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All available releases at Little Universe can be purchased at the Little Universe Discogs inventory. Cheers Gary (December 2014)

Marconi Union | Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2)

Marconi Union | Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol.2) | £9.99

The tracks are minimal, combining warm drones and drifting sounds with occasional sparse rhythms. Part 1 is the original commissioned track which has been hailed as 'the world's most relaxing song'. Created instinctively and intuitively by Marconi Union it has been claimed by others to have therapeutic properties in the way the track almost appears to have a heartbeat running through it which slows down very gently throughout the piece, encouraging a deep sense of relaxation in the body. Its use of specific rhythms, deep bass tones, frequencies and intervals induce an almost trance like state in the listener.


If an electronic track can be a limpid pool, this one is. Not a ripple touches the surface, not a single speck of dust clouds the glassy stillness. Weightless the album contains five more similarly translucently gorgeous tracks.”
The Sunday Times

An ethereal sense of eternally free flowing dimensions...worth the wait
DJ Mag 8/10

Two years after [Weightless] was declared 'the most relaxing tune ever' they've delivered five further, equally calming, pieces worthy of men once asked to remaster the Eno's back catalogue.
Uncut 8/10

 

 


Echaskech | Origin

Echaskech | Origin | £9.99

On 'Origin', their third album, Echaskech have introduced new sonic sources including analogue hardware, live percussion, field recordings, piano plus bass and acoustic guitar – all underpinned with good old fashioned software synthesis and sound design.
Origin' was created to be otherworldly yet organic in theme, to conjure up images of distant places alongside themes of exploration and habitation of new worlds. The results straddle multiple genres with a sound that refuses to be easily defined in general terms yet retains a distinct epic and melodic slant. At times it bristles with clarity, at others fizzes with warmth. Shiny, strident percussion accompanies atmospheric catchy hooks whilst tunes such as 'Anomie', 'Scanners' and 'Paper Scissors' mutate and twist delivering unexpected turns of mood as they progress. Overall, it's an album of multi-faceted and varied hues - melodic, epic, cerebral (yet never overly obscure or complex) with a thoroughly unique and original mixture of musical styles.

 "A mighty piece of work"
5/5 DMC World

An album of intelligent genre-hopping"
4/5 Mojo

"One of the albums of 2014"
5/5 Globetronica

"A highly contagious album worth revisiting time and time again"
Igloomag

"The pair are at the top of their game"
The Crack

 

Various | Emerging Organisms Vol. 5

Various | Emerging Organisms Vol. 5 | £11.99

New compilation series showcasing 30 new and exclusive songs from some of electronic music’s most promising new and established talents. Artists include Ocoeur, c.db.sn, Roel Funcken, Comaduster, Dreissk, Tangent, Blamstrain, Huron, Ginormous, Cloud Roots feat. Tineidae, VNDL, Dirk Geiger, The_Empath, Zinovia, Charles & The Fury, Balkansky, r.roo, Blossom, Idlefon, Atiq & EnK, Frank Riggio, Miktek, The Walton Hoax, Poordream, Underfelt, Pleq and Marihiko Hara, Adsol, Displacer, MultiColor, Jan Amit, and Lights Out Asia.

Asonat | Connection

Asonat | Connection | £9.99

Connection is the new album from Icelandic electronic-pop artists Asonat. The album finds the original duo of Ásgrímsson (of Plastik Joy) and Jónas Thór Guðmundsson (Ruxpin) expanding into a trio that now encapsulates, their often go-to, French vocalist Oléna Simon. Connection also find the band writing more from their respective parts of Europe. Their current bases of operation being Estonia, Iceland and France made the creation process a bit more challenging but the trio already has such a 'connection' that they can come together to make some of the best electronic-pop of their collective carriers regardless of geographic location or cultural background.

Jon Hopkins | How I Live Now | £9.99

The original soundtrack is scored by Jon Hopkins, composer, producer and longterm collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay.  Featuring some of his darkest, most nihilistic work to date, the score is built from two contrasting elements – atonal, sub-terrestrial drones with a backbone of pounding rhythms, and sublimely pastoral acoustic piano. These two opposing musical forces guide the viewer through the film, by turns disturbing and beautifully meditative. The centrepiece of the score is the track The Hawk, a timeless and heartbreaking theme that recurs throughout the film.

(ghost) | A Vast and Decaying Appearance

(ghost) | A Vast and Decaying Appearance | £9.99

Brian Froh was influenced by music as young as age five. Growing up in a small farm town in Connecticut, Brian was able to find a group of friends that shared the same passion for music, which led them to perform, compose, and record music for 8 years together. With his friends nearing the end of their college days Brian felt it was time to look into a new direction, and began composing under the name (ghost). Drawing from musical influences such as the likes of Proem and Boards of Canada, as well as the twisted plots of Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King.

 

Idlefon | Intensive Collectivity Known As City

Idlefon | Intensive Collectivity Known As City | £9.99

Ambiance and rhythm seep through this interurban soundscape, haunting and beautiful, calibrating the subconscious and aligning the soul. Complex and intricate beats blend with textural tones, signed by distant voices and enticing melodies to create this serendipitous world where responsibilities are disregarded and time is seemingly infinite. A glimpse at what lies beneath the ordinary.


bvdub | A History Of Distance

bvdub | A History Of Distance | £9.99

"A History of Distance" has a far more aching undercurrent than any of his previous bvdub works. Each of the four narrative length tracks beg for your attention then envelop you in their dreamy arc. There are even a few moments sprinkled about its near 80 minute run-time where Van Wey takes bvdub into new territory, most evident in the title track with its contorted Garage shuffle and gauzy Shoegaze epilogue. "A History of Distance" is bvdub spreading out, encasing you in waves of sound even more than before, whether it be by geography, or that empty feeling of isolation that some of us deal with everyday....

 
Dryft | The Blur Vent

Dryft | The Blur Vent | £9.99

The new album by Dryft (Mike Cadoo), The Blur Vent, yet again adding new textures and styles to Dryft's phonic scuffle. Beginning where its predecessor left us hanging, The album quickly launches us into some mutant after party where Drag, Future Garage, Drone and even R&B elements have been defaced to fit Cadoo's clear vision of Dryft in 2014.

 
Tangent | Transience

Tangent | Transience | £9.99 

From Dutch duo Tangent comes their engaging sophomore effort ‘Transience’. An auditory montage of beatwork that blends subtly abrasive, mechanical rhythms with fascinating time signatures, scattered glitches, and nostalgic orchestral movements, that culminate into a cauldron of latent kinetic energy and sophisticated electronic noir.

 
EyeScream | Noir

EyeScream | Noir | £9.99 

EyeScream's 1st release 'Noir' on Tympanik Audio. Written specifically for the Tympanik Audio audience, ‘Noir‘ seamlessly blends a multitude of elements from diverse genres to create an intriguing listening experience. From clean, glitchy synthlines and pronounced beatwork to expansive ambient and post-rock elements, the sound of ‘Noir‘ proves to be both interchangeable and elusive; at once an emotive journey that leads you out of a disturbing dream and into warm sunlight.

 

Brilliant new album from Ocoeur | A Parallel Life is now available at Little Universe.
"fusing thoughtfully crafted melodies with twitchingly syncopated techno"

Also back in stock 
Ocoeur | Light As A Feather | £9.99

 

Ocoeur | A Parallel Life

Ocoeur | A Parallel Life | £9.99

Ocoeur's latest album A Parallel Life finds Franck Zaragoza showcasing his adeptness at fusing thoughtfully crafted melodies with twitchingly syncopated techno. Zaragoza's melodies, while often shrouded in hazes of static, affect the cinematic minimalism of Modern Composition. These such comparisons put him stylistically hovering somewhere between the likes of Arovane and Max Richter which is no meager feat. A Parallel Life aches, breathes, pulsates and is forever churning. It has a subliminal soul that is all too often a casualty of electronic music of this style. A Parallel Life is out July 22nd on CD.

Special offer on Ltd availability on the "Bliss out" range  of CD's on the Darla label. Features a varied range of Downtempo electronica. Click on the album covers to purchase. Only £8.99 each! Once there're gone...there're gone!!

 

Flowchart | Tenjira Windy & Carl | Antarctica Orange Cake Mix | Silver Lining Underwater Füxa | Venoy Tomorrowland | Stereoscopic Soundwaves Mirza | Anadromous Transient Waves | Wading & Waiting American Analog Set, The | Late One Sunday & The Following Morning Junior Varsity KM | Taking Care Of You
Sweet Trip | Halica Bright | Blue Christian Cat's Miaow, The | The Long Goodbye Lilys | Zero Population Growth Technicolor | Normal Control Range Mus | AÍda Aarktica | ...Or You Could Just Go Through Your Whole Life And Be Happy Anyway Japancakes | Belmondo Manual with  Jess Kahr | The North Shore

A brand new album from The Long Light (Andy Condon of The Glimmer Room) "Our Waking Hours" Ltd to just 40 copies. Those of you into Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Bruno Sanfilippo's, "Piano Textures" and John Foxx's, "Cathedral Oceans" albums will lap this  up.

 

The Long Light | Our Waking Hours | £9.99

The Long Light | Our Waking Hours | £9.99

"Our Waking Hours is an album of two sides, side one is a minimal piano piece side two is a system piece akin to Brian Eno’s Discrete Music. The idea of this album is that it is collaboration between you and me, you choose a day any day and start it by playing track one before you do anything else and finish your day with the second track as you drift off to sleep. During your waking hours you take a picture, write some text something that encapsulated your day and send it to me where I will upload it to a page on the new Long Light website. My hope is that within a few months we can together create something quite unique and special."  - Andy Condon thelonglight.com

Two brand new releases at Little Universe this month from Glacial Movements. MACHINEFABRIEK, "Stillness Soundtracks" and YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN  "Northern Gulfs". 

 
MACHINEFABRIEK | Stillness Soundtracks | £10.99

MACHINEFABRIEK | Stillness Soundtracks | £10.99

Trained as a graphic designer, Rotterdam's Rutger Zuydervelt started releasing as Machinefabriek in 2004. In 2006 he released his first official full length album, 'Marijn', which was voted by the Wire as one of that years bests electronica albums.

Now the film scores are presented on 'Stillness Soundtracks', including two exclusive tracks. "It speaks for itself that there's no better label to release this then the Glacial Movements label, so I couldn't be happier" Rutger Zuydervelt, April 2014.


YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN | Northern Gulfs | £10.99

YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN | Northern Gulfs | £10.99

Yair Elazar Glotman is a musician and sound artist living and working in Berlin. His focus is on experimental electroacoustic composition, sound installations and sound sculptures. In addition, he works as a sound designer and composer for film, dance and video art.

This album is a journey through the arctic gulfs in the north seas . Electro-acoustic composition aiming to find a delicate balance between digital processing and analog electronics, with acoustic instruments and real-world field recordings.

Bavaria | We'll Take a Dive | £ 10.99

Bavaria | We'll Take a Dive | £ 9.99

Bavaria is John Tejada and Kimi Recor. While We'll Take a Dive is the first for the duo's newly cemented partnership they have appeared as guests on each other's releases for nearly a decade. In theory We'll Take a Dive might sound like an exercise in minimalism, which couldn't be further from the truth. The album highlights the duo's deftness in getting maximal use from their instruments of choice while creating a superb darkly-hued electronic pop album that showcases its own unique strain of affecting tension and restraint.

 

Mark Harris | The Angry Child | £ 10.99

Mark Harris | The Angry Child | £ 9.99

I usually put a project "to bed' for a few months and not listen to it and come back to it fresh (I've always feel there's a danger of getting too close to your work). Listening back I was stuck by how all of the pieces were evocative of the landscape of rural Norfolk in the UK where I spent a lot of time when I was a boy, an endless flat landscape where the tide would take the sea out from miles and at times the sea / the sky / and the weather all gradually merge together. I remember how as a boy I would spend hours sitting on a small hill looking out to sea watching the light / clouds and weather gradually change... I hope the listener catches something of the feeling of that place and time by listening to this work, so please, enjoy. - Mark Harris

 

Elise Mélinand | Gray Hoodie | £ 10.99

Elise Mélinand | Gray Hoodie | £ 9.99

Gray Hoodie is the debut album from french musician / composer Elise Mélinand. Crafted by Mélinand to tell a story of a friend who gave her a gray hoodie one cold evening. This gray hoodie was a symbol of their friendship and this album is said by Mélinand to be "A way to thank him for everything he gave me". Gray Hoodie showcases Mélinand's childlike voice and legato string work juxtaposed over frenetic experimental beat-work all injected into ten cinematic vignettes that exude the comfort and warmth of a sweatshirt on a cold day.

 
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