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Monday, 24 November

STEVE RODEN & STEPHEN VITIELLO - The Spaces Contained in Each, ROOM 40
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DAVID SHEA - Rituals, ROOM 40

DAVID SHEA

Rituals

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM461

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CHRIS HERBERT - Constants, ROOM 40

CHRIS HERBERT

Constants

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM457

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UENO - Variations Of Weeds, ROOM 40

UENO

Variations Of Weeds

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM456

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STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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STEVE RODEN

Flower & Water

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der008

"Flower & Water began with an offer to work with the first Dragon’s Eye release – a flexi-disc with a recording of George Winston playing a blues piano composition called “Medley: Bread Baker’s Stomp” – as source material. Since I am not a true remixer, I decided to modify the track via physical manipulation. Most of the material began with cutting up some of the flexi’s and taping back together in ‘wrong’ ways. I then played (or tried to play) the broken records that had been taped back together, and also putting objects onto the surface of the record while being played with a cheap re… Read more
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STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
TUJIKO NORIKO - My Ghost Comes Back, Editions Mego
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TUJIKO NORIKO

My Ghost Comes Back

Editions Mego

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EMEGO201

"'My Ghost Comes Back' sees the return of Tujiko Noriko after a hiatus exploring worlds beyond those we regularly inhabit. The results of these travels provided the formula for this, her most accomplished record to date. As rich in ambition as it is skewered in it's melodic stance, the album is a decidedly more acoustic affair in which a host of guest musicians incorporate mandolin, viola, musical saw, optigon and other such wares into the exotic environment where her unique songwriting now resides. Furthering an exploration of unorthodox arrangements, rhythm and melody Noriko … Read more
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TUJIKO NORIKO - My Ghost Comes Back, Editions Mego
AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
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AKOS ROZMANN

12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001)

Ideologic Organ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOMA021

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STEVE RODEN & STEPHEN VITIELLO - The Spaces Contained in Each, ROOM 40
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STEVE RODEN & STEPHEN VITIELLO

The Spaces Contained in Each

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRM415

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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & WERNER DAFELDECKER - Shadow of the Monolith, LED
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & WERNER DAFELDECKER

Shadow of the Monolith

LED

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HOLO2

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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, LED
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO

Fable

LED

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DER009

"Lawrence English and Stephen Vitiello are creators of mythology. Their mythology renders a series of acoustic spaces, haunted by narrative and hinting at happenings unseen, but certainly heard. With Fable, we are presented with their second duet. It chronicles three years of intermittent audio communications in search of new collaborative approaches. The results focus on the pair’s joint interests in modular synthesis, field recordings and the blurry boundaries between acoustic instrumentation and electronics. The album’s multiplicity of sources creates a weaving and at … Read more
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, LED
NO ACCIDENT IN PARADISE - Asymetria, Freude Am Tanzen

NO ACCIDENT IN PARADISE

Asymetria

Freude Am Tanzen

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: FATCD012

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SECRET PYRAMID  - The Silent March, STUDENTS OF DECAY
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SECRET PYRAMID

The Silent March

STUDENTS OF DECAY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOD109

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Thursday, 20 November

JON HASSELL & BRIAN ENO - Fourth World Vol 1: Possible Musics, GLITTERBEAT
One of the most important ambient releases of all time, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno's 'Fourth World Vol.1 - Possible Musics' deservedly receives the prime reissue treatment for the benefit of a new generation. Originally issued in 1980 ℅ Editions EG, it converges the paths of two musical pioneers who were mutually searching for ways to consolidate world musics with the possibilities of tape, electronics and jazz-wise improvisation. Across five sweetly concise pieces and the 21-minute dreamscape of 'Charm (Over "Burundi Cloud")' Hassell expresses gorgeous, conside… Read more
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DAVID SYLVIAN - There’s A Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight, Samadhisound
*6 panel digipak showcasing photographic artwork by Nicholas Hughes and with art direction by David Sylvian* David Sylvian returns to his own Samadhi Sound label with this excellent new longform composition clocking in at just over an hour and featuring Christian Fennesz on Laptop and Guitar. In the fine tradition of his work over recent years, this is Sylvian at his most experimental, slowly building a tapestry of sound narrated by American Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright and augmented by Fennesz’ delicate touch, as well as Piano … Read more
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DAVID SYLVIAN - There’s A Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight, Samadhisound
AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
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AKOS ROZMANN

12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001)

Ideologic Organ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOMA021

*Epic 7 CD box set packaged in a hardcover slipcase with a pull ribbon, 20 page booklet and more* In 2012 Ideologic Organ released the 2LP set '12 Stationer VI' featuring the last part of a large scale work by the Hungarian-Swedish composer Ákos Rózmann. They now present the complete version of Rózmann's epic masterpiece presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set. Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005) was born in Budapest where he studied organ and composition at the Liszt Academy. From 1971 to 1974 he studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stoc… Read more
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AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO

Fable

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der009

*Chronicling three years of intermittent audio communications between English and Vitiello...* "Lawrence English and Stephen Vitiello are creators of mythology. Their mythology renders a series of acoustic spaces, haunted by narrative and hinting at happenings unseen, but certainly heard. With Fable, we are presented with their second duet. It chronicles three years of intermittent audio communications in search of new collaborative approaches. The results focus on the pair’s joint interests in modular synthesis, field recordings and the blurry boundaries between acoustic instr… Read more
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, Dragon's Eye Recordings
TUJIKO NORIKO - My Ghost Comes Back, Editions Mego
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TUJIKO NORIKO

My Ghost Comes Back

Editions Mego

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: eMEGO201

"'My Ghost Comes Back' sees the return of Tujiko Noriko after a hiatus exploring worlds beyond those we regularly inhabit. The results of these travels provided the formula for this, her most accomplished record to date. As rich in ambition as it is skewered in it's melodic stance, the album is a decidedly more acoustic affair in which a host of guest musicians incorporate mandolin, viola, musical saw, optigon and other such wares into the exotic environment where her unique songwriting now resides. Furthering an exploration of unorthodox arrangements, rhythm and melody Noriko concoc… Read more
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TUJIKO NORIKO - My Ghost Comes Back, Editions Mego
STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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STEVE RODEN

Flower & Water

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der008

"Flower & Water began with an offer to work with the first Dragon’s Eye release – a flexi-disc with a recording of George Winston playing a blues piano composition called “Medley: Bread Baker’s Stomp” – as source material. Since I am not a true remixer, I decided to modify the track via physical manipulation. Most of the material began with cutting up some of the flexi’s and taping back together in ‘wrong’ ways. I then played (or tried to play) the broken records that had been taped back together, and also putting objects onto the surface of the record while being played with a cheap record p… Read more
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STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings

Monday, 17 November

LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
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LOSCIL

Sea Island

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: krank191

With the beautifully introspective 'Sea Island' Loscil taps back into that vein of Kranky ambient loveliness he's owned for more than a decade since his 'Triple Point' (2001) classic. Shaping a misty bridge between dub techno and ambient music proper, his music has long stood out from the crowd for his ability to effortlessly sidestep cliche in a genre swamped by folk happy to infinitely regurgitate the same patterns and pads. And 'Sea Island' shows no sign of that considered approach abating. It makes a marked step towards letting that dub techno bridge evaporate into the background as he ado… Read more
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LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky

Thursday, 13 November

LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
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LOSCIL

Sea Island

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK191LP

With the beautifully introspective 'Sea Island' Loscil taps back into that vein of Kranky ambient loveliness he's owned for more than a decade since his 'Triple Point' (2001) classic. Shaping a misty bridge between dub techno and ambient music proper, his music has long stood out from the crowd for his ability to effortlessly sidestep cliche in a genre swamped by folk happy to infinitely regurgitate the same patterns and pads. And 'Sea Island' shows no sign of that considered approach abating. It makes a marked step towards letting that dub techno bridge evaporate into the background as he adopts … Read more
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LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
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LOSCIL

Sea Island

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK191

With the beautifully introspective 'Sea Island' Loscil taps back into that vein of Kranky ambient loveliness he's owned for more than a decade since his 'Triple Point' (2001) classic. Shaping a misty bridge between dub techno and ambient music proper, his music has long stood out from the crowd for his ability to effortlessly sidestep cliche in a genre swamped by folk happy to infinitely regurgitate the same patterns and pads. And 'Sea Island' shows no sign of that considered approach abating. It makes a marked step towards letting that dub techno bridge evaporate into the background as he adopts a … Read more
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LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
SPRINGINTGUT & F.S. BLUMM - The Bird and White Noise, Pingipung
*Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label* "Originally, all they wanted was record one mutual track for the Japan tour in spring 2014. On this tour, Springintgut and F.S. Blumm would present their recent solo records*) in nine cities in Japan, and one duo track couldn't hurt for an encore. These duo compositions came off surprisingly easy, and in a breath there were seventeen tracks instead of one. Keeping in mind that both solo albums have been six years in the making, the recording of “The Bird And White Noise“ within two months is extraordinary. It's proo… Read more
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SPRINGINTGUT & F.S. BLUMM - The Bird and White Noise, Pingipung

Monday, 10 November

VARIOUS - Pop Ambient 2015, Kompakt
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VARIOUS

Pop Ambient 2015

Kompakt

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KOMPAKTCD120

Kompakt's seminal series presents a ruck of new names - Thore Pfieffer, Gregor Schwellenbach, Leandro Fresco, Max Würden, Ulf Lohmann, Gustavo Lamas - on the forward looking 'Pop Ambient 2015' volume. Perfectly poised for cold nights indoors, it circulates eleven lovely pieces in the series' finest tradition, radiating inwards from the Gas-like choral bliss of two bits by Thore Pfieffer, thru the trickling radiophonic bleeps of Dirk Leyers' 'Daydreamer' to the light-headed float of Leandro Fresco's 'Nada Es Para Siempre' and the swelling crest of strings in Ulf Lohmann's 'Refresh', alongside new pieces from old hands, bvdub and Jens-Uwe Beyer.
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VARIOUS - Pop Ambient 2015, Kompakt
JOHN SUPKO | BILL SEAMAN - s_traits, Cotton Goods
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JOHN SUPKO | BILL SEAMAN

s_traits

Cotton Goods

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: CGAPLP02

'S_traits' is the sublime new album of generative electronic music by composer John Supko and media artist Bill Seaman, issued by Cotton Goods. Taking as their root a discarded electronic track from Supko's percussion duo, Straits, he and Seaman created more than 110 hours of source material which they whittled down and re-combined with field recordings, analog/digital noise, '60s/'70s documentary soundtracks and additional piano recordings (inside + out). The results were then parsed thru the the bearings_traits software, which selected tiny fragments from their mass of materia… Read more
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JOHN SUPKO | BILL SEAMAN - s_traits, Cotton Goods
ANDREA BELFI - Natura Morta, MIASMAH
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ANDREA BELFI

Natura Morta

MIASMAH

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MIA029

"Natura Morta, "dead nature" or "still life". This album can be understood as a powerful study of the minute details of the art of electro-acoustic composition, as much as the Renaissance "nature morte" were a masterful display of the artist’s skill in portraying the glow of a ripe fruit, or capturing the light beaming on a vacant chair. Six tracks, to be listened to as two long explorations in the art of variation and repetition. Layers of drums and percussions intertwine with synth waves making the portrait come to life, detail after detail, until a complex figure emerges from the wh… Read more
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ANDREA BELFI - Natura Morta, MIASMAH
MARSEN JULES - At GRM, Oktaf
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MARSEN JULES

At GRM

Oktaf

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: OKTAF09

Following his ‘Beautyfear’ album, Marsen Jules returns with two extended pieces recorded during a two week residency at the renowned GRM institute in Paris.The institute was founded in 1958 by composer Pierre Schaeffer, one of the main protagonists of Musique Concrète, a musical movement that focused on recorded sounds and sound manipulations as a basis for compositions. For these two extended pieces (35 minutes) Jules dives deep into the level of subatomic sound-particles. Clusters of string crescendos emerge from a nearly psychoacoustic sound-wall of warm drones in which they disappear wi… Read more
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MARSEN JULES - At GRM, Oktaf

Thursday, 06 November

VARIOUS - Pop Ambient 2015, Kompakt
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VARIOUS

Pop Ambient 2015

Kompakt

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: Kompakt315

**Includes free CD copy of the album inside** Kompakt's seminal series presents a ruck of new names - Thore Pfieffer, Gregor Schwellenbach, Leandro Fresco, Max Würden, Ulf Lohmann, Gustavo Lamas - on the forward looking 'Pop Ambient 2015' volume. Perfectly poised for cold nights indoors, it circulates eleven lovely pieces in the series' finest tradition, radiating inwards from the Gas-like choral bliss of two bits by Thore Pfieffer, thru the trickling radiophonic bleeps of Dirk Leyers' 'Daydreamer' to the light-headed float of Leandro Fresco's 'Nada Es Para Siempre' and the swelling crest o… Read more
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VARIOUS - Pop Ambient 2015, Kompakt
FRANCESCO TRISTANO - Not for Piano, InFiné
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FRANCESCO TRISTANO

Not for Piano

InFiné

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: IF1001LP

**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** *First time vinyl pressing of this excellent suite of techno classics performed as solo piano variations* Despite its title, Francesco Tristano's Not For Piano, is in fact an album of ivory-tickling solos by the 25-year-old Juillard graduate. Tristano fuses together a variety of different performance styles, embarking upon that increasingly popular pursuit: the piano-based techno reinterpretation suite. Perhaps most unusual of all the covers here is Tristano's take on Autechre's 'Overand', from Tri Repetae, but in additi… Read more
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FRANCESCO TRISTANO - Not for Piano, InFiné
JOHN SUPKO | BILL SEAMAN - s_traits (Digipak Edition), Cotton Goods
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*Regular edition packaged in a CD Digipak* 'S_traits' is the sublime new album of generative electronic music by composer John Supko and media artist Bill Seaman, issued by Cotton Goods. Taking as their root a discarded electronic track from Supko's percussion duo, Straits, he and Seaman created more than 110 hours of source material which they whittled down and re-combined with field recordings, analog/digital noise, '60s/'70s documentary soundtracks and additional piano recordings (inside + out). The results were then parsed thru the the bearings_traits software, whic… Read more
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JOHN SUPKO | BILL SEAMAN - s_traits (Digipak Edition), Cotton Goods

Monday, 03 November

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