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Artist: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE
Title: Wooden Ball
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips, better known as Blanche Blanche Blanche, live by the element of risk. This becomes clear upon listening to their latest full-length record Wooden Ball, where the unpredictability reaches palpable levels. These prolific young masters of harmony from Brattleboro, Vermont have spent the last couple years recording and releasing nearly 10 full-length records worth of brilliant and confounding musical quicksand. Describing it in words can be difficult, but make no mistake that these songs are both highly calculated and drenched in paradox. Manic keyboard lines are pounded out with hyper chops, running circles around octopus basslines. Each progression is seemingly different from the last, showing a simultaneous reverence and destruction of the tonal study. Percussion pads are guided by ruthless polyphony at an intense, hummingbird-paced tempo, with lines and melodies colliding at every junction, clashing and crashing, like the most fluid and elegant car wreck youve never seen. The cutting, topical lyrics and deadpan, bare-bones vocal delivery are wholly original, while undoubtedly fueled by the eternal flame of the punk spirit and DIY ethics. Most importantly, at the heart of the all the technicality lies the warmth of the human element. Wooden Ball, like most BBB, was lovingly recorded to four-track tape, so you can tangibly feel the intention of these spirited musicians. This taps into what seems to be an emerging Vermont-style, evident in other locals artists like Ryan Power, Son of Salami, Chris Weisman, or Happy Jawbone Family Band -- raw, no-rules songwriting, unattached to genre or principal. The revenge of the small town feel, where rock and roll is in the eye of the beholder. There must be something in the syrup. Mastered and cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -NNA.

Artist: CARLSON, MATT
Title: All Moments
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"NNA is proud to present our 50th release, Matt Carlsons All Moments long-playing record. Where 2011s Particle Language LP acted as a study in texture and density within experimental synthesizer music, All Moments finds Carlson engaging with the more traditional musical materials of melody, harmony, and rhythm, calling to mind his work as one half of Portland, OR duo Golden Retriever. The pieces on this record range from shorter pop études to longer, more open improvisatory synth studies, retaining a sense of playfulness and expressiveness within a highly focused and calculated framework. Recorded to four-track cassette and primarily hand-played with very little-to-no auto arpeggiation, All Moments captures an often-overlooked warmth and human quality in electronic music, emphasized further by Carlsons use of modal and tonal vocal studies, electronically transformed by his use of the vocoder. The result is a well-rounded collection of colorful, exuberant electronic music." - NNA Tapes. Full-color printed innersleeve.

Artist: CO LA
Title: Daydream Repeater
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Its time to welcome in the era of New Exotica with Daydream Repeater, the debut LP by CO LA, gentleman and purveyor of all things avant-luxury. MATTHEW PAPICH designs a new sonic territory, creating something that nods to Jamaican Rocksteady and 50s American Pop in spirit, but ultimately presents an elegant re-purposing of those parts into fresh, smart, electronic music. For all seeking an attitude adjustment in the era of austerity, try burning one for Co Las cultivated luxury sound-you may find an emerging solidarity slipping into your ears. In other words-if youre too wise to live straight, you better grip this sound sooner than later. Mastered by LUPO at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin." -NNA Tapes.

Artist: DECIMUS
Title: Glass Tetany
Format: Cass
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"New tape from the solo project of NYCs Pat Murano of No Neck Blues Band, aka Decimus. Pat has been hard at work the last few years crafting his series of self-titled epics on his own Kelippah imprint, and ‘Glass Tetany continues the legacy onto NNA. This release is a disorienting journey through the rolling dunes of far away desert, leaving the listener feeling isolated on unfamiliar terrain. Carrying the tradition of psychedelia into the next age, Decimus weaves dizzying melodies between synth and guitar, ranging from tender to gritty, creating a dense mass of multi-fidelity atmospheres that seem to score a tale of otherworldly travel. Chopped up alien beat work and bionic vocals cut through vapor, disembodying the mind from the physical form. Original cover artwork by the artist." - NNA Tapes.

Artist: GUERILLA TOSS
Title: Gay Disco
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts, deranged rock outfit Guerilla Toss is nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. Their newest record, Gay Disco, is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. However, in the midst of the chaos, it is clear that the compositions are well-crafted and spout from the minds of educated individuals while avoiding the common esoteric pitfalls that could be associated with their sound. Kassie Carlsons ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a demented and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negropontes full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, battling off fits of rage and panicking between four-on-the-floor dance beats and controlled, pounding trashcan thrash. Guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs ping-ponging between each other while keeping pace with dancey stabs of clanging string shrapnel. As messy as it sounds, Hanes fuzzed and scuzzed bass jamming still retains heaps of thick, gooey funk in the purest sense, which perfectly complements Shafiees masterful axe work that manages to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock pepperings. That glue that binds is Ian Kovacs synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the albums overall doped-up disco flavor. Gtoss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor in a record that captures the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest recording to date." - NNA Tapes.
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Artist: INNERCITY
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Open the gates to the mystifying world of Belgian electronic producer Hans Dens Innercity project. Truly alien, truly futuristic rhythmic mantras and techno miscalculations. Dens unique minimal beat style, combining elements of electronic, Kraut, and New Age weirdness, creates an otherworldly entity that transcends our earthly boundaries. Limited edition pressing of 300 copies." - NNA.

Artist: KESZLER, ELI/KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"NNA is very excited to announce a split LP between world-renowned electronic music composer Keith Fullerton Whitman and multi-instrumentalist composer Eli Keszler. This LP is a conversation in sound between two prominent artists, one working in the electronic realm (Whitman), and the other in the world of live acoustics (Keszler). In fact, Whitmans piece was inspired and created as a direct response to Keszlers signature frenzied percussion style. Both sides of the record are full of incredibly detailed nuance-driven music. These artists work with sound on the microscopic level, deliberately placing each individual molecule of sound in its intended location. Whitmans piece Occlusion is automated machine music warfare, utilizing rhythm as a textural tool, while Keszler uses live percussion, bowed metal, and other acoustics to act as a humanized response to Whitmans machine-regulated assault, solidifying this record as a fantastic document of human vs. machine call and response. Original artwork by Eli Keszler."

Artist: MIGRATIONS IN RUST
Title: Two Shadows
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Migrations in Rust is Jesse Allen. As a member of the Red Light District collective in Queens, NY (which has included some of the best in modern experimental musicians such as Yellow Tears, Pharmakon, John Mannion, Diaphragm, DJ Dog Dick, and a slurry of other side projects, solo projects, and collaborations), former member of the Cathode Terror Secretion and current performer in Cowards, in addition to producing and performing under the guise of several other solo projects (Hollow Seed, Goldeater, etc), Jesse has been actively pursuing many diverse avenues for his musical expression. Migrations in Rust, whose original sonic intentions could have at one time been more easily categorized as ambient music, has slowly shifted towards the unrecognizable. Migrations in Rust has ascertained as Jesses longest running solo endeavor and holds as his most personal, having transformed from merely a study of emotion and a practice of understanding emotions into something altogether more grand and wholly personal. Three years in the making, during which Jesse relocated from New York City to the valley of Western Massachusetts, Two Shadows communicates the yolk of this transformation. The elements of interplay between turmoil and tranquility, and the means of composing organically to achieve these results, have been filtered through new approaches in an attempt to reach closer to a finer understanding of grace, and towards more precisely using music and sound as a vessel of psychic emotional transmission. Throughout the record, orchestral landscapes blend with rustling concrete textures, settling in a purgatory between melancholy bleakness and slow-burning serenity. Each second is densely packed with incredible detail and carefully-layered instrumentation, crafted with an expansive palette of acoustic, electronic, and naturally-occurring sound sources. Amorphous melodic passages travel with well-paced fluidity from one idea to the next, producing a dream-like narrative. At times placid and evocative, Two Shadows also has a tendency to teeter on the edge of powerful ferocity, sometimes brewing with crackling fury while tastefully maintaining the restraint not to explode into outright violence. This shifting temper is constructed with elements of noise, ambient, hip hop, musique concréte, and sci-fi R&B, all finding their place in the innovative tapestry that unfolds across Two Shadows." - NNA Tapes.

Artist: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER/CABOLADIES
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"This split unfolds as a singular and flowing journey. Caboladies
 reaches out to solar gods above while Oneohtrix Point Never wanders through the arid deserts of the mind and heart." - NNA Tapes. 2009 release.

Artist: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER/RENE HELL
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"NNAs second split LP unites two American artists on the cutting edge of experimental electronic music: Brooklyns Oneohtrix Point Never and Los Angeles Rene Hell. Daniel Lopatin and Jeff Witscher have each been working tirelessly in the US underground for the last several years, releasing progressive, forward-thinking, and highly acclaimed music under a wide variety of guises and manifestations. In 2012, we see them each offering their respective unique visions and interpretations of digital music in the modern world, processing the world around us through the lens of technology and modern sound. Oneohtrix Point Never brings us Music For Reliquary House, which consists of sonic reworkings from the Reliquary House audio/visual installation, a collaboration between Lopatin and video artist Nate Boyce. In a series of five pieces, Lopatin delivers a sequence of hallucinatory informatic assaults, a satirical re-envisioning of modernist sculpture. Picking up where 2011s Replica left off, OPN uses digital technology to dissect human speech patterns and timbres almost beyond recognition. Via computer, Lopatin converts pieces of text to human speech, only to dismantle it entirely, surgically reassembling the scraps of frequencies and the shrapnel of pure sound into something new altogether. Starkly melodic at times, but altogether harsh and inhuman as a whole. Rene Hell presents In 1980 I Was a Blue Square, a suite of five pieces for piano, synthesizer, and computer. Juxtaposing mid 20th century classical music with chaotic electronic blasts, Witscher creates his own style of contemporary music that is peaceful and violent on top of itself, creating a rift of confusion that sits nicely between more vast, soundscape-like vignettes. Witschers previous forays into the worlds of noise and ambient are tastefully apparent here, indicative of an artist who is able to retain a broad array of influences and use them in a way that is both personal and original." - NNA Tapes. Full-color printed innersleeve.

Artist: POWER, RYAN
Title: Identity Picks
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Over the last decade, Burlington, Vermont songwriter/producer Ryan Power has tirelessly embarked on the quest to write the definitive song based music, full of accuracy, refinement, deliberation, and perfectly-placed shifting harmonic puzzles. Ryans latest Identity Picks for NNA Tapes is an eight track song cycle that dances through lush jazz pads, aquatic smooth jazz funk styles, and the sensitive side of progressive rock. These songs are long, shifting compositions, slowly unfolding and patiently circulating within a refreshing variety of stylistic modes. Throughout these colorful arrangements, Ryan creates a polyphonic choir with his own voice, adding symphonic embellishments to his calculated and catchy hooks. Ryan addresses contemporary issues in his subject matter, including the music industry, lust, self-evaluation, identity crisis, and the contemplation and acceptance of a world gone mad." -NNA Tapes.

Artist: SYNAPTIC FOLIAGE
Title: Holding Hands
Format: Cass
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Julian Gulyas (Cylindrical Habitat Modules label boss) delivers a refreshing suite of synth and tape explorations. “Holding Hands” references the early days of electronic music, while still maintaining a forward-thinking and modern abstract underground sound." - NNA.

Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: Regressions Blinding Confusion
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
Includes digital download code. "Over the past few years, iconic noise artist Nate Young has been carefully crafting his own signature solo sound, as evidenced through his progressive recordings and performances with American experimental music staples such as Wolf Eyes, Stare Case, Demons, and Moon Pool & Dead Band. Regression Blinding Confusion enters a new era, retaining the techniques and studies from his previous work and raising them to new levels. Intense compositional building and structure seep through each track, traversing new ground melodically while still upholding Nates patented over-bearing weight of dread and slow-burning darkness at all the right moments. Deep, percussive brutality and pulsing neurosis mesh with somber burial hymns, held together by Youngs technical prowess and mastery of his chosen gear. Each frequency is given its own unique role and characteristic voice, deeply chilled by the arid space of decay via tape manipulation/disintegration, howling its way through the grooves of the record like a cold wind of dead space that billows throughout, unrelenting. Atonal, morphing, and modulating bass lines pulse and plod their way through, like the unseen presence of the undead ascending a creaking stairway, leading upwards toward a nebulous void. This establishes a truly horrific atmosphere while honoring primitive technology, refined with a thick dose of originality." - NNA Tapes

Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: Stay Asleep (Regression Vol. 2)
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The latest solo recording from NATE YOUNG, founding member of Michigan noise legends WOLF EYES. This record represents a new direction for Young, as he deviates from trademark aggressive murk-and-misery sounds of his previous works, and instead opts for a queasy, subdued zombie lullaby consisting of bizarre rhythms, synthetic melodies, and almost gamelan-sounding ritual sleepwalking. Featuring an epic closer with contributions from past & present Wolf Eyes members AARON DILLOWAY and JOHN OLSON. This is a record to sit and get absorbed in, a non-linear travel through a different place altogether. Mastered by LUPO at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin." -NNA.
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