Under The Spire 2013 T-Shirts [tshirt003]
*Run of 50 tees with an amazing design from Thee Ruiner aka Michael Donaldson aka Wreaths!* Available on blackberry & tweed colour tees in small, medium, large and extra large for £10+postage. Initial orders will come with a free copy of the Wreaths ‘Like Sparks From Throats Falling’ [spire021] CD.
Mark Templeton - Jealous Heart [spire051]
Mark Templeton presents Jealous Heart, an album which reimagines the story of his sound in an approach that is both staid and deeply emotional, re-orienting what is offered and what is held back through a myriad of smeared stringed instruments, fragmented horn phrases, tape loops, and found-sound-driven explorations.
Mike Shiflet - The Choir, The Army [spire045]
As one of the world's foremost sound-artists, Mike Shiflet has released music on labels as diverse as Type, Homophoni, Digitalis Limited and 905 Tapes. It gives Under The Spire great pleasure to welcome him into our fold for his outstanding new LP The Choir, The Army.
Panabrite - Illumination [spire050]
Norm Chambers' music travels like a deep mental odyssey in a labyrinth of serene echoes. Beyond the sounds, there is the sentiment of peacefulness, a cinematic mosaic of colors, flashing in your mind. Searching for constant illumination, you slowly float in open space...
Black Eagle Child - Go Around, Again [spire048]
Boasting a resume of twenty five releases as Black Eagle Child, Michael Jantz has established himself as a versatile artist capable of evolving with medium and melody. Go Around, Again further establishes Jantz as a formidable talent enabled by his creativity and the ability to transform intricate idea into blissful sound.
Quicksails - Sliver Balloons In Clusters [spire046]
Quicksails of the solo project of Tiger Hatchery percussionist, Ben Billington. Unlike his fierce work in Hatchery (or his staggering 90 minute solo percussion session for 905 Tapes) Billington indulges in synth and electronics as Quicksails. This is a vinyl issue of the tape for the Deception Island label and follows up a very cool tape on Cylindrical Habitat Modules.
Concessionaires - Artificial Interface [spire047]
Concessionaires is the duo of Brad Rose and Pete Fosco. Brad is of course the mastermind of the esteemed Digitalis label and Foxy Digitalis webzine and is known also for his many musical projects, such as The North Sea, Charlatan, Altar Eagle, just to name a few. Pete is a guitarist born in Cincinnati Ohio and now resides on the other side of the Ohio river in Kentucky...he also plays in Early Tunnels with Jon Lorenz and as a sometimes guest member of Wasteland Jazz Ensemble.
Refractor - Locus Suspectus [spire044]
All sound passed through a single synthesizer. Mixing, panning, decay, and reverb manipulated within the instrument. This was to embrace the limitations of one-take recordings with no additional editing. Edition of 200 Vinyl LP's.
Steven Hess + Christopher McFall - The Inescapable Fox [spire043]
Quietly engaging, evolving tape music compositions conceived around Greek mythology and notions of light/dark. 200 LP's only in full colour sleeve.
Strategy - Super Awareness Is Fruit [spire042]
Limited edition of 200 copies on clear vinyl. One 20-minute, deeply layered and psyched-out dub track from Paul Dickow's Strategy project split over two sides* Super Awareness Is Fruit comes as a welcome expansion of the multilayered ambiences that made up Dickow's Music For Lamping long-player, tackling the contemporary drone-scape with an agenda that eschews minimalist convention in favour of a sparkling, densely populated narrative full of dissolved acoustic timbres, wah-wah filtering treat
Black Eagle Child - Pages On A Plane [spire034]
Mere months after his Black Eagle Child full-length, Lobelia, appeared on Preservation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Michael Jantz returns with Pages On A Plane, an equally satisfying twelve-inch vinyl outing for Under The Spire. It's modestly ambitious in scope, with thirty-six minutes of music split across the disc's sides and available in an edition of 250 copies on marbled vinyl.
Myrmyr – Fire Star [spire041]
This sophomore release from Agnes Szelag (Evon, Dokuro) and Marielle Jakobsons (Darwinsbitch, Date Palms) is an album of astonishing fragile beauty and darker, more foreboding atmospheres. Following their critically acclaimed debut album, The Amber Sea (Digitalis, 2009) Fire Star was recorded during a snowstorm on Shasta Mountain April 6-9 2010. The duo performs on violin, cello, voices, harps, bells, and electronics. It is recorded by The Norman Conquest and mastered by Miles Boison. Spire041