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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • sundrips – peripheries – bridgetown

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    The suddenly prolific Montréal duo of Ryan Connolly and Nick Maturo have burst onto the scene with a stream of cassettes on reputable labels including Digitalis, Hooker Vision, Hobo Cult and their own Fadeaway Tapes. The two cautiously walk the balance of a delicate interplay between escalating synth and guitar compositions, always aiming for the stars but never carelessly leaving the listener behind in the dust. Peripheries is Sundrips’ most concise release to date, a futuristic view of rich and melodic music that lays textural drone as a foundation for space travel and not as an anchor.
    Limited to 100.


  • sky stadium & kevin greenspon – tour split – bridgetown records

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    7 songs | August 2012 | City of Industry, CA + Colonia, NJ
    Tour edition of 29

    Limited re-issue of split originally on Existential Cloth Recordings.


  • ultra dome – home videos – bridgetown

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    The duo of Rachel Razza (TealFX label) and Jeff Roman (Sky Stadium, Tile, New Future Wanderer)’s recordings encapsulate an optimistic counterpart to the ominous connotations commonly associated with drone and ambient music. “Home Videos” captures the warm, romantic feeling of softened synth pads and bathes them in the murk of tape hiss. Birthed out of the Trenton, NJ basement scene in 2008, Ultra Dome recordings have been few and far between since their formation but are as welcome as any other Sky Stadium-related release for their uncanny ability to raise one’s spirits. What sets the duo apart from Roman’s solo outings is Razza’s subtle focus on rhythm. Murky beats dip below the surface of several songs on “Home Videos,” while twinkling synths float on in a simple and carefree manner.
    Limited to 100 chrome cassettes with color labels, packaged in white cases with full-color, doublesided printing on 80# gloss stock.


  • sky stadium – continental – bridgetown

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    In just over one year, Jeffrey Roman of Colonia, NJ has garnered a score of praise for his expert craftsmanship of miniature snapshots of liquid-smooth drone/new age under the guise of Sky Stadium. With a string of rapid-fire solo outings on Monorail Trespassing, Hooker Vision, Goldtimers, Sacred Phrases and Lava Church alongside recent splits with Cough Cool, Potions and Kevin Greenspon, it’s no surprise that Roman’s first official long player as Sky Stadium serves as his most grandiose statement to date.
    Continental wraps up the expansive journey into a monolithic 12 song full-length album that further condenses the precise attention to detail and quality control of his entire discography into just under an hour. While exhibiting a wide range of styles and approaches ranging from the distant sparkle in “Offering,” percussive staccato of “Guide to Floating” and the heartwrenching 75-second lullaby “Breaker,” each individual piece encapsulates the most essential elements of beautiful music with precise subtlety and tact, stripped of all things unnecessary to play its vital role on the cosmic stage.
    Limited to 100 with full-color, double-sided glossy cardstock inserts.


  • sea oleena – sleeplessness + sea oleena – bridgetown

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    Pitchfork Media says “Montréal multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Oline makes hushed folk as Sea Oleena” but to end the description there is a criminal understatement. Her unique style of folk is lovingly draped in a refined blend of shoegaze and ambient melodies that cradle fragile song structures and lyrical interplay. Seemingly simple songs have layers of textures that swirl, vanish and return like clouds in the wind. Oline’s first physical release collects her Sleeplessness album on side A and her self-titled EP on side B.
    Limited to 150 pro-duplicated cassettes.


  • former selves – hope – bridgetown

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    Oakland video artist Paul Skomsvold continues the saga inaugurated by his debut DVD album Fait Accompli with 5 new pieces intended for continuous, cyclical playback. On Hope, Skomsvold lays a cloudy bed of melodic drone and airy textures while piano keys gracefully whirl overhead. Coming out of the woodwork fully formed, Skomsvold’s sudden emergence in the public eye has exhibited a highly realized vision that beckons a new era of contemplation and understanding. Fall tour dates with yours truly coming soon.
    Limited to 100 with glossy printing


  • brahms – pressure – bridgetown

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    Insomniac visual artist and scum zine extraordinaire Jovan Moran bathes somber piano melodies in a rare shower of Southern California rain. A jumble of worn out tape in a waterlogged desktop cassette recorder reveal an innocent purity of post-adolescent negativity. Moran’s first and possibly last publicly released recording documents the treasuring of fleeting moments of comfort that become rarer and make less sense with each passing day. Songs for reflection on the moment you realize that everything has become worse than when you first left it.
    Limited to 60 ferric cassettes.


  • sky stadium – plateau – bridgetown

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    Saturated layers of warm synthesizer textures float effortlessly from the ground level and melt into soft drone vignettes akin to the self-help tapes of the 1980s. Blurry songs for dreams of seeing yourself somewhere else. Six new miniature visions recorded by the emerging Jeffrey Roman in the unincorporated township of Colonia, NJ. The current stream of recent Sky Stadium recordings have leaned increasingly towards synth pieces based around contemporary tones and filters, but Plateau stands apart, developing unique atmospheres that are simultaneously sparse and richly engrossing.
    Limited to 100 cream colored cassettes with glossy printing.