We’re back this week with some more price-slashed items for you, which will be on sale through May 14th or while supplies last.
Enrico Coniglio – Sea Cathedrals –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
“Five superb tracks of deep and evocative ambient music, enriched with echoes of ancient ritual suggestions. The immense spaces and the abyssal deepness of the sea, but also the sound of the bowels of the Earth, the color of the sand of the desert, the energy of the wind, the strength of all the Elements, the infinite cycle of day and night, of life and death… A long circular journey through interchanging atmospheres that shake and capture, dragging with energy, then leave room for more quiet and soothing introspective stasis, and again become dramatic and overwhelming, A great, unmissable album of classic ritual ambient music.” -Silentes
LISTEN to the title track from this album.
Jason Corder & Opium – thepresentday –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
Drones and ethnic elements are interwoven with percussive minimalism to create a flowing long-form work of seven fascinating movements.
Jason Corder. The moniker “Off the Sky” was originally birthed as a simple misinterpretation of an obscure line from that famous film Trainspotting. Random as its conception was, Off the Sky is an all too apropos title summating the dub-atmospheric and acoustic solo projects emanating from Jason Corder’s studio in Kentucky, USA. It is a humble hand that reflects both his mild mannered nature and his usual “in-the-clouds” mind-set. Jason’s musical style is loosely inspired by the likes of Monolake, Gas, and Christian Fennesz
Teo Zini ( Opium ) was born in Bollate, Milan (Italy) in 1979 and now lives in Varese His love for electronic music began when he was 15.His first experiments were created with thefirst home personal computer soundcards Through software he creates rich drones and complex soundscapes often using etnic/tribal sounds and beats Opium is also involved in other projects such as Sola Translatio with Alio Die
LISTEN to “5me0rganic Architechture” from this album.
Maurizio Bianchi/Siegmar Fricke – Stroma~Konkret-Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
“Extra heavy fusion of industrial noise and musique concrete, this exclusive collaboration unites the forces of two legendary musicians who witnessed the roots of the industrial music movement. This album consists of three long tracks of mechanical aggression, clinical obsession and uncompromising psychic attack.” -Monochrome Vision
LISTEN to “Dissonanza Sclerotica (For Polineuropathic Surface, Piano Edematosa and Opaque Microsections).
We found a few copies of this one during our relocation:
Various Artists – World Wide Kind –Right now just $5.99
“This 72 minute collection affords an excellent sampling of numerous international electronic musicians, dedicated here to the concept of a global village society through applied electronic technology. Included are tracks by: Ron Boots & Kees Aerts, Intelligentsia, Nathan McCree & Matt Kemp, Andy Hagerty, Nicholas D. Kent, Victor Cerullo, Susumu Hirasawa, Jan Linten, Arthur Loves Plastic, Steve Deg, Thomas Gruberski, Elemental, T-Bass UK, Psyclonic Parandroid, Andy Pickford, Chris Born, and Artskool. The music is varied, but generally falls into quite energetic territory: powerful electronics with strong E-perc.”
–Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity
If, Bwana – Radio Slaves –Regularly $6.99, right now just $4.99
“Originally issued as a limited edition cassette “Radio Slaves” on the Medicinal Tapes (France) in 1986, then re-issued on CDr by the Generator Sound Art (USA) in 2003, this album finally released on CD with some bonus tracks. Loopy and sampledelic, it will return the spirit of 80s into your ears. Great collage music from the pioneering American experimental sound project. “Radio Slaves” album was recorded in 1986, when Al Margolis had just gotten the Casio sampler SK-1. It was cheap and easy to use, producing very short loops, probably only up to four seconds. Almost the entire recording uses that technology, loops completely populating the pieces. These works in particular make use of samples from the radio and vinyl as the main sound sources – the LP scratches heard on some of the tracks are meant to be there, as they are an integral part of this work.”
LISTEN to the title track from this album.
Igneous Flame / Achromus – Flicker –Regularly $13.99, right now just $8.99
“‘Flicker’ is primarily tonal with an under-current of ethereal mystery and depth. Constructed from Achromus’s synth textures and Igneous Flame’s e-bow guitar lines and abstracted harmonic shapes, melodic phrases are woven around tonally shifting soundscapes. The album’s dark luminosity shines throughout. Composition, guitar, sound-design and production by Igneous Flame
Composition and synths/pads (source sounds) by Achromus” -CD Baby
LISTEN to “Colourfield” from this album.
Danny Kreutzfeldt – Counterperipheral –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
Brooding industrial atmospheres, and deep dubby beats.
Brooding industrial atmospheres, and deep dubby beats. Very thoughtful and highly addictive. If one needs a soundtrack to impending fall that works excellent on the headphones as well, there’s plenty of reasons to get acquainted with Danny Kreutzfeldt. If one is to define the music on Counterperipheral, one senses Kreutzfeldt is an admirer of german Pole, whose crackling glitches, slow cinematic pulsations and cropped up silences to some extent is repeated on this album. But rather than copying Pole´s formulas, Kreutzfeldt reinvents them through his own industrial sensibilty. The dubby warmth of the german is almost nonexistant in these tracks, whose soundscapes, resounding metallic pulsations and crackling effects seem to describe large, empty and windy cities with starlight sharp as ice picks. Had Fritz Lang still lived to make movies, Kreutzfeldt could, in other words, have been an excellent provider of the soundtracks. If the above description gives the impression that the music of Counterperhiperal is static and heartless, you’d better think again. On the contrary Kreutzfeldt, on long, panoramic tracks such as “Cloud” and “Channel”, which both last for more than fifteen minutes, is pretty skilled at keeping the interest going through dicreet musical changes and delicately placed details, that seem to cross in and out of focus. On top of that, the sound has a surprisingly organic character. Sure, it’s digitally treated and generated, but Kreutzfeldt´s ability to use errors constructively and create spacious sensations does make one feel the human presence behind the keyboard. A presence, which is more likely to sigh than scream through the massive alienated, industrial moods, that are being conjured. Actually the album appears to be describing a sort of inner autumn – an atmosphere, which is both pleasant and scary to be absorbed by. Counterperipheral is the sort of record, that relates to the coldness and apocalypse through a kind of stoic, elevated tranquility. Because of that it etches itself into your memory despite its discreet mode of expression. -databloem.com
LISTEN to “Modes” from this album.
Flux – Protoplasmic –Low-priced at just $5.99
Seven stunning tracks of unique progressive pop. James Plotkin creates sounds with guitar that defy conventional wisdom. Lots of layered loops, exotic effects, and other egghead guitar madness!
“James Plotkin, formerly the guitarist for the legendary OLD, comes out with this new project that mixes house with ambient and progressive guitar. Odd mix? You betcha. But it works. Using repetitive high end guitar, catchy guitar lines, house-styled drum programs (I believe Mick Harris of Scorn had a lot to do with that as he was the producer), and the “matter-of-fact” recitations of Ruth Collins, there is a certain trance-like state one can reach listening to this work. Worth checking out.”
-Review by John Chedsey, SSMT
LISTEN to the track “Hollow Spaces” from this album.