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Title: Polders
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Knotwilg
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
Edition of 100 copies. "Under this name are hidden Christophe Piette and Benjamin Franklin (both were members of the Belgian band R.O.T). “A duet in the great tradition of the duet, the song in the great tradition of the song. Back to the Middle Ages or something like that but with a casio and a microphone. Two long songs, of the sober, funny and disconcerting cabaret dry and hypnotic…. Highly the continuation” - Reivax.

Artist: MEEK, NOEL
Title: The Mysteries Of Extremophilic Folk
Format: Lathe Cut LP
Label: Knotwilg
Country: Belgium
Price: $30.00
Lathe cut LP in edition of 120 copies.
"Meeks second second solo album, however, marks the first release for long-simmering Belgian label Knotwilg, lathe cut and wrapped in an acid trip cover cartoon by Indonesian artist Wedhar Riyadi. The music has all the hallmarks of the international instrumental weirdo underground - grating electronics, analogue bloops, and a total resignation to the gods of entropy. But the artists vision isnt bleak or brutish; "Extremophilic Folk" is a playful, outright fun listen.
"Meeks analogue set-up leaves no space for comfy quantisation, and the wonky keyboard and drum sequences that fail to interlace on the aptly titled opener "The Churn" could potentially realign into a groovier shape. But the nonsensical arrhythmic landscape is ultimately far more compelling, and Meek guides his set-up into uniquely strange moments of delightful disorder. Submerged major key synth melodies play vital roles throughout, weaving their way between small vacant spaces amid the mania on "Rails Toward The Sky" and "Weedflowers" then heading right into the foreground on the luminescent finale "Sunshine Over Helsinki". The latter could almost be an inverted mix of Mike Oldfields "Hergest Ridge", sped up a dozen rpm. "The Mysteries of Extremophilic Folk" illustrates Meeks joyous approach to music, being evocative of a child joyously colouring with no regard for keeping within the lines”- The Wire.

Title: New Botany
Format: Double LP
Label: Knotwilg
Country: Belgium
Price: $32.00
Edition of 300 copies in full color gatefold jacket. "Weve been working on this album since well before The Western Lands was recorded, and feel that it encompasses some of our finest live and studio work. SLT stalwart James Kirk has provided the stunning cover paintings and the album has been constructed especially to fit nicely on to four sides of delectable vinyl. New Botany is a heavily atmospheric drone epic, with forays into modern classical, free jazz and musique concrete. Its a deep-listening experience that rewards repeated visits and nocturnal exploration.” - Sandoz Lab Technicians.

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