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Goldmund - The Time It Takes Orange Vinyl Edition
Goldmund
The Time It Takes Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Pennsylvania native Keith Kenniff's output as Goldmund has established him as one of the preeminent composers of minimal piano-based ambient music alongside peers like Hauschka, Dustin O'Halloran, and even Ryuichi Sakamoto, who himself once described Kenniff's work as "so, so, so beautiful". His recordings tread sincerely along paths laden with dusty timbres, diffuse synthesizer, and soaring string textures tinted by the muted glow of a cloudy analog sky above. On The Time it Takes, Goldmund's newest book of aural polaroids, Kenniff somehow manages to deepen the emotionality of his already affecting project, creating a space in which to unfold the sorrows of a troubling age and revel in the hope and beauty that follow thereafter. In this sense, The Time it Takes tackles grief head-on, unadorned by themes of escapism or pastorality, and marks another entry in an impressively consistent body of work. Throughout the album Kenniff further proves his skill of crafting sound-design vignettes that are personal, private, and hushed, yet simultaneously grand, colossal, and profound. Nostalgia sometimes suffers the role of low hanging fruit for the marketing world, or worse, a symptom of the stunted development of a generation facing backward in a world that moves unrelentingly forward. But instead of engaging in reductive and culpable pastiche, Kenniff dispels any notions of nostalgia's counterproductivity by using our collective memory as just another brush to paint with, thereby wresting his music from any linear cultural timeline. To that end there are few artistic voices as distinc t as Goldmund's. Magically conjuring grandeur from only a few simple ingredients (piano, synthesizer, reverb, and a little more) Kenniff's sound has become so universal that you'd be forgiven for not knowing who it belongs to. Knock offs be damned, every Goldmund recording is cut from an inimitable fabric woven out of emotional realism, honesty, vivid imagination, and skillful restraint.
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Goldmund - Occasus Colored Vinyl Edition
Art Feynman - Blast Off Through The Wicker
Art Feynman
Blast Off Through The Wicker
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Blast Off Through the Wicker documents Art Feynman looking for life in the lifeless,
questioning what it means to be living. There is a calm, disciplined pocket to be felt in
everything Feynman does; krautrock slink, staccato bounce, and pentatonic bursts of
Nigerian Highlife fuzz pour on the temporal canvas with unquestionable ease, never
falling in the wrong place. Even more admirable is, that his "canvas" is a four-track tape
recorder, and that Blast Off features no loops or drum machines despite its
aesthetically faithful motorik and afrobeat underpinnings. Nowhere is this fact more
surprising than on album standout "Slow Down" which pulses along infectiously with a
crunchy backbeat, and deftly arpeggiating bass lines that are so locked-in that it would
be hard to fault an unknowing ear for assuming the whole thing is tediously
programmed. There are gentler sides to Blast Off that conjure the spacey tenderness
of Arthur Russell inventively and respectfully, w ithout adopting their muse's palette
wholesale. In this regard Blast Off is an endearing collection of songs that capture the
ear with warm-yet-clear cassette aesthetics and spot-on musicianship, both of which
form an angle that points lovingly to Feynman's deep and varied influences. Make no
mistake-- this one truly is alive.
Elori Saxl - The Blue Of Distance
Elori Saxl
The Blue Of Distance
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Preorder available from 22.01.2021
Limited Edition Cloudy Clear Vinyl.Combining Processed Recordings Of Wind And Water With Analog Synthesizers And Chamber Orchestra, Elori Kramer's The Blue Of Distance Is An Audio Dissertation On The Role Technology Plays In Our Relationships To Geography And Nature, Unspoolinginto An Examination Of Memory And Longing Across Seven Sections That Layer Filmic Minimalism Over Churning Electronic Soundbeds. Half Of The Suite Was Written In The Adirondack Mountains During Summer Amid Lakes, Rivers, And Moss-Ladenforest Floors, While The Other Half Was Conceived On A Frozen Lake Superior Island In Deep Winter, Creating A Subtextual Dialogue Between The Two Extreme Settings. Kramer, Who Was Born In 1990 And Grew Up Alongside The Internet, Uses Her Musicto Explore Nature In The Actual And The Virtual World, Through Direct Experience And Facsimile Alike, Focussing And Blurring The Line Between The Two. "Looking Back At My Videos Of That Summer-- Which Is Where The Processed Audio Came From-- I Triedto Remember What It Had Felt Like To Be There," She Recalls, "Thinking About Questions Of Reality Versus Imagination; Physical Versus Digital; And The Ways In Which Memory Shifts Through Our Minds And Technology." The Title The Blue Ofdistance Was Derived From Rebecca Solnit's Book A Field Guide To Getting Lost, Referring To The Phenomenon Of Faraway Mountains Appearing Blue Due To Light Particles Getting Lost Over Distance. "If We Were To Go Up To The Mountains Thatappear Blue From Far Away, We Would See That They Weren't Actually That Color." She Says. "This Beauty Is Made Possible Because Of Their Distance," Much In The Same Way That The Splendor Of A Lush Season Is Only Fully Realized In The Throes Of A Bleak One, And The Joy Of An Event Can Only Be Felt When It Has Long Since Been Consigned To Remembrance.R.I.Y.L Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Josiah Steinbrick, Emily Sprague
Botany - End The Summertime F(Or)Ever
Botany
End The Summertime F(Or)Ever
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
Austin-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Spencer delivers a sample-studded mood board of bass-heavy hip hop, spiraling psychedelia, and disco-house, that explores time, aging, societal upheaval, the afterlife, and the cosmic perspective as they appear through the distorting, relentless heat of his native Texas.
Selah Broderick - Anam
Selah Broderick
Anam
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This debut release by Selah Broderick and includes recordings from 1979 through 2018. Selah is the mother of Heather Woods Broderick (known for her solo albums, and her work with Sharon Van Etten) and Peter Broderick. The album features violin, percussion, synths, guitar, and vocals by Peter Broderick, and vocals, organ, and cello by Heather Woods Broderick. Anam is the first collection of recordings by Selah Broderick (b. 1959, Washington, D.C.). Having grown up in a strict Catholic setting, the alternative movements of the late 60's and 70's could not come soon enough for Selah, who's love for art and music eventually sent her traveling around the country, running from a rather chaotic upbringing, in search of quieter ground. She eventually wound up in the Pacific Northwest, where she picked up a gig playing her guitar and singing at a local bar a few nights a week, and it was there in the audience that she met the man who would soon become the father of her children. First pregnant at the tender age of 19, Selah would have to put her musical dreams on hold while she attended to the demands of motherhood. It's no wonder she was so supportive when her three kids all gravitated towards music. While her devoted husband supported the family as a woodworker, Selah carved out her own path as a yoga instructor, in a time when non-western spiritual practices were not so welcomed in the western world. Her devotion to spiritual development would be the guiding force in her life, leading to a formative trip to Tibet alongside Roshi Joan Halifax in the early 2000's. Her passion for music entwined itself with her work when she created the soundtrack to her own instructional yoga CD, featuring synthesizers, gentle field recordings, wind chimes, and most notably, her enchanted flute playing. Her interest in more meditative sounds infused itself with her background in folk music, and it is somewhere between these two worlds that Anam exists. Consisting of recordings as old as 1979 and as new as 2018, the wide range in fidelity has been embraced for this collection. The recordings were collected by her son Peter Broderick, who carefully wove them together over the years with occasional contributions from himself and sister Heather Woods Broderick. When asked about a potential title for her first album, Selah referenced the book Anam Cara by John O'Donohue, the modern-day Celtic mystic whose work helped her to reconcile her Catholic upbringing with her love for Eastern spiritual disciplines. The title "Anam Cara", meaning "Soul Friend" in Irish Gaelic, was given to a track originally created for meditation, while the album is simply called Anam, or "Soul." You are invited to explore the soul of this beautiful woman.
Nubo - Nu Visoin Pink Vinyl Edition
Nubo
Nu Visoin Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 18.12.2020
Nu Vision is Nipponese modernist kosmische that is therapeutic, multicolored, and alluringly strange, like a bioluminescent valley on an exoplanet discovered by a Jaxa probe. With chopped-up kabuki howls and moonlit koto plucks placed ecstatically around floral billows of ambience and candy-coated synthesis, it at least approximates a picture-book about traditional Japan, cut-up and recombined to become an instruction manual for building the aforementioned spacecraft. The author of such a guidebook, Yuji Namiki aka began as a rapper and beatmaker, using hip-hop as a launchpad to traverse the plethora of genres he would later uncover during a formative stint working at a record shop in Tokyo. The musicological momentum he gained there would eventually lead him to establish his own label, Ugfy Records, through which nubo and his peers continue to explore techno, acid-house, synthesis, and other electronic psychedelia. However, a marked shift toward the contemplative tone of Nu Vision arose out of spiritual necessity after Namiki's parents, concerned for his mental well-being as he slipped (understandably) further into dissatisfaction with the modern world, insisted he admit himself to a psychiatric hospital for three months. The pharmaceutical treatment he received there left him feeling creatively and emotionally detached. In his own words "judging that the world is sick, I was hospitalized, and it took me a year and a half," before he was able to make music of any kind. When the time finally came for nubo to retrace the musical steps inward to his sense of self, contemplative sounds became the torchlight by which he illuminated the path. "It was time," he says "to face my mind." He emerged with a Nu Vision, so to speak, one that folds his view of himself, his home country, and the cosmos at large into a psychospiritual codex of sound that only nubo himself could have fostered into existence. "The illusion for me is now the present world itself," he explains, "when we can see the world as being full of love, the scenery changes dramatically and we realize that life is infinite."
Art Feynman - Half Price At 3:30
Art Feynman
Half Price At 3:30
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Art Feynman (aka accomplished recording artist and producer Luke Temple) stitches art pop, Nigerian highlife, worldbeat, and other lesser-known genres into a musical quilt that displays his unmistakable guile and eccentric songcraft. On his sophomore album Half Price at 3:30 he delivers songs that side-smile while pointing out the emotional sinkholes that whirl beneath the most overlooked, seemingly commonplace scenarios. As effortlessly as he inhabits his Art Feynman character he also slips into the lives of other personalities, both living and fictional. Where previous entries in the Luke Temple discography -- including his well-liked former group Here We Go Magic -- have utilized organic timbres even while sailing far from the guitar-and-drums shore, Half Price sees him employing drum machines, slightly glossier production, and even autotune with a tasteful balance that suggests these tools have been in his kit all along. The result affectionately evokes guerrilla recording predecessors like Francis Bebey, Arthur Russell, and Haruomi Hosono in musicological detail, yet it's Temple's hard-won creative voice that resounds over top of it all facing Half Price forward instead of nostalgically backward.
Activity - Unmask Whoever Translucent Glacial Blue Vinyl Edition
Activity
Unmask Whoever Translucent Glacial Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
19,19 €* 23,99 € -20%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Activity are an avant four-piece featuring Travis Johnson, and drummer Steve Levine, both from the band Grooms, bassist Zoë Browne from Field Mouse, and guitarist Jess Rees from Russian Baths. Produced by engineer Jeff Berner of Psychic TV, their debut forms a casually menacing framework for lyrical themes of paranoia, exposed character flaws, and the broader human capacity for growth when an ugly truth is laid bare. Lead single "Calls Your Name," establishes the record's spectral aura with nauseated electronic bells, and a relentless Geoff Barrow-esque drum beat beneath a half-sung, half-spoken lyrics inspired by C.S. Lewis's 1945 novel The Great Divorce. In the novel, characters stuck in a grey, joyless conception of hell repeatedly deny opportunities to be taken into heaven, instead making excuses as to why they should remain in their embittered purgatory states. Allegorically, this speaks to the kind of opportunity for metamorphosis and positive change that's possible when the depths of disillusionment are reached, an idea which permeates much of the album. Despite recurrent aches of discontentment, each track glows with radiant waves of catharsis while elegantly evoking jubilation and anguish within the same breadth, showing that the two are always around the corner from one another.
Strand Of Oaks - Leave Ruin Wine Red Vinyl Edition
Strand Of Oaks - Pope Killdragon Susquehanna River Blue Vinyl Edition
Lightning Dust - Spectre Black Vinyl Edition
Outer Spaces - Gazing Globe Translucent Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
Outer Spaces
Gazing Globe Translucent Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Born in a rural upstate NY town of 500 people, Cara Beth Satalino aka Outer Spaces, studied studio composition at Purchase College, where she also met her bandmate and life partner Chester Gwazda (producer of the first three Future Islands albums, and Dan Deacon's Bromst and America, among others). The Baltimore-based artist's new album Gazing Globe documents Satalino's effort to find herself through the creation of her own esoteric world of pop songs. While writing Gazing Globe, Satalino felt lost and listless, after she and Gwazda decided to take a break from their long-term relationship. To deal with her anxiety and self-doubt, and ultimately evolve emotionally and spiritually, she began a daily meditation practice, in addition to writing songs. "I think I was trying to get back to myself and my identity, separate from my relationship," says Satalino. The result of her efforts is a collection of Murmur-era REM-esque power-pop songs, full of catchy guitar riffs, sonically juxtaposing her despondent perspective.
Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation Coral & Seawater Colored Vinyl Edition
Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation Black Vinyl Edition
Machinefabriek - With Voices Black Vinyl Edition
Jessica Risker - I See You Among The Stars
Goldmund - Occasus Black Vinyl Edition
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid
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