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Format: Cassette
Released: Sep 2012
Catalogue Number: OPAL004
Tracks for: Split
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1. BAT / OND TON : 01
2. BAT / OND TON : 02
3. BAT / OND TON : 03

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best available technology / ond ton - Split

**Housed in colour J-card with insert** Sweden and Portland, Oregon's BAT & TON kick off a crucial 2nd batch of Opal Tapes with two sides of mind-smudging electronic abstractions reducing shards of house, drone and darker ambient to an uncanny agenda. Best Available Technology aka BAT takes the A-side, opening with a lo-fi, squinted take on classic Maurizio or Pole before dissolving into salty analog crackles and sinking through Actress-like decimations to a wheezing, impressionistic acid house blur. The emphasis is all on metastable texture and structure, conducted with a spectral sensuality. Much the same can be said for OND TON, whose side opens with something approximating a ferric-faded Sunn 0))) doing slow house before extruding your ears through strains of slung techno that veer from sounding like Kassem Mosse's darkest dreams to celestial synth peaks and glassy dreamhouse dimensions. This is really very strong - Tipped!

BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY / OND TON - Split, OPAL TAPES
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BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY / OND TON

Split

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Sweden and Portland, Oregon's BAT & TON kick off a crucial 2nd batch of Opal Tapes.

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RUN DUST - Zeckenentferner, OPAL TAPES
MIKE SIMONETTI - At the Juncture of Dark and Light (Vol. 3), OPAL TAPES
WORKER PARASITE - Proletariat EP, OPAL TAPES
VIOLETPOISON - Sovrastrutture, OPAL TAPES
HOLOVR - Holo Earth, OPAL TAPES
SIOBHAN - Southgate, OPAL TAPES
HOLOVR - Holo Earth, OPAL TAPES
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SIOBHAN - Southgate, OPAL TAPES
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ALLEY CATSS & S OLBRICHT - Split, OPAL TAPES
FORD FOSTER & WILLIAM WATTS - Ford Foster & William Watts, OPAL TAPES
KETEV - KETEV, OPAL TAPES
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D.A.R.F.D.H.S.

FÖRINTELSEN & DÖDEN

OPAL TAPES

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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

Zeckenentferner

OPAL TAPES

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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)

OPAL TAPES

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

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WORKER PARASITE

Proletariat EP

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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VIOLETPOISON

Sovrastrutture

OPAL TAPES

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

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HOLOVR

Holo Earth

OPAL TAPES

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Fugged-up, emotive electronica from Jimmy Billingham's Holovr alias, returning to Opal Tapes.

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SIOBHAN

Southgate

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Nerve-rattling electro and cyber-punk from Travis Galloway in Siobhan mode for Opal Tapes.

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HOLOVR

Holo Earth

OPAL TAPES

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Fugged-up, emotive electronica from Jimmy Billingham's Holovr alias, returning to Opal Tapes.

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SIOBHAN

Southgate

OPAL TAPES

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Nerve-rattling electro and cyber-punk from Travis Galloway in Siobhan mode for Opal Tapes.

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ALLEY CATSS & S OLBRICHT

Split

OPAL TAPES

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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

OPAL TAPES

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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.

LOSCIL - Sketches From New Brighton, Kranky
STEPHAN MATHIEU - Coda (For WK), 12K
JOHN AVERY - Jessica In The Room Of Lights, Forced Nostalgia
MIKA VAINIO - FE3O4 - Magnetite, Touch
ELI KESZLER - Catching Net, PAN
LOSCIL - Sketches From New Brighton, Kranky
STEFAN GOLDMANN - 17:50, Macro Recordings
KASSEL JAEGER - Deltas, Editions Mego
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CLARK - Fantasm Planes, Warp Records
ANDREA BELFI - Dubbing & Doubling, ROOM 40
LEO ABRAHAMS & OLIVER COATES - Crystals Are Always Forming, SLIP DISCS
SCHNEIDER TM - Construction Sounds, Bureau B
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LOSCIL

Sketches From New Brighton

Kranky

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**Debossed gatefold slipcase** Scott Morgan returns with his 7th album of amorphous ambient drift...

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STEPHAN MATHIEU

Coda (For WK)

12K

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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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JOHN AVERY

Jessica In The Room Of Lights

Forced Nostalgia

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**Crucial reissue of this spellbinding touchstone in the canon of Sheffield’s industrial music heritage**

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MIKA VAINIO

FE3O4 - Magnetite

Touch

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Incredible music, and yet another totally unmissable full-length from Mika Vainio.

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ELI KESZLER

Catching Net

PAN

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*Bumper double album that collects up all the disparate pieces of the Cold Pin recordings*

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LOSCIL

Sketches From New Brighton

Kranky

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*Deluxe 2LP Edition Now In Stock*

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STEFAN GOLDMANN

17:50

Macro Recordings

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Strange, outernational scales with infectious rhythm programming and electro-acoustic abstractions.

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KASSEL JAEGER

Deltas

Editions Mego

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Fifth album from Swiss-French sound artist Kassel Jaeger, his first for Editions Mego.

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CLARK

Fantasm Planes

Warp Records

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6-track EP, a companion piece to Clark’s last full length ‘Iradelphic’.

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ANDREA BELFI

Dubbing & Doubling

ROOM 40

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**Single sided LP with deluxe silkscreen print on the flipside**

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LEO ABRAHAMS & OLIVER COATES

Crystals Are Always Forming

SLIP DISCS

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**Brilliant album veering from Mark Fell like cryogenic rhythms to impossibly heavy, doom-laden drones**

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SCHNEIDER TM

Construction Sounds

Bureau B

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**CD version of the album included inside**