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Thursday, 28 August

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

Pyramids of Space

Mordant Music

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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

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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

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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

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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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TY SEGALL - Manipulator, Drag City
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TY SEGALL

Manipulator

Drag City

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC600CS

"Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, Ty Segall is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout ‘Twins’ and ‘Sleeper’. Now, more than ever, the chunks of the world that came before are like asteroids formed in his image, picking up speed. The multi-coloured manias that make up ‘Manipulator’ are sour-sweet declarations featuring freaks and creeps alike: ‘The Singer’, ‘The Faker’, ‘Mister Main’, ‘Susie Thumb’, the ‘Connection Man’ and ‘The Crawler’, to name but a mutant fistful. To see these characters, to realize their dreams and visions,… Read more
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TY SEGALL - Manipulator, Drag City

Thursday, 14 August

MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes
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MARRECK

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
DECEMBER - December, WHERE TO NOW
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DECEMBER

December

WHERE TO NOW

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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

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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

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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, 31 July

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

Death Is Not The End

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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

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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

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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
THOMAS SHRUBSOLE - Early Analogue Selected Works on Tape 2002 - 2004, DISSOLVING
**C40. Housed in hand-numbered, folded print with various decorated inserts. "Art Edition" of 34** Dissolving Records' Thomas Shrubsole - aka Sub Loam, In The Field, Jesus On Mars - presents early, archival recordings, using his birth name for the first name. It's a personal and far-reaching suite of disparate sounds tripping from Decimus-like astral chaos thru vivid synth wormholes to surprising Detroit techno deviations , gamelan-like percussive meditations and extended passages of atonal noise, all free as you like and unhindered by anything but his own wild imagination.
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THOMAS SHRUBSOLE - Early Analogue Selected Works on Tape 2002 - 2004, DISSOLVING
WHITE FENCE - For The Recently Found Innocent, Drag City

WHITE FENCE

For The Recently Found Innocent

Drag City

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC603CS

"‘For The Recently Found Innocent’ is many things - the fifth White Fence album, the first White Fence album to be recorded outside the bedroom fence (with live drumming!), the first White Fence record to be produced for Drag City, the second time that Tim Presley and Ty Segall have met to record music (does anyone remember ‘Hair’?), this time pure and simply committed in the name of White Fence. Inevitably, the collision at the intersection of all these winding roads is a beautiful pileup of deep impacts, graceful lines and open space embodied in sound. White Fence’s… Read more
WHITE FENCE - For The Recently Found Innocent, Drag City

Thursday, 10 July

STREET THUNDER - Galaxies, Reckno
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STREET THUNDER

Galaxies

Reckno

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: REC20

Visceral, lysgeric psych-noise from Street Thunder on his return to Reckno following the 'Bonfire Gecko Hex' tape. In comparison to the sanguine kosmiche of their previous, 'Galaxies' is more expansive, ripping at the edges with incendiary, kaotic noise harmonics in four parts scoping out the cascading tone clusters of 'Meteor Shower' alongside the shoegaze wrench of 'Universe End' and the overheating circuitry of 'Cosmic Residue'. But most impressive is the two-part 20 minute epic, 'Star Collapse / Venusian Naturism' which builds and roils to a deliriously unhinged swarm of bittersweet discord that you could practically swim in.
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SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS
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SCHOOL HOUSE

Soft Focus

TOMBED VISIONS

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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
YAAARD - How I Defeated, Reckno
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YAAARD

How I Defeated

Reckno

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: REC21

**Edition of 75 x C60 cassettes. Artwork by Jason Kerley** Wonderfully wayward electronic vectors from Yaaard on the brilliant Reckno label. Dubbed by the label, "..an act of hero worship/destruction salvaged from the hard drive of a dead computer, a past thought lost now preserved on magnetic tape", Yaaard's 4th tape for the label revolves 14 pieces veering from blunted groovebox workouts reminding of Dro Carey thru to Ecco Jam-style ambient beatmulch on 'Shook Ones' with Street Thunder, via icy R&B introspection reminding of FKA Twigs in 'Tell Me' featuring Kinlaw, and the blistered shoegaze lurch of 'Infinite Love'.
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YAAARD - How I Defeated, Reckno

Thursday, 03 July

OWEN MCLEAN - Ghost Selector, ENTR'ACTE
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OWEN MCLEAN

Ghost Selector

ENTR'ACTE

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: E180

**Edition of 60** Killer, fugged-up transmission from Entr'acte's latest pick-up, Owen McLean. Working in broken ground between Hospital Productions' Vatican Shadow or Alberich and the decayed urban structures of Actress, 'Ghost Selector' is a tortuous midnight excursion powered by bombed out beats thru crumbling concrète cyberpunk zones and those spaces where malign imaginations run amok.
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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, 19 June

VARIOUS - Angola Prison Spirituals, Death Is Not The End
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VARIOUS

Angola Prison Spirituals

Death Is Not The End

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH001

**Recordings of 1950s folk-blues-gospel music from inmates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, issued here on a lovingly packaged and designed cassette** "New reissue label Death Is Not The End debut with a limited cassette release of folklorist Dr. Harry Oster's collection of recordings from Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, originally released in 1959 on the Folk-Lyric label. For a brief period, the American South was full of musicologists keen to record and archive the great and expansive tradition of folksong. The context of these particular recordings conve… Read more
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VARIOUS - Angola Prison Spirituals, Death Is Not The End

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

AHRKH - PUNARBHAVA, Tesla Tapes
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AHRKH

PUNARBHAVA

Tesla Tapes

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: TESLA019

"AHRKH is AP Macarte, regular Gnod head & bass head for heavy Carlisle based trio Manatees. He's had some sweet releases already this year on Sacred Tapes and Tombed Visions so Tesla is buzzing to finally get in on the action. Here we have 2 heavyweight mantras that invite total surrender and submission to the world of Ahrkh. This is a curtains closed, get horizontal affair and the listener will reap the benefits of being submerged and eventually drowned in the sea of PUNARBHAVA."
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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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FAMOUS MOON KING - Famous Moon King, Tesla Tapes
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FAMOUS MOON KING

Famous Moon King

Tesla Tapes

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA018

"Got back from a Gnod UK tour this year to discover a cdr entitled Famous Moon King in the Tesla merch box, After some investigation nobody claimed it as theirs and could find no info online or on the grapevine about the Famous Moon King. Spent some time with the music from this cdr and decided that this had to go to tape. Its such a cheeky, pulsating emotive collection of grooves that it would be just downright selfish not to share it with folk. Thank you Famous Moon King who ever you are..."
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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

JAMAL MOSS (HIEROGLYPHIC BEING) - Acid Symphonic Op.01, Reel Torque
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JAMAL MOSS (HIEROGLYPHIC BEING)

Acid Symphonic Op.01

Reel Torque

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FAKTION3

**Inlay illustrated, designed and printed by SAVWO** Reel Torque's tertiary tape captures Windy City sorcerer Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being, The Sun God) putting Teenage Engineering's Op.01 synthesiser thru its paces in an hypnotic hour long improvisation. Whilst Jamal's best known for jamming on vintage kit in classic Chicago style, the 'Acid Symphonic Op.01 Concert' is testament to an intuitive approach and fluidly psychedelic vision that can be practically applied to any bit of kit, proving the old adage; it's not what you use but how you use it that really … Read more
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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