Saturday, January 22, 2011

Demdikes for Sale

Unfortunately, I couldn't synchronize this with the #8 Record(s) of 2010 full write-up, because here's ½ of it!

The three physical (as opposed to downloads), song-related (as opposed to mixes) Demdike Stare releases from last year. Formerly vinyl-only, now on a 3xCD set, with 40 minutes of bonus material!! From Boomkat, it's only £17 (around $27 at the moment).

Read more at Modern Love Records.
The music Demdike Stare make is hard to pin down, based largely around archival musical sources ranging from obscure library records to long forgotten jazz, early electronic, and industrial recordings, alongside an array of Iranian, Pakistani, Turkish and Eastern European material largely unknown in the Western world. Demdike Stare absorb and re-align these found sounds via their ever-expanding array of analogue machinery, ending up with something that is in part Plunderphonic, but ultimately completely new. Their music has sometimes been lumped-in with the Hypnagogic, Hauntological and, most recently, ‘Witch House’ movements, but ultimately Demdike Stare should appeal to anyone with an interest in everything from classic KPM library records through to the music of Basic Channel and all the way to the smudged, altered-realities of James Ferraro and The Caretaker.

You can also stream the three 2010 releases on their individual label pages:
1. Forest of Evil

2. Liberation through Hearing

3. Voices of Dust

YouTube's not really a good delivery method for Demdike Stare, but o well...

"Matilda's Dream" from Liberation through Hearing (2010)

Also, I again suggest you check out Boomkat's HOT OFFERS.

Now includes cd's of Demdike Stare's Symbiosis (their previous song-related collection, 2009) and Osmosis (their first mix-CD of 2010), The Alps' Le voyage (#4, 2010) and III (#9, 2008), Black to Comm's Alphabet 1968 (#1, Drone/Ambient 2009), Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age (#6, Drone/Ambient 2009), Rene Hell's Porcelain Opera (#33, 2010), The Caretaker's Persistent Repition of Phrases (2008), and the Leyland Kirby 3xCD set (#3, Drone/Ambient 2009), Grouper's Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill, William Fowler Collins's Perdition Hill Radio (#8, Drone/Ambient 2009), and many more. Mostly for around $10 or less!!

I noticed many of those are on Type Records, a terrific label. Good music, free streaming preview of entire albums, and regular excellent artist-mix "Typecast" downloads... Check 'em out!

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