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"Masque Femine should be regarded as a total work - much like a film, a ballet, a building, or, an altarpiece - rather than as an album of individual songs. And, its fundamental subject should not be understood to be romantic love. Christina Carter was born in the bayou ...
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RS93 | ROOT STRATA

"Recorded live December 8, 2006 at a memorial event for James Tenney at California Institute of the Arts, Perhaps is Harold Budd sublimely distilled. Striking in its restraint & simplicity yet profoundly resonant in its depth & message, it is both eulogy to a departed ...
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RS96LP | ROOT STRATA

"Recorded live December 8, 2006 at a memorial event for James Tenney at California Institute of the Arts, Perhaps is Harold Budd sublimely distilled. Striking in its restraint & simplicity yet profoundly resonant in its depth & message, it is both eulogy to a departed ...
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RS96CD | ROOT STRATA

"The definitive version of this triptych of tectonic drift originally released as a CD-R on the artists' own Recital label in 2011. 'Our Silhouette', which blankets the whole of the first side with jewel like piano runs and distant fading synths, may be one of McCann's ...
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RS92 | ROOT STRATA

MESSAGES - MIRAGE (LP)

"Primordial moves and stone cold drones from this New York duo of Taketo Shimada & Tres Warren (Sacred Bones Records). Save for a small long gone edition of CDRs, Mirage is the third full-length release by Messages, recorded in 2008 before their first two albums and has ...
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RS95 | ROOT STRATA

"'Forever Falling Toward the Sky' is the first ever release by Bay Area based Vestals, AKA Lisa McGee. A taught set of haunting electric ballads, these six tracks weave together a number of layered guitars and vocals into a smokey tapestry of blown electricity. Rather ...
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RS77 | ROOT STRATA

"With scores of releases both solo & in collaboration that stretch back for more than 20 years, Richard Youngs perhaps needs the least amount of introduction of any of the artists Root Strata has worked with. We're extremely excited to help Richard add another singular ...
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RS87 | ROOT STRATA

"The entirety of Origin's musical material is comprised of the vibrating strings of Pitre's ensemble of bowed "harmonic-guitars," which are unconventionally strung electric guitars (utilizing multi- unisons) tuned to intervals corresponding with the Harmonic Series ...
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RS68 | ROOT STRATA

"Music for the rain forests of the moon, straight out of Oakland CA. Of Palsms is the debut album by Date Palms, the duo of Marielle Jackobsons and Gregg Kowalsky. The two have birthed a suite of slowed- down music of the spheres, with a canopy of glowing fog and a ...
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RS79 | ROOT STRATA

"Originally released in 2005 as a limited edition CD-R on Yellow Swans' JYRK label, this three-way collab now gets a proper run on wax. Recorded in Oakland at the Huffin House before the Swans made the retreat back to Portland. Despite the weight of these players when ...
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RS25 | ROOT STRATA

"Another transmission from the Australian house of Music Your Mind Will Love You. This one has been a long time coming. Taken from various recordings over a period from 05/06, the core duo of brother and sister Michael and Kristina Donnelly are joined by EON in a killer ...
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RS23 | ROOT STRATA