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Bird Book
Bird Book
AA033CSLTD :: Ltd. Cassette
Duration: 20 minutes

This hazy little piece of mystery came my way via northern Wisconsin, from a fellow who would only tell me his name is 'Josh' (though I question the honesty of this confession). Being that we're kindred statesmen, and being that the music creates a certain romantic feeling deep inside me, Avant Archive is pleased to present Bird Book. Disheveled melodies amble along sun-kissed rivers, while your dog lounges in the grassy field. Bird Book. In accordance with the author's request, we've only created 25 copies of this first collection.

Ltd. Cassette Out of Stock

Released 2013-01-19

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Hobo Cubes / Rambutan
Split
AA032CSLTD :: Ltd. Cassette
Duration: 60 minutes

It's a pleasure to welcome these two veterans of electronic bliss as Avant Archive releases its very first split release. It only took two years, but I think the pairing couldn't have been better. Hobo Cubes' frothing drone dons side A, with Rambutan's periodic melodies dance with abstraction on the B-side. There are not many artists that can dabble in such a broad pallette, while maintaining such a high level of quality across all works. Hobo Cubes and Rambutan are both among that few.

Ltd. Cassette In Stock

Released 2013-01-19

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Digital Natives
Coppeecuffs
AA031CSLTD :: Ltd. Cassette
Duration: 40 minutes

Jeffry Astin's long and engrossing back catalog has been culminating, erupting here in 2012 with the emergence of the Digital Natives handle. Taped jamz ghostily repeat in concert. Sometimes the result of this combination is utterly groovy; sometimes it is creepy. No reincarnation is free of irony, and each ironic appearance is both joy- and cringe-inducing. I find myself saying, "this bit looped over and over?" but then the music answers, "yes, this bit." And the magic is not in the bit itself, but the fact that it repeats over and over.

Ltd. Cassette Out of Stock

Released 2012-11-23

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Lichen Gumbo
Earthborn Jinzo
AA030CSLTD :: Ltd. Cassette
Duration: 30 minutes

Avant Archive is happy to welcome back Finnish master of feelings, Olli Aarni. Eschewing the cinematic ambience of last year's Ylitse, Olli teams up with compatriot Ville Oinonen to craft this tidy bundle of perfectly decayed pop tunes. Their approach is simultaneously minimalistic and complex—the simplicity of the compositions is obscured or even erased by the otherworldly distortion and noise that buries nearly everything. Earthborn Jinzo is another lazy morning sipping coffee and pondering the world through a 2000 Hz lens.

Ltd. Cassette In Stock

Released 2012-11-23

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Kösmonaut
Green
AA029CSLTD :: Ltd. Cassette
Duration: 45 minutes

Kösmonaut is Patrick R. Pärk. Touching on styles from the late 1970s through the early 1990s, Pärk crafts what almost might substitute for a posthumous ransacking of one or several of these famed forefathers of electronic music. Of course, what holds my interest is not the fact that Kösmonaut is playing in a well-established and loved style, but that he also (fortunately for us) lends an exponent of experimental nature to the pieces. Of course we can identify the acid, the kraut, minimalism, and so on, when we are confronted with them. But we certainly can't say when we'll be confronted with these elements, and that's what makes me smile, and of course, listen.

Ltd. Cassette In Stock

Released 2012-05-13

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