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  • Sage Taylor: The Parallels & Rhythms EP (Vinyl)

    Sage Taylor: The P...

    The second release on Dutch, Amsterdam based, label Shimmering Moods Records comes to us from Portland, OR composer Sage Taylor. The Parallels & Rhythms EP is comprised of two serene and beautifully glitchy ambient works on side A, and two warm and summery tracks on Side B. The first 50 copies of the EP will include a bonus, limited-run CD of floating, glitched-out ambient pieces as ‘Parallelism,’ a new recording alias geared more toward experimental and atmospheric sounds. The EP will be limited to 300 hand-numbered clear and white mixed-color vinyls, and there will be no repress. – Parallels I …

  • Mytrip: Empty (Vinyl)

    Mytrip: Empty (Vin...

    A dark ambient / drone project from Bulgaria scattering its music since 2005. Limited to 250 copies on a 7″ black vinyl, they sound warm as death. All done at night. All in a breath. ‘Mytrip’s sound has reached a new frontier’ ~ 5/5, tunning into the obscure ‘Empty’ is a collection that explores lonely spaces and does it well.’ ~ 7.2, Beach Sloth Empty by Mytrip

  • Richard J. Birkin: Songs For Spoken Words (Vinyl)

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    Limited to 250 copies. Single-sided cream coloured 12″ vinyl with printed inner sleeves. Comes with free download. Instrumental music written to accompany words by Michael Frearson. See the words, animated along with the music, at www.songsforspokenwords.com “In its sweet, low-key way, Songs for Spoken Words is magnificent. It’s as if you’re hosting a cutting edge artistic event in the comfort of your own office, living room or train seat. Within a few lines of “Being That Person” you’re hooked. Technically dazzling and emotionally involving.” – The Arts Desk “Listen and marvel.” – Collective Zine “…recalling the recent soundtrack works of …

  • Grawl!x: Good Grief (Vinyl)

    Grawl!x: Good Grie...

    Limited Edition of 250 copies. Heavyweight black vinyl. Printed inner sleeves and free digital download. “Grawl!x’ debut album is a misty dream of melancholic shoegazing and rich soundscapes of compelling tunes. A mixture that ends up as a mature and perfectly executed album which is rounded off with hazy, distant vocals that guide you from the fragile beginning of “Good Grief” to the trembling and moving climax towards the end. There’s a lot to discover in the rich and detailed arrangements of the songs, but even the sparse parts on the album are anxious to please – and they do …

  • Das Sombreros: The Lamp (Vinyl)

    Das Sombreros: The...

    Das Sombreros – to rhyme with ‘hair loss’ rather than ‘pharaohs’ – is Pedro Wong and Klaus Patel. The pseudonymous duo develop ‘paranoiac collages’ that layer found and treated sounds with nonsensical, misheard phrases and fleeting moments of musicality. The results can be hallucinatory, sinister, erotic and hilarious – sometimes all at once. Despite the ambient washes that permeate the nine tracks that constitute The Lamp, the music of Das Sombreros could never be consigned to the background. It demands to be listened to, not just heard. However, as with all the best experimental music, the work the listener is …

  • Steve Reich / Ensemble Avantgarde: Four Organs / Phase Patterns / Pendulum Music (Vinyl)

    Steve Reich / Ense...

    Three early compositions (1968-1970) by Steve Reich, one of the most prolific exponents of minimal music, in stunning interpretations by the critically acclaimed Ensemble Avantgarde. Available on vinyl (180gr, gatefold sleeve incl. download code) for the first time ever! Steve Reich (born 1936) is undoubtedly one of the key figures in 20th century contemporary music and along with Terry Riley or Philip Glass one of the founding fathers of so-called minimal music. With classics like “Music For 18 Musicians”, “Drumming” or “Different Trains” the American composer proved himself one of “a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to …

Latest CDs

  • VA: Dendrology (CD)

    VA: Dendrology (CD...

    The next Ology incarnation, this time as Dendrology, took place on 1st November 2014 in the Barn at The Railway, Winchester. We are pleased to announce that the following artists joined us: Robert Curgenven, known for his work with organ, feedback and resonance; Plurals, the Brighton-based drone improv group; the extremely talented improvisational violinist Jennifer Allum; and finally Stereocilia, with a mix of guitar and live looping techniques. All in all another fascinating night of experimental music! Tracks: Robert Curgenven – Gran Coda Andante Jennifer Allum – Live @ Fort Process – 13/09/2014 Stereocilia – Release Recorded Live @ Electric …

  • VA: Fluviology (CD)

    VA: Fluviology (CD...

    Recorded at an Ologies gig upstairs at the Railway in Winchester on 23rd July 2014, featuring the ethereal majesty of Delphine Dora and Sophie Cooper plus field recording artist Sebastiane Hegarty and our very own Joe Evans. Tracks: Delphine Dora – An infinite sadness Sophie Cooper – Double Sunday Serbastiane Hegarty – Rehearsal for if wet Joe Evans – The Bells of Gelsenkirchen Sophie Cooper – Tonight you belong to Me

  • Visionary Hours: Footfalls Echo (CD)

    Visionary Hours: F...

    Following on from various self-released albums, Footfalls Echo is the latest offering from West Yorkshire born, Krakow based artist Hayden Berry, aka Visionary Hours. Always aiming to offer something different with each release, Visionary Hours uses a wide variety of acoustic instruments to create slowly evolving ambient/modern-classical pieces, full of space and gently revealed micro melodies. Strings, guitar, vocals, flute and clarinet are all in check on Footfalls Echo. Together with Richard Formby (Spectrum, Mogwai, Dakota Suite, The Jazz Butcher), Berry combined these instruments with genuine tape delay created through a Revox B77 reel to reel tape recorder. Various other …

  • Aidan Baker: Half Lives (2xCD)

    Aidan Baker: Half ...

    Half Lives is the Gizeh Records follow-up album to Baker’s acclaimed 2013 album Already Drowning. While that album was built around the guest vocals of female singers – including Carla Bozulich, Jessica Bailiff and Geneviéve Castrée (O Paon) – Half Lives comprises two separate but interconnected albums and Baker’s loose concept was that they would bridge the more abstract/experimental and song-oriented natures of his work. Both albums were recorded in August 2014 in Berlin and are the product of initial extended improvisations that were then arranged into coherent pieces – ‘constructed’ rather than ‘composed’. In these senses, parallels can be …

  • Western Skies Motel: Prism (CD)

    Western Skies Mote...

    Western Skies Motel is the solo project of Danish guitarist René Gonzàlez Schelbeck. Exploring the intimate nature of the classical guitar, the thirteen pieces on Prism unfold around a theme of balancing light and darkness, uncovering an undercurrent of reflections on solitude in the creative process. Relying on a variety of open tunings, mantric repetitions and droning strings, Western Skies Motel seeks to create a timeless space where the guitar becomes the lens in which the nuances reveal themselves. The album also sees Western Skies Motel experimenting with the 3rd bridge technique, pioneered by such experimentalists as Fred Frith and …

  • Drawing Virtual Gardens: Six Weeks Were Too Long To Wait (Deluxe CD)

    Drawing Virtual Ga...

    We are very pleased to be bringing you this first full length release from Drawing Virtual Gardens, entitled “Six Weeks Were Too Long To Wait”. DVG is American born electronic music artist, David Gutman, who currently lives in Belgium. This set of seven somewhat tense and at times industrial sounding, yet still melodic and tenderly manipulated tracks was inspired mainly by the impending birth of his first daughter. Recorded while waiting for her birth, and mixed and mastered during the extra three weeks she was kept in the hospital (hence the title), it is a paean to patience, hopefulness and …

  • Drawing Virtual Gardens: Six Weeks Were Too Long To Wait (CD)

    Drawing Virtual Ga...

    We are very pleased to be bringing you this first full length release from Drawing Virtual Gardens, entitled “Six Weeks Were Too Long To Wait”. DVG is American born electronic music artist, David Gutman, who currently lives in Belgium. This set of seven somewhat tense and at times industrial sounding, yet still melodic and tenderly manipulated tracks was inspired mainly by the impending birth of his first daughter. Recorded while waiting for her birth, and mixed and mastered during the extra three weeks she was kept in the hospital (hence the title), it is a paean to patience, hopefulness and …

  • Simon Whetham & Canned Fit: Elephant in the Salon (CD)

    Simon Whetham ...

    Simon is a well-known UK experimental sound artist with releases on labels such as Cronica Electronica, Flaming Pines, Line, Rural Colours, The Helen Scarsdale Agency to name a few, while Canned Fit aka Christine Schörkhuber, a Vienna based sound artist has appeared on digital various artists compilations. This is her first physical appearance. The sound artist Christine Schörkhuber works with a fragile yet powerful setup consisting of self-built electronic analogue interfaces, sonorous everyday commodities and her voice. The performance is trembling between subtle crunchy sounds, song fragments, noise-fields and penetrating drones. Christine Schörkhuber and Simon Whetham met in early 2013 …

Latest Tapes

  • Jeremy Young: Chants Beneath The Bed Of The Furnace Brook (Tape)

    Jeremy Young: Chan...

    Inspired by the stream that flows through my parents’ town in upstate New York, this piece was written as a descriptive reflection of movement and stillness. I have walked along the banks of this frozen brook in Winter, witnessed its healthy rushing energy in Autumn and savored its pacifying calm in green Spring. Its name suggests imagery of both heat and coolness, and I wanted this to be represented in the mixing. The solemn stillness of the single icey tone and jagged high frequency shards of feedback balance out through Greg’s impressive mastering which seems to have run through the …

  • Fischerle & Micromelancolié: Moulding (Tape)

    Fischerle & M...

    Limited edition of 75 c34 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card and download code. Decaying Winter drones loops and found sounds from the collaboration of Fischerle & Micromelancolié. Moulding by Fischerle & Micromelancolié

  • MonoLogue: The Sea From The Trees (Tape)

    MonoLogue: The Sea...

    Limited edition of 75 c43 produbbed and imprinted cassettes. Pro printed double sided J card and download code. Ambient synth drone movements courtesy of Marie e le Rose’s MonoLogue project. The Sea From The Trees by MonoLogue

  • The Child of A Creek: Hidden Tales and Other Lullabies (Tape)

    The Child of A Cre...

    “Hidden Tales and Other Lullabies is a 6song completely instrumental ambient/abstract/electronic/postrock record I’ve recently written, composed, performed and recorded with synthetizers, piano, field recordings, acoustic and electric guitars. Mixed and mastered in a recording studio near home. I have a particular love for this record and for its dreaming touch, gloomy sounds, circular waves, reverbs and echoes, various processed field recordings (paper, glass etc..)” Audiofollia.it, September 2014, review by Francesco Lenzi. The second work, out this month, by The Child of A Creek will be released on cassette by the danish record label Metaphysical Circus: this is a work-initially-anticipated as …

Latest Books

  • James Vella: Devourings (Book)

    James Vella: Devou...

    The shortest tale can leave the longest impression. Devourings collects a variety of stories – each its own piece but bound to the next by a broader, unifying theme: being enveloped, devoured, by a moment, an encounter, a political situation, an emotion – which connect with absolute potency. Be they over a handful of paragraphs or a spread of pages, these short – and shorter – stories linger with a palpable resonance. Devourings travels to many destinations, encompassing several scenarios and introducing myriad protagonists – and, frequently, antagonists. ‘Esthers’ follows a snaking murder plot set in 1940s Argentina; the malevolent …

  • Phil Legard: Angelystor (Book & CD)

    Phil Legard: Angel...

    “There was a tradition in this parish that on All-Hallows’ Eve a Spirit announced from the altar the names of those who were doomed to die in the coming year. The Spirit was locally called Angelystor.” – Elias Owen, 1887 Estimated at 4,000 to 5,000 years old, the ancient yew in the churchyard of St. Digain, Llangernyw may be oldest living thing in the British Isles. It is strangely apt that such a long lived tree – immortal by comparison to our own lifespans – should grow next to a church reputed to be haunted by an ‘angel of death’, …

  • Atay Ilgun: Enuma Elis (Book)

    Atay Ilgun: Enuma ...

    Also spelled as ‘Enuma Elish’, Enûma Eliš is the Babylonian creation mythos named after its opening words (incipit) which means ‘when on high’. It’s about thousand lines recorded in Old Babylonian on seven clay tablets. Here on this chapbook, the term ‘when on high’ is re-worked as poems about life, creation, death and eternity. Following a vague sequence, it starts covering meditations on flowers, stars, life and the idea of most absolute beginning and ending, but till the end poem itself finds remedies in the everlasting harmony of incarnation and fragments which has no beginning or ending. Even in smallest …

  • Aidan Baker: Passing Through (Book)

    Aidan Baker: Passi...

    It all starts from a famous maxim of uncertain authorship – Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – and from a trope that is also a neurological phenomenon – synesthesia, the description or perception of one kind of sensation in terms of another. Smelling words, seeing sounds, hearing colours. Aidan Baker deliberately and skillfully plays with such figures, applying them not only to sensations but also to artistic techniques. The poems in this collection are about artworks that use other media than words – paintings, films and songs by a selection of such artists as Man Ray, Wim …

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Padang Food Tigers: Ready Country Nimbus (Vinyl)

Warm… Embracing… Nostalgic… Emotive. A few words to describe the indefinable, thrown into the wind to pin the immersive atmospheres located within the wax of Padang Food Tigers’ (ex-drone folk heroes, Rameses III) new album, Ready Country Nimbus. Comparable to feathers floating in the breeze, this London-based duo (Stephen Lewis and Spencer Grady) make their gentle passage via sublime vignettes to set up residence in pastures new. Theirs is the sound of dirt and cobwebs being swept from the corners of childhood memories. The world weeps tears of knowledge, comfort, concentration, enlightenment, while handing flowers to a parade of beautiful women.

Ready Country Nimbus is an emotional sepia-tinged blend of tones, gospel, and spirit. It’s more than music, it’s a swelling presence. It’s inflated poetry, bent and focused through the necks of guitars, banjos and nature. It’s kind of holy.

Padang Food Tigers don’t really write songs, they render the fabric from the air itself, and craft it into immense works of yonder. We’ve tried to put into words; we’re damned for even trying.

Put the record on, immerse yourself in it. Free yourself of the irritation of gravity, and find the sense to wander freely into the magical realms this album creates. Everything after will come back into focus at the right time and place, but for the time you suspend yourself in their work, the world will taste a bit different, the edges slightly blurred, and beauty will reign. Take a trip. Find the gold.

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DVD of The Week

  • Alessio Ballerini, Enrico Coniglio, Attilio Novellino: ‘Loud Listening – Through the Sound of Murano Glass’ (DVD)

    Alessio Ballerini,...

    The artistic residence of ‘LOUD LISTENING – THROUGH THE SOUND OF MURANO GLASS’ was held between 28th and 31st January, 2014. The entire residence was documented through a docu-film. The DVD contains the documentary film as well as the sounds recorded in the furnaces and the places of glass production in some of the most important furnaces of Murano.

  • thisquietarmy: Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil (DVD)

    thisquietarmy: Liv...

    This is the complete thisquietarmy live performance that took place at Centro Cultural Sao Paulo in Brazil on June 23rd, 2013. The concert marked the end of the TQA Brazilian tour where he performed 14 shows through May & June 2013 to promote the split LP with Sao Paulo-based band Labirinto released on Dissenso Recordings. For this “homecoming” Brazilian gig, thisquietarmy performs a special encore with two members from Labirinto: Muriel Curi on drums/electronics & Ricardo Pereira on bass. The DVD compiles and crossovers video footage by Claud Peer & Rodrigo Florentino with thisquietarmy’s live visuals and the live soundboard …

CD of The Week

  • Drawing Virtual Gardens: Six Weeks Were Too Long To Wait (Deluxe CD)

    Drawing Virtual Ga...

    We are very pleased to be bringing you this first full length release from Drawing Virtual Gardens, entitled “Six Weeks Were Too Long To Wait”. DVG is American born electronic music artist, David Gutman, who currently lives in Belgium. This set of seven somewhat tense and at times industrial sounding, yet still melodic and tenderly manipulated tracks was inspired mainly by the impending birth of his first daughter. Recorded while waiting for her birth, and mixed and mastered during the extra three weeks she was kept in the hospital (hence the title), it is a paean to patience, hopefulness and …

  • Elian: Cutting up the Sun (CD) – preorder

    Elian: Cutting up ...

    Released 1st May 2015 The second release on The Long Story Recording Company comes from American experimental electronic musician Elian aka Michael Duane Ferrell who has been making music for over 8 years with the most recent, “Harrowgate” (Home Normal, 2015) getting glowing reviews from the likes of A Closer Listen and Textura – “Heavily synthetic and electronic in character, Harrowgate is many things: multi-dimensional, chilly, severe, mystical, and even, yes, harrowing. Waves of synthetic sounds ebb and flow whilst percussive noises of indeterminate origin punctuate the streaming flow with their alien presence.” “Cutting up the Sun” is his new …

  • Pines: The Field Journal (Deluxe 3″)

    Pines: The Field J...

    “The Field Journal” is the latest release from North Carolina based Pines, aka Zachary Corsa. This EP length, mini disc release is a soundtrack of sorts to a drive through a deserted countryside of dead fields, frosty windows, empty hallways, old polaroids, bare tree branches and barns. Pastoral and melodic… sometimes bleak… always nostalgic…this lovely blend of electronics and instrumentations will have you dozing on the front porch, once you arrive at your destination…and dreaming of spring… TRS051 is available in just one, limited edition version of 65 copies. Each of these beauties comes housed in a vintage, 4” square …

  • Sonmi451: The Limbic System (Deluxe CD)

    Sonmi451: The Limb...

    For our 50th release, we are extremely pleased to bring you this latest beauty from returning artist, Sonmi451, aka Bernard Zwijzen. This melodic and crystalline set of electronically treated ambiance is entitled “The Limbic System”, and brings to mind, so to speak, that part of our brains that regulate the creative process, and that are involved in motivation, emotion, learning, and memory. These are perfectly inspirational sounds for those days spent in the studio creating music or art of one’s own…or in dreaming the day away instead! TRS050 is available in two versions. The deluxe, limited version, in an edition …

Vinyl of The Week

  • Sage Taylor: The Parallels & Rhythms EP (Vinyl)

    Sage Taylor: The P...

    The second release on Dutch, Amsterdam based, label Shimmering Moods Records comes to us from Portland, OR composer Sage Taylor. The Parallels & Rhythms EP is comprised of two serene and beautifully glitchy ambient works on side A, and two warm and summery tracks on Side B. The first 50 copies of the EP will include a bonus, limited-run CD of floating, glitched-out ambient pieces as ‘Parallelism,’ a new recording alias geared more toward experimental and atmospheric sounds. The EP will be limited to 300 hand-numbered clear and white mixed-color vinyls, and there will be no repress. – Parallels I …

Tape of The Week

  • The Child of A Creek: Hidden Tales and Other Lullabies (Tape)

    The Child of A Cre...

    “Hidden Tales and Other Lullabies is a 6song completely instrumental ambient/abstract/electronic/postrock record I’ve recently written, composed, performed and recorded with synthetizers, piano, field recordings, acoustic and electric guitars. Mixed and mastered in a recording studio near home. I have a particular love for this record and for its dreaming touch, gloomy sounds, circular waves, reverbs and echoes, various processed field recordings (paper, glass etc..)” Audiofollia.it, September 2014, review by Francesco Lenzi. The second work, out this month, by The Child of A Creek will be released on cassette by the danish record label Metaphysical Circus: this is a work-initially-anticipated as …

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  • Michiru Aoyama: In a Dream (CD) – preorder

    Michiru Aoyama: In...

    Release date: 24-4-2015 Michiru Aoyama is a 29 year old ambient composer from Kyoto. He studied electronic music in Berlin and the result of that journey led him to ambient music. Fast forward a couple of years and the young producer has managed to showcase an understanding of experimental music that rivals that of already established artists in the genre. His most recent piece, which holds the title “In A Dream” will be a true soundtrack for the ambient aficionado worldwide. The album opener To You, Relax, gently leads the listener into a warm and calm world where the noise …

  • Gallery Six: gasansui (CD)

    Gallery Six: gasan...

    “Crisp, clear water flows on either side of me as I drift outward from the beach, my vessel gulping in the fresh air of dawn. The subtle treasure of moss balls are visible below the surface. I disappear into a wall of fog and reach my destination on the other side of the lake” by Joe LiTrenta (Bengalfuel) Hidekazu Imashige aka Gallery Six is an artist and composer who lives in Hiroshima, Japan. For his new album “gasansui” he has crafted a delicate collection of ambient moodscapes which are ideal for relaxation and introspection. Each track is a gorgeous picture …

  • VA: Meditations 2 (CD)

    VA: Meditations 2 ...

    Late night, early morning, deep forest, blue sky, rainy afternoons, city lights, snowy forest trails, endless roads, haziness, vaporize, frost, mist, sun …. Shimmering Moods Records brings you Meditations part 2, limited 125 hand numbered CDs in a special packaging. Mastered by Early Reflections. Selected by Shimmering Moods. 1. Echo Grid – Through Mist 2. Early Reflections – 2.34 3. ~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ – Caminarsinluz 4. Limited Liability Sounds – Unfinished Flight 5. Parallelism – DMF 6. ~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ – Nubesoscuras 7. Benjamin Finger – The Woods Are Not What They Seem 8. Parallelism – Bokeh 9. Echo Grid – Damage 10. V™ …

  • Parallelism: Untitled (CD)

    Parallelism: Untit...

    Debut CD album “Untitled” on Shimmering Moods Records from Sage Taylor’s Parallelism project, a new recording alias geared more toward experimental and atmospheric sounds. 8 tracks of pure glitched-out, mind blowing, timeless ambient pieces. Highly limited, only 50 hand numbered copies available.

  • Sage Taylor: The Parallels & Rhythms EP (Vinyl)

    Sage Taylor: The P...

    The second release on Dutch, Amsterdam based, label Shimmering Moods Records comes to us from Portland, OR composer Sage Taylor. The Parallels & Rhythms EP is comprised of two serene and beautifully glitchy ambient works on side A, and two warm and summery tracks on Side B. The first 50 copies of the EP will include a bonus, limited-run CD of floating, glitched-out ambient pieces as ‘Parallelism,’ a new recording alias geared more toward experimental and atmospheric sounds. The EP will be limited to 300 hand-numbered clear and white mixed-color vinyls, and there will be no repress. – Parallels I …

  • VA: Meditations 1 (CD)

    VA: Meditations 1 ...

    Late night, early morning, deep forest, blue sky, rainy afternoons, city lights, snowy forest trails, endless roads, haziness, vaporize, frost, mist, sun …. Shimmering Moods Records brings you “Meditations” part 1 soon to be followed by part 2, each limited 125 hand numbered CDs in a special packaging. Mastered by Early Reflections. Selected by Shimmering Moods. 1. Sonornote – Eldabrotha 2. Sonornote – Mild 3. Warmth – Br|ght 4. user_ambiguous – Winter into spring 5. Shea McGilvray – Leaving nature 6. Adzuki – City Corpo Oishi 308 7. Monadh – Ammophila 8. Aquarium – Rainy night in Shibuya 9. Gallery …