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Artist: CINDY LEE
Title: Malenkost
Format: LP
Label: W.25th
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Cindy Lee is the brainchild of singer/guitarist Patrick Flegel. While some may know Flegel from his time spent in Canadian experimental indie band Women, Cindy Lee has spent the past four years crafting songs that push and pull in opposing directions -- from tales of tragedy laced with haywire distortion to moments of breathtaking beauty. On Malenkost, Flegel combines everything that makes Cindy Lee so essential: heart-wrenching romantic pleas, rough shards of noise and twilit ballads. Featuring the lo-fi pop single A Message From The Aching Sky, Malenkost sounds like Deerhunter playing The Supremes or vice versa. Superior Viaducts imprint W.25TH presents the first of many Cindy Lee releases. Spectral and timeless, the music of Cindy Lee is hauntingly familiar yet of another plane, a magical collision of Brill Building hooks and uncompromising No Wave. Cindy Lee is intensely dark and cathartic, an eerie fever dream of fleeting, utterly heartbreaking classic girl-group melodies . . . one of the best things we have heard all year." - Gorilla Vs. Bear.

Artist: LARAAJI & SUN ARAW
Title: Professional Sunflow
Format: Double LP
Label: W.25th
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Professional Sunflow is the first-time collaboration between Laraaji & Sun Araw, two colossal forces in contemporary electronic music. Laraajis musical radiance has continued to shine brightly over four decades since being discovered by Brian Eno in New Yorks Washington Square Park in 1979. Sun Araw emerged out of Los Angeles experimental scene in 2008 with transformative releases on a variety of trend-setting labels (Not Not Fun, Drag City and more). The live performances on this double LP - recorded in Germany and Switzerland - combine prewritten elements and improvisation. Laraajis soulful vocals and signature instrument, zither, blend beautifully with the free-floating rhythms of Sun Araws Cameron Stallones (guitar / keyboards) and Alex Gray (computer synthesis) to shape Professional Sunflows unique sound: dreamy layers of percussion, ambient textures and vibrant melodies. W.25TH is proud to present Professional Sunflow as our inaugural release. As a sub-label of Superior Viaduct, W.25TH will focus on inventive sounds from current artists." - W.25th.

Artist: NAZORANAI
Title: Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed
Format: LP
Label: W.25th
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Nazoranai is the supergroup of Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen OMalley. For close to four decades, Haino has been a legendary figure in Japans avant-garde community through his commanding presence in the band Fushitsusha and numerous solo ventures. Ambarchi, a prolific electro-acoustic composer of heavy ambience and hypno-rock, has long stood at the leading edge of Australias experimental music scene, while OMalley remains a principle architect for the drone / doom metal project Sunn O))) in harnessing extreme sub-harmonic frequencies. Collectively, Nazoranai operates as a live recorded collaboration, although Haino is quick to point out the difference between the words nazoranai (which in Japanese calligraphy means not repeating, as in developing a distinct, individual style) and sokkyō (referring specifically to improvisation). In this parsing of terms, the group separates themselves from the free-music scene, which can be just as convention-bound as the established genres from which improvisers hope to escape. On the trios third album, Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed, Nazoranai explore two side-long tracks of superb abstraction. Ambarchi and OMalley provide the perfect brute-rock rhythm section to Hainos recklessly pure expression through instrument and voice. Blurred noise, dark hurdy-gurdy and thunderous harmonics build an accretive mantra of jagged electricity. While Hainos extensive discography resists easy interpretation, he constantly challenges himself to further his art by channeling the unknown. Shifting from his native Japanese to English, he asks: Do you still have a mystery? This existential plea could apply to the artists own deep inquisitions or stand to confront his audience about that which eludes their understanding. W.25TH / Superior Viaduct is proud to present Nazoranais latest work, recorded at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, which marks the bands first release on an American label." - W. 25th.

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