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the opposite of aloof vol. 1

➲ Various Artists “the opposite of aloof vol. 1” ★ Label: ACR ★ Released 11 January 2017 ★

This is ACR‘s first compilation titled “the opposite of aloof vol. 1”.

“Its aim is to showcase some of our favourite artists, but also to kickstart our little label.”

Limited edition black cassette • Edition of 30.

Slomo :: Transits

SlomoTransits” ★ Label: Trilithon Records ★ Released 13 January 2017 ★

Four years in the making, “Transits” sees the duo of Holy McGrail and Howard Marsden further psychedelicising their core sound with loops, bit-crushers and ring modulators to deliver three shimmering celestial pieces for frozen night skies.

Transits” features artwork by acclaimed Texan artist Xochi Solis and sleeve notes from the Spanish explorer and poet, Annexus Quamm.

The album is released on CD & digital via Trilithon Records.

Illuminations (The New Year 2017 Free Compilation)

➲ Various Artists “Illuminations” ★ Label: Dronarivm ★ Released 07 January 2017 ★

“Against the snowfall, a tall Being of Beauty. Whistling of death and the circling of faint music make this adored body rise, expand and quiver like a spectre; wounds of scarlet and black burst from superb flesh. The colours proper to life deepen, dance and detach themselves around this Vision in the making. Shudders rise and groan and the frenetic flavour of these effects fills with that mortal whistling and raucous music that the world, far behind, hurls at our mother of beauty – she recoils, she rears. Oh, our bones are clothed with a new amorous body! Oh, the ashen face; the escutcheon of horsehair, the crystal arms! The cannon I must assault through the melee of trees and the weightless air!”

– Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations VI: Being Beauteous.

27 exclusive tracks • Cover art by Staszek Sokolowski.

Sonmi451 :: Alice

Sonmi451Alice” ★ Label: Self-released ★ Released 10 August 2016 ★

Sonmi451 is a Belgian ambient artist, creating his own blend of atmospheric ambient.

His music is perhaps best described a hybrid between subtle, shimmering electronica and delicate soundscapes. Every Sonmi451 track is a sort of mini-universe where field-recordings and lovingly crafted samples are combined with carefully chosen atmospheric ambiences.

Released as a limited digipack CD • Edition of 100.

sceptre fretpen :: PLUGH

sceptre fretpenPLUGH” ★ Label: Sparkwood Records ★ Released 15 December 2016 ★

sceptre fretpen is a duo hailing from Portland, Oregon. Their enigmatic name is reflected in their music, which perhaps can be confused with a haunted house of curved mirrors, where organic sounds and familiar arrangements get meticulously altered into distorted and uncanny illusions of crystalline beauty.

Limited edition cassette with imprinted transparent shell (prison tapes).

Comes in a clear jewel case, with 2 panel J-card.

Soul AM :: Jazz Affair

Soul AMJazz Affair” ★ Label: Excursions Records ★ Released 03 January 2017 ★

Jazz Affair” is the 3rd release of Brous One’s label (Excursions) once again in collaboration with Vinyl Digital. This project, conceived by colombian beatsmith Soul AM takes you on a trip through mellow landscapes, giving you at the same time a very nostalgic feeling, fitting perfectly for wintertime. So sit back and relax, grab a cup of tee (or a bottle of wine) and enjoy this beautiful 12 track album including addictive pianos, swinging drums and hypnotizing basslines.

Strictly limited (100 copies) white cassette with full color labels incl. all 12 beats on a C-24 tape.

Bruno Sanfilippo :: Piano Textures 4

Bruno SanfilippoPiano Textures 4” ★ Label: ad21 ★ Released 02 December 2016 ★

It is the 4th volume of the Piano Textures Series started in 2007.

The newest installment of timelessly acclaimed picturesque storytelling, “Piano Textures 4“, invites the listener into magnificently intense piano minimalism. These nine compositions are evocative sonic sculptures, meticulously carved, yet they indeed present different ‘textures’

It’s released through ad21 on CD Digipack, Digitally, and on LP.

:: Four Years of Soigne Tes Oreilles

➲ Various Artists “4 Years of Soigne Tes Oreilles” ★ Soigne Tes Oreilles ★ Rel. 21 Dec. 2016 ★

“We are really glad to be back to celebrate our 4th birthday, 3 months late, but it arrives in this festive period as a true gift for Christmas.

We try to continue to push the music forward, and this new compilation is its representation. Combining artists of our label in a rich and varied composition, we hope to seduce you today in what is one of our most successful compilations. This year the compilation takes its roots in the Hip Hop and evolves gradually towards to more energetic and rhythmic sounds. A logical evolution that represents us fairly, come to the discovery of our universe if you do not know it yet.”

Handmade limited tape series • Edition of 30.

Repeated Viewing :: The Three Sisters: The Final Cut

Repeated ViewingThe Three Sisters” ★ Label: Spun Out Of Control ★ Rel. 12 Dec. 2016 ★

70 minutes of electronic darkness as Spun Out of Control releases a 16 track ‘ultimate’ version of Repeated Viewing‘s acclaimed synthesiser score to giallo thriller The Three Sisters.

Presented on custom-made split colour red & yellow high quality chrome cassette tape, complete with two sided j-card insert featuring exclusive artwork!

Kai Beckman :: yin_yang

Kai Beckmanyin_yang” ★ Label: Bedlam Tapes ★ Released 08 December 2016 ★

Kai Beckman, who has perviously released on Bedlam Tapes under his better know alias s a k i 夢, is back again with the brand new album, yin_yang, releasing under his own name.

Forgoing the sampled nature of saki, Kai brings 100% original music production under his own name. yin_yang is a love letter or sorts, an esoteric journey of love and confusion, told through breathtaking ambient pieces, and bombastic IDM bangers.

Release on Bedlam Tapes with a run of 30 transparent blue and 30 transparent red tapes.

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