Last Days of Montrose House by Anduin. New screen printed 10″ out January 23rd. Digital download includes seven bonus remixes – almost an hour of new music.
“Over the course of its episodic run, ghoulish sounds creep and slither across the eerily suggestive piece’s skeleton, low-pitched synth chords swell to monstrous proportions, and bass drums and footsteps loudly punctuate the haunted space. A sense of dread seeps into every pitch-black corner, making Last Days of Montrose House one of the most evocative and macabre Anduin pieces on record.” Textura
“Infinite Greyscale is one of our favorite labels, known for releasing quality 10″ records, only a handful each year. They’ve upped their game in 2015, as Anduin‘s Last Days of Montrose House is paired with a digital package of seven remixes from artists including Elian, Radere and Stephen Vitiello. It’s a generous move that essentially turns an EP into an album. The original, however, is the best. This is a compliment to the artist, as the guests are of such high pedigree one might expect them to challenge the composer for the title. But wow, what a track.” A Closer Listen
“2011’s Stolen Years was a seductively easy album to get lost in, but this latest 10-minute cut, “Last Days of Montrose House,” is more of a tricky beast, though no less evocative. Of all of Lee’s music it hews closest to his work as installation artist, an unpredictable amalgam of electronics and field recordings that capture the ethereal mood of interior spaces, a revolving door into chambers haunted by the interference of ghosts and memory. The full 10-inch also includes remixes by a whole host of artists including Stephen Vitiello, whose excellent take imbues the track with an awesomely off-kilter techno throb.” AdHoc
“After several outings on Richmond Tape Club, the enigmatic Anduin lands on Infinite Greyscale with a rather handsome remix package. His “Last Days Of Montrose House” track – a sparse, airy, beat-driven and drone-fuelled affair – is revamped by the likes of Stephen Vitiello, who throws in a 4/4 kick and makes things relatively more stable (but nonetheless abstract) and Radere with a power electronics version among others. Elian’s take is our pick, a stunning whirlpool of dicing electronics and humming, ominous drones. A gloriously forward-thinking release.” Juno
“Jonathan Lee’s Last Days of Montrose House only clocks in at a little over ten minutes, but you get seven remixes along with it so you’re getting your money’s worth. As another selling point, this was mastered by Rashad Becker whose name I only expect to see more and more on album credits. Infinite Greyscale likens this record to “entering a long abandoned building,” which my mind went straight to upon listening to this. I’d like to think this building’s got a blizzard pounding outside its walls, along with graffiti and rubble as far as the eye can see. It’s like Last Days of Montrose House gives voice to the spirits that vanished from this place…” Sly Vinyl
“Last Days of Montrose House’ is an enveloping collage piece sweeping from diaphanous field recording textures to treacherous drones and semi-organic modular scree. It’s a welcome return from Anduin, whose series of LPs for SMTG Limited between 2009-2012 have aged beautifully. Check also for the rumbling, Gas-like ambient techno of Tag Cloud’s mix, and Radere’s deeply abstracted version.” Boomkat
Still available: Stara Rzeka’s self titled 10″. An amazing composition, pressed to dark green vinyl with screen printed b-side. As always: handmade artwork, numbered edition of 300, includes printed liner notes, photograph, download code. Have a listen below.
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Dead memory of summer’s passion past.
Tears dropped, fluttering slowly to the earth …
“The solo project of Polish musician Kuba Ziołek (Old River) blends acoustic and electric guitar in a ruralist way, adding shortly arcing slivers of synth and gentle vocals. It makes me think of what early Six Organs might have been like if Chasny was modelling some of his textures on mid-period Moody Blues.” The Wire
“As the poem proceeds to wait for spring, Stara Rzeka (the village) waits (and works) for rejuvenation, Stara Rzeka (the artist) composes an ode to life, and “Stara Rzeka” (the track) blossoms and blooms, its latter half developing into a dense thicket of new growth. The storm has passed, seared into the memories of all who experienced it. But the storm is no longer their lead story; it’s just something that happened once upon a time, before the seeds, before the sprouts, before the children and the construction. One day, it will simply be a story in a tree ring. And a record is like a tree ring as well, especially a green record portraying a healthy tree. The circle is now complete.” A Closer Listen
“Thank god I have this wonderful 10-inch…, silk-screened and ready to party whenever 12 units just won’t do it. The production is fabulous too, bolstered by a 45 RPM clip and low end that creeps underneath softly, subtly creating a cocoon for the electronics to crawl around in. About halfway through an acoustic wash, complete with plaintive vocals, turns into a spider web that keeps expanding until the individual threads become too stretched out to trace. Enjoy getting lost in it too, a slow-motion waterslide that doesn’t stop until you’re dropped into liquid, calm, complete, and ready to take the ride again. The aforementioned packaging is as next-level as the audio, complete with a numbered insert, dark-green wax, a slick silk-screened Side B, and a few other fixin’s…” Tiny Mix Tapes
“Stara Rzeka goes from this very psychedelic take on folk to drone to space rock to this über bright explosion of ambience – like the ship Mr. Ziołek commandeered has officially taken off to be with the shining white specks in the sky we sometimes remember to gaze at in our overstimulated lives embedded in the blessing and curse we refer to as technology. This is something you put on to feel euphoric…” Sly Vinyl
“Powoli utwór mutuje w coś pomiędzy słodkim ambientem, muzyką filmową, a mesmeryczną psychodelią, którą kojarzy mi się z łąką wziętą z dziwnego snu. Autor inwokuje tu jakieś kosmiczne siły, które kumulują się w powolnym gitarowym drone, aż do granicy hałasu, po czym zanikają w radiowym szumie. Słuchacz pozostaje ostatecznie z otwartymi ustami, albo ze zdziwienia i zniechęcenia (wtedy są też skrzywione), albo z niemego zachwytu.” nocnyautobus
IGR04 Holly Herndon – Body Sound
We’re taking orders on Body Sound, the new 10″ by Holly Herndon. Handmade artwork, screen printed b-side on aqua-blue vinyl. Numbered edition of 300, includes printed liner notes, photograph, download code.
€18 plus shipping. Order from: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Here, (Herndon) collaborates with choreographer Cuauhtemoc Peranda, recording the sound of his movements before reordering, amplifying and tweaking them into an abstracted but tantalisingly rhythmic piece of sound: a melodic squelch of skin on floor becomes a drum pattern, a dragged sole like a zipper opening up the track. … Herndon has made a piece that reminds us of the reality of the body in motion, in all its impetuousness, imperfection, loneliness and vitality – another standout work from a producer whose previous album was called, appropriately, Movement.” The Guardian
“There is a true sense of physicality in this music: Peranda’s slaps, footfalls, slides, and leaps all stand out as clear as firelight. Herndon surrounds these singularities in a swirling miasma of digital mist, creating an unexpected dichotomy, a unique sense of tension that is ultimately entrancing. Body Sound is a heroic effort…” Decoder Magazine
“Body Sound is bare feet, bare hands, bare breath, the performer baring it all. Herndon’s arrangement allows the performance to imitate the skeleton of a song, with bass drum and synth noises intimated in the dance. An excellent use of stereo effects makes the modified performance seem three-dimensional, as if the listener, with closed eyes, is following the choreographer across the floor. The mastering is so crisp that one is swiftly reeled into the experience, invited to respond with whirls of one’s own. Body Sound is a true original, a pure vision brought to life.” A Closer Listen
“Body Sound is a unique duet between the corporeal and the computerised, a unique, abstracted expression of the relationship between digitised dynamics and physical movement which should spark the imagination of any forward-looking dance music fans and electronic connoisseurs.” Boomkat
“…it’s a wonderful thing, really, so it’s all the more exciting that Ms. Herndon’s new 10-inch, Body Sound, is coming out via Infinite Greyscale on July 17. It’s a single-sided baby blue 10-inch and boy is that single side purdy lookin’. In case you’re wondering…” Tiny Mixtapes
“Best Record Sleeves, July… Since Infinite Greyscale expanded from publishing books to pressing records, they’ve retained a sense of visual consistency by working exclusively with the same three artists on each of their projects, with Ulrich Schmidt-Novak responsible for the screen-printed B-side and Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck collaborating on the artwork. Their combined efforts for the label’s latest endeavour – Body Sound by the always excellent Holly Herndon – stand out for their own self-evident reasons.” Juno Plus
“Herndon places you as an observer to this intimate moment, where Peranda dances to an audience of one.” SlyVinyl
“One of the more refreshing voices in electronic music at the moment, Holly Herndon’s is a name we’re become increasingly familiar with as she finds innovative ways of exaggerating and expanding acoustic sounds through digital means. One side music/ one side screen print, her latest 10” is a beauty that brings the movement and breath of dancer Cauahtemoc Peranda to the forefront. The oft ignored and sonically omnipresent when magnified and twisted around Herndon’s sonic suggestions of a beat/shifting piston, become truly surreal. Highly recommended.” The Vinyl Factory
“For my money Herndon is one of the most exciting artists working in the realm of ‘experimental’ or ‘electronic’ music today and Body Sound keeps the pace… It’s mesmerizing and all-encompassing. Body Sound is a unique and vital entry in Herndon’s discography… her rise is still only in the early stages.” The Isolatarium
IGR03 Jan St. Werner – Split Animal Sculpture
IGR 03 Split Animal Sculpture by Jan St. Werner is not now! 300 copies available…
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“The more one plays the piece, the more one begins to discern patterns in what first seems random; a bit like the slow understanding of modern life, or one’s place in the world.” A Closer Listen
“Insanely gorgeous release… This package is a collector’s dream… The piece is utterly mesmerizing and a sheer delight to navigate.” Decoder Magazine
“Ineffably mesmeric, with sounds which seem to orbit incongruously but which somehow arrange themselves into a compelling system.” The Ransom Note
“It’s loopy and blurry and relaxing, a warm sleepy lull of wacked out synth drift.” Norman Records
“Eine elegische Stimmung stellt sich ein, kraftvoll reiben sich die Feedbacks in einer Art, die an das Streicheln einer etwas herben Großmutter erinnert: zärtlich, aber mit Schmirgelpapier. Dazu passt die Kirchenorgel, die sich als Fläche eingeschmuggelt hat. Spätestens ab der Mitte des etwas über elfminütigen Stücks taumelt man nur noch willenlos mit, gegen Ende schwebt man.” Intro Magazine
IGR01 Gabriel Saloman – Riots Don’t Just Happen SOLD OUT
“…brood and soar with a stately melancholy that sounds downright liturgical.” Line Out
“Saloman tempers and transposes the incendiary rage of Yellow Swans to a more sophisticated and theatrical appeal with a pensive arrangement sweeping from a mass of guitars which sound like distant horns to a wide-open panorama of low, scanning bass drone before a towering crest of feedback gives way and the damage is done.” Boomkat
“Here Saloman layers seductive guitar drones into a dark hovering fog with military drums increasing the tension until the grey clouds threaten to smother the listener into complete darkness but rising arcs of neoclassical strings ascend, puncturing with beams of bright light. The drums become increasingly frantic, rising into a crescendo and then the fog gently disperses. Yeah it’s just a single track but it’s really all you need.” Norman Records
“The military drums that launch and close the track echo those found on 2011′s Adhere. A brave touch is to introduce these drums for a second only before taking them away. One knows that they will return, but not when. This allows time for the drones to build and overlap, creating an anticipatory tension. When the elements unite at 3:39, their accumulated power threatens to overwhelm the grooves, but the needle never jumps out; the diamond tip is mesmerised.” A Closer Listen
IGR02 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Requiem (for Violin and Magnetic Tape) SOLD OUT
“The piece itself is simple and stunning, reminiscent of Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, a single melodic figure, repeated over and over, the tone and timbre constantly shifting, a sprawl of slow, soft swells, minor key and melancholy, tense, and dramatic and quite cinematic, a mesmerizing stretch of minimal mood music, that manages to be surprisingly sonically active, while at the same time, darkly tranquil and mesmerising.” Aquarius Records
“It’s an ostensibly static piece of keening hi-end violin pitches and barely-there but somehow nauseous low-end ferric presence all occurring in a gauzily mesmerising mid-ground. The label rightly describe its effect as “crepuscular”; it possesses a beguiling phosphorescent quality, like a flickering light at night.” Boomkat
“The loops seem to simultaneously push towards you and retreat building a mesmerising mournful ghostly sound. It’s a masterclass in repetition, darkness and subtlety. Highly recommended – Weep inducing heavy.” Norman Records
“The piece gains intensity as it progresses, rising and ultimately descending without giving any ground. Like its accompanying cover, it’s a twinned skeleton, strong enough to stand despite its apparent weight.” A Closer Listen
These are a series of 10″ records. Each is pressed as a single-sided colour vinyl with a screen printed b-side. All artwork is handmade by Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, and includes inserts and download code. Each printed in a numbered edition of 300.
Each record is: 18 Euros plus shipping.
(We will combine shipments if you buy more than one item)
To order from us send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Records also available from these fine mail-order establishments: ANOST, A-Musik, Norman Records, Boomkat, SoundOhm, Forced Exposure, Experimedia
And proper shops such as Bis Auf’s Messer, Staalplaat, Motto, Image Movement (Berlin), A-Musik (Cologne), Art into Life (Japan), Plattfon Records (Basel), Monorail (Glasgow), Cafe Oto (London), The Gutter (Copenhagen), Amoeba Music (USA), etc.
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