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Founded in 2001 and originally intended as an online, on-demand, label selling uniquely packaged CDRs, in addition to establishing online stores for niche artists, Burning Shed quickly developed its own label range of fully packaged CDs and DVDs.

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Tim Bowness / Peter Chilvers - California Norfolk - Deluxe Edition (double cd)

Originally released in 2002, California, Norfolk was the debut album from Tim Bowness (No-Man/Henry Fool) and Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno/Karl Hyde).

This re-mastered 2013 double cd reissue features the original album plus alternate versions, unreleased material earmarked for a follow-up album, and a live EP.

Presented in a deluxe dvd-sized digi-book, which includes comprehensive sleeve notes in addition to previously unseen artwork by Carl Glover.

'Part balladry, part ambient, part soundscape - think of Nick Drake's Pink Moon as processed by Brian Eno.' - Brainwashed, US

Click here for a free download of the alternative version of the 10 minute track Winter With You.

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Steve Jansen - Slope - digisleeve edition (triple cd)

Released to highly positive reviews in 2007, Slope was the debut album from Steve Jansen (Japan / Rain Tree Crow).

Exhibiting a bold combination of inventive rhythms, intricate programming and emotive vocal performances, the album features guest contributions from an impressive line-up including David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim), Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman), Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek, Nina Kinert, and Theo Travis.

This triple cd digisleeve version comprises the original album plus remixes, live recordings and instrumental soundtracks.

'A mixture of exquisite, groove-based soundscapes and introspective torch songs.' - The Guardian

Daniel Cavanagh and Joseph Geraci - The Passage - Deluxe Edition (cd)

**Final copies of this limited edition pressing (stock returned from our distributor)**

Graceful and atmospheric, The Passage is the unique result of a collaboration between Anathema's Daniel Cavanagh and writer Joseph Geraci (the voice on Internal Landscapes from Anathema's celebrated 2012 release, Weather Systems).

Presented as a 17 part continuous suite of textures, poetry and songs, The Passage is a seductive and unpretentious marriage of spoken word and music that highlights the growing sophistication in Daniel Cavanagh's compositional capabilities.

The cd is presented in a dvd-sized digibook and includes striking Carl Glover images in addition to the poetic texts.

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Lo-Fi Resistance - Chalk Lines (cd)

Released on the Burning Shed label, Chalk Lines is the second album from guitarist/vocalist Randy McStine's ambitious Lo-Fi Resistance project.

A powerful fusion of Alt Rock, Singer Songwriter and Progressive influenced styles, hard-hitting riffs, soaring melodies and complex rhythms collide in this distinctive take on contemporary Art Rock.

Featuring Porcupine Tree's Gavin Harrison on drums throughout, other performances come courtesy of Colin Edwin, John Giblin, Doug Pinnick (King's X) and John Wesley. Dave Kerzner (Kevin Gilbert, Steve Hackett) co-writes and co-produces.

The track The Silent War is available as a free download and the title track can be heard on the Burning Shed page for the album.

Chalk Lines is another knockout for Lo-Fi Resistance.' - Examiner.com

'My vote for best new Prog artist of 2012. Miss this one at your peril!' - Northern England Art Rock Society

No-Man - Love And Endings - jewel case edition (cd/dvd)

Love And Endings is a document of No-Man's powerful performance at the Leamington Spa Assembly on October 14th, 2011.

'A masterly control of dynamics' - Sid Smith

The 'EMI Label Distribution' jewel case edition

Marvin Ayres - Harmogram Suite (CD + 5.1 surround sound DVD)

Marvin Ayres' Harmogram Suite is a six movement composition for cello, string orchestra and choir.

An accessible and compelling hybrid of contemporary Classical and Ambient music, Ayres' work distinctively evokes the Holy Minimalist purity of Arvo Part and the timeless textural experimentation of Brian Eno.

A two-disc cd/dvd package, the dvd features a 5.1 surround-sound mix.

mike figgis - hotel soundtrack (cd)

Acclaimed director and gifted trumpeter/composer Mike Figgis makes his Burning Shed debut with the enigmatic and haunted soundtrack to his revolutionary movie, Hotel.

Featuring contributions from legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the album additionally contains a devastating 10 minute collaboration with Skunk Anansie's Skin.

Darkroom - Some Of These Numbers Mean Something (cd)

Darkroom's latest album, Some Of These Numbers Mean Something - their 8th to date -marks the 10th anniversary of debut release, Daylight.

The original brief for the new album was, 'place guitar under microscope'. In places, it's the hardest hitting Darkroom album to date, but without doubt it's also the most accessible, combining 70's space rock, 80's Sheffield electronica, 60's guitar instrumentals and contemporary post rock.

From Santana & Tangerine Dream to Cocteau Twins & Tortoise, file under ambient stadium rock.

the resonance association - failure of the grand design (cd)

'Failure Of The Grand Design' is The Resonance Association's debut album for Burning Shed.

Clocking in at just under 55 minutes, the album consists of nine dark and ambitious instrumentals (described by the band as being an 'ambient-techno-goth-prog crossover') , and includes a new version of live favourite 'Electrolyte'.

Echoes of Porcupine Tree, Coil, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Sunn O))) and Neu! grace the album's powerful mixture of electronic atmospherics, soaring guitar solos and fractured motorik rhythms.

centrozoon - the cult of: bibbiboo (cd)

Centrozoon's third album is by far their most ambitious and experimental to date. Fusing looped Soundscapes, critical beats and grand orchestral compositional structures, tco:b is the missing link between Fripp, Stockhausen and Boards Of Canada. Beautifully packaged and replete with surreal sleeve notes from King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, tco:b is a future New Music classic.

a marble calm - surfacing (cd)

A loose collective centred around the nucleus of Peter Chilvers and reclusive marimba/vibraphone virtuoso Jon Hart, A Marble Calm's debut release is an ambitious collection combining textural instrumentals and drifting songscapes. Featuring Burning Shed regulars Tim Bowness, Sandra O'Neill and Theo Travis and clocking in at 74 minutes long, the album distinctively blends influences from Contemporary Classical (Gorecki/Prt), ECM Jazz, Sigur Rs and the ambient songwriting of Sylvian, Eno and No-Man.

"Sandra O'Neill's singing on Gillian Welch's "I Dream a Highway" is heart-meltingly beautiful. I think this song deserves a new category - something like 'future country'. More, soon, please!" - Brian Eno

hugh hopper and matt howarth - the stolen hour (cd)

Gloriously atmospheric and intense, 2004's 'The Stolen Hour' was a superb extension of Hugh Hopper's 'Jazzloops' series of explorations written to accompany the distinctive imagery of comic book artist, Matt Howarth.

Assisted by, amongst others, Robert Wyatt (cornet, voice), John Marshall and Didier Malherbe, Hopper updated the Jazz-tinged Minimalist looping he initially developed in the 1960s, evoking the innovative spirit of early Soft Machine, while simultaneously suggesting new possibilities for his music.

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terry stamp - bootlace johnnie and the ninety-nines (cd)

Intense, poetic, earthy and emotive, the astonishing 'Bootlace Johnnie and the Ninety-Nines' contained the first new recordings for nearly 30 years of songs by Terry Stamp and Jim Avery (the songwriters at the heart of uncompromisingly political 1970s cult band Third World War).

Sensitively guided by the inventive production and playing of Alistair Murphy, 'Bootlace Johnnie' was a potent reminder of Terry Stamp's highly individual voice and lyrical style.

Occasionally recalling the likes of Tom Waits, Kevin Coyne and Van Morrison, Stamp's songs carve a highly distinctive path of their own.

marvin ayres - cellosphere (cd)

Originally released on Mille Plateaux's 'classical' imprint Ritornell to great critical acclaim in 1999, Marvin Ayres' 'Cellosphere' is a beautiful and hypnotic fusion of Minimalist sensibilities and unique Ambient sound processes.

'stimulating' The Wire
'heady serenity' DJ
'thoroughly engaging' Foundsound

marvin ayres - neptune (enhanced cd)

'Neptune' is the graceful and intriguing follow-up to the critically acclaimed 'Cellosphere' and is available exclusively via Burning Shed as an enhanced CD including two films (a promo feature for the track 'Under Blue' and some live footage of Marvin's performance at the Camden Remix accompanied by a film made especially for 'Neptune').

"An awesome piece of music and a great follow up to 'Cellosphere'." - DJ
"warrants an in depth investigation" - Future Music

mask - healing senses (maxi single)

MASK is a new collaborative project featuring acclaimed Ambient cellist/violinist/producer, Marvin Ayres, and cult icon/singer, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air).

Recording and performing experimental voice and strings Soundscapes, MASK mix extemporisation with structured songs and beats, fusing elements of Ambient/Electronica, Trance and Classical music to breathtaking and original effect..

The three track maxi single Healing Senses is their first release and is exclusively available via Burning Shed.

marvin ayres - scape (cd)

Fusing orthodox and off-kilter beats with city-scape cacophony, yet
remaining defiantly ambient in its approach, Scape is a hybrid of music
specifically developed for the DVD film 'Scape' and Marvin Ayres unique take on the art of the remix.

This CD is housed in a full colour card pochette.

marvin ayres - cycle (cd)

Marvin Ayres' experimental and evocative soundtrack for the acclaimed DVD film Cycle. Cycle has been screened at several renowned international film festivals and galleries, including Whitechapel Art Gallery, Leeds International Film Festival and London's prestigious ICA.

The CD is housed in a full colour card pochette.

michael bearpark / bernhard wagner - pedaltone (cd)

Treated textures collide with ascending Minimalist pulses to create an unexpected and highly atmospheric collaboration between Burning Shed?s innovative guitarist-in-residence, Michael Bearpark, and German Swiss looping guitarist Bernhard Wagner. The album is packaged in a stunning Carl Glover sleeve.

roger eno - fragile (music) (cd)

Roger Eno's 2004 release Fragile (Music) was his first album for four years and was perhaps the most uncompromising, personal and starkly beautiful of his career.

With echoes of the cool Minimalism of Erik Satie and Harold Budd, Fragile (Music) represented a supremely consistent and moving statement.

peter chilvers - piano (cd)

Echoing the powerful and ambitious 1970s solo piano suites by the likes of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea, Peter Chilvers' 'Piano' represents a return to the influences and improvisations that marked Peter's introduction to music.

The album's highlights include 'Ghost Town Suite', a linked sequence of seven atmospherically downbeat pieces recorded in a single half hour session.

cipher - elemental forces (cd)

Cipher's third album Elemental Forces from 2006 found the core duo of Theo Travis and Dave Sturt working alongside percussionist Steve Hubback.

Augmenting the band's trademark fusion of ingeniously looped compositional structures and highly melodic improvisations with a pronounced Eastern meditative influence, Elemental Forces is an exquisite and accessible blend of accident and intention, intensity and beauty.

terry stamp - howling for the highway home (cd)

Terry Stamp followed his acclaimed Burning Shed debut 'Bootlace Johnnie and the Ninety-Nines' (Uncut's 'Americana Album Of The Month' and Daily Mirror's 'Album Of The Week') with 'Howling for the Highway Home', which featured twelve evocative narrative-driven songs from the former leader of 1970s cult band Third World War (TWW).

Along with covers and name-checks from Marc Almond and Paul Weller and an article in Classic Rock, 'Howling for the Highway Home' was yet another strong addition to the growing reputation of this underrated and influential singer-songwriter.



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