Monday, 26 November 2012

Winter 2012 - News

I've been quite quiet of late busy recording lots of new sounds for Lost Harbours and writing songs for the 2nd album, but now I also have some Liminal Noise news. Early next year I'll be releasing three new cassettes from three of my favourite bands: NOW, Umez and Kostoglotov, all of whom are based in London. There will be a London launch party too with, hopefully, all three bands on the bill. So keep your eyes peeled for further information.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Video 1 - Lost Harbours - Portent

Lost Harbours - Portent - Sept 2012 from Liminal Noise Tapes on Vimeo.

The start of an on-running series filming a performance outside of the context of the normal gig venue. This particular video was shot close to Midnight on a calm September evening. The track is off Lost Harbours debut album 'Hymns and Ghosts' which is still available on CD via the links to the right. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Rainbow Valley / Pollux split cassette

The last few copies of this title are only available from Rough Trade or possibly from the artists themselves, as I have sold out.

Rainbow Valley / Pollux

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Reviews and Distribution

We've been receiving some great reviews for the Lost Harbours 'Hymns and Ghosts' release from the likes of The Liminal, Julian Cope, Dr Schluss's Garageof Psych Obscurities and Evening of Light, you can read them from the links below:

We also now have distribution of this record in the following places too:
Rough Trade
Norman Records

I believe it is under the UK section in Rough Trade, whilst the Rainbow Valley tape is... with the cassettes, unsurprisingly.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Lost Harbours - Hymns & Ghosts

The Lost Harbours album is now available in digital and physical formats from their bandcamp website and the Paypal button to the right:

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Hymns & Ghosts pt2 (an excerpt)

As mentioned below we're releasing Lost Harbours first album 'Hymns & Ghosts', here is another excerpt from it featuring Bobbie Watson of recently resurrected 1970's psych-folk group Comus.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Lost Harbours - Hymns & Ghosts

LN 004 - Lost Harbours - Hymns & Ghosts (CD)
Available 20th June 2012

Lost Harbours are an experimental folk two piece from Southend-on-Sea, England who have, in the past, been lucky enough to play with Library Tapes, the Dead Rat Orchestra, The Owl Service, Fuzzy Lights, Bird Names and a number of other great bands over the last few years. They've also released several cassettes, cdrs and downloads, plus toured the Baltic states.

Hymns and Ghosts is the culmination of several years of refining a set of songs conceived in 2007 / 2008. The album bookended by two long, partially improvised tracks of which Hymns and Ghosts Pt 2 features Bobbie Watson of cult 70’s folk band Comus. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Review from A Closer Listen

Those nice folks over at A Closer Listen have posted a review of the Pollux / Rainbow Valley cassette, you can check it out here:

A Closer Listen

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Circuit Breaker / Kostoglotov

New split cassette from two of London's purveyors of noisy electronic post-rock.

Circuit Breaker
Self confessed Noise Rockers, Circuit Breaker create discombobulated song forms with bratty man-child vocals; a stuttering and static filled howl of noise generated from a variety of electronic devices including home-made guitars, synths, tone generators, drum machines and toys.
Circuit Breaker Blog

Kostoglotov is the solo bedroom recording project of Daryl Worthington. This tape, much like the CDR, split tape (with Liminal Noise Tapes founders/curator Lost Harbours) and abundance of online download releases, was recorded with Dictaphone and digital four track only. This lo-fi approach was born out of fiscal necessity, as much as aesthetic intention. Kostoglotov’s sound is shaped by an equal appreciation of drone, ambient, improvised and homemade music. His ‘songs’ have been played on Minutemen legend and personal hero Mike Watts podcast (twice), and been described by God Is In The TV zine as reminiscent of “an electro soundtrack to an old cartoon called the Ugly Bug Ball”. He chooses to take this as a compliment.
Kostoglotov bandcamp

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Pollux / Rainbow Valley

New split cassette from two masters of the ambient arts, coming soon.

Pollux is the brainchild of Arnaud Barbe, a hyper-productive 23 year old from France. In 2007 he created the first of hundreds of tracks in the form of 'Frustration',  a mixture of minimalist ambient indus sound and porn samples. Over the next few years his achievements grew with over 130 releases on a number of labels, the curating of the netlabel Creative Obsession, the founding of his own net-label Sirona-Records and the co-production with Kai Nobuko of the world's first lobit webradio podcast called Tibol.
Pollux Online

Rainbow Valley
Rainbow Valley is a multi-coloured tide of over lapping sound waves gently, and sometimes not so gently rocking the psyche.  The work of Southend-on-Sea musician Graham Boosey, who also operates under the moniker of Little Penguin, Graham has released a number of high quality tapes on labels such as Sangoplasmo, Jozik Records and now Liminal Noise. He also regularly releases Lobit music on a variety of net-labels and on floppy disks, most recently on Diskette Etikette Rekords. "......A creator of musical light beams" (Tibol Lobit Radio)
Rainbow Valley Online

This will be a Limited Edition of 30 cassette available from the artists in question or here.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Coming Soon:

Circuit Breaker / Kostoglotov - split cassette (ltd ed 30)
Pollux / Rainbow Valley - split cassette (ltd ed 30)

More details and soundclips to follow.