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Lay Llamas
The Lay Llamas

Even the press release says how lame the name Lay Llamas is so we’ve got free reign for ridicule here. The tunes soon stop any sniggering. I’m immediately reminded of Goat by the very percussive tunes and the circular, tribal patterns. But Lay Llamas are more Kraut than tribal and have bubbling synths and effects which create mysterious, building soundtracks to strange planets and even stranger creatures. A fuzzy analogue adventure for ya ears.
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Maurizio Bianchi & Ryan Martin
As Strong As Death Is

Lifetime noise experimentalist Maurizio Bianchi worked with Ryan Martin of Dais Records for As Strong As Death Is: apparently their aim was to “score the abstract concept of marriage based on the Biblical Song of Solomon”. They achieve that through Bianchi’s violin, various electronics, and plenty of tape loop action. First issued on cassette in 2013, this edition of 500 LPs is this material’s first vinyl outing. On Backwards.

Benoît Pioulard
Seize / Marre

Thomas Meluch, better known as Benoît Pioulard, is always busy making something: after 2015’s Sonnet and Noyaux, he’s now bringing us a new 7”. Seize / Marre is limited to 300 pressings, all of which signed by the artist. Seize drifts along peacefully, with acoustic guitars drenched in layers of gentle noise, whereas Marre is more about lush soundscapes, built with slowly expanding pads. Très calme.

Mike Cooper
Light On A Wall

Fancy something a bit different? Well you'd better be quick as there are only 100 copies of this! Light On The Wall is the new album from Mike Cooper. The songs were improvised by Cooper singing and playing electric lap steel guitar and he used the William Burroughs cut-up method to construct the lyrics from the Thomas Pynchon novels, Gravity’s Rainbow and V. It was recorded live on Radio Lebanon. Due to the improvised nature of the songs, there are other recorded versions that sound completely different. The album features one cover that was not improvised, Bob Dylan’s Masters Of War.
  • Vinyl LP (BW14)
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Fabio Orsi
Endless Autumn

Fabio Orsi’s new album Endless Autumn can be seen as a sort-of sequel to Fennesz’s Endless Summer: despite being by a different artist altogether, the record melds acoustic and electronic sound sources / processes together to map a very personal representation of place. Released by the Backwards label.