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Black To Comm
Seven Horses For Seven Kings



Pierre Bastien & Cabo San Roque / Anna Homler, Adrian Northover, Dave Tucker
FTS003

Another split 12” from the First Terrace label. This one here features improvisations from the fresh and adventurous trio of Adrian Northover, Anna Homler and Dave Tucker on the one side, and a Pierre Bastien piece for Cabo San Roque’s massive orches...view item »


Noyzelab
Earth Cell Meditations



Noyzelab
Fire Cell Meditations



Noyzelab
Water Cell Meditations



Mark Leckey
Exorcism of the Bridge@Eastham Rake

10" from Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey. For his 2017 exhibition Bridge Age Regression, Leckey created a soundtrack called Exorcism of the Bridge@Eastham Rake. The song is an occult ceremony conducted by a post-punch band in the middle of a warehouse rave. B-side features a remix from Evian Chri...view item »


Moondog
Viking of Sixth Avenue

It may be super old, but this Moondog record is getting on for over half a century old yet it really doesn't sound like it at all. It sounds like something some 'indiephile' musician would composer to transcend time and return to the 40's and 50's. Viking of Sixth Avenue is a Double LP on Honest Jon's....view item »


Moondog
Moondog and His Friends

VINYL VERSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!!! Oh man, today's deliveries are so exciting. Perhaps pick of the bunch are the four early Moondog joints we've got with Moondog and His Honking Geese coming on 10" along with Moondog and His Friends, plus the LPs More Moondog and The Story of Moondog, originally issued on legendary jazz labels like Prestige back ...view item »


Derek Bailey
Lot 74

Honest Jons' Derek Bailey reissue programme continues with the welcome addition of one of the guitarist’s earliest solo LPs, recorded way back in 1974. The side-long title track is a particular tour de force, a rapid-fire onslaught of Bailey’s trademark harmonics, dissonant clusters and stereo panning that is as defi...view item »


Soundwalk Collective
Death Must Die

Soundwalk Collective return with a new LP on Marionette (Deer, Kilchhofer). Death Must Die is another collection of hallucinatory electronics, concrete techniques and percussion pieces from the group. Massive Attack, Muslimgauze and ...view item »


Octavian Nemescu
Gradeatia - Natural 1973-83

How many artists can say they released a record on the only label active in Soviet-era Romania? Not many, that’s how many. But Octavian Nemescu did. 1984’s Gradeatia - Natural ...view item »


AMM
AMMMusic

Oren Ambarchi’s label Black Truffle reissues a genuine avant-landmark: the first album from AMM. AMMMUSIC landed in the 1960’s like a slab of alien matter, sounding almost entirely unlike anything else. Keith Rowe, Cornelius Cardew and the rest broke out of ...view item »


Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
This Dazzling, Genuine

Startling to note that this is already the eighth release from the free rock supergroup. The trio are masters at wrenching great textural and dynamic variety from the basic power trio format, which here is augmented with some unusual instrumental additions. O’Rourke plays EMS Synthi as well as often heavily-effected bass, ...view item »


Ben Shemie
A Skeleton

Ben Shemie is the vocalist and guitarist from Canadian band Suuns. On A Skeleton, his first solo album, he makes stark experimental pop as bare bones as well, a skeleton. It was recorded live with no overdubs resulting in an album with a focussed sense of chaos and a pureness of i...view item »


En Dag
s/t

En Dag is a collaboration between Rick Tomlinson and Chris Walmsley of Voice Of The Seven Woods and Pete Hedley. It was recorded in one day in Stockholm as Tomlinson and Walmsley toured Voice Of The Seven Woods first album. It has...view item »


Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke & U-zhaan
Hence

Jim O’Rourke and Oren Ambarchi are capable of producing stunning work at the drop of a hat, both solo and in many many combinations. Here they continue their dreamy series of duo albums, with the exciting addition of tabla player ...view item »


Mr Bungle
Disco Volante

Disco Volante is the second studio album by American experimental Rock band Mr. Bungle. Released in 1995, it is considered by many to be the most experimental of all their albums, picking up inspiration from a wide variety of musical styles including Death Metal, Techno, ‘50s space age Pop, musique concrète and Italian avant-garde....view item »


Randall Dunn
Beloved

First solo release from Randall Dunn, the talent behind the production of lots of excellent albums and the music on quite a few of them too (Earth, SunnO)))...view item »


Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton
Music and Poetry of The Kesh

Pete Swanson and pals at Freedom to Spend reissue on vinyl a 1985 cassette release of poetry and music by the late author Ursula le Guin and Todd Barton. For her wonderful novel Always Coming Home, Le Guin envisaged a distant post-technological community called the Kesh, living in what is now Northern C...view item »


Steven Stapleton & David Tibet
Dead Memory

Another collaboration between two masters of the esoteric English underground, David Tibet of Current 93 and Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound. These are musicians whose trajectories are very much tangled together, a fierce collaborative spirit forged between the pair. These are two outtakes that didn’t m...view item »


Machinefabriek
With Voices

Tireless timbral titillator Machinefabriek crackles his way onto Western Vinyl with an album of various human voices variously manipulated and recomposed into a shifting soundscape. Whose various voices, you ask? Those of Peter Broderick...view item »


NYZ
SHFTR FRQ

We’ve been relentlessly championing David Burraston’s singular electronic music on these pages for over ten years - since those very early CDrs on Cataclyst, cassettes on .meds, and more recently discs for Entr'acte, Ge-stell and tapes for Computer Club, Feral Tapes, The Tapeworm, Conditional, Gamma Mine, Fractal Meat Cuts and ongoin...view item »


Pan Daijing
Lack

Debut full length from Berlin based experimental artist Pan Daijing. Lack is made up of from painstakingly going through and editing field samples and recordings of her own improvised performances from touring the world. A lot of it is really quite disconcerting, from Pharmakon-esque brutality to harrow...view item »


Mary Jane Leach
(f)lute songs

Mary Jane Leach has been a figure in New York’s downtown avant-garde scene since the 70’s but for whatever reason, her recorded output has been sparse, to say the least. When her albums do eventually come around, they’re more than worth the wait. Interest in her work was recently re-ignited with her 2017 album...view item »


Sunn Trio
Fayrus

OK, first thing’s first: Sunn Trio is nothing to do with Sunn O))), so bad luck if you were after some drone metal. But hold up! Fans of out-there music might well love this LP by Joel Robinson’s group Sunn Trio too, being as it is a desert-hazed trip of experimental...view item »


Liberez
Way Through Vulnerability

Alter bring you Southend-on-Sea duo Liberez and their mysterious, billowing lineup of guests with new album Way Through Vulnerability. This one’s a strange broth of cultural signifiers and styles. You’ve got your flamenco rhythms, ritualistic clapping, nods to classic Italian experimentalism and grim industr...view item »


Alvin Lucier
Ricochet Lady

Alvin Lucier composed Ricochet Lady in 2016. It is made up of four pieces, played on acoustic glockenspiel by Trevor Saint. Lucier composed the pieces with the intention of exploring sound by having each of the four pieces played in different environments, thus getting a different...view item »


Tolley & Dara
Cutheart

Jazz bass, synth and percussion improvisations you say? Well. step right up for Cutheart by Aussie couple, Tolley & Dara. The album has been pieced together from a bunch of live improvised recordings made in 1979. David Tolley is a renowned Australian jazz bassist who has played one album by T...view item »


Xiu Xiu
Girl with Basket of Fruit

Having briefly set Xiu Xiu aside to drop an album under his own name, Jamie Stewart is back on his xiulshit. The project's latest LP, ...view item »


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 t...view item »


Gri + Mosconi
Between Ocean and Sky

There seems to be a lot of excellent ambient, drone and soundscape coming out of Italy at the moment. Here, Francis M. Gri and Federico Mosconi come together to create Between Ocean and Sky, which is the third in the Slowcraft Presents series. Created between Milan and Verona, the album...view item »


Rachel Zeffira
Elizabeth Harvest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Rachel Zeffira is primarily an oboe player, however, she’s also a soprano and can turn her hand to a number of other instruments. What's more, she was in Cats Eyes with Faris Badwan of The Horrors. Her classical background made her an ideal candidate to take...view item »


Oren Ambarchi, Crys Cole, Leif Elggren
Certainly

This unholy alliance between Oren Ambarchi (AUS), Crys Cole (CAN) and Leif Elggren (SWE) took place at a residency in Stockholm’s EMS Studios in 2016. The story goes that the harsh winds blew off the windows, prompting the trio to take desperate measures to stay warm and record. Sounds mor...view item »


Langham Research Centre
Tape Reworks Vol. 1 – Remixes by Jim O'Rourke and Group A

Radiophonic experimentalists, Langham Research Centre, find their music going under more experimentations from Jim O’Rourke and Group A. Tape Reworks Vol. 1 sees Chicago producer and musician, Jim O’Rourke, build on the sparseness of t...view item »


Sun City Girls
Torch of the Mystics

Sun City Girls were a much revered improvisational rock band from Arizona who featured guitarist Sir Richard Bishop. Torch of the Mystics was probably their most loved album. It was recorded in ‘88 and released on vinyl by Malora in ‘90 it was as mind blowing as it was influential. A CD was ...view item »


Colman
Daedalus

Following on from releases of music by Visible Cloaks and Pedro, Portland’s record shop-turned-label Musique Plastique have decided to give reissues a go. John Gilbert Colman composed Daedalus in the mid-80s to accompany an avant-theatrical piece. It is, of course...view item »


Mołr Drammaz
Times Before Emojis

The Polish underground is one of the most hyperactive in the world. Mołr Drammaz have been a crucial part of this underground since 1994, in ever-shifting permutations. ‘Times Before Emojis Came’ compiles material from many of the involved artists, it’s a sound genuinely unpredictable, both dank and ecstatic. ...view item »


Maria W Horn
Kontrapoetik

Kontrapoetik is a response to the fascinating history of Maria Horn's home region of Ångermanland. It's been subject to witch-hunts, to military suppression of workers and is currently facing a crisis of inequality. Using field recordings, radio broadcasts as well as a church organ and a Buc...view item »


Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker
Short Scenes

Walking electro-acoustic ambient factory Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) converts sessions from another project with violinist-violist Anne Bakker into a suite of vignettes for Zoharum. They’re short. They’re scenes. They’re Short Scenes. If you’re familiar wi...view item »


Sylvain Chauveau
Pianisme

Pianisme collects together piano pieces by French-born, Belgium-based musician, Sylvain Chauveau. Many of the pieces were written for films by director Sebastien Betbeder and there one minimal piece written for choreographer Christian Rizzo. Chauveau also plays in 0, avant rock ba...view item »


Leighton Craig
Diamond Eye

Leighton Craig lives in Brisbane, Australia. He makes lo-fi keyboard instrumentals that vary in their complexity. At times he drops in samples from his vast cassette library of noises. Diamond Eye is his latest album. Another thing he does is draw straight, descending lines as shown on the cover t...view item »


Steven Stapleton / David Tibet
The Threats Of Memories

The Threats of Memories is a collection of tracks by David Tibet from Current 93 and Steven Stapleton from Nurse With Wound. It features tracks from previous collaborations The Sadness of Things, Musicalische Kürbs Hütte and previously u...view item »


Julius Eastman
Femenine

A release from the Frozen Reeds label is a rare treat indeed: this one especially so. This appears to be the only recording of Julius Eastman’s Femenine in existence, and it has never(!) been released before now. A lengthy ensemble work of gorgeous minimal motion, performed by the S.E.M. Ensemble ...view item »


Ragnar Grippe
Symphonic Songs

Swedish composer Ragnar Grippe gets an old collection released on Dais Records (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge And Thee Early Worm, SRSQ...view item »


Howlround
A Creak In Time

Howlround make their music with four (yes, four!) reel-to-reel tape machines, which they use to reach physically into their sounds, manipulating them into whole new forms. A Creak In Time is all about the creak: every bit of source material used is a field recording of an object creaking. Those sounds, tweaked with a re...view item »


Jim Wilson
God's Chorus

In 1992, David Carson and The Little Wolf Band released Medicine Songs, an album of atmospheric New Age folk and spo...view item »


Eraldo Bernocchi
Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It

Italian multi-instrumentalist Eraldo Bernocchi, releases a soundtrack to the documentary 'Cy Dear' documenting the life of the American artist, Cy Twombly. Released on Bernocchi's co-founded label, RareNoise, Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It is an atmospheric soundtrack suitable fo...view item »


Holger Czukay
Radio Wave Surfer

Holger Czukay, core member of the perennially loved German experimental group Can, went on to be a productive maker of weird and wonderful pop. Among his solo albums is Radio Wave Surfer, a delightful 1991 release that was all recorded live, in studios and at concerts, with only one stereo mic: none of ...view item »


Bendik Giske
Surrender

Saxophone-wunderkind Bendik Giske delivering his hypnotizing debut. With the sense of a more accessible and less intimidating Colin Stetson, the Norwegian explores all the nooks and crannies of the sax. Surrender is the man’s first full-length but it’s packed with warm sounds, the clicking o...view item »


Graham Massey & Umut Çağlar
Kicked From The Stars

Hell of a pairing here, between free-improvising jazz musician Umut Caglar, from the band Konstrukt, and Graham Massey, from 808 State. How did that work? you might wonder. Well, wonder no more! After a ten day residency, the duo (plus Gnod’s Paddy...view item »


Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson
Live At L' Etrange Festival 2004 - The Art Of Mirrors (Homage To Derek Jarman)

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson was a musical legend, one of the original members of Throbbing Gristle and an innovative musician in his own right. This live recording is an homage to the short film by Derek Jarman. The Art of Mirrors. Recorded before the end of Coil in 2004 and captured here on double vinyl....view item »


Kukangendai × Ryuichi Sakamoto
Zureru

Tokyo avant-jazz three-piece Kukangendai join forces with the one and only Ryuichi Sakamoto for a special collaborative release. Zureru...view item »


Yximalloo
The Best of Yximalloo 1

Yximalloo is a guy who used to manage Yellow Magic Orchestra, but has been busy doing his own thing for many years. ‘His own thing’ tends to equate to weird and warped versions of techno, psych and much besides, but really we shou...view item »


About Group
RAK

Looks like Charles Hayward's escaped but with new drummer Rupert Clervaux here are more rhythmic jams from the 'super' group who also contain John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack) and one Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. The press release compares it to Ege Bamyasi era Can ...view item »


Luc Ferrari
L'Escalier Des Aveugles

The late Luc Ferrari composed L’Escalier des Aveugles (The Stairway Of The Blind) for Spanish National Radio as part of 1990’s European Day Of Music. Over a musical landscape that takes in everything from lopsided electroacoustic composition to sky-scraping ambiences, six actors speak in order to gu...view item »


48 Cameras
Chosen Songs

48 Cameras are a musical collective spread throughout Belgium, UK and Netherlands. Their music is varied and due to the way they work, some members have never even met each other. This has been going on since 1984. Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza, Andy Cairns of Therapy? and Swans...view item »


Sarah Davachi
All My Circles Run

The vast soundworld of Sarah Davachi expands a little further with All My Circles Run, her second LP of the year after the stunning modular portraits of Dominions. While that record continued to investigate Davachi's juxtaposition of straight-up tone drone and rippling, Radigu...view item »


MAAT
The Next

'The Next' is a compilation of works by MAAT - German artist Dörte Marth AKA Xyramat who has been active since the early '80s creating her visionary experimental/electronic music. Spencer Clark has been hugely inspired ber her work, particularly for his creations as Fourth World Magazine and Typhonian Highlife. He's curated a fine...view item »


Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem
Vous et Nous

The 1977 collaborative LP between avant-garde luvvies Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem gets reissued by Kythibong (The Healthy Boy, Deerhoof). There’s an awful lot going on on Vous et Nous. Everything from French medieval music to post-...view item »


ElpH vs Coil
Worship The Glitch

More Coil!!! If you like the stuff they do on purpose but feel like you're missing out on their accidents, then this is the release for you. ElpH as it turns out is not another artist, but the name they gave to the spirit causing their equipment to glitch. And on Worship the Glitch, they do just that. ...view item »


Aaron Dilloway
The Gag File

One day I received a text message from friend and former Norman Records employee Brian who was at the time at the great Tusk Festival in the North of England. It read “Aaron Fucking Dilloway! It’s like a fucking Francis Bacon painting coming to life”. Laughed my ass off. I’ve still not been...view item »


Evan Parker
The Snake Decides

Phenomenal work from free jazz legend Evan Parker, a figure who has consistently wrestled with the heart of form. ‘The Snake Decides’ has this kinetic restlessness that won’t let up. Recorded in St Paul's Church, Oxford, this is a seminal work that’s free but not without thought or process. Reissued by Ot...view item »


Thurston Moore
Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv

Klangfarbenmelodie….And The Colourist Strikes Primitiv by Thurston Moore was originally released in the same year as his Psychic Hearts album. In the Sonic Youth timeline that’s in between Washing Machine and A Thousand Leaves. It’s also in a time before people ...view item »


Iannis Xenakis
Persepolis

Having previously returned Xenakis’ La Légende d'Eer to vinyl, Berlin’s Karlrecords tackle the Greek composer's 1971 electroacoustic masterpiece. Commissioned by the Shah of Persia, it’s been unavailable on vinyl for decades, with CD editions often abbreviated. This is a new mix from Xen...view item »


Hanno Leichtmann
Nouvelle Aventure

Ever the innovator, Thomas Herbst’s Karlrecords (Iannis Xenakis, John Cage) release a new LP from Hanno Leichtmann...view item »


Senyawa
Sujud

Who wouldn’t love Senyawa, the duo from Indonesia who combine traditional Indonesian folklore and music with black metal vocals, noise textures, and all manner besides. Sujud is their new record, and features a specially home-built guitar as well as Rully Shabara’s incredible vocals. On Subl...view item »


Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
The Recounting Of Night Time

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project are an enigmatic entity to say the least - their sound equally as mysterious as its creators. In many ways, they are sonic archaeologists, but where the conventional role of the archaeologist is to reassemble elements of the past to confirm facts or achieve historical clarity, Fossil Aerosol Mining Project smudge, s...view item »


Eliane Radigue
Geelriandre / Arthesis

Travelling the world to play infinite early ambient/drone compositions at universities and museums, Eliane Radigue is one of the first pioneers of drone. Her works Geelriande and Arthesis are seemingly endless, patient, content to remain in a constant state of being. And now, for the first time, released on vin...view item »


Charlemagne Palestine
DingggDongggDinggg vs. SingggSonggSinggg

Stuffed toys and carillons? That’ll be the singular Charlemagne Palestine, then. DingggDongggDinggg vs. SingggSonggSinggg is here on a new imprint, Matière Mémoire, and a pretty stunning work for any fan of Charles Pal or music for bells in general. He sings along to the rattling, sumptuous timbres o...view item »


Roger Doyle
Oizzo No

The Irish composer’s ultra-rare 1975 debut is a wonderland of head-spinning tape collage, densely dissonant strings, and woozily detuned pianos, where uilleann pipes meet the avant garde. There’s a strong Uncle Meat-era Mothers of Invention flavour in the copious tape-speed manipulation, tricksy melodies and echoes o...view item »


Harry Partch
Delusion Of The Fury (A Ritual Of Dream And Delusion)



Oliver Kearns
Amelioration

Pianist and field recordist Oliver Kearns has spun together a number of different threads to form the 67 minute Amelioration. An album that completely washes over you, before slowly revealing it's depth and variety. The space within its ambience is made real by free jazz inspired drumming. On A...view item »


Bridget Hayden
Pure Touch Only From Now On, They Said So.

Released on 9th September 2018 to coincide with a new moon. This one’s a real gem - a plaintive, lachrymose, arcane classic in the making… I’m not sure my B grade GCSE English skills are quite up to articulating just how profoundly moving and devastatingly gorgeous this record is. ‘Pure Touch Only From Now O...view item »


Ian William Craig
Thresholder

Ian William Craig is always very welcome round these parts, and Thresholder, the man’s first album in eighteen months, demonstrates why. Those tape machines of his are put to work in the construction of an eleven-track, forty-minute sound environment. Deep and gorgeous smeared ambience, on FatCat sub-label 130701....view item »


Edward Ka-Spel, Steven Stapleton, Colin Potter, Quentin Rollet
Man Who Floated Away / The Closer You Are To The Center, The Further You Are From The Edge

The names responsible for this record may be familiar to some listeners from Nurse With Wound, and indeed these musicians make up a significant part of that group’s rotating roster (in particular the main maestro Steve Stapleton. Man Who Floated Away / The Closer You Are To The Center, The Fur...view item »


Nurse With Wound
Ci-Gît d'Antonin Artaud / To Another Awareness

No one finer than Steven Stapleton - a.k.a. Nurse With Wound - when it comes to transplanting the ethos of surrealism to music. ‘To Another Awareness’ is fifteen minutes of previously unreleased material that finds Stapleton exploring the murkier end of his ambient tendencies. Suffice to say it’s another essent...view item »


Coil presents Black Light District
A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

More Coil re-issues and this is from 1996 when  Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance were joined by Drew McDowall but rather than being the 'poochie' of the show, the new name helped the group take a left turn back to the more avant garde pursuits and experimental electronics. ...view item »


Current 93
Thunder Perfect Mind

A double LP reissue for one of the classic Current 93 LP's which every Tibet loving fan (David, not the region) will want in their collection. As with all C93 releases Tibet's vocal is the driving force, so as always if you are averse to his unique sytle this is not going to win you over. It's a pretty gentle affair, with lulling guitar and vari...view item »


Lionel Marchetti + Cat Hope (Performed by Decibel)
The Last Days Of Reality

Famed avant-garde composers Cat Hope and Lionel Marchetti have some of their work performed by Decibel on this new Room40 ...view item »


Fabio Orsi
Motel A Tre Stelle

Slight change of pace from Fabio Orsi here. We’re used to the Italian composer giving us records of atmospheric drone. He hasn’t completely abandoned that on Motel A Tre Stelle...view item »


Domiziano Maselli
Ashes

One of the most compelling things music can do is tell a story, and it's a story you'll find among Domiziano Maselli's Ashes. Noise and static gives way to throbbing bass which is joined by momentous drums. It's difficult not to imagine a journey when listening to this. And like any good journey, the j...view item »
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LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society)
35 S. Raymond Street

Italian label Alga Marghen (Walter Marchetti, Charlemagne Palestine) release a retrospective that focuses on the Los Angeles Free Music Society art space/music studio/commune. Though the LAFMS was a relatively short fling in the mid-70’s, the spot at 35 S. Raymond Stre...view item »


Olivia Block
132 Ranks

Personally, I am of the opinion that anything by Olivia Block immediately deserves serious attention, but in case you need convincing… Block is a maestro of blurring the boundaries between acoustic and electronic sound, and on 132 Ranks she achieves this in live performance. This is a recording o...view item »
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Scanner
Mass Observation (Expanded)

Originally released in 1994, the Mass Observation LP was Robin Rimbaud's groundbreaking record as Scanner. Part of a wider interest and study in surveillance -- very relevant in today's climate, with a society obsessed with virtual media, Big Brother and Love Island -- this previously unreleased and expanded edition inc...view item »


Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Ke I Te Ki

Sound artists Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda, first performed Ke i Te Ki in 2015 in New York. The pair built a series of sounds above field recordings, drones and further sound distortions. In Japanese, Ke i Te Ki is the sound of an alarm warning of a hazard. The name was chosen by the pair to remind...view item »


Erik Griswold
Yokohama Flowers

Room40 (Merzbow, Lawrence English) drop an LP of piano explorations by label favourite Erik Griswold. The phrase ‘prepared p...view item »


Tomasz Bednarczyk
Illustrations For Those Who

Tomasz Bednarczyk returns with his first new album in nearly a decade. In a past decade, Tomasz made a series of ambient recordings that placed antique technologies alongside pastoral tones and timbres and then moved onto more streamlined, techno-centred releases. Adopting a new angle on his more atmospheric works lately, 'Illus...view item »


Steve Reich
Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint

Lots of ways to evoke trains in music. We could scarce forget Lord Buckley’s ‘The Train’ from ‘69, and Kraftwerk did a splendid synthetic job in ‘77 with ...view item »


Arthur Russell
Calling Out of Context

This was the album that started the re-assessment of Arthur Russell's life and work. It compiled previously unreleased and unheard work from Arthur's enormous archive and featured tracks written and recorded between '85 and '90. Now here's the re-issue, spread over to 2LP for maximum sound clarity.   ...view item »


Jac Berrocal, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay
Ice Exposure

Jac Berrocal, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay return to Blackest Ever Black (Carla Dal Forno...view item »


Stine Janvin
Fake Synthetic Music

Norwegian composer and performer Stine Janvin enters PAN’s labyrinth with new album Fake Synthetic Music. Mainly for voice and delay, the album tests what can be done...view item »


Bjarni Gunnarsson
Lueur

Not gonna lie, the heart of this particular description writer sinks when he gets a record in by an ‘Icelandic sound artist/composer’. You can thank the Olafur Arnaldses and Sigur Roses of this world for eroding any confidence he once had in that particular phrase. As such, his hopes weren’t hi...view item »


Federico Durand
Pequeñas Melodías

Argentina’s Frederico Durand (12k, Home Normal, Spekk, White Paddy Mountain) offers up a suite of heartwarming, lo-fi somnolambient melodies and sound design, accompanied by the photography of Albarrán Cabrera, for IIKKI. Plenty of hiss, grainy warmth and trickling sample delays courtesy of eurorack...view item »


Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe

A very weird coincidence occurred a couple of months back that sorta freaked me out a little. I'd been recently listening to a compilation called ‘Women In Electronic Music’ and heard a track called ‘Appalachian Grove I’ by Laurie Spiegel. I had heard some of her music previously but not this track and so I dec...view item »


David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability

The man once dubbed the Most Beautiful Man In The World...and ...er.. David Sylvian collaborated way back in the mid '80s on these two LPs in Can's home place of Koln in bleak midwinter. At the time record companies weren't bothered about such esoteric collaborations so now is a good time to revisit what the pai...view item »


Current 93
The Stars On Their Horsies

Current 93 continue their near-40 year experimental musical journey by scoring a pair of group founder and only constant member, David Tibet’s recent nightmares. Their umpteenth album, The Stars On Their Horsies is one long song clocking in at precisely 39 minutes and 39 seconds. CD on The Spheres. ...view item »


Maria Monti
Il Bestario

A true cult classic if ever there was one, Maria Monti is an actress who also made super intense, wildly avant-garde music spanning folk, pop, cabaret and more. Il Bestario is a twist and a turn at every corner, both beautifully pastoral and abrasively clashing. Its reissue via Unseen Worlds has ambient lord ...view item »


Richard Dawson
Peasant

The new album from Richard Dawson is a notable new epic from the Tyneside master, featuring more guest musicians than ever before. Peasant’s songs are all set in the pre-medieval north-east, with each title naming a figure: ‘Weaver’, ‘Herald’, ‘Beggar’. It’s the most fully...view item »


This Heat
Deceit

This Heat remain one of the most unique and remarkable bands in existence, and it is a joy to see their catalogue being reissued on vinyl for the first time! Deceit is a paranoid, blast of Cold War, post-punk creativity, moving from eerie creep to the ecstatic flare of ‘SPQR’ and the howl of ‘Makeshift...view item »


Terry Riley
In C

This is one of the works and recordings that put minimalism on the map. Riley's In C has been called the The Rite of Spring of our time. This first recording led the way to the many other versions that appeared but this is the first and the best. Since this landmark recording, there have been other noteworthy versions. I heard an interesting one...view item »


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