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Jozef Van Wissem
It's Time for You to Return

The dark, lute-driven folk of Josef Van Wissem found its place on the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch's most recent evil vampire movie, but now it steps out on its own on this record where he seemingly thinks it's a good idea to rebrand himself as a vicar. These nine works see him working at a lethargic and mesmerising pace that entrances the listener. While based formally around Wissem as a lutenist, it also sees him as something of a conductor, with Jarmusch joining on guitar and Yasmine Hamdan on vocals.
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Tlaotlon / Katie Gately
Split Series #23

These two rising artists share their playful and cerebral experiments with all on a dynamic 12" split for FatCat -- where pop songs go to meet an untimely end. Katie Gately meshes together found sounds with melodic precision, calling to mind the chilling ambience and resounding beauty of Julia Holter's 'Loud City Song'. Meanwhile, Tlaotlon offers bombastic IDM that makes you believe without exposition.

Lviv
Transmission One

Supposedly named after a Western Ukraine town, presumably in affectionate sympathy for the country's ongoing woes and struggle, this is a collaboration between Gareth Hardwick, Dan Layton & David Stockwell and some cinemaphiliac bods Kneel Before Zod. There's not a great deal of information I can muster up about this enigmatic unit other than they are enjoy putting on multi-media spectacles in the live arena and the sounds are of the "dark drone" variety. The only music for the decaying inert mess that is currently this country I suppose?

Spunk
Adventura Botanica

The lovely named Spunk are a quartet from Norway that formed in 1995. Apparently Norway’s most innovative musicians, they are best known for their combination of talents that focus on vocal experiments, improvisation and instrumental aptitude. ‘Adventura Botanica’ engages in tropical textures and impulsive experimentalism that ranges from modern composition and free jazz. 
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Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi
Red Hill

An impressive quartet of free-expressive outsiders assemble here for an LP of intuitive fluid tranquility and aggressive skronk'n'plink free jazz. Avant-garde trumpet legend Wadada Leo Smith is central here, with Slobber Pup bandmates Jamie Saft, Joe Morris and the remarkable Hungarian percussionist Balasz Pandi fill the rest of the slots on keys, upright bass and drums respectively.
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Various
Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik

'Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik' offers scuzzy and mysterious ramblings from Felix Kubin inc. This time around he's gone out of his way to curate a compilation of speculatively DIY, amateurish and home-made recordings from Germany in the 1980s. This one's calling out for fans of mangled krautrock. 

Various
The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century

This dual CD collection on LTM gathers together a cross section of the most prominent contemporary composers of the last century in America. Featuring Morton Feldman, Charles Ives and John Cage, the bastions of classical oddballery are showcased in their prime, including Cage's full Sonatas and Interludes.
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Human Greed
World Fair

On his fifth record as Human Greed, Michael Begg continues to obsess and fantasize over the cruellest of themes, this time focusing on death, both on a personal and cosmic level. Influenced by 16th century composition, the record experiments with minimal sounds and chilling spoken poems; on "Waiting In A Car", he juxtaposes primitive keys with barely heard chimes and ascending strings which climax around vocal samples.
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The Thomas Family
Dub Variations

Daniel Thomas and David Thomas are The Thomas Family, although confusingly they're not actually related. 'Dub Variations' is their first release under this moniker but they've worked together before as Hagman and TST and they also have three record labels between them, which seems a bit excessive for a duo but I'm not here to judge. Dave made some solo sketches on a modular synth, Dan made some field recordings in Hong Kong, and those sounds became the basis for this album of hypnotically rhythmic dub-inspired ambient textures.
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Kink Gong
Gongs

Audio archivist Laurent "Kink Gong" Jeanneau is back with a new LP, a companion piece to this year's 'Gongs of Cambodia & Laos' collection which examined the various timbres and tones of gong orchestras of South East Asia. On 'Gongs' he takes this material and manipulates it into warped, deconstructed and distorted shapes, using computer modification alongside his sound collage and acoustic recordings.
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Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino
Live At Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Avant noisemaker Keiji Haino joins forces with the equally warped visions of Zeitkratzer once more, the group responsible for bringing Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music' to life as an on-stage arrangement. On 'Live At Jahrhunderthalle Bochum', Haino ditches his putrid noise extravagances, refusing to use any electronics unless they're amplifying his voice. The music is minimal so that Haino's unique voice can be zoned in on.
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The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century

This ongoing archival project attempts to introduce a new wave of listeners to the composers that helped subvert expectations and show the middle finger to classical norms in France through the 20th century. It compiles artists such as Claude Debussy and Erike Satie (often thought to have produced some of the earliest "ambient" pieces with his piano work), as well as the composers who were only really in it so they could fuck shit up. Mr. Toilet himself -- also known as Duchamp -- is present, along with Desnos and Picabia. 'The French Avant-Garde In The 20th Century' shows how classical music started to metamorphose. 
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Braen Raskovich
Abnormal Sensations

This full length is the work of a trio of musicians, known by their aliases of Raskovich, Braen and Kema. They banded together back in 1973 to create 'Abnormal Sensations', a record that unitl now has been lost. The record fuses together avant-garde sounds resembling funk that's been abstracted and taken out of context. Kema's contribution is found in performing vocals without lyrics, adding to the uneasy drone aesthetic that permeates 'Abnormal Sensations'. Described as "freak funk", this record is not to be missed for those who enjoy being freaked out by new genres.
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Family Fodder
Just Love Songs

‘Just Love Songs’ is a vinyl exclusive featuring 11 love songs by London collective Family Fodder. Often neglected and still existing within a veil of mystery, Family Fodder are perhaps best known for their oddball hit ‘Dinosaur Sex’ which is still considered a post-punk classic today. Limited to 500 copies, the songs have been collected from previous Family Fodder recordings, but with the omission of instrumentals, dubs and solos. This is the first time these songs have been released on vinyl, and you can expect all kinds of love here: from nostalgic love to the love of the unknown and unfamiliar, ‘Just Love Songs’ is essential listening for any loved-up music fan. 
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Gail Ghimp
Fire / Failure Soundtrack

Experimental sample-based soundtrack by Abigail Rosa Ghimp. Recorded around 2000, and released at the time only on a small number of cassettes, this album almost never saw the light of day. Then, tragically, Gail Ghimp died of a heart attack in 2012 at the age of just 30, and these unique recordings were finally unearthed. The original vibe has been preserved by releasing this on cassette, just how it was intended. Limited to just 60 copies. 
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Bang! Bros.
12/12/12

The Bang! Bros are a free and avant and all things nice jazz duo consisting of Mark Johnson and Adam Foam. They made this record as part of the stupidest and greatest deadline ever, touring twelve cities over twelve hours on... you know... the twelth of December, two thousand twelve. This record is a 12". The duo's free jazz is slightly off the grid, focusing on electronics and drum patterns rather than acoustic instruments. 
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Ogni Dove
Ogni Dove


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Ingrid Schmoliner
карлицы сюита

Here's a dramatic album of prepared piano pieces by Ingrid Schmoliner, a conceptual suite of pieces inspired by the pagan goddess Percht. The entire piece is presented without any overdubs or electronic manipulation, ranging from heady rhythmic atmospherics to whalesong-aping bowed strings to feverish spiraling and finally some meditative ebow drift.
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Dan'l Boone
Dan'l Boone

Dan'l Boone is an experimental outlet for a number of proficient indie and noise musicians: Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux, Nate Young of Wolf Eyes, Alex Moskos of Drainolih and Charles Ballas of Formant. This self-titled record is considered by the band to be their most abstract work, bringing together electronics, acoustic percussion and even some clarinet. 'Dan'l Boone' is a sprawling work from a strange little super-group. 
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Seth Cluett
Forms of Forgetting

Actual art, but in a record. If that sounds up your alley, this could be the disc for you. Seth Cluett describes himself as an artist, performer and musician. He plays a load of different instruments, some of which he made himself, and he is very heavy on concepts, experimentation and utilizing a variety of techniques to make music. This has to do with losing, then finding attention in music. Or something. Oh I don't know, buy it anyway. The sleeve looks like a wall. 
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Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh Trio / Oren Ambarchi & Matt Skitz Sanders
Split


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Astral Social Club / Glockenspiel
Smash Crater #1/Assorted PCP


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Neg Fi
Unmergency

Experimental and deeply unsettling guitar innovators that always play proudly out of tune and sound like they'd like to meet Glenn Branca, Neg Fi have put together a new collection of dissonant nuggets with 'Unmergency'. As always, their instrumental compositions are as understated as they are angular, never stepping much over the three minute maximum. Recommended for fans of post-punk and noise rock, but without any trace of the human element. 
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Neg Fi
Mid Side


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Matthew Collings
Silence Is A Rhythm Too

Matthew Collings is a Scottish-based composer. Not only being a solo recording and live artist, he collaborates regularly with artists from all kinds of fields including musicians (Ben Frost, Dag Rosenqvist from Jasper TX, Denovali label mate Talvihorros, Christos Michalakos or Euan Mcmeeken with whom he forms the duo Graveyard Tapes), dancers and filmmakers. His music can be roughly described as 'an elemental whorl of electro-acoustic (de)composition' (Boomkat.com), ranging from tiny delicate moments of intimacy to all consuming noise. Stepping away from song-like structures, which filled his previous record, “Splintered Instruments”, creates more spacious sounds and evokes the impression of time stretched through the three dimensions. Featuring brass ensembles and a string quartet the instruments and sounds are full of cracks, breath, embedding rough materials informed by luscious intentions. Real instruments and real acoustic spaces are used as much as possible during the production such as the electronics, were played out into concert halls and large rooms and re-recorded. “Silence Is A Rhythm Too” keeps an eye on the small textural details as it is about harmony and physicality in the moment where silence and noise meet.   CD:digipak. Vinyl: thick sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves, 180g vinyl, different vinyl colours, free download. Tracks: 01. Stills 02. Everything you love will end up of the breeze 03. Cicero 04. Toms 05. I am made of endless hours 06. Silence is a rhythm too

Paul Baran
The Other

Paul Baran's brand of politically charged electro-acoustic is on full display with 'The Other', his new record for Fang Bomb. Baran brings together white noise, muffled rhythms and eerie vocal samples together into a peculiar type of avant-garde you could just about dance to. It's terrifying experimental work -- but there are beats, too. 
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Octagrape
Emotional Oil


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Aeolipile
Glut / Paused Pregnancy

Aeolipile is comprised of three voluntarily underground noisemakers: elusive tape hiss lover Jason Williams playing sax, bassist Tom Roberts and jazz doom maverick Andy Pyne on drums. They play some sort of... genre, but we're not supposed to know what it is. They call it free-jazz, but they might be lying: whatever it is, it's rather chaotic. Would you have it any other way?
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Kellar
Sunrise City Flux / Exit via Ocean

Kellar are a trio who make an unholy racket by improvising, largely through guitar compositions backed with a good dosage of fuzz and some idiosyncratic drumming. They bring to mind the best bands who didn't give a fuck and treated their tracks more as loose experimental vignettes than actual structured songs: think Glenn Branca playing made-up chords while Faust do weird things in the backdrop. This 7" shows off Kellar's abstract leanings.
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Map 71
Standing / Specimen

Map 71 is the collaborative venture of poet Lisa Jayne and drummer Andy Pyne (Medicine & Duty, Kellar, Black Neck Band). Unsettling and murky, the lyrically nightmarish and musically harsh synth vibe of the A-side is complimented by a quieter and more relaxed flipside. Available on 7" vinyl on Foolproof Projects. 
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Noel Akchote
Gesualdo: Madrigals for Five Guitars

French guitarist Akchoté is best known for his many collaborations, noteably with Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and Lol Coxhill. However, more recently he has developed a fascination with medieval / Rennaissance music. Here, he has assembled five electric guitarists to tackle Rennaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo's madrigals, exchanging the traditional lute for a more modern twist. Polyphonictastic! 
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Alien Ensemble
Alien Ensemble

Attempting to contact other intelligent life forms with the Alien Ensemble. Their self-titled record is the bands own take on improvised music. Taking ideas and concepts from the history of jazz, their sound blends Gil Evans-ish arranging techniques, Sun Ra harmonic forays and contemporary textures a la Brian Blade et al. This all acoustic group also stray into less abstract sounds of european folk and popular music territory. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Alien Transistor.

Yes Blythe
Initiate Screen Prevails

The follow up EP to Yes Blythe's Debut album 'Keep The Faith' first saw the light of day as a short run cassette release on the Gnod tape imprint Tesla Tapes. 'Initiate Screen Prevails' is finally being given a vinyl release on Sacred Tapes. Not only the first Vinyl release for the label, kicking off an offshoot SAC-R series, but also a first vinyl release for the artist.This 30 minute EP ranges from subtle layered field recordings to intense crushing noise created with depth and detail. The record comes packaged with printed fabric insert and risograph'd recycled card info sheet. Initially released as a limited run cassette on Tesla Tapes. All tracks written and recorded by Callum Higgins. Piano on Travel Nerves To Freedom written and performed by Callum Higgins, recorded by Michael Seal at Robert Arato studio in Ibiza. Mastered by Stephen Bishop (Basic House, Opal Tapes). Tracks: A. Travels Nerves to Freedom B. At Labyrinth Borne-Sun
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Three Legged Race
Rope Commercial Vol. 1

Prepare yourself for Three Legged Race aka Robert Beatty. Rope Commercial Vol. 1 is the first in its series from the musician, producer and artists. This record is full of pretty dense material, with Beatty exploring multiple textures, sounds and ideas. It's pretty experimental and the angular and jagged dissonance has a rather avant-garde flavour. Out on 12" vinyl from Underwater Peoples.

Tom Carter and Pat Murano
Four Infernal Rivers

This is a second collaboration between Charalambides man Tom Carter and No Neck Blues Band feller Pat Murano. The pair had already made an eponymous LP back in 2012 but have now colklaborated again, this time at Carter's place, passing musical ideas back and forth, forth and back. There are four lengthy improvisations using Carter's piercing, acid-lead guitars against Murano’s sympathetic synthesizer lines, the sounds of guitar, synthesizer and drum machine to dissolve into one another, often to the point where they seem to come from the same source. 
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Ensemble Economique
Melt Into Nothing

“Melt Into Nothing” is Ensemble Economique’s most lucid seance to date. The prolific Humboldt County musician has stripped layers off of his trademark haze but retained the beautiful desolation that’s earned him a rabid fanbase. The solo project of former Starving Weirdos member Brian Pyle, Ensemble Economique has crossed a land bridge from apocryphal world music and dusty soundtracks to gauzy 4AD-style atmospherics. Trellises of guitar embolden Pyle’s whispered, threadbare lyrics. On “Hey Baby”, the itinerant tone feels like an update on Neil Young’s stark and beautiful soundtrack for Jarmusch’s “Dead Man”. “Melt Into Nothing”, like that beautiful film music, evokes the great American expanse. Field recordings slip in and out of the mix. On “Fade for Miles”, Pyle’s adroit effects and backwards tape manipulation make the long trail on his vocals fade into waves on a rocky beach. CD: digipak. Vinyl: thick covers + thick printed inner sleeves, 180g vinyl, different vinyl colours, free download.
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Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers
ExcitoToxicity

The third studio album release from Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers. ExcitoToxicity ... an excess of most things, both mentally and physically, although exciting and pleasurable, can easily accelerate and rapidly become toxic ... on a cellular level, deadly. We have thrown caution to the wind and gone overboard on the quality of the 8 Panel DigiPak artwork design and packaging for this release ... why? ... Graham liked all Steven's proposed paintings for the album ... so Steven decided we should feature them all ... on a heavy board in full gloss, on a matte background.
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Shivers
Shivers


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Simon Frank
Double Image

Hot & Cold are a somewhat elusive duo operating mainly out of New Delhi and Beijing, and information about this new release by Simon Frank (one half of Hot & Cold) is scarce. All we know is that it was recorded in Toronto and New Delhi, that it will be "intense", and that keen listeners will hear hints of Suicide, ESG and Zhou Shouwang.
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clipping.
CLPPNG

clipping were one of the more experimental hip-hop artists. The West Coast three piece emerged from a project where they blended mainstream hip-hop with noisy electronics seemingly just for a laugh. Well it seems they were onto something and this, their debut emerged in 2014 and despite its abrasive nature and low key promotion it was extremely well received by critics as well as fans of both rap and harsh noise. Now there's a thing.  

John Wesseltoft / Okkyung Lee
Piper


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Nicola Ratti
Ossario Vol. 2

Through the use of sound generated from modular synthesizer, tapes and samples Ossario is a collection of ten separate and independent songs - in two volumes, available separately - introducing a new and radical composing method. The aim is to build some kind of musical skeletons designed not to be covered in flesh and tissues, but trying to reduce everything to the bone. This double release marks the end of the journey started with220 Tones (Die Schachtel, 2011) and continued with Streengs (Senufo Editions, 2012), focusing the research on the use of well-defined sound to be used now as a rhythmic element, now as en electronic impulse or eventually as a self-standing musical element. Simple sounds generated with magnetic tape saturation or electric pulses match with elements belonging to the language of techno music, shifting the focus away from its usual (and predictable) axis to a new (and eccentric) point of view.
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Petrels
The Silver Chimney Club / Wat Tyler

Droning through the British countryside, Petrels has finally remastered and released these two tracks on a physical medium. Clocking in at 17 and 22 minutes respectively, The Silver Chimney Club/Wat Tyler are two songs that tell a noisy story. Recommended for fans of long, slow ambient and intense drone. Pressed on 180gr vinyl.
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Deison & Mingle
Everything Collapse[d]

Straight from the Italian drone and noise scene comes a collaboration from Deison & Mingle. Droning onwards, ever onwards, in an unpleasant and paranoid soundscape where no human emotion is safe, these two Italians have taken it upon themselves to share, with us, what is left after Everything Collapse[d]. And it ain’t much.

connect_icut
Small Town by the Sea

Dropping field recordings over simple and pleasant beats, connect_icut’s newest release should be both accessible and enticing to a broad audience. WIth layers and structures slowly peeling away and revealing themselves through the ethereal pads, Small Town is sure to please the existent fans and create a few new ones.

Nastro
Terzo Mondo

Third album titled ‘Third World’ in Italian from Nastro, Manuel Cascone and Francesco Petricca. Limited edition. This avant-garde album of spastic sound played on a huge range of electronic instruments and voice was recorded live, along with other-worldly percussion create a disjointed but beautiful post-punk, psychedelic and noise infused soundscape.

Graham Lambkin
Came to Call Mine

The godfather of musique concrete -- or some weird relative on its endless family tree, anyway -- is Graham Lambkin. Away from the music, though, he is a proficient artist, and he delivers Came to Call Mine as proof, a book that brings together his detailed sketches with written expositions.  These images conjure both human experiences with those things we keep estranged from our lives.
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Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Live On Planet Earth

The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra is one of Alien Transistor’s craziest and biggest acts, always going their own path, somehow defining a route between the 18 of them. Known for their work on label buddies the Notwist’s work, they also draw their own weight: Live On Planet Earth was recorded live and is mysterious and catchy.
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The Alvaret Ensemble
Skeylja

A collaboration between Dutch Frysians and Icelanders, Skeylja is a soft, haunting collection of songs that all seem to ooze the greyness of the North Sea. With horns that stir memories of ships passing by in the distance, this album will leave you in weary nostalgia for the lonely lighthouse where you spent so many winters by yourself, writing solemn poems in Frysian.

Kronos Quartet
A Thousand Thoughts

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of legendary string quartet Kronos Quartet, A Thousand Leaves is a wide-ranging compilation of works from their vast oeuvre of reinterpretations. Covering a vast geographical range these 15 pieces go a long way to showcasing their talents and eclectic tastes. A fantastic entry point and a boon for fans. Out on CD from Nonesuch.

Lydia Lunch
Retrovirus

Retrovirus is a career-spanning (1977 to present) live set from Lydia Lunch. The tour that spawned the set featured a band made up of Weasel Walter on guitar, Algis Kizys, who has played with Swans and Foetus, on bass and original Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert. Retrovirus is available on vinyl LP and CD.

Chris Connelly
Forgiveness & Exile

The Scottish singer-songwriter drifts ever further from his industrial roots (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface) with this song cycle concerning the experiences of immigrants in the United States. The album nevertheless retains the confrontational realism characteristic of industrial music, with Connelly turning an unflinching eye on painful reality, even as he swathes the songs in dark blue atmospheres with the aid of co-producers Ben Vida (Town & Country, Bird Show) and Tim Kinsella. Features guest contributions from Current 93 founder and Durtro boss David Tibet and Garbage’s Shirley Manson among others.
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Anla Courtis
Cassetopia


Eugene Skeef & Rae Howell
Heavy Forest Air

Eugene Skeef and Rae Howell recorded this collaborative piece live at the Rolston Recital Hall at The Banff Centre, Alberta in Canada. In a room full of percussion instruments, the project began as a three month study of winter musics. Recorded by Jared Miller, the three collaborators have produced something wonderfully unique. CD.
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Bill Horist / Jakob Riis
The Cessation Elegy


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Asmus Tietchens
Der fünfte Himmel

Listening to Der Funfte Himmel, or the fifth heaven, makes you wonder what kinda guy wrote this stuff. Based on the collection of weird yet sometimes subliminal minimalist themes that trickle through the noise, you feel a natural born multitasker has released a record that was all about doing exactly what he wanted. And that is exactly what Asmus Tietchens has done.

Asmus Tietchens
Nachtstücke

Back when synthesizers were still machines and computers were still guys doing calculations, Asmus Tietches aimed his binoculars through the fourth dimensions across time, to the fertile fields of electronic music. Recorded in the 1970s, Nachtstücke are challenging and reissued as pure as can be.

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz
The Shape Of Doomjazz To Come + Saxophone Giganticus

You’ll be pleased to hear that The Shape Of Doomjazz To Come + Saxophone Giganticus by Free Nelson Mandoomjazz sounds pretty much as you’d expect ‘doomjazz’ to. Relatively traditional jazz passages (but with heavy bass) lurch into grinding metal with wild saxophone over the top. I also applaud the group for seemingly interrupting their own band name.

Bronze
World Arena


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Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall
Monstrance

This 2013 crusher from Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall comes back around to squash us all over again. Originally issued on Touch and now reissued on Nordwall's own iDEAL Recordings imprint, mastered at EMS, Stockholm and now with new artwork by Philip Marshall. This collaboration had the duo recording back in 2010 in Einstürzende Neubauten’s Berlin studio where they used drums, guitars and electronics to manifest a truly heavyweight, menacing sound that the likes of Emptyset would later go on to pursue.
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James Plotkin & Paal Nilssen-Love
Death Rattle

Paal Nilssen-Love, with his impossible drumming powers, joins intense guitarist James Plotkin on this Run Grammofon release. Death Rattle is anything but, with both improvisers firing on all cylinders. Plotkin often takes the lead, his beefed-up guitar pushing through the centre as Nilssen-Love’s drums explode all around him.

People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz
Moon Magic


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Cabaret Voltaire
Drinking Gasoline

Cabaret Voltaire are up to no good, as per usual. Drinking Gasoline originally surfaced in 1985 and featured four of the industrial ditties that made up the group’s Gasoline In Your Eye cassette. This reissue sees the tunes remastered and beefed up by the inclusion of a DVD that features some promo videos. And what do the songs sound like? Well, they sound like the bloody ‘80s, don't they.

Various
Framework Seasonal - Issue #4: Spring 2013

Framework Seasonal is a regular series of collections of field recordings, and here is the edition for Spring 2013. Some of these tracks / pieces / recordings are presented ‘straight’ and unadorned, others use the recordings as the starting point for other approache. Artists include Francisco López.
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Given
Piano Improvisations / Electrical Interferencies

Very limited (50 copies) CDr release from Given, aka Italian Dona Basile. Basile’s practice is broad, encompassing all manner of musics, up to and including Drum & Bass. Here though, he turns to the piano, for a series of improvisations. Surprisingly melodic, at least in comparison with most of the improvising I usually listen to...
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Gabriel Saloman
Solider's Requiem


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Papillon
Papillon


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zydol
Triumph of the Will

60 minutes of noisy, distorted, lo-fi, naïve Musique concrète/ tape music. Black sonics from the void > An obsession with the fragility of existence. B-side is the A-side in reverse. Edition of 23 copies. Tracks: A: Is There a Heaven?  29:29 B: ?nevaeH a erehT sI  29:29 cataclyst.net | zydol.tumblr.com
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