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Four Weeks: Ambient/Drone

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The Current Inside (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: HG 2004. Rel: 22 May 20
  1. The Altitudes (20:16)
  2. The Currents (4:19)
  3. Lost Lake (5:53)
  4. Fluctuating Streams (4:18)
  5. Sundial (4:50)
Review: On her 2019 debut album "Vegetal Negatives", sound recordist, sound designer and experimental electronic composer Marja Ahti offered up a striking blend of processed field recordings, unearthly ambient tones and hissing tape loops. She continues on a similar theme on this equally impressive sequel, the centrepiece of which is a 20-minute long commissioned piece, "The Altitudes", in which creepy electronic tones, deathly bells and spooky ambient chords flit in and out of an atmospheric collage of crackling radio static, distant field recordings and otherworldly noises. The four shorter pieces on side two explore similar aural themes, with the ebb of flow of Ahti's minimalist musical missives slipping in and out of ghostly, music concrete style soundscapes.
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The Antikythera Mechanism (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: WIN 027LP. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. Arcturus Alpha Boo (10:42)
  2. Metonic Spiral (9:47)
  3. The Exeligmos Pointer (9:21)
  4. Time Dislocated In The Mechanism (9:30)
  5. Epicylic Gearing (10:00)
  6. Fragment F (10:16)
  7. On The Eight Of The Anthesterion (19:28)
Review: For his latest album as Atomine Elektrine - his first for esteemed Dutch imprint Winter Light - Peter Andersson has drawn inspiration from the Antikythera Mechanism, a real-life ancient Greek device that is widely thought to have been the world's first "analogical computer". The album's six tracks are as magical and mythical as the discovered device that inspired them, with Andersson cannily fusing layered field recordings and strange, spaced-out noises with swelling ambient chords, slowly unfurling melodies and spacey sampled noises to create audio collages that defy lazy categorization. It reminded us a little of some of the darker and weirder outings of the KLF during their brief ambient period (think the lesser known "Rites of Mu" and "Waiting" soundtracks), albeit with more intergalactic ethos.
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 in stock $30.93
  1. Arcturus Alpha Boo
  2. Metonic Spiral
  3. The Exeligmos Pointer
  4. Time Dislocated In The Mechanism
  5. Epicylic Gearing
  6. Fragment F
Review: For his latest album as Atomine Elektrine - his first for esteemed Dutch imprint Winter Light - Peter Andersson has drawn inspiration from the Antikythera Mechanism, a real-life ancient Greek device that is widely thought to have been the world's first "analogical computer". The album's six tracks are as magical and mythical as the discovered device that inspired them, with Andersson cannily fusing layered field recordings and strange, spaced-out noises with swelling ambient chords, slowly unfurling melodies and spacey sampled noises to create audio collages that defy lazy categorization. It reminded us a little of some of the darker and weirder outings of the KLF during their brief ambient period (think the lesser known "Rites of Mu" and "Waiting" soundtracks), albeit with more intergalactic ethos.
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 in stock $14.55
A Thousand Harmonies In Silence (LP limited to 100 copies)
Cat: PITP 43. Rel: 20 May 20
  1. Latibule (4:33)
  2. Reset Loop (3:57)
  3. Small Scale Memory (3:43)
  4. Pirouttes (3:44)
  5. Apart Worlds (feat Voga) (4:15)
  6. Penelope's Song (2:39)
  7. A Thousand Harmonies In Silence (6:02)
Review: Having previously self-released his music online, Adam London AKA Bedroom has finally found a home to showcase his particular brand of immersive, slow-burning ambient music - albeit via a release of which only 100 copies are available worldwide. While this means you'll have to be fast to secure a copy, we'd recommend making the investment. The Chicago-based producer's work is fluid, warm, dreamy and drifting, with his extensive use of glistening, reverb-laden electric guitar solos, opaque chords and other 'traditional' acoustic instruments - there's occasional and well-placed piano, cello, viola and violin - recalling the work of Jonny Nash and the superb Music From Memory label. While London's work has its own distinct flavour, it paddles in similarly sunset-ready waters - and is every bit as alluring.

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Seafire Remixes (12") (1 per customer)
Cat: CPU 01010111. Rel: 28 May 20
  1. More Light (radio edit) (2:54)
  2. G1 (Ambient mix) (2:50)
  3. More Light (EOD remix) (4:19)
  4. More Light (James Zabiela remix) (6:04)
  5. Color Me (Telefon Tel Aviv remix) (5:19)
Review: Bochum Welt's 2019 album "Seafire" was arguably one of the strongest full-length sets that Central Processing Unit has released to date, which given the Sheffield-based label's track record is high praise indeed. This EP offers fresh interpretations of some of the album's many highlights. First up is a perfectly pitched radio edit of "More Light" a gorgeous slice of IDM bliss that recalls the halcyon days of Boards of Canada, which is later given a slightly chunkier - but no less beautiful - treatment by EOD and a bustling, club-ready electro re-fix, complete with Yorkshire bleeps, by veteran DJ/producer James Zabeila. Elsewhere, the ambient mix of "G1" is as luscious and blissful as you'd expect, while Teflon Tel Aviv's revision of "Color Me" is opaque, sun-kissed and more than a little spaced-out.
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Ollust (CD)
Cat: HUMM 11. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. Happisburgh
  2. Thetford
  3. Oulton
  4. Octagon
  5. Strangers'
  6. Dereham
Review: Given that they named themselves after Norfolk's famous waterways, it's perhaps unsurprising that Norwich duo Broads have released rather a lot of music inspired by the county's numerous sleepy towns and villages. They're at it again on "Ollust", a fine album of atmospheric music made in cahoots with friend and fellow Norwich resident Milly Hirst. Her beautiful piano playing and layered choral vocals feature prominently throughout, combining with Broads hazy electronic textures, slowly shifting drones, fractured post-rock guitar notes and enveloping production to create a series of stunning pastoral soundscapes. The most arresting examples of this are jaw-dropping opener "Happisburgh" (named after a coastal village that's slowly falling into the sea), the short-but-inspired "Oulton" and the epic "Strangers", where intensely dark, creeping motifs slowly engulf Hirst's piano.
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Cat: GM 041. Rel: 14 May 20
  1. Not Yours To Build
  2. Not Yours To Say
  3. Not Yours To Give
  4. Not Yours To Know
  5. Not Yours To See
  6. Not Yours To Find
  7. Not Yours To Keep
  8. Not Yours To Take
  9. Not Yours To Rule
  10. Not Yours To Break
Review: Sound scientist Brock Van Wey decided to mix things up during the making of his latest album, the decidedly bittersweet and weary "Ten Times The World Lied". To begin with, he decided to deliver an album without vocals - the first time he's ever done that - before opting to record a track a month, on the tenth day of each, for ten months. Furthermore, each densely layered track was recorded and mixed live. The results are impressive, with Van Wey offering mostly melancholic - but intensely beautiful - collages of layered ambient chords, effects-laden melodic movements and extreme aural textures that fill every invisible nook and cranny of the sound space.
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Cat: 2A 17. Rel: 28 May 20
  1. Archival Footage Of Only The Lost & Forgotten
  2. Without Strings, Fabric, Or Glass
  3. Municipally, I Let It Slip
  4. Cracks & An Unpleasant Scoffing
  5. Peers & Pulses
  6. The Energy To Be Freed
  7. Thoughts Ultimately Of Consciousness
  8. Icicle Sparrows Of Piano Pitches
  9. And Rejected As Ours Will Be
Review: We were full of praise for Will Long AKA Celer's recent quadruple-album set, "Future Predictions". In our review we also pointed out that his back catalogue is worth investigating, though his prolific nature can make it hard to know where to start. Helpfully Two Acorns has come to the rescue by offering up this reissue of one of his earliest - and still most potent - sets. "Scols" was initially self-released in 2006 as part of a double CD-R set, and was made alongside his then partner, the sadly departed Danielle Baquet-Long. The album effectively drew up the blueprint for much of Long's later work, delivering immersive ambient soundscapes built around layers of tape loops that together sound like swelling orchestral movements.
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Future Predictions (4xCD box set)
Cat: 2A 16. Rel: 18 May 20
  1. Merita
  2. No Sleep In Medan
  3. Nothing Will Change
  4. Qaraoun
Review: Even by the standards of ambient artists, Celer AKA Will Long is insanely prolific. It's why he's already been the subject of one must-have box set (Smalltown Supersound's five-disc "Memory Repetitions"), and can easily make his new album, "Future Predictions", a sprawling, four-disc affair. As those familiar with his work will attest, few are capable of crafting works of such stunningly swelling beauty. All four extended pieces here - all of which were created by layering tapes loops of instruments to give the effect of a live ensemble, with added processed field recordings and sound effects - are breath-taking, delivering the kind of emotive, immersive ambience that provides a meditative distraction from the stresses of everyday life.
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12 & 1 Song (CD with obi-strip)
Cat: KI 008. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. Solitude
  2. Winter Story Of Henry
  3. Foret
  4. Nuit
  5. My Witch Song
  6. Hymn
  7. Track 7
  8. Track 8
  9. Forche
  10. Insincere Love
  11. Requiem
  12. Prayer
  13. 12 & 1 Song
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The Flash (LP)
Cat: QUEESTE 003. Rel: 22 May 20
  1. Open World (3:40)
  2. Ordinary People (3:18)
  3. LB 100 (2:43)
  4. Don't Worry (Child mix) (4:59)
  5. Enter The Sun (4:01)
  6. Pier (4:12)
  7. Radiate 540 (3:14)
  8. Arrival (4:42)
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Mixing Colours (remastered) (limited SACD with obi-strip)
Cat: UNIJ 1381878. Rel: 29 May 20
  1. Spring Frost
  2. Burnt Umber
  3. Celeste
  4. Wintergreen
  5. Obsidian
  6. Blonde
  7. Dark Sienna
  8. Verdigris
  9. Snow
  10. Rose Quartz
  11. Quicksilver
  12. Ultramarine
  13. Iris
  14. Cinnabar
  15. Desert Sand
  16. Deep Saffron
  17. Pewter (Japanese bonus track)
  18. Cerulean Blue
  19. Slow Movement: Sand
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  1. Neptune Rising (5:42)
  2. Druid Dance (3:35)
  3. Euphoric Bells (2:56)
  4. King's Birdcage (2:55)
  5. Nature Spirits (6:18)
  6. Incantation For The Death Of Self (3:43)
  7. Days (4:43)
  8. Space Needle Suicide (4:32)
  9. Tar Box Poltergeist (5:06)
 in stock $25.99
Emanate (LP)
Cat: LP 1340. Rel: 15 May 20
  1. From Light To Refraction (10:22)
  2. Interlude I (3:49)
  3. From Refraction To Procession (6:30)
  4. Interlude II (1:43)
  5. Procession (4:31)
  6. Interlude III (2:02)
  7. From Procession To Refraction (8:00)
  8. Interlude IV (2:29)
  9. From Refraction To Light (5:48)
Review: Three years on from their first inspired full-length collaboration, electro-acoustic experimentalists and composers Yair Elazar Glotman and Mats Erlandsson join forces once more. The result is a 50-minute suite of tracks that mixes swelling, surging orchestral movements with processed electronic sounds and a rich, bass-heavy approach to sound design. It's not quite ambient - it's too detailed, carefully crafted and intricate for that - but it isn't exactly neo-classical, either, instead existing in some kind of opaque netherworld between the two. Whatever you call it, "Emanate" is exceedingly immersive, rewarding those listeners who take time to take it all in using a great pair of headphones.
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Cat: DPR 003. Rel: 19 May 20
  1. Snows Over Mount Sinai (10:00)
  2. Antoinette & A Single Tear Climbing Up A Wall (6:39)
  3. Black Against An Orange Wall (11:14)
  4. A White Tinted Sky (8:32)
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  1. What A Friend (5:25)
  2. Oh (8:03)
  3. Have In (4:05)
  4. Katharina (5:45)
  5. We (7:38)
 in stock $7.80
Taking The Veil (CD + booklet)
Cat: KI 015. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. London Bridges
  2. Nest Of Autumn
  3. Twice
  4. Small Wonders
  5. Cold Winter Morning
  6. Simple Is Beautiful
  7. Sailing Away
  8. We Are All Snowflakes
  9. Oblivion
  10. Can You Hear
  11. When The Night Comes
  12. Between Two Rooms
  13. The Sense We Make
  14. Quiet Inside Your Chest
  15. The Ghost You Left Behind
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Peripeteia (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: DAIS 150LP. Rel: 22 May 20
  1. I Still Have The Sun To Cast A Light (4:36)
  2. Between Negative Voids (5:44)
  3. Mellified (5:38)
  4. Arduous Clarity (4:22)
  5. Refuge/Refuse (4:48)
  6. Yearn (4:10)
  7. Fright & Control (5:11)
  8. Vanishing Points (7:59)
Review: According to Rafael Anton Irisarri, his first album for Dais was inspired by a desire to "focus on the personal in order to tell a wider human story" - itself a reversal of his usual more impersonal approach to music-making. Musically the eight-track set also offers a slight stylistic shift, too, with Irisarri's usual ghostly ambient chords, grandiose sound design and heavily processed electronic textures being joined by fractured snippets of choral recordings, similarly fuzzy string songs, and the kind of densely layered and intense sounds that recall the dark weightiness of heavy metal. Throw in a bittersweet and melancholic tone, and you have one of Irisarri's most striking albums to date.
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Resa (cassette limited to 100 copies)
Cat: MUSAR 011. Rel: 01 Jun 20
  1. Barefoot Pilgrim
  2. No Longer Concerning
  3. Lumb
  4. Other Fruits Resplit
  5. Denied
  6. In The Position
  7. Resa
  8. Dismantlers
  9. Conditions II
  10. Same Thing Twice
  11. Low Budget
 in stock $7.80
In Cobalt Aura Sleeps (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: EMEGO 272. Rel: 14 May 20
  1. In Cobalt Aura Sleeps 1 (17:57)
  2. In Cobalt Aura Sleeps 2 (21:22)
 in stock $20.79
Portal (CD)
Cat: SEIZE XXXVI. Rel: 18 May 20
  1. Deep Thoughts
  2. Unfolding (edit)
  3. Chance
  4. At The Heart
  5. The Gate Of Dawn (edit)
  6. Overtone Vehicle
  7. Depth Of Emotion
 in stock $16.12
Ongaku No Aru Fuukei (2xCD + booklet)
Cat: KI 014. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. Track 1
  2. Harmonie Du Soir
  3. Dialogo
  4. Nowhere
  5. SIN
  6. Track 6
  7. Track 1
  8. Track 2 (feat Cantus)
  9. Track 3 (feat Cantus)
 in stock $23.13
Cat: MAT 15. Rel: 21 May 20
  1. The Pearl (6:53)
  2. Allegation (2:15)
  3. Guilt Or Fear (8:17)
  4. Nothing Ever Really Happens (1:37)
  5. A Heart So White (4:14)
  6. Into The Half Light (6:25)
  7. Betrayal (1:41)
  8. Knife (8:58)
  9. Some Water (5:33)
Review: Downtempo dream team Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft join forces once more for another excursion far out to sea. Their ambient soundscapes are as lush as they come and are the perfectly transportive sounds we need right now. From mellow and melancholic piano chords to meandering synth lines there is lots to get lost in here, always with a real sense of slowly unfolding narrative and deep sense of immersion. The tenderness of this duo seems to know no bounds as they continue to find truly moving beauty in the most minimal of compositions.
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Cat: 154 THCYCLE. Rel: 09 May 20
  1. The Last Abjurer (feat Phelios)
  2. Fate Unveiled (feat Dodsmaskin)
  3. In Deafening Silence (feat Phragments)
  4. Thou, Daemon
  5. Passion Domain (feat Mount Shrine)
  6. The Unfathomable Lives Again (feat Xerxes The Dark)
  7. Doorway To The I (feat Alphaxone)
  8. The Collapse Of Matter & Time
  9. Towards Oneiric Truths (feat Leila Abdul-Rauf)
  10. Virtues Of The Dawn (feat Shrine)
 in stock $12.47
Barren Land (Expanded Edition) (2xCD in hard-back book case)
Cat: IF 34CD. Rel: 18 May 20
  1. Dying Day/Dawn & Ashes
  2. A Silent Battle
  3. Kapp Farvel
  4. Whiteout
  5. Laid Bare Beneath The Stars
  6. Just Another Cold Spring
  7. Lost Days
  8. Varghjerte
  9. The Fire
  10. Shadows Over The Barren Land
  11. Autumn Cold Rain From The Stars
  12. Winter II
  13. Hopeless Dreams
 in stock $31.72
Aging (limited cassette)
Cat: MT 004. Rel: 06 May 20
  1. Gentle To You When You're Low (4:09)
  2. Baby's First Blade Of Grass (4:43)
  3. I Believe In You (5:46)
  4. Coming Home After A Long Day (4:01)
  5. Time With Your Dog (3:56)
  6. Five Showers A Day (3:37)
  7. I Am Strong I Am At Peace (5:56)
  8. Making The Last Train (6:03)
  9. Stretching In Water (7:11)
 in stock $8.83
We Were The Hum Of Dreams (hand-numbered coloured vinyl LP limited to 250 copies)
Cat: LAAPS 003LP. Rel: 07 May 20
  1. In The Last Life, We Were A Winter (4:22)
  2. An Affair On Invisibility (4:57)
  3. Brittle Arc Of A Nightmark (3:33)
  4. Fallen Fruit To Navigate By (6:15)
  5. In The Last Light, We Were A Whisper (5:21)
  6. Universe In The Palm Of The Dark (3:38)
  7. Little Shard Of A Daymark (4:29)
  8. Hum In The Heart Of A Dreaming (5:50)
 in stock $23.40
The Last Eidolon (gatefold 2xLP (side 4 etched) + booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: PFL 243LP. Rel: 26 May 20
  1. Loremaster (18:31)
  2. Shadow Over Thy Kingdom (16:55)
  3. The Fallen Ones (18:47)
Review: It's not hard to start picturing the kind of world Old Tower belongs to. Everything from the track titles to the sense of wonder and awe invoked through the use of choir voice lines forges a Middle Earth kind of vibe, making for a real adventure into vivid sonic territories that lie somewhere between ambient, drone and doom synth folk. It's not for the faint-hearted, basically. In many ways the sense of size is most pervading - tracks here sound as though they were recorded in a monastery, or ancient catacomb. 'Loremaster' arguably offering the strongest case in point, with its dramatic organs and pounding ritualistic drums. Matched with the spiritual grandeur of 'Shadow Over Thy Kingdom' and the sense of desolation and unease running through 'The Fallen One', it all makes for quite the trip.
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 in stock $36.39
Not Linear (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: ADLP 002. Rel: 18 May 20
  1. Dark Box (8:33)
  2. Twin Lite (9:13)
  3. Meditation (2:25)
  4. Timeless (Eraldo Bernocchi remix) (5:39)
  5. Reason (10:41)
  6. Transition (Giulio Aldinucci remix) (5:46)
 in stock $14.30
Despair Procedure (cassette + MP3 download code)
Cat: MEDS 026. Rel: 01 Jun 20
  1. Cadeau De Nuit (4:05)
  2. Track 2 (3:16)
  3. Ruint (4:59)
  4. Somber Resonance (7:59)
  5. Conviction Trap (20:13)
 in stock $10.92
Mirrored (limited heavyweight red vinyl LP)
Cat: ZD 003. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. Silhouette (9:51)
  2. Mirrored (9:06)
  3. Drift (2:05)
  4. Anamnesis (6:17)
  5. Memoir (6:17)
  6. Nadir (6:17)
Review: The latest full-length excursion from the Zake Drone label brings together imprint chief Zake and Past Inside The Present collaborator Slow Dancing Society for a first collaborative outing. Comprising six slow-motion tracks that sit somewhere between drone, academic ambient, sound design, ambient techno and neo-classical, "Mirrored" is an undeniably meditative affair capable of soothing stressed minds and warming aching limbs. There are of course distinctive highlights - see the gently throbbing deep space chords and hypnotic deep techno beats of "Mirrored", the windswept-but-warm pulse of "Anamnesis" and the contemplative late night drift of "Nadir" - but the album's greatest strength is undoubtedly how it sits together as a coherent, mood-enhancing whole.
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 in stock $21.82
Stranger To My Room (CD + booklet)
Cat: KI 013. Rel: 05 May 20
  1. Geometry
  2. The Listening Room
  3. Refraction
  4. Wake Up To Sleep
  5. Caesura
  6. Being Air
  7. Window-Framed Clouds
  8. Stranger To My Room
  9. Adjacent Room
  10. Temporal
  11. A Matter Of Time
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Tides (2xLP)
Cat: AFFINLP 002LTD. Rel: 13 May 20
  1. Cahaya Bulan (6:27)
  2. P680 (5:41)
  3. Ultradian (7:03)
  4. Solstice (6:56)
  5. Antipodal (6:10)
  6. Equinox (6:36)
  7. Abscisson (6:38)
  8. Equilibrium (6:42)
Review: According to the wordy press release that accompanies it, Affin owner Joachim Spieth's latest album - his third in total - was, "built by seemingly endless, sensitively interwoven surfaces," and, "creates curves of tension between immersive, melancholic and euphoric moments." The eight-track set is certainly atmospheric and alluring, with Spieth creating spine-tingling, mood-enhancing moments via waves of swelling ambient chords, opaque aural textures, ghostly voices and the kind of processed sounds more often found in drone releases. There are occasional rhythmical excursions - see the foreboding pulse and unearthly electronics of "Ultradian" - but for the most part "Tides" is the kind of enveloping, all-encompassing ambient excursion that's best appreciated while lying flat on your back with your eyes closed.
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Cat: LIONLP 190. Rel: 27 May 20
  1. Celestial Omen (11:34)
  2. Tragique Mechanique (9:30)
  3. Machine D (14:02)
  4. Pendlewitches (5:20)
 in stock $29.11
Aftur (gatefold blue vinyl LP limited to 250 copies)
Cat: DRL 343. Rel: 18 May 20
  1. Aftur (3:50)
  2. Bakki (3:42)
  3. Tene (3:59)
  4. Juli (5:20)
  5. Myri (3:36)
  6. Kjarr (3:41)
  7. Vagn (3:42)
  8. Kastast (4:32)
  9. Horizon (3:53)
  10. Hann Bognar (3:56)
 in stock $30.67
Silver Apples Of The Moon (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: KR 014. Rel: 14 May 20
  1. Silver Apples Of The Moon (part I) (16:34)
  2. Silver Apples Of The Moon (part II) (14:54)
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When The Moon Comes Through (hand-numbered LP + MP3 download code limited to 170 copies)
Cat: 31MINUTENLP 01. Rel: 22 May 20
  1. When (2:06)
  2. The (5:59)
  3. Moon (6:39)
  4. Comes (6:25)
  5. Through (6:40)
  6. Outro (1:27)
Review: Where does electronic music lead you? To the inside, to a calm and warm place where sound resonates with your body in quiet bliss, or to the outside where the rhythm wants you dance, even without moving? "WTMCT" gives an answer to these questions that is complex yet extremely easy to understand in an immediate sentient and emotive way.

Menelaos music is unusual and unlikely both with respect to the structure and arrangement of tracks, and the materiality and spatiality of the sound. And yet these sounds convey an immediate sensation of familiarity and ease, of beauty and relaxation. Menelaos utilizes loudness and extreme dynamics in a thoughtful and intriguing way to accentuate strange runaway sounds while maintaining the continuity of the flow of the tracks, which is Ambient to the core. This is a rare art in our time, where hypercompressed and superoptimized glossy sounds dominate most of Ambient, drone and even deep listening music.

In this aspect the album follows and refines the subtle production skills of seminal electronic artists like Jan Jelinek or Terre Thaemlitz a.k.a. DJ Sprinkles. What is genuinly special about Menelaos music is the natural and seemingly effortless fusion of challenging experimentalism and a warm and soothing organic sound-design. This shows exemplary in the collaborative tracks with trombonist and bass trumpet player Achim Fink, a founding figure of the Cologne jazz and free improvisation scene of the eighties. Achim is uncompromisingand in times disruptive play merges perfectly into Menelaos serene soundscapes.

This way "WTMCT" became a genuine album. It tells a story. It invites deep exploration but it does not demand it, thus transcending common notions of how Ambient or Electronica should sound. Text: Frank Eckert

The Album includes also some warm sampels (my live with the wave vol 1+ 2) from the Detroit legend Mike Huckaby to whom i very thankful.
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  1. Track 1
  2. Track 2
  3. Track 3
  4. Track 4
  5. Track 5
  6. Track 6
  7. Track 7
  8. Track 8
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Cat: NERO 050. Rel: 28 May 20
  1. K15 - "Disillusioned" (3:55)
  2. Kirk Degiorgio - "Leave Everything Behind" (7:01)
  3. Patrice Scott - "Track 3" (5:18)
  4. Aybee - "River Of Evermore" (3:44)
  5. Ian O'Brien - "Music Comes From Within" (2:11)
  6. Gerald Mitchell, Volcov, Pirahnahead - "Snow" (4:49)
  7. Dego - "31 Losses 31 Wins" (1:34)
  8. Fred P - "Star Crossed" (3:37)
  9. Linkwood - "Citrus" (6:03)
Review: To mark the 50th release on his now 20-year-old Neroli imprint, head honcho Volcov has asked friends and label artists to deliver "heart-warming melodies and atmospheric songs" that in some way draw inspiration from the Brian Eno piece after which the label was named. It's a neat idea and one that has resulted in a string of superb pieces, many of which sit somewhere between ambient, new age and the "Fourth World" work of Jon Hassell. Highlights include - but are no way limited to - the eyes-closed jazz guitar solos and deep space electronics of Gerald Mitchell, Volcov and Pirahnahead's "Snow", the sun-bright bliss of Patrice Scott's "Untitled", the fretless bass-sporting cinematic rush of Kirk Degiorgio's "Leave Everything Behind" and the ultra-deep liquid techno that is Fred P's "Star Crossed".
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Ruckverzauberung Live In London (2xLP Nachpressung)
Cat: AI 02. Rel: 22 May 20
  1. I (12:57)
  2. II (14:38)
  3. III (15:03)
  4. IV (16:51)
Review: Kompakt main man and ambient maestro Wolfgang Voigt served up some of his finest work yet on the Ruckverzauberung album a couple of years ago. Now Astral Industries treats us to a live recording of said album, taken from Voigt's performance at Hackney venue St Johns Church in March last year. The dark and brooding soundscapes of this modern classical exploration take on a new and dynamic dimension as his immersive compositions of haunting, densely layered strings and sinister swirling pads transport you to another world, behind the mirror. A fine release from Astral Industries.
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Cat: PITP 19CA. Rel: 27 May 20
  1. OTS1 (4:43)
  2. OTS2 (8:31)
  3. OTS3 (6:06)
  4. OTS4 (12:34)
Review: Orchestral Tape Studies is a compilation arranged and produced by healing sound propagandist, ??. OTS is a group of richly layered movements of fragmented orchestral loops, paying homage to minimalist symphonic composers and orchestras. ?? incorporates field recordings and faint drone billows to accompany these selected samples of orchestral loops. With an emphasis on tone and recurrent murmurs, these four arrangements offer 32 minutes of delicate repetition, reticent sound treatments, and subtle manipulations. OTS is intended for low-volume listening.
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Coppice Movements (1-sided LP limited to 100 copies)
Cat: ZD 004. Rel: 26 May 20
  1. Cadence (5:06)
  2. Inundation (6:12)
  3. Descend (2:20)
  4. Examination Of Conscience (6:32)
  5. Wake (2:20)
Review: Created as an addendum to the 'Carolina' album, 'Coppice Movements', and the five movements comprising the EP, isn't so much a case of exploring new territories as it is a convincing display of just how much can be done within a relatively strict conceptual framework. One of the joys of drone in forms tied to ambient electronica is the deceptive sense of depth - refrains often hang on a single central tone but float, glide and flow in a manner that creates textured soundscapes on such a huge scale images of mountain tops and big country wildernesses are rarely far from the mind's eye. Zake's latest is a case in point, offering plenty of calm but complex scores primed for the self-reflective moments in time we spend considering the beauty of our world.

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