Galtta

Nick Stevens – ‘The New Age’
Riding in on his brand new neon pony, hi-fi bedroom cowboy, Nick Stevens comes to the big city to team up with producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Knight of Blue Jazz TV for a new sound in country and western. After hearing Knight’s “Pictures of Lindsey”, brimming with excitement, he tracked down Adrian at Skymall Studios with some bare bone demos. The two connected on their mutual love of synthesizers, Leonard Cohen, and chanterelle mushrooms. They signed a 4 year contract and NDA with Galtta and instantly got to work. Brushing out that old whiskey patina, the clean sound of drum machines and saxophones reveals a world of dormant feelings and stories about isolation, missed connections, and regrets. Alice Cohen, legendary performer and songwriter, joins the duo and lends her voice on four tracks, including “Easy To Hold,” a love song accented by expensive reverbs, synth bells, funky bass, and cheap percussion your sister brought you back from her trip to Costa Rica. A lone wanderer’s journey, ”The New Age” canters through dark alley ways and sunny 85° vacation landscapes. Hang up the old leather and lace for a freshly pressed Italian silk (high thread count) and Capezios. Pop a Zanny and kick up your feet — your flight is now taking off into the sunset!

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Dinzu Artefacts

Sebastiano Carghini – ‘Habituated By Reason’
Micro-acoustics. Tape loops. Solenoid motors activated by LFO eurorack modules. A familiar yet formidable presence.

Matthias Urban – ‘SiAl’
Field recordings from Iceland 2013 – 2016

De Ponti / Moretti – ‘Before We Were Foam We Were Unbridled Waves’
Erasure of the contradiction between real and imaginary. Temporal layers are juxtaposed with different speeds, creating polyphonies of sound spectrums. The time flux is not regular or linear, it’s bent.

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ZLI REŽIM

ZLI REŽIM – ‘THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION’ CS
ZLI REŽIM was a no wave / black metal / industrial band that existed for one afternoon in march 2004 during a private session at “Boom bar” (Split, Croatia). Hermetically sealed cassette tape. Circa 2 minutes per side. Limited edition of 50. Self-released in June 2018.

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Moremars

Philip Corner – ‘Piano Activitys Workplays’ CS 7E
Piano Activities score is one of the most iconic pieces of Fluxus and sonic art history, but also a positive work of transformation. All these years, Philip Corner never stop to expand the possibilities of that work, documented in various of releases, not only as a possibility of destruction art, but also as a form of experimentation. Piano Activitys Workplays is including four live recording based on four different workshops, that Philip Corner did with students, in various places in Europe. The pianos are not destroyed … “I think its time that people know this about that piece” Philip Corner … Piano Activitys Workplays is released in 100 cassettes, including 76 min of music and a text written from Philip Corner explaining the story of the score.

Lionel Marchetti – ‘Chasser (1ere etude naturelle)’ C45 7E
Lionel Marchetti (1967) is a notable French electroacoustic improviser and musique concrète composer, visual-sound artist, a writer and a poet. Chasser (2012) contains his “first natural study” Volet in three parts. Natural landscape recordings were used as the main sound source, manipulated and mixed with electronic sounds, piano tunes and poetry. “Chasser” is released as a limited number of 80 red coloured cassettes.

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Whereiswave?

TF+ – ‘Organic, Synthetic, Ensemble Material’ C16
Construction, deconstruction, assembly of field recordings and sound processes in electroacoustic syntax. With a background as electronic technician and programmer, TF+ focuses his artistic research on the organic aspects of sound with particular interest on the processes for granular synthesis. Already appeared in some releases on Swamp Tape series, the current project aims to exploring some dynamics related to the psychologic dimension of sound, with a combination of influences related to the previous Fldexp project and to the manipulation of altered signals. Limited edition of 50.

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Jozik

Belorukov & Zherbin – ‘To See Far and Wide’ C22
Analog wreckage with synthesizers, mixer feedback and noisy tape loops from Ilia Belorukov and Dmitri Zherbin. Debut release by this Russian-Finnish duo. Limited to 25 copies.

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Eyemyth Records

traven. – ‘NONE OV US STILL LIVING IS IN GOD’S GRACE’ CS $5
Mirroring modern life in its episodic ruminations and wyrdly shifting distortions, each piece of this peculiar, never settling little work has a ring of nervous fatality, a susurrus of disquieting urban ambience that serves as an abstracted backdrop to the blackened and shattered ravings of the quintessential marooned figure. This is panic-room chamber music, incorporating horn moan undercurrents, aphotic provocations, squalling feedback and ghostly acoustic drift. Are you dead, enquires the artist, or just dangerously detached from reality? Limited edition of 20, hand-marked.

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Geology Records

STRATA18 – Jordan Anderson – ‘Selected Acoustic Works’
Home recordings of acoustic guitar and piano from Jordan Anderson. Originally released under the Grand Mal moniker, here his acoustic songs are re-organized into a new unified whole and brought back in under his own name. Songs originally released on Fluere Tapes, Jeunesse Cosmique and Patient Sounds. Edition of 30 pro dubbed green cassettes in hand assembled boxes with a slipcase. Includes a mini book of Jordan’s poetry and a digital download card (download includes six bonus songs). $7.50 + sh

STRATA19 – Strange Mountain II – ‘Rides Eternal’
When Strange Mountain approached a very young Geology with his Inhibitions album back in 2014 I was honored to have a hand in releasing something so gorgeous and nuanced. This is the same artist… but a huge leap sideways. There are hints of old SM all over here, but this is an artist taking a pause, looking in a new direction and nailing it. Edition of 50 pro-dubbed black cassettes in hand assembled boxes with a slipcase. Includes a booklet of liner notes by Taufiq Rahman of the Jakarta Post and Jakartabeat.net, along with a digital download card. $7.50 + sh

STRATA20 – S. Oliwa – ‘Lost Memories’
I was a big fan of the work S Oliwa did a few years ago on Inner Islands and couldn’t be more excited to share Lost Memories with you. Oliwa is a master of the slow, super organic, build and making electronic music that feels alive. This is ambient techno with absolute heart and soul. Edition of 50 pro-dubbed transparent cassettes in hand assembled boxes with a slipcase. Includes a booklet of photos taken by the artist along with a digital download card. $7.50 + sh

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My Telephone Voice

Static Statek – ‘Volume I’
Static Statek consists of Rich Keeble and Sam LeGassick swapping vocals, guitars, drums, synths, samplers, loop pedals and homemade noise makers between them to create a ferocious assault of experimental noise. Their debut album clocks in at just under 3 hours and encompasses noise, punk, shoegaze, drone and electro. It was entirely improvised and recorded live in one day, straight into a Zoom H4 digital recorder. Keeble previously played drums in the LeGassick-fronted Pistol Gang & The Preacher and the pair together wrote and starred in multi-award winning comedy web series Rich Keeble Vanity Project. LeGassick now fronts noise/punk rock band Cells, and releases electronic music under the name Le Gassique. Keeble also fronts garage rock band Rich Keeble & The More Accomplished Musicians and works as an actor and voiceover artist. Guitars, Drums, Synths, Samplers, Noise makers, Vocals – Rich Keeble, Sam LeGassick. All lyrics & music by Keeble/LeGassick. Improvised and recorded live on Thursday 5 April 2018, straight into a Zoom H4 digital recorder.

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Betwixt & Between

Jacken Elswyth/Laurel Uziell and David Grundy – ‘Betwixt & Between 1’ CS/CDr £5
Jacken Elswyth is a London-based banjo player, exploring traditional tunes, extrapolations thereon, and improvisational / drone / noise pieces for clawhammer banjo and occasional accompaniments. She also organises Betwixt & Between tapes: an opportunity to draw together disparate strands of contemporary music-making across genres, communities, and locales. Each tape features music created by a different artist, paired with Jacken’s own banjo playing. The series aims to present interesting and unusual juxtapositions, and allow points of connection to emerge. On Betwixt & Between 1: Jacken Elswyth presents 5 traditional American folk tunes. Two are played straight, two are instrumental adaptations of songs, and the last is transformed into a starting point for improvisation against a shruti-box drone. Old-time Appalachian playing sits alongside inspiration from American Primitive guitarists and English folk revivalists to form a style that emphasises the ringing, droning qualities of the banjo. Laurel Uziell and David Grundy present two excerpts from a long improvisation for synths and electronics. Washes of sound by turns shimmering, rumbling, and pulsating, punctuated with fluttering atonal synths. Laurel is an improvising musician who also despairs, reads, and writes poetry – they’ve recently released the pamphlet ‘Instant Cop Death’ with Shit Valley press: shitvalley.tumblr.com . They write about electronic music for straylandings.co.uk/ . David is also an improvising musician and poet, and co-runs the small press Materials (material-s.blogspot.co.uk/). He writes about music, poetry, and beyond at streamsofexpression.blogspot.co.uk/ . Betwixt & Between 1 is available as a home-recorded cassette tape (black, in a clear plastic case, with a hand-printed art insert on brown card), as a CDr (white, in a brown card sleeve, with hand-printed art), or as a digital download. The cover features an image of a Blemmyae – a headless humanoid creature that has featured on the edge of maps and in catalogues of the unknown from Pliny’s Natural History, to the Letter of Pharasmenes to Hadrian, to the Hereford Mappa Mundi.

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