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Thursday, 26 February

HORACE SPROTT - Ain't This A Mean World, Death Is Not The End
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HORACE SPROTT

Ain't This A Mean World

Death Is Not The End

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH005

*Limited to 100 copies* "Horace Sprott performed on Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of folklorist Frederic Ramsey, Jr's Music of the South series of field recordings released in 1955 on Folkways. 'Ain't This a Mean World' pulls together tracks from all three of these volumes. Ramsey Jr. met Sprott in Marion, Alabama in 1954 and subsequently recorded seven sessions with him in April and May of that year. Born some time between 1886 and 1890 in Talladega Forest, Alabama, Sprott learnt the old religious songs of the bush arbor and the plantation from his mother and grandmother, and from h… Read more
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ROGER TELLIER-CRAIG - Visites Possibles And Sightings: Music For The Videos Of Sabrina Ratte, Where To Now?
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**Edition of 70 with 2 colour risograph J-card** "The music on this collection was written specifically to accompany video pieces by Sabrina Ratté. 'Visites Possibles' was created for the online collective Computers Club, while the “Sightings” series was created for the video label Undervolt & Co. For this series of videos we were interested in exploring a more direct relationship between sound and image, where most of the sounds contained in the pieces act as a sort of translation of the events happening within the video… Read more
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ROGER TELLIER-CRAIG - Visites Possibles And Sightings: Music For The Videos Of Sabrina Ratte, Where To Now?

Thursday, 19 February

VARIOUS - OFF THE HOOK: 2 Years Of Hotline Recordings, Hotline Recordings
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VARIOUS

OFF THE HOOK: 2 Years Of Hotline Recordings

Hotline Recordings

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: HOTCASS001

**Inc. individual trax by Hodge, Commodo, Rachael, Lurka, plus trax and a 40 minute mix by Kahn & Neek. Top TIP!** "Two years of cryptic voicemails, street promotion, phone-driven party line-ups and dancefloor wrecking traxxx – Following a series of vinyl-only 12″s, the label that championed some of the most timeless cuts from the likes of Kahn & Neek, Lurka, Rachael, Dj Sotofett, Commodo and Hodge, now presents us with this exxxclusive cassette compilation featuring their back catalog. Kicking off with the B-Side of their latest release, the tape-reel works it… Read more
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VARIOUS - OFF THE HOOK: 2 Years Of Hotline Recordings, Hotline Recordings
ANDREW BRODER (FOG) - Picture Of The Hostage Holding Today's Newspaper, BRIAN RECORDS
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ANDREW BRODER (FOG)

Picture Of The Hostage Holding Today's Newspaper

BRIAN RECORDS

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: BRIANRECORDS0000021

*Limited edition Cassette Box Set of 75 copies* Andrew Broder (aka Fog) returns with this series of beat tapes compiled in this set for the small-run Brian Records label, home to lathe-pressings from the likes of Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm and others.
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NIGEL WRENCH - ZA86, THE TAPEWORM
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NIGEL WRENCH

ZA86

THE TAPEWORM

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: TTW86

**Edition of 150** 'ZA86' presents reporter Nigel Wrench's remarkable documentation of South Africa under apartheid in 1986, using tapes unlocked for the first time from a Cape Town cellar. Released to mark the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, 'ZA86' offers a detailed portrait of a critical point in the regime's final and most oppressive years, built using extracts edited from nine tapes out of the unique cassette archive of Turnstyle News. From street level perspectives of white right wingers and 19 year old platoon leaders to the funeral of TV cameraman and a May Day… Read more
NIGEL WRENCH - ZA86, THE TAPEWORM
BLACK SPIRITUALS - Live At Disjecta: High Vibration Resonance (Vol. 1), THE TAPEWORM
Captivating improvisations consolidating dextrous free-jazz, rock and electronics by Oakland, CA, USA's Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Trammel aka Black Spirituals. Currently in the midst of a massive Euro tour with Earth, the duo collude with The Tapeworm to present this damn fine expo - 150 copies for the merch-stall and 50 for everybody else - of a coversant sound inspired by roots American black music whose relevance is still striking today. Trammell's percussion and Watkins' electronics play out a dynamic relationship of expressive ritual… Read more
BLACK SPIRITUALS - Live At Disjecta: High Vibration Resonance (Vol. 1), THE TAPEWORM

Thursday, 22 January

JON K - Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8), Reel Torque
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JON K

Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8)

Reel Torque

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FAKTION8

**Utterly blinding, 100-minute tape housed in rare clamshell case with risographed artwork illustrated and designed by John Powell-Jones. Edition of 350** Reel Torque Volume 8: 'Loukanikos' Dance' is a labyrinthine lesson in the black art of DJing delivered by a pillar of Manchester dancefloors, Jon K. Arriving two years and two weeks after he dropped Fact Magazine's Best Mix of 2013 online, this is - quite remarkably - Jon's first ever physical mix release. It's the stuff mixtape dreams are made of; crammed with complete obscurities, all-time classics and dusty perci… Read more
JON K - Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8), Reel Torque
PAUL H WILLIAMS - Aeroforms, THE TAPEWORM
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PAUL H WILLIAMS

Aeroforms

THE TAPEWORM

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TTW76

*Limited edition of 150* "Paul H Williams writes: “Aeroforms 1 and 2 were made around 1984/85 using a BBC Microcomputer with a Music 500 outboard synthesiser and Ample music software. This release has been mastered from that original cassette recording. I developed a generative music programme that created sound pieces within a set of boundaries. Tones were produced within a range of sound qualities, frequencies, periods and start times. Once the parameters were selected randomisation was used so that the programme “chose” which tones to play, how to play them, when and for how long. T… Read more
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PAUL H WILLIAMS - Aeroforms, THE TAPEWORM
DALE CORNISH & PHIL JULIAN - Two Warhol's Worth, THE TAPEWORM
The donation by Kevin Drumm to Phil Julian of a Hewlett Packard test tone generator (to avoid excess baggage charges) caught the curiosity of Dale Cornish. With Cornish and Julian renowned for their own releases, for a variety of labels including The Tapeworm, this chance bonding over former NASA technical equipment has led to their first collaboration...
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REV. EDWARD W. CLAYBORN - I Have a Home in the Sky, Death Is Not The End
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REV. EDWARD W. CLAYBORN

I Have a Home in the Sky

Death Is Not The End

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH004

*Edition of 100 copies* "Death Is Not The End return with a compilation of 12 tracks that Rev. Edward W. Clayborn recorded for Vocalion in the mid to late 1920s. Very little is known about Clayborn, besides that he is likely to have hailed from the Alabama area. Playing an open tuned guitar with a simple alternating bass line, Clayborn's music has been referred to by some as overtly basic, however amidst the simple beauty lies a depth of passion and conviction."
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Thursday, 18 December

PAUL WOLINSKI - Full Bleed, Sacred Tapes
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PAUL WOLINSKI

Full Bleed

Sacred Tapes

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SAC009

**2nd edition of 100 x C25 with fold-out art insert. Purchase of tape comes with full download version dropped straight into your account** "Full Bleed is a more experimental turn for Paul Wolinski following his more song structured work as POLINSKI ( Labyrinths, 2011) and numerous albums, movie scores and one-off performances with 65daysofstatic. Full Bleed is an all together different kind of record for the artist, a move into bleaker, more experimental territory. The digital glitches have been subsumed by analog tape hiss; the kick drums have been eaten by white noise; tempos have be… Read more
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PAUL WOLINSKI - Full Bleed, Sacred Tapes

Thursday, 04 December

WAND - Ganglion Reef, GOD?

WAND

Ganglion Reef

GOD?

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: GOD009CS

"Wand are Cory Hanson (W.H.I.T.E., Chad And The Meat Bodies), Daniel Martens (Zulus, Battleship), Evan Burrows (Behavior) and Lee Landey (Agowilt). They are from Los Angeles, California. ‘Ganglion Reef’ was recorded in San Pedro and mixed in San Diego, California. The fluctuating gravity of Wand’s sound achieves total Wand-hood by jamming senses, sounds and vibes through the circuits like magic plays of light and dark for today’s (and tomorrow’s) mind-ears. From beneath the glassine surface dost emerge: Ganglion Reef."
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Thursday, 06 November

BEPPU - Post Content, OTHER IDEAS
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Post Content

OTHER IDEAS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: OTRC003

*Edition of 50 copies* Andrew Hargreaves of The Boats returns with an excellent, noisy new Beppu album. Arriving in the wake of this year's 'Coercion' LP, the 'Post Content' session features eight of Andrew's most malevolent industrial/noise excursions inspired by the early waves of TG and Clock DVA and strongly compatible with the recent wave of gear from Vatican Shadow, Alberich et al. And while it might all just be "noise" to the lay listener, there's a thread of melodic ambiguity to Beppu's music that's become his charred brand; from the thunderous discord of 'Verbal Objections' thru the … Read more
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BEPPU - Post Content, OTHER IDEAS

Thursday, 11 September

REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
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REFUSENIK

Musikaliszer Pinkos

SLIP DISCS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP008

**Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "Musikaliszer Pinkos [SLP008] is the Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas’ first recording issued through Slip Discs, under his REFUSENIK alias. Recorded on a Polyvox synthesiser salvaged from a local market in Vilnius, this substantial suit of analogue meditations sees the composer approach material sourced from a Hebrew music book of the same name, published by cantor Abraham Berenstein in Vilna (1927). Surpassing mere analogue fetishism, Bumšteinas’ album is grounded upon a delicate flow betwee… Read more
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REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
TCR - Study 1: SNAZ, SLIP DISCS
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TCR

Study 1: SNAZ

SLIP DISCS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP009

**Excellent, Deranged avant-dance music from the Slip Discs co-founder. For fans of Micachu, Patten, G.O.D. Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "SNAZ [SLP009] is the first in a series of deranged dancefloor studies by Tom Rose, for which he is adopting his TCR moniker. Bookended by two remixes of cuts from Micachu’s Meat Batch Mix with Kwake Bass and I’m Not Dancing EP with Tirzah are three TCR originals borne out of an admiration for the producer’s bludgeoning and eccentric dance music. On Leaves, Vixen and Peach, TCR contorts blunted beats into gl… Read more
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TCR - Study 1: SNAZ, SLIP DISCS
SOPHIA LOIZOU - Chrysalis, Astro:Dynamics
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Chrysalis

Astro:Dynamics

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: ADCASS12

**Debut LP of brooding neo-classical/noise composition built from deconstructed instrumentation fed thru computer software and analog hardware by Sophia Loizou. Mixed & mastered by Paul Jebanasam. Edition of 100 designed by Alex Digard. RIYL Roly Porter, Ben Frost, The Haxan Cloak**"Astro:Dynamics return with Sophia Loizou's debut album, and indeed debut release, in the form of Chrysalis. It is an exploration of conflict and balance. Using a unique set of sonic transformations, synthetic materials and archival recordings of life both natural and mechanised, the work depicts forms across … Read more
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SOPHIA LOIZOU - Chrysalis, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 14 August

MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes
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Mechanism

Tesla Tapes

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: TESLA020

**Artwork by Dr.Me. Edition of 50** Michel Hann (Rejections) shape-shifts into Marreck for his 2nd cassette on Tesla Tapes. Stepping on from the Ballardian infatuations and physical blows of his releases for Opal Tapes and Jehu and Chinaman, he's conceived a pointedly streamlined, visceral sound on 'Mechanism' which attempts to burrow right into any willing/unwilling host in proximity. The nine minutes of steam-powered, pneumatic pulses and eviscerating distortion in 'Prima' leave a serrated incision where 'Descending' enters and spreads like some vicious noise virus, before the banking squeal… Read more
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MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes

Thursday, 07 August

STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING - Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle, Fin-A-Dee Six Records
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STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING

Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle

Fin-A-Dee Six Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FIN002

"Fresh from their debut release - a collaboration with kraut legend Harald Grosskopf (RVNG, Sky) (Ashra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze), Standard Planets release their second single, a collaboration with Arthur's Landing: a collective of musicians who worked extensively with revered avant-disco producer Arthur Russell throughout his life. The A side of the release is a never before recorded or released Arthur Russell song 'Dumbo Dumbo'. Arthur attempted this song during the infamous CBS/Dinosaur L recording sessions of 1978 but was abandoned for r… Read more
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STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING - Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle, Fin-A-Dee Six Records

Thursday, 24 July

STAR TURBINE - Fuse Editions 002, Bomb Shop

STAR TURBINE

Fuse Editions 002

Bomb Shop

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: FUSEEDITIONS002

"The second in the Fuse Editions series presents two live performances by Star Turbine - one recorded at Fuse Art Space, Bradford, on the 27th of February 2014, and another from Nundungeon, Edinburgh, on the 1st of March 2014. Released on limited cassette and digital formats in July 2014. Star Turbine are Sindre Bjerga and Claus Poulsen. Working mainly with electronics and prepared amplified objects, they have toured their unique soundscapes throughout Europe over the last two years."
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Thursday, 17 July

BONNY BILLY & THE PICKET LINE - Funtown Comedown, Drag City
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BONNY BILLY & THE PICKET LINE

Funtown Comedown

Drag City

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: SN17CS

*New edition on limited cassette.* Recorded live in a communal setting, surrounded by friends and family, this new release from Will Oldham and cohorts approaches bluegrass music from a joyous and youthful angle, committed to tape whilst nestled deep in the wilds of Kentucky. The seven players come together to play Bonnie 'Prince' Billy originals, songs from The Picket Line's own repertoire and one or two covers, including Merle Haggard's 'Rambling Fever'. The tone is raw and upbeat for virtually the entire duration, and it's great to hear Oldham embracing such roo… Read more
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BONNY BILLY & THE PICKET LINE - Funtown Comedown, Drag City

Thursday, 10 July

SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS
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SCHOOL HOUSE

Soft Focus

TOMBED VISIONS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV11

**Housed in oversized case with 2-panel inlay. Edition of 50** "School House is the lo-fi solo guise of Peter J Taylor, a British composer whose work primary focuses on multiple guitar compositions, focusing on extended techniques, custom tunings and adaptive notation to explore the harmonies of micro-tonal change in overtones. Stretching his ensemble pieces to include upwards of 26 axes, Taylor’s work has gained steady renown across Europe and comparisons to the likes of Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca. On Soft Focus, Taylor boils the main components of his compositional concerns down to … Read more
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SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS
I HAVE EATEN THE CITY - Secret Paths, TOMBED VISIONS
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I HAVE EATEN THE CITY

Secret Paths

TOMBED VISIONS

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JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: TV10

**Cassette mounted on vacuum formed tray in oversized case. 2-panel inlay printed on 300gsm receycled stock. 100 copies for the world** "Their first recorded album since 2007, ‘Secret Paths’ is I Have Eaten The City’s tour-de-force. This trio of multi-instrumentalists could easily be seen as a microcosm for the practices of Toronto’s wider experimental music scene, the breadth and fluidity of their experimentations throughout their discography showcasing an alarmingly diverse range influences and atmospheres, of which ‘Secret Paths’ is a clear apex. The astonishing opener ‘Eyo… Read more
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I HAVE EATEN THE CITY - Secret Paths, TOMBED VISIONS

Thursday, 03 July

JACOB KIRKEGAARD - Live in Tilburg (Part I & II), SNUG LIFE
**Edition of 100 with custom artwork by Marlous Tode** Immersive live recording of a presentation by sound artist Jacob Kirkgaard at ZXZW festival (now called Incubate) in Tilburg, Holland, 2007. The two recordings, thought lost for years and now rescued by Snug Life, document Kirkegaard's matching the resonant frequencies of the venue, NS16, to make the space itself part of the performance, in line with his artistic praxis dealing with acoustic phenomena and "secret sounds" at the threshold of human hearing perception. RIYL, Roly Porter, Vainio, Emptyset!
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Thursday, 12 June

QUILTLAND - Sisto, Astro:Dynamics
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QUILTLAND

Sisto

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS11

Stockholm's Frida-Li Lovgren aka Quiltland caters to Astro:dynamics' wide-open agenda with a beuatifully emotional rollercoaster of trance crescendos and new age Scando synth romance. 'Sisto' is Quiltland's debut album and introduction to the wider listening public following low key appearances on Amdiscs and a tour tape split with the excellent Sand Circles. He's in good company on the Astro:dynamics roster, with whom he shares a certain wayward, free-styling sensibility attempting to swerve convention in favour of what feels right and good. The A-side manifests that aesthetic in six pieces ran… Read more
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QUILTLAND - Sisto, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 29 May

RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH - Carps (Vol. 1), Tesla Tapes
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RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH

Carps (Vol. 1)

Tesla Tapes

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA017

He's back and this time he's got company..errr..sorry. Run Dust and Barry Brush bring the ruckus on this tape which is getting released especially for Run Dusts show at Fat out Fest here in Salford, Run Dust has 2 Tesla Tapes already and a killer on release on the Trensmat label along with some impressive live shows and frantic energy which he is bringing back almost exactly a year to the date to Salford for this years Fat Out Fest.
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Thursday, 08 May

LORD SKYWAVE - Cardamon Copy, Astro:Dynamics
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LORD SKYWAVE

Cardamon Copy

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS10

Astro:dynamics follow up their Alis and Vaghe Stelle releases with a suite of oneiric ambient pop experiments recorded to tape by former Simian, Simon Lord. Employing the unique fidelities of an old Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, Lord Skywave presents nine gauzy sketches of wispy synthlines and multi-tracked vocal harmonies imbued with a certain pastoral English quality and frayed Radiophonic electronics lending themselves to comparisons with everyone from Walls' Alessio Natalizia, Ekoplekz and The Boats.
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Thursday, 13 March

NENADO - Your Sketch, Astro:Dynamics
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NENADO

Your Sketch

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS09

**Hypnagogic fug beats for fans of Actress and Opal Tapes** "Astro:Dynamics continue their run of form in 2014 by following releases from Alis and Vaghe Stelle with the debut release from the ever elusive Rasul Gafarov's Nenado moniker. Based in central Russia, Rasul has previously appeared on an erratic flow of 12"s under the name Lenta - including split 12"s with Software's Huerco S on the Other Heights label, and Ahu (the house/techno side project of Touch's Sohrab) on Iran's Shahr Farang label, and has performed rare shows at the likes of acclaimed Moscow club ARMA17. Whilst his work as Le… Read more
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NENADO - Your Sketch, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 30 January 2014

ALIS - Things Next Door, Astro:Dynamics
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ALIS

Things Next Door

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS8

Astro:dynamics present quite easily the best material we've heard so far from Sabina Plamenova aka Alis yet, a lovely suite of lo-fi dream-pop sketches recorded during downtime around a show in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The music stands in stark contrast to her recent dancefloor moves on Don't Be Afraid and her own Opit label, erring closer to the psychedelic dub tropes of Negra Branca's amazing 'NB' LP, but juxtaposing her tender, soulful vocal loops against colder, minimalist ambient techno space where she lets her voice ring out like the plainsong of Julianna Barwick. It reveals a qu… Read more
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ALIS - Things Next Door, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 10 October 2013

CAVE - Threace, Drag City

CAVE

Threace

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC552CS

"Cave return following their ‘Neverendless’ album. ‘Threace’ is a real ‘back to the lab’ kind of album for Cave. They have spent more time on these new sounds than they had before - which is saying a lot! All Cave music grabs at your ears and the soft tissue within, and yet this time it's just so much more crystalline, bottom-booting and all-consuming than ever before. Threace comes on guitar up and jelly tight, saving the keys for colour commentary among the beats. Jeremy and Cooper explore their six-string relationship, finding shared space, ducking, parrying, working the edges, and finally twinni… Read more
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CAVE - Threace, Drag City