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Welcome to our weekly round-up of forthcoming releases. It’s a quick one this week, as we’re off to the Whitby Goth Weekend tomorrow.

“Als Wären Wir für Immer” (‘As if we were forever’) is the first DIE KRUPPS (mini) album to feature exclusively new material since 1997! Once again the band break new ground, without denying their roots or moving away from their own unique sound. Dance floor killers meet groove monsters, moving through the room like a steamroller. Catchy melodies, massive hooks and lyrics with a message are DIE KRUPPS’ trademarks, and this album proves it again: body and mind are in perfect synchronicity!

EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN announce the release of “Strategies Against Architecture IV”, following a European tour celebrating the band’s 30th Annniversary. This release is the fourth album in the archival compilation series and collates the band’s output from 2002 to 2010. The double disc release includes material from the band’s deeply symbolic appearance at Berlin’s Palast der Republik, live recordings and material from the “Musterhaus” series (a collection of very limited edition experimental albums that were available exclusively via the band’s website).

Hidden inside a gorgeously designed black and red cover lies a book with stories, told by the master of creepy bedtime narrations: AH CAMA-SOTZ. “Blood Will Tell” is a narrative, covering the orient, the middle east, the unknown and the unspoken. Eleven tracks ranging from dark ambient soundscapes to pounding dancefloor fillers. And still the master succeeds in covering all the styles in between without breaking the continuous drive he is so famous for!

Comparing WYNARDTAGE’s latest work “A Flicker of Hope” with their two preceding albums, you quickly get the impression the band has been following a concept concerning both music and lyrics – the life of mastermind Kai A. With this album WYNARDTAGE impressively say goodbye to the black stage (boo!!). The fifteen songs included prove once again why they belong at the spearhead of the dark electro scene.

Finally, an all-new full-length album by ISZOLOSCOPE. “The Edge of Certainty” is proof that the waiting has been worthwhile. Nine powerful tracks ranging from icy crystal-clear technoid industrial to merciless rhythmic distortion, from breakbeats to breakcore, from dark ambient to complex electronica. And not content with one CD, “Beyond Within” was released for their US tour in August. This thirteen-track EP features all-new tracks and as yet unreleased works, plus additional remixes by AH CAMA-SOTZ, IVARDENSPHERE, DEMANUFACTURER, ESA and others.

For their fifth album, CELLULOIDE locked themselves in their Synthélabo and tried to nail the formula of electronic pop ‘à la Française’. “Hexagonal” is a further exploration of the group’s pop and EBM influences with an analogue flavour for a very personal and unique combination of electronic music. “Hexagonal” will be released in a special limited edition, complete with the exclusive “c8b EP” as a bonus disc.

Other news this week includes the long-awaited return of PINK TURNS BLUE with “Storm”, which reached position two in the DAC; French industrial rockers DEXY CORP_ surprise with their new album “Uchronopolis”, a straight diesel-punk concept album; and UNIT 187 return with “Out for Blood”, featuring the band’s trademark synth riffs, movie samples and driving guitars blazing full-tilt.

The masterminds of SABOTAGE Q.C.Q.C. are now touring the world with their new band NUDE, who performed an exclusive new live version of SABOTAGE’s massive track from 1995 “Souvenir”. BLACK RAIN are releasing an exclusive “Souvenir” 7″ edition, which is strictly limited to 500 copies.

San Francisco’s VEIL VEIL VANISH are a promising new act on DEPENDENT, debuting with “Change in the Neon Light”; whilst some band called NORDARR are apparetly for EBM/electro fans and you need to get hold of “Neues von Gestern”.

VERSUS bring us more electropop/EBM from Germany with “Different Twilight Places” and Polish electronic master CH DISTRICT returns with “Conclusion”.

And finally, “Krieg im Kopf” is the ultimate German rock collection, featuring some of the best names in the Neue Deutsche Härte genre – from the newer bands like OSTFRONT and STAHLMANN through to the German chart-topping bands EISBRECHER, IN EXTREMO and SCHWEISSER.

Merchandise

Lots from ANT-ZEN this week with new Family Crest hoodies and T-shirts, and Three Samuri & Ants jackets and T-shirts, plus a coffee (or tea) mug.

There’s also a new Between the Spheres… T-shirt from ISZOLOSCOPE and an EBM Patch from BLACK RAIN.


Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!

NEW RELEASESDie Krupps Als Wären Wir für Immer Review
Original billed as the “Beyond” single, the new release by DIE KRUPPS has now evolved into a mini album and as such is the first DIE KRUPPS (mini) album to feature exclusively new material since 1997!

Once again, we find DIE KRUPPS breaking new ground, without denying their roots or moving away from their own unique sound. This album is 100% DIE KRUPPS… DIE KRUPPS 2010! Dance floor killers meet groove monsters, moving through the room like a steamroller. Catchy melodies, massive hooks and lyrics with a message are DIE KRUPPS’ trademarks, and this album proves it again: body and mind are in perfect synchronicity!

A great set of remixes completes the picture and shows the broad spectrum of DIE KRUPPS’ music – at the same time proving that remixes can very well have a purpose… the UNHEILIG remix for example was a result of a show the two bands played together three years ago, when UNHEILIG were not yet the headlining band they are today. Out of pure sympathy, both bands agreed to remix each other’s music. The DIE KRUPPS remix was the first to be released, but because the band is only now releasing new material, the UNHEILIG remix of “Beyond” has not seen the light of day till now. Fortunately, the track hasn’t aged a bit and sounds as fresh and exciting as it did when it was originally conceived.

Additionally, “Dr Mabuse”, an absolute 80s classic by Ralf Dörper’s former band PROPAGANDA, which has been in DIE KRUPPS’ live repertoire since the early 90s and has been played even more frequently again in recent years, has also found its way onto this album. It was decided that it was finally time to release a studio recording of DIE KRUPPS’ frenetic version of this cult track.

After “Too Much History” we now have “Als Wären Wir für Immer” (‘As if we were forever’)… it seems like there is no end in sight for DIE KRUPPS! The motto is as always: VOLLE KRAFT VORAUS! (‘Full steam ahead!’)


Format
MCD


Tracklisting
01. Beyond
02. The Chameleon Man
03. Die Macht
04. Dr Mabuse
05. Als Wären Wir für Immer
06. Beyond (UNHEILIG Remix)
07. The Chameleon Man (VIGILANTE Remix)
08. Dr Mabuse (MEMPHIS Remix)


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
19th Nov 2010

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Einstuerzende Neubauten Strategies Against Architecture IV: 2002 – 2010 Review
EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN – Blixa Bargeld, N.U. Unruh, Alexander Hacke, Rudolf Moser and Jochen Arbeit – announce the release of “Strategies Against Architecture IV”, following two UK dates in London, part of a European tour celebrating the band’s 30th Annniversary.

This release is the fourth album in the archival compilation series by NEUBAUTEN and collates the band’s output from 2002 to 2010, a period which saw them embark on the “Musterhaus” series (finalised in 2007), as well as the releases “Perpetuum Mobile” (2004), “Grundstück” (2005), “Palast der Republik” (2006), “Alles Wieder Offen” (2007) and their most recent album “The Jewels” (2008). During this time, the band began their groundbreaking series of ‘Supporter Albums’. For these releases, the band, via www.neubauten.org, engaged fans in a subscription model that entirely financed several releases and gave the ‘supporters’ unprecedented exclusive access to the recording process.

The “Strategies Against Architecture IV” double disc release includes material from the band’s deeply symbolic appearance at Berlin’s Palast der Republik – the former of seat of power of the German Democratic Republik, featuring The Social Choir of 100 supporter voices. It also includes live recordings such as “YouMe & MeYou” (from Vienna), “Bertolt Brecht und der Weltempfänger” (featuring ‘a roll of gaffer tape descending a staircase’), and material from the “Musterhaus” series (a collection of very limited edition experimental albums that were available exclusively via the band’s website).


Format
2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Perpetuum Mobile (Single Version)
02. Selbstportrait mit Kater (Full Version)
03. Ein Leichtes Leises Säuseln
04. Youme & Meyou
05. Dead Friends (Around the Corner)
06. Insomnia
07. Party in Meck-Pomm
08. X
09. Floorpiece/Grundstück
10. Good Morning Everybody
11. Waiting for the Call
12. Wo Sind Meine Schuhe?
13. GS1 & GS2
14. Palast der Republik

Disc 2:-
01. Sendezeichen Phase 3
02. Tagelang Weiss
03. Wenn Dann
04. Jeder Satz mit Ihr Hallt Nach
05. Susej
06. Magyar Energia
07. Birth Lunch Death
08. Weil Weil Weil (Freie Radikale in der Warteschleife)
09. Unvollständigkeit
10. Let’s Do It A Dada
11. Bertolt Brecht und der Weltempfänger
12. Musterhaus – Ausstellung (I Anarchitektur, II Et Cetera, III Weingeister & IV Tohu Wa Bohu)


Record Label
Mute


Release Date
8th Nov 2010

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Ah Cama-Sotz Blood Will Tell Review
Hidden inside a gorgeously designed black and red cover lies a book with stories, told by the master of creepy bedtime narrations: AH CAMA-SOTZ. Like other AH CAMA-SOTZ albums “Blood Will Tell” is a narrative, covering the orient, the middle east, the unknown and the unspoken. Eleven tracks ranging from dark ambient soundscapes to pounding dancefloor fillers. And still the master succeeds in covering all the styles inbetween without breaking the continuous drive he is so famous for!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Tracklisting unavailable


Record Label
Bats & Cats


Release Date
16th Nov 2010

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Wynardtage A Flicker of Hope Review
Comparing WYNARDTAGE’s latest work “A Flicker of Hope” with their two preceding albums “The Grey Line” and “Walk with the Shadows”, you quickly get the impression the band has been following a concept concerning both music and lyrics. The same central theme can be found in all three releases, reaching its impressive climax on “A Flicker of Hope”: this CD obviously is a logical consequence of the two predecessors.

The underlying concept is the life of WYNARDTAGE – the life of mastermind Kai A. With “Walk with the Shadows” in 2009, he had actually intended to close the WYNARDTAGE chapter of his life. However, he soon realized that this album was just an intermediate phase of the band’s creative output and could never represent the end of an eight-year history. Thus “A Flicker of Hope” began to take shape. With this album at last WYNARDTAGE impressively say goodbye to the black stage. The fifteen songs included prove once again why they belong at the spearhead of the dark electro scene. Catchy tunes, emotional songwriting and WYNARDTAGE’s distinctive style push to the fore. As well as tracks suitable for clubs like “Deep Red”, “Solitude”, and “A Flicker of Hope”, song like “White Frost” and “Blindfold” verify the knack the guys have for ‘dark’ pop. On top of that, with “Closer”, WYNARDTAGE deliver the ultimate farewell song; an extremely sad ballad fitting into the concept even more than anything else. The spirit of the entire album is summarized by the title of the final track “Who Wants to Live Forever” (a cover of the cult hit by QUEEN known from the movie “Highlander”).

A chapter is closed – may the future begin. There is always a flicker of hope.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Taste This Rush
02. A Flicker of Hope
03. White Frost
04. The Fall (featuring UNTER NULL)
05. Slow the Tide
06. Hurricane Age
07. Alive
08. Solitude
09. Deep Red (featuring DAMIAN DIOR)
10. Blindfold (featuring MEL)
11. Closer
12. We Can Carry a Lot
13. The Next Chapter (featuring ALIEN PRODUKT)
14. Departure
15. Who Wants to Live Forever (featuring CARO)


Record Label
E-Noxe


Release Date
26th Nov 2010

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Iszoloscope The Edge of Certainty Review
FINALLY an all-new full-length album by ISZOLOSCOPE, recorded between 2007 and 2010. “The Edge of Certainty” is proof that the waiting has been worthwhile. Nine powerful tracks ranging from icy crystal-clear technoid industrial to merciless rhythmic distortion, from breakbeats to breakcore, from dark ambient to complex electronica – go find out what lies beyond the edge of certainty!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. First Transcendental Component (featuring NORAD)
02. Flatline Receiver
03. The Edge of Certainty
04. Second Transcendental Component
05. In the Face of Descent
06. When All You See Is Light
07. L’Imaginaire de la Fin
08. Inseparable from the Void
09. Third Transcendental Component


Record Label
Ant-Zen


Release Date
3rd Nov 2010

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Iszoloscope Beyond Within Review
Released for their US tour in August, this thirteen-track EP (which is actually LONGER than the new album of only nine tracks!) features all-new tracks and as yet unreleased works, plus additional remixes by MISST, AH CAMA-SOTZ, IVARDENSPHERE, DEMANUFACTURER, NORAD, MANGADRIVE, ESA and XENOCODE. Distorted technoid industrial dance tracks, heavy rhythmic noise, breakcore and dark ambient soundscapes enriched with tribalistic percussion and a disturbing piano result in a well-wrapped package of contemporary electronics to move mind and body.


Format
MCD


Tracklisting
01. The Unsettled
02. Dumachus Junction featuring ALICEFFEKT
03. In the Other Mind of Us
04. To Exhibit Chaotic Behavior (Live Cut)
05. Etched into My Very Core
06. Heard Voices (Acoustic Piano Version by MISST)
07. Raudivian Device (AH CAMA-SOTZ Remix)
08. The Sum of Us All (IVARDENSPHERE Remix)
09. -28c and Falling (Frozen Space Remix by DEMANUFACTURER)
10. The Path of Yotalitarianism (Rehabilitated by NORAD)
11. Raudivian Device (MANGADRIVE Remix)
12. The Sum of Us All (Collective Negative Equation Remix by ESA)
13. Heard Voices (XENOCODE Remix)


Record Label
Ant-Zen


Release Date
3rd Nov 2010

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Celluloide Hexagonal Review
Just in case you ever had a doubt: machines DO have a heart… an eight-bit heart!

For their fifth album, CELLULOIDE locked themselves in their Synthélabo and tried to nail the formula of electronic pop ‘à la Française’. “Hexagonal” is a further exploration of the group’s pop and EBM influences with an analogue flavour for a very personal and unique combination of electronic music.

Both the regular and the limited editions of this release come packaged inside a very special fold-out packaging (see below)!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Imprévisible
02. A Contre Temps
03. Le Goût du Poison
04. Les 4 Coins de l’Hexagone
05. Sans Conditions
06. Et Si…
07. Pilote Automatique
08. Coeur 8-Bit
09. Faire du Bruit
10. Nucléosynthèse
11. Un Conte de Fée


Record Label
Boredom Productions


Release Date
5th Nov 2010

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Celluloide Hexagonal + c8b EP Review
Just as for the projects’ previous album “Passion & Excitements”, “Hexagonal” will be released in a special limited edition, complete with the exclusive “c8b EP” as a bonus disc: a five-track mini album on a semi-transparent CD. The five tracks are composed of two remixes of tracks from the album plus three exclusive songs recorded during the “Hexagonal” sessions.


Format
Limited 2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “Hexagonal”:-
01. Imprévisible
02. A Contre Temps
03. Le Goût du Poison
04. Les 4 Coins de l’Hexagone
05. Sans Conditions
06. Et Si…
07. Pilote Automatique
08. Coeur 8-Bit
09. Faire du Bruit
10. Nucléosynthèse
11. Un Conte de Fée

Disc 2 “c8b EP”:-
01. Imprévisible (Éventuel Mix)
02. Autodestruction
03. L’Instinct de Survie
04. Téléguidée
05. Coeur 8-bit (Pixel Mix)


Record Label
Boredom Productions


Release Date
11th Nov 2010

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Pink Turns Blue Storm Review
Things that take such a long time need to be good, or at least that is the opinion of the band PINK TURNS BLUE. So they have decided to put ten great songs onto a CD called “Storm” and to make it available to the public via Strobelight Records.

After having entered the official German Alternative Charts (DAC) at number five, PINK TURNS BLUE then rose to position two, surrounded almost exclusively by electronic acts such as DEINE LAKAIEN and COMBICHRIST and leaving strong players such as EVILS TOY, UNDERWORLD or LEAETHERSTRIP behind. So it seems that their philosophy has paid off!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Fairy Said
02. Storm Rider
03. Run from Me
04. Angels Grow Wings
05. Barcelona
06. To the Core
07. Stars Collide
08. Ah Love
09. Kiss of Death
10. True Moment


Record Label
Strobelight


Release Date
10th Sep 2010

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Dexy Corp_ Uchronopolis Review
The French industrial rockers DEXY CORP_ surprise with their new album “Uchronopolis”, a straight diesel-punk concept album. Taking its inspiration from books and movies such as “1984”, “V for Vendetta”, “Dark City” and “Brazil”, “Uchronopolis” leads us through the streets of a mystical city where different factions are struggling for control while a strange humanoid creature is at war to find the secret of its humanity. Puppeteering its characters in the city just as in Voltaire’s “Candide”, DEXY CORP_ are attacking the codes and thought processes of totalitarian societies in order to question the place of the individual in our post-modern global society.

The Story: “In the gigantic State City of Uchronopolis, Ysokras Salocin and the Nova Corp rule the thirteen districts of pipes and steam with a fist of steel. An anti-governmental group of activists called the Black Flash, and their mysterious leader Nero, are the only ones to rise against the dictatorship, ignoring the curfews and restrictions imposed on entertainment and freedom of speech. Feeling the wind turning a few decades ago, a brilliant philosopher and achieved scientist submitted a solution to the social struggles based on his research in the cybernetic field. He then was considered a dangerous man and vanished in the desert where he built a massive bunker lab.”

Throughout this original story, the band keeps on hammering their very own blend of cyberpunk metal, but now combine this sound with diesel-punk ambiant works. Darker than the previous one, this album will take you into a roleplaying game and push you to take a major decision just as Key will have to do: support the Nova Corp, the powerful entity from Uchronopolis driven by Ysokras Salocin or join Tyler in the clandestine resistance with the Black Flash and Nero, their mysterious leader?!

DEXY CORP_ already warned us once about our future, now it is time for you to choose a side!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Welcome to Uchronopolis
02. Black Flash
03. Tainted Cortex
04. Revenge
05. Totalitarize Me
06. The Great Parade for Monkeys
07. Birth
08. Ex-Utero
09. Exodus
10. Exile
11. Day of the Hatred
12. Lockdown
13. No Tears
14. Nero’s Dream
15. Hyber-Nation
16. Uchronopolis


Record Label
Black Rain


Release Date
12th Nov 2010

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Unit 187 Out for Blood Review
Founded in 1994 by John Morgan and Tod Law, UNIT:187 spent less than a year in their Vancouver studio while playing live at local clubs before landing their first record deal with San Francisco’s seminal 21st Circuitry Records. A solid debut album followed up by several US tours earned the band a respectable fan-base throughout Canada and the US. Their sophomore album, 1998’s “Loaded”, featured new band members Jed Simon (guitar) and Byron Stroud (bass) of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and drummer Jay Hagen, and was produced by Devin Townsend. The album yielded some instant industrial classics, such as the title track “Loaded” and “Stillborn” which was remixed for the album by FRONTLINE ASSEMBLY’s Rhys Fulber. 2003 saw the band release their third studio album “Capital Punishment”. Staying with the same line-up, but adding the additional talents of FLA’s Chris Peterson on several tracks, this album doesn’t disappoint, full of Unit’s trademark synth riffs, movie samples, and driving guitars blazing full-tilt.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Sick Obsession
02. Rolling Vengeance
03. Threatened
04. Living to die
05. Guilty Pleasures
06. DDD
07. Lethal Injection
08. Kurva
09. The Wait
10. Sofadermatosis


Record Label
Vendetta Music


Release Date
5th Nov 2010

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Nude/Sabotage Souvenir Review
Back in 1995, nobody was able to escape SABOTAGE Q.C.Q.C.’s ingenious song “Souvenir” – every club had this song on its heavy rotation list. Unfortunately, fifteen years later, the band doesn’t exist anymore. But the masterminds of SABOTAGE Q.C.Q.C., Marc W. and Isabelle Geh, are now touring the world with their new band NUDE. With a unique sound, made of drum’n’bass and big beats, plus electro and EBM elements, it is hard to press this band into any category.

At the 15th Elektrisch Festival in Zwickau, NUDE performed an exclusive new live version of SABOTAGE’s massive track. To honor this event, Black Rain are releasing an exclusive “Souvenir” 7″ edition (containing both versions of the classic), which is strictly limited to 500 copies.


Format
Limited 7″ Vinyl


Tracklisting
01. NUDE – Souvenir
02. SABOTAGE – Souvenir


Record Label
Black Rain


Release Date
8th Oct 2010

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Veil Veil Vanish Change in the Neon Light Review
Finding new musical talent in the Internet age hasn’t exactly gotten easier. Although social networking sites give us the opportunity to discover an unbelievable number of new bands, they also increase the number of new artists that we ‘absolutely must hear’, only to find them to be average or worse. So it’s great to find a new band whose exceptional talent is obvious right from the start, and San Francisco’s VEIL VEIL VANISH are just such a band. By the second track on their debut album “Change in the Neon Light”, it is clear that this is no fly-by-night, one-hit wonder, but a capable and devoted band that just need the right attention to break through.

“Change in the Neon Light” features an attractive Hollywood diva on the cover, bathed in stagelight. Is she a person, or a product? Real, or just an avatar? Authentic, or just a good actress? Does she lead the charmed life of the successful entertainer, or does her performance conceal a hidden sadness? Many of these same roles and identities are reflected in the problems of young new bands as they take the first steps to define the relationship between their music and their identity. VEIL VEIL VANISH seem to have discovered a formula for striking the perfect balance between these competing demands, for there seems to be no other explanation for the fantastic quality of their debut. The San Francisco five-piece of Keven Tocon (Guitar, Vox), Amy Rosenoff (Bass), Cameron Ray (Guitar), Robert Marzio (Drums) and Justin Anastasi (Keyboards) move between songwriting styles with a certain ease that never seems flat; Kevin Tocon’s voice displays hints of Robert Smith or Paul Bank but inhabits a unique space of its own. Somehow, the album manages to move between the poles of melancholy, energy, and accessability, forming a synergy which is perhaps what truly defines the soon-to-be classic nature of “Change in the Neon Light”.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Change in the Neon Light
02. Anthem for a Doomed Youth
03. Exile City
04. Modern Lust
05. Pharmaceutical Party Platform
06. Secondhand Daylight
07. This Is Violet
08. Detachment
09. Wilderness
10. What Will You Say Tonight
11. Into a New Mausoleum


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
5th Nov 2010

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NordarR Neues von Gestern Review
Hey you! Yeah, you! Are you a metalhead? Then skip the new NORDARR CD – this is not your shit! You’re a hip hopper? Avoid the new NORDARR CD – you’re not gonna dig it bro! Are you a medieval freak? Pass on the new NORDARR CD, no bagpipes here! Are you a hippie? Don’t bother with the new NORDARR CD, you can’t smoke it! Are you a cyber goth? Please don’t buy the new NORDARR CD, it doesn’t glow and you can’t hang it around your stupid neck! You like to listen to hellelectro? Don’t pick up the new NORDARR CD, it’s not mainstream enough for you! You like futurepop? Fuck off, run to mummy, dream about Ronan and jerk off!

You like to listen to EBM or you are an electrohead? Then get it! Order the new NORDARR CD on the Internet, download it illegally, steal it, move heaven and earth, do some crazy shit – just get the fucking new NORDARR CD, put it in your player, and check out something new from yesterday! By the way, this shit is coming on the EBM label Electric Tremor. Got that?


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Wrong Turn
02. Ein Sturm
03. Craving
04. Neues von Gestern
05. Alarm!
06. Untergang (Koop Modus)
07. Menschenjagd
08. Amok
09. Das Kollektiv
10. Du
11. Halb Taub
12. Pay for Play
13. Freunde
14. Exkommuniziert (LEAETHER STRIP Remix)


Record Label
Electric Tremor Dessau


Release Date
5th Jul 2010

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Versus Different Twilight Places Review
VERSUS are a musically most diverse band from Monestirea (close to Dresden in Germany) although unmistakeably rooted in electro/EBM. Nevertheless, VERSUS ignore any kind of pigeonholes and thus produce their very own and at the same time quite varied sound – a sound that was already very convincing back in 2004, when the band reached position three in Sonic Seducer’s ‘Battle of the Bands’. Since then, the band have done remixes for the likes of DAYS OF FATE, HEAVY CURRENT and UNIVERSAL POPLAB, and have contributed to various compilations, but there has been no album… until now. “Different Twilight Places” has finally arrived, and is a well-balanced, conceptual fifteen-track electropop EBM album that smoothly combines many different facets of electronic music and takes the listener on a very special journey.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Prologue
02. Monestirea
03. A Matter of…
04. A Lonesome Girls Night
05. We Are cloned
06. Frequency
07. Beautiful Like You
08. I Never…
09. Drifting Away
10. Definition:Lost
11. I Want 2B U
12. Shapes of Joy
13. Boundless
14. Re:Start
15. Travelling Home
16. AG Akrobatik


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
8th Oct 2010

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CH District Conclusion Review
Miroslaw Matyasik started his artistic activity in 1996, the main focus of which was the one-man project CH DISTRICT, connecting industrial music tradition with contemporary ‘intelligent electronic’ production. His debut on M-Tronic was a great success in Poland, but even more so abroad – especially in France and America. As a result the artist was invited to take contribute to compilations in the USA and Canada, as well as to perform everywhere, including at the special ‘Polish Days’, organized in Paris. As a resident of famous polish club “Elektro”, he now plays almost every industrial and electronic festival in Poland.

Five years after the much-acclaimed album “Slides” (now deleted), the electronic master strikes back with a splendid new album, which may well be the last release from this act, as its title reveals. The album keeps the dark electronica touch of previous material, while incorporating new dancefloor and industrial influences, and also vocals as on the hit “Like a Human”.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Con-Trust (Edit)
02. Shrink
03. 0#1
04. Burnout (featuring SYNTZ[XE]RROR)
05. Conclusion
06. Creep
07. Practical Tool
08. Like a Human (featuring TOMTYLOR)
09. 1#2
10. Go Out


Record Label
M-Tronic


Release Date
4th Oct 2010

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Various Artists Krieg im Kopf – Die Kollektion Review
“Krieg im Kopf” is the ultimate German rock collection. With some of the biggest names in Germany, this album brings you rock like never before. From the land of Lederhosen, Steins and BMWs. Here you will find assembled a line-up of the best names in the Neue Deutsche Härte genre – a uniquely German sound. Originating from the fusion of metal, rock and industrial combined with Electronica, this style creates a very hard, powerful and rocking sound with crisp clean and deep German vocals, the most successful Neue Deutsche Härte band obviously being RAMMSTEIN.

Every band on this album has been hand-picked for their raw power and crushing sound. From the newer bands like OSTFRONT and STAHLMANN through to the German chart-topping bands EISBRECHER, IN EXTREMO and SCHWEISSER. “Krieg im Kopf” is hard from start to finish. It will not disappoint anyone expecting to pound their fists to pure hard rock. Be prepared to be blown away. This Oktoberfest… try something Really German…


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. MEGAHERZ – Mann von Welt
02. HANZEL UND GRETYL – Mach Schnell
03. SCHWEISSER – Napalm
04. B.O.S.C.H – Mehr
05. STAHLHAMMER – Krieger Morden Nicht
06. EISBRECHER – Böse Mädchen
07. OSTFRONT – Fleisch
08. IN EXTREMO – Sängerkrieg
09. K.D.A – Allein
10. TREIBHAUS – Aus dem Weg
11. TANZWUT – Nein Nein
12. SUB DUB MICROMACHINE – Grobschlächter
13. STAHLMANN – Hass Mich..Lieb Mich
14. SILBER – Fieberträume


Record Label
Deutschemusik.net


Release Date
5th Oct 2010

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MERCHANDISEAnt-Zen Family Crest T-shirt (L) Description
All new official ANT-ZEN “Family Crest” T-Shirt! Top quality black shirt with front print in special silver and black metallic ink. Available in girlie shirt sizes S, M and L and T-shirt sizes S, M, L and XL.


Style
T-Shirt


Color
Black


Print
Front

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Ant-Zen Family Crest Hoodie (L) Description
This hoodie features the same design as the Ant-Zen family crest T-shirt, but as top quality heavy black hooded sweatshirt. Available in sizes M, L and XL.


Style
Hooded Top


Color
Black


Print
Front

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Ant-Zen Three Samuri & Ants T-shirt (L) Description
Another official new design! Quality black shirt with front print in white and grey ink. Design conceived and drawn by Sagana Bouffard. Available in girlie shirt sizes S, M and L and T-shirt sizes S, M, L and XL.


Style
T-Shirt


Color
Black


Print
Front

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Ant-Zen Three Samuri & Ants Jacket (L) Description
Finally a new jacket from Ant-Zen. With the same design as the t-shirt of the same name, this black hooded jacket has a front print in white and grey ink and grey print on the arm. Available in ‘ladyfit’ sizes S, M and L and as a man’s jacket in sizes M, L and XL.


Style
Hooded Zip Jacket


Color
Black


Print
Front+Sleeve

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Ant-Zen Coffee Mug Description
A new edition for Ant-Zen’s popular: the new design comes on a sleek black ceramic mug, imprinted with a fine matt silver print depicting the Ant-Zen logo and crest.


Style
Mug


Color
Black


Print
Silver

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Iszoloscope Between the Spheres… T-Shirt (L) Description
“Between the Spheres… a Forest of Limbs Is Singing…” is the title of the official ISZOLOSCOPE shirt. Premium quality black shirt with a front print in silver and cold grey. Available as a one-sized girlie shirt or in T-shirt sizes S, M, L and XL.


Style
T-Shirt


Color
Black


Print
Front

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Black Rain EBM Patch Description
Really cool patch, black background with silver embroidery, sized 70 by 30 mm.


Style
Cloth Patch


Color
Black


Print
Silver

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NOW AVAILABLEHeimataerde Unwesen Review
Envisioned by DJ ASh, HEIMATAERDE merge electronic dancefloor beats with soft, often archaically instrumented melodies. The new album “Unwesen” is state of the art harsh EBM/industrial with beats designed to take the underground dancefloors by storm. While musically HEIMATAERDE are much in the vein of legendary dark EBM acts like older WUMPSCUT and SUICIDE COMMANDO, the music does have its own unique identity, and a modern, up-to-date sound. After the highly successful predecessor EPs “Dark Dance” and “Malitia Angelica”, the band now finally return with a massive new chapter in their HEIMATAERDE story!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Unwesen (click to listen)
02. Gotteskrieger (click to listen)
03. Niemals Mehr (click to listen)
04. Gloria et Morte (click to listen)
05. Dark Dance (click to listen)
06. Der Erste (click to listen)
07. Des Spielmanns Lied (click to listen)
08. Stille (click to listen)
09. Maarat an Numan (click to listen)
10. Wie ein Tier (click to listen)
11. Die Buerde (click to listen)
12. Gottgleich (click to listen)
13. Malitia Angelica (click to listen)
14. Psalm 115 (click to listen)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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Heimataerde Unwesen Review
This limited edition digibook (restricted to 2000 units) features a full-length bonus CD and a sumptuous 32-page storybook. It is exclusively available on Infacted (while the regular album is also being released by Metropolis in the US). Disc 1 features the regular album while disc 2 comes as a sort of ‘radio play’, making the HEIMATAERDE story almost visible inside your head! Don’t miss this outstanding release – it is really quite unique. A MUST!


Format
Limited 2CD Digibook


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Unwesen (click to listen)
02. Gotteskrieger (click to listen)
03. Niemals Mehr (click to listen)
04. Gloria et Morte (click to listen)
05. Dark Dance (click to listen)
06. Der Erste (click to listen)
07. Des Spielmanns Lied (click to listen)
08. Stille (click to listen)
09. Maarat an Numan (click to listen)
10. Wie ein Tier (click to listen)
11. Die Buerde (click to listen)
12. Gottgleich (click to listen)
13. Malitia Angelica (click to listen)
14. Psalm 115 (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. Der Fluch (click to listen)
02. Ein Freund aus Alten Tagen (click to listen)
03. Der Erste (click to listen)
04. Lebendig Begraben (click to listen)
05. Der Tod des Koenigs (click to listen)
06. Maarat an Numan (click to listen)
07. Zeitlose Schuld (click to listen)
08. Der Abt (click to listen)
09. De Buerde (click to listen)
10. Das Gesetz der Wueste (click to listen)
11. Der Letzte Kapetinger (click to listen)
12. Vergebung (click to listen)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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Funker Vogt Blutzoll Review
After a small series of live releases over the past two years and the last studio album “Aviator” (2007), FUNKER VOGT return with their eighth full length studio album, entitled “Blutzoll”. FUNKER VOGT very much follow their own path with this new album, which features several variations in terms of speed and sound design. This time, the song structures themselves are obviously the most significant thing. Without the typical long sound passages, these songs are much more focussed, which gives them a lot more intensity. “Blutzoll” contains lots of catchy tunes that will be remembered right away from the first listening. In light of this, the record was named to emphasize the difference to the three latest studio releases (“Survivor”, “Navigator” and “Aviator”). FUNKER VOGT are paying attention to the changes of the new decade, they’re starting a new and more casual era here.

The lyrical side of “Blutzoll” also reflects this change of outlook. Although, war and its consequences are present again, there are a lot of songs that don’t cover this theme and are about personal experiences and fictional scenarios. “Arising Hero”, the current single release (available digitally only), presents the final part of the “Hero” trilogy. This single, being the conclusion of the previous singles “Tragic Hero” and “Fallen Hero”, completes the trilogy in a graceful way. The chapter is now closed. To sum it all up, one could say that “Blutzoll” is a compact, but at the same time, a very complex album.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Arising Hero (click to listen)
02. Genozid (click to listen)
03. The State Within (click to listen)
04. Fire and Forget (click to listen)
05. Robots (click to listen)
06. Hold My Ground (click to listen)
07. Terroristen (click to listen)
08. Krieger (click to listen)
09. My Innermost (click to listen)
10. Bloodthirst (click to listen)
11. Black Waters (click to listen)
12. Arising Hero – Forgiven (click to listen)


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
25th Oct 2010

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Funker Vogt Blutzoll Review
This limited 2CD edition of the album comes with an additional disc featuring remixes by ROTERSAND, DOPE STARS INC., FADERHEAD and DIE KRUPPS among others.


Format
Limited 2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Arising Hero (click to listen)
02. Genozid (click to listen)
03. The State Within (click to listen)
04. Fire and Forget (click to listen)
05. Robots (click to listen)
06. Hold My Ground (click to listen)
07. Terroristen (click to listen)
08. Krieger (click to listen)
09. My Innermost (click to listen)
10. Bloodthirst (click to listen)
11. Black Waters (click to listen)
12. Arising Hero – Forgiven (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. Genozid (FGFC820 Remix) (click to listen)
02. Arising Hero (ROTERSAND Rework) (click to listen)
03. Fire and Forget (Remix by DOPESTARS INC.) (click to listen)
04. The State Within (VIGILANTE Remix) (click to listen)
05. Wake Up! (click to listen)
06. Genozid (Goldremix by ERIC VAN WONTERGHEM) (click to listen)
07. Arising Hero (FADERHEAD Remix) (click to listen)
08. Fire and Forget (DIE KRUPPS Remix) (click to listen)
09. The State Within (Revolution Remix by PUNTO OMEGA) (click to listen)
10. Urban War (click to listen)
11. My Innermost (NOBLESSE OBLIGE Remix) (click to listen)
12. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by KOMOR KOMMANDO) (click to listen)
13. Fire and Forget (MORTIIS Remix) (click to listen)
14. From the Flames (click to listen)


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
25th Oct 2010

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The Weathermen Ultimate Poison Review
“Poison” is one of the all-time classic EBM hits, straight from the motherland of electronic body music: Belgium! With this song THE WEATHERMEN managed to get themselves on top of the electronic movement with various entries in official sales charts all over Europe! The whole so called “MTV” generation was addicted to the two-man band and their outstanding tune.

“Ultimate Poison” comes with 15(!) tracks, in fully digitally remastered format, and limited to a one-time pressing of 1000 units worldwide. Furthermore it contains all versions of “Poison”, “Punishment Park”, “MUD” and “Berlin”, plus three never before released THE WEATHERMEN songs! Also features the Daniel B. (FRONT 242) mix of “Dear God”. Be fast!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Poision (Original 12″ Mix) (click to listen)
02. MUD (I Would) (click to listen)
03. Punishment Park (click to listen)
04. Berlin (click to listen)
05. Poison (Toxic Lipstic Mix) (click to listen)
06. Dear God (Daniel B. Odyssey Mix) (click to listen)
07. Poison (Lethal Mix) (click to listen)
08. Bang (click to listen)
09. Poison (Original Instrumental Version) (click to listen)
10. Poison 2000 (Short Version) (click to listen)
11. Poison 2001 (Tell Me the Truth) (click to listen)
12. Surveillance Star (click to listen)
13. Transit (click to listen)
14. House of Blues (Man-Dello Remix) (click to listen)
15. I’m Tight (click to listen)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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NEW SOUNDCLIPSCovenant Lightbringer (featuring NECRO FACILITY) Review
COVENANT refuse to yield and persistently continue to bring the light in spite of all odds. Another shade of pale, the Morning Star rises once again. With their new EP “Lightbringer”, COVENANT take one step back and two steps forward.

“Lightbringer” comes with five mixes, plus some completely unreleased material, and features contributions from NECRO FACILITY, one of Sweden’s up-and-coming top new electronic acts.

The title track is the fruit of this inspiring collaboration, and the result is undeniably COVENANT but with a new flavor. A groovy, grinding and driven floor-filler with a melody that can’t be exorcised once you’ve heard it. It comes in versions respectively designed by band members Eskil Simonsson, Daniel Myer and Joakim Montelius, each using their own particular sonic foundry and magic, and a stunning Radio Version by Oscar Holter of NECRO FACILITY. COVENANT never sounded this pure.

In addition the EP also contains the previously unreleased tracks “The Beauty and the Grace”, written by Daniel Myer, and “Never Seems to End” by Eskil Simonsson and Joakim Montelius.

The “Lightbringer” EP is undeniable evidence of the synergistic COVENANT maxim “we are more than the sum of our parts”. The light is very bright indeed! Strictly limited to 3000 units.


Format
Limited MCD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Lightbringer (click to listen)
02. Lightbringer (Radio Version) (click to listen)
03. Lighbringer (DM Remix) (click to listen)
04. The Beauty and the Grace (Remix) (click to listen)
05. Lightbringer (Speedrum) (click to listen)
06. Lightbringer (JM Remix) (click to listen)
07. Never Seem to End (Unreleased) (click to listen)


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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Culture Kultur Spirit Review
“Spirit” is the long-expected return of CULTURE KULTÜR five years after their last work, “Reborn”, on Out of Line.

Made up of frontman Salva Maine, Josua on keyboards and programming, and since 2005, Distortiogirl, on live keyboards, the band started in 1992 in Malaga, Spain, evolving from an EBM style with distorted vocals to a more electro sound with energetic beats, melodic synths and complex lyrics boosted by powerful vocals. After signing to Out of Line in 1999, they supported the Mexican band HOCICO on their “Tierra Electrica ’99 Tour”, played all major European festivals (WGT, M’era Luna, Infest and Eurorock), as well as doing gigs in the USA, Mexico and Canada, and contributed tracks to countless compilations. After three albums and three EPs on Out of Line, the band have now signed to Caustic Records for their latest release.

This new album represents the perfect mix between catchy melodies, club-oriented rhythms, dark cadences and lyrics inspired by the reality of daily life. But there is more to this work than just the classic danceable tracks that have made the band’s style so popular: there is also a move towards mid-tempo tracks, that are both surprising and touching. With its heavy beats, catchy choruses, real-life topics and vital attitude, this album truly represents the present of underground electropop.

The universe is full of spirit and you are part of it… Welcome back CULTURE KULTÜR!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Sieged (click to listen)
02. Bind Man (click to listen)
03. Love Will Tear Us Apart (click to listen)
04. Dead Second (click to listen)
05. Drum Machine (click to listen)
06. Unforgiven (click to listen)
07. Toxic Pulse (click to listen)
08. Never Again (click to listen)
09. Silence (click to listen)
10. My Voice (click to listen)
11. I Found You (click to listen)


Record Label
Caustic


Release Date
11th Oct 2010

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Angelspit Larva Pupa Tank Coffin Review
Acclaimed as a strikingly original, innovative industrial act, ANGELSPITE proved the adoration accurate with the album “Hideous and Perfect”. Originally from Sydney, Australia, the duo combines male and female vocals, electronics, and melodies in a distinctly dynamic way for fans of bands such as COMBICHRIST, SKINNY PUPPY, NINE INCH NAILS and KMFDM.

With this new release, entitled “Larva Pupa Tank Coffin”, ANGELSPIT present four blistering all-new tracks as well as a slew of exciting remixes by the band and colleagues. “Larva Pupa Tank Coffin” shows once again how strikingly original this act is!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Sleep Now (ANGELSPIT Remix) (click to listen)
02. Fink (NOIR DU SOLEIL Remix) (click to listen)
03. Twenty6hundred (click to listen)
04. Ditch the Rest (ANGELSPIT Remix) (click to listen)
05. Sleep Now (DAVE FOREMAN Remix) (click to listen)
06. Not Born, Hatched (click to listen)
07. Ditch the Rest (CAGE23 Remix) (click to listen)
08. Hell Was Made Flesh (click to listen)
09. Fink Lunarmix (NOIR DU SOLEIL Remix) (click to listen)
10. Massive (click to listen)
11. Princess Chaos (ANGELSPIT Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Metropolis


Release Date
11th Oct 2010

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Inertia vs Mechanical Cabaret Johnny, Remember Me Review
A special CD single released to mark the London show on 10th September 2010 by these two bands together billed as “INERTIA vs MECHANICAL CABARET”.

This CD was created as a tribute to the legendary UK music producer, JOE MEEK, of whom both bands are big fans. “Johnny, Remember Me” was originally released in 1961, performed by JOHN LEYTON and produced by Meek in his infamous Holloway Road recording studio. Now INERTIA and MECHANICAL CABARET give it their own combined twist.

A mixture of electro, industrial, synthpop and 80s high-energy sleazyness makes this single a very unique release!

INERTIA and MECHANICAL CABARET will be touring together in 2011.


Format
CDS


Tracklisting
01. Johnny, Remember Me (click to listen)
02. Johnny, Remember Me (INERTIA Remix) (click to listen)
03. Johnny, Remember Me (MECHANICAL CABARET Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Cryonica Music


Release Date
10th Sep 2010

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Apoptygma Berzerk Imagine There’s No Lennon Review
It’s not only about strobe lights and dry ice, and, in the end, certainly not about girls and drugs; for these four erstwhile schoolmates from the small town of Fredrikstad in Norway, it’s about nothing less than changing the world with four minutes of magic in every song they pull from their hearts. In 2009, APOPTYGMA BERZERK left home to tour their latest album – “Rocket Science” – around the world for more than nine months. It was their biggest, most extensive, most exhausting tour to date; they were met by ecstatic audiences, die-hard fans in every country; they found people to love and people to learn from; there was laughter and tears and in the end there was tension caused by different lives finally taking different turns.

Shortly after this show, Stephan Groth, Geir Bratland, Angel and Fredrik Brarud agreed that they would not be returning to the stage together. In this constellation, they would no longer perform the songs that made them the people they are, the people they have grown into since they were kids. Accept this DVD/CD with joy, a document that celebrates four passionate men having a ball, entering people’s hearts and minds by doing what they love to do. It has been a remarkable journey, so thanks to all of the Apop fans around the world and thanks to everyone who attended the “Rocket Science” tour. Four musicians who would like to say thank you to their families, their wives and kids for putting up with them and with everything that a road trip entails.


Format
CD+DVD digibook


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – DVD:-
01. Weight of the World
02. Apollo (Live on Your TV)
03. Eclipse
04. Mercy Kill
05. Asleep or Awake?
06. Lost in Translation
07. In This Together
08. Shadow
09. Black vs White
10. You Keep Me from Breaking Apart
11. Until the End of the World
12. Butterfly Defect
13. Bizarre Love Triangle
14. Kathy’s Song (Come Lie Next to Me)
12. Shine On
13. Starsign
14. Non-Stop Violence

Disc 2 – CD:-
01. Weight of the World (click to listen)
02. Eclipse (click to listen)
03. Mercy Kill (click to listen)
04. Asleep or Awake? (click to listen)
05. Lost in Translation (click to listen)
06. In This Together (click to listen)
07. Shadow (click to listen)
08. You Keep Me from Breaking Apart (click to listen)
09. Until the End of the World (click to listen)
10. Shine On (click to listen)
11. Starsign (click to listen)
12. Non-Stop Violence (click to listen)


Record Label
Hard:Drive


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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Terence Fixmer Comedy of Menace Review
The first artist album on the new Electric Deluxe label! With his distinct musical style and personality, Terence caught the attention of owner Speedy J at a very early stage in the label’s development. “Comedy of Menace” is the fourth album from this talented pioneer. On his first two albums, released on DJ Hell’s Gigolo label, Terence invented a new style of his own: ‘Techno Body Music’, a unique combination of modern techno and EBM, in the vein of founding fathers NITZER EBB (with whom Terence still collaborates on the FIXMER/MCCARTHY project) and FRONT 242. His third album was released on his own label, and featured a deeper ambience, almost cinematic, palpable emotion and hypnotic rhythms. With “Comedy of Menace” FIXMER has now created a true techno album, with an instantly recognizable pure sound, a deep and dark atmosphere throughout. The album is in many ways hypnotizing and cerebral, yet at the same time keeps the energy flowing, making it perfect for the dancefloor.

Terence explains: “I wanted that people can feel a soul, a story, and the sound of every track to open up the imagination of the listener, creating images in their minds… It’s an art and a passion, my heart is bumping for electronic sounds. I love when the music is really coming from the heart of the machine, when the sound is pure and raw.”


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Dark Line (click to listen)
02. Things Are Over (click to listen)
03. Impakt (click to listen)
04. Drastik (click to listen)
05. Phantom (click to listen)
06. Breathless (click to listen)
07. My Experimentation (click to listen)
08. Alert (click to listen)
09. Dance Like Paranoid (click to listen)
10. Last Heroes (click to listen)


Record Label
Electric Deluxe


Release Date
20th Sep 2010

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Android Lust The Human Animal Review
Begun in 1995, ANDROID LUST is the musical project of Shikhee, a fiercely independent woman born in Bangladesh, schooled in England and the USA, and now living near New York City. Shikhee is involved in all aspects of her musical production, a rarity in Industrial music where most women seem to be limited to singing swoopily over other peoples’ music. The result is some of the most compelling and challenging industrial music available today.

“The Human Animal” is the fourth studio release from this project, a journey through the psyche of mankind, realising the futility of living in the grips of ego and withdrawing to seek answers within. It comes four years after the release of “Devour, Rise and Take Flight”, a track from which garnered a spot on the official Navy NCIS soundtrack album. “The Human Animal” sees Shikhee collaborating with her live band for the first time in a studio release, giving it an unexpected organic warmth while maintaining her trademark machine edge that cuts uncomfortably if you dare to let it in.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Intimate Stranger (click to listen)
02. Rub Me Raw (click to listen)
03. Saint Over (click to listen)
04. God in the Hole (click to listen)
05. It’s on You (click to listen)
06. The Return (click to listen)
07. A New Heaven (click to listen)
08. Into the Sun (click to listen)
09. One World (click to listen)
10. Flow (of Impermanence) (click to listen)
11. God in the Hole (Remix by JEROME DILLON, ex NIN, and ANTHONY BALDINO) (click to listen)


Record Label
Synthellec Music


Release Date
13th Sep 2010

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John Foxx D.N.A. Review
This release features unique collaborations between JOHN FOXX and some of his favourite film-makers, with all of the short movies on the DVD having been made especially for this project. On top of that, the CD features all the music from the films, plus tracks that Foxx had recorded as ‘possibilities’ for soundtracks. The final track on the disc, “Over the Mirage” is a new collaboration between JOHN FOXX, HAROLD BUDD and RUBEN GARCIA, while both parts (2 and 7) of “A Secret Life” and also “Violet Bloom” were recorded with STEVE D’AGOSTINO. Ex-JAPAN percussionist STEVE JANSEN also features on the “A Secret Life” instrumentals. All of the stunning artwork for the project has been designed by JONATHAN BARNBROOK, who has previously worked with DAMIEN HIRST and also DAVID BOWIE, designing the sleeve and inner booklet for his “Heathen and Reality” albums.


Format
CD+DVD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – CD:-
01. Maybe Tomorrow (click to listen)
02. Kaiyahura (click to listen)
03. City of Mirage (click to listen)
04. Flightpath Tegel (click to listen)
05. Violet Bloom (click to listen)
06. Phantom Lover (click to listen)
07. A Secret Life 7 (click to listen)
08. A Secret Life 2 (click to listen)
09. Over the Mirage (click to listen)

Disc 2 – DVD “A Collection of Short Films”:-
01. Maybe Tomorrow (by KARBORN)
02. Violet Bloom (by STEVE D’AGOSTINO)
03. Flightpath Tegel (by IAN EMES)
04. A Secret Life 2 (by IAN EMES)
05. City of Mirage (by MACOTO TEZKA)
06. Kaiyagura (by MACOTO TEZKA)
07. Over the Mirage (by MACOTO TEZKA)
08. A Half-Remembered Sentence from The Quiet Man (by JONATHAN BARNBROOK)
09. Clicktrack (by JONATHAN BARNBROOK)


Record Label
Metamatic Records


Release Date
11th Oct 2010

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TICKETSDAF London (Sat 27th Nov 2010) 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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Faderhead Sheffield (Sat 6th Nov 2010) Promoter
The Corporation


Date
6th Nov 2010


Line Up
Faderhead
Uberbyte


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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


Date
6th Nov 2010


Line Up
Hocico (Mex)
Jagged
Zeropunk
Kadmon Kray


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


Date
19th Nov 2010


Line Up
Lahannya
Dyonisis
Exoterik


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Nachtmahr Sheffield (Fri 4th Feb 2011) Promoter
The Corporation


Date
4th Feb 2011


Line Up
Nachtmahr
Plus Support


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Lahannya London (Fri 12th Nov 2010) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
12th Nov 2010


Line Up
Lahannya
Pythia
Plus support


Venue
The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL


Doors
7.00pm

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The Young Gods Manchester (Thu 2nd Dec 2010) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
2nd Dec 2010


Line Up
The Young Gods
Obsessive Compulsive
Concrete Lung
The Ladder


Venue
Academy 3, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR


Doors
7.00pm

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The Young Gods Birmingham (Sat 4th Dec 2010) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
4th Dec 2010


Line Up
The Young Gods
This Is Radio Silence
Deadfilmstar
Plus guests


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


Doors
6.00pm

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The Young Gods London (Sun 5th Dec 2010) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
5th Dec 2010


Line Up
The Young Gods
The Cesarians
Tribazik
I Nation


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


Doors
6.00pm

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Rotersand London (Sun 12th Dec 2010) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
12th Dec 2010


Line Up
Rotersand
Straftanz
RBN
Alterred


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


Doors
6.30pm

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Nachtmahr London (Sat 5th Feb 2011) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
5th Feb 2011


Line Up
Nachtmahr
Uberbyte
Plus support


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


Doors
6.00pm

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Chameleons Vox London (Sat 12th Feb 2011) Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
12th Feb 2011


Line Up
Chameleons Vox
Adoration
This is Radio Silence


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


Doors
6.00pm

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MNS TOP 10 SELLERSSanta Hates You P.A.N.I.C. Format
Limited MCD+DVD Digipak


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
26th Nov 2010

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Front Line Assembly Angriff Format
Limited MCD


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
25th Oct 2010

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Parralox Metropolis [German Import] Format
Limited CD


Record Label
Conzoom


Release Date
19th Nov 2010

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Various Artists Advanced Electronics Vol. 8 Format
2CD+DVD Digipak


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
19th Nov 2010

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Covenant Lightbringer (featuring NECRO FACILITY) Format
Limited MCD Digipak


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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Soman Noistyle Format
CD


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
3rd Dec 2010

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Apoptygma Berzerk Imagine There’s No Lennon Format
CD+DVD digibook


Record Label
Hard:Drive


Release Date
22nd Oct 2010

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Funker Vogt Blutzoll Format
Limited 2CD


Record Label
Synthetic Symphony


Release Date
25th Oct 2010

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Absolute Body Control Shattered Illusion Format
CD Digipak


Record Label
Daft Records


Release Date
15th Oct 2010

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Depeche Mode Tour of the Universe – Live in Barcelona [Super Deluxe Edition] Format
Limited 2DVD+2CD Digipak


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
Mute


Release Date
8th Nov 2010

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Oct 282010
 

COLD SPRING RELEASE NEWS
ALL PRE-ORDERS HAVE SHIPPED FOR:
MERZBOW / Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left
MZ.412 – ‘In Nomine Dei Nostri Luciferi Satanas

IN THE PRESS
There’s an interview with TenHornedBeast in Special Interests #4
There’s an interview with TenHornedBeast at Musique Machine


STEVEN SEVERIN UK TOUR
New dates in Wem Town Hall, Dundee DCA and London Tate Britain

STEVEN SEVERIN‘s “Blood Of A Poet” UK tour is well underway! You can still catch him at the following Picturehouse Cinemas:
OCTOBER: 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, 16th Wem Town Hall, 18th Edinburgh Cameo, 28th Dundee DCA.
DECEMBER: 3rd London Tate Britain


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) £11 / £12 / £13
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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 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) £11 / £12 / £13
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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) £11 / £12 / £13
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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
A dark journey into realms of mental anguish and repression; a very Black Ambient soundtrack. 10 year anniversary edition of 666 copies!


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.


FORTHCOMING RELEASES:

PSYCHIC TV
– ‘Themes’ 7CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
MACHINEFABRIEK – ‘Vloed’ CD (CSR138CD)
MZ. 412 – ‘Burning The Temple Of God’ CD (CSR140CD)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold’ 2CD (CSR100CD) – The follow up to John Barleycorn Reborn!
ALL AVAILABLE COLD SPRING TITLES

STEVEN SEVERIN
• 5 Oct – 3 Dec 10, “Le Sang D’Un Poete” UK Tour, Various Picturehouse Cinemas (UK)

ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI
• 31 Oct 10, TNT Club, Milan (IT)
• 5 Feb 10, Theatrefabrik, Leipzig (DE)

ANNI HOGAN
• 18 Nov 10, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal (UK)
• 26 Nov 10, Dundee Mountain Film Festival, Dundee (UK)
• 11 Mar 11, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield (UK)
• 26 Mar 11, Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, Llanberis (UK)

IRON FIST OF THE SUN
• 2 Dec 10, Confession 2, The Grosvenor, London (UK)
with Bizarre Uproar, MK9 and more!

LAIBACH
• 15 Dec 10, The Garage, London (UK)
• 16 Dec 10, Grand Classic, Glasgow (UK)
[ View Full Laibach Tour >> ]


COLD SPRING 21 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
MZ. 412 / SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY / IRON FIST OF THE SUN
++ COLD SPRING STALL! ++

• 5 Mar 11, The Garage, London (UK). Tickets and full info soon!

FULL DETAILS IN EVENTS SECTION

Full stocklist (209pp, 19/10/10)

+ SPECIAL CANADIAN PROMOTION! +


Krief De Soli

Longing For Dawn

Sistrenatus

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

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ANTOINE CHESSEX / ARNAUD RIVIÈRE – ‘Split’ 7″ (Le Petit Mignon) – £11 / £12.50 / £14
Split vinyl featuring electrophone butcher Arnaud Rivière (Textile Orchestra, Tank J, Bobby Moo) on the polish side and the tenor sax gynaecologist Antoine Chessex (Monno) on the pill side. “Antoine Chessex’s sax sounds like an alarm until its swamped in HWN – in which tide it rises and falls, Arnaud Rivière’s electronics are equally brilliant and harsh – though much more sporadic… if anyone is into noise or art or just beautiful things – get this or weep” (Vital Weekly). Ltd x 300 copies on clear vinyl in a hand-stamped, hand-numbered, silkscreened foldout cover. FEW COPIES IN STOCK – ACT FAST!

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COSMIC NOISE – ‘Issue One’ Magazine – £4 / £5 / £6
First issue of this UK fanzine dedicated to Japanese Noise / Rock / Psych / Experimental music. Features interviews with: Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner, Tsurubami), TsuShiMaMiRe and Ryuki Akira, plus features on Boris, BoaDrum77, the Tzadik label (Melt Banana, Mono etc), women in the Japanese Rock / Avant-Garde / Metal scene and Nihonjinron (Japanese culture / identity). Also includes a releases / live section. A5 xerox with full-colour cover.

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES – ‘L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante – Black’ LP
(Burning World Records) – £14 / £18 / £22
Gnaw Their Tongues transcend genres, creating their own distinct sound. Descriptors include ambient black metal, funeral doom metal, industrial drone etc. Instrumentation relies heavily on keyboards and percussion, with the drumming looming in the distance like a hideous parade before a battle is set loose. Monk-like choirs, industrial emanations, bizarre samples, occasional shrieks and droning, abused guitars are all on display, brought together almost unwillingly to share the same stage. Lyrically, L’Arrivee de la Terne Mort Triomphante is a concept album about death (“morte”). Songs describe the white throne of death, address the song of death and praise death’s majesty and grandeur. For many listeners, “L’Arrivee de la Terne Mort Triomphante” will be little more than noise or frustratingly dull drone. However, fans of the outré of the genre, where bands such as Sunn O))) and Throbbing Gristle practice their art, will find much to uncover and savour. Under the anger and fear there is joy, sadness, selfishness, and self-discovery. All you have to do is let these find you. Black vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES – ‘L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante – Gold’ LP
(Burning World Records) – £16 / £20 / £24
Gold vinyl edition of the above release in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. ACT FAST!!!

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GOVERNMENT ALPHA / EVIL MOISTURE – ‘Split’ 7″ (Le Petit Mignon) – £11 / £12.50 / £14
Japanese Noiser Yasutoshi Yoshida (aka Government Alpha) on the Bomb! side, wrecks on his way the last dwarf mongooses’ community who survived the Bulgaro-Christian deforestation in 62 before Judas-Christ. French act Evil Moisture (aka Andy Bolus) fills up his bento box on the Skull side with decomposing Halal meat, contaminated blood dressing and varicose veins. Noise, squeaks, feedback. Ltd x 300 copies on pink vinyl in a hand-stamped, hand-numbered, silkscreened foldout cover. FEW COPIES IN STOCK – ACT FAST!

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HARVESTMAN – ‘In A Dark Tongue – Black’ 2 x LP (Burning World Records) – £16 / £20 / £24
Sumptuous double vinyl treatment of this 2009 album (Neurot Recordings). Harvestman is the brainchild of Neurosis vocalist / guitarist Steve Von Till, who considers “In A Dark Tongue” a venture into an imagined past. The album is inspired by Hawkwind, Fairport Convention, Tangerine Dream, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, Skullflower, Caspar Brotzman and Loop, among others. It is a massive meeting point of styles and influences, all of which boil down to a surreal and inspired sound. The first Harvestman record, “A Grave Is A Grim Horse”, was a dizzying confluence of delicate 70s British style folk, shimmery spaced out drift and glacial doom-drone sprawl, a constantly evolving, organic song suite that seemed to exist in some glorious blissed out druggy spacefolk otherworld. On “In A Dark Tongue”, the glimmering strands of traditional folk music that had tethered the first record become even more tenuous. Black vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

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HARVESTMAN – ‘In A Dark Tongue – Gold’ 2 x LP (Burning World Records) – £18 / £22 / £26
Gold vinyl edition of the above release in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. ACT FAST!!!

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HEXPEROS – ‘The Veil Of Queen Mab’ CD (Equilibrium Music) – £11 / £12 / £13
The second album from Portuguese act Hexperos pays homage to the queen of fairies and dreams, a creation of Anglo-Saxon mythology, with roots in Celtic legends, referred in works by numerous artists, from Shakespeare or Percy Shelley to Gustave Doré. Hexperos once again combine classical and contemporary approaches to chamber music, incorporating Celtic, Mediterranean, Medieval and Baroque elements in a meticulously crafted and varied opus. Pressed on gold disc and housed in a matt-varnished digipak with gold foil print, “The Veil of Queen Mab” comes with a 16-page booklet beautifully illustrated with visuals by Polish artist Malgorzata Maj (Sarachmet Photography & Illustration).

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LES FRAGMENTS DE LA NUIT – ‘Demain, C´Était Hier’ CD (Equilibrium Music)
– £11 / £12 / £13
“Demain, c’était Hier” perpetuates Les Fragments De La Nuit’s timeless musical quest, blending the radiance of the stars with the dark forces that lurk in the Night. The French ensemble have kept faithful to their trademark style, in which pulsing piano chords set the pace for the string-work woven by cello and violin, haunted by female choirs. The album holds quiet, melancholy-driven moments, that flow into stirring, violent passages and ceremonial atmospheres. The band take contemporary / Neoclassical music beyond its typical standards, recalling the works of composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass or Arvo Pärt with those of formations such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Balanescu Quartet or even the sinister cult-band Magma. A unique musical universe that takes form in an overpowering nocturnal masterpiece. 6-panel digipak.

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MOHA! – ‘Kriiskav Valgus’ 7″ (Le Petit Mignon) – £11 / £12.50 / £14
These two tracks are probably some of the most ecstatic pieces to have emerged from the Norwegian duo.  This new blitz 7″ sounds almost as improvised as composed: no hesitation, no failures, no rest, just overheating and broken drum sticks. This is Moha! possessed by a powerful light, spreading the remains of free Jazz, noise, arcade games vandals and clubbing terrorists. There’s no respite in these two intense and solid tracks, both subtly composed in spite of the constant overgain and apparent mess, both spat out towards your ears throughout these ten minutes. Take an avalanche of drum parts, hints of power electronics, and pure data activism, and you’ll get an idea of the substance of this record. Ltd x 300 copies on white vinyl in a hand-numbered, silkscreened 12-page booklet. FEW COPIES IN STOCK – ACT FAST!

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PAS – ‘Pure Energy Output Sessions’ CD (PAS Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
NYC experimentalists PAS (Post Abortion Stress) is a group out to create musical collages through the form of abstract sound. Their name refers metaphorically to those who have been aborted by society, because their point of view doesn’t fit in the constraints of “normal” society. The short name refers to the negative in French, metaphorically negating everything that is established to start from a new beginning. The band create soundscapes underpinned by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives… a conception fueled by the love of life and art. The compositions themselves are more akin to soundscapes than “songs” in the traditional sense. There are no clearly defined melodies, no structural landmarks that give you any sense of traditional anchor. Sonic sculptures in the mode of pure art. 6-panel digisleeve.
SAFE – ‘Bare Life’ CD (Dot Dot Dot Music) – £12 / £13 / £14
Irish noise group Safe release their fourth full length album – “Bare Life”. Blasting noise, infernal drones, field recordings, electronics, samples, vocals, clatterings of many colours in a swamp of metallised volume. It is in two sections, the five-part ‘Sky Burial’ and the 33 minute ‘Red Night’. Ltd. Artwork by Alex Rose.
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE – ‘It Was Written / On Distance’ 7″ (Durtro) – £13 / £14 / £15
ULTRA RARE 2-track 7″! “It Was Written” was written, recorded and performed by Ben Chasny. “On Distance” was written, recorded and performed by Stephanie Volkmar. Largely guitar-based, the 7″ also includes an obvious eastern influence, marked by the use of drones, chimes, and eclectic percussive elements. Released in conjunction with the Current 93 / Simon Finn / Six Organs of Admittance concerts June 2004 in Toronto, Canada. Ltd x 500 copies on clear vinyl. ACT FAST!

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SPECIAL INTERESTS – ‘#4’ Magazine (Freak Animal) – £5 / £6 / £7
Fourth issue of Freak Animal’s S.I. magazine. In English and featuring interviews with some of the best Industrial / Power Electronics / Noise artists on the scene today: TenHornedBeast, Bastard Noise, Sickness, Minamata, Koufar, Brandkommando and Raymond Dijkstra, – plus interviews with the following labels: NEdS, Trash Ritual and Impulse Stetoskopy. Also contains a reviews section. 52-pages, A5, B&W, offset printed with full colour cover.

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WHITE DARKNESS – ‘Nothing’ CD (Roadburn Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
The debut album from dutch doom/drone act White Darkness – the sonic creation of Dutch artist Jason Köhnen. A one-man symphony creating his personal interpretations of nihilistic thoughts, melding modern classical composition with traditional funeral doom and dark ambient soundscapes. White Darkness throws open the doors to vast universes of musical possibility, creating darkly tense portraits of things best left undisturbed.

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ZU – ‘Carboniferous’ LP (Trips Und Träume) – £18 / £22 / £26
Originally released on CD in 2009 (Ipecac), this monstrous album now gets a well deserved vinyl makeover. Highly intricate, experimental / metal / math / no-wave / free / noise / punk / jazz inspired work, breaking from the narrow confines of given music genres and incorporating a wide array of influences into a unique sound. Features contributions from Mike Patton (Faith No More) and King Buzzo (Melvins), with whom the Italian duo spent a year touring with as a quartet. Ltd x 500 copies on grey vinyl in a heavy gatefold sleeve with artwork by Scarful. ACT FAST!!

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Hate Tasting’ CD (Sickcore) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
A solid compilation of Power Electronics / Harsh Noise compilation from this Russian label. 51 minutes of sick atmospheres, harsh noise walls and brutal feedback from: Barrikad, Climax Denial, Comforter, Fear Konstruktor, Fecalove, Molester, Mourmansk 150, Mutant Ape, Splinter Vs. Stalin and Werewolf Jerusalem (Richard Ramirez). Ltd x 300 copies in an outsize foldout hand-made package.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘The Year 25 / 25 Years Korm Plastics’ Cassette (Korm Plastics)
– £7.50 / £8.50 / £9.50
Korm Plastics release this compilation to commemorate 25 years of the label. 25 exclusive tracks by 25 artists, each lasting 2:50mins: Asmus Tietchens, Ben Gwilliam, Big City Orchestra, Edward Ka-spel, Francisco Lopez, Freiband, Howard Stelzer, Idea Fire Company, Illusion Of Safety, Jason Zeh, Jos Smolders, KK Null, Machinefabriek, Mirko Uhlig, Peter Duimelinks, Pick-up, Radboud Mens, Raymond Dijkstra, Richard Francis, Roel Meelkop, Silverman, Stephan Mathieu, The Haters, The Tobacconists and Z’EV. A fine mixture of microsound, noise, experimental and pop music. Ltd x 250 pro-duplicated cassettes with cover by Meeuw.

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EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH – ‘Worn To A Shadow’ Picture Disc LP
(Lumberton Trading Company) – £18 / £21 / £24

EXTREMELY RARE! ‘Worn to a Shadow’ is the most recent album by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3 / Spectrum) under his EAR guise. Its artwork, using two op-art designs, is absolutely staggering. Play the album whilst gazing at it and fall back in slow motion. EAR’s sound will be instantly recognisable to many, as indistinct soundscapes unfurl (almost in slow-motion) to reveal a real concept of ambient depth. Without doubt, EAR’s finest work to date. An exceptional release. Picture disc LP version, limited to 525 hand-numbered copies.

ÍON – ‘Madre, Protégenos’ CD (Equilibrium Music) – £11 / £12 / £13

Íon is the brainchild of Duncan Patterson (Antimatter, Anathema) and is named after the Gaelic word for ‘pure’. Although primarily a solo project, a number of guest musicians are involved in this new venture by the Ireland-based musician, which hereby explores a more acoustic, dreamy and organic side to his composition. Having Irish mysticism and an exotic Mediterranean backdrop as its essential cornerstones, the project has slowly evolved into an international venture, stretching over continents and oceans. The music seems to elude strict categorisation, and even the apparently all-encompassing definition of World Music falls short in defining the ethereal moods that “Madre, Protégenos” comes to reveal. Presented in a sumptuous, black and gold foil-blocked, 6-panel digipak.

MICHAEL GIRA – ‘Songs For A Dog’ LP (Lumberton Trading Company)
– £15 / £18 / £21

Over the years, Michael Gira (Angels Of Light, ex-SWANS etc) has honed his craft into something more sophisticated without actually having lost sight of the power, emotional tugs, or even the simplicity of his earlier works. On ‘Songs for a Dog’, he has collected ten tracks (mostly culled from releases only available via his website, plus three unreleased tracks), that catch him in his purest form. Mostly built around his guitar and voice in a home studio environment, the songs here expose perfectly how he can function without the layers of sound he’s also often fond of exploring. These songs capture an artist who seems forever capable of pushing himself into new avenues. Ltd x 2000 copies in textured packaging, complete with insert and pressed on heavy vinyl.


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Oct 262010
 
BADAWI – The Axiom EP Agriculture
CHRIS CONNELLY – How This Ends CD Lens
CYCLOBE – Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window LP Phantomcode
DEAD MEAT – Early Recordings – Reference 7″+DL Flingco
DEAD VOICES ON AIR – From Afar All Stars Spark and Glee CD Lens
FELIX KUBIN & ENSEMBLE INTÉGRALES – Echohaus LP/CD Dekorder
GHEDALIA TAZARTES Ante-Mortem CD Hinterzimmer
HANNO LEICHTMANN – The African Twintower Suite LP/CD Dekorder
KANGDING RAY – Pruitt Igoe 12″ raster-noton
LEMUR – Aigéan CD +3dB
LORENZO SENNI – Dunno CD Presto
MICHAEL FRANCIS DUCH – Edges CD +3dB
PHILIPPE PETIT – Iron Man LP Aagoo
RV PAINTINGS – Samoa Highway LP Helen Scarsdale
THE EX – Catch My Shoe LP/CD Ex
TILBURY/DUCH/DAVIES – Cornelius Cardew: Works 1960-70 CD +3dB
TOMAS KORBER / GERT-JAN PRINS – RI 1.5442 CD Cavity
URAL UMBO Fog Tapes LP Hinterzimmer
WRNLRD – Death Drive 10″ Flingco

BADAWI
The Axiom EP
DL EP The Agriculture AG054
http://www.theagriculture.com
http://www.razmesinai.com
Composer, producer and sound alchemist RAZ MESINAI makes music at the intersection of Dub and modern composition. As a solo artist and with his ensembles, he creates mythic performances evoking ancient rhythms with electronics, acoustic instruments and turntables. His recordings as Badawi have placed him on the forefront of the experimental electronic scene for over a decade, with remixes contributed by such artists as Kode 9, Shackleton, DJ Spooky and Headhunter, and Badawi remixes of Burning Spear, Arto Lindsay and Shackleton. He’s been a fixture of the downtown New York improvised music scene as well since the late nineties, collaborating with such luminaries as John Zorn, Mark Dresser, Elliott Sharp, DJ Olive and many others.
Mesinai’s music has been performed at The Lincoln Center Festival, Zankel Hall, The Kitchen, the Next, Next Wave Festival (BAM), The Whitney Museum, ICA London, Saafelden Jazz Festival, Etnafest, Tonic, The Stone, The Winter Garden, and numerous underground clubs in New York and Europe, including Love, Soundlab, and the legendary Mars, Sound Factory, Limelight and Save the Robots. In recent years, his work has been commissioned and performed by The Kronos Quartet, Ethel, VIA, and cellist Maya Beiser. In 2002 his music received an honorary award in the Ars Electronica Digital Musics category.
Mesinai is also an accomplished film composer. He was a Sundance Composers’ Lab fellow in 2004, and has scored feature films, documentaries, and short films, including Sorry Haters (official selection Toronto Film Festival), Romantico (offical selection Sundance Film Festival) and The Projectionist, for which he won the Herb Alpert Award for Excellence in Music for Film. His music has also been featured in films by Ridley Scott, Jonathan Demme and Darren Aronofsky.
CHRIS CONNELLY
How This Ends
CD Lens Records LENS0117
http://www.lensrecords.com
http://www.chrisconnelly.com
How This Ends is the 12th solo album by Chris Connelly, and it is certainly the most extreme. Picking up from where 2008’s Forgiveness & Exile tailed off. In some ways, this is an extension of that, where Chris uses an ensemble cast of musicians, orators and non-musicians to produce something that vacillates between an almost serenely melancholic paradise, and a terrifying hellish vortex of noise. There are no songs on How This Ends – rather one long poem that is both spoken and sung by Chris and his collaborators.
“I wanted to compose without any regard to the song-form. I enjoy writing songs, but I’ve done it, and I want to try and move forward. To me, my work now is all about the words, and coming up with the best sounds to augment these words. It doesn’t have to be a musical instrument. I have in my mind a very clear image, almost like an impressionistic film of what it should be like. The hard part is making sure that nothing is wasted, that every word can carry it’s own weight, and that the people I have asked to help are the right people”.
And the subject matter is no less grave than Forgiveness & Exile. Forgiveness (sic) was about torture and people being displaced from their homes in trying to escape fascism. How This Ends is about death, genocide, homicide by corrupt powers upon innocents. It’s about the people who didn’t make it, the ones who either tried, or were taken by surprise.
The ensemble cast is perhaps the most diverse Chris has assembled:
Coonagh (Sugar Bullet)
Tania Bowers (Via Tania)
James Marlon Magas (Magas, Lake of Dracula)
Gordon Sharp (Cindytalk)
Zak Boerger (These Wonderful Evils)
Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Ministry, Swans)
Brent Gutzeit (TV Pow)
Sanford Parker (Minsk, The High Confessions)
David Levine (Mucca Pazza)
2010 also sees the release of the first album by Chris’s new band THE HIGH CONFESSIONS with Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and Jeremy Lemos (White/Light).
CYCLOBE
Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window
LP Phantomcode NAOS 01
http://www.cyclobe.com
Limited Edition 180g 12″ Vinyl Album
Front cover artwork by Fred Tomaselli
Photograph of Cyclobe by Ruth Bayer
Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window is the long anticipated new album by Cyclobe. Essentially a duo comprising OSSIAN BROWN and STEPHEN THROWER, Cyclobe have created a thrilling and compelling collection of music, which moves effortlessly from realms of cavernous cacophony to moments of blissful delicacy.
The first new Cyclobe music to surface since their ‘death-concrét’ missile Paraparaparallelogrammatica (an album made in collaboration with NURSE WITH WOUND), Wounded Galaxies showcases major new developments, with contributions from Thighpaulsandra (synthesiser/piano), John Contreras (cello) Cliff Stapleton (hurdy-gurdy), and Michael J. York (duduk/pipes). Together, they’ve created an immersive pan-psychedelic dream warren, rich in detail and surprise.
Album opener ‘How Acla Disappeared From Earth’ rides on celestial waves of shimmering synthesisers and vocals, with York’s duduk providing rhapsodic arabesques. The album’s longest piece, ‘The Woods Are Alive With the Smell of His Coming’ (which was premiered in the United Kingdom at The Tate Gallery St. Ives, as a part of the exhibition ‘The Dark Monarch: Magick and Modernity in British Art’) is a 17-minute Pagan opus which fully manifests Cyclobe’s flair for endless invention, developing from a subtly shifting percussive motif, through multiple layers and dizzying cello crescendos, into a truly disorientating sonic invocation. Side Two commences with ‘We’ll Witness the Resurrection of Dead Butterflies (Three Moons)’, in which Stapleton’s hurdy-gurdy transmutes into a keening blizzard of sound. The haunting ‘Sleeper’, with its clustered piano chords and Brown’s beautiful, disembodied vocals, evokes an elegant otherworldliness that’s finally overwhelmed by the monstrous electronic paroxysm of ‘Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window’, concluding the album on surges of rapturous cosmic convulsion.
Wounded Galaxies’ front cover features a stunning artwork by the renowned American artist Fred Tomaselli, whose work has been exhibited at the Whitney and MoMA.
THROWER and BROWN are well known for their work in the legendary group COIL (Thrower played on the band’s seminal 1980s/early 1990s releases, while Brown was involved in their 21st century studio and live incarnations). Among other recent credits, Thrower plays in UNICAZÜRN and the improvising group THE AMAL GAMAL ENSEMBLE, whilst Brown appears on CURRENT 93’s recent, highly acclaimed album Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain.
Cyclobe’s unique and complex sound-world has been developing and mutating ever since their debut album released in 1999 Luminous Darkness and its unearthly successor The Visitors. With Wounded Galaxies, the group has not only produced their finest and most ambitious work to date, they’ve created an album which can stand tall with the year’s most innovative and exciting releases.
DEAD MEAT
The King + Early Recordings
Ltd. Ed. 7″ Single plus Digital Album Flingco Sound FSS-012
Release date: November 30
http://www.flingcosound.com
http://www.myspace.com/deadmeatdredbeats
The vinyl debut from Miami-to-San Francisco trio Dead Meat is a bold slice of rock. “The King” was the band’s contribution to the 2009 FSS free digital compilation They Don’t Know Unless You Tell Them and it drew plenty of notice with it’s mid-tempo rumble.  The track has been remixed for even greater impact and is accompanied by the filthy psych clangor of “Electric Head” and “Rubber Snake.”
In addition to the three tracks on the single; Early Recordings, a 25 minute, 9 track digital album of the Dead Meat recordings to date has been compiled. The trio have absorbed the asphalt drag of primo-era Touch & Go/ Amrep, the swampland shudder of Scientists, and the dead-eyed stare of Joy Division and combined them with a concise and direct delivery all their own. Six of the nine songs on Early Recordings clock in under 2:50. This is what Dead Meat offer those bored to death by indie rock anemia and listless “experimentation.”
500 copies of the 7″ have been printed and each single includes a fold out insert and a download code for Early Recordings. The digital album is also available separately.
These recordings were mastered and the single was cut to lacquer by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.
“Štwo chord stomps of the hung-over and on-edge. ŠAll give you dread and catharsis.” Ben Ratliff New York Times, March 14, 2010
“Gotta love the singer’s hateful howl, the way the guitars slide like suicide blades across the ear holes, and beats that throw you into a high-volume pummel.” SF Weekly Jan. 22, 2010
“The band’s name suggests hostility, while signifying mortality, and rightly so: This is not happy music. Droning heavy psych-rock with sociopathic undertones might describe their sound as they seem to dwell in the dark recesses of the mind. For those of you with some demons to exorcise, Dead Meat might be your go-to shaman.” Ryan Villarreal SF Gate, Jan. 21, 2010
Dead Meat
Joe Santarpia – vocals, guitar, bass
James Mcneal – bass, guitar, vocals
Roberto Pagano – drums
DEAD VOICES ON AIR
From Afar All Stars Spark and Glee
CD Lens Records LENS0118
http://www.lensrecords.com
http://www.myspace.com/deadvoicesonair
From the poem Apprehension:

“Only from afar all stars spark and glee; Only from afar we admire all.”

From Afar All Stars Spark And Glee is a landscape of blurred atmospheric coils – shards that manage to sound simultaneously recognizable and from another place. It features his Download and Beehatch colleague Phil Western on two tracks and American-Serbian singer Ivana Salipur on the title track, a homage to the Serbian poet Desanka Maksimovic (1898-1993). The album is presented in a digipak featuring photographs from the timeless landscape of Patagonia by Argentinean artist Marco Roberti.
This is the fourteenth album by Dead Voices on Air and the second to be released in 2010. It’s been a busy year for MARK SPYBEY, touring as Dead Voices On Air and with Download in North America and working on projects with fellow Zoviet-France alumni Robin Storey as Reformed Faction. Mark has just released an album with the Austin, Texas based musician Tony D’Oporto under the name Gnome and Spybey. Mark is also working with Simon Fisher-Turner and will be recording later this year with Chris Connelly.
Dead Voices on Air are touring North America as part of the Subconscious Records Beyond Fest with Download and others this Fall and again in early 2011.
Spybey is one of those quiet, head down collaborators who folks seem to want to work with. Over the years he was part of Can guitarist Michael Karoli’s band Sofortkontakt! He’s toured with Michael Rother of Neu! and Dieter Moebius of Cluster and remixed Faust. He made albums with James Plotkin and worked with Mick Harris of Scorn. During his time in Vancouver, he became part of Download and has remained in close musical contact with cEvin Key and Phil Western. He’s released music with labels such as Klangbad, Kranky, Soleilmoon, Nettwerk, Invisible, Scratch, Spoon, Tourettes and Lens – now home to Dead Voices on Air.
FELIX KUBIN & ENSEMBLE INTEGRALES
Echohaus
LP/CD Dekorder 049
Release date: December 13
http://www.dekorder.com
http://www.felixkubin.com
This latest project by the Hamburg-based musician, composer, and futurist, Felix Kubin, (his second release on Dekorder) is a collaboration with the contemporary music chamber group, ensemble Intégrales, and the reknowned German underground pop producer and sound engineer, Tobias Levin.
Echohaus was recorded in and around Levin’s Electric Avenue studio in the basement of WESTWERK, a former squat and cultural centre for non-commercial art and music in Hamburg. A special recording technique was developed for the project whereby the musicians played simultaneously in separate rooms, connected to one and other only by headphones. This was done in order to achieve a lively,”cinematic” sound that made use of the particular dynamics of the rooms and amplified mechanical details. The rooms, each of which had a different acoustic character, were used as natural echo chambers. Kubin and ensemble Intégrales’ artistic director, Burkhard Friedrich, provided the musicians with simple graphic scores or basic descriptions of the compositions; all subsequent material was developed on the fly. Kubin was in the mixing room giving instructions and suggestions, while the musicians played and improvised, adding their own ideas to the project.
No artificial reverb or effects were added to the recordings. The different types of rooms and microphones, noises inside and outside of the studio, as well as the unusual interrelationship between the physically isolated players became part of the process. All the tracks were recorded in one take without any additional layers or track-by-track recordings. After a five-day recording session Kubin and Levin created various mixes which Kubin then edited over a period of several months.
The final results mark yet another radical departure from Kubin’s trademark Sci-Fi Pop sound, blending the aesthetics of academic contemporary music, film soundtracks and improvised music with a strong focus on room-specific natural acoustics.
Felix Kubin has released highly acclaimed albums on A-Musik, Dekorder and his own Gagarin label. He has recently been featured on the front cover of The Wire magazine, released his first short movie collection, directed several radio plays and is currently finishing the production on his forthcoming Sci-Fi Pop album.
Ensemble Intégrales was founded by Burkhard Friedrich and Barbara Lüneburg. Their repertoire includes classics by Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Alfred Schnittke, Giacinto Scelsi, Steve Reich, Alvin Lucier, György Ligeti, Frederic Rzewski, James Tenney, Morton Feldman, Cornelius Cardew, Mauricio Kagel and new music from China, Austria and the UK.
Tobias Levin is a German producer and engineer. The bands and musicians he has recorded range from pop to avantgarde, including Tocotronic, To Rococo Rot, Faust, Tied & Tickled Trio, Christian Naujoks, Chrstoph Kurzmann & John Butcher, Lol Coxhill or  Kreidler. He is specialized in recording special live situations working mostly on productions with groups. He is also a founding member of legendary avant pop group Cpt. Kirk &.
GHEDALIA TAZARTES
Ante-Mortem
CD Hinterzimmer Hint09
http://www.hinterzimmer-records.com
Ante-Mortem is a new Ghédalia Tazartès studio album.
Ghédalia Tazartès was born 1947 in Paris, where he still lives, to Turkish parents. He is one of those long time activists who do not have a tremendous list of releases. Within the 31 years since his first musical oeuvre – Diasporas in 1979 – he only released 9 albums and a few EPs. Nonetheless he is praised as being one of the most creative European experimental artists and is often mentioned as an important influence on a lot of todays underground music exponents. Of course he was on the legendary Nurse With Wound-listŠ
Ghédalia Tazartès’ music has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to – existing or invented – ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in flux and coherent. Or like André Glucksmann wrote: “Ghédalia Tazartès is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. He paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker (Š) Ghédalia is the orchestra and a pop group all in one person; the solitary opera explodes himself into an infinity of characters. The self is multitude and others. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. The permanent metamorphosis is a principle of composition, it escapes control, refuses classification. Off Limits, music descends, cries and screams when it touches the ground.”
Hinterzimmer Records is extremely proud to release one of Ghédalia Tazartès’ major works of the last 20 years, Ante-Mortem. Although simply named 1 to 23, the CD bears a collection of very diverse tracks, a couple of them connected in a thematical frame, others simply standing for themselves. What holds them all together is first and all Tazartes’ archetypical voice. One could say that Ante-Mortem contains some of his harshest ever tracks as well as a couple of his most humorous ones. Generally it is more than exciting to hear that  some parts of Ante-Mortem could as well have been created around the same time as his masterpiece Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil – his music sounds as timeless as it did  30 years ago. Nobody else ever sounded like Tazartes. Ante-Mortem sounds like Tazartes at its best.
HANNO LEICHTMANN
The African Twintower Suite
LP/CD Dekorder 048
Release date: December 13
http://www.dekorder.com
http://www.myspace.com/hannoleichtmann
October 2005: Seminal German director CHRISTOPH SCHLINGENSIEF (R.I.P. 2010) shoots his latest feature film The African Twintowers in Lüderitz/Namibia with Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Patti Smith……..
Autumn 2006: Schlingensief approaches Berlin musician/composer Hanno Leichtmann (Groupshow, Static, Denseland) regarding a soundtrack for the film. There were hours and hours of raw material; the concept being a movie with few dialogues and music throughout – a 90 minute psychedelic collage; an associative visual and sonic trip.
With the help of John Nijenhuis aka Sir Henry as well as a trio of musicians playing Indian music (tabla, sitar, tampura), they started to improvise in Leichtmann’s recording studio projecting film sequences on a wall. Within 4 days and nights an enormous amount of tracks had been recorded and several rough mixes had been compiled.
After a while though, Schlingensief decided to shift the concept. The film transformed into an art installation with 18 monitors showing sequences simultaneously (presented at the Berlinale and Steirischer Herbst), and later on, a kind of “Making of…” with 90% off-comments by Christoph Schlingensief and very little music was made.
Thus, The African Twintower Suite represents a lost soundtrack; compiling the most interesting recordings, newly edited, layered, collaged, shortened and mixed between 2009 and 2010.
KANGDING RAY
Pruitt Igoe
12″ EP raster-noton R-N 124
http://www.raster-noton.net
http://www.kangdingray.com
Anticipating Kangding Ray’s forthcoming album, due this winter, comes Pruitt Igoe – a 4 track EP on which both Alva Noto and Ben Frost have been invited by Kangding Ray to produce sonic variations on a contemporary architectural myth. The EP’s title Pruitt Igoe is taken from a gigantic social housing project, completed in 1955 in the U.S. City of St Louis, Missouri, and often regarded as a symbol of the modernist architecture failure. Designed according to the principles of modernism, and by the same architect who would later build the World Trade
Center, the project saw a disastrous and violent decline after only a few years, plagued with vandalism and massive criminality, leading to its complete destruction from 1972 onwards. Footage of its demolition are visibly featured in the 1983 movie “Koyaanisqatsi”, scored by Phillip Glass.
Pruitt Igoe is more than a post-modern icon, it represents an ancestral movement of hope and disillusion, of perfectly planned models and evaporated dreams. It serves as a judicious metaphor for our era, where the feeling of imbalance and doubt has replaced the certainity of eternal progress and endless economical growth.
This movement is reflected by the two sides of the record: on the A side, the original track and its remodel by Alva Noto, both represent the planning and construction phase, based on a clear structure and a hypnotic loop of women chanting in the streets of a small town in North India. On the B-side, Ben Frost and Kangding Ray undertake the demolition process – slicing beats, destroying structures and emphasising the beauty of collapse.
LEMUR
Aigéan
CD +3db 011
http://plus3db.net/artists/lemur0
Lemur presents their latest position in the quest for a new improvised chamber music: Acoustic sound-oriented music from four highly original players.
Bjørnar Habbestad: Flute
Hilde Sofie Tafjord: Horn
Lene Grenager: Cello
Michael Francis Duch: Double bass
Aigéan is Lemur’s awaited follow-up of the acclaimed debut IIIIIIII from two years ago. Continuing their work to develop an improvised chamber music with an emphasis on sonic experimentation and ensemble character, the ensemble delivers a darker and more fragile album. More open to explore the particulars in each piece, the ensemble seems to strenghten their sound and delivers a truly insisting and strongly crafted album.
Lemur has found their position as one of Europe’s truly original improvising ensembles. The four instrumentalists combine their work from classic composition, noise, chamber music and free jazz making a highly surprising and unique blend of contemporary sound and attitude. Since their first performances in 2006 the ensemble has done a series of tours in Scandinavia, Europe and Asia – to great acclaim.


LORENZO SENNI
Dunno
CD Presto P!?014
http://www.prestorecords.com
http://www.myspace.com/lorenzosenni
Produced, edited, mixed by Lorenzo Senni and mastered by Marcus Schmickler, Dunno is the very first official release from 27-year old Italian founder of Presto!?; his previous release Early Works (2007) is a collection of old re-edited tracks mainly influenced by early laptop heroes Mego style.
Now with Dunno we have a pure computer music record where digital psychedelia meets brutal pulasr synthesis trains and sharp FM streams. Built up with a double approach, Dunno, is something between vintage experimentalism of the computer music pioneers and the new digital brutality of fat, acid glissandos and shepard tones in rave style. Using a large palette of computer synthesized sounds and a sophisticated musical awareness he creates ten tracks of beautiful artificial energies and abstract pleasure (Rolf Delley, QJ)
Lorenzo Senni (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist and composer residing in Milan. He studied Musicology at Alma Mater Studiorum University in Bologna and he is author of electronic audio works. Using different kind of real-time digital sound synthesis combined with old evergreen software from the seventies-eighties he spits out abstract streams of radical computer music. Now he is involved in computer music studies and he is working on a long term project focused on “the evolution of the laser use in electronic music performances” . His research interests include algorithmic methods in the arts. He has toured throughout Europe and Japan, collaborates with theatre companies as Orthographe and Pathosformel and supported concerts by KTL, John Wiese, EVOL, Dave Phillips. He is founder of Presto!?, label who collaborated with artists such as Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Marcus Schmickler, John Wiese, Lasse Marhaug, Alberto De Campo, Werner Dafeldecker, EVOL, Lawrence English, John Hudak, just to name a few.
MICHAEL FRANCIS DUCH
Edges
CD +3db 010
http://plus3db.net/artists/michael_duch

First solo album from bass player extraordinaire Michael Francis Duch, exploring 1960’s experimental works as vehicles for contemporary improvisation.

Duch is a highly generous musician and improvisor. This is equally audible as he moves in the outskirts of reductionism, flirts with noise, engages in the domain of contemporary composition or happily endulges in the joys of free jazz. Mixing a keen and exploring sense of sound with firm and insisting formal thinking, he approaches his bass both as a source of personal expression and as a tool to discover new ways of music making.
Having performed internationally over the last ten years and contributed to more than 20 recordings, Michael brings a wide range of influences to his current project: A quest to revisit, test and bring new life into the sparse scores of early experimental music. These works, although composed as tools to inform non-improvisors challenged to leave the conventions of traditional notation, are being set up as vehicles to rearticulate the ideas of a full fledged free improvisor.
Duch’s album is the first in a new series from +3db called Music for ONE – showcasing artists working with different forms, strategies and approaches to improvising in a solo format.
Biography:
Michael Francis Duch (1978) was born and raised in Trondheim, Norway. He is currently a research fellow at the University of Trondheim doing research on Free Improvisation and the use of improvisation in experimental music. Duch plays in a trio with Rhodri Davies and John Tilbury, the rock band Dog & Sky, the improvquartet Lemur with Bjørn Habbestad, Hilde Sofie Tafjord and Lene Grenager, dronetrio Tricycle with Anita Kaasbøll and Nicos Veliotis, acoustiv post noise duo Origami Tacet with Tore Bøe, and different other constellations. Ad hoc collaborations with Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, Sachiko M, Mark Wastell, Mattin, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brötzmann, Jaap Blonk, Gert-Jan Prins, Christian Wolff, Tony Conrad, Cadillac, the Kulta Beats and Salvatore amongst others.
PHILIPPE PETIT
Scores Henry : The Iron Man
LP Aagoo Records AGO030
http://www.aagoo.com
http://www.myspace.com/philippepetit
Aagoo Records (NYC) presents the re-release of Philippe Petit’s acclaimed first album, HENRY: THE IRON MAN. Originally released on CD by Beta Lactam Ring Records in 2009, this seminal work is now available on glorious vinyl.
Petit considers himself a “musical travel agent” and Henry marks his maiden voyage over soundscapes of the unconscious. Inspired one night while sleepwalking on a lost country road, Philippe dreamt that Shinya Tsukamoto was working on a blurred remake of Eraserhead, and in the dream, Petit knew that he was to score the soundtrack of Henry’s mutation into an Iron Man. And so this dream sowed the seed for an album that Petit would make real. A visceral musical voyage — an intricate and imaginative soundtrack, gathering both organic and sonic elements and giving life to a noisy magma where unexpected clicks stumbled over interferences — where digital accidents happened, and drones and acoustic resonances filled the spaces in time.
Exploiting the physical virtues of vinyl, Petit manipulates the material, fondling cracks and releasing noises until they resonate into a vertiginous movement of sound. The result is both sonic and visual: a conjuring of flashes, grainy black and white pops, behind-the-scenes close-ups, and rapid nightmarish stop-motion effects.

Henry: The Iron Man is not only about Henry’s transformation; it’s a journey for the listener who transforms as well.

« As an aural journey, Henry: The Iron Man is quite an achievement + an opportunity to really focus on Petit’s work and experience his creativity and original techniques. » ALL MUSIC GUIDE (2010)
« Even without using any of the original source material, Petit combines the schizophrenic noise chaos of Eraserhead with the abstract industrial dystopia of Tetsuo, and the combination works out very well. The symbolism is wonderful here. » BRAINWASHED (Jan 2010)
» A complete and total form of artistic expression. Strange, creepy, unsettling… dark and hypnotic. TOP PICK. » BABYSUE (Jan 2010)


RV PAINTINGS
Samoa Highway
LP The Helen Scarsdale Agency HMS019
http://www.helenscarsdale.com
http://www.digitalisindustries.com/foxyd/features.php?which=282
RV Paintings were born in California. Humboldt County, to be exact. It is nearly impossible to imagine their origins being elsewhere since the brothers BRIAN and JON PYLE, who currently pilot RV Paintings, constantly mine the metaphysical properties of their homeland through a heavy-lidded psychedelia. The redwood trees that majestically rise from the rugged terrain may have been one of the endemic objects that inspired RV Paintings to “jam nature;” but Humboldt County’s other major cash crop — marijuana — cannot be far behind. As much as the Pyle brothers channel a psychotropic animism through sound, their diaphanous drones and foggy ambient tangles spring from a schematic intelligence that belies any method acting of getting stoned and jamming in a room.
Samoa Highway is the second full album for RV Paintings, following the nature jam transmissions of Trinity Rivers published by Root Strata in 2007 and a well-suited split LP with Taiga Remains from Blackest Rainbow. Just as the debut payed homage to the rugged river system that cuts through forests and mountains of the region, Samoa Highway refers to the lengthy bridge that runs between two coastal communities in Humboldt County, one of which houses a municipal airport. A swarm of drone guitars announces the opening of the record on “Millions,” with a shoegaze wash collapsing into rarified tone purity and bulging through a metallic buzz. Field recordings of airplane take-off and firework explosions punctuate the undulating bleary smear of the Pyle brothers’ guitars. The result is one of levitation, even as RV Paintings seem to be plugging their guitars and electronics directly into the moss, soil, and mycelia of the Humboldt forest. Echo-soaked flutes, maudlin strings, scabrous noises unearthed from the bottom of the Pacific, and a cinematic arcs of guitar shimmer complete the beautiful and haunted miasma of Samoa Highway that falls somewhere between Taj Mahal Travellers, Organum, and The Caretaker.
Brian Pyle may be best known as one of the founders of the Starving Weirdos and records his solo work as Ensemble Economique. Samoa Highway stands the first piece of vinyl published by Helen Scarsdale Agency and includes a code for a digital download. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies.
THE EX
Catch My Shoe
LP/CD Ex Records EX123LP
http://www.theex.nl
Some statistics: THE EXs 25th CD/LP release on their own Ex Records and 123rd release
in total. Catch My Shoe is the first CD with their new singer Arnold de Boer.
The songs range from The Ex versions of high energy Gurage music from Ethiopia (“Eyoleyo”)
to hypnotic full on dance tunes like “24 Problems” and “Double Order”.
The sound is unmistakably The Ex but with new vocals and Konono style catchy guitar riffs
from Arnold and crunchy baritone guitar melodies from Terrie and Andy all propelled along
by Kat’s relentless driving “African” beats.
The songs range in subject matter from climate confusion, unexpectedly throwing surprise
objecs, optical illusions, deceitful cropdusters, ice picks and late trains.
“In a decade when everyone from the Incredible String Band to the Jesus Lizard has staged
a comeback, The Ex top them all; not only are they still together thirty years after they
first came together as a punk quartet playing gigs in Amsterdam squats, they’ve never
compromised their values, and their music has never sucked.
Key to their success is a commitment to constant change and improvisational acumen that
enable them to turn circumstances that might break a lesser band into opportunities for
growth.” Bill Meyer, Chicago
Recorded in Chicago at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini, March 22-24 2010.
Mixed in Amsterdam in Andys room by The Ex.
Mastered in Chicago at Chicago Mastering Service by Bob Weston.
TILBURY/DUCH/DAVIES
Cornelius Cardew: Works 1960-70
CD +3db 012
http://www.plus3db.net

John Tilbury: Piano
Rhodri Davies: Harp
Michael Francis Duch: Double bass

Six stellar performances of Cornelius Cardews chamber music – A clear, crisp and openminded reading of the enfant terrible of british experimental music.
Cornelius Cardews music from the 1960’s is arguably from his most creative and experimental period as a composer, beginning with Autumn 60 and ending with the last paragraphs of The Great Learning in 1970. This recording is a document of the tension in Cardew’s production. A portrait of the composer leaving the avant garde he got to know from his work with Stockhausen and John Cage and entering the scene of improvised music as he would get to know it in AMM.
JOHN TILBURY (1936) is “The grand old man” of british improvisation music. Tilbury is considered one of the foremost intepreters of Morton Feldman’s music, and since 1980 he has been a member of the free improvisation group AMM. He worked with Cornelius Cardew and has written the biography Cornelius Cardew – A Life Unfinished, published in 2008.
RHODRI DAVIES (1971) is a harpist particularly interested in exploring noise, silence and abstract sound on his accoustic and amplified instrument. He has been very active on the London improvisation scene since 1995, and performed vividly in Europe, Japan, Canada and USA.
MICHAEL FRANCIS DUCH (1978) was borned and raised in Trondheim, Norway. He is currently a research fellow at the University of Trondheim doing research on Free Improvisation and the use of improvisation in experimental music.
TOMAS KORBER / GERT-JAN PRINS
RI 1.5442
CD Cavity 03
http://www.tomaskorber.com
http://www.gjp.info
Tomas Korber: guitar, electronics
Gert-Jan Prins: electronics
recorded at “la Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans”, France, July 2009
recording equipment provided by Fred Bühl
mastering by Tomas Korber
artwork by Gert-Jan Prins
thanks to: the team of Nuit Bleue,
NFPK, The Hague, The Netherlands
limited release: 337 copies
Collaborative audio project by two masters of radical electronics and long line composition who have been working together since 2008. Sprawling over the full 74 minutes of a Compact Disc, RI 1.5442 offers a powerful yet subtle approach in the time and energy domain. It was recorded in an afternoon session during the Nuit Bleue event at The Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks), a historical, utopian building complex by architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in
Arc-et-Senans in eastern France.
TOMAS KORBER works as a composer, producer and improvising musician. His primary focus lies in the areas of experimental electro-acoustic music, songwriting and music for film and theater. In addition to his work as a solo artist, he has collaborated with uncountable musicians from all around the world and has performed extensively across Europe, Japan and North America. Korber has studied psychology and computer science at the University of Zurich and holds a Master of Science degree.
GERT-JAN PRINS is an artist who focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic ‘noise’. In his work, Prins makes connections with modern electronic club culture, occupying a radical position with his investigation of electronic sound and its relationship to the visual. Prins has created electronic systems with circuits from transmitter- and receiver techniques, which produces complex feedback sounds . Prins does regularly solo concerts, many collaborations and is a member of Synchronator, and M.I.M.E.O.
URAL UMBO
Fog Tapes
LP Hinterzimmer Hint10
http://www.hinterzimmer-records.com
http://www.myspace.com/uralumbo
Ural Umbo was formed in 2008 by Reto Mäder (Bern/Switzerland) and Steven Hess (Chicago/USA).
Following their mystical, dark and haunting self titled debut album on Utech Records (home of Aluk Todolo, Horseback, Final, Skullflower, Runhild Gammelsaeter, James Plotkin…), Ural Umbo return with their follow-up release, an even more dense, forward-thinking, nebulous post doom record. Ural Umbo cannot conceal their love for the modern forms of Doom and Black Metal. Still, they are far away from just adding another part to the Experimental Metal or Drone Doom catalogue. They rather focus on film score-ish compositions, bizzare atmospheres and haunting melodies coming from somewhere beyond, plus they use a broad spectrum of instruments instead of limiting themselves to downtuned metal guitars or sluggish drums.
As the name Fog Tapes implies, the basic tracks were recorded directely to analog tapes. In a second step they enriched the raw material with layers of filigree percussion from bowed cymbals, wind chimes, glockenspiel and the like. This resulted in an organic and hypnotic mixture of lurking electro-acoustics, atmospheric black metal approaches, epic drones, slowly evolving melodies, doom mantras and an overall psychedelic atmosphere. Sometimes it sounds like a poltergeist tapping and scraping in the speakers. But even when Fog Tapes is monolithical in its nature, the overall sound is surprisingly fresh and suffused with light.
Reto Mäder: Bass guitar, strings, organ, synthesizer, horns, kalimba, percussion, drums, tapes, electronics, edits
Steven Hess: Drums, percussion, electronics, tapes, edits
Recorded 2009-2010 in Bern and Chicago. Mixed & mastered by Reto Mäder at Hinterzimmer Bern in 2010. Cut by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. Cover and poster insert photographies by Rik Garrett. 8 Tracks, 43:39.
RETO MÄDER works solo as RM74 and also in the groups Sum Of R and Pendulum Nisum. In 2006 he collaborated with Ralf Wehowsky/RLW for the Crouton release Pirouetten. He produced albums for Rhys Chatham (The Bern Project, 2009) and for Herpes Ö DeLuxe (Kielholen, 2007). Since 2006 Reto Mäder runs the label Hinterzimmer Records together with Roger Ziegler.
STEVEN HESS performs with Haptic, On, Locrian as well as solo. He collaborated with the likes of Stefan Németh, Pan American, Christian Fennesz, Robert Hampson, Helge Sten, Martin Seiwert, Greg Davis, Machinefabriek, Jon Mueller and appeared on recordings by Dropp Ensemble, David Daniell + Douglas McCombs, Male, Sylvain Chauveau and Fessenden to name a few.
WRNLRD
Death Drive EP
Ltd. Ed. 10″ EP / Digital EP Flingco Sound FSS0011
Release date: November 30
http://www.flingcosound.com
http://www.wrnlrd.com
As Blodarstid blog observed, Wrnrld is “almost certainly among the more obscure black metal projects currently active within the US, truly existing outside of any ‘scene’ and creating for the purpose of self above all else.” Wrnlrd is also a visual artist who designs the artwork for all the releases.
The Wrnrld monolith began emitting signals in the form of CDs in 2005, releasing them under its own Order of the Cloven Eye imprint. The Oneiromantical War LP was the inaugural release on FSS in 2008.
Where does Wrnlrd fit into the schema of extreme music? Whatever box you is throw the new EP into (black metal, experimental metal, outsider, one man band, whatever…) Death Drive easily escapes. It could be the pedal steel guitar on “Midnight Drive”, squelchy tones on “Grave Dowser”, the wobbly piano piece “Luster” or the accordion intro to the title track that does it. The common thread in Death Drive remains the gnarled darkness that characterize the four CDs and 2 LPs in the Wrnlrd catalog. Wrnlrd continues to stand alone. “Midnight Ride” features guest vocals from Dwid Hellion of the legendary hardcore band Integrity.
Wrnlrd recorded in Arlington, VA between May and December 2009. Other recordings were made between March and May 2010 in Chicago, Louisville and Gent, Belgium
Death Drive is available as a limited edition 10″ EP, in a die-cut sleeve with a fold out poster and patch included with a download code for a digital copy of the EP. It is also available as a digital EP.
Jason Ward mastered the tracks and cut the lacquer at Chicago Mastering Service.
Virginian black metal auteur Wrnlrd  continues to make some of the most dazzling and experimental material the genre could permit. – Boomkat Oct. 27, 2009
Ultimately, this music has power regardless of what you call it. – Anthony Abboreno, Invisible Oranges March 15, 2010
…every Wrnlrd record seems to blow our mind more than the last. – Aquarius Records, Nov. 6, 2009
Myrmidon conjures the full spectrum of metallic elements: guttural growls and epic female (I think – is “Buccinator” a woman’s name?) shrieks; riffs of classic grandeur; sun-slaying solos; and a forest of guitar thorns that close in on you at the end. It’s all arranged and played with frightening power; you will find it to be quite diabolically awesome. You have no say in the matter anyway – as Wrnlrd’s mysterious blog instructs, “Whatever your diamond says to do… you do it without question.” – RCRD LBL Oct. 10, 2010
Buccinator: Throat
Iksnis: Lead Guitar, Piano, Accordion
Wrnlrd: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Computer
Additional Musicians on “Midnight Ride”:
Dwid Hellion: Vocals
Bill Hanks: Pedal Steel
Discography
Mask of Hate CD [Order of the Cloven Eye] 2005
Madlthr CD [Order of the Cloven Eye] 2006
In From the Night Herd CD [Order of the Cloven Eye] 2007
Cperadt CD [Order of the Cloven Eye / Small Sacrifice] 2007
Pentagon CD [Order of the Cloven Eye] 2007
“Oneiromatical War” on Various Artists  Drone Season III CD [Brise-Cul] 2007
Wrnlrd-Buer  Avulsion 3 inch CDR [Brise-Cul] 2007
Oneiromantical War LP/ Digital Album [FSS] 2008
“Hoax 1” and “Hoax 2” on Various Artists The Black Box Soundbox [FSS] 2009
Aenmity Shining  Digital EP [Order of the Cloven Eye] 2008
Myrmidon LP/ Digital Album [FSS] 2009
GREIE GUT FRAKTION
22/10 DE – Volksbühne, Berlin
LOKAI
Oct 23 BE Brussels, Plastic Club
Jan 03 ES Madrid, La Casa Encendida
May 22 BE Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum
OVAL
Oct 29 DE Heidelberg, Enjoy Jazz Festival
Nov 04 DE Berlin, About Blank
Nov 20 RU Moskow, Dom
Nov 27 PT Porto, Passos Manuel
Dec 16 DE Berlin, Berghain
RADIAN
Nov 06 AT Weis, Music Unlimited
REINHOLD FRIEDL / ZEITKRATZER
Nov 03, 04 & 05 DE Zeitkratzer, SWR Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe & @ Berlin Jazzfestival
with Terje Rypdal & Palle Mekkelborg
Dec 01 FR Reinhold Friedl: Inside-Piano, Paris, Les instants chavirés
Dec 15 SR Reinhold Friedl: Inside-Piano, Belgrade
Thanks for reading & best wishes
Dense Promotion
Ed Benndorf
Weserstr. 165
12045 Berlin
T: +49 30 288 60 500
http://www.dense.de
http://www.rumpsti-pumsti.com
Oct 262010
 

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