Meursault is the solo moniker of Shaun Falconer, a musician based out of Glasgow. The project first came to my attention by way of three simply gorgeous self-released cdrs birthed last year by Falconer's own Eagle + Serpent Recordings imprint. "Sleeping Debris" follows very much in the trajectory established by those prior releases, but feels perhaps even more focused. Employing bowed guitars and piano, Falconer coaxes frail webs of cascading drones and beautiful swelling timbres into evocative mantras which hang thick in the air like fog. Cathartic and transportive in the best possible way.
Olafur Arnalds recorded and released seven songs in seven days a couple of weeks ago, well worth a listen.
Some shops were stocking the new Root Strata releases last week. I've noticed both Boomkat and Volcanic Tongue have had the new Ilyas Ahmed album available. Got my copy through the other day and would definitely recommend it. Should be released on Root Strata's website on the 1st of May.
The new Twinsistermoon album arrived the other day as well - some info and images have been put onto Discogs but previews are likely to be limited, they are floating around though. I'd definitely keep an eye on UltraHardGel and its distributors.
The 3LP on Blackest Rainbow is still a while off but is apparently going to be limited to around 500. Don't know if that will mean a huge rush but no doubt distros will be stockpiling in case you miss out direct.
Big Blood have announced their next CD release on their Dontrustheruin blog. It will be a 2 CD set out on the 15th May - available from Time Lag, Tomentosa and North East Indie.
Hoards of MV & EE live albums were made more available this week via Volcanic Tongue and Eclipse Records. I may upload one or two of these in the future, even though they're only $7.99 (from Eclipse) keeping up with these guys is quite expensive so if you have a request for a specific album I'll see what I can do when they arrive.
A minority of one - Anahata
Monks of the Balhill & Architetus Rex
Book of Shadows - The Veil
Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Air - Imbolc
Sadastor - Herald of confusion
HöSTSåDD - Under Timmen av Somn
Pick Up - Mouthless
Steven R Smith & Greg Davis - Westering
Merzbow - 13 Japanese Birds vol. 4: Karasu
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO - Dark side of the black moon
Holy Sons - Drifters sympathy
Emily Jane White - Dark undercoat
KEMIALLISET YSTÄVÄT - Harmaa Laguuni
throuRoof — Throught the Book of Lambspring
Kabyzdoh Obtruhamchi — Estcho
Sean McCann — Frame of Mind
M. Geddes Gengras — Smoke Blower
Dead Pilot Records
Timothy C. Holehouse - To The Howls At Midnight
Book of Shadows - Secretgarden
Partli Cloudi - Rotten Wood
V/A - Pins of Light
Concern - Truth & Distance (haven't heard the whole thing but judging by the sample this could be excellent)
Peter Wright - Snow Blind (2 CD)
Insound.com announced 7" re-issues of EPs by The Ramones and The Replacements last week.