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  • singcalm

    x.y.r. – big calm – singapore sling tapes

    $8.00 Add to cart

    new release by x.y.r. (Vladimir Karpov’s one-man project)
    all music was made in period feb – sep 2013 (at his bedroom in St.Petersburg, Russia)
    used stuff: analog synth formanta-mini, pedal effects, loop station, mic and field rec.
    “big calm” it’s like a message in a bottle from Robinson that you once found on the seashore;





    love this one; big calm is right on. nice mellow synth jammer complete with field recordings. Recommended


  • dustytroy

    troy schafer – action for solo violin – dusty grass imprint

    $6.00 Add to cart

    In an effort to remain true to the tonal values relative to the weight of an arm, tension of a bow, placement of a stick and gravity, I crafted a formal etude for critical listening and physical restraint. The score combines text and photos of my moving body with intuitive diagrams painted on transparencies. This 30 minute tape recording is a document of my 7th reading of that score as performed on violin.

    -Troy Schafer



  • patienthak

    hakobune – seamless & here – patient sounds

    $18.00 Add to cart

    Hakobune (ha-koh-boo-nay) is the ever prolific Takahiro Yorifuji, from Japan. As Hakobune, Takahiro has released an incredible library of ambient music, composed on electric guitar. Eschewing the laborious single-note, long form “drone” expectations that have saturated the ambient genre, Takahiro instead focuses on dynamic shifting melodic phrases that overlap, shimmer, flow in and out of eachother, and ultimately, make for an enveloping, atmospheric listen. “Seamless and Here,” the first proper international full length LP by Hakobune, finds Takahiro, not making a statement so much as just doing what he does best. These compostions are tight, but billow like a sheet in the wind. They are concise, but retain an air of mystery.

    This pressing, an edition of 500, comes in 5 colorways; editions of 100 each. Each colorway comes with a 150gm 12″ record in a recycled cardboard jacket, and download codes. Each record also comes with a 12×18 poster featuring color-coded artwork corresponding to the respective colorway of the record. All 500 records come with pink labels with gold print.



  • patientmsge

    m sage – a singular continent – patient sounds

    $23.00 Add to cart

    “Something about True North has always baffled idealists. Tectonic plates established to guide the clearer top layer. Fragments of a desired truth, liberated; landscape untouched by the human condition, no need for compass. An English road pierces the jungle. An African herd grazes at the shore of the North Sea. Finding joy in the randomization of manipulation; the globe was slowly reformed from its pieces. Listen again, and I will not think the same. I changes. The compass tilts, constantly.”

    Initially composed by Matthew Sage in early 2013, the core of this recording utilizes guitars, electronics, samples & field recordings; channeling ambient, hauntological and plunderphonic curiosities. The central material was then elaborated upon, proliferated upon, populated and redefined by a group of musicians (violinist, cello, saxophone, synth, guitars, iron). A Singular Continent stands as a collection of amorphous sonic vistas & lucid environments. History laughs like a jilted map.

    The album, a 2xLP, is accompanied by four poems written by Grant Souders (one lends a line to the album’s title) & a series of collages by Nathaniel Whitcomb (one graces the album’s cover). These works strive to further realize the elusive borders of this non-place through language and imagery.


  • jonblues

    death blues – non fiction – sige

    $19.00 Add to cart

    “Death Blues is a multi-disciplinary project by Jon Mueller that addresses the inevitability of death as impetus to become fully present in each moment. Non-Fiction is the third musical installment in the larger Death Blues project, and the first for SIGE Records. Non-Fiction opens with a single and insistent pulse, the foundation upon which two side-long pieces that comprise the album are built. Serving as a thematic anchor, the rhythmic cycles propelling the compositions are the album’s lifeblood – ceaselessly active, blossoming in permutated variations through drumkit, various percussion, guitars, and voice. Movements contract and expand, sparsely rendered themes increase in density reaching maximum saturation, all are infused with a sense of spirited determination. Constructed through the implementation of ostensibly rock-based idiom, the sound of Death Blues transcends form through the sheer intensity of its immersive qualities. Hammered guitars, interlocking percussive patterns and overlapping chants guides the listener into the present moment – to live in, with and through the insistent vibrancy of song. The compositions invite us into a space both meditative and jarring, alien yet familiar, disconcerting and comforting. Most significantly, they are born from a place of pure expression, discarding mere existence, in favor of devotion to a life fully lived.”


  • taigalp

    taiga remains – works for cassette – helen scarsdale agency

    out of stock

    “Here be the final drone/hypnogogic statement from Taiga Remains. The man behind Taiga Remains has now shelved this moniker; but he’s far from hanging up his hat, as he now works under his given name Alex Cobb — also known as the philosopher king who benevolently reigns over his Students of Decay. There are those at the Agency who can claim to speak with the poetics of corrosion, and we have long admired the sympathetic aesthetic in Cobb’s gorgeously elegant compositions for guitar, bells, tape hiss, and whatnot. A sadness of things hangs in the air for Cobb’s suspended mantras as these pieces evolve through a state of perpetual (un)becoming. For Cobb, the decaying sound is a steady dissolution of one chromatically rippling pattern into another which in turn diffuses into another and the cycle continues; but for every slippery note that pools into watery aquifers, Cobb distances himself from discursive and didactic languages that affix specific meanings onto work. He prefers a mystery and an ambiguousness to hang upon his crepuscular minimalism where the audience can entertain guided excursions of subjective thought. For us, these radiant guitar drones flecked with impressionist melodies bath in the snow of a thousand radios placed throughout Easter Island offering forth their eerie, luminous and beautiful sound that floats amongst those stoic heads that gaze beyond the horizon of the Pacific Ocean towards infinity, or oblivion if you prefer a more sublime reading. As the title to the album states, this album originally published in small cassette editions, long out of print. The material has been gloriously mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin. Those with an ear for Andrew Chalk, William Basinski and those long-form passages from Natural Snow Buildings will find much to celebrate in Taiga Remains.”


  • edgold

    dolphins into the future – lieven martens moana – songs of gold, incandescent – edicoes cn

    $7.75 Add to cart

    Second edition_ Different artwork

    growing collection of Dedication Symphonies.
    The proceedings start at the edge of the continent, and ending in the Gecko’s compass.

    Um Tratado … is a field recording, made in the boiling waters of a Fumarole. Being a composition as performed by the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Sweeten The Mango is a tonal story, as a response to the eponymous text by H-K Trask. Grotella exhales simple movements, explained by instruments.

    Album Info:

    Songs Of Gold, Incandescent (2010 – 2014)

    I. Ilha Da Culatra (for Wietske Van Gils, 2010)
    While standing at the continent’s edge.
    II. Um Tratado Sobre A Agua Quente
    (Short Version, for Floris Vanhoof, 2011)
    Recorded in the boiling waters of a fumarola.
    III. Sweeten The Mango
    (Instrumental Version, for Haunani-Kay Trask, 2012)
    With moonlight.
    IV. Grotella
    (Excerpts from a Hula, for Siet Raeymaekers, 2013)
    Pencilling the lines of Grotella.
    V. Mo’o (for Francesco Cavaliere, 2014)
    Eyeing the compass of an insect.

    This cassette depicts not an album, yet pure fragments.

    Recorded at CN Studios, Antwerp and São João.
    By Lieven Martens Moana / Dolphins Into The Future.
    Field recordings from Algarve, Ilha Do Pico, Ilha Do São Miguel, Ilha Das Flores, and Hawai’i.
    Photography by Wietske Van Gils and Lieven Martens Moana.
    ECN Logo by Jeroen Wille.
    March 2014


  • angusmyc

    angus maclise – new york electronic 1965 – sub rosa

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    Sub Rosa presents another release as a part of their early electronic series. Drone-based experiments from Angus MacLise (notably with Tony Conrad extremely present on the album, and John Cale), and purely electronic compositions — a path (almost) nobody knew MacLise had explored. Miraculously salvaged by Gerard Malanga, these archives provided a new perspective on the artist’s whole body of work and considerably expanded his artistic palette. And so Sub Rosa is able to present a whole record’s worth of MacLise’s early electronic music. Angus MacLise, born March 4, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was a percussionist, composer, poet, and calligrapher. He was a member of La Monte Young’s Theater Of Eternal Music with John Cale, Tony Conrad, Marian Zazeela and sometimes Terry Riley. He contributed to the early Fluxus newspaper V Tre, edited by George Brecht and George Maciunas, and was also an early member of The Velvet Underground, having been brought into the group by flatmate John Cale when they were living at 56 Ludlow Street in Manhattan. MacLise played bongos and hand-drums during 1965 with the first incarnation of The Velvet Underground. Although the band regularly extemporized soundtracks to underground films during this era (The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda by Ira Cohen, Chumlum by Ron Rice), MacLise never officially recorded with them. Later in the 1960s, Angus and his wife Hetty traveled around between Vancouver, Paris, Greece and India, finally settling in Nepal. They also had a son, Ossian Kennard MacLise, who was recognized by Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, as a reincarnation of a Tibetan saint, or tulku, and at age four became a Buddhist monk. MacLise died of hypoglycemia and pulmonary tuberculosis in Kathmandu in 1979, aged 41. He recorded a vast amount of music that went largely unreleased until 1999. These recordings, produced between the mid-’60s and the late-’70s, consist of tribal trance workouts, spoken-word, poetry, drones and electronics, as well as many collaborations with his wife Hetty. In 2008, Hetty MacLise bequeathed a collection of her husband’s tapes to the Yale Collection of American Literature.


  • emthoought

    thought broadcast – votive zero – editions mego

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    Formed in opposition to the media identity schizophrenia of the present, Thought Broadcast thrive upon the post-punk tactics of forgery and radical anonymity. Votive Zero is the second release on Editions Mego from this mysteriously coded American outfit. Emerging from the U.S. noise/punk background, Thought Broadcast further trace a unique path with nine carefully-considered obfuscations of rhythm and blurred takes on expressionism. Utilizing minimalist spaces, rhythmic repetition and material textures, Votive Zero navigates psycho-geometries while bathing in a lost, dubplate-style fidelity. Within this construction, past and present are unified as a hazily paranoid exploration of electronic music’s nebulous grey zone. From the damaged mystery of “07/13/2013″ to the smeared beats of “Carving a Vow” and Morse code mantra of “Runaway Signal,” this ambiguous release treads a subtle and suspicious path where secrets once hidden are revealed on further, deeper listens. Votive Zero is a sustained journey through raw, hand-rendered minimal electronics which advance the cause and effect of Thought Broadcast’s strategic occurrences. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering, March 2014. Artwork by Ravi Binning.


  • misshome

    various – i don’t feel at home in this world anymore 1927-1948 – mississippi records

    $12.00 Add to cart

    2014 repress. “Compilation of early American minority music, in print again for the first time in 7 years! This record runs the genre gambit between Klezmer, Calypso, Hawaiian, Cajun, Country, Cuban, Greek. Gospel, Tex Mex and more still. Somehow this all fits together nicely and makes for a highly listenable compilation of early 78′s. One of the LPs that cemented the Mississippi aesthetic. Artists include Wilmouth Houdini, Marika Papagika, Lydia Mendoza, The Two Gospel Keys, Sexteto Bologna, Cleoma Falcon, The Caresser and more.”


  • misswash

    washington phillips – what are they doing in heaven today? – mississippi records

    $11.00 Add to cart

    2014 repress. “Compilation of 78′s by Washington Phillips, in print again for the first time in over 7 years! Washington Phillips is one of the most unique gospel artists of all time. He played an instrument that was either the dolciola (a now extinct chimey sounding piano) or something entirely home made. No one knows for sure. Phillips sings with a beautiful voice and his instrument provides a celestial and otherworldly background. His songs are like lullabies straight from the spirit world to you. No one sounds like Washington Phillips and no house should be without a copy of this early Mississippi release. “


  • peakoil

    naked island – naked island – peak oil

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    “Naked Island is the striking debut collaboration from Brian Pyle (Ensemble Economique) and Felicia Atkinson (Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier). Their respective unique visions fuse into one bold new deep space soundscape. Their self-titled debut is two expansive tracks spread luxuriously across 35 minutes of mutant ambient techno. In a delicate fugue of influence, amidst ethereal synth mastery, suggestive percussion and whispered vocals, a total collaborative experience is reached.” Features hand assembled lenticular artwork by artist Peter Burr & Laura Brothers.


  • joeunderground

    joe mcphee – underground railroad – bo weavil recordings

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    014 repress. First time vinyl reissue of Joe McPhee’s classic CJR LP from 1969. Exact repress of the original artwork. Trumpeter and saxophonist Joe McPhee’s first album, Underground Railroad, has been virtually impossible to find on vinyl, issued in an edition of 500 copies on Craig Johnson’s CJR label — it was recorded next to Johnson’s house at the Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York. It sold out and was never reprinted on vinyl until now. Underground Railroad is comprised of three pieces, the title-track, “Harriett,” and “Message from Denmark.” The band features McPhee on cornet, pocket trumpet, and tenor, Reggie Marks on tenor, soprano, and flute, bassist Tyrone Crabb, and Ernest Bostic on drums, and is a scathing fire music release. There are wild, ecstatic interactions between McPhee and Marks, while the rhythm section harness the moaning, screaming, crying, and wailing done by the front men. On “Harriett” and “Message from Denmark,” the music takes on a decidedly more spatial feel. This is McPhee at the height of his powers of improvisation and composition. As far as vintage ecstatic free jazz goes, it doesn’t get much more nail-biting than this. Limited to 500 copies. Joe McPhee (trumpet, pocket cornet, tenor saxophone); Reggie Marks (tenor and soprano saxophone, flute); Tyrone Crabb (bass); Ernest Bostic (drums, percussion, vibes). Recorded on April 13, 1969, West Park, NY.


  • marcb

    marc barreca – twilight – palace of lights

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    “Marc Barrecas twilight – originally the second LP release from Palace of Lights – struck out in a distinct direction, taking steps into the ambient and industrial while carrying along a phonographic sensibility. Using sounds derived from a variety of acoustic as well as electronic sources, twilight foreshadowed the diversity and pliability of sampled, industrial and lowercase musics, making this 1980 release remarkably prescient and resiliently fresh to this day. One of the enduring and highly-sought after albums from the original Northwest School of independent electronic music is made available again.” – Palace Of Lights (on the CD reissue).
    still sealed copy of this 1980 release



  • skyfree

    sky stadium – freely without – exo tapes

    out of stock

    very small batch reissue of this early exo tape


  • twinmt

    strange mountain – ancient eyes – twin spring tapes

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    The road winds across low hills, through forests, and on to a distant horizon. As you travel along this course, sunlight flickers and dapples through the trees playing tricks on your eyes. Awareness is heightened. The brief flashes of light produce a sense of movement through space, however as the road leads further and deeper into the woodlands, your sense of time becomes displaced. Eventually, bewildered by these shifts in consciousness, you stop the car and step out. There is no longer movement. All is still.

    Taking a step off of the asphalt and into the brush, you recall that the trees are our great ancestors. Humanity is just one small branch on the great tree of life. There is a strong sense of familiarity, of belonging. The trees have been here a long time. Here, in this grove far from time & place, as the light falls through the branches, you realize that your presence has not gone unnoticed – for you have been perceived by ancient eyes.


  • montioy

    montibus communitas / Ø+yn – offerings for the destroyer – sky lantern records

    $6.00 Add to cart

    ”I salute you, that sown the first seed of Ganja, from which grows my knowledge of you. I’ve left the world behind and, looking inside myself with red eyes, I live you in the intoxication.”

    Recorded live at ”Círculo Bar” between 2 am and 3 am. Adittional chants and pot smoke by the audience.
    credits
    released 02 October 2013
    Bom Shiva !


  • emeraldslake
  • emeraldsshadee

    emeralds – shade/august – wagon

    out of stock

    limited to 350 hand numbered


  • emraldsauguste
  • exothree

    the exhalers ~ wave reader III.O- exo tapes

    $8.00 Add to cart

    ~ inconsolable hedonia ~ encrypted e~motions revealed through
    existence chapters ~ echo canvas filled with body talk ~ tidal
    essences ~ utopic epiphany ~ a bycaught feeling ~


  • exojccg

    jccg – lancil – exo tapes

    out of stock

    Ltd. Edition of 25
    Artwork by Whatever™






  • extwo

    exhalers – wave reader II.0 – exo tapes

    out of stock

    -~ inconsolable hedonia ~ encrypted e~motions revealed through
    existence chapters ~ echo canvas filled with body talk ~ tidal
    essences ~ utopic epiphany ~ a bycaught feeling ~

    micro repress


  • skeppet

    skeppet – phase 3 – not not fun

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    Though active for roughly half a decade, instrumental Scandinavian hypno-kosmische duo Skeppet (Swedish for ‘vessel’ or ‘ship’) have only released two tapes, one 7″, and one split LP, all on local labels in Sweden. Even so, their mantric ceremonial psychedelia hooked us immediately, delivering on the title of a 2010 compilation curated by core members Andreas Malm and Henrik Wallin for their own Kosmisk Väg imprint: The New Wave Of Swedish Cosmic Music. For Phase 3, the group’s first full-length, they drafted Upper Layer Cruiser Martin Nilsson in to play additional percussion, infusing a texture of mind-washed congas within their futurist Popul Vuh ascension voyages and gracefully opiated raga-rock. The album mimics the journey of a deep-orbiting craft, first spiraling deep into the ether, eclipsed and endless (the 20-minute wormhole “Den Nya Kusten” aka ‘the new coast’), before arcing back towards the solar wind, increasingly sunbathed and radiant (“Solskeppet” fittingly kicks off the B side: ‘sun-ship’). A refined exploration of transportive aerodynamics and escape pod jamming by a sub-radar squadron who’ve paid their dues in the engine room. Recorded in waves across three years, partially at Skeppet’s home studio in Malmo and the rest at TonGeneration Studio with Björn Stegmann. Mastered by Eric Hanson. Block-stamped graphic artwork and layout by Henrik Wallin. Edition of 333.


  • manmade

    man made hill – intercourses – orange milk records

    out of stock

    All Songs Written and Recorded 2010/2011


  • deepsec

    deep catalogue – behind the seen – seconds records

    $8.00 Add to cart

    Home dubbed, hand painted/numbered cassette edition (40 copies)

    Guillaume Eymenier : Guitar, E-Bow, effects.
    Sylvia Monnier : Technics SY-1010, Moog Rogue, Dave Smith Mopho, effects.

    Thanks to Mathias Rossignol & Cédrick Eymenier.


  • brdigewide

    widesky – silhouette & the sky emerging – bridgetown records

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    Work on Seth Chrisman’s final album under the Widesky project, “Silhouette, and the Stars Emerging” began over three years ago and was initially intended to be his debut before entering a suspended state of uncertainty. Sourced from field recordings of transportation terminals, aircraft, public spaces and fragmented radio transmissions, “Silhouette…” is a study in the nature of thresholds, transition, and locality. Chrisman augments the sonic properties of physical places with the gentle layering of muted tones plucked from their atmospheres.


  • bridgebrahms

    brahms – shimmer//suffocate – bridgetown records

    $6.00 Add to cart

    Secluded behind walls, windows, bars and blinds, Jovan Moran has finally emerged from solitude with a powerful follow-up to 2011′s mysterious “Pressure” cassingle. Serving as a coping mechanism for serving time, shimmer//suffocate is a miniature concerto composed by and for inner anxiety. Minimalism is embraced, as rumbling organ drones uncomfortably slither underneath twinkling piano keys when hands aren’t shaking too much to play them. Moran’s genius lies in the simplicity of his compositions, carefully arranging these ten pieces so there is always space to breathe and maintain sanity, a rare luxury often taken for granted by the rest of us in our daily lives.


  • bridgeapollo

    apollo vermouth – fractured youth – bridgetown records

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    Freezing the cathartic energy of live performance, these serene ambient pieces condense an overwhelming rush and blur of emotions floating in icy stillness. Alisa Rodriguez revisits the echoing memories of growing pains with powerful restraint, shaping and guiding them like the slow descent of fragile snowflakes piling high along the sidewalk. Dedicated to and catalyzed by the critical self-reflection that followed the tragic loss of friend Jessie Blodgett in 2013, “Fractured Youth” is a memorial to the notion that internal growth comes not with age, but with the will to do so.


  • immhand

    handful of dust – from a soundtrack to anabase of st-john perse – imminent frequencies

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    A Handful of Dust is the duo of New Zealand noisemakers Bruce Russell (The Dead C) and Alastair Galbraith. Incorporating elements of drone, spoken word, minimalism, improvisation and utilizing everything from violin to toy telephone, The Dust crafts a genuinely unique style of free-form music. “From A Soundtrack To The Anabase Of St-John Perse” a tape originally released via Russell’s own Corpus Hermeticum imprint nearly two decades ago finds the duo under the influence of the 1924 poem of the same name and at the height of their creative experimentation.

    c-42


  • zjekear

    earn – their simple nature – ekhein

    out of stock

    Two songs concerning the hypnosis of ones surroundings. Guitar, obscured piano and tape. Crawling out of the void on hands and knees only to be confronted with more obstacles once again in the real world. Some of the most melodic recordings to date.
    Limited to 75 copies.
    -ekhein


  • ekheindrip

    driphouse – airlocks and pallet jacks – ekhein

    out of stock

    “Six songs landing somewhere between sparse, yet melodic “Library Music” moments collapsing into cold, industrial, wasteland tensions. New York’s Daren Ho is definitely coming into his own as of late with a unique sound far outside the current gaggle of electronic nostalgia.”
    -ekhein


  • ekheincompass

    compass rose – the plough horse – ekhein

    $7.00 Add to cart

    “Something far stranger. Debut release by Welsh duo The Compass Rose. Odd “musical” collage and speech contributed by Jack Gilbert (Baronic Wall, Paul Ballance, DVE). Songs about the end of humans, whole wheat and David Bowie’s awful carpet. Hypnotic, confusing and terrifying. A huge combination of various elements, ideas and time unleashed on this release that certainly doesn”t belong anywhere I’ve ever been before.”
    -ekhein