Eric Hardiman’s long-running Rambutan project has been blowing minds for nearly a decade with over three dozen(!) releases on labels like Stunned, Digitalis, Hooker Vision, No Kings, Avant Archive, Fabrica and his own excellent Tape Drift label. I was first turned on to Rambutan via Broken Infinity, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Coming in on the abstract side of Rambutan’s disparate sound, Universal Impulses brings to mind (at least this mind) a diverse roster of sounds and influences. Minóy, Asmus Tietchens, Robert Turman, Das Freie Orchester and acousmatic practitioners like Bernard Parmegiani and Pauline Oliveros. All open to individual interpretation of course.
Edition of 75 pro-dubbed, chrome cassettes with download card. This is currently in production and should be out sometime in late October / early November. In the meantime, check out “The Slow Pulse” below or through our Soundcloud.
We’re excited to welcome back Colorado synth-voyager Patrick Pärk/ Kösmonaut with a brand new cassette – Songs For Healing. Songs For Healing is a very intimate release. This is an album of intense and occasionally beautiful music created via the process of grief and acceptance. From Kösmonaut himself:
“This release is dedicated to my daughter, Sevigny Aislin Pärk, who was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in late 2015. She’s currently undergoing treatment and hosts her own blog: superseviblog.wordpress.com. Both Master Generator and Songs for Healing are deeply personal sonic journeys into the human psyche as it struggles to find love in a seemingly empty universe. These are my attempts at dealing with the bullshit of cancer, hope you enjoy.”
Musically, Pärk retains his love of Berlin School synth and progressive electronics but has now incorporated tribal and noise elements as well. As always, a trip to the brain is the first order of business for Pärk, and this album is no different.
Edition of 75 pro-dubbed, chrome cassettes with download card. This is currently in production, and should be out sometime in late October / early November. In the meantime, check out “III” below or through our Soundcloud.