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LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE STORE :

THE COSMIC DEAD 'Easterfaust' * LTD T-SHIRT + CD PACKAGE * (PRE-ORDER)
HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE "II" CD (PRE-ORDER)
DIVINE CIRCLES (Meghan Mulhearn) 'Oblivion Songs' LP
JAIME PAUL LAMB 'OxManLionEagle' Vinyl LP
AKSU CD, EKPYROSIS CD, WAILING OF THE WINDS CD

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THE COSMIC DEAD
"Easterfaust" Digi-Pak CD + exclusive T-SHIRT
• PRE-ORDER PACKAGE • £21.99


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.

This is the special pre-order package which includes the CD and a new t-shirt design exclusive to this pre-order. Available in Black and Light Blue shirt. Ooh. Nice.


£21.99 postpaid worldwide for shirt and limited cd

All pre-orders shipping mid-April or sooner .

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THE COSMIC DEAD

"Easterfaust" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS076)
Edition of 500 copies only in digi-pak
*PRE-ORDER* £9.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Kraut Rock / Psyche

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 an strictly limited edtion of 500 cds only, in digi-pak format. All pre-orders shipping in mid-April or sooner.

 

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HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE

"II" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS077)
Edition of 200 copies only in screenprinted gatefold sleeve.
*PRE-ORDER* £9.99 postpaid worldwide.

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, post-rock 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. A truly spectacular 57 minutes and highly recommended for appreciators of Jaga Jazzist, Isotope 217, Alice Coltrane, Supersilent, Tortoise and David Axelrod, perhaps. Totally beyond

Presented as an strictly limited edtion of 200 cds only, in a screenprined gatefold heavy board sleeve, adorned with sacred geometry in black and red inks. All pre-orders shipping mid-April or sooner with the Cosmic Dead cds.

 

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THE COSMIC DEAD

"The Exalted King" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS070)
Edition of 500 copies only in digi-pak
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Kraut Rock / Psyche

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 strictly limited edtion of 500 cds only, in digi-pak format. Now shipping.

 

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HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE

"Höhlenmusik Ensemble" CD (PARADIGMS045)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

Seven tracks over fifty minutes, presented in finely crafted spined cardboard wallet sleeve with Paradigms inner wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

Jaime Paul Lamb

JAIME PAUL LAMB

"OxManLionEagle" Vinyl LP (PARADIGMS075)
Limited Vinyl LP, 300 copies only
UK £14.99 / EU £18.99 / USA + Rest Of The World £19.99 POSTPAID.

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.

Prices include shipping and heavyweight vinyl packaging.

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Divine Circles

DIVINE CIRCLES

"Oblivion Songs" Vinyl LP (PARADIGMS074)
Limited Edition LP, 300 copies only
UK £14.99 / EU £18.99 / USA + Rest Of The World £19.99 POSTPAID.

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.

Prices include shipping and heavyweight vinyl packaging.

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AKSU

"The Way To Create And Destroy Things" Ltd CD Album (PARADIGMS031)
DigiPak Edition, 500 copies only
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

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, 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

 

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EKPYROSIS

"Weisse Nacht" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS072)
Edition of 500 copies only
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Teutonic Avantgarde Black Metal

It's 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..

 

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WAILING OF THE WINDS

"II" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS071)
Edition of 200 copies only
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

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. Now shipping.

 

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THE COSMIC DEAD

"The Exalted King" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS070)
Edition of 500 copies only in digi-pak
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Kraut Rock / Psyche

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 strictly limited edtion of 500 cds only, in digi-pak format. Now shipping.

 

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LOVESILKPALEMILK

"Lovesilkpalemilk" Limited CD Album (PARADIGMS069)
Edition of 200 copies only
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Post-Punk / Shoegaze

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.

 

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HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON & JON INDRIDASON

"LAS CASAS" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS068)
Micro Edition of 100 copies only
£7.99 postpaid worldwide.

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..

 

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HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON

"LAS CASAS" + "LIFSBLOMID" PACKAGE (PARADIGMS011 + 068)
Both Albums by Hallvardur Asgeirsson
£14.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Modern Classical / Electronic / Experimental

For those new to the work of Icelandic composer HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON, we're offering a special package of both the new 'Las Casas' album and also the modern classical masterwork 'Lifsblomid' that was released on Paradigms back in 2006. 'Lifsblomid' remains our personal favourite release on Paradigms to this day so we're proud to present these two releases together.

 

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IXTAR

"IXTAR VI - Traumtau" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS067)
Micro Edition of 50 copies only
SOLD OUT

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronica

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 of aragato. Beautiful.

 

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IXTAR

"IXTAR V - Fantasmatheque" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS066)
Micro Edition of 100 copies only
SOLD OUT

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronica

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 of aragato. Beautiful.

 

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SHABDA

"The Electric Bodhisattva" Ltd Album (PARADIGMS064)
Edition of 200 copies only
£9.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Tantric Doom / Eastern Dronet

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.

 

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URNA

"Nemeton" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS065)
Micro Edition of 100 copies only
£7.49 postpaid worldwide.

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. .

 

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IXTAR

"IV - Xtrmntn" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS063)
Micro Edition of 50 copies only
SOLD OUT

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronic

Daniel Vujanic returns with a fourth instalment of the IXTAR process. The initial trilogy is now long sold out and has sprawled into a further four works which will be released over the coming months, cumulating in an epic finale in the Spring of 2013.

IXTAR 4, titled 'XTRMNTN' or 'Terror & Melancholy' is distrinctly IXTAR, yet probably Daniel's most fragmented, volatile and distorted piece to date. A intoxicating wash of electronica, modern classical, sound sculpture, avant jazz and composition.

Part IV is exclusively available here as a super limited micro-edition cdr album of 50 copies only, presented in screen printed arigato box. Enjoy.

 

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LVTHN

"Black Lake" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS062)
Micro Edition of 100 copies only
SOLD OUT

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.

 

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IXTAR

"III - Monade" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS061)
Micro Edition of 50 copies only
SOLD OUT

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronic

It's with great pleasure that we present the concluding parts of the stunning IXTAR tryptich - Part 2 being 'II - Moloch' and Part 3 being 'III - Monade'. Both contrasting pieces of soundwork which unite perfectly with Part I which was released at the start of 2012 and sold out within days.

'II - Moloch' sees this German project at their most experimental and free -- a lush dreamy haze of cosmic chatter and glitching outsider bliss.

'III - Monade' brings it all back in to a tighter, composed structure which chimes with glowing gloriousness, somewhere kinda in the territory of Jaga Jazzist or Tortoise, perhaps -- yet never fearing to venture into dynamic places much further afield. Wonderful indeed and a huge favourite around here in the Paradigms bunker.

Super limited album presented in an edtion of 50 CDRs only, exclusively from Paradigms and packaged in a bold screenprinted aragato pak. Be quick !!

 

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IXTAR

"II - Moloch" Super limited CDR Album (PARADIGMS060)
Micro Edition of 50 copies only
SOLD OUT

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronic

It's with great pleasure that we present the concluding parts of the stunning IXTAR tryptich - Part 2 being 'II - Moloch' and Part 3 being 'III - Monade'. Both contrasting pieces of soundwork which unite perfectly with Part I which was released at the start of 2012 and sold out within days.

'II - Moloch' sees this German project at their most experimental and free -- a lush dreamy haze of cosmic chatter and glitching outsider bliss.

'III - Monade' brings it all back in to a tighter, composed structure which chimes with glowing gloriousness, somewhere kinda in the territory of Jaga Jazzist or Tortoise, perhaps -- yet never fearing to venture into dynamic places much further afield. Wonderful indeed and a huge favourite around here in the Paradigms bunker.

Super limited album presented in an edtion of 50 CDRs only, exclusively from Paradigms and packaged in a bold screenprinted aragato pak. Be quick !!

 

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THE COSMIC DEAD

"The Cosmic Dead" Ltd. Digi-Pak CD (PARADIGMS059)
Digi-Pak Edition of 500 copies only
SOLD OUT

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.

Most highly recommended for appreciators of Can, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel +++

This exercise in mind-expansion is presented as a plastic tray digi-pak edtion of 500 copies only and is available exclusively here.

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A SENDING SERVICE

"At Least A Ritual In Inaction" Ltd. Digi-Pak CD (PARADIGMS057)
Screenprinted edition of 200 copies only
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

FILE UNDER : Shamanic Outsider Folk / Ritual Folk

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 edtion of 200 copies only. An arcane treasure if ever there was one.

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IRON FOREST

"Pantechnicon" Ltd. CDR Mirco-Edition (PARADIGMS058)
Strictly limited to 75 copies only
£6.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

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AIDAN BAKER

"Loop Studies" Ltd. Digi-Pak DOUBLE CD (PARADIGMS055)
Screenprinted edition of 500 copies
£11.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

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IXTAR

"Ixtar I" Ltd. CDR (PARADIGMS056)
Screenprinted micro-edition of 50 copies only
SOLD OUT

FILE UNDER : Modern Composition / Nocturnal Jazz / Electronic

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, build 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.

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YR ILIAD

"Welcome To Concrete" Ltd. Digi-Pak CD (PARADIGMS054)
Screenprinted edition of 300 copies
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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 screenprinted, heavy board digi-pak edition of 300 copies only, exclusive to the Paradigms online store.

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RASHOMON

"Ashcan Copy - Film Music Vol. 3" Ltd. Digi-Pak CD (PARADIGMS053)
Screenprinted edition of 300 copies
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

"Ashcan Copy (Film Music Vol. 3)" is presented as screenprinted, heavy board digi-pak edition of 300 copies only, exclusive to the Paradigms online store.

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KINIT HER

"Mosaic Of The Hyacinths" Audio Cassette (PARADIGMS052)
Limited micro-edition of 100 copies
£5.99 postpaid worldwide.

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”.

Presented as a special mirco-edition of 100 copies only! Printed white audio cassette encased in silkscreened presentation box with artwork by Nathaniel Ritter of KINIT HER.

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TELE.S.THERION

"TELE.S.THERION" CDR (PARADIGMS051)
Limited micro-edition of 100 copies
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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, this 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.

Presented as a special mirco-edition of 100 copies only! Manufactured cdr encased in silkscreened arigato box with insert.

Paradigms Deaths Head T-Shirt

PARADIGMS RECORDINGS
"PARADIGMS DEATH'S HEAD" T-SHIRT



Brand new Paradigms Recordings t-shirt design now available in sizes S, M, L and XL. Oversize lamenting skull front-print with small Paradigms logo between the shoulder blades on the back. Bespoke design, black print on heavy weight charcoal shirts.


SOLD OUT - thank you.

Ritual Folk T-Shirt

PARADIGMS RECORDINGS
"RITUAL FOLK" T-SHIRT


Brand new Paradigms Recordings t-shirt design. Only XL size, all other sizes sold out. Decadent courtier design with deco lettering, crosses and "Ritual Folk" decal. Specially commissioned design in brown inks on heavy weight stone-blue shirts.


£11.99 postpaid worldwide.

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The Slaves 'Grey Angel'  CD Cover

HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY

"Ain't No Night" CD (PARADIGMS049)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, with stunning, full colour spined sleeve and inner wallet.

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HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY
"Ain't No Night" CD + T-SHIRT
£18.99


To accompany the release of HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY''s monumental new album, "Ain't No Night", we're making available a limited package featuring the cd album and exclusive t-shirt bundle. A finely crafted design on quality white shirts in sizes L and XL -- all other sizes sold out, spinted sleeve and inner wallet.


£18.99 postpaid worldwide for shirt and limited cd

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The Slaves 'Grey Angel'  CD Cover

OWLFOOD

"Owlfood" CD (PARADIGMS050)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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. Currently recording new pieces with collaborators US Christmas, "Owlfood" is a perfect document to this spectral collective thus far; keenly currated, this album is a truly affecting and powerful opus.

Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, in heavy recycled board, four panel digi-pak with bespoke silver and white ink silkscreened design.

Sonic Witchcraft T-Shirt

OWLFOOD
"Owlfood" CD + T-SHIRT
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To accompany the release of OWLFOOD's monolithic self titled full length, we're making available a limited package featuring the cd album and exclusive t-shirt bundle. A finely crafted design on quality plus limited cd in heavy recycled board, four panel digi-pak with bespoke screen printing in silver and white inks.

The Slaves 'Grey Angel'  CD Cover

THE SLAVES

"Grey Angel" CD (PARADIGMS048)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

"Grey Angel" is THE SLAVES' debut for Paradigms. Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, with stunning, full colour spined sleeve and inner wallet.

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PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK

"Opus 3 - The Motown Years" CD (PARADIGMS047)
£6.99 postpaid worldwide.

PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK are one seriously monolithic quartet from Rouen, France. And this is one heavy scene! "Opus 3 - The Motown Years" is one 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, this one 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!

"Opus 3 - The Motown Years" is PRÖN FLÅVÜRDIK's debut for Paradigms. Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, finely crafted sacrificial wrap around cover sleeve and insert, printed on special paper stocks with inner wallet.

Sonic Witchcraft T-Shirt

PARADIGMS RECORDINGS
"SONIC WITCHCRAFT" T-SHIRT
£12.99 Postpaid Worldwide


Brand new Paradigms Recordings t-shirt design now. Only sizes S and XL left. Our devilish homage to a love of classic British horror films, audio occultism and the Goat. Finely crafted design on quality white shirts.


£12.99 postpaid worldwide.

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Paradigms Recordings Tote Bag

PARADIGMS RECORDINGS
"TOTE BAG with sling strap"
£6.99


Yes! A special Paradigms Recordings tote bag - black cotton bag and sling strap with Paradigms logo and skull print. Perfect for carrying around your 7'" / 10" records and cds, books, groceries, magick supplies or your sandwiches. Whatever you fancy, really.


£6.99 postpaid worldwide.

Paradigms Recordings Tote Bag

PARADIGMS RECORDINGS
"TOTE BAG with shoulder handles"
£6.99


Yes! Another variation of the special Paradigms Recordings tote bag - black cotton bag and with classic shoulder handle design emblazoned with Paradigms logo and skull print. You can put all your stuff in it including - it's a bit bigger than the sling strap one and fits 12" vinyls too.


£6.99 postpaid worldwide.

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HEINALI AND MATT FINNEY

"Conjoined" CD (PARADIGMS046)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

Six track album, carefully presented with velum printed cover, black on black printed inner wrap-around insert and Paradigms wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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GREAT FALLS

"Fontanelle" CD (PARADIGMS044)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

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.

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.

ORGIA Decrepit Spectre CD and T-Shirt

GREAT FALLS CD + T-SHIRT BUNDLE
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To accompany the release of 'Fontanelle' by Great Falls we have a very special cd + t-shirt bundle. Strictly limited to thirty copies only and featuring exclusive artwork for this release by Great Falls' Demian Johnston.

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VENA

"Nomadic" CDEP (PARADIGMS042)
NO LONGER AVAILABLE

We're especially excited about this debut cdep from Norway's VENA. One of our finest Paradigms releases to date too, in our humble opinion. Beautiful shoegazey, textured indie heaviness with gorgeous girl vocals for appreciators of Cult Of Luna, Wovenhand and early Ride perhaps. At it's core, VENA is husband and wife duo Benjamin and Kjersti Pyke, with Thomas Pyke and Martine Diesen driving the rich, powerful rhythm section throughout. Recorded by the band in Oslo and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna.

Something special is happening here. 4 luscious, dynamic somber songs over 25 minutes presented in finely crafted spined cardboard wallet sleeve with Paradigms inner wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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BOOK OF SAND

"Destruction, Not Reformation" CD (PARADIGMS043)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

Following in the wake of our recent Murmuüre release, Paradigms is proud to be working with BOOK OF SAND from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another pioneering artist redefining the artistic and experimental possibilities of black metal as a building block to creating vast cathedrals of intoxicating sound. 'Destruction, Not Reformation' is a visionary work of outside black metal. Gamelan influenced, atmospheric, hazy cello driven, modern classical chamber black metal if you will. Epic and truly unique.

7 celestial tracks presented in finely crafted spined cardboard wallet sleeve featuring commisioned artwork from John Martin Bell, with Paradigms inner wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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SEPVLCRVM

"Hermeticvm" CDR (PARADIGMS041)
LIMITED to 100 copies only!
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Paradigms Recordings is pleased to present the release of a very special project - the debut recordings from Italy's SEPVLCRVM entitled 'HERMETICVM'. The haunting soundtrack to your final spiritual ascension. Due to the esoteric nature of this hidden knowledge, this arcane item is strictly limited to 100 copies only.

'HERMETICVM' is journey of mystical-spiritual ascent - drawn from primordial knowledge and interpretation of ancient sacred texts. A sacral process of pure, uncontaminated improvisation intent on releasing inner spiritual energy from physcial form to set one free on the path to the approach of true knowledge.

A triumphant work over 3 acts in 60 minutes - hypnotic, occultic guitar drone, chiming prayer bells, trumpets, xylophones, organs, choral chanting and a whispered monologue evoke vast cathedrals of sound on a truly transcendental trip in search of the Eternal. Enlightenment is ours!

Presented on pro-manufactured cdr with screenprinted disc and packaged in beautiful wrap-around cover and inner sleeve with Paradigms wallet, all printed on textured and recycled papers and board. Strictly limited to 100 copies worldwide only.

Murmuure CD Cover

MURMUÜRE

"Murmuüre" CD (PARADIGMS039)
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Sometimes a record comes along that blows our minds so much and we're very proud to say that the self titled debut from France's MURMUÜRE is one of those records. Causing quite a stir with our good friends at Aquarius Records in San Francisco, this is already their black metal album of the year! But when we say black metal, we mean 'heavy, fuzzed out, psychedelic and weird as fuck' (AQ). Crackling, hissing and blissed out genius, bombastic drums and glitchy, abstract electronica. Something really unique is happening here - kind of imagine avant French black metal akin to Blut Aus Nord, laced with Abruptum, Cocteau Twins, the retro electronics of M83, Godspeed, Alcest and other outside wonders. Absolutely perfect, celestial black pop

Packaged in beautiful textured print and card sleeve and Paradigms wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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MOURNER

"Still" CD (PARADIGMS040)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

Now this is one monolith of an album - total crushing down-tempo bleakness from Nashville, Tennessee. MOURNER summon a haunting 40 minute soundtrack of downtuned, glacially slow blackness, laced with witch-rasping vocal incantations, crashing percussion and an atmosphere of foreboding dread. Isolationist funeral doom has rarely sounded so claustophonic, epic, beautiful and harrowing all at the same time. Three cursed hymns presented here - The Death Posture, Still I and Still II. A monumental piece of misery for appreciators of Burning Witch, Khanate and the like, whilst dragging it's own unique and heavy path through the oppressive mirk.

Packaged in beautiful textured print and card sleeve and Paradigms wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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SOL / BLODTRU

"Old Europa Death Chants" CD (PARADIGMS038)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

We're very proud to present this powerful colaboration recording between Danish artists Sol and Blodtru. After heavyweight, acclaimed work on Van Records and Det Germanske Folket, "Old Europa Death Chants" is a truly epic album of choral, folkloric and atmospheric avant doom over a mammoth 77 minutes. Finding a home somwhere between the claustrophobic mirk of Skepticism, the bleakness of Khanate, the driving rhythms of Godflesh and a heart of European neo-folk, this is one glorious, bleak and rewarding proposition

A very special album and a perfect addition to the Paradigms family, packaged in beautiful, full colour card sleeve and Paradigms wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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ORPHEUS

"Philosopher Of The Sublime" CD (PARADIGMS036)
£5.99 postpaid worldwide.

"Philosopher Of The Sublime", from England's Orpheus heralds the coming of a new, valiant force in the vibrant leftfied metal underground. An epic journey steeped in vast atmospherics and medieval romanticism, with it’s heart in the past and it’s eyes fixed firmly on the stars. A staggering concept for appreciators of ‘Hammerheart’ era Bathory, Borknagar, Forefather and the like, with a distinctly unique ambience and an expansive soundtrack vision.

Beautifully packaged with rich artwork and 8 page booklet.

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KRIS FORCE & JARBOE

"The Path" CD (PARADIGMS037)
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Paradigms Recordings is very proud to present a rather special new release - "THE PATH" is the haunting soundtrack to the boutique computer game of the same name, developed by Tale Of Tales Studios. Kris Force (Amber Asylum / Neurosis) and the legendary Swans vocalist Jarboe were comissioned to compose the music for, narrate and vocalise this dark horror concept. The result is one hour of truly mesmerizing, disturbing, blackened fairy tale sonics. From delicate songwriting to Jarboe's demonic, possessed rasp all wrapped up in dense, claustrophobic atmospheres and harrowing stories, this is some of the most potent work from these two distinguished artists.

This unique album is limited to 500 copies only (only 350 of which are available for sale via Paradigms!). Packaged in beautifully illustrated full colour digipak. Shippping now.

The Path T-Shirt

JARBOE / FORCE 'THE PATH' T-SHIRT

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WESTERING

"Help A Body" CD (PARADIGMS035)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

The debut album from Seattle's WESTERING - a powerful, voidic journey through low-fi outsider black metal laced with cascading shoegaze and driving post punk. Based in Seattle and New York, Westering have created a cold, urban dreamscape of isolationist black metal, claustrophic ambience filtered through a haze of frozen bliss and driving rhythms and percussion that remind us of early Cure or Joy Division in part. A wonderful headphone experience for appreciators of Lifelover, Amesoeurs, Alcest and Swans, perhaps. Mastered by Mell Dettmer (Sunn O)), Wolves In The Throne Room) and presented in beautiful, minimalist wrap around card sleeve and wallet. Limited edition of 500 copies only.

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KRÜGERS MEDBRAGTE

"Den Sindsyge Broders Bon" CD (PARADIGMS034)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

The sublime debut album from Norway's Krügers Medbragte. "Den Sindsyge Broders Bon" is an instrumental soundtrack of Nordic death tango. Guitars, banjo, upright bass, accordion, musical saws and percussion interweave a glorious folkloric journey which reminds us of an unnerving Weimar Republic cabaret troupe or an intoxicated Tom Waits rattling out a musical accompaniment to old, fireside murder ballads. Limited edition of 500 copies only, packaged in full colour, wrap-around sleeve and wallet.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS

"Death Aesthetics" CD  (PARADIGMS033)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

"Death Aesthetics" - this beautifully crafted compilation album has been our labour of love throughout 2009 and has been carefully compiled as a somber, introspective and joyous soundtrack to those long, candlelit winter evenings. Featuring 15 of our favourite esoteric musical finds from the past year into one rich tapestry of dark folk, shimmering electronica, haunting modern composition, cascading krautrock and spectral songcraft, "Death Aesthetics" encapsulates the true vision of the Paradigms label.

The tracklisting includes many special bands that will be new to you, so enjoy and investigate. The wonderful artists within include Fever, Electroluminescent, Owlfood, Korouva, Lost Lockets, Hexvessel, Nebelung, Gustav Franklin, Silentist, Nothing, Krügers Medbragte, Goatfooted, The Paper Hats, Vurgart and Ga'an.

Specially packaged in a new, custom Paradigms logo wallet and "Death Aesthetics" wrap-around card sleeve, we've particularly proud of this project.

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PARADIGMS "Death Aesthetics" label t-shirt

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To coincide with the "Death Aesthetics" compilation release, we're also excited to issue an exclusive new Paradigms Recordings label t-shirt - featuring a brand new label logo design commissioned for this garment. A bold, minimal label identity developed by Holy Mountain Media and printed on heavy black shirts.

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BORGIA

"Ecclesia" Deluxe DigiPak CD  (PARADIGMS032)
£8.99 postpaid workdwide

Decadent, occult avantgardist Death Metal from these Parisian patrons that is quite literally some of the most challenging, rich extreme metal we have heard in years. Presented in a special deluxe six panel digi-pak with a beautifully illustrated 20 page booklet.

Steeped in mystical influence based around the sickness and grandeur of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods of the European church and dictated into Latin, Spanish and French, BORGIA delivers unique, evocative and oppressive Death Metal that is seldom heard these days. Pioneering dark art for practitioners of the hidden knowledge and for appreciators of classic occultist Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Immolation et al. Sinister genius is afoot.

BORGIA  CD and T-Shirt

BORGIA CD + EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT

£18.99 post paid worldwide

Special super limited package includes the "Ecclesia" deluxe digipak cd plus an exclusive BORGIA t-shirt with full colour, double sided album design print on quality black shirts. Strictly limited edition of 100 only.

Only a few left in size small. All other sizes sold out!.

£18.99 postpaid worldwide for shirt + deluxe digipak CD

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ELITIST

"Elitist" Debut MCD  (PARADIGMS030)
£6.99 postpaid worldwide.

Venomous doom grind horror from Portland, Oregon. The raw, blackened energy and sonic power of this band really do suggest something very special is lurking here. It kind of gives us the feral excitement that cutting edge extremists like Burning Witch and Nasum have given us in the past. Slow, fast, colossally heavy and effortlessly executed basement crust metal punk. 5 vital tracks to rip faces. You will be hearing much more from these guys.

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HEART IN MOUTH

"The Bigger Picture" CD  (PARADIGMS031)
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Vast, beautiful cosmic French electronica / prog isolationism, deep tones and rich textured cathedrals of sound. Almost choral in places, epic and bombastic with chiming bells and pulsing tones to dark, glacial ambient electronica that is pure astral. Hints of classic European avant-prog (Magma, Univers Zero) are subtely apparent throughout too. "The Bigger Picture" is a great triumph in modern composition; inspiring, emotional and provocative to the senses.

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WOBURN HOUSE

"Monstrous Manoeuvres In The Mushroom Maze" CD  (PARADIGMS029)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide

The stunning second album from Germany's Woburn House. Levitating somewhere between transcendental European avantgarde metal and earthy, organic post-rock. Layer upon layer of beautifully textured melody that is driven by a bass drift that reminds us of classic early Lungfish in parts too, which can never be a bad thing. A really special album, beautifully presented with a cover painting by Toby Driver of Kayo Dot and mastered by the sound genius of Tom Kvålsvoll (Strype Audio).

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BOSNIA

"Nazarene Hallucinations" CD  (PARADIGMS028)
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Blackened doom crust from Denver, Colorado. Brutal, grinding filth and downtuned terror with an underlying air of atmospheric menace which reminds us of His Hero Is Gone, Kylesa and such, with a deathly nod to black metal aesthetics. Glorious.

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OLD MAYOR

"Old Mayor" CD  (PARADIGS027)
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The debut from England’s almighty power duo, Old Mayor. Stripped down heavy sonics of the highest order, like the missing link between Burning Witch and Slint, perhaps. Recently seen supporting the likes of Boris, Russian Circles, A Storm Of Light and ASVA, there is something rather special going on here.

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FOG IN THE SHELL

"Private South" CD  (PARADIGMS026)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

Glacial second album from Italy's Fog In The Shell. Awe-inspiring celestial wonder organically fusing heavy "post-rock" textures with psyched kraut-rock sonics, beautiful songcraft, pulsating synths, organs, theramin,gamelan gong and a touch of Thrill Jockey electronica. A truly marvellous work for appreciators of Cult Of Luna, Tortoise, Ulver and Tarantula Hawk, perhaps..

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DECREPIT SPECTRE

"Coal Black Hearses" DIGI-PAK MCD  (PARADIGMS025)
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Jet black, dark art from members of Dodheimsgard and Code. Cutting edge avantgarde extremity of the highest order. Dynamic Moonfogery, laced with the masterful vocals and lyrics of ex-DHG vocalist, Kvohst. Debut MCD - 3 tracks over 16+ minutes, presented in beautiful limited digi-pak edition and also available as an exclusive t-shirt package.

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EKPYROSIS

"Mensch Aus Gold" CD  (PARADIGMS024)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

One colossal 32 minute track from Germany's EKPYROSIS -- totally unique; some of the most challenging and engaging avantgarde Black Metal we have heard in a long time. Rich and intelligent with an almost Teutonic post-punk feel that reminds us of Xmal Deutschland or Joy Division in it's atmospheres, yet still remaining decidedly black metal. Very hard to put this one into words, but we can't recommend this highly enough! Beautifully presented with stunning art direction. Limited edition of 500 copies only. We LOVE this cd so much and we are very proud to present it on Paradigms.

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THE VICTIM'S SHUDDER

"Terror Romance" CD  (PARADIGMS023)
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Sublime, beautiful and resounding with an imposing dread, the new album from California's The Victim's Shudder is an intoxicating and harrowing affair. A vast, misted cathedral soundtrack of dark and light, resounding classical atmospheres of decadent horror and celestial vocals, like a baroque tradgedy played out on 4AD or Cold Meat Industry. Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, in dvd presentation box with full colour art.

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ONDO

"Mahavishnu" CD  (PARADIGMS022)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

The majestic debut full length album from Sweden's Ondo. Intricate, textured doomed drone, blackened ambience and lush nocturnal electronica, delicately crafted into a dark cinematic vision. A shadow dreamscape of overpowering density, akin to an intoxicating fusion of early Earth, Raison D'Etre and a touch of the shimmering haze of Fennesz, perhaps? Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies only, in dvd presentation box with full colour art.

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TROPES

"Tropes" CD  (PARADIGMS021)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

A perfect soundtrack for long winter evenings. Tropes is the beautifully haunting work of German ethereal songwriter, Susan Bauszat. Eight celestial works of late night, candlelit songcraft with the shadowy ambience of maybe This Mortal Coil, Anja Garbarek, Susanna And The Magical Orchestra, Dead Can Dance and the output of the Rune Grammofon or 4AD labels. Guitar, flute, and violin shimmer alongside frosted electronica and the angelic tones of chanteuse Bauszat. Majestic. Presented as a limited edition of 750 copies only, in full colour card wallet and hand stamped Paradigms packaging.

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SOMNAM

"Melancholy's Masquerade" CD  (PARADIGMS020)
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Vast, dark forest ambient electronica filmscapes from Finland's Somnam. Cascading nocturnal melancholy which brings to mind the filmscores of Goblin, David Lynch's Twin Peaks and such, alongside the works of Ulver, Star Of Ash and other spectral electronic visionaries. Organic, synth driven astral mindfog. Deep, rich, cinematic winter isolationism. Presented as a limited edition of 500 copies with full colour sleeve in white dvd box.

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KAILASH

"Kailash" CD  (PARADIGMS019)
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Five expansive tracks over 30+ minutes of evocative, deep, textured avant extreme metal from Italy's Kailash. Rich and challenging - as left-field death metal as it is progressive or jazz fueled; Interwoven with the forward thinking vision of such luminaries as Ved Buens Ende and Fleurety, the technical urgency of maybe Death, Opeth or later period Emperor and the creative magic of Agalloch and Ulver. Complete with piano and saxophone. Glorious. Presented in a beautiful colour card wallet and hand stamped Paradigms packaging.

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AYTHIS

"Doppelganger" CD  (PARADIGMS018)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

Melancholic, neo-classical romanticism, dark ambient funeral harmonies and ethereal female voice. An alchemy of baroque soundscapes and haunting melodies played to themes of isolation, solitude and death. An enchanting work from Carline Van Roos of Lethian Dreams and Remembrance. Highly recommended for appreciators of Dead Can Dance, Elend, Arcana and the like. Presented in beautiful colour card wallet and hand stamped Paradigms packaging.

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PROCYON-X

"The Ghost Of Orion" CD  (PARADIGMS017)
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Dark astral ambient voyages through solar infinity. Deep, all encompassing sensory projection for earthbound space travellers and cosmic explorers. Haunting, spacial isolationism from the same universe as Klause Schulze, Neptune Towers, Biosphere etc. A most beautiful and rewarding work.

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES

"Reeking, Pained And Shuddering" CD  (PARADIGMS016)
Limited Edition of 500 copies. SOLD OUT

Harrowing, apocalyptic bestial ritual music from the deepest, darkest cellars of the Netherlands. Avant black metal, agonising funeral doom and blackened experimental drone noise stab forth again and again until all the blood is spilt and total carnage is all that remains. Pure dread put to music. Recommended for disturbed folk into Abruptum, Khanate, Axis Of Perdition, Swans and Univers Zero.

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LEFT SENSORY BYPASS

"Temporal Exclusion" CD  (PARADIGMS015)
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The seven track album from the shadowy gentleman's club that is California's Left Sensory Bypass. These sinister sounds radiate from a core of two enigmatic musicians with a revolving circle of guests including the percussion genius of Secret Chiefs, John Zorn and Xiu Xiu collaborator Ches Smith. Uneasy listening for appreciators of Ulver, Guapo, Magma, Fantomas and the like. Truly spellbinding and magical recordings.

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SNOWDRIFT

"Snowdrift" CD  (PARADIGMS014)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide

The debut album from Seattle, WA's Snowdrift. Beautifully understated, melancholic songwriting with the haunting atmospheres of Low, the dream-like fog of Mazzy Star and the intimate chamber resonance of maybe Amber Asylum or Neurot Recordings artists Bee & Flower. A wonderfully personal and introspective voyage into candlelit, nocturnal listening.

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WRAITHS

"Plaguebearer" CD  (PARADIGMS013)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

Harrowing death-ambient and blast-furnace power drone. The searing soundtrack to desolate, nihilistic electronics through undulating sheets of ice cold atmosphere and claustrophobic dread. Haunting ritual evokation of all consuming, shape-shifting blackness. Electronic ritual in spectral tongue. Five tracks over fifty five minutes. Tracklist : Nihil Rex, Plaguebearer, Bone Flutes & Skull Drums, To Corrupt The Waters Of Lethe, Ghoulsong. 

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PLANTS

"Double Infinity" CD  (PARADIGMS012)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

"Double Infinity", the cosmic full length cd  from Portland, Oregon's acclaimed psych folk duo, Plants, is their most ambitious undertaking yet. Opener "The Sky Above seeks the Below" is an expansive chasm of languid organs and twinkling piano clusters swelling up into a crescendo of vocal introspection and sparse, glistening folk drone space pop. The title track, is a twenty minute Kraut Rock odyssey packed with fuzz guitar, bongo hypnotics, electric harpsichord, and driving strings. The album closes with the arcane folk madrigal "Gnostic Flame", an open ended acoustic bewitchment that serves well as a coda to this enchanting, celestial album. 

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HALLVARDUR ASGEIRSSON

"Lifsblomid" CD  (PARADIGMS011)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

8 pieces written by Icelandic composer Hallvardur Asgeirson and performed at the Academy Of Arts in Reykjavik. Challenging yet beautiful, powerful and evocative avant modern classical composition taking elements of the 20th Century Viennese musical school of Schonberg, Berg and Webern, the urban deconstructionalism of Einsturzende Neubauten and the desolate arctic glow of Sigur Ros, Biosphere or the Kranky Records roster. Droning doomed classical, shadowy atmospherics and carefully layered works complemented by choral Teutonics for female voice. A mighty proposition indeed.

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WOBURN HOUSE

"Message To Ourselves Outside The Dreaming Machine" CD  (PARADIGMS010)
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

From Bonn, Germany, Woburn House present four epic pieces over fifty five minutes ontheir debut album. Deeply intricate and powerfully dynamic music, transcendental layers of progressive avant doom, textured slow-core and shimmering shoegaze, cascading through the enveloping psychedelic riff. Taking influence from a wide ranging musical palette of Neurosis, Mono, Jesu, Sonic Youth, Slint and much more besides, then forging this with a distinctly European leftfield metal signature. This is indeed a rather unique, personal work of forward thinking heavy music.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS

"Walking With Ghosts"CD (PARADIGMS009)
*£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

For six months we carefully crafted a unique and powerful collection of melancholic, shadowy experimental music. Finally completed, entitled "Walking With Ghosts" and presented in dvd box packaging with beautiful photography from Alexandre Rito. Printed as a limited edition of 500 copies, of which only 400 will be available for sale through us. 

Featuring an eclectic yet balanced collection of nocturnal music over 80 minutes from And Machine Said...Behold, Catonium, Selaxon Lutberg, Escape The Day, Throne Of Galaktus, Paul Mercer, Monarkh, Le' Rue Delashay, The Victim's Shudder, The Waking Cold, Vulf Sentient, Annastatsea and Visions. You may well be unfamiliar with most or all of these challenging artists but will be intoxicated by the resonance of this album.

An epic collection of mist frosted ambient, through spectral modern classical and haunting vocal composition to sorrowful slo-core and heavy atmospheric astral prog. Influences across this black ethereal work rangefrom Magma to Diamanda Galas, Codeine to Shostakovich, Eno to Goblin, Dead Can Dance, Sigur Ros, Raison D'Etre or even Sunn 0))) and much more besides, and we think this will give you a very basic idea of what expansive artistic vision is captured here.

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JARBOE

"Seeress" b/w "The Sweet Meat Love And Holy Cult" Seven Inch Vinyl
(PARADIGMS008) Ltd Edition of 600 copies only.
£6.99 postpaid worldwide.

Paradigms is very proud to issue an exclusive, vinyl only release by the legendary Swans vocalist Jarboe. Two brand new recordings for Paradigms on a very limited 7" vinyl format. Beautifully packaged with full colour, heavy board sleeve and limited to 600 copies (of which only 500 will be available for sale through us). The A-side is a beautiful piano and vocal piece by Jarboe, with accompanying guitar from collabroator Nic Le Ban. The B-side introduces her new free-collective, The Sweet Meat Love And Holy Cult. The result being a 10-piece mantric improv freak-out. Fantastic. We're sure Jarboe needs no introduction to most after her heritage with Swans and her acclaimed solo works, the staggering collaborations with Neurosis and last year's highly praised "The Men Album".

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TITAN

"Untitled" CD  (PARADIGMS007)
£8
.99 postpaid worldwide.

A very special untitled debut release from Brooklyn, NY krautrock mystics, TITAN. Cascading kosmische freakout in three parts over 45 minutes -  shimmering mind expansion like a heavy, solar tapestry of Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze and Zombi. Immense.

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THE ANGELIC PROCESS

"Coma Waering" CD  (PARADIGMS006)
Limited Edition of 750 copies. SOLD OUT

Lava-flow metal. Dense waves of crushing warm ambient drone propelled into the glare of a dying sun. A constantly shifting sculpture of swarming, celestial dissonance and violent sonic beauty. 40 minutes of layered hyperkinetic  eruptions and shimmering white noise from the same universe as My Bloody Valentine, Swans, Merzbow and Jesu.

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UTLAGR

"Traditions Normandes" CD  (PARADIGMS005)
Limited Edition of 750 copies. SOLD OUT

Pagan warhammers thunder over Vinnland. Blasting, epic black metal from the far off shores of Canada, fueled by pagan heritage in honour of  Rolfr Utlagr, founder of Normandy, their ancestral homeland. 6 stirring battle hymns of devastating black metal glory in the spirit of Immortal or early Satyricon. This release is sold out and no longer available.

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BLUEPRINT HUMAN BEING

"Heaven Is All" CD  (PARADIGMS004)
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Blueprint Human Being fuse the heavy dynamics of a young King Crimson with the warm, glowing eccentricities of the early 1970's English progressive underground and the avant metal leanings of Fleurety and Ved Beuns Ende at their most kosmische. 30 minutes of heavy exploration and warped Finnish mind expansion.

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THRONE OF KATARSIS

"Unholy Holocaustwinds" CD  (PARADIGMS003)
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Gloriously frosted Norwegian black metal, atmospherically textured, cold and grimm indeed. Masterfully recorded onto 4-track cassette including winter field recordings captured in the nocturnal gloom of Norway's Liarlund Forests.

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HJARNIDAUDI

"Pain:Noise:March" CD  (PARADIGMS002)
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From the ashes of dark ambient pioneers Hlidolf comes Norway's HJARNIDAUDI. The debut release "Pain:Noise:March". Forty two minutes of thundering drone reverberations, propelled into endless voids by warm layers of suffocating astral funeral doom. Colossal, epic, mind-altering power.  {Points of reference : Klaus Schulze, suffocating funeral doom, Jesu, Esoteric.}.

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AMBER ASYLUM

"Garden Of Love" CD  (PARADIGMS001)
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San Francisco's Amber Asylum return with their first new recordings in nearly five years . Five dark, brooding chamber works of misanthropic resonance and chilling emotional beauty. A blackened neo-classical  masterpiece following their previous recordings on Relapse and Neurot as well as their acclaimed collaborations with Neurosis, Swans and Jarboe amongst others. Just under half an hour of new recordings, featuring the bonus soundtrack recording, "Serenade".

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PARADIGMS LABEL T-SHIRT

SOLD OUT

Limited Edition Design. White front print design on premium black shirts, featuring the original Paradigms 'Angels' design.

Paadigms Forestlore T-Shirt

PARADIGMS FORESTLORE T-SHIRT

Limited Edition Design - sold out

Black print design with brown script on premium light blue shirts. Only 2 shirts left in size L, all other sizes sold out! 


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Amber Asylum T-Shirt

AMBER ASYLUM T-SHIRT

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Exclusive Design for Paradigms. Silver ink front print design on premium black shirts. Only 2 shirts left in XL, all other sizes sold out!




DISTRIBUTED ITEMS & RELATED ESOTERICA

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TITAN

"Pacific Living" LIMITED AUDIO CASSETTE
SOLD OUT

A very special cassette only release from the wonderful Who Can You Trust label from Germany. Here you have Paradigms favourites TITAN -- 4 mammoth astral cuts recorded live for an exclusive radio session. Super limited cosmic essential, right here!! Only managed to get 6 of these little gems....

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GRUENEWALD

"Gruenewald" LIMITED DIGI-PAK CD
£8.99 postpaid worldwide.

Beautiful, introspective songwriting from Germany's Gruenewald. Slow, melancholic and powerful compositions that bring to mind the mellow mid-period of Anathema, Ulver and the nocturnal resonance of maybe Bohren And Der Club Of Gore, building with a hazy glow of Jesu. Haunting, ethereal introspection from Christian of Woburn House. Presented in limited edition digi-pak.

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HYATARI

"The Light Carriers" CD
£8.99 postpaid worldwide

Forming one colossal musical piece in seven movements, low-end drone doom with crushing riffs, reverberating feedback and unnerving atmospheric samples to the absolute epic heights of the finale. Mind altering, trance inducing, modern urban doom - warping the spectrum from pitch black to blinding light. Recommended listening for disciples of Earth, Godflesh, King Crimson, Swans and Halo.