Mamiffer – Statu Nascendi LP

Mamiffer (husband and wife duo Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner) have emerged from fog filled lands to present ‘Statu Nascendi’. This record is stripped down in comparison to the group’s previous efforts and is to act as a conduit from the last full length to the next. The 4 movements found on this release find ethereal vocals, brooding keys and sometimes fuzzed out/sometimes icy guitars rolling out like mist from the woods, leaving everything gray. A perfect record for the upcoming winter season.

An edition of 500 is available to pre-order from Sige on both clear/gold haze and black vinyl with fantastic accompanying artwork by Faith herself.
 

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Hohokum OST LP

So, Hohokum is a super rich and dreamy independent video game released earlier this year. If you have a PS4 and for some reason aren’t playing it, you need to go and rectify that before reading any further. If/once you have done so, you should then head on over the Ghostly International and pick up the soundtrack slab that they are offering up. It looks nuts, and features excellent bright and vibrant in-game tunes from the likes of Michna, Tycho, Shigeto, Ben Benjamin and a host of others. Feel good sights and sounds of the year AND…for $9.50, this is a steal—do not sleep on this.
 

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Tape Tuesday: Tiger Village – V

Tim Thornton aka Tiger Village is killing here here on ‘V’ (the fifth tape in a series of his). Synths, samplers, tape loops and drum machines all collide to generate some absolutely whacked out elctronic…I mean, tech..actually wait, or…man, I don’t know whats going on here but its totally hypnotic and gaze widening. It’s something akin to spinning digital plates or playing every single game in an arcade at the exact same time. Hausu Mountain are fearless in their production of eclectic jams and ‘V’ is a perfect fit. It glows and burns, like an identity disk hurled fearlessly into the MCP.

Pre-orders are up now for the physical copies. Level up, programs!

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Tape Tuesday: Persona Mercure – La Marche, Le Discours, Le Souper

This rad new tape, released on Hobo Cult, is best described as haunted chamber music. Taking center stage here is bowed double bass that swells and pulses while electronic components creak and chirp in accompaniment, making up for a lack of brass or percussive elements typically found in orchestral movements. It’s slow, plodding (but my no means dull) and certainly ominous. In addition, the minimal artwork parallels the austerity of the audio program quite nicely. Pour yourself a vintage and dim the lights.

Available in an edition of 100 direct from Persona Mercure

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Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age Limited Edition 2xLP Giveaway

Seems like just last week we were praising the new album from Bing & Ruth. Well, it was. We’re a little worried that some of you did not take us seriously – so we’ve partnered up with the label to give away one copy of the limited edition, colored vinyl (now sold out!). You guys know the rules. We will pick a winner tomorrow. In the meantime, if you know that you are the unlucky sort, just go pick up a copy on black vinyl over at igetrvng.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. Bless! Contest closed!

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Berk Offset – Die Riemannsche Vermutung 12″

Not really sure what’s going on here. There has a been some really great and really wonky techno records coming out this year, and this one is no exception. ‘Die Riemannsche Vermutung’ is a monster of minimal techno slinking and shuffling around a party with a limited range of motion…and may or may not have something to do with that the non-trivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function all have real part ½. What we DO know is the artwork is bonkers and is another contender for sleeve of the year.

Anyway, check it at Experimedia
 

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Tape Tuesday: Aging – Troubles? I Got A Bartender

Lets talk about Tombed Visions for a second. The releases on this rad UK label have been flying under all the radars we’re aware of..but we’re going to change that. Not 100% on exactly when this tape from Aging was actually released, but what matters is that it seems to be available and this is were you, the readers, enter the fray. “Troubles? I Got A Bartender” is a late night free jazz record, but with a slower pacing than you might come to expect from the genre. Jangly guitars, melancholic horns, grave Rhodes runs and possessed drumming swirl around like the smoke from ashtrays in a lonely bar somewhere underneath an overpass.

Available in an edition of 50 copies with these super slick oversized cases and some excellent artwork that is right in line with the rest of the labels output. Drink up, knights of the pint.

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Tape Tuesday: Digitalis

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock—or on Neptune—there is a new batch of tapes from the one and only Digitalis. When he’s not producing mind bending instrumentals as Charlatan, Brad Rose is slinging some of the best experimental/left-field music that exists. These new ones from Sound Out Light, wzrdryAV, Benjamin Finger and Mind Dynamics only help to further this point. There is something for everyone here: scattered electronics, blissed out atmospheres, infectious grooves and maniacal beats. An excellent cross section of exploratory musicians creating fearless art.

Each tape is limited to 50 copies. Choose your own adventure.

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Andrew Pekler – The Prepaid Piano & Replayed LP

In line with the prepared works of John Cage, Pekler has also tackled the piano with a modern twist that we could only imagine Cage would delight it. The A side of this long player contains participatory recordings wherein audience members of a performance in Berlin were invited to call mobile phones placed inside the performers piano (hence Pekler’s play on Cage’s original title) which would vibrate the strings and the signal would be passed along to a modular synthesizer via contact mics. The B side contains recordings from The Prepaid Piano which are then translated to MIDI notes via Ableton Live. Bonkers, right?

Available from Senufo Editions in an edition of 300

 

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Richard Youngs – Red Alphabet In The Snow LP

The multi-instrumentalist Richard Youngs has a new record on Poland’s Preserved Sound label. Bright and glowing, ‘Red Alphabet In The Snow’ is a shower of shimmering strings of all varieties and 60’s era Cat Stevens-ish vocal acrobatics. The LP is 180g and is an edition of 250 copies. As a bonus, the first 100 copies include a CDr (whatever that is) of the album …both in handmade recycled sleeves, which is always cool. Reach out and touch something someone else has!

 

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