Majeure: Romance Language
Since he began moonlighting from his main gig as one-half of sci-fi prog powerhouse Zombi, multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra has become increasingly renowned as the mastermind behind Majeure. Following the assured debut epic, Timespan, his second album, Solar Maximum,delivered on the promise of a retro-futurist ambient synth-rock masterpiece. Romance Language continues this journey with two sprawling, side-long tracks that marry the sci-fi disco of Timespan with the celestial Mars-scapes of Solar Maximum. It is both a nod to Majeure's prior accomplishments, and a peek into his sunspot-bright future ? fitting for an artist whose entire career has been devoted to fluidly melding the past and the future to create a transcendent present.
This vinyl-only release is strictly limited to 1,000 copies, and includes a free MP3 downloadcoupon.
The Books: Freedom From Expression
The Books were one of modern music?s most vital players of this still-young millennium. Over the course of four albums in ten years? time, they eschewed genres and pigeonholes so effortlessly and earnestly that they ultimately pioneered a new genre (or three) in the process. And for all thespeechlessness their recordings inspired, their videos were every bit as beguiling: a surreal mix of bizarre found footage, home movies, and psychedelic animated imagery that fit their music so well that the two became virtually inseparable in their live performances. Freedom FromExpression collects every video ever made by the Books, compiled in chronological order. It?s enormously satisfying and fulfilling to map the progression from humble bedroom curiosities through to hilariously warped experimental art films masquerading as music videos. At over twohours in length across 21 videos, it is an invaluable piece of the Books? universe, one that demands constant replays, and delivers as many emotional and cerebral twists and turns as anything else in their absurdly unique and forward-thinking catalog.
William Basinski: The Disintegration Loops 5xCD+DVD
For a collection of music built around the poignant inevitability of decay, there has been a great many hopeful and inspired words devoted to William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops: stunning, ethereal, majestic, transfixing, life-affirming... and for good reason. From its 20-year gestation period to its infamously fateful completion, The Disintegration Loops is one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape. The very passage of time is its most effective instrument. To mark the 10-year anniversary of its original release ? and its forthcoming induction into the 9/11 Memorial Museum this year ? Temporary Residence Ltd. ishonored to collaborate with William Basinski in presenting The Disintegration Loops in a fashion truly befitting a library of music with such a lasting legacy. This breathtaking limited-edition, numbered box set contains all four historic volumes, plus a pair of stunning live orchestral performances from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 54th Venice Biennale, both previously unreleased. Remastered from the original recordings, this exquisite box set also includes the extremely rare 63-minute The Disintegration Loops film on DVD, and a 148-page fullcolor book featuring rare photos taken during the making of The Disintegration Loops, and liner notes by Basinski, Antony, David Tibet of Current 93, Ronen Givony of the Wordless MusicSeries, and Michael Shulan, Creative Director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Four Tet: Beautiful Rewind
Beautiful Rewind. Shout out to Text Records. The album is all done and just getting some copies made and then will get it into shops for you. LP, CD and Internet versions. No pre order, no YouTube trailers, no iTunes stream, no Spotify, no Amazon deal, no charts, no Bit Coin deal, no last minute Rick Rubin.
The Books: Music For A French Elevator and Other Oddities
While supplies last, we are offering this very special limited-edition vinyl-only double album, Music For A French Elevator And Other Oddities. Originally available as a part of the hugely acclaimed, super-deluxe A Dot In Time. box set, Music For A French Elevator compiles all of the Books?non-album tracks into one fittingly surreal package befitting the group who essentially created their own genre (often reluctantly described as ?collage-pop?). A total of 45 tracks are here, including standouts and longtime favorites ?Classy Penguin,? ?8 Frame,? and their sublime NickDrake cover ?Cello Song Feat. Jose Gonzales.? Along with their commissioned pieces for the 1% art and sound installation in the Ministry of Culture in Paris, France, the collection includes the Books? unreleased film score for the feature-length Biosphere 2 documentary, a stellar collection of counterpoint electroacoustic explorations that emanate the kind of wry charm and wit that became a staple of the Books? music. Packaged in an impeccably designed die-cut jacket w/ metallic inks, this collection proves that even the Books? non-album material is worthy of emphatic celebration and adoration.
Grails: Black Tar Prophecies Vols. 4, 5, & 6
Following the release of their most acclaimed album of their decade-long career, Deep Politics(2011), Grails revisited Black Tar Prophecies, their ever-expanding, enigmatic tapestry of eclectic experiments released in scarce limited editions that often disappear before most fans discovertheir existence. Black Tar Prophecies Vol's 4, 5 & 6 collects the last three volumes in the BlackTar series, originally released as a limited-edition 12", and a split LP with Finish psych-rock phenoms, Pharaoh Overlord. Exclusive to this collection is Volume 6, three previously unreleased tracks that run the gamut from found-sound collage to moody, piano-driven soundtracks to obscure erotic horror films that never existed (but should have). Available on triple-gatefold CD Digipak or Deluxe Gatefold 2xLP, the vinyl features four mind-blowing laser etchings ? one on each side of the record, beginning where the grooves of the music end. It's pretty, and pretty unbelievable.