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  • mv & ee – fuzzweed – three lobed recordings

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    includes the “fantasy set” (TLR-098) bonus disc

    “fuzzweed. i don’t know that strain. maybe it’s a secret within vermont state borders. i have a nice image in my mind suggested by the name where lurid purple flecks forming a halo around the sticky, sticky good stuff – one look, one sniff assures you of a fine trip ahead. that generous promise of a grand journey flows from the conceptual strain to this album sharing that same name.

    with each successive release, MV & EE strive to map new territory and to travel more distant orbits. it makes sense that this mission is their furthest reaching yet. while they’ve long been comfortable navigating the same planes as such cosmic explorers as sun ra and alan silva, fuzzweed sees them planting their freak flag in the sorts of different galaxies where the atmospheres counterpoint the music of the spheres with the more earthbound plaints of the blues. please remember that the golden record that NASA sent up with voyager back in more optimistic times included ‘dark was the night.’ that concept – listening to blind willie johnson in space – strikes me as an apt analogy for what this fuzzweed accomplishes on every spin.

    ‘environs’ is the airlock into the album, a layering of instruments (including contributions from my fellow brits andy ramsay [tabla, synth and percussion] and mick flower [shahi baaja]) which sounds like it could riff on these patterns forever and at the same time has a rising momentum that betrays an urgency to get going and travel further. following that spaced introduction, ‘turbine’ brings on the fuzz righteously. that very fuzz and the drumming of carson ‘smokehound’ arnold provide the solid ground above which matt & erika’s vocals narcotically float. ‘trailer trash’ is a languid, eyes half shut beauty augmented by the harmonies of jeremy ‘woods’ earl, coot moon and matt ‘herbcraft’ lajoie. the most benign of trash, it’s one of those songs you wish would be piped through shopping malls, just to see the effect. it’s all a-ha vocals, gentle strumming, and an electric guitar line chasing the beat like an excited puppy. wrapping up the album’s first side is ‘jacked up,’ a deeply zoned blur, languorous and horny, featuring the pedal steel of doc dunn and the ‘moon clavinet’ of coot moon providing all of the necessary sunburst moments. the words ‘you’re the sweetest thing I’ve seen’ drift away and we’re totally in righteous ‘barbarella’ territory.

    the second album side is an epic trilogy of sorts. ‘poor boy,’ sung ghostlike by erika against piercing finger-picking by matt, sounds lost at some faraway crossroad; that rootless blues standard has never sounded so drifting. as the suite continues it moves effortlessly into ‘a long way from home.’ it is a beautifully disorientating tumble of staccato drumming, arhythmic bass and chewbacca-guttural vocal sounds, freefalling through the guitar dimensions and amp realms of matt and erika. the freedoms present turn into the fear of distance/infinite possibilities. it’s a vertiginous re-entry, cushioned by the album’s closing environments. the listener is returned to an expansive ‘environs,’ again featuring the beautiful warm blush of andy ramsay and mick flower. all of the collective players welcome us back, jet-lagged and subtly changed by the experience, like any voyage worth embarking on.

    MV and EE sound more than ever like no one else around. while they’d be the first to provide a long, reverent, and revenant list of ancestors whose sounds echo in their music, the course they set is truly previously unexplored, and on fuzzweed it is a thrill to travel in their wake.”

    –pete coward, noted MVEE head–


  • thoughts on air – january man – worn habit

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    Instrumental passages that reflect upon the inner essence. Looking back and understanding you can’t change what was, accepting and knowing you can change what will be. Originally a four tape box in an edition of 1, January Man is a compilation of the artists favorite parts recorded during a moment of clarity at the beginning of the year. Moments of Mallo Yallo and Lazy Haze return through fried country-fied guitar stylings mixed with lo fidelity atmospherics to create another dreamy soundscape you’d want to float within endlessly.


  • jd emmanuel – trance formations ii: into separate realities – deep distance

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    It’s fair to say that Deep Distance is incredibly honoured to be able to bring you this stunning new set from JD EMMANUEL. A legendary figure whose seminal works from 1981 / 1982, (especially the Riley / Glass / Reich inspired “Wizards”) on his own private press imprint “North Star Productions”, were given fresh relevance upon re-release in 2007 by Lieven Martens’ (Dolphins Into the Future).

    Picked up later by Important Records, “Wizards” never quite slipped out of focus, it’s meditational, blissful pulse inspiring all manner of kosmische / minimal synth heads with it’s uniquely personal warmth; and it’s timely reissues couple with Aguirre’s release of this LP’s preceding set; “Trance Formations I” have firmly cemented Emmanuel’s reputation aided by stunning yet infrequent live sets in recent years.

    The set here, in the artist’s own words “was composed during the 1990’s on the road while travelling cross country for my job; using a Yamaha QY-10 synth module/sequencer or Korg X5DR synth module and a Novation MM10 keyboard into my Windows laptop using Cakewalk computer sequencing/recording software. Finishing them on my PC with Cakewalk with either/and 2 Ensoniq ESQ-M’s synthesizer modules and a Korg X5DR synthesizer module.”

    Six beautifully personal, zoned pieces and an essential companion to Emmanuel’s esteemed body of work. Released on The Great Pop Supplement’s side label “Deep Distance” in an edition of 500, March 2013.


  • jd emmanuel – wizards – important records

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    With so much being made of current practitioners of the Kosmiche/New Age vibe here’s your opportunity to hear an original. Original copies hardly ever surface and even the 2007
    repress commands quite a fee on internet auction sites. This straight analog pressing sounds as close to the original master tapes as you can get. 500 made.
    Pressed at RTI.

    “If you have been wondering what all the fuss about “private press new age” is, go here to find out. Your mind shall be subtly blown…” Fader

    Wizards was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by Terry Riley , one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in ’81 and ’82.

    I consider this album my best work.

    The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-7300 Master 2-Track tape recorder using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software.

    The original Wizards LP was published in the Summer of 1982 with the black and white cover. The initial tracks had not names and were call Movements I-V. Several years later sales had slowed down, in an effort to improve sales we tried the color cover and I created names for each track, as shown on the samples.
    – J.D. Emmanuel


  • earn – performance II – ekhein LAST series

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    Folks always announce “EAST COAST TOUR” and it means a handful of dates travelling from philly to new york and maybe boston. weak.

    thankfully there’s folks like matt/EARN out there grinding the road down into oblivion, blisteringly long runs across the US. Deeep zoned out white line blurring drives across the us. When Matt comes through asheville which has thankfully many times, u can tell he’s starting to lose it a little to the road, fried & harried from eating and sleeping in too many random places. But then he sits down to play and completely locks it in. letting loose an amazing set that has the whole room hummin

    Probably best if you go ahead and turn this disc up as loud as you can. recommended.



    THE SECOND “PERFORMANCE” RELEASE DOCUMENTS A SET AT THE BCA CENTER IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT DURING THE US TOUR WITH MIRROR TO MIRROR IN NOVEMBER OF 2011. PERFORMING USING ONLY LIVE CASSETTE PLAYBACK AND MANIPULATION OF GUITAR RECORDINGS AS THE SOUND SOURCE. THIS RELEASE CAPTURES A MORE SUBTLE, AMBIENT SIDE IN A NUMBER OF SHORTER PIECES WITH A FINALE OF HEAVILY LAYERED WAVES OF LOOPS USING THE 4 TRACK RECORDER AS AN INSTRUMENT, WITH DETAIL PAID TOWARDS THE MIXING OF SOUND AND THE SPEED OF THE CASSETTE AS A TOOL FOR EXPANDING MELODIES. RECORDED BY OLIVER MITCHELL, MASTERED BY M. GEDDES GENGRAS, AND PHOTOS BY GREG DAVIS.


  • pax titania – live in phlorida – chondritic sound

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    another heavy release from pax titania. best played loud. fuckin great.


  • pax titania – catholic tapes

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    2009 release on catholic tapes.
    Just got in a bunch of older releases from Chris. Mainly because i dig most every release ive heard under the pax titania moniker. Totally overlooked by me until brian of diatom bath said i should check these releases out. Definitely worth my time and ive been slowly working to get my hands on as many pax titania releases as possible.


    On this release all sorts of synths and drum machines combine to make some killer compositions. Not existing wholly in one genre or one sound texture but pulls in various sounds of the underground making something wholly unique. Heavy at times and at other times propelling you straight out into the zone. A thick trip, recommended.


  • cloaked light – monorail trespassing

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    really i’d recommend any release by peter, the man behind young tapes, color dream, brett favre, joe montanta etc. All solid releases, really sad that he hasnt put anything out recently but real glad to find a few copies of this older monorail trespassing release.