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21 Jumpsuit - The Magic Room Mar 29, 2019

21 Jumpsuit has returned with his third release in 11 years, also likely his final one. "The Magic Room" sees him going back to basics, with six tracks of pure electronica. The album is available now via our Bandcamp page, as well as all major digital platforms. We've also made the first two 21 Jumpsuit albums, "Hero Article" and "I Heard You Were Away", available across digital platforms for the first time.

If you're still thirsty for more 21 Jumpsuit, the very rare Halogen recordings have been made available via Italian label Bulbless. Halogen is the pre-Alpha Aesar collaboration of Carl States (21 Jumpsuit) and Warren Kroll (Dorosoto, Forrest). "Ideas And Forms 1998 - 2000" showcases the early electronic sounds that would later evolve into "Alpha Aesar." The album is available on digital, or as an extremely limited (15 copies), hand-made CDr, designed by Italian artist Francesco Peluso.

Over at our sister label, Silverback Anarch, we recently released a couple titles by Hot Tin Roof. Hot Tin Roof is the project of Tom Lash, a one-time member of the bands Lucky Pierre and Prick. A staple of the 1990s alternative and industrial scene in Cleveland, Ohio, the Hot Tin Roof recordings have remained long out of print and difficult to find. We worked closely with Tom Lash to compile an album highlighting the career of Hot Tin Roof, as well as a special Christmas release this past December.

Hot Tin Roof - "Fixation" (XXX0018). Compiled by Hot Tin Roof founder Tom Lash, this collection brings together highlights of his entire career. Most of this material is available digitally for the first time.

Hot Tin Roof - "XMAS Songs" (XXX019). A special holiday release from Hot Tin Roof.

High Tides, the duo of Dorosoto and Mall Security, have released their sophomore album, "Paradise Daze," on LP, cassette and digital via our friends at Rad Cult. The boys also just recently finished a string of West Coast North American dates with Black Moth Super Rainbow.

We will return very soon with our next release, a reissue of "Sweet Heavenly Angel Of Death" by Magic Arrows. It was perhaps the most challenging release we've ever done, due to the sheer effort it took to unearth a wealth of unreleased material and present it in a new and cohesive manor. We'll have more details soon.

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1. Bootbox
2. Bumble
3. Rug Doctor
4. Diamonds
5. Bumo
6. Uncorrupt

The Magic Room - Cover

Magic Arrows - Ultraviolet Butterflies Feb 11, 2018

We have officially passed the 10 year milestone here at I, Absentee. We've been going a lot longer than we could have ever anticipated and we're very thankful for all of the artists and supporters alike who have kept us going a decade and counting. We're excited about some projects on the horizon and have several releases lined up for 2018.

Magic Arrows has returned with his first album for I, Absentee in four years, "Ultraviolet Butterflies." The album is a new, high watermark in the classic Magic Arrows sound, rightly taking it's place alongside some of his most widely praised material, such as "Sweet Heavenly Angel Of Death." The album has had a long, strange journey to reach this point. Initially conceived as a collaboration project, it ultimately developed as a solo Magic Arrows effort. Upon it's completion, it was scheduled for release on another reputable label, but due to unforeseen circumstances beyond anyone's control, the album underwent extensive delays. Finally in 2017, Magic Arrows approached I, Absentee about picking up the album and we are pleased to bring this long overdue treasure to light.

The artwork was done by Eric Lee, with mastering by The Analog Botanist. The same team has released an excellent companion single for "Bird Within Him" over at Wil-Ru Records, featuring an exclusive, near seventeen minute long Coppice Halifax remix of tracks from the album.

"Ultraviolet Butterflies" is released on cassette and digital formats on March 2, 2018. Please note that the final track, "Art Of Listening," is exclusive to the cassette and Bandcamp editions of the album. We will return with more Magic Arrows later this year, including an extensive revisit of his aforementioned "Sweet Heavenly Angel Of Death," featuring loads of previously unreleased material.

We recently released another project from Scott Beschta over at our sister label, Silverback Anarch. The project is known as Schizophonik, a collaboration between Beschta and Byron Christl. We have also partnered back up with Dan Petrarca (D.D. NewMole, GILA, 80 Pounds) for a series of releases. First, we reissued his debut Potpourri album, originally released by Dangerous Age. We also released an all new Potpuourri album, called "Insouciant." Last but not least, we released a self-titled compilation of D.D. NewMole material, featuring many of his I, Absentee tracks, alongside some rare and previously unreleased material.

Potpourri - "Potpourri" (XXX0014). Digital reissue of his 2012 album, originally released on Dangerous Age.

Potpourri - "Insouciant" (XXX015). All new album from Potpourri, a.k.a. Dan Petrarca, D.D. NewMole.

D.D. NewMole - "D.D. NewMole" (XXX016). New compilation spanning D.D. NewMole's entire career, featuring many of his classic I, Absentee tracks, as well as rare and previously unreleased tracks.

Schizophonik - "Ticket To Ride" (XXX017). Collaboration between Scott Beschta (Magic Arrows) and Byron Christl.

We are excited about some upcoming Silverback Anarch projects that are in the works, which we can't quite announce yet. The label will continue to feature a lot of artists we've worked with at I, Absentee, but will also be venturing into new directions as well.

Lastly, in other news, Tobacco released the "Ripe And Majestic" collection, featuring remixes, rarities and unreleased tracks. A few I, Absentee related tracks can be found in the collection. "On A Puffy Black Day," from our "Birth Certificate" compilation, can be found under the name "Octogram." Tobacco's remix of Dorosoto's "Emerald Building..." from "Embryonic Audio Restoration" can be found under the name "Washed" and his remix of The Red Falcon Projects' "Probotector" from "Revised Falcon Projects" can be found under the name "Old Man Kid." It's a great way to collect all the tracks in one spot if you missed them on the previous releases.

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1. Perhaps Tomorrow
2. Bird Within Him
3. Wonderful Sleep
4. Guitar Loops 1
5. Man On The Shore
6. Portion Of Sorrow
7. Understand This River
8. Siddartha
9. Guitar Loops 2
10. Art Of Listening
Ultraviolet Butterflies - Cover

Hakobune / Silverback Anarch Feb 26, 2017

Six years ago, we invited Hakobune to take part in our "Truth Serum" compilation. Hakobune is Takahiro Yorifujo of Tokyo, Japan. Since 2007, he has steadily built admirers from around the globe, following releases on labels such as Hibernate, Nomadic Kids Republic and Install, as well as collaborations with the likes of I, Absentee label-mate Celer and Pleq. Using guitar layers to create signature, sonic landscapes, his music developed into a perfect fit for the label. "Landfall" marks Hakobune's debut full-length at I, Absentee, pressed on CD, with a glossy, UV digipak, limited to 300 copies worldwide. Despite running three tracks, the album clocks in past the 40 minute mark and is officially released on CD / digital March 10, 2017. We have more releases behind us than ahead of us at I, Absentee, so we hope you'll give "Landfall" a listen, as a lot of time and effort went into it.

We also continue to develop Silverback Anarch, which is a division of I, Absentee currently focused on digital distribution. We will be opening a wing of the website dedicated to all things Silverback Anarch soon, but in the meantime, here is a recap of what we've been doing there.

Lunar Testing Lab - "Nightmusik" (XXX004). Digital reissue of his 2012 album, originally released on Secret Station.

Lunar Testing Lab - "The Winter Void" (XXX005). Digital reissue of his 2012 album, originally released on Secret Station.

Lunar Testing Lab - "Into The Dark Distance" (XXX006). Digital reissue of his 2013 album, originally released on Secret Station.

Lunar Testing Lab - "The Alvord Expanse" (XXX007). Digital reissue of his 2014 album, originally released on Secret Station.

Talons' - "Pandemia" (XXX008). Talons' returns for his first work with us since 2009. "Pandemia" is a project originally considered for release by I, Absentee, but schedules didn't quite align at the time, so Talons' self-released it in 2010. The album is a departure from his traditional sound, venturing into more electronic frontiers. More appropriate than ever in 2017, we are proud to finally bring this gem under our umbrella.

Buenos Aires - "The Lake Effect" (XXX009). Buenos Aires is the duo of Magic Arrows and Time Constant. This is a digital reissue of their 2011 debut album, originally released on Secret Station.

Buenos Aires - "Camera Party" (XXX010). All new, sophomore album from Buenos Aires, exclusively released on Silverback Anarch.

Magic Arrows - "Silver Apples On A Jade Tree" (XXX011). Excellent new album from Magic Arrows, which sees him venturing into dub techno, as well as expanding on his ambient soundscapes.

Magic Arrows - "Turning Points" (XXX012). Originally recorded back in 2005, around the time of "Zeta Grey,", it has remained unreleased until now. Featuring twelve tracks of signature Magic Arrows beats.

Magic Arrows - "Beatles And Stones" (XXX013). All new album from Magic Arrows, set to the rhythm of some artists you'll be sure to recognize. "Beatles And Stones" is our first ever ghost release, unavailable for purchase anywhere. However, dedicated Magic Arrows fans can uncover it one way or another…

In other news, Celer has recently released "Shima", a companion piece to his I, Absentee LP "Jima". You can currently find several Celer imports in the I, Absentee shop, including his collaboration album with Hakobune; "Vain Shapes And Intricate Parapets." All are available in the shop without any added import fees.

Illuminated Paths has recently reissued Dorosoto's "Hypnotic Gyre". This expanded edition, entitled "Hypnotic Gyre: Assembled," adds on most of the tracks from our "Rarefied Audio" release, as well as a bonus DVD of visuals, entitled "Video Verticil." We currently have several rare Dorosoto releases in our shop, including "Odd Matters," "Maxtoon Physics" and "Adernolneen;" his polarizing 2015 album for Tobacco's Rad Cult label.

Milieu has reissued his classic "New Drugs For Nuclear Families Of The Seventies" album. This is a reissue of the expanded edition, originally released on I, Absentee in 2009. Fans of the album are also encouraged to check out "Echo Spectrum," an expanded, companion piece to New Drugs, featuring additional tracks from the era.

Lunar Testing Lab recently released the "Decima Project" compilation, which highlights LTL's remix and compilation work. Amongst the tracks, you can find his "Mock Orange" remix from "The Twilight Fires: Volume Three", his Dorosoto remix from "Embryonic Audio Restoration" and a previously unreleased remix for Rumorse, which was originally intended for our "Halogen Eve[r]" release.

Micko Westmoreland, who did an EP with us in 2010 as Wooden Spaceship, has recently released the "Remixes" collection, featuring a remix from The Red Falcon Projects (originally released in 2010), alongside acts such as Luke Vibert, Mike Paradinas and Si Begg.

We have a few more Silverback Anarch releases in the works over the coming months. As for I, Absentee, the date of our next release remains a mystery, but we shall return. Thanks as always for your support.

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1. Pathless
2. Landfall
3. In The Escaping Sunlight

Landfall - Cover

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