Galtta

Ron Thomas and John Swana – ‘Serenity’ CS
4 long tracks of vast, otherworldly synth landscapes, “Serenity” is the 3rd recorded collaboration between John Swana and Ron Thomas. (Previous albums: “Cycles” and “Elysium” on Vectordisc). John Swana – Jazz trumpeter and wizard of the E.V.I. (10 solo albums on Criss Cross). John pulls together deep sound design and virtuosic melodic runs. Sophisticated synth candy! Ron Thomas – A composer and jazz pianist, Ron brings together both worlds in his ability to create immersive musical landscapes. Pat Martino’s keyboard player in the 70’s, a student of Stockhausen, and friend of John Cage; it’s hard to describe Ron’s complex musical web, but one can start with his website: www.ronthomasmusic.com

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Beartown

Russell Walker – ‘Roadside Piss-Up’ £4 (world)
Russell Walker (The Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets, Charcoal Owls) presents two slices of tangled poetical musings. Short stories and jumble sale chit chat tangle together across 30 mins of clotted jotter stock – spread out and torn up, then spread out again. Broadcasting directly from the addled hive mind! A human radio tunes in and checks out – broadcasts tumble out over the home counties, slip out on the A roads and slither into the service station forecourts. “Tonic from the 24 hour palace…” Limited to 44 copies, clear tape with “rave worm” on-tape sticker and pro-printed full colour artwork on HEAVY paper. Album photograph by Rowan Walker.

Beyt Al Tapes – ‘Degendt’ £4 (world)
Following a triumphant appearance at Colour What Done Gone Up There FEST in Brighton (choccymunk.fr.com), Beyt Al Tapes presents a welcome dose of cosmic brain gunge – guaranteed to take the edge off. If dribbly analogue squelch and foggy hypno-mumble are your bag, get ready… Lost in the haunted jungle, dosed up on loopy juice, the chainsaw circle tightens. Come! Ride down the mountains of madness and stop at the burger van of eternity – we’re buying. The secret sauce is experimental music, hehe. Limited to 51 tapes with pro-printed “Lycra Summit” artwork, this is a pure, loving tribute to the Flemish meteor. Clear tapes with black mountain on-tape stickers. Gira d’Beartown! :/

Slump – ‘Shashlik Mandibles’ £4 (world)
Rising from the ashes & collapsing into more ashes. Slump returns with another artefact from the digital tomb. “According to Barbara Speake, founder of the eponymous stage school Collins later attended, “Phil was always special; aged five he entered a Butlins talent contest singing Davy Crockett, but he stopped the orchestra halfway through to tell them they were in the wrong key.” His professional acting training began at the age of 14, at the Barbara Speake Stage School, a fee-paying but non-selective independent school in East Acton, west London, whose talent agency had been established by his mother.” A double sided C30, 15 minutes from side A repeats on side B. Double the fun. Complete with full colour pro-printed “transcending Runcorn” artwork.

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Tanzprocesz

tzpLIVE14 LA RACE – ‘Live series Vol. 14’ CS
la race as a one-shot quartet and recorded live in october 2018. controlled savagery – those who were there know, the others now will. sewing machine artwork and inserts.

tzpCS61 GEL NAILS – ‘Cool spam from the inventors of purgatory’ CS
experimental focalization, pop manipulations, refined approach. radiant proposals for a rough world. the future is in your hands.

tzpCS62 PLACENTA POPEYE – ‘Le cimetière de la mort’ CS
after years of silence and a crowd of almost hysterical fans, new “studio” release. the rock format in its most impure version, the recorders poorly tuned as surprise guests. the noise and the fury.

tzpADM AMEDEE DE MURCIA – ‘Mangé par les oiseaux’ CD
new proposal of the man who hides behind somaticae. naturalism and noise electro-acoustics. microscopic assemblies and electron swirls.

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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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