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Thanks to your continued support, Accretions turned 30 in 2015! We have since expanded our catalogue with such artists as Penelope, Hans Fjellestad, Melt, Ryan Choi and most recently Chihiro Butterfly, Quibble and The Argonauts. Please also check out 30, our anniversary compilation featuring rare archival and early vinyl-only material plus previously unreleased recordings.

We've got more new releases in the works so please visit often and enjoy our continuing sonic explorations.

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The Argonauts: Proxima b
CAT. #: ALP064
An EP featuring 3 spontaneous compositions that capture the more adventurous side of The Argonauts' live perforemances which often feature extended improvisational excursions into prog and space rock.

The Argonauts: Here Come The Argonauts!
CAT. #: ALP063
Surf, dub and psychedelic rock provide the springboard for The Argonauts' sometimes bluesy, sometimes funky but always spontaneous and adventurous post rock blend.

Quibble: Quibble
CAT. #: ALP062
Quibble displays their aggressive brand of electronic improvisation in these recordings unearthed from the archives.

Chihiro Butterfly: After 3.11
CAT. #: ALP061
A collection featuring Chihiro Butterfly's collaborations with artists from Europe and Japan reflects on the Great Tohoku Earthquake that ravaged much of Eastern Japan including her hometown of Sendai.

Ryan Choi: Three Dancers
CAT. #: ALP060
Ryan Choi blends baritone ukulele, percussion and electronics to create three highly kinetic, dense and intensely focused works.

Penelope: 50'51
CAT. #: ALP058
Irregular percussion loops and floating voices organically intertwine with noise emanating from turntable and electric bass. Quiet maneuvers by four improvisers.

Various Artists: 30
CAT. #: ALP059
30 is a compilation featuring rare archival and early vinyl-only releases, previously unreleased recordings and previews of upcoming releases.

Melt: Pure Melt
CAT. #: ALP057
Melt, the trio of guitarist Takashi Ueno (Tenniscoats), bassist Jyoji Sawada (Choro Club) and drummer Marcos Fernandes, create a distinctive sound often fueled by driving rhythms and rich harmonies informed by rock, techno, improvisation and world musics.

Hans Fjellestad: Sounding the Space DVD
CAT. #: AVD002
Percussionist Marcos Fernandes reconnects with his homeland by staging elaborate concerts in four historical buildings designed by his grandfather Uheiji Nagano (1867-1937) in Japan.

sroM: one
CAT. #: ALP056
In the debut album "one," sroM manipulates an arsenal of vintage analog synthesizers to create hypnotic textures within an altered sonic reality.

Nazo Zakkak: a pause by any other name
CAT. #: ALP055
A wholly unique album both in the fields of piano music and ambient music, a pause attempts to expand the definition of what we consider to be beautiful piano music.

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