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10-25 August 2019 | Ultimae Summer Break

Time for a summer break… the office closed this Friday evening. We will ship orders received during our vacation on our return on August 26.

With our warmest regards,
The Ultimae team

RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI | Solastalgia (Room40)

RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI | Solastalgia (Room40)

Building on the echoes of landscape that guided his previous Room40 editions, Solastalgia imagines that which is not yet known.

It traces possible terminus points for futures that many of us will not live to see. Utilising a range of unexpected variables, automations and uncontrolled systems in the creation of the recordings, Irisarri has developed a new approach to his work, seamlessly weaving together intense layers of texture and saturated harmony.

Within these works, distant melodies emerge and in their wake the listeners’ focus shifts again and again. A never ending loop of the unconscious feeding into the conscious is formed. Whilst the skeletal form of pieces such as Coastal Trapped Disturbance might remain, the organic matter that is the body of the music is in a process of persistent transformation. These subconscious variations morph the pieces from within. This is a record of sublimation, and dwells in states of transition and becoming.

Recorded in two suites, each section is a distorted mirror reflection of the other. Solastalgia stands as a landmark undertaking for Irisarri, it encourages us to remain unsettled and attentive in the moment, and prompts us to listen deeper and imagine what lies beyond or in excess of our expectations.

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M. GRIG | Mount Carmel (12k)

M. GRIG | Mount Carmel (12k)

M. Grig is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in dobro, lap steel and pedal steel guitar living in Durham, North Carolina. Mount Carmel is his debut release on 12k, an album close to his heart. Read More »

ADIEL | Musicofilia (Ara)

ADIEL | Musicofilia (Ara)

The second release on Ara comes from Adiel. Following her latest Cavallina EP made in collaboration with Donato Dozzy, she returns with Musicofilia, her first record outside her own label. Read More »

BRENDON MOELLER | Materialize (Vibrant Music)

BRENDON MOELLER | Materialize (Vibrant Music)

Brendon Moeller is an artist that needs no introduction. Materialize is his first work for Vibrant Music. From his early days in various bands in the 80’s and 90’s, Brendon liked indie, shoegaze, ambient, moody, cinematic scapes. Read More »

EL CHOOP | Render_series (Greyscale)

EL CHOOP | Render_series (Greyscale)

El Choop’s Render_series is a chain of minimalistic, stripped-back dub techno excursions. Each render takes a refined palette of ideas and reworks them repeatedly over time resulting in a stream of locked grooves embedded with microchanges, and seasoned with polyrhythmic patterns. Read More »

ASUNA & JAN JELINEK | Signals Bulletin (Faitiche)

ASUNA & JAN JELINEK | Signals Bulletin (Faitiche)

“I first met Asuna when we both gave a concert at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Six years and five meetings later, we completed Signals Bulletin. The album includes both joint improvisations and compositions, recorded in Berlin, Kanazawa and Kyoto.”  – Jan Jelinek, Berlin 2018
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