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"Lightning Ghost is the second Bird Show album, following the debut release Green Inferno. It centers around Ben Vida's home-fi sound experiments. Tracks are carved out of opiate'd chanting, disjunctive drum circles, synth meditation and prepared piano trance song. ...
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"Former Jessamine bassist and vocalist and recent SUNN O))) contributor, Dawn Smithson has returned after a six year hiatus with her new full length album, Safer Here. Smithson's bass held an anchoring position in Jessamine's swirl of rhythm and sounds and the band's ...
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"Ben Vida recorded and edited Green Inferno at home during the winter of 2003 and 2004 on a digital 16 track recorder singing and playing, violin, cornet, accordion, acoustic guitar, organ, qrareb (Moroccan castanets), assorted shakers tambourine and mbira, and ...
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GROUPER - RUINS (CD)

"Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few ...
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GROUPER - RUINS (LP)

"Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few ...
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"The third album from Canadian composer CHRISTOPHER BISSONNETTE sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the whiplash and/or everything including the kitchen sink style of assembly so common among ...
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"REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME! TIM HECKER's classic 2004 full-length, Mirages, is a lesson of darkness, a midnight whisper revealing its true essence to the listener: an ambient death metal classic in waiting. Eleven boundary-pushing tracks that deal in themes ...
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"'Virgins' exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. While this album remains ...
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"'Virgins' exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. While this album remains ...
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"When I was a teenager the wreckage of a sailboat washed up on the shore of Agate Beach. The remains of the vessel weren't removed for several days. I walked down with my father to peer inside the boat cabin. Maps, coffee cups and clothing were strewn around inside. I ...
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""Black Earth" is a haunted and magical place. There's an old barn there with many rooms and a silo that's filled with dead insects. Outside there's a big wood pile filled with spider webs that probably has black widows living in it. There are mysterious plants growing ...
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GROUPER - A I A (2CD)

"This is the first CD issue of Grouper's (Liz Harris) 2011 self released two part album subtitled 'Dream Loss' and 'Alien Observer', comprised of songs written and recorded 2007-2011. Each is meant to stand solidly on it's own, but also as a satellite in the other's ...
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"The title "Tragedy & Geometry" is an ambiguous but subtle reference to Melpomene (Muse of Tragedy) & Polyhymnia (Muse of Geometry), or more specifically the collision/overlap of what they invoke. The opening track is also a direct reference to "Polyhymnia, Muse of ...
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"This new and welcomely out of the blue Tim Hecker release is composed of sketch pieces recorded in 2010 in preparation for what would become the outstanding Ravedeath, 1972 album. All of the compositions are piano driven and minimal in nature. This is not a new Tim ...
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"Jonas Reinhardt continues his cosmic flight inward on this latest release. The instrumentation from his debut album expands here to include Acoustic drum patterns, guitars, and woodwinds alongside synthesizers and electronics. Together, these voices seamlessly twist ...
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"Mezzotint is a collection of digital, textured pieces assembled through the extensive manipulation of found sounds and environmental sources. A dedicated non-musician, Chris Herbert has a long-standing interest in intuitive composition and the elastic nature of sound ...
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