Important Records closes down 2010 in high fashion, releasing awesome new vinyl from Barn Owl (swoon) & The Infinite Strings Ensemble, Chord (featuring Trevor from Pelican) and two new LPs from the enigmatic Eleh, including a split with Ellen Fullman. Barn Owl needs no further explanation on these pages, everything they release is a must-have. Chord is an interesting project and probably requires an explanation from someone with more mechanical knowledge of music then myself. Let’s just say the band name is a pretty fair summation of their sound. You can find sound samples for both on their respective order pages. All this, plus the two new Eleh LPs, available now from importantrecords.com.