Sale: Gianluca Becuzzi, Bruno Sanfillipo, offthesky & More

Hello all,

This week we’ve got some items on sale for you that have either never been in the SOUNDSWIM store or somehow never made it into the new store after our move, but inventory is extremely limited, so be sure to grab them soon!

Juxta Phona & Offthesky – !Escape Kit! –Right now just $6.99
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Juxta phone and offthesky are two very different coins – the former contains beats and strange electronic rhythms and the latter is a melodic acoustic affair… the glue that holds these two together is mr. jason corder who plays vibraphone/guitar for the rag-a-muffin’ acid jazzish trio known as juxta phona and who also headway’s the progressive acoustic outfit offthesky. when he decided to produce the second juxta phona record (the first of which has not actually been published as of yet), his productions and atmospheric elements permeated the mix… this making this record a right slpit – not quite 100% beats/treats and acid jazz feats like the juxta phona have aimed to carve and not quite the somber melodic micro toned ambience that offthesky parades. it’s as if you added orange juice and apple juice (with a little rum)… tossed it in a blender, and out came… !escape kit!.

Ian Hagwood – The Great Allure –Right now just $6.99
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Limited to 150 copies.

Packaged in Experimedia’s custom signature six panel folding tall-slim pack and is protected in a clear poly sleeve.

“Experimedia presents the latest addition to Ian Hawgood’s growing body of work, ‘The Great Allure’. A very personal and heartfelt album, ‘The Great Allure’ amasses six passionate movements into a tribute to the memories of traveling by train. Inverted pianos wrapped in a blanket of distant fog seen peering through a train window dripping with wiped away condensation. Forehead against glass with a melancholy gaze towards the passing landscape. Broken voice and hand claps layer subtle nods to Reich.” -soundcloud.com

Gianluca Becuzzi/Luigi Turra – In Winter –Right now just $6.99
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Gianluca Becuzzi is known for his projects Limbo, Kinetix and Noise Trade Company. Luigi Turra is a composer of musique concrete, whose main interest is the musical balance between silence and the tactile perception of sound. “In Winter” was recorded 2008-2010, with Becuzzi mostly taking care of field recordings and programming, and Turra playing acoustic guitar and piano. Light as the snowflakes that entitle them, these nine compositions offer dreamy atmospheres that rely on minimal structures and evoke visions of lonely and lazily wintry landscapes. Music for the heart and the mind, delicate representations of quiet moods translated into harmonic sequences that combine environmental synthesis with influences of a refined sophistication. Comes in an outsized gatefold sleeve. -coldspring.co.uk

Bruno Sanfillipo & Max Corbacho – Bioma –Right now just $7.99
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“The initial idea for (this album) was born after making various field recordings in different places in the Spanish province of Tarragona during the spring of 2010. One year later, the composers crafted the electronic soundscapes and effects seperately from each other to enrich this natural kaleidoscope of sounds.

It all ended up in this continuous 59-minute ‘real living, mesmerizing breathing system.’ This very calming and slowly evolving environmental recording immerses and surrounds the listener with sustained bell sounds, infinite loops and an almost uninterrupted string of singing birds. The second half of the album takes on a bit more experimental/abstract shape, although it turns up harmonic again from the 45-minute mark.” -Sonic Immersion

Billy Gomberg & offthesky – Flyover Sound –Right now just $7.99
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“Flyover Sound is a collaboration between offthesky and Billy Gomberg. Various guitar and processed recordings were passed back and forth over a period of a year until eventually this record came to be.” –noise.offthesky.com

Alison Wait – Dove Esistono Solo I Ricordi –Right now just $6.99
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Digipak.

“File under: Dark Ambient. Alison wait is the gift of the past. Remembrances of long gone days. Childhood memories amplified through the glass of melancholy. A journey hand in hand with what has been and will never return. Dark ambiences melt with guitars & lush synths – come with us to the place where Alison Waits us.” –auralwebstore.com

Chessmachine – Live in Los Angeles –Right now just $6.99
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“LINE is proud to present Live in Los Angeles by the collaborative performance project CHESSMACHINE by Richard Chartier (US) and Ivan Pavlov (aka COH) (RUS).

A certain humor shapes the conceptual dialectics of the CHESSMACHINE live experience. Their interplay suggests the historical confrontation of East and West; an austere and chilling tete-a-tete over the chessboard that reconstructs the somber milieu of a bygone Europe, even as it conveys a kind of absurdist levity through the rehearsed performance of these roles. The use of MAC and PC computer operating systems by Chartier and Pavlov, respectively, becomes the late-20th century manifestation of classic Cold War combatants. Through their engagement, a process of sonic and aesthetic displacement unfolds, such that one player’s strategic manipulation of sound begins slowly to affect and then determinatively shape the compositional technique of the other. CHESSMACHINE‘s live performances take place in real time with color coded staging, uniforms, lighting, and video projections designed by Russian-American installation/video artists Evelyn Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.

This live recording of Chessmachine took place on February 25, 2005 at REDCAT in Los Angeles.” –lineimprint.bandcamp.com

Audela – NBPN –Right now just $6.99
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“7th installment in the Black Death Series.

‘Nocte Caelum’ was recorded in 1992.
‘Phenomen’ is based on field recordings (various locations, mid ’90s) and recorded in 1994.
‘Betablock’ is based on source material provided by Beta Two Agonist in early 2008 and was recorded in 2008 and 2009.
‘Nadek Pashes’ is a reworked version of ‘Naked Shapes’ (previously unreleased) which was recorded in 1994.

All tracks produced, shaped and imagined by Audela. Tracks 1-2-4 saved from the DATS by Plague. Subtly mastered by Joost Carpentier. Recommended to play with headphones at low volume.” –plaguerecordings.bandcamp.com

Sale: Rapoon, Steve Roach, Resonant Drift & More

Hello all,

We’ve done another round of price-slashed random picks for you this week, with the low prices being good through June 9th or while supplies remain in stock!

Rapoon – I Am a Foreigner –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
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Robin Storey, who used to be a part of the ethnic ambient whisper of :zoviet*france:, loses himself in loops. His work as Rapoon has always been an endless pattern that shifts and alters itself upon subsequent iterations like the re-arrangement of sand across the broad back of a line of dunes. “Via” from I Am A Foreigner, for example, crackles with sand ground deep in a vinyl groove while ambient tones spread across a sun-bleached horizon. You fall into his work, get yourself mired in the shifting sand underfoot, and quickly lose all sense of time and space. Vaguely ethnic drum patterns swirl and circle in the mix, building cascading patterns that move like, well, sand. However, with I Am A Foreigner, Storey has become entranced with something new and, as a result, there is a novel cast to the sonic weather eddying on this record. -igloomag.com

Steve Roach – Dreamtime Return (2CD, 24-bit remaster) –Regularly $22.99, right now just $16.99
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Isolrubin BK – Crash Injury Trauma –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
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“Crash Injury Trauma” is a shocking and disturbing album, unflinching and relentless in its fascination with violent car accidents. Tires skid and horns blare, followed by the sickening sounds of crashing metal and shattering glass, screams, sirens and heart-pounding bass. It’s a cruel, sadistic and horrifying tour de force in the ambient and power electronics genre. B. Lustmord released “Crash Injury Trauma” in 1993, as a side project, under the pseudonym Isolrubin BK. Following “Heresy” and “The Monstrous Soul”, and preceding “The Place Where The Black Stars Hang”, the album was recorded during what is now considered a pivotal period in the British artist’s career. Out of print for nearly a decade, this new 2009 edition has been remastered from the ground up, and is presented in completely redesigned packaging. -soleilmoon.com

 

Resonant Drift – Full Circle –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
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Resonant Drift return, bearing new worlds of sound that vary from wide, windswept desert-ambient vistas and hushed, cloud-shrouded meditation chambers to uncertain, grit-choked places better left unnamed. Tone and texture chart the course on Full Circle, a journey that goes as far inward as it does out, making it a trip worth taking over and over.

Paul Bradley – Memorias Extranjeras –Low-priced at just $6.99
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“Bang! Just when you thought you had settled in, your senses are warped into a state of emergency, there is a sudden rush of blood to the head, your heart starts beating furiously and you can feel your pulse in your jugular. For all those, who thought they knew Paul Bradley and had come to expect yet another work of deep, brooding, meditative and transcendentally comforting drones, the time has come to think again. Not because there are none of those on this album, but instead of the undisrupted flow and smooth transitions of previous efforts, “Memorias Extranjeras” presents the listener with a colourful collection of snap shots, each one with a different mood and intensity.

Deupree/Kirschner/Korber/Steinbruchel/Ximm – May 6, 2001 –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
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On the night of Sunday, May 6, 2001, composer Kenneth Kirschner, as part of a series of pieces documenting the sounds of different New York City neighborhoods, took his tape recorder to the Financial District of Lower Manhattan to begin field recordings for a new piece. The resulting low-resolution portrait captured the sounds of a deserted urban landscape: the empty, winding streets of old Dutch New Amsterdam, its modern, towering skyscrapers — and a region of the city that, several months later, would be renamed Ground Zero.

and/OAR is proud to present “May 6, 2001″, a collection of five interpretations by five renowned contemporary composers of the aforementioned field recording portrait.

With excerpts from Kirschner’s original 2001 composition based on the field recording, the CD also includes pieces by Taylor Deupree (USA), Tomas Korber (Switzerland), Ralph Steinbrüchel (Switzerland), and Aaron Ximm (aka Quiet American; USA), all utilizing the 2001 Financial District field recording as their sole source material. The result is a project that obliquely and subtly evokes the source recording and its subsequent meanings, while also standing on its own as an estimable example of each artist’s mastery of his craft.

Jason Kahn & Richard Francis (self-titled) –Low-priced at just $6.99
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Recorded live during collaborative performances in various locations, consisting of four long tracks presenting the unique interaction between technology and intuition. -Monochrome Vision

Ultra Milkmaids – Oldies Volume 1 –Right now just $6.99
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Organic drift, rich drones and earthbound textures as only the Ultra Milkmaids can do. Oldies volume 1 is a compilation of the smoothest, milkiest rarities from out of print cassettes, vinyls and compilations, hand-picked from a vast library of possible works, we selected the lightest, most emotive selections of the ‘Maids audio diaspora. Witness these lost children, gathered here in one long, beautiful voice; ‘E.V.’ and ‘L.V’ from the Borray 12″, ‘Chicken In The Kitchen’ and ‘Lover Time remix’ from the Drone 7″, ‘Lou 1′ and ‘Lou 2′ from the 110 copy 7″ of the same name, also the mega-rare tracks ‘Ma Baker’, ‘Sti-Fell 1′, ‘Sti-Fell 2′, and ‘Byojorcklos’. One stunning work of beauty after another and taken as one interrupted trip, it becomes a warm, meditative traipse through brilliant light and color from start to finish. Artwork designed by Yann of the ‘Maids, the slightly surreal becomes everyday in sight and sound.

Weekly Sale: The Circular Ruins, Maeror Tri, Kenneth Kirschner, and more

We’ve got another round of random picks on sale for you this week, with the low prices being good through June 2nd or while supplies last.

Isobel Clouter & Rob Mullender – Myths Of Origin, Sonic Ephemera From East Asia –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
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The recordings came about as a result of a project instigated in late 1999, which bears witness to a long held fascination with how the environment generates and shapes culture, memory and myth. There was no desire to conduct any scientific or anthropological field work, but to collect a set of recordings which would serve to illustrate how precious the sonic environment can be, and to act as founding materials for a soundscape collection at the British Library Sound Archive.

The audio CD also features a PDF of extra photos pertaining to the recordings that can be accessed on a computer, and comes packaged in a four color digipak and a 12 page booklet. -and/OAR

 

Kenneth Kirschner – Compressions & Rarefactions –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
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Packaged in a slim cardboard case

“Compressions & Rarefactions is the fourth solo release on 12k from New Yorker Kenneth Kirschner, who is widely known for epic-length compositions that challenge the forms of modern composition. The album is released as a single CD with a digital download of over six hours of additional music that couldn’t be realized within the time constraints of the CD format. Also included is a booklet of essays on Kirschner’s music from Marc Weidenbaum (Disquiet), Simon Cummings (5 Against 4), Mike Lazarev (Headphone Commute) and renowned visual artist Kysa Johnson, who was also responsible for the album’s artwork.

Kirschner’s music is often described as “challenging,” and certainly he has a unique voice among his peers and throughout the extended genres of his sound. His work tends to hover precariously between the worlds of electronic music and chamber music, likely due to his influences from the worlds of modern classical music, philosophy and science fiction.” –12k.com

 

micromelancolie – It Doesn’t Belong Here –Regularly $10.99, right now just $7.99
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Digipak.

”It Doesn’t Belong Here” is the first release of Robert Skrzyński aka Micromelancolié on Zoharum. It contains almost an hour of music which will appeal to fans of ambient spheres, but also to seekers of less conventional sounds. ”It Doesn’t Belong Here” is a trial at merging two worlds together: traditional praise, wedding and funeral songs with contemporary avant-garde music. With electronics, field recordings, microsamples and archival tracks available on the creative commons basis, the artist created four experimental compositions based on glitches, noises, clicks created as a result of various (often deliberate) defects. They border on the areas of ambient, drone, clicks’n’cuts, even academic music. The title track features a guest performance by Mia Zabelka – a renowned composer from Vienna, Austria, considered one of the most innovative violinist in the field of free improv.” -zoharum.bandcamp.com

 

Maeror Tri – Emotional Engramm –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
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‘Emotional Engramm’ is Maeror Tri’s most refined effort to date, with their characteristic sound composed of layers of electronically-treated acoustic instruments. Clocking in at just under 80 minutes, the seven tracks presented here show Maeror Tri at its best. Remastered and presented in a lavish 6-panel digipak with stunning new artwork and a foreword by Martyn Bates. -coldspring.co.uk

 

The Circular Ruins – Land of the Blind –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
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Another labyrinth of complex and innovative ambient electronica from APK. This also has professional CD-face printing.

“Without doubt, The Land of the Blind lives up to and surpasses all of my expectations with regards to The Circular Ruins. A truly wonderful disc featuring a truly wonderful collection of music, I recommend it wholeheartedly to fans of the ambient genre in all of it’s forms, as well as to all those who enjoy the discovery of inner journeys.” –rik – Ping Things

 

Paul Ellis – I Am Here –Regularly $11.99, right now just $7.99
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Ancient and modern come together on “I Am Here,” as veteran musician/composer Paul Ellis creates an electronic music portrait inspired by the mysterious rock carvings of the Chinook Tribe of Native Americans who lived in the Columbia River Gorge 15,000 years ago. Just as they left their mark etched in stone, so Paul Ellis paints in sound from a palette that includes synthesizers, sequencers, guitar, bass, and voice. The three long form compositions on the album, two in the 20 minute range, and one almost 30 minutes in length, have a spellbinding quality that is constantly evolving, and draws favorable comparison to the electronic music artistry of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra, Craig Padilla, Patrick O’Hearn, and Jean Michel Jarre. Pulsing sequencers provide forward momentum over a soundscape of lush keyboard orchestration, classic analog synthesizer tones, atmospheric textures, and otherworldly effects.

Fans of electronic music as well as those seeking an enchanting and entrancing listening experience will not want to miss this latest release by one of the premier artists of the genre on his timeless tribute to the continuity and kinship of life on earth.

 

Home Patterning – A One Thousand Pulses Compendium –Low-priced at just $6.99
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OTP’s first compilation, Home Patterning, highlights some of the series’ finest moments, extracted from a year-and-a-half of unique and special performances. Includes tracks by Robert Rich, Malcolm Cecil & The Electric Golem, Rapoon, Eraldo Bernocchi, Chuck Van Zyl, Tim Motzer, Kevin Kissinger, and more. -onethousandpulses.com

 

Dean De Benedictis – Salvaging the Past –Regularly $11.99, right now just $8.99

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Dean De Benedictis has envisioned a vital work of instrumental compositions, exploring the art of electronic music with a refreshing integrity. Blending traditional electronic tones and structures with acoustic elements, he has sculpted an album that is raw and direct. In essence, he has captured a heart of true electronic music, while suggesting more thought-provoking themes.

De Benedictis realizes this vision through various electronic tonalities, samples, and acoustic instruments such as mayahachi flute, bamboo flutes, cello, piano, voice, guitars, hand drums, and percussion – applying all, with the passion and inspiration of the masters before him.

Salvaging the Past is not only an homage to the electronic music of the past, but expands the vocabulary of the present.

To the listener:
Our physical realm is comprised of drastically separate entities mix-matching and ambiguously aligning into one harmonious collage. Such is the underlying principal behind “Salvaging The Past.” It is not the first time I’ve based a project on this philosophy. So much of my unreleased work had been inspired by this principle, and specifically by a variety of traditional ambient music genres, that eventually I felt compelled to tie this particular work together… how could I not? With some songs containing an intense electronic base and others a pure acoustic base, creating the mood for “Salvaging The Past” was tricky, but I do feel that we brought the music together as best as possible. As always, it is all from the same soul.
– Dean De Benedictis

Sale: One and Two Copy Items from Hic Sunt Leones

We’ve got some items on sale this week from the HIC SUNT LEONES label, but we only have one or two copies left of each, so grab them before they’re gone!

Aglaia – Otherworldliness –Regularly $11.99, right now just $9.99
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Digipak. “Suspended atmospheres, a mix of ageless sounds are the essence of Otherwordliness. Sounds that meet along border lines, beyond wordly dimension. Every moment is incomprehensible, every space is far, it becomes horizon when it comes in contact with the eyes, every fragment of life is a sound that it gets lost into infinite. We can only listen.”
-aliodie.com

 

Aglaia – Absolutely Deep –Regularly $11.99, right now just $9.99
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“Absolutely Deep makes us float up like fresh anti-gravitational air.
Listening to it is like flying over a scenery suspended between day and night.
It brings dust into memories, it fertilizes and makes reminiscences shining.
The tracks are seven long sonic fluxes that flow imperfect from beginning to end, with no unplanned accidents, very useful to be able to remain what we dream and see, and from time to time to mix ourselves between sky and earth”. –aliodie@bandcamp.com

 

Aglaia – Nights in Nubiland –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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Nights in Nubiland is a trip into fantastic territories. Nubiland is is the place of the Clouds, where the landscapes are attended between midnight and the dawn… before the sunrise. This new album start a new chapter for Aglaia. Pure electronics, new sounds, but above all we feel a new compositive spirit, that connect the therapeutic music of the beginning into new spontaneous forms… imaginary gestures, that without losing the sensibility and the mystery of the first compositions, expand the language into the personal expression of an art form. -aliodie.com

 

Alio Die – Tempus Rei –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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An epic and intense album with two long tracks, where the usual drones and loops, zither and field recordings go deeply into an old-time surrealism. -equilibriummusic.com

CD packaged in an elegant three-sided digipack

 

Alio Die – The Hidden Spring –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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A collection of new and previously released compositions from this interesting ambient soundscape artist. Many of the tracks seem to suggest watery landscapes, with thick, murky, wave-like movement. Droning low tones, eerie chimes, as well as slightly musical synths, samples, etc. all have their place here. – Hic Sunt Leones

Collectible digipak printed in black on silver, in collaboration with the American graphic artist Joseph Uccello.

 

Alio Die – Khen Introduce Silence –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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Taking basic improvisations only from sounds produced by Khen (mouth-organ from Thailand/Laos) and processed by different controls like filters, pan and multi-effects, Stefano Musso looks for a vibrational enviroment that is like a special point of view, where time changes his meaning and sometimes becomes absolutely relative, finding a place for contemplation, like being in the clouds and breathing with the sound of the spheres. Observe the circular harmony of seasons in his never ending flow, it speaks like old poetry that is familiar to the soul.

 

Alio Die – il Tempo Magico di Saturnia Pavonia –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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We begin with A Gift” which is a composition of whistles and highly processed accordion–immediately the recycling projects of Vidna Obmana, for example Landscape in Obscurity, come to mind. Gradually the accordion tones build up to form a harmonic mass of sound, rapturous in tone. Pretty good for an accordion! The next two tracks launch right into traditional Alio Die territory–repeated “melodies” featuring processed traditional instruments alongside rich organic drones. This is what we’ve come to expect and love in an Alio Die CD. Alio Die has mastered this type of composition–not to mention the fact that the types of tracks he does are unmistakably Alio Die. There are not nearly enough Alio Die discs to be tired of the style yet. The attention to mystic tone is so deep that it is hard to not be entranced even with minor stylistic tweaks to the Alio Die-style proper. A standout track is “Fragile-struggente,” which is a very simple mixture of melancholy synth loop accompanied by the sound of a lemon peel burning on a stove (according to the liner notes). It’s a gorgeous little piece, with incidental noises and creaks that remind me of Ora. It’s tracks like this that have beguiled me with Alio Die from the start. A simple setup leads to pure ambient ritualism. A still later track, “Still Here!” reminds us that past drone albums are not far off–I would not be surprised if this were an outtake from Incantamento. I have always imagined Stefano Musso as some crazy Italian guy making ambient records out in the middle of nowhere. Sure, he’s got an email address, but who’s to say this isn’t some strange sham? Whenever I pop in the Alio Die album of choice, it’s not idle soundscaping with strange noises, it’s not a journey into deep, dark space like so many other ambient releases fine and not so fine. This is the sound of a man with wild hair performing a magickal-with-a-‘k’ ritual on the top of a mountain amidst blowing crosswinds. As we all well know, black magic is not performed without consequences–Musso has tapped into some leyline of arcane energy, and it’s seeped into the music.” -Review from Hic Sunt Leones

 

Aglaia – Naked Movements –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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Twelve essential tracks, direct and minimal. Ascetic and natural. The places that are described here should be like a nocturnal snowfall, or a sultry and hot summer afternoon, the rolling of air on a lake’s shore… or a simple movement of leaves. It is the artist’s sensibility that translate the reflective and subtle emotions into the fragile poetry of sounds. -Hic Sunt Leones

 

Alio Die & Zeit – Raag Drone Theory –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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Tommaso Cimò (Zeit) is back together with Alio Die composing the long flow raga-drone of “Raag Drone Theory” with acoustic sessions recorded in the cloister of the Annunziata in Lunigiana. The warm tones of acoustic dulcimer and zither are mixed with the sound of a shruti-box, while the rest is done by the usual drones & loops dispensed with appropriate measures by the two. Charming quiet music. -oldeuropacafe.com

 

Alio Die & James Johnson – Cube 7, Sospensione D’Estate –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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CUBE music is designed to blur the architectural spaces that we occupy during our waking hours of the day. Whether it be an office cubical, a personal listening space or subtly defined spaces within an architectural enviroment. CUBE music is music at the edge of perception, music meant to expand interior space. -aliodie.com

 

Saffron Wood – Platonica Filosofia della Temperanza –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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A land hidden from controled pleausures of rationality among soul an internal platonic part, it is the first andoncy CD by Lorenzo Scopelliti, single musical expression of Saffron Wood, rich in enthusiasm and love, emboried between discoring and long harmonious. The Friscalettu flutes, the impulsive tibetan trumpet and his bells. The vibrating harmoniuns dances of the sicilian Maranzannu and the Vietnamese Danmoi, the evocative sonority of the Indian Dilruba and the Egyptian Rebab, the shy puffs of the Shakuhachi and the indian Bansuri, the cymbals, the ceramic and glass percussions, are in this way translated and trasformed omeopathicly in Platonic Philosophy” expressing the possible prophecy among soul, ground and the acoustic steps of a special peace…. where we often like to find ourselves.”-Review from Databloem Records

 

Nosesoul: Francesco Paladino & Opium – Angel Ghost & Human Shades –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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Nosesoul project is pure improvisation, my sessions have been improvised and directly mixed with Francesco’s voices. These sounds are pure breathe, pure prayers, pure mourns and pure pleasures to me. I hope this experience won’t leave me through my next years. -TeoZini/Opium

Ambient experimental sounds combining the ‘Francesco’ voices with improvisational programming from Opium. Francesco Paladino here provides vocalisations that range from moans, whines and nasal tones through to various mutterings and mournings. Teo Zini or Opium surrounds these utterances with layers of ambient electronic texture and processed ‘wave editings’. There sultant sound is a mysterious organic sound installation that is suggestive of various dream states – jangling bells, buzzing flies, birds, water droplets and hypnotic drones hang in the aural air – ambiguous, evocative and unsettling.Titles add to the dreamy mood of the music – ‘grasswall painted green’, ‘me, thesky sleeping’, ‘sunrise overflow’. -aliodie.com

 

Werner Durand & Alio Die – Aqua Planing –Regularly $13.99, right now just $11.99
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Drift towards the adventurous land at the border of dream. A happy game of lost and found in a different dimension…
Sounds mainly by Asian instruments like Kehn, Ney, Shakuhachi and field recordings made in Thailand. -oldeuropacafe.com

 

Nick Parkin – Descent –Regularly $10.99, right now just $8.99
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“A meditative obscure travel with acoustic and electronic treated sounds.” –aliodie.com

More From Cryo Chamber

Hello everyone,

We’ve added a few more items from the CRYO CHAMBER label to the store this week, but supplies are limited, so get them before they’re gone!

Atrium Carceri & Cities Last Broadcast – Black Corner Den –$13.99
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Digipak

The two bearded Swedes join forces on this collaborative album. Black Corner Den is the result of long winter studio sessions separated by the atlantic ocean but made possible by the internet. Lonely moments in the company of the night lamp, overlooking the messy pile of tape loops while the machines hummed and the piano played until the morning.

Exploring the opium dens at the end of the 19th century this album takes you deep into the soothing dreams of dead poets.

“The streets lay silent as the floor creeks under your bare feet. The old loft lit by a wax candle, it’s light dancing over your oak desk. You grab the vial of black ink and the leather bound book as you scurry out the door into the humid night. You pass trails of fire as the lamplighter tends to the myriad lanterns adorning the bridge. A left turn leads you down a set of stone stairs where the satin clad lounge welcomes you in.

Sweet smoke lingers in here where gentlemen gather to dream about the black sea. Your booth at the far end stands prepared. A pipe, tinderbox and purple pillow for a tired head. You have a friend tonight and it calls itself the Black Corner Den.”

Pär Boström’s dreamlike soundscapes combines with the careful melodies and elegant structures of Simon Heath. The perfect soundtrack for decadent nights or introverted reading sessions, preferably combined.

 

Azathoth – A Cryo Chamber Collaboration (2CD) –$16.99
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In 2014 Cryo Chamber got some of the most prominent dark ambient artists together to synchronize their studios during a year of collaboration creating the album Cthulhu in tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. With Azathoth Cryo Chamber double the effort with a 2 CD release follow up. No less than 20 artists has been working for the last year to synchronize and co-create Azathoth. Azathoth is a collaboration NOT a compilation.

Azathoth is an Outer God in the Cthulhu Mythos and Dream Cycle stories of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors.

Azathoth’s precise appearance is only hinted at throughout the Mythos, and indeed may be unknowable by mortal beings. It is described as occupying a position outside of the universe, where it is attended by a cohort of alien servants.

 

Shub​-​Niggurath – A Cryo Chamber Collaboration (2CD Digipak) –$16.99
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A two-hour dark soundscape album recorded by 20 ambient artists to pay tribute to H.P. Lovecraft.

Dark sounds from dreamy dimensions to never ending cursed forests. Join us in the ritual of lust for the Black Goat of the Woods.

Shub-Niggurath is an Outer God (or Outer Goddess) in the pantheon. She is a perverse fertility deity.

An enormous mass which extrudes black tentacles, slime-dripping mouths, and short, writhing goat legs. Small creatures are continually spat forth by the monstrosity, which are either consumed into the miasmatic form or escape to some monstrous life elsewhere.

Of all the mythos deities, Shub-Niggurath is probably the most extensively worshipped. Her worshippers include the Hyperboreans, the Muvians, T’yog of K’naa, and the people of Sarnath, as well as any number of druidic and barbaric cults. She is also worshipped by the non-human species of the mythos, such as the “Fungi from Yuggoth” (the Mi-Go) and the Nug-Soth of Yaddith. With the proper occult paraphernalia, Shub-Niggurath can be summoned to any woodlands at the time of the new moon.

So is this a compilation?
No, this is a collaboration and huge undertaking. 20 artists linked studios and sound for over a year so that they could work with each other. This led to a deep exploration of the Mythos and Shub-Niggurath

2 CD album comes in a Deluxe 16 page Hard cover DigiBook. Artwork is served on Matte Laminated pages that makes the artwork stand out. A journal with entries by the seeker of the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young, as interpreted by writers Donald Persson & Alistair Rennie.