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Realistic IX
Cat: KRANK 242. Rel: 09 Aug 24
Post Rock/Experimental
Realistic (I'm Still Waiting)
Difficult Boy
Crucial Years
Image Of Love
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Realistic IX
Cat: KRANK 242LP. Rel: 09 Aug 24
Post Rock/Experimental
Realistic (I'm Still Waiting)
Difficult Boy
Crucial Years
Image Of Love
Review: Belong's latest offering, Realistic IX, presents a mesmerizing journey through acid-washed landscapes of sound. Michael Jones and Turk Dietrich craft an heavily processed sonic experience, where bleached guitars, hypnotic drums, and buried vocals coalesce to create shifting gradients of haze and hypnosis. Melodies ebb and flow, sometimes surfacing before submerging into feedback-laden currents. Despite a 13-year hiatus since their last Kranky release, Common Era, Belong's synergy remains undiminished. Their commitment to motorik drone and liminal emotion evolves on Realistic IX, offering a tactile and unreal exploration of sound. Tracks like 'Souvenir' showcase distant vocals shrouded in dissonance, while 'Image of Love' introduces drum machine work and reverberated melodic changes. Overall, Realistic IX is a shimmering comeback for Belong, capturing the band's enigmatic allure and pushing their sonic boundaries with finesse.
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Cat: KRANK 045LP. Rel: 01 Jul 24
The Sun (3:36)
Balance (Trembling) (8:34)
Elevation (10:15)
The Llama's Dream (5:05)
Consciousness (12:38)
Resolution (4:56)
Review: Windy & Carl's album Consciousness encapsulates the duo's exploration of ambient and drone music with a warmer, more pastoral feel compared to their previous works. Absent are the vague dread and claustrophobia, replaced by buoyant soundscapes that evoke sense of tranquility. The song titles themselves, such as 'The Sun' and 'Elevation,' reinforce this lighter tone. 'The Sun' opens the album with simple yet direct electric guitar chords, setting the stage for the serene journey ahead. Even tracks like 'Balance (Trembling)' touch on darker shadings but quickly transition to glowing, comforting tones. Tracks like 'Elevation' and 'The Llama's Dream' contribute to the dream-like atmosphere of the album, with shimmering tones and ethereal vocals adding to its hallucinatory quality. 'Resolution' concludes the album with a final, contemplative note. Consciousness shows Windy & Carl's dedication to perfecting the drone. While there may not be a major departure in style, the album is commitment to crafting immersive sonic experiences. For fans of ambient and drone music, Consciousness is another great album to have and enjoy.
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Triple Point
Cat: KRANK 049LP. Rel: 01 Jul 24
Hydrogen (3:29)
Ampere (7:25)
Pressure (4:33)
Zero (4:13)
Discrete Entropy (5:20)
Fuel Exergy (6:03)
Enthalpy (5:03)
Conductivity (7:35)
Vapour (5:07)
Third Law (5:35)
Steady State (3:13)
P Motion (5:51)
Absolute (9:55)
Review: Loscil, the moniker of Canadian sound designer Scott Morgan, released his debut album Triple Point in 2001, now available on vinyl for the first time. An ambient dub concept album inspired by thermodynamics, Triple Point explores soundscapes that evoke the principles of heat and entropy. Tracks like 'Hydrogen' and 'Ampere' build from muted beats and looped synth melodies, creating an atmosphere that is clinical and stark. Morgan's talent for arranging sound is evident as he layers samples to produce a sense of intricate, microscopic processes. 'Pressure' and 'Vapour' show his ability to craft immersive environments, though the overall minimal approach. Fans of experimental electronic music will appreciate Loscil's meticulous sound design and the album's conceptual depth.
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Colours Of Air
Cat: KRANK 236LP. Rel: 26 Feb 24
Cyan (6:11)
Aqua (4:23)
Yellow (5:02)
Grey (4:08)
Black (8:28)
Pink (6:14)
Violet (6:10)
Gold (7:06)
Magenta (8:00)
Review: Heavyweight ambient partnerships don't come much bigger than Lawrence English and Loscil, who pool their considerable resources into this majestic album for Kranky. If you're familiar with Loscil's shimmering, sweetly synthetic sound, you'll be very happy with the grandiose blooms of undulating colour bleeding out of 'Cyan', while English's affinity for subtlety comes to the fore on 'Aqua'. The approach for the album was centred around a century-old pipe organ at the Old Museum in Brisbane, but of course there's been a lot of work done on the original sound sources. There's no great tussle between the respective artists - their sound practices merge beautifully, rendering an essential addition to both of their considerable catalogues.
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Temple IV
Temple IV (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: KRANK 009. Rel: 07 Jun 24
Post Rock/Experimental
She Waits On Temple IV (11:53)
Departing The Body (4:45)
The Soul Quietens (3:13)
The Passage Of Forms (9:25)
Jaguar Meets Snake (7:42)
Above The Canopy (14:39)
Jaguar Unseen (2:17)
The Light Is Heavy The Rain Is Soft (6:34)
I Will See You There (11:52)
Review: Few recording artists have aligned the quantity and quality of their releases as well as New Zealand singer/guitarist Roy Montgomery has in 1995. Beginning with Kranky's release of the soundtrack for an imaginary film That That Is...Is (Not) by Roy's duo Dissolve early in the year, a series of superb albums and singles have been issued by a variety of labels across the world. Each one of them is a must have. Most recently, the Drunken Fish label released a collection of pastoral drones entitled Scenes From The South Island, singles have appeared on the Roof Bolt and Gyttja labels, and further singles are scheduled with Ajax, Siltbreeze and others. Temple IV is the first solo recording by Roy Montgomery on Kranky; the album was recorded by Roy on a four-track tape deck and then thickened up with monophonic moog. The tracks thereupon are thick with interwoven guitar lines and Moog drone, inspired by the Guatemalan rain forests and the mysterious ruins of the temple and ruins Roy visited there. The long overdue recognition of Montgomery as a crucial figure in New Zealand's musical history as a member of The Pin Group, Shallows and Dadamah, is now augmented by his new recordings. Temple IV will serve to extend and deepen that appreciation.
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Foreign Body
Cat: KRANK 162. Rel: 21 Mar 12
Fell Sound
Silent From Above
Drowning The Call
Mirror Of Our Sleeping
 in stock $24.31
Because Of A Flower
Because Of A Flower (LP in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: KRANK 230LP. Rel: 14 Dec 20
Track 1 (0:49)
A Study In Vastness (6:42)
Suite Pour L'invisible (6:52)
Track 4 (5:16)
Camille (5:03)
Venus (7:38)
Take The Thorn, Leave The Rose (5:59)
Review: Ana Roxanne is no stranger to gender discourse. 'I'm Every Sparkly Woman', which appeared on her 2015 debut EP, was a re-reading of the iconic Whitney Houston - Chaka Khan cover, and a celebration of modern femininity and empowerment which later became about loving yourself irrespective of gender as Roxane came out as intersex. Now ready with her second full-length album, identity is never far from the table.

Opening with a spectacular spoken word piece told through multi-tracked voices, we're given an introduction of layers, shades and connected musical phrases that's at once abstract but coherent - the complexity of life on record, perhaps? From there we explore everything from Gothic choral to ambient, New Age and dream pop. The result is highly affecting, sublime stuff you sink into slowly and never want to get back out of.
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Played by: Ariel Zetina
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No Highs
Cat: KRANK 239. Rel: 11 May 23
Total Garbage
Lotus Light
Winter Cop
In Your Mind
Monotony II
Pulse Depression
Sense Suppression
Living Spa Water
Review: A curveball for the ambient artist, 'No Highs' represents the longtime Tim Hecker's focus on the present state of the world. Compared to the textural blissouts of his earlier work, the clue for the meaning of this album is in the title. 'No Highs' is rather bleak and unsettling, reflecting the polluted and chaotic state of many parts of the world - all of it if we continue on the same path. Hecker's usual sonics are replaced with distortion, noise and dissonance, using electronics, saxophone and strings. Not intended to soothe or distract, as is often assumed with much 'ambient music', this is an album that succeeds in confronting and challenging instead.
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The Dead Texan (reissue)
Cat: KRANK 072LP. Rel: 23 Sep 22
Modern Classical
The 6 Million Dollar Sandwich (2:58)
Glen's Goo (4:03)
A Chronicle Of Early Failures (part 1) (6:12)
A Chronicle Of Early Failures (part 2) (5:02)
Taco Me Manque (2:29)
Aegina Airlines (2:45)
When I See Scissors, I Cannot Help But Think Of You (3:30)
Girth Rides A (Horse)+ (2:32)
La Ballade D'Alain Georges (4:43)
Beatrice Part 2 (4:08)
The Struggle (5:20)
Review: Adam Wiltzie is a member of Windsor for the Derby and Stars of The Lid, and alongside Christina Vantzou he crafted The Dead Texan back in 2004. It now finally gets a reissue which reminds us of its lush and weightless electronic and experimental charms. All 11 tunes are painterly in style with smeared synths and widescreen designs created using piano, guitar and electronic sounds. Piano motifs give an anchor to most of the tracks and there is spiritual gravity in many of them. Two decades old now but still relevant, the is a reissue well worth having.
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Eleven Fugues For Sodium Pentothal
Cat: KRANK 241LP. Rel: 09 Apr 24
Buried At Westwood Memorial Park, In An Unmarked Grave, To The Left Of Walter Matthau (4:46)
Tissue Of Lies (3:37)
Pelagic Swell (3:28)
Stock Horror (7:14)
Dim Hopes (3:37)
As Above Perhaps So Below (2:24)
Mexican Helium (3:08)
We Were Vaporised (4:28)
(Don’t Go Back To) Boogerville (3:05)
Review: American composer and sound engineer Adam Wiltzie, may not yet be a household name in electronic music yet but it's a safe bet you have heard projects that he has been involved in. Adam is one half of the highly regarded ambient and drone project Stars Of The Lid for the past 30 years and also worked with many popular rock and indie bands as an engineer as well as done composing for film and TV. Eleven Fugues For Sodium Pentathol is the name for his first all original material for a full album. Last year in 2023 brought the untimely death of Stars Of The Lid partner Brian Mcbride. However, Adam's relationship with Kranky records is as strong as ever and that's where his first solo album finds a home. The music is inspired by a recurring dream Adam had where the music he composes makes people die. The music blends heavy emotions from ruin to absolute beauty. A powerful album that has extreme depth and cinematic expansiveness. We hope this will be the start to a very productive solo career that will continue his excellent work that was done with Stars Of The Lid.
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AIA: Alien Observer (reissue)
Cat: KRANK 224. Rel: 29 Oct 19
Moon Is Sharp (6:56)
Alien Observer (3:56)
Vapor Trails (8:56)
She Loves Me That Way (Second Heart Tone) (8:34)
Mary On The Wall (6:10)
Come Softly (4:29)
Review: Back in 2011, Liz Harris - better known under her artistic alias Grouper - released a pair of albums under the "AIA" banner. The first, "Dream Loss", has already been reissued; here, they offer up the second, "Alien Observer". It partly explores similar sonic territory, where distant-sounding recordings of Harris' voice, synths and evocative guitars are smothered in reverb, field recordings and noise, but also includes a few sharper, more defined moments. Amongst these, we'd suggest checking the sublime title track, a beautifully becalmed and spaced-out fusion of Harris' vocals and delay-laden guitar arpeggio scales, and closer "Come Softly", an even more beautiful and minimalist piece that's nothing less than stunning.
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The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid
Cat: KRANK 050. Rel: 04 Sep 15
Requiem for Dying Mothers (part 1) (14:09)
Requiem for Dying Mothers (part 2) (3:10)
Down 3 (2:27)
Austin, TX Mental Hospital (part 1) (8:16)
Austin, TX Mental Hospital (part 2) (7:10)
Austin, TX Mental Hospital (part 3) (5:28)
Broken Harbors (part 1) (9:05)
Broken Harbors (part 2) (7:07)
Broken Harbors (part 3) (3:12)
Mullohand (6:49)
The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier) (10:05)
Gasfarming (3:16)
Piano Aquieu (4:26)
Fac 21 (6:28)
Ballad Of Distances (part 1) (6:43)
Ballad Of Distances (part 2) (2:58)
A Lovesong (For Cubs) (part 1) (6:55)
A Lovesong (For Cubs) (part 2) (7:57)
A Lovesong (For Cubs) (part 3) (7:38)
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Bowery Electric (reissue)
Cat: KRANKLP 007. Rel: 26 Sep 23
Post Rock/Experimental
Sounds In Motion (2:51)
Next To Nothing (6:05)
Long Way Down (3:59)
Another Road (5:38)
Over & Over (2:22)
Deep Sky Objects (4:59)
Slow Thrills (10:27)
Out Of Phase (5:37)
Drift Away (6:05)
Drop (5:26)
Let Me Down (4:35)
Head On Fire (5:32)
Only Sometimes (7:10)
Review: Often cited as one of the best and most essential shoegaze albums of all time, the self-titled debut from the duo of Lawrence Chandler and Martha Schwendener (better known as Bowery Electric) marked a pivotal turning point in mid-90s indie rock, with many acts approaching the genre with more brazen experimentation and a sonic disregard for accessibility. Melding elements of trip-hop, ambient soundscapes, harsh drones and walls of impenetrable fuzz, into an audible seance of deceptively welcoming and hypnotic post-rock, this reissue serves to restore many an avid collector's vacant shelf-space and likely educate newcomers to an outfit as pioneering as Slowdive and overlooked as Codeine. If you're a Numero Group fanboy and Bowery Electric aren't on your radar, do you even shoegaze?
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Songs For A Dead Pilot EP
Cat: KRANK 021. Rel: 01 Jan 90
Post Rock/Experimental
Will The Night (3:06)
Condescend (5:05)
Born By The Wires (13:26)
Be There (5:28)
Landlord (6:45)
Hey Chicago (2:40)
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Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
Cat: KRANK 176LP. Rel: 07 May 13
Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
When We Fall
Traveling Through A Sea
Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted In The Evening Breeze)
I'm Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
A Cover Over
Wind & Snow
Tidal Wave
We've All Gone To Sleep
Played by: Airhead, ShoCkS
 in stock $26.75
The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid
Cat: KRANK 050CD. Rel: 01 Jan 90
Requiem For Dying Mothers (part 1)
Requiem For Dying Mothers (part 2)
Requiem For Dying Mothers (Down 3)
Austin Texas Mental Hospital (part 1)
Austin Texas Mental Hospital (part 2)
Austin Texas Mental Hospital (part 3)
Broken Harbors (part 1)
Broken Harbors (part 2)
Broken Harbors (part 3)
The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier)
Piano Aquieu
Fac 21
Ballad Of Distances (part 1)
Ballad Of Distances (part 2)
A Lovesong (For Cubs) (part 1)
A Lovesong (For Cubs) (part 2)
A Lovesong (For Cubs) (part 3)
 in stock $19.99
Precious Systems
Cat: KRANK 201. Rel: 06 Jul 16
Lit Negative (5:29)
Triple Black (3:36)
Surfacing First (2:34)
White Alsatian (3:30)
Second Surface (1:53)
Former Future Beings (3:24)
Their Voices Clear Now (4:24)
Evencycle (10:06)
Fiction Control (4:15)
 in stock $25.66
Trust (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: KRANK 052. Rel: 01 Jun 10
(That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace
Candy Girl
Time Is The Diamond
The Lamb
In The Drugs
Last Snowstorm Of The Year
John Prine
Little Argument With Myself
La La La Song
Point Of Disgust
Shots & Ladders
 in stock $40.52
Christmas (gatefold LP)
Cat: KRANK 153. Rel: 27 Oct 10
Just Like Christmas
Long Way Around The Sea
Little Drummer Boy
If You Were Born Today
Blue Christmas
Silent Night
Taking Down The Tree
One Special Gift
 in stock $32.96
Harmony In Ultraviolet
Harmony In Ultraviolet (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: KRANK 102. Rel: 01 Jan 90
Rainbow Blood
Stags, Aircraft, Kings & Secretaries
Palimpsest II
Spring Heeled Jack Flies Tonight
Harmony In Blue I-IV
Radio Spiricom
Whitecaps Of White Noise I
Whitecaps Of White Noise II
Blood Rainbow
 in stock $42.13
The Man Who Died In His Boat
Cat: KRANK 177LP. Rel: 07 Feb 13
Cloud In Places
Being Her Shadow
Cover The Long Way
Difference (Voices)
Vanishing Point
The Man Who Died In His Boat
Living Room
 in stock $26.48
Microcastle (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: KRANK 127. Rel: 19 Mar 09
Cover Me (Slowly)
Never Stops
Little Kids
Calvary Scars
Green Jacket
Nothing Ever Happened
Saved By Old Times
Neither Of Us, Uncertainly
Twilight At Carbon Lake
Backspace Century
Ghost Outfit
Dot Gain
Vox Celeste
Vox Humana
VHS Dream
Focus Group
Slow Swords
Weird Era
Moon Witch Cartridge
Calvary Scars II/Aux. Out
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Ravedeath 1972
Ravedeath 1972 (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: KRANK 154LP. Rel: 28 Mar 11
The Piano Drop
In The Fog I
In The Fog II
In The Fog III
No Drums
Hatred Of Music I
Hatred Of Music II
Analog Paralysis, 1978
Studio Suicide, 1980
In The Air I
In The Air II
In The Air III
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Ruins (LP)
Cat: KRANK 189LP. Rel: 27 Oct 14
Made Of Metal
Call Across Rooms
Made Of Air
Review: Ruins is the 10th LP from Portland artist Grouper, an incredible set that's found it's home on the inimitable and always on- point Kranky label...and yes, it's another fine outing from the voco-noise head. Tracks like "Clearing", however, show another side to Grouper's usual rough edge. There's an element of smoothness to those sombre keys and far-out vocals. It's basically an ambient album with an extra layer of soul in its core - check "Made Of Air" for a seriously trippy set of soundscapes.
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Konoyo (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: KRANK 219LP. Rel: 21 Sep 18
This Life (8:47)
In Death Valley (5:47)
Is A Rose Petal Of The Dying Crimson Light Keyed Out (13:08)
In Mother Earth Phase (10:26)
A Sodium Codec Haze (5:46)
Across To Anoyo (15:21)
Review: On his last album, 2016's "Love Streams", long-serving ambient experimentalist Tim Hecker joined forces with an Icelandic choir and orchestra. This time round, he has headed East, utilizing the services of Japanese musicians and percussionists. The resultant set, "Konoyo", tips a wink to Japan's deep history in both ambient and jazz, but is far darker and dystopian in tone. It's an intriguing approach, all told, and one that allows for tracks to organically evolve, slowly shifting between fluid, otherworldly dreaminess and unsettling, paranoid creepiness. It's this interplay - not just between darkness and light, but also the experimental and the traditional - that makes "Konoyo" such a riveting and enjoyable listen.
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Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada EP
Cat: KRANK 034. Rel: 23 Nov 17
Post Rock/Experimental
 in stock $13.24
Anoyo (LP)
Cat: KRANK 220LP. Rel: 24 May 19
That World (9:03)
Is But A Simulated Blur (4:14)
Step Away From Konoyo (4:47)
Into The Void (5:04)
Not Alone (3:24)
You Never Were (8:28)
Review: "Anoyo", Tim Hecker's latest must-check album, was apparently designed as a companion piece to its predecessor, 2018's "Konoyo". Like that album, it was inspired by his desire to fuse his brand of experimental electronica and wayward ambient music with the sounds of "gagaku" - a form of Japanese classical music famed for being played at the Far East nation's Imperial Court. In practice, that means recordings of traditional Japanese instruments and drums chopped, sliced, looped, mangled and reversed, fused with Hecker's own spacey ambient electronics and hazy electronic textures. It's a unique recipe, but one that results in a string of sublime, otherworldly compositions that just get better with each successive listen.
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 in stock $21.60
Avec Laudenum
Cat: KRK 059. Rel: 15 May 08
The Atomium (part one)
The Atomium (part two)
The Atomium (part three)
Dust Breeding
I Will Surround You
 in stock $26.75
Ghost Poems
Cat: KRANK 234LP. Rel: 24 Jun 22
Shiny Nowhere (3:56)
Stolen Time (3:17)
Felt Absence (3:16)
Oblique Ruins (3:10)
Snowy Water (4:45)
Rough Air (3:46)
Slate Horizon (3:31)
Ochre Sky (3:18)
Fossil Painting (4:19)
Deep Sky (3:17)
Review: Jacob Long's third full length LP under Earthen Sea sees the New Yorker weave together a slew of downtempo tracks, pulling from dub-techno and chillhop sensibilities, in a tracklist that feels like you are in the center of a steel sphere, as tracks like the Lo-Fi 'Stolen Time' and 'Rough Air' reverberate around you. Ochre Sky is a real highlight off the records back half, the mellow timbre and interspersed organic percussion (including a sample of a sink splashing) evokes a slow paced walk through a luscious garden. The material quality of Ghost Poems is what makes it so special, with each of the 10 tracks constituting a different biome to an expansive diorama. From the warm sunbeams of 'Fossil Painting', to the underground lakes of 'Felt Absence' each track has something refreshing to offer.

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Cat: KRANK 229CD. Rel: 02 Nov 20
Black Tusk
Stave Peak
Brohm Ridge
Goat Mountain
Black Tusk (Descent)
Review: Second time around for Scott Morgan AKA Loscil's seventh album, Coast/range/arc, which first hit record stores way back in 2011. It's an album worth revisiting - or checking for the first time, for that matter - since it offers a near perfect distillation of the ambient producer and sound artist's now trademark sound. Full of beautiful, icy and slowly unfurling compositions that tend towards the meditative, the set is notable for Morgan's seemingly innate ability to craft immersive soundscapes out of a mixture of hazy drone textures, gaseous electronic chords, soft-touch melodies, atmospheric field recordings and simmer, near cinematic musical movements. This reissue also includes the previously unheard 'Black Tusk (Descent)', a deliciously woozy piece of Biosphere-esque arctic ambience.
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Cat: KRANK 221LP. Rel: 13 Aug 19
Equivalent 1 (7:09)
Equivalent 3 (7:15)
Equivalent 6 (6:44)
Equivalent 5 (4:15)
Equivalent 2 (7:54)
Equivalent 8 (3:25)
Equivalent 7 (feat Secret Pyramid) (6:33)
Equivalent 4 (7:50)
Review: Since joining the label at the turn of the millennium, Scott Morgan AKA Loscil has become one of the admirably experimental imprint's most prolific artists. "Equivalents" is Morgan's ninth album for the label and sees him offer up eight meditations on a hazy, spaced-out theme. It's a slow-burn affair, where processed melodic elements, held-note chords and drone style aural textures slowly move across the sound space. It's a formula that guarantees goodness from start to finish, with the pulsing "Equivalent 3", ghostly "Equivalent 6", Mr Cloudy-esque "Equivalent 2" and the becalmed and poignant "Equivalent 8" standing out.
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Grid Of Points
Grid Of Points (LP + insert)
Cat: KRANK 217LP. Rel: 18 Apr 18
The Races (0:47)
Parking Lot (3:33)
Driving (3:37)
Thanksgiving Song (3:01)
Birthday Song (3:16)
Blouse (2:32)
Breathing (1:49)
Coal Train (2:00)
 in stock $25.92
Shade (LP + insert)
Cat: KRANK 233LP. Rel: 17 Nov 21
Followed The Ocean (3:18)
Unclean Mind (3:24)
Ode To The Blue (2:55)
Pale Interior (3:49)
Disordered Minds (4:38)
The Way Her Hair Falls (2:35)
Promise (2:55)
Basement Mix (5:15)
Kelso (Blue Sky) (5:50)
Review: Liz Harris' image as a gothic, studio-dwelling, ambient mastermind is cemented by her 12th album, 'Shade'. Compiling a loose and formerly unrelated collection of songs made over the last 12 years - from the short, ruined polaroid-style opener 'Followed The Ocean', to the naked strum-singing of 'Unclean Mind' and the droning submergence of 'Basement Mix', this one is arguably one of her most lo-fi projects. It easily captures Grouper's emergence on the international folk-ambient scene through the analog fog of rare CD-Rs and handmade cassettes, making her career trajectory a ghost story if we've ever heard one. Gear up for a print edition, with original sky photographs by Harris' friend David Horvitz, as well as a signed archival letter-press print of Moon Study, her exclusive new book.
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Played by: Alexis Le-Tan
 in stock $26.20
Destroyer (limited LP)
Cat: KRANK 237. Rel: 09 Oct 23
For Us (2:32)
Radio Contact (5:34)
Transitions (2:53)
Destroyer (4:01)
New Pads (2:29)
Fear 17 (3:57)
Cliff The Cloud Catcher (3:08)
11.27 (2:34)
1002 (3:47)
Inner Voices (5:24)
Slow Walkers (6:26)
Played by: Alexis Le-Tan
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 in stock $19.85
Exit Simulation
Exit Simulation (limited LP)
Cat: KRANK 240LP. Rel: 29 Nov 23
1111 (2:32)
The Nite B4 (2:49)
U Care (6:01)
Violently Rooted (3:44)
Exit Simulation (3:36)
Exits (1:40)
Soma (5:59)
Messages From Above (2:12)
Lament (1:30)
Violently Rooted Reprise (3:37)
The Architect (2:27)
Analysis Paralysis (1:09)
Cascade (3:00)
Review: South Carolina singer and producer Niecy Blues describes her songwriting process like an undertow: "I feel a strange pull, and let it carry me, following swirling leaves/whole days roll by, forgetting about the body." Their full-length debut, Exit Simulation, captures this sense of deep-rooted divination, cycling between simmering ballads, ghosted r&b, downtempo gospel, and looped vocal improvisations - often within the same track. The title is taken from a science fiction novel she read during the purgatory of the pandemic, alluding to a dimensional ideation of departure - "the permission to imagine leaving." Recorded in her current home of Charleston, she characterizes the album's mood in terms both reflective and raw: an exploration of things suppressed, foundations beginning to crack, "talking myself off a ledge." The music of Niecy Blues transposes reverie and reckoning into emotive devotionals of keys, guitar, bass, synth, and bewitched voice, steeped in sacred atmospheres gleaned from a youth spent in a religious Oklahoma household: "My first experience with ambient music was church - slow songs of worship, with delay on the guitar - even if you don't believe, you feel something."
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Exit Simulation
Exit Simulation (limited CD)
Cat: KRANK 240. Rel: 30 Nov 23
The Nite B4
U Care
Violently Rooted
Exit Simulation
Messages From Above
Violently Rooted Reprise
The Architect
Analysis Paralysis
Review: A fresh, atmospheric sound is proferred by South Carolina singer and producer Nancy Blues in the form of her latest vinyl LP Exit Simulation, in which she cuts through the intertwined hazes of childhood memory and personal psychogeography to produce a veritably ultra-ambient dust cloud of sound in 13 tracks. At its core, the album trickles faintly forth from the watershed that is neo-soul - multi-layering her voice; harmonizing; pitting honest, raw rimshots-n'-crackles against contemporary stylistic cornerstones like lo-fi and night-bussy ambient electronica - all to evoke, convincingly, the mood of stasis in which she finds current solace in her current home of Charleston. Evocative of having found a newfound time and place to reflect, Blues conjures up the weekends of her youth, spent mesmerized at the ambient music of the slow-paced devotionals performed by the local Oklahoman church band.
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Played by: Alexis Le-Tan
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Trust (CD)
Cat: KRANK 052CD. Rel: 01 Jan 90
(That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace
Candy Girl
Time Is The Diamond
The Lamb
In The Drugs
Last Snowstorm Of The Year
John Prime
Little Arugment With Myself
La La La Song
Point Of Disgust
Shots & Ladders
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No 5
No 5 (LP)
Cat: KRANK 235LP. Rel: 09 Nov 22
Enter (3:39)
Greeting (2:00)
Distance (0:43)
Reclining Figures (2:40)
Red Eel Dream (3:55)
Dance Rehearsal (1:33)
Kimona I (3:50)
Tongue Shaped Rock (3:18)
Memory Of Future Melody (5:01)
Kimona II (6:00)
Surreal Presence (For SH & FM) (2:54)
Review: Christina Vantzou's ambient music is often inspired by nature, with past projects centring on the likes of fungi and the sublime landscapes she's encountered on her travels across the world. Now debuting her latest as a self-release, No 5 is, in Vantzou's own words, a - slow light omnidirectional - LP inspired by the vistas she witnessed when lounging on the isle of Syros in the Aegean Sea. It sounds luxurious, but the tone of the album itself is a lot mellower and slow-moving. 'Surreal Presence' sounds more like the siren call of a mournful swamp banshee, and the preceding tracks are equally as compelling, haunting.
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Aix Em Klemm (reissue)
Cat: KRANK 044LP. Rel: 05 Oct 20
The Girl With The Flesh Colored Crayon (6:43)
3X2 (Exit) (5:33)
Sophteonal (7:57)
Prue Lewarne (7:03)
The Luxury Of Dirt (6:12)
Sparkwood & Twentyone (6:59)
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