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Carl Stone
Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties

Minimalist electronic collages made by Carl Stone betweens the 70s and 80s. Before he decided to manipulate everything through a laptop Stone used turntables and captured micro loops of disparate electronic sound sources, pushing them together into these huge, yet minimal tonal experiments. With notes from Carl Stone, and exclusive digital only track.

Silvia Tarozzi
Mi specchio e rifletto

The Italian violinist Silvia Tarozzi was long known for her work in the fields of improvisation and experimentalism but for Mi specchio e rifletto she was inspired to play a more song-based music. The result is a beautifully baroque series of folk and progressive musings with a poetic bent that could draw comparisons perhaps to Penguin Cafe Orchestra. 
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Leo Takami
Felis Catus & Silence

Tokyo-born composer Leo Takami releases a brand new studio album Felis Catus & Silence, arriving three years after his last release Tree of Life and representing yet another evolution in his sound. While jazz and classical music are the main strands of Takami’s music, ambient has always been an underpinning factor, which is now brought to the fore on these eight gently mesmerising tracks. 

Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe

Megatron edition of Laurie Spiegel’s groundbreaking 1980 LP ‘The Expanding Universe’ here. All four of the original tracks are included here, remastered for extra shine, radiating vibes that would later be picked up on by the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never and Tim Hecker. On this new pressing ‘The Expanding Universe’ is expanded yet further by a whopping fifteen bonus tracks - many of which are previously unreleased.

Robert Haigh
Black Sarabande

Well this looks like an absolute treat. 'Black Sarabande' is a collection of piano pieces written and performed by Robert Haigh. The compositions are sparse and skeletal, bolstered only by the occasional synth pad or, in one case, the 'dissonant sounds of industry' (yum, yes please). Haigh's pieces are rooted in a sense of place, namely the pit town where he grew up. They conjur images of something deathly quiet, eerie, and desolate. This man is a total legend, with records dating back to 1984 where he appeared on his own Le Rey Records label and later on Nurse With Wounds United Dairies imprint. He then went on to produce innovative Drum & Bass as the one and only Omni Trio!

Carl Stone
Baroo

Working in the field of live electronic music since the Seventies, American composer Carl Stone has performed all around the world. With a set of compositions ranging from 2011 to just last year in origin, and written with the MAX programming language, Baroo is five brand new tracks released on Unseen Worlds. 
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Carl Stone
Himalaya

Working in the field of live electronic music since the Seventies, American composer Carl Stone has performed all around the world. Following up 2019’s Baroo in extremely short order, Himalaya is a huge double-album experience. All six tracks were conceived of in the last six years, and focus around Southeast Asian field recordings. 
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Michael Vincent Waller
Moments

Unseen Worlds (Leo Svirsky, Laurie Spiegel) present the third LP from NYC-based composer Michael Vincent Waller. Composed for piano and vibraphone, Moments is a lengthy set of contemporary classical pieces that takes in by turns the tranquility of Erik Satie, the momentum of Steve Reich and the avant-melodiousness of Peter Zummo.

Leo Svirsky
River Without Banks

Leo Svirsky is a contemporary classical composer of rare deftness. His pieces spool out like running water, and as such it’s apt that his new LP should be entitled River Without Banks. Arranged for two pianos and various accompanying instruments, Svirsky’s music is tranquil, stirring and extremely lovely. Gas, Peter Zummo and Michael Nyman all come to mind when listening to River Without Banks.

“Blue” Gene Tyranny and Peter Gordon
Trust In Rock

A big concert from 1976 at Berkeley University, featuring Peter Gordon and key Robert Ashley collaborator “Blue” Gene Tyranny leading an ensemble in playing their own works. It sounds like a real special night, withrock taken to whole new areas via Kathy Acker lyrics, RMI synthesiser, clavinet, and a generally blasting attitude. Your Trust In Rock will be reinstated by this serious reissue by Unseen Worlds.
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“Blue” Gene Tyranny
Out Of The Blue

The first-ever vinyl reissue for “Blue” Gene Tyranny’s 1978 debut album, and newly re-mastered too. Out of the Blue managed to merge funk with futurism, turning familiar musical elements into something shocking and new. The four-track collection culminates in the side-long, 25-minute ‘A Letter From Home’. 
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Laurie Spiegel
Unseen Worlds

Big gorgeous electronic wonder from Laurie Spiegel. Unseen Worlds was composed with the use of software specially created by Spiegel for her own purposes (Music Mouse, still loved and used today), and has only had limited releases in 1991 and 1994 before now. Unseen Worlds (the label) now give Unseen Worlds (the album) the full attention it deserves, on CD and vinyl.
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Sam Ashley & Werner Durand
I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good / Love Among The Immortals

Werner Durand and Sam Ashley (son of Robert) have known one another since 1984, but only now have they taken to the studio for a recorded collaboration. I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good / Love Among The Immortals features two side-long pieces of shamanic minimalism with wind instruments, spoken word and electronics. Captures some of that crucial Ashley flavour. On Unseen Worlds.
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Philip Corner
EXTREEMIZMS, early & late

Very exciting release this one: a bunch of Phillip Corner’s experimental instrumental pieces, from both 1958 and 2015-2016. Nine pieces, performed primarily by Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker but also with notable additions from Rhodri Davies and Corner himself! EXTREEMIZMS, early & late is a remarkable and crucial set of strange and underheard music, out from Unseen Worlds.
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Maria Monti
Il Bestario

A true cult classic if ever there was one, Maria Monti is an actress who also made super intense, wildly avant-garde music spanning folk, pop, cabaret and more. Il Bestario is a twist and a turn at every corner, both beautifully pastoral and abrasively clashing. Its reissue via Unseen Worlds has ambient lord Taylor Deupree helming the remaster.

Jacqueline Humbert & David Rosenboom
J. Jasmine: My New Music

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Robert Haigh
Creatures of The Deep

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C-Schulz
10.Hose Horn

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Girma Yifrashewa
Love & Peace

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Lubomyr Melnyk
Three Solo Pieces

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Blue Gene Tyranny
Detours

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Dickie Landry
Fifteen Saxophones

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