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Tuesday, 31 March

NILS FRAHM - Solo, ERASED TAPES

NILS FRAHM

Solo

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP065CD

"Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm has fast become know as a prolific performer and recording artist with the piano at the core of his work. Piano Day is an official body created by Nils and his closest friends, and will house various exciting, piano-related projects. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team is the building of what will be world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450. As the life-long dream of David Klavins, it even exceeds the currently largest upright piano there is, the Klavins M370. Situated in Germany, Tübingen, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings are abou… Read more
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NILS FRAHM - Solo, ERASED TAPES

Monday, 30 March

LAWRENCE ENGLISH - The Peregrine, ROOM 40

LAWRENCE ENGLISH

The Peregrine

ROOM 40

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM469CD

**2015 CD edition on Room 40** 'The Peregrine' is Lawrence English's homage to J.A. Baker's obscure tome of the same title. Without a doubt, it's also one of his most beautifully realised releases. That's possibly due in no small part to the profound impact the book has played on his work since first discovering it, by chance, some years ago in David Toop's loft while visiting the author/musicologist in London. As Lawrence alludes, there's a distinct parallel between the evocative sonic topographies of his work and the descriptive prose of the book "I feel The Peregrine epitomizes a ki… Read more
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH - The Peregrine, ROOM 40
GRANDBROTHERS - Dilation, Film

GRANDBROTHERS

Dilation

Film

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £18.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: FILIMLP001

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GRANDBROTHERS - Dilation, Film

GRANDBROTHERS

Dilation

Film

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: FILMCD001

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MARSEN JULES - The Empire Of Silence, Oktaf

MARSEN JULES

The Empire Of Silence

Oktaf

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: OKTAFCD010

"Ten years after his debut-album “Herbstlaub“ on CCO, german ambient composer Marsen Jules takes us to his “Empire of Silence“. An impressing soundtrack to the epic power and beauty of nordic snow and ice-landscapes. Thereby he sounds even more elegiac, warm and romantic as ever before. This might be a result of a strict reduction to bittersweet symphonic string-sounds. Sounds which Jules elapses like a prism on the timeline and lets them meander on the slightly on the listeners eardrum. While others are still talking about “modern classic“, Jules is already moving on the particle-l… Read more
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MARSEN JULES - The Empire Of Silence, Oktaf
BENOIT PIOULARD - Sonnet, Kranky

BENOIT PIOULARD

Sonnet

Kranky

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK193LP

**Gorgeous dream-pop and warbly, Basinski-esque ambient music. RIYL the recent Jefre Cantu-Ledesma LP** ""The basis of the album was a series of field recordings of tones and unintentional harmonies that I made in the summer & fall of 2013 - whistling industrial air conditioners, bird songs, locust drones, washing machines - that I mimicked or interpreted on the guitar, making loops that developed into fuller compositions. Several of the pieces are recreations of harmony loops that I heard in a series of extraordinarily vivid dreams, and then woke up and recorded. A few pieces had lyrics and … Read more
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BENOIT PIOULARD - Sonnet, Kranky
BENOIT PIOULARD - Sonnet, Kranky
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BENOIT PIOULARD

Sonnet

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: krank193

**Gorgeous dream-pop and warbly, Basinski-esque ambient music. RIYL the recent Jefre Cantu-Ledesma LP** ""The basis of the album was a series of field recordings of tones and unintentional harmonies that I made in the summer & fall of 2013 - whistling industrial air conditioners, bird songs, locust drones, washing machines - that I mimicked or interpreted on the guitar, making loops that developed into fuller compositions. Several of the pieces are recreations of harmony loops that I heard in a series of extraordinarily vivid dreams, and then woke up and recorded. A few pieces had lyrics … Read more
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BENOIT PIOULARD - Sonnet, Kranky
MARSEN JULES - The Empire Of Silence, Oktaf
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MARSEN JULES

The Empire Of Silence

Oktaf

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: OKTAFCD10

"Ten years after his debut-album “Herbstlaub“ on CCO, german ambient composer Marsen Jules takes us to his “Empire of Silence“. An impressing soundtrack to the epic power and beauty of nordic snow and ice-landscapes. Thereby he sounds even more elegiac, warm and romantic as ever before. This might be a result of a strict reduction to bittersweet symphonic string-sounds. Sounds which Jules elapses like a prism on the timeline and lets them meander on the slightly on the listeners eardrum. While others are still talking about “modern classic“, Jules is already moving on the part… Read more
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MARSEN JULES - The Empire Of Silence, Oktaf
MIRKO - Mirko, ROOM 40

MIRKO

Mirko

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DRM430

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MONTY ADKINS - Unfurling Streams, Cronica

MONTY ADKINS

Unfurling Streams

Cronica

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 094~2015

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Thursday, 26 March

COLLEEN - Captain Of None , Thrill Jockey
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COLLEEN

Captain Of None

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: THRILL387LP

**Ships for April 6th Release Date** Following on from an extended period of silence broken by 2013’s "The Weighing of the Heart” album, Cécile Schott a.k.a. Colleen returns with the fantastic "Captain Of None”, without question the finest record of her career to date. It’s the second Colleen outing that features her own vocals, but this time round there is a heightened pop sensibility fuelled by an immersion in the works of Arthur Russell (and in particular Tim Lawrence’s excellent biography "Hold On to Your Dreams”), as well as an unexpected love of Jamaican music manifest here via her fir… Read more
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COLLEEN - Captain Of None , Thrill Jockey
CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers (Standard Vinyl Edition), Gentle Threat
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CHILLY GONZALES

Chambers (Standard Vinyl Edition)

Gentle Threat

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GENTLE18V

**Full album on CD included inside, plus a bonus CD 'Chambers music lessons' audio with chilly as the teacher...** "Since the release of Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes, produced and released Octave Minds, the piano-meets-electronica album with Boys Noize and, most importantly, devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music. The result is "Chambers", an album for piano and string quartet (and a few surprises along the way). Inspired by the deepening relationship with Hamburg's Kaise… Read more
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CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers (Standard Vinyl Edition), Gentle Threat
CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers (Limited Vinyl Edition), Gentle Threat
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CHILLY GONZALES

Chambers (Limited Vinyl Edition)

Gentle Threat

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £16.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GENTLE18VLTD

**Album poster and full album on CD included inside, plus a bonus CD 'Chambers music lessons' audio with chilly as the teacher...** "Since the release of Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes, produced and released Octave Minds, the piano-meets-electronica album with Boys Noize and, most importantly, devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music. The result is "Chambers", an album for piano and string quartet (and a few surprises along the way). Inspired by the deepening relationship with… Read more
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CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers (Limited Vinyl Edition), Gentle Threat

Monday, 23 March

CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers, Gentle Threat
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CHILLY GONZALES

Chambers

Gentle Threat

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GENTLE018DS

"Since the release of Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes, produced and released Octave Minds, the piano-meets-electronica album with Boys Noize and, most importantly, devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music. The result is "Chambers", an album for piano and string quartet (and a few surprises along the way). Inspired by the deepening relationship with Hamburg's Kaiser Quartett, the album re-imagines Romantic-era chamber music as today's addictive pop. Gestures from rap, ambient, easy listening and th… Read more
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CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers, Gentle Threat
BOXHEAD ENSEMBLE - La Hora Magica, Monofonus Press / Astral Spirits
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BOXHEAD ENSEMBLE

La Hora Magica

Monofonus Press / Astral Spirits

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MF090/AS011

**Flac format for this release contains 24 / 48 kHz bit audio** Lovely lower case ambient guitar pieces and sweeping, cinematic neo-classical statements from Michael Krasner's Boxhead Ensemble.
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SAKANA HOSOMI + CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Frozen Silence, White Paddy Mountain

SAKANA HOSOMI + CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA

Frozen Silence

White Paddy Mountain

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: WPMC019

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FLOWCHART - Post-2000 Getup, Darla

FLOWCHART

Post-2000 Getup

Darla

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DRL298

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Thursday, 19 March

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE & RHYS CHATHAM - Youuu + Mee = Weee (First Part), Sub Rosa
"This is the first recorded collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham. And it's precious. After the musical meeting with Tony Conrad and with Z'ev, this new LP creates a form of trilogy. Chatham began his musical career as a piano tuner for avant-garde pioneer La Monte Young as well as harpsichord tuner for Gustav Leonhardt, Rosalyn Tureck and Glenn Gould. He soon studied under electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick and minimalist icon La Monte Young and was a member of Young's group, The Theater of Eternal Music, during the early s… Read more
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE & RHYS CHATHAM - Youuu + Mee = Weee (First Part), Sub Rosa
CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers, Gentle Threat
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CHILLY GONZALES

Chambers

Gentle Threat

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GENTLE18CD

*Initial copies come with a bonus CD 'Chambers music lessons' audio with chilly as the teacher..."* "Since the release of Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes, produced and released Octave Minds, the piano-meets-electronica album with Boys Noize and, most importantly, devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music. The result is "Chambers", an album for piano and string quartet (and a few surprises along the way). Inspired by the deepening relationship with Hamburg's Kaiser Quartett, the album re-imagines Romantic… Read more
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CHILLY GONZALES - Chambers, Gentle Threat
INVENTIONS - Maze of Woods (Standard Edition), Bella Union

INVENTIONS

Maze of Woods (Standard Edition)

Bella Union

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BELLA477CD

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INVENTIONS - Maze of Woods (Standard Edition), Bella Union

INVENTIONS

Maze of Woods (Standard Edition)

Bella Union

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £18.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BELLA477V

**Full album on CD included inside**
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Monday, 16 March

DUNCAN HARRISON - Others Delete God, Reckno

DUNCAN HARRISON

Others Delete God

Reckno

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: REC 25

**Bit of a mad one; from extended vocal techniques to free improvisation and field recordings** "Beauty is a rare thing. I first caught Duncan Harrison playing in an old bank vault where he was performing as part of a duo with Dylan Nyoukis. During their short set they gave out a lot of information: abrupt tape edits, vocal approximations of frog sounds, inverted poetry, gibbering sheets of conversation, red wine, freedom and pure energy. I walked into the cool night air with my brain on fire and a lump in my trousers. Reckno is very proud to present 'Others Delete God'. Degrad… Read more
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DUNCAN HARRISON - Others Delete God, Reckno
PIANO INTERRUPTED - The Unified Field Reconstructed, Denovali Records

PIANO INTERRUPTED

The Unified Field Reconstructed

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DEN225

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CHRISTOPHER HIPGRAVE - No Greater Hero Than The Least Plant That Grows, Home Normal

CHRISTOPHER HIPGRAVE

No Greater Hero Than The Least Plant That Grows

Home Normal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOMEN063

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INVENTIONS - Maze of Woods (Standard Edition), Bella Union

INVENTIONS

Maze of Woods (Standard Edition)

Bella Union

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BELLA477DIG

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INVENTIONS - Maze of Woods (w/ Leyland Kirby / Winged Victory For The Sullen Remixes), Temporary Residence Ltd.

INVENTIONS

Maze of Woods (w/ Leyland Kirby / Winged Victory For The Sullen Remixes)

Temporary Residence Ltd.

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TRR248CD

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Thursday, 12 March

NADINE BYRNE - A Different Gesture: Collected Soundtracks 2011-2012, Ideal
**Edition of 250 including insert. RIYL Grouper, Natural Snow Buildings, Letha Rodman Melchior** Sweden's Nadine Byrne (Ectoplasm Girls) presents the oneiric soundtracks to four of her own films shot between 2011-2012. We've previously encountered her work with sibling, Tanya Byrne, as Ectoplasm Girls in the gothic invocations of their 'TxN' LP. But, this session is located in a far-removed dimension, crossing leylines between Grouper-esque haunted house hymns and the kind of ritualist electro-acoustic layering of Natural Snow Buildings. Without seein… Read more
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NADINE BYRNE - A Different Gesture: Collected Soundtracks 2011-2012, Ideal
WATCH REPAIR - The Tidal Path, ONO
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WATCH REPAIR

The Tidal Path

ONO

Format_dot_cdCD // £4.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ONO APOPHENIA

**Edition of 100 housed in folded riso-print artwork** ONO make good with the 3rd session of lower-case composition by Watch Repair, who were last spotted in Jon K's Reel Torque mix and, most notably, as part of Fact Magazine's "Most Important Records of the Decade So Far" list. In contrast to the stark simplicity and conceptual beauty of their much-loved 'Stopped Clock Chimes', they course looser vectors of improvised guitar, accordion, "shadow synth" and violin washed with field recordings and sprinkled with electronic tweaks along 'The Tidal Path'. With a sense of Cageian magick, they … Read more
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WATCH REPAIR - The Tidal Path, ONO

Monday, 09 March

SARAH DAVACHI - Barons Court, STUDENTS OF DECAY
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SARAH DAVACHI

Barons Court

STUDENTS OF DECAY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOD111

**Flac format for this release contains 24 bit audio** **Mesmerising synth and string drone works recommended to fans of Eliane Radigue or Anne Guthrie** "“Barons Court” is the debut full length album by Canadian electroacoustic composer Sarah Davachi, following short run releases on Important Records’ Cassauna imprint and Full Spectrum. Trained at Mills College, Davachi’s work marries an academic approach to synthesis and live instrumentation with a preternatural attunement to timbre, pacing, and atmosphere. While the record employs a number of vintage and legendary synthesizers, in… Read more
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SARAH DAVACHI - Barons Court, STUDENTS OF DECAY
SHIELD PATTERNS - Violet, Gizeh Records

SHIELD PATTERNS

Violet

Gizeh Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GZH60

"Violet is a lovingly crafted progression from Contour Lines - Shield Patterns' highly acclaimed debut album released in the Summer of 2014. The experimentation found there has been explored further to feature samples made from clicking bones, field recordings, heavy drones and a starker approach to production. On first listen the sound is more minimalistic than that debut album but multiple layers gradually reveal themselves over time. Brentnall’s vocals were singled out for particular praise in early reviews and she has refined her vision further here, with her lyrical concerns focussin… Read more
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SHIELD PATTERNS - Violet, Gizeh Records