'Building the Goddess Temple' Second Edition Pre-order
With the First edition selling out on the glorious Summer Solstice, Subexotic is very pleased to announce a limited number of Second edition copies are now available for Orbury Common 'Building the Goddess Temple'
'This Crow Wears a Wire' release day
This week sees 'This Crow wears a wire' releasing on Friday (3rd June), and kicked off with a glowing in depth album review on the influential music webzine XS Noise:
'The Crow Wears A Wire is a very interesting and intriguing debut album. It is the product of a radio host who has a natural ear for quality music. At times it’s reminiscent of a wonderfully low budget imagine soundtrack. A musical Orwellian world, where every building is constructed in Brutalism style and covered with closed-circuit television. Men in long, grubby raincoats and wide-brimmed hats casting shadows across their faces and smoke menacingly in dimly lit alleyways. It is an atmospheric world of uneasiness and mild, but insistent paranoia. A world of rising dread at what might be waiting round the next corner. A world where even the birds are wearing listening devices.'
You can check out the whole review here. With release day coming very soon, and only a handful of copies of the Second Edition remaining, be sure to grab yours before they're gone..
Orbury Common Summer Solstice vinyl Pre-Order
Around the next corner, under the surface and just out of reach lies Orbury Common, a spectral world teeming with haunted technology, folk memories, and naturalistic rituals. One such ritual is the recurring, sacred act of Building the Goddess Temple, a process that has long served as a cornerstone of the cults and cultures of Orbury Common...
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***STOP PRESS*** The Summer Solstice edition is now sold out. Watch this space for news of a second edition coming soon.
Dogs versus Shadows announce eagerly awaited debut
Dogs versus Shadows eagerly awaited debut album is now available for pre-order on Subexotic records. 'This Crow wears a Wire' crackles with a panoply of surveillance paranoia and is a must have for fans of Lee Pylon's much loved 'Kites & Pylons' radio show. The lathe cut vinyl limited edition also comes encased in a beautiful gatefold sleeve. Release date is 3rd July - don't hang about!
***STOP PRESS*** First edition sold out within 3 hours. Second edition is now available for pre-order - black vinyl, red label, very nice.
Simon Klee returns with ‘The Reciprocal Second’
Mix-casting musical auteur Simon Klee, aka ‘Anticipating Nowhere’, returns for his second studio release with Subexotic on 12/6/2010. The Reciprocal Second sees Simon hone his sonic textures into a compellingly dramatic, engagingly ‘cinematic’ soundtrack. The prevailing mood presents as a fresh take on some unseen, perhaps long-forgotten, vintage science-fiction text; and yet Simon’s vision boldly goes beyond knowing pastiche with a genuinely gritty, engaging, and sometimes overwhelming collection, that wonderfully showcases the best of Simon Klee’s maturing talent.
This release is also available as a limited edition lathe cut transparent vinyl EP, cased in a glorious gatefold sleeve. The beautifully produced packaging playfully interacts with suggestions of a lost science-fiction text, and has been painstakingly constructed, adapted and commissioned from original work to create a truly engaging, thought-provoking accompaniment.
Debut Simon Klee release
‘When the tide went out’ is electronic producer/broadcaster Simon Klee’s debut studio release.
Otherwise known for his excellent ‘Anticipating Nowhere’ mix-cast, Simon’s foray back into music making has resulted in a captivating journey through a visceral and shifting soundscape.
“..full of disparate electronica that seduces and terrorizes in equal measure …. It’s very, very good!”
Dayz of Purple
“Dark, experimental, moody electronics, washes and bleeps. Early 90s Warp meets the soundtrack of a fever dream.”
Kites & Pylons
“This is great. Grab it while you can”
This release is also available as a limited edition lathe cut transparent vinyl EP bundle, which comes beautifully packaged within artwork specially produced by Simon Klee for this release. This also includes unlimited streaming of the EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC options and more. Release date 03/04/2020.
Simon Klee set for new release on Subexotic
Subexotic is delighted to be working with up and coming electronic producer Simon Klee. Otherwise known for his excellent ‘Anticipating Nowhere’ mix-cast, Simon’s foray back into music making has resulted in a captivating journey through a visceral and shifting soundscape. With a release date of 3rd April, you can preview the forthcoming EP ‘When the tide went out’, including limited edition lathe cut vinyl package, on Bandcamp.
New Counter Silence release
Southend based composer/producer Counter Silence’s third studio release is the sparkling EP ‘This is only part of the story’.
Starting with brief piano phrases, and raw sounds from either field recordings of Southend seafront, and / or recordings of everyday objects hit, brushed and scraped. Theses are then layered over over, changing tempo or processing to carve it anew, to create a new sonic landscape.
These tracks are conceived with the idea of a relationship, a concatenation of brief meetings, or moments; from its beginning to a possible ending. These moments are not meant to be taken particularly literally, but are about the feelings and reactions both good and bad that occurs during the lifetime of a relationship, if only glimpsed, for we only ever know part of the story.
The limited edition lathe cut transparent vinyl EP bundle comes beautifully packaged within artwork specially produced by Counter Silence. Release date 28/2/2020.
New Blank Disco release
Subexotic founding artist, Blank Disco, gets back on the music making trail with an EP showcasing a strong selection of twisted, muscular, busy-tech electronica. The Data Slut EP covers themes of confusion; fractured technological content; the uncanny cracks in immersive self-identity; and the joy of a heating duct on a cold night; restlessly shift in a dizzying texture of compulsive listening.
This is available now as a limited edition, heavyweight clear vinyl lathe cut and print work, all produced by the artist’s own hand, as well as the usual digital download formats.
Counter Silence debut album – Out Now!
Subexotic returns to the fray this month with the release of Knowing the right question to ask, the debut LP from Counter Silence, otherwise known as Southend based composer/producer Col Ventura. Drawing comparisons with the classic work of Harold Budd and Brian Eno, as well as the more recent solo forays of The Necks’ Chris Abrahams, Knowing the right question to ask is a beguilingly immersive, spectral and otherworldly work.
The album kicks off with an early highlight in the shape of ‘A distance left to travel’, with its slow motion bell-like tones eerily reminiscent of a music box winding down to stillness. Piano appears to be more conventionally utilised on ‘In the brightness, we would linger’, but the notes seem almost to have been dragged backwards out of a silence into which they had previously disappeared. The tempo is upped by Side 1 closer ‘The balance of possibilities’, with its chiming jauntiness suggestive of a malfunctioning automaton playing the marimbas. Side 2 opens with ‘Wonderlust’ departing most clearly from the album’s core focus on keyboard work, with its gentle ebbing and flowing drones offset by an accumulation of distant gong and wind chimes. The album reaches an apotheosis of radiant sonic stasis with the blinking starfield of ‘All secrets dance in time’, before the final piece, ‘We, who stand still’, insinuates the tiniest hint of unease into proceedings, with its queasy slithering quality suggesting the nightmare that clings to the underside of the dream.
Knowing the right question to ask has already received some welcome exposure with the inclusion of the track ‘When the clocks have stopped’ on The Wire magazine’s Wire Tapper 33 compilation CD, and airplay on BBC Radio 3’s influential Late Junction programme.