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Benjamin Finger
Exit du Départ

Benjamin Finger is possibly the Oslo composer's real name, which begs the question on how we refer to his classic work in future. "Eno-esque" makes sense, but does "Finger-esque"? Anyway, his work is certainly good enough to be filed alongside the great composers. Finger's new album 'Exit du Départ' is a two-part journey into meditative soundscapes, voice loops and minimal piano composition. 
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Marie Awadis
Una Corda Diaries

‘Una Corda Diaries’ is a stunningly beautiful album from Armenian-born pianist and songwriter Marie Awadis. Taking inspiration from the months spent under lockdown, it was recorded entirely on the Una Corda M189 synth. A pure and restful sound that will appeal to any fans of ambient music.
  • Vinyl 10"
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Slowly
Reveal

Hang on, I've just been talking about Charlie Berger leader of the With Hidden Noise project elsewhere on these pages and here he is again this time under the name Slowly. It traverses similar ground in that it is in awe of '90s dream-pop and shoegaze but it's a surprisingly uplifting collection with upbeat dynamics that recall Red House Painters or Idaho. 
  • Vinyl LP
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With Hidden Noise
Beside the Sea

With Hidden Noise is a project led by Charlie Berger exploring the minimal side of slowcore, post-rock and shoegaze. The album was recorded in a bleak outpost of Canada during a cold winter and has the atmospherics to match. It is not without warmth though as Berger injects melody and heartwarming choruses into his work. It might be near summer right now but this could be the sort of record to help you through next winter.  
  • Vinyl LP
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Weights & Measures
Complete Discography

Canadian instrumental math-rock trio (I really want to write ‘maths rock’) Weights & Measures don’t concern themselves with whether your landlord is serving you the right amount of booze, they just wanna play. Well, they did until 2004 when they split up. For the first time on vinyl we have their Complete Discography. The band were underappreciated in their time, so now’s the time to lend them your ears. 2LP on Oscarson, limited to 175 copies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (oscarson no. 18)
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Anthony Baden Saggers
Sketches From A Minor Tragedy

Sketches From A Minor Tragedy is the latest album release from composer and self-taught musician Anthony Baden Saggers, often better known as Stray Ghost. Released as a vinyl edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, this is an intensely personal piece for Saggers, written on the piano at the start of 2019. 
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson 27)
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Montevale
Figure and Ground

Montevale are a post-minimalist duo from Stuttgart. They feature composer and philosopher Thomas Sattig and Ahlie Schaubel who was previously in ‘90s bands elektrolochmann and Monochrome. Figure and Ground is the duo’s second album and has been five years in the making. Whereas their last album recounted the findings of a 10 year journey, this is seemingly about feeling closer to home and was written and recorded in their purpose built studio.

Rutger Zuydervelt and Bill Seaman
Movements of Dust

Rutger Zuydervelt and Bill Seaman have collaborated on Movements of Dust. You probably know Rutger Zuydervelt as the man behind Dutch electronic project Machinefabriek. Bill Seaman hails from these shores and has previously collaborated with John Supko. This album was recorded between Durham and Rotterdam in the first half of 2019.
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson no. 25)
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Cody Noon
Ace of Wands

Ace of Wands is the second album by instrumental duo, Cody Noon. A love of bands such as Mogwai, Slint and Yo La Tengo should tell you all you need to know about this pair from Reading. They also love comics and wrestling which feeds into their music along with expressing the end to a turbulent year.
  • Vinyl LP (Oscarson No. 24)
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Kele Goodwin
Moonbug

Portland singer-songwriter Kele Goodwin sees his 2017 LP Moonbug given a vinyl pressing through the lovely little German label oscarson (Kepler, Brigid Mae Power). Moonbug is more widescreen than Goodwin’s intimate 2010 debut Hymns, with an astute backing band fleshing out his world-weary brand of Americana. Goodwin’s reed-clear voice and penchant for folksy chord changes pitches Moonbug somewhere between Love Is Overtaking Me-mode Arthur Russell, John Martyn and Wilco - a very good place to be indeed.
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson 22)
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Lucy Roleff
Left Open in a Room

Second album from Melbourne-based folk singer Lucy Roleff, following three years on from her debut offering This Paradise. Once again, Roleff’s striking, swooping voice is the main attraction on Left Open In a Room, but the delicate acoustic picking of its predecessor is bolstered by the presence of a 36-string harp. 

Sebastian Selke x Daniel Selke
Q3A

On Q3A the brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke ruminate on the political circumstance of their 1980s east German upbringing. They each take a side of the 7", Daniel using his childhood cello and synths, while Sebastian's is his first foray into solo work. The music itself is a drone that yearns for home, that is wistful, and is unromantic.

Lindsay Clark
Crystalline

Begat and raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains and now resident of Portland, Oregon, subtle songwriter and nature-lover Lindsay Clark returns with her fourth album. Crystalline focuses on highly delicate, nuanced songwriting. Layered vocals, piano, flute, clarinet, piano and guitar quietly articulate Clark & co's expressive tunes.

Steven Doman
St-Octave

Steve Doman originally wrote and recorded the music that makes up St-Octave for Le Dernier Souffle, a documentary by Grace Singh and the Netflix documentary series Wild, Wild Country. The music was informed by his move from LA to Quebec where he found he had time get back in touch with nature and learn French. 10” vinyl, limited to 75 copies with handmade artwork, or Cassette, limited to 50 copies with handmade inserts on Oscarson.

MayMay
Mountains Hills Plateaus and Plains

MayMay is Laurel Simmonds from Portland, Oregon. She is a multi-instrumentalist possessing a mesmerising voice and a member of folk band Loch Lomond. She has worked with a number of people including Heather Woods Broderick, Peter Broderick and Alela Diane. Mountains Hills Plateaus and Plains is her third album and follow-up to And So I Place You In The Setting Sun.
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson no 09)
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Nu Nog Even Niet
#1 & #2

Nu Nog Even Niet is a collaborative project between songwriter Chantal Acda and poet Lotte Dodion. The pair glide through two spare, spectral works on this release. Spindly bundles of piano and violin are fogged with reverb as the duo breathily deliver their verse. The overall effect is as if amiina had got their hands on the absolute quietest bits of Bjork’s early-2000s work.
  • Vinyl LP (Oscarson no. 15)
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Jung Body
Real Eternal Bliss

An 8-song 10” mini-album by this German-based singer-songwriter. Before you run screaming from the latter characterisation, this is engaging, wordy stuff, with a free-flowing delivery over backing that incorporates jazzy and ambient twists and turns. In the same ballpark as Brigid Mae Power or Peter Broderick, who Mr. Body shared a compilation with.
  • Vinyl 10" (osc no.14)
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Immigrant
Wounded Healer

Norman has stocked several releases by Graeme McNab aka Immigrant over the years, an unobtrusive songwriter with scant online presence. Wounded Healer is out through Oscarson on standard and deluxe vinyl editions as well as a handmade gatefold CD, all with various quantities of extra goodies, such as lyrics and photographs. Expect this music to be gentle, sincere and utterly unflamboyant.
  • Vinyl LP (osc no.13lp)
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Brigid Mae Power
The Ones You Keep Close

The Ones You Keep Close was recorded by Brigid Mae Power with a band that included Peter Broderick (who also took care of recording and mastering the record). Brigid’s lush alternative-folk sound is in fine form right here. Available in vinyl and cassette formats (both accompanied with download codes) on the oscarson label.
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson no 12)
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The Workhouse
Now I Am On Fire

The Workhouse present their brooding new album Now I Am On Fire, five years after their last full-length effort. Now I Am On Fire is released in both CD and vinyl LP editions, as well as a special combined double format bundle. And all editions come with a big old thirty page booklet. Released by the oscarson label

The Workhouse
The Sky Still Looks The Same

The Workhouse are not a god-awful blues rock band as the name might suggest, but a post-rock band who blend dark atmospherics, shoegaze and post-punk, and they’ve been doing it, from their Oxford base, since 1996. The Sky Still Looks The Same is their latest EP, released on German label, Oscarson.
  • Vinyl 10" (Osc no. 2)
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Various
oscarsongs

A quality compilation of new and exclusive material put together by David Allred. The tracklisting of oscarsongs includes Peter Broderick, Brigid Mae Power and Joanna Sternberg, and the overall suite is rather gorgeous. Both the CD and the vinyl editions are subtle, handsome things, and they each come with a booklet also.
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson no. 10)
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  • CD (oscarson no. 10)
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David Allred
Woods

David Allred has often worked with American multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick after Allred transcribed one of his songs. Broderick describes Allred’s musical ideas as odd, honest and intriguing. On his new 10” EP, Woods,  he works with Broderick’s sister, Heather Woods Broderick, making a beautiful sound using layered vocal harmonies. Most definitely intriguing.
  • Vinyl 10" (oscarson no. 08)
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The Volume Settings Folder
Laguna

M. Beckmann is a busy guy… Having self-released over 15 albums under The Volume Settings Folder he’s releasing his first vinyl in the form of Laguna on Oscarson. This is gorgeous, expansive, post-everything ambient music. Highly influenced by Sigur Ros and The Album Leaf but with the minimalism and solitude of Caught in the Wake Forever.

Aerial
Put It This Way In The Headlines

Featuring members of Simian Ghost, No Coda and Alpha Mound, Swedish collaborators Aerial have produced the perfect and uniquely Aerial mix of post-rock sincerity and an almost poppy/singalong songwriting style. ‘Put It This Way In The Headlines’ is a chillingly atmospheric record with all the visual depth and power of bands like God Speed You Black Emperor, Tortoise or Mogwai.
  • Vinyl Double LP (oscarson no. 04)
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Kepler
Attic Salt

Canadian band Kepler ran for just under a decade prior to 2006, the point when band member Jeremy Gara switched out the group for Arcade Fire. Mind you, this lot don’t sound anything like Win & Regine’s Merrie Men - 2005 LP Attic Salt (Kepler’s third full-length) oscillates between coiled emo and sprawling, wistful slowcore. Now reissued by Oscarson, the new edition of Attic Salt comes with a bonus track and a nice little booklet hidden in the cover artwork.

AT + DA / PB (Andrea Tomasi + David Allred / Peter Broderick)
AT + DA / PB

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The Arctic Flow
The Luminous Veil

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David Allred
Midstory

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