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Other Minds Records produces a select catalog of contemporary music exploring areas seldom touched upon by mainstream institutions. We release new works by contemporary and 20th Century composers. We also re-release selected recordings of exceptional value that are hard to find or otherwise unavailable. Making this music accessible to the public is an integral part of our mission, and the proceeds from the sales are used to further our work as new music archivists and advocates. The Other Minds Records catalog is distributed through The Business, Soundohm, Shame File Music, and AudioMoves.

Our Latest Release

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Charles Amirkhanian, “Miatsoom”

CHARLES AMIRKHANIAN (b. 1945) can be regarded as a central figure in American music, and on several fronts. As a composer, he’s been pervasively innovative in two genres: text-sound pieces, in which he can draw engaging rhythmic processes from wacky word assemblages, and natural-sound electronic pieces which go far beyond the usual confines of musique concrète to create long, poetic sound narratives poised between collage and sonic landscape.

Miatsoom (pronounced mee-aht-SOOM) draws upon Amirkhanian’s Armenian heritage, something that is central to his identity but until now unexplored in his discography.

The CD contains a full-color 32-page booklet with an insightful essay on the music by composer Peter Garland, who himself recently traveled to Armenia, and 14 photos taken by the composer and his father in Armenia during their 1994 visit.

Upcoming Releases

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Enzo Minarelli: De Revolutionibus
Release Date: TBD

Other Minds is excited to be releasing our first ever vinyl project and particularly excited that it’s a new album from Italian sound poet Enzo Minarelli. The work was conceived by the composer as an homage to Copernicus, the Renaissance polymath primarily known for his theory that placed the sun at the center of the universe. In Minarelli’s conception of De Revolutionibus, the revolution of Sound Poetry put the voice at the center of the poetic universe. Minarelli leads us on a journey of fragmented text, phonemes, scattered drum machine rhythms, and blistering synths.

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Chacon/Nakatani/Sanistevan – inhale/exhale
Release Date: TBD

inhale/exhale documents the second meeting of the New Mexico-based trio of guitarist Raven Chacon, percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, and bassist Carlos Sanistevan. The trio recorded the material that would become the album in North America’s oldest church – the San Miguel Mission of Santa Fe. The two sidelong pieces on inhale/exhale are presented as they were performed – unedited and without overdubs. The group takes the notion of the power trio to a new level – each member balancing the others while pushing the music forward. Strength without aggression, heavy without harshness.

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