Anomalous Records

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Anima Musica & R. Carlos Nakai "Atlantic Crossing" LP $20
La Scie Dorée (Belgium) Scie 3523
"Edition of 500 copies. The strange thing about the music of Anima is that it’s often considered as strange, while it’s actually very natural. It has a free spirit, analog to nature. For this release the natural spirit is strengthened by the participation of indigenous American flute player and composer R. Carlos Nakai who did a series of concerts in the US and Europe with Paul and Limpe Fuchs in the 1980’s. As with almost all Anima work, the natural feel manifests itself not only by the musical approach but also through sounds generated by natural materials as metal, wood, stone and air, and of course the absence of electronic devices. This LP is a reissue of a rare privately released cassette from 1988 and was recorded by the Bayerischer Rundfunk. May this slice of timeless free spirit be a trigger to more awareness concerning our decaying freedom." - label description

Jonathan Coleclough • Theo Travis • Jeph Jerman "Slowed LIfe" CD $12
ICR (England) ICR102
"We are delighted to announce the release on ICR of Jonathan's first physical album in a long time. A 72 minute long piece housed in a beautiful 6-panel Ecopack. This monumental work, which took many years to construct, sees Jonathan working with samples of the flute playing of Theo Travis, weaving repeating phrases harmonising and looping around each other, moving towards an unusual break in the flow provided by a field recording by Jeph Jerman. After which the flute based sounds return to form a vast shifting drone. It is a quite unique piece, very much in the tradition of Jonathan's other long-form works & is highly recommended." - label description. curiously Travis has worked with Bill Nelson, Gong, Soft Machine, and Robert Fripp.

Robert Fesler "μP RPF78" 4 x LP box $135
Metaphon (Belgium) METAPHON017
"Hardboard linen LP box with silkscreened titles, 12 page booklet with photos and text by Robert Fesler and Baudouin Oosterlynck. With an A5 reproduction of an oil on wood self-portrait by Robert Fesler. Edition of 300 copies, with download code. An anthology of the intensely arresting work of Robert Fesler (1936-2023), revealing many of his compositions (1975 -1987) created with his self-built synthesizers, with as pinnacle the μP RPF78. Except one, all tracks are previously unreleased. With profound simplicity and devotion, Fesler paints a hermetic inner world with strong emotions of confronting solitude, sensual alienation and traumatic angst. His music was as much a therapeutic treatment as an artistic expression. Fesler quotes, 'Building my synthesizers enabled me to express my anxieties'. Most tracks were played and recorded real time, often with two synthesizers (the Synthese 756 and the μP RPF78), capturing the heat of the moment in one take, without multitracking. The austere and reductionist approach reinforces the overall spirit of his work, resulting in an engaging, mysterious journey. It’s quite incredible how one person can put so much technical cerebral content in the development of a machine and use it in such an emotional way. The music of Robert Fesler can be considered as very Belgian. To situate it within a close entourage, one can say it has: The endurance of Baudouin Oosterlynck; The purity of Dominique Lawalree; The mysticism of Arsène Souffriau." - label description

Jeph Jerman "For Alvin Kelly" C42 $8
tsss tapes (Italy) tst045
wonderfully simple chaotic movements that blur the line between humanly performed and naturally occurring. focusing on flagpoles, the first of three pieces works with an old wooden one in the desert moved around in it's moorings, while the following two collage various field recordings. edition of 120. includes download card.

Jeph Jerman "Registro de Piedra" CD $14
Unfathomless (Belgium) U81
"Glass mastered CD. Packaged in clear vinyl sleeve with folded insert and additional art card on 350gr satin paper. Limited edition of 145 hand-numbered copies."
"I have heard a few stories of people spending the night in or near ancient ruins and witnessing strange sights and sounds. What some might call ghosts. Modern science has no way of explaining these apparitions, casting doubt on the authenticity of the experience. Other researchers have propounded the idea that these places may hold memories of past occurrences, and that under certain circumstances, these memories can be re-animated. This idea is sometimes referred to as the 'stone tape theory', and has featured in a few old books and even a British TV show. To this day no one knows what these sightings or hearings represent, if they are in fact genuine, and hard evidence is nonexistent. To add to the confusion, it’s relatively easy these days to fake a convincing ghost encounter on audio or video, so even if there were evidence it may have been faked.
One wonders if modern day ghost hunters would find anything at the sites featured here."

Richard Teitelbaum "Asparagus" 2 x LP $53
Black Truffle (Australia) BT 116LP
"Black Truffle announces a major archival release from legendary American composer and live electronics innovator Richard Teitelbaum, centered around his soundtrack for Suzan Pitt's cult 1978 animation 'Asparagus'. Best known to some listeners for introducing Europe to the Moog synthesizer as a founding member of Musica Elettronica Viva in Rome, Teitelbaum's extensive and radically experimental body of work includes collaborative recordings with master improvisers like Anthony Braxton, Andrew Cyrille, and George Lewis, intercultural experiments combining electronics with non-Western instruments such as the shakuhachi, works for computer controlled piano, and large-scale multi-media operas. Recorded at York University, Toronto in 1975-1976, 'Asparagus (European Version)' sprawls across both sides of the first LP. Discovered by composer Matt Sargent in Teitelbaum's tape archive, this is a previously unheard major work for Moog modular and Polymoog synthesizers, unique in Teitelbaum's oeuvre for its lushness and gently melodic quality. Teitelbaum incorporated much of this material into his soundtrack for Suzan Pitt's 'Asparagus', which receives its first official release here. 'Asparagus', famously paired with David Lynch's 'Eraserhead' for a two-year run of midnight screenings at New York's Waverly Theatre, uses hand-drawn and stop animation to unfurl an oneiric succession of images, beginning with a sequence in which the female protagonist defecates two stalks of asparagus, which multiply and float out of the toilet bowl to form the letters of the title. Teitelbaum's soundtrack interweaves delicate drifting tones from the 'European Version' with contributions from Steve Lacy and Steve Potts on saxophones, George Lewis on trombone and Takehisa Kosugi on violin. The final side of the set presents a new realization of Teitelbaum's text score 'Threshold Music', performed at a memorial concert at Roulette, New York in 2022 by Leila Bourreuil (cello), Alvin Curran (sampler and objects), Daniel Fishkin (daxophone), Miguel Frasconi (glass objects), and Matt Sargent (lap steel). Here the players use a field recording taken at Teitelbaum's home in Bearsville, New York, their long tones and shimmering, glassy textures delicately emerging from the white noise of the location recording. Released with the full approval of both Richard Teitelbaum and Suzan Pitt's estates, 'Asparagus' is illustrated with striking images from Pitt's film and accompanied by detailed liner notes by Francis Plagne. These previously unheard pieces shed new light on the work of a key composer in the American experimental tradition, offering up some of Teitelbaum's most beautiful and engaging music." - label description

Massimo Toniutti "The Clear Observatory (Eyepiece Musique)" CD $17
Klanggalerie (Austria) gg465
"Massimo Toniutti is an Italian sound designer and experimental musician. He is the brother of Giancarlo Toniutti who is best known for his electroacoustic masterpiece 'La Mutazione' which was originally released on the Broken Flag label in the UK and later re-issued by Klanggalerie. Massimo started working with sound when he was a teenager, collecting and playing recordings of all kinds. In the 1980s he released four cassettes on his own label, all heavily influenced by the experimental music scene of that time. He soon developed a strong relation to electroacoustic structures, space/environment and silence. In the 1990s, he began investigating radio, creating his own sound archive and producing unusual broadcasts. He released an album entitled 'Il Museo Selvatico', which was re-issued in Australia in 2018 on Oren Ambarchi's label Black Truffle. A documentation of his radio work can be heard on the CD 'Le Gabbiette Di Faraday', collecting radio pieces from 1996 to 1998. On his new album, Toniutti deals once more with space and silence with an immersive, spacious long track. A loose-knit sound structure moves in a cyclic but unpredictable way embracing macro shapes, empty spaces and sound dust. While running crystal clear it invites you to observe it in depth and focus on distances. Details/events are spread along the piece like in a landscape, still and changing at the same time. A deep listening that can easily become 'my personal musique d’ameublement', to quote the composer himself. A model of this work has been part of a permanent installation in a museum since 2013. 'The Clear Observatory' is a sort of never ending piece, the enlargement/development of a bunch of seeds. Sound sources (acoustic material and field recordings) are treated in a specific configuration of reverbs and delays to create this roomy 'eyepiece musique'. The CD comes in a 4 panel digipak w/booklet. Limited edition of 300 copies." - label description

"Et si c'était le vent qui avait raison" CD $12
Ferns (France) stem_16
"The idea was to send a drawing of Small Cruel Party aka William Ransone to certain artists so that they could be inspired by the drawing and the title to create their piece. The participants were: Vincent Jehanno, Alice Kemp, Brb>Voicecoil, Leif Elggren, Jeph Jerman, Yeast Culture, Aliénor Golvet, Anne Gillis." limited edition of 200 copies.

"Et si c'était le vent qui avait raison" LP $25
Ferns (France) frond_12
"The idea was to send a drawing of Small Cruel Party aka William Ransone to certain artists so that they could be inspired by the drawing and the title to create their piece. The vinyl sleeve is a lithograph. The participants were: Vincent Jehanno, Alice Kemp, Brb>Voicecoil, Leif Elggren, Jeph Jerman, Yeast Culture, Aliénor Golvet, Anne Gillis." cream colored vinyl. limited edition of 200 copies.

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Citipati LP $29
Hypnagogia (U.K.) GOG04
Citipati were a brief project that quickly turned into Metgumbnerbone. they released two compilation tracks and did one concert before that change of name. this album was recorded in 1983 and apparently meant to be released on LP by Flowmotion at the time, but has been in the vaults ever since. featured performers are Sean Breadin, Paul Coates, Clive Powell, Richard Rupenus, Philip Rupenus, and Bob Bonehead limited edition of 250 copies.

Felix Hess "Frogs, a Selection of Field Recordings" LP $27
Dead Mind Records (The Netherlands) 796665
"200 copies on green vinyl. Comes with 2-sided insert. About 10 years ago I tried to contact Dutch artist and scientist Felix Hess, when he was still alive, but never got a reply. Years later, in 2022, I was talking to Frans de Waard, who told me he was administering the sound archive of the late Hess together with Mark Poysden. Together we started working on an album to celebrate his life and many accomplishments. It includes selections from all the highly collectible Frogs releases from the 80's and 90's, while the artwork is sourced from his Zenga collection, unifying his two greatest passions.
While in Australia conducting research for his PhD thesis on the aerodynamics and motion of returning boomerangs in 1975, Felix Hess heard frog choruses for the first time. The hills, close to Adelaide, generating amazing natural rhythms and waves of spatial sounds. He started traveling to the outback to record similar frog choruses, camping in quit places to enjoy these wonderful nightly concerts.
Mystified by how the waves and rhythms of frog choruses could emerge without a conductor or a score and by the physics of this method of communication, he started to research the phenomenon in 1982 by designing and building small electronic sound creatures that could respond to each other in a similar way. These creatures and his various other installations earned him international acclaim.
During the 1990s, Hess was invited to Japan many times to present his work and he became interested in Zen Buddhism. One summer evening in 2001 he visited a museum in Berlin and saw actual Zen art for the first time. Overwhelmed by the extraordinary power radiating from this and similar artworks he became addicted to Zenga and gradually built up one of the world's most representative collections of hanging Zen scrolls. A collection he named Kaeru-An (Frog Hut) to honor his original teachers, the frogs."

David Jackman "A Cloud Of Light" CD $
Die Stadt (Germany) DS132
"The fourth album in the David Jackman / Organum Electronics release series on Die Stadt, and the first under his own name. The work sees him returning to calmer fields of sound which could already be heard on the acclaimed D. Jackman ‘Herbstsonne’ (DS119) from 2019, and the following Jackman ‘Silence In That Time’ (DS123) from 2020. Again the sounds of tampura, organ, piano, bells and crows are the chosen sound sources, overlaid and structured to form a tapestry of shifting textures. Recorded in 2023 and edited by Alan Jones at RMS Studios in South London, the CD comes in a 4-panel Digisleeve with graphic artwork by Jonathan Coleclough. UK-based composer and visual artist David Jackman began his career in the late 1960s in the experimental group Scratch Orchestra, co-founded by Cornelius Cardew. He started recording solo work in the late 1970s, mostly on self-released cassettes in very small numbers. In the early 1980s he established his main project, Organum, which eventually evolved into a new version under the name Organum Electronics in 2019. Since 2019 five albums were released by Japanese imprint Siren Records, followed by (so far) four albums on Die Stadt. This is the fourth of seven albums which are scheduled for release on Die Stadt until the end of 2024. Apart from several albums under the Organum Electronics moniker these will also include works under David Jackman’s own name." - label description

David Jackman "Sekihi Oidori" CD $
Siren Records (Japan) SIREN 33
"Digisleeve. Edition size: 500 copies. Organum ‘Raven’ CD, which was released by Siren Records in 2018 was the last piece that Jackman released under the name Organum. He changed the name Organum to Organum Electronics in 2019 and has released five volumes of the albums on Siren Records since then. ‘Sekihi Oidori’ is a development of the quiet nature of earlier Organum works and Jackman decided to release the album under his own name because of a very personal essence. ‘Sekihi Oidori’ is composed of low-key church organ drones, airy tanpura sounds, occasional church bell chimes and chirping birds. It is the most minimal, the most quiet and the most powerful composition Jackman has ever created. The drones continue uninterrupted and you may feel little change in partial listening, but you’ll appreciate the increasing internal dynamic energy that Jackman infused with mindful listening. ‘Sekihi Oidori’ means ‘Stone Tomb Old Bird’ in English translation but the piece is neither an elegy nor a lamentation." - label description
"Sekihi Oidori" sample

Jeph Jerman & Tim Olive "Pancakes" C30 $
Buried in Slag and Debris (Canada) BISAD 045
noisy collaborations with each taking turns providing source recordings (percussion, metal objects, prepared turntables, magnetic pickups, circuits) while the other one provides the final mix.

Omit "inSec LP $
Siltbreeze (U.S.) SB 200
"Omit’s 'in/Sec' is 'new', but not new. Recorded in 2013, the masters lost in the label’s murky somewheresville that always shows up when moving. For those who don’t know, Omit is an experimental electronics artist from New Zealand’s south island who, since 1990, has released thirty-some xerographed cassettes and CDrs in the Dead C orbit for those who do. It’s not enough to say that 'in/Sec' is an ambient masterpiece bringing to mind a John Carpenter soundtrack performed by the Hub because listening to it engineers new species. The infectious and corrupting sounds synthesize new life forms in your brain's enzymes. If you specialize in a niche too much, you are prey to predators outside, but Omit never goes for low-hanging fruit and isn't simulating anything. I can vomit a better looking face than the ones on these little fuckers eating my brain right now.
In this century that flatters itself to be of drinking age, it is a queer thing we haven’t come face to face with aliens. There is a time for everything and they're all intermixed. Besides the xenobiological effects, Omit constructs your sentiment through timbral concepts that repeat and shift with minimal reference to harmony, melody, key, or mode. Streams jump and skitter, knitting tightly high and low in a dense rattling driven to the long and most plaintive tones amongst the countless gizmos (that’s including you, but not “you”). This one is for big fans of Anode/Cathode, Ikue Mori, Papa Srapa, Fronte Violeta, and Insignia refrigerators." - label description

Organum Electronics "Darcknes" CD $
Die Stadt (Germany) DS130
"Organum Electronics ‘Darcknes’ is the sibling album of ‘Quietude’ (DS128). It is a similarly dense work, consisting of buzzing washes of electronic sounds, reminiscent of the very first Organum recordings. In common with other recent works, the piece uses a carefully chosen set of sound sources, overlaid and structured to form a tapestry of shifting textures. Recorded in 2021 and edited by Alan Jones at RMS Studios South London, the CD comes in a 4-panel Digisleeve with graphic artwork by Jonathan Coleclough. UK-based composer and visual artist David Jackman began his career in the late 1960s in the experimental group Scratch Orchestra, co-founded by Cornelius Cardew. He started recording solo work in the late 1970s, mostly on self-released cassettes in very small numbers. In the early 1980s he established his main project, Organum, which evolved into a new version under the name Organum Electronics in 2019. Five OE albums have been released by Japanese imprint Siren Records. ‘Darcknes’ (DS130) is the second OE release on Die Stadt. This is the second of seven albums scheduled for release on Die Stadt up until the end of 2024. As well as several albums under the OE moniker these will include works under David Jackman’s own name. 500 copies."

Organum Electronics "Noughwhere" CD $
Die Stadt (Germany) DS129
"500 copies. ‘Noughwhere’ is the third OE album for Die Stadt, and could almost be seen as a culmination of all previous OE albums in terms of denseness and intensity. Like with all these works it’s a return to the electronic sounds David Jackman already created at the very beginning of his Organum project about 40 years ago. Similar sets of particular sound sources, arranged in a variety of permutations and combinations, and a variety of structures, to create a range of variations. They 'offer an experience of instant immersion and sustained immediacy' as one reviewer observed listening to OE ‘Quietude’ (DS128) and OE ‘Darcknes’ (DS130) which were released end of 2023. Recorded in 2023 and edited by Alan Jones at RMS Studios in South London, the CD comes in a 4-panel Digisleeve with graphic artwork by Jonathan Coleclough. UK-based composer and visual artist David Jackman began his career in the late 1960s in the experimental group Scratch Orchestra, co-founded by Cornelius Cardew. He started recording solo work in the late 1970s, mostly on self-released cassettes in very small numbers. In the early 1980s he established his main project, Organum, which eventually evolved into a new version under the name Organum Electronics in 2019. Since 2019 five albums were released by Japanese imprint Siren Records, followed by (so far) three albums on Die Stadt. This is the third of seven albums which are scheduled for release on Die Stadt until the end of 2024. Apart from several albums under the Organum Electronics moniker these will also include works under David Jackman’s own name." - label description

Organum Electronics "Quietude" CD $
Die Stadt (Germany) DS128
"Organum Electronics ‘Quietude’ is another intense aural experience. A dense work, consisting of buzzing washes of electronic sounds, reminiscent of the very first Organum recordings. In common with other recent works, the piece uses a carefully chosen set of sound sources, overlaid and structured to form a tapestry of shifting textures. Recorded in 2021 and edited by Alan Jones at RMS Studios South London, the CD comes in a 4-panel Digisleeve with graphic artwork by Jonathan Coleclough. UK-based composer and visual artist David Jackman began his career in the late 1960s in the experimental group Scratch Orchestra, co-founded by Cornelius Cardew. He started recording solo work in the late 1970s, mostly on self-released cassettes in very small numbers. In the early 1980s he established his main project, Organum, which evolved into a new version under the name Organum Electronics in 2019. Five OE albums have been released by Japanese imprint Siren Records. ‘Quietude’ is the first OE release on Die Stadt. This is the first of seven albums scheduled for release on Die Stadt up until the end of 2024. As well as several albums under the OE moniker these will include works under David Jackman’s own name. 500 copies."

Daisuke Suzuki "D.D.D. " CD $
Siren Records (Japan) SIREN 13
"Edition: 200 copies, card sleeve. ‘D.D.D.’ is a field recording album recorded by Daisuke Suzuki and was originally released by Texas based IDEA in 2001 in an edition of 300 copies on LP. Sometimes field recordings can be appreciated in relation to the conceptual art form, or as an on-site sound study and documentation of a very specific phenomena. However, Daisuke had no concept of the idea of building sonic panoramas and was specifically only concerned with gathering lots of intriguing sound matter for his personal listening. ‘D.D.D.’ was mastered by Gary Todd, who was the founder of the Cortical Foundation. Gary and Daisuke became good friends when Gary visited Japan as Red Crayola live sound engineer in the late 1990s and they developed a mutual trust with each other after that. Sadly in September 2001, Gary fell from his apartment balcony, which left him hospitalized ever since. On June 25, 2022 Gary passed away at the age of 59. Daisuke said, 'Gary was always generous and had a kind heart. He gave me a lot of friendship and warmth. I’ve decided to re-issue 'D.D.D.' to keep him in memory and heart.' The CD includes an expanded version of ‘Cricket Voice’ which did not appear on the original IDEA LP release. The CD is in edition 200 copies and is presented in a facsimile card sleeve of the original release, newly designed by Andrew Chalk." - label description
"D.D.D." sample

Daisuke Suzuki & Andrew Chalk "Drifting" CD $
Siren Records (Japan) SIREN 35
"Edition: 300 copies, card sleeve. A collaboration does not mean you have to share everything or to do each and every activity together as a team. If your words or sounds inspire someone to open a challenge to something new, or open the door of possibilities-you can call it collaboration. Your personally recorded sounds never fail to reveal your true face and the sounds always speak more than words can. ‘Drifting’ is the very first collaboration between Andrew Chalk and Daisuke Suzuki, which has remained unsurfaced since then-their private recording in 1996. In early 1996 Daisuke sent Andrew a DAT tape which included some unedited pieces that he recorded with found objects in his garden. Those fragments of recordings inspired Andrew to make a spontaneous recording and he made a live mix directly to cassette recorder with his instinct and archaic vision. ‘Drifting’ is a kind of archaic low-fi recording, but it has great atmosphere and perfect unison in texture. ‘Drifting’ was also a prelude to their long-term collaborations and the beginning of the change of direction in Andrew’s approach to music. Remastered by Denis Blackham in 2023, and CD comes with glossy card sleeve in edition 300." - label description
"Drifting" sample

Giancarlo Toniutti "Bàardum Guùmuse" CD $
Anomalous Records (U.S.) NOM33

Enno Velthuys "A Glimpse of Light" LP & CD $31
Dead Mind Records (The Netherlands) 796662
"Repress on clear vinyl. Comes with insert and an expanded CD version that includes the 3 missing tracks from the original tape. 200 copies. In 1984 Velthuys released his classic tape ‘A Glimpse of Light’ on EXART, the label of Veldman, who stayed in close contact with Enno after hearing one of his private tapes being played on the radio by Willem de Ridder in 1980. During a live-broadcast event random tapes were played. 'From Enno Velthuys, The Hague', was written on the package. Willem introduced the tape, played it and a serene silence filled the studio. Present was Rob Smit, who visited Enno and his mother a few weeks later. This eventually resulted in Enno’s first release ‘Ontmoeting’ on KUBUS Kassettes in 1982. In those years, Enno was living a solitary life and rarely left his mother’s apartment. He managed to release 4 albums on cassette of introvert, melancholic music from another dimension. Atmospheric melodies backed with sparse percussion, showing an excellent handling of the synthesizer.
This gifted musician with two souls silently passed away in 2009. Now we present, with involvement of the few once close to him, the first reissue of probably his most beloved work. Using the original master tape from the EXART vaults, carefully transferred, edited and remastered. Just Enno with his stripped-down compositions and fragile ambient sounds. An intimate experience celebrating bedroom-music and the glory days of do-it-yourself counterculture."