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Thursday, 21 May

JIM LINDERMAN - The Birth of Rock & Roll, Dust to Digital
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JIM LINDERMAN

The Birth of Rock & Roll

Dust to Digital

Format_dot_stuffBOOK (HARDCOVER) // £35.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: DTD-39

*Hardcover, 160 pages,12 inches x 9.75 inches, 134 images reproduced in full colour* "Jim Linderman has arranged a storyboard of sorts that dramatizes the spirit, if not the chronology of rock and roll. Poetically, the photos evoke without naming, and have little to do with conventional iconography of the birth of rock and roll. Instead they document, and celebrate, the pure but indefinable essence of rock. Wherever there is an urge to make acoustic or electric music——whether helping at a rent party, busking in front of a crowd, or testifying in the name of Jesus——there’s an un… Read more
JIM LINDERMAN - The Birth of Rock & Roll, Dust to Digital
TENDER PREY - Organ Calzone, Finders Keepers Records
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TENDER PREY

Organ Calzone

Finders Keepers Records

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 022EGGS

"The latest long playing release to emerge from Jane Weaver’s fertile Bird Records (via Finders Keepers) comes from tantrum-pop super hero and long-term spar Tender Prey – personally known amongst Cardiff watering holes and DIY studios as Laura Bryon or Le B. This long anticipated feature-length offering entitled Organ Calzone captures the inimitable drummy saccharine tinged pow-wow punk heard at her celebrated live shows (including repeat invites to Festival No 6 and Green Man) thanks to the recordings skills of Steven “Sweet Baboo” Black and the unanimous gushing encouragement of vir… Read more
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TENDER PREY - Organ Calzone, Finders Keepers Records
EECEE - Cosmic Trigger, DON'T BE AFRAID
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EECEE

Cosmic Trigger

DON'T BE AFRAID

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DBA017X

Eecee (aka Doubt) supplies the second of Don't Be Afraid's cassette releases, following last year's Halvtrak tape.
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Thursday, 14 May

PAN - T-Shirt (Size Small), PAN
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PAN

T-Shirt (Size Small)

PAN

Format_dot_stuffT-Shirt // £17.99

APPAREL

Cat. Number: PANTEEONE-SMALL

As far as we know this is the first PAN tee. The design is silk-screened onto Earth Positive, climate neutral tees, available in one colourway. This is a size SMALL. Chest measurement (pit to pit) for this size is 34-36 Inches.
MONTAUK BOYS - The Golden Horse of 6037, Cerberus Future Technologies
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MONTAUK BOYS

The Golden Horse of 6037

Cerberus Future Technologies

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CFTC003

**Brilliant hallucinatory disco hyperstitions - massively recommended if yr into Ron Hardy or Jamal Moss!!! C82 tape housed in resealable anti-static bag** Cerberus Future Technologies present the hallucinatory disco hyperstitions of Montauk Boys in a superlative 16-track suite of disco deviation. Last spotted on the revelatory volumes of 'Frequency Adjustments', the blond Montauk Boys are apparently our distant antecedents from the year 6037 and evidently specialise in a form of hardware-driven dance therapy owing much to the Chicago precedents of Ron Hardy or Jamal Moss, … Read more
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MONTAUK BOYS - The Golden Horse of 6037, Cerberus Future Technologies
THE WIRE - Issue 376: June 2015, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 376: June 2015

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE376

This months issue blows the cover on artists aliases, pseudonyms and alter egos. There are also features on the new South African jazz of Nduduzo Makhathini and Tumi Mogorosi, global ear in Hanoi, and a piece on recording Newcastle's ship-building past. All the usual news, reviews and regular features, too.
ILYAS AHMED - I Am All Your Own, Immune Recordings
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ILYAS AHMED

I Am All Your Own

Immune Recordings

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £8.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: IMMUNE035CASS

Ilyas Ahmed really finds his voice in th captivating songs of 'I Am All Your Own', his first solo album since 'With Endless Fire' (2012). Rather than his usual instrumental arrangements, or the wordless poems of his Visitor duo-mate, Liz Harris a.k.a. Grouper, the Ahmed's dreamy, folk-tinged vocals are front and centre against wide, plush backdrops of his multi-tracked acoustic and electric strings blown out like some Fripp & Eno or Lawrence English composition. "Written and recorded entirely on 12-string and electric guitars, I Am All Your Own was recorded using a 4-track cassett… Read more
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ILYAS AHMED - I Am All Your Own, Immune Recordings
JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again, Drag City
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JESSICA PRATT

On Your Own Love Again

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC606CS

"Jessica Pratt’s self-titled 2012 debut has been much-murmured about. People respond to the austere, pristine clarity of the performances, the gentle strength, marvelling at how much comes from so little: just a voice and a guitar or two. They remark on the timeless nature of the songs and the voice, scrupulously informed by the folk rock of ages past but sung without bags (none in hand, nor beneath eyes). They speculate on just who is the personality behind this Jessica Pratt? It is hard not to respond to the sound of her music, not to want more right away. Two years on and… Read more
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JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again, Drag City

Thursday, 07 May

DEMONSTRATION SYNTHESIS & M. SALACIAK - DS16, ENTR'ACTE
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DEMONSTRATION SYNTHESIS & M. SALACIAK

DS16

ENTR'ACTE

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: E184

**Edition of 80 copies** The blissed ambience of 'DS16' marks one of the first complete transmissions from a new studio operating outta Montreal, Canada. Headed up by studio owner Matthew Salaciak, Demonstration Synthesis gives voice to his anything-goes studio expressions, tending toward a mixture of genteel techno patter and frothy ambient lather very much in tune with Vancouver's Mood Hut Gang from the other end of Canada. Matthew also makes purer, techno-faced gear as Variant, but reserves this tape for more fanciful ideas, from marbled house chords and puttering machine pulses to lushly soured electronica tones and lilting digi-dub-tronica.
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DEMONSTRATION SYNTHESIS & M. SALACIAK - DS16, ENTR'ACTE
WHITE GLOVE TEST - White Glove Test - Louisville Punk Flyers 1978–1994, Drag City
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WHITE GLOVE TEST

White Glove Test - Louisville Punk Flyers 1978–1994

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffHARDCOVER BOOK // £39.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: DC627

"‘White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994’ is a rich visual history of an ephemeral and overlooked art form: the DIY concert poster. Beautiful, funny and profane, the collection of more than 700 flyers compiled here vividly represent the golden age of this fugitive street art, revealing a neglected facet of punk’s expressive force. Clipped, collaged and photocopied, meticulously hand- painted and lettered, or designed on a glowing computer screen in the early days of desktop publishing, these flyers were outsider broadcasts stuck to phone… Read more
WHITE GLOVE TEST - White Glove Test - Louisville Punk Flyers 1978–1994, Drag City

Thursday, 30 April

DEATH - N.E.W., TRYANGLE

DEATH

N.E.W.

TRYANGLE

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: TRY1217178CS

"Since the discovery of Death in 2008 and the release of the archival album ‘...For The Whole World To See’, the story has been often told. Three African-American brothers - David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney - tapped into the surging energy of their hometown rock-and-roll scene (mid-70s Detroit) to produce a style and a set of songs that, while completely unappreciated in their day, proved later to be a powerful missing link in the evolution of punk rock. All this was predicted by their leader, older brother David, on his deathbed, ten years before their rediscovery. His stubborn insistence on keeping… Read more
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DEATH - N.E.W., TRYANGLE

Thursday, 16 April

THE WIRE - Issue 375: May 2015, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 375: May 2015

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE375

RosUS jazz saxophonist sports some dope sunglasses on the cover of this month's edition, and speaks to Howard Mandel inside. Chicago footwork pioneer RP Boo does the Invisible Jukebox, and you'll also find key features on Legowelt, Harry Bertoia, plus Global Ear in the U.A.E., plus all the usual news, reviews and listings.

Thursday, 09 April

ANDREAE/BIRCHALL/CHEETHAM - I Didn't Mind You Improvising, I Just Wish You'd Done It Better, TOMBED VISIONS
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"Although the title may be humorous, the first release from the trio of tenor saxophonist Sam Andreae, guitarist David Birchall and drummer Andrew Cheetham is no laughing matter; especially when it displays such a beguiling amount of telepathic interplay. ‘Erich Frohm Where’ sets the tone for the entire cassette, given a synopsis of what to expect on both sides. The simmer begins with Andreae’s burnt saxophones tones that shade and colour in indistinguishable fashion Birchall’s droning feedback squall as Cheetham flitters i… Read more
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ANDREAE/BIRCHALL/CHEETHAM - I Didn't Mind You Improvising, I Just Wish You'd Done It Better, TOMBED VISIONS

Thursday, 12 March

THE WIRE - Issue 374: April 2015, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 374: April 2015

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE374

**Includes a 20-track Wire Tapper CD** In support of her debut on 4AD, Holly Herndon fronts the April 2015 Wire issue. Alsi includes features on Moondog, Lightening Bolt, Jlin, Model 500 and John Wiese. This issue includes The Wire Tapper 37 free CD with 20 tracks by Ricardo Donoso, Kevin Hufnagel, Manuel Zurria, Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere, among many others.
JOE SNAPE - Brittle Love, Slip
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JOE SNAPE

Brittle Love

Slip

Format_dot_stuffAcetate and Card Print + Digital Download + Cassette // £8.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP010

**Two-part 11 x 11" print and download plus interview cassette** "Brittle Love is a suite of songs scratched together from the teary depths of a computerised pop dream. From a few raggedy Technicolor melodies bloom luscious strings, xylophones, and drum machines. But something’s not quite right: you can almost hear the sticky-tape holding together the synthesisers, the vocals are forever slipping away from the beat. This is pin-point electronic music put together with Early Learning Centre scissors, a pot of PVA glue, and a page of Lonely Hearts classifieds ripped from a regional newspaper. J… Read more
JOE SNAPE - Brittle Love, Slip
REV. LONNIE FARRIS - Peace In The Valley, Death Is Not The End
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REV. LONNIE FARRIS

Peace In The Valley

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH006

Cassette-only collection of of Reverend Lonnie Farris' Hawaiian-style slide guitar gospel recordings from the early 1960s, originally released on his Farris Records label. Some tracks previously appeared on the Tompkins Square Records collections, 'Fire In My Bones' and 'This May Be My Last Time Singing', and Mississippi Records' 'Life Is A Problem' and 'Oh Graveyard , You Can't Hold Me Always' LPs.
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Thursday, 26 February

HORACE SPROTT - Ain't This A Mean World, Death Is Not The End
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HORACE SPROTT

Ain't This A Mean World

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH005

*Limited to 100 copies* "Horace Sprott performed on Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of folklorist Frederic Ramsey, Jr's Music of the South series of field recordings released in 1955 on Folkways. 'Ain't This a Mean World' pulls together tracks from all three of these volumes. Ramsey Jr. met Sprott in Marion, Alabama in 1954 and subsequently recorded seven sessions with him in April and May of that year. Born some time between 1886 and 1890 in Talladega Forest, Alabama, Sprott learnt the old religious songs of the bush arbor and the plantation from his mother and grandmother, and from h… Read more
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HORACE SPROTT - Ain't This A Mean World, Death Is Not The End

Thursday, 19 February

ANDREW BRODER (FOG) - Picture Of The Hostage Holding Today's Newspaper, BRIAN RECORDS
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ANDREW BRODER (FOG)

Picture Of The Hostage Holding Today's Newspaper

BRIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_stuff5 x Cassette // £24.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: BRIANRECORDS0000021

*Limited edition Cassette Box Set of 75 copies* Andrew Broder (aka Fog) returns with this series of beat tapes compiled in this set for the small-run Brian Records label, home to lathe-pressings from the likes of Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm and others.
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NIGEL WRENCH - ZA86, THE TAPEWORM
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NIGEL WRENCH

ZA86

THE TAPEWORM

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £4.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: TTW86

**Edition of 150** 'ZA86' presents reporter Nigel Wrench's remarkable documentation of South Africa under apartheid in 1986, using tapes unlocked for the first time from a Cape Town cellar. Released to mark the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, 'ZA86' offers a detailed portrait of a critical point in the regime's final and most oppressive years, built using extracts edited from nine tapes out of the unique cassette archive of Turnstyle News. From street level perspectives of white right wingers and 19 year old platoon leaders to the funeral of TV cameraman and a May Day… Read more
NIGEL WRENCH - ZA86, THE TAPEWORM
BLACK SPIRITUALS - Live At Disjecta: High Vibration Resonance (Vol. 1), THE TAPEWORM
Captivating improvisations consolidating dextrous free-jazz, rock and electronics by Oakland, CA, USA's Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Trammel aka Black Spirituals. Currently in the midst of a massive Euro tour with Earth, the duo collude with The Tapeworm to present this damn fine expo - 150 copies for the merch-stall and 50 for everybody else - of a coversant sound inspired by roots American black music whose relevance is still striking today. Trammell's percussion and Watkins' electronics play out a dynamic relationship of expressive ritual… Read more
BLACK SPIRITUALS - Live At Disjecta: High Vibration Resonance (Vol. 1), THE TAPEWORM

Thursday, 12 February

THE WIRE - Issue 373: March 2015, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 373: March 2015

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE373

Chris & Cosey peer from their sofa on The Wire's March 2015 issue. They give an intimate interview with David Keenan alongside key features on Jazz bassist Cecil McBee and NYC saxophonist Steve Coleman, plus coverage of Mumdance, the Sacred Tapes label, and Sleaford Mods tested by the Invisible Jukebox. All the usual news, reviews and listings, too.

Thursday, 22 January

JON K - Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8), Reel Torque
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JON K

Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8)

Reel Torque

Format_dot_stuffCassette (Oversized Case) // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FAKTION8

**Utterly blinding, 100-minute tape housed in rare clamshell case with risographed artwork illustrated and designed by John Powell-Jones. Edition of 350** Reel Torque Volume 8: 'Loukanikos' Dance' is a labyrinthine lesson in the black art of DJing delivered by a pillar of Manchester dancefloors, Jon K. Arriving two years and two weeks after he dropped Fact Magazine's Best Mix of 2013 online, this is - quite remarkably - Jon's first ever physical mix release. It's the stuff mixtape dreams are made of; crammed with complete obscurities, all-time classics and dusty perci… Read more
JON K - Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8), Reel Torque
THE WIRE - Issue 372: February 2015, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 372: February 2015

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE372

A gleeful Mica Levi appears on the cover of this month's edition (about time too) and gives her most in-depth interview to date inside. John Carpenter is tested by The Invisible Jukebox; Novelist is covered alongside the updated Javanese traditions of Senyawa and Heather Phillipson's "waywards narratives" in the Bites section; Red Bull receive some great advertising from Derek Walmsley in Tokyo; Hiphop mixtapes in The Primer spotlight. All the usual news, reviews and listings, too.
DALE CORNISH & PHIL JULIAN - Two Warhol's Worth, THE TAPEWORM
The donation by Kevin Drumm to Phil Julian of a Hewlett Packard test tone generator (to avoid excess baggage charges) caught the curiosity of Dale Cornish. With Cornish and Julian renowned for their own releases, for a variety of labels including The Tapeworm, this chance bonding over former NASA technical equipment has led to their first collaboration...
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REV. EDWARD W. CLAYBORN - I Have a Home in the Sky, Death Is Not The End
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REV. EDWARD W. CLAYBORN

I Have a Home in the Sky

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH004

*Edition of 100 copies* "Death Is Not The End return with a compilation of 12 tracks that Rev. Edward W. Clayborn recorded for Vocalion in the mid to late 1920s. Very little is known about Clayborn, besides that he is likely to have hailed from the Alabama area. Playing an open tuned guitar with a simple alternating bass line, Clayborn's music has been referred to by some as overtly basic, however amidst the simple beauty lies a depth of passion and conviction."
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TRISTAN PERICH - 0.01s: The First 1/100th Second Of 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions

TRISTAN PERICH

0.01s: The First 1/100th Second Of 1-Bit Symphony

Physical Editions

Format_dot_stuffHeavy Paperback Book // £26.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: PE004

"Tristan Perich’s new book 0.01s captures the inner workings of 1-Bit Symphony over the first hundredth of a second after it is switched on. In just 0.01 seconds, its processor executes 80,000 computational cycles, enough information to fill a 695-page book with austere tables of numbers and machine language, beautifully chronicling the way computation works. Both a composer and visual artist, Tristan Perich has printed this processor simulation in mesmerizing detail, along with the complete source code of 1-Bit Symphony, its memory contents, and an in… Read more
TRISTAN PERICH - 0.01s: The First 1/100th Second Of 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions
TRISTAN PERICH - 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions

TRISTAN PERICH

1-Bit Symphony

Physical Editions

Format_dot_stuffMicrochip (Housed In Jewel Case) // £14.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PE003

A follow up to Tristan Perich's astonishingly inventive 1-Bit Music release, 1-Bit Symphony takes the composer's concept to a new scale. This is a digital edition of a physical release that avoids conventional recorded media formatting and instead opts for a more interactive medium. Housed within a jewelcase, Perich presents a complete electronic circuit which "performs" the music for you, rather than merely playing it back. Once switched on, this hand-assembled piece of electronics hardware plays through a five-movement symphony generated from a 1-bit audio signal. Of course, this… Read more
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TRISTAN PERICH - 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions

Thursday, 08 January

DOUGLAS DARE - Whelm - Nine Poems, ERASED TAPES

DOUGLAS DARE

Whelm - Nine Poems

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_stuffBook // £7.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: ERATP057PB

*Includes full album download code redeemable from the label* "To accompany the album 'Whelm' Douglas Dare presents a poetry book which includes full 10 track album download of Whelm. It was in November last year that the duo Douglas Dare and producer/percussionist Fabian Prynn decided to record an album, and by January they were listening to it. Finding themselves out of the home-studio for the first time, the pair recorded much of the album in Flood’s studio Assault & Battery in West London. Other touches were recorded back in Fabian’s home. With the comfort of familiar songs from h… Read more
DOUGLAS DARE - Whelm - Nine Poems, ERASED TAPES
DATACIDE - Fourteen, Praxis

DATACIDE

Fourteen

Praxis

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: DATACIDE14

Issue Fourteen of the Praxis Records-related Datacide magazine for noise and politics. Features 76-pages of essays on everything from Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Update to 'Dancing with Death: The Excremental, the Sacred & Ecstatic Community in Free Party Culture', thru Resisting Police Corruption and Violence in Hackney in the 1980s and 1990s, plus book reviews on Paul Huxtable and Al Fingers, Sound System Culture: Celebrating Huddersfield's Sound Systems, and loads of news, reviews and charts for the politicised raver.

Thursday, 18 December

PAUL WOLINSKI - Full Bleed, Sacred Tapes
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PAUL WOLINSKI

Full Bleed

Sacred Tapes

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SAC009

**2nd edition of 100 x C25 with fold-out art insert. Purchase of tape comes with full download version dropped straight into your account** "Full Bleed is a more experimental turn for Paul Wolinski following his more song structured work as POLINSKI ( Labyrinths, 2011) and numerous albums, movie scores and one-off performances with 65daysofstatic. Full Bleed is an all together different kind of record for the artist, a move into bleaker, more experimental territory. The digital glitches have been subsumed by analog tape hiss; the kick drums have been eaten by white noise; tempos have be… Read more
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PAUL WOLINSKI - Full Bleed, Sacred Tapes