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Thursday, 24 July

DUANE PITRE & CORY ALLEN - The Seeker & The Healer, STUDENTS OF DECAY

DUANE PITRE & CORY ALLEN

The Seeker & The Healer

STUDENTS OF DECAY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOD105

"Performed and put to tape at Estuary Recording Facility, The Seeker and The Healer constitutes the first collaborative work by Texas-based sound artist Cory Allen and Louisiana minimalist composer Duane Pitre. The album’s two side-long pieces were developed out of multiple improvisational sessions governed by predetermined rules, sourced from piano, bowed guitar, harmonium and 49-stringed drone harp (a custom-made instrument of Allen’s own design featured here on record for the first time). In the context of both musicians’ discographies, these pieces occupy a unique and… Read more
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DUANE PITRE & CORY ALLEN - The Seeker & The Healer, STUDENTS OF DECAY

Tuesday, 22 July

BJ NILSEN - Fuse Editions 001, Bomb Shop

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

Monday, 21 July

BARTON & PRISCILLA MCLEAN - Electronic Landscapes, EM Records

BARTON & PRISCILLA MCLEAN

Electronic Landscapes

EM Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 4538182441541

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Monday, 14 July

SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS

SCHOOL HOUSE

Soft Focus

TOMBED VISIONS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV11

"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 two long form solo excursions of gaseous bliss ambience. Writte… Read more
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SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Midnight in Hsinking, White Paddy Mountain

CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA

Midnight in Hsinking

White Paddy Mountain

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: WPM010

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SUISEN - Just Below The Surface, White Paddy Mountain

SUISEN

Just Below The Surface

White Paddy Mountain

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: WPMC011

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MOOLAH - Woe Ye Demons Possessed, EM Records

MOOLAH

Woe Ye Demons Possessed

EM Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 4538182441701

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ULISES CONTI - Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres, Flau
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - CLEAR, Ghostly International
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS

CLEAR

Ghostly International

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GI216DIG1

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GREG MANATA - Washing, Constellation Tatsu

GREG MANATA

Washing

Constellation Tatsu

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PURR 044

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Thursday, 10 July

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
VANESSA ROSSETTO - Whole Stories, KYE
**Edition of 400 copies** Engrossing compositions woven from abstracted field recordings by Texas-based artist Vanessa Rossetto, for Graham Lambkin's unique Kye Recordings. 'Whole Stories' marks Vanessa's 3rd release for the label using the same process of harvesting and transforming everyday sounds in extraordinary soundscapes as heard on 'Mineral Orange' (2010) and 'Exotic Exit' (2012). The first piece, 'This Is A Recorder' captures and augments sounds from a drunken birthday weekend lost to Mardi Gras, New Orleans between February 8th-13th 2013, rearranging snippets of conversatio… Read more
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VANESSA ROSSETTO - Whole Stories, KYE

Monday, 07 July

HOWE / SEAMAN - Minor Distance (Special Edition), Cotton Goods
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HOWE / SEAMAN

Minor Distance (Special Edition)

Cotton Goods

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: CottonGoodsAP001

This collaboration between Bill Seaman and Daniel Howe came about after the pair exchanged ideas and recordings while both where travelling separately - in effect making for an album recorded between North Carolina, Seoul, Bremen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mainland China and New York - covering a bit more than the "Minor Distances" referred to in the title. The recordings began life with Howe's improvised guitar recordings and Seaman's simple Piano loops - before being dissected and manipulated into the kind of delicate electro-accoustic arrangements syno… Read more
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HOWE / SEAMAN - Minor Distance (Special Edition), Cotton Goods
WOLFGANG VOIGT - Rückverzauberung 9 / Musik Für Kulturinstitutionen, Profan
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WOLFGANG VOIGT

Rückverzauberung 9 / Musik Für Kulturinstitutionen

Profan

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PROFANCD14

Sublime ninth edition in Wolfgang Voigt's series of oneiric travelogues from within the loop. 'Musik Für Kulturinstitutionen' was conceived and released to coincide with the Kompakt boss' appearance in the exhibition, 'Doofe Musik, Lieder zum Träumen, Betäuben und Vergessen' - which means 'Dumb music, songs for dreaming, numbing and forgetting' - currently showing at Berlin's HKW. In key with rest of the series, it questions the mechanics of time thru a prism of ambient music, hypnotically effected loops of brass and accordion which are at once sta… Read more
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WOLFGANG VOIGT - Rückverzauberung 9 / Musik Für Kulturinstitutionen, Profan
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

**Available to buy in Flac format only** 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 mag… Read more
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BJ NILSEN - Fuse Editions 001, Bomb Shop
DUANE PITRE & CORY ALLEN - The Seeker & The Healer, STUDENTS OF DECAY
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DUANE PITRE & CORY ALLEN

The Seeker & The Healer

STUDENTS OF DECAY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOD105

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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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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - 1996, KAB
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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

1996

KAB

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KAB00005

Ryuichi Sakamoto's '1996' album (from the same year) remastered and including a bonus track, 'Self Portrait'. "The album 1996 contains 12 pieces arranged for violin (Everton Nelson, David Nadien, or Barry Finclair), cello (Jaques Morelenbaum), and piano (Ryuichi Sakamoto), including both new compositions and music used in the soundtracks to The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Sheltering Sky, and High Heels. The music is for the most part restrained and reflective, as Sakamoto makes use of the contrasting timbres of the chamber instrumentation, mixing melodic and rhythmic effects … Read more
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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - 1996, KAB

Monday, 30 June

HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Saman, Touch
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR

Saman

Touch

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TO96

In 'Saman' celebrated cellist Hildur Gudnadóttir returns to Touch with the dramatic follow-up to 'Leyfðu Ljósinu' (2012). The album's title, meaning "Together", symbolises the connection of Hildur's two primary instruments, her voice and cello, and the way they complement, contrast and mirror each other. The results are engrossing, a solemnly beautiful, at times heart-breaking suite of richly resonant cello and poised, pensile vocals including a gorgeous reprise of Icelandic hymn 'Heyr Himnasmiður', plus the plaintive beauty of 'Heima' featuring regular collaborator an renowned bassist… Read more
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Saman, Touch
ODD NOSDAM / VARIOUS - Music To Psychic Drive By, Burnco Recs
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ODD NOSDAM / VARIOUS

Music To Psychic Drive By

Burnco Recs

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BURN3

Inspired by "a psychiatric procedure in which patients subjected to a continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape to alter their behaviour" Anticon's Odd Nosdam remixes his Anglo & German pals, Our Sleepless Forest - featuring Blank Mind's Sam Purcell - and Saroos in four densely muggy post-rock/drone abstractions.
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P JøRGENSEN - Gold Beach, Low-Point

P JøRGENSEN

Gold Beach

Low-Point

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: LP054

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AGATA ZUBEL - Agata Zubel: NOT I, Kairos

AGATA ZUBEL

Agata Zubel: NOT I

Kairos

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 0013362KAI

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Thursday, 26 June

HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Saman, Touch
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR

Saman

Touch

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TO96

In 'Saman' celebrated cellist Hildur Gudnadóttir returns to Touch with the dramatic follow-up to 'Leyfðu Ljósinu' (2012). The album's title, meaning "Together", symbolises the connection of Hildur's two primary instruments, her voice and cello, and the way they complement, contrast and mirror each other. The results are engrossing, a solemnly beautiful, at times heart-breaking suite of richly resonant cello and poised, pensile vocals including a gorgeous reprise of Icelandic hymn 'Heyr Himnasmiður', plus the plaintive beauty of 'Heima' featuring regular collaborator an renowned bassist Skúli… Read more
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Saman, Touch

Monday, 23 June

JACASZEK - Catalogue des Arbres (feat. Kwartludium), Touch
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JACASZEK

Catalogue des Arbres (feat. Kwartludium)

Touch

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TO94

**Jacaszek's debut album composition for Touch, performed by Kwartludium** "For the past decade or so, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek has been exploring a new, resolutely modern chapter in Eastern Europe’s long, storied love affair with classical music. His creations are painstakingly crafted collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation, harpsichords being swarmed by woolly static one minute and pulled apart by billowing wind the next. A push-and-pull tension runs deep and constant throughout. Ambient music is rarely so sonically challenging. Jacasz… Read more
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JACASZEK - Catalogue des Arbres (feat. Kwartludium), Touch
STEPHEN VITIELLO + TAYLOR DEUPREE - Captiva, 12K
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STEPHEN VITIELLO + TAYLOR DEUPREE

Captiva

12K

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 12K2031

**Reverse board gatefold jacket contains 2 x 10" vinyl. Edition of 300** Stephen Vitiello and Taylor Deupree remind us the arresting beauty of simple, spacious ambient music with this sublime suite created as part of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program at the late artist's estate and studio compound in Captiva, Florida. It marks Deupree and Vitiello's first full length work together, following their combined effort with Ryuichi Sakamoto and live performances which signalled the pair as kindred spirits. 'Captiva' is a set of duets, both between the artists, and the p… Read more
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STEPHEN VITIELLO + TAYLOR DEUPREE - Captiva, 12K
THE HUMBLE BEE - She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars, OTHER IDEAS
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THE HUMBLE BEE

She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars

OTHER IDEAS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: OTRLP006

Craig Tattersall (The Boats/Cotton Goods) rustles up a second LP of cracked midnight ambience and spectral electro-acoustic details as The Humble Bee for Other Ideas. For the first time on 'She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars', Tattersall augments his usual palette of tape loops and electronics with the addition of analogue synthesiser and Girogio Sancristoforo's Berna studio software - a software simulation of a late 1950s electro acoustic music studio complete with oscillators, tape recorders and matrix mixer - to add soft fles… Read more
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THE HUMBLE BEE - She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars, OTHER IDEAS
TOR LUNDVALL - Yule, DAIS RECORDS

TOR LUNDVALL

Yule

DAIS RECORDS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

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TOR LUNDVALL - Insect Wings, Leaf Matter & Broken Twigs: Early Ambient Recordings (1991-1994), DAIS RECORDS
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Thursday, 19 June

THE HUMBLE BEE - She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars, OTHER IDEAS
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**Green vinyl housed in wrap-around artwork and PVC jacket. Edition of 300** Craig Tattersall (The Boats/Cotton Goods) rustles up a second LP of cracked midnight ambience and spectral electro-acoustic details as The Humble Bee for Other Ideas. For the first time on 'She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars', Tattersall augments his usual palette of tape loops and electronics with the addition of analogue synthesiser and Girogio Sancristoforo's Berna studio software - a software simulation of a late 1950s electro acoustic music studio comp… Read more
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THE HUMBLE BEE - She Possessed The Secret For Listening To The Stars, OTHER IDEAS
STEPHEN VITIELLO + TAYLOR DEUPREE - Captiva, 12K
**Reverse board gatefold jacket contains 2 x 10" vinyl. Edition of 300** Stephen Vitiello and Taylor Deupree remind us the arresting beauty of simple, spacious ambient music with this sublime suite created as part of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program at the late artist's estate and studio compound in Captiva, Florida. It marks Deupree and Vitiello's first full length work together, following their combined effort with Ryuichi Sakamoto and live performances which signalled the pair as kindred spirits. 'Captiva' is a set of duets, both between the artists, and the pair … Read more
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STEPHEN VITIELLO + TAYLOR DEUPREE - Captiva, 12K