1. New Releases by Brandon Auger and Rippleganger
2. Musicworks profiles Mystery & Wonder
3. New Review of E Millar's "no instrument machine, air"
4. MW008 News and Tour information
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We're happy to announce our two latest albums: Brandon Auger's when sail's fold, and Rippleganger's Touri Michi. Both are available on CD-R in custom hand-made envelopes, featuring photographic covers by the artists, liner notes and an obi strip.  They are also available on flac and mp3 with digital album art and liner notes.  Digital copies are available now, but CDs ship the first week of September.

MW006 - Brandon Auger - when sails fold
Brandon Auger - sine wave oscillators, field recordings
stream a sample and buy here

A unique set of recordings made by Halifax sound artist and structural builder Brandon Auger. With special access to remote concrete structures on building sites, Auger projected sine waves and field recordings into a variety of these vast environments, capturing, amplifying and drawing out their acoustic idiosyncrasies.  Featuring liner notes by Toshimaru Nakamura

MW007 - Rippleganger - Touri Michi
Maya Kuroki - voice
Rainer Wiens - kalimbas, prepared guitar
stream a sample and buy here

“…even with the non-tempered prepared guitar, and kalimbas tuned to scales of my making, measured in hertz, Maya was able to sing in a natural, and original voice, with a great deal of imagination…” - from liner notes by Rainer Wiens


Musicworks profiles Mystery & Wonder

"Montreal’s Mystery & Wonder Records delivers handmade, in-your-face music..."

We are honoured to be chosen to be profiled in the Fall 2019 edition of Musicworks Magazine, #134.  We sat down with Lawrence Joseph in Montreal in June this year to talk about how the label came together, our philosophy, new releases and things to come.  The digital version is coming soon, and the print edition can be ordered at

Sound of the Mountain on Vimeo

Toneshift reviews no instrument machine, air 

Saul Bleack at reviewed MW005: E Millar's no instrument machine, air.

"A groaning din–heavy bass undulating tone-field sets the mood for what ensues as a horrific animus industrialite in-dwelling that is Montreal-based Elizabeth Millar’no instrument machine, air.  Within seconds of its twenty-two minutes the listener must confront how to approach what they are experiencing. " 
Read the full review here

Buy the album here

MW008 - Mailing list exclusive sample!

We've been hard at work mixing, mastering, designing and planning MW008: Sound of the Mountain with Tetuzi Akiyama and Toshimaru Nakamura - amplified clarinet and trumpet, guitars, nimb. 

The album will be available on October 3rd, on CD, FLAC, MP3 and streaming platforms. Pre-orders begin September 15.  We'll be touring Canada from October 9th-November 1st, including dates in Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kitchener, Kingston, Peterborough, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and more.   For more information about the tour and to hear a sample of the new album, head to

The new album was recorded by Yoshiaki Kondo at Gok Sound, Kichijoji, Tokyo, October, 2017. It was mixed by Mystery & Wonder, and mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering.  It was designed, manufactured and assembled by hand, by Mystery & Wonder in an edition of 300. 

Packaging will include custom-cut CD envelopes oversized black obi strip made with our custom dies and high quality paper from French's paper, with liner notes by sound artist Gudinni Cortina, all sealed in a poly sleeve. Digital versions will include a PDF of the artwork, and liner notes.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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