Combo Qazam – Ghost Interior out now

We are proud to release the second album by Combo Qazam today! On Ghost Interior, the Utrecht-based post-punk/krautrock/math rock band pursues the suffering of being human. It’s out on 12″ vinyl with another mind-blowing sleeve (made by Carolin Kastner). Only 100 of these waxy friends were being made, so get it while you can:

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Platomania: “a masterpiece”
WoNo Magazine: “Combo Qazam takes me along some new roads. highways, byways and dirt tracks. The trip is nice and well worth it, surprises and all.”
Here Comes The Flood: “they are blessed with seemingly limitless ideas to work within self-imposed boundaries”
Luminous Dash: “Revision brings rhythmic simplicity in combination with surprising, noisy excesses and on Repeater and Hydra they actually make us dance to their cheerful, infectious math rhythms”

Tonight, Combo Qazam celebrates this release with an evening of underground music in ACU, Utrecht. Also playing are Tonsils from Belgium, and the new Tiny Room revelation Caspar Milquetoast. After tonight, the band plays more shows in The Netherlands. Be sure to check them out.

Combo Qazam – Crisis (single out now)

Utrecht based post-punk/krautrock/math rock outfit Combo Qazam just released a new single. It’s the first song off their new album Ghost Interior, to be released on Tiny Room Records next week (October 21, 2022). See the video made by bass player Ab al Tamimi here:

With their single Crisis, Combo Qazam explores a new human force that can live and love alongside the unstoppable development of technology. A power that forms a meaningful social structure, supported by AI in its most vulnerable strength.

LOGOUT – Ponemela

Logout‘s sixth album Ponemela is out now! On the album you will find nine songs that are like indoor photos, arranged in order of brightness. The songs operate between happiness and sorrow. It’s about getting used to pain and being okay about it. The entire album is sung in Greek again and it’s a beautiful slice of dreampop greatness.

The World of Dust – Gaman (out now!)

The new album by The World of Dust, called Gaman, is finally out today! Gaman is basically a 100% acoustic, warm and soothing, elaborated indie folk record. Listen to it on all streaming platforms. You can also get the LP/CD on our Bandcamp page. Thank you! 

the world of dust gaman (lp with artist in record store)
Taken by Johan in De Groeverij, Houten.

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The World of Dust – Gaman (CD)

Gaman is the 8th album by Dutch experimental folk artist The World of Dust. The title is Japanese for ‘enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity’ – Stefan Breuer covers weighty topics through a personal lens while in a 100% acoustic, slowcore setting. Thus, the album’s eleven songs address the struggles of a young father and artist in the midst of a climate, economic ánd health crisis. Breuer explores these ideas through a mixture of wit and melancholy. Guitars, wind instruments, harmonium and percussion provide an intimate musical ecosystem in which Breuer’s baritone thrives.

Reviews

The press has certainly been very positive too so far:

Luminous Dash: “Gaman sounds very universal and deserves the necessary attention outside our national borders”
Gonzo (circus): “A perfect balance between his small songs and elaborate arrangements with an eye for the smallest detail. One of the best records that fans of Red House Painters or I am Oak can pick up this year.”
Here Comes The Flood: “superb slowcore that digs deep”
Proglog Afterglow: “an album that encourages you to reflect but also to dream away”

The album will be released on LP and CD by Tiny Room Records (Netherlands) and Lousy Moon Records (Germany), and on CD by Moorworks (Japan). It makes it undeniably his most elaborated album to date.

the world of dust - gaman (webcover)
The World of Dust – Gaman (webcover)

About the artist

The World of Dust is Dutch artist, musician, and manager of Tiny Room Records, Stefan Breuer. With this project he represents a shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, a lo-fi bedroom pop experiment shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Influenced by artists such as Mount Eerie and Sparklehorse, The World of Dust is intimate and wistful, mining a similarly rich emotive seam to Norwegian slowcore legends The White Birch.

Pre-order Gaman by The World of Dust now

Pre-order the new The World of Dust album today on Bandcamp Friday! The World of Dust’s new album is a totally acoustic, warm and soothing, elaborated indie folk record. It features contributions by Karl Blau, Thijs Kuijken (I am Oak), Tamara van Esch, Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices), among others. Click the pre-order button here:

Listen to new single by LOGOUT: 15 Avgoustou

There’s a new LOGOUT single to listen to! ’15 Avgoustou’ (August 15th) is available now on all digital platforms. The song is the closing track of his sixth album ‘Ponemela’, that comes out in autumn 2022. 

LOGOUT says about the song in his own words: “Every summer, the city of Athens gradually goes quieter and quieter, as the rising heat drives Athenians crazy and forces them to leave it all behind and disappear in hidden places near the sea. The peak of this peaceful gradient comes in the 15th of August, where one can almost sunbathe in the middle of the formerly busiest highways. This track is about that day, about the “rebellious” act of going away but also about a loner who stayed behind, strolling in the empty city & holding on to a frail thread to someone far away.”

Caspar Milquetoast – We’ll Have Tea (out now!)

The title of Caspar Milquetoast‘s first release, We’ll Have Tea, is taken from a lyric in the final track: we’ll have tea when the rapture comes. Each track on the EP is an attempt to inhabit one particular story (four novels, one novella, a play and a TV show) and speak from the perspective of one of its characters – to sit down for tea with them, if you like.

We’ll Have Tea was recorded between November 2021 and January 2022 (although most of the tracks were written much earlier) and mastered by Tiny Room Records’ label manager Stefan Breuer. The sound of the EP is eclectic, mirroring the different character voices: an exolinguist on an alien planet tells her story to the backdrop of far-out synth arpeggios and acoustic guitar. A jilted Shakespearean mistress curses the man who tossed her aside with a frantic clarinet solo. An understated piano keeps a young man company as he waits for the execution of his lover. And track 5 begins with a remix of Mendelssohn’s wedding march.

Amani began making music around 2017, creating shaky arrangements in GarageBand and recording the vocals in her closet on a hissing USB microphone. Her methods now are much the same, although the microphone is a little better and the closet has become a one-room apartment. Caspar Milquetoast, on the other hand, came into existence in 2022: We’ll Have Tea will be Amani’s first release under that name. Two things define her approach to music: 1) her love of language and 2) her short attention span. This results in a gloriously chaotic songwriting process full of literary references and in-jokes, and generally brief songs with a clear story arc.

Preorder Caspar Milquetoast’s debut EP now

We’re proud to present the debut EP by Caspar Milquetoast! Pre-order this brilliant, eclectic grab bag of stories, perspectives and styles now. We’ll Have Tea is out on CD and digital on Tiny Room Records on July 8th. But we already have the physical copies in our HQ, so orders will ship right away 🙂

You can also listen to three of the tracks now – apart from the previously released single Pink House, check out the demented folk ditty Exolinguist On Planet X and the EMA-drenched noise punches of A Face Of Burnished Gold.