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half a decade of chrome

It’s a future best-of-best-of: 26 unreleased tracks by members of the Field Hymns family, available here for the first time. Who needs a collection of past hits? NOT US.
Bring us the future, man.

Five years ago I started this label on my birthday. Who would have thought it would all have ended up like this? Field Hymns has always been about the artists involved and I am forever thankful to those who decided against common sense to trust some internet label guy with their creative output. You guys are wonderful and really are the only reason we are still around.

So on that note, here’s the album we’ve been sweating over for almost a year – many hugs to all and hope you enjoy.

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26 unreleased tracks from Field Hymns alumni in track order

Strategy – Synare King
Boron – Shangam
Ilkae – Staircase Bear
German Army – Two Thongs
White Glove – Never Forget
Portopia ’81 – Neonlight
Giant Claw – Brightest Fighter Car Music
Adderall Canyonly – I’m Over the Moon for Glue
Mike Coykendall – Jacked
Grapefruit – Trogon Cigas
Hammer of Hathor – Rhododendron
Cremator – Fans Are Slans
Black Unicorn – Departure and Flight
Brainchai – Rosmarin
Garth Steel Klippert – Peace
Chores – Live Without You
Andreas Brandal – Spirit Valve
PLVS VLTRA – Like Water Said J
Bastian Void- Observatory
Yves Malone – I Eat Your Face
Conrade Wedde – Boon Docks
nodolby – Action Pain Ting
Black Hat – Neerlands
Sad Horse – Trick Or Treat
Mattress – Heavy
Oxykitten – Attack of the Koala People

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Three Fourths Tiger Indoor voice

RIYL: the cross-talk of the cerebral cortex whilst dreaming of childhood and just a little bit high

We are passing into dayglo psychedelic arcades and crystal spheres in the forest, though chrome silly string melting from the trees all over our forearms and faces as we ghost through a mist the vaguely the flavor of raspberry carbonated soda. Three Fourths Tigers is emotional synth and Indoor Voice only adds to the growing body of influential work by Ryan Mulhall, a founding member of the genre.

Ryan Mulhall (also of Looks Realistic and Ryan Kayhart) lives in Worcester, MA.

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1 Indoor Voice 5:34
2 Line Connector 4:25
3 Windows Excel 5:20
4 Petrifloral 6:30
5 Rainbow Russ 2:53
6 Visitor Sphere 4:46
7 Other Landings 6:08
8 Ensphynx 7:51

 

Andreas Brandal Murmurs and Whispers

RIYL: late-era Talk Talk jamming with Calexico, the unfulfilled life that flickers on the eyelids at night

Weary, cold, and alone but not dead, we soldier on under the half-light to some place on the horizon, anyplace really, as the sky and ground remain unbroken, seemingly forever. It has been a real pleasure watching Andreas Brandal evolve from his early roots in experimental noise & drone to this current incarnation as a post-indie/post-rock chamber orchestra Hemingway: Murmurs and Echoes sounds like a Western set on an ice field at the nadir of winter.

Andreas Brandal lives in Bergen, Norway.

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1. Restoring Darkness 3:58
2. The Factories Divine 5:05
3. Undertone of Rivers 4:20
4. Within Ashes and Filth 7:34
5. The Day Erased 4:37
6. The Burial Clouds 5:00
7. A New Moon 6:39
8. Murmurs and Echoes 4:54

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RIYL: generally friendly cult acolytes, Popul Vuh heard through a shortwave radio 

A local Cthulhu cult, maybe American Southwest. Their campfires are dim against the black, pinprick sky, the void which their voices yearn to command, yet also from which their greatest fears come: the only thing worse than being ignored, conversely, is being heard. As their scrap instruments beat out tattoos, ever so faintly something shifts in the blackness, relaxes, and then resumes its slumber. But not for very much longer. The crack, once it begins, can only lead to release.

Ak’chamel the Giver of Illness is from somewhere in Texas


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1 I Take Nothing 2:48
2 Rainmaking 2:45
3 Song Of Serpents 2:45
4 Kume Piuke 2:47
5 The Curse Of Illness 2:40
6 Creation 1:10
7 Jaguar And The Basket 1:56
8 Nam Nogwaw 1:33
9 Drink This, My Son 3:16
10 Hungry Ghosts 2:22
11 Tlaloc, Ful Of Sores 4:22
12 Alone In Death 2:37

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RIYL: postrock electronica with a whiff of 70’s Constellation aftershave 

The first Snowfields album in 7 years is a sublime affair, sounding like a missing album from Julian Cope’s Krautrock Sampler or Obscured By Clouds/More-era Pink Floyd hitting the Serengetti on a shit-ton of mushrooms for some hazy concert for no one, but getting lost on a beer run. Spacy, complentative instrumentals with big, gooey blobs of pathos.

The Snowfields is from Iowa City, IA

*orders come with a CD of the debut album at no extra charge

Limited edition of 100 pro-dubbed & imprinted chrome cassettes w/ digital download

Price: $6.00

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1. Daggerhead 2:16
2. Inner Peace Had Jass Hands 3:57
3. Aqwi 5:49
4. Diet Rainbow 4:38
5. Turn Me Over 1:51
6. Two Tone Emergency 5:12
7. Golden Twilight 7:01
8. Smitten With Blindness 6:17