Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones: Astrild Astrild 2xLP (green/grey merge)


And here’s one of my favourite Denovali artists, Dale Cooper Quartet & Dictaphones and their latest full-length “Astrild Astrild”. Actually I missed this totally when it was announced but hopefully I found a copy via Discogs (and got this near original prize). This is my fifth album from this group and still I love their modern-cool jazz-classical music. It’s this atmosphere here on these albums I’m in love. This album was released on green/grey merge (limited to 150 copies), on red (limited to 150 copies) and on regular black vinyl. As you can guess, those colored variations are long gone but you still can get that regular version from example from the source, Denovali. Recommended one!


The Caretaker: Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 2 LP (blue)

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Breaking the silence with this new one from The Caretaker. This is the second album from the series of six albums. Surely I know that this kind of music ain’t for everyone (dark ambient, classical, experimental) but it’s close to perfect if you ask me. I still remember hearing The Caretaker for the first time, I think it was via Boomkat because I immediately ordered a copy of  “An Empty Bliss Beyond This World”. Those soundscapes on that album were so familiar.. And suddenly I realized one film with similar music on the background of few scenes.. If you listen carefully, you might hear what I’m hearing..

Awesome record once again from The Caretaker (Leyland Kirby) and surely I’m going after those upcoming records. You can listen/purchase first two albums (digital versions) from this series via BandCamp. f you are after physical copies and don’t want to pay those Discogs prizes I suggest you to check out Forced Exposure (US), they seem to have some copies (on black wax) of available. Recommended!


Christoph Berg: Conversations LP


For you to know, I still love to listen some ambient/modern classical/electronic music even though lately this blog has been full of stoner/doom/psych/space/rock/whatever posts. I have aways been a huge fan of releases by Sonic Pieces, these handmade cardboard/textile packaging & beautiful records from awesome artists. Latest release is this from Christoph Berg (aka Field Rotation). I have been following his recording history since 2011 and still I love these records, still I love to listen to these tunes. My way to escape from this hectic world, put my headphones on and let these tunes embrace. Sold out from various sources bu if you still fancy a copy, head straight to Anost (they still seem to hold some copies).


36: Tomorrow’s Explorers 12″


Starting this weekend with latest release by 36 called “Tomorrow’s Explorers”. Smooth modern classical, ambient tunes painting beautiful soundscapes. One of my favourite artist’s when talking about this genre. This twelve-inch is my 11th vinyl release from this artist.. so it’s quite obvious I kinda like these tunes. Tomorrow’s Explorers is limited to 250 copies. I thought this was already sold out but there’s still copies available from hhv.de

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


Midori Hirano: Minor Planet LP


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)


Jóhann Jóhannsson With Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: End Of Summer LP (silver)


Soundtrack for the film, End of Summer. This record arrived few weeks ago but I haven’t had a time to listen it until now. And it sounds.. beautiful, in my opinion. Thing with these soundtracks is that you either like them or not, it’s that simple. I bought this for a reason, and I really like these soundscapes. There is this version on silver-colored vinyl (limited to 200 copies) and regular black wax version available. Boomkat seems to have some black copies available, Anost still have both versions.


Niels Mori: Aftonland LP


If you like classical, modern classical played with piano this might be the one you want to purchase. Thanks to retter for this one, once again (I’m spying this gentleman via BandCamp). Really awesome little record from Niels and I’m very, very happy to own this beautiful record (limited to 99 copies according to BandCamp) and I really hope to hear more from this artist. Just check out this one and if you like what you hear, go for it (like I did)! .

Ben Chatwin: The Sleeper Awakes LP

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And finally I managed to get a decent copy of this record on my hands (had those problems with damaged packages earlier..). Anyway, this is Chatwin’s first release under his own name (he is better know from his project called Talvihorros) and surprisingly I did not hesitate purchasing this after I listened few tunes from the album. mesmerizing modern classical/drone album indeed. If I remember right this album is limitd to 500 copies (correct me if I’m wrong) and available for example from Boomkat (EU) & Forced Exposure (US). Recommended one.

Gareth Davis & Steven R. Smith: The Line Across LP


If you like to listen drone,  improvised, experimental modern classic music then you can’t go wrong with this album. These two gentlemen, Davis on clarinet & Smith on guitar, manages to create fascinating soundscapes with their beloved instruments. Beautiful record, limited to 500 copies and still available from alt.vinyl

I bought my copy from Discogs seller and if you look closer the picture above, you can see why I was little disappointed when this copy arrived. Top right corner of the cover was badly damaged and it can be seen on the picture even though I tried to fix it (cover, not the picture). I should have bought this straight from the source..



Egisto Macchi: Nucleo Centrale Investigativo LP (on white vinyl + 7″)


And another awesome repress from Cinedelic, outstanding “Nucleo Centrale Investigativo” from that same gentleman, Egisto Macchi. Soundtrack from some Italian police TV series from 1974.. Hell yeah! Action music as it says on the label of that seven-inch. Experimental/abstract/classical music.. from 1974 (damn, I wasn’t even born yet). Limited to 400 numbered copies and 100 of those are pressed on white vinyl. Available from Cinedelic (quality release indeed).

p.s. Cinedelic also knows how to package records for  shipping, I really appreciate that!

Moon Ate The Dark: Moon Ate The Dark I + II 2xLP

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Hey, this is a good one (if you like experimental classical stuff). Released by Sonic Pieces and on this double vinyl there actually are two different albums (I + II) combined.  This is limited to 350 copies and it seems to be sold out everywhere. I really love this series of records with handmade cardboard/textile packaging that Sonic Pieces is releasing.. beautiful records. Recommended!

Brambles: Half-Gramme Holiday 12″ (single-sided, white vinyl & print on B-side)


I picked this from the post office few hours ago. Certainly one of the most interesting artists when talking about modern classical/ambient. Somehow I managed to purchase this ultra limited release (only 55 copies on single-sided white vinyl with print on B-side) from Fauxpas Musik last week and I’m glad that I did because this sold out very quickly. Beauty this is, certainly. Sad thing is that there is already one copy for sale on Discogs, for nearly hundred euros..


Nest: Retold 2xLP (clear)

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This week starts with this one, Retold 2xLP on clear vinyl. This clear version was available for those who preordered this album (I don’t know what was I thinking back then when I skipped that growdfunding thing totally). Well, anyways I now got this clear version here, on my hands. There were few copies available to order few weeks ago on Serein‘s BandCamp site (spotted that via twitter) and surprisingly I couldn’t resist purchasing one. Beautiful modern classical/ambient album in deed, actually this is amazing..  According to Discogs, this is limited to 250 copies and about 180 of those are on clear vinyl.. so you know, those 70 remaining copies on black vinyl.. aarghh, I do not even wanna think about that on collectors point of view.

I was little horrified when I picked this up from Postal office because every corner of the mailer were smashed in.. (same thing was with that Brambles album few weeks ago)


But the thing here is that Serein is using mailers with “bumper zones” and these zones do exactly what they are designed for.. protect corners of the cover. It’s awesome that mailers like these are getting more and more popular nowadays, yes!!


Poppy Ackroyd: Feathers LP (on clear vinyl)


Yep.. at this moment I really believe that my earphones have integrated with my ear canals. Second album from Poppy (known also as a member of Hidden Orchestra) and second one I own. I already know that I’m going to spend numerous hours with this modern “classical” album like I did with the debut one. Yep..this sounds awesome, I suggest that you listen this with your headphones on and you might have this same problem with ear canals as I do. This clear one is still available from Denovali and surely there’s also this “regular” black edition available. Oh, this cost €17.00 + shipping from the record label mentioned above but some people are already selling these clear copies on Discogs for double the price.. How lame is that?

Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones + Witxes: Split 12″ (on clear gold vinyl)


Hmm.. Now I have to say that here we have a very interesting split album, interesting indeed. Cooper’s Quartet & The Dictaphones have been one of my favorite groups since their first album, Parole De Navarre, and I have enjoyed their dark atmospheric soundscapes since then. With Witxes this split release is near perfection. These tunes would fit perfectly on some of those upcoming Twin Peaks episodes.. Dark, droned, experimental & almost brooding atmosphere on this release (with some hazy jazz tunes included). Nice. This is limited to 150 copies on colored vinyl ( I assume..) and rest available copies are on black vinyl. Recommended one and available still from Denovali’s webstore!

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


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..

Brambles: Charcoal LP


I admit that it has been little quiet here on my blog recently but there’s obvious reason for that; I haven’t received that much records lately and about my weekly list.. it will continue at this upcoming weekend.

But let’s check this nice looking set on the picture above. Brambles – Charcoal LP that I picked up from the post office earlier today. I ordered this one.. hmmm.. can’t even remember when it was. Anyways, it’s finally pressed on vinyl and it’s here, on our kitchen table, in front of me. And I love it. This painting has been painted with modern classical brushes and then soaked in to a vase filled with ambient soundscapes. Limited to 250 copies but sad as it is, it’s sold out from the source, Serein. Oh, there might be some kind of opportunity to get a copy though, check out Brambles Facebook page. This little record saved my week and Thanks to Serein for releasing, packaging (secured) & shipping this treasure to me. Recommended one, diamond.

Philip Glass: Candyman [Original 1992 Motion Picture Soundtrack] LP (clear yellow)


Candyman, candyman, candyman,candyman, candyman… Picked this up from the post office earlier today. I never ever thought that someday I’ll find myself buying soundtracks.. like I do nowadays. This I had to have just because this film caused me numerous nightmares, sleepless nights and for some time I was afraid of mirrors.. hey, that was years and years ago (here I am trying to convince myself..) Hahaaa :)

This is released by Light In The Attic and limitation of this one goes roughly; 500 copies on silver mirror, 500 copies on  bee striped, 1400 copies on black vinyl and then there is this  transparent yellow version (Clive Barker exclusive, surprisingly sold out) limited to 100 copies. Horrified soundtrack and at least regular copies are available from various places, Light In The Attic, One Way Static, Boomkat & Norman Record for example..

Myrmyr: Fire Star LP


I know that this is a steal but I got this modern classical/experimental/ambient piece for only £4.00 from Under The Spire. What can I say, excellent record for these snow filled days & everlasting darkness. Love the atmosphere on this little black disc and I’m still surprised how in hell I have managed to skip this record so many times before. This is limited to 200 copies and You can get Your hands on this via Under The Spire. Recommended one and while You are visiting the site, check those other available items too, You won’t regret.