Shell Money is the moniker of Wyncote-based producer/engineer Zach Goldstein.  Zach is well known for his engineering skills as studio manager and engineer at Kawari Sound, however, with the release of Family Tapes 89-93, his debut album, his production and songwriting is on display.

Riddled with foundsound home recordings, Family Tapes 89-93, sounds neither nostalgic or celebratory, but somehow autobiographical, …even if the childhood recordings are not.  Throughout, the hiss and scratch of two familiar voices provides a foundation for Goldstein to layer synthesizers, samples, guitars and percussion. You really just need to hear it.

Preview Brand New Day below, and hear the entire album this Friday, September 29th, when it is released.

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Today we’re excited to announce the release of the new album from ghostinthehills, A Haunting Desire What Is Gone, on Friday, June 9th.  The album is the Philadelphia-based producer’s third NOREMIXES release, and his most developed sonically to date.  You can pre-order the mastered for iTunes version of the album via iTunes now, and preview one of our favorite tracks “Mid-Century Modern Interior” via soundcloud below.

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On December 2nd, we’ll be releasing the second NOREMIXES album from composer, Joo Won Park.  The album is entitled Modulationist and finds Joo Won expanding the palette of his last album Overundertone by including acoustic instruments into the mix.  Hunter Brown joins the composer on opener, ‘Hallelujah’, for vibraphone and electronics.  Later, Hunter is joined by Louis Pino on the rhythmically challenging ‘JNNJ’ for percussion duo and electronics.  Theodosia Roussos is the oboist that gets lost in ‘Swamps, Showers, and Creatures’, and Giovanni Bertoni takes on Park’s electronics with two clarinets on ‘Armor+2’.

Pre-orders are available via iTunes and Bandcamp, and with a pre-order, you’ll receive ‘Armor+2’ immediately for download.  If purchased through the NOREMIXES bandcamp, you’ll also receive scores for three of the pieces from the album.