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Jaime Paul Lamb

THE COSMIC DEAD
"Easterfaust" Limited DigiPak CD
500 copies only

AKSU

HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE
"II" Limited Screenprinted Gatefold Wallet Edition
200 copies only

Jaime Paul Lamb

JAIME PAUL LAMB
"OxManLionEagle" Limited Vinyl LP
300 copies only

AKSU

DIVINE CIRCLES
"Oblivion songs" Limited Vinyl LP
300 copies only

AKSU

AKSU
"The Way To Destroy And Create Things" CD Album
Limited DigiPak Edition. 500 copies only

Ekpyrosis

EKPYROSIS
"Weisse Nacht" Ltd CD Album
Jewelcase Edition. 500 Copies only

Wailing Of The Winds

WAILING OF THE WINDS
"II" Ltd CD Album
Screenprinted gatefold edition of 200 Copies only

The Cosmic Dead

THE COSMIC DEAD
"The Exalted King" Ltd CD Album
Digi-Pak Edition of 500 Copies only

LOVESILKPALEMILK

LOVESILKPALEMILK
"Lovesilkpalemilk" Ltd CD Album
Screenprinted gatefold edition of 200 Copies only

SHABDA

HALLVARðUR ÁSGEIRSSON & JÓN INDRIðASON
"Las Casas" Ltd CDR Album
Screenprinted edition of 100 Copies only

SHABDA

IXTAR
"VI - Traumtau" Ltd CDR Album
Screenprinted edition of 50 Copies only

SHABDA

IXTAR
"V - Fantasmatheque" Ltd CDR Album
Screenprinted edition of 50 Copies only

SHABDA

SHABDA
"The Electric Bodhisattva" Ltd CD Album
Screenprinted edition of 200 Copies only

IXTAR II

URNA
"Nemeton" Ltd CDR Album
Screenprinted edition of 100 Copies only

IXTAR IV

IXTAR
"IV - Xtrmntn" Ltd CDR Album
Screenprinted edition of 50 Copies only

IXTAR II

LVTHN
"Black Lake" Ltd CDR Album
Screenprinted edition of 100 Copies only

The Cosmic Dead

THE COSMIC DEAD
"The Cosmic Dead" Ltd CD Album
Digi-Pak edition of 500 Copies only

A Sending Service Cover

A SENDING SERVICE
"At Least A Ritual In Inaction" Ltd Gatefold CD Album
Screenprinted edition of 200 Copies only

Iron Forest Cover

IRON FOREST
"Pantechnicon" Mirco-edition CDR
Strictly limited press of 75 copies only

Aidan Baker Cover

AIDAN BAKER
"Loop Studies" Ltd Digi-Pak Double CD Album
Screenprinted edition of 500 Copies only

Yr Iliad Cover

IXTAR
"IXTAR I" Ltd CDR Album
SOLD OUT

Yr Iliad Cover

YR ILIAD
"Welcome To Concrete" Ltd Digi-Pak CD Album
Screenprinted edition of 300 Copies only

Rashomon CD Cover

RASHOMON
"Ashcan Copy" Ltd Digi-Pak CD Album
Screenprinted edition of 300 Copies Only

Kinit Her Cassette Cover

KINIT HER "Mosaic Of The Hyacinths"
Cassette Micro-edition. Strictly limited press.
100 copies only

Tele.s.therion Cover

TELE.S.THERION "Tele.s.therion"
CDR Micro-edition. Strictly limited press.
100 copies only

Paradigms Death's Head T-shirt

PARADIGMS "Paradigms Death's head"
Label t-Shirt.

Paradigms 'Ritual Folk' Shirt

PARADIGMS "Ritual Folk"
Label t-Shirt.

Owlfood CD Cover

OWLFOOD
"Owlfood" Ltd Digi-Pak CD Album

Heinali And Matt Finney CD Cover

HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY
"Ain't No Night" Ltd CD Album

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Book Of Sand CD Cover

BOOK OF SAND
"Destruction Not reformation" Ltd CD Album

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UPDATED : March 20th 2014

THE COSMIC DEAD "Easterfaust" Ltd CD DigiPak - *PRE-ORDER NOW*

Exclusive T-Shirt + cd package available !! PRE-ORDER ONLY

PRE-ORDER : HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE and their new album "II"

We're aiming to ship all pre-orders around April 7th - April 14th...


So folks, it's with great pleasure that we unveil our first releases of 2014. And what a way to start !! We've got the brand new album from our Scottish kraut-psych chums, THE COSMIC DEAD, exclusive to cd here at Paradigms and presented in their customary stunning digi-pak edition. Only 500 copies of these mystical beauties and then they're gone.

Plus, we heartily welcome back HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE to Paradigms with their luscious new album, simply entitled "II". This Stuttgart collective (based around the prolific Daniel Vujanic, who most of you will know from his monumental IXTAR series) have grown stylistically into a work of modern composition even more beautiful than their debut. An effortless fusion of jazz, electronica, airy soundscapes, tighty breaks and shimmering strings, this is really something quite special. A mere 200 copies are presented here - lovingly screenprinted gatefold wallets emblazened with sacred geometry, hinting at the wonders inside.

We're also presenting a special, exclusive t-shirt package for THE COSMIC DEAD. Hence why we're offering these new releases as a PRE-ORDER; something we don't usually do here at Paradigms. The reason this time being that all the t-shirts will be printed to order, exclusively for the pre-order bundles. You can see the rather fine design below, along with artwork, audio samples and all the usual good stuff. Dig in.

THE COSMIC DEAD

"Easterfaust" Ltd Digi-Pak CD Album
Strictly limited to 500 copies Only + EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT & CD PACKAGE
Order HERE



The Cosmic Dead

FILE UNDER : Kraut Rock / Psych

We're very happy to welcome our favourite space cadets back to Paradigms yet again, for this special issue of the band's new opus, the potently seasonal 'EASTERFAUST', released here on CD for the first time and presented in a luscious digi-pak edition of 500 copies only.

Recorded over a week last year with the band's very own spirit yogi Luigi Pasquini, they made unrelenting noise in a tiny garage nestled in the valleys of Kyle of Lochalsh...and the first results of that manic session are presented right here. A major 40 minute mind-meld, showing these cosmonoauts are most definitely on the finest form. A serious freak-out for appreciators of Can, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel and the like...But then again, you probably knew that by now.

Presented as a limited edtion of 500 cds in digi-pak format. A special pre-order package is available which includes an exclusive t-shirt to accomopany the cd. (See below). Strictly limited quantities so head over to the Paradigms store to pick one up.

Listen : THE COSMIC DEAD "Easterfaust (Part I)"

SHABDA


HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE

"II" Ltd Screenprinted gatefold CD Album
Strictly limited to 200 copies Only
Order HERE


The Cosmic Dead

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Electronica / Post-Rock

It's with great pleasure that we welcome back Stuttgart's HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE to Paradigms for the release of their second full lenght album, simply entitled "II". An absolute triumph of experimental electronica, avant jazz and modern composition. A mature and airy follow-up to their debut from these adventurous players. A luscious pallette of rich strings, vibes, double bass, woodwind and precision percussion alongside delicate electronics into a bold musical vision.

Truly spectacular and highly recommended for appreciators of Jaga Jazzist, Isotope 217, Alice Coltrane, Supersilent, Tortoise and David Axelrod, perhaps. Totally beyond.

Listen : HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE "Vendavel"

Listen : HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE "Phoebos Hand"

Hohlenmusik

JAIME PAUL LAMB

"OxManLionEagle" Ltd Vinyl Only Album
Strictly limited to 300 copies Only
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JAIME PAUL LAMB

FILE UNDER : Avantgarde / Occult Exotica / Free Jazz / Free Lounge / Tribal

Alchemical R&B. Mystic ghettoscapes. Jungle death rituals with painted skulls. Musical resurrections. Listen high. Burn 3 candles. Stand naked in center. Transmutate. This is JAIME PAUL LAMB. 32nd Degree Mason, occultist, student of the Hermetic Sciences, friend and dedicated jazz man. And here he evokes "OxManLionEagle", a nineteen track collection of distinctly odd hits. Like a decaying Captain Beefheart paying homage to the Clangers. Radiating tribal sonics via the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, fusing Zorn and Morricone's more obscure crime thriller soundtracks. A total freakout for your lodge's next lounge party. AGAPE! 93 93/93

JAIME PAUL LAMB 'OxManLionEagle' is presented as a vinyl only lp, strictly limited to 300 copies only, of which only 250 are available for sale here.

Listen : JAIME PAUL LAMB "Lambspring Language"

Listen : JAIME PAUL LAMB "Viridarium Chymicum"

Vinyls

DIVINE CIRCLES (meghan mulhearn)

"Oblivion Songs" Ltd Vinyl Only Album
Strictly limited to 300 copies Only
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Meghan Mulhearn

FILE UNDER : Appalachian Folk / Melancholic Songcraft

The highly anticipated solo debut from violinist MEGHAN MULHEARN of US Christmas (Neurot Recordings). Going by the name of DIVINE CIRCLES, 'Oblivion Songs' heralds a beautiful collection of intimate and experimental songcraft, filtered through the Appalachian dusk. Somber, haunting and stirring; five lengthy hymns grace the vinyl, each its own rich, textured and finely crafted work.

DIVINE CIRCLES 'Oblivion Songs' is presented exclusively as a vinly only LP. Limited to 300 copies, of which only 250 are available for sale here.

Listen : DIVINE CIRCLES "Leave"

Divine Circles

AKSU

"The way To Destroy And Create Things" Ltd DigiPak CD Album
Strictly limited to 500 copies Only
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AKSU

FILE UNDER : Dark Improv / Free Jazz / Noise Rock / Ambient ???

Every once in a while a record comes along that totally possesses our hearts and minds, and I have to say, 'The Way To Destroy And Create Things' by Belgium's AKSU is one of those records. A genuninely important recording. Recorded at the Lacambre Museum of architecture in Brussels, this piece is a serious tour de force which draws from numerous sources yet creates something new from its alchemy. Hints of the stunning Don Caballero related improv unit STORM & STRESS, if you remember their pioneering work. Add some Einsturzende Neubauten, Universe Zero, King Crimson, John Zorn, Rune Grammafon artists and an assault of bleak, thundering guitar crush and that'll only give you a tiny glimpse of the greatness unveiled here.

AKSU 'The Way To Destroy And Create Things' is monolithic. Presented as an edtion of 500 cds in digi-pak format, featuring the atmospheric artwork from Maurice De Jong of Gnaw Their Tongues.

Listen : AKSU "Handaktion / Eckenaktion"

Wailing Of The Winds

EKPYROSIS

"Weisse Nacht" Ltd CD Album
Strictly limited to 500 copies Only
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EKPYROSIS

FILE UNDER : Avantgarde Black Metal

It's also a great privilege to present the new EKPYROSIS album 'Weisse Nacht'. And this, the third mysterious Ekpyrosis instalment, is surely a work of Teutonic high art.

Six sprawling, atmospheric masterworks prevail thoughout. Cold and blasted, yet somewhat beautiful and melancholic in perfect balance; punctuated by a spoken dialogue that drives the proceedings like a black metal Blixa Bargeld. Those already aware of EKPYROSIS debut 'Mensch Aus Gold' will undoubtedly be prepared for the wonders that lie within. For the uninitiated, be assured that forward thinking, avantgarde black metal finds its heights on this recording.

Presented as an edtion of 500 cds in jewel case format, carefully designed as a companion piece to 'Mensch Aus Gold' and the stringent EKPYROSIS design aesthetic.

Listen : EKPYROSIS "#5"

EKPYROSIS

 

 

WAILING OF THE WINDS

"II" Ltd CD Album
Strictly limited to 200 copies Only
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Wailing Of The Winds

FILE UNDER : Mystic Folk / Psych / Kraut Rock

The second album from Italian project, WAILING OF THE WINDS is something truly magical. While taking inspiration from a vibrant tradition of 60's / 70's psychedelic folk and krautrock, with especial nods to early Amon Duul, Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh, the work invoked here is neither nostaligic nor does it look back to the past to find it's heart. It somehow captures a timeless energy; inimtate, intricate and mystical.

WAILING OF THE WINDS 'II" is a rich tapestry of true esoteric folk psych. Presented as an edtion of 200 cds in bespoke, screened and handmade gatefold board wallets.

Listen : WAILING OF THE WINDS "The Wild Hunt"

Wailing Of The Winds

THE COSMIC DEAD

"The Exalted King" Ltd Digi-Pak CD Album
Strictly limited to 500 copies Only
Order HERE



LOVESILKPALEMILK

FILE UNDER : Kraut Rock / Psych

We're very happy to welcome our favourite space cadets back to Paradigms for this special issue of the band's second album, 'THE EXALTED KING', released here on CD for the first time and presented in a luscious digi-pak edition of 500 copies only.

Since releasing the band's self-titled debut last year (which is incidentally now sold out), THE COSMIC DEAD have establised themselve as the enlightened gurus of brain fried psych. They've tripped their way across Europe, laid waste to this year's Roadburn Festival and recorded this magnum opus which is again set to blow minds. "The Exalted King" radiates. It glides around a thundering freak-out groove. A serious trip for appreciators of Can, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel and the like....

77 earth shaking minutes of pure bliss. Presented as an edtion of 500 cds in digi-pak format.

Listen : THE COSMIC DEAD "Anatta"

SHABDA

Photography by MarieClaire Lacey


LOVESILKPALEMILK

"Lovesilkpalemilk" Ltd CD Album
Strictly limited to 200 copies Only
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LOVESILKPALEMILK

FILE UNDER : Post-Punk / Shoegaze

We're excited to introduce you to a rather wonderful lo-fi collaborative duo from Sweden going by the name of LOVESILKPALEMILK - and their debut self titled album which is issued today on Paradigms.

LOVESILKPALEMILK is a haunting affair; rich in melancholy and ethereal haze from the driving post-punk rhythms to the post-rock glacial shimmer. At it's most atmospheric, the album hints at the the delicate works of Amesoeurs and Alcest perhaps but the undercurrent is somewhat darker and more urgent in places too, stripping back the glow to reveal a blacker post-punk heart that dances to basement Joy Division and is overdriven by walls of guitar noise.

A very special and personal album for us here at Paradigms. Presented as an edtion of 200 cds in bespoke, screened and handmade gatefold board wallets.

Listen : LOVESILKPALEMILK "Honey"

Listen : LOVESILKPALEMILK "Violet (Part I)"

SHABDA

HALLVARDUR ÁSGEIRSSON & JÓN INDRIDASON

"Las Casas" Ltd CDR Album
Strictly limited to 100 copies Only
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SHABDA

FILE UNDER : Icelandic Electronic / Experimental Songcraft

The welcome return of Icelandic composer HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON to Paradigms Recordings. 'Las Casas' is the first of two new colaborations with the label, this being a work written and performed with friend JON INDRIDASON.

Whereas Hallvardur's debut for Paradigms back in 2006 was a strictly modern classical affair (and our personal favourite release on Paradigms to date), 'Las Casas' sees a more eclectic offering, dense with glacial Arctic ambience, avantgarde song structures, electronic soundscapes, introspective acoustic pieces and an underlying Native American atmosphere. In places it reminds us of the pre-Biosphere work of Geir Jenssen as Bel Canto and also Dead Can Dance's exploration of indigenous musical currents from around the world. Whatever it is, it's a challenging and evocative collection from this masterful composer. 'Las Casas' features 16 tracks, packaged in the custom aragato box, screened with exclusive artwork by Hallvardur's wife, Anne Herzog. Presented as a strictly limited edition of 100 copies only.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the work of HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON, we sincerely recommend that you also check out his LIFSBLOMID release on Paradigms too. Spectacular stuff indeed. HALLVARDUR will return with another release on Paradigms later in 2013.

Listen : HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON & JÓN INDRIDASON "Medvitund II"

SHABDA

ixtar

"IXTAR V & VI" Ltd CDR Micro-editions
Strictly limited to 50 copies each
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IXTAR V Cover

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronic

Daniel Vujanic returns with the penultimate releases of the sprawling IXTAR septology. Parts V and VI further the spirit of the project with glowing sounds that capture Daniel's signature kosmiche electronics and jazz experimentalism, carefully curated into distrinctly modern compositions.

Most of you will be familair with IXTAR by now, but if not, I'm guessing that Norway's JAGA JAZZIST and Chicago's TORTOISE would be vague reference points to get you started. Each of the first four editions are now all sold out and these two new instalments are issued as micro-editions of 50 only, screened with custom art on aragato packaging. Beautiful stuff. Enjoy. Oh and watch out for new HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE coming this Summer too!

Listen : IXTAR VI "Sternenschwestern"

Listen : IXTAR V "Fantasmatheque"


IXTAR

SHABDA

"The Electric Bodhisattva" Ltd CD Album
Strictly limited to 200 copies Only
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SHABDA

FILE UNDER : Tantric Doom / Eastern Drone

Italy's SHABDA rise like a phoenix from the ashes of avantgardists THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE (Code666 Records) and we're incredibly pleased to release their debut album, "The Electric Bodhisattva" on Paradigms. An esoteric journey of enlightenment fueled by sitars, thunderous guitar hypnotics and layers of laptop drone.

SHABDA is the basic unit of sound from which the world is shaped according to the main Indian darsanas, and the creation root of each mantra. Deep listening and repetition are the keys around which the identity of the project is built, and the channel to direct the search for timeless and spaceless dimension of being. Ideally channeling Marco Castagnetto and Anna Airoldi's spiritual research, supported by guitars from cultural saboteur Riccardo Fassone, SHABDA explores the fil rouge that holds the Tradition in Tantric Shaivam Indian currents, Taoist and Occidental alchemy, Tibetan Lamaism, Sufism and the Fourth Way as theorized by Gurdjieff. According to Terry Riley, tradition is only "what works", and it exists as a result of constant experimentation devoid of dogmas and easy morality.

Fusing obsessive doom riffs and traditional indian melodies to ambient sound structures, SHABDA produces slow, repetitive, trance-inducing music that will delight fans of Earth, Popol Vuh and La Monte Young.

Five sprawling sonic landscapes over sixty minutes. Presented in finely screen printed gatefold board digi-wallets and issued in a strict edition of 200 exemplars only.

Listen : SHABDA "Canone del Termine del Tempo"

SHABDA

URNA

"Nemeton" Ltd CDR Micro-edition
Strictly limited to 100 copies Only
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URNA

FILE UNDER : Shamanic Drone Folk

URNA is the work of Italian post-apocalyptic composer Gianluca Martucci. Using a wide variety of folk instruments, atmospheric recording environments and electronic manipulations, he has truly stretched the microverse of URNA to reflect the vacuous psychedelia of an ancient mind casting spells in a modern world. URNA explores these mysterious territories among tenebrous, misty and dilated sounds, primordial dances and mystical songs.

'Nemeton' is a beautifully textured invocation of natural currents both past and present. One shamanic folk journey into the inner worlds over thirty five minutes. Presented in finely screen printed arigato pack and issued in a strict edition of 100 exemplars only. Quite beautiful. The gateway is open.

Listen : URNA "Nemeton (Excerpt)"


LVTHN

"Black Lake" Ltd CDR Micro-edition
Strictly limited to 100 copies Only
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LVTHN

FILE UNDER : Haunted Soundtracks / Dark Ambient

WRAITHS may very well be familiar to you from their Paradigms debut and recent releases on Aurora Borealis, including a recent colaboration with Pyramids. With LVTHN, Wraiths' Graendaal conducts a harrowing descent into the darkest abyss and is here inspired by the haunted shores and murky depths of Scotland's ancient lochs to bring forth the Black Lake.

A hypnotic, unnerving yet strangely tranquil meditation upon the horrors that drift upon the wake. 4 excursions into the unknown over 48 minutes. Presented in finely screen printed arigato pack and issued in a strict edition of 100 exemplars only.

Listen : LVTHN "Drowned Cathedral"

LVTHN Cover Artwork

THE COSMIC DEAD

"The Cosmic Dead" Ltd CD - Digi-Pak
(Edition of 500 copies Only)
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The Cosmic Dead

Photography by MarieClaire Lacey


FILE UNDER : Kraut-Rock / Psych

THE COSMIC DEAD are something rather special. These Glaswegian psych-o-nauts have left orbit and they're heading straight for the sun. Their debut self titled album is an 80 minute meditation into kraut / psych bliss, laced with acid drenched guitar skree, hypnotic rhythm and pulsating synth. It rocks hard, it blows minds. It might just blow your mind too. Catch them live at the Supernormal Festival this year or in a basement near you sometime soon before they take off for good.

Most highly recommended for appreciators of Can, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel and the like.

This exercise in mind-expansion is presented as a plastic tray digi-pak edtion of 500 copies only and is available exclusively to order now from the Paradigms webstore.

Listen : THE COSMIC DEAD "Infinite Death Of The Godhead"





The Cosmic Dead

"THE COSMIC DEAD - The Cosmic Dead" is now available exclusively to order from Paradigms webstore HERE.


a sending service

"At least A Ritual In Inaction" Ltd CD - Gatefold heavy Board Wallet
(Screenprinted edition of 200 copies Only)
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A Sending Service

FILE UNDER : Shamanic Outsider-folk / Folk Ritual

A SENDING SERVICE are quite a mysterious entity indeed. The cult originates in California but other than that, little is known. Regardless, "At Least A Ritual In Inaction" is the first recorded ritual and it is a splendidly esoteric document of their shamanistic sound. Hypnotic psyched outsider-folk of the highest order - eight intimate evocations binding the earth and the astral inside the candle lit circle. The door is open.

This divine, haunting congregation of songs is available as a deluxe screen-printed gatefold heavy board wallet edition of 200 copies only and this arcane treasure is available exclusively from the Paradigms webstore now.

Listen : A SENDING SERVICE "Toward It's Ideal"


A Sending Service Cover

"A SENDING SERVICE - At Least A Ritual In Inaction" is now available exclusively from Paradigms webstore HERE.


iron forest

"Pantechnicon" CDR Micro Edition
(Screenprinted edition - strictly limited to 75 copies Only)
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Aidan Baker

FILE UNDER : Doom-step / Electronica

From the man behind A Crown Of Amaranth comes IRON FOREST. A bold, jet black venture into mechanised dark electronica, doom and dub perhaps. Or, doom-step, if we may be so bold. The debut release "Pantechnicon" brings to mind a blackened Autechre, maybe a hint of Justin Broadrick's more electronic explorations and a bleak veil of cutting-edge futurism.

Very special indeed and issued as a strictly limited micro-edition cdr in screened arigato box packaging of a mere 75 copies. The time is now, people.

Listen : IRON FOREST "Wintermute"


"IRON FOREST - Pantechnicon" is now available exclusively from Paradigms webstore HERE.


aidan baker

"Loop Studies" Ltd Digi-Pak Double CD
(Screenprinted edition of 500 copies Only)
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Aidan Baker

FILE UNDER : Ambient / Modern Composition / Nadja

Toronto / Berlin based musician and composer AIDAN BAKER is most likely well known to you as one half of the crushing NADJA duo as well as a prolific solo artist and Paradigms has always been a keen follower of his magnificent work. So it's with great pleasure that we introduce this very special two disc set. A vast and sprawling double album of Aidan Baker's loop studies -- collected in their entirety for the first time and most of which is debuted right here. To our ears, this is Aidan's very own "Selected Ambient Works" and some of the most beautiful music to have graced the Paradigms catalogue. Deep, glacial and resonating, this colossal body of work spans 2 discs over 150 minutes. Delicately composed with a fine tuning of beautiful, cascading bliss and all the right little quirks and glitches to truly bring this to life.

Recommended for discerning ears and appreciators of Biosphere, Labradford, Oval and Nadja. Presented as a 2 disc set, housed in screenprinted gatefold, heavyboard digi-pak wallets and strictly limited to 500 copies only.

Listen : AIDAN BAKER "Loop Study Six"


Aidan Baker Cover

"AIDAN BAKER - Loop Studies" is now available exclusively from Paradigms webstore HERE.


ixtar

"IXTAR I" Ltd CDR
(Screenprinted Micro edition of 50 copies Only)
SOLD OUT


IXTAR

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronic

Very pleased to introduce you to the debut work from IXTAR - a triumph in modern composition from Daniel Vujanic, the creative force behind another Paradigms delicacy, HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE, who's self titled debut was one of our personal favourites of 2011. IXTAR takes Vujanic's craft to slightly more experimental realms, building a rich cathedral of sound from esoteric elements of modern composition and experimental electronica with shadowy jazz and heavy prog leanings into a lush and rewarding experience. Sparse and resonating with an atompshere in part that captures the ambience of such nocturnal artists as Bohren And Der Club Of Gore.

A beautiful introduction to an ongoing series of releases, this first instalment is presented here as a super limited micro-edition cdr album of 50 copies only, presented in a screenprinted arigato box. Enjoy.

Listen : IXTAR "Amulet"

IXTAR I Cover Artwork


"IXTAR - IXTAR I" is now sold out. Watch out for IXTAR "II" and "III" coming over the next few months.


paradigms recordings - albums of the year 2011

The music that's blown our minds this Year, in order of Greatness

  • THE UNTHANKS - Last
  • HEXVESSEL - Dawnbearer
  • BJORK - Biophilia
  • NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA - I A Moon
  • VIRUS - The Agent That Shares The Desert
  • CHELSEA WOLFE - Apokalypsis
  • I BREAK HORSES - Hearts
  • ENTRAILS - The Tomb Awaits
  • THE SKULL DEFEKTS - Peer Amid
  • ESBEN AND THE WITCH - Violet Cries
  • ZOLA JESUS - Conatus
  • BYETONE - SyMeta
  • THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - As The Crow Flies
  • ARBOURETUM - The Gathering
  • KRENG - Grimoire
  • BON IVER - Bon Iver
  • BLUT AUS NORD - 777 Sect(s)
  • M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
  • RUIN + SOLISTENEMSEMBLE KALEIDOSKOP - 1/2 Skull
  • TOMBS - Path Of Totality

rashomon

"Ashcan Copy - Film Music Vol. 3" Ltd Digi-Pak CD
(Screenprinted edition of 300 copies Only)
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Rashomon

FILE UNDER : Sinister soundtracks / Sound Library / Giallo / Exotica

For the uninitiated, RASHOMON is Matt Thompson, founder member of London's prolific and intoxicating GUAPO. Thompson formed Guapo in 1993 and played with them until 2004, releasing 6 albums on labels including Cuneiform and Ipecac. From 2005 onwards RASHOMON has been his focus, releasing 3 albums so far. Taking influence equally from soundtrack composers such as Ennio Morricone and Toru Takemitsu, and artists like Magma, Univers Zero and Popol Vuh, RASHOMON is a rich experience of decadent exotica, "Ashcan Copy (Film Music Vol 3)" being no exception; a monumental collection of avant exploitation soundtrack / sound library recordings.

Listen : RASHOMON "The Door Has Two Sides"


What the critics are saying :

“A restless Univers Zero / Popol Vuh vibe pervades, at times delicate and sensuous, but often heavy, oppressive and dark as a grave fitted with blackout blinds.” (Rock-A-Rolla Magazine)

“Krautrock like, montage styled collages of sound, banging rock structures, swirling organs, jazzy, minimal music and maximal music. Trip music that works well, even without any filmic reference.” (Vital Weekly)

“Matt's obviously been busy imbibing the spirits of Goblin, Fabio Frizzi and Angelo Badalamenti which loom large over these eight tracks. Those influences seep out from each cut like a carmine miasma, but most brilliantly never give the game away - this could just have easily been imagined and fashioned in the late '70s or today. His execution is scarily close to the original aesthetic, from frantically spiralling organ outings and acid-fuelled tension to authentic psyche-funk breaks, harrowed Moog jams and doomy chamber jazz, all played with an incredible instinctive touch” (Boomkat)

“The styles of music vary quite a lot from Goblin esque prog zombie horror, to kitsch sounding library music, eerie prog, elements of jazz. He's clearly listened to a lot of film soundtracks as the music he's created sounds super authentic. Excellent stuff!!” (Norman Records)

"RASHOMON - ASHCAN COPY (Film Music Vol 3)" is now available exclusively from Paradigms webstore HERE.


yr iliad

"Welcome To Concrete" Ltd Digi-Pak CD
(Screenprinted edition of 300 copies Only)
Order HERE

Yr Iliad

FILE UNDER : Psyche / Drone / Folk

YR ILIAD is the magical collaboration of Geoff Morris, Christopher Giamo and Lee Camfield, three psyched-out stargazers from San Francisco, California. Their sun-drenced, blissed out instrumental drone-folk radiates throughout their Paradigms debut, "Welcome To Concrete". A glorious, organic and evocative opus, delicately conceived in a bunker that the band call home.

"Welcome To Concrete" is presented as a special edition of 300 silkscreened digi-pak cds. Available exclusively from the our webstore HERE

Listen : YR ILIAD "Grow In"

Yr Iliad Band Photo Yr Iliad CD Cover




paradigms recordings playlist - october 2011

The music that's blowing our minds this month

  • MACGILLIVRAY - Wolf
  • SCOTT WALKER - The Drift
  • BJORK - Biophilia
  • CHELSEA WOLF - Apokalypsis
  • ZOLA JESUS - Conatus
  • NUCLEUS TORN - Andromeda Awaiting
  • NON - Children Of The Black Sun
  • ANDREW HILL - Illusion (Disc 2 / Jazz Vaults Series)
  • DIF JUZ - Extractions
  • SONGS:OHIA - s/t
  • FOOD - Molecular Gastronomy
  • ERIC DOLPHY - Last Date (1964)

kinit her

"Mosaic Of The Hyacinths" Cassette Micro-edition (Limited edition of 100 copies Only)
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Madison, WI’s neo-folk brethren return with a special cassette only micro-edition on Paradigms. KINIT HER were formed as a trio back in 2007, now a duo of brothers they continue to explore a rich musical heritage of neo-classical and early music influenced occult neo-folk of ever deepening richness and sorrowful wonder. Their organic forest mantras and sacred sigils embrace a lush orchestration of horns, mournful strings, delicate twelve-string guitars to accompany the vocal incantations of woodland mysticism and a search for higher knowledge in conflict with the veil of the modern world. Something beautiful and arcane smolders here.

With several acclaimed releases to their name already, including a split album with Burial Hex and an upcoming new album on Pesanta Urfolk, KINIT HER continue to bewitch us with their intoxicating folk psychedelics that flow through blood and earth on “Mosaic Of The Hyacinths”.

Listen : KINIT HER "Mosaic Of The Hyacinths"

Kinit Her Cover Kinit Her Photo

"Mosaic Of The Hyacinths" by KINIT HER is presented as a very special micro-edition, limited to 100 copies only. Four glorious tracks over twenty minutes. White audio cassette encased in screenprinted card box with artwork from KINIT HER's Nathaniel Ritter. Order HERE


tele.s.therion

"Tele.s.therion" CDR Micro-edition (Limited edition of 100 copies Only)
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FILE UNDER : Hermetic / Ritual / Drone / Musique Concrète / Metal / Avantgarde

TELE.S.THERION is the collaborative work of Italian sound artists Pietro Riparbelli / K11 and Sandro Gronchi. Releasing past works on such formidable underground labels as Touch, Aurora Borealis, 20 Buck Spin and Cold Spring, as well as their own Radical Matters imprint whilst also working with larger ensembles including Astral Lueur and Mortuary Drape, the TELE.S.THERION incarnation unveils this colossal edition via Paradigms.

Almost 80 minutes in length, "Tele.s.therion" collects three monolithic pieces into a seven track album, featuring recordings from "The Chapel" - conceived as an acoustic audio installation for the Rothko Chapel, "Nature Unveiled" - based on the Current 93 album of the same name and "HINTHV.RITVVM" - based on Etruscan occult ritual texts. TELE.S.THERION is an esoteric sigil based on the name of the temple of Eleusis. The symbolic current of TELE.S.THERION can be expressed in the "Rule of Silence" (Echemythia): the Law of the Cult of the Mystêryon, perceived through the Hermetic Laws of speculative Freemasonry. The double dotted "S" is the hidden sigil of the silenced form of Horus / Hor Pa Khered (Harpocrates) / Sigelion.

Listen : TELE.S.THERION "Grimoire XIII"

Tele.s.therion Cover Tele.s.therion Photo Tele.s.therion Photo

"Tele.s.therion" by TELE.S.THERION is presented as a very special micro-edition, limited to 100 copies only. Printed CDR encased in screenprinted arigato box with insert. Order HERE


upcoming this autumn on paradigms

This coming Autumn is unfolding into a most productive and exciting season here at Paradigms. Coming up in October we have an amazing collection of avant exploitation soundtrack / sound library recordings from RASHOMON (Matt Thompson of Guapo) and it's our pleasure to introduce some psyche drenched bliss folk from California's YR ILIAD, who's "Welcome To Concrete" debut album will also be released that month. November will usher in a sublime double album from AIDAN BAKER (Nadja).

Paradigms will also be leading with two very special micro editions too, one from IXTAR; part one of an exploratory vanguardist tryptich from Daniel Vujanic of the Höhlenmusik Ensemble, and another from IRON FOREST, who's doomed electronics can be witnessed on the Paradigms Autumn sampler and also on their Crucial Blast debut album

And to celebrate the Yuletide festivities, as is the way here at the Paradigms lodge, we're excited to announce upcoming wonders from A SENDING SERVICE and THE COSMIC DEAD. More information to follow shortly.


paradigms recordings playlist - september 2011

The music that's blowing our minds this month

  • JEX THOTH - Jex Thoth
  • HUMCRUSH - Rest At Worlds End
  • I BREAK HORSES - Hearts
  • THE PUPILS - The Pupils
  • SILVER SUMMIT - Silver Summit
  • NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA - I A Moon
  • THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - As The Crow Flies
  • KRENG - Grimoire
  • VIRUS - The Agent That Shapes The Desert
  • ERIC DOLPHY - Out To Lunch
  • FUZZY LIGHTS - Twin Feathers
  • WOODEN SHJIPS - West
  • MARCUS FJELLSTRÖM - Schattenspieler

exclusive new paradigms t-shirt designs out this week!

We've been working on two new Paradigms t-shirt designs to accompany the Autumn releases. We're happy to preview the print designs. Artwork and shirt prints below. Available from the Paradigms online store now. Order HERE

owlfood screenprints and new york times!

It was especially nice to see the OWLFOOD collection featured in the New York Times back on August 14th with a glowing feature in their Sunday playlist. We are also especially proud of the screen printed design for this release too. The band's imagery converted into silver and white inks on a heavy board digi-pak turned out beautifully and really does embody the new presentational aesthetic of Paradigms into the future, we feel. A few images of the glorious finished print are shown below for your viewing pleasure :

Owlfood Screenprint 1 Owlfood Screenprint 2 Owlfood Screenprint 3

 

Full details of both the HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY and OWLFOOD albums can be found below, along with preview tracks from both albums. Each album along with exclusive t-shirts are now available from the Paradigms webstore here.


heinali and matt finney

"AIN'T NO NIGHT" CD Album (Limited edition of 500 copies)
Available Now with exclusive T-Shirt
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Following the official release of the acclaimed "Conjoined" recordings earlier this year, Paradigms is proud to release the brand new album from HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY. Entitled "Ain't No Night", it sees this collaborative duo from the Ukraine by way of Alabama transcend their already monolithic sound to glorious new heights.

By far their most compelling and adventurous work to date, each of the four sprawling tracks here conjure a rich cinematic haze. Fusing a delicate palatte of droning metallic post-rock and dense washes of shoegaze, both the rapturous peaks and somber interludes of introspection are brought together effortlessly by Matt Finney's spoken-word prose, here as razor sharp and melancholic as ever.

The title track takes the duo on paths untrodden, driven by the haunted soul of the delta Blues, cascading and crashing around the narration of urban decay like a Badalamenti score to an unnerving David Lynch vision. Quite spectacular.

Listen : HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY "Ain't No Night"

Grey Angel Cover The Slaves Band Photo

 

"Ain't No Night" by HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY is presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, with stunning spined sleeve and Paradigms inner wallet.

CD album and also exclusive T-shirt and CD bundle package available to order today. Shipping now. Order HERE


owlfood

"OWLFOOD" CD Album (Limited edition of 500 copies).
Available Now with exclusive T-Shirt
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Now, you may recall Boston's OWLFOOD from their perfect contribution to our very own "Death Aesthetics" compilation release back in 2009 and it is now our pleasure to present their debut full length self titled release this month. "Owlfood" collects pretty much all the band's glorious output to date, beautifully presented in heavy board, four panel digi-pak with silkscreen print in silver and white inks.

The OWLFOOD trio is Thommy Saraceno, Anna Saraceno and Michael Hutcherson and their work brings together a rich kaleidoscope of hypnotic mantras; totally psyched droning songcraft, outsider folk, subdued electronics and cosmic mysticism channelled into blissed out, reverberating melodies and melancholy. "Owlfood" is a perfect document of this spectral collective thus far; keenly currated, this album is a truly affecting and powerful opus.

Listen : OWLFOOD "10.14.35"

Owlfood Cover Owlfood Photo Owlfood

 

"Owlfood" is presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, finely crafted in beautiful heavy board, 4 panel digi-pak with bespoke screen printed design in silver and white inks.

CD album and also exclusive T-shirt and CD bundle package available to order today. Shipping Now. Order HERE


paradigms recordings playlist - august 2011

The music that's blowing our minds this month

  • CHELSEA WOLFE - The Grime And The Glow
  • SUPERSILENT - 10
  • BON IVER - Bon Iver
  • WHITE HILLS - H-p1
  • MARISSA NADLER - Marissa Nadler
  • SQUAREPUSHER - Burningn'n Tree
  • KONTROLORGAN - Kingfisher Exile CDR
  • TROPIC OF CANCER - From The Sorrow Of Two Blooms
  • ROSE KEMP - Golden Shroud
  • BLACK MONOLITHE - Demo
  • BARN OWL - Ancestral Star
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Liege And Lief
  • DEATHPROD - Morals And Dogma

free stickers, badges and patches!

A fine array of Paradigms paraphernalia has just arrived! : there's a set of four new Paradigms badges, two new stickers and a limited edtion screen printed Paradigms logo patch! You'll get a selection of these badges and stickers free with every order from our webstore and on orders over £50.00 we'll also throw in one of the lovely patches for free too.

Paradigms Badges Badges, Stickers, Patches!

recent releases

THE SLAVES "Grey Angel" CD Album

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THE SLAVES are Barbara Kinzle and Birch Cooper. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, this compelling duo craft a luscious haze of droning, psychedelic and haunting ambient pop soundscapes. Waves of warm, spectral synth, processed guitars and electronics perfectly layered with Barbara's pure, ethereal tones to almost spiritual effect. Pure and beautiful yet somber and melancholic, "Grey Angel" is a monumental release for Paradigms and reminds us personally of those rich 4AD atmospheres, the misty lakeside mornings of Twin Peaks and a contemporary ambience like a totally blissed out Zola Jesus, perhaps.


Listen : THE SLAVES "Visions"

The Slaves Band Photo


"Grey Angel" is THE SLAVES' debut for Paradigms Recordings. Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, with stunning spined sleeve with Paradigms inner wallet. Listen to a sample track on the Paradigms audio player. The album is available to order exclusively from our online store now. THE SLAVES are currently working on their new album for Paradigms and will be heading to Europe in the Autumn for a full tour. Most worthy of your attention!

PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK "OPUS 3 - THE MOTOWN YEARS" CD Album

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PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK are one seriously monolithic quartet from Rouen, France. And this is one heavy scene! "Opus 3 - The Motown Years" - a colossal piece over 40 minutes; crushed by the primeval Riff, fueled by a hypnotic, pulsating organ and driven by a thundering bass and improv percussion into a wild, psyched horror frenzy. Like a macabre slasher / exploitation soundtrack of classic Italian cinema with a distinctly experimental edge, a truly masterful score. Then just wait until it breaks, !!MAMMOTH!!; before the opus drifts into a Trans AM / Kraftwerk 'Futureworld' rhythmic haze. Highly recommended for appreciators of Goblin, John Zorn, Zombi and the Melvins. Mighty indeed!


Listen : PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK "Opus 3 (excerpt)"

Pron Falvurdik Photo


"Opus 3 - The Motown Years" is PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK's debut for Paradigms Recordings. Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, finely crafted sacrificial wrap around cover sleeve and insert, printed on special paper stocks and Paradigms inner wallet. Listen to a sample track on the Paradigms audio player. The album is available to order exclusively from our online store now. PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK are currently working on their upcoming new album for Paradigms and often menace a French live audience. Kill. Kill. Kill!

HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY "Conjoined" CD Album

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Now, this is something rather special; the Paradigms debut of collaborative work from Ukrainian composer Heinali and American poet / spoken word lyricist Matt Finney. 'Conjoined' is a vast sonic work - cascading, crashing layers of enveloping hazy heaviness crafted into beautiful, warm yet introspective songs interlaced with Matt Finney's haunting spoken word delivery. An emotionally affecting recording of powerful "doomgaze" which has drawn comparison to Nadja and the like, yet way more focused, engaging and rewarding, in our humble opinion. Quite spectacular.


Listen : HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY "Under God's Heaven"

Heinali And Matt Finney


"Conjoined" - Six epic, introspective waves of colossal sound presented in printed velum sleeve with black on black inner wrap around insert and Paradigms inner wallet. Artwork and design developed by Holy Mountain Media. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE "Höhlenmusik Ensemble" CD Album

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The debut album from Stuttgart's HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE is an absolute triumph of experimental electronica, avant jazz and modern composition. A mayor step forwards into the ether for Paradigms, this ensemble effortlessly crafts a luscious debut album incorporating some of the finest players in the scene and a cosmic jazz milestone to blow minds. Fusing rich strings, vibes, double bass, woodwind and precision percussion alongside delicate electronics into a vast musical vision. Truly spectacular and highly recommended for appreciators of Jaga Jazzist, Isotope 217, Alice Coltrane, Supersilent, Tortoise and David Axelrod, perhaps. Totally beyond.


Listen : HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE "Xibal"

Höhlenmusik Ensemble CD Cover

 

"Höhlenmusik Ensemble" - Seven movements over 50 minutes presented in finely crafted spined cardboard wallet sleeve with Paradigms inner wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

GREAT FALLS "Fontanelle" CD Album

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In stark contrast, we're very privileged to introduce Seattle's GREAT FALLS to the Paradigms family. Their self titled debut is one truly mammoth mechanised beast of angular, pulverizing noiserock from distinguished stock indeed. Featuring ex-members of Kiss It Goodbye and Playing Enemy with a very special vocal appearance from Ryan McKenney of TRAP THEM, such predigree speaks for itself. Mathematical heaviness prevails throughout it's industrial beauty with moments of atmospheric light between the claustrophobic bleakness. Intelligent, calculated walls of black sound with nods to The Jesus Lizard, Godflesh, The Austerity Program, Shellac and other such noise pioneers. Colossal.


Listen : GREAT FALLS "Another Starving Excuse"

Great Falls Photo


"Fontanelle" - Nine crushing tracks presented with exclusive artwork by Great Fall's Demian Johnston, printed on textured papers and card wrap-around, with Paradigms inner wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.



thanks folks, until next time...

Paradigms Recordings, November 2013

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