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Harold Budd, Eraldo Bernocchi / Music For Fragments From The Inside / 2 x Vinyl LP / Sub Rosa / SRV239

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An astonishing piano player drifts on beats and scapes. Recorded during a magic night in the courtyard of a Siena Renaissance Italian Palazzio where the lightness of Harold Budd meets Eraldo Bernocchi deep electronics. Beats and bass, drones and scapes ties together harmonically to meet one of the most emotionally involving piano player/composer. Part of our Sub Rosa Black Core, a serie featuring our 'classics' from the catalogue, never released as vinyl before. Sub Rosa.


Charlemagne Palestine / Four Manifestations On Six Elements / 2 x Vinyl LP / Alga Marghen / Magne 8 / Algamars04

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New edition limited to 120 numbered copies in silkscreened gatefold sleeve! One of Charlemagne Palestine most well-known works, "Four Manifestations On Six Elements" is presented here as 2LP record edition limited to 120 numbered copies pressed into white vinyl. The gatefold sleeve is silkscreened in one color and presents the original score from 1970. In 1973 Charlemagne Palestine was commissioned to make "Four Manifestations On Six Elements" by the Sonnabend Gallery in New York. As the gallery was well known for its presentation of conceptual art Palestine decided to create a record similar to an exhibition space with four walls to expose on, each wall corresponding to a side on a double LP record. "Two Perfect Fifths, A Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre, sound color, through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. In this genre of his work Palestine feels akin to a kind of sound alchemy - blending elements over and over again through the years searching for the Golden Sound - the essence of the chord or harmonic structure itself.In "One + Two + Three Perfect Fifths, In The Rhythm 3 Against 2, for Piano" (1973) the elements introduced are now elaborated upon on the piano. The resonant Bösendorfer allows Palestine to create a more lively and complex variation of tones, intervals, overtones and rhythms. "One Fifth" evolves by reinforcing the fundamentals of a fifth with their higher octave. Each performance of this work is different as Palestine reinterprets these simple elements listening within them for variations of amplitude, mixture and inertia at the moment of the performance. "One + Two Fifths" deals with the way a rhythmic sonority sounds when the sustain pedal of the piano in not used, thus focusing on its rhythmic aspect. Gradually by adding the sustain pedal the external rhythmic pattern begins to internalize becoming an inert part of the whole timbral fabric - a piece expressing the battle of rhythm versus timbre for dominance. In "One + Two + Three" a third fifth is added - variations of melody and sonority reinforcements culminating in a rhythmic deceleration process ending the work. "Sliding Fifths for Piano" (1972) is an impressionistic version of the three fifths used in the entire work. The continuous liquid waterfall of pure romantic piano sound and color is a homage to Debussy, Ravel and Monet. "Three Perfect Fifhts, A Major Second Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is the continuation of wall one. A pure and sonorous phenomenon. Edition limited to 120 numbered copies in silkscreened gatefold sleeve. Alga Marghen.


Charlotte Moorman / The Long Hot Summer / Interview Oct. 1969 / Waiting for Commercials / CD / Alga Marghen / plana-M 27NMN064.3

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This version contains respectively the "TV Cello Duets" with Paul Garrin and the "Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes", largely improvised, 'including a tape collage by Ornette Coleman prepared for Charlotte, also talking with audience'.Charlotte Moorman World Music Theatre! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the "Cello Anthology" box, now individually available for the first time.


Charlotte Moorman / TV Cello / CD / Alga Marghen / plana-M 27NMN064.3

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Of the famous "TV Cello", conceived by Nam June Paik for Charlotte Moorman as a 'living sculpture', this CD offers an in-situ recording released on one of the three days inaugurating the Paik retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, on the 11th, 12th and 14th September 1982. This version contains respectively the "TV Cello Duets" with Paul Garrin and the "Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes", largely improvised, 'including a tape collage by Ornette Coleman prepared for Charlotte, also talking with audience'.Charlotte Moorman World Music Theatre! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the "Cello Anthology" box, now individually available for the first time.


Charlotte Moorman / Aachen Konzert, July 25th, 1966 / CD / Alga Marghen / plana-M 27NMN064.2

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This CD presents a concert from July 25th,1966 in the Theatersaal in Aachen, Germany. As for the New York concert on September 12th, 1964, the recordings of this European concert well represent the kind of performances that Moorman and Paik presented in Europe in the second stage of their historical 'duo' exhibitions. This Aachen event, in fact, is testimony to the progressive and always more pronounced emergence of meta-musical elements deliberately turned toward the demystification of 'ritualistic' meanings of a concert, even while consciously accepting it as an exhibition frame. It is for this reason that the Aachen recording can document, with respect to the comprehensive program, only those works in which the sound matrix constitutes the prominent factor. This is particularly evident, beyond several classic works of their programs like "26'1.1499 for a String Player" by John Cage, "Duet II" by Toshi Ichiyanagi and a works by Giuseppe Chiari titled "Ave Maria di Schubert" (written for the cellist and dedicated to her) in "Sonata No. 1 for Adults Only" and especially the first performance of "Opera Sextronique", both by Paik, in addition to other pieces by Earle Brown and Sylvano Bussotti. This disc also includes another unspecified rendering of Ichiyanagi's "Duet II" and an abbreviated version of Cage's "2'1.1499 for a String Player".Fluxus Concert Classic! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the "Cello Anthology" box, now individually available for the first time. Alga Marghen.


Charlotte Moorman / WBAI Concert, New York, Sept. 12th 1964 / CD / Alga Marghen / plana-M 27NMN064.1

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This CD highlights an exceptional document, a performance recorded by radio station WBAI in New York on September 12th, 1964. This event superbly represent the type of repertoire that Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik cultivated and proposed in the US, in the years following their meeting, in their memorable 'duo' exhibitions. The program of the concert present several true war-horses of their exhibitions like "26'1.1499 for a String Player" by John Cage, "Duet II" by Toshi Ichiyanagi, a work by Giuseppe Chiari titled "Per arco", written for the cellist and dedicated to her, the premiere of Earle Brown's "Synergy", a rare and delightful duet with Terry Jennings on saxophone, an almost systematic version of "Plus Minus" by Karlheinz Stockhausen aided by Paik's Robot. The history of the avant-garde! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the "Cello Anthology" box, now individually available for the first time. Alga Margehn.


Aaron Dilloway, Jason Lescalleet / Popeth / Vinyl LP / Glistening Examples / GLEX-1403

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"Limited edition of 400 copies. It is with great pride and pleasure that Glistening Examples announces the newest collaborative efforts of Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet. Recorded at Tarker Mills in February 2014 then mixed and mastered at Glistening Labs, this 38 minute LP was carved deeply into 150 grams of virgin vinyl via Direct Metal Mastering at GZ Media in the Czech Republic. These records are sheathed in deluxe poly-lined inner sleeves and presented in 300gsm uncoated reverse board, beautifully adorned by Australian artist and novelist Matthew Revert. "Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet worked on through the night until the sun came up, and the results are presented on Popeth, their riveting second full-length LP. Few artists exhibit such routinely impressive understanding of loops not as mere repetitions, but as possibilities for tectonic movement. Their music evolves and devolves simultaneously within the use of these patterns. They also realize the possibilities inherent in a host of experimental techniques. Their methods are not simply demonstrative ends, but tools for the exploration of new vistas. The nest, a recurring theme in their collaborative work, is usually a protective place, a place of comfort. But in the Dilloway/Lescalleet milieu the nest is a place where protection and comfort fray and break open. You didn't come here for protection or comfort, though. The first side, “Black Mountain,” is a chain of glacial swirls. Icy wheels of sound are punctuated by warbling tape and a ghostly voice. Flip the record and you’ll find “Western Nest” and “Ewch I Gysgu Popeth,” two tracks which push the idea of simplistic structure to the limits of its vitally complicated ends. This is the sound of looking at a spiral staircase, or a clothesline, or a power line, or the center line on the highway. It’s the result of deeply electric consciousness. There is a gap in the assembly, a terrible and magnificent peace, a true taste of the passage of time, a measure of the hours and their shifting conditions. It’s their most perfectly realized report yet. The album is a statement of confidence, an assertion of purpose with the assured possibility of purposelessness." - Matt Krefting, Holyoke, MA 2014.


Dennis Tyfus / Verleden Tijdsbesteding / Art Book / Ultra Eczema / UE190

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Fantastic and beautifully skewed visual documentation of the Ultra Ezcema label's recent history. Heaps of fun, 320 pages with tons of great photos / collages, bound in classy hard-back cover. If you dig the Ultra Eczema catalogue, then you're gonna wanna get down with this too, it's a real joy. "A 320 pages book of collages by DT in 320 different colors! These collages are all made with photos taken with analog photo cameras of different kinds, with the exception of 2 or 3 collages, this book is basically a selection of daily work, in a way published to get on with other stuff. It marks a specific period but also was used in a way to deal with changes and to document happenings at UE events, Stadslimiet and exhibitions (or the periods before, after or in between these facts). A visual report of recent times (2008-2014) made as an end result for the Toekomstmuziek residency at Het Bos and a little bit at Stadslimiet in Antwerp / Belgium. limited to way too many copies". Ultra Eczema.


Rhodri Davies / Pedwar / Vinyl Box Set / Alt Vinyl / av058x

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Archive box includes: Remastered LP & DL versions of Trem (2002), Over Shadows (2007), Wound Response (2012), & new LP An Air Swept Clean of All Distance Flyers, posters, essays etc. Limited edition of 250 only review: Ltd edition of 250. Definitive solo career retrospective of this seminal improvisational harpist. Records housed in hand screenprinted heavy card sleeves with commissioned artwork by jean Luc Guionnet. Curated flyers, posters etc of key gig & festival appearances Risograph printed musical score. Booklet written by Rhodri Davies. Essay by David Toop. Download audio of all 4 albums. All housed in custom made card archive box hand numbered by the artist. Alt Vinyl.


Rhodri Davies / An Air Swept Clean Of All Distance / Vinyl LP / Alt Vinyl

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Stunning new LP by Rhodri Davies "An Air Swept Clean O All Distance". Released in an edition of 250 copies and pressed on green 180gm vinyl. Housed in fold out silk screened sleeve with commissioned artwork by jean luc guionnet. "Davies settles obsessively on tumbling phrases, arpeggios and articulate rhythms, turning them over and over, letting them develop only within strict limits, as though this fine, prolific and adventurous musician is freshly discovering a harp that has been there all along.” Julian Cowley, Wire Magazine, October 2014.


Pandit Pran Nath / Ragas / Vinyl LP / Far Eastern Sunshine / FES001-2

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Ragas are the spiritual folkloristic way in India of playing music originating from the depths of your soul. Some of you may have heard albums by Ravi Shankar, the grand master of Indian raga, with long hypnotical tracks which do not really tell you if they are entirely improvised or strictly composed tunes when the swirling and tingling tanpura and madly spinning tabla drums get played like a maelstrom of sound. This kind of music is mostly instrumental to generate the ultimate experience of transcending flesh to spirit but in case of Pandit Pran Nath (1918 – 1996), classical Indian singer and musical teacher, you will get an ongoing captivating chanting on a base of droning tanpura and rather relaxed percussion patterns. The instruments underline the spiritual statement given by the mid ranged, slightly darker voice of Pandit Pran Nath. This is a fine release of classical Hindustani music and should appeal to all fans of Ravi or Ananda Shankar along other prototypical representatives of Indian music but there is a major difference and that is the intonation of Pandit Pran Nath. His voice is unique and its raucous beauty captures your perception. The whole album is droning and haunting, so you should be in the right mood to enter the musical world of Pandit Pran Nath. Far Eastern Sunshine.


Various / Map Of The Interior / Cassette / Vitrine / VT06

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Vitrine is proud to announce its very first compilation as well as its final release of 2014. Map of the Interior’s nine tracks present a love letter to the heyday of mail-art culture and a promise that such international friendship is still thriving across postal channels and on the internet. In his collection, After Lorca, American poet Jack Spicer resuscitates the Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca through a series of letters sent across the gulf of time and mortality. Map of the Interior attempts to bridge a spatial, rather than temporal divide, with nine tracks devoted to the marriage of tape and breath. Tape prolongs the life of the voice, extending it beyond the body into the greater polis. Hiss, flutter, yawn. Map of the Interior features contributions from a distinguished pedigree of international artists, including Matthew Philip Hopkins, Arv & Miljö, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson Yeast Culture, and Spoils & Relics, as well as Vitrine house artists Good Area and No Intention. “Things do not connect. They correspond".


Peter Brotzmann, Jason Adasiewicz / Mollie's In The Mood / Vinyl LP / Bro / BRO-5

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Mollie's In The Mood is the sequel to the Peter Brötzmann / Jason Adasiewicz 2012 tour-only CD Going All Fancy & the third LP on Brö since the label's 2003 revival. Recorded in 'You Are There' fidelity live at Chicago's Hideout, a favorite venue of both artists, on the duo's 2012 US tour. This is what happens when the most original vibraphonist of his generation slams into a force of nature. Vinyl cut at sterling by Steve Fallone & manufactured by RTI. Hand pulled screen printed covers on heavyweight Stoughton 'laserdisc', with sleeves by Alan Sherry/SIWA. One-time pressing in an edition of 600, vinyl only. Bro/Eremite Records.


Morton Feldman / Two Pianos And Other Works 1953 - 1969 / 2 x CD / Another Timbre / at81x2

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"The music featured on these two discs testifies to the intensity of Feldman’s experimentation with notation and sound during the 1950s and 60s. Considering the works chronologically one senses the composer trying out, teasing and developing means of notation to get close to his desired elasticity of time and duration. His experiments with indeterminacy of pitch – whereby Feldman specified only the register (high, middle, low) of sound rather than the exact notes themselves – do not feature here; after trying this method in a series of works in the early 1950s he abandoned the technique, with a few notable exceptions straying into the 1960s, because he was too ‘attached’ to the pitches he wanted. All notes are specified exactly in the pieces on these discs – the experiments are instead with duration and time. Durations of sounds are variously free, dependent upon the decay of the sound, worked out in coordination with other players, as well as at times exactly and complexly notated within a specific tempo. Sometimes the freedoms of notating time are worked through in combination with listening closely to the sounds of other players, allowing patterns to emerge without forcing the situation, whilst at other times different ways of notating time are combined, creating false alignments in the score and thus placing greater emphasis upon the individual performer’s journey. The piano is an inherently indeterminate instrument - any given note will have a very different afterlife dependent upon the touch of the performer, the register of the note, the type and size of the piano, the acoustic of the space in which the piano is situated, and so forth. Put six or seven of these notes together as a chord and the situation becomes complex. In all these pieces Feldman specifies the dynamics to be quiet, or as quiet as possible, or very quiet. However the notion that Feldman’s music is ‘about’ quiet-ness is a misconception: the subject is sound, and in order for that subject to be properly attended to those sounds are quiet. The range of pieces presented here depict very many different types of quietness – from the delicate sounds of Piano Three Hands and Piano Four Hands to the massed complexities of Two Pieces for Three Pianos. Quietness in Feldman’s piano music is a performance instruction which is everything to do with touch and the desire to really hear the instrument. As such these recordings are a celebration of the piano (its tone and its decay) and piano playing, for all its frustrations and challenges – an instrument which is at the heart of Feldman’s music". Philip Thomas.


Bear Bones Lay Low / Vagaciones II / Cassette / Troglosound / Troglosound097

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"Second chapter of Bear Bones Lay Low on the Vagaciones series (the first came out a couple of years ago on our fellow's label Young Girls from Liege), which is probably Ernesto Gonzalez most psychedelic freak-out excursus in music. On this one the leading figures are the dreamy piano melodies and the obsessive percussive lines, surrounded by an aura of minimal electronics sounds. All this recorded straight on tape and quite lo-fi, which helps keeping it trippy and foggy. Drawing by Virginia Genta, inner picture by David Vanzan shot on the Ocean somewhere around Northern California, during the Jooklo Duo & Bear Bones Lay Low West Coast tour of April 2014". Released asa CS-40 clear tape, in a limited edition of 55 copies on Troglosound.


Mittland Och Leo / Optimists / Vinyl LP / JJ Funhouse / JJ002

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"'Optimists’ is Mittland och Leo’s first long player after those 45 swings on Ultra Eczema. These hi-hat tropics will blow those future autumn leaves straight out of your head, although bass lines in this LP bump ever so gently towards the softer edge of the dance floor. The bittersweet synth lines switching between Atomium-era exotica and the memory of a perfect summer lone gone by, will tickle your brain where it hurts so good. Nobody can surf that peculiar wave as good as Milan Warmoeskerken and Joke Leonare. The melancholic twins who are behind all this magic. It's like there's living a bunch of crickets underneath this black plastic, with just the right amount of winter angst in their crazy tweeting minds to enjoy summer even harder. You can hear them loud and clearly in ‘Ascona’, mechanical insect funk all the way and in fact throughout the whole album. This record is more like a mental travel companion then a proper dance floor effort. Never the less the duo throws you back in reality with ‘Earth Beat’, a raw but perfect machine-rhythm and bouncy bass draws you deeper and deeper towards the dance, with the melody as broken heart candy running through its pumping veins.
Every beat on this album is quite smart in a simple way: minimal yet ever so funky, which makes all this repetition just endless fun. It sounds like that perfect rhythm-box from the early eighties nobody has ever seen, because Martin Rev had the only one, which he bought from some kind of suicidal princess of the avant-avant garde and even he lost it. Welcome back from nowhere! The whole lp sounds vaguely retro but even more timeless, contemporary freshness included. Song after song there's a steady and natural flow till the thing stops. Like an industrial landscape that makes you smile for some crazy reason, Optimists indeed. The spiky kind. No fake jams that are lost in honey dripping layers of cosmic goat cheese here folks! Classic stuff, just drop the needle on first song ‘Decades’ and off you go". JJ Funhouse.


Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura / The Empire Never Ended / Vinyl LP / Golden Lab Records / ROWF40, COSTA1

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Fourth studio LP and seventh full-length release from Manchester, UK guitar army Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura. This brand new set of jams is a very different doggy to the band’s previous records. The A-side captures their most ecstatic, cohesive, sun-scorched, celebratory stylings to date, while the B-side demonstrates a disjointed, almost Sun City Girls-eque approach to bastardised technicality and deep weirdness. Golden Lab Records.


Idle Hour / Still Becoming Apart / Cassette / Alien Passengers / Alien Passengers #20

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Final release from Idle Hour, a former project of a Jeddo, Michigan-based duo led by Knox Mitchell. "It's not for time that the silent rising from the ditch stops. It's not for the grey and black beach or the sounds of the season's apathy". Released as a tape on Mike Collino of Dog Lady Island's Alien Passengers label in an edition of 100 copies. Alien Passengers.


Richard Youngs / Red Alphabet In The Snow / Vinyl LP / Preserved Sound / PS21

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Beautiful solo album from Richard Youngs. "Red Alphabet In The Snow" presents two 17-minute pieces, in which "...Youngs layers acoustic guitars, banjo, cifteli, bass guitar, electric lead guitars, electric violin, epinette des vosges, shakers, sitar, swanee whistle, tambourine, triangle, 12-string guitar, ukulele, and his own voice, to build up a meandering instrumental, acoustic, and even psychedelic mix. Each side of the album is made up of various compositions woven together with instrumentation, but which seem to flow seamlessly into a rich and resonant whole. Recorded in Krakow, Poland, and at home in Glasgow, the release comes as a 180g vinyl, in a handmade, recycled card sleeve and insert, hand stamped and numbered on the back, and limited to 250 copies". Preserved Sound.


Ben Hall's She Shells String Trio / Negatively Complicating A Procedure That Is Already Flawed / Vinyl LP / 8mm Records / 8mm060

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Stunning LP packing some burning-hot jams from "Ben Hall's She Shells String Trio", a new trio led by Ben Hall (Graveyards et al) and featuring violinist Mike Khoury (Graveyards, Faruq Z. Bey Northwood Improvisers et al) and New York City-based experimental musician C Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core et al). There's massive energy to the set straight from go, with Yeh and Khoury barking urgent, unearthly threats around Hall's dead-quick drum runs of immaculate precision and massive intensity. When the unearthly violin sounds sharpen and slow they orbit like drones of chatter and song, with minimal percussive and f/x interventions paying homage to the vibrant, mind-bending strings that flash, flit, and float. At times the sound's like a war cry from the future, an unsettling tension of cinematic scale, with the boundless energy of a forever-whirling ball of fire in a million years from now. Released on the 8mm Records label in an edition of just 150 hand-numbered copies. Pressed on black vinyl, with plain white labels, and housed in handmade covers, with an insert too.


Andrew Chalk / The Circle Of Days / Vinyl LP / Faraway Press / Faraway Press 023

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Truly beautiful new LP, "The Circle Of Days", from UK sound/drone artist Andrew Chalk on his own Faraway Press imprint. Recorded in 2003-06 and created with field recordings, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, and slide-guitar, "The Circle Of Days" includes a return for Chalk to his long-term collaboration with Daisuke Suzuki (Ghosts On Water, Lost Shadow, Siren Records et al), who features on five of the LP's 14 (relatively short) pieces. The field recordings, mostly captured from everyday home/community life, blend with beautiful fragments of minimalist keyboard runs and droning string tones that reach out, rise-up, and resonate to stunning effect, conveying celestial-like imagery of, say, light from another world shimmering in the dark of our own fog-blurred night. The sounds unfold, subliminally freezing/interrupting time, before fading into voids that sometimes leave a peculiar and wondrous sense of longing. Whilst the field recordings feel grounded in the real world, the instruments' rich sounds seem like they arrived from the ether of far-away, deep inside Chalk's expansive artistic vision. A magical, captivating piece of work that functions like a sonic parallel to the way shooting stars grip our gaze in wonder. Released on Chalk's Faraway Press imprint in an edition of 325 copies. Pressed on super-sounding black vinyl, mastered by Denis Blackham and housed in a sleeve featuring a reproduction of a pencil sketch by the artist himself, with layout design by Jos Moers.


Sweat Tongue / Gregarious Pelt / Cassette / Cold Milk Records / No catalogue #

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Scorching UK tour-only tape, "Gregarious Pelt", from Sweat Tongue, a Rotterdam trio connected to the Brisbane underground via Sky Needle, a bond between two groups with similar DIY experimental aesthetics (albeit entirely different sounds). These connections will soon see Rotterdam's debris deviants touring Australia and New Zealand, hot-on-the-heels of the trio's Euro/UK tour of August-September 2014. Sweat Tongue describes its sound as "poop rock", a fair-enough tag, as far as my ears can see. Referencing elements from rock, no-wave, noise, punk, you name-it, the sound's an explosive, abrasive mix, delivered in a lo-fi, DIY style and performed with a theatrical, Dadaist-like spirit (you need see this unit play live!). Michiel Klein, whose former projects include the Dutch band Eklin that released a great tape on Night People in 2011, plays detuned guitar, oscillating between fast, aggressive chord attacks and slower, outright-warped meanderings. The "cave-woman" drumming, courtesy of Marijn Verbiesen (aka "ms r(ed).e(yes)."), is dominated by bursts of strong-arm strikes, with pockets of more subtle percussive experiments, whilst the vocals of "Beliz" (aka "ms blue balls") can span muffled tones to gabbled grievances and hysterical wails to breathy blows. The trio's energetic and dissonant clatter is warped by tapes and a shopping-list-length of DIY experiments involving all three players: a contact microphone (a gift from Crank Sturgeon) used against a rotating air-cool fan, the scraping of a metal measure rule on an amplified metal ladder, the hilarious squeaking/squalling of a rubber doll, and the abuse of a range of kitchen utensils. "Gregarious Pelt" is released on cassette format on the band's own Cold Milk label in a limited run of 40 copies. The tape's housed in a clear plastic case, with artwork that looks distinctly "poop rock" by Dutch artist Gijs Deddens. Includes an insert, with hand-written text that dishes the dirt on the whole deal: "Some hot fuel shit to dry my eyes".


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.


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.


Stuart Chalmers / Imaginary Musicks Volume 1 / CD / Tusk Records / 02

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Fantastic new CD 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". The CD version was mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering and released by the artist on his own Tusk Records label in an edition of 45 copies. Housed in a handmade digipak-style sleeve and and printed CD. Note that this release is also available from Infinite Limits on cassette tape format in an edition of 45 copies on the Beartown 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.


Hüseyin Ertunç, Barlas Tan Özemek, Konstrukt, Marshall Allen / 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.


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.


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.

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