Some might wonder where this alias (mugwumb) I’m using comes from.. Mika Vainio released album called “Olento” back in 1996 using one of his best know aliases, Ø. Seventh track on that album is called “Mugwumb”. For those who does not know, Vainio was one half of Pan Sonic (formerly know as Panasonic) with Ilpo Väisänen. This duo shaped my opinion of electronic music totally with their first full-length “Vakio”. Listened that album about thousand times during my time in […]
Amazing news is that Denovali is repressing these almost impossible to find releases from awesome The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. I remember purchasing an original copy of this twelve-inch via Discogs few years ago, just to return it back to the seller (was in quite bad shape). Since that I have been waiting secretly that maybe one day some one is releasing this on vinyl again and now that day is here. These are still available (on clear vinyl & limited […]
Lately I’ve been purchasing releases where Mika Vainio has been involved and here’s one again. Back in the days I had this “Keimola E.P.” by one of Vainio’s aliases, Kentolevi, but I sold it years ago (probably because I needed money for beer or something..). After ordering that Pan Sonic’s latest release I decided to go after other Vainio releases and then I found this “promotional” copy of Keimola E.P. from Discogs. As shown in the picture above, cover has […]
Went down to local record store last Friday just to check out if there’s something new & interesting releases available. After half an hour of digging & chitchatting with the owner I ask him to recommend something and he pointed out this album. Swedish artist performing some kind of experimental, avant-gardish drone or something, hmmm sounds good I thought in my mind. Album was stored vinyl (in inner sleeve) and cover separated inside plastic sleeve and I decided to take […]
Haa.. my obsession to Panasonic / Pan Sonic / Ø / Philus / Tekonivel / Kentolevi etc. everything that has something to do with Mika Vainio forces me to purchase releases like this one. After all hearing Panasonic (Mika Vainio / Ilpo Väisänen) first time twenty years ago changed my perception of music in general. That twenty-years old indie-hipster (former metalhead) experienced a heavenly intervention while hearing Panasonic’s Vakio for the first time. I was totally sold, it was an album that […]
This came earlier this week, Discogs purchase and didn’t cost that much. I came across with this artist few years ago and still I have way too many of his album on my wantlist (Steven has also released several records as Ulaan Markhor, Ulaan Khol & Ulaan Passerine). As all in his records the soundscapes on this mini-album is cinematic, abstract, experimental.. psychedelic, folk music from some parallel reality.. beautiful release. More. Please. Available for example from Greatest Hits Mailorder. — —
Here’s that 1/3 that came undamaged and will be added to my collection. Latest album from Lumisokea (finnish word and means snowblind). I really love these abstract, experimental tunes and listening this kind of music calms me down. At this very moment I’m sitting on the bus my headphones plugged tight to my ear canals, staring at that snow-covered landscape. Awesome travelling music. Grandma, here I’m come. This one is released by Opal Tapes and available for example from Boomkat, Norman […]
What can I say.. this record is near perfection when talking about experimental & abstract music and hey, this was originally released over 40 years ago!. Thanks to Cinedelic Records for repressing this on vinyl. If some one out there does not know who this gentleman is, I suggest you to Google this group he was involved, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Anyways, this is a quality package with velvet hardcover gatefold, limited to 500 numbered copies (100 copies on beige […]
Then it’s time to return back to the darkness. Latest record from Alessandro Cortini and fifth one I own from this mastermind. There’s a good reason why I keep purchasing his records, these are absolutely stunning!. Dark, abstract, electro-ambient or something like that.. I have praised this gentleman so many times before and will continue doing that in the future. Stunning masterpiece of darkened synth-ambient. Initial copies came on white vinyl and It’s quite obvious that these are already sold […]
Maybe I’m not one to say anything about this band. Listen for yourself and feel free to purchase this long-play from The Flenser (like I did). This band does whatever they like and still it sounds brilliant in some twisted way.. on this album we go from experimental black metal to abstract noise filled void. Oh, I’m still looking for their “Kurdaitcha” album, so if some one out there has a copy to sell I would be very interest! Why […]
Few years ago I ordered an album by The Caretaker, “An Empty Bliss Beyond This World” and I was totally blown out by the beauty of that record. It was something I had never heard before and I was forced to find out more about this artist. Yep, artist was Leyland Kirby and here’s one of his records. I missed this one when it was released and since then I have been hunting this down and few weeks ago I […]
After Ashes And Blues, album by The Void Of Expansion, I wanted to know more about Dirk Serries & what he has been doing before. Then yesterday I decided to visit the record store nearby and pick a copy of Vidna Obmana’s “The Ultimate Sign Of Burning Death” on vinyl (Obmana, one of Dirk’s aliases). Somehow the owner of the store managed to change my mind and recommended to purchase this box set. So here I am, standing on the […]
Yes, third vinyl release from this artist I have managed to get my hands on. And I know now that I will hunt down those previous releases in a way or another.. I really love these experimental, abstract tape loops, sounds, everything my ears managed to process while listening this lovely seven-inch. This one is limited only to 24 lathe cut copies so maybe it’s time for You to do something? Available from Cascading Fragments.. And highly recommended one! —
Rotary Signal Emitter by Sculpture. This zoetropic picture disc was released in 2010 and is still available from Dekorder.. I do not know if this is a re-press or what but I decided to purchase this anyway and considering the prices on Discogs, this was quite cheap. Abstract & experimental music collaborated with awesome visual effects. Not bad purchase at all and I have to admit that I like this better than their latest seven-inch, Plastic Invinite (one I purchased […]
And of course these two. These also brought smile to my face (been waiting for these to arrive). Both are released by Serein (this company is becoming one of my favorite when talking about ambient, drone, classical records). Colorlist is limited to 100 copies and Nest is limited to 500 copies (cost only £4.00!) and both are available still from Serein. Recommended releases (like all this company is putting out!). Oh, and check from the picture below how this company ships […]
Another one from Matthew Collings. Like his debut this record does not follow any “familiar” song structures and that makes this one a very interesting journey. Using strings and brass elements on this record makes it sound comforting when the wall of sounds, cracks took over. This record requires very intensive listening moments. This is not music for elevators, this is music for you and your headphones. Limited to 150 copies on silver and 200 pieces on clear vinyl, available […]
Woah! I didn’t see this coming. I know that Fluid Audio released this on CD last year but I skipped that automatically because of the “wrong” format. Damn I’m happy that I purchased this now on vinyl, released by another awesome record label, Denovali. And once again I gambled, bought this without hearing a note before today (little white lie here, actually I did listen few seconds from the first track before I purchased this) .. I’m in love with […]
I know that I have been praising Horseback lately quite a lot (some may think too much) but I can’t help myself. I got this album few days ago (hmm.. actually it was yesterday) with few other albums (Gates, Locrian, Horseback..) and my Horseback collection on vinyl is nearly complete, only missing that split 7″ with Locrian (another favorite band of mine as some may already know now). But few words about this release, I love this collaboration. Very experimental […]
Woah! Just look what I got today! Awesome experimental/folk record with some banjo tunes (oh, I love that instrument). This might be the record of the year to me. There is something dark lurking beyond these tunes, embraced by hopelessness and something unknown. Post-apocalyptic folk? Soundtrack for those lonely days when you are standing on the beach, staring at the sea and hoping something to happen.. I love this record! This is limited to 250 copies on clear vinyl. There […]
And this one came today. Sculpture and their latest picture disc. There has been a hype around this one since it was released.. because it’s zoetropic picture disc.. Funny thing is that this band has released these zoetropic discs along the way. Let’s not forget that this disc actually contain some awesome music on it, abstract and experimental. Yes, I bought this one, not because of zoetropic feature, but because of music on it. Let’s not forget what matters. My […]
And then we have this gentleman, Leyland Kirby. I can clearly remember the first time when I heard some tunes from him (The Caretaker and The Empty Bliss Beyond This World), very shaking moment. His last album as The Stranger was awesome (still is) and then this 12″ came. Breaks my heart each time as the title says. Seems that what ever this artist does, turns to gold. This is limited to 200 copies on clear vinyl, rest are on […]
Wow!! This awesome piece of art came today and oh, how I have been waiting for this to arrive. I found this from BandCamp, listened one song, then another and another.. And obviously I had to purchase this. Awesome record, experimental-folk-I-do-not-even-know-how-to-describe record, twisted. You better listen this to yourself, you wont regret it. I do not know about limitation but this is available from the source Hit+Run Records. There are few options available single LP or bundled one (LP+cassette). Choice […]
Little easier music for the soul, comforting and warm tunes. Even though there are some religious nuances on this record, I do not mind. Most of those black metal bands are singing about devil etc. so it’s same thing reversed, if you believe in devil, then you obviously believe in some kind of god. Anyways, let’s forget those religious aspects. For me this is as the title says “Wintersongs”, soundtrack for these snow-covered days. This one is released first time […]
One of those purchases that I did today (I actually went to physical record store and bought few records there). I’m little ashamed that I have skipped this artist earlier.. Well, today I just picked this up randomly (had some money to waste), and yes, not that bad purchase at all. Very interesting twelve-inch record indeed. I like. —
And this came from Own Records today. I came across this one when I was hunting treasures on BandCamp. Final blow was when I read about this from OMG Vinyl blog. It was obvious that I had to have this. Ambient/experimental/abstract album and sounds awesome (in my honest opinion) and I think that you should try this, honestly. Limited to 300 copies and available from Own Records (and if you visit their BandCamp page, you might find more and more […]
And this one, that came today. Nice little record filled with excellent/amazing tunes. If you are tired of listening those mind melting metal records of yours, I recommend you to listen this record for a while. Abstract folk/world/country is the genre this album is floating and I like this one. I do not know the limitation (on their BandCamp site it’s stated as 200 copies) of this album. It seems that initial copies of this album had 11 offset prints […]
Uuh.. This one came earlier this week. Utterly awesome experimental/avantgarde/punk/noise debut full length from Keuhkot. This artist is one of his kind. Album was released by Finnish underground label Bad Vugum and as far as I know, there are very limited quantity of this record floating around. I’m still searching the first seven-inch from this artist (in reasonable prize). This kind of stuff I used to listen in my teenage years :) And here is what this artist is about […]
This was among those other records I mentioned in my earlier post. This came from Thrill Jockey, released by Umor Rex. Beautiful record filled with ethereal noises from far far away. This is limited to 300 copies and the tricky thing was that initial copies (170) came on this color, rest 130 copies are black. This breathtaking album is available from Thrill Jockey.
Oh, got this one today also. Very interesting release (first release from Le Cabanon Records). It’s quite refreshing experience to hear sounds like these trough headphones after spending the whole weekend listening blackened metal. Have to recommend this one, damn good release in my opinion. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and available from label’s BandCamp page.
whuuu.. This one also came today from Boomkat. I’m not that familiar with Grouper (Liz Harris), I actually bought this because of Lawrence English. But after all I really like this one, not that bad purchase in my opinion. This is limited to 400 copies but as we know, there will be re-press after re-press. Anyways, really haunting beautiful record. Recommended.
Actually this update is about Necro Deathmort’s upcoming 12″ “EP1”. But let’s get back in time few years.. I bought this CD from Bandcamp few years ago and I was (still am) convinced about awesomeness of this album. Had to say that I spent numerous hours sitting in the train listening this with my headphones on. Then few days ago I read Tweet (thanks to “themightychew”) about their upcoming 12″ on vinyl. There is no question, I had to […]
Well, now I have to admit that I’m not that familiar with Ulver’s music, actually I don’t even remember hearing any of their music before this one (shame on me). The thing is that there are millions of bands and so little time.. Nice to meet you Ulver, I think that today our journey just begun. This is a deluxe lent edition of this record. Limited to 100 copies on purple vinyl included poster, 7″ booklet, CD and card individually signed […]
Little darken electronics this time. This twelve-inch came today and I have been listening this now for a while and yes, I really like this record. Abstract twisted electronic music.. sounds nice? No idea about limitation but if you find this amusing then go to Boomkat and pick your copy, while you still can.
Yes! This finally came today and I’m quite happy about it. I just loved “Badlands” album and this also sounds amazing, beautiful lo-fi garage rock record. Do not know if white vinyl version is still available but you can purchase this album for example from Boomkat.
Just found this from my record rack, it has been there nearly two years and now it’s time to give it proper spin, at last. Really like these sounds floating around my cranium. This is limited to 700 copies on black vinyl. Availability, well, you can find plenty of copies from Discogs..
Bought this record few years ago after hearing few sounds from the record. This is kind of abstract post-everything album, acoustic improvisation. You can snag this album from Experimedia on sale there) if you like. I like a lot.
hmm.. Purchased this few years ago and still fascinated with these sounds. Some kind of dark-modern-classical-ambient-folk. I don’t know about pressing limitations but this is random multi-colored vinyl so every record is unique. Available from Experimedia, and it’s on sale there ($10.40). Recommended, highly.
And what can I say about this record.. This might cause you everlasting headache but some totally strange way I really enjoy listening this totally torn apart record. This is limited to 500 copies and initial copies came on red, translucent vinyl. If you want total ear-torture, you can purchase this easily from Discogs (and there are also red copies available if you fancy that color).
Sometimes I really like to listen noise like this. There is something magical on these droned waves in the air. If I’m not totally wrong, this is limited to 500 copies and available from Norman Records and from Blackest Rainbow. Recommended, highly.
Even though I always try to proof myself that I like metal and punk etc. I just wonder how these ambient-experimental-electronic records found their way to my rack. I don’t know much about music, genres, or anything but I know when I hear something beautiful. Listen to yourself. Available from Forced Exposure, and of course you can find this from Discogs.
And yes, with this release YRSEL takes you far away from your comfort zone. This is really interesting recording released by Aurora Borealis. This goes straight to that category where Sutekh Hexen and Horseback etc. are floating. Maybe this goes much further.. Limited to 350 copies and is available from Aurora Borealis.
I remember hearing some dark ambient when spending my time in public library (they had a marvelous music collection) nearly 20 years ago. Those days I found so much new music and I’m grateful of that. These modern classical / ambient records are nowadays in everyday rotation. This is beautiful record. Initial copies came on white vinyl, rest are black. You can get your hands on this jewel at Anost.
It’s little weird that I have addicted to these drone, ambient, experimental recordings. There was times that I use to skip all this kind of records. Nowadays I’m with open heart to anything interesting, and this is awesome record, in my opinion. Limited to 200 copies and is available from Stashed Goods.
About six months ago I purchased this one from Boomkat (if I remember right). Very disturbing record :D and I love it. This is limited to 500 copies. If you like this, you can found this from Discogs and US residents can found this diamond from Experimedia! And with these tunes you can clear your years:
Latest from Sankt Otten, released by.. Denovali. I know that this might take few spins to get familiar with, but it’s certainly worth that. Lovely record indeed. Limited to 100 copies on ultracelar and 200 on black vinyl. Available from Denovali (both versions).
I never thought that I would someday like this kind of music, synthesizers, yuk! But here I am writing kind words.. Yep, beautiful release (surprise, released by Denovali), amazing cover art and the music itself.. thumbs up. Limited to 500 copies on vinyl (100 x ultra clear with white & red splatter, 100 x red/grey vinyl with a/b effect and 300 copies on black vinyl). All versions available from Denovali.
Bersarin Quartett and their second album, released by my favorite record label Denovali. I remember when I purchased their first album from Denovali, I was amazed about that record. And same happened with this one too. Limited to 350 copies on this color variant and 650 copies on black vinyl. Available from Denovali (both versions).
It’s amazing how my music taste has altered during these years. Always been metalhead (deep inside) but urge to find that ultimate song, record, tune is driving me to explore between genre zones etc. This is one example about great recording. Bought this nearly a year ago, little disappointed about postal system because this came with few seam splits, corner dents etc. Limited to 155 copies individually inscribed and numbered. This is sold out item.
Bought this more than a year ago and I have to admit that I haven’t paid attention to this one as much I should have. Very interesting record and I like it a lot. This is limited to 150 copies on clear and 250 copies on black vinyl. Black one still available from Norman Records.
And another treasure from Boomkat earlier last year. Weird tunes from the past. This one also is limited to 500 copies (one time pressing). Available from (for example) Dusty Groove. Seems to be quite popular vinyl because many distro/webshop has sold this out. Make your day, try something new, like this one (even though this is re-press of the record that saw sunlight first time about 40 years ago)!