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For our new installment of CICADA
we are proud to present Gabby Wen

Gabby Wen is an electroacoustic music composer and improviser born in 1995 in Toisan, raised in Shenzhen, and currently living in Oakland, CA. They work with synthesizers, electronics, guqin, field recordings, and miscellaneous instruments/objects to create captivating auditory experiences and narratives. Their works include solo and collaborative live improvisation performances and fixed-media electroacoustic compositions, fueled by spontaneity and uncertainty, reflecting introspective experiences and their relationship to upbringing, memories, desires, impulses, and surroundings.

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Next up on CST Radio,
we are excited to welcome DJ Patrick

Patrick Lotilla is an Oakland-based Disc Jockey. He was a programmer for Shortwave, KALX 90.7FM’s dance music speciality show. He co-founded Brouhaha, a party series that ran from 2013 – 2018 which hosted Awesome Tapes From Africa, Beautiful Swimmers, Paul Johnson, Octo Octa, DJ Fett Burger to name a few. He is currently a resident DJ at long-running house and techno party series As You Like It. In 2021, he launched Bop 40 – a youtube channel dedicated to sharing rare records by uploading rips of music previously non-existent on the internet. 

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~ NEW ARRIVALS ~
 
Motoko & Myers - Colocate

Bay Area-based duo Wonja Fairbrother and Daniel Letson weave together elements of dance pop, new age, and the gentler side of 90's IDM/electronica. Operating in odd time signatures, crossing from tight and controlled to loose and improvised.

Loveshadow – Loveshadow

Bay area duo Loveshadow release their debut LP on Music From Memory. An homage to the sounds that brought them together, but no retro exercise, Loveshadow artfully blends synth pop, 80’s R&B, new age, leftfield dance, and more.

Kraig Kilby - Satori

The inaugural release of Detroit’s Just Us Records shines light on an avant-psych jazz masterpiece that slipped under the radar. Begun in 1977 and self-released on CD in 2007, Bay Area trombonist and keyboard player Kraig Kilby worked on this album in between touring with The Whispers and Etta James. Finally getting the recognition it deserves!

KΣITO – Manget

Japanese experimentalist KΣITO continues to explore his fascination with GQOM-inspired rhythms and beats as a platform to showcase his MPC finger-drumming prowess. Rounded out with remixes by Kir and Tolouse Low Trax that move into more cosmic terrain.

 


Various – And Felt Like...

Wonderful compilation of modern Fourth World and ambient sounds, recognizing a common thread that spans geography, but also a tribute to friendship, community, and connection through music.

 


K'in Sventa - Bucles

Oakland based electronic musician masterfully blending underground hip hop, ambient and new age atmospheres through live hardware sets. Happy to now offer last copies of this extremely limited cassette of abstract ethereal beats, a sampler’s paradise.

 

Lamin Fofana 

Sierra Leone born and Berlin-based artist and musician presents the 2nd and 3rd records of a trilogy drawing inspiration from foundational Black texts, here WEB Dubois’ Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil and Amiri Baraka’s Blues People. Fofana transmutes these texts into sound, blending synth ambience with field recordings, archival samples, and occasional percussion.

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JON BERNSON

Now offering two releases from San Francisco based songwriter, playwright and audio-visual artist Jon Bernson. Joined by longtime collaborator Jason Kick is a release from 2020 inspired by Leonard Cohen’s classic Casio album, Various Positions. Higher Lows taps the auto-generated rhythms and genres that lie buried in the memory banks of thrift store keyboards. Offering the last copy of this limited edition release, with special silkscreened sleeve. The second is a cassette release of dronescapes through a collaborative project know as THEMAYS, a collective of sound artists, beat heads & dronologists from San Francisco's Urban Music Program.
 
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FREAKS LABEL

Oakland's Freaks imprint showcasing all things outsider & experimental, now offering vinyl releases also check out label runner Nick's mix series.
Watkins / Peacock - Acid Escape Vol. 3

 Third volume of experimental electronics from analog-digital hybrid improvisational duo of Oakland based Zachary James Watkins and Ross Peacock. Channeling elements of dark left field dance, dub, noise, and beyond. On limited glow in the dark vinyl!

 


Snake - Wind 

A psychedelic whirlwind trip through indie rock, abstract electronic noise, neo-folk, and post-hardcore by Freaks Label owner Nick Barbeln.

 

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SWEET TRIP
 

 


Sweet Trip – Velocity : Design : Comfort

First vinyl issue of this seminal 2003 album from San Francisco's very own. Previously only available on CD. Expertly mixing elements of IDM/electronica with shoegaze, the result is a beautifully melodic experimental pop record.



Sweet Trip – Walkers Beware! We Drive Into the Sun

Sweet Trip return with their first new music in 12 years! This single finds them true to form, teasing with the sunny pop of "Walkers Beware" and the disintegrating slow house of "Stab-Slow.". 

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PAISLEY SHIRT RECORDS

Now offering a small sampler from San Francisco's Paisley Shirt records spanning lo-fi pop, experimental outsider music, and post-punk sounds.



Hits - Cielo Nublado

New release from Oakland's Hits, thoroughly poppy post-punk, sometimes melodic, sometimes discordant, always catchy. Check out the space ballad “Antigravity” and loving tribute of “Alan Vega.”




Flowertown – Time Trials

First release through Paisley is a dreamy contemplative lo-fi pop from San Francisco duo. Each fronting their own groups, Karina Gill and Mike Ramos began collaborating in early 2020. Following up two EPs, this album also marks Paisley Shirt's first vinyl release!

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RATSKIN RECORDS

 



Lexagon - Feminine Care

Debut release on Ratskin is Bay Area multimedia artist, Lexagon. Hypnotic R&B incantations, whispered spoken word field recording collages, exploring ideas of cycles, failed gender-conformity, climate-change, the black female body as a “pre-existing condition,” tenderness within femme rituals, and the relationship between American horror and sexuality. 



Headboggle - Digital Digital Analog

Expanding on the ideas put forth in “Polyphonic Demo,” Derek Gedalecia takes his slightly tongue-in-cheek but completely earnest love of synthesizer sounds to another plane. 

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PSYCHIC EYE RECORDS

Now offering a small but potent collection from Oakland based imprint run by Akiko Sampson showcasing local and underground darkwave , post-punk, death rock, electronics and experimental music with some of the releases supporting social justice causes. 
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POST PRESENT MEDIUM

Post Present Medium is a Los Angeles based record label started and run by Dean Allen Spunt with help from Roy Tatum. The label was established in 2001 by Spunt as a way to release records by inspiring friends and acquaintances. Specializing in Modern Music, punk, curious, exploratory, expressions beyond genre. It is inspired by growing up in the DIY community, obsessing over records, touring under questionable conditions, and the desire to seek out the lifers wherever they may be.

PPM has released seminal records for bands that spearheaded a familiar yet needed approach to navigating the American underground in the early aughts, including MIKA MIKO, GUN OUTFIT, ABE VIGODA, SILK FLOWERS, ERIC COPELAND. Currently, PPM is supporting an exciting mix of rock history meddlers and remixers such as BEHAVIOR, P22, MAYAKO XO, SYKO FRIEND, BRONTEZ PURNELL.
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LEAVING RECORDS

 
STONESTHROW RECORDS

 
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Ceramics by Rino Kodama
Rino Kodama (b. 1998) is an interdisciplinary artist--they draw with clay to reconnect to the earth and their hands, they dance to return to their body, they write to listen to their inner child and ancestors’ past. They write to give grief a chance to unfold, to treasure joy like the light it is. Their visual world is where nine legged stars meets ceramic cocoon vessels, a landscape of love, genderless beings reaching through space tracing objects of protection and transformation. They imagine an alternative present and futures, free of binary constrictions, and they hope to experience it with you. Now offering a small collection of pieces available at our space. 

https://www.rinokodama.com/
IG: @bread.kiln 
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 UPCOMING 
Loveshadow Record Release In-store 
SATURDAY 10/2
3 PM - 7 PM


Izaak & Anya play music to celebrate the release of their new album, come join us!
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Motoko & Myers Record Release In-store 
SATURDAY 10/9
3 PM - 7 PM


Wonja & Dan play Motoko & Myers-adjacent tunes in a mellow style for a few hours, with ikebana arrangements by Wonja on display. 
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CONE SHAPE TOP TABLE at SHIFTING PLATES 2021
SUNDAY 10/10
10 AM - 6 PM

GET TICKETS
 
CONE SHAPE TOP is a small arts & music project space + music/book shop + mix series based out of Oakland, CA. 

open for walk-ins every Saturday 1-6 PM
schedule a visit for other days

5200 Adeline St. Apt. #158
Oakland, CA 94608
Door is at corner of Adeline St. & 53rd St.

contact coneshapetop@gmail.com for any other inquiries.

 
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