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This 10" came out at an awkward time, just before Christmas (and all it entails)...glad we’ve sat on it a bit because it’s taken that long for it to properly click. Although it won’t quite satisfy anyone (still) craving the…
Transreplica Meccano
László Hortobágyi
Lullabies For Insmoniacs
Re-press! One of last year's most in-demand releases (round these parts, anyway).  "Hungarian composer and musicologist László Hortobágyi, took his first expedition to North India in the late 1960's to record music, study philosophy and learn traditional instruments such as…
Music For Nine Post Cards
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Empire Of Signs
Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale
"In Heldon nobody particularly likes liner notes. However, although the groups’ albums have none they abound, from the very beginning, with clues and often cryptic references. The name of the group, obviously, comes from a science fiction novel by Norman…
Heldon.6. Interface
"The idea in the mind of Richard Pinhas, the driving force behind Heldon, was to produce music 'as cold as a huge block of ice' a vertiginous experience, of course influenced by the ‘Crimson’ trilogy, from Larks’ Tongues In Aspic…
Stand By
"So much ground covered, from learning electric guitar to listening to English blues rock! Let’s not forget that Richard Pinhas, the leader of Heldon, began by absorbing Jimi Hendrix as an adolescent, leaving that behind at the beginning of the…
The Music Lesson / Watcher At The Window
Blue Chemise
I Dischi Del Barone
Carla got us onto this one - haunting, loner DIY/ambient from down under.  "Magnificent 7" from Australia's Blue Chemise that follows up the peculiar, gone-in-a-heartbeat Influence On Dusk LP from early 2017. Taking a more composed approach without abandoning the abstract, uncanny…
Red Lantern At The Kallikatsou
Chi Factory feat. Hanyovan Oosterom
Astral Industries
Two more extraordinary excursions into deepest dub coma from Chi, aka Hanyo van Oosterom, and something of a missing link between Detroit techno and UK DIY (!). It was Rod Modell's (Deepchord) discovery of an obscure old Chi Factory cassette…
Vang Circular
Timo van Luijk & Mark Harwood
Penultimate Press
Timo van Luijk (Af Ursin, Elodie) and Penultimate Press principal Mark Harwood (aka Astor) caught in telepathic congress over a weekend at Kulta Saha studio, Belgium, earlier this year. As we have come to expect of all that van Luijk…
Det Finns Ett Hjärta Som För Dig
Enhet För Fri Musik
Comes two years after 120 (superb) copies of ‘Dokument 1’ on Holidays disappeared in the blink of an eye. Hugo Randulv, Gustaf Dicksson and Dan Johansson, Sofie Herner and Matthias Andersson settle into what feels like their ‘proper’ home on…