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2020

Mysterious mini-LP of catchy lo-fi bedroom sketches on Dean Blunt’s World Music label.

Safe Trip once again unearths recordings from Japanese brothers Satoshi & Makoto’s archive of experiments with the Casio CZ-5000. From the first few notes of A1 Closer, the […]

Soulful, spiritual and evocative instrumental workouts on the debut full length from LA based pianist, producer and composer.

Delicate ambient/drone compositions from the Los Angeles based artist. “The sublime songs comprising New York-based musician Ana Roxanne’s second record, Because Of A Flower, germinated gradually across five […]

Compilation of Australian Ambient and Experimental Music spanning 1993-2008 “A period of early 90s post-rave ethereality defined by pleasure-centred spaces (chill-out rooms) and the personal computer’s emergence as […]

DIY bedroom band experimentations exploring a wide array of styles.. Andreas Hofer has designed the covers of all copies with ink drawings, each cover is one of a […]

Textural, jazzy ambient full length from the founder of Munich-based modern jazz quintet Fazer.. “The only audio sources in the process of making the album were his record […]

Record Culture Magazine is a bi-annual publication that focuses on niche music communities around the world and their intersection with the worlds of art, fashion and culture. Led […]

“I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” – John Cage, 1954 John Cage: A Mycological Foray […]

Previously unreleased. A Don Cherry led quartet known as the “Organic Music Society” focused on vocals compositions and improvisations. Recorded by RAI (the Italian public broadcasting company) in […]

Elegant pop influenced, ambient/modern classical compositions. “Borne from a new found sense of confidence and self-awareness, the album is inspired by both local and neighbouring musical cultures and […]

Thoughtfully restrained and expertly constructed ambient minimalism from . “The Museum Of No Art album is a collection of days and moods, images and circumstances I experienced and […]

Renowned world music expert and modern pop music cynic Lloyd Miller returns with At the Ends of the World, an apocalyptic jazz album that expresses “the social and […]

Under the moniker Fools, Chris Bear (the longstanding drummer/multi-instrumentalist of Grizzly Bear, and composer for HBO’s High Maintenance) recently released his first solo album on the Music From […]

A Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra/Underground Musicians Association Oral History of Growing Up In Postwar South Central Los Angeles. In the post World War II era, dozens of young […]

Deep and textural organic music inspired by the varied terrain of the Schleswig-Holstein Aufnahmen landbridge in Northen Germany. “Fascinated by the cultural and geographical history of his homeland, […]

First release from Los Angeles based modern spiritual jazz quartet fronted by acoustic bassist Seth Ford-Young. Effortlessly relaxed, lush, atmospheric jazzscapes. Highly recommended deep listening.

A swell of deep melody, sophisticated sound collage, and absolute aquatic bliss inspired by the rhythmic movement of water and how its rippled reflections bend our perception. Check […]

Funky and beautiful early works from Ethiopian soul legend Ayalew Mesfi previously only available on 7″ in extremely scarce quantities.

Organic, jazz influenced modern electronica exploring Balearic, dub, house and Afro all in a free thinking manner.

One of our favorite new releases this year, Duval Timothy’s Help is a powerful narrative journey navigating through the the trenches of the music industry, self-help videos, and […]

On his first solo release in almost 3 years, the British producer extraordinaire responsible for 2017’s massive club hit “Blue Pedro,” delivers one of his most satisfying and […]

Stripped down, traditional Brazilian folk songs played from the soul. “Recorded on analog tape with an ear to the production techniques of Brazilian records from the ’60s and […]

An early contender for best of 2020, R_R_’s Train of Thought is the debut of Latvian composer, sound artist, and lecturer, Reinis Semēvics. Released on the always dependable […]

Textural ambient, field recordings and sound collaging come together in perfect harmony to create this haunting and nostalgic listen. With moments that could easily be mistaken for an […]

More of that signature “Akron sound” from the Last Resort universe. GS Schray & co’s modern jazz quartet deliver a shadowy, pensive listen with evocations of nostalgia. Check […]

As a possible ode to Mort Garson’s Plantasia, Olive Ardizoni designed their first record as Green-House to communicate with plant life and the people who care for them. […]

After a making his way playing guitar and pedal steel in several different psych-rock and modern country groups over the last two decades, Raymond Richards debuts his first […]

“Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty – best known for their roles within pioneering jazz band, BADBADNOTGOOD – present their collaborative album, Visions, a sublime combination of modern jazz, […]

Restrained, spacious and thoughtful improvisations that shoot straight for the heart. “Fully improvised, ‘Between No Things’ is an honest musical reflection of a new friendship between two kindred […]

It’s not every day that you listen to a record where jazz and ambient genres can meld so cohesively that they form another thing altogether. On Lemon Quartet’s […]

Go Hirano’s 2004 Corridor of Daylights sees a first time vinyl reissue thanks to Los Angeles label Black Editions. An outlier in Tokyo’s P.S.F. catalogue, a label known […]

Essential UK street soul recently reissued by Toronto’s Invisible City, “Street Soul” compiles the most beloved tracks by Soul Connection, a late 80’s duo made up of producer/pioneer […]

The debut release from NYC based artist Chester Raj Anand serves as something of an audio diary retelling the experience of a solo trip to Tokyo. The story […]

Picture the delight of meeting one of the most interesting people you’ve ever encountered, spending an impromptu afternoon with them over a long cup of coffee, picking their […]

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