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Saint Louis

We've moved.

Norelco Mori is setting up shop in Saint Louis, MO. We'll be resuming our semi-regular programming this fall. Stay tuned for more information.

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Norelco Mori Live On NTS Radio

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Norelco Mori Live On NTS Radio

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Join me this Monday, January 15, 2018, for a special live edition of Norelco Mori streaming via NTS Radio's LA studio from 6-7PM (PST). We'll be listening to new stuff from labels such as Audio Visuals Atmosphere, Tandem Tapes, Black Horizons and our very own Norelco Mori Limited. 

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Norelco Mori Limited: Compilation 001

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Norelco Mori Limited: Compilation 001

Your favorite cassette-based underground and experimental music podcast, Norelco Mori, is proud to offer you a selection of new and previously unreleased tracks from some of our favorite artists, as heard on the show. The inaugural release from newly minted Norelco Mori Limited imprint features tracks from Sequences, Tom Hall, Desroi, Lower Tar, b.lind and others. 

The cassette is limited to 100 copies dubbed in realtime on chrome, as well as a digital version both of which are available to preorder nowShipping January 23, 2018.

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Norelco Mori on Patreon

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Norelco Mori on Patreon

Norelco Mori is now on Patreon.

If you like the show and work I put in to each episode, why not show your support with a small recurring contribution? Patreon is an easy way to help support the the people who create the work you love. You can show your support for as little as a dollar per episode. 

I've been putting this show together for about 4 years now. During this time, I've had the pleasure of receiving hundreds of cassettes from all across the world, meeting and connecting with labels and artists I might not have ever had the opportunity to cross paths with. I've also been privy to a lot of music I might not have ever heard if it wasn't for this show. 

Producing an episode of Norelco Mori is a considerable amount of work. But, it’s not about me. Support for Norelco Mori not only gives you, the listener, an opportunity to discover more more new music, it also gives artists worldwide the chance to reach more listeners. And context is key in all this. Anyone can release music these days. It’s been that way for a while. But with streaming taking a big bite out of downloads and algorithm-based playlisting becoming the norm it’s hard to discover new music that isn’t existing simply to penetrate the mainstream. 

62 episodes in and I feel like we’re just getting started. 

Curation takes time. Your support gives me time the time necessary to produce new episodes and provide a platform for experimental artists worldwide. With your help, we can continue to foster creativity and provide an stable outlet for experimental music.

Your support means the world to me.

Ted

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Win a KORG Monologue from Norelco Mori (UPDATED)

You could be our next unlucky listener and the proud owner of a brand new KORG Monologue.

If you don't know, the Monologue is an analog-voiced monophonic synthesizer with a 16 step sequencer, unique wave folding capabilities, custom scales and presets created by Aphex Twin. These are a lot of fun, hugely versatile and I use one myself.

For your chance to win, donate $6.66 (per entry, no limit) to Norelco Mori via the Donate page or via PayPal (to norelcomori@icloud.com). Multiple entries mean better odds - enter as many times as you'd like. 1 grand prize winner will be selected at random to win a black Monologue. In addition, 2 runners up will be chosen to receive a t-shirt and a tape. Winners will be announced on an upcoming episode of the show. 

Enter the contest.

Each entry helps pay for things like monthly hosting costs, new music and general "keeping the lights on" expenses. Best of all, it helps support your ad-free listening experience on the show.

 This one's mine. Winner will receive a brand new, sealed package... 

This one's mine. Winner will receive a brand new, sealed package... 

Congratulations to our Unlucky Listeners. Nicoli Vargas is taking home a KORG Monologue, Richard Laverde and Yuri Yamaguchi are both getting Norelco Mori t-shirts.

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Norelco Mori, The Shirt

We have t-shirts!

Available for pre-order now, shipping in May.

Shirts are high quality, soft, 100% cotton from Bella + Canvas, which look and feel great wash after wash. They feature our new logo on the left breast and a full-size logo on the back, printed by the fine folks at Mineus Print. 

Place your order now, before time runs out. $20 with free US shipping.

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Limited Interest Winter Batch 2017

We are proud to present to you, 2 new cassettes from the likes of HAINBACH and SHASTA CULTS. 

 

LIMITED INTEREST: WINTER 2017

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LTD- 4: HAINBACH - CELLO PATTERN
Absolutely stunning C50 from Berlin's Stefan Paul Goetsch. Spacious and restrained, there is an eerie yet playful vibe to these organic, folkloric passages. Ivory cassettes, in an edition of 100.

LTD-5: SHASTA CULTS - ARGUMENTS FOR TRIVIALISM
Captivating ambient / drone C45. Highly detailed textures and washes of color in a matte white cassette. 100 copies.

Also, for those of you who missed out on our last batch, now's your chance to catch represses of both DELIBLE and KARL FOUSEK's recent releases, both with new artwork. 

LTD-2: DELIBLE
This self-titled cassette sees founding Jane's Addiction member, Eric Avery, explore less traditional sonic territory with modular synthesizers and some pretty gorgeous effects chains. Second edition. 100 copies.

LTD-3: KARL FOUSEK - ONE ANOTHER
New solo work from montreal's Karl Fousek, who has sold out several stellar releases on Denmark's Phinery Tapes, Canada's Adhesive Sounds, and most recently, his collaborative effort as Fousek / Hansen / Tellier-Craig for LA's Spring Break Tapes. Second edition of 100 copies.

All tapes are lovingly dubbed in-house, in real-time on chrome cassettes.

Orders go up tonight. Tapes ship within 14 days.

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Top 5 Tapes: 2016

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Top 5 Tapes: 2016

Another year starts to wind it's way down, and again, our attention turns to reflect up on the previous months' releases. There were quite a few that really stood out for me this past year. Several albums required a resting place in close proximity to my decks. These 5 cassettes are the ones with the most wear.

 

  • Joel Danielsen - Lines Of Withdrawal / The Possibility of Resonance (Total Black).
    I had the rare opportunity to play alongside Joel a new years ago. I played, in my mind, a terrible set that evening and that was even before he took the stage. His performance that night was elegant and showed much restraint. Like that performance, this cassette exemplifies the close attention he pays to every detail. 

 

  • XAKATAGAWA - Vol. 2 (Nostilevo).
    This tape is described as "Ambient delirium disintegration playing very far away, under water, or from behind walls." by the label, and I'd say that's apt. Nostilevo fails to mention just how haunting and punishingly sad the tone is overall. Highly recommended.

 

  • Grozny Penthouse - The Death Of Objects (Muza Muza)
    Minimal reptition. Heavy and deafening techno from Newcastle Upon Tyne artist Grozny Penthouse. 

 

  • Cinema Perdu ‎- A Perfect Negative (Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere.)
    This double CS clocks in at just under 2 hours of music. Field recordings and manipulated classical music used as source audio for this beautifully negative collection of work. 

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Inbox: Total Black

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Inbox: Total Black

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Just in from Berlin. 

New releases from Total Black

  • Entertainment Club Ibiza.
  • Joel Danielsson - Lines Of Withdrawal / The Possibility Of Resonance.
  • Desroi - Voi.
  • Tourist Gaze - Lounge Lover.
  • Various Artists - New Brutalism III.

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Limited Interest.

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Limited Interest.

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I'm excited to announce our new, in-house label, Limited Interest. 

Curated by Alessandro Cortini (Skarn, SONOIO, Nine Inch Nails) and myself, Ted Butler (Head Dress, Norelco Mori), Limited Interest is a Los Angeles label featuring new experimental and electronic recordings from artists both familiar and not yet known. 

First up is LTD-2: Delible. This self titled cassette sees founding Jane's Addiction member, Eric Avery, explore less traditional sonic territory with modular synthesizers and some pretty gorgeous effects chains. Limited to 75 numbered copies.

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LTD-3 features new solo work from Montreal's Karl Fousek, who has sold out several stellar releases on Denmark's Phinery Tapes, Canada's Adhesive Sounds, and most recently, his collaborative effort as Fousek / Hanson / Tellier-Craig for LA's Spring Break Tapes. Another edition of 75 numbered copies. 

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Both cassettes are hand-dubbed in realtime on chrome tape. 

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Unlucky Listener #5: Monte Burrows - Fantasy Living, Auxiliary Priest - In The Last Days Of The Sutro Fog

This week’s Unlucky Listener was chosen, at random from a list of our mailing list subsribers. Congratulations to Jason Shanley, of Chicago, IL. who has won a copy of Monte Burrows’ Fantasy Living and Auxiliary Priest’s In The Last Days of the Sutro Fog care of Spring Break Tapes.

Jason Shanley might be better known as Cinchel. He’s got a number of self released recordings available his latest physical release is a great tape called Worry

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