We’re back this week with another of our “One and Two Copy” sales, where we’re price-cutting items we only have 1-2 copies left of on our shelves. Markdowns are good through May 13th or while supplies last!
(NOTE: We neglected last week to draw attention to this sale, so we’re re-upping it this week along with some freshly-added items.)
All Hail the Transcending Ghost – All Hail the Transcending Ghost –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
The debut album from AHTTG – a joint collaboration between Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk (MZ.412, Toroidh, Folkstorm etc) and Tim Bertilsson (Fear Falls Burning, Switchblade). The Swedish duo have created arguably one of the most haunting drone-dark-ambient-industrial works in recent years, invoking the spirits of old Nordvargr, meets the sludge-doom vibe of Tim’s hellish guitar. …truly the most scary music I have recorded” (Nordvargr). An icy chill down your spine… a cold hand on your shoulder… you are never alone in the darkness.” -Cold Spring
Alio Die – Sitar Meditations –Regularly $13.99, right now just $9.99
‘Sitar Meditations’ is a collection of sound experiments made by sitar and zither sessions. The acoustic recordings were edited and looped into imaginary soundscapes that bring the listener at the border of stasis, in a dreams-like state. Majestic and delicate, abstract and resonant on a background of silence, the acoustic sounds melt by the electronic effects are transformed into different vast and open spaces. A mysterious and dark album for time travelers! -firstname.lastname@example.org
A Small Good Thing – Slim Westerns –Regularly $11.99, right now just $7.99
a small, good thing are the hybrid offspring of ethno-tribal-ambient heavyweights O Yuki Conjugate and Purr. ‘Slim Westerns’ is their debut album, an ambient rodeo for the vaporspace. Imagine equal portions of gauchos, guitars, and peyote simmered for hours over a slow fire, and served with a big bottle of tequila. Add a dash of outter space and you’ve got a small, good thing. three northern Englishmen who’ve never been to America, writting music for Westerns that will never be made. ‘Slim Westerns’ is the result their fascination with The West and it’s mythology. After five years of writting and recording in Leeds, York, and London, a small, good thing have produced a album of sly sketches for lonely landscapes, a desert sort of music: slim westerns, maybe.
a small, good thing are:
Mark Sedgwick acoustic & electric guitars, glissando, keyboard, percussion, jew’s harp
Tom Fazzini guitar, keyboard, tapes, voice, typewriter
Andrew Hulme keyboard, percussion, trumpet, whistles, wildlife
Alio Die & Zeit – Raag Drone Theory –Regularly $13.99, right now just $9.99
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
Stephan Mathieu – Kapotte Muziek (3″ CD) –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
3″ mini CD. Original recordings from a Kapotte Muziek concert from august 1996, reworked by Stephan Mathieu during 2002. -Boomkat.com
Busso de la Lune – Hidden –Regularly $9.99, right now just $7.99
“..evoking pastoral scenes and moods (when not lost in space) taking pleasure in the (“hidden”?) intercourse between nature and civilization… –bussodelalune.bandcamp.com
Paul Bradley – Memorias Extranjeras –Regularly $11.99, right now just $6.99
Recorded in Valencia and Gandia (Spain) in October 2005. Mixed October to December 2005.
Limited to 500 copies.
Packaged in color printed cardboard sleeve.
Forrest Fang – Phantoms –Regularly $13.99, right now just $8.99
Phantoms is Forrest Fang’s 9th solo album and the follow-up to his Projekt release, Gongland. Nearly eight years in the making, Phantoms builds on the gamelan-influenced soundscapes of its predecessor by weaving organic sounds of non-Western stringed and percussion instruments and filtering those sounds through a rich melodic tapestry of warm and vaporous atmospheres. Fang’s subtly layered and continually evolving textures combine his Asian influences with his love of fractal algorithms that reflect the chaotic beauty of nature. The ambiences of Phantoms evoke a state of contemplation within a world in flux. The centerpiece of the album is a 23-minute ambient suite — “The Hallucinations of Hung Tung” — inspired by the otherworldly paintings of a Taiwanese fisherman and outsider artist. -projekt.com
Eidvlon – Idolatriae –$5.99
“A heavy trove of dark mutterings and arcane rumblings extracted from the deepest recesses of both the human psyche and the dankest caverns of earth.” –brainwashed.com
“‘The Geometry of Shadows’ marks another stylistic-shift from previous releases and is almost entirely synth-based. Initially inspired by the concept of faster-than-light communications over galactic distances, the original material for the album was recorded under the title of ‘Ansible’ in late 2009. After a 14 month break from recording, the material was reworked, re-recorded, and recycled over 9 months in 2012 until no trace of the original material was actually used. This new version of ‘Ansible’, while retaining the spirit and atmosphere of the original recording, shifted the focus to the interplay of light and darkness, both physically, metaphorically, and spiritually, necessitating a change in title.
The original idea of superluminal communications however, still threads through the aural landscape, as echoes from the past and future over astronomical distances that we simply cannot comprehend.
These ideas: light and shadow, past and future, distance and time, informed the creative process and inspiration of this album.” –brokenharbour.bandcamp.com
“Graceful and epic cocktail of atmospheric neoclassical passages, Japanese drums and rhythms. The album is released as appealing digi-pack, its design in classical Japanese style was created by Peter Savelkoul. ” –clearspot.nl
“Winsome choral elements lend a poignancy and a sacral feel of grandeur to the tracks, as if a full choir will burst into song any moment now, and transport the listener into a reverie. While the album is certainly dark in mood and style, it’s impossible to miss the enduring sense of optimism and promise that dwells within these refined soundscapes – a far cry from the desolation, bleakness, and doom that dark ambient fans have come to expect from a certain segment of releases in the genre. Wisps of ethereal melody fill the air, especially as the album closes, bringing to mind one reviewer’s alluring description of the album as “cathedrals of sacred drones.” If you’re among those who appreciate the sort of dark ambient music that evokes imagery of dark processionals or a cloister walk in a monastery, look no further.” –idieyoudie.com