Orange Ice & Wax Crayons

(Cat|Sun) CD $14.50

Reissue of early ’80s demos collection by Martyn Bates and Peter Becker, with seven tracks from Document’s 1992 edition, and four previously unreleased tracks (“Formerly at Midnight,” “Egg Box Mask,” “Red Letter Day,” and “Music For Playgrounds”). Moody, quirky and atmospheric pop rock, influenced by Eno, late-’70s Bowie, Kraftwerk.


Artificial Field Recordings

(Cat|Sun - CAT8) CD $13.50

The sixth solo album by the editor of M|I magazine, who slides off his chair whenever the opportunity to electrify and process analog synthesizers, guitars, trumpets and acoustic instruments comes along. Oscillating between organic lo-fi, ambient and psychedelia, Mirt always returns to a fascination with field recordings and the environment in which they are embedded, and replaces them with electronic music and acoustic sounds like the repetitive, subdued murmurs of urban agglomeration and chaotic pulsing of wild landscapes fused into entirety, woven from fragments of reality.


Journey Through The City Or Something Else

(Cat|Sun - CAT10) CD $14.00

Ten-year anniversary reissue of Mirt's second release, already a mature sound that melts synthesizer, trumpet, guitar and acoustic instruments and perhaps a sampling device. Ambient, lo-fi jazz, trip-hop-like, a perfect soundtrack for sipping, puffing, or stargazing.