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Aaron Roche with Tim Hinck- plainspeak (SAA1158)

Aaron Roche and Tim Hinck have taken folk and modern classical music to another dimension entirely. The 4-D result is plainspeak, their new album recorded with members of the Chattanooga Symphony, Lambchop, The Cherry Blossoms and Silver Jews.


  • Long time Sounds Are Active artists, ELLUL have self-released their new full length album, Ashes. The record features amazing vocal harmonies, monome and live drum mashes and fantastic song writing. Ashes can be purchased today for only $8 at! #
  • Our good friend C.J. Boyd has released a new three song, 40+ minute album on sister label, Joyful Noise Recordings. Aerial Roots, is C.J.'s first album of solo electric bass since his Sounds Are Active album, The Greatest Weight. Pick it up today! #
  • We are very proud to announce the 50th release in the Sounds Are Active catalogue: Elevating Device by Nels Cline + G.E. Stinson. Over 40 minutes of avant/jazz/noise from two highly acclaimed guitarists. Pre-order details coming soon. Until then enjoy a hi-res download of the cover art by Matias Coduri #