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Mein Tanzlied - (5:07) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dir - (4:53) 80 BPM
   
Der Schnupfen - (4:52) 58 BPM
   
Abends - (4:27) 78 BPM
MFM 015
23 Feb 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Bruhaha Babelico - "Bruhaha II" - (10:22) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Individual Industry - "Eyes" - (3:56) 67 BPM
Played by: Marsman
MFM 039
22 Mar 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Intermezzo 03 - (4:01) 95 BPM
   
Criola - (3:29) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Intermezzo 02 - (1:04) 64 BPM
   
!!! KWE - (2:06) 63 BPM
   
Dou Niya - (2:41) 60 BPM
   
Intermezzo 01 - (0:55) 94 BPM
   
Funyaka - (3:01) 50 BPM
   
What - (1:57) 97 BPM
   
Veronika 02 - (2:36) 52 BPM
MFM 019
21 Apr 17
Experimental/Electronic
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KWE!! (Prins Emanuel remix) - (4:46) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Intermezzo B (Dazion's Turtle Maraca remix) - (6:11) 100 BPM
   
Funyaka (Androo's Romantic dub) - (5:48) 99 BPM
   
Veronika II (Tolouse Low Trax remix) - (5:50) 54 BPM
   
Veronika II (original mix) - (2:39) 105 BPM
   
Intermezzo II (Interstellar Funk remix) - (8:28) 118 BPM
Review: Having thrilled dusty-fingered crate diggers with a reissue of Denis Mpunga and Paul K's impossible-to-find mid-'80s cassette album Criola - an unusual but rather fine combination of post-punk and traditional Congolese music - Music from Memory has decided to give some of the tracks the remix treatment. As you'd expect, there's many more hits than misses. Dutch rising star Dazion delivers a wonderfully cosmic revision of "Intermezzo B" full of fluttering new age synth lines and drum machine polyrhythms, while Tolouse Low Trax turns "Veronika" into a woozy and dreamy chunk of dub-flecked, loved-up downtempo bliss. Late night dancefloor thrills are provided by Interstellar Funk's intergalactic tribal techno take on "Intermezzo 2" and Prins Emmanuel's tactile take on "KWEI!", which sits somewhere between dub disco, boogie and proto-house.
MFM 023
24 Jul 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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On Retinae (West version) - (5:18) 98 BPM
   
On Retinae (East version) - (5:18) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MFM 010
18 Jul 16
Pop
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Skin 'N' Bones - (5:17) 100 BPM
   
Dub Oven - (4:27) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Millions Of Sensations - (4:07) 140 BPM
Review: You'd be forgiven for being unfamiliar with the work of short-lived San Francisco band Dub Oven. After all, they only released one single way back in 1983, and that was a self-released, private-press affair. Happily, the dusty-fingered diggers behind Music From Memory are big fans and here offer up a re-mastered reissue. Amazingly, each of the three tracks explores different sonic territory. Contrast, for example, the Tom Tom Club-goes-synth-funk eccentricity of lead cut "Skin 'n' Bones" and "Dub Oven", a thrillingly spaced-out chunk of no-wave/electro fusion that sounds like it could have been beamed down from another universe. Then there's closer "Millions of Sensations", which sits somewhere between Japanese new wave ambience and the post-punk funk of Bristolian outfits The Pop Group and Maximum Joy.
MFM 026
10 Nov 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Breathe - (6:43) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Distance - (6:11) 73 BPM
   
Dancing Rain - (3:00) 100 BPM
   
Suspended Motion - (7:28) 122 BPM
   
Ceremony - (5:30) 106 BPM
   
T.O.R. - (5:55) 153 BPM
   
Four For You - (5:54) 70 BPM
   
Another Place - (4:17) 130 BPM
Review: Jamie Tiller and Tako's Music From Memory now present Gaussian Curve's second album entitled The Distance. Comprised of Amsterdam's 'Young' Marco Sterk on machines, Melody As Truth boss Johnny Nash on guitar and Italian ambient hero Gigi Masin on synths. The trio follow up 2014's wonderful Clouds LP with more dreamy and ethereal balearica ("Suspended Motion") by way of vague kosmic rock flourishes ("T.O.R.") and bluesy tones like on the lush "Last Breath". Much like its predecessor, the album had been recorded in a mere few days in Sterk's studio near the city's infamous Red Light District and this opus could potentially be held in such high regard by critics too. It's a superb effort from start to finish and highly recommended.
MFM 018
17 Apr 17
Ambient/Drone
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Talk To The Church - (2:26) 156 BPM
   
Impossible Island - (7:28) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dewdrops - (1:44) 118 BPM
   
Ride - (5:09) 101 BPM
   
Broken Clouds - (5:24) 86 BPM
   
Unsolved - (2:48) 105 BPM
   
The Longest Road - (7:18) 76 BPM
   
Red Light - (6:03) 85 BPM
MFM 004
16 Apr 15
Ambient/Drone
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Klangschwaden - (5:10) 89 BPM
   
Walkman - (5:23) 107 BPM
   
Kichina - (3:56) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Torso - (0:58) 145 BPM
   
Farbflugel - (4:55) 99 BPM
   
Flugzeit - (4:23) 99 BPM
   
Herzschlag - (4:07) 140 BPM
   
Farbwalzer - (3:51) 154 BPM
   
Vollmond - (4:50) 99 BPM
   
Zeitlupentraum - (4:15) 100 BPM
Review: Walkman was the third album by German musician/painter Guenther Beckers, which coincided with an exhibition around the same time circa 1982. Hailing from Aachen in Germany, he went on later in his career to tour as a guitarist with ECM affiliated Jazz musicians such as Alex De Grassi and William Ackerman, in addition to releases for Klaus Schulze's cult electronic imprint Innovative Communication. Throughout this album, Beckers implemented the 'Kunstkopf' or 'Dummy Head' technique: a 3D audio recording technology that uses two microphones which are mounted in the ears of a mannequin (hence the name in English). It is a method that exploits certain basic principles of human spatial hearing. For many years until now, copies of this album remained only in the hands of art collectors that were present at the original exhibition. It has now been made available for a wider audience thanks to the team at Amsterdam's Music From Memory imprint, upon a friend's chance discovery at their local radio station.
MFM 035
02 Oct 18
Ambient/Drone
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So - (3:43) 101 BPM
   
Logarithms - (3:58) 117 BPM
   
Breedlove - (4:33) 55 BPM
   
Sex Music - (5:54) 126 BPM
   
Carry Me Off - (3:02) 133 BPM
   
Say You'll Say So - (5:09) 54 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Camella - (4:21) 138 BPM
   
It's Telling On Me - (3:07) 69 BPM
   
Sandbars Alone - (3:37) 75 BPM
   
Don't Push Me Away - (3:24) 85 BPM
   
Anodyne - (2:33) 120 BPM
   
Minored Birds - (5:43) 142 BPM
   
Brian's Having A Party - (2:03) 105 BPM
   
Nisei - (5:10) 129 BPM
   
Smooth Edges - (3:05) 141 BPM
   
Overhead Glass - (2:44) 126 BPM
   
The Alluring Pause - (6:21) 147 BPM
   
Excerpts From Ground Zero - (4:46) 155 BPM
   
1 By 1 - (4:50) 134 BPM
   
Mack - (6:03) 140 BPM
Review: The genius of Music From Memory has always been the label's ability to shine a light of sublime music that most will have missed. Certainly, very few will be familiar with the work of Geoffrey Landers, a Denver, Colarado-based multi-instrumentalist who recorded three albums and one single between 1982 and 1987. This superb retrospective contains material from all of these releases, deftly showcasing Landers' intriguing musical palette - a trippy mixture of vintage electronics, experimental new wave influences, strange spoken word snippets, occasional dub influences, effects-laden guitar passages, post-punk attitude, minimalist synth-funk and what would now be considered discordant art-rock. It's a stylistic melting pot that makes for wonderful listening.
MFM 025
03 Nov 17
Coldwave/Synth
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Call Me - (4:28) 80 BPM
   
Tears Of Clown - (3:55) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Swallow's Tempest - (6:58) 100 BPM
   
Tharros - (3:04) 116 BPM
   
Consequences Of Goodbyes - (4:00) 160 BPM
   
Underwater Current - (4:24) 134 BPM
   
The Wind Song - (5:45) 159 BPM
   
Conversations - (2:56) 134 BPM
   
Celebration Of Eden - (4:54) 70 BPM
   
The Sea Of Sands - (5:28) 134 BPM
BAR 003
05 Sep 17
Ambient/Drone
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The Boogie - (3:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
El Cumpleanos Se Jaimito - (4:56) 112 BPM
   
Valerie - (3:49) 121 BPM
   
Sobrevivir - (3:25) 110 BPM
   
El Salto Del Martin - (2:44) 118 BPM
   
Val, I Vuw Ya - (3:21) 107 BPM
   
Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila II - (6:57) 89 BPM
   
Migas - (4:20) 108 BPM
   
Sa Fosca - (7:02) 107 BPM
   
La Espanola - (3:41) 89 BPM
   
Agua Profunda - (3:05) 76 BPM
   
Mamma - (2:50) 102 BPM
   
Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila I - (7:15) 134 BPM
   
Alas De Seda - (5:16) 75 BPM
   
Nits De La Sultana - (3:48) 99 BPM
MFM 003
18 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Geomancy - (15:10) 85 BPM
   
Night - (6:52) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Earlier this year, Red Light Radio founder Orpheu de Jong stumbled across a cassette, originally self-released in 1984, from an unknown San Francisco musician called Joel Graham. On the strength of the two tracks showcased here, it would be fair to say that Graham was ahead of his time. Hypnotic and minimalist in the extreme, the drum machine and synthesizer workout "Geomancy" - apparently recorded in 1982 on pre-midi analogue equipment - sounds like a template for techno. B-side "Night" is similarly inspired, and bears an uncanny resemblance to pitched-down versions of some of the dreamy new age house and nu-Balearica currently doing the rounds. It's superb, and almost as good as the brilliant A-side. Another superb release from the guys at Music From Memory.
MFM 006
18 Jul 16
Ambient/Drone
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Root - (2:46) 154 BPM
   
Shell - (5:27) 158 BPM
   
Perfume Dream - (2:57) 107 BPM
   
Flower - (5:19) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trees Bearing Fruit - (5:46) 148 BPM
   
Place - (3:38) 133 BPM
   
Language Collapsed - (9:55) 148 BPM
   
Apparition - (6:15) 134 BPM
MFM 037
15 Feb 19
Ambient/Drone
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Island - (5:01) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Your Home - (5:11) 80 BPM
   
Asia - (5:03) 120 BPM
   
Echoes Of The Past - (4:03) 80 BPM
   
Ai Iro - (5:56) 89 BPM
   
Sakura No Mizu - (10:12) 140 BPM
   
Imagination - (6:30) 128 BPM
Review: Japanese producer Kuniyuki Takahashi has been known under many alises over the years, including Forth for dub techno/acid house, Frr Hive where he pursued downtempo/drum n' bass and of course Koss for techno - where he recorded several techno releases for local institution Mule Electronic/Musiq. Now Tako and Jamie Tiller at Music From Memory focus in on the veteran producer on this retrospective compilation. The first of two volumes, this release gathers together a selection of tracks from a small run of privately released tape only albums, highlighting selected moments in Takahashi's previously unknown musical output. At his home studio in of Sapporo, Takahashi recorded extensively between 1986 and 1993, experimenting with limited equipment he had gathered together. Driven to develop a musical language derived as much by an exploration of music technology and a desire to create, he was also looking to evolve the possibilities of what he refers to as a 'new Oriental sound'. Textured and glistening new age/ambient soundscapes for the most part featured here, but we really enjoyed the somewhat Tackhead/On U Sound sounding "Signifie" or the industrial beats of "Zero To One" reminiscent of early Chris & Cosey.
MFM 032
30 May 18
Ambient/Drone
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Night At The Sea Side - (8:25) 148 BPM
   
Day Dreams - (5:29) 138 BPM
   
Drawing Seeds - (4:19) 150 BPM
   
You Should Believe - (9:49) 106 BPM
   
Signifie - (4:35) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Zero To One - (4:19) 97 BPM
Review: Sapporo's Kuniyuki Takahashi, who has made a name for himself through the prolific Mule Musiq, should't just be seen as a house or techno producer. Far from it, the man comes from a heritage of experimental electronica, dabbling in ambient and drone since the late 1980's, and it's thanks to the ever-reliable Music From Memory that we are able to take a dive into his roots, and the core of his musical mindset. This first volume of Early Tape Works (1986-1993), are a bit of new age delight, shimmering in the wind like that first Spring foliage. This music is any synth addict's reverie, where slow-forming pads merge with organic instruments to swell up into something that is almost soulful in its approach. Enter the forbidden palace - it's an eye-opening experience.
MFM 027
24 Jan 18
Ambient/Drone
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Bumpin' On Sunset - (7:13) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morning Song - (3:09) 97 BPM
   
Open - (3:03) 103 BPM
   
Friends - (5:42) 94 BPM
   
Narrow River - (3:05) 88 BPM
   
The Want - (2:56) 88 BPM
   
Fluorescent Funk - (3:00) 115 BPM
   
Back To The Grasslands - (0:49) 110 BPM
   
Liquid Diamonds - (2:49) 115 BPM
   
Forest Of Fear - (2:50) 109 BPM
   
Andrea - (3:32) 122 BPM
   
Listen - (2:44) 127 BPM
MFM 001
16 Apr 15
Balearic/Downtempo
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Snake Theory - (4:58) 58 BPM
   
The Word Love - (8:57) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Still - (5:06) 140 BPM
   
Fata Morgana - (4:29) 75 BPM
   
Redanzen - (4:24) 117 BPM
   
Talk To The Sea - (7:05) 157 BPM
   
Music For Chameleons - (5:50) 94 BPM
   
Little Faith - (5:48) 123 BPM
   
First Time Ruth Saw The Sea - (3:19) 131 BPM
   
The Nylon Dollar - (9:19) 50 BPM
   
The Kasparian Circle - (7:44) 152 BPM
   
Nadir - (1:50) 126 BPM
   
Stella Maris - (6:41) 144 BPM
   
Call Me - (4:24) 82 BPM
   
The City Lights - (5:46) 123 BPM
   
She Wears Shades - (3:17) 131 BPM
   
Almanac - (2:30) 89 BPM
   
Moor - (4:38) 118 BPM
   
Not The Kind That's Blues - (4:24) 149 BPM
   
Ship Beetel - (6:01) 128 BPM
   
Random Security - (5:27) 156 BPM
   
Zarata - (3:55) 123 BPM
   
Swallow's Tempest - (6:58) 53 BPM
MFM 002
16 Apr 15
Ambient/Drone
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Are You Psychic? - (12:42) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Astral Decoy - (8:49) 104 BPM
MFM 008
14 Jul 16
Ambient/Drone
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Loopy Madness II - (3:08) 114 BPM
   
Village Voice - (5:37) 107 BPM
   
Maid Of The Mist - (6:19) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ball Of Fire - (7:22) 92 BPM
   
El Teb - (5:38) 141 BPM
   
Zoote Pointe - (9:26) 104 BPM
   
Spooky Boogie - (7:23) 101 BPM
   
Our Man In - (4:33) 109 BPM
   
Meningreen - (5:17) 110 BPM
   
Rainwater Fijt - (8:46) 110 BPM
   
Phil #5 - (2:35) 52 BPM
   
Phantoms Of Dreamland - (8:28) 128 BPM
   
End Of An Era - (5:26) 123 BPM
   
Boxes - (2:55) 110 BPM
   
Underneath The Window - (6:11) 105 BPM
Review: Music From Memory has always been good at unearthing unusual or unheard music, with last year's Michael Turtle's single, Are You Psychic? - a madcap trip into outer-space electronics first issued in 1983 - being particularly revelatory. Here, they unleash a superb 15-track collection of the producer's work, which is entirely made up of music originally recorded in and around the time of the sessions for his sole solo album, 1983's Music From The Living Room. Thrillingly, only two of the tracks have previously seen the light of day. As you might expect, it's wonderfully hard to pin down, with turtle variously fusing dubbed-out electronics, spacey jazz influences, African rhythms, new age melodies, weird pop, undulating drum machine rhythms, and - most curiously of all - odd spoken word vocals.
MFM 011
17 Nov 16
Ambient/Drone
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Snow - (5:31) 116 BPM
   
Hyper Ethnic Blues - (4:51) 126 BPM
   
Uiko's Return To Jeka - (5:57) 109 BPM
   
Dub This Heavy - (5:59) 52 BPM
   
Feel The Pain - (5:45) 77 BPM
   
Jovan's Island - (6:05) 90 BPM
   
On The Plateau - (6:31) 73 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Uiko's Dream - (5:22) 133 BPM
Review: Back in 2016 Music From Memory took a deep dive into the archives of obscure British multi-instrumentalist Mike Turtle, resurfacing with a fine album of largely previously unheard cuts. Two years on they've taken another stroll through Turtle's well-stocked vault, resulting in another essential collection of quirky cuts. Check, for example, the psychedelic patchwork "Reincarnation", where backwards drums do battle with exotic Indian samples, or the delay-laden, lo-fi synth-pop pulse of "Uiko's Return to Jeka", which boasts strange spoken word vocals from Turtle and South African style juju guitar solos. You'll find these kinds of imaginative experiments throughout; tracks that really shouldn't work, but instead entertain, excite and inspire in equal measure.
MFM 029
23 Apr 18
Ambient/Drone
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Musica Esporadica - (12:38) 107 BPM
   
I Forgot The Shirts - (6:09) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Meciendo El Engano - (11:01) 117 BPM
   
Combustion Interna - (7:44) 91 BPM
MFM 044
29 Nov 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Un Regalo - (2:36) 150 BPM
   
Vendran Lluvias Suaves - (4:04) 157 BPM
   
Tres Ostras - (1:38) 148 BPM
   
Tiempo De Espera - (8:05) 151 BPM
   
Para Que Pasen Las Termitas - (3:17) 142 BPM
   
Cama Diarmonica - (3:21) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Como Un Guante - (5:37) 119 BPM
   
El Orden Del Azar - (6:03) 89 BPM
   
Me Paro Cuando Suena Divertimento Segundo - (6:10) 85 BPM
   
Ella No Lleva Gafas - (4:01) 96 BPM
Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: Back in 2017, Tako and Jamie Tiller released Rainworks by Spanish composer Suso Saiz - composer, guitar player, producer and a pioneer of New Age music in Spain. They now look into one of his other projects. The Order Of Change is a compilation of ambient and world music works by Orquesta de las Nubes, with tracks taken from their releases between 1983 - 1987. Saiz joined Maria Villa and Pedro Estevan in the project, From the glistening operatic tones of "Vendran Lluvias Suaves", the blissed-out hypnotica of "Tiempo De Espera" or the brooding atmosphere of "Como Un Guante" this is a riveting listen from start to finish.
MFM 033
25 Jun 18
Ambient/Drone
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Luar - (3:20) 76 BPM
   
Martim Pescador - (5:37) 68 BPM
   
Campo De Sonhos - (6:31) 83 BPM
   
Origens Da Luz - (2:37) 55 BPM
   
Meditacao - (3:23) 79 BPM
   
Americua - (4:04) 89 BPM
   
Cine Mato Grafico - (3:39) 72 BPM
   
Cristal De Fogo - (8:39) 121 BPM
   
Sete Quedas - (2:19) 76 BPM
   
Corpo Do Vento - (15:52) 82 BPM
   
Meia Noite - (4:04) 120 BPM
   
Sonho De Cacador - (2:06) 101 BPM
   
Folia Do Divino - (7:09) 105 BPM
   
Floresta - (5:19) 119 BPM
   
Mensageiro - (6:15) 99 BPM
MFM 046
20 Feb 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Ship Was Sailing - (5:43) 79 BPM
   
Hollywood - (2:37) 152 BPM
   
Music In Fourths - (2:32) 53 BPM
   
Dub It - (2:58) 75 BPM
   
Riverflow Electronic - (5:17) 79 BPM
   
Bachelor - (3:42) 160 BPM
   
Commie Stories (part 5) - (0:56) 149 BPM
   
I'm At That Party Right Now - (3:00) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cross-Court (Get It) - (5:36) 104 BPM
   
Getting There - (2:35) 129 BPM
   
Commie Stories (part 9) - (1:43) 110 BPM
   
The Centre Of The Bridge - (3:21) 60 BPM
   
Deep Felt Music - (12:43) 124 BPM
   
Inferno (part 1) - (8:29) 74 BPM
   
Inferno (part 3) - (6:55) 110 BPM
   
Dox E Koo (solo voice) - (0:58) 99 BPM
   
Inferno (part 2) - (4:28) 154 BPM
   
The Bridge - (7:28) 131 BPM
Review: Ever wonder where Music From Memory founders Abel Nagengast, Jamie Tiller & Tako Reyenga got the name of their label from? The answer is obscure New York musician Vito Ricci, whose diverse and quite stunning discography of private press releases is compiled on this wonderful retrospective I Was Crossing A Bridge. Active during the '80s musical heyday of New York, Ricci description as "one of the unsung heroes of New York's downtown music scene" is fully qualified on this 18 track double LP release, which contains such a dizzying array of musical styles it's tempting to call him a musical genius. The three strong suite of "Inferno" tracks in particular could easily be mistaken for the work of Container, and that Ricci was capable of that as well as some tongue in cheek coke boogie like "I'm At That Party Right Now" means Music From Memory should be applauded once more.
MFM 005
15 Jun 15
Ambient/Drone
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I Need Your Love Again - (5:02) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You've Got The Love - (4:24) 52 BPM
   
Memo - (3:33) 87 BPM
   
Rap Apocalypse - (3:56) 109 BPM
   
It Takes Time - (4:34) 60 BPM
   
Perfect Stranger - (3:14) 123 BPM
MFM 034
04 Sep 18
Coldwave/Synth
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Autumn - (6:29) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Slave Of The Body/Mind - (3:19) 122 BPM
   
I Won't Bite - (4:56) 102 BPM
   
Gentle Friend - (4:28) 118 BPM
   
Baby Please - (3:18) 117 BPM
   
La Diferencia - (4:03) 74 BPM
Played by: Man With Records
Review: La Differencia, Dutch singer Hubertus Richenel Baars' 1982 debut, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic by those in the know. Charmingly lo-fi and homemade in feel, the cassette's 10 tracks - six of which are featured on this first ever vinyl reissue - brilliantly joined the dots between blue-eyed soul, spacey electro, disco, electrofunk and slap-bass wielding space boogie. As usual, Music From Memory has done a terrific job with the re-mastering; the tracks sound stronger than ever, if even they have retained some of the charming fuzziness of Baars' original production. All told, it's another essential reissue from Music Is Memory.
MFM 017
27 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Improbably Musica - (2:52) 159 BPM
   
Nexus On The Beach - (6:09) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Water Music - (2:02) 114 BPM
   
Woman Of Water And Music - (5:18) 80 BPM
   
Lullabies... Mother Sings... Father Plays... - (3:29) 115 BPM
   
Rack Railway To - (3:47) 129 BPM
   
Tamatave - (4:18) 152 BPM
   
Semar - (5:25) 154 BPM
   
Tower Of Silence - (2:11) 140 BPM
   
Claudia, Wilhelm R & Me - (2:57) 110 BPM
   
Voices Of The Ancient - (2:08) 148 BPM
   
Blue Garden - (4:36) 151 BPM
   
When A Dolphin Saves A Baby - (3:29) 150 BPM
   
Katak Dance For H Partch - (2:43) 131 BPM
   
Night Music - (4:19) 156 BPM
   
The Way Of Discreet Zen - (3:30) 152 BPM
   
Ghost Train - (3:03) 123 BPM
   
Kioko's Deck - (5:54) 97 BPM
   
Shadow Player - (3:42) 88 BPM
   
The Ups & Downs Of Chewing Gum - (3:52) 100 BPM
   
A Tale For C - (3:28) 134 BPM
   
Lidia After The Snow - (2:22) 82 BPM
Played by: Pete gooding
MFM 014
17 Nov 16
Ambient/Drone
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Heavenly Tide - (2:17) 74 BPM
   
Tides - (1:48) 72 BPM
   
Petit Portrait - (2:52) 73 BPM
   
Dedicated To You - (2:06) 74 BPM
   
Unidentified Lovers - (2:42) 59 BPM
   
The Love We've Shared - (1:57) 77 BPM
   
Night Tide - (2:07) 66 BPM
   
Ground - (3:29) 63 BPM
   
Future Tides - (2:33) 78 BPM
   
Ancient Tide - (1:45) 80 BPM
   
Crown Of Thorns - (2:54) 67 BPM
   
I Love You - (3:23) 61 BPM
   
Handmade Paradise - (1:48) 88 BPM
   
Gloomy Points - (1:21) 64 BPM
   
Tomorrow - (3:56) 84 BPM
   
Standing Still - (1:15) 80 BPM
MFM 043
14 Oct 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Un Hombre Oscuro - (4:24) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ya Son Dos Los Cielos - (4:48) 150 BPM
   
Nada De Lo Que Sucede - (5:16) 156 BPM
   
Para Que Pasen Las Termitas - (4:08) 66 BPM
   
Ceniza Humedia - (4:07) 148 BPM
   
Prefiero El Naranja - (5:40) 51 BPM
   
The Guardian - (6:03) 84 BPM
   
Light Is Not Like Life - (6:34) 128 BPM
   
Los Cielos Siempre - (4:44) 152 BPM
   
Una Gota De Asfalto - (5:08) 88 BPM
   
Sue Que Estas Ahi - (2:56) 110 BPM
   
La Muerte Del Agua - (5:31) 156 BPM
   
The Ten Heads Of Someone - (8:06) 144 BPM
   
Linda Cubana - (3:00) 96 BPM
   
Tierra Media - (4:57) 88 BPM
   
Mano Transparente - (5:13) 135 BPM
   
Apriendo A Amerizar - (4:02) 157 BPM
   
Odisea 3 - (6:07) 144 BPM
   
Club Global - (4:49) 97 BPM
   
Suelo Para Pisar - (5:58) 90 BPM
   
Maquina De Aliento - (4:28) 98 BPM
   
Mientras Tanto Oigo - (6:11) 115 BPM
Review: Having introduced Gigi Masin to a wider audience via the brilliant Talk To The Sea compilation back in 2014, Music From Memory is now attempting to do the same with Suso Saiz. Like Masin, Saiz was a new age/ambient pioneer in his country (in this case, Spain), releasing a smattering of obscure solo albums between 1984 and the present day. The material on Odisea - dreamy, stripped-back, evocative, occasionally breezy and largely built around vintage synthesizers and his own, Steve Hillage-like guitar work - is taken from those albums, as well as an obscure cassette-only release. As usual, the Amsterdam diggers have also included a number of previously unreleased tracks, drawn from the musician's extensive archives. It all ads up to another must have compilation from Europe's premier Balearic archivists.
MFM 009
17 Nov 16
Ambient/Drone
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From Memory & The Sky (I & II) - (10:03) 142 BPM
   
From Memory & The Sky (III) - (7:52) 119 BPM
   
The Way Of The Water - (8:54) 100 BPM
   
The Hiding Place - (6:41) 160 BPM
   
They Don't Love Each Other - (5:36) 160 BPM
   
Nothing Ends - (10:33) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rainy Afternoon - (19:58) 146 BPM
Review: Following last year's compilation of archival recordings by Suso Saiz, Jamie Tiller and Tako's Music From Memory present their twentieth release with an album of new works by this Spanish electronic music pioneer. Recorded in Madrid between January and February 2016, these are Saiz's first presentations of new music in nearly 10 years. Suso, his son Emil and pianist Raph Killhertz set out to explore a rather conceptual album where according to MFM it "became something of a mystical journey, drawing on aspects of minimalism and modernism." The music is embedded in textured natural soundscapes and spoken word passages, which were recorded and processed by Suso himself. Whilst it sounds very much like an electronic album, there were also many acoustic elements played in Suso's inimitable hypnotic way, slowly drawing the listener into a transportive state or lucid dream.
MFM 020
10 May 17
Ambient/Drone
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Meccano - (3:28) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Anti-stress For Babies And Families - (8:00) 154 BPM
   
Con Los Ojos - (3:54) 72 BPM
   
Abrazo Mirando - (5:14) 157 BPM
   
Mexican Bells (For Jorge Reyes) - (9:30) 134 BPM
   
Grounded - (8:18) 160 BPM
   
Minimal Distance - (3:02) 138 BPM
   
Una Voz - (3:55) 159 BPM
   
Objective Void - (3:27) 150 BPM
   
Dulce (with Christian Fennesz) - (6:04) 146 BPM
   
Healthy Digestion - (3:05) 153 BPM
   
Scrub Your Ego - (1:54) 159 BPM
   
Forma Horizonte - (2:59) 155 BPM
   
Frogs In Love - (6:26) 154 BPM
   
From Memory - (7:43) 140 BPM
   
Nothing Ends 2018 - (6:26) 158 BPM
MFM 040
08 Apr 19
Ambient/Drone
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Unother - (1:02) 142 BPM
   
Nuwav2 - (19:45) 107 BPM
   
Wav1 - (4:22) 150 BPM
   
Ambien - (1:50) 128 BPM
   
Arrpfaded - (2:07) 120 BPM
   
Soft G - (3:18) 154 BPM
   
220+g - (2:33) 144 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
L8r H8r - (1:42) 160 BPM
Review: Terekke's recent run of form is more impressive as the weeks go by, with this new Improvisational Loops LP being the perfect follow-up to the recent Plant Age release. In truth, this is the sort of material which we love to hear from the man. Moreover, we're super psyched to see the producer on Music From Memory, an imprint which has been a constant source of pleasure for us over the last 5 years; the match couldn't have come at a better time. Holland's finest have really got the best out of Terekke, with this album expanding the borders of his musical palette further than ever before, and while he was known for dreamy deep house in the past, this new LP offers some truly stupendous soundscaping that offers the very best of the enlarged 'new age' glow. Cinematic, to say the least.
MFM 028
28 Feb 18
Ambient/Drone
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Almost Grown - (6:09) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pendy! You're In Some Awful Danger - (4:51) 152 BPM
   
Find It In Your Eyes - (4:34) 98 BPM
   
Vampirella - (3:47) 131 BPM
Review: In typical Music From Memory fashion, their latest archival release shines a light on one of the UK's lesser-known bands of the early 1980s. The System released a lone single in 1981, followed by a now incredibly rare debut album, Logic, in 1983. Three of the cuts here are taken from that set, including the dreamy, downbeat Balearic-pop opener "Almost Grown" - a wonderfully evocative six minutes, all told - and the far-sighted, spacey, proto-techno shuffler "Vampirella". This single also includes one previously unreleased track, "Find It In Your Eyes", which was rescued from long-forgotten master tapes during the licensing process.
MFM 013
17 Nov 16
Ambient/Drone
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Sarah's Crime - (4:51) 96 BPM
   
Midsummer Night - (7:16) 117 BPM
   
Atarashii Yuhbokumin - (6:15) 115 BPM
   
Ikoku No Onna Tachi - (6:25) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pavement - (4:07) 72 BPM
   
Colored Air - (2:57) 80 BPM
   
Hikari To Mizu - (4:37) 69 BPM
   
Shinkiroh - (1:47) 71 BPM
   
Broken Belief - (7:16) 100 BPM
   
Sayoka - (5:18) 128 BPM
MFM 042
19 Sep 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Various
   
Nightfall In Camp - "Cada Dia" - (3:00) 151 BPM
   
Tony Hymas - "Pictures Of Departure" - (4:46) 133 BPM
   
Violet Eves - "Listen Over The Ocean" - (4:19) 138 BPM
   
Miko & Mubare - "Komoma Ya­-Ya-­Ya" - (4:19) 119 BPM
   
John Makin & Friends - "No Lie" - (6:56) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nonobstant - "Jessica" - (5:16) 152 BPM
   
Wolfgang Klingler, Thomas Heimes & Hans­-Christian Mittag - "Nach Dienst" - (3:33) 98 BPM
   
Sound On Sound - "Depression" - (2:59) 56 BPM
   
Pete Brandt's Method - "What You Are" - (3:35) 105 BPM
   
Lost Gringos - "Tambo Machay" - (4:48) 118 BPM
   
Music From Memory - "I Hate Disco... Not The Dance" - (4:36) 59 BPM
   
Patrick Forgas ­ - "Sex Move" - (4:50) 114 BPM
   
Xavier Jouvelet - "Oeuf En Clock" - (4:57) 85 BPM
   
Lou Blic - "Mineralite" - (3:15) 102 BPM
   
Steve Beresford - "Comfortable Gestures" - (3:27) 53 BPM
   
Harte 10 - "Happy New Year" - (5:01) 54 BPM
   
Monica Rypma - "Hey, Where You Goin!" - (3:25) 50 BPM
Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: Music From Memory's last epic compilation, 2017's Outro Tempo, did a terrific job in uncovering the dusty, rarely visited corners of Brazilian electronic music. Uneven Paths offers a similar service to those interested in the eccentric, often inspired fringes of European pop music. Of course, compilers Jamie Tiller and Raphael Top-Secret are not interested in run-of-the-mill or commercial synth-pop, but rather "deviant pop" - melodious, left-of-centre curiosities that some may describe as "Balearic". This is pop music from the outer limits, where tracks variously draw influence from spoken word, global rhythms, post-punk fusion, jazz, new age ambient and kosmiche. It goes without saying that the crate-digging duo's selections are spot on throughout, with genuine surprises around every corner.
MFM 031
22 Mar 18
Coldwave/Synth
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Various
   
May East - "Maraka" - (4:18) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dequinha E Zaba - "Preposições" - (3:03) 120 BPM
   
Oharaska - "A Fábula" - (5:24) 72 BPM
   
Fausto Fawcett - "Shopping De Voodoos" - (2:45) 53 BPM
   
RH Jackson - "O Gato de Schrödinger" - (2:59) 106 BPM
   
Edson Natale - "Nina Maika" - (3:53) 78 BPM
   
Akira S - "Tokei" - (2:18) 88 BPM
   
Low Key Hackers - "Emotionless" - (3:46) 112 BPM
   
Chance - "Samba do Morro" - (4:30) 70 BPM
   
Jorge Degas & Marcelo Salazar - "Ilha Grande" - (6:08) 69 BPM
   
Priscilla Ermel - "Americua" - (4:04) 89 BPM
   
Voluntários da Pátria - "Marcha" - (2:29) 76 BPM
   
Angel?s Breath - "Velvet" - (6:20) 96 BPM
   
Fausto Fawcett - "Império dos Sentidos" - (4:08) 120 BPM
   
Chance - "Intro-Amazonia" - (6:31) 76 BPM
   
Tete Espindola - "Quero Quero" - (2:47) 75 BPM
   
Nelson Angelo - "Harmonia De Agua" - (4:56) 133 BPM
   
Jorge Mello - "A Natureza Reza" - (3:55) 110 BPM
   
Julio Pimentel - "Gersal" - (4:44) 100 BPM
   
Tiao Neto - "Carrousel" - (3:54) 67 BPM
Played by: Chris Coco
Review: After 2017's first volume garnered widespread critical acclaim, Music From Memory present a second collection of "electronic and contemporary music from Brazil". We've moved a little forward in time, with this set focusing on the years 1984-1986 compared to the original's 1978-1992, but the general New Age ethos remains the same. May East's opener 'Maraka', a slab of slo-mo disco with almost Gothic-style female vocals, is a highlight but also something of an outlier, being one of the album's few dancefloor-oriented moments: elsewhere, more downtempo and ambient moods prevail. Chance's mid-80s cut 'Intro: Amazonia' is particularly worthy of attention, coming on like trip-hop about 10 years before the fact.
MFM041
08 Jun 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Piry Reis - "O Sol Na Janela" - (5:09) 120 BPM
   
Nando Carneiro - "GRES Luxo Artesanal/O Campones" - (6:13) 119 BPM
   
Cinema - "Sem Teto" - (3:01) 60 BPM
   
Os Mulheres Negras - "So Quero Um Xodo" - (3:37) 100 BPM
   
Fernando Falcao - "Amanhecer Tabajara/A Alceu Valenca" - (4:02) 120 BPM
   
Anno Luz - "Por Que" - (4:54) 135 BPM
   
Andrea Daltro - "Kiua" - (5:51) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Os Mulheres Negras - "Maoscolorida" - (3:52) 141 BPM
   
Bene Fonteles - "O M M" - (3:23) 130 BPM
   
Carlinhos Santos - "Giramundo" - (2:47) 106 BPM
   
Priscilla Ermel - "Gestos De Equilibrio" - (9:05) 152 BPM
   
Carioca - "Branca" - (5:06) 154 BPM
   
Marco Bosco - "Sol Da Manha" - (4:46) 63 BPM
   
Maria Rita - "Cantico Brasileiro No 3/Kamaiura" - (4:10) 117 BPM
   
Marco Bosco - "Madeira II/Mae Terra" - (2:41) 51 BPM
   
Priscilla Ermel - "Corpo Do Vento" - (15:52) 82 BPM
   
Luli E Lucina - "E Foi" - (3:56) 108 BPM
Review: Music From Memory has a reputation for doing the unexpected. It would be fair to say that few would have predicted the Dutch label's decision to release a collection "electronic and contemporary music from Brazil". As usual, the Red Light Records affiliated crate-digging crew has done a superb job with Outro Tempo, which was compiled by label affiliate John Gomez. Musically, it's predictably varied but always beautiful. It mostly focuses on tracks that fuse traditional Brazilian instrumentation, percussion and musical ideas, with elements of electronica, ambient, jazz-fusion and Reich style minimalism. The accompanying liner notes do a great job in putting the collection in context, explaining how the music was often inspired by political changes within Brazil during the 1980s.
MFM 016
24 Mar 17
Ambient/Drone
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Amerikan Dread - (3:52) 106 BPM
   
Amerikan Dread (N.Y.C. dub) - (4:26) 106 BPM
   
Amerikan Dread (Lipelis extended dub) - (6:18) 106 BPM
   
Amerikan Dread (Androo dub remix) - (5:07) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Slo-mo, sleazy punk-funk is the order of the day here. In its Original form, 'Amerikan Dread' sports a very early 80s-sounding "I'm living the life" vocal that recalls the art-pop likes of Talking Heads, Was Not Was or Blancmange, but if that's not for you, don't worry - you've also got not one but three different dubs to choose from. Victor's own NYC Dub is big n' beefy, the Lipelis Extended Dub accentuates the 80s flavas while the most radical reworking comes from Androo, who takes the track on a tribal jazz excursion. It'll make sense when you hear it.
MFM 030
22 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The New Age - (4:53) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Wait - (2:42) 123 BPM
   
Be Easy - (3:47) 92 BPM
   
Morning Love - (4:18) 113 BPM
Review: Music From Memory return, this time with four tracks drawn from Virgil 'Vincent' Work Jnr's little-known cassette only debut from 1987. This album reflects a more stripped back and raw musical approach from the St. Louis musician. The 'Fast Forward' sessions grew out of a series of late night jams with Vincent's brother Scott who was then living in Kansas. With nothing planned in advance and no written music involved in the final recording sessions, the songs that would form 'Fast Forward' very much evolved out of improvisation. As Virgil himself explains, the title of the album in fact came about because it felt "as if I had fast forwarded to a different sound". Although the album received a good response from local radio DJs and music magazines, the album sadly never gained enough momentum or demand for a further run of copies. Fast forward to 2017, exactly thirty years are their production, and Music From Memory are delighted to be able to finally make Vincent's music commercially available again.
MFM 024
18 Sep 17
Coldwave/Synth
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Island Breeze - (3:43) 120 BPM
   
Caravan - (4:18) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Odyssey - (3:32) 111 BPM
   
Caravan Revisited - (4:17) 120 BPM
Review: The latest volume in Music From Memory's impressive 12" series of reissued obscurities takes us back to late '80s St Louis and the hard to find world of Workdub. Formed of Virgil Work Jnr. and Nicholas Georgieff, Workdub's output was restricted to a pair of highly limited albums recorded between 1989 and 1992. All four tracks are taken from these two albums, and offer a lucid, ear-catching fusion of early ambient house electronics, experimental oriental synth-pop, alien jazz breaks, spacey Detroit influences, and stuttering drum machine rhythms. It's a hard-to-place but wonderfully evocative mixture, arguably best displayed on standout opener "Island Breeze". That said, the curiously Balearic, Tangerine Dream influenced "Caravan" is rather tasty, too, while its' ambient alternative mix, "Caravan Revisited" is almost overpowering in its' simple beauty.
MFM 012
14 Jul 16
Ambient/Drone
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