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Moniek Darge, Graham Lambkin / Indian Soundies / CD / Kye, Penultimate Press / kye31, PP10

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Kye and Penultimate Press are very proud to present a collaborative release on CD from Moniek Darge (Belgium) and Graham Lambkin (UK). "I have always been interested in sounds in general. When reading and teaching about the futurists, I fully agreed that the sound of engines and machines could be as interesting as the sound produced by musical instruments. But not only industrial sounds fascinate me - I also find the sounds of nature very inspiring. What I love to do is make soundscapes, and I try to give an impression of a certain space. I am fascinated by a lot of so-called sacred places in the world, in etnic cultures, but also in our own cities. I try to recall the atmosphere of such a place, the quietness, the subtile sounds, or simply what's happening. I started with places in Ghent, where I live, and little by little – I have always loved to travel – I began to think - hé, it would be nice to do the same thing at different places on earth. So I started to go to different countries with the purpose of making soundscapes. With our Logos Duo, ever since 1980, I was already travelling around the world to give concerts, and thus I already collected sounds from all continents. Lately I've been traveling to India and recording the sounds typical in certain regions. You will hear sounds of traffic, of religious ceremonies, of commercial music, mixed with merchant's voices, nature sounds. I asked my friend Graham Lambkin to join me in the creation of these Indian soundscapes. We had previously performed Tamil Nadu and an early version of Indian Weather Trap together in concert at Issue Project Room, NYC, 2011 alongside our friend Françoise Vanhecke. I further invited Graham to make his own Indian soundscape in his own style, using materials gathered online, to bring our CD to a close. So just sit back quietly and enjoy. Let's all travel together on the wings of sound." - Moniek Darge. Indian Soundies arrives in a deluxe full-color 6 panel digipack, in a limited edition of 400 copies. Kye / Penultimate Press.


Negative Kite, The / Ernok / Cassette / Self-released / No catalogue #

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Miniscule edition (around six copies) of the first release in 16 years from The Negative Kite, the former and shortlived duo project of UK-based Steve Clarke and Julian Bradley (Piss Superstition, Vibracathedral Orchetstra et al). Ernok features sounds made by Clarke from 2009 until 2013: "a collapsing, electro-acoustic fog of awkward loops, found sound and nowhere tones". Self-released by the artist's on a c20 tape cassette.


Control Unit / Burn / Cassette / Fort Evil Fruit / FEF30

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Great new cassette from Control Unit, the Italy-based duo of Silvia Kastel and Ninni Morgia, joined on two of the tape’s six tracks by guest drummers Marcello Magliocchi and Giorgio Maniglia. Control Unit’s been around for a little while now, broadly pushing what this ill-equipped amateur regards as a pop-inflected Industrial vibe, with occasional no-wave references. With "Burn" you get Kastel on voice, synth, and slide whistle, with Morgia on guitar, bass, percussion, and slide whistle. No surprises there but, for me, this release seems like an arrival point of some kind or a crystallisation of all the great material Control Unit’s released to date: a showcase for the duo’s ability to vary tempo, tension, and atmosphere. Morgia’s guitar work directs the listener to walk the streets with strut and swagger so effectively that it’s hard to imagine a better solution to the unfolding “smartphone zombie” crisis. Kastel’s vocals have always gripped my attention, and here, the muffled tones reveal another perfect dose of hazy eroticism. So, what you waiting for: switch-off your phone and tune-up for Eros. Published in an edition of 100 copies on the Ireland-based Fort Evil Fruit label.


No Intention / Good Intentions b/w Moral Dilemna / 7" Vinyl / I Dischi Del Barone / IDDB002

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The debut 7" vinyl release from No Intention, the solo project of Good Area's Allen Mozek: "sound poetry/tape music from Allen Mozek/Good Area, following up the Debris Music tape released on the artist's own Vitrine label in 2013. Recorded at home, early 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Side A plays at 45rpm, Side B at 33 1/3rpm. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert.


Idea Fire Company / The Laboratory / 7" Vinyl / I Dischi Del Barone / IDDB001

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Superb 7" vinyl EP from Idea Fire Company: "2013 marked the 25th anniversary of Idea Fire Company, the duo of Scott Foust and Karla Borecky based in Amherst, Massachusetts. Right before the end of the year The Laboratory EP was recorded. Two tracks of icy synth work, at times sort of reminiscent of parts of the Anti-Natural LP from 1999, but this probably being the most stripped down and monotonous material you will be able to find in the splendid discography of Idea Fire Company. Mastered by Zupe. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert.


Stuart Chalmers / Imaginary Musicks Volume 1 / Cassette / Beartown Records / No catalogue #

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Fantastic new tape from UK cassette tape manipulator and electronics improviser Stuart Chalmers. Imaginary Musicks Vol 1 was improvised, recorded, and edited during the long, dark winter of 2013-14. Using three cassette players, synths, and pedals, Chalmers has "coalesced and conjured 35 minutes of expansive/expanding atmo-collage, for the soothing of the tired mind. Flattened drumming, distant wailing and shining synthesis intertwine in ecstatic glory - meditation creation. Wandering flutes and meandering loops swirl and swell during 35 minutes of enchanting audio cartography". This, the cassette tape version, was released in an edition of 45 copies on the Beartown Records label. Housed in "clear(ish) grey with brain melting on-tape stickers and austere brown papier (paper) inserts". Note that this release is also available from Infinite Limits on CD format in an edition of 45 copies on the artist's own Tusk Records label.


Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai / Hindukush Serenade / Vinyl LP / Holidays Records / HOL-071

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"Remembering his old friend and the days when this live recordings were taken, says Hartmut Geerken: "When John came to visit us in Afghanistan and in Greece, where we lived in the 70's and 80's, my wife Sigi had to extend his bed always with fruit boxes. His height didn't fit into a normal sized bed as well as his musical dimensions were too far out to fit into the mainstream taste of the masses. It was wonderful to hike with him in the Hindukush mountains up the Salang Pass. Afghanistan was a very peaceful and hospitable country before the westerners destroyed this unique paradise". We know that every time Hartmut Geerken unveil one of the many tapes he recorded and archived in the extraordinary life he spent travelling around the world it's an incredible gift. But listening for the first time after 40 years to these tunes, especially in the moment when John Tchicai stops playing and start his wild high-pitch singing...oh, that will really make you feel dizzy". Released on Holidays Records in an edtion of 250 copies. Holidays Records.


Konstrukt & Marshall Allen ‎, Hüseyin Ertunç, Barlas Tan Özemek / Vibrations Of The Day / 2 x Vinyl LP / Holidays Records / HOL-072

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"Finest free jazz from Istanbul meets the alto saxophonist who travelled the spaceways side by side with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, and that's quite a thing indeed. Konstrukt, the Turkish revelation of the last few years, becomes a sextet ganging up with guitarist Barlas Tan Özemek and drummer Huseyin Ertunç to create a percussion-based environment where all the elements cautiosusly contribute to a collective meditation and where two saxophones are free to dance into a dreamy parade. Recorded in 2010 and self-released in a limited CD edition, this expanded ensemble trip to the Other World finally gets its deserved double LP limited edition. "Konstrukt has performed with the likes of British free jazz saxophonist Evan Parker, Dutch pianist Michiel Braam's Bik Bent Baam, Swiss saxophonist Jürg Solothurnmann and recently saxophonists Peter Brötzmann and Marshall Allen. To record with these jazz giants is, indeed, a stamp of approval and hopefully their message of liberating music can be heard by a larger audience. And lately, the band has had a bunch of impressive CDs in a row. Here's looking forward to more". - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz Released by Holidays Records in an edition of 250 copies. Holidays Records.


Ghedalia Tazartes / Hysterie Off Music / Vinyl LP / Holidays Records / HOL-074

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"At the beginning, Hystérie off Music was conceived as a catalogue record, an open field where the author could play with all musical genres and their stereotypes, but then evolved rapidly into an uncompromising clash of field recordings, sampled instruments and Tazartès' incomparable vocal eclecticism, made of emotional psalms and shamanic hymns. The Encyclopédie of genres turns into a childish - and sometimes scary - play and the song titles mislead the listener introducing him to a completely new classification. Recorded in early 2000s and released on CD in 2007 by the French label Jardin au Fou, it's now available in a remastered vinyl version - with an excellent cut made by SST in Frankfurt - for the best listening experience of this cinematic electronic collage. A true movie for the ear". Released by Holidays Records in an edition of 350 copies on black vinyl. Holidays Records.


Public Housing / Public Housing / Vinyl LP / Torn Light / TL005

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Killer debut LP from Public Housing, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based trio of Chris Adams (Wasteland Jazz Unit; Palindrones et al), John Rich (Wasteland Jazz Unit; Ohio Unsemble; No Reagan! et al), and Jon Lorenz (Wasteland Jazz Unit; Ohio Unsemble; No Reagan! et al). I think this trio usually rips it up brass-strong, as the Wasteland Jazz Unit, but here they’ve ditched their horns, instead tooling-up with guitars. But “Wasteland” remains the dominant feature, seems like these guys just can’t shake it, and that’s often a promising starting point for me. The four tracks that sprawl these grooves conjure bleak more overtly than most things you've heard or seen: like a document of cities crumbling under the weight of the broken system, taking cues from no-wave and spawning some form of contemporary apocalypse blues. I don’t imagine the Cincinnati authorities will be using this LP to attract tourists to mid-western USA, although the record does strike me as a perfectly executed artistic expression of the great nothingness that our masters have bestowed upon us. Dilapidation, dispossession, and a diseased mental/physical environment reverberate from the thick, heavy clanging guitar work, stumbling amongst the dark and damp. If, like most humans in the west, you forgot what it’s like to feel deep anger, then check-in with the drumming here, and if you somehow failed to notice how technology became the latest (and maybe the final?) great battlefield, then give-up your ears to the warped electronics that throb and groan intermittently like a desperate plea for breath. Even the sleeve and insert present visuals of bleak. The vinyl was mastered by Robert Beatty (Hair Police, Three-Legged Race) and this great record was released on the Newport, Kentuck-based Torn Light label, in an edition of 500 copies. This is what “progress” can yield: come gather your harvest.


Sunken Cheek / Prince Of Mind b/w Husk / 7" Vinyl / Torn Light / TL004

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Prince Of Mind b/w Husk presents a "...glimpse into the works of Sunken Cheek's bleak vision. Low drones in dark hallways, ominous hums & swells with abrasive walls of sound. Prince of Mind is a forewarning for Husk, the two pieces work together to bring a completed work of terror & fear through sound. The first solo vinyl release for Sunken Cheek & the first of many collaborations with Torn Light Records. Sunken Cheek is the solo project of Weston Cz, vocalist of Hunger Pains, Oak & Bone, and Japanese Furnace, etc etc. Released on Torn Light.


Shredded Nerve / Retention / 7" Vinyl / Torn Light / TL007

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"Retention" by Shredded Nerve "...presents two tracks of highly stressful harsh noise for paranoid minds. Highly structured pieces utilizing tape loops, synthesizer, TV static, and various metals. Recorded live with no effects or overdubbing. Equal parts heavy and creepy. Torn Light.


Constrain / Zero Action / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk031

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"Zero Action" by Constrain presents "meticulous harsh noise constructs. Kevin Mceleney's (Heavy Psych) strong catalogue continues to grow. A fierce and exact presence". Released as a c12 cassette in an edition of 40 on the Newcastle, Australia-based Mazurka Editions label. Mazurka Editions.


xNoBBQx / Real Bad Music / Hiroshima / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk032

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"Real Bad Music / Hiroshima" by XnobbqX, solo project of Matt Earle (Breakdance The Dawn label, Sprot et al), presents "two live documents of the finest guitar + percussion primitivism. A high watermark of no technique improv". Released as a c30 cassette in an edition of 30 by the Newcastle, Australia-based Mazurka Editions label.


Wound / Wild Life In The Quiet Revolution / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk033

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"Wild Life In The Quiet Revolution" by Wound is a "..brooding and well-paced electronic vignette. Tumbril industrial". Released as a single-sided c22 cassette in an edition of 25 by Newcastle, Australia-based label Mazurka Editions.


Baader / Untitled / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk034

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"Progressive steps in the dark from Baader, the project of a young Australian artist. New wave / post industrial smog" Released as a c22 cassette in an edition of 25. Mazurka Editions.


Smash Tennis / Draining Problem / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk035

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"Draining Problem" by Smash Tennis presents an "abrasive concrete collage from this Melbourne duo. A hailstorm in a teacup. And John Cage's migraine". Released as a c10 cassette in an edition of 25 copies by the Australian label Mazurka Editions.


Takahiro Kawaguchi / S/T / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition #forty eight

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“The starting point of my idea was to record the boundary line between A and B. In order to create several versions, I prepared instructions (scores) or physical gimmicks in “Mixing”, “Tuning” and “Watching”, and in “Skit”, “Skit2″ I actually moved or increased the volume, and finally in “Doing” I secretly carried out this concept within an improvised performance. D collects the six versions around a single axis, and F was released at the end” (T.Kawaguchi) Recorded by Takahiro Kawaguchi, except 6 recorded by Attila Faravelli. mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, photography by Ujin Matsuo. Inspired by “realm of the dead” by Hyakken Uchida". Senufo Editions/Takahiro Kawaguchi.


Renato Rinaldi / Planta / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition #fifty one

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Planta is "a new musique concrète piece by Renato Rinaldi. Entirely based on sounds recorded in the Planta quarry, located in Menàrguens, Spain. “Planta” is one of the sections of a larger installation realised by Renato Rinaldi, Armin Linke and Giuseppe Ielasi as part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Total running time: 16’44″ Edition of 200 copies in letterpress sleeve". Senufo Editions.


Pierre Gerard / Architect / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition #50

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"Architect" by Pierre Gerard features "three studies on what surrounds us and that which sometimes remains invisible. CD Edition of 200 copies in letterpress + offset printed sleeve". Senufo Editions.


Cory O'Brien / Denser Materials / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition forty nine

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"Denser Materials" is "performed by Cory O’Brien using snare drum, amplified plexiglass and analog synthesizer. Recorded in Spring/Summer 2013, Washington, DC. Edition of 200 copies in letterpress sleeve". Senufo Editions.


Oren Ambarchi, Neil Campbell, Michael Flower / Live At TUSK Festival 2013 / Vinyl LP / Tusk / TUF002

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"An incredible document of an incredible set - the first-time trio of Oren Ambarchi, Neil Campbell and Mick Flower was a truly transcendent thing to behold at TUSK Festival 2013. Now you can hear it on vinyl too - pre-orders now taken, don't miss out on this one"! Tusk.


Maurizio Bianchi / Amentest / 7" Vinyl / Dais Records / DAIS057

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The late 70′s rejection of punk and rock-oriented music within select underground subcultures was signified by the works of of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Whitehouse. Using their network of record labels and propaganda, these like-minded noise makers created a sound and aesthetic that is known far and wide as something quite English. But in Italy, a storm was slowly brewing in the works of a lone composer by the name of Maurizio Bianchi. Starting in 1979, Bianchi formed his earliest sketches of abstract loop composition under the pseudonym Sacher-Pelz. After only a few months, he felt it was time to start producing more conceptual works under his given name, sometimes shortening his authorship to only MB. The following years saw some of industrial and ambient music’s most genre defining works. Rumors surrounded a series of mischievous unauthorized releases only to be contradicted by his humble and earnest willingness to collaborate with other like minded composers coincidentally followed up by his ominous “disappearance” from music during the late 80′s / early 90′s. His various comebacks always showed MB to be the master of his own device who undoubtedly influenced and inspired thousands of musicians, artists and composers with his creative output. Most recently, MB has been reflective on his 35 year history in music and the impact he has had on it. His recent works show MB as undoubtedly reflective yet remaining persistently original. Amentest is Bianchi’s most recent work employing the 7” single format, a medium that MB has only dabbled in briefly. Keeping his abrasive rhythmic sounds, beautiful use of delay patterns and selective subject matters at hand, MB’s genius still shows that he is as relevant today as he was back when he was quietly manufacturing his echoed sound sculptures in the foothills of Italy in 1979. Released on the Dais Records label in a limited edition of 300 copies. Edited by Kris Lapke (Alberich) with artwork by Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Dais). Dais.


Sissy Spacek / Lead Their Exit / 7" Vinyl / Dais Records / DAIS056

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"On Xmas day in 1999, the channels of the noise canon received a new entry into its ranks by the name of Sissy Spacek. 15 years later, the outfit, held together by core members John Wiese & Charlie Mumma, has left a littered trail of damaged recordings and countless performances in its wake. Known for it’s cult output and conceptual performances—each idea folding over the last to create havoc in the way that most would care to avoid, Sissy Spacek takes this all head on. Their newest 7” shows the band exploring song-based material (see also their live shows), employing it’s newest member Sara Taylor to provide vocal accompaniment to their special brand of furious destruction. To those familiar with their previous works on PPM, Chondritic Sound, Gilgongo or Wiese’s own Helicopter imprint, one will instantly welcome their signature hybrid of grindcore blasts and avant-garde sensibility and remain captured by the band’s semblance of leftfield song writing". Released on the Dais Records label in a limited edition of 300 copies. Dais.


Radio Cegeste / Three Inclements / CD / Consumer Waste / consumer waste #13

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"three inclements was recorded by Sally Ann McIntyre while in residency on Kapiti Island. The album is based around three outdoor shortwave tunings in Kapiti landscapes, with the radio receiver acting as a listener to a largely ‘empty’ field, mirroring and mixed with Sally’s own listening to and recording of the acoustic space of the island". Consumer Waste.


Luciano Maggiore and Enrico Malatesta / talabalàcco / CD / Consumer Waste / consumer waste #16

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"talabalàcco is the first collaboration by Luciano Maggiore and Enrico Malatesta. The pair have deliberately eschewed the process of duo improvisation, recording material independently and composing with these fragments, resulting in a refined and purposeful combination of electronic and acoustic textures. The composition unfolds episodically, appearing to deny musical structure, but maintaining an incisive impact as its chapters accumulate". Consumer Waste.


Stephen Cornford / SWF / Cassette / Mantile / mantile#026

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Great tape from UK musician, sculptor, and installation artist Stephen Cornford, who released the stunning Six Tape Machines LP on Accidie Records in 2013. SWF presents two sides of unprocessed stereo recordings of shortwave interference, one piece recorded in May 2012 and the other in January 2014. Released as a pro-dubbed cassette on the Mantile label, with hand-stamped label and cover. Limited to 50 copies.


Venta Protesix / 非虐性愛のオタク「Higyakuseiai No Otaku」 / Cassette / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE31

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"Digital noise by the sweatest, high volume, voices of Japanese girls in the distance, otaku's stories, obsessions manifested, a rabbit, the subway". Released as a C20 cassette tape on the Italy-based A Dear Girl Called Wendy label.


Dog Lady Island / Dolor Aria / Cassette / Alien Passengers / N°39

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A plateau in the desert of memory, a post in the monotony of time. (July 1, 2014) : zither, violin : metronome, tape and shortwave radio. CD or cassette (this is the cassette edition). Released on Mike Collino's Alien Passengers label in an edition of 100 copies. Time: 28:21. Alien Passengers #39.


Matt Krefting / Lymph Est / Vinyl LP / Kye / KYE30

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Kye is proud to present 'Lymph Est', the brand new LP by Matt Krefting. Krefting's chronology is a deep-rooted and complex one, seeded in the foundation of the Apostasy imprint, and the animation of its numerous transitory groups, most notably Son of Earth, of which he played a crucial part. Concurrently, Krefting has won a reputation for his solo tape-based work, circulated primarily in secretive micro-editions, before eventually reaching a wider audience via last years critically acclaimed 'High Hopes' LP (Open Mouth). 'Lymph Est' presents the advance of Krefting's march, and stands as the purist distillation of his art to date. Taking the common garden apparatus of cassettes, mics and amplification, Krefting constructs a music of rare simplicity and abundant mystery. Treated voices, piano, samples and T.V. grabs are ushered into a series of soft-focus miniatures that are built to be razed in a perpetual cycle of triumph and defeat. 'Lymph Est' exists as a far-flung landscape where outline and definition are lost to time, and the fading signature of recall wanes to a pallid script. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs 'Lymph Est' arrives in a full color Krefting designed sleeve, with complimentary innerbags/labels in an edition of 400 copies". Kye


Flesho / Diddum2 / CD / 89:GHOST / no catalogue#

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Diddum2 by Flesho was "pieced together from modular synth forays, phone recordings, broken first computer music demos, and sitting round the back of the shed, near the big brown hole that's surround by a bit-too-big woodlouse. Reocurring nightmares of the very deep sea and its inhabitants. Holidays in Turkey go wrong. GM triffids get angry. Still my doctor won't give me those big blue ones that seem to help. CD housed in a DVD case, limited to 33 copies". 89:GHOST.


Roachclip / Calmer In This Town / 7" Vinyl / Quemada Records / QUE010

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New 7" vinyl, "Calmer In This Town", from Detroit-based "dirt rockers" Roachclip! "Quemada is happy to announce the release of a new single from Detroit’s Roachclip.-the long awaited follow up to their excellent first LP, "Discovery Park" of 2013. On this seven inch the ‘clip has retreated back into the murky garage from whence they were conceived and deliver two sides of primo paranoid psych rock. Imagine Kim Fowley and Bill Direen working out their bad vibes over an old Tascam in a mid-western basement. The flip pours on some sugar, albeit thick and syrupy-just like we like it. Quemada Records.


Jason Lescalleet, Greg Kelley / Conversations / CD / Glistening Examples / GLEX1402

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New material by Jason Lescalleet and Greg Kelley. Released in pro-pressed CDr format on Lescalleet's Glistening Examples label. Lescalleet uses tapes, amplified objects, and Dell XPS, whilst Kelley plays trumpet.


Half High / Calling Nina / Cassette / Eiderdown Records / No catalogue #

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Lucy Cliche and Matthew Hopkins are denizens of Sydney, Australia, formerly of Naked On The Vague, the Bowles, Knitted Abyss, and a kitchens sink worth of other tantalizing musical endeavors. As HALF HIGH, the two have taken everything they know about creep mood and midnight tones and used that arcane knowledge to open an audio gateway into ghostly realms. "Calling Nina" was recorded live in a performance space where the paranormal branch of the Australian Secret Service had once conducted seances to contact the spirit of a Russian psychic (Nina Kulagina). Twelve mysterious deaths later, the agents declared the space haunted and gave up the ghost. This live recording of HALF HIGH was their attempt to not only perhaps establish contact but also to generate a collaboration with the spectral energy of the room. The results are powerful. Synths toll as weary bells, disembodied voices beckon from the the corners of the room, and a vague sense of unease and revelation hangs in every second of this recording. Listen up: the sounds of "Calling Nina" are still echoing down the halls of the afterlife as we speak". Eiderdown Records.

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