Author Archives: In Turn

Sign Libra – Sea of Nectar

Drifting between the cerebral and celestial Sign Libra (the sound and sight sigil of Agata Melnikova) offers “Sea of Nectar,” the second single from her sophomore album Sea to Sea. Available in vinyl and digital formats February 14, 2020.


Learn more here.

February 6, 2020

Always Coming Home: A Sonic Journey From Kesh

For this month’s FTSxNTS, Freedom To Spend’s monthly show on NTS, Andrea Zarza Canova reimagines Ursula K. Le Guin’s world of the Kesh by mixing Ursula and Todd Barton’s music, ethnographic recordings of Yurok, Tolowa, and Papago performers, and oral excerpts from Always Coming Home.

In Always Coming Home (1985), Ursula K. Le Guin develops a fictional ethnography of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, the Kesh, survivors of an ecological catastrophe in Northern California. Early editions were published with an accompanying cassette containing ‘field recordings’ and indigenous song, which Freedom To Spend reissued in March 2018.

Listen back to Andrea’s mix and read the full editorial over at NTS.

Andrea Zarza Canova is a sound archivist, curator at the British Library Sound Archive, and co-founder of Mana Records.

January 22, 2020

June Chikuma – Les Archives – 03/22/2019

Les Archives, a whooping gonzo of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and a mysterious string quartet; composed, arranged, and produced by the elusive Japanese artist June Chikuma is out now via Freedom To Spend.

The 1986 reissue, previously released on Toru Hatano’s Picture Label as Divertimento, so many decades ago, now glows with a different purpose; one that revises the past while maintaining, and finally elevating, its hidden influence. Les Archives is the score for a movie of mistaken identity – clones redressed in a guise of the artist’s re-coding. The legitimate artifact deceives history. There is no original, but this copy is singular and complete.

Order the LP w/ accompanying 7″ or digital edition here at the shop.

March 25, 2019

Lucrecia Dalt – Limited Edition LP

if inclined to anticline, we have a handful of the ltd. ed. lp version of Lucrecia Dalt’s new album, left from this past w/e’s (awesome) MoMA PS1: come together fair + lu’s tour w/ tune-yards — available now — edition of 75 (!), silkscreened jackets w/ risograph insert + hand-stamped labels – these ship immediately, & we’ll send a download on release date

March 28, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Music and Poetry of The Kesh

Today we celebrate the release of Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton‘s Music and Poetry of The Kesh. The first edition is sold out at source, but we are taking pre-orders for the repress now, which is scheduled to ship in May.
Discover the Kesh here, and pre-order the second edition at Freedom To Spend ~

March 23, 2018