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artist: C. Reider
title: I'd've
year: 2014
keywords: drone, guitar, metasynth
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A collection of choice drone ambient music recorded in 2003 and not released until now.

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artist: Caroline Park
title: RIM
year: 2013
keywords: drone, viola, maxmsp
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Two contrasting compositions.

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artist: Schemawound
title: Occupy Dreamland
year: 2013
keywords: loop, noise, improvisation
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Schemawound lets go and falls into 'in the moment' noisy-improvisation with a looper. Heavy and bracing.

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artist: Miquel Parera
title: MUME Selections
year: 2013
keywords: algorithmic, electronic, abstract, chaosdrone
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Prickly drones composed algorithmically. Zone-out percolations.

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artist: Daniel Barbiero
title: Four Transformations
year: 2013
keywords: string, double bass, granular synthesis, improv
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One improvisation on double bass processed in four variations through granular synthesis.

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artist: Leo Bettinelli / Jaume Muntsant
title: Wingu
year: 2013
keywords: abstract, improvisation, visual music
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A beautiful longform piece of continually evolving and changing sounds. Begins quite abstract, and eventually moves more toward a lyrical musicality.

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artist: Mysterybear
title: The Quiet Sun
year: 2013
keywords: noise, experimental, feedback, systems-music
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Feedback implies pure chaos, but here you find gesture, intent, expression within the chaos.

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artist: Le Berger
title: Trivial Cataclysms
year: 2013
keywords: noise, guitar-drone, micro-sound
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Small sounds amplified to cataclysmic proportions.

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artist: Alex Charles
title: Drum
year: 2012
keywords: experimental, acoustic, improv
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Alex Charles uses acoustic percussion to mimic electronic soundscapes.

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artist: David Nemeth
title: Backyard Improvisations
year: 2012
keywords: experimental, acoustic, improv
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David Nemeth interacts with the sounds of common backyard objects.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Buddha Reduction
year: 2012
keywords: experimental, reduction, buddha machine, process music
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A piece of process music that evokes minimal techno and electro-acoustic music, but is not of those worlds.

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artist: Jeph Jerman
title: 43'41" for Chris Reider
year: 2012
keywords: drone
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A contemplative and provocative set of acoustic drones from this important sonic practicioner.

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artist: Encomiast
title: gravity is very compelling
year: 2012
keywords: dark-ambient, atmospheric
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Utah experimental composer Ross Hagen supplies this dark, atmospheric work, composed as backing music for the play "Eurydice".

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artist: Jeff Sampson
title: Swarm
year: 2012
keywords: dark-ambient, electronic
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Fellow Colorado resident Jeff Sampson delivers a dark trip into the abyss.

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artist: Mystified
title: Instability Remastered
year: 2012
keywords: electronic, drone, shortwave, abstraction
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Thomas Park's manipulations of phonographic recordings and shortwave broadcasts create an oddly charged atmosphere.

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artist: The Euphoric Hum
title: Flow
year: 2012
keywords: electronic, abstraction
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Germany's Stephan Dragesser steps forward with this set of spiky electronic noises and low rumbles. Incredible work from this new artist.

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artist: Saffron Slumber
title: Piano Drones 1
year: 2011
keywords: experimental, electro-acoustic
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Kevin Stephens experiments with sympathetic vibrations of piano strings, producing a set of towering, overtone-rich drones.

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artist: Auzel
title: Old
year: 2011
keywords: weird, dreamy folk, female vocals, lo-fi
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A diverse set of peculiar, tiny, composed vignettes that suggest contemporary avant-garde composition as much as freak-folk or hometaper weirdness.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Owning Extinctions
year: 2011
keywords: experimental, noise, drone
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A response to the shame, despair and anger felt during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Emotional compositions in experimental noise and ambient sounds.

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artist: Apollon
title: Nox
year: 2003/2011
keywords: collage-loops, industrial, gritty ambient
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An everchanging tapestry of gritty and dark sound vignettes. Includes a tribute to Bryn Jones a.k.a. Muslimgauze.

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artist: Various Artists
title: The More Unknown C. Reider
year: 2011
keywords: Drone, Noise, Ambient, Minimal, Abstract
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Subtitle: 20 Years of Strange Sounds Reworked by the Netlabel Underground
Twenty four respected sound artists from Germany, Japan, Greece, Saint Martin, Portugal, Ireland, Canada and USA took sounds from C. Reider's body of work and transubstantiated them into new living tissues. Amazing compilation in three hour-long parts!.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Fragment Three Re-Works
year: 2010
keywords: experimental, noiseambient, drone
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Twenty year old tracks by Vidna Obmana and PBK reworked into spiky noise-ambient collages. By turns frightening and mesmerizing.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Electret Quintet
year: 2009
keywords: minimaltechno, experimental
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Experimental tracks with a minimal techno/industrial flavor, each one made with one analogue drum machine as its sound source.

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artist: C. Reider & Friends
title: Long Defeat Variations
year: 2008
keywords: ambient, industrial drone
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Remixes of "the Long Defeat". Misty, drifting ambient tones & drones. Music of moments.

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artist: the Implicit Order
title: Disposable Outcome
year: 2008
keywords: musique concréte, industrial drone
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Unsettling atmospheres and technicolor audio collage.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Fine Failures
year: 2008
keywords: arhythmic, minimal techno
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Utterly peculiar dance music that refuses to groove. Distempo? Experimental beats.

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artist: C. Reider
title: the Long Defeat
year: 2003
keywords: ambient, guitar, improv
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Guitar ambient recorded in an abandoned industrial space.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Aughtet
year: 2003
keywords: experimental, musique-concréte, voice
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Speaking voices blasted into spasming granules and quivering clumps of weirdness.

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artist: C. Reider
title: some things i did when i lost my mind
year: 2001
keywords: experimental, noiseambient, drone
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Tracks made while suffering a psychotic depression. Spaced out, but claustrophobic.

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artist: C. Reider / Tarkatak
title: the Druser Pricid
year: 2000
keywords: ambient, noisedrone
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Dark ambient transforming into subdued industrial drone, passing through tense, gritty, distorted passages.

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Previously Released in the Cassette Underground, Re-released Online
artist: Histatic Charge
title: Histatic Charge
year: 1989/2011
keywords: weird, lo-fi, industrial, hometaper
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The first tape I ever heard from the cassette underground. Jaunty little synth ditties with off-time rhythms and odd sensibilities.

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artist: the Unseelie Court
title: Fall
year: 1995/2011
keywords: weird, lo-fi, industrial, hometaper
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A completely odd collection of miscellany from the hometaper days. An unlikely collaboration between C. Reider, Histatic Charge and Auzel. This was the 2nd release ever from Vuzh Music back in the old days.

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artist: the Implicit Order
title: They Live in the Sky
year: 1997/2011
keywords: experimental, collage, loop
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A spooky collection of sound collage with an alien ambience. Originally released on cassette in '97 in a limited edition of 35.

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artist: Crook'd Finger
title: Crook'd Finger vs Harlan / Crook'd Finger vs. D.Rhythm:O
year: 2000/2011
keywords: IDM, Sampletronica
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Bumping remixes of two underground artists by C. Reider's Crook'd Finger.

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artist: Crook'd Finger
title: Aft
year: 2000
keywords: IDM, minimaltechno
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About as "funky" as Vuzh Music gets. Thumping techno.

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artist: Harlan
title: Collective Sounds
year: 1996/2002
keywords: Percussive, sludge, collage
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BLAMMO! Raucous drum + guitar rants rescued from the obscurity of the cassette underground, and freed into the obscurity of the netlabel underground. A classic.

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artist: C. Reider / Implicit Order
title: Opposing Theories
year: 1999
keywords: weirdbient, noisedrone
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Loop-based experimental music, with an emphasis on trancey, zoned-out atmospheres. Weird.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Abandon
year: 1998
keywords: Eclectic, hometaper, collage, minimaltechno
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An eclectic and mixed release of collaborations with friends and other oddities. Re-release of a DIY hometaper classic.

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artist: C. Reider
title: man-hours
year: 1997
keywords: lofi, industrial drone, experimental
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Murky, swimming industrial tones. Quietnoise. Not quite ambient. Re-release of a DIY hometaper classic.

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artist: C. Reider
title: ne quid nimis
year: 1996/2009
keywords: lofi, proto-ambient, noiseambient, experimental
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An early release of quiet proto-ambient experimental sounds made from a panoply of lo-fi sources. Re-release of a DIY hometaper classic.

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Items for Trade / Sale

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artist: C. Reider
title: Hold Music
format: cassette
keywords: drone, field recording, process music
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A varied collection of experimental music.

TRADE PREFERRED. In US, $6.00 (please email if elsewhere)

artist: Drone Forest
title: Amy's Arms / metacollage
format: 12" vinyl 33rpm ltd. to 219
keywords: evocative drone, experimental collage
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A dark, strange and alluring landscape of continuously developing drone scenarios.

Trades for vinyl welcome! In US, $15.50

artist: gorehallreider
title: A Blow to the Head
format: CDr
keywords: noisy dark ambient
info: Cohort Records 2005 Preview streams & 2 free downloads at Last.FM
Gnarly and tense. Continuously changing darkambient traumascapes composed by John Gore with contributions by Steve Hall & C. Reider. Handpainted cover, each one unique.

Trades welcome! In US, $7.00

artist: PBK / C. Reider
title: Discorporate
format: CD ltd. to 120
keywords: noiseambient, spiky drone
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21st Century psychedelic space drone.

Currently SOLD OUT of my copies. Contact Impulsy Stetoskopu for copies.

artist: De Fabriek/C. Reider/Implicit Order
title: Triple Occupancy
format: CDr ltd. to 200
keywords: experimental, industrial, drone
Three way split of otherwise unavailable material.

Trades very welcome! In US, $5

artist: C. Reider
title: GRIME: The Secret Content of the Abandoned Roadside Tapes
format: Cassette/Text ltd. to 100
keywords: experimental, collage, tape, mailart
The result of a mail-art project for which strands of audio tape found along roadsides all over the world were all spliced together at random to create a gritty tapestry of music / noise. Tape strands were mailed in from all over the world. A fascinating study of sonic decay.

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Free C. Reider Downloads on Other Netlabels

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artist: C. Reider
title: the Conjuncts
year: 2013
label: Derivative
keywords: Sampled weirdnesses
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Music made by sampling other musical works that were licensed to allow open remixing.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Edge and Artifact
year: 2013
label: Ilse
keywords: Edge of perception
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An exploration of boundaries and limitations.

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artist: C. Reider and C. Hodges
title: Four Improvisations
year: 2013
label: Open Sound Group
keywords: Electro-acoustic, improv, drone
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Soft, droning explorations, attentive play.

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artist: C. Reider
title: One of the Drone Boys
year: 2012
label: Linear Obsessional
keywords: drone, drone, drone, drone
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Something like a true drone release, but totally not.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Formerly Sine Drones
year: 2011
label: Modisti
keywords: sinewave, electronic, experimental
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Sine waves altered only by changing equalization and dynamics. The intent was to move as far away from the base frequency as possible, to explore overtones and whatever other sound artifacts could be found in repeated equalization treatments.

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artist: C. Reider / Desohll
title: Falling Into Disrepair
year: 2010
label: Dark Winter
keywords: dark ambient
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A slow, spacious guitar improvisation was minimally affected by Desohll from the Netherlands. Deep, dark and textural.

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artist: Fosel
title: Problem of Universals (C. Reider Remixes)
year: 2010
label: Earth Mantra
keywords: mechanical, minimal techno, atmospheric
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Where the Electret Quintet music pulses with the energy of experimental IDM, Problem of Universals conveys a more subdued vibe. Folks who enjoy the experimental, noisy side of music will feel right at home with this release, but it will appeal equally to lovers of old school ambience who want their music a bit more approachable.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Steam Inspector
year: 2009
label: Just Not Normal
keywords: mechanical, musique concréte, experimental
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Deeply experimental hallucinatory collage of evocative noises. Mechanisms breaking down, circuits shorting. Listen and make up your own story about what this piece of music is about.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Linguism
year: 2008
label: Treetrunk
keywords: musique concréte, experimental, voice
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A creepy stuttering examination of Noam Chomsky's speaking voice, sans content.

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artist: C. Reider
title: Inconstant
year: 2008
label: Treetrunk
keywords: microsound, experimental
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A remix of twelve hours of Constant drone from nine artists... the remix strategy was to REMOVE the drone.

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artist: Mystified
title: Beyond Numb Remixes
year: 2008
label: Completely Gone Recordings
keywords: remix, IDM, minimal techno
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Remixes of a track by Mystified. Three C. Reider mixes.

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