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

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

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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: Heatsick Electronics

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14 tracks: Trouble At Mill

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Cold Holiday

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Cambiare

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No Lotion

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CLOUDFACE

Untitled

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Lovely, fluffy ambient house from Canada's Cloudface for Opal Tapes.

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JOHN SANDIA & ANIELLO

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Machine madness from Ged Gengras' Personable and Gnod's Dwellings & Druss.

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End-of-the-rope business from Sweden's D.A.R.F.D.H.S., debuting on Opal Tapes.

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RUN DUST

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Proceeding a string of releases for Tesla Tapes, Luke Calzonetti's Run Dust arrives on Opal Tapes.

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MIKE SIMONETTI

At the Juncture of Dark and Light (Vol. 3)

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Mike Simonetti presents the 3rd volume of his ongoing mixtape series, via Opal Tapes.

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Blown-out lo-fi house and techno patter from Oakland, CA's Worker/Parasite, new on Opal Tapes.

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Dank darkside industro-dubs from Italy's Violetpoison, new on Opal Tapes.

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