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Eyemyth

Verhlaten – ‘Land’ CS $6
Wall like, jarringly ominous electronic music from Modern Tapes founder and formerly Albuquerque based Verhalten. A singular voice navigating the intersections between techno, harsh noise and modular synth music. Pristine, delicate and rich soundscapes performed, recorded and mastered by Verhalten himself. Limited edition of 30 cassettes.

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Galtta

Billy N’ Dave – ‘Share My Chaise’ CS
Billy G. Robinson and David Lackner first met on a gig in 2009 and have since collaborated on many projects together including records with Blue Jazz TV and Synthetic Love Dream. They continue to gig together at least once a week, and have formed a deep friendship built on long drives and sitting in traffic around NY. “Often at 2am we would be on the road and have these long talks in the car; so much time over the years to kick back and forth ideas about making music, selling vitamins, spirituality, and lots of other stuff you do NOT need to know about. To me, the record sounds like late night driving through New Jersey at the hour of the wolf. The sequence, I hope, feels like a retrospective looking back on a couple’s long life together.” -DL. Billy began his career in music as a child singing and touring with Glen Jones and the Gospel Modulations (yes, “that” Glen Jones) After leaving his home in Jacksonville, Florida and moving to New York in 1978. He became the lead singer for the group B.T. Express in 1980, and shifted into music production around 1997. He enjoyed a solo career with Apollo/Motown records throughout the 80s. Dave comes from playing jazz sax and piano in Philly. After moving to NY, he mostly switched to pop music, minimalism, and running Galtta. After talking about it for 5 years, the two finally finished a record together and the outcome is “Share My Chaise”; 9 smooth tunes covered in synths, sax, trumpet, drums, bass, guitar, and percussion. “Trust” is co-written and sang by Genevieve Kammel Morris (Lauds). Big thanks to Blue Jazz TV members Adrian Knight, Max Zuckerman, and Mike Advensky for playing on the record. And Dan Nissenbaum for his trumpet playing on track 1. Track 9 is dedicated to Sharon Robinson. Recorded and mixed in BK, NY at the Galtta studio. Produced by D Lackner. Edition of 115 cassettes.

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Monorail Trespassing

Sunk Cost – ‘Altitude Sickness’ C40
Sunk Cost is Johnathan Cash, a young man based in Denver, Colorado who knows his noise composition. Altitude Sickness is fourty non-stop minutes of intense stereo-panning, hyper-active jump cuts and perfectly-timed breakdowns, in the tradition of the Japanese and American post-treaty leaders, with nary a moment wasted. Features guest electronics from Richard Ramirez on one track. 100 copies .

Nystrand/Klein – ‘Bayou Stickee’ C22
Dual hellfire studio collaboration recorded in Sweden from Nystrand (VMS Elit, Quack Quack, Heinz Hopf) and Klein (techno outlaw, here in psychedelic synth mode). Sharpened oscillators navigate the undercurrent of distortion and crumble. Sticky and chunky, like aural peanut brittle. 100 copies.

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Telekosmik

John Nap – ‘John Nap EP’
Telekosmik proudly announces our final release of the decade, an EP of tasty acid bangers from John Nap. The latest addition to the label roster, John Nap picks up from where the producer’s previous project, Traducer, left off. This new identity comes with a renewed sense of energy and focus that has resulted in his best work yet. The album’s six tracks surge and seethe through analog bass lines and fractured beats, with a musicality born from forced piano lessons as a kid. Continuing a love/hate relationship with modern technology, the artist chose to avoid careful computer composition in favor of a more spontaneous, free-flowing approach. The resulting EP is available now on cassette or as a digital download.

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Cruel Nature

Corpse Twitcher – ‘Bring Your Dead’
Limited edition 40 copies. corpse tWitcHer provide ominous murk from deepest, darkest Gateshead (UK). Tectonic bass rumbles, tortured shrieks, guttural howls and an overall atmosphere of something terribly wrong. corpse tWitcHer is the often overlooked project of The Soundroom’s chief audio engineer and sonic experimentalist MP Wood (known for his work with Bong, Nathalie Stern, Blown Out, waheela; Mirrored Lips; Fret! and many more) and fellow noise merchant Paul Fellows, who also provided the album artwork.

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Histamine Tapes

The Corrupting Sea – ‘Ontology’ CS $8
81 minutes of synth drones and field recordings. A meditation on the nature of being.

Liquid Maus – ‘Carriage House’ CS $8
Ambient music with a bit of a beat in one track. A collaboration between Eric Bertrand and Jason Engling, that sat forgotten about for a decade. My shortest tape, and also the first I that I have hand spliced.

Arowan – ‘common quale’ CS $8
Also ambient music, with the occasional noisy parts. Also philosophically themed. The inspiration comes from his study of Phenomenology.

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Beartown

Glands of External Secretion – ‘Spicy Your Life’
A huge ursine pleasure to have Glands of External Secretion darken our door with 30 minutes of puddle-brain brilliance. The dreamscape explodes in every direction and the walls are splattered with shimmering sonic sunshine – a life-altering walkabout in the outback of the unconscious – expect messages from within to go straight to answerphone for the foreseeable. You’re on borrowed time. Describe it in a single word? sonic spongiform. C30 with day-glo MEXICO artwork by SG.

Odie Ji Ghast – ‘Give2Your Other… Hand’
AKA Greta Buitkute. Spoken word, spoken screech, spoken rattle – ripped off, ripped apart and re-assembled in undulating collision of blissful disorientation. Rhythms may come and rhythms may go, but we’ll always have Pott Shriggley as they say up our end. Messages from beyond creeping through the shattered wireless – engage your fifth eye and relax into the madness for once in your sodding lyf. C30 with “wood chip” artwork. All in all, a bloody good tape (and that’s swearing).

Yoni Silver – ‘Nethertongue’
Brass Challenger! Yoni Silver descends on the muddy cave with gifts of bright light and/or sonic collage. Side A rolls and warbles through the harmonic garden with its eyes firmly shut! Strange forms of life littering the landscape, while side B finds us back in Panic Town Upon Thames, edging passed the haunted workshop – a grinding growl relaxes into a symphony of whelps and wails before the grip is tightened one final time… CHEWY! Yoni shows off his broken beauty on the regz, find out when next here – yonisilver.wordpress.com/news Yoni plays bass clarinet, alto sax, violin and his own vocal folds. Clear tape with artwork by YS.

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Hare Akedod

Les Halles C24
Baptiste Martin has been crafting fragile pastures of pan flute, field recordings, and stargazing keys as Les Halles since 2012, inspired by a formatively nostalgic night alone “watching the summer sky, thinking of all the mystery.” Hare Akedod, the antwerp-based label of David Edren (DSR Lines) and Bent Von Bent (Ōgon Batto), is proud to present Les Halles’ Golden Hour, a limited edition C24 cassette, the labels 11th release. “Golden Hour I-VI, was made on the computer, between Lyon and Paris in late 2018. I made dozens of patches with a modeling synth and tried to somehow recreate sounds of acoustic instruments, using happy accidents and randomness. Second side, Golden Hour VII, is a 12-minute piece that I started to compose during a week-long residency at Silo in Cannes-et-Clairan, South of France, September 2018. On site was a large concrete silo where the sound endlessly twirls and spins around. I composed the piece creating samples of different synths and various digital tools playing with the reverb. End of the afternoon after the working sessions, it was nice to go up the silo, sip wine and contemplate the golden hour with the co-residents.” B.Martin. Limited Edition of 90 clear frosty white tapes with gold print in golden cassette case with two sided fullcolour artwork. All tracks composed by Baptiste Martin in various places: Side A composed in Lyon and Paris, 2018. Side B was composed with the material recorded at the Silo Residency in Cannes-et-Clairan, 2018.

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Monorail Trespassing

Scant – ‘Estrangement’ C24
Second MT tape for East Coast linchpin M. Boettke after 2015’s ‘Wake of Dissolution.’ Two untitled tracks of smoldering and combustible iron roar; the A-side being an impeccable decoding of the center of an incinerator rising to full steam, while Side B proceeds into the crackling of heat embers burning out, eventually giving way to an undercurrent pulse of sub bass oscillation. Mastered by John Pyle. 100 copies.

Ligature – ‘245 Days in Hell’ C20
NYC’s Chris Hansell — armed with the tools of AM radio, tape loops, field recordings, contact mic and synth — presents twenty minutes of harrowing audio drama and collage wrought from a period of deep personal turmoil. Isolated, repurposed audio materials form a subtle melodic backdrop with layers of organic and complimentary electro-acoustics uncoiling into focused outbursts of overloaded, poised harsh sculpture before descending into concrete ruminations. No help in sight. 100 copies.

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Shhpuma

Kalman/Fredrik Rasten – ‘Weaving a Fabric of Winds’ CD/LP
Egil Kalman and Fredrik Rasten invite us for an idyllic journey where they explore long lasting and slowly developing chords and justly tuned harmonic relationships between an acoustic guitar with steel strings and a modular synthesizer. These are warm and depurated sounds that will stick into your head long after the music stops.

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