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Thursday, 30 October

JON MUELLER & DUANE PITRE - Inverted Torch, Type Recordings
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JON MUELLER & DUANE PITRE

Inverted Torch

Type Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TYPE121

**Sublime ambient works for gongs and bowed cymbals from Jon Mueller and Eleh collaborator Duane Pitre, edition of 500 copies, first 200 on gold wax, cut at D&M, Berlin** 'Inverted Torch' is an incredible, immersive session of treated gongs and bowed cymbals from Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir) and dedicated minimalist Duane Pitre for Type. It's the 3rd Type release for percussionist Mueller, and the first for former pro skateboarder Pitre, who's been quietly amassing a catalog of sublime LPs for Important Records and others since 2007, including a superlative split with Eleh. In … Read more
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JON MUELLER & DUANE PITRE - Inverted Torch, Type Recordings
VARIOUS - Air Texture (Vol. IV), Air Texture
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VARIOUS

Air Texture (Vol. IV)

Air Texture

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: AIR004CD

Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN select a wide range of post rock, ambient and abstracted techno aces for the latest Air Texture volume. Former Emeralds meber Hauschildt bookends tracks by Le Révélateur, Pulse Emitter, Dino Spillutini, and Jonathan Fitoussi on disc 1 with two of his own, lush compositions, 'Watertowers' and 'Pismo'; BNJMN follows suit with a canny collection of mutant, morphing electronics at best in Legowelt's eerie 'Vanished In Tromso', the rustling ambience of Best Available Technology's 'Sectomy', and a really gorgeous meditation called 'Rumori Circostanti di Melody Pops & Clic & Silenzio' by Hieroglyphic Being.
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VARIOUS - Air Texture (Vol. IV), Air Texture
RYAN TEAGUE - Block Boundaries, Village Green
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RYAN TEAGUE

Block Boundaries

Village Green

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: VGLP015

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "‘Block Boundaries’ is the new album from minimalist composer Ryan Teague building on his previous releases for Type, Sonic Pieces and current label Village Green. Inspired by the theme of Psychogeography, the record fuses acoustic instrumentation with electronic and processed material, taking the listener on a hallucinogenic Ballardian journey through from the thrumming urban activity of New York, Amsterdam and London. Brooding opener "Site & Situation" sets the tone with hypnotic guitar and mallet chimes, emotive cello s… Read more
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RYAN TEAGUE - Block Boundaries, Village Green
RYAN TEAGUE - Block Boundaries, Village Green
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RYAN TEAGUE

Block Boundaries

Village Green

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: VGCD015

"‘Block Boundaries’ is the new album from minimalist composer Ryan Teague building on his previous releases for Type, Sonic Pieces and current label Village Green. Inspired by the theme of Psychogeography, the record fuses acoustic instrumentation with electronic and processed material, taking the listener on a hallucinogenic Ballardian journey through from the thrumming urban activity of New York, Amsterdam and London. Brooding opener "Site & Situation" sets the tone with hypnotic guitar and mallet chimes, emotive cello swells and surging bass synth, 'Last Known Position' comes on like a… Read more
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PANABRITE - Pavilion, Immune Recordings
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PANABRITE

Pavilion

Immune Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: IMMUNE033

Gorgeous, wistful kosmische and new age suite by Norm Chambers, the fella sometimes known as Jürgen Müller. Dialled in from the misty North West climes of Seattle, 'Pavilion' provides refreshingly clean, clear space for contemplation and mental drift; a warm and inviting place where time is slowed and stress is washed away. RIYL Emeralds, Iasos, Jo Johnson, Cluster.
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Monday, 27 October

KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES
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KIASMOS

Kiasmos

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP062DL

Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen's Kiamos duo follow their 2012 debut 12" with a fully fledged LP of posh dance music. Both artists approach the project from similar angles, marrying mutual taste for mnml tech-house rhythms with more mannered neo-classical sensibilities. It includes the previous single track, 'Thrown' plus seven new compositions, at best in the elegant swing of 'Swayed' and the melancholic electro-house shuffle of 'Bent'. "“We decided to start almost completely over with this record, so most of the material is written this year with the idea of making a record that can stand a… Read more
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KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES

Thursday, 23 October

KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES
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KIASMOS

Kiasmos

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP062LP

**Spot-gloss printed jacket** Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen's Kiamos duo follow their 2012 debut 12" with a fully fledged LP of posh dance music. Both artists approach the project from similar angles, marrying mutual taste for mnml tech-house rhythms with more mannered neo-classical sensibilities. It includes the previous single track, 'Thrown' plus seven new compositions, at best in the elegant swing of 'Swayed' and the melancholic electro-house shuffle of 'Bent'. "“We decided to start almost completely over with this record, so most of the material is written this year with the idea of making… Read more
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KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES
KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES
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KIASMOS

Kiasmos

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP062CD

Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen's Kiamos duo follow their 2012 debut 12" with a fully fledged LP of posh dance music. Both artists approach the project from similar angles, marrying mutual taste for mnml tech-house rhythms with more mannered neo-classical sensibilities. It includes the previous single track, 'Thrown' plus seven new compositions, at best in the elegant swing of 'Swayed' and the melancholic electro-house shuffle of 'Bent'. "“We decided to start almost completely over with this record, so most of the material is written this year with the idea of making a record that can stand as one … Read more
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KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES
ORA CLEMENTI - Cover You Will Softer Me, Penultimate Press
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ORA CLEMENTI

Cover You Will Softer Me

Penultimate Press

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PP11

'Cover You Will Softer Me' is a subtly mesmerising suite of lower case sound-scapes rustled together by Canadian sound artist crys cole and Australian performer/composer James Rushford. Arriving on the Kye-related Penultimate Press, it marks crys' 2nd collaboration with an Australian artist released in 2014 after the uncannily intimate 'Sonja Henies Vei 31' LP with Oren Ambarchi for Planam, and also marks Rushford's follow-up to the deeply involved 'Manhunter' LP with Joe Talia. Working together as Ora Clementi, they conduct a serene yet blue drift across two sides patching and… Read more
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ORA CLEMENTI - Cover You Will Softer Me, Penultimate Press
MANUAL - Memory and Matter: Selected Remixes, Rarities and Unreleased Tracks 2007-2014, Darla
"Memory and Matter comprises selected remixes and rarities from the past seven years, nine of them previously unreleased and many of them only issued only on hard to find EPs or as Japanese release bonus tracks. Far from being merely a collection of every single oddity, these tracks were carefully selected into a consistent whole that maintains the same high standard of proper Manual albums. This two-disc compilation is also a labor of love. Like it's predecessor, Lost Days, Open Skies and Streaming Tides, released in 2007, disc one de… Read more
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MANUAL - Memory and Matter: Selected Remixes, Rarities and Unreleased Tracks 2007-2014, Darla

Monday, 20 October

FENNESZ - Venice (10th Anniversary Edition), Touch
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FENNESZ

Venice (10th Anniversary Edition)

Touch

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TO53V

'Venice' is the official follow up to the groundbreaking 'Endless Summer', a record with a legendary pedigree and with sales substantial enough to have shaken up its label (Mego) to the extent that they seem to have been on a mission ever since to keep it as difficult as it gets. It seems Touch has no such hangs up. This is an amazing album that will no doubt come to be as highly regarded as 'Endless Summer' though musically its a much more varied affair, reflected by the contrasting imagery in the digipak photography (an old and new rowing boat moored up / nature and cla… Read more
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FENNESZ - Venice (10th Anniversary Edition), Touch
DAVID SHEA - Satyricon, ROOM 40
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DAVID SHEA

Satyricon

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DRM427

**Epic electronic suite inspired by the legendary Ancient Roman novel** From the artist: "Satyricon composed in 1997/98 is a piece that has been in constant transformation since its inception. I had just finished an ensemble work called the Tower of Mirrors based on Buddhist mythological stories of Monkey (immortalised in the Monkey Magic TV series) and had turned my gaze to the West and something that involved the touring and exploring of Italy during that late 90s period. The ancient Roman novel Satyricon is what the piece is based on. Written by Petronius who was the Minister of Elegance… Read more
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DAVID SHEA - Satyricon, ROOM 40
ANDREW PEKLER - The Prepaid Piano & Re-played, Senufo Editions / Entr’acte
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ANDREW PEKLER

The Prepaid Piano & Re-played

Senufo Editions / Entr’acte

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: E177

Andrew Pekler and Entr'acte present hypnotic, deviant selections from the installation The Prepaid Piano, recorded 21-24 February 2013 during the Unmenschliche Musik/Inhuman Music exhibition at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin. The title is a very canny description of the installation: a grand Piano was prepared by laying five pre-paid mobile phones on the strings in five different areas on the soundboard, which the audience was encouraged to ring from five stationary telephones. Using contact mics, the vibrations of the strings were then sent to a modular synth, yiel… Read more
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ANDREW PEKLER - The Prepaid Piano & Re-played, Senufo Editions / Entr’acte
GRASSCUT - Catholic Architecture / Beacon, Lo Recordings

GRASSCUT

Catholic Architecture / Beacon

Lo Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: LO115DS

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APALUSA - Ghost Notes, Low-Point

APALUSA

Ghost Notes

Low-Point

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: LP058

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VARIOUS - Elements (Vol. II), Home Normal

VARIOUS

Elements (Vol. II)

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMEN056

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VARIOUS - Elements (Vol. V), Home Normal

VARIOUS

Elements (Vol. V)

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMEN059

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VARIOUS - Elements (Vol. I), Home Normal

VARIOUS

Elements (Vol. I)

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMEN055

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VARIOUS - Elements (Vol. IV), Home Normal

VARIOUS

Elements (Vol. IV)

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMEN058

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VARIOUS - Elements (Vol. III), Home Normal

VARIOUS

Elements (Vol. III)

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMEN057

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VARIOUS - Elements (Vols. I, II, II, IV & V), Home Normal

VARIOUS

Elements (Vols. I, II, II, IV & V)

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMENLMNTS

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Thursday, 16 October

TINDERSTICKS - Ypres, Lucky Dog
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TINDERSTICKS

Ypres

Lucky Dog

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: LUCKYDOG17LP

**180g vinyl with digital download code redeemable from the label** Tindersticks return with another one of their occasional, brilliant instrumental albums, this one commissioned by the 'In Flanders Fields' World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond. The band have created an orchestral score that evolves through the different, distinctive spaces and sections of the museum, punctuated with private contemplative spaces where the music was allowed to be more poetic. Made from a series of … Read more
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TINDERSTICKS - Ypres, Lucky Dog
TINDERSTICKS - Ypres, Lucky Dog
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TINDERSTICKS

Ypres

Lucky Dog

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: LUCKYDOG17

Tindersticks return with another one of their occasional, brilliant instrumental albums, this one commissioned by the 'In Flanders Fields' World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond. The band have created an orchestral score that evolves through the different, distinctive spaces and sections of the museum, punctuated with private contemplative spaces where the music was allowed to be more poetic. Made from a series of interlocking orchestral loops, the music flows seamlessly all day, ever… Read more
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TINDERSTICKS - Ypres, Lucky Dog
ANDREW PEKLER - The Prepaid Piano & Re-played, Senufo Editions / Entr’acte
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ANDREW PEKLER

The Prepaid Piano & Re-played

Senufo Editions / Entr’acte

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: E177

**Edition of 300** Andrew Pekler and Entr'acte present hypnotic, deviant selections from the installation The Prepaid Piano, recorded 21-24 February 2013 during the Unmenschliche Musik/Inhuman Music exhibition at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin. The title is a very canny description of the installation: a grand Piano was prepared by laying five pre-paid mobile phones on the strings in five different areas on the soundboard, which the audience was encouraged to ring from five stationary telephones. Using contact mics, the vibrations of the strings were then sent to a modu… Read more
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ANDREW PEKLER - The Prepaid Piano & Re-played, Senufo Editions / Entr’acte

Monday, 13 October

BJ NILSEN, STILLUPSTEYPA & ANLA COURTIS - Golden Circle Afternoon, Editions Mego
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BJ NILSEN, STILLUPSTEYPA & ANLA COURTIS

Golden Circle Afternoon

Editions Mego

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EMEGO192

'Golden Circle Afternoon' is the trippy, fractured travelogue of a European tour undertaken by Argentinian avant-guitarist Anla Courtis and sound artists, BJNilsen & Stilluppsteypa. It's a dense and often frightening session, condensing some months of field recordings and transitional concepts into a heavy moving mass of drones, acousmatic sound sources and noisy flux, as though hearing their lives played in fast-forward and super slow, almost as you'd imagine the sense-scrambling experience of extended touring to be. To be honest I couldn't really sp… Read more
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BJ NILSEN, STILLUPSTEYPA & ANLA COURTIS - Golden Circle Afternoon, Editions Mego

Thursday, 09 October

BJ NILSEN & STILLUPSTEYPA / ANLA COURTIS - Golden Circle Afternoon, Editions Mego
'Golden Circle Afternoon' is the trippy, fractured travelogue of a European tour undertaken by Argentinian avant-guitarist Anla Courtis and sound artists, BJNilsen & Stilluppsteypa. It's a dense and often frightening session, condensing some months of field recordings and transitional concepts into a heavy moving mass of drones, acousmatic sound sources and noisy flux, as though hearing their lives played in fast-forward and super slow, almost as you'd imagine the sense-scrambling experience of extended touring to be. To be honest I couldn't really speak … Read more
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BJ NILSEN & STILLUPSTEYPA / ANLA COURTIS - Golden Circle Afternoon, Editions Mego

Monday, 06 October

MARTIN NONSTATIC - Inner Landscapes, BineMusic
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MARTIN NONSTATIC

Inner Landscapes

BineMusic

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BINE032CD

Plush ambient electronica meets dub house in the adroit arrangements of Martin Nonstatic's 'Inner Landscapes' for Bine. "Martin took 14 months scrutinizing his workflow involving both software and hardware to invent fresh track concepts for his album. Constantly inspired by the Rhenish environment with all of its movements and encounters the album concentrated on those „inner landscapes“. Playful and liberated he combined field recordings with soundscapes, voices and nature sounds into deep sequence paths. Wave noises and Indonesian voices trickle onto the album’s opening track… Read more
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MARTIN NONSTATIC - Inner Landscapes, BineMusic
TIMEDOG - Objects of Mind, diametric.

TIMEDOG

Objects of Mind

diametric.

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 21DIAM

Glasgow's Diametric label welcome Pete Burton aka Timedog to the label with his subtle, soundtrack-y ambient suite, 'Objects Of Mind'. Pete used synths, guitar, bass, kalimba and various percussions to make long, improvised sessions which were subsequently whittled down to these ten transmissions fathoming Vainio-esque pulses and chimes in 'Abandoned', and epic Namlook styles in 'Serendipity Acceptance', beside the darkside rhythms and atmosphere reminding of Primitive Arts meets Sculpture in 'The Mistaken Assumptions of Afterlife', and 'Delayed Choice'.
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MANUAL - Memory and Matter: Selected Remixes, Rarities and Unreleased Tracks 2007-2014, Darla
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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - Atomos, ERASED TAPES
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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN

Atomos

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP061DL

Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) and Dustin O'Halloran reprise their acclaimed strings and keys duo, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, with 'Atomos I - XII' for Erased Tapes. We can safely report that it's every bit as gorgeous as their eponymous debut, but you probably already got the hint from their teaser 12", 'Atomos VII' which landed earlier this year backed with a fearsome Ben Frost re-interpretation. The further XI parts sweep us to the most picturesque modern classical panoramas imaginable...
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