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Visions & Phurpa
Monad

Apparently (and disappointingly) not a DJ Screw-style chopping and screwing of the back catalogue of Mission Of Burma, the 100th release from Berlin imprint Cyclic Law is a coming-together between label boss Visions and shamanic Russian choir Phurpa. The combination of droning throat-song, portentous ambiences and post-rock soundscapes makes Monad a creepy, stirring listen.
  • CD (100th Cycle)

Infinite Music
A Tribute To La Monte Young

The music of La Monte Young: minimalist, transcendental, timeless. Well, now a trio of talented people have channelled LMY to make Infinite Music - A Tribute To La Monte Young. Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3), Etienne Jaumet and Celine Wadier got together to perform an evocative live rendition of this music at Teatro Maria Matos on Lisbon. It's now available for all to experience, on the format of a magenta tinted vinyl LP. On Fire records.
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP527X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • CD (FIRECD527)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 1

The legendary Klaus Schulze and his similarly synth-toting pal Pete Namlook loved their Pink Floyd, like any good psychedelic travellers would, and they carried this inspiration over to their Dark Side Of The Moog series. These ain’t covers though: the material here on Volume One is space-synth ambient music on an epic scale. Double LP release from Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2101)

Fabio Orsi
Just For A Thrill

Some slow cleaners from Fabio Orsi. Just For A Thrill is the new full length offering from the Italian producer. On this one he melds expansive electronics and synths with field recordings to blur the lines between organic and artificial to the point where you're not sure which is which. Definitely one for the Eno heads. Out on CD from Home Normal.
  • CD (homen062)
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C. Diab
Exit Rumination

Previously wowing us with No Perfect Wave, his emotive and pop-oriented drone vignette record (recorded by opera-looper Ian William Craig), the wondrous C. Diab returns with Exit Rumination. Here he offers more lovely, mountainous music to stare into a valley with. Guitars, trumpets and tapes for fans of those things used out of context.
  • Vinyl LP (INJA008)

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 2

The legendary Klaus Schulze and his similarly synth-toting pal Pete Namlook loved their Pink Floyd, like any good psychedelic travellers would, and they carried this inspiration over to their Dark Side Of The Moog series, of which this is Volume Two. Subtitled A Saucerful of Ambience, this is another colossal slab of Schulzetastic space-synth magic. Double LP release from Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2102)

Steve Reich
Pulse / Quartet

Steve Reich’s office has a huge portrait of Steve Reich looking down benevolently on Steve Reich. Which is kind of like a Steve Reich piece, feeding off itself in a continuous loop. Where Quartet is full of energy and all over the place harmonically, Pulses is a more quiet work - especially for Reich standards. The end-result entrancingly oscillates between two poles - as we've come to expect from the minimal music mastermind.
  • Vinyl LP (0075597932454)
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  • CD (0075597932430)

Brian Chase
Drums & Drones II

Brian Chase is the drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but you may be surprised to learn that he has a serious sideline performing and composing in more avant-garde territory. Drums & Drones II is remarkable, with each piece focusing on one single drum but extracting an ocean of immersive sound. Just Intonation tuning and study with La Monte Young will do that. From In Context Music.
  • Vinyl LP (ICM015)

Scuba Death
The Worm At The Core

The name Scuba Death sounds like it belongs to some psych-rock group, but actually the name refers to a nearly-fatal experience that Brazilian composer Ricardo Donoso had while scuba diving. The brush with doom pushed him to express himself creatively: The Worm At The Core, an album centred around thunderstorm field recordings, is the latest chapter of the project. On Further Records.
  • Vinyl LP (FUR114)
  • Limited edition

Annapurna Illusion
Life Is An Illusion


  • Vinyl LP (LAUNCH043LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Rudi Arapahoe
Double Bind


  • CD
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Rare Form
Six Months in Hiding

This lavish release from Californian duo Rare Form features seven lengthy pieces that draw from drone, post-rock, noise music and witchy ambience. The alternation between wall-of-sound screeching and amber-suspended synths is particularly striking on twenty-minute centrepiece ‘The Road To Awe’. Both of the vinyl are different colours, and the drop also includes a lyric sheet, additional artwork and liner notes.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WTAR 001)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Pleq & Hiroki Sasajima
Witch-Hunt


  • CD single (ALM86)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

jffstnhs
Broken


  • CD
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Adam Stafford
Fire Behind The Curtain

Toad Records front this new record from the impressive Adam Stafford. Stafford claims influence from American minimalist composers as well as the likes of Meredith Monk and Michael Gordon for Fire Behind The Curtain. They come through on expertly crafted numbers such as ‘Zero Disruption’, a piece that fuses the arrangements of Sufjan Stevens, the sensibilities of Richard Dawson and guitar work similar to Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
  • Vinyl LP
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  • Limited edition

Joe Talia
Tint

'Tint' is the first album from Aussie native Joe Talia in over a decade, and it's a doozy. An electro-suite that brings together modular synths, Revox tape machines and slamming percussion (as is Talia's M.O.), this record veers between austere minimalism and extraordinary lushness, his dynamic free jazz revealing a playful spontaneity that's hard to resist.
  • Vinyl LP (BLACKTRUFFLE037)

Larkian
Dotted Drives And Drone Delays


  • Vinyl LP (DVX001)
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  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Klaus Schulze
La Vie Electronique Volume 1.1

Klaus Schulze - he of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel and … Klaus Schulze fame - has set to work putting his affairs in order in the past decade. La Vie Electronique Volume 1.1 is in fact the second volume in the LVE series, a run that brings together Schulze’s rarities in chronological order. Focussing on the fruitful period between 1970 and 1972, these studies, ditties and exercises prefigure so many of the great genre upheavals of the subsequent decade, particularly the advents of ambient, electroacoustic and New Age musics. This release is the first time that these tracks have made it to vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (OWS26)

Evan Caminiti
Meridian

You might well know Evan Caminiti from his work in droning guitar duo Barn Owl: this latest solo LP presents a more electronic side to his sound, working with synth systems. Deep caverns of tone and click, moving slowly forwards towards who-knows-what end. Meridian is released on CD and LP by Thrill Jockey.
  • Vinyl LP (THRILL393LP)
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Dustin Wong + Takako Minekawa + Good Willsmith
Exit Future Heart

I for one am extremely excited about this. Dustin Wong is the guitar knotter and looper known, in addition to his past service in noise rock band Ponytail, for making majestic records out of simple, riffed ideas. The ecstasy of his music will here be paired with noise pranksters Good Willsmith, who made an incredible, euphorically harsh record for Umor in Things Our Bodies Used to Have, along with the Casio tones of Takako Minekawa. An instant purchase for all the leftfields amongst you.
  • Vinyl LP (UR110LP)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Kali Malone
Cast Of Mind

Drones for synthesiser and woodwind. The lazy thing to do would be to compare Cast of Mind to Ellen Arkbro's excellent For Brass and Organ. But I am lazy, so I will. Where Arkbro focussed on the analogue Kali Malone, juxtaposes it with the digital, allowing for further exploration. On Hallow Ground.
  • Vinyl LP (HG1803)

Klaus Schulze
La Vie Electronique Volume 1.2

A further archival dose of synthesizer sound from Klaus Schulze, the hyper-productive German maestro. La Vie Electronique Volume 1.2 is a double LP set of rare (and even unreleased) material from Schulze’s early 70’s period, showcasing that beautiful organic Moog-work style. 2LP on One Way Static.
  • Vinyl Double LP (OWS27)

Celer
I Love You So Much I Can't Even Title This

Celer created I Love You So Much I Can’t Even Title This in 2008, using both analogue (tape) and digital (laptop) processing to utterly transform original sounds and samples of Samuel Barber’s compositions alike. Distant-sounding ambience with a weighty emotional heft to it: delicate and huge at the same time. Double LP on Infraction.
  • Vinyl Double LP (INFX 057 LP)
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  • Limited edition

JOHN 3:16
עשר

Philippe Gerber of Heat From A Deadstar and Eyryx has been concentrating on his John 3:16 solo output since, as well as collaborating with the likes of Eisenlager, Anthony Donovan, and Pas Musiqiue. עשר which is Hebrew for Ten continues his path down darkly ambient shoegaze rock with growing ominous swells. Comes with download code for 17 bonus tracks.
  • CD (ALRN066)
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  • Limited edition

Landing
Bells In New Towns

Landing have been at it for twenty years but 'Bells in New Towns' proves that they are still as strong as ever. They play a textured form of post rock, motorik kraut and blissed out shoegaze that is lush and shimmering bringing to mind other long running US outfits such as Yo La Tengo and Bardo Pond.  
  • Vinyl LP (EPR046LP)
  • CD (EPR046CD)

London Chamber Orchestra and Christopher Warren-Green
Minimalist: Adams / Glass / Reich

This LP on Warner Classics brings together the big names of listener-friendly minimalism: Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams. Plenty of interlocking patterns and bright, clean pulses to be enjoyed here. We have ‘Eight Lines’ by Reich, ‘Facades’ by Glass, and John Adams’ ‘Shaker Loops’.
  • Vinyl LP (0825646043781)

Stars Of The Lid
Gravitational Pull vs The Desire for an Aquatic Life

Gravitational Pull vs. the Desire for an Aquatic Life is, I have to say, a pretty fantastically appropriate title for a Stars of the Lid album. Captures the elemental, slow-moving feel of their drone compositions, not to mention their profound beauty. This is their second album, from 1996, on Kranky Records.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK020LP)
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Expo '70
Kinetic Tones

Kinetic Tones from Expo '70 is a continuation of the distinctive sound Justin Wright has pioneered across a decade long career. Minimal guitar drones are combined with feedback hum to create something both ambient and psychedelic. This record also has a unique feel because it was recorded without overdubs to analogue tape. Oaken Palace has pressed 500 of these on very limited bronze vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (OAK-008)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Phurpa
Sacred Sounds 18.12.16


  • Vinyl Double LP (OAK011)
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Om
Pilgrimage


  • CD (SUNN86)

Bee Mask
Elegy For Beach Friday


  • Vinyl LP (SP005)

Jonas Reinhardt
Conclave Surge

Electronic rhythm time courtesy of Jonas Reinhardt, who intends that this record to carry the vibrations of rituals and ceremonies. Conclave Surge is lovely propulsive listening, mixing fun-time synth and drum approaches with aspects of minimalism and industrial. It’s a heady brew, and it works! Limited vinyl edition of 300 on Deep Distance.
  • Vinyl LP (DD55)
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Distant Animals
Lines

Very intellectual drone from Distant Animals. Daniel Alexander Hignell is an artist, musician, and more. Lines is inspired by such greats of minimalism as La Monte Young and Morton Feldman. Most intriguingly, this comes with 4 postcards showing "land-art interventions" made during the creation of the album. Love a bit of interdisciplinary art me.
  • Vinyl LP (HG1804)

Kate NV
Для For

The latest release from RVNGIntl. is the second LP from Moscow sonic experimentalist Kate NV. Much like new label mates Visible Cloaks, Sugai Ken and Holly Herndon, Для For makes for a challenging but fun listen. There’s a psychotropic element to NV’s music that provides an easy access route to these playful sound portraits. Some of it recalls a more avant rendering of Glasser’s Ring. The eponymous track appeared on RVNGIntl.’s 2017 LQBTQI+ benefit LP Peaceful Protest.
  • Vinyl LP (RVNGNL50LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Mind Over Mirrors
Bellowing Sun

An incredibly ambitions album/installation from synthetisist Jaime Fennelly. The piece was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where it will be performed under a large spinning version of its artwork. It's a textural and rhythmic of the organic, and is every bit as psychedelic as that would imply.
  • Vinyl Double LP (POB040LP)
  • CD (POB040CD)

Kensington Gore
Hexagon

Stephen Wood and Scott Gubbels make up Kensington Gore, a duo who dabble in driving electronics, spacey soundscapes and motorik propulsion. Hexagon is dark and has an oppressive terror brought about by stabbing synth work, however, this is matched by a lightness of touch, production-wise, and a certain melodic nouse. Thurston Moore is among their celebrity fans. LP only on More Than Human.
  • Vinyl LP (MTL013LP)
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Ekca Liena
Gravity and Grace

Public House Recordings alumni Ecka Liena offer their follow-up to Graduals in Gravity and Grace, another gorgeous soundtrack to shadows and solitude. Utilising non-musical sound as a structuring device, this record houses some of the band's most ambitious ideas to date. Come for the immense, dramatic soundscapes and stay for the never-ending melancholy.   
  • CD (SOUL0102)

Moon Gangs
Earth Loop

Moon Gangs is the solo jam of BEAK> keyboardist William Young and 'Earth Loop' has emerged out of his love for early day synth movers and shakers such as Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh. Young didn't go out much as a child and so had years to listen to soundtracks and play video games. This has infused his music which is full of ambient, analogue synth loops and foreboding, cinematic drones.  
  • Vinyl LP (VGLP032)
  • CD (VGCD032)

Deceh / Total Life
Split


  • Vinyl LP (IMPREC377)

William Basinski & Richard Chartier
Divertissment

Serious minimalists heavyweights collaborating right here. William Basinski should need no introduction, and Richard Chartier has been ploughing a rich furrow of electronic microsound for years. Their third collaboration together is Divertissment, which is of course a richly detailed sonic environment, subtle but powerful.
  • Vinyl LP (IMPREC417)
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The Transcendence Orchestra
Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals

Through a vast array of instruments and processes, in a setting designed to evoke transcendental energies, Anthony Child and Daniel Bean have conjured up a remarkable torch bearer of deep listening. It's a slowly shifting, drone wash of texture and growth that will definitely appeal to fans of Eno, Laraaji and Natural Snow Buildings.
  • Vinyl Double LP (EMEGO246)

Africa Express
Africa Express Presents...Terry Riley's In C Mali

Terry Riley's In C Mali by Africa Express is the first ever recording of Riley’s minimalist work by an African ensemble. In C Mali was originally written by Terry Riley in 1964. Upon hearing this new version the composer said that he was “overwhelmed and delighted”. The piece is conducted by Anton De Ridder who has lent his expertise to Max Richter, Jonny Greenwood and These New Puritans to name but a few. Terry Riley's In C Mali is available on limited edition vinyl LP (500 copies) and CD.
  • Vinyl LP (TRANS186X)

EMEI
EMEI

Bristol’s Aphelion Editions come through with a hyper-limited sound-sketch by EMEI. Opener ‘Frosted Glass’ sets the tone nicely for EMEI. Beginning with glacial prettiness, the melodies soon distort and overlap to create thick textures that bear comparison to the likes of both Fennesz and Explosions In The Sky. The record is an impressionistic one, with nursery-rhyme melodies, found sounds, screeching drones and more flitting in and out of the mix.
  • CD (APHELION006-CD)
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  • Tape (APHELION006-K7)
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Slomo
Super-Individual: Collective Ritual

Yorkshire based “glumbient” two-piece Slomo take their single note downer synth epic track Super​-​Individual from their album Transits to a load of contemporaries and let them do as they please. Line-up includes Teeth Of The Sea, Andrew Liles (Current 93/Nurse With Wound), Gnod, Teleplasmiste, and many more.
  • CD (TRCD08)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Ryo Murakami
Esto

“Stark”, “Despairing”... You want it? Yeah, thought so. With his EPs venturing into abstract techno territories, Ryo Murakami’s full lengths strip away most of the techno elements and leave you with growing and groaning drones that are dark and expressive among a deep, industrial backing. Vinyl on Bedouin.
  • Vinyl LP (BDNLP002)
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Earth
Phase 3 - Thrones & Dominions


  • Vinyl Double LP (SP292)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

The Nightcrawlers
The Biophonic Boombox Recordings

Late 70s kosmische from *checks notes* Philadelphia and New Jersey? The Nightcrawlers were a trio from the States making music that more than happily finds a place among kosmische greats like Tangerine Dream. The two discs of The Biophonic Boombox Recordings issued by Anthology Recordings were painstakingly curated from a collection of over forty tapes worth of all-night recordings.
  • CD (ARC0252)

Laraaji
Bring On The Sun

A brand new selection of new studio recordings from celestial mood master Laraaji. From blissed-out jams to vocal hymns to trance-like drones this runs the the whole spectrum of his unique oeuvre. Recorded by Davey Jewell (Peaking Lights/Flaming Lips) this will be a must add to the collection of his long running series of unique creations. CD contains the previous vinyl only 'Sun Gong'. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WAST054LP)
  • CD (WAST054CD)

Coil
Time Machines

One of the most beloved hidden gems in the Coil discog, Time Machines takes its name for and acts as an ode to a certain hallucination-inducing drug, the band working their tonal shifts into what they hoped would replicate the time-distortion inherent in its use. The record takes queues from Tibetan ceremonial music and retains Coil's shapeless punk edge. Get it while you can.
  • CD (DAIS103CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Earth
Pentastar In The Style Of Demons


  • Vinyl LP (SP361)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Expo '70
Cleverly Mystique

Consistently warped, spacial and well suited to some retro Doctor Who episode is Expo 70's Krautrock offering - Cleverly Mystique. featuring otherworldly melody and a melancholic sense of dread throughout, this off-kilter and ambitious collection is revitalised onto vinyl 5 years after its initial release.
  • Vinyl LP (5F-062LP)
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  • Limited edition

Michel Banabila
Early Works : Things Popping Up From The Past

Michel Banabila is a busy musician, contributing to theatrical plays, documentaries and all sorts over the years. It can be hard to keep track of such an artist, which makes Early Works: Things Popping Up From The Past a valuable release. True to the title, it picks up an array of tasty, subtle and hard-to-find material from the 1980’s. Out on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB227LP)

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.
  • Vinyl LP (F/W1033)
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A Lily
Ten Drones On Cassette

As the more eager-eyed of you might spot, A Lily’s Ten Drones On Cassette is actually a CD release. Fake news? Sort of. The Brighton artist originally self-released single-copy editions of these ten drones in early 2017, with each one taking up one side of a tape. This Sound in Silence edition contains truncated versions of those ten efforts - the full works offered via an included download code. Musically the pieces are classic cinematic ambiences with a Scandinavian flavour. Comes encased in some nice bits of paper.
  • CD
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Midori Takada
Through The Looking Glass (2017 Re-Edition)

Midori Takada’s 1983 record Through The Looking Glass is an album much loved by minimal ambient fans and international percussion fans alike. Takada’s marimba is delicately caressed and manipulated, while an array of other instruments gently surround it. Reissued by we release whatever the fuck we want, on CD and two different vinyl editions, cut at different speeds.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW018)
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP (WRWRFWW019)
  • CD (WRWTFWW19C)

Terry Riley
Persian Surgery Dervishes

Available on vinyl for the first time since the 1970s, this is a double LP of live performances by the legendary ambient composer Terry Riley. Originally released in 1972 it captures performances in Los Angeles and Paris of completely different versions of the same composition showcasing the importance of improvisation in Riley’s music.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (SSH004DLP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

yellow6
Running to the Red [merry6mas2017]

It’s (almost) Christmas, which means it’s time, among other things, for another merry6mas. The nineteenth, to be precise! Every year, the tireless Yellow6 (Leicester’s Jon Atwood) ties up loose ends written and recorded throughout the months and compiles a festive year-end release. Plenty of gloomy ambient and post-rock guitar to be expected. As usual, the super Silber Media is responsible for a limited CD pressing.
  • CD (Silber 254)
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  • Limited edition

Sula Bassana
Shipwrecked

On Shipwrecked, Sula Bassana uses an impressive selection of vintage gear to produce a singular take on deutsche elektronische musik. For this CD on Sulatron he references the past with an eye on the future. Mastered by krautrock icon Eroc, this is heady stuff. The artwork’s epic science-fiction vista should be enough to let you know what you’re in for.  
  • CD (St16022)

Norman Westberg
The Chance To

Norman Westberg, the really tall one from Swans, has been treating us to archival reissues recently, but here is some exciting new music from him. The Chance To is a really impressive suite of guitar compositions, using treatments and overtones and minimal-maximal talents to carve out some powerful sonic space. CD edition from LCR Records.
  • CD (LCR010)
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Tangerine Dream
Quantum Gate

Some 50 years in 'the biz' later, Tangerine Dream have never settled for less than innovation. Edgar Froese sadly left us in 2015 but his latest updated vision for the totemic band is now laid out for all to hear, on Quantum Gate. Remaining members Quaeschning, Schnauss and Yamane promise a contemporary evolution of their sound, on a concept record which strives to translate quantum mechanics into sound. Warning: new doors may open. Double 180-gram vinyl gatefold LP, CD on Kscope.
  • Vinyl Double LP (KSCOPE967)
  • CD (KSCOPE499)

Eleh / Christina Kubisch
Split

Thrilling vinyl split between Christina Kubisch, master harnesser of the electromagnetic field, and the person or persons known only as Eleh, champion of modern minimalist synth. Kubisch interprets the cultural legacy of Nikola Tesla for her side, composing with myriad electromagnetic signals sourced from modern infrastructure. By situating her beautiful, compelling composition as representative of the anxiety of constant, interconnected society, she creates thoughtful, even troubling tensions. Eleh’s side is a gentler affair, with gradual modular filters and even piano. Patch jam bores take note: this is how you actually do modular synth.
  • Vinyl LP (IMPREC451)

Various
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-81

The third in Soul Jazz Records’ series of compilations exploring multifarious delights in the fertile world of 70s and early 80s German experimental rock, pop and electronic music. Several familiar names here - Popul Vuh, Cluster, Roedelius, Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Harmonia, and Agitation Free. However this volume delves even further than before into the outer reaches of Krautrock and Kosmische related activity with tracks from A.r. & Machines, Michael Bundt,  Achim Reichel, Pyrolator and many more. Triple LP or double CD. Klasse!
  • Vinyl Triple LP (SJRLP402)
  • CD (SJRCD402)

Quaeschning & Schnauss
Synthwaves

Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss were both disciples of the sadly departed Edgar Froese, and their album Synthwaves kneels at the altar of the greats, notably Tangerine Dream. Precise synth modulations and mutations aplenty then, made on pristine analog equipment. Kosmiche sounds to drift off to, masterfully imbued with emotion. Floaty LP -- or CD -- on Azure Vista.
  • Vinyl LP (VISTA003LP)
  • CD (VISTA003CD)

Charlie Ulyatt
Live EP - Rough Trade Nottingham Sept 16

Minimal ambient solo electric guitar performance recorded live at Rough Trade in Nottingham. Charlie Ulyatt plays a couple of tracks from his self-released Dead Birds record as well as three entirely new tracks. Softly evolving chords and plucks alongside ebow dronings allowing everything to ring out to pull you in. Far from a perfect performance, but only adds to the depth.
  • CD
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Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog – Vol. 9-11

The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 9 - 11 continues the quite frankly epic archival effort to tunnel through the mass recordings that were made when the legendary Klaus Schulze started working with Pete Namlook in the 90’s using an array of Moog synthesisers. This 5CD box-set is a hell of a trip through the spaceways, and getting this much material allows a stronger insight into the pair’s creative process. On MIG Music.
  • CD box set (MIG01402)

Secret Pyramid
The Silent March

Canadian ambient fuzz face secret Pyramid has a re-issue of his hallowed small run tape from a couple of years ago here. Comparisons have been bandied around with Popol Vuh and Flying Dog Saucer Attack seemingly the main culprits of influence here. I don't know how much of this is true as I've not heard it but I think if you like yr vast cosmic noise and light/dark soundscapes done really well this could be hitting the bottom of your deep cart soon. James Plotkin always gets the most sonically out of his remastering skills so seeing his name here is definitely an incentive to give this a gander.
  • Vinyl LP (SOD109)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Deathprod
Imaginary Songs From Tristan Da Cunha


  • Vinyl LP (STS278LP)

Otto Lindholm
Alter

Four track second full length album from Belgium’s Otto Lindholm. Layers of bowed and scraped double bass loops interweave with electronics to create expansive ambient drone that sways softly, yet grippingly, between the light and dark. For fans of Deaf Center, Richard Skelton etc.. Limited LP on Gizeh.
  • Vinyl LP (GZH078LP)

Rambutan
Crawling in the Margins

Eric Hardiman, owner of the Tape Drift label, has been making his soundscapes under the moniker Rambutan since 2007. Hiding out in an underground shelter somewhere in Albany, New York, Hardiman uses anything that takes his fancy to make recordings that constantly keep the listener guessing. Crawling In The Margins is released on Sonic Oyster and limited to 50 copies.
  • CD (SOR054)
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  • Limited edition

Circa 2000
Thoughts In Vias

William Wiffen brings us his debut album as Circa 2000. Think of Depeche Mode meeting Roosevelt to groove on the Autobahn toward analogue heaven. It’s cheeky as hell and twice as funky, slick and warm electro for city nights. LP released on Central Processing Unit’s subsidiary Computer Club.
  • Vinyl LP (DISK08)

Charlemagne Palestine
Strumming Music

Essential vinyl reissue of Charlemagne Palestine's seminal 1974 LP 'Strumming Music'. A mesmerising work of classic 20th Century minimalism, that originally appeared on the legendary French Shandar imprint (home to Philip Glass, Sun Ra, La Monte Young, Terry Riley etc.) Original copies sell for in excess of £160 so it's a real treat to have this truly transcendent work from this visionary artist once again available on it's original format. At once simple and complex, this profoundly beautiful music still sounds like a magic carpet ride through the heavens. A physically demanding performance recorded in his Manhattan loft - one which yields maximum beauty from the simplicity of his Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano and sustain pedal. A masterclass in the hypnotic beauty of repetition and nuance. This new edition has been licensed from FGL Productions, remastered by Equus, cut by Rashad Becker and includes an insert with liner notes by Julian Cowley.
  • Vinyl LP (SSH03LP)

Stars Of The Lid
And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Stars of the Lid's seventh studio album saw a slight hesitation in what appeared to be a progression further into orchestrated ambience. The previous LP's rich, stately tone does make up a lot of the character, but a return to the exploration of non-musical, abstract sonic nuance is where the magic is here, still wonderful in repress.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (KRANK100LP)
  • CD (KRANK100)

Steve Hauschildt
Where All Is Fled

Former glittering Emeralds member Steve Hauschildt’s new solo LP is a typically expansive suite of pieces, pulling in synthesis, field recordings and acoustic instrumentation to form some heady trips. Where All Is Fled wavers between abstraction and melodies, mostly hitting that sweet spot where neither dominates. On Kranky.
  • Vinyl Double LP (KRANK198LP)
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  • Last copy

Sula Bassana
Organ Accumulator

Bangs, whirrs and everything else on display here. The decade-deep Krautrocker conjures John Carpenter, Neu!, Massive Attack and the rest on this set of slow burners. ‘Nebelschwaden’ sounds a bit like Vangelis. CD edition on Sulatron comes in a 100% recycled sleeve and features tracks from the previously-vinyl-only Disappear. The wax is splatter vinyl pressed in an edition of 500 copies on Deep Distance.
  • CD (St1702)

From the Mouth of the Sun
Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin (Black Vines, The Cloisters) and Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX) have individually had releases on Miasmah, Type and Denovali. Joining forces as From The Mouth Of The Sun they work entirely with acoustic sound sources, from guitars to organs and cellos. Swelling neo-classical pieces to soothe the soul.
  • Vinyl LP (LTS-031LP)
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  • CD (LTS-031)
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Laraaji
Sun Gong

A major new work from sonic explorer and yoga fanatic Laraaji. A shimmering two track experiment on the tonalities of the gong as he shifts the sound of this most round of instruments through various electronic processes. This single LP will get you ready for the more extensive 'Bring On The Sun' which follows on later. 
  • Vinyl LP (WAST053LP)
  • Limited edition

Vlimmer
Randow (Original Soundtrack)

Randow is a regular podcast show about a village that sits next to a space-time hole where a city used to be. Basically, LOST in a forest. On soundtrack duty is prolific darkwave/postpunk songwriter Vlimmer, this time reining in the songcraft to make some droney dark ambient atmospheres to accompany an eerie and unsettling story.
  • CD
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  • Limited edition

The Oscillation / 10,000 Russos
Fuzz Club 10" Split Single No. 9

The Oscillation and 10,000 Russos join forces to produce 14 minutes of distorted and sinister psychedelia. Titled Fuzz Club 10" Split Single No.9, the coming together of two pioneers doesn't disappoint as their murky and avant-garde brainchild is an exhilarating and fuzzy soup of snaring instrumentation.
  • Vinyl 10" (FUZZ9LP)

Nadia Sirota
Tessellatum

Tessellatum is the title of the new album by Nadia Sirota, who performs violin on the film soundtrack, composed by Donnacha Dennehy. All fifteen string parts were played by Nadia, with Liam Byrne on viola. Recording took place at Greenhouse Studios in Iceland. The film and music play with the idea of man versus nature. Intriguingly, timbres and textures alternate between manmade systems and nature's own resonances, working in harmony. LP / CD on Bedroom Community.
  • Vinyl LP (HVALUR29LP)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (HVALUR29CD)

Ekca Liena
Slow Music For Rapid Eye Movement

Originally released in a tin box on Dead Pilot in 2008 our very own imprint Public House Recordings have now given this stellar ambient/post rock/drone/electronica lost classic a brand new vinyl lease of life. Stretched out ambient music with a collage-y feel, like the best bits of Stars of the Lid, Loscil and Tim Hecker all rolled into one. Very limited (to 250) vinyl in reverse board sleeve.  
  • Vinyl LP (COMMONROOM14)
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Siavash Amini
TAR

Containing an ocean-sized depth of emotion and meaning, TAR is Tehran-based producer Siavash Amini's 2017 brainchild. Comprised of four offerings, including the mammoth twelve-minutes-plus tracks 'A Dream's Frozen Reflection' and 'The Dust We Breathe', this is a sophisticated take on modern drone and classical genres.
  • Vinyl LP (HG1703)
  • CD (HG1703CD)

Bruno Sanfilippo
Piano Textures 4

Bruno Sanfilippo invites the listener to inhabit the delicate world of his piano playing on this, the fourth edition of the Piano Textures series. His compositions are minimal but highly-melodic, with a production style that leaves his stately chord progressions hanging in shimmering space. Piano Textures indeed. Released by ad21.
  • Vinyl LP
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Tony Conrad
Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain

Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain began with image before sound. Tony Conrad premiered this record way back in 1972 at The Kitchen in New York, and it was seen as a masterpiece of strings and drones that piled up together to create two hours of solid and genuine music. Available on Vinyl double LP and CD.
  • CD (SV049CD)

Golden Retriever
Rotations

What is great about Golden Retrievers is that they are both golden in colour and they retrieve things (balls etc). But this is no canine, this is the synth and clarinet duo from Portland who here incorporate a full chamber ensemble into their sound drawing comparisons with Terry Riley, William Basinski and Tim Hecker.  
  • Vinyl LP (THRILL446LP)
  • CD (THRILL446CD)

Chrissie
From the Carboniferous

This new tape from don't drone alone is courtesy of Chrissie Caulfield (Helicopter Quartet, CSMA), an experimental violinist & synthbarbler based in our hometown of Leeds, Yorkshire. Inspired by a local quarry and played in one single take, the 30-minute A side veers from fragile string slicings to monolithic chunks of FX-drizzled sound and back. A synth ode to Blade Runner on the B side concludes things. Limited run of 50 !
  • Tape
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  • Limited edition

Astral TV
Crystal Shores

Rasmus Rasmussen usually plays all the electronic trinkets keeping Causau Sui proggified, acting as their warlock of the synth and keeping things adequately weird. Along with Keith Canisius they make an aging, dusty sound in tribute to the kosmische sound of old, which has found new life in the droning realms of Steve Hauschildt and Mind Over Mirrors. Crystal Shores does much the same in implying invisible rhythm in stilled environments.
  • Vinyl LP (EPR042)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Stereocilia
The Road to the Unconscious Past

Stereocilia is the work of John Scott, one man busily working away amidst a load of synths, guitars and samplers to knit together this record of finely weaved post-rock-drone. The Road To The Unconscious Past recalls some of Mark McGuire’s work, with thoughtful guitar lines held in suspended synth-animation. Out on the Echoic Memory.
  • Vinyl LP (EM005)
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Ragle Gumm
2nd


  • CD single (ALM69)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Anthony Child
Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle, Vol. 2

Following up Vol. 1 from 2015, Anthony Child, better known as Surgeon lets all the masks and hard edges drop to the floor for the material released under his own name. Taking single long take field samples recorded in the jungle as backing tracks to his much more ambient hardware improvisations. Come, get yourself zenned.
  • Vinyl Double LP (EMEGO230)

Haruki
Falling


  • CD (NKR004)
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  • Last copy

Leonard Donat
Deer Traps

Alexander Leonard Donat hasn’t got enough projects to be getting on with it seems. With his various monikers covering kraut drone (Vlimmer), indie shoegaze (Leonard Las Vegas) power-pop-fuzz (Infravoid) and more Deer Traps is a minimal ambient affair that swells and shifts between empty cityscapes and woodland, with vinyl crackling and ghost-like presence of Leyland Kirby. CDr on his Blackjack Illuminist label.
  • CD
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Jonas Reinhardt
Jonas Reinhardt


  • CD (KRANK119)
  • Genre(s):
  • Drone / Kosmische / Minimal

Love Theme
Love Theme

Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches, joined by Austin Milne and Simon Frank present a deeply melancholic blend of avant-garde drone and improvisation, made up of saxophones, synths and percussion. Recording their improv session they return to their very distant homes (London, LA and Taipei) to begin editing separately. Love Theme is looming, sorrowful yet graceful.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT34)
  • Tape (ALT34CS)
  • Limited edition

Cevdet Erek
Davul

Cevdet Erek presents his first full-length LP, fully showcasing his unique approach to the large Davul drum. Erek’s technique involves re-tuning, various implements, exploitation of the acoustic resonance of a space and lessons learned from the kind of noisy electronics more usually released on Subtext. Seven entirely improvised pieces, covering a remarkably variety of sound. On Subtext.
  • Vinyl LP (SUB023)
  • CD (SUBCD013)

Geoff Mullen
Accidental Guitars


  • Vinyl LP (REL018 LP)
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  • Limited edition

Nova Scotian Arms
Cult Spectrum


  • Vinyl LP (DIGIV035)
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J.D. Emmanuel
Rain Forest Music

After making a handful of ambient new age albums in the early 80s J.D. Emmanuel basically stopped, moved house and left all of his records there. Luckily rediscovered this album caused enough of a stir to see him return to music and now get reissued through Aguirre. Heavily inspired by Terry Riley and Steve Reich, Rain Forest Music is filled with serene twinkling synth melodies and calm field samples that sooth the soul.
  • Vinyl LP (ZORN047LP)

Eleh
Radiant Intervals I


  • Vinyl LP (IMPREC444)

Slomo
Transits


  • CD (TRCD07)
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Tangerine Dream
Particles

Let's not go on about Tangerine Dream like you don't know they exist. Kosmische pioneers have made some of history's greatest ambient records and they made some soundtracks now and then too -- if you can believe it Particles is a monolithic record of actual new material, plus live editions and a partial rework of Rubycon, one of their finest minimalist documents, which may be the most exciting thing to hear on this one.
  • Vinyl Double LP (IH72)
  • CD (IHCD72)

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