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Lubomyr Melnyk returns with 'Evertina' EP

We first introduced Lubomyr Melnyk and his unique continuous music technique to a wider audience with 'Corollaries', an album produced by Peter Broderick in 2013. Now he returns with a 24-minute mini album entitled 'Evertina'. Featuring three newly composed solo piano pieces, the long-form EP showcases another side to Lubomyr Melnyk – his more gentle and melodic work.

In 2012 Lubomyr's ears began to notice the remarkable tonal depth of upright pianos. To Lubomyr the upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colours. 'Evertina' and 'Awaiting' were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friend's home in New York in October 2012 – just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city. Some children were listening to Lubomyr as he played in a hotel lobby in Cologne and 'Butterfly' is the piece that he made for them. It was recorded on a battered grand piano somewhere in Switzerland in late 2013, with the lid closed down to soften the effect. 'Evertina' will be available on 10" vinyl, CD and download from December 15th.

"These three pieces fit so nicely together in spirit, they present a tableau, a tiny triptych that can reach the world without waiting for a major work, they stand beautifully on their own, and do not need an album to surround them with comfort and padding. No, they are what they are, and a short musical interlude as this record gives, is just perfect for their nature." – Lubomyr Melnyk

· Listen to the title track

· Watch the official tour video trailer featuring Lubomyr performing a live version of 'Butterfly' in Copenhagen

· Pre-order 'Evertina' on 10"/CD/DL

Kiasmos album out now

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By focusing solely on their self-titled debut album, Ólafur and Janus have been able to combine and further develop their unique sound aesthetics over the past five years to complete an album driven by their mutual love for electronic music.

· Read a track by track guide via Drowned In Sound

"Ólafur Arnalds' project with Bloodgroup's Janus Rasmussen will take your breath away."

The duo will perform live in London for their album release show on November 29th at the Village Underground with support from label mate Rival Consoles and special guest Dauwd.

· Watch the official audiovisual for 'Burnt' created by Máni M. Sigfússon, which will accompany their live performance.

· Hear album tracks 'Bent' here' and 'Burnt' here

'Kiasmos' is out now on Ltd. Edition Clear and Black Double Vinyl, CD and Download via Erased Tapes and can be ordered here.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos

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A Winged Victory For The Sullen return with their acclaimed second album 'Atomos', inspired by contemporary dance and new instrumentation – out now!

Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet, was one of these fans and chose to play the album repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group's reaction with the music, he contacted Adam and Dustin to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre. The duo were given complete artistic freedom and they treated the score with the same care and attention as their debut album.

'It's a strange and beautiful album, one that's hard to turn away from' ★★★★ – Q 

'It’s as elegant and grandiose and soothing and enveloping as it ever was' (8/10) – Drowned In Sound

'Altered states indeed’ ★★★★ – Mojo 

'The ultimate success of the listening experience is in its ability to stir an emotional reaction’ – The Quietus

Listen to the full album exclusively via The Quietus here.
Watch their sold out London performance via Boiler Room here.
Order the album on CD/2xLP/DL via our store here.

Douglas Dare announces new EP 'Caroline/If Only'

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"If I knew I were alive, I could do so much better. If I knew what I had, then I could use it more wisely. If only I’d known before then I’d be in a better place already. If only."  

London-based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare releases new EP, following on from his debut album 'Whelm'. Named after album track 'Caroline' and new track 'If I Knew I Were Alive', it also features remixes by fellow label mate Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles and Houndstooth’s own electronic producer Ross Tones aka Throwing Snow.  

"The recording has this demo quality which I really enjoy. I love how revealing a demo can be, it seems to expose the fundamental ideas the songwriter had and the basic quality of the recording is very revealing. One of my favourite records is PJ Harvey’s ‘4 Track Demos’ where the songs are so stripped back that you can appreciate the finest details." – Douglas Dare

'Caroline/If Only' will be released on a Limited Edition 10” Vinyl and Download via Erased Tapes on September 22, 2014 and can be pre ordered from here.


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