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We have been fans of Bloom Offering’s work for some time now, and it delights us to no end that we have the opportunity to present her debut LP, which also happens to be her best work to date in the album Episodes. Bloom Offering is the synth-wave / blighted electronic project of Seattle’s Nicole Carr, who has steadily honed her abilities in sculpting sharply cold electronics and declarative vocals set upon propulsive spines of whipcrack snares and throttled kick drums. Episodes strikes us as the refinement and culmination of those motifs into a compulsive communion with bleak noise, dark-eyed melody, controlled rhythm, cathartic release and emotional drainage.

The ever prolific Fossil Aerosol Mining Project has patiently sifted through the damaged remains and bygone refuse from the late 20th century pop culture of America. The Helen Scarsdale Agency works once again with Afterdays Media to offer another brilliant missive of their foggy ambience and haunted abstractions on The Recounting Of Night Time.

Bloom Offering
Episodes // LP / Digital
release date : November 30, 2018

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
The Recounting Of Night Time // CD
release date : November 30, 2018



Recently published:

Ekin Fil Maps // LP / Digital
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.

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:.

Stelzer/Murray
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.

and later...

Junkie Flamingos Lemegeton Party LP
Francisco Meirino Instability LP
Alice Kemp : LP
various On Corrosion


On tour:

Jim Haynes
November 18, 2018 : Sacramento Audio Waffle // Sacramento, California
more information here
February 16, 2018 : Coaxial // Los Angeles, California
details to follow

Francisco Meirino
December 7, 2018 : C.C.S. // Paris // solo set and with Nina Garcia and Antoine Chessex
more information here

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