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  • tuluum shimmering – love light

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    CD-R, lino print cover, 63 Mins
    As always another beautiful release from tuluum shimmering, recommended.


  • 555 – thee omega seed – mjmj records

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    Artwork/packaging is top notch & sounds within touch upon so many worlds & yet remain coherent. Hard to describe; not unfamiliar but known spaces seen thru new perspectives.
    Definitely recommended. (prob should of gotten more copies )
    -tomentosa

    MJ MJ is very proud to bring you the latest offering from Christopher Farstad. Under the guise of 555 he has released a slew of defining cassettes through Moon Glyph, Constellation Tatsu and Rainbow Pyramid. The first in our spring series is an album of sonic awakening and growth, a beautiful combination of Carnatic Flute, guitar and electronics. The album strikes a balance of organic and synthetic, meditation and movement.

    In C. Farstad’s words – “A science-fiction suite inspired in equal parts by a Christmas-Day performance at a Xhurch, Paolo Soleri’s eco-theological writings, and the imaginative potential of technology, Thee Omega Seed is a conceptual work proposing a cult of computer programmers who have chosen to dedicate their life crafting religious experiences in Virtual Reality for the express purpose of initiating humans into an age of non-belief. In this recording, 555 lays claim to the trans-human unfolding already in progress as a personal credo of natural expression.”

    All sounds created by 555 / Chris Farstad in Portland, OR.
    Packaging designed by Nico Stephou in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Released by MJ MJ Records in Minneapolis, MN in April 2016.
    Edition of 100


  • tuluum shimmering – raag wichikapache / lake of mapang – space slave

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    A weave of watery loops conjured by aerial roots and canopy dwellers
    Type II 45 and 15 minute cassette
    Space Slave 15
    Hand painted, Ed 100


  • monopoly child star searchers – piper maru – pacific city sound visions

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    THE FIRST MONOPOLY CHILD RECORDING, CREATED LIVE IN HOLLAND IN DEN HAAG. PURE DRUM AND SOLO KEYBOARD VIBE RECORDED LIVE. TWO SIDES OF TWO THIRTY MINUTE DRUM CYCLES MEANT TO THROW THE BRAIN INTO HALLUCINATION. THE FIRST INSPIRATION OF MONOPOLY CHILDS REALITY…


  • robbie basho – visions of the country – gnome life

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    recorded in the height of Robbie Basho’s creative career, “Visions of the Country” was originally released in 1978, and has been out of print for nearly 35 years. The album is comprised of technically superb instrumentation (6 & 12 string guitars and piano); majestic compositions; transcendent singing and whistling; and astonishing lyrical, emotional, and spiritual depths that defy description or comparison.

    It is with a feeling of tremendous honor and joy that we offer this re-issue, which we hope will please existing Basho devotees, and create new acolytes, in equal measure. The feeling is akin to re-introducing an endangered species back into its native habitat, for this album is a precious, mighty, and wild thing. “Visions of the Country” should not stay couped up in expensive e-bay auctions and low quality vinyl-to-Mp3 rips, it needs to soar gloriously in high fidelity through our culture once more!

    “Visions of the Country” is most simply a depiction of the expansive American West, and an ecstatic journey into Basho’s equally expansive imagination and mystical approach to creativity… In Basho’s own words: “My philosophy is quite simple: soul first, technique later, or ‘Better to drink wine from the hands than water from a pretty cup’; of course the ultimate is wine from a pretty cup. Amen.”

    “Visions of the Country” is an shining example of what artistic heights can be attained when soul and technique meet on a deep level – in our opinion it is one of the finest albums ever recorded, wine from a very beautiful and magical cup indeed.


  • imaginary softwoods – golden loop garden – spectrolite

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    “Gold Fiction Loop Garden” is a collection of short loops recorded 2014-2015 live to two-track digital. Recorded using analog synthesizers, Mellotron, and multiple arrays of configured fx processes.

    Loops channel the use of way stones with attempts at articulating presence at spiritual destinations. A vintage court garden in classic Softwoods fashion, and a pre-cursor to the “Annual Flowers In Color” release due out April 1st, 2016.

    Recorded at the W. 95th Trap and Bird Town – Cleveland, Ohio.

    “Painted Flowers Loop”, “Yellow Calcite II” and “Anterograde Stone Remedy” mastered by Giuseppe Tillieci at Ennislab in Rome, Italy 2015.


  • imaginary softwoods – annual flowers in color – spectrolite

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    “Annual Flowers In Color” is a collection of demos and unreleased works from 2011 to 2015. While activity in the Softwoods has been ongoing in the past few years, no real definitive album has surfaced since 2011’s “The Path Of Spectrolite”. “Annual Flowers In Color” serves as a compilation of sorts; a scrapbook documenting some of the fruitful experiments happening in private over the years. Various styles including tape collage, spoken word, concrete structure and classic Softwoods ambience put this collection as close to a definitive album as could be despite the varying eccentric trajectories.

    Limited edition double cassette featuring additional material available at Spectrolite.net.

    Recorded 2011-2015 in Cleveland – Ohio, Tokyo – Japan, and Albuquerque – New Mexico.

    Mixed and mastered for cassette and digital by Blue O’Randa at the Gold Manor – Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Fowles Roadhouse, W. 95th Trap & Bird Town – Cleveland, Ohio.


  • precipitations – meditations on the self and the other – video game tapes

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    Zefan Sramek plays Precipitation for a second time with Meditations on the Self and the Other. The four tracks are equally mesmerising. A1’s fragile synths dancing under, above and around an insistent monologue that’s far too easy to lose yourself in. B1 borrows from the same airy palette, introducing a small-but-confident drumbeat that preps us real nice like for the albums most energetic offering, the muted acid boogie of B2.
    Finally we’re given a heartbreaking send off by B3’s delicate, winding synths, it’s voice cracking with emotion as it drifts off into the distance.

    In his own words;

    “This tape is very much true to it’s name. Each piece was realised from begin to end in a single session and recorded straight to tape with no overdubs or edits. The composition was done in loose style with a lot of improvisation. They were recorded over the span of less than a week and were really a direct response to the emotions I was experiencing at the time, born from a need to respond in a way I knew how.”

    “No worries
    That precipitation one is like top 10 LPs of all time
    Crushed me when I first put it on
    Actually had to lie down due to overwhelming melancholy, no joke”

    Jimmy Asquith