Michael Tanner: Suite For Psaltery And Dulcimer LP

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And after blackened, doomed, stoned, psyched records it’s time to sit down and let these atmospheric soundscapes to ease your mind. Latest release from Michael Tanner aka Plinth is filled with ambient, drone, experimental & minimalist folk tunes carrying you some distant place where you can rest your troubled mind. Beautiful record. Limited to 300 copies and sold out from the source, Kit Records but seems that Norman Records & Juno both has some copies available to purchase.. beauty.



 

 

Lubomyr Melnyk: Rivers And Streams LP (clear)

Lubomyr Melnyk - Rivers and Streams

It sounds so easy, obviously if you have five thousand fingers. Latest (?) album from Lubomyr Melnyk (pianist/composer) released by Erased Tapes. You guessed right, this is classical music, what else can I say. This is a beautiful record and at least now it’s time for you to throw away preconceptions when talking about classical music. This clear version is limited to 500 copies (also available on regular black wax) and still available from Erased Tapes. Try & buy it.

Illuminine: #1LP (white)

Illuminine

And then this absolutely beautiful ambient/contemporary/classical album from Illuminine! This is one of those little treasures on my voyage through sounds and space. I came across with this album when I was going through Denovali’s distro, listened a tune, googled the artist, listened few tunes more, purchased the album. It’s that simple. Recommended one, highly. Comes on white vinyl and is limited to 500 copies. Available from the source, Zeal Records. You can also pick this up from Denovali along with some other awesome stuff..

 

Carlos Cipa: All Your Life You Walk 2xLP (on royal blue vinyl)

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Beware, this album is about classical, modern classical. Carlos and piano, what else you need? It’s pointless for me to say anything about this album, anything else than it’s so beautiful.. I could listen this artist playing his instrument for hours and hours and hours.. Few years ago I was amazed about his debut album “The Monarch And The Viceroy” and now this latest.. I like this, I love this. Still available from Denovali (limited to 250 copies on this colorway). Just listen..

Bing & Ruth: Tomorrow Was The Golden Age 2xLP (hmm.. colored)

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This double album by Bing & Ruth also arrived few days ago. I don’t really know what version this is because as far as I know the other disc should be on purple vinyl (so is this repress or what? I honestly thought that I was purchasing colored version with one purple and one blue disc..). Interesting. Yep, and about the music on these discs, this is minimal, classical ambient. Music for late evenings and like so many other records, this needs headphones to get all out of these tunes. Colored version of this record is limited to 100 copies and it’s sold out (and I mean the version with blue & purple discs), this version I got is probably some kind of mutated repress or something.. or maybe this is just a regular version of this album, don’t know. Beautiful record anyways. Available (regular one) from RVNG and Anost, for example.

 

Eduard Artemiev: The Mirror / Stalker LP (OST)

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I spotted this release on Denovali’s distro and decided to purchase this with those labels own releases I have already written about on this blog during last few days. So many times I have said that I don’t care that much of these soundtracks but it seems that I have to take back those words. And about this record, beautiful (surprisingly). This was must buy for me because of Stalker (one of my all time favorite films). I do not know about limitation of this but it’s still widely available, for example from the Superior Viaduct (US). Classic.

Lubomyr Melnyk: Corollaries 2xLP (clear).. UPDATE 03/25/14 and no seam splits anymore

UPDATE 03/25/14, no seam splits anymore, today arrived replacement cover to this record. I really appreciate this because I did not call for a new one, I just emailed some pictures and expressed my feelings about packaging. Thank You Erased Tapes, this is customer service at its best! 

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This beautiful album from Lubomyr came also today. Awesome sounding record that was on my “wantlist” too long before I made my mind and purchased it. I’m glad that I have this now but not that happy about how it was delivered. I asked to ship this one records taken out of the cover just to avoid these possible seam split issues.. and well, you can see how it came out (even though it was packaged well, records were inside the cover..).

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Hmm.. this was not “cheap” record to purchase and I assumed that I’ll get what I ordered, mint condition records with mint condition cover, I was wrong. Sad. But one thing is clear, the record is amazing!

Eluvium: Catalin LP (opaque cream)

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And after sludge time comes time for ambient/drone sound waves. If I’m not totally wrong, this is the first Eluvium release on vinyl (I know that there is this split one with Jesu but I do not count that in), so thanks to Temporary Residence for releasing this awesome looking package. Composed for an art exhibit by Charles Long, two songs and nearly 40 minutes of glory. Hope that some one somewhere will release that “Nightmare Ending” album on vinyl too.. And this one, limited to 300 hand-numbered and signed (by Charles Long) copies, sold out quite fast and if you are ready to pay, you surely could find a copy.. I have to admit that when purchasing this I had second thoughts, damn I’m glad that I came to my senses..

No music clips available but if you are not familiar with this artist check this from previous album, Nightmare Ending.

Fabrizio Paterlini: The Art of The Piano LP (white)

Fabrizio Paterlini

And what we got here today, classical, contemporary music played with piano. Did not see this coming? Well, my music taste is not tied to some genres or styles, I listen to music I like, music that touches. I admire those who have skills to perform their music with instruments they obviously love, like this artist. I’m glad that I did purchase this one, certainly has its special place in my record shell. I suggest you to step out of the comfort zone that surrounds you and give this record a good spin. Limited to 150 copies on white vinyl (seems to be his first release on vinyl) and available from his BandCamp site. Recommended.

Rauelsson: Vora LP

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Hmm.. I nearly missed this one.. Beautiful record, it just took me little time to realize how gorgeous this is. Once again music for your headphones. Breathtaking beauty and nearly missed this.. huh. Limited to 350 copies. I bought my copy from Discogs (Angel-Records) and delivery took only one day (nearly 2500 km) plus customer service is exceptionally awesome. Very happy with this one. Recommended, both Rauelsson and Angel-Records.