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  • Jerome Longhi: Sonameon (Vinyl maxi single)

    Jerome Longhi: Son...

    It’s ever hard to find some words about a debut. There’s nothing to compare. Yes, of course, there could be thrown in some names, or it could be mentioned that Jerome Longhi grew up in a musical family and learned playing guitar at seven…started his 1st Band as kid and now ownes a production studio. But is it important that way? Maybe the fact, he was just fed up from guitar music. With the thought, that the broom chamber would fit his sound to leave the domestic fields of Rock for a while. Sonameon by Jerome Longhi

  • thisquietarmy: Rebirths LP (Regular PVC Version)

    thisquietarmy: Reb...

    “Rebirths” are new recordings (2014) of selected previously released studio tracks that have since been adapted for its live performances over the years. For the uninitiated, “Rebirth” is the perfect introduction to thisquietarmy’s work. For those already familiar, it’s a synthesis of thisquietarmy’s sonic evolution. – TQA Tracklist: A1. Aphorismes MMXIV A2. The Pacific Theater MMXIV B1. Revival MMXIV B2. The Black Sea MMXIV Released by TQA Records, April 2014 180g white/silver vinyl in PVC sleeve, limited to 390 pieces. Rebirths by thisquietarmy

  • Robin Allender: Foxes in the Foyer (Vinyl)

    Robin Allender: Fo...

    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 Buddha Box with …

  • Padang Food Tigers / Lake Mary: Split (7″ vinyl)

    Padang Food Tigers...

    It seems a logical step to follow up Scissor Tail Editions 2012 reissue of Bruce Langhorne’s score to “The Hired Hand” with these two beautifully constructed pieces of music from artists residing on separate sides of the planet. Padang Food Tigers and Chaz Prymek AKA (Lake Mary) both employ similar instrumentations to that of “The Hired Hand” soundtrack. Banjos play the lead role for Padang Food Tigers and Lake Mary as well in building imaginary desolate landscapes. Guitar and piano float in and out. These could easily be heard as companion pieces “Crabbing King Sappling” builds heavy cinematic tension while …

  • Jesse Aycock: Out to Space / First to Last (7″ vinyl)

    Jesse Aycock: Out ...

    Limited edition of 200. Letter-pressed, hand numbered jackets and artwork by Dylan Aycock at Scissor Tail Private Press. “This music is a little close to home. I’m happy and honored to be releasing my older brother Jesse Aycock’s first vinyl record on Record Store Day. This 7″ will be quickly followed up by a full length record early 2014. The album was recorded at the historic Church Studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The studio was originally founded and opened by Leon Russell in the 70’s and has recently been reopened this last year. The band for this record is made up …

  • Rivulets: Stars In Aspic (7″ vinyl)

    Rivulets: Stars In...

    Rivulets is US songwriter Nathan Amundson. He has released albums on Important, Chair Kickers’ Union and O Rosa Records, as well as numerous EPs, split releases and compilations. Since 2000 Rivulets has toured extensively across the US and Europe, gaining fervent acclaim for his achingly fragile, minimal song-craft. This is Rivulets’ debut solo vinyl record, and the first physical release since 2011. Trome Records has been a fan of Rivulets’ achingly fragile song-craft for years now, so we’re really pleased to be able to bring you this beautiful record. 
’Stars In Aspic’ on the A side is full-band languid Americana …

Latest CDs

  • Lost Trail: The Afternoon Vision (2×3″)

    Lost Trail: The Af...

    Presented in a jackdaw style format, this release charts a youthful vision of spectrums, doors, birds and soil content. Each copy of this hand stamped release will come with two soil survey maps from the USDA, a Soviet-era computer punch card and soil composition triangles and associated prophecy data. Paper stock used (quantities differ per jackdaw): Cyclus Silk 300g: Soft white board. At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Cyclus 160g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Martello 250g: At least 50% recycled, FSC certified Limited edition of 130 Track Listing: Part One: It Was A Vision Of Birds Blotting Out …

  • Middlemarch: Wolf Hall (CD)

    Middlemarch: Wolf ...

    For TRS045 we are very pleased to bring you this full length album from Middlemarch… aka Dimitris Avramidis/piano and Ross Baker/electronics. A beautiful melange of melodic and atmospheric, pastorally infused and electronically treated and overlaid piano ambiance, that is inspired in part by the novel Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel. This dreamy moody soundtrack to the lives of those that lived, breathed and conspired in Tudor England, comes packaged in the form of a mounted, original 8” x “10 collage, each in a fold out, stand up sleeve/frame. Each slightly differently sized collage is made from the full page photos …

  • Italian resonances: Dronegazers? (CD)

    Italian resonances...

    The title of the work is “Italian Resonances | Dronegazers?”. It is an eight track album made by a seven artist collective composed by electroacoustic ambient musicians with a particular bent for drone music. Work has been commisioned by Fabrizio Garau from “TheNewNoise.it” , an italian webzine focused above all about alternative, experimental music. The artists involved in the work are : Enrico Coniglio,Alberto Boccardi, Easychord,Attilio Novellino,Cristiano Deison,Giulio Aldinucci,Francesco Giannico. Limited edition of 100 by Fabrizio Garau | The New Noise thenewnoise.it/ ‘The webzine research is always directed towards the less conventional experience, therefore if this would be a section …

  • David Newlyn: Good Luck (Enigma) (CD)

    David Newlyn: Good...

    Sound In Silence is happy to announce the return of David Newlyn, presenting his new album Good Luck (Enigma). This is his second release on the label after the, already sold out, collaboration album O.S. with Yellow6 back in 2012. Since 2006 his releases have appeared on labels such as Mobeer, Cotton Goods, Symbolic Interaction, Tokyo Droning, Time Released Sound, Hibernate Recordings and on his own October Man Recordings and Cathedral Transmissions. On Good Luck (Enigma) he offers ten new tracks in about 43 minutes, shifting from electroacoustic ambient to minimal neoclassical. Knowing perfectly how to use his devices, including …

  • TRDLX: Dystopia (CD)

    TRDLX: Dystopia (C...

    Dystopia is the TRDLX debut album. Glitchy textures swirl around the temples while addictive beats thump the temples. Soundscapes crawl beneath a barbed wire of dense and complex patterns. Dystopia is the first album of Paris based producers Boris Haladjian and Thibault Csukonyi. Within a constant state of flux and tension, the sound waves delve into incisive electronic and organic textures, ranging from IDM to sound-design or gorgeous ambient layers. Trdlx is the project of the Parisians Boris Haladjian and Thibault Csukonyi. Oscillating between heavy fractured beats and abrasive textures, their sound is similar to a complex hybrid electronica, nourrished …

  • Daydreamer: Camus (CD)

    Daydreamer: Camus ...

    TRS043 is the feature full length album from Russian duo, Daydreamer. Entitled “Camus”, it is an homage of sorts to the great French existentialist writer of the same name. Like the band name suggests, it’s a dreamy mix of melodic post rock ambiance, and serves as a sort of soundtrack to the road movie that Albert Camus lived… and died on… This release comes as usual in two versions. The first limited version, in an edition of 90 copies, comes in the form of a multi page booklet that is hinged in the corner and fans open into an abstract …

  • Richard Ginns: Fall, Rise (CD)

    Richard Ginns: Fal...

    ‘Fall, Rise’ documents an experience during a winter trip to the Alps in France. “Inspired by a snowstorm/whiteout I was alone and the weather was turning fast, the snowstorm completely took over and visibility was next to zero. Far from home, cold, tired and in fear of my surroundings, the reality of where I was really hit me.” “Stranded, an empty wilderness, surviving against the elements” “A path would lead me home … A voice in the distance, to which direction it was coming from exactly I couldn’t tell … I began to trek knowing my ears would guide me …

  • Sublamp: Lianas (CD)

    Sublamp: Lianas (C...

    Sublamp is an experimental music project by Los Angeles based sound and video artist, Ryan Connor. Primarily interested in pre-language experience, he uses textural sound and images to explore an intuitive and emotional response to sensory data. His work has been published by Serac (USA), Pehr (USA), SEM (France), Dragon’s Eye Recordings (USA), Friendly Virus (Portugal), Ahora Eterno (Argentina) Hibernate Recordings (UK) and Felt. “Every Sublamp record has been about an imaginary space, so the concept of pinning each release on Eilean to a fictional continent was exciting; the perfect excuse to indulge myself in layered textural sound again. Inspired …

Latest Tapes

  • Lcoma: Blackbird (Tape)

    Lcoma: Blackbird (...

    Liam Coleman breaks new ground in his second release for Inner Ocean, pushing his dense, exploratory sound to its very limits with ‘Blackbird’ – an extended drone workout that folds traditional acoustic instrumentation into his customary wall-of-sound production. After a day’s field recording in the woods near his home in Leeds, Coleman focused his thinking on the travels of a blackbird and set about capturing that journey in sound. With the palette-widening inclusion of acoustic guitars and found sounds adding a humanistic sheen to his profoundly mechanised soundworld, the resulting 24-minute piece represents a confident step forward in ambition and …

  • Nick Castell: The Water Margin (Tape)

    Nick Castell: The ...

    Limited Edition of 50 Pro-Dubbed Cassettes. Hand Painted / Letterpressed Packaging. No two alike! “I know people will always assume that I listen to a lot of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Nick Drake etc. I do listen to all of this and I do love it but there is so much more to the world of music I inhabit. Some of my favourite composers take folk motifs to make ‘art music’, composers like Béla Bartók and Osvaldo Golijov. It is perhaps their approach rather than their music that influences me most. I listen to hours of field recordings …

  • Grizzly Imploded: You are the way you face your death (Tape)

    Grizzly Imploded: ...

    Neapolitan free jazz tornado-hatching is totally my bag and Grizzly Imploded bring the joy in spades; I could listen to this kind of steez all day! This trio is a branch off the Strongly Imploded tree – two of the three members hail from that noisy outfit – and they employ all the latest techniques to melt the faces of their audience. Minimal/maximal guitar skree deftly unloaded like depth charges off the side of a warship. Freely-pummelled drums that bounce off of the floor, on the verge of exploding under the weight of deft arms. Controlled chaos that threatens to …

  • Nathan McLaughlin: Karen Studies (Tape)

    Nathan McLaughlin:...

    On the surface, Karen Dalton may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for the reel-to-reel experimentalist and recent Upstate New York transplant Nathan McLaughlin. Dalton was an undeniably great interpreter of folk songs whose gritty, whiskey-singed voice could add new layers of emotional depth to virtually any song she took on. McLaughlin, as a solo artist, has predominantly explored expansive, slow-building sound pieces using his beloved Teac 3440 tape machine with subtle manipulations and guitar and synth accompaniment. In places, it’s as though McLaughlin appears to be recreating the worn contours of Dalton’s voice itself. In the end, when …

Latest Books

  • Atom Eye: The Otolith Sessions (Limited Edition CD/Book)

    Atom Eye: The Otol...

    CD release with a limited edition, 50 page book complete with beautiful images and texts eluding to the recording materials, machinery, processes and personnel. The book also encompasses an audio cookbook with recipes for you to create your own experimental audio loops and soups. The culmination of a year’s worth of sound experiments with machines of a bygone era, The Otolith Sessions sees Elsie Martins ‘Atom Eye’ project realise it’s most ambitious and complete work to date. A meticulously programmed full length as opposed to a collection of tracks the album develops and unfolds with a palpable sense of purpose …

  • Outshining Memories (Limited Edition Deluxe CD/Booklet)

    Outshining Memorie...

  • Various: Sound By Artists (Book)

    Various: Sound By ...

    This seminal title is considered by many to be one of the most important books about sound art ever published and is now finally back in print with this handsome new edition via Charivari Press. Originally published in 1990, the book was part of Art Metropole’s “…by Artists” series and includes essays written by John Cage, Christina Kubisch, Alvin Lucier, Annea Lockwood, Christian Marclay and many others, covering historical overviews, surveys of recent work, discussions of copyright and even some recipes for reproducing works of sound art. The book includes John Cage analysing the use of noise and perucssion in …

  • Marihiko Hara and Hideki Umezawa: Jigokuhen (Limited Edition Book / 3″ CD)

    Marihiko Hara and ...

    Wistbook 009 / Edition series. 100 / Format. 3″cd and novella… A murder mystery by one of today’s finest crime writers, “Jigokuhen” takes place in a declining coastal city whose once thriving harbours and shipyards now house a shadowy criminal underworld. Drawn into this world when the son of the city’s mayor is killed, a jaded middle-aged detective finds himself distracted by a beautiful unemployed dockworker who spends each day walking aimlessly along the shore, and whose mysterious past may just hold the key to solving the crime. Throughout the novella, these two characters act as allegories of the dingy …

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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

  • Miguel Isaza: Uji (CD)

    Miguel Isaza: Uji ...

    Miguel Isaza is a composer from Medellin, Colombia dedicated to the practice and research of sound in different fields. He co-directs the Éter label, plus other projects aimed to explore territories of sound and listening; with that, participating in concerts, publications and educational processes. Uji has been created with field recordings, sine waves and acoustic instruments (mainly charango, pan flutes, harmonica, music box). The word “uji” denotes a concept by zen master Dōgen that links time and existence, suggesting every phenomenon, living being or universe as “individual moments of time”, like ephemeral sounds floating in the ocean of impermanence where …

  • Middlemarch: Wolf Hall (Deluxe CD)

    Middlemarch: Wolf ...

    For TRS045 we are very pleased to bring you this full length album from Middlemarch… aka Dimitris Avramidis/piano and Ross Baker/electronics. A beautiful melange of melodic and atmospheric, pastorally infused and electronically treated and overlaid piano ambiance, that is inspired in part by the novel Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel. This dreamy moody soundtrack to the lives of those that lived, breathed and conspired in Tudor England, comes packaged in the form of a mounted, original 8” x “10 collage, each in a fold out, stand up sleeve/frame. Each slightly differently sized collage is made from the full page photos …

  • Loren Dent: Anthropology Vols. 2 & 3 (2xCD)

    Loren Dent: Anthro...

    Massive new double CD from Loren Dent. Over 3 years in the making, Anthropology Vols. 2 & 3 continues from Anthropology Vol. 1 CD (INFX 034) and the Anthropology Extras (INFX 032 FD). Epic sweeping ambience with layered drones punctuated by piano interludes. The intonation that is created is of an orchestra that has been somehow slowly suspended and released, gradually yielding a symphony of sound. Anthropology Vols. 2 & 3 features 25 tracks and over 140 minutes of all new material. Housed in a 6 panel digipak with cardstock slipcase. Design by Loren Dent & Timothy O’Donnell. Limited to …

  • Orla Wren: Soil Steps (CD)

    Orla Wren: Soil St...

    Following swiftly on from 2013’s ‘Book Of The Folded Forest’ (Home Normal) and ‘The Blizzard That Birthed Her’ (Facture) the new Orla Wren album ‘Soil Steps’ finds the ever itinerant tui divesting himself from his usual cadre of musical collaborators and travelling, solo, into the Spanish wilderness with a tent and a portable recorder. Recorded during months of wandering isolation in the Iberian fastness, a process only concluded when our hapless traveller contrived to break an ankle (high in the Sierra Nevada and minus any painkillers, a logical point at which to call time), ‘Soil Steps’ shifts focus from the …

Vinyl of The Week

  • Pausal: Along the Mantic Spring (Vinyl)

    Pausal: Along the ...

    This is the new full-length LP from Pausal. Layer upon layer of guitar-based ambient with a bit of modern classical worked into the mix. Pausal is a duo from the U.K. consisting of Alex Smalley (Olan Mill) and Simon Bainton. This is their 4th full-length album (there are also 2 eps to their credit) and is the follow-up to the ‘Sky Margin’ LP (Own Records) from last year. Pausal exists in a sub-genre of ambient lead by guitar-based drone ambience as well as layer upon gentle layer of more guitar, bells, piano and environmental recordings. It invites deeper listening into …

Tape of The Week

  • Nick Castell: The Water Margin (Tape)

    Nick Castell: The ...

    Limited Edition of 50 Pro-Dubbed Cassettes. Hand Painted / Letterpressed Packaging. No two alike! “I know people will always assume that I listen to a lot of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Nick Drake etc. I do listen to all of this and I do love it but there is so much more to the world of music I inhabit. Some of my favourite composers take folk motifs to make ‘art music’, composers like Béla Bartók and Osvaldo Golijov. It is perhaps their approach rather than their music that influences me most. I listen to hours of field recordings …

Featured Label: Preserved Sound

  • Vitaly Beskrovny: Movements (CD)

    Vitaly Beskrovny: ...

    Vitaly Beskrovny’s third album ‘Movements’ on Preserved Sound, sees him go for the stripped-down piano sound. When he first approached us about releasing Movements we discussed adding strings to the pieces, but decided to go for a much simpler style. The album is a wonderful mixture of Nils Frahm and Yann Tiersen, with just a slight hint of Beethoven. Limited edition of 100

  • Vitaly Beskrovny: Life on Paper (CD)

    Vitaly Beskrovny: ...

    Vitaly Beskrovny is a self-taught composer from Ukraine. He has been writing instrumental pieces for piano and orchestra since 2005. Vitaly’s second album on Preserved Sound entitled Life on Paper is more ambient than Vitaly’s previous work, and uses sound samples recorded near his house in Ukraine. “The result of introspection and observation of everyday life, translated into the world of sparse piano notes, wheezing and dense saturation, arching into the seabed distorted or, more often, to fade into widespread ambience widespread, not without a certain romance punctuated by echoes and austere tones.” Translated from Italian and published on www.musicwontsaveyou.com. …

  • Richard Formby: Sine (CD)

    Richard Formby: Si...

    Richard Formby is a producer, mixer and artist, and has worked with the likes of Hood, Fuxa, Darkstar, and the Wild Beasts. Sine is Richard’s first album on Preserved Sound, and consists of a 30-minute one-track album created using a modular synth and a Revox tape machine. The end result is a wonderfully rich organic synth drone ambient piece of music. Sine was recorded using a modular synthesiser and Revox B77 tape recorder, and mixed live in one take on 26th May 2012. “Sine doesn’t lack for anything … it is an evocative piece that entertains with its constantly warm …

  • Visionary Hours: Still Point (CD)

    Visionary Hours: S...

    Still Point by Visionary Hours has been long in the making, but is finally here. This album builds on the idea of using loops, but is much more organic and melodic than the previous The Road to Bashō, using flutes, clarinets, and strings to create an acoustic ambient-classical album. “In the third work, enchanted tiles alternate hypnotic ambience built from time to time on elongations of edges or flickering carpets organ and synth modules.” Translated from Italian and published on www.musicwontsaveyou.com. For fans of Jóhann Jóhannsson and ambient-instrumental music. Available as a handmade, limited edition, and numbered CDR.

  • Visionary Hours: The Road to Bashō (CD)

    Visionary Hours: T...

    Visionary Hours creates mainly instrumental music. Combining the sound of strings, guitar, voice and clarinet, he creates slowly evolving ambient/modern-classical pieces, full of space and gently revealed micro melodies. This technique has been refined on The Road to Bashō, an album inspired by the famous Japanese wandering poet, Matsuo Bashō, released on Preserved Sound in 2012. “The six long spun tracks end up between 9 and 12 minutes and also give plenty of time to emerge and evolve. Slowly improving building and full of paint, each piece is captivating and impressive. Think of the music of Gavin Bryars, Dakota Suite, …

  • Unconditional Arms: Kinship (CD)

    Unconditional Arms...

    Kinship was written by Jeff Wright for the birth of his son Owen, and can be compared to other acts as Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Mogwai, and The Appleseed Cast. “New life is a beautiful thing, something that one is eager to share with the world … Love overflows on this release, especially in the dialogue of ‘First Look’, but it doesn’t overwhelm … ‘The Family Tree’ possesses a similar sense of ebullience. The peaceful finale, ‘Rest’, implies something that new parents don’t encounter often; but in this case, if Jeffrey can get it, his rest will have been well-deserved.” …

  • Ancient Colours: Relent (CD)

    Ancient Colours: R...

    Ancient Colours is the solo project of Simon Allum, former guitarist and songwriter in Fierce Panda band TV One, and psych/prog band Winter Gods. Relent is the first album by Ancient Colours on Preserved Sound, and is a wonderful collection of instrumental acoustic fingerpicked guitar pieces, augmented by Adrian Dollemore from Glockenspiel, who together with Simon adds guitar drones and other instrumentation. The finished result is a wonderfully mellow album: as if James Blackshaw and Nick Drake had collaborated. “Each [track] is hand-crafted with a sonic patina like burnished wood. And “Pose of a Saint” reminds me of the very …

  • Adrian Lane: The Answering Smile (CD)

    Adrian Lane: The A...

    The Answering Smile is the second album on Preserved Sound by Adrian Lane. Featuring instruments including alto bowed psaltery, baritone bowed psaltery, violin, acoustic guitar (bowed and plucked), mandolin, zither, percussion and laptop, The Answering Smile is part contemporary classical and part medieval in its influence and sound. An artists by profession, one of Adrian’s paintings makes up the cover art, and you can see more of his work at: www.estuarygallerycoop.com This album is for fans of Jozef van Wissem, Stephen Micus (ECM Records), James Blackshaw, and Brethren of the Free Spirit. Available as a handmade, limited edition, and numbered …

  • Adrian Lane: Lights Are Very Deceptive At Night (CD)

    Adrian Lane: Light...

    Adrian Lane’s first album on Preserved Sound, Lights Are Very Deceptive At Night is a wonderful collection of short dark piano pieces, modern-classical piano pieces written in the vein of Eric Satie. “The 20 short sketches are well-designed, with simple naturalness, a path of engaging pathos piano.” Translated from Italian and published on www.musicwontsaveyou.com. This album is for fans of Dustin O’Halloran and Eric Satie. Available as a handmade, limited edition, and numbered CDR.