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Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Tim Hecker
Konoyo
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
28,99 €*
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.
Tim Hecker - Radio Amor
Loscil - First Narrows
Loscil
First Narrows
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The third album from Vancouver-based sound composer and sampler, synth, effects, and computer maestro Scott Morgan, and his first to feature real instruments and input from other musicians. Using sound sources that range from sampled instruments to miscellaneous lo-fi mini-cassette recordings, Morgan generates music on computer by custom programming, sequencing and processing designed so no two performances of the patches would be exactly the same. Jason Zumpano (Fender Rhodes piano), Tim Loewen (guitar), and Nyla Rany (cello) improvised over the electronic sequences, which Morgan then edited and mixed.
Tim Hecker - Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Dedekind Cut - Tahoe
Dedekind Cut
Tahoe
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Northern California electronic producer Fred Welton Warmsley III’s solo work as Dedekind Cut (pronounced “dead-da-ken cut”) has evolved from fractured industrial design into increasingly subdued and sublime ambient meditations across two years of dedicated activity. His second full-length collection, Tahoe—so named after the mountain lake town he now calls home—swells with widescreen grandeur, evoking vistas both inner and outer. There are echoes of his earlier, more tempestuous mode in tracks like “MMXIX” and “Spiral” but overall the album skews panoramic and pensive, muted synthetic mists contoured with choral melody, field recordings, and radiant drone. His compositional instincts feel alternately classical, contemporary, and conflicted, befitting an artist whose discography spans labels as divergent as Hospital Productions, Ninja Tune, and NON. Warmsley characterizes Tahoe as a “time peace,” sifting through “the past, the present, future, and fantasy.” Recorded primarily in New York, with additional sessions sourced from Berlin, Cambridge, and Placer County, California.
Loscil - Monument Builders
Loscil
Monument Builders
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Kranky)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Monument Builders is the new album from loscil, the ambient/electronic project of prolific composer Scott Morgan. It was primarily created on sample-based instruments in Morgan’s century old Vancouver home. Like that aged space, this music is also rough-hewn, with rickety samples of boiling kettles and resonant moving air. Recordings from a vintage micro-cassette recorder contribute distortion, rattles and textures that serve as both percussion and abstract aural color. According to Morgan, the genesis for the album may have begun as he viewed an old VHS copy of the American experimental film Koyaanisqatsi. “Something about the time-tarnished visuals and the pitch warble on Philip Glass’s epic score added a new layer of intrigue for me,” says Morgan. “Glass has always been an influence but lo-fi Glass felt like a minor revelation, as if the decay was actually enhancing the impact of the film’s message.” The investigations on Monument Builders also took inspiration from the anti-humanist writings of influential philosopher John Gray, as well as photographer Edward Burtynsky’s iconic aerial photographs of pollution and environmental destruction. “Gray’s writing, particularly his book Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, reinforced a bleak notion I had that we humans don’t have much say in how it all turns out,” says Morgan. “With Burtynsky, I was struck by the fact that something so strikingly beautiful could be the result of large-scale waste and exploitation.” Monument Builders was composed during a period in which the life-and-death battles of close friends and family forced Morgan to examine his own feelings on mortality. In the course of that introspection, Morgan found himself buoyed by a feeling of celebration and a stubborn sense of survival—an acknowledgement of what it means to be able to breathe and create amidst the clash of love and chaos. Ultimately, Morgan hopes the music here can offer listeners solace while leaving room for exploration and surprise.
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.
Tim Hecker - Dropped Pianos
Low - Secret Name
Less Bells - Solifuge
Less Bells
Solifuge
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The full-length debut by Julie Carpenter’s Joshua Tree, California, ambient orchestral project Less Bells emerged from the drama and desolation of its high desert origins. She cites certain compositions as being “specifically inspired by August monsoons rolling in over the mountains, others by clear, starry nights.” Utilizing an array of electronic and acoustic instruments, including cello, Optigan, violin, voice, and modular synth, Solifuge conflates not only the solitude and refuge of its title but also intimacy and grandeur, fragility and force, “building from austerity to wild overgrowth.” She speaks of a creative process involving cut-ups and rearranging, mapping a melody for strings only to transpose it to synth, or refashioning a rigid classical piece as stream of consciousness soundscape. Carpenter’s versatility and embrace of flux fills these songs with a living, breathing quality, restrained but responsive, adapting to shifting conditions and emotions beneath the surface.
Grouper - Grid Of Points
Grouper
Grid Of Points
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – 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.
Anjou - Epithymia
Anjou
Epithymia
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kranky)
22,49 €* 29,99 € -25%
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.
Steve Hauschildt - Strands
Loscil - Plume
Loscil
Plume
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
1st time ever on vinyl. Loscil's 4th album finally reissued. "Composed with perfect amounts of subtle delay, layer upon layer of blissful chimes, & plenty of space, 'Plume' makes for a quintessential escape from life's daily rushes." - XLR8R. "'Plume' is deeper than any of Morgan's previous efforts & opens itself to you very slowly - the more time you allow it, the more enjoyment you will mine from it's rich cavernous depths." - Boomkat.
Loscil - Sea Island
Loscil
Sea Island
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Sea Island is Vancouver ambient artist Scott Morgan's first LP for Kranky since 2012's Sketches From New Brighton, and it follows a split EP with Fieldhead on Gizeh Records. Comprising a mixture of tried-and-tested live tracks and others written in the studio, the album reportedly "represents a range of compositional approaches" from deeply-layered textures to more improvisational methods, including work with acoustic instruments such as the piano, vibraphone and violin played by a cast of local musicians, as well as Seattle pianist Kelly Wyse and vocalist Ashley Pitre. Like much of Morgan's work, Sea Island is named for a place in Vancouver. In this case, it's the island that houses the city's international airport.
Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
Tim Hecker
Harmony In Ultraviolet
2LP | 2006 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
24,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This is the first proper vinyl release for Tim Hecker's breakthrough 2006 album. At the time of original issue, there was a small run of a few hundred vinyl copies done by a small German label, but this was pressed on an inferior sounding single LP which was much too short for the length of the album, not to mention the wide dynamic range of the recording. This new version is mastered at 45rpm over four sides for maximum sound quality. "The whole album moves with a sort of barely-contained violence that threatens to disintegrate or burst tracks into flame outs at nearly any point. it's powerful and intense ambient music that really doesn't sound like anything else being created right now."--Almost Cool
Labradford - Prazision
Labradford
Prazision
2LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Kranky)
24,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original release, we are issuing kranky katalog #001 on vinyl for the first time since 1993, newly remastered and with new artwork. The debut album from LABRADFORD, as well as the premier kranky release, was originally issued in late 1993 to a surprising amount of acclaim as well as a fair bit of confusion. What was one to make of these beatless atmospheres cum pop songs that had little to do with contemporary "indierock" ™. The album was typically lumped into such newly minted sub-genres such as "lo-fi" and "post-rock" even though there was no connection to any such imagined scenes. Lo-fi? You can hear MARK NELSON breathe between vocal lines. Must be the lack of cymbals and hi-hat that accounts for that fallacy. Post-rock? Did that catch-all phrase for disparate musical groups and sounds even imply anything concrete or encompassing? Alas, just another label that quickly became meaningless. What is clearly evident upon listening to the album anew is that this is not a dated or stale work by any means. It could just as likely have been recorded in 2003, or 1983 for that matter, as in 1993. It does not contain any of the markers so typical of pop music that would place it in any time frame, no production touches or instrumental sounds that would identify it as being the product of a specific period. At the very least, Labradford created a timeless work, one that still challenges the listener today. More to the point, they created a masterwork.
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.
Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat
Grouper
The Man Who Died In His Boat
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
What could be better than a reissue of Grouper's Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill? How about an entire album of unreleased material recorded at the same time that is equal in quality?
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.
Low - Trust
Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
Belong - Common Era
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.
Saloli - The Deep End
Saloli
The Deep End
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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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.
Forma - Semblance
Forma
Semblance
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Kranky)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Brooklyn trio Forma’s latest LP continues their mission to “broaden the idea of what an electronic music ensemble can sound like.” Semblance emerged from exploratory sessions at The Schoolhouse, the Bushwick loft where members Mark Dwinell and John Also Bennett live, then was tracked at Gary’s Electric studios, where their previous album Physicalist was also recorded.
Christina Vantzou - No. 4
Brian McBride - The Effective Disconnect
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)
20,99 €*
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.
Benoit Pioulard - The Benoit Pioulard Listening Matter
Benoit Pioulard
The Benoit Pioulard Listening Matter
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Kranky)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter is the sixth kranky album from Thomas Meluch under the nom de plume Benoit Pioulard. It arrives on the 10th anniversary of his first LP Précis, and offers a rekindled focus on self-examination, as well as a return to vocal-based pop structures following the mostly instrumental Sonnet (2015). Recording for the Listening Matter began during a period of grief, turmoil and self-medication, and continued throughout two years of growth and healing. Reflections on vice (“Layette,” “Anchor as the Muse”), virtue (“Narcologue”) and death (“A mantle for Charon”) feature equally in this concise treatise aimed at the flawed-but-resilient core in us all. By coincidence this album was completed on the very day Meluch’s only brother died; accordingly, it’s dedicated to him and anyone seeking paths away from their demons.
Forma - Physicalist
Forma
Physicalist
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Kranky)
28,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Physicalist is the third album from New York City synthesis trio Forma. Since their acclaimed sel-ftitled debut in 2011, Forma have been perfecting a distinctive style of improvised kosmische and minimalism that blends swirling arpeggios, ambient soundscapes, and driving motorik beats. Physicalist is a sprawling, double LP journey featuring new member and multi-instrumentalist John Also Bennett, who replaced Sophie Lam in 2014. The first Forma album to include acoustic instrumentation, Physicalist owes more to American composers like Harold Budd or Terry Riley than Klaus Schulze and other Krautrock visionaries. The album was recorded during marathon sessions at Brooklyn’s Gary’s Electric studio, and is packaged in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Robert Beatty and a liner notes essay by writer and critic Michael Barron. Physicalist was mastered by Bob Weston.
MJ Guider - Precious Systems
MJ Guider
Precious Systems
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Kranky)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Melissa Guion is Mj Guider. She lives and works in New Orleans and previously released the Green Plastic extended play cassette in early 2014 on the Constellation Tatsu label. Employing heavy washes of bass and a deft touch in mixing, she uses stark contrasts to construct a semi-surreal aural space. What results are songs that exist in a wholly contained sound environment, minimal yet lush, spare yet saturated, and most importantly, entirely compelling. Having recently expanded to a trio, the group will be making select live appearances following Precious Systems release.
Christina Vantzou - No. 3
Christina Vantzou
No. 3
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
25,64 €* 26,99 € -5%
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
Helen - The Original Faces
Helen
The Original Faces
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Helen is a pop group from Oregon. Liz Harris (vocals/ lead guitar - aka Grouper), Jed Bindeman (drums/ tambourine), Scott Simmons (bass/ guitar), & Helen (back up vocals). "The Original Faces" was recorded over a period of several years in Portland by the band members, their friends Nick, Chris &, largely, Justin Higgins. Written together, some songs based on Liz & Scott's demos.
Valet - Nature
Valet
Nature
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
11,69 €* 17,99 € -35%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Recorded at home over the course of a year, "Nature" evolved as a collaboration between Honey Owens, Rafael Fauria, & drummer/ bassist/ keyboardist Mark Burden. The album finds the trio crafting enveloping layers of guitars, synthesizers, & reverb to create a shimmering, wide open sound. It's a restrained, direct style, but tying it all together is a lulling, dreamy melodic sense that is distinctively Valet. At the center stands Owens' ethereal voice, which has transitioned from evoking trippy fantasies to creating space for honest contemplation.
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.
Anjou - Anjou
Anjou
Anjou
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Richmond, VA group Labradford have remained mostly inactive since 2001, with members working on various different projects. Two-thirds of the group have now reunited, however, and are working under the name Anjou. Anjou comprises Labradford members Mark Nelson and Robert Donne. The two have teamed up with percussionist Steven Hess, who has previously worked with Nelson in his long-running Pan•American project. As Anjou, the group have prepared a self-titled debut album. As evidenced on the song "Sighting," available to stream below, all three members have left their imprint on the project, from droning synths and digital processing to sparse, tasteful drum work.
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.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos VII
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Atomos VII
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Way back in 2011, Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie teamed up with Berlin-based pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran to form the drone-focused A Winged Victory for the Sullen, who released their self-titled debut LP back then on Kranky and Erased Tapes. Those labels will release the project's second full-length, ATOMOS, later this year, which doubles as the official score for choreographer Wayne McGregor's long-form dance piece of the same name. Before that, though, a teaser EP of sorts, ATOMOS VII, will see release on April 28; it features this swelling title track along with an outtake from the recording sessions for A Winged Victory for the Sullen's first album, as well as a collaborative track with like-minded pianist Ben Frost.
Christina Vantzou - No. 2
Christina Vantzou
No. 2
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Developed over a four year period, No. 2 was composed using synthesizers and a variety of unidentified samples that were manipulated beyond recognition. Christina Vantzou then collaborated with Minna Choi of the San Francisco based Magik Magik Orchestra. Vantzou and Choi worked on the notation and arrangements and recorded the compositions with a 15 piece ensemble at Tiny Telephone studios in San Francisco. The chamber layer on No. 2 follows a similar pattern as her first record with the addition of bassoon, oboe, and an enhanced string section.
Pan American - Cloud Room, Glass Room
Pan American
Cloud Room, Glass Room
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Kranky)
24,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
With percussionist extraordinaire STEVEN HESS now a full fledged member, MARK NELSON and PAN AMERICAN deliver their first new album since White Bird Release from 2009. This collection of new sounds began with the duo rehearsing for a series of shows in southern Europe in late 2011 and early 2012, the songs written together as a group to be played live. BOBBY DONNE (LABRADFORD, CRISTAL) plays bass on multiple tracks, further emphasizing the live band feel. Mark Nelson s deft production touches abound, subtly mixing disparate elements into a fully integrated whole, while Hess prominently displays a myriad of percussion techniques showing a mastery of understated rhythms. The resulting album is a resonant listen that ranks with the best of Pan*American s catalog.
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