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  • 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and cease constant movement: sacred time always demands sacred spaces, spaces within which normal rules are temporarily repealed, reversed, or augmented.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.


  • expo ’70 ‎– psychosis – peasant magik

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    Recorded July 2008.
    Mastered at Infrasonic Mastering, 2008.
    Edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl. Packaged in a color jacket with obi strip and poster.


  • pedro magina – 11 – crash symbols

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    Pedro Magina is a Barcelona based synth player originally from Portugal, where he was active in several projects, eventually forming Aquaparque with friend and collaborator André Abel — Abel was active throughout the early 2000s and his other duo, Tropa Macaca, had their last outing via Software Recordings in 2012. Magina’s solo music is far-sighted, tending toward abstract soundscapes and adventurous digression. This work felt very at home on labels like Not Not Fun, Ruralfaune, and Mental Groove. His new album, ’11,’ has a different focus and a little more heft thanks to its origins, recorded while his family moved from Lisbon to Barcelona and he shared a rehearsal space with Tropa Macaca, Gala Drop, and Panda Bear.

    ’11’ is Magina’s fourth solo album and his first to make heavier use of vocals, following on several years of exclusively instrumental excursions; experimental synth work with a New Age tinge. If you drop into the album at random, you’ll hear an understated synth-pop album with a distinctly Portuguese, even Iberian, flavor — but there’s a sweep and shared focus to these tracks that sounds wholly new. ’11’ is about involvement, though the tilt in that direction may contrast with older releases that were exciting for their imaginative sense of detachment. For Magina, the scale here is a reflection of his status as a young father, in between realities, and as an artist with choices.

    The same sense of whimsy and diverse production that animates his older releases still draws the listener in, but there’s no simple roving between topics, and few straight lines between up and down. For much of ’11,’ emotions hang on the voice; “Hold My Hand Now” is confident and breezy until Pedro’s voice draws it upward into one of the album’s most memorable crescendos, while a distressed vocal sample and somber keys in “Ponta Do Sol” make the track feel almost scary, or at least discomfiting. Others balance the new vocal element against Pedro’s keys, like “Valentina” or “On Our Way Back Home,” where synth and voice share a trajectory.


  • event cloak – life strategies – orange milk

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    Under the moniker Event Cloak and as part of the duo Sundrips, Montreal’s Nick Maturo has been a heavy purveyor of avant-garde synthesizer music since 2010. Life Strategies is his first LP release and a major step for the artist, with an emphasis on sparse arrangements of digital electronics and chopped vocal samples. Each track unfolds with total clarity, utilizing the minimum amount of elements necessary to highlight their melodic, harmonic, and textural themes. The result is an overwhelming lightness, like a calm exhilaration, or the aural equivalent of a hidden sun-drenched room of bright whites and soothing grey tones


  • celestrial stairway – psychic sound recordings

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    In a much more playful vein then previous ISAM releases, I’m excited to present the Celestrial Stairway LP.
    Recorded by Sam Jones for the Inspired School of Astral Music and beautifully mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering, this is a very different direction for ISAM. Along the same lines of the Dreams and Ambitions cassette, the 5 compositions that make up this recording were recorded live with no overdubs and represent a more lively, melodic and full stereo sound. Ascend the Celestrial Stairway.

    4 Color Screen Printed Covers
    Comes with Celestrial Stairway Liner Notes
    Limited to 220 Copies
    Psychic Sounds Release Number 8


  • motion sickness of time travel – luminaries & synastry

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    lp/pink vinyl

    Motion Sickness of Time Travel’s Rachel Evans proper follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed Seeping Through The Veil Of The Unconscious. Over the course of numerous limited releases, Evans has showcased a natural ability to construct floating sound worlds that immerse the listener in an aural cocoon. With Luminaries & Synastry, she’s ready to unleash a whole different kind of voodoo. Recorded through the latter part of 2010, these songs are darker and more condensed, with Evans’ voice sitting even more prominently in the mix. Her synth work is effortless and mesmerizing, adding the perfect accompaniment to those vocals which are, as ever, the star of the show. On the opening “Luminaries,” rhythmically hypnotic synth chords provide a gaseous backbone while Evans pierces the darkness with her voice. It’s a perfect foreshadowing for what’s to follow on the rest of the album, and “Synastry” follows and unfurls in a minimal and haunted fashion, reveling in its simplicity, finding a perfect balance between grounded effervescence and astral projection. Skeletal rhythms and sunburned arpeggios return on album centerpiece “Day Glow,” dripping in miserable beauty — the song makes vague kosmische nods and paints a thick coat of sublime whimsy to fill in the cracks. When it reaches its peak — it’s just absolutely devastating. Heading toward the finish line, bombarded by gorgeous, revolving synthesizer passages on “Eight Nineteen” and the blissed-out “The Walls Were Dripping Stars,” it’s clear that Luminaries & Synastry offers something special in the ever-expanding discography of one of the year’s finest new voices. Artwork by Hobo Cult’s Frank Ouellette. The audio has been re-mastered and cut to vinyl at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin. On pink vinyl. The included CD contains the entire album, plus two bonus tracks not on vinyl.