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  • oje

    øjeRum – Hvid Hvile, Sort Ro – branch tapes

    out of stock

    early synth tracks from øjeRum

    A.
    I
    II

    B.
    II
    IV

    branch tapes 22
    c30
    type II chrome tapes
    limited to 30 copies
    artwork varies from copy to copy
    j card & inserts include a poem & collage by øjeRum & picture & collage by branch tapes
    Much thanks to øjeRum for inspiration & collaboration.


  • swim

    +you – splashing – branch tapes

    out of stock

    c20
    field-recordings at taiwan (summer vacation 2015)

    music recorded in the summer for summertime

    first edition of 12 copies
    type II chrome tapes
    3 versions of cover art, 3 versions of the insert
    branch tapes 23


  • lace

    lace bows – bows of summer – exo tapes

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    Freedom Is Summer Dresses And Big Sunglasses recorded in Lisbon, Summer 2010.

    Christmas Sun recorded at Jibóia’s House, Bobadela, 2009.

    All other songs recorded in Aveiro, Spring 2011.

    For the summer breeze and the winter warmth.
    credits
    released August 7, 2013

    EXO016
    Design by Whatever™


  • you

    +you / xccg – buranko – a q u a e

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    Frescos nº 2, Maio de 2016
    A swing for sound

    A série Frescos pretende embarcar dois mundos numa edição; por entre camadas e tons, o definir de uma concretização desdilui-se.
    Na secura da forma o significado escorrerá.

    The Frescos series pretends to embark two worlds in one edition; through textures and tones, the defining of a concretion dedilutes.
    On the dryness of the form the meaning will drain.


  • distances

    distances – the fun – a q u a e

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    A record about space, paired with Sofa Pits´ Space Junk


  • sofa

    sofa pits – space junk – a q u a e

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    A record about space, paired with Distances´ The Fun

    Space Junk is also the prelude for Vacuum Drive / Answering the Door, out later on Magical Garage Taste


  • garden

    imaginary softwoods – golden loop garden – spectrolite

    out of stock

    “Gold Fiction Loop Garden” is a collection of short loops recorded 2014-2015 live to two-track digital. Recorded using analog synthesizers, Mellotron, and multiple arrays of configured fx processes.

    Loops channel the use of way stones with attempts at articulating presence at spiritual destinations. A vintage court garden in classic Softwoods fashion, and a pre-cursor to the “Annual Flowers In Color” release due out April 1st, 2016.

    Recorded at the W. 95th Trap and Bird Town – Cleveland, Ohio.

    “Painted Flowers Loop”, “Yellow Calcite II” and “Anterograde Stone Remedy” mastered by Giuseppe Tillieci at Ennislab in Rome, Italy 2015.


  • spectro

    imaginary softwoods – annual flowers in color – spectrolite

    out of stock

    “Annual Flowers In Color” is a collection of demos and unreleased works from 2011 to 2015. While activity in the Softwoods has been ongoing in the past few years, no real definitive album has surfaced since 2011’s “The Path Of Spectrolite”. “Annual Flowers In Color” serves as a compilation of sorts; a scrapbook documenting some of the fruitful experiments happening in private over the years. Various styles including tape collage, spoken word, concrete structure and classic Softwoods ambience put this collection as close to a definitive album as could be despite the varying eccentric trajectories.

    Limited edition double cassette featuring additional material available at Spectrolite.net.

    Recorded 2011-2015 in Cleveland – Ohio, Tokyo – Japan, and Albuquerque – New Mexico.

    Mixed and mastered for cassette and digital by Blue O’Randa at the Gold Manor – Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Fowles Roadhouse, W. 95th Trap & Bird Town – Cleveland, Ohio.


  • glou

    glou glou – fey flight founders – full spectrum records

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    Bay Area duo glou glou return to Full Spectrum for their sophomore
    release, fey flight founders. Comprised of Mills College alum Gretchen Jude and Arjun Mendiratta – a.k.a. subnaught – the duo has
    become a quiet force on the Full Spectrum roster, pairing computers
    and electronics with koto, violin and found objects to create their unique brand of improvisational ambience.

    Following on from their 2014 debut, hymn her hum, this latest work
    eschews the glitchy minimalism that defined their earlier sessions, opting instead for a more open sonic palette that is eminently human, yet utterly unfamiliar.

    fey flight founders begins with glou glou’s human components front and center. Mendiratta’s violin takes the lead, with Jude’s wordless vocals creeping around the edges. A glistening mosaic falls into place, which the duo proceeds to digitally deconstruct. Gradually, the familiar is transformed into the otherworldly; acoustic resonance transposed to plastic worlds operating on their own alien biological logic.

    The session comes up for air at the midway point, with Jude’s koto providing an anchoring point in our world. Like a cybernetic spring, however, the organic is once again subsumed and assimilated. Walls of pulsating drone and chirping sonics emerge from the silicon soup, giving way to cavernous sub-bass and splintered loops, which see the session through to its ultimate conclusion.

    glou glou describes their music as ‘the birdsong of the future,’ and fey flight founders sees them coming a few steps closer to realizing that vision.


  • rinlarp

    rin larping – stratum – full spectrum records

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    The product of many years of solo performance and improvisational practice, STRATUM centers on Lindsay’s electric guitar, voice and signature bass clarinet, which she loops and processes via a battery of guitar pedals. Hers is a decidedly lo-fi approach to be sure, but the results are striking in their immediacy, settling into the shared zone that falls between noise, free music and ecstatic, everlasting drone.

    The album opens unassumingly with the shamanic thrum of ORO before diving headlong into the abyss of ANYEN, layering and dilating Lindsay’s clarinet into a seasick blur. PITI and FE MAL – the album’s shortest selections – offer a moment of calm stability as they revolve in place like delicate sonic mobiles. The final thrust, however, puts the focus on Lindsay’s six-string, which she plays using a deconstructed musical vocabulary that is all her own.


  • dibson

    dibson t hoffweiler – oakland to sebastopol – full spectrum records

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    Dibson T Hoffweiler is a man on the move. Before his stint in the Bay Area, Dibson was a fixture in the New York Anti-Folk scene of the turn of the century. His recent move to Sebastopol, a small rural town in Northern California, prompted this new album, which we are proud to feature as the latest installment for our Editions Littlefield sub-label.

    As the careful reader might guess from the title, one half of Oakland to Sebastopol was recorded in Oakland, the other half in Sebastopol, each side front-loaded with an upper-harmonic-exploring “Enneagram Study.” Occasionally, rural soundscapes or roommates rummaging through the kitchen will weave their way through Hoffweiler’s pastoral finger-picking. Oakland to Sebastopol is emotionally charged and sentimental without giving in to overwrought saccharinity.

    Hoffweiler’s guitar playing is agile and considered, his straight-forward song structures emphasize his technical skills without being overpowered by them. First the time on his solo guitar material, he is joined on select pieces by instrumentalists Sarah Stanley and Andrew Weathers providing simple adornment to the already lush sound.

    On Oakland to Sebastopol, Hoffweiler captures the fleeting, intimate moments that give meaning to our rote, daily activities with a delicate touch and sensitivity not quite equalled among the current crop of young American Primitive revivalists.
    credits
    released April 1, 2016

    Dibson T Hoffweiler – guitar and compositions

    Sarah Stanley – flute
    Andrew Weathers – synthesizer

    “Walking from MacArthur” improvised by DTH and SS

    All Sebastopol tracks recorded at Laguna Farm by DTH, November-December 2015.
    All Oakland tracks recorded at the Ridgeway House and Second Dream, Oakland, CA by DTW and AW

    Mixed and Mastered by AW
    Artwork by Gretchen Korsmo

    Thank you, AW and SS.

    Dedicated to:
    the friends I live with at Laguna Farm and the friends I lived with at the Ridgeway House, whom I hope to live with once again.


  • raag

    brahmen raag – hare akedod

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    Both sides of this tape are live improvisations recorded october 7th 2015 at Sint-Denijs-Westrem.
    credits
    released April 21, 2016

    Music by David Edren (synthesizers) and Glen Steenkiste (harmonium, synthesizer, shruti & electronic tambura).


  • guentersc

    guenter schlienz – augenblicke – sacred phrases

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    Hot on the heels of Sacred Phrases’ re-press of 2014’s ambient classic ‘Treehut Visions,’ Guenter Schlienz is back with a new cassette of sublimely sprawling sounds. ‘Augenblicke’ continues the Stuttgart, Germany-based producer’s run of astral-minded naval-gazing with four new tracks of impossible serenity. Opening track “Blue Sky” paints a perfectly bucolic picture of the German countryside, accompanied by a barely noticeable breeze and consumed by boundless, naturalistic beauty. B-side opener “Treetops” coasts on an elevated plane of floating effervescence, taking in an aural panorama that pours well beyond comprehension. “The World Is Full of Noises” serves as a perfectly incidental miniature, surveying a series of field recordings and playing out like a charmed audio travelogue. Closing track “Wind on Water” succinctly returns to the pleasantly disembodied celestial realms, closing out ‘Augenblicke’ in a calmed, transcendental state.


  • treehut

    guenter schlienz – treehut visions – sacred phrases

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    Now available in its second edition, Guenter Schlienz’s ‘Treehut Visions’ serves as a poignant and sincere example of modern. synth-based kosmische musik. Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany using a DIY modular synthesizer in the Spring of 2013, Schlienz follows the tried and true templates sketched out by the likes of Cluster, Terry Riley, and other early modern electronic pioneers and rubbing shoulders with contemporaries like Panabrite, Eluvium, and other long-form revelers in exploratory sounds. “Games at the Creek” kicks things off with rustic curiosity, flowing through space like a sonic creek littered with stray bits and bubbling tones. “The Meadow at Summernights” floats with unencumbered bliss, collecting streaks of texture and glittering effects along its meandering path. “Sunday Morning Cake” closes out the A-side with an extended simmer of cool, flowing sound and genuine, nu-age navel gazing. On the B-side, “Treehut Visions” unfurls its sprawling vignette for a full half-hour of heaving synth chords and assuringly avian found sounds. It’s a modern classic of synthesizer music, available once again on cassette.

    Limited edition of 100. Imprinted, green cassette with fold-out j-card and download card.


  • poolsof

    qualchan – pools of light / pools of shadow – magical garage taste

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    edition of 35. Hand-duplicated in real time on type II high-bias tape.


  • qualche

    qualchan / effed – split – magical garage taste

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    edition of 20
    Hand-duplicated in real time on type I normal bias tape. Includes a hand-numbered insert and a free download code.


  • jonirma

    jon collin, tom settle, irma vep – 31 october 2015 – early music

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    Live series. One-sided C53 audio cassette (the same audio on both sides). Wraparound black-and-white risograph-prizted card sleeve with insert.


  • emone

    jon collin – early music – early music

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    C41 audio cassette. Cassette version of LP released on Winebox Press. Black-and-white sleeve with insert. Catalogue number EM01.


  • dreamtape

    dang olsen dream tape – zonk – constellation tatsu

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  • bodytrip

    H Takahashi – body trip – constellation tatsu

    $6.00 Add to cart


  • contell

    L’eoscombu Couti – five cambridge utilities – constellation tatsu

    $6.00 Add to cart


  • constyosh

    yorishiro – I – constellation tatsu

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  • gypsy

    Пурпурный Дядя – agobi

    $6.00 Add to cart


  • foodman

    foodman ~ ez minzoku – noumenal loom

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    usic by Takahide Higuchi

    Artwork by Keith Rankin & Ellen Thomas


  • eatqs

    eatqs ~ fairy super crystal blue – noumenal loom

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    ethereal & the queer show.
    All songs produced by EATQS – Denton, TX
    Artwork by Keith Rankin


  • metao

    kanelbjørn – udkants​-​tripper – metaphysical circuits

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    Hereby, the debut full length from Denmark’s Kanelbjørn (yeah, we’re proud of the “ø” here – see, also, Fugleøen, Grøn, Øjerum, and… I’m probably inadvertently overlooking a few others.) Incidentally, Kanelbjørn (‘cinnamon bear’) is Danish for ‘ruby tiger.’ Phragmatobia fuliginosa. That’s a moth.

    Well, there are, certainly, complex wings on this masterful mindbender! Multi-faceted yet focused, “Udkants-tripper” spans twelve compositions, encompassing spliff-er-iffic splashes, tech-pop textures, dub-infused wizardry, and lo-fi sci-fi which – to these ears (and wings) – are, simply, perfection.


  • metagera

    german army – general survey on growing concerns – metaphysical circuits

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    Entering its fourth year of existence, Metaphysical Circuits finally has a German Army release for your perusal. Here, GeAr are a duo – P(eter) K(ris) and GT – wheeling and weaving minimalist cogs and cogitations; eerie synth quilts and dark-matter atmospheres; druggy dungeon dirges. Fuzzy on the surface; rewarding with deeper immersion (headphones and/or head-shop hauls?)


  • metasharps

    rawmean / S/H/A/R/R/P/S & Ragged Lines – lemma/ thought processions – metaphysical circuits

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    Brooklyn’s rawmean shares with us, here, an extension of/companion to his brilliant late 2015 full length “Tutulemma” ( mjmjrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tutulemma ), in the form of a seamless, rousing three-track set, titled… “Lemma.” Loops build (upon) harmonies, rhythms, and… go go go! – the supposed boundaries of his own brands of minimal psych-funk, danceteria drive, and sciencewave sophisti-synthery are broken, in barely 14½ minutes. Powerflow.

    On the obverse, S/H/A/R/R/P/S (Jessy Kendall, of Lewiston, Maine) and Ragged Lines (me, of here) ‘pseudo collaborate,’ heading/shattering in different – many – directions. A mirage collage of caustic hot takes, the foundation of “Thought Processions” scrapes the surface of territory similar to rawmean’s, though with undeniably/unavoidably alternate results – spurts of synth-gaze glaze, hip ‘n’ hopped-up beats, found sound, and… discretion, chill-advised.


  • springav

    avery gabbiano — oracles & chambers – spring break tapes

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    Heavily influenced by sacred geometry and marine life, Avery Gabbiano has produced a serene and meditative journey in the unknown with Oracles & Chambers. He combines aquatic tones, both synthesized and organically captured, with field recordings that coalesce to create a stunning sophomore effort.


  • headdressrose

    head dress – rose – spring break tapes

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    With twelve releases in less than two years and no signs of slowing his prolific progress, Head Dress forges on with Rose, using modular synths to generate complex rhythms and unique pattern variations. The man behind the project is one Ted James Butler who you may recognize from his well established cassette podcast, Norelco Mori.


  • springamulet

    amulets – auras – spring break tapes

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    Randall Taylor aka Amulets has quickly become a staple in the cassette community self releasing the majority of his work. He fuses lush drones and layers of processed guitar loops along with samples from his vast library of field recordings which result in elegant and nostalgic long-form compositions. Fans will hear similarities here compared to previous work but undoubtedly will also notice Amulets honing his talents on Auras, giving us one of his finest tapes to date.


  • hybrid

    hybrid palms – pacific image – sounds of the dawn

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    In the late 18th century, a curious object called the “Claude Glass” achieved some popularity. Named after the Romantic landscape painter Claude Lorrain, this black or deeply colored opaque piece glass was held in the palm of the hand so as to reflect the landscape behind the viewer. The image captured on the palm size glass presented a slightly muted reflection of the world, one rendered in painterly high-contrast by the distortions of the glass, appearing to the viewer like a miniature version of one of Lorrain’s paintings. I am reminded of this strange object when I listen to a certain strain of ambient music, Lieven Martens Moana’s work comes to mind, because of the way the sounds present a slightly distorted, yet heightened view of the world, softening and slowing the bright, frenetic world into picturesque landscape. Hybrid Palms has a similar effect.

    The music of Hybrid Palms’s Konstantin Skolnikov both incorporates and mimics the rhythms and vistas of a rural landscape. This focus on the beauty of the natural world is suggested by track titles like “Horizon Departure” and the intermittent use of lightly manipulated field recordings, but what really carries the feeling of pastoral beauty are Skolnikov’s slowly unfolding synthscapes that invite the listener to gaze out the the nearest window at the clouds drifting above. I thoroughly enjoyed the first Hybrid Palms cassette on Lilllerne Tapes last year, but Skolnikov has taken his craft to the next level with this release, presenting 60 minutes of mature and masterful compositions, well suited to an afternoon of refracted light and bliss.


  • rhuc

    rhucle – shimmer

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