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The quintessence of Nomadic Kids Republic

And just like that I had my lap full of five new albums on Ian Hawgood’s Nomadic Kids Republic (NKR). Readers of this website should be aware of yours truly’s fascination with Home Normal, another of Hawgood’s curated labels, but until now I had not made myself familiar with the NKR catalogue. Imagine the disappointment then when I realised what I have been missing out on, so with this pack of five releases all ambushing the market in a flurry of release dates spanning a month from mid-October to November 2011, I was very pleased to tie up some loose ends.

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A Winged Victory For The Sullen - s/t

A Winged Victory For The Sullen is the new collaboration between Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie (of Stars of The Lid), and their eponymously named debut is the perfect amalgamation of their two distinctive sounds with Wiltzie’s long-drawn orchestral, droning movements of chords and textures to which O’Halloran adds his trademark solemn and truly evocative piano melodies.

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The perilous «Voyage» of Spheruleus

Spheruleus’ album Voyage for Jonathan Lees’ Hibernate label is the dreary tale of a doomed ship voyage in 8 parts, with the atmosphere of events mapped out in low frequency drones. Initially capturing the air of excitement at charting the unknown and setting sail, the first tracks are filled with promise and a sense of exploratory optimism, however with that underlying insecurity that follows with the vast ocean to every sea expedition that sets out.

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Pleq & Lauki - the anatomy of melancholy

Pleq and Lauki released last year an album entitled ‘the Anatomy of Melancholy’. This is only one of several collaborations between these two artists. Both musicians have been described as experimental and ambient, although as we know such labels onl…

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Sonar 2010 - a brief preview

Next year will see Sonar split into two different cities – Barcelona and La Coruña. The new addition in La Coruña will be called Sónar Galicia.

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OFFF Festival, Lisbon, Portugal - May 7th-9th 2009

We have been quiet for a little while, but Soundscaping are still here, just assuming the slow and meticulous pace of heat-induced summer daze. But before that, Soundscaping had the pleasure of attending the OFFF festival for digital art and music, h…

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The quintessence of Nomadic Kids Republic

And just like that I had my lap full of five new albums on Ian Hawgood’s Nomadic Kids Republic (NKR). Readers of this website should be aware of yours truly’s fascination with Home Normal, another of Hawgood’s curated labels, but until now I had not…

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V/A - That It Stays Winter Forever [White Box]

We became familiar with the excellent Manchester-based White Box (headed by Danny Saul of Liondialer) back when we reviewed the debut album by Liondialer, and so it is exciting to return to this label with this limited release in only 300 copies. Tho…

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On Corey Fuller and "Seas Between"

This time in the SoundVault we focus on another, recent album from Yann Novak’s strong label Dragon’s Eye Recordings. A breath-taking full-release debut for Corey Fuller it was too on the heel of 2009, a Japan-based, US-born musician who has spent hi…