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Midden - Summary

Release Date: July 30


The upcoming EP from Midden represents something different for Bent Window Records. The label has firmly established itself as purveyors of the finest hard noise, but Summary looks to be something a bit different. Under the moniker of Midden, artist Evan Hardy provides us with a lush journey of soaring pads and field recordings that provide unbelievably fitting textures. Though the EP sits in solidly ambient territory, Hardy does not shy away from the occasional and well-placed bit of harshness. If the available preview is any indication, this will be a beautifully introspective release. Currently available for pre-order on digital and cassette with one track available for preview.



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BPMoore - If I Don’t See You Again

Release Date: July 30


An upcoming addition to the ever-growing line-up of Rhodium Publishing, Ben Moore's (a.k.a. BPMoore) newest album is a wonderfully emotive work that blurs the lines of neo-classical music. The album consists primarily of gentle pianos and sweeping strings but is also punctuated by a surprising amount of top-notch drum work. What is peculiar about the drums in this album is their very modern electronic feel, seemingly borrowing elements from electronic genres such as breakbeat and IDM. These modernized drums combine so seamlessly with the cinematic backdrop of pianos and strings that they never feel out of place. Currently available for pre-order on digital and vinyl with three tracks available for preview.



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Steve Hadfield - Industrial Chillout Complex

Release Date: July 31


Coming soon from Werra Foxma Records is Steve Hadfield's first-ever release on the label. For a first on the label, this is a strong introduction with Hadfield taking a more aggressive approach to his sound. The beats and rhythms lack the erratic nature of previous releases but are replaced by a tasteful amount of distortion and grit. The variation in amount is also truly wonderful as some tracks seem to slam out their rhythms while others remain more subdued. However, even on tracks in which these rhythms are subdued, you can still very easily hear that accompanying crunch. This ever-present crunch is paired with the wildest and wonkiest synths. Although, these synths seem to take a backseat and only seem to play the most fragmented of melodies. Currently available for pre-order on digital, compact disc, and cassette with three tracks available for preview.



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Nin Rasz - Mye Love

Release Date: July 30


One of three upcoming releases on Anticipating Nowhere Records, this new album from Nin Rasz is flat-out bizarre. The entire album has a subtle jazz influence that can be heard very clearly in the random horn and saxophone riffs that are scattered across virtually all tracks, save for those that take a less boisterous approach. However, this is where the recognizable jazz influence fades and becomes overshadowed by a mixture of short noises (birds, yelps, clangs, and more strangeness) that are glitched and effected in the strangest of ways, a deep rumbling low-end that maintains an eerie presence throughout much of the album, and erratic drum work that refuses to find a rhythm. All of this happens over the span of five tracks that are all upwards of ten minutes longs. As you listen, it will absolutely demand your attention. No pre-order is currently available, but you can follow Anticipating Nowhere Records to be notified when it is available on digital and cassette.


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Mark Waldron-Hyden - Natural Rhythms: Healing Well/Old Bridge

Release Date: July 30


The second of three albums releasing on Anticipating Nowhere Records, this upcoming release by Mark Waldron-Hyden is pure electro-acoustic joy that borders on the edge of lowercase music. Imagine listening to the sounds of gently flowing water. Now imagine yourself to hundreds of times smaller than you currently are and hearing the same gently flowing water. That is the best way to describe what this album sounds like. The interesting thing about the way this album presents those sounds is the layering that is created by the variance in volume between sounds. Rather than being simple ambient background noise, the volume of the sounds fluctuates wildly. Just when it has hit the moment that it fades into the background, a sudden rush of volume hits and reminds you to keep listening. No pre-order is currently available, but you can follow Anticipating Nowhere Records to be notified when it is available on digital and cassette.


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Matt Atkins - Collapsing Fragments

Release Date: July 30


The last of the three releases from Anticipating Nowhere Records for this month, this one bears far less resemblance to the erratically manipulated audio approach of the first two. Collapsing Fragments looks to be a heavily percussion-driven album. This is not to say that that synth work is not present, simply that it takes a backseat to the complex and often difficult rhythms that define the album. The complex rhythms are made even more interesting by Atkins' use of very well-known drums machine samples, including some very 808-sounding percussion. It is of particular note that Atkins is able to use these familiar drum samples without sounding cliche as he arranges them into truly odd patterns. No pre-order is currently available, but you can follow Anticipating Nowhere Records to be notified when it is available on digital and cassette.


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Bargain Noise - Der Hexenclub

Release Date: July 27


This upcoming single from Bargain Noise is heavy on the speedcore influence with a rhythm that sounds like it may be literally painful to keep up with and a repeated synth line that gives off the vibe of the most uncomfortable club you've ever walked into. Along with the consistently speedy drums, there is plenty of great glitchy goodness stuffed into the short breaks where the synth subsides and the drums calm down ever so slightly. It's a bit of a ride, to be honest. No pre-order is currently available, but you can follow Bargain Noise to be notified when it is available on digital-only.


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