Jon Hassell, Ariel Kalma and David Cunningham are featured on the 14-track set.
The label is run by Keith McIvor, one-half of the deep digging Glasgow DJ team. True to form, the upcoming collection, pulled together by McIvor and 12th Isle co-founder Fergus Clark, is all over the shop. It borrows its title from Jon Hassell's conceptual genre. Hassell is featured on Miracle Steps, as is cult Mexican synth figure Jorge Reyes, Not Not Fun affiliate X.Y.R., Flying Lizards member David Cunningham and experimental artists new (Iona Fortune) and old (O Yuki Conjugate). A track from Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe's 2015 collaboration for RVNG Intl.'s FRKWYS series also figures into the double-LP set.
Miracle Steps comes on the heels of an Optimo Music LP from The Golden Filter. In 2015, the label pulled together a collection of post-punk obscurities called [Cease & Desist] DIY! (Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82).
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A1 Jorge Reyes - Plight
A2 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma - Mille Voix
A3 Iona Fortune - White Tigress
B1 O Yuki Conjugate - Cloud Cover
B2 X.Y.R. - Middle Of Nowhere
B3 Jon Keliehor - Subcontinent
B4 David Cunningham - Blue River
C1 Larry Chernicoff - Woodstock, New York
C2 Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz - Desert Equations (For Brion Gysin)
C3 Jon Hassell - Miracle Steps
C4 Juan José Espinosa Guerra - Ethel I
D1 Afro-Disiak - Tambours D'Eau
D2 Rapoon - The Same River Once
D3 Javier Segura - El Sueno Perdido
Optimo Music will release Miracle Steps - Music From The Fourth World (1983-2017) in May of 2017.