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  • grøn – indland – yerevan tapes

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    Grøn is the solo project of Bjarke Rasmussen, also owner and founder of the Infinite Waves label. The project is almost three years old now and has four releases under its belt.
    Over the past two years, Grøn has grown his own ambient sound adding some rhythmic elements from time to time, while still fusing synths with field recordings and 4-track cassette loops.
    Indland (Danish for “Domestic”) is his first release for Yerevan Tapes and features two 9-minute self-titled compositions that explores the most ethereal, abstract and aquatic edges of his “cathartic drone”, with the A side containing field and underwater recordings from the Nordhavn harbour and the B side hosting sounds from Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden.
    Two significative soundscapes from the cold lands of Denmark where the artist hails from.


  • crimini d’odio – mise en abyme – yerevan tapes

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    Mise En Abyme is the new project by Cristian Naldi (already in FulKanelli and Ronin) and Giovanni Lami (sound artist with releases on Kohlhaas, Felt and Granny Records).
    Two different backgrounds and attitudes to create something new, one and constantly evolving.
    From French [miz‿ɑ̃n‿abim] = “Put within the infinite”, the project is inspired by the technique used in cinema, visual arts and literature, where one image contains a smaller copy of itself, potentially repeating forever. In Mise En Abyme’s music this creates loops and melody fragments that stratify into complex compositions.
    Their first work Crimini d’Odio (Hate Crimes) is out on black cassette.


  • urna – cauchemar – yerevan tapes

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    Urna is the solo project of Italian artist and musician Gianluca Martucci.
    His paintings have been ending up on the album covers of bands such as Kinit Her.
    As Urna he has been releasing limited CDRs and tapes since the early 2000s on labels like Brave Mysteries, Angst and Marco Corbelli’s Slaughter Productions among others.
    His music can be described as an impressively atmospheric dark/ritual ambient, one continuum where acoustic instruments and vocals create a thick mist to get lost into.
    After his recent collection Arkaikon (Pestilentiae Templum), Yerevan Tapes is thrilled to release Cauchemar, a four-song cassette focused on the nightmare dimension.
    No wonder that for the first time here Martucci is adding a bass to his sonic creations, an instrument well known for its low, disturbing frequencies that properly reflect the feeling of everlasting oppression Urna wanted to deliver with these new tracks.
    This way Cauchemar stands as an exorcism against these nightmares that haunt the artist’s mind.
    Comes on grey tape cassette with artwork by Silvia Anhayt.


  • bird people – king of the grove – yerevan tapes

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    When thinking of Vienna one might assume it would be the furthest thing from Yerevan. Two totally different and separated expressions of the human idea of beauty.
    Nevertheless, there’s a best-kept secret dwelling in the alleys of the old capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which really put these two thousand-year old cities in contact. An amorphous musical entity, trying to approximate the sound of a hummingbird’s wing beat in outer space – as they say themselves.
    For those of you who don’t know yet, Bird People is such an entity. Recording and self-releasing small-run tapes and CDRs on their own Feathered Coyote Records since 2011, the creature captained by Ulrich Rois has been creating a constant flux of overwhelming drones embellished by psychedelic marquetries.
    It is therefore such a pleasure for us to put out the latest Bird People effort meaningfully called King Of The Grove. Two long tracks, one per side, almost 20 minutes each one. While A side To Peer Into the Huntress’ Mirror is an awakening ritual at the gates of dawn, A Harvest of Birdsong and Bones is a cosmic journey through realms unknown.
    The album was inspired by Frazer’s account of the Diana worship in the sacred woods near Nemi and its connection to an old fertility cult in his book The Golden Bough.


  • german army – millerite masai – yerevan tapes

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    From the dehydrated and dilapidated outskirts of San Bernardino County, German Army releases its latest sonic document, “Millerite Masai.” This exceptionally rhythmic-heavy release constructs itself with a wide palette of percussive timbres and abrasive drones. It’s from these foundations that the group extends its explorative nature toward new sounds and textures.
    “Millerite Masai” sees the deeply modulated vocals of Peter Kris replaced with found audio of disembodied voices and dialogs unknown. This departure from a lead vocal source provides listener’s with a particular focus on the construction, abstraction and destruction of the given motifs within each track. Most songs here seem to pull their primary melodies from modes that could be found in eastern end of the world, and considering this release comes courtesy of Yerevan Tapes, this Eurasian influence might be more than just coincidence.
    In fact, it might point to some of the inspiration for the heavy soundscapes that range from the desolate and deserted to the thriving and intense – perhaps pulling from the various landscapes of the Caucasus.
    Comes on jelly red tape with with photographic insert and artwork by S. Anhayt. A limited edition of 100.