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Artist: BHAAVITAAH BHUUTASTHAH
Title: Rückkopplung I
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The current nom de guerre of Dutch sound artist Raymond Dijkstra, Bhaavitaah Bhuutasthah, lends direction to Dijkstras studio of the same title and frames reference to the cross-confusion of linguistics in modern society. For the past 30 years, Dijkstras output has been varied yet consistent, compiling dozens of self-released albums in which he takes away the focus from the ideas behind completed musical forms, and redirects these thoughts into the hand-made process of its creation. Utilizing his designated space, Dijkstra composed his recent efforts using his newly embraced medium of electronic synthesis, fusing this with his abstract system of sound reproduction using degenerated tape, natural acoustic phenomena and random percussive patterns. Thematically, “Rückkopplung” attributes this idea of feedback loops within language. The idea of how certain languages lose sight of their original roots and after centuries of words being spoken into themselves, words become foreign recreations of their original place. As a whole, the inspiration behind Rückkopplung situates itself within the coincidentally bizarre true story in which Dijkstra experienced, as told by Dijkstra himself:

“I was selling a table harmonium. One day, I got a message from a young man who wanted to buy it. His grandmother had recently died and he wanted to play the harmonium on her funeral two days later. I sent him my address and the following day I met him at my home. He acted somewhat confused because he had just, in front of my doorstep, received a somewhat unsettling message from his mother about his grandmother...and my house. Since the man had told his mother he would buy an instrument at my address (an old 1924 art deco house which had seen better times due to poor (no) maintenance), she wrote him a message informing him that his grandmother had lived right there, in exactly the same house for over 20 years. They were the previous tenants just before I came to live there. He told me the name of his grandmother was Faber. I knew then that the story was correct. I remember having received mail from the previous tenants the first year in my new house. The name was Faber. And I knew an old man had died there. That was about 25 years ago. The young man and I were both speechless. We realized the strangeness of the whole situation. The young man was somehow led to my house. The same house where his grandmother had lived an important time in her life. And where her husband had died, the year before I came there. We talked about his grandmother and I told him something about the house. He would later send me a photo of his grandparents and his mother and father, sitting in my current living room. A strange timeprint of something which had happened a few decades ago, in my house. The next day he would play the harmonium on the funeral of his grandmother. The same harmonium he had bought at the house where his grandmother had lived.” Edition of 65." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Violichte
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Recorded in the spring of 2010, this has been declared as the final output of MB entitled ‘Violichte. As a fatal swansong, MB loops of his own violia performance, processed through Bianchis familiar distorted fog of suspended drone. Each resonant loop slowly taking form until reaching an ultimate apex, creating an audible deity complemented with MBs own hertzian generators carefully manipulated to create one of the most delicate abrasions that experimental sound has ever joined." -Robert & Leopold
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Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & RYAN MARTIN
Title: As Strong As Death Is
Format: Double Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Spanning the course of two years to create, legendary Italian noise composer Maurizio Bianchi & Ryan Martin took on the pilgrimage of scoring the abstract marriage of the Song of Solomon. Employing prepared electronics with accompanying strings and tape, this ambient religious collaboration seeks to flesh out the union, to understand the universal desire to be one. Constricted lullabies walk down the aisle to create a consortium of moving, ghost-like consolidation. Mixed and edited by Anthony Mangicapra (Hoor-paar-Kraat) and mastered by Kris Lapke (Alberich). Magnetized onto two cassettes and housed in a vinyl tape album." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: BLEAK RACE
Title: Communication Breakdown
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Limited to 100 copies. "Communication Breakdown is the lost gospel for the final blueprint of Bleak Race.  Theresa Smith cuts up her time between guitar duties in Home Blitz, tape destruction and noise bleeding in York Factory Complaint, and lo-fi cheek pinching behind the wall of Lemon Dots.  Somehow along the way she lost all sense of reality, completely immersing herself in the fine art of analog seduction, which opened up a Pandoras box of hellish tone.  Treated violin sliced up and left for dead, junk electronics gasping for air and schizophrenic editing that has no place in this world. A wretched drool of warped sex appeal and beautiful disaster wrapped up in 30 minutes, maybe that isnt enough." - R&L.

Artist: BROKAW, CHRIS
Title: Tidal Mud
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Best known for his work in bands like Codeine, The New Year, Come, The Pullman, Consonant, Brokaw/Farina Duo, and others, Chris Brokaw has been a musical mainstay in the underground / alternative post-rock scene for over 25 years. This latest release shows Brokaw in a far more experimental light, shedding his familiar structures and going head first into the unknown. Originally released in a private edition of 22 copies, this cassette reissues his solo organ drone works that encompass his non-linear use of keyboard composition and a withdrawn sound of vibraphone, guitar and rain. Perfection in solitude." - Robert & Leopold. Edition of 100.

Artist: DILLOWAY, AARON
Title: Tractor Cuts
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Tape loop deviant, 8 track delinquent…Aaron Dilloway is no doubt the master of the edit.  Wolf Eyes founder whos solo endeavors have ventured in the dubbed analog void delivers his new cassette of rural joust.   Using recordings from Dilloways grandfathers tractor, which were later edited together for use in Twig Harpers SoundBed installation in 2011, these cuts represent a startling collection of bouncy noise drag and farmland machinery anarchy. Edition of 100." -Robert & Leopold.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Sleepwalking
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Swedish artist Leif Elggren has a monumental list of creative accomplishments in both the visual art world as well as a recording artist.  His first recorded piece, Cu, from 1982 firmly established Elggren as a archivist of his own work using recorded source material and field recording techniques.  For his newest cassette lucidly entitled Sleepwalking, Elggren taped notation of his recent performance which was debuted at the Sleep Disorders exhibition in NYC during the Summer of 2012. Listen in to full report of what happened after the artists eyelids have closed and the parallel universe unfolded. Edition of 100." -Robert & Leopold.

Artist: FIRST, DAVID
Title: The AM Radio Band
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"David Firsts complex career in music started in the academic circles of Princeton in the mid-70s (documented in his recent LP “Electronic Works 76-77 on Dais Records) but quickly jumped ship to the underground punk scenes of the late 70s to create the avant art-punk trio, The Notekillers. Once the 80s hit, First moved his operations to NYC and joined in as an ambient composer amongst the downtown art scenes of the time. His droneworks and conceptual installations have been recognized worldwide on labels as OO Discs and Phil Niblocks XI Records. Most Recently, David has been active collaborating with a variety of guest artists such as Kid Millions (Oneida) and Bernard Gann (Liturgy) as well as his well-respected ensemble, The Western Enisphere. The past year has seen First taking a step back to revisit his solo experimental works - including his breakthrough compositions using vintage signal generators and oscillators dating as far back as the 1950s, to create virtual improvisational symphonies within the air and then broadcast through a variety of transistor radios, each independently taking part in Davids placement of sound with his new medium, frequency bandwidth." - Robert & Leopold.
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Artist: FUTURE BLONDES
Title: Vila Gok 2
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Limited to 100 copies. With only a few sporadic recordings to document the hyperdelia nosebleed fixture that is the nomadic force of Future Blondes, only a select few have actually witnessed the collective myth that is only enhanced by the renegade trip that has been crafted by outsider artist Domokos and his Future Blondes creation. Previous endeavors with Helios Creed and current duties as evangelist for Rusted Shut, Future Blondes is a step sideways and around. This limited edition cassette documents one of their few live recordings to which Future Blondes have seen their sound evolve into part dance / part happening / part metaphysical freak out, taking place, with the help of Book of Shadows, at the Body Control performance space in Austin, TX of 10. Backside of this release switches gears in reverse to a previously unheard studio jam drone, employing the sound of ones higher self into the ethereal realm of white light." - R & L.

Artist: HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT
Title: Elbow Drops Effortlessly
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Most recently, Anthony Mangicapra has expanded his studies with his projected vision as Hoor-paar-Kraat, taking on a subtle form of layered density and broken theater to what some would call a step into the hypnagogic unknown. Always incorporating a sense of textural beauty found in everyday objects, each piece uses its own sculpted resonance that only HpK can bring out into the open for us, as listeners, to interpret. Typically releasing his recordings through his own imprint, Goat Eater Arts, and only on select occasion does HpK release compositions on outside labels. With the release of Elbow Drops Effortlessly, HpK encompasses an additional contribution by artist Ryan Lamm along side Mangicapra, focusing on taking this endeavor to a more mature, dream-like state." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT
Title: Sentiment
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Recent recordings by Brooklyn based industrial noise outfit, York Factory Complaint, with this release being the first output as a newly revised four piece consisting of original members Michael Berdan and Ryan Martin, including the addition last winter of Michael Yaniro (ex-Twin Stumps) and Theresa Smith (Home Blitz). Relentless feedback and nasty electronics, pulverized by heavy processing filtered through each individual interpretation of the moment. For fans of Hunting Lodge, Ramleh, Kleistwar, and Consumer Electronics" - Robert & Leopold. Limited to 76 copies.
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