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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

The album you’ll need this winter

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Image by Irving Penn



The beauty the colder season brings always never fails to floor me. My 2 favorite artists to listen to during the winter come to together and bring ISO50 an exclusive single Baryon.

There was chaos and violence, a collision of dark matter and heat.
In the maelstrom, a legacy was created and a new moon born.
She left something here forever.
But amongst infinite black depths,
Theia rages on.

Markus Guentner’s new album, Theia, arrives early November on double transparent vinyl housed in a matt-laminated gatefold sleeve.

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1991 edit

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My passion for discovering music bounces around from genre to genre, for the last few years I keep coming back to THIS sound. I understand the repetition and substance might be lacking for some but when I listen to music this song is pretty much the exact thing I want to hear, its soo rare to find that feeling being fulfilled.

GIVEAWAY: Warby Parker X Ghostly Glasses

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We’re excited to be able to giveaway 1 pair of these Warby Parker X Ghostly International sunglasses to the ISO50 readers. All you need to do is list off an album from 2015 that has soundtracked your summer in the comment section below. We’ll pick a winner next Wednesday. Enjoy your weekend!

Ghostly’s latest collaboration with Warby Parker features the beautifully minimal Henning frames. The desire with Henning was to showcase quality, character and resilience without being distracting. Crafted from premium matte acetate, and Japanese titanium the Henning boasts a one-of-a-kind cutout-keyhole bridge and wraparound temples. Each purchase comes with a lens cloth designed by Matthew Shlian, and a Warby Parker carrying case.

Lenses:

– Made from polycarbonate, the most impact-resistant material on the market
Offer 100% UV protection
– Anti-scratch coating and anti-reflective coating included
Frames:

– Made from cellulose acetate cut from a single sheet to maintain colorparity
Temple arms made of lightweight ion-plated titanium
– Akulon-coated screws for durability

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For those of you that are on Spotify there’s a lovely 25 song playlist featuring everyone from J Dilla to The Sea And Cake to Lone, head over here to check it out.

Upcoming 1080p releases

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The refreshing efforts on putting out new styles of music has to be born somewhere and 1080p seems to be the front runners when it comes to revival of new age and IDM music. The above collection of demos really shows that off, really been enjoying the CFCF album too if you haven’t had a chance to hear it.

All new 1080p tracks—demos and rough cuts and direct takes from upcoming cassettes and 12″s.

Tracklist
Earth Boys – Spring Fling
Image Man – Esle1on
Trust Image – Sun
Co La – Suffering (Tuesday)
Dialect – Chewing Springs
I Am Just A Pupil – Apothecary
Talk Story – Water Baby
??? – River Drum
Sasha, Jan + Rezzie – Wild Heart
Kirk The Flirt & Peter Pressure – Never Ever Give Up
Project Pablo – Lalime (OG Mix)
Loophead – Aesthia
Khotin – Human Voice
??? – Clouds of David
Journeymann Trax – Inside
Mall Grab – Drive
Max McFerren – Hard To Say
??? – Bounce With
??? – ???
Trust Image – Rory’s Dream
Beta Librae – Wavy
Via App – Set You

Lyon Vynehall: Musik For Autobahns

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What gorgeous repetition, if you’ve been following the collection or any LV releases then you knew Vynehall was going to deliver and did he ever.

The first Musik For Autobahns was a delight: softly-softly ambient and subtle cuts from the likes of Move D, Suzanne Kraft, Roman Flügel and plenty more besides. Even amongst Rush Hour’s bounty that year, it stood proudly out. A ripple of excitement went through BR HQ upon finding out Gerd Janson was lining up a second, with no shortage of marquee signings all coming correct with their A game.

Benoit Pioulard: Stanza II coming Sept.

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Recorded May 2015 at La Berceuse, Seattle WA with guitar, magnetic tape and voice Thomas Meluch is back at it again in the ambient ring. Some William Basinski style repetition here, with only 2 tracks being reviewable you can still get a good sense of what is gifted to us. The calmness and delicate crackling is almost too clean for Thomas but its a great change up and beautiful edition to his discography.