Trailing – ‘Asymmetries’ C21 $7(USA)/$8(CAN)/$10(World)
Throughout his work with duos Sundrips, Dozens, and Aphid Palisades, Montreal’s Ryan Connolly has proven himself to be a mighty collaborator. Recording on his own as Trailing, Connolly’s solo work is no less powerful. ‘Asymmetries’ finds him reveling in the stillness of sound. Clean guitar loops are set forth eloquently, layered carefully, and left to dissipate into a beautiful mist. Remarkably calm and relaxing, it’s hard to think of a release in our catalog that embodies the label name more than this one. Let the sounds wash over you repeatedly and you might even believe they have the power to heal. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Edition of 100.
Albino Groupie – ‘Shadow Bong Synth’ C31 $7(USA)/$8(CAN)/$10(World)
Over the past few years, Denmark’s Mikkel Dunkerley has built a fascinating, singular world of sound with his label D’Artagnan and projects such as Pummeler, Grass Traffic, and Wax Toller. Albino Groupie is perhaps the gentlest of the bunch, combining soothing drones with Dunkerley’s signature murk. ‘Shadow Bong Synth’ finds the project lost in a narcotic haze. Low end, pulsing waves writhe slowly and ultimately give way to subtle and evocative melodies. There’s pleasantry to be found deep in the shadows, but the shadows themselves make the whole affair all the more intriguing. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Edition of 100.
Lunar Miasma – ‘Managing the Dream’ C28 $7(USA)/$8(CAN)/$10(World)
Grecian synth lord Panos Alexiadis has been releasing music steadily as Lunar Miasma over the past three years, ratcheting up the intensity significantly with each new missive. ‘Managing the Dream’ is certainly no exception in that regard, diving deep into a world of lucid dreams and nighttime hallucinations. There’s a real narrative feel to the release, consisting of two dense, long-form pieces in the middle and two short but sweet pieces at each end. Showcasing his impressive abilities as a player, Alexiadis unleashes rapid-fire keyboard solos that dance atop gorgeous melodic loops which sound as though they were imported from another realm. The dream is under your control and the possibilities are endless…what will you do next? Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Edition of 100.
Event Cloak – ‘Reprogramming’ C54 $7(USA)/$8(CAN)/$10(World)
One half of Montreal’s Sundrips, Nick Maturo unleashed his solo guise Event Cloak last year with a stellar debut on Fadeaway Tapes, and it instantly became one of the most promising new synth projects around. ‘Reprogramming’ delivers on that promise and then some with a release of epic proportions that showcases Maturo’s undeniable talent and versatility as an electronic musician. As if scanning the dial on an outer space radio, Maturo weaves effortlessly between bouncing arpeggios, ethereal pads, FM synthesis, and samples sliced and diced to the point of glorious madness. It’s staggeringly beautiful at times, extremely strange at others, and always entirely satisfying. Turn it up loud and synchronize your mind with the machines. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Edition of 100.
various artists – ‘Duets’ C100 $8(USA)/$9(CAN)/$11(World)
We’re ecstatic to present the first-ever compilation on Tranquility Tapes. Clocking in at 100 minutes, this collection shines a light on some of our favorite recording duos currently operating within the broad spectrum of underground music. A tribute to collaboration and camaraderie through sound, each duet brings something entirely different to the table, yet the collection as a whole flows together better than we could have ever imagined. Features new and unreleased tracks by Quiet Evenings, Super Minerals, Velvet Chrome, Brother Raven, Seziki Tetrasheaf, Century Plants, Big Sky, Afterlife, Imperial Topaz, Telecult Powers, Concessionaires, Blood on Tape, Sundrips, Grasshopper, The Circle and the Point, and Coventry Music. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Edition of 200.
All Four New Tapes: $32(USA)/$34(CAN)/$39(World)