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.
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…
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.
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.
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…