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The first full-length vinyl collection by Tokyo-based producer Zefan Sramek aka Precipitation crystallizes his evolving synthesis of new age ambience, tape hiss, and house music into a riveting suite of motion and mirage: Glass Horizon.?! Conceived and recorded between two formative trips to Sado Island in the spring and late summer of 2020, the album feels both insular and infinite, threading paths through wet grass, along isolated coasts.?! Field recordings of tidepools, birds, and cicadas crossfade into fluid mandalas of bass, keys, and drum machinery, while synths glide and glisten, rising like heat off sand. Sramek speaks of themes of escape and estrangement, solace and desolation, visions of azure waters lapping empty shores.?! Weeks spent sleeping in a hammock attuned him to the extrasensory; melodies and memories materialized from the foliage, suffused with ocean air and placeless melancholy.?!

LP $19.00

07/29/2022  

SILK 130 


MP3 $7.99

07/29/2022 733102725778 

SILK 130 


FLAC $8.99

07/29/2022 733102725778 

SILK 130 


Wild Tigers I Have Known: Original Soundtrack Recording by Archer, Nate

Archer, Nate

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Original Soundtrack Recording
100% Silk

Nate Archer’s new score to his brother Cam’s celebrated 2006 feature film Wild Tigers I Have Known was conceived as radio transmissions coloring the emotional landscape of the confused adolescent protagonist, Logan.?! A mix of glittering synths, sampled voice, stark rhythm, and surreal moods, the tracks conjure a sense of “slight menace, or a slowly lifting veil,” as Logan wanders Santa Cruz suburbia, at the threshold of the wilderness of adulthood.Archer’s background in basement psychedelia (Rahdunes) and leftfield tribal electronics (Leisure Connection) bleed through in the soundtrack’s disorienting diversity, alternately ominous and innocent, hedonistic and hallucinatory.?! These are less songs than wavelengths, as much internal as external, pulsing with the promise and pain of desires still unnamed, futures yet unknown..?!

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

SILK 136 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 733102726812 

SILK 136 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 733102726812 

SILK 136 


Wave Iridescence by Parc

Parc

Wave Iridescence
100% Silk

Vancouver producer Jeremy Rawkins aka PARC’s 2nd collection further finesses his signature fusion of dexterous rhythm dynamics, liquid field recordings, and digital synth ambience into an immersive, aerodynamic domain: Wave Iridescence.?! Embracing the limitations and tonal saturation of 80’s and 90’s digital synths and converters, the tracks gleam and slipstream with a sleek, weightless futurism, conjuring visions of fiber optic clouds and lost biodome terrariums.?! Rawkins cites notions of organic electronics, randomized beauty, and the peripheries of dance music as inspiration, but ultimately the sound he maps is too fluid and prismatic for effective categorization.?! It’s music of heights and breaks, precision and vertigo, loops and radiance – vivid cybernetic heavens forever in flux..?!

MC $9.75

04/15/2022 733102726201 

SILK 137 


MP3 $5.94

04/15/2022 733102726201 

SILK 137 


FLAC $6.99

04/15/2022 733102726201 

SILK 137 


Re-sequenced and lightly abridged physical edition of Denver producer Andrew Dahabrah’s latest melancholic house masterpiece, Gateway.?! 14 vivid vignettes of rhythm, hypnosis, and heartache, dreaming of better times and other worlds.?! Crafted in the aftermath of a family tragedy, the music took shape as both anchor and escape hatch, solace from and for the sudden storms of life.?! Dusty downtempo and loops of lo-fi longing slipstream into night sky techno, galactic jack, and parallel shades of inner space motion.?! A deepening portal between pain and possibility, glittering like a sea of stars above icy peaks: “What better way to spread love and healing than through music.”.?!

MC $9.75

02/04/2022  

SILK 134 


MP3 $9.90

01/28/2022 733102724948 

SILK 134 


FLAC $11.99

01/28/2022 733102724948 

SILK 134 


Early Moments by Glo Phase

Glo Phase

Early Moments
100% Silk

Pittsburgher-turned-Angeleno Joseph Rusnak aka Glo Phase spent an extended recovery from double jaw surgery last year finessing his freshest slate of fluid synthesis rhythm systems to date: Early Moments.?! Sleek, serene, and elevated, the tracks traverse states of bliss and blue light, a swirl of setting suns above hazy horizons.?! Incorporating an array of analog and software techniques, it’s music of morning glides and shared glances, romantic but restless, reflective reveries for innerspace dance floors and shape-shifting private depths..?!

MC $9.75

10/08/2021  

SILK 129 


MP3 $7.99

10/08/2021 733102722890 

 


FLAC $8.99

10/08/2021 733102722890 

 


Floating Mountains by Takeda, Shoshi

Takeda, Shoshi

Floating Mountains
100% Silk

Tokyo visionist Soshi Takeda’s second album took shape across eight months of the winter and spring, inspired by an iconic mid-80’s photography book of Chinese landscapes.?! Scenes of lantern-lit fishing boats on misty mountain lakes seeded a mood of hidden paradise, ancient waterways snaking secret paths into the past.  Recorded at his home studio using exclusively hardware synths and samplers from the 1990’s, the six songs of Floating Mountains (plus digital-only bonus cut, “Deep Breath,” from the recent 2nd Life Silk compilation) evoke shrouded cinematic vistas of liquid skies and shining lakes, like some Li River twist on Balearic half-light house.?! Shades of cosmic drift and crystalline electronica ebb and flow within the nocturnal pulse, pagodas and pearls reflecting the waning moon: “I hope you can feel the cool and exotic atmosphere.”.?!

MC $9.75

10/08/2021  

SILK 132 


MP3 $7.99

10/08/2021 733102722906 

 


FLAC $8.99

10/08/2021 733102722906 

 


2nd Life Silk by V/a

V/a

2nd Life Silk
100% Silk

Ten years into the fold and still 100%.?! 2nd Life Silk celebrates the label's decade anniversary in the spirit in which it started: inclusive, interwoven, and independent.?! All 11 artists (or aliases) are new to the roster, stationed from Saint Leonards to San Francisco, Portland to Pittsburgh, spanning deserts, everglades, and intercoastal urban jungles.?! The sounds are sidewinding and singular but share a mood of hypnotic movement, homemade and low slung, slow strobe dance transmissions from back rooms and basements.?! Across 69 minutes the compilation surfs memory disco, snake-charmer jack, eco-techno, spiral tribalism, diamond downtempo, breatharian house, skyscraper smooth groove, and mystic new wave fusion, riding different waves of the same sea.?! Rhythm isn't strict and gates don't need keepers.?! From one life to the 2nd, music will outlast it all..?!

MC $9.75

06/25/2021  

SILK 133 


MP3 $9.90

06/25/2021 733102721473 

SILK 133 


FLAC $11.99

06/25/2021 733102721473 

SILK 133 


Spiral Heights by Dubharp

Dubharp

Spiral Heights
100% Silk

Denver DIY lifer Luke Thinnes launched Dubharp in 2018 as a cathartic experiment in fusing contradictory energies: propulsive but meditative, acoustic yet metallic, heaven vs the terrestrial.?! Spiral Heights, his sophomore collection, vividly captures this vision of “future Balearic” environments, with synthetic wind, strings, and mallets embedded in restlessly elastic 4th world rhythms.?! The title itself is “a gesture of gratitude” to the ecstatic refractions of dub echo and its “Ouroboros of infinite delay,” stretching time and opening pathways of mystical ascent. Though born of improvisation, the album's eight tracks unspool with precision and finesse, percolating syncopations of percussion, bass, bird sounds, glitch, and gleaming circuitry.?!

MC $9.25

03/19/2021  

SILK 131 


MP3 $7.92

03/19/2021 733102719494 

SILK 131 


FLAC $7.99

03/19/2021 733102719494 

SILK 131 


Rainbow Eucalyptus by Etari

Etari

Rainbow Eucalyptus
100% Silk

First physical format offering from Los Angeleno hypno-house producer and DJ Lexi Andre aka Etari is a tie-dyed hybrid of eco-tech dreaming and aerated rave energies, eight churning chill-out tent anthems, as suited for rainforests as rooftops.?! Recorded during long, loose 1 AM sessions at her home studio, Rainbow Eucalyptus exudes a mood of wonder and freefall, swirling strands of liquid synth, broken beats, and hypercolor smoke into emotive electric motion fantasias. A self-taught DJ since the age of 16, Andre is a key figure in the Brazil-based label network Yellow Island, which issued her 2019 debut EP, Healing Herself, as well as hosting her exploratory monthly radio show, State Of Mind.?! The sound of Etari has honed by degrees, inspired by rare trees, cool air, and spiraling rhythm, equal parts expansion and embrace..?!

MC $9.25

03/19/2021  

SILK 128 


MP3 $7.92

03/19/2021 733102719487 

SILK 128 


FLAC $7.99

03/19/2021 733102719487 

SILK 128 


A term for listening to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis is a poignantly perfect moniker for Portland producer Joel Shanahan’s most elusive and emotive electronic aura-reading solo alias: Auscultation.?! III arrives a full four years after its SILK predecessor, L’étreinte Imaginaire, delayed by tragedies too expansive to enumerate.?! Throughout, these shadowy psychic rhythms percolated at the periphery, as both escape and exorcism.?! The songs share a smeared mood of longing and lament, foggy melodies gliding through low-lit spaces, dissipated dance floor ether spiraling like smoke under a streetlight.?! It’s a music of faces in the night and things unsaid, swaying at the threshold.?! What could have been and what will always be.?! Mastered by Eric Hanson.?! Design by Britt Brown..?!

LP $16.00

08/14/2020 767870661136 

SILK 115 


MC $7.75

11/27/2020  

SILK 115 MC 


MP3 $5.94

11/27/2020  

SILK 115 MC 


FLAC $6.99

05/08/2020 767870661136 

SILK 115 


Weather Underground by Cyclist, The

Cyclist, The

Weather Underground
100% Silk

2020's tense, tectonic unrest is a fitting foreground for Andrew Morrison's freshest slab of bruised and blasted Cyclist productions, Weather Underground.?! Like their ravaged revolutionary group namesake, these tracks exude a mood of strife, shadows, and smoke, simmering protest transmissions from the grim north.?! The songs smear shades of industrial hypnosis, basement dub, and soul lament within his signature saturated “tape throb” palette like tagged concrete stained by tear gas.?! Rhythms of release and resistance, bodies in motion on the edge of the storm, coiled to strike for futures too unthinkable to lose..?!

MC $7.75

09/18/2020 767870663734 

SILK 125 


MP3 $5.94

09/18/2020 767870663734 

SILK 125 


FLAC $6.99

09/18/2020 767870663734 

SILK 125 


No Such Thing by Jupiter Jax

Jupiter Jax

No Such Thing
100% Silk

The music of Maltese producer Rudi Agius aka Jupiter Jax has always felt as much defined by mood as movement, guided by the “specific melancholy” of specific melodies.?! His latest long-player skews even more cinematic, conjuring twilit gardens and crooked city streets, windswept and warped by memory: No Such Thing.?! Inspired by notions of escape and the unknown, and threaded with dexterous live instrumentation, the album treads vibrant hybrids of moonrise electronica, downtempo dream house, and Balearic breakbeat, brooding but breezy, a Mediterranean midnight of the mind.?!  Agius speaks of his songs in terms of intuition and inevitability, how and where they transport the listener.?! These twelve tracks slip between senses and spheres, interplanetary but placeless, noir glimpses of ghostly coastlines and reflective reveries.?!

LP $16.00

09/18/2020 767870663758 

SILK 127 


MP3 $9.90

09/18/2020 767870663758 

SILK 127 


FLAC $11.99

09/18/2020 767870663758 

SILK 127 


***BACK IN STOCK!!!  Tallinn’s top leftfield pop export breaks her half-decade solo hiatus with a choice collection of daydream discotheque classics: Soft Power.?! Recorded between Hollywood and Calabasas over the last few years, and co-produced by Dzang studio pro Adam Gunther, the album is pure Minerva: high and low, heady and hedonistic, deadpan diva designs for neon nights and mirage dance floors.?! She starts off seductive (“hey pretty baby it’s been a while / haven’t seen your lovely face for a long time”), then sways through an array of bedroom bangers and crushed crystalline ballads, crooning and swooning, autobiographical electronica spanning Detroit to New York, London to L.A.?! Songs of intimacy and illusion, impatience and introspection, of cutting loose and being cut off, left wanting more: “Taste this love till the morning sun.” Mastered by Matt Tammariello..?!

MC $7.75

09/18/2020 767870663703 

SILK 120 


MP3 $7.92

09/18/2020 767870663703 

SILK 120 


FLAC $8.99

09/18/2020 767870663703 

SILK 120 


C.M.T.I.E. Manual by Pleasure Model

Pleasure Model

C.M.T.I.E. Manual
100% Silk

The don of data bank hijack house returns with his sleekest and bleakest technoid tunnel rat opus: C.M.T.I.E.?! Manual.?! Explicating a dystopian corporation’s psychonaut expansionist agenda (“Corporate Macrodosing for Technological Innovation and Efficiency”), the tracks trace a policy of liminal lysergics, automated motion, and sequential circuitry, lit by the iridescence of laser face scans.?! Pleasure Model 3.0 operates optimally but its grids flicker with strange sentience and opaque moods, conflicted systems in friction with their directives.?! Programming is brainwashing; no intelligence is artificial..?!

MC $7.75

09/18/2020 767870663741 

SILK 126 


MP3 $7.92

09/18/2020 767870663741 

SILK 126 


FLAC $8.99

09/18/2020 767870663741 

SILK 126 


Maltese falcon Rudi Agius aka Jupiter Jax’s latest collection is stoned, cold, classic, and conceptual: a 40-minute ode to and odyssey of smoky basement jack and melancholic warehouse anthems crafted from the psychic crates of short-lived, lost-to-time house imprint Dee-Life Records.  Credited to a cast of forgotten label staples – LifeLess, Hush Hush, Brad K, and beyond – the tracks weave from magic hour to midnight, Chicago moods and Detroit mirages, heady and hypnotized.?! Deep cuts dug from a dusty DJ bag found behind fog machines in a long-shuttered club, the disco sleeves shredded, the vinyl thrashed, peeling center labels scrawled with BPMs.?! Dee-Life Mix serves as both portal and party, parallel universe vintage club gems transported to the here and now.?! All tracks produced by Jupiter Jax..?!

MC $7.75

05/22/2020  

SILK 121 


MP3 $5.99

05/08/2020 767870661143 

SILK 121 


FLAC $6.99

05/08/2020 767870661143 

SILK 121 


Bogotá body-music builder Manuel Cortes returns with a sophomore slate of politicized dancefloor schematics inspired by recent South American civil unrest, shattered bones, and the multi-tiered ruins of progress.?! Médula shares an eclecticism with Lunate’s 2014 debut, Far Shores, but sprawls longer and more limber, wiry workouts of dubby synth-step and coiled energies, alternately delirious, decadent, and downtempo.?! Some selections skew 80’s or broody but elsewhere Cortes carves up classic glitterball house, surveillance state ambient, opium den dirge, and activist jack, threading a state of the nation panorama through rhythm and sensuous sound.?! Mastered by Matt Tammariello..?!

MC $7.75

05/22/2020 767870661150 

SILK 123 


MP3 $5.99

05/08/2020 767870661150 

SILK 123 


FLAC $6.99

05/08/2020 767870661150 

SILK 123 


Pleasure Garden by Well Being

Well Being

Pleasure Garden
100% Silk

The first physical media manifestation by Portland producer Dan Kirschner aka Well Being blurs the boundary between warehouse and wilderness, future and nature, free-flowing frameworks of deep house, relaxed acid, and dewdrop electronics: Pleasure Garden.?! From the sparkling windswept hang-glide of “Deep Sea Exploration” to the slinky forest path jack of “Moon Valley,” the EP encapsulates a spectrum of contemporary Cascadia eco-techno modes and moves: club cuts tricked with crickets, cloud bank pads above damp earth bass, rainforest rave rhythms filtered through studio skylights.?! Sequenced palindromically, side one is all originals, side two alternate mixes — including an elusive aerial “rebuild” by Pac Northwest peer Akasha System.?! Step off of the street; stray into the Garden.?! Mastered by Hunter Thompson..?!

MC $7.75

05/22/2020 767870661167 

SILK 124 


MP3 $5.94

05/08/2020 767870661167 

SILK 124 


FLAC $6.99

05/08/2020 767870661167 

SILK 124 


***CHECK STOCK!!!  Received an 8.0 rating from Pitchfork.  Long-dawning long-player by Pacific Northwest producer Hunter P.?! Thompson aka Akasha System spins a suite of remote outpost rhythms and old-growth electronics variously inspired by “days and nights spent in the forests,” “long stretches of back road trails,” and “sitting alone under moss-covered trees.” It’s club music for misty mornings, towering redwood canopies, and overcast skies above uninhabited terrain: Echo Earth.?!   Recorded across the fall of 2018 at Thompson’s lava-lit Portland home studio, the album’s eight tracks trace cyclical arcs and seasonal tides, churning and yearning, meditative motion patterns flickering like holographs projected in the rain.?!

LP $19.00

12/06/2019 767870659782 

SILK 117 


MP3 $7.99

12/06/2019 767870659782 

SILK 117 


FLAC $8.99

12/06/2019 767870659782 

SILK 117 


Twin moon transmission to Akasha System’s vinyl monument Echo Earth, Echo Lost side-winds a parallel meridian of nocturnal wilderness, fogged coastline, and fiber optic electronics, broadcast from the wooded outskirts of Cascadia.?! The EP’s six songs sway, swoon, and slide, club sonar refracted by space and solitude, waveforms for wandering stars and distant satellites seen between branches.?! Concise, crystalline, but covert: echo as emotion, lost in life’s spiral..?!

MC $7.75

12/06/2019  

SILK 118 


MP3 $5.94

12/06/2019 767870660146 

SILK 118 


FLAC $6.99

12/06/2019 767870660146 

SILK 118 


Look At The World by Cammi

Cammi

Look At The World
100% Silk

Fresh, fried, and freewheeling debut by Owosso/Lansing, Michigander Cameron Weede aka Cammi checks every SILK box in the book: teen MPC experiments, thrifted hardware jack, tape noise dumpster dub, longform luxury house, department store boogie, standup comedy groove, etc.?! Tracked in fits and starts over the past eight years, Look At The World runs on immediacy and intuition, man/machine symbiosis at its loosest and most liquidated.?! Early years spent jamming improv trombone with free jazz hillbillies eventually led to a love of classic house and cheap gear, with a special fondness for “ugly 90’s FM/romplers and digital synths because it’s all I can afford.”   But limited means don’t mean limited ends: across 54 minutes Cammi cuts a sweaty swath of raw rhythm, busted bass, and plastic passion, from outer rings to inner circles.?! Take a Look: “I just do whatever’s in my head, it’s all subconscious.?! I’m def not a purist – about anything, really.”.?!

MC $7.75

10/25/2019  

SILK 116 


MP3 $5.99

10/25/2019 767870659621 

SILK 116 


FLAC $6.99

10/25/2019 767870659621 

SILK 116 


Black Lodge mainstay Jason James explains his freshest Force Placement track pack as “a hazy late night vibe… songs you play on your way home from the rave: bottom heavy enough to stay awake but kind of heady and tripped out.” Sculpted from sketches conceived during early morning post-party sessions, Vibe Repair snakes, slinks, and slides through various fogged comedown rhythms, from noir house to dusty breaks to empty alley jack.?!   James cites “classic jazz, funk, hip-hop & ambient” as his recent listening cross-section, which slip in and out of focus on these 10 smoky sleepwalker steppers, channeling the bleary bump of a sound system in a busted building down the block on an unlit street.?! The night’s late but not lost – repair the vibe..?!

MC $7.75

10/25/2019  

SILK 119 


MP3 $5.99

10/25/2019 767870659638 

SILK 119 


FLAC $6.99

10/25/2019 767870659638 

SILK 119 


Angeleno escape artist LA Vampires returns from retirement with her first set of hot ‘n’ cold heartwave hymns since 2012, this time in collaboration with bicoastal-tronica duo Cologne.?! A 7-sided dice of pleasuredome pop, synthetic seduction, and emotional fantasy, 10 Outta 10 spins a sensual web of liminal lovesickness and decadent dance, amorous holograms for today’s Age Of Mirage.  From diva-house strut (“HOWUKISS”) to diamond-life lament (“STRANGERS2ME”), the vocal/production design feels sparkling and psychic, a gallery of glamorous masks: romance, rapture, regret.?! To feel is to feel unreal; to be moved is to be moved away.?!   “Can you read minds?! Can you read mine?”   Recorded on the boulevard of broken dreams, summer 2019..?!

MC $7.75

10/25/2019  

SILK 122 


MP3 $5.99

10/25/2019 767870659645 

SILK 122 


FLAC $6.99

10/25/2019 767870659645 

SILK 122 


Chrome Upon Guayota by Mateis E. Aqir

Mateis E. Aqir

Chrome Upon Guayota
100% Silk

Barcelona-based Russian rhythm reconstructivist Mateis e.?! aqir’s latest EP emerged during and after a formative sojourn to the Spanish isle of Tenerife in summer 2017, where he slept on the sand, stargazed, and rode scooters along serpentine roads through remote villages.?! Deeply inspired by the landscape, people, and “new emotions” he experienced, a series of subtle, spiraling, percussion-powered pieces began flowering in flashes and sketches, which were further articulated back in Barcelona.?! Echo-flexed guitar and circular bass interweave with staggered patterns of bongo and drum machine, alternately evoking a sense of levitation, hypnosis, and vertigo, which approximates his own surreal and revelatory perspective of the trip: “Time exists in us – not us in time.?! The island’s vibrations made this music play in my head.”.?!

MC $7.75

07/19/2019 767870657870 

SILK 112 


MP3 $5.94

07/19/2019 767870657870 

SILK 112 


FLAC $6.99

07/19/2019 767870657870 

SILK 112 


Milanese melting potter Sebastiano Urciuoli got his start making hip-hop/house mix tapes as a teen in the 90’s before catching the disco bug and crowning himself Club Silencio, issuing a slew of singles and edits for a spectrum of western dancefloor divisions.?! In the later aughts he fashioned Robotalco to pursue more eclectic crate-digger fixations like “liquid vibes, 80’s French industrial, futuristic house, and the intangible crossroads of Kingston and Detroit” – which pretty accurately pinpoints the palette of Callisto.?!   Recorded intermittently between summer 2016 and 2018, the collection cruises an enticing coastline of Mediterranean moods, from soft-focus suntan séance to breezy broken beats to dusk dreamer new wave to dada tropical dub and beyond.?! Totaling nearly an hour, it’s a vast and varied voyage of rhythm, impulse, and color, a trunk of trinkets gripped at sun-bleached harbor kiosks, showcased on leopard-print slip-mats.?!

MC $7.75

07/19/2019 767870657863 

SILK 111 


MP3 $5.99

07/19/2019 767870657863 

SILK 111 


FLAC $6.99

07/19/2019  

SILK 111 


Portal Of Hope by Bludwork

Bludwork

Portal Of Hope
100% Silk

Slippery 6-track expansion pack to AFK & Bludwork’s banging wax debut, Loyalty N Service, finds the pair flexing further spheres of smokescreen house, busted bounce, and dream sequence R&B, both together and solo.?! Portal Of Hope captures the casual cold flow of drum machine synergy, afterhours bass, rooftop reverie, heads in a cloud, pathfinding the dance floor.?! Two tracks showcase Blud’s recent forays into cloaked vocal modes but the rest are instrumentals: stripped back, funked forward, and zoned to the speaker cone.?! Hope springs eternal.?! Mastered by Matt Tammariello..?!

MC $7.75

04/12/2019  

SILK 114 


MP3 $5.94

04/12/2019 647603405353 

SILK 114 


FLAC $6.99

04/12/2019 647603405353 

SILK 114 


Loyalty N Service by AFK & Bludwork

AFK & Bludwork

Loyalty N Service
100% Silk

South Cali classmates AFK and Bludwork come from oceans apart – South Korea and Georgia, respectively – but their intertwined friendship and singular musical chemistry are proof that true vibe unions transcend geography.?! The pair initially bonded over teacher pranks and 420 habits before rendezvousing off campus to link rigs and jam live electronics, eventually culminating in the six smog-smeared low-key bangers comprising their vinyl debut, Loyalty N Service.?!  Alternately coastal and concrete, the songs slide between smoky sunset house (“Akina Memory,” “That Pain”) and funked up warehouse bass (“No Equal,” “Searchin”), tag-teaming melody, MIDI, and drum machinery into compelling composites of Pacific motion and emotion.?! Blud is blunt about their bond: “AFK is one of my most cherished friends; I’d do anything for this guy.” This is music from the heart and for the heads, pensive and propulsive, loose and liquid, raw and rising.?!

12" $16.00

03/15/2019 647603403151 

SILK 113 


MP3 $5.94

03/15/2019 647603403151 

SILK 113 


FLAC $6.99

03/15/2019 647603403151 

SILK 113 


Reigning vibe-wave don of the City of Roses returns to the SILK chalet bearing four fresh afterhours anthems ripe for repeat rinsing.?! Midnight takes its name from Body San’s special-ordered strain of Nag Champa, and exudes a similar air of nocturnal promise, streetlights reflected in glass brick fountains and condominium windows.?! Brandon Knocke’s knack for Memphis design funk and skymall fusion hits an apex here, flexing a full spectrum of rhythmic reveries: fluid, jazzy, joyous, sensous.?!  Song to song and side to side Midnight flaunts a panoramic rooftop view of leather interiors, fern-accented foyers, and supreme motion software.?! Midnight is 12 AM, 12 inches of bump ‘n’ bounce ‘n’ body euphoria, music for low lit silhouettes unified in emotional response.?! Somewhere a clock strikes, a ball drops, and day turns to dawn.?!  Recorded and mixed by Brandon Knocke in Portland, Oregon.?! Mastered by Eric Hanson in Los Angeles, California.?! Design by Britt Brown..?!

12" $16.00

02/15/2019  

SILK 107 


MP3 $3.96

02/15/2019 647603402444 

SILK 107 


FLAC $4.99

02/15/2019 647603402444 

SILK 107 


***CHECK STOCK!!!  Received a 7.7 rating from Pitchfork.  In the fall of 2013 Maria Minerva mapped an eight show United States trek up the west coast and across to Chicago but, being newly emigrated and without car or driver’s license, needed a traveling companion who did.?! Given the grueling itinerary only one road warrior / joie de vivrist came to mind: dear friend, penpal, and SILK sister Chelsea Faith aka Cherushii.?! The two covered over 3,000 miles together, performing in bars and towns not known for leftfield electronic patronage. In subsequent years the pair shared bills, traded tracks, and remained close—even playing live together a few times—yet the dream of a proper collaboration always loomed.?! The tragic Oakland fire of December 2016 cut short such plans but not before they’d written, recorded, and mixed the better part of six songs.?!

12" $16.00

02/15/2019  

SILK 102 


MP3 $7.99

02/15/2019 647603403724 

SILK 102 


FLAC $8.99

02/15/2019 647603403724 

SILK 102 


Midnight Companion by Body San

Body San

Midnight Companion
100% Silk

Ace ambidextrous addendum to Brandon Knocke’s latest limited vinyl offering, Midnight Companion crossfades a dreamer’s delight pirate mix of unreleased originals, flowing through glow-fi house, balcony bump, decadent noir, and assorted velvet rope rhythms.?! Both sides slip and slide with signature Body San swing, out late with nothing to lose, skipping steps up to the roof, a 36-minute 360 skyline of magic hour motion and distant city lights.?! Bring yourself, bring a friend..?!

MC $7.75

02/15/2019  

SILK 108 


MP3 $5.99

02/15/2019 647603404134 

SILK 108 


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02/15/2019 647603404134 

SILK 108 


Santa Clarita daydreamer Daniel Crook flipped his DX-7 to dent tuition at California Institute Of The Arts but while there fell in with a crew of fellow hardware heads and began making periodic pilgrimages downtown to soak the city’s thriving warehouse scene.?! His own productions soon followed, inspired by the moodier fringes of LA’s nocturnal underground as well as the “dark gothic energy” of certain fatalist new wave.?!  Genesis spans 40 minutes across eight tracks, crisscrossing stained glass house, lovesick jack, and varied states of rhythm delirium into a raw, reflective self-portrait of empty streets and midnight memories.?! Crook’s process is part planned and part exploratory, mapping melody in advance then ripping live takes at a table of synths in his bedroom.?! From cobwebbed dub-dance (“Serpent”) to cyber-mechanical disco (“Move”), the songs feel intuitive and imprecise, grainy screengrabs of systems in flux.?!

MC $7.75

11/09/2018  

SILK 110 


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11/09/2018 647603403144 

SILK 110 


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11/09/2018 647603403144 

SILK 110 


Dream Operator by Olsen

Olsen

Dream Operator
100% Silk

Manchester miasma-house specialist Andrew Anderton aka Olsen sculpts swirling, stream-of-consciousness rhythms inspired by subliminal perception, hyperspace anime, and reflections on how the mind works.?! His latest is also his haziest, tracked at home on analog synths bathed in echo, tape-hiss, and found sounds, conjuring a liminal realm between sleep and reality ruled by a shadowy figure: the Dream Operator.?! Opaque acid, mumbling voices, and decayed keys whisper in the periphery, tethered by black hole bass, a narcoleptic kick, and dusty claps.?! This is music for “the space between,” where the dream operator takes control, and “shows you an image of a tree, soft fruit growing… night falls, and the black dog serenade continues.” Compelling contemporary warehouse noir by a producer poised for heady depths.?! Mastered by Matt Tammariello..?!

MC $7.75

11/09/2018  

SILK 109 


MP3 $5.99

11/09/2018 647603403137 

SILK 109 


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11/09/2018 647603403137 

SILK 109 


The latest capsule collection from pensive Vancouver visionist Zefan Sramek aka Precipitation presents a more binary take on overcast house and half-light ambience, split between a rhythmic “earth” side and a smeared cirrus “sky” side.?! Tracked live to tape and padded with Pacific Northwest field recordings of rainy forests and wet meadows, the pieces soar, sink, and spiral like small birds blown by the wind, isolated and adrift.?! Past cuts for Ville Nouvelle (in the duo Aquatic Language) and Jungle Gym have shown Sramek’s versatility with vignette melody and soft-focus atmospherics but Earth / Sky distills them even further, into a muted, melancholic expanse of elemental conditions and emotive hypnosis.?! Mastered by Eric Hanson.?! Video stills by Zefan Sramek..?!

MC $7.75

09/28/2018  

SILK 103 


MP3 $3.96

09/28/2018 647603402437 

SILK 103 


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09/28/2018 647603402437 

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Alabaster Thrones by Cyclist, The

Cyclist, The

Alabaster Thrones
100% Silk

Last year’s altered mind opus, Sapa Inca Delirium, showcased The Cyclist at his most eclectic, spanning ayahuasca break-beat and rave jungle pop, but his latest EP returns to the uniquely kinetic and shredded mode of churning electronic rhythm he both named and perfected: “tape throb.” Alabaster Thrones collects four of Andrew Morrison’s recent and most vibrantly blasted house constructs, tracked at his home studio in Birmingham, UK during “the height of mania – a time when I had no time.” The context translates: this is urgent, accelerating music, shifting gears at high speed in dim twisting tunnels.?!

12" $17.50

04/27/2018  

SILK 105 


MP3 $3.96

04/20/2018 647603400396 

SILK 105 


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04/20/2018 647603400396 

SILK 105 


Beat At The Heart Of The City by Cyclist, The

Cyclist, The

Beat At The Heart Of The City
100% Silk

A six song sidekick to The Cyclist’s latest extended play offering, Alabaster Thrones, these two magnetized sides span nine years of hermetic hardware experiments conducted in itinerant living arrangements across Derry, Liverpool, and Birmingham.?! From toy tape loops and echobox gauze (“Diorge Grian” – Irish for “Derry sun”) to shredded soul (“Lucille”) and tightly coiled dub noir (“Cologne Halls”), Beat At The Heart Of The City showcases Andrew Morrison’s singular ear for vibrantly damaged dancefloor energies.?! Tensions and raptures rev and unravel in intuitive asymmetries, evoking cold clubs, deserted streets, dazed gardens – bleary beauty for crumbling kingdoms.?! Of the feverish rhythm delirium “One Day In The Life Of Ivana” Morrison even credits illness as muse: “I deeply remember being extremely sick at the time.” It’s grim up north.?! Mastered by Eric Hanson..?!

MC $7.75

04/20/2018  

SILK 106 


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04/20/2018 647603400402 

SILK 106 


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04/20/2018 647603400402 

SILK 106 


Amsterdamaged dancefloor industrialist Antoni Maiovvi’s futurist EBM alter ego, Pleasure Model, returns to SILK with a second slate of sleek, surveillance state cyber-jack: The Executive.?! Recorded in late summer 2016, the album’s eight tracks pulse with android anxiety and pirated voltage, hotwired circuitry snaking through bleached neon tunnels towards strobe-lit ziggurats.?! More mechanized and weaponized than its predecessor, Kendo Dynamics, these two sides swerve from replicant rave (“International Geographic,” “Sound Investment”) to matrix hacker hardware (“Labelmouth,” “Belinfurbellt”) to liquid chrome catwalk (“Body Double,” “Alumni Precursor”), in the spirit of Bunker, Clone, and Crème.?! 41 minutes of metro-gnomic sequencing and streamlined code for artificial intelligentsia..?!

MC $7.75

04/20/2018 647603400556 

SILK 104 


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04/20/2018 647603400556 

SILK 104 


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Silk To Dry The Tears by V/a

V/a

Silk To Dry The Tears
100% Silk

Sorrow’s only silver lining is the selflessness it inspires in others.?! The nightmare of last year’s fire in Oakland left so many of us shredded, shattered, and speechless.?! But a communal compassion surged up in response, with artists, allies, and acquaintances from all over the globe re-connecting and re-committing to the power and potential of independent music as a healing, unifying force.?! So many SILK friends and family reached out expressing the desire to contribute creatively to a relief effort that it was obvious the emotion needed an outlet.?! Silk To Dry The Tears collects 31 such songs from a spectrum of 100% Silk alumni and affiliates, threaded across four sides of fogged house, fantasy acid, nocturnal electronics, sleepwalker pop, and rhythmic reveries of varied internal states.?! Totaling nearly 170 minutes, it’s a sprawl and a statement, shared in the spirit of inclusion, endurance, and empathy.?! Music brought us together; music will keep us together.?!

2XMC $16.00

02/09/2018  

SILK 101 


MP3 $11.99

02/09/2018 647603399867 

SILK 101 


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02/09/2018 647603399867 

SILK 101 


Bay Area beacon Michael Claus operates from an overtly Pacific perspective in his house and techno constructs, shaping fog and bass along shorelines of elusive rhythm.?! Though active since 2004 he’s only in the past few years begun issuing tracks under his own name to the public domain, the latest collection of which goes furthest in embedding amorphous acid and cloud-soft synths into introspective coastal jack.?! Memory Protect maps eight hazed designs sourced from three years of work, misting the difference between movement and meditation, atmosphere and anticipation.?! Past collabs with Nackt hinted at a subtle touch for hypnosis and heightened sensory environment but here Claus captures his essence in its freest, most fluid state.?! Bodies of water, oceans of memory – what collects, continues.?! Recorded in San Francisco, 2014-2017.?! Mastered by Matt Tammariello..?!

MC $7.75

09/22/2017  

SILK 099 


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O.E. Outside Experience by Inner Self

Inner Self

O.E. Outside Experience
100% Silk

New York producer Andrew Stefano’s freshest guise reflects the different headspace he was seeking last fall, shifting gears from his ongoing jungle fusion project, Trust Image.?! O.E.?! Outside Experience finds him flexing more muted and melancholic shades of broken beat, jazz techno, and high-stepping warehouse hybrids, inspired by notions of internalization and exploration – plus “a lot of Detroit shit.” The seven tracks traverse therapeutic contrasts of rhythm and reflection, solitude and celebration, crisp percussion offset with smeared synths, vaporous texture, and acidic bass.?! A decade of music making has honed Stefano’s instincts for motion, melody, and atmosphere, which he wields here with a distinct, dynamic touch.?! The Self speaks.?! Recorded at his home studio in Brooklyn on a mix of hardware and software in late 2016.?! Mastered by Matt Tammariello..?!

MC $7.75

09/22/2017  

SILK 095 


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09/22/2017 647603398952 

SILK 095 


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Wayfaring American producer / DJ Deeper Kenz named his project in homage to the “cinematically intense” Northeast Philly hood where he resided intermittently for nearly eight years.?! Surrounded by dive bars and decrepit lots, he turned inward and crafted a set of recordings “designed as tools to light up a small but intimate community of dancers and lovers.” The A side skews lean and linear, crisp percussion laced with shaded bass and violet textures, while the flip goes more mirror ball delirium, sweat and heat and disco samples “chained up and grooving to the unceasing rhythms of the big city machine.” Indulge, internalize; motion is meaning.?! Recorded in Kensington, Philadelphia, 2013-2016.?! Illustrations by Mariah Welch.?! Mastered by John Flynn at Balance Mastering, UK and Eric Hanson at Maven Mastering, Los Angeles..?!

MC $7.75

05/19/2017  

SILK 096 


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05/19/2017 647603397856 

SILK 096 


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05/19/2017 647603397856 

SILK 096 


Moscow Beat by Åmnfx

Åmnfx

Moscow Beat
100% Silk

Russian producer Vasily Skobeev’s recording alias, Åmnfx – an abbreviation of the phrase “amen to FX” – alludes to the transformative power of multi-effects on devotional music.?! His own tracks convincingly demonstrate this principle, routing piano, drum machines, samples, soft synths, and field recordings through a selection of pedals and amplifiers to condense and color the sound, adding grit, grain, space, and shadow.?! Moscow Beat ranges from moody memory house (“Forget,” “In The Café”) to wintry minimal tech-dub (“Build A Home,” “Strictly Dub”) to wavy rhythm deliriums (“Wayback,” “Moscow Beat”), all sourced from recent insomniac workshop sessions: “Most of the good ideas come around 4-7 in the morning, when you’re tired as a dog.” Previous offerings on Opal Tapes, Neo Violence, and Dirty Tapes impressed but these eight FX-flexed cuts trace a fuller portrait of an artist at the threshold.?! Cover image by Sasha Popov.?!

MC $7.75

03/24/2017  

SILK 098 


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03/24/2017 647603397481