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Cold Blue Music features Southern Californian minimalist and post-minimalist composers such as James Tenney, Chas Smith, Harold Budd, Ingram Marshall and Peter Garland. Cold Blue started in the early 1980s as a vinyl-only label, releasing short works by electronic and electroacoustic composers on a series of 10” and 12” EPs and LPs.  Despite a 15-year hiatus, the label still maintains a commitment to the minimalist aesthetic with newer releases by Charlemagne Palestine and John Luther Adams, and short CD singles of works by West Coast composers.

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Chas Smith
Chas Smith: Aluminum Overcast

John Luther Adams
John Luther Adams: The Light that Fills the World

Peter Garland
The Complete 10-Inch Series from Cold Blue

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John Luther Adams
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John Luther Adams
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