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  • Wandering mystic Jackson Bailey aka Tapes returns to Good Morning Tapes on a vinyl edition of his ’Silence Please’ suite, as found on a rare cassette edition in 2018 After ticking off musical trips to Japan, the Caribbean, and Nebraska, we return to Tapes’ Indian sojourn for a hypnotic reminder of his omnivorous tastes,...
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    DK’s adroit aerobic mystic suite, ’The Ancient Kingdom’ is inscribed to vinyl for the first time following its now sought-after tape release during the ill-feted summer of 2020 South East Asian-inspired beatdown, rude steppers, and dancehall-adjacent psychedelia that’s recommended listening if you’re into Shackleton, DJ...
  • Over a decade after its inception, ground-breaking composer Max Richter announces the release of VOICES – a major new recording project inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights In a time of dramatic global change, VOICES offers a musical message of hope Max Richter invited people around the world to be part of the...
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    William Basinski’s reputation as the foremost producer of profound meditations on death and decay has long been established, but on his new album, Lamentations, he transforms operatic tragedy into abyssal beauty More than any other work since The Disintegration Loops, there is an ominous grief throughout the album, and that...
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    Compilation of our favorite Arvo Pärt pieces All sparse and beautiful arrangements Some solo piano pieces, some duets with piano, violin cello and viola and one string quartet The pieces on this record are all unique to the style of Arvo Pärt - deceptively simple compositions that force you to live in the moment you are...
  • The inaugural LP by by Tokyo Metropolis electronica entity UNKNOWN ME, Bishintai, is a sublime synthetic suite of cosmic wellness transmissions exploring “the unknown beauty of your mind and body,” appropriately named for a kanji compound meaning “beauty, mind, body” Crafted with software, synthesizer, steel drum, rhythm...
  • Geir Jenssen aka Biosphere yields the results of a field recording project on a Dutch farm, commissioned by Incubate festival Imperceptibly melded with Biosphere’s signature synthetic palette, the field recordings are effectively reanimated as dreamlike sequences, variously incorporating the sounds of a distant helicopter...
  • Long-time Astral Industries associate Wolfgang Voigt returns to the London label with his next album, Rückverzaberung Exhibition The Exhibition reimagines the concept with renewed purpose, opening the gates to deliver an arresting 60-minute journey into the underworld Dense soundscapes mutate with alchemic fluidity, unravelling...
  • Over the past several years, the recorded output of Carl Stone has been turned on its head In previous decades, Stone perennially toured new work but kept a harboring gulf of time between the live performances and their recorded release This not only reflected the careful consideration of the pieces and technical innovations that...
  • For a year, in 2015, Matthew Sage (aka M Sage) cataloged near-daily recordings made with a very narrow creative constraint; electric guitar and a few pedals, all recorded and mixed directly to cassette 4-track Eschewing the often complex studio gadgetry and computer editing that he relies on for his primary project, Free Dust...
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    Ludvig Cimbrelius is an artist of many expressions Whilst all are deeply rooted in a spiritual and ethereal sound, his most majestic output has arguably come to life through the Illuvia alias After capping off a debut, self-titled album in 2017 with an atmospheric Drum and Bass track, it quickly sparked a two-year conversation...
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    One Million Eyes was born out of a need to start again As the duo previously known as Tempelhof (where they worked alongside musicians such as Gigi Masin) Luciano Ermondi and Paolo Mazzacani experienced a pivotal and personal moment in their lives which inspired a reset in their approach and the need for a new musical outlet It...
  • Being Below is a mini-album of short songs created with digital and analogue instruments, recorded in 2020 Written with a structure that reflects shifting states, overlooking the past and future as a split pathway with the present endlessly fluctuating between The pangs of rumination An exercise in loop-less writing Mastered by...
  • Tobias Karlehag is a multi-instrumentalist and sound artist from Gothenburg, Sweden With his solo project he creates spacious ambient and drone music through algorithmic compositions and improvisation In his debut album 'Process' he shapes a still and meditative state with modular synths, electric guitar and various electronics...
  • Past Inside The Present is pleased to announce Repetition Hymns, a double album from the enigmatic Black Swan Comprised of 19 vignettes, the relatively short tracks impart a strong forward momentum despite the 80-minute runtime Repetition Hymns is thus particularly well-suited to the temporal distortion of quarantine, in which...
  • When a synth master like Steve Moore joins forces with the legendary KPM, magic must materialize And so it does with Analog Sensitivity: cinematic, enigmatic synth scapes to both haunt and heal New York-based multi-instrumentalist/producer/film composer Steve Moore is probably best known for his synthesizer and bass guitar work as...
  • Wound Without A Tear is a compilation of “Australian” Ambient and Experimental Music; an area so often overlooked and misunderstood because it does not easily fall into historical context However, the fifteen years (1993-2008) the collection cites–a period of early 90s post-rave ethereality defined by pleasure-centred spaces...
  • Luca Yupanqui was not yet born when she recorded her debut album The music on the aptly titled Sounds of the Unborn is the expression of life in its cosmic state — pre-mind, pre-speculation, pre-influence, and pre-human It is the first album created by a person while they were still inside the womb, the...
  • THIS IS A PREORDER ONLY We are expecting to have this in shop towards the end of May and will only be getting a limited amount A boxset compiling the series of inter-related releases that Late Music put out in 2020 - the double album Cantus, Descant, the two disc live set Figures In Open Air, and Laurus, an extended EP of...
  • Orginially released on Sub Rosa in 2000, in between the band's 'Per Aspera Ad Astra' and 'The Tired Sounds of' albums, this classic Stars of the Lid release has been out of print for years Now available again courtesy of kranky (coinciding nicely with the release of Stars of the Lid member Adam Wiltzie's sublime debut album under...
  • Another commanding performance from Brian Mcbride and Adam Wiltzie, the opening "Central Texas" setting the tone with the distant sound of fading breath, slow paced, barely audible, full of life When it comes to genre-defining releases, even releases that define a band's career, few sum up ambient music, and the work of Stars...
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    Artificial Dance chronicles K Leimer's complete collaborative venture as Savant and explores the unpredictable alchemy of music made in chance environments For fans of Brian Eno & David Byrne's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Artificial Dance is a revelatory document of tape spliced funk, fourth-world foraging, and...
  • A Period of Review (Original Recordings: 1975 - 1983) unearths unheard portions of K Leimer’s vast archives and highlights the work of a self-taught visionary whose use of generative compositions ferried his music to infinite resonance With its hypnotic, arcadian terraces and nearly narcotic glacial beauty,A Period of Review has...
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    Synthesist is the debut album by Harald Grosskopf, the enigmatic percussionist behind Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze, and Cosmic Jokers Originally released by Sky Records in 1980, RVNG Intl celebrates the 30th year anniversary with this newly mastered and packaged reissue Berlin, Germany, summer of 1979, Harald Grosskopf, then 30...
  • Kimberlin is an experimental film based on the discovery of an underground cinema cavern on Portland, an island connected to England’s mainland by a long pebble causeway known as the Chesil Beach Dubbed the Isle of Slingers by author Thomas Hardy, due to the legendary ability of Portlanders to deter encroaching enemies with the...
  • Inspired by the infinitely numbered harmonies transmitted by Vista, a benevolent being from a distant dimension, Iasos broke ground for a new age of electronic sound manipulation His was pioneering work—done from a bohemian boat-slip home office—on some of the first commercially available synthesizers and, on stage, into the...
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    Melody As Truth is proud to announce “Melodies In The Sand”, a collection of works from Czech artists Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi The husband-and-wife duo began working together in the mid 80’s as part of experimental ensemble Capella Antiqua e Moderna, a unique association of musicians whose repertoire spanned various...
  • Dam-Funk swings back to his Garrett alias for a smoking 2nd ‘Private Life’ session on Music From Memory after the project debuted in 2017 Vibes for eons on this one, hustling pure dusky hues from his synths and coaxing some of his smoothest drum machine patterns across seven tracks of gilded deep soul bliss Listen up for...
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    "Garrett came from the inside of his own mind, from within a home recording studio somewhere on planet Earth The Private Life of creative awareness and the music captured here is the visceral offering to all outside Every one of us has a Private Life This is...
  • Originally released as a digital only download on Bandcamp in March 2020 to raise funds for New York City Food Bank at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, On Hold is a series of 10 pieces derived entirely from call waiting music Recorded through the phone and manipulated to achieve a wider enveloping soundscape to both ease and...
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    Following “La Contra Ola” (BJR015), Bongo Joe is pleased to present LA OLA INTERIOR, a compilation exploring the ambient side of the Spanish electronic music produced in the 80’s It gathers musicians from various horizons and of many generations, who shared the desire to create an immersive soundscape and to combine...
  • Takk is a warmer, more orchestral take on the band's defining sound, and easily their most instantly accessible record to date (shockingly, over a third of the album's songs clock in at under five minutes each) The cheerless drones of ( ) are replaced by more bass, drums, piano, horns, and samples, strings are more prominent...
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    Sigur Rós is commemorating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, 1999’s sublime Ágætis byrjun (A Good Beginning), with a massive reissue Demos, early song versions and live recordings comprise six sides of the vinyl box set The band dove into its personal archive for the source material, surfacing long-ago...
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    When is dance music not really dance music, but still makes you want to shake everything your were given at birth PLO Man and C3D E provide a perfect example with 'Public Static V (Part 1-5)', the opening track here While never committing to labels, the track moves through a number of different arrangements, peaking with a sense...
  • The second solo album from Krautrock legend Michael Rother (Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Neu!), originally released in 1978 Featuring Jaki Liebezeit of Can on drums and produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Ash Ra Tempel, Brian Eno, Devo), Sterntaler is wildly ahead of its time Rother himself handles duties on guitar, syth, piano, bass...
  • Reissue of Katzenmusik,  the third studio album by the German solo artist Michael Rother It was released in 1979 and includes the single "Katzenmusik 9" b/w "Katzenmusik 2" "The album was recorded between March and July 1979 in Germany at Rother's own studio in Forst and Conny's Studio Receiving positive reviews the album was...
  • Reissue of Fernwärme, the fourth studio album by the German solo artist Michael Rother It was released in 1982 and includes the singles "Silberstreif" b/w "Erlkönig" and "Hohe Luft" b/w "Fortuna" "The album was recorded in 1981 in Germany at Rother's own studio Flammende Herzen Studio in Forst Receiving positive reviews the...
  • Galdre Visions is a Leaving Records supergroup comprised of Olive Ardizoni (Green-House); South Asian-American sitarist, vocalist, and composer/producer Ami Dang; Diva Dompé (Yialmelic Frequencies, Diva & The Pearly Gates); and harpist/composer Nailah Hunter These four artists were drawn together during 2020’s pandemic to...
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    Crucial early work from the Japanese master of digital minimalism - like Thomas Köner or Lustmord, but with more bass Ryoji Ikeda needs no introduction here - the Japanese composer and A/V originator has been impressing the world with his game-changing hi-frequency rhythmic loops and stark monochromatic visuals since the mid...
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    Berlin-based pianist Nils Frahm is already a firebrand in the modern classical world As announced by Drowned In Sound, he finally returns on October 10th 2011 with the successor to his highly acclaimed solo piano works 'Wintermusik' and 'The Bells' Nils Frahm invites you to put on your headphones and dive into a world of...
  • Piano Day is an official body created in 2015 by Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm and his closest friends to house various exciting, piano-related projects for everyone to participate in The first project revealed by the Piano Day team in 2015 was the building of what will be the world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450,...
  • Nils Frahm, born on September 20th 1982, had an early introduction to music During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary...
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    Spaces is an ode to the joy of live performance It expresses Frahm’s love for experimentation and answers the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they have witnessed during his concerts Breaking the convention of a traditional live album, Spaces was recorded over the course of two years in different...
  • Following the release of Encores 1 on June 1st, Nils Frahm releases of Encores 2, the second in a series of EPs following the release of the universally acclaimed album, All Melody, released in January of this year While Encores 1 focused on an acoustic pallet of sounds with just a solo piano and harmonium, Encores 2 explores a...
  • For the past two years, Nils Frahm has been building a brand new studio and making music at Funkhaus in Berlin Out of that time came not only his 7th album, the universally acclaimed All Melody, but a huge amount of additional material, of which Encores 1 is the first offering With only twelve...
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    For the past two years, Nils Frahm has been building a brand new studio in Berlin to make his 7th studio album titled All Melody, which will be released on January 26th, 2018 via Erased Tapes, before Nils embarks on his first world tour since 2015 Since the day Nils first encountered the impressive studio of a family friend,...
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    Haunting Lithuanian folk songs and choral works from Merope, latest lambs to the Stroom flock shepherded by Ziggy Devriendt aka Nosedrip, a big big tip to fans of Kara-Lis Coverdale Immediately calling to mind strains of the Fonal label circa the mid ‘00s (Islaja, Paavoharju, et al), and likewise lilting, worldly traces of...
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    A new age album that draws as much from ethno-groove, Chicago house, and G-funk, as it does from primitive percussion and ’80s library music Relaxing, gentle, and warm, the 10-song ambient suite was made for a multidisciplinary modern dance performance described as “Neo-Paganism, Pop Divas, YouTube, Yoga, and Death Metal side...
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