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We are a delighted to announce the release of these two cassettes, marking the first productions of 2016, which looks to be another very busy year for the Agency. First up, we have the dreamtime etherealism of phonographically laden song dissolve from Kate Carr; and then the feral debut cassette from the hitherto unknown Himukalt. Both were released on February 26, 2016. Click the links below for more information.

Himukalt
Conditions Of Acrimony // Cassette / Digital
release date : February 26, 2016

Kate Carr
It Was A Time Of Laboured Metaphors // Cassette / Digital
release date : February 26, 2016


Recently published:

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project //The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 // LP
"Fossil Aerosol Mining Project are a rare project in this modern age that has managed to retain their anonymity and enigmatic nature amidst a culture obsessed with having a social media presence. Other than a connection to Zoviet France (a band of similar ambiguity) and their location in the Midwestern United States, there’s very little to know about the project. It may be a cliché to say, but the music and sounds contained on The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 conveys far more than words or images could, and this record captures the sound of a dark, decaying history riddled with mystery." -- Heathen Harvest

Grant Evans //Brittle // Cassette / Digital
Beacons of monochord guitar. Radiant dispersions of glare and trill. Compacted bowed metal resonance. Interstitial ecological sounds from water, bird, and tree. Exhumed cassette minimalism. And a gasping, pulsing, morphing drone that bends around each of these sound objects. Such is the vivid unfurling of Brittle -- a meticulous and wondrous bricolage of the exploded organic.

Radioson //радиосон// Cassette SOLD OUT / Digital
Disruptive interference, numbers station mechanization, various Russian military transmissions, and electrically charged currents of caustic drone are constructed from a position of clinical detachment over the psychic and physical detritus that spills forth in his homeland. The occasionally kosmiche turns for electronic sequencing are a unique take on the Schnitzler / Schulze strategies from the ’70s, though mapped out on antiquated Russian synthesizers, tape machines, and of course radios. 

Richard Garet //60' Cassette // Cassette / Digital
Crude electro-acoustic strategies are at work in this tape-on-tape monolith, where the murky surfaces are pricked and the bruises of multiple generations of recording are revealed. Rasping hiss, mud-gray compression, spluttering motors, rancorous textures of iron filing shards, flecked dried scabs, garbled noise, irradiated drones and thrumming bellows from the machine drown in heavy, elemental waveform crush. 

and later in 2016
Ekin Fil tba LP
Francisco Meirino Surrender, Render, End CD
Ave Adonai tba Cassette
BJ Nilsen tba Cassette / LP


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We highly recommend that customers outside the North America make their purchases from these distributors, as the shipping costs have gone up dramatically for first class and priority to cross the border of the United States. In 2016, the rate increase was on average 21%. We cannot incur losses for this increase, and unfortunately this gets passed onto our beloved customers. If the shipping calculator through Paypal (which has always been a very blunt tool) over charges you, we will refund the difference upon calculating the exact price. If the shipping calculator under represents the cost, we may ask for an addition charge to cover the shipping. We do apologize; and again, we highly recommend you contacting any of our distributors to inquire about our products.

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