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Ichiro_ :: Hopeyouredoinfine✳︎

Ichiro_Hopeyouredoinfine✳︎” ★ Self-released ★ Releases 03 March 2018 ★

Produced, mixed & mastered by ichiro________


OGREBALLARD” ★ Label: Data Airlines ★ Released 25 February 2018 ★

This is a very limited pressing of tracks from The Psychic Zero and The Cosmic Fugue albums, completely remastered, and with new art by signalstarr.

Side A (Track 1-7):

Inspired by the short story ‘The Zone Of Terror’ by J. G. Ballard.

After a nervous breakdown, Larsen retreats to a desert resort under the care of psychologist Bayliss. A series of psychoretinal hallucinations begin to evolve, induced by Bayliss’ course of psilocybin treatment; the spectres of translucent men walk amongst the uninhabited chalets, as Larsen falls outside of time.

Side B:

Based on the short stories ‘News from the Sun’, ‘Memories of the Space Age’ & ‘Myths of the Near Future’ by J. G. Ballard.

The space grounds along Cape Canaveral lie empty. Abandoned launch sites, the husks of the Apollo missions, litter the coastline. Space flight has brought about a psychic fissure: a fugue inducing space sickness. Humanity succumbs to a debilitating, timeless trance. A lone astronaut, responsible for the first murder in space, haunts his victims among the deserted Florida hotels.

Vacant :: Origins

VacantOrigins” ★ Self-released ★ Released 20 January 2018 ★

Vacant`s first full-length album “Origins” is out now!

Artwork & Photography by Vacant.

Illuminations II (The New Year 2018 Charity Compilation)

➲ Various Artists “Illuminations II” ★ Label: Dronarivm ★ Released 05 January 2018 ★

30 exclusive tracks. About 3 hours of pure illuminations.

All money raised from this compilation will go to 4 Paws for Ability which enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs.

idealism :: nobody else [ep]

idealismnobody else [ep]” ★ Self-released ★ Released 25 December 2017 ★

idealism debut LP in works.

Pictures by Masashi Wakui.


worriedaboutsatanBlank Tape” ★ Label: Spun Out Of Control ★ Released 14 Oct. 2017 ★

Long awaited cassette release of ‘Blank Tape‘ by worriedaboutsatan, presenting this project in its most perfect & apt format for #CassetteStoreDay2017.

Describing their sound as ‘spectral electronica’, worriedaboutsatan are a Yorkshire based duo incorporating swirling ambient melancholia, skyscraping post-rock guitar atmospherics and pounding slo-mo techno.

Blank Tape‘ is the worriedaboutsatan’s third album.

Cover art by worriedaboutsatan. J-card design and layout by Eric Adrian Lee.


OGREMURALS” ★ Self-released ★ Released 21 August 2017 ★

Murals is an all hardware performance, captured in one take to a haunted Tascam Portastudio.

A sound painting adventure in Kosmische sequencing, improvisation and imaginary landscapes.

Matteo Uggeri :: Grandpa

Matteo UggeriGrandpa” ★ Label: Fluid Audio ★ Released 04 August 2017 ★

Matteo Uggeri’s approach to musical composition has always been related to his personal experience in life; to recent, or more distant, memories. Differing from other experimental artists who also explore field recordings, he often delves within the walls of his own house, or those of his close acquaintances and family, for inspiration. The recent rediscovery, during his last house move, of an old cassette dating back to the 8th of December 1976, threw him back to the day when Lucio, his paternal grandfather, sort of interviewed Matteo when he was about two and half years old.

That shabby hissing tape became the starting point of a long composition, completed in one long night of July 2016. An ambient composition with a looped four minutes melody (gifted to him by Vincenzo Nava, another Italian musician known as Dramavinile), is interspersed with sparse melancholic notes of a Bontempi toy organ that Uggeri has owned since his early youth. This one-track-long CD, his first attempt at creating this type of musical journey, is now available on Fluid Audio.

The result is a deep and touching dive into blurred memories. The crackling hiss of Vincenzo Nava’s guitar melts into the ‘interview’ speeches of the Grandfather to the child, accompanied by the minimal echoed organ melodies by Matteo himself. The latter element is a very rare attempt at creating music other than through his loved, and hated, computer.

Empowered by the usual careful mastering of James Plotkin, the composition flows slow and crumbling for more than thirty melancholic minutes.

Correlations :: Night Acquisitions

CorrelationsNight Acquisitions” ★ Label: Spun Out Of Control ★ Releases 11 Aug. 2017 ★

Correlations‘ second full length release explores a heavier electronic palette, allowing the Oscar synthesiser to take centre stage.

Mainstay Neil Hale first played with the legendary synth whilst working on tracks with Toydrum – the electronic duo’s Pablo Clements being credited as co-writer on Night Acquisitions‘ title track.

A handful of other tracks here evolved out of the same productive sessions.

Inspiration was also found in otherworldly contemporary film scores, including Gravity & A Field in England, which helped coalesce ideas into this stunningly realised soundtrack for an imaginary film.

Cassette J-card design & layout by Eric Adrian Lee.

idealism :: amaranthine [ep]

idealismamaranthine [ep]” ★ Self-released ★ Released 27 July 2017 ★

Artwork by Adelaido Olea.