Deluxe

Filters

Showing 1–40 of 107 results

View 40/80/All

Departments

Price Filter

1-40 of 107 products

  • Sold out
    £25.00 Quickview

    Davis / Zuydervelt / Fabriek – Bij Wat Ook Moog

    Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), Gareth Davis, and drummer Leo Fabriek bring these people to life with a bass clarinet, broken drum loops and evolving, modern electronics, telling the personal stories of young athletes caught up in the eye of the storm, namely the unrelenting glare of life under the microscope in the 21st Century. Local and national attention, rivalries, and social pressures are at war with the desire for self-improvement and eventual victory, both on the pitch and in their personal lives. The soundtrack rises and falls, lulls and spikes with optismistic interludes, troughs of self-doubt and hardship, and the grinding out of hours and hours spent in practice. The score never tires, though. As with all book editions, the central theme is fragility, family and times long past. Old books have been dismantled / reassembled to present something new. The vintage books, photos and cine-film have once again come from an auction that was sold by one family, giving the album a sense of deep sentimental value! The design also features vintage prints, hand numbered library cards, stamps and book-marks that all rest inside stitched wax bags. Extremely limited... Each copy is completely unique and different from the next.
    £25.00
    £25.00 Quickview
  • £25.00 Quickview

    offthesky & Bill Seaman – Layers of Memory…

    Transience is also felt in music, which is never stationary. The tones are always moving, receding further and further into the distance, like that one experience, like that single moment. Longing can replace logic in the blink of an eye, but sadness doesn’t seem to coat the music, and it doesn’t want to – it’s a realistic and accepting sound, looking back on events with some slice of inevitable nostalgia, but keeping an eye on the present, too. The past has power in reeling people back into its history. Building on the theme of memories past and fragmented fragility, we have come up with something that perfectly captures the audio exploration of 'Layers of Memory in the Quiet Voice of Motion'... old / vintage 7" vinyl, taken from a family collection of classical music has been used as the back-drop for a design that also includes CDs housed in circular see-through covers, oversized vintage prints, vintage ephemera, vintage cine-film strips, film negatives and antique photos. All of the above comes from the same family collection.
    £25.00
    £25.00 Quickview
  • £7.00 Quickview

    Coldwell & Nozaki – Angry Ambient Artists Vol​.​4

    The fourth instalment of Angry Ambient Artists sees the series widen its scope with some raw rhythmic jams and horror score worthy instrumentals. Conflux Coldwell and Tomonari Nozaki step up to cast the series wide net into a pool of tense ambience, dark drones and belting percussive numbers.
    £7.00
    £7.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £25.00 Quickview

    Ilm – Gaya

    ,
    Made by hand, Letter-pressed 4-panel oversized covers,Printed on GF Smith 540gsm embossed buckram card, Glass mastered CD, 20 x A6 microscopic prints by Ernst Haeckel (Tintoretto Gesso card), 1 x antique (circa - 1910) microscopic (handwritten) glass slide, 3 x page inserts from antique zoology books: Samuel Maunder - Treasury of Natural History Dictionary Zoology (1862), H. A. Nicholson - An Introductory Text-Book Of Zoology (1887), Parker & Haswell - Textbook of Zoology (1946), Housed in see-through anti-static bags (Sealed / stitched), Scent, Hand numbered, Download code Made with love...
    £25.00
    £25.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Bill Seaman – The Topologies of Blue

    ,
    Made by hand... Letter-pressed covers Printed on GF Smith 540gsm embossed buckram card Glass mastered CD 20 x photos printed on Fujicolor crystal archive paper, 6 x double sided A7 vintage prints that include track title / poetry 1 x page insert from antique psychology books Housed in glassine bags (Sealed / stitched) Scent Hand numbered Download code Mastering by James Plotkin Made with love...
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Christopher Whitley – Solos

    ,
    The design for this one is deeply personal and once again takes us back to times long forgotten including a beautiful selection of Bartholomew maps – each order comes with a rare complete map that details different locations in and around the UK, along with old negative photos and glass slides that relate to the location of the map, arming the listener with their own investigative tools. ‘Solos’ can be proud of its heritage… Each package is completely unique with no two alike; They will include a complete 16 panel (circa: 1890 -1950) Bartholomew cloth bound map (blue series), vintage (circa: 1920 -1953) numbered glass slide, vintage (circa: 1925 -1953) photograph film negative, 2 x stamped mini CD’s. All rests inside stitched / sealed glassine bags. Also includes patchouli scent and download code. Once again, this one is most definitely for the collectors. Only 150 copies for the world!
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Kirill Mazhai – Hearts Must Change

    ,
    Made by hand, We have managed to source a family history caught on film dating from 1875 through to 1965 including old Langley and Kodachrome film negatives, Kodachrome red border film slides, vintage family photographs; all housed in beautiful stamped and hand numbered Kodak photo / negative wallets and rare vintage photo packs (Cameo series, Valentines snapshots, etc). Each package is completely unique with no two the same. The above also includes 2 x finger printed mini CD's and rests inside glassine bags, sealed with a paper clip. Also includes patchouli scent and download code. This one is most definitely for the collectors with a taste for nostalgia. Simply divine! Made with love...
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £15.00 Quickview

    Various Artists (Eilean 92)

    A Home For Ghosts (James Edward Armstrong + Neil Carter) Amuleto (Francesco Dillon + Riccardo Dillon Wanke) Aries Mond Benjamin Finger Ben Mc Elroy Cyril Secq + Sylvain Chauveau Dramavinile Emmanuel Witzthum Foresteppe Hannah Zhalih Mickunas Ian Hawgood Lake Mary Leigh Toro Ljerke (Kleefstra Brothers, Hilde Marie Holsen, Sytze Pruiksma, Alexander Rishaug, Michael Francis Duch) Srúti (Omrr + Pie Are Squared) The Prairie Lines Xu
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • £5.00 Quickview

    David Bremer – Paradise Refuted

    This year, David Bremer has made his second comeback to planet Earth. This release marks the 23rd anniversary of his first (solo works) cassette. It tells the story about another journey, one that never was made. The sommarplåga of this year's unconscious episodes. Cassette tape in clear case with deluxe card slipcase.
    £5.00
    £5.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £25.00 Quickview

    Alaskan Tapes – You Were Always An Island

    ,
    You Were Always An Island opens with a downpour of rain. Staring out at its constant fall, listeners can only wait for it to stop. The music’s already waiting: for someone, and for a moment that will never arrive… Alaskan Tapes aids in the clear-up operation, helping to cleanse the air if not the growing solitude. Quiet drones and sullen strings dispel the rain, but it lingers in the streets, overflowing around the mouth of its gutter. The music has been invaded by a longing which spreads like a tendril of ink in clear water, bruising the atmosphere with its purple, sour colour. An event shakes the soul with the magnitude of an earthquake. In this case, the cruelty of distance and the greater cruelty of war which separates a couple. As a man leaves to fight, his beloved has no other choice but to wait for his return. She sends unanswered prayers. His absence grows longer with every sunset. Unable to wait and growing increasingly anxious, she sets off to look for him, a lighthouse offering a faint lifeline in the gathering gloom, only to sadly learn of his death. The separation is permanent – death us do part.
    £25.00
    £25.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £30.00 Quickview

    Fallen – ást (Deluxe Version)

    ,
    This is the limited edition, hand made version of "ást", by Fallen. Available in an edition of only 60 copies. Each factory pressed disc comes in a vintage, inside and out, uniquely collaged 5" reel to reel tape box. Each painstakingly artified box comes with a factory pressed disc inside encased in a heart cut, red fleece, fold over sleeve. Each also contains an accompanying, vintage French Tarot card, a hand printed insert, your very own cut out heart, and other bits of mysterious paper ephemera.
    £30.00
    £30.00 Quickview
  • £14.00 Quickview

    Gianluca Favaron – Variations (Fragments of Evanescent Memories)

    ,
    CD + handmade cover by Stefano Gentile, ltd. 100 copies... Gianluca Favaron (Under the Snow, Zbeen, Ab'she) returns with a new work based on the study of repetition. "Even variation is a form of repetition": quoting Arnold Schönberg, Favaron has elaborated his concept of repetition by frangling the sound to break it down into infinitesimal parts. Therefore adding a new piece in his discography that represents an essential starting point for new research. In the sound. Of sound.
    £14.00
    £14.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Cameron Day – The Castle and The Garden

    , ,
    Made by hand, Thirteen variations of beautiful antique (early 1900's) engraved / embossed books from the Little Leather Library collection, 2 x mini CDs (finger-printed), 2 x circular coloured covers, 13 x A6 prints on luxury Tintoretto Gesso card, scented. All of the above rests inside stitched / sealed Japanese brown waxed bags. Download code Made with love...
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Moss Covered Technology – And His Many Seas

    ,
    'His Many Seas' is a personal voyage, as the artist’s father was suffering from cancer at the time of the album being written. A well-travelled man, 'His Many Seas' sets sail to quietly conquer and navigate another unexplored, painful continent: the frightening landmass of coming to terms with his father’s illness, steering through the trials of life as well as acting as a dedication to his father’s love of travelling. The illness itself heralded the beginnings of a new journey. Recalling the feel of the Arctic Ocean, 'His Many Seas' thematically revolves around exploration, and the release includes vintage nautical Nories tables, Elisha Kent Kane - Arctic Exploration inserts along with 'famous explorer' double side prints. ... Made by hand, Hand made book-bound CD covers (1260 g/qm FSC certified), lined inside / outside with luxury Italian paper from Florence, glass mastered CD (not CDR), vintage nautical Nories tables (circa. 1920) resting inside old glassine bags, vintage Elisha Kane Arctic Exploration inserts (circa. 1869), a collection of 9 x double sided A6 'Hassan's Greatest Explorers' prints, dried flowers. All rests inside luxury hand cut envelopes. Individually numbered / stamped. Made with love.
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • £8.00 Quickview

    Tropic of Coldness – Deplaces

    Pro dubbed cassettes by Bandjesfabriek, C47, smokey clear, Norelco smokey clear box, Photo insert with track list, different hand made covers with skeleton leave included. Limited to 12 copies. Tropic of Coldness is a Brussels-based ambient/experimental duo, formed by David and Giovanni, who met by chance, or maybe not, during the autumn of 2011. “Deplaces” is their fourth album, and it has been conceived as a reflection on both their five years working together and their relationship with the city of Brussels. The album is the synthesis of impro-driven recording sessions held between May and July 2016, edited with additional overdubs and field recordings in the following months and mixed in autumn 2016.
    £8.00
    £8.00 Quickview
  • £8.00 Quickview

    Andrew Tasselmyer – Vantage Points

    Pro dubbed cassettes by Bandjesfabriek, C51, solid black, Norelco smokey clear box, Photo insert with track list, different hand made cover with skeleton leave included. Limited to 25 copies. "Vantage Points" is an album about place, meaning, and translation. It is literally a tape reel playing back my memories. When recording this album, I heavily manipulated field recordings from several places relevant to me. Some sounds were trivial, some were remarkable, but each one came from a place that has had a very specific and powerful impact on my life; impacts that I can't necessarily describe in words. I recommend it be played quietly, as a low-volume companion for your dreams and reflections...
    £8.00
    £8.00 Quickview
  • £8.00 Quickview

    Gipsi – Sleepy Follow (Tape)

    Pro dubbed cassettes by Bandjesfabriek, C43, solid white, Norelco smokey clear box, Photo insert with track list, different hand made covers with skeleton leave included. Limited to 12 copies. “After the death of someone very close to me, I was, at times, so emotionally disorientated that some days I could barely take it. As music is my only creative output, I decided to make an album honoring this person: inescapably mournful but, ultimately, sanguine. Sleepy Follow is me channeling both memories and nightmares. There’s an oppressive repetitiveness to grief that lulls you into a sort of trance-like submission; that’s pretty much how these pieces were born. Every vibration of a guitar string and every reverb-drenched pad is entwined with the prosaic tedium of loss”.
    £8.00
    £8.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Guiseppe Cordaro – 45°12′N 72°54′E

    ,
    Made by hand... Hand made book-bound covers (1260 g/qm FSC certified), lined inside with luxury Italian paper from Florence, sealed with washi tape, glass mastered CD (not CDR), antique glass slide (circa. 1910-1955), 5 x embryology prints, insert from antique embryology book, dried lavender, dried herbs, scent. All rests inside stitched glassine bags. Individually numbered / tagged / sealed. Made with love... Arising out of a womb-like, silent void comes Guiseppe Cordaro’s 45°12′N 72°54′E, blinking into life and exploring the cyclical lineage of a new birth, a recent ending, and the never-ending flow of life’s river. Water both sustains life and erodes it. Like the crumbling and disfigured coastlines, she either laps against the throat or chokes it, providing nourishment or eating away at the body, either satiating a deep thirst and keeping organisms alive or discovering a grisly penchant for murder in death by way of drowning. Barriers barely hold back Cordaro’s roiling waves of modular synth, a thrusting, unstoppable power rolling around in the pit of the music, capable of collapsing sounds, but also capable of reshaping their architecture.
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Dalot & Sound Awakener – Little Things

    ,
    Made by hand... 10 unique book-bound cover variations (1260 g/qm FSC certified), lined inside / outside with luxury Italian paper from Florence, sealed with washi tape, glass mastered CD (not CDR), vintage glass slide (circa. 1890-1950), vintage botanical print, dried flower, scent. All rests inside luxury hand cut envelopes. Individually numbered / sealed. Made with love...
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £15.00 Quickview

    Various Artists (Eilean 58)

    Deluxe end of year edition : metal box / Inside : glossy color A3 recto-verso poster : 42 cm-20,6 cm / 5 stickers / black foam / sealed & hand numbered... Artists involved in alphabetical order : 9t Antiope / Ben Rath / Bill Seaman / Cicely Irvine / Daniel Mc Kenzie / Danny Clay / Francesco Giannico / Giulio Aldinucci / Jacek Doroszenko / Josco / Josh Mason / Jura Laiva / Monolyth & Cobalt / Monty Adkins / Nathan Mc Laughlin / Sonmi451 / Sound Meccano / Spheruleus / Stijn Hüwels / Tatsuro Kojima / Toàn
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Phil Tomsett – Taken Apart

    ,
    Made by hand... A complete / vintage (circa: 1910-1950) foldout map, 2 x finger print stamped three inch CDs, set of eleven A6 prints commissioned exclusively by Craig Tattersall and Lizzie King pressed on luxury 250g gesso card stock, vintage roll-bell bus ticket individually numbered to represent the number of each CD edition. All of the above rests inside scented glassine bags sealed with washi tape. Truly 'one off limited editions' that will stand the test of time! Made with love... ... Audio - Phil Tomsett Design - Daniel Crossley Photography - Craig Tattersall / Lizzie King (www.carboncopypress.com) Mastering - James Plotkin
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £33.00 Quickview

    Leo Takami – Tree of Life

    ,
    Entitled, “Tree Of Life”, these 10 patient, languid tracks take their time in evolving…peaceful and innocent in tone…soft and sensitive in nature…almost not there at times…these gentle sounds are made for those most relaxing moments of the day, when you can lie back, empty your mind, and wind down to these seemingly slowed moments in time. Available in one hand made version, in a limited edition of 100 copies. Each of the factory pressed CD’s comes housed in a double pocketed package made from folded sheets of vintage grasscloth wallpaper. The front of each folder has attached to it a hand stamped square of wood veneer, each one unique. The disc in it’s cotton sleeve is folded inside an illustrated page from a vintage book on the timber industry. There is also a beautifully stamped and sewn strand of 7 vintage kanji language learning cards. Imagery of Japanese landscapes and flora and old musical lesson cards are also contained within. And finally…strung from the front of each folder is an antique wooden Hanko signature seal. And it all comes in a forest green, hand stamped envelope.
    £33.00
    £33.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Bill Seaman – The Epiphanies

    ,
    The Epiphanies sees Bill Seaman in fine fettle, driving along phosphorescent-lit roads marked by the heavy dew of mystery and slow-to-develop intrigue. Delayed secrets are now only coming to light. The setting sun is the glorious backdrop as The Epiphanies coasts along a deserted road, its dark road-trip music glinting like the lightless, metallic chrome of the car’s body. A pack of coyotes come out to play, and further down the road some lusty, post-jazz musings at a local bar hint at dark dislocations. Nothing is right – the neon sign is too bright and things are a little off-kilter. Reality slips slowly away, like water through the fingers, drained as if from the last bottle of whiskey, until it can’t be grasped at any longer. The sick, cloying perfume of cigarette smoke hangs in the air like a tired apparition. The lingering, too-wide smile of a cute bartender with a string of strange tattoos along her back and an old episode of Tiny Toon Adventures (circa 1990) rather than the latest game from the NHL graces the television’s pulpit, adding to the subtle sense of dislocation, and the music only gets darker, its dying light duelling with the fading sunset. The headlights are a lonely splash of colour at two in the morning, and as the music enters the long hours a velvet-smooth carpet of asphalt spreads out before the listener, the unfolding ambient textures helping to shape a smooth, virgin-pure road. Dark wet trees and swaying branches are illuminated as the car drives through an eerie, sleeping town, with nothing but a slumping, somnambulant piano strolling up and down the dark, leaf-strewn sidewalk. Distant notes seem to croon into the space, somehow filtering in through the dead radio that needed replacing months ago, luring you into its monochromatic musical world. You are the first visitor. You are also the last. There isn’t any other traffic…
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • £6.00 Quickview

    Sontag Shogun + Moskitoo – The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan

    Pre-order: release date 15.11.17... 'An utterly affectionate and adorable aural apparition, ‘the things we let fall apart’ emerging frosted and fragile, delicately sculptured in thawing ice tones, the symphonics delicately shy eyed and whispered are breathlessly beguiled by a graceful neo classical hush, the effect really is entrancing as it is teasingly brief, sitting somewhere between a very youthful Mum and Smile Down Upon Us. ‘thunderswan’ over on the flip is expressed with the kind of poise and musical poetry that shimmers and twinkles to those early post YMO outings from Ryuichi Sakamoto, its minimal toning sweetly gathering to blossom into caressing cinematic crushes dappled in surrendering sepia hazes, a most exquisite and rarefied thing of bewitching beauty.' - The Sunday Experience (Mark Losing Today)
    £6.00
    £6.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Steven Kemner – Gradation Movements

    ,
    You can’t predict the weather. Sometimes, life throws something at you. When it does – not if but when - hopes and expectations lie like shattered spokes. Is it fate, destiny, or circumstance? No one knows, but paths can change when there’s a sudden shift in the weather, and something that once seemed so sure and stable starts to become the opposite: uncertain and unfair. Promises peter out as a drop of rain appears. You have to stop and change course. A natural disaster plunges normality into desolation, and the same is true of our longed-for futures which so often disappear into the ether. Disappointment ensures: inclement weather. You can’t prepare for it; the hurricane warning arrived too late. Steven Kemner recently went through such a change: “I needed to move away from everything that I loved to a place I had no desire to go. This change complicated music, life and a sense of belonging”. - Steven Kemner Like the changing of the weather, ironclad clouds can appear from out of nowhere, eclipsing the sun with blackened totality, and the deep, roiling textures within the music of Gradation Movements are full of rain and turmoil, of leaving and moving on. The slow swells and hard-fought movements are indicative of clouded spells which obdurately block out the blue hope of the sky like a cruel shield. Coated in sleek silver, the notes shadow the steps of the people below. Rainy season stalks the soul; it doesn’t seem to matter where the notes walk, because the cloud always follows, indiscriminate with its downpours of rain and its trident spears of lightning. Rainfall is needed in order to grow, and that includes us. The rainy spells can make us stronger, helping us to rise up in troubling times…but too much of it, and we drown. The cirrus patterns and the cycling of the wind may be hard to understand – we may never understand – but they still have a purpose. The purpose may seem obscure, but it’s there. There’s a strong energy at work within them, and troubled times often reveal things that, in hindsight, we later come to appreciate. When sunlight fails, the music’s tones lie hidden in a shroud of slow mist. The clouds don’t always disperse. You can’t predict the future - you just have to roll with it until you finally come to terms with the strange weather.
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • £13.00 Quickview

    Sub Loam – The Unfolding Map (3 x 3″)

    ,
    We’re off on another orienteering journey of elevations, contours and terrain with Sub Loam. This three disc set is housed in recycled kraft boxes and contains individually cut raised relief maps of these islands for outdoor pursuits you might have one day. Disc one : Elevation, A Map Unfolding And Simultaneous Apprehension Of A Pineapple Mayweed – An Experiential Topography Of Concrete Sensations Disc two : Grid And Contour – A Linear Abstraction Disc three : Terrain Condensed, Congealed Mud, Soil Stamped and printed on corona 160g (100% post consumer waste, de-inked) & Atlas 160G (50% Post consumer waste)
    £13.00
    £13.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £60.00 £50.00 Quickview

    Morgen Wurde – Assassinous Act (Deluxe Version)

    The absurdly appropriate deluxe version is composed of an actual “crime kit”…each of which comes contained in a zippered, textile evidence bag, and is hung and labeled with a hand distressed and numbered toe tag. Every bag contains all that you should need to figure out the parameters of this crime! The actual potential murder weapon in the form of an antique ice pick w/bullet attached (not live ammo), a vintage mug shot and fingerprint card, a copy of an antique fingerprinting magazine, a hand typed out and repurposed evidence envelope with factory pressed “soundtrack” disc inside it, a hand modified blood spatter test card, a mysterious vintage coat check tag with brass key attached, (what’s in the locker?), and other evidentiary objects of interest to anyone trying to figure this crime out! Put this evocative soundtrack on while studying the objects at hand, and see if you can solve this whodunnit!
    £60.00 £50.00
    £60.00 £50.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £25.00 Quickview

    Norihito Suda – Light Snowfall (2 x CD)

    ,
    Two tone / 4 panel hand made letter-pressed Somerset cotton covers, 2 x glass mastered CDs, 32 page deluxe perfect bound photographic book printed on luxury uncoated paper, white sage scent. All of the above rests inside individually hand numbered / hand-made Japanese soft letter-pressed envelopes made from 100% recycled cotton. Understated beauty... The album leaves a lingering kiss of compassion on the lips in what is a hopeful and open sound. Norihito Suda has ushered out a beautiful ambient work which is all the more stunning for its quiet composure and calm. - James Catchpole (Fluid Radio)
    £25.00
    £25.00 Quickview
  • £15.00 Quickview

    From the Mouth of the Sun – Hymn Binding

    Housed in a heavy stock, handcrafted 7" x 5" book-style case with download card for the album in high quality format. Edition of 150 copies! ‘Hymn Binding’ is the pair’s third album as From the Mouth of the Sun, and their first for US label, Lost Tribe Sound. The album is teeming with all the soul-stirring character one has come to expect from their work together. The long form crescendos built from Martin’s mournful strings and vast array of acoustic instrumentation are a perfect compliment to Rosenqvist’s delicate piano melodies, humming electronics, and waves of warm static. At the core, From the Mouth of the Sun’s sound is comprised of cello, piano, acoustic guitars, lap steel, banjo, ukulele and pump organ. Yet with ‘Hymn Binding’ they’ve allowed those acoustic sources to change shape, at times turning them into something that more resembles synths or digitally rendered sounds. They do this, not as a means of disguising them, or really wanting them to sound like synths, but to bring out new layers from already existing timbres.
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • £15.00 Quickview

    Alder & Ash – Clutched in the Maw of the World

    Handcrafted 7″x 5″ Case & Glass Mastered CD / Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions / Download code 'Clutched in the Maw of the World', the second full-length album from Alder & Ash, is as much maximal as it is minimal. It punctuates periods of barren calm with thunder and screams, before creeping back to the silence and the dusk. The album is comprised entirely of cello. 'Clutched...' combines traditional classical modalities with gnarled, heavily treated modern techniques to devastating affect. Glass, wood, rain, stone and air are all present in the music, from the crystalline notes of the "Merciless Dawn" to the unyielding crashes and lumbering slabs of distorted rhythm of "A Seat Amongst God and His Children." Alder & Ash treads on the experimental fringes of modern classical, perhaps too abrasive to play nice with the coy melodrama of the scene. Yet, the music has enough grit to take hold of lovers of doom, noise, and the like, perhaps winning over new fans of cello music from even the most hardened black metal die-hards.
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • £15.00 Quickview

    Alder & Ash – Psalms for the Sunder

    Handcrafted 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD / Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions / Download code 'Psalms for the Sunder' thrives in opposing extremes. As the title suggests, 'Psalms for the Sunder' is a study of downfall and collapse. The work explores the boundaries, the desolation and despair, among the edges of things come undone. In that tension and space it finds not only cacophony, violence and decay, but also bittersweetness and calm. If all this sounds a bit intense, you may do well to just have a listen or duck out now. As this is not the safe path to Yo-Yo-Ma style laments, gracefully pondering some past love affair. ‘Psalms...’ takes a far more rugged approach, an ugly retelling of the human condition, utilizing the cello not only for its beauty, but also for its aggressively commanding sensibilities.
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • £8.50 Quickview

    Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet – Wisconsin Mining State

    The Rust Belt refers to a largely-deindustrialized portion of the United States surrounding the Great Lakes. Once a powerhouse of manufacturing, the region is now known for being a poster child of economic decline, and perhaps swinging a presidential election. Thet Liturgiske Owäsende are Swedish experimentalists Linus Schrab and Johan Fotmeijer, and their Wisconsin Mining State release sonically explores the sparseness and melancholy of small towns in this region. In fact, four of the six tracks are titled after mining towns with populations of less than 2000 each. Using synths, guitars, and field recordings, Schrab and Fotmeijer provide drones with mechanical rhythms and pulsing bass, evoking post-industrial soundscapes – a place where the machines have largely shut down, but occasionally fire up for a few minutes at a time. Platteville begins with a slowly repeating drone melody that grows and ebbs with lightly-distorted walls. Hazel Green offers dark ambient atmospherics interspersed with ominous crescendos. Iron Ridge consists of oscillating drones and a sparse, repeating bass line. Klar Piquett features throbbing, distorted walls. Mineral Point, perhaps my favorite track, is dominated by a start/stop mechanical cadence overlaid with varied percussive patterns. Rajah is a more traditional spacious, ambient drone, and somewhat out of place compared to its companion tracks.
    £8.50
    £8.50 Quickview
  • £7.00 Quickview

    Svetlana Maraš & Bodies Under The Waterfall – Angry Ambient Artists Vol​.​2

    After kicking off the Angry Ambient Artists series with two of the most established and respected names in contemporary composition; Machinefabriek and Philippe Petit, Volume 2 sees the series look to two new talents - Svetlana Maraš and Bodies Under The Waterfall in their efforts to make some creative sense of these dark times. AAA Vol.2 sees both artists making their solo release debuts in an exacting and intense fashion.
    £7.00
    £7.00 Quickview
  • £20.00 Quickview

    Taylor Deupree – Somi

    ,
    The release comes packaged as a deluxe CD inside a 20-page hardbound book of Deupree’s photographs that inspired the creation of the music... For the music, made with a small number of instruments (electric piano, glockenspiel, DX7, handheld cassette recorder) Deupree originally set out to create a follow-up to his classic album Stil.. Steeped in subtle repetition and soft electronic sound, Stil. explored themes of time and change. However, Stil. was created with purely electronic means - software synthesizers and looping algorithms which explored the then-novel frontier of DSP based “microsound.” With a strong desire to bring the aesthetics of Stil. to his current way of working Deupree used no software or automatic looping, instead opting for the imperfections of creating “loops” by hand. The result is warm and quietly decayed work of spare, discreet tones and dozens of interwoven slow polyrhythms that create repetitions that constantly fall apart and shuffle themselves back together. While these ideas of phase relationships are not new in music, nor to Deupree’s catalogue of work, it was the way he approached the composing that was different, and more challenging, than his work in the past. Wrapped up warmly in the sonics of cassette players and cheap built-in speakers, Somi’s dusty melodies sit quietly, but uneasily, and question the passing of time and present one of Deupree’s most alluring albums to date.
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • £15.00 Quickview

    Seabuckthorn – Turns

    CD edition arrive in the ever stunning physically and sonically minded fashion that LTS has become known for: Handcrafted 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions DL Code for 'Turns' 'Turns' is an album wrought with vertical forms, heavily cinematic in design and scope. It’s an album built from the earth. With eyes closed, one can easily imagine heavy rusted spires rising and collapsing upon themselves, only to be rebuilt from the rubble in the same instant, ever clawing towards the sky, with the rumblings of massive tectonic plates shifting below. That said, 'Turns' is far more of a cerebral experience than its predecessors. transitioning seamlessly between hypnotic long-form pieces, minimal harp-like ballads and the primal stomping world-builders that have become Seabuckthorn’s calling card.
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • £15.00 Quickview

    William Ryan Fritch – Birkitshi – Eagle Hunters…

    CD edition arrive in the ever stunning physically and sonically minded fashion that LTS has become known for: Handcrafted 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD (All 18 Songs on CD) Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions DL Code for Eagle Hunters Extended Edition feat. unreleased songs 2 Page Full Color PDF Booklet feat. scenes from the GoPro film In its most ambient moments, immersive, otherworldly choirs and strings envelope plaintive and pastoral calm like unencumbered winds sweeping across vast plains. At its most bombastic, the rhythms race and rumble like beating hooves in pursuit. And in its most soaring moments, the music emanates an aura of the surreal grace and power these golden eagles display with reverence, awe and a melancholy of knowing the world they fly over is changing so fast.
    £15.00
    £15.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £13.00 Quickview

    Bill Seaman – Erasures and Displacements (2 x CD)

    Disc 1 : 01 - A Visual Record Of Scratches Reflecting On Time 02 - A Structured Removal, The Balance Of The Pulse 03 - Collections Of Relational Introspections 04 - Altered Instruments, The Removal Of Time 05 - Entering The Library Of Collapsed Moments 06 - The Somber Space Of A Word 07 - Watching From Within The Library Of Melancholy Gestures Disc 2 : 01 - A Circulated Compendium Of Machinic Thoughts 02 - The Lie Of The Perfect Empty Set 03 - Slow Motioning Through Scattered Reflections 04 - The Reflections Inherent To A Chosen Room 05 - The Machinic Exhale 06 - The Sea's Enfolded Signatures 07 - The Illusive Space Of A Thought
    £13.00
    £13.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £20.00 Quickview

    Irving Park – 3 5 1

    Pre-order: Release date 01.06.17 Each copy of this beautiful album will be completely unique from the next including dusty Bartholomew clothbound maps, circa 1880-1940. With each listener being in the possession of a map, treasures are waiting to be unearthed. As such, '5 2 1' takes the listener on a deeply personal journey which mirrors the very subjectivity of music; each and every listener will experience it differently. Life echoes into the music, because the journey is what ultimately matters, the invaluable experiences shaping the record for all of its days to come, and navigation is never a straight forward thing! A complete / unique vintage (very rare) Bartholomew's clothbound foldout map, 3 x hand stamped three inch CDs housed in coloured seethrough covers, set of three Gerald Leslie prints pressed on luxury 250g gesso card stock, vintage roll-bell bus tickets individually numbered to represent the number of each CD edition. All of the above rests inside stitched / sealed / numbered vintage brown waxed bags with scent. These little beauties really are completely unique 'one off limited editions'.    
    £20.00
    £20.00 Quickview
  • £8.00 Quickview

    Serein Tote Bag

    Serein tote bag featuring a new screen printed illustration by Norwegian designer Ole Ødegaard. 100% cotton and ethically made, it's the perfect way to carry your records home. Or you can fill it with fruit - it's really up to you.
    £8.00
    £8.00 Quickview
  • Sold out
    £10.00 Quickview

    Steve Pacheco – Constellate

    Numbered edition of 90 copies with handmade artwork and a dried flower... Across its 7 pieces, all of Constellate, from its song titles to its feeling, the whole thing, can be heard as a series of broad strokes that drift over the listener and have a mysteriously hypnotic quality, or a series of smaller brush strokes that add up to a much grander whole than the sum of its parts. Even the song titles bring together references to the grand scale of the entire night sky hovering over a planet matched against references to something that seems deeply personal. But perhaps the biggest credit to Constellate is that no matter the interpretation, whether it be grand global narrative or personal story, it’s an album that just plain works on both levels. And much like the mystery created by Pacheco’s deliberate disinterest in personal biography, the album has a mystery of its own going for it: why’s it so damn good? “Constellate” is a remarkable offering by any definition; that it serves as a debut release for an artist only compounds how impressive it is. - Brendan Moore (Fluid Radio)
    £10.00
    £10.00 Quickview