Tuluum Shimmering – ‘Dark Star’ C100 $8(US)/$12(CAN)/$15(World)
With the ability to juggle a bevy of instruments on the fly and combine worldly influences with modern psychedelia, England’s Jake Webster has built a strong reputation for himself across many incredible releases as Tuluum Shimmering. ‘Dark Star’ adds to that very impressive catalog and further showcases Webster’s knack for long, sprawling improvisations. Explicitly influenced by The Grateful Dead and employing guitar, hand percussion, and flutes, the piece starts gently and gradually builds upon itself, allowing newly introduced elements to dance playfully over each looped passage. Stretching across two long sides and ending abruptly when the tape runs out, one could almost imagine Webster jamming this one into blissful infinity. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download. Edition of 100.
Bluesharp – ‘Sinkhole Flora’ C30 $8(US)/$12(CAN)/$15(World)
Proprietor of Royallen, member of Perspectives, and regular on labels like Housecraft, Rotifer, and his own Permanent Nostalgia, Joshua Tippery uses the guise Bluesharp for his solo guitar explorations. In the world of Bluesharp, though, the six string is used more for texture and noise than melody. ‘Sinkhole Flora’ finds Tippery grinding his axe in unorthodox ways to invoke the crunch of the Earth and the murk of the swamps prominent throughout his home state of Florida. It’s spare, strange, and challenging at times, yet there’s something altogether soothing about this one as it takes you deep down through the sediment and then plunges you right into the marshy waters. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download. Edition of 100.
Cenote Glow – ‘Musa Paradisiaca’ C60 $8(US)/$12(CAN)/$15(World)
The first release from Cenote Glow in about a year, ‘Musa Paradisiaca’ blends synthesis and field recordings for a deep tropical journey. With sounds both captured in Mexico and recorded in Brooklyn, the release evokes the enriching warmth of the Yucatán Peninsula at times and the darker heart of the natural world at others. Sonically, found sounds are featured more in the foreground than previous Cenote Glow excursions, as musical passages flow between melodic effervescence, oceanic drones, and hypnotic whirlpools of abstract sound. Come ashore for an hour of memories and interpretations inspired by the uniquely beautiful land known as Quintana Roo. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download. Edition of 100.
cloudsound – ‘asperatus’ C38 $8(US)/$12(CAN)/$15(World)
Though he only began releasing music as cloudsound in 2014, Swedish resident and American expat Lee Boyd has been recording beautiful ambient guitar compositions directly to tape for years now. We’re excited to share his latest collection, ‘asperatus’, and it’s another stellar example of Boyd’s singular sound. cloudsound has all the lushness you could ever want from this kind of music, but Boyd’s loose, improvisational style feels distinctly homegrown – like a kind of cosmic blues brewed on Earth and then beamed out for the rest of the universe to enjoy. There’s just something so intoxicating about the combination of Boyd’s washed out guitar tones with the warmth of analog sound. Drink it up and drift away. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download. Edition of 100.
Charles Barabé – ‘Dates & Confessions’ C50 $8(US)/$12(CAN)/$15(World)
Hailing from Victoriaville, Charles Barabé is a unique standout among a crop of incredibly talented rising experimental musicians based in the province of Quebec. ‘Dates & Confessions’ features an eclectic and ecstatic variety of sounds that add up to one beautifully disorienting release. The cassette consists of four “Dates”, which are tightly composed melodic pieces featuring synthesizers, found sounds, subtle acoustic instrumentation, and Barabé’s heavily vocoded voice. Six “Confessions” round out the affair with looser, more improvisational and dissonant approaches to synthesis that act as appropriate foils. With the keen ability to combine elements of musique concrète, modern composition, prog, and much more, Barabé continually ratchets up the intensity throughout the release, leading up to a gorgeous, spacious finale that allows you to catch your breath and reflect on all that came before. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Comes with a free digital download. Edition of 100.