Gorlen: Knell 7″ (lathe-cut) and Danny Clay & Greg Gorlen: Brittle (cassette)

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Few weeks ago Cascading Fragments tweeted that they are selling last lathes & cassettes for $1/pcs. Holy hell, purchased these immediately. Experimental drone, noise & dark soundscapes by Gorlen are way too difficult to explain. You have to hear these by yourself. I love these sounds and especially one of his aliases, Black Thread. More than happy with these releases but that was not all.. there was few extra items included..

corlen02I got also Summer Tape (that green cassette) and.. Black Thread’s seven-inch lathe-cut called “Remorse”.. Aargghh, and I thought that one was sold out long time ago! I really appreciate this, man! Now I have a little collection of most interesting noise releases there are (in my opinion). Still I’m going to hunt down every physical releases Sifting Through Shards & Cascading Fragments has ever put out (which might be quite difficult mission though..)

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Just listen..






 

36: The Infinity Room 2x LP (red transparent)

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One of those artists I have been following for years now. I’ve been fascinated by his music since I bought his second full-length, Memories In Widescreen, about five or six years ago. Few releases I have missed during these years but certainly I’m getting those too, some day. With this one I was little late, didn’t wanted to order this from the states nor from Juno Records so I waited for copies artist himself was going to sell. Surprisingly I missed that moment too.. luckily Boomkat got some copies and I managed to purchase my copy via them. Been listening this a lot within last few days and of course I like what I’m hearing, that’s why I bought it. Limited to 300 copies on transparent clear vinyl and it seems that the album is totally sold out now.



 

Nadja: The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A Knife LP

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Latest addition to my collection is this new LP from Nadja, released by Gizeh Records. I’ve been trying to buy their releases since “Dagdrøm” I bought four years ago. Yes, I like their doomed, drone-filled-shoegazing dreamsludge. I have no idea about limitation of this vinyl but on thing I know, it’s available from Gizeh Records. First 50 copies came with this hand-numbered art print like shown in the picture (well, bottom of the print at least). Recommended album.



 

The Eye Of Time: ANTI LP (clear & black, color in color)

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This The Eye of Time’s album was released about year and a half ago and I managed to purchase it just about a month ago. Third vinyl release by this french artist, Marc Euvrie. Music on this album embrace the darkness, it’s a mixture of postrocking modern classical with ambient & drone.. I was stoked about his previous album “Acoustic” and I love this one. It is strange to note that, this album reminds me of the movie “The Thin Red Line”.. Don’t actually know why. This is still available from Denovali on clear/black (150 pcs) and on regular black vinyl (350 pcs). For your information, The Eye of Time’s newest one (MYTH I : A Last Dance For The Things We Love) is up for you to preorder in this very moment at Denovali.

There’s not some other world out there where everything’s gonna be okay. There’s just this one, just this rock” – The Thin Red Line



 

Bersarin Quartett: III 2xLP (white)

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This latest album from Bersarin Quartett is a great example what happens when you receive your purchase with damaged cover. I bought this white-colored version from some Discogs seller few months ago and it arrived with nasty corner damage (because of lousy packaging). I gave some feedback with pictures to the seller, never heard of him since. Solution, I bought a regular copy of from Denovali and changed the covers. Damn I hate people who don’t have any idea of packaging vinyl records.

That issue is now over and done with, so let’s focus on this particularly enchanting album. Third in the row album from this artist who truly can paint most beautiful ambient soundscapes. White-colored vinyl is limited to 250 copies and it is sold out but there’s plenty of regular back-colored  available from the source, Denovali.



 

Cloud Cover: Mirror Me LP (white)

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I can’t even describe the smile on my face when I opened the package holding this most beautiful record inside. All these little extras (baseball card, trivia pursuit card etc..) brought smile on my face and every time I hold this record in my hand I’m still smiling. This is an awesome record by Cloud Cover. This record goes to that same category as Kathryn Joseph’s “Bones You Have Thrown Me And The Blood I’ve Spilled” last year.. Magnificent album indeed, experimental-drone-shoegazing-whatever-awesomeness filled soundscapes and certainly goes to my Top 10 of 2016. Just give this one a listen and purchase a copy (while you still can) from BandCamp. Oh, this is limited to 100 copies on white vinyl so hurry..



 

Puce Mary: The Spiral LP

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While visiting the local record store the other day I asked the owner to recommend some records and he did, one was that Ättestupa’s album I wrote about earlier. I also bought two other records and this latest from Puce Mary was one of those. Really strange record, filled with strange tunes and in some twisted way I really enjoy these soundscapes. Noise, electronics, industrial, experimental are the words to describe this. Not bad at all, I just have to give this a little more time & spins (and we all know where that leads.. me purchasing every damn release this artist have ever put out). available for example from Boomkat.



 

Various: Love Grew Rings Around Me 3×7″

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I so know that this kind of music does not fit in everybody’s frame but I love these tunes. I heard this compilation while visiting the local record store and the owner was playing this. It was his personal copy and was not for sale.. damn. I couldn’t get this out of my mind so later that day I ordered a copy for myself. This is a compilation (released by Posh Isolation) full of experimental, ambient, noise tunes from six different Scandinavian artists. Awesome release. Limited to 350 copies and seems that it’s still available from various places with various prizes.. If you want a copy I suggest you to visit Total Black, just because there you can find this 50% cheaper than for example Lamour Record Store that has copies available for €32.00..



 

Midori Hirano: Minor Planet LP

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Today is a great day to listen this latest Sonic Pieces’ release, Minor Planet by Midori Hirano. Never heard about this artist before and this is what I love about Sonic Pieces, they always manage to surprise me. This Midori Hirano’s album sounds beautiful, it’s an album filled with ambient elements, some may call it modern classical, experimental electronics is what I say. Anyways, I really hope to hear from this Japanese artist in future just because this album surely leaves a mark on my blackened soul. Haunting beauty, limited to 450 copies. I really suggest you to grab a copy while you still can. Available from various locations and here’s some of those places, Anost, Norman Records, Sonic Pieces (at this very moment their site is down because of overload of recent orders)



 

Stara Rzeka: Zamknęły Się Oczy Ziemi 2xLP (clear)

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Woah! I just listened this album through and what a haunting beauty this is! This is the reason why I still keep on collecting records (even though I have been slowing down lately just because of that Terra Tenebrosa’s shipping fiasko few weeks ago). This double album arrived from Poland in sturdy mailer, in perfect condition. Stara Rzeka (as far as I know) is a one-man band of Polish Jakub Ziolek. He is blending different genres successfully in his music; ambient, drone, psychedelic, folklore, noise etc. One of those records you have to experience by yourself..  This awesome album is still available on regular black wax from the source, Instant Classics. Clear copies (like mine) were limited to 100 copies and unfortunately those are already gone. I suggest you to purchase this via BandCamp, because then you’ll get a digital copy along with the psychical one.



 

 

Alessandro Cortini: Spie 12″ (clear)

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Yes, new release from Alessandro Cortini. What can I say, brilliant record this is (like all the previous releases from this artist). There’s two tracks on this 12″ and I find this recording very dark, hopeless.. in other words it’s a beauty. I have no idea of limitation but this is available from numerous stores, for example from following ones Piccadilly Records, Norman Records, Red Eye Records. Grab a copy and step into the darkness. More, please (and soon!)




 

Sink: Ark of Contempt and Anger LP

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Hmm.. actually I did not expected to hear these kind of soundwaves when I purchased this album. Lat time I listened this band they were playing some kind of mixture of droned blackened ambient or something. This time almost all those elements have been replaced with something more like experimental, coldwave, psychedelic, neofolk flavored ambient (hard to say). The most important thing is that I like these sounds. This is limited to 350 copies and available for example from the source, Svart Records.