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"This record is by my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City. I'm so happy to be alive at the same time she is because I get to see her perform. It's her and guitar or her and piano or her and harmonium. Her lyrics are so good, when I play this for people ...
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imprec-049 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"'Summoning Suns' is James Blackshaw's tenth studio album and the first recording to feature his voice and lyrics. Drawing inspiration from 60's and 70's singer-songwriters, baroque/orchestral pop and folk music, while still sounding contemporary, 'Summoning Suns' is ...
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IMPREC407 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Lunar Eclipse was culled from over 30 hours of recordings taking place, inadvertently, on the equinox, lunar eclipse and winter solstice of 2004.The duo of Tom Carter (Charalambides) and Robert Horton sound as if they are channeling the natural power of these ...
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IMPREC069 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Aidan Baker's I Wish Too, To Be Absorbed is a 2-disc compilation of tracks from various out-of-print, limited edition releases spanning the last 10 years of Baker's output, ranging from his very first release to material that was featured on the soundtrack to a book of ...
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IMPREC214 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

ELEH - HOMAGE (3CD)

"Important Records is proud to present Eleh's Homage series remastered and on CD for the first time. Certain frequency combinations that were impossible to cut on LP are effectively presented in this digital edition. Eleh, an artist who flourishes in restraint, uses a ...
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IMPREC376 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"insignificance is the result of two years of intensive work and the culmination of seven years of exploration and growth by this unusual and powerful Brooklyn-based band. After the critical success of Barbez's self-titled full length debut on Important Records, they've ...
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IMPREC063 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Anahita is Tara Burke (Fursaxa) and cellist Helena Espvall (Espers). Tara recently showed up on Important as part of the duo of Tau Emerald with Sharron Kraus while Helena contributed a beautiful piece to the James Blackshaw curated Garden Of Forking Paths compilation. ...
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IMPREC228 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

Artists were asked to use Merzbow's album Amlux as an instrument in an original composition. Remixers include: Jack Dangers, DJ Spooky, Luke Vibert, Alec Empire, Kawabata Makoto, Cornelius, Kid 606, Negativland, Nobukazu Takemura, Atom, Chicks On Speed, Experimental ...
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imprec-016 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Ashley Paul's Heat Source was recorded during a challenging year of transience between New York and London. During this year of impermanence Paul performed regularly and the effects of frequent performance and traveling can be heard in the intentionally pared back ...
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IMPREC413 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Else Marie Pade, born in 1924 in Denmark, is a precious golden gem in the world of contemporary electro-acoustic music. She is a true pioneer of electronic music and musique concrčte. Pade is Denmark's first lady of electronic music and her piece "Syv Cirkler (Seven ...
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IMPREC406LP | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Else Marie Pade, born in 1924 in Denmark, is a precious golden gem in the world of contemporary electro-acoustic music. She is a true pioneer of electronic music and musique concrčte. Pade is Denmark's first lady of electronic music and her piece "Syv Cirkler (Seven ...
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IMPREC406CD | IMPORTANT RECORDS

ZURICH - ZURICH (CD)

"Featuring Tony Wilson (KNIVES OV RESISTANCE), Neil Halstead (SLOWDIVE/MOJAVE 3), & Sarah Peacock (SEEFEEL). ZURICH began as a 1994 musical partnership between Neil Halstead then of SLOWDIVE and Tony F Wilson. Recorded at a time when the popularity of ambient techno was ...
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IMPREC224 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Metacompound is the first full length studio album from ANP in 19 years. Lavish metallic ink on vellum packaging by ANP fan and Sunn O))) member Stephen O'Malley. ANP was formed in 1984 by KK Null & Seijiro Murayama. In 1987 ANP broke up. 17 years later they reformed ...
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IMPREC110 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Here it is, Deadheads, the ultimate Dark Star is now on vinyl. Deluxe audiophile pressing cut in Toronto under the watchful ears of John Oswald. Elaborately printed packaging in a heavy duty triple gatefold jacket includes liner notes by musicologist Rob Bowman ...
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IMPREC399 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

not the best pressing "Circle Three: Full Moon At 35hz is the third Circle piece from Eleh and the first to be released since 2010's Repose. Literal synthesis. Packaged in a heavy duty screen printed cover. Edition fo 500. Much like the previous LP only Circle piece the ...
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IMPREC401 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Dense 12 disc collection of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released. Organized chronologically by studio this set not only documents ...
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IMPREC352 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"The Wanderer is based on a single modal scale (B C# D D# E F# G#) and rhythmic modes based on a meter consisting of 3/4 and 3/8. Part I, 'Song,' is intended to explore the unique resonant qualities of accordion reeds through long sounds. Subtle variations come about ...
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IMPREC141 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Accordion & Voice was the first of my recordings as a soloist. I was living in an A-frame house in a meadow just below Mount Tremper at Zen Mountain Center. I had a wonderful view of the graceful saddle mountain top. When away on a performance trip I would imagine the ...
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IMPREC140 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"This 7" is limited to 400 copies. These two intense numbers were inspired by both a pleasant trip through a small historic neighborhood in Mexico City and the detestable Iraq war. Cover art was inspired by the abuse of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay." (label info)
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IMPREC153 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"featuring their recent addition, female vocalist Kitagawa Hao. Recorded over a period of four months at The Acid Mothers Temple this is a very clean sounding and polished AMT. Frontman Kawabata Makoto admitted, only half joking, that this has the 'cleanest sound in AMT ...
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IMPREC146 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"For Moussavi Atrium is a brand new 38 minute piece from ELEH written for the performance curated and commissioned by Experimedia at The Museum Of Contemporary Art Cleveland on September 28th 2013." (label info)
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IMPREC400 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Beautiful ensemble performance of Duane Pitre's Feel Free including James Blackshaw on hammered dulcimer. LP pressed in an audiophile grade edition of 1000 copies. Shortly after the release of Pitre's Feel Free, the composer set out for a 2012 solo tour in select ...
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IMPREC391LP | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"Sarah Lipstate is Noveller and 'No Dreams', her sixth full-length release, welcomes in an era of expanded instrumentation for the Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer. The compositions on 'No Dreams' explore the artist's struggle with her blurred perception of reality ...
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IMPREC389 | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"An open yet orderly system intended to produce potentially infinite variations of self-generating rhythm and melody was carefully created for this piece, allowing the sextet's musicians to approach these factors in a freer manner." (label info) one copy back in stock
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IMPREC349LP | IMPORTANT RECORDS

"After ten years Important Records is extremely proud to present 'IMPREC300', a vinyl only collection of exclusive live tracks from a handful of Important bands, among which 'Cave', 'Bardo Pond', 'Mugstar', 'Chord', Master Musicians Of Bukake' a.o. Important was started ...
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IMPREC300 | IMPORTANT RECORDS