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TINT
Ricochet Screen

An intriguing record of sound collages from New York artist TINT here. Ricochet Screen builds its compositions up from found sounds and field recordings, often of general chit chat. Over this TINT puts anything from distorted bass guitar (‘Purr XYZ’) to beautiful, Debussy-esque piano improvi...view item »

Roger Tellier Craig
Instantanes

Yet another three-named Craig in ambient music, eh? Robert Tellier Craig has actually been around for a good while in Montreal outfits La Revelateur and the cataclysmic avant crew Fly Pan Am -- now he's out on Root Strata making work he envisions to be "concrè...view item »

Hisato Higuchi
Kietsuzukeru Echo

Japanese guitarist and vocalist Hisato Higuchi records entirely at home and creates incredibly delicate and minimal soft “songs” that are almost a whisper, someone learning chords in the distance whilst humming ghost melody ideas. You can’t turn it up because the recording hiss will overpower it, it is meant to...view item »
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Roe Enney
Glare

Roe Enney’s ‘Glare’ LP on Root Strata has been really hitting the spot for me this past week. If you’ve a penchant for the narcotic sounds of HTRK and the irresistible bedroom pop of ...view item »
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No UFO's
Nu LP For RS

As the to-the-point title of Nu LP for RS states, this vinyl LP on Root Strata is the debut proper from No UFO’s, aka Konrad Jandavs. This artist uses found sounds, weird drones, tape manipulation and field recordings, all deliriously mangled together, to create dense and stunning avant-ambient soundscapes....view item »
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JS Truchy
Transmission in an Expanse of Firelight, Hear Me!

JS Truchy is a long-running Montreal experimentalist with a full brace of tapes and the like under his belt, but he apparently considers this release to be his first ‘proper’ record. Transmission in an Expanse of Firelight, Hear Me! certainly has the appropriate ambition, being full of grand vocals, harsh no...view item »

Matt Carlson / Michael Stirling / Doug Theriault
Aakash

Aakash is the first recording of this new constellation of players, wherein Golden Retriever's Matt Carlson and his synthesisers are joined by Michael Stirling’s processed voice and ...view item »
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Byron Westbrook
Precipice

Precipice sees electronic ambient artist Byron Westbrook stepping out from under his Corridors moniker to make his first album under his own name. Precipice is 4 lush soundscapes that swell and rest with an amount of control rarely seen in ambient music. Precipice definitely raises the...view item »
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Vision Heat
The Chosen Themes - Program I

Vision Heat is the eighties production inspired project of Jared Blum's (of GiganteSound, The Talking Book, Blanketship, Vulcanus 68). Influenced by a wealth of soundtrack scores from John Carpenter to Harold Faltermeyer, ‘The Chosen Themes’ crosses genres from weirdo sci-fi tension builders to uplifting, cinematic synth pop reminisc...view item »
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Sean McCann
Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings

This really rather yellow release on Root Strata finds Sean McCann using the titular Piano & Strings to beautiful effect, sounding at once ambient and conventionally ‘classical’. Would suit A Winged Victory For The Sullen fans very nicely, though these perhaps feel closer to ‘compositions&r...view item »
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Christina Carter
Masque Femine

Vocal artist Christina Carter released the elusive 'Masque Femine' back in 2008, unleashing a stunning work of sparse and honest songs that bled together in her almost ambient approach to a capella. The record can be seen as one of her attempts to deconstruct what it is for a piece of music to be considered "a song", and it can now be heard on v...view item »
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Le Revelateur
Extreme Events

Retro-futurist sound-scapery from Montreal sound/installation artist Roger Tellier-Craig, popping up again on Root Strata to deliver a dazling array of textural forms, glitch symphonies and other astonishing electronic wonderment. Loosely inspired by cyberpunk author William Gibson, this promised to be a sonic tour-de-force....view item »
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Harold Budd
Perhaps

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Messages
Mirage

“A humid transmission sent straight from the womb” is how the press release describes this new album from New York duo Messages. Well, I say new but this was in fact recorded in 2008 before their first two albums but has remained unreleased until now. Over the course of the album they offer up fo...view item »
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Richard Youngs
Core To The Brave

Richard Youngs seems to be constantly making records. The man is a record making machine! 'Core To The Brave' is as eccentric and wild as anything I've heard him knock out in times past and sees his very Greg Lake-esque vocal drift upon an ocean of gnarly blown-out bass grooves and elect...view item »
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Richard Youngs/ Valet
Split

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Grouper
Cover The Windows and The Walls

**THIRD and probably LAST VINYL PRESS HERE BRIFLY NOW!** Floating fuzzily into my lugs is a "new" album from Liz Harris AKA Grouper. Well, Root Strata have had two vinyl editions pressed up before but they've long gone now so here's a third pressing! I absolutely adore the way she blends the muddied sonic textures of distorted vocal trai...view item »
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Ilyas Ahmed
Goner

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Barn Owl
The Conjurer

The new Barn Owl LP kicks off super Earthy style. Earth as in Hex or The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull at least, that twangy Godspeed or Labradford-y guitar sound doing a slow motion country-tinged Morricone soundtrack sort of thing over heavy, considered drumming to create a thick atmosphere of bleak foreboding on the dusty plains. And a fin...view item »
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