November 28, 2012

30/12/13

AVAILABLE RELEASES:
#010 DAW NUSK | 'HUNTER GATHERER' C68
#011 ADAM BECKLEY | 'BLANK SCREENS OF HOPE' C44
#012 YPOTRYLL | 'DUST' C28
#013 STAR TURBINE | 'SPACE HABITAT' C40

#011

ADAM BECKLEY
Blank Screens Of Hope C44

A1 Blank Screens Of Hope (11:43)
A2 Groningen City Band (09:51)
B1 Avner (11:49)
B2 Groningen City Choir (09:56)

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 54 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies (digital download w/purchase).

#012

YPOTRYLL
Dust C28

A1 Shining Kindoms (13:26)
B1 A Blue Mantle Under The
   Stars (13:48)

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 52 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies (digital download w/purchase).

November 26, 2012

#013

STAR TURBINE
Space Habitat C40

A1 Between Stations (19:34)
B1 Lifeforms (19:53)

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 52 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies (digital download w/purchase).

May 14, 2012

#008

SKY STADIUM / PIERROT LUNAIRE
Windowing C30

Like a calm spring breeze, Sky Stadium (Jeff Roman) offers a delicate and beautiful farewell to the long cold winter finally retreating. As life slowly starts to sprout up from the ground again, the opening side of 'Windowing' serves as a reminder of the brighter days that lie ahead.

On what could arguably be Pierrot Lunaire's (John DeNizio) most mellow offering to date, we are quickly plunged deep beneath the surface on the second side, where a much stranger world awaits. Segueing stoically through a handful of really remarkable shifts and turns, we are offered a tour into a cosmos that is at once mysterious and curiously comforting.

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 57 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies.





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#009

VENN RAIN
Sympathetic Vibrations C24

Despite the relative brevity of most of the six gorgeous cuts that make up 'Sympathetic Vibrations', Venn Rain's (Jimmy Billingham) latest offering runs through a remarkable number of varied ideas and interesting motifs.

For a release that is part drone part ambient yet not quite either, one might even be tempted to use the word 'accessible'. It's vibrant and unique, and one of the finest (half) hours this label has seen.

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 60 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies.





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#010

DAW NUSK
Hunter Gatherer C68

On the really rather epic 'Hunter Gatherer', Daw Nusk (Todd Klempner) sweeps through six lengthy and extremely richly saturated ambient drone cuts.

Playing out almost as an alternative soundtrack to Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life', 'Hunter Gatherer' is a celebration of nature and life, complete with field recordings, crashing waves of strings and just a general level of awesomeness that very much deserves a wider audience.

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 60 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies.




February 20, 2012

#005

SUNDRIPS
Dream Studies C40

For the first Sundrips release of twenty twelve, Montréalais Ryan Connolly and Nick Maturo offer a set of six tracks cut during the same era that gave us last year's very excellent Just A Glimpse CD. Dream Studies is essentially split right down the middle in terms of tone, with the A side offering huge waves of almost punishing synth drones, and the B side acting as its counterpart, calming things down with long, drawn-out waves of calm ambience, eventually climaxing on the utterly blissful final track (see below).

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 75 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies.



Sundrips - 07:00 from Daniel O'Connell on Vimeo.


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#006

BASIC HOUSE
Ambrosias Vol. 1 C76

Over the course of Basic House's vast debut, UK resident Stephen Bishop explores a myriad of abstract- and drone-oriented styles with perfect ease, from the stacked sheets of noise laid out on opener ABC Ambrosia to the ambient spatial studies making up the rest of the first side. Ambrosias takes even more unexpected turns on its second side, with album centerpiece Panasonium/Mastrioshka Brain using its all-too-short 17+ minutes to conclusively demonstrate that this is a very special debut indeed.

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 50 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies.


Basic House - Larque No. 2


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#007

PHYLUM CHILD
In the Sawdust Lobby C32

In the Sawdust Lobby sees US East Coasters Ryan Scally (aka Orange Blossom Flyover) and Matt Billington (aka Heirloom) join forces as Phylum Child for a short and sweet affair that seamlessly blends sunshine indie pop and shoegaze-y rock with lo-fi bedroom experimentalism. Just what you need for those dim and cold winter evenings.

Pro-dubbed TDK SA high bias cassettes limited to 50 hand-assembled and hand-numbered copies.


Phylum Child - Jangle the Keys of the Kingdom


Phylum Child - Out of Style from spiritmerchant on Vimeo.


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August 21, 2011

#001

FAXMASKIN/FERLA
Hånstaur/Entre Ondas Imóveis C58

Oslo, Norway-based Faxmaskin's three-track, half-hour debut exhibits a genuine affection for vintage analogue sounds, shifting from swirling synths to more subdued drone-y kraut pop before ultimately climaxing on the all-out Basic Channel-esque 17+ minute title track.

Brazilian wunderkind Felipe Ferla da Costa calms things down considerably on the second side with a set of tranquil ambient drones that transports the listener from vast oceans depths to outer space and back. Originally self-released digitally earlier this year these five pieces are finally given an official hard copy release.

Pro-dubbed high quality normal bias cassettes limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.

Faxmaskin - Om hundre år er alt glemt [excerpt]

Ferla - Na Vertigem Do Dia [excerpt]


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#002

NAVEL
Ambient 4: Luneburg Heath C42

On their first release in over two years (and first ever on cassette) Stuttgart, Germany's Navel pick up where they left off on 2009's excellent Ambient 1: Music For Spaceports, using a fairly basic rock band setup as the basis but adding a wealth of other instruments in order to create three lengthy and impressively diverse, texture-rich ambient drone pieces.

Pro-dubbed high quality normal bias cassettes limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.

Navel - Lost On Luneburg Heath [excerpt]


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#003

TATZELWURM
Erstwhile C82

On their first proper tape release Tatzelwurm fully explore their affection for improvised drone jamming with three massive pieces that alternate between soothing, rich drones, atonal static and feedback noise, all while retaining the punk aesthetics that defined their earlier self-released bootleg tapes.

Pro-dubbed high quality normal bias cassettes limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.

Tatzelwurm - An Oarfish '10 [excerpt]


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#004

LONG POND
Pageants C38

On his second physical release, Tampa, Florida's Anthony Record lays down a set of four incredibly rich, shimmering synth-based drone pieces. Shorter in scope and brighter in tone, albeit most certainly recognisable to those familiar with the excellent A Fog Of Unrest released earlier this year.

Pro-dubbed high quality normal bias cassettes limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.

Long Pond - Was Utilitarian [excerpt]


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