Releases - Group


Release Date: May 18, 2016
Edition of 60 cobalt cassettes with download

Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt
drums, cassettes, effects, piano, voice

Steve Bates
guitars, effects, synthesizers

Recorded and mixed between 2013 - 2016

The Dim Coast / #8

Early Works

Release date: September 1, 2015
Edition of 20 cassettes

Elizabeth Anka Vajagic:
acoustic and electric guitar, effects, bowed objects

Steve Bates:
acoustic and electric guitars, effects

Cobalt cassette with download. Each cassette comes with 3 photographic digital prints by EAV.
Also available as download only via bandcamp.

Nine (20:48)
Eight (7:04)
Three (4:58)
Six (5:38)
Five (2:58)

Download version contains two extra tracks:

Ten (10:14)
Fourteen (6:16)

Live improvisations, no overdubs.
Recorded in Montréal, 2015.

After discovering a mutual affection for a specific effects pedal and of the other’s guitar wrestling, Vajagic and Bates decided to host a studio session. Pleased with the results, another step is taken to make the sonics public. A shared appreciation for texture and atmosphere is the game plan.


Burkhard Stangl & Steve Bates

Edition of 100 CDr
Hand-assembled cover with unique ink drop insert.

Available via The Dim Coast.

Two / 4:23
One // 19:40
Three /// 17:23

Burkhard Stangl: guitar, electronics, cd player
Steve Bates: guitar, electronics

Three improvised pieces
Recorded in Montréal

Download and physical copies available from Bandcamp.


Lanterner - If Songs Had Title

Lanterner's second full-length, If Songs Had Title, will be co-released on vinyl and download by ORAL Records and The Dim Coast on April 21, 2014.

Download version available via bandcamp:

Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt: drums, electronics, piano, field recordings
Steve Bates: guitar, electronics

Burkhard Stangl: additional guitar, electronics on Police bourgeois aux dents
Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board on If songs had title
Sophie Trudeau: violin, electronics on Eux

Recorded in Montréal, 2013
Mastered by James Plotkin

Outré / Two Suitcases Watch You Like Dogs / Police bourgeoise aux dents / Je t'aime à bout portant / Pick up at : NE W (21 Feb 01 10:10 am) / PICC LINE à mon coeur / If songs had title / The facts of filth and violence / Eux / A story of Roman mothers during the fall of the empire 410 AD / Would you still love me if I told you I took a lot of drugs as a young person

ORAL #62 | The Dim Coast #5

Lanterner - s/t

Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt: drums, electronics, piano
Steve Bates: guitar, electronics, pocket synth

Recorded and mixed in Montreal, Winter, 2011
Mastered by James Plotkin
Artwork and Design by Douglas Moffat

The Files of Endless Correspondences / Broken Strings / Toledo Lights Passt / Blues for Marc / I’d Prefer Not To / Hermes Traffic Control / there are points of brilliance burning steadily like low stars

Duration: 35:01

CDs available from ORAL Records. Physical and download versions available from Bandcamp:


Bulletproof Nothing - Fizzle and Fade

Recorded and mixed by Bob Weston
Sister Records

Bulletproof Nothing - Working The Shortwave

Recorded by Greg Leskiw
Cassette, 1993
VOX POP Studio, St. Norbert, Manitoba


Bulletproof Nothing -

Recorded by Lenny Milne