M. Sage “Data in the Details” Shipping Now

September 30, 2014

We’d been courting M. Sage for some time now. Earlier this year, his A Singular Continent double-LP (released on Sage’s own Patient Sounds Ltd.) confirmed our infatuations and spurred us to collaborate on this deeply personal cassette. Data in the Details was recorded in Sage’s waning days in Ft Collins, his home and birthplace, before relocating to Chicago. The sounds are aural (re)interpretations of leaving, transitioning, and new experiences. 

As Sage explains, “these two tracks are dedicated to my time in that weird transition period, to evolving. To embracing change (something I am not good at). To exploring the world with a curious eye. Finding details, logging them into memory storage, and creating a databank. To lost surroundings, hydraulic lift gates, overpriced homes and good speakers.”

Limited to 100 Rosso Corsa cassette tapes.

Grab a copy of the tape here, or listen/download here.

Hiro Kone “Fallen Angels” Shipping Now

August 20, 2014

With absolute gratitude, it’s our pleasure to announce Hiro Kone’s (a.k.a. Nicky Mao) Fallen Angels, the project’s third official release and our fifth cassette. Since leaving the calculated grooves and anxiously kraut-ish post-punk of Effi Briest behind, Mao has delved deep into the curiously insidious realms of experimental techno and artful rhythms under the Hiro Kone guise. With Fallen Angels Mao now demonstrates an effervescent bob of basement sonics and tectonic-shifts, recalling a future firmly suggested by the past. Limited to 100 matcha-green cassette tapes.

Grab a copy of the tape here, or listen/download here.

Preorder TWINS’ “Love is a Luxury” Now

June 3, 2014

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We’re more than honored to announce the release of Love is a Luxury, the latest 12-inch by TWINS, the paranoid outsider-pop project of Atlanta-based producer Matt Weiner. We’ve been fans of Matt’s sincerely sinister and auspiciously artful finesse of synth-based music for longer than we can remember, but our infatuation came to a head when TWINS opened for Landing at Eyedrum in Atlanta early August of last year. As the brief set ended, we knew we had to release the new material in some way. Presented here as the Love Is A Luxury 12-inch, a two-track EP co-released by Weiner’s own CGI and Geographic North, TWINS ventures deep into the collected unconscious of our singular broken heart. Limited to 400 copies of transparent red vinyl with hand-stamped center labels.

Preorder TWINS’ Love is a Luxury here. Orders will ship June 8th.

Auburn Lull “Hiber” Shipping Now

May 29, 2014

With the onslaught of summer upon us, we graciously welcome Auburn Lull to the Geographic North family. After six long years of near dormancy, Lansing, MI’s unsung heroes of drone-cum-shoegaze are back with their most tragically lamented and moving work yet. From the life-affirming highs to the consciousness questioning lows, the group conducts a desolate, miasmic symphony for the hollow. Limited to 100 blueberry cassette tapes.

Grab a copy of the tape here, or listen/download here.

James Conduit “Two Lines Thick” Shipping Now

April 24, 2014

Bleakness never sounded so beautiful. We’re more than ecstatic to announce the debut release by James Conduit, the obsessively gritty techno project of James Elliott (ex-Bear in Heaven and -School of Seven Bells). Limited to 100 cotton candy cassette tapes, the five tracks contained writhe with sultry seduction. 

Listen and download here, or grab a copy here.

Lotus Plaza “Overnight Motorcycle Music” Shipping Now

March 23, 2014

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Stick with your instincts on this one. Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt takes form once again as Lotus Plaza, delivering a pair of his most intimate(ly surreal) works to date. Limited to 100 seafoam cassettes, you can well assume this won’t sit around for too long.

Stream and download at will, or grab a copy here

Clipd Beaks and Tinniens: Available Now

February 12, 2014


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At long last, we’re back and geared up with not one but two new items for your consumption. First up, Clipd Beaks' entry into the You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever series. Pressed onto smoked-out, grey vinyl, these two Beaks tunes bring the band’s grotesque charm into full light. Stream the north-side’s “Hard Daze” and pre-order your copy here. Subscriber and pre-order copies begin shipping next week.


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Second on deck comes in the form of the Dub Guns EP by Tinniens, the newly formed duo comprised of Landing members Aaron Snow (beats, high frequencies, voice) and Daron Gardner (low frequencies, bass loops). The release serves as both the band’s debut and Geographic North’s first foray into the cassette realm. Stream/download the entire EP and purchase a copy here.

The Prime Movers: Our Bests of 2013

December 30, 2013

As we wrap up what turned out to be another stellar year for sounds and experiences, take a gander at what best moved members of the Geographic North family.

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Turk Dietrich, Belong
Songs and albums from 2013

A.Chal - “Roses on Your Silhouette” 
ASAP Ferg - “Shabba” 
Autechre - Exai
Dwellings - Don’t Say Nothing 
Duane Pitre - Bridges 
Function - Incubation 
The House In The Woods - Bucolica 
Infinity Frequencies - “Group Meditation” 
Joachim Nordwall - Soul Music 
KA - The Night’s Gambit 
Lucy + Silent Servant - History Survivors 
Lust for Youth - “Breaking Silence” & “Another Day” 
MJ Guider - “Prima” 
Objekt - “Fishbone” 
Pinkcourtesyphone - “Evening Theme” 
Prostitutes - Crushed Interior 
Rrose - Monad XVI 
TM404 - TM404 
Tropic Of Cancer - Restless Idylls 
Yves De Mey - Frission



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Aaron Snow, Landing
Ten things that mattered in 2013

Mood Rings - VPI Harmony (Mexican Summer)
Kosmonaut - Future Machines (These Are Not Records)
Seefeel “Quique” reissue
"Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" by Peter Hook
Meeting the Geographic North posse
Dead Mellotron - (is it) (Sonic Cathedral)
Food Pyramid - Creation Beat (These Are Not Records)
Landing 15th Anniversary Tour
The Rainbow Body - Free Sentient Beings (Ginjoha)
Kinski - Cosy Moments (Kill Rock Stars)



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Test House
Albums of the year

Maxmillion Dunbar - House of Woo (RVNG Intl)
Helado Negro - Invisibile Life (Asthmatic Kitty)
Factory Floor - Factory Floor (DFA)
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)
Floorplan - Paradise (M-Plant)
John Carpenter - Assault on Precinct 13 (Death Waltz Recording Company)
Disclosure - Settle (PMR Records)
Floating Points - Wires (Eglo Records)
Laraaji - Celestial Music 1978-2011 (All Saints)
Eric Copeland - Joke In The Hole (DFA)



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James Conduit 
Albums of the year

Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I (PAN)
Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain (Hyperdub)
Move D - The KM20 Tapes 1992-1996 (Off Minor Recordings)
Tim Hecker - Virgins (Kranky)
Marina Rosenfeld - P.A. / Hard Love (Room40)
Mammane Sani et son Orgue - La Musique Electronique du Niger (Sahel Sounds/ Mississipi Records)
Certain Creatures - Sparkle / Bosch (Styles Upon Styles)
Function - Incubation (Ostgut Ton)
Ñaka Ñaka - Juan Pestañas (Opal Tapes)
Actress - Silver Cloud (Werk Discs)



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Koen Holtkamp, Mountains 
Some particularly memorable live experiences from the past 12 months

Richard Youngs at Issue Project Room
Eliane Radigue at The French Institute performed by Rhodri Davies
75 Dollar Bill many times at Troost  (…Best new band in New York!)
Steve Gunn at multiple venues
Byron Westbrook at Spectrum
Mark Fell at Artists Space
Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band at 285 Kent
Golden Retriever & Mind Over Mirrors at Union Pool
Le Révélateur at Casa Del Popolo
imageAlvin Lucier ‘Bird And Person Dying’ at Issue Project Room
Peter Walker at Union Pool
Phil Niblock Annual Winter Solstice Concert at Roulette
Composition for Two Voices and Gated Electronics at Issue Project Room performed by Tyondai Braxton, Sara Magenheimer and Ben Vida



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Dan Matz, Windsor for the Derby
The best things of this year in no particular order


King Krule— Killer recordings, incredible Strummer meets Weller meets Yauch energy live.  
Propellerhead’s Figure app—  I can’t stop.
The Flaming Lips “The Terror”—  An absolute joyous darkness.  I’ve been a fan since the 80s. Once I introduced them to the Fonz.
Matt Sweeney “Guitar Moves”—  Great tutorial interviews that I wish I had when I was 15.
Swans. Taking the live show to a new level. Still sonically recovering from 3 hour assault.
Mary Lattimore “The Withdrawing Room”— The vibiest from the vibiest.
The State of Vermont.
Hiss Golden Messenger “Haw”—  Best album I’ve heard this year.
Francis Bebey “African Electronic Music, 1975-1982”—  Sounds and grooves you can’t fake. 
Boom Clap Bachelors “Mellen Dine Laeber”—  I’ll take a late pass on this one but it was in constant rotation in my 2013 world.



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Farzad, Geographic North

1. Pharaohs - Replicant Moods (100% Silk)
2. My Bloody Valentine - m b v (Self Released)
3. Blondes - Swisher (Rvng Intl)
4. Lace Curtain - EP (DFA)
5. Dump - The Silent Treatment (Grapefruit Records)
6. Roomrunner -  Ideal Cities (Fan Death)
7. Factory Floor - Factory Floor (DFA)
8. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
9. Bill Callahan - Dream River (Drag City)
10. The KVB - Minus One (A Records)



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Farbod, Geographic North

1. Arp - More (Smalltown Supersound)
2. Best Available Technology - Bangers and Ash 12” (Styles Upon Styles)
3. The Field - Cupid’s Head (Kompakt)
4. Pharaohs - Replicant Moods (100% Silk)
5. Pinkcourtesyphone - Foley Folly Folio (Boomkat Editions)
6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (Bad Seeds Ltd.)
7. Tornado Wallace - Desperate Pleasures 12” (Beats In Space)
8. The Necks - Open (ReR Megacorp)
9. James Holden - The Inheritors (Border Community)
10. Ricardo Donoso - As Iron Sharpens Iron, One Verse Sharpens Another (Digitalis)




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Bobby, Geographic North

1. The Field - Cupid’s Head (Kompakt)
2. Arp - More (Smalltown Supersound)
3. Bill Callahan - Dream River (Drag City)
4. White Visitation - 1, 3, Dubs, Ancestors
5. HSDOM - Granite IV (Black Horizons)
6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (Bad Seeds Ltd.)
7. My Bloody Valentine - m b v (Self Released)
8. The Stranger - Watching Dead Empires in Decay (Modern Love)
9. Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat (Kranky)
10. Yo La Tengo - Fade (Matador)



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Lee, Geographic North

1. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds (Infectious Music)
2. My Bloody Valentine - mbv (Self Released)
3. The Field - Cupid’s Head (Kompakt)
4. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (Warp)
5. Julia Holter - Loud City Song (Domino)
6. Forest Swords - Engravings (Tri Angle)
7. Eluvium - Nightmare Ending (Temporary Residence LTD)
8. Girls Names - The New Life (Tough Love Records)
9. CFCF - Music for Objects (Paper Bag Records)
10. Disappears - Era (Kranky)

An autumn address: GN14, Subscriber Bonus and Subline

November 19, 2013

It’s been a few months since our last update, but the time has been anything but down. Just this afternoon, we’ve received the test pressings for Clipd Beaks’ entry into the You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever series, meaning it’s only a matter of weeks before subscriber copies will begin shipping. Not to spoil the grimy surprise, but these two songs are by far the most buzzed, dementedly lustrous Beaks tracks in the band’s canon. We’ve pressed this one on smoked-out grey, perfectly suiting the hazed jams within.

Aside from prepping GN14, we’ve been finalizing the details on our exclusive subscriber bonus. As previously mentioned, we’ve one-upped the screen printed poster that served as the bonus for the first half of the series in a big way - a playable gift that’s also somewhat pliable. The aural portion of our first flexi-disc will come courtesy of Adam Bruneau’s signature string-gaze project Dust Bunnies featuring a lovingly covered classic that you’ll surely recognize. We’ll let you do the math, but this one is a tasteful love letter to a filthy lothario, and a recently departed hero of ours.

We are also down to our final handful of copies of both Belong’s October Language and Windy & Carl’s 7” for non-subscribers, so order now if you don’t want to miss the boat on either of those gems. Easily two of our most beloved pieces of music, whether in our own catalog or otherwise.

Last but not least - and exclusive to our Atlanta family! - Subline is a newly minted, monthly excursion into the ether taking place at the Sound Table. Join us for a night of pop ambiance, moonlit chords and concrete drift courtesy of Geographic North DJs Bobby & Farbod. For more details and to RSVP, please check the event page.

Thursday, November 21st
10pm-2am
No cover
483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
404.835.2534

Once again, thank you for your continued love and support:

XOXO
Geographic North (Farbod, Farzad, Lee and Bobby)

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Preorder Lyonnais’ Terminus OST

July 9, 2013

We’ve landed on a handful of 7”s from Geo North co-founders / Atlanta-drone punks Lyonnais and their recent score for Solomon Chase’s short film “Terminus.” The record is being released by Chase’s production company Battery Fire as a Kickstarter gift for contributors to the film. 

Preorder the 7” now and it will ship August 3rd.  

For more information on the film and subsequent screenings, visit Battery Fire.