Hello, welcome to another Anticipating Nowhere label special, this time focussing on the wonderful sounds emanating from Mystic Timbre Tapes. A great label based in Austin, Texas, run by the equally wonderful Anthony Pandolfino.
I’m not 100% sure when I first stumbled upon Mystic Timbre but I’m pretty certain it was around the pre-release time for Automata by Fencepost (MYSTIC TIMBRE 22). The album itself was released on 12th November 2019 so I think pre-orders were up about 2 months before that – there you go, my relationship with this label is a tender 5 months. Ah, young love.
At the time of writing this blog MYSTIC TIMBRE 34 is up on Bandcamp for pre-order, ready for release on 20th April 2020 – १ by Abhasa. That’s 34 excellent releases, covering a wide array of sonic experiences, all dating back to the label’s inception in April 2019 with the release of Sanzuwu by Seikai.
NOTE: As of this morning the start of the above paragraph is incorrect! Flying into my mailbox earlier today was notification of the pre-release for MYSTIC TIMBRE 35, Fusty Stuffy, by TAKAHIRO MUKAI; sadly released too late to be included in this mix.
Not only does Anthony run the label, donating the profits to a couple of charities, he also carries out mastering and artwork design for any artists who want him to for their releases. On top of that he is setting up a monthly newsletter/ e-zine through the Bandcamp mailing list (Anthony has taken a step back from social media so no more twitter links folks – I need to revisit previous blogs to get rid of those dead URLs!).
If that isn’t enough, the label is also a vehicle for his many musical personas – amongst his roster you will find multiple releases from Anthony himself under various guises and genres:
Apoxupon; Bigcats; Frostower; JRPG; Lost Tales; Low Pass Killer; Nihilo Nihil; and Seikai. That’s pretty impressive going if you ask me.
So what are you waiting for? Head over the Mystic Timbre Bandcamp page now, check out the music, support Anthony and the artists where you can and sign up to be a part of the Mystic Timbre world – you won’t regret it.
Enjoy the show my friends and show Anthony some much deserved love.
Peace : Respect : Compassion
Artist – Track – Album
Andrulian – Twilight Forest – Grains
R0-nought – The Forsaken Dead II – Pestis
Pink and Yellow – Candy Voiding Doesn’t Exist – Bare Bones
Exquisite Ghost – Firelight – Rolling Thunderlight
The Fionas – Lovely – Only the Best for You, Baby
Dvelop – Insomniac Trance – Optical Seclusion
JRPG – Mind Horizon – Solipsis
Frostower – Organ Droner – Gnosis
Fencepost – Contraption XII Ingemination VII – Automata
Nihilo Nihil – Fatal Hills of Rome – The Struggle of Memory against Forgetting
Lost Tales – An Honor and a Blessing to Have Served the Court – An Old Wizard’s Secrets
Frostower -Severing the Silver Cord – Bereft of Thee
Phantoms vs Fire – Yucca Valley – Superbloom II
Exquisite Ghost – Cotocun GBA – Lovelife
Selvedge -After an Image – Mutiny
Archana – Archana’s Tales – Archana’s Tales
Pink and Yellow – Exiting the Space Lounge – Lifestyle Addictions
Low Pass Killer – Streets Where I Work – Multimode Murda
Pink and Yellow – Jock Jams – Lifestyle Addictions
Seikai – Quiescent Loops – To Sanzuwu
Apoxupon – Night Chorus – How the Garden Grows
Abhasa – २ – १