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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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.

Newly Added from Cryo Chamber

Hello all,
We’ve got some newly added items from the CRYO CHAMBER label in the store for you this week:

“Cryo Chamber is a global Dark Ambient Record Label with its home in Oregon, USA. Run by Simon Heath of cult projects Atrium Carceri/Sabled Sun, we focus on cinematic soundscapes of the highest quality; this due to the philosophy of sound design that our artists use. Our works are often featured in films, games and art installations, and are described as dark soundtracks for creatives. We portray distant worlds, dusty cathedrals, damp forests. We field record in ghost towns, abandoned subway tunnels and on dwindling mountain paths. Our aim is to transform your room into another place in time and space.”  –cryochamberlabel.com

Cities Last Broadcast – The Humming Tapes –$13.99
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Pär Boström of cult project Kammarheit presents us with his side project Cities Last Broadcasts second album, The Humming Tapes.

On this album Pär Boström explores his fascination with old seances and the early 20th century. Reel-to-reel tape recorders and de-tuned instrumentation combined with modern mixing techniques creates an album that sounds haunted, but also careful and nurturing.

Pär has with this work taken yet another step forward in his production skill set squashing any doubt that he is one of the most unique artists in the genre with his unorthodox approach to recording his sounds.

 

Apocryphos, Kammarheit, Atrium Carceri – Onyx –$13.99
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Three veteran producers in the genre, Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri, collaborate on this behemoth of an album. Each utilizing each others strengths to bring forth a dark and emotional ride through distant memories.

Onyx is a soundscape journey related to the reflection of dispirited memories and obscure sorrows felt by mankind. With the multitude of techniques used by each artist, it also reflects the rich history of the dark ambient genre and how it has progressed through the decades.

The signature analogue darkness of gargantuan caves of Kammarheit is combined with the sacral and emotional layering of Apocryphos and the rhythmical bass throbbing and isolated pianos of Atrium Carceri.

This album was created by cross linking 3 studios in Oregon (US), Pennsylvania (US) and Umeå (Sweden). It took over 3800 lines of studio notes to finalize the album.

 

Yog​-​Sothoth – A Cryochamber Collaboration (2CD Digibook) –$16.99
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A two-hour dark soundscape album recorded by 20 ambient artists to pay tribute to H.P. Lovecraft.

Field recordings from foggy towns to desolate mountains. Deep space drone and crackling amplifiers combine into a black sky devoid of stars.

Yog-Sothoth is a cosmic entity and Outer God of the Cthulhu Mythos and the Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft. Born of the Nameless Mist, he is the progenitor of Cthulhu, Hastur the Unspeakable and the ancestor of the Voormi.

Yog-Sothoth is omniscient, and is locked outside the universe, meaning he knows and can see all of space-time all at once, that there is no secret hidden from Yog-Sothoth.

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 Yog-Sothoth

2 CD album comes in a Deluxe 16 page DigiBook inspired by Joseph Curwen’s tomes.

 

Sabled Sun – Signals IV-V-VI (3CD Digipak) –$21.99
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Sabled Sun – Signals, is a series of space ambient works that portrays transmissions that the protagonist, from the 21xx series albums, finds on his journey to uncovering what happened to humanity. The protagonist wakes up from hibernation deep sleep to an empty world void of human life in the 21xx album series. As such this is a look into what happens in the periphery of the main project.

Recommended for Space Ambient lovers.

Weekly Sale: Lustmord, A Produce and More

We’ve got a round of random picks on sale for you this week, and the low prices will be good through April 21st or while supplies last.

Taylor Deupree – Shoals –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
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Digipak.

“Particles of percussive sounds – bells, wood, mallets – are caught by the loop and repeated into a hypnotic underbelly that is coated with a loosely strung Celempung droned by an eBow. The unexpected and almost playful sounds of the instruments’ natural surfaces and room sounds are in stark contrast to the smooth tonal melodic elements, yet together they create an immersive space that seems to offer a microcosm of exploration.” –!2k.com

 

Michael Mantra – Mobius Logic –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
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Evocative and crepuscular atmospheres, tenuous sounds from the inks color pastel, minimalistic melodies acclimatized on background of discreet but wrapping field recordings… Evoked and surrealistic soft sonorous landscapes with warm synthetic sounds, mixed to crystalline natural noises, concrete sounds, breaths. A fascinating classic and quiet album of ambient music. -Silentes

 

Jason Kahn & Richard Francis (self-titled) –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
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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

 

A Produce – Reflect Like a Mirror, Respond Like an Echo –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
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“Absolutely entrancing and mood-seducing, this is active ambient music, and, although electronically derived and motivated, results in an abundancy of lush, warm sounds that invite, beckon and entice. Keyboardist Ruben Garcia assists on the title track and the achingly beautiful “Clear Pools,” where the dark hues of A Produce’s electronics mesh seamlessly with Garcia’s striking digital chords. Captivating.” –i/e Magazine

 

Seth Nehil & Matt Marble – Ecllipses –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
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A dynamic whirlwind tour through states of ellipsis and eclipses, abrupt ruptures, reuniting and igniting. Where nothing is static for too long. Through an invigorating admixture of instruments, field recordings and various found matter, a compelling and mysterious world comes alive to spark the imagination. -and/OAR

Le Masque – Fu Languore (mini album) –$3.99
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After several years of silence, LE MASQUE are back with a brand new mini album (23 minutes) of unreleased music… and there are simply no words to describe their poetry. Musically speaking, it is a return to some of the atmospheres we heard on albums like Il Signor Gustavo Coscienza” or “La Memoria di Venere”, showcasing an acoustic approach and their usual poems that are simply stunning.” -Silentes

 

Danny Kreutzfeldt – Counterperipheral –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
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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

 

Lustmord – [OTHER DUB] –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
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Dub Remix EP of the LUSTMORD album [ O T H E R ] Featuring Adam Jones of Tool. Total Length: 40:12 -soleilmoon.com