Jul 272010
 

I want to thank everybody for the encouraging emails and ideas about keeping our little piece of the independent music world alive and kicking.  I’m sorry if anybody thought that my update was a bit personal– I suppose I shouldn’t complain about my own challenges when it comes to making a living.  We all go through those times.  I just wanted you, my good friends and long time customers, to know how it may effect A Different Drum going forward.

So, just to sum up how things stand right now:  A Different Drum is of course, STILL OPEN.  I’m happy to sell you some great synthpop CD’s!  I’m still stocking a lot of music, still ordering new releases, and the store is going forward.  If I get another job to pay the bills, it will simply mean that ADD will be more “part time” for me.  That may result in slower shipping times, though I’ll do my best.  I’ll adjust as I see ho w things go on this end.     So yeah, we’re not closing down!   Feel free to order and I look forward to bringing lots of new stuff to you soon!

As for the label side of A Different Drum, I agree with the comments made by a couple of friends and long-time followers– one of the things that always made A Different Drum great was the ability to bring new music from new artists to the fans.   I’ve had to slow that down with the financial situation the way it is.   But I’ve been talking about an idea with some people, and it seems like it could be a wonderful solution to keep the label not only alive, but also it would help to bring a lot of the cool, underground bands to a legit CD release (for those folks not into downloading MP3’s).   I’ll run that idea by everybody in a separate email soon.  If it gets a lot of support, then I’m excited for the future!

OK, now on to a couple new releases which cam e in this week:

NEW ARRIVALS:

Cause and Effect “Artificial Construct Part One” (CDEP) $7 — This is hopefully a big teaser for things to come, because this new EP is awesome!   It not only has some of the dreamy, dancey sounds of the band’s newer material, but the vocal vibe and feel of their classic material from the 90’s.   This is a really good 4-tracker.  It makes you want more, and hopefully there will be more soon from this top-notch act!   Order the CD here :
http://www.adiffere

ntdrum.com/buy/88450134370-1/Cause-and-Effect-Artificial-Construct-Part-One

Hyperbubble “Better Set Your Phasers to Stun” (MCD) $8 — This cool imported single features three remixes of the title track and two bonus tracks for your listening pleasure.  Hyperbubble is the ultimate in bouncy, bubbly, silly synthpop fun.  With melodic female vocals and giggly, fun-loving lyrics, it is the epitome of  “happy synthpop”.     Pick up the single here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/BGUM01/Hyperbubble-Petter-Set-Your-Phasers-to-Stun

COMING SOON:   In case you didn’t know, there is a new IRIS album coming out the first week in September!   We expect to have it available for pre-order soon.   So, keep an eye open for that 😉

Thanks again for your support!  And watch for the next email which should outline a possible way to keep the physical, CD format alive for synthpop collectors and fans, including music from established bands and newcomers.   If there is enough interest, we’ll run with it!

-Todd

Jul 272010
 

[FREE DOWNLOAD]: “Light Into Branches” mp3
[FREE DOWNLOAD]: “Sun Body” mp3

ARTIST: Christopher Willits
TITLE: Tiger Flower Circle Sun
LABEL: Ghostly International
FORMAT: CD/LP/Digital

TRACKLIST:

01. Portal
02. Sun Body
03. Sunlight Is You
04. Green Faces
05. Uplifting The Streets
06. Plant Body
07. New Life
08. The Hands Connect To The Heart
09. The Heart Connects To The Head
10. Intend-Evolve
11. You Are Always Surrounded By Stars
12. Subconscious Transmission
13. Light Into Branches
14. Branches Into Flowers
15. Flowers Into Stardust (CD/Digital Bonus)

“…the feel of landscapes remain an area of expertise for Willits…” – Prefix

“4/5 stars…always inviting and listenable.” – URB

“…more eclectic and rich than Surf Boundaries…” – The Milk Factory

Christopher Willits occupies a unique corner of the electronic-music universe—hovering above the intersection of electronic production’s nuts and bolts and a wide-open creative mind. “I am a conduit of the process, a kind of gardener,” he says. “I simply imagine, intuit, respond and do the work laid before me.” Willits’ tireless responding and doing and working has produced 20 albums in 10 years—solo and in collaboration with artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto on 2008’s Ocean Fire —and an organic, multi-faceted sound that expands like the vines of an electro-acoustic kudzu plant. Christopher Willits is a label owner (the experimental hub Overlap ), a meditator, a tech geek, an audio/visual artist, a teacher (he’s hosted the series “What You Talkin’ About Willits?” on XLR8R.TV since 2008), and virtuosic musician in one. In other words, there’s no one out there quite like him.

Willits’ 2nd full-length on Ghostly International, Tiger Flower Circle Sun, is his most technologically complex yet—it’s also his most organic, drifting skyward in a swell of ambient hums and subtle polyrhythms. With an imagination as blissfully overactive as our friend Willits’, the only place to go is up. Tiger Flower Circle Sun is out now on Ghostly.

Jul 252010
 

Welcome to our weekly round-up of forthcoming releases. Please note that our main suppliers close down for the second and third week of August for their annual holiday and we will not be able to re-stock during this period. As such, we will take a well-earned break during this time and will not be able to ship any orders for 7-10 days. Normal service will resume when we both have a suntan!

MINISTRY’s 2004 release “Houses of the Molé” received critical acclaim from both media and fans worldwide. “MiXXXes of the Molé” serves to pick up where Molé left off – each re-recorded, re-mixxxed and re-mastered track spicier than the last! “MiXXXes of The Molé” is destined for dancefloors all over the world with its punchy metal grooves and way-too-heavy bass lines!

“Peaceful Snow/The Maverick Chamber” is the new 7″ vinyl from DEATH IN JUNE. The two songs are the first new material to come to light since “The Rule of Thirds”, offering not only the same radical departure from more complex song arrangements as on the previous album, but this time also a departure from the use of acoustic guitar. Instead the instrument chosen to accompany Douglas P’s voice is the piano. This edition of the single is limited to 880 numbered copies and comes pressed on pink vinyl, with a lyric sheet/insert and three postcards.

“Kaltenberg MMX”,The brand new production by the ‘Kings of Minstrels’, features fifteen audio tracks plus bonus video material. The audio part of the CD includes the fans’ most popular songs from CORVUS CORAX’s vast repertoire from over 20 years of history, in all new versions. Additionally we find the brand new, exclusive track “Die Klage” and two live recordings. The video material features the “Cantus Buranus” performance in Guangzhou/China from 2008.

“La Vie Electronique 7” from KLAUS SCHULZE is the next in this 3CD series, and features “Re: People I Know” from his Düsseldorf concert on the 30th of September 1977; “Avec Arthur”, a 1979 piece with ARTHUR BROWN; “Crazy Nietzsche”; “The Future”; “My Virtual Principles”, with its abstract but beautiful sounds; and “Die Erde ist Rund”, taped during the 1979 tour.

After the release of their seventh studio album “Further” in June, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS bring you the next single release as a 12″, which includes sought after remixes of “Swoon” by BOYZ NOISE and LINDSTRØM + PRINS THOMAS, plus the fantastic POPOF remix of “Horse Power”.

With the Hamburg-based two-man project ZERO DEFECTS’ first single “Durability” (which featured the massive hit “Duracell”) the band managed to get their breakthrough with the outstanding album release “Non Recyclable”. Under the flag “Duracell” INFACTED now brings a massive ‘best of’ CD with all their major hits, some rare compilation tracks, and two never before released mixes!

MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION have always defied categorisation, flouting musical and social conventions, going after their own vision and dancing to the beat of their own particular drum. “The Unquiet Void” is the distilled essence of what makes this band tick. It is a journey through the ideas and motivations of the band and takes the listener to some very dark places indeed.

One of the most iconic 80s pop bands, CULTURE CLUB racked up seven consecutive Top 10 hits in the UK and went on to score five Top 10 albums. “The Greatest Hits (Sight and Sound)” is a collection of all the hits, as well as all of the promo videos, a band interview and live performances on an accompanying DVD.

And finally, two compilations from METROPOLIS.
“Metropolis: Rebirth 1.0” is a two-disc set with the first disc featuring many of the labels best electronic and industrial artists, while the second disc contains some excellent rock bands. This unbelievable compilation features VNV NATION, ELECTRIC SIX, KMFDM, GRENDEL and THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE. “Metropolis: Rebirth 2.0” is a single CD with artists including COMBICHRIST, WUMPSCUT, SEABOUND, IAMX and VELVET ACID CHRIST.

Re-issues

KIRLIAN CAMERA’s 2006 re-release “Erinerrung”, the classic album with three bonus tracks, will be available again in September, as will ATARAXIA’s “Nosce Te Ipsum”, “Lost Atlantis” and “Saphir”.

Gigs

ROTERSAND return to Sheffield in December, along with “http://www.musicnonstop.co.uk/product-view.php?productid=23784”>ATARI TEENAGE RIOT and “http://www.musicnonstop.co.uk/product-view.php?productid=23783”>LACUNA COIL.

Mags, DVDs & T-shirts Sale

A final reminder that our SUMMER SALE ends 31st July. Most magazines are 50% off and selected DVDs and T-shirts are 25% off. Many of these releases are ones we are unlikely to be stocking again, so grab them quickly before they’re gone!

Have a great week!

NEW RELEASES
Ministry MiXXXes of the Molé £14.75
Review
MINISTRY’s 2004 release “Houses of the Molé” got critical acclaim from both media and MINISTRY fans worldwide. Molé was also the first installment of Jourgensen’s political trilogy of terror toward the Bush administration and the Gulf War. As much as Molé’s title was a reference to LED ZEPPELIN’s “Houses of the Holy” and Jourgensen’s favorite Mexican sauce, it was surely no Southwestern rock’n’roll cookbook. “MiXXXes of the Molé”, however, serves to pick up where Molé left off – each re-recorded, re-mixxxed and re-mastered track spicier than the last! The fifth in a series of 13th Planet remix genre-bending ‘trance metal’ attacks, “MiXXXes of The Molé” is destined for dancefloors all over the world with its punchy metal grooves and way-too-heavy bass lines determined to mosh with the best of solar plexus in the country!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. No W (Adrenalenema Mix)
02. Waiting (Geiger Counter Mix)
03. Worthless (Ge to da Choppa Mix)
04. Wrong (Blunt Force Drama Mix)
05. Warp City (Gimp in the Box Mix)
06. WTV (Boob Tube Mix)
07. World (Globogasm Mix)
08. WKYJ (YGWYPF)
09. Worm (Locate Consume Repeat Mix)
10. Walrus (The Pretty Mouth Mix)


Record Label
13th Planet Records


Release Date
23rd Aug 2010

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Death In June Peaceful Snow/The Maverick Chamber £14.75
Review
ExtremOcidente proudly announces the imminent release of DEATH IN JUNE’s “Peaceful Snow/The Maverick Chamber” 7″ vinyl.

The two songs are the first new material to come to light since “The Rule of Thirds”. These new tracks offer not only the same radical departure from more complex song arrangements as on the previous album but this time also a departure from the use of acoustic guitar. Instead the instrument chosen to accompany Douglas Pearce’s voice is the piano, played by Miro Snejder. Some might be tempted to say that this is a new direction for DEATH IN JUNE yet we have to disagree, as for almost 30 years this has been a ship that has maintained its course against all odds.

This edition of the single is limited to 880 numbered copies and comes pressed on pink vinyl and housed on a cover with embossed lettering and a debossed foilblock Whiphand logo. The record comes with a lyric sheet/insert and three postcards.

Act fast and Witness!


Format
Limited 7″ Vinyl


Tracklisting
A. Peaceful Snow
B. The Maverick Chamber


Record Label
ExtremOcidente


Release Date
23rd Aug 2010

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Corvus Corax Kaltenberg MMX £15.25
Review
The brand new production by the ‘Kings of Minstrels’ comes in a beautiful digipak and features fifteen audio tracks plus bonus Video material. The audio part of the CD includes the fans’ most popular songs from CORVUS CORAX’s vast repertoire from over 20 years of band history, in all new versions. Additionally we find the brand new, exclusive track “Die Klage” and two live recordings from the Neuenberg Castle, captured in May of 2010. The video material features CORVUS CORAX’s “Cantus Buranus” performance in Guangzhou/China from 2008, filmed and recorded with a chinese orchestra and additional Chinese instruments!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Studio Tracks:
01. Introitus: Corvus Corax I
02. Neva Cangi Harbi
03. Urmawi
04. Saderalladon
05. Avanti
06. Oro Se Vie
07. La Douce
08. Veris Dulcis
09. Douce Dame Joliet
10. Najo Ratte
11. Hymnus Appollon
Live auf der Neuenburg 2010:
12. Mille Anni Passi Sunt
13. Die Klage
Bonus Video Material:
14. “Cantus Buranus” Live in China: Lingua Mendax
15. Chou Chou Sheng Preces ad Imperatorem


Record Label
Pica


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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Klaus Schulze La Vie Electronique 7 £17.25
Review
“Re: People I Know” is the first of the two long pieces that Klaus played during his Düsseldorf concert on the 30th of September 1977. It’s similar to the highly valued piece that KS played around the same time in Brussels’ St. Michaels cathedral. “Avec Arthur”: During the lengthy 1979 tour, Klaus played a long solo piece that filled the first half of the concerts as usual. After the intermission, the singer ARTHUR BROWN joined him for the second piece. This is one of those energetic second halfs. Arthur could be, and was often, very high-spirited, very good, even excellent. “Crazy Nietzsche” is loosely based on Klaus’ well-known “Friedrich Nietzsche” title from the “X” recording session. The four tracks that form “The Future” are from around 1978. A grave, full-sounding masterpiece. The music reminds of “Dune” but it is without the usual cello sound of this classic album. Hear Klaus on vocoder at the very end in “Just Imagine”. As KS remembered, the music of “My Virtual Principles” with its abstract but beautiful sounds was an alternative attempt at the “Barracuda” film soundtrack which wasn’t used then. And finally we have “Die Erde ist rund”, taped during the 1979 tour, the ‘encore’ to the concert given in the German town of Koblenz in October of that year.


Format
3CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
Re: People I know:
01. Eddie
02. Stomu
03. Hartmut and Manuel
04. Michael S.
05. Arthur
06. Marian
Avec Arthur:
07. Another Dark Sound
08. All Alone
09. Swifter than Lightbeams
10. Yet Another Sound Part

Disc 2:-
Crazy Nietzsche:
01. Der Freie Geist
02. Die Geburt der Tragödie
03. Wir Antipoden
04. Askedtische Ideal
05. Klage der Ariane
06. Ecce Homo
The Future:
07. Things to Come
08. This Island Earth
09. Alphaville
10. Just Imagine
11. Interview 1979

Disc 3:-
My Virtual Principles:
01. Purpose
02. Shape
03. Cleaning Event
04. Flux Past
05. Catch Wave
06. Endless Box
07. Merzbau
08. Tachistic Architecture
09. Die Erde ist Rund


Record Label
Made In Germany


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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The Chemical Brothers Swoon £6.50
Review
After the release of their seventh studio album “Further” in June, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS bring you the next single release as a 12″ which includes much sought after remixes of “Swoon” by BOYZ NOISE and LINDSTRØM + PRINS THOMAS, plus the fantastic POPOF remix of “Horse Power” which is currently receiving spot plays and rave reviews from the DJ fraternity. Pressed on die cut disco heavyweight vinyl with an artworked 12″ label.


Format
Limited 12″ Vinyl


Tracklisting
Side A:
01. Swoon (BOYZ NOISE Summer Remix)
02. Swoon (LINDSTRØM & PRINS THOMAS Remix)
Side B:
01. Horse Power (POPOF Remix)


Record Label
Parlophone


Release Date
23rd Aug 2010

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Zero Defects Duracell £8.50
Review
Here now are the details for the next ‘Classics’ release from Infacted: the Hamburg-based two-man project ZERO DEFECTS once made their way through the “Electronic Youth” compilation series straight to a label deal with ZOTH OMMOG! In addition the first single “Durability” (which featured the massive hit “Duracell”) the band managed to get their breakthrough with the outstanding album release “Non Recycable”. Under the flag “Duracell” Infacted now brings a massive ‘best of’ CD with all their major hits, some rare compilation tracks, and two never before released mixes! A weapon of dancefloor destruction in the hands of all good DJs! “Non-Recyclable, THAT’S INDUSTRIAL!”


Format
Limited CD


Tracklisting
01. Duracell
02. Braindead
03. Steam Engine
04. End Of
05. Clone Breeder
06. Firefly
07. Hostages
08. Clean Slate
09. Schwätzer
10. Träum Dich
11. Duracell (Titanium Mix)
12. Duracell (Titanium Dub Mix)
13. Planet Alert


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
27th Aug 2010

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Midnight Configuration The Unquiet Void £11.75
Review
MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION have always defied categorisation. They have always flouted musical and social conventions, rather going after their own vision and dancing to the beat of their own particular drum. This album is the distilled essence of what makes this band tick. It is a journey through the ideas and motivations of the band and takes the listener to some very dark places indeed. In fact, at times, “the veil” between the worlds is somewhat thin and one wonders if the music is the magical catalyst that enables the transformation of our world to another …… it’s 3am, a souls’ midnight and the void of darkness and beyond is at its closest and is indeed “Unquiet”.

Limited to 1,000 copies.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Psychic
02. Unholy Beat
03. Cauldron Of Madness
04. Unexplained Phenomena
05. This Girl’s Like Radiation
06. Souls Carnival
07. Something About England
08. The Watching Others
09. Cold Pantomime
10. The Shallow Hand Of Fate
11. Carnival Of Souls
12. Interzone
13. Tesla
14. The Sirens Of Time
15. The Winds Of Limbo
16. Neverwhere


Record Label
Nightbreed Recordings


Release Date
13th Sep 2010

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Culture Club The Greatest Hits £14.00
Review
One of the most iconic 80s pop bands, CULTURE CLUB racked up seven consecutive Top 10 hits in the UK and went on to score five Top 10 albums. With the recent BBC TV documentary on Boy George and his confirmed headline appearance at this year’s Rewind Festival, CULTURE CLUB are very much back in the public eye. To coincide with this profile comes the release of “The Greatest Hits (Sight and Sound)”, a collection of all the hits – including the smash singles “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon” – as well as all of the promo videos, a band interview and live performances on an accompanying DVD.


Format
CD+DVD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – CD:-
01. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
02. Time (Clock of the Heart)
03. I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
04. Church of the Poison Mind
05. Karma Chameleon
06. Victims
07. It’s a Miracle
08. Miss Me Blind
09. The War Song
10. The Medal Song
11. Mistake Number 3
12. Love Is Love
13. Move Away
14. God Thank You Woman
15. I Just Wanna Be Loved
16. Your Kisses Are Charity
17. Cold Shoulder

Disc 2 – DVD:-
01. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
02. Time (Clock of the Heart)
03. I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
04. Church of the Poison Mind
05. Karma Chameleon
06. Victims
07. It’s a Miracle
08. Miss Me Blind
09. The War Song
10. The Medal Song
11. Mistake Number 3
12. Love Is Love
13. Move Away
14. God Thank You Woman
15. I Just Wanna Be Loved
16. Your Kisses Are Charity
17. Cold Shoulder
18. Greatest Moments ‘Then and Now’ 1998 Interview Excerpt
19. A Kiss Across the Ocean – Medley (Live)


Record Label
Virgin


Release Date
23rd Aug 2010

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Various Artists Metropolis: Rebirth 1.0 £13.50
Review
“Metropolis: Rebirth 1.0” is a two-disc set with the first disc featuring many of Metropolis’ best electronic and industrial artists, while the second disc contains Metropolis’ many excellent rock bands. This unbelievable compilation features some of the most prominent bands in the industrial and rock scenes including VNV NATION, ELECTRIC SIX, COMBICHRIST, KMFDM, GRENDEL, and THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, while also ushering in some of Metropolis Records’ newest members such as A KISS COULD BE DEADLY and THE A.K.A.s (ARE EVERYWHERE!). If you’re a new-comer to the world of Metropolis Records, or just another devoted fan looking for new music, this compilation is for you!


Format
2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “Electronic”:-
01. VNV NATION – Nemesis
02. ASSEMBLAGE 23 – Sorry
03. COMBICHRIST – What the Fuck Is Wrong with You
04. THE RETROSIC – Deathdealer
05. WUMPSCUT – We Believe, We Believe
06. CLIENT – Lights Go Out
07. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO – The Unprintable Word
08. CESIUM_137 – Endure
09. EDGE OF DAWN – Split Second (Undertow)
10. DIARY OF DREAMS – The Plague (Version N41)
11. FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY – Beneath the Rubble (COMBICHRIST Remix)
12. TERRORFAKT – M-15 (SCRAPE.DX Remix)
13. GRENDEL – Harsh Generation

Disc 2 “Rock”:-
01. ELECTRIC SIX – Down at Mcdonnelzzz”
02. A KISS COULD BE DEADLY – Poison IV”
03. THE A.K.A.s (ARE EVERYWHERE!) – Dead Flowers Forever
04. THE EPOXIES – Crystal Clear
05. THESTART – Blood on My Hands
06. SNOG – Vaguely Melancholic
07. MOVING UNITS – Crash’n’Burn Victims
08. LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT – Nothing’s Sacred
09. THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE – Looking Glass
10. KMFDM – Tohuvabohu
11. 16VOLT – Suffering You
12. HANZEL UND GRETYL – Fukken Uber Death Party
13. SPECIMEN – Nothing Lasts Forever


Record Label
Metropolis


Release Date
25th Mar 2008

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Various Artists Metropolis: Rebirth 2.0 £12.50
Review
The newest installment of Metropolis Records’s highly ancclaimed budget compilation, “Metropolis: Rebirth 2.0”. This collectible compilation features many exclusive and unreleased tracks for a very reasonable price.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. COMBICHRIST – All Pain Is Gone (Rapid Ascent Mix By VNV NATION)
02. JULIEN-K – Kick the Bass (Xtended Version)
03. IAMX – Think Of England (Unfall)
04. JUNO REACTOR – Immaculate Crucifixion (Leviathan Mix remixed by THE BARBARIANS)
05. BABYLAND – You Will Never Have It (Swing Mix by SONNY)
06. 16VOLT – Alkali
07. BELLA MORTE – Flatlined
08. KMFDM – Potz Blitz!
09. EISBRECHER – Schwarze Witwe (Remix 2009)
10. SEABOUND – The Promise (Club)
11. INFORMATIK – Night and Day (Arena Mix)
12. VELVET ACID CHRIST – Caustic Disco
13. GOD MODULE – Spooky (Dance Mix)
14. DOPE STARS INC. – 21st Century Slave (2.0 mix by DOPE STARS INC.)
15. WUMPSCUT – F*ckit
16. DECODED FEEDBACK – Where Am I
17. ELECTRIC SIX – Gay Bar (Live in Ibiza)


Record Label
Metropolis


Release Date
10th Nov 2009

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Mona Mur & En Esch 120 Tage: The Fine Art of Beauty and Violence £14.75
Review
MONA MUR and EN ESCH collaborate on Brecht/Weill numbers to create industrial bliss!

MONA MUR, extravagant vocalist, composer and sound designer, gained a reputation on the international avantgarde scene by collaborating with artists such as EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN, THE STRANGLERS, YELLO and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. EN ESCH (formerly of KMFDM, production for PIGFACE), a legend in his own right, is the mastermind behind the industrial-rock outfit SLICK IDIOT. Together, the two create an eclectic blend of chanson, indie rock, and avantgarde darkwave.

Their album features several Berthold Brecht/Kurt Weill classics, as well as guest appearances by FM Einheit of EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN and a special remix by STEVE MORELL. This special North American edition of “120 Tage” also features three bonus tracks not available on the German edition. It will be released to coincide with IO Interactive’s recently announced “Kane & Lynch 2™: Dog Days” video game, for which both Mur and Esch composed the soundtrack.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Candy Cane
02. Die Ballade vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen
03. 120 Tage
04. The Thin Red Line
05. Visions & Lies
06. Eintagsfliegen
07. Snake
08. Mon Amour
09. Surabaya Johnny
10. Der Song von Mandelay
11. The Wound
12. Ein Tagsfliegen (En Esch Remix)
13. Candy Cane (UINTHATHERIUM Remix)
14. Candy Cane (STEVE MORELL DiscoDeathTech Remix)


Record Label
Artoffact


Release Date
13th Sep 2010

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Steve Roach Sigh of Ages £14.25
Review
“Sigh of Ages” is the result of extended periods of solitude and personal reflection for acclaimed composer ROACH. Resulting directly from dynamic personal and cultural events, these pieces developed over time and in the moment. After ten months of early morning and late night sonic meditations, ROACH collected these various pieces together and found they portrayed a poetic theme of sonic interpretations from this experience. Sculpted and refined in the artist’s deft hands, the source material of life itself took on a voice that spoke from a deep emotional well of subtle contemplation. A sacred realm of inner reflection. While the passage of time and expansive breath is an ongoing theme for ROACH, the reflections and perceptions expressed on “Sigh of Ages” delve into a contrasted intimate space only accessed in times of solitude. It is the deeply-layered, subtley-nuanced emotional language which is the ongoing, unseen undercurrent of our lives.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Quelling Place
02. The View from Here
03. Sentient Breath
04. Morning of Ages
05. Return of the Majestic
06. Longing to Be…


Record Label
Projekt


Release Date
26th Jul 2010

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Collapse In Despair £13.75
Review
What future are we heading for? This is the troubling question is posed on COLLAPSE’s new album. The two members of of the band, Amadou Sall (former bassist of TREPONEM PAL) and Pierre Gutleben, have succeeded over the last few years in mixing electronic influences, industrial sounds, harsh guitar riffs, dark vocals and the use of ethnic samples to create a new crossover identity. Amadou has always punctuated his work with references to many cult movies such as “Logan’s run” and “Planet of the Apes”. Today it seems clear, that reality has caught up with fiction. But as if to ward off bad luck, the music of COLLAPSE sounds more futuristic than ever! Indeed, after the cold-wave tones of the previous album “Embryo”, new electro-industrial sounds have been incorporated, and while “Embryo” was haunted by the ghost of JOY DIVISION, now it is rather the shadow of VNV NATION (“Judgement”-era) that hangs over “In Despair”. Resolutely turned towards the future, the new album picks up the key elements of previous accomplishments with increasingly fluid vocals and even more direct melodies than ever. The music of COLLAPSE continues to evolve, without denying its strength and its uniqueness. At a time when the survivors of the first wave of French industrial rock can be counted on the fingers of one hand, it is good to see that this band is among those who have never given up, and continue to renew themselves without losing inspiration.

Eleven bombastic tracks for the dancefloor that you will remember for a long time!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. One by One
02. New Horizon
03. Apocalypse
04. Torment
05. Coma
06. Prey
07. Farewell
08. It Is Time
09. Land of the Dead
10. Voices
11. Rest in Peace


Record Label
D-Monic


Release Date
26th Jul 2010

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Orchestra Noir What If… £16.75
Review
This is the first full-length album from Tony Wakeford’s new-look ORCHESTRA NOIR since its resurrection as a London-based project, with a move away from the martial and towards musicians and compositions more based on chamber and early music. This collaboration started in 2006 between Wakeford, CURRENT 93 contributor Richard Moult and acclaimed oboist Mark Baigent, and the project quickly flourished. Acclaimed early music violinists and viola players, Ben Sansom and Alexandria Lawrence also became involved. With the addition of SOL INVICTUS percussionist M and flautist Guy Harries, a synthesis of the experimental and traditional took place, with unhealthy dollops of Edwardian dark whimsy, humor and satire. Aided by the folky voice of Autumn Grieve and the Jazz improvisation of Jessica Constable, an intriguing new direction had begun…


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. The House on the Hill
02. Bedlam
03. Nightjar
04. A Second Before
05. Circus
06. What If
07. A View from a Hill
08. Spitfire


Record Label
Neuropa


Release Date
27th Jul 2010

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Weep Worn Thin £14.25
Review
“Worn Thin”, the first full-length from New York’s WEEP, takes their aggressive and firmly pop-structured songs to a place of heightened grandeur. Sweeping choruses, horn-driven verses, and lush production work seamlessly with WEEP’s guitar and drum-driven sound. At times the listener is reminded of “The Head on the Door”-era CURE enjoying the strange bedfellow of CATHERINE WHEEL or PLACEBO. WEEP’s pilot, Doc Hammer (incidentally the same Doc Hammer who co-created Cartoon Network’s The Venture Bros.), brings his uniquely raspy vocals to the front on this release creating a bizarre but not unfamiliar kind of New Dark Pop.

On “Worn Thin”, WEEP maintains their hard edge and generate a sound filled with loosely-bridled emotions and powerful rhythms. Doc explains: “This is the record we wanted to make. It’s almost like a reactionary antidote to what we’re sick of in music. That dry, low-tech production of the past ten years is tiring. It’s in its footy pajamas, and it needs to take a nap. We wanted something lush and dramatic for the songs on ‘Worn Thin’. They usually relegate that kinda over-the-top production to LADY GAGA. But believe me, it works really well with a messy little band like WEEP.”

The album also features cover versions of “Right Here, Right Now” by JESUS JONES and “Shut Up and Drive” by RIHANNA.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Snow Scenery
02. Let Me
03. When I’m Wrong
04. A Reminder
05. The Time I Thought That
06. Over Now
07. Calm Down
08. Ever Shy (Nov. Mix)
09. Worn Thin
10. Interlude
11. Right Here, Right Now
12. Shut Up and Drive


Record Label
Projekt


Release Date
26th Jul 2010

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RE-ISSUES
Kirlian Camera Erinnerung 2006 £17.88
Review
Returning after the massive success of their last three releases ( “Invisible Front 2005”, “Pictures From Eternity” and “Cororner’s Sun” ) the legendary Italian electronic band Kirlian Camera ( now commanded by Angelo Bergamini and Elena Fossi ) present the re release ( under Twilight Records ) of a masterpiece deleted for ages : Erinnerung . The album comes presented in a Deluxe digipak complete with Brand New artwork and includes three Bonus Exclusive unreleased tracks. “Erinnerung” is one of the most incredible, memorable and amazing albums of KC’s career : an atmospheric journey into the time of post war Europe with beautifully expressive female vocals. Another piece of the puzzle into this unique bands lengthy discography. The band line-up at this time was : Angelo and Emilia Lo Jacono with guest appaerances from Grace Osei ( aka Nancy Appiah ) Simon Balestrazzi, Ivano Bizzi, Vicenzo Pastorino, Francesco Germini and Alessandro Nidi.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Remember Me ( Intro )
02. Erinnerung ( V.1 )
03. The 1st Corridor
04. Schliesse Mir Die Augen Beide
05. Veronika Voss ( Memories Are Made Of This )
06. Days Of Laura Zero
07. Meyi Me Nyame Aye
08. Sea Of Memory
09. Erinnerung ( V.2 )
10. Remember Me
11. Erinnerung ( Alternative Mix 1997 ( Bonus Track )
12. Five Years Earlier ( Bonus Track )
13. I Know You Are Born ( Bonus Track )


Record Label
Twilight Records


Release Date
31st Aug 2006

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Ataraxia Nosce Te Ipsum £16.00
Review
“Nosce Te Ipsum” is a steep into the ancient times from this very important medieval band from Italy. The status of ATARAXIA is well-established worldwide by virtue of their many excellent albums. This amazing re-release of this long-deleted album contains songs taken from the self-titled demo tape from 1991, previously included on the “Ad Perpetuam Rei Memoriam” CD.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Prophetia (click to listen)
02. Aigues Mortes (click to listen)
03. Tu es la force du silence (click to listen)
04. Flée et Fabian (click to listen)
05. Nosce Te Ipsum (click to listen)
06. Zweistimmenstäuschung (click to listen)
07. Torquemada (click to listen)
08. Incabala (click to listen)


Record Label
Twilight Records


Release Date
15th Nov 2008

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Ataraxia Lost Atlantis £16.00
Review
Originally released in 1999, “Lost Atlantis” contains 11 tracks dedicated to the mythical lost city of Atlantis : Showcasing this Italian ethereal act at the peak of their success, “Lost Atlantis” received rave reviews and was their second release for Cold Meat sub-label Cruel Moon.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Early Days
02. Daytia
03. Aperlae
04. Dolphins
05. Agharti
06. Fountains
07. Mu-land
08. Oduarpa
09. Lost Atlantis
10. The Land Of Sand Of Gold Of Ruin
11. Departure


Record Label
Cold Meat Industry


Release Date
1st Jun 1999

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Ataraxia Saphir £16.00
Review
Two years after the release of their last full lenght CD Ataraxia return with another album of magical, mystical and symbolic music. Based entirely on the dream aesthetic and myth of different gardens from around the world ”Saphir” mixes nature and art in spellbinding fashion – mixing classic and flamenco guitars, romantic pianos, pads of atmospheric keyboards, noble sonatas, choirs and somptuous backing vocals. ”Saphir” includes 10 brand new songs completed by full colour booklet with exclusive photos.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Azar
02. Outremer
03. Jardin De Lune
04. The Gentle Sleep
05. Rue – Bleue
06. D’arc D’harpe
07. De Pourpre Et D’argent
08. A Green For Her Voice
09. Blood Of Cherries
10. Of Asphodel


Record Label
Cruel Moon International


Release Date
12th Apr 2004

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NOW AVAILABLE
Orange Sector The War Comes Home £8.50
Review
Part 14 of the ‘classics’ series – and as always, strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide!

More then sixteen years of band history make ORANGE SECTOR one of the true pioneers of Electronic Body Music. In the tradition of bands such as DAF, DIE KRUPPS and NITZER EBB, the Hannover-based duo produce pure electronic music to make you dance… Hits such as “Kalt wie Stahl”, “Für Immer”, “Götter”, “Tanzbefehl” and “Krieg & Frieden” are true dance weapons in the hands of a club DJ! With “The War Comes Home”, band and label go back into their history to present all their early hits as well as several unreleased and rare mixes and versions. The CD once again comes in remastered audio format along with the typical ‘classics’ artwork style.


Format
Limited CD


Tracklisting
01. Kalt wie Stahl
02. Götter
03. Arbeit Ist Not
04. Für immer
05. Bitch (Raising Agent Mix)
06. Body Smashing
07. Flashback
08. Proximity
09. Kids in America
10. Violent Order (Ammuck Mix)
11. Kalt wie Stahl (Stainless Steel Remix)
12. Für Immer (Gleichschritt Mix)
13. Kalt wie Stahl (WWB Mix)
14. Für Immer (FTS Mix)
15. Lost in Blood (Demotape Version)
16. Open Your Eyes (Demotape Version)
17. Bitch (Live in Stuttgart)
18. Für Immer (Live in Frankfurt)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
16th Jul 2010

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Merciful Nuns Body of Light EP £13.00
Review
Only a very short time after the release of their highly successful debut album “Lib. 1”, GARDEN OF DELIGHT’s only legitimate successor follow up with the “Body of Light” EP, seamlessly continuing where the debut album left off. MERCIFUL NUNS epitomise the goth genre more than most bands over the last decade and it can be said without a hint of exaggeration that here we finally find music that lives up to the expectations raised by the Sisters of Mercy’s “First and Last and Always”.

The songwriting and production, despite the apparent retro influences sound refreshingly contemporary and prove that Gothic 2010 does not have to sound antiquated or out of date. Songs like “Body of Light” and “Morphine Queen” are gloomy goth anthems par excellence and convey the feeling of a new dawn rising over musical shores which, it is hoped, will not only attract the generations of yesteryear but also find favour amongst those enthusiasts of dark and gloomy melodies who thus far perceive gothic as a purely electronic genre.

This limited six-panel digipak edition is strictly limited to 2000 copies.


Format
Limited MCD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. The Lightning (click to listen)
02. Body of Light (click to listen)
03. Morphine Queen (click to listen)
04. The Eclipse (click to listen)


Record Label
Solar Lodge


Release Date
16th Jul 2010

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Dead When I Found Her Harm’s Way £13.50
Review
DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER is the studio project of Portland, Oregon’s Michael Arthur Holloway, a professional electronic musician and producer who sites SKINNY PUPPY, HAUJOBB, MENTALLO & THE FIXER, FORMA TADRE and DOUBTING THOMAS amongst other pioneering industrial artists as influences. Tracks from the debut album “Harm’s Way” have been the talk of music forums since they started to appear on MySpace and Soundcloud in 2009, and the attention the project has received is nothing short of impressive. A home was soon found on Artoffact Records, and twelve tracks were selected for the debut release. DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER re-creates classic late 80s/early 90s industrial without sounding clichéd, adding a modernized sonic signature to a dark and brooding foundation. “Harm’s Way” is the perfect album for dark music lovers…


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Curtains (click to listen)
02. Painkiller Suite (click to listen)
03. Fixer Fixed (click to listen)
04. Second Sight (click to listen)
05. Phantoms (click to listen)
06. Fortunes Few (click to listen)
07. The Proof (click to listen)
08. Lost House (click to listen)
09. Stitches (click to listen)
10. Subject Reject (click to listen)
11. Useless Children (click to listen)
12. Taking Shelter (click to listen)


Record Label
Artoffact


Release Date
13th Jul 2010

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Lyronian Hope and Veneration £9.75
Review
Almost one year after their extremely well-received debut album, LYRONIAN present this extra-long eleven-track EP, featuring not only all new songs, but also some remixes by well known artists of the genre, including HAUJOBB, THE ETERNAL AFFLICT and !DISTAIN. New songs like “Close to You” and “Längst Vergangenheit” are true hymns with high hit potential and re-confirm the project’s talent for catchy refrains and melodies, but also a kind of driving electro that is much more than just brilliant, fresh and modern electropop!

The limited first edition is packaged in a digipak and includes the bonus videoclip for the track “The Place Above”, from the debut album “Side Scan”!


Format
Limited MCD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Close to You (click to listen)
02. Längst Vergangenheit (click to listen)
03. Dogma Dominate (click to listen)
04. Murderer ‘Alpha’ (click to listen)
05. Murderer ‘Beta’ (click to listen)
06. Hope and Veneration (click to listen)
07. Längst Vergangenheit (HAUJOBB Remix) (click to listen)
08. Close to You (THE ETERNAL AFFLICT Remix) (click to listen)
09. Dogma Dominate (!DISTAIN Remix) (click to listen)
10. Close to You (Radio Version) (click to listen)
11. The Place Above (Bonus Videoclip)


Record Label
Deep Symmetry


Release Date
16th Jul 2010

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Project Pitchfork Continuum Ride £13.75
Review
“Dream, Tiresias!” was only the beginning. A serious shot across the bow for all those who already saw PROJECT PITCHFORK heading for an early retirement. In 2010, Peter Spilles takes off the gloves and gets down to business: little more than a year after his impressive comeback success, the dark electro pioneer prepares for the mightiest strike so far. Seemingly out of nothing, PROJECT PITCHFORK fire “Continuum Ride” out of their orbit, an album even a genius like Spilles was unlikely to make.

Hold on tight when the living electro legends takes off to a wild ride through the space-time continuum, to a journey through the cosmos of their own past, present and future. Instead of relying on old habits and the reverse gear, the oiled Pitchfork machine even shifts up a gear or two and refines the unique sound of their early masterpieces with a surprisingly modern diversity of ideas and a talent for big emotions that will transform every fervent worshipper of the pre “Timekiller” era into sheer rapture. Tears of joy guaranteed.

Behind the stainless and admirably atmospheric production, “Continuum Ride” offers shelter for tormented souls and a hideaway for all those plagued by soulless electro commandos. “Beholder” with its smartly marching beats and its synth virtuosity, the hypnotizing hookline in “Dead Cities”, a gripping salute to their own past, or the monumental “Way of the World” which will be defining the whole scene from now on: this infernally intense electro trip makes you instantly forget time and space. More monumental, more epic and more atmospheric than it is impossible to imagine. The scene has a new reference point – and PROJECT PITCHFORK again sit on the throne. Long live the king!

The ‘standard’ issue of this release comes in a six-panel digipak with a 28-page booklet.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Way of the World (click to listen)
02. Stacked Visions (click to listen)
03. The Dividing Line (click to listen)
04. Endless Infinity (click to listen)
05. Dead Cities (click to listen)
06. Continuum (click to listen)
07. Beholder (click to listen)
08. Ghosts of the Past (click to listen)
09. Supersonic Snakebite (click to listen)
10. Star Child (click to listen)
11. 43rd Floor (click to listen)
12. Full Contact (click to listen)


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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Project Pitchfork Continuum Ride Collector’s Set (T-shirt XL) £43.50
Review
This limited edition collector’s set contains the 2CD+DVD version of the album, plus a wonderful t-shirt featuring the PROJECT PITCHFORK logo on the front, plus the slogan “And Pain is a thrill, and fear is a thrill, all this while we kill, and we’re never standing still” on the back. Available in t-shirt sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL. Order quickly!


Format
Limited 2CD+DVD+Book+T-shirt


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – CD:-
01. Way of the World
02. Stacked Visions
03. The Dividing Line
04. Endless Infinity
05. Dead Cities
06. Continuum
07. Beholder
08. Ghosts of the Past
09. Supersonic Snakebite
10. Star Child
11. 43rd Floor
12. Full Contact

Disc 2 – CD:-
01. Beholder (Puppet Master Mix)
02. Endless Infinity (God of Doom Mix)
03. Supersonic Snakebite (Iron Fist Mix)

Disc 3 – DVD:-
01. Beholder (Official Video)
02. Behind the Scenes


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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PreEmptive Strike 0.1 The Kosmokrator £13.00
Review
“The Kosmokrator” is the title of the upcoming third studio album from Greece-based PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1. Following on from albums “Extinction Reprogrammed” and “Lethal Defense Systems” this new release is by far their most varied and best-produced material.

This two man-project constructs a mixture of strong melodies and harsh beats to bring you a massive album with huge club appeal. It also features a real Buzuki (famous Greek instrument) player as well as a collaboration with famous death methal heroes V28! Easily the most powerful album released by the band to date!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. 3000BC/Astral God Race
02. Robotic Disintegrator (featuring EX-ES)
03. Kriegserklärung
04. The Kosmokrator
05. Interstelar Threat (featuring V28)
06. Al Azif
07. Proteus Preyers
08. Syndrome: Mutation
09. Plan X from Outer Space
10. Codename Stormfury (featuring FGFC 820)
11. Island of the Undead (featuring LAMIA)
12. 3000BC/Astral God Race (C-DRONE DEFECT Remix)
13. The Kosmokrator (E.S.C. Remix)
14. Syndrome Mutation (MESMERS EYES Remix)
15. The Kosmokrator (ALIEN PRODUCT Remix)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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Ashbury Heights Origins £13.75
Review
Every saga has a beginning! Back in 2007, ASHBURY HEIGHTS emerged like a shooting star out of nowhere onto the synthpop scene. On their lively and anthemic debut “Three Cheers for the Newlydeads”, the young Swedish duo fused the super-cool catchiness of the 80s with a solid dose of disco-pep, teenage angst and rebellious attitude to create one of the most interesting works of contemporary electronic pop music of recent years. On their second mini-album “Morningstar in a Black Car”, released one year later, ASHBURY HEIGHTS spiced up their trademark sound with a more mature note and thus established themselves as one of the most important acts of the new electro-pop-wave.

Coinciding with the release of their new long player “Take Cair Paramour”, the anthology “Origins” combines both previous releases with one unreleased bonus song on two CDs.


Format
2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Bare Your Teeth
02. Stormbringer
03. Waste of Love
04. SmalLeR
05. Derrick Is a Strange Machine
06. Cry Havoc
07. Swansong
08. Illusion
09. Angora Overdrive
10. Corsair
11. Christ
12. Suicide Anthem
13. Penance
14. I Paint Nightscapes
15. Eternity at an End

Disc 2:-
01. Morningstar in a Black Car
02. Spiders
03. Die by Numbers
04. Smile
05. World Coming Down
06. Stormbringer (Aerial Mix)
07. Spiders (Remix by UNTERART)
08. Die by Numbers (Remix by AGONOIZE)
09. Smile (Remix by MARSHEAUX)
10. Decent Cancer (Previously Unreleased)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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Various Artists Amphi Festival 2010 £9.25
Review
The Amphi Festival takes place every summer in Cologne and has become an absolute must-go for the global dark alternative music scene, featuring not only an absolutely smashing line up this year around, but also a record attendance, as it was already sold out more than one month in advance.

The official festival compilation sports a representative cross-section of the most important groups performing this year with their most recent hits and club-compatible remixes. Including 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 parts of the musical spectrum. “Amphi Festival 2010” is release on the weekend of the festival at the price of an EP. Whether you want it as festival memorabilia, as a starting point for new discoveries or as an excellent party mix, “Amphi Festival 2010” will be a compilation you will not want to miss!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. ASHBURY HEIGHTS – Medicine
02. BLUTENGEL – Schneekönigin
03. WELLE: ERDBALL – Ich Bin aus Plastik!
04. FADERHEAD – Escape from the Machine (Demo Version)
05. DIARY OF DREAMS – King of Nowhere (Club Mix)
06. RABIA SORDA – Mirrors and Knives
07. SKINNY PUPPY – ugLi
08. COMBICHRIST – Get Out of My Head
09. 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)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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Shiv-r Hold My Hand [Japanese Limited Edition] £16.50
Review
Already known in Japan for their remixes of BLOOD and GPKISM, Australian duo SHIV-R are a new force in the field of dark electronic music. DWA’s Japanese Limited Edition of the debut album “Hold My Hand” features four previously unreleased exclusive bonus tracks, including specially commissioned remixes from DWA/Infacted labelmates XP8, REAPER and SOMAN, as well as the original track “Clear Thoughts”.

SHIV-R’s work is defined by haunting, neo-classical melodies fused with harsh percussive club sounds and eerie synth textures: ‘industrial analogue darkness’! In contrast to the distorted vocals favoured by many dark electro acts, SHIV-R employ clean and powerful male vocals reminiscent of KILLING JOKE, delivered in shouts and whispers. The dark and unsettling atmosphere generated by the band is at times intended for clubs, and at times drawn out at a slow, grinding pace for full dramatic impact.

Although “Hold My Hand” is a debut album, the two members of the band have in fact been actively collaborating with each other on music for almost ten years and have already built up an impressive discography prior to starting SHIV-R. Lee Bulig’s previous projects include STARK and NEON WOMB, while Pete Crane was behind THE CRYSTALLINE EFFECT and PLAGUE SEQUENCE. Additionally, though still a new artist, SHIV-R’s powerful production style has already led to heavy demand for their remixing skills. Their most recent remixes include X-DIVIDE, XP8 and UNTER NULL.

The first 100 units of the Japanese Limited Edition are presented in six-panel digipak format, with artwork redesigned by DWA from the stunning photography of Matthew Burgess and original designs of renowned industrial music graphic artist UserDX.


Format
Limited CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Buried
02. Parasite
03. The End (Part 1)
04. Corruption
05. Blood Spatter
06. Happiness
07. Burning Chrome
08. Map the Feedback
09. Taste
10. Open My Vein
11. Suffer
12. The End (Part 2)
Bonus tracks for Japanese Limited Edition):
13. Taste (REAPER Remix)
14. Open My Vein (SOMAN Remix)
15. The End (XP8 Remix)
16. Clear Thoughts


Record Label
Death Watch Asia


Release Date
23rd Jul 2010

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Menschdefekt The Human Parasite [Japanese Limited Edition] £16.50
Review
Already familiar to followers of DWA from their remix of AESTHETIC PERFECTION’s “Schadenfreude”, MENSCHDEFEKT are the new European messiahs of harsh EBM. Their official debut “The Human Parasite” is a strong contender for harsh EBM album of the year: relentlessly brutal beats and violently distorted vocals, mastered by the legendary Jan L of NOISUF-X/X-FUSION. On the artwork front, MENSCHDEFEKT’s savage vision of a parasitic human society is perfectly illustrated by top industrial designer UserDX (HOCICO, SOMAN, ICON OF COIL, GRENDEL).

First started as a solo project by German programmer Dominik R, MENSCHDEFEKT self-released several instrumental albums before winning a remix competition for AESTHETIC PERFECTION in 2008, after which MENSCHDEFEKT’s public profile swiftly soared.

In 2009 MENSCHDEFEKT became a duo, with the addition of Swedish vocalist and lyricist Fredrik C. The track “Stalingrad” was soon featured on the popular compilations “Interbreeding X” (BLC Productions) and “Endzeit Bunkertracks: Act IV” (Alfa Matrix), and quickly began to receive heavy club play around the world, bringing MENSCHDEFEKT to the attention of both DWA and Infacted Recordings, who released the European version of this album.

In addition to twelve tracks taken from the standard European and US editions, DWA’s Japanese Limited Edition of “The Human Parasite” also features specially-commissioned remixes from ACYLUM, FGFC820, C-LEKKTOR, and ES23 making an incredible value 79-minute CD. The first 100 copies of DWA’s Japanese Limited Edition come in collector’s six-panel digipak redesigned from UserDX’s original artwork.


Format
Limited CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Plague (The Human Parasite)
02. Dedicating Hate
03. Psycho Bitch
04. Instincts of Corruption
05. Schizophrenia
06. Fragile Existence
07. Dekadenz
08. The Way
09. Mind Control
10. Piggy
11. Black Harvest
12. Dark Side
Bonus tracks for Japanese Limited Edition:
13. Fragile Existence (ACYLUM Remix)
14. Dekadenz (C-LEKKTOR Remix)
15. Instincts of Corruption (FGFC820 Remix)
16. Fragile Existence (ES23 Remix)


Record Label
Death Watch Asia


Release Date
16th Jul 2010

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Noisuf-X Excessive Exposure [Japanese Limited Edition] £16.50
Review
“Excessive Exposure” is the brilliant and punchy new album from one of the best and biggest acts on the industrial scene today: NOISUF-X.

Starting in 2005 with the debut album “Antipode”, NOISUF-X began as a side-project of the EBM act X-FUSION, but over the last five years the project has emerged as a powerful musical force in its own right, with the aggressive albums “The Beauty Of Destruction” (2007) and most recently “Voodoo Ritual” (2009).

Over the past few years, NOISUF-X have appeared live at many of the largest industrial and alternative music festivals all over the world, including Amphi (Germany), Infest (UK), Necropolis (Mexico), Kinetik (Canada), Dark Area (Germany), Gothic (Belgium), Summer Darkness (Netherlands), alongside acts such as COMBICHRIST, KMFDM, VNV NATION, AND ONE and DIARY OF DREAMS. In 2010, NOISUF-X will appear at the DV8 Festival (UK) and Castle Party (Poland).

Jan’s production skills as an audio engineer are among the most sought-after in the industrial scene: his resume makes impressive reading, having mixed and mastered multiple albums by SUICIDE COMMANDO, ALIEN VAMPIRES and C-LEKKTOR, and mastered countless albums including HEIMATAERDE, SAM, [:SITD:], XOTOX and X MARKS THE PEDWALK. For DWA alone, Jan has mastered the “Infacted Asia” compilation, C-LEKKTOR’s “Tendencias Suicidas”, CEDIGEST’s “Falling in the Spirit”, MENSCHDEFEKT’s “The Human Parasite”, FREAKANGEL’s “The Faults of Humanity” and the bonus tracks for AESTHETIC PERFECTION’s “A Violent Emotion” and GRENDEL’s “Chemicals + Circuitry”.

Under the NOISUF-X name, Jan has also produced a huge number of remixes for acts such as UNTER NULL, SOMAN, SIVA SIX, NACHTMAHR, PROJECT PITCHFORK and SUICIDE COMMANDO.

The Japanese Limited Edition release of “Excessive Exposure” includes two bonus tracks taken from the ProNoize European 2CD boxset, featuring lyrics and guest vocals from fellow industrial scene legends Johan van Roy (SUICIDE COMMANDO) and Peter Spilles (PROJECT PITCHFORK). The first 100 units only are presented in a six-panel digipak format, with artwork redesigned by DWA from Jan’s own original designs. The red and grey colour-scheme has been replaced with a cold blue, reflecting the album title! The redesigned booklet includes lyrics from the bonus tracks, also written by Peter Spilles and Johan van Roy.


Format
Limited CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. All Systems Go!
02. Deutschland Braucht Bewegung
03. Please Hang Up (Mobile Interference)
04. Aggrophil
05. Excessive Exposure
06. I Am Watching You
07. Hans Dampf
08. White Noise
09. Fucking Invective
10. RAPture (Holy Shit Mix)
11. Beatz & Bass (Blast In Your Face)
12. Effeccctt
13. Fire (C-64 Tribute)
14. Shut (The Hell) Up
Bonus tracks for Japanese Limited Edition:
15. Jaws (featuring Johan van Roy of SUICIDE COMMANDO)
16. Creep (featuring Peter Spilles of PROJECT PITCHFORK)


Record Label
Death Watch Asia/Pro Noize


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Front Line Assembly Explosion [Re-Issue] £8.50
Review
Originally released in 1999 on Off Beat (and re-released 2002 on Synthetic Symphony), to accompany the “Implode” album, this CD collects four long-deleted singles: “Circuitry” (1995), “Plasticity” (1996), “Colombian Necktie” (1997) and “Comatose” (1998) for a total of twelve tracks – all exclusive to these singles or in exclusive remixes!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Circuitry (Predator Mix)
02. Epidemic
03. Plasticity
04. Circuitry (Alien Mix)
05. Hydrogen
06. Columbian Necktie (Tongue Fed Edit)
07. Deadlock
08. Replicant
09. Comatose (Valium, 15mg)
10. Oblivion
11. Comatose (Ketamin, 45mg)
12. Columbian Necktie (Goarge Mix by TIM SCHULDT)


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
16th Jul 2010

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In My Rosary Retro £14.50
Review
With “Retro”, IN MY ROSARY close the circle, eighteen years after their formation. Having tried all possible variations on their IMR concept in the past, Ralf Jesek and Dirk Lakomy now return to their origins with this album. “Pathetically speaking, and after trying out the boundaries of our concept, it was simply time to turn back to our ‘radical’ roots. No compromises!” IMR thus returned to their original way of working: all the demos were written with only vocals, guitars and a four-track recorder – and this ‘stipped down’ concept can also be found on the final recordings, on which the band limited their equiment to a stereo-rhythm machine, two keyboards and a few guitars. “Retro” is therefore the result of an experiment, a ‘looking back to our roots’ for IMR.

Another novelty is the fact that on this album the two musicians worked with a large number of guests including SARA NOXX, CHRISTIAN DOERGE and STAN_I (from the Russian gothic band STILLIFE) on vocals, while the English psychpop guru PAUL ROLAND honoured the band with his first ever guitar solo. Other guests are Marlene Wagner of LAKOBEIL, Wolfgang Koch of the German goth rockers TORS OF DARTMOOR, Tobias Birkenbeil (ex-DRACUL) and Martin von Arndt of the German avantgarde/goth legends PRINTED AT BISMARCK’S DEATH. With “Retro”, IN MY ROSARY display a lot of courage and deliver probably the most varied and interesting album thus far in their eighteen years of history!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Entrée
02. And This Emptiness Hurts (featuring STAN_I)
03. Keep Away
04. Devil’s Kiss (featuring CHRISTIAN DOERGE)
05. Don’t Cut These Veins Too Soon (featuring SARA NOXX)
06. Pills (featuring MARTIN V. ARNDT & TOBIAS BIRKENBEIL)
07. A Kiss to You (featuring HOLGER DIENER)
08. Fallow (featuring PAUL ROLAND)
09. Splinter
10. She’s at Home
11. Wild Chase
12. A Trap (featuring TOBIAS BIRKENBEIL)
13. Get Me (featuring WOLFGANG KOCH)
14. Day Fly (featuring MARLENE WAGNER)


Record Label
Syborg


Release Date
19th Jul 2010

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Ultravox Return to Eden – Live at the Roundhouse £16.50
Review
Recorded during the band’s 2009 sell-out UK tour on April 30 at the legendary Roundhouse in London. The “Return to Eden” tour was the first time that the classic ULTRAVOX line-up of Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Criss Cross and Warren Cann had performed together in over two decades, and was followed by a highly successful European and festival tour that ran through the summer and into the autumn.

Following the success of last year’s live schedule and the accompanying ‘Best Of’ release, ULTRAVOX look forward to another exciting live year in 2010, and also release the much anticipated live album and DVD of “Return to Eden – Live at the Roundhouse”.


Format
DVD


Tracklisting
01. Astradyne
02. Passing Strangers
03. We Stand Alone
04. Mr X
05. Visions in Blue
06. The Thin Wall
07. I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)
08. Rage in Eden
09. Lament
10. One Small Day
11. All Stood Still
12. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind)
13. Vienna
14. Reap the Wild Wind
15. Dancing with tears in My Eyes
16. Hymn
17. Sleepwalk
18. The Voice
19. Building Eden Reformation Documentary


Picture Format
PAL


Region Code
0 (All Regions)


Technical Information
NB:- PAL = European TV Format, NTSC = USA TV Format, but will usually play on European players. Please check the compatibility of your DVD Player with the relevant TV Format, as well as its Region compatibility, before ordering your DVD. If you have any doubts then please email us.


Record Label
Chrysalis


Release Date
12th Jul 2010

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Celluloide Naïve Heart [Re-Issue] £13.75
Review
Originally released in June 2002, this album was not only the debut by this gifted French act, but also the first ever release on the Boredom label! It has been unavailable since October 2006 but due to huge demand it is now being re-released in a new, completely remastered ‘2010’ edition.

The band were later licensed by Major Records (NITZER EBB, IAMX, LADYTRON, BOYTRONIC, MESH) for the German territory and have become THE most popular French electropop act.

“Naïve Heart” features twelve pure synthpop songs with delicate female vocals, a great analogue-friendly synthpop sound, good melodies and fun songs. Fans of bands like AVANT GARDE, FREEZEPOP, EQUATRONIC or old-time pioneers like OMD and KRAFTWERK will love CELLULOIDE.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. A Lie
02. Someone Like Me
03. Pretty Girl
04. Wounds of Love
05. Blessed Charms
06. Sixth Sense
07. Seven and Forever
08. Missing Words
09. In Contempt of Common Sense
10. The Reed
11. The Paradox of the Mirror Girl
12. It Needed an End


Record Label
Boredom Productions


Release Date
14th Jul 2010

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Alien Vampires F*ck Off and Die £16.00
Review
The masters of melding electro, metal and trance in a brilliant hard-electronic cocktail return after their huge successes with MCD “Nuns are Pregnant”, full-length albums “Evil Generation”, and “No One Here Gets Out Alive” – all of which have been grabbed up by the rabid fans who demonstrate an almost cult-like devotion to the iconoclastic ALIEN VAMPIRES.

Never shying away from confrontation, the Italy-UK duo has dished up a new full-length entitled “F*ck Off and Die” – so put the kids to bed, at least if you intend to say the name of the album out loud! Nearly 80 minutes of raging, raving, inescapable audio pleasure as only ALIEN VAMPIRES can deliver it. Featuring a killer remix by NOISUF-X, and a special guest appearance on vocals by the legendary SUICIDE COMMANDO, this album is a ‘must have’ if ever there was one. Expect it to sell out – and fast!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Intro (by In Slaughter Natives)
02. F*ck Off and Die
03. Death Cult Devotion
04. Footjob Addiction
05. Far From Humans (featuring SUICIDE COMMANDO)
06. Resistance Ain’t Futile
07. Blood Bath
08. Lesbian Nuns Suck Me Dry
09. To Die With U
10. One Night Stand
11. Death to pigs
12. The Convent Burns
13. Hell Descent
14. Kill the Authority
15. BDSM
16. F*ck Off and Die (remix by NOISUF-X)


Record Label
BLC Productions


Release Date
24th Mar 2009

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Nordvargr / Surachai A Wilderness of Cloades £15.25
Review
What began as a mutual correspondence turned into an immediate respect and eventually a sickness and obsession that resulted in this album. The two artists, NORDVARGR who hails from the depths of Sweden’s wintered wastelands, and SURACHAI from the frozen concrete jungles of Chicago, explored new sonic territory and claimed them as their own. Their shared knowledge of process and inspiration gave way to a smothering environment populated by long shadows and empty cities. While others sleep and hibernate, the one’s haunting dreams weave on the sunless winter days.

Special limited numbered edition of 300 copies.


Format
Limited CD


Tracklisting
01. Dreamfields 1 (click to listen)
02. A Wilderness of Cloades 1 and 2 (click to listen)
03. A Wilderness of Cloades 3 and 4 (click to listen)
04. Host (click to listen)
05. Vactrol Guardians (click to listen)
06. A Wilderness of Cloades 5 and 6 (click to listen)
07. Dreamfields 2 (click to listen)


Record Label
Old Europa Café


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Various Artists Hymns of Sex £13.75
Review
Imagine a CD compilation based on one central theme, filled with only exclusive tracks and featuring bands of all types – famous, unsigned, infamous, newcomers. That is precisely the concept Machineries of Joy applied in 2006 when releasing the highly praised (now deleted) “Hymns of Steel” compilation. As a follow up to this unique concept, the listener is now immersed into a sleazy world, loaded with SM and slavery, pain and perversity, seedy fantasies and p*rnography… Welcome to the “Hymns of Sex”!

The CD presents a solid set of 19 bands from the US over Portugal to Norway, offering you a glimpse into their wildest, most sexxual fantasies and ‘aural’ excesses. Prepare to get dragged into a broad range of alternative electronics from 80s typed new wave and modern EBM to advanced electronics. Nothing seems to make this erotic story ‘cum’ to an end. Get set and let your wildest fantasies loose on this sexy marvel, where the obvious ‘Parental Advisory’ tags no longer seem to have any effect.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. KANT KINO – What’s Your P*rn (click to listen)
02. LEÆTHER STRIP – Invade My Body (click to listen)
03. CLUB AMOUR – Pain and Pleasure (click to listen)
04. EKOBROTTS-MYNDIGHETEN – Mina Villkor (click to listen)
05. DARKMEN – Bodytalk (SM Mix) (click to listen)
06. LOKOMOTIV – Do It (click to listen)
07. TET – Damn Body Deception (Cyber Uplink Remix) (click to listen)
08. ADAC8286 – F*ck for Future (click to listen)
09. AUTODAFEH – Sex on the Dancefloor (click to listen)
10. UMM – Pay for Sex (click to listen)
11. PENTAGON – Sklave (ORANGE SECTOR Remix) (click to listen)
12. OLDSCHOOL UNION – Too Mellow for Me (click to listen)
13. THE HORRORIST – Blow the Kiss (click to listen)
14. AD:KEY – P*rnokratie (click to listen)
15. PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE – Sexuality (click to listen)
16. GUERILLA – Sensory Devotion (click to listen)
17. IONIC VISION – She Is (My Favourite P*rnstar) (M*sturbation Mix) (click to listen)
18. MILLIMETRIC – P*rno Anguish (click to listen)
19. ARMAGEDDON DILDOS – Big Tits (Ionic Size D Mix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Machineries Of Joy


Release Date
31st May 2010

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SOUNDCLIPS ADDED THIS WEEK
Ashbury Heights Take Cair Paramour £16.25
Review
The most promising Swedish electro pop newcomers return! On “Take Cair Paramour”, ASHBURY HEIGHTS shine with a distinctly matured vision of the ‘New Wave 2.0’ sound. The duo spices up those breezy beats and melodies that defined 80s electronic pop music with a lot of timely low end ‘oomph’, a pinch of fucked-up zeitgeist, the androgynous sex-appeal of Bowie and his lot and a healthy dose of teenage angst and rebellion, graced with a compact and airtight mix by sound wizard John Fryer.

“Take Cair Paramour” has become a feast of catchy tunes with elaborate arrangements, thrilling male/female alternations and a perfect balance of pathos and pop. The two Swedes do not write mere songs – ASHBURY HEIGHTS are writing anthems! The first pressing comes with a bonus disc that contains exclusive, unreleased songs, alternative versions and remixes.

Torch songs for a new generation…


Format
Limited 2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Anti Ordinary (click to listen)
02. Beautiful Scum (click to listen)
03. Scars of a Lighthouse (click to listen)
04. I Can Kill You So Easily (click to listen)
05. Hope (click to listen)
06. Crescendo (click to listen)
07. Shades of Black (click to listen)
08. The Ashes in Her Breath (click to listen)
09. Night Creature (click to listen)
10. Medicine (click to listen)
11. Dancer’s Nocturne (click to listen)
12. Kingdom Confession (click to listen)
13. Unbearable Beauty (click to listen)
14. Invisible Man (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. Invisible Man (Electro Remix) (click to listen)
02. Dark Clouds Gather Over Vanity Fair (Soundtrack from the short film “Defiant Skies”) (click to listen)
03. Shades of Black (Charriere Remix) (click to listen)
04. Sensual Nothing (Exclusive Track) (click to listen)
05. Unbearable Beauty (DeLorean Remix) (click to listen)
06. Unbearable Beauty (Twisted Remix) (click to listen)
07. Unbearable Beauty (Technological Remix) (click to listen)
08. Traffic (TCP Demo 2008) (click to listen)
09. The Velvets (TCP Demo 2008) (click to listen)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
2nd Jul 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 (click to listen)
02. Any More (click to listen)
03. Kindred Spirits (click to listen)
04. Winter Tears (click to listen)
05. Believe (click to listen)
06. Tony (click to listen)
07. Shades (click to listen)
08. Perfect Sin (click to listen)
09. Edge of Perfection (click to listen)
10. All Away (click to listen)
11. Between Living and Dreaming (click to listen)
12. This Love (Demo) (click to listen)
13. Ylene (Demo) (click to listen)
14. Dragon (Early 4-Track Demo) (click to listen)
15. All Away (Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
30th Apr 2010

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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” is a concert from the same year, recorded 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 (click to listen)
02. Ruhige Passage (click to listen)
Vie de Rêve:
03. Le Retour au Pays (click to listen)
04. Des Escargots Qui Vont à l’Enterrement (click to listen)
05. Et la Fête Continue (click to listen)
06. Le Miroir Brisé (click to listen)
07. Le Combat avec l’Ange (click to listen)
08. Eteignez les Lumières (click to listen)

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

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


Record Label
Made In Germany


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Klaus Schulze La Vie Electronique 6 £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.

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 (click to listen)
02. Picasso Casse l’Assiette (click to listen)
03. …et S’en Va en Souriant (click to listen)
04. Schwanensee I (click to listen)
05. Schwanensee II (click to listen)
06. Fear at Madame Tussaud’s (click to listen)

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

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


Record Label
Made In Germany


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Spectra*Paris License to Kill £16.25
Review
Epic cinematic pop moments, sexy and electronic! On her second album, Elena Alice Fossi, better known as the lead singer of the cult Italian group KIRLIAN CAMERA, promenades through Tinsel Town in high heels with her all-girl band SPECTRA*PARIS. At the edge of pop, glam rock, alternative and electro, the alluring ladies are spicing up today’s music scene with fresh energy, inviting you to a glittering homage to the glamour of the big screen.

With her powerful, versatile and matchless voice, Elena Alice metamorphoses from innocent girl to grand diva to savage rock singer, gracefully moving through these short sonic films, ranging from spy stories to horror flicks – all with distinguished pop appeal.

The regular CD album containing of “License to Kill” comes with a Warholesque, punky 6-track bonus DVD.


Format
CD+DVD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – CD:-
01. License to Kill (click to listen)
02. A Clockwork London (click to listen)
03. 007 Gold (click to listen)
04. Movie Ghouls (click to listen)
05. Aston Martin DBS (click to listen)
06. Carrie Satan (click to listen)
07. Death Records (click to listen)
08. Lost Highway Voices (click to listen)
09. S.I.S. Soundtrack (click to listen)
10. Phantom’s Theme (click to listen)

Disc 2 – DVD:-
01. Spectra Murder Show (Live on Odeon TV)
02. Mad World (Live on Odeon TV)
03. Size Zero (Live on Odeon TV)
04. Antland (Live in Germany)
05. A Clockwork London (Instrumental Short)
06. Behind the Scenes (and Beyond Infinity)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Kirlian Camera Not of This World £23.50
Review
It is most unnecessary to speak about KIRLIAN CAMERA’s standing within the gothic scene. For an impressive three decades now, the Italian project has delivered somber electronic sound odysseys far removed from any current pattern or trends. Always deeply atmospheric, always unique, always characteristic: from the legendary mini album “Kirlian Camera” (1981) to their most recent studio work “Coroner’s Sun” (2006) and the ultimate compendium “Odyssey Europa” (2010), an artistic vision somewhere between epic otherworldly darkness and passionate emotion has always marked the centre of this band.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this influential legend, “Not of This World” celebrates this event with the most thorough retrospective so far, fulfilling every fan’s wish and answering every unasked question concerning the band’s eventful career. An impressive array of 35 tracks stretches out across three CDs, assembling lots of previously unreleased tracks, long-forgotten gems, rare live versions and sought-after remixes into the most comprehensive compilation of its kind. Regular ‘best of’ releases do not even come near this brimful treasure chest.

Sounds “Not of This World”: From Angelo Bergamini’s first experimental attempts in the eighties, when he created sheer electronic wonders despite the restricted technological possibilities, to the still current era with the long-legged vocal talent Elena Fossi by his side, this triple box set consistently traces a pathway that often made the band somewhat controversial, but which sprang from the most urgent will of artistic realization. The easy way was never an option for KIRLIAN CAMERA – and “Not of This World” proves just how thankful electronic music should be for that.

Clothed in a DVD-sized digipak with a numbered case and precious silver hotfoil printing, the extensive booklet also lives up to the standard set by this overflowing release, offering uncountable previously unreleased pictures printed on exquisite paper. Strictly limited to 3000 copies worldwide, and sure to be out of print in no time. Order quickly!


Format
Limited 3CD Box Set


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Non di Questo Mondo (Previously Unreleased) (click to listen)
02. Edges (Mission Walhalla V) (click to listen)
03. Black Harbour (Helma Nah’ Shmarr) (click to listen)
04. K-Pax (FOTONOVELA Mix) (click to listen)
05. Drifting (click to listen)
06. Citizen Una (click to listen)
07. K-Space-Y 1 (click to listen)
08. Ocean (Live – Previously Unreleased) (click to listen)
09. Illegal Apology of Crime (click to listen)
10. E.D.O. Europa Drama Orbit (Blank Mix – Previously Unreleased) (click to listen)
11. Days to Come (Sensory Gate Mix – Rare) (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. Die Vergessenen (click to listen)
02. Eclipse (Original Version 1988) (click to listen)
03. The Burning Sea (Retro-Engineering 2) (click to listen)
04. Aura (click to listen)
05. Wasted Bridges (click to listen)
06. The Limit (click to listen)
07. After Winter (Version by NAEVUS) (click to listen)
08. The Icy Dawn (click to listen)
09. Sea of Memory (click to listen)
10. I Am the Light (click to listen)
11. Thanks Pigs (click to listen)
12. Autumn Room (click to listen)
13. Für Immer (click to listen)

Disc 3:-
01. Tauko A (click to listen)
02. Anti-Light (click to listen)
03. Uninhabited (click to listen)
04. Arctic Grey 2 (click to listen)
05. Koma-Menschen (click to listen)
06. Panic Area (click to listen)
07. Kobna Dob (The Sinister Season) (click to listen)
08. Tor Zwei (click to listen)
09. Manson Days in Heaven (Previously Unreleased) (click to listen)
10. Mission Diary 1 (click to listen)
11. I Know You Are Born (Rare) (click to listen)


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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tenek Blinded by You £3.50
Review
Brand new single by the excellent TENEK, ahead of their new album “On the Wire” due out in the autumn.


Format
CDS


Tracklisting
01. Blinded by You (Single Mix) (click to listen)
02. Synchronise (click to listen)
03. Blinded by You (Designed for Dancing) (click to listen)


Record Label
Toffeetones


Release Date
5th Jul 2010

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S.A.M Brainwasher £12.75
Review
SAM are back! With their new album they have set the bar even higher and promising to set dark clubs all over the world quaking again.

Founded by the highly explosive duo Joel Meyer and Daniel Meyer, the industrial project SAM has so far released two highly successful albums in 2006 and 2008 and have also established a reputation as an excellent live act. Their uncompromising and powerful live performance has earned them many shows both in Germany and abroad. In addition to supporting giants of the electro scene like COMBICHRIST, AGONOIZE and [:SITD:], they have also played well-known festivals like Wave Gotik Treffen.

Without a doubt, SAM have become an industrial/electro reference point that shouldn’t be missing from any DJ case or any ride at over 130 MPH on the motorway!

And now the long-awaited third album “Brainwasher” is here. It contains thirteen mindblowing tracks including the hit single “Bull F*cking Shit”. The duo’s sound has developed and progressed noticeably since earlier releases. Now it rolls unstoppably like a steamroller, crushing everything in its path. Groovy basslines, screaming synths, intelligent sampling and bloodcurling drumbeats have been and always will be the trademark of SAM.

SAM – TWO RULE THEM ALL.


Format
Limited CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Warning (click to listen)
02. Halluzinogen (click to listen)
03. Bull F*cking Shit (click to listen)
04. Starting the Madness (click to listen)
05. Mad as Hell (click to listen)
06. Murder Inc. (click to listen)
07. Name and Number (click to listen)
08. Psychic Driving (click to listen)
09. Corporate Violate (click to listen)
10. Interoception (click to listen)
11. S-R (click to listen)
12. Mindf*ck (click to listen)
13. MKSEARCH (click to listen)


Record Label
Pro Noize


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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[X]-Rx Update 3.0 £12.00
Review
Protect your ears! The industrial rave gods from Cologne are back!

[X]-RX was founded in 2006 by Pascal ‘CyRex’ Beniesch. The debut album “Unmöglich Erregend” contained club hits like “Feel the F*ckin’ bass” and “Die Sexualkiste der Hölle” that caused an industrial rave revolution. The second album “Stage 2” came in 2009 – again packed with club tracks like “Tanz Schlampe” and “Stage 2” – keeping the audience partying.

2010 will see the third longplayer, entitled “Update 3.0” Thirteen new dancefloor smashes that will make your speakers burn and tear down your favourite club. “Push It” is the very first track by [x]-RX to feature vocals and will make you want to join in the chant. Following tradition and habit, the preacher is in on it, too. And last but not least, for the first time ever, remixes of [x]-RX songs have been created by artists like SOMAN, S.A.M, PHOSGORE and CHAINREACTOR.

Be prepared for the next level – this is “Update 3.0”.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Update (click to listen)
02. Drums Bass Drugz and Noize (click to listen)
03. Das Ewige Leben (click to listen)
04. The Doll Underground (click to listen)
05. Panikattacke (click to listen)
06. Push it! (click to listen)
07. Bass and Percussion (click to listen)
08. Electric Man (click to listen)
09. Kra (click to listen)
10. Mechanics (click to listen)
11. This Is Rock’n’Roll (click to listen)
12. Virus Infect (click to listen)
13. Der Prediger (click to listen)
14. The Doll Underground (S.A.M Remix) (click to listen)
15. Electric Man (Quagmired by PHOSGORE) (click to listen)
16. Bass and Percussion (Add Distortion Remix by CHAINREACTOR) (click to listen)
17. The Update (Soman Remix) (click to listen)
18. The Update (CYREX’s Noise Mix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Pro Noize


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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AD:keY That’s It! £12.25
Review
THAT’S IT! AD:keY have recorded a new album! The community of fate united both privately and artistically has created a new CD featuring the familiar noisy and EBM-oriented sound. “That’s It!” is the logical continuation of the previous album “Thema Nummer Eins” and creates another mix of the typical ARMAGEDON DILDOS sound combined with song-oriented structures and provoking texts, partly in English and partly in German, all spat outin a refreshingly bold manner. In addition to the twelve new songs, there are also another four remixes on the CD, including one by AGONOIZE. Die-hard old school Tremorians, however, should give the cold shoulder to that remix. So what? The album may be polarizing – but at least it takes it to the extremes. To sum it up: with “That’s It!”, Mr and Mrs Nowotny provide the masses with electronic food, the stuff that the world’s dance floor hooligans crave for.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. That’s It! (click to listen)
02. Alte Geister (click to listen)
03. Pissed Off (click to listen)
04. Stalker (click to listen)
05. Break the Silence (click to listen)
06. P*rnös (click to listen)
07. Our World of EBM (click to listen)
08. Resist (click to listen)
09. Meine Liebe (click to listen)
10. Krank im Kopf (click to listen)
11. Unter dem Tresen (click to listen)
12. P*rno-Song (click to listen)
13. Pissed Off (Latex Version) (click to listen)
14. Pour Toi (AGONOIZE Mix) (click to listen)
15. Our World of EBM (Leomuster Version) (click to listen)
16. Our World of EBM (Radio Version) (click to listen)


Record Label
Electric Tremor Dessau


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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CeDigest Walking in the Flesh [Japanese Limited Edition] £16.50
Review
Combining the brutal beats and harsh programmed electronics of Terror-EBM with both classical and death metal influences, CEDIGEST have succeeded spectacularly at something that acts like PSYCLON NINE and DAWN OF ASHES could only dream of: a perfect fusion of styles resulting in a sound that genuinely crosses genre boundaries… “Symphonic Industrial Metal”.

The amazing Japanese Limited Edition of “Walking in the Flesh” comes with the bonus CD “Falling in the Spirit”, mastered by the legendary Jan L of NOISUF-X. Featuring eight brand-new original tracks, plus a clutch of previously unreleased remixes from the likes of PANIC LIFT, ACYLUM and DIE SEKTOR, this stunning disc illuminates still further the depth and diversity of CEDIGEST’s sound, all the more incredible considering this band are still newcomers to the industrial scene!

The first 100 units only of this unique 2CD package are presented in six-panel digipak format, with artwork redesigned by DWA from the NoiTekk original. The eight-panel booklet (expanded from the four-panel NoiTekk original) features the previously unpublished lyrics in full. A beautiful and feature-packed collector’s set, from one of THE bands to watch in 2010!


Format
Limited 2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “Walking in the Flesh”:-
01. Evil Returns (click to listen)
02. Fermenting Remains (click to listen)
03. The Fallen Angel (click to listen)
04. All Will Be Lost (click to listen)
05. Bound (click to listen)
06. Abattoir (click to listen)
07. The Faithless Congregation (click to listen)
08. Displaying the Wounds (click to listen)
09. Play Dead (click to listen)
10. Destroyer of Worlds (click to listen)
11. Limb from Limb (click to listen)
12. I Am Unstoppable (click to listen)
13. Walking in the Flesh (click to listen)

Disc 2 “Falling in the Spririt”:-
01. Evil Returns (PANIC LIFT Remix) (click to listen)
02. Dying (click to listen)
03. Reclaimer (click to listen)
04. Evil Returns (DIE SEKTOR Remix) (click to listen)
05. Jagged Path (to Salvation) (click to listen)
06. I Am Unstoppable (PERILEYES Remix) (click to listen)
07. The Song of the Infected (click to listen)
08. Mask of Sanity (click to listen)
09. Play Dead (ACYLUM Remix) (click to listen)
10. Avenger (click to listen)
11. Play Dead (SAY JUST WORDS Remix) (click to listen)
12. The Christian Condition (click to listen)
13. Unforgiving Winds (click to listen)
14. I Am Unstoppable (DYM Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Death Watch Asia/Black Rain


Release Date
22nd May 2010

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Das Praparat Unschuldsblicke £12.00
Review
The project DAS PRÄPARAT was given life by Dr Hyde in 2001. With the album “THX LD50” they proved their intention to develop along a different path from their beginning with WELLE:ERDBALL. The new album “Unschuldsblicke” impressively demonstrates the project’s maturation into a distinct style, sticking to the combination of electro and classic piano themes but also adding further elements of cabaret and jazz.

With “Unschuldsblicke” DAS PRÄPARAT deliver a very multi-faceted record. Containing lyrics about paedophilia and fear the album is dedicated to the sorrows of childhood. Furthermore it is intended to critize the social misbalance of our time. Men ought to be provoked to rethink. The protagonists skillfully manage to be shortlasting and open-minded. Alongside the previously known mixtures of various musical styles, special attention has been directed towards recording quality and diversity of sound. Topping off the album is the extraordinary remix of “Mondscheinkind” with hard-rocking guitar riffs, as well as pieces like “Du Störst” which break away from stylistic limitations of acoustic guitars.

DAS PRÄPARAT know how to reinvent themselves repeatedly, musically as well as visually. Thus, the audience will be led to ecstasy again during their next live shows.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Komm und Spiel mit Uns (click to listen)
02. Fetus in Fetu (click to listen)
03. Mondscheinkind (click to listen)
04. Emily (click to listen)
05. Onkel (click to listen)
06. Hysterie (click to listen)
07. Sucht (click to listen)
08. Unschuldsblicke (click to listen)
09. Folge Mir (click to listen)
10. Allein (click to listen)
11. Du Störst (click to listen)
12. Lilith (click to listen)
13. Schliess die Augen (click to listen)
14. Mondscheinkind (WELLENCOCKTAIL Remix) (click to listen)
15. Folge Mir (Ins Weisse Licht Mix) (click to listen)
16. Spielzeugland (click to listen)


Record Label
Scanner


Release Date
2nd Jul 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 (click to listen)
02. Liberation (Hieros Gamos) (click to listen)
03. And Thus He Spoke (click to listen)
04. Digging Towers (click to listen)
05. Rays of Light (click to listen)
06. Taming a Dream (click to listen)
07. The Mark of Cain/And from This Heart It Will Rise… (click to listen)
08. Sober Light (click to listen)
09. The Sea Inside (click to listen)
10. Invidia (click to listen)
11. The Silence (click to listen)
12. Song of Innocence (click to listen)


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
30th Apr 2010

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My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Sinister Whisperz – Volume One: The Wax Trax Years (1987-1991) £14.50
Review
As the first in a series of retrospective compilations, THRILL KILL KULT have revisited their early ‘industrial’ roots, and have masterfully breathed new life into twelve of the most definitive TKK tracks from the band’s Wax Trax Records era. The CD also includes a previously unreleased track from that time called “Satana Rising”.

Why remix such classics as “And This Is What the Devil Does” or “Kooler Than Jesus”? (to mention just two of their biggest hits). Think of it as TKK in a new, aural 3D-version… Or better yet – 4D, or beyond! From the call for drugs in “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”, to the chants of Christian Zombie Vampires in “The Days of Swine and Roses”, every nuance is clearer, every drum beat pumps harder, and every sinister whisper speaks louder to your mind, body and soul.

“It was like visiting old friends after 20 years by remixing those songs”, says producer Buzz McCoy. “And it was nice to finally add some sonic sparkle to those dusty, old tracks!”

Tread where Angels fear to go! Take the journey all over again… Get lost (again) in the intoxicating, seductive and lurid realm that is truly, and only, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. And This Is What the Devil Does (click to listen)
02. Burning Dirt (click to listen)
03. Do U Fear (For Your Child?) (click to listen)
04. Nervous Xians (click to listen)
05. The Days of Swine and Roses (click to listen)
06. These Remains (click to listen)
07. Shock of Point 6 (click to listen)
08. A Daisy Chain 4 Satan (click to listen)
09. Ride the Mindway (click to listen)
10. Kooler Than Jesus (click to listen)
11. Leathersex (click to listen)
12. A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed by a Make-Believe Lover… ‘Cuz It’s Hot (click to listen)
13. Satana Rising (click to listen)


Record Label
Rustblade


Release Date
9th Jul 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 (click to listen)
02. LACRIMOSA – Sellador (Club Mix) (click to listen)
03. INDICA – As If (click to listen)
04. THE LOVECRAVE – And Scream (click to listen)
05. EISBRECHER – Eiszeit (click to listen)
06. UMBRA ET IMAGO – Perfect Baby (click to listen)
07. LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE – Dead Heart Serenade (click to listen)
08. THE OTHER – The Lovesick Mind (click to listen)
09. THE CRIMSON GHOSTS – Ghastly Ever After (click to listen)
10. DEAD END GUYS – 1000 Black Hearts (click to listen)
11. EIGHT LEGS – Cloak & Dagger (click to listen)
12. BLOODY DEAD AND SEXY – City Ghosts (click to listen)
13. YOU SAY PARTY WE SAY DIE – XXXX Loyality (click to listen)
14. WILLIAM CONTROL – I’m Only Human Sometimes (click to listen)
15. TYING TIFFANY – Lost Way (click to listen)
16. DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY – We Fade Forever (click to listen)
17. RESIST – Tattooed (click to listen)
18. NOBLESSE OBLIGE – Beck and Call (click to listen)
19. ROMAN FISCHER – Lightscapes (click to listen)
20. AL ANDALUZ PROJECT – Maravillosos (click to listen)

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


Record Label
Batbeliever


Release Date
2nd Jul 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) (click to listen)
02. Noiz3Rush (vs NEREUS) (click to listen)
03. Viscera (vs ANGEL OF VIOLENCE) (click to listen)
04. Dissection (vs MONO PENGUIN) (click to listen)
05. Untitled (featuring JERRY B.) (click to listen)
06. The Awakening (MOTHBOY Remix) (click to listen)
07. Moments at a Cliff (vs SKULLDUGGERY) (click to listen)
08. Book of the Dead (vs RECEIVER) (click to listen)
09. Perpetuate (vs PIG FAT) (click to listen)
10. N.E.P. (vs HUMAN ERROR) (click to listen)
11. Desire to Be (vs IAMMYNEWT) (click to listen)
12. Misplaced (featuring SCALPER) (click to listen)

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


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 (click to listen)
02. Untitled 02 (click to listen)
03. Untitled 03 (click to listen)
04. Untitled 04 (click to listen)
05. Untitled 05 (click to listen)
06. Untitled 06 (click to listen)
07. Untitled 07 (click to listen)
08. Untitled 08 (click to listen)
09. Untitled 09 (click to listen)
10. Untitled 10 (click to listen)


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


Record Label
Tympanik Audio


Release Date
29th Jun 2010

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TICKETS
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:

Customers may choose for their tickets to be delivered in the post (incurring postage charges), or collect them on the door at the start of the event. Those opting to have their tickets posted must choose Recorded Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (outside the UK), due to the high value of the tickets.

Customers opting for ‘Collect on Door’ should pay for standard postage and email us at info@musicnonstop.co.uk, quoting your order number. We will then refund your postage!

If we receive any orders not conforming to these rules we will contact you to discuss your options.

We apologise for the convoluted order process. We will endeavour to re-code our website to enable only the above options shortly, but we wanted to make tickets available as soon as possible for customers.


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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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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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
Dismantled
System:FX
Plus Support


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


Doors
7.00pm

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


Date
31st Jul 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Rabia Sorda
Angelspit
Method Cell


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
Dismantled
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
Dismantled
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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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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Amalgamation 2010 Leeds Ticket (Sat 6th Nov 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Oktober Productions


Date
6th Nov 2010


Line Up
Deathboy – the prime exponents of futurepunk angst, Deathboy make a long-awaited return to live performance which always promises phenomenal passion and delivers even more!

Je$us Loves Amerika – one of the very best UK industrial acts of the past decade, and making a long-awaited West Yorkshire performance, JLA are simply not to be missed at any time

Concrete Lung – dark and visceral industrial metal from one of best new acts on the scene, with raw live performances that will blow you away

Global Noise Attack – long time standard bearers for industrial energy, London’s GLA are a live proposition not to be taken lightly

Luxury Stranger – having wowed the crowds at virtually every alternative festival in the UK in 2010, Luxury Stranger bring their dark post-punk guitar attack to bear on Leeds once again

Digicore – York’s anarcho-punksters perform raw industrial with sheer energy and aggression, making them a live favourite across the scene

Death by Electro Giants – Newcastle’s answer to KMFDM, with dirty programmed beats and biting, spitting guitar delivery

The Volatile Gentlemen – a unique live experience, the Gentlemen are what Ministry would sound like if they were formed in Royston Vasey

Spucktute – uncompromising performance art electro-punk from some of the finest minds on the scene, making their Leeds debut


Additional Info
AMALGAMATION 2010 – THE DARK NIGHT RETURNS!

The premier festival showcasing the leading lights of the UK industrial punk and post-punk scene is back yet again. Featuring nine top class UK acts, excellent DJs and a fantastic clubnight afterwards, it gives unbeatable value for those with a discerning taste for brutal beats and prime cuts of thrills and chills in equal measure.

Doors open at 2pm, with live music through until 10pm, followed by free entry to the club formally known as ‘Friday Flock’, which sees the best goth/industrial/alt DJs in the land pack the dancefloors until 2am. And all for unbeatable value at only £15!

And that’s not all – soon to be confirmed are fringe events for the Friday and Sunday, where you can get your futurepunk-on to full effect!


Venue
The Library, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AP


Doors
2.00pm

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The Birthday Massacre Sheffield (Sun 17th Oct 2010) £13.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
17th Oct 2010


Line Up
The Birthday Massacre
Plus Support


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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The Birthday Massacre Preston (Weds 20th Oct 2010) £14.00
Promoter
Dark-Cide


Date
20th Oct 2010


Line Up
The Birthday Massacre
Uninvited Guest
Plus Support


Venue
53 Degrees, Brook Street, Preston PR1 2TQ


Doors
7.30pm

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Hocico London (Sat 6th Nov 2010) £14.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
6th Nov 2010


Line Up
Hocico (Mex)
Plus Special Guests


Additional Info
Exclusive UK show, includes FREE entry to Slimelight Club after bands


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


Doors
7.00pm

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Rotersand Sheffield (Sat 11th Dec 2010) £14.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
11th Dec 2010


Line Up
Rotersand
Straftanz
Plus Support


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Lacuna Coil Sheffield (Tues 28th Sept 2010) £16.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
28th Sep 2010


Line Up
Lacuna Coil
Slaves to Gravity
Plus Support


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Atari Teenage Riot Sheffield (Fri 19th Nov 2010) £19.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
19th Nov 2010


Line Up
Atari Teenage Riot
Plus Support


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Record Label
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Release Date
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Release Date
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Release Date
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Record Label
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Release Date
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Record Label
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Release Date
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Record Label
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Release Date
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Record Label
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Release Date
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1st Sep 2008

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10th Apr 2009

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3LOBED 082LP CAMINITI, EVAN: West Winds LP (3LOBED 082LP) 19.00
“Evan Caminiti is a guitarist full of big ideas and even bigger sounds. Currently known as one-half of the San Francisco Bay area avant-droners Barn Owl, Caminiti has spent a great deal of time the past few years playing and recording gorgeous solo explorations focused primarily on the guitar but, when need be, accented by additional instrumentation. Following several prior releases, Caminiti’s abilities have been honed to the razor-sharp point of his new LP, West Winds. Three Lobed Recordings is proud to present this album, Caminiti’s most mature and meditative to date. West Winds is a discourse on solitude and cosmic exploration set primarily to an open tuned guitar. It is a logical successor to Caminiti’s strong, large(r) scale solo debut, Psychic Mud Shrine (Digitalis, 2009) and calls to mind Roy Montgomery, Hex-era Earth, and Popul Vuh. The album is the result of Caminiti’s six-month-long focus on each song’s form and musical composition. Over that span of time, Caminiti assembled and came to know each song intimately, constructing a series of strong structural bases. That knowledge permitted him to record the final takes accentuated by numerous potent improvisational flourishes as heard on West Winds. This long-form approach of adding chaotic, off-the-cuff elements to such long-crafted tracks is basically the opposite approach to that which is used within the context of Barn Owl. Through its contemplative tone, West Winds is the perfect soundtrack to your next night alone in the literal or figurative desert. It is a bold and cohesive statement from a young artist already capable of recording greatness.”
A STABLE SOUND
ASS 004CD CUT CHEMIST: Sound Of The Police CD (ASS 004CD) 17.00
Subtitled: A Live One Turntable Mix Of African And South American Inspired Music. “This CD contains African and South American inspired music from around the world. It was constructed for the first of Mochilla’s Timeless series on February 1st, 2009. I had the privilege of performing this set opening for Mulatu Astatke, which was his very first Los Angeles appearance. I recorded the rehearsal using the best parts of multiple takes. This live mix was performed using one Technics turntable, one Rane mixer, and a Boss RC50 loop pedal. Only original 7-inch and LP pressings were used. Special thanks to everybody at Mochilla for having me be part of this historic event. Shout-outs to Egon and Quantic for the opening sets and ongoing inspiration.” – Cut Chemist
ASS 004LP CUT CHEMIST: Sound Of The Police LP (ASS 004LP) 19.00
LP version.
ACME GRAMOPHONE/LION PRODUCTIONS (UK)
ACLN 1015CD HOWELL & JOHN FERDINANDO, PETER: Alice Through The Looking Glass CD (ACLN 1015CD) 15.00
“The first release (1969) from the home studio of future BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Peter Howell (he wrote the second version of the Doctor Who theme tune for BBC-TV) and his musical partner John Ferdinando, makers of legendary albums under the names Ithaca, Agincourt, Friends, and Tomorrow Come Someday. This private press record was recorded as a musical backdrop for a stage version of Alice through the Looking Glass by local amateur dramatics group the Ditchling Players. The musical templates are inspired, Lewis Carroll’s surreal poetry is as attractive as ever, and the project is colored by other English psychedelic acts of the era such as the Pink Floyd: indeed, it has been compared elsewhere to a pastoral equivalent of Piper At The Gates of Dawn.There are numerous highlights scattered throughout the album, but pride of place must go to ‘Jabberwocky,’ an impressive mélange of treated vocals and backward tapes that is worth the price of admission alone. With its drowsy atmosphere, myriad sound effects and languid organ-based sound, Alice certainly invokes the spirit of the psychedelic age, albeit from the perspective of photogenic Middle England rather than hallucinogenic Middle Earth. Rarely can an album or book have ended with a more apposite line: ‘Life, what is it but a dream?’ We are pleased as punch to be able to present the compact disc debut of Alice and with extra material, too!” Includes a 16-page booklet and 13 bonus tracks.
ASH INTERNATIONAL (UK)
ASH 8.9CS NORDWALL, JOACHIM: Ignition Cassette (ASH 8.9CS) 7.00
Sweden’s Joachim Nordwall runs iDEAL Recordings and is a member of The Skull Defekts. This release will appear as a compact disc later in 2010. Received and recorded in Brooklyn, Chicago, Gothenberg and Stockholm between 2006 and 2010. Equipment used: analog synthesizers, effects and computer. This cassette was mastered by BJNilsen and edited by Philip Marshall. Program repeats on both sides. Limited edition of 500 copies only.
ASH 9.1CS NILSEN, BJ: Draught #1 Cassette (ASH 9.1CS) 7.00
Ash International presents a cassette-only release of 2008 live tracks from Swedish sound recordist BJ Nilsen. BJ Nilsen was born in 1975 and he has been active with experimental music for over 20 years. For the past 10 years, he has been releasing albums on Touch, and making music and doing sound design for documentary film, television and commercials. He is focused on field recordings and on the sound of nature and its effect on humans and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated. Nilsen has collaborated with artists such as Chris Watson, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Philip Jeck and Stilluppsteypa, amongst others. Illustration by Sav X, entitled Dead Flowerz 1 (first in a series of 6).
ASTHMATIC KITTY
AKR 207CD INSTRUMENTS OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Library Catalog Music Series Vol. 7:Music For Paradise Armor CD (AKR 207CD) 11.00
“Instruments of Science & Technology’s Richard Swift (born Ricardo Sigilfredo Olivarez Swift-Ochoa, 1977) is an artist who lives in the Northwest region on the United States of America. He’s made lots of different music. He normally sings, but doesn’t at all on this recording. Music for Paradise Armor was made on varying recording mediums, such as a Tascam 4-track cassette player/recorder, an Otari 50/50 – 8-track half-inch recorder, a 16-track 2-inch machine constructed by Studer, and a computer made by Macintosh. There are a lot of what Swift calls ‘modern clickity-clacks’ and ‘zzzoops s s s’, as well as the occasional ‘bleep bleep blaaaaap’ found on this disc. These sounds apparently reflect our tech-centric lifestyle in the West. We have magnet trains, remote control car door locks, and affordable robotic limbs, yet we still flush our toilets with drinking water. Guard yourself.”
AKR 207LP INSTRUMENTS OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Library Catalog Music Series Vol. 7:Music For Paradise Armor LP (AKR 207LP) 14.00
LP version.
AKR 208CD MILTNER, KRISTIN: Library Catalog Music Series Vol. 8: Music For Dreaming… CD (AKR 208CD) 11.00
…And Playing. “Kristin Miltner is a composer, video and installation artist, and sound designer living in Oakland, California. She most often performs music live with versions of her custom software. She has designed this to scan sound files and live input, allowing her to instantly restructure the sounds into sequenced arrays of units of varying lengths. This scanning idea is like imagining a giant octopus in a long thin hallway with continuous windows on each side. One can touch both sides of the hallway with one’s fingertips (if one is an octopus). The length of the hallway is infinite. So the octopus runs up and down the hallway opening and closing windows, letting a little bit of water in here and there, but never stops moving back and forth, and some windows stay open for longer than others. But there’s a rhythm to it; it’s an efficient octopus. The ocean is the sound source, the hallway and octopus are the scanners, the windows determine what gets in, and the octopus’s rhythm is the sequencing mechanism.”
AKR 208LP MILTNER, KRISTIN: Library Catalog Music Series Vol. 8: Music For Dreaming… LP (AKR 208LP) 14.00
LP version.
ATLANTIC
SD 1373HLP COLTRANE, JOHN: Olé Coltrane LP (SD 1373HLP) 14.00
180 gram exact repro reissue, manufactured by Rhino. “Olé, which was originally released in 1962, was recorded in between the two sessions that formed the Impulse! release Africa/Brass. It appears that with Olé, Coltrane was continuing the experimentation of his earlier Atlantic recordings. In this case Coltrane was trying to explore the larger group format. Olé features Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Art Davis, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones, and of course Coltrane himself — a septet…quite a large band/ensemble.” — All About Jazz
AURORA BOREALIS (UK)
ABX 035LP SYLVESTER ANFANG II: Sylvester Anfang II 2LP (ABX 035LP) 25.00
“All things must evolve, and given time even the unicellular organisms dwelling in ocean’s deepest fathoms may shift form and take to the skies. In celebration of the mysteries of evolution, Aurora Borealis proudly presents Sylvester Anfang II. In the time since the release of Kosmies Slachtafval, Silvester Anfang have grown into Sylvester Anfang II, a more psychedelic beast, a more tangible creature in some ways, but one that defies and confounds standard classification. Taking their cue from Krautrock communes of yore, the Flemish troubadours have expanded both ranks and minds and now present this giant new opus for general consumption. With cultish numbers swollen with new blood in the guise of Stef Anus (Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat), Father Sloow (Sloow Tapes pontiff), Bram (Ignatz) and Clay Ruby (Davenport, Burial Hex), the sound is much fuller and more reminiscent of Kraut-ish dope jams than ever before. Ruby’s vocal additions create a whole new universe for the band, rather like if Dr. John had been born in a plague pit in Flanders, and the resulting tracks ‘The Devil Always Shits in the Same Graves Parts 1 & 2’ are masterful examples of Flemish voodoo boogie. Sure to upset parents and upstanding citizens with their occult themes and liberal European-style artwork, Sylvester Anfang II reach new levels of consciousness with their mantras of goat worship and the orthodoxy of denial that states, ‘Only analogue is real.’ Dust off your robes, sharpen the sacrificial blade, order in some Trappist beers — tune in, turn on, evolve.” Deluxe gatefold sleeve with red and green colored vinyl.
ABX 041CD CONAN: Horseback Battle Hammer CD (ABX 041CD) 17.00
“Conan are a caveman battle doom trio from the grim North of England. They summon the heavy riff from the ungodly land and crush the skull of the unbeliever with their low end doom assault. Waves of sludge and galloping crust passages overwhelm the unwary. Horseback Battle Hammer is comprised of four long and crushing tracks recorded in mid November 2009 at Wales’ mighty Foel Studio (Hawkwind, Electric Wizard, Blue Cheer, Godflesh, Amon Duul). The sound is monolithic, and clearly the band made the very best use of this legendary studio to get remarkable results from their custom made gear for a truly crushing debut release. Combining excellent production values, deadly riffs and a unique vocal style, Horseback Battle Hammer stays with the listener like a fresh wound. With artwork by Tony Roberts (Electric Wizard, Unearthly Trance, Cathedral), Conan have set in stone the majesty of their arrival.”
ABX 042CD MENACE RUINE: Union Of Irreconcilables CD (ABX 042CD) 17.00
“The Montreal duo Menace Ruine release their fourth opus on Aurora Borealis. Entitled Union of Irreconcilables, the album builds on their previous great work, the alchemical collision of black metal, walls of noise, mysticism, martial rhythms, and a medieval affinity for melody leaving the listener with a sense of unforgettable originality. Begun in 2006, Menace Ruine have always followed their own path, combining unusual elements and vocal styles in an effort to capture their unique musical vision. The evolution of the band’s style and sound has been a constant throughout their three previous releases, including 2008’s The Die is Cast (Alien8) with Geneviève’s powerful vocal performance coming to the fore.”
BOYSNOIZE RECORDS (GERMANY)
BNR 047EP HOUSEMEISTER: Beef Jerky 2 – Premium Cuts 12″ (BNR 047EP) 12.00
Housemeister presents the second volume in his Beef Jerky series. “Sommer” is probably one of his most melodic jams, reflecting a never-ending summertime breeze in Berlin. “IckSchnallUp” and “Verflixt” are great tools, “Famous” is a typical Housemeister pusher and “Hyperactive” feels like a track that Jeff Mills could have done in his early techno days. All in all, this is not just an ordinary sequel, this will mark the next level, the next shift to the real deal.
BRIDGE RECORDS
BRIDGE 9324CD MESSIAEN, OLIVER: Visions de l’Amen CD (BRIDGE 9324CD) 15.00
“In the spring of 1943, in German-occupied Paris, a select audience of invited guests gathered at the Galerie Charpentier for the first performance of Olivier Messiaen’s new work for two pianos, Visions de l’Amen. Although originally one of several pieces on the program, a printed announcement of a change of date explained that ‘the significance, the character and the duration of this work have led the Concerts de la Pléiade to present it in a concert which will be entirely devoted to it.’ Performed by Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod, Visions represented the first musical collaboration between the two, and the beginning of a personal and creative partnership that would endure for half a century. This new recording brings together two leading performers of Messiaen’s music — pianists Sarah Rothenberg and Marilyn Nonken.” “…a powerful performance…. For Messiaen, who experienced a type of synesthesia, a particular color could evoke harmonies or sounds. He composed Visions mostly in the key of A, which he associated with blue, the color of the sky and eternity. Ms. Nonken and Ms. Rothenberg (who studied Messiaen’s music in Paris with Ms. Loriod) demonstrate a deep understanding of this shimmering, colorful score…” — New York Times
CADENZA (GERMANY)
CADENZA 053EP CAHN/CESAR MERVEILLE, PABLO: Elle/FK 12″ (CADENZA 053EP) 14.00
Pablo Cahn and Cesar Merveille return to Cadenza and each take a side in a friendly contest to see who can go deeper. Right from the get-go, Cahn’s “Elle” is one of those “yeeeeeah” kind of tracks, frequency-rich and deeply satisfying, with pumping chords as juicy and marbled as slabs of meat. Merveille’s “FK” begins with a bright, feathery loop of acoustic drums and guitars, maybe even banjos, and lets it spin blissfully, over and over.
CHARLY (UK)
SNAX 620CD VA: Epitaph For A Legend 2CD (SNAX 620CD) 17.00
“Digitally remastered and expanded 2CD limited digi-book edition of this compilation. Reissue of Lelan Rogers’ compilation of alternate takes, demos, rehearsals and rare tracks from the IA vaults. Epitaph For A Legend is the story of the International Artist(s) (IA) label, which operated out of Houston from 1965 to 1970. The label was run by Lelan Rogers, brother of Country music star Kenny. Features rare and alternate recordings from their stable of artists including 13th Floor Elevators, Red Krayola, Lost & Found, Lightnin’ Hopkins and others. This deluxe reissue of the album comes packaged in a double media book with 40-page booklet with extensive liner notes from The Mole (Shindig magazine). It also features a new intro by Jon Savage (Mojo) along with his original interview with Lelan Rogers from the vinyl release.”
CIRCUS COMPANY (FRANCE)
CCS 049EP DAVE AJU & THE SOL PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: Two Tone 12″ (CCS 049EP) 12.00
Dave Aju offers this two-track side project treat with his new Sol Percussion Ensemble. Using a single percussion instrument for each track, Aju and the ensemble bring a raw, acoustic and live-jam session vibe to the proceedings. On “Vibra,” a sunny feeling builds up into a loose, Latin jazz/house interpretation of Bob James’ “Spunky.” “Flexa” starts off with a strong rhythm as warm bass tones and vocal scat chants alternate over the course of this future-meets-primitive hypnotic groover.
COCOON (GERMANY)
COR 072EP ELECTRIC RESCUE: My Inner Colors EP 12″ (COR 072EP) 12.50
This is the second EP for Cocoon Recordings by Antoine Husson aka DJ D’Jedi. He has worked for labels such as F Comm, Communiqué, ELP Medien and Paul Nazca’s label Scandium. Unerringly, Electric Rescue finds the golden compromise between modern rhythmic textures and powerful rave signals in the tradition of the early ’90s. “Crazy Purple” features an unforgettable, steadily-growing noise modulation and “Bleu Electrique” is a mind-expanding span between Chicago-esque phuture sounds and acid trance spinners.
CORTEN 004EP FIX/SVEN TASNADI, MARKUS: Dark Side Of Bo/Nordsee 10″ (CORTEN 004EP) 12.50
Cocoon’s 10″ series returns to Germany with the fourth EP. Markus Fix grew up at the decks of Helium bar, and is now at home at Cocoon Club, Frankfurt. His Cocoon debut starts with “Dark Side Of Bo” which features an extremely fat bass line pulsing through the room like an externalized heartbeat. Sven Tasnadi’s “Nordsee” is hypnotic dub techno with a tribal touch and obscure train station-like background sounds — a journey through the heart of the night.
CORTEN 006EP CHYMERA/MARTIN DAWSON + GLIMPSE: Pump/Flying Scotsmen 10″ (CORTEN 006EP) 12.50
The sixth 10″ record from Cocoon Recordings features Brendan Gregoriy aka Chymera on the A-side. “Pump” enchants, thanks to an LFO bass line and a steadily climactic harmony crescendo that emits incredibly positive vibes in between Detroit layers and dub pianos. “Flying Scotsmen,” by Glimpse, together with Martin Dawson aka King Roc features a dry, rotating bass drum that forcefully melts small sound bits in between acoustic guitar, wild-pitch layers and disco strings. Standing still is impossible.
CURTOM
CRS 8006LP IMPRESSIONS, THE: Check Out Your Mind! LP (CRS 8006LP) 11.50
Exact repro reissue, manufactured by Rhino. Originally released in 1970, this was Curtis Mayfield’s last album as a singing member of Chicago rhythm and blues group, The Impressions. Opening with the hit title track, this record is a psychedelic soul classic from Mayfield’s own Curtom label.
DANKSOUL RECORDINGS (CANADA)
DSR 002EP BRON: Great White North 12″ (DSR 002EP) 12.00
Bron, a mysterious giant from the plains of Canada’s sub-Arctic region provides Danksoul’s second release. This is a truly Northern take on the infectious grooves of micro-house. “Great White North” is a jacked-up, home-grown classic that has been garnering a cult-like following in Canada. French avant-garde house producer Le K provides a heavy-handed remix. Bron polishes off this EP with the bouncy beats and bass of “Splash Back,” followed by the soulful space-hop of “Postcards From The Prairies.”
DESSOUS (GERMANY)
DES 095EP VA: Dessous’ Best Kept Secrets 2 12″ (DES 095EP) 12.00
This is the vinyl format of Dessous’ Best Kept Secrets, featuring 3 exclusive tracks on the 2CD compilation. Tigerskin’s “Voodoo” features bizarre vocal wanderings and chunky beats. Andrade contributes the cheeky, bumpin’ house of “Merise,” and finally, the delicious phases of Ryo Murakami’s “Off The Wall’ takes a deep, extended trip into modern Chicago house. These tracks seamlessly display the vast array of talent available on the ever-growing Dessous imprint.
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHONE (GERMANY)
DG 2734451 HERBERT, MATTHEW: Mahler Symphony X Recomposed By Matthew Herbert LP (DG 2734451) 33.00
LP version. “Gustav Mahler, the great composer on the brink of modernism, wrote his last symphony during a time of great personal trouble. Just as his friend and admirer Arnold Schoenberg believed to observe the loss of subject in Mahler’s 9th Symphony, this subject was to manifest itself fully in the last tragic work of Mahler. His unfinished symphony is an expression of the personal anguish that he was suffering in the summer of 1910. Mahler was desperate and the abyss of loss and madness surrounded him. Death, always a central theme for Gustav Mahler, really seems to take shape in Symphony No. 10, a factor that Matthew Herbert has taken as a departure point for his version of Mahler’s Tenth. And Herbert has taken Mahler at his word. He fitted a coffin with a car radio, played the Tenth on it and recorded the result. The viola solo from the prelude was recorded anew at the master’s grave in Vienna. He played the adagio over the loudspeakers in a crematorium and placed a microphone behind the curtain. For Herbert, it was about focusing on the close proximity of the banal and the profound in Mahler’s work, the constant friction between life and death, love and confusion, grandeur and mortality. ‘My version is not intended to just be fascinated with death though, it is supposed to be an amplification of that unsettling balance he creates between light and dark. I want to relish the friction of the fearful with the glorious.’ This is why one constantly has a feeling of ambiguity when one approaches Herbert’s version of Mahler’s Tenth. Beneath apparently safe ground, an unknown darkness is waiting. That which is audible, tangible to the senses, has a dark side; and ever do the shadows push up to the surface. Herbert has masterfully turned the psychic and artistic thin ice that Mahler was standing on in the summer of 1910 into music. Through subtle adaptation of the structure, the sounds and the spatiality, we hear the Tenth Symphony as we have never heard it before. Occasionally softly underlined, at times overstated, Matthew Herbert regards Mahler’s unfinished symphony from the inside out. Through his sense of time and dramaturgy we are unavoidably drawn into this radio play about Mahler and his last great work. Perhaps the room in which the composer was and surrounded him like a cocoon, the sound of footsteps and the claustrophobically close rustling of paper, are among the few overdubs that Herbert used in his Mahler project. There is an obvious analogy of isolation with the small house in Toblauch (Tirol) where Gustav Mahler composed and struggled. Matthew Herbert has enriched the Recomposed series in one crucial sense: that of the work-immanent approach. He wasn’t just striving to give the Tenth Symphony his own personal point of view, rather to understand and reinforce it in all its complexity. Far more than a re-composition, Herbert has achieved a piece of sound-art which takes the subject matter and creates a mirror image of it. A reflection on Gustav Mahler and his Tenth Symphony in the best sense of the word. Original Recording: Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Deutsche Grammophon (1987).” Includes a large-scale full-color 8-page booklet.
DISKO B (GERMANY)
DB 154CD PULSINGER, PATRICK: Impassive Skies CD (DB 154CD) 17.00
With his fourth studio album Impassive Skies, legendary Viennese producer Patrick Pulsinger draws the attention to the dancefloor. After his highly-acclaimed adventure into jazz with Easy To Assemble — Hard To Take Apart and the classic Dogmatic Sequences Series (DB 142CD), comes an album that extends the unique combination of electronics and recorded instruments even further: synthesizers and hand-played drumboxes, not sequenced by the computer, carefully fitted into the musical performances. All the beautiful irregularities of the human groove with its switches and bleeps of the analog bubble-bath melt into a soundscape that reflects both the history of dance music and today’s production techniques. All eight tracks on the album show great diversity in style and musical approach. The analog recording and mixing process and the wide dynamic range give the material a continuity that makes Impassive Skies such an intense and visionary listening experience. Several guest musicians and vocalists played an important part in the development of the album. Their involvement in the early stages of the compositions allowed Pulsinger to give room to their performances in the arrangement and shape the electronic sound around the instruments. Opening track “Grey Gardens” revolves around trumpet and improvisation genius Franz Hautzinger, whose narrative performance inspired its samba-esque feel, playful drum sequencing and Detroit-style synthesizer chords. In “Future Back” and title track “Impassive Skies” the outstanding soundscape of guitar experimentalist Christian Fennesz set a perfect background for Rhodes, grand piano and organ played by young jazz talent Martin Knorz, as well as modular synthesized drum patterns and Polaroid sampling by the legendary Sebastian Niessen of SND. There is a certain cosmic feel in the 2 tracks that feature the human clockwork Elektro Guzzi as rhythm combo. “Thong” is filled with tom-tom breaks and deep, driving bass. “Blame It” features the voice of Abe Duque with straightforward, dubbed-out disco catching a glimpse of vibraphone and vocoder. Other guest vocalists who bring elements of pop, new wave and punk to the album include G.Rizo and Teresa Rotschopf.
DB 154LP PULSINGER, PATRICK: Impassive Skies 2×12″+CD (DB 154LP) 20.00
Gatefold 2LP version. Includes free CD version.
DOG W/A BONE
DWAB 006CD MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN: Graffiti Composition CD (DWAB 006CD) 15.00
Dog W/A Bone, the recording label established by the Paula Cooper Gallery, is pleased to announce the CD release of Graffiti Composition by American visual artist and composer Christian Marclay. In 1996, Marclay plastered more than 5,000 posters of blank sheet music in public places throughout Berlin during a month-long sound festival. The posters functioned as an open invitation to the public to scribble musical notes, or any other type of graffiti. Marclay photographed the graffitied sheets, selected 150 from the group, and compiled them into a portfolio intended to be interpreted and performed by musicians. Graffiti Composition is the live recording of a one-time performance at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2006. Led by Elliott Sharp, it features five world-renowned guitar players: Melvin Gibbs, Mary Halvorson, Lee Ranaldo, Vernon Reid, and Elliot Sharp. The release of Graffiti Composition coincides with the opening of Christian Marclay: Festival at the Whitney Museum of Art, a groundbreaking exhibition highlighting the interplay between the visible, audible and performance that is the hallmark of Marclay’s work. The show will focus on the artist’s graphic scores: art works with visual cues to be interpreted by musicians in performance. The exhibition will feature select musicians’ daily live performances of Marclay’s scores and runs from July 1st through September 26th, 2010.
DOXY (ITALY)
DOX 836LP COLEMAN, ORNETTE: Tomorrow Is The Question LP (DOX 836LP) 21.00
“Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1930, Ornette Coleman began playing alto sax in 1944 and tenor soon after, and is almost entirely self-taught. From the beginning, Coleman chose the path less traveled, concerning himself with pitch and melody and trying to extract qualities of the human voice with his horn. The result was a sound in jazz that no one had ever heard before, sparking the ‘free jazz’ revolution, which soon became one of its major currents. Despite an early lack of comprehension over what Coleman was doing, the titles of his early albums suggest that Coleman himself knew exactly how his music would influence the jazz world (Tomorrow Is the Question, Something Else), it was just a question of time. This, Coleman’s second album, recorded in 1959 in Los Angeles, was produced by one of Coleman’s early supporters, Lester Koenig of the great Contemporary Records, and features Don Cherry on trumpet, Percy Heath/Red Mitchell on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. It was during this time that Coleman’s career began to take off, thanks in part to John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet who got Coleman and Cherry spots at the School of Jazz in Lenox, Massachusetts. This same year Coleman recorded his watershed album The Shape of Jazz to Come.”
DOX 837LP COLEMAN, ORNETTE: Something Else LP (DOX 837LP) 21.00
“The aptly titled Something Else really was something else when it first hit the shops in 1958. Ornette Coleman’s debut album sounded unlike anything the jazz world had ever heard before and like any true revolutionary he was simultaneously both heckled as a fraud and lauded as a genius of the future of jazz. Half a century later, and given Coleman’s extraordinary influence in both the jazz and rock world, it is difficult to imagine that Coleman could have had a hard time getting work as a sideman, but his style was so unusual that even fellow jazz musicians thought he was ‘out of tune.’ Only a small group of people understood what he was trying to do at first, and this album, featuring Coleman playing his famous plastic alto sax, Don Cherry on trumpet, Billy Higgins on drums, Walter Norris on piano and Don Payne on bass, a landmark album in jazz, was so far ahead of its time that it still sounds fresh 50 years later.”
DOY 632LP WILLIAMS, HANK: Shreveport Sessions 2LP (DOY 632LP) 30.00
“When Hank arrived in Shreveport in August 1948, KWKH’s now legendary Louisiana Hayride (but at the time just one of many popular radio barn dance’s being broadcast across the South) had yet to attract a major act (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Webb Pierce, Jim Reeves, and Slim Whitman all came after), and Hank himself was barely known outside of Montgomery. Hank managed nonetheless to get a spot on the Hayride (sponsored by the Johnnie Fair syrup company), which he held down until May of the following year, when the success of ‘Lovesick Blues’ meant that Hank was on to the bright lights of Nashville. During this period (Aug. 1948-May 1949) Hank made a number of recordings, including several acetates that were recorded for KWKH to broadcast when Hank was away on other engagements. This material, almost entirely comprised of Hank singing other artists’ songs, gives fans an enlightening glimpse of Hank’s many influences and how his style developed over the years. However, Hank also recorded acetates of his own material while he was with the Hayride, mostly with Curley Williams, which he sent over to Acuff-Rose in Nashville, and these are also included here.”
DOY 640LP HOOKER, JOHN LEE: The Great John Lee Hooker LP (DOY 640LP) 21.00
“After a few years spent climbing the ranks of the Detroit blues scene, in rolls 1948 and Hooker’s ‘Boogie Chillen’ — a variation on an ‘old lick’ he says he heard the guys playing way back when in Mississippi — goes to the top of the charts. In the years that follow, John Lee Hooker has one hit after another, backed often only by a single sideman, the great Eddie Kirkland (because he was one of the only guys who could keep up with him!). Not in the sense that Hooker played fast or fancy; in fact, Hooker himself once said, ‘I don’t play a lot of fancy guitar. I don’t want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.’ These ten tracks have ‘mean licks’ a-plenty, and take listeners back to that early period, beginning with his earliest single, 1948’s ‘Sally Mae’ and its B-side, ‘Boogie Chillen,’ through to 1954’s, ‘I Need Love So Bad,’ the year before Hooker signed to Vee Jay.”
DOY 641LP HOOKER, JOHN LEE: Driftin’ Thru The Blues LP (DOY 641LP) 21.00
“There was an almost religious quality to the way John Lee Hooker saw himself as a musician: the way a preacher is a vessel for the Word of God, John Lee Hooker was a vessel for the blues. After running away from a life of back-breaking labor in the cotton fields of Mississippi at the age of 14, Hooker drifted from town to town until he ended up in the booming city of Detroit, in the early 1940’s. Although Detroit’s blues scene was small compared to that of Chicago, it wasn’t long until young John Lee from Mississippi was a big man on campus. The five tracks on side A were recorded in Detroit between 1949 and 1950 and feature stereo recordings of mainly solo performances by John Lee Hooker. The five tracks on Side B, also recorded in Detroit, are mono recordings primarily from 1954 and feature Hooker in a band format backed by tenor sax, piano and drums.”
DOY 642LP GILBERTO, JOAO: Chega De Saudade LP (DOY 642LP) 21.00
“It would probably not be an overstatement to call this the most influential Brazilian album of all time. Originally released in 1959, Chega de Saudade is the album cited as creating bossa nova, so to say that it lit a fire in the music world would be putting it mildly. It would be perhaps more accurate to say that it influenced so many musicians both at home (Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, etc.) and abroad (Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Charlie Byrd) that it effectively single-handedly changed the way people both made and listened to music, and put Brazilian artists on the map. Almost every song on this album has gone on to become a standard, and Gilberto, called ‘O Mito,’ is today, at age 79, truly a living legend. Here Gilberto collaborates with both Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, both legends in their own right. Moraes and Jobim would soon go on to write the song that won them a Grammy in 1965, ‘The Girl From Ipanema.'”
DRAG CITY
DC 268BK CALLAHAN, BILL: Letters To Emma Bowlcut Book (DC 268BK) 12.00
“After years of writing songs and singing them into the space in front of him, Bill Callahan has written a book of words to go out into that space as well. Letters to Emma Bowlcut is just that, the letters from a boy to a girl. It is in fact one side of the story, and as such is a meditation on solitude, at times tracing a relationship but mainly making the expressions of a person’s soul secrets that are too difficult to impart face to face. As the first letter says, ‘I couldn’t talk to you but I had to write to you.’ A fiction with a nameless protagonist, Letters to Emma Bowlcut collects sixty two letters from a few seasons in the sun as he reaches repeatedly outwards, addressing himself to Emma whether countering her unseen words or more often, exploring the possibilities of explaining his self. To entertain, to explain, to seduce or induce a reply, all his intentions are bound together in the letters, which come across alternately as diary entries, tall-tale confessionals and yes, letters. Our writer is up to the tasks, sifting the loose details of his day-to-day, giving emotional weather updates, advising, narrating and delivering dry punchlines with incredible timing. Letters to Emma Bowlcut captures the sensual and esoteric qualities of letter correspondence that cannot be duplicated by any fancy digital technologies — your emails, texts, and the IM. Damn all this modern convenience! There is something in the time it takes the post to deliver and the object that eventually arrives that evokes an intimacy, a passion; a desire to be known and an opportunity to present oneself in the internal fantasy of everyday’s secret internal dialogue. To paraphrase an old adage of the entertainment industry, when fact meets fiction, print the legend. Where comedy meets poetry, print the pros.” 80 pages; soft bound; cover price: $12.98.
DC 421CD ROBERTS & FRIENDS, ALASDAIR: Too Long In This Condition CD (DC 421CD) 13.50
“Young Scotsman Alasdair Roberts is an old hand at songcraft — and not just his own, but the songs of the ancients, the near-ancients and their friends. Over the past decade that he’s been singing music in his own name (after graduating from the Appendix Out youth brigade), he’s made a habit out of recording songs of his own and traditional songs with an equal amount of investment and urgency. After all, it’s all music, always deserving of everything we have to give. Following 2009’s deluge of fantastic syncretic epics (as documented on Spoils and The Wyrd Meme EP), Too Long In This Condition stands at the deep well of traditional songs, ready to plunge the murky depths at any moment. It’s the third such album in Alasdair’s career: back in 2001, he recorded his first set of traditionals as a solo act and then in 2005, he made No Earthly Man with production from Bonnie Will Oldham. As ever before, grave robber Roberts circles the elders warily, with suspicion, fascination and adoration. His renditions are based upon multiple versions that he has heard sung and then sung himself. After all this steeling of the self, these auld song stories are reanimated here in raptly personal versions — no slavish renditions these! Instead, new life and color pours from the speakers, with each song playing out in a way that Alasdair and his friends felt best about. The friends! To realize his new antique approach, Ali channeled the talents of an international cartel of musicians, including Edinburgh fiddler/violinist Alastair Caplin, Canadian cellist Christine Hanson, UK singer/concertina player Emily Portman, Scottish piper Donald Lindsay, Glasgow’s own Shane Connolly (drums an’ percussion), Ben Reynolds (lap steel) and Tom Crossley (allsorts), plus Ozark harpist Bill Lowman of Oklahoma USA. Together they rock and reel, with voices raised in harmony and hands and feet stomping the beat, unfurling a range of moods that comprise the endless songs of life. Too Long In This Condition? Not by half! We’re betting that in another thousand years, the sky-creatures that inherit our burnt orb’ll be taking Alasdair’s versions and singing them in their own throatless style, seeking to crack the codes and unravel the mystery of man. Raise your glass to human tradition — it’s a beautiful and horrible thing.”
DC 421LP ROBERTS & FRIENDS, ALASDAIR: Too Long In This Condition LP (DC 421LP) 17.00
LP version.
DC 427CD MCBEE, HAMPER: The Good Old-Fashioned Way CD (DC 427CD) 13.00
“The late Hamper McBee was a moonshiner, carnival barker, and ballad singer of legendary proportions. First ‘discovered’ and recorded by folklorist and performer Guy Carawan in 1964, Hamper’s prodigious talent and personality won him admirers not only in his native Smoky Mountains but throughout the folk music world, where his wholly unique approach to old-time ballads and lyric songs struck like revelations. He drew from both the oral tradition and from records — he especially loved Bradley Kincaid, Vernon Dalhart, and, surprisingly, Burl Ives — to create a repertoire entirely his own, and that he sung in a warm, powerful voice seasoned by prodigious quantities of cigarettes, booze, and joie de vivre. Recorded by renowned country music scholar Charles K. Wolfe and filmmaker Sol Korine at Hamper’s home in Monteagle, Tennessee, in 1977, The Good Old-Fashioned Way compiles the best of McBee’s traditional ballads, affecting original compositions, and outlandish, side-splitting stories of life on the carnival circuit, at the moonshine still, in the back of Sheriff Bill Malone’s patrol car, and as Hamper McBee. You’ve never met anyone like him before. You’ll be glad you did.”
DC 427LP MCBEE, HAMPER: The Good Old-Fashioned Way LP (DC 427LP) 15.00
LP version.
DC 436EP MONOTONIX: Never Died Before/Lazy Boy 7″ (DC 436EP) 5.50
“In a little over two years, Monotonix have become an incredible part of the international independent rock scene. Their refusal to sit still, or even leave the drums in one place for more than a song or two, is a part of their charm — the other parts include balls-out rock and roll (sometimes literally!) and a bottomless desire for good times. Monotonix’s two releases thus far, the Body Language EP and the full-length album Where Were You When It Happened? have distilled the rowdy essence of their legendary live shows into recorded sound — but the quest to fill the grooves with the rush that comes from the live experience continues. For their latest attempt, Monotonix traveled to Electrical Audio for some furious recording with Steve Albini. The fast and fun results are available on two 7″ singles ‘Never Died Before,’ and ‘Fun Fun Fun.'”
DC 441EP MONOTONIX: Fun Fun Fun/Try Try Try 7″ (DC 441EP) 5.50
“These singles are songs-on-the-run, quickly rendered in best punk rock fashion in order to help pay for dinner or gas or whatever else is needed to get to the next town. They won’t be around forever so pick ’em now!”
DC 444LP YOUNG, MATTHEW: Traveler’s Advisory LP (DC 444LP) 15.00
“Mixing a hammered dulcimer and a drum machine makes no logical sense. Taking your lyrics from instruction manuals is not a good idea. Covering Michael Hurley in 1986 is about as out of step with the times as you can get. And yet… somehow this 25-year-old ’12th-century/folk/electronic album’ feels perfectly up to date and dare we say…cooler than anything else you’ll hear this year! Drag City and Yoga Records proudly present Matthew Young’s Traveler’s Advisory. Recorded at home, made and distributed at the end of the first age of vinyl, Traveler’s Advisory is a startlingly original work: an utterly unique mix of vocals, dulcimer, banjo, Casio synths, and electronic drums, Matthew played every instrument & recorded every note. A graphic designer by trade, he too created the album artwork. Aside from a few traditionals and one cover version, Young composed everything. The haunting song Young chose to cover, ‘Werewolf,’ comes from another original, Michael Hurley, approximately 20 years before Hurley came back into fashion with the kids. The striking blend of ‘electronic’ & ‘traditional’ should appeal to fans of Arthur Russell; another pioneer responsible for an unlikely wedding of drum machine and cello. Opener ‘Objects in Mirror’ does indeed evoke Russell’s intimate home recordings compiled on the posthumous Calling Out Of Context. So much private press music comes off as the result of some sort of vanity — ‘private press’ is often nothing more than code for ‘vanity press.’ Hearing Traveler’s Advisory, one is struck by the vivid image of an artist who is full of ideas and learning how to express them as he goes along out of a sense of necessity. Young is the receiver and transmitter of strange ideas drifting in the ether, and renders them quite understandable to any open-minded listener.”
EAT CONCRETE (NETHERLANDS)
EAT 017EP BLIPVERT: Quantumbuster Now 12″ (EAT 017EP) 12.50
Whacked-out but well-executed electronics from Blipvert. A highly limited special edition of 250, packaged in truly amazing artwork by Elzo, printed by hand. Stylistically, this EP can be labeled glitch, IDM, noise and psychedelic, but it’s so much more. Borrowing just as easily from free-jazz as from breakcore, Blipvert juxtaposes African drum music with weird vocalizations and instrumentation that is detailed to the extreme.
ELEVATOR BATH
EEAOA 031LP SHOEMAKER, MATT: Isolated Agent/Stranding Behavior PIC. DISC (EEAOA 031LP) 21.00
“Elevator Bath’s ongoing series of picture disc LPs (each record being adorned with full-color artwork by the recording artist) continues with Matt Shoemaker’s debut appearance on vinyl: An enigmatic pairing of new recordings with appropriately cryptic artwork. Much of Shoemaker’s recorded output prominently features the use of field recordings (see his Tropical Amnesia One CD), but in this case he has eschewed such grounded measures and has instead sculpted a two-part puzzle which seemingly exists on some other plane(t). Layer upon evolving layer of sonic phenomena is still the methodological trademark, but the content is almost entirely electronic, lending a great deal of vivid color to a description of blackest space. The two works presented here are powerfully mysterious, unsettling examples of Matt Shoemaker’s prowess as a composer of details, of moods and tenses. The improbably relevant artwork for this picture disc consists of two collages utilizing Shoemaker’s own hand-dyed paper. The images, as well as their meanings, are essentially abstract and yet remarkably familiar. On the A side, the ‘Isolated Agent’ scuttles in a circular motion, forever locked in an endless search for the unknown element. The B side depicts the constant retreat, the ‘Stranding Behavior’ inevitably resulting in/from confusion. ‘You realize what you are implying? That we owe our human condition here to the intervention of insects.’ Matt Shoemaker’s music has been released by such labels as Trente Oiseaux, The Helen Scarsdale Agency, and Ferns Recordings. He resides in Seattle. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 233 copies.”
EEAOA 033LP BERRY, KEITH: The Cartesian Plane PIC. DISC (EEAOA 033LP) 21.00
“Elevator Bath’s ongoing series of picture disc LPs (each record being adorned with full-color artwork by the recording artist) continues with Keith Berry’s debut appearance on vinyl: An absolutely mesmerizing cycle of deep, meditative tranquility inextricably linked to Berry’s otherworldly painting which appears behind the record’s grooves. The soundscapes along The Cartesian Plane are beautifully absorbing, heavy with the slow unraveling of emotions, almost beyond belief. There is an immense weight to these recordings, the richness of which belies the careful subtlety of the compositions. The sound is expansive and unreal, a perfect complement to the record’s visual aspects which seem to describe a kind of alternate existence. Like bookends, the colorful images house a wealth of experiences, wonderful and frightening. As you gaze upon the rotating colors and Keith Berry’s dense dream-sounds pour out of the speakers, total immersion in The Cartesian Plane is more than probable, it is certain. Five years have passed since Keith Berry’s masterful The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish, a disc that was something of a revelation for the lucky few who were able to obtain a copy of the original release. Since that time Berry’s reputation has steadily grown, even though his discography has not. Aside from a few compilation appearances (including Elevator Bath’s A Cleansing Ascension), he has remained silent. The release of The Cartesian Plane then truly calls for celebration, as it is precisely the record those of us who admire Berry’s work have longed for. Keith Berry’s music has been released by such labels as Trente Oiseaux, Twenty Hertz, and Crouton. He resides in London. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 233 copies.”
FAT CAT (UK)
FAT 082CD NASTASIA, NINA: Outlaster CD (FAT 082CD) 14.00
“The new album from Nina Nastasia, Outlaster is an achievement of staggering beauty by an artist of pervasive, quiet influence undergoing a sea change in musical form. Recorded with a small orchestra by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, and featuring string arrangements by Paul Bryan, Outlaster brings Nastasia’s now-legendary songcraft to a stunning new level. Though the signposts of Nastasia’s sensibility are still present: songwriting impeccable but not fussy, lyrics intelligent and provocative but not overly enamored with their own cleverness, her work continues to startle and intrigue even Nina Nastasia obsessives. She is, to quote Interview, ‘the rare artist who creates a new form from which others will copy.'”
FAT 082LP NASTASIA, NINA: Outlaster LP (FAT 082LP) 17.00
Gatefold LP version on 180 gram virgin vinyl.
FAT 1311CD RICHTER, MAX: Infra CD (FAT 1311CD) 14.00
“Originally conceived as a Royal Ballet-commissioned collaboration between composer Max Richter, choreographer Wayne McGregor and artist Julian Opie, Richter’s gorgeous score to Infra is deservedly given life of its own in this album-length release. Expanded and extended from the original piece, Infra comprises music written for piano, electronics and string quintet, including the full performance score as well as material that has subsequently developed from the construction of the album — more a continued reference to the ballet than as a ‘studio album’ in the strictest sense. The composition resonates with Richter’s characteristic musical voice — majestic, involved textures; fluent and sweeping melodies; an enigmatic and inherently intellectual understanding of harmonic complexities that compels and mesmerizes.”
FAUXPAS MUSIK (GERMANY)
FAUXPAS 002EP MITTEKILL: Zum Spielplatz – Goldwill Remixes 12″ (FAUXPAS 002EP) 12.00
After listening to the original version of “Zum Spielplatz” by Mittekill on byte.fm radio, Fauxpas Musik asked Modul8 to license the track to them. Goldwill delivered two remixes that just blew everyone away and that’s why the label decided to put both on this 3-track EP you’re holding in your hands right now. On white vinyl. Limited, numbered edition of 500 copies.
FIRE (UK)
FIRE 145CD PIGBAG: Volume 1: Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive 2CD (FIRE 145CD) 18.00
Led by the dancefloor anthem that rocked into the UK pop charts all the way to #3, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag,” a song that has since become a signature at football matches and television shows alike, Pigbag returns with the definitive collection of their output: Pigbag Volume One and Pigbag Volume Two, encompassing both of their full length releases Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive (1982) and Lend An Ear (1983), along with a collection of their pulsing singles and B-sides and a clutch of amazing live performances. Volumes One and Two kick it up a notch with fresh mastered versions of stone-cold groove classics that sound more at place with the current indie/world music resurgence than they ever have. Mixing punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae and Afrobeat into a bewitching brew, Pigbag delivers. This is hardly a simple re-issue, but rather a long needed re-introduction. Formed from creative jam sessions in punk’s aftermath, the young group gathered steam after convincing Simon Underwood to join the fun following his departure from The Pop Group. Soon, the band would find themselves on Dick O’Dell’s Y Records and naming themselves after early member Chris Hamlin’s bag that he always carried. Cheekily naming their first single in reference to the James Brown number, they delivered an instrumental classic of their own with “Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag” and stormed the charts. Following with funky singles and the massive success of debut album Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive, they embarked on a tour that began to fragment the group, while also bringing several appearances on “Top of the Pops” and other highlights. All the while, “Papa” pounded relentlessly on the dancefloor and the football terraces, culminating in a triumphant third showing on the Christmas edition of “Top of the Pops.” For their second album, Lend An Ear, the group would add vocalist Angela Jaeger and stretch their sound accordingly. The public remained transfixed on their earlier singles and never warmed to the change as quickly as the band would have liked, and soon they would decide to part ways. Deluxe gatefold mini-LP style packaging with a 12-page booklet and die cut lettering on cover.
FIRE 146CD PIGBAG: Volume 2: Lend An Ear + Pigbag Live 2CD (FIRE 146CD) 18.00
For their second album Lend An Ear, originally released in 1983 on Y Records, UK post-punk band Pigbag would add vocalist Angela Jaeger and stretch their sound accordingly. The public remained transfixed on their earlier singles and never warmed to the change as quickly as the band would have liked, and soon they would decide to part ways. While the early work still makes one’s pulse quicken, this second act deserves a fresh listen, as it showcases an incredibly confident collection of players pushing the boundaries of where they had been before — with spectacular results. Includes an instrumental version of “Hit The ‘O’Deck,” and extra track “Six Of One.” The second CD includes the Pigbag Live album of live tracks and remixes. Deluxe gatefold mini-LP style packaging with a 12-page booklet and die cut lettering on cover.
FUMAKILLA (GERMANY)
FUMA 034EP WOODY/FELIPE VALENZUELA/DANI CASARANO: Woman 12″ (FUMA 034EP) 12.00
Berlin-based Woody recently invited some new blood into his studio: Chilean label mates Felipe Valenzuela and Dani Casarano. The results of their session easily break from formulaic dancefloor cuts: “Woman” will seduce you gently at first, but by the time the groove builds up, she’ll have you completely captivated — a combination of techno energy, house chords and disco string accents. This single-sided 12″ includes the original, nearly 10-minute version.
GALACTIC ZOO DISK/DRAG CITY
DC 435LP SPUR: Spur Of The Moments LP (DC 435LP) 15.00
“Doncha just hate it when a majorly-touted obscurity or ‘major find’ fancy reissue finally makes it into your hands, and it turns out to be nothing but sub-Hendrix acid-rawk jams, tuneless loner plink, some horn-addled overblown studio pomp, or simply just obscure-for-a-very-good reason? Or worse yet, it’s an album you’ve already heard, but you buy it again for a bunch of ‘bonus material,’ which is nothing but lame garage rock covers? Well folks, relax — you are in no such danger with the major unveiling of the soon-to-be-seminal Belleville, Illinois outfit Spur. Little did we all know that still lurking in southern Illinois (near St. Louis actually), was one of the most amazing secret bands that could’ve given any 60s ‘Sunset Strip’ band a serious run for its money. Even more shocking was the amount of beyond-spectacular unreleased tracks lingering in their vaults…stuff that will truly spin heads around. So we cherry-picked only the best material from their insanely rare micropressed LP Spur of the Moments to make room for the plethora of new-found bounty. For 60s ‘psych’ enthusiasts, or really just fans of anything essentially rock n roll, there is a grove of treasures on this lone LP (boy was it hard to edit it all down to 40 minutes). The earliest Spur days, back when they were known (or really unknown) as The Unknowns, finds them in absolutely heartbreaking folk-garage mode, recalling the best of the Blue Things, The Choir, Beau Brummels or even ye olden Beatles. They evolved quickly into full-tilt west coast-style psychedelia, pouring on the fuzz with a laid-back tunefulness that certainly gives outfits like Quicksilver Messenger Service, Relatively Clean Rivers and Thee Dead some competition (indeed Spur opened for Jerry n crew in the day — as well as Cream!). By the 70s Spur had expanded even further, at last answering the age-old question, ‘What if Buffalo Springfield had hung in there and totally kicked ass by 1971?’ Gorgeous harmonies soaring above utterly driving guitars, amid heady studio trickery paints a picture not unlike the sainted pop of your Big Stars or Badfingers. So yeah, if you’re a fan of bands that seemlessly and viscerally integrated country, rock, psychedelia, folk and really everything grand in R n R, a la the Byrds, Moby Grape or even the Flying Burrito Brothers, prepare to have your doors blown off by a band that will soon be regarded as esteemed contemporaries of all of them.”
GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)
GUESS 067LP O’BRIEN & JAKE, JUSTEN: Time Will Tell LP (GUESS 067LP) 25.50
The greatest album in the history of North Dakota is Justen O’Brien and Jake’s Time Will Tell (1978). Bootlegged twice already, Guerssen is proud to present the first artist-approved reissue of this mysterious, deep, UFO-inspired masterpiece. Featuring crystal-clear sound, the originally-intended cover art in a gorgeous gatefold cover, in-depth liner notes by Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records), and never-before-seen photos capturing the mystique of this long-gone psych/prog/lounge classic, even longtime fans will need to check back in with Justen O’Brien’s unique vision of the cosmos. A truly MAJOR left-field rediscovery on par with Bobb Trimble, Jade Stone And Luv, or DR Hooker.
INTERNATIONAL FREAKSHOW (GERMANY)
IF 017EP STAR, MATT: Ravedub 12″ (IF 017EP) 12.00
Matt Star evokes the Arctic chill sound with “Ravedub,” a track that sounds like it was recorded inside of an ice-cave. You might be reminded of the legendary Basic Channel era by this seriously hypnotizing groove monster. “Hypno’s Back” can be called a worthy post-modern homage to Detroit-style techno in some way — the artist took some of these ingredients and combined them with his individual brand of the new generation techno-style productions.
IT’S (GERMANY)
ITS 004EP RVDS: Waiting 12″ (ITS 004EP) 12.00
It’s back, it’s great, it’s acid, it’s deep, it’s house, it’s time … the label It’s is back with a fine release of deep acid house by the DJ artist RVDS. Three tracks (two with vocals) full of soul, acid and love, inspired by Detroit classics like Mr. Fingers, Omar S, etc. All house-heads are in for a treat. Listen, dance or take it as a DJ tool.
JAGJAGUWAR
JAG 167DVD ALVERSON, R.: The Builder DVD (JAG 167DVD) 20.00
“Following an Irish immigrant carpenter from coastal Queens to the Catskills and beyond,The Builder is an American existential portrait that explores the gulf between the idea of a thing and the thing itself. Having set off to the New York countryside to construct a reproduction of the earliest of American cape houses, the protagonist (Colm O’Leary) finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue. Debts and expectations mount alongside the crudest and most naive of deceptions, that of both self and of family. As the chasm grows the Builder finds himself confronted by the unnerving ambivalence of the world around him.” Featuring music by Bon Iver, Gregor Samsa, Pan American, Spokane and Robert Donne. 94 minutes; stereo; color; NTSC format.
JAG 177LP YOUNGS, RICHARD: Beyond The Valley Of Ultrahits LP (JAG 177LP) 15.00
“‘Make a proper pop album.’ Thus was the simple dare handed to Richard Youngs from his friend Andrew ‘Paz’ Paine during their weekly Sunday meet-up. Ever the modest master, Youngs said in accepting this friendly challenge that he merely endeavored to capture the ‘beats and hooks’ of contemporary pop. We present the results here as Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits. Among bright, hypnotic loops, Youngs’ voice finds its inner Bowie. But let it be known: this collection of house-inspired gems displays much more than a capacity for pop emulation. It’s a confirmation of Youngs’ craft and prowess, no matter the terrain. With enviable grace, experimental minimalist Youngs sets his sights on the pop world and claims it as his own. Youngs’ heretofore unknown love of Pet Shop Boys and the Madchester sound is reimagined via his unique avant sensibility and atmospheric wand strokes. Originally released in 2009 as a very-limited CD-R on Paine’s Sonic Oyster label, Jagjaguwar is honored to present Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits, remastered and on vinyl for the first time.”
KLANGFARBE SCHALLPLATTEN (GERMANY)
KLA 004EP TANDEM: Laid Back EP 12″ (KLA 004EP) 12.00
Two tracks from label manager, producer and DJ team Tandem, remixed by Sweet’N’Candy and John Lagora. “Laid Back” is contemporary, with its own, very special deepness — a true groover with a massive bass line and swingin’ Hammond. “Sweet’N’Candy” aka Rico Henschel picks it up and brands it with freaky samples and warm chords. Tandem shows their darker, more technoid side with “Melting Pot.” John Lagora batches this track with a craggy bass line and slicin’ hi-hats, creating a gloomy room.
LICKING RIVER RECORDS
LR 004LP MASS SHIVERS: Contoured Heat LP (LR 004LP) 15.00
“Consumed by beastly guitars, the songs on Contoured Heat are simply menacing. Opening cut ‘More Bumper Than A Body Shop’ stabs jaggedly before diving into a heavy groove, drums drenched in sweat smelling of the dark days of Altamont. ‘(I’ve Got The Power)’ bounces spryly, reminding you that ‘the crippled and the beaten get even,’ before tearing you through to the eye of a sonic cyclone with its loops and solos shredding in a panorama of psychedelia. Mysticism roars in the tracks that follow — ‘Outsider Erotica’ entices like the dreamy glaze of a single night in Marrakech, its themes of tender seduction sung to something like the bastard child of Ananda Shankar and late-period Black Flag, while ‘Bilateral Dysfunction’ emotes like a desert expanse that would not seem out of place on a soundtrack to the films of Jodorowski. Weighted, meditative explorations are central to ‘Languid Liquid’ and the tracks that follow — ‘Oden v. Odin’ with its wordless chant and enchanting hook, the lamenting lines and dense grooves of ‘Anonynominous’ — an experience ripe with drone, repetition, and layers upon layers of delayed, effects-laden guitars.”
LIEBE DETAIL (GERMANY)
LIEBE 032EP SURREALISM/ALLAND BYALLO: So Much/Can I May I 12″ (LIEBE 032EP) 12.00
Hailing from Sofia, Surrealism aka Nick Nikolov and Kalin Todorov proudly present their liebe*detail debut with the sharp, jacking house of “So Much.” Focusing on raw, classic percussion, smooth, reassuring Rhodes hooks and its identifying vocal treatments, Surrealism pushes heavy house jams full of love and attitude. San Francisco’s Alland Byallo presents a dense, dub-inspired journey, rich in atmosphere, thick percussive layers and rousing synth themes. Pace, power and full-spectrum production that goes hand-in-hand with one of the West Coast’s finest frontmen.
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
LITA 056CD BARRETT & THE YOUTH FOR CHRIST CHOIR, T.L.: Like A Ship…(Without A Sail) CD (LITA 056CD) 14.00
“One time Chicago pastor and civic crusader T.L. Barrett’s long-forgotten gospel-soul LP Like A Ship? (Without a Sail) is finally getting some much-needed direction – straight to the hearts of music-lovers worldwide. Long revered in the Windy City amongst the flock and fervent crate diggers, this end-to-end burner remains one of the holy grails of gospel soul. Self-released in 1971, Like A Ship? (Without a Sail) saw Jesse Jackson Jr. (Operation Breadbasket) ally Barrett channel his passionate love of music, determination to help keep children off the streets, and wholly engaging preaching (which attracted the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire and Donny Hathaway to his Mount Zion Baptist Church sermons) into a musical offering bolstered by Chess Records’ sax hero/arranger Gene Barge and backed by a cast of music players including Richard Evans, Phil Upchurch and the rapturous vocals of the Youth for Christ Choir. Sanctified grooves, breaks, beats, and spiritual praise, delivered with a righteous and infectious chorus. Once again, we at Light In The Attic are proud to make the best reissue possible: Beautifully re-mastered CD (w/ well-dressed digipak design), original art, stunning archival photographs, and extensive liner notes from Chicago writer Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader). Like A Ship? (Without a Sail) is a testament to the potential of people to do great things in this oft-troubled world of ours, creating better surroundings for those around them and even creating timeless art in the process.”
LOOP HOTEL
HOTEL 002EP UNKNOWN: Room 201/Room 202 12″ (HOTEL 002EP) 12.00
After Hotel 1 hit the house-hospitality industry by storm, part 2 picks up with 2 tracks based on a special “make it up then break it down” formula. While the drums form the backbone for both A and B sides, the musical elements are refreshed with each track, allowing us 2 special cuts based on the same groove. “Room 201” is a slow-building, acidic workout while “Room 202” is a slightly more stripped jam for a darker, more deviant journey.
LOVEPUMP UNITED
LPU 032CD HEALTH: Disco2 2CD (LPU 032CD) 14.00
“Two years after releasing the revered noise/dance record Health//Disco, Health return to the remix realm with Disco2, morphing 2009’s Get Color into an electronic masterpiece. Curated and produced by Health, Disco2 features the epic noise jams of Get Color remixed by electronic luminaries Tobacco, Crystal Castles, Salem, Javelin, and Gold Panda (among others), and leads off with the killer new Health single ‘USA Boys,’ mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode). Health have turned the dancefloor filthy again. It’s going to be a noisy summer.”
LPU 032LP HEALTH: Disco2 2LP (LPU 032LP) 16.00
Gatefold 2LP version. Includes a download coupon for 12 additional tracks.
MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW
MMS 007CD MADLIB: Madlib Medicine Show No. 7 – High Jazz CD (MMS 007CD) 16.00
“Madlib follows Brain Wreck Show with the seventh installment in his Madlib Medicine Show, a jazz album with his Yesterday’s New Quintet called High Jazz. Madlib’s been busy this year. And while his recorded output always spans the gamut, he often returns to recurrent themes, spread across the genres that serve as home base — or bases, as it were. Jazz is one such base. This year, he’s already released two albums from ‘spin-off bands’ that he introduced on the 2007 Yesterday’s New Quintet Yesterday’s Universe album. And, with High Jazz, Madlib begins anew, offering familiar jazz sounds from a series of ‘new’ groups from his ever-augmenting cosmos. Call it ‘Yesterday’s Galaxy.’ High Jazz, the name itself a tribute to the landmark jazz-fusion album released by Stanton Davis’s Ghetto Mysticism in 1976, shows a marked development in Madlib’s craft. Every element of jazz is there. Is that tune modal-funk? Was that song psych-fusion? Was that a bossa-tinged run or another kind of Latin-affair? Where did that sitar come from? Madlib’s Yesterday’s excursions are never easy to categorize and that’s the point — while experiencing chops like these, the desire to rigidly define takes a backseat to aural pleasure. 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.”
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS
MR 070LP HURLEY, MICHAEL: Blue Hills LP (MR 070LP) 13.00
“New recordings by Michael. On this LP we find Hurley stretching out on six longer than usual compositions that are heartbreaking & beautiful as anything he’s ever done. Side one features Hurley on a creaky pump organ & a hammond organ. Side two starts out with two newer compositions – just Michael on guitar & vocals. The record ends with a stunning version of ‘Tea Song’ (which Michael originally wrote & recorded way back in 1963). We rarely resort to hyperbole on these descriptions, but we have to say that this LP is one of the more moving things we’ve ever heard. A sustained feeling of loss & need for redemption haunts this record. It ain’t easy listening, but then what worth a damn is?”
MR 071EP MIRAH: Don’t/The Tears That Fall 7″ (MR 071EP) 5.50
“Mirah (K Records) has gratiously blessed the Mississippi label with a beautiful 45. This piece of wax contains two original Mirah songs, celebrating the classic girl group era of the ’60s. Loosely following this format, and with the accompaniment of some individualistic musicians, something unique was born. Backing musicians from Evolutionary Jass Band, Pink Widower and Golden Bears. Recorded at The Pool Recording Studio in Portland, OR with Alex Yusimov. Co-produced by Tara Jane Oneil and Christopher Doulgeris (Hooliganship, Mirah). Old-style full color tip-on sleeve.”
MR 075LP ORCHESTRE REGIONAL DE MOPTI: Les Meilleurs Souvenirs De La 1ere Biennale Artistique.. LP (MR 075LP) 14.00
..Et Culturelle De La Jeunesse. “Recorded in 1970 as part of the First Biennale of Arts and Culture for the Young in Mali. The Regional Orchestra of Mopti was a state funded orchestra that participated in country wide music festivals and competitions. A hypnotic band featuring electric guitars & a large horn section. This is the first in a series of six Mali music LPs we will be reissuing this summer from Sterns. A serene and droning record that is both sorrowful & celebratory.”
MO’S FERRY (GERMANY)
MFP 049EP KNOPF, MARCEL: Dusty Dance Rmxs 12″ (MFP 049EP) 12.00
Marcel Knopf is stylistically diversified when it comes to the selection of remixers for his debut album, Dusty Dance (MFP 046). Gregor Tresher, Luna City Express and Jeff Samuel are definitely away on different fields. Nevertheless, you will find HOUSE written on the drawer, if you want to open it. Tresher really dusts on his version, Luna City Express release “Rec-chord” from its melodic chord parts and concentrate on the groove and vocals, and Samuel plays with “Rec-chord” on a grooving playground.
MONIKA (GERMANY)
MONIKA 065LP GOLDEN DISKO SHIP/JASMINA MASCHINA: City Splits No. 1 Berlin LP (MONIKA 065LP) 14.50
City Splits is a new series presented by Monika Enterprise. Whereas Monika’s 4 Women No Cry series is designed to unite artists divided geographically, City Splits will instead focus on one city and present two of the most exciting new musicians from that scene. Berlin was a logical choice for the 1st installment, hand-picked by Gudrun Gut: two interesting female musicians/producers who live and work in the German capital. Golden Diskó Ship aka Theresa Stroetges started playing songs live on her laptop since the moment she first arrived in Berlin in 2007. The sound sculptress has quickly become renowned for her imaginative blend of fragile balladry, novel use of found objects, crunchy distortion, quirky visuals and squealing bits that suggest horrific drum machine abuse. Her uniquely chaotic and original music with magnificently swirling sounds has fast made Golden Diskó Ship a favorite of the Berlin underground-indie scene. Jasmine Guffond aka Jasmina Maschina is a celebrated Australian electronic musician who relocated to Berlin from Sydney in 2003 with her band MINIT. Over the last 10 years Jasmine has been recording and performing with MINIT, exhibiting sound installations, and developing works of varied scope based on the use of processed acoustic, electronic, and found sound sources. Equally interested in song, composition and free, improvised music, as Jasmina Maschina has further developed her studio recordings with musicians Theresa Stroetges (guitar, viola, glockenspiel, high hat, zither) and Steve Heather (drums on “City Fever”). The song “Ausland” originates from a live solo electronic performance at Ausland Club in Berlin, then developed into a variation of “Slow Walker,” a song from her album Demolition Series. With a trip to L.A. already planned for #2, City Splits offers a fresh take on the urban musical landscape.
MUNSTER RECORDS (SPAIN)
MR 294CD PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE, THE: Magical Nights 2CD (MR 294CD) 22.00
Munster Records presents the most complete anthology of the legendary Czech band The Plastic People Of The Universe. PPUS was formed in autumn 1968 in Prague by teenagers and former school-mates bass guitarist Milan “Mejla” Hlavsa and guitarist Jirí “Premek” Stevich. They teamed up with vocalist and clarinetist Michal Jernek and drummer Pavel “Eman” Zeman. Their increasing popularity attracted attention from Ivan Martin Jirous, until then the artistic mastermind of the legendary Primitives Group. He secured them a professional license and equipment from a state-owned agency. Eventually, another ex- Primitives, Josef Janícek, joined on guitar (later he switched to keyboards). Since the invasion of the Warsaw Pact armies in August 1968, the Czechoslovakian Communist regime was continuously tightening the reins on most segments of the society, and particularly on the West-influenced youth culture. By 1970, the PPU had lost their agency support and the state-owned instruments. Jernek and Stevich quit, replaced by guitarist and violinist Ji?í Kabes and the Canadian vocalist Paul Wilson. In 1973, Hlavsa, Janícek and Kabes were joined by saxophonist Vratislav Brabenec. As an experienced jazz musician, Brabenec caused a further major shift in the group’s orientation, from relatively straight progressive rock towards more experimental music forms. They also ditched the English lyrics in favor of original Czech poems, supplied at that time by the underground philosopher and poet Egon Bondy. During the winter of 1974-75, the PPU clandestinely recorded their first “album” on archaic equipment in the unheated rooms of the Houska castle. Parts of it were released in France as Egon Bondy’s Happy Hearts Club Banned LP in 1978. In 1976, dozens of members from the underground community were arrested by the secret police, including the PPU musicians, and several of them were put on trial. Brabenec and Jirous were sentenced to eight and 18 months in prison. That trial was the impetus for playwright Václav Havel and other intellectuals to publish the Charter 77 document in January 1977. Despite all the hurdles, the PPU kept on writing new material, which they occasionally performed and recorded at Havel’s private farm. The persecutions by the secret police continued, and in 1982, Brabenec was forced to emigrate. Although the PPU home-recorded several albums through the 1980s, after 1981 they did not play before an audience until their break-up in 1988. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the PPU briefly reappeared in 1992 for a few gigs, featuring the original founding members. In 1997, after being asked by Václav Havel (then Czech president) to perform at the 20th anniversary of Charter 77 at the Prague Castle, the classic 1978-1982 line-up eventually decided to reunite. And despite Hlavsa’s premature death in 2001, they continue touring successfully to the present day. This 2CD package features 31 tracks recorded between 1969 and 1985 by this influential and revolutionary experimental band. Includes liner notes by expert Luká Machata, with rare photos of the band.
NATION MUSIC (SWITZERLAND)
NM 087EP BIG ZIS: Suure Räge Remixes Vol. 3 12″ (NM 087EP) 12.00
This is the third volume of 12″ remixes of “Suure Räge” from Big Zis’ Und Jetz album. For the impulsive electro on the track Big Zis collaborated with the techno producer Michal Ho at the studio to get it her own way. These are high-class remixes from Agnés, Wandler, and M.A.. The unique trilogy comes along with beautiful, detailed artwork by Zurich-based street artist Tika.
NO QUARTER
NOQ 024CD ENDLESS BOOGIE: Full House Head CD (NOQ 024CD) 14.00
“Deep, heady grooves anchor the second album by New York’s Endless Boogie. Once a hobby, now becoming the powerhouse they were meant to be. Is the world ready? Led by Top Dollar, the egoless frontman and master of his instrument, the Boogie cut seven glorious tracks at Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn, tacked on a goddamn epic rehearsal jam and called it Full House Head. We’re not one to speak hyperboles, but it could be the first masterpiece of the new decade.”
NOQ 024LP ENDLESS BOOGIE: Full House Head 2LP (NOQ 024LP) 21.00
2LP version with full-color insert.
NOW-AGAIN
NA 5068CD JORGE AND ALMAZ, SEU: Seu Jorge And Almaz CD (NA 5068CD) 15.00
“Listening to this remarkable album for the first time you’ll surely be struck first by the deep, soul-piercing voice of that great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge. Yes: he’s a singer first and foremost. Many may know him as an actor for his screen-stealing performances in the likes of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic and Fernando Meirelles’ City Of God but Seu has known since he was a child that we was destined to sing. He’s a Brazilian singer who speaks the truth through samba, to paraphrase a well-known Seu Jorge quote. But this project is about a band: Almaz. Drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from the stalwart Nação Zumbi; bassist and composer Antonio Pinto from the soundstages of movies starring Seu Jorge. They came together naturally to record a song for a Walter Salles film; they enjoyed the experience so much that they recorded an entire album of music that inspired them. Songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora (Tim Maia, Jorge Ben) mesh with classic American (Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson) and European (Kraftwerk, Cane and Abel) soul songs begging for a bit of psychedelic samba. They enlisted producer and fellow Brazileiro Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) to put the finishing touches on the project. Their album is both warm and dark; psychedelic and yet grounded, uplifting but at times somber. To listen to it is to join them in the studio, where the only bandleader is the music and the only agenda is to follow your heart.”
NA 5068LP JORGE AND ALMAZ, SEU: Seu Jorge And Almaz 2LP (NA 5068LP) 19.00
Gatefold 2LP version.
ON (GERMANY)
ON 001EP ROBAPHEX: Robaphex 12″ (ON 001EP) 12.00
“Twin” from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “A twin is one of two offspring produced in the same pregnancy.” We doubt there is a relation in bloodline between the two artists that come together on this release, but there is definitely a relation in sound even before one might have taken notice from the other. One from the empire, the other from a fallen Socialist country, but both pretty much ON a similar understanding for music. Welcome, the extraordinary Robaphex.
PHILPOT (GERMANY)
PHP 047EP JUJU & JORDASH: Tattoo’s Island 12″ (PHP 047EP) 14.00
Gal Aner and Jordan Czamanski aka Juju & Jordash are finally on Philpot, presenting their psychedelic-Kraut-techno track “Tattoo’s Island” in three fantastic cuts! The original is a tension-laden epic, rising like a hot tropic thunderstorm, leaving you electrified to the bone. The dub version strips it down a bit and changes the tone mid-track to a more techy-edge — spiritual, snare-driven and dubbed out. Tom Trago’s remix gives the track a whole new twist. On clear vinyl.
PLAK (GERMANY)
PLK 022EP QUARION/CHATON/SE-TE-VE: +91 Ahead Session 4 12″ (PLK 022EP) 12.00
Quarion, Chaton, Se-Te-Ve present an external raw groove, dirty keys, and deeply dubby chords. Extended house for club abuse, part 4.
POLYDOR
PD 1030LP BROWN, JAMES: I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me LP (PD 1030LP) 11.00
Exact repro reissue, originally released in 1968. Another album featuring backing band Famous Flames. This record features three hot models on the cover, the Vox advertisement “Kids Stay In School And Play Better” and tracks like “There Was A Time,” “Need Your Love So Bad” and parts 1 and 2 of “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me).” Brown knew how to crank ’em out.
PD 1031LP BROWN, JAMES: I Got The Feelin’ LP (PD 1031LP) 11.00
Exact repro reissue, originally released in 1968. Tracks include “You’ve Got The Power,” “Maybe Good – Maybe Bad,” “Just Plain Funk,” “If I Ruled The World,” “Stoned Fox” and “Here I Go.” Pictured on the back cover are 15 other James Brown records but, seriously, this is the one you should get.
PD 780LP BROWN, JAMES: Excitement LP (PD 780LP) 11.00
Exact repro reissue of Polydor’s edition of this early album from James Brown backed by His Famous Flames, originally released on King in 1963. Mr. Dynamite letting it all hang out on tracks like ‘Shout And Shimmy’ and ‘Good, Good, Lovin’.”
ROOT STRATA
RS 059CD GRASSLUNG: Sincere Void CD (RS 059CD) 15.00
“Grasslung is the moniker of Brooklyn based musician Jonas Asher. Sincere Void is Asher’s first major above ground release and we’re happy to help him migrate out of the dungeon and into the twilight. After a string of small run tapes & CD-R’s that ventured into the outer realms of damaged analog drone, Asher has taken on a whole new vision for his music. The opener ‘Scarred Hands We Drift’ sets the tone, with lush waves of delayed notes that usher in the records various paths of gauzy atmospherics, piano drift, lost melodies and body rhythms built from static. This music is bare in the best way, with most of the tracks here held together by pings of electricity or faint loops of harmony shot from the other side, all slowly crafted into melancholic tapestries good for keeping you warm during midnight trips to the void. Edition of 500 CDs in offset printed sleeve.”
SECRETLY CANADIAN
SC 202CD WINDSOR FOR THE DERBY: Against Love CD (SC 202CD) 14.00
“In a world of ‘slow’ movements that rail against mindless consumption, rock survivalists Windsor for the Derby represent ‘slow’ music. For their latest outing, they began with a set of seemingly infinite drones and loops inspired by their early beginnings as a band. As those recordings were passed back and forth, the sounds were further sculpted by Dan Matz and Jason McNeely into their own leftfield brand of pop song. This became Against Love.”
SC 202LP WINDSOR FOR THE DERBY: Against Love LP (SC 202LP) 15.00
LP version.
SIMPLE (GERMANY)
SIMPLE 1045EP MIZRAHI, GADI: Can’t Stop This Feeling EP 12″ (SIMPLE 1045EP) 12.00
Gadi Mizrahi, one half of Wolf+Lamb, unleashes a sublime package with remixes from Lee Curtiss and Sideshow. Gadi Mizrahi paints splashes of bold color through “Can’t Stop This Feeling” and “Who’s Gonna Love Me Tonight?” With vocals that hark back to the early days of house music, these two stunning cuts lay down his emotive side. Lee Curtiss’ remix strips the track back, letting the beats lead the way. Curtiss is part of the Wolf + Lamb family that Gadi created alongside his partner Zev.
SMASH
SRS 67057LP BROWN, JAMES: Grits & Soul LP (SRS 67057LP) 11.00
Exact repro reissue, originally released in 1964. Subtitled The Instrumental Sounds Of The James Brown Band, “‘Grits’ is a slow, throbbing blues of the type Brown is best at. The horns are voiced in the harmony of the Flames, Brown’s singing group, and back his moody organ solo with simple chord changes, building up to brassy riffs behind Les Buie’s guitar solo. ‘Tempted’ is a medium tempo swing piece with an organ call and horn response opener followed by alto sax and organ solos… In ‘Virginia Woolf,’ the horns set a chilling, brassy mood, then organ takes over backed by Latin percussion. The only ballad in the set is ‘Infatuation.’ A sulking alto solo is complimented by lush, moody horns. ‘Wee Wee’ is simply a happy dance tune, reminiscent of Barbara George’s old hit ‘I Know.’ ‘Mr. Hip’ is out of the soul vein but adds to the variety of Brown’s repertoire.” — Rhythm & Blues Magazine
SOUNDWAY (UK)
SNDW 023A-LP VA: The World Ends Part 1 3LP (SNDW 023A-LP) 29.00
Deluxe gatefold triple LP version. Part 1 of 2. Includes two vinyl-only bonus tracks not included on the CD version. The World Ends is the latest title from Soundway Records showcasing a wave of guitar-driven and psychedelic groups that sprung up in Nigeria during the early 1970s. This bumper collection is brimming with youthful exuberance, fuzzed-out guitar and cosmic organ vibes and owes much to the psychedelic sounds of Jim Morrison, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and James Brown. As the Summer of Love was blossoming in London and San Francisco, Nigeria was imploding into civil war. Also known as the Biafra War of 1967, it was a grisly conflict taking over three million lives, yet at the same time the country was being pulled apart, there was a new world beginning. The tracks featured represent a forgotten chapter in Nigeria’s musical history when the youth threw their varied morsels into the pot, from hard rock to psychedelic soul, when guitars were cherished instruments, symbolic of a new movement, when highlife and Afrobeat played second fiddle to “the beat.”
SNDW 023B-LP VA: The World Ends Part 2 3LP (SNDW 023B-LP) 29.00
Deluxe gatefold triple LP version. Part 2 of 2. Includes two vinyl-only bonus tracks not included on the CD version.
ST. IVES
SAINT 046LP MAN FOREVER: Man Forever LP (SAINT 046LP) 15.00
“Recorded by Kid Millions (Oneida) over a weekend after seeing the Fireworks Ensemble’s performance of Ulrich Krieger’s transcription of Metal Machine Music, Man Forever is the maelstrom on the surface of a river. Kid Millions writes: ‘A few months ago I went to see Fireworks Ensemble perform Metal Machine Music. I read the liner notes for the show, listened to the original record and learned how the piece was originally recorded. During the performance I was inspired to record an album right away. A conversation I’d had a year or so ago with Brian Chase (from the YYYs) about just intonation tuning with drums popped into my head and I visualized a monolithic recording that would utilize the rich tonality of carefully tuned acoustic drums, played powerfully and multi-tracked at different speeds onto the Ocropolis (Oneida’s Brooklyn Studio) 16-track 1″ tape machine. I asked Brian Chase to come to the studio and help me tune my drums so I could capture my ambition for the piece. Richard Hoffman (Sightings) added some bass to the final mix. The tempo is something like 180BPM. The piece moves fast at an almost imperceptible rhythm. It feels overwhelming and fluctuates constantly. Turn it up!'” Housed in a hand-made silkscreened sleeve.
STAUBGOLD (GERMANY)
STAUB 099LP KLANGWART: Sommer LP (STAUB 099LP) 17.00
LP version. Sommer assembles new as well as rarely-heard tracks from German electronic duo Markus Detmer and Timo Reuber (aka Reuber). The duo has recently become aware of two facts: a) that they have known each other for the past 18 years and b) that during 14 of those, they have been making music under the name of Klangwart. Looking back at all those years, they reckoned it was time to put together a retrospective from their extensive archive, including rarely-heard compilation tracks and remixes for other artists as well as hitherto unreleased studio recordings which were recorded at the Inkiek studio in Cologne in 2008 and 2009. They quickly decided that the motto of this compilation was to be “summer” — light, warmth and recreation, but also heat, sweat and adventure. Includes guest contributions from Philippe Petit, Christof Kugel, and Nufa.
STIL VOR TALENT (GERMANY)
SVT 048EP AKA AKA: Ich & Du 12″ (SVT 048EP) 12.00
AKA AKA are back on Stil vor Talent with their first 12″, straight for the floor. On “Ich & Du,” (trans. “Me & You”) AKA AKA invite everybody on the dancefloor to sing along to a smooth, deep and melodic vocal by Umami. “4 Fäuste Für Ein Halleluja” features a chunky kick drum and those signature percussions AKA AKA are known for, plus some chopped-up vocals. On “Sandpiper,” happy Southern guitars and some sped-up singing mingle over a slightly faster groove.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LIMITED
TRR 183CD BOOKS, THE: The Way Out CD (TRR 183CD) 14.00
“Over the course of three albums in nearly a decade’s time, the Books have grown to become one of modern music’s most genuine innovators. Creatively complex and truly unclassifiable, The Way Out continues the Books’ tradition of meticulous, existential songcraft, infusing the playfully surreal elements of previous albums with a humorous, childlike excitement. Produced and recorded as always in the Books’ home studios, The Way Out expands on the charm and intimacy of past endeavors with a deeper emotional resonance and an ever-impressive marriage of seemingly disparate sound worlds. With The Way Out, the Books have mastered the precarious balance of beauty, absurdity and accessibility.”
TRR 183LP BOOKS, THE: The Way Out 2LP (TRR 183LP) 21.00
2LP version, featuring a vinyl-etching on side D. Includes full-color stickers (“to customize your own cover art!”) if you’re into that sort of thing.
TRR 184CD THIBIDEAU, KENSETH: Repetition CD (TRR 184CD) 14.00
“Repetition is Kenseth Thibideau’s first true solo album, following a long and rich history of collaborative efforts that includes Tarentel, Sleeping People, Rumah Sakit, Pinback and Three Mile Pilot. Thibideau wrote, performed, recorded and produced every note of Repetition. Inspired by an increasing obsession with the Can/Cluster/Harmonia/Tangerine Dream world of classic Krautrock and European prog, Repetition fittingly centers around a series of circular melodies anchored by repetitive grooves and colored by swirling keyboards and understated vocals. It’s a surprisingly diverse formula that proves extremely successful. Of the dozen or more projects that Thibideau has played a part in over the years, Repetition may be the most subtly rewarding. It’s unusually understated for an album that adequately displays the many strengths of one of the west coast’s most genuinely talented musicians, and thus makes each listen more revelatory than the last.”
TRR 185LP MAJEURE: Timespan Remixes LP (TRR 185LP) 15.00
“Timespan Remixes is exactly what the title implies: The entire debut album by Majeure (aka A.E. Paterra of sci-fi rock luminaries Zombi), remixed by three of his friends and favorite producers. Zombi co-conspirator Steve Moore expands on the opening minutes of ‘Timespan’ to give it an ominous John Carpenter dread. Jesu mastermind Justin K Broadrick transforms ‘Teleforce’ into a 10-minute vertigo-inducing shoegaze epic. Renowned French producer Black Strobe closes out the album with a staggering 20-minute reinvention of ‘The Dresden Codex,’ a white-hot house banger that scorches straight away before disintegrating into an ambient heap of sci-fi ash. This vinyl-only release is strictly limited to 500 copies.”
THE TAPEWORM (UK)
TTW 021CS UNSWORTH, CATHI: Johnny Remember Me Cassette (TTW 021CS) 7.00
Cassette-only release. Edition of 250 copies. Two readings of the short story Johnny Remember Me by its author Cathi Unsworth and by Pete Woodhead (O Yuki Conjugate/The Sons Of Silence). Cathi Unsworth is a writer and editor who lives and works in London. She is the author of three pop-cultural crime novels, Bad Penny Blues, The Singer and The Not Knowing, and the editor of the short story collection London Noir, all published by Serpent’s Tail. Cathi has written on music, film, art, fashion and culture for Sounds, Bizarre, BFI Flipside, Mojo and Uncut, amongst many others. Her collaborator on this release is Pete Woodhead, an electronic composer who cut his musical teeth as part of O Yuki Conjugate and The Sons Of Silence and is now best known for his soundtrack contribution to the hit British zombie movie Shaun Of The Dead. “He stood at the back of the room, in a smartly cut pale blue suit, so cleanly shaven his skin still had a rosy glow from the razor’s kiss, thick brown hair set into a shiny pompadour that looked as though it had been set in plastic. His bulbous dark blue eyes darted around the cellar, and he pulled on a cigarette fretfully. For a second it seemed that he was too nervous to come across the floor, but then his eyes became still as they settled on what he was searching for. With a sudden sense of purpose, he walked towards Johnny. And that was when all the trouble started.”
TTW 022CS WATKINS, ZACHARY JAMES: Black Spirituals Cassette (TTW 022CS) 7.00
Cassette-only release. Edition of 250 copies. “Black Spirituals was recorded during fall 2009 in Northern California. These four works grew out of intense dialogue with sound artist Morgan Craft that dealt with our mutual interests in questioning the stakes and pushing our art amidst a landscape of sameness. It’s these spaces where ideas on race, gender, sex, politics, etc. inform the imaginations of artists in communities and influence new works. Also around this time, I found a dusty tape recording of a lecture from the late ’70s on the topic of Black Spirituals given by scholar and musician Bernice Reagon, an original member of the vocal group Sweet Honey On The Rock. This tape has helped me incorporate into my performance, stories and voices of New America. These improvised tapestries are tuned by ear and offered as meditations. What does Black Spirituals mean to you?” –Zachary James Watkins, Santa Cruz, CA, March 24, 2010. Zachary James Watkins: PAIA analog synthesizer (A1, B2), guitar (A2, B1), bass (A2), SuperCollider (A2), cassette (B1), percussion (B1), Casio (B1, B2); Jordan Glenn: drums and percussion (B1). Tracks A2 and B1 engineered by The Norman Conquest in October 2009. Illustration by Sav X.
THE WIRE (UK)
WIRE 318 WIRE, THE: #318 August 2010 MAG (WIRE 318) 8.50
“On the cover of this month’s magazine: Chris Watson (Ken Hollings meets the sound recordist and Cabaret Voltaire founder whose mic penetrates the wild places humans can’t reach). Features: Terror Danjah (The East London grime footsoldier on surviving the aftershocks of a dancehall revolution); Julian Lynch (Basement psych meets hypnagogic time-travel in the Wisconsin clarinettist’s DIY pop); Helena Gough (Clive Bell enters the microclimate zone with the UK electroacoustic composer); Global Ear: Yogyakarta (June Yap finds electronic grappling with the future sounds of folk in the Indonesian city); Cross Platform: The Morning Line (In Istanbul, Anne Hilde Neset enters Matthew Ritchie’s pavilion of adventurous sonic art); Invisible Jukebox: Rhodri Davies (The Reductionist harper, improviser and sound artist plucks out some gems from The Wire’s mystery record selection); Surgeon (How yoga, hypnosis, S&M and a buried legacy of British noise feed into the disciplined, finely balanced techno of Anthony Child); Chicks On Speed (Louise Gray reports on how the multi-tasking collective has burst out of their Berlin base to become an intercontinental guild of digital craftswomen); Cosmic disco (The interstellar pulse of late 1970s/early ’80s club music signaled the first truly futurist pop. Peter Shapiro on the resurgence of grooving in zero gravity); Howard Riley (Solo, or with colleagues like Tony Oxley and Barry Guy, the free jazz pianist has kept up an uncompromising flow since the mid-1960s); Epiphanies (Owen Hatherley remembers the first time with Pulp).”
THESONGSAYS (GERMANY)
SONG 003EP LEECE, NINCA: Feed Me Rainbows 12″ (SONG 003EP) 12.00
With an album already under her belt on Bureau B, Ninca Leece brings her forward-thinking productions to Thesongsays, and romantic techno moves forward. “Feed Me Rainbows” features soft kicks, bubbling bass lines, and a single guitar plucking harmonies, underpinned by a strangely disharmonic whine. The Public Lover (Leece and Bruno Pronsato) remix features a huge bass line, Rhodes, and the couple singing in her native French, grabbing minute pieces here and there from the original along the way.
TOMLAB (GERMANY)
TOM 135EP DIAMOND RINGS: Wait & See/On Fire 7″ (TOM 135EP) 6.00
“Diamond Rings is a creative outlet for Toronto based artist and musician John O. His first single All Yr Songs was released on limited edition vinyl via his own boutique label and design house Hype Lighter in August 2009. Diamond Rings’ follow up single Wait & See marks his first release with German record label Tomlab and features gated snares, distorted guitar, and a catchy chorus featuring backing vocals from Toronto based indie-pop star Gentleman Reg. The B Side is an unlikely cover of Sebadoh’s ‘On Fire’ that trades the mid-nineties acoustic aesthetic of the original for nightclub-ready MIDI beats and shimmering analog synth flourishes.”
TZADIK
TZ 3010DVD HILLS, HENRY: Astronome: A Night At The Opera DVD (TZ 3010DVD) 27.00
Ontological-Hysteric Theater Vol. 2. “Richard Foreman is one of the great geniuses of modern theatre, and his dynamic staging of John Zorn’s opera Astronome was one of his greatest works. Premiering in February of 2009 at his Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in the East Village, it continued its sold out run for months. Drawing upon Alchemical and Mystical imagery, the visual world Foreman created was sumptuous, provocative and mysterious. For this DVD, ten performances were captured on film from hundreds of angles and brilliantly edited by filmmaker Henry Hills, a longtime friend of both Zorn and Foreman. You can now experience this once in a lifetime presentation with a whole new intensity. Staged so as to hear the music ‘better and clearer’ than ever, Astronome is a revolution in opera/music-theater.” NTSC all-region format; stereo; color; 16:9 aspect ratio; running time: 63 minutes.
TZ 7384 MASADA STRING TRIO: Haborym: Book Of Angels Volume 16 CD (TZ 7384) 14.50
“The magical interplay and incredible virtuosity of this exhilarating trio of string masters has made it one of the most beloved and acclaimed of all Masada ensembles. Back now by popular demand for their first studio recording in over five years, their telepathic interplay and endless creativity had never been stronger. Ten more tunes from the rich and inventive Book of Angels featuring moody ballads, hypnotic grooves, intense burners and of course the trademark lyricism of the Masada songbook performed by one of the most acclaimed contemporary ensembles in the world. A long awaited release — essential!”
TZ 8075 BERGER, KARL: Strangely Familiar CD (TZ 8075) 14.50
Subtitled: 17 Miniatures For Piano Solo. “Composer, arranger, pianist, vibraphonist, conductor and educator, Karl Berger steps out on his own here for a brilliant solo piano recital. Structured as a series of variations and etudes, these moody and spiritually charged compositions showcase Berger’s unique and rarely heard piano stylings. Active since the mid-1950s, Berger has collaborated in concert and on recordings with many of the world’s greatest musicians, was the head of the Music department at Dartmouth and the Hochschule in Frankfurt and ran the legendary Creative Music Studio from its inception in 1971 until its untimely demise in 1984.”
TZ 8153 FOGEL AND THE SHERIFFS: Exorcism CD (TZ 8153) 14.50
“Jeremy Fogel and his mad band of wandering Israelis hit their stride with this passionate reading of Rabbi Jesus’ sacred message to the world and how it has been diluted and distorted by greed, power and ambition. Beginning with prophecies of wrath, anger and destruction, and moving to the overpowering intonations of good spirits, love and true mystical presences, this is a CD that will have you howling at the hypocrisies of organized religion, and laughing in delight at the ultimate victory of good over evil. Another intense ride of love with the Israeli Gainsbourg who brought you Pissuk Rachav!”
UNIVERSAL MUSIC
UNI 546680HLP OS MUTANTES: Tecnicolor LP (UNI 546680HLP) 15.00
What was supposed to be Os Mutantes’ fourth album. Recorded in 1970 in Paris, but either lost or abandoned and not released until 2000. English lyrics with a more faux-Tropicalia sound imposed by producer Carlos Olmes. On 180 gram vinyl.
UPON YOU (GERMANY)
UYS 003EP VLYS/SAMUEL DAN, DARLYN: Aoyama 12″ (UYS 003EP) 12.00
Darlyn Vlys and Samuel Dan tell the story of when they met with this edition of the Sweet & Sour series. As they arrived in Osaka, they were greeted with a strange tea that transformed the first part of their journey into a “Drug Trip.” Darlyn continued his travels from house to house, soon arriving at the “Kiniro” dance mountain, where, after assuming his ascent, he reached the rave plateau. Samuel relished his “Temaki” roll while speeding towards Tokyo.
UPSET THE RHYTHM (UK)
UTR 039EP COLD PUMAS: Beat Mystery/Party Drip 7″ (UTR 039EP) 6.00
“Cold Pumas specialize in pounding, motorik repetition that grabs the groove for dear life. This new 7″ on Upset The Rhythm finds Cold Pumas at the zenith of their dance orientated weird-outs. ‘Beat Mystery’ is an epic growing repeato-jam, echoing guitar driven along to euphoric heights with a propulsive energy. The drums hit hard into a kraut vault, shimmering away into cymbals just at the right breathing moments before the guitars pull you onwards. Towards the climax of the song Cold Pumas unleash some haunted vocal blurring before the song finally shudders into a grave. ‘Party Drip’ is equally as restless and relentless in its kinetic punch but certainly channels a more heavy club-based ecstasy. Tumbling drums punctuate the sweet clang and lilt of the guitar work, allowing the track to slip inside a (slightly) more conventional song form occasionally without losing its four-to-the-floor spirit. Both tracks truly testify to Cold Pumas being one of the most exciting bands of the new UK underground, we’re excited to hear where they go next as anything seems possible or probable even.” On blue vinyl.
VITALIK (SPAIN)
VIT 005EP JOZIF (FEAT. THE MOLE): Coca Grande EP 12″ (VIT 005EP) 12.00
“Coca Grande” comes in two forms — a spellbinding original version set to deconstruct any dancefloor and The Mole’s MMD mix — more enthralling house music but with a hypnotic advantage. “I Can Read Your Mind” puts the tempo on simmer, its delirious vocals and chopped-up percussion creating a serene Balearic production. Jozif’s quirky output are the stand-out tracks that permeate a twisted 6 a.m. dancefloor, or drive a Balearic afterhours party through the roof. On white vinyl.
WAX POETICS
WP 042 WAX POETICS: #42 July/August 2010 MAG (WP 042) 9.99
The R&B issue. On the covers, front: Gil Scott-Heron, back: Erykah Badu (alternately, some issues feature Barry White and D’Angelo). Contents: Editor’s Letter, Re:Discovery (Tito Ramos, Curtis Mayfield, Joi, Jeff Redd, D.J. Rogers), Bilal, Spree Wilson, The Bamboos, Kings Go Forth, Record Rundown, Studio Rundown, Melvin Bliss, Erykah Badu, Gil Scott-Heron, Barry White, D’Angelo, An Oral History of the Wah-Wah Pedal, Ernie Hines, Analog Out. 114 pages, full color, high gloss.
WE ARE FREE (UK)
WRF 008LP INDIAN JEWELRY: Totaled LP (WRF 008LP) 15.00
LP version. “Woozy, heart-pounding and subject to double-vision, Totaled is more than a record for people doing poppers. It’s an all-in album, an unsprung clock, and it moves sideways in time. In it is the swamp electro of 2003’s We Are The Wild Beast, the nightmare throb of 2005’s Invasive Exotics, and the sonic angel dream of 2008’s Free Gold. It’s a crash course in sound + vision. The record was written and recorded in 2009 in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California by Erika Thrasher and Tex Kerschen. Totaled is the sum of hundreds of shows on the road, hundreds of hours under headphones, and the countless songs they’ve already written together. These are songs like iced tongues. Songs for the love hole, mind hole, sink hole, worm hole. This is an encounter with the true and the truly fucked up.”
WESTERN VINYL
WEST 072CD SECRET CITIES: Pink Graffiti CD (WEST 072CD) 14.00
“Not so much a concept album as a meditation on a theme, Pink Graffiti is (mostly) about Brian Wilson and young people. It’s about Brian Wilson and his work as a prism through which we view youthful things. It’s about the feelings that start with him getting all mixed up in our feelings for other people and other music (and vice versa). Inspired by a college thesis, changing relationships, and a fateful meeting with the aging once-spokesperson for vibrant youth, Pink Graffiti is a record that uses one artist to anchor and explore a peculiar set of experiences, thoughts and emotions. By drawing on fractured psych, girl groups and minimalist composers, Secret Cities have conjured a kaleidoscopic, strangely moving whole out of disparate pieces. Distorted loops, drones, and thundering toms underpin distant voices. Pianos are pounded. Grainy acoustic guitars come through like AM transmissions received deep underground. But even as strange sounds and frequencies get pushed out front, the melodies, always and forever, get top billing. From the galloping heartbreak of opener ‘Pink City’ to the final, cathartic release of ‘The End,’ Pink Graffiti is pop music turned in on itself, lyrically and musically.”
WEST 072LP SECRET CITIES: Pink Graffiti LP (WEST 072LP) 16.00
Gatefold LP version.
WHAT WE DO IS SECRET
WWDIS 003LP 16 BITCH PILE-UP/VERTONEN: Split LP (WWDIS 003LP) 12.00
“16 Bitch Pile-Up’s side maps the terrain of a haunted cathedral filled with animals wailing while rusty wheat threshers outside try to carry on with their task. It’s almost as if you’re dwarfed by archaic steam engines disengaging inside the hull of a lurching freighter as it docks, scraping portside against a wall of chain. The Vertonen side, ‘Astronomical Icewalk,’ is a six-part, 19 minute journey that documents the bubbling cauldron beneath the brain of one forced into anonymity for their own safety. The result is an audio neuroimage full of pitch and yaw, confusion and clarity, with an overarching sheen of uncertainty.”
YAALA YAALA
YY 006CD TRAORE, TOBA SEYDOU: Toba Seydou Traore CD (YY 006CD) 13.00
“A refresher in all things Yaala: Our last release was the American debut of monumental Malian hunters’ musician Yoro Sidibe, the acknowledged legend and master of what some (like ethnomusicologist Eric Charry) have called the most ancient music still being performed, that of the donso ngoni artists of rural West Africa. Ngoni is a Bamana word meaning stringed instrument; donso means hunter. A donso ngoni player’s strength lies in his ability to sing powerfully and imaginatively for great lengths of time about the great men who’ve won fame tracking and killing wild game. These musicians continue to play an essential role in modern Malian society through both praising legendary hunters and preparing contemporary hunters for the hunt. In parts of Mali, the landlocked country in West Africa where Sidibe, Toba Seydou Traore and Abdoulaye Traore are from, one can still spy these hunters and their musicians loping about in amulet-laden cloaks, pre-Muslim, pre-Christian, pre-modern. It cannot be overstated: this group is a direct link to an ancient world of charmed beasts and superhuman power, which men harness to enact good in a world filled with evil, and vice versa… We here at Yaala can’t get enough of the donso ngoni and we’re wild about the myths and legends that make the culture of the hunters so rich and fascinating. Beyond that, we find our enjoyment of the music to be only partly intellectual; there is little chin-rubbing involved, little suffering through that which we do not understand, and instead much head-bobbing and foot-tapping. This is booty-shaking dance music for getting one fired up to go out and DO IT, and not music to mellow out to, literally: the best hunters’ musicians get the adrenaline flowing in those men who’re about to head out into the night, rifles and shotguns at the ready… The latest releases from YYR feature two prominent contemporary donso ngoni players and singers, both protégés of Yoro Sidibe. In this context the word protégé or apprentice is not inaccurate; not everyone can decide to become a donso, and the gift is said to be passed down from strong women to strong sons; it is equally a gift to be able to recognize which young boys have what it takes to brave both the bush and the strings of the donso ngoni. Young men are apprenticed to the great elder musicians and earn their place in the hierarchical society of the donsos. Toba Seydou Traore and Abdoulaye Traore have apprenticed to the greatest living donso ngoni artist in Yoro Sidibe, and to that end YYR is both proud and excited to bring their music to our little corner of the world. Toba Seydou Traore was born in the early 1960s near Bougouni in Mali, where as a young child he heard the music of hunters. Seydou’s ensuing fascination led to much family conflict, but he persisted, later becoming an apprentice of renowned musician Yoro Sidibe (YY005) and eventually a master in his own right. Consistently satisfying listeners across Mali with his strong voice and truly comic sensibility, Seydou cries out here over the trance-inducing pulse of his deep six-string donso ngoni to exceptional hunters, Muslim holy men, and elderly blacksmiths, lauding their knowledge, power, and invaluable contributions to Mande society.”
YY 007CD TRAORE, ABDOULAYE: Abdoulaye Traore CD (YY 007CD) 13.00
“Abdoulaye Traore of the Malian village Mountougoula recalls an early childhood of listening intently to his father’s hunter harp. Abdoulaye quickly learned to scrape the accompanying nègè, sing backing parts, and dance the blurred, rapid-fire footwork of Wasulu hunters. In 2008 he completed apprenticeship with his master, the legendary Yoro Sidibe (YY005). A young lion of this funky old-time groove, Abdoulaye aspires to become a hunters’ musician of the highest caliber, one who lives in accordance with the longstanding way of hunting, inciting hunters to provide wild game, quelling strife where it crosses his path, moralizing listeners from all walks of life, and satisfying performance goers with exceptional music and dance. This CD is a re-release of the first of his seven commercial cassettes.”
YORE RECORDS (GERMANY)
YORE 025EP VA: Tokyo Connection EP 12″ (YORE 025EP) 12.00
Yore returns with four funky and warm disco-ish house tracks from Tokyo Connection boys Kez YM, Rodenion and No Milk. The opener is five minutes of deep house delirium in a soulful mix that pairs a looped vocal wail with a bass-powered shuffle. “No Milk Awake” features a hypnotically stepping swing with electric piano and a funk-bass riff. The exuberance and joy of these tracks only heightens the appeal of these 3 cats from Tokyo and their very individual vision of house music.
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This week: MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION IS BACK!! One of the UK’s top goth-rock bands returns with an all-new album on cult label Nightbreed! the Unquiet Void features 16 tracks sure to keep the spooks out and is a must-have for longtime fans of the band, and also a good introduction for those who need one. Essential goth! Deathwatch Asia is a Japanese label who has been making waves lately in Europe’s thriving gothic/industrial scene. Japan’s one and only DJ Taiki gives us a Japanese clubmix of tracks from Infacted Records, including songs from Soman, Modulate, State of the Union, Frozen Plasma, Iris, and more!! Inertia returns with a double-limited edition CD featuring remixes by Armageddon Dildos, Die Krupps, Obszon Geschopf, Youth (Killing Joke), and more!! Excellent EBM act BAK XIII release a best of for the Japanese market. We will only be getting a few copies of these fine releases, so act fast! Some people need no introduction to No More, who’s cult hit Suicide Commando became legendary in Euro clubs. Our friends at Rustblade have tapped No More for a best of release, including unreleased rarities scheduled for October release. Keep track of this release, it is music history!! Comes in limited 2CD or standard 1CD versions. 2CD limited to only 299 copies worldwide. Nilaihah Records has been busy of late and gives us two releases to end off the summer: XMH is an EBM band to watch, and their release sports remixes from Jesus on Extasy, Implant, and Soman. Ad Inferna is a top-notch synthpop act who have Distatix and Suicidal Romance do remixes, and Vasi Vallis (Frozen Plasma, Reaper, NamNamBulu) on production. Death In June return with all-new material for a 7″ release. Trisol re-issues three classic ASP albums, each now in a beautiful digipak. If you didn’t grab these the first time around, well then lucky you! The new versions are simply gorgeous. Thanks for listening to GREAT music!!!!

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MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION IS BACK!!!

MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION “THE UNQUIET VOID”
Midnight Configuration have always defied categorisation. They have always flouted musical and social conventions, rather going after their own vision and dancing to the beat of their own particular drum. This album is the distilled essence of what makes this band tick.  It is a journey through the ideas and motivations of the band and takes the listener to some very dark places indeed. In fact, at times, “the veil” between the worlds is somewhat thin and one wonders if the music is the magical catalyst that enables the transformation of our world to another……it’s 3am, a souls’ midnight and the void of darkness and beyond is at its closest and is indeed “Unquiet”. Released on Nightbreed and available September 13th, 2010.

1.Psychic
2.Unholy Beat
3.Cauldron Of Madness
4.Unexplained Phenomena
5.This Girl’s Like Radiation
6.Souls Carnival
7.Something About England
8.The Watching Others
9.Cold Pantomime
10.The Shallow Hand Of Fate
11.Carnival Of Souls
12.Interzone
13.Tesla
14.The Sirens Of Time
15.The Winds Of Limbo
16.Neverwhere
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***** NEW TITLES FROM DEATH WATCH ASIA!!

DJ TAIKI “INFACTED ASIA”
Japan-ONLY exclusive! 15 tracks from leading German electro-industrial label Infacted Recordings, mixed for the dancefloor by Japan’s #1 electro-industrial DJ TAIKI! Mixed live in Osaka by DJ TAIKI (Black Veil), ‘Infacted Asia: Black Veil Club Selection’ is a non-stop DJ-mix of 15 dance tracks from top Infacted artists such as GRENDEL, REAPER, HEIMATAERDE and SOMAN. The perfect introduction to the best of Infacted’s impressive catalogue of alternative club music: perfectly mixed by leading dark scene DJ TAIKI, organiser of Japan’s premier alternative club night ‘Black Veil’ at Shinsaibashi Club Neo since 2000. A world-exclusive CD, produced only for Japan, the mix was mastered by top European engineer Jan L (aka NOISUF-X/X-FUSION) of X-Fusion Music Production, whose extensive production and mastering credits include SIVA SIX (DWA901: Flesh And Will Resurrected), SUICIDE COMMANDO and GRENDEL. This is the standard jewelcase edition, replacing the sold-out digipak first edition! Music from Infacted Recordings, mixed by DJ TAIKI, mastered by X-Fusion Music Production, artwork by Atsushi Tani, produced and released exclusively by Deathwatch Asia: welcome to the hard-hitting club sounds of Osaka’s ‘Black Veil’! Released on Deathwatch Asia and available August 30th, 2010.

01. SCHALLFAKTOR – Aroused
02. STATE OF THE UNION – Stockbrecher
03. FROZEN PLASMA – A Generation Of The Lost (Lukas Boysen Rmx)
04. AQUALITE – Cutoff Baby
05. IRIS – Lands Of Fire (Datguy Mix)
06. LES ANGES DE LA NUIT – Reborn
07. LIQUID DIVINE – Technocracy (Tom Wax Remix)
08. RETRACTOR – The False Memory (Hermonic Mix)
09. GRENDEL – Hate This
10. SOMAN – Absolution
11. SOMAN – Detail
12. MODULATE – Digital Alchemy
13. SYNCROTEK – Hacker (Infacted Mix)
14. REAPER – Urnensand (by Schallfaktor)
15. HEIMATAERDE – O Grosse Lieb
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INERTIA “INTERPRET – 2CD LIMITED EDITION”
Japan-only remix album from the legendary UK electro-industrial act INERTIA, ‘Interpret’ contains 10 remixes of songs from the current album ‘Inertia’, plus the music video for ‘The Preacher’. Remix artists include legendary names like DIE KRUPPS, YOUTH (KILLING JOKE) and ARMAGEDDON DILDOS: plus from Japan DIABOLIC ART (DJ Taiki: ‘Infacted Asia’ DWA 909), SINS OF THE FLESH and 2 BULLET. Formed in the UK by KILLING JOKE keyboard-player Reza Udhin, INERTIA released their first MCD ‘Infiltrator’ on the German label Celtic Circle in 1995 to widespread critical acclaim. As a result of the popularity of ‘Infiltrator’, between 1995-1996 INERTIA were invited to play across Europe – including an appearance at Wave Gotik Treffen 1996. The success of their second MCD ‘Mind Energy’ and their debut album ‘Programmed To Respond’ (1997) in America led to INERTIA’s first full-length US tour, supporting DAS ICH. Since 1997, INERTIA have returned to Wave Gotik Treffen (1999), have played several lengthy headline tours of the US  (with support from acts such as TERRORFAKT and PROJECT-X), and have released a further 4 albums: ‘Negative Prime’ (1999), ‘Advanced Revelation’ (2002), ‘Black Ice Impact’ (2004), ‘Inertia’ (2007), plus 2 remix albums ‘Demagnetized/Remagnetized’ (1999), ‘Positive Angel’ (2000). In 2006, the American label Cleopatra celebrated 10 years of INERTIA’s career in the EBM-genre by releasing a 2CD ‘Best Of…’ compilation ‘Decade Of Machines’: and INERTIA returned to the US to tour again, this time with legendary German electro outfit ARMAGEDDON DILDOS. As a special bonus, the first 100 copies come as a 2CD digipak Limited Edition set including the current album ‘Inertia’ as a bonus disc: plus the 12-page booklet for ‘Inertia’, as well as the 8-page booklet for ‘Interpret’ and obi. This Japanese Limited Edition is the perfect introduction to one of the major forces in the UK electro-industrial scene. Released on Deathwatch Asia and available August 30th, 2010.

CD1: INTERPRET
01. Repent – Remixed by Armageddon Dildos
02. Pressure – Remixed by Diabolic Art
03. Paralyzed – Remixed by Die Krupps
04. Higher (Vertical Smile Mix) – Remixed by Youth (Killing Joke)
05. The Preacher – Remixed by Sins Of The Flesh
06. Repent – Remixed by Obszon Geschopf
07. Pressure – Remixed by Octolab
08. Higher (Keplers Cat Theory) – Remixed by Blue October UK
09. Paralyzed – Remixed by 2 Bullet
10. The Preacher (Single Edit) – Remixed by Inertia
11. MUSIC VIDEO: The Preacher

CD2: INERTIA
01. The Preacher
02. Paralysed
03. Pressure
04. Lost
05. Follow Me
06. Sister’s Moment
07. Higher
08. Le Cirque Noir
09. Repent
10. Finale
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BAK XIII “BEST OF BAK XIII”
BAK XIII is an EBM/New Wave powerhouse from Switzerland, combining modern industrial production with classic old-school EBM-sequencing: 21st Century music with punk attitude and a retro feel evidenced by song-titles like ‘80s Are Back Forever’ and ‘New Wave Party’. In Europe, BAK XIII have toured with such top names in the electro-industrial scene as SUICIDE COMMANDO, FRONT 242 and DAS ICH: and have remixed or been remixed by top artists like PSYCHE, HIV+ and THE NEON JUDGEMENT. In 2008, DWA invited BAK XIII programmer Baron Von Smock to Japan to present his ambient-industrial solo-project MUSIC FOR THE SPACE live in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto: and as guest DJ for leading dark-scene event Tokyo Dark Castle in Shinjuku. Now with ‘Best Of BAK XIII’ DWA is proud to present a world-exclusive Japan-only ‘Greatest Hits Collection’ of BAK XIII: celebrating the prolific musical career of Switzerland’s best-known electro-industrial act! Originally formed as a duo by Baron Von Smock and DDDmix (vocals, programming) in Geneva in 2001, since 2003 BAK XIII has operated as a trio with guitarists Garf (2003-2006) and Tenebras (2007-2009) adding metal riffs to the mix. Since 2003, BAK XIII have released a new studio album almost every year: ‘In Cauda Venenum’ (2003), ‘Post Lucem Tenebrae’ (2004), ‘Morituri Te Salutant’ (2005), ‘Vae Victis’ (2006) and ‘Ultima Ratio Regum’ (2008), plus the 2006 EP ‘Dead Again’. DWA’s ‘Best Of BAK XIII’ contains a massive 20 tracks from all 5 BAK XIII albums: all personally selected by the band themselves! Under exclusive license from BAK XIII’s European label Urgence Disk Records, DWA’s ‘Best Of BAK XIII’ comes with an 8-panel folding insert detailing the entire recorded history of BAK XIII’s albums, plus 4-panel insert with Japanese linernotes about the band. And the first 200 copies of this unique album are presented in a 6-panel digipak, with artwork specially commissioned for this release! Released on Deathwatch Asia and available August 30th, 2010.

01. Things Will Never Change
02. Open The Borders
03. Media Control
04. 80’s Are Back Forever
05. Lost In Darkness (Guitar Mix)
06. Ghouls And Ghosts
07. Dance And Die
08. Disco Armageddon
09. Homo Disco
10. Sad Song
11. New Wave Party
12. VSKMR
13. Welcome To The Void
14. Body Religion
15. Lost
16. Dead Again
17. Nothing Left To Believe
18. Where’s The Party?
19. Fuck You And Dance
20. Manifeste
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NO MORE “7 YEARS (1979-1986) – LIMITED EDITION”
7 Years Re-Release of the compilation that covers up songs from the first seven years of NO MORE’s discography At the end of 2008 NO MORE (condensed in the duo Tina Sanudakura and Andy Schwarz) got back on stage 22 years after the band split up in the 1986. In the following NO MORE successfully played all over Europe and released their new album “Midnight People & Lo-Life Stars” in 2010. So this is the perfect time to re-release the NO MORE compilation “7 Years” (first release 1990, Germany only) and take a look at the time before their comeback. Since this was the pre-CD era and all the original vinyl releases are sold out and are hard to get nowadays, “7 Years” is a fantastic possibillity to contemplate NO MORE‘S work in the 80s. The focus lies on the last line-up (from 1984-1986) and contains, amongst others, songs from various 12″ maxi-singles, the mini-LP “Laughter In The Wings” and their final album “Hysteria”. The band called it a day during the recordings of “Hysteria” and Tina Sanudakura & Andy Schwarz recorded the song “7 Years” as a summary of these NO MORE years. And they certainly didn’t think of coming back at that time. The compilation certainly contains the original version their alltime classic “Suicide Commando” and is still part of many DJ-Sets ( This song was also remixed by DJ HELL, VITALIC, ECHOPARK) “A song that refuses to die. A couple of years after these Germans recorded this, it spread like a virus to become a cult classic. The virus is still spreading to this day.” (Optimo, UK) NO MORE refused to play their “hit” during the last two years befor splitting up, with only one exception: their farewell concert at the Old Daddy concert hall in Oberhausen, Germany. Luckily this concert was taped and therefore a live version of “Suicide Commando” can be found on here. The (newly designed) compilation comes along in two versions. The boxed version enlarges the focus especially by including “It feels like 1925” and “Dark Side Of the Town” from the highly acclaimed 1982 mini-LP ” A Rose Is A Rose”. bounus cd with four extra studio, three live songs with cover of Venus In Furs (Velvet Underground) and two remixes plus some special designed gadgets. Released on Rustblade and available October 2nd, 2010.

1. Suicide Commando (original version)
2. Dim The Lights
3. I Still Bear The Scars
4. Golden Games
5. Waiting For The Man
6. Theme For Angels In Big Cities
7. Do You Dream Of Angels
8. Istanbul
9. Arabesque
10. 7 Years
11. Entree Tunesienne
12. El Dorado
13. In The Flesh
14. Just a Shadow ( Live )
15. Hysteria ( Live )
16. Suicide Commando ( Live )

BONUS CD (LIMITED BOX)
1. Dark Side Of The Tow
2. Laughter In The Wings (Demo)
3. It Feels Like 1925
4. Do You Dream Of Angels (Live)
5. Venus In Furs (Live)
6. Kalo (Live)
7. Instanbul ( Remix by Criminal Asylum )
8. Too Late ( Remix by SANdBLASTING )
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XMH “STATE OF MIND”
XMH has a take no prisoners, in-your-face attitude. Harsh, yet catchy electronics mixed with male and female vocals. Their latest release, ‘State of Mind’ was produced by Len Lemeire (Implant, 32Crash, Anne Clark). This multimedia CD also has remixes by Soman, Implant and Jesus on Extasy. XMH are back with a bang and are ready to grab you by the throat! Dark electro band XMH was founded in 2005 by singer/songwriter Benjamin Samson in the Netherlands. In 2005, the band released their debut EP ‘Life’, which managed to stay in the Dutch Underground Charts (DUC) for more than 6 months. During 2005 and 2006, XMH built up a strong fan following by playing in clubs & venues all over Holland and Belgium. XMH presented their debut album “Time To Play” in the Summer of 2007 to a packed and sold-out venue at the Summer Darkness festival. This debut CD received excellent response from press, fans, DJ’s and other bands. So much so, that this album reached #2 and the song ‘Rape Your God V.2’ went to #1 on the Dutch Underground Charts. In a short time, XMH has climbed quickly to become one of the best new hot acts from Holland while playing throughout Europe alongside bands such as Covenant, Combichrist, Funker Vogt, Angels & Agony, Clan Of Xymox, Amduscia, Agonoize, Grendel, The Birthday Massacre, The Cruxshadows, Das Ich and many others. To ease the waiting for the new XMH album the band released a DJ Promo called the Led Manville Remixes, this CD contains 6 exclusive remixes and went to nr. 1 in the Dutch Underground Charts. Released on Nilaihah and available August 16th, 2010.

01. Dictate
02. WasteD
03. State Of Mind
04. Truth
05. Komasaufen
06. Neon Venus
07. Cryogenic Fire
08. Abuse
09. 10 Miles Away
10. Tears In Rain
11.Neon Venus (Chai remix by Jesus on Extasy)
12.State Of Mind (Paleo Christ remix by Implant)
13.Cryogenic Fire (NoxVox remix by Soman)
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AD INFERNA “DSM”
You are warned: do not try to label them. Ad Inferna has chosen to break down the barriers of musical genres to offer their own musical, visual and thematic style: each production is different and synthesizes their own personal evolution. Consisting of members V. Orias A., V.V. Arkames, and V.N.A., Ad Inferna is passionate, violent, sexual and addictive. A bold mixture of Industrial, Darkwave, male and female vocals and hints of Metal, Ad Inferna gives a musical experience in a realm that no other band has ever dared to enter. Their debut album L’ Empire des Sens was released in 2002. In 2009 they released the acclaimed album Trance N’ Dance, which features 12 tracks including remixes from bands such as Reaper, Soman, Combichrist and Beborn Beton. In 2010, Ad Inferna signed with American label Nilaihah Records, after gaining a large audience in Europe. With Nilaihah, Ad Inferna continues their musical evolution with their new, 100% electronic album DSM, co-produced and mastered by Vasi Vallis (Frozen Plasma, Reaper, NamNamBulu). The nine tracks are an electronic psychoanalysis. DSM is cutting, killer and addicting, and the ultimate tool essential for any DJ. An album that takes elements from Electro, Industrial, Metal and Gothic and features stunning vocals in both English and French. Released on Nilaihah and available August 16th, 2010.

01. Prémices
02. Omniscience
03. Der Ball der Verdammten
04. The Second Half of the Sky
05. The Other Side of Me
06. Crime Body
07. Celeste
08. Dimension Zero
09. Verklärte
10. Coma (La Fin des Rêves)
11. Verklärte – “Cellmod” remix
12. Crime Body – “Suicidal Romance” remix
13. Verklärte – “Distatix” remix
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DEATH IN JUNE “PEACEFUL SNOW / THE MAVERICK CHAMBER 7″”
Extremocidente proudly announces the imminent release of Death In June’s “Peaceful Snow/The Maverick Chamber” 7”. The two songs are the first new material to come to light since ‘The Rule of Thirds’. These new tracks offer not only the same radical departure from more complex song arrangements as in the previous album but this time also a departure from the use of acoustic guitar as the instrument chosen to accompany Douglas Pearce’s voice is the piano played by Miro Snejder. Some might be tempted to say this is a new direction for Death In June yet we have to disagree, as for almost 30 years this has been a ship that has maintained it’s course against all odds. This edition is limited to 880 numbered copies and comes pressed in pink vinyl and housed on a cover with embossed lettering and debossed foilblock Whiphand logo. The record comes with a lyric sheet/insert and 3 postcards. Act fast and Witness! Released on ExtremOcidente and available August 30th, 2010.

Tracks:
A Peaceful Snow 4:29
B The Maverick Chamber 4:53
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ASP “WELTUNTER – DIGIPAK”
3 of the most classic ASP albums have just been re-released in beautiful digipaks! Includes 3 singles: ‘Weltunter’, ‘Ich will brennen’ and ‘Stille der Nacht’. Originally released in 2003. Re-Released in digipak on Trisol and available August 23rd, 2010.

1 Intro  1:11
2 Welcome  5:47
3 Weltunter  4:50
4 Stille Der Nacht (Ein Weihnachtsmärchen)  5:04
5 Geisterjagd (Träne Im Meer)  4:23
6 She Wore Shadows  4:06
7 Demon Love  6:25
8 Ich Will Brennen  4:09
9 Hässlich  4:31
10 Eleison  6:34
11 Lykanthropie (Es Tobt Ein Krieg In Mir)  4:41
12 Die Ruhe Vor Dem Sturm  9:20
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ASP “AUS DER TIEFE – DIGIPAK”
3 of the most classic ASP albums have just been re-released in beautiful digipaks! 13 songs plus 5 tracks of the ‘Spiegelauge’ suite. Incl. single ‘Werben’! Originally released in 2005. Re-Released in digipak on Trisol and available August 23rd, 2010.

1   Beschwörung  6:31
2   Wilkommen Zurück  2:17
3   Schwarzes Blut  3:32
4   Im Dunklen Turm  1:41
5   Me  4:38
6   Schattenschreie  0:21
7   Hunger  5:21
8   Fremde Erinnerungen  1:12
9   Ballade Von Der Erweckung  8:53
10   Tiefenrausch  4:05
11   Schmetterling, Du Kleines Ding  0:42
12   Ich Komm Dich Holn  4:17
13   Werben  4:28
14   Spiegelauge Part I: Aus Der Tiefe  3:18
15   Spiegelauge Part II: Spiegelaugen  3:24
16   Spiegelauge Part III: Tiefenrausch (Reprise)  1:07
17   Spiegelauge Part IV: Panik  4:12
18   Spiegelauge Part V: Spiegel  5:31
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ASP “REQUIEMBRYO – 2CD DIGIPAK”
Double-Album 2007. 20 songs, incl. the ‘Requiem-Suite’ composed by 7 pieces. Also includes the highly successful hit-singles ‘Ich bin ein wahrer Satan’ (released in 4 different versions) and ‘Duett’. Re-Released in digipak on Trisol and available August 23rd, 2010.

1   Offährte  5:53
2   Coming Home  4:45
3   De Profundis  3:51
4   Pavor Diurnus (Fremde Träume I)  1:21
5   :Duett (Das Minnelied Der Incubi)  4:35
6   Schmetterflug  2:56
7   Frostbrand  5:20
8   Ich Bin Ein Wahrer Satan  5:53
9   Erinnerungen Eines Fremden  2:14
10   Raserei  5:11
11   Das Erwachen  7:01
12   Erinnerungen Eines Fremden (Reprise)  1:21
13   Finger Weg! Finger!  3:37

1.1   Introitus Interruptus
1.2   Kyrie: (Eleison 2: Mercy) / Kyrie: Litany Agnus Dei
1.3   Die ArIse (Sequenz)
1.4   Nimm Mich! (Suffertorium)
1.5   Sanctus / Benedictus
1.6   Lux Aeterna
1.7   Hymnus: Heaven / Exsequien: Hell
2   Schwarzer Schmetterling: Nekrolog  4:58
3   Pavor Nocturnus (Fremde Träume II)  1:02
4   Biotopia  6:24
5   How Far Would You Go? (The 6th Of September)  4:04
6   Nie Mehr  6:01
7   Offährte (Reprise)  1:17
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***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!

DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER order NOW on www.artoffact.com !!

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Dead When I Found Her is the studio project of Portland, Oregon’s Michael Arthur Holloway, a professional electronic musician and producer who sites Skinny Puppy, Haujobb, Mentallo & the Fixer, Forma Tadre, Doubting Thomas, amongst other pioneering industrial aritsts as influences. Tracks from the debut album Harm’s Way have been the talk of music forums since they started to appear on Myspace and Soundcloud in 2009, and the attention the project has received is nothing short of impressive. The project soon found a home on Artoffact Records, and 12 tracks were selected for the debut release. Dead When I Found Her re-creates classic late-80’s/early-90’s industrial without sounding cliched, adding a modernized sonic signature to a dark and brooding foundation. Harm’s Way is the perfect album for dark music lovers. Out July 13th, 2010!

1. Curtains
2. Painkiller Suite
3. Fixer Fixed
4. Second Sight
5. Phantoms
6. Fortune’s Few
7. The Proof
8. Lost House
9. Stitches
10. Subject Reject
11. Useless Children
12. Taking Shelter

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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
AOF100 – Jesus on Extasy – No Gods – 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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