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Head Cleaner – EKHEIN

I always enjoy getting a new batch from Ekhein. Aside from the music being consistently spot on, Matt’s serial layouts have a really effective touch and are a nice respite from the usual design wackiness out there…

Earn
Center Self

For the last couple of years I’ve pretty much snatched up any of Matt’s Earn  tapes (no LP yet?!?) I can find. His stuff seems to always hit the spot when I’m in the need of loopy guitar haziness…and that’s pretty often.

[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/earn.mp3|titles=earn]

Migrations In Rust
Seasons Cast In Pearl

First I’ve heard of Migrations In Rust & I’m diggin it. Side A sounds like some weird Glass Armonica tampering, while the flip builds up to sounding like a gamelan orchestra in space. Perfect!

[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Migrations_in_rust_Bathed.mp3|titles=Migrations_in_rust_Bathed]

Antiquity
Antiquity

Jonas Asher takes a break from Grasslung to make music that sounds a lot like Grasslung. Sincere Void will be out via RS on the 27th.

[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Antiquity.mp3|titles=Antiquity]

1958-2009
III

Apparently this is the last installment of this really nice series that pays homage to The King Of Pop. Dreamy synth/guitar (i think?) melancholy that will hopefully see the light of day as an LP set or CD someday

[audio:http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/1958_2009.mp3|titles=1958_2009]
  1. Christopher on July 17th, 2010

    This blog is fantastic, man. So stoked you’ve given out good word on two incredible labels (Ekhein and Nu New Age). Keep up the incredible work you guys are doing here.

  2. nigel on July 19th, 2010

    excellent sounds…

  3. mehran on July 25th, 2010

    really enjoyed the samples i’m hearing. going to look into these some more, thanks for the tip.

  4. » EKHEIN TAPES on July 29th, 2010

    […] Gorgeous music. Refreshing, sparse design. […]

  5. michael on August 1st, 2010

    Huge fan of this label, everything is amazing. Especially Matt’s Earn project…I grab everything he puts out.

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