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Alcor

(Kye - KYE19) LP $15.25

Debut LP by a new seductive and puzzling voice from the Australian wilderness of Ferntree Gully, Victoria -- collecting the crème de la crème of a string of micro-edition CDRs. Field recordings of humble organic activity bend against a foundation of discreetly processed electronics and piano, creating sonorities that are as indefinable as they are unforgettable. Ideal for fans of fringe position electro-acoustic study and Delphic audio confusion, or anyone who pines for the days when Small Cruel Party still roamed the earth. Edition of 350.

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Inland

(Kye - KYE26) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Mark Harwood and sometime collaborator Maja Larsson complicate reason with dark and circuitous audio constructs. Inspired by Gerard Murnane’s 1988 novel of the same name, and executed using piano, bells, tapes, gong, autoharp, hammer, television, organ, and dry ice pellets, Inland explores a personalized perception of space, both real and imagined. The duo’s fabricated dreamworld teases logic, tricks the ear, cuts the face of expectation, and exposes a ten-part fractal sonic geography, governed by its own laws, and flushed with all the beauty and horror of the natural world. Edition of 400.