Weekly Sale Item: DIN

Hey everyone, we’re having a REALLY BIG sale this week on nearly thirty of our DIN titles! You’ll find items by Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, Markus Reuter and many more. All sale items have been marked down by at least four dollars and some by as much as six dollars, so grab ‘em before they fly off the shelves or before the sale ends on November 16th!

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Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter – Distant Rituals – Was $11.99, now $6.99

Centrozoon – Blast – Was $11.99, now $6.99

Surface 10 – In Vitro Tide – Was $11.99, now $6.99

Boddy/Reuter/Mullaney – Triptych – Was $11.99, now $6.99

Various – Index01 – Was $8.99, now $4.99

Robert Rich & Ian Boddy – Outpost – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Subsonic Experience – Praposition – Was $11.99, now $6.99

ARC – Blaze – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Ian Boddy – Chiasmata – Was $13.99, now $7.99

dbkaos – Art of Sacrifice – Was $11.99, now $6.99

Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy – Pure – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Ian Boddy & Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Moire – Was $13.99, now $7.99

ARC – Arcturus- Was $13.99, now $7.99

Robert Rich & Ian Boddy – Lithosphere – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Tetsu Inoue – Yolo – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Various – Index02 – Was $8.99, now $4.99

Radio Massacre International – Septentrional – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Surface 10 – Surface Tension – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Ian Boddy – Elemental – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Parallel Worlds – Obsessive Surrealism – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Hoffmann-Hoock & Wostheinrich – Conundrum – Was $13.99, now $7.99

ARC – Fracture – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Robert Rich & Ian Boddy – React – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Ian Boddy – Slide – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Parallel Worlds – Shade – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy – Dervish – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Erik Wollo & Bernhard Wostheinrich – Arcadia Borealis – Was $13.99, now $7.99

Weekly Sale Item: and/OAR

This week we’ve put almost our entire and/OAR category on sale, and the low prices are good through November 9th!

Deupree/Kirschner/Korber/Steinbruchel/Ximm – May 6, 2001 – Was $12.99, now $8.99 
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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.

 

Mnortham – Automnal 2003 – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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Highly indicative of the nomadic life that international sound artist Michael Northam has come to know over the past 5 or so years, this release represents a sonic recollection of his life dispersed across a vast geography, pinpointing three specific locations and moments from his long journey:

– Glacier du Trient, Switzerland / France
– Eagle Creek, Indianapolis
– Ils Grosbois, Montreal

At times, this hypnotic release presents meditative, invigorating, and eerie translations of places and experiences in ways that only Northam can poetically convey.


Dale Lloyd – Semper
 – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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Seattle-based composer Dale Lloyd has collaborated in the past with people such as Yannick Dauby and Michael Northam, and has had work released by labels such as Bremsstrahlung Recordings, Staalplaat and Sirr.ecords. For the past 5 years, Lloyd has played a quiet but strong role in bringing new life to the notion of “environmental recordings as sound art” (or “Phonography”) with the highly regarded compilations produced for Phonography.org, as well as other projects and activities.

The first piece entitled “Semper”, is mostly a quiet and contemplative work, yet it contains sprawling builds from near silent ebbs and flows to thunderous crescendos. Also heard are delicate field recordings and found objects transformed and woven into intricate electronic tapestries. The second and shorter piece titled “Magnesian Recumbit” is a slowly building ambient work with a unique sense of melancholy that makes for a perfect ending.

“For me, Semper basically illustrates a series of self-searching questions (with subtle epiphanies) followed by a somewhat enigmatic resolve or ‘answer’, of which I believe we have all encountered in our lives in one way or another.”
(Dale Lloyd)

Surely, it is one of the strongest works to come from both Lloyd and Alluvial.”
(Kevin Wienke – Alluvial Recordings)


John Hudak – Sand or Stars
 – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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Comparisons between the sand of the earth with the stars above are many, but comparisons of this release by American composer John Hudak with his previous work are far less to be found.

The first piece of this CD mastered by John’s friend and collaborator Stephan Mathieu (Sirr.ecords, Lucky Kitchen, Hapna, etc), is unlike much of John’s previous work in that it features sharp staccato percussive sounds suddenly dodging in and out, but nevertheless it still has John’s “endless” compositional sense written into it. A subtle sense of humor seems to be inherent in the piece as well, as if some of the sounds hesitate with indecision as to whether or not they should make their presence known or perhaps they are trying to avoid colliding with some of the other sounds. And upon listening to this piece, be careful with volume settings at first listen, because the listener will quickly discover another aspect of this piece that is unlike much of John’s previous work: sudden volume shifts. This seems to suggest that the sounds are also changeable in temperament as well!

The second piece on this CD is perhaps the most meditative of the collection with its muted midrange buzzing that jumps around within the stereo spectrum, perhaps being reminiscent of musical radar signals or sonifications of normally inaudible activity occurring in a planet’s magnetosphere, all the while maintaining a benevolent warmth throughout.

And what could possibly be described as the amplification of rolling ion particle blasts being broadcast via shortwave radio, tells us that we have reached the third and final piece of this collection of what could be considered as being among John Hudak’s finest works.


Afflux (Eric La Casa, Jean-Luc Guionnet & Eric Cordier) – Bordeaux TNT
 – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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Long after the first two releases issued by Ground Fault and Edition Ellipsis, and/OAR & Alluvial Recordings are pleased to finally be able to present the final release in a trilogy covering the sonic expeditions of the French location-specific electroacoustic trio Afflux (Eric La Casa, Jean-Luc Guionnet & Eric Cordier).

This release summarises what was initially a 6 hour performance / installation / radio broadcast that occurred at the TNT cultural centre in Bordeaux, France. The TNT centre is situated inside a former shoe manufacturing building. With several hundred meters of cables, the exterior and interior of the building were recorded using several different condenser and contact microphones, modified and mixed in real time on a 32 channel mixing desk. Simultaneously, the live mix was played into the concert hall / space using 8 channels for 8 loudspeakers. While the improvisers were on the upper level, the audience was listening and walking around on the lower level.

The final mix for the CD was edited by Eric La Casa.


Seth Nehil & Matt Marble – Ecllipses
 – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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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

 

Jason Kahn & Asher – Vista – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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“The work on Vista began in the summer of 2006 with recordings made by Asher in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Walking through the alleys and side streets he recorded the various mechanical rooms, generators, ventilation systems and idling motors which were to be found there. These recordings were processed and sent to Kahn. Later that fall, Kahn sent Asher several pre-dawn recordings he had made on the shores of Zürich Lake. Asher processed these in keeping with the methods he had used with his own location recordings so as to create continuity among the amassing material. Unprocessed wind recordings made by Kahn in the Swiss Alps in the summer of 2007 comprised the final batch of material used on Vista. Asher and Kahn spent the remainder of that year working on a final mix. Addressing the idea of hearing and seeing out and beyond spatial planes, title Vista references both the aural expanses of Asher’s home on a hill in the town of Somerville and Kahn’s trips to the Alps and Zürich Lake. In processing and mixing the discrete details of a landscape, we hear them from a real physical distance. Through the incidental combinations of processed local sounds and sound materials which are entirely foreign to us, an imaginative aural view is created which obscures any relationship to a documentary account of the original locations recorded for Vista.” -and/OAR

 

Isobel Clouter & Rob Mullender – Myths Of Origin, Sonic Ephemera From East Asia – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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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


Sone – Passerelle
 – Was $12.99, now $8.99
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“Documented on this CD is a site-specific sound installation / performance given by °Sone (pronounced “osone”), a project of Yannick Dauby, Christophe Havard & Hughes Germain. The only sounds used were from within the walls of the building where the event took place, channeled and recorded using large transducers and then mixed and broadcast back into the main space of the building.” -and/OAR


Richard Garet – Four Malleable (2CD)
 – Was $15.99, now $11.99 
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“Four Malleable is comprised of what are among Richard’s best compositions from four different years: Imaginative Elements (2004), From Modified Tapes (2005), Sceneries (2006), and Nocturne (2009). Four previously unreleased works that place the mind’s eye inside malleable forms and blurred locations…” -and/OAR


Various Artists/ Yasujiro Ozu – Hitokomakura (2CD)
 Was $15.99, now $11.99
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“This release turns its focus upon Yasujiro Ozu’s use of “pillow shots” (i.e. short poetic pauses that appear between the acting segments of his films. The term “pillow shot” was not coined by Ozu himself, but several years after his passing in the early 1960s by a Japanese journalist who was trying to draw a comparison of the intermediate scenes to “pillow words” found in traditional Japanese poetry. This is a double CD release with both CDs featuring audio plus a cross-platform compatible PDF booklet containing pillow shots (courtesy of Criterion Collection) and liner notes.

Each artist who appears on this release was asked to choose one or more “pillow shots” to use as inspiration for their pieces. A link to web pages containing a large assortment of “pillow shots” was provided, and accordingly, the pillow shots were reserved on a first come, first served basis. The artists also watched the films from which the pillow shots came from in order to get a sense of how their chosen pillow shots were employed by Ozu.

The sound work featured represents a wide range of artistic approaches, but as always with these projects, the artists were chosen specifically, based on their previous work and on how it might contribute to the collective whole of each project. -Doug Cummings (Masters Of Cinema and Filmjourney.org) and Dale Lloyd (and/OAR)

CD Release: Of Those Things Left Unsaid by Dave Fulton

Artist: Dave Fulton
Title: Of Those Things Left Unsaid

WEEK 1 SPECIAL PRICE – $8.99 UNTIL 11/5/2014 – NORMALLY $12.99 

Of Those Things Left Unsaid is the first new solo release in over a decade from Dave Fulton, former member of electronic group Dweller at the Threshold (who released Ouroborus on Hypnos sublabel Binary in 2001. Fulton also released The Range, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves, on Binary in 2007, and two collaborations with Hypnos founder M. Griffin, The Most Distant Point Known and Imprint.

Incorporating a blend of rich analog and modular electronics along with digital synthesizers, plus piano and guitar, Of Those Things Left Unsaid evolved over the course of thirteen years’ creation. Composed and recorded by Dave Fulton, with contributions from Jamie Haggerty and Giles Reaves, a completely organic approach to recording was taken, using a variety of vintage electronic synthesizers and early 8 & 12 bit samplers. While much modern electronic music is primarily sequence-driven and quantized to a degree that renders the music more robotic than human, Fulton tried to use computers only as recording the performances, not driving them.

Perhaps Fulton’s most emotive and personal work, Of Those Things Left Unsaid should not only appeal to existing fans of Fulton’s earlier solo and collaborative works, but also those listeners seeking a blend of retro and modern electronic sounds with a smooth musicality.

Track listing with MP3 samples:

Purchase direct for $8.99 until Nov 5, 2014 (regular price $12.99)

Weekly Sale Item: Amir Baghiri

Hey all, we’ve got some great items by AMIR BAGHIRI on sale for you right now, but only through November 2nd!

AMIR BAGHIRI BLUE BOX COLLECTION (4CD) — was $17.99 – marked down to 12.99
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Says Amplexus:
Incredible! Over 280 minutes of new magnificent sounds from Amir Baghiri This limited edition box set contains 4 brand new albums: CITY – LIVE – NIGHT – SLEEP. The music is more rythmic on the album CITY with industrial noises, and slower ambient on SLEEP, from movement and chaos of a city to deep meditation. Another time the great Amir (also with the help of many friends) shows all his power on creating magic atmospheres that head you in an unforgettable trip. The 4 CDs are packaged in a clear big jewel box with a 16 pages booklet with full notes and photos. Limited to 600 copies.

YALDA — was $9.99 – marked down to $5.99

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Yalda is the Persian name for the darkest and longest night in the year, it is related to a celebration night with old Persian ceremonies. This music on this cd is mostly very rhythmical, many hot grooves, with a lot of agressive hand played percussion and other Middle-east ethnical instrumentation like rababa, oud and ney. A new trip in the mystic and hidden world of the modern experimental Middle-east soundworlds. Near eastern desert ambience and nature atmos was recorded by amir baghiri on a sony dat station at the different places in asia & north africa between 1998-2002

FOREVER — was $9.99 – marked down to $5.99
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On the wing of a new chapter in Amir&Stefano`s musical career the SEAMUS carries us to their latest sounds-statement to the mystical side of our industrial world. In the musical labyrinth of the SEAMUS project ,the fractal grooves continually changing themselves from each sound colour into another one …and all that with Amir`s excellent balance between the dynamic elements and morphing atmospheres , between emotional energies and spiritual experiences . Refined and elegant electronic music, discreet rhythmical and pleasant movements, blended to cosmic-ambiental suspended sonic landascapes, bass lines, sequencers parts, voices, radio meddles, ambient distant noises, whispers, soft melodic elements… A moving and variegated sonic trip around a limitless electronic universe… Guest Artist: Christian Fuess (all vocals) Photos: Stefano Gentile Artwork: Akifumi Nakajima / G.R.O.S.S

EXOSPHERE — was $9.99 – marked down to $5.99
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Released on Amir Baghiri’s own “Blue Box” imprint of the Databloem label.
A mixture of masterful, spooky alien soundscapes and fluid textures by one of ambient music premier electro-tribal sound designers.” -CD Baby

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIGHT — — was $13.99 – marked down to $9.99
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“On “A Brief History Of Light” Amir Baghiri and guests mix mesmerizing floating textural electronica and high tech chill-out/down tempo music.” -CD Baby

Weekly Sale Item: Cold Spring

We’ve got some great COLD SPRING items on sale for you this week, and we’ve marked them all down by $4-$5 through October 26th!

NORDVARGER – PYRRHULA $5.99 (marked down from $9.99)
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“Partly based on an old Swedish folktale, Pyrrhula (“doomlord”) is a pitch black journey into utter darkness. This is a tale of foreboding doom… a portent of dark times to come… a blight on the face of this earth. These eight Black Ambient / Doom / Droneworks were brought forth from the abyss of Villa Bohult exclusively for Cold Spring and contain the malevolent vocals of Lord Nordvargr himself! “Beware the small creatures of light, they only bring misery and death upon the enlightened ones. For they will paint their breast with blood and reap your unborn angels.” -Cold Spring

MACHINEFABREIK – DAAS $5.99 (marked down from $9.99)
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“The tracks on “Daas” have been carefully picked to form a provoking, haunting journey. What the tracks have in common is a sense of nostalgic graininess. As with the music of Philip Jeck, The Caretaker or William Basinski, these tracks are full of degrading melodies and dusty ambience. ‘Daas’ is the previously unreleased opening track of the album, and features contributions by the great Richard Skelton. ‘Flotter’, ‘Koploop’ and ‘Grom’ were previously available on small run self released EPs, while ‘Onkruid’ was a track previously released on ‘A Room Forever’, as an expensive and extremely limited 12″ boxset. All are now brought to a wider audience. Presented in a laminate digipak.” -Cold Spring

INADE – ALDERBARAN $5.99 (marked down from $9.99)
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“Debut CD from the masters of Black Ambient, available again after 6 years! “Aldebaran” is the black sun of the secret knowledge. This work focuses on the German Vril society myths of ‘Aldebaran’, from which universal spirituality is said to originate. One hour of immense walls of dark, brooding atmospherics, pulsating anthems of the universal power, mixed with themes of heritage and history. The ultimate document of deep and cavernous dark ambient.” -Cold Spring

Z’EV – SUM THINGS $5.99 (marked down from $9.99)
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“These six pieces endeavor to transport the listener deep into their long forgotten memories of the primal forces at the dawn of creation. Each piece is based on a single sound source. Absolutely no effects of any kind, not even equalization, were applied to the source recordings. Instead, Z’EV relied solely on the stretching of the duration and pitch of the samples and then edited and mixed the results down into the heart of space.” -Cold Spring

SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY – DEEP FRIEZE $8.99 (marked down from $13.99)
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Jewelcase with foldout map booklet.

“Ultra deep, glacial Dark Ambient, based around Antarctic co-ordinates. The polar regions are awe-inspiring environments of inhospitable minimalism, and at the same time there’s a beautiful serenity to be found in their uncharted bleakness. There’s a powerful purity and a timelessness to be found there; snow which has lain un-trampled for millennia and ice which formed eons ago; mountain ranges and deserts and rivers to be found if you look. ‘Deep Frieze’ is SRF’s second album for Cold Spring and here deep, resonant, abyss-like drones shine forth from icy chasms below.” -Cold Spring

ALL HAIL THE TRANSCENDING GHOST – ALL HAIL THE TRANSCENDING GHOST $5.99 (marked down from $9.99)
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“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