TKR 027 – Pink Thunder

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1. Boobs are Real 2. Chia Pet Cemetary 3. At Play in My Garden on a Sunday Morning 4. Twins 5. Pennsylvania 6. Opera 7. Calmly Grass Becomes a Wave 8. Florida 9. Fall 10. Birdman 11. Storm Window 12. That You Go On 13. My Grandmother 14. Civics 15. Word 16. John Lomax: I Work with Negroes 17. From an Island 18. Last Words 19. Brother Poem No. 1 20. For a Chinese Poet Writing Through the Night Up on Mt. Pollux 21. Song 22. Book of Life

TKR 026 – Rework

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Disc 1
1. Music in Twelve Parts, Part 1 – My Great Ghost

2. Rubric (Remix) – Tyondai Braxton

3. Knee 1 (Remix) – Nosaj Thing

4. Alight Spiral Ship (Philip Glass Remix) – Dan Deacon

5. Warda’s Whorehouse Inside Out Version – Amon Tobin

6. Etoile Polaire: Little Dipper – Silver Alert

7. Floe ’87 (Remix) – Memory Tapes

8. Opening From Glassworks – Cornelius

Disc 2

1. NYC: 73-78 – Beck

2. Protest (Remix) – Johann Johannsson

3. Mad Rush Organ (Remix) – Pantha du Prince

4. Island (Remix) – Peter Broderick

produced by Beck
mastered for vinyl by Bob Weston (Shellac)

TKR 025 – Prophet

    Vinyl (Double colored LP, cut at 45rpm):
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Track Listing

1. Bodies of Water 2. The Space Between Lightning and Thunder 3. Spore 4. Divide by Zero
5. Archimedes Plutonium 6. Sqworm 7. Fingerhold 8. If i Equals u 9. Brevony 10. Proof
11. Helium 12. Bveloed * 13. Miracle Cure * (*vinyl only bonus tracks)

Prophet is Menomena co-founder Brent Knopf’s second album (and first following his departure
from that band). The Kora Records is releasing the vinyl edition of the album as a double gatefold LP.

TKR 024 – Priorities

1. Chrome Heart Shining (5:47) 2. Prototype (6:18) 3. Crop Circles (13:33) 4. Wintermore (7:33) 5. A Just Shoot (6:21)

produced by J.Robbins (Jawbox)
mastered for vinyl by Bob Weston (Shellac)

“The album showcases what Tone does best – shimmering, guitar-driven songs that swell and expand with each layeredrepetition. Album opener “Chrome Heart Shining” captivates with a trancelike spell as a lilting guitar melody floats over a sea of sustained chords.” The Washington Post

DKR 004 – Ornament EP

1. Fever and Foam 2. Inventress of Ill (and Everything) (Eluvium Remix) 3. Rites of Spring (Tobias Lilja Remix) 4. Shape and Colour of Things Gone Blind (MAB III Remix)

Ornament is a collection of remixes from Fredrik’s 2011 album FLORA along with the new instrumental track ‘Fever and Foam‘ that was originally intended to close side A of the FLORA vinyl a spot ultimately filled by the jumpier “North Greatern”. The EP features remixes by Portland-based ambient producer EluviumGregor Samsa (MAB III), and Swedish electronica composer Tobias Lilja. With its nods to the great horror movie soundtracks of the 70’s, the EP makes a dramatic and colorful addition to the Fredrik catalogue.

TKR 023 – Nest

1. Second Golden Age 2. Barking Dogs 3. Arrowstork 4. Civilians 5. Birds of North America
6. Point, Line and Plane 7. Lightning Tree 8. Next Time 9. The Last Hours of Brunneleschi
10. One True Love 11. Waltz No. 3

TKR 022 – M. Bragg / D. Hue Split 7”

TKR 7'' Series No. 3

A. Birds of North America B. Wherehow Are You (At the Caravan Show)?

TKR 021 – Flora


1. Ylva 2. Vattenfront 3. Chrome Cavaties 4. Rites of Spring 5. The North Greatern 6. Caleido Kalahari
7. Inventress of Ill (and Everything) 8. Naruto and the End of the Broken Ear 9. The Shape and Colour of Things Gone Blind 10. I’m Pretty Sure He Said Killdren 11. Axis

Recorded in their ramshackle garden studio last summer, Flora marks a departure from the wintry moods of the band’s first two outings as according to Fredrik, flower season is anything but limonades and hammocks. The music paints a vision of summer as the darkness beneath, a busy, feverish, sprawling organic chaos. The three members build songs from dense, wavering textures of voice, strings, brass and twinkly home-made folk instruments, all couched on top of a smattering of haywire orchestral drums and swirly electronics. In keeping with all their previous work, there’s the attention to detail, the unfailing knack for melody-making and the misadventures in hyper-soprano singing,  not to mention Fredrik Hultin’s restful, abstract storytelling.

DKR 003 – Losing Colour

Stricken City

1. Some Say 2. Animal Festival 3. Bella Writer 4. Corridors 5. Pull the House Down (Skellington Remix)
6. Office 7. Lost Art (ii) 8. Don’t Spit at Her Face 9. I Know a Place 10. Losing Colour

Drowned in Sound – 8, It’s a shame that Stricken City aren’t more widely recognised upon their departure as these songs certainly have the makings of cult gems.

Line of Best Fit – Steeped in 80s guitars a la Joshua Tree, ‘Animal Festival’ slinks along with a jangly main guitar line, loose percussion and Raa’s slight allure in perfect harmony. It’s a mix extended from ‘Some Say,’ the album’s opener that rides the same guitar vibe. ‘Corridors’ achieves the same cohesive beauty with an entirely different palette – elongated synth, darker guitar tones and white space taking over. The surprising saxophone on ‘I Know A Place’ takes a while to settle, but by the end of Raa’s swirling psych party, it feels right at home. It’s a lighthearted note before the album’s (and band’s) final bow: the title track, ‘Losing Colour.’ Each instrument, each element grabs and refuses to let go through the track’s slow build toward an inevitable triumphant wall that eventually crumbles to let Kit Godfrey’s drumwork close things out.

TKR 019 – Only Stories

Aidan Baker

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    1. Everything Becomes Something Else 2. Wartorn 3. Don’t Make a Scene  *4. Only a Story
    * bonus material featured on digital download

Only Stories is Aidan’s second release on The Kora Records. The album continues in the “drone folk” style first heard on his (nearly out of print) Kora release, Scalpel. All of the sounds on the record were created by voice and 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars. Aidan penned the three long compositions featured on Only Stories a long time ago, but they were never properly recorded until the fall of 2009, and Kora is ecstatic to release them now in a beautiful fold out letterpress vinyl release limited to 500 copies.