Beartown

Chow Mwng – ‘Bo Rane’ C35 £4(world)
Hail Penda! Hail Mercian Tape Hiss Collective! The circle shrinks as Beartown finally achieves it’s logical conclusion – West Cheshire only release schedule!Hinge-makers beware… Chow Mwng is browsing your catalogues with intent – locked in the attic & over-worked. We talking the ‘splintered & shattering sense of self blues’ baby! Heard the geetaaar lines tumble, hear the voice box grumble, hear the mad endless echoes of a half-dreamt future. Late nights at the workshop? Official sanctioned “dream boss” artwork with extensive liner notes. Tapes are a kinda see-through white, like part-cooked egg white, but with a tasty sticker on – ya dig?

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Cruel Nature

Glanost – ‘Pietà’
Analogue synth driven post-punk from Moscow. Like Ladytron at their peak – if they were Russian. Limited edition of 40.

Lovely Wife – ‘Audible Beef’
Another slab of problem noise-rock from North Tyneside’s premier Sanatogen tonic wine tasters. The soundtrack to snorting coke off your partner’s arse on a Friday night whilst the Butthole Surfers peak through the key-hole, grinning. Limited edition of 50.

Lovely Wife – ‘Audible Beef’
Another slab of problem noise-rock from North Tyneside’s premier Sanatogen tonic wine tasters. The soundtrack to snorting coke off your partner’s arse on a Friday night whilst the Butthole Surfers peak through the key-hole, grinning. Limited edition of 50.

Tankengine – ‘Tankengine EP’
Featuring ex-members of yourcodenameis:milo this is urgent spiky noise-rock that Sub-Pop would’ve been all over back in the day. FFO The Jesus Lizard, TAD etc. Limited edition of 40.

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Irrational Tentent

Vision Board –’Standard Damage’ C30
2nd tape from this relatively new duo of Dominic Coppola and Matt Conzett. ‘Rhythm’ synthesizers create the framework for a contemplative ambience to take residency within the space and carve out a meaning that blurs the lines between dwelling and resident.

Sterile Garden –‘Wandering Shadow’ C32
Jacob DeRaadt takes you on a proper sonic journey. Stereo’d sources unknown to the listener, possibly the creator. Altered and exalted. You leave with more questions than answers.

Detroit Synthetic Society –’S/T’ C23
An assembly, a meal, synthesis. Record 10.31.18. Participates include members of Creode, The New Me, GJ Coppola and Dominic Coppola.

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Moremars

Das Synthetische Mischgewebe – ‘Zwischenmenschen’ C57 8€
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe (AKA DSM), founded by Guido Huebner in the early 80’s, in Berlin. All these years DSM They worked in many different forms of artistic expressions using custom made instruments, primitive / hacked electronics, mixed with media. They inspired from the rise of the cassette culture movement and the sound of industrial and avant-garde music of that period, creating sounds from complex sound installations. ‘Zwischenmenschen’ is a fictive, speculative Mix made of recordings of concerts in Germany in 2018 and selected home recordings from prior rehearsals and tests done in Rennes and Berlin. Besides dynamic processing and equalisation the recordings used have been mixed together unaltered. DSM uses self build, mechanic, motor driven assemblages, mixing desks, piezo- and other type of microphones and pick-ups and uses Equalisation pedals to balance Jack and XLR inputs to an equal signal level.

Ross Manning – ‘Te t on ti computer’ C43 8€
Ross Manning is a contemporary new media artist from Brisbane, Australia. He focus on alive instrument practises, kinetic and sound composition. His sound works has published on moremars, Room40, vitrine, Chemical Imbalance and Greedy Ventilator. In both sides of his “te t on on ti computer” release, he present us two different aspects of his musical direction. The first side is a montage, with a big variety of distorted sounds and pure tones, that reproduced by his custom-made instruments and electronic sources. On the second side, there is a long composition made by his self-made string panels, that they produce rhythmic patterns, that are changing form through the kinetic energy.

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Sonic Meditations

EXPO 70 – ‘Alive in 2010’ CS/CD (SM075)
Two live sets from Expo ’70’s 2010 Fall US tour six days apart from one-another. First set in Kansas City, MO at Halcyon (R.I.P.), a second hand store for collectable toys, magazines, vinyl, music instruments and more. Second set at Dunes in Portland, OR local dive bar with Hellraiser playing before the set started. Expo ’70 was a one man show during this tour, manning guitar, analog drum machine and synth creating a continuous set of cosmic consciousness in the tradition of great German Kosmische pioneers Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Justin Wright would sit with his back to the audience an immerse himself in the sound, playing along with colored lights melting into the backdrop while manipulating an array of pedals and switching from instruments, building layers of cascading drones and rhythms fading in and out of each other on the fly live. 30+ minutes each set. Limited Edition CS/CD edition on Sonic Meditations: 100 Cassettes with Riso printed covers on French Kraft stock; 50 Vinyl Etched CDs in screen printed Arigato kraft CD cases. – SECOND PRESSING – 50 Vinyl Etched CDs in screen printed Arigato kraft CD cases.

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Tanzprocesz

Das Os – ‘Data Divinarum’
jean-marcel busson is controlling 6 altered/mistreated mac SE . performative installation, organic technology, acoustic persistence, electrical ceremony, computer spectra. 6 mac SE are controlling jean-marcel busson. co-produced w/ a1000p & suara papua. recorded, edited & mixed by mim.

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Hasana Editions

Anne-F Jacques, Ryoko Akama, Takamitsu Ohta – ‘The Magic City’ $9
The Magic City documented a collaboration of three international composers working with found objects and mundane artifacts. The trio of Anne-F Jacques (CA), Ryoko Akama (JP/GB) and Takamitsu Ohta (JP) created slow intensifications using installations of modified devices and movements. An investigation of intermingling whirs and clangs, sometimes soft and tiny, raised from glass bottles, rocks, newspaper, pvc pipes, matches, electronics or dried leaves, begging the listeners to decipher what provoked every incidents. The Magic City provides a showcase of motions, a narration on process, a phenomena through forces, an ode to Kosugi. Edition of 100. Hand-stamped pro-dubbed C42 NAC super-ferric cassette tape with recto/verso printed silver card. Made & duped in USA. Printed in Indonesia. Including download code of high quality digital version.

Will Guthrie – ‘Some Nasty’ $9
The France-based Australian Will Guthrie might be one of the most exciting exponent from the latest generation of experimental percussionists. For this edition, the distinctive drummer rendered some materials from things he is currently working on—from cut up of field recordings to some challenging electronics amplifications and live improvisation passages, to several tussles with a couple of Indonesian percussions such as gamelan, saron and gong. All cooked into two sagacious sides of tape that mongrelized free jazz tradition with delicate electroacoustic style. Both sides remain untitled, enticing for some adventurous expectations. Edition of 100. Hand-stamped pro-dubbed C30 NAC super-ferric cassette tape with recto/verso printed golden card. Made & duped in USA. Printed in Indonesia. Including download code of high quality digital version.

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Cruel Nature

TAKAHIRO MUKAI – ‘Paraponera Clavata’
With this his 41st release since his debut in 2014, there’s no denying that Osaka based synthesist Takahiro Mukai is prolific. On this – his debut for CN – Mukai pushes the boundaries of glitchy abstract techno with skittering fragmented rhythms and acidic modulations that bite and sting. A bit like the giant New World ant that inspires the album title and adorns it’s cover. Limited edition of 50.

COMICIDE – ‘Moral Improvement live 1984CE’
COMICIDE were Stephen Ãh Burroughs and Eric Jurenovskis pre- Head of David. A short lived project totaling two live performances and four tracks ( heard on this tape ). One recording includes vocals the other not. The appearances were as support to the legendary power-electronics act, CON-DOM at the Star Club, Birmingham, a socialist establishment and Eve Hill Afro-Caribbean Club in Dudley, two typically enterprising venues arranged by Mike Dando (CON-DOM). The signs of HoD were there, spot the riff which appeared on a later HoD track. The recordings are raw, very much complimenting the magickal and political anarchy of the era. Limited edition of 60.

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Strategic Tape Reserve

HAWN – ‘For A Ride’ C33
HAWN’s third release, For A Ride, takes us into new territory, perhaps somewhere between no-wave and synth noise. Lee’s soulful, agitated vocals chronicle hyper-realistic, darkly-funny narratives which unfold over Craun’s heavy, glitched-out synth landscapes – sputtering digital slabs, unexpected zaps and an ever-shifting stereo field – which heighten the sense of disorientation embedded in the lyrics. The conjured atmospheres are somehow both familiar and unsettling, a feeling like trying to return to normalcy in the aftermath of some tragic, inexplicable, and possibly absurd event. While described in the past as a folk band, HAWN pull traditional songwriting ideas to deformed extremes, and in the process, create a crumbling, frightening, beautiful world. HAWN is two people: John Craun, who plays synth and produces, and Michael Jeffrey Lee, who dances and sings. “For A Ride” was recorded at Thank Tank in New Orleans, LA. All songs Craun/Lee concoctions. The album is dedicated to Alex Chilton, who, in the last decade of his life, would occasionally appear at the Thai restaurant where Craun and Lee worked to order a Pad Thai, with beef.

moduS ponY & VLK split C30
Senior figures at the Strategic Tape Reserve are thought to be very pleased upon the public dissemination of the organization’s 24th music release: a shared cassette between long-time STR contributors, the California-based moduS ponY, and Cologne’s VLK. Early on the the composition process the co-creators of the music on this cassette exchanged digital folders containing audio files – guitar melodies, baselines, synth drones, field samples and other miscellaneous sound items. These sound-seeds instigated the tracks which you can now hear – providing, if nothing else, a common framework linking the two halves of the release. When the white side of the cassette is facing outward from a standard tape player, listeners will experience moduS ponY’s playful, multi-instrumentalist, genre-defying compositions. Turn over the cassette to the red side and now the stereo will play VLK’s post-vaporous synth noise and mutated-sample sounds. In the spirit of Adriatic ports, gymnastic displays of groinal flexibility and low-temperature banana confections, we hope you enjoy this evenly-divided, two-person cassette.

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Bimodal Press

Amma Ateria – ‘Vague Pure Affection’
Bimodal Press is happy to announce Vague Pure Affection, a limited edition cassette release of 100 for Amma Ateria. With Vague Pure Affection, Amma Ateria externalizes a daydream futurism, investigating the physical interior polarity sparked from childhood experiences of close-ranged aircrafts from rooftops adjacent to Hong Kong’s airport. Vielä explores the coexistence of softness and violence, entering states of stillness from overwhelming air pressure in meshes with binaural beats. Lightly breaks into an alarm state, while underlying orchestral screams in 1882 refers to the women of the 2nd dimension going to church in novella ‘Flatland’. The rhythmic patterns of industrial machines in Kone, realized during her time of isolation in Finland, expands the mechanical theme. Departures is a minimalistic farewell with depictions of flight and ambient continuity carrying one and other, as the notion of being lifted translates to a sense of grounding in Gravitations. Vague Pure Affection is an intimate portrait of longing, reflections, and the notion of time, composed through transforming the deafening of noise into meditative stance, revealed through elements of movement, reconstruction, restraint, and the physicality of memory. Amma Ateria (Jeanie Aprille Tang) is a sound artist and electroacoustic composer, born in Hong Kong, based in California. Her practice in sound examines the coexistence of polarity in the sonic spectrum. With an immediacy of tension and release through spatialization, her performance consist an intention to expand physicality in the human experience, navigated by cross-modal synesthetic influences from the contemporary moment. Thus the movements in sound expose her body’s visceral resonance in polar opposites, examining boundaries and brinks of sonic breakage via saturated transitions of stark polarities. With memories of condensed cities, she gravitates to frequencies of close-ranged airplanes, inaudible conversations, out of body experiences, sustained harmonics intersected with musique concrète, and synthesized speed of air with various colours of noise.

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