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Ruins
Marea / Tide

Ruins are Alessandro Pizzin and Piergiuseppe Ciranna, an Italian Wave duo from Venice. 'Marea / Tide' is an album from 1983 inspired by Venetian painter Luigi Viola. It is another of those lost classics, well, not so much lost as destroyed. 600 copies were pressed, of which, due to the old chestnut of poor management, 300 were kept in storage before being binned. Music From Memory has repressed the album and included a bonus 7” single. Get in!
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Gigi Masin
Talk To The Sea

Nobody ever seems to have heard of Gigi Masin, so much respect due to Music From Memory for recovering so much material from his archive of unreleased sound. Talk To The Sea is full of curious minimal pieces, that loop vocal fragments and quiet electronics to form a quite beguiling whole. Deserves more recognition, no doubt.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MFM 002)
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Vito Ricci
I Was Crossing a Bridge

Vito Ricci, another under-appreciated cool-dude of the mid-80’s New York underground scene. Only a few releases ever put out by the guy in the first place, and you’d better believe they are hard to find. Thankfully, Music From Memory are bringing out this double LP compilation! I Was Crossing a Bridge shows off all kinds of electronic skills, very nice.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MFM 005)
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Suso Saiz
Rainworks

Having not released anything since 2008, Music From Memory released a compilation of Spanish ambient electronica producer and composer Suso Saiz. Known for his work with Orquesta de las Nubes and Música Esporádica as well as recording with Steve Reich, he has returned with a full length. Stunning, near abstract, and minimal in the most maximal of senses. Want glorious electroacoustic drones? Come here.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MFM 020)
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Terekke
Improvisational Loops

Terekke, whose work is usually heard on the banging L.I.E.S. label, here takes a meditative approach for Music From Memory. Improvisational Loops is as it claims to be: an organically-developed suite for digital synthesiser and looper. The album grew out of some yoga classes, so the music is appropriately new age tinged.

Kuniyuki Takahashi
Early Tape Works (1986-1993) Vol. 2

The excellent Music From Memory (Gaussian Curve, Richenel) drop the second part of their Kuniyiki Takahashi retrospective. These seven tracks were originally only available as highly limited runs, but Takahashi had great ambitions for his music. From his home studio in Sapporo he sought to construct a ‘new Oriental sound’ through an array of synthesisers and drum machines. The end results are these beautiful things, pieces pitched between the devotional synthesiser music of Alice Coltrane, contemporaneous composers like Midori Takada and early forays into hypnagogicism.
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Orquesta De Las Nubes
The Order Of Change

The Music From Memory label continue their unearthing of spanish musician Suso Saiz, after releasing Rainworks in 2017, they look into one of his groups, Orquesta de las Nubes. The Order Of Change is a compilation of their experimental and minimalist ambient/world sound with tracks taken from their releases ‘83-’87 and their compilation in 1993.
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Garrett
Private Life II

A lot of people are guesstimating that Garrett is the secretive alias of boogietronica legend Dam-Funk. While this has been neither confirmed nor denied at the time of writing (17:00, 29th October, Year Of Our Lord 2018) people are, like, 99.9% sure - D-F’s real name is Damon GARRETT Riddick, after all. What’s more, the smooth-ass synth tracks that make up the Private Life II LP bear more than a passing resemblance to the D-F sound. This one’s out via Music From Memory.
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Various
Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1984-1996

Another lovely compilation from Music From Memory featuring twenty tracks. On Outro Tempo II compiler John Gómez has the unenviable task of creating a legible picture of what Brazil's electronic underground was up to between 1984-1996. The result is magnificent, offering a view as nuanced and diverse as the country deserves. Featuring deep cuts from; May East, Dequinha E Zaba, Oharaska, Fausto Fawcett, R. H. Jackson, Edson Natale, Akira S, Low Key Hackers, Chance, Jorge Degas & Marcelo Salazar, Priscilla Ermel, Voluntários Da Pátria, Angel’s Breath, Fausto Fawcett and many more...
  • Vinyl Double LP (MFM 041)
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G.B. Beckers
Walkman

Trading for major money on Discogs (for original copies) and much less money on Normanogs (for the Music From Memory reissue), this 1982 LP from G. B. Beckers is a strange collection of art rock. The gentle, chorus-treated guitar parts hint at acts of like The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen, but tracks such as ‘Vollmond’ are asides of heavily-treated experimental electronica.
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Toshifumi Hinata
Broken Belief

Toshifumi Hinata graduated from Boston’s highly respected Berklee College of Music in 1982. He spent time living in the USA and UK. The recordings on Broken Belief are collected from a period between 1985 and 1987 and showcase his formative ambient work after becoming fed up with the world of classical music in which he was trained.

Roberto Musci
Tower of Silence

Roberto Musci collected the source field recordings for the music presented here on a wide array of international travels many decade ago. When he got home, he built on those sounds with synthesisers to make curious new hybrid musics. Very exploratory. Tower Of Silence is a double LP on Music From Memory.
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Richenel
La Diferencia

A hit in his native Holland throughout the 1980s, Richenel was originally an art-school squatter in Amsterdam making lo-fi bedroom pop tapes before that was a proper thing. This album has been circulating in the lost-gems end of the blogosphere for some years, and now re-issuers extraordinaire Music From Memory are giving it a second chance on vinyl. It’s worth checking - punky funk in the vein of ESG, the lo-fi recording gives it great warmth and depth.

Jonny Nash
Make A Wilderness

Jonny Nash has been going full ambient for some time now, but he really goes all in on this third solo album, Make A Wilderness. A slow pace, a mixture of distant synth swells, subtle strings, and glockenspiel etc. percussion make for a thoughtful and compelling suite. Make A Wilderness is released by Music From Memory.

Suso Saiz
Nothing Is Objective

The Suso Saiz-Music From Memory link bears more fruit. After 2017’s Rainworks, the Odisea compilation and an LP from Saiz’s group Orquesta De Las Nubes, Saiz delivers another full-length for the label in the form of Nothing Is Objective. This is a gorgeous set of Balearic-influenced ambient electronics, one that slots neatly into a Music From Memory catalogue that also includes releases by Dip In The Pool and Jonny Nash.
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Dip In The Pool
On Retinae

On Retinae is a bright and pleasing slice of Japanese pop music recorded in the heart of the 1980’s. The track, the work of Dip In The Pool, glides forwards on a stately melody line for plucked synth lines, delicate vocals and unexpected (but thoroughly welcome) clarinet completing the picture. The entrancing tune is present here in two different versions. On Music From Memory.

Various
Uneven Paths (Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 - 1991)

Even by the standards of Music From Memory, this is an oddball. Label founder Jamie Tiller gets together with Parisian crate-digger Raphael Top-Secret to comb the annals of 80s/early 90s European music and find the weirdest stuff they can that still has a hint of a pop sensibility about it. Unsurprisingly, it’s a mixed bag - synthwave sits alongside avant-jazz; spoken-word pieces suddenly break out into Depeche Mode-style electro-pop; disco beats come topped with shoegaze atmospherics. A lot of fun to be had here.

Joan Bibiloni
El Sur

El Sur is a premium example of the jazz-ambient-fusion-synth-experimentalist-groove sound produced by Joan Bibiloni during the 1980’s. He set up his own label, Blau, to showcase both his own work and the work of others across the Balearic islands, and this was one of the jewels in the Blau crown. Reissue LP with an evocative sleeve, on Music From Memory.
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Victor
Amerikan Dread

Satoshi Yamamura has dug this one out the crates for a reissue on the excellent Music From Memory (Dip In The Pool, Richenel). Previously only available as an ultra-rare 7”, ‘Amerikan Dread’ is a disco-funk strut topped with an aching vocal from Victor equal parts David Byrne and Grace Jones. Comes backed with the ‘N.Y.C. Dub’ that graced the original release as well as new versions by Lipelis and Androo.
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Richenel
Perfect Stranger

Six more tracks released by Music From Memory by the Dutch art-disco singer Richenel. The songs on Perfect Stranger are from Richenel's 1982 cassette only debut album La Diferencia. This is disco in the post-punk vein, all austere and jagged, but very danceable all the same.

Vincent
Fast Forward

Information on this one has been kept close to the chest. The mysterious Vincent released this EP on cassette in 1987, and Music From Memory have managed to dig it out for a vinyl repress. Who is it? Well if you like your electro 80s and your Yamaha RX grooves pushed out to the max, this one’s for you. Morning Love is an exit music gem.
  • Vinyl 12" (MFM 024)
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Michal Turtle
Return To Jeka

Dutch imprint Music From Memory gather eight tracks from the archives of Michal Turtle. 'Return To Jeka' is the label's third release in collaboration with the English artist. Previously, they raided his tapes for the 'Are You Psychic?' EP and 'Phantoms Of Dreamland' 2LP. Like those records, this rewinds back to the 80s and features eight previously unheard cuts of obscure Britsh synth music, produced between 1983 and 1985. We can hear his background in jazz and classical, and even the funk and dub influences that run through this electro-ambient-tropical doozy.
  • Vinyl LP (MFM 029)
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