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Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E [Used Item]

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $6.00    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Midnight Only (RJ Myato / Jabe Ledoux): Midnight Only
Midnight Only (RJ Myato / Jabe Ledoux):
Midnight Only

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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An album of dense electronics, drums and gongs from Vermont drummer and experimenter Jabe Ledoux, aka Jo Bled, and Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, co-founder of NNN Coalition and curator of Enforced Existence label, in three works from assertive jumbles of sound, to buzzy drones with muted percussion and ending with an ocean of blurred and swooping harmonics.

Chefkirk: Giant Size
Chefkirk:
Giant Size

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Eight distinctive works for electronics and sound from the alter ego of Roger H. Smith, using noise, percussive elements and unusual synthetics, layered around static and arpeggiated rhythms and punctuated with strange asides, the works run from 3:14 to 18:37 and were developed over a year and half; an excellent introduction to the sonic diversity Chefkirk revels in.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $11.95    




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Music for a solo dance piece performed by Roshanak Morrowatian and composed by Netherland electronic artist Rutger Zuydervelt, the subject of the dance reflecting on the experience of young asylum seekers forced from their native countries to grow up somewhere unfamiliar, the music in seven parts weaving fragments of Iranian popular music into Zuydervelt's abstract electronics.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim <i>[Used Item]</i>
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim [Used Item]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $11.00    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

Directives: Glimmer
Directives:
Glimmer

(Aubjects -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A series of instrumental compositions from D. Petri (Dog Hallucination), structured as songs of a rhythmic nature using synths, samples, field recordings and effects, eight embraceable and upbeat work with layers of detail, influenced by Petri's love of explorative electronic music including YMO or Tom Ellard, or labels like Mille Plateau and Raster.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

CHANGES TO blind: Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration
CHANGES TO blind:
Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration

(Squidco Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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The eighth album from the long-running CHANGES TO blind project of Phil Zampino, eight works drawing on compositions & improvisations, acoustic & synthetic instruments, field recordings & samples, with guests Levi Erik providing field recordings & voice and Wilmington, NC's 910 Noise Members of Carl Kruger, subterrene, John Bishop, Authorless and Ryan Lewis.

R/S (Rehberg / Schmickler): One (Snow Mud Rain) <i>[Used Item]</i>
R/S (Rehberg / Schmickler):
One (Snow Mud Rain) [Used Item]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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Mego founder and electronic artist Peter Rehberg met with Schmickler (Kontakta) in 2007 for two days of explosive, dense recording with a remarkable clarity.

Wilson, Kelsey: A Workmanlike Approach [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Wilson, Kelsey:
A Workmanlike Approach [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Two distinctive works of sounds and noise from Atlanta sound artist and drummer Kelsey Wilson composing extended works using field recordings collected between 2020-2022, volume/feedback and synthesizers; first a howling and heavy journey in "Bootstrap Story"; then a rich and ringing birthday party for Nick Cave that ends with haunting bells and running water.

+DOG+ / Bastard Noise : Desecration Tales [VINYL]
+DOG+ / Bastard Noise :
Desecration Tales [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Two long-standing experimental sound projects join together as Legendary Bastard Noise, aka Eric Wood and +DOG+, aka Steve Davis, combine for two extended and well-paced works of dark sonics and electronics, the first piece "Misery Milestone" a haunting and desolate soundscape with disruptive punctuation; the 2nd "Beneficiary: Earth" adds agonizing voice to a work of global arpeggiation and destruction.

Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne: Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne [7'' VINYL]
Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne:
Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne [7'' VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A split 7" vinyl between UK collage artist Ade Rowe, also known as Awkward Geisha, in a country & western song of improvised guitar & sax titled "Psycho"; and somewhat appropriately backed with a quartet of guitar, harmonica, mandolin & trumpet from avant country eccentric Eugene Chadbourne, poking fun through a song titled "Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother".

Elka Bong: Elektro Locution [VINYL]
Elka Bong:
Elektro Locution [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Elka Bong is the experimental sound art duo of Al Margolis and Walter Wright, here joined by guests Andrea Pensado on voice and electronics and Steve Davis on electronics, Margolis performing on synth, electric guitar & objects, and Weiss on Board Weevil and drum kit, in a mix of improvisation, extended technique, cacophony and indeterminacy.

L'eclipse Nue: Degradation Bliss [VINYL]
L'eclipse Nue:
Degradation Bliss [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Daniel Sine, aka L'eclipse Nue, in his third releases on Love Earth Music and his first on vinyl, the title evoking the sense of joyful noise and ritual aspects to his work through eight pieces of divergent sonic experiments, recalling the work he participated in Japan through bands with Le Chien Nu and SHROUD OF VAPOUR.

Jupitter-Larsen, GX: Ross Distracted [VINYL]
Jupitter-Larsen, GX:
Ross Distracted [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Each side of this LP from The Haters mastermind GX Jupitter-Larsen is a minimalistic noise work in the style of The Haters, built from loops and extraneous sounds, obscure and curious and each side ending with a giggle; you either need more of this kind of sonic opaqueness, or perhaps you too are a Hater.

T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen: Personality Chrysler
T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen:
Personality Chrysler

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A duo recorded in Tokyo in 2019 as a live performance, and through remote collaboration on the internet, between NY sound artist Victoria Shen, who focuses her work on extreme textures and gestural tones, using "chaotic sound" to oppose signal and information to elude traditionally embedded meaning, and Japanese noisician Toshiji Mikawa of Hijokaidan & Incapacitants fame.

Juice Machine: Broken And Dilapidated
Juice Machine:
Broken And Dilapidated

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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An apt description for the layers of sonic decay and deteriorated sounds, loops and errata that underpin each of the five tracks on this elusively restrained noise album, Juice Machine, aka Roger H. Smith (Chefkirk) and Heather Chessman, use mangled field recordings and concrete elements of blurred looping structures and aberrant interjection, each unique work a fascinating curiosity.

+DOG+: To Share Forever With You
+DOG+:
To Share Forever With You

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Love Earth Music label leader and sound artist Steve Davis' +DOG+ project is joined by a cast of noise and sound artists--Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin--for a mix of rich sonic assaults, collage constructions and possibly some live captures, in an interesting and well-produced collection of diverse approaches to sound.

Extra: Spiral/Athletics
Extra:
Spiral/Athletics

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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The third album from the collaboration of sound artists Howard Seltzer, who typically works with consumer grade tape players, and Brian Grainger, head of the Milieu Music mailorder label, in an extended work of textural cassette sound, field recordings, drone music and modular synthesis, a journey through rich and well-controlled sound.

+DOG+: The Family Music Book Vol. 4 [2 CDs]
+DOG+:
The Family Music Book Vol. 4 [2 CDs]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Two CDs presenting a series of recordings captured live in venues throughout northeast America between 2021 and 2023, led by +DOG+ sound artist Steve Davis with Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin, at venues and festivals including Sonorium at SATV, Buddyfest, Milwaukee's Jazz Gallery Center, &c. &c.

Modelbau: Inlets
Modelbau:
Inlets

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A journey through drone, abstract sound and concrete elements from Netherlands sound artists and writer Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly), mixed from recordings sessions in 2022 and sourced from small electronics, shortwave radio, aqueous recordings, iPad synths, Walkman and "whatever else", the work suggesting 11 movements through various textures and sonic environments.

Gintas K: Sound & Spaces #2
Gintas K:
Sound & Spaces #2

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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With albums on Creative Sources, Bolt and esc.rec., &c., Lithuanian sound artist working in the digital electronic realm Gintas K. releases a solo album of nine compositions for computer, midi keyboard & controller, using glitch, oddly punctuated rhythmic elements and alien sound sources for an oddly compelling album of slippery electronics and strange sonic environments.

L'eclipse Nue: Faces From Dreams
L'eclipse Nue:
Faces From Dreams

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Eight illusory and ethereal sound and noise works from Daniel Sine, aka Le Chien Nu, from beautiful sonic environments to raspy nightmares, putting special emphasis on the latter, with enough diversity between each work to make a complete REM cycle of unsettling sleep offset by moments of beauty.

Ego Death / Astro: Crossing The Line Between Life And Death
Ego Death / Astro:
Crossing The Line Between Life And Death

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A split release between two noise artists from opposite sides of the planet: first Greek sound artist Manos Michaelides, aka Ego Death, in a brutal assault of abrasive sound recorded over a decade; then an amalgamation of a live recording from Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C.) performing at IAF shop in Fukuoka, Japan and in the studio at Koenji-Minami Studio, in Tokyo, Japan.

Merzbow: Cafe OTO [2 CDs]
Merzbow:
Cafe OTO [2 CDs]

(Cold Spring Records -- UK )


Price: $22.95    




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A live and extended performance of brutal but shifting sonic assault performed before an appreciative audience at London's Cafe OTO in 2016, a solo performance from Japanese noise legend Masami Akita, AKA Merzbow, each of the 2 CDs in this set more than 50 minutes of tightly controlled electronic mayhem from the unremitting determination of one of the globe's masters of noise.

Hirose, Junji / Otomo Yoshihide: DUO-1
Hirose, Junji / Otomo Yoshihide:
DUO-1

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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Three decades after their 1989 album on the Tanga-Tanga label, Silanganan Ingay, turntablist Otomo Yoshihide reunites with improviser Junji Hirose, who more typically performs on saxophone, but in this duo uses his self-made sound instruments created by combining a variety of devices and everyday objects, recording these three "Scenes" live at Pool, in Tokyo.

Peters, Steve: Chamber Music [CD BOX + USB]
Peters, Steve:
Chamber Music [CD BOX + USB]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $69.95    




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A series of sound installations derived from a single recording made in the empty spaces in which they are later presented, with no people present during the recording including the composer, filtered to isolate and amplify certain of the room's resonant frequencies, creating a series of drones which are the only sound materials used; no musical instruments are involved.

Peters, Steve: Chamber Music
Peters, Steve:
Chamber Music

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Ten sonically beautiful pieces derived from recordings made in empty spaces, transforming the sounds that leak in from the outside world using filters and amplification to find sonic resonance in those sounds and in the room's natural frequencies, like light filering into the space, each piece then played back in the same room at low volume as part of an installation presentation.

Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi): At Grnd Zero <i>[Used Item]</i>
Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi):
At Grnd Zero [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $10.00    




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Myers, David Lee: Partikelrauschen <i>[Used Item]</i>
Myers, David Lee:
Partikelrauschen [Used Item]

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Price: $20.00    




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Referring to the music on this album from New York feedback and electronic pioneer David Lee Myers as "firmly rooted in the electronic music of the 1950s-1960s", over nine tracks we are taken on an otherworldly journey of detailed particulate electronic adventures, sometimes swooping, vertiginous, monstrous and unpredictable, each track captured live in Myer's Pulsewidth studio.

Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse: Traverser Noir <i>[Used Item]</i>
Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse:
Traverser Noir [Used Item]

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $10.00    




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Translating to "Cross Black", French guitarist Richard Comte provides a set of four diverse soundtracks, from deep turbulent darkness and sonic decay to crisply ringing guitar resonance, over which sound poet Sébastien Lespinasse intones with solemn import his dark words of imagery and observation.

Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso <i>[Used Item]</i>
Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso [Used Item]

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $11.00    




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Stripping down their performance matter to its most minimal expression, their work developed since 2011 as they've toured the European alternative scene, the Hippie Diktat trio of Richard Comte on electric baritone guitar, Julien Chamla on drums and Antoine Viard on amplified baritone saxophone work an energetic and heavy set of Steve Reich-ian grooves.

Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue : Intoku Inversions  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue :
Intoku Inversions [Used Item]

(Anarchy Moon Recordings/Nishe -- USA )


Price: $8.00    




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Beautiful long-form drones and harmonic interactions develop and are then shaken up with sonic deformations and collisions, returning to beautiful environments and then reversed once again, from the duo of sonic explorers Bob Bellerue and Christian Ronn, recording in Copenhagen using organs, electronics, winds, and feedback to create these wonderfully alien domains.

Mingus, Charles: At Antibes 1960, Revisited
Mingus, Charles:
At Antibes 1960, Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Restoring and remastering the 1979 Atlantic album Mingus at Antibes from bassist & composer Charles Mingus, an extraordinary concert from the 1960 Antibes Jazz Festival with the masterful sextet of Eric Dolphy on alto sax & bass clarinet, Ted Curson on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, and Dannie Richmond on drums, with Bud Powell or Mingus himself on piano.

McCormick, John Collins  : Healthy Alternative To Thinking [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
McCormick, John Collins :
Healthy Alternative To Thinking [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Two sound works from multimedia artist John Collins McCormick (Sky Thing) recorded using a multi-channel, portable sound system that employs up to 8 subwoofers in drum stands, amplifying low frequencies and rattling odds and ends he collected over the years, creating a rolling and controlled cacophony of quick rhythms and unusual asides from objects placed on the subwoofers.

Lipscomb, Jon: Conscious Without Function <i>[Used Item]</i>
Lipscomb, Jon:
Conscious Without Function [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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Promo copy with line thru bar code. Swedish guitar improviser Jon Lipscomb (LOPLOP, Swedish Fix) takes his listeners on a rugged trip across the strings, using distortion, tremolo and rapid-fire technique as he mines territories between free improv, noise and rock, his nimble mind stopping to explore areas of interest then cascading into new, turbulent environments; frightfully powerful.

Jerman, Jeph / Ted Byrnes: Passenger [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Jerman, Jeph / Ted Byrnes:
Passenger [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Two western-US, like-minded sound artists and improviser who started their musical lives as drummer/percussionists, Jeph Jerman and Ted Byrnes present nine relatively succinct tracks of unusual and unidentifiable sources, typically formed around a rhythmic center and always actively engaging, finding logic in curious or even chaotic interaction.

Kromeshna / Chefkirk: Surfaces
Kromeshna / Chefkirk:
Surfaces

(Besperech' -- Russia )


Price: $11.95    




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Mysterious sonic collaborations between Russian experimental electronic musician Vitaly Maklakov, who runs the Zaimka and Besperech' labels, and Oregon sound artist CHEFKIRK, merging field recordings and experiments with tape & synths to create five works of submerged sound amid enigmatic detail; mastered by Squidco's own Carl Kruger.

Chefkirk / Crank Sturgeon : Nice To Err With You (2 CDs)
Chefkirk / Crank Sturgeon :
Nice To Err With You (2 CDs)

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Bringing together two aberrant sound artist--Chefkirk, aka Roger Smith, based in Oregon; and Crank Sturgeon, aka Matt Anderson currently based in Massachusetts--for two CDs of rhythmic mayhem layered and punctuated with electronics and mutilated sounds from objects & voice, with beats that feign steadiness but derail in amusing and embraceable ways; weird fun! Mastered by Squidco's own Carl Kruger.

Dead Mauriacs, The: Le Parc, rapport d'observations
Dead Mauriacs, The:
Le Parc, rapport d'observations

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The mysterious French audio collective The Dead Mauriacs led by Olivier Prieur in a 3-part work of electroacoustic compositions sourced from field recordings made during time spent in Brussels, developing these works based on daily recordings of audio observations at cafes, parks, churches, plus manipulated objects and some parakeets in a park; truly inspired collage work.

Deli Kuvveti: In the Summer Dusk
Deli Kuvveti:
In the Summer Dusk

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The title an excellent reflection of the work, Seattle-based, Turkish-born Deli Kuvveti developed these two works that flow into each other to create an absorbing impression of a serene summer evening with dark undertones, using a granular synthesis configuration that creates movement through textured sounds, creating two complex and highly detailed narratives.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Duplant, Bruno: Paysages Sans Age III
Duplant, Bruno:
Paysages Sans Age III

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Two encompassing and tranquil works of sound from French composer Bruno Duplant, the album title translating to Ageless Landscapes as Duplant envisions two terrains through slow motion tones, piano and synthetics, evocatively described in an accompanying poem that conjures expansive fog, blurred trees, hawks slowly spiraling, a history in a hillside.

Hex and Doravideo: Multi
Hex and Doravideo:
Multi

(Wetware -- Denmark )


Price: $13.95    




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The core duo of Danish trance/noise artists, guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard also on organelle & driftbox, and drummer Anders Bach, also on plumbutter (a drum and drama machine) join with Acid Mother's Temple modular synth wizard Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, aka Dora Video, for eight impressive works of free-form rhythm and sound, sonic collage with far-ranging influences.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim [VINYL]
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $24.95    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi): At Grnd Zero
Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi):
At Grnd Zero

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $9.60    




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A brutal and complex concert of processed sopranino saxophone, electric guitar and electronics from the long-running Italian quartet Melting Mind of Virginia Genta, Michele Mazzani, David Vanzan and Matteo Poggi, recorded during a 2019 tour of France at Grnd Zero in Lyon, a 33 minute performance of thick noise & feedback layered with inexplicable detail.

Surak, Jeff: Eris I Dysnomia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Surak, Jeff:
Eris I Dysnomia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Washington DC-area sound artist and Zeromoon label-leader Jeff Surak, creating audio environments since the 80's home taping days, in a set of sound recordings of electro-acoustic drones, tape generated musique concrete, "plus a heavy dose of weirdness"; five tracks of diverse approaches to sonic experimentation, particularly the epic "Parasite Lost".

Lareau, Charles: Stasis (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)
Lareau, Charles:
Stasis (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Sound artist Charles Lareau, a member of Naturaliste with Bryan Day, Chris Fischer & Lonnie Methe, in six solo compositions of assertive electronics and noise, using recordings, found sounds and various electronics while often incorporating his environment to add aural excitement and unexpected moments between sections of slowly shifting, static textures.

Brasilia Laptop Orchestra: BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive
Brasilia Laptop Orchestra:
BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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For more than 10 years since its inception as a spin-off from founder and principal programmer Eufrasio Prates's doctorate research in 2012, the Brasilia Laptop Orquestra has become a regular institution on the Brasiliense experimental and electronic scene, the orchestra an ever-changing collaboration of musicians, heard in 11 recordings captured live between 2013-2020.

nil.: 01
nil.:
01

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Restarting his sonic life at "nothing", Chester Hawkins' new project after work under his own name and his previous decades-long project Blue Sausage Infant is nil, recording after a two-week residency at Liebig12 in Berlin and participation in the Zero Cohesion program, this five-part work for "maximal drone" explores complex harmonics in a dynamic and powerful wall of sound.

Drumm, Kevin: Battering Rams [VINYL]
Drumm, Kevin:
Battering Rams [VINYL]

(A Sunken Mall -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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An album of transporting drones and industrial soundscapes from Chicago experimental artist Kevin Drumm, drawing the listener into his soundspace slowly through distracted studio clatter and then journeying deep into textures and tones, maintaining a natural quality to synthetic and obscure sources in this fine addition to his expansive discography.

Lopes, Luis: Lisbon Paris, Stereo Noise Solo
Lopes, Luis:
Lisbon Paris, Stereo Noise Solo

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Taking advantage of stereo placement and strong effect processing, Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes (Humanization 4tet, Lisbon Freedom Unit) releases the antithesis of his recent Love Songs series with this improvised guitar album, splitting his signal through two unique sequences of analogue pedals into tube amplifiers, creating hypnotically corrosive music.

Vales, David: Beta Vulgaris
Vales, David:
Beta Vulgaris

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Working with sound and the relationship to food, crops, and the culinary identity of communities, Beta Vulgaris, (the latin name of the common beet) was composed by Bogota, Columbia born David Velez, a PhD graduate in Sound Art from the University of Huddersfield, who used these specific tones to stimulate the growth of beetroot in the garden of the Modern Art Museum in Medellin.

Machinefabriek : +
Machinefabriek :
+

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $10.95    




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Trying to strike a balance between composition and the challenges of being a young parent, Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, created a series of short tracks that could be developed quickly with invited collaborators, a concept that worked so well that in little time he found 52 enthusiastic and diverse musicians to develop the expanse of this impressive collection.

Belorukov, Ilia: Someone Has Always Come
Belorukov, Ilia:
Someone Has Always Come

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The third in Ilia Belorukov's series of electroacoustic compositions on Spina!Rec and Moving Furniture, here in a set of four compositions, each presenting detailed layers of acoustic and electronic instrumentation and field recordings captured throughout Europe and Russia, carefully placed over heavily laden synthetic drones that guide the motion of each piece.

Zenial: Lancelot's Delusions
Zenial:
Lancelot's Delusions

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The music project of Polish sound explorer Lukasz Szaankiewicz is Zenial, merging minimal ambient and micro-sounds with field recordings and a sense of skewed motion, creating long-form virtual journeys through strange environments, or in rich textures of a dark night accompanied by slowly moving tones, his years of experience heard through exceptional sonic qualities.

Duplant, Bruno: Le Jour D'apres
Duplant, Bruno:
Le Jour D'apres

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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A dark journey into a nocturnal world of synthetic tones and urban environments, emerging from footsteps and impressions of the passing world imbued through vaporous and skewed progressions, like moonlight piercing through a veil, from French composer and electroacoustic artist Bruno Duplant in an extended work dedicated to Belgian pianist Guy Vandromme.

Duplant, Bruno / Seth Nehil: The Memory Of Things
Duplant, Bruno / Seth Nehil:
The Memory Of Things

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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An immersive and often explosive set of dark compositions from Seth Nehil & Bruno Duplant, blending field recordings, electronics, percussion and percussive objects into a controlled chaos of inexplicably murky and uncategorizable sounds, at times like a surreal firework display, or inserted into a complex machine on the verge of collapse, all imbued with a consistent resonant hue.

Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev : Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev :
Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )


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After the collaboration of Illusion of Safety and Z'EV which culminated in a performance at Enemy in Chicago in 2007, Z'EV approached IOS member Daniel Burke to collaborate on an album, providing Burke with a number of short acoustic recordings which Burke developed into these compositions merging his own field recordings, sampling, electro-acoustics, and Eurorack modular synth.

Rossetto, Vanessa: The Actress [2 CDs]
Rossetto, Vanessa:
The Actress [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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An unusual narrative of field recordings, electronics and chamber instrumentation from composer Vanessa Rossetto, through two CDs weaving an abstracted and detailed story of recurring motifs, indescribably intertwined with spoken word, equestrian moments, environmental recordings, and melodic progressions of strings and harps; a momentous work of collaged composition.

Motl, Kyle / Carlos Dominguez : Field of Fried Umbrellas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Motl, Kyle / Carlos Dominguez :
Field of Fried Umbrellas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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An apt title for this collection of improvised works for double bass and feedback mixer between long-time collaborators Kyle Motl and Carlos Domínguez Reinhardt, both members of the band Not the Circus and having previously released the duo album Artabotrys Hexapetalus, this album recorded in 2020 at Rat's Mouth in Florida for five diverse and often abrasive interactions.

Liberatore, Matteo: Lacquer
Liberatore, Matteo:
Lacquer

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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A series of concise noise explorations from Italian-born, Brooklyn-based guitarist Matteo Liberatore, more typically heard in composed and improv/experimental forms including work with Elliott Sharp & Weasel Walter, here in an assertive album of guitar-driven analog synthesis & noise using unusual structures, alien utterances and intense twists and turns.

Itakura, Bun / Mishio Ogawa : Stardust <i>[Used Item]</i>
Itakura, Bun / Mishio Ogawa :
Stardust [Used Item]

(Ultragash -- Japan )


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A flowing twilight electro-jazz cover of the standard "Stardust" from Japanese guitarist Bun Itakura and vocalist Mishio Ogawa, expanding the melody and Ogawa's phrasing with encompassing electronics and percussion from Takefumi Kobayashi; backed with an experimental "Mystery Making Factory" using paint brush, harmonic tone guitar, and mbira.

Lipscomb, Jon: Conscious Without Function
Lipscomb, Jon:
Conscious Without Function

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Swedish guitar improviser Jon Lipscomb (LOPLOP, Swedish Fix) takes his listeners on a rugged trip across the strings, using distortion, tremolo and rapid-fire technique as he mines territories between free improv, noise and rock, his nimble mind stopping to explore areas of interest then cascading into new, turbulent environments; frightfully powerful.

Itakura, Bun / Mishio Ogawa : Stardust
Itakura, Bun / Mishio Ogawa :
Stardust

(Ultragash -- Japan )


Price: $8.95    




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A flowing twilight electro-jazz cover of the standard "Stardust" from Japanese guitarist Bun Itakura and vocalist Mishio Ogawa, expanding the melody and Ogawa's phrasing with encompassing electronics and percussion from Takefumi Kobayashi; backed with an experimental "Mystery Making Factory" using paint brush, harmonic tone guitar, and mbira.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi : Caught in the dilemma of being made to choose" This ma
Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi :
Caught in the dilemma of being made to choose" This makes the modesty which should never been closed off itself Continue to ask itself: "Ready or not? [VINYL 2 LPS]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )


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The 11th release from the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi, in two extraordinary works spread across a double LP gatefold release; first a collaborative long distance project commissioned by Issue Project Room during the pandemic; then a live performance at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in three extended improvisations with Haino on both drums and guitar.

Street Tentacle (Chan / Wang / Bryerton): Preserves
Street Tentacle (Chan / Wang / Bryerton):
Preserves

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Assertively probing like a squid raging out of the sea, Street Tentacle is the trio of Chicago tenor saxophonist Jeff Chan, guitarist Da Wei Wang also on electronics, and drummer Jerome Bryerton on drums, cymbals, gongs, bowed metal & assorted percussion, in five assertive improvisations of an everything including the kitchen sink style; daunting and domineering!

Haters, The  / Kavader: De Haters Und Kadaver [CASSETTE]
Haters, The / Kavader:
De Haters Und Kadaver [CASSETTE]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )


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A split cassette of dark industrial noise from the long-running experimental sound unit The Haters founded by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, in a cantankerous 10 minute buzz saw drone; and a "Venemous Agent" from the Israeli noise band Kadaver, aka Michael Zolotov, in a cycling work that builds to an oscillating throb of metalic and rumbling sources; edition of 75.

Zethson, Alex: Residy
Zethson, Alex:
Residy

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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The Residy, or remains of a unique variation on JS Bach's Goldberg Variation no. 21, performed live by pianist Alex Zethson who maintains the structure, rhythmic movement and note order of Bach's composition, while dispersing the notes and intervals into two synths and an E-bowed grand piano to evoke these meditative and expansive interpretations.

Millar, E / Christof Kurzmann: Rare Entertainment
Millar, E / Christof Kurzmann:
Rare Entertainment

(Mystery & Wonder -- Canada )


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The first meeting of Austrian improviser Christof Kurzmann (The Magic I.D., Schee) and Montreal sound artist Elizabeth Millar (Sound of the Mountain, Ensemble Supermusique) in two tremendous multi-part performances live at the 2019 Suoni Per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, works of mysteriously vibratory backdrop, insinuating narrative voice and unsettling sonic interaction.

Dempsey, Craig Lee : 22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)
Dempsey, Craig Lee :
22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


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Atlanta, GA sound artist Craig Lee Dempsey (US Prisms, Ben Trickey Full Band, The Weight, Thoroughbred) issues his first fully solo album of ambient drones developed from guitar and synthesizer sources, with rich implied rhythmic pulses that slowly evolve through the six pieces on this cassette & download release, all six pieces adding up to 22 minutes of sound.

Wilson, Kelsey: Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Wilson, Kelsey:
Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


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An album of sonic environments reflecting on religion in the Southeast from Atlanta, GA drummer and sound artist Kelsey Wilson, using organ, tapes and field recordings to create dark and brooding meditations intended for loud playback, five opaquely layered constructions of ambience and drone, crackling tape loops, low-tones synths and disembodied voices.

Various Artists: Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Various Artists:
Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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Demonstrating the striking diversity modern solo percussionists present, the Italian tape label TSSS Tapes compiles an international set of solo works from explorers Tim Daisy, Jeph Jerman, Ted Byrnes, Wojtek Kurek, Clinton Green, Rie Nakajima, Emilio Berne, Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Lucie Nezri, Karen Willems, Paolo Sanna, Li Qing, Carlos Godinho, and Rodrigo Vieira.

Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico: Retrogress [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico:
Retrogress [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Four recordings from the collaboration of Italian sound artists Giovanni Di Domenico and Giovanni Lami, two prolific experimenters using real time manipulation of sounds that include piano, electronics and subliminal pulses, creating haunting cycles of muted progressions enveloped in harmonic environments, both tranquil and energetically compelling.

Olive, Tim: Okay Grand Dependable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Olive, Tim:
Okay Grand Dependable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Verz Imprint -- UK )


Price: $6.60    




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A mysterious set of four works using magnetic pickups to create a diverse set of soundscapes, from ringing tones to cantankerous scratchy earthquake zones, with radio captures alone or on top of those environments adding a sense of mystery to each piece, sometimes providing enigmatic voices, sometimes static, sometimes strange signal and carrier waves; fascinating.

Comte, Richard: Innermap [VINYL]
Comte, Richard:
Innermap [VINYL]

(Coax -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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Addressing the perception and representation of physical space through 9 solo guitar works of sonic textures and treatments imbued with rich solo playing, each track named by coordinates of remembered towns and cities, creating a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes of drones, resonance and clear tones as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography.

Hippie Diktat: Black Peplum [VINYL]
Hippie Diktat:
Black Peplum [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


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Using raw and primal rhythms, deep textures from amplified baritone saxophone and trance approaches to rock instrumental music balancing Steve Reich and Sunn O))), the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar has toured Europe since 2011, here in recordings at l'Ecluse, in Reims from 2013.

Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse: Traverser Noir
Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse:
Traverser Noir

(nunc. -- France )


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Translating to "Cross Black", French guitarist Richard Comte provides a set of four diverse soundtracks, from deep turbulent darkness and sonic decay to crisply ringing guitar resonance, over which sound poet Sébastien Lespinasse intones with solemn import his dark words of imagery and observation.

Comte, Richard: Derive de la base et du sommet
Comte, Richard:
Derive de la base et du sommet

(nunc. -- France )


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Translating to "Base and vertex drift", French guitarist Richard Comte (Hippie Diktat, Vegan Dallas) present four darkly ominous solo works on electric guitar through slowly shifting chords and deep reverberation, punctuated with ringing tones and light moments that peer through sonic clouds, his ambience a backdrop to alternations of lucidity and submersion.

Comte, Richard: Innermap
Comte, Richard:
Innermap

(Coax -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Addressing the perception and representation of physical space through 9 solo guitar works of sonic textures and treatments imbued with rich solo playing, each track named by coordinates of remembered towns and cities, creating a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes of drones, resonance and clear tones as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography.

Hippie Diktat: Fire On
Hippie Diktat:
Fire On

(Self Released -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Six raw instrumentals bridging free jazz and free rock forms, clearly influenced by both Brötzmann and Sunn O))) (as referenced in the track "SunnA)))") from the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on amplified baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, recording at l'Ecluse, in Reims in 2013 for six ruggedly inspired tracks.

Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso
Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso

(nunc. -- France )


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Stripping down their performance matter to its most minimal expression, their work developed since 2011 as they've toured the European alternative scene, the Hippie Diktat trio of Richard Comte on electric baritone guitar, Julien Chamla on drums and Antoine Viard on amplified baritone saxophone work an energetic and heavy set of Steve Reich-ian grooves.

Niblock, Phill: Working Touch [USB CARD]
Niblock, Phill:
Working Touch [USB CARD]

(Touch -- UK )


Price: $36.95    




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A massive archive of drone & ambient composer Phill Niblock's films and music, from recordings made between 2013 and 2016 in festivals and studios around the world, orchestrated with primarily acoustic instruments using rich and closely related harmonics, paired with moving images of people from around the world engaged in work; hypnotic and engrossing.

 

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