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  • Koray Kantarcıoğlu 'Loopworks' Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER

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    Koray Kantarcıoğlu 'Loopworks' Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER

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    Release Date: 26/10/2018

    “Loopworks” compiles Turkish visual and sound artist Koray Kantarcıoğlu's loop based work composed of samples taken from Turkish records released in 60's and 70's as source material. Originally released by Wounded Wolf Press as a limited release (only 100 cassettes were made) back in 2016, “Loopworks” compiles Turkish visual and sound artist Koray Kantarcıoğlu's (Ankara, 1982) loop based work composed of samples taken from Turkish records released in 60's and 70's as source material. “Loopworks” impacts almost instantly mainly because it shows some familiarity with the recent work of Leyland Kirby as The Caretaker, particularly with the “haunted ballroom” effect. Kirby connects more with the idea of memory and its disappearance/transformation, whilst Koray explores the usage and the dynamic of these sounds as ambient music for different scenarios as well as the importance of a newfound life with the raw material he used to create these songs. The source material appears as enigmatic as these new sounds and activate a sense of discovery and constant wonder throughout “Loopworks”. With the vinyl release of “Loopworks” we continue to manifest the importance of showing how technology and geography create different and original approaches to the standard western interpretation of field recordings and sound manipulation. Koray Kantarcıoğlu’s work here is a strong manifestation of that and how “haunted music” can express a myriad of feelings and sensations. “Loopworks” has a tremendous vision of the metamorphosis that’s been occurring in ambient music during the last decade. Sometimes it’s dreamy and calm as aquarium music is (“500606” or “22 47 91 Take 1”); surprising and infinite as “263 Loop”, one of the few tracks with a voice, in this case a mysterious and transcendental one; or part of a John Carpenter & David Lynch film yet to be made (“Organ Extract KP 001”). A fantastic voyage, from earth to space, through time or simply as the most beautiful and peaceful dive into the ocean. Old music transformed into something new, unique. That’s special.

    Tracklisting
    Side A:
    1. 500606 Private
    2. 22 47 91 Take 1
    3. 263 Loop
    4. AC RU 29 Part 1
    5. Parallel Moog 43 P
    6. Percussions A-1100
    7. Hits & Delay A-1100

    Side B:
    8. Organ Extract KP 001
    9. 22 47 91 Take 2
    10. AC RU 29 Part 2
    11. AC RU 29 Part 3
    12. AC RU 29 Loop TK1
    13. AC RU 29 Loop TK2
    14. ATLAS
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  • Mike Cooper 'Tropical Gothic' Vinyl LP

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    Mike Cooper 'Tropical Gothic' Vinyl LP

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    Release Date: 05/10/2018

    It’s time for new discoveries into Mike Cooper’s limitless explorations. Tropical Gothic delivers that and more in its unique approach to the remote/dark/desolate Gothic path of exotica. Since 2016 we’ve been blessed with Mike Cooper in our catalog.

    The first installment was “New Kiribati”, revisiting a self-released 1999 CDR in which Mike Cooper was experimenting with a lap steel, electronics, prepared guitar and live recordings, creating what he called “Ambient Exotica Soundscapes”.

    In the following year, “Reluctant Swimmer” showed an enigmatic, exotic and elegant adventure into Mike’s 1920s National tri-plate lap steel guitar and his Vietnamese electric lap steel. Two pieces, two sides, each ending with beautiful interpretations of some Mike’s favourite songs, “Movies Is Magic” by Van Dyke Parks and Fred Neil’s “Dolphins”.

    2018 and it’s time for some new discoveries into Mike Cooper’s limitless exploration in his collection of guitars. The title itself, “Tropical Gothic” references Cooper’s beloved areas of ‘the South’ with a Gothic, dark, remote interplay... ‘’Tropical Gothic includes, but is by no means limited to, a reflection on a region where European colonial powers fought intensively against indigenous populations and against each other for control of land and resources.’’

    In each side Mike Cooper studies different approaches to his method of uniting guitar and field recordings into a constant stream of sound, where he delivers chaos and melody – not necessarily in that order.

    Side A is composed of shorter pieces. Each of them offers a myriad of images and sensations, between the enigmatic and terror (“The Pit”), joy, happiness and freedom (“Running Naked”) or pure contemplation (“Onibaba”). “Onibaba” runs as a fitting introduction to Side B and its 18th minute magical piece “Lelong & Gods Of Bali”.

    A mix of ambient exotica music, silent film soundtrack and distorted rhythms that dance around Mike’s guitar. It keeps reinventing and transforming itself throughout those eighteen minutes, summing up the dexterity and muscle of Mike Cooper’s music of the last two decades. With another grand collage artwork by Evan Crankshaw.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. The Pit
    2. A Mask of Flesh
    3. By The River
    4. Samurai
    5. Shindo's Blues
    6. La'ap Blues
    7. Running Naked
    8. Onibaba

    Side B:
    1. Legong/Gods of Bali

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  • Monopoly Child Star Searchers 'Make Mine, Macaw' Vinyl LP

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    Monopoly Child Star Searchers 'Make Mine, Macaw' Vinyl LP

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    We should be grateful to live in the same era as Spencer Clark; in a time when we hear that there’s nothing new to be done or discovered, his musical career has shown that there are myriad worlds available to be found.

    Earlier this century he created a sound phantasy with Skaters and after that he pursued a new alchemy under various aliases (Charles Berlitz, Fourth World Magazine, Monopoly Child, Typhonian Highlife, etc.) and projects (like Egyptian Sports Network, Tarzana or The Temple Defectors).

    If in Possible Musics Jon Hassell began creating sounds for his “Fourth World”, Spencer has been creating “possible worlds” where his music can exist in his own “Fourth World”. The different aliases aren’t a mode of dispersion or to create confusion, they’re setups for the different possibilities he imagines for music.

    Make Mine, Macaw (previously released in 2010 as a limited CDR on Pacific City label) references a large long-tailed parrot, common in Central and South America. Make Mine, Macaw is part of a trilogy about birds, Spencer's “Tropical Bird Romance Audio”, which also includes, Bamboo For Two (Olde English Spelling Bee, 2010) and The Garnet Toucan (Underwater Peoples Records, 2012).

    A deep dive into this record makes it clear why it should be re-released. Spencer’s chaotic and mysterious approach to releases, made some really hard to find or listen to due to the nature of them and how they were made available.

    Despite his career not being very long and that the internet has made it easier to trace most of his back catalogue, in order to understand Spencer's work some archaeology needs to be done.

    To better understand his own “Fourth World”, or his alien language music, and to expand its vivid musical colours, records like Make Mine, Macaw need to have the special treatment and attention they deserve. Let’s just say that in the field of experimental-tropical-cocktail music, no one does it like Spencer Clark, especially through his output Monopoly Child Star Searchers.

    Make Mine, Macaw explores the best cocktail recipes through five colourful pieces, using Clark's premium technique of blurry repetition and dreamy percussions. It's “Fourth World” is one fulfilled with many dimensions that needs the attention you give to a Rubik's Cube when you play with it for the first time.

    After that it gets better and better. A tropical fantasy that starts in your ears, feeds your brain and changes your life. You won’t know what a pacific city sound vision is until you see one. Make Mine, Macaw makes you see one clearly.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Tangerine Taxi
    2. Frawn Perched Macaw
    3. Wind's Emotive Inner Key
    4. Sirens Spotlight Natures
    5. Verand'as Moonglared Surveillance

    Release Date: 08/06/2018

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  • Pali Mersault 'Stridulations' Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    Pali Mersault 'Stridulations' Vinyl LP

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    Pali Meursault is a sound artist, composer and sound designer. His electroacoustic and sound art research takes different shapes: compositions for records, radio works, installations or performances. Environmental sound recording is central in his work, which takes from Musique Concrète and the sonic exploration of soundscapes.

    For stridulations, Mersault confronts recorded and performed sounds, composition and improvisation: field- recordings of animal communication (insects, birds and bats recorded in France, Japan and South America over almost ten years) mix and dialog with the ‘sonification’ of fluorescents tubes.

    Both the environmental sound matter composition and the electromagnetic instrument have evolved with performances between 2014 and 2017. Little by little, new recordings were collected and new electrical and electronic supplies were added to the setup.

    The record is altogether the outcome of that process and a different take on the project, leaving the synesthetics of the flickering lights but embracing the deepness of ‘blind’ listening. For Pali Mersault, the long research for stridulations has been a practice for deconstructing binary oppositions between nature and machine, bio- and anthropo-phony, and instead to explore the strange sonic affinities that exist between some animal voices and technological phenomena.

    The performances were a way of switching from a contemplative and ideologic relation to the soundscape to a praxis of noise, using animals and electromagnetic sounds as sonic qualities, possibilities, and intensities.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    pour chaque solution il y a un proble`me

    Side B:
    les apparitions ne font rien a` part e^tre File under: Electronic

    RIYL: Rashad Becker, Field recordings

    Release Date: 11/05/2018
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  • Sugai Ken 'Tele-n-Tech-Da' Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    Sugai Ken 'Tele-n-Tech-Da' Vinyl LP

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    Japanese artist Sugai Ken presents a kaleidoscopic radio play inspired by the traditional Japanese art of Mingei.

    In Sugai Ken’s own words:
    ''In recent years I have been researching old Japanese culture and customs in order to deepen my musical production. I found that, countless times, we still don’t see through it as a whole. I am still excited to find that there are many untouched roots yet to be discovered which only motivates me to pursuit my research further. As I dig deeper, I'm always struck with the general idea that “everything has its own ground”, otherwise known as rigid ideas and concepts.

    Indeed, it is important to have a clear ground to explore things from. Especially as our times are overloaded with too much information, things which are spoon fed to us will always be short lived, so for me it becomes a case of those rigid ideas becoming less flexible.

    One of the many benefits of computer music is being able to separate it from history/traditions and allowing you to simply enjoy mixing sounds and concepts, regardless of its original meaning. By being free from 'having to' make sense we can make creation much more enjoyable. When I made this album I put my priority in freedom, rather than being stuck with those rigid ideas and concepts.

    This way I could really enjoy and get deep into the 'mixology' of it all. Like my other works, Japanese is always a fundamental motif and I envision it like an imaginary radio drama by adding spontaneous dialogs throughout. I will be happy if listeners pay attention to these (and other) details and enjoy listening to my work.'' Sugai Ken, 2018

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. ???-Sasadaruma(feat
    2. ??(?????)-Yousai
    3. ?????-Shinpenkitokusen
    4. ???-Hokouame

    Side B:
    1. ? ?-Awai ni
    2. ??-Biyo¯
    3. ?-Tsukuda
    4. Gendaihooooougaku
    5. ??-Hate

    Release Date: 27/04/2018
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  • Tasos Stamou 'Musique con Cre`te' Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    Tasos Stamou 'Musique con Cre`te' Vinyl LP

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    Tasos Stamou presents his most recent electroacoustic music project ‘Musique con Cre`te’. The project is the result of a three-year creative research project across Crete (GR). Starting with an artist residency the musician visited the Greek island over the course of three summers, collecting field recordings, performing with local musicians, producing electronic compositions and gathering old records and tapes of traditional music of the region.

    The project resulted in the assembling of a unique sound collage which reflects his personal experience as a music visitor to this part of the Mediterranean with one of the richest ancient history and living traditions.

    About the artist:
    Tasos Stamou is an electroacoustic music composer, performer, alternative music technologist and tutor. During a decade of sound performances and recordings Tasos Stamou developed a unique style of live electroacoustic composition. Long and continuous pieces are created live using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”.

    His gear consists of acoustic (prepared strings, reeds, objects) and electronic instruments (handmade electronics, modular synthesizer systems soft synths). Based on sustained tonal textures and free improvised instrumental solos, his live compositions create a particular and unique atmosphere of ritual noise.

    He has collaborated in recording and performing projects with a wide range of free improvisers and sound experimentalists (Adam Bohman, Steve Beresford, Sharon Gal, Alan Wilkinson, London Improvisers Orchestra, Mike Cooper, Andrea Parkins, Kuupuu & Lau Nau, Terry Day, Adachi Tomomi, Ignaz Schick, Magda Mayas, Arma Agharta, Thodoris Ziarkas, etc.).

    Tracklisting:
    1. Ballad of the Crippled Gipsy
    2. Vasiliki
    3. Pirates
    4. A Call
    5. Boating
    6. The Arrival
    7. Rizitiko
    8. A Dance

    Release Date: 27/04/2018
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  • Félix Blume 'Death In Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands & Sounds from Port Au Prince' Vinyl LP - Cargo Records UK

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    Félix Blume 'Death In Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands & Sounds from Port Au Prince' Vinyl LP

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    15 dead, 15 funerals, 16 funeral processions, 1 procession with no dead, 5 churches, 1 cemetery, 1 wake. 15 hours of recorded sounds are condensed into a vivid sound portrait depicting the way funerals and burials are lived in the Caribbean island of Haiti.

    Recorded in Port au Prince by sound artist Félix Blume in early December 2016, Death in Haiti plunges the listener into a world of pain, loss and solemn celebration as each funeral comprises of its own live jazz band as well as a plethora of characters like the joker (le blaguer) who cracks jokes and tales about the recently deceased.

    A beautiful document of a thriving tradition, a counterpart or updated version of those famous Dirge Jazz records such as the New Orleans’ Eureka Brass Band on Folkways.

    About the artist: Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. His personal work is based on field-recordings and uses sound as a raw source, in sound pieces, radio plays, videos, actions and installations.

    A particularity of his work is that the audio and visual aspects are closely intertwined. As a sound collector, he has a large sound library recorded from different parts of the world that he freely shares on the Internet.

    His work as sound engineer focuses on sound recording, sound design for documentaries, feature films and video art, collaborating with different directors and visual artists. Vinyl mastered and cut by Rashad Becker.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Maestro Walter’s Brass Band “PRAN KWA MWEN”
    2. Wake
    3. Piano and Screaming
    4. Funeral Procession “AMI FIDÈLE ET TENDRE”
    5. Last Prayer
    6. Prayers, Singings and Maestro Midouin’s Saxophone Solo
    7. Maestro Walter’s Brass Band “MOURI JODI”

    Side B:
    1. Last Words
    2. Maestro Turenne’s Brass Band “LOT BO RIVYE A”
    3. Marijuana, Rhum and Music around the Grave
    4. Maestro Ronald’s Brass Band “JESUS SAUVEUR”
    5. Cries
    6. Maestro Turenne’s Brass Band “PITYE”
    7. Blagueur Ti Batau, Last Joke

    Release Date: 16/03/2017
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  • German Army 'More Bitter Fruit' Vinyl LP - Cargo Records UK

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    German Army 'More Bitter Fruit' Vinyl LP

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    South Californian dons of occult electronics, German Army return to discrepant with their first solo vinyl outing LP for the label after an inaugural tape back in 2015 and a split collaboration with Old Komm in 2016.

    Taking the events described in the 1982 book of the same title, the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the duo eloquently translates this textbook case of bullying relationship between the United States and the Third World. Using some of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA agents they go deep in the Guatemala jungle through their trademark use of guitars and electronics drenched in echo and reverb of times past.

    Another mysterious entry from the shady San Bernadino duo, showing their interest and research in poorly documented history of the 21st Century.

    “German Army could end up winning an Oscar for soundtracking a particularly dark war film or dying in the gutter when none of us are looking. Let’s hope they keep delivering the heroin highs, and lows, we’ve come so accustomed to nodding off to.”

    Edition of 300 copies. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Question- Insurrection - Crisis of Memory
    2. Cochinat (d)

    Side B:
    1. Palace(s) - More Bitter Fruit - Sovereignity
    2. Silencing the Past (u)
    3. Duvalierism (u)
    4. St. Marc (d)
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  • People Like Us, Matmos, Wobbly 'Wide Open Spaces' Vinyl LP - Cargo Records UK

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    People Like Us, Matmos, Wobbly 'Wide Open Spaces' Vinyl LP

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    The hour long performance on this disc was captured live on October 5th 2002 when Wobbly, People Like Us and Matmos circled their wagons in the lecture hall of the San Francisco Art Institute.

    Having mutually agreed upon a country and western theme, Vicki Bennett (PLU), Jon Leidecker (Wobbly), and Drew Daniel and M. C. Schmidt (Matmos) pored over their archives of honky tonk classics, chopping and dicing Nashville's finest almost beyond recognition, and collectively restitching the mangled shreds in a kind of crazed digital quilting bee.

    Several tense rehearsals and strong pots of tea later, the foursome shuffled on stage and delivered the goods: from panoramic twangfests to offkilter waltzes to barn burning stompers. Flickering and tranquil one moment, and wildly slapstick the next, Wide Open Spaces hits the sweet spot between song forms and improvisation, and showcases the qualities that all three collaborating artists share: absurdist humour, baroque sample manipulation, and stuttering rhythmic frameworks that lurch and sway.

    While the presence of five samplers, four laptops, three CD players and a pedal steel guitar on one stage could have led to a tediously ego-driven "jam" or simply cacophony, the results feel lushly detailed but not cluttered, and swing naturally between structure and freedom. It's an international media magpie summit where country's chick-a-boom meets tech house's boom-tschak, and tearjerking sentiment and patriotic hokum are subjected to a dense shower of coughs, sputters and rude noises.

    Listening back to the recorded results, all three musical units agreed that this concert was mighty fine, and worth sharing.

    Originally released on Tigerbeat6 in 2003, the music has been remastered with artwork by M.C. Schmidt and design/layout by Vicki Bennett. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Morning
    2. Dolly Pardon
    3. Clawing Your Eyes Out Down To Your Throat
    4. Shenandoah
    5. Holler
    6. Tremble Valley Peady

    Side B:
    7. Chicken Legs
    8. Cattle Call
    9. Arkansas Explorer
    10. Calling
    11. I Must Die
    12. Wide Open Spaces
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  • People Like Us / Porest 'Optimized!' - Cargo Records UK

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    People Like Us / Porest 'Optimized!'

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    Third volume of our irregular split series. This time pairing two artists at the top of their 'collagist' game, People Like Us and Porest.

    The Parallel Broadcasts presents Porest’s recordings from the covert sector of his archives.

    Culled from shortwave and FM broadcasts, these selections were intercepted via prepared radio – finely tuned to receive what is known in certain circles as parallel broadcasting. Content explores the trauma of emerging global consciousness, acute cultural antipology and the urgent placement of democratic music today.

    Recorded on location in Jan/Feb, 2016 – Featuring contributions from Paul Staufenbiel and Michael DarrAll On A Beautiful Day was recorded in Spring 2016 by People Like Us for "Optimized!" - a week-long online a/v radio station programmed by Vicki Bennett, housed on WFMU.org which experimented with ideas of what radio might be in the world of high speed internet broadcasting.

    The content included 26 new a/v artist works, including both this and Porest’s Parallel Broadcasts, where people were invited to respond to the word "optimized".

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Porest - The Parallel Broadcasts

    Side AA:
    People Like Us – All on a Beautiful Day

    Release Date: 17/11/2017
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  • Pierre Bastien 'The Mecanoncentric Worlds of Pierre Bastien' - Cargo Records UK

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    Pierre Bastien 'The Mecanoncentric Worlds of Pierre Bastien'

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    We’re proud and excited to present a magical live recording from the legend that is Pierre Bastien, showcasing his mecanoid orchestra at its intricate best during a performance at Studio M, the historical studio-concert hall of Radio-Television of Vojvodina, Serbia.

    Around 1986, French composer and multi-instrumentalist Pierre Bastien started creating and building his own orchestra called Mecanium: an ensemble of musical automatons constructed from meccano parts and activated by electro-motors, that ‘play’ on acoustic instruments from all over the world.

    On this record the Mecanium plays amplified Meccano parts, drums, reeds, rubber bands, paper, nails and flutes whilst Pierre plays kundi, rubber band, prepared trumpet, video loops, nail violin and râbab.

    Recorded live at Studio M, Novi Sad, October 8, 2016.

    All compositions and live mix by Pierre Bastien Artwork by Stéphane Blanquet. 

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Quiet Motors

    Side B:
    Frantic Motors

    Release Date: 27/10/2017

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  • Ariha Brass Quartet 'Ariha Brass Quartet' PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    Ariha Brass Quartet 'Ariha Brass Quartet' Vinyl LP

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    Ariha is a combination of 3 of the most innovating figures of modern day trumpet playing with tuba virtuoso Carl Ludwig Hubsch. The practitioners here, three trumpeters, Axel Dörner, Franz Hautzinger, Franz Hautzinger, and Carl Ludwig Hübsch hoisting a tuba, practice a unique approach to their instruments. All four musicians set aside a traditional approach to playing, substituting breathe for notes, abandoning a mouthpiece, and applying amplification to microscopic sounds.

    The quartet recorded this session in Beirut 2013, after a week's residency and performances. The four like-mind players open the disc with "Mar Mikhael in The Afternoon," the longest improvisation at 16-plus minutes. The fluttering of notes is accompanied by the snorting of unseen wild beasts and the coyote howls of brass. Their language, developed in the past 20 years or so, is a direct descendant from the European (as opposed to the American) systems and improvisers such as Derek Bailey, Eddie Prevost's AMM, and Paul Rutherford.

    Stripped of the conventions of noted music, the growls and micro-notes would not be out of place in sci-fi cinema as the backdrop to the silence of an orbiting space station. The squiggles and on/off switches of sounds inhabit the ghosts in the machines of the imagination, but also the rumble and hum of the earth's inner core. "Hamra Drinks" buzzes with the low (really low) bass reverberation and the looping notes of trumpet that take on an organic biologic shape.

    Each piece conjures a response be it a visual, an emotional, a fragrance, a flavor, or something tactile. Ahira Brass Quartet opens the listening experience to all five senses.’’ Mark Corroto in All About JazzOriginally released on CD by Beirut based Al Maslakh Recordings. Vinyl version mastered & cut by Rashad Becker.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Mar Mikhael in The Afternoon
    2. Gemmayzeh Drinks

    Side B:
    3. Armenian Coffee
    4. Hamra Drinks
    5. The Last Supper in Sin el Fil

    Release Date: 29/09/2017
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  • O Morto 'The Forest, the People and the Spirits' - Cargo Records UK

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    O Morto 'The Forest, the People and the Spirits'

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    Originally released as a limited tape in 2015, O Morto returns with a re-issue of his immersive electronic tryptic piece dedicated to the Ba'Aka people and its spirits, now on remastered (green) vinyl edition.

    ‘’Albeit his music is now closer to a soundscape composition approach, O Morto (aka Mestre André) actually started as a free improv / noise project in 2012. However, after releasing his debut “Memento Mori”, O Morto slowly began to drift away from the harshest soundscapes to seek for a new direction.

    He found it under the form of the polyphonic music played by Ba’Aka (a pygmy tribe that still lives in the Republic of Congo), and in a conceptualized image of Jengi - a forest spirit that feeds from the flesh of a sacrifice.

    Having this exotic array of influences in mind, O Morto collected samples, field-recordings and electronic sounds that would eventually appear in the dense (and sometimes enigmatic) triptych piece “The forest, the people and the spirits”.

    Originally composed for 8 digital tracks in the sonic research studio of SFU Burnaby (Canada), the record explores the possibilities of sound manipulation as a way to create rich, vivid and cinematic soundscapes. A noise maker by nature, André also plays in the excellent Älforjs and produces some of the most addictive beats as Notwan.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1:The Forest and the People

    Side B:
    2:The Spirits

    Release Date: 29/09/2017
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  • Bosaina 'New York April – July 2013 / Two Names Upon The Shore' - Cargo Records UK

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    Bosaina 'New York April – July 2013 / Two Names Upon The Shore'

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    Extremely proud to present a collection of 2 thoughtful EPs by Cairo based artist, Bosaina.Bosaina is a Syrian/Egyptian singer, songwriter & producer known for her work in the Kairo Is Koming Collective as well as her involvement in music-space-turned-club-night VENT.

    Her autobiographical work takes on a magical insular quality through field recordings and sentimentally driven compositions that unfold in stolen time.

    On both EPs presented here, her love affair with cinema, interrupted by decaying urban life (New York April-July 2013) and literature (Two Names Upon The Shore) serve as the focal points for her intimate productions; fragmented and wistful soundscapes that combine her affection for the piano with ambient textures from seashore to life underground.

    A unique album to get lost into on long summer nights.Music and Artwork by Bosaina Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker

    Tracklisting:
    1. New York, June 29th 2013
    2. New York, May 30th 2013
    3. New York, April 26th 2013
    4. New York, July 8th 2013
    5. New York, June 3rd 2013
    6. New York, May 25th 2013
    7. Unexpected Warmth
    8. A Hundred Other Longings
    9. Abalone on the Grass
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  • Praed 'Fabrication of Silver Dreams' - Cargo Records UK

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    Praed 'Fabrication of Silver Dreams'

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    Yet a new co production by Discrepant and Annihaya, Praed’s Fabrication of Silver Dreams on Vinyl. Founded by Lebanese visual artist and musician Raed Yassin and Swiss musician Paed Conca in 2006, Praed is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics.

    Over the years, the duo has collaborated with renowned musicians from across the globe, including Axel Dörner and Johannes Bauer from Germany, Hans Koch from Switzerland, Takumi Seino and Maki Hachiya from Japan, and Stéphane Rives from France, among others.

    Praed's body of work explores the terrain of shaabi (Arabic popular music) and its interconnectedness with other hypnotic music genres. Since its inception, the duo has shown a keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society's complicated fabric.

    Through their research and thanks to numerous concerts in various Egyptian cities, Conca and Yassin discovered a strong cultural connection between shaabi sounds and the mouled music played in religious trance ceremonies.

    The hypnotizing psychedelic effect embedded in this genre incited Praed to explore other popular music from around the world that also employs forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock, among others, and effectively incorporate these in their own musical concoctions. The Fabrication of Silver Dreams is the duo's fourth album.

    RIYL: Rizan Said, Omar Souleyman, Dabke, Electro Chaabi

    Tracklisting:
    1. Stoned Crocodiles
    2. Pyramids in the Sky
    3. Hatem Imam the love of the millions
    4. The Odissey of the Blue Flies
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  • The Dead Mauriacs 'Beauté des Mirages' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Dead Mauriacs 'Beauté des Mirages'

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    Mysterious french outfit, The Dead Mauriacs, return to discrepant in full exotic wind force after their sell out cassette, ‘’Un Cocktail pour la fin des temps’’.

    Beauté des Mirages picks up on the same themes of frantic, abstract exotica and concrete cocktails the French act is known for.

    Running amok for two long 18min sides full of fake(?) vintage atmospheres and armchair jungle hallucinations.

    An abstract journey into a beautiful (and sometimes scary) world of mirages.All perfectly illustrated by yet another mesmerizing artwork collage by US artists Evan Crankshaw.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Chalet polynésien à pignon pour séjour-club
    2. Résidence aztèque à colonnades (avec vue sur l'océan)
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  • Carlos Casas 'Pyramid of Skulls' - Cargo Records UK

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    Carlos Casas 'Pyramid of Skulls' Vinyl 2xLP

    £18.99

    Ghosts from the future and spirits from the past collide in this sci fi field recording experiment.

    Inspired by the common task (Fedorov) and the people of Pamir in Tajikistan, filmmaker and sound artist Carlos Casas deconstructs far away sights and sounds to create a unique field recording experiment that equally worships past, present and future traditions.

    Music and sounds recorded and mixed under the spell of Nikolai Fedorov and inspired by the teachings of Jomboz Dushanbiev.

    Nikolai Fedorov thought the Pamir to be the cradle of humanity, the hidden and forgotten nest, a Pyramid of skulls that holded the secrets of past human kinship, He believed that most of Asian myths of human origin pointed the Pamir region as their inception.

    For the Chinese, Indian, and Semitic myths that that mountainous region of Central Asia, often referred to as 'the roof of the world' was the key to understand and start his resurrection plan. 


    Tracklisting
    Side A:
    Avesta

    Side B:
    Triune God

    Side C:
    Siponj Variations

    Side D:
    Dargilik Variations
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  • Visions Congo 'Mulago Sound Studio' - Cargo Records UK

    Discrepant

    Visions Congo 'Mulago Sound Studio'

    £14.99

    Visions Congo is yet another moniker from Discrepant’s head honcho, Goncalo F Cardoso, taking Africa as a starting point to evoke the memories and re-imagined experiences of his 6-month stay in the region, back in 2015.

    Most of the recordings and compositions were done in the great lakes of Africa region of Uganda, Congo (DRC), Tanzania as well as the island of Zanzibar.

    Meshing impromptu in situ compositions with old dusty samples and his own field recordings is the go to modus operandi of Goncalo F Cardoso's various monikers (i.e. Gonzo, Papillon), creating deep layered 'exotic/alien' soundscapes of various moods and feels.

    Here’s another series of surreal and augmented field recordings that try to brace the listener with fresh alien authenticity before toying very pointedly with antiquated constructs by mixing avant-garde dustbin synth music with concrete field recordings and humorous, tongue in cheek intersections - not to ‘ever’ be taken too seriously.

    With a brand new art collage by US artist Evan Crankshaw.

    Mastered and cut at Dubplates @ Mastering by Rashad Becker.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Old Parrots of Leper Island

    Side B:
    The Hoima Witch and the Songye Mask
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