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    Steven Kemner – Gradation Movements

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

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    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)
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    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!
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    Norihito Suda – Light Snowfall (2 x CD)

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    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)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Taylor Deupree – Somi

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    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.
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    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.
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    William Ryan Fritch – New Words For Old Wounds

    Glass mastered matte finished CD Bandcamp digital download code (320MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc.) Housed in a 7.5" x 5.5" panoramic gatefold case using heavy stock Comes with double-sided full lyrics insert Over the course of the twelve songs that make up 'New Words for Old Wounds', the latest release from William Ryan Fritch, the listener is given both a scintillating reminder of the immersive, unmistakable sound worlds he created over the last two years and a welcome introduction to an expanded sonic palette and refined craft that points to where his music may go next. This parting gift to those that supported his ambitious eleven album subscription series, The Leave Me Sessions merges the colorful orchestration and high drama bombast of 'Heavy' and 'Emptied Animal', the sweeping soundscapes of his finest works for film, and the restrained, nuanced textures of 'Empty' to create its own distinct identity that is both haunting and infectiously exuberant. With guest vocal appearances by DM Stith, Powerdove, and Ceschi, New Words furthers the collaborative spirit found on 'Revisionist' and seamlessly laces each of the artists unique talents into his compositions.
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    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.
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    Hotel Neon – Context

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    Pre-Order: Release Date 01.05.17 Two tone / 4 panel hand made letter-pressed Somerset cotton covers, glass mastered CD, set of ten prints by Nieves Mingueza pressed on luxury 250g gesso card, antique (1890-1940) photograph that has been hand distressed to hold a secret message; hold to the light and all will be revealed! A set of hand numbered vintage negative prints; one black & white photo and one film slide. All of the above rests inside stitched / sealed glassine bags with patchouli scent. In the spirit of honoring the power of contextual cues and lenses on the musical translation process between artist and listener, Hotel Neon set about the task of creating an album as open to context as possible. This is a theme we had previously explored with other projects (i.e. “Forms” by The Sound Of Rescue), but never with so much awareness and personal experience driving the endeavor. “Context” is an intentionally minimal experience and although the intensity of the tracks ebbs and flows, it is equally at home in the background and foreground. This is an album ready to be enjoyed and appreciated in any circumstance or setting, and we await the interpretations. - HN
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    Tinycastles – Lull

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    TRS070 will come in only one, extremely lovely and quite limited edition of 50 copies. Each of the 50 copies comes as a sewn 24 page booklet with a unique, modified vintage wallpaper wrap around cover. The hand worked pages are composed of hi res archival prints of 8 original Colin Herrick collages, a couple of which have flip back options…these prints are printed on the back of various antique and distressed papers, such as pages from a rare copy of The Universal Penman, original 160 year old French architectural drawings and others. Interspersed in each are fold open pages from an antique book of appropriately architectural and gothic american glassware, and a vintage strip of portuguese decorative shelf paper. Each booklet is sewn into it’s cover, hand stamped and labelled and held tight with an elastic band. Also inside is a mounted, small black envelope with a hand artified 3” Mini CD-R. And lastly…each copy will come with a 100 year old children’s “Logomachy” alphabet game card tucked into it…the earliest purchasers will get a card with their initial on it!
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    Kouhei Matsunaga – Drawings

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    Hardbound, cloth bound book with 7" vinyl. Stunning! Kouhei Matsunaga's 'Drawings' is a book and a 7" vinyl record. The book is the first ever major showcase of his drawing skills. Here, smiling horses meet floating people in a strictly minimalist, slightly psychedelic black and white ink world. The hardcover book is cloth bound, 88 pages, 40 drawings, a few words and lots of space. The four track 7" vinyl single accompanying the book, credited to his alias Koyxen Mattsunagnen, takes Matsunaga's music a step further towards a more dance oriented approach, as with his minimal techno project NHK and the recent NHK'Koyxen material released by the PAN label, whilst still clearly and firmly rooted in contemporary, experimental music.  
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    Jessica Curry – Fields Were the Essence (Deluxe)

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    Available only in a limited fine art edition of 80 copies. Each of these pastoral beauties comes housed in a vintage 3.5” film can. Included in the can is an artified, 3" mini CD hubbed to the inside of the lid, a set of 4 round hi-res photographic prints of Jessica’s walking locale, copies of her original score for the piece, twigs gathered on her walks, and a mini textual scroll, all nestled on a bed of moss. Each can itself is hand stamped on the outside, covered with photo and credit info, and verbiage hand typed on an antique typewriter. Befitting the music to the extreme!
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    Orghanon – Retrospectre (Deluxe)

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    Deluxe version: comes in a modified anti-static bag strung with a 100 year old children’s game tag. Each individual package contains a uniquely mysterious, relabeled antique 5″, 78rpm record (not with music from this album on it, but quite seriously spooky when played at incorrect speeds, as we have found out ourselves), a vintage, mounted 1940’s photograph of a “freak” from an antique album of “freak show” ephemera, with original hand typed description of photo under credit sheet on backside. The cotton sleeved, factory pressed disc design is inspired and taken from a scan of one of these strange old records! In essence… a vinyl / CD combo!
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    Abate / Uggeri – Beyond Time (Deluxe)

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    Limited fine art version comes in an edition of only 70 copies. Large sheets of elegant, vintage wallpaper are sized, folded and sewn into a three pocket, 6 panel envelope of sorts. Each of these hand stamped, cut out and manipulated beauties is collaged with and contains details of 80 year old Italian art prints, an iridescent silk panel, lovely photos from a book on Italian fountains through which thread is flowing, vintage pastoral photographic prints, old watchmaking catalogue photos and an envelope of dried leaves. Each of these folded envelopes comes wrapped in a page from a 150 year old book on Roman coins and is contained in a banded outer translucent envelope. Pastoral and evocative to the extreme!
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    K’an – Babel (Deluxe)

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    ONLY 1 LEFT! Limited version in an edition of only 60 copies this time, comes in the form of a fold open triptych resembling a paper arts icon. Each of the three extensively gold inked and appliquéd panels has a uniquely collaged, stamped and hand worked image of the Tower of Babel… incorporating 120 year old industrial/machine shop imagery and cut out engraving bits, vintage sign language cards, appropriate old vocabulary cards and other ephemera relating to the concept of Babel/babble/language. Each triptych is snugly encased in a modified, stiff cardboard mail art centric envelope containing other vintage and handwritten paper ephemera related to the idea of language and discourse.
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    Hatami & Arovane – Kaziwa (Deluxe)

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    Limited edition version in an edition of only 75 copies comes in the form of a set of five, corner hinged 6.5” square sheets of black fine art paper….the sheets have been meticulously pastel buffed, punched, stamped, collaged, laser cut/burnt, and come with an attached vintage clock hand to keep track of your own “kaziwa” moments! Each set is backed with a used, antique shooting range target, and comes in a square, similarly modified translucent sleeve.
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    Kösmonaut – Master Generator (Deluxe)

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    Limited edition, uniquely hand made version of 100 copies! Each of the appropriately and intensely themed beauties comes packaged in a large, sewn x-ray envelope. As though it were a package sent from the hospital itself, each comes with pockets holding the factory pressed disc in a chemotherapy bag, an additional 3″ mini CDr of five, “Songs For Healing” in its own windowed envelope, a tiny pill envelope containing a broken and heart stamped child shaped tongue depressor, a vintage x-ray, various hand printed explanatory inserts with attached microscopic slide blow ups, all of this hand stamped and modified with the usual over-the-top hand made care that TRS always puts into its packaging for the beautiful music that we release. Important!! To open this package use a sharp blade or a small sharp pair of scissors and gently cut through the three, white surgical taped sides, while NOT cutting through the sewn left side! It will then fold open and all shall be revealed!
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    Morgen Wurde – Brach Auf (Deluxe)

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    Limited edition of 65 copies comes housed in a vintage 5” reel to reel tape box. Each box has been covered inside and out with darkly evocative anonymous press photograph imagery of forest fires, from the 1940’s. Contained in each box is organic material that has been burnt in place along with the photographs themselves. Each box is then then manipulated and stamped. The factory pressed disc comes in a hand burnt, 5” midnight black envelope also containing a singed insert with the album info, a folded page from a rare Forest Service Handbook, and a pack of very appropriate flower seeds to plant upon the inferno’s passing. Each box then comes in a hand burnt, vintage outer advertising envelope… And as you shall realize, the ashen smell remains…
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    Nguyen / Cinchel: Movement Of An Old Soul (Deluxe)

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    Limited edition version comes in an edition of just 65 copies…that’s all that we could scrape the absurdly hard to find materials together for! Each of these beauties comes in a sort of matchbook folded package. The outer antique, hand stamped stiff board folder material is collaged on both sides with beautiful vintage photos, appropriately paired old word cards, worded sections of 100 year old player piano roll paper, and a 3D winking eye! Sewn into each is a modified antique bank envelope, containing on one side a rare, 60’s metal Thorens music box disc with unique song on each (you’ll need a Thorens player!), and on the other, a hand printed and stamped insert on ancient ledger paper, and a factory pressed disc. Each of these oversized, 5” x 6” “matchbooks” comes sealed in a zip locked, smoked, anti-static envelope.
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    Vektormusik – Time Woke Up In Darkness (Deluxe)

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    Limited edition version in an edition of just 65 copies comes as a collaged and folded double page spread of vector drawings. Each page has then been extensively modified and uniquely “drawn on” with sheets of vintage Letraset lettering. Abstracted numbers, letters and symbols are rubbed, scratched and scraped into patterns on the drawings in red, white and black. Each panel is then folded into 8ths, creating two pockets containing a textual insert printed on antique educational material, an original fragment of Letraset to rub onto the artwork, or wherever you’d like, yourself, and an envelope with a factory pressed disc and a hanging numbered tag, all within a 6 inch square, outer hand stamped translucent envelope.
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    Arkadelphia – Islands of Mind

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    USB release contains high quality audio files (FLAC); four hours of ambient bliss, outsider techno & electronic sketches all written & produced by Arkadelphia. Highly Limited, 50 copies worldwide, walnut USB, comes with a special brown paper bag with photos and an extra download code for MP3, WAV or FLAC files.
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    Sara Forslund – Water Became Wild (Deluxe)

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    The limited edition version of “Water Became Wild” comes in an edition of only 63 copies. They are a beautiful hinged and lidded box with a magnetic clasp decorated in a white rose pattern rubber stamp that wrap all the way around. Each box is covered with beautiful photos of Sara taken by Lisa Ljunggren. Inside each box is a 3D diorama of Sara, contained under glass, and made up of actual leaves, moss and branches from the forest in which Sara is portrayed in the photos. Also included in each box is an accordion style hand worked 8 panel fold out insert with all the lyrics of the album, actual pages from Sara’s journals, Sara’s hand typed and signed Swedish poems, bits of her pipe tobacco and actual lipstick smudges… all in all a bit over the top and quite special and personalized!!
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    Anne Garner – Be Life

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    The limited edition (of 200) CD comes in a custom handmade heavy card sleeve individually rubber-stamped with Anne’s original artwork and containing a hand-stitched 12-page photographic lyric booklet and glass-mastered full-colour disc. Anne Garner’s fourth album is a beguiling blend of alternative pop, spectral lullabies and tender neo-classical arrangements. This dreamy, eerie and unashamedly beautiful collection of vocal-electronic crossover works represents the patient distillation of raw life experience into something subtle, ethereal and sublime. The album follows Remaking the Pearl, Magic & Madness and the acclaimed Trusting a Twirled World.
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    The Laborer – The Changing Tide

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    Limited to 90 copies. Hand lino stamped. “The Changing Tide” is a two disc set, housed in a matchbox style kraft box and containing unique flood overlays of ariel photographs from the David Rumsey Map Collection. Measuring hints of the sea change, both physically and though metaphor, via pastoral piano, rumbling field recordings and clipped electronics with The Laborer. Additional musical contributions by Elsa Hasselgarde (violin & vocal).  
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    Giulio Aldinucci – Spazio Sacro (Deluxe)

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    Limited deluxe version in an edition of just 75 copies comes in the form of a mysterious “shroud” wrapped hardback book cover. In each book is a fold open, sewn 3D collaged landscape made from the pages of an ancient Italian book on the Diocese, 150 year old hand written musical scores, and pictorial engravings. Also included in each is a vintage religious medallion, and a factory pressed picture disc on hub...
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    The Classical – Diptych (Deluxe)

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    Limited deluxe version, in an edition of just 65 copies comes in the form of a “Time Sensitive” hardcover book… embellished with clock parts/faces/hands on the outside, and collaged inside with antique, blue tinted engravings of Greek and Roman statuary that have been modified with gears, springs and other horological workings, in a pseudo steampunk fashion. Each of the initial 50 copies has wooden edging, vintage wooden instructional musical note blocks corners, and comes with factory pressed disc and hand printed insert in a mounted, midnight black envelope.
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    Drawing Virtual Gardens – Six Weeks Were… (Deluxe)

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    Deluxe limited version comes in an edition of just 70 copies. It comes in the form of a corner hinged booklet of industrial engravings, hole punched pages from vintage children connect-a -dot books, hand colored children’s books, and other antique paper ephemera…all meant to convey both the feeling of the hospital as a machine itself of sorts, and the childlike essence kept within. Each booklet comes in a hand stamped/worked envelope that is covered with a 120 year old machine shop engraving, under which lies the childlike doll herself! Pictured on the factory pressed disc is an image of the door behind which she was born.
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    Pines – The Field Journal (Deluxe)

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    Each of these beauties comes housed in a vintage, 4” square zip disc case, which is covered inside and out with unique, antique pastoral snapshots. Each also contains an 8 panel, accordion style fold out print, each panel of which is hand colored with dirt, grass and flowers and pencil, and is extensively stamped. Each print is also hand typed on a vintage typewriter. Each case comes in a hand punched, holed, typed and stamped outer envelope. The mini disc itself is hand stamped as well.
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    Sonmi451 – The Limbic System (Deluxe)

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    Deluxe, limited version, in an edition of just 70 copies, comes as sort of “case file”…something that might be found hanging at the foot of a patient’s hospital bed. Each of these files is made from an antique, art deco photo folder, of varying shapes and sizes. Each file contains a photo of a particular patient, with a vintage glass, brain specimen slide hinged and overlaid on it. Each has stapled in it some papers of said patient…vintage medical forms,handwritten sheet music, original mimeographed poetry sheets, notes from books on the study of the brain, sagittal section diagrams of their brain as well, and other ephemera appropriate to the case. The outer files are hand stamped, labelled and notated. Each contains a factory pressed disc in an inner envelope, in a cotton sleeve.
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    Ghostwriter / Michael Paine – Morrow (Deluxe)

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    The limited edition version, in an edition of only 80 copies, will come in the form of a uniquely hand distressed and antiqued hardcover booklet, various interior pages collaged with vintage photos and advertisements of the time, 1930’s wallpaper samples, a mounted, hand stamped and colored round jigsaw puzzle pastoral landscape, and a typewriter addressed, stamped and soiled CD envelope, w/other goodies! All this comes in a handworked, 7” square translucent envelope. This is the latest release from Ghostwriter, aka Mark Brend, whose first well received album came out on the Second Language label. He is joined this time around by an assortment of talented friends, that together have made something uniquely and evocatively English, in “Morrow”! This pastorally infused, folktronica tinged, and somewhat eccentric paean to early mid century England, with its seaside holidays and early suburban aesthetic, its country houses and their gloomy, wallpapered interiors and its war weary yet seemingly hopeful demeanors, will be released in two distinct versions.
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    Francesco Giannico – Metrophony (Deluxe)

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    For the deluxe limited version, in an edition of just 75 copies, we decided to change mediums and worked in the neighboring Berkeley silkscreening workshop called the Grease Diner. The set of hand silkscreened 6” square prints are renditions of the dark and moody photographs taken by Giannico himself in the subway. Each of these 12 unique prints is printed on a different sort of paper… ancient ledger papers, music sheets, rice papers, antique vellum, cardboard etc. They come in a vintage, hand stamped, 7” 45rpm sleeve from a 60 year old vinyl binder. Each outer envelope is then tied up with a string, from which hangs a used ticket from the Rome metro system. Also included within the set of prints is a scrap of paper detritus from the stations and trains, and a factory pressed CD in a hand stamped cotton sleeve.
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    Lost Trail – The Afternoon Vision ( 2 x 3″)

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    Presented in a jackdaw style format, this release charts a youthful vision of spectrums, doors, birds and soil content. Each copy of this hand stamped release will come with two soil survey maps from the USDA, a Soviet-era computer punch card and soil composition triangles and associated prophecy data. Paper stock used (quantities differ per jackdaw): Cyclus Silk 300g: Soft white board. At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Cyclus 160g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Martello 250g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Limited edition of 130
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    Middlemarch – Wolf Hall (Deluxe)

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    This deluxe version will be available in an edition of only 85 copies. There is also a beautiful, standard digipak version in an edition of 150 copies. For TRS045 we are very pleased to bring you this full length album from Middlemarch… aka Dimitris Avramidis/piano and Ross Baker/electronics. A beautiful melange of melodic and atmospheric, pastorally infused and electronically treated and overlaid piano ambiance, that is inspired in part by the novel Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel.  
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    Daydreamer – Camus (Deluxe)

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    TRS043 is the feature full length album from Russian duo, Daydreamer. Entitled “Camus”, it is an homage of sorts to the great French existentialist writer of the same name. Like the band name suggests, it’s a dreamy mix of melodic post rock ambiance, and serves as a sort of soundtrack to the road movie that Albert Camus lived… and died on… Limited version, in an edition of 90 copies, comes in the form of a multi page booklet that is hinged in the corner and fans open into an abstract mandala of sorts. The cover photo is printed on sheer Japanese tissue paper, and is hand adhered and shredded… The pages are printed on super heavyweight Moab paper, and are punched, collaged, sewn, stamped, doodled, and in general hand worked as usual. The back of the pages are a spray stenciled daydream of their own! Hanging from the front corner of each booklet is a little capped vial containing most of a Gauloises cigarette… the brand that Camus obsessively smoked until the end… feel free to light it up, listen, and start a daydream of your own! Each booklet comes in a 6″square, spray painted, punched and stamped translucent envelope.
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    Guy Gelem – Reappearance

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    “Reappearance” is only available in a deluxe, limited edition version of 90 copies. Each hand stamped mini disc comes in a star punched, black felt covered outer envelope, which is wrapped in an undulating, hand worked, 26″ folded obi strip… with an included, stamped insert made from pages of vintage, hand notated sheet music. The entire package is tied up with strands of Mongolian horsehair and a hand made, rubber tie down button, made from a used bicycle tire tube.
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    William Ryan Fritch: Leave Me Like You Found Me (Deluxe CD)

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    – Glass Mastered CD housed in a panoramic 7” x 5” heavy stock, reverse printed case. – Featuring artwork throughout by world renowned Brazilian artist/illustrator João Raus. – 14 Song Mini-Album on a download card, containing 28 minutes of original music not found on the CD. – Double-sided Art Card Print featuring original artwork from William Ryan Fritch and Jamie Mills. Deluxe packaging featuring the work of renowned visual artist João Ruas, a 14 song mini-album on a download card with half an hour of brand new original music unavailable anywhere else, and a double-sided card print of original artwork from William Ryan Fritch and Jamie Mills.  
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    Glottalstop – Woodsmoke

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    The record is mastered by Brassica. Available in a limited run of 200 copies, the record features artwork screenprinted across the inner sleeve, and a 2-colour screenprinted card jacket, sewn edges and protected in a heavyweight PVC sleeve. Purchases of the vinyl also come with a free download code… Woodsmoke is the debut release from Glottalstop. Sourced almost entirely from a collection of tape recordings dating back 20 years, the two long-form tracks that make up this LP are an exercise in slowbuild tension, unsettling claustrophobia, and dense textural collage. This distorted tape assemblage is tied together with additional improvised cello and electronics, never standing still, but letting each sound explore its full potential before moving on. In terms of reference points, the record perhaps harks back to the early tape work of Arthur Lipsett, or more recent offerings from Daniel Menche and the unclassifiable output of Akira Rabelais. But really we’re struggling for comparisons. Woodsmoke, like the mysterious building depicted on the artwork, is out on its own, in the middle of the woods, and it’s getting dark…
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    Moult / Colohan – Hexameron

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    The deluxe limited version in an edition of just 75 copies is composed of original pages from a 100 year old book on the work of the obscure 15th century printer and illustrator, Anton Sorg. The collaged and inked and stamped envelope, comes in a hand worked, outer translucent envelope…with a selection of his medieval drawings, a banded CD sleeve made from a page of heraldic crests, and a large double sided insert, complimenting both Master Sorg, and the musicians themselves. Hexameron is a collaborative effort between Richard Moult, and David Colohan… both of whom play with the brilliant neo folk group, United Bible Studies, and each of whom is involved with numerous other projects either on their own, or with others. This is a profoundly and deeply felt imagined soundtrack to the remote places of pagan pilgrimages, early Christian Hermitages, and the wanderings of the ancient wastelands of their unique heritage. This beautiful interplay of piano, electronics, and treated guitar work will take you across these ancient vistas and into the religious wilds of a Europa long gone.
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    Atom Eye – The Otolith Sessions

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    CD release with a limited edition, 50 page book complete with beautiful images and texts eluding to the recording materials, machinery, processes and personnel. The book also encompasses an audio cookbook with recipes for you to create your own experimental audio loops and soups. The culmination of a year’s worth of sound experiments with machines of a bygone era, The Otolith Sessions sees Elsie Martins ‘Atom Eye’ project realise it’s most ambitious and complete work to date. A meticulously programmed full length as opposed to a collection of tracks the album develops and unfolds with a palpable sense of purpose and adventure over the albums six storied compositions. The visceral nature of the beautiful but abstruse music is no fluke but a deliberate result of the unhurried nature of the albums writing and production process. The Otolith Sessions was mixed & co-produced by James Aparicio (Liars, Spiritualized) and features guest appearances from regular collaborators; award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett (Björk, David Holmes, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lee Scratch Perry, Primal Scream) and Mute Artist, Composer and Producer Simon Fisher Turner (whose work includes soundtracks for Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio, The Last of England, The Garden and David Lynch-produced Nadja).
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    Maps and Diagrams – In Circles

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    This, the deluxe version comes in an edition of only 70 copies. Each of these hand altered black digipaks comes collaged, punched and inlayed inside and out with antique, ornate silkscreened Spanish cork wallpapers…even the spine! Like the digipak itself the black, double sided hand printed and punched textual insert has had all edges blacked out as well. The digipak itself comes in an extensively hand stamped, hole punched, inked and diagrammed translucent envelope…also included in each is a 75 year old page of hand drawn and written diagrams and text. While Get Lost was all about the maps… In Circles is all about the diagrams…in your mind!
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    Depatterning – The Huddled Tone (Deluxe 3″ box set)

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    Each copy of this hand stamped release comes with images from abandoned villages, a vintage Saskatchewan postage stamp and a single, out-of-print Canadian penny predating the second Brian Mulroney term. Housed in a recycled kraft box, all paper has been printed on 100% recycled material… Researching the loss of rural communities with a reissue of Depatterning’s long out of print “The Huddled Tone Eps”. Includes a soundtrack to Elysia Bourne’s film “The Elevator at Parkbeg”, featuring Andrew Lee (In Media Res) and Ronan McGrath (Sxa Ormbjüment). As the urban population of the 20th century grew, the need for small town services declined. Worthless crop prices. Rail line decommissioned. The mine’s closure. Farm consolidation. Land becomes fallow. Town becoming a widow. These recordings trace the remnants of communities that at one time were places of growth and promise.
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    Birch And Meadow – Butterflies And Graves (Deluxe CD)

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    Deluxe version comes in an edition of 100 copies. Each of these is comprised of a hinged, modified/collaged/printed 5″ reel to reel tape box. The cut out lid is collaged with pages from a 100 year old book on Lepidoptera, with the cut out forming a sort of an ancient and tattered specimen box, and revealing a two sided, quadra folded 5″ x 19″ print. Printed on Moab rag natural 300# paper, one side is printed from a detailed 3 dimensional scan, and the other is stamped with butterflies, each hand colored with leaves and flowers. In the box and beneath the print, comes the factory pressed disc in picture sleeve, and a hand numbered textual insert, all on a bed of mounting material…
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    Bailleau / Demoulin – Outshining Memories (Deluxe CD/Booklet)

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    Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies... Each one comes in the form of an 8" x 5.5" machine sewn booklet. Each unique booklet has a cover made from an antique 8"x 10" b/w negative still…sewn in between the folded and sewn film still is a selection of original artwork pages, antique diagrams and wallpapers and other ancient paper ephemera. Each book is then gone through and scribbled in, stamped and otherwise artified. Sewn into the center of the book is the cotton sleeve that holds the factory pressed disc. Each booklet comes in a hand stamped translucent envelope.
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    Sarah Hughes – Accidents of Matter or of Space

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    Sarah Hughes’ ‘Accidents of Matter or of Space’ is a limited edition of 100 archival CD-R’s mounted on an 11×14 letterpress score produced by Milkfed Press in Alameda, California. A complementary informational sheet includes credits, track list, and an essay by Dominic Lash. This release brings together a solo zither improvisation recorded in a disused transmission station in mid-Wales with three realizations of the 2011 composition (can never exceed unity), performed by Rhodri Davies, Patrick Farmer, Jane Dickson, Neil Davidson, and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga… In what has become an oft-quoted passage, the British composer and improviser Cornelius Cardew wrote that “it is impossible to record with any fidelity a kind of music that is actually derived in some sense from the room in which it is taking place – its shape, acoustical properties, even the view from the windows. What a recording produces is a separate phenomenon, something really much stranger than the playing itself, since what you hear on tape or disc is indeed the same playing, but divorced from its natural context”. This text is usually cited as evidence of the artificiality of recorded improvisation and the superiority of “the real thing”, the live concert happening in real time. I love “the real thing”, but it seems to me that recorded improvised music at its best deliberately exploits the strangeness to which Cardew refers. We are not forced to choose between either experiencing the “natural context” (if one is there in the room when the improvisation is taking place) or having no inkling of it (if one only hears a recording of the improvisation later). Rather the recorded sounds can give greater or lesser hints as to the nature of that context, depending on the way the music is recorded, and the particular sensitivities and sensibilities of each listener. These hints can be accurate or misleading in any degree and any combination, and the activity of the listener’s fantasy in relation to these hints comprises one of the great pleasures of listening to recorded improvised music.
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    Loscil – City Hospital (Deluxe Edition)

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    Presented in a jackdaw style format, this release charts the unsteady memories and shifting surroundings of protagonist Bill Plantagenet as he recovers from an alcoholic-fueled breakdown in the City Hospital. Based on Lowry’s own self admission to New York’s Bellevue in the 1930′s, our observations are presented through maps, photographs and postcards from the era, a sort of “psycho-geography”. Paper stock used (quantities differ per jackdaw): Cyclus Silk 300g: Soft white board. At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Cyclus 160g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Martello 250g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified
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    Jüppala Kaapio – Animalia Corolla

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    Funky packaging design with this one: Includes screen printed belly bands wrapped around thick green gatefold card that has an inner card which CD rests inside… Love it! Most of us are living in an urban world, dominated by constant noise and contagious stress. Our ears are conditioned by this aggressive environment and have often lost the ability to perceive another discreet world surrounding us. It might be hidden but also swarming, vivid and incredibly musical. We are all able to prick up our ears to some birds chattering together, the wind shaking leaves, toads singing serenades or old spirits telling us their immemorial adventures… Since its creation in 2006, Jüppala Kääpiö has tried to substantiate what they were hearing and feeling from animals, plants or even minerals that they met in their living places in different countries and during travels in different continents. “Animalia Corolla” is a record of feasts of spirits gathered from the whole world. Their songs, dances and conversations about the synchronicity of their dreams have been transcribed in this album. Jüppala Kääpiö is a Swiss and a Japanese duo. They settled in Brussels in Belgium in summer 2011 after staying in Switzerland , Canada, Mongolia and Japan. The life in multicultural/lingual situations naturally gave to their music a style which might be called cosmopolitan folklore music.
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    Night Shift – Trespassers Guide To Nowhere (Deluxe)

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    Deluxe limited version of 100 copies comes in the form of a”faux-rigami” pop up book of sorts, each hand bound with unique antique book covers, and including hand printed/typed inserts, and pop up pages made from the oversized sheets from a 100 year old hand written ledger… all encased in a hand made/stamped black slip case. Insanely labor intensive! See attached pics please!… Collaborative effort between the Russian trio Night Shift, and the main man behind Finnish band Ous Mal, Olli Aarni. An incredibly inventive sampledelic mash up of Russian folk melody, filmic referenced dialogue, field recordings and crushed and twisted electronic nuances, this cerebrally manipulative release is not one to be missed! Night Shift and Olli Aarni have made a record that is dramatic and playful, is woozy with histories ,and sharp with awareness of its own strengths. Track it down while you can, highly recommended. – Fluid Radio
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    Inner Signal – Extremum (2 x CD)

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    8 panel white digipak 2xCD audio (CD is pressed, no CDr!) Digipak hand-numbered. HQ digisleeve. 4pp color booklet…
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    Baker / Buckareff – Aural Diptych #7

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    Packaged in the standard ADS smokey blue A6 envelopes with 4″x6″ prints… Berlin-based Canadians Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff, both of doomgaze husband/wife guitar/bass duo NADJA, finally deliver the long-awaited special string-less diptych release. Drones were strictly created from cymbals (Baker) & accordion (Buckareff). Both 20-minute piece on its separate 3″ mini-disc are meant to stand alone and played simultaneously together to create a fuller drone ensemble. A version of that mix is available for download. The breathing heavy/heavy breathing themes are again illustrated by the same commissioned Aural Diptych series artists Elayne Safir & Meryem Yildiz.
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    Evade – Destroy And Dream

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    16 x 16 x 0.6cm (Close size). 48.6 x 32cm broadsheet foldout with customized greyboard CD tray… “Losing the absurd, a beautiful haze, the sun and moon as usual, fluctuating into madness” Since 2008, artists such as Kitchen. Label’s very own ASPIDISTRAFLY (Singapore) and Flica (Malaysia) have ventured successfully to Japan, presented music made in the Asia Pacific to the rest of the world. Following in these footsteps, electronic trio Evade have been honing their repertoire of sounds crafted from within their immediate surroundings of the urban pastoral landscapes of former Portugese colony, Macau. In this much anticipated full-length album entitled “Destroy & Dream”, Evade takes on the view of a distant observer, questioning life, the earth, the universe and the values of its living creatures, yet with the consolation of dreams, seclusion and shelter. Evade was born in the summer of 2004. Formed by Sonia Ka Ian Lao (vocals), Brandon L (guitar) and Faye Choi (sound), the trio released their first EP “Evade” in September 2009. Despite the fact that it was released on a small Macau-based label, with the help of Kitchen. Label producer Ricks Ang (who also mastered the EP and this album), the band attracted critical notice in Japan for their inventive and original style of electronic music, described by some as a wayward blend of minimalist electronic and dubstep combined with an ethereal pop sensibility. In August 2010, Evade was invited by Japanese independent music label PROGRESSIVE FOrM to perform at their curated event “New Sounds of Tokyo Vol.6″. Evade has also toured Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and Singapore, and has lent support to Kashiwa Daisuke, ASPIDISTRAFLY and Flica’s Asian tours.
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    Strië – Õhtul (Deluxe CD)

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    Each of these gorgeous deluxe versions, in this edition of 100, will come in a fused double envelope package, comprised of two 6.5″ square, Midnight Black envelopes. Each of these envelopes will be hand worked/stamped/artified in the usual TRS manner…in one of them will come the black digipak in it’s own translucent envelope, also stamped, and in the other half of the package will come a set of three banded 4″ x 6″ hand printed color prints, on 300lb Moab Rag Natural paper, with accordingly mysterious quotes/Strieisms, and a 4″ x 6″ unassembled jigsaw puzzle also in it’s own translucent envelope featuring, as far as we know, the only somewhat recent picture of Ms Reinhart in existence. Strie is a puzzle..and is being released as such…  
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    Cock & Swan – Stash (Deluxe CD)

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    The CD (Not a CD-R) (Limited Edition of 100) comes housed in a hand-aged linen cloth bound book. The linen cover is backed with archival mulberry paper and bound over high quality and heavyweight archival book board. Cover art is printed to canvas and stitched. The interior is lined with hand made banana bark paper, lokta and mulberry paper. Each limited edition is hand numbered… Through the hypnotic fog that is the music of Cock and Swan lurks a strange energy, feeling one part sinister and two parts innocent. Yet, it reveals itself in subtle uneasy layers of blissfully haunting melodies as you clamber further into the dank outlands that entrench their sound.  
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    Max Bondi – Convolution

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    Limited edition run of just 120 full glass-mastered CDs, coming in a thick card gatefold sleeve, each one screenprinted in two colours, individually numbered and sewn together, enclosing a fold-out double-sided screenprinted insert. The latest record on Tartaruga is the second full-length from Max Bondi. A departure of sorts from previous work, the album is an exploration of constraint, limitations, and repetition. Fragments of sound fold in upon themselves, constructing subtle patterns and melodies which overlay, interfere and diverge, varying from dense clusters of pulsing frequencies to torrents of cascading electronic notes. This is uncompromising machine music, but with a melodic edge, rhythmical but irregular, ‘electrical’ rather than electronic. The record develops over the course of ten tracks, each one building up on top of the previous in successive waves.
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    Hakobune – Recalling My Insubstantial Thoughts

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    How lucky we are to have some of these little beauties shipped in from Japan!!! Limited edition of 200 housed in paper sleeve with fabric seal… Hakobune is the moniker for Takahiro Yorifuji based in Japan and this is his 17th full length! Side A, the title track kicks things off with some nice lush electronic drones. REALLY lush. So simple, and so great. Harmonious and organic, it doesn’t even sound THAT electronic. The harmonies shift ever so slightly, barely noticeable. I feel like an ocean is singing and the harmonies are just washing over me in waves, but gentle ones! Side B, titled Maps, is also a drone affair but things sound a bit more – in music theory language – minor, or diminished, as opposed to the first side which had more of a major/happier vibe. Side B sounds a little more pensive. Some birds in the background. Frogs underneath the drone! Some very quiet waves crashing, or what could be wind. – Virtual Ritual
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    Coppice – Vinculum (3xCD)

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    Limited edition triple CD set: Hand-embroidered pouches housing random CD’s from Coppice’s sonic artifact archives… Vinculum is a growing archive of sonic artifacts and the first official release by Chicago-based duo of bellows & electronics Coppice (Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Kramer). Sounds are recorded and reduced to highlight some aspects at the expense of others. Each recording is released on its own single-track CD-R with an inscribed catalog number. Currently, the project is being made available as a unique hand-made, hand- embroidered pouch containing several different discs selected at the time the pouch is filled. The listener is encouraged to play the discs simultaneously on repeat from multiple players when possible.
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    Cheer – Breathing Tone

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    Matt Rösner – Repeat (Deluxe White Vinyl)

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    Special limited edition white vinyl copies with individually numbered sleeves that include bespoke golden embossed inserts… Repeat offers 6 new works by Rösner that demonstrate the composer’s musical maturing since his debut release on 12×50 and a couple of releases of environmental and electronic sound in Australia and the US. He engages on Repeat with the sound of voice, recorded instruments and performers. Reminiscent of Morton Feldman, these works unfold their beauty over time. With additional material by Adam Trainer, Greg Taw and Alexander Wendt, this vinyl release explores patterns and structures – observations of Rösner’s environment at the oceanic West coast of Australia. Calculations based on the Fibonacci series laid out timing and structure of Lattices, the track that spans over the entire B-Side. It explores tones and frequencies over 20 minutes.
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    FareWell Poetry – Hoping for the Invisible… (Deluxe Vinyl)

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    Deluxe LP includes download code, 8 page booklet, 12″x12″ exclusive art print on recycled board from Alice Lewis, three small art prints, postcard. ‘Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite’ was recorded and mixed between Paris, Normandy (FR) and Saint-Margaret of Antioch Church in Leeds (UK), these four haunting orchestral pieces were performed in the studio live, and re-recorded using a ‘wall of sound’ process, adding the natural reverb of the church to the raw tracks. The DVD includes the Super 8/16mm black&white film ‘As True As Troilus’ by Jayne Amara Ross & a bonus live performance shot by Alain Grodard & Rod Maurice during the ‘Festival des Nouveaux Arts Sacres’ at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris. You can watch a trailer for the film above. Words on ‘As True As Troilus’ film by Nicole Brenez (curator for the Avant-Garde programs at the Cineématheèque Francaise)
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