German sound artist Stephan Mathieu uses classical gramophone records as the basis of his album for 12k, 'A Static Place'. Re-recording the sound off the original equipment and transforming it with his computer, the result is an inherently beautiful album of soft and gentle tones. Recommended.
This label is featured in Update #066:
This Year's Best Albums For A Special Price
A hot and long summer finally at our doorstep, it is once again time to appreciate the best music of the year so far in our Summer Sale 2011! From Moebius to Moby, from the deepest electronic underground to chart-topping heights, 150 of our favourite albums more...
Fourcolor is the solo project of Minamo's Keiichi Sugimoto, constructing warm and harmonic ambient compositions from fractured layers of guitars. Gently plucked, subtly glitched or processed into shimmering drones, Sugimoto elicits a wide range of warm sounds from his instrument. Beautiful.
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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bruce Gilbert, Prefuse 73
Digital versus analogue is a recurring theme in this week's selection, which has an illustrious duo leading the way: German glitch pioneer Alva Noto and Oscar-winning Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto have joined forces once again, and the resulting album is more...
This label is featured in Update #051:
Agoria, James Blake, Moritz Von Oswald Trio
February is rumoured to be the year's shortest month, but looking at the past weeks' shocking amount of great releases we are not sure we can confirm this. Massive artists albums by Agoria, James Blake, Isolée, Siriusmo, Nicolas Jaar, Steffi, Tim Hecker, more...
This label is featured in Update #044:
Essential 2010 Albums Now On Sale
We wish you an amazing 2011! To start the celebrations we have compiled 200 of our favourite albums of 2010 for our biggest ever New Year Sale! From today on until January 16 all selected albums will be available for a special price - including many of the more...
Selected as Label of week #36
Inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape, Pjusk recorded their second album 'Sval' in a cabin high up in the mountains. Reflecting the winter vibe they deliver an album with deep textures that stretch the horizon, wisps of ghostly vocals, and percolating beats trapped beneath thick layers of ice.
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This label is featured in Feature #098:
Our Favourite Albums Of 2010 For A Special Price
It's time to celebrate the hot summer season with a big Summer Sale! Quench your thirst for awesome music with 100+ essential albums from 2010, available now for a special price until the end of August. From Actress to Rudy Zygadlo, from Ellen Allien to more...
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Selected as Artist of week #22
This label is featured in Feature #082:
Audio-Visual Album On Raster-Noton
Experimental music pioneer Frank Bretschneider returns with a new album for his Raster-Noton imprint: Titled 'EXP' and released today, the album features an 18 minute video of algorithmic visualisations in addition to its 53 minutes of audio. more...
This label is featured in Update #010:
Autechre, Scuba, Cobblestone Jazz
There is only one word we can find for March 2010 and that is: massive. We're hard pressed to recall another month with such a staggering amount of great releases, resulting in what is surely our most comprehensive newsletter to date. The tip of the iceberg is more...