Self-Released Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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Mariska Baars / Rutger Zuydervelt
eau

Although they regularly collaborate within the context of the Piiptsjilling quartet going back several years, Mariska Baars and Rutger Zuydervelt haven’t worked exclusively with each other since 2008. eau, a long-awaited album from the pair, is based on a lengthy, vaporous new composition best enjoyed on headphones! 

Rutger Zuydervelt
Porcelain (Original Film Soundtrack)

After years of composing music for documentaries, Rutger Zuydervelt presents his second feature film soundtrack, the score for Dutch/Belgium/Italian psychological drama Porcelain, directed by Jenneke Boeijink. On this piece, Zuydervelt collaborated closely with Italian cellist Francesco Guerri, sculpting his improvised pieces into something new. 

René Aquarius
Universe

You may know Dutch drummer, René Aquarius from bands such as Dead Neanderthals, Imperial Cult and Cryptae. He loves a bit of grindcore, jazz and experimenting with either. On his new solo album, Universe, he’s made drones from manipulating and multitracking cymbals which keep moving and changing as they go.
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Kim Deal
Hot Shot / Likkle More


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Dan Armstrong
A Long Time Coming

Do you like to chill? Do too many drums put you on edge? Do you enjoy Biosphere, William Orbit and all the sort of stuff? If you said yes to any of those questions then Dan Armstrong’s A Long Time Coming is very much the record for you. To be honest, even if you didn’t answer in the affirmative this LP of tranquil downtempo ambient compositions is still well worth your time.

Andrew Hargreaves
Concrete Handbag

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Conrad Pack
The Best / The Truth

We don’t know much about mysterious producer Conrad Pack, but what we can say with confidence is that their new self-released 12” contains two cracking techno tunes. Both ‘The Best’ and ‘The Truth’ serve up brisk club grooves that manage to be eerie, paranoid and sexy all at the same time. They're kind of like a more minimal rendering of Surgeon cross-pollinated with one of Pinch’s soundsystem mutations.
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Hotel Neon
Vanishing Forms

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Toby Wiltshire
Surfacing

Lovely set of widescreen ambiences - some sad, some happy - from Leeds-based composer Toby Wiltshire here. Surfacing lilts along very nicely indeed, the synthetic textures bobbing like buoys in a bay at dusk. Some of the sounds here might be the heavily-manipulated tones of Wiltshire’s beloved saxophone, though we’re not sure on that one. Try Loscil for a related artist.

Spectral Bazaar
The Planets

Manchester-based duo Spectral Bazaar reimagine Gustav Holst’s 101-year old suite The Planets, using their modus operandi of melding digital music with classical instrumentation to bring the enduringly popular pieces to life. This tracklisting scrambles up the original order of the music, however. 
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Ryan Electric Product
Morningside

Ryan Reid used to make challenging post-industrial fare as City Surgical, but he’s radically changed course with his new project Ryan Electric Product. On Morningside we find Reid creating beatific, almost overwhelming ambient soundscapes that nod to Huerco S., The Caretaker and Boards Of Canada. Reid himself terms it 'death bed music', and it’s really rather fantastic stuff.
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Ocean Floor
Mirror

Mirror by Ocean Floor was originally released on cassette in 2018 and quickly sold out. It will now enjoy a limited vinyl pressing. A series of stripped back tracks for piano and synthesizer. They were initially sketched out following a bad night’s sleep in 2014. They were gradually formed into melodic tunes and the inclusion of a little guitar on one track.
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Junior Loves
Banner / Nore

A highly limited-edition 10” vinyl edition of AA-sided single ‘Banner / Nore’ from London-based musician and producer Junior Loves. The two tracks form a brace of no-nonsense club bangers, each featuring a companion alternative version, along with hand-drawn artwork adorning the front cover. 
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The Slowest Lift
Plutonic Shine

Plutonic Shine is the third release from West Yorkshire-based band The Slowest Lift, comprising Tor Festival’s Sophie Cooper and Vibracathedral Orchestra’s Julian Bradley. The album finds these two stalwarts, these utter legends, combining to make tracks that are equal parts noisy, beautiful, and bizarre.
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Maripool
I See Everything I Know Nothing

Natasha Simões set up her Maripool project in her bedroom a couple of years back, christening it herself as a “one girl band”, and releasing the results on cassette. After her Adult Weakness EP put her on the radars of indie publications around 18 months ago, her debut full-length I See Everything I Know Nothing arrives with high expectations. 
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Warm Boys
Warm Boys

Southend’s only minimal synth punk duo Warm Boys release their debut album this August. Recorded deep in the Essex countryside with John Hannon at NO, Warm Boys is an improvised lurch through minimal synth punk, kosmische and free jazz and includes a cover of Roxy Music’s sinister critique of opulence In Every Dream Home A Heartache Warm Boys was made using:Korg MS-20 Mini, Arturia MicroBrute, Casio MT-70, Korg Microkorg, Stylophone Gen X-1, Roland SH-101, Boss DR-110 and various pedals. Saxophone by George Cleghorn. Artwork by Paul Stride-Noble.

Morning Myth
Glass Sky

Morning Myth are cosy folk-pop duo hailing from the south coast. They take their influences from Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell. Singer Aimee Herbert-Smith’s voice has been likened to all sorts of fabulous singers from Linda Perhacs to Cocteau Twins’ chanteuse Liz Fraser. Glass Sky is their debut album. Self-released.

James Ferraro
Requiem for Recycled Earth

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Unwed Sailor
Heavy Age

Johnathon Ford reactives his cult favourite act Unwed Sailor for its first studio album in a decade, titled Heavy Age. Ford has consciously tried to bolster the aspects that have made Unwed Sailor such a compelling live act, magpieing various elements of previous albums and upping the bass and percussion. 
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Hotel Neon
Context

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Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson

Sometimes, things are divisive. You see, there's a certain spread. A good one. And it has managed to completely own this idea. But I'm not going to mention. Not when describing Peter Simpson's confidently wacky vocals. He over pronounces every word in a way utterly unique to him. On this self-titled mini album accompanies himself on simple synth lines to create an utterly bizarre pop music. 

Galerie Stratique
Rêves de Béton

New edition of Galerie Stratique’s 2015 album Rêves de Béton here. This chunky twin-CD set from the one born Charles-Émile Beullac finds the French-Canadian sound artist fusing musique concrete, eerie electronica, lo-fi drone and experimental loops to highly intriguing effect. Think, like, Thomas Fehlmann collaborating with Karlheinz Stockhausen. The second disc of the Rêves de Béton features forty-odd minutes of archival material.
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Sparkling
Felonious

Danish duo Sparkling present their sophomore LP a full fifteen years after the release of debut album Waiting For An Accident. Felonious is a record of bright, shiny electro-indie in the M83 mode. Some of the tones here also stray closer to the kind of warm electronica Apparat has been trying out of late. Vinyl copies of Felonious are on a rather limited run, so move fast.
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Desert Ships
Eastern Flow

Desert Ships second album, Eastern Flow, is reportedly an impressive mix of Pet Sounds, Autobahn and Serge Gainsbourg whilst adhering to, and improving the band’s dreamwave sound. It was recorded in a few places by a few different people whose fingerprints are on the records of Kate Bush, The Bees and Thurston Moore. It was mixed by Mark Gardener of Ride. LP limited to 250 copies, self-released.

Paul Gilgunn
Here We Are Now

Paul Gilgunn presents a piece of minimal instrumental avant-rock power that propels and compels. A solid core of four electric guitars brings in some of those Glenn Branca / Rhys Chatham flavours, augmented with rhythm section and saxophone for additional layers of texture. Here We Are Now is a big great slab of a group working perfectly as one tight unit.
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Threatmantics
Shadow On Your Heart

Threatmantics hail from Cardiff, Wales. Essentially an indie band, they mix everything from folk to pop to metal into a big pot labelled ‘rock ‘n’ roll’. Shadow On Your Heart is their first album in 7 years and is self-released. They previously released their debut album Upbeat Love (2008) through Domino imprint Double Six. Limited to 300 copies in hand printed sleeve.
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The Last Ambient Hero
The Big Chill

The Last Ambient Hero clearly care very deeply about being put in the right section in your record store. Yes, The Big Chill is an ambient album, influenced by those cold parts of our planet. Be sure to wrap up warm when you listen to this one on, you won't be able to help but feel the wind pass into you as you do. Utterly terrifying and expansive. 
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Francisco Lopez
Sonic Fields Vlieland

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Son Palace
Before The Rapids

Low-profiled UK musician Geoff Cooke emerges from his shed with a second Son Palace full-length. Before the Rapids follows on from 2016’s Accumulations with another playlist of lovely lo-fi instrumentals for mainly guitar, piano, glockenspiel and percussion. Reminds a bit of early The Boats, or the sorts of cosy-tronica you used to hear on labels such as Benbecula.
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A New Line (Related)
A Roomful of Lovers

Limited hand painted 7" following on from critically acclaimed Dead Albatross nominated LP on Home Assembly. Features an original cut of non-album track 'A Roomful of Lovers' plus a Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare) edit.  A New Line (Related) is the solo project of Andrew Johnson (Remote Viewer, Hood) creating gorgeous, minimal swathes of ambient techno with nods to Deepchord and Gas. 
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Collector
Triple Crown

Collector is a new project from Australian Jason Campbell, the mind behind the synth meditations of Stitched Vision. As Collector he is just as interested in electronic sounds, but this time it's all about the rhythms: firm drum machine programming punching through Campbell’s modular synthesis set-up for some slightly off-kilter techno. Triple Crown is the first release on Drawing Heat Records, limited to 300 vinyl copies.
  • Vinyl LP (DH001)
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Dave De Rose
Agile Experiments - Vol. 2

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Dave De Rose
Agile Experiments - Vol. 1

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Lolina
The Smoke

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Lavender Hex
Lavender Hex

Upon being turfed out of their Berlin rehearsal space by a ‘slick boy pop band’ back in 2014, Lavender Hex put away their drums and guitars and started to experiment with home-taping. Fast forward a few years and we have the duo’s eponymous debut LP. The tunes here dance between dubby lo-fi excursions ala High Places (‘What’s The Damage?’, ‘Power’), sombre electronica that brings to mind Portishead on a budget (‘Darling’) and post-punky sound art (‘The Sorrow Song Is Ghosting The Theatre’). A varied and rewarding listen.
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Three Dimensional Tanx
A Compulsion For Propulsion

Favoured by the Spacemen 3 and one-time backers of Damo Suzuki, Lancastrian group Three Dimensional Tanx clearly know their onions when it come to psych-rock. Their fifth LP A Compulsion For Propulsion incorporates elements of garage, fuzz, Kraut and other things of that ilk across fifteen mostly-short, mostly-sharp tunes. Can, Devo, Neu!, you know the drill.

Christina Vantzou
Nº1 Remixes / Nº1 Film

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Softcheque
Misericord

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Stuart Chalmers
Fata Morgana

Stuart Chalmers is a tape-loop superhero, attending to a mass of dictaphones, four-tracks, and fuzzy ferric cassettes in order to intuitively compose magical sound-suites. Fata Morgana, which apparently also features a drum synth(!), is his latest set of constructions, published in a slender edition of fifty CDs-that-look-a-bit-like-vinyl, each packaged with a film negative.
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The Hug
Patio

This limited-edition, self-released record from The Hug is a 12-track extravaganza, sweeping effortlessly from beautiful melodia to hypnotic instrumentation. Synths, drum machines, loop pedals, field recordings and tape machines make up the building blocks of this beautiful album. Utterly worth the listen. 
  • Vinyl LP (HUGLP001)
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Faerground Accidents
Perfume

If it were 1995 then Faerground Accidents would be touted as the next Pulp or Suede but in 2018 they seem strangely out of place. "Perfume", taken from their recent (and not without moments of excellence) album 'Co-Morbid', a Bowie-esque slab of glam melodrama that would have fitted nicely on Suede's 'Dog Man Star', thank you very much. 
  • Vinyl 7" (FA001)
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Lolina (Inga Copeland)
Lolita

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Albert DeMuth
Supports Corporate Rights

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The One Ensemble
Saint Seven

The One Ensemble created Saint Seven to be played ‘in the round’. Folk and chamber music are combined with experimental and improvised passages. The musicians sing, play cello, guitar, bass clarinet, accordion, drums and percussion creating a piece of music that is austere at times but then will explode into a full-on dramatic power.

Dos Floris
The Widowed Earth

Now here's a gem of a record. The Widowed Earth is a self-released album from Dos Floris, a London born singer songwriter who has swapped out much of the traditions of her roots in favour of an ethereal, abstract sound that marries sublime, heavenly textures with energetic propulsion and winding sung tales.
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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.

Charlie Ulyatt
Shifting

Charlie Ulyatt is a Nottingham-based guitarist, in abstract but expressive form here. The first track is made up of a rainfall-like babble of choked, high notes, which turns out to be a recurring motif throughout the tape. Elsewhere we get e-bow drones, intensive and involved string-scraping, eerie vocal-like tones, and violently improper slide use. A nice bag of tricks, well-paced with a good sense of space and drama.
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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell and The Visitors

Johnny Bell has created a new musical landscape for his Johnny Bell and The Visitors 7”. A mix of traditional banjo and experimental sounds and time signatures makes for a dusty musical interpretation of the U.S. South-West’s vast and empty deserts. Limited to 200 copies housed in a custom letterpress sleeve.
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Lolina (Inga Copeland)
Relaxin' With Lolina

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Inga Copeland
Because I’m Worth It

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Wives of Farmers
Excellent Happiness Forever

Wives of Farmers are a Cornish band who have been rolling for ten years now, building on their strengths. They are a rock band with the folk inclinations and wide horizons that come from Cornish living. The band are self-releasing Excellent Happiness Forever on CD and vinyl, in editions limited to 200 and 250 copies respectively.  
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Concretism
Town Planning

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The IT Company
The IT Company

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The Amazons
Nightdriving / Stay With Me

Careful with that name lads or you'll have a litigious online retailer on your back. The Amazons create the kind of spiky indie gear that will probably guarantee a place on the Steve Lamacq show. Standard stadium leaning indie rock that you could see doing a purposeful job supporting the Manic Street Preachers.  
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The Kiara Elles
Slide Over

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The Scrapes
Electric Mourning Blues

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Georgio 'The Dove' Valentino
The Sorrows of Young Georgio

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Skullflower
The Paris Working

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Sarah Angliss
Ealing Feeder

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Muscletusk
Ask The Universe


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Russell Hoke
Comet of Despair

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Celer & Machinefabriek
Greetings From

Two drone geniuses get together and improvise their way through a bunch of live performances, then set their exemplary work down for Greetings From. Celer and Machinefabriek used their improvised, free form approach to playing together as a way of producing the strangest results possible for their music, and they offer it to us here in a gorgeous packaging of postcards and photos.
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Breathe Out
Champion

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Scott William Urquhart
Lenten Dawn Chorus

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Yair Yona
Sword

Yair Yona self-releases Sword, a delicate and dynamic instrumental album constructed from desert-blues and dusty overheard samples. The album was envisioned as a soundtrack to the 1973 Yom Kippur war and can be as quietly devastating as that concept implies. It is beautifully packaged on vinyl LP or CD.

Charlie Ulyatt
Do Not Forget Old Friends

In the latter part of 2016, following the death of Leonard Cohen, improvising guitarist Charlie Ulyatt decided to pay tribute to the great man in a pleasingly oblique way. Rather than just throwing together a few covers, he pulled out phrases from Cohen’s poetry and let them inspire his guitar playing. Do Not Forget Old Friends is the tender and beautiful result. Self-released in a slender CDr and tape edition.
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Peculiar Blue
Don't Speak of Love

Acoustic three piece Peculiar Blue are singer Songwriter Paul Harrison and vocalist Lynn Harrison, featuring Grant Henderson playing Brazilian drums. In a departure from their usual style of bitter/sweet storytelling, ‘Don't speak of love’ was recorded in collaboration with local electro trance band Hexagons, overseen by drummer Grant Henderson and recorded at Loom Studios.
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Clem Leek
2Pianos I

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Snoqualmie Falls
Dream Sequence

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Gil De Ray
A Riot Of Sound

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Juliet and The Raging Romeos
Good Girl / Venus

Juliet & The Ranging Romeos are a highly international (4 countries are represented in the line-up) garage-rock crew. They have a good ear for pop melodies as well as a strong, leather-clad attitude, and front-person Juliet carries off the role with aplomb. Good Girl / Venus is their debut single, self-released on 7” vinyl.

OVVLS
Winter

A dramatic piece of synth-song from OVVLS. Winter is dominated by potent vocals and very firm drumming: on the second side of the tape is an exclusive spoken-word version. Released as a strictly limited edition of 50 cassettes by OVVLS themselves: each of the tapes has a unique 1/50th of the original Winter artwork design.
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Charlie Ulyatt
Dead Birds

Sparse and haunting solo guitar pieces hailing from Lincolnshire. These delicate pieces have a similar lonely reflective quality as something written Caught In The Wake of Forever. Capturing the area, and the mental state your surroundings put you. Lightly driven guitar rings out into an almost mantra like drone, slowing your thoughts.

Be My Friend In Exile
Bound by an Endless Desire to Wander Down Avenues of Apathy

Be My Friend in Exile is a one man project. Bound by an Endless Desire to Wander Down Avenues of Apathy is an album of ambient soundscapes made up from field recordings, loops, samples and fragile guitar that focus on loneliness and coping with being alone. CD on Home Normal, limited to 100 copies.
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Caro C
Everything Gives To Something Else

Caro C, previously Caro Snatch creates an expressive and intuitive blend of electronics, vocals, piano and strings with definite nods to Joanna Newsom, Ludovico Einaudi and Delia Derbyshire. Playing with seemingly simple and effective themes her sound palette breathes fresh air into the modern classical formula.
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Lolina (Inga Copeland)
Live In Paris

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Charalambides
Strangle The Wretched Heavens

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Black Tempest
Enfolding Light

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Hacker Farm
Poundland

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Alexandre Navarro
Routes

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Ocean Floor
Jupiter

Originally released on cassette (uber limited to only 33 copies) label ZamZam Records, Ocean Floor has taken it upon himself to re-release Jupiter on vinyl. 10 tracks of organs and synths mappping a stargazing journey, think of a lo-fi Gustav Holst without the grandeur - it’s ultimately quite charming.
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Country Teasers
Live at Power Lunches Arts Cafe

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Eole
Here and Now

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Abbott / Buxton
Wasserfall I-IV

Trevor Abbott’s Wasserfall series of tracks share an analogue-synth directness and a catchy electro-dancefloor sensibility, although some are also happy to plunge into the abrasive (see ‘WF III’). Just 100 copies of this 12” vinyl out there, self-released by the artist within a coloured sleeve.
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Kontiki Suite
The Greatest Show On Earth

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Fold
Fold

Fold are a quartet from Leeds who mix hip-hop, funk, jazz and a teeny bit of psychedelic rock to produce a slick and confident sound. They have played gigs with and remixed the music of Public Service Broadcasting. Their self-titled debut, over its ten tracks, contemplates the importance of the life lessons not taught in school. Self-released on 180g vinyl and digipak CD.
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Jeff Stonehouse
Mariner's Willow

Mariner’s Willow by Jeff Stonehouse is a recording that is dedicated to his mum and imbued with her spirit. The piano and guitar work together on the recording mimic the ebb and flow of the sea which was an important part of her life. The sounds of nature heard on the album were recorded near Stonehouse’s mother’s home in the South Downs on the last day she spent there. Deep in the mix are the vocals of Alicia Merz, one of his mother’s favourite singers. Stonehouse is keen to point out that the album is intended as a celebration of his mother’s life and is not supposed to be a sad work.
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Ratatosk
Detachment

Ratatosk makes intimate folk music that sits in a haze: sometimes, the haze takes over the songs, drawing them out into the atmosphere. Detachment is served as a hand-assembled package that includes the CDr, a download code for a whole extra 6 track EP, and a flurry of beautiful bonuses including a ‘boat fact card’. Self-released.
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crx091081gb
Becoming The Camracid

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Sly & The Family Drone
Unnecessary Woe

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Pete Um
Contempt

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