Recordings from The Helen Scarsdale Agency

Stelzer/Murray HMS 045
Stelzer/Murray Connector Cassette $7.00

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... more


Ekin Fil HMS 044
Ekin Fil Inflame OST Cassette $7.00

Istanbul's drone-pop producer Ekin Fil turns her sites to the big screen for the first soundtrack in her impressive catalogue of recordings. Less informed by the retro-garde aesthetics of Carpenter and Argento, the spectral electronics of Inflame's soundtack finds its neighbors in the skeletal sprawl of Raime and the darker ambient propositions sponsored by Posh Isolation... more


Fossil Aerosol Mining Project ADM 020
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The Unlistening Place CD $12.00

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. Mildew damaged tape loops, ghostly time-lag accumulation and the excavation of mediated sound from suburbia's failures are key components to the Fossil Aerosol's working process... more


Ekin Fil HMS 042
Ekin Fil Ghosts Inside LP $18.00

Ekin Fil is the acclaimed drone-pop chanteuse working with the sparest of materials in her ethereal, shoegaze deconstructions. Ghosts Inside stands as her most arresting recordings to date, written during a period of personal despair with an oblique poetry of sadness cascading through the songs. It's an introspective sound, completely turned in on itself and tuning out the socio-political tumult of her native home in Istanbul. In confronting psychic distress, heartache and depression... more


Kate Carr HMS 041
Kate Carr The Story Surrounds Us Cassette $7.00

Australian Kate Carr melds the exquisite details of her field recordings with an ephemeral approach to the song. Emblematic of her work is a gentle dislocation between the environmental sounds and her drone-dub ellipses of somnambulant melody. Look to Carla dal Forno, Alan Lamb and those moments of clarity in the shapeshifting ethos from Jewelled Antler for neighboring sounds to Carr's chimerical compositions... more




Jim Haynes HMS 040
Jim Haynes Throttle & Calibration Cassette $7.00

Throttle and Calibration finds Jim Haynes digging through the Active Crossover archive of field recordings from Soviet ruins in Estonia and grotesquely exaggerating the details into exploded compositions of volatile dynamics, nerve-exposed dissonance, caustic shortwave signal abuse, and a considerable amount of scarred metal. Marked as one of the more discordant works to date in Haynes' career, Throttle and Calibration finds company near the atonal compositions from Hermann Nitsch and the sour, industrial collages that pock the Nurse With Wound catalogue... more


Relay For Death HMS 039
Relay For Death Natural Incapacity 2CD $20.00

Relay For Death are the twin sisters Rachal and Roxann Spikula, whose noise mantras transcribe the harsh realities of urban blight that complicate and threaten their own survival. Their industrial meditation recognizes abjection, horror, and defeat as the prevalent conditions to existence. Even as a declared rejection to those conditions, Natural Incapacity is engulfed in a bleak nihilism constantly churning back upon itself. Grizzled antecedents can be found in the apocalyptic works of Maurizio Bianchi, Kevin Drumm's Imperial Distortion, and Organum's Vacant Lights... more


Ekin Fil HMS 038
Ekin Fil Being Near LP $18.00

Born Ekin Üzeltüzenci and based in her native Istanbul, she cites the shoegazing classics (Cocteau Twins, Cranes, Slowdive, etc.) as her earliest influence, seeking out worn issues of Melody Maker or NME from second hand shops and trading cassettes with friends and fellow enthusiasts. This Proustian obsession with rainsoaked melodies from the British Isles blossomed into a foundation for her own art. Being Near aches with beautiful and elegantly simple arrangements for guitar and electronics saturated in cavernous amounts of reverb, whose semi-mystical blur extends well into the vocal melodies... more


Francisco Meirino HMS 037
Francisco Meirino Surrender, Render, End CD $13.00

First and foremost, Surrender, Render, End is an electro-acoustic dialectic, unremittingly engaged in a pugilist conflict between art and accident.The Swiss noise-composer Francisco Meirino posits the album as a metaphysical puzzle of manipulated tape, atonal synthesis, and concrete sound. He is quick to point out that these are more than field recordings, better stated as an extreme amplification of natural phenomena. Think Luc Ferrari, Peter Tscherkassky, and the aktions of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe... more


Fossil Aerosol Mining Project ADM 019
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Revisionist History CD+DL $20.00

In the observation of three decades of obscure, faked resurrection, we are pleased to announce the release of Fossil Aerosol Mining Project's Revisionist History. The recordings on this album are hybrids, created by the grafting of old artifacts onto new material using recently devised studio processes. New sounds of the past, articulated through the devices of an unimagined future... more


Himukalt HMS 036
Himukalt Conditions Of Acrimony Cassette

This prolonged electrical cramp marks the first published recording of Himukalt aka Ester Kärkkäinen. Her work is exhaustive, claustrophobic, and cryptic, with these lacerated (de)compositions address collapsed psychological states that dislocate the body, the self, and the spirit into horror, fear, doubt, hostility. Such have marked the acme for the most virulent strains of power electronics and industrial decay (e.g. Puce Mary, Anenzephalia, Maurizio Bianchi, Maria Zerfall, etc.)... more

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Kate Carr HMS 035
Kate Carr It Was A Time Of Laboured Metaphors Cassette

The field recordist and lucid-dream composer Kate Carr conjures a liminal art, seeking to articulate the remembrances, the concrete fact, and the deliberate exaggerations of detail, all in the pursuit of addressing the human interaction with the environment. This album from Carr intertwines the lugubrious wash of environmental detail with the dissolved songwriting described in the distant past as 'rural psychedelia' rendering an aesthetic in the orbit of :zoviet*france: or as the dub of a dub of a dub abstractions from Dome... more

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Grant Evans HMS 034
Grant Evans Brittle Cassette

Beacons of monochord guitar. Radiant dispersions of glare and trill. Compacted bowed metal resonance. Interstitial ecological sounds from water, bird, and tree. Exhumed cassette minimalism. Such is the vivid unfurling of Brittle -- a meticulous and wondrous bricolage of the exploded organic. Parallels to be found in Chalk, Organum,Toniutti, and Grzinich. Grant Evans hails from the northeast corner of Georgia, from where he has produced an impressive array of works under various aliases and in collaboration with his wife Rachel... more

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Fossil Aerosol Mining Project HMS 033
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 LP $18.00

Over the years, the Fossil Aerosol Mining Project has collaborated with :zoviet*france: -- the semi-anonymous cabal of pseudo-ethnomusicologists into our pre-apocalyptic past that could easily be seen as Fossil Aerosol's British counterpart. With The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971, the Fossil Aerosol Mining Project reconstitutes dissociated fragments from nearly-lost genre films of the 1970s, filtered by scratched celluloid, bad splices, dropouts, and damaged control tracks... more


Radioson HMS 032
Radioson радиосон Cassette

Electrically charged currents of caustic drone from Radioson, a project operated by the same Russian engineer behind Five Elements Muisc and Exit In Grey. The sound harken from a position of clinical detachment over the psychic and physical detritus that spills forth in his homeland. The occasionally kosmiche turns for electronic sequencing are a unique take on the Schnitzler / Schulze strategies from the '70s, though mapped out on antiquated Russian synthesizers, tape machines, and of course radios. But the exhumation of things past and the parapsychological aesthetics parallel the best work of Andrew Lagowski's S.E.T.I. and Schloss Tegal... more

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Richard Garet HMS 031
Richard Garet 60' Minute Cassette Cassette

Crude electro-acoustic strategies are at work in the tape-on-tape monolith that is Richard Garet's 60' Cassette, with the artist declaring his intentions as such: "100% treated audio cassette material. some blank. some erased. some demagnetized. etc." The conceptualization of this work as a reframing of one particular medium through its applied / accelerated disintegration is only the album's beginning... more

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Jim Haynes HMS 030
Jim Haynes Scarlet Cassette

The analog tone generation and shambolic futurism harken to an earlier era of industrial immolation on Scarlet, with Haynes' echolalia of Le Syndicat, Mika Vainio, and Martin Rev stridently tracing and electrically bleaching the forms of those antecedents without the benefit of drum machine, sequencer, and whatnot. Bruitisme, indeed... more

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Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson HMS 027
Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson So Long CD $13.00

So Long quietly simmered in his head of the Icelandic artist Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, best known for his electro-surrealism in Stilluppsteypa; and with the completion of this album, we now have a sublime gesture of polar impressionism flecked with hallucinatory ambience, Vaseline-smeared crackle, and hauntological displacement... more


Simon Whetham HMS 029
Simon Whetham From The Mouths Of Clay Cassette

Following on from a 'recreation' of “I am Sitting in a Room”, British sound-artist Simon Whetham applied this technique to a selection of 3 prehispanic burial urns and 3 examples of more recent variations on this theme. The internal resonances were captured and then played back inside the urns utilising small speakers, or through them using transducers, the process repeated to uncover tones held within the clay and the space within... more

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Taiga Remains HMS 026
Taiga Remains Works for Cassette LP $18.00

Here be the final drone / hypnogogic statement from Taiga Remains. The man behind Taiga Remains has now shelved this moniker; but he's far from hanging up his hat, as he now works under his given name Alex Cobb -- also known as the philosopher king who benevolently reigns over his Students Of Decay. There are those at the Agency who can claim to speak with the poetics of corrosion, and we have long admired the sympathetic aesthetic in Cobb's gorgeously elegant compositions for guitar, bells, tape hiss, and whatnot... more


Robert Millis HMS 025
R Millis Relief LP

Our man Millis is a Climax Golden Twin and a noted curator of globe trotting / time traveling esoterica, amongst other accolades. A fever dream of blurred harmonics and ethnomusicological spelunking, Relief is a polyglot raga-drone of daytime somnambulism and psychedelic slipperiness that speaks to the uneasy borders at psychological, cultural, and geophysical states of being... more

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The Slaves HMS 023
The Slaves Ocean On Ocean 2LP $22.00

The luminous sound of The Slaves made evident on their double LP opus Oceans On Oceans of radiant shoegazing heaviness that have earned them numerous comparisons to Earth, Slowdive, Grouper, and Barn Owl, whose Jon Porras opined on this album: "Hovering above the weighted disposition of Doom and below the consolation of Shoegaze, the duo transmit a burdened grace that unfolds like a radiant mammal writhing in black water..." more


Murmer HMS 022
Murmer What Are The Roots That Clutch CD $13.00

Patrick McGinley aka Murmer overlaps and crosshatches his field recordings and abstractions into acousmatic passages with ghostly, half-melodic qualities. McGinley's composed pieces embrace lithe, mysterious drones whose mossy, damp atmosphere perfectly situate with tactile crunches, tactile events, and signal noise generation. Eels and leaches would not be out of place in such an environment; but the subaquatic murk snaps into a hallowed manifestation of ritualized minimalism at the album's finale -- one that LaMonte Young and Angus Maclise might have conjured in 1968 with clattering percussive elements and a hypnotic blur of harmonic drone... more


Jim Haynes HMS 021
Jim Haynes The Decline Effect 2LP $20.00

Parapsychology introduced the notion of the decline effect as a statistical phenomenon of diminishing results whilst investigating extra-sensory perception and psychokinesis. This ontological disappearing act stands in allegorical parallel to the entropic art of Jim Haynes and frames his 2011 opus of the corroded drone and a compacted disintegration of sound. On The Decline Effect, Haynes' broken minimalism orbits somewhere near the work Joe Colley, The Hafler Trio, and Tim Hecker... more


BJ Nilsen & Stilluppstepa HMS 020
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppstepa Big Shadow Montana LP $15.00

The fourth brilliant collaboration for Helen Scarsdale between BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteupe, Big Shadow Montana cycles through several sonic themes and leitmotifs, displayed in varying states of clarity... as if it were the aftermath from a protracted bout of metaphysical channel surfing. Flickered impressions flash in conjunction with Breton's manifesto of Surrealism in the form of the memories from happily drunk escapades in the heart of winter, the sidereal spells cast by the innerspace travelers Klaus Schulze and Coil... more


RV Paintings HMS 019
RV Paintings Samoa Highway LP $15.00

Brothers Jon and Bryan Pyle are RV Paintings. The latter known best for his ongoing work as Ensemble Economique and his mythic presence in the Starving Weirdos. Here, the brothers seem to be plugging their guitars and electronics directly into the moss, soil, and mycelia of the Humboldt forest. Echo-soaked flutes, maudlin strings, scabrous noises unearthed from the bottom of the Pacific, and a cinematic arcs of guitar shimmer complete the beautiful and haunted miasma of Samoa Highway that falls somewhere between Taj Mahal Travellers, Organum, and The Caretaker... more


M. Holterbach & Julia Eckhardt HMS 018
M. Holterbach & Julia Eckhardt Do Undo (in G Maze) CD

Belgian composer Julia Eckhardt has been building an archive of recordings, comprised of long-form viola pieces played exclusively in G. Her recordings seek the rich if occasionally dissonant overtones that have been central to the minimalist works of Tony Conrad, Phill Niblock, Eliane Radigue, and Ellen Fullman. And in his reconstitution of her recordings, French sound-artist Manu Holterbach populates his compositions with field recordings whose turbulent textures and bristling movements sympathetically weave amidst the rasping drones from the viola. more

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Spiracle HMS 017
Spiracle Ananta 2CD $15.00

In constructing the two variations of Ananta, Hitosji Kojo (aka Spiracle) began with finely tuned drones extracted from a Dilruba and a Sarangi, and applied a process of merging sympathetic field recordings and other tonal interferences alongside those instrumental sounds. The resulting pieces are elliptically static drone compositions that brightly shimmer with hues of gold, crimson, and aquamarine following the tradition of the Roland Kayn, Yoshi Wada, and Charlemagne Palestine in constructing pieces which require endurance... more


irr. app. (ext.) HMS 016
irr. app. (ext.) Kreiselwelle CD $10.00

irr. app. (ext.) is piloted by one M.S. Waldron, whose liminal slippages and detourned croons are featured within the recent incarnations of Nurse With Wound. Kreiselwelle is the third and final installment to a body of works that irr. app. (ext.) has composed under the influence of Wilhelm Reich. The resulting recording develops as an organic sublimation of one sound transforming from one state into another and then another... more


Matt Shoemaker HMS 015
Matt Shoemaker Erosion of the Analogous Eye CD

For Erosion of the Analogous Eye, Matt Shoemaker waves his hands about his laboratory to construct an ever-evolving album for mutant dronemuzik. His electrical seas of synthetic bristling undulate with placid regularity, only to find Shoemaker contorting these brain-melting psychedelics into cancerous, atonal bellows. Out of his allotropic shifts, one can find swells of irradiated static transform into the graceful chime of temple bells; and electrical phase patterns slip into deep forest murmurings dotted with narcoleptic birds calls. A brilliant album, prescient of the revival for progressive electronics currently underway in the flood of US post-noise projects.... more

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Loren Chasse & Michael Northam HMS 014
Loren Chasse & Michael Northam The Otolith CD $10.00

The recordings of Loren Chasse and Michael Northam begin and end with the great outdoors. Yet, the well-documented wanderlust of these two kindred sound artists is only part of the equation. Field recordings of wind, water, and stone intertwine and hybridize within private rituals of droning psychedelic ragas that return as a folklore reiterating the mystery of the natural world around us. The Otolith speaks as a bramble of fence wire and chaparral scrub oak, acquiring an unkempt collection of rubbish, cobwebs, insects, and soil within its tangle... more

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BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa HMS 013
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa Passing Out CD

The Nordic sound artists BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa have authored the last component to a trilogy of isolationist compositions for barren field recordings and lumbering electric drones, thematically linked in the psychotropic effects of alcohol. Passing Out is a crepuscular recording, with the flickering of twilight further dimmed by the distant Arctic sun in wintertime and the blackened numbness of too much drink. With one singular track that spans 60 minutes, a nearly constant thrum and rumble of monochromatic low frequencies casts a grim pall upon the precisely dialed-in modulations and vibrations... more

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Omit HMS 012
Omit Interceptor 2CD $14.00

Omit is the nom de plume for Clinton Williams, an electronic musician who has been quietly toiling in New Zealand for a good portion of the past two decades around NZ free noise community. However, Omit’s home-spun constructs widely detour as an unwieldy mousetrap of tape-loops, modular electronics, anddrum machines.  Interceptor is the result of an experiment whereby Williams worked with a portable studio in building this life-support system grid of overlapping, phase-shifted blip and click. An undertow of hypnotic tonalities pulls those rhythms towards a crepuscular gloom. Orbiting the likes of Mika Vainio, Klaus Schulze, and Chris Carter... more


Murmer HMS 011
Murmer We Share A Shadow CD $12.00

Murmer is the pseudonym for Patrick McGinley, a man with several passports which have taken him to many a foreign land in search of found sounds of the unsettled, the forgotten, the mysterious, and the beautiful. We Share A Shadow spirals his manipulated field recordings as a slow revelation of the environmental sonorities that undeservedly go unnoticed each and every day... more


Matt Shoemaker HMS 010
Matt Shoemaker Spots In The Sun CD

Matt Shoemaker's Spots in the Sun is a grotesque, sonic landscape with details exaggerated out of proportion and narratives folded upon themselves in a magnificent abstraction of electro-acoustics, rarified field recordings, and particulate matter plucked from ether.

In light of the death of Matt Shoemaker, The second edition of Spots in the Sun is available at no cost. Customers merely have to pay for shipping on this item, or it will be shipped free of charge when bundled with other titles... more

     

Jim Haynes HMS 009
Jim Haynes Telegraphy By The Sea CD

Haynes has forged this album of mangled field recordings and droning techniques perched at the allegorical intersection of electromagnetic landscapes and meteorological phenomena. Here, it is not uncommon to find exasperated blasts of air bellowing in harmony with a swarm of mechanical locusts and a tumbling landslide of jagged rock. If comparisons must be made, perhaps Telegraphy By The Sea parallels William Basinski at his most fortified or The Hafler Trio at his least arcane.... more

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BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa HMS 008
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa Drykkjuvísur Óhljódanna CD $10.00

Clattering electronics scurry across the barren sounds like death-watch beetles upon the tundra; and creaking doors offer something much more foreboding than what Pierre Henry envisioned for musique concrete. Drykkjuvísur Óhljódanna adheres to the psychological dis-quiet through sound design that Alan Splet provided for Eraserhead or that Nurse With Wound achieved on Salt Marie Celeste. Yet for all of their tendencies for brooding and desolation, BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa retain a compulsion for a glacial beauty through their intoxicated visions of the sublime... more


M.S. Waldron, Steven Stapleton, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Jim Haynes, and R.K. Faulhaber T HMS 007
M.S. Waldron, Steven Stapleton, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Jim Haynes, and R.K. Faulhaber The Sleeping Moustache CD $10.00

An epiphany of controlled disorder, a convulsion of beauty, a cascade of thought from delirious minds, The Sleeping Moustache is an exquisite manifestation of sound poetry scattered into a tortuous collage mired in an oblique melancholy. Magnetic tones extracted from the ether, mechanical sounds smeared into a lugubrious growls, horns trumpeting straight out of John's Book of Revelation, ululations sliced into information overload that Schwitters himself would be proud of... more


Spoonbender 1.1.1 HMS 006
Spoonbender 1.1.1 Stereo Telepathy Academy CD $10.00

"…governed by chance operations and the 'third mind' technique. Spoken text was taken from one film, overlayed onto images from another film, and the score was composed while viewing a third (and secret) film source. The synchronistic results appear to be intentional." Spoonbender 1.1.1's collision of artforms mirror that of William S. Burroughs / Brion Gyson classic The Third Mind. Spoonbender 1.1.1 radiate an inverted telekinetic minimalism of undulating tones buttressing spoken text from Cronenberg's Stereo, a faux-documentary detailing a surgical procedure for the advancement of telepathic communication... more


Omit HMS 005
Omit Tracer 2CD $14.00

As with the previous work from New Zealand's Omit for Corpus Hermeticum and Anomalous, Tracer is an antiquated behemoth, constructed from analogue synthesizers, primitive drum machines, homespun electronics, and numerous effects pedals. Simple wooden rhythms trot, trudge, and even glide along taut metric grids hotwired with bursts of mechanical splutter...more


BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa HMS 004
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa Víkinga Brennivín CD $10.00

The first outing between BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa results an existentialist allegory in which the three drunkenly stumble out in a Scandinavian winter night and spiral toward the inevitable point in which they blackout. Lest this be construed as a derelict piece of method acting, the craft that Nilsen, Sigmarsson, and Thorsson brought to Vikinga Brennivin is impeccable, as the extended soundfields breath with the majesty of distant fog horns and sparkle with the delicate light of countless stars cast down from the black heavens onto the frozen tundra below. Frightening and barren... more


Coelacanth

HMS 003
Coelacanth Mud Wall CD

As Coelacanth, Loren Chasse and Jim Haynes operate the tools of an imagined science to explore the various possibilities for sound to originate from traditionally non-musical materials. Alchemy, as a systematic if impossible attempt to transform base metals into noble ones, is an adequate parallel to Coelacanth's arena of research. Chasse and Haynes encourage sympathetic relationships between carefully chosen materials and sounds, and push them in ways that they might transcend their purposefulness.... more

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irr. app. (ext.) HMS 002
irr. app. (ext.) Ozeanische Gefühle CD $10.00

irr. app. (ext) is the work of sound artist Matt Waldron, whose collected body of work is far too important to continue to be forgotten. Following Dust Pincher Appliances (2003 on Crouton) and An Uncertain Animal, Ruptured; Tissue Expanding in Conversation (1997 on Fire, Inc.), Ozeanische Gefühle stands as an impeccable composition of post-surrealist dronescaping rivaling such masterpieces as The Hafler Trio's Kill The King, Jonathan Coleclough & Andrew Chalk's Sumac, and Nurse With Wound's Soliloquy For Lilith... more


Jim Haynes HMS 001
Jim Haynes Magentic North CD

Enter Jim Haynes. In a field crowded with laptop jockeys and people in love with their DSP factories, his music has a refreshingly handmade, approachable feel. In a subgenre (one without a good name) full of field recordings and drones that border on New Age saccharine and sound as if they were untouched by a human hand, Magnetic North is rough and full of character...  more

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Coelacanth HMS 000 / P|1
Coelacanth The Chronograph CD

The Chronograph is the debut release from Coelacanth. The album opens with an lengthy passage of creakingly creepy submariner ambience as if the oxidization process itself had been amplified within the realm of the audible. Spiked electrical surges and controlled feedback oscillations build the intensity of the album, until Coelacanth unleashes their symphony of tiny whirring machines, gritty textual striations, and clattering pulsations. The Chronograph then descends into a blissful tone float of dense bell reverberations and oceanic washes of shortwave... more

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    Also available from the Helen Scarsdale Agency

Coelacanth & Keith Evans Coelacanth & Keith Evans Wrack Light In CopperRuin CD+DVD $10.00

Like an abandoned aquarium in which an accidental and incongruous microcosm takes hape, Coelacanth's sound illustrates a constant evolution of decay, encroachment, and repossession of the border space between the natural and the man-made. With Wrack Light In Copper Ruin, Coelacanth also meditates on the space of performance, the tactile nature of the creation of sound, and its ephemeral, elusive and entirely subjective character. The visuals of Keith Evans further the exploration with their organic, nocturnal energy... more


John Duncan & CM von Hausswolff John Duncan & CM von Hausswolff Our Telluric Conversation CD $12.00

Our Telluric Conversation is the second collaborative album from John Duncan and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. The tools that the two employed for Our Telluric Conversation are common to their respective catalogues of recordings, with Duncan bringing his shortwave, data streams, and uncanny use of the human voice while Hausswolff employed oscillators, sonar, and wire tapping microphones... more


John Duncan & CM von Hausswolff Fossil Aerosol Mining Project 17 Years In Ektachrome CD $13.00

The Fossil Aerosol Mining Project claims to have been in existence since 1983, at which time the anonymous collective began liberating the sounds from 33mm film and reel-to-reel audio tapes found in burnt out warehouses. With this material they spliced and looped an aesthetic of "faked resurrection" that sounds auspiciously close to the work of :zoviet*france:, right down to the pilfered voice of Ronald Reagan haunting the hypnotized amalgam of punk-dub-concete-droning...more


Richard Garet Areal CD $10.00

Here on Areal, the New York sound-artist Richard Garet continues his ongoing research with electromagnetic disturbances through radio. Garet treats the radio process of transmission and reception as a routing system for the audio signal, all the while deliberately agitating and distressing the nodes that direct the course of that signal. He organizes the signal distortion, the crackling static, and the ever-present tendencies for feedback into swarms of chiming resonance, finding common ground between the glassine density from Rhys Chatham and the splintered excursions of Kevin Drumm...more