NIGEL SAMWAYS / VECCHI-TELLER - NUCLEAR BEACH [CDR / EP] EPH16 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

Ephre presents a new split EP of sun scorched, junk debris infested ambi-scapes and noise from Nigel Samways and Vecchi-Teller. Instrumentation includes a rhythm bashed out on a mutant shellfish drum set, a radioactive cormorant choir conducted by the ghost of John Bunyan, plus The Incredible Melting Baby Jesus Holiday Players. EP Running time: 37 minutes.
   
   

ELECTRIC LANDSCAPES OF REBELLION - BLACK SEA AND BOATS PASSING BY [CDR / EP] EPH15 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

Electric Landscapes of Rebellion is the improvisional duo of Edith Alonso (Spain) and Antony Maubert (France). Working with found sound, circuit bending, home made electronics, everyday objects, DSP and digital synthesis. This release takes you across an eerily abstract sonic landscape, punctuated by electric sparks, snatches of diaglogue, sinister sine waves and machine static hum. Running time: 29 minutes.
   
   

FORMER_AIRLINE - SLEEPING IN THE DEAD POOL [CDR / ALBUM] EPH14 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

Ephre presents a highly varied and ambitious album from Masaki Kubo (aka former_airline). from the cold opening minimalism of 'Skysensor' via the strangely warped harmonies of 'The day of forever' and the dense rhythmic abstractions of 'Music from the death lounge', this is an album that twists and turns down unexpected musical corridors. Some may also recognise certain thematic nods to the master of unbound sci-fi psycho eroticism, JG Ballard. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.
   
   

PJE - UNTIL THERE'S NOTHING LEFT [CDR / EP] EPH13 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

 

With a number of releases across different labels, PJE has covered a variety of ambient and electronica influenced musical terrain. For his release on Ephre however, something quite different has been created. Stripped down, naive sounding guitar-generated electronic drones which seem to somehow evoke the ghost of a hypnotic sitar raga in their incessant harmonics. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.
   

PLEQ AND LAUKI - THE GRAVITY LENS [CDR / EP] EPH12 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

 

Ephre presents a collaboration EP from Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq) and Mikel Lauki. This EP consists of a single longform piece which moves through several mournful, atmospheric sections. The arching melodies and harmonics reveal themselves further over time, rising in and out of submerged bass notes and fizzing field recordings. Together, these two artists both have links to drone music and electronica, something which one can hear in their collaboration. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.

     

JAN KEES HELMS - STRINGSTRANG TWO [CDR / ALBUM] EPH11 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

 

StringStrang Two is a formidable exercise in minimal droneworks from Jan Kees Helms. Using using only guitars and field recordings - all the pieces were recorded in one movement without the use of overdubs. These are considered works which enigmatically stretch onward and outward, drawing the listener in deeper over time. This work is a continuation of the Stringstrang project, the first part of which was released on the German 'The Verato Project' of Suggestion Records. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.
   

RNCPS - III [ALBUM] [CDR / ALBUM] EPH10 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

RNCPS is a collaboration between Nigel Samways and Daniel Dickel. The project was mostly improvised and jammed using a variety of live instruments and devices, always incorporating a large amount of sampled material direct from low quality soundtracks and foley. The album is split into two sections - one of collage based, erratic sketches and scenes and the other reflecting more of an introverted retreat. The album deliberately juxtaposes the absurd and the serious in an often jarring fashion. Influenced by 1970s and early 80s sci-fi films and comics - in particular the filthy imagined junk future of Strontium Dog from 2000AD. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.
   

JONATHAN READ - VOLANS 2 [CDR / EP] EPH09 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

 

Jonathan Read's second EP for Ephre comes as a very worthy follow up to his 2010 work. 'Volans 2' covers a different, possibly more outwardly emotive musical terrain but has a certain sentiment and spacious, deep sound in common with it's predecessor. Hints at selenographic matters link with the previous EP's notion of cocooned space travel. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.
   

NIGEL SAMWAYS - NINE BARROW DOWN [CDR / EP]

Plundering sampled material from two eminent and quintessentially English composers of differing creed and re-working with his own performances, this EP relates to a teenage experience of potentially baffling and unexplained origins whilst alone at night in the Dorset countryside. Further illumination on this matter can be found in the inner sleeve of this release. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.
   

COEVAL / MIGUEL A.GARCIA / MIGUEL PRADO - TIRASSE [CDR / EP] EPH07 / £4.50 INCLU P&P

 

Ephre presents a challenging new work by a Spanish improvising ensemble of Miguel A.Garcia, Miguel prado and Juan Carlos Blancos (Coeval). Fizzing drones merge with field recordings and live instrumentation to create a luminous sonic landscape that moves through some intruiging passages, still turning up some twists and surprises. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS.