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  • SEABUCKTHORN: They Haunted Most Thickly (Vinyl)

    SEABUCKTHORN: They...

    « They haunted most thickly. A collection of songs played mainly on an open C tuned resonator guitar & an open A tuned 12-string acoustic guitar. Melodies coming from guitar improvisations, heard in dreams, misheard in reality, all of which continued to invade my thoughts, a driving force for inspiration to record during my time living in Paris. These songs did indeed haunt me most thickly. » – Andy Cartwright Seabuckthorn is the solo project of UK acoustic guitarist Andy Cartwright. Releasing 6 albums since 2008 he explores alternative terrains on six to twelve strings, often with minimal layered accompaniments …

  • Twinkle³ with Sidsel Endresen: Debris In Lower Earth Orbit (Vinyl)

    Twinkle³ with Sid...

    Twinkle3 have teamed up with Sidsel Endresen, Norwegian singer, avant garde pioneer and ECM recording artist. The result is Debris In Lower Earth Orbit, a graceful, yet precarious dance through the weightless slipstream of orbital flotsam and jetsam. The core trio of Richard Scott (analogue synthesizer and electronics), David Ross (Drosscillator, kantele, mbira) and Clive Bell (shakuhachi and other woodwind) conjured 7 distinct sonic landscapes through an intuitive and delicate interplay first honed on their debut for ini.itu ‘Let’s Make A Solar System’. Sidsel’s singular interpretation of this material narrates a melancholy, stream of consciousness style wordplay. It was David …

  • Lu Katavist: Inburst (Vinyl)

    Lu Katavist: Inbur...

    The striking first entry into the CUSP label’s discography comes from Cologne-based sound artist Lu Katavist, employing a variety of synthesizer modules controlled with the Haken Continuum Fingerboard to create a cavernous tapestry of deeply spatial and spectral soundscapes. Katavist’s (real name Luka Höfler) approach to the material derived on ‘Inburst’ has been wholly improvisational, but not in any sense traditional. Rather than acquiring any sort of mastery of the equipment chosen to build the sounds heard, Höfler has opted to adopt an almost automatic writing approach to sculpting the material, which he describes as ‘blurring the lines between creating …

  • Madeleine Cocolas: Cascadia (Vinyl)

    Madeleine Cocolas:...

    Classically trained artist Madeleine Cocolas, originally from Australia, is currently based in Seattle. Her debut album ‘Cascadia’ is a refinement of material produced for her ‘Fifty Two Weeks’ project which saw her create a track-a-week for a year. The intricate arrangements reach the sublime through delicate piano melodies, pulsing synth patterns and backdrops with ambient layers of her own voice and field recordings. Pressed on clear vinyl and in 5mm spined sleeves. Cascadia by Madeleine Cocolas

  • Modo Koagon: Ebb (Vinyl)

    Modo Koagon: Ebb (...

    “An eclectic trove of trinket-collage, field recordings, cling-clang, jazzy sax, synthery and percussive blips and rips; MK’s third release is his first as a solo artist and truly showcases his prowess, bringing sensitively crafted intricacies to the forefront. If peace is what you’re after then sprawl out and jam this ditty biddies!” – DD, buffalotones.blogspot.ca “…It’s steady, humble, and wonderfully orchestrated…” – anthemreview.net Music and Artwork by Modo Koagon. Instruments and Sounds: Field recordings, prepared guitar, contact mics, voice, music box, home videos, kazoo, found objects, portable radio, Yamaha PSR E313, found sounds, theremin, harmonica, effects pedals, Monotron Delay, trumpet …

  • Willamette: Diminished Composition (Vinyl)

    Willamette: Dimini...

    Released 15th January 2016 “…Chamber drone caught in perpetually Lynchian state of romantic, dream-fog rapture.” – Spin Willamette is the project of Joseph Yonker and brothers Davin and Kevin Chong. The melancholic precision and restrain that has distinguished Willamette among other postclassical artists has been refined on the group’s third release, Diminished Composition. The preeminent ambient label Infraction Records released Willamette’s gorgeous debut LP Echo Park in 2011, accompanied by some of the most beautiful packaging for a record Scissor Tail has ever seen. A score for the film All the Lines Flow Out by Charles Lim Yi Yong, Willamette’s …

Latest CDs

  • Vektormusik: “Time Woke Up In Darkness” excerpts Vol 2 (Deluxe CD)

    Vektormusik: ̶...

    In the depths of this California winter we are pleased to be bringing you this crystalline and minimalistic affair from Danish duo, Vektormusik, entitled “Time Woke Up In Darkness excerpts Vol 2”. Originally composed for a theatrical production by Carte Blanche in Copenhagen, this selection of 10 piano infused, glitch and static centric bits of broken electronic loveliness set the tone perfectly for short rainy days such as these. TRS061 will come in two versions. The first limited edition version in an edition of just 65 copies comes as a collaged and folded double page spread of vector drawings. Each …

  • Vektormusik: “Time Woke Up In Darkness” excerpts Vol 2 (CD)

    Vektormusik: ̶...

    In the depths of this California winter we are pleased to be bringing you this crystalline and minimalistic affair from Danish duo, Vektormusik, entitled “Time Woke Up In Darkness excerpts Vol 2”. Originally composed for a theatrical production by Carte Blanche in Copenhagen, this selection of 10 piano infused, glitch and static centric bits of broken electronic loveliness set the tone perfectly for short rainy days such as these. This is the beautiful digipak edition of 100 copies.

  • Ales Tsurko: Transliaciya (CD)

    Ales Tsurko: Trans...

    Released 1st April 2016. Influenced by such composers as Sergei Rachmaninov, Valentin Silvestrov, Morton Subotnick, François Bayle and Iannis Xenakis, Ales Tsurko uses composition techniques from contemporary classical music and mixes them with elements from the non-academic and electronic fields of music, as well as post rock and shoegaze music. Ales Tsurko is a self-taught composer from Minsk, Belarus. He is also the founder of the Society for the Development of New Music, the purpose of which is to develop and promote contemporary classical music. This is his first album on Preserved Sound. We are transmitters of the Big Bang. …

  • Antonymes: (For Now We See) Through A Glass Dimly (CD)

    Antonymes: (For No...

    Releases 21st April. Antonymes music emerges from the adjustments and erasures where music expresses nothing but itself, from the relationship between continuity and repetition rather than of contract and interplay, from secrecy, from quietness, from pause, from thought, from emptiness, from time, from far off, from itself, from where it is set and where it is setting off to. 10 track CD comes in a six panel card sleeve and 8 page insert. (For Now We See) Through A Glass Dimly by Antonymes

  • Be My Friend in Exile: Bound by an Endless Desire to Wander Down Avenues of Apathy (CD)

    Be My Friend in Ex...

    Released November 13, 2015 All tracks written and recorded by Miguel Gomes 2015 Be My Friend in Exile © 2015 Drum machine, beats and additional electronics on Track 1 by Markus Wettler Mastered by Ian Hawgood This release is limited to 100 blue printed CDr’s in a glossy card wallet with business card sized insert with different artwork and download card. Bound by an Endless Desire to Wander Down Avenues of Apathy by Be My Friend in Exile

  • Western Skies Motel: Settlers (CD)

    Western Skies Mote...

    Releases April 22nd. René Gonzàlez Schelbeck is a Danish guitarist who makes music under the alias Western Skies Motel. There’s a timeworn, almost badlands quality to Schelbeck’s hypnotic style on the ten song album Settlers. It perfectly captures the barren landscapes of the American West, yet it seems to have an equal amount in common with the lonesome, calculated tone of Berlin’s modern classical scene or the rainy day folk of the UK. In the dry desert of Arizona that Lost Tribe Sound calls home, a letter is received from guitarist René Gonzàlez Schelbeck who’s eager to share a collection …

  • Chris Dooks: Accretion Disc (CD)

    Chris Dooks: Accre...

    Dr Chris Dooks [b.1971] is a prolific multimedia artist based in both Edinburgh and Ayr in Scotland. Known equally for his lens-based work, music projects and conceptual art, he can be described as an interdisciplinary artist and post-doctoral researcher specialising in practical medical humanities work and philosophical art processes. Outside : Glossy Paper / Inside : Thick Paper Card & Glossy Paper / Digisleeve : White Paperboard / Sealed (like old book) & Hand Numbered / CDr limited edition of 120 / Download code Accretion Disc by Chris Dooks

  • Jason Van Wyk: Attachment (CD)

    Jason Van Wyk: Att...

    Jason van Wyk is a contemporary composer and producer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He presents on Eilean Rec. his second solo album – Attachment. Outside : Glossy Paper / Inside : Thick Paper Card & Glossy Paper / Digisleeve : White Paperboard / Sealed (like old book) & Hand Numbered / CDr in limited edition of 130 / Download code Attachment by Jason Van Wyk

Latest Tapes

  • Himukalt: Conditions Of Acrimony (Tape)

    Himukalt: Conditio...

    Somewhere in the American Southwest may lie a pile of fetid cassettes, the scope and breadth of which might very well match that of the experiments with tape and electronics from Rozz Williams and Chuck Collison. In her terse exchanges with us, she once alluded to a past set of recordings without divulging them; and so for now we have this prolonged electrical cramp that marks the first published recording of Himukalt. The given name we know is Ester Kärkkäinen, and that’s pretty much about her beyond the Nevada return address. This enigma is fitting for her work. exhaustive, claustrophobic, …

  • Kate Carr: It Was A Time Of Laboured Metaphors (Tape)

    Kate Carr: It Was ...

    The field recordist and lucid-dream composer Kate Carr conjures a liminal art, seeking to articulate the remembrances, the concrete fact, and the deliberate exaggerations of detail, all in the pursuit of addressing the human interaction with the environment. Psychology, history, politics, geography, storytelling, fantasy, the notion of the self, and the disintegration of these rigors at their transect all come into play in her ongoing work. She has set herself on path to make these investigations, relocating herself from her native Australia to Northern Ireland, followed by innumerable detours. Hence, It Was A Time Of Laboured Metaphors. This album from …

  • Wolf Maps: Purity (Tape)

    Wolf Maps: Purity ...

    Following his EP ’Sun Ghosts’ from a few months ago and debut album ‘Landforms’ (2011) is Wolf Maps’ second album ‘Purity’. His most personal work to date crafts layers of guitar tape loops into eight tracks of ambient drones, which with an apparent emotional fragility, envelopes the listener in washes of translucent memory and life-weary noise. As an experienced drone-creator with a large following in the experimental music community, Wolf Maps has reached a new plateau in his work, placing him along side his established peers. Limited hand-numbered edition of 100 Purity by Wolf Maps

  • Black Eagle Child: Playing (Tape)

    Black Eagle Child:...

    Black Eagle Child is the project of Michael Jantz from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Jantz and Black Eagle Child are in no way unfamiliar names if you’ve been following experimental music over the last 5 years. He has released a number of albums on a slew of great labels over the years (Stunned, Digitalis, Under The Spire, Blackest Rainbow, Space Slave… to name a few). Black Eagle Child’s album titled “Lobelia” and came out on Preservation in 2011 and was met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork among other press outlets. The aptly named ‘Playing’ by Black Eagle Child takes a more playful …

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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Sonmi451 – Four Peaks (Deluxe Edition)

Majestic…

This third release in the “chocolate box” series comes in an edition of just 80 uniquely hand made copies. Each heavy duty hinge lidded chocolate box comes collaged with antique mountaineering prints, and contains an attached sectional container filled with gravel, twigs, moss and wild mountain flowers, a two sided hand worked insert on Moab 300gsm fine art paper, two hand stamped mini discs and other goodies. As with the other boxes in this series, all come with felted bottoms as well.…

Where previously he took us via the deluxe Star Atlas release into the far reaches of the solar system, he directs us this time us towards heights more earthbound, the mountain peaks of the Alps and Dolemites, which closer to home as they may well be, are still unreachable in reality for most of us devoted listeners. With his patented and delicate crystalline electronics, Sonmi451 again delivers the celestial goods we know so well, love so much and have come to expect!

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Wizard’s Choice

  • Michel Banabila: Tapu sampler 2016 (2xCD)

    Michel Banabila: T...

    Science fiction writer and visionary Philip K. Dick once stated that the ultimate in paranoia would be that things are turning in on you. Not my boss, but my boss’s phone is plotting against me. Dick died in 1982, the same year that Blade Runner came out, the movie based on his novel ‘Do Androids Dreams of Electric Sheep?’ that would eventually turn him into a cult hero. But that’s beside the point. What matters is that Philip K. Dick made his statement long before every new phone update sends us to a state of frenzy. Michel Banabila, not born …

DVD of The Week

  • Internecine: The Vanished Musicians (DVD)

    Internecine: The V...

    Released 7th August 2015 WWII: Ninety-six musicians flee Germany to settle in Australia, many forced to leave their homeland for playing blacklisted jazz. After internment in the desert as enemy aliens, many are forced to abandon their art when immigration officials insist on practical labour skills as a condition of entry. Most downplay their talent to enter safe haven, then disappear into obscurity. Few ever work publicly as musicians again. “Internecine: The Vanished Musicians” showcases an innovative collaboration between local visual artists and international sound designers: in superimposing an audio/visual narrative onto Swing-era history, the contributors celebrate the silent contribution …

  • 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.

CD of The Week

  • Vektormusik: “Time Woke Up In Darkness” excerpts Vol 2 (Deluxe CD)

    Vektormusik: ̶...

    In the depths of this California winter we are pleased to be bringing you this crystalline and minimalistic affair from Danish duo, Vektormusik, entitled “Time Woke Up In Darkness excerpts Vol 2”. Originally composed for a theatrical production by Carte Blanche in Copenhagen, this selection of 10 piano infused, glitch and static centric bits of broken electronic loveliness set the tone perfectly for short rainy days such as these. TRS061 will come in two versions. The first limited edition version in an edition of just 65 copies comes as a collaged and folded double page spread of vector drawings. Each …

  • Sara Forslund: Water Became Wild (Deluxe CD)

    Sara Forslund: Wat...

    The second release from Time Sensitive Materials is this first solo album from moody Swedish chanteuse Sara Forslund entitled “Water Became Wild”. Sara sang vocals on and was half of the duo behind the Birch And Meadow release on Time Released Sound a couple of years back. As another first for us, this new release is in tandem with the great Dutch indie label, Volkoren. They are doing the standard digipak, and digital versions, and we made the deluxe limited version of this release. The album was mixed by famous, old school analog engineer John Wood, known for his work …

Vinyl of The Week

  • Twinkle³ with Sidsel Endresen: Debris In Lower Earth Orbit (Vinyl)

    Twinkle³ with Sid...

    Twinkle3 have teamed up with Sidsel Endresen, Norwegian singer, avant garde pioneer and ECM recording artist. The result is Debris In Lower Earth Orbit, a graceful, yet precarious dance through the weightless slipstream of orbital flotsam and jetsam. The core trio of Richard Scott (analogue synthesizer and electronics), David Ross (Drosscillator, kantele, mbira) and Clive Bell (shakuhachi and other woodwind) conjured 7 distinct sonic landscapes through an intuitive and delicate interplay first honed on their debut for ini.itu ‘Let’s Make A Solar System’. Sidsel’s singular interpretation of this material narrates a melancholy, stream of consciousness style wordplay. It was David …

  • Lu Katavist: Inburst (Vinyl)

    Lu Katavist: Inbur...

    The striking first entry into the CUSP label’s discography comes from Cologne-based sound artist Lu Katavist, employing a variety of synthesizer modules controlled with the Haken Continuum Fingerboard to create a cavernous tapestry of deeply spatial and spectral soundscapes. Katavist’s (real name Luka Höfler) approach to the material derived on ‘Inburst’ has been wholly improvisational, but not in any sense traditional. Rather than acquiring any sort of mastery of the equipment chosen to build the sounds heard, Höfler has opted to adopt an almost automatic writing approach to sculpting the material, which he describes as ‘blurring the lines between creating …

Tape of The Week

  • Black Eagle Child: Playing (Tape)

    Black Eagle Child:...

    Black Eagle Child is the project of Michael Jantz from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Jantz and Black Eagle Child are in no way unfamiliar names if you’ve been following experimental music over the last 5 years. He has released a number of albums on a slew of great labels over the years (Stunned, Digitalis, Under The Spire, Blackest Rainbow, Space Slave… to name a few). Black Eagle Child’s album titled “Lobelia” and came out on Preservation in 2011 and was met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork among other press outlets. The aptly named ‘Playing’ by Black Eagle Child takes a more playful …

USB of The Week

  • Arkadelphia: Islands of Mind (USB)

    Arkadelphia: Islan...

    USB Flash Drive USB release contains high quality audio files (FLAC); four hours of ambient bliss, outsider techno & electronic sketches all written & produced by Arkadelphia. Highly Limited, 50 copies worldwide, walnut USB, comes with a special brown paper bag with photos and an extra download code for MP3, WAV or FLAC files. Islands of Mind by Arkadelphia

Featured Label: Scissor Tail Editions

  • Willamette: Diminished Composition (Vinyl)

    Willamette: Dimini...

    Released 15th January 2016 “…Chamber drone caught in perpetually Lynchian state of romantic, dream-fog rapture.” – Spin Willamette is the project of Joseph Yonker and brothers Davin and Kevin Chong. The melancholic precision and restrain that has distinguished Willamette among other postclassical artists has been refined on the group’s third release, Diminished Composition. The preeminent ambient label Infraction Records released Willamette’s gorgeous debut LP Echo Park in 2011, accompanied by some of the most beautiful packaging for a record Scissor Tail has ever seen. A score for the film All the Lines Flow Out by Charles Lim Yi Yong, Willamette’s …

  • Black Eagle Child: Playing (Tape)

    Black Eagle Child:...

    Black Eagle Child is the project of Michael Jantz from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Jantz and Black Eagle Child are in no way unfamiliar names if you’ve been following experimental music over the last 5 years. He has released a number of albums on a slew of great labels over the years (Stunned, Digitalis, Under The Spire, Blackest Rainbow, Space Slave… to name a few). Black Eagle Child’s album titled “Lobelia” and came out on Preservation in 2011 and was met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork among other press outlets. The aptly named ‘Playing’ by Black Eagle Child takes a more playful …

  • Scott Tuma: Hard Again / The River 1 2 3 4 (Vinyl)

    Scott Tuma: Hard A...

    Pitchfork “Souled American got the proverbial shaft. It’s a well-known story, but one that bears repeating. Forming in Chicago in the late 80s, the band released four remarkable albums of howling roots-rock deconstruction before losing their stateside distribution when Rough Trade’s American division went belly up. Anachronistic and difficult to classify, these four albums– Fe, Flubber, Around the Horn, and Sonny (now back in print on tUMULt Records)– were largely ignored at the time of their release, and the situation was not helped by infrequent touring and a lack of press savvy. More recently, the band has toiled in near …

  • Bruce Langhorne: The Hired Hand (OST) (Vinyl)

    Bruce Langhorne: T...

    …”Langhorne dialled his music all the way down to produce this desolate masterpiece, perhaps the loneliest film score ever.” -The Wire …“Maybe if Fahey hadn’t punched Antonioni, and had scored the desert porn scene in Zabriskie Point instead of Garcia, or if Sandy Bull had all of Ry Cooder’s soundtrack gigs, there’d be similar grounds for comparison.” -Dusted Magazine Bruce Langhorne’s film score to Peter Fonda’s 1971 cult classic “The Hired Hand” was Bruce’s first solo album and Peter Fonda’s directoral debut. Bruce Langhorne is most known for his session work with artists in and around the Greenwich Village folk …

  • Matteo Uggeri: Untitled Winter (CD)

    Matteo Uggeri: Unt...

    Limited Edition of 100 Letter-pressed Jackets Matteo Uggeri is an Italian musician and sound artist based in Milan. What he’s constructed here is an extremely intimate story line. Matteo is a master of setting a scene and carrying the listener into non-existent interiors and exteriors of his own creation. Reoccurring themes tie the already seamless tracks together culminating into one long meditative piece. Throughout the album a feeling grows of great gratitude for the night time hours when the only gears left turning are those of your own creation. Fluid review HERE

  • Robin Allender: Foxes in the Foyer (Vinyl)

    Robin Allender: Fo...

    Back in stock! Limited Edition of 350 | Hand Numbered | Clear Vinyl Circular melodies adorned with simple samples and loops. Its charm makes a lot of sense given that Allender plays in film composer Yann Tiersen’s live band – Lars Gotrich NPR Music of heart and humanity, as fresh (and refreshing) as a spring lake. – Textura Robin Allender certainly has prowess on his instrument but I found myself drawn to the more woe-some and winsome tracks that inter-weave amongst the track order, culminating with the prettiest song I have heard in a while. In fact, were there a …