Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UPDATE: 10/27/14
Ballades is being shipped out this week to all pre-order customers. Thanks for your patience and support.  



Motion Sickness of Time Travel- Ballades 6xcs (HIV1142)

In September 2013, Rachel Evans committed to recording and releasing an album per month, each dedicated to the full moon of that particular month. Each album consists of one single, long-form composition using electronics, synthesizers and voice, totaling between 50 and 58 minutes in duration. The album names were taken from the Native American names for each month's full moon, and each was released as close to or on the date of that month's full moon. The albums were originally self-released in hand-numbered editions of 50 Cdrs, with each season (or set of three) having a different design and packaging scheme. In August of 2014 Rachel concluded and released the final recording. Beginning on September 9, 2014 pre-orders will become available for the six tape box set edition of these albums, which will include all twelve Ballades, one per side. Due to the limited capacity of cassettes for this version, three of the compositions have been trimmed so that no side exceeds 55 minutes. Even so, the full duration of this box set's audio is 10 hours and 37 minutes. Editions include six pro-dubbed and imprinted cassettes, housed in an oversized plastic box, with a two-sided 2015 lunar calendar designed by Rachel Evans.  Edition of 100.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Two new tapes and a double 3" CDr are now available in the STORE. Abyssal Farmers is SOLD OUT.


Future Ape Tapes- Pyramirrormid c40 (HIV139)

Mutant shape-shifters, Future Ape Tapes, deliver an otherworldly explosion of psychedelic sounds on their newest release, Pyramirrormid. Expanding the core duo of Donald Whitehead and Thomas Valadez into a full band, featuring two drummers, the Apes have perfectly documented their sometimes chaotic, sometimes sublime, always memorable live shows.  



Pro-dubbed edition of 100 tapes.


Quiet Evenings- Other Windows c36 (HIV140)

Having taken an extended vacation from Quiet Evenings to focus on Coyote Image etc., Other Windows is a return to form for the duo, exploring themes from their early output but with a modified arsenal of acoustic and electronic instruments. Cello and guitar slowly waft through hazy layers of vocals and synthesizers, awash in understated melancholia.



Pro-dubbed edition of 100 tapes. Covers printed on heavy shimmer paper.


Abyssal Farmers- The Story of Peter Globe 2x 3" CDr (HIV141)

The duo of Frank Baugh (Sparkling Wide Pressure) and Jani Hirvonen (Uton) reside on separate ends of the globe but through their collaborative project, Abyssal Farmers, have managed to combine their idiosyncratic approaches to folk and electronic music in creating this disjointed narrative. You never quite know what to expect as the two discs unfold and by the end you are left with more questions than answers but therein lies the charm.



Edition of 50 2x 3" CDrs housed in a DVD case.