Aug 312017
 
Organ Reframed 2017
Friday 13
– Sunday 15 October 2017
Union Chapel, London, N1 2UN
Tickets
Free – £20 adv + booking fee
Eight innovators come together to
create cutting edge new music for a unique organ at one of London’s
most loved venues
Performances by Low, Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
(Stars of the Lid), Claire M Singer, Gordon Monahan, James McVinnie
& London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir
With new commissions
written by Tim Hecker, Phill Niblock, Mira Calix, Emily Hall &
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Releasing the organ from its traditional
roots
Organ Reframed will challenge artists and audiences to
rethink the organ. It will invigorate this remarkable instrument and
embed it in the music of the 21st century. The 3 day international
festival features 8 new commissions and rare performances from
musicians/artists from the UK, US and Canada.
The festival
programme is curated by composer Claire M Singer:
“Curating Organ
Reframed 2017 has been an incredibly exciting process. To have the
opportunity to build on the organ’s rich history and bring it to the
attention of a new generation of artists feels important. It may not
be the most portable of instruments, but like any other it deserves a
life. It deserves that life to be continued and its music to be
developed, and that’s what I’m trying to do over three days with
Organ Reframed.”- Claire M Singer

Friday 13 October
Organ
Reframed: Six new works
Composed by Mira Calix, Emily Hall, Tim
Hecker, Gordon Monahan, Phill Niblock and Kaitlyn Aurelia
Smith.
Performed by James McVinnie, London Contemporary Orchestra
plus special guest Gordon Monahan
The opening night of Organ
Reframed features six world premieres from composers at the forefront
of new music. Each with their own unique voice, from the legendary
avant-garde pioneer Phill Niblock to the classical/electronic composer
Emily Hall, these works show just how versatile the organ
is.
“I’ve always wanted to compose for a pipe organ and am
honoured to have been given the opportunity to do so. When I was
studying composition in college, I remember reading that Stravinsky
would always say that one’s composition isn’t complete until
they’ve heard it on a pipe organ. It’s where you can truly hear
how the harmonics play with each other. ” – Kaitlyn Aurelia
Smith
World Premiere / Commissioned by Organ Reframed.
In
partnership with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Tickets £12.50
| £10 UC members adv + bf
Ticket & listing link:
http://bit.ly/or131017

Artist Bios &
Images

Saturday 14 October
Organ Reframed: Daylight
Music
After the transformative opening night of Organ Reframed
settle down for a lazy afternoon of music, tea and cake. Expect
remarkable organ music curated by Arctic Circle, plus the warm welcome
and touch of fun the Daylight Music series is famed for.
“The
incredible quality of the music is foremost. When you couple that with
the welcoming, almost homely, atmosphere and the stunning venue,
it’s impossible to not fall in love with Daylight Music.” – A
gig goer
Pay-What-You-Can. Suggested ticket price £5.
Listing
link: http://bit.ly/or141017dm

Saturday 14 October

Organ Reframed: Low
with support by Claire M Singer
For the
second night of Organ Reframed we are proud to present a new organ
work, written and performed by Low. In their 25 year career to date,
Low have garnered an array of praise from critics and artists alike.
Their exploration of minimalist soundscapes and harmonies have
inspired covers from the likes of Robert Plant and Mavis Staples, and
their most recent album ‘Ones and Sixes’ was heralded as “one of
the most impressive albums of their career” by MOJO.
As their
first commissioned work for organ this is a new departure and further
step forward for the band.
“As a band, we are currently writing
and recording, experimenting with new voices and extremes. We are very
excited about the chance to compose something new – something that
will challenge us and allow us to further explore Union Chapel which
we have loved for so long.” – Alan Sparhawk
World premiere /
Commissioned by Organ Reframed.
Support on the night comes from
Claire M Singer who will be performing works from her debut album
Solas.
‘..each piece is timeless and genuinely magical’ – The
Quietus
Tickets £20 | £17.50 UC members adv + bf
Ticket link:
http://bit.ly/or141017

Artist Bios &
Images

Sunday 15 October
Organ Reframed Cinema: The
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with new score by Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
(Stars of the Lid & A Winged Victory for the Sullen)
Plus James
McVinnie, LCO Soloists and the LCO choir
Organ Reframed 2017 closes
with a night of classic silent film accompanied by a new score from
the ambient drone mastermind Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie.
Considered the
quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, prepare for a
spine-tingling experience in the grand Victorian Gothic setting of
Union Chapel.
World premiere / Commissioned by Organ
Reframed.
In partnership with the London Contemporary
Orchestra.
Tickets £12.50 | £10 UC members adv + bf
Ticket
link: http://bit.ly/or151017

Artist Bios &
Images

13-15 October
Organ Reframed: Sound installation
by Dawn Scarfe
Throughout the festival artist Dawn Scarfe’s
site-specific installation will be in place exploring sensitivity and
resonance – Accessible at all Organ Reframed events.
World
premiere / Commissioned by Organ Reframed.

Artist Bios &
Images

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Full Festival
Info: http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/about-us/organ-reframed

Supported by: Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, Spitfire
Audio, Wire, London Contemporary Orchestra, Union Chapel Members &
Friends of Union
Chapel.

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Notes
to Editors

Press Information
For any further information,
images or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Emma
Stell
Union Chapel Marketing
emma@unionchapel.org.uk
020 3373
6013
Socials:
#OrganReframed
@OrganReframed
@UnionChapelUK
AND
@Daylight_Music if talking about the Sat lunchtime
concert
https://twitter.com/OrganReframed
https://www.facebook.com/organreframed/

About Union Chapel’s 1877 Organ
The Organ at Union Chapel is
considered to be one of the finest in the world. Designed and built
specially for the size and acoustics of the Chapel in 1877, Its
position in the heart of a building, allows for a clear, powerful
sound with a huge range of textures and tones.
Built by Henry
“Father” Willis, who was also responsible for the organs at St
Pauls and the Royal Albert Hall, it is the only organ in England with
original, functioning hydraulic (water powered) bellows.
Fully
restored between 2012 and 2013 The Union Chapel Organ Project and
later Organ Reframed have bought it back to life. Finding new and
innovative ways for it to be used, introducing new generations of
composers to the sheer range of the organ and opening up to new
audiences.
In this, its 140th year it continues to surprise gig
goers, composers and performers.

About Union Chapel
Union
Chapel is an award winning music venue in Islington, North London. But
it’s more than that, it’s Victorian Gothic architectural jewel,
that’s still a working church, home to an incredible organ and the
base for The Margins Project, which works with people facing
homelessness and isolation.
Coming to an event at Union Chapel
supports the conservation and development of the building. Union
Chapel operates as a charity dedicated to looking after the space and
opening it to a diverse group of people. In the past 30 years the
Chapel has gone from facing demolition to being Grade 1 listed and
from being virtually abandoned to welcoming tens of thousands of
visitors a year. Union Chapel has been voted London’s favourite
venue an amazing three times, in 2002, 2012 and 2014.
2017 marks 25
years of our venue and the 140th anniversary of our building.

About the London Contemporary Orchestra
Organ Reframed partners
2017
One of the UK’s most highly sought after interpreters of
contemporary repertoire, the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) has
established an unparalleled reputation within the British classical
music scene since they were formed in 2008 by violist and conductor
Robert Ames and conductor Hugh Brunt.
Straddling both the classical
and commercial music arenas the LCO has worked with a distinguished
catalogue of composers and artists including Secret Cinema, United
Visual Artists, Biosphere, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Vivienne Westwood,
Matmos, Belle & Sebastian, Conrad Shawcross, Nike, Jimmy Page and
Foals.
The orchestra has performed at the UK’s most prestigious
venues including the Royal Opera House, Roundhouse, The Old Vic
Tunnels and Southbank Centre as well as at the Latitude Festival, on
BBC Radio 3 and Sky Arts. In 2010 the LCO was recognised by the Royal
Philharmonic Society Awards for its work in audience
development.
www.lcorchestra.co.uk

About the Artistic
Director – Claire M Singer
The work of Claire M Singer has been
widely commissioned, exhibited and performed throughout Europe and
North America. This includes acoustic and electronic composition,
fixed media, multi-media, installations and live electronics. In
recent years her work has focused on a mix of organ, ‘cello and
electronics with performances and commissions including Union Chapel;
Sound Festival Scotland; Tate Modern London; The Shunt Vaults; Chez
Poulet Gallery San Francisco; XMV New York City; Fylkingen Institute
Stockholm; Ceremony Hall Austin, TX; Norwich Arts Centre;
Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne; Muziekgebouw Aan’ t ij Amsterdam
and the Barbican.
In June 2017 she was a recipient of the inaugural
Oram Awards from the PRS Foundationand New BBC Radiophonic Workshop
for her innovation in sound and music.
www.clairemsinger.com

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Aug 302017
 

MR-074 Soviet “We Are Eyes, We Are Builders” 2LP  $26

First time on vinyl expanded reissue of 2001’s We Are Eyes, We Are Builders by Brooklyn’s (now relocated to L.A.) Soviet. Originally released on Plastiq Musiq on CD and later reissued on tape in 2011 and CD in 2003, it is a synth pop masterpiece of the highest caliber. In uenced by all the greats, Soviet’s rst album is a shining star distinguishing itself from the Electroclash movement of the time. Beautiful, warm new romantic pop songs occupy this double LP and will certainly appeal to fans of early Dare era Human League and Depeche Mode’s A Broken Frame. Side D features 5 previously unreleased tracks. Remastered for vinyl by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK.

Preorder HERE (Come with instant download)

MR-075 Dream Control “Zeitgeber”  LP $19

Dream Control is the collaboration of a legend of the Krautrock Kosmiche scene and a pioneer of the German electronic scene. Zeus B. Held, renowned producer (Gina X Performance and works under his own moniker) and Steve Schroyder (former member of Tangerine Dream during their formative period) team up to deliver their debut album “Zeitgeber” which celebrates their very own sound and rhythm in a cosmic journey through audio and time. The tracks are a blend of structured compositions and improvisations accented by the throat singing of Kolja Simon und Felix Mönnich aka AlienVoices. The album plays like a Technicolor adventure through space with explorations of cosmic disco, dreamlike passages, vocoder lullabies, and space odysseys.  Zeus B. Held began his musical career in 1972 in French progressive art-rock band Eruption before joining successful German prog rock group Birth Control, performing and writing with them 1973 – 1978. He was one of the first musicians to use the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201 in his live sets. Zeus’ production work with cult project Gina X Performance transformed him into an electronic specialist producer settling down in London for over 20 years. In his London studio he worked with artists including John Foxx, Dead or Alive, Men Without Hats, Transvision Vamp and Gary Numan, did a series of international soundtracks and further productions with Nina Hagen and Udo Lindenberg. After numerous trips around the globe he composed and produced a collection of his own albums (which Medical released a hand-picked selection in 2015).  Steve Schroyder started to develop his musical vision with an electronic organ and his own films. He founded the group Turning Free giving a string of improvised concerts in Berlin clubs before meeting Edgar Froese in 1970 to mutually further develop the vision of ‘cosmic music’ resulting in recording the Tangerine Dream albums Alpha Centauri and Zeit. In 1972 he left TD and joined Ash Ra Temple. Further creative collaborations and projects include Scarecrew, Augenstern, Star Sounds Orchestra, various trance productions, Anne Clark, Alien Voices and Star Sound Kontinuum. The tracks have been expertly mastered for vinyl by Zeus B. Held. Limited Edition.

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MRT-007 IVVY “Safe Within” 12″  $13

IVVY is a Seattle techno and electronics producer. Following two cassette releases (MOTOR and Jungle Gym Records), we are proud to release their new 12” EP on Transfusions. IVVY has been burning tracks on the tour circuit as of late. Here we have four cuts of relentless and dark-tingled techno for your listening pressure. Finely sharpened DJ weapons for the uncompromising selector. These tracks are akin to other stompers in the genre on such fine labels as MORD, Our Circula Sound, and Token.
“IVVY… harness[es] the mantric power of swift, pummeling beats and beautifully abrasive timbres for maximal dance-floor freak-outs.” DAVE SEGAL

Preorder HERE (comes with instant download)

Purchase Backstock here 

Aug 302017
 
Hi,

Atemporal proudly presents,

AT-011 – V/A. – División Avanzada Independiente Vol.2 LP  (Vinyl Ltd. to 320 copies) (Includes digital download code)

División Avanzada Independiente (D.A.I.) was a collective of musicians that was formed in the early 1980s in Valencia and could compare with similar movements such as the B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) , its Member initial were Jose Luis Macias (Glamour, Tomates Electricos, Europa and Ultima Emación), Miguel F.Jim (Proceso Inverso, Psiko Psiko and Radio Klara), Fco.Jose Galán (Tomates Electricos, Fanzine and Fuegos Fatuos & Notre Dame) and Lino Oviano (Europa, Ultima Emoción and Fuegos Fatuos & Notre Dame).

The DAI was formed by groups concentrated in construction of sounds with electronic gadgets, drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers, the D.A.I. edit during the early 80’s several cassettes impossible to find today, we have selected and remastered the best tracks of that movement, presented in a limited pressing of 320 copies.

Releases September 1, 2017

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AT-010 – Breathing Age – A Place For Dreamers 1981-1982 LP  (Vinyl Ltd. to 250 copies) (Includes digital download code)

Breathing Age was formed when Simon Champion (then Lawrence) approached his cousin Paul Seccombe in 1981 to add some lyrics and vocal melodies to some electro pop instrumentals he had recorded at his flat in Worthing, England. This compilation presents a selection of the total recordings made by the duo over 1981-82. Only 1 song, ironically the self named ‘Breathing Age’, did not survive due to cassette tape deterioration. These recordings have been remastered from archived cassette tapes. Enjoy the minimal electronic indie synth pop of this earlier demo recordings that highlight the influences of bands like Kraftwerk, OMD, Ultravox, Gary Numan and even Joy Division.

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AT-009 – V/A – Niebla Densa – Spanish Synth Wave 1980-1987 LP (Vinyl Ltd. to 300 copies)

A selected collection of rare and hard to find tracks from the Spanish Synth Wave scene from the 80’s. All the material featured on the Niebla Densa – Spanish Synth Wave 1980-1987 LP has never been officially released before and most of these tracks should be considered as demos although some bands had the chance to record them on cassette or reel-to-reel for very limited or failed editions, this compilation is the result of a long period of searching and restoring rare gems of the Spanish 80’s Synth wave, presented in a limited vinyl edition with only 300 copies, includes insert with detailed information regarding all the bands featured, YHVH, Justine, Falsa Pasión, Muzak, Zincpirithione, Fluido Vital, Dix Ferro, Tripode + Tercio, Esmalte Sintético , Galess, y Al Fondo A La Izquierda.

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AT-008 El Guerrillero Rojo – Manifiesto LP 1983-1984
(Vinyl Ltd. to 265 copies – 105 copies in red vinyl & 160 copies in black vinyl)

In 1983 the spanish musician L.G.Aleman involved in rock bands like “Arquitran” and “Cebras” with Domingo (Neonada y Atentados & T.V.Sovietica) decides to work only with synths in the projects “El Guerrillero Rojo” , “Fluido Vital” and “H_C”, the same year appears the cassette “El Guerrillero Rojo” in the fanzine “La Razon de la Discordia” now remastered for this vinyl edition including unreleased material. Gear used: Roland TR-606, Roland TB-303, Farfisa organ compact combo, Roland SH-101. Minimal Synth from Valencia (Spain)

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AT-007 Mesh – Cenotaph 2xLP  (Vinyl Ltd. to 265 copies.)

MESH started around 1980, in Geneva, Switzerland, It was a two member band with a drum machine jumping from sordid, slow and dark numbers to two minutes almost punk ones, they self-produced in 1986 “claustrophobia” a rare and impossible to find LP with superb synthpop and darkwave gemms, now re-edited and re-mastered in this 2xLP including the unreleased material from the Onkalo sessions from 1987-1988.
Gear used:  Roland TR-808 , Boss Dr 55, Sequential Circuit DrumTraks , Kawai RX100 , Roland SH-101, Korg Poly 800, Sequential Circuit Pro One , Yamaha DX7 and Roland Juno 60.

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AT-006 T.V. Sovietica – Maquetas y Demos 1983-1984 LP (Vinyl Ltd. to 320 copies)

T.V. Sovietica was an exploratory sound project from Valencia (Spain) developed in 1983 in the postpunk era of the early 80’s which built on the work of “Neonada y Atentados”.
From these beginnings evolved  a brief, dark and unsettled trajectory based on sound effects inspired by electronic German music with influences from the artistic vanguard analogy (Satie, “Musique Concrete”  and minimalism) The darkest, most introspective postpunk, radicalising with its’ experimentation, moving towards “industrial”, “anti-music” styles.
The essence of its’ sound combines the use of guitars and electric bass with electronic instruments (Yamaha CS-15, Korg MS-10, Boss DR-55 , etc) , acoustic percussion, mechanical elements and vocals. Confronting frequencies elaborated from improvised riffs with vocal expression.
Of the same generation as bands such as Esplendor Geometrico and Aviador Dro.
The lost model, now recovered in this work demonstrates the beginnings of Spanish synthpop with “Contacto Telepatico”. The influence of New Wave in “La matanza de los bebes foca”, moving towards the conceptual project  “Islandia” to which the majority of the themes belong, “ Oxido en tus ojos” (1984) draws to a close a period of work for the band, probably in its’ most corrosive moment.

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AT-003 Grupo Q – Back Up LP  (Vinyl limited edition 320 copies)

Grupo Q was formed in 1981 by Fernan Carmona (ex-Bola) one of the pioneers of the Spanish electronic music, “back up” is a compilation of the first works never edited. For fans of Ultima Emocion/Europa, Fanzine, Aviador Dro or Oviformia Sci. 12 original remastered minimal-synthpop songs from 1981 to 1983.

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OUT OF STOCK – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE:

AT-001 Séptimo Sello – Vuelo 747 LP – Digital Download
AT-002 Dusk to Dawn – Remains LP – Digital Download
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04 V/A –  División Avanzada Independiente (D.A.I.) LP – Digital Download

AT-005 Joy Before The Storm – Silence Ever After LP – Digital Download

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AT-012 Vacuola Digestiva – ¡Oh No, Son Vacuola! Grandes Fracasos De… LP 1982-1985 – Coming on Jan’2018

Aug 302017
 

This autumn four releases will be out at the same time… elektro from LCN, acid by Garcon Taupe, post-techno by Savage Grounds and synthpop by Staatseinde…
Dutch synth duo Staatseinde finally releases their debut EP on vinyl… after two 7”s on Enfant Terrible they present this 6 track EP… stripped down through the years from a band to a duo the sound also changed… the songs on this EP are more up-tempo, louder, more beat orientated… and also darker as before mostly… and… for sure more dance floor minded… expect some classic minimal synth tunes in line with El Aviador Dro and Welle: Erdball for example but also more punchy tracks with EBM influences… Staatseinde 2.0 has arrived!

Artist: Staatseinde
Title: Neue Zyklus
Style: minimal synth/elektro
Format: 12” EP, edition of 250 copies
Release date: expected around mid September 2017

Savage Grounds released their first three records with Lux Rec… of which one of the members from this Swiss duo is the label boss… this new EP is the first release coming out elsewhere… Savage Grounds have created a sound of their own… a sort of post-techno which combines elements of techno, elektro, EBM, acid and industrial… but these tracks will for sure also appeal to lovers of analogue synth music… the whole EP sounds like it has been recorded in an one take synth jam… raw and fierce synth sounds for the body and soul…

Artist: Savage Grounds
Title: Area Of Violence
Style: post-techno/EBM/elektro
Format: 12” EP, edition of 250 copies
Release date: expected around mid September 2017

Here is another best kept secret from The Netherlands: Garcon Taupe… This musician has been around for quite some time but released only a few tracks yet… mostly on Dutch label Narrominded… and these released tracks are quite elektro orientated… this 4 track EP is all about acid…  techno and elektro beats go hand in hand to make up party music pur sang… this is simply a great piece of acid music which will appeal to fans of Ceephax Acid Crew and acid trax in general…

Artist: Garcon Taupe
Title: The White Spider
Style: acid
Format: 12” EP, edition of 200 copies
Release date: expected around mid September 2017

LCN was present on the “Noblesse Oblige” compilation (Gooiland 23) with a sweaty EBM influenced track… on this 4 track EP you can expect dark and cold elektro sounds… it is reminiscent of Invasion Planete and Kommando 6 output but with a cleaner and more modern sound… still if you like(d) these early 2000’s elektro sounds you will love this too… this EP follows up on the steady stream of releases LCN has been putting out lately… among them on labels as Frigio Records and Return To Disorder… but this is probably his most dark and freaked out release up till now…

Artist: LCN
Title: Autonomie
Format: 12” EP, edition of 200 copies
Style: cold & dark elektro
Release date: expected around mid September 2017

Aug 302017
 
Greetings,
2 new titles are now Available!
TeHÔM
“Live Assault” CD / Digital
Special LIVE audio recording of a unique TeHÔM performance for “The Keep Ambient Lodge” at 2016’s Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. Recorded both through the mixing board as well as from two room microphones to capture glimpses of the live experience. TeHÔM’s music recalls visions of ancient cultures, evoked by hypnotic, abstract and organic soundscapes wrapped in ritualistic and esoteric atmospheres from which a primordial flood of Chaos emerges.
DETAILS
Release Date: August 22 2017
Label: Cyclic Law
Cat No: 95th Cycle
File Under: Dark Ambient / Industrial
Format: CD In 4 Panels Matt Laminated Digipak
Pressing Quantity: 500 Copies
1 Track. Running Time 47:32
UPC: 089902506957
TRACK LISTING
1. Live Assault
 
IURTA
“Notes Towards A Mental Breakdown CD / Digital
Joint project of Portuguese J. A. (Wolfskin, Karnnos) and A. Coelho (Sektor 304). IURTA is a reflection upon the modern dystopia. Inspired by the works of J. G. Ballard and A. Tarkovski, IURTA’s first full length album deals with the fragmentation of identity, of a mind forged by short-circuited information processes. It is a guided descent into an abstracted insanity, a sonic diary of the verge of mental breakdown through soundscapes built upon cascading drones, harsh textures and minimal sonic oscillations. Neural dark ambient, at times punctuated by a cinematic tone exploring the limits of an inner space.
DETAILS
Release Date: August 22 2017
Label: Cyclic Law
Cat No: 96th Cycle
File Under: Dark Ambient / Industrial
Format: CD In 4 Panels Matt Laminated Digipak
Pressing Quantity: 500 Copies
9 Tracks. Running Time 66:03
UPC: 089902506964
TRACK LISTING
1. Notes Towards A Mental Breakdown
2. Organic Units
3. Sequence Destination
4. Continuous Fluctuations
5. Spinal Levels
6. Virtualized
7. Fragmentation Field
8. Burnt Mind
9. Illuminated Man
 
Upcoming Titles:
HESYCHIA “Metanoia” CD/Digital (94th Cycle)
SUM OF R “Orga” CD/2LP/Digital (97th Cycle)
SVARTSINN “Mørkets Variabler” CD/2LP/Digital (98th Cycle)
ALTARMANG “Void” CD/Digital (99th Cycle)
VISIONS & PHURPA “Monad” CD/2LP/Digital (100th Cycle)
 More tba…