Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Reissue of the Week: Pablo’s Eye “Bardo for Pablo” (Stroom)

As a voracious record digger and music researcher I sometimes, while gazing at the stars above, ask the existential question: will we ever run out of obscure records to reissue? Every week the digging gods seem to answer a resounding “no my son”. The first I heard about Pablo’s Eye …

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Interviews
Ambient Electronic

The Genius Of Tourist Kid’s “Crude Tracer”

“Crude Tracer” is Tourist Kid’s second full length album and first release with Melody As Truth. Tourist Kid pulls together disparate glitches and sound bites – items that on the surface wouldn’t readily seem fit for each other, and is able to make these unlikely pairings sound as if they …

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Exclusive Preview
Ambient Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Emanative “Lions of Judah (Live at Café OTO)”

2018 has a lot in store for London spiritual Jazz outfit Emanative, with a full double LP and several remixes forthcoming, as well as some full live band appearances and DJ gigs. “Planet B” is the band’s first release of the year, and it takes them in a slightly different …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Classical Electronic

Jun Fukamachi “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” (1968, WRWTFWW)

via Bandcamp: WRWTFWW Records is very proud to announce the release of Jun Fukamachi’s highly coveted “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” album, originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s “Nicole” clothing brand and never officially available before. Only ever distributed as a limited …

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Future Classics
Ambient Electronic

JV Lightbody “Inner Work” (New Atlantis)

Inner Work is the second release from New Atlantis, and the first from J.V. Lightbody (co-founder of New Atlantis), and also known for his music as Deadboy. “Inner Work” is a distillation of the sounds that sparked the founding of New Atlantis, and a synthesizer driven exploration of the inner …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Satoshi & Makoto “CZ5000: Sounds & Sequences” (Safe Trip)

via Delsin: We write to you with the conclusions of our investigation into the synthesized audio transmissions picked up by the deep space telescope at irregular intervals since 1986. After many years, we pinpointed the source of the ear-pleasing frequencies. they were being transmitted from a secluded building in Kawasaki, …

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Future Classics
Ambient Electronic

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Kid” (Western Vinyl)

via Boomkat: Retro-futurist prog-pop made on modular synths. In 2017, the musical term “electronic” is nearly obsolete given the ubiquity of computerized processes in producing music. Even so, the prevailing assumption is that musicians working under this broad umbrella must be inspired by concepts equally as electrified as their equipment. …

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Future Classics
Ambient

Martin Glass “The Pacific Visions of Martin Glass” (Kit Records)

“The future for magnetic bubble memories – and there still is one – was more modest now.” “Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it. ‘Not productive, Mr. Glass.’ Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying the sharp minty spike of his cocktail. All the while, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Midori Takada & Masahiko Sato “Lunar Cruise” (1990, WRWTFWW)

Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s “Through The Looking Glass”, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s “Lunar Cruise”. “Lunar Cruise” is her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh. Arguably the best kept secret in Midori …

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Interviews
Ambient

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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Future Classics
Ambient Electronic

HHHH “Compilación Uno” (Detroit Underground)

via Detund: “Compilacion Uno” compiles a selection of tracks that further deepens into the band’s concept of the world of men without men or the loss of the subject in the radiance of the background. HHHH is an anonymous music production collective based in Buenos Aires, Argentina active since 2013. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Hiroshi Yoshimura “Music for Nine Postcards” (1982, Empire Of Signs)

Available for the first time outside of Japan, Hiroshi Yoshimura’s 1982 ambient classic, Music for Nine Postcards will be the first release by the Portland, Oregon / Berlin based record label Empire Of Signs. The label, founded by Spencer Doran of Visible Cloaks and Maxwell August Croy of Root Strata, …

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