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Brent Snyder - Cumulus LP Morning Trip - Stranded Records
Recorded in a Toronto apartment in 1985, Cumulus is an ultra-rare private-press ambient cassette release which was circulated amongst a small group of friends within the avant-garde theatre scene at the time. Brent Snyder's interest and discovery of Frippertropics and Brian Eno inspired him to set up a 4-track tape recorder in the corner of his dining room to create the two slow-evolving guitar loop-based pieces that make up Cumulus. The A-side, "Excursion," drifts between subtle dusty peaks and valleys in an almost Basinski-esque way, while the subtle hums and textures of "Cumulus" gently levitates above the earth and settle into sublime tones similar to Steve Roach's Structures From Silence and Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Credited as "Music For Relaxation," Cumulus is the perfect music to encourage subconscious change, decrease blood pressure or pet the cat on the couch to. Recommended if you like: William Basinski, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp & Steve Roach.
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9 weeks ago by chyde
Yutaka Hirose - Nova + 4 2xLP WRWTFWW - Stranded Records
WRWTFWW Records present an expanded reissue of one of the most fascinating Japanese ambient/environmental albums ever made, Nova by Yutaka Hirose, originally released in 1986. The expanded reissue includes the album known as Soundscape 2: Nova, sourced from its original masters, as well as four never-released-before recordings over 50 minutes. Initially released in 1986 as part of the Soundscape series. Commissioned by Misawa Home Corporation for use in their prefabricated houses, Yutaka Hirose's Nova has grown to become a mythical piece of the Japanese minimalist/ambient/environmental scene of the eighties. Initiated around the enchanting landscapes of the two first tracks recorded for the project, "Nova" and "Epilogue," Yutaka Hirose's magnum opus serenely blends vintage synth with nature sounds, exploring soothing palettes and organic backdrops. For "Slow Sky," Hirose explains he "went for a pointillism-like sound, and tried to express a scenery of awakening, where the portal of a heart is opening up," while on "Humming The Sea," he "tried to compose a kind of music that expresses the daily, lazy life of child-like innocence in a summer vacation in some small town." The bonus material gathers four long unreleased pieces created around the same period of time for installations, described by Yutaka Hirose as "not music per se but rather sound sculptures," and including the haunting "Shadow Of A Water Droplet" which was recorded for an Ikebana exhibition. All in all, Nova + 4 is a transcendent experience of nature in the urban context, an oeuvre which, much like Midori Takada's Through The Looking Glass, or Satoshi Ashikawa's Still Way, holds the power to appease the soul in turbulent times. As one inspired YouTube commenter once said when describing Yutaka Hirose's masterstroke: "I can't tell if the birds are singing inside or outside! Thank you!"
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10 weeks ago by chyde
Misora | Light In The Attic Records
Available June 21, 2019

Often regarded as Japan’s first female singer-songwriter, Sachiko Kanenobu created an enduring legacy with Misora, a timeless classic of intricate finger-picking, gently soaring melodies, and rustic Laurel Canyon vibes. Originally released in 1972 on URC (Underground Record Club), one of Japan’s first independent record labels, the Haruomi Hosono-produced album remains one of the most beloved works to come out of Japan’s folk and rock scenes centered around Tokyo and Kansai areas in the early 1970s.
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12 weeks ago by chyde
Eric DolphyMusical Prophet | Resonance Records
ERIC DOLPHY
Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions
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12 weeks ago by chyde
Yusef Lateef - Hikima: Creativity LP Key System Recordings - Stranded Records
Key System Recordings present a reissue of Yusef Lateef's Hikima: Creativity, originally released in 1983. In the early 1980s, famed jazz saxophonist and musical luminary Yusef Lateef traveled to Nigeria as a Senior Research Fellow to study, write, and teach at Ahmadu Bello University. He cut this record while there; pressed locally in Nigeria, it remained virtually unknown by jazz fans and collectors for over 30 years. On Hikima, Lateef leads a nonet of African musicians in seven compositions that fuse his deep blues and jazz roots with native Nigerian instruments, drums and chants. The sounds stretch from meditative and melancholic to urgent and unrelenting. A singular recording impossible to classify or box in. Lovingly pressed to vinyl by Key System Recordings, a new imprint dedicated to progressive and underground music of all types helmed by Jonathan Sklute, founder of NYC vinyl boutique Good Records. Officially licensed through the Lateef estate. Restored and remastered by Jessica Thompson. Initial edition of 800.
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may 2019 by chyde
Alice Coltrane - Superior Viaduct
After many years on Impulse!, Alice Coltrane moved to Warner Bros. in the mid-'70s and made four extraordinary albums: Eternity, Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana, Transcendence and Transfiguration. We are honored to reissue them all at once with liner notes by Mark Richardson and rare photos by Gary Heery and Ginny Winn.
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april 2019 by chyde
▶︎ Traveller | Love All Day
Love All Day follows up last year’s Planetary Peace reissue with Warren Sampson’s little-known ambient masterpiece Traveller. Hailing from Minnesota and inspired by the early work of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, Sampson infused their compositional modes with a self-effacing and distinctly Upper Midwest approach that is equal parts isolated and expansive. Traveller was recorded in a bedroom closet studio on a four-track TEAC reel-to-reel between the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. Not long after its release in 1987, almost all of the copies of the LP ended up in a landfill.

We’re proud to be able to (re)introduce such a marvelous, humanity filled work back into the world. Palpably conjuring the subtle, dimming, crystalline beauty of a Northern midwinter twilight via skeletal guitars, icy keyboard tones, and slowly shifting drones, Sampson magically collapses that vast big open into the reflection found on a single frozen leaf. Traveller is a weirdly out-of-time record, very much anticipating the post-rock catalog of a (Midwest) label like Kranky, or any number of the new artists we work with here at Love All Day, while at the same time recalling contemporaries like K. Leimer or Marc Barreca for Palace of Lights.
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december 2018 by chyde
▶︎ Living In The Distant Present (2018 reissue) | Carl Weingarten
Previously only released on cassette in 1985 on Carl Weingarten's own Multiphase Records, ”Living In The Distant Present” is now available on Vinyl, CD and digital for the first time on Azure Vista Records. The album is a rare treat for fans of guitar ambient, tape loops and experimental new age music. When listening to this album one can't help but wonder that had it initially received a wider distribution it surely would have been considered an ambient classic of sorts.

Carl Weingarten is one of the unsung heroes of American minimalism. Even though he's been active for close to four decades, his work is just now starting to receive the praise it deserves. On ”Living Ín The Distant Present” showly shifting synth patterns is joined with his signature guitar playing – a tranquil, stretched out sound that blur the lines between played and processed, occasionally sonically closer to violins or flutes than guitars. Incredibly sparse and evocative, there's a tasteful zen-quality to these 12 tracks. Weingarten's compositions appear both timeless and tranquil.
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december 2018 by chyde
Album: Bäbi - Milfod Graves
The long-awaited first reissue of one of the most legendary albums in the history of free music. Recorded live in concert in 1976, when Graves' trio with saxophonists Arthur Doyle and Hugh Glover was at the height of its powers, Bäbi is a testament to the absolutely unique approach the drummer had established for himself. He had reconfigured the drum kit, removing the second heads on all the drums and replacing the snare with two toms, which allowed him a much more nuanced sense of indirectness in his multi-directional adventures in time. The track "Ba" remains one of the most astonishing feats of percussion alchemy ever waxed, as funky as ten slap bassists and as free as an exploding grenade. Doyle and Glover are incendiary, too, inspired by Graves to new and shocking heights of achievement, their hoarse cries and whistling split-tones carried to thrilling plateaus on the energy of Graves' hands and feet. The original tapes for the session have been lost, so the reissue was lovingly remastered from virgin vinyl, itself now worth a mint. In 2017, Graves discovered a previously unknown tape in his archives featuring the same trio at its inception, in home recordings made seven years earlier in 1969. Graves pummels a huge gong while Glover plays an instrument that, after sounding like none ever known, turns out to be bass clarinet. Extreme music recorded up close and very hot, it is among the most searing sessions never heard. Until now. Rounding out the 2-CD package are three previously unpublished photos by Gérard Rouy, and the original LP cover design by Graves himself
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november 2018 by chyde
MKWAJU Ensemble - MKWAJU LP WRWTFWW - Stranded Records
WRWTFWW Records announces the highly anticipated official reissue of holy grail album MKWAJU by acclaimed Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's MKWAJU Ensemble. Originally recorded in February and March 1981 and released by fabled Japanese avant-garde label Better Days (home of Ryuichi Sakamato's debut album, Yasuaki Shimizu's Kakashi (1982), Colored Music's self-titled LP and many more) MKWAJU is the fruit of the collaboration between Takada's crew and world-famous composer/musical director Joe Hisaishi, the man behind most of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks and over 100 other films scores, including Takeshi Kitano's Sonatine (1993), Hana-Bi (1997), and Kikujiro (1999). The ensemble's transcendental wonder is, in fact, the first-ever Midori Takada album and the first-ever Joe Hisaishi-produced album: historic. Led by Midori Takada on marimba, gong, vibraphone, and tom tom, MKWAJU is an inventive and riveting take on Eastern and Western minimalist traditions, African rhythms, and early electronica. Drawing from its jazz-rooted polyrhythmic improvisations in the most inventive ways, the album covers a wide spectrum of sounds, from colorful dance floor-ready percussion pieces that stand somewhere between proto-techno and experimental synth-pop, to cinematic ambient landscapes and ethereal drone delicacies. The feverishly sought-after full-length is a stepping-stone in Midori Takada's career and an all-around pioneering album. Alongside Takada and Hisaishi (who not only produced the album but also played synthesizers), personnel on MKWAJU includes famed Japanese musicians Yoji Sadanari and Hideki Matsutake of KI-Motion fame, Junko Arase (heard on Satoshi Ashikawa's legendary Still Way - Wave Notation 2 from 1982), and Pecker (whose stacked resume boasts collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Jun Fukamachi).
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october 2018 by chyde
v/a - The Boston Creative Jazz Scene: 1970-1983 - Amazon.com Music
In the 1970s Boston was a fertile ground for a very creative jazz scene. Small, independent venues ranging from lofts to churches to clubs opened up to support this thriving backdrop while jazz musicians set up their own labels. One man was there through it all, playing music and documenting the musical landscape. His name was Mark Harvey and here is his story.... Mark Harvey and Deano Sounds pulled together the most comprehensive package of Boston Jazz released to date. The album has been assembled as a deluxe package that includes, in addition to the music, an 80-page book documenting the rich history of this music scene with in-depth analyses and photos of the jazz musicians involved. The music on this album is culled from rare private press Jazz LPs that were pressed in small quantities of a few hundred for members of the band and the local jazz community at the time. The music here runs the gamut of funky jazz from Arnie Cheatham's "Thing" to the deep free jazz of the Phill Musra Group or the spoken word brilliance of Worlds, to the complex metric structures of Stanton Davis' "Play Sleep." This is a collection of very rare eccentric jazz pieces for your enjoyment!
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may 2018 by chyde
Now | Light In The Attic Records
At the dawn of the 1970’s, South Korea’s rock music scene was at its zenith. Much of the reason for this was the god-like musical touch of guitar wizard, songwriter, producer, and arranger Shin Joong Hyun. For this album, he took a young girl named Kim Jung Mi, and transformed her from a wallflower student into a folk-psych chanteuse in record time (if Francoise Hardy is the Marianne Faithful of France, then Kim Jung Mi is, I suppose, the Francoise Hardy of Korea). The ten songs on Now were written and recorded during 1973 with a firm mandate to create a truly psychedelic sound experience. On each number, Shin Joong Hyun and his backing group laid down pure emotion on tape. Mr. Shin’s fuzz guitar weaves in and out of the tracks, interlaced with his own poetic musings on nature (spring, sun, flowers, rain, and wind), all else in the world apart from Kim Jung Mi’s soothing voice and insistent bass that crouches and creeps, depending on its mood, displaced. This raw feeling, combined with Kim Jung Mi’s seductive, expressive vocals and empathetic string orchestration, resulted in an album that is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Mr. Shin’s ethereal cover photo—the blue graininess of the sky dripping into fading clouds, with Kim Jung Mi surrounded on her sky-high isolated mountaintop by flowers—is the perfect image to represent what is, without a doubt, one of the best psychedelic albums ever created.
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january 2018 by chyde
Divine Music – Omnian Music Group
Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ah’s unique sound and musical vision. Released as a 5xLP box set, a 3xCD package, and digitally, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contributor Andy Beta. Recommended for fans of Laraaji, Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, Popul Vuh, and the recent new age renaissance.
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may 2017 by chyde
Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass LP - Stranded Records
Midori Takada is a Japanese composer and percussionist who combines influences from African and East Asian traditional percussion music with American jazz, new age and avant-garde practices. She first performed in the percussion trio Mkwaju Ensemble, who have two highly sought after LPs from the early 80s. Through The Looking Glass, her first solo recording, was released in 1983 and became almost instantly unavailable. Long chased by collectors and recently only available for outrageous sums, it's a blessing to have this beautiful record back in print thanks for the joint efforts of Palto Flats and We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records.
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may 2017 by chyde
Arashi--Semikujira | trost records
from Gateway to Joy July 2016 really good
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july 2016 by chyde
Nate Hall -- Electric Vacuum Roar | HCBrecords
In deed, the second solo album from U.S. Christmas vocalist and guitarist sees him submerging deeper in a free form manner, applying his veritable sonic skills, and becoming one with his electric guitar and its' infinite orphic powers. Opening track "Dance of the Prophets" is 16:44 minutes long and finds Hall chanting & looming over a multilayered psychedelic fizz a la Earth's influential classic "Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons". Second track "Long Howling Decline / People Fall Down" is almost 12 minutes of a dreamy-nightmarish-distant-guitar-drone-whip, whereas The "People Fall Down" part is in fact a Caustic Resin cover (and Brett Netson play additional guitar and bass on the album!) which sounds as if Hall was the last man standing on sick planet earth. Now isolate yourself, close your eyes and press play.
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june 2016 by chyde
Frankie Miller CD : Sugar Coated Baby - Bear Family Records
Harder than hard-core honky tonk music. Years before his hit, Blackland Farmer, Frankie Miller was cutting unapologetically country music down in Texas. Those early recordings for Gilt Edge and Columbia are reissued complete here. Thirty tracks of classic Texas beerjoint music cut between 1951 and 1956, including Barefoot Blues, I'm Gettin'Rid Of You, Hey, Where Ya Goin', Paint Powder And Perfume and
It's No Big Thing To Me. This is yet another of great undiscovered jewels in the Bear Family catalogue. The rawness and blistering passion in Frankie's singing elevate him among the giants.
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june 2016 by chyde
Phase IV | Waxwork Records
Available for the first time ever in any format

Music composed by Brian Gascoigne, Desmond Briscoe, David Vorhaus, and Stomu Yamashta 
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april 2016 by chyde
Magnetic Systems by BIXIO, FRIZZI, TEMPERA - Finders Keepers Records
om the same vibrant cinematic landscape of 70s studio supergroups as Goblin, The Pawnshop, The Group and The Braen’s Machine comes The Magnetic System – the Italian incognito dream team comprised of Milano prog keyboardist Vince Tempera and Cinevox sibling Franco Bixio and launched the career of Video Nasty maestro Fabio Frizzi.  Bridging the void between Giallo jazz bass driven prog and the arrival of home studios and synthesisers, the omnipresent film music of The Magnetic System marked a sea change in Italian genre film music, promoting melodic electronics to the forefront of Italian pop culture and pre-empting the first murmurs of Italo disco and synth-pop.  Sharing session musicians, studios and release schedules with many of the aforementioned luminaries, Bixio, Frizzi and Tempera’s magnetic powers continue to attract musicians and aficionados of discerning s
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april 2016 by chyde
Träd, Gräs och Stenar
The two essential live albums from Träd, Gräs och Stenar, Sweden’s greatest underground music export, were originally issued on the band’s own label in 1971/72, and are now being reissued by Anthology Recordings on vinyl for the very first time, in expanded deluxe 2xLP editions.
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march 2016 by chyde
Old Locks and Irregular Verbs | Henry Threadgill | Pi Recordings
Henry Threadgill’s important new release Old Locks and Irregular Verbs is his heartfelt tribute to an old friend, the composer-conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, who passed away in 2013. He describes the work as “An emotion, a thought, a feeling that I retained in my memory of Butch.” Threadgill first came to know Morris – a significant figure in jazz who was responsible for creating a distinctive form of conductor-led collective improvisation for large-ensemble built on a technique he called “Conduction” – when he moved to New York in the mid-1970s from Chicago.
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march 2016 by chyde
Dischord Records: Youth Brigade - Complete First Demo
Youth Brigade's complete first demo, recorded by Don Zientara and Skip Groff at Inner Ear Studios in the summer of 1981.
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february 2016 by chyde
ESP-Disk' Norman Howard Burn Baby Burn
The exciting, long-lost session from Norman Howard is finally released on CD. Featuring the compositions of Joe Phillips, the music has been digitally remastered with extensive liner notes from producer Michael D. Anderson, Clifford Allen and Joe Phillips who reminisces on the session, the Cleveland jazz scene, and the social atmosphere surrounding the music.
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february 2016 by chyde
Desplazados 7" (LUNGS-072) | IRON LUNG Records
GAUCHO - Desplazados 7" w/download (LUNGS-072)
The darkness and hate of living in the modern day is inescapable. People will always try to control you, force their ideologies on you and bind you with their ridiculous laws. Sooner or later you will get tired and hit back. And if true passion is there, you will succeed. It is hard not to hear the passion on this record. Gaucho delivers a Colombia-via-Canada raw hardcore pogo march to the death of tyrants far and wide. Members of S.H.I.T. give us a 5 song window into the struggle for a higher quality of life and we thank them for that.
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released January 22, 2016
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february 2016 by chyde
HONGTHONG DAO-UDON : Bump Lam Phloen: Essential Hongthong Dao-udon - CD - EM RECORDS - Forced Exposure
How can we explain the power of music? How can songs delivered in a language that we don't understand move us so? This collection contains the very best songs from Hongthong Dao-udon, one of the great Thai singers of the "third generation" of Molam singers and one of the artists who succeeded in fusing Molam with Luk Thung, thus triggering a new generation of singers; in fact, she was the first to sing both genres from the beginning of her career, considering herself to be situated happily between the two styles. But none of this matters, finally, to the listener. This is music, not musicology, and Hongthong Dao-udon sings to us, not the pedants. Her career was brief, and these songs from the late '70s and early '80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, and carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly by Doi Inthanon, a legendary independent producer, these songs were very popular in Thailand, and it is easy to hear why, with strong melodies, impeccable swing, interesting arrangements, and, of course, Dao-udon's thrilling voice. With two songs previously unavailable on CD, as well as her first recording and her biggest hits, this is essential. Includes 20-page booklet. Selection, liner notes, and cover art by Soi 48.
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december 2015 by chyde
Dust-to-Digital » Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line
Need this release in late August 2015

Dust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who is one of the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music. Ola Belle Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever made and available here for the very first time, are counter-balanced by a disc of modern-day field recordings of her descendants and those within her Appalachian community that she inspired. This deluxe edition highlights Ola Belle’s deep repertoire – folk ballads, minstrel songs, country standards, and originals – and traces the impact her music made and is still making today.
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august 2015 by chyde
The Sigh Of Silver Strings From Suvannabhumi: The Western Stringed Instruments Of Burma | Light In The Attic Records
During the 1800s, various Western stringed instruments came to Burma by means of traders, explorers, and colonizers. These instruments – the acoustic slide guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, and zither – were quickly and ingeniously adapted to the intricacies of Burmese music. The music draws from Burma’s rich vocal tradition, and the centuries-old royal repertoire of the Burmese harp and xylophone. Recorded and produced by Rick Heizman.
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august 2015 by chyde
BROKEN TALENT- Rules No One LP – Floridas Dying Records
Broken Talent were kind of like Miami's Flipper. They were noisy, abrasive, and were the non-conformists in a punk scene that prided itself on its non-conformity. They were hated, often booed off the stage, they looked like burnouts, and they were my favorite band growing up, hands down. Broken Talent and T.P.O.S. (bassist Malcolm Tent's label) really created a parallel punk scene in Miami. T.P.O.S. released many great tape comps with some very strange and incredible music. They had their own aesthetic with Broken Talent's frontman, Santo providing his twisted Ralph Steadman-meets-Nick Blinko-drawings. They set up shows and did fanzines and comics. They didn't wait for people to come to them, they made their own scene. To me, at 14, they were more than a band, they were like mentors. I took every opportunity to pick their brains and they were always ready to talk to me about whatever, even though I was a pushy, overbearing, hyperactive kid. It was the band's bassist Malcolm Tent who would turn me on to Hellhammer's Apocalyptic Raids album. They decried racism, organized religion, and society with snarky humor and intelligence rarely seen in a politically-minded punk band." -Aesop
14 tracks compiling the Blood Slut 7", and various tracks off of Broken Talent's cassette releases on TPOS. All recorded between 1984-1985, and includes liner notes from Broken Talent's bass player MAlcolm Tent, as well as a digital download code
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july 2015 by chyde
Ariel Kalma - An Evolutionary Music (RVNG Intl.)
An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 – 1979) compiles unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma. Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma’s work vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of the 1970s avant-garde.

Ariel Kalma’s boundary-blurring electronic music is heard here in radiant detail across a selection of work spanning his early free-jazz and spoken word trips to his infinite modular synthesizer and analogue rhythm machine meditations. Kalma’s story is one of world travel, musical discovery and ego-abandonment. Yet for an artist who often discarded public recognition in favor of the ascetic truths in music making, An Evolutionary Music offers the imprint of an outright auteur.
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april 2015 by chyde
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