Doubtful Sounds

ASTATINEOGROB – ‘Oeil céleste’ 10″
astagrob1sThis record is the result of a collaboration between Astatine aka Stéphane Récrosio, head of the label Orgasm since 1994 and Ogrob aka Sébastien Borgo, member of Micro_pénis and L’Autopsie A Révélé Que La Mort Etait Due A L’Autopsie. 6 compositions, created in 2014, mixing Astatine’s noise experimentations in Paris and Ogrob’s field recordings and short waves in Sydney, Australia and Tasmania. Masterised by Nicolas Marmin. Transparent 10”. 200 numbered copies. Cardboard cover by Ogrob. Postal card by Astatine.

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Kösmonaut

KIN019 – Kösmonaut – ‘Eagle Nebula’ CS
1KIN019_cassLimited edition of 100 cassettes released by KinetiK Records in Greece. The first 50 cassettes include a clear one-sided 7″ single featuring the tracks “Stellar Spectrum” and “Northern Spring”,” a download code, badge, and stickers.

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Sacred Phrases

PHORK – ‘K’ CS
72075317-e623-4f03-a8d1-0442af9d6f93After a kaleidoscopic trail of releases on Orange Milk, Opal Tapes, NNA Tapes, and Noumenal Loom, PHORK now brings his latest foray into throbbing, kinetic dance music to the Sacred Phrases family. With ‘K,’ Neal Reinalda (also known as People’s Higher Order of Royal Kinship) veers his careening, psychotropic grooves into the infinite. Opener “SWiM (OBE1)” is a 15-minute run of Blondes-like pulsing, hitting bliss point after bliss point with complete elegance. The Los Angeles-based producer carves his way deep underground on “Ride Up,” a subversive set of tectonic low-ends and skittering, blipping textures that emit washes of magma-like heat and aural sediment. B-side opener “Know What Im Sayin’?” maintains a rolling simmer of bass-heavy tones and murmered dementia that plays out like a dubby, dancefloor-ready version musique concrete. Closer “SWiY (OBE2)” returns to the cool, rhythmic hysteria of ‘K’s’ opening moments. Things take a turn for more mechanical, Chris + Cosey or mid era-Cabaret Voltaire, examining tripped-out sets of poppy industrialism that can’t help but move its hips in the slightest way. Limited edition of 100, imprinted smoke-color cassettes, fold-out j-card and insert with download code.

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Eigenbau

GRN – ‘8X4’ 25€
8X4-Micro4 CDr box set with individual handmade artwork by the artist.The 4 discs contain electronic and electroacoustic concept music. Recommended to fans of Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani, etc. Stictly limited to 8 releases, so be quick.

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Monorail Trespassing

mt105cs[mt105cs] HHL – ‘Thrall’ C40
Orange County harsh crust, bright scrap metal manipulations atop crunchy and intricately shifting layers of low-end noise electronics. Edition of 100 copies, full color.

[mt106cs] Acre – ‘Beyond Cease to Exist’ C22
mt106csAaron Davis with some of his first new recordings in five years — slow moving riffs and minimal drum machine emerging from his trademark tonal sea. Edition of 100 copies.

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Teflon Beast

Mr. Mom + Chris Daily – ‘TV PARTY’
picA 12-track collaboration ‘tween Mr. Mom and Chris Daily, is a sampledelic funkified ode to watching TV…vibing out on the grooves of theme music + lazy days (& nights). In our opinion both producers have outdone themselves with this album. One look at the varied sources should knock even seasoned samplers/beatmakers on their asses…Katamari Damacy, The Beatles, Night Court, Seinfeld, Milton Babbitt, Julia Holter, and Anthony Braxton are just a few of the samples woven into the original tunes presented here.

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Anchor Eighty Four Records

AEF0034: Heart to Heart – ‘Impressions’ $6
image6Anchor Eighty Four Records is stoked to team up with central California’s Heart to Heart once again, this time to bring you their debut EP ‘Impressions’, now available on cassette for the first time. ‘Impressions’ is the EP that started it all for Heart to Heart. Intense, raw, honest, and aggressive vocals; mixed with crunchy guitars, and meaningful lyrics. ‘Impressions’ is a great set of songs for fans of pop-punk, post punk, and a little hardcore. Think Hot Water Music mixed with The Story So Far. Limited to 30 copies on Clear, and 70 copies on Blue, all with new and re-imagined artwork by Corey Purvis.

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Shaking Box Music

Holgans – ‘Holgans Are Dead’ C23 $7
holgans_100x100Holgans Are Dead collects the last six tracks from this iteration of Calgary psych-pop dreamers Holgans: songwriter Ryan Bourne (also of Sleepkit and Chad VanGaalen & the Bleach Wipes) and vocalist/visual artist Kiarra Albina, with friends. Produced between 2013-15 by Bourne, Holgans Are Dead hits the psychedelic sweet spot: swirling pop rocks in the nature-drone served lush and spellbound, oozing with serene depth and texture. Edition of 77.

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Körper/Leib

Luxardo – ‘Ogni Giorno Eccitazione’ C40
“Ogni Giorno Eccitazione”. This words are full of lust, glitter and soft-erotism, in a kind of italian-raucous humour. As well, Italy is part of this fiction. This thug named Luxardo is the chansonnier of all that. Imagine an obscure mid-eighties-Serge Gainsbourg croonin’ in fake italian on the tracks orchestrated by Armando Trovajoli, or at least a soft-porn comment for an italian porn comedy, which “Ogni Giorno Eccitazione” actually is. It was 1978, and Luxardo ruled that scenario, in certain ways you can find the same directions Battisti/Mogol reached and spawned in that years. In another life or another level of reality, the deliquente named Luxard could be also the bass player of a noise-funk band or the director of a cult orchestra named Tredici Bacci. But here what’s real it’s transfigurated by his double mirror: let’s have a Martini and listen to this Romantico jams.

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Beartown

Stuart Chalmers – ‘Loop Phantasy No.3’ £4
stuart_chalmers_-_loop_phantasyRecycled music, scavenged sonics – Stuart Chalmers specialises in the music between the music. The audio between the audio. The barrels in the barrel room need cleaning mummy, let me fetch the candles. Loop Phantasy No.3 sees this Regis of Re-appro-Pop set his sights on the myriad glossy productions which percolate through the collective head-brain every day. The CD skipping in the local Costa, the mini-disc dancing cripple-ways due to bouncy jog – all haunting reminders of a perfect world beyond the current. C44 with yellow tapes & pixel-hated collage (by Mr S. Chalmers). Limited to 48 copies.

Yokonono – ‘Haunted Head’ C80
untitledBen Cockayne & Dafydd E. Spink present a huge slab of psyche-focusing rumble drone under the fantastic monnnnnniker Yokonono. Gentle throbbing static & rolling low-tone feedback heave & hoe forward over the course of 40 mins including para-mythic states in both listener & listener’s favourite brewer. One for zoning out to on long train journeys, watching landscapes fade or focusing the mind ahead of that crucial exam (kid specific). Oooooooohhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm. Limited to 45 copies, with clear “prison tapes”, isometric on-body stickers & line drawing, monochrome artwork by Beartown operative #3.

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