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  • corum – magic mirror – psychic sounds

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    “Corum constructs a mind-melting psychopharmacological vision wherein rhythms and melodies ooze into and out of focus. He brings a psychedelic atmosphere, one not culled from a traditional sense, but of a deeply innate ability to transform a space sonically creating a more spiritual, or visceral affair.” “This year sees the release of Magic Mirror, a new solo collection that finishes out a loosely themed trilogy of solo records. The new LP is world music in the broadest sense of that term, incorporating drum rhythms from Africa, instrumentation from the Middle East, and very Western electronic elements. A welcome celebratory and hypnotic vibe, which will perfectly match the incantatory spirit of his work.” – ROBERT HAM, Portland Mercury

    Final album of the Beguiling Isles Trilogy (Beguiling Isles / Effigy Mounds / Magic Mirror).


  • joan la barbara – voice is the original instrument – arc light editions

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    Voice Is The Original Instrument was the first record released by Joan La Barbara in 1976 on Wizard Records. This is the first time the original LP, with artwork, has been made available again. It has since become iconic as one of the initial examples of extended vocal techniques in experimental music. The human voice is the only instrument on the recordings. The works on Voice is the Original Instrument were some of Joan’s earliest compositions, researching the possibilities of the voice, in two rigorous études, “Circular Song” and “Voice Piece: One-Note Internal Resonance Investigation”, and the more free-form “Vocal Extensions”, which uses live electronic processing. “My reason for producing the LP was to get my music out to the world beyond NYC and the major cities in which I was playing concerts,” she says. “At that time, Carla Bley and Michael Mantler had started JCOA/New Music Distribution Service which handled small independent labels, so there were quite a few artists in the NYC area who were producing their own albums and distributing them through that service.” Just out of college and living in a Soho loft in New York, Joan began playing shows in New York with jazz and rock musicians, and with those in the new music scene. “I did commercials, which, strangely enough, led me to Steve Reich,” she says. “A composer I was working with, Michael Sahl hired me to do some radio commercials and suggested me to Reich who was looking for singers who could imitate instruments, which was something I had been working on for some time and was part of my exploration of the voice. I worked with Reich on the development of “Drumming”, imitating the marimba.”


  • lino capra vaccina – frammenti da antico adagio – die schachtel

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    previously-unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions of Lino “Capra” Vaccina’s Antico Adagio.


  • trikorder 23 – blumster – cosmic winnetou

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    niko the charming geek, alone with friends, locked in a space with trees and a table, which is covered for all. everything stops around you and it takes a while until you realize that it only runs much slower.
    he simply took this old, detuned guitar in the night and played.
    so, naturally the guitar fell in love with him and they became good friends.
    and whenever niko left the studio to visit his beautiful wife and his lovely daughter at the city,
    the guitar started to cry.
    the more you turn the record,
    the clearer are the little voices of the sad guitar in empty space.
    so, sit down! (cristof wlemang)
    charming and poetic tracks to bewitch you and your family.
    celebrate life and spin this record.


  • ned milligan – continental burns – florabelle records

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    The third album by Ned Milligan and the first to reach an audience beyond family and friends, Continental Burns is the result of getting reacquainted with the act of making music and diving into the experience of creating short films.

    Composed primarily over the summer of 2014, Continental Burns was created with two sides in mind. The first five tracks (which also score the video of the same name) share a certain kinship; the sixth complements what came before while departing from it at the same time. A lot of this music came out of Ned’s longstanding interest in repeating figures and loops of both musical and traditionally non-musical sound sources.

    In contrast to the suite of songs on side A, the B side is taken up by “The Station in Spuyten Duyvil,” an extended reworking of a track that first appeared on Rambler, Ned’s 2005 debut. Entirely composed of processed melodica, it proudly bears the influence of long-form works by Jim O’Rourke, early Rafael Toral, and Stephan Mathieu.

    Mastered by Sean McCann. Limited to 100 LPs, comes with a two-sided insert and download code.


  • sabbatical – sundown – love all day

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    Recorded over a six year period, Sabbatical’s Sundown germinated in the cracks that separate the disparate moments of a life, and found its rhythms nursed in the openings that emerged between other projects. In those spaces – periods of exception from the flow, journeys, downtime, lacunae – Sundown waited for its creator, gathering energy, until it grew to become the centre point around which Sabbatical’s other activities would begin to orbit.

    A sabbatical is itself a lacuna. It is the time that is set aside. And our sabbaticals, our downtimes, long or short, are both temporal and spatial – they are often characterised by journeys, or the lack of them. We take breaks and make moves, or we stay put and cease constant movement: sacred time always demands sacred spaces, spaces within which normal rules are temporarily repealed, reversed, or augmented. Music is the magic prism that fixes such fragments of time in suspension and holds them, crystalline, up to the light so that they can be felt and understood again. And its focus can be precise: within the mirrored interior of a song, music can preserve also the locations through which time passes, or which might themselves be said to have passed through the slivers of time that music holds.

    And so Sundown recalls not only traces of the time in which it developed, but also the places through which this time was poured. Sabbatical’s palette seeks not to evoke but to recover and hold the glittering light on journeys to ice-fringed points north, to arrest in analogue the frequencies of evening light, to capture as reverie the marchlands where time is spent in space in such a way that their interrelationship becomes blurred (for is not a journey’s length typically measured in time and distance at once?). The earth moves around the sun – by this spatial relation we find a temporal measure – but we apprehend it perceptually as the movement of the sun around the earth, and the effort of adjusting what we perceive to what we know is similar in kind to recognising that what we had felt peripheral has secretly become the centre of our efforts. As flowers turn their faces toward the sun, so we turn toward the work that draws us, and at sundown we close our books and take our daily sabbatical of sleep. –Francis Gooding

    -Featuring a letterpress jacket w/ artwork by Risa Tolentino
    -Mastered by Jae-soo Yi of Sonority Mastering
    -Vinyl mastering by John Golden
    -Design By David Castillo
    -Edition of 300


  • the cherry point & impregnable – soaked white – troniks

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    Recorded live at Camp Blood, 10/05/05.

    Limited to 180 copies. Includes insert.


  • heat sureens – meet quan yin – mmm sound

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    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
    Stereophonic Mastering, Portland, OR

    Album Art by Juli Toro


  • tarzana – alien wildlife estate – pacific city sound visions

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    Pacific City Sound Visions presents a new project by Finnish artist Jan Anderzen ( KEMIALLISET YSTÄVÄT ) and Spencer Clark of The Skaters and Monopoly Child Star Searchers.

    “Alien Wildlife Estate” is a kulmination of both artists recording Pacific City Studios and finnishing
    off the compositions in a “YOUR MY FAVORITE ALIEN penpal flare! The music is engaged as a Fruitopian
    vision of a rescattering of all elements within an International Airport to be presented as Audio exhibit!
    With songtitles like”DEEP OCEAN IBEX ARENA” and LI SHEN SU’S PEACOCK MANTIS SHRIMP REPERTOIRES”
    one can glare the “Up-To-The-Minute”synthetic textures as they coalesce with the impressionistic voices
    and sound effects of the Symbiotic relationship of thee Modern Airport with that of an Earth Alien ZOOLOGICAL
    GARDEN. Don’t hesitate to venture the links below for two audio examples of these rather
    wild textual explanations…


  • lee noble – no becoming – bathetic

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    With No Becoming, we hear Lee Noble as he began to curtail his droning stretches into more song-based, pop-infused, atmospheric measures. His sound possessed a beautiful, bedroom-base quality, with casio beats driving the rhythm while chord organs and guitars fuse to create an undeniably emotional score. Seeing Lee’s early works is like pulling open that bedroom door and discovering a man building his craft, watching how he coaxes the sounds and textures from his instruments.

    We’ve seen Lee Noble take on new platforms and dominate new plateaus as he’s progressed as an artist, but through No Becoming we can see his work has never been devoid of that powerful, sentimental atmosphere. That’s what makes Lee the artist he is, vulnerable and invincible, with his own sound, emerging from a pool of influences and peers.

    With No Becoming, we witness the man shaping and controlling his sounds, coming upon new lands, fields of resonance, filtering ideas, bending, molding, working. A beautiful album of early work, a pulling back of the curtain.