Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pre-Order Into the Failing Light

You can now pre-order the new Lost Harbours album via the Liminal Noise Bandcamp page, if you do you will receive one track in advance in a format of your choice.


Saturday, 15 March 2014

Into the Failing Light - The Quietus reviews.

With the release of the new Lost Harbours album imminent, they have received this beautiful and praising review from Joseph Burnett of the Quietus.

Link to The Quietus

The album will be released on the 14th April. However, they will be selling some early bird copies on the tour, so go along to a show if you want to get it before the official release date.

Another taster is here:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Bandcamp

We now have a Bandcamp account, so you can buy a number of our products there along with the digital downloads of several of the releases.

Liminal Noise Bandcamp

Check out the new Now release.




Saturday, 1 June 2013

Any Love is Good Love

We proudly present 'Any Love is Good Love', a CD compiled by singer/songwriter and gay rights activist Ste McCabe and Emma Reed (Lost Harbours). Aimed at challenging homophobic and transphobic attitudes and showing solidarity with people who have been at the sharp end of discrimination, this is a collection of 18 songs from various artists encompassing indie, riot grrl, punk, lo-fi, electronica, spoken word, Americana and folk.  Any proceeds will be donated to  grassroots organistaion LGBT Youth North West which is a cause close to Ste's heart. The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Ste McCabe - Huyton Scum
  2. Death of the Elephant - Locas
  3. Mary Cigarettes - I'm not a Bad Girl
  4. SaltyLips - Valentine's Day
  5. The Get - You Gotta Wear a Dress
  6. Art Gruppe - I Will Not Survive
  7. Karmadillo - Listen to George Takei
  8. Toska Wilde - Hard as Nailvarnish
  9. Das Wanderlust - Sailors
  10. Stella Zine/Pagan Holiday - Freak Faggot
  11. The Lovely Eggs - Don't Look at Me (I Don't Like It)
  12. Pocket Gods - Me Pablo and Duran Duran
  13. Zorras - Nest
  14. Lost Harbours - Feed the Birds (New version)
  15. Ten Tigers - Any Love is Good Love
  16. Bearsuit - When Will I be Queen?
  17. DragChrist - VixXxen N Beat
  18. Tumbledryer Babies - Don't Spoonfeed my Heart
The artwork was produced by Luis Drayton and the CD was mastered by John Hannon at No Recording.

Level 4 magazine described the compilation as 'Playful as a poodle', 'niftily curated' and 'a winner in every way'. 

The project has its own Facebook page which can be found HERE.

 


Saturday, 25 May 2013

NOW - The Liminal Mix

Next out on Liminal Noise is a cassette by regular players on the London scene NOW. Celebrating 15 years of their existence this year, they've played with notables such as Damo Suzuki, A Hawk and a Hacksaw and Faust. Their release is entitled the 'Liminal Mix' and brings together a collection of tracks pursuing their particular brand of Kosmiche influenced experimental pop. Here is a track:



Yeah I Know It Sucks review of Kostoglotov

Thanks to Yeah I Know It Sucks for this review of Kostoglotov's 'Louis Althusser Knows Why My Heart Is Asunder'.
 
"Awhile back I reviewed an album by Kostoglotov titled The Worst Love Songs Ever Written, which was a blatant lie of a title if ever there were one… the pieces as part of that collection were truly some of the most amazing and lovely love songs I’d ever heard, and I came away with the definite impression that Kostoglotov was brilliant and worth as much of your attention as you can afford. Today, I’m writing another review of this London-based artist for Yeah I Know It Sucks. The title of the work, released on tape by the wonderful Liminal Noise Tapes label, is Louis Althusser Knows Why My Heart Is Asunder. Oh… and, as you might expect it is a beautiful album too!
 
The first half begins with a shimmering ambient feel, warm chords swell in the background while an abstract synth sequence sparkles up the mix. Strings swell in, and the melodies, harmonies of sound are so nice! I can see why the artist receives comparisons to Vangelis. It feels like an unheard Tangerine Dream album, maybe early Jean Michel Jarre even or some obscure post-Kosmische electronica. While it’s very dreamy, there’s a subtle urgency to it. I could be on a monorail in a cyberpunk dystopia, attempting to evade agents who are after the chip I’m carrying in my briefcase, or something like that. But the lens of the mind’s eye refocuses and I’m able to see this too as the perfect soundtrack to life’s many micro-pleasures, like laying in the back of a vehicle during a gentle rain and watching the drops as they trail slowly down the windows. When the chords change, I detect a low bass tone… there are several layers to this that are impressive and very gorgeous, highly textural but crisp, from the brilliant strings to the popcorn-like synth sequence. The piece moves, evolves, developing complications while remaining stunningly simple and heartfelt. As the sounds blur and trail off, a distorted, wailing bit of electronics comes in and repeats, the mantra of a damaged machine. The sonic frequencies pull you through a portal into a vast realm of sound. There’s what might be an organ modulation, there are several bright noises and a stringlike dirge in the background, plus bass sequences. I hear liquids, a light touch of 303 acid, though it’s still very ambient. There are choirs, like the sound of the wind singing to us, carrying us through this world. Strings surge back into the mix toward the end, accompanied by low bass feedback and subtle undulations, and the sound is enchanting and mystical…
 
… then we come to the second side of this work, which begins with a synth sequence of chords with very low decay so that it sounds very clipped. As it goes, you fall under hypnosis… after a little while, the release is lifted on the sounds, or perhaps more reverb is added so that they sound more sustained. A perfect blend of iciness and warmth. The ambiance of the background surrounds us, like a choir of subdued timbres. The shifting chords carry you along… it’s tangential love. There’s a rhythmic click, like an 808 kick with only a trace of presence at first, but it gradually brings itself more to your attention as the sweeping pads fly through and the swells of ambient textures grow. Then there’s a hat on every off beat for a little while, but disappearing quickly with many of the other sounds as the music changes. There’s a clap, some electronic bubble magic brewing. These modular sequences are amazing, engaging you sensorially until all else disappears. There’s a harplike quality to them. For a moment the mix turns solely to deep liquid sounds, then a bell pad creeps in, a lush synth horn pad as well that’s very pretty… this is very sci-fi! A light popcorn sequence starts up. It ends very softly, with ambient textures.
 
It would be worth it to have this on cassette, I am sure. I can envision listening to it on a walkman while leisurely taking a stroll through isolate back alley streets… and there would be an accompanying feeling that a gathering of cosmic love is lifting your feet, that your heart is beating to the world pulse. Naturally, I’m going to strongly suggest you grab yourself a copy of this one while the supplies last!"