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28. 10. 2013
2014 release plans.

02. 10. 2013
October events update.

08. 09. 2013
September events update.

09. 08. 2013
Summer.

02. 07. 2013
Summer cleaning /
funds for the future.

14. 06. 2013
Upcoming releases.

26. 04. 2013
Spring.

04. 03. 2013
Eleh Homage 3xLP box
available now!

11. 02. 2013
Eleh Homage 3xLP box
coming soon.

30. 11. 2012
Jon Mueller Death Blues LP available for pre-order.

26. 10. 2012
Test pressing & rarities auctions, end of 2012 plans, etc

28. 09. 2012
TAIGA 23 available for pre-order.

31. 08. 2012
TAIGA 21 & 22 available now!

31. 07. 2012
TAIGA 21 & 22 pre-orders available

31. 05. 2012
TAIGA 20 available for pre-order.

30. 05. 2012
Happy 80th birthday
Pauline Oliveros!

30. 04. 2012
TAIGA 19 available now!

28. 03. 2012
Spring 2012 mix

29. 02. 2012
TAIGA 18 available now!

19. 01. 2012
TAIGA 17 available now!

02. 12. 2011
HOLC release date & 2012

08. 11. 2011
HOLC reviews & PO's 80th.

04. 10. 2011
David Gamper 1945-2011

03. 10. 2011
New release delays.

16. 09. 2011
Thank you for participating.

30. 08. 2011
Eleh test press fundraiser auction.

12. 08. 2011
Now in production &
upcoming releases.

14. 06. 2011
House of Low Culture LP+12"

01. 06. 2011
Mamiffer in Minneapolis, etc.

17. 05. 2011
TAIGA 16 available now!

15. 04. 2011
MAP Fever Dream won Qwartz 7 award for artwork / packaging.

25. 03. 2011
TAIGA 15 ltd silver vinyl sold out.

16. 03. 2011
TAIGA 15 ltd green vinyl sold out
& a jacket photo from Stoughton.

15. 03. 2011
TAIGA 15 available now.

01. 03. 2011
TAIGA 15 available soon
& Qwartz awards.

11. 01. 2011
TAIGA 12 & 14
LTD editions SOLD OUT

01. 11. 2010
Kayo Dot
"Coyote" LP

08. 09. 2010
Timeless Pulse "Trio" 2xLP
Bryce Beverlin II "Seizing Fate by the Throat" LP

02. 07. 2010
TAIGA Eye of the Storm

16. 06. 2010
TAIGA 11 white edition SOLD OUT

04. 06. 2010
TAIGA 11 clear edition SOLD OUT

11.05.2010
Douglas Quin
"FATHOM" LP

31.03.2010
Tatsuya Nakatani
4 month / 4th annual / solo
USA / cross country / 2010

20.03.2010
Rafael Toral
"Space Elements Vol.II" LP available now!

26. 01. 2010
MAP
"Fever Dream" 2xLP available now!

15. 12. 2009
TAIGA 8 SOLD OUT

07. 12. 2009
TAIGA 8 gold edition SOLD OUT

16. 11. 2009
TAIGA 8 marble edition SOLD OUT

13.11.2009
Lotus Eaters
"Mind Control for Infants" 2xLP available now!

14. 07. 2009
TAIGA 7 SOLD OUT

09. 07. 2009
TAIGA 7 screenprint edition is SOLD OUT.

08. 07. 2009
Eleh
"Homage to the Sine Wave" LP available now!

01. 04. 2009
Rafael Toral
North American Tour 2009

27. 02. 2009
Giuseppe Ielasi
"(another) stunt" EP
avaliable now!

04. 11. 2008
Deep Listening Band
"Then & Now Now & Then" 2xLP
available now!

18. 10. 2008
WIRE reviews Eleh "Homage to the Square Wave" LP.

20. 09. 2008
Rafael Toral
"Space Elements Vol.I" LP available now!

05. 07. 2008
TAIGA 4 screenprint edition is SOLD OUT.

29. 06. 2008
Eleh
"Homage to the Square Wave" LP available now!

14. 06. 2008
Eleh LP jackets.

03. 04. 2008
Rafael Toral
"Space Solo 1" LP available now!

01. 01. 2008
Rafael Toral
"Space" 2xLP available now!

 

 

 

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28 OCTOBER 2013

2014 release plans.




Although 2013 has been a quiet year with no new records since Spring, we will resume releasing new titles in January 2014. Below is a partial list of confirmed titles with many others still in the works. Thanks for your continued attention & support.


Lawrence English Viento LP
Philip Corner Deutsche Bundesbahn LP
Boris The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked extra LP
Francisco Lopez untitled #300 LP
Oren Ambarchi & Martin NG featuring Ensemble Offspring The Vanishing 2xLP
Jessica Pavone Knuckle Under LP
Paul Panhuysen Eight Double Sudokus LP
Rafael Toral Space Solo 2 LP
Enrico Coniglio Bragós LP
etc

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2 OCTOBER 2013

October events update.

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8 SEPTEMBER 2013

September events update.



HoLC flyer by Casey Deming

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9 AUGUST 2013

Summer.

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2 JULY 2013

Summer cleaning / funds for the future.

Thanks to everyone who picked up records during the summer clearance, your support is very much appreciated!

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14 JUNE 2013

Upcoming releases.





Upcoming releases:


Philip Corner Deutsche Bundesbahn LP
Paul Panhuysen Eight Double Sudokus LP
Enrico Coniglio Bragós LP
Lawrence English Viento LP
Francisco Lopez untitled#300 LP
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26 APRIL 2013

Spring.

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4 MARCH 2013

Eleh Homage 3xLP box available now!

TAIGA 25 - Eleh Homage 3xLP box is now available in our shop.

Listen to 1-minute samples from each disc or read more about this title.

All 3 discs are pressed on 200g virgin vinyl & come in silkscreened jackets.
The components are housed in a rigid white slipcase with spot-varnish printing hand-numbered /800.

*Update: 5 March 2013 - This is sold out but is or will be available soon from:
Important, Forced Exposure, Metamkine, Boomkat, Norman, Volcanic Tongue, SoundOhm, etc




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11 FEBRUARY 2013

Eleh Homage 3xLP box coming soon.

TAIGA 25 - Eleh Homage 3xLP box will be available to order soon.
No pre-orders for this title, it will be available to order when it's ready to ship.
The discs & silkscreened jackets have arrived but the boxes are still being manufactured.
Once the boxes arrive, hopefully soon, assembly will commence with ordering to follow shortly thereafter.

An email will be sent to our mailing list when these are available.
If you are not on the list & would like to be added send a request to info@taigarecords.com.

View the cover art & listen to 1-minute samples from each disc in our catalog or read more about this title here.


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30 NOVEMBER 2012

Jon Mueller Death Blues LP available for pre-order.

TAIGA 24 - Jon Mueller Death Blues LP is now available for pre-order.
There will be 100 gold & baby blue blend, 200 silver & 200 black pressed, all on 200g virgin vinyl.
The LPs will come packaged in hand-numbered heavy-duty litho-wrapped jackets including the full Death Blues manifesto.
A completion date is not confirmed at this point but these will likely start shipping around January 14, 2013.

*Update 3 December 2012: the gold & baby blue blend version is sold out but silver & black vinyl are still available for pre-order.
*Update 30 January 2013: this title is sold out.

This release is a collaboration between Taiga & Hometapes.
Hometapes have released a digital version & the whole album is available for listening here.
Additionally, the Death Blues manifesto, which will be included with the LP, can be downloaded at Change This.

Listen to an excerpt, read more about the Death Blues album or pre-order the LP in our shop.
For full details on the Death Blues project visit deathblues.com

Front & back covers:



A side label on white & silver blend as an example of how the gold & baby blue color will look & B side label on silver vinyl:

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26 OCTOBER 2012

Test pressing & rarities auctions, end of 2012 plans, etc

To raise funds for our upcoming releases we have listed 23 auctions, one for each title Taiga has released so far.
Auctions include test pressings &, in the instances we didn't have an extra test, sold out color vinyl versions from our archives.
All ending Friday, November 2, the funds from these auctions will help us continue to make future releases of the highest caliber.

Speaking of future releases, we have two very special titles we are working towards getting out before the end of 2012:
Eleh Homage 3LP boxed set & Jon Mueller Death Blues LP
More information on both of these releases will be posted here soon.

Finally, thanks to everyone who pre-ordered the Nakatani Gong Orchestra LP!
The vinyl arrived on October 10 but the jackets are still being manufactured.
Once the jackets arrive these will be assembled & shipped out immediately.
Please note, there are only a few of the the limited to 100 white / clear half & half split vinyl left in our shop.

*Update 21 November 2012: All Nakatani Gong Orchestra LP pre-orders have shipped as of Monday, November 19, 2012.
The white / clear version is sold out but gong & black vinyl is still available in our shop.


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28 SEPTEMBER 2012

TAIGA 23 available for pre-order.

TAIGA 23 - Tatsuya Nakatani Nakatani Gong Orchestra LP is now available for pre-order.
These are currently scheduled to begin shipping the week of October 29, 2012.

Read more about the Nakatani Gong Orchestra LP here or listen to an excerpt here.

Pressed on 100 white / clear split, 200 black & 500 gong, the entire pressing is on 200g virgin vinyl.
Packaged in a heavy Stoughton tip-on jacket wrapped in black paper printed with metallic ink & hand-numbered /800 on the back.

Jacket front & back cover:



*Update 10 October 2012: The jackets are still being manufactured but the vinyl has arrived!

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31 AUGUST 2012

TAIGA 21 & 22 available now!

The new Deep Listening Band & Pauline Oliveros 2xLPs have arrived & will start shipping next week.
Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered, your support is greatly appreciated!

Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP transparent blue vinyl sold out through pre-orders.
A few mustard & black vinyl copies remain in our shop.

Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift 2xLP broze vinyl also sold out during pre-orders.
A handful of transparent purple & black vinyl copies remain in our shop.

*Update 12 September 2012: Both of these titles are sold out, check our distributors/select stores for availability:
Forced Exposure, Metamkine, Boomkat, Norman, Volcanic Tongue, SoundOhm, Denovali etc

TAIGA 21 - Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP:





TAIGA 22 - Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift 2xLP:



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31 JULY 2012

TAIGA 21 & 22 pre-orders available

TAIGA 21 & 22 are now available for pre-order.
Test pressings have been approved for both titles & they are in final stages of production now.
These are scheduled to begin shipping the week of August 27, 2012.

TAIGA 21 - Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP consists of highlights from DLB's January 2011 residency in Seattle.
Listen to an except here or read more about the album here.
There is also a 10:00 excerpt from Needle Drop Jungle in the Spring 2012 Mix at Sound Colour Vibration.

TAIGA 22 - Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift 2xLP was recorded 25 September 2010 at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY with Anne Bourne, Andrew Deutsch, Miguel Frasconi, David Grubbs, Jason Huang & Suzanne Thorpe.
Listen to an except here or read more about the album here.

Needle Drop Jungle pressing info: 100 transparent royal blue, 200 opaque mustard yellow & 200 black (all 200g virgin vinyl).
Primordial / Lift pressing info: 100 opaque bronze, 200 transparent purple & 200 black (all 200g virgin vinyl).
Both titles come packaged in pocket-flooded doublewide jackets with custom slipcovers.

TAIGA 21 - Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP:


TAIGA 22 - Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift 2xLP:

*color vinyl images courtesy of Pirates Press.

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31 MAY 2012

TAIGA 20 available for pre-order

TAIGA 20 - Jon Mueller & James Plotkin Terminal Velocity 2xLP is now available for pre-order.
These are scheduled to begin shipping the week of June 25, 2012.
Mueller & Plotkin are performing together June 21, 22 & 23 on the US east coast, details below.

*Update 5 July 2012: This is sold out here but will be available soon from:
Forced Exposure, Metamkine, Boomkat, etc

Listen to an except here or read more about the album here.
There is also a 10:00 excerpt from Terminal Velocity in the Spring 2012 Mix at Sound Colour Vibration.

Pressing info: 100 transparent light blue w/ opaque gray splatter, 200 transparent orange & 200 black (all 200g virgin vinyl).
Packaged in heavy-duty Stoughton tip-on gatefold jackets printed on a felt textured paper to compliment the graphite drawings.
Each copy is hand-numbered /500 on the spine.

Gatefold jacket front cover, back cover & inner spread:

Approximations of A & C labels on transparent light blue w/ opaque gray splatter vinyl + B & D labels on transparent orange:

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30 MAY 2012

Happy 80th birthday Pauline Oliveros!

American visionary electronic & experimental music pioneer Pauline Oliveros turns 80 today. Her incalculable & continuing contributions to education, science & sonic art are certainly cause for celebration! Just as there have been many performances, workshops, etc. leading up to this day the festivities will not stop here. To commemorate, Taiga Records is releasing 2 double-LPs, Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle & Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift, both in production now. For more events surrounding PO's 80th, please visit her calendar.


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30 APRIL 2012

TAIGA 19 available now!

TAIGA 19 - Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox Wired Open Day 2009 2xLP
is now availble in our shop. This will begin shipping next week, around May 7, 2012.

Update 22 May 2012: This is sold out from us but available now or soon from:
Forced Exposure, Metamkine, Boomkat, Volcanic Tongue, etc

Listen to 2:30 excerpts from each side of Wired Open Day 2009 included in our Spring 2012 Mix at Sound Colour Vibration.
Read more about the album here or listen to an additional excerpt from Oren Ambarchi's side here.

Wired Open Day 2009 was pressed on 100 clear with black core, 200 clear & 200 black (all 200g virgin vinyl).
Packaged in heavy-duty Stoughton matte varnished tip-on gatefold jackets, each copy is hand-numbered /500 on the back cover.

Clear with black core vinyl showing C & D side labels with front & back cover of jacket:


Clear vinyl showing A & B side labels & jacket innerspread:

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28 MARCH 2012

Spring 2012 Mix

Listen to our 1:00:00 Spring 2012 Mix at Sound Colour Vibration featuring excerpts from upcoming releases:
Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox Wired Open Day 2009 2xLP (TAIGA 19)
Jon Mueller & James Plotkin Terminal Velocity 2xLP (TAIGA 20)
Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP (TAIGA 21)
& recent titles by Eleh, House of Low Culture, Rafael Toral, Lotus Eaters, Kayo Dot & Timeless Pulse


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29 FEBRUARY 2012

TAIGA 18 available now!

TAIGA 18 - Eleh Homage to the Pointed Waveforms LP is available now.
Listen to an excerpt, read about the album &/or purchase it in our shop.
An edition of 500 black on 200g virgin vinyl, the LPs are packaged in hand-numbered custom 2-color letterpress jackets.
The 1st 100 copies include a signed & numbered screenprint by John Brien.

T18news

*Update: This is sold out, thanks for your support.

Upcoming 2012 releases:
Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox Wired Open Day 2009 2xLP (TAIGA 19)
Jon Mueller & James Plotkin Terminal Velocity 2xLP (TAIGA 20)
Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP (TAIGA 21)
Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift 2xLP (TAIGA 22)
then
Enrico Coniglio Bragós LP
Rafael Toral Space Solo 2 LP
Tatsuya Nakatani NGO LP
etc

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19 JANUARY 2012

TAIGA 17 available now!

TAIGA 17 - House of Low Culture Poisoned Soil LP+12" is now availble in the shop.
Listen to an excerpt, learn more about the album or read reviews at A/V Club, Brainwashed & Foxy Digitalis.
100 lead & 400 black vinyl pressed, it's a grand LP+12” set with doublewide jacket, printed innersleeves & flooded pockets

T17news

*Update: 23 January 2012 - Lead vinyl is sold out, black vinyl still available.

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2 DECEMBER 2011

HOLC release date & 2012.

Test pressings have been approved for the House of Low Culture Poisoned Soil LP+12"!
An official release date has been set for 31 January 2012 though mailorder copies are likely to be available before then.
2012 release plans are in full momentum including the Jon Mueller & James Plotkin Terminal Velocity 2xLP among many others.

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8 NOVEMBER 2011

HOLC reviews & PO's 80th.

Advance praise for the House of Low Culture Poisoned Soil LP+12" at Foxy Digitalis, Brainwashed & A/V Club.
Now scheduled for simultaneous release on Pauline Oliveros' 80th birthday, 30 May 2012:
Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP & Pauline Oliveros Primordial / Lift 2xLP

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4 OCTOBER 2011

David Gamper 1945-2011

David Gamper, 66, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at his home in Landgrove VT. Gamper was a member of the highly influential Deep Listening Band along with Stuart Dempster & Pauline Oliveros. At the time of his death, discussions were underway for Important and Taiga Records to release new DLB material for the 80th birthday of Oliveros on May 30, 2012. Plans will proceed to release what has sadly become Gamper's last recordings from Seattle WA, January 2011. We lost a great artist but his spirit lives on in sound & we can always find him there. To David's family & friends, our sincere condolences.

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3 OCTOBER 2011

New release delays.

Both the House of Low Culture LP+12" and new Eleh LP are held up by unexpected manufacturing delays. At this point neither title has approved test pressings, but problems are being resolved as this is written. Progress will be posted here and/or on twitter as things move forward. Right behind these 2 releases is the Wired Open Day 2009 2xLP w/ Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox. Thanks for your patience.

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16 SEPTEMBER 2011

Thank you for participating.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the fundraising auction, your support is appreciated.

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30 AUGUST 2011

Eleh test press fundraiser auction.

Eleh Homage to the Sine Wave LP Test Press #16/20 auction
The winner will receive:

---Eleh Homage to the Sine Wave LP Test Press #16/20 (ships immediately)
---1 Eleh Homage to the Pointed Waveforms LP w/ screenprint, ltd 100 (ships when released, tentatively late September)
---free shipping for both items anywhere in the world

All funds will go toward the manufacturing of Homage to the Pointed Waveforms. Thanks for your support.

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12 AUGUST 2011

Now in production & upcoming releases.

Now in production (both scheduled for September release):

TAIGA 17 - House of Low Culture Poisoned Soil LP+12"

TAIGA 18 - Eleh Homage to the Pointed Waveforms LP


On the horizon:

TAIGA 19 - Wired Open Day 2009 2xLP (w/ Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox)

Pauline Oliveros Primordial/Lift 2xLP (September 25, 2010 performance by Anne Bourne, Andrew Deutsch, Miguel Frasconi, David Grubbs, Jason Huang, Pauline Oliveros & Suzanne Thorpe)

Enrico Coniglio Bragòs LP

Jon Mueller & James Plotkin tba 2xLP (recorded June 2011 in Milwaukee)

Deep Listening Band tba 2xLP (to be released May 30, 2012 for PO's 80th, new material recorded in Seattle, January 2011)

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14 JUNE 2011

House of Low Culture LP+12"

TAIGA 17 - House of Low Culture Poisoned Soil LP+12" is now being cut by John Golden & will be released this summer! HOLC is the long running solo project of Aaron Turner (Lotus Eaters, Isis, Mamiffer, Hydra Head, etc) & Poisoned Soil is the first full length to be released in 8 years since the 2003 CD Edward's Lament! Sige have recently released a Mamiffer / HOLC split cassette featuring a demo from Poisoned Soil, Spoiled Fruits of the Kingdom, available during their current tour.

On the horizon:
Enrico Coniglio Bragòs LP, recorded in Venice, tenatively scheduled for September release.
Wired Open Day 2009 2xLP with Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, Dave Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox, planned for October.
Jon Mueller & James Plotkin tba LP, collaboration now being recorded in Milwaukee WI.
Eleh Homage to Pointed Waveforms LP, currently being recorded
& more to be announced soon.

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01 JUNE 2011

Mamiffer in Minneapolis, etc.

Small Doses & Taiga Records present Mamiffer & House of Low Culture in Mpls, both featuring Aaron Turner from Lotus Eaters.

Faith Coloccia formed Mamiffer (Seattle, WA) as a solo project, expanding from her piano compositions. Now including Aaron Turner (Lotus Eaters) along with a revolving cast of collaborators and instrumentation, Mamiffer is a "freely evolving entity." Turner's long running solo project House of Low Culture unfurls ghostly drone, ambience & dark soundscapes with guitar, voice & various sources. Pentacene (formerly HeatdeatH), guitar, drums & electronics duo of Andrew Broder & Tim Glenn, churn abstract improvisations informed by black metal, free improvisation, electronic composition, etc. Dimanche, charismatic improv duo of Jon Davis & Naomi Joy (Mother of Fire), make strikingly vibrant magic with violin, clarinets & voice. June 7 @ Nick & Eddie Warehouse.
(*moved to N&E bar, same address as the warehouse)

In other Taiga news, only 3 L and 1 2XL Eye of the Storm T-shirts are left in the shop, and a few olive copies of TAIGA 16 as well.

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17 MAY 2011

TAIGA 16 available now!

TAIGA 16 - Rafael Toral Space Elements Vol. III LP is available to order now & will begin shipping Tuesday, May 24. This volume includes incredible sound thanks to James Plotkin vinyl mastering (not found on previous volumes) & an improved jacket die with top & bottom gussets. As usual, this volume features João Paulo Feliciano artwork and graphic design by NOTYPE.  Pressed on 100 opaque olive green & 400 plasma colored virgin vinyl.

According to Rafael Toral, the Space Program is all about a simple idea: to perform abstract electronic music under jazz values. The result is full of fascinating paradoxes: "melodic without notes, rhythmic without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free". We are now releasing its most eloquent example so far: Space Elements Vol. III


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15 APRIL 2011

MAP Fever Dream won Qwartz 7 award for artwork / packaging.

TAIGA 9 - MAP Fever Dream 2xLP won the artwork / packaging award at Qwartz 7!

See all laureats here. Listen to, read about or purchase the MAP Fever Dream 2xLP.

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25 MARCH 2011

TAIGA 15 ltd silver vinyl sold out.

TAIGA 15 silver vinyl version is sold out, black vinyl is still available in the shop.

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16 MARCH 2011

TAIGA 15 ltd green vinyl sold out & a jacket photo from Stoughton.

TAIGA 15 cola bottle green vinyl version is sold out, silver & black vinyl are still available in the shop.

Stoughton sent this photo of a finished Wurmwulv gatefold jacket this morning.

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15 MARCH 2011

TAIGA 15 available now.

TAIGA 15 - Lotus Eaters Wurmwulv 2xLP is available to order now & will begin shipping next week, around March 22. The vinyl has arrived but the Stoughton tip-on gatefold jackets are still being manufactured. There were 100 transparent cola bottle green, 300 opaque metallic silver & 600 black pressed, all on 200g virgin vinyl.

Wurmwulv follows the 2009 vinyl issue of Lotus Eaters Mind Control for Infants in spirit & form. Rearranged, remixed & remastered by James Plotkin, the Wurmwulv 2xLP also includes material from Lotus Eaters self-titled Drone Records 7-inch for an altogether new experience. Wurmwulv was direct metal mastered onto 3 sides & pressed on 200g virgin vinyl with a D-side etching by Aaron Turner. More Turner drawings are included within the Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket designed by Stephen O'Malley featuring spot varnish, flooded pockets and gorgeous Stephen Kasner cover paintings printed on linen-textured paper.

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01 MARCH 2011

TAIGA 15 available soon & Qwartz awards.

TAIGA 15 - Lotus Eaters Wurmwulv 2xLP will be available to order soon. The vinyl has arrived but the Stoughton tip-on gatefold jackets are still being manufactured. There were 100 transparent cola bottle green, 300 opaque metallic silver & 600 black pressed, all on 200g virgin vinyl. This will be available in our shop within the next 2 weeks, stay tuned.

TAIGA 9 - MAP Fever Dream 2xLP has been nominated for a Qwartz award in the artwork/packaging category!

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11 JANUARY 2011

TAIGA 12 & 14 LTD editions are SOLD OUT.

Black vinyl editions are still avalible through mailorder.

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1 NOVEMBER 2010

TAIGA 14 - Kayo Dot "Coyote" LP

Packaged in custom letterpress & offset full-color materials. 100 transparent yellow / 250 opaque cyan / 400 black.
Now avalible in our shop.


TAIGA 12 Timeless Pulse Trio Slipcase image and lable images

Originally released on CD by Hydra Head in Spring 2010, TAIGA records now presents the deluxe vinyl version of Kayo Dot’s melodramatic masterpiece “Coyote.” The album was mastered for vinyl by Mell Dettmer, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g virgin vinyl with full-color labels featuring artwork by Toby Driver. The LP features alternate artwork from the CD version and is packaged in custom letterpress materials as an edition of 750. Printed on 200lb art paper, the letterpress jacket has notches at the opening where the ends of a 28 x 7 inch belt tuck in. The belt has more of Driver’s art printed in offset full-color on the inside with letterpress printing on the outside.

Kayo Dot is touring the Northeastern US/Canada this November and Europe in January/February 2011! They will have opaque cyan colored vinyl copies of "Coyote" on the road! European dates TBA.

NOVEMBER

06 / Middle East Upstairs (All Ages) / Cambridge, MA
07 / SUNY Purchase Student Center (All Ages) / Purchase, NY
08 / Casa del Popolo (All Ages) / Montréal, QC, Canada
09 / Cafe Dekcuf (19+) / Ottawa, ON, Canada
10 / Sneaky Dee's (19+) / Toronto, ON, Canada
11 / Eclectic House, Wesleyan University (All Ages) / Middletown, CT
12 / Orion Sound Studios (All Ages) / Baltimore, MD
13 / Secret Art Space (All Ages) / Bethlehem, PA
14 / Littlefield / Brooklyn, NY

* further information can be found at myspace.com/kayodot

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8 SEPTEMBER 2010

TAIGA 12 and 13 are available now.

Two new releases are available in the shop.

TAIGA 12 - Timeless Pulse "Trio" 2xLP
In a custom slipcase, pressed in 100 white and 400 black vinyl sets.
+
TAIGA 13 - Bryce Beverlin II "Seizing Fate by the Throat" LP
300 black vinyl in a gloss jacket with liner notes printed in the pocket.

Timeless Pulse Trio is Pauline Oliveros, accordion, with percussionists George Marsh and Jennifer Wilsey.  Released in honor of the 20th annual Deep Listening Retreats held this year in Camallera, Spain and Petaluma, California, this is the third Timeless Pulse album.  Formed in 1991 during a residency at the Deep Listening Institute, the full ensemble, including Thomas Buckner and David Wessel, has released two live recordings on CD: "Live at CNMAT" and "Quintet."  This is the first time this entity has been stripped down to a trio, recorded in a studio and released on vinyl.  Divided into four sides with titled subsections, the album includes guests Ione and Joyce Kouffman contributing spoken word and cello on “Real As Any Dream.”

TAIGA 12 Timeless Pulse Trio Slipcase image and lable images


Bryce Beverlin II is a prolific, multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis.  His primary discipline is music - specifically, freely improvised vocals and percussion.  "Seizing Fate by the Throat" is a distillation, the spirit of 15 years of spittle and brass vapors collected in this studio recording from March 14, 2010.  Please note, the pressing will be arriving here around September 17 so copies will not be shipped until then.  Also, Beverlin will be having a record release show in the Twin Cities during September, details to be announced on our site.

Bryce Beverlin II Jacket layout and lables


For full descriptions and audio samples for both titles visit the catalog.

There are some T-shirts left.
Green w/ discharge is available in sizes: S : M : L : XL : 2XL

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2 JULY 2010

TAIGA records Eye of the Storm made to order unisex T-shirt

Available to order, asap to July 25, 2010. Ships around August 9, 2010.

Available as a green print on American Apparel organic natural 100% cotton T-shirt w/ green stitching or as a discharge* print on AA kelly green 100% cotton T-shirt (*utilizing a bleaching agent to print onto previously dyed fabric removing some or all of the color.) In sizes: XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL / 2XL / 3XL Size chart

Reservations can also be sent to info@taigarecords.com until July 25, 2010. Please include your preferred color option, size, name and mailing address. Payment must be received before your order will ship.

postage-paid /// USA = 20 USD /// CAN = 22 USD /// ROW = 25 USD *available in sizes XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL / 2XL / 3XL
please specify size when ordering

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16 JUNE 2010

TAIGA 11 white edition is SOLD OUT.

Black vinyl edition is avalible in limited numbers through mailorder.

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04 JUNE 2010

TAIGA 11 clear edition is SOLD OUT.

Copies of both the limited edition white and the black vinyl available for mailorder.

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11 MAY 2010

TAIGA 11 - Douglas Quin "FATHOM" LP

Packaged in custom letterpress materials. 100 white / 300 clear / 600 black. Now avalible in our shop.




Douglas Quin’s Fathom brings together four extended underwater soundscapes—two each from the Arctic and Antarctic. The recordings have been gathered over a period of 15 years, capturing an extraordinary palette of sonic voices, events, spaces, and textures. To the human ear, these soundscapes are haunting and otherworldly; yet they are very much of this world—out of earreach. The tracks are minimally edited and are his first field recordings to be archived in vinyl. Included with the release is a sealed envelope containing an insert with specific locations, animals, and other elements heard, giving listeners the option to absorb sound with or without association. The envelope is printed with liner notes and comments from Dutch journalist and music critic René van Peer. Mastered by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200 gram virgin-vinyl, Fathom comes packaged in custom letterpressed materials and is presented as a limited edition of 1000.

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31 MARCH 2010

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20 MARCH 2010

TAIGA 10 - Rafael Toral "Space Elements Vol. II" LP available now!

Rafael Toral Space Elements Vol. II LP is available to order on both opaque red (ltd 100) and clear (ltd 400).
All copies were pressed on 200g virgin vinyl and come in a beautiful jacket printed on a white/brown stock.

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26 JANUARY 2010

TAIGA 9 - MAP "Fever Dream" 2xLP is now available in our shop.

This three-sided double LP was cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g virgin vinyl, including a lacy D-side etching. It comes housed in an old-style Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket designed by Minneapolis firm Loaf Nest. The jacket is printed in blinding full color on uncoated paper with cyan flooded pockets. Presented in a limited edition of 1000.

3 versions are available;
100 tri-color transparent cyan / opaque magenta / transparent yellow A/B x clear C/D (mailorder exclusive),
300 opaque cyan A/B x clear C/D (available from members of MAP and through our mailorder) and 600 black.

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15 DECEMBER 2009

TAIGA 8 - Lotus Eaters Mind Control for Infants 2xLP is now SOLD OUT.

Our distributors, Forced Exposure and Metamkine currently have copies available.

Also, the members of Lotus Eaters, Stephen O'Malley, James Plotkin and Aaron Turner have limited quantities of gold vinyl to disperse at their discretion.

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07 DECEMBER 2009

TAIGA 8 gold edition is SOLD OUT.

Black vinyl edition is avalible in limited numbers through mailorder.

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16 NOVEMBER 2009

TAIGA 8 white/silver marble edition is SOLD OUT.

We still have copies of both the limited edition gold and the black vinyl available for mailorder.

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13 NOVEMBER 2009

TAIGA 8 - Lotus Eaters "Mind Control for Infants" 2xLP is now available in our shop.

This ultra-deluxe double LP release was cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g virgin vinyl. It comes housed in an old-style Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket wrapped in foil-stamped brown linen with an 8x8 inch offset print mounted on the front cover. Heavy duty printed innersleeves with flooded pockets are also included. Presented in a limited edition of 1000.

3 versions are available; 100 white/silver marble (taiga mailorder exclusive), 300 gold (only available through taiga mailorder and the members of Lotus Eaters) and 600 black. Please limit one per customer of the white/silver marble and gold versions.

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14 JULY 2009

TAIGA 7 is SOLD OUT.

TAIGA 7 - Eleh Homage to the Sine Wave LP is completely sold out. Our distributors, Forced Exposure in North America and Metamkine in Europe, will have copies available for a limited time. Important Records, Second Layer and Volcanic Tongue also have limited quantities of this release.

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09 JULY 2009

TAIGA 7 screenprint edition is SOLD OUT.

All copies of TAIGA 7 with the limited screenprint have been spoken for.  We still have copies of the regular edition available for mailorder. Important Records has a limited quanity of the screenprint edition. 

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08 JULY 2009

TAIGA 7 - Eleh "Homage to the Sine Wave" LP is now available in our shop.

The first 100 copies include a screenprint designed by John Brien of Important Records. The prints are 3-color on 12x12 inch thick paper and are signed & numbered by John. They were printed by Neil Burke at Monoroid.
*The LPs including the print are slightly more expensive than the standard edition.

The new Sine Wave LP is the second in a series that began with Homage to the Square Wave, which was released almost exactly one year ago. Like Square Wave, this new LP comes housed in a 2-color letterpress jacket printed by Studio on Fire. They were printed flat on 160lb 100% post-consumer waste stock, die-cut, folded and glued resulting in a letterpressed jacket with a printed spine. The Sine Wave LP was pressed on 200g virgin vinyl that was mastered by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and released in a hand-numbered edition of 500.

 

We are also offering a package deal of our 4 other currently available releases at a discounted price.

 

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01 MAY 2009

Rafael Toral North American Tour 2009 Announced!

MAY

08 EMPAC / RPI / Troy, NY
10 MOBIUS / Boston, MA
12 HOP HOP / Lexington, KY
13 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER / Cincinnati. OH
14 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY / URBAN ARTS SPACE / Columbus, OH
16 NO FUN FEST / MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG / Brooklyn, NY
17 HOME-ROOM / Manhattan, NY
18 THE ROTUNDA / Philadelphia, PA
19 ART OF THIS / Minneapolis, MN
22 LABORATORIO ARTE ALAMEDA / Ciudad de Mexico, MEX
23 CENTRO CULTURAL DE ESPANA / Ciudad de Mexico, MEX

* further information can be found at rafaeltoral.net/live

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27 FEBUARY 2009

Giuseppe Ielasi "(another) stunt" EP avaliable now!

TAIGA 6 - Giuseppe Ielasi (another) stunt EP is available on both transparent orange (100) and black (400).

Co-release with SCHOOLMAP. All copies were pressed on audiophile-quality 200g virgin vinyl.

 

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04 NOVEMBER 2008

Deep Listening Band "Then & Now Now & Then" 2xLP available now!

TAIGA 5 - Deep Listening Band Then & Now Now & Then 2xLP is available on both transparent green and black vinyl!

Both versions were pressed on audiophile-quality 200g virgin vinyl.  The transparent green version is limited to 100 and only available through TAIGA records mailorder.  400 black copies were pressed and are also available through TAIGA records mailorder.

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18 OCTOBER 2008

WIRE reviews Eleh "Homage to the Square Wave" LP

#297 | Unofficial Channels | November 2008

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20 SEPTEMBER 2008

Rafael Toral "Space Elements Vol. I" LP available now!

TAIGA 3 - Rafael Toral Space Elements Vol. I LP is available to order on both transparent blue (ltd 100) and clear (ltd 400).
All copies were pressed on 200g virgin vinyl and come in a beautiful jacket printed on a white/brown stock.

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05 JULY 2008

TAIGA 4 screenprint edition is SOLD OUT.
All copies of TAIGA 4 with the limited screenprint have been spoken for.  We still have a few copies of the regular edition available for mailorder.  

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29 JUNE 2008

Eleh "Homage to the Square Wave" LP available now!
The latest LP from Eleh is available now and ready to order.  This will not be available in stores until 22 July 2008 but you can get it now through TAIGA mailorder.  The first 100 copies come with a special screenprint and are only available to those who order direct.  Also, consider ordering our first three releases together and save on shipping.  
Note: all TAIGA releases are pressed on 200 gram virgin vinyl.


 

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14 JUNE 2008

Eleh "Homage to the Square Wave" LP jackets
The custom letterpressed jackets are finished for the Eleh "Homage to the Square Wave" LP.  They were printed by Studio on Fire right here in Minneapolis (www.studioonfire.com).  The jackets were printed flat on a 100% post consumer waste stock and then die-cut, folded and glued resulting in a letterpressed jacket with a printed spine!  Now we are just waiting for the vinyl to arrive.  These will be available on or before 1 July 2008.  There will be a post when this release is completed and at that point we will start taking orders.

picture of eleh homage to square wave lp jacket

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03 APRIL 2008

Rafael Toral "Space Solo 1" LP available now!

TAIGA 2 - Rafael Toral Space Solo 1 LP available now on both clear and transparent red vinyl!

All prices are postage-paid: $15 in the USA / $20 to Canada / $25 to the rest of the world.

Both versions were pressed on audiophile-quality 200g virgin vinyl.  The clear version is limited to 100 and only available through TAIGA records mailorder.  400 transparent red copies were pressed and are also available through TAIGA records mailorder.




 


Also still available for order:
TAIGA 1 - Rafael Toral Space 2xLP on both clear (ltd 100) and black (ltd 400).
All prices are postage-paid: $20 in the USA / $25 to Canada / $35 to the rest of the world

 

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01 JANUARY 2008

Rafael Toral "Space" 2xLP available now!

TAIGA 1 - Rafael Toral Space 2xLP available now on both clear and black vinyl!

All prices are postage-paid: $20 in the USA / $25 to Canada / $35 to the rest of the world.

Both versions were pressed on audiophile-quality 200g virgin vinyl.  The clear version is limited to 100 and only available through TAIGA records mailorder.  400 black copies were pressed and are also available through TAIGA records mailorder.

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