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Komare
The Sense of Hearing

An off-shoot of London-based experimental outfit Mosquitoes, Komare sees two-thirds of that band (Dominic Goodman and Peter Blundell) take a more electronic, no-wave-influenced exploration of the same kind of territory on The Sense of Hearing. Following a self-titled cassette-only release and a 7” single over the last couple of years, it’s a heady and lysergic listening experience. 

Triple Negative
God Bless the Death Drive

God Bless The Death Drive, the second studio album from London-based outfit Triple Negative, picks up pretty much where their acclaimed debut Precious Waste In Our Wake left off - it’s a beautiful maelstrom of chaos and noise that doesn’t easily fit into any prescribed genre, let alone rock. 
  • Vinyl LP (PP45)
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Mark Harwood
A Perfect Punctual Paradise Under My Own Name

A limited edition vinyl release for A Perfect Punctual Paradise Under My Own Name, a compelling and unnerving new album from Penultimate Press label head Mark Harwood (also known as Astor). Depicting a mid-life crisis and a loss of identity and soul, it’s described by his erstwhile collaborator Graham Lambkin as a “two part audio drama”. 
  • Vinyl LP (PP47)
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Pancrace
The Fluid Hammer

Following the success of their debut album two years ago and a subsequent European tour, French quintet Pancrace have developed their own specially-designed organ instrument, dubbed ‘Organous’. The curious, unique sounds it makes have formed the basis of their second studio album, The Fluid Hammer, which falls somewhere between mechanical and human. 

Pious Faults
Old Thread

Pious Faults are a hardcore punk band from Brisbane, Australia. Old Thread is their debut album and it  really is a thundering, shouty racket with feedback squeaks and a band, at times, hardly keeping up with itself. It will take you back to the '80s with all those DC bands and SST Records. Quite the perfect slice of hardcore punk, really. 

Triple Negative
Precious Waste in our Wake

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Francis Plagne
Moss Trumpet

Aside from inducing a pleasant image and being a delightful pairing of words, “moss trumpet” rather well describes much of the beguiling, timeless-sounding material of this release by genredextrous Melbourne artist Francis Plagne. Haunting, droning brass finds itself accompanied by all sorts of soft, ruffled textures: field recordings, paper, drums, as well as various other instruments.

Arek Gulbenkoglu
A gift like a hollow vessel

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MP Hopkins and Mark Harwood
Disfigured with Abbreviations

First recorded collaboration between MP Hopkins and Mark Harwood (also known as Astor). The deal with Disfigured with Abbreviations was that recordings were made and then layered with little (initial) regard for how they might mix, meaning a fairly heady brew of murky cassette, mumbled words, field recordings and lo-fi electronics for the listener to try and make sense of. Out on Penultimate Press.

Henning Christiansen
Rødhætte / Ruinmusik

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Henning Christiansen
The Executioner

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Henning Christiansen
Den Røde Skov

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Timo van Luijk and Mark Harwood
Vang Circular

On Penultimate Press, a collaboration between label head Mark Harwood (aka Astor) and Finnish artist Timo Van Luijk, who has worked with Andrew Chalk and Christoph Heemann among others. It often comes across like excerpts from an ambitious Giallo soundtrack, or recalls the proggy occult compositions of Igor Wakhevitch. Maybe it’s an oversimplification, but seems like a synergic combination of Van Luijk’s multi-instrumental deftness and Harwood’s disruptive instincts. LP limited to 300, with reverse board sleeve.

Henning Christiansen
​OP.192​ ​UMWÄLZUNG

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Áine O'Dwyer
Locusts

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Áine O'Dwyer
Gegenschein

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Joe McPhee and Bryan Eubanks
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet

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Arek Gulbenkoglu
Three Days Afterwards

Penultimate Press always deliver intriguing and beguiling goods, and this one, the fourth solo record by Arek Gulbenkoglu, is no exception. Three Days Afterwards draws on a variety of sounds, recordings, actions and words, constructing fascinating juxtapositions and a sense of ‘something’ going on. Edition of 300 LPs on Penultimate Press.

Pancrace
Pancrace

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Ksiezyc
Rabbit Eclipse

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Jacques Brodier
Xhos De Villemahu

Jacques Brodier is a Frenchman with a nigh-on unique sonic approach. Many years ago he designed and built his own instrument, the Filtre De Réalité, a remarkable contraption of metals, strings, glass, sand, radio waves etc. The sounds he coaxes from the device, which sound like an idiosyncratic take on certain fields of electroacoustic and musique concréte, are documented on Xhos De Villemahu, a double LP out on Penultimate Press.

Etant Donnes
Royaume / Aimant + Aimant ­-

Two pieces of early 1990’s sound experimentation, reissued on Penultimate Press. Etant Donnes (e.g. Eric and Marc Hurtado) use predominantly field recordings and vocal work to allude to poetic concepts. Royaume and Aimant + Aimant are each like fascinating lost artefacts, well worth unearthing. Reissue edition of 500 LPs.

Etant Donnes
Aurore

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Henning Christiansen
Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50

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Korea Undok Group
Korea Undok Group

When you’re dealing with musicians from Winnipeg who’ve only released cassettes and are named after a no longer existing county in North-Korea, you can rest assured you’ve struck some kind of gold. With Korea Undok Group you’ve definitely struck the lots-of-white-noise kind of gold. Their self-titled vinyl collection is packed with ambient noise, forming tense compositions that pretty much sound like a North-Korean rave recorded through a walkie-talkie. And I mean that in a good way.

Matthew P. Hopkins
Blue­Lit Half Breath

Matthew P. Hopkins abstract, immersive-yet-unnerving worldscapes. Utilising the human voice in twisted but still recognisable forms as well as field recordings, feedback and minimal synthesis. Blue­Lit Half Breath is a record for twilight, bringing to life the creatures you’ve imagined in empty spaces, but can’t do anything about.

Derek Baron
Crooked Dances

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Hour House
Chiltern

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Ksiezyc
Księżyc

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Astor
Lina in Nida

Astor is the solo project of Mark Harwood, a remarkable dive into abstraction with heavy intentions. Lina in Nida contains a “proposed anthem for Britain during a potential invasion by ISIS”, which hurtles through a large and threatening electronic soundscape. 400 copies of this LP, on Penultimate Press.

Graham Lambkin
C05

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Ora Clementi
Cover You Will Softer Me

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Moniek Darge & Graham Lambkin
Indian Soundies

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Matthew P. Hopkins
Vent

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Poul Gernes
Poul Gernes

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Graham Lambkin
Came to Call Mine

The godfather of musique concrete -- or some weird relative on its endless family tree, anyway -- is Graham Lambkin. Away from the music, though, he is a proficient artist, and he delivers Came to Call Mine as proof, a book that brings together his detailed sketches with written expositions.  These images conjure both human experiences with those things we keep estranged from our lives.

Dennis Johnson
November

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Jacques Brodier
Filtre De Realite

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