Fixtures is an extremely varied set of compositions that straddle the lines between ambient and experimental; using a combination of piano, guitar, field recordings and all the other usual suspects, Damian has set fourth capturing a very winter based sound set but applying that atmosphere and tone to a bunch of different textures and soundscapes – Fluid Radio
Valles covers a lot of ground in the recording’s nearly hour-long running time, making Fixtures an essential and summative chapter in his discography – Textura
Limited to 50 copies. Type ii high-bias cassettes with red tinted shells + silver imprint Color insert…
Adams’ musique concrète offering ‘W(REST)LE’ merges various traditional religious recordings and tones to create a sonic tapestry celebrating devotion and meditative states.
Adams’ first solo release is contemplative one. ‘W(REST)LE’ is an excursion into orthodox religious music and it’s stigmas. Church bells, choirs, and traditional instrumentation are woven together and collide to create new relationships between opposing styles and techniques. While this is his first outing as a solo artist, he is no stranger to meditative practices or the music that parallels it.
Limited to 100 copies: C24.chrome grade cassette. BLACK…
Regularly releasing albums as a member of STEVEN PORTER for various international record labels, Sludge-Tapes presents Ducerey Ada Nexino, a solo album from the founder of the recent upstart Kyoto-based, 10 Label. Starting out with unexpected heavy, distorted guitar, this release moves from arhythmic tracks, like buildings crumbling in slow motion, to abstract interpretations of obsolete industrial techno. Unlike anything heard on other labels, this is a presentation of heterochromatic black-stepping techno.
Limited to 125 copies: red c50 cassette shells with black imprinted ink // full colour J-cards with photography by Kate Kell // plastic norelco cases with shrinkwrapping // artwork & layout by Amanda Boutourline and D.S. Ciarán
Originally released individually, Bible & Henry’s Marker and Magnet are two complimentary volumes in a set that covers quite a bit of ground, and covers it quite masterfully. The duo’s work here is mostly in the area of electroacoustic improvisation and musique concrète. Jeremy and Jason manage to utilize the tiny musical space they’ve allotted themselves and stretch it out to a length of over two hours. Typically I’d say this is an accident waiting to happen, but these fellows have pulled it off with class to spare. Never does anything sound recycled or looped, never is there a moment where the music returns to a point. It is always winnowing, sifting, threshing through waves of electronic abstractions and obscured acousmatic sounds. The result is a confounding experience in which I find myself searching for some familiarity and finding little. There are moments of potential clarity, but those are seldom and surprising when they arrive. The rest of these compositions are steeped in mystery and endless engagement. This is not background music; please listen with care.