Saturday, 8 May 2021

Some selections

 Some music we've been enjoying lately that comes with a strong recommendation

Thank you if you've picked up SMC's quite stunning debut - copies still available

Floaty, loosely ecological ambient from Australia which reminds us very much of Soda Lite's excellent tape from not too long ago.

Delicate and thoughtful explorations of the sonic potential of the piano across two long pieces

Heady modular worship from our old HQ, Prague

Complex and richly textured debut from Cairo via Prague on the ever-reliable Genot Centre

Friday, 5 March 2021

Now available: SMC 'Moth Room' (CLR21)

SMC's debut tape, Moth Room, is available now!

Moth Room is an apt title for SMC's debut collection of music. The sounds she uses are fragile but highly animated, threatening to disappear as soon as they occur, and often returning with the manic energy that makes this tape so intriguing. Moth Room channels the understated music of Woo and Colleen through a diverse but subtle palette of sounds, which spans to include the fervent hand-picking of Spanish guitar music.

These pieces were recorded between Scotland and Sweden, but have their sights set on the Italian province of Perugia. As she recalls her past in this place using a limited instrumentation, SMC gives the working of memory a musical form. Undulating synthesisers and softly convulsing rhythms resurface across the EP, sometimes as echoes in an intricate guitar line.

Available in an edition of 50 handmade cassettes. 

Monday, 16 November 2020

CLR20 - KAGAMI Smile. 'Transitory Heart' Now available


We're happy to announce that Transitory Heart by KAGAMI Smile is now available in a limited edition of 50. Order via bandcamp or email.

Transitory Heart is a collection of rugged, street-weathered ambience born out of the isolation of a global pandemic. KAGAMI Smile's thickly-textured sound borders the melancholy, nostalgic, and intimidating across these five long-form pieces, all extending the themes of his previous releases with the likes of Dream Catalogue, BLCR Laboratories, and Søvn Records.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Elixir Terrace - Bakavali Winter Now Available


You can pick up Elixir Terrace's first collection of buried analogue tones via bandcamp now

Edition of 20 tapes, full colour double sided inserts, handmade

Thursday, 23 July 2020

We're Back! CLR19 - Elixir Terrace 'Bakavali Winter'

After a deep slumber, Cellar awakens
Up next is Elixir Terrace's 'Bakavali Winter'

A collection of warm, journey-weathered songs that bring news of lands long forgotten

Out early August in an edition of 20 handmade tapes

Our stock list has also been updated here and on bandcamp

Hear a preview below:

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

CLR18 'Portal Access Optimal' Storch Interior Extracts - Available now

Portal Access Optimal
Storch Interior Extracts

'Portal Access Optimal is the third installment from Storch Interior Extracts in a trilogy of albums that draw on the optimism of early home computer marketing. Two sides of bloops and warbles that recall installation CD accompaniment music emerging for the first time since the the mid nineties. With the right connection, transcendence is possible.'

Available now in an edition of 25 tapes
Order via bandcamp