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John Bence
KILL

First released on Nicholas Jaar’s Other People label and Yves Tumor’s Grooming imprint, KILL by Bristol-based composer John Bence gets an expanded re-release via Thrill Jockey, with this clear vinyl edition bearing an etching on the B-side. A conceptual, three-movement piece recorded at an artistic residency in Zaragoza, it tells the story of a man who stands before God in judgment having murdered his lover. 
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Toho Sara
Toho Sara 東方沙羅

While most famous for establishing legendary psych-rock outfit Acid Mothers Temple, Japanese experimental musician Kawabata Makoto also founded avant-garde band Toho Sara in the mid-Nineties. Their 1995 debut album, Toho Sara 東方沙羅, now gets an expanded re-issue on vinyl for its 25th anniversary via Black Editions. 

Kazuo Imai
Far and Wee

Invited in 2004 to record a series of classical guitar improvisations by P.S.F. label founder Hideo Ikeezumi, Japanese avant-garde musician Kazuo Imai came up with Far And Wee. Intricate and technically brilliant, it was only his second solo album in a career of collaborations dating back to the Seventies, and it now gets a deluxe re-issue via Black Editions. 

Go Hirano
Corridor of Daylights

Originally released back in 2004 and acclaimed as one of the greatest albums to have emerged from Tokyo’s underground music scene in the Noughties, Go Hirano’s magical third record Corridor of Daylights receives an expanded re-issue on vinyl. Includes bonus tracks, two inserts and an illustrated story booklet. 

Arurmukha
14.11.90

Marking the date on which police violently cleared out squatters from a series of properties in reunified Berlin, 14.11.90 was the creation of Marc Weiser and Jurgen Hendlmeier as Arurmukha. With its themes of exploitation as urgent as ever in 2020, it now gets a 30th anniversary re-release on vinyl, complete with an insert chronicling the events in depth. 

Julia Reidy
Vanish

Julia Reidy is a 12 string guitarist from Australia now vying for space with the remainder of the electronic and experimental music population in Berlin. Vanish sees the artist incorporating synth, autotuned vocals and other splintered things into her sound. It is her third album but her first for Editions Mego. Nik Void did the artwork for her.  
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Coil
Sara Dale's Sensual Massage

The endless supply of Coil re-issues continues apace with Sara Dale's Sensual Massage which was their soundtrack to the erotic video of the same name. Unlike a lot of the group's work this is a dreamy ambient work with soft harmonies and a rather bucolic feel with birdsong and bells but also has elements of their more rhythmic work. Artwork by Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound). 

Current 93
Horsey

Featuring what I presume to be a horse on the sleeve is this luxury revamp of Horsey, Current 93's 1997 album. The album uses a variety of instruments to create an eerie, unsettling atmosphere aided and abetted by Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton. Originally released as part of a box set with Sol Invictus and Nurse With Wound the album was later released as a standalone entity and now comes with bonus unreleased mixes and alternate versions. 
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Current 93
Sleep Has His House

Sleep Has His House was an album released by Current 93 circa the year 2000 and is inspired by the passing of David Tibet's father. This new version is remastered from the original tapes and includes unreleased mixes and alternative versions. A meditative exercise in grief and loss, the album has regularly been cited as one of the band's best.   
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Ism.
Fear Our Love

What have you been doing over the last 36 hours. I've pretty much lain in bed which puts me to total shame as Ism wrote, recorded and mixed this album in just 36 hours. The press release suggests that their sound is influenced by both Nurse With Wound and Mansun which is a new one on me -  they are known for harsh noise releases and deep psychedelic jams a la Loop. 
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Yui Onodera
Ray

Originally slated for use in a John Cage biopic, Yui Onodera's 'Ray' is a tantalising propect. It makes use of a 'prepared piano', visceral string sounds, and other hallmarks of electro-acoustic sound design. Teaser track 'Ray 1' (imaginitive) has lovely dry, staccato instrumentation and weirdly reminds me of UK Garage rhythms. Out on Serein.   

Various
Further Perspectives & Distortion – An Encyclopedia of British Experimental and Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984

Further Perspectives & Distortion – An Encyclopedia of British Experimental and Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984 does what it says on the tin. The music on display ranges from ambient, noise and tape experimentation to musique concrete and modern classical pieces, with all sorts of stops in between. Artist include Nurse With Wound, This Heat, Throbbing Gristle, The Pop Group and many more.
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Lyra Pramuk
Fountain

Lyra Pramuk is a trained opera singer and electronic musician whose music is imbued with pop sensibilities. She makes what has been described as Futurist Folk Music. Thematically her debut album, Fountain, traverses non-binary, post-human understanding. She is known for collaborating with Holly Herndon and Colin Self and has opened for Sunn 0))).
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Military Genius
Deep Web

Deep Web is the debut album from industrial and experimental collective Military Genius. The audiovisual project use splinters of sax, piano and guitar to make a blissed out haze of noise that takes in clubby rhythms and oddball jazz that is intended to be a musical mirror to the chaos and turmoil the world finds itself in.  

Justin Wiggan & Maurizio Bianchi
THEMENISHI (Volume One)

Italian experimental artist Maurizio Bianchi gets together with British sound designer Justin Wiggan for the first of a new series of collaborative albums. Released on a painfully limited run of just 20 cassette copies, THEMENISHI (Volume One) combines soundscapes of electronic drone with dissonant elements of melody and texture. 

Baldi / Gerycz
Blessed Repair

A splinter project from Cloud Nothings - of whom Dylan Baldi and Jayson Gerycz are both members - Blessed Repair is an expression of experimentalism freed from the pressure of expectations. With Baldi playing the saxophone and Gerycz on percussion, it’s the sound of two close friends and creators exploring different territory together. 
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Tod Dockstader
Aerial 1

Tod Dockstader's Aerial series came about due to the composers fascination with AM radio. He recorded hours of static, buzz, dialogue and whatever else he found by turning the dial and mutated it into a series of drones, atmospheres that lure the listener deep into his world. The fact that he produced this at a time when he was supposed to be deep into retirement just exemplifies the endless creativity of the man. 
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Erik K Skodvin
Anbessa

Following the childhood of a young boy in Ethiopia named Asalif, Mo Scarpelli’s 2019 film Anbessa was given an equally creative score by Erik K Skodvin. His first foray into film soundtrack composition by himself, the mix of field recordings and music perfectly reflects Asalif’s environment. This vinyl release contains exclusive field recordings on the reverse side. 
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Alvin Lucier
Criss Cross / Hanover

The composer, best known for his 1970  tape piece I Am Sitting in a Room, composed Criss-Cross for the twin electric guitars of Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi. Each player e-bows a single semitone, alternately rising and falling in pitch, revealing a surprising variety of tonal effects and phenomena. Hanover employs similar techniques played by an ensemble of saxes, electric guitars, piano, bowed vibes and viola. Innovative and beautifully strange music based on elegant concepts from a minimalist master.
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Cosey Fanni Tutti
Tutti

Tutti is Cosey Fanni Tutti's first solo album since 1982's Time to Tell, and is an exploration of her self, life and art. It was created to be the soundtrack to Harmonic Coumaction, a film about Tutti. The album features the unsettling pounding synths we've come to expect from the Throbbing Gristle crew but is made more personal in how Tutti incorporates other elements.

Steve Reich
Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ

Never shying away from blunt titles Steve Reich’s Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ is exactly that. Drumming alone is a nearly 90 minute piece revolving around drums xylophone and glockenspiels. The lord of repetition and subtle dynamic change in full swing. First time on vinyl since the original release in 1974.
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Various
Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List - Volume 1 (France)

You’ll probably know what the Nurse With Wound list is if you’ve taken even a passing interest in experimental music over the past few decades, but once more for good luck: Compiled by the three original members of the group (Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill, and Heman Pathak) back in the 70's, the list runs to hundreds of artists and has since become an encyclopedia for fans of the musical avant-garde. Now, more than four decades since the first version of the list emerged, Nurse With Wound mainstay Stapleton has got together a compilation based around it. Strain Crack & Break features a baker’s dozen of pieces composed by some of the list’s French entries. Igor Wakhévitch, Jacques Thollot and the late Pierre Henry are among Strain Crack & Break’s tracklist. Out through Finders Keepers.
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Eiko Ishibashi
Hyakki Yagyo

Hyakki Yagyo is the new album by Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and frequent Jim O’Rourke collaborator, Eiko Ishibashi. It follows her highly acclaimed 2018 album The Dreams My Bones Dream. The album features two side-long parts. Jim O’Rourke plays double bass and also mixed and mastered the album whilst another frequent collaborator, Joe Talia, plays percussion.
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claire rousay
Both

All the credits you'll ever need appear on the artwork so there's no point in telling you who mastered Claire Rousay's latest works as it is all there. Instead this contains two tracks - one recorded in a library with a microphone through a pair of speakers and the other a dream sequence recorded from the inside of an apartment. 
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Tatsuhisa Yamamoto
Ashioto

Ashioto is the first-ever international solo release from Japanese percussionist Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. Mastered by long-time collaborator Jim O’Rourke, it consists of two lengthy pieces combining his percussive talents with piano, field recordings and electronica, with guest roles from musicians Daisuke Fujiwara and Eiko Ishibashi. 
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Judith Hamann
Peaks

Formerly working with the likes of Sarah Hennies, Yvette Janine Jackson and La Monte Young, Australian cellist Judith Hamann explores field recordings, musique concrete and electro-acoustics for her first solo release, Peaks. Inspired by her time living in America and put together during an artist’s residence in Austria, it consists of two side-long pieces. 
  • Vinyl LP (Black Truffle 066)
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William Basinski
The Deluge

More glorious tape-loop-based minimal composition from William Basinski. The Deluge presents an alternative approach to the source material used on recent companion piece Cascade: a piano loop is processed via various subtle feedback systems, until the whole thing washes away in a haze. White LP on Temporary Residence.
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Komare
The Sense of Hearing

An off-shoot of London-based experimental outfit Mosquitoes, Komare sees two-thirds of that band (Dominic Goodman and Peter Blundell) take a more electronic, no-wave-influenced exploration of the same kind of territory on The Sense of Hearing. Following a self-titled cassette-only release and a 7” single over the last couple of years, it’s a heady and lysergic listening experience. 

Kool Music
Zen Guitar

Kool Music is Jasper Baydala. It seems he says a lot of odd and possibly profound things and has been influenced, he claims, by seeing a bear feast on a deer when he was a child. Zen Guitar is an album of mesmerisingly weird lo-fi guitar music which was recorded in Glasgow in 2020. CD on Primordial Void.

Phew
Vertigo KO

Phew is a notable name in the Japanese underground having collaborated with the likes of the Raincoats, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Can, the Boredoms and seemingly everything in between over a career that began way back in the '80s. For some though, her greatest work has come in more recent times and this album contains previously unreleased material as well as a handful of new tracks. 
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François Tusques
La Chasse Au Snark (The Hunting Of The Snark)

Recorded in the late Sixties by French jazz pianist François Tusques but never released, La Chasse Au Snark (translated as ‘The Hunting of the Snark’, after Lewis Carroll’s 1876 nonsense poem of the same name) features an mouth-watering cast of experimental and jazz musicians operating in France at the time. It now gets liberated and released on double vinyl, complete with illustrations from Moomin creator Tove Jansson. 
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Iannis Xenakis
GRM Works 1957-1962

Iannis Xenakis! Yeah! This genuinely important reissue from Editions Mego offshoot Recollections GRM collects the cream of Xenakis’ electronic output from the famous French studio. Includes ‘Concret PH’, one of the more alien shards of sound you are likely to hear, and the side-long monster ‘Bohor’. The man was a genius, you need this.

Muslimgauze
Emak Bakia

One of five albums that the late electronic music wizard Bryn Jones released under his Muslimgauze alias in 1994 alone, Emak Bakia was a gorgeous take on house music with Jones’ trademark percussion styles and Middle Eastern elements. It now gets a re-issue on CD, given a new mix and different artwork. 

Harry Bertoia
Experimental I / Mechanical I

A project endeavouring to resurrect the archive of Harry Bertoia’s groundbreaking work with his Sonambient label, Experimental I / Mechanical I presents some entirely unheard work from his vaults, and is so titled because of the nature of the songs selected. CD edition includes bonus track ‘Long Sounds’. 

Pauline Oliveros & Alan Courtis
Telematic Concert

An uncanny presaging of how we’re all having to live and work now, Telematic Concert, a live performance recorded in October 2009 of American electronic musician Pauline Oliveros and Argentinian artist Alan Courtis, was an improvised live collaboration rendered possible through remote technology. It’s the first ever release of the recordings, and the first in the Spleencoffin label’s new Vault Series. 

Silvia Tarozzi
Mi specchio e rifletto

The Italian violinist Silvia Tarozzi was long known for her work in the fields of improvisation and experimentalism but for Mi specchio e rifletto she was inspired to play a more song-based music. The result is a beautifully baroque series of folk and progressive musings with a poetic bent that could draw comparisons perhaps to Penguin Cafe Orchestra. 

Nicole Mitchell and Moor Mother
Offering - Live at Le Guess Who

Over three lengthy tracks taken from a performance at the 2018 Le Guess Who Festival in Utrecht, flautist Nicole Mitchell and spoken-word performer Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) dovetail perfectly with each other’s skills: Offering - Live at Le Guess Who seems so planned for a spontaneous performance, and isn't easily categorisable.

Bernard Fort
Fractals / Brain Fever

A split edition from Bernard Fort spanning almost forty years. The first side is given over to Fractals (1981) - a series of endless music pieces that Fort intended to be approached from any angle the listener wants  - forwards, backwards, at different speeds. Over on the flip is Brain Fever improvisations using analog synthesisers and feedback devices inspired by South India and recorded in 2018. 
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Chris Watson / Georgia Rodgers
Notes From The Forest Floor / Line Of Parts

This split album between Chris Watson and Georgia Rodgers, pressed to clear vinyl, showcases two artists operating at the forefront of field recordings in modern music. Watson’s ‘Notes From The Forest Floor’ dates back to 2015, recorded in a rainforest reserve in Costa Rica, while Rodgers’ ‘Line of Parts’ is from last year and recorded between Scotland and London. Both were multi-channel sound installations before being mixed to stereo for this release. 
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Chra
Seamons

Progressive ambient music from Austrian sound artist Christina Nemec, otherwise known as Chra. Recorded over a period of nearly two years and mastered by Russell Haswell, Seamons is a peculiarly enervating and immediate listening experience despite none of the musical elements being obvious in their intentions. 
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Derek Baron
Curtain

New York-based composer and musician Derek Baron releases another new studio album titled Curtain. The title track is a 21-minute, side-long reverie recorded by a quintet a couple of years ago, while the reverse side is taken up by another solitary track, ‘Chancel’, a montage of disparate sounds standing in contrast to ‘Curtain’. 
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Eartheater
Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

Recorded during a ten-week artistic residency in northern Spain, Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin is the latest ambitious project from performance artist Eartheater. Full of baroque guitar passages, swelling orchestral arrangements and centred around her operatic vocals, it’s an album of opposites being resolved, symbolised by the record’s sub-title.
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Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus
Nocturnes

Elsewhere on these pages you can find Songs of Yearning  - the fourth album from shadowy Liverpool collective Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus. Nocturnes is intended as a sister album, an entirely new set of recordings that explore the themes of Songs of Yearning from a totally different angle. The band are a unique proposition, blending neoclassical and ambient influences into a swirling, evocative sound that has slowly evolved since their beginnings in 1985.  
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Ian William Craig
Meaning Turns To Whispers

Norman fave Ian William Craig is back again with a reissue of his earliest, piano-based album: not in a straightforward way though. While the improvised melodies he plays have that pristine neo-classical Frahm-esque beauty to them, Craig has tweaked, looped and manipulated the source piano via tape, creating some totally different textures. Mmmmmm. Meaning Turns To Whispers is limited to 500 LP copies, on Aguirre.
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Isabella, Jasper and Simon Fisher Turner
Savage Songs of brutality and food. By the Extreme Angels of Parody.

The curious and frankly misleading title Savage Songs of Brutality and Food. By the Extreme Angels of Parody is the work of British musician Simon Fisher Turner, who over several years recorded the voices and improvised music made by his children Isabella and Jasper when they were small and has since turned them into an actual record. Much more compelling than that all sounds!

Still House Plants
Fast Edit

Still House Plants hail from Glasgow. The three-piece, who make jazz-flecked pop, arrive at their sound through a lot of experimentation and visual art. Their second album, Fast Edit, has come about from building on various recordings of rehearsals and gigs from laptops, mobile phones and dictaphones.  

Little Movies
Live At Café Oto

Wah Wah Wino affiliated Morgan Buckley and Ben Donohue from Dublin make up electronic duo Little Movies. They play improvised music so a live set is probably the best way to listen to them. This set was recorded Live at Cafe Oto - the East London venue famed for the acts it puts on stage, who, at the very least dabble in the avant-garde end of jazz, electronics and psychedelia.

David Grubbs & Taku Unami
Comet Meta

Following their first collaboration back in 2018, Failed Celestial Creatures, David Grubbs and Taku Unami work together once again. Thriving on the tension between Unami’s influences of sci-fi and Grubbs’ more conventional style, Comet Meta evolved out of live performances in Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. 

Daniel Blumberg
On&On

On&On is the sublime new studio album from London-based musician and visual artist Daniel Blumberg. Retaining the same cast of backing musicians that helped him create his debut for Mute back in 2018 titled Minus, Blumberg creates a nine-track suite that pushes his artistry into new sonic territory.

Jan Garbarek
Places

Reissue of Nowegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek’s Places. Originally released in 1978. High regarded as one of his best, Places is stark and isolated with Garbarek’s sax floating in a distant drone of organ chords, and percussion you barely notice coming into the forefront. Features Bill Connors (guitar), John Taylor (organ, piano), and Jack DeJohnette (drums).
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Kassel Jaeger & Jim O'Rourke
In Cobalt Aura Sleeps

A second, keenly awaited collaboration album from Kassel Jaeger and Jim O'Rourke, following 2017’s Wakes On Cerulean. In Cobalt Aura Sleeps is another magnificent piece of sonic architecture, designed as a space for abstract textures generated by the pair’s blending of electronic and acoustic instruments. 
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Lucy Railton / Max Eilbacher
Forma / Metabolist Meter (Foster, Cottin, Caetani and a Fly)

Here's that rarest of things these days  - a split LP. On one side we get Lucy Railton with a piece of eerie minimal synth and over on the flip is Max Eilbacher with a vibrating form of abstraction that seems to soundtrack a dying fly. The two pieces work together in tandem, creating their own unique sound world that is slightly menacing but with beauty found within. 

Robert Farrugia
Worn

Inspired by a brief stay in Finland around 2015, Maltese composer Robert Farrugia returns to his preferred instrument of the piano for his latest album Worn. Written last summer on an old multitrack cassette recorder, building from modest musical motifs with improvisational techniques, the album is pressed on aquamarine vinyl. 
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Happy Dead Man
Vines Grow Between My Eyes

Vines Grow Between My Eyes is the striking and unique result of a collaboration between experimental musician W. David Oliphant, Fat Gray Cat’s Michael Pistrui and Sun City Girls’ Alan Bishop titled Happy Dead Man. Recorded over the space of just two days in Arizona at the start of the year, it’s a noirish onslaught of industrial and folk music. 
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Catherine Christer Hennix
Unbegrenzt

The third in Blank Forms Editions’ series of archival exhumations of unheard work from Swedish composer Catherine Christer Hennix, Unbegrenzt is a re-imagination of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s famous ‘intuitive music’ masterwork from the late Sixties. Recorded in 1974 alongside Hans Isgren, it’s a fascinating document.

Nurse With Wound / Blind Cave Salamander
Cabbalism


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Thor & Friends
4

Thor & Friends is an ensemble put together by percussionist Thor Harris. 4 is their fourth album. The music takes in a wide range of influences from minimalists such as Terry Riley and Steve Reich to groundbreaking artists such as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno. Core instruments such as marimba, xylophone and vibraphone are augmented by pedal steel, synths, strings and wind instruments. On Joyful Noise.
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Thor & Friends
3

Formed from a core trio of Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah 'Goat' Gautier, Thor & Friends released its functionally-titled third album 3 last year, including guest spots from members of Deerhoof, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Swans leader Michael Gira. Joyful Noise now re-issues it more widely on ‘Klaus Blue’-coloured vinyl. 
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Pale Cocoon
繭 (Mayu)

Named presumably because protagonist Tsuyoshi Kawabata felt like he was springing forth from a cocoon during the making of this record, Mayu is a long lost collection from the artist (as Pale Cocoon) that is inspired by the Japanese countryside. Kawabata blends synths, noise and shimmering guitars on works which have been compared to Woo, Cluster and Penguin Cafe Orchestra. 
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Max Loderbauer
Donnerwetter

Veteran synth and electronic music expert Max Loderbauer returns to Non Standard Productions with Donnerwetter - his first album for the label in seven years. Here he turns his capable hands to what he’s calling post-German electronic music, with a bit the avant-garde about it. The album is made up of meticulously chosen longer experiments, whittled down and edited into the perfect album. 
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Charles Hayward Versus Harmergeddon
Charles Hayward Versus Harmergeddon

Charles Hayward was the drummer in legendary bands This Heat and Camberwell now. Harmergeddon are an audio visual duo from London. Charles Hayward Versus Harmergeddon sees the two acts collaborating in a work that sees meandering electronics and blissful soundscapes underpinned by Hayward’s propulsive drumming.

Laughing Hands
Dog Photos

Ah yes, we all love a good dog photo as do presumably Laughing Hands, an electronic/experimental collective from early '80s Melbourne. Their improvisations with tape, synths, guitars and other ephemera have been compared to the likes of Dome, Coil, Chris & Cosey and this debut album now comes re-issued on B.F.E. 

Lagoss
Imaginary Island Music Vol.1: Canary Islands

Lagoss is a new project devised by Discrepant label head Gonçalo F. Cardoso and Tenerife-based duo Tupperwear. Their debut release, titled Imaginary Island Music Vol.1: Canary Islands, is a collection of 37 brief mood-pieces over just one piece of vinyl, constructed from sonic threads from all over the world. 
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Eyvind Kang
Ajaeng Ajaeng

Not only is Eyvind Kang an ace composer and violinist but he knows how to write a head mashingly complicated press release. The gist of it I think is that this album is based upon the Tanpura and using particular techniques with string and wood to create a meditative music that is supposed to be listened with the third ear. I only have two so I don't stand a chance. 
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Giuseppe Ielasi
Five Wooden Frames

As well as representing his return to the 12k record label after many years, Giuseppe Ielasi also returns to the guitar on his latest studio album Five Wooden Frames. His work of late having been characterised more by minimal, electronically-produced sounds, but this records gliding loops of acoustic guitar are a delight. 

Sly & The Family Drone
Gentle Persuaders

Big new proper album from legendary London outfit Sly & The Family Drone. Always changing but generally performing in the form of a potent circle of noise electronics and drums, at the moment they also have a good deal of saxophone in the mix, which allows Gentle Persuaders to reach some fierce free-jazz-noise peaks. A rough and heavy beast this one, very good stuff. On Love Love Records.

Kaboom Karavan
The Log and the Leeway

The Log And The Leeway is the first Kaboom Karavan album in six years from Belgian production wizkid Bram Bosteels. Inspired by his love for travel, literature and the sudden death of his father, there’s something cosmic and wondrous yet unmistakably earthbound about proceedings. Includes a 16-page booklet of musical illustrations by Walter Dhoogh and Erik K Skodvin that provide context for the album. 
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Harry Bertoia
Clear Sounds / Perfetta

The ‘Sonambient’ sound sculptures of Harry Bertoia are astonishing things: the sleeve art for this new release gives you an insight into the roomfuls of shimmering metals Bertoia designed. Clear Sounds and Perfetta are two particularly remarkable, highly minimal performances, never previously released.
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Mouchoir Étanche
Kommuniqué Zéro

The long-awaited final release in Dekorder’s hybrid-vinyl series is also the first outing for Mouchoir Ètanche, a new project allied to Marc Richter. Fusing organic and electronic instrumentation along with a whole host of samples, field recordings and studio treatments, Kommuniqué Zéro is a powerful artistic statement. 
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Gilbert / Lewis / Mills
Mzui

MZUI was a 1982 era project from Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert of Wire alongside Russell Mills. The trio initially collaborated on a multi-media project  at London's Waterloo Gallery before compiling their ideas onto an album. The sound sculptures and ambient sounds weren't totally dissimilar to Brian Eno's music of the era using the idea of sound as a landscape. This re-issue comes with a replica of the packaging of the original with a six page foldable sheet with photos.  
  • Vinyl LP (SPITTLE103LP)
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Talibam! with Silke Eberhard and Nikolaus Neuser
This Week is in Two Weeks

Recorded spontaneously and direct to lathe cut, This Week Is In Two Weeks places together two pairs of creative geniuses - New York duo Talibam!, consisting of keyboard and drum jazz musicians Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea, with Berlin-based saxophonist Silke Eberhard and I Am Three member Nikolaus Neuser. 
  • Vinyl LP (ESP5049LP)
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Richard Skelton
These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound

Richard Skelton began making music in 2004 as a way of coping with the death of his wife. Since then he has averaged more than 3 releases per year. His music has been compared to the likes of Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Stars Of The Lid, Arvo Part and William Basinski. These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound sees him moving into new territory, soundwise, eschewing acoustic instruments, informed by the rural setting of the Scottish Borders in which he lives
  • Vinyl Double LP (PHNTM015)
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Giuseppe Ielasi
MMXX-10: Untitled, 2020

The Matière Mémoire label presents the latest in its MMXX series marking the year 2020. MMXX-10: Untitled, 2020 comes from Italian film score producer Giuseppe Ielasi. Pressed up to a run of 500 crystal clear vinyls, with 20 minutes of original new music on one side and a laser etching on the reverse. 
  • Vinyl LP (MMXX-10)
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Karbé Dinel
MMXX-09: Ouroboros

The Matière Mémoire label presents the latest in its MMXX series from experimental and electronic artists marking the year 2020. MMXX-09: Ouroboros comes from Karbé Dinel. Containing 20 minutes of original new music on one side and a laser etching on the reverse, these are beautiful collectors items. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MMXX-09)
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Susana Santos Silva
MMXX-08: Sometimes it's raining a lot

The Matière Mémoire label presents the latest in its MMXX series marking the year 2020. MMXX-08: Sometimes It's Raining A Lot comes from Portuguese trumpet player Susana Santos Silva. Pressed up to a run of 500 crystal clear vinyls, with 20 minutes of original new music on one side and a laser etching on the reverse. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MMXX-08)
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Jim O'Rourke
MMXX-06: In all due deference

The Matière Mémoire label presents the latest in its MMXX series marking the year 2020. MMXX-06: In All Due Deference comes from experimental guitarist and legend of the American indie scene Jim O’Rourke. Pressed up to a run of 500 crystal clear vinyls, with 20 minutes of original new music on one side and a laser etching on the reverse. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MMXX-07)
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Charlemagne Palestine
MMXX-06: VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO

The Matière Mémoire label presents the latest in its MMXX series marking the year 2020. MMXX-06: VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO comes from American musician Charlemagne Palestine. Pressed up to a run of 500 crystal clear vinyls, with 20 minutes of original new music on one side and a laser etching on the reverse. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MXX-06)
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NYZ
Millz Expz

Recorded at Oakland’s Center for Contemporary Music in April 2015, Millz Expz is a cassette-only release from Dave Noyze’s NYZ project. It’s the result of an experimental session based around the Buchla 100 synthesiser and includes the sound of the ultra-rare Waveform Synthesizer Model 132. 
  • Tape (SAUNA052CS)
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David Toop
Field Recording and Fox Spirits

A collection of personal recordings, spanning live performance, field recordings and interview snippets, from former Flying Lizards member and author David Toop. Coming with a 40-page booklet that includes visual works and images plus an interview with Toop himself, Field Recordings and Fox Spirits is a valuable insight. 

Will Guthrie
Nist-Nah

Australian Drummer Will Guthrie adds his name to the list of musical Guthries: Woody, Arlo and Robin. His new album, Nist-Nah is a collection of percussion pieces in the style of Gamelan music. He also mixes in a bit of free jazz, electro-acoustic and experimental music. The music is quite something, building walls of sound and splattering them with intricate details.

David Toop
Apparition Paintings

Apparition Paintings is a new studio album from author, artist and former Flying Lizards member David Toop, featuring input from the likes of Elaine Mitchener, Keiko Yamamoto and Yifeat Ziv. Accompanying a new collection of personal archival recordings spanning over 40 years, it demonstrates that Toop’s creative resources are far from being exhausted.

Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Released originally in 1983, Swordfishtrombones saw Tom Waits undergo a new lease of creative life. Now free from his record deal with Asylum, Waits produced the record himself, veering away from the piano / string orchestra arrangements that characterised the first decade or so of his career and towards more abstract, eclectic arrangements. It was instantly hailed as a masterpiece. 

Philip Corner
Chord/Gong (With Carles Santos)

Composers Philip Corner and Carles Santos met up in New York in 1978 to sit side-by-side at a single piano to record versions of Corner’s pieces, ‘Chord’ and ‘Gong’. The beguiling result was released on a small run of cassettes in the late Eighties, but are now restored digitally by Stephan Mathieu and presented on vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (UW32LP)
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Ashtray Navigations
Greatest Imaginary Hits

A package looking at the past and present of Leeds-based experimental outfit Ashtray Navigations, led by Phil Todd and Melanie O’Dubhslaine since the mid-Nineties. Greatest Imaginary Hits consists of a newly-recorded album of music pressed on vinyl, as well as four CDs’ worth of music selected by Henry Rollins, Neil Campbell (Astral Social Club), Rob Hayler (Radio Free Midwich) and Pete Coward from the band’s massive back catalogue of work for tiny independents throughout their history. Rollins has also contributed to the sleevenotes. 

Richard Youngs
Ein Klein Nein

The industrious Glasgow-based experimental artist Richard Youngs delivers one of the most minimalistic albums of his lengthy career (even by his standards) with Ein Klein Nein. Built around the repetition of a single piano chord and some occasional snare drum, it’s an atmospheric experience relayed over four tracks. 

Gareth JS Thomas
Wandsworth Sports

Aphelion Editions is shaping up to be an interesting label... Here they follow up their inaugural release by Tlön with a limited edition CDr/cassette tape by Gareth JS Thomas (USA NAILS, SILENT FRONT, MAYORS OF MIYAZAKI). Over the course of the album our lug holes are treated to dreamy ambient textures and eerie dronescapes, some sound collage/sampling/cut-up action and a wee dose of cranky techno to boot. All super atmospheric stuff ,that occasionally gets pretty weird - with an absurd and wicked sense of humour.
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Siavash Amini
A Mimesis of Nothingness

The fourth studio album on Swiss label Hallow Ground for Iranian artist Siavash Amini. Created with fellow countrymen 9T Antiope, A Mimesis of Nothingness was inspired by the photographs of Tehran taken by Nooshin Shiafee, and interprets the landscapes into sonic vistas characterised by tension and haunted beauty. 

Gunther Wüsthoff
[to|digi]tal

[to|digi]tal is a new album of unreleased material from German musician Gunther Wüsthoff, one of the founding members of the iconic Faust. While this collection begins a good half a decade after the band had disintegrated, it still collects some pretty scintillating material from the years 1979 to 2007. 

Alastair Galbraith
Seconds Mark III

Alastair Galbraith is a musician and sound artist from New Zealand. He started out in The Rip before embarking on a solo career. He has previously collaborated with many of New Zealand’s underground luminaries such as The Clean’s Robert Scott, The Dead C’s Bruce Russell and Peter Jeffries of Nocturnal Projections. Seconds Mark III is a patchwork of reflective and yearning pieces that  his label, A Colourful Storm are delighted with.
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Laurence Pike
Prophecy

Inspired by the appalling fires that recently ravaged his homeland of Australia, Prophecy is the third album in as many years from percussionist and composer Laurence Pike. Again utilising his one-take approach for maximum spontaneity, it’s a record that eerily reflects the world’s current predicaments. 
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Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

A classic from the infinitely capable Jim O’Rourke, treating the listener to four ten-ish minute guitar-led instrumentals, the guitar augmented with various other sounds. For all the noise-making found elsewhere in O’Rourke’s career, he certainly has a way with a melody, and each of these tracks leisurely explore the space around one. I’ve listened to Bad Timing many times, and suggest you do the same.

Konstantin Raudive
The Voices Of The Dead

Konstantin Raudive studied parapsychology and Electronic Voice Phenomena. The tapes he made of Voice of the Dead were assumed to be made up as they had only ever appeared in the works of William S. Burroughs. It turns out they actually exist, and here they are on LP. Side 2 includes versions by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, David Toop, Lee Ranaldo, Calla and CM Von Hausswolff

Samara Lubelski
Partial Infinite Sequence

Partial Infinite Sequence is a new solo album from American singer and violinist Samara Lubelski. Gripping and immediate, the former Of A Mesh, Metabolismus and Salmon Skin member thoroughly explores all the sonic possibilities offered by the violin on this incredible album, released via Bill Nace's (Drag City, Body/Head) Open Mouth Records.
  • Vinyl LP (OM64)
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Charlemagne Palestine
Interrvallissphereee (Blue TB7 Series)

Part of a two part release that capture Charlemagne Palestine’s first session in the Moog Sound Lab.  Having had a long relationship with the tools the composer has leapt at the chance to create what he has dreamed about for the last 50 years. Creating 6 long form drone works, this 12’s brings a single 50 minute piece split into an opening and finale.
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Charlemagne Palestine
Ttuunneesszz Duh Rruunneesszz (Blue TB7 Series)

The highly respected composer and artist Charlemagne Palestine has long adored Moog synthesizers, and started experimenting with them in the 60s. Well now is very different from then, and having been given access to the moog lab he dove right in to create 6 longform drone pieces utilizing as many oscillators as he could imagine. Ttuunneesszz Duh Rruunneesszz is a single piece slit into opening and closing.

Chris Watson
Locations, Processed (Blue TB7 Series)

Chris Watson probably has the coolest CV of the original post-punk scene. Starting out as one of the founding members of Cabaret Voltaire, he has since become one of the world's premier recorders of nature, helping create meaningful soundscapes for David Attenborough's documentaries. On Locations, Processed he combines these practices, creating an audio odyssey using The Moog Sound Lab’s System 55 to celebrate the legendary Bob Moog.

Triple Negative
God Bless the Death Drive

God Bless The Death Drive, the second studio album from London-based outfit Triple Negative, picks up pretty much where their acclaimed debut Precious Waste In Our Wake left off - it’s a beautiful maelstrom of chaos and noise that doesn’t easily fit into any prescribed genre, let alone rock. 
  • Vinyl LP (PP45)
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Rain Tree Crow
Rain Tree Crow

Japan didn’t reform but all the members reunited in 1989 and spent a year or two improvising and recording music. The result was a self-titled album by a new band called Rain Tree Crow originally released in 1991. David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri were joined by Be Bop Deluxe guitarist Bill Nelson and session guitarist Phil Palmer. On Universal.
  • Vinyl LP (6795341)
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Einstürzende Neubauten
Alles In Allem

Blixa Bargeld’s band of merry men, Einstürzende Neubauten, return with their new album Alles in Allem, which translates to All in All. It’s the experimental German band’s 12th album in a career that’s lasted 40 years. It’s also the band’s first proper studio album in 12 years. It comes as standard vinyl and CD editions or as a deluxe box set including vinyl and CD, a 164 page book and an exclusive multimedia CD.

Carl Stone
Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties

Minimalist electronic collages made by Carl Stone betweens the 70s and 80s. Before he decided to manipulate everything through a laptop Stone used turntables and captured micro loops of disparate electronic sound sources, pushing them together into these huge, yet minimal tonal experiments. With notes from Carl Stone, and exclusive digital only track.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (UW15LP)
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