(SLG056) Birds of Passage ‘Highwaymen In Midnight Masks’ C22

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Drone lullabies to fill up the quiet spaces; vespers of guitar wrapped around a siren’s call. Aidan Baker makes an appearance, so should you. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG050) Western Standards ‘The Siren’ C40

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Out of the swirling murky depths, a shimmering aura rises upward. The source remains hidden beneath dark currents as phosphorescent ripples lap the shoreline. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG049) William Cody Watson ‘Arkansas’ C54

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The plan set in motion amid the humid vapors of SXSW now realized to full and stunning effect; a Southern din that would subdue a plague of locusts. Place your hand on your heart for this reverent hymn sung to the great state of Arkansas. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG048) Vortex Rikers ‘Nullpunkt / The White Queen’ C33

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Hypnotic and rhythmic rituals for the Witching Hour. Dawn exposes the benign countenance of the specters that ravaged the night. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG047) High Aura’d / Xela ‘Third Life / Fourth Life’ C50

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John Kolodij conjures sound into a new form. It takes breath, expands, then implodes and winks out into the void. A Third Life lived in under half an hour. Xela plays reanimator on the flip, conducting a dark and miraculous resurrection. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG046) Aygeetee ‘Soul” C54

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Dance music got weirder. Embrace the strangeness. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG045) Gastón Arévalo ‘Deriva’ C24

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Straight from Uruguay comes a beautiful batch of richly textured electro-acoustic spinouts. A boiled-down broth of electronica’s best parts. Lovely. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG044/G5TAPE001) Nocow ‘Ruins Tape’ C48

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Dampness and darkness yield fertile soil, bulbs sprout from beds of decay and unfurl their luminescent caps. Moonlight reveals what the midday shadows had hidden from sight: textures and rhythms meant only for those who stayed awake to hear it, dragging their eyelids upward across bleary eyes until deltawave phantasms manifest into waking life. Co-Presented with our friends at G5 Music. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG021) Wroom ‘Fungal Overlord’ C48

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An intense, stunning walk through a spidery metallic drone mansion. This one is heavy. One of our best. Limited to 100 copies hand-packaging includes a chipboard case (printed in and out), a vinyl sticker, and sealed bag.


(SLG043) Range Rover ‘All Is Bliss’ C34

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A requiem for the abandoned dance-floor. Slow pulsations for weary minds and focused movement. Cast your vapid glances at the cloudy skies of a new dawn for electronic sound. All is bliss. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG042) Moon Tides ‘As Loud As The Sun’ C26

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Moon Tides’ debut has been rising on the horizon all season long, painting the waves with golden colors and the impossible promise of an endless summer. Sink your toes a little deeper into the sand, watch the last waves crest as the driftwood bonfire at your back burns down to its dieing embers. Premier analog offering limited to 120 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG041) Mo Kolours “EP1: Drum Talking” C20

Some records seem to come out of nowhere. Witness this debut EP by the half-Mauritian percussionist & singer Mo Kolours, which unites an array of more familiar influences with the Sega music of his island roots. The rhythms lead the way here, whether the straight percussive workout of Drum Talking or the crafty vocal manipulation that drives the low-slung bump of Biddies, a song that traces an imaginary line between Theo Parrish and Gonjasufi. Dead of Night mines the symbolism of The Beatles’ outwardly chirpy Blackbird while his own Bakiraq (like Burt, the songwriter) resembles a soul classic pieced together from fragments around the flickering light of a fire. Limited to 170 pro-dubbed cassettes. This is a co-release with One-Handed Music.


(SLG040 / Robotape009) Thou “The Archer & The Owle” C40

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It is with great honor that we present a new “mega-ep” from Louisiana’s reigning kings of metal, Thou. Containing unreleased Summit-era material plus songs slated for a Pygmy Lush split that never happened, this 40 minute slab stands equal with any of the band’s proper albums. Their sound has been thickened with piano, horns, and more, proving an already-perfect band can continue to improve. Limited to 300 pro-dubbed cassettes in letterpress packaging. This is a co-release with Robotic Empire.


(SLG038) Siddhi ‘Dark Leaves’ C21

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Lonesome reveries for darkened desert wanderers, a motion picture soundtrack for tracing paths between the stars in the evening skies. The patterns shine more vividly when your eye trips across them – the melodies become more lucid once they fall from the sky and light the earth with their spiraling arcs of phosphorescence. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG037) Guanaco ± ‘Ardea Cinerea’ C22

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An absolutely stunning set of songs – shades and threads of color arranged in an impeccable and dense tapestry of sound. Bedroom psych for those who travel while sitting stationary between four walls. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes with vellum inserts.


(SLG036) Blood On Tape ‘Quietus’ C20

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Sudden sheets of rain usher in an ever expanding cloud of electrified ambient, enveloping you in deep mists. In its wake, the air itself has been altered. The blurred landscape seems familiar, but light refracts through the atmosphere at strange angles. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes with handmade obi-strips.


(SLG035) FNS ‘Uppsalir’ C56

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A live ritual recorded in crystalline fidelity, backed by a whole side of brand new material. Swirling sheets of mercurial sound and guitar meditations from Norway’s Fredrik Ness Sevendal. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG034) Plankton Wat ‘The Outer Lands’ C36

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Dewey Mahood dons his cloak of psychedelic colors and casts a net into the gardens of the outer lands. Each blooming flower and cryptic fern is mapped within a song – an ethereal seed that sprouts in the mind of the listener. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLGV002) Elm ‘Nemcatacoa’ LP – $16

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Limited to 400 copies total. 150 were pressed on clear vinyl, exclusively sold here. If you’d rather have a black copy, please note it in your payment.

Originally presented as a small-run CD in 2009, Elm’s “Nemcatacoa” instantly cemented itself as the quintessential solo outing from Jon Porras (one half of the duo Barn Owl). Its dark, scorching passages left listeners in awe, helping to pave the way for the band’s oncoming meteoric rise. Here we’ve presented this masterwork on vinyl for the first time ever. Pressed in a one-time edition of 400 copies, complete with brand new artwork by Mr. Jon Porras. Remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

From Digitalis’ original description:
“Elm is the name of Porras’ solo creations. His music retains the megasonics of Barn Owl, but finds his tutelage deep in the heart of the desert. “Nemcatacoa” is a lonesome, epic journey. Named after one of the deities of his Colombian heritage, his latest full-length (and first large-scale solo release) feels huge and endless. Walls of guitars shatter beneath the weight of the booming percussion blasts that find their way from the caves into the light. An acoustic guitar is mournfully plucked, the beginning of a procession of the dead. “Nemcatacoa” is an album begging for somebody, anybody to find and embrace. Porras is a master artist. The instrumentation at work here is even more impressive when you consider it’s played by a lone soul. Guitars, Rhodes, Harmonium, Trumpet and more echo through the caverns of the ancient Earth. Even though this album is dark and at times bleak, it never overpowers. Traversing similar aural planes as Sunn O))) and Earth, Porras is staking a claim all his own. As his voice wails over blankets of guitars, he never loses sight of the golden life ahead.”

“Unlike some drone albums, the passion and arrangements here will warrant many, many repeat plays, it’s just that sort of album. Incredible.” Boomkat.com


(SLG032) Drugg ‘Shackled’ C22

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A dense, hazy pop album drenched in low-end, “Shackled” is the first outing from UK duo Drugg. Also includes huge remixes from Pole and Visions of Trees on the b-side. As fluid as can be, lovingly. Edition of 85 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG031) bvdub ‘One Last Look At The Sea’ C76

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Originally slated as a digital-only release, “One Last Look At The Sea” marks one of Brock Van Wey’s only outings on the almighty cassette. Subtle electronic percussion is woven with impossibly deep ambient ruminations. We consider this one essential. 100% of the profits will be donated to the Kids In Need Foundation. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes, only available directly from Sweat Lodge Guru.


(SLG030) Lunar Miasma ‘Gone’ C24

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Greece’s Panos Alexiadis has a penchant for cosmic, nightcrawling synth work. His already-giant resume is further expanded by twenty-four minutes of space age slink. After releases from favorites like Stunned and Peasant Magik, we’re happy to present his talents to the SLG faithful. Don’t look down. Limited to 75 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG029) Mickey Mickey Rourke ‘Inner Gazing’ C50

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A psychotropic bender for the morning hours. While dust-speckled sunshine presses the slits between the blinds, you sip your tea and attempt to orientate your limbs. Cosmic tones penetrate and ricochet through the hallways of your central chakras, engaging the inner spirit in a cryptic waltz. Presenting once again: Mister Mickey Mickey Rourke, 150% superstar. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG028) Sashash Ulz ‘Cladonia Rangiferina’ C39

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The note accompanying the parcel reads “Hello! I’m from Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia. Here are many lakes, forests and squirrels. They are waving to you – ‘hello!’ and would be glad if you listen to this record. Thank you!” Sweat Lodge Guru is pleased to oblige the squirrels of Russia, and would be glad if you will, too. Swelling acoustic drones and pastoral meditations lie within. Limited to 75 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG027) Bus Gas ‘Six Movements In Four Hours’ C58

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A dark heart beats slowly on the fringes of Nebraska. Ominous vibrations that are not at all unpleasant – affirming the existential anxiety you feel standing dead center in the middle of a frozen cornfield… or laying on the damp concrete floor of an abandoned parking garage. Midwestern vibes for low-lit rooms. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG026) Ous Mal ‘Riioraa / Viime Talvi’ 2xCS

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Sweat Lodge Guru is pleased to offer a 2xCS edition of these two masterworks from Finland’s Ous Mal. Riioraa and Viime Talvi pull threads of melody out of the air and into their loom, weaving dusty loops into delicate arrangements and enchanting motifs – sounds that fit like a soft gauze on a bright spring day. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed and imprinted cassette sets.


(SLG025) Tidal / Holographic Arts ‘Split’ C30

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Jimmy Billingham paints synthetic notes that melt like the colours of a hallucinatory fever, stretched into a pixel’s width between two points in space. In a parallel dimension, Holographic Arts lays a fine mesh over the same canvas, filling in the holes with low-frequency, rhythmic pulsations. Limited to 75 pro-dubbed and imprinted cassettes.


(SLG024) Tearjerker ‘Strangers’ C32

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What in the world is hypnagogic pop? And where is all this shoegaze revivalism going anyways? In the hands of these three lads, pop songs implode into astonishingly subdued anthems, reminding us that there is no revival – all of our favorite tunes are merely waiting to be discovered and embraced. Introduce yourself. Strangers is proudly presented on the compact cassette format by the Sweat Lodge Guru with many thanks to the skilled hands that crafted it. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed and imprinted cassettes.


(SLG022) Mark Templeton ‘Scotch Heart’ C20

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It is with great honor that we present these revelatory new sounds from Mark Templeton on the most humble of analog formats: 20 minutes of electro-acoustic lullabies spun off the reel and into our hearts and minds. For total immersion only. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG020) Aygeetee ‘Native Music’ C40

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Now we’re talking. Native Music sounds like a hi-fidelity bootleg of magnetic tapes rescued from the sunken star-ship of an unidentified race. The last entry in the Captain’s log translates “Totally fried. Heading back home, need to stop by Planet Earth to pick up batteries.” Time-warped rhythms from a botched wormhole road-trip. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG019) Motion Sickness of Time Travel / Nova Scotian Arms ‘Slow Architecture’ 2 x C46

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Grant and Rachel Evans construct monuments of sound that calcify and expand as deliberately as the soil beneath them washes away – time-lapsed and reversed erosion; melodies and distortion are extracted from sparkling beds of sediment and adhered to the foundation in algorithmic patterns of fractal intensity. Slow Architecture seeks out the empty corners of the psyche and builds its towering steeples of noise therein. This set of two pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes is limited to 100 copies. Packaged together in a clear cassette album.


(SLG018) Lee Noble ‘No Becoming’ C36

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Q. Who is Lee Noble? A junkyard ghoul writing theme music for a closed-down carnival? An android Tokyo lounge act soldered together from obsolete, malfunctioning machinery? Or is it a degraded aural hologram singing love songs transmitted from the very soul of the universe itself? No Becoming provides little clarification, it only adds another heat-cracked layer of paint and dust to the shifting visage. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG017) Pink Priest / A Grave With No Name ‘Pink Grave’ Split C32

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Two sides from kindred tongues and talents. Pink Priest recites drifting sermons of drone optimized for late night broadcast and early A.M. syndication. A Grave With No Name delivers several episodic serials scripted around strings and structure; the linear complement to PP’s more Lynchian motives. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG016) Expo ’70 ‘Death Voyage’ C62

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Originally released as a CD by Dead Pilot, Death Voyage represents some of Expo 70′s most accomplished work to date. Featuring synth and acoustic guitar by Matt Hill (best known for his Umberto project), this eclipses the usual dark dronescapes he has become known for, instead breaking through to something more masterful, leaving contemporaries in a cloud of smoke. Limited to 130 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG015) Vortex Rikers ‘S/T’ C38

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Afterparty dungeon music, perfect to ease those post-ecstatic, early morning comedowns – when the bright lights burned into your retinas begin to emit ghostly drones and skitter across threadbare breakbeats like luminescent arachnid before descending back into the cavernous depths of darkness. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG014) Space Ghost ‘Pyramid Dreams’ C44

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Tweaked out beats for tricked out spacecraft, floating on subconscious and isometric trajectories into the deepest reaches of inner space. Previously a digital only release – this analog recording is now available in scarce quantity. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG013) Kon Tiki Gemini & Cavernes ‘Deep Discovery’ Split C34

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Pairing the side-projects of luminaries like Mpala Garoo, Magic Beach, Hobo Cubes, and Bedroom Bear, this split from Kon Tiki Gemini and Cavernes begins with a roiling hot mudbath of crackling drones and claustrophobic melodies on the a-side. The kind that cakes to your hide and doesn’t slough off until your skin does. Cavernes softens the dried glaze with a gauze of shimmering notes on the flip, then peels your face off with sheer will to expose the beautiful, porcelain bones beneath. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG012) Mpala Garoo ‘Ou Du Monde’ C24

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Music crafted for the sunny and tropical paradises of our minds. Seasonal temperament is shared via magnetic vibes; we can all exist in the same balmy and tropical headstate no matter what our physical locale may be. Pure vibrations that ebb and flow on the appeal of tidal moons. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes.


(SLG011) Cough Cool ‘S/T’ C24

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Somewhere on the lunatic fringe, lit dimly by the shine of superstardom, Dan Svizeny weaves together bits of habit-forming melodies into a narcotic, lo-fi pop odyssey. The ideal roadtrip soundtrack for those who seek beauty in the dilapidated corners of a confusing universe. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG010) Mickey Mickey Rourke ‘Festive Bummer’ C34

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Playback of certain soundwaves, at a specific frequency, actually allows you to project your thoughts onto the air where they will be picked up by those receptive to such messages i.e. domesticated, household pets. No, seriously, I had an entire conversation with my girlfriend’s tortoise shell tabby while listening to this cassette tape from Neon Navajo’s Mickey Mickey Rourke. Beautiful shit. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG009) Emuul – ‘Further Stations’ C62

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Emuul installs two slabs of subterranean crawlspace into the Sweat Lodge soundstage. Bad waves of paranoia persist; intolerable vibrations resonate through your skull, tightening your jaw and rattling your teeth as you point the potentiometers east towards a blackened, rising sun. You look to the Guru for guidance, but his face is peeled apart my unseen tremors. Should not have eaten those brown tabs, my friend. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed cassettes with special vellum j-card, cardstock insert, and transparent overlay.


(SLG008) Konntinent – ‘Arev Benn’ C40

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After being praised as an experimental front-runner by none other than the tastemakers/tastebreakers at Pitchfork, this London lodge member goes deeper and darker than ever before, leaving a trail of thick, black smoke in the aftermath. It’s called Arev Benn. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes with special obi-strip.


(DIGIV026/SLGV001) Lawrence English ‘A Colour For Autumn’ LP – $14

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Edition of 300 copies total, silkscreened packaging. When it comes to contemporary experimental and drone music, one of the first names on the team sheet should always be Australia’s own Lawrence English.  When he’s not busy running one of the best and most innovative labels around, Room40, or playing in the modular synth duo Holy Family, he’s cranking out incredible solo works for the likes of Touch Music and 12k.  This, his first full-length available on vinyl, was originally released on the latter and finds new life inside these black analog grooves. “A Colour for Autumn” is the second in a series of albums from English that explore the changing seasons and his innate ability to transform such esoteric imagery into sound is immediately on display.  ”Droplet” opens the record and immediately grabs you and cradles you beneath undercast skies.  Dean Roberts’ lends voice to the track, giving it an otherworldly feeling but also a degree of warmth against the underlying sea of tones. But it’s on “Watching it Unfold” where the album really takes flight.  English’s simple guitar patterns reek of nostalgic debris.  As the piece coalesces and the leaves change from green to gold, everything gets washed over by brassy drones.  The horns return, but more muddled, on “Galaxies of Dust” and add another element of cacaphony to an already dizzying track.  It’s in passages like there were English’s incredible compositional talent shines. Fennesz lends his electronic expertise to “The Surface of Everything.” Whenever I hear this, I always think of crisp October nights, the smell of chimney smoke perfuming the air while you wax nostalgic about summers past.  English provides the spine with his methodical crystal-toned guitar exercises but it’s the added crackle and texture from Fennesz that makes this the stand-out song on the album. There’s so much depth and subtlty to “A Colour for Autumn” that it would be easy to gloss over on first listen.  On repeated trips, however, the whole picture reveals itself.  This is an approachable album full of all the emotion and understated beauty that I associate with the fall. English covers the spectrum expertly.  And then, as the glassy remnants of “…And Clouds for Company” begin to shift and fade away, you can smell the snow coming and winter is almost here.


(SLG007) Jeremy Kelly ‘Shortwaves’ C30

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Pure black dope on tape from Jeremy Kelly. “Shortwaves” bubbles over with a cacophony of circuit-bent radio signals and modular synth granularity before the slackening cord is severed completely and you are lowered into a pit of low-end doom viscosity and psychedelic trawling. Crack the windows open, this one needs to breathe a little. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG006) Dunian / Monster Rally ‘Split’ C26

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This split collects sounds from two musical prodigies – one from Latvia, one from Ohio. Beats that speak to all cultures, classes, creeds and deeds. Dunian’s side is part wonk, part bass, part post-rave, all absolute neck-melting material. After the flip, Monster Rally conjures a tropical beat mirage that sounds like Madlib conducting your grandmother’s favorite cocktail hour orchestra. Each side fires you up for the other and yields maximum summertime repeat potential. Limited to 70 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG005) Andreas Brandal – ‘Into Thin Air’ C37

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Before we get all hyperbolic in here, let’s just assert that “Into Thin Air” is (all biases aside) one of the finest cassette releases we have ever heard. A thirty-seven minute, hand-held tour through haunted parallels that have only ever before been revealed to Andreas Brandal. No noisy, screeching specters can be found here, though. Just gossamer wraiths spooling cryptic melodies off the tape reel and into the miasma. Fucking fantastic! Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG004) Plante – ‘Temples On High’ C40

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Andrew Plante lays down a thick set of amplified guitar drones with support from Breathing Flowers’ McKinley Jones on synth. A 40 minute slow-motion drift that ends in a field of white light – it’s amazing what you can find in Kansas City these days. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG003) These Wonderful Evils – ‘Cerro Rico’ C60

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An enveloping new piece of work from Zak Boerger aka These Wonderful Evils. A 30 minute opus featuring old live tapes, field recordings, and new compositions. You can ride the snake to the lake, but he won’t tell you how deep it is. You’ll have to jump in. Program repeats on the b-side – one more chance to figure out “what it all means”.


(SLG002) Sparkling Wide Pressure – ‘Nowhere Time / Cruising Reflections’ C46

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Sparkling Wide Pressure mines rich tones and melodies from his electric guitar, performing psychedelic slight-of-hand that pulls the colors from your speakers like the proverbial rabbit from the hat. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.


(SLG001) Pine Smoke Lodge – ‘El-Ahrairah’ C68

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Conceived in fire, wreathed in smoke and wrought from the charred and blackened bones – 68 minutes of nocturnal textures and arboreal emissions from the enigmatic free-drone duo known only as Pine Smoke Lodge. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.