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  • sean mccann – music for private ensemble – recital

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    McCann’s first new solo album since 2011′s The Capital. Written, recorded, and laboriously edited over the course of 17 months, it demonstrates a more serious study of orchestration and timbre than his previous work, revealing McCann’s most refined work to date.


  • loren connors – airs – recital

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    Over the 15 years since Loren Connors’ Airs was first published, it has drawn a thick circle of fans. Gently recorded to cassette tape in 1999, (with wonderfully subtle multi-tracking), Airs is comprised of a series of brief electronic guitar poems. Intimately composed with the patience and purposeful hesitation we have reverently come to expect from Connors. Lyrical melodies recur in different forms throughout the LP, as shifting figures in a dream. Shadowy and sunken, the tone evokes an overcast seascape. The album feels singular; woven along as one flowing piece.

    Airs is perhaps the most approachable and beautiful in all of Connors’ catalog, seducing strangers and familiars just the same. Forlorn wonderment; a human quality that makes this such an enchanting record. It is the humble simplicity and the directness of the guitar inflection that conveys such truth. The stark grace of Connors’ playing resonates here for all to embrace.

    New transfer of the original four track cassettes
    Includes an unreleased ‘lost’ track, discovered during re-transfer
    Remastered for vinyl by Taylor Dupree at 12k Mastering

    Edition of 520 LPs on black wax
    Includes a digital download coupon
    And two inserts;
    -liner notes by Matt Krefting
    -dual-sided 11″x11″ matte print of artwork by Loren Connors (from his Sea Storm series)


  • sean mccann – prelusion – recital

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    Catalog number is R0, and is (unofficially) the first release on Recital. First 125 copies came scented with oils.

    Environmental & minimal. Begins slowly with a fragile twenty-minute piano reflection. From there this album drifts through a muted symphonic drone, a third rendition of “Have I Forgotten?”, and an outtake from Fountains. Suitable music for lying in bed, awake or asleep.


  • radiant husk – micromegas – recital

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    Seeing Matthew Erickson perform live is an impressive experience. The sound he gets by blasting his saxophone through his Fender Twin literally shakes you to the core. Erickson has a great ear for experimental music; exercising tasteful timing and restraint, which I am finding to be more and more important. Whether performing in the sax-guitar duo Sudden Oak, or solo as Radiant Husk, his sonic presence has earned the respect of many.

    “Micromegas” is a collection of live improvisations recorded in San Francisco before his departure to St. Louis. The album titles are street names near his recording/practice space, making it a memoir-esque document of his time in the Bay. What a lovely place.

    The pieces are soaked with nebulous tenor saxophone, who’s layers build and build, inventing a storm of tape saturated drone. Many of the songs are loop-based, slowly slipping out of orbit – forming allusions to minimalism. However, “Micromegas” contains a fierce spirit that minimalism can often lack. The album is bookended by hypnotic chord organ pieces, which are particularly enchanting. Another strength of this album lies in it’s sense of completion, the finished product has a strong identity. This could be your “go-to” contemporary sax-drone record, it certainly is mine.

    Professionally duplicated discs, Hand-numbered & Stamped edition of 200.