Canvas by Goodparley

Canvas by Goodparley Using a number of lilting, jazz-inflected chord progressions sampled on acoustic guitar by long-term collaborate Il Bradipo as a canvas, this is the most clearly structured Goodparley record to date.  Collecting more expressive improvised guitar melodies and juxtaposing them with long-form drone pieces, this record contains wistfulness, nostalgia and moments of wonder.  …

News from the Conning Tower: new release round-up

Blimey Charlie, it's been busy. Several new releases to catch-up on, so straight to business, if you please. Flavigula: JēmarazJēmaraz is an album incorporating ambient krautrock soundscapes, samples and live instrumentation that will delight fans of progressive and art rock. Each composition on Jēmaraz creates colourful, heady landscapes that are simultaneously dark and light, disorienting …

News from the Conning Tower: Sommer

Our second (and final) release for July is Sommer by DR (Dominic Razlaff from Germany). Sommer is a collection of ambient drones combined with field recordings and found sounds, ideal for drifting away to on these long and languid summer days. Sommer is available as digital download, exclusively on Bandcamp.

News from the Conning Tower: Micrographia

So we have a brand new release tomorrow (10th July) and it's a split release from two artists new to the submarine, qualchan and Dogs versus Shadows. The split has been named Micrographia after the book (as per Wikipedia: Micrographia or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses. With Observations and Inquiries Thereupon …

‘Happiness’, from Incentive

Our first release of 2020 is an imprint of Incentive's brilliant Happiness album on cassette. It's urgent, dense, claustrophobic, playful, ominous, melodic, and visceral. It's instrumental, but certainly not ambient. James (Incentive) says: Happiness is an an album comprised of inspired and emotional compositions and production — a deep, complex sonic journey that amalgamates deep mechanical …

News from the Conning Tower: More from FROM

Just a quick update to let you know that the FROM album, 'A Memory of Tomorrow', is now available for pre-order on digital download and CD from our Bandcamp store. To tempt you in, we've made another track (the title track, no less) available to hear immediately: