HS011   VARIOUS ARTISTS     THE MONDRIANS     Twenty contemporary electronic musicians reimagine the paintings of Piet Mondrian as a series of graphic scores. A strange and unclassifiable collection of musique concrete, microtonal electronics and ambient abstractions that allow us to contemplate, as through a distorted prism, the work of one of the 20th century's most revolutionary artists.    LOOK       LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS011 VARIOUS ARTISTS THE MONDRIANS

Twenty contemporary electronic musicians reimagine the paintings of Piet Mondrian as a series of graphic scores. A strange and unclassifiable collection of musique concrete, microtonal electronics and ambient abstractions that allow us to contemplate, as through a distorted prism, the work of one of the 20th century's most revolutionary artists.

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    HS010   ALECSI     033186     Our tenth release, and our favorite album of the year. If the geodesic space gardens from 'Silent Running' were capable of creating generative music, it might sound something like this. Spacious, organic, and filled to the brim with a bubbling, microbial energy.  033186  is the first in a proposed series of synthetic soundscapes by Vancouver artist and composer Alexi Baris.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS010 ALECSI
033186

Our tenth release, and our favorite album of the year. If the geodesic space gardens from 'Silent Running' were capable of creating generative music, it might sound something like this. Spacious, organic, and filled to the brim with a bubbling, microbial energy. 033186 is the first in a proposed series of synthetic soundscapes by Vancouver artist and composer Alexi Baris.

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    HS009   DIMIR STANDARD     ABRAMELIN     Dimir Standard (Vancouver synthesist Jesse Creed) draws from a deep well of occult theology for his first Hotham Sound release; a series of intensely textural works meant to accompany the final stages of the Abramelin ceremony in ritual magic. If performed correctly, the infamous 18-month-long ceremony binds the combined powers of the twelve Kings and Dukes of Hell to the practitioner's will.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS009 DIMIR STANDARD
ABRAMELIN

Dimir Standard (Vancouver synthesist Jesse Creed) draws from a deep well of occult theology for his first Hotham Sound release; a series of intensely textural works meant to accompany the final stages of the Abramelin ceremony in ritual magic. If performed correctly, the infamous 18-month-long ceremony binds the combined powers of the twelve Kings and Dukes of Hell to the practitioner's will.

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    HS008   ROSS BIRDWISE     NINE VARIATIONS     A dark, disorientating journey into the liminal and the sublime, courtesy of Vancouver musician Ross Birdwise. Based on a composition originally co-written with Nathan Medema in 2001, Nine Variations sees Birdwise stretching and tearing at his source material as if at an enormous invisible fabric; the work's original chord progressions warped into strange, unspeakable configurations.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS008 ROSS BIRDWISE
NINE VARIATIONS

A dark, disorientating journey into the liminal and the sublime, courtesy of Vancouver musician Ross Birdwise. Based on a composition originally co-written with Nathan Medema in 2001, Nine Variations sees Birdwise stretching and tearing at his source material as if at an enormous invisible fabric; the work's original chord progressions warped into strange, unspeakable configurations.

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    HS007   VARIOUS WAVES     FROM SONANCE TO SILENCE     Analog magic from the BC Interior. Six tracks of sampled voices, drifting polysynths, languid Rhodes, and sinuous Moog leads. Nelson, BC resident Devon Gestrin (aka Various Waves) creates music of a tone and tempo that is remarkably measured - almost stately - like a long lost electronic score for Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS007 VARIOUS WAVES
FROM SONANCE TO SILENCE

Analog magic from the BC Interior. Six tracks of sampled voices, drifting polysynths, languid Rhodes, and sinuous Moog leads. Nelson, BC resident Devon Gestrin (aka Various Waves) creates music of a tone and tempo that is remarkably measured - almost stately - like a long lost electronic score for Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.

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    HS006   MOUNT MAXWELL     BLUE HIGHWAYS VOL. 2     Mount Maxwell's electronic tribute to the original BC Ferries fleet and Gulf Island communities of the 1970's continues, with a second installment of oceanic synths, phased string machines, and aquatic field recordings. A deeply satisfying conclusion to this unique project.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS006 MOUNT MAXWELL
BLUE HIGHWAYS VOL. 2

Mount Maxwell's electronic tribute to the original BC Ferries fleet and Gulf Island communities of the 1970's continues, with a second installment of oceanic synths, phased string machines, and aquatic field recordings. A deeply satisfying conclusion to this unique project.

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    HS005   KR75     ONDULAR     Huge sounding twin release from Vancouver duo KR75 (Kristen Roos and Kristen Rattray). Both tracks performed in a single take - no DAW, no overdubs, no post-production, just people and machines interacting in real time. An accurate representation of the KR75 live experience, and a must for fans of early Skam/Warp.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS005 KR75 ONDULAR

Huge sounding twin release from Vancouver duo KR75 (Kristen Roos and Kristen Rattray). Both tracks performed in a single take - no DAW, no overdubs, no post-production, just people and machines interacting in real time. An accurate representation of the KR75 live experience, and a must for fans of early Skam/Warp.

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    HS004   MOUNT MAXWELL     BLUE HIGHWAYS VOL. 1     Mount Maxwell return with a deeply felt tribute to the utopian promise of the original BC Ferries fleet and the island communities it served. Forty hypnotic minutes of abstract oceanics, 70's string machines, and pulsing PSA arps. Highly recommended.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS004 MOUNT MAXWELL
BLUE HIGHWAYS VOL. 1

Mount Maxwell return with a deeply felt tribute to the utopian promise of the original BC Ferries fleet and the island communities it served. Forty hypnotic minutes of abstract oceanics, 70's string machines, and pulsing PSA arps. Highly recommended.

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    HS003   MMR     BROADCASTS     Dense, plunderphonic mixtapes from Vancouver Island's short lived MMR collective (2013 - 2015). All 4 broadcasts composed in the surrealist tradition of 'exquisite corpse ',  with each member of the collective passing the sound file along to the next. A collage-like journey through late 20th century electronic music, political activism and utopian desire. Profound gratitude to MMR for gifting us its audio archives for safe keeping.    LISTEN

HS003 MMR BROADCASTS

Dense, plunderphonic mixtapes from Vancouver Island's short lived MMR collective (2013 - 2015). All 4 broadcasts composed in the surrealist tradition of 'exquisite corpse', with each member of the collective passing the sound file along to the next. A collage-like journey through late 20th century electronic music, political activism and utopian desire. Profound gratitude to MMR for gifting us its audio archives for safe keeping.

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    HS002   KHYEX     POST POLITICA     Long germinating hauntology project from Vancouver multi-instrumentalist Keith Freeman. A complex memory-piece composed of processed guitar, piano, synthesizer, chimes, recorder, and vocal samples from Canadian and British Television. Richly textured and unexpectedly moving.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS002 KHYEX POST POLITICA

Long germinating hauntology project from Vancouver multi-instrumentalist Keith Freeman. A complex memory-piece composed of processed guitar, piano, synthesizer, chimes, recorder, and vocal samples from Canadian and British Television. Richly textured and unexpectedly moving.

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    HS001   MOUNT MAXWELL     FORESTRY     Software freakouts, classroom lullabies, and rural radio intercepts from the Gulf Islands. Originally recorded in 2003 and released in a limited CD edition of 100. Members would go on to found Vancouver Island's MMR Collective. This is an extended remaster with bonus tracks not available on the original EP.    LISTEN       PURCHASE

HS001 MOUNT MAXWELL FORESTRY

Software freakouts, classroom lullabies, and rural radio intercepts from the Gulf Islands. Originally recorded in 2003 and released in a limited CD edition of 100. Members would go on to found Vancouver Island's MMR Collective. This is an extended remaster with bonus tracks not available on the original EP.

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