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Spectra Ex Machina/A Sound Anthology of Occult Phenomena 1920-2017 Vol.1 

The Anthology Spectra Ex Machina brings together rare documents pertaining to so-called occult phenomena, most of them taken from little-known archives. In the course of three volumes, this series traces an audio history of parapsychology through the exploration of spiritualism and haunted houses (vol. 1); musician mediums (vol. 2); experiences of extrasensory perceptions (clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc.) and electronic voice phenomena (vol. 3). Available as LP black vinyl + 20 page large booklet (30 x 30 cms)

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KALMYKIAN ARCHAIC AND SOVIET FOLK LP

Kalmyks (Oirats) - are part of the Western Mongolian ethnos, living on the territory of modern Russia. Tatiana Dordzhieva and Maria Beltsykova were deported to Siberia. The 2 energetic and charismatic grand mammas present here traditional Kalmyks songs (songs about the deportation of Kalmyks in 1943-1944) and Soviet Folklore. Available as LP black vinyl.

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CHRISTIAN WOLFF: Preludes, Variations, Studies and Incidental Music

Revealing Wolff as a composer fully exploring, in different ways, the continuum between music which is highly fragmented, embracing extended silences [composed or indeterminate], to that which is more progressive and seemingly driven, albeit taking in disarming and unconventional routes. Available as 2CD digipack + 16 page booklet.

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Eric Thielemans + Billy Hart: limited LP + 50 page book

Teacher and student. Past and present. 2 drummers. 2 men. 2 fathers. Friends. A conversation. A dialogue of the drums. Billy Hart is a jazz drummer and educator who has performed with some of the most important jazz musicians in history. This limited publication comes packaged as a single black vinyl LP and a 50 pages book inside.

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Quasi Una Fantasia: Opening CD

One opera singer teams with one experimental musician! La Diva Christina Van Peteghem on voices and Pierre-Jean Vranken everywhere. They are Quasi Una Fantasia! Noise, classical guitars, exquisite melodic songs, minimalism, neoclassical, avant-garde are the medium and the message. There is no need of more explanation, it's Quasi everything! "It's Cathy Berberian's meeting with Messiaen in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Available as Compact Disc.

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ISRAEL QUELLET CD

Swiss electro-acoustic artist Israel Quellet's fifth opus. A new mysterious work around the Church organ this time. Complex and mysterious, secular and modern - another challenging listen. Available as CD. Special offer if you buy the 5 CDs by Quellet.

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The Noise Of Art / Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa, Opening Performance Orchestra, Fred Möpert: Works for Intonarumori

This album contains seven compositions, created by the Opening Performance Orchestra, Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa and Fred Möpert. All the pieces relate to the theme of Futurism and employ intonarumori, instruments invented and used more than a century ago by the Italian Futurists in their noise compositions.
Available as CD (+ booklet) and 2LP black vinyl, limited edition deluxe embossed gatefold + 4 pages insert.

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NEW STOCK WEERASETHAKUL 2LP

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognised as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema today. His seven feature films, short films and installations have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d'Or in 2010 with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Compilation album 'Metaphors' contains 14 soundworks carefully selected from his past cinema and other visual works since 2003, which includes Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and a Century, Fever Room and more. Available as 2LP + booklet.

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UNIVERS ZERO: Ceux du dehors limited LP

Third album (1981) by the Belgian band Univers Zero. The title alludes to the short story of the same name by H. P. Lovecraft; the players read the story in studio, then proceeded to record the piece. A key release for the band. Avaialble as limited clear/red vinyl + insert.

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INSTITUTE OF SONOLOGY 2LP/CD

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Early Electronic Music 1959-69

Early electronic music from 1959 to 1969 produced by the Institute of Sonology / Instituut voor sonologie, in Utrecht, Holland. Imagined with the great help of Konrad Boehmer.

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CITY OF LIGHT BY BILL LASWELL FEATURING COIL, TRILOK GURTU, TETSU INOUE, LORI CARSON

City Of Light was recorded in Banaras, India, and mixedin Greenpoint, NY. It is about Banaras, a city older than history, tradition, and legends. It is Shiva's land, founded at the dawn of creation. It is India's oldest and most fabled city. The Hindus call it Kashi, the luminous... The City of Light. Available as limited Green vinyl LP.

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GREEK ANTHOLOGY AS 2CD/2LP

This anthology aspires to map the heterogenous landscape of Greek Experimental Electronic Music in all its contextual, sociopolitical, geographical and aesthetic disparity. With a single exception, it zeroes in on post-80s music. It comprises works of very different kinds by composers of all sorts of backgrounds that, still, can be thought of, as both 'Greeks' and 'Experimentalists'.

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TOSHI ICHIYANAGHI / CLAUDE LEDOUX

Cloud Atlas is a collection of 10 short pieces composed by Toshi Ichiyanaghi between 1985 to 1999. Vertical Study gathers rare pieces composed by Claude Ledoux. Both are performed by Japanese pianist Kaoru Tashiro. Available as CD.

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AMI SHAVIT LP / EARLY ELECTRONIC

This record is a previously unheard masterpiece of Israeli multimedia artist Ami Shavit. 'The soundtrack of my mind. Sounds derived from the war which still and always live in my mind' Never released before. Released in our Early Electronic series, available as vonyl LP.

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NEW STOCK LP JEAN ROCHE (INTRODUCTION BY DAVID TOOP): Birds of Venezuela

Among many of his amazing records I came across Jean C. Roché's Birds of Venezuela, beautifully produced LPs of birdsong. I began to plan a trip to Amazonas, to record the unearthly song of potoos and Yanomami shamanism. (David Toop). New LP limited stock available.

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UNIVERS ZERO: HERESIE LP

Univers Zero second album released in 1979. A classic of chamber rock music featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding and extremely complex melodies. 2010 remixed version, 2nd edition available as black vinyl + color insert.

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MILAN KNIZAK Quartet LP
OISEAUX-TEMPETE From Somewhere Invisible LP/CD
UNIVERS ZERO Phosphorescent Dreams LP/CD

OISEAUX-TEMPETE
Oct 25 Atabal, Biarritz (FR) (+ Jessica Moss)
Oct 29 Temps Machine, Tours (FR) (+ Jessica Moss)
Oct 30 La Maroquinerie, Paris (FR) (+ Jessica Moss)
Oct 31 Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing (FR) (+ Jessica Moss)
Nov 02 Le Brise Glace, Annecy (FR) (+ Jessica Moss)
Nov 06 Magasin 4, Brussels (BE) (+ Jessica Moss)
Nov 08 Le Guess Who? festival, Utrecht (NL)

PHILIP THOMAS plays Morton Feldman & Christian Wolff
Dec 09-10 Cafe Oto, London (UK)

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