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Artist: WESTERN STANDARDS
Title: Energy Centre
Format: LP
Label: Western Standards
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Combining atmospheric drones with dissonant guitars and carefully layered electronics, Western Standards paint an audio landscape as inspired by the early pioneers of tape manipulation and minimal composition as it is by contemporary artists use of cutting edge technology. Presented to the listener as a 12 inch, 33.3 RPM vinyl album, Energy Centre consists of 7 untitled pieces and is housed in a black die-cut jacket designed by Western Standards. The album is strictly limited to 110 hand numbered copies worldwide and will include a link to a high quality digital download. So far its been compared to Brian Enos collaborative work with Cluster and Emeralds." -Western Standards
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Artist: WESTERN STANDARDS
Title: Space Is A Place
Format: LP
Label: Western Standards
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Space is a Place, the second release from Western Standards, continues the mysterious journey that began with 2010s Energy Centre, which was praised by Boomkat Online as “a lovely slab of hazy, impressionistic audio landscaping… one of those albums that almost manages to pass under the radar undetected, but really deserves some wider attention”. Comparisons have been made to Tim Hecker, Roedelius and Evan Caminiti, just to name a few. The new record is comprised of carefully orchestrated tape loops and drones, Kosmische-inspired electronics and heavily processed bass and baritone guitars. Six tracks. Thirty-eight minutes. Thirty-nine seconds. Features artwork designed and assembled by Western Standards. Limited to 110 copies, includes CD-R of the album." - Western Standards
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Artist: WESTERN STANDARDS
Title: Unraveling Designs
Format: LP
Label: Western Standards
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
“Whereas most other music squabbles for your attention whilst it plays, Unravelling Designs is content to remain in your subconscious mind, gently seducing you in an unhurried manner. The steady swelling of opener Recognition is a welcoming crescendo of highly atmospheric textures, seguing perfectly into the bubbling Down From The Sea, which is certainly one of the most carefully conceived and expertly executed numbers of the growing Western Standards repertoire. The monumental title track is the natural centre-piece of the album, like a single ebbing tide of hypnotic magnificence, replete with layers of gradually developing sound-effects and awash with droning ambience. As the song builds to a wonderfully understated climax, the hidden majesty is gradually revealed during an enormously satisfying conclusion. The insistent pulsing of The Needle is a pleasing contrast to the positively ghostly harmonics which sweep in and out of the mix before settling back to a simple, undulating loop. The following Terrain demonstrates some of the harshest textures present on Unravelling Designs, a veritable orchestra of horn like interjections, boldly metered above a fog of hazy distortion. Comparatively, the beautiful closing number Smokewalk is a borderline triumphant series of near musical harmonics which jangle and chime to an appropriately beatific finish. One of the more refined albums of the year but also one of the most rewarding.” - Tommy Dski, pocketjury.net.

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