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Peter Zummo

peter zummo has been composing since 1967 and has performed his works for solo trombone and ensemble worldwide. his work has been associated with the contemporary classical tradition, in combination with or juxtaposition to the minimal, jazz, world music, and so-called art-rock styles.

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Okamotonoriaki

okamotonoriaki is an audio -visual artist based in tokyo. the 1983 osaka-born tama arts university graphic design graduate has been well-recognized for his works since his under - graduate days with his graduation video piece earning him the encouragement prize of the japan media arts festival. the freelance audio -visual artist is an awarded talent whose accolades includes the “golden wings” 2008 digital creators award, the 10th tbs digicon6“ sunrise award”, dotmov festival 2008 shortlist and nhk digital stadium’s “best selection”.

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Misanthrope CA

misanthrope ca is the black metal influenced formation by artist and photographer robert kulisek and david lieske aka carsten jost, co-owner of dial records. after their first limited tape redition "amerika" (2015), deathbridge is a full-length album recorded in the hamptons, new york, in collaboration with the oslo gallery "vi, vii".

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Queens

electronic artist and frequent panda bear collaborator scott mou is the first person to admit that his debut album end times, released under the moniker queens a few weeks ago, isn’t quite what people expect. “when dial records asked me to do it, i was really shocked and very humbled—and i thought the label would expect something different—more techno, more house, more classic minimalist,” recalls mou. what he gave them was of another mood entirely.

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Trish Keenan

a fascinating new mix prepared by the late broadcast singer trish keenan has emerged.
the sad passing of trish keenan has hit music fans hard. the broadcast singer took ill when touring in australia, and despite being admitted to hospital passed away due to compilations with pneumonia. a stunning vocalist, trish keenan seemed to embody everything which was great about broadcast. the band's mixture of creaking electronics with wyrd folk songwriting seemed otherworldly, with keenan's voice hinting at something intangible.

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Dolphins into the future

closing a cycle. after issuing three editions of this album on cassette, which all sold out in about two days each, i thought it was time to close this cycle with an expanded edition. a last glance to five years of work. not presenting a best of, … just offering a collection. and a reluctant view towards 5 years spent in small studios and tempting environments.

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White Noise

white noise is an experimental electronic music band formed in london, england, in 1968 by american-born david vorhaus, a classical bass player with a background in physics and electronic engineering. he was initially joined by bbc radiophonic workshop composers delia derbyshire and brian hodgson, who had formerly both been members of electronic music project unit delta plus.

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Rhys Chatham

rhys chatham altered the dna of rock music. the new york-born composer began as a classically-trained flute prodigy, but by 1975, chatham had drastically changed course---having studied under terry riley and la monte young (whom he later went on to work with)---and was fusing the overtone-drenched minimalism of john cale and tony conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the ramones

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Gigi Masin

"gigi masin, born in venice, italy on 24th october 1955, has been part of the music scene since the early 70’s and a radio dj with the most important radio stations. from 1978 he has been establishing a collaboration with poet/writer massimo palladino, a venture that had been permitting to carry out many and wonderefull pieces for theatre, television, radio broadcasting, where music and voice walk hand in hand, challenging and provoking themselves as well. sounds, tapes, turntables, live electronics are the ground where scene music moves."

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From Brussels With Love

the very first cd release of the classic 1980 compilation album from brussels with love, which was also the debut release from chic belgian indie label les disques du crepuscule. originally released as a deluxe cassette/book package in november 1980 it featured 20 exclusive tracks from the international avant garde and new wave, as well as the celebrated factory records roster.

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Finis Africae

finis africæ (or finis africae): words redolent of mystery and myth, of europe looking out to new lands, new worlds, new times. and so it is with a last discovery, the work of spaniard juan alberto arteche guel, and his musical co-adventurers, recorded between 1984 and 2001.

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Susumu Yokota

since his magnificent sakura (2000) and grinning cat (2001) albums the electronic music world has been in thrall to japan’s susumu yokota, a laptop composer whose prolific output of at least one album every year since 1998 is at odds with his compelling creations. when so much of today’s dashed-off ambient music comes off as characterless, indistinguishable and meaningless burble, yokota shows the way. not that he should thank us for calling this hour-long opus ambient.

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Casino Vs. Japan

casino versus japan is the recording name for erik kowalski. recording guitar-based, ambient/experimental music as radiogate in 1996 and 1997. kowalski matured in the underground electronic music community in milwaukee, wisconsin.

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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

born and raised in texas, jefre cantu-ledesma delved into abstract music around the same time he was studying sculpture and visual arts in san francisco in the mid-'90s. developing an ambient approach to the spacy indie rock and slowcore of the time, cantu-ledesma co-founded the highly influential instrumental act tarentel as well as working with experimental rock trio the alps and running the well-respected drone/ambient label root strata.

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RAMZi

ramzi’s world exists just outside the corner of your eye. it is a land of look behind; possible to reach, impossible to return. at least, impossible to return less a warrior.

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Russian Tsarlag

providence, ri garbage-artisan russian tsarlag aka carlos gonzales needs no introduction at this point – he’s been trucking his moldy fruit cart of sewage-pop and bad acid storytelling across the american wasteland since longer than most people have had an email account.

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The Space Lady

susan dietrich, who performs as the space lady, is an outsider musician.
singing and playing a casiotone keyboard and other instruments, dietrich streetcorners in the boston and san francisco areas. she now lives in colorado and as of 2012, has revived her live career playing at the riverwalk and on union street in pueblo, co, and at the ufo museum and research center in roswell, new mexico.

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