Monday, 26 June 2017

Delicate Features & Youth Championships - Now Shipping

Our latest tapes are now available in very limited quanitites
Unique artwork in every edition
All orders are cheaper when made via

Delicate Features 'More Than Roses'
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Youth Championships 'A Long Day of Exorcism'
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Available as part of our latest batch 4 tape deal

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CLR10 Delicate Features 'More Than Roses'

Off the heels of their release with Not Not Fun, we're happy to present the latest offering from St Petersburg's Delicate Features. Slippery pads and a steady rhythmic undercurrent meet somewhere between a dream and an underwater observatory. 

Very limited quantities available!
Orders are always cheaper via email

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

CLR09 Youth Championships 'A Long Day of Exorcism'

Analogue excursion across 30 minutes of locked-in sequence research, peaking with a long section of thick, washed out noise. A harsh and rewarding sonic narrative. 

Available in an edition of 10, each with varying artwork
Orders are always cheaper via email

Follow Youth Championships on Soundcloud and bandcamp

Friday, 16 June 2017

Delicate Features 'Second Sight'

After some delays, we are happy to share the first track from our upcoming release 'More Than Roses' from St Petersburg duo, Delicate Features!

Expect tapes within the next two weeks, alongside Youth Championships' 'A Long Day of Exorcism'

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Dreamer's Cloth 'A Bamboo Dream'

Wonderful droning flourishes of exotica, as was the style at the time.
For fans of Spencer Clark and early Dolphins into the Future.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Saints 'Umbanda'

Bizarre noise from 2007, long since sold out. Originally from Abandon Ship Records.

Tomorrow you can find us selling cassettes old and new at Punctum, Zizkov, Praha 3 - from 15:00!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Soul Providers 'Cipactli Nahuatlamatl'

Improvised selection of pieces that increase in length as the cassette goes on. From the surprisingly melodic to the chaotic and ritualistic. From 1998.


Monday, 1 May 2017

Lee Noble 'No Becoming'

Noble's No Becoming was one of the best of 2011. A collection of sparse, clattering drones and assemblages, none of which you can fully identify but all of which have an undeniably strong emotional hold.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Jin Hi Kim 'Sargeng'

Uniquely satisfying improvisation from Jin Hi Kim, this record featuring heavyweights Henry Kaiser and Elliot Sharp on several tracks.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Lithium Dreams 'Omega Prism'

New age drone chanelling from this gem of 2008. More heady than relaxing at points, with a strange dissonance throughout the first half. Well worth travelling back for.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Pocahaunted 'Beast That You Are'

Pocahaunted slabs from way back, when they droned and groaned across many reels of tape. This one was for Night People in 2008.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Kimio Eto 'Koto Master'

Beautiful compositions for the Koto from Kimio Eto.
March releases still available through us, with more news on the way.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Super Minerals 'Clusters'

Still our favourite Super Minerals release, and the only to feature a piano.
A bit like Lubomyr Melnik really letting loose, and listening back to his session back through a cassette deck.
Our latest batch is still available via bandcamp and email order.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Available Now! CLR07 & CLR08 - Straytone & AxJxB

We're happy to announce our next two releases, available now on C40 Cassette or Digital Download.

Straytone 'Brute-Force Melody Cracking'

Tokyo-dwelling modular artist brings auto-generated melodies that weave and evolve - each new line effacing the last as it moves onwards with graceful speed. Complimented by a cooler, cinematic drone that makes this a dynamic yet complete debut release. 
Edition of 20

AJB 'Relics of YX'

Multicoloured modular groans, rising like a beast from beneath the city, scattering harmonies across beds of grumbling noise. Harshness never prevails, but the tonal flourishes disturb as much as they embrace you. This album was recorded across a 3 month journey in different locations in Japan. 
Edition of 20

Purchase them now via bandcamp, available cheaper when bought together.
Email us for a direct order to help save on bandcamp fees.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 3 - Music Drama Akai Mayu

Moroi Makoto and Koubou Abe provide the third installation of musique concrete from Japan. Choir samples and the sound of woodblocks make it particularly cinematic.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

AJB - Relics of YX (CLR08)

This March on Cellar Tapes!
Debut from Japan-London voyager and one half of Brightness, AxJxB.
Modular landscapes and audio-physical soundtracks, bringing forward a distorted but familiar world.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 2: Music For Puppet Theatre of Hitomi-Za

Volume two in the series features more bizarre manipulations from Yuasa, this time joined by Kuniharu Akiyama. This music was created for Japan's largest puppet theatre company, Hitomi-Za. Read more about them here.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 1: Aoi No Ue

The first in this amazing series of releases that documents lesser-known electroacoustic and experimental music in Japan. Joji Yuasa features heavily in the series, which we will be posting up gradually. 
This volume is full of manipulated vocal chants. Like a ghost in your sink, haunting the drains beneath you.

Two new Cellar titles drop next month.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Somei Satoh 'Litania'

Beautiful, unfolding process pieces from contemporary Japanese composer, Somei Satoh.
At many points exercising his Zen influences by embracing the subtleties of tone at lower dynamics.

Peformed by the ever astonishing

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Soon on Cellar: Straytone 'Brute Force Melodies'

Excited to announce another title from the next batch, Brute Force Melodies from Japan's Straytone.
Hear a preview above.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Emperor Tangerine 'My Empire'

One of the best noise (or, just noisy) releases to come out in recent years on the TKX label.
Harsh vocal samples and mangled radio extracts make a hellish, but riveting, sound-world across four long excursions.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Raglani 'Classically Sprained'

Excellent slab of ambient synth workouts from way back in '09.
Came out in what was truly a golden year for the style, and specifically for Arbor records.
Long since sold out.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Robert Ashley 'Private Parts'

Ashley remains an overlooked composer, whose explorations of the written/spoken word and it's role in music were well ahead of his time.
His contemporaries, whom he stood quite apart from, still overshadow his work (Glass, Cage, Monk, etc)
This is an adapted version of his opera, Private Parts.

This is an excellent document by Peter Greenaway on the opera mentioned above:

Up next on Cellar: Youth Championships 'A Long Day of Exorcism'

Pleased to announce part of our upcoming batch, the debut of Youth Championships.
A long form experiment in sequences and morphing processes, inspired by the architecture of science fiction and the nightmare of imagining a future world.

February. Edition of 10.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Pelt 'Brown Cyclopedia'

Pelt's first record from 1995. These organic, old school droners still drone on to this day, and if you are a London dweller you can find them at Cafe OTO this year.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Menstrual Chinese Dream (2004)

Easily my favourite Ferraro project from the year it was released. 
Bells and chants echo out of a stereo, placed ambitiously within a crowded public square.
Unlike many of his others. Enjoy.

All CLR orders were shipped today, if you are waiting for a cassette!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Anna Homler & Steve Moshier 'Bread Woman'

Breadwoman is a storyteller — she’s so very old she’s turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you don’t try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic reality’s musicality. Through Breadwoman & Other Tales, we hear material meet mythos.

An excellent rip of the original 1985 tape. Recently Homler went back on tour as Breadwoman, reciting her pre-language verses across the world. At once hypnotic and somehow groovy. 


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Davenport Family 'The Weakest Link can Pull the Heavy Load Out of the Blues and on to the Road'

Another slab of heavy droning and wailing from the Davenport team. I miss these guys.
We are currently sold out of Wim Dehaen's Pardubicean.wav 
Happy new year

Monday, 2 January 2017

Quick Best of 2016 List

It was inevitable. All our releases are almost sold out - max 3 copies left per release! Thanks for helping us to a great start. Here is a list of our favourites, in no particular order.

Unyielding Love 'The Sweat of Augury'

Dwarfs of East Agouza 'Bes'

Ahrkh Wagner (Self Titled)

Delicate Features 'Sky of Earth'

Sex Prisoner 'Tannhauser Gate'

V/A 'Grey Mornings of Tolerance'

Swans 'The Glowing Man'

Joanna Brouk 'Hearing Music'

Cryptic Void 'Wasteland'

You can still get our 6 tape deal over at our bandcamp