Deluxe, Sale, Vinyl
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…
CD, Deluxe, Sale
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.
Presented in the Tartaruga house style, (thick recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve), this release features a beautiful screen-printed design from Bruno Jones, in bright Phthalo Green. The CD comes with a two-colour screen-printed foldout insert, again featuring illustration from Bruno Jones, printed on high quality Pergamenata paper.
Each CD is numbered from 1 to 200.
Packaged in usual Tartaruga style, this releases features stunning artwork from Louis Caldarola. A two-colour screenprinted card sleeve in black and purple is stitched together with green thread.