Dala Horse II: Richard Moult - Suite For Titouan. Dala Horse has already made a huge impression on me, following Kutomo's 'Lauluja Surun Kaaresta' by about 8 months and again limited to just 36 copies, DH#2 strikes you with its beauty for every sense - well, maybe not smell or taste but 3/5 is better than most.
Richard Moult is a member of United Bible Studies and was a founder member of Far Black Furlong (left the band last year). He has also made music with Agitated Radio Pilot and Current 93 and created pieces of art.
This EP is a solo piano suite consisting of five parts totalling just under 18 minutes. It was recorded in a church in East Sussex and that has really helped in adding great size and power to the recording.
I don't want to ruin it by over-hyping this so I'll end short, but I would highly recommend downloading it. Evening of Light have a second suite of Moult's also released this year.
Definitely can't wait for the next Dala Horse release.
Sloow Tapes: Robert Horton and Tom Carter - Campfire
Numinous Eye - The Tunnel At The End Of The Light
The Great Pop Supplement: Spacemen 3 / Wooden Shjips - Big City (demo) / I Believe It
Jack Rose & The Black Twigs - Shooting Creek
Norman Records had copies of a Xela / Manahattan lathe released on Static Caravan yesterday but it looks to be sold out - may have gone to other distros or have been an old release?
They also have copies of the new Rachel Grimes (of Rachel's) LP, 'Book of Leaves'.
Root Strata no longer seem to be selling releases directly. I don't think they've said anything in a mail out or on their website but if, like me, you were waiting for the Barn Owl record to be released and missed Boomkat updating with copies it looks as though we could have missed out? It sounds as though there will be a CD edition at some point but shout if you actually spot the LP anywhere (other than ebay).
Milieu Music: Milieu - Eufloria
Milieu - Translucent Forestation
Coppice Halifax - Beach Glass
Coppice Halifax & Radere - ABX2
Under The Spire: Archers by the Sea - The Surf
Damian Valles - Count(r)ies
Synth Series: Drifts - Future Light Cone
Stellar Om Source - Heartlands Suite
Dream Safari / Ophibre - Split
Sky Dripping Venom - In Krasnozem
Rob Funkhouser - This is why Robots are taking over
Lunar Miasma - Monophonic Ritual
Skulls of Heaven: Second Family Band - Vernal Mystery Hour
Second Family Band - Wisconsin Gospel Vol 5
Second Family Band - Incidental Music from "Run Up the Voodoo
SRA Sounds: Celer - Close Proximity and the Unhindered Care-all
Deep Tapes: Crystal Visions