Sunday, May 31, 2015

Deep Earth, Brian Grainger - Subscription (Malfokusita)

For those who haven't yet discovered him, Brian Grainger (aka Milieu Music, Coppice Halifax) is one of the most prolific and forward thinking musicians working today and he continues to explore more deeply the sounds that can be made with machines.

He has just offered up a monthly subscription service with one annual payment which enables you to experience whatever it is that he uncovers.

Giriu Dvasios tried this, with mild success. Cut Records still offers a similar service, though have adapted their terms lately. I also subscribe to the Dub Techno Blog helping them to keep the weekly Dub Techno Blog Live show rolling.

From the subscription page:

DEEP EARTH is a new monthly series by COPPICE HALIFAX, serving as a record of my explorations with live electronic music produced on retrograde hardware and special analog equipment. No computers, no boundaries - freedom with and without. For the very first time, I'm offering the option of a subscription service for the entirety of DEEP EARTH, however long and tangential it may become. 

Subscribers will receive: 

1. Digital downloads of every DEEP EARTH release from May 2014-May 2015. No matter when you subscribe, the entire catalog up to the present moment will be available to you. 

2. A 15% discount on all physical items from the DEEP EARTH catalog. Unlike prior series at Milieu Music, DEEP EARTH will not necessarily be confined to a single format. Standard 5" CD-R, 3" CD-R, "business card" CD-R and cassette are all possible terrain for DEEP EARTH music to exist on. Like a scouting report from an expedition of explorers, the DEEP EARTH releases may vary in length from month to month on their physical counterparts, although the digital releases will all remain uniform in length (plus or minus 20 minutes). 

3. Immediate download of a selection of COPPICE HALIFAX releases that serve as a precursor to the DEEP EARTH concept and sound palette. (1983 / Bedroom Carpet / Cedar Mast Reduced / Inland By Night) 

4. Exclusive access to downloadable outtakes from the recording sessions, as well as bonus remixes/versions made by myself or by other like-minded musicians (surprises are always fun!). 

5. A special CD-R release called ANTAŬPAROLO, which canonically appears prior to the DEEP EARTH catalog and sets the atmosphere for what is to follow. ANTAŬPAROLO will not be available outside of the subscription for it's duration, digitally or otherwise, and your CD-R will be mailed to you within 2 weeks of joining the subscription (US customers pay no shipping, UK/ROW pay a small shipping fee that is bundled with your subscription fee at the time of purchase).

It's an exciting proposition. Give it some consideration and check it out 


It's a beautiful sight when, after subscribing, your BC page looks like this:

Thanks, Brian, for keeping the genuine spirit of music alive.


If you like your ambient/drone long and drawn out, look no further.

Similar in spirit to Terminal Windows, this is a fan based creation, all 'Name Your Price' offerings.

I listed one of their donation based releases that was to assist someone in trouble (a really cool thing about the netlabel universe) but this is another prompt as their releases continue to be top notch and worth supporting.

From the label:

Founded by music fan Thomas Mathie aka Headphonaught as a means of giving back to the independent music community...... is a small netlabel and private press based in Motherwell, Scotland that specialises in ambient electronic soundscapes but is open to other styles of music.
Check it out 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kreislauf Netlabel - Thanks For N0theen

Been a bit busy as of late so haven't been able to post like I want. 

Aside from that I'm finally getting around to committing to leaving the cult of Apple. Leaning toward Foobar2000 and the Fiio option. Foobar2000 looks awesome but, like all things open source, it's going to take some time (that I don't have) to learn the ins and outs of it. Hoping the payoff is worth it.

Like the idea of a non-hard drive mp3 player with lossless capability. Hard drives and mp3 players are not equipped to handle the volume of traffic my experimenting causes and it seems as if I tear these hard drives up. I have way too much music for the other portable options (phones and the like).

Anyhow, this is definitely one of the better stumble upon finds in the netlabel universe. It's a wormhole so go deep. Solid.

Along with the Mogwai hört compilations, these will keep you entranced for days:

Daystream (2009)

Nightstream (2009)


Check out the rest of the site


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Trim Silence - 10 Years

One of my favorite discoveries of recent years was a release by this artist called Walking On Thin Air. As is often the case, I dug into the back catalogue. I was a little late getting to this compilation on his BC page as it has since vanished but was able to track it down through some virtual digging.

For your ease, I post it here.

He also has a new release out on his BC page called Memory Imprints which you can get at a 'Name Your Price' offering. Strange thing, I tried paying for it but the PayPal behemoth appears to refuse payment for some reason. Let me know if you figure out a trick as his music is worth a purchase.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Electric Calm

Going back a few years on this one, didn't realize there was a Volume 5.

When 'chillout' - and GU - was still refreshing.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Reach Beyond the Beyond™

Saturday 23 May 2015 21:00 - 06:00



Saturday, May 9, 2015




Love Lost

Great story behind this oh so brief label.

In its brief existence it left its mark on the world.

Don't sleep.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Labyrinth (2011)

From the festival I will (jealously) no doubt never attend.

Refined techno into pure essence.



Saturday, May 2, 2015


He's been at this for a while.