MD 037: AIDAN BAKER & KAREN WILLEMS – LANDLOS

Once again Aidan Baker joins forces with a drummer, this time with Karen Willems of Inwolves from Belgium. A very intense musical collaboration, with a massive Studio output, starting with this EP called “Landlos”.

“Landlos” features two 14minutes tracks that sputter sounds out the guitar and drumset in a way that you like to listen in a never ending loop. It´s freejazz, it´s ambient, it´s progressive-kraut-rock, it´s whatever you discover.

Baker & Willems create an aura of fragile sounds that cocoon a soundweb, forming out those two tracks. You have to listen carefully to get every aspect of the sound, there is so much room in this music to be filled by your imagination.

The tape comes in a naturally canvas pouch with brown and green stitches, all handmade. Brown tape, coloured square inlay card and download code.

This release is limited to 50 copies and will be exclusive available at the Moving Noises Festival 2017.

Update: All remaining copies are available here (selling from 07.02.2017 at 20:00 german time)

MD 039: SCATTERWOUND – 0.0

Some years ago Dirk Serries and N started to think about a collaboration after they toured together. And yes, that was also our idea, when we visited some shows where they played four alternating sets without a final fifth climax of playing together.

But there is this urban legend that says, that once there was this fifth set during a soundcheck. They also recorded this collaboration and forgot about it until they randomly listened to the tracks during a harddrive search for something else.

And that´s the point 0.0, the beginning of the confraternity. The start of the musical ritual between those two distinguished ambient and drone musicians.

“0.0” features two epic tracks, which of course sound like Dirk Serries and N but also not, because there is this certain mood, a special dynamic and energy without restraint.

Noisy guitars with floating soundscapes lumber through the speakers. Is it just Dirk Serries and N or are there also Dylan Carlson and Stephen O´Malley? No, this is Scatterwound.

“0.0” comes as black tape with a minimal square inlay, because: Minimal visuals, maximum sounds.

The pouch-sleeve is made of thick grey canvas, with black and white stitches. All handmade. Limited to 50 copies.

Only available at the Moving Noises Festival 2017.

Update: All remaining copies are available here (selling from 07.02.2017 at 20:00 german time)

MD 029: [ B O L T ] + GROWTH – SPLIT TAPE

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With this release we want to bring you a collection of fine drone and ambient tracks from Germany. As you might already be familiar with the band on side A, side B maybe could be new to you. But lets start from the beginning.

Side A contains three new tracks by [ B O L T ], who are currently in the studio, recording their next full length album as a trio with Maik from Kodiak. That circumstance makes this release also very special, cause this might be the last [ B O L T ] output as a duo. The tracks evolve within 20 minutes playtime into massive soundwalls, build by two bass guitars. Compared to previous released material those tracks have a very homogeneous structure and surprisingly one track has also a real name, caused to it´s function. A drone tale, with quiet and loud parts that will embrace you.

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Side B features two tracks by Growth from Berlin. If you are familiar with not so ambient drone guitar music, you might know him as guitarist of Sun Worship. Growth concentrates on ambient and drone sounds made by guitar and has a big focus on floating sounds. This is what the Inverted Horizon tracks on side B are all about. Diving into a wave of ambient sounds and swimming through drones and noise, just to breach safely back to the shore.

Finding a fitting body for this music document, was a little bit challenging, but we finally came up with this: Clear transparent Tapes with black reels, black thick cardboard sleeves with die-cutted windows to give you a look at the artwork, which is printed on magic chrome cardboard, that makes the inlay card looks metallic.

The Tape is limited to 50 copies and comes with a download code.

Release date: 08.10.2016 (By the way, it´s Cassette Store Day)
Preorder starts: 22.09.2016 / 20:00 (german time)

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MD 028: BIRKEN – MONSTERA

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Birken might sound unfamiliar to you, but you might know the artist behind this name as Andreas from [ B O L T ]. Thomas from [ B O L T ] already released his solo material as ninemiles via Midira, so we are very happy that Birken also joined the family with his debut album “Monstera”.

Birken concentrates on guitar sounds, mostly in a way that you think someone added some synthesizer sounds, but that´s a false conclusion, everything is made by six strings and some soundeffects. As Andreas is also interested in old school recordings he captured all the tracks without overdubs, what makes the tracks predestined for a tape release.

The songs, all named after plants, are very experimental always moving between ambient and drone, but you also can capture a kind of recurrent melody, what makes the characteristic difference compared to other releases of the same genre. “Monstera” comes up with four tracks, mostly in an ambient mood, but morphing occasionally into different ways, which makes this album a must-listen.

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Not enough that the album is a special soundjourney, Birken had a special artwork inspiration which ended up in an edition of 50 tapes with 50 different artworks. All cardboard sleeves have a unique silkscreen print of monstera leafs plus a second black silkscreen lettering print on it.

You can choose between the following options:

20 sage green tapes housed in yellow cardboard sleeves
20 neon yellow tapes housed in pink cardboard sleeves
10 neon pink tapes housed in green cardboard sleeves

The Tape is limited to 50 unique copies and comes with a full coloured inlay card and a download code.

Release date: 08.10.2016 (By the way, it´s Cassette Store Day)
Preorder starts: 22.09.2016 / 20:00 (german time)

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MD 019: NINEMILES – OBJECTS OF IDENTICAL WEIGHT & SEMBLANCE

Three years ago ninemiles released his debut album “Grímsey” as a reflection of his journey to the island with the same name. After releasing several tracks from the Grímsey recording session, ninemiles returns now with his sophomore album “objects of identical weight and semblance”.

NinemilesThe album features seven tracks that are moving in the dark interspaces of ambient, drone and noise. All starts very calm with “tangential” and than the sound turns very raw in “diversification: noise isolation”, just to be more silent again in “less”. You can also discover a kind of drone melody in tracks like “quadrille paper”. And when you think, you identified a certain musical style “(8(10)” and “invisible curtains” are creeping into your ears with noise and electronic beats, just to dissolve into “inverted”, a massive and epic drone track, that also could be a part of a David Lynch soundtrack. Listen:

This album is kind of a darker version of “Grímsey”, but also much more warmer and sophisticated as the debut album. The album is mixed by the other half of [ B O L T ]: Andreas Brinke aka Bordunoise, what makes this piece of music also somehow a stripped version of [ B O L T ], without bass guitars.

ninemiles tapeninemiles tape“objects of identical weight and semblance” comes in a very limited edition of 50 copies on blue tape housed in a marine blue cardboard sleeve with two different innersleeves made of handmade and handprinted japanese paper provided by Pulp Papier (managed by Leah Buckareff from Nadja). The cardboard sleeves are handmade and feature a silver ink stamp design on the outside and stamped credits on the inside. All tapes include a download code.

Release Date: 19.02.2016
Preorder starts: 08.02.2016 /// 20:00 (german time) /// All preorders receive a free copy of “Grímsey”.

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MD 024: NADJA – THE BUNGLED & THE BOTCHED (MOVING NOISES VERSION)

Nadja TapeIt is no secret: We love “The Bungled & The Botched” by Nadja, that got released by Consouling Sounds some years ago. That´s why we started this label with “Vomos”, a live split album by Nadja and N, featuring a more quiet version of “The Bungled & The Botched”. Now it´s time for a new episode.

Nadja TapeOn 21. February 2015 Nadja played the whole “The Bungled & The Botched” album at the Moving Noises Festival in the Christuskirche Bochum. It was a massive wall of noise with screeching guitar and simmering bass sounds, pushing the audience into the wooden pews. A set to remember.

Tracklist
Side A / B
The Bungled And The Botched
Absorbed In You

After listening to the recording of that church show, Nadja decided to bring this document to life, as their first tape release (update: meanwhile the ultralimited “Tabernanthe” tape came out earlier). And finally we are very proud to celebrate this special tape release with you.

Nadja Tape Bungled & BotchedThe tape comes in a clear white cardboard cover (300g) with handmade die-cut artwork. The package features a silver splatter clear tape, a mini gatefold inlay (350g) with coloured pictures of the show and a download code. The tape is limited to 121 copies and divided into two different editions that differ in the handnumbered die-cut inlays. Nadja are starting a tour next week and will have 30 copies with handnumbered die-cut birds (only available on tour) and we are selling 91 copies with die-cut handnumbered girls.

Release date: 12.02.2016
Preorder starts: 08.02.2016 / 20:00

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MD 020: ZENJUNGLE – FLOW

“Flow” is the first tape release by greek artist Zenjungle alias Phil Gardelis.

P6041024 Gardelis comes from Athens. A big town, with very noisy and spirited streets. A place where old and new architecture and culture flows together. This is exactly what you can here on this album. Zenjungle uses tenor saxophone, electric guitar, synths and field recordings to create something that flows between ambient, drone, jazz and noise.

P6041012His warm sounds are floating perfectly and they are fitting perfectly on tape. In the moment you think, that you are in the flow of the track, you get surprised by a new sound, that comes directly or indirectly to your ears.

So many parabolas for that simple word “Flow”. Listen and find out for yourself.

Tracklist:
Rivers 7:18
Forever 6:43
Constancy 11:47
Wildflowers 7:51

The tape is limited to 70 copies and comes in a die-cutted cross-folded anthrazite cardboard sleeve. Including a gatefolded inlay on thick cardboard and a download code.

Release date: 26. June 2015

The Preorder starts on 12. June 2015 at 21:00 (german time) right here…

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MD 013: THISQUIETARMY – ALTAR OF DRONE

Time to look back to last years Moving Noises Festival, where thisquietarmy played a set, specially adapted for the particular venue at Christuskirche Bochum.

Eric Quach aka thisquietarmy played an almost improvisational set of dense warm drones without any use of drum machine sounds. Just his guitar and an armada of effects. The result is an impressive wall of sound with a neverending seething of drones.thisquietarmy - altar of droneThe album title is just the simple transcription of the ambience. One man standing in front of a church altar playing drones.

Now you have the chance to bring this ambience to your living room, listening to the recording of the church set, immortalized on a military grey tape, housed in a black fold-out-cross-cover with a diecut-cross-artwork.

tqa altar of dronealtar of drone - tape and crossThe tape is limited to 99 copies and will be released on  27. September 2014, celebrating Cassette Store Day.

PREORDER starts 06. September 2014 at 20:00 (Berlin time).

Listen to the first track here:


Oh, by the way. The next Moving Noises Festival is in the making…

Related Items: Moving Noises Compilation (featuring thisquietarmy)

MD 008: AIDAN BAKER & A-SUN AMISSA – TAPE

MD 008We are very happy to announce this limited release. This Tape is the last document in a series of three impressive performances that got recorded in the “Christuskirche Bochum” in Germany. The first performance is the live set by A-Sun Amissa (MD 004), which you can download on our bandcamp for free, the second one is the live improvisation “Cameo” by Aidan Baker & Maik Erdas (MD 006) which you can order in our store and finally comes the improvised live collaboration by Aidan Baker & A-Sun Amissa featuring Maik Erdas on Drums.

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What you can here on the Tape is the result of a spontaneous idea to play a collaboration as a quintet. A slowly growing piece, swelling and floating. Three guitars, viola and drums steady united into a 22minutes long piece that evokes different moods. Just listen to “17.02.2012 DE” and find out for yourself:

The Tape comes in a limited edition of 99 pieces in three different handmade and hand-die-cutted cardboard sleeves: 33 in graphite-black, 33 in medium-grey and 33 in deer-orange, made out of 300g cardboard. The Tape is pea-green and includes a 450g inlay card and a download code.

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The B-Side of the Tape includes “25.02.2012 FR”. This is a collaboration track by Aidan Baker and A-Sun Amissa that got previously released digitally (free download) on Drowning.cc.

Preorder starts 03 / 02 / 2014 – 20:00 (german time)

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Release date: 18 / 02 / 2014