Sep 302010

This is Todd at A Different Drum.  How are you?  I hope you’re doing well 🙂

I have a couple new releases to mention in today’s update, but most of all, I want to let you know that I’ll be leaving to take a family vacation for the first time in 5 years.   Well…aside from little three-day weekends or a Christmas holiday, this is the first time in a few years that I’ll be taking my wife and kids and leaving town for 8 days just to have fun.  It’s going to be great!  But that also means that I won’t be shipping any CD’s from October 8th – October 16th.

So….please plan ahead and realize that there will be some lag-time if you order during that period.   Of course, you can still order, but I just won’t be able to ship until I’m back.   To help you get those items you may be wanting before that time, I have initiated a discount on everything EXCEPT new releases.   If you order before I leave, you can get 10% off all catalog items, and 20% off A Different Drum’s own label CD releases.   You will see the discount applied during “checkout”.   Again, that excludes new releases.

Take advantage of the little discount and have some fun!


Rotersand “Waiting to Be Born” (CDEP) $10 — This new EP features 9 tracks of remixes and extras for fans of this popular, dark synthpop act.   You can see the track list and order the CD here :

The Birthday Massacre “Pins and Needles” $15 — Behold, the new release from the very popular synth / new wave / gothic cross-over band that seems to be making waves across the globe!   Order the new CD here :

Thanks for your support!   If anything else new comes in before my vacation, I’ll let you know!

Sep 302010

Your weekly updater

and don’t forget to check out our digital section at Clone DGTL of course!

This weeks releases from the Clone distribution house:

EOD - Utrecht EOD Utrecht 030303 030EP002 12inch € 7.99 buy
This latest EP on 030303 is like a giant zeppelin. On the crossroads of electronics, twisted electro and classic UK techno, this is stuff that makes you want to, well…fly away and look down upon the dancefloor. EOD resides in Trondheim, Norway and we can see this fits into a landscape sparsely lit by the magical northern lights. A big six tracker for those who crave big portions of deep space!

The Outrunners - Running For Love And Money The Outrunners Running For Love And Money Flexx 017 12inch € 8.49 buy
Stephen Falken and Pierre de la Touche revive the Outrunners project with the ‘Running For Love And Money’ EP. The sound is vintage futurism of italo disco pop (without trying to be retro) with a blend of heartfelt nostalgia that seems to operate in a time zone all of it’s own. This release is limited to 330 copies with full picture sleeve and free download coupon.

A Made Up Sound - Demons A Made Up Sound Demons A Made Up Sound 04 12inch € 7.99 buy
Deadly serious new voyage into the unknown by A Made Up Sound… weirdly emotive, yet banging machine-funk with punching low end on the A-side; far out metallic broken-beyond-repair beat science on the flip. Soundsystem material for the year 2050… Recommended!!

Philogresz - Dependance Of Distant Us  Philogresz Dependance Of Distant Us Phil 001 12inch € 9.99 buy
Worthy follower of the very good Phil000. Philogresz is expressing himself with 2 well crafted and lush house tracks. Deep, bright and crafted with care! Dependance of Distant us also some as Sinner DC remix on the a2. Our favorite is Lowrider, a phat modern sub driven house track with a lot of tension thats slowly builds and builds. Seriously good!. Just a small run on nice silver vinyl and silver labels. Check!

Kondens - First Cut (Norman Nodge rmx) Kondens First Cut (Norman Nodge rmx) Kontra Musik 016 12inch € 7.99 buy
Kondens is a collaboration between Swedish electronic music veterans Andreas Tilliander (Mille Plateaux/Force Inc, Raster-Noton and Repeatle) and Stefan Thor aka Folie (Mitek). The sound is a hybrid of techy dubstep with a twist and banging dub-influenced techno. Pure peak time bliss without losing the love for dub and tape delays. The vinyl debut, First Cut EP, includes a stunning deep techno remix signed Norman Nodge.

Joel Alter - Dust Away Joel Alter Dust Away Sweatshop 006 12inch € 7.99 buy
Joel Alter blew us away some months ago with his Soul Clap release on Sweatshop! A much under-rated record which makes things go wild everytime its being dropped. Now he is back strong with more straight pumping chicago-inspired tracks that continues Alter’s forays into the rougher, tougher side of house music. Simple and effective tracks that reminds us of early raw house projects of Jeff Mills with basic elements and phat drum machines. Joel Alter going back to the basics and pushing the right buttons!

selection of various new imports:

don’t forget… more titles coming in every day!

Aubrey - Evacuation (Skudge & Aubrey 2010 rmx) Aubrey Evacuation (Skudge & Aubrey 2010 rmx) Syncrophone Recordings 005 12inch € 8.49 buy
Official re-release of the 1997 Off Shoot Records Evacuation (Marathon EP) & 1995 Solid Groove Shimmer (Presents EP) done by Aubrey. Skudge, who caused quite a stir with the first two 12’s on his own label, revisited Evacuation for a new update!

Quantec - No More Than Ever Quantec No More Than Ever Modelism 025 12inch € 8.99 buy
Fierce smoking dubby techno tracks by Quantec.

Aera - Continental Drift Aera Continental Drift Aleph music 002 12inch € 8.99 buy
We liked Aleph 1, but we love Aleph 2! Exciting forward thinking house tracks by Area with some dubstep influences. Check!

Andy Romano - Andy Romano EP Andy Romano Andy Romano EP Cyberdance 007 12inch € 8.99 buy
Legendary Italian producer Andy Romano makes his debut appearance on Cyber Dance with this stunning 4 track EP of classic Italo Disco-styled electro. Side A gives us both the vocal and instrumental versions of ‘Every Time Feel All Right’, a track that sounds like Mike Mareen on space-drugs attempting to seduce the population of Venus in the year 2025 and rocking your sound-system til the speakers blow while he’s at it. Side B delivers two instrumental epics, both the mesmerising and deeply synthed out ‘L’Amour Robotique’ and the vocoder italo-electro assault that is the EP’s closing cut, ‘Sayonara Robot’, guaranteed to destroy any dancefloor it’s unleashed upon. do not miss this!

Bvdub - The Art Of Dying Alone Bvdub The Art Of Dying Alone Glacial Movements 008 CD € 12.99 buy
San Francisco artist bvdub (Brock Van Wey) is known all over the world for having realized resonant jewels of rare beauty such as ”White Clouds Drift On and On”, ”We Were The Sun”, ”To Live” and many more. He has collaborated with labels such as Millions of Moments, Echospace, Smallfish, Styrax, and Kompakt. bvdub spans different sound-sorgents of classical moulds such as piano, acoustic guitar, violin and angelic female voices, along with delicate digital soundscapes. All this is manipulated and perfectly orchestrated into six wonderful compositions in which moments of melancholy, isolation, coldness, and contemplation of life will take the listener’s soul on a journey throughout those beautiful and desolate places eternalized in the cover photo by Bjarne Riesto, with great thanks to the huge design-work by Keep Adding studio.

Duncan Powell - Pushing (Falty Dl rmx) Duncan Powell Pushing (Falty Dl rmx) 2nd Drop 010 12inch € 8.99 buy
Bass heavy UK two step dub house tracks. With another big Falty Dl mix

Jimpster - Alsace & Lorraine Jimpster Alsace & Lorraine Freerange 114 12inch € 8.99 buy
Great 12′ by Jimpster with a modern club tool on the a-side. But its about the b-side for us… a beautiful, beautiful timeless deeper (but not deep as in boring!!) house track that totally lifts things to a higher level. Classic rhythms and nice bass drive in the track, slowly building up with claps, fierce and intense strings and chords layered over each other. Classic and Timeless. Recommended!

Kirk Degiorgio - Nairobi (Carl Craig rmx) Kirk Degiorgio Nairobi (Carl Craig rmx) Art nr1 12inch € 8.99 buy
Originally a limited edition release on the now defunct EMI subsidiary dance label New Religion, both the original and Carl Craig remixes of Kirk Degiorgio’s ”Nairobi” have long been in demand after being out-of-print for several years. Almost 10 years after it’s creation, Nairobi is still a mainstay on the dancefloor’s – kept alive by those DJ’s who bagged a copy first time around. Testament to it’s longevity is it’s inclusion of Craig’s remix on the latest DJ Hell mix CD for Get Physical – introducing it to an even wider audience than it’s initial techno purist fan-base. Logical then for Degiorgio’s ART label to re-acquire the rights for re-release this September. Newly remastered for both vinyl and digital formats.

Marco Passarani - Colliding Stars pt.1 Marco Passarani Colliding Stars pt.1 Running Back 099.1 12inch € 8.99 buy
Final Frontier/Pigna/Nature bossman, Italian true school Techno ledge and celebrated pasta boy Marco Passarani delivers new original material since his brilliant Statostasi EP. The first one of a two part 12-Inch series is walking in the shoes of the future while wearing the fine cut trousers of the past. Here you you get it all, dear earthlings: Science-Fiction marathon tech-house, Male Martian mirror balls and SH-303 female robot acid. BASSarani in your face! Watch out for Colliding Stars Pt. 2. Limited to 500 copies in a retro-futuristic telescopic picture sleeve with even enough room to slip in the second platter!

Morphology / CRC - Combined ep Vol. 1 Morphology / CRC Combined ep Vol. 1 Abstract Forms 007 12inch € 9.99 buy
Abstract Forms brings you he first in a series of various artist EPs and this time it’s future wave funk from Finnish electro duo, Morphology and also solo material from Michael Diekmann under his CRC guise. Analogue robotic electro tracks with intergalactic melodies and string arrangements. Beautiful!

Nexus - Stand Up Nexus Stand Up Mr Disco Organisation 12inch € 8.99 buy
Top class reissue of the magnificent Italo gem Stand Up by Nexus, originally released back in 1983 on the quality Italian label Mr Disc Organisation. Produced by the great Maurice Cavalieri of ‘Charlie – Spacer Woman’ and Firefly fame, this classic track was ahead of its time with a wonderfully laid-back synth driven disco groove that sounds like a modern Metro Area production. Its massive dancefloor appeal has lead it to be a firm favourite with DJs like Daniel Wang and Harvey and made it one of the stand outs on Ame’s critically acclaimed mix compilation. With original copies super-pricey and hard to get hold of, grab a copy of this tantalising disco beauty while you can.

Onur Ozer - Clavichordrama Onur Ozer Clavichordrama Cocoon 12078 12inch € 8.49 buy
Tight minimal tracks with nice mixture of abstract Sahko sounds combined with a Dance Mania kind of groove… sounds like a golden combination

Radio Slave - Kenny Larkin & Dj Sneak rmxs Radio Slave Kenny Larkin & Dj Sneak rmxs Rekids 050 12inch € 8.99 buy
Proper main floor tools by Radio Slave, remixes by Kenny Larkin and Dj Sneak.

Raza - Gonna Make You work Raza Gonna Make You work Millions Of Moments 019 12inch € 8.99 buy
Title track is a basic stripped down house track with nice repetitive vocal sample with a super cool masculine bass line. Killer! Plus 4 other cool tracks ranging from chicago influenced to more detroit style electronic house tracks.

Aaron Carl - Crucified (xdb rmx) Aaron Carl Crucified (xdb rmx) Millions Of Moments 004.1 12inch € 8.99
Aaron Carl’s Crucified gets the remix treatment of XDB.

Roof Light - Midas / Palm Roof Light Midas / Palm Millions Of Moments 021 12inch € 8.99 buy
Dubstep influenced warm soulfull house tracks.

Skylevel - 55 / 5 Million Steps Skylevel 55 / 5 Million Steps Skylevel 01 12inch € 9.99 buy
Limited to 200 copies. Out of the clear sky, the vinyl nerds from skylevel deliver two beautifully crafted gems of dance music, keeping the overall vibe of the originals alive without being afraid of deconstructing and rearranging heavily. The A Side features a concentrated, groove oriented arrangement that slides from part to part smoothly, playing with a certain rock attitude while holding back a few surprises. The flipside, well, obviously lifts things off the ground balancing innocent melodies and sheer funk madness.

Unknown - Sensation 909 / Utilize The Beat Unknown Sensation 909 / Utilize The Beat Nine 0 Nine 01 12inch € 8.99 buy
Two restyled chicago tracks that work the floor like crazy. Especially the a-side track is a blueprint chicago track, basic and raw that kills it. Flip side is a more introvert track with a classic bass line and rattling claps and woodblocks. Hot!

Clause Four  - Be the one ep Clause Four Be the one ep modern soul 01 12inch € 8.99 buy
Cool schredded disco funk tracks by Clause Four (DC, Jahtari).

Delano Smith - I Fly Delano Smith I Fly Undertones 008 12inch € 8.99 buy
Classic Detroit house tracks from Delano Smith with some help of Norm Talley. Deeper tracks with lush keys and pumping basslines.

Dj Sprinkles Presents K.S.H. - Sprinkles Presents K.S.H.E Dj Sprinkles Presents K.S.H. Sprinkles Presents K.S.H.E Skylax 116 12inch € 8.99 buy
Exciting deeper and rawer house tracks from Dj Sprinkles. Early Chicago influenced release that goes well with Theo Parrish, STL and the likes.

The Durian Borthers - Clubs ep The Durian Borthers Clubs ep Diskant 001 12inch € 12.49 buy
Diskant music with its debut release. Small run of 300 screenprinted covers and shiny black wax carrying advanced rhythm tracks with some tribalish influences produced by the people involved with Antonelli Electric and Repeat Orchestra. Check!
Harmonious Thelonious - On Stages EP Harmonious Thelonious On Stages EP Diskant 002 12inch € 9.99 buy
Unpolished tribal rhythm tracks from Harmonious Thelonious.

Mistanomista - Detroit Session Mistanomista Detroit Session Black Sunshine Recordings 01 12inch € 8.99 buy
Eclipsemusic is proud to anounce the first release of sister label Black Sunshine Recordings. This first chapter comes with a solid release from Mistanomista a deep house project from capable multi-instruments jazz player Yuri Shulgin. Detroit Session is a tribute to 313 House scene strongly influenced by Moodyman’s music, live funky bassline and jazzy chords mixed together with smooth broken house drum patterns, raw deepness and timeless music for sunday morning party. On the other side Take 1 catch the attention of deep house heads a stunning bassline track with synth dubby texture effected with many echo-delay shots, keeping the vibe on the underground side of house music.

Unknown  - Clark / Kalk Unknown Clark / Kalk Rootz 05 12inch € 8.99 buy
Rootz continues with more dj friendly mash-ups and sample circus. Old school proto house sound! Limited supplies… don’t sleep!

Various Artists - potential / outerspace circus Various Artists potential / outerspace circus Truth Is Light 010 12inch € 10.99 buy
The A side is a vocal take on possibly one of the rarest early hip hop records of all time. Whereas some people may have found it odd that a rap record started with Rick James type vocal wailing, only to end abruptly on the original, we decided to take out all the remaining 9 minutes of rap and focus exclusively on the singing. The result is a wild new rendition of an already holy grail classic. On the flip is one of those album cuts that seemingly should have never been released. A local private press job out of Chicago, IL: This three part song had no standard intro’s or outro’s, with each part having moments of brilliance and other moments of pure pain. A virtual one black man acid experiment gone wrong. It was a no brainer taking out all the trash and extending the real heart of the song with a homemade intro of our own. Reminiscent of Lonnie Liston Smith or any jazz funk masterpiece, this is a monster of a song!

Various Artists - Are you ready / Mouthpiece inhibited Various Artists Are you ready / Mouthpiece inhibited Truth Is Light 011 12inch € 10.99 buy
v/a – are you ready / mouthpiece inhibited – truth is light TIL 011 – us12′ Genre: Disco 1. Are You Ready 2. Mouthpiece Inhibited In Stock another killer Truth Is Light! in the label’s catalogue… tow pretty out there but marvelous tracks – once again Poleis on mastering duties. only 300 copies WORLDWIDE! The follow up to the hugely successful Calling You 12” with Payzant and Truth is Light’s 11th release. This is the 3rd part of the 3 records that Lev and Payzant worked on together in the same studio session. In continuing the mission to find and redo more out of the ordinary songs, the label has also begun the push for next level analogue mastering. We have hired the formidable POLE to help achieve this new quality in sound on all the future records. For the title cut we go to Orlando, Fl. And for those who thought soulful slappers were the exclusive sound of California, think again. Florida’s boogie sound was equally as dynamic as the west coasts signature sound. With it’s use of electronic drums, clap and minimal synth bassline, this record was quite unique for 83. Another unknown pre-house vocal monster. On the flip is just another taste of Payzant and Lev’s affinity for the more tougher, ghetto inspired sounds of dance music. Before hip hop took all street leaning producers towards making rap, a lot of underground r&b had a real gangster quality to it and this sexually suggestive song doesn’t disappoint. Real dark and eerie, yet completely infectious. Like the whore at the club who you know you shouldn’t have fucked with, but worth the shot of penicillin at the doctor’s that week. Lastly, Black and Punk. Inhibited is one of those songs that is not for everybody. But not every song has to be of the traditional dance genre. This rare as it comes 45 was just begging to be fixed and freaked. It’s for the type of dj who wants to take chances as there will be no hiding behind this song at all.

Zombie Zombie - Plays John Carpenter Zombie Zombie Plays John Carpenter Versatile 069 12inch € 8.99 buy
Cover versions of John Carpenters classic releases such as Escape from LA, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween and the The Thing.

Some Digital Highlights:

Tony Lionni - Precious Tony Lionni Precious Freerange Records MP3 (320 kbps) House € 3.95 buy
Art Department - Vampire Nightclub / Without You Art Department Vampire Nightclub / Without You Crosstown Rebels MP3 (320 kbps) House € 1.95 buy
Chico Mello - Agua Chico Mello Agua m=minimal MP3 (320 kbps) Electronix € 3.95 buy
Flying Lotus - Pattern+Grid World Flying Lotus Pattern+Grid World Warp Records MP3 (320 kbps) Techno € 5.95 buy
Gino Felino - Spend the Night with You Gino Felino Spend the Night with You Crème Organization MP3 (320 kbps) House € 3.95 buy
Marko Fürstenberg - Counter Mode EP Marko Fürstenberg Counter Mode EP a.r.t.less MP3 (320 kbps) Techno € 1.95 buy
Planetary Assault Systems - GT Remixes Planetary Assault Systems GT Remixes Mote-Evolver MP3 (320 kbps) Techno € 4.95 buy
Sep 302010

Vacation is officially but we have a free download for you to keep your spirits high, you can get it here:

New Releases

Luke Million – Italo Journey

12″ | Future Classic | fcl1247 | € 10.75

Like the title suggests: italo inspired nu-disco – and quite good at it too! Comes with Mighty Mouse remix. On marbled pink vinyl.

Coati Mundi – No More Blues / Disco 101 (Lee Douglas Remix)

12″ | Rong | rong031 | € 9.50

In preparation of Coati Mundi’s upcoming full length long player being released later this summer, here comes a club friendly limited disco 12″ single for the jockey’s and collectors alike. The B side is a big room club mix by Rong all star Lee Douglas. Mr. Douglas has blessed us with a piano house stormer of Coati’s ‘Dancing Disco 101’ which is a bit of a stormer.

Mock & Toof – Smit Smot

12″ | Mock And Toof | mandt002 | € 10.35

Two slo-mo hypnotic cuts from Mock & Toof on their own M&T Inc imprint. “Smit Smot” oozes finesse with a definite discoid atmosphere. Recommended.

Annie – Greatest Hit

12″ | Only One | one0001 | € 10.35

The ultra nice Annie track ‘Greatest Hit’ which has been out of print for a long time now comes as an extended dub version and with a peaktime Tres remix. Classic.

Azari & III – Reckless With Your Remixes 1 (Tensnake)

12″ | Permanent Vacation | permvac063 | € 10.75

Finally here comes the long awaited “Reckless With Your Remixes 1? release by Azari & III including the massive Tensnake remix!

Mirror People / Kool Dj Dust – Echo Life / Back To The Future

12″ | Permanent Vacation | permvac060 | € 10.50

A super hot split 12“ by two refreshing new artists Mirror People and Kool Dj Dust. Kool Dj Dust delivers two heavy old school elektro meets italo disco cuts. Mirror People has a thing for analogue synthesizers, which you can hear in his productions – lovely sun-drenched house music. Supreme.

Pollyester – German Love Letter

12″ | Permanent Vacation | permvac052 | € 10.50

Love In C Minor presents number 8 in Pollyester’s count down series! ‘German Love Letter’ is here to wake the old babes at the slots with a mantrische lullabye which goes like ACH DU ACH DU ACH DU ACH DU ACH DU! Featuring remixes by Permanent Vacation, Optimo Espacio and Hal Tabac! Like!

Lauer – Delta Nrg

12″ | Permanent Vacation | permvac057 | € 10.50

Re-release of an out of stock pearl of the Brontosaurus Catalogue, Delta NRG, a perfectly created piano house/disco hybrid, which, ever since its first release, is sth you might call a secret weapon for the dancefloor. Delta NRG is also accompanied by a beautiful Mock & Toof remix, and there is also a new Lauer track called ‘MTX9 SD Beta’.

Permanent Vacation – Zuckerhut remixes

12″ | Permanent Vacation | permvac070 | € 10.75

The original was released last year on the first 12″ by Permanent Vacation. Remixes by TBD aka Lee Douglas (from The Stallions and the DFA camp) and Justin Vandervolgen (from !!! and Golf Channel); and John Talabot.

Supersoulsonic – Eddy Is Dead

12″ | Compost Disco | codis002 | € 10.89

Michael Reinboth and Christian Prommer team up again and drop two true old school nu disco tunes for Compost’s latest sub-label. For sipping, snipping, ripping, tripping season. Check.

Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On

12″ | Turbo | turbo87 | € 9.50

Montreal’s premier electrotharios are back, rocking the dimmer switch with their latest single “Don’t Turn the Lights On”, from the forthcoming LP Business Casual, out in September. Cracking remixes by Aeroplane and Christian Martin.

Ronny & Renzo – Broken Fingers

12″ | King Kung Foo | kkfr74006 | € 9.75

Ronny & Renzo, also known as the uncrowned “kings of downtempo” or King Kung Foo’s official ambassadors if you prefer, are back to make sure your summer will be reminded with a proper soundtrack. Deep dream music with an ace remix by Sombrero Galaxy. Now comes at a price normal people can afford. Tip.

Harvey Presents Locussolus – Tan Sedan / Throwdown

12″ | International Feel | ifeel008 | € 8.99

Harvey with a new project. His mission to create ‘what the fuck’ records continues and the secret weapon this time around is vocals…. Harvey’s vocals….and lots of them.

Ilya Santana – Erin

12″ | Eskimo | 541416503811 | € 9.20

Slower paced cosmic synth disco from Ilya Santana. Great selection of tracks that is essential material for fans of Aube records for example or fans of early synth disco.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

LP | 4AD | CAD3X15 | € 17.99

Glo-fi/glam-pop hero Ariel Pink with a bizar mix of acidy, psychedelic music versions of the 80s B-horror movies your film freak friends worship. Every track on this superb album is a winner, each draped in quiet glamour. Recommended.

Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly

LP | Eskimo | 541416503796 | € 18.00

The long awaited Aeroplane debut album! The vinyl LP comes with additional CD.

Black Tambourine – Black Tambourine

LP | Slumberland | slrlp111 | € 20.99

Black Tambourine is a 2010 compilation album by Black Tambourine – seminal American indie pop band of the 1980s. It contains the complete recordings of the band. The album Complete Recordings was already issued in 1999, but this album contains six new tracks and is therefore meant to replace it.

The Cure – Disintegration (Deluxe Edition)

2LP | Polydor | 06007 | € 23.99

On 180 gram vinyl! 2010 is the twenty-first anniversary of The Cure’s masterpiece! Their classic 1989 album has been re-mastered to sound better than ever, and now features complete lyrics and bonus photos.

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (Legacy edition)

2LP | Music On Vinyl | movlp020 | € 22.99

Thought by many to be the most revolutionary album in jazz history, having virtually created the genre known as jazz-rock fusion (for better or worse) and being the jazz album to most influence rock and funk musicians, Bitches Brew is, by its very nature, mercurial. High quality vinyl edition.

Galaxie 500 – This Is Our Music

LP | Domino | rewiglp71 | € 18.00

Deluxe vinyl edition of Galaxie 500’s 1990 a piece of slow-moving dream-pop genius.

Galaxie 500 – On Fire

LP | Domino | rewiglp70 | € 18.00

Deluxe vinyl reissue of ‘On Fire’ by Galaxie 500 released in 1989. It was recorded at Noise NY in New York City. Since its release, the album has yielded much critical acclaim, including being named as the 16th best album of the 1980s by Pitchfork Media.

Galaxie 500 – Today

LP | Domino | rewiglp69 | € 18.00

Vinyl reissue of the debut of this great dream pop band. Thurston Moore, of Sonic Youth, is quoted as saying that Today is his favorite guitar album of 1988. 22 years old!

The Drums – The Drums

LP | Moshi Moshi | vvr742654 | € 19.99

Great debut from Brooklyn indie band the Drums. Some excellent 80’s style wave rock songs (the Cure, New Order) on here and more. Limited vinyl edition, gatefold cover. Comes with insert.


Asso – Do It Again

12″ | Ace | ac1020 | € 9.20

Top class repress of Asso’s Italo funk masterpiece from 1983. Featuring Do It Again, a killer Italo / Balearic disco-style cover of the Steely Dan classic. On the flip side you get the wonderful Don’t Stop, a track which is pure blissed-out dancefloor heaven and deservedly became a Loft and Garage classic as well as receiving heavy rotation on both the Cosmic…

Dj Harvey – Luna Party / Frog Scene

12″ | Black Cock | bk076 | € 12.50

Very limited repress of these classic DJ Harvey edits originally from 1998. Don’t miss! [disco-edits]

Caribou – Swim

2LP | City Slang | slang9550055 | € 20.99

Beautifully detailed cerebral music. Lush, nostalgic electro-tinged pop breakthrough with a timeless grace. Tip. Double 180 gram vinyl including free album download & booklet.

Harmony Funk – Can’t Let You Go

12″ | Clone | cjfd05 | € 9.20

One of the best kept secrets of Chicago house music is this amazing deep raw track of Harmony Funk. Intense pure house music with raw edges just as we like it! Comes with remixes by Ovatow and Marco Bernardi. Original is essential!

Fresh Up Players – Race Relations

7″ | Fresh Up Records | fresh002 | € 8.99

The Fresh Up Players are the label’s house band, coming together on this session to record two vintage-sounding dusty Moog funk jams direct to analogue tape in a smoke-filled London studio. “Race Relations” is a slow heavy groover with tasteful Hammond, funky deep bass and jingling percussion all backing up some funky Moog melodies. “Spaghetti Sauce” features…

Hard Ton – Selfish

12″ | Gigolo | gigolo265 | € 9.20

‘Selfish’ is Hard Ton’s debut EP for Gigolo Records, an artist in the true sense of the word. Ace early house sound meets disco. Recommended. [house]

Justin Vandervolgen – The Clapping Song / Sheebooyaa

12″ | Golf Channel | channel010 | € 12.25

Golf Channel’s leading light and producer/engineer extraordinaire Justin Vandervolgen strikes again with a double A of mid-nineties European flavoured House flipped with a sublime, deep Balearic Techno epic. Super special.

6th Borough Project – Part 5

12″ | Instruments Of Rapture | ior005 | € 9.20

More ruff jamz from the 6th Borough Project bunker kicking off with the supa-dupa-slo-mo-soul cut, “Slow Down Baby”, with chopped up strings and heroin-house bassline all present. The flip brings us “Closer” to the edit and pitches us nearer the holy grail of tempos. “Stratus Quo” gives us tracky Rhodes action on the intro and sends us a message in…

Glass Candy – Feeling Without Touching

12″ | Italians Do It Better | idib025 | € 10.25

Glass Candy return with a brand new 12-inch single – Italians’ first record of 2010. Includes the cuts “Feeling Without Touching” (Video Mixx and Instrumental Mix), “Sugar & Whitebread” (regular and instrumental versions), “Covered In Bugs” and “Shine Like Gold & Diamonds”. Features full-color two-sided insert and lyric sheet and full-color…

Kultra Edits – Kultra 1 / Kultra 2

12″ | Kultra | kult001 | € 9.50

Two glorious end-of-night anthems, “Kultra 1” is a clever edit of UB40’s “Don’t break My Heart”, looped and spliced to perfection. Flip for a great exotic sounding disco track. Recommended.

Flemming Dalum – Boogie Down Box Set

CD | Magic Waves | mw01 | € 32.00

Limited, exclusive box set with mixes by our favorite italo Dj Flemming Dalum. [italo-disco]

Buari – Disco Soccer

LP | Makossa | m2337lp | € 16.00

Re-press of rare, interesting disco/funk LP from Ghanaian Sidiku Buari. The LP was recorded in the USA, and is from 1979, but sounds more like it’s from 1977. It’s a mix of disco and funk, at times the backing sounds reminiscent of the Crown Heights Affair. [disco]

Hadamard – Studio Gangster

12″ | Mighty Robot Recordings | mr0000013 | € 8.99

The sound of old school hip-hop, grinding funk, tweaked out electro and static acid seeps under the door of the Studio Gangster. Inside, Hadamard sits with his headphones on, in a world that’s more Dirty and Brown than diamond bling. Excellent dutch electro in dirty brown tradition.

Casco pres. BWH – Stop / Livin Up

12″ | Radius | RAD005 | € 9.00

Two of the most beautiful and most soughtafter italo disco tracks from ’83 finaly reissued! Includes two cool remixes by Bangkok Impact and Putsch ’79. Buy! [italo-disco]

Klapto – Mister Game

12″ | Radius | rad006 | € 9.50

Radius bringing you its 6th release and this time it’s timeless 1983 italo classic “Mister Game” by Klapto. Includes Alden Tyrell Vocal and Instrumental remixes, adding his own personal energetic nu-skool twist, while still staying close to a distinct and true italo sound. Tip. [italo-disco]

Lindstrom & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool

LP | Smalltown Supersound | sts159lp | € 19.00

Lindstrom’s latest album is his most coherent one yet. Less of the improvised doodling (which we like) and more of a poppy approach. From the Michael Jackson influenced disco stomper ‘Baby Can’t Stop’ to the downtempo brilliance of ‘Lovesick’ and everything in between. It’s all good. [balearic-disco-pop]

Bileebob – Call Me

12″ | Underground Resistance | ur081 | € 11.75

Pure Electro harking back to the days of Direct beat and it’s fathers Aux 88. Tip.

Sep 302010

Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the long awaited new studio album by Foetus, entitled HIDE.

HIDE features ten new compositions by JG Thirlwell, who describes it as a “neo-symphonic avant-psychedelic concept album informed by the culture of fear”. Kicking off with a nine minute operatic opus featuring the guest vocal talents of opera singer Abby Fischer, HIDE is an immersive album infused with strands of progressive and contemporary classical, as well as Thirlwell’s twisting cinematic journeys, bombast and sombre interludes.

Thirlwell produced the album and performs most of the music. Also guesting on the album are long time collaborator Steven Bernstein on trumpet and Leyna Marika Papach from Thirlwell’s Manorexia ensemble on violin. In addition Elliot Hoffman of Carbomb plays drums on a track, and there are appearances from Ed Pastorini, Jeff Davidson and Christian Gibbs (Lucinda Blackbear).

Initial quantities of HIDE will come with a free 5″ x 5″ sticker of the album front cover, signed by JG Thirlwell.

Currently we are selling the album on CD only.

Go to The Foetus Shoppe to hear previews and order.

Sep 302010


BAND OF PAIN ‘Sacred Flesh O.S.T.‘ – IN STOCK! All pre-orders have shipped!

STEVEN SEVERIN ‘Blood Of A Poet‘ – Shipping Monday 4th October

MERZBOW / Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left‘ – On schedule for 8th October

MZ.412 – ‘In Nomine…‘ – On schedule for 8th October


The follow up to our award winning “John Barleycorn Reborn” is complete! Our new
2-CD British Folk compilation “We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold’
goes to the factory this week. We’ll announce pre-orders when we have a shipping date.


STEVEN SEVERIN‘s “Blood Of A Poet” UK tour kicks off in Newcastle this coming Tuesday. You can catch him at the following Picturehouse Cinemas:
OCTOBER: 5th Newcastle Tyneside, 7th York Screen City, 9th Leeds Hyde Park, 10th Liverpool Fact, 12th Norwich Cinema City, 15th Kensal Rise Lexi, 16th Southampton Harbour Lights, 17th Brighton Duke Of York’s, 18th Hastings St. Mary In The Castle, 19th Brixton Ritzy, 21st Greenwich Picturehouse, 28th Derby Quad, 29th Cardiff Chapter Arts, 30th Oxford Phoenix (6:30pm), 30th Bristol Festival Of Lunacy (11pm), 31st Exeter Picturehouse. NOVEMBER: 1st Bath Little Theatre, 2nd Bristol Watershed, 4th Inverness Eden Court, 8th Croydon Clocktower, 11th Sheffield Showroom, 12th Nottingham Broadway, 13th Leicester Phoenix, 14th Birmingham Electric, 18th Edinburgh Cameo.

MZ. 412 | Vault 5 x CD Boxset (CSR142B) £80 / £90 / £100
Shipping: December
Ultra collector’s boxset containing all 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series: “In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi”, “Burning The Temple Of God”, “Nordik Battle Signs”, “Domine Rex Inferum” and “Infernal Affairs”. The inventors of “Black Industrial” blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise. True Swedish Black Industrial! 5 x digipak albums, along with exclusive pin-badge, tie, artcards and other surprises! Housed in a black wooden boxset with silver print and clasp. Ltd x 300 only!!!

MZ. 412 | In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi CD (CSR136CD) £9 / £10 / £11
Shipping: 8th October
First of 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series, with a new album planned for next year. 1995 bore witness to the resurrection of nefarious Swedish horde MZ. 412 (previously manifest as Maschinenzimmer 412) – Nordvargr, Drakh, Ulvtharm and Shaitan. This ground-breaking, genre-defining album saw the inventors of “Black Industrial” blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise. “In Nomine…” captures the darkest sides of Satanism, death and ritual sacrifice. An enduring, blasphemous statement of True Swedish Black Industrial. This remastered version features two previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions and all new artwork. Housed in a matt digipak with spot varnishing.

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STEVEN SEVERIN | Blood Of A Poet CD (CSR135CD) £9 / £10 / £11
Shipping: 1st October
Acclaimed solo artist and founding member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steven Severin’s debut album for Cold Spring Records is titled “Blood Of A Poet (Le Sang d’un Poete). This album is his entire soundtrack to Jean Cocteau’s 1930 black & white surrealist classic and is the second in his ongoing series of “Music For Silents”. “Blood Of A Poet” received it’s premiere at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood in January this year and this October sees Severin embark on his first ever solo tour of the UK hosted by the Picturehouse chain of cinemas. Stunning gatefold digisleeve.

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MERZBOW & Z’EV | Spiral Right / Spiral Left CD (CSR133CD) £9 / £10 / £11
Shipping: 8th October
In the planning (and many faxes, emails and discussions in person) for 20 years, finally this stunning collaborative release for Cold Spring from Japanese Noise king Merzbow and legendary elemental sound artist Z’EV is here. The tracks were created in London and Tokyo, with each artist remixing the other’s original sounds. Two tracks weighing in at 22 minutes apiece! Dark Ambient Noise in a special textured card digisleeve.

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BAND OF PAIN | Sacred Flesh O.S.T. CD (CSR33CD) £10 / £11 / £12
Shipping: Now
The soundtrack was written by Steve Pittis’ Band Of Pain, creating a very dark, brooding atmosphere to compliment Nigel Wingrove’s film. Originally with a 16-page booklet depicting explicit scenes from the film, pressure from the distributors forced the artwork into a revised 4-page version. Sacred Flesh is dark journey into realms of mental anguish and repression; a very Black Ambient soundtrack. This is Band Of Pain working in the medium to which its most suited. An incredible album with massive demand from both film and music distributors alike. 10 year anniversary edition of 666 copies!

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GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch T-Shirt (CSR137TS) £13
Shipping: Now
Black shirt with doom-laden grey print (front print with cover design and backprint with the Goatvargr logo).

GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch CD (CSR126CD) £10 / £11 / £12
Shipping: Now
The second unholy union of Lord Nordvargr (MZ.412, Folkstorm, Toroidh) and Goat. Industrial loops and analogue keyboards merge with sheet metal and chains. Foldout poster cover.

VON THRONSTAHL | Conscriptvm 2 x CD (CSR118CD) £14 / £15 / £16
Shipping: Now
DCD of rare, alternative versions, new and unreleased material from German Martial Industrial legends Von Thronstahl! 140 minutes of music in a luxurious 6-panel digipak.

FIRE IN THE HEAD | Confessions Of A Narcissist CD (CSR120CD) £10 / £11 / £12
Shipping: Now
The final full-length release by F/I/T/H. Self-indulgent industrial electronics. Guests: Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni) and J. Randall (Agoraphobic Nosebleed).


– ‘Themes’ 7CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold’ 2CD (CSR100CD) – The follow up to John Barleycorn Reborn!

• 5 Oct – 14 Nov 10, “Le Sang D’Un Poete” UK Tour, Various Picturehouse Cinemas (UK & IE)

• 9 Oct 10, Villa Aganoor Pompilj, Monte Del Lago, Lago Trasimeno (IT) – with Duo Noir, Fiori Di Carne

• 16 Oct 10, Club Chapeau Rouge, Prague (CZ) – with Der Blutharsch, Deutsch Nepal

• 22-24 Oct 10, Custard Factory, Birmingham (UK) – with Swans, Napalm Death, Godflesh, KK Null, Melt Banana, Gnaw and much more! Buy Tickets

• 27 Oct 10, XOYO, London (UK) – with Balazs Pandi. Buy Tickets

• 18 Nov 10, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal (UK)
• 26 Nov 10, Dundee Mountain Film Festival, Dundee (UK)

• 2 Dec 10, Confession 2, The Grosvenor, London (UK)
with Bizarre Uproar, MK9 and more!

• 15 Dec 10, The Garage, London (UK)
• 16 Dec 10, Grand Classic, Glasgow (UK)
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• 26 Feb 11, The Garage, London (UK). Tickets and full info soon!


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ANDREA BORGHI – ‘Moltiplicazioni’ CD (Lisca Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
“Andrea Borghi’s solo album is ultimately more rewarding for its (relative) sparseness, with some unspectacular but extremely effective laptop treatments adding some fizz to his thrummed fuzz bass jams. It’s still a case of listening to how the sound of the bass, rather than the sound of Borghi playing the bass, interfaces with the technology. “Attrazione 2” comes closest to transcending these limitations, with Borghi scraping and rubbing the strings to give his Max/MSP patch something more colourful to sink its teeth into” (The Wire). Typographic print on special textured paper in jewelcase.

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(AURA) – ‘Invisible Landscape’ CD (Valse Sinistre) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
(Aura) is an avantgarde musical project from Portugal. “Invisible Landscape” is an imaginary soundtrack that traces the story created within 10 pictures by the talented Portuguese photographer, José Ramos. It’s an experimental project that extends itself through innumerable musical styles, from Classical music to Post Rock, going through ambient, soundscapes, industrial, field-recording, electronica, etc. Special 12-page super glossy booklet. Ltd x 500 copies.
BLACK REIGN – ‘Session One’ CD (None) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Based in Hong Kong, Black Reign (R. S. Seizure on electronics and A. Urquiola on guitar) started in 2007 mainly as a live act. Their full-length release, “Session One”, wasn’t recorded until spring 2010. This disc contains 3 massive studio tracks from their Hot Focus studio session, all of which were recorded live in one take. The 2 bonus tracks are by solo tracks by R. S. Seizure. Black Ambient / Guitar Drone / Funeral Doom, which would appeal to fans of TenHornedBeast, Black Boned Angel, Nadja etc. Ltd x 250 copies in handmade, hand-printed sleeves.
BURIAL HEX / KINIT HER – ‘Vedic Hymns’ LP (Altvinyl) – £14 / £17 / £20
An album that harks back to the darker days of folk… it wouldn’t be out of place alongside Sturmpercht or Waldteufel.. The woods are closing in and there is a diminishing chance of redemption. The A side navigates a strange epic drone folk but with uneasy chord combinations and an unsettling sense of ritual. Side B is more apocalyptic… mumbled, distorted, half swallowed lyrics eat themselves in an epic 1st track whilst the resonant bass heavy end of the piano keyboard bears the weight of a repetitive and percussive hammer. Melodic, atmospheric and hypnotic… this records wind, branches of hitherto separate trees into a compelling whole. Ltd x 250 copies only!

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CHARLES MANSON – ‘Air’ CD (Magic Bullet Records) – £12 / £13 / £14
Long before the fear, the media fixation, and cult of personality surrounding what we’ve come to know publicly as Charles Manson, a 27-year old inmate at McNeil Island Penitentiary, dubbed “Little Charlie” by those on the inside, found true respite and solace in the form of a six string guitar. Air, Trees, Water, and Animals (“ATWA”) is a 4-part, seasonal album series by Charles Manson on Magic Bullet Records. Each individual album features previously-unheard, authorised, and exclusive songs with a sharp focus on the non-sustainable environmental conditions mankind has wrought for itself. The recordings span numerous sessions and are presented in their raw, natural, and unadulterated form. Each installment also features striking artwork, including exclusive paintings rendered by Manson himself.  When all of the sensationalism, fear, projection, and knee-jerk response is stripped away, all that remains is a man named Charlie, strumming and picking away on his guitar and sending his passions into the ether.

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DETRITIVORE – ‘Pakt’ CD (Lyderhorn Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Extreme Norwegian doom metal with elements of noise, drone, ambient, and black metal. A grim, oppressive atmosphere with dissonant guitars, haunting strings, a thundering tympani and monstrous riffs arranged across a canvas of noise, musique concrete, and ambience. Alternating between light and heavy, while being simultaneously beautiful and ugly. Essentially a concept album depicting disillusionment with religion and subsequent descent into darkness, the album is a harrowing experience of not quite Drone, not quite Noise, and not quite Doom Metal, but a true amalgamation of the three. Dynamically mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, O.L.D., Khlyst) with almost every square millimetre covered by mesmerizing hand-drawn illustrations by Justin Bartlett. Ltd x 1000 copies in a gatefold hardback outsize sleeve.
DETRITIVORE – ‘Pakt’ LP (Lyderhorn Records) – £18 / £22 / £26
LP version of the above release. Ltd x 500 copies on avocado green vinyl in a stunning heavyweight gatefold sleeve.

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DOROGA – ‘Doroga’ CD (Umpio / Ikuisuus / Nekrorekords) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Debut CD by a new Finnish duo. Slow ritual gongs, metallic percussion, loops and free clarinet / sax meditations, etc. Slow and intense… A study in evolving emptiness and truly a hypnotic trip. Three lengthy tracks and 39mins of music. Comes in a 7″ size sleeve with 3 artcards.
EDWARD KA-SPEL – ‘Trapped In Amber’ LP (Plinkity Plonk / Korm Plastics) – £15 / £18 / £21
Released on LP only! Does Edward Ka-spel need any introduction? Frontman of The Legendary Pink Dots, solo artist, member of Tear Garden and a fine man for fine music. A fine successor to 2008’s “The Painted River of Regrets”, “Trapped In Amber” is two lengthy pieces of melancholic, ambient based music and it entirely instrumental. Cover design by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek). Ltd x 350 copies.

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GARETH DAVIS & STEVEN R. SMITH – ‘Bow Low Bright Glow’ LP (Altvinyl) – £15 / £18 / £21
Clarinettist Gareth Davis and guitarist Steven R Smith (Hala Strana, Mirza, Thuja). The at-first-glance bizarre pairing of these two instruments might conjure up images of anchorless skronk and scratch, however “The Line Across” is anything but. With each side of the vinyl containing just the one ambitious piece, this duo creates seas of organic drone that live and breathe. Wisps of smoke, tones of exotica and melancholy… the sound of flickering reflections in canal tunnels, something beyond drone and soundscaping… raw guitar sequences… textures from foreboding trails of drones… layered stately string sounds and the chiaroscuro of feedback and waves of black moving across the vinyl. Ltd x 500 copies on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a stunning textured heavyweight sleeve.

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MUSLIMGAUZE – ‘Lazhareem Ul Leper’ CD (Staalplaat) – £14 / £15 / £16
The music on “Lazhareem Ul Leper” ranges from percussion instruments to atypical electronics and the skillful de-construction of ethno-traditional music. Stylistically Lazhareem straddles the line between ethno-electro releases like Silknoose for its pervasive use of Indo-Pak music melded with Persian and Mid-East; along with more Industrial releases like Izlamaphobia and Blue Mosque for its occasionally tight, near-mechanical loops. Since 1995, the masters for Lazhareem Ul Leper languished in Staalplaat’s vaults when it should have been put out for immediate appreciation by fans. This work of art is now available on CD, and not a moment too soon! Ltd x 700 copies in a digipak.

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NEKRASOV / HUMILIATION – ‘Split’ CD (New Scream Industry) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Nekrasov, out of the Sherbrooke Forest in Australia, brings us more excellent ambient / black / void metal in his inimitable style. Humiliation hail from nowhere and bring forth their ferocious take on harsh noise, ambient and power electronics: ‘We follow a tradition of misanthropy and deliberate self isolation as preservation’ Three tracks from each artist, one being collaborative. Six tracks in total, 54 minutes playing time.

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PRIEST IN SHIT & SMELL & QUIM – ‘Rough Skin’ Picture Disc LP (Little Mafia)
– £15 / £18 / £21
Heavy-duty noise from two long running outfits working in sync for maximum massiveness – Texan Noise terror Richard Ramirez’s Priest I Shit and UK noise duo Smell & Quim. Murky droning and heaving factory noise, heavy abrasive loops and trance-inducing rhythmic drone, flipping over to junk-noise pandemonium, squealing high end distortion, brutal white noise and sheets of rippling feedback drone. Full colour picture disc with artwork from Tony Roberts (Unearthly Trance, Cathedral, Electric Wizard, Yeti, Graves At Sea). Ltd x 500 copies.

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SECOND FAMILY BAND – ‘Good Blood’ LP (Altvinyl) – £14 / £17 / £20
Second Family Band is a musical collective from Madison, Wisconsin, which rose from the ashes of legendary free-folk outfit Davenport. ‘Good Blood’ is an absolutely necessary slice of bold psychedelic absurdism from a tribe of musician-magicians operating at the very peak of their dark powers. A beautiful and essential document of this seminal US band. ‘Good Blood’ is a a towering piece of psych-prog-folk ritualism. File next to Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Circle, Wooden Shjips. Ltd x 300 copies in a deluxe hand-screened sleeve.

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SOUFFERANCE, VISION – ‘Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The Mind’ CD
(Valse Sinistre) – £11 / £12 / £13
Soufferance, Vision is the fantastic and visionary debut album from a young Quebecois artist, named Peine (also known from the shoegaze / ambient entity Vision Éternel). Avant-garde and dark ambient, experimental soundscapes and psycho-acoustic passages into one concept album. A travel into the human mind, a travel into the subconscious, a travel into the world beyond our senses. Visually presented in a special A5 sized deluxe digipak with booklet and breathtaking artwork by Twilight13Media. A must for fans of Desiderii Marginis, Beyond Sensory Experience, Northaunt.
THE FAMILY ELAN – ‘Bow Low Bright Glow’ CD (Altvinyl) – £11 / £12 / £13
“Bow Low Bright Glow” is a communal excavation and re-presentation of buried European folk and sufi-hearted music than any form of experiment. Family Elan are alone in their field. Here, Chris Hladowski has put together a collection of original numbers, visions created from lost / found tapes and traditional pieces that are a fitting companion to Family Elan’s “Stare of Dawn” debut. Alongside Hladowski’s voice, there’s the vocal input of Nalle’s Hanna Tuulikki – a voice as easily capable of gentle Qawwali as it is folk song. This is a record of heavy treble intricacy, Hladowski’s saz and bouzouki playing encompassing drones, folk, dervish progressive work and a woozy shimmer over and through the entwining melodies. Family Elan are more than just a project or a band, Hladowski has endowed the music here with a such a unique voice that shaky shorthand comparisons would be pointless and a short sell. Music that hints at the devotional rarely feels as inclusive, as communal and as enjoyable as this. Gatefold digisleeve.
THE FAMILY ELAN – ‘Bow Low Bright Glow’ LP (Altvinyl) – £15 / £18 / £21
LP version of the above release. Ltd x 500 copies on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a stunning textured heavyweight sleeve.

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THE PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL COMMISSION – ‘Patient Zero’ CD (Acrobiotic Records)
– £11 / £12 / £13
This album is an attempt to psychologically portray the mind of a Patient Zero, wandering through their urban surroundings infected with the solar downturn at the Summer Solstice and tracking the advancement of symptoms as the sun goes from the height of its earthly power to its astronomical nadir. Feelings of old are transformed as the autumn progresses, infecting others and feeding back into the shared experience, changing perceptions and projecting a new reality as signifiers take on different and separate meanings. Written throughout the six month period at times of lunar or solar significance and in multiple locations across the UK, each song portrays a thought, experience or mood of the time and place of its conception. A true and faithful relation of the Sun’s dark passenger. “Fans of Coil and Nurse with Wound may stumble upon a familiar brilliance here…” (Zero Tolerance). Slimline DVD case with insert.

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TORTURING NURSE – ‘Il Comunismo Doveva Morire’ CD (Mind Flare Media)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Absolutely devastating, this album is one single track running almost an hour and fourteen minutes long.  The prolific Harsh Chinese Noise band suddenly breaks in from nowhere and immediately begins an assault on your ears, suddenly switching and transitioning to a variety of different power electronics landscapes.  The artwork sums it up well, a symbolic representation of a dead political system.  The back features similar art taken from famous propaganda and manipulated, ending with more political imagery inside and a CD that rests upon a pile of skulls.  Without a doubt the harshest thing these guys have ever done.  This stuff is powerful and not for the faint of hearing.

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VIPCANCRO – ‘Tropico’ CD (Lisca Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
VipCancro is a Milanese quartet lead by Andrea Borghi. “VipCancro cultivate a carefully dark ambience throughout “Tropico”, their third release. The quartet revolves around a buzzing core of electronics to create six moody pieces that hum with the fascination of machines and the ability to produce acoustic and electronic sounds that mimic them… a dense cauldron of sound, mixing digital and tape drones – possibly looped or preprocessed sounds – with subtle, tasteful percussion and electroacoustic touches to round out the very electronic-sounding pieces” (Foxy Digitalis). Typographic print on special textured paper in jewelcase.

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VITER – ‘Dzherelo’ MCD (Casus Belli Musica) – £6 / £7 / £8
Viter was formed in Ukraine in 2010, although the band members have come from other groups (Dragobrath, Capitollium, Ruina, Kroda, Apostate, Leadhaze, Ambivalence). Their music is inspired by the greatness of the Carpathian Mountains… it is their voice reflected in every note, in every sound. The songs of Viter are saturated with the fragrance of highland grasses, mountain spring water, winds bearing forest coldness. Soil and Air, Fire and Water have merged together on this debut mini-album. Listen to the song of the elements, hark to their voice, feel the power of the spring-well! Over 20 minutes of Pagan Folk-Rock / Black Metal. Beautifully produced etched CD.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Bacterium’ CD (Adeptsound) – £16 / £17/ £18
12 experimental / industrial / noise / ambient tracks based on the most abundant lifeforms on earth. Featuring: Cheapmachines, Column One, D.D.A.A., Dieter Müh, Josef Nader, Maison Close, Mnem, N.Strahl.N., Praying For Oblivion, Schuster, Sevan_Oh and The Psychogeographical Commission. Ltd x 300 copies in a digipak with hand-numbered postcard.

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A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR – ‘Monuments’ CD (Vrihaspati / Steinklang)
– £11 / £12 / £13

Reissue of the 2004 LP, completely remastered with all new artwork. This edition includes songs from the limited 150 bonus 7″ and 3 unreleased songs. Brilliant “Martial Pop” songs followed by strong and heroic Neoclassical tracks. Sometimes very folky, sometimes dark hypnotic and ritual. Many tracks are presented here for the first time with vocals and also included is one lovely Folk Ballad and a dark, rural storm-song featuring STURMPERCHT. A great mixture of the best ACOH styles, fresh and intense and a real milestone in Martial-Neoclassical-Folk!

A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR – ‘Trilogy’ 2 x CD (Vrihaspati / Steinklang)
– £15 / £16 / £17

The “Trilogy Of Human Madness” was released as three 10″ EPs on the French label Divine Comedy – “Angelic Torment” (2002), “Nacht Fiel Über Gotenhafen” (2003) and “Oradour Sur Glane” (2004). 5 years after the first release, these three EPs are now digitally remastered and presented on CD for the first time (disc 1). An excellent mix of Martial Industrial, Neo-Symphonics, acoustic and experimental music. The second disc contains the Steinklang 7″ EP “Am ende des Tages…” (2003) as well as 5 unreleased tracks and 4 exclusive remixes by Antracot, Levoi Pravoi, Atrox and Hypnoskull. Ltd x 500 copies only – act fast!

FALKENSTEIN – ‘Urdarbrunnen’ CD (Heimatfolk) – £11 / £12 / £13

Falkenstein’s self produced debut-album “Heiliger Wald” gained a lot of praise in Folk music press. Their 2nd album “Urdarbrunnen” is now released by the Steinklang Neofolk sub-label Heimatfolk. “Urdarbrunnen” is again a perfecly played, strong and dreamingly beautiful album with a rich, varied instrumentation, even more dense and powerful than the debut album. The musical range lasts from acoustic ballads over Martial Folk songs to dark fairie tales about mysticism, paganism and natural rites in the Alpine regions. If Falkenstein were around 40 years earlier, they would stand in line with bands like early Steeleye Span, Magna Carta and Pentangle. Digipak with 16-page booklet.

O QUAM TRISTIS – ‘Le Rituel Sacré’ CD (Palace Of Worms)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

A modern interpretation of medieval and ancient folk music, filled with heavenly female vocals and male choirs, as well as a wide range of instrumentation (flutes, bagpipes, tribal drums, dulcimer, and so on). After the great success of their first album, here comes the second album by this outstanding medieval act. “Le Rituel Sacre” (the sacred ritual) is another modern interpretation of medieval and ancient folk music. Their medieval folk will certainly appeal to fans of Dead Can Dance, The Soil Bleeds Black, Ataraxia and similar acts. The heavenly vocals female singers Anna and Katarina combined with selected male chants in Latin will certainly evoke you. The music offers a wide range of variations, from purest folk to sometimes more electronic interferences, tribal drums, bagpipes, flutes, dulcimer and various other natural instruments. Comes with a beautiful 12 page booklet with texts and great funeral artwork made by Curt Emmer.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Defend The Palace: Worms A.D. MCLXXXIV’ CD
(Palace Of Worms) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

A compilation about the Inquisition and a time when Europe entered is darkest period in its short History, The Middle Ages. A time when chaos and madness ruled supreme. 22 tracks of Neoclassical, Ethereal, Neoolk and Dark Ambient from: 4th Sign Of The Apocalypse, Belborn, Chthonic Force, Dawn Of Reflection, Dream Into Dust (Bryin Dall, Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis and Bruce LaFountain of Sword Volcano Complex), Furvus, Gae Bolg And The Church Of Fand, Hexentanz, Loretta’s Doll, Mysterian, O Quam Tristis, Pimentola, Regard Extreme, Sieben, Sir Logla And The Black Knights, Socrates Mounded, Sophia, Summer Ends, The Blue Hour, The Machine In The Garden, Unto Ashes and Von Thronstahl.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Japanoise’ CD (Little Mafia) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

A rundown from some of Japan’s best-known purveyors of unforgiving, harsh audio experimentation, with exclusive tracks from: C.C.C.C., Government Alpha, Incapacitants, K2, KK Null, Masonna, Melt Banana, Mo-Te, MSBR and Pain Jerk. Utterly essential for fans of Japanese Noise / Experimental Music and an essential introduction for the uninitiated! Ltd x 1000 copies.

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