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Music From Memory


Geoffrey Landers - 1 By 1

Netherlands 2xLP / Compilation

New Wave Experimental Minimal


A1 - So

A2 - Logarithms

A3 - Breedlove

A4 - Sex Music

A5 - Carry Me Off

B1 - Say You'll Say So

B2 - Camella

B3 - It's Telling On Me

Music From Memory's final compilation of 2017 sees the release of the double album “1 by 1”, which brings together the works of American experimental musician Geoffrey Landers. During a period spanning from 1979 to 1987, this Denver, Colorado based multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer and engineer, conceived several solo albums. Only two of these, “The Ever Decimal Pulse” and “Habitual Features” along with the single “Breedlove” were ever released on vinyl. Being heavily involved in the local industrial/punk/new wave scene and wanting to create a recording studio “available to record artists regardless of their financial circumstances” Landers set up “The Packing House Studio” in 1981. This analog 8-track recording facility was located in a former slaughterhouse in the stockyards of Denver and was a place of significant activity for the next three years with the studio releasing recordings from numerous artists most notably Allen Ginsberg.It was here that Geoffrey Landers also started his own aptly named “Cauhaus” label. Indicative of the underground/DIYculture, “Cauhaus” was a subsiduary of a label called Local Anaesthetics which was started as an in-store label by independent Denver record store Wax Trax. Typically Cauhaus releases were only pressed up in small quantities and independently distributed, making Lander's music essentially elusive to a wide audience. After relocating in 1984 to an art district of Denver Landers opened the “Cauhaus Institute of Recording” studio where he continued to produce music for soundtracks, art and multi media projects for the next three years, after which Landers stepped out of the music industry entirely. He currently creates and exhibits mixed-media glass art.Throughout the twenty tracks of "1 by 1", of which six previously appeared on CD only, we are submerged into a wide diversity of musical approaches from Geoffrey Landers. From the proto-house track “Logarhythms” and the heart breaking New-Wave Boogie/Funk of “Say You’ll Say So” to the more contemplative pieces such as the oriental insprired “Nisei” and the drenched in sunshine dub/reggae track “Mack” Landers shies away from musical expectations again and again; searching continually for innovative and new forms of expression. 

24€


Dub Oven - Skin 'N' Bones

Electro Synth-pop No Wave


A1 - Skin 'N' Bones

B1 - Dub Oven

B2 - Millions Of Sensations

Pioneers in the Post Punk Industrial and New Wave scene in 1980’s San Francisco, Gary Miles (Voice Farm) and Blaise Smith (Minimal Man), met at San Francisco’s notorious 181 Club in December of 1982. This straight/same sex/swing-both-ways late night dive bar was tucked away in one of the city's most risky, drug riddled neighbourhoods. Stationed near the SF Museum of modern Art it attracted a wild audience of local patrons, aspiring young artists and music heads. In the thick of all this the duo felt impartial to a lot what was going on musically and set out to produce electronic music that could break through the "somewhat exhausted post disco sound that was then competing in the local San Francisco clubs". Enlisting soul vocalist Celeste Miller, the duo were also inspired by Lee 'Scratch' Perry / Upsetters dub tracks being produced in Jamaica and created a unique breed of avant guard hybrid New Wave/Electronic Funk. 

17€


Vincent - Fast Forward

A1 - The New Age

A2 - Don't Wait

B1 - Be Easy

B2 - Morning Love

 

15.99€


Gaussian Curve - The Distance

A1 - Breathe

A2 - The Distance

A3 - Dancing Rain

A4 - Suspended Motion

B1 - Ceremony

B2 - T.O.R.

B3 - Four For You

B4 - Another Place

New LP from Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash and Young Marco. Highly Recommended!

23€


Denis Mpunga & Paul K. - Criola

Netherlands 1x12" / 33 ⅓ RPM / Compilation / Remastered

African Experimental


A1 - Intermezzo III

A2 - Criola

A3 - Intermezzo II

A4 - !!! KWE

B1 - Dou Niya

B2 - Intermezzo I

B3 - Funyaka

B4 - What

An mini LP of works by Denis Mpunga and Paul K. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the Belgian/Congolese duo released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few rare LP and cassette compilations that were put out in the mid eighties by obscure european labels . This release also includes a few previously unreleased songs that were found on the original master tapes. 180gram pressing. BIG TIP!

21€


Various - Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992

Netherlands 2xLP / Compilation / Remastered

Experimental Ambient Fusion MPB


A1 - O Sol Na Janela

A2 - G.R.E.S. Luxo Artesanal / O Camponês

A3 - Sem Teto

A4 - Só Quero Um Xodó

A5 - Amanhecer Tabajara (À Alceu Valença)

B1 - Por Quê

B2 - Kiuá

B3 - Mãoscolorida

For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. They embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. 

28.5€


Richenel - La Diferencia

Netherlands 1x12" / 33 ⅓ RPM / EP / Reissue / Remastered

Boogie Synth-pop


A1 - Autumn

A2 - Slave Of The Body / Mind

A3 - I Won't Bite

B1 - Gentle Friend

B2 - Baby Please

B3 - La Diferencia

Music From Memory hit it just right yet again- this time it's Richenel from the Netherlands who's lost tracks get the dusting off. 6 tracks of funkified lo fi bliss.

21€


Gaussian Curve - Clouds

Netherlands 1xLP / Album / Repress

Ambient Downtempo New Age


A1 - Talk To The Church

A2 - Impossible Island

A3 - Dewdrops

A4 - Ride

B1 - Broken Clouds

B2 - Unsolved

B3 - The Longest Road

B4 - Red Light

Music From Memory's fourth release sees the Amsterdam based label taking an exciting sidestep with the release of “Clouds”, an album of contemporary music recorded in spring 2014. “Clouds” is the debut album of Gaussian Curve, a collaboration between Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Land Of Light’s Jonny Nash and Marco Sterk (also know as Young Marco).

21.5€


Suso Saiz - Rainworks

Netherlands 2xLP / Album

Experimental Ambient


A - From Memory And The Sky (El Cielo Y La Memoria)

B1 - The Way Of The Water (Agua Para Caminar)

B2 - The Hiding Place (El Escondite)

C1 - They Don't Love Each Other (No Se Aman)

C2 - Nothing Ends (Nada Se Termina)

D - A Rainy Afternoon (Una Tarde De Lluvia)

Following last year’s compilation of archival recordings by Suso Saiz titled ’Odisea’, Music From Memory are thrilled to mark their 20th release to date with an album of new works by the Spanish electronic music pioneer. Recorded in Madrid between January and February 2016, this is Suso Saiz’s first release of new music in nearly 10 years.

28€


Workdub - Workdub

Netherlands 1x12" / 45 RPM / Maxi-Single / Compilation / Remastered

Leftfield Synth-pop


A1 - Island Breeze

A2 - Caravan

B1 - The Odyssey

B2 - Caravan Revisited

Another nice surprise from MFM..who'd have thought this one would pop up here? the choice unearthings continue...

16€


Roberto Musci - Tower Of Silence

Netherlands 2xLP / Compilation

Ambient Downtempo Experimental African Tribal


A1 - Improbably Music

A2 - Nexus On The Beach

A3 - Lidia After The Snow

A4 - Water Music

A5 - Woman Of Water And Music

A6 - Lullabies... Mother Sings... Father Plays...

B1 - Back Railway To

B2 - Tamatave

Travelling extensively across Asia and Africa between 1974-1985 to study music, Roberto made many field recordings and collected many instruments on his travels which he would then combine with synthesizers and electronics back in Italy

29€


Gigi Masin - Talk To The Sea

Netherlands 2xLP / Compilation / Remastered

Ambient


A1 - Snake Theory

A2 - The Word Love

A3 - Still

A4 - Fata Morgana

B1 - Redanzen

B2 - Talk To The Sea

B3 - Music For Chameleons

B4 - Little Faith

For their much anticipated second release 'Music From Memory' take you into the world of Italian musician Gigi Masin....TIP!Part of only a small and very much underground musicscene in his hometown of Venice, Gigi Masin self released two modestly pressed LP's 'Wind' (1986) and 'Wind Collector' (1991) and appeared along side Charles Hayward for the Sub Rosa compilation LP "Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2" (1988)

27€


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