forms as varied as concrete poetry and landscape painting, imbuing everything he does with wit, humility, and absurdist humour. A recognised master of the jew’s harp (or Trümpi, as this ancient folk instrument is known in Swiss German), Bruhin’s sound work also encompasses tape collage, sound poetry, and manipulated bird song. On Speech Poems/Fruity Music we are treated to 26 short pieces made between 2006 and 2008 using the audio software Fruity Loops / On Speech Poems/Fruity Music we are treated to 26 short pieces made between 2006 and 2008 using the audio software Fruity Loops. These pieces carry on Bruhin’s long-running project of exploring the creative use and misuse of cheap, accessible technologies. In many of his analogue works, Bruhin explored the possibilities of simple cassette equipment. He invented DIY approaches to layering sounds by using multiple tape machines, experimented with distortion and tape speed, or, in his classic Inout (1981) created a maniacally single-minded audio monument to the pause button / Like the computer pixel drawings the artist produced around the same time as these recordings, Speech Poems/Fruity Music extends this approach to consumer software, presenting two parallel sequences of works that make use of Fruity Loops’ inbuilt synthetic instruments and its speech synthesis function. The instrumental works play like a twisted take on the aesthetics of 1980s video game soundtracks, using synthetic accordion and harpsichord sounds to realise jaunty little ditties that exploit their machine-realisation by making use of improbable pitch-bends and humanly impossible tempos and articulations

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  • Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi : Each side has a depth of 5 seconds A polka dot pattern in horizontal array A flickering that moves vertically - LP (Black Truffle, 2021)

  • The trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi return to Black Truffle with their 10th release, recorded live in Tokyo in February, 2017. While many of the trio’s recent works have seen them focussing primarily on their core guitar/bass/drums power trio format, on Each side has a depth of 5 seconds A polka dot pattern in horizontal array A flickering that moves vertically these three multi-instrumentalists strike into new territory, utilising an almost entirely electronic set-up, with Haino on electronics, drum machine and suona (a Chinese double-reed horn), O’Rourke on synth, and Ambarchi on pedal steel and electronics / Dedicated to the memory of legendary Tokyo underground figure Hideo Ikeezumi, founder of PSF Records and the Modern Music shop and a long-term collaborator with Haino. Containing some of the most abstract music the trio have waxed since their very first collaboration over a decade ago (Tima Formosa, BT04), this new missive from underground experimental music’s preeminent power trio shows them restless and risk-taking, clearly enjoying their remarkable improvisational chemistry while also continuing to push themselves into new directions / Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with artwork and design by Lasse Marhaug and an inner sleeve with live pics by Ujin Matsuo

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  • SoiSong : n36BwG7H - CD (Soisong, 2021)

  • Origami-inspired edition / Live at Futuro Presento Festival, Rovereto, Italy 09.05.2008

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  • Suuri Shamaani : Mysteerien Maailma - 2xLP (Svart, 2021)

  • Suuri Shamaani (The Great Shaman) was the debut solo work by Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance of Beherit, also known as Marko Laiho. Beherit’s first masterpiece, hypnotic Drawing Down The Moon, was unleashed in late 1993 / However, by the release of this black metal classic, Laiho had drawn colossal interest in electronic music, and Beherit was soon turned into Laiho’s solo project. During the years 1994-1995, two characteristic studio recordings, namely H418ov21.C and Electric Doom Synthesis, were published under Beherit’s name. Experimental guitar-driven metallic assault was gone for good, as these records contained designated doses of ritualistic electronic music / Enter 1999. Helsinki-based Spinefarm Records, established in 1990 and mainly responsible for building up the international Finnish music scene during the last decade of the millennium, announced the signing of a new artist by the name of Suuri Shamaani – The Great Shaman in English. Behind Suuri Shamaani’s minimalistic musical landscape was – who else? – Marko Laiho. Beherit’s widespread discography travels from relentless black metal to dark ambient and beyond. So, in some other time and space, Suuri Shamaani’s record Mysteerien maailma – “The World Of Mysteries” in English – could have been released under Beherit’s wings. This is the first time the album is made available on vinyl

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  • Eero Koivistoinen : The Original Sin - LP (Svart, 2021)

  • Eero Koivistoinen is one of the household names of Finnish jazz, but in 1971 making jazz records in Finland wasn't all that commonplace. Koivistoinen began his career a couple of years earlier with the literary album Valtakunta and two jazz albums (Odysseus and For Children), all released by Otava, a publishing company for books. Original Sin was Koivistoinen's first release on an actual record label, Scandia. Released in 1971, Original Sin was one of the early building blocks of Koivistoinen's legacy, but incredibly enough it hasn't been reissued in any physical format ever since. The Svart reissue presents Original Sin mastered for vinyl from the original tapes, in gatefold covers and with new liner notes from Koivistoinen himself

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  • O Yuki Conjugate : Artefacts EP - 12" (Kynant, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / Repress with black die-cut jacket / Kynant EX is a new series for non-dancefloor focused records on hand-stamped vinyl. The first release comes from a legendary UK band, O Yuki Conjugate, who have been making unique experimental music since 1982. The duo have reworked their 2019 album track “Forgotten Summer” into a two-part, 12m45s epic, which starts broken-beat and ends with a five minute beatless sequence. The B-side houses two new tracks, the first is abrasive and full of dread, the second a bass-heavy ambient cut

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  • Roger Webb : Bartleby (Original Unreleased Soundtrack) - LP (Trunk, 2021)

  • Clear vinyl / This is really quite something - a blissful mix of British pastoral jazz and serious drum, double bass and string action, sounding like the hip hop loop that everyone has been looking for since time began. Without doubt of of the greatest Trunk LP of all time

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  • Andrew Chalk : Higan - LP (Faraway Press, 2021)

  • Includes fold out insert in duotone litho / Reissue of a 2016 cassette

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  • Andrew Chalk : Paradise Lost - LP (Faraway Press, 2021)

  • Reissue of a 2019 cassette

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  • Amm : Ammmusic - LP (Black Truffle, 2016)

  • Black Truffle is honoured to present the first vinyl reissue of the classic debut album from AMM, AMMMusic. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its recording in 1966, this reissue makes one of the cornerstones of the experimental music tradition available again in its original form, replete with Keith Rowe's beautiful pop art cover and the terse aphorisms by the group that served as its original liner notes. A testament to the interaction between the experimental avant-garde and the countercultural underground, the album was originally released on Elektra, recorded by Jac Holzman (the label's founder, responsible for signing The Doors, Love, and The Stooges) and produced by DNA, a group that included Pink Floyd's first manager Peter Jenner. (Pink Floyd paid tribute to AMM's influence on their improvisational sensibility with the track 'Flaming' on their debut album, named after the piece that occupies AMMMusic's first side, 'Later During a Flaming Riviera Sunset')

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  • Ana-Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu, Stephen O'Malley : At The GRM Paris - CD (Ideologic Organ, 2020)

  • Digipack / A ghostly visage on a cosmic scale, these remains of shocked, glowing gas haunt planet Earth’s sky toward the constellation of Cygnus and form the Veil Nebula. The nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, an expanding cloud born of the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the original supernova explosion likely reached Earth over 5,000 years ago. Also known as the Cygnus Loop, the Veil Nebula now spans nearly 3 degrees or about 6 times the diameter of the full Moon. That translates to over 70 light-years at its estimated distance of 1,500 light-years. In fact, the Veil is so large its brighter parts are recognized as separate nebulae, including The Witch’s Broom (NGC 6960) pictured left of center. At the top right you can find the Spectre of IC 1340

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  • Giovanni Di Domenico : Musica Per Insiemi - LP (Black Sweat, 2021)

  • If it were possible to relate images with Giovanni Di Domenico's music, the most plausible would be those of forms painted with perfect balance and purity. Absolutely versatile and eclectic, the Italian composer has long accustomed us to sounds full of ecstatic tension, but pervaded with a refined and cyclical harmony of the parts. Musica Per Insiemi is the result of three recordings with three different ensembles, two more varied in terms of orchestral tones, one for organ only and female voices / In their different physiognomy, the tracks retain a common denominator of beauty. Di Domenico has firmly established the frame of reference in his compositions, the spine of ethereal movements of the piano and fender rhodes. The mood of the other instruments are attached by subtle stratifications, like a river from which its tributaries wind. In this way, the sound matter advances with the solemn calm and brilliance of the individual fragments. The variety of influences remains in the perennial expectation of minimalist whiteness, of contemporary arias with a Nordic flavor or scents of cosmic drones, but always results in a personal and mysterious overview

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  • Giovanni Di Domenico, Eiko Ishibashi, Joe Talia, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Jim O'Rourke : Treatments - 2xLP (Matière Mémoire, 2021)

  • Ultra clear vinyl / Italian pianist, performer and composer Giovanni Di Domenico presents 4 new pieces in collaboration with Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O'Rourke, Joe Talia and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto

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  • Death In June : Again And Again! - 2xLP (Martial, 2019)

  • Black vinyl / Live in Israel 24/11/17 / Handnumbered

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  • Megaptera : Deep Inside - 12" (Slaughter Productions, 1997)

  • Foldout sleeve

  • NM/NM

  • € 19

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  • Death In June : Operation Hummingbird - LP (NER, 1999)

  • Clear green vinyl / Second edition / Includes printed inner sleeve

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  • € 29

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  • Throbbing Gristle : United - Zyklon B Zombie - 7" (Industrial Records, 1980)

  • Clear vinyl / Rare version with camouflage bag

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  • € 69

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  • Esplendor Geometrico : Kosmos Kino - LP (EG, 1988)

  • Second edition / No split or tear but little spine wear, one bent corner, record plays with little background noise

  • VG/VG

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  • Piero Umiliani : L'Uomo Elettronico - 2xLP (Four Flies, 2021)

  • A new comp focused on the electronic output of the Italian library legend Piero Umiliani. 16 tracks which explore the introspective, esoteric, and dreamy ambient quality of his music, which combines hypnotic, minimalist sonic landscapes through layers of sharp synths, including Moog, Arp, and Vcs3. The album features 3 previously unreleased tracks, as well as rarities and hidden gems, all composed between 1972 and 1983, and remastered from the original analogue tapes. Artwork by Luke Insect

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  • The Greg Foat Group : Dark Is The Sun - LP (Jazzman, 2021)

  • Special 10th anniversary edition with tip-on gatefold sleeve including archive pics & new liners / Recorded in Sweden, “Dark is the Sun“ is a concept album based on themes and variations by British pianist/composer/arranger Greg Foat, who has created an intriguing blend of non-contemporary jazz sounds with classic scoring techniques. An exotic array of unorthodox instrumentation was utilized, including harpsichord, tubular bells and a 15 piece choir. With musical reference and influence from such luminaries as Bruno Nicolai, Michel Legrand and Serge Gainsbourg as well as a firm nod towards UK jazzmen Michael Garrick, Keith Mansfield and Alan Hawkshaw, the result is highly-listenable, enduring and fulfilling for those who like real music played with real instruments

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  • Khan Jamal : Infinity - LP (Jazz Room, 2021)

  • Highly sought after Spiritual Jazz Holy Grail. Re-issued with original artwork / Vibe's Maestro Khan Jamal's "Infinity" features a Stellar line up, a drums and percussion-rich sextet that includes Legends Byard Lancaster and Sunny Murray amongst others. The music stands up to anything released on the great Jazz labels like Blue Note, Prestige, Verve or Impulse / The most well known tune is "The Known Unknown" which has been featured on several compilations back in the 1990's , but the whole album is one of those records that is a complete undiscovered gem. Self released in 1984 and long out of print, original copies fetch $1000 and upwards, so Jazz Room Records are proud and pleased to bring this Spiritual Soul Jazz highly in-demand Holy Grail out to a wider audience

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  • Hecker : Synopsis Seriation - 2xCD (Editions Mego, 2021)

  • Comes in super jewel box / “Synopsis Seriation“, Hecker's latest release with Editions Mego, draws upon current research in machine listening and music information retrieval, where the "ghosts in the machine" are unsupervised, engineered operators designed to extract auditory features from a signal. The album advances a general research programme Hecker initiated through various projects / In "A Script for Machine Synthesis"(EMEGO 226, 2017), the third chapter in the trilogy of text-sound pieces in collaboration with Reza Negarestani, both a resynthesized and a computer-generated voice modelled after the narrators voice, reflect on systems of language, automatons and chimerized synthesis. "Articulação Sintetico" (EMEGO 180C, 2017) — a complete resynthesis of "Articulação" (EMEGO 180, 2014) — features synthetic voice models of Joan La Barbara, Sugata Bose and Anna Kohler. Central to"Inspection II" (EMEGO 268 / UF047, 2019) is a bespoke computer-generated voice, reciting Robin Mackay's libretto — by means of deep neural networks and machine listening computation, perpetually crossing formal anticipations of sound analysis to the unexpected artefacts of synthesis

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  • Matthew Halsall : Oneness - 3xLP (Gondwana, 2019)

  • Printed in deluxe reverse board sleeve with 3x artwork printed inner sleeves / The recordings on Oneness date from Jan, March and September 2008 and were born from a period of experimentation as Halsall first began to explore the music that would provide the inspiration for his spiritual jazz recordings Fletcher Moss Park and When the World Was One. They also offer an intriguing snapshot into the birth of Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra and feature many musicians who would go on to become a key part of Halsall’s musical journey, such as harpist Rachel Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and saxophonist Nat Birchall. The recordings sat in the Gondwana Records vaults for over a decade before Halsall felt it was the right time to share them

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  • Amanda Whiting : After Dark - LP (Jazzman, 2021)

  • 180g LP with tip on sleeve + download card. Taking cues from Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane at their most delicate, renowned Welsh harpist Amanda Whiting’s mesmerising Jazzman full-length LP After Dark arrives as soft as moonlight to gladden the soul and delight the ear—without forgetting to bring the swing / Summoning the nocturnal mood suggested by the album’s title, Whiting’s harp flows and cascades, dances and alights, broods and haunts, informed by a deep understanding of both classical and jazz music, ultimately revealing a top-drawer composer with rare melodic gifts at the top of her game. From the melancholy opening track ‘Time Stands Still’ to the more rhythmically unorthodox ‘Who Knows’ to the achingly beautiful title track, the album is underpinned by a supportive band, John Reynolds on drums and Aidan Thorne on bass, who are perfectly suited to engage in an effortless, intimate musical dialogue / Already an inveterate international jazz festival performer with Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra, Whiting has supported and performed with a diverse range of Djs and jazz and pop artists including Jamie Cullum, DJ Yoda, Rebecca Vasmant, True Jazzchild, Danii Minogue, Jazzanova, and Chip Wickham (who features on three tracks on After Dark, adding a touch of the graceful warmth for which he has been so justly acclaimed). And as Jazz harp teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and RNCM, Amanda is as warmly received in the lecture hall as the concert hall. Be sure to to expect more from Amanda in the not too distant future

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  • Takehisa Kosugi : Live Improvisations - 2xLP (Slowscan, 2021)

  • Slowscan's latest, a stunning, remastered vinyl edition of Takehisa Kosugi's New York, August 14, 1991 - expanded to include an entire second LP of recordings made by the composer with Ted Szànto in Amsterdam during 1979 - Bristles with energy, physicality, and immediacy, representing a highwater mark from one of the most important experimental composers of the last 100 years / The first LP in the collections captures the composer performing live in his apartment in New York, and represents one of only a handful of authorized recordings of its kind. Utilizing pre-recorded environmental sounds recorded in the city of Ferrara, in Italy, various noises, sounds from the actual performance [a plastic bottle in which a small microphone is installed for pick up voice & other sounds], electronics, and a time-delay machine and pitch shifter, the work channels Kosugi’s long-standing desire to realign and revitalize human sensibility by jolting the mind through the operations of chance and spontaneity. The result is a startlingly visionary body of sound that stretches across 2 sides, gathering intricate, environmental ambiances and captured sonic fragments, deftly manipulated and infiltrated by electronic pulses and various other interventions, toward an immersive and cohesive sonic environment, that drowns the ear in sheets of detail / The second LP in this collection comprised a never before released recording of a live improvisation made by Kosugi and the composer, Ted Szànto, entitled Unnamed Information (I, II, III), made in Amsterdam on June 12, 1979, that features Kosugi on violin & electronics and Szànto on tapes & electronics. Bordering on an ecstatic sonic assault of the highest order, the work’s 3 movements range from incredible arrangements of electronic noise and tonality to a stunning effort of vocalising musique concrete - all constructed with an incredible sense of immediacy and physicality - making the album easily one of the most noteworthy recordings from Kosugi to have emerged thus far

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  • Rod Summers : Mythen - LP (Slowscan, 2021)

  • Rod Summers is a sound, visual, conceptual artist, performance poet, dramatist, mail and book artist, publisher, archivist, and lecturer on intermedia. Has worked as a Mail-Artist from 1973 to the present day. The results of Summers’ multiple, art-related activities have often appeared as part of his concept of VEC (Visual, Experimental, Concrete), which he originated in 1973 / Summers is among the “second wave” of intermedia artists. The first wave including Dick Higgins. Vito Acconci, John Cage, Allan Kaprow, and Joseph Beuys. He differs from Higgins and members of the first generation, however, in that he is less theoretical and more experiential in his approach to his art

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  • Andy Cartwright : Unstill - CD (Fluid Audio, 2021)

  • Unstill, from Andy Cartwright, sees the musician break away from the guitar as his standard instrument. Old field recordings - taken whilst on his travels - have been inserted, manipulated, and layered with synths. Other instruments, such as a guzheng, tongue drum, kalimba, autoharp, cymbals, and reel-to-reel tape noise also populate the record, along with a selection of live radio samples / Made by hand, 1 x vintage (circa:1886-1955) hardback clothbound book (re-assembled / screwed / bolted together into CD covers, 1 x glass mastered CD (Not CDR), 15 - 20 pages of writing / images, 19 x A7 polaroid prints on luxury uncoated paper (designed by Craig Tattersall), 1 x library card, 2 x vintage photographs, 1 x vintage book-mark, 1 x vintage numbered photo negative, 1 x antique 35mm glass slide, 1 x film strip, 1 x Incense, stamped / hand numbered / scented, all of the above rests inside glassine bags, download code (includes 20 PDF prints), made with love...

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