Releases

Releases

Music tracks, reasonably selected and carefully assembled in albums, mini-albums, compilations and related forms.


To listen

Most of our releases are available for online listening on this very website.

To get

Some of our releases are available as free downloads. The rest of them (almost all) can be purchased worldwide — you will find the details on a page of your desired release.

To listen

Most of our releases are available for online listening on this very website.

To get

Some of our releases are available as free downloads. The rest of them (almost all) can be purchased worldwide — you will find the details on a page of your desired release.

2016 2016

Yellowhead — Life-Wasting Vest

Yellowhead — Life-Wasting Vest

Life-Wasting Vest

by Yellowhead

An addition to the regular life-wasting process — a bundle of wasteworthy bass roaring, mid-range rustling and treble chirping.

Idiosync — Gigbits

Idiosync — Gigbits

Gigbits

by Idiosync

A cascade of postmodern manipulations, a celebration of self-resampling and a chain of rethinking of rethinking of rethinking.

2015 2015

Storby — Stuffed

Storby — Stuffed

Stuffed

by Storby

A work of sound, made in a technique that is obviously mixed. It is properly stuffed with thoughtful melodies, merry rhythms, ambiguous meanings and assorted contexts.

The Discreet Charm of Consumerism

The Discreet Charm of Consumerism

The Discreet Charm of Consumerism

by Various Artists

The result of using an inspirational source that is seemingly uninspiring — the music that we have made about a supermarket, related things, and our feelings associated with it.

Yellowhead — Some Kinds of Them

Yellowhead — Some Kinds of Them

Some Kinds of Them

by Yellowhead

A bunch of audible mutants, conjured up by a man who loves to have fun with random sounds of various origins. Their shapes are eccentric. Their edges are crooked.

2014 2014

Moonscape — The Future We Have All Been Waiting For

Moonscape — The Future We Have All Been Waiting For

The Future We Have All Been Waiting For

by Moonscape

A number of quite long and rather hypnotizing tracks with sophisticated inner chemistry and fluid mood, fusing unsteady beats and melodies with enigmatic field recordings.

Marginal Stuff for Genuine Dorks

Marginal Stuff for Genuine Dorks

Marginal Stuff for Genuine Dorks

by Various Artists

A fine selection of good tunes, released under the title of an imaginary world, in which 56 Stuff deems appropriate to use some business marketing tools.

2013 2013

Route 24 — Horseplay

Route 24 — Horseplay

Horseplay

by Route 24

Twisted basslines, engaging rhythms, good old-fashioned 303s, analog and digital glitches, and a bunch of various samples — here is something for everybody. Or, quite possibly, nothing for anybody.

Foldout

Foldout

Foldout

by Various Artists

A compound music composition, varying in tempo, tone, mood, genre and sound. Made by eighteen artists via the game method which we call Cadavre exquis de la musique.

Scaly Whale — One Man Show

Scaly Whale — One Man Show

One Man Show

by Scaly Whale

Sharp music, inspired by 20th century raves, urban outlying areas, board games and hydraulic systems. Produced by one man trough touching and pushing hundreds of buttons.

2012 2012

Uncategorized

Uncategorized

Uncategorized

by Various Artists

A variegated compilation made with utter contempt for all the kinds of categorization. Styles? Genres? Are you kidding? The style is whatever, the music is good.

Idiosync — Extrapolation

Idiosync — Extrapolation

Extrapolation

by Idiosync

A deftly performed work with samples from music you very likely had never heard, with fragments of voices in a language that you possibly don’t speak.

Snow Slow Party — Snow On

Snow Slow Party — Snow On

Snow On

by Snow Slow Party

A leisure dance of naked piano and gentle drum machine, which happens under a slow snowfall. Simple things are neatly assembled into beautiful compositions.

Properly Concealed Tracks

Properly Concealed Tracks

Properly Concealed Tracks

by Various Artists

A secret selection of tunes by various artists that were released on 56 Stuff from 2003 to 2011. It is free to download, but hidden somewhere on this website.

2011 2011

Not So Easy. Less Quiet.

Not So Easy. Less Quiet.

Not So Easy. Less Quiet.

by Various Artists

A compilation-antonym to our previously released “Easy. Slow. Quiet”. The title says it all: this time we made a selection of tracks that couldn’t be called calming. It’s better to call it… well, not so calming.

Scaly Whale — Igra

Scaly Whale — Igra

Igra

by Scaly Whale

A collection of various situations and states that offer us to remember some feelings and moods from our childhood, a time when playing was the main type of activity.

Yellowhead — Immediate Relocation from Kitchen to Space

Yellowhead — Immediate Relocation from Kitchen to Space

Immediate Relocation from Kitchen to Space

by Yellowhead

Household sounds and casual conversations are combined with electronic synthesizers, beats and other things for the purpose of reaching new odd outlandish spaces.

Foolk — Light Bulb

Foolk — Light Bulb

Light Bulb

by Foolk

Synthetic soundscapes, amply enriched with digitally produced heavy bass and sharp-cut strong beats, guarantee a short but intense trip.

2010 2010

Easy. Slow. Quiet.

Easy. Slow. Quiet.

Easy. Slow. Quiet.

by Various Artists

An asymmetrical response to the bustle and noise of everyday life, lousy weather and bad moods. At times it is pensive, partially sad, tranquilizing in spots, and certainly slow-paced.

7×8. 56 Stuff Remixes Itself

7×8. 56 Stuff Remixes Itself

7×8. 56 Stuff Remixes Itself

by Various Artists

It can be said that this release is not exactly a compilation, but rather a collective album: original tracks by various artists are shuffled in the playlist with remixes which participants did for each other.

2009 2009

Foolk — Lush Hour

Foolk — Lush Hour

Lush Hour

by Foolk

Jazzy variations, the inevitable using of samples, and lacerated and twitchy structure of compositions — all these things are in this small album which grew up from Foolk’s live performances.

The Pillow People — Nymphet

The Pillow People — Nymphet

Nymphet

by The Pillow People

A set of musical dedications that are united by the mood they share, characterized by an absence of flippancy, along with slyness. Emotional keywords would be sadness and reverie.

2008 2008

Music Take-Away

Music Take-Away

Music Take-Away

by Various Artists

This compilation was created for the events series of the same name, where it was available for free. You can also download it for free right now, yes.

Zimmer-G — Mupy Mup

Zimmer-G — Mupy Mup

Mupy Mup

by Zimmer-G

The album, composed of best tracks from early DIY-releases by Zimmer-G. The correct pronounciation of the title is English but it looks exactly like “Peace to the World” in Russian.

ABC Galaxy — Glambrainwow

ABC Galaxy — Glambrainwow

Glambrainwow

by ABC Galaxy

The three-sided compact disc, the album-test and the mental masseur. Instructions are included.

2007 2007

Shtukk — Tempo Spaco

Shtukk — Tempo Spaco

Tempo Spaco

by Shtukk

Tender melodies for those who appreciate peaceful contemplation and can find enough time for it in time-table scheduled days.

2006 2006

Different Listening 3

Different Listening 3

Different Listening 3

by Various Artists

The third issue of the “Different Listening” series continues and summarizes the approach of the first two: it’s pleasant to the ears, but at the same time it can be surprising for the mind.

Moonscape — Public Jewelry

Moonscape — Public Jewelry

Public Jewelry

by Moonscape

A sonic equivalent of accessories — jewels, pearls, silver, sequins, colored glass and other shiny objects — for various everyday occasions.

Past Perfect

Past Perfect

Past Perfect

by Various Artists

Ten tracks which are the very best in music, published by the label via CDs from 2002 to 2004. Released in collaboration with the Austrian net-label Laridae.

2005 2005

Yellowhead — Intelligent Rave Music

Yellowhead — Intelligent Rave Music

Intelligent Rave Music

by Yellowhead

An imaginary dancefloor of Yellowhead where scientists and clubbers are dancing together to a pseudo-stupid, pseudo-monotonic pseudo-thrasher “unza-unza”.

Yellowhead — Semolina Porridge

Yellowhead — Semolina Porridge

Semolina Porridge

by Yellowhead

A kindergarten party with sweet porridge, games and toys which is thrown by Yellowhead with the assistance of his fellow colleagues: Few, Zimmer-G and Moonscape.

2004 2004

Different Listening 2

Different Listening 2

Different Listening 2

by Various Artists

A compilation of light electronic music that tries to be more than just a compilation of light electronic music.

The Girl and the Mushrooms

The Girl and the Mushrooms

The Girl and the Mushrooms

(56 Stuff vs. Leo Tolstoy)

The collaborative musical-and-textual project that gives to the short child story by Russian classic Leo Nikolaevitch Tolstoy a chance to make a movement in a radically unexpected direction.

Dima Vikhornov — Good

Dima Vikhornov — Good

Good

by Dima Vikhornov

Lustrous music, fully charged with the energy of various human emotions. Bright and warm, with a nice bittersweet aftertaste.

2003 2003

Different Listening

Different Listening

Different Listening

by Various Artists

The compounding mixture of tunes that started the events and compilations series and became, for us, significant, epochal, legendary and sort of.


We have published a number of albums and one compilation earlier (1999–2002). Those releases were recorded on CDs (yes, and even on tape cassettes!). All of them quickly became so extremely rare that for now we have no idea where it’s possible to find them. Another thing: we decided not to include those dinosaurs in this section of our website, but it is no crime, right?