Catalogue # 181 (March-April 2020), online version
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# TRIAX - COSMIC ENGINEERS (AMCDR 303/4) 2xCDR - 30/12/2018 session - another Triax with no hurdy-gurdy, with Dave playing violin instead, often with processing that makes it sound like something else. Lots of string synth and mock Mellotron sounds too, twisted electronics, flute, guitar, and much more, all spiced up with live electroacoustics, collage and looping.
# RUIN - WIRED UP (AMCDR 304) March 2018 session - down to a trio on this one, but it's no lesser beast, with lots of multi-tracking going on, it's 8 trips down new rabbit holes, each with many a surprise in store! You'll hear familiar elements of the Ruin sound you know, but an interplay that's different, this is largely due to Curly leaving all the guitar duties to Jack, and instead he plays around a lot more with electronics and also giving more room to flute. There's also lots of sound twisting and reprocessing on the fly resulting in some pretty weird textures. All of this, as usual, is counterpointed or bolstered by the percussion work of Stu. Wired Up indeed!
ENDGAME - LIQUID TIME (AMCDR 302) CDR - brand new 20th anniversary 2019 session! After a hiatus of several years, except for the occasional Quadelectronic performance, this 20th anniversary session from Endgame just goes to show that the daring spirit of Endgame has not at all died out. Fresh and vital, this mixes some well-worn ideas with lots of new ones, and obviously some ideas leeching through form parallel projects Triax and Approaching Infinity. So, expect both the familiar Endgame style (if there is such a thing) embellished by a lot that is different.
RUIN - PLAY (AMCDR 301) from 2014 live video session! As Ruin have never performed live, and maybe they never will, I suggested that maybe they should video one of their studio sessions. And they did, but still wanted to remain somewhat incognito, hence the disguises! So, on the web you can now experience Ruin on the edge, spontaneous and unedited. Following comments that this was so good that it should be released as an album, here it is (not quite warts 'n' all, as some considerable work was needed to get rid of some flaws not evident on the video version) now with greatly improved clarity.
TRIAX - 44 (AMCDR 297) January 2018 recordings - a diverse collection of 12 tracks extracted from 3 big sessions, covering a wide range of moods. Sometimes unmistakably Triax (despite the lack of any hurdy-gurdy, featuring Dave Powell on flute and dulcimer instead), some of it is new previously unexplored territory.
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES - download sampler from the series of 6 discs containing previously unreleased recordings from the 1990s.
QUADELECTRONIC - QE137
- 22 October 2019 - Live performance evening at Quad studios, Leicester
Various other recent Quadelectronic events have also been uploaded, all at "name your price".
Alto Stratus -
electronic/experimental duo established in the 1980s, owners of Ultima Thule - lots of new items here!
Biomechanoid - "Atmospheres & Melodies Inspired By The Paintings Of H.R. Giger" release
Con-Hertz - exclusive releases by Conrad Schnitzler & Wolfgang Hertz
Endgame - improvising electronics trio - new 20th anniversary release: Liquid Time
Extremities - hybrid Endgame/Triax quartet
Alan Freeman - solo releases
Steve Freeman - solo releases
Improquadelectronic - a selection of live electronic events in Leicester 2004+
The Newt Hounds - Nurse With Wound inspired project from Alto Stratus and friends
Kevin O'Neill - solo releases by Welsh synth artist
Orient-Express - French experimental Zeuhl fusion reissue
Dave Powell - experimental music for hurdy-gurdy, flute, etc.
Quadelectronic Documents - a catalogue of all recorded events with name your price download
Quark - instrumental progressive and space-rock from Yorkshire
Ruin - experimental improv rock band from Leicester
Sine Wave - multi-instrumentalist: guitars, synth, Mellotron, etc.
Jim Tetlow - solo releases
Triax - Leicester experimental electronic/acoustic trio
Zircon and The Burning Brains - industrial trio established in the 1980s
Original series of uploads
Triax - ARCHIVE 1
(AMDL 001) download only album info
Endgame - KONTAKTE (AMDL 002) download only album info
Endgame - SPACED (AMDL 003) info
Endgame - MEMENTO (AMDL 004) info
Triax - SUPERNATURAL TROUBADOURS (AMDL 005) info
Triax - DESOLATE (AMDL 006) info
Alto Stratus - ACOUSTIC SURGERY (AMDL 007) info
Con-Hertz - FACE ON RADIO (AMDL 008) info
Con-Hertz - CONTRASTS CD1 (AMDL 009) info
Con-Hertz - CONTRASTS CD2 (AMDL 010) info
Alto Stratus - ALCHEMY (AMDL 011) info
Alto Stratus - DEVASTATION (AMDL 012) info
Alto Stratus - REWIRED (AMDL 013) info
Zircon and The Burning Brains - COLD SMOKE (AMDL 014) info
Zircon and The Burning Brains - EMBERS (AMDL 015) info
Alto Stratus - ASYLUM (AMDL 016) download only album info
The Zircon Game - FIRE LANE (AMDL 017) info
Zircon and The Burning Brains - DISSECTING HUMAN LIFE (AMDL 018) info
Endgame - DARK MATTER (AMDL 019) info
Endgame - HORSELENGTH (AMDL 020) info
Alto Stratus - VISIONS (AMDL 021) info
Alto Stratus - ASYLUM
Alto Stratus - 1980'S SELECTION info
Alto Stratus - 2000'S SELECTION info
Endgame - KALEIDOSCOPE info
Ruin - SPONTANEOUS VOL.1 info
Ruin - SPONTANEOUS VOL.2 info
Triax - REFRACTIONS info
All other August 2014+ uploads have physical release catalogue numbers suffixed DL
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21. New 7th Music - NEW 7TH MUSIC THE EXPLODING HEADBAND (AMCDR 132 RN) info images Amazon B00O95CPK0
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RouteNote site only hosts the front cover. Use the info and images links here to get full release info and cover art!
ASIN numbers, i.e. B0714BKRCN are Amazon reference codes.
Rancid Poultry - LOOK OUT! is now at Amazon after an upload glitch was corrected.
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