Music

A long-lost 12" EP from the late great City Center. Four woozy, atmospheric, skewed dream-pop tracks. On clear, screen-printed, one-sided vinyl. So gorgeous!

Preview on Quite Scientific. The last few copies from the original 2010 500-copy pressing!

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Out today! Dao Strom’s Traveler’s Ode is an interwoven series of textured, ethereal song-poems. Atmospheric yet weighted, minimalist yet lush, the album combines voice, electronics, piano, guitars, and field recordings from sources such as rivers, sea, jungle, and birds to create a deeply emotive song-cycle that explores themes of displacement, diaspora, and hauntings.

Echoing the work of artists like Tara Jane O'Neil, Grouper, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and Tiny Vipers...[ continued ]

Otherworldly hammered dulcimer lushness. Surprising, largely instrumental, with splashes of Dorothy Carter's mystical Malvina Reynolds-esque vocals.

Smartly hand-printed and designed. Released on Why the Tapes Play Records. 

From ace percussionist Lisa Schonberg (Secret Drum Band, Kickball, Explode Into Colors) comes UAU: Music for percussion // Soundscapes and Ant Acoustics of the Brazilian Amazon, a song cycle made at "the intersection of art, ecology, entomology, and bioacoustics." It's as cool as it sounds.

Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ]

Last copy! Cock and Swan's wash of synths and bass heaviness mix with sparse acoustic guitars to create something that is the best of so many genres.

Unrecognize finds them coming out of their lo-fi shell and having beats that blow your mind. Plus hypnotizing story songs and so much more.

This is such a deal, too. Not only do you get one of the best albums of the last few years, but you get it on vinyl and CD (plus two digital download codes!), all for ten bucks...[ continued ] Cock and Swan- One Hundred

Corespondents
Ur $10.00

Seattle’s Corespondents are a whirlwind. Three superb musicians who span the musical map- from western swing to Bollywood steel and a good many things in between. They have a magical quality of appealing to just about everybody without fitting nicely into a style, often being pretty weird, and not having a singer.

This album is the perfect album for a good many situations- dinner parties, acid trips, movie sequences, road trips, and the like...[ continued ] Corespondents- Demon Mustache

The latest from Portland soundscape artist Yaara Valey (formerly Indira Valey), and the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed No Me Tengas Miedo EP. Yemas is a series of seven short rituals offering brief peeks into alternate dimensions, past lives, and dream worlds. Recorded by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington.

Released on Antiquated Future Records and Spirit House...[ continued ]