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Thursday, 18 September

PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City

PURLING HISS

Weirdon

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC598CS

"Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do. S… Read more
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PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City

Monday, 15 September

MR. MAXTED - Personal Player, Mordant Music

MR. MAXTED

Personal Player

Mordant Music

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: MM065

Finally, the long-awaited return of Mordant Music's shadowy industrialist, Mr Maxted. Three years since his 'Momentum' and more still since the creepy ferric EBM of 'Lives & Privacy (94-89)', his re-emergence dovetails perfectly with current underground fixations on all things wavey, magnetic and spoolly. This is proper box bedroom machine music, strafed with streaks of vocodered voices and powered by the most brittle, prodding, gridlocked rhythms and minimalist synthlines with that wicked, foil-biting tang. Ten tracks range from boogie-in-yer-Y-fronts electro-pop on 'New World Down' t… Read more
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MR. MAXTED - Personal Player, Mordant Music
RKSS - Tunnel, Reject and Fade

RKSS

Tunnel

Reject and Fade

Format_dot_stuffCassette + Art-Print + Zine // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RNF002

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BLACK TEMPEST - Arcana, Tesla Tapes

BLACK TEMPEST

Arcana

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA007

Gnod's Tesla Tapes present the debut of Stephen Bradbury's eldritch synth unit, Black Tempest. 'Arcana' convects four solo flights powered by Vermona DRM-1 drum synthesisier into the hinterlands of classic British electronica, referencing the more convergent projections of Chris Carter or even Ian Boddy from a more lo-fi, DIY wave perspective, channelling grubby, gritted modulations and jabbing rhythms in 'The Chariot' and the intense, inward Industrial spiral of 'The Heriophant', and professing more pastoral, blissed out tastes in the cascaduing hi-frequency flutter of 'The Four Of Wands', and mystic psilocybic ritual, 'The King Of Swords'.
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BLACK TEMPEST - Arcana, Tesla Tapes
NIGHTHAMMER - Neu X, Tesla Tapes

NIGHTHAMMER

Neu X

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA008

Kinetic, urgent techno psychedelia from Nighthammer - a close associate of Gnod, who present his debut release on their Tesla Tapes label. '30 Day Hex' harks back to Spiral Tribe-style early '90s agit-rave with hi-velocity machine pulses and hypnotic synth modulations shielding lyrics questioning "belief systems, modern culture & superficial society structures"; '85 Straight Six' runs a swaggered electro rhythm recalling the hard metallic funk and robotic romance of early Autechre, albeit with a gritty, lo-fi and rudimentary finish; 'Neu X' jabs a hollow dub techno sound tweaked with viral bleeps.
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NIGHTHAMMER - Neu X, Tesla Tapes
MICHAEL O'NEILL - Untitled, Tesla Tapes

MICHAEL O'NEILL

Untitled

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA009

"Re -Introducing Manchester Legend .....Michael O' Neill. Gnod fans will know him from his amazing vocals on the Full Moon Ritual CDR, others will know him from The Sonar Yen, the band that spawned a hundred others in Manchester, not to mention certain key Gnodheads. Mike has always dissected & questioned belief systems, modern culture & superficial society structures in his lyrics but here he lays down the gauntlet. If this were a TV show it would be The Wire set in North Manchester. Tough sometimes overdriven production and stripped , punchy beats & basslines underpin a vocal that for… Read more
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MICHAEL O'NEILL - Untitled, Tesla Tapes
LIGHTNING GLOVE - Raving Peacocks Tail, Tesla Tapes

LIGHTNING GLOVE

Raving Peacocks Tail

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA006

**Sparse, menacing, lo-fi industrial mutations harking back to vintage TG** "When Gnod played the K4 in Prague April 2013, LG were the support. 4 heads on stage, 2 on machines with their faces covered by scarfs ,1 in control of live visuals & 1 extreme presence on the mic. They completely slayed us with broken motorix, big bass, no bull vocals & heavy vibes. Hailing from what seems a vibrant scene in Czech Rep ,LG's debut cassette "Fantasmagorie Interiéru" is an all killer no filler assault and in parts scary as hell. Raving Peacocks Tail takes it further, beats and bassline… Read more
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LIGHTNING GLOVE - Raving Peacocks Tail, Tesla Tapes

Thursday, 11 September

LORENZO SENNI - EVOLVER + Remixes, ALKU
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LORENZO SENNI

EVOLVER + Remixes

ALKU

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ALKU105

**Limited edition black chrome cassette** A super sweet tape of original material and remixes by the Milanese avant-trancemaster, Lorenzo Senni, slipped out by EVOL's outta-sight Alku imprint. Using the same Roland JP-8000 synth explored on the blinding 'Superimpositions' on Boomkat Editions, Lorenzo explores the potential of a single, modulated arpeggio across the mesmerising A-side 'EVOLVER' until we're floating a foot off the 'floor. B-side he offers two remixes of influential trance classics with his Quantum Jelly re-mould of German pop trance act, Kaycee's 'Escape', and a hype… Read more
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LORENZO SENNI - EVOLVER + Remixes, ALKU
REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
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REFUSENIK

Musikaliszer Pinkos

SLIP DISCS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

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

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

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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SOPHIA LOIZOU

Chrysalis

Astro:Dynamics

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

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
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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MIKE SIMONETTI - At the Juncture of Dark and Light (Vol. 3), OPAL TAPES
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IDIB capo, Mike Simonetti presents the 3rd volume of his ongoing mixtape series, 'At The Juncture Of Dark and Light', via Opal Tapes. Positively crammed with unknown - or at least unmarked - wonders ranging from kosmische disco assaults to drum machine-driven black hole ragas and sublime new age surfers over its 60 minute lifespan, it's a challenge to the spotters - there's no tracklist as yet - and a delight to those who really appreciate a knowingly selected and sequenced mixtape. Kudos.
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RUN DUST - Zeckenentferner, OPAL TAPES
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RUN DUST

Zeckenentferner

OPAL TAPES

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Proceeding a string of releases for Tesla Tapes, Luke Calzonetti's Run Dust arrives on Opal Tapes with the rusted cyber-punk session, 'Zeckenentferner'. He appears to have a firmer control over his gear here, from the dystopian sci-fi projections of 'Grade Crossing' thru the clipped percussive articulations of 'Jazz Can' and the frayed, maddening loops of 'Full Slice' to the awkward angles of 'Face Fein' and turgid techno of 'Just So You Know I Do'.
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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 after a dread-filled slab for Clan Destine. 'Fã-Rintelsen & Dã-den' is possibly the bleakest Opal to date, conducting a stygian descent to blank-eyed doom scapes prodded by icy pulses and systolic bass thru the buried harmonics of 'Andens Desperata Framåtanda' to the pealing breakdown of 'Dödsuppväckningar' and paralysing torture chamber ambience of 'Vaneföreställningsvärlden' and the utterly gutted gangster dread dub 'Kadaverdiciplin'.
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Thursday, 04 September

SISTER O.M. TERRELL - Sister O.M. Terrell, Death Is Not The End
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SISTER O.M. TERRELL

Sister O.M. Terrell

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH003

**C22 tape edition of 100** "You snuff dippers, tobacco chewers - when you get to heaven you won't have nowhere to spit". Following two trips to gaol, Death Is Not The End present a collection of Sister O.M. Terrell's gospel recordings from the 1940s & 1950s. Far as we can tell, this is the first ever compilation solely dedicated to the Sister's music.
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KAREN DALTON - In My Own Time, Light In The Attic
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KAREN DALTON

In My Own Time

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £10.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: LITA022TAP

*Hand-numbered and housed in a custom made Stoughton tip-on box* Apparently the record wasn't so well received on its release, mainly due to the fact that Dalton experimented with tracks that weren't strictly folk (you don't wanna upset those purists!) such as the much overdone romantic classic 'When a Man Loves a Woman' for instance. To give her her dues though, Dalton pulls it off and re-contextualises a song that might otherwise be considered the epitome of bad wedding music which is no mean feat. The rest of the record of course is easier to instantly fall in love with, and inclu… Read more
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KAREN DALTON - In My Own Time, Light In The Attic
HONEY LTD - The Complete LHI Recordings, Light In The Attic
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HONEY LTD

The Complete LHI Recordings

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £10.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: LITA012TAP

*Hand-numbered and housed in a custom made Stoughton tip-on box* "Lee Hazlewood’s LHI label only put out interesting albums. Yet despite the psychedelic cowboy’s success with Nancy Sinatra and more, being on Lee Hazlewood Industries was no fast-track to success. Gorgeous and talented Detroit, Michigan girl group Honey Ltd had all the makings of a hit band, yet they disappeared after releasing just one album in 1968, a vinyl rarity that now regularly fetches upwards of $2,000. Light In The Attic Records is now looking to set the record straight. Having previously explored bo… Read more
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HONEY LTD - The Complete LHI Recordings, Light In The Attic

Thursday, 28 August

PYRAMIDS OF SPACE - Pyramids of Space, Mordant Music
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PYRAMIDS OF SPACE

Pyramids of Space

Mordant Music

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM073

Superb archival transmission from unknown sources on Mordant Music. The label's latest cassette neatly slot into the folds of time between early AFX, Portion Control and Urban Tribe, shaking a leg and melding minds between cuts that remind of Polygon Window's remix of Soft Ballet's 'Sand Lowe' thru to the lush electronic romance of The Connection Machine. It's yet another treat from one of the most staedfast, restless British labels around. The Baron speaks: "Pyramids of Space…an excavated MMusty broadside from Cornwall circa 92-96 replete with misty provenance…a nebulous col… Read more
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PYRAMIDS OF SPACE - Pyramids of Space, Mordant Music
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. - Public Image, Light In The Attic
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PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.

Public Image

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £10.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LITA100TAP

Light In The Attic have teamed up with Californian cassette aficionados Burger Records to reissue a series of classic LITA records on tape. Hand-numbered and housed in a custom made Stoughton tip-on box that likes of which have not been seen since the ’70s
ROKY ERICKSON - The Evil One, Light In The Attic
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ROKY ERICKSON

The Evil One

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £10.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LITA097TAP

Light In The Attic have teamed up with Californian cassette aficionados Burger Records to reissue a series of classic LITA records on tape. Hand-numbered and housed in a custom made Stoughton tip-on box that likes of which have not been seen since the ’70s
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Thursday, 21 August

RODRIGUEZ - Coming From Reality, Light In The Attic
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RODRIGUEZ

Coming From Reality

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £10.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LITA038TAPE

*Hand-numbered edition housed in a custom made Stoughton tip-on box that likes of which have not been seen since the ’70s* Light In The Attic have teamed up with Californian cassette aficionados Burger Records to reissue a series of classic LITA records on tape. Coming From Reality was the follow up to Rodriguez’s classic album Cold Fact, the unlikely anthem to the South African anti-apartheid movement made famous by the documentary 'Searching For Sugar Man'.
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Thursday, 14 August

MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes
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MARRECK

Mechanism

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

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
DECEMBER - December, WHERE TO NOW
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DECEMBER

December

WHERE TO NOW

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: WHERETONOW13

**Two-colour risographed sleeves on recycled stock. Edition of 50** "'December' is the new project from respected french Techno producer Tomas More. After a steady slew of well received productions, including a split 12” with Roman Flugel 'December' becomes the realm in which Tomas is able to expose and indulge his love of harsher, less dancefloor focused textures, pluming his signature gritty techno ambience into the depths of no wave and mutated motorik. The sounds given on this debut release have always been there within his dancefloor productions but when that familiar and comforting pulse… Read more
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DECEMBER - December, WHERE TO NOW

Thursday, 07 August

T. SHRUBSOLE / C. TATTERSHALL - Untitled, OTHER IDEAS
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T. SHRUBSOLE / C. TATTERSHALL

Untitled

OTHER IDEAS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: OTRC002

**Pro-duped cassette housed in handmade prints (no two alike). Edition of 55. Includes download code for extended edition with 30 minute additional music** Other Ideas' 2nd cassette is a free-form smudge and grind session between Craig Tattersall (The Remote Viewer, The Boats, Cotton Goods) and Thomas Shrubsole (Jesus On Mars, Sub Loam). Sequestered in Shrubsole's studio circa late 2012/early 2013, the duo strafed between a vast array of vintage analogue synths, reel-to-reel tape recorders and "esoteric sound producing devices" to make a quietly engaging, lower case racket tha… Read more
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T. SHRUBSOLE / C. TATTERSHALL - Untitled, OTHER IDEAS
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

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

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, 31 July

VARIOUS - Murderers' Home, Death Is Not The End
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VARIOUS

Murderers' Home

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH002

**Banged-up blues and work songs recorded by Alan Lomax in Mississippi 1947. Edition of 100** "We return for a second cassette reissue of penitentiary field recordings, in the form of the Alan Lomax compiled 'Murderers' Home' LP - a collection of work songs and field hollers performed by inmates of the Mississippi State Penitentiary (also known as Parchman Farm) in 1947. Originally released in 1957 on the UK's Pye Nixa label, many of these recordings also found their way onto the 1958 LP 'Negro Prison Songs', released by US label Tradition. "These songs belong to the musical tradition whi… Read more
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VARIOUS - Murderers' Home, Death Is Not The End

Thursday, 24 July

BJ NILSEN - Fuse Editions 001, Bomb Shop
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BJ NILSEN

Fuse Editions 001

Bomb Shop

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £8.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: FUSEEDITIONS001

Bradford's excellent Fuse label/art space coin their Fuse Editions series with two live recordings of BJNilsen made in early 2014. The first documents the Swedish sound/recording artist at Fuse Art Space on 10th January, 2014, with 35 minutes of glacial drone melt and hydrophonic swirl using richly textured field recordings to eke out immersive environments which train our attentions to the sound of nature and, by turns, its effect on humans. Likewise, the 2nd piece, recorded at Theatre Royal, Marrakech, 27th February 2014 draws us in to a magnified survey of organic tones rent by in… Read more
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BJ NILSEN - Fuse Editions 001, Bomb Shop
STAR TURBINE - Fuse Editions 002, Bomb Shop

STAR TURBINE

Fuse Editions 002

Bomb Shop

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

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

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

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