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.

October 7, 2013

"SOMETHING" FROM CLOUD CHOIR 

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.

Purchase a tape from MC or grab audio files (donate to the band?) via CC's BC.



MORE FROM OTHERS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS
As mentioned previously, October will also offer releases from Jon Claudio, Nickolas Mohanna, cryptic scenery, and Ragged Lines. Then, towards the end of the month: Metaphysical World Pieces #2 - another monster download only compilation!

September 21, 2013

NEW CEREMONIES AT TAPEHENGE

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. At any rate, feel free to purchase one or more. The middle two are of especially limited quantities, while the other are the usual 50-or-so editions.

Left to right: Vejgaard Ambient "The 3rd House" (C34), S/H/A/R/R/P/S "ANTi-RAd SUIT(e) EP" (C25), Fugleøen "Re/tern/al" (c40), Luminous "Ad Lib to Fade" (C46)
 
 










This may not be all September brings... but it's looking more like early October. What is? Cassettes from Jon Claudio, Nickolas Mohanna, cryptic scenery, Cloud Choir, and Ragged Lines are!