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Artist: COURTIS, ALAN
Title: Los Galpones
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Los Galpones is the latest solo full-length release conjured by the prolific Buenos Aires-based composer Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis). He has straddled the international noise underground and the academic-centered modern composition scenes since the early 1990s. As a solo artist, with the Argentine experimental group Reynols, and in collaborations with Pauline Oliveros, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Lasse Marhaug, Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear), Okkyung Lee, and Daniel Menche among others, Courtis has amassed an impressive discography. This latest album contains four dark and grimacing industrial-tinged drone pieces. Employing the electric guitar, the violin, springs and other found objects, Courtiss soundscape is at times oppressive and dense -- perhaps a reflection on the post-industrial urban landscape of his native Buenos Aires. This album should be played loud." - Fabrica.

Artist: CULVER
Title: Gateshead Graves
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USa
Price: $18.00
"In the crowded field of guitar droneworks, UK musician Lee Stokoe could be said to be hidden in plain sight. For two decades, his solo project Culver and in-house tape label Matching Head have produced a consistent stream of releases without approaching anything near household-name status. This is due in part to a workmanlike, low-profile approach to recording and releasing music, despite time served in the mighty Skullflower. And then theres the music itself: unpolished, unsettling, a history of textures divorced from any linear notions of progress. Prolific as Culver has been, "Gateshead Graves" marks only the third instance of Lee filling 24 inches of grooved real estate on his own (after the obscure "Route of Aesthetic" lathe cut and the oddly elusive "Dead Winter Blood" LP). It features two side-long tracks that put the listener first in the hold of a ship bound nowhere good and then in an aircraft headed in roughly the same direction. Volume and isolation recommended for an appropriately immersive experience. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering (Grouper, Sublime Frequencies, Mississippi Records). Limited edition of 200 on black vinyl with hand-numbered insert." -Fabrica.

Artist: FIRST, DAVID
Title: Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 1: Études For Acoustic Guitar
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Fabrica Records announces the first volume in the Same Animal, Different Cages series by American composer and improviser David First. On Études for Acoustic Guitar, First twists and bends notes from his steel-string acoustic guitar, an instrument traditionally associated with American folk, country and blues music. And in fact, those genres are central to Firsts explorations here, constituting portions of a palette that also encompasses jazz and Indian classical music. In this series of stylistic hybrids, an expansive tonality is propelled with rhythmic authority. The effect is similar to that of tape manipulation, or to the challenges posed to the inner ear by Phil Niblocks shifting dissonances. Its almost as if the room itself speeds up and slows down as First performs in it, anchoring himself in three humble dimensions and letting time do what it will. The Same Animal, Different Cages series serves as the latest chapter in the oeuvre of a musician whose defining quality is arguably his curiosity. First asks the right questions, and there are no wrong answers. Subsequent volumes in the series will include similar explorations on analog modular synthesizer, harmonica, sitar, computer, voice and electric guitar." - Fabrica.

Artist: FIRST, DAVID
Title: Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 2: Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"On this second installment in the Same Animal, Different Cages series of tonal investigations, David First dons his no-madder-than-you scientists lab coat and proceeds to fire up and overheat his newest subject, a Korg MS-20. The resulting six tracks are characterized by rapid-fire analog oscillations, relentlessly and exuberantly pitched up and down to suit their performers curiosity. Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer is synth-based experimental music rooted in actual experimentation. Once again, First delivers two sides of vinyl that are equally hypnotic, intriguing and challenging." - Fabrica.

Artist: LUCIERNAGA
Title: Sleeping/Wandering
Format: 7"
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
“The 7" comes in a hand-numbered edition of 100 copies on transparent vinyl with letter-pressed covers. There are four different variants of the album cover using a different photograph. Includes free mp3 download of Sleeping/Wandering 7" EP + extras.
"Sleeping/Wandering" is Luciernagas vinyl debut. This limited edition 7" EP contains extended and alternate versions of the tracks "Sleeping Green-Eyed Girl", from the recent "To The Centre..." limited edition cassette released by UK label Invisible City and "Wandering June", from the self-released and now sold out "Tile II" limited edition cassette.
The alternate version of “Sleeping Green-Eyed Girl” showcases Luciernagas penchant for constructing beautifully expansive work from a core of shimmering drones and occasionally dissonant passages. Gorgeous music stretches out above a hypnotic loop as he carefully layers delicate, crystalline feedback-like sounds atop. The result is a song that glistens away in a beautiful slumber befitting its dream-like title. On the flip sides extended “Wandering June”, Luciernaga again builds from a foundation of gentle, but not necessarily delicate loops of sound, to which he adds a heavier, bowed string like drones and hints of feedback. This almost meditative loop evolves with time, and with him processing the sound at times into what could be a jaunty whistle, there is a whimsical subtext to his overall serious composition.
Luciernaga is the experimental ambient music project of Chilean-Brazilian by way of Brooklyn artist Joao Da Silva. A former hardcore punk front man, guitar player, and zine editor who took an active role in Santiago, Chiles hardcore-punk scene during the early 90s (theres even a full-length documentary about it!). Joao turned to "droning guitar electronics that can vacillate significantly between dark terrors and bright, shimmering expanses of sound" (Brainwashed.com) after moving to NYC in 2008. He has since released a series of limited edition cassettes and CD-Rs on various labels in the U.S. and abroad. Luciernagas music was recently featured in “Circle In The Rock” a short-film directed by Ellis Bahl and starring Brandon Sexton III.” - Fabrica.

Artist: RAMBUTAN
Title: Inverted Summer
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"The full-length vinyl LP debut of Eric Hardimans (Century Plants/Burnt Hills) solo project. As Rambutan, Hardiman has released a steady stream of quality material on a variety of underground labels since 2007. Subtly bridging realms of noise, dub, psych, drone, minimalism, and musique concrete, Rambutan brings listeners into a unique sonic headspace that finds common ground between bliss and dread. Utilizing various electronics, synthesizers, tapes, guitar, and bass, Inverted Summer is a sprawling, wide-angle piece of work, yielding deep zones of textural soundscaping that can soothe and unsettle in equal measure. Inverted Summer captures Rambutans thick, dubby atmospherics in all their glory, revealing Hardiman to be a sound artist whose improvisational techniques are as formidable as his sense of structure and development. These are alien soundtracks for the recombinant generation, just waiting for you to disappear into them." Edition of 300 on black vinyl. Includes free download code. -Fabrica.

Artist: RODMAN-MELCHIOR
Title: Melchior-Rodman
Format: Cass
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Fabrica is honored to present this split cassette release pairing Letha Rodman-Melchior and Dan Melchior-Rodman, probably the most musically prolific and loving couple since Johnny and June. Lethas side includes nearly 35 minutes of new music that builds on the work from her previous releases under her own name and the Tretatam moniker creating dream-like collages of sound made up of room ambience, films and songs playing in the distance, field recordings, and her own instrumentation. Dan Melchiors side is an attempt to encapsulate a dream, or a journey, or any human experience that involves repetition and periods of incoherence (all of them?) Contains recordings of an infamous outsider musician manipulated to the point where it ceases to matter who he is. Also contains a recording of Tom Lax saying Yeah. Play loud for maximum impact or dont play at all. All sales from the 100 copies of this pro-dubbed cassette will be donated to the Letha Rodman-Melchior cancer fund." -Fabrica.

Artist: TOBACCONISTS
Title: A Secret Place
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“The Tobacconists are Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company/Swill Radio) and Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek/Korm Plastics).

In 2005, Frans joined Idea Fire Company on their European tour (as documented on the "Vital - Live In Europe" CD). Four years later, Scott F. returned to Europe to screen his feature film "Heres To Love" and reconnected with Frans to form The Tobacconists. An intensive week of rehearsals yielded six new pieces of music, followed by a European tour and a proper studio recording. These new pieces became "A Secret Place."

"A Secret Place" differs from their first LP by its inclusion of bass guitar, rhythms, and synthesizers. Scott Foust calls himself a "one man Dome (Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis post-Wire project) promotion army" and admirer of Gilbert & Lewis recorded output of the 1980s, but hes not alone: both Mike and Frans are massive fans too, so they decided this new record should have some of those signature Dome bass lines and general playfulness.

Released in an edition of 300 LPs on "transparent green" 180 gram vinyl in collaboration with Portugals A Giant Fern. Only 100 for the US.

Recorded by Scott Foust, Frans de Waard and Mike Popovich in April 2012 at Geluidwerkplaats Extrapool and mixed later on in 2012 by Frans de Waard, assisted by Scott Foust. Mastered by Jos Smolders @ Earlabs. An Tone Four Giver was commissioned by Gogbot Festival and is dedicated to the memory of Anton Viergever (1958-2012). Smoking Is Green. Ahoy!” - Fabrica. Artwork by Carlos Costa and Iria Cunha. Photo on the label by Jolanda Kempers.

Artist: TURCO, WREN/NAEE ROBERTS/GAMBLETRON
Title: Transparens
Format: Triple Cass
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Transparens" is the first in an a series of cassette-only artist-curated series that will be released on Idle Chatter, our cassette-only partner label. Released in an edition of 100 and packaged as a 3x Cassette pack which includes a download code.
Transparens was curated and designed by Wren Turco: 
"For this series, I chose powerful, diverse, female contributions by artists producing interdisciplinary work in the fields of audio and visual composition. Gambletron and NaEE RoBErts are two individuals that I feel are breaking boundaries in these fields and I am so honored to be working with them. The artwork was created from a sequence of transparent sculptural projections that gradually mutate in motion. The three images used were taken from a current project I’m working on entitled, Jelly Sins". - Wren Turco The artists featured on "Transparens" are as follows: GAMBLETRON is a queer interdisciplinary sonic artist and musician based out of Montréal. She is known for noise-electronic improvisation, multi AM Radio Theremin, roving radio transmitted “Field Trips”, performance based radio installations and experimental “Noise Karaoke.” Gambletron is a musical scavenger collecting technical run off, incorporating analogue, digital, old, new, and unlikely technology into her art. Gambletron has toured internationally and participated in various festivals and residencies around the world. She can be found performing and collaborating in numerous projects on Constellation Records. NaEE RoBErts is an audiovisual project by Norwegian visual artist Sandra Mujinga. Mujinga has performed as NaEE RoBErts in both music and art contexts internationally. She currently lives in Malmö, Sweden. "Summer Care" will be NaEE RoBErts first cassette release. - www.sandramujinga.com/naee-roberts WREN TURCO, contributing artist to and curator of TRANSPARENS, is a Florida-born minimal electronic composer and visual artist. Working seamlessly against the primitive geometries of her visual output, Turco’s audio works consist of stark, oscillatory miniature set-pieces of analog electronic texture." - Fabrica.

Artist: TURMAN, ROBERT
Title: Beyond Painting
Format: Double LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Now on vinyl for the first time, one of Robert Turmans most cohesive and hypnotic recordings from circa 1990. Robert Turman began making sound experiments in the early 70s employing reel-ro-reel tape, cassette decks, an Arp synthesizer, drum sequencers, multiple string and percussion instruments, and whatever else he could scavenge. In the late 70s he co-founded NON (along with Boyd Rice), but left shortly after the release of Mode of Infection/Knife Ladder 7" to focus on composing and releasing his own music on limited-edition, and now extremely rare, cassette tapes. Robert has collaborated with art rockers FZ13, post-apocalyptic industrialists Z.O. Voider, and more recently Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes, Nevari Butchers), Neon Depth and Jandek. Beyond Painting, with its 72 minutes of haunting lo-fi ambience, is probably one of Roberts most accomplished recordings. Layers of meditative synth loops, guitar, and eastern tinged melodies, all beautifully delayed, bring to mind blistering desert landscapes, high-tension cold war era spy action sequences, and dark cavernous sounds. Originally recorded in 1990, these tracks did not see the light of day until 2010 when they were self released on a limited run of 100 professionally printed and duplicated CD-Rs. Beyond Painting follows in the footsteps of the recently reissued "Flux" cassette on LP (Spectrum Spools). Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Mississippi Records, Sublime Frequencies, Grouper, Wooden Shjips, Yellow Swans) at Stereophonic Mastering. Edition of 500 on 140grm black vinyl in full-color gate-fold jacket." - Fabrica.
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Artist: TURMAN, ROBERT
Title: Macro
Format: Cass
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
2013 release. "Brand new 30 minutes of music by american ambient/noise/industrial pioneer Robert Turman (NON/Z.O. Voider/FZ13). Limited to 100 pro-dubbed copies with full color j-card." - Fabrica.
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Artist: TURMAN, ROBERT & AARON DILLOWAY
Title: Blizzard
Format: Double LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $37.00
"Recorded in the midst of an actual extreme winter weather event, Blizzard conjures the early synthesizer experiments of Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream combined with the gritty reel-to-reel tape manipulations long employed by both Aaron Dilloway (Hanson Records / ex-Wolf Eyes) and Robert Turman (founding member of the pioneering industrial outfit NON and a celebrated solo artist in his own right). As the story goes, Blizzard was recorded in January 2009 during an Ohio snowstorm which hit on the very day that Dilloway was preparing for a move to Michigan. Alone, his wife and child already settling into the new place, and stranded in a cold and empty house, he was welcomed into Turmans home. They decided to make the best of the occasion and hunkered down for a few days of late-night recording. Crawling synth drones and looped effects keep things bleak throughout. The wind gusts outside are strangely regular. Snow scratches at the windows more rhythmically than seems natural. Are those woodwinds or animal calls? Are the streetlights obscured by blown branches, or are they slowly strobing? Suddenly a normal house in a common Midwestern blizzard feels like a house stalked by a sentient storm, bearing down for a final freeze. Throw another log on the fire and make yourself comfortable for the last time. Blizzard was originally released on CD by Hanson Records in 2009. This first-time vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies." - Fabrica.

Artist: UNICORN
Title: Playing With Light
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Issued a decade ago as a CD on Housepig, Unicorns beautiful and sinister album "Playing With Light" is re-introduced to listeners as a rearranged and remastered LP. Unicorn is WT Nelson, known previously as party to 90s avant-hardcore outfit Man is the Bastard and its spawn, the prolific Bastard Noise. "Playing With Light" features three tracks originally prepared to accompany short films by Stephanie Miller, and, interspersed with standalone compositions, works cohesively to limn a world where the alien oscilloscapes of Bastard Noise merge with earthy synths and electric mandocello. The album opens with a transfixing music box motif that wouldnt be out of place ushering in the opening credits of a vintage thriller. In "Spots," the 10-minute centerpiece track, a mostly unaccompanied synth melody uses syncopation to create the impression of stumbling through darkness. "Clay & Fire" threatens to burst into full-bore power electronics territory but doesnt; the narration we hear is not a transgressive confession but instead a factory workers discovery of pottery as a respite from his labor. From there the record offers an electronic crescendo before resolving in the almost-comforting "Far Away; Close To You," which trails off in Morse code blips clearly transmitted but only possibly received. "Playing With Light" is unique in Nelsons discography and is entirely deserving of this vinyl reincarnation. "Rhodes, Electric Mandocello, Various Trogotronic Electronic / Electro Acoustics Prototypes & Field Recordings." Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk and presented in an edition of 250 copies with download code." -Fabrica.

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