Astro:Dynamics Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Dig into the past works of Best Available Technology (aka Kevin Palmer from Portland) with this third set of rescued archive materials. Excavated Tapes 1992 - 1999, Vol. 3 contains six extracts, all of them unpretentiously titled according to whatever note to himself Kevin had written on the original cassette. All bounced back down to cassette again for this, the final release of the Astro:Dynamics label.
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A collaboration between Ben Thomas (BNJMN) and Kevin Palmer (Best Available Technology) which has been years in the making. Thomas and Palmer have been swapping files for some time now, resulting in an 11-track vinyl LP (with download card) that illustrates the engaging commonalities between their respective aesthetics. Pulses, blips, crackles and pads combine to birth a strain of electronic music that is invested with warmth and soul as well as smarts.
Excavated Tapes Vol. 2 presents to the listener the sound of Kevin Palmer’s (known as Best Available Technology) bedroom circa the 90’s, dusty old cassettes gathered up from their boxes and bumped onto nice new tapes by Astro:Dynamics. Killer lo-fi drum machine beat jams and experimental atmospherics.
'Chrysalis' is the debut record by ambient composer Sophia Loizou, conceived in six suites, each part utilising instruments such as saxophone and flute and then processing them through digital software. The record's methodology suggests an exploration of the space that exists between the organic and the manufactured.
Some winter vibrations from Quiltland. Sisto is the new 9 track EP from the Swedish based artist and producer. Full of ethereal soaring vocals, spacey synths and ice cold production. It's got loads of off kilter melodies and is packed with manic beats, which has it branching out of popular sounds onto more obscure electronic vibes. Out on cassette tape from Astro:Dynamics.
Mastered via reel-to-reel by Tri Angle Records' Vessel and cut & pressed onto white vinyl.
Astro:Dynamics finally drops Frida-Li Lovgren aka Quiltland's self-titled LP, following on from the Sisto EP a couple of weeks ago. The album combines a pop-orientated experimental approach with a new-age fragility, sitting alongside a tape-saturated euro trance palette. At times it recalls the works of Lars 'TCF' Holdhus or Lorenzo Senni, but with a more saccarine-sweet and vocal-fuelled edge. The 10-track LP also features a remix from fellow swede and labelmate 1991.
I wish I could tell you that this cassette was scented with actual Cardamon, but as far as I can tell that isn’t the case with Cardamon Copy… However, the physicality of this release is very important, Lord Skywave apparently having been inspired by the cassette-medium’s slightly fuzzy sound. On Astro:Dynamics.
WIth ambient and slow, glitchy beats, and a humming old sounding man providing some solace, Your Sketch is Russia’s effort to bring some peace in the world. Nenado has been paving the road for a while now, and based on the places they’ve taken us we are eager to see what our newest destinations will be.
You got the memo about cassettes right? They’re the way to go! Especially since Alis’ solo-album is released on cassette, so now, when you borrow your mum’s car, at least you can listen to the beautifully lethargic, experimental drone tracks that Sabina Plamenova recorded for your pleasure.