FH043 German Army – Tassili Plateau

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RIYL: Cabaret Voltaire, Psychic TV, sacred geology, Chariots of the Gods, autochthonous audiology

Enigmatic California duo German Army creates often-portentous music illuminated by fading cultural voices and barren, shifting lands. Following a dizzying array of tapes, CDs and LPs in the last three years, the first four GeAr cassettes of 2014 share broader musical approaches. And collectively, they suggest a system of conceptual continuity that’s just begging to be deciphered with a Walkman and a few batteries. Our humble release of the quartet, “Tassili Plateau,” feels like the keystone of them all, music and message(s?) slowly coming into focus. Short, taut songs, visited by Bollywood dervishes with freckles of exotica, buttressed by fried drum machines lifted from the quarterdeck of Captain (Richard H) Kirk himself, and musically expanded to allow for moments of warmth and redemption, this might be the best outing by German Army yet.

GERMAN ARMY resides in LOS ANGELES

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1. Border Marsh
2. Mumbai
3. Antiseptic
4. Crooning Ignorance
5. Indian Beast
6. Vermin
7. Nepalese
8. Bondage
9. Sexual Cycle Of Human Norms
10. Smooth Voice
11. Goa

FH042 Scammers – Cover you

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RIYL: The Juan MacLean, Soft Cell, David Bowie, Hot Chip, The Presets, Scott Walker

Scammers is the man who puts ice to your your chest after a five hour rave. Scammers is the man who fills your coffee order at 7 in the morning and still has glitter in his eyebrows. Scammers is the man who uses sly innuendo as a razor blade. Scammers is the man who resents everything you are and hates what you have become. Scammers is insidious. Scammers works rank and file to bring the system down from within. In the very end you never would have known who it was if it wasn’t for the glitter…the damning glitter. But you never really got him anyway, did you?

PHIL DIAMOND resides in KANSAS CITY, MO

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1. Waterfall
2. Dave
3. 30 & Smokin
4. Transitioner
5. Cover Me
6. Oh-la-la
7. Do You Trust Me
8. Manager Song

FH040 Black Unicorn – Traced Landscapes

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RIYL: Tangerine Dream, Daphne Oram, Cluster, Kosmische, Radiophonic Workshop

Traced Landscapes is the law of correspondence seen from the rear view mirror of a departing space shuttle. A record of the parallel grown between macroscopic and microscopic in the basic urge for pattern, order, and meaning. Or like a thin sheet of paper — the copied blueprints of grand and unfathomable designs. These tracks are alien artifacts unearthed in parched deserts, planets orbiting like electrons, scale a relative term in washes of synthesized serendipity and filtered waves crashing upon shores of conscious reflection. The revelation is akin to the experience of Oedipa Maas in Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 as she senses the strange connection between city and circuit, “…she thought of the time she’d opened a transistor radio to replace a battery and seen her first printed circuit. The ordered swirl of houses and streets, from this high angle, sprang at her now with the same unexpected, astonishing clarity as the circuit card had . . . there were to both outward patterns a hieroglyphic sense of concealed meaning, of an intent to communicate.” Please enjoy your experience.

Black Unicorn is Curt Brown of Akron, OH

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A1. Lowland Observatory
A2. Cosmonoctambulant
A3. Temporal Immensities
A4. The Groutless Interstices
A5. Seafowl in Silhouette

B1. Trans-Dimensional Railway
B2. Magnetic Trap Type 77-B
B3. Petrified Lightning
B4. Magnetic Trap Type 77-C
B5. Celetal Supersanity

FH041 Cane Swords – Temple Swords

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RIYL: Morton Subotnick, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Golden Retriever, Caboladies

Akron, Ohio synthesists Cane Swords return to ultra-terrestrial form with an analog odyssey of planetary drift and tindered timbre to fuel interstellar craft seeking deep space revelation. Washes of infinite blue light cool the jet stream as a profusion of electronic sounds wobble cosmic in long form meditations and bursts of sonic spasm. Like a soundtrack to a lost Painlevé film about the deepest riches of hyperdimensional scuba diving heard through beams of teslascope and fractured telegraph — Temple Swords elicits wonder in the true face of the infinite. Requisite listening for deep winter nights both in Sol system and abroad.

Cane Swords are Curt Brown and Karl Vorndran of Akron, OH

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1. Temple Travel Thuggee
2. Telegraph One
I. Starfox Mulder
II. Rescue On, Fractalus!
III. Galactic Symmetry
3.  Telegraph Two
I. Voltage Control Gnosis
II. The Amalgamation of the Temple
4. Le Synchroniseur Luminescent

FH039 Mattress – Fuck The Future

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RIYL: Nick Cave, Suicide, Dirty Beaches

Portland Oregon’s reigning king of white-velvet doom returns with a sixer of vile yearnings and throbbing confessions. Gritty analog drum machines and flabby baselines drenched in reverb fill holes in the body formally filled with things like love and forgiveness. FUCK THE FUTURE has been said to be rough around the edges, brooding and somewhat frightening, like “Stephin Merritt crooning inside a locked closet”…

Rex Marshall is from Portland, OR

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1. Beautiful Moment
2. Fuck The Future
3. Arrested
4. Pretend
5. Watch For
6. Treasure

 

FH038 Oxykitten – Escape From New Amsterdam

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RIYL: Dr. Octagon, Add N To X, minimal synth

Slow, dark and brooding are the streets in New Amsterdam – gangs run everything, law is dead, people are terrified and the awful heat of summer will not abate in this filthy town. The survivors and the lucky have retreated into abandoned tunnels deep under the city, seeking respite, safety, a chance to start anew or perhaps to just wait out this civil war. But even deeper beneath them something is stirring; a dark malevolence is awakening, nourished by the pain and suffering that trickles down to pool in its ancient sarcophagi…as unbearable as life has been for all of New Amsterdam, the real horror is only beginning…

Oxykitten is from Portland, OR

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1. 40 oz Nipple
2. Beholding
3. Springtime for the Dead
4. Communal Goat
5. Msr. Slab
6. Avoiding Those Nasty Bad Beats
7. Secret Asian Trustfund
8. What is This Pleasure of My Too Tight Suit?
9. Dick Ray
10. The Gates of Haven
11. Forgetting to Live Again

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