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DEC 2016 Dino Spiluttini - Christmas Drone for the Sad and Lonesome
TVEI26


 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI26
Release date: 11.12.2016
Format: C54 cassette, digital
Duration: 51m09s
Keywords: ambient, drone, Christmas

C54
A1. Part I
B1. Part II

Digital
01. Christmas Drone for the Sad and Lonesome


 Available formats     

C54: chrome cassette tape, translucent read with clear/white case and j-card. Comes wrapped as a Christmas gift. 50 copies. €6 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download available from us or directly from the artist. €4.

Pre-order via Bandcamp.

 Description     

Following an appearance on our VA1+2 compilation, Dino Spiluttini returns with a solo tape, Christmas Drone for the Sad and Lonesome (not to be confused with Christmas Drones for the Sad and Lonesome, self-released in 2015). At once ambitious and restrained, this single track embodies snowy, seasonal contemplation over fifty minutes.

The cultural pressures of Christmas, wherever in the world they are found, are substantial and numerous. Chiefly, we regard it positively as a festival of warmth, charity, affection and rituals of togetherness that reinforce bonds within families. Not everyone can or will connect with these themes, which pervade everyday life relentlessly throughout the midwinter period. It's to those without close families or friends, or to those otherwise isolated from others, for all kinds of reasons, that this release is dedicated.

With softened textures and extremely gradual structural changes, Spiluttini's piece suggests a landscape in an ambiguous winter night, beheld from the other side of a window or by cold-numbed senses. Or put briefly, Christmas Drone for the Sad and Lonesome is a drone, dedicated to the sad and lonesome. At Christmas.

 Credits     

Music, mastering, artwork, sleeve design: Dino Spiluttini
Thank you: Edward
J-cards & printed in Finland

 Press     

Forthcoming

 Artist info     

Dino Spiluttini is a musician, producer and visual artist based in Vienna, Austria. He is the founder of Beatismurder Records and co-founder or Total Light Records. Under his own name, his music often develops from the extensive treatment of piano recordings. The resulting structures are very nuanced and expressive.

Besides the alias Islands of Light, in which piano composition is more marked and stripped down, Spiluttini has been active as a member of Swan Fangs, Bruch, Bruch & Pü.

Spiluttini's music has also been released by Umor Rex, J&C Tapes, Sacred Phrases, Home Normal and Phinery.
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OCT 2016 Matt Christensen - Prowl
TVEI25


 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI25
Release date: 31.10.2016
Format: C44 cassette, CDR, digital
Duration: 43m36s (cassette), 36m24s (CDR & digital)
Keywords: experimental

C45
A1. Prowl
A2. Crasenim
A3. Mountains of Fire (remix)
B1. Mountains of Fire (remix)
B2. Spending It
B3. Junk Test
B4. In Force

CDR
01. Prowl
02. Crasenim
03. Mountains of Fire (remix)
04. Spending It
05. Junk Test
06. In Force


 Available formats     

C44: chrome cassette tape, clear with red spools and translucent red case; 25 copies. €6 + p&p
CDR: pro-CDR, sewn recycled sleeve, illustrated artwork unique to each copy; 26 numbered copies. €6 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download available from us or directly from the artist. $5

Buy via Bandcamp.

 Description     

Initially self-released digitally last June, this re-release reintroduces Prowl on two very limited physical formats, with new artwork, on the spooky date of Hallowe'en 2016.

With a spacious and jumbled style, Prowl resists categorisation. Myriad slowcore, ambient and rock leanings found in Zelienople and other Christensen solo releases combine with sputtering rhythms and sparse electronics. There's even an occasional hint of ambient dance, albeit generally led by acoustic instruments and rougher materials.

While opener 'Prowl' trundles through suggestive acid synth and distant vocals, the second track 'Crasenim' subjects the same sorts of textures to an irresistibly funky, shoegazing tranc e. A remixed 'Mountains of Fire' from the album Sun Worship appears here as a drumless guitar drifter. It's murkier and more languid than the original, with distant accompaniments beneath the surface. The remaining three pieces return to the same vein as the first two. 'Spending It' hums under a bashful shuffle and 'Junk Test' seems to revel in warmth and humour, while 'In Force' conveys something more ambiguous and elegant.

This is a clever and particularly adventurous member of Christensen's formidable solo discography, with shifting styles and plenty of detail to discover. Don't miss it!

 Credits     

Music and disc/manta ray image by Matt Christensen
Cassette sleeve design by Ben Chlapek
CDR artwork by Ben Chlapek, Matt Christensen, Donn Ha and Brian Harding
CDR sleeve design by TVEI
Sleeves made & printed in Finland

 Press     

"... a puzzling, hallucinatory episode of bellowing noise and cavernous beats. Looming organ drones, groaning bass synth patterns and a surprisingly rhythmic current of drum machine sequences run through this strange and delightful exception in the discography. Industrial in tone... smacks terrifically of... murky, plodding experimentalism..." ~ Bandcamp Daily

"The textures here are soft-focus, swirling, and psychedelic, but the hammering pulse underlying Prowl is a machine with a fiery heart... Prowl is a mesmeric experiment from a legendary artist." ~ Foreign Accents

 Artist info     

Matt Christensen is a founding member of Chicago outfit Zelienople. The band's speciality of hybridising certain styles, from Americana, shoegaze and slow-core to ambient music and improvisation has yielded many albums and other releases since the early 2000s. Like the band's other members, Christensen is active as a solo artist. His own discography is especially sizeable, with releases dating back to 2000 under the alias Western Automatic. Primarily working with voice and guitar, Christensen's solo material has also involved synths and dabbled in electronic experimentation. Whatever the tool set, his music characteristically conveys a wonderfully dreamy pathos.

Christensen's work has also been released by Loose Thread, Digitalis, Under the Spire, Bathetic, Hairy Spider Legs and most recently, Miasmah.
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APR 2016 Various Artists - VA1+2 (For Alzheimer's Research UK)
TVEI24
TVEI24sleeve

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI24
Release date: 29.04.2016
Format: 2CD, 2CDR, digital
Duration: 122m54s
Keywords: ambient, collage, experimental, improvisation, electronic, electro-acoustic

01. Midori Hirano - Regrowth
02. Makunouchi Bento - Anpre dans tanbou lou
03. Band Ane - Kakkelovnsgrød
04. Biblo - Infatuation
05. Richard Sanderson - Embedded
06. TLE - Piece for Ice Cube, Silence and Trumpet
07. AGF - memoGAME
08. Yaporigami - Higher Tentative
09. Fandensk Dolketerapi - Itureven
10. Iris Garrelfs + Poulomi Desai - Live from Salon des Refuses 2015 | Space Gallery
11. Matthew Collings - A world of ruby all in vain

01. Intl. Debris - Translucent Orb
02. Cinesthesia - The Garden of Earthly Delights (Live at Hackney Attic 15.12.14)
03. Isnaj Dui - Kiki and Bouba
04. Docetism - Falling Away
05. Zelienople - This Thought Won't Last
06. Glacis - As long as water flows
07. Sumuposauttaja - Untitled #3
08. Weith - Cognitive Enhancers
09. René Margraff - Grace
10. Dino Spiluttini - The Rift
11. Zero Ohms - If These Are The Dreams That Await Me


 Available formats     

2CD: four-panel digisleeve, 200 copies. €12 + p&p
2CDR: four-panel digisleeve, 8 copies. €10 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download + bonus PDF booklet. €5

Buy via Bandcamp.
Buy via Norman Records (limited stock)

 Description     

A large compilation of diverse and exciting music from new and established artists, VA1+2 is chiefly intended to raise funds for the charity Alzheimer's Research UK. In doing so, it presents material selected from many different strains of contemporary electronic, ambient, experimental, electro-acoustic, improvisation, leftfield pop and beyond. Containing over two hours of music by twenty-two contributing artists, the two discs offer a rich journey through powerful, intricate, playful and unusual material from numerous corners of modern music.

It has been an immense pleasure working with the artists to put this release together over the last year. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for supporting it in any way.

All profits from this release's CD sales will go to Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's foremost dementia research charity. "Our pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure. We are energising a movement across society to support, fund and take part in dementia research. We aim to empower people across all generations through greater understanding of dementia." (Official website, accessed 23.01.2016)

 Credits     

Sleeve by TVEI
Mastered by Fraser McGowan

 Press     

The immense range of music on offer on VA1+2 is its real strength... there’s a sense that every aspect of this release is about doing the music justice. And in turn, they do the charity and the listener justice. ~ Aural Aggravation

... these artists and this label have donated their time and efforts to a worthy cause... Hats off to all involved. ~ A Closer Listen

È un percorso lungo due ore, capace di catturare per il suo carattere eterogeneo e stimolante per la sua componente sperimentale. ~ SoWhat

... rather fine and tasty... ~ Norman Records
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MAR 2016 Glacis - love, if you love me, lie beside me now
TVEI23
TVEI23sleeve


 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI23
Release date: 28.03.2016
Format: CD, digital
Duration: 22m30s
Keywords: ambient, piano, cello, instrumental, minimal, contemporary

01. no one can reach us now, or ever
02. seen through a doorway
03. love, if you love me
04. for your fear i would give you silver
05. under the arc of the sky
06. there is nothing, yet i am here

 Available formats     

CD: four-panel digisleeve, 100 numbered copies. €6 + p&p
CD & print: includes 10 x 10 inch photographic print. 50 prints available. €9 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Buy via Bandcamp.

The first 38 orders of any CD option will include a small thermofax screen print by Edward Trethowan (NET) onto [extremely delicate!] hand-made paper. The digital version will become free on the day of release.

 Description     

glacis is Euan Alexander Millar-McMeeken (graveyard tapes), a pianist and composer from Edinburgh, Scotland. love, if you love me, lie beside me now is a mini-album of mostly solo piano recordings. The work hangs on the reward of performing music for its own sake; as unspecified catharsis or the release of creative energy as the only overt goal. Free of any overarching concept, the pieces are self-contained, straightforward and sincere. An intimate recording setup captures the creak of keys and other accidental sounds. Guest contributions from René Gonzalez Schelbeck (Western Skies Motel), Alan McCormack (Now Wakes The Sea) and William Ryan Fritch lend further layers of electronic texture and instrumentation, helping to develop layers of intricacy that may not be apparent on first listen. 'there is nothing, yet i am here', in which Fritch accompanies McMeeken's piano with uplifting multitracked cello, is an especially effective combination of talents.

Watch a video for the track "love, if you love me" here.

 Credits     

all pieces written by euan alexander millar-mcmeeken with rené gonzalez schelbeck on tracks 1, 2 and 5, alan mccormack on track 4 and william ryan fritch on track 6
piano recordings by cameron macnair and ben chatwin. recorded at the university of edinburgh and vennel studios, edinburgh
produced and mixed by ben chatwin and rené gonzalez schelbeck
mastered by fraser mcgowan
cover art by julien lambrechts
layout by tobias linnemann ewé
writing by ali millar

 Press     

The opening “No One can Reach us Now, or Ever” is especially beautiful, a haunting piano ballad rich in melancholy and rendered with sensitivity and deep feeling by the pianist. ~ Textura

With each note so carefully delivered, this set acts as a caress, giving sonic form to its inspiration. ~ A Closer Listen

Wat een bezielende, contemplatieve pracht! ~ De Subjectivisten

... there is [a] sense of quiet grandeur in his compositions... ~ Scots Magazine

... situated in the twilight zone between ambient and neoclassical... Gorgeous! Don’t miss this album! ~ Peekaboo Magazine (85/100)

Euan, playing very little notes and phrases from the low and high ends of the piano, manages to create profoundly emotional sounds, allowing his listeners to truly get lost in the pieces. ~ GIGSoup (4/5)

Tra tante opere di minimalismo pianistico in circolazione, “Love, If You Love Me, Lie Beside Me Now” marca la differenza grazie alla sua estrema naturalezza, all’insegna di una spontaneità emozionale priva di filtri, che parla direttamente al cuore, in uno stupefacente amalgama di fragilità e forza espressiva ~ Music Won't Save You

Intimi ed essenziali, privi di una qualsivoglia sovrastruttura che ne intaccherebbe la purezza emozionale... È uno scrigno prezioso “Love, if you love me, lie beside me now”, dalla durata breve ma di rara intensità, che ancora una volta ci dà conferma delle straordinarie doti musicali del suo autore. ~ SoWhat
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DEC 2015 Shi Toys - Box Sisters
TVEI22
TVEI24b

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI22
Release date: 09.12.2015
Format: CDR, digital
Duration: 49m48s
Keywords: ambient, collage, experimental, noise

01. 1st Bolt
02. Hakuna Melodika
03. Such Deep Tekken
04. Quitting The District Cloud
05. Three Lightnings, One Place
06. Big Thanks To Rushton
07. Winker's Platter-Day St. Bernard
08. Divorce
09. Almost Ten Dogs
10. One Grant
11. Aiming For Paul's Good Life (Bolt-Action)
12. Oliver's Apple Pressure
13. Brotherschool! Otherboard!
14. Wishborn Hentai Boxset feat. Blent Bin Sisters
15. Total Face
16. Gatwick Face Hospital
17. Grendel's Mum's Moped
18. Bust Chimney Chunk


 Available formats     

CDR: pro-duplicated CDR, numbered full-colour wallet & protective plastic sleeve; 50 copies. €8 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Buy via Bandcamp.

 Description     

This is the first full-length release under the Shi Toys name by label founders Mike Waters (Model Warships) and Edward Trethowan (NE Trethowan).

Put together between 2010 and 2014, Box Sisters twists between noise, ambient, collage and experimental electronics, with predominantly positive intensities of emotion and a fair amount of absurdist, Joyceian humour.

 Credits     

Arranged 2010-14 by Shi Toys
Design by Shi Toys
Mastered by Brian John Mitchell at Silberia
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NOV 2014 Docetism - Breaking the Circle of Life
TVEI21


 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI21
Release date: 25.11.2014
Format: CD, digital
Duration: 32m14s
Keywords: ambient, ambient techno, dub, drone

01. Three Poisons
02. Parsifal
03. Forest Monks
04. The Wheel of Ixion Stands Still
05. Samadhi


 Available formats     

CD: hand-printed screen cover & windowed, recycled card outer sleeve; 100 numbered copies. Two CD colour options. €6 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Buy via our Bandcamp or the artist's, for direct support

 Description     

Breaking the Circle of Life is the latest offering of highly refined, conceptually rich, ambient dub by Poland-based Docetism. Cross-referencing a central Schopenhauerian concept with monastic practices and Buddhist influences, Breaking the Circle of Life explores the idea of a peaceful escape from life and the service of impulse and desire, aiming to express the possible contents of such an escape. The result is a set of gentle, moving ambient productions combining forest field recordings and murky choral samples with dubby bass and thick, droning strings. After climaxing on the uplifting thematic centrepiece 'The Wheel of Ixion Stands Still', the EP concludes with the engrossing, droning meditations of 'Samadhi'. A very carefully arranged, thematically consistent release of contemplative ambient music.

When, however, an external cause or inward disposition suddenly raises us out of the endless stream of willing, and snatches knowledge from the thralldom of the will, the attention is now no longer directed to the motives of willing, but comprehends things free from their relation to the will. Thus it considers things without interest, without subjectivity, purely objectively; it is entirely given up to them in so far as they are mere representations, and not motives. Then all at once the peace, always sought but always escaping us on that first path of willing, comes to us of its own accord, and all is well with us. It is the painless state, prized by Epicurus as the highest good and as the state of the gods; for that moment we are delivered from the miserable pressure of the will. We celebrate the Sabath of the penal servitude of willing; the wheel of Ixion stands still. ~ Schopenhauer

Previously released digitally in August 2014 (Nichts, nichts21), Breaking the Circle of Life is now available in limited CD format. On the disc are depicted the Three Poisons in either gold or silver, housed within a black 200gsm glossy sleeve. A hand-printed thermofax screen cover image depicts Buddha in white ink. A windowed outer sleeve made from 100% recycled card contains the lot. Numbered edition of 100 (70 silver, 30 gold).

 Credits     

"Music by MB. Enjoy and celebrate the Sabath of the penal servitude of willing."
Sleeve design by Docetism and Tavern Eightieth

 Press     

...like a techno club experienced through a coma; blurred throbs of synthetic symphony pushing through the plasma of unconsciousness... ~ ATTN Magazine

... something to put on when you need to slow everything down. ~ Chain DLK (4/5)

His use of choral bits and phrases recalls the gloomy melancholy of 90s dark ambient... but its techno pulse ties it to the present and gives it a necessary edge of urgency. ~ Ear Influxion

What Docetism brings to the genre is... a sincere and almost intellectual spiritual dedication and a sense [of] ritual. ~ Heathen Harvest
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AUG 2014 Weith - Weith EP
TVEI20


 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI20
Release date: 25.08.2014
Format: CD, digital
Duration: 26m19s
Keywords: electronic, instrumental hip-hop, trip-hop, rap

01. Eyrie
02. Eightfold Path (feat. Keith Stanfield)
03. Imminence of Change
04. Delusional Shelter
05. They're Coming
06. Eightfold Path (instrumental)


 Available formats     

CD: hand-made sleeve & windowed, recycled card outer sleeve w/ lino print; 85 numbered copies. €6 + p&p
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Buy via our Bandcamp or the artist's, for direct support

 Description     

This is the debut release by Geneva-based electronic artist Weith. On this self-titled EP, the Swiss producer combines atmospheric ambient influences with instrumental electronic hip-hop in the vein of Boards of Canada or QPE. The result is a sombre, melodic and at times cinematic work, richly produced and featuring on 'Eightfold Path' the brooding vocals of rapper & actor Keith Stanfield, known for films such as Short Term 12 and as one half of the duo Moors.

The physical format of this release consists of a white CD housed within a hand-made white 160gsm paper inner sleeve. The outer sleeve is 100% recycled card, with a hand-printed lino image on the rear side. Release information on recycled paper insert adhered to inner sleeve.

 Credits     

All music written and composed by Juravle Sergiu
Mastered by Michael Orgeron at Smoking Ox Productions
Cover art by Arthur Jaquier
Sleeve design by Tavern Eightieth

 Press     

... blends electronic synths with melodic hip hop to form a cohesive and thoughtful album. ~ ProCreate

... really cool, and [available] in superb looking handmade packaging. ~ AstralCat
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FEB 2014 Como - Jestem duński chłopiec zwany ssov
TVEI19

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI19
Release date: 27.02.2014
Format: Digital
Duration: 4m38s
Keywords: ambient, electro-acoustic, glitch

01. Jestem duński chłopiec zwany ssov

 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

This single track was originally a submission for a compilation we were putting together in 2010 and later abandoned. It's a beautifully subtle piece, derived entirely from a sampled milk bell. The overall effect is evocative of haunting wind chimes. Yet, because of consistent rhythms emerging, there's also an understated kind of groove to it all.

Apologies to Como that it took us 3½ years to get this out.

 Credits     

Music by Jovánec Lotr
Cover art by Tavern Eightieth

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NOV 2012 NE Trethowan - Town Curve
TVEI18

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI18
Release date: 11.11.2012
Format: Digital
Duration: 41m17s
Keywords: ambient, electro-acoustic, drone, choral

01. With Jens
02. Feathers/MW
03. Shevek
04. A curve settles/Lyubov will be here
05. Boxes/Town curve


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

2014 remaster.

Companion EP to the album RS (Slow Records SR006), developed from a live set draft and reworkings of older tracks.

 Credits     

Music & cover art by NET
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SEP 2012 NE Trethowan - Finland From Above
TVEI17

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI17
Release date: 05.09.2012
Format: Digital
Duration: 37m29s
Keywords: acid, glitch, ambient, techno

01. William beside me
02. Part ways
03. Viihtyisää kotkaa (a-beaks)
04. Bárrás story
05. Hvilke hvepse
06. U. Mose from the ground
07. Finland from above.3


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

Remastered version of 2012 mini-album, featuring ambient sequences, acid bass experiments and more. Material recorded and arranged 2009-2012. Spiritual successor to TVEI02.

 Credits     

Cover art by Ramzy Alwakeel & NET
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DEC 2011 An Insection - Festive
TVEI16

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI16
Release date: 10.12.2011
Format: CDR, digital
Duration: 14m44s
Keywords: pop, electronic, ambient

01. Cosy
02. Committed to the Season
03. Baby Please Come Home
04. When a Loop is Born


 Available formats     

CDR: 20 copies. Sold out.
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

The second in a series of occasional Christmas releases, here is another glum investigation of the haze of seasonal distress and yuletide warmth. The first two tracks are original, while the third is a cover of the hit sung by Darlene Love. The last is based on a segment from 'When a Child is Born'. Edition of 20.

 Credits     

Audio & cover art by An Insection
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NOV 2011 Convex Mancave - Atomic Blonde in E
TVEI15

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI15
Release date: 09.11.2011
Format: Digital
Duration: 20m48s
Keywords: improvisation, noise, shoegaze, drone

01. Atomic Blonde in E

 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

Fun and filthy living-room jam from Ally Winford (Greyhound Out Of Mainline), Chris Tenz and Matthew Collings.

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JAN 2011 An Insection - A Tension Prism
TVEI14

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI14
Release date: 27.01.2011
Format: CDR, digital
Duration: 14m56s
Keywords: pop, ambient, electro-acoustic

01. Deadbeat
02. Ira
03. Relater


 Available formats     

CDR: 20 copies, bonus track 'Relater'. Sold out
Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

"To celebrate the passing of 2010 into something far less secure, we each chose our favourite track of the year, and covered them for this EP." 'Deadbeat' is originally by Apparatjik, taken from the album We Are Here. 'Ira' is originally by Conquering Animal Sound, taken from the album Kammerspiel. 'Relater' is an original work only available on the CDR version.

 Credits     

Audio & cover art by An Insection
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OCT 2010 Model Warships - Oven
TVEI13

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI13
Release date: 25.10.2010
Format: Digital (MP3)
Duration: 19m06s
Keywords: electro-acoustic, lo-fi, pop

01. Open
02. Lean Limbs
03. Heavy Wings
04. Showboat
05. The Chasm
06. Cookery
07. Excess


 Available formats     

Digital: 320kb/s MP3. Free download.

Download via Archive.org

 Description     

An EP of intense songwriting and texture work. Achingly beautiful, it's among the best Model Warships releases. Mastered on tape, giving it a particularly effective texture.

 Credits     

Music & cover art by Michael Waters
Mastered by Eric Heath
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OCT 2010 Mental D-Struction - Extrapolation²
TVEI12

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI12
Release date: 18.10.2010
Format: Digital (MP3)
Duration: 29m17s
Keywords: speedcore

01. Remember
02. Jeremie 25.30
03. Last Breath
04. Arkan
05. Intrusion
06. Discharge
07. Doomed


 Available formats     

Digital: 320kb/s MP3. Free download.

Download via Archive.org

 Description     

This mini-album was released concurrently by multiple netlabels in order to demonstrate "the beauty, the capacity and the strength" of net-based information-sharing culture. Comprising excerpts from the full-length Extrapolation of Human Perspectives, it's a brutal and satisfying industrial/speedcore affair. Production is razor-sharp.

 Credits     

Audio by Evelyne Manganese
Mastered by Pyrrhon
Cover art by Beatricide
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OCT 2010 Second Thought - Small Black Box
TVEI11

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI11
Release date: 17.10.2010
Format: Digital (MP3)
Duration: 45m53s
Keywords: noise, drone, abstract

01. Ladder
02. Two Plates
03. Tree Carcass
04. Food has haraktar
05. Connected
06. White
07. Series Chain
08. Glass
09. Watching You
10. Peter or Meter
11. Faraziacharonge
12. However, there is Joy
13. Death By Wind Resistance


 Available formats     

Digital: VBR MP3. Free download.

Download via Archive.org

 Description     

"Rejecting traditional musical form, and with melody and rhythm being merely incidental to the main purpose of the music, the thirteen pieces explore drone and noise forms to varying depths."
The excellent Ross Baker joins Tavern Eightieth under the Second Thought pseudonym with a full-length album of roving sample processing and synthesis. Highly recommended.

 Credits     

Music & cover art by Ross Baker
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APR 2010 Model Warships - Bayonet
TVEI10

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI10
Release date: 17.04.2010
Format: Digital
Duration: 10m27s
Keywords: electro-acoustic, songwriting

01. Horn
02. Edges
03. Arrival
04. Rest


 Available formats     

Digital: 256kb/s MP3. Free download

Download via Archive.org

 Description     

Bayonet was made in one hour. Carefully processed distortion characterises these four quiet, somewhat fierce songs, obscuring instrumentation and bringing out new timbres in Waters' frail singing. The final track 'Rest' continues this tone, but manages to resemble a sincerely beautiful, cathartic relief.


 Credits     

Music & cover art by Michael Waters
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MAR 2010 Madam Bovary - Before the End Something is Coming to an End
TVEI09

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI09
Release date: 31.03.2010
Format: Digital
Duration: 10m19s
Keywords: lo-fi, electro-acoustic, pop

01. Mechanical Birds in their Natural Environment
02. Jenny
03. Mirror
04. Domestic
05. Territory


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Digital: 320kb/s MP3. Free download.

Download (free) or stream (.m3u) via archive.org

 Description     

In a great follow-up to Discours Amoureux, Madam Bovary returns with a briefer, more challenging release. Abstract and playful with a naïve intensity.


 Credits     

Music & cover art by Madam Bovary
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MAR 2010 Como - Przemysł Sztuczki
TVEI08

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI08
Release date: 21.03.2010
Format: Digital
Duration: 19m40s
Keywords: ambient, jazz, abstract, loops

01. Szef Metal
02. Unikalne Kopiuj
03. Filozof Asfalt
04. Emerytury


 Available formats     

Digital: 320kb/s MP3. Free download.

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 Description     

The elusive Jovánec Lotr here adopts the Como moniker, revealing a style geared toward lo-fi bedroom experimentation. Przemysł Sztuczki is an EP for which the concept was to spend just one day on each track. Without any other specified unifying ideas there is left a good amount of room for stylistic variation, resulting in an appealingly diverse, gapless progression from the resonating harmonics of aptly-titled 'Szef Metal' to the wonderfully rich, atmospheric swell and twinkling exit of 'Unikalne Kopiuj'. This is followed by textural jazz drumming in 'Filozof Asfalt' - pummelled by compression - before reaching the roving guitar- and effects-loop structures in 'Emerytury'.

 Credits     

Music & cover art by Jovánec Lotr
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JAN 2010 Madam Bovary - Discours Amoureux
TVEI07

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI07
Release date: 31.01.2010
Format: Digital
Duration: 16m34s
Keywords: noise, pop

01. Please
02. Mary
03. Meat
04. Away


 Available formats     

Digital: VBR MP3. Free download.

Download via Archive.org

 Description     

Foggy, shuffling, melodic debut EP for Madam Bovary. Similar in tone to U.S. Girls, Kría Brekkan and so on, but distinctive in itself. 'Meat' is a lo-fi masterpiece. Gorgeous stuff.

 Credits     

Audio & cover art by Madam Bovary
Mastered by Michael Waters
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JAN 2010 Anva - Leaving
TVEI06

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI06
Release date: 03.01.2010
Format: Digital
Duration: 42m37s
Keywords: lo-fi, ambient, collage, field recordings

01. Why's your love inert, when
02. tread. Time & Catheter
03. Dryer
04. Branches tower
05. Canal
06. Feigned boxes
07. Every time
08. Even leaving that
09. They aren't dangerous
10. nest. Visitor


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Listen/download via Bandcamp

 Description     

Album mainly based on the granular treatment of field recordings made in Exeter, in addition to samples from various instruments and activities. Recorded on mono reels.

 Credits     

Audio & cover art by NET
Originally finished in July 2009
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DEC 2009 An Insection - The Christmas EP
TVEI05

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI05
Release date: 13.12.2009
Format: Digital
Duration: 10m46s
Keywords: pop, electronic, ambient

01. Awake/Alone on 25
02. Set Travel


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Download via Bandcamp

 Description     

The first in a series of occasional miserablist Christmas-themed EPs by An Insection. 'Awake/Alone on 25' is a whispered yuletide waltz drifting over manipulated field recordings. 'Set Travel' is a hum of voices and strings, lost in snowdrift.

 Credits     

Music & cover art by An Insection
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DEC 2009 Perfect Writing - Perfect Land
TVEI04

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI04
Release date: 06.12.2009
Format: Digital
Duration: 16m53s
Keywords: ambient, melodic

01. Horsetail
02. Basin
03. Stopbank
04. Team Isles
05. Actual Spring


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Download via Bandcamp

 Description     

Beautifully rich and delicate synth pieces by Michael Waters aka Model Warships. Melodies drift over and about their partnered elements in light, emotive settings. Reminiscent of early múm, Stars of the Lid, etc.

 Credits     

Music & cover art by Michael Waters
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NOV 2009 Anva - Nevry
TVEI03

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI03
Release date: 22.11.2009
Format: Digital
Duration: 44m02s
Keywords: electro-acoustic, ambient, collage

01. Vv
02. We mad ade
03. Liningo....ills
04. Fethers
05. Those nests,
06. Un mad ade
07. Archetypes
08. A minds lead nowhere
09. Nv
10. Kice


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Download via Bandcamp

 Description     

Album mostly comprising source material from a Roland Juno-G, various field recordings and samples derived from vinyl and cassette tapes.

 Credits     

Audio & cover art by NET
Originally finished in November 2008
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NOV 2009 Etrethn - EP V2
TVEI02

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI02
Release date: 09.11.2009 (18.07.2013)
Format: Digital
Duration: 38m26s
Keywords: noise, techno, drone

01. Snavs.3
02. L1.19
03. Button.5
04. EN AF.2
05. Environing.6
06. Shackracing.8
07. SR.3


 Available formats     

Digital: multi-format Bandcamp download. Pay-what-you-want, no minimum.

Download via Bandcamp

 Description     

38 minutes of noisy, experimental sample-based digital beats. Originally released as EP, then remastered and somewhat remixed in 2013. Now includes an additional track from the same period (track 07).

 Credits     

Music & cover art by NET
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NOV 2009 Shi Toys - Dinner Six
TVEI01

 Overview     

Cat#: TVEI01
Release date: 09.11.2009
Format: Digital
Duration: 20m49s
Keywords: ambient, abstract

01. Fall Log
02. Aircraft Hospital
03. Nonverb King
04. Hero Mobil!
05. Cub


 Available formats     

Digital: 320kb/s MP3. Free download.

Download via Archive.org

 Description     

The label's debut release is an EP of slow-paced, wandering arrangements of rich synth patterns and sampling. Loosely-structured explorations of melody, texture and theme.

 Credits     

Audio & cover art by Shi Toys
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