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    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)
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    Kate Carr – The Story Surrounds Us

    Pre-order: Release Date - May 26, 2017 Emblematic of her work is a gentle dislocation between the environmental sounds and her drone-dub ellipses of somnambulant melody. The clatter of a frozen dock or a vibrational shimmer from rustled objects or the unintelligible whispers displaces the sense of self amidst a sea of disparate symbols and coded thought. More a travelogue in and out of one's own body than to any particular place. Carr suggests "In a way, it is about restlessness, an uncomfortable tossing and turning in all these many different places, a struggle somehow to forge a connection between my own internal world and all these places and persons I have encountered. I think this holds a sense of unease and strain, with both beautiful and failed moments of intimacy and connection which are made either possible or impossible in the difficult and distorted context of being away. It is quite sad, really." Look to Carla dal Forno, Alan Lamb and those moments of clarity in the shapeshifting ethos from Jewelled Antler for neighboring sounds to Kate Carr's chimerical compositions. - HS
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    Phil Maguire – Solo Computer Music

    Crackles and shapeless tones waft across each other in slow-mo digital drift, motherboard reveries transmitted deep from a hard disk on standby. There’s a satisfying sense of algorithmic self-determination at times here, yet the fact that these two pieces are actually edits of live, human performances in no way detracts from their terse machine anomie. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2016 – a triumph of public service broadcasting! – the first cut, there will be no miracles here, sees Maguire alternating the scuffle and buzz of his software with abrupt snatches of found sound. The disjunction between the two is deliberate, the disembodied voices of Maguire’s samples, possibly clips of old adverts and public information films, bursting out from the dusty blur as if trying to escape from an archive prison.
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    Masayuki Imanishi – Clips

    Limited Edition of 50... Home dubbed c45 cassette. Hand numbered Xerox cover. Masayuki Imanishi is a Japanese Sound Artist: Paper, speaker, field recording, synth. Mastered by Jos Smolders Photography by Emma Dove
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    The Laborer – Se Vende

    This is first release on the new cassette label, Analogue Chat, which is an independent label based in Spain and The Netherlands releasing limited edition cassettes. Artists are invited to record sounds from their own ‘medio ambiente’ (environment) to tell their personal narrative in the form electronic soundscapes or traditional song structures. The idea behind the album was inspired by a walk with a good friend, Dan Miles, across the de Galvany nature reserve located about 10km south of Alicante in November 2015. Dan is an archaeologist for Historic England and has also lived in the Alicante region and worked for the city’s MARQ museum. What is not so well known is that the reserve was also the site of Republican defensive line during the Spanish Civil War and the area is home to bunkers and trenches from this period. The land was put in danger at the end of the 1970s due to proposed urban development, but public pressure combined with the support of the local council saved it from destruction. However, the area has not been immune to subsequent housing development, particularly in the boom period from 1996 to 2007. The reserve is flanked by the urbanizations of Gran Alacant to the south and Arenales to the north and is popular with expats and Spanish holidaymakers. As a result of the financial crisis in 2008, many properties remain empty or unsold and there are a number of developments that are half-built and abandoned. It was the idea of destruction through war and destruction through overdevelopment that we discussed as we walked across this landscape. A tale of dreams unfulfilled...
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    Mykja – Climate Change

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    C-40 / Real-Time / Ferric Black Cassette tapes. Limited to 30 Copies Only! ‘Climate Change’ is formed to describe the relationship between man and nature, our impact on the environment that causes global change effect. Recorded live: Christian Pevere & Emanuele Pertoldi aka. Mykja
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    Machinefabriek / Petit – AAA Vol. I

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    C12 cream cassettes with black print, supplied in clear cassette cases with full colour printed artwork. Limited edition of 100... Following on from the hugely well received EP series by Tomonari Nozaki, Forwind begins a new audio adventure with the first instalment of our new cassette and digital series, ‘Angry Ambient Artists’. Vol.1 kicks off the series in uncompromising fashion featuring two intense outsider cuts to add some scares to those simmering summer nights.
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    Lanzo – Gratitape

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    The third of three tapes now in stock from San Diego’s Scenic Rythms. Limited edition of 30 cassettes.
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    Aitanna77 – Patterns For Smartness

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    The second of three tapes now in stock from San Diego’s Scenic Rythms. Limited edition of 25 cassettes.
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    Astral – Mondhaze

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    This is the first of three tapes now in stock from San Diego’s Scenic Rythms. Limited edition of 30 cassettes.
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    Robert Heel – Naihehe

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    “Naihehe” is inspired by huge caves around the world. Enormous echo spaces, cavernous spaces, versatile reverberation, natural surroundings and heavily modified sound and field recordings: from slowed down bat sounds to water and wind in caves to clicks, noises and slipping rocks.
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    Himukalt – Conditions Of Acrimony

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    Somewhere in the American Southwest may lie a pile of fetid cassettes, the scope and breadth of which might very well match that of the experiments with tape and electronics from Rozz Williams and Chuck Collison. In her terse exchanges with us, she once alluded to a past set of recordings without divulging them; and so for now we have this prolonged electrical cramp that marks the first published recording of Himukalt. The given name we know is Ester Kärkkäinen, and that’s pretty much about her beyond the Nevada return address. This enigma is fitting for her work. exhaustive, claustrophobic, and cryptic, these lacerated (de)compositions address collapsed psychological states that dislocate the body, the self, and the spirit into horror, fear, doubt, hostility. Such have marked the acme for the most virulent strains of power electronics and industrial decay (e.g. Puce Mary, Anenzephalia, Maurizio Bianchi, Maria Zerfall, etc.), and this — hopefully the first of many transmissions from Himukalt — stands shoulder to shoulder next to those giants.
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    Wolf Maps – Purity

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    Limited hand-numbered edition of 100... Following his EP ’Sun Ghosts’ from a few months ago and debut album ‘Landforms’ (2011) is Wolf Maps’ second album ‘Purity’. His most personal work to date crafts layers of guitar tape loops into eight tracks of ambient drones, which with an apparent emotional fragility, envelopes the listener in washes of translucent memory and life-weary noise. As an experienced drone-creator with a large following in the experimental music community, Wolf Maps has reached a new plateau in his work, placing him along side his established peers.
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    Black Eagle Child – Playing

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    Black Eagle Child is the project of Michael Jantz from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Jantz and Black Eagle Child are in no way unfamiliar names if you’ve been following experimental music over the last 5 years. He has released a number of albums on a slew of great labels over the years (Stunned, Digitalis, Under The Spire, Blackest Rainbow, Space Slave… to name a few). Black Eagle Child’s album titled “Lobelia” and came out on Preservation in 2011 and was met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork among other press outlets. The aptly named ‘Playing’ by Black Eagle Child takes a more playful approach to composition with less focus on the melancholy, while still maintaining some of the nostalgia that comes very naturally and sincerely from Jantz. ‘Playing’ is the perfect soundtrack for spring and summer with it’s circling guitar lines interplaying perfectly over various serene field recordings. A most blissful listening experience.
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    Odawas – Black Harmony

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    'Coming from a period in both our lives where failed marriages, affairs, drug and alcohol abuse and a fatalistic dose of existential dread were leading us into something of a madman’s revelry. The lyrics weave these personal moments in through various fantastic narratives about star-crossed soldiers finding perfection in the desert, Prohibition-era murder and espionage, crime scene investigations in pastoral meadows, and finding soft comfort in the hallucinatory madness of Nebraska. Themes of being lost, betrayal, murder and madness are given candy-coated arrangements of Americana and atmospheric electronics. A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, as they say.' - Isaac Edwards (Odawas)  
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    Grant Evans – Brittle

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    With a detached curiosity, Grant Evans drops us into his petri dish of mud, bacteria, and fetid slop. At first, we have no roadmap to the drowning noise that slowly trickles down the throat and presses against the ear drums; but Evans is no sadist. Yes, volatile coagulations and conflagrations abound with malaise at the beginning to each of the side-long works to Brittle — itself a vibrant landmark in the Evans’ rhizomatic back catalogue that slips through harsh wall noise, kosmische explorations, dronologist collage, and the like. But upon the discharge of that initial shard of tooth and blood, Evans tempers the atmospheric pressures and illumines a path by which to proceed. Beacons of monochord guitar. Radiant dispersions of glare and trill. Compacted bowed metal resonance. Interstitial ecological sounds from water, bird, and tree. Exhumed cassette minimalism. And a gasping, pulsing, morphing drone that bends around each of these sound objects. Such is the vivid unfurling of Brittle — a meticulous and wondrous bricolage of the exploded organic. Parallels to be found in Chalk, Organum,Toniutti, and Grzinich.
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    Jim Haynes – Scarlet

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    Jagged bursts of strobe lights. Cackling radio signals bristling with interference. Sawtooth patterns of tactile noise. Torn flesh. Scabbed wounds. These are some of the building blocks to Jim Haynes’ Scarlet. This crucible of unkempt rhythm and noise-pulse turbulence was decomposed and sutured together from the various sources of electromagnetic and psychic detritus into an unstable mutation of sequential error. The eight tracks of Scarlet stand as vastly radical and obsessive variations on the theme of repetition through trauma. Each of the tracks may have begun with the same system of building blocks, but quickly spiral into disparate orbits, time-lag accumulation, tunnel-vision mania, schizoid detours, amplified seances, and teleological endgames. This strategy of rupture and release was first noted on Haynes’ 2012 album The Wires Cracked, but has become all the more unhinged here on Scarlet. The analog tone generation and shambolic futurism harken to an earlier era of industrial immolation, with Haynes’ echolalia of Le Syndicat, Mika Vainio, and Martin Rev stridently tracing and electrically bleaching the forms of those antecedents without the benefit of drum machine, sequencer, and whatnot. Bruitisme, indeed.
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    My Home, Sinking – Sleet

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    Lovingly reel-to-reel mastered by Ian Hawgood, the album unspools its vintage heart from an audiocassette presented in craft paper and letter-pressed cover designed by Giacomo Vianello and realized by Marco Brunello at Cartiera Clandestina. Coming with dried brambles in a small pergamino paper bag. Hand numbered envelopes. “Sleet” is a pastoral fable with a resolutely vulnerable core – a ’60s folk narrative echoing through modern classical and ambient music. Enrico Coniglio evokes the cadenced ghosts of My Home, Sinking with the aid of Natalia Drepina, Katie English, Peter Gallo, Piero Bittolo Bon and Giovanni Natoli. The fading Morriconian memories of “Sleet” evolve through a languid structured homage to Italian songwriters, embellished by weaving flute, cello, vibraphone, duduk and drums, like a prayer for human tragedy to a deaf and distant cosmos. The story of a young virgin woman and a miraculous gift is reinterpreted amongst the cobwebs of fragmentary mellotron, orchestral samples, pads of noises and manipulated field recordings.  
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    Jeremy Young – Chants Beneath The Bed…

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    Inspired by the stream that flows through my parents’ town in upstate New York, this piece was written as a descriptive reflection of movement and stillness. I have walked along the banks of this frozen brook in Winter, witnessed its healthy rushing energy in Autumn and savored its pacifying calm in green Spring. Its name suggests imagery of both heat and coolness, and I wanted this to be represented in the mixing. The solemn stillness of the single icey tone and jagged high frequency shards of feedback balance out through Greg’s impressive mastering which seems to have run through the buzzing warmth of analog tubes. The genesis of sound is a square wave frequency, which is then bent and shaped by echoing delay and feedback rhythms and an octave shift, manipulated subtly and slowly to reflect the contours of its wired trajectory. Electronic current mimicks the flow of rushing water through a riverbasin while also conjuring the image of temporal stillness, timelessness.
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    Fischerle / Micromelancolie – Moulding

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    Limited edition of 75 c34 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card and download code. Decaying Winter drones loops and found sounds from the collaboration of Fischerle & Micromelancolié.
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    MonoLogue – The Sea From The Trees

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    Limited edition of 75 c43 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card and download code. Ambient synth drone movements courtesy of Marie e le Rose’s MonoLogue project.
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    The Child of A Creek – Hidden Tales…

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    Hidden Tales and Other Lullabies is a 6song completely instrumental ambient/abstract/electronic/postrock record I’ve recently written, composed, performed and recorded with synthetizers, piano, field recordings, acoustic and electric guitars. Mixed and mastered in a recording studio near home. I have a particular love for this record and for its dreaming touch, gloomy sounds, circular waves, reverbs and echoes, various processed field recordings (paper, glass etc..)
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    Nick Castell – The Water Margin

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    Limited Edition of 50 Pro-Dubbed Cassettes. Hand Painted / Letterpressed Packaging. No two alike! “I know people will always assume that I listen to a lot of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Nick Drake etc. I do listen to all of this and I do love it but there is so much more to the world of music I inhabit. Some of my favourite composers take folk motifs to make ‘art music’, composers like Béla Bartók and Osvaldo Golijov. It is perhaps their approach rather than their music that influences me most. I listen to hours of field recordings from all over the world every week as well as ‘classical’ music from Dowland to Poulenc and 20th Century popular music styles.” This is a beautiful loner folk album that will stand the test of time, no doubt about it.
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    Grizzly Imploded – You Are The Way…

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    Neapolitan free jazz tornado-hatching is totally my bag and Grizzly Imploded bring the joy in spades; I could listen to this kind of steez all day! This trio is a branch off the Strongly Imploded tree – two of the three members hail from that noisy outfit – and they employ all the latest techniques to melt the faces of their audience. Minimal/maximal guitar skree deftly unloaded like depth charges off the side of a warship. Freely-pummelled drums that bounce off of the floor, on the verge of exploding under the weight of deft arms. Controlled chaos that threatens to seep out of the rusty container holding it all together. Yeah, my heart’s totally into this beautifully-crafted tape – which excels both in audible and visible content – delivered directly inside my tattered cranium courtesy of Scissor Tail Editions.
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    Nathan McLaughlin – Karen Studies

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    On the surface, Karen Dalton may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for the reel-to-reel experimentalist and recent Upstate New York transplant Nathan McLaughlin. Dalton was an undeniably great interpreter of folk songs whose gritty, whiskey-singed voice could add new layers of emotional depth to virtually any song she took on. McLaughlin, as a solo artist, has predominantly explored expansive, slow-building sound pieces using his beloved Teac 3440 tape machine with subtle manipulations and guitar and synth accompaniment. In places, it’s as though McLaughlin appears to be recreating the worn contours of Dalton’s voice itself. In the end, when the banjo notes ring out, McLaughlin has created one of his most original and deeply moving works to date.
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    Raising Holy Sparks – For Fran…

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    Limited edition run of 50 copies… ‘For Fran, Etched In Glass & Water’ is a new album from Irish musician Dave Colohan, under the name Raising Holy Sparks. Colohan is a founding member of the respected avant-folk collective United Bible Studies and the Deserted Village label. Raising Holy Sparks began in 2011, after Colohan retired the Agitated Radio Pilot name under which he’d been recording since 1993. The project sees Colohan and a rotating crew of friends exploring music informed by Hasidic mysticism and the landscapes of rural Ireland, achieving an ecstatic outpouring of drone, folk song, and free jazz in the process. ‘For Fran, Etched In Glass & Water’ is the third album from Raising Holy Sparks to see a physical release. Recorded in Ballymahon, Co. Longford during April and May of 2013, it features Colohan on accordion, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp, harmonium, Hohner Organetta, melodica, shruti box, trombone and sampled Mellotron. The results are more serene than much of Colohan’s recent material, coalescing into a long-form ambience where echo and memory are key.
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    Bastian Void – Phonics

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    Limited edition of 75 c36 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card.  Warm daylight, myself at age 8, sitting in computer class. Circuits and pine trees. Views out various bedroom windows. The research laboratory down the street. Atari in the basement. Wood paneling. Office buildings. Power generators sitting in the forest. Light shapes cast on walls. Science class. Old computer games. Leaves and educational video tapes.
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    Sima Kim – Whatever

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    Limited edition of 75 c26 pro-dubbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card… Delicate post-classical piano ambience from South Korean musicologist Sima Kim. Includes re-workings from Wil Bolton and Hakobune.
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    Loci – Into Blindness

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    First edition of 99 cassette, spraypainted black hand-scored & cut black & white J-cards / hand-cut black & white inserts / black & white Gilded Peradam logo card… Out of the darkness, straight Into Blindness. These two side-long tracks represent the very first meeting of minds and clashing of sounds that birthed LOCI. Recorded entirely live with no overdubs or edits, Into Blindness slips effortlessly in between droning, breathy stretches of pure black and seething climaxes steeped in the throes of chaos.
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    Coppice – Epoxy

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    The prolific Chicago based duo of Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer have produced a steady stream of increasingly impressive music for a few years now. This cassette sees Coppice focus less on the electronics and bellows their releases have normally involved, and instead turns the ear back on the recording process itself. The duo played a number of improvisations with various guest musicians, and captured the performances using a tape deck modified to play back and record at the same time. Exactly how this process works isn’t quite clear, but the end result is two pieces of strange, hauntingly oblique music that completely disguise the voice, cello, guitars, etc that are apparently embedded in there somewhere and replace them with a smudged blur of intriguing, strange activity. It’s more a kind of immediate, acoustic musique concrète than improvisation in its natural sense, full of murky but vastly contrasting colours and a wide range of dynamics.
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    Coppice – Pied

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    Since late 2009 we have developed compositions using a modified boombox – a tape loop machine that records and plays back simultaneously. Sounds that enter it are released within seconds, sounding gentle feedback. Our first compositions using this boombox and a shruti box marked the beginnings of our collaboration as Coppice, and a phase of up-close entwinement of both instruments in decidedly quiet gestures. Since then, we have expanded our dynamic palette and range of instrumentation to include more bellowed instruments, custom instruments and other electronic processes. Last Fall, we began imagining what has become Pied, a composition for tape, pump organ and the boombox. Its form contrasts the tapes’ fibrous processing with the more tabular appearances of microtonal pump organ transpositions – performed quietly but loudly amplified to bring out interferences and resonances by means of the original microphone techniques. On one hand, Pied is a stark display of our sounds as solo artists, but in a borderline duet: five pump organ sections (recorded in Summer 2011 at Fljótstunga, Iceland) alternating with their boombox mediation and trails.
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    Raglani / N.N.N. Cook – Split

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    Pro-duplication and imprinting in black ink on clear shells with gold foil liners. Edition of 200 on high bias tape… On the A side is a new track commissioned specifically for close/far recordings. Sig. to Ether Error seems to channel a distant astral oratorio. Slowly your mind’s eye is activated and begins to build its own temple. Reconciling the synthetic with the organic, Raglani coaxes a state of concord between himself and his circuitry. On the B side the primary sound source is an electronic unit, the Meridian Box, custom designed and built by Joseph Kramer. It consists of six oscillators with independent pitch controls and electrodes controlled by body resistance. Otherness Figments immediately sweeps you into its current, enveloping your body with hum and crackle. Punctuated by blasts and tears in time, jarring moments begin to smear and stretch. As you pan across your barren destination, mirages dance across the landscape. Abruptly, your Dionysian journey ends in repose.
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    Gideon Wolf – I Am Wolf

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    Limited edition of 75 c40 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card… I am Wolf is a departure from my debut album Paper released on Fluid Audio last summer. The modern classical elements of my previous album (piano and cello) have been replaced with vocals and a more dynamic use of electronic beats and ambient textures. The contrasts of hard and soft are starker on these tracks and the ambient elements are holding together what might spill over into chaos at any moment. At the outset of this album it was clear for me that I wanted to go further with the treatment and use of my voice which I had begun to explore on my first album and to see where writing lyrics and singing would take me. On I am Wolf the voice or song is used primarily as an instrument, and although it often threatens to come forward I’ve rarely allowed it to break free from the other repetitive elements of the music. Neon Marks is probably the only really recognizable song on the album but even so all the tracks here have been informed or created around structures and ideas that began at one stage with the voice. If Paper had been about movement and traveling through urban spaces, then I would say that this album represents traveling at night and the darker imaginary spaces these nocturnal worlds create.
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    Lost Harbours – Wooden Wires

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    Limited edition of 75 c30 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card… The Southend-On-Sea duo Lost Harbours join the Chemical Tapes family with ‘Wooden Wires’ 6 tracks of heartbreakingly haunting experimental folk for the soul.
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    Stenorette – Cyan

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    Limited cassette edition packaged in hand-stamped, 100% recycled chipboard packaging – includes tape, and vellum printed insert (with extra download code)… 02 [Cyan] is the second of a planned six-part series of cassettes documenting the Stenorette recording sessions in 2013. The tracks included are edited versions of two 45 minute pieces originally recorded in February 2013. Edits were to shorten the pieces only, no additional sounds were added.
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    Stenorette – After The Parade

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    Limited cassette edition packaged in hand-stamped, 100% recycled chipboard packaging – includes tape, and vellum printed insert (with extra download code)…
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    Moon Zero – Tombs

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    Black cassette in clear cases with cover art inlay, limited to 50 copies… Recorded onto an 8-track at St George In The East Church in Shadwell, London last October, ‘Tombs’ is the debut release for Tim Garratt under his Moon Zero moniker. This four track EP introduces Tim’s approach to noise-drone, incorporating melody and structure, delivered through processed instrumentation and filtered electronics. ‘Tombs’ is, especially for a debut, a bold and confident musical statement, which reimagines the possibilities of processed organ and laptop sounds in a live context. EP-opener ‘Dalyan’ builds from slowly wavering layers of sound into a crumbling, decaying wall of fuzzed-out, peaking noise, which in turn builds again into ever-moving blocks of chopped loops and feedback, absorbing the listener completely into Moon Zero’s musical space. Yet the real power of the EP is in the fact that Moon Zero’s compositions include all of the elements included above, without ever attempting to sound ‘like’ other noise / ambient / drone artists – the entire EP flows seamlessly from form to form, constituting of some of the most unashamed and fresh takes on musical ideas that are so often presented as tired, genre-defining clichés. A remarkable listen.
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    The Fractal Skulls / Adam Willetts

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    70 c40 electric blue cassettes in yellow library cases. 3 colour, double-sided risograph sleeves designed and printed by James Hines… Fractal Skulls is a High Wycombe, UK based master of the kosmische. His side of the tape follows on from a full length on Subexotic and cassettes on Blue Tapes and Reverb Worship. Unashamedly mellow, ‘Telepylos’ melds the highest regard for the likes of Terry Riley & Cluster with a hint that we should be questioning everything. Adam Willetts is from Christchurch, New Zealand. Over the last few years he has been quietly releasing a slew of clever electronics for imprints such as Fictitious Sighs and Dungeon Taxis. ‘Sandyford Lines’ marks a step into the minimal. Super focused synth action comes to the fore whilst brushing aside any sense of melody, recalling the tinkering of early electronic experimenters Raymond Scott and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Both chaps have skilfully acquired the knack of using repetition to move you forward into new spaces.
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    Yousei Suzuki – The Scene From A Frame

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    Housed in screen printed hand numbered Bradpaks in Edition of 100. No two copies alike… Yousei Suzuki is a young steel string guitarist from Osaka Japan. ‘The Scene From A Frame’ is the follow up album to his release on Senri Records last year entitled ‘Broken Woods & Some Prayers’. A continuation of his experimentations with broken guitars, zither, and piano. The songs on this album were all recorded either live or in one take. Suzuki’s compositions are sometimes full, fluttering bustling tales told with ringing steel strings- but they’re also sometimes sparse, songs scraping together shy offerings that tiptoe in, and with their presence loop slow & solemn incantations ’round us, calling for blessings by makers unnamed. In some tracks like “Full Moon Strings” and “Broken Woods,” these petitions are deconstructed and, growing hopeful in their clarity they burst into a sedated, stumbling kind of laughter. There is a purity here that perhaps can only be found in the oblations of someone hailing from the opposite end of the earth. We hear Suzuki’s words for a bit on “What Visible,” the only track with vocals, but as most of us will never speak Japanese we can only listen to his melody, his strain, his pitch and be left with an understanding of whatever wordless reflections emerge from our own mediations on these delicate tones. – Melody O’Hearn
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    Rainbow Valley / Wind In Willows – Split

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    Limited edition of 75 c40 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card. Includes download code… The UK (Rainbow Valley) and Russia (Wind In Willows) unite. Each side dedicated to the artists vision and an overall aim to complement the others work has resulted in 2 tracks from each artist, conjuring emotive synthesiser landscapes. Rainbow Valley invokes slow burning euphoria, the sound of healing. Wind In Willows soothes the senses, warm ethereal drones emerge from the fog. Two contemporary psychedelic ambient artists at the peak of their therapeutic powers.
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