Out now, tapes from BABEL, John Hawkwood, Vejgaard Ambient, and – hitherto unreported – Small Things on Sundays. Each title is limited to a mere 15-20 copies, so grab one (or however many) soon!
ONE-SIDED SOCIAL MEDIA
Metaphysical Circuits recently took over the A Beard of Snails Twitter account (and all its followers – both the legitimate ones, and the spam/porn bots) – follow/unfollow, now, thus, @metaphycircuits.
Also figured a Metaphysical Circuits Instagram account would be a good idea – right now, @metaphysicalcircuits mostly has pics of unintentional Copenhagen outsider art; expect sporadic label-related things, when/if they begin to transpire.
You betcha. I only have three left, for now (I'm "possibly" still saving a few for a distro; hoping for a resolution soon), so grab one now, if you haven't already!
PHYSICAL ITEMS NOW AT BANDCAMP
...as the title states! I've closed the old shop page (bye bye, nice PayPal buttons and outdated HTML) – our Bandcamp sitenow figures as Metaphysical Circuits' official cassette shop.
As all but two of "400/100"'s initial sales came through Bandcamp, well, that certainly made the decision easier. If, however, you want to avoid the 'camp, you're still welcome to e-mail me your orders – we'll work something out!
Oh, and contrary to what I previously decided, there will be a few more new tapes out on MC this year! Expect a few mini batches this month... featuring the likes of BABEL, John Hawkwood, Vejgaard Ambient, and Les Bicyclettes de Belize, plus a couple others to be confirmed...
Temporarily. I'm saving a few copies for distros (nothing certain), and a couple as backups (in case packages are lost.) I will most likely have a few (less than 8!) available, once everything's sorted out later this month. Watch this space/the shop/Bandcamp for updates...
A monster, a milestone, a shift, a bookend. Triple action; 44 tracks, 3+ hours. An edition of 101 copies (about half of those going to the artists.) Rejoice! The lengthily awaited "400/100" compilation is finally tangible...
As of typing, 14 days remain on the ol' crowdfunding trail. Huge thank yous to all who have contributed so far! It's doubtful we'll hit the $950 mark by May 8th; we're just under half that now. But every cent from now 'til then will help.
LAST ONE OF 2014 / LOOKIN' FO'WARD / QUICK REVIEW So... got 26 releases out this year, as I've managed to slip in "Take Him to Detroit," Northville Tunnels' third tape for us – another glorious techdrone highlight from Jared Fordyce – here on the cusp of the holidays. And, yes, Phil French's characteristic lines grace the j-card and label this time.
For the first time ever, Metaphysical Circuits is taking pre-orders for the next three tapes (they'll be released officially on or around October 27.) Short form sweetness fromMarehelm and Lero, plus a hitherto unannounced Fugleøen double cassette,of which only 10 (well, 9) are available.
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.
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"
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"
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...
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.
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!
Out now, and bit out of left field, a tape from Beijing (by way of Ireland and the U.S.) duo Cloud Choir! A tape of a previously released digital album - not something I would normally do, but Metaphysical Circuits has been wanting to work with Cloud Choir for a while.
Catching up, I am happy to report four new releases out... "semi officially" over the past few days; the "release-date-as-catalogue-number" concept is tricky to commit to, not least in a "batch-oriented industry." Shall have to consider revising things for 2014.
Metaphysical World Pieces #1 is live! Over two hours of highly meditative dream sequences, noise-laced elation, and technocratic twists... from an international cavalcade of meticulous music makers (see graphic/player.)
Delays beyond our control mean the Amalgamated, Strange Mountain, and Dura tapes won't be out for at least another week (they're not yet in our possession.) But, surprise surprise, Guenter Schlienz's "The Norman Tapes" is out now, today!
TWO NEW ONES THE PAST TWO DAYS, FOUR MORE VERY SOON (PLUS A DIGITAL COMPILATION)
Indeed, Metaphysical Circuits does not do batches, but, rather, one-release-per-day, often in close succession. Still, we sometimes have trouble keeping up (today being one such time.) Introducing, nonetheless, a pair of enchanting new tapes... and four more, to be released, well, see below for a rough (but hopefully accurate) schedule:
FOUR NEW TAPES (AND A PACKAGE DISCOUNT FOR THE ADVENTUROUS?)
In the midst of Mad March-ness, popelessness, and Haarlem Shakes... and after much work and preparationbehind the scenes, I hereby present to you a quartet of wonderful new quality analog products... fromAsio Otus! Sunny Dunes! Ragged Lines! Inhibitionists! Pacific Mausoleum!
Minor delay in the launching festivities - the flu did a number on us, but we are now well enough to finally kick things off! We're very excited to be unleashing our first release for you this very moment: a split between Noseph Janner and Levvels! (Available now; shipping starting the 14th, a Monday.)