Grouper – Ruins LP

A new album from Liz Harris is on the horizon and this one features only piano and her voice. Without the additional abstraction of reverb-soaked soundwaves, these stripped down, plaintive ballads drive the melancholy straight to your sad, sad heart. Pick up a pre-order from kranky.net or snag Liz’s self-released version (with screenprinted artwork, additional CD and limited to 500) via wearebeaconsound.com.

Grouper - Ruins LP

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Neel – Phobos LP

Donato Dozzy and Neel combine to form Voices From The Lake, not to be confused with Donato Dozzy and Nuel who combine to form… Donato Dozzy and Nuel. Neel (not Nuel) – sans Donato Dozzy – is releasing a new LP on Spectrum Spools. Got that sorted? Now pick up some crystalline and immaculate electronics available on pre-order from editionsmego.com or forcedexposure.com.

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Tape Tuesday: Space Afrika – Above the Concrete​ / ​Below the Concrete

Where To Now has been dropping some rad tapes as of late and this infectious Space Afrika one is no exception. Ghostly vocals, mechanical field recordings, drippy beats and hazy steam permeate the industrial venue on Above/Below The Concrete.

Limited to 50 copies, so don’t sleep…or at least grab this and THEN drift off.

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Tape Tuesday: Tranquility Tapes

Tranquility Tapes has dropped an aesthetically pleasing fall batch on us from Charles Barabé, cloudsound, Cenote Glow, Bluesharp and Tuluum Shimmering. The curation of this label is always top notch and with these tapes you get it all: jangly guitars, vaporous drones, burning synths and tropical winds. All tapes, as always, feature amazing art and design from Caroline Teagle.

Each release is an edition of 100. Looks like a bulk deal is available too…so get on it already!

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Swans – Filth (Re-mastered 2014) LP

Swans’ Filth, their debut album, has been remastered and reissued by Michael Gira’s very own label, Young God Records. Welcome news for Swans fans both entrenched and newly enlisted, and even more exciting is the implication that this is just the beginning of a reissue campaign of some sort (hopefully a long and exhaustively comprehensive one). Pre-order now and get your copy signed by the Man himself over at younggodrecords.com.

Swans - Filth LP

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Lee Gamble – Koch 2xLP

The new full length from Lee Gamble is not to be slept on, friends. The sprawl of Koch covers two LPs and takes adventurous listeners even further down the techno rabbit hole excavations begun two years ago on Diversions and Dutch Tvashar Plumes. As with all other fine and distinguished electronic sounds, this one can be picked up for a fair imported price from the gentlemen over at experimedia.net.

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CJ Boyd – Precariat LP

Joyful Noise is dropping a CJ Boyd LP on us and it sounds to be just the thing for Fall. Utilizing upright and electric bass (as well as voice) Boyd has created a pensive recording that demands attention. Like the late afternoon hours of a cool autumn day, there are levels of complexity here that you just won’t want to cease exploring.

Available for pre-order on Sea Blue & Coke Bottle Green w/ Black splatter (limited to just 150 hand-numbered copies), Sea Blue/Green and Black Vinyl.
 

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Mohammad – Lamnè Gastama LP

‘Lamnè Gastama’ is the second volume of a trilogy by Mohammad that explores the sounds of the geographical area between 34°Ν – 42°Ν & 19°Ε – 29°Ε. The Greek trio grinds away on bowed instruments and electronics that produce some absolutely suffocating dark folk-drone. Is that a thing? Dark folk-drone? Well, if it isn’t it is now.

Pre-orders up now from Antifrost in an edition of 450
 

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Holy Sons – The Fact Facer LP + Test Pressing Giveaway

Emil Amos, founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as an active member of a little-known band called OM, also finds time to release music as Holy Sons, a more personal outlet for his varied strains of sonic vibrations. Certainly one of the hardest working dudes in underground music, and one of the nicest, seeing as how he is going to give a test pressing of his latest album away to one of our readers. All you have to do to throw your hat in the ring is comment on this post before Friday morning. After you do that, go and pick up a copy of The Fact Facer on purple vinyl (limited to 500) from the fine folks at thrilljockey.com.

To enter the giveaway, just comment on this post. A winner will be picked at random on Friday morning. Please only enter once, we will be checking for double-ups. If your comment doesn’t show up right away, be patient, it is probably awaiting moderation. Cheers and good luck. Contest is closed. We will contact the winner next week. Thank you everybody for entering!

Holy Sons - Fact Facer LP

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Tape Tuesday: A Giant Fern

Check it, if you haven’t been paying attention to A Giant Fern‘s tape game over in Portugal, then you need to get the net. This latest batch from øjeRum, Micromelancolié, Hidden Persuaders and Roadside Picnic span the spectrum…everything from delicate lo-fi guitar work to mellow piano to industrial grooves. And of course, the artwork for these tapes is spot on—which is a no brainer for A Giant Fern. All four editions have three different artwork configurations, all made by Danish Collage artist Paw Grabowski (aka øjeRum). Highly recommended.

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