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  • lost trail – other burlington – twin springs tapes

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    I awoke to a summer evening already tinged with the sad gold of swiftly approaching autumn. Every bird in the towering oaks was whispering “Come see, come see.” They led me in escort to an unfamiliar neighborhood, past the boarded-up mansions, past the crumbling mills, past the train cars sitting slumped and rusted on un-used sidings. The air shifted, the world tilted imperceptibly on its axis, and all grew hushed and chilled. At the wooded void of a dead-end street at dusk, I glanced in my rearview to find the backseat of my little car teeming with spirits, pure refractions of light and dark jostling for the seatbelts. What else could I do but bring them home, to the shadowy reaches and unmapped hollows of our own halls? With their consent, I recorded their stories on tape, though their ephemeral nature distorts and damages all attempts to capture their voices. Listen close. This is the music we’ve made while reaching across the threshold and clasping hands. – Lost Trail


  • vehscle / naturestudy – split – housecraft recordings

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    Hyper-minimal acoustics. Vehscle is like an unknown creature from the deep, coming full force with absolutely no explanation other than a full frontal non-explanation of it’s own distinctly vacant ambiguity. Naturestudy, a.k.a. Jason Nicolaus, presents a flowing, and sometimes, melodic aesthetic; although still untethered to any known reference whatsoever. There is a deep reverence for space on both sides. Prepare yourself for a deeply immersed venture into alien territory.


  • kambang adzan ‎– floating call to prayer – eiderdown records

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    “This recording was made while living in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, around 1997 or 1998. Using a Sony DAT recorder and stereo microphone I had sought out the highest place where I lived to record one of the many thunderstorms that happen during monsoon season. I ended up recording on a rooftop where there were several caged and unhappy house-cats pleading with me (they can be heard on the recording) to let them out.
    I hit record and a few hours later, returned to collect my equipment. By happy coincidence I had also recorded the many Adzans, or call to prayers, from the nearby mosques. I hope you enjoy this aural slice of life from another time. “


  • benevolents – still excavation – housecraft

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    An incidental collaboration made up of Kane Pour, Jason Nicolaus, and Jeff Astin. Recorded in Vermont, Fall ’09.


  • husnaan – meturo – hasana private press

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    Hand-numbered edition of 43 copies.
    Recorded in Tokyo & Bandung, April-October 2011


  • katie gately – blue eight – blue tapes

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    Pro-dubbed C30 with onbody printing + bonus ‘b-side’ download
    Comes in deluxe presentation case
    200 copies only

    It was after hearing Katie Gately’s remix of Schemawound back in February – incredibly one of the first pieces of music that she had made – that we immediately began hassling her to do a tape for us.

    The result is Pipes, a piece that is both concise and ambitious. A 22nd Century pop song made out of nothing but the massed tones of the human voice, so complex that it took six painstaking months to assemble, but dropkicks the seratonin-releasing pleasure centres of the brain like the most immediate and narcotic of pop hits.

    Influenced by Arthur Russell and Gregorian chant, Pipes is a kind of future choral music. In its soundworld, synthesizers have been superseded by lungs, and soundscapes are no longer programmed, but can be projected into the air at the speed of thought.

    If you loved Petra Haden’s classic 2005 acapella reading of The Who Sell Out, but thought it would be loads better without all The Who bits, then you’ll love this. If you love pop music, but hate dumb lyrics, then this is for you. If you’ve ever felt a surge of energy from the sound of another human singing – whether it’s opera or death metal – then this is a substation. This electric is natural and now.

    Disclaimer: NO INSTRUMENTS WERE USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS RECORDING.