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kranky (usa) #krank 184 lp

tara jane o’neilwhere shine new lights” long playing record

  • welcome
  • wordless in woods
  • this morning glory
  • over, round, in a rom,  found
  • glow now
  • the lull the going

  • elemental finding
  • all now vibe
  • the signal
  • wind
  • the signal, lift
  • below below as above
  • new lights for a sky
kranky press release ::
artist: tara jane o'neil
title: where shine new lights
catalog #: krank184
formats available: lp / cd
release date: january 27, 2014

tara jane oneil's music is integrated and contextual, idiosyncratic and deeply psychedelic, akin to a lucid dream journal caught on magnetic tape. she appears to be interested in all sounds equally. in her tireless search for a music that mirrors and reflects her alchemical, deeply syncretic approach to sound, color, language, surface and texture, she has found herself in a somewhat singular category.

her concerns are free from fussing about form. her albums posit some free space that owes more to improvisors and painters than singer-songwriters or new age synthesizer baths. she is still interested in songs, and she has always been a wordsmith, but her songs don't need to have words to signify. when words are utilized, she doesn't waste them. they are beautifully mystical outbursts of visionary poesis, but their narrative power is located within and informed by, the space, the harmonic color, the context in which they are sung.

choral voicings spread out across the stereo field like muted cloud formations split by sudden outbursts of vibrant color, verdant mosses on ancient stones, opal sized windows of clear blue set against a vast horizon. pump organ drones swell and respirate, patient and slow, with softly resonant gongs from the roof of the world. this is music about healing, about listening, about surviving and transmuting the strange inheritance of language. moving towards a direct perception of apparent reality through collaboration, breath, sound and song.

tjo has always been a shapeshifter. listen to this new album with open ears, forgetting any previous incarnation, or perception of what you believe this mercurial artist to be or to have been. using some very basic recording equipment and her vivid musical imagination, she has achieved a rare essentialism wherein all unnecessary elements have been stripped away leaving only the most indispensable sounds. concise, but expansive, stripped of unnecessary gestures; guitars resonate, amps hum, and an exquisite, languid melancholia appears out of the haze.

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kranky (usa) #krank 184 cd

tara jane o’neilwhere shine new lights” compact disc

  • welcome
  • wordless in woods
  • this morning glory
  • over, round, in a rom,  found
  • glow now
  • the lull the going
  • elemental finding
  • all now vibe
  • the signal
  • wind
  • the signal, lift
  • below below as above
  • new lights for a sky
kranky press release ::
artist: tara jane o'neil
title: where shine new lights
catalog #: krank184
formats available: lp / cd
release date: january 27, 2014

tara jane oneil's music is integrated and contextual, idiosyncratic and deeply psychedelic, akin to a lucid dream journal caught on magnetic tape. she appears to be interested in all sounds equally. in her tireless search for a music that mirrors and reflects her alchemical, deeply syncretic approach to sound, color, language, surface and texture, she has found herself in a somewhat singular category.

her concerns are free from fussing about form. her albums posit some free space that owes more to improvisors and painters than singer-songwriters or new age synthesizer baths. she is still interested in songs, and she has always been a wordsmith, but her songs don't need to have words to signify. when words are utilized, she doesn't waste them. they are beautifully mystical outbursts of visionary poesis, but their narrative power is located within and informed by, the space, the harmonic color, the context in which they are sung.

choral voicings spread out across the stereo field like muted cloud formations split by sudden outbursts of vibrant color, verdant mosses on ancient stones, opal sized windows of clear blue set against a vast horizon. pump organ drones swell and respirate, patient and slow, with softly resonant gongs from the roof of the world. this is music about healing, about listening, about surviving and transmuting the strange inheritance of language. moving towards a direct perception of apparent reality through collaboration, breath, sound and song.

tjo has always been a shapeshifter. listen to this new album with open ears, forgetting any previous incarnation, or perception of what you believe this mercurial artist to be or to have been. using some very basic recording equipment and her vivid musical imagination, she has achieved a rare essentialism wherein all unnecessary elements have been stripped away leaving only the most indispensable sounds. concise, but expansive, stripped of unnecessary gestures; guitars resonate, amps hum, and an exquisite, languid melancholia appears out of the haze.

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kranky (usa) #krank 183 lp

tim heckervirgins” double long playing record set

  • prism
  • virginal i
  • radiance

  • live room
  • live room out
  • virginal ii

  • black refraction
  • incense at abu ghraib
  • amps, drugs, harmonium

  • stigmata i
  • stigmata ii
  • stab variation
kranky press release ::
artist: tim hecker
title: virgins
catalog #: krank183
formats available: 2xlp
release date: october 14, 2013

virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in reykjavik, montreal and seattle, using ensembles in live performance. the sound palette of this work is wider, almost 'percussive' and tighter sounding than previous works. while this album remains committed to a painterly form of musical abstraction, it is also a record of restrained composition recorded live primarily in intimate studio rooms. this record employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers towards an effort at doing what digital music does not do naturally—making music that is out of time, out of tune and out of phase.

this follow-up to his juno-awarded ravedeath, 1972 album exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. at times it points to the theological aspirations of early minimalist music. but it is not 'fake church music' for a secular age, rather something like an attempt at the sound of frankincense in slow-motion, or of a pulsing, flickering fluorescence in the grotto. some pieces go off the rails before forming into anything, others eschew crescendo compositional structures or bombastic density while going sideways instead.

it points to the ongoing development of hecker's work. it suggests illusory memories of drug- hazed jams or communal music performance that may have never been performed or been heard. these are mp3s that give confusing accounts either of sound's glowing physicality or of its prismatic evasiveness. it is an offering of music into the void, a gift of digital filler between distractions. yet hopefully it also stands as a document of the enduring faith in the narcotic, enigmatic function of music as long-form expression.

mixed by valgeir sigur sson and tim hecker. additional assistance by randall dunn and ben frost. mastered by mandy parnell at black saloon studios in london, uk.

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kranky (usa) #krank 183 cd

tim heckervirgins” compact disc

  • prism
  • virginal i
  • radiance
  • live room
  • live room out
  • virginal ii
  • black refraction
  • incense at abu ghraib
  • amps
  • drugs
  • harmonium
  • stigmata i
  • stigmata ii
  • stab variation
kranky press release ::
artist: tim hecker
title: virgins
catalog #: krank183
formats available: cd
release date: october 14, 2013

virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in reykjavik, montreal and seattle, using ensembles in live performance. the sound palette of this work is wider, almost 'percussive' and tighter sounding than previous works. while this album remains committed to a painterly form of musical abstraction, it is also a record of restrained composition recorded live primarily in intimate studio rooms. this record employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers towards an effort at doing what digital music does not do naturally—making music that is out of time, out of tune and out of phase.

this follow-up to his juno-awarded ravedeath, 1972 album exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. at times it points to the theological aspirations of early minimalist music. but it is not 'fake church music' for a secular age, rather something like an attempt at the sound of frankincense in slow-motion, or of a pulsing, flickering fluorescence in the grotto. some pieces go off the rails before forming into anything, others eschew crescendo compositional structures or bombastic density while going sideways instead.

it points to the ongoing development of hecker's work. it suggests illusory memories of drug- hazed jams or communal music performance that may have never been performed or been heard. these are mp3s that give confusing accounts either of sound's glowing physicality or of its prismatic evasiveness. it is an offering of music into the void, a gift of digital filler between distractions. yet hopefully it also stands as a document of the enduring faith in the narcotic, enigmatic function of music as long-form expression.

mixed by valgeir sigur sson and tim hecker. additional assistance by randall dunn and ben frost. mastered by mandy parnell at black saloon studios in london, uk.

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kranky (usa) #krank 182 lp

disappearsera” long playing record

  • girl
  • power
  • ultra
  • era
  • weird house
  • elite typical
  • new house
kranky press release ::
artist: disappears
title: era
catalog #: krank182
formats available: cd / lp
release date: august 26, 2013

era is the fourth annual report from chicago powerhouse quartet disappears. it was formed during the gloom of the chicago winter at electrical audio by now regular foil john congleton.

insular and dark, the album sees the band further refining their love of dub, minimalism and repetition into their most original and stark set yet.

it harks back to the early 80's post punk period, when almost anything seemed possible with the classic two guitar, bass and drums lineup, and exploration and expansion of what could be done with these elements was at the fore.

dueling wiry and squalling guitars lead the way while a lockdown rhythm section provides the perpetual forward motion.

era is disappears at their most abrasive, contemplative, and paranoid – it's the sound of the void looking back.

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kranky (usa) #krank 182 cd

disappearsera” compact disc

  • girl (3:51)
  • power (4:11)
  • ultra (9:33)
  • era (3:46)
  • weird house (4:10)
  • elite typical (7:52)
  • new house (6:39)
kranky press release ::
artist: disappears
title: era
catalog #: krank182
formats available: cd / lp
release date: august 26, 2013

era is the fourth annual report from chicago powerhouse quartet disappears. it was formed during the gloom of the chicago winter at electrical audio by now regular foil john congleton.

insular and dark, the album sees the band further refining their love of dub, minimalism and repetition into their most original and stark set yet.

it harks back to the early 80's post punk period, when almost anything seemed possible with the classic two guitar, bass and drums lineup, and exploration and expansion of what could be done with these elements was at the fore.

dueling wiry and squalling guitars lead the way while a lockdown rhythm section provides the perpetual forward motion.

era is disappears at their most abrasive, contemplative, and paranoid – it's the sound of the void looking back.

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kranky (usa) #krank 181 lp

tim heckermirages” double long playing record set

kranky press release ::
artist: tim hecker
title: mirages
catalog #: krank181
formats available: 2xlp
release date: september 16, 2013

this is the first vinyl issue for tim hecker's classic 2004 album.

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guitar-themed

glass, house (usa) #gh 003 lp

raumevent of your leaving” long playing record

  • in stellar orbit (13:01)
  • blood moon (5:58)

  • event of your leaving (3:35)
  • in held company (8:58)
  • blood loss (6:47)
glass, house press release ::
raum: event of your leaving
liz harris + jefre cantu-ledesma
release date “white” edition: february 19, 2014

event of your leaving was recorded by raum (jefre cantu-ledesma and liz harris) in 2011 and 2012. their first collaborative lp, the record is a loose set of memories, dreams, and images interpreting the work of visual artist vija celmins for piano, guitar, keyboard, voice, and tapes. the three-panel, fold-out cover is an offset and letterpress print of a drawing by harris. artwork printed at stumptown printers in portland, oregon and lp mastered at dubplates in berlin by rashad beckeredition of 500.

liz harris has been recording, performing, and releasing solo material under the name grouper since 2005 on various imprints including kranky, type, and her own yellowelectric. she lives and works on the oregon coast.

jefre cantu-ledesma is a brooklyn-based musician who has performed in bands and under his own name since 1996. he is a founding member of the groups tarentel, the alps, portraits, and moholy-nagy as well as the root strata record label.

harris and cantu-ledesma first performed together at 2012's transmediale festival in berlin, where they debuted harris' circular veil – an 8-hour composition designed for performance-goers to sleep to.

to celebrate the raum release, liz and jefre performed live at philip johnson's glass house in new canaan, ct on october 4, 2013.

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february 5th, 2014


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1970s-electronic
electro-acoustic-composition
machine-music
live-electronic
musique-concrète
guitar-themed

dais (usa) #dais 051 lp

coum transmissionshome aged & the 18 month hope” long playing record

  • interview with genesis p-orridge on arena radio humberside by jim hawkins for fanfare arts festival, january 6, 1973
  • doo dah (excerpt)
  • prescott & williams 1932 (excerpt)
  • coum transmissions presents edna & the great surfers

  • cement men / my granny goes grave digging
  • 18 month hope
  • home aged
  • genesis p-orridge talks with david mayor at 50 beck road
dais press release ::
dais051 coum transmissionshome aged & the 18 month hope lp

the most recent installment of the rare & unheard archival recordings from the transgressive 70 s performance art group coum transmissions. founded in late 1969 by genesis p-orridge, coum transmissions’s provocative performances mixed with visual art solidified the group as one of the most forward thinking breakthroughs within the 70 s conceptual art scene. only in the past couple years has coum’s recorded works seen the light of day. this release collects various selections spanning the years 1971 through 1975, including a rare live performance opening for hawkwind, lost radio interview, obtuse poetry readings by early member fizzey peat, piano & violin compositions by genesis p-orridge and insightful field recordings.

limited to 1,000 vinyl copies.

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dais (usa) #dais 044 lp

deviation socialtempus / deathwatch • from end to beginning vol. 2” long playing record

  • reality/imagination
  • machines convulse
  • understanding
  • fop (fuck off prick)
  • return to auschwitz

  • broken picture warnings pt.2
  • broken picture warnings pt.3
  • false view of death
dais press release ::
dais044
deviation social – tempus/deathwatch from end to beginning vol. 2 lp

one-man industrial outfit, deviation social left a scar on the face of the american 80 s experimental/noise scene that has mysteriously been left to legend and rumor. dais previously released the first authorized reissue of deviation social’s compilation tracks dating back from the early 80 s. here within, volume 2 compiles the two proper studio releases of deviation social’s checkered past. the destructive tempus purgatio part 7 single and 1982 album cassette workforce/deathwatch are finally collected and reissued as a single lp in a edition of 500 with zine booklet with writings and archival images from deviation social.

years before we started the dais label, a common musical bond had occurred to both of us in the form of deviation social. gibby had purchased the ominous tempus purgatio 7 single at the legendary in your ear records shop in massachusetts in 1996. later that decade, ryan had come across the same single lingering in the bins at rrrecords in lowell, ma. both agreed upon the fact that such an obscure purchase was justified by the provocative cover art featuring the seemingly dangerous individual with a switchblade decorated with vague, war-like imagery compounded with some of the most genre-defining industrial rhythms ever heard.

upon listening, the track 'machines convulse’ set fire to our ears with its sawtooth pulse and sharp, wasp-like dirge with what seemed to be the mysterious knife wielding artist threatening each listener with his vision of the gloomy world in which he lurked. this sealed the deal for us both to incorporate this unknown monster into our steady listening rotation. during the first conversation in which we started  dais, both of us acknowledged that one of the top priorities of the new label will be to find and reissue deviation social, investigate these recordings and justify his apparent disappearance  in 1986.

the next couple years were spent pawing through any contacts that were involved in the experimental music scene of the bay area / california in the early 1980 s. through the kind help of label friend and collaborator, genesis breyer p-orridge, we were put in contact with infamous anti-artist monte cazazza, whom was the only person we could identify in the “thank you” list inside the single 7 . the following year was spent juggling a surreal exchange of cryptic messages and floundering leads in which we hit every dead end imaginable. after losing hope that this mastermind would never be found (or was even still alive after countless stories of recklessness and scandal), we woke up months later to a short message that read: “…tonight i talked with my friend monte and he mentioned that you were interested in contacting me regarding my old project deviation social. what would you like to know? best wishes, art. ”  this was the beginning

the next five years lead to both of us becoming close friends with the man behind deviation social, a radically different individual who was ripping his way through the bay area of the early 80 s but still the creative force nowadays that we all admire. a lot of late night phone calls, record shopping and armenian food runs in los angeles made art/ds a regular fixture in our lives. in 2010, dais released the first proper reissue of his compilation works thus dragging out deviation social from the obscure shadows and into its proper place upon the mantle of early 80 s industrial pioneers. after a couple more years, dais couldn’t be more excited to finally reissue deviation social’s focal apex onto one single lp.

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nna tapes (usa) #nna 069 lp

guerilla tossgay disco” long playing record

  • trash bed
  • pink elephant
  • operate

  • sugar better
  • club kids
  • gay disco
nna tapes press release ::
nna069: guerilla toss gay disco lp

birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of boston, massachusetts, deranged rock outfit guerilla toss is nowadays considered to be a new england underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. the band has churned out numerous cassettes, records, and cds in the past two years on on labels such as feeding tube records, john zorn’s tzadik, sophomore lounge, and digitalis ltd. by touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, ‘gtoss’ has quickly garnered a cult following of loyal servants.

their newest record, gay disco, is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. however, in the midst of the chaos, it is clear that the compositions are well-crafted and spout from the minds of educated individuals while avoiding the common esoteric pitfalls that could be associated with their sound. kassie carlson’s ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a demented and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. peter negroponte’s full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, battling off fits of rage and panicking between four-on-the-floor dance beats and controlled, pounding trashcan thrash.

guitarists simon hanes and arian shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs ping-ponging between each other while keeping pace with dancey stabs of clanging string shrapnel. as messy as it sounds, hanes’ fuzzed and scuzzed bass jamming still retains heaps of thick, gooey funk in the purest sense, which perfectly compliments shafiee’s masterful axe work that manages to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock pepperings. that glue that binds is ian kovac’s synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album’s overall doped-up disco flavor. gtoss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor in a record that captures the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest recording to date.

mastered and cut by lupo at calyx mastering in berlin, germany.

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nna tapes (usa) #nna 068 lp

wanda groupa slab about being held captive” long playing record

  • how to learn to concentrate

  • no mouth or transparency and variable curvature
december 2013 release ; ... an extremely minimal, conceptual, musique concrète piece by louiswanda group johnstone that runs far closer to a kye / sedimental aesthetic than the kind(s) of morp’d uk dance thuggery into which he’s often lumped ...
nna tapes press release ::
nna068: wanda group a slab about being held captive lp

washed up on the shores of brighton uk, we find a slab about being held captive laying there quietly in the sand. this soaking enigma is the latest creation of louis johnstone, following up an influx of recent vinyl on opal tapes, notown, where to now?, and svetlana industries. since their debut release bass urine” on nna in 2011, wanda and the girls have matured to a new point of refinement, sinking deeper into the careful organization of disconcerting sounds. “a slab” truly is a seasick collage, with a pervading aqueous essence flowing throughout the two side-long pieces, carrying along with it fragments of field and domestic recordings and sample clutter. syrupy waves of sound meld into one another with cinematic pacing, forming a gelatinous backdrop for hard cut interjections of concréte style sample manipulation, lending themselves to an air of confusing tension. as the liquid bath abruptly turns to slate, a group of gulls squawk at a bubble filled with muffled porno moans as they glide by. body sounds and animal conversations are drowned out by the mechanical purrs of an industrial assembly line, sputtering and choking their last breaths as they struggle to stay afloat. maddening tones seem to permeate from within, sizzling their way through the stereo field like two magnets dancing, drilling through the headspace. this hypnotic phenomena forces the mind inward, reducing it to a skull full of opiate brain mush and half-cooked soggy memories. these collections of moments may fall shamelessly into near-nothingness at any given time, eventually refilling themselves with sound in a cyclical rising and falling, perhaps acting as an abstract reflection on mental states of indifference,  alienation, or just general life terror and bleakness. wanda’s ability to maintain compositional fluidity throughout such a dynamic range of materials is reinforced by an original sense of movement and pacing, and the ability to form a creative symbiosis between cold sterility and organic warmth. although ultimately, it’s probably best left to the artist’s own words:

wanda group is or could be or wants to be a group
it is not
i should be but i am afraid it never became one
either due to a lack of friendship, kindness or pounding human regret ?
who knows ?
wanda group tries to make earth music
this could be inside or above or right on the land
i think that you should look at concrete or mountains to try and move yourself
art galleries work but sometimes i think people need to look at the stuff that is ground or shoved right into the earth or has become the earth
all is one sort of thing etc
wanda group does try to love in a massive way
it is all very serious at points and sometimes i needs to be
wanda group really should not be allowed to fucking speak or type (maybe only exist in a statue  ?)


mastered and cut by lupo at calyx mastering in berlin, germany.

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nna tapes (usa) #nna 067 cs

great valleylizards of camelot” c40 cassette

  • knights of the spiral table
  • lakey lady
  • my land
  • star-flash equality
  • purple face in midnight's free
  • ride across the moat love
  • green angels arrive

  • here comes my queen
  • chamelean's lament
  • semi-precious rock
  • sand angell
  • wan over water
  • lion is sleeping
  • court me
  • outerspace garden
nna tapes press release ::
nna067: great valley lizards of camelot c40

nestled in the lush greenery of southern vermont on the banks of the connecticut river, lies the bizarre haven of brattleboro, home to the chivalrous rock and roll duo great valley. comprised of peter nichols and jo miller-gamble, great valley have been kind enough to bestow their latest opus, lizards of camelot, to their northern neighbors up here at nna. “lizards” manages to cross over from a mere concept album into what we would call more of a journey album, by creating a vivid tale of a reptilian-led escapade through lands unknown. peter and jo weave this folklore with the classical palette of guitar, drums, vocals and keyboard, resulting in a warbly, technicolor flavor of rock that stands alone in terms of sonics and atmosphere. tastefully twangy guitar lines flutter out over fat organ bass lines and ultra locked-in drum beats, with a unique concoction of bombastic drum triggers and synthesizer filigree bringing it all together. at times resembling the cure playing a heated game of d&d, “lizards” mixes up all the tastiest facets of rock into a cohesive whole, with elements of new wave, progressive rock, surf guitar shred, and classic sixties psychedelia all thrown into the mix. peter’s slithery, love-soaked crooning narrates the adventure, like a bard’s song unfolding over a technical assemblage of rock-blocks. the strong, groove-laden songwriting is reinforced with warped, nitrous balloney interludes melting throughout, with plenty of digital flutes, chimes, and keyboard solos accentuating the odyssey. while hard to categorize, lizards of camelot is soaked through with the unmistakable “brattleboro sound, fitting in nicely alongside like-minded freaky friends such as blanche blanche blanche, happy jawbone family band, chris weisman, flaming dragons of middle earth, big french and so on, many of whom have lent loving contributions to these recordings. although diy at heart, “lizards” has all the makings of a well-conceived and executed proper album, assembled at home by pouring imagination into an 8-track, like a punk mentality shining through a brian wilson-esque lens to create the ultimate bedroom fantasy.

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nna tapes (usa) #nna 066 lp

hubbleeagle” long playing record

  • a star or two beside

  • a long way from home
  • hubble eagle
nna tapes press release ::
nna066: hubble hubble eagle lp

nna is thrilled to bring you hubble eagle, the latest full-length from ben greenberg’s hubble project. having cut his teeth in numerous bands such as pygmy shrews, zs, and most recently with the men, greenberg has been fostering and cultivating his own unique reexamination of the the guitar as an instrument, resulting in a minimalist and truly psychedelic whirlwind of notes, first displayed on his debut release hubble linger” on nna in 2011. since then, the hubble sound has matured and expanded, taking in new ideas and influences while still retaining the rock and roll hypnotism of it’s “one man and his guitar rawness.

on hubble eagle we hear greenberg launching his guitar mantra even further into uncharted territory. opening with the side-long “a star or two beside”, hubble trades in his trusted electric and opts for acoustic guitar, which when subjected to greenberg’s turbulent tapping chops, yields incredible and unexpected sonic results. complex percussive patterns begin to emerge, creating a raw rhythmic backbone for a constantly shifting vortex of overtones and harmonic weavings. these dulcimer-like pluckings ping-pong back and forth across a vast stereo field, creating a whirlwind effect that sweeps over the listener like river rapids; bubbling, rushing, chaotic, and endlessly flowing. after some immersion, the barrage of notes can start to feel automated or even electronic, until brief pauses and subtle flourishes break the hypnotic spell, reminding the listener of the human nature of this music.

side b opens with the breaking of more new ground on the track “a long way from home” originally by the kinks, hubble’s first cover song. inspired by greenberg’s rigorous touring schedule on the open road, hubble meditates on the feelings of isolation and melancholy set forth in the original song. by deconstructing the riffs and rebuilding them in the hubble framework, the track turns into an electro-acoustic hybrid that is entirely new in sound, employing alternate tunings and adding vocals for the first time in the project’s history. the result opens new harmonic gateways for the notes to flow through a psych-rock atmosphere. closing off with the title track hubble eagle, hubble is in it’s truest form with a powerful electric guitar exercise.

the playing is mechanical in its relentless repetition, creating guitar fractals that seem to crystallize around themselves like the formation of a galaxy. rock riffs are contemplated, exposed, and ripped to shreds by greenberg’s signature three-finger tapping technique, drawing upon raw bluesy or even gritty americana-like tonality. the sound becomes so full-spectrum that it creates audio hallucinations, causing one to hear perhaps organ, voice, or synth… before breaking back into the reality that it is has been the sound of solo guitar all along. greenberg successfully reminds us of the importance of hand-played music and the human touch in a time when electronics and circuitry along seem to prevail. enhanced by the record’s flow from acoustic into electric sound, the result of hubble eagle is a truly unique modern guitar album.

mastered and cut by lupo at calyx mastering in berlin, germany.

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nna tapes (usa) #nna 065 lp

migrations in rusttwo shadows” long playing record

  • had we left / doors between
  • two shadows cast
  • canticle for melting gold
  • cradled under fern

  • behind my skin
  • you’re near
  • drawing down the moon
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nna065: migrations in rust two shadows lp

migrations in rust is jesse allen. as a member of the red light district collective in queens, ny (which has included some of the best in modern experimental musicians such as yellow tears, pharmakon, john mannion, diaphragm, dj dog dick and a slurry of other side projects, solo projects and collaborations), former member of the cathode terror secretion and current performer in cowards, in addition to producing and performing under the guise of several other solo projects (hollow seed, goldeater, etc), jesse has been actively pursuing many diverse avenues for his musical expression.

migrations in rust, whose original sonic intentions could have at one time been more easily categorized as ambient music, has slowly shifted towards the unrecognizable. migrations in rust has ascertained as jesse’s longest running solo endeavor and holds as his most personal, having transformed from merely a study of emotion and a practice of understanding emotions into something altogether more grand and wholly personal.

three years in the making, during which jesse relocated from new york city to the valley of western massachusetts, two shadows communicates the yolk of this transformation. the elements of interplay between turmoil and tranquility, and the means of composing organically” to achieve these results, have been filtered through new approaches in an attempt to reach closer to a finer understanding of grace, and towards more precisely using music and sound as a vessel of psychic emotional transmission.

throughout the record, orchestral landscapes blend with rustling concrete textures, settling in a purgatory between melancholy bleakness and slow-burning serenity. each second is densely packed with incredible detail and carefully-layered instrumentation, crafted with an expansive palette of acoustic, electronic, and naturally-occurring sound sources. amorphous melodic passages travel with well-paced fluidity from one idea to the next, producing a dream-like narrative.

at times placid and evocative, two shadows also has a tendency to teeter on the edge of powerful ferocity, sometimes brewing with crackling fury while tastefully maintaining the restraint not to explode into outright violence. this shifting temper is constructed with elements of noise, ambient, hip hop, musique concréte, and sci-fi r&b, all finding their place in the innovative tapestry that unfolds across two shadows. this album showcases the results of discipline, love, and persistence in one’s craft and nna is honored to finally share this work with the world.

mastered and cut by lupo at calyx mastering in berlin, germany.

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astral social clubdestiny snfu” c41 cassette

  • stargate for delirium
  • romeo challenger
  • silicaba
  • wet chemicals

  • rumbling kern
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nna064: astral social club destiny snfu c41

destiny snfu is a new collection of kaleidoscopic sound squalls from the colorful world of astral social club. asc is the guise of the uk’s neil campbell, who has long been an important contributor to the british experimental and noise worlds, active both as a solo artist and with a multitude of collaborators since the early 1990’s. on this cassette, campbell unleashes a flowing technicolor stream of guitars, drum machines, keyboards, and field recordings, all screaming forth in a dense mass of ecstatic noise. stuttering mechanics struggle to ward off fierce volleys of guitar feedback, while hard, pounding drum machines and obliterated casio rhythm presets form together like arrhythmic patterns on a savage mandala. although the beats create movement and propel the piece forward, they are not the focus here. the compositions are too chaotic and dense to be labeled as simply noise techno. amidst the pounding groove we find droning, transcendent layers of tone shining through, raining down in a harmonious shower. acid-soaked melodies seem omnipresent throughout the tape, though often masked and buried by textural madness. however after submitting to this chaos, one may find electronic bliss… the sky splinters open and you ascend upward toward the cosmic eye, although not without being seared by the rays of the sun as you pass through the threshold. campbell is able to create music that sizzles with electric energy, animating and pulsing a new life force into artificial circuitry. side b features contributions from phil todd of ashtray navigations.  

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ahnnubattered sphinx” c27 cassette

  • receiver
  • ne-ne
  • imaging
  • dlo
  • arena
  • gall

  • violator
  • kept
  • fishface
  • passer/7
  • material traces
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nna063: ahnnu battered sphinxc27

los angeles-based producer ahnnu takes us on a multi-fidelity excursion into the modern consciousness with his latest release battered sphinx. approaching the world of classic concréte sound work from a modern electronic music mentality, ahnnu is able to juxtapose a multitude of styles against each other, almost as if a musical anthropologist, creating a surreal dialog between musical and non-musical sounds. although traditional hip-hop and beat production ideas of sampling are utilized, they are no longer at the mercy of rhythm and percussion, but instead set free to meld with experimental digital synthesis in a new context altogether. a dusty vibraphone sample will collide head on with a wavering sawtooth digital synth, briefly conversing with each other before a hard cut segued by tiny shards of looney toon sound effects, ancient pan flutes, and the ghosts of jazz piano trios past. there is plenty of technological detritus left behind from the surgery, to the point where tape hiss and vinyl crackle act as a compositional element, dousing the tracks in a warm, aqueous psychedelia. the result is a listening experience akin to putting one’s music collection on shuffle, creating an incision in the laptop screen, and mixing the resulting liquid with a large cup of sprite. ahnnu displays a tremendous capacity for listening and comprehension of sound, and his delicate sense of pacing and balance creates an intimate glimpse into the growth of an artist through dedicated experimentation.  

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rel (usa) #rel 21 lp

asterthings that just happen” long playing record

  • s1
  • secrets and lies
  • s2
  • glorious morning

  • s3
  • stalactites
  • s4
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rel21
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'things that just happen'

limited 200 grm. vinyl lp out october 22nd

'things that just happen' is the 2nd full length release by the duo of ashley paul and eli keszler. a longstanding collaboration, this record incapsulates a merging of the off kilter, quiet and fragile song based work of ashley with the decisive and material based sound which can be seen in the duos live performances. the album begins with and is framed by a multi part suite of pieces based around bowed crotales and saxophone. simple in materials, with no electronic processing, the overtone and harmonics produced by the duo is both isolating, rich, alien and challenging. meanwhile, songs creep in throughout the record, featuring ashley and eli's guitar duos and responsive and dynamic saxophone and drum set accompanying ashley's singing. 'things that just happen' is a powerful take on the unusual complex of song based melody, and psycho acoustic experimentation.

released in a limited pressing on heavy 200 grm vinyl with insert and printed drawings.

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agents of chaos (usa) #aoc7044 cs

rm francisrecycled sleep” c34 cassette

  • recycled sleep (1)

  • recycled sleep (2)
september 2013 release ; ... intriguing suite of computer-synthesized blitz from rm francis, two side-length pieces of constantly shifting, timbrally mutating bleep ...
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now available from agents of chaos:

rm francis "recycled sleep" c34

edition of 100 copies

after a bit of a hiatus we're proud to announce a new cassette release from rm francis titled "recycled sleep". this release, inspired partly by stockhausen's moment form concept, showcases some of robert's most cutting-edge work to date.

the pieces herein are generated automatically in a probabilistic synth patch via max/msp. the recordings are then run through another wave shaping patch that used the amplitude & frequency information of the recorded sound to determine the playback speed, position, and direction. (thereby "recycling" them.) although the composition methods used were heavily process / systems-dependent, it's by no means generative music in any purist sense, owing to the fact that there is a significant amount of editing & multi-tracking that went into it. some of the raw source material was included as well, without being subjected to the wave shaping process. that said, the human touch is much lighter & less involved than in any of his previous work.

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violet poison (italy) #vpn 004 ep

violetshapedremixes • part 2” twelve inch single record

  • anesthesia (keith fullerton whitman remix)

  • cx310 (jk flesh reshape)
  • spectral nightdrive (grischa lichtenberger 0113_31_vsh_rmx_b)
violet poison press release ::
after releasing the violetshaped lp, violet poison returns with the second part of violetshaped's remixes, this time with reworks by experimental edged, industrial metal and noise glitch artists keith fullerton whitman, justin broadrick (under his jk flesh pseudonym), and grischa lichtenberger.

the a side is an upbuilding 13minute long recomposition by keith fullerton whitman, an american experimental electronic producer specialising in hybrid digital analogue modular synthesizers who has released on the excellent editions mego, pan and planet mu record labels. he takes the droney atmospheres of "anesthesia" to an irregular rhythmic noise reinterpretation with advanced panning and modular fx.

on the flip, the b1 remix is provided by the great songwriter, guitarist, drummer and producer justin broadrick, the man behind important projects such as godflesh, napalm death, techno animal, grey machine, and the jk flesh moniker which is used for this rework. the dark moods of "cx310" are transformed into a powerful gothic industrial masterpiece with influences taken from old school jungle and british dnb.

the final remix features a noisy and glitchy reinterpretation by the highly acclaimed raster noton artist grischa lichtenberger. "spectral nightdrive" gets stripped down and oriented to a more minimalist approach. precise and clockwise like a swiss watchmaker, the dry rhythms are enhanced by bleepy jingles that give a superb electroacoustic taste of modern electronic music firmly rooted in the past.

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da capo (denmark) #dacapo 8.224174/9 cd

gunner møller pedersenet lydår • a sound year” sextuple compact disc set

  • january (30:12)
  • february (30:04)

  • march (30:10)
  • april (29:59)

  • may (30:10)
  • june (30:00)

  • july (30:12)
  • august (30:03)

  • september (30:11)
  • october (30:09)

  • november (30:16)
  • december (30:04)
2001 release ; ... discovered a few copies of this cd reissue whilst ‘digging in the crates’ (so to speak) - the original 1982 6lp edition is possibly the single most important artifact of “classic” danish electronic music, and as such it fetches some pretty scary prices on the collector’s circuit (i think the psychedelic pig had one @ wfmu for $300 or so, was offered another in købnhavn @ the circle record shop but didn’t even begin to haggle with the guy as i “didn’t want to go there”... did end up with a fantastic bent lorentzen lp though) ...

anyways, here is said set on cd, short-lived da capo pressing in a sextuple-cd fat-box with fold-out trays. musically, these pieces hover around a half hour in length each, concerning themselve with drone-powers of mystical consequence. a towering epic of electronic sound and you almost don’t even deserve it ...
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recorded at octopus studio, copenhagen, 1977-1982. re-mixed at diem, århus, 1997-1999 in dolby pro logic surround sound. recording producer: gunner møller pedersen. sound engineer: claus pedersen. english translation: james manley. vignettes and poems: gunner møller pedersen. cover picture: jan kofod winther. this cd has been made in cooperation with diem.

for thirty years gunner møller pedersen (b. 1946) has worked determindely and uncompromised to realize a vision of spatial music. this vision prompted him to work with electronics at a time when they were neither fashionable nor wasy to work with, and he became one of denmark’s few pioneers in this field. a sound year music be regarded not only as gunner møller pedersen’s masterpiece, but also as a cornerstone of danish eletroacustic (sic) music.


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michael nyvang / birgitte alstedplanetarium music • elektroacoustic music from diem ii” compact disc

  • michael nyvang - music for virtual orchestra (40:00) 1995

    collage i: travelling heavenward (11:51)
    collage ii: surreal cantata (9:53)
    collage iii: concrete animation (13:07)
    collage iv: corona (5:09)

  • birgitte alsted - sorsgang ii (lament ii) (21:14) 1995
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these two computer music works by danish composers birgitte alsted and michael nyvang were commissioned and realized at diem, denmark's national computer music center, and premiered at the steno planetarium in århus.

originally presented in quadrophonic sound with original images projected on the planetarium dome, both works have been remixed especially for this cd, offering two diverse and fascinating journeys into the realm of sound.

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nihilist (usa) #nihil 79 lp

auk theater / pod blotzsplit” long playing record

  • pod blotz - riddles (3:29)
  • pod blotz - driving at dawn (4:23)
  • pod blotz - spinning magma (4:12)
  • pod blotz - names falling from stars (2:30)
  • pod blotz - melt into the same (4:52)

  • auk theater - ten phases of fallen (22:10)
july 2013 release ; ... excellent split lp featuring two contemporary underground dwellers in their prime(s) ; suzypod blotzpoling (whose side-length suite here is all cracked electronics, bent rhythms, and distant, demonically-possessed vocals that imply a this heat / ruth white collab) & ireneauk theatermoon (presenting an almost robert ashley-esque text-sound spiel w/ hair police’s trevor tremaine) ...
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nihil 79
auk theater / pod blotz split lp

release date july 9, 2013

auk theater features irene moon, a professional entomologist whose work has revolved around the insect world and blending this with her version of performance and electronics. here, joined by trevor tremaine (hair police) and others, creating a structured piece utilizing voice, various acoustic instrumentation & synthesizer.

pod blotz (aka suzy poling) a professional photographer (los angeles ca) who is recently garnering more recognition with her visual art and experimental video as of late. this, her latest work, investigates electronic vocal processing, moog organ, drum machines & modular synthesizers, creating eerie and haunting compositions, with a driving force.

offset printed jackets, ed 300 black vinyl

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eli keszlerneum” book

july 2013 release ; ... essentially the “catalogue” of the “neum installation currently set up in london, showcasing eli’s design-work from the past few years, nicely printed into a small book that includes several “inserts(cleverly housed between blank pages ; a re-sealable mylar pouch prevents entropy in transit) ...
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eli keszler - neum - rel22
edition of 100

neum is a book of drawings, prints and diagrams by eli keszler made in conjunction with the presentation of the neum installation at the south london gallery – a large scale piece, occupying a 150 wide by 50 foot tall space made up of 16 overlapped and splayed piano wire, activated by a mechanical system which is featured as part of the group show 'at the moment of being heard'.

the book consists of over 65 drawings, sketches and diagrams of various sizes dimensions and medias as well as 3 silk screened inserts. neum is printed in a limited hand numbered edition of 100 copies.

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further (usa) #fur 055 lp

decimusdecimus 10” long playing record

  • untitled a

  • untitled b
june 2013 release ; ... after ten (10 !!!!! !!!!!) albums, pat murano’s decimus project is hitting its stride, heard here across two side-length a-synchronous acid bangers the progression from those first few spray-painted noise-improv issues to the (relatively) hi-fi, multi-layered productions here is palpable and impressive ...
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decimus 10
by decimus

lp record
mastered and lacquer cut @ dubplates & mastering, berlin.
2-step plated @ mastercraft metal finishing, nj.
pressed @ bill smith custom records, ca.
diy screen printed jacket.

no-neck blues band member pat murano’s work as decimus has been a prodigious endeavor to dissolve the ego and conventional notions of form from the creation of music. his latest effort for further records, decimus 10, continues murano’s rigorous yet freewheeling cavalcade of bizarre sound events that baffle and beguile in equal measure.

the 21-minute a-side is a fungal, fractured, dream-fever soundtrack that makes the italian horror-flick scores of goblin sound like danny elfman hackwork. seemingly recorded in the same infernal warehouse in which some of the stranger smegma opuses were laid down, this piece leaves flaming shards of audio surrealism caroming around your uncomprehending brain.

the 20-minute flipside begins like a minimal techno banger being smothered in its motherboard. soon it morphs into a subtly horrifying hologram of ruptured ambience that will get demdike stare fans’ knees a-tremblin’. in decimus’ transformative hands, gothic music comes off as something far more disturbing than its usual cartoonish pantomime. the track trundles to the finish line almost how it began, but with more striated squeals of unknown origin. you may want to sterilize your headphones after listening to it, because music this disturbing leaves enduring residue.

shapeshifting enigmatically with twisted inspiration, decimus 10 radiates a nether-zonely beauty.


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released 24 june 2013
fur055
music by pat murano
mastered by helmut erler

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