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The Agency is once again honored to present the work of Istanbul's Ekin Fil. Our fourth production with Ekin, Maps quietly continues her complex dream-pop compositions, following her very well received Ghosts Inside LP as well as the acclaimed soundtrack to Inflame. The saddest songs of The Durutti Column excised of rhythm and those few plunges into sorrow by Harold Budd make for apt comparisons to Maps, in addition to the drone-on classics of Grouper, Slowdive, and Sarah Davachi. Orders are now being accepted by clicking on the album cover below.

Ekin Fil
Maps// LP / Digital
release date : August 17, 2018

Recently published:

Fosil Sangiran Pasar Fosil // Cassette / Digital
Fosil Sangiran Khayal Kuno // Cassette / Digital
The pseudonym for Seattle polymath Matt Shoemaker (1974-2017). The two recordings that have been uncovered from his archives under this moniker were recorded during a lengthy sabbatical in Java, Indonesia between 2012 and 2013. Though these works both operate very clearly within Shoemaker's aesthetic, he choose to operate under this moniker to provide a clarifying distance from what he believed to be his commonplace birth name. Sangiran refers to the UNESCO world heritage site in Indonesia where numerous archeological discoveries have been made providing insight into the understanding of early human development. It's an apt metaphor to his churning arrays of psychotropic sound design, which give the allusion of being distressed from aeons of jungle rot.

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
August 53rd // LP / Digital
Continuing their post-industrial dialectics through their "songs of enhanced decay and faked resurrection," the Fossil Aerosol Mining Project has been quietly producing such works since the '80s with a uniform brilliance in the exquisite reconstruction of exhumed cassette tapes and moldering 35mm film stock. August 53rd harbors the rich enigmas of distressed sound collages found in the work of likeminded artists such as Philip Jeck, Felicia Atkinson, and of course Fossil Aerosol's occasional collaborators :zoviet*france:.

Connector // Cassette / Digital
Stelzer/Murray is the duo of Brendan Murray and Howard Stelzer, two stalwarts of the Boston noise / experimental scene over the past two decades. Through destroyed tape and long-view compositional strategies, the two manifest an irradiated, almost Kirlian glow through Connector's slow accretions and erosions amidst the soaring crescendos of compacted tone and vacant shadows of mechanical thrum.

Fossil Aerorol Mining Project
The Unlistening Place // CD
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project are an enigmatic lot, comprised of sonic archeologists residing the American Midwest. Their work spans several decades and is almost always in flux through the variable states of contextual re-investigation and technological degradation. Aesthetically, FAMP align with the post-industrial research of :zoviet*france:, Cranioclast and Robert Turman.

and later...

Bloom Offering Episodes LP
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project : CD
Alice Kemp : LP
She Spreads Sorrow : LP
Francisco Meirino Instability LP

On tour:

Robert Millis
November 9-11, 2018 : Sublime Frequencies Festival // Paris
information pending, but check the SF website as the time draws near

Francisco Meirino
September 19, 2018 : Instants Chavir├ęs // Montreuil // duo with Eryck Abecassis
December 7, 2018 : C.C.S. // Paris // solo set and with Nina Garcia and Antoine Chessex
more information here

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We highly recommend that customers outside the North America make their purchases from these distributors, as the shipping costs have gone up dramatically for first class and priority to cross the border of the United States. In 2016, the rate increase was on average 21%. We cannot incur losses for this increase, and unfortunately this gets passed onto our beloved customers. If the shipping calculator through Paypal (which has always been a very blunt tool) over charges you, we will refund the difference upon calculating the exact price. If the shipping calculator under represents the cost, we may ask for an addition charge to cover the shipping. We do apologize; and again, we highly recommend you contacting any of our distributors to inquire about our products.

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