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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.
*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)
Enrico Coniglio Bragós LP
Rafael Toral Space Solo 2 LP
Tatsuya Nakatani NGO LP
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
*Update: 23 January 2012 - Lead vinyl is sold out, black vinyl still available.
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.
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
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.
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.
16 SEPTEMBER 2011
Thank you for participating.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the fundraising auction, your support is appreciated.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
11 JANUARY 2011
TAIGA 12 & 14 LTD editions are SOLD OUT.
Black vinyl editions are still avalible through mailorder.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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
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
Reservations can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
16 JUNE 2010
16 JUNE 2010
TAIGA 11 white edition is SOLD OUT.
Black vinyl edition is avalible in limited numbers through mailorder.
04 JUNE 2010
TAIGA 11 clear edition is SOLD OUT.
Copies of both the limited edition white and the black vinyl available for mailorder.
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.
31 MARCH 2010
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.
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.
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.
07 DECEMBER 2009
TAIGA 8 gold edition is SOLD OUT.
Black vinyl edition is avalible in limited numbers through mailorder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01 MAY 2009
Rafael Toral North American Tour 2009 Announced!
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
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.
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.
18 OCTOBER 2008
WIRE reviews Eleh "Homage to the Square Wave" LP
#297 | Unofficial Channels | November 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.