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Ana Roxanne - Because Of A Flower
Ana Roxanne
Because Of A Flower
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The sublime songs comprising Los Angeles-based musician Ana Roxanne’s second record, Because Of A Flower, germinated gradually across five years, inspired by interwoven notions of gender identity, beauty, and cruelty. She describes her process as beginning with “a drone element and a mood,” then intuiting melody, syllables, and lyrics incrementally, like sacred shapes materializing from mist. The experience of identifying as intersex informs the album on levels both sonic and thematic, from spoken word texts borrowed from tonal harmony textbooks to cinematic dialogue samples and castrati aria allusions. It’s an appropriately interstitial vision of ambient songcraft, a chemistry of wisps and whispers, sanctuary and sorrow, conjured through a fragile balance of voice, bass, space, and texture. Despite a background studying at the prestigious Mills College in Oakland, Roxanne’s music rarely feels conceptual, instead radiating an immediate and emotive aura, rooted in the present tense of her personal journey. She speaks of the flower in the title as a body, singular and sunlit, as many petals as thorns, an enigma beholden only to itself. But whether taken as surface or subtext, Because Of A Flower is a transfixing document of a rare artist in the spring of their ascension.
Pan American - The Patience Fader
Pan American
The Patience Fader
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Kranky)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The glacial distillation of Pan•American aka Mark Nelson’s “romantic minimalism” achieves unique fruition on his latest Kranky collection, The Patience Fader. A suite of solo guitar instrumentals accented with lap steel, harmonica, and twilit atmospherics, the strings smear and sparkle in elegant, windswept swells, a guitar mode once described by Brian Eno as “Duane Eddy playing Erik Satie.” These are elegies as much as songs, lulling and lilting in private currents of beauty and bereavement. Nelson speaks of the notion of “lighthouse music,” radiance cast from a stable vantage point, sending “a signal to help others through rocks and dangerous currents.” Composed during the highly isolated summer of 2020, the pieces took shape as meditations on “roots and mourning, trying to connect with those deep hidden rivers that lead to a greater communality.” There’s something ageless, scarred, and American about this music, both displaced and devotional, the ghost of rust belts and dust bowls looming in a horizon of deepening dusk.
Earthen Sea - Ghost Poems
Earthen Sea
Ghost Poems
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Kranky)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 03.06.2022
Jacob Long’s third Earthen Sea outing for Kranky, Ghost Poems, further refines his fragile, fractured palette into fluttering arrythmias of dust, percussion, and yearning. Composed during the first wave of lockdowns in New York, the pieces took shape patiently from samples of piano, texture, and domestic sounds (sink splashing, room tone, clinking objects), filtered through live FX to imbue them with an intuitive, immaterial feel. Wisps of melody splinter, shimmer, and refract, like light on water; pulses accrue and dissipate, as if mapping shifting sands. Throughout, there’s a sense of matter made animate, of absences felt. Long cites notions of “the studio as a dub instrument” and the melancholy of “7th chords on a fake Rhodes patch” as central elements in his process, transforming raw materials into rare thresholds of symbiosis and hypnosis. This is music for night skies in hollowed-out cities, for views across rivers towards unknown shores: restless, placeless, and profound.
Grouper - A I A : Dream Loss
Pan American - A Son
Pan American
A Son
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Kranky)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Legacy Chicago craftsman Mark Nelson’s latest offering as Pan•American is less a distillation or divergence than it is a return to his musical and spiritual beginnings. Spare, subdued, and largely acoustic, A Son unfurls like late summer dusk on the edge of town, expansive but intimate. Motivated by notions of “moving backward” and tracing roots—as well as a couple years of hammered dulcimer lessons—the album’s nine songs were written and recorded in his home in Evanston, Illinois, and honed during a recent solo tour in Europe. The emphasis on uncluttered arrangements and the centrality of the guitar and vocals reveal these songs as the most direct and emotional statement of his career.

Nelson cites everything from June Tabor, The Carter Family, Suicide and Jimmy Reed as oblique inspirations, though his truest muse was creative self-inquiry: “What does music do, Where does music start? How simple can it be? How honest can it be?” After decades of mining post-rock pathways and latticework electronics in Labradford and early Pan•American, A Son strips away ornament and distraction in favor of a direct gaze into the heart of what is.
Grouper - Aia: Dream Loss
Grouper
Aia: Dream Loss
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
“This sound / synapse transposition is as haunting as it is beautiful—surely Grouper’s best.” -Tiny Mix Tapes

“If past Grouper releases have inhabited abyssal trenches and damp backwoods, here Harris takes us journeying across constellations and stars. Two of the most beguiling albums of the year, exquisitely realized and singularly evocative.” - The Quietus

“This music feels both spacey and expansive and also oddly intimate and grounded, the work of someone who has mastered her tools and knows how to get the most out of them.” - Pitchfork

“Harris finds a way to dive deeper in simple and unassuming ways.” - NPR
Grouper - Aia: Alien Observer
Grouper
Aia: Alien Observer
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
“This sound / synapse transposition is as haunting as it is beautiful—surely Grouper’s best.” -Tiny Mix Tapes

“If past Grouper releases have inhabited abyssal trenches and damp backwoods, here Harris takes us journeying across constellations and stars. Two of the most beguiling albums of the year, exquisitely realized and singularly evocative.” - The Quietus

“This music feels both spacey and expansive and also oddly intimate and grounded, the work of someone who has mastered her tools and knows how to get the most out of them.” - Pitchfork

“Harris finds a way to dive deeper in simple and unassuming ways.” - NPR
Atlas Sound - Logos
Atlas Sound
Logos
LP | 2009 | US | Original (Kranky)
19,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
This is the second solo album from Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox following his debut Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel from early 2008. The band’s track “Sheila” received a Best New Music tag from Pitchfork. The full album joined in on the BNM tag with an 8.2 rating.
Stars Of The Lid - Stars Of The Lid & Their Refinement Of The Decline
Stars Of The Lid
Stars Of The Lid & Their Refinement Of The Decline
3LP | 2007 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
43,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Back in print for the 1st time in 5 years! "I simply feel that they are making the most important music of the 21st century." - Ivo Watts Russell (4AD label founder). "Crushingly sad, lightly melancholic, or even uplifting, depending on the state of mind of the hearer...a sound divorced from intention & its ambiguity is its strength." - Pitchfork.
Stars Of The Lid - The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid
Stars Of The Lid
The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid
3LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
43,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Back in print for the 1st time in 5 years! "Their relentless commitment to subtlety sets them apart, as does their masterful hand with tone...dissonance is doled out in small portions, perfectly coloring the sculpted fields of sound." - Pitchfork.
Grouper - Ruins
Grouper
Ruins
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
23,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Received an 8.8 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork.

Liz Harris wrote about the new album: Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. I?m still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I?d sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasn?t recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.
The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in.
Tim Hecker - Mirages
Tim Hecker
Mirages
2LP | 2004 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
24,99 €*
Release:2004 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Reissued on vinyl for the first time! Tim Hecker's classic 2004 full-length, Mirages, is a lesson of darkness, a midnight whisper revealing its true essence to the listener: an ambient death metal classic in waiting. Eleven boundary-pushing tracks that deal in themes of eroticism, torture, militancy, ecstatic pain, and the Viking penchant for fighting and feasting. Features guest contributions from FLY PAN AM, CHRISTOF MIGONE, DAVID BRYANT, and Australian compatriot OREN AMBARCHI.
Disappears - Pre Language
Low - Secret Name
Loscil - Clara
Loscil
Clara
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Kranky)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Latest Collection By Cascadian Resident Loscil Aka Scott Morgan Is A Stunning Meditation On Light, Shade, And Decay, Sourced From A Single Three-Minute Composition Performed By A 22-Piece String Orchestra In Budapest. The Subsequent Recording Was Lathe-Cut On To A 7-Inch, Then "Scratched And Abused To Add Texture And Color," From Which The Entirety Of Clara Was Sampled, Shape-Shifted, And Sculpted. Despite Their Limited Palette, The Compositions Summon A Sense Of The Infinite, Swelling And Swimming Through Luminous Depths. Certain Tracks Percolate Over Narcoleptic Metronomes While Others Slowdive In Shimmering Shadowplay, Sounding At Times Like Some Noir Music Of The Spheres.Although Morgan's Compositional Premise For Clara Was Quite Defined, The Resultant Work Is Wonderfully Opaque And Spatial, Equal Parts Lush And Lurking, Traced In Fine-Grained Gradients And Radiant Silences. The Album's Title Comes From The Latin For 'Bright': A Fitting Muse For This Masterpiece Of Celestial Electric Currents And Interstitial Ether, Where "Shadows Are Amplified And Bright Spots Dimmed."
Labradford - Fixed::context
Tim Hecker - Anoyo
Tim Hecker
Anoyo
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Anoyo (“the world over there”) draws from the same sessions with members of Tokyo Gakuso which led to the 2018 work Konoyo, but rendered starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint. Hecker’s processing here moves in veiled ways, soft refractions and whispered shrouds woven within improvisational sessions of traditional gagaku interplay, evoking a sense of vaulted space, temples at dawn, shredded silk fluttering in the rafters.
Christina Vantzou - No. 4
Demen - Nektyr
Demen
Nektyr
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A few years ago Kranky received an anonymous email with a link to three tracks and a simple message: “Hi, maybe you would be interested in this music.” The songs were instantly striking: extraordinarily slow, somber, and spacious, each vaulted cathedral chord reverberating poetically into the distance, the melodies rolling out like fog across a cemetery. Captivated, Kranky requested more, receiving a single word in response: “Yes.” Then, nothing. Eventually, three months later, another email with slightly more information was received: a name (Irma Orm), a location (Stockholm), and a bit of context (she worked alone, and progress on music was slow but steady ).

Fast-forward to mid-2016: the album is complete: Nektyr, by Demen, and it is breathtaking. Hermetic gothicswan songs conjured from funereal piano, twilit ambience, minimalist percussion, and spellbinding vocals. The mood is lulling and lush but lost in sorrow, stark grey structures looming in the night. Majestic open spaces between notes heighten the melancholic grandeur of Orm’s arrangements, blurring the line between lament and lullaby. The songs don’t end so much as ebb away, succumbing to their own downcast beauty.
Anjou - Epithymia
Anjou
Epithymia
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Ambient power duo Anjou’s sophomore statement continues in the vein of their 2014 debut, unfurling a full hour of mesmeric synthetic drift and veiled melodic undertow. Comprised of Mark Nelson (of pioneering post-rock experimentalists Labradford and Pan·American) and Robert Donne (of Labradford, Aix Em Klemm, Cristal), the group works largely in long-form suites of sound, alternately spacious and dense.

Epithymia’s six pieces embrace flux and ambiguity: drones swell and shudder, hushed currents of noise glitch and dissolve, atmospheres congeal and liquify. As with the participants’ prior projects, Anjou evokes a shadowed, mysterious mood, variously melancholy and transcendent. The album is an accumulation of craftsmanship and experience, blurred forms traced in light and fog.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Received a 7.3 rating from Pitchfork. A Winged Victory For The Sullen is the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars Of The Lid member Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran. The duo agreed to leave their normal home studio comfort zone and develop the recordings with the help of large acoustic spaces, and to hunt down a selection of 9ft grand pianos that had the ability to deliver extreme sonic low end. Other traditional instrumentation was used including string quartet, French horn, and bassoon, but always juxtaposed is the sound of drifting guitar washed melodies. The recordings began in one late night session in the famed Grunewald Church in west Berlin on a 1950s imperial Boesendorfer piano and strings were added in the historic East Berlin DDR radio studios along the River Spree. One last final session in a private studio deep in the norther cusp of Italy on a handmade Fazioli piano, and the final mixes took place in a 17th century villa near Ferrara, Italy, with the assistance of Francesco Donadello. All songs were processed completely analogue straight to magnetic tape. Their secret to harvesting new melodic structures from the thin air of existence was for the duo to push themselves to live dangerously, realizing that clear thinking at the wrong moment could stifle the compositions. The final result is seven landscapes of harmonic replicating ingemination. In “Requiem for the Static King Part 1” (created in memory of the untimely passing of Mark Linkous) they have taken the age old idea of a string quartet and then shot it out a cannon to reveal exquisite new levels of mellow bliss. Of the 13 minute track “Symphony Pathétique,” Wiltzie says “after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, I feel like I have finally figured out what I am doing.” Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir and violinist Peter Broderick. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is not a side project. This is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of.
Tim Hecker - Virgins
Tim Hecker
Virgins
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Kranky)
24,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Received an 8.3 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork
Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. The sound palette of this work is wider, almost 'percussive' and tighter sounding than previous works. While this album remains committed to a painterly form of musical abstraction, it is also a record of restrained composition recorded live primarily in intimate studio rooms. This record employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers towards an effort at doing what digital music does not do naturally—making music that is out of time, out of tune and out of phase. This follow-up to his Juno-awarded Ravedeath, 1972 album exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. At times it points to the theological aspirations of early minimalist music. But it is not 'fake church music' for a secular age, rather something like an attempt at the sound of frankincense in slow-motion, or of a pulsing, flickering fluorescence in the grotto. Some pieces go off the rails before forming into anything, others eschew crescendo compositional structures or bombastic density while going sideways instead. It points to the ongoing development of TIM HECKER’s work. It suggests illusory memories of drughazed jams or communal music performance that may have never been performed or been heard. These are mp3s that give confusing accounts either of sound's glowing physicality or of its prismatic evasiveness. It is an offering of music into the void, a gift of digital filler between distractions. Yet hopefully it also stands as a document of the enduring faith in the narcotic, enigmatic function of music as long-form expression. Mixed by VALGEIR SIGuROSSON and Tim Hecker. Additional assistance by RANDALL DUNN and BEN FROST. Mastered by MANDY PARNELL at Black Saloon Studios in London, UK. No Export to Europe/UK or Japan.
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Antithesis
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Antithesis
LP | 2004 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2004 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
REISSUED ON VINYL!!! Antithesis is an LP-only release of material from KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN's archives that doesn't fit aesthetically with his Multiples studio album. The theme for the album is "ensemble works," that is, a combination of instruments played by Whitman himself with no computer interaction. Each piece was recorded in one of the different apartments Whitman has rented since he lived in Boston. Four tracks performed with Fender Rhodes piano, viola, guitar, and percussion.
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Dedekind Cut - Tahoe
Dedekind Cut
Tahoe
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Used Vinyl
Medium: Sealed, Cover: VG+
Still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has bent corner.
MJ Guider - Sour Cherry Bell
MJ Guider
Sour Cherry Bell
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Melissa GUION’s second offering for Kranky retains the glassy gauze of her debut, 2016’s Precious Systems, but shaded starker and darker, framed by mechanical rhythms and humid industrial moods. She speaks of Sour Cherry Bell as something of a reckoning with her tools of creation: “I was curious to see how far I could go with them, even if that meant reaching the ends of their capacity to do what I wanted. But I never exhausted them and they never exhausted me.” Utilizing her trusted combination of instrumentation, Guion tracked the record between her New Orleans home and rehearsal space, capturing chemistries both intimate and expansive. The songs sway between twilit shoegaze, downer ballads, and gothic pop, mapping a delicate palette of electric melancholies, though in retrospect she cites as her primary muse the notion of power: “lost and found, corporeal and cerebral, harnessed and exploited, of one and many, in this reality and the next.” Sour Cherry Bell reverberates beyond the here and now into scenes unseen, worlds unheard.
Less Bells - Mourning Jewelry
Less Bells
Mourning Jewelry
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,89 €* 20,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The sophomore offering by Julie Carpenter’s textural orchestral entity Less Bells takes its title from a storied strain of decorative objects worn in remembrance of lost loved ones: Mourning Jewelry. The album shares a similar mood of devotional pageantry, stirring ornamental laments born from a need to “create beauty out of grief.” Utilizing an amalgam of strings, synthesizers, and choirs, the pieces ascend and descend in grand, glimmering arcs, ebbing from passages of “baroque complexity” to expanses of haunting emptiness. Certain songs also skew more overtly western than ever before, deeply reverbed plucks of banjo refracted against glowing horizons of sunrise drone: Americana gone ambient. Furthering the music’s mystic intentionality, the track titles comprise “the major arcana of a tarot deck from an alternate universe,” lorded over by the “Queen Of Crickets,” ruler of “The Gates,” “The Fault,” and “The Fang.” Even so, the record requires no psychic divination to glean its fragile majesty, its muted tumult of mirage and melody. The beauty it possesses is too blatant, and bountiful.
Windy & Carl - Allegiance And Conviction
Windy & Carl
Allegiance And Conviction
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Legendary Dearborn duo Windy & Carl have been crafting inner space electric guitar and bass vistas for nearly three decades now, but their latest feels as vital and vaporous as any peak opus in their vast catalog. Written and recorded across six years, the songs swirl between shoegaze minimalism and stargaze drift, over which Windy Weber whispers veiled poetic narratives of transformation, isolation, and escape.

Allegiance And Conviction is their first album since 2012’s We Will Always Be. The six compositions are something of outlier in their catalog, shorter in nature than most on their previous releases. All of the tracks are saturated with Carl Hultgren’s signature guitar work, intimate constructions of murmurs, drones and his trademark layered filigree, gently amassed into alternately lighter and heavier than air atmospheres.

Despite being their first full-length in more than half a decade, the album fully belongs to the bewitching galaxy of sound Windy & Carl innovated and within which they remain the sole occupants: music of thresholds and peripheries and eternities. Allegiance And Conviction is the multifaceted, contemporary take on their sound.
Loscil - Equivalents
Loscil
Equivalents
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Kranky)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Canadian composer Scott Morgan’s 12th long-player as loscil takes its title from an influential series of early 20th century photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, abstracting clouds into miasmic, painterly canvases of smoke and shadowplay. It’s a deeply fitting analog for Morgan’s own musical process across the past two decades, fraying forms and tones into widescreen mirages of opaque texture and negative space. The name Equivalents referred to Stieglitz’s notion of the photographs as being equivalent to his “philosophical or emotional states of mind;” the same could be said of these eight weighty, shivering chiaroscuros of sound. Each piece unfolds and evolves enigmatically, adrift in low oxygen atmospheres, shifting dramatically from pockets of density to dissipated streaks of moonlit vapor.
The entirety of the record was created specifically for the album with the exception of “Equivalent 7,” which began as a dance score for frequent collaborator Vanessa Goodman. The album version of this track was reworked with Vancouver musician Amir Abbey aka Secret Pyramid. Cloud photographs taken by Scott Morgan at various locations throughout Cascadia in 2018.
Saloli - The Deep End
Saloli
The Deep End
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Portland, Oregon resident Mary Sutton’s solo debut materialized in the wake of a performance she gave at a clothing-optional soaking-pool sauna: “I had never composed for synth before but wanted to make something people sitting motionless and naked in hot bubbly water would want to hear.” It was while in this headspace that she reconnected with Satie’s entrancing cyclical motifs, particularly the way “he subtly spins melodic fragments, and pivots harmonies and phrases so the repetitions feel new and surprising yet soothingly familiar, as if casting a spell.”

The nine intuitive instrumentals comprising The Deep End accomplish exactly that, threading complementary shades of soft-hued hypnosis, dazed modal introspection, icy amusement park reverie, and lunar lullaby into a prismatic suite of contemplative melody and synthetic communion. Sutton’s songs are active rather than ambient yet their structure is more suggestive than scripted, full of lulls, asymmetries, and daydreams. Each track was written specifically to be played live on an analog synthesizer, with no overdubs or post-production wizardry. The sound of Saloli is one of warm-blooded wiring, turned on and tapped into, emotive and electric, storied machines speaking through all too human hands.
Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Tim Hecker
Konoyo
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
27,54 €* 28,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Experiential composer Tim Hecker’s ninth official full-length, Konoyo (“the world over here”) was largely recorded during several trips to Japan where he collaborated with members of the gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso, in a temple on the outskirts of Tokyo. Inspired by conversations with a recently deceased friend about negative space and a sense of music’s increasingly banal density, Hecker found himself drawn towards restraint and elegance, while making music both collectively and alone.

As with the Icelandic choir he arranged on 2016’s Love Streams, the heights of Hecker’s talent emerge in his manipulation of source material, bending and burnishing it into fantastical new forms. Keening strings are stretched into surreal, pixelated mirages; woodwinds warble and dissipate as fractal whispers of spatial haze; sparse gestures of percussion are chopped, isolated, and eroded, like disembodied signals from the afterlife. Both in texture and intent, Konoyo conjures a somber, ceremonial mood, suffused with ritual and regret. Visions flutter and fade; dreams gleam and decay.

Hecker will stage a series of special performances in tandem with the album’s release, featuring members of the gagaku ensemble on shō, ryuteki and hichiriki, accompanied by Kara-Lis Coverdale.
Grouper - Grid Of Points
Grouper
Grid Of Points
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Not long after recording her 10th album, Ruins, Liz Harris traveled to Wyoming to work on art and record music. She found herself drawn towards the pairing of skeletal piano phrasing with spare, rich bursts of vocal harmony. From Liz Harris: Grid Of Points is a set of songs for piano and voice. I wrote these songs over a week and a half; they stopped abruptly when I was interrupted by a high fever. Though brief, it is complete. The intimacy and abbreviation of this music allude to an essence that the songs lyrics speak more directly of. The space left after matter has departed, a stage after the characters have gone, the hollow of some central column, missing.
Stars Of The Lid - Gravitational Pull Vs. The Desire For An Aquatic Life
Stars Of The Lid
Gravitational Pull Vs. The Desire For An Aquatic Life
LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
19,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The release of Music For Nitrous Oxide, the 1995 debut by Stars Of The Lid, heralded a new strain of the American underground music scene, one born of the heat and humidity, boredom, and the insular, constipated, rock-ist music scene of Austin, Texas, home of the duo of Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie. It was a muffled lashing out against surrounding musical conventions, a small middle finger to the local dominant “Americana” scene, but one that nobody could see outside the shack of a house in which they recorded or at their occasional sparsely populated live performances. It was as punk a move as anyone could make at that place and in that time. But, in a surprise to the two members of SOTL, people took notice, as related rumblings and grumblings were taking place simultaneously in other parts of the American landscape.

Coming quickly on the heels of their debut was Gravitational Pull vs. The Desire For An Aquatic Life, released one year later. This is a transitional release that travels from the scruffiness of the debut’s ambiance to more extended and subtle undulating tides of assembled sound, yet still dominated by processed guitars as the primary sound source. It also serves as an omen to the mini-orchestral works to come, beginning with the Avec Laudenum album a few years later. This is a small masterpiece.
Justin Walter - Unseen Forces
Justin Walter
Unseen Forces
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Michigan trumpeter Justin Walter’s solo work centers on evocative, intuitive explorations of the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), a rare wind-controlled analog synthesizer from the 1970s. Its unique, smeared tonality allows for an expressive range of glassy, jazz-like textures, which Walter loops and layers with hushed electronics and twilit trumpet, painting opaque landscapes of resonant beauty.

Walter’s 2013 debut, Lullabies & Nightmares, included a handful of collaborations with percussionist Quin Kirchner, but Unseen Forces finds him fully solo, refining the project to its essence: shape-shifting watercolors of pastel haze, lit by the soft synthetic glow of electric breath. It’s a sound both modern and timeless, fusing emotion and technology, gauze and melody, force and fragility.
High Plains - Cinderland
High Plains
Cinderland
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
High Plains is the duo of Scott Morgan and Mark Bridges. Morgan, based in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, is predominantly known for his drifting, textured soundscapes released under the pseudonym Loscil. Bridges is an accomplished, classically-trained cellist residing in Madison, Wisconsin. The two met in Banff, Alberta, while they were there on residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2014.

In early 2016, the duo embarked on a collaborative set of compositions in the oxygen thin air of Wyoming, spending two weeks holed up in a refurbished school house in the town of Saratoga, where this album was recorded. Inspired by Schubert’s Die Winterreise and the rolling landscapes of their surroundings, the recordings evoke a shadowy, introspective and dizzying winter journey. Cinderland takes cues from classical, electronic and cinematic musical traditions but is mostly a product of the rugged, mythic landscape: vast and sprawling with a wild, uncertain edge.

The recording was made with a portable studio and all sounds were sourced on site, most notably from Bridges’ cello, the resident Steinway D piano, and field recordings collected from the local soundscape.

The results are a site-specific, wide-scope view of the high valley terrain — a mix of analog and digital, neoclassical and modern electronic sounds, a complementary series of tracks to become absorbed in, a truly deep listening experience.
Earthen Sea - An Act Of Love
Earthen Sea
An Act Of Love
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,89 €* 20,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Received an 8.1. rating from Pitchfork.

Jacob Long's newest recordings under the Earthen Sea moniker deepen his compelling synthesis of shadowy rhythms and opaque atmospherics, drawing on the most potent qualities of melancholic ambient and dub techno. An Act Of Love follows 2015’s Ink, released via Ital’s Lovers Rock imprint, and was inspired by internal tribulations and the experience of exploring an empty nocturnal metropolis. Careful waves of tones drift and decay; beats materialize and pulse across twilit landscapes; a noir mood reigns. Given Long’s background as bassist for revelatory tribal-punk trio Mi Ami, An Act Of Love showcases a musician in the midst of transcendent redefinition, crafting an immersive language of texture and motion.
Christina Vantzou - No. 3
Christina Vantzou
No. 3
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"No. 3" from Christina Vantzou features a 15-piece ensemble of strings, horns, woodwinds & micro-choir. The tracks vacillate between orchestral, ambient soundscapes & more structured works, while the internal core of the record is unwavering, with all tracks heading in the direction of otherworldly drones surrounded by soft, subtle & sometimes intense veils or points. NO EXPORT TO UK/EU
Stars Of The Lid - Avec Laudenum
Stars Of The Lid
Avec Laudenum
LP | 2003 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2003 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
The Avec Laudenum originally released on the Belgian Sub Rosa label in 2000 from cosmic sound explorers Adam Wiltzie and Brian Mcbride. Recorded via mail between the home ports of Chicago and Austin, the record is a hypnotic foray into the realm of drones, drifts and dreams. Groovy, brilliant and transcedent.
Disappears - Irreal
Disappears
Irreal
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Irreal, the fifth long player from Chicago's Disappears, is another trip down the rabbit hole. The album plays out as a dream sequence—hazed dub landscapes give way to the groupʼs most experimental and open music yet. If their last album Era confirmed the fact that Disappears are on their own trip, then Irreal is where it kicks in. Eternalism, roboethics, identity—it's a Ballardian mix of imperfect melodies, half thoughts and good ol' dystopian modernity. Itʼs a master class in texture, pace and control. Produced by John Congleton at famed Chicago recording institution Electrical Audio, Irreal sits in the negative space where art rock and post punk collapse onto each other. It's the sound of Disappears reporting back from The Void.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Atomos
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Received a 7.3 rating from Pitchfork.

After releasing a first glimpse in the form of the ‘Atomos VII’ EP earlier this year, A Winged Victory For The Sullen finally reveal their second full-length album entitled ‘Atomos’, which besides familiar piano, string and drone sounds also sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesisers.

Wayne McGregor, founder of Random Dance Company and resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet, chose to play the album repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group's reaction with the music, he contacted Adam and Dustin to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre. The duo were given complete artistic freedom and they treated the score with the same care and attention as their debut album. They recorded more than sixty minutes of music over a four-month period during the summer of 2013 across studios in Brussels, Berlin and Reykjavik, with the help of their long time collaborative sound engineer Francesco Donadello. During the recording process they realised, that this would become their official second studio album. McGregor provided them with the inspiration to expand their sound palette into more electronic territory, whilst keeping their signature chamber sound, resulting in a very unique record.
Stars Of The Lid - The Ballasted Orchestra
Stars Of The Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra
2LP | 1996 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Stars of the Lid's first album for Kranky is finally being reissued on vinyl with remastered audio and updated artwork. Including 9 additional minutes of material not on the CD or digital versions.
Mirrorring - Foreign Body
Mirrorring
Foreign Body
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Kranky)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance, Classical Music
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