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Thursday, 10 July

I HAVE EATEN THE CITY - Secret Paths, TOMBED VISIONS
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I HAVE EATEN THE CITY

Secret Paths

TOMBED VISIONS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: TV10

**Cassette mounted on vacuum formed tray in oversized case. 2-panel inlay printed on 300gsm receycled stock. 100 copies for the world** "Their first recorded album since 2007, ‘Secret Paths’ is I Have Eaten The City’s tour-de-force. This trio of multi-instrumentalists could easily be seen as a microcosm for the practices of Toronto’s wider experimental music scene, the breadth and fluidity of their experimentations throughout their discography showcasing an alarmingly diverse range influences and atmospheres, of which ‘Secret Paths’ is a clear apex. The astonishing opener ‘Eyo… Read more
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I HAVE EATEN THE CITY - Secret Paths, TOMBED VISIONS

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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Thursday, 12 June

QUILTLAND - Sisto, Astro:Dynamics
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QUILTLAND

Sisto

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS11

Stockholm's Frida-Li Lovgren aka Quiltland caters to Astro:dynamics' wide-open agenda with a beuatifully emotional rollercoaster of trance crescendos and new age Scando synth romance. 'Sisto' is Quiltland's debut album and introduction to the wider listening public following low key appearances on Amdiscs and a tour tape split with the excellent Sand Circles. He's in good company on the Astro:dynamics roster, with whom he shares a certain wayward, free-styling sensibility attempting to swerve convention in favour of what feels right and good. The A-side manifests that aesthetic in six pieces ran… Read more
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QUILTLAND - Sisto, Astro:Dynamics
THE WIRE - Issue 365: July 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 365: July 2014

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE365

The Boredoms drummer Yoshimi P-We is on the cover and in interview about her gamelan playing in 00I00 this month. Currently touring Europe, Argentina's Alan Courtis is subject of an in-depth survey of his itinerant agenda, and there's a fascinating piece on Stockholm's EMS studios and its clients. Also, conceptualist Basque sound artist Mattin visits Lagos, Butterz do the Invisible Jukebox, and there's features on Chicagi footwork yunger, DJ Taye, Karen Gwyer, and Shanghai-based noise unit, Torturing Nurse, plus all the usual news, reviews, listings etc.

Thursday, 29 May

SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution - Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75, Soul Jazz Records
*Deluxe/Heavyweight 12” x 12” large format 200 page hardback book* ‘Black Fire! New Spirits!’, features hundreds of stunning photographs of radical and revolutionary jazz musicians whose work defined black America in the 1960s - John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Roland Kirk, Yusef Lateef, Alice Coltrane and many, many more. In the 1960s and into the early 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution with the music and lives of African- Americ… Read more
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution - Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75, Soul Jazz Records
RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH - Carps (Vol. 1), Tesla Tapes
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RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH

Carps (Vol. 1)

Tesla Tapes

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA017

He's back and this time he's got company..errr..sorry. Run Dust and Barry Brush bring the ruckus on this tape which is getting released especially for Run Dusts show at Fat out Fest here in Salford, Run Dust has 2 Tesla Tapes already and a killer on release on the Trensmat label along with some impressive live shows and frantic energy which he is bringing back almost exactly a year to the date to Salford for this years Fat Out Fest.
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Thursday, 22 May

VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (DVD), Stones Throw
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VARIOUS

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (DVD)

Stones Throw

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DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: STH2341DVD

The original soundtrack for recently released documentary, 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records', packing exclusive joints from Madlib, plus retrospective highlights from Madvillain, J-Dilla, Aloe Blacc, Quasimoto, Mayer Hawthorne and more - 26 total. It's practically worth it for DAM-FUNK's ridiculous live freak-out and the ten exclusive cues from Madlib, but also works as a perfect primer on the label with cherry picked nuggets such as Dilla's 'Lightworks, Lootpack's 'The Anthem', Jaylib's 'McNasty Filth', and the live studio version of Aloe Blacc's 'I Need A Dollar'. Big up Stones Throw 4 eva!
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (DVD), Stones Throw
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (BLU RAY), Stones Throw
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VARIOUS

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (BLU RAY)

Stones Throw

Format_dot_stuff2 BLU RAY+CD // £19.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: STH2341BR

The original soundtrack for recently released documentary, 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records', packing exclusive joints from Madlib, plus retrospective highlights from Madvillain, J-Dilla, Aloe Blacc, Quasimoto, Mayer Hawthorne and more - 26 total. It's practically worth it for DAM-FUNK's ridiculous live freak-out and the ten exclusive cues from Madlib, but also works as a perfect primer on the label with cherry picked nuggets such as Dilla's 'Lightworks, Lootpack's 'The Anthem', Jaylib's 'McNasty Filth', and the live studio version of Aloe Blacc's 'I Need A Dollar'. Big up Stones Throw 4 eva!
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (BLU RAY), Stones Throw

Thursday, 15 May

MARTIN HANNETT - He Wasn’t Just a Fifth Member Of Joy Division : A Film About Martin Hannett, Ozit
A rough-cut, reportage-style 4-hour documentary setting the record straight on sonic alchemist and the architect of "The Manchester Sound", Martin Hannett, via interviews with all the usual Factory suspects - Tony Wilson, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Vini Reilly - and many others. Inside, they raise and answer the question of whether Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer' albums would have become such seminal touchstones without Hannett's involvement, and also get down to the the technical nitty gritty of his unorthodox p… Read more
MARTIN HANNETT - He Wasn’t Just a Fifth Member Of Joy Division : A Film About Martin Hannett, Ozit
THE WIRE - Issue 364: June 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 364: June 2014

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE364

Ben Frost on the cover of June's Wire issue and an in-depth interview with Dan Barrow covering his unique oeuvre. There's also a great piece on suave Ethio-funk artist Hailu Mergia - who's due to tour UK soon - alongside an enlightening article on the Italian Futurists' visit to the UK in 1914, a piece on Glasgow's incendiary Golden Teacher troupe, and more on Kasai Allstars, Jon Hassell, Global Ear in Rome, and all the usual features, news and reviews.

Thursday, 08 May

BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
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BJORK

When Bjork Met Attenborough

One Little Indian

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DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: BJORK538BLURAY

"Originally screened in the UK on Channel 4, ‘When Bjork Met Attenborough’ follows Bjork and Attenborough as they investigate and discuss the connection which exists between music and nature. Narrated by Tilda Swinton and inspired by Bjork's technological project ‘Biophilia’, which Attenborough provided a spoken introduction for, the film is a unique encounter between two of the most iconic thinkers of our time. Author and professor of neurology and psychiatry Oliver Sacks explains the extraordinary beneficial effects music has on our brains and explains why performing and engaging with music is something all if us should take more seriously…"
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
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BJORK

When Bjork Met Attenborough

One Little Indian

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DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: BJORK538DVD

"Originally screened in the UK on Channel 4, ‘When Bjork Met Attenborough’ follows Bjork and Attenborough as they investigate and discuss the connection which exists between music and nature. Narrated by Tilda Swinton and inspired by Bjork's technological project ‘Biophilia’, which Attenborough provided a spoken introduction for, the film is a unique encounter between two of the most iconic thinkers of our time. Author and professor of neurology and psychiatry Oliver Sacks explains the extraordinary beneficial effects music has on our brains and explains why performing and engaging with music is something all if us should take more seriously…"
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
LORD SKYWAVE - Cardamon Copy, Astro:Dynamics
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LORD SKYWAVE

Cardamon Copy

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS10

Astro:dynamics follow up their Alis and Vaghe Stelle releases with a suite of oneiric ambient pop experiments recorded to tape by former Simian, Simon Lord. Employing the unique fidelities of an old Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, Lord Skywave presents nine gauzy sketches of wispy synthlines and multi-tracked vocal harmonies imbued with a certain pastoral English quality and frayed Radiophonic electronics lending themselves to comparisons with everyone from Walls' Alessio Natalizia, Ekoplekz and The Boats.
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Thursday, 01 May

TOBIAS PETERSSON - Amon Duul II & The Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972, Subliminal Sounds
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TOBIAS PETERSSON

Amon Duul II & The Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972

Subliminal Sounds

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BOOKS

Cat. Number: TAMARA1

*160 pages, hardcover. 500 COPIES only* "Amon Duul is one of the most important acts in psychedelic and progressive music of the 20th century. This is the story of their formative years (1968-72) and their unparalleled musical expression. Limited edition printing of 500 copies. Hardcover, 160 pages, Many rare illustrations and photos. The German rock band Amon Düül II quickly rose to prominence in West Germany due to their energetic live performances and the pioneering debut album Phallus Dei in the late 60s. They were frontrunners in what would be te… Read more
TOBIAS PETERSSON - Amon Duul II & The Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972, Subliminal Sounds

Thursday, 17 April

THE WIRE - Issue 363: May 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 363: May 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE363

The Wire praises "Game-Changing Compilations, Anthologies, A-Chronologies & Lists" with 22 pages of their writers reflecting on what, for many of us, were and are portals to brave and exciting new worlds in May's edition. Beside that, Okkyung Lee undertakes the Invisible Jukebox and former Hype Williams, now solo, provocateur Inga Copeland talks about her upcoming, John T. Gast-produced album with Joseph Stannard, and there's fascinating articles on '70s New Yorker, Jack Ruby, Officer!'s avant garde indie, and a Global Ear on Delhi. All the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know, too.
THE WIRE - Issue 363: May 2014, Wire

Thursday, 27 March 2014

ATOM EYE - The Otolith Sessions, Forwind
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ATOM EYE

The Otolith Sessions

Forwind

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: FWD11

**CD + 50-page book of texts, images and "audio cookbook"** "The culmination of a year's worth of sound experiments with machines of a bygone era, The Otolith Sessions sees Elsie Martins 'Atom Eye' project realise it's most ambitious and complete work to date. A meticulously programmed full length as opposed to a collection of tracks the album develops and unfolds with a palpable sense of purpose and adventure over the albums six storied compositions. The visceral nature of the beautiful but abstruse music is no fluke but a deliberate result of the unhurried nature of the albums writing… Read more
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ATOM EYE - The Otolith Sessions, Forwind

Thursday, 13 March 2014

THE WIRE - Issue 362: April 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 362: April 2014

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE362

*Includes the cover mount WIre Tapper 34 CD featuring Roj, Marsen Jules, Islet, Mesak and more...* Globe-trotting Dutch anarcho-punks The Ex stare down from the cover of this months issue. They give an extensive interview on "DIY survival strategies" alongside an excellent Mark Fisher article on Seaford Mods, a feature on Florian Hecker's "Philosophical acoustics", Drew Daniel on Slint, an invisible jukebox with Marissa Nadler, and a primer on early DIY synthesists beside all the usual news, reviews and listings.
NENADO - Your Sketch, Astro:Dynamics
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NENADO

Your Sketch

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS09

**Hypnagogic fug beats for fans of Actress and Opal Tapes** "Astro:Dynamics continue their run of form in 2014 by following releases from Alis and Vaghe Stelle with the debut release from the ever elusive Rasul Gafarov's Nenado moniker. Based in central Russia, Rasul has previously appeared on an erratic flow of 12"s under the name Lenta - including split 12"s with Software's Huerco S on the Other Heights label, and Ahu (the house/techno side project of Touch's Sohrab) on Iran's Shahr Farang label, and has performed rare shows at the likes of acclaimed Moscow club ARMA17. Whilst his work as Le… Read more
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NENADO - Your Sketch, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 06 March 2014

JOHN FOXX - In The Glow Madrid 1983, METAMATIC
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JOHN FOXX

In The Glow Madrid 1983

METAMATIC

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LIVE PERFORMANCE

Cat. Number: META46DVD

All region DVD documenting a 5 song performance by John Foxx at RTVE's Madrid TV studio in late 1983 during The Golden Section Tour. Includes brilliant versions of 'Twilight's Last Gleaming', 'The Hidden Man', 'Pater Noster', 'Systems Of Romance', 'Your Dress'.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

FRANCISCO LOPEZ - Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces:1993-2013), Line
**Audio DVD** "Francisco López is an artist who has continued to challenge listeners with the fringes of acoustic perception over his long career. 'Presque Tout' is a collection of works spanning 20 years of sonic activity. This 7 hour long edition presents some of the artist's most tantalizingly subtle pieces. Culled from many obscure and out-of-print editions, most of these compositions have been unavailable commercially for years. Presque Tout also contains the stunning new 3 hour work "Untitled #313." This data DVD edition contains 7 hours of audio files (uncom… Read more
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FRANCISCO LOPEZ - Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces:1993-2013), Line

Thursday, 06 February 2014

HAROLD BUDD & JANE MARU - Jane 1-11 (2014 DVD Edition), Darla
"It's simple. I broke out and broke back to my earlier days: A triangle of risk, improvisation and joy -- as I say, very simple. My rules to myself were: No plan, no notes, no ideas, no microphones; except for Jane 1 I stuck to it. My other rule -- the most important one -- was: At least one piece per day, finished, mixed and not to be revisited again. Jane 7, 8, 9 were done in one day... Brad Ellis was my guide through this: An untiring day, ready to go again... To quote a letter to me from Mark Tobey: ... "It fell off the edge of my brush."" -- Harold Budd
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Thursday, 30 January 2014

ALIS - Things Next Door, Astro:Dynamics
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ALIS

Things Next Door

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS8

Astro:dynamics present quite easily the best material we've heard so far from Sabina Plamenova aka Alis yet, a lovely suite of lo-fi dream-pop sketches recorded during downtime around a show in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The music stands in stark contrast to her recent dancefloor moves on Don't Be Afraid and her own Opit label, erring closer to the psychedelic dub tropes of Negra Branca's amazing 'NB' LP, but juxtaposing her tender, soulful vocal loops against colder, minimalist ambient techno space where she lets her voice ring out like the plainsong of Julianna Barwick. It reveals a qu… Read more
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ALIS - Things Next Door, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 23 January 2014

THE WIRE - Issue 360: February 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 360: February 2014

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE360

A rather special edition of The Wire this month featuring the notoriously media-wary Jandek's first ever interview, given to David Keenen. It's an iconoclast-heavy issue, in fact, with Russell Haswell making for a typically entertaining Invisible Jukebox, and Shock Records founder, former Whitehouse member and Skullflower lynchpin Stefan Jaworzyn filling us in on his current practice - imminently due on record via BEB - plus informative interviews and features on Visionist, Madeira's art scene, Manchester Noise Above Noise events, Moodymann, the Multiple Tap festival, and Metalheadz alongside all the usual news, reviews and listings.
THE WIRE - Issue 360: February 2014, Wire

Thursday, 02 January 2014

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Running 'n Chanting 'n Falling 'n Ranting, Filipson Editions
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

Running 'n Chanting 'n Falling 'n Ranting

Filipson Editions

Format_dot_stuffBook and CD // £39.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: plana-P alga044

**257-page book with 45-minute CD. A remarkable book documenting the little known 1970s video work by idiosyncratic artist and musician, Charlemagne Palestine through interviews, essay, still photographs, and the audio soundtracks to 'Body Music I', 'Body Music II', 'Island Song', 'Running Outburst' and 'Tying Myself Up'.** "Privately issued by the artist in collaboration with alga marghen, "Running and Chanting and Falling and Ranting" is quite a unique book presenting Charlemagne Palestine complete video production. “Body Music I” (1973) and “Body Music … Read more
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Running 'n Chanting 'n Falling 'n Ranting, Filipson Editions
VARIOUS - Liquified Sky, Line
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VARIOUS

Liquified Sky

Line

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £14.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: LINE_063

**Limited edition of 500. This edition is a data DVD containing high resolution audio/visual files. Fascinating and beautiful audio-visual project exploring the synergy and light and sound in four pieces pairing sound by CoH, Asmus Titchens and Francisco Lopez with video documentation and sound by Paul Prudence, and Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand. Data DVD edition of 500** "The fluidity and even the granularity of light can be unfolded by the senses through active attunement coupled with meticulously orchestrated conditions. Though formerly considered impossible to imagine, let alone percei… Read more
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VARIOUS - Liquified Sky, Line

Thursday, 14 November 2013

THE BOOKS - Freedom From Expression, Temporary Residence Ltd.
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THE BOOKS

Freedom From Expression

Temporary Residence Ltd.

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £17.49

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: TRR208DVD

"Over the course of four albums The Books eschewed genres and pigeonholes so effortlessly and earnestly that they ultimately pioneered a new genre (or three) in the process. And for all the speechlessness their recordings inspired, their videos were every bit as beguiling: a surreal mix of bizarre found footage, home movies, and psychedelic animated imagery that fit their music so well that the two became virtually inseparable in their live performances. Freedom From Expression collects every video ever made by the Books, compiled in chronological order. Itʼs enormously satisfying an… Read more
THE BOOKS - Freedom From Expression, Temporary Residence Ltd.

Thursday, 07 November 2013

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Inform Educate Entertain - The DVD, TEST CARD RECORDINGS

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

Inform Educate Entertain - The DVD

TEST CARD RECORDINGS

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £11.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: TCRDVD01

**Includes exclusive behind the scenes & live footage, plus audio commentary for each track**

Thursday, 31 October 2013

CARLOS CASAS - 1812, Von Archives
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CARLOS CASAS

1812

Von Archives

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FEATURE FILM

Cat. Number: VON018

**Edition of 300** '1812' is an immersive audiovisual work by intrepid Spanish director and visual artist Carlos Casas. It's his third audiovisual work released via the Von archives, following the densely psychedelic 'Choir' and engrossing 'Vezdekhod' collaborations with Nico Vascellari and Prurient. Taking the as yet unparalleled vision of Sergey Bondarchuk's staggering and hugely influential 1967 film rendition of Lev Tolstoy's classic 'War & Peace' novel, Casas annihilates and implodes the narrative with an impenetrable and multi-layered collage intending to redress the way we perceive film and p… Read more
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CARLOS CASAS - 1812, Von Archives

Thursday, 10 October 2013

CAVE - Threace, Drag City

CAVE

Threace

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC552CS

"Cave return following their ‘Neverendless’ album. ‘Threace’ is a real ‘back to the lab’ kind of album for Cave. They have spent more time on these new sounds than they had before - which is saying a lot! All Cave music grabs at your ears and the soft tissue within, and yet this time it's just so much more crystalline, bottom-booting and all-consuming than ever before. Threace comes on guitar up and jelly tight, saving the keys for colour commentary among the beats. Jeremy and Cooper explore their six-string relationship, finding shared space, ducking, parrying, working the edges, and finally twinni… Read more
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CAVE - Threace, Drag City

Thursday, 12 September 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 356: October 2013, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 356: October 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE356

American composer, saxophonist and vocalist Matana Roberts featues on the cover and in discussion in this months Wire issue. Shangaan Electro's Nozinja is tested by the Invisible Jukebox, and Philadelphia's modular experimenter Charles Cohen is given an overdue spotlight. This issue also covers everything from Brooklyn's White Material techno unit to Britt Brown on Tim Hecker, Adrtian Shaughnessy on ECM, Australian jazz trio, The Neck, a feature on Antwerp's legendary Dennis Tyfus and his Ultra Eczema label, plus Robert Haigh ov Omni Trio's recent solo piano music and all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know.
THE WIRE - Issue 356: October 2013, Wire