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MNS Newsletter
29th June 2010
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Welcome to our weekly round-up of forthcoming releases. It’s getting rather quiet now as we approach summer.

The rarities of the electronic pioneer KLAUS SCHULZE were previously released in a strictly limited edition, called “The Ultimate Edition”, and document the history and the rich diversity of this exceptional musician. These recordings – now completely remastered – are being reissued in a series of elaborate editions, each containing three CDs in a high-quality digipak. “La Vie Electronique” volume 5 contains “Berlin Schöneburg”, “Nostalgic Echo” and “The Poet”, whilst volume 6 features “The Other Oberhausen Tape”, “Zeitgeist” and “La Vie Secrète”.

“Violence Corporation”, the new album from K.I.F.O.T.H., presents 10 tracks of complex, multi-layered dark electronics, reminiscent of the best electro-industrial of the 90s, such as FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, NOISE UNIT, X MARKS THE PEDWALK and T.H.D.

The new longplayer from GOLDEN APES, “Denying the Towers Our Words Are Falling”, proves once again that this group, fronted by charismatic singer Peer Lebrecht, has undoubtedly been an integral part of the scene for over ten years now. The whole album keeps the spirit of classic ‘Wave-Rock’ bands like JOY DIVISION, THE CHAMELEONS and PETER MURPHY alive and adds a modern touch, both in songwriting and production.

More than twelve years after their debut album, BORN FOR BLISS return with their long-awaited second album! The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Frank Weyzig who, as live guitarist and keyboard player of CLAN OF XYMOX, was responsible for the typical guitar sound. In addition to the eleven new tracks on this album, we also find previously unreleased songs like “Dragon” (composed originally in the 80s for CLAN OF XYMOX) and “Ylene” (composed for and performed by the band LOVE LIKE BLOOD).

When it comes to classical techno/electro made in Frankfurt, Germany, there is one project that you cannot fail to come across: KONZEPT. With more than 50,000 copies sold of their debut single “Hypnautic Beats” they became a club sensation all over Europe! INFACTED RECORDINGS were almost ‘forced’ to pick this great act to present them as part of the ‘classics’ collection! Some massive bonus tracks have been included too!

SERAPHIM SHOCK’s highly anticipated fourth album, “Black Heart Revival”, is their first since 2004! Covering a broad spectrum, from darker ballads to high-energy punk anthems to social distortion-style rock’n’roll, frontman Charles Edward’s haunting melodies captivate the listener and take you on a sonic journey like no other.

SCORN’s fourteenth full length release remains in the vibe and tempo of modern dubstep. SCORN is an entity – for over fifteen years Mick Harris has not relented with the project’s dubbed out beats, film noir atmospheres, and over the top bass compulsions. “Refuse; Start Fires” is perhaps the angriest and most well articulated of his projects in the last decade!

Spanish act DE_TOT_COR provide dark industrial with intelligent and disturbingly beautiful melodies and pounding beats. “Dead Heart EP” contains six original compositions and five remixes from SOMAN, STATIC SKY, REVOLUTION STATE and others. Includes the club hit “Strawberry Panic”.

Since the release of their now classic Russian neofolk album “Belovodie” five years ago, MOON FAR AWAY have proved their status as the ‘band of influence’ on the current Russian scene. “Minnesang” is an album of 21st century ritual music encased in a unique fusion of the most diverse and zeitgeist-capturing musical styles, from neofolk and post-punk to practically future-pop.

The return of DEAD TURNS ALIVE! After years of silence the long awaited album “Maelstrom” is finally available, containing a mix of rough-edge industrial, melodic synthpop and hammering beats, inspired by the old-school heroes of EBM and industrial. Also contains four excellent remixes by BAK XIII, BRAIN LEISURE, NOVEMBER PROCESS and REVOLUTION STATE.

TYMPANIK AUDIO have four new releases imminent. LUCIDSTATIC’s “Symbiont Underground” consists of 23 solid new tracks spanning a 2CD collection, featuring collaborations with such artists as MOTHBOY, ESA, EXPERIMENT HAYWIRE, MANUFACTURA and many more. TOTAKEKE’s fourth full-length album, entitled “On the First of November”, delivers infectious beatwork accentuated by complex rhythms, dark melodies, and massive atmospheres to create another addictive beat-driven masterpiece. ANKLEBITER, hailing from Portland, Oregon, bring a vast array of seemingly straightforward analog patterns converging together to generate deeply emotional, beat-driven dark IDM soundscapes on “I Will Wait”. And after his excellent debut release “Audio Vandalism” in 2008, the French industrialist ZELLER now offers listeners his most abrasive and uncompromising work to date – “Turbulences”. Apocalyptic and ominous, a rare and forward thinking approach to the rhythmic noise genre.

ATTENTION SYSTEM is an electro act from Atlanta, USA. Their influences include all the ‘obvious’ acts, such as VNV NATION, COVENANT, COMBICHRIST, etc., but also some rather less ‘obvious’ ones including THE CURE, CLAN OF XYMOX, LAIBACH, and others! Dabbling in the world of electronics, they’ve managed to fuse 80s synthpop with darker undertones. “Wait for My Signal” is twelve tracks of catchy, but dark electro that will make people dance!

The ‘mother of all gothic compilations’, and one of the longest-running gothic/wave compilation series, is back once more. “Gothic 48” has over 160 minutes of music, split between one disc with more goth/darkwave/guitar-based music and another one with electro/EBM/industrial sounds.

Have a great week!

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NEW RELEASES
Klaus Schulze La Vie Electronique 5 £17.25
Review
The rarities of the electronic pioneer KLAUS SCHULZE were previously released in a strictly limited edition, called “The Ultimate Edition” and document the history and the rich diversity of this exceptional musician, even more impressive than on his official releases. These recordings – now completely remastered – are being reissued in a series of elaborate editions, each containing three CDs in a high-quality digipak, including a booklet with detailed background information and comments.

“La Vie Electonique” volume 5 contains recordings from the years from 1976 to 1977. “Berlin Schöneberg” was recorded in 1976 at a Berlin radio concert, “Vie de Rêve” iêcorded in Reims in France. “Nostalgic Echo” and “Titanische Tage” are solo concerts from 1976. A year later “For Barry Graves” was recorded – a short concert for the West German radio broadcasting show Music Extra 3. “The Oberhausen Tape” is a concert from 1976 (the second part of this concert is on “La Vie Electronique 6”). Finally, “The Poet” is a typical piece of the “Moondawn” era.


Format
3CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
Berlin Schöneburg:
01. Heftige Passage
02. Ruhige Passage
Vie de Rêve:
03. Le Retour au Pays
04. Des Escargots Qui Vont à l’Enterrement
05. Et la Fête Continue
06. Le Miroir Brisé
07. Le Combat avec l’Ange
08. Eteignez les Lumières

Disc 2:-
Nostalgic Echo:
01. The Creation of Eve
02. Portrait of Freud
03. Don Quixote
04. Solitude
05. Autumn Sonata
Titanische Tage:
06. The Ram
07. The Great Paranoic
08. Soft Watches
09. Impressions of Africa
10. The Falling Angel
11. For Barry Graves

Disc 3:-
The Poet:
01. Witness and Wait
02. Poet of the Body
03. Poet of the Soul
The Oberhausen Tape:
04. Quelle Idée de Peindre une Pomme
05. Et Picasso Mange la Pomme
06. Et la Pomme Lui Dit Merci


Record Label
Made In Germany


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Klaus Schulze La Vie Electronique 6 £17.25
Review
Disc 1 contains the second part of the Oberhausen concert featured on “La Vie Electronique 5”, plus the two solo pieces “Schwaensee” which were recorded in 1976 in the studio in Hambühren. “Fear at Madame Tussaud’s” was recorded in April, 1977 in the London planetarium – at that time a novelty, for it was the first time that a concert had been held in a planetarium. “Zeitgeist” is a concert which was recorded on October 17Th, 1977 in front of 5500 people in the Cathedral of Saint Michael in Brussels. “Inside The Harlequin” is the encore of this evening. The recording date of “La Vie Secrète” cannot be exactly determined any more. Recorded either in 1977/78 or 1975 this piece remains a very quiet, almost meditative jewel. In contrast to this stands “Barracuda Drum”, recorded around 1978 with Harald Grosskopf on drums. Last but not least at the end of the third CD we encounter the KLAUS SCHULZE of 1979: in October and November of that year Schulze was on tour with ARTHUR BROWN. “There Was Greatness in the Room” is a fragment of the encore of a concert from October 29th 1979 in Brussels. The specific thing about this recording: beside the voice of ARTHUR BROWN the vocoder-voice of KLAUS SCHULZE is also to be heard…


Format
3CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
The Other Oberhausen Tape:
01. C’Est Alors que Picasso
02. Picasso Casse l’Assiette
03. …et S’en Va en Souriant
04. Schwanensee I
05. Schwanensee II
06. Fear at Madame Tussaud’s

Disc 2:-
Zeitgeist:
01. Zeit
02. Temps
03. Time
04. Geist
05. Brains
06. Esprit
07. Inside the Harlequin – Harlequin
08. Inside the Harlequin – Pulcinella

Disc 3:-
La Vie Secrète:
01. Les Grains de Beauté
02. Exercises Spirituelles
03. Geist der Zeit
04. Siehe: Es Gibt Flügel
05. Der Narr
06. Return of Love
07. Und Einsamkeit
08. Barracuda Drum
09. There Was Greatness in the Room


Record Label
Made In Germany


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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K.I.F.O.T.H. Violence Corporation £12.75
Review
“Violence Corporation”, the new album from K.I.F.O.T.H. on Vendetta Music, presents 10 tracks of complex, multi-layered dark electronics, reminiscent of the best electro-industrial of the 90s, such as FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, NOISE UNIT, X MARKS THE PEDWALK and T.H.D


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Microbiotics
02. Ten Fingers
03. In Depresssion
04. Victim
05. Jihad
06. Egotism
07. Vermicular
08. Manipulator
09. Fateway
10. Moral


Record Label
Vendetta Music


Release Date
25th May 2010

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Golden Apes Denying the Towers Our Words Are Falling £14.00
Review
This new longplayer proves once again, that this group fronted by charismatic singer Peer Lebrecht, have undoubtedly been an integral part of the scene for over ten years now. Songs like “Liberation” show references to well know genre bands, but the whole album keeps the spirit of classic ‘Wave-Rock’ bands like JOY DIVISION, THE CHAMELEONS, THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS and PETER MURPHY alive and adds a modern touch, both in songwriting and production. The band has recently performed at the Dark Spring Festival in Berlin and at this years WGT Festvial and more concerts will be announced soon!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Windlands
02. Liberation (Hieros Gamos)
03. And Thus He Spoke
04. Digging Towers
05. Rays of Light
06. Taming a Dream
07. The Mark of Cain/And from This Heart It Will Rise…
08. Sober Light
09. The Sea Inside
10. Invidia
11. The Silence
12. Song of Innocence


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
30th Apr 2010

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Born for Bliss Between Living and Dreaming £14.00
Review
More than twelve years after their debut album “Flowing with the Flue” (released on Deathwish/Nuclear Blast) and the “Arabia” single, BORN FOR BLISS return with their long-awaited second album! The band was been founded by guitarist and vocalist Frank Weyzig who, as live guitarist and keyboard player of well known wave-gothic band CLAN OF XYMOX, was responsible for the typical guitar sound. In addition to the eleven new tracks on this album, we also find previously unreleased songs like “Dragon” (composed originally in the 80s for CLAN OF XYMOX) and “Ylene” (composed for and performed by the band LOVE LIKE BLOOD for their “Snakekiller” album). In total, “Between Living and Dreaming” offers fifteen tracks with a classical guitar-wave impact which cannot be ignored. With this album BORN FOR BLISS are back with music that will satisfy handmade music-lovers. The long deleted debut-album “Flowing with the Flue” (including bonus tracks) will be available again soon.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Empty Room
02. Any More
03. Kindred Spirits
04. Winter Tears
05. Believe
06. Tony
07. Shades
08. Perfect Sin
09. Edge of Perfection
10. All Away
11. Between Living and Dreaming
12. This Love (Demo)
13. Ylene (Demo)
14. Dragon (Early 4-Track Demo)
15. All Away (Remix)


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
30th Apr 2010

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Konzept Hypnautic Beats £8.50
Review
When it comes to classical techno/electro made in Frankfurt, Germany, there is one project that you cannot fail to come across: KONZEPT. With more than 50,000 copies sold of their debut single “Hypnautic Beats” they became a club sensation all over Europe! As part of the famous Zoth Ommog sublabel New Zone (NOISE CONTROL, NOSTROMO DEPT., UMO DETIC) Infacted were almost ‘forced’ to pick this great act to present them as part of the ‘classics’ collection! Some massive bonus tracks have been included too!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Hypnautic Beats (ambient1990mix)
02. Condemn Me (Fog Edit)
03. Hypnautic Beats
04. Human Transmission (CYBOTRON Mix 2)
05. Human Transmission (RadioVideo Edit)
06. The Last Night (Spectral Mix)
07. The Unknown (No Name Mix)
08. Hypnautic Beats (Hype Mix)
09. The Last Night (NUCLEAR WINTER Remix)
10. Condemn Me (Part 2)
11. Dimension (Early Works)
12. Human Transmission (RAZORMAID Mix)
13. Hypnautic Beats (RAZORMAID Mix)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
23rd Aug 2010

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Seraphim Shock Black Heart Revival £16.75
Review
SERAPHIM SHOCK’s highly anticipated fourth album, “Black Heart Revival”, is their first since 2004! The album covers a broad spectrum, from darker ballads to high-energy punk anthems to social distortion-style rock’n’roll. Frontman Charles Edward’s haunting melodies captivate the listener and take you on a sonic journey like no other. From the band’s early goth roots to the hard rock’n roll hybrid that it is today, SERAPHIM SHOCK continue to captivate people from all walks of life with their infectious hooks and dark overtones. Truly a classic SERAPHIM SHOCK album!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Torn
02. Kiss the Dead
03. Last Night in Georgia
04. Devil’s Point
05. Buried
06. Anna
07. Down Home
08. Goddamn Sinner
09. Rebel Dirty Rebel
10. Make Believe


Record Label
Sacrilege


Release Date
26th Jul 2010

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Scorn Refuse; Start Fires £16.75
Review
SCORN’s fourteenth full length release remains in the vibe and tempo of modern dubstep while adding a brand new element to the SCORN sound: a live drummer, Ian ‘Yan’ Treacy. The vibrant sounds of the kit are run through the filters and dub wizardry of Mick Harris, former drummer for NAPALM DEATH and guinness world record holder for composer of the world’s shortest song. SCORN is an entity – for over fifteen years Mick Harris has not relented with the project’s dubbed out beats, film noir atmospheres, and over the top bass compulsions. “Refuse; Start Fires” is perhaps the angriest and most well articulated of his projects in the last decade!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. LT94
02. Amroth
03. Insert Waggler
04. Then Woke
05. Take Someone’s Eye Out
06. Boot It
07. Rained on Her Birthday
08. Bear Felt Nowt
09. Hands
10. Beaked Point
11. Shitwind’s A-Coming
12. Look at That Bill


Record Label
ohm Resistance


Release Date
5th Jul 2010

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De_Tot_Cor Dead Heart EP £12.75
Review
Spanish dark industrial with intelligent and disturbingly beautiful melodies and pounding beats. Contains six original compositions and five remixes from SOMAN, STATIC SKY, REVOLUTION STATE, ENGELMACHER and ZUH. Includes the club hit “Strawberry Panic”.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. This Is Not Heavy Metal
02. I Love You
03. Strawberry Panic
04. Surrender
05. Der Letzte Tango
06. Lies Es Mir Vor
07. I Love You (REVOLUTION STATE remix)
08. Der Letzte Tango (Subterfuge Mix by ENGELMACHER)
09. I Love You (Lost in Love Mix by STATIK SKY)
10. Surrender (SOMAN Remix)
11. Lies Es Mir Vor (Microglitch Mix by ZUH)


Record Label
Vendetta Music


Release Date
1st Jul 2010

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Moon Far Away Minnesang £15.75
Review
Since the release of their now classic Russian neofolk album “Belovodie” five years ago, MOON FAR AWAY have proved their status as the ‘band of influence’ on the current Russian scene. Their cult following includes both dark folk, neofolk and folk metal fans, as well as the gothic and neoclassic audience. “Minnesang” is an album of 21st century ritual music encased in a unique fusion of the most diverse and zeitgeist-capturing musical styles, from neofolk and post-punk to practically future-pop. All these facets blend seamlessly in the unparalleled sound of MOON FAR AWAY’s probably most polystylistic, yet internally deeply conceptual and person-centered album!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
Tracklisting unavailable


Record Label
Steinklang


Release Date
10th Jun 2010

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Dead Turns Alive Maelstrom £12.75
Review
The return of DEAD TURNS ALIVE! After years of silence the long awaited album “Maelstrom” is finally available. The new longplayer contains a mix of rough-edge industrial, melodic synthpop and hammering beats. Serving fans of melodic atmospheric synthpop with hightlights like “The Serpent’s Chant” and “Fading Away”, and pleasing hardcore industrial clubbers with songs like “Love Is Lost” and “S.I.N.”, it surely covers a wide range of dark electronic music, inspired by the old-school heroes of EBM and industrial. In addition to that, “Maelstrom” contains four excellent remixes by BAK XIII, BRAIN LEISURE, NOVEMBER PROCESS and REVOLUTION STATE.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. S. I. N.
02. The Serpent’s Chant
03. Someone Had to Die
04. Fading Away (Featuring ARIANNA)
05. Love Is Lost
06. Tonight
07. Re-Birth
08. We Say
09. Final Words
10. Har Meggido
11. Effigy of Gehenna
12. The Serpent’s Chant (BAK XIII Remix)
13. Tonight (NOVEMBER PROCESS Remix)
14. The Serpent’s Chant (BRAIN LEISURE Remix)
15. Love Is Lost (REVOLUTION STATE Remix)
16. Fading Away (NECROTEK Remix)


Record Label
Vendetta Music


Release Date
25th May 2010

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Lucidstatic Symbiont Underground £14.00
Review
Initially working from a vast collection of unfinished material, LUCIDSTATIC approached and was approached by a talented cast of both up-and-coming and well-established artists. Piece by piece, track by track, each selection for “Symbiont Underground” was poured over, polished, and perfected until the collective results swelled beyond the expectations of its creators.

As such, the album consists of 23 solid new tracks spanning a 2CD collection featuring collaborations with such artists as ANGEL OF VIOLENCE, MOTHBOY, IAMMYNEWT, MONOPENGUIN, ESA, HUMAN ERROR, MANGADRIVE, EXPERIMENT HAYWIRE, SERVO HATRED, PIG FAT, MANUFACTURA and many more, with artwork by Kostas K. (SUBHEIM) and mastering by Justin Brink (PNEUMATIC DETACH). With so many diverse minds and capable hands at work here, it’s almost unimaginable that such a strong, compelling, and astoundingly cohesive album such as “Symbiont Underground” could be achieved. Yet here it is…


Format
2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Burning Embers (vs MANUFACTURA)
02. Noiz3Rush (vs NEREUS)
03. Viscera (vs ANGEL OF VIOLENCE)
04. Dissection (vs MONO PENGUIN)
05. Untitled (featuring JERRY B.)
06. The Awakening (MOTHBOY Remix)
07. Moments at a Cliff (vs SKULLDUGGERY)
08. Book of the Dead (vs RECEIVER)
09. Perpetuate (vs PIG FAT)
10. N.E.P. (vs HUMAN ERROR)
11. Desire to Be (vs IAMMYNEWT)
12. Misplaced (featuring SCALPER)

Disc 2:-
01. Boneyard (vs SHAD0W)
02. Re_volve (vs IMPURFEKT)
03. Invocation (vs PIG FAT)
04. According to Plan (featuring ESA)
05. A New Low (vs HUMAN ERROR)
06. A.L. (vs MONO PENGUIN)
07. Headhunter (Filter Mix vs MONO PENGUIN)
08. Fractured (NICK R61 Remix)
09. We Created the Epidemic (vs MANGADRIVE)
10. Little Human Puppets (featuring EXPERIMENT HAYWIRE)
11. Fakt (featuring SERVO HATRED)


Record Label
Tympanik Audio


Release Date
29th Jun 2010

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Totakeke On the First of November £12.00
Review
One of Tympanik Audio’s most revered and iconic artists returns for his fourth full-length album entitled “On the First of November”. Here TOTAKEKE elevates his signature brand of infectious beatwork accentuated by complex rhythms, dark melodies, and massive atmospheres to create another addictive beat-driven masterpiece. He steps up the tautness with a resounding sense of ferocity pounding out ten powerful new tracks of immense proportions. From beginning to end, “On the First of November” gushes with caressing tension and head-nodding beats amidst a swirling torrent of sputtering glitch, ominous pads, punching beat drops, mind-bending breaks, and looming basslines. Quite possibly TOTAKEKE’s most focused work to date.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Untitled 01
02. Untitled 02
03. Untitled 03
04. Untitled 04
05. Untitled 05
06. Untitled 06
07. Untitled 07
08. Untitled 08
09. Untitled 09
10. Untitled 10


Record Label
Tympanik Audio


Release Date
29th Jun 2010

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Anklebiter I Will Wait £12.00
Review
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Tanner Volz began cultivating his talents for creating electronic music in the early 1990s with the post-industrial band THINE EYES. From there, the eclectic project ML was realized and went on to release prolific works on such labels as Toast and Jam, n5MD, En:peg, and Piehead Recordings. In 2008, Tanner seeded his new project ANKLEBITER. During this time, a deeply personal, idiosyncratic, and emotionally rich instrumental electronic work emerged that fully indulged Tanner’s love of contemporary Shoegaze and Synthpop styles, as well as his deep roots in early industrial and dark new wave.

With a vast array of seemingly straightforward analog patterns converging together to generate deeply emotional, beat-driven dark IDM soundscapes, “I Will Wait” manages to embrace a refreshing simplicity with unique effectiveness that is rarely heard these days. Staggering beats meet nostalgic synthlines to create a haunting aural utopia that is at once beautiful and altogether strangely alluring.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Absolution Is a Plush Toy
02. Accessible
03. 132
04. O’Bannon
05. I Will Wait
06. Step Out
07. Thanks, Deepak
08. University
09. Hawk Is Tits
10. Happy Hollandaise
11. Nothing Will Happen Tomorrow
12. Frigid


Record Label
Tympanik Audio


Release Date
29th Jun 2010

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Zeller Turbulences £12.00
Review
After his excellent debut release “Audio Vandalism” in 2008 on the German label Hymen Records, the French industrialist ZELLER now turns to Tympanik Audio to offer our listeners his most abrasive and uncompromising work to date. Apocalyptic and ominous, ZELLER’s maniacal new conceptions embrace a rare and forward thinking approach to the rhythmic noise genre, with an uncanny proficiency in control, density, and undeniable intensity. A shivering and addictive plunge into the dying art of modern rhythmic industrial.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Supernova
02. Time Dilation
03. Le Pain Maudit
04. Sub Galaxies Riot
05. Sonar Echoes
06. Sea of Clouds
07. Dark Matter Observatory
08. Seneretatis Mare
09. Variable Gravity
10. Starship Weapons Kit
11. Child Robots Contine
12. The Beast
13. Comets Falls
14. Asperitatis Texture
15. Galactik Dust
16. Zion Asteroid


Record Label
Tympanik Audio


Release Date
29th Jun 2010

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Attention System Wait for My Signal £13.75
Review
ATTENTION SYSTEM are an electro act from Atlanta USA. Their influences include all the ‘obvious’ acts that come to mind when listening to music of this genre, such as VNV NATION, COVENANT, COMBICHRIST, ICON OF COIL, FRONT 242, SKINNY PUPPY, APOPTYGMA BERZERK etc., but also some rather less ‘obvious’ ones including THE CURE, CLAN OF XYMOX, LAIBACH, DAFT PUNK, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE and others!

The first time ATTENTION SYSTEM sat down together with their instruments in the summer of 2008, they had one common goal in mind: to write music that would make people dance. With darkwave and punk at their core, Brian Fisher (vocals, keys), Joshua Broughton (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Davis (guitar), Chris Edmonds (bass) and Jason Curtis (drums) were ready for something new. Dabbling in the world of electronics, they’ve managed to fuse 80s synthpop with darker undertones – and they’ve created what they only half-jokingly like to call “a rock band who’s mugged an electronica band and is digging through a stolen, dirty pair of pants for extra synth lines.” They’ve been compared to countless other electro acts, but ATTENTION SYSTEM’s music packs a heavier punch than most while remaining highly danceable.

In 2008 ATTENTION SYSTEM independently released a self-produced EP which earned the band generous local and regional radio airplay, plus a (US) nationally televised commercial for the DIY Network. In just over a year the band has gone from unknown local act to headlining packed weekend shows in Atlanta’s notorious underground rock and dance venues. Their live shows have generated a citywide buzz, landing them numerous opening slots for national acts and the Readers Choice Award for Best New Music Act in The Creative Loafing’s Best Of Atlanta 2009 edition.

With their grip on the Atlanta music scene firmly established, ATTENTION SYSTEM set out to broaden their regional presence with an aggressive touring schedule throughout the South East of the United States in 2009. At the same time, they headed back to the studio to track their first full-length record. With the new album now completed, the band is gearing up for an explosive 2010 with the highly-anticipated release of their CD, new high-definition videos and extensive bookings along the East Coast – and hopefully to Europe later on this year!

And here it is: “Wait for My Signal”. Twelve tracks of catchy but dark electro that will make people dance everywhere!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Resistant Transistor
02. Now’s Your Time
03. Siren’s City
04. Bot Killer
05. Drastic Measures
06. Miss Machine
07. Alibi (For a Paranoid Existence)
08. The Curious Times
09. Radio Silence
10. Die Trying
11. Nothing in My Head
12. Intruder


Record Label
Pater Noster


Release Date
28th Jun 2010

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Various Artists Gothic Compilation 48 £9.50
Review
The ‘mother of all gothic compilations’, one of the longest-running gothic/wave compilation series is back once more. Over 160 minutes of music, split between one disc with more goth/darkwave/guitar-based music and another one with electro/EBM/industrial sounds. 38 tracks, many of them either previously unreleased or exclusive.


Format
2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. ZERAPHINE – Louisa
02. LACRIMOSA – Sellador (Club Mix)
03. INDICA – As If
04. THE LOVECRAVE – And Scream
05. EISBRECHER – Eiszeit
06. UMBRA ET IMAGO – Perfect Baby
07. LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE – Dead Heart Serenade
08. THE OTHER – The Lovesick Mind
09. THE CRIMSON GHOSTS – Ghastly Ever After
10. DEAD END GUYS – 1000 Black Hearts
11. EIGHT LEGS – Cloak & Dagger
12. BLOODY DEAD AND SEXY – City Ghosts
13. YOU SAY PARTY WE SAY DIE – XXXX Loyality
14. WILLIAM CONTROL – I’m Only Human Sometimes
15. TYING TIFFANY – Lost Way
16. DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY – We Fade Forever
17. RESIST – Tattooed
18. NOBLESSE OBLIGE – Beck and Call
19. ROMAN FISCHER – Lightscapes
20. AL ANDALUZ PROJECT – Maravillosos

Disc 2:-
01. PAINBASTARD – S.I.N. (Seele in Not)
02. ESC – Proprioception
03. ORANGE SECTOR – I Hate You
04. X-RX – Virus Infect
05. FREAKANGEL – My Darling Bullet
06. SAM – Halluzinogen
07. KANT KINO – This Is Why
08. SHE’S ALL THAT – Jump
09. WELLE:ERDBALL – Zurück zum Start
10. DAS PRÄPARAT – Folge Mir
11. X MARKS THE PEDWALK – Facer (Short Cut)
12. MERGEL KRATZER – Iso (Minimale Mix by MK)
13. BEATIMORTUI/BRUNO KRAMM – Death-Row
14. SHIV-R – Suffer
15. LEAETHERSTRIP – I Feel Human
16. RE:LEGION – Trance:Formation
17. BLIND EFFECTS – Assholes Like Me
18. WHITE PULP – Just Like Me


Record Label
Batbeliever


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Bionic Close to Nature £14.00
Review
From the early 90s, tracks by BIONIC have been featured on countless EBM compilations, all of which are now collector’s items (such as “We Came to Dance 7” and “Tyranny Off the Beat Vol. 2”). After a very successful debut album on Off Beat Records, the project showed the promise of a bright future and toured with acts such as à;GRUMH, DIE KRUPPS and DE/VISION. But instead, BIONIC simply stopped producing music and completely disappeared from the scene. Now, fifteen(!) years later, BIONIC return with ten new songs and two remixes, proving that ‘Electronic Body Music’ is still alive and still able to sound modern and up-to-date! “Close to Nature” turns out to be a multi-faceted album with strong melodic elements, showing influences from classical EBM pioneers such as DATA BANK A (“What Would You…?”, “Somwhere”) complex atmospheric soundscapes (“Cold Eyes”) and catchy melodic club sounds (“It Doesn’t Matter”) which are reminiscent at times of the earlier phase of FRONT 242 (“Anything”). The mastering was done by Dirk ‘ACCESSORY’ Steyer, who also contributes a remix.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. It Doesn’t Matter
02. Anything
03. Inside
04. What Would You..?
05. Cold Eyes
06. Give Me Shelter
07. Somewhere
08. Strive for Uniting
09. It’s No Par
10. I Want to Save You
11. Inside (Remix by ACCESSORY)
12. It Doesn’t Matter (Want U Remix by MINUSHEART)


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
7th Jun 2010

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Dust Is Noise Fractured Forms £12.75
Review
It all started out with a few synth-lines and a few stories to tell. It wasn’t supposed to be fancy but to hang somewhere on a rawer level. That was the aim when DUST IS NOISE was formed by Jacob, Mike J and Mike T. Collectively the three members work as the electronic outfit ALTER DER RUINE, an act known for dirty, funky electro. In their downtime they found themselves writing melodic synthpop and while they enjoyed it they knew it couldn’t be worked into the ADR live sets without causing heads to implode. Rather than leave the songs on the shelf they chose to add vocals and dress the tunes up as an entirely different package. With heavy emphasis on a big beat, grooving synths and incensed vocals DUST IS NOISE jammed along on a mission to complete a full length album. After playing a slew of live dates they caught the attention of Vendetta Music and shortly afterwards were taken on board to release their debut album entitled “Fractured Forms”.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Fractured
02. Path Too Worn
03. Ambergris
04. Built to Burn Through
05. Clouds Breathe
06. Halfway There
07. Last Light
08. Blind Spot
09. One Failed Voice
10. Hands That Loved


Record Label
Vendetta Music


Release Date
25th May 2010

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Dead Hand Projekt Dead Hand Projekt £12.75
Review
Back again with a new project, Taury Goforth, original singer-songwriter for HEX RX’s album “X”, is proving to be forever in our faces with violent aggression and an enraged, ‘fuck you’ attitude. Having been classified as ‘progressive old-school’, this face-lift to industrial music will make you stop bickering about how bad the food is and make you want to get up and punch the cook in the face. This self-titled album should please most audiences due to the diversity in style throughout. This is not the same song over and over again, folks, it is a triumph of industrial glory! With songs like “Horror” and “Concrete” you’ll be forced to your feet by stompy dance beats. With tracks like “Desultory” and “Dejected” you’ll be possessed by violent rage and angst. And “Taste” is becoming the new fuck song for all clubs with its raunchy and overly imaginative/suggestive lyrics and tones.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The 28 Strengths of Fear
02. Concrete
03. Lost
04. Smell of Fear
05. Dejected
06. Hate Me
07. Horror
08. Nature Abhors a Vacuum
09. Taste
10. Not for Me
11. Club Cancer
12. Are You Happy
13. Cyanide
14. Desultory


Record Label
Vendetta Music


Release Date
1st Jul 2010

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NOW AVAILABLE
Merciful Nuns LIB.1 £13.25
Review
Artaud Seth, ex-head of DION FORTUNE RECORDS and founder of bands like THE MERRY THOUGHTS, DIARY OF DREAMS and GARDEN OF DELIGHT is back, triumphant!

For Artaud Seth, the final stop of legendary GARDEN OF DELIGHT didn’t mean the end of his career. Three years after the last regular GARDEN OF DELIGHT album Seth is back with a new album called “LIB.1” out on the Solar Lodge label. The album was already released in March of this year, exclusively available from the label directly and through a few, very selected mailorders. The original release is now completely sold out, but the second edition comes with an exclusive, previously unavailable bonus track.

“‘LIB.1’ is a revisiting of the sound of the eighties and early nineties. Pure, retro Goth!” as the band puts it. They didn’t have the intention to do something completely new. They are not trying to reveal another future sound.

If you like the Sisters, you’ll love the Nuns.

Simple, ironic, dark. Just tunes from a long forgotten time of very intense music! Enjoy the Nunhood.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Equinox (click to listen)
02. Funeral Train (click to listen)
03. Someday (click to listen)
04. Tower of Faith (click to listen)
05. Nunhood (click to listen)
06. Temple of Hadit (click to listen)
07. The Darkness (click to listen)
08. God Aeon (click to listen)
09. Liber Al Vel Legis (Bonus Track) (click to listen)


Record Label
Solar Lodge


Release Date
18th Jun 2010

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Hocico Dog Eat Dog £6.75
Review
See, the dog’s got teeth like razors… and he uses them to bite!

On “Dog Eat Dog”, the brand new single from Mexican hard electro legend HOCICO, shouter Erk Aicrag and sound wizard Racso Agroyam are more aggressive than ever before. A catchy-as-hell hook line meets the most brutal vocal escapades and the hardest beats the duo has ever unleashed: a relentless aggro-fest with a distinctive hit appeal.

The new single also contains four bass-laden remixes from SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS, AESTHETIC PERFECTION, DIABOLIC ART and ARSCH DOLLS as well as the exclusive B-side smasher “Escape the Spell”.

A massive appetizer for the forthcoming album “Tiempos de Furia”!


Format
Limited MCD


Tracklisting
01. Dog Eat Dog
02. Escape the Spell
03. Dog Eat Dog (ARSCH DOLLS Remix)
04. Dog Eat Dog (AESTHETIC PERFECTION Remix)
05. Dog Eat Dog (Doggy Style Remix by SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS)
06. Dog Eat Dog (DIABOLIC ART Remix)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Hocico Dog Eat Dog £12.00
Review
See, the dog’s got teeth like razors… and he uses them to bite!

On “Dog Eat Dog”, the brand new single from Mexican hard electro legend HOCICO, shouter Erk Aicrag and sound wizard Racso Agroyam are more aggressive than ever before. A catchy-as-hell hook line meets the most brutal vocal escapades and the hardest beats the duo has ever unleashed: a relentless aggro-fest with a distinctive hit appeal.

This super-limited 7″ in white vinyl is STRICTLY limited to 666 copies and features the exclusive B-side “Breathe Me Tonight”.

A massive appetizer for the forthcoming album “Tiempos de Furia”!


Format
Limited 7″ Vinyl


Tracklisting
A. Dog Eat Dog
B. Breathe Me Tonight


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Evils Toy Organics [Re-Issue] £8.75
Review
EVILS TOY first saw the light of day in the summer of 1992, when future band members Volker Lutz and Thorsten Brenda were introduced to each another by a mutual friend. They started to work together instantly, finding that their existing equipment masterly complemented each other’s, so… the founding of an electro band was virtually an inevitable consequence. The two were inspired by bands such as DEPECHE MODE, FRONT 242 and THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, which meant that their concerted efforts soon bore their first fruits. Today almost eighteen(!) years later, Infacted Recordings presents a 13-track first part ‘Best Of’ release, with an additional three unreleased bonus tracks in remastered format and – as usual for their “Classics” series – limited to 1000 copies worldwide!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Old Race (Stage Mix)
02. The Old Race (Album Version)
03. Golden Sands
04. Pharo’s Theme
05. Sacred
06. Dear God (X MARKS THE PEDWALK Remix)
07. Organics
08. Dizzy Divination
09. Sacrifice (Live)
10. Third World War – Dear God (Live)
11. In Silence
12. Make Up
13. Third World War
14. Sacred (Remix) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
15. Organics (Slow Motion Mix) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
16. No Life (Live) (Previously unreleased bonus track)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Agrezzior Domination £13.25
Review
When it comes to modern third generation EBM, sooner or later you are sure to come across one name: JOHAN VAN DAMM! ‘The Voice’ is his alias, and in addition his new ‘baby’ AGREZZIOR he has already participated in projects such as DUPONT and MENTICIDE, performing legendary live shows on the EBM scene. “Domination” is both the title and the aim of this new EBM masterpiece by the Swedish vocal wizard! Alongside the current ORANGE SECTOR album “Krieg und Frieden” this release sets new standards in Electronic Body Music! Musicwise the album was produced under the seal of AUTODAFEH (and the disc also includes a collaborative track with and a remix by this act), yet another synonym for agressive body music at its very best!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Intro
02. Shout
03. Fingerprint
04. Domination
05. Design for War
06. Hardcore Generation
07. Left Alone
08. Strong We Stand
09. The Bunker
10. What About You
11. Aggressive Attitude
12. Hammer of Combat (AGREZZIOR and AUTODAFEH)
13. Shout (AUTODAFEH Remix)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Extize Gothic Pussy £6.75
Review
Although many people hopelessly underestimated this ferocious act after their first single “Hellektrostar” (the EP was sold out in 2 weeks!), the debut longplayer “FallOut Nation” convinced even the most stubborn critics and enviers that this conglomerate of wild electro addicts is here to stay!

Without even pausing to draw breath, EXT!ZE launch their second highly addictive single “Gothic Pussy” right into the strobelight-dominated black heart of the clubs and the united electro armies of this world. Reckless, and as always, regardless of the consequences, “Gothic Pussy” undoubtedly marks one of the many highs on the club manifesto “FallOut Nation”, making it the perfect second assault for the dancefloors.

And when EXT!ZE once again take charge of the international DJ playlists with this mercilessly stomping track, no one will be able to resist the ‘with us or against us’ attitude these glamorous savages have cultivated. Still, EXT!ZE are way more than another flashy cybergoth outfit hunting after the latest trends as this second single openly articulates: armed with an impressive array of ten tracks, the electro rebels propagate their genuine lifestyle and celebrate their passion for hyperactive nights, intoxicants and driving beats that no one can resist. Of the four songs featured, two of them are exclusive and previously unreleased, and the EP features remixes by beat priests like X-RX and SANTA HATES YOU (the new battleground of electro veteran Peter Spilles of PROJECT PITCHFORK), making sure that even the laziest feet are moving to their rhythms.

With EXT!ZE intoning their provocative hymn “Gothic Pussy”, highly laborious dancefloor activity is preprogrammed once more – appropriately accompanied by profoundly explicit booklet pictures that interpret the single’s title as tantalizingly as possible without becoming illegal. EXT!ZE is pure sex – and “Gothic Pussy” is a harsh dancefloor terror for the new decade.

Long live the night!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Gothic Pussy (Horrorporn Edit)
02. Gothic Pussy (Album Edit)
03. Boyz Love Girlz
04. Dead Bang
05. Boyz Love Girlz (F*ck*ed by X-RX)
06. Boyz Love Girlz (Dirt & Desire Remix by NEXUS NEMESIS)
07. Dead Bang (SANTA HATES YOU Remix)
08. Dead Beat (MANGADRIVE Remix)
09. Gothic Pussy (InDaClub Mix by SUONO)
10. Gothic Pussy (DJ SiSen Remix)


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Front Line Assembly Improvised Electronic Device £12.50
Review
Things have been quiet since FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY released their last album “Artificial Soldier” in 2006. Now, however, a new album has finally been confirmed for a mid-June release! “Improvised Electronic Device” will feature a collaborative track entitled “Stupidity” with Al Jourgensen of MINISTRY. Jourgensen will contribute vocals and lyrics to the track, dedicated to the memory of Wax Trax! Records founders Jim Nash and Dannie Flescher. Artist Dave McKean, who has done past artwork for FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and FEAR FACTORY, provided the artwork for the album and its first single “Shifting Through the Lens”. More details to follow.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
Tracklisting to follow


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
26th Jun 2010

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Mantus Die Hochzeit von Himmel und Hölle £18.50
Review
The sounds of the last regular studio album from MANTUS have barely faded away yet Martin Schindler is already releasing another ambitious project which could cause quite a stir for some. “Die Hochzeit von Himmel und Hölle” is an ambitious collage of typically catchy MANTUS songs, instrumental pieces and elements in the style of a play, all based on William Blake’s book “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”. Blake’s painting “The Great Red Dragon” should be known to many from the similarly-named “Hannibal Lecter” film and from the book by Thomas Harris. Blake’s paintings and poems, full of powerfully eloquent poetry, dark strength and fascinating reflections on the world have lost none of their relevance and appeal even up to the present day. By using the framework of Blake’s poetry, MANTUS succeed in creating an album which, predominantly through the spoken lyrics, stands out clearly from MANTUS’ own works and yet offers the same inspirational elements that their fans are fond of. Powerful song structures, the mixture of hard guitars and driving percussion, the extravagant classical arrangements and the subtle use of acoustic instruments such as guitars and harpsichord mixed with electronic set pieces. The combination of catchy hooklines, imaginative soundtrack structures and the expressive choral speaking of Thalia and Martin Schindler, based on Blake’s texts, creates a total work of art which easily masters the balancing act between high quality musical art and catchy gothic music.

With “Die Hochzeit von Himmel und Hölle”, MANTUS have succeeded in pulling off a brilliantly-executed piece of dark, catchy musical art and sophisticated lyricism.

This luxurious first edition of the album comes in A5 format, containing a special booklet with astonishing illustrations and a precious art print. Strictly limited to 1999 copies worldwide.


Format
Limited CD Digibox


Tracklisting
01. Rintrah
02. Himmel und Hölle
03. Die Stimme des Teufels
04. Hiob
05. Wer Seine Lust Unterdrückt
06. Die Fünf Sinne
07. Sprichwörter der Hölle (Part 1 & 2)
08. Die Alten Dichter
09. Die Pforten der Wahrnehmung
10. In Einer Druckerei der Hölle
11. Phantasie (Leviathan)
12. Das Schwert
13. Vater Unser
14. Ich Sah Einmal Einen Teufel
15. Phantasie (Analytik)
16. Elija
17. Alles Was Lebt Ist Heilig
18. Morgendämmerung


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Neutral Lies A Deceptive Calm £14.00
Review
Amazing new discovery on the Boredom Label, known for excellent acts such as CELLULOIDE, DECKAD, FORETASTE… Hailing from Lille close to Belgium and its electronic influence, NEUTRAL LIES deliver a blend of pop melodies à la CAMOUFLAGE and minimal electronics à la ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL. But the band are far from imitating the past, and do not limit themselves to these good old references but also inject some techno influences into their sound – especially and unexpectedly in their more mid-tempo tracks. The quality of both songwriters and vocalists make their debut album “A Deceptive Calm” a unique piece to discover, one into which to dive slowly further with each listen. Not an attempt to make dancefloor hit killers, but a whole and consistent album of eleven well-written melancholic electronic songs. Another great release from this small but high quality label!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. (In Your) Neutral Eyes
02. Commuters
03. S.X. Girls
04. Introspection
05. Between Glasses and Reward
06. Laugh at First Sight
07. Rose in the Coffin
08. Waking Up on a Battle Field
09. Le Fou d’Echec
10. Nostalgia
11. Slough of Despond


Record Label
Boredom


Release Date
28th Jun 2010

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Premature Ejaculation Body of a Crow £12.75
Review
Despite being one of the most well-known releases in The Lost Recordings series, “Body of a Crow” has never before been commercially released. Often bootlegged in poor quality, first as simple cassette copies and later as a download on peer to peer file sharing sites, many myths and falsehoods have been built up since its manufacture in 1986. What can be confirmed is that this was the first release on Chuck Collison’s Happiest Place on Earth label, which had been set up the previous year. The few cassettes that were made would have been given away to friends or sold privately to fans by Rozz or Chuck themselves. It was not otherwise available for purchase, and it is very rare indeed to come across an original copy of the cassette. Although the front cover artwork of the cassette has been circulated widely by fans and collectors, the track listing on the inside has never before been shown publically. It is because of this that there has been much confusion and debate about not only the correct track names, but also exactly how many different tracks there are. Without a doubt, “Body of a Crow” is the most accomplished and enjoyable release so far in the series and can be considered the turning point when Rozz started to focus all of his attention on his experimental recordings.

“Body of a Crow” consists of 26 separate tracks spread over two sides on the original MC release. There are twelve tracks on side A and fourteen tracks on side B. Each track is titled. More than half the songs are very short, lasting less than two minutes. This creates a fast pace. Most of the tracks combine musical and spoken word samples.

Although original cassette sleeves for “Body of a Crow” must exist, Malaise has not been able to source one. The artwork used is a direct copy made by Andreas Hofmann from Rozz’s original cassette sleeve. The front cover artwork of the original cassette is very well known. It features two black and white photographs of a dead child in a morgue. One of the photographs is a side view and the other taken from above the corpse. Between these two images is the text: “To Those unknown and uncounted persons, prematurely deprived of life by malicious assault, and whose assassins have gone unpunished…”. The cover also includes the name of the project and title of the cassette, as well confirming the year of production as 1986. The other side of the cassette sleeve is rather less well known, and Malaise Music have the great pleasure of revealing it publically for the very first time. It contains the 26 track titles and confirms that the cassette is “Brought to you by…. the happiest place on earth”. Underneath this is written “WE JUST WANT YOU TO SEE THINGS AS CLEARLY AS POSSIBLE”, which became an established slogan for the label.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Grind
02. Go (Ahead)
03. Bloodied Walls (Time)
04. Revolution (The Road)
05. Fall (The Wayside)
06. Body
07. Alarm
08. Did the Doctor Give You a Pill?
09. Excerpt #4
10. Sing It (Frank)
11. Never Say
12. Pain (A Prayer for Peter)
13. One Conflagration
14. Popeye
15. Force
16. Rope
17. You Can’t Kill Kill
18. Film of a Life
19. Defect
20. Poison
21. Very Best
22. Excerpt #1
23. Sexual Atelia
24. Dead Beat
25. Excerpt 2&3
26. No More (Room)


Record Label
Malaise Music


Release Date
28th Jun 2010

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The Mission Dum Dum Bullet £11.75
Review
Despite having split in 2008, THE MISSION return with “Dum Dum Bullet”, a new compilation of rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, new songs left over from the “God Is a Bullet” sessions and a brand new extended remix of album cut “Dumb” by MISSION guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite.

The fourteen-track album features six songs originally released as extra tracks on the deleted “Keep It in the Family” EP and the “Blush” digital single, both from 2007. More intriguing to fans are seven tracks identified as new songs or Hussey demos written during the “God Is a Bullet” sessions. The compilation wraps up with Thwaite’s new seven-and-a-half-minute remix of “Dumb”. He states that he “decontructed the studio version and recreated a dancefloor monster with new sounds, loops and additional guitars”.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. It Don’t Matter Anymore Anyhow
02. Refugee
03. Room 22
04. Chelsea Blue
05. Acoustic Blush
06. Thine
07. So Many Things
08. Still Deep Waters (Instrumental)
09. Katya’s Lullaby
10. Aquarius and Gemini (A Cappella)
11. The Earth You walk Upon
12. Stranger in a Foreign Land
13. Blush Remodel
14. Dumb (Dambusters 617 Squadron Mix by MARK GEMINI-THWAITE)


Record Label
Oblivion


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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SOUNDCLIPS ADDED THIS WEEK
A7IE The Shattering £12.00
Review
The essence of A7IE essence was born in 2002 under the name ASEPTIE as an instrumental project. From these beginnings, the project evolved into industrial and electro music, experimenting with harsh and distorted beats and dark melodic backgrounds. The first official release with vocals was launched in 2005 and on the French compilation “In This Cold Terrific Room 2” by the label La Chambre Froide. “Pray (This Agony)” was much appreciated by the audience and has been played in many clubs worldwide.

After several remixes for bands like AGONOIZE, TAMTRUM and ALIEN PRODUKT, the band took the name A7IE and was revealed to the public with the single “Messiah” , as well as many appearances on compilations like “Gothic Magazine”, “Goth Is What You Make It Volume 2” and “Extreme Sundenfall 6”. In September of 2007, A7IE launched sick music for sick people with the debut album “Distress” on the labels La Chambre Froide (France) and Rupal Records (Germany), including remixes by TAMTRUM, WYNDARDTAGE and X-FUSION. “Distress” was crowned best dark electronics album of the month.

Now, three years later, A7IE return with the new album “The Shattering”. Wounds have been dressed and there is no more place for remorse and regret. Produced by Jan L. from X-FUSION/NOISUF-X, this album contains nine loud and heavy original new songs, plus remixes from PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 1.0, AKTIVE:HATE, SADIZTIK INJEKTION, ADEONESIS. The time has come to endure the hate, take care!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Scars (click to listen)
02. Some Kind of Hate (click to listen)
03. Neuroleptics (click to listen)
04. Angels (Dancing in the Dust) (click to listen)
05. Stay (In Silence) (click to listen)
06. Martyr (click to listen)
07. Words of Violence (click to listen)
08. I, Liar (click to listen)
09. Inner Fight (click to listen)
10. Some Kind of Hate (Eternal Hate by PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1) (click to listen)
11. Angels (Fallen Mix by AKTIVE:HATE) (click to listen)
12. Neuroleptics (Terror Body Mix by SADIZTIK:INJEKTION) (click to listen)
13. Angels (Remix by ADEONESIS) (click to listen)


Record Label
Advoxya Records


Release Date
19th May 2010

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First Black Pope Spiritual Spiral £12.00
Review
FIRST BLACK POPE are a brand new harsh electro-goth outfit from Italy, combining hard powerful beats and malevolent and grevious atmos-fears with cutting edge painful screaming vocals about the difficult marriage between the sense of sin and a feeling of imminent catastrophy. The band released their first tracks in 2004 on London-based Cryonica Records (Cryonica Tanz v3) and has opened live for quite an impressive list of bands: HOCICO, PANKOW, DAS ICH, KIRLIAN CAMERA, ULTRAVIOLENCE, INERTIA… gaining a strong reputation for their extremely violent and blasphemous live shows with notorious bleeding penance performance and (sac)religious rituals.

FIRST BLACK POPE are the ultimate Evil Body Music outfit on the electro-industrial scene and are now ready to spread malevolent blessings amongst the new sick electro breed. Get into their “Spiritual Spiral” album for harsh powerful beats for an incredible industrial mystical experience.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Mystical Trance Experience (click to listen)
02. S/M God (click to listen)
03. Motherdeath (click to listen)
04. Random Suicide (click to listen)
05. Skyrats (Second Act) (click to listen)
06. Under a Spell (click to listen)
07. Red Flowers (click to listen)
08. Spiritual Spiral (click to listen)
09. S/M God (Escape Mix) (click to listen)
10. Isle of Men (click to listen)
11. Lisergic Devotion (Full On Mix) (click to listen)
12. Abuse (Necropop Mix) (click to listen)
13. Abuse (Cross Up Your Ass Mix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Advoxya Records


Release Date
10th May 2010

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C-Lekktor Tendencias Suicidas £12.50
Review
Fans of harsh electro embraced the debut album of the trio from Mexico with passion and declared them the rightful heirs to electro gods HOCICO. But C-LEKKTOR are not resting on their laurels – they are cementing this great impression with their new ten-track CD “Tendencias Suicidas”. Fast, furious and catchy as fuck: hard electro, technoid 303 riffs and distorted vocals, pitching this album into a feeding frenzy that make amazonian piranhas green with envy. Produced and mastered by X-FUSION and including remixes by DECODED FEEDBACK, FGFC820 and ALIEN VAMPIRES.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Suicidal Tendencies (click to listen)
02. Living Dead (click to listen)
03. World of Fantasy (click to listen)
04. Juicio Final (click to listen)
05. Our Dark Side (DECODED FEEDBACK Remix) (click to listen)
06. See My Hate (ALIEN VAMPIRES Remix) (click to listen)
07. Our Dark Side (DRAINED SCORN Remix) (click to listen)
08. See My Hate (FGFC820 Remix) (click to listen)
09. Our Dark Side (SIN.THETIC SQUAD Remix) (click to listen)
10. See My Hate (DE:SOURCE Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Machineries Of Joy


Release Date
20th May 2010

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Genevieve Pasquier Handle with Care £11.75
Review
Following on from the album “Le Cabaret Moi” GENEVIÉVE PASQUIER presents this seven-track EP on her own label UMB Kollektif: a 40-minute journey through Geneviéve’s thoughts and feelings. Right from the beginning she shows her ability to cross the borders between soft and severe, hypnotic and ecstatic. Geneviéve and Dan Courtman present a mixture of post-industrial electronics and 80s minimal electro, ranging from hypnotic ambience to hard driving rhythmic dance tunes, dominated by Pasquier’s breathy, wailing, militant and charismatic voice. This record comes in a beautiful tiny handcrafted package in Madame Pasquier’s favorite colours, limited to 500 copies – handle with care!

Also comes with a free copy of “10 Years of Transmission”, a representative overview of this truly fine German label, run by ex-THOROFON and GENEVIÉVE PASQUIER. Styles range from contemporary industrial music and dark minimal up to powernoise and strange pop for strange people.


Format
Limited MCD


Tracklisting
01. Electric Foreplay (click to listen)
02. Handle with Care (click to listen)
03. Past (click to listen)
04. Dead Man (click to listen)
05. Faute (click to listen)
06. Colourful Grey (click to listen)
07. Emmène Moi (click to listen)

Various Artists – 10 Years of Transmission:-
01. GENEVIÉVE PASQUIER – Existance (Twin Voice Version)
02. GENEVIÉVE PASQUIER – Nobodies Darling (Strict Drum Mix)
03. THE MUSICK WRECKERS – Coldbeat
04. THE MUSICK WRECKERS – Distorted Youth
05. TONAL Y NAGUAL – Cog in the Machine (Clean Mix)
06. TONAL Y NAGUAL – Loneliest Place (S.E.C. Mix)
07. THOROFON – Gigamesh
08. THOROFON – Uhf Disco
09. DOGPOP – Deutschland (Previously Unreleased)
10. DOGPOP – Dogporn
11. KOMMANDO – Bones Under Skin
12. M.A.O. – Bluescreen (Previously Unreleased)
13. M.A.O. – Misery (Previously Unreleased)
14. JÄGERBLUT – Hunting
15. JÄGERBLUT – Gruss vom Krampus
16. LAMBITANI – Neig Dich Tiefer (Previously Unreleased)
17. LAMBITANI – Romantik (Previously Unreleased)


Record Label


Release Date
16th Jun 2010

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Larva Entre Agujas £10.50
Review
Going down to the LARVA’s world – where the pain and the anger will fill your soul. Where the dense atmosphere and the putrid air slips into your bones. Where you will feel the fear, and the loneliness like fourteen needles stuck into your brain; fourteen Larva songs seen through some talented band’s eyes (DEADJUMP, M-VIRUS, ASSEPTIC ROOM). Each with their own vision, their own character; a mixture of darkness, sadness and aggressiveness cooked by each of the artists participating on this CD. Strictly limited edition.


Format
Limited CD


Tracklisting
01. Ojos Secos (Placer Anal Mix by LARVA) (click to listen)
02. Madre (Te Echo de Menos Mix by MORBID MIND) (click to listen)
03. Ojos Secos (Re-Violated Mix by EXTINCTION FRONT) (click to listen)
04. The Hated (Remix by DEADJUMP) (click to listen)
05. The Hated (Acid Mix by F.Y.L.) (click to listen)
06. Cockroaches (EBM Mix by TECH NOMADER) (click to listen)
07. Massgrave (Guitar Mix by DAVID AKELARRE) (click to listen)
08. The Devil Inside of Me (Experimental Mix by A INDUSTRYA) (click to listen)
09. Rotten Disease (Old School Mix by ASSEPTIC ROOM) (click to listen)
10. Massgrave (Cor Mix by DE_TOT_COR) (click to listen)
11. Massgrave (Remix by SAY JUST WORDS) (click to listen)
12. Massgrave (Remix by XPERIMENT) (click to listen)
13. The Devil Inside of Me (Remix by M-VIRUS) (click to listen)
14. The Devil Inside of Me (Remix by STIGMATROZ) (click to listen)


Record Label
Advoxya Records


Release Date
7th Jun 2010

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Sadiztik Injektion Global Genocide £12.00
Review
Aggressive electro from Turkey? Sounds unlikely, I know!

SADIZTIK:INJEKTION was formed in the year 2006 by Samet Özgür. He first released tracks the “Infekted and Injekted” and “Endless 8” via free download. These songs gained some excellent reviews SADIZTIK:INJEKTION went on to release his first album “Beta Version World”. One of the first people to have faith in this project was none other than Johan Van Roy (SUICIDE COMMANDO), who released a track on his “Noise Terror 2” compilation in 2007.

Now, three years later, SADIZTIK INJEKTION releases an album that promises to have a similar impact on the scene as HOCICO’s “Odio Bajo El Alma” back in 1997. Hard and harsh distorted beats, violent vocals, heavy and dark synthlines, atmospheric dark pad and rhythmic basslines are the ingredients for “Global Genocide”, most probably the first ever dark electro album to come out from a country that has not really been on the map of harsh electro so far!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Mechanical Word’s Chaos (click to listen)
02. Cyber Terror (click to listen)
03. Violence Embrace (click to listen)
04. Ultimate Torment (click to listen)
05. Realize the Suicide (click to listen)
06. Parasite (click to listen)
07. Global Genocide (click to listen)
08. Near Apocalypse (click to listen)
09. Conspiracy (click to listen)
10. Beta Version World (click to listen)


Record Label
Advoxya Records


Release Date
3rd May 2010

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Total Pain Kollapz Survive the Everyday £12.00
Review
The Zombie EBM sound is back!

The personal anger management project TOTAL PAIN KOLLAPZ from Sweden is back with a second release. Following on from the debut album “Hell Is Not Heaven” released by the US label Hypervoxx records in 2007, Mr Pettersson gives us the brand new “Survive the Everyday”. Harsh, cold, chilling EBM from the inside of his brain lets him release the rage and frustration of daily life through music. The new album contains fifteen new songs and remixes inculding the dark underground hit “Where Are U” in a new club mix . The sound is dark and hard with a monotonous beat that would fit nicely in any horror movie as well as in any club. So let’s be fascinated by the TPK experience, or just dance our asses off to this awesome new album from this dark swede.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. This World (click to listen)
02. Let Me Die (click to listen)
03. I.H.M.S. (click to listen)
04. Where Are U (2009 Club Mix) (click to listen)
05. Locked (click to listen)
06. The Sinner’s Last Wish (click to listen)
07. In You Face (click to listen)
08. Warzone (click to listen)
09. Survive the Everyday (click to listen)
10. Scum (click to listen)
11. Evil Inside (U 2 Blame) (click to listen)
12. The Conversation (click to listen)
13. Stay (click to listen)
14. March of the Dead (Fishstick Happy Pill Mix) (click to listen)
15. The Sinner’s Last Wish (Death Under Siege Mix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Advoxya Records


Release Date
26th May 2010

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Leaether Strip Mental Slavery £14.75
Review
“Mental Slavery” is without a doubt the most open and club-oriented album from LEÆTHER STRIP since Claus Larsen’s return to the forefront of the electronic scene. This masterfully delivered, angry and upbeat release deals with the mental distortions triggered by our world made of fear, pain and anger. A concept perfectly captured in the album art by the talented American artist Evi Numen.

This emotional violence is translated into a roller-coaster collection of EBM songs constructed around powerful electronic sequences, punishing beats and brutal harsh vocals (as evidenced in tracks like “Turmoil”, “Your God Has Left You Tonight”, “No Entry No Exit”, “Battle Mind”, etc.) And to avoid making this dark album sound too claustrophobic and intricate, Larsen has added a little touch of experimentation through a couple of more intimate songs (“Invade My Body” or “The Bears Aren’t Sleeping Tonight”) and other slower, more moody tracks (“We Built the Walls”, the poignant “Slow”, the carrying “Dead Soil” and the grandiose yet dreamy “Abscido”) which all together reinforce the richness of this chef d’oeuvre.

Also noticeable is the evident inspiration of the classics in the likes of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Chopin’s “Funeral March” or songs like the pearl “My Shadow Is Your Home” and even “My Funeral”. There is also the splendid collaboration with ANDI SEX GANG who offers the perfect vocal duet to “What Have I done”, plus an acoustic version of “Songs for Pia” by I:SCINTILLA’s Jim Cookas…

“Mental Slavery” is bound to become a milestone in LEÆTHER STRIP’s prolific career, gathering in a way the best elements that have made the band’s career a success to date, but also opening new directions and exploring new grounds, reminding us of how unpredictable our favorite Danish multi-talented artist can be.


Format
2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Introvert (click to listen)
02. Turmoil (Fuel for Fascism) (click to listen)
03. My Shadow Is Your Home (click to listen)
04. I Feel Human (click to listen)
05. State of Mind Control (click to listen)
06. Invade My Body (click to listen)
07. Out There (click to listen)
08. Abusive (click to listen)
09. Your God Has Left You Tonight (click to listen)
10. Closer to the Pulse Beat (click to listen)
11. It’s the End (click to listen)
12. No Entry No Exit (click to listen)
13. Thirty-Seven Point One (click to listen)
14. Strobe Lights (click to listen)
15. Frankfurt Noir (click to listen)
16. Invade My Body (Bær Body Music Mix) (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. Grab It Now (click to listen)
02. We Build the Walls (click to listen)
03. Slow (click to listen)
04. Battle Mind (click to listen)
05. Dead Soil (click to listen)
06. Song for Pia (click to listen)
07. What Have I done? (featuring ANDI SEX GANG) (click to listen)
08. H. C. Ørsted (click to listen)
09. Out There (Tunguska Version) (click to listen)
10. My Funeral (click to listen)
11. I Watch You Fall (click to listen)
12. Abscido (click to listen)
13. Song for Pia (Acoustic Version featuring JIM COOKAS) (click to listen)
14. The Bears Aren’t Sleeping Tonight (Dance Mix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Alfa Matrix


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Kant Kino We Are Kant Kino – You Are Too £23.75
Review
It is with their strong live shows, a bunch of ear-catching compilation appearances and some astounding remix work that KANT KINO have managed to create a shockwave on the EBM scene! The wait is now over and Alfa Matrix’s new Norwegian signing are ready to deliver their debut album, “We Are Kant Kino – You Are Not” straight to your sound system…

Named after a SIMPLE MINDS tune and a Berlin theatre, KANT KINO paint soundscapes based on interpretations of observed themes in everyday life, from philosophy to reality, from happiness to disaster. The Norwegian duo find their inspiration in old-school EBM and acknowledge influences from FRONT 242, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, LEÆTHER STRIP, SKINNY PUPPY and even BORGHESIA and à;GRUMH… KANT KINO also inject the distorted force of the 90s dark elektro genre and the club appeal of the 21st century Techno Body Music movement into their strong 80s EBM roots to render dark body music with distorted vocals and a strong sense for melody.

Expect hard-hitting beats, an orgy of sample manipulations, aggressive vocals and lush melodic sounds. A fresh combination of modern electronics with classic EBM and the matchless Norwegian seal of quality!

This deluxe carton box edition includes the exclusive fourteen-track bonus album “we Are Kant Kino – You Are Too” featuring thirteen remixes, in a vast variety of styles:, many of the KANT KINO tracks have been manipulated almost into completely new tunes. Ranging from beautiful electro pop and electronica, to lots of hard-hitting classic- and modern-sounding EBM and TBM remixes, from artists including LEÆTHER STRIP, IMPLANT, IONIC VISION, AMGOD, FREAKANGEL and TRAKKTOR. It also features an eclectic collection of remixes and rare appearances from some of Norway’s finest electro acts: AGREGAT, ANSTALT, ESSENCE OF MIND, INDUSTRIAL HEADS, SUBSTATE, BARIUZ and DJ ELECTHIS. And the cherry on the cake? as a fourteenth bonus track, a stomping cover of NITZER EBB’s “Control I’m Here”…


Format
Limited 2CD Box Set


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. We Are Kant Kino (click to listen)
02. Firebrigade (click to listen)
03. Submissive Nation (click to listen)
04. Invisible Tears (click to listen)
05. Stille! (click to listen)
06. Owner of This House (click to listen)
07. Red Rain (click to listen)
08. Forgotten Faces (click to listen)
09. Soulfood (click to listen)
10. You Gave Me Nothing (click to listen)
11. This Is Why (click to listen)
12. Tales (click to listen)
Bonus Track:
13. Fight! (KANK KINO vs AMGOD Wax Off Remix) (click to listen)

Disc 2 (Only available with the deluxe 2CD box set):-
01. Red Rain (Pervesion for Profit Mix by AGREGAT) (click to listen)
02. Soulfood (BARIUZ Remix) (click to listen)
03. Red Rain (Poring Nails Remix by IMPLANT) (click to listen)
04. Stille! (LEÆTHER STRIP Remix) (click to listen)
05. Soulfood (ELECTHIS! Remix) (click to listen)
06. Red Rain (IONIC VISION on Speed) (click to listen)
07. Forgotten Faces (FREAKANGEL Remix) (click to listen)
08. Stille! (INDUSTRIAL HEADS Remix) (click to listen)
09. Forgotten Faces (ANSTALT Remix) (click to listen)
10. Stille (AMDGOD Remix) (click to listen)
11. Red Rain (ESSENCE OF MIND Remix) (click to listen)
12. Soulfood (SUBSTATE Remix) (click to listen)
13. Forgotten Faces (Remix by TRAKKTOR) (click to listen)
14. Control I’m Here (click to listen)


Record Label
Alfa Matrix


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Freakangel The Faults of Humanity + Humanity by De-Fault £23.75
Review
Voted ‘best up and coming act’ by over 700 DJs during a contest organized by Alfa Matrix, FREAKANGEL from Tallinn, Estonia, joined the label army and started completing their frontal dancefloor attack debut, mixed and engineered in Germany in the renowned X-FUSION Music Production Studio (NOISUF-X, X-FUSION, SUICIDE COMMANDO, etc).

FREAKANGEL is a mixture of aggrotech, industrial and dark electro, with a touch of alternative rock. Benefiting from the members’ astounding experience (Dmitry I – brain behind SUICIDAL ROMANCE, fr0zen – frontman of CYCLONE B, Art – ex-KAMALOKA guitarist), FREAKANGEL are ready to rock the elektro world with their unique exploding sonic cocktail…

With “The Faults of Humanity”, FREAKANGEL protest against politics and criticize religion and our money-minded society. It’s an album about all of us… how brain-dead we act in this dying world of ours, how we have lost faith in ourselves and how we prefer to believe in television nonsense and pseudo-Gods. Humans sold their fate and traded love for sex on drugs, humans are the mistake of our world, the error to delete and eradicate. With their provocative attitude, FREAKANGEL are closing in, coming your way to disturb you, shock you, shake your senses, trigger hate and get your body moving. Welcome to their world. Don’t be afraid of the monsters hiding under your bed – be afraid of FREAKANGEL!

This 2CD deluxe carton box edition contains the exclusive thirteen-track bonus album “Humanity by De-Fault” featuring the remix work of artists like PSY’AVIAH, C-LEKKTOR, SHIV-R, KANT KINO and CENTHRON.


Format
Limited 2CD Box Set


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “The Faults of Humanity”:-
01. Frailty (click to listen)
02. Gods Blind Game (click to listen)
03. My Darling Bullet (click to listen)
04. Crawling in the Dark (click to listen)
05. The Last White Dance (click to listen)
06. Curse. Forgive. Kill. Cure. (click to listen)
07. Together Against It (click to listen)
08. It’s Not a Lovesong (click to listen)
09. Price For All of Us (click to listen)
10. Under Code (click to listen)
11. Finale (click to listen)

Disc 2 “Humanity by De-Fault” (Only available with the deluxe 2CD box set):-
01. Together Against It (PSY’AVIAH Rendition) (click to listen)
02. The Lst White Dance (AD INFERNA Remix) (click to listen)
03. Crawling in the Dark (C-LEKKTOR Remix) (click to listen)
04. My Darling Bullet (ANGELS ON ACID Remix) (click to listen)
05. Together Against It (SHIV-R Remix) (click to listen)
06. The Last White Dance (GOTHIKA Remix) (click to listen)
07. Crawling in the Dark (DOLLS OF PAIN Remix) (click to listen)
08. My Darling Bullet (MOMMY HURT MY HEAD Remix) (click to listen)
09. Together Against It (THE TWILIGHT GARDEN Remix) (click to listen)
10. The Last White Dance (CENTHRON Remix) (click to listen)
11. Crawling in the Dark (KANT KINO Remix) (click to listen)
12. My Darling Bullet (2 BULLET Remix) (click to listen)
13. Together Against It (DE-SOURCE Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Alfa Matrix


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Mika Goedrijk Looking-Glass World £12.75
Review
One year after “Pellicules”, MIKA GOEDRIJK (THIS MORN’ OMINA/POW(D)ER PUSSY) presents the next aural view of his inner self with “Looking-Glass World”. Musically, the conceptual shift into the world of ambient IBM sounds is evident. Well-placed patterns enriched with mellow guitar slides (“Dead Air”), melancholic piano lines (“At the 11th Hour”), a distinctive (nearly) APHEX-TWIN synth (“White Sand Semantics”), archaic trumpet calls (“Lost Decade”), pounding breakbeats with pulsing sub-bass (“Rusty Swiss Army Knife”, “Le Grand Mal”), make this release a fascinating blend of contemporary electronic tones. “Looking-Glass World” is an album of otherworldly ambience entwined with a blend of acoustic sounds and sheets of sequenced patterns. A highly aesthetic sonic universe, where moods and mastery melt into warm, repetitive arrangements. Have a look into the looking-glass world.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Vanilla Flavoured Thorazine (click to listen)
02. Broken Toys on a Hill (click to listen)
03. Dead Air (click to listen)
04. At the 11th Hour (click to listen)
05. White Sand Semantics (click to listen)
06. Quiet Plan (click to listen)
07. Thistledown (click to listen)
08. Lost Decade (click to listen)
09. Dangling from Rooftops (click to listen)
10. Draussen im Grünen (click to listen)
11. Rusty Swiss Army Knife (click to listen)
12. Le Grand Mal (click to listen)


Record Label
Ant-Zen


Release Date
16th Jun 2010

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Marc Almond Varieté £15.50
Review
MARC ALMOND’s first studio album of original self-written material for 10 years! “Varieté” is both a dramatic celebration in song of the thwarted glamour of the fag-end of the showbusiness of yesteryear, and a brave and revealing body of autobiographical songs. MARC ALMOND’s unique artistic sensibility has sustained a thirty year chart career in which time his albums and critically acclaimed live performances have amassed a large and loyal international fanbase. A fanbase who will ensure a healthy chart placing for this all new concept album. The limited edition of the album comes with a bonus acoustic CD of all-new MARC ALMOND compostions from the “Varieté” sessions.


Format
Limited 2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. (Intro) (click to listen)
02. Bread and Circus (click to listen)
03. Nijinsky Heart (click to listen)
04. The Exhibitionist (click to listen)
05. The Trials of Eyeliner (click to listen)
06. Lavender (click to listen)
07. Soho So Long (click to listen)
08. Unloveable (click to listen)
09. Sandboy (click to listen)
10. It’s All Going On (click to listen)
11. Variety (click to listen)
12. Cabaret Clown (click to listen)
13. My Madness and I (click to listen)
14. But Not Today (click to listen)
15. Swan Song (click to listen)
16. Sin Song (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. My Evil Twin
02. A Lonely One
03. Cat Dancer
04. Criminal Lover
05. I Am No One
06. Smoke
07. Kiss the Ghost (Goodbye)


Record Label
SFE


Release Date
7th Jun 2010

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Various Artists Pagan Folk and Apocalyptic Psychedelia Vol. 2 £6.75
Review
The second volume of this sampler, released especially for the WGT Leipzig. Again, this full-length CD features new tracks from most Steinklang neofolk – and similar artists. Essential!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. STORMFÅGEL – Håll-lågan-klar! (click to listen)
02. FRÄKMÜNDT – Wörmer (click to listen)
03. STURMPERCHT – Die Teufelsgeiger (click to listen)
04. ALLERSEELEN – Wo Ist das Leben (click to listen)
05. WAPPENBUND – Licht Ist Leben II (click to listen)
06. VINTERRIKET – Seelenleere (click to listen)
07. BIRCH BOOK – Feet of Clay (click to listen)
08. DÂNNÂGÔISCHD – Waldfuir (click to listen)
09. LARRNAKH – Delictum (click to listen)
10. MOON FAR AWAY – Deus Amet Puellam (click to listen)
11. URUK-HAI – …Does Not Glitter (click to listen)
12. ATOMTRAKT – Blut und Erde (click to listen)
13. HREFNESHOLT – Hexnfeia (click to listen)
14. IRIJ – Vasilisa (click to listen)
15. JÄNNERWEIN – Jede Stunde (click to listen)
16. PHASE II – Sweet Lady Fair (click to listen)
17. MIEL NOIR – Honiggöttin (click to listen)
18. LE TESTAMENT DE LA LUMÍÈRE – Retaliation (click to listen)
19. DEAD MAN’S HILL – The Curse (click to listen)


Record Label
Steinklang


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Memmaker How to Enlist in a Robot Uprising [Deluxe Edition] £15.75
Review
MEMMAKER is the alter-ego of Montreal-based ISZOLOSCOPE, the brain-child of Yann Faussurier and Guillaume Nadon whose interest in EBM, noise, and industrial led to the inception of this project in 2004. After several live gigs and festival appearances and a couple demos, the band caught the attention of the now-defunct Hive Records and released “How to Enlist in a Robot Uprising” to much popular acclaim. The album quickly went out of print, and in 2010 Artoffact Records signed MEMMAKER to release an updated Deluxe Edition of the band’s debut release. This Deluxe Edition comes with extra tracks that never made it on to the first edition, as well as a full-length bonus CD featuring remixes by ROTERSAND, XOTOX, FRACTURED, CERVELLO ELETTRONICO, STENDECK, LIAR’S ROSEBUSCH and other fine electronic artists.

The album has totally remastered and sports new cover art. MEMMAKER are with out a doubt one of the new breed of electronic aritsts making harsh electronic dance music, and this album is the perfect expression of that dark, driving energy.


Format
2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “How to Enlist in a Robot Uprising”:-
01. Prophecy (click to listen)
02. Ascent (click to listen)
03. Death Audio Blow Your Brains (click to listen)
04. Sneaking Through the Totalitarian Filter (click to listen)
05. Death Comes (Sale Traître) (click to listen)
06. Get Your Ass to Mars (click to listen)
07. Robot Buzz (click to listen)
08. Energon3 (click to listen)
09. The Cydonia Complex (click to listen)
10. Insomnia (click to listen)
11. Deception (click to listen)
12. København Robotic Youth (click to listen)
13. Exodus Maximus (click to listen)

Disc 2 “How to Remix a Robot Uprising”:-
01. Insomnia (remixed by STENDECK) (click to listen)
02. Death Comes (remixed by AUTODAFEH) (click to listen)
03. Prophecy (remixed by LIAR’S ROSEBUSH) (click to listen)
04. Death Comes (remixed by ROTERSAND) (click to listen)
05. Sneaking Through the Totalitarian Filter (remixed by XOTOX) (click to listen)
06. Ascent (remixed by FRACTURED) (click to listen)
07. Robot Buzz (remixed by CERVELLO ELETTRONICO) (click to listen)
08. Energon3 (remixed by STUDIO-X) (click to listen)
09. Insomnia (remixed by NORAD) (click to listen)
10. Beware of Memmaker (by FAMINE featuring IT-CLINGS) (click to listen)


Record Label
Artoffact


Release Date
8th Jun 2010

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Din A Tod The Sound Of Crash £12.01
Review
Berlin based minimal Electro band Din A Tod finally release their first long play album “The Sound Of Crash” : An intelligent examination of the themes of power and hysteria and a constant trip across all possible boundaries – a highly addictive and versatile collection of music that will feel at home in any club. Din A Tod display an enormous musical bandwidth from minimalist dance floor burners such as “Creation Crucifixion” that mingle the laconic coolness of the early 80’s with a beat-box-heavy song frame that has been stripped down to the bone, via Pop-infused Electro Clash tunes like “Carol’s Fascination” or “Tragic Blue”, to epic EBM-monsters like “Ephedrine Logic”. Cunningly, the band interweave elements of Electro Clash, New Wave, Minimal Electro and EBM into a tight net of atmospheric sounds.

“The Sound Of Crash” has that kind of very peculiar and distinctive feel that many of today’s glossy Pop productions are direly lacking. Din A Tod stand for subversive and intelligent club music…


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Sound Of Crash (click to listen)
02. Ephedrine Logic (click to listen)
03. Jean Sans Peur (click to listen)
04. Carol’s Fascination (click to listen)
05. Creation Crucifixion (click to listen)
06. Tragic Blue (click to listen)
07. Time Made Dogs Of Us (click to listen)
08. Living Dead (click to listen)
09. Friedberg (click to listen)
10. Buildings ( Babylon Rebuilt ) (click to listen)
11. Margarita (click to listen)
12. Living Dead ( Demo Version ) (click to listen)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
9th Nov 2007

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Zeraphine Whiteout Fan Edition £19.25
Review
One of the most successful German alternative gothic acts returns after four years of silence! Their new album “Whiteout” is an incredibly strong, multi-faceted and rich release. With their fifth studio album, the Berlin-based band deliver twelve new tracks of memorable melodies, catchy hooklines and harmonic atmospheres. More harmonic, more elaborate, more catchy – simply better than ever before, “Whiteout” has all ingredients to catapult ZERAPHINE back to where they belonged for years: the top of the international gothic scene.

This limited ‘Fan Edition’ of the album comes in a six-panel digipak, including a special sixteen-page booklet and a bonus DVD with around 56 minutes of playing time. The DVD features two NEW videoclips for the songs “Out of Sight” and “Out of the Void”, four live tracks recorded at Blackfield Festival 2009, plus an interview with the band and studio impressions from the recording sessions for “Whiteout”.


Format
Limited CD+DVD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – CD:-
01. Erwachen (click to listen)
02. Lieber Allein (click to listen)
03. I Will Be There (click to listen)
04. Out of Sight (click to listen)
05. Tomorrows Morning (click to listen)
06. Louisa (click to listen)
07. Rain Falls (click to listen)
08. Waiting for the Day to End (click to listen)
09. Du Fragst Nicht Mehr (click to listen)
10. The Stream (click to listen)
11. Remaining Desires (click to listen)
12. Whiteout (click to listen)

Disc 2 – DVD:-
01. Out of Sight
02. Out of the Void
03. Louisa
04. I Will Be There
05. Still
06. Inside Your Arms


Record Label
BMG


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Various Artists Extreme Sundenfall Vol. 10 £12.75
Review
The bestselling compilation series from UpScene is back with its tenth volume. The tracklist has now been unveiled, and as usual, a lot of tracks or versions are EXCLUSIVE to this 2CD!


Format
2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. X-RX – Virus Infect (click to listen)
02. MASSIV IN MENSCH – Ikonoklast! (click to listen)
03. PARA NORMAL – Aparition (click to listen)
04. TERROR PUNK SYNDICATE – Dysmorphia (Epicentre Version) (click to listen)
05. ALPHA POINT – High Like the Angels (click to listen)
06. ART DEKO – The Fallen Man (click to listen)
07. DECODE – Fake Freedom (click to listen)
08. OUR BANSHEE – B2B (click to listen)
09. HERTZINFARKT – Wir Trauen Uns Was (click to listen)
10. KLANGSTABIL – Vertraut (click to listen)
11. MONDTRÄUME – Life Is Short (Sündenfall Edit Version) (click to listen)
12. BUZZ – So Kalt (click to listen)
13. CLICKS – This Is Jeopardy (click to listen)
14. HALO IN REVERSE – Modesty’s Failure (click to listen)
15. CESIUM 137 – Endure (click to listen)
16. LASTRAX – Evolution (Sündenfall Clubmix) (click to listen)
17. ANAMADIM – Mutation (Fredrik Croona on Vox) (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. KANT KINO – Red Rain (click to listen)
02. SAM – Corporate Violate (click to listen)
03. INCUBITE – Ich Hasse Dich (click to listen)
04. AUTOXIE – Abgrundtiefer Hass (click to listen)
05. SKYLIGHT GLARE – Electro Terrorism (click to listen)
06. DIE BRAUT – Cruxificado (click to listen)
07. ESC – Raiva (click to listen)
08. D-TOX – Fallen of Tomorrow (click to listen)
09. SCHWARZBLUT – Das Mandat (click to listen)
10. AUDIOFEVER – Construct Destruction (click to listen)
11. REACTOR 7X – Other Side (click to listen)
12. ELECTROXINE – Nightmare (click to listen)
13. THE TWILIGHT FREAKSHOW – Torn to Pieces (Let Me Eat Your Brain Mix) (click to listen)
14. DRAINED SCORN – Judas Is Pregnant (click to listen)
15. CONCRETE/RAGE – Prophecy (click to listen)
16. PROJECT X – Is This What You Wanted? (click to listen)


Record Label
UpScene


Release Date
18th Jun 2010

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TICKETS
KMFDM London (Sun 4th Jul 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
4th Jul 2010


Line Up
KMFDM
Inertia
SPCECO
AlterRed


Venue
O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS


Doors
6.30pm

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Infest 2010 Bradford, UK (27th-29th Aug 2010) £53.00
Promoter
Terminal Productions


Date
27th Aug 2010


Line Up
Project Pitchfork
Rotersand
De/Vision
Nachtmahr
[X]-Rx
Agonoize
Ayria
Patenbrigade: Wolff
Memmaker
Heimstatt Yipotash
Parralox
Northern Kind
Concrete Lung
Mandro1d


Additional Info

Please note that the price above INCLUDES a booking fee to cover processing costs.

Delivery Options:

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Venue
University of Bradford Student Union, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK


Doors
Friday 27th Aug – 8pm
Saturday 28th Aug – 3pm
Sunday 29th Aug – 3pm

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Front Line Assembly London (Tues 20th July 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Armalyte Industries / Tidal Concerts


Date
20th Jul 2010


Line Up
Front Line Assembly
Je$us Loves Amerika
Concrete Lung


Venue
O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS


Doors
7.00pm

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Summer Darkness 2010 Utrecht, Netherlands (13-15th August 2010) £62.50
Promoter
Summer Darkness


Date
13th Aug 2010


Line Up
From 13-15th August, the Summer Darkness Festival will take place in the heart of The Netherlands: the city of Utrecht. Only 20 minutes away from Amsterdam, this city has an unique gothic centre and a diversity of small clubs (max. capacity of 1,000 people) where And One, DAF, Leaetherstrip, Clan of Xymox, Amduscia and In Strict Confidence amongst others will play. A quick glance at this years line-up, plus the ones from previous years, will show Summer Darkness brings together a varied array of bands and genres today’s underground has to offer. Gothrock, retro-wave, gothic-metal, avant-garde, dark ambient, hellectro, medieval, neo-folk, EBM, darkwave, synthpop, industrial rock, futurepop, trash vogue, neo-classical or noise; take your pick, its all there.

Your ticket gives you admittance to music venues, film theatres, literature and science programmes at the University of Utrecht, fashion shows, classical music in churches, urban games, a gothic market, museums and unique crossover collaborations all around the city centre. The confirmed artists are listed below. Please check the Summer Darkness website for updates and scheduling.

And One | DAF | Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) | Leaetherstrip | Project Pitchfork | Clan of Xymox | In Strict Confidence | Grendel | Amduscia | W.A.S.T.E. | Spiritual Front | Nachtmahr | Alter Der Ruine | Diorama | Dive | Aesthetic Perfection | Faith & The Muse | Ianva | Orfeo | Bacio Di Tosca | Mono Amine | Jannerwein | Ball Noir | The Beauty of Gemina | Zwarte Poezie | Kelten Zonder Grenzen | Sopor Aeternus Cinema Obscure

More to be announced….


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and events from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010. Accommodation must be booked separately.


Venue
City Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands


Doors
8:00pm on 13th Aug 2010

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DAF London (Sat 27th Nov 2010) £24.50
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
27th Nov 2010


Line Up
DAF
Plus Special Guests


Additional Info
Exclusive UK Show


Venue
O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS


Doors
6.00pm

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Front Line Assembly Sheffield (Sun 18th Jul 2010) £14.50
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
18th Jul 2010


Line Up
Front Line Assembly
Plus Support


Additional Info
Heavy pounding beats, atmospheric strings, percolating melodies, dynamic synths and Bill Leeb’s trademark vocals couldn’t be fused together any tighter if you tried to do it at an atomic level.


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Fear Factory Sheffield (Wed 4th Aug 2010) £17.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
4th Aug 2010


Line Up

Special Bloodstock Warm-Up Show
Fear Factory
Beholder
Plus Support


Additional Info
FEAR FACTORY pioneered a combination of the styles death metal, groove metal, thrash metal and industrial metal. The resultant sound proved to be enormously influential on the metal scene from the mid-90s and onwards.


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Peter Murphy London (Thurs 5th Aug 2010) £20.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
5th Aug 2010


Line Up
Peter Murphy
Plus Support


Additional Info
50% Solo / 50% Bauhaus


Venue
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QP


Doors
7.00pm

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CombiChrist London (Wed 4th Aug 2010) £18.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
4th Aug 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
System:FX
Plus Support


Venue
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QP


Doors
7.00pm

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Gothic Festival Waregem, Belgium (16th-18th July 2010) £70.50
Promoter
The Black Cave


Date
16th Jul 2010


Line Up
From the 16th to 18th July once again The Black Cave presents the GOTHIC FESTIVAL in Waregem, Belgium. Featuring a top quality line-up across the Goth and Industrial genres, on two stages and across three days, there’s sure to be plenty of acts for everyone.

The final schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY 16TH OF JULY

Main-stage:

– COVENANT
– UMBRA ET IMAGO
– FUNKER VOGT
– THE HOUSE OF USHER
– WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW
– MILDREDA

Club-Stage:

– SEX GANG CHILDREN
– ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
– FADERHEAD
– TRIARII
– FGFC 820
– VOID OF SADNESS

SATURDAY 17TH OF JULY

Main-stage:

– SKINNY PUPPY
– FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
– ANNE MARIE HURST
– NOSFERATU
– TRIORE
– MILITIA

Club-Stage:

– IN THE NURSERY
– YELWORC
– DIVE
– ARCANA
– NARSILION
– SEVENTH HARMONIC

SUNDAY 18TH OF JULY

Main-stage:

– VNV NATION
– ALIEN SEX FIEND
– UNHEILIG
– RABIA SORDA
– STAR INDUSTRY
– VIC ANSELMO

Club-Stage:

– FAITH AND THE MUSE
– SPECTRA*PARIS
– THE EDEN HOUSE
– BETTINA KOSTER
– THE EXPLODING BOY
– ERATO

Please check the Gothic Festival website for updates, scheduling, location, accommodation, etc.


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and events from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July 2010. Accommodation must be booked separately.


Venue
Expo Waregem, Zuiderlaan 20, Waregem 8790, Belgium


Doors
16th July 2010 (Doors TBC)

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GothicFest 2010 Steenwijk, Netherlands (30th July 2010) £29.50
Promoter
GothicFest Netherlands


Date
30th Jul 2010


Line Up
At last, we have a serious gothic/EBM/industrial indoor festival in the north of the Netherlands. Just what you always wanted! It’s an air-conditioned indoor festival too, right next to the train station and has free parking!

GothicFest 2010 brings you a cracking line-up of, err, mainly industrial bands, with the usual market stalls, DJs, etc., on 30th July.

The final schedule is as follows:

– SKINNY PUPPY
– DAS ICH
– MINDLESS FAITH
– DESTROID
– MISERY
– ANGELSPIT
– THE CHAOS INDUSTRY
– CONTRAST
– DISMANTLED
– WE GOT THIS FAR

Please check the GothicFest 2010 website for updates, scheduling, location, accommodation, etc.


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and DJs. Accommodation must be booked separately.


Venue
The Meenthe, Stationsplein 1, 8331GM, Steenwijk, The Netherlands


Doors
30th July 2010 (Doors TBC)

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Peter Murphy Sheffield (Fri 6th Aug 2010) £20.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
6th Aug 2010


Line Up
Peter Murphy
Plus Support


Additional Info
50% Solo / 50% Bauhaus


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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DV8Fest 2010 York, UK (16th-18th July 2010) £52.00
Promoter
Deviational Media


Date
16th Jul 2010


Line Up
DV8Fest is the UK’s newest alternative festival, based within the historical city of York.

Held across multiple venues, the aim of the festival is both to showcase and inspire a variety of talents from the alternative subculture, as well as highlight the historical and darker side of York.

More than just a live music event, DV8Fest will also provide a stage for many of the other elements that enrich the alternative scene. Trade stands will allow festival-goers the opportunity to enjoy other creative talents, and the addition of a second stage within The Duchess will host the best of the UK’s burlesque and sideshow performers.

See DV8Fest website for venue map.

Artists

Wayne Hussey
Faderhead
Noisuf-X
Gene Loves Jezebel
The Eden House
Modulate
Nosferatu
Deviant UK
Inkubus Sukkubus
Ed Tudor-Pole
Develish Presley
Zombina and the Skeletones
Vendemmian
Goteki
Prententious, Moi?
Pink Hearse
tenek
Eureka Machines
Romance
V2A
Screaming Banshee Aircrew
Skinjob
Grooving in Green
Rhombus
UFX
Kommand+Kontrol
Surf Sluts
Death by Rock ‘n’ Roll Featuring Joolz
Pro-jekt
Zeitgeist Zero
The Ladder
Luxury Stranger
New York Alcoholic Anxiety Attack
Digicore
Legion
X-Ray Cat Trio
Cemetry Girls
Flesh Eating Foundation
Glass
Wrapped in Plastic
Berlin Black
Senton Bombs
A-FX

See DV8Fest website for full schedule


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and DJs. Accommodation must be booked separately.

Please note that the price above INCLUDES a booking fee to cover processing costs.

Delivery Options:

Customers must choose Recorded Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (outside the UK), due to the high value of the tickets.


Venue
York, UK


Doors
Friday 16th Jul – TBC

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CombiChrist Nottingham (Sat 31st Jul 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
31st Jul 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Rabia Sorda
Angelspit
Plus support


Venue
Rock City (Rescue Rooms), Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5JT


Doors
6.00pm

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CombiChrist Birmingham (Sun 1st Aug 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
1st Aug 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Rabia Sorda
Dismantled
Deadfilmstar


Venue
Eddie’s Rock Club, Gough Street, Birmingham B1 1HN


Doors
7.00pm

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CombiChrist Manchester (Mon 2nd Aug 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
2nd Aug 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Rabia Sorda
Deadfilmstar
The Ladder


Venue
Moho, Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LN


Doors
7.00pm

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CombiChrist Bristol (Tues 3rd Aug 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
3rd Aug 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Rabia Sorda
Deadfilmstar
Jagged


Venue
Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, Bristol BS1 6QF


Doors
7.00pm

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CombiChrist Newcastle Upon Tyne (Wed 28th Jul 2010) £17.00
Promoter
TWF Magazine


Date
28th Jul 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Rabia Sorda
Dismantled


Venue
Legends, 77 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EF


Doors
7.00pm

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Sarah Jezebel Deva Newcastle Upon Tyne (Mon 26th Jul 2010) £7.50
Promoter
TWF Magazine


Date
26th Jul 2010


Line Up
Sarah Jezebel Deva
The Dead Lay Waiting
Convolution


Venue
Trillians, Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ER


Doors
7.00pm

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The Eden House London (Sun 15th Aug 2010) £12.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
15th Aug 2010


Line Up
The Eden House
Plus supports


Additional Info
The Gothic Supergroup Returns


Venue
Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AB


Doors
7.00pm

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Punish Yourself / Deadcell Birmingham (Fri 30th Jul 2010) £12.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
30th Jul 2010


Line Up
Punish Yourself [FR]
Deadcell [NL]
Deadfilmstar
Wrapped in Plastic


Additional Info
A Unique Double Headliner UK Tour 2010


Venue
Eddie’s Rock Club, Gough Street, Birmingham B1 1HN


Doors
7.00pm

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Punish Yourself / Deadcell Manchester (Thur 29th Jul 2010) £12.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
29th Jul 2010


Line Up
Punish Yourself [FR]
Deadcell [NL]
Kid Voodoo


Additional Info
A Unique Double Headliner UK Tour 2010


Venue
Satans Hollow, 101 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD


Doors
7.00pm

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Punish Yourself / Deadcell London (Sat 31st Jul 2010) £12.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
31st Jul 2010


Line Up
Punish Yourself [FR]
Deadcell [NL]
I Nation
Zeropunk


Additional Info
A Unique Double Headliner UK Tour 2010


Venue
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ


Doors
7.00pm

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Faderhead Sheffield (Sat 6th Nov 2010) £12.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
6th Nov 2010


Line Up
Faderhead
Plus support


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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MNS TOP 10 SELLERS
Front Line Assembly Improvised Electronic Device £12.50
Format
CD


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
26th Jun 2010

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Ashbury Heights Take Cair Paramour £16.25
Format
Limited 2CD Digipak


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Hocico Dog Eat Dog £6.75
Format
Limited MCD


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Project Pitchfork Continuum Ride Collector’s Set (T-shirt XXXL) £40.00
Format
Limited 2CD+DVD+Book+T-shirt


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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[X]-Rx Update 3.0 £12.00
Format
CD


Record Label
Pro Noize


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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S.A.M Brainwasher £12.75
Format
Limited CD Digipak


Record Label
Pro Noize


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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Project Pitchfork Continuum Ride £29.00
Format
Limited 2CD+DVD+Book


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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Kirlian Camera Not of This World £21.25
Format
Limited 3CD Box Set


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Spectra*Paris License to Kill £16.25
Format
CD+DVD


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Hocico Dog Eat Dog £12.00
Format
Limited 7″ Vinyl


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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ARBOR 115LP ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER: Zones Without People LP (ARBOR 115LP) 13.00
2010 repress. “Daniel Lopatin’s Oneohtrix Point Never represents a rift in time; an isolationist expedition into the archaeology of sound that utilizes the analog polysynth as a means of organic creation. Zones Without People is the second record in the OPN trilogy; acting as a bridge between the drifting, nebulous landscapes of Betrayed in The Octagon and the finely detailed sound sculpture of Lopatin’s present work. An exercise in ‘in between-ness’: reconciling noise and melodicism, drone stasis and the transience of concrète, and the amorphous zone between 70s Kraut synth music and 80s techno. Arpeggios and sequencers play a key role in this amalgamation, as these forms of repetition create an attachment to a certain sentiment neither human nor machine. The record reflects this transformation; the A Side has distinct emotional flourishes, while the majority of the B Side seems to be overtaken in cold, mechanized melodies; attempts at teaching a machine to feel. The final track, ‘Hyperdawn,’ is a solution to these two disparate modes of interpreting stimuli: a pure union of veins and patch cables. Pro printed cardboard sleeves with pro printed labels and an insert by Christelle Gualdi.”
ART FAG
AF 007EP BEST COAST: Sun Was High (So Was I) 7″ (AF 007EP) 7.00
“Solid orange vinyl edition. Best Coast has been featured in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times in addition to numerous print publications.” “From Best Coast to Dum Dum Girls to the Pains of Being Pure at Heart to Vivian Girls to Strange Boys and beyond, pop is ascendant once again, especially the sort with debts to clean-cut ’50s rock and girl-group pop and soul.” — New York Times.
AF 008EP INTERNET FOREVER: Break Bones/3D 7″ (AF 008EP) 7.00
“Internet Forever is a band from the UK. Edition of 500. Two songs, ‘Break Bones’ and ‘3D’ on 500 black records with a download card. The artwork was designed by Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls.” “The cute, late-’80s precursor to indie rock, twee was precious and raucous, poor fidelity and rich in whimsy. Now bands like Internet Forever are channeling its precocious spirit into songs that are as sweet and fuzzy as peaches bathing in a sea of kittens on a planet made of marshmallow.” — The Fader
B-MUSIC
BMS 027CD VA: Cloud Cuckooland CD (BMS 027CD) 15.50
Rare prog rock from Ihre Kinder, Out Of Focus and Armageddon; proto-electronica from Sam Spence and Deuter; and rare music from the films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. “Eckart Rahn is an untainted music lover in the purest sense. The original Kuckuck label founder came from a non-musical background in an obscure village in Germany with no money, few career prospects and little outlets for his creative energy. Sharing a common psyche with most young Germans after the Second World War, Rahn was literally starting from scratch, inventing his future with a blank canvas and taking risks with nothing to lose. The humble beginnings of the founder of one of the longest running European independents were simple – when he eventually heard music he fell in love with it and dedicated his life to it. A man in charge of his own destiny, from this point on, Eckart Rahn was only ever going to be his own boss. The ideologies of rebellion, rule breaking and risk taking, which would provide the foundation for the German rock explosion affectionately known as krautrock, were sewn into Rahn’s DNA from the outset. When Eckart first heard a Blue Note recording of Sonny Rollins, Live At The Village Vanguard, he immediately spent his only money on the record with hope that he would soon be able to afford a record player to play the damn thing on. This unique approach to life would later lead Rahn through his career in the music industry taking gambles on forward thinking artists in the hope that the record buying public would eventually catch up. Christened with the German word for the cuckoo bird, the label was titled in reference to the way that Rahn would lay musical eggs under an unassuming parent company like the feathered brood parasite. Combining three key elements Rahn worked alongside two other collaborative forces to get Kuckuck off the ground. With himself taking care of A&R and contractual paperwork, he enlisted the services of American DJ and record producer Mike Sondeck who would bring American electronic composer Sam Spence to the label along with his imported Moog synthesisers (paid for by The American National Football League). Rahn would also share the company with a stylish design and advertising company from Munich called ConceptData who would supply Kuckuck’s indelible graphic styling – exemplified by its cuckoo logo and typeface and their unmistakable record labels. Most of the music you will hear on this compilation is from the pre-1974 period, which is in no way intended to paint the full Kuckuck picture. This compilation intends to focus on Kuckuck’s prog rock years that would be filed under the kosmiche or Krautrock banner. You might spot that some early artists that might be filed under blues rock, pop or SSW are not included here but should be explored on their own merit or as a piece of the full picture puzzle – a jigsaw that won’t be complete until Mr. Rahn decides to take the key out of the cuckoo clock for good.”
BE AS ONE (ISRAEL)
BAO 024EP PATCH PARK: Oddity 12″ (BAO 024EP) 12.00
Patch Park is no stranger to Be As One, and now it’s time for “Oddity” to ignite the floors, a masterpiece from Patch, delivering it in Be As One style. With a groovy techno bass line and freaky ’90s sounds, Patch Park is breaking the market again with another summer anthem. Swiss techno lord Deetron makes his second appearance on Be As One with his remix of Patch’s original. Techno for the morning — druggy and twisted.
BLACKEST RAINBOW RECORDS (UK)
BRR 166LP SYLVESTER ANFANG II: Commune Cassetten LP (BRR 166LP) 19.00
Second pressing on heavyweight pink vinyl. “A new slab of wax of tranced out psychotic psychedelic-ness from the occult loving Belgium-based clan. This new incarnation being Sylvester Anfang II (as opposed to Silvester Anfang) reached a new level of sheer awesomeness in 2009 with the incredible double LP on Aurora Borealis; on Commume Cassetten they continue their bizarre trip into the darker — but somehow super psychedelic — realm of the occult obsessed mind. There’s a real fucked up Krautrock boogie vibe throughout, but retaining some of the doomed funeral folk qualities of the original Anfang guise, as well as some loose as hell, total stoned-out ritualistic baked grooves. The LP comes housed in a techni-colour collaged artwork with a black and white image of a lady, which we can presume is a witch, with a dagger and chalice… a sleeve that really sums up the music enclosed. The sleeves are pro-printed and wrap around the deep pink heavyweight wax which has some sweet full colour labels. This is one hell of a 40 minute trip.”
BLAST FIRST PETITE (UK)
PTYT 019EP PEACHES/EFFI BRIEST/ALAN VEGA: Jonny/Universe/No Tomorrow 10″ (PTYT 019EP) 14.50
Blast First Petite continues to celebrate Alan Vega’s 70th birthday with three Vega tracks, including one by the man himself. Peaches strips it back to the bone. Buffs it up. Pops an upper wearing a come-hither knife smile. A symphony in 121 seconds. Effi Briest: a sextet of nu-American female power souls summoning the sound spirit of the Triple Goddess. (En)Chanted voices re-encode half-heard street mutterings. Hypnagogic mellow-trons swathe summer solar breezes. Provocative cover art by Cary Kwok. A limited edition of 1,500.
PTYT 027EP FRIDAY & DAVE BALL/THOMAS BRINKMANN/ALAN VEGA, GAVIN: Ghostrider 10″ (PTYT 027EP) 14.50
Blast First Petite continues to celebrate Alan Vega’s 70th birthday. Mr. Gavin Friday, solo artist, one-time singer with The Virgin Prunes in this unique collaboration with David Ball, the musical maverick of Soft Cell & The Grid, present a specially recorded, subtly re-coded, poptastic dancefloor shudder-fest version of Suicide’s “Ghostrider.” Thomas Brinkmann’s 2005 dancefloor twitch-out is teleported in to crash his own party. “Puss On Tha Time Warp” sees Vega speed-dialing up car radio statics with a jazz break. Cover art by Alan Vega in a limited edition of 1,000.
PTYT 045CD PAN SONIC: Gravitoni CD (PTYT 045CD) 17.00
Pan Sonic is Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen. All hail the unsmiling Finns. “After this, Pan Sonic goes into deep freeze,” says Vainio, in one of his more loquacious moments. Eleven tracks of their trademark warm, deep, muscular sound that acts as a personal trainer to your speaker cones. Gravitoni is their seventh son born as a duo since 1995. No live shows whatsoever are planned to celebrate their 15-year run at the forefront of expanding the electronic music scene (although Ilpo would still like to play in Africa someday soon). Comes with a 16-page booklet of photographs.
BLOSSOMING NOISE
BN 047CS MERZBOW: Collection 4 Cassette (BN 047CS) 9.00
“Early Merzbow works featuring Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. Recorded and mixed at Gap Works, Tokyo on 16 June, 1981. Remixed by Masami Akita at Lowest Music & Arts Studio, Tokyo. Remastered from original master tape January 2010. Originally Released on Lowest Music & Arts 1982. Edition of 150.”
BN 048CS MERZBOW: Collection 5 Cassette (BN 048CS) 9.00
“Early Merzbow works featuring Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. Recorded and mixed at Gap Works, Tokyo on 16 June, 1981. Remixed by Masami Akita at Lowest Music & Arts Studio, Tokyo. Remastered from original master tape January 2010. Originally Released on Lowest Music & Arts 1982. Edition of 150.”
BN 049CS MERZBOW: Normal Music Cassette (BN 049CS) 9.00
“Early Merzbow works featuring Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. Recorded and mixed at various studios in 1982. Remixed by Masami Akita at Lowest Music & Arts Studio, Tokyo. Remastered from original master tape January 2010. Originally Released on Lowest Music & Arts 1982. Edition of 150.”
BN 050CS MERZBOW: Flesh Metal Orgasm Cassette (BN 050CS) 9.00
“Recorded Live at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo, September 1988. Remastered from original master tape January 2010. Originally Released on ZSF Produkt in 1988. Edition of 150.”
BN 051CS KAPOTTE MUZIEK: Twenty Five 10 CASSETTE BOX (BN 051CS) 85.00
“October 1st 2009 marked the 25th anniversary of seminal Dutch experimental group Kapotte Muziek (Broken Music). We are proud to present Twenty Five, a 10 cassette collection featuring over 11 hours of Kapotte Muziek’s recorded history. Professionally duplicated on high quality chrome tape, housed in custom branded wooden boxes with letterpress insert on handmade imported paper, & signed and assembled art slides numbered by Frans De Waard. Edition of 100 numbered copies.”
BOXER RECORDINGS (GERMANY)
BOXER 079EP PIG&DAN: On A Train 12″ (BOXER 079EP) 12.00
Pig&Dan bring the summer to the dancefloor with a heavy drumbeat. As if after an endless winter, you look out your misty windows, and suddenly, the door bell rings — you look through the spyhole, and what you see is bright summer light. And this is exactly what happens when you listen to this release — it goes straight into your heart — cozy, deep, touching and intense. Includes a vocal mix, a dub version, and a remix by Werner Niedermeier.
BPITCH CONTROL (GERMANY)
BPC 125LP ALLIEN & APPARAT, ELLEN: Orchestra of Bubbles 2LP (BPC 125LP) 18.00
2010 repress; double LP version; originally released 2006.
BPC 219EP JAHCOOZI: Barefoot Wanderer Remixes Part 2 12″ (BPC 219EP) 12.00
Part 2 of a remix package of Jahcoozi’s album Barefoot Wanderer (BPC 215CD). The A-side explores previously unknown features of the marvelous album opener “Barefoot Dub,” while the flipside turns to the gently provocative “Read The Books.” Remix artists Stereotyp, Ramadanman, and Ikonika filter out the typical clues to the various genres — dancehall, dubstep, hardcore techno — in order to produce tracks which aren’t typical, but play upon expectations, excess and suggestion.
BUREAU B (GERMANY)
BB 054LP GURUMANIAX: Psy Valley Hill LP (BB 054LP) 17.00
LP version. Mani Neumeier has always relished working with the most diverse of musicians. That was the case in Guru Guru days, and it is very much the same today. For his latest project Gurumaniax, he teamed up with his old colleague Ax Genrich (Guru Guru guitarist from 1970-75) and the bass player Guy Segers (doyen of Belgian avant-garde rock, founder of the key band Univers Zero). So: experience, virtuosity and professionalism to the power of three. Neumeier had been wanting to get something going with Genrich for some time. Indeed, they had shared the stage together on a number of occasions in recent years. Their last session together in the studio, however, took place around 35 years ago. The death of Guru Guru founding member Uli Trepte (track 8 is dedicated to his memory), only served to strengthen Neumeier’s resolve. As he points out, who knows for how long either Neumeier himself or Genrich will be able to play their instruments with the same degree of virtuosity which they command today. Still, while the pair of them are blessed with such rude health, feeling not a day older than 50, Mani was determined to give it everything one more time with his old colleague and record the results for posterity. Neumeier and the bassist Guy Segers got to know each other a good year earlier, when they played an improvised gig together with Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) and Daevid Allen (Gong) at the Zappanale Festival. They hit it off immediately, making Segers a logical choice for the Gurumaniax project. Four days in the studio, three at the mixing desk and the psychedelic diamond was finished. Some song fragments already existed, but most were spontaneous creations of the triumvirate in the studio. Recalling classic Guru Guru highlights such as UFO (1970), Hinten (1971) and KänGuru (1972), the trio launched themselves freely into improvisation, channelled through their psychedelic/progressive/avant-garde rock terrain of choice — others call it Krautrock. There is even a direct reference to their second LP: the track “Spaceship Memory” is, as the name suggests, a musical descendant of “Spaceship” from the year 1971. And just in case you missed it: the project name is the sum of its members’ names: Guru+Mani+Ax.
BB 055LP ROEDELIUS: Lustwandel LP (BB 055LP) 17.00
180 gram LP version. The third studio album by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released by Sky Records in 1981, fulfilled a dream he had long cherished. A series of chamber music pieces, with grand piano solos taking center stage in some places, archaised percussion patterns in others. Lustwandel represents a logical progression, following on from Jardin Au Fou (re-released on Bureau B in 2009). Both albums were recorded at Paragon Studios in 1979 and produced by Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream). Electronica in the sense of synthetic sound sources or rhythm are absent from Lustwandel, in keeping with so many Roedelius solo works. This led to lively action amongst Cluster fans 30 years ago, as they divided into different camps. Roedelius’ unique musical style and irrepressible enthusiasm take his listeners down more of a sidetrack to the aural landscape of European harmonic and rhythmic tradition. There are obvious parallels to so-called serious chamber music, if not all the way along the route. His music has never been bound by contemporary aesthetic debate nor susceptible to emerging theory. As an autodidact, his techniques of composition and piano-playing are so well developed, that Roedelius has never wanted, nor needed to bother himself with any of that. It is a carefree Roedelius who saunters through both the 19th and late-20th centuries. Boundaries dissolve in his music. Here the glow of a magic lantern, there the glare of a neon light. Herein lay the originality of Lustwandel: he availed himself of traditional forms yet expressed them in contemporaneous fashion. Roedelius and Lustwandel could easily have been assimilated into the postmodern era which arrived in the 1970s. But, as usual, he was many miles away from the hub of cultural activity, without the slightest inclination to pay any attention to new phenomena. This child of the sun walks some very different paths indeed. Printed inner sleeve with photos and an essay by Asmus Tietchens.
CADENZA (GERMANY)
CADENZA 051LP REBOOT: Shunyata 2×12″ (CADENZA 051LP) 25.50
2×12″ version. This is the debut album from Frankfurt’s Reboot aka Frank Heinrich. The term shunyata comes from Buddhism and translates loosely as “emptiness.” But not just in the negative sense: it speaks also to impermanence, a state of constant flux. It’s a great description of Reboot’s music, where everything is in constant and kaleidoscopic motion. From the sound designs to the grooves to the way the tracks evolve, they all interconnect; intricate polyrhythms wind through the music like ivy, binding the album together. It’s those rhythms you’re likely to notice first: dazzling arrays of congas, bells, cymbals, shakers, woodblocks; sounds like tuned water-drops or aluminum barrels; steely drum machines slicing the air like knives. But behind the layers of percussion there are stranger, shadowier elements at work: chimes, pings, electronic gurgles, scraps of faraway voices, field recordings, and beneath it all, a spongy, squishy bed of bass, comforting and all-encompassing. Heinrich’s modular synthesizer system plays a key role in fashioning the music’s unusual contours. It’s an open-ended collection of devices — oscillators, filters, sequencers and esoteric functions — wired together and able to be re-routed in infinite ways. There are no presets. Shunyata’s long, undulating lines and morphological structures reward deep, repeated listening. There’s the headlong tumble of the Detroit-inspired “Hermano” for joyous peaktime moments, the liquid spiral of “Down Pantha” for the hours where time stands still. Tracks like “We Only Just,” and “Save Me” offer darker vibes, heads-down and hypnotic. “Dreilach” goes even deeper, with a rippling bass melody that gets deep inside your chest, your brain, your veins. The title track seems to spin at two velocities at once, balancing a driving, linear groove with half-speed voices to create a sense of suspended animation — the perfect encapsulation of the album’s central theme.
CICADELIC RECORDS
CIC 975LP BLUE THINGS, THE: The Blue Things Story Volume One LP (CIC 975LP) 20.00
“The Blue Things Story Volume One is back, originally issued in 1987, it has been out of print since 1989, now in a limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing of 600 copies. Also expanded to include a whooping nineteen tracks.”
CLR (GERMANY)
CLR 033EP LIEBING (FEAT. MARKUS SPRENGLER)/TOMMY FOUR SEVEN, CHRIS: Ataraxia/Sor 10″ (CLR 033EP) 12.00
This is the fifth episode to complete the five releases in the run up to the much-anticipated 10 Years Of CLR compilation. The final finale, Chris Liebing presents his very own contribution called “Ataraxia,” and already it’s already receiving smashing reviews. This is an increasing, deep and impressive track with dark background vocals that are the icing on the cake. Also features Tommy Four Seven’s track “Sor.”
COCOON (GERMANY)
COR 023LP VA: Cocoon Compilation J 6×12″ BOX (COR 023LP) 96.00
6×12″ version packaged in a deluxe box. Cocoon’s hotly-anticipated letter series of inspired dance-music compilations reaches letter “J.” For ten years now, the Cocoon-style alphabet is a guarantee of high class and exclusively-produced floor burners by the international techno and house elite, and, beyond that, a reliable indicator for the stylistic bandwidth of contemporary electronic dance music. And even with the previous editions A through I having set the bar high, the “J” edition starts with a true musical sensation, as the opener “Cocoon Dark Dub” comes from nobody less than Moritz von Oswald. So, initially, it’s the heartbeat of dub techno that pulsates through a lonely piano and noise fractals, and the club world holds its breath for a good eight minutes. However, the “J” compilation literally pulls out all the stops over the following 110 minutes playtime and shows what modern electronic dance music has to offer in these times. The Dial impresario Pantha Du Prince celebrates crystalline ice dance, while Cécille label-head Nick Curly, with his sensual tribal house, feasts on the most compact form of disco boogie that one can imagine. With “SBboty,” the Kompakt ambassador DJ Koze flabbergasts the audience by combining virtually incompatible elements. Improvised horn licks whirr through a flickering, resonating body, while the bass kick fills up the tropical, ambient air. However, the invariably Cocoon policy to always support interesting newcomers becomes visible with the contribution of Basti Grub’s “Sick,” which climbs into your brain with its melodic high-frequency hook line and mysterious vocals, matching perfectly to the melancholic playfulness of the tracks by Guy Gerber. Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire and Popof present some stringent hypno techno with a diaphragm-shaking bass drum. Besides the above-mentioned, the “J” compilation holds such well-known producers such as Loco Dice, Extrawelt, Reboot and last not least, long-time Cocoon companion Ricardo Villalobos, whose 12-minute-long dance on the echo-filled “Humusweg” once again draws the bow to the Basic Channel sound from the other side, leaving plenty of room for your own visions in between the pulsing metronome of the bass line.
COLD SPRING RECORDS (UK)
CSR 129LP MERZBOW: Graft LP (CSR 129LP) 23.50
Graft is an album by Japanese noise master Masami Akita aka Merzbow. This LP album is pressed on lime-green vinyl in a “bootleg”-style sleeve and sealed with a sticker. Limited to 300 regular copies. According to the Merzbow blog, the design was inspired by a ’70s Jethro Tull bootleg called My God, and the recording was inspired by the plant illustrations in the Voynich manuscript. Recorded in November 2009 at Munemi House, Tokyo.
COMEME (ARGENTINA)
COMEME 007EP REBOLLEDO + MALOSO: Desierto 12″ (COMEME 007EP) 12.00
Rebolledo and Daniel Maloso present this epic EP, a score for an imaginary, mysterious Western, full of hypnotic disco-beats, furious guitar chords and rattlesnake shakers. A Cómeme adventure where the traces of Morricone, Argento, Patrick Cowley, Kenneth Anger and the typical caveman rhythms of Rebolledo and Daniel Maloso melt under the relentless desert sun into an epic adventure of 2010 outdoor dance psychedelia.
DEEP VIBES (GERMANY)
DVR 012EP DJ QU: Law 12″ (DVR 012EP) 12.00
First EP from DJ QU with remixes from Brothers’ Vibe and a very special 14-minute long remix from label boss Sascha Dive.
DIAL (GERMANY)
DIAL 009LP PANTHA DU PRINCE: This Bliss 2LP (DIAL 009LP) 18.00
2010 repress, originally released 2007; double LP version. This is DJ, producer, composer and furniture maker Hendrik Weber’s (aka Pantha Du Prince) second full-length release on Dial. Weber has always explored new worlds of sound under pseudonyms such as Panthel, Gluhen4 or as bassist of Hamburg-based group, Stella. 2006 was a fine, fine year for Pantha du Prince — his remixes for Depeche Mode and Phantom/Ghost plus the 12″ single Lichten/Walden were all met with the highest acclaim and critique. The follow-up to all this, This Bliss is an album that aspires to push all boundaries from the heart of house and techno music. It was produced here and there, on trips visiting friends. On trains, planes and automobiles while travelling between Hamburg, Berlin, New York and an old Parisian monastery. From Terry Riley to Wim Mertens, Robert Skempton to the mighty ski jumper Steiner, Pantha Du Prince takes inspiration from a varied and wondrous spectrum of composers and artists. Pantha Du Prince invites invasions and emissions as a source of inspiration to motivate the interpretation of his music. Before concluding that Pantha Du Prince is taking us down a road of obscurity — immediately refrain from such thoughts. This Bliss is one of the most harmonious and blissful audio journeys in dance music arguably heard in the past half decade. The clear origins and destinations his music take you to and from are ever present (see Detroit, Moodymann, minimal and acid) but the true thread that seems to hermetically hold This Bliss album together is a mood of exquisite melancholy that is inherent to each track.
DIE SCHACHTEL (ITALY)
DS 019LP CURRAN, ALVIN: Under The Fig Tree LP (DS 019LP) 26.50
Two masterpieces of the early ’70s by Alvin Curran, released by Die Schachtel for the first time ever. Using VCS3 live electronics and environmental sounds, Alvin Curran created a hypnotic and meditative transcendency of minimalist beauty. Limited deluxe vinyl LP edition. “The two works presented here are ‘seminal’ pieces of two genres from which a great part of my musical practice springs, and to this day, continues to evolve from. ‘Under The Fig Tree’ is, in fact, the realization of one monophonic piece contained in my well known early collection of single line melodic compositions entitled Music For Every Occasion. The version I present here was originally made for a performance of trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini, playing against the recording. It is realized by myself playing a VCS3 (Putney) synthesizer, one of the first in a famous line of portable electronic synthesizers from the early ’70s. Notable are electronically produced timbres which approximate acoustic flutes, clarinets, trombones and tubas — long before the availability of multi-track tape machines, these ‘tracks’ were recorded on multiple Revox tape recorders and mixed on a custom-made mixer. ‘The Magic Carpet’ is, remarkably, my first ‘sound installation,’ long before that phrase came into our daily vocabularies. It was inspired by a project of my dear friend and sculptor Paul Klerr — an American with Italian-Jewish roots, who lives in Rome. He had this brilliant idea to fill a gallery with steel and gut wires, to which I suggested that he was actually building a fantastic musical instrument which could even be played by the visiting public — so my intervention in this spontaneous collaboration was to figure out how to amplify this jungle of long steel wires — which I did with simple contact microphones placed at various connecting points; and further adding a ‘vertical’ element of sounding glass chimes plus aluminum and brass tubing and occasionally placed metal chimes.” –Alvin Curran
DIGITALIS
DIGI 056LP SVARTE GREINER: Penpals Forever (And Ever) LP (DIGI 056LP) 18.00
LP version. The first side (first two tracks) were originally issued on the Penpals Forever cassette on Digitalis in 2008, limited to 180 copies. Both tracks have been completely remastered. The remaining pieces are all new and exclusive to this release. Svarte Greiner is the nom de plume of Deaf Center’s Erik K. Skodvin. Hailing from Norway, his solo efforts are always stripped bare, white-knuckle sojourns through dark, haunted ambient sonic corridors. Penpals Forever (And Ever) is the imaginary tale of a long dead Baroque painter and his telekinetic correspondence with a flightless bird. It feels archaic; experimental death marches circa 1622. Like Guercino’s Et in Arcadia ego, once the end is realized, there’s nowhere left to go. It’s beyond our experience and sometimes you never recover from the shock. Despite its rather cheery title, Penpals Forever (And Ever) is another step toward the abyss. Musically sparse, Svarte Greiner finds new channels connecting desolate landscapes through ethereal nightmares. It is music best served cold. Chattering, looping guitar lines that feel like muscle being separated from bone slowly build into aching piles of aural dissonance. It’s painful to a point. Recorded voices speak a language you can’t understand underneath ominous, echoing single notes. Distant metal fragments scrape the dirt from detuned strings while a nefarious feathered minstrel bows dying instruments in the background. No hope left, death is just around the corner. As it ever was, Svarte Greiner is again weaving something deliciously sinister. This is music that is uncomfortably bare. Within its blood-stained confines, there is nowhere to hide. Skodvin’s tangled, gnarled tale goes back and forth into infinity until it becomes clear that the flightless bird in question lives inside your skull. Drowning slowly into one’s own twisted mind, Penpals is the soundtrack of loss; the procession of fears gradually becoming so overbearing that you can’t escape your own demons.
DIRTER PROMOTIONS (UK)
DPROM 076BOX CURRENT 93: Like Swallowing Eclipses (Dreamt By Andrew Liles) 6LP BOX (DPROM 076BOX) 100.00
For the first time on vinyl, the complete, highly-acclaimed Andrew Liles remixes of the first five classic Current 93 albums. Andrew Liles has re-imagined Nature Unveiled (1984), Dogs Blood Rising (1984), In Menstrual Night (1986), Dawn (1987) and Live at Bar Maldoror (1985). Also exclusive to this set is a sixth LP, Haunt Invocation (Apadno), which is a remixed version of Faust (2000) and A Special Plan (2000). These influential albums by Current 93 are regarded by many as ground-breaking and innovative — building upon this, Andrew Liles has re-dreamt and re-imagined these pieces with the flare and vision that he is renowned and respected for. All the records in this 6LP set come in individual covers in a beautiful spot-varnished box and are adorned with astounding artwork by David Tibet and photographs by Simona Dalla Valle.
DOXY (ITALY)
DOY 631LP WILLIAMS, HANK: Montgomery LP (DOY 631LP) 21.00
“A collection of rare early private recordings, radio airchecks and demos by the man who single-handedly penned many of today’s country music standards. The first recording featured here, ‘Happy Rovin’ Cowboy’, is from 1939, when Hank was just 16 years old. He began making his own private recordings in recording booths, often simulating radio show performances in an attempt to impress a real station. Hank got his first gig at a real station, however, by playing outside the entrance WFSA in Montgomery until they finally invited him to play inside. Soon ‘The Singin’ Kid’, as he was then known, became so popular with local audiences that he got his own show, dropped out of high school, formed his own band and began touring all over the South. Hank was soon fired from WFSA, however, for ‘habitual drunkenness’, but this did little to stall his career. If anything, it was WWII that slowed the entire recording industry down, but nonetheless Hank still managed to get some demos out during this time, many of which are included here. By 1948, Hank had his first massive country hit and was off to greener pastures, namely Shreveport, Louisiana and the legendary Louisiana Hayride.” 180 gram virgin vinyl.
DOY 633LP WILLIAMS, HANK: Nashville Sessions 2LP (DOY 633LP) 30.00
“In 1951 Hank Williams was ready for the big time, and in country music that meant Nashville, Tennessee, The Grand Ole Opry, and particularly the Acuff-Rose Music company. Acuff-Rose, run by Grand Ole Opry Star Roy Acuff and professional song writer Fred Rose, was the first Nashville-based music company and the mainstay of country music for many years. Here, under Rose’s tutelage, Hank’s true talent began to shine and his songs just got better and better. This double LP is a collection of Hank’s work from 1949-1952, with disc one being a collection of demos recorded during Hank’s brief time in Nashville, including alternate versions of the three songs– ‘Kaw-Liga,’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart,’ and ‘Jambalaya’–that Hank took to the top of the charts. The demo version of ‘Kaw-Liga’, which Hank co-wrote with Fred Rose, is very different from the one he eventually released, a welcome surprise for any fan! It also includes versions of ‘I Could Never Be Ashamed of You’, written for his shotgun bride, Billie Jean; an amazing and foreboding version of ‘Angel of Death’, suggesting that Hank knew full well that he didn’t have much time left; and ‘Log Train’, a song written for Hank’s dad, and chronicling his early boyhood in logging camps. How To Write Folk And Western Music To Sell was a booklet published in 1951, and while Hank did not actually write the text, he did lend his name to the project and market it on radio stations across the South. Disc two features a collection of songs Hank sold to other artists during this period (with one example being ‘A Tear in My Beer’, which Hank gave to Big Bill Lister, but which just sat around in an attic until it was discovered by Lister’s son in 1988), and rare radio performances from 1950, including the ‘Farmer Jim’ show in Jackson, Mississippi and the March of Dimes broadcast. Includes detailed liner notes.” 180 gram virgin vinyl.
DOY 637LP HOPKINS, LIGHTNIN’: Country Blues LP (DOY 637LP) 21.00
“By the time this LP was recorded in 1959, Lightnin’ Hopkins was already a star, but hoping to catch Hopkins in a more informal and relaxed setting, American folklorist Mack McCormick travelled to Texas with just a mono tape recorder. Despite, or perhaps because of, the lack of professional equipment, McCormick manages to capture Hopkins in rare form. The listener has the impression that Hopkins is just hanging out on his front porch with a few friends, playing the blues. It was through his contact with McCormick that Hopkins was presented to rock & roll / blues revival audiences, playing Carnegie Hall with Joan Baez and Pete Seeger in 1960.” 180 gram virgin vinyl.
DOY 638LP HOOKER, JOHN LEE: The Blues LP (DOY 638LP) 21.00
“After years spent traveling and playing music across the South, towards the end of WWII, Hooker, like so many other Delta-born bluesmen, ended up working in the factories of Detroit’s booming automotive industry. After a few years spent playing the blues in the back alleys of Motor City and purchasing his first electric guitar, Hooker began rising up through the ranks of the legendary Hastings Street scene. In 1948, the 31-year-old blues guitarist finally got his first big break. With the help of agent Bernie Besman, and L.A.’s Modern Records, Hooker’s first single, Boogie Chillen, unexpectedly went to #1 on the R&B charts — a rare occurrence in the music business, but undoubtedly testimony to his equally rare talent. The next few years (1948-1952), documented here, were a whirlwind of hits for Hooker, who began spreading his own brand of raw, foot-stomping Delta blues across America, and eventually the world, becoming one of the most idolized and imitated musicians in the history of blues, and paving the way for the blues-based rock & roll explosion of the 1960s.” 180 gram virgin vinyl.
DOY 639LP HOOKER, JOHN LEE: Folk Blues LP (DOY 639LP) 21.00
“By the time the folk / blues revival of the 1960s rolled around, and hoards of radio-addicted American and British teenagers had begun seeking out the roots of rock & roll, John Lee Hooker had already had numerous hits and his loud and raw electric Delta blues was blaring from radio sets across the nation. Soon every budding rock band from London to San Francisco was naming him as a primary influence and playing (or trying to play) his songs. Thanks to this wide crossover fan base he toured heavily during this period, spreading his foot stomping boogie all over the USA and Europe. The tracks on this particular album, however, is a collection of sides from 1954 (with the exception of 1952’s ‘Rock House Boogie’) when Hooker was still recording in Detroit — primarily for Modern Records (where Hooker landed his first #1 hit, ‘Boogie Chillen’, in 1948), but also simultaneously ‘moonlighting’ for numerous other labels under many different pseudonyms in an attempt to pay the rent. In an era of millionaire musicians it is difficult to imagine how a man with so many number one hits could still be short on cash, but at this time black musicians were often paid next to nothing for their recordings and forced to forfeit their royalties to the record labels. Here Hooker is backed by the great Eddie Kirkland on second guitar — his constant sideman during this period. Hooker’s style was notoriously difficult to play behind, and Kirkland, a brilliant guitarist in his own right, was one of the few who had a good enough ear to keep up with all of the off-tempo changes. This album does not feature any of Hooker’s hits, and while that may be a drawback with some lesser artists, when you are dealing with one of the giants of both the blues and, by association, rock & roll, it is actually both refreshing and rewarding to gain exposure to some of his lesser known material.” 180 gram virgin vinyl.
ECHOCORD (GERMANY)
ECHO 045EP STL: Travelling Dubs And Echoes EP 12″ (ECHO 045EP) 12.00
Echocord welcomes STL aka Lunatik Sound System aka Stephan Laubner to the label. Stephan is mostly known from his very famous label Something. Travelling Dubs And Echoes EP contains 3 tracks. The A-side is long, dirty dub-techno for home-listening and the dancefloor. B1 is a floating ambient dub track. B2 is the strongest track on the EP, a powerful, stomping track, which is a remix of the B1 track “Dub Zero.” The remix is done by STL and Stephen Hitchell.
EQUATION RECORDS
E=MC 023EP ORGANUM: Valentin 7″ (E=MC 023EP) 13.00
“233 numbered copies. Heavy matte picture sleeve plus matching card insert (both full CMYK). First vinyl release by Organum in over 7 years. It is hard to underestimate the importance and significance of Organum. David Jackman (the force behind the project) wishes the audio to speak for itself and prefers not to attempt to describe the contents of this release. However, it is worthy to note that the greatest possible care was made to every aspect of this release — which was mastered at Prairie Cat Mastering, who provided the most clear and dynamic audio possible. A release worthy of inclusion in the extensive discography of Organum.”
FABRIC (UK)
FABRIC 103CD OPTIMO: Fabric 52 CD (FABRIC 103CD) 17.00
“Fabric 52: Optimo (Espacio) rises up to the usual Optimo challenge, where the notion of genre is forever redefined and all conventions snubbed; an escapist adventure of sounds fuelled solely by the pair’s inherent musicality and anarchist spirit. With blends so effortlessly perfect, it’s near impossible to tell where one track ends and the other begins, the mix gallantly stands out as a seamless collection of mixing mastery. Filled with an untamed feeling of wanderlust, Fabric 52 peaks, drops, soars and unexpectedly flips through the most sublime, astonishing terrains: an all-in-the-box joyride from the tip of a shiny disco ball to the lower sublevels of a bassbin to the mechanic slopes of techno to the tribal-tinted percussive loops of UK funky. A rare chance to hear the raw, filthy urges of Levon Vincent’s growler ‘Love Technique’ glide alongside the deep swells of Oni Ayhun, or the polished slowdisco trio Desire skank to the funk-a-fied steel drums of Crazy Cousinz, or the frenzy of electro-tinged Fad Gadget court gracefully with Prins Thomas. A divine melting pot that can only make sense in the hands of Glasgow’s mighty duo.” Other artists include Basic Channel, Discodromo, Spencer Parker, Locussolus, Rebolledo, The Minister, Altz, Thomas Brinkmann, Rheingold, Roska, Matias Aguayo, Nakion and Xex.
FIRE (UK)
FIRE 104CD HTRK: Nostalgia CD (FIRE 104CD) 14.50
Originally released in 2007, this is the debut mini-album from mysterious Australian three-piece HTRK, who formed in 2003 and who now currently reside in the UK. Inspired by the sounds and images of David Lynch, The Birthday Party and electronic artist Pita, HTRK effortlessly create music of sublime tension and beauty. Heavily processed and bathed in reverb, Nostalgia is a collection of 7 live recordings from 2004. It was after Nostalgia that Rowland S. Howard became interested in HTRK, eventually going on to produce their debut album Marry Me Tonight (PTYT 016CD). Nostalgia was recorded with two microphones and an old tape deck, prior to their first tour of Sydney in 2004. Says member Nigel, “We ran through our set and the performance was uncanny… we called it Nostalgia because of our hatred of bands and fans who suck the past dry, as well as our own guilty nostalgia for the nihilistic energies rampant in the ’80s underground, and the strange role that the Tarkovsky film Nostalghia played in the earliest days of the band’s creation up in the Macedon hills. It is in many ways our definitive introductory statement.” “Ominous collusions of downtown basslines and ricochet beats (in bullet-time). Sound like, y’know, a motel room, a tyreprint curve in the rain, an alibi.” –Plan B
FUTURE CLASSIC (AUSTRALIA)
FCL 045EP WORST FRIENDS: Neeves For None 12″ (FCL 045EP) 12.00
Worst Friends brings the Balearic and conquers summer in the north of the world. Future Classic is from Australia, though, and heading into winter, it’s almost less than 15 degrees Celsius. For real. This neat little EP is built to relieve the stress, and with Eddie C of Jisco fame on the remix, it also brings a lot of party at the 7:15 mark.
GEM RECORDS (NETHERLANDS)
GEM 004EP EGBERT: Haasten EP 12″ (GEM 004EP) 12.00
One of techno’s fastest rising stars brings his strongest EP to date with two huge tracks. “Haasten” (trans. “hurrying”) has been destroying crowds during Egbert’s live sets around the globe for the past few months. A dark, commanding bass line that skips over the beat is accompanied by a retro-sounding orchestral jab. “Yourself” is paving the way for the future of percussion-based techno with punishing drums, deep basses, narrow mids and rattling hats that kick ass.
GET BACK (ITALY)
GET 717LP MORRICONE, ENNIO: Escalation LP (GET 717LP) 24.00
“Set in 1968’s Swinging London, Escalation, was the debut film of then 25-year-old director Roberto Faenza. True to his youth, Faenza’s dark comedy dealt with the war being waged between armies of bourgeois parents and their hippy offspring. The tale of Luca, the ne’er-do-well son of a wealthy Italian industrialist, and his father’s attempt to use any means necessary to bring him home to Italy and make him take his rightful place at the helm of the family empire (even if it means destroying him). Ennio Morricone’s unique ability to use music to express the inner psyche of his films’ protagonists is what makes his scores so unique. Here Morricone teams up with fellow composer Bruno Nicolai and the vocalizations of Alessandro Alessandroni’s ‘Cantori Moderni’, making this one of his less minimal soundtracks, as both an orchestra and a choir is used. In 1968 Morricone was at the height of his career, scoring not only Sergio Leone’s classic Once Upon a Time in the West, but also, unbelievably, more than 20 other films! Innersleeve features poster of the film.”
GIRADISCOS (SPAIN)
GD 006LP LUGER: Lüger LP (GD 006LP) 30.00
“Madrid-based quintet responsible of this gorgeous debut album, Lüger are heavily influenced by classic acts such as Hawkwind, Faust, and Neu!. So the music is provided with surpassing Krautrock elements, however they sound less vintage, rather modern, comparable with the likes of Turzi or Wooden Shjips in a wider sense. This is a limited 500 copies vinyl pressing in 180g vinyl, sure to become a sought-after collector’s item in the near future — so get it now!” With hand-numbered insert.
GOLDEN PAVILLION (PORTUGAL)
GP 1001LP PERTOT, GINO: Jew Nails LP (GP 1001LP) 30.00
“After 34 years, this lost gem of Austrian psych folk is finally reissued! This is most likely the RAREST Austrian LP, and one of the most elusive records ever. The music is honest and spontaneous, crossing paths between fragile folk and psychedelic dark undertones with a touch of glam, expressive lyrics and fleeting guitar lines. The 300 copies privately pressed in 1976 were sold at concerts or handed to friends and familiars. This reissue is fully licensed, limited to 400 copies in black vinyl. A must for all psych-folk lovers.”
GP 1002LP EXPERIENCIA: Passa A Passo LP (GP 1002LP) 30.00
“Completely unknown Portuguese LP from 1973 that sounds like a cross between Peruvian psych such as Laghonia & Traffic Sound, and a UK lost gem on Harvest or Deram, with 2 great vocalists, seering guitar lines flowing in harmony with a superb groove. This reissue is the second in the Golden Pavilion series, fully licensed, done in association with Acalanto and limited to 400 copies.”
GP 1003LP DRAGON: Dragon LP (GP 1003LP) 30.00
“The Belgium group that self-produced this album in 1976 in the UK on the Acorn label. A lost jewel of prog with awesome mellotron, killer guitar and excellent vocals. This is the 3rd Golden Pavilion reissue. Fully licensed & limited to 400 copies in black vinyl. This reissue comes in a beautiful gatefold cover & pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl.”
GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)
GUESS 066LP EDEN ROSE: On The Way To Eden LP (GUESS 066LP) 23.50
Vinyl release. Proto-progressive, groovy instrumental psychedelia, recorded in France in 1969 by this pre-Sandrose band and originally released on the tiny Katema label. Swirling Hammond grooves by keyboard virtuoso Henri Garella, top guitar-playing by Jean-Pierre Alarcen, and a tight, funky rhythm section create one of the best early prog/psych French albums ever. Completely mind-blowing Hammond B3-work from one of the best players of the era, backed by burning guitar, and a solid, propulsively grooving rhythmic backbone.
HUNDERGRUM (SPAIN)
H 2010LP VA: Psicotrónica! Vol. 1 LP (H 2010LP) 27.00
Subtitled: Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks, 1968-1978. “In the late sixties and early to mid seventies, while Spain was still under Franco’s last years of dictatorship, Spanish cinema entered two important periods known as ‘Landismo’ (named after actor Alfredo Landa) and ‘Destape’ (The Strip Period). Lots of bizarre, soft-erotic/comedy and exploitation films were shot, most of them featuring groovy and delirious soundtracks. Serious and well-respected musicians like Antón García Abril, Adolfo Waitzman and Gregorio Gª Segura incorporated the latest musical trends coming from other European countries, like Italy and France, in their work. This was a frenetic period in which these composers adopted the hip and modern sounds of the time to their compositions for soundtracks, mixing them with their Spanish roots, resulting in an avalanche of incredible soundtracks for exploitation films. Virtually every Spanish comedy/exploitation/action film released during 1968 and 1974 included the typical scene of ‘young people dancing to groovy music at the club full of weird hippies’, especially if the directors were people like Pedro Lazaga and Mariano Ozores and the cast featured actors like Alfredo Landa or José Luis López Vázquez. Sadly, the majority of these soundtracks are lost forever, as they were never released on vinyl and the audio master tapes usually were erased or ended up in the trashcan. On Psicotrónica! you’ll find tracks taken from real soundtracks alongside others which sound 100% cinematic, but were never included in any film. All of them taken from unknown records released in Spain between 1968 and 1978, including many rare library private recordings. A real fest of Spanish styled blaxploitation & library grooves, psychedelic funk full of flute, fuzz and wah-wah guitars, Hammond grooves, sexploitation sounds, bossa-scat nuggets, thriller-spy-action grooves. Released at the same time, the two Psicotrónica volumes feature a different musical theme on each side and are housed in cool full colour picture sleeves. Carefully remastered sound plus insert with detailed liner notes in English / Spanish.”
H 3010LP VA: Psicotrónica! Vol. 2 LP (H 3010LP) 27.00
Subtitled: Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks, 1971-1976. Volume 2 in the series, with an arguably superior front cover than the first one. Highlights include George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” transformed into a funk-bomb by genius arranger Adolfo Waitzman, Rafael Ferro’s Spanish-style take on a blaxploitation-spy movie theme, and Los Mismos’ exploito-psych cover of Quincy Jones’ “Ironside” theme.
IN MY ROOM (GERMANY)
IMR 002LP TRENTEMØLLER: Into The Great Wide Yonder 2LP (IMR 002LP) 20.00
Gatefold 2LP version. In My Room presents Into The Great Wide Yonder, the second studio album by Anders Trentemøller and the follow-up to the highly successful The Last Resort (PFR 018CD/LP). Into The Great Wide Yonder is a truly remarkable album, offering as much depth and soul as its predecessor, yet sounding ultimately fresh and different. Above all, the ten tracks show an artist that’s willing to take risks, find inspiration in new places and move beyond the sound of his previous album. Compared to the intimate electronic mood pieces of The Last Resort, these tracks indeed have a more strange, mystic and dramatic vibe, with a lot of dynamics, distorted, driving twang, guitars, and real and electronic drums mixed with haunting synths. With Into The Great Wide Yonder, Trentemøller is not only exploring new, moody and atmospheric universes, but also combines his sense for glorious soundscapes with a firm melodic and tonal touch. The original chord progressions and feel for melodies is fundamental to him, and that’s also the reason why most of the instruments are played by Trentemøller himself on this album. The Danish multi-instrumentalist and producer shows an unexpected talent for finding vocalists that fit the mood of his songs. The first single of the album, the beautifully tender “Sycamore Feeling,” featuring Marie Fisker, is a typical highlight. In fact, all the vocal tracks are stunning. Trentemøller chose to collaborate with the English artist Fyfe Dangerfield from UK-based Guillemots and Danish singers Solveig Sandnes and Josephine Philip from the debuting Danish indie girl duo, Darkness Falls. They all manage to add their own sound and flavor to the album, while their voices blend perfectly with Trentemøller’s atmospheric songs. This is an album that keeps growing for a long time, as every track works its way stealthily under your skin. The sound of this album might be one step ahead of his previous work, but we still easily recognize the hand of Trentemøller, in this inspired collection of songs and atmospheres. The sonic richness, sharp contrasts and daring musical colors are vintage Trentemøller. Into The Great Wide Yonder is the work of an artist and producer who seems to be completely at ease in the studio. No wonder, as Trentemøller prefers the silence of the night and the solitude of his own apartment in his hometown Copenhagen to create his music. So even though the album sounds like a big production job in an expensive studio, all of the tracks were in fact recorded in his home. Eerie sounds from everything including a Theremin to an old music box is used to create a warm, analog sound with a lot of attitude. Trentemøller: “I recorded most of the album in my computer, but in the final stages I transferred all the parts to analog tape through a lot of vintage EQ’s and pre amps. The tape saturation and the analog outboard really helped getting the warm sound that I was after.” Into The Great Wide Yonder might demand more from the listener than The Last Resort, but getting to know the tracks is definitely a rewarding experience, as the album will keep growing and growing for a long time to come.
INTERNASJONAL (NORWAY)
INT 014EP LE TOUGH, MANO: Oblique 12″ (INT 014EP) 12.00
Mano Le Tough reemerges on Internasjonal, fusing the deeper shades of house and techno with a strong melodic sensibility. “Oblique” boasts a perfect, effective dramaturgy with a slightly spooky broken melody box theme rising out of a thick mist of grinding chords before morphing into a deep acid finale. Château Flight toughen up the beats and throw in some African wood percussions and sparse psychedelic dub effects for a superb, multi-layered rework.
KARAOKE KALK (GERMANY)
KK 057LP TOOG: Goto LP (KK 057LP) 15.50
LP version. This is the second album on Karaoke Kalk for French musician, poet, blogger and director, Toog. He started his musical career in 1999 when he met the widely-venerated Scottish singer/songwriter Momus. They went on an extensive tour together, playing almost 150 shows. In 2004, Toog released his album Lou Etendue on Karaoke Kalk together with Italian actress and director Asia Argento. Goto is a collection of musical ideas, references, nostalgia and gags — background noise with coarse exaggerations, where madness and graceful levity go hand-in-hand. Whistles and explicit statements try a balancing act between humor and serious contemplation. A musical diary, reflecting memorable encounters, experiences and oddities. Toog is helped on some tracks by David Fenech and Fashion Flesh, who the artist admired for his work with Matmos, Cornelius and Momus. The artist’s wife Florence Manlik, who designed the cover, can also be heard on some songs. As Toog himself explains, “Goto is narrative, meditative. It’s travel with an electronic donkey, where the fern tree line at the top of the mountains is nothing but a miniature. Slow is how my heart beats: 56 bpm.” Includes a download voucher for the entire album, plus one extra track.
LEENA (GERMANY)
LEENA 016EP SOLOMUN: Sisi 12″ (LEENA 016EP) 12.00
Solomun’s Sisi is a sure extension of his impeccable production skills and style, and is also one of the most unique releases on Leena thus far. “Sisi” opens with a head-spinning explosion of notes and chords being fired out like sparks in a continual loop. Then halfway through, they stop, only to build again. “Talk To The Hand” is bass-heavy with euphoric piano chords in the second half, while “Curesto” brings all of the elements together with build-ups and drama.
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
LITA 003CD PURDIE, BERNARD: Lialeh CD (LITA 003CD) 14.00
“Finally back in print and much more deluxe than the first go around back when we first started in late 2002! Light In The Attic proudly presents a new deluxe CD pressing to the Lialeh soundtrack, the first major black porn movie and the final word in soulful shagging music. Bryan Records released this Shaft-era classic in 1974, and since then it’s been harder to find than a honky in Harlem. Legendary drummer Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie composed, produced and performed Lialeh’s score, while between projects with Curtis Mayfield, Aretha, Gabor Szabo, The Last Poets, The Rolling Stones, James Brown… Music fans have long looked to Lialeh for seven original Purdie tracks, his first as writer/composer, untempered by the A&R’s who guided his records for Flying Dutchman, Date, Prestige and Mega.” Deluxe digipack CD with 16-page booklet.
MACRO RECORDINGS (GERMANY)
MACROM 018LP ELEKTRO GUZZI: Elektro Guzzi 2×12″ (MACROM 018LP) 20.00
2×12″ version. Vienna’s Elektro Guzzi challenge the meaning of “live” in electronic music. Bored of laptop sets? With a “classic” set-up of guitar, bass and drums, Elektro Guzzi align themselves with an unheard level of discipline, tightness and danceability. No computers, no pre-recorded loops, no solos. Probably the first time techno is really played live. As sequential as they may sound, they couldn’t be more analog. The quest for the ultimate live presentation of techno has come to an end. Produced by Patrick Pulsinger (Hercules & Love Affair, M-Plant, Cheap), the album is a masterstroke resulting in great dancefloor movers, state-of-the-art analog recordings and a prime showcase of Elektro Guzzi’s incredible creative capabilities. Played live with no overdubs, this record breaks down the demarcation line separating man and machine. Everything in techno has been done? You ain’t heard nothing yet.
MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW
MMS 006CD MADLIB: Madlib Medicine Show No. 6 – The Brain Wreck Show CD (MMS 006CD) 16.00
“Madlib follows History of the Loop Digga: 1990-2000 with the sixth installment in his Madlib Medicine Show, his psych-prog-avant-freak-out-funk rock mix Brain Wreck Show. Madlib’s been pegged as a ‘jazz guy’ as far back as 2000, when he — as his alter ego Quasimoto — released the song ‘Jazz Cats.’ His releases with the fictional ‘jazz group’ Yesterdays New Quintet didn’t help matters. But, no matter how many jazz records are thrust at him by money-hungry record dealers, he most often — at least lately — gravitates to the rock side of the spectrum. That’s late 60s to late 70s psych-prog-avante-freak-out-funk rock mind you; from the Tropicalia of Brasil to the Krautrock of Germany to the fuzzy sounds of mid ’70s Nigeria, the Beat Konducta’s rock tastes know no cultural bounds. Actually, we’re not sure if they know any bounds. This — an introductory mix entitled the Brain Wreck Show (admission, he wrote on the CD master, ‘One Brainticket’ — an homage to one of his favorite Krautrock bands) — should serve to give its listeners a delightfully freaky funked up experience into the rock side of Madlib’s collecting conscious. We’re glad you’re along for the ride. The Madlib Medicine Show series is a combination of Madlib’s new hip-hop productions, remixes, beat tapes, and jazz, as well as mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta’s 4-ton stack of vinyl.”
MODULE (FRANCE)
MOD 031CD DDAMAGE: Aeroplanes CD (MOD 031CD) 18.00
“dDamage is a French band formed by Ape and Doctor Agueev. Their music is a brillant alchemy of hip-hop, electro, breakcore, rock… Since 2000, dD have collaborated with artists such as MF Doom, Mike Ladd — and French A-list bands like TTC, La Caution — to name a few. They are considered by many people as the black sheep of the French electro scene. Their album, Aeroplanes, is the result of many meetings with international artists that have been trapped by the dDAMAGE bank of sounds. They, for example, meet living legend Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass) in Paris and kidnapped Jon Spencer to produce ‘Fuzzbox’ that bring the brain beyond the electro-punk experience, full of beats made of rage, with a wide range of colors and rainbows of analog synthesizers. On the other hand dD also collaborates with New-York rapper Agallah and southern star Young Jeezy on ‘The Truth’, a cappuccino colored track that stretches the time, condensing hip-hop and electronica. Monster dDamage swallows and throws many musical cohesions, judiciously out of the flood in vogue and tendentious French hypers already tired to exist. Shootin’ up audio streams though different time zones, the duo has now an international bad reputation due to their musical know how that goes from punk to country, rap to electronic shit and a high quality agenda of gigs from all around the world. dDamage music is no school, no hype, no way, no future, no past, no present, just a dDamage fuzzy state of mind, comin’ straight from the sewers of Paris.”
MONIKA (GERMANY)
MONIKA 067EP GREIE GUT FRAKTION: Stadt Mixe 12″ (MONIKA 067EP) 11.00
To accompany their Baustelle album, AGF and Gudrun Gut under their collaborative name Greie Gut Fraktion have also released a 12″ of the lead song, “Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt,” complete with remixes. Alva Noto’s treatment results in a droning track that builds towards a crescendo, and Greie & Gut’s radio version of the Palais Schaumburg song brings the track up-to-date. Wolfgang Voigt delivers two piano mixes for a truly diverse single.
MOUNTAIN PEOPLE (SWITZERLAND)
MOUNTAIN 010EP MOUNTAIN PEOPLE, THE: Mountain010 12″ (MOUNTAIN 010EP) 12.00
Announcing the 10th release on Mountain People, successfully tested on several occasions.
NINJA TUNE (UK)
ZEN 158CD HERBALISER, THE: Herbal Tonic CD (ZEN 158CD) 15.50
“From the old skool referencing ‘Gadget Funk,’ through the spy theme atmospherics of ‘The Missing Suitcase,’ the cartoon psychedelia of the previously unreleased ‘March of the Dead Things,’ and the epic reach of both ‘Stranded On Earth’ (from 2008’s Same as It Never Was on !K7) and the beautiful ‘A Song For Mary,’ Herbal Tonic shows the musical mastery that a pair of hip hop heads from South West London developed.”
NOW-AGAIN
NA 5061CD WHITE, PAUL: Paul White And The Purple Brain CD (NA 5061CD) 16.00
“An inventive showcase of what’s possible when armed with just a sampler, a few studio toys and a fertile imagination, Paul White And The Purple Brain is the intriguing sophomore album from South London producer Paul White. A collaboration of sorts, the entire record is based around and inspired by the work of little-known Swedish psych-rock guru ST Mikael. Heavy on Eastern influences and otherworldly concerns, Mikael’s music ranges from searing electric guitar-led dirges to dreamlike ballads to ghostly atmospheric experiments and has been issued in tiny quantities since the 1990s on the Subliminal Sounds label. Paul White And The Purple Brain is a remarkably diverse album that defies easy categorization. Which suits him and his ‘home’ label One-Handed Music (in collaboration with whom Now-Again releases this album) just fine. Praised as someone who ’embodies all that is good about a new generation of producers’ by Dazed & Confused magazine, Paul White has won over fans of left-leaning sounds and interesting hip hop, including Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B and Gilles Peterson.”
ON-U SOUND (UK)
ONU 1006CD PERRY & ADRIAN SHERWOOD, LEE “SCRATCH”: Dub Setter CD (ONU 1006CD) 16.50
“Born from the sessions that birthed Lee Perry’s Mighty Upsetter album, but far more than just a straight dub version of that set, Dub Setter is a 10 track collection of heavy-weight dubs comprised of both radical reworkings of Mighty Upsetter tunes alongside brand new material. It is also the first full-on dub album with Adrian Sherwood at the controls since Never Trust A Hippy in 2003. As well as making an excellent companion piece to Mighty Upsetter, this album finds Sherwood operating at the peak of his rootical production powers, playing the studio to full soundbwoy effect as he draws on a vast range righteous musics from around the globe to create a conquering lion of earth-shaking psychedelic rhythm and sound that will delight any fan of the trademarked On-U style.”
ONU 121LP PERRY, LEE “SCRATCH”: The Mighty Upsetter LP (ONU 121LP) 19.50
LP version. “First issued on CD only in early 2009, Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood’s first new recording together in two decades. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Jamaican music’s most celebrated producer, has been through more creative rebirths than most artists can imagine. Now well into his seventies, he is currently enjoying another. Over the past half-century he has masterminded more than 1,000 different records, under his own name, with his ever-changing band, the Upsetters, and for countless other artists – each with its own unique, quirky sound.”
ONU 126LP PERRY & ADRIAN SHERWOOD, LEE “SCRATCH”: Dub Setter LP (ONU 126LP) 19.50
LP version.
OUT-SIDER (SPAIN)
OSR 001LP DRENDALL, B.A. THROWER & FRIENDS, JOHN: Papa Never Let Me Sing The Blues LP (OSR 001LP) 29.00
“Superb North American album, this was released as a private pressing in 1972 and has extremely good production for being a private. There’s a bit of everything on it, from blues rock with the opening track ‘Cold Night in August,’ to acoustic gems with a folkier mood, some psychedelic jams, honky-tonk — all very well executed and with remarkable guitar work. Fully licensed, first ever vinyl reissue. Five disc rarity in Record Collector Dreams books. Limited reissue of 500 copies, printed in HQ 350g carton and 180g vinyl with unbeatable 24-bit remastered sound quality. Includes an insert with photos and liner notes by Patrick Lundborg. ‘A solid album, very worthy of reissue.’ — The Acid Archives.”
PERMANENT VACATION (GERMANY)
PERMVAC 024EP SHAPIRO, SALLY: He Keeps Me Alive 2×12″ (PERMVAC 024EP) 20.00
2008 release. Two songs from Euro/Italo disco queen of the 21 century Sally Shapiro, alongside exclusive remixes from by Lindstrøm, The Juan MacLean, Tensnake and CFCF. Presented in her distinctive Euro-style, Sally Shapiro’s two tracks, “My Fantasy” and “He Keeps Me Alive,” leave nothing to be desired. Norwegian superstar Lindstrøm expands “Time To Let Go” to an almost 11 minute long galactic journey. NYC’s The Juan Maclean turn “I Know You’re My Love” into an original true Italo disco love affair. After 12 inches on Radius, Mule Musiq, Mirau and remixes for Junior Boys and Alexander Robotnick, Tensake delivers a dancefloor bomb with his remix of “I’ll Be By Your Side.” Montreal-based wunderkind CFCF has remixed the likes of Crystal Castles and The Teenagers, and here transforms “Time To Let Go” into a timeless pop anthem.
PERMVAC 034EP DMX KREW: Come To Me 12″ (PERMVAC 034EP) 12.00
2009 release. The first release in Permanent Vacation’s Ever Green series, on which the German label re-releases buried treasures and hard-to-find gems, begins with a track from the mighty DMX Krew. “Come To Me” was originally released from DMX’s classic 1998 album Nu Romantix on the Rephlex label. Although the track is over ten years old it sounds fresher than fresh today. The track has never been released as a single and comes complete with an exclusive instrumental version on the flipside.
PERMVAC 040EP PERMANENT VACATION: Tic Toc (feat. Kathy Diamond) 12″ (PERMVAC 040EP) 12.00
2009 release. Permanent Vacation label-heads Tom Bioly and Benjamin Fröhlich fulfill their dream of working with beloved disco diva number one Kathy Diamond on “Tic Toc,” a hooky, old-school track with a piano line that puts it on the cutting edge of house and disco. After the A-side’s additional instrumental version of “Tic Toc,” “Zucker Hut”s aims for the dancefloor with its tropical atmosphere, floating strings and arpeggiated synths.
PERMVAC 042EP ROOTS UNIT: Mabonda 12″ (PERMVAC 042EP) 12.00
2009 release. This is the first release from the newly-formed Roots Unit, the duo of Piers Harrison and Christopher Galloway who are most known for being half of Soft Rocks. Roots Unit are dedicated to bringing some life back into house music and it shows on “Mabonda,” which is reworked for a Soft Rocks version on the flip.
POKER FLAT (GERMANY)
PFR 113EP TASNADI, SVEN: Tell Me Again 12″ (PFR 113EP) 12.00
Sven Tasnadi’s next harvest for Poker Flat includes deep, spooky and moody moments of next-generation deep house. “Tell Me Again” is a slow, bumping house track with supple and dynamic grinding grooves matched with slowhouse tension. Steve Bug’s “I Told Ya” remix draws out the tension even further, and of course, drops in some trademark Bug elements. Flip the wax over, and you’ll find Tasnadi in collaboration with Anthony Collins for a percussive journey of pumping dub techno-meets-New York house.
PSEUDONYM RECORDS (NETHERLANDS)
PSEUD 99013EP OUTSIDERS, THE: You Mistreat Me EP 10″ (PSEUD 99013EP) 22.00
“Strictly limited edition 500 copies, heavyweight 10″ black vinyl. Remastered in the 24-bit domain from the original master tapes. The first two Outsiders singles for the illustrious Muziek Expres label and an unreleased 1965 live version of ‘Thinking About Today.'” Side 1: 1. You Mistreat Me 2. Sun’s Going Down 3. Thinking About Today (Previously unreleased live version 1965) Side 2: 1. Felt Like I Wanted To Cry 2. I Love Her Still, I Always Will Mono / Extended Play 45 R.P.M.
RINSE (UK)
RINSE 017CD KISMET: Rinse: 12 CD (RINSE 017CD) 17.00
Kismet takes the incendiary Rinse series on its twelfth outing, a pulsing journey through the deep, soulful and minimal branches of the vast forest known as house music. Holding down Monday night’s 9PM-11PM set on Rinse FM with his crew Circle (as well as his own peak-time Friday night 9PM-11PM set), Kismet is one of Rinse FM’s most revered DJs from an up-and-coming scene. When he first began DJing as a teenager, garage was thriving on the underground and about to cross into the mainstream. UK giants such as EZ and Norris “Da Boss” Windross left little room for fresh-faced newcomers to make their mark. As house and garage parted ways, Kismet followed house’s path, continuing to collect records. Meanwhile, British rave music continued to splinter and evolve, and each time it shed its skin, new champions were born. Now, Kismet is the young blood of the new generation of DJs who play house to London’s underground dancefloors. Kismet has built his respect and following on unerring taste and a record-bag which is regularly restocked with upfront heaters. Rinse: 12 showcases why he is one of the most cherished DJs amongst Rinse FM listeners. Kismet is at the forefront of a new generation of British house DJs and, much like Alexander Nut’s Rinse mix, Rinse: 12 invites the listener to experience a relatively nascent but very true club scene at ground level. Running parallel to the commercially-celebrated “funky” scene, but playing to a more aurally-sophisticated crowd — for those old enough to remember the splinter between “uplifting house & garage” and “garage,” we are at a similar crossroads. Strengthening London’s sonic links between Detroit and Berlin, Kismet invites all to hear how young London gets down to house in 2010. Artists include: Thomas Schumacher, 2000 And One, DJ Madskillz, cirE aka Error, C. Robert Walker, Rishi Romero, Hiro, Dealers Of Funky Music, Leo Fernandez, Mike Jacinto & Mark Mendes, IC (Circle), Lebzito, DJ HAL, David Garcet & K. Hocini, Kolombo, Glenn Fiasco, Todd Bodine, Plasmik, Wbeeza, and Tina Penni Anne.
ROOT STRATA
RS 020CD STARVING WEIRDOS: Shrine Of The Post-Hypnotic CD (RS 020CD) 15.00
2007 release. “More heavy head trips from the Weirdos camp. Shrine Of The Post-Hypnotic is the second real CD released by the group, and by far the most coherent one to date. Flowing like an epic nighttime hike through the damp forest of the Northern California coast, it’s packed to the brim with acoustic sound worlds and moon beams of electricity. Unfolding slowly, It never peaks out, instead drifting along like a dense patch of heavy coastal fog.”
RS 024CD SMITH, STEVEN R.: The Anchorite CD (RS 024CD) 15.00
2008 release. “Originally released in 2006 on Important Records as a limited run LP in their ongoing Arts & Crafts Series, Root Strata is proud to present the reissue of The Anchorite, a dazzling jewel in Smiths substantial discography. Performed live to two track with the aide of tape loops and prerecorded takes, the music maintains a drifting, painterly quality that easily evokes the American west as much as the European east which Smith so lovingly mines for his Hala Strana recordings. Sepia toned and tinged with a luminous distortion, The Anchorite, as the name suggests, is reserved, pulled back and solemn, some kind of hermetic prayer for the end of the world. Beautifully repackaged with new artwork in a heavy black & white gatefold CD case with offset printing.”
RUNNING BACK (GERMANY)
RB 023EP DATABOY78: Thursday 12″ (RB 023EP) 12.00
The story of this record includes anarchic after-hours, laptops, gurner-DJs and the need of pressing something that sounded nice, uplifting, somehow Kompakt, pop-trance and convincing on a 12″. Databoy78 thought the same, so here we go with a seductive and hypnotizing drama. Flip the script for a splendid remix by Zurich’s super DJ Lexx, who houses tings up and gives away a dope Swiss beatz excursion on top of it all.
RVNG INTERNATIONAL
RVNGNL 002.5EP HISTORICS: Infinidelity Part 1 12″ (RVNGNL 002.5EP) 11.00
“The Infinidelity Part 1 12″ flickers to life with a re-work of ‘Fan Fare’ by Tom Croose, a track that swells with a massive drum loop, buzzy bass blasts, and an ominous synth line only to break itself down and accentuate a stark female vocal sample. The glimmering sensibility of Croose’s track pitter-patters over into the buildup of Sir Billy and Creso’s Saturday Crimson Mix of ‘Kinda Personal’, another warm track with its roots grown thick in a heavy kick and its wings beating to the crisp high hat on the up beat. Low Motion Disco’s take on ‘Languages’, a meditative number, recalls the even unfolding of an early morning, the calm of the evening, and the moment before you head into the night for the acid thump of Pink Stallone’s remix of ‘City to City’ and repeat the shimmering cycle.”
RVNGNL 003EP ALLEZ-ALLEZ: Hideous Racket 12″ (RVNGNL 003EP) 11.00
“The cargo of Allez-Allez’s debut EP, Hideous Racket, contains a suspiciously alien sound that could only be kept secret for so long before being smuggled and peddled by RVNG Intl. on the war torn and drug dirtied mutant dance floors. This London lab tech duo staked their claim with social and online experiments and now expand their methodically creative reach with four tracks made for the interstellar overdrive. The EP begins with the melodically rich and playful title track before the aquatic acid house of ‘Seven Down Six Across’ bubbles to the surface to close the a-side. The b-side starts with the James Holden championed ‘Weird Science’, a washy blend of Frippertronic frequencies and a street smart beat, and rounds out with the shimmering Rhythm Ace shuffle of ‘Slump’, described by Optimo’s JD Twitch as ‘Chris & Cosey riding a flying hoover over the city in Blade Runner.’ Designed by Kevin O’Neill at Will Work for Good, each 12″ is packaged with a red or blue vinyl cling allowing your own commentary depending on the mood. First pressing limited to 550 copies.”
SAMADHISOUND
SAMAD 017CD NAKAMURA, TOSHIMARU: Egrets CD (SAMAD 017CD) 15.00
“To fans of free improvisation and the Japanese onkyo, or noise scene, Toshimaru Nakamura needs no introduction; to newcomers, the name of his instrument — the no-input mixing board — may sound forbidding, or mechanistic. But for over a decade, Nakamura has cultivated a world of tones from this unlikely instrument, making music both harsh and mesmerizing, humanist and expansive — with something to lure in music fans of any stripe. ‘Egrets has Toshi’s signature minimalist stamp but sonically there’s a lot more variation to this work,’ says founder of samadhisound David Sylvian. ‘I have great admiration for Toshi, for his sense of discipline, his risk taking, his openness, generosity and intelligence.’ Two guests join Nakamura on this release. ‘Semi’ is a duo with guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, who has collaborated with Nakamura for over a decade. ‘Since we started to play together, we have been functioning as a unit to host guests to form a trio or quartet, sometimes larger. I think that has given a character to our duo. Observing ourselves, it seems like we don’t play’ on’ each other so much. Instead, we reserve some room for other musicians and listeners.’ Their duet is spacious, but complete; Akiyama’s ringing acoustic guitar leaves wide spaces where Nakamura chatters and fizzes, quiet but busy like a bird circling a behemoth. By contrast, this was the first time Nakamura had worked with Arve Henriksen, the in-demand trumpeter and co-founder of the acclaimed electro-acoustic group Supersilent. They met at a 2009 session in London, which was organized by David Sylvian during the recording of his audio installation, When We Return You Won’t Recognize Us. Henriksen recorded duo and solo performances for this project, which Nakamura pared down to breath sounds and instrument noises: we hear every exhalation and every click of the valves on ‘Heater/Refrigerator,’ while on ‘Tane’ the two banter vigorously, bubbling ideas from the guts of one instrument to the other. ‘Egrets’ is presented in a digipak with artwork and design by Chris Bigg, continuing Samadhisound’s commitment to creating beautifully packaged, stunning music.”
SAMAD 018CD BANG, JAN: …And Poppies From Kandahar CD (SAMAD 018CD) 15.00
“Jan Bang’s first album under his own name evokes a powerful sense of place — but it’s not a place you would recognize, or ever expect to find. A descendent of Jon Hassell’s ‘fourth world’ concept, it sketches scenes of struggle and malice, in locales both primitive and urbane. As a producer, Bang stitches it together like a patchwork atlas and then makes the seams disappear: live recordings and studio constructions, old samples and new solos come together to form an exquisite whole. Bang recruits a cast of collaborators from Norway and beyond, who will be familiar to anyone who’s followed his recent productions: trumpeter and vocalist Arve Henriksen, whose albums Cartography and Chiaroscuro were co-produced by Bang; the stunning vocalist Sidsel Endresen, whose captivating turn on ‘The Midwife’s Dilemma’ grows out of a moan and a half-croak; and samadhisound founder David Sylvian, who wrote the titles for each piece and the album as a whole, setting these abstract scenes in a disruptive context. The sounds on …And Poppies From Kandahar come from the studio and the stage, close-mic’d instruments and field recordings, the clank of a bottle and the grandeur of an orchestra. Says Bang, ‘As a ‘samplist’ I collect sounds that may become useful in other situations. It´s much like collecting sand shells without knowing how to use them — just keeping them because of their pure beauty.’ The result transcends idiom or genre. A sample of guitarist Eivind Aarset clicks over humble handclaps on ‘The Midwife’s Dilemma’; trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær solos over a melody by Robert Schumann. ‘Self Injury’ is a hybrid of live and studio tapes, where upright bass casts a pall over Arve Henriksen’s monastic falsetto. And ‘Passport Control’ excerpts ‘Gammler Zen + Hohe Berge’ by Germany’s Kammerflimmer Kollektief, marrying its urgent tempo to wary brass. The conclusion, ‘Exile from Paradise,’ is a performance of Sidsel Endresen’s ‘Undertow’ that was taped at Punkt Festival 2008 — and that features Jon Hassell on trumpet. ‘To me, Jon is one of the most important philosophers of our time. I can hear his influence in a lot of peoples work, including my own.'”
SAMAD 019CD RABELAIS, AKIRA: Caduceus CD (SAMAD 019CD) 15.00
“On his samadhisound debut, Spellewauerynsherde, Akira Rabelais crafted austere settings to found recordings of Icelandic songs of lament. His follow-up, Caduceus, is a different beast — a study of guitar and extreme distortion that’s both harsh and mesmerising. samadhisound founder David Sylvian describes it as ‘caustically romantic’: ‘Akira’s recording presents you with an auditory experience quite unlike any other. It’s by turns a brutal and discomforting ride. Outside of the full-on audio assault, there’s unsettling disquiet in its quietude. Once heard it won’t be forgotten and for those seeking out recorded music that is transformative, experiential, this material has that potency.’ To create the distortion, Rabelais wrote a filter by modeling sources such as fuzz boxes and old guitar pedals. Samples of AM radio also lurk in the mix. ‘You can hear faint fragments of voice in a couple of places on the album. I used static concretely and as a data modeling source. It’s exceptionally tasty… right up there with a wedge of Red Leicester and a well structured Nero d’Avola.’ Several of the pieces on Caduceus evolved in multiple directions, and all but one of the tracks are presented in two parts — for example, the opening and closing cuts, or tracks three and four. ‘As with just about everything I do it’s mostly a matter of listening and waiting for the tracks to reveal their intentions. The album came to have a cinematic quality in my mind’s eye, something like a soundtrack to a Western by Cocteau and Chris Cunningham.’ Listening suggests scenes — the slow-motion gunfight, the hero’s death, the peace of sleeping under the stars. But usually a soundtrack sticks to the background; few films could stand up to Caduceus’ onslaught. Perhaps the most challenging release in samadhisound’s catalogue, Caduceus is rigorous, uncommon, and essential. Its sonic rewards are matched only by the chance to grapple with the personality behind it, which is as mercurial as the title suggests.”
SHITKATAPULT (GERMANY)
STRIKE 113CD BELIAYEVA, XENIA: Ever Since CD (STRIKE 113CD) 15.50
This is the long-awaited debut album from Germany’s Xenia Beliayeva. Since her first releases on Anthony Rother’s Datapunk label, Xenia Beliayeva developed a certain style that she has now mastered. Her first album on T.Raumschmiere’s Shitkatapult sets a landmark in the terrain of today’s dance music: cool, dark, electronic. Tracks like “New Day,” “Satellite,” “Mind Damage” or the title-track “Ever Since” work far beyond the boundaries of club music and reach out to a larger audience. Combined with a futuristic style of love and shadows, Xenia Beliayeva puts this album, produced by mastermind André Winter, in the tradition of dark wave/pop music by the likes of Sisters Of Mercy, Human League, Soft Cell and others. Xenia, born in Moscow, lives in Hamburg nowadays and fits in the actual Shitkatapult roster perfectly alongside a number of electronic music artists that are oriented towards the idea of songwriting — far more than just making tracks.
SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND (NORWAY)
STS 184CD DISKJOKKE: En Fin Tid CD (STS 184CD) 17.00
“At once hypnotic, stomping and futuristic, this record maintains their trippy, epic prog-disco aesthetic without sacrificing melody or subtlety. The album flows like a journey in sound, with each song seamlessly drifting into the next. The album, recorded and entirely self-produced in Diskjokke’s new studio, draws its inspiration from Holger Czukay’s mid-’80s period, Brian Eno, Arthur Russell, European disco, Alan Parsons, Tangerine Dream, Arthur Lyman and Craig Leon.”
SMALLVILLE (GERMANY)
SMALL 020EP MELCHIOR & PRONSATO: Puerto Rican Girls 12″ (SMALL 020EP) 12.00
Both living in Berlin, Melchior & Pronsato connect their world of sound and built one of the loveliest records in the whole universe of reduced deepness. On “Puerto Rican Girls,” Melchior & Pronsato play the most wonderful Rhodes-line ever created, connected with a neverending rhythm that could last for ages, featuring the voice of Ninca Leece. “We Make It Right” brings together what belongs together — a fluffy bass line with a groove that makes the sunshine brighter.
SMUDGE
SMUDGE 001LP VERTICAL SLIT: Slit And Pre-Slit LP (SMUDGE 001LP) 19.00
“‘Originally released in a vanity pressing of 100 copies, this debut by James Michael Shepard & Vertical Slit has long been a holy grail item on many a collector’s list. Legend has it almost 1/4th of the pressing ended up in the hands of luminaries such as Todd Rundgren, John Cale, Robert Fripp & Peter Hamill to name but a few. Musically this stands toe to toe with the cream of Nurse With Wound list prog obscuros AND Acid Archives psych outsiders. Imagine a bridge between Magical Power Makos’ self-titled debut LP& The Decaye’s Ich Bin Ein Spieglei. Mastered in the furnace of the future so to bask in the luminous glow of the past. Edition of 350.’ – Smudge. Legendary 1977 LP of recordings made between August 1974 and January 1977. Very highly recommended!”
SOLEILMOON RECORDINGS
SOL 006CD MUSLIMGAUZE: Iran CD (SOL 006CD) 14.00
“Iran was the first Muslimgauze recording to be released on CD, and therefore occupies a special place in the hearts of Muslimgauze fans. The year was 1988, and Dutch label Staalplaat had recently been introduced to the music of Muslimgauze through their association with Soleilmoon. At the time, Staalplaat was known for their attractively presented cassette releases. Iran was their first CD release, and signaled the start of the label’s transition away from the cassette format. Soleilmoon reissued Iran in America in 1993 after Staalplaat relinquished their rights to the material, although by then more than half a dozen Muslimgauze CDs had been issued by Staalplaat, Soleilmoon and other labels. Iran was available for another five years, until 1998, when it went out of print. The Muslimgauze catalog is profoundly deep, with 200 or more releases, depending on how you count them. Ever the one to love his latest compositions above all others, Bryn Jones, the man behind Muslimgauze, pushed his record labels to issue new product and let older titles go out of print, which for the most part made sense. After all, fans want the newest album, so why keep something old in print? But with the passing of time, the question has been answered: History is relevant, and the old recordings are still important. Thus it is with particularly great happiness and pride that we bring back the first ever Muslimgauze CD. For this reissue the CD packaging has been completely redesigned. The original print films were converted into digital files so that the photographs could be reused, but the essay Breien Met Mist / Zonder Handleiding (Knitting With Fog / Without Manual) written in Dutch by Andrew McKenzie of The Hafler Trio, was deleted, allowing us to put full emphasis on the presentation of the images. The new package is printed entirely on high quality heavyweight papers, and is a work of art in its own right, rivaling the music recorded on the CD it’s designed to hold. A sturdy slipcover pocket holds a black-and-white four-page booklet together with a CD slipcase made with scented, metallic gold paper. It is truly an art object to cherish and treasure.”
SOMETHING (GERMANY)
SOME 013LP LUNATIK SOUND SYSTEM: The Heavy Minded Orchestra 2LP (SOME 013LP) 26.50
Vinyl release. Stephan Laubner aka STL aka Lunatik Sound System invites you to something very special — a journey into the depths of his soulful ambient music. This vinyl double pack contains selected works from the Something CD series and comes strictly limited to 500 copies with no repress! On this beautiful album there are painted, extended listening tracks of orchestral heavy-minded soundscapes, haunting melancholic waves and mellow, dreamy sound sculptures, which can change depth perception when listening carefully and in full-length. Deep and wonderful details drift at the horizons and within the apparent insignificant moments. Take a time-out and enjoy this fascinating music. This Lunatik Sound System double vinyl comes with a full inside/out cover and is meant for collectors and listeners, as well as for ambient DJs or people who want to spice up their mix-set with a nice in or outro.
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS (UK)
SJR 105CD VA: Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou CD (SJR 105CD) 16.00
2010 repress. “Soul Jazz Records are reissuing Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou, new mid-price special box-edition, recorded in Haiti, to coincide with the release of Kanaval their new photography book and music CD about Kanaval in Haiti. Voodoo music recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Voodoo is the sacred African-based religion of Haiti famous for it’s Hollywood-styled image of spirit- possession, sacrifices and walking dead. The music of Voodoo features intense, complex African drum rhythms alongside vocals. The music of voodoo is used to bring spirits into the body of worshippers who become possessed by the spirit that enters their body. Voodoo was brought to Haiti by slaves and later bought about the revolution that made Haiti the first Black republic. Voodoo flourishes in Haiti today and is the lifeline of it’s society. Haiti is next to Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico in the West Indies and consequently the music is a mixture of heavy African rhythms alongside Latin and Jamaican music.” Includes 30-page booklet.
SJR 105LP VA: Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou 2LP (SJR 105LP) 21.00
2010 repress. Double LP version.
STAUBGOLD (GERMANY)
STAUB 084LP KLANGWART: Zwei LP (STAUB 084LP) 17.00
Vinyl release. Staubgold presents a re-issue of the legendary second Klangwart album Zwei (trans. “Two”), originally released on the group’s own Klangstelle label in 1999. It is strictly limited to 200 copies in clear vinyl with the original artwork. “Both ‘Zweitoneins’ and ‘Zweitonzwei’ are powerful drone pieces. In the first, a single tone bends and wavers like an airfoil caught in a relentless monochord cross-current. A grand ascent into the airstream caps 17 minutes of adamantly grounded variations in aerodynamic drag and lift. Imagine Tony Conrad bowing one viola note so aggressively as to achieve lift-off. The shimmering flux of ‘Zweitonzwei’ is far less assertive — an aurora of diaphanous haze that gathers, hovers, and dissipates within the undefiled acoustic space shared by Jliat, Organum, and Harry Bertoia.” –Gil Gershman
STRANGE ATTRACTORS AUDIO HOUSE
SAAH 060LP MY EDUCATION: Sunrise LP (SAAH 060LP) 17.00
LP version. “Comprised of pieces from the band’s original score for F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, My Education has discovered the perfect forum for which to flex their compositional muscles, achieving ever-transcendent musical heights in the process. This original score was perfected over the last two years through live scoring to the film, performed at sold out shows from coast-to-coast throughout the USA. Just as the music provides new context to the film as a live accompaniment, Sunrise flashes brightly from the speakers, sparking vivid and lush imagery for the listener. Finding parallels to the timeless soundtracks-as-albums Popol Vuh composed for a number of Werner Herzog’s films — music with such visual distinction that it went on to become both synonymous with the screen and the band’s legacy — Sunrise leaps onto celluloid with confident grace, distinguishing itself as My Education’s most diverse and mature release yet.”
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES
SF 055CD SOULEYMAN, OMAR: Jazeera Nights: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria CD (SF 055CD) 15.00
Repressed. On tour in the U.S. right now! Sublime Frequencies is honored to present Omar Souleyman’s third Western collection on disc. This retrospective features live recordings spanning 15 years of Omar’s tireless repertoire, and is rife with frenzied Syrian dabke (a regional folkloric dance and party music), Iraqi choubi and a host of Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish styles, among others — an amalgamation that exemplifies the musical essence of Northeastern Syria. Culled from cassettes recorded between 1995 and 2009, this collection offers a further rare glimpse into Syrian street-level dabke folk-pop — a phenomena seldom heard in the West, not previously deemed serious enough for export by the Syrians and rarely, if ever, included on the import agenda of worldwide academic musical committees. Over the years, Souleyman’s popularity has risen steadily and the group tirelessly performs concerts throughout Syria and has accepted invitations to perform abroad in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. In 2006, Sublime Frequencies partnered with Omar to release Highway To Hassake (SF 031CD), the first compilation of his works to be issued in the West. The success of this release and the video for the song “Leh Jani” helped see Souleyman and his group invited for their first Western tour in 2009 alongside label-mates Group Doueh from the Western Sahara. This successful tour quickly elevated Souleyman to the status of an international legend — and deservedly so. This release coincides with the beginning of Omar’s 2010 international tour in May which will take him to the UK, the European mainland, and hopefully the U.S. and Canada. CD features a full-color 8-page booklet with great photos, a general overview of the lyrics translated into English and liner notes by compiler Mark Gergis.
THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC CO.
GA 215CD JAMES, ELMORE: The Best Of Elmore James Vol. 2 CD (GA 215CD) 12.50
“Best of Elmore James, Vol 2 is a comprehensive package of hit, rarities and b-sides. The CD contains 18 tracks and new liner notes from blues historian Bill Dahl. Elmore James’ influential slide guitar has garnered him a place in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.”
TIGERSUSHI (FRANCE)
TSR 020CD VA: Tigersushi Presents More G.D.M. X – 10 Years Of Goddam Music 2CD (TSR 020CD) 18.00
Tigersushi celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2010, the year of the Tiger. Ten years of activism, love, and artistic ambition. To celebrate, the label releases a double compilation: More G.D.M. X, a retrospective as much as a glance into the future. A lot of unreleased exclusive tracks, some confirmed hits and some personal classics. The first CD (“Easy”) shows the bright pop side of Tigersushi with songs by Poni Hoax, Panico, Principles Of Geometry, Krikor And The Hillbillies, while the second CD, mixed by Joakim, explores the more experimental, inner-side of Tigersushi with K.I.M., Jackson, Joakim, and Discipline. Other artists include: My Sister Klaus, DyE, In Flagranti, Freddie Mas, Nakion, Desmond & The Tutus, King Of Town, Maestro, Crackboy, and Guillaume Teyssier.
TOMPKINS SQUARE
TSQ 2387CD FAIRFIELD, FRANK: Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts CD (TSQ 2387CD) 13.00
Subtitled: Rare and unheralded gramophone recordings from around the world — (1916-1964). “On this, the first release on Frank Fairfield’s Tompkins Square imprint, Pawn Records, Fairfield presents an exciting collection of reissued recordings from his personal 78 rpm record collection. It provides a broad view of the ‘Gramophone era,’ specifically concerning the recording of vernacular music from around the world: from Atlanta, Georgia to Kisumu, Kenya; from the ’10s to the ’60s. The records have been beautifully transferred by the highly respected record collector and producer Michael Kieffer. Frank’s self-titled debut album on Tompkins Square has won over fans like Greil Marcus and Ry Cooder, and landed Frank opening spots for Fleet Foxes and Brendan Benson. Pitchfork ran an extensive interview with Frank in their new column The Out Door, and he’s been a staple on Greg Vandy’s show on KEXP, Seattle.” Includes 16-page booklet with notes on each track by Fairfield.
TRAUM (GERMANY)
TRAUM 126EP MOONBEAM: Distance 12″ (TRAUM 126EP) 12.00
Moonbeam’s track “Distance” carries the haunted and ghostly feeling of the ’80s, with spine-tingling melodies which have always been the strength of their music. “The Underwater World” dives headlong into deep, dubbed techno soaked in bass, while at the same time, unbelievably colorful melodies appear as friendly “invaders.” This track is a masterpiece and will be transformed into a visual piece of art by Moonbeam themselves, on the day of the release.
TRUTH & SOUL
TSLP 009LP LEONHART & THE AVRAMINA 7, MICHAEL: Seahorse And The Storyteller LP (TSLP 009LP) 19.00
LP version. “Over the past 10 years, Michael Leonhart has performed and/or recorded with some of the best names in music. Some of those names include Yoko Ono, Mos Def, Steely Dan, Brian Eno, James Brown, Bill Withers, David Byrne, and Todd Rundgren, not to mention the 50 plus recordings he has appeared on for Truth & Soul. However, Seahorse and The Storyteller, is the first time the world will be exposed to the psychedelic, reverb drenched, and highly intimate music that has surfaced solely from the imagination of Michael Leonhart. While on the road with Steely Dan in 2005, Leonhart came up with the idea to record a concept record that would meld the styles of Bollywood funk scores, ’60s psychedelic rock, and the mythical storytelling of artists like Peter, Paul, & Mary and Donovan. Seahorse and The Storyteller is a modern musical opera that in the words of Leonhart, ‘tells the story of two mythical creatures who meet, fall in love and begin piecing together the mysteries of each others’ past.’ Seahorse is a record that defines genre generalizations and will prove to be one of the most enjoyable and interesting records of 2010. With quirky arrangements featuring strings, mellotron, fuzz guitar, horns, vibes, farfisa, gang vocals, and practically every percussion instrument under the sun, Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 have created a new and unique sound that heavily draws influence from artists like R.D Burman, The Beatles, Fela Kuti, and ’60s psychedelia, but manages to sound completely fresh and new and like nothing else out there.”
TZADIK
TZ 7383 ZORN, JOHN: The Goddess – Music For The Ancient Of Days CD (TZ 7383) 14.50
“Continuing in the mystical tradition of In Search of the Miraculous, The Goddess is a stunning collection of Odes in celebration of Women in Myth, Magick and Ritual throughout the Ages. Expanding the ever-growing Alhambra ensemble with the searing guitar of Marc Ribot and the evocative harp of Carol Emanuel, the music takes on a lush orchestral sound and more than a touch of the feminine. Blending an hypnotic minimalist propulsion with the complex cinematic sweep of Zorn’s fast changing extended file card compositions, the music develops from moment to moment in ways both surprising and inevitable. Breathtaking and hauntingly beautiful, The Goddess is a lyrical treat for your ears!”
TZ 8151 MALKIEL, RAFI: Water CD (TZ 8151) 14.50
“Born in Israel and now based in New York, Rafi Malkiel is a composer/performer of remarkable creativity and versatility. Active for many years as a trombonist in the Latin, jazz and Downtown music scenes he has performed and recorded with Loren Schoenberg, Willie Colon, Reggie Workman and Ray Anderson among many others. Lyrical and edgy, Rafi is joined here by verteran choro master Anat Cohen and a large ensemble of horns and strings for a beautiful program of New Jewish originals. Lush, driving and utterly delightful!”
TZ 8152 CHARMING HOSTESS: The Bowls Project CD (TZ 8152) 14.50
“The Bowls Project is an exciting new recording by Charming Hostess, one of the most consistently creative and explorative ensembles working today. Based on inscriptions found on ancient Babylonian Jewish amulets, the texts speak of mysticism and magic, angels and demons, and the trials and joys of love and sex. Especially audible are the voices of women here– their work, hopes, and dreams. Using music drawn from the rich traditions of the Babylonian Jews and sources both Jewish and African, The Bowls Project is one of the most personal projects to date by this radical west coast ensemble.”
UNIVERSAL SOUND (UK)
US 016CD VA: Voodoo Drums CD (US 016CD) 16.00
2010 repress. “Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing Voodoo Drums, recorded in Haiti, to coincide with the release of Kanaval, their new photography book and music CD about Kanaval in Haiti. 19 rhythms of Haitian Voodoo drumming! Recorded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this record features The Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinen. This music is at the heart of both Latin and African music and this CD explains the connections between the music of Africa, The West Indies and onto America. These rhythms feature heavily in dance music today, especially with artists such as Masters At Work, Joe Claussel, Osunlade and others.”
UPON YOU (GERMANY)
UY 035EP MESTENO, MATHIAS: Mustangs In Utah 12″ (UY 035EP) 12.00
Danish foreign affairs correspondent Mathias Mesteño has returned after an extensive visit to Chicago Soundscapes, managing to sneak a suitcase full of classic house tracks through customs. Mesteño’s crafty little fingers have combined three decades of musical history with samples and inspiration, long breaks and warm kick drums, turning them into modern club tracks. “Buckskin” pounds with its dusty boiler beats, while “El Mestengo” proudly grooves itself. As to be expected, the Chicago expert proves that he’s fearless with “Bareback.”
VINYL LOVERS (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
VL 900618LP OZRIC TENTACLES: Curious Corn LP (VL 900618LP) 24.00
“1997’s Curious Corn finds our favourite DIY neo-psych space rockers rocking around the universe once again with a genre-defying mix of Eastern / African-influenced synth / glissando guitar-driven grooves. With each new release the Ozrics seem to top themselves and when this came out over a decade ago it had fans and critics raving that this was their best release yet. Here the Ozrics, featuring Ed Wynne on six-string guitar and synth, John Egan on flute, Seaweed on synth, Rad on drums and Zia on bass, take listeners ever deeper down the rabbit hole… a satisfying journey for those who dare to follow.”
VL 901059LP SUN RA ARKESTRA: Egypt Strut LP (VL 901059LP) 24.00
“In 1983 Sun Ra travelled to Egypt — the land of great African kings and perhaps descendants of an alien race, and therefore, a kind of spiritual homeland for Ra — to record two compositions by the godfather of Egyptian jazz, percussionist Salah Ragab. The second piece, ‘Dawn’, is a composition based on an Islamic hymn sung during the Arabic month of ‘Shawall’ and features Ra playing the Hohner melodica. This record is particularly significant because, despite Ra’s enormous discography and tours to all corners of the globe, this is one of the few times he ever recorded with a non-African American musician. Perhaps Ra was intrigued by the fact that the two men shared the same initials? Or perhaps he was drawn to his exceptional talent as a percussionist… knowing Ra it was probably a little of both. Also includes ‘Watusa’, recorded live at ‘Il Capo’ Jazz club in Cairo in January 1984.” Backcover notes by Hartmut Geerken.
WAGON REPAIR (CANADA)
WAG 064EP HRDVSION: Where Did You Just Go? EP 12″ (WAG 064EP) 12.00
This 12″ features tracks from the full-length release Where Did You Just Go? (WAG 064CD) from Canadian Nathan Jonson aka Hrdvsion. Where Did You Just Go? takes the listener to a variety of places, at least some of which will doubtless be new to many ears. A non-compromising creator of glitch-heavy electronic music for the last decade or so, Hrdvsion has finally matched his esoteric vision to the more formal structures of house, techno and electro/breakbeat.
WATER
WATER 243CD BORGES, LO: Lo Borges CD (WATER 243CD) 15.00
“Originally released in 1972, Lo Borges’ solo debut is a stunning piece of post-bossa nova Brazilian pop music. Combining influences ranging from soul, jazz, pop, psychedelic, and bossa nova with brilliant musicianship and wild arrangements, Lo Borges is one of the finest Brazilian records of the 1970s, if not ever. Borges emerged out of the Clube de Esquina musical collective, from the state of Minas Gerais, along with Milton Nascimento, a movement that rivaled the brilliance of the more well known Tropicalismo. Absolutely brilliant and available on CD in the USA for the first time ever.”
WATER 244CD WHITE, BUKKA: Mississippi Blues CD (WATER 244CD) 15.00
“Originally recorded in 1963 for John Fahey’s Takoma record label, Mississippi Blues, is one of the finest albums White produced during his later period, after being rediscovered by the folk revival of the early 1960s. A pre-war country-blues artist of the highest order, White, like many of his contemporaries had lived in obscurity for many years, but his great talent remained.”
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This week: Hello customers and happy Summer!! This week we are happy to be bringing you the new album from Toronto faves The Birthday Massacre, to be released this September on Metropolis Records! Also, and for a limited time, we have the original Birthday Massacre BLUE DVD back in stock. Only a few copies remain of this gem, so order fast if you want one! Out Of Line present Amphi Festival 2010 featuring Skinny Puppy, Combichrist, Diary of Dreams, And One, Ashbury Heights, Asp, and many more on one compilation for a great price! Prometheus Burning returns with a double-CD release that comes in a limited edition “Brilliant White” DVD style enclosure box! Order fast to avoid disappointment. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult’s new Wax Trax years set finds its way to a limited edition fan-only tin-boxset. Limited to only 69 copies worldwide, the box comes with a mini-CD not available anywhere else! Funker Vogt’s new single will featur remixes from Rotersand, Faderhead and Komor Kommando! Caustic Records announce a release from dark ambient group Endless Asylum. Atlanta’s Attention System drop their debut album. A new Gothic Compilation double CD features Zeraphine, Lacrimosa, Tying Tiffany, Painbastard, SAM, Shiv-R and more! Umbra et Imago release their last album ever in Opus Magnus. Nilaihah Records gives us two releases to start the summer from Null Device and newcomer Silent Auction. The always-busy Advoxya drop three albums: Total Pain Kollapz, Larva, and Aktive.hate all have new material available in July! Thanks for reading!!!

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THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE is on PINS AND NEEDLES!!!

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE “PINS AND NEEDLES”

Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the The Birthday Massacre creates a captivating hybrid of 80’s electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with cinematically dark melodic progressions. With the new album entitled Pins And Needles, The Birthday Massacre further refines the unique sound explored on the bands highly acclaimed previous albums: Walking With Strangers, Violet, and the classic debut Nothing and Nowhere. From the opening notes of the lead off track “In The Dark” to the closing chimes of “Secret”, it is evident that Pins And Needles is The Birthday Massacre at its collective best. The interplay of driving guitar and rhythm sections, the captivating vocals, and atmospheric keyboards envelop listener. With Pins And Needles, The Birthday Massacre once again lead us down the rabbit hole, and once again invite us the explore the magical wonderland it has created. Released on Metropolis and available September 14th, 2010.

01. In The Dark
02. Always
03. Pale
04. Control
05. Shallow Grave
06. Sideways
07. Midnight
08. Pins And Needles
09. Two Hearts
10. Sleepwalking
11. Secret
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BACK IN STOCK FOR A LIMITED TIME!!

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE “BLUE – DVD”
Back in stock for a short while (we have only a handful of copies left!!). This is the North American version of The Birthday Massacre’s first DVD, self-produced by the band in 2005 to celebrate their amazing video for the song Blue. Behind the scenes footage, making-of, and photo gallery included, plus bonus Birthday Massacre videos! Approximate running time is 25 minutes; 4/3 aspect ratio; stereo; NTSC.

Blue Video
The making of Blue
Video Kid
Violet
Nevermind
Photo Gallery
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AMPHI 2010… Combichrist, Skinny Puppy, And One…

VARIOUS “AMPHI FESTIVAL 2010”
The Amphi Festival, taking place every summer in Cologne, has become an absolute must-go for the global dark alternative music scene and features not only an absolutely smashing line up, this year around, but also a record attendance, as it has already been sold out more than one month in advance. The official festival compilation sports a representative cross section of the most important groups performing at this year’s festival with their most recent hits and club-compatible remixes. With Blutengel, Combichrist, And One, ASP, Ashbury Heights, Eisbrecher, Diary Of Dreams, Letzte Instanz, Skinny Puppy, Solitary Experiments and many more, the disc features some of the scene’s most popular and successful acts from all ends of the musical spectrum. “Amphi Festival 2010” will be hitting the shops on the festival weekend at the price of an EP. Whether you will want it as festival memorabilia, as a starting point for new discoveries or as an excellent party mix: “Amphi Festival 2010” will be the compilation you will not want to miss! Released on Out Of Line and available July 23rd, 2010.

1. Ashbury Heights “Medicine”
2. Blutengel “Schneekönigin”
3. Welle: Erdball „Ich bin aus Plastik!“
4. Faderhead “Escape From The Machine (Demo Version)”
5. Diary Of Dreams “King Of Nowhere (Club Mix)”
6. Rabia Sorda “Mirrors and Knives”
7. Skinny Puppy “ugLi”
8. Combichrist “Get Out Of My Head”
9. Extize „Hellektrostar (Reaper Remix)“
10. Eisbrecher „Eiszeit“
11. ASP “Kokon (Horror Vacui Mix)”
12. Leaves Eyes “The Battle Of Maldon”
13. Letzte Instanz „Die eine“
14. Din A Tod „Westwerk“
15. Solitary Experiments “Immortal (Cephalgy Mix)”
16. Destroid “Leaving Ground”
17. And One “Steine sind Steine (LP Version)”
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***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!

PROMETHEUS BURNING “DISPLACEMENT DISORDER”
Double Disk CD in a Unique “Brilliant White” DVD style enclosure box set case! Nearly two years after their well received Crunch Pod release “Plague called huMANity”, the female fronted Electro-Industrial duo Prometheus Burning returns to the spotlight with their latest double disk opus “Displacement Disorder”. Displacement Disorder is a powerfully diverse and versatile album, blurring the line between electronic genres and pumping fresh blood into the Industrial scene. While sonically unique, Displacement Disorder will be easily accessible to any fan of Dark Electronic and Industrial music. From distorted dancefloor killing beats to complex chaotic noise, blasting female vocals to grinding synth leads, this album is Prometheus Burnings most ambitious work yet and sure to please the ears of intimate listeners and club stompers alike. For fans of Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, Imminent, Synapscape, Proyecto Mirage. Limited (500 copies worldwide) 2CD box version which includes 2 stickers, 2 postcards and a button. Released on Augmented Records and available July 23rd, 2010.

CD1 Displacement Disorder:
01 – Violator [v2]
02 – Suffering in Silence
03 – Mindbenders
04 – Anonymous Death Threats
05 – Unpleasant Presence
06 – Flesh Addict [Nikki’s Big Flapping Vagina mix]
07 – Victim Complex
08 – Left Hand Down
09 – The Ultimate Evil
10 – Violator [remixed by Imminent]
13 – October [bonus track]

CD2 Four Pi Movement – Murder in the RAW:
01 – Raining Ashes
02 – Banishing Ritual
03 – Flying Goat Eye
04 – Gathering
05 – The Shadow People Take Control
06 – No One Can Hear You
07 – Hairline Trigger
08 – Without Reason or Justification
09 – CrazyGeorgeDotCom
10 – Black Essence
11 – Exiting the Spiral
12 – The Beast Growls
22 – The Bishop, The Duke, The Magistrate, The President [bonus track]
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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT “SINISTER WHISPERZ – BOX 2 – DELUXE LIMITED TIN BOX”
A third version of the Sinister Whisperz collection emerges from Rustblade and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult!! Watch out, this version comes in a metal tin box special designed by the TKK team, and is LIMITED TO ONLY 69 COPIES WORLDWIDE! Guaranteed to become a collector’s item, this fan’s only set contains the Sinister Whisperz CD, the like in San Antonio bonus disc, as well as a mini-disc exclusive to this box featuring remixes by KetVector and Detune-X! Also comes with 2 POSTCARDS + BOOKMARK + 2 STICKERS + 1 PIN. Order fast or forever hold your peace! Released on Rustblade and available July 30th, 2010.

1 And This Is What The Devil Does
2 Burning Dirt
3 Do U Fear (For You’re Child?)
4 Nervous Xians
5 The Days Of Swine & Roses
6 These Remains
7 Shock Of Point 6
8 A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
9 Ride The Mindway
10 Kooler Than Jesus
11 Leathersex
12 A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover…’Cuz It’s Hot
13. Satana Rising

CD “LIVE IN SAN ANTONIO 6/10/90” – Tracking List:
1 And This Is What The Devil Does
2 A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
3 Gateway To Hell
4 The Days Of Swine & Roses
5 These Remains
6 On This Rack
7 Burning Dirt
8 X Communication
9 Do You Fear (for your child?)
10 Ride The Mindway

MINI CD BONUS:
1. remix by KetVector
2. remix by Detune-X
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FUNKER VOGT “ARISING HERO”
Completing what began in 1998 with the single Tragic Hero followed by the CD Fallen Hero in 2005, Arising Hero is the third and final part of the trilogy. The Hero saga is a sort of first person perspective tale about an unnamed soldier fighting an unknown war. Part one found him observing the sorrow and destruction around him. The second chapter found him called to arms once again seemingly resigned to face his fate in the face of an overwhelming enemy. Finally, 12 years after the start of the hero saga Funker Vogt tells the final fate of the Hero character. Will he find peace, redemption? The Arising Hero single features six distinctive takes on the song, including remixes by Rotersand, Faderhead and Komor Kommando as well as a b-side. Released on Metropolis and available september 14th, 2010.

01. Arising Hero (Club Mix)
02. Arising Hero (Rotersand Rework)
03. Arising Hero – Redemption
04. My Innermost (Noblesse Oblige Remix)
05. Arising Hero (Faderhead Remix)
06. Arising Hero – Revolution
07. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando)
08. My Innermost (Loop Mix)
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ENDLESS ASYLUM “DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL – BEYOND MENTAL ILLNESS”
CAUSTIC RECORDS presents, ENDLESS ASYLUM, “Danvers State Hospital-Beyond Mental Illness”, the awaited debut album of this new solo project performed by Sathorys Elenorth ( Der Blaue Reiter, Narsilion, Lugburz). Schizophrenic obscure ambient inspired in the lunatic asylum “Danvers State Hospital”. A dark journey, across the human insane mind, exploring claustrophobic passages beyond the blackened side of the death. Maybe you can cross the gates of insanity, but never more will come back!! released on Caustic Records and available July 15th, 2010.

1. The journey of Marie Bartel
2. Schizophrenia
3. Chilhood in the asylum
4. The lobotomist
5. Into de deep silence and suffering
6. Beyond mental illness
7. The voice of Danvers/When the gates of oblivion was closed forever
8. Video track. Shizophrenia – official videoclip
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ATTENTION SYSTEM “WAIT FOR MY SIGNAL”
ATTENTION SYSTEM is an electro act from Atlanta / USA, that names as main influences the ‘obvious’ acts that come in mind when listening to electrom, such as: VNV Nation, Covenant, Combichrist, Icon of Coil, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Apoptygma Berzerk etc., but also less ‘obvious’ influences from acts such as The Cure, Clan of Xymox, Laibach, Daft Punk, Jean-Michel Jarre and others! The first time ATTENTION SYSTEM sat down together with their instruments in the summer of 2008, they had one common goal in mind: to write music that would make people dance. With darkwave and punk at their core, Brian Fisher (vocals, keys), Joshua Broughton (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Davis (guitar), Chris Edmonds (bass) and Jason Curtis (drums) were ready for something new. Dabbling in the world of electronics, they´ve managed to fuse ´80s synth pop ith their darker undertones – and they´ve created what they only half-jokingly like to call “a rock band who´s mugged an electronica band and s digging through a stolen, dirty pair of pants for extra synth lines.” They´ve been compared to countless other electro acts, but Attention System´s music packs a heavier punch while remaining highly danceable. In 2008 ATTENTION SYSTEM independently released a self produced EP which earned the band generous local and regional radio airplay, plus a (US-) nationally televised commercial for the DIY Network. In just over a year the band has gone from unknown local act to headlining packed weekend shows in Atlanta´s notorious underground rock and dance venues. Their live shows have generated citywide buzz, landing them numerous opening slots for national acts and the Readers Choice Award for Best New Music Act in The Creative Loafing’s Best Of Atlanta 2009 edition. Released on PaterNoster and available July 9th, 2010.

01 Resistant Transistor
02 Now’s Your Time
03 Siren’s City
04 Bot Killer
05 Drastic Measures
06 Miss Machine
07 Alibi [For a Paranoid Existence]
08 The Curious Times
09 Radio Silence
10 Die Trying
11 Nothing in My Head
12 Intruder
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VARIOUS “GOTHIC COMPILATION 48”
Big names from the Dark Wave and Gothic scene next to recent newcomers, that’s the long-lasting and successful concept of the „Gothic“ compilation series. This time compiled by Martin Sprissler, Carsten Girke and Thomas Thyssen, the double CD comes packaged in a six-panel digipak. Released on Bat Believer and available July 9th, 2010.

CD1
01 ZERAPHINE   „Louisa“   4.03
02 LACRIMOSA   „Sellador (clubmix)“   4.39
03 INDICA   „As If“   3.24
04 THE LOVECRAVE   “And Scream”   4.23
05 EISBRECHER   „Eiszeit“   3.39
06 UMBRA ET IMAGO   “Perfect Baby”   4.14
07 LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE   „Dead Heart Serenade“   3.25
08 THE OTHER   „The Lovesick Mind“   5.10
09 THE CRIMSON GHOSTS   „Ghastly Ever After“   2.26
10 DEAD END GUYS   „1000 Black Hearts“   3.01
11 EIGHT LEGS   „Cloak & Dagger“   2.54
12 BLOODY DEAD AND SEXY   „City Ghosts“   4.54
13 YOU SAY PARTY WE SAY DIE   „xxxx Loyalty“   3.23
14 WILLIAM CONTROL   „I’m Only Human Sometimes“   3.30
15 TYING TIFFANY   „Lost Way“   3.20
16 DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY   „We Fade Forever“   4.34
17 RESIST   „Tattooed“   4.01
18 NOBLESSE OBLIGÉ   “Beck And Call”   4.33
19 ROMAN FISCHER   “Lightscapes”   3.15
20 AL ANDALUZ PROJECT   „Maravillosos“   4.24

CD2
01 PAINBASTARD   „S.I.N. (Seele In Not)“   4.28
02 ESC   „Proprioception“    4.26
03 ORANGE SECTOR   „I Hate You“   2.54
04 X-RX   „Virus Infect“   4.20
05 FREAKANGEL   „My Darling Bullet“   4.18
06 SAM   „Halluzinogen“   3.59
07 KANT KINO   „This Is Why“   5.14
08 SHE’S ALL THAT   „Jump 1.2.3.4“   3.25
09 WELLE: ERDBALL   „Zurück Zum Start“   3.07
10 DAS PRÄPARAT   „Folge Mir“   3.32
11 X MARKS THE PEDWALK   „Facer (short cut)“   3.43
12 MERGEL KRATZER   „Iso (minimale mix by MK)“   5.28
13 BEATI MORTUI   „Deathrow (feat. B. KRAMM)“   3.56
14 SHIV-R   „Suffer“   5.13
15 LEAETHERSTRIP   „I Feel Human“   4.56
16 RE:\LEGION   „Trance: Formation“   5.46
17 BLIND EFFECTS   „Assholes Like Me“   4.33
18 WHITE PULP   „Just Like Me“   3.40
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UMBRA ET IMAGO “OPUS MAGNUS”
They took the breath of both the music world and the media away for more than two decades: Umbra Et Imago from Karlsruhe is a trendsetter in many aspects. As the first group ever, founding member Mozart’s band performed a spectacular as well as artistic S&M show. Mozart himself became the figurehead of a subculture that made waves far beyond the reaches of the gothic scene. Thanks to his duet with female boxing world champion Regina Halmich (“Schlag Mich”), he caused an uproar in the popular press. With “Opus Magnus”, the band’s final hour has come. At least as far as the production of records is concerned – the group will continue to perform live. With the ginger liqueur manufacturer “Dracula”, a suitable cooperation partner was found for the grand finale. Released on Kussy Frosch and available July 9th, 2010.

1 Ohne dich Single E.
2 Perfect Baby
3 Depressionen
4 Gebet Nr. 1
5 Liebeslied
6 Kokainsong
7 Is This Love
8 Hexxenhammer
9 Ignoranz
10 Ode an die Musik
11 Sonntagsandacht
12 Wanderers Nachtlied
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NULL DEVICE “SUSPENDING BELIEF”
Madison, WI -based electronic band Null Device is releasing their fourth full-length album “Suspending Belief” June 22nd on Nilaihah Records, to coincide with their first US tour. Building on their previous works, the new album continues to fuse contemporary club music styles with traditional elements from the Middle East and India. An they take that quite literally. According to the band’s press release “Suspending Belief” combines ‘the most inspired bits of Bollywood filmi, Panjabi bhangra, Arabic classical poetry, trance, house, dubstep, and breakbeat with strong vocals and compelling pop hooks’. Released on Nilaihah and available July 16th, 2010.

01. Fearful Symmetry
02. Notes from the Fallen
03. Blades of Grass (feat. Raya Wolfsun)
04. Teapots Orbiting
05. Many Forms (feat. Raya Wolfsun)
06. Waterproof
07. Breathe You In
08. The Rim’s Edge
09. Blow My Mind
10. Inkblots
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SILENT AUCTION “H ON EARTH”
A band to watch as they emerge from the underground, playing a great combination of catchy tunes, edgy lyrical sarcasm, & quality electronic production. With both radio friendly lyrics & pop culture melodies, Silent Auction works to create a fusion between the underground & mainstream, building a bridge between both worlds through music. Released on Nilaihah and avaialble July 16th, 2010.

01. Beautiful Mess
02. Reverie
03. Detour
04. Good Girl
05. Restless
06. Fast Lane
07. Rhythm
08. Heart Attack
09. What Remains
10. Blue Face
11. Freedom and Chance
12. NB Sadness
13. Reverie (mind.in.a.box remix)
14. Heart Attack (Cosmicity remix)
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TOTAL PAIN KOLLAPZ “SURVIVE THE EVERYDAY”
Zombie-EBM sound is back! The personal anger management project Total Pain Kollapz from Sweden are back with the second release from the band. After the the debut album “Hell is not heaven” released by the U.S label Hypervoxx records in 2007, mr Pettersson gives us the brand new “Survive the everyday”. Harsh cold chilling EBM from the inside of his brain lets him release the rage and frustration of daily life through music. The new album contains 15 new songs and remixes inculding the dark underground hit “Where are u” in a new clubmix . The sound is still dark and hard with a monotonous beat that would fit nice in any horror movie as well as in any club. So lets be fascinated of the TPK experience or just dance you ass of to this awesome new album from this dark swede. Released on Advoxya and available July 30th, 2010.

1. This World.
2. Let Me Die.
3. I.H.M.S.
4. Where Are U (2009 club mix).
5. Locked.
6. The Sinners Last Wish.
7. In You Face.
8. Warzone.
9. Survive The Everyday.
10. Scum.
11. Evil Inside (u 2 blame).
12. The Conversation.
13. Stay.
14. March Of The Dead (Fishstick Happy Pill Mix).
15. The Sinners Last  Wish (Death Under Siege Mix).
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LARVA “ENTRE AGUJAS”
Going down to the Larva’s world; where the pain and the anger will fill your soul. Where the dense atmosphere and the putrid air slips to your bones. Where you will feel the fear, and the loneliness. Like a 14 needles stuck in your brain; 14 Larva songs seen through some talented band’s eyes (Deadjump, M-Virus, Asseptic Room, etc). With their own vision, and character; a mixture of darkness, sadness, aggressiveness cooked by each of the artists participating in this CD. strictly limited edition. Released on Advoxya and available July 30th, 2010.

01.- OJOS SECOS (PLACER ANAL MIX BY LARVA)
02.- MADRE (TE ECHO DE MENOS MIX BY MORBID MIND)
03.- OJOS SECOS (RE-VIOLATED MIX BY EXTINCTION FRONT)
04.- THE HATED (REMIX BY DEADJUMP)
05.- THE HATED (ACID MIX BY F.Y.L.)
06.- COCKROACHES (EBM MIX BY TECH NOMADER)
07.- MASSGRAVE (GUITAR MIX BY DAVID AKELARRE)
08.- THE DEVIL INSIDE OF ME (EXPERIMENTAL MIX BY A INDUSTRYA)
09.- ROTTEN DISEASE (OLD SCHOOL MIX BY ASSEPTIC ROOM)
10.- MASSGRAVE (COR MIX BY DE_TOT_COR)
11.- MASSGRAVE (REMIX BY SAY JUST WORDS)
12.- MASSGRAVE (REMIX BY XPERIMENT)
13.- THE DEVIL INSIDE OF ME (REMIX BY M-VIRUS)
14.- THE DEVIL INSIDE OF ME (REMIX BY STIGMATROZ)
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AKTIVE.HATE “IN TERROREM”
Another great newcomer on our label and also one more great debut. This time from Portugal. Near two years after releasing his debut web-free release and one year after putting off his second demo record, Alex mr. ISK (electrobrain behind the project Aktive.Hate) is on the air again with 15 fresh unreleased songs. His first physical debut outfit “In Terrorem” demonstrates the deep potential and talent in all synthpop and dark-electro genres. Aktive.Hate is one of the most interesting acts among the young breeds of electro-scene. Created in 2007 to explore a slightly different vein of sound, Aktive.Hate evolved into a presence of it’s own, slowly defining itself as more than just a secondary offshoot. Dealing with both hate and love, pain and pleasure, this music strives to touch all the spektrum of human feelings. Dirty, dark, and vicious. Hurtful, sorrowful and hateful. Released on Advoxya and available July 30th, 2010.

01.- My Own God.
02.- FU.
03.- Sore Eyes.
04.- Knee Deep.
05.- Mixed Feelings.
06.- Diseased.
07.- Phantom.
08.- 00h00.
09.- Sacramentum.
10.- Play The Game.
11.- Handful Of Nothing.
12.- Trigger Happy.
13.- Chemicals.
14.- Bipolar.
15.- Play The Game (twilight freakshow Monster and Servant mix).
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***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!

ABSURD MINDS – SERVE OR SUFFER – NOW OUT!!

Artoffact Records presents the first new Absurd Minds CD in five years featuring 13 addictive tracks of emotional diversity and memorable compositions. Having released five studio albums and several EPs to wide acclaim, Absurd Minds return this Spring with the new album Serve Or Suffer. For over a decade, Dresden, Germany-based trio Absurd Minds have been making EBM and synthpop music that has engaged listeners and impressed DJs. The band has collaborated with some of the scene’s most important artists and has been tapped to do remixes for The Cruxshadows, SITD, Lights of Euphoria , and many others. Ten years after the first release, Absurd Minds has not lost any of their energy or independence. Serve or Suffer surprises and will go down as classic industrial for the 21st century.

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ASCII.DISKO – STAY GOLD FOREVER GOLD – NOW OUT!!
Online NOW: Ascii.Disko Fansets, CD, T-shirts, Posters, and more!!

Stay Gold Forever Gold is the name of the third CD from German-Spanish electro-house outfit Ascii.Disko. The album features the blazing new single Jawbreaker as well as mastering by Codec of Codec & Flexor fame. Ascii.Disko has been an important figure in house, synthpop, and EBM circles since L’Age D’Or released the debut Einfach EP in 2002. Along the way, Ascii.Disko has collaborated with the likes of The Presets, Punx Soundcheck, Kloq, Mini, and many others. With two full-lengths under their belt and nearly 20 12″ releases, Ascii.Disko is in high demand as a DJ and performer the world over. Stay Gold Forever Gold cements Ascii.Disko’s status as one of the highest energy electronic acts featuring 12 tracks of non-stop dancefloor shakers and nearly 80 minutes of music!

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ARTOFFACT 2010:

AOF085 – Haggard – Awaking the Centuries – CD
AOF086 – Haggard – Eppur Si Muove – CD
AOF087 – Omega Lithium – Dreams In Formaline – CD
AOF088 – Dead When I Found Her – Harm’s Way – CD
AOF089 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 3 – 3CD
AOF090 – Ascii.Disko – Stay Gold Forever Gold – CD
AOF091 – Absurd Minds – Serve Or Suffer – CD
AOF092 – Memmaker – How To Enlist In A Robot Uprising: Deluxe Edition – 2CD
AOF093 – Memmaker – How To Remix A Robot Uprising – DD
AOF094 – Mona Mur & En Esch – 120 Tage – CD
AOF095 – Jesus on Extasy – Holy Beauty + Bonus – CD
AOF096 – Jesus on Extasy – Beloved Enemy + Bonus – CD
AOF097 – Psyche – Remembering Dwayne – CD
ARTOFFACT RECORDS 2009 RELEASES:

AOF068 – Massiv in Mensch – Hands on Massiv: The Remixes – DD
AOF069 – Kobold – Blowback – DD
AOF070 – Xandria – Ravenheart [Bonus Tracks] – CD
AOF071 – Interlace – Nemesis – CD
AOF072 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 2 – DCD
AOF073 – S.V.D – No Ordinary Man – DD
AOF074 – Haujobb – Homes & Gardens 2.0 Special Edition – DCD
AOF075 – Urceus Exit – The Worst That We’ve Become – DD
AOF076 – Urceus Exit – Compensation For the Sound of Silence – DCD
AOF077 – Haggard – Tales Of Ithiria – CD
AOF078 – Xandria – India – CD
AOF079 – Xandria – Kill the Sun – CD
AOF080 – v01d – Weakener (EP featuring Ayria) – DD
AOF081 – v01d – This Is Not A False Alarm Anymore – DCD
AOF082 – v01d – Burnt Upon Re-Entry – DD
AOF083 – Individual Totem – Mumia Vera – DCD
AOF084 – Individual Totem – Collectotem – DD


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Jun 262010
 

OUT NOW !!!

MT. SIMS
“Revaluation”

12″ maxi EP (45 rpm)
Mixed colour vinyl – Outfold cover
Limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies

(PUNCH 031)

What happens when Adriano Canzian, Christopher Kah, Crossover, Equitant and Magas choose one song each from Mt. Sims’s “Happily ever after…again” and have their way with it. Well prepare yourself… turn all your lights off… turn your speakers up at full volume… and remove any sharp objects from your immediate reach…unless of coarse you like to dance on glass. “Revaluation” is coming !

Price: 13,00 euro + postage

ORDER NOW !
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TRACKLIST:
(Sound clips available on our website)

SIDE A:

1 – MT. SIMS “Fragile Breaks Fragile – Original Version”
2 – CHRISTOPHER KAH “Fragile Breaks Fragile – A Passage in Time Remix”
3 – MAGAS “Fall Back – Violent ARP Remix”

SIDE B:

1 – ADRIANO CANZIAN “Unwound – Black Chrysalis Remix”
2 – CROSSOVER “Unwound – Ghost Machine Mix”
3 – EQUITANT “Unwound – Die Geistermaschine Remix”

sincerely
PUNCH RECORDS

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Jun 262010
 

GOATVARGR SLIGHTLY DELAYED
Goatvargr ‘Black Snow Epoch’ is delayed at the factory and will ship next Wednesday (30th).
Pre-order now at the special pre-release price!

VON THRONSTAHL SHIRTS
We will have 2 fantastic new Von Thronstahl available from next week – the perfect summer
apparel for this blistering weather! Look out for the special newsflash!

IN THE PRESS
• There’s interviews with IRON FIST OF THE SUN and FIRE IN THE HEAD in the latest issue of
Special Interests magazine – Buy Special Interests #3 now!
• There’s an interview with ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI at Rosa Selvaggia.
• There’s an interview with CAGES at Musique Machine.

GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch CD (CSR126CD) £8 / £9 / £10 Shipping: 30th June
The second unholy union of Lord Nordvargr (MZ.412, Folkstorm, Toroidh etc) and Goat (USA). Time, pilgrimages and bloodlines have been bourn since the first testament of Goatvargr was witnessed in this era of false knowledge. The first covenant of Goatvargr was baleful, lycanthropic and lethiferous. A rejection of the techgnostic kingdom and circuitry idols which seduce our era. The downfall of light has brought a world of coldness. This Black Snow Epoch is a time to honour our forbearers such as MZ.412 and the elements of flesh, wood and alchemical steel. Industrial loops and analogue keyboards merge with sheet metal and chains to create a solemn winter hymn where the cold steel stings your flesh. The wolf instinctively hunts through the frost, and the goat is blamed for human transgressions, yet during the Black Snow Epoch, the true hunters will pursue. Foldout poster cover.

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VON THRONSTAHL | Conscriptvm 2 x CD (CSR118CD) £14 / £15 / £16 Shipping: Now
Cold Spring are proud to announce a double CD of rare, alternative versions, new and unreleased material from German Martial Industrial legends Von Thronstahl! The sounds on “Conscriptvm” range from Orchestral to Industrial, Neofolk to military-pop and Martial rock, all with the unmistakable, unique sound of Von Thronstahl! This is definitely a release for fans of the early ‘classic’ Von Thronstahl sound, which gained them the solid reputation they have today and could be considered a companion piece to ‘E Pluribus Unum’. Around 140 minutes of fantastic music presented in a luxurious 6-panel digipak.

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FIRE IN THE HEAD | Confessions Of A Narcissist CD (CSR120CD) £10 / £11 / £12 Shipping: Now
“Confessions Of A Narcissist” marks the final full-length release by Fire In The Head ending six years of sonic warfare with an assault of manic, self-indulgent industrial electronics. Drawing as much influence from early punk / hardcore as from industrial / power electronics, FI/T/H was conceived as a cathartic outlet to explore and ratify the delusions and social perversions resultant of psychosis and the darker side of man’s conflicted dual nature, to fan the flames which engulf the borders between obsession, compulsion, lust and need. The tracks on this release were recorded in 2007-2008 and are the last of the “short, sharp, shock” vocal tracks which Michael abandoned in favour of “epic” length industrial / ambient compositions. Features guest appearances from Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni) and J. Randall (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), with exclusive artwork from Blinko.

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MERZBOW | Merzbow T-Shirt (CSR134TS) £11

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Essential new Merzbow shirt for Cold Spring! Simple and to the point – very high quality black shirt emblazoned with MERZBOW in crimson red. The only shirt to be seen in this summer!


TENHORNEDBEAST | Hunts & Wars CD (CSR130CD) £11 / £12 / £13


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THB’s 3rd album for Cold Spring. Sub-tuned bass guitar to create rhythms and riffs that dominate vast ritual percussion and droning walls of electric dissonance, creating epic & expansive textures. 6-panel digipak.


MACHINEFABRIEK | Daas CD (CSR128CD) £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50


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A provoking, haunting journey. As with the music of Philip Jeck, The Caretaker or William Basinski, these tracks are full of degrading melodies and dusty ambience. Presented in a matt laminate digipak.


FORTHCOMING RELEASES:

PSYCHIC TV
– ‘Themes’ 4CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
MERZBOW | Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left’ CD (CSR133CD)

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LAIBACH
• 25 Jun 10, wRacku Festival, Racibórz (PL)
7 Aug 10, M’era Luna Festival, Hildesheim (DE)

MERZBOW
• 27 Jun 10, Mammoth Rock Festival, Tokyo (JP)

Z’EV
• 2 Jul 10, The Muse Gallery, London (UK)

SOL INVICTUS
SHIP OF FOOLS CLUB

• 4 Jul 10, Bar & Co, London (UK)

BLEEDING HEART NARRATIVE
• 14 Jul, The Wilmington Arms, London (UK)

RAMLEH / Z’EV
RADIO BLACK FOREST SECOND FESTIVAL OF ELECTROACOUSTIC / PSYCH / DRONE FOLK

• 14 Aug 10, Wagon & Horses, Birmingham (UK) – with Vultures Quartet, Praying For Oblivion, Content Nullity, Cities Prepare For Attack. Buy Tickets

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Bloody Woods

In My Rosary

Mani Deum

Seelenthron / Traum’er Leben, Trinithos
For a limited time only – and limited stock on each – the 4 CDs above are available at the special price of £30.00 (UK), £32.00 (EU), £34.00 (World) – Including postage. Full info and ordering

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AWEN – ‘The Bells Before Dawn’ CD (Triskele Recordings) – £11 / £12 / £13
Inspirational, Ritual “Ancestral Ambience” and Neofolk from Texas-based Awen! Beautifully dark compositions accompanied by male and female vocals, bombastic percussion, melodies and pagan atmospheres. Songs of life, history, and blood! Features a contribution from B9 Invid of Luftwaffe. Not to be missed! File next to Coph Nia and A Minority Of One. Ltd x 1000 hand-numbered copies in a digipak.
DEAD RAVEN CHOIR – ‘Jean Genet’s Lonesome Rhino’ 7″ (Dot Dot Dot Music)
– £11 / £12 / £13
“A three-track EP which belches out some of the most ghost-ridden, wasted, slow and obnoxious guitar punk rock you could ever hope to hear outside of that sector of Hades reserved exclusively for rock stars maudits. Astonishingly, these coarse and corruptive anthems of caustic horror all seem to have begun life as cover versions, including one of a Hank Williams song. Although there’s been a lot of post-modernist water under the bridge since The Residents released their all-time murderous butchery version of ‘Satisfaction’ by The Stones, Dead Raven Choir come close to capturing some of that same gloriously poisonous nihilism” (The Sound Projector). This is one of the last ever releases from Dead Raven Choir (aka Smolken of Wolfmangler). Ltd x 300 copies on red / black marbled vinyl in a heavy PVC sleeve.

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DRAKH – ‘Bethlehem’ CD (Essence Music) – £13 / £14 / £15
One third of the cult post-industrial Swedish legends MZ.412, one half of the amazing experimental act Beyond Sensory Experience and Nordvargr’s long running loyal partner on classic endeavors – including the abyssal black ambient duo Nordvargr/Drakh. While mostly known for his demonic, truly Swedish guitar interventions on the MZ.412 or N/D pitch black ambiences, “Bethlehem” finds Jonas Aneheim walking through slow, quasi-harmonic, subtle, yet thick drone fields weaving elaborate and unexpected damaged electronic rhythms and harsh, crackling ambient textures that can become at the same time both delicate and haunting, warm and freezing, to finally drown in a sea of reverb, glacial riffing and distortion on his own shadowy interpretation of the city of Bethlehem. Ominous sonic vistas and pallets truly honor the charming aura and tradition of the bleakest Swedish sounds. Ltd x 400 copies in a 6-panel digisleeve with photography by Seldon Hunt.

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ERIC LUNDE – ‘When You Wish Upon A Scar’ CD (traitmediaworks) – £11 / £12 / £13
Reissue of Povertech’s excellent 1997 compilation of the Noise / Experimental work of Eric Lunde (Trait, ex-Boy Dirt Car) during the period 1983-1991, including rare cassette, 7″ and compilation appearances. Compiled by Joe Colley (Crawl Unit) and issued on Lunde’s own label. Digipak with booklet.

All Eric Lunde Titles

FABIO ORSI – ‘Random Shades Of Day’ 3 x CD (Privileged To Fail) – £16 / £18 / £20
Fabio Orsi has been winning the hearts of many listeners over the past few years with both his solo and collaboration releases. This set includes two CDs of previously unreleased and out-of-print material spanning Fabio Orsi’s career. Drones, keyboard, guitar, distant vocals and field recordings can be found over the first two discs. Included are Fabio Orsi’s first EP “I’, Here”, “1000 Days Red”, “Faded On The Blowing Of Winter”, six previously unreleased tracks and more. CD3 is a brand new full length record entitled “Random Shades of Day”. This new full length continues on from “Wild Light of the Moon” with beautiful drones and relaxing ambience. Part III is also some of Orsi’s darkest work. Ltd x 500 copies in a luxurious 6-panel digipak.

All Fabio Orsi Titles

LEVIATHAN – ‘Verräter’ 2 x CD (Tumult) – £15 / £16 / £17
Pure, primitive, cult, home recorded evil! Two discs, 22 tracks, 143 minutes of buzzing, howling, pummelling black metal. Think Burzum, Darkthrone, Immortal, but with all sorts of weird twists and sonic surprises. Sure, Leviathan is grimmer than grim metal that the frost and forest lords of Norway should bow down to, but it’s also pure expression unfettered by genre restraints, although informed and inspired by them. Unique and category-defying black metal… dark, weird, noisy, disturbing art embodying one man’s twisted vision. Original, evil, hateful, misanthropic, bizarre and truly black metal. “Verräter”, the first official Leviathan release, contains tracks dating back to 1998 with the first disc representing more recently recorded tracks, while disc two contains the older, rawer material. “Verräter” is beyond just black metal, it’s a collection of utterly brutal, truly innovative, and completely soul crushing musical blackness.
LEVIATHAN / CREBAIN – ‘Leviathan / Crebain’ CD (Tumult) – £11 / £12 / £13
Wrest and his genius one man grim-avant-black-metal outfit Leviathan return with what may quite possibly be his best, most intensely weird material to date. For this release he teams up with relative newcomer Ancalagon The Black and his outfit Crebain. Not quite as weird as Leviathan, Crebain channels his darkness through a more thrashing Darkthrone / Mutiilation style. This split is another nail in the coffin containing the corpses of the Nordic metal elite, as black metal’s California contingent threatens to thaw their frosty corpses with the soul shearing rays of its black sun! Ltd x 666 copies in a 6-panel digipak.
MENTAT – ‘Amarillo Abisal’ CD (Boue Records / Odio Sonoro) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
CD edition of “Amarillo Abisal” – the debut album from Valencia, Spain doom-mongers Mentat. Just under an hour of seriously heavy, epic sludge / doom / post-hardcore, with some impressive use of a brass section and a piano, which give them a beautiful and experimental edge. Six lengthy tracks of apocalyptic instrumental Doom and death atmospheres! Ltd x 500 copies.
NADJA – ‘Autopergamene’ CD (Essence Music) – £14 / £15 / £16
Call it drone-doom-dirge-shoegaze or any other in vogue nomenclature you like. It doesn’t matter. They are simply the true originators of this breed of blissful, seriously intense and ominously ethereal heavy sounds. “Autopergamene” (a spell or charm wherein you write in blood, on a fragment of skin, what you wish to happen) finds Nadja at the peak of their sonic language of slow-blooming, heavily nuanced ambient guitar constructions and slow motion, lush, epic heaviness. Blissful, paced and almost orchestral strings… super distorted and fuzzed out rumbling sludge riffages… delicate, lush acoustic guitars… hazy, sparkling, passionate and twisted vocals from Aidan and Leah. Simply breathtaking. Lavishly assembled in a custom 6-panel digisleeve packaging housing a 6 cards set with beautiful watercolor paintings and artwork by Portuguese artist L Filipe dos Santos. Mastering by James Plotkin. Ltd x 800 copies.

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ROCK-A-ROLLA – ‘Issue #26’ Magazine – £5 / £6.50 / £8
Rock-A-Rolla 26 features Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas). There’s also interviews with Godflesh, Harvey Milk, Emeralds, Knut, Twilight, Coliseum, Starkweather, Cleric, Celeste and Oneohtrix Point Never. This month’s Label Focus is on Crucial Blast. Also included is the usual vast selection of news, music, DVD and live reviews from the avant-rock, metal, noise and experimental scenes. Highly recommended!

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ROCK-A-ROLLA – SPECIAL 5-ISSUE OFFER! – £22 / £29 / £37
Choose any 5 issues of Rock-A-Rolla at a special price! Please choose at least 7 issue numbers in order of preference in the ‘Additional Information’ box when ordering, as early issue numbers are very limited.

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SEELENLICHT – ‘Love And Murder’ CD (Trutzburg Thule) – £11 / £12 / £13
Two years after the debut album, “Gods & Devils” (Cold Spring CSR86CD), Butow Maler (Kammer Sieben) and Troy Southgate (H.E.R.R.) present “Love and Murder”. Accompanied by psychedelic guitar riffs, this album is far more song-based than their debut and follows the neoclassical path with sophistication and dynamism. From the social abyss of humanity and bittersweet murder ballads, to dark rune-prayers and the absurdity and brutality of World War I upon the bloody fields of Flanders‚ “Love and Murder” also devotes attention to Romantic literature by setting to music the poetry of Novalis and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Guests including Dev (While Angels Watch), Josef K. (Von Thronstahl) and Wulf Ingessunu (Woden’s Folk) complete the apocalyptic cocktail of darkfolk and neoclassical music. Digipak with booklet.

All Seelenlicht Titles

SPECIAL INTERESTS – ‘#3’ Magazine (Freak Animal) – £5 / £6 / £7
Third issue of Freak Animal’s S.I. magazine. In English and featuring interviews with some of the best Industrial / Power Electronics / Noise artists on the scene today: Fire In The Head, Iron Fist Of The Sun, Vivenza, Isomer, Leif Elggren, Tommy Carlsson (Treriksröset / Abisko) Sudden Infant and Xiphoid Dementia – plus interviews with the following labels: Malignant, Release The Bats, Urashima, Abgurd, Filth And Violence and Posh Isolation. Also contains a reviews section. 52-pages, A5, B&W, offset printed with full colour cover.

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SVALBARD – ‘Heimkunft’ CD (Lichterklang) – £11 / £12 / £13
After their successful MCD, here comes the full-length debut album by this Belarussian Dark Electro, Neofolk ‘n’ Pop, Martial project. An album for those who dance to the beat of Ostara, ThouShaltNot, Wolfsheim, Derniere Volonte etc. Mastered by Axel Frank (Werkraum, Sturmpercht, Triarii).
TERRA TERATOS – ‘Meditations About Secret Of My Dark Destiny. Part 2’ CD
(Electrica Caelestis) – £11 / £12 / £13
The third album of a Voronezh (Russia) based one-(wo)man project Terra Teratos – and the final part of the “Meditations About Secret Of My Dark Destiny” trilogy. Symphonic strings, keyboard passages and unhurried percussion plunge you into an oppressive ambience of dark dungeons. Breathe out the coldness of a spellbound forest, hand down shadowy echoes of the dark mass in honour of forgotten Gods. This is cold, black ambient at its best. Epic, sombre and bewitching.
THE MEMORIES ATTACK – ‘LP2’ CD (Tumult / Noyes Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
The Memories Attack are a duo, augmented by an occasional drummer, who sound like they were transported directly from the early 90s, bringing with them all the jangle pop, lo-fi bedroom folk, crunchy distorted guitar, gorgeous vocal harmonies, busted effects pedals, old synths, incredible hooks, shimmering metallic drones and catchy songs they could stuff into an old beat up suitcase. Every track here is some glorious strain of perfect pop, whether it’s a chunk of old school college rock jangle, a burst of synth infused almost metal crunch, wild wooly lo-fi garage-y stomp, or hushed intimate bedroom pop, it’s all so catchy and rocking and irresistible. And it’s all held together by some sort of mysterious pop music magic that few have mastered and even fewer understand, but which never fails to totally and utterly entrance every time.
THE NEW BLOCKADERS – ‘Crincum Crancum / Meta-Klamauk (For Jean Tinguely)’ LP
(Hanson Records) – £18 / £21 / £24
“Meta-Klamauk seems to return us to that garage of doom featured on Changez Les Blockeurs, only by now the mechanics have installed a noisy fan-heater device, and they are getting a lot more work done. Crincum-Crancum is, relatively speaking, a near-musical concoction. Perhaps twenty plus years hath mellowed their saturnine psyche and dulled their appetite for relentless noise; this is less urgent, and there’s almost an air of resigned weariness to this 2002 work. That said, it is no less bilious, the reservoir of hatred still fuels the evil intent” (The Sound Projector). Originally appearing on the ‘Gesamtnichtswerk’ 4-CD boxset (Hypnagogia), this is their first appearance on vinyl! Ltd x 300 copies in heavy duty silk-screened covers with the usual Hanson Droll-Flaps.

All The New Blockaders TitlesAll LP/12″ Vinyl

THE NEW BLOCKADERS – ‘History Of Nothing (1982-1992)’ LP (Hanson Records)
– £18 / £21 / £24
“Sheer sheets of onanistic sound ruin the rack and explode across the consciousness. Imagine what it would’ve been like to hear this in 1982, when it was completely new and very few frames of reference were hanging on any wall, anywhere. This is the hard rain that’s promised to fall – this sound is a rage against loneliness in one of the loneliest places on earth while pursuing one of the loneliest forms of expression. Totally interstellar, completely vital, utterly timeless” (Freq). Tracks originally released on ‘History Of Nothing’ CD (Siren). This is their first appearance on vinyl! Recorded 1982-1992. Ltd x 300 copies in heavy duty silk-screened covers with the usual Hanson Droll-Flaps.

All The New Blockaders TitlesAll LP/12″ Vinyl

VOIDWORK – ‘Horror/Forsaken’ CD (Black Drone) – £11 / £12 / £13
A beautiful release by VoidWork featuring vocals from Ann-Mari Thim (Arcana, Seventh Harmonic). “Horror/Forsaken” is a double-headed album based loosely on the concepts of fear, abandonment and mankind’s meaningless place in an impersonal Universe. “Horror”, the first half of the release, is relatively song oriented and was inspired musically by 90s darkwave, as well as traditional melodies of both Eastern and Western culture. “Forsaken” mainly carries traditional dark ambient influences and focuses on atmosphere rather than on conventional song structure or sound. Both dark halves come together to make a black whole that is organic in its origin and purpose. From waking to sleep, birth to death. Ltd x 300 copies in a digipak. Australian import.
VON THRONSTAHL – ‘Return Your Revolt Into Style’ 2 x CD (Trutzburg Thule) – £17 / £19 / £21
This is the much demanded and long overdue re-release of the extremely rare album, originally released in 2002. The album was originally limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and came in very special packaging: The CD was mounted on a glass plate inside a 6″ black box with gold-embossed logo & title on front. Regarded as one of the most original and finest Von Thronstahl CDs, this is the first time, that this long ‘lost’ album is being re-released. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered. This special re-release furthermore comes with a second CD, densely packed with rare remixes, different versions of well known tracks and a number of previously unreleased, exclusive tracks! 8-panel digipak in slipcase.

All Von Thronstahl Titles

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LIKE A KIND OF MATADOR – ‘Halfway To Dangerous’ CD (Tumult)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

First and final release from this now defunct UK trio who meld crushing slow motion doom-drone-sludge with haunting prog and drifting abstract ambience. A swirling, slow moving prog-doom juggernaut. Essential listening for fans of Sunn O))), Harvey Milk, Earth, Boris, Monarch and all things slow, low and heavy. But at the same time, strangely alien, with a subtle muted beauty lurking at the heart of LAKOM’s gloriously epic crumbling black mass of sound, within each song a breathless subtlety, a deep haunting otherworldliness, transforming dense low end explorations into something much more expansive and divine. Digisleeve.

SOLAR ANUS – ‘Skull Alcohlic: The Complete Solar Anus’ 2 x CD (Tumult)
– £16 / £17 / £18

All published recordings ever made by Solar Anus and their very last recording “Skull Alcoholic”, which is previously unpublished. ‘Skull Alcoholic’ chronicles the band’s dizzying trajectory, from stumbling, buzzing, bloody-stumped, sludge doom behemoths to druggy, tranced out psychedelic outer space visionaries, swinging wildly toward both extremes the whole time. One of the weirdest, wildest, heaviest collections of druggy, dreamy, dirge / drone / doom / psych / kraut / space / noise / sludge rock ever! Ltd x 2000 copies with booklet, deluxe die-cut slipcover and sticker.

VON THRONSTAHL – ‘Germanium Metallicum’ CD (Trutzburg Thule)
– £12 / £13 / £14

New material with an occidental sound – a fusion of martial, industrial, orchestral, neofolk, military and apocalyptic storm-composing. Intense, dramatic and unbeatable. High quality, powerfully-mastered with a wide spectrum of sound. “Germanium Metallicum” is a musical revelation of old Europe, caught between rebirth and death, freedom and slavery, uproar and revolution. It is an apocalyptic journey with many international musicial guests from the genre, including guest vocals by Plastique of Welle Erdball, Troy Southgate (H.E.R.R., Seelenlicht) and Natacha Von Wynn (erotic starlet from Switzerland). The sounds of Von Thronstahl’s earlier works are cleverly combined with the composing quality of their latest album “Sacrificare” and the intensity and power of its predecessor “Bellum Sacrum Bellum!?”

WEAKLING – ‘Dead As Dreams’ CD (Tumult) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

The one and only album from this cult San Francisco band. Grim, hypnotic, repetitive, Norwegian-styled buzzing Black Metal. “The shocking depth of emotion, sheer musical ability and keenness of ear for all things destructive displayed on this masterpiece should be the goal for all Black Metal bands wishing to transcend mediocrity” (Chronicles Of Chaos). Features members of The Fucking Champs, The Gault and Asunder. Weakling draws upon inspiration from 90’s BM in the Norwegian tradition (Darkthrone, Burzum, Mayhem and Immortal).




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