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Tuesday, 02 September

HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Saman (Vinyl Edition(, Touch
*Now available on Vinyl* 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 regul… Read more
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Saman (Vinyl Edition(, Touch

Monday, 01 September

PETER BRODERICK + GABRIEL SALOMAN - Peter Broderick + Gabriel Saloman, Beacon Sound
**Peter Broderick and Yellow Swan Gabriel Saloman on this limited LP outing for new label Beacon Sound. Includes digital download code redeemable from the label. Recorded Oct 27 2013 at Type Foundry Studios, Portland, by Jason Powers. All music performed by Peter Broderick and Gabriel Saloman*
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CHRIS HERBERT - Constants, ROOM 40
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CHRIS HERBERT

Constants

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM457

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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS

OPENING

Ghostly International

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GI220CD

**Sleepy ambient/shoegaze on the new album from Christopher Willits** ""For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space," says music-art guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. "Sound and light can transform and inspire our imaginations," he continues. "It can be used as a tool to awaken our consciousness." And that is exactly what he has set out to do with OPENING, the veteran Ghostly artist's new im… Read more
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
DEAF CENTER - Recount, SONIC PIECES
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DEAF CENTER

Recount

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PATTERN001

Deaf Center dig out two extended, beautifully solemn movements to inaugurate Sonic Pieces' Pattern series. Recorded during sessions from 2008-2012, 'Recount' is a sublime entry documenting their ghostly actions before and after 'Owl Splinters' (2011), their last record for Type. Time is suspended in their eternally crepuscular headspace, affording solitude for nostalgic remembrance in an immersive, orchestral environment defined by slow swelling organs and keys, warm guitar amp fuzz and willowing strings fed thru a fuzzy matrix of FX pedals. 'Follow Still ' was recorded in Berlin 2012 with a… Read more
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DEAF CENTER - Recount, SONIC PIECES
ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER - Mit der Zeit, m=minimal
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ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER

Mit der Zeit

m=minimal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MM022CD

"German minimal composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler celebrated his 80th birthday this year. M=minimal honours the work of this master of reduction with the third release dedicated exclusivly to his work. Unlike many modern composers that use avantgardistic special effects, Stiebler builds his compositions around small sound spaces. 
As the composer himself said in an interview, his music is not intended to be easy. He demands a certain concentration of his listeners. Once you accept it you get rewarded with shifted time perception. A piece of 15 minutes duration can be perceived … Read more
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ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER - Mit der Zeit, m=minimal
ROTHKO - A Life Lived Elsewhere, TRACE RECORDINGS

ROTHKO

A Life Lived Elsewhere

TRACE RECORDINGS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TRACECDIG018

This marvellous Rothko retrospective comes in an extremely limited edition, with only 300 having been made. The disc comes housed in cardboard box packaging with one or two bonus treats enclosed (there's what appears to be a signed note from Mark Beazley himself and something secreted away in a brown paper envelope - a badge, mayhap?). The tracklist includes old favourites and tracks that have previously only been available on vinyl or on small-run compilation albums, with the odd bit of unreleased material thrown into the mix. In terms of the band's timeline, the selected songs… Read more
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ROTHKO - A Life Lived Elsewhere, TRACE RECORDINGS
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Void (Vol. VI), White Paddy Mountain

CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA

Void (Vol. VI)

White Paddy Mountain

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: WPM0011

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MARTIN DUFFY - Assorted Promenades, O Genesis

MARTIN DUFFY

Assorted Promenades

O Genesis

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: OGEN050D

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Thursday, 28 August

ZEITKRATZER  - Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (First Full Instrumental Version), ZEITKRATZER
**Lou Reed's totemic 'Metal Machine Music' is tackled with fiery finesse by Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer Ensemble** About 10 years after their first, critically acclaimed performances of Lou Reed’s adventurous album, zeitkratzer presents an audacious new interpretation of this 20th century avant-garde classic. Here, for the first time ever, all four parts of Metal Machine Music played by zeitkratzer on one recording! Seriously "clangorous"! Metal Machine Music has become even more intense and worked out during the ten years of zeitkratzer playi… Read more
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ZEITKRATZER  - Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (First Full Instrumental Version), ZEITKRATZER
ZEITKRATZER  - Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (First Full Instrumental Version), Karlrecords
**Edition of 500 copies - 180g vinyl with download code redeemable from the label. Lou Reed's totemic 'Metal Machine Music' is tackled with fiery finesse by Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer Ensemble. Housed in poly-lined inners and gatefold jacket** About 10 years after their first, critically acclaimed performances of Lou Reed’s adventurous album, zeitkratzer presents an audacious new interpretation of this 20th century avant-garde classic. Here, for the first time ever, all four parts of Metal Machine Music played by zeitkratzer on one recordi… Read more
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ZEITKRATZER  - Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (First Full Instrumental Version), Karlrecords
CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS

OPENING

Ghostly International

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: G1220CD

**Sleepy ambient/shoegaze on the new album from Christopher Willits** ""For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space," says music-art guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. "Sound and light can transform and inspire our imaginations," he continues. "It can be used as a tool to awaken our consciousness." And that is exactly what he has set out to do with OPENING, the veteran Ghostly artist's new immersiv… Read more
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER - Mit Der Zeit, m=minimal
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ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER

Mit Der Zeit

m=minimal

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MM-022CD

"German minimal composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler celebrated his 80th birthday this year. M=minimal honours the work of this master of reduction with the third release dedicated exclusivly to his work. Unlike many modern composers that use avantgardistic special effects, Stiebler builds his compositions around small sound spaces. 
As the composer himself said in an interview, his music is not intended to be easy. He demands a certain concentration of his listeners. Once you accept it you get rewarded with shifted time perception. A piece of 15 minutes duration can be perceived as 45 … Read more
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ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER - Mit Der Zeit, m=minimal
BAUDOUIN DE JAER - Crocus, Sub Rosa
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BAUDOUIN DE JAER

Crocus

Sub Rosa

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SR386

"Following his acclaimed 2CD (Compositions For Geomungo and Gayageum) here is Baudouin De Jaer's new album: Crocus, performed by Fabian Fiorini (piano).. Five crocuses have ben selected for this cd. From 2004 to 2007, i reduced the music i wrote between 1979 and 1994 to monophonic strands, sonic dna, although some of the chords survived. Some of these strands went into sonates curieuses for muted violin, while others turned into 10 crocuses with sustained notes. Crocus is notated in a classical fashion with bars; it is visual music, each musical element a picture. Interpretation is cold, neu… Read more
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BAUDOUIN DE JAER - Crocus, Sub Rosa
CHRISTIAN WOLFF - Pianist: Pieces, Sub Rosa

CHRISTIAN WOLFF

Pianist: Pieces

Sub Rosa

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SR389

"As a body of repertoire, these works are remarkable for their freshness of musical thought and energy (John Cage considered Wolff to be the most 'musical' of the experimental composers). The Project Wolff uniquely blends experimental concerns with classical tendencies.In these pieces not only are older composers referenced (Ives, Schumann) but Wolff's love of clarity of line and transparency of texture betrays an empathy with Webern, Haydn and Bach. This aesthetic is, however, combined with a tendency toward discontinuity and fragmentation, isolated sounds and silence, and, perhaps mos… Read more
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CHRISTIAN WOLFF - Pianist: Pieces, Sub Rosa

Monday, 25 August

TOR LUNDVALL & LEILA ABDUL-RAUF - Ibis / Quiet Seaside, DAIS RECORDS
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TOR LUNDVALL & LEILA ABDUL-RAUF

Ibis / Quiet Seaside

DAIS RECORDS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DAIS058

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Thursday, 21 August

VARIOUS - Par Hasard : Chance Composition 1913-1951, LTM Recordings
"Par Hasard is a unique collection of avant-garde music by Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes and John Cage, all composed during the first half of the 20th century using chance techniques and operations. All selections are performed on piano. Iconic French conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp conceived both of his Musical errata in 1913. One consists of notes drawn at random from a hat; for the second, balls are dropped through a funnel into wagons drawn by a toy train. "Execution," Duchamp confided, "is rather pointless in any event." In fact both… Read more
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VARIOUS - Par Hasard : Chance Composition 1913-1951, LTM Recordings
NOëL AKCHOTé - Gesualdo: Madrigals for Five Guitars, Blue Chopsticks
"Akchoté is best known as an improvising guitarist heard solo or in memorable collaborations with Derek Bailey, Sam Rivers, Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Han Bennink and many others. He has also contributed his distinctive talent to recordings by, among others, Luc Ferrari, David Grubbs, JG Thirlwell and Jean-François Pauvros. In recent years Akchoté has immersed himself in the study of medieval and Renaissance music, resulting in a mind-bogglingly prolific series of digital releases of the complete works of Carlo Gesualdo and Guillaume de Machaut, as well as ar… Read more
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NOëL AKCHOTé - Gesualdo: Madrigals for Five Guitars, Blue Chopsticks

Monday, 18 August

MIKE COOPER & CHRIS ABRAHAMS - Trace, Al Maslakh
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MIKE COOPER & CHRIS ABRAHAMS

Trace

Al Maslakh

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ALMASLAKH18

Lap steel guitarist Mike Cooper meets The Necks' pianist, Chris Abrahams on record for the 2nd time. 'Trace' was recorded in 2009, not long after the duo had released their 'Oceanic Feeling-Like' (2008) album collaboration on Room40. Again, it documents the two maverick improvisers doing what they do best, creating characteristically subtly-evolving soundscapes where Cooper's distinctive lap steel flits over Abrahams' warm, levitating beds of synth and organ drone. The session breaks down to three 20 minute parts, the first establishing a breezy tone with something "other" lurki… Read more
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MIKE COOPER & CHRIS ABRAHAMS - Trace, Al Maslakh
MAY LILYQ - Trick or Sweet, White Paddy Mountain

MAY LILYQ

Trick or Sweet

White Paddy Mountain

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: WPMC012

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Thursday, 07 August

DEAF CENTER - Recount, SONIC PIECES
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DEAF CENTER

Recount

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PATTERN001CD

**Limited CD in a gorgeous Die-cut sleeve and printed inner, includes free download dropped into your account on the release date - 29th August** Deaf Center dig out two extended, beautifully solemn movements to inaugurate Sonic Pieces' Pattern series. Recorded during sessions from 2008-2012, 'Recount' is a sublime entry documenting their ghostly actions before and after 'Owl Splinters' (2011), their last record for Type. Time is suspended in their eternally crepuscular headspace, affording solitude for nostalgic remembrance in an immersive, orchestral environment defined by slow swelling organs a… Read more
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DEAF CENTER - Recount, SONIC PIECES
DEAF CENTER - Recount (Limited Vinyl Edition), SONIC PIECES
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DEAF CENTER

Recount (Limited Vinyl Edition)

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PATTERN001LP

**Limited LP Edition in a gorgeous Die-cut jacket and printed inner, includes free download dropped into your account on the release date - 29th August** Deaf Center dig out two extended, beautifully solemn movements to inaugurate Sonic Pieces' Pattern series. Recorded during sessions from 2008-2012, 'Recount' is a sublime entry documenting their ghostly actions before and after 'Owl Splinters' (2011), their last record for Type. Time is suspended in their eternally crepuscular headspace, affording solitude for nostalgic remembrance in an immersive, orchestral environment d… Read more
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DEAF CENTER - Recount (Limited Vinyl Edition), SONIC PIECES

Monday, 04 August

GIRMA YIFRASHEWA - Love and Peace, UNSEEN WORLDS
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GIRMA YIFRASHEWA

Love and Peace

UNSEEN WORLDS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: UW 13

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BANABILA & MACHINEFABRIEK - Ill Rave / Drops, Tapu Records

BANABILA & MACHINEFABRIEK

Ill Rave / Drops

Tapu Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TRBOP 16

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BANABILA & MACHINEFABRIEK - Banabila & Machinefabriek, Tapu Records

BANABILA & MACHINEFABRIEK

Banabila & Machinefabriek

Tapu Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MF019

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Thursday, 31 July

KONRAD SMOLENSKI - Everything Was Forever, Until it Was No More, BOCIAN RECORDS
*Limited edition of 400.* In which Michal Kupicz and Mats Gustafsson transmute, augment and improvise about Konrad Smolenski's 'Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More' - a sculptural instrument that reproduces, at regular intervals, a music piece written for bronze bells, wide range loudspeakers, and other resonating objects. First presented in the Polish Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, the sound object is primarily based on the manipulation of the sound of toiling bells. Michal Kupicz bases his remix on r… Read more
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KONRAD SMOLENSKI - Everything Was Forever, Until it Was No More, BOCIAN RECORDS

Monday, 28 July

MATTHEW COLLINGS - Silence Is a Rhythm Too, Denovali Records

MATTHEW COLLINGS

Silence Is a Rhythm Too

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: den207

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PIIPTSJILLING - Molkedrippen, SPEKK

PIIPTSJILLING

Molkedrippen

SPEKK

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KK029

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MATTHEW COLLINGS - Splintered Instruments, Denovali Records

MATTHEW COLLINGS

Splintered Instruments

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: den206

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FRANZ KIRMANN - Meridians, Denovali Records

FRANZ KIRMANN

Meridians

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DEN203

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