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Thursday, 23 October

KIASMOS - Kiasmos, ERASED TAPES
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KIASMOS

Kiasmos

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_vinylLP // £18.99

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

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

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
FENNESZ - Venice (10th Anniversary Edition), Touch
*10th Anniversary Edition with two bonus tracks "The Future Will Be Different" and "Tree"* 'Venice' was the follow up to the groundbreaking 'Endless Summer', a record with a legendary pedigree and with sales substantial enough to have shaken up its label. Musically, 'Venice' is a much more varied affair, reflected by the contrasting imagery in the cover photography. Check the heartbreak melancholy of the opener 'Rivers Of Sand' to the somewhat playful 'Chateau Rouge', the freeze framed longing of 'City Of Light' and 'Circassian' featuring the searing guitar of Burkhard Stangl… Read more
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FENNESZ - Venice (10th Anniversary Edition), Touch
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
ANJOU - Anjou, Kranky
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ANJOU

Anjou

Kranky

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK185LP

Anjou is the beautifully enigmatic reunion of Labradford's Mark Nelson (Pan American) and Robert Donne with fellow Kranky star, percussionist Steven Hess. The result of four years writing and editing, it marks Donne and Nelson's first collaboration since Labradford's 'fixed:content' (2000) and the first meeting of Pan American's Nelson and Hess since 'Cloud Room, Glass Room' (2013). Now older, wiser, quieter, the trio offer a subtly involving, hazily detailed ambient suite gleaned from an intricate process of modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation. Essentially it takes the trio'… Read more
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ANJOU - Anjou, Kranky

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

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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Thursday, 02 October

A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - Atomos, ERASED TAPES
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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN

Atomos

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £18.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP061LP

**Gatefold vinyl** 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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ANJOU - Anjou, Kranky
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ANJOU

Anjou

Kranky

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK185

Anjou is the beautifully enigmatic reunion of Labradford's Mark Nelson (Pan American) and Robert Donne with fellow Kranky star, percussionist Steven Hess. The result of four years writing and editing, it marks Donne and Nelson's first collaboration since Labradford's 'fixed:content' (2000) and the first meeting of Pan American's Nelson and Hess since 'Cloud Room, Glass Room' (2013). Now older, wiser, quieter, the trio offer a subtly involving, hazily detailed ambient suite gleaned from an intricate process of modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation. Essentially it takes the trio's … Read more
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ANJOU - Anjou, Kranky
PUZZLE MUTESON - Theatrics, BEDROOM COMMUNITY

PUZZLE MUTESON

Theatrics

BEDROOM COMMUNITY

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HVALUR21CD

"Theatrics is partly produced by reknowned producer Valgeir Sigur!sson (Björk, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, CocoRosie, Feist) and features composer Nico Muhly, both of whom are Puzzle Muteson’s label-mates on the Bedroom Community label. It also features composer and graphic designer Machinefabriek. Puzzle Muteson is the alter ego of an enigmatic songwriter from the Isle of Wight, rendering his music in a tremulous tenor over a finely spun web of fingerpicked guitar. Born in London, the southern English island provided unexpected shelter for the shuddering transformation into one-man band Puzzle Mu… Read more
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PUZZLE MUTESON - Theatrics, BEDROOM COMMUNITY
MARTIN NONSTATIC - Inner Landscapes, BineMusic

MARTIN NONSTATIC

Inner Landscapes

BineMusic

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BINECD032

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 „Behi… Read more
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MARTIN NONSTATIC - Inner Landscapes, BineMusic

Monday, 29 September

PHILIP CORNER - Satie Slowly, UNSEEN WORLDS
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PHILIP CORNER

Satie Slowly

UNSEEN WORLDS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: UW12

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