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Basic House

I'm Not A Heaven Man

Label: OPAL TAPES
Genre: ELECTRONIC
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Format: Cassette
Released: Sep 2012
Catalogue Number: OPAL006
Tracks for: I'm Not A Heaven Man
Time
1. BASIC HOUSE : 01
2. BASIC HOUSE : 02
3. BASIC HOUSE : 03

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basic house - I'm Not A Heaven Man

**Housed in colour J-card with insert** Opal Tapes continue to make our week with their sixth edition, coming from label bossman Stephen Bishop aka Basic House. 'I'm Not A Heaven Man' is his 2nd cassette release, following the issue of his 'Ambrosias Vol.1' for Norway's boutique Koppklys imprint, and sketches an often bleak soundworld streaked with cryptic chiaroscuro electro-acoustics, ritualist drone, edge-of-the-planet ambience and tape-ground industrial house patterns. At times it recalls an opiated, sleep-paralysed version of Andy Stott, maybe a darker adjunct to the frayed and abstract environs of Aaron Dilloway, or a more diffuse Thought Broadcast, especially in the deconstructed warehouse interzone of 'Teenage Dog', the sludgy lilt of 'Perishing' or the submerged digital scree of 'Green Dome (Bottomless)'. But ultimately there's something more elusive, a haptic appreciation of grain and space that we can't place our finger on and should keep us returning to this gem gone 3am when nothing else will fit the atmosphere of glowing computer screen, creaking house timbers and EVP hallucinations. Really quite an amazing imprint, this.

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BASIC HOUSE  - I'm Not A Heaven Man, OPAL TAPES
PROSTITUTES / BASIC HOUSE - Mirror & Gate (Vol. I), OPAL TAPES
VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: No Wave Techno, Boomkat / 14 Tracks
VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Heatsick Electronics, Boomkat / 14 Tracks
VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Trouble At Mill, Boomkat / 14 Tracks
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Stephen Bishop, label head at Opal Tapes, returns with a new album for Helm's Alter label.

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BASIC HOUSE

Caim in Bird Form

DIGITALIS

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*Digital Edition includes two bonus tracks* Debut Vinyl LP proper from Opal Tapes' visionary bossman*

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BASIC HOUSE

I'm Not A Heaven Man

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Opal Tapes return with a mix of ritualist drone and industrial house patterns.

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PROSTITUTES / BASIC HOUSE

Mirror & Gate (Vol. I)

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Prostitutes and Basic House go two's up for the 1st in Opal Tapes and BUTW's 'Mirror & Gate' series.

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14 tracks: No Wave Techno

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VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS

14 tracks: Heatsick Electronics

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14 tracks: Trouble At Mill

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MANSE - Lying In Wait, OPAL TAPES
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Split

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Opal Tapes with a split between Budapest lynchpin S Olbricht and Maté Janky aka Alley Cats.

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FORD FOSTER & WILLIAM WATTS

Ford Foster & William Watts

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DJ Ford Foster returns to Opal Tapes with four ghetto bangers backed by the debut drop from William Watts.

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KETEV

KETEV

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Berlin's Ketev debuts on Opal Tapes' latest batch with a haunting of ghoulish post-techno spectres.

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JAMES PLACE

An Entire Matchbook A Night

OPAL TAPES

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Hypnotic, discombobulated house deviations from another new cat on the Opal Tapes block.

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AUSTIN CESEAR & STEFAN JóS

Austin Cesear & Stefan Jós

OPAL TAPES

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Gauzy split album of lower case ambient house and electronica from Austin Cesear and Stefan Jós.

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KAUMWALD

Hantasive

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Dub-frayed and concrète techno convolutions from French duo, Kaumwald. New on Opal Tapes.

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LUMISOKEA

Apophenia

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Lumisokea isolate a diffuse mixture of techno and concrète noise with 'Apophenia' for Opal Tapes.

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Dub-frayed and concrète techno convolutions from French duo, Kaumwald. New on Opal Tapes.

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BODY BOYS

Growth Window

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Debut album of quiet, reflective keys and melancholy pop ambient from another new Opal Tapes discovery.

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LUMISOKEA

Contrapasso

OPAL TAPES

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Lumisokea debut on Opal Tapes with a brooding 24 minute industrial techno abstraction.

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COIN

Inside Palace

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Coin's 2nd helping for Opal Tapes is one of the most striking and enigmatic numbers on the label so far.

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MANSE

Lying In Wait

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Slamming Industrial techno deviations from Manse - new on Opal Tapes.

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The second EP salvo on the Old Apparatus collective's recently minted Sullen Tone label,

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A 20 minute coda to 'A Static Place', created with a setup of two mechanical-acoustic gramophones.

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