September 12, 2014

SEPTEMBER TRIUMVIRATE

Three new ones (as mentioned last month) are now available: Ragged Lines, The Child of a Creek, and V5N 2G8 / k..k. / Micromelancolié. Minimalist layouts, white cassettes, all in very limited editions. 
  
***Read more / purchase tapes here! (Most of our other titles are gradually disappearing too — most are down to one single remaining copy — so get in there, if you want.)***

By the way, the above are not the label's last physical releases of 2014 after all. Up next (no timeline just yet), a Tresilaze C70 and a Lero C32... plus a couple other things, to be confirmed.

August 14, 2014

4OUR FOR 4UGUST

Several occasional mornings and/or evenings have been spent by the computer, tape deck, and cutting table, the past balmy forever. All to bring you four new tape releases, which excite us! Similar layouts/different fonts – not a look/concept I'll be pursuing further, though. A new catalogue number scheme, too (say hello to MCMC41, ...42, ...43 & ...44.)

Pleased, thus, to introduce or re-introduce Strange Mountain, Ondness, Gedane Zaken / Lero, and TAKAHIRO MUKAI to you (et cetera) Read more / purchase tapes...



A C86 split between V5N 2G8, k..k., and Micromelancolié, as well as a new The Child of a Creek album are what September will spawn. Maybe a Ragged Lines (or other solo project) tape too. Otherwise, not sure if there'll be room for any more physical audio releases (pretty open-ended, otherwise, eh!?) until early 2015?!

June 30, 2014

NO HOLIDAZE IN SIGHT (UPDATED)

As June becomes July, a quartet of new cassettes: MICROFL▼RSCNCE "IV", Treasure Hunt "Pu'er Moods", Claus Poulsen "Yellow Machine", and uBiK "Frostbitten" Read more / purchase...


Next up: (mid/late July?) Ondness, Strange Mountain, Ragged Lines. The previously mentioned Fallen The Child of a Creek tape is slated for September, as are a few other yet-to-be finalized K7s.

EMBEDDED CLOUDS

Just uploaded/created different playlists at Soundcloud and our long-neglected Mixcloud. The latter includes tracks from a few forthcoming releases. Hours of fun below:
 


May 30, 2014

AWESOME FIVESOME

The following were released today: Les Bicyclettes de Belize/Fugleøen & Ragged Lines "Opal Showers"/"Mineral Farm", Gardener "From Two to Three", Jon Claudio "Misti", Noise Arcade "Back at the Start", and Northville Tunnels "I Just See Trees" Read more / purchase...


Next up: (mid June?) uBiK, Treasure Hunt, Fallen, MICROFL▼RSCNCE... Busy times.

April 30, 2014

A TTTRIO OF TTTAPES TTTODAY

Three more for the 'win' column: Roman Ego "Three Pillars Forming", t0rphy "Phagestructure", and Vejgaard Ambient "Free Composer" Read more / purchase...


Creeping up: Gardener, uBiK, Treasure Hunt, Northville Tunnels, Jon Claudio, Noise Arcade, Fallen, MICROFL▼RSCNCE...

March 4, 2014

SLOW RE-AWAKENINGS

After months working behind (beneath?) the scenes, things are picking up steam, thanks two new tape releases, officially out today: Northville Tunnels "Fogged Walkers" and Demonstration Synthesis "DS1" Read more / purchase...


Next up (this month?!), Vejgaard Ambient's second cassette for Metaphysical Circuits, along with our first from uBiK and Roman Ego...

Later, a The Child of a Creek c49, a Gardener c26... and two other titles I will hold back on announcing until they're 100% confirmed.

December 17, 2013

FINAL FIVE OF THE YEAR

I'll keep it extremely brief, with the holidays (aka. much less time to dub, assemble, and ship tapes for about a week/week and a ½) approaching.

New delights (left to right; sorry for sub-par photo quality + no proper daylight this time of year), now, from Nickolas Mohanna, Ragged Lines, Primate Pyramid, Homeowner, and a four-way split between Coathanger Orchestra/Tecumseh X/Manzarek & Manzanera/V5N 2G8. Read more / purchase...

November 23, 2013

FORGETFULNESS FEED

It can, sometimes, be "too much" to "manage" more than one "outlet" (this "blog", the mailing list, F'book...) Overuse of "quotes" aside, I never got around to announcing last week's two new releases outside Facebook. More viewers there than here, sure, but there are still likely to be a few who only check here. Apologies, thus, for the "lateness" of this announcement:

Out now are tapes (what else?) from Jon Claudio (much anticipated) and Les Bicyclettes de Belize (not previously announced.)

Only one copy of LBdB remains for sale! (I only made 8, which is usually enough when it comes to my own projects; 7 for sale, only one "artist copy" needed.) Purchase that last copy here...

...or: part of the reason for said tape's imminent disappearance is that Feeding Tube Records of Northampton, MA have snatched up a few copies (along with the Jon Claudio tape, the last two Asio Otus'es, and a number of other Metaphysical Circuits titles.) An excellent physical store + Discogs-based shop.

October 30, 2013

LATE & EARLY / DWINDLING SUPPLY OF OLDER STOCK / PSEUDO REDACTION

"Five Mindsets", a new cryptic scenery cassette with an MCMC131029 cat. no., was unveiled yesterday, and but not made available until today (131030.) Thrilled to be working with cryptic scenery/Christian H. Sötemann again - the first release I did with him was a CD-R way back in 2001.    

Purchase or reserve "Five Mindsets" soon - not many available through the label!

Speaking of "not many tapes left", only 3 of Asio Otus and 4 of Cloud Choir remain in stock, while the rest of the still available items in Metaphysical Circuits' catalogue are down to their last 10-15 copies.

MCMC131102 will be (for) Ragged Lines' "Industrial Complexion", a pro duplicated c36. Balancing things out on the release date front, it will be made available a day before its cat. no. suggests, namely on November 1st. (For "personal minor celebratory reasons", November 2nd is the "official" release date, yet not a work day.) "Industrial Complexion" has been pushed back (a week or so?), as I'm not happy with the audio on the pro dubbed tapes; re-sequencing and remastering in progress; the c36s will be recorded over, thus losing their "pro" status.

Looks like Jon Claudio's "Tocusour" will follow shortly after Ragged Lines. Hopefully the Nickolas Mohanna and Primate Pyramid tapes won't take too long to make. Kinda nice to not have a backlog. Awaiting masters from few people, but nothing's 100% 'til then.

October 21, 2013

DOWNLOAD/STREAM/ENJOY. . . #2 / CASSETTE DUPLICATION WOES

Metaphysical World Pieces #2 is (a)live! Slightly shorter than its rather lengthy predecessor, this one's more, I suppose, dark and drone-y, less synth/beat-based (but not completely devoid of it.) Hugely pleased with the result!

"Pay what you want", or "if you want"; $0 or more would be appreciated (it's only bittersweet when 100% of a sale goes straight into Bandcamp's pockets, ha ha.)



Tapes? Delays persist. A bit of a nightmare with the next (if it ever comes out!) Ragged Lines tape: I've waited almost two months so far (after one month, I found out the duplication people had downright neglected to register that the order had been paid for back in August.) No idea what's up now. All that trouble for just 20 duplicated, unprinted cassettes.

Looks like cryptic scenery's home dubbed ("D.I.Y." has always been the stable solution) c21, "Five Mindsets" will be next. Pro dubs of Jon Claudio and Nickolas Mohanna hopefully soon after; these should've been out by now, but I originally went with a different tape dubbing service than usual (to save time.) Alas, the test tapes sounded poor: too much hiss/lower than acceptable volume levels. So, back to the better but currently unnervingly slow one.