Goaty Tapes

Moon Reflecting – ‘Non G.M.O. Rain Dance’ $7
In the shadow of Arizona’s mesas, shrouded in swirls of sand, there exist the keyboard meditations of Cynthia Montross a.k.a. Moon Reflecting. Her instrumentals are hymns to a precarious planet: basslines blur like chemtrails smudged over the firmament; melodies glint through veils of narcotic mist. There is no consistent rhythm, no robotic sequencing. Her songs are wobbly and winding. They shuffle between tempos and lean in on off-beats. They twinkle at random. Non G.M.O. Rain Dance pulses like a transmission out of time, shot through with stardust and radiated soil, and left to wander the desert skies.

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Betwixt & Between

Shovel Dance Collective/C Joynes
For the seventh Betwixt & Between we’re changing the format a little. In place of another solo outing, Jacken is appearing as one member of the Shovel Dance Collective, a newly formed group of nine musicians exploring the folk traditions of these islands (and beyond). While nurturing the history of the source material, the collective brings to it sensibilities drawn from drone, improvisation, and metal. In so doing, they aim to uncover proto-feminist narratives and queer histories, and to make heard the voices of the working people that created and create the wealth of the world. On the other side we’re honoured to be joined by C Joynes as this edition’s contributing artist. Cambridge-based Joynes will be well known to many, as the master of a magpie approach to fingerpicking English parlour guitar. Recently leading C Joynes & The Furlong Bray, an ensemble featuring Dead Rat Orchestra, Cam Deas and Nick Jonah Davis, or working alongside dbh, Gavin Clarke, and Andrew Cheetham as Waterless Hills, Joynes is appearing solo here with an electrifying live set.

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Cruel Nature

Stuart Chalmers/Distant Animals – ‘Live at Cave 12’
Stuart Chalmers and Distant Animals explore the line between improvisation and composition with two long-form works for acoustic and electronic instruments. Sharing a stage at Geneva’s Cave 12 in 2019, these two recordings document intimate solo electro-acoustic performance. With Chalmers playing a prepared Swarmandal routed through a complex FX chain, and Distant Animals working with a modular-synthesiser and amplified wooden-box, both artists interrogate often radically different sound-worlds. The works are tied together by more than just a shared location, however; both are born of a careful, explorative navigation of timbre and rhythm, the line between acoustic and electronic sound constantly called into question.

Aidan Baker – ‘Stimmt’
Aidan Baker is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist from Toronto (now resident in Berlin) with the electric guitar his primary instrument. Using prepared and alternate methods of playing the guitar, along with various electronic effects, Baker creates music which generally falls within the ambient/experimental genre but draws on influences from rock, electronic, classical, and jazz.

MAbH ( Mortuus Auris & the Black Hand) – ‘Look Under’
MAbH is the solo project of UK based artist Peter Taylor, who has been producing music since 2008, having had his debut on Digitalis Limited. 21 albums and singles later, ‘Look Under’ has been born. ‘Look Under’ is a collection of seven pieces that claw beneath the surface, never quite fully appearing in the light. The dimness of sounds is that of a captured breath; a head, half-submerged in water – ears below the surface, and tired eyes watching the wider world flushing in chaos. Never quite drowning yet never coming up for air.

Fast Blood – ‘Fast Blood EP’
Comprised of stalwarts of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne DIY scene, Fast Blood played their first ever gig in April 2019 opening for Durham pop-punk mainstays Martha. They have since shared the stage with the likes of Jeffrey Lewis, Mannequin Pussy and Cocaine Piss. Recalling the likes of Pretty Girls Make Graves, F*cked Up and Hot Snakes.

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Monorail Trespassing

[mt135cs] Pedestrian Deposit – ‘Debilitant • Erase • Stitching’ 3CS
The early, solo-project era of PD had two concurrent but intentionally separate behaviors; the all encompassing genre-hybrid for which is most commonly known, and another infrequent mode as a traditional, old-school harsh noise project dealing in micro-edition releases of less accessible material. This is perhaps the most definitive release of that personality, originally released in 2003 in a limited edition of 30 copies. Consisting of five sides of blisteringly pure electronics recorded live in the studio and direct to tape with no editing — with the final side reserved for a long sound-collage piece — this cassette trilogy effectively links the two modes but also re-contextualizes the familiar elements of the project and presents them in isolated form, making for some of the most obscure and uncompromising PD material. Packaged in a triple cassette case with new artwork, with all tracks remastered in 2020.

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More Mars

Ezio Piermattei – ‘From Afar it Looks Like An Oriflamme’ C34
Italian sound artist Ezio Piermattei is an active musician since 2010. Until now, his work has been published through labels like Chocolate Monk, My Dance The Skull, Steep Gloss and his own Tutore Burlato label. ‘From Afar it Looks Like An Oriflamme’ captures some of the most delicate compositions by him. Detailed narratives are mixed with a big variety of field recordings, object and instrument sounds, as well as tape manipulation.

Brandstifter & Diurnal Burdens – ‘Manchmal Auch Nicht’ C44
Collaborative work between Brandstifter & Diurnal Burdens (Aka Ross Scott-Buccleuch). A great sound-collage with both artists using a big variety of analogue sound sources and materials like dictaphone field recordings, sound poetry snippets, homemade twin walkman tape looper, modular synth, effects pedals.

Jim Strong – ‘Voluntary Letters’ C30
Jim Strong is a visual artist, painter, performer & experimental instrument builder. Until now his music is released on respectful labels like Vitrine and Crisis Of Taste. He is the one half of Melkings, a collaborative group with T.D. & founder of the experimental label Cor Ardens. Jim Strong uses handcrafted instruments, spoken words, cracking noises & broken electronics.

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Nephew Lagoon

Newphew Lagoon – ‘Naked Fuse’ CD $10
nephew lagoon is the solo project of 27-year-old michigan based producer michael loren. using synthesizers, field recordings, and a laptop, michael creates deliberate compositions examining the harmony of ephemeral moments. naked fuse, the follow up to 2019’s isPlorica, further explores these playful musical collages, with each track rearranging itself like a chemical reaction or a cyborg dreaming in sound…

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Monorail Trespassing

[mt134cd] Pedestrian Deposit – ‘Nostalgia: 2000-06’ 3CD
Finally complete after 13 years of attempt. 44 tracks across 3 full discs, compiling all the essential non-album cuts from phase one PD — including 7 previously unreleased and never before heard — totaling over 3 hours of pioneering visceral, dramatic, fast-paced and constantly engaging brute-concréte electronics driven by urban dread, isolation, culture shock, social detachment and coming-of-age desires. Composed with the most primitive of means from the outside looking in. Guest appearances by Viodre, Sewer Election and Circuit Wound. All tracks have been remastered from their original digital files in 2020; throw away your mp3 rips and submit to a dense cerebral world of dimly lit street lights and exposed collarbones.

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Dinzu Artefacts

Dupleix/Forestiere/Pontvianne – ‘Geographies of Breath’
A glimpse into the indelible memory of three friends meeting in a Paris flat on a hot Summer afternoon. Convergence, pure interaction, the interactive possibilities of breath and mutual listening without shields.

Bardo Todol y Sus Aves Sin Nido – ‘El Dios Immaterial De Los Pájaros’
An attempt to connect and communicate with the birds and the wind by recreating the surrounding feelings in the woods near the artist’s home of Salsipuedes, Cordoba Argentina.

Xïola Yin – ‘Self–Contained Illusion (The Peak)’
Xïola Yin is the opposite yet not contradicting side of Aloïs Yang. This project focuses on deconstruction of existing works and recordings, random access and blending memories. Exploring the unstable and unpredictable outcomes of digital environment, through bespoke software instrument and live improvisation.

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Irrational Tenant

Creepyjoni – ’Visa Peace’ C40
Wet pair of mixes replete with foggy reflection whirlpools. Catch and release and reminisce and become one with water again. Rave-y, stony not fried.

UVC – ’Haulin’ Bundles at the Glue Factory’ C20
A hallucinatory recreation of early 20th century electrical currents converging on electromagnetic field. What the world sounded like through the wires before we were born.

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Geomancy Records

Grex – ‘Everything You Said Was Wrong’
Bay Area art rock/experimental duo Grex release their new studio full-length, titled Everything You Said Was Wrong, September 5, 2020 on Geomancy Records (formats include LP, CD, and digital on Bandcamp, streaming). This record, an explosive blend of 60s free jazz, electronic rock, experimental hip-hop, and noise music, speaks to the embattled radicalism and outsider culture of 2020. It may be Grex’s last. The band intends to direct proceeds from this record to social causes.

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