More Letters

Barbados – ‘Runaway Stories’ EP
Barbados picNew born cassette label based in Italy. It goes by the name of More Letters and wants to convey that age old habit some people have of cultivating a passion which means a lot to them. More Letters is an invitation. Barbados’ cassette is More Letters’ first and most loved shot so far. The band is composed of four guys inflicted with deep wanderlust. They have been playing illegal countryside concerts while dry sunny landscapes and seaside warm waves shaped their sound. Barbados move between the dreamy colors of the most sweet american folk and indie rock guitars from the 90s with a pinch of C86 era british indiepop. Runaway Stories EP is a short concept album about escaping and leaving the past behind. Inspired by Alice Munro’s short story book, the EP is composed by five songs, five different personal, literary and cinematic stories, all intimately real. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Dario Tatoli at Bobo Studio. Artwork by Andrea Meloni. Limited to 100 C30 yellow tapes.

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Tamed Records

LES SORCIERS DU THEIL – ‘Polyte Deshaies’ 12″
polytedeshaiesweb400Second reunion for LES SORCIERS DU THEIL, one year after the first one (released on tape last summer). The Sorcerers continue their improvised experience in a darker and heavier way. “Polyte Deshaies” presents 4 new tracks still based on instrumental psychedelic music. Monsieur Polyte Deshaies was the most famous sorcerers from Le Theil who lived at the beginning of the XIX century. He died in mysterious way after being accused of causing deaths in this remote region of the Normandy countryside. This time the waving and repetitive rythmic section was mixed with heavy guitars. Unexpected instruments such as vielloncelle and saz were also used. The spontaneous recording was brought by mutual energy. “Polythe Deshaies” is powerful and meditative time at once. The quartet has invited few long time friends to participate: Christèle Cavaleri, David Cosnefroy, Alice Dourlen, David Dupas, and Julien Louvet. Recorded by Bertrand Duchemin at Studio Chaudelande, the studio is located a few miles away from the Sorcerers village “Le Theil”. Artwork by Sylvain Etasse. Recorded by Bertrand Duchemin at Studio Chaudelande in august 2014. Mastered by Mathieu Mellec.

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Pome Pome Tones

Jeffrey Alexander – ‘Wayfinding Beacons From Planet To Planet’ LP $20
A new solo full-length of deep electric ragas and sonic interstellar beacons from Jeffrey Alexander, member of legendary wholly other free-thinkers Jackie-O Motherfucker, Black Forest/Black Sea and The Iditarod. Celestial navigation music with synthesizer, shruti box, electric guitar, bamboo saxophone, singing bowl, space echo and talking book phonograph. Time-folding exercises of love & light. RIYL Indian classical music, Alice Coltrane, Dune, Klaus Schulze, Nonesuch Explorer, vibes.

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Invisible City

ICR11: Midwich – ‘The Swift’ £4.5
The Swift is a one hour long piece, split into two parts to accommodate the format. We begin with a slow, throbbing electronic pulse that increases in intensity while still never quite pushing our backs against the wall. It’s gentle repetition lets us gaze dreamily into the distance as our minds wander. This pulsating drone is joined by beautifully minimal field recordings to give us a slight sense of place but with enough freedom to create our own mental landscapes filled with swarms of birds, a gentle breeze and kitchen sink ambiance. Close your eyes and become fixated on the elegance of flight. Truly mind blowing work from Rob Hayler’s Midwich project. Numerous people have already commented on the brilliance of this work in a much more articulate way than I ever could myself. Originally released through Altar Of Waste Records as a CD-r in a limited edition of 15. Hand dubbed C65 cassette. Black and white double sided artwork. Limited to 40 copies.

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Cruel Nature

CN042: Third Arm/Watts split
third armA 4 track tape featuring 40 mins of organic atmospheric lo-fi ambient noise from a couple of fine Newcastle(UK) based fellas. Kind of in the vein of those other classic Newcastle experimental advant-garde artists Jazzfinger and :zoviet*france: Or the Eraserhead soundtrack. Limited to 25 copies world-wide. Recorded on a high quality coral red C40 tape with pro-printed inlay.

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Nothing Out There

Przewalski’s Horses – ‘The Middle of the Night’ CDr
The Middle of the Night is the first release from Przewalski’s Horses in three years. It is a follow-up to the “Looking for the Middle of the Night” tape released by Earjerk in 2010 ; simple recordings of improvised guitar duos, electric & acoustic, by Aurélie Brouet & Constantin Dubois Choulik. Very short run of 25 copies, 5″ CDr, transparent paper artwork with different drawings I made over the last years – each copy get a different drawing.

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Supernaut Tape Co

GANG NAILS – ‘Self Titled’ C26 $5
gang nails smallTwo piece punk rock surf metal from Los Angeles, CA. Three intense original tracks plus a cover of Suicide’s “Ghost Rider” make up this debut release. Limited to 50 hand stamped yellow tapes.

The Holy Ralai Lama – ‘Self Titled’ C30 $5
ralai smallSolo release from Fresno songwriter Raleigh Drennon (Tyrannosaurus Zebra, Ghost Meat, Sleeve). Six songs filled with amazing lyrics and catchy melodies guaranteed to stick in your head. Limited to 50 hand stamped purple tapes

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I Had an Accident

Babelfishh – ‘Writhe In The Ailments’ C20 $7
babelfishhsmallWrithe In the Ailments, a true rager and the latest album by Babelfishh. The type of music to give one a panic attack right from the very beginning, Babelfishh’s off-beat holler and slam sound sees a very harsh reality. As hip hop goes, the trueness to the genre, Babelfishh is furtherest from the center. The album is split in two sides, that harsh booming side filled with Babelfishh’s scream rap style. Side 2 takes on a similar approach yet calms down as much as Babelfishh can in a more introspective look at life. The album is beautiful in its chaos and ripe for any Babelfishh fan. Limited to 100 blue cassettes.

Pastense – ‘Paper Seatbelts’ C64 $7
pastensesmallLong time collaborators Willie Green (Producer – Brooklyn, NY) and Pastense (emcee – Boston, MA) have released Willie Green Presents: Pastense – Paper Seatbelts via Backwoodz Studioz. “This album is definitely a labor of love. It’s taken 5 years, 4 studios and countless revisions, but I’m excited to finally have it out. Production-wise it’s pretty different from most of what you’ve heard from me, and Past has the illest visuals in his lyrics; there’s a lot to dig into here.” -Willie Green. With all production duties handled by Green and features including Super Chron Flight Brothers, The Foundation Movement, Warren Britt, JTronius and more, Pastense has crafted a 14-track view into the darker recesses of his mind. Limited to 105 gray cassettes.

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Deathbomb arc

Gaffe of a Lifetime – ‘The Errors: A Kingdom of Loss’
GaffeAlex Petion has spent a decade of his youth inhabiting the relic town of Waterbury, CT. Known as Brass City, its heyday ended alongside WWII. Haunting this long dead town, Petion is a living ghost. His spirited wail and rattling chains manifest as the music of Gaffe of a Lifetime. Sounds not designed to resurrect the long dead, but rather to be a small light searching through a wide expanse of loss. His melodies carry a hope for finding the positive; a hope for finding escape from his world of relics, all while floating in sombre atmospheres and a spacious calm. These are not the sounds of Brass City, 70 years since their last proud boom. This is the sound of a single ghost explorer, reverberating off of factory ruins.

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Translinguistic Other

Swahili – ‘AMOVREVX’ LP $15
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70s funk, post-punk, dub reggae and cosmic disco are influences on this slick, experimental pop record from essential Portland, OR quintet. Mastered by Jason Ward. 500 LPs with download card plus two band-designed tarot cards.

Contact Cult – ‘Hylozoist’ C33 $7
contactcult100Hypnotic textures and mantra-like rhythms stream earthward from a utopian dimension on the debut release from the solo electronic project of Swahili’s Troy Micheau. Edition of 100 cassettes with download card.

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