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Artist: EGYPTIAN SPORTS NETWORK
Title: Interstitial Luxor
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Conceived in Pacific City Sound Visions Studio by MATT MONDANILE of DUCKTAILS and SPENCER CLARK of THE SKATERS and MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS, Interstitial Luxor tells the futuristic tale of a zero-gravity television network transmitting from the Olympic Space Station via satellite feed. Reflecting the grace and immensity of the cosmos, these five pieces are the next advent in transglobal sports news music. From the metallic abstraction of "2042 Zero G Olypmics" to the space station club hit "Jai Lai Nightclub," EGYPTIAN SPORTS NETWORK combines tele-prompt madness with the blissful repetitions of 70s minimalism. Think Sportscenter broadcasting a pure stream of consciousness into the ether. "Like Christine Amanpour on acid," noted one distinguished BBC correspondent. Features synth contributions from MARK MCGUIRE (EMERALDS). The track "Leo in Cyan" featured on Pitchfork." -New Images.

Artist: FRANCISCO FRANCO
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"FRANCISCO FRANCO are a trio originating in Philadelphia, playing instrumental music for two guitars, bass, and electronic rhythm tracks. The group started as a duo of ROB FRANCISCO (who plays solo industrial noise as M Ax NOI MACH) and MATT FRANCO (from Allentown noise group AIR CONDITIONING), who wanted a creative outlet for more melodic, less abrasive musical modes. After recording some demos, they added NATE DAVIS (who also plays as UNCHAINED) on bass, and began composing songs of simple guitar lines intertwining over the basss harmonic foundation. Influences such as the first Microdisney LP, The Durutti Column, and 70s library records may be heard, but crowds at recent shows have made comparisons as diverse as Neu! and Dick Dale. This is new wave elevator music: melodic, minimal, and extremely listenable. Two cassettes of demos have been released by Silvox Recordings, and their debut LP is out on Matt Mondaniles New Images Limited label" - New Images.

Artist: HELM
Title: Impasse
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Impasse is a sideways journey into the archives of London-based artist LUKE YOUNGER, aka HELM. Conceived six years ago in the wake of a BIRDS OF DELAY tour, the album originally saw the light of day in an abridged version as a mini-CDR on the Low Point label in 2008. This remastered and expanded reissue has the two original tracks along with two others from the same sessions that remained unmixed until a couple of years ago. Impasse appears as somewhat of an anomaly in the Helm canon when viewed alongside recent live performances and his work for labels like Pan and Kye. Where other works explore the mystery inherent in everyday sounds and acoustic phenomena, Impasse is significantly brighter in tone. Consisting of four loop-based pieces, the record invokes the same fantastic worlds found in Terry Rileys or Boyd Rices early ambient pieces. Picture a functional family vacation, an explorer at the apex of his endeavors, a 4:00 AM drinking session with new liquids discovered. Bright corners, euphoric angles and ecstatic drones come together for an emotionally charged high that reflects these unique moments in the human experience. The beauty of Helm lies in its implacable curiosity, the way his music observes the current state of being. Released in a limited edition with artwork by GRAHAM LAMBKIN, Impasse is another sublime offering from one of the UKs sharpest cats." - New Images.

Artist: ITASCA
Title: Unmoored by the Wind
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
“Kayla Cohen, a.k.a. Itasca, is a folk guitarist and songwriter from New York State. She has released several small press CD-rs and cassettes over the past five years, and began recording as Itasca after a move to Los Angeles in 2012. She records at home, taking inspiration from the fringes of LAs open space and natural land.

On Itascas latest full-length, Unmoored By The Wind, Kayla Cohen achieves new levels of clarity and expansiveness. Where 2012s Grace Riders on the Road reveled in homemade intimacy, Unmoored By The Wind  opens to the world, reaching a timeless, near-baroque yearning; each of these eleven tracks burns with a unique vision. At once soft-spoken and virtuosic, Cohens fingerpicking mesmerizes, laying gauzy groundwork for vocal work David Keenan rightfully cited as “courtly…dazzling.” Its a spacious set of songs, one you can wander into, flowing seamlessly between wistful interludes a la Bob Desper and fully-fledged verses of powerful, often beguiling imagery. “Two male shapes are standing/ Shrouded in white cloth” sings Cohen on “Natures Gift,” with a plaintive candidness that echoes Sibylle Baier. “Theyre looking at me/ Sort of smiling/ Seems as if Ive called them here.” Cohens voice has a windburnt quality reminiscent of Lal Waterson or Collie Ryan, but its tempered with sweetness, and on songs like “Colt In Hiding” she realizes an angelic luster. More than ever before, though, Cohens confident singing is laid bare; vocals ride on top of arrangements, taking their rightful place in the forefront. The effect is arresting. Cohen has achieved new levels of clarity, while staying true to the seductive ghostliness that has come to characterize her sound.” - New Images.

Artist: MCGUIRE, MARK
Title: The Instinct
Format: 12"
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
""The Instinct" is part of the journey that takes place on my upcoming album, Along the Way. It is the fire that burns deep in the heart of man, the light by which he sees truth in the sprawling darkness that besets us all. The Instinct begins to set in during the Age of Revealing, when the Architects of Manipulation are discovered and exposed. All of the worlds distractions­the inherent faults of the system to which everyone pledges their life, the false journey on which we are all led­is the sorcery, the anti­magic that has lured the masses away from lives filled with personal meaning or self­fulfillment. The Instinct kicks in, and reminds the individual that by discovering these elements and empowering himself with the clarity of objective, critical thinking, these sorcerers begin to lose their power, and he can win back his psychic sovereignty. This is the astral battle cry that sounds in the deepest thoughts of the individual as he begins to defend the palace of being that is his own consciousness." - ­Mark McGuire

Artist: MERKEY, MADALYN
Title: Scent
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"By simply rambling off improvisational cycles of vocal rhythm into her her fuzzed-out vocoder, Merkey constructs music which feels refreshingly aimless and free yet thoughtful and beautiful." - Tiny Mix Tapes.

"Introducing the debut LP by Madalyn Merkey, an artist based in Chicago. Synthetic sounds fill the air in Madalyn Merkeys debut album of bizarre and beautiful phase vocoder experiments. Using harmonic voice processing, analog synthesis, and stereo panning, Merkey addresses the Centaurs of her imagination. Influenced by celestial bodies, artificial intelligence, and opera, the journey is a mysterious meshing of mechanical fibers and polymorphic organic exchanges. Highly emotional, yet non-emotional at the same time, the alternating energy is a truly lovely work, warm, and lifting experience." - New Images. Highly recommended!

Artist: MERKEY, MADALYN
Title: Valley Girl
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Valley Girl was inspired by the agriculture and landscapes of Oakland, California and its horizon of rolling hills. The peaks and valleys of the albums landscape are made of fifteen computer generated tones that cycle through melodies driven by ambisonic surround-sound locations to define space.
Computer tones were treated with phase-modulation of triangle waveforms to control the duty cycle of the sine tone. This created a prickly crispness and coiled release that enabled frequency registers to shift back and forth with various levels of control. I used my voice and vocal harmonizer with a midi arpeggiator to make a gated succession of notes in a more controlled frequency range.
The computer material was recorded live with little editing besides the addition of silence to accentuate vocals as a separate entity. The voice was then placed in the silences - or valleys - between melodies. The vocals were recorded live to tape from a parallel practice of recording processed voice improvisations with electronics.
Valley Girl evolves from the synthetic sounds I have been generating on computers for the past several years. When I perform live it typically involves computer synthesis. With the addition of processed voice in the silent spaces of the album five pieces, I have in a way marked the topography of Valley Girl with human traces." - Madalyn Merkey.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Mothership
Format: 7"
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A brand new 7-inch from SPECTRE FOLK--PETE NOLAN, PETER MEEHAN, AARON MULLAN, MIKE IBOLD and STEVE SHELLEY." - New Images.

Artist: TITLE TK
Title: Rock$
Format: Book
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"TITLE TK (ALAN LICHT, HOWIE CHEN, CORY ARCANGEL) is a banter-prone band that has been described as "a cross between David Antin and Spinal Tap." Rock$ is Title TKs debut album and by album I mean its a transcription of a private conversation they had. This is a book that looks like a record. There is no LP or audio included." - New Images.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Elavana Planeetalla
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Latest from Jan Anderzen of Kemialliset Ystavat, released on Matt Mondaniles (Ducktails, Real Estate, etc) new label. "Jan Anderzen is a�Tampere based artist who rearranges images and sounds and makes the� music of Tomutonttu audible. Read streams, mutilated voices, groovy� animal noises and records other people have made are some of the� ingredients Anderzen uses to mold his ecstatic music. Someone described� it like this: a confusing close-up of music, a microcosmos� of strange sound events and dirt flying around in stereo space,� interacting with a logic all of their own.�Elavana Planeetall is his newest work and �his most accessible to date." - New Images.

Artist: TSEMBLA
Title: Nouskaa Henget
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"TSEMBLA is the musical work of MARJA JOHANSSON, a Swedish-Finnish artist operating out of Turku, Finland. Utilizing a wide range of instruments, electronics, objects and manipulated samples, Tsemblas music rides on waves of warped melodies, fluttering rhythms, abstract voices and mutating textures, crossbreeding the known and the imaginary. Nouskaa Henget ("Spirits, Rise!") is her third release and follows the Tuplafiesta 7-inch, released by Jan Anderzens Vauva label in 2009, and Fauna LP, on the Finnish Ikuisuus label in 2011. Loosely assembled, rough-edged compositions, rich in details, come together into odd instrumental miniatures in an almost pop format, venturing into fourth-world territory from a wheezing and boiling DIY kitchen inspired by Moondog, Ruth White, Raymond Roussel, LAFMS, Jon Hassell, Anton Bruhin, Rene Daumal, Suzanne Ciani and folk musics of the Andes and Asia. Two of the tracks feature flute wizard ANTTI TOLVI (RAUHAN ORKESTERI, LAUHKEAT LAMPAAT, etc.)." - New Images.

Artist: UNCHAINED
Title: The Happy Stirrup
Format: Double LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The songs are constructed from the practice tapes of two bands I was playing in at the time, Gateway Evening Colours (with Alex Farrill on drums and Brian House on bass) and Innnocent Delights (with Miles Huston on drums and vocals and Sam Mehran on keyboard and guitar). In both bands I was playing guitar through a no-input mixer setup. Gateway Evening Colours was working on a kind of deep blues/country-rock noise-wall sound, very minimal and jammy. Innocent Delights was less rock-ish, more free, more psychedelic. The majority of the songs consist of loops cut from GEC and ID practice tapes, cut-and-pasted with a computer wave editor, and also EQd and tweaked on a computer. While the source tapes were collective efforts, the editing process was my own solipsistic endeavor. What I wanted to do was isolate moments of group-improvisational clarity, and cut and paste them into a larger composition. It was this combination of the non-control of group improvisation with the hyper-control of cutting and pasting alone on a wave editor that intrigued me. Instead of developing compositions through the act of improvising, here the improvisations themselves become the compositions..." - ND.

"Originally released as a CDR in 2007, Unchained is the project of Nathaniel Davis. Also included in the reissue are a number of bonus tracks from the 2006 CDR, Anlehnung, originally released on the Paha Porvari label." - New Images.


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