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Gnarly, ruff cut up sounds from actually cut up flexi discs. Direct to 4 track from Brighton's garbled gonk purveyor Duncan Harrison. No mercy!
Released on Robert Ridley Shackleton's Cardboard Club
Duncan Harrison – Music From Amplified Flexible Discs
Collage for found text 2018-2020
Voice – Claire Bloom, Daffy Scanlan, Duncan Harrison, Josh Peterson
Regional Bears, 2021
Josh Peterson – Area of Refuge
My Bloody Sex Party is Liu, Shang, Li and Zhuang. Teenagers hailing from Linyi, Shandong province, they formed the band in the summer holidays of 2020, having just finished middle school together. They rehearsed in a disused office space which belonged to a real estate company, recording the album on mobile phone. At the end of the summer, the four classmates went on to different high schools and only meet up in the holidays to record My Bloody Sex Party music.
Liu: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, prepared guitar, voice, banjo, zheng, drill machine … Zhuang: electric guitar, violin, bowed guitar, acoustic guitar, erhu, veena … Shang: bass guitar, prepared bass guitar, sanxian … Li: drums, pipa, zhongruan, calculator
Released: Zoomin' Night
Released December 3, 2020
Mastered by Hiroyuki Ura Designed by Liu Lu
My Bloody Sex Party – My Bloody Sex Party vol.1
Another mindblower from the camp of Regional Bears.
Vanessa Rossetto is an American composer, improviser and painter. She uses primarily chamber instrumentation, field recordings, electronics and a wide array of different objects exploring them through extended and traditional techniques and other methods of her own devising
Regional Bears, 2021
Vanessa Rossetto – Legends of American Theatre
Truly spannered churned out gunk from the mind of Duncan Harrison.
Could possibly be the best Duncan Harrison release to come out in the last 12 months
Duncan Harrison – fires.serif.
Yong Yong tap into some “Torraye Braggs shit.” Downtempo signals, ghetto tech jibber, skull caps under knit beanies, hacky sack. A kind of pan-ethnic cooking analogy comes to mind: a plume of brown spices, melodies like foreign legumes. Fire up Dr. Sammy Sample and reappropriate whatever, basically. Smoothness is definitely not a priority – don’t save this for your BeatsByDre. I use cellphone speakers and let the bass snap like a baby carrot. B-side trades in ADD groove splicing for an extended trip. Less cut-and-paste here; more long-form four the floor. Things melting into other things. For the dancefloor in your day spa.
Goaty Tapes, 2015
Yong Yong – Meet Lord Prince 'I'nfinito
In A Bog is a series of electro-ambient vignettes strung together like faded raver beads. Wobbling synths, plastic hand drums, and garbled signals slide in an out of focus. Cockeyed rhythms swirl into mellow atmospherics. Doofy samples bubble up from the bottom of the Internet. Beat Detectives hijack body music, cut it up, slow it down, and put it back together like Frankenstein with arms for legs.
Goaty Tapes, 2019
Beat Detectives – In a Bog
Heavyweight Tag-Team split tape from Outclub and DT Dream. Embodying the adrenaline of challenging for the Princess of Princess Title and the comedown of losing. Zoned out beats drowning with tears and exhaustion. Gltichy Idol music through the ambience of a Joshi locker-room.
First relase from Manchester label Profound Mystery
---Released May, 2021
outclub x DT Dream – East-West Gacha Master
The third Beatle's cover and acoustic guitar feedback album by Shanghai guitarist MAI mai.
Final episode of Shanghai based guitarist MAI mai's Beatles song book series. Recorded in Shanghai, autumn 2020. Compared to Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, in this recording session MAI mai used different instruments and approaches to making this album.
MAI mai used:Gibson l-48 acoustic guitar AER compact 60 amp Shure sm-57 mic Hewlett-Packard 3312a Function Generator Bruel & Kjaer Type 2113 Audio Frequency Spectrometer
Released: Zoomin' Night
Released January 28, 2021
Art design by: Liu Lu
卖卖 MAI MAI – MAI mai plays the Beatles Vol. 3
Leila Hassan and Francesco Cavaliere’s Sea Urchin blow new age kisses and woozy thought bubbles about Egyptian martial arts in a Arabic and Italian over crimped cubist computer dub and ambient styles
Tahtib is food for your mystical post-exotica musical landscape - hand drums played by computers fall with a squelch into the swamp, horses neigh at dub bassists, there’s water everywhere full of urchins and tarot cards and just when you think you need to breathe this record breathes for you. Tahtib’s future ambient glyphs are matched with the rapid-fire staccato "taks” of imaginary tahtib sticks (tahtib is an Upper Egyptian martial art which was enjoyed and practiced by Leila's grandfather Baba Aly). Leila Hassan sings seamlessly between Arabic and Italian (and possibly more) breathing pure soundart alchemy across Francesco Cavaliere’s library of sound effects and textures. You remember Sea Urchin? They added their signature aquatics to Osaka-native 7FO’s 7” for Bokeh back in 2017. The duo of Leila Hassan and Francesco Cavaliere debuted a totally unique expression of ‘library music as future music’ on a series of small run cassettes before their proper debut LP Yaqaza was released on legendary Belgian imprint Kraak (Pan American, Limpe Fuchs, Typhonian Highlife). This caught the ear of Bokeh designer svengali Patrick Savile, who adds his vision to the LP cover. Francesco has also released solo explorations on Hundebiss (Kelman Duran, Lil Ugly Mane) and Edições Cn (Dolphins Into The Future).
Sea Urchin are Leila Hassan and Francesco Cavaliere Recorded and mixed by Francesco Cavaliere Design by Patrick Savile
Bokeh Versions, 2019
Sea Urchin – Tahtib
Crystalline music miniatures composed using numerological games and abstract metronomes.
“The basis for Cavaliere’s music is derived from the prowess of his imagination, which at a young age was stimulated by a gift, given to him by his grandma. “At a very young age, my grandmother, who was a music teacher, gave to me a cassette record player. And as I was an only-child, I would sit in my room alone, and have conversations with the record player and my pre recorded voice. I communicated with it.” (Spencer Clark)
Recorded between Berlin and Bruxelles March - April - May 2020
Self Released, 2020
Francesco Cavaliere – ALATA ONDA
SUIKINKUTSU- "water harp cave".
A Japanese garden ornament used for its water drop sounds. Similar to metal wind chimes this device uses echoes from water to produce a calm zither like tinkle SOZU - A traditional water fountain made of a bamboo tube that fills with water to produce a clanking sound. Recorded Jan-Sept 2020 in Dowkabottom Cave in the Yorkshire Dales UK, using tin cans, kettle, saucepans, dustbin lid, metal plates, metal food bowls, cake tin lids, various gongs, chime bars, singing bowls and bells and swarmandal. --- An immersion in the elements and processes of the natural world, the sound of natures patterns and human responses. Made during a time of great personal change and upheaval, as well as major events in the wider world. With Suikinkutsu the aim was to discover more about the worlds beauty and wonder. By connecting with the land I connect with... more' - Stuart Chalmers
Released: Fractal Meat Cuts, April 20, 2021
Stuart Chalmers – Suikinkutsu 水琴窟
Keijo plays Woodie Guthrie's songs. Recorded between April 2019 and October 2020. All instruments, effects & voice by Keijo.
Ikusiuus Records, March 2021
Edition of 60 copies
Keijo – Keijo sings WOODY's songs
"The Godfather of Wild Pop."
"'Trouble Number' is a major retrospective of four decades of peerless, visionary, and feral production from Gwilly Edmondez - the dad from Yeah You. This 90 minute package cherry picks from hundreds upon hundreds of hours of psychoanalysis through pop waste, performed by Gwilly upon himself since the founding of his '80s outfit Radioactive Sparrow. Bewildering and basically incomparable in its entirety, 'Trouble Number' mongrelises strains of hip-hop, black metal, folk, power balladry, more more more, with a properly prophetic, popwise soul. Pay your respects."
Gwilly Edmondez just grew as a character project in the mid-1980s, offshoot from the to’l-spon/non-com/pop-kak invention-pool that was/is Radioactive Sparrow, itself founded by a group of Bridgend (13-year-old/non-voter) elements in 1980. Gwilly is a solo/collaborative improvisation that started out making fake, unwritten rock, then progressed in the 1990s to real unaccompanied rock, before settling into a mode of practice defined by sampling, tapes and vocals. Over many years, Gwilly has struck up many material partnerships and misadventurist associations of, with the likes of James Joys, Val Persona, Faye MacCalman, Karl D’Silva, Tobias Illingworth, Laura Late-Girl, b-cátt, Odie Ji Ghast, THF Drenching, Tony Gage, Richard Bowers, People Like Us... But in the end none more so than Elvin Brandhi. ‘Gnarlage of Self’, the C30 album, was made on Newcastle’s hottest day in 2017, in an upstairs room in Heaton, recorded by Dario Lozano Thornton with Schoeps MK2/MK8 pair to Sonodore preamps in one take subsequently edited and disorganized by Dario. ‘Gwilly Edmondez: A Retrospective Mixtape Made Questionably & Unquestioningly by Himself’ started out as a kind of slapstick/slapdash best of... but quickly became its own entanglement of old stuff, new-but-unused stuff made for the C30, and bits of recent live sets. The first half, side one, tries to bungle blindly into the nature of supplication, confession and self-condemning introspection – find the self then kill it; side two starts on the other side of death inhaling wafts of cheap air freshener as a means to hallucinate a personal history that never could’ve happened anyway, before scrambling back through the rear end of personality only to be consigned to liturgical palliatives in a manner carried out by his countless forebears of the cloth. It could only end with “Walken’s Kiss”, a sardonically pronounced cliffhanger.
Music & Artwork by Gwilly Edmondez. Mix and Edits by Dario Lozano Thornton and Gwilly Edmondez.
Gwilly Edmondez – Trouble Number
'Mentos Gulgendo (1)' is the Nowacka sisters' consuming Slip debut: a mercurial set for transfigured organ and voice, shaped to shudder, creep, or take flight. From the rough, anchored sound of a Unitra Estrada 207 AR organ, Antonina and Mila alchemise 6 nagging, fearful pieces, which alternate between burrowing, prickly beds of processed instrumental sound and more spacious sighs, buoyed up by dancing, full-blooded vocals. The Polish duo's careful ear for the grain of the organ - sometimes allowing it to sink in, more often urging, pressuring it onwards - makes for a magnetic, addictive listen. 'Mentos Gulgendo' is a new project by Antonina Nowacka and Mila Nowacka, who make possessed, hallucinatory sound and visuals as WIDT, most recently in a wild, unnerving collaboration with German producer Christoph De Babalon for Bocian in 2018.
Music composed, performed and recorded by Antonina Nowacka and Mila Nowacka at the Family Allotments "Kaloria", using a Unitra Estrada 207 AR organ.
Mastered by Filip Marcinkowski Artwork by Masia Debska
Slip Imprint, 2020
Mentos Gulgendo – Mentos Gulgendo (1)
Limited edition in lettterpress cover.
These blues in different scales & imagery are provided by Tori Kudo & his project Maher Shalal Hash Baz captured live on cassette at Hameau de la Brousse, on the 26 of June 2007 during their first tour in France.
Maher Shalal Hash Baz – bleus de la brousse
Since the birth of this nation, our leaders have recognized the value of a civil service merit system to the orderly administration of our country's day-to-day affairs. During his Presidency, George Washington set high standards for federal government service based upon the individual's qualifications for the position sought. This concept was eroded in subsequent administrations by preference for veterans, geographical distribution of appointments, and reliance on Congressional recommendations. Culminating in Andrew Jackson's administration the use of patronage and the building of political machines led to low morale, indifferent service and payment for jobs." The excesses of the "spoils" system eventually led to public demand for reform. In 1851, Congress passed a resolution requesting Cabinet officers to draw up a plan for the classification of their subordinates, to equalize salaries and to provide for "'a fair and impartial examination of the qualifications of clerks and for promoting them from one grade to another'. Subsequently, in 1853, Congress passed legislation which carried out those recommendations. At the state and local levels, the evils of the "spoils" system also led to pressure for reform. In 1877, New York be- came the first state to form a Civil Service Reform Association. That system served as a model for reform associations in other states, all dedicated to the regulation and improvement of civil service. Following the movement initiated by the federal and state governments, municipalities and counties began to incorporate civil service systems into their local governments. - Rea T Markin (1974)
Regional Bears, March 2021
Downwardly Mobile Renaissance Man – Seeing The Elephant
New live recordings, oriented with only two instruments, viola and frame drums. The album was recorded during a period of many live sessions between 2019 and 2020 with just a Rode nt4 stereo microphone and one of the very first Sony mz md. The sessions were amplified.
Maninkari is an instrumental duet combining compositionand improvisation with traditional and contemporary instruments : viola, cymbalum, frame drums, santoor, synthesizers and drums, since 2006.
Frédéric Charlot - Viola Olivier Charlot - Frame drums
Ikusiuus Records, March 2021
Edition of 80
Maninkari – Fahon