10-20: Magent Marsh (Broken60)

themilkman on Feb 29th 2012 12:52 am

10-20: Magnet Marsh

Magnet Marsh
21 Tracks. 58mins08secs

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While CD sales continue to dwindle ever further into insignificance as MP3s and other digital formats  become more and more dominant, there has been a steady resurgence of old-style analogue formats, first with vinyls then, more recently, with the cassette tape. Whilst remaining tied up to specialist markets, these formats are providing an increasingly potent counterpoint to the all-digital revolution, and their popularity is a testament to their longevity. By definition, the cassette was always the ultimate practical music format, due in no small part to its handy size and recordable capacity, making it the first essential portable medium with the advent of the Sony Walkman in the eighties, and the first music sharing tool via mixtapes and self-released cassettes. Continue Reading »

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TVO/THE VILLAGE ORCHESTRA: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Broken20)

themilkman on Oct 15th 2010 01:23 am

TVO/The Village Orchestra: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

TVO/The Village Orchestra
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale
Broken20 2010
05 Tracks. 94mins01secs

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Earlier this year, purveyor of fine electronic and experimental music Highpoint Lowlife announced that they were to cease operating at the end of the year. Around the same time, The Village Orchestra’s Ruaridh Law launched Broken20, a label set up with Production Unit’s Dave Donnelly and Erstlaub’s Dave Fyans. While he has released music on a number of labels, Law had become one of the most highly regarded members of the Highpoint Lowlife stable, first as part of the excellent Marcia Blaine School For Girls entity, then with his own project, The Village Orchestra, under which banner he released what remains to this day one of the finest electronic records of the last ten years, Et In Arcadia Ego, in 2004.

Broken20’s inaugural release comes in the shape of a two-fold release from Law bringing together two of his slightly different projects in one compelling record. Continue Reading »

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