Through the end of the year, nearly all items in the Antiopic mailorder shop are on sale - many items reduced to as little as half-price (or even less).
Visit the PayPal Mailorder Shop to see all available items... Supplies of many of these releases are limited, so get them while they last.
Benefit for the Recovery in Japan, a compilation album with contributions from over sixty diverse artists from around the world, was released on March 24th via Thrill Jockey's Fina-Music online digital music store. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the recovery and relief effort taking place in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan and the resulting nuclear emergency.
This massive set contains nearly five hours of music and features tracks by a wide range of artists including Christian Fennesz, Shinji Masuko (Boredoms/DMBQ), Prefuse 73, Tim Hecker, Tunde Adebimpe, School of Seven Bells, Zeena Parkins, Bear In Heaven, The Ex, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, Oren Ambarchi, Akron/Family, Sam Prekop, Ben Frost, Rhys Chatham, and many others.
Sigma Editions, the record label founded in 1998 by New Zealanders Dion Workman and Rosy Parlane, has been a partner label of Antiopic since 2003, but only now are the label's releases available for purchase directly through the Antiopic website.
Currently-available Sigma titles include a 12" from Vladislav Delay's experimental, pre-house Conoco moniker; the 2001 second full-length solo release from current Touch recording artist Rosy Parlane; and the debut 12" release by Minit, the duo of Jasmine Guffond and Torben Tilly. All these releases are officially out-of-print and most are only available in extremely limited quantites, so act quickly.
Antiopic's series of live music releases expands this month, with the addition of digital download and limited-edition CDR editions of two live sets by David Daniell.
Both of these Live Series releases are from solo performances by Daniell this year—the first, Los Jacintos, is a set of solo electric guitar at Madrid's La Casa de Los Jacintos in February; the second is from a solo acoustic guitar and electronics set recorded at The Hideout, in Chicago, in late March.
Look for more upcoming releases in the Live Series soon.
Antiopic has joined forces with London-based Diogenes Music Ltd for digital distribution and promotion. Diogenes is a "dedicated digital hub for experimental music labels" which works with many outstanding labels—Hapna, Crouton, Apestaartje, Kning Disk, just to name a few—helping these labels make their entry into the online digital music world.
Over the past couple of weeks, Diogenes has been facilitating the introduction of digital releases of the entire Antiopic catalog. These digital releases are available on through Other Music Digital, Boomkat, Bleep, eMusic, iTunes, and Amazon, as well as directly through our the Diogenes online shop.
The full Antiopic catalog of releases is now available for listening on the Last.fm radio. Take a look... www.last.fm/label/Antiopic