Mar 302012
 

Hello,

SND’s Mark Fell inaugurates Editions Mego’s newly minted Sensate Focus label this week, delivering another advanced lesson in abstract House architecture which recalls SND’s mighty ‘Tender Love’ album, fused with an appropriation of deep, classic Chicago House. There are rumours of more ‘club-friendly’ material with Fell’s involvement on the horizon – which is a supremely good thing in our books. Great twelve from the seemingly unstoppable Editions Mego family – a big recommendation.

Type Records, meanwhile, swing back to abstract, avant realms with Mike Shiflet’s visceral, complex album ‘Merciless’. The follow-up to ‘Sufferers’ features tricky max/msp processing and detailed manipulations of string drone provided by C Spencer Yeh, among others, creating an otherworldly, unpredictably individual soundsphere bound to be appreciated by lovers of far-reaching experiemental composition. Limited initial copies on red wax for the collectors.

Hamburg’s legendary Golden Pudel club has made a small number of CD’s available of a classic Demdike Stare set at the club from last year, available here for a limited time, and featuring 50 minutes of material housed in a card slipcase featuring the original flyer art.

Nate Young jangled our nerves good and proper with his hazardously soporific Regression volumes for Ideal and NNA Tapes, the latter featuring highly in our top albums list for last year. His third and final edition lands this week on the obscure Japanese Rockatansky Records and it’s every bit as essential as the others. High voltage electronics are carved into 20 auditory hallucinations of the most rarified ilk, strongly recommended to followers of Decimus, Demdike, early electronics or Industrial library records.

Some of you might want to turn away now: Vinyl-On-Demand unleash another stack of opulent reissues this week. Best of the lot is their 2nd collection scanning of John Duncan’s deeply abstract and far reaching oeuvre 1978-1985 – 5LPs +7″ of intriguing avant-garde conceptualism, and there’s also editions of Paul Nova’s coldwave holy grail ‘Trees Without Leaves’ including bonus, unreleased material, and the ultra-rare output of unhinged Frenchman Lucas Trouble to sink your teeth into. All are limited and produced with the highest attention to detail.

If you’ve checked out the Carter Tutti Void album, or indeed if you’re a long time follower of Throbbing Gristle, you should head straight for the excellent debut from Control Unit, an album of deeply abstract and unhinged/modified cold wave tropes, imbued with corrupted guitar noise and an eerie, isolated production style which dark souls among you will clock with relish. The same Italian imprint, Backwards, also delivers a darkly blissful side of hypnotic ambient atmospheres by Fabio Orsi, limited to 200 copies only and recalling the work of Fennesz and Wolfgang Voigt’s seminal Gas work. Promising start from a label to watch.

“Hauntology before it’s time” is how David Toop sums up his 1981 collab with Steve Beresford and David Cunningham as General Strike. (Re)issued on vinyl for the first time, it’s a lost classic of 4th world futurism tripping time zones and styles with a learned awareness and uniquely British sense of patchworked psychedelia.

Also out this week: a new album of perception-challenging composition by important American Avant-Garde figure Philip Corner, Move D and Juju & Jordash with their debut ‘Magic Mountain High’ twelve for the Workshop label, plus new releases and reissues from Lone, Omar S, Jimmy Edgar, Dark Sky, Nurse With Wound, LHF, Ramp, Addison Groove, Tempa, Clark, Ben Chasny, Lotus Plaza, Talk Talk, Amit, Skudge, Presk, Moodymann, Tobias vs Villalobos, Soundway, Sofrito plus the amazing debut from The Lost Rivers, a precious double vinyl edition of 23 Skidoo’s classic ‘Seven Songs’, and the forthcoming ‘R.I.P’ album from Actress, now available to pre-order!

Have yourselves a fabulous week…

Peace! nekkers..xx

Albums of the Week



MIKE SHIFLET
Merciless (Limited Vinyl Edition)
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
Type Recordings
LP // £11.99

*Limited edition pressing, initial stock comes on transparent red vinyl if you’re fast…* As promised, Type follow up Mike Shiflet’s ‘Sufferers’ side with a further exposition of his individual and far-reaching sound palette. A member of C Spencer Yeh’s revolving Burning Star Core unit, and a prolific collaborator with the likes of Daniel Menche, Chris Corsano, Pete Swanson and many more, Shiflet has honed an intensely visceral feel for tone and texture which makes his records so intriguing to lovers of experimental composition and music making. With some production/audio mastering assists from fellow Columbus, Ohio-based musician Joe Panzner, on ‘Merciless’ Shiflet engages with corrosive textures from the off, enticing us in with fractured small sounds on ‘Feeble Breaths’ before weaving a lattice of quick-drying fibreglass strands over your cochlea which become infested with scuttling, insipid rhythms and abstract noise abrasions designed by Panzner on the lloopp software for max/msp. This induction, by contrast, makes the second half piece of evolving horror drones in ‘Exodus And Exile’ that much more affective, while the 2nd side plays through as one longer, queasy composition veering from cacophonous noise to wheezing drone and chilly isolation with added cassette manipulation by Jason Zeh, Cello by Marina Peterson and Violin from C. Spencer Yeh.



DEMDIKE STARE
15 Mai 2011: Live at Golden Pudel Club
ELECTRONIC
PUDEL PRODUKTE
CD // £6.99

So here it is – a unique 59-minute live performance by Demdike Stare recorded at Hamburg’s infamous Golden Püdel Club, released by the clubs own Pudel Produkte imprint. Unlike their numerous mixes, this is a recording of a live set, comprising original material from their archives woven with select source material and a lulling, hypnotic sense of purpose. Those familiar with Demdike’s material should be able to discern traces of individual tracks, but unless you’ve witnessed one of their live shows, you’ve likely never heard them assembled like this. Limited copies – grab one while you can.



NATE YOUNG
Regression Vol. 3: Other Days
ELECTRONIC
ROCKATANSKY RECORDS
CD // £14.99

The second volume in this series was one of our top five albums of 2011, so we’re pretty excited to finally have the third and final volume of petrifying somnambulant tremors from the Wolf Eyes frontman Nate Young. We made no bones about our love of the first two issues in the series, for Ideal and NNA Tapes respectively, and we’ll make none about this one: it’s just supremely original and grows with every fresh listen. With an elemental mastery of pure, high voltage electronics, Young carves clangourous, abstract shapes from tape loops, electronics and synthesizer, creating 20 auditory hallucinations of a visceral and disturbingly possessed character. We’ve already gushed at length over the first two volumes, so suffice it to say we’re massively into this one, too. Fans of owt from Decimus to Industrial sound FX library records, to Daphne Oram or Demdike Stare will have to make time for this incredible series – we just can’t recommend it highly enough.



PAUL NOVA
Trees without Leaves (Extended Edition)
SYNTHWAVE / ELECTRO
Vinyl On Demand
2LP // £22.99

**Limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies housed in gatefold jacket** Paul Nova’s ‘Trees Without Leaves’ is a bona fide holy grail of minimal/coldwave-pop. Original (limited to 500) copies now fetch over £200 so there’s much credit due to Vinyl-on-Demand for this pristine double LP reissue packed out with more than 30 minutes of recently discovered and previously unreleased tracks. It’s all the work of one Paul Nova, who first cut his teeth with Bizarre Unit, who released a solitary 7″ back in 1981. Not long after, in 1982, the group disbanded and Paul founded Exhibit One Records to release a series of 7″s leading up to 1984’s ‘Trees Without Leaves’, an eight-track LP now expanded to 22 tracks. The original LP features on the first disc, with Paul’s dry monotone delivery balanced by pop-wise synth melodies and guitar basslines bearing strong resemblance to early records from The Human League and Fad Gadget. The bonus material is stranger, less polished, comprising instrumental backing tracks and demo versions of a lonelier, late night nature and including a desiccated cover of Brian Eno’s ‘Baby’s On Fire’. Another treasure unearthed from the mighty Vinyl on Demand…



JOHN DUNCAN
First Recordings 1978-85 V1.2
ELECTRONIC
Vinyl On Demand
Deluxe 5LP+7″ Box Set // £74.99

**Limited edition of 600 individually numbered copies with certificate of ownership** The hugely intriguing sound artist and sonic conceptualist John Duncan is subject of a 2nd, sprawling VoD chapter following a first volume back in 2006. Since 1978 Duncan has engaged with a plethora of avant-garde disciplines, amassing a distinguished and exploratory catalogue of sounds on his own AQM and Allquestions imprints, besides many more releases on Touch, Die Stadt, and Planam. He’s collaborated with equally inquisitive minds such as The Hafler Trio’s Andrew McKenzie, Chris & Cosey, Zeitkratzer, and Pan Sonic, investigating the liminal boundaries of sonic perception and consistently challenging convention. On ‘First Recordings 1978-1985 V1.2’, VoD have mined his archives to present a huge range of otherworldly recordings. LP 1, a split between AQM and LAMFS entitled ‘Organic’ features primordial 18 minutes of ‘Broken Promise’ and nine minutes of “water drum” on ‘Gala’, plus abstract 7″ experiments with Chris & Cosey. LP 2 features his work with shortwave radio including a jarring cut-up of ‘Police Radio’. LP’s 3 and 4 supply the mind-bending extended noise abstractions of ‘Riot’ and ‘Brutal Birthday Soundtrack from 1984 and 1985, plus some shorter elemental drone and noise pieces. LP 5 features the disturbing acousmatic erotica and swampy VHS-tape noise of ‘Phantom’ and ‘Purge’. Seekers of the outer limits should look no further – this is another spellbinding set from this reliably lavish imprint.



CONTROL UNIT
The Fugitives
ELECTRONIC
BACKWARDS
LP // £12.99

**Limited edition of 300 housed in handmade silkscreened sleeve. Tipped for fans of Atelecine, Carter Tutti Void, Factory Floor** Ninni Morgia and Silvia Kastel make their first appearance as Control Unit on Italy’s freshly minted Backwards label. Guitarist Ninni Morgia is a respected member of the New York underground scene, known for his work with La Otracina for Holy Mountain and Ultramarine Records. His co-conspirator Silvia Kastel was a willing participant in his Ninni Morgia Control Unit, and together they’ve also collaborated with eminent avant-garde duo Kommissar Hjuler und Mama Baer. On ‘The Fugitives’ they drag us on a downward spiral of tranquilized, corrupted and multitracked guitar and minimal synth noise layered with vocals ranging from suggestive growls to etheric ventilations and unconscious poetics. We’re distinctly reminded of Sasha Grey’s Atelecine or Nik Void’s Factory Floor appearances on the murky episode ‘Again’, while ‘Live In Your Mind’ is a possible descendant of ‘Hamburger Lady’. However they’re most interesting when enmeshed in the druggily smudged lattice of overgrown FX on ‘Don’t Go Out’, while the visceral, viscous textures of final track ‘The Fugitives’ has the feel of blasted early concrete, ideal for uncomfortable listens after over-indulgent sessions. Really strong debut – recommended.



PHILIP CORNER
Italian Air: Wind, Water & Metal
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
RICERCA SONORA
LP // £16.99

**Limited edition of 300 including two inserts** The first release on Ricerca Sonora is a new album by the important American Avant-Garde figure Philip Corner. A contemporary of John Cage, Corner studied composition with Henry Cowell and Otto Luening and musical analysis with Oliver Messaiaen. He was a founding member of the Fluxus movement, founder (with James Tenney and Malcolm Goldstein) of the Tone Roads Ensemble, the resident musician and composer for the Judson dance theatre, and co-founder of Gamelan Son of Lion with Barbara Benary and Daniel Goode. ‘Italian Air: Wind Water & Metal’ presents three previously unpublished compositions by Philip Corner recorded in various locations. “On side 1 “Ear Wave” (Venice, October 1994) is a long piece for Korean cymbal in water: an ecstatic composition recorded and played outdoor by Phil Corner; acousmatic interjections of metallic resonances and subtle water sounds; you can listen [to] the distant sound of the midnight bell of San Marco in Venice. On the second side the track “Gong/Ear” recorded in June 1990 (S. Andreadi Rovereto, Italy) Phil Corner plays gong together with rain and thunder for an abstracted and strongly emotional track. Followed by “I Respiri/ The Breaths” an avant-garde composition for alphorn and gong recorded in 1992 (at Teatro Scandicci).”



GENERAL STRIKE (STEVE BERESFORD & DAVID TOOP)
Danger In Paradise
ELECTRONIC
Staubgold
LP // £15.99

David Toop has suggested that Danger In Paradise, an album of material he recorded with Steve Beresford and David Cunningham as General Strike between 1979 and ’81 as “hauntology before its time”. In some sense he’s right: some of the queer-pitched electronics and impishly sinister samples on the record wouldn’t sound out of place on a Mordant Music or Focus Group transmission. But first and foremost, General Strike is a potting shed avant-dub masterpiece, covering enormously wide ground: ‘My Other Body’ is a beautifully bass-heavy, almost Antena-esque pop original voiced by Dawn Roberts (singing lyrics culled from Foucault’s Mental Illness And Psychology), ‘Guided Missiles’ is nuclear-paranoid doo-wop, and Sun Ra’s ‘Interplanetary Music’ and ‘We Travel The Spaceways’ are reinterpreted in a way that somehow reconciles their afro-futurist origins with a bimbling, bumbling sensibility unique to Blighty’s suburbs. Cunningham’s extraordinary tape treatments and the ensemble’s anything-could-happen, patchwork approach to composition place the album at a heart of a British DIY tradition that has brought us The Shadow Ring, Flaming Tunes, Cleaners From Venus and This Heat among others (it’s no surprise to learn that portions of it were recorded at This Heat’s Cold Storage studio space). All in all a terrific, gloriously unusual record – originally issued on cassette by Touch in ’84, and later on CD by Piano, this new edition from Staubgold represents its first time on vinyl. Essential.



LUCAS TROUBLE
In a fit of delirium: 1979-82
SYNTHWAVE / ELECTRO
Vinyl On Demand
2LP // £22.99

**Edition of 500 individually numbered copies, remastered and housed in a double gatefold sleeve** VoD expose the nether regions of obscure French minimal/synth music with two LPs of ultra-rare recordings by Lucas Trouble. In his many guises – The Gitanes, Jerking Idols, The Mystic Riders From Spectral South, Temple Gates, Vietnam Veterans, to name a few – he’s notched up over 300 releases in the past 30 years, oscillating wildly between unhinged avant-pop to spiky punk and spookily evocative synth instrumentals. ‘In A Fit Of Delirium’ sums up his nascent aesthetic nicely, presenting one side of early, and previously unreleased recordings from ’78 and ’79, plus one side of tracks from the sought-after ‘Le Roy Defigure’ LP on Invisible Records and another disc collecting his even-lesser known tapes ‘Theatre Cruel / Euphoric Pubelle’ (1980) and ‘Kaiserthon Suite Music for Anormal Movies and Sonic Lous’ (1982). Collected, they form an eerily enticing world, dryly psychedelic and almost cinematic in parts, seeming to perilously teeter on the brink of some kind of paranoid breakdown. A must-have for every serious collector of early and obscure minimal/wave electronics and synth-music.



FABIO ORSI
Von Zeit Zu Zeit
HOME LISTENING / MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT
BACKWARDS
LP // £16.99

**Limited edition of 200 copies with 6 photo inserts in stamped and sealed envelope** Promising new Italian imprint, Backwards, presents a hypnotic side of two extended drone pieces by persistently active and talented composer, Fabio Orsi. Since 2006 Orsi has amassed a vast stockade of releases for a plethora of labels – from Students Of Decay to Digitalis and Preservation, among others – creating a constellation of astral-minded electro-acoustic sonorities imbued with an earthy quality thanks to his fascination with and use of samples from the vast Alan Lomax archives of pre-war folk. There’s no vintage samples on ‘Von Zeit Zu Zeit’ (trans: From Time To Time – hark at me), just synth guitar and filters, but there is something subtly elemental, celestially graceful about it which begs comparison to Wolfgang Voigt’s most beautiful Gas works or the spirits of classic Berlin kosmiche. The first piece ‘Von Zeit’ is tangibly colder, pregnant with an unknown and dreamy darkness that’s not so much threatening as it is mystically widescreen and transportive. The 2nd ‘Zu Zeit’ conducts a more unstable sort of otherworldly weather system, a natural transferrence of hot and cold air where distant, Fennesz-like guitar squall rolls in from the horizon to eventually consume and disperse as organically as it appeared. Warmest recommendations. 

Singles of the Week



SENSATE FOCUS
Sensate Focus 10
TECHNO / HOUSE
SENSATE FOCUS
12″ // £9.99

Editions Mego introduce their eagerly anticipated Sensate Focus sub-label with an advanced lesson in abstract House architecture. Keeping their cards close to their chest, we’re only allowed to know that it “might” be SND’s Mark Fell, but let’s not play silly buggers: we’ve got ears; it’s got to be him. Mego’s CEO Peter Rehberg also offered to The Wire: “[It’s] music that could be played in nightclubs containing nice keyboard sounds and slightly unusual beats”, and that Mego “liked the keyboard sounds from early House music, but had got bored of the rhythms. We did not want to throw the baby away with the bathwater, so decided to keep some things. So we kept the water and threw the baby away.” The “water” manifests as plush, convective chords and trickling melodies, fused with restlessly swinging, tactile rhythms which well warrant the allusion of focussed, tantric sexual techniques in the label name. Ultimately, it’s got the optimised soul flow of SND’s classic ‘Tender Love’ crossed with the retro-vintage NY and Chicago resurrections of DJ Sprinkles, and if you know what that means…It’s a no brainer. Limited copies!



MAGIC MOUNTAIN HIGH
The Schnitzel Box Vol. 1
TECHNO / HOUSE
WORKSHOP
12″ // £6.99

**Killer new EP from Workshop pairing up Move D & JuJu & Jordash. Includes photo-printed insert (21.5 x 29cm)** Trippy 3-tracker fresh out of Berlin’s Workshop. Magic Mountain High is a new project from Move D and Juju & Jordash. The A-side is a dense, droning slab of Technofied House built from raw, affective elements and intended to spin you upside out. B-side there’s a dry but fruitly insistent swinger with wicked dissonant synthlines, and a deeper Berlin jacker spiced with rude Chicago vibes.



LONE
Crystal Caverns 1991
TECHNO / HOUSE
R&S Records
12″ // £5.49

Awesome, super-calorific rave confections from Matt Cutler, heralding his mind-bending Galaxy Garden album, for R&S. The title of ‘Crystal Caverns 1991’ tells you exactly where your man’s head is at – this is some of the most psychedelic, hectic and idea-heavy music he’s ever produced, but its flights of fancy are kept firmly rooted to the dance thanks to wicked edits and percussion hits, the sway and shimmy of the latter giving the whole track a proper carnival swagger. The roller coaster drops are worthy of R&S in its infancy, rude Belgian stabs and whooshing synths working in dynamic tandem for guaranteed club satisfaction. ‘Vulcan Mill Acid’ stays true to the old-skool theme, this time riding on the stankiest 303 lines you’ve ever heard. Mental.



OMAR S
998
TECHNO / HOUSE
FXHE
12″ // £10.99

Three tracks of esoteric and functional 313 House from the AOS, plus an untitled banger from Patrik Sjeren. We’re really feeling the haunting piano loops and rugged swing of Omar’s ‘Income Tax Refund Dance’ and especially the offset craftiness of ‘3C 273’ – a rare occurrence of your boy stepping off the 4/4 kicks to killer, shifty effect for the dancers. For measure, there’s also a distorted but funky banger from Patrik Sjeren.



DARK SKY
Black Rainbows EP
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
Black Acre
2×12″ // £12.99

Dark Sky return to the label who released their acclaimed 2010 debut with the latest results of their ongoing Bass evolution. With ‘Tremor’ and ‘F Technology’ they nod to the clunky clonkstep of Untold, Randomer, Blawan et al with crafty percussive cadence and surging synth dissonance, while ‘Zoom’ and ‘Totum’ dips to clipped Garage rhythms coated with fine and moody electronics melodies.

 

This week’s releases in full!
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JIMMY EDGAR
This One’s For The Children
Hotflush Recordings
12″ // £6.99

Hotflush herald electro-sleazeball Jimmy Edgar’s forthcoming album with a future-funked two-track single. ‘This One’s For The Children’ sounds like early Cybotron, jamming with raunchy vocals and fizzing jazz-funk keys on a taut, rippling electro rhythm, while ‘Switch Switch’ fires up slapbass riffs and silver-gloved claps with a hypercoloured nod to the purple Prince. Come and get it.
S / S / S
Beak & Claw
Anticon
LP // £10.99

The seeds of this unlikely collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, rapper Serengeti and singer/producer Son Lux, new on Anticon, were sown out when Sufjan and Geti met over a Buck 65 remix of a song written by Castanets for 2009’s Dark Was The Night compilation; a period of internet back-and-forthing commenced, resulting in this strangely enjoyable EP. The presence of Stevens means the emphasis is on sung vocals, which on some…
ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Transitions
Plug Research Music
LP // £11.99

Bay Area beatsmith Elephant & Castle makes his LP debut on Plug Research with a patchworked suite of instrumental HipHop electronica full of jazzy swerve. ‘Transitions’ is an eleven track adventure recalling the work of both DJ Shadow and Daedelus in his choice of vintage sample motifs and filigree electronic webbing and unconventional time signatures which knit the whole thing together.
RAREBIT
Daizo
Non Projects
LP // £12.49

**Includes download code redeemable from the label** Debuting on LA’s small but neatly formed Non Projects imprint as RareBit, Justin Hopkins introduces himself with a tenderly crafted suite of bright, optimistic, and reflective Electronica. Named after his Grandfather, ‘Daizo’ is an often-dizzying affair, spiralling from the inside out to suck in elements of spiritual Jazz, raga drone, and Indie-pop into his sun-blessed vortex. It’s a fine achievement, enriched with wildly…
RYAN YORK
If I Am This Forest EP
Non Projects
12″ // £8.99

**Limited edition repress in a screen-printed sleeve** Ryan York is perhaps best known for his Asura project, but we guess that’s about to change with this dazzling release under his own name. ‘If I Am This Forest’ is a lush and vivid mesh of chamber-pop vocals and west coast psychedelia knitted together with frayed, organic-feeling synthesis. It’s a immersively synaesthetic experience, entering to the blooming, phosphorescent 8-bit ecosystem of the…
ADRIAN YOUNGE PRESENTS VENICE DAWN
Something About April
Wax Poetics
LP // £17.99

**Printed inner sleeve housed in hard card jacket** Following up the success of his ‘Black Dynamite’ film score, Adrian Younge presents his latest endeavour for Wax Poetics: a dark mix of psychedelic soul and Hip Hop-inspired cinematic instrumentals under the name of Venice Dawn. ‘Something About April’ features Younge revisiting his earlier, more baroque instrumental work inspired by the likes of Morricone, Portishead and RZA, and consolidating that with the…
BUSDRIVER
Beaus$Eros
Fake Four Inc
CD // £9.99

Regen Farquhar’s 14th album in a twelve year career finds him as ebullient, abstract and urgent as ever. Guests include Cassidy of Cocorosie, Mike Ladd, and Joelle Phuong Minh Le, who all appear on ‘Electric Blue’, while the production throughout is almost painfully upfront and unrelenting.
YPPAH
Eighty One
Ninja Tune
CD // £8.99

Yppah delivers a lush and ethereal signature concoction of Shoegaze, Hip Hip and Electronica memes on his third album. Not least because of the titular reference to his year of birth, ‘Eight One’ is deeply, unashamedly nostalgic, flush with warm melody and blooming harmonics, coupled with the sugared vocals of Anomie Belle, and an unshakeable love of loping, ’90s-style neck snap big beats all recalling vibes of yesteryear for anyone…
YPPAH
Eighty One
Ninja Tune
2LP // £14.99

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Yppah delivers a lush and ethereal signature concoction of Shoegaze, Hip Hip and Electronica memes on his third album. Not least because of the titular reference to his year of birth, ‘Eight One’ is deeply, unashamedly nostalgic, flush with warm melody and blooming harmonics, coupled with the sugared vocals of Anomie Belle, and an unshakeable love of loping, ’90s-style neck snap big…
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
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MIKE SHIFLET
Merciless (Limited Vinyl Edition)
Type Recordings
LP // £11.99

*Limited edition pressing, initial stock comes on transparent red vinyl if you’re fast…* As promised, Type follow up Mike Shiflet’s ‘Sufferers’ side with a further exposition of his individual and far-reaching sound palette. A member of C Spencer Yeh’s revolving Burning Star Core unit, and a prolific collaborator with the likes of Daniel Menche, Chris Corsano, Pete Swanson and many more, Shiflet has honed an intensely visceral feel for tone…
PHILIP CORNER
Italian Air: Wind, Water & Metal
RICERCA SONORA
LP // £16.99

**Limited edition of 300 including two inserts** The first release on Ricerca Sonora is a new album by the important American Avant-Garde figure Philip Corner. A contemporary of John Cage, Corner studied composition with Henry Cowell and Otto Luening and musical analysis with Oliver Messaiaen. He was a founding member of the Fluxus movement, founder (with James Tenney and Malcolm Goldstein) of the Tone Roads Ensemble, the resident musician and…
CANNIBAL MOVIE
Avorio
SOUND OF COBRA
LP // £15.99

**Limited edition of 300 copies only** Berlin’s Sound Of Cobra strike again with a full (double sided, wooo!) LP of “hypno-psych” from Italian duo Cannibal Movie, co-released with Avorio Records and beautifully presented with artwork designed by Virginia Genta of Troglosound. Powered by primal, stomping motorik drums and blasts of old, effected Italian organ, ‘Avorio’ is all about devilish tension and psychedelic grit, gripping from the off and only sometimes…
WICKED MESSENGER
Dreamer Redeemer
Plague Recordings
CD // £9.99

Martin Kränzel further develops the nightmarish scapes of ‘Officium Nocturnum’ with the uncanny resolution of ‘Dreamer | Redeemer’, his 6th album for Plague Recordings. An “…exploration of the realms where the within and the without coincide” it manifests as two movements – 23 mins and 30 mins, respectively – cleft by an interlude. The first section summons ghoulish apparitions from a dank, clammy, ceramic soundspshere. Jangled metallic resonance rings across…
NANA APRIL JUN
The Ontology Of Noise
Touch
CD // £5.99

Nana April Jun is a pseudonym of Swedish visual artist and composer Christofer Lamgren, who devised this album as a vehicle for exploring all-digital noise timbres as continuous, evolving streams. Significantly, Lamgren avoids multitracking and conventional principles of arrangement, instead favouring a kind of ‘noise solo’ approach. At times the sounds on the album mimic naturally occurring phenomena, and during ‘Sun Wind Darkness Eye’ you’d swear to hearing the rush…
NURSE WITH WOUND
Cabbalism
Dirter
LP // £15.99

**Housed in spot gloss jacket. Slow, purposeful, creaking dark ambient from the masters…** “November 2007, Venice. It was cold,damp & foggy. Nurse With Wound were playing 2 nights at the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, with Blind Cave Salamander as support act. Listening to them perform, Steven Stapleton felt that some of what they played reminded him of the classic Nurse work, `Soliloquy for Lilith’. He suggested that the two bands should…
NURSE WITH WOUND
Second Pirate Session
United Jnana
CD // £13.49

‘Second Pirate Session’ is a collection of outtakes from NWW’s 1994 album ‘Rock ‘n Roll Station’ (a titual nod to Jacques Berrocal’s original on the ‘Parallèles’ LP), which was originally planned as a double album, but for some reason never transpired. Its eight tracks are essentially unfinished versions but by no means are they redundant: they comprise some of their most unique material and feature some of Steven Stapleton’s personal…
NURSE WITH WOUND
Creakiness and Other Misdemeanours
United Jnana
CD // £13.49

United Jnana collect rare and obscure NWW releases on one haunting session. It comprises their long-out-of-print and delirious cartoonishness of the ‘Creakiness’ LP, beside the ritual drones and eerie cosmic ambience of Klanggalerie’s ‘Sand Tangled Women’ 7″ release, the unheinlich vibes of their super limited CD-r ‘Little Dipper Minus Two (Echo poeme sequence 1)’ and the equally scarce ‘A Perfectly Natural Explanation’.
DISCO / EDITS / FUNK
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23 SKIDOO
Seven Songs (Limited Vinyl Edition)
LTM Recordings
2LP // £19.99

**Double LP reissue with bonus side recorded at their 1981 John Peel Session. Includes download code redeemable from the label** ‘Seven Songs’ is a stone cold Post Punk classic from 1982. Miscegenating Afrobeat voodoo and American psychedelic funk with harsh Industrial electronics, traces of Exotica and wrenched tape FX, it stands out a mile from its era and can be rightly called a seminal record. Its creators 23 Skidoo aka…
KASPER BJøRKE
Fool
HFN Music
CD // £10.99

Third solo album by producer Kasper Bjørke, with his own take on modern, stylish electronic music with strong pop appeal. It includes a collaboration with Jacob Bellens (frontman of successful Danish indie bands Murder and I Got You On Tape) and contributions from Emma Acs (The Inbred Family) and Laid Back. The tracklist can be seen as two halves – pop infused vocal-based bittersweet love songs and darker, mainly instrumental…
KASPER BJøRKE
Fool
HFN Music
LP // £12.99

**8 track vinyl edition – Includes MP3 download voucher redeemable from the label** Third solo album by producer Kasper Bjørke, with his own take on modern, stylish electronic music with strong pop appeal. It includes a collaboration with Jacob Bellens (frontman of successful Danish indie bands Murder and I Got You On Tape) and contributions from Emma Acs (The Inbred Family) and Laid Back. The tracklist can be seen as…
VARIOUS / HARMLESS RECORDINGS
Disco Discharge: American Hot
Harmless Recordings
2CD // £8.99

“Disco Discharge is back!…The highly acclaimed series returns for its fourth set of releases, once again lifting the spirits. As usual the winning combination of ace compiler Mr Pinks is accompanied by expert Disco commentator Alan Jones. A deadly combination with a proven track record…”
DUB / REGGAE
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X-O-DUS
English Black Boys
LTM Recordings
CD // £12.99

Post-punk archivists par excellence LTM this time shed light on an all-time British reggae classic. This edition features both sides of the Manchester troupe’s debut 12″, which was originally released on Tony Wilson’s Factory (Fac 11), plus seven tracks recorded in 1980 as demos for a Factory LP that never came to pass, and also ‘Underwater Dance’, taken from a ’92 white label 12″ released by drummer Leddy under the…
BARRINGTON LEVY
Poorman Style
A&A PRODUCTIONS
LP // £11.99

Faithful reissue of 1982 Danchehall ace, remastered from original analog tapes. Linval Thompson on production, Scientist mixing, with a cast of players including Style Scott (Drums), Flabba Holt (Bass), Bingy Bunny (Lead Guitar), Poppy (Rhythm Guitar), Steely (Piano), Gladstone Anderson (Organ), Scully (Percussion). Tracklist: A-side – 1. She Is The Best Girl. 2. Don’t Give Up. 3. Sensimilla. 4. True Love. 5. Poorman Style. B-side – 1. This Little Boy….
SCIENTIST
Scientific Dub
A&A PRODUCTIONS
LP // £11.99

Stone cold classic Dub LP, faithfully reissued by Clocktower Records. If there was ever a time to judge a record by its cover, this is it. Lurking behind the kinetic cover art is an LP of truly seminal provenance; ten tracks tweaked, nudged and carved up by the legendary, one-of-a-kind producer Scientist at King Tubby’s studio in 1981. You’re best ignoring the “Executive Producer” credits to Clocktower label owner Brad…
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
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DARK SKY
Black Rainbows EP
Black Acre
2×12″ // £12.99

Dark Sky return to the label who released their acclaimed 2010 debut with the latest results of their ongoing Bass evolution. With ‘Tremor’ and ‘F Technology’ they nod to the clunky clonkstep of Untold, Randomer, Blawan et al with crafty percussive cadence and surging synth dissonance, while ‘Zoom’ and ‘Totum’ dips to clipped Garage rhythms coated with fine and moody electronics melodies.
LHF
Keepers Of The Light
Keysound
2CD // £12.99

Making your debut album a double might seem like an act of hubris, but LHF have got talent to spare – No Fixed Abode, Amen Ra, Double Helix and Low Density Matter could all, we’re sure, turn out top-quality solo albums if they wanted, so it’s only fair that they should all contribute as fully as they do to this collective effort, new on Martin Clark’s Keysound. LHF are often…
VERSA & ROWL
Lunar
Smokin Sessions
12″ // £7.99

Smokin’ Session, the early home of Synkro and DJ Rum, presents Versa’s lush collaboration with Rowl. On ‘Lunar’ they arrange flickering 2-step rhythms with hovering subs and spectral, dubbed-out melodies in homage to Burial. B-side’s ‘Zodiac’ is the highlight, a mercurial infusion of R&B soul snippets with blue bass licks at a quick-stepping D&B flux, while ‘warewolf’ completes the set on a ruduced halfstep dip.
VARIOUS / RAMP
Ramp 50
Ramp Recordings
CD // £2.99

Fifty releases deep, Ramp sift out the best of them from Zomby, Falty DL, SBTRKT & Sampha, Doc Daneeka, Dro Carey and all your other faves. It’s proof, if needed, of this label’s prowess within the UK and international Bass rhizome, mixing pop-worthy hits with faithfully underground and experimental aces in the finest tradition. For those who’ve slept on the label, Ramp 50 is the perfect introduction, and for those…
CHAMPION / MA1 / NAUGHTY
RKS Allstars Volume 3 EP
ROSKA KICKS & SNARES
12″ // £5.99

Champion, MA1 and Naughty wheel out three sturdy hardcore House/Bass hitters for Roska’s 3rd ‘Allstars’ collection. Man-of-the-moment Champion comes hot and heavy with the soundsystem ruination of ‘Selecta’, fusing pitch-dipping Niche/Bassline elements with rogue bashment flavour. Flipside, Roska’s fellow Rinse FM resident MA1 lends some Dutch-style synth flavour to the Afro-Caribbean shimmy of ‘Bassbox’, and Naughty’s ‘Unstoppable’ teeters on drunkenly bent synths and tightly wound bass grind.
THE TOWN
The Movement / Pulse
ClekClekBoom Recordings
12″ // £7.99

Tightly wound, pendulous Funky from Parisian producers Karve & Kazey. Bass heads might well recognise Kazey from his coupla 12″s with Bulldog on Dress 2 Sweat, but no mither if you didn’t, because these sound nothing like that. ‘The Movement’ is a straight-up, get-down Funky roller with Afro-inflected rhythms and Jamaican-accented bass weight comparable with older Crazy Cousins productions. It’s a fat production and all but it’s funny how dated…
ADDISON GROOVE
Transistor Rhythm
50 WEAPONS
CD // £9.99

Electrifying album of 808 party music from Addison Groove, on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint. Though we stand by his Hesdhunter material, it’s fair to say that Tony Williams has found his calling as Addison Groove, drawing on juke, electro, dubstep, ghetto-house and jeep-rocking hip-hop variants to create super-heavy bass music that leaves you with no alternative but to dance and/or bite your lower lip raw. You can imagine the cast…
PROXIMA
Formal Junction / Grunge
Tempa
12″ // £5.99

Tempa introduce a deadly side from this Dutch producer/DJ. A cousin of Icicle, Proxima’s Dubstep sound shares much in common with his relative; from the elastic dynamism of his bass shapes to the clinical precision of his kevlar-coated drums. On ‘Formal Junction’ these values are fully upfront, designed to twist bodies with a commanding torque. On ‘Grunge’ the formula is tweaked to an introverted sort of cyber-dread pressure. Fans of…
MILYOO
Classic (VVV Mix)
Night Audio
12″ // £5.99

For their 4th release, Night Audio introduce the shapeshifting electronics of Milyoo to their fold. A fave of Mary Anne Hobbs, his ‘Classic’ cut adorns brittle swingers’ rhythm with murky bass undulations and unstable electronic surfaces deflecting dark-lit melodies in all directions. The VVV remix retunes the rhythm to a coarse 2-step schematic. Flipside Milyoo slips into a stranger fusion of yearning indie/art-pop  vox and offbeat Acidic Boogie grooves with…
B.RIDDIM
In Theory EP
Third Ear Recordings
12″ // £7.99

B. Riddim is Luis Fidalgo Sequiera, a 24 year old Portugeuse ex-pat living in London. ‘In Theory’ is a humid hybrid of Bass styles ranging from mellow, swinging Garage on the title track, through strange Dubstep orchestrations on ‘Dance Dub’, to mystic Mid-Eastern electronic inflections of ‘6300 Bars’ and swirling, raved-up Breakbeats for the London posse on ‘Elevation Dub’.
HATTI VATTI
You featuring Cian Finn (Phaeleh / Indigo Mixes)
New Moon Recordings
12″ // £7.99

**Blue vinyl** Indigo and Phaeleh remix Hatti Vatti’s ‘You’ for New Moon Recordings. Phaeleh’s take is typically smooth and mellifluous, kitting Cian’s drifting, eyes-shut vocal with plush subs and crisp, swinging woodblocks. Heard from Indigo’s perspective, Cian’s vocal leaves only wispy comtrails around the skittish, spidery drums, plangent keys and swallow-diving subs.
KOMONAZMUK
Underground (Paul Woolford Mix)
HENCH
12″ // £6.49

Komanazmuk and Paul Woolford trade their conventional tempos for an old-meets-nu skool rokker on H.E.N.C.H. On the original ‘Underground’ Komanazmuk instigates a deep, swinging Boogie-House style peppered with Hip Hop and Electro-Boogie samples to classy effect. Remixing at 140bpm, Paul Woolford offers his take on the “clonk” sound of Untold, Randomer, Blawan etc, with added AFXian edits and melodies arranged with seriously prime production values. Tipped for that one at…
ELECTRONIC
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DEMDIKE STARE
15 Mai 2011: Live at Golden Pudel Club
PUDEL PRODUKTE
CD // £6.99

So here it is – a unique 59-minute live performance by Demdike Stare recorded at Hamburg’s infamous Golden Püdel Club, released by the clubs own Pudel Produkte imprint. Unlike their numerous mixes, this is a recording of a live set, comprising original material from their archives woven with select source material and a lulling, hypnotic sense of purpose. Those familiar with Demdike’s material should be able to discern traces of…
NATE YOUNG
Regression Vol. 3: Other Days
ROCKATANSKY RECORDS
CD // £14.99

The second volume in this series was one of our top five albums of 2011, so we’re pretty excited to finally have the third and final volume of petrifying somnambulant tremors from the Wolf Eyes frontman Nate Young. We made no bones about our love of the first two issues in the series, for Ideal and NNA Tapes respectively, and we’ll make none about this one: it’s just supremely original…
JOHN DUNCAN
First Recordings 1978-85 V1.2
Vinyl On Demand
Deluxe 5LP+7″ Box Set // £74.99

**Limited edition of 600 individually numbered copies with certificate of ownership** The hugely intriguing sound artist and sonic conceptualist John Duncan is subject of a 2nd, sprawling VoD chapter following a first volume back in 2006. Since 1978 Duncan has engaged with a plethora of avant-garde disciplines, amassing a distinguished and exploratory catalogue of sounds on his own AQM and Allquestions imprints, besides many more releases on Touch, Die Stadt,…
CONTROL UNIT
The Fugitives
BACKWARDS
LP // £12.99

**Limited edition of 300 housed in handmade silkscreened sleeve. Tipped for fans of Atelecine, Carter Tutti Void, Factory Floor** Ninni Morgia and Silvia Kastel make their first appearance as Control Unit on Italy’s freshly minted Backwards label. Guitarist Ninni Morgia is a respected member of the New York underground scene, known for his work with La Otracina for Holy Mountain and Ultramarine Records. His co-conspirator Silvia Kastel was a willing…
GENERAL STRIKE (STEVE BERESFORD & DAVID TOOP)
Danger In Paradise
Staubgold
LP // £15.99

David Toop has suggested that Danger In Paradise, an album of material he recorded with Steve Beresford and David Cunningham as General Strike between 1979 and ’81 as “hauntology before its time”. In some sense he’s right: some of the queer-pitched electronics and impishly sinister samples on the record wouldn’t sound out of place on a Mordant Music or Focus Group transmission. But first and foremost, General Strike is a…
CLARK
Iradelphic
Warp Records
CD // £9.99

Chris Clark returns with his sixth album in 11 years on Warp, and is harder than ever to classify, pushing an exploded, shape-shifting IDM psychedelia full of unheimlich folk and natty prog inflections. Iradelphic is full of big, bold gestures – witness the wailing, wigged-out synth lead on opener ‘Tooth Moves’ – but it also has moments of delightful understatement, as shown on the cracked folk ramble ‘Ghosted’ and the…
CLARK
Iradelphic
Warp Records
LP // £15.99

**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Chris Clark returns with his sixth album in 11 years on Warp, and is harder than ever to classify, pushing an exploded, shape-shifting IDM psychedelia full of unheimlich folk and natty prog inflections. Iradelphic is full of big, bold gestures – witness the wailing, wigged-out synth lead on opener ‘Tooth Moves’ – but it also has moments of delightful understatement, as shown…
JULIA HOLTER / VARIOUS
4 Women No Cry Vol 3
Monika Enterprise
CD // £11.99

*Handful of copies back in stock of this collection featuring 5 exclusive Julia Holter tracks plus more* By means of a recap for those as yet unfamiliar with the 4 Women No Cry format, this album series represents an initiative by Monika Enterprises to bring new forward-thinking female recording artists to wider attention, showcasing largely unheard of producers and songwriters. The artists in question get four or five songs to…
ANNE-JAMES CHATON & ANDY MOOR
Transfer/3
UNSOUNDS
7″ // £5.99

**Housed in fold-out poster sleeve. Includes free download redeemable from the label** Released in parallel with their Alva Noto collaboration ‘Décade’: Cut-up sound poetry and text on the third part (of four) in Anne-James Chaton + Andy Moor’s ‘Transfer’ series. A-side ‘Une Histoire De L’Aviation’ features Anne-James recounting dates of fatal plane crashes interspersed with black box recordings and fragments of conversation between pilots and air traffic controllers set against…
BRETON
Other People’s Problems
Fat Cat
LP // £12.99

**Limited edition, translucent blue vinyl – Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label**
DIAGRAMS
Antelope Remixes (Ghosting Seasons / Discopolis Mixes)
Static Caravan
7″ // £4.99

**Edition of 300 pressed on translucent purple wax** Hotly tipped electronicists Discopolis (big with Pete Tong) and Ghosting Season weigh in tender remixes of Diagrams (Tunng’s Sam Genders) for Static Caravan. The Discopolis version oscillates between sweetly harmonised fourth whorled intro and breakdown knitted together with juicy, colourful disco chug. Ghosting Season’s remix shackles the original to a swaggered mid-tempo throb while the melodic elements gently spirals upward to heady…
ILPO VAISANEN
Asuma
Editions Mego
CD // £5.99

Pan Sonic ‘other half’ Ilpo Väisänen might not get the credit that the comparatively prolific Mika Vainio gets, but listening to this 2001 solo joint it’s hard to see why not. Maybe it’s because Vainio has had a whole handful of solo 12″s and albums when it took Väisänen until ‘Asuma’ to put together just one proper full-length, but as most of you probably already know, just because he’s not…
TOM RICHARDS
Broken Patchbay
We Can Elude Control
12″ // £6.99

Following editions from Karl O’Connor, Sleeparchive, Mick Harris and Rose Kallal, Paul Purgas’ (Emptyset) art imprint We Can Elude Control presents three ritualistic, puristic post-techno experiments by sound artist, Tom Richards. Rhythmically focussed and laced with an abrasive yet hypnotic quality, his three improvised tracks feature custom built hardware used to create a taut lattice of looped polyrhythmic percussion layered with stray radio signals and visceral tones. Their intuitive, repetitive…
FOLK / AMERICANA
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WILLIS EARL BEAL
Acousmatic Sorcery
XL
CD // £11.99

**Limited edition Amaray DVD-sized case packaged with 48-page storybook and drawings** XL contrast Adele’s ubiquity with a fascinatingly raw and individual debut from the widely touted Willis Earl Beal. Entirely home recorded on rudimentary equipment, ‘Acousmatic Sorcery’ is a document of modern day outsider blues/songcraft quite unlike any other we can think of. Well OK, he sounds a bit like Jandek or Daniel Johnston, but that’s mostly just down to…
HIP HOP
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LOOTPACK
Soundpieces : The Antidote
Stones Throw Records
3LP + 7″ // £27.99

**Beautifully repackaged on triple LP with “Bone Marrow” bonus 7″, also includes a digital download card redeemable from the label** Lootpack’s lyrical skills were first unveiled on Tha Alkaholiks’ debut LP ’21 And Over’, and ‘WLIX’ from the Liks’ second LP. The positive feedback from these collaborations led to Lootpack’s own EP ‘Ill Psych Move’ on Crate Digger’s Palace Records in 1996, a venture funded by Madlib’s father, soul-crooner Otis…
QUAKERS
Quakers
Stones Throw Records
2LP // £15.99

Stones Throw’s most ambitious Hip Hop project since the Jaylib album is finally unveiled. Featuring some 35 MCs – from veterans such as Dead Prez, Jonwayne, Aloeblacc, Guilty Simpson, Prince Po, Krondon, M.E.D., alongside newcomers like Coin Locker Kid – and beats from three production units – Australian mainman Katalyst, Fuzzface aka Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, and the three-piece 7-Stu-7 – it’s a return to the crate-dug values of golden era…
HOME LISTENING / MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT
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FABIO ORSI
Von Zeit Zu Zeit
BACKWARDS
LP // £16.99

**Limited edition of 200 copies with 6 photo inserts in stamped and sealed envelope** Promising new Italian imprint, Backwards, presents a hypnotic side of two extended drone pieces by persistently active and talented composer, Fabio Orsi. Since 2006 Orsi has amassed a vast stockade of releases for a plethora of labels – from Students Of Decay to Digitalis and Preservation, among others – creating a constellation of astral-minded electro-acoustic sonorities…
A-SUN AMISSA
Desperate In Her Heavy Sleep
Gizeh Records
CD // £9.99

Impressive debut album of post-rock/neo-classical drones. The Leeds-based trio features Richard Knox and Angela Chan of Glissando togther with their long-time friend Owen Pegg, moving away from previous, piano-led output towards a widescreen sound encompassing post-rock and neo-classical traits with avant-garde tendencies. ‘Desperate In her Heavy Sleep’ features five compositions built from heavy-hearted strings – cello, guitar, violin – rendered and set against sombre electronic backdrops recalling the work of…
INDIE / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
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BEN CHASNY
Broda
GALA DROP RECORDS
12″ // £7.99

Lush Balearic psyche trip from Portuguese quintet featuring Six Organs of Admittance/Comets On Fire guitarist Ben Chasny, and Detroit’s master percussionist Jerry The Cat. ‘Positano’ sounds like a Talk Talk groove taken to warmer climes, Chasny drifting sanguine over lounging drums and sun-blushed synth pads with a wonderful half-way switch into late night psyche-rock bliss. ‘Broda’ features a leaner, driving mix of funked-up Suadade rhythms and fiery guitars. ‘Brain’ checks…
YOUNG PRISMS
In Between
KANINE
LP // £15.49

**White vinyl. Includes insert and download code redeemable from the label** Immense Shoegaze side from recent San Francisco transplants, Young Prisms, on the always intriguing Kanine Records. Stoingly recalling the likes of New Order, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive or Sonic Youth, ‘In Between’ features five tracks of impeccably melodic and noisy jangles, almost-aggressive rhythms, and slacker vocals with a nonchalant yet impassioned delivery. It deserves to be massive.
TALK TALK
Spirit Of Eden (2012 Reissue)
Parlophone
CD // £8.99

*Talk Talk’s four albums now reissued on CD with updated artwork – art directed by Mark Hollis* It’s impossible to overstate the love felt by so many for the two “experimental” Talk Talk albums – ‘Spirit of Eden’ and ‘Laughing Stock’. Basically, following the commercial triumph of their singles “It’s My Life”, “Life’s What You Make It” and album “The Colour of Spring” Talk Talk retreated back into the shadows…
TALK TALK
It’s My Life (2012 Reissue)
Emi
CD // £8.99

*Talk Talk’s four albums now reissued on CD with updated artwork – art directed by Mark Hollis*
TALK TALK
The Party’s Over (2012 Reissue)
Emi
CD // £8.99

Talk Talk’s four albums now reissued on CD with updated artwork – art directed by Mark Hollis.
TALK TALK
The Colour of Spring (2012 Reissue)
Emi
CD // £8.99

Talk Talk’s four albums now reissued on CD with updated artwork – art directed by Mark Hollis.
LOTUS PLAZA
Spooky Action At A Distance
Kranky
CD // £11.99

Second solo outing from Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt under the name Lotus Plaza, and a treat for anyone with a predilection for chiming, sun-dappled and stylishly drug-hazed guitar pop. Pundt’s aesthetic affinities evidently lie in a similar sphere to those of Deerhunter later Bradford Cox – the churchy, 4AD-style atmospherics of opener ‘Untitled’ paving the way for some really nice shoegaze and C86-inflected stuff – fans of The Mighty Lemondrops,…
THE LOST RIVERS
Sin and Lostness
NORTHERN STAR
CD // £9.99

F******cking hell… The Lost Rivers deliver a white hot album of pure Shoegaze Noise nihilism with ‘Sin And Lostness’, one of the fiercest debuts we’ve heard in years. Seemingly out of nowhere (or Baden-Württemberg near Stuttgart in Southern Germany – same thing) they’ve given birth to one of the most viscerally stimulating rock albums in recent memory. Their noise is nuclear, unrepentant, all consuming, billowing out from guitars and pummelling,…
AU
Both Lights
The Leaf Label
CD // £7.99

‘Both Lights’ is the third LP of chest-bursting rock ecstasy from Portland, Oregon’s Au, and features no less than two appearances from Colin Stetson and his big f**koff saxophone. Now a two piece since 2008’s ‘Verbs’, Dana Valatka handles the tightly controlled and impressive percussion while Luke Wyland claims credit for practically everything else – vocals, keyboard, sampler, lap steel, banjo and melodica. With scant regard for almost anything other…
AU
Both Lights
The Leaf Label
LP // £11.99

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** ‘Both Lights’ is the third LP of chest-bursting rock ecstasy from Portland, Oregon’s Au, and features no less than two appearances from Colin Stetson and his big f**koff saxophone. Now a two piece since 2008’s ‘Verbs’, Dana Valatka handles the tightly controlled and impressive percussion while Luke Wyland claims credit for practically everything else – vocals, keyboard, sampler, lap steel, banjo and…
BEAR IN HEAVEN
I Love You, It’s Cool
Dead Oceans
CD // £10.99

**Tri-fold slipcase with pull-out lyric insert** Ultravivid and meticulous technicolour pop from Bear In Heaven. Reaching critical mass with their third album, Jon Philpot and his cohorts, Adam Wills, Joe Stickney and Sadek Bazaraa summon strong comparisons to Pet Shops Boys with their fine grasp of expansive, elated songcraft and production. Opener ‘Idle Heart’ is an arrow-direct pop missive, spilling over with lush synths and yearning vocals and powered by…
BEAR IN HEAVEN
I Love You, It’s Cool
Dead Oceans
LP // £11.99

Ultravivid and meticulous technicolour pop from Bear In Heaven. Reaching critical mass with their third album, Jon Philpot and his cohorts, Adam Wills, Joe Stickney and Sadek Bazaraa summon strong comparisons to Pet Shops Boys with their fine grasp of expansive, elated songcraft and production. Opener ‘Idle Heart’ is an arrow-direct pop missive, spilling over with lush synths and yearning vocals and powered by insistent rhythms, but with a modern,…
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Temporary Residence
2LP Deluxe Box // £25.99

*Temporary Residence Reissue – Deluxe 2LP quadruple gatefold box, includes a massive poster, postcard, vinyl etching and a download code redeemable directly from the label* “Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas by John Congleton and produced by the band, “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care” is the Texas quartet’s first full-length studio effort since 2007’s “All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone”. The record was mixed by Congleton…
INTERPOL
Turn On The Bright Lights (2012 Reissue)
Matador
LP // £9.99

*Strictly limited edition (200 copies) 120g vinyl repressing with a free download voucher redeemable from the label* “Turn On The Bright Lights’ is the seminal debut studio album by American post punk revival band Interpol. The album was originally released in August 2002 and was co-produced, mixed and engineered by Peter Katis and Gareth Jones. It was released on independent record label Matador Records in 2002 to huge critical acclaim….
LIGHTSHIPS
Electric Cables
Geographic
CD // £10.99

“‘Electric Cables’ is an album of tender, observational songs, played with an invigorating and easy sense of purpose; the sound of friends enjoying one another’s company and allowing ideas and experiments to flourish. A complex and rewarding record that you’ll want to keep coming back to. Lightships is the new musical outpost from Gerard Love. The Lightships band is Dave McGowan (guitar – Teenage Fanclub), Brendan O’Hare (drums – from…
LIGHTSHIPS
Electric Cables
Geographic
LP // £12.99

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** “‘Electric Cables’ is an album of tender, observational songs, played with an invigorating and easy sense of purpose; the sound of friends enjoying one another’s company and allowing ideas and experiments to flourish. A complex and rewarding record that you’ll want to keep coming back to. Lightships is the new musical outpost from Gerard Love. The Lightships band is Dave McGowan (guitar…
MIKE WEXLER
Dispossession
Mexican Summer
LP+CD // £19.99

**Includes free copy of the album on CD** The seemingly limitless yet coherent tastes of Mexican Summer land upon this mystical, subtly captivating sophomore LP by Mike Wexler. ‘Dispossession’ is curiously Folk-wise yet refreshingly not beholden to tradition. There’s a wide-listening, cosmically-attuned mind at work striving to synchronise songcraft with elemental electronics and the spontaneous freedom of improvisation. He’s joined by guests cropped from the fields of underground rock (ex…
PRETTY LIGHTNING
There Are Witches In The Woods
Fonal
LP // £15.99

Rugged, cosmically spirited and spacious psych-rock blues for fans of Sunburned Hand Of The Man or Wooden Shjips, from Finland’s wonderful Fonal Records. Pretty Lightning are two childhood friends from a small town in Southwest Germany. ‘There Are Witches In The Woods’ is their 2nd album proper, and 3rd total if you include the ‘Collaboration’ with their communal brethren Datashock. Their sound bears all the hallmarks of their current American…
PRETTY LIGHTNING
There Are Witches In The Woods
Fonal
CD // £11.99

**Gatefold slipcase with wrap-around strip** Rugged, cosmically spirited and spacious psych-rock blues for fans of Sunburned Hand Of The Man or Wooden Shjips, from Finland’s wonderful Fonal Records. Pretty Lightning are two childhood friends from a small town in Southwest Germany. ‘There Are Witches In The Woods’ is their 2nd album proper, and 3rd total if you include the ‘Collaboration’ with their communal brethren Datashock. Their sound bears all the…
SPLIT CRANIUM
Split Cranium
Hydra Head
CD // £12.99

Split Cranium is an Finnish/Amero force of nature steeped in punk and progressive metal heritage perpetrated by members of Circle, Pharoah Overlord, Steel Mammoth and Mammifer/Ex-Isis. “Birthed kicking, screaming and drenched in smelly amniotic slime, Split Cranium is the result of a recording session that promptly reversed course. Lehtisalo and Kröger had spent a few days unfurling some artsy-fartsy free-noise-rock improvisations before deciding to just get f**king riff on. Circle…
JAZZ / RELATED
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EDDIE RUSS
Fresh Out
Soul Jazz
CD // £10.99

**Digitally remastered reissue housed in hardboard Jap-style CD box case with bespoke original artwork** Eddie Russ’s debut album ‘Fresh Out’ was recorded in Detroit in 1974 and released on the independent Jazz Masters label. Twenty years ago it also became the first release on the fledgling Soul Jazz imprint and this reissue commemorates the fact. It features Russ leading The Mixed Bag group of Detroit jazz players on a funky,…
EDDIE RUSS
Fresh Out
Soul Jazz
LP // £12.99

Eddie Russ’s debut album ‘Fresh Out’ was recorded in Detroit in 1974 and released on the independent Jazz Masters label. Twenty years ago it also became the first release on the fledgling Soul Jazz imprint and this reissue commemorates the fact. It features Russ leading The Mixed Bag group of Detroit jazz players on a funky, frothy jazz-funk vibe with a loungin’ cocktail bar appeal. Nice (sorry! 😉 ).
ROY BROOKS AND THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE
Black Survival
Universal Sound
CD // £10.99

**Digitally remastered reissue of this spiritual jazz holy grail, housed in a hardboard Jap-style box case** Originally released on Harlem’s small independent Im-Hotep Records in 1974, ‘Black Survival’ is a rare recording of charity concert held in aid of the ongoing Sahel drought in Africa. It features legendary, Detroit-born drummer Roy leading his Artistic Truth ensemble on a half hour concert of supremely deep, vibing musicianship layered with Brooks’ hollered…
ROY BROOKS AND THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE
Black Survival
Universal Sound
LP // £12.99

**Digitally remastered reissue of this spiritual jazz holy grail…** Originally released on Harlem’s small independent Im-Hotep Records in 1974, ‘Black Survival’ is a rare recording of charity concert held in aid of the ongoing Sahel drought in Africa. It features legendary, Detroit-born drummer Roy leading his Artistic Truth ensemble on a half hour concert of supremely deep, vibing musicianship layered with Brooks’ hollered history lesson on the region which covers…
JUNGLE / DRUM & BASS
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AMIT
Stay With Me / Kritical
Exit Records
10″ // £7.99

Amit follows up 2011’s impressive ‘9 Times’ LP with forays into atmospheric and harder-edged terrain. ‘Stay With Me’ is the sweeter of the two, layering Irish/Indian songwriter/singer Rani’s plaintive vocals over dramatic strings and rolling halfstep bass waves. Flipside ‘Kritical’ is an off-target fusion of Breaks-y drums and Dubstep elements.
AMIT
You Look Better Dead / Manic Mirror
Exit Records
12″ // £7.99

Two darker D&B rollers from Amit for dBridge’s Exit Recordings. On ‘You Look Better Dead’ Rani, the vocalist from his ‘9 Times’ LP, sails dead eyed and smacked-out over hardstepping drums and rolling bass. Flipside’s ‘Manic Minor’ goes in harder with quaking subs and dread-tech Dub flex.
MINIMAL / DANCEFLOOR
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MARIO & VIDIS
Changed
Silence Music
2CD // £9.99

Mario & Vidis present the sound of Baltic DiscoHouse with their debut album, ‘Changed’. Their 2CD, twenty track set follows well received singles for Endless Flight, Silence Music, Best Works and remixes for Mantis with a smooth and deep collection of down/mid-tempo grooves featuring guest vocals by Justé ‘Jazzu’ Arlauskaité and Kathy Diamond.
SASCHIENNE
Unknown
Kompakt
CD // £8.99

Fine album of svelte, surgically focussed techno-pop for the minimal set, courtesy of Sascha Funke and vocalist Julienne Dessagne (Sacha + Julienne = Saschienne, geddit?). This marks a long overdue return to Kompakt for Funke, whose last release on the label was his 1999 debut, ‘Campus’, and really the sound couldn’t be more Kompakt – this stuff will melt seamlessly into Michael Mayer’s sultry extended DJ sets. Unlike so many…
SASCHIENNE
Unknown
Kompakt
LP+CD // £12.99

**Includes a copy of the album on CD inside** Fine album of svelte, surgically focussed techno-pop for the minimal set, courtesy of Sascha Funke and vocalist Julienne Dessagne (Sacha + Julienne = Saschienne, geddit?). This marks a long overdue return to Kompakt for Funke, whose last release on the label was his 1999 debut, ‘Campus’, and really the sound couldn’t be more Kompakt – this stuff will melt seamlessly into…
TERRANOVA
So Strong
Kompakt
12″ // £6.99

Coolly sexed-up Tech House from Berlin heroes Terranova and Khan. Lead by legendary club figure Fetisch, the Terranova trio present the 2nd single from their finely sculpted ‘Hotel Amour’ LP. On ‘So Strong’ Khan leaves a greasy fluoro night slug trail across rolling square bass and haughty hi-hat shakes while he’s used more sparingly on the Club Version of ‘Boogie For The Dollar’, lending suggestively hushed murmurs to sleek subbass…
SYNTHWAVE / ELECTRO
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PAUL NOVA
Trees without Leaves (Extended Edition)
Vinyl On Demand
2LP // £22.99

**Limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies housed in gatefold jacket** Paul Nova’s ‘Trees Without Leaves’ is a bona fide holy grail of minimal/coldwave-pop. Original (limited to 500) copies now fetch over £200 so there’s much credit due to Vinyl-on-Demand for this pristine double LP reissue packed out with more than 30 minutes of recently discovered and previously unreleased tracks. It’s all the work of one Paul Nova, who first…
LUCAS TROUBLE
In a fit of delirium: 1979-82
Vinyl On Demand
2LP // £22.99

**Edition of 500 individually numbered copies, remastered and housed in a double gatefold sleeve** VoD expose the nether regions of obscure French minimal/synth music with two LPs of ultra-rare recordings by Lucas Trouble. In his many guises – The Gitanes, Jerking Idols, The Mystic Riders From Spectral South, Temple Gates, Vietnam Veterans, to name a few – he’s notched up over 300 releases in the past 30 years, oscillating wildly…
FEADZ & KITO
Electric Empire
ED BANGER
12″ // £5.99

**Includes free download code redeemable from the label** Parisian Electro overlord meets Aussie Dubstep gyal on a sharp 4-track 12″. A-side’s ‘Electric Empire’ is a club-ready fusion of Dubstep lurch and Electro slyde with slightly cringey lyrics reeling off a list of “cool” labels, tracks, artists etc. But there’s a smart instrumental version anyway. Flipside’s ‘Wettex’ is better, locking onto a jabbing Ravers’ rhythm with hyperventilating R&B vox, while ‘Oh…
REPTILE YOUTH
Speeddance
HFN Music
7″ // £5.99

Posturing Danish dance-punk from the voracious Reptile Youth duo aka Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and bassist Esben Valløe. Thankfully they’ve dropped the Reptiel and Retard moniker, picked up an executive producer and A&R man in Kaspar Bjørke and snaffled a wicked remake from Norwegian trio Deathcrush for their debut 7″. The original ‘Speeddance’ isn’t fast but we can see the kids losing their skittles in the middle of a festival to…
TECHNO / HOUSE
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SENSATE FOCUS
Sensate Focus 10
SENSATE FOCUS
12″ // £9.99

Editions Mego introduce their eagerly anticipated Sensate Focus sub-label with an advanced lesson in abstract House architecture. Keeping their cards close to their chest, we’re only allowed to know that it “might” be SND’s Mark Fell, but let’s not play silly buggers: we’ve got ears; it’s got to be him. Mego’s CEO Peter Rehberg also offered to The Wire: “[It’s] music that could be played in nightclubs containing nice keyboard…
MAGIC MOUNTAIN HIGH
The Schnitzel Box Vol. 1
WORKSHOP
12″ // £6.99

**Killer new EP from Workshop pairing up Move D & JuJu & Jordash. Includes photo-printed insert (21.5 x 29cm)** Trippy 3-tracker fresh out of Berlin’s Workshop. Magic Mountain High is a new project from Move D and Juju & Jordash. The A-side is a dense, droning slab of Technofied House built from raw, affective elements and intended to spin you upside out. B-side there’s a dry but fruitly insistent swinger…
LONE
Crystal Caverns 1991
R&S Records
12″ // £5.49

Awesome, super-calorific rave confections from Matt Cutler, heralding his mind-bending Galaxy Garden album, for R&S. The title of ‘Crystal Caverns 1991’ tells you exactly where your man’s head is at – this is some of the most psychedelic, hectic and idea-heavy music he’s ever produced, but its flights of fancy are kept firmly rooted to the dance thanks to wicked edits and percussion hits, the sway and shimmy of the…
OMAR S
998
FXHE
12″ // £10.99

Three tracks of esoteric and functional 313 House from the AOS, plus an untitled banger from Patrik Sjeren. We’re really feeling the haunting piano loops and rugged swing of Omar’s ‘Income Tax Refund Dance’ and especially the offset craftiness of ‘3C 273’ – a rare occurrence of your boy stepping off the 4/4 kicks to killer, shifty effect for the dancers. For measure, there’s also a distorted but funky banger…
SKUDGE / SAN PROPER
Dekmantel Anniversary Series
Dekmantel
12″ // £7.99

Dekmantel continue to celebrate their 5th anniversary in style with two surefire aces from Sweden’s Skudge and A’dam’s San Proper. On ‘Silent Running’ Skudge arrange throbbing Techno bass coated in grungy analogue detritus for those that know. With ‘Rattle (Station To Station)’ San Proper’s also in a filthy mood, jacking with caustic, haughty jack beats to drive the dirtiest swingers. Aces, both of ’em.
PRESK
Hesitate / Kook
Fourth Wave
12″ // £6.99

Bumping, itchy two-tracker from Presk, building on the promise of his previous drops on Fourth Wave, Soul Motive and Ten Thousand Yen. ‘Hesitate’ is exuberant, reinforced boogie-techno, replete with bulbous analogue b-lines, ravey vocal pressure and whipsmart MMM-style beat programming. For the more uptempo ‘Kook’ the funked-up bass returns, this time girded with supremely skippy drum syncopations. Presk sounds like he’s having a whale of a time – this is…
BEN SIMS / SKUDGE
New Blood / Slow Motion (Skudge Mix)
THEORY
12″ // £7.99

Gruff banger from Sims backed with a sleekly tucked-in Skudge remix. Sims’s ‘New Blood’ is built grizzled and burly for relentless peak time action, whereas Skudge’s remix of ‘Slow Motion’ is more concerned with mercurial rhythmic contours and optimised, biokinetic efficiency with buff analogue production values.
POLLYN / MOODYMANN
Pieces In Patterns
For Us
12″ // £7.99

**Limited edition of 1000** Rough Trade’s pet imprint, For Us, drops a peppy Indie-funk side from LA’s Pollyn, backed with mighty remixes from Shangaan Electro producer, Nozinja, and Detroit mainstay, Moodymann. Pollyn charm with the infectiously upbeat, super-cool roll of ‘How Small You Are’ plus a virtually unrecognisable cover of Portishead’s ‘Mysterons’ from their ‘Dummy’ LP, and the disco slyde of ‘Sometimes You Just Know’. Flipside, Nozinja does his sweetened…
TOBIAS / VILLALOBOS / EFDEMIN
Remixes
UNTERTON
12″ // £7.99

Ostgut Ton kick off their white label Unterton series with deeply functional reworks of Tobias from Efdemin and the illustrious Villalobos/Loderbauer duo. Reworking ‘the title track from the ‘Leaning Over Backwards’ LP, Efdemin stealthily unfurls a smoky, slinky roller freckled with smallsound percussions and dreamy, hazily harmonised chords almost guaranteed to work wonders at the right time of the night. To ‘Girts’ Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer secrete their grid-dissolving…
BARKER & BAUMECKER
A Murder Of Crows EP
OSTGUT TON
12″ // £6.99

Tensile Rave-Tech missiles from Berghain residents and dynamic production duo, (Sam) Barker & (ND) Baumecker. ‘A Murder Of Crows (Part 1)’ locks into full-body swing mode with girder-strength bass rhythms offset by kinky, skipping percussion, all enveloped by looming darkside pads. ‘Part 2’ shakes it out on a more stripped down version concentrating on tucked-in drums and a more teasing sort of build. Proper weaponry, this. Tool up.
OCTOBER
String Theory
Simple
12″ // £7.99

Bristol’s House helmsman reputedly inspired Will Saul to revive his Simple imprint just to release this lovely EP, which is backed with a brilliant case of identity crisis from Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt. After a period of relative inaction, October aka Julian Smith returns to the groove, linking with studio partner Borai on ‘String Theory’, a fresh, elegantly paced and richly atmospheric Houser with shades of Matthew Herbert or Fred…
JOHN TEJADA & JUSTIN MAXWELL
Our Gigantic Mistake
Palette Recordings
12″ // £6.99

Oddball Electro-Tech-House and acidic rollers from prolific West Coast production duo. ‘Our Gigantic Mistake’ wends a weird path through offset and stickily dissonant modular synth lines fixed to a crisp electro rhythm. Flipside ‘Whoops (There It Is)’ jacks with a squelchy, modulating Electro-House vibe, and ‘Where’s The Cable?’ treks head-down into atmospheric, tranced-out Techno.
SANYS
Daily Situation
DOWNFALL THEORY
12″ // £6.99

**GREEN TRANSLUCENT VINYL** Stripped down House functions from Sanys and Alex Israel on the 2nd Downfall Theory 12″. ‘Daily Situation’ locks into a tracky Detroit House groove reminding of Omar-S – all hypnotic loops and layered acid evolutions – while ‘Ice VII’ ploughs a rut of gritty, lo-fi TechnoHouse. Alex Israel offers a rugged, Chicago-inspired remix of ‘Daily Situation’ replete with chunky toms and twirling synth dissonance.
VARIOUS / SOL SELECTAS
Moombah Fiesta Volume 1
Sol Selectas
12″ // £8.99

**Vinyl-only exclusive** LA’s DJ Sabo collects four far flung Moombah heaters on one hand-stamped white label. Face up you got Sabo’s quirky, kinky remix of Javier Estrada’s ‘Guerrero Aztec’ and Chief Boima & Uproot Andy’s Afro-infused 110bpm percolator ‘Sina Makossa’. Face down, there’s Cousin Culo’s horn-heated shimmy-shimmy ‘Enemies Get No Water’ and King Louis & DJ Orion’s Mexicano remix of ‘Tin Tin’.
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BATIDA
Batida
Soundway Records
LP // £11.99

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Soundway make an unexpected and entirely welcome swerve into modern Angolan electronic dance music with Batida’s eponymous debut album. The keener outernational observer might have noticed their inclusion on the fantastic Jesse & Crabbe album last year, but no mither if not, because this is as good an introduction you could want. Ten tracks deep, it’s a sweltering yet vibrant hybrid of…
BATIDA
Batida
Soundway Records
CD // £8.99

**Glossy, gatefold book-style case** Soundway make an unexpected and entirely welcome swerve into modern Angolan electronic dance music with Batida’s eponymous debut album. The keener outernational observer might have noticed their inclusion on the fantastic Jesse & Crabbe album last year, but no mither if not, because this is as good an introduction you could want. Ten tracks deep, it’s a sweltering yet vibrant hybrid of contemporary Kuduro with vintage…
ROB
Make It Fast, Make It Slow
Soundway Records
CD // £8.99

**Housed in recreation tip-on vinyl-style jacket** ‘Make It Fast, Make It Slow’ is the “other” LP by Rob, the Ghanaian cosmic funk legend whose ‘Funky Rob Way’ reissued by Soundway was one of our favourite records in 2011. Again, lead singer Rob is joined by the Mag-2 army band and their blazing horn section helmed by bandleader Amponsah Rockson. But this time the tempo is much slower, steamier, and with…
ROCKET JUICE & THE MOON
Rocket Juice & The Moon
Honest Jon’s Records
2LP // £13.99

Eagerly awaited, strongly Fela-flavoured LP on Honest Jon’s combining the talents of Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea – plus a raft of special guests, including Erykah Badu and Paul Simonon. It can be hard not to be sceptical about these sort of star-studded chop-ups, but this one does feel cohesive and worthwhile – I mean, whatever you think of his dayjob, there’s no doubting Flea’s…
ROCKET JUICE & THE MOON
Rocket Juice & The Moon
Honest Jon’s Records
CD // £10.49

Eagerly awaited, strongly Fela-flavoured LP on Honest Jon’s combining the talents of Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea – plus a raft of special guests, including Erykah Badu and Paul Simonon. It can be hard not to be sceptical about these sort of star-studded chop-ups, but this one does feel cohesive and worthwhile – I mean, whatever you think of his dayjob, there’s no doubting Flea’s…
SOFRITO / DAPHNI
Kognokoura (Daphni Mix)
SOFRITO SPECIALS
12″ // £7.99

Sofrito special time, including a smart Daphni edit! ‘Kognokoura’ is a prime slice of Afro-Disco cut in Paris by legendary griot singer Niama Makalou and a group of fellow Malian ex-pat musicians. It was to be Niama’s one and only vinyl release, but Sofrito have rescued it from obscurity, giving those loose handclaps, tinkling Balafon patterns and bumpy bass vamps a new lease of life. Daphni’s edit evens the groove…

Mar 302012
 

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SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY ‘Stealth‘ 2CD (CSR159CD)
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SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY | Stealth 2 x CD (CSR159CD) £12 / £13 / £14

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Sublime new album from the drone / dark ambient legend. “Stealth” presents itself as an exploration of sounds neither here nor there, textures camouflaged against their own background noise, and the distant crackling telemetric code-speak of a vague humanity hidden behind a cloak of deadly high-technology. Five deeply-layered extended tracks, mixed and edited from re-sampled location recordings originally captured inside the hanger environs of a Northrop-Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber, during a period of downtime maintenance at a U.S. Air Force base in Cambridgeshire. Original field recordings and texture preparations by FOURM / Si_Comm. First edition pressing of 1000 copies includes bonus disc comprised of this *pre-mix* material in its original, un-edited form, as a representation of the source audio from which “Stealth” was reconstituted. Deep listening inspired by one of the most mysterious aircraft of the 20th century. Headphones recommended.

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BURIAL HEX | Book Of Delusions CD (CSR166CD) £8 / £9 / £10

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During the period in which Clay Ruby first began working on this piece of art, he had become so completely surrounded by evil and deception that he was forced to begin summoning a particularly extreme and ancient force of protection and vitality just to make it alive through the end of 2008. Aside from spiritually fortifying Ruby’s life, the complexities of these new elemental entities brought with them circumstances causing a much more rich and intense recording experience than he could have ever composed on his own. Classic horror electronics and post-industrial apocalyptic soundscapes with unsettling notes, anguished cries and voices of the dead. His most ritualistic album yet. Reissue of the extremely limited LP with bonus tracks taken from the split LPs with Kinit Her and Zola Jesus, all available on CD for the first time! All tracks have been carefully remastered.

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SAGITTARIUS | The Kingdom Come CD (CSR152CD) £8 / £9 / £10

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Recorded between 2008 and 2011 and influenced by the intellectual world of the German poet Stefan George, “The Kingdom Come” contains 18 songs with a playing time of 65 minutes. With Sagittarius now grown to a full four piece line-up featuring new members Herr Twiggs (Kammer Sieben) on vocals and Theresia W. on oboe, and once again assisted by a number of highly gifted guest musicians, including sG (Secrets Of The Moon), Dev (While Angels Watch) and Josef K. (Von Thronstahl), Sagittarius has managed to conceive a unique and outstanding album in the tradition of the classic European Art Song, blending sophisticated neoclassical compositions with a touch of suicidal folk noir.

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SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY | Stealth T-Shirt (CSR169TS) £11

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Cvlt new shirt celebrating the ‘Book Of Delusions’ album from Burial Hex. Features the album design in white on highest quality black shirt. Check website for available sizes.


PSYCHIC TV | Ov Power CD (CSR160CD) £8 / £9 / £10
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Live at Klecks Theatre, Hamburg, 16th September 1984. Originally issued as a vinyl bootleg in 1985. Fully remastered and expanded. PTV at their most Industrial.
 


PSYCHIC TV | Paramartha CD (CSR161CD) £8 / £9 / £10
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Live 22nd September 1984, Pandora’s Music Box, Rotterdam. 1985 bootlegs ‘Paramarth’ and ‘Unclean’ remastered to create the full live show for the first time.
 


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Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany, 10th December 1984. Originally a bonus CD with “Were You Ever Bullied At School…” (CSR27CD). Not available for 12 years.
 


LULL & BETA CLOUD & ANDREW LILES | Circadian Rhythm Disturbance Reconfigured CD (CSR139CD) £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

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LULL (Mick Harris of Scorn, ex-Napalm Death) and BETA CLOUD (Carl Pace). Billows of powerful bass drones. Includes a remix track by Andrew Liles (NURSE WITH WOUND).
 


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Michael Gregor (SUMMONING / AMESTIGON). Pounding drums surrounded by trumpets and swirling voices. Martial Industrial to Classical sounds, from deep Ambient to cinematic anthems.
 


HELDENTOD | The Ghost MachineCD (CSR131CD) £10 / £11 / £12

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Death industrial and power electronics, with themes of ghosts, ancestor worship, human sacrifice, neolithic fertility rights, unseen dimensions and inhuman intelligences.
 


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HIRSUTE PURSUIT feat. BOYD RICE – ‘Boyd Keeps Swinging’ 12″ (CSR157EP)
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AX – ‘Metal Forest’ CD (CSR167CD)
NDE – ‘Kampfbereit’ CD (CSR164CD)
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IRON FIST OF THE SUN
• 3 May 12, The Victoria, London – with Shift, Hal Hutchinson

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• 4-6 May 12, 30 Years Of Broken Flag, The Dome, London.
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COLDSTRAIN – ‘I’ CD (Spectral Halls Productions) – £11 / £12 / £13
Coldstrain arose from the ashes of Karna, following the interior call flickered in the dark chasms of the minds of Horth (Karna, Goatpsalm, Sick Rites) and Asterius (Sal Solaris). Coldstrain have no parallels nor connections with Karna nor Sal Solaris, except their provenance from distinguished authors proving their abilities. Coldstrain is a fusion of sorrowful tectonics within entangled circuits of the creators’ thoughtways. A long monolithic yet polymophic dedication to solitude and its innermost origins, expressed in one half-of-an-hour tapestry woven by guitar drone, noise, dark ambient and a lot of intimate reminicscenses can be nothing except a great experience. “I” is another hall we advise you to enter, but don’t forget that these corridors are not built for you to walk through and around. Ltd x 300 copies in a gatefold digifile.
DER TOD & DAS MÄDCHEN – ‘D-Moll’ CD (Lichterklang) – £11 / £11 / £12
Der Tod & Das Mädchen started out in 2009. Their debut album “d-Moll“ is a musical anthology of long forgotten lyricists, harking back to the death of Goethe. The elegies, all evolving from the 19th century, reveal the sadness and the pain of the loss of close relatives. Melancholy and transience, deathwish and madness, dream and reality crystallise themselves out of these thoughts and build the centre of “d-Moll“. Inspired by componists of the romantic times, the extict poetry is mainly based on the dark and melancholic tunes of a piano. The closing words by the German imperator Wilhelm II. from 1904 build the end of the album, questioning the human arrogance with his words “the world is so big and we are so small, how come that we expect to circle everything around us?”. Ltd x 300 copies in a digipak.
DÈRNIERE VOLONTÉ – ‘Ne Te Retourne Pas’ CD (Hau Ruck!) – £13 / £14 / £15
“Ne Te Retourne Pas” is a compliation of electro-martial songs which apeared on some limited vinyl and compilations, as well unreleased tracks dating from 2003 to today. Some songs come from different side projects which never got released. The single ‘Toujours’ which was recorded for the ‘Devant le Miroir’ Tour is available for the 1st time on CD. Also includes a track produced at the same time but previously unreleased. Digipak.

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DRAUGURINN – ‘Myrkraverk’ CD (Le Crepuscule Du Soir) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Shamanic and ritualistic music from Sweden featuring dark, sacral, nature, emotions, feelings. Whereas the gloomy dark ambient of the previous album “Daudada” left a lot to the listener’s imagination “Myrkraverk” gives more hints. Nothing obvious, nothing overt, still murky, still questioning, still transcending, but this time slightly more tangible. Now the voices you hear are actually voices, namely whispers and wails, awakened from who knows when, but it was in a place audibly cold, dark, wet and barren. The basic percussion has now evolved into sparse ritualistic percussion made by using shamanic instruments. Once, this was sacred. today, it needs to be remembered and revered again. Ltd x 500 copies.
GOATPSALM – ‘Erset La Tari’ CD (Aesthetic Death Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Second album from this Russian act. Bleak death industrial ambient for the fearless, a dark initiation co-existing with lo-fi noise and raw black metal visitations – an eclectic diversion of auditory dissonance and dissidence. Steeped in demonology, this music will inspire the darkness dwelling in your subconscious. Features members of Karna, Sickrites, Baal Zebuth, Cyber Baphomet etc. A true underground and occult aura surrounds this act of darkness. Ltd x 1000 copies.
KARNA – ‘Nekronautica: Chronicles Of Lost Souls’ CD (Spectral Halls Productions)
– £11 / £12 / £13
Blackest Ambient from this Russian act. Karna is dead, and there are no doubts or vain regrets. However, as a perfect creature of Pure primordial Darkness, even after death it continues to paroxysmally emit spawns of its heritage, whose prehensile tentacles are woven deeply into the fabric of our Cosmos. “Nekronautica” is a compilation of different, shattered, sharpened splints of Karna’s inanimate legacy. Unlike other compilations, “Nekronautica” doesn’t sum up any terms, or provide any conclusion or essence, it is just a door to those Darkness of which was told so much, but which become fearfully real only after death, and there is no matter whose. Ltd x 300 copies.

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KARNA / VELEHENTOR – ‘Era Of Cold Hearts / The Asha Blaze – 7 Minutes Later’ CD
(Nomos Dei) – £11 / £12 / £13
Split album from two great Dark Ambient / Black Ambient Russian formations. Karna presents 4 ominous ambient post-industrial tracks, in the spirit of Melek-Tha and early MZ.412 experiments. Rough textures of noise, ambient viscous substrates, persuasive voice loops and barely perceptible rhythmic structures. “The Asha Blaze – 7 Minutes Later” is a half-hour dedication of the Ural act Velehentor to the major railway accident that occurred near the town of Asha in 1989. Relaxing soundscapes with a foundation or synthetic percussion and spooky atmospherics. The track draws the listener to a depth of sound soft wonder, quietly bringing it to a head in a clear, otherworldly drone. Cleverly composed and appropriately designed material is not for everyday listening. Ltd x 666 copies in a super jewelbox.

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KRASCHAU – ‘Offenbarung’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13
The debut album of a promising new act in the Martial Industrial scene. Inspired by the great empires and kingdoms of Europe, like the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prussia and 20th century christian and legitimist movements. The lyrics deal with the themes of christian mysticism and the spirit of struggle – as opposed to the coward comfort of the modern world. The album features various guest musicians from the Hungarian industrial and neofolk scene. Neoclassical / symphonic music with the strictness of martial rhythms and with the power of industrial sounds. For fans of Triarii , Arditi , March of heroes etc. Digipak.
LCHM – ‘Terra Australis Incognita’ CD (La Esencia) – £11 / £12 / £13
Debut album from LCHM, inspired by the short stories of Jorn Riel, a Danish writer who lived for 16 years in the most isolated and impervious areas of Greenland in the early 20th Century, at close quarters with the hunters who originally lived there. With this work, LCHM has tried to recreate, by means of sound, the lights and shadows of these great and unknown men who lived extraordinary experiences by relying on their own forces alone, on their adaptability and on their will to survive in an age when you didn’t have much to begin with. LCHM was born out of a passion for audial research, the study of human psychology, and ispirations drawn from several esoteric practices. Deep and wide sounds, bright and obscure, unique and full of nuances. LCHM conceives and records all of its material using sounds captured in nature, in unusual places, or created using other instruments. Digipak.
MHÖNOS – ‘Humiliati’ CD (Le Crepuscule Du Soir) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Ritualistic Doom Metal from France. Mysterious, ritualistic drones made through bass layers, amplifier worship, possessed chants and Burzum-inspired ambience, Mhönos emerges from his crypt during year MMX to offer his bewitching liturgy to the mass. Dark and bright, ugly and beautiful, overwhelming, uplifting, melodic and droning at times, ritual issued by Mhönos aback and sometimes mixes the horror and the esoteric. Low frequences and tortured voices reign in supreme masters in the unstructured reptation, throbbing and disorder, thorned at irregular intervals by hypnotic psalms scended by haunted voices. Necropiss from The Arrival Of Satan appears on this album. Ltd x 500 copies.
MOLJEBKA PVLSE – ‘Sadalachbia’ CD (Isoramara) – £11 / £12 / £13
Brand new studio work by the great Swedish “mysterious drone” project, now a trio consisting of Mathias Josefson, Lena Bergendahl and Karin Jacobson. Three long pieces, siren-like drones, melancholic piano-patterns, harmonium-drones, strangely effected field recordings all set within a very special kind of ambience. The backbone of all these pieces is the drones and the harmonium. They form a swirl of long form sounds on which on top there are sparse sounds the amplified objects and some piano. Presented in an outsize card gatefold sleeve with obi strip.

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MOURNING DAWN – ‘For The Fallen’ 2 x LP (Aesthetic Death Records) – £20 / £25 / £30
Second album from this French doom metal / black metal act, 2 years after their eponymous debut album. Full of despair and pain, the production is freezing, the material is slower then ever and together with the guest vocals of Jonathan Thery (Ataraxie, Hyadningar, Bethlehem, Funeralium), “For The Fallen” is definitely the sickest effort by this suicidal French band. In the vein of Bethlehem, early Katatonia and Deinonychus. Ltd x 350 copies on splatter vinyl in a sumptuous gatefold sleeve with insert.

All LP / 12″ Vinyl

NECROSADIST – ‘Abstract Satan’ CD (Temple Of Flesh / Daemon Worship Productions /
Blood Harvest
) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
“Abstract Satan” is a proper head-first initiation into the abyss of Necrosadist; a 46-minute blistering deluge of raw Necro Black Metal violence. Serpentine, dynamic song structures gnarling and twisting together titanic, gargantuan riffs, intense blasting machinegun violence, slit-throat vocals that are vomited – not sung, obscure and hypnotic atmospheres, chaotic, wailing guitar solos screaming from the netherworlds and hints of occult psychedelia – all pointing in the only direction possible: downwards towards Hell. Featuring lyrical contributions courtesy of KHZ (Bestia Arcana, Malchira) and MkM (Aosoth, Antaeus). You are nothing but flesh.
OF THE WAND AND THE MOON – ‘The Lone Descent’ CD (Heidrunar Myrkrunar)
– £13 / £14 / £15
The long awaited and anticipated 5th album from Denmark’s Of The Wand & The Moon. Kim Larsen takes a different road to the previous albums. 60’s influenced, where the love for Lee Hazlewood and Serge Gainsbourg shines through. Still keeping the dark Neofolk roots, “The Lone Descent” is without doubt the most bleak and melancholic album from Of The Wand & The Moon, and clearly shows Larsen’s brilliant talent as a singer/songwriter. Features guests: Lorenzo Woodrose (Baby Woodrose), Aron, Soma Allpass (Mew, Martin Hall), Bo Rande (The William Blakes, Mew, Blue Foundation), John Murphy (Death In June, Knifeladder, Nico, SPK), John van der Lieth (Sonne Hagal) and Anne Eltard (Solanaceae, OTWATM). CD comes in glossy spotvarnished slipcase and 24 pages booklet. Features the artwork of Alex Rose.

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OLD FORGOTTEN LANDS – ‘Primal CD (Hypnotic Dirge) – £11 / £12 / £13
Old Forgotten Lands’ much-awaited full-length album ‘Primal’ finally sees the light of day. Whereas the older material was more synth-based ambient, the new material shows a nice progression from musician Elan O’Neal, and has a much more natural and organic feeling. Making use of various unique instruments such as a Tibetan singing bowl, a tambourine, wooden flute, violin, timpani, maracas, among others, as well as the use of field recordings, acoustic guitar, synth, and minimum vocals, when all is said and done, this is an ambitious and well-executed album spanning almost an hour in length. Primal also features guest appearances from some prolific special guests. Overall, this is a fantastic and diverse album which shows incredible maturity in a genre which can sometimes become repetitive and mundane, and should be definitely be appreciated by all fans of ambient, neo-folk, and experimental music. Ltd x 300 copies.
SVALBARD – ‘Der Letzte Blick Zurück’ CD (Lichterklang) – £11 / £11 / £12
Svalbard started as a one-man project in 2006 (now a duo), with music based on a mixture of Dark Ambient and Neoclassical influences. The second full-length album entitled from Svalbard sees the band strengthening their song-writing skills and sharpening their individual character. “Der Letzte Blick Zurück” offers the perfect blend of military pop appeal and dark dance hymns, combined with the depth of Russian melancholy and newly gained folkloristic influences. Mastered by Axel Frank (Werkraum, Triarii). Ltd x 450 copies.

All Svalbard Titles

THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT / NEIGE MORTE – ‘The Austrasian Goat / Neige Morte’ 10″
(Music Fear Satan) – £11 / £13.50 / £16
Two of the most exciting new wave of French Black Metal / Blackened Doom bands offer us one new and unreleased track apiece (10 minutes per side). A very special record with printed outer and mysteriously printed inner sleeves! Ltd x 1000 copies on white vinyl.

All The Austrasian Goat TitlesAll 10″ Vinyl

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN – ‘Deathward, To The Tomb’ 10″ (Release The Bats)
– £14 / £16.50 / £19
Trepaneringsritualen explores themes of religion, magick and the occult realms of consciousness, taking its musical cues from old-school ritual ambient & death industrial. Rhythmic and seething at times, and oozing forward with a creeping sense of desolation, Trepaneringsritualen conjures forth bleak but mesmerising visions of the end-times. Babalon, Consort of Chaos, Sacred Whore and Mother of the Virgin of Eternity. Since the dawn of time She has been with Man and in March of 1949 she was revealed in the flesh. “Deathward, To The Womb” is largely inspired by the Babalon working conducted by Jack Parsons, 1949. It is dedicated to his memory and to the Virgin Daughter. She is flame of life, power of darkness, she destroys with a glance, she may take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men. Ltd x 275 copies only!

All 10″ Vinyl

WALK THROUGH FIRE – ‘Furthest From Heaven’ CD (Aesthetic Death Records)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Debut CD from this awesome Swedish sludge doom act from Sweden. Oppressive, claustrophobic dark blackened sludge / doom / guitar drone. Enveloped in pain. Taking inspiration from the shit that surrounds us in society – Walk Through Fire transpose this into a musical megalith which yearns for the demise of mankind. Mastered by Greg Chandler (Esoteric). Dedicated to the late Johan Carlzon (Abandon). Ltd x 1000 copies.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye: Music From The Motion Picture’
CD (Sweet Nothing) – £15 / £16 / £17
The soundtrack to the intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of ground-breaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their “Pandrogyne” project. Featuring music by Psychic TV, Thee Majesty and various collaborators (Bryin Dall, Derek Rush, Tony Conrad). This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art. In warm and intimate images captured handheld, Marie Losier crafts a labyrinthine mise-en-scene of interviews, home movies, and performance footage. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness, one in defiance of the daily dehumanization of the body by the pervasive presence of advertising and pornography, conveying beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.

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BLOOD AXIS – ‘Born Again’ CD (Storm) – £13 / £14 / £15

Over the course of the 12 tracks which comprise their 2nd album, “Born Again”, Blood Axis explores an epic yet human universe in which gods are summoned, kingdoms rise, riddles are unlocked, love is lost, and worlds crumble. Whereas early Blood Axis music was marked by keyboards and samples, Blood Axis in 2010 is stripped down to an essential core of natural instrumentation – electric and acoustic strings, melodeon, piano, highland bagpipes and Galician gaita, marching percussion, the mysterious Annabel-a-tron, and Bobby BeauSoleil’s growling, prison-vintage guitar eruptions circa 1976. Underpinning the album and propelling much of the music is the traditional Irish bodhrán, recorded here with unprecedented power. Moynihan’s ominous voice is well matched by Annabel Lee’s elfin intonations, just as her violin finds a perfect counterpoint in Robert Ferbrache’s protean guitar parts. Shot through by myth and romance, the expressive lyrics on “Born Again” have their roots in ancient and modern poetry, archaic invocations and tragic laments. Both unclassifiable and unforgettable: neither folk nor rock, traditional nor avant-garde, modern nor archaic, it is simply Blood Axis. To everything there is season. For those who are cursed, a time to die and to be forgotten. And for the blessed, a time to be born again: to live on, beyond death, in the minds of men. Now is the time for Blood Axis to be Born Again. Packaged in a beautiful gatefold outsize cover with foilblock lettering and a 24-page booklet.

BLOOD AXIS – ‘Ultimacy’ CD (Storm) – £13 / £14 / £15

“Ultimacy” collects the final versions of all the singles and compilation tracks released by Blood Axis during the two decades since the project was founded (1991-2011). Stunning versions of well known BA classics such as ‘The Hangman And The Papist’, ‘Eternal Soul’, ‘The March Of Brian Boru’, ‘Wir Rufen Deine Wölfe’. These pieces appear in a reverse chronological order, beginning with more recent work and moving back through time to the distant past. Blood Axis explore European folklore; German occultism; Norse and Perso-Roman mythology; fatalism, militarism and Nietzschean romanticism through folk rock, ritual pieces and menacing electronica. Expertly re-mastered by Blood Axis member and renowned studio engineer Robert Ferbrache, “Ultimacy” presents these rare tracks in their ideal form, exactly as the band itself has always heard and envisioned them. Guests include: Stephen Flowers (Edred Thorsson), Boyd Rice (NON), Thomas Thorn (My Life with the Thrill Kill Kill Kult / Electric Hellfire Club), and Markus Wolff (Waldteufel). Presented in a spot-varnished gatefold digisleeve with printed inner sleeve.

DEATH IN JUNE – ‘The Rule Of Thirds’ CD (NERUS / Soleilmoon)
– £13 / £14 / £15

From Autumnal to Vernal Equinox, this is the Death In June Winter tree. Stripped bare, but for thirteen of its branches. But they are as strong as ever, and with thirteen glasses and one last toast, this new album captures the true essence of Death In June, again setting new standards in its self-created genre. Let the Blackbirds kiss you and may The Rule Of Thirds dictate your life. This is the first Death In June studio album in more than three years and has been likened to ‘But What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?” and “Rose Clouds Of Holocaust”. Toten Pop and Kampf Fire Music for the Neofolk generation! This CD edition is presented in an embossed softpak with 16 page lyric book.

FLEURETY – ‘Evoco Bestias’ 7″ (Aesthetic Death Records) – £7 / £8 / £9

The second release in the Fleurety 7″ vinyl series! This band from Ytre Enebakk, Norway, has been hailed as one of the originators of the style that has lately come to be known as avant-garde metal. “Evoco Bestias” features the first new tracks from Fleurety since 1998. These 2 tracks serve as a powerful evocation of the feral spirit in man. As well as founding members Alexander Nordgaren and Svein Egil Hatlevik, the recording features Andreas Barsleth and Ayna B. Johansen. “Evoco Bestias” was recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios, Oslo in 2008, with the assistance of Tore Ylwisaker (Ulver). Artwork by Trine & Kim Design Studio (known for their work for Mayhem, Gallhammer, Shining, Ulver etc). Ltd x 666 copies on heavy duty grey vinyl.

IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES – ‘Insanity & Treatment’ 3 x CD
(Infinite Fog Productions) – £26 / £28 / £30

The bloody awaited new release from the cult Swedish Industrial / Dark Ambient act! Jouni Havukainen has never released his records too often. In over 20 years of existence, ISN have produced just five full-length albums, each of which is an approachless peak in the history of dark music. “Insanity & Treatment” is a collection of the group’s live performances, the best of which have been carefully selected and remastered personally by the author. You’ll discover the legendary radio recording of Mort Aux Vaches, concerts in Madrid, France, Prague and Moscow. Rediscover classics such as ‘Purgate My Stain’, ‘Death, Just Only Death’ and ‘You Are The Dead’. Features appearances from Tomas Pettersson (Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio), Kathleen Binder (Transistor) and Peter Andersson (Raison D’Etre). Ltd x 999 copies in a stunning digibook designed by Jerome Nougaillon (Propergol). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Sweetness Will Overcome’ CD (Segerhuva)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Full-packed (70mins) and well disposed comp filled with high quality noise / industrial / experimental mayhem, mostly from Sweden. Featuring: Barrikad, Blod, Government Alpha, Institut, IRM, Irgun Z’wai Leumi, Jarl, Koeff, Martin Bladh (IRM / Skin Area), MNEM, Moljebka Pvlse, Ochu, Sewer Election, Sharon’s Last Party, Skin Area and Treriksroset.

 


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declare
–APS_ADMIN
–APS_ADMIN
–APS_CSL2
cursor c_tk(cli_ IN varchar2) is
select S.cli,D.bras_dslam_name,D.nlc,D.vpi,D.vci
from sc_e_dsl_line_t D,
(select *
from sc_e_subscriber_t
where cli = cli_
) S
where D.subscriber_id = S.subscriber_id;

ip_presence_MGMT    SC_E_PRESENCE_T.IP%TYPE;
ip_presence_ROUTED  SC_E_PRESENCE_T.IP%TYPE;
ip_presence_STB     SC_E_PRESENCE_T.IP%TYPE;
myCli               SC_E_SUBSCRIBER_T.CLI%TYPE;
d_tk                c_tk%ROWTYPE;

begin
–===============================
— Input parameter: default values
–===============================
ip_presence_MGMT := ‘_null_’;
ip_presence_ROUTED := ‘_null_’;
ip_presence_STB := ‘_null_’;
–===============================
— Input parameter: Custom values
–===============================
myCli := lpad(‘0119000070′,12,’0’);
—   ip_presence_MGMT := ‘79.255.0.11’;
ip_presence_ROUTED := ‘80.116.130.27’;
—   ip_presence_STB := ‘82.62.217.189’;
–===============================
— Force presence
–===============================
open c_tk(myCli);
fetch c_tk into d_tk;
if (c_tk%FOUND) then
delete SC_E_PRESENCE_T
where SUBSCRIBER_ID = (select SUBSCRIBER_ID from sc_e_subscriber_t where cli = myCli);

if (ip_presence_MGMT != ‘_null_’) then

delete SC_E_PRESENCE_T
where IP=ip_presence_MGMT;

Insert into SC_E_PRESENCE_T
(IP, NETWORK_BRAS_DSLAM_NAME, NETWORK_NLC, NETWORK_VPI, NETWORK_VCI,
SUBSCRIBER_ID, CLI, NETWORK_USERNAME, NETWORK_DOMAIN, TIMESTAMP,
CONNECTION_DATE, SESSION_TYPE, ACCESS_DEVICE, USER_DEVICE, POP,
CAPTIVE_PORTAL_TYPE, URL_FILTERING, FIREWALLING, FIREWALL_IP, USERNAME,
NETWORK_PROXY_CLIENT, NETWORK_BRAS_CLIENT, RSL_ID, NETWORK_ACCT_SESSION_ID)
(
select ip_presence_MGMT, d_tk.bras_dslam_name, d_tk.nlc, d_tk.vpi, d_tk.vci,
SUBSCRIBER_ID, CLI, ‘NTWUSRMGMT-‘||myCli, myCli||’.aliceres.mgmt’, ‘1276781725871’,
sysdate-(30/24*60), ‘ADSL MGMT’, ‘AG’, ‘AGTR069WM’, ‘SV’,
NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL,
‘0.0.0.1’, ‘16.16.16.1’, ‘1’, ‘0/0/0/0.0_1’
from sc_e_subscriber_t where cli = myCli
);
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE (‘CLI=’||myCli||’: MGMT presence forced to IP=’||ip_presence_MGMT);
end if;

if (ip_presence_ROUTED != ‘_null_’) then
delete SC_E_PRESENCE_T
where IP=ip_presence_ROUTED;

Insert into SC_E_PRESENCE_T
(IP, NETWORK_BRAS_DSLAM_NAME, NETWORK_NLC, NETWORK_VPI, NETWORK_VCI,
SUBSCRIBER_ID, CLI, NETWORK_USERNAME, NETWORK_DOMAIN, TIMESTAMP,
CONNECTION_DATE, SESSION_TYPE, ACCESS_DEVICE, USER_DEVICE, POP,
CAPTIVE_PORTAL_TYPE, URL_FILTERING, FIREWALLING, FIREWALL_IP, USERNAME,
NETWORK_PROXY_CLIENT, NETWORK_BRAS_CLIENT, RSL_ID, NETWORK_ACCT_SESSION_ID)
(
select ip_presence_ROUTED, d_tk.bras_dslam_name, d_tk.nlc, d_tk.vpi, d_tk.vci,
SUBSCRIBER_ID, CLI, ‘NTWUSRROUTED-‘||myCli, ‘aliceres.routed’, ‘1276781725871’,
sysdate-(20/24*60), ‘ADSL DATI ROUTED’, ‘AG’, ‘PC’, ‘SV’,
NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL,
‘0.0.0.1’, ‘16.16.16.1’, ‘1’, ‘0/0/0/0.0_1’
from sc_e_subscriber_t where cli = myCli
);
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE (‘CLI=’||myCli||’: ROUTED presence forced to IP=’||ip_presence_ROUTED);
end if;

if (ip_presence_STB != ‘_null_’) then
delete SC_E_PRESENCE_T
where IP=ip_presence_STB;
Insert into SC_E_PRESENCE_T
(IP, NETWORK_BRAS_DSLAM_NAME, NETWORK_NLC, NETWORK_VPI, NETWORK_VCI,
SUBSCRIBER_ID, CLI, NETWORK_USERNAME, NETWORK_DOMAIN, TIMESTAMP,
CONNECTION_DATE, SESSION_TYPE, ACCESS_DEVICE, USER_DEVICE, POP,
CAPTIVE_PORTAL_TYPE, URL_FILTERING, FIREWALLING, FIREWALL_IP, USERNAME,
NETWORK_PROXY_CLIENT, NETWORK_BRAS_CLIENT, RSL_ID, NETWORK_ACCT_SESSION_ID)
(
select ip_presence_STB, d_tk.bras_dslam_name, d_tk.nlc, d_tk.vpi, d_tk.vci,
SUBSCRIBER_ID, CLI, ”, ”, ‘1276781725871’,
sysdate-(10/24*60), ‘STB’, ‘AG’, ‘STB’, ‘SV’,
NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL,
‘0.0.0.1’, ‘16.16.16.1’, ‘1’, ‘0/0/0/0.0_1’
from sc_e_subscriber_t where cli = myCli
);
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE (‘CLI=’||myCli||’: STB presence forced to IP=’||ip_presence_STB);
end if;
commit;
else
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE (‘CLI=’||myCli||’: TK not found’);
end if;
close c_tk;
end;
/

Mar 282012
 

 

Chain D.L.K.: Hi Patric… how are you?

Patric Catani: Hello, well… I’m still a bit confused but arrived back very relaxed and positive from my tour in Australia and New Zealand where I played several festivals and club gigs. Just as I am getting used to Berlin again, I start working on some Film music for a director from Rome and I just checked up on the details for a stage I curated at Crack Festival in Rome on june 22nd.  Let’s just say, I’m great!

Chain D.L.K.: I enjoyed your Lowfistication a lot, in particular the exhilarating effect produced by the insertion of those vocal samples and the poisoned description of a wide range of imaginary from club music… I’ve still not read any reviews but I would imagine some reviewers might recommend it to nerd and geeks alike… what do you think?

Patric Catani: Absolutely possible! I guess all people who live in caves know what the deal is 🙂 – but seriously this music is meant to build bridges and shape an umbrella of love. Everybody who thinks the opposite doesn’t know about the history of electronic dance music at all… I read something about it in the German “Tonspion” and they really understood it and liked it as well… Of course it’s a fun record, especially on a label like Cock Rock Disco. I tried to underline their style. Jason Forrest (who runs the label) and myself, DJed a lot together and just enjoyed playing a lot of funny tasteless styles. The record I made is in that spirit.

 

Chain D.L.K.: If someone were to look for an interpretation (or as they would more appropriately say in German, Sinngebung, i.e. research of sense), could you offer some advice?

Patric Catani: It’s a combination of exaggerated dance and club styles thrown in a big pot, stir fried and battered with extra gravy and honey. I have to admit that I can get “lowfisticated” myself at times. It’s a record to freak out to and to bang your head to. I got dizzy several times producing it and nearly threw up too, but I enjoy the effects of an unleashed wave of power. The ballads like “Erotic Conflict” and “Moscow Love” are in the spirit of the dutch kids’ music called Jump-style, which kind of fascinated me. They mainly meet on the streets and do wild synced dancing without drugs or anything. I tried to go deep into the soul and mind of a Jump-style dancer and describe that in the songs. Normal life and feelings such as the love and the desire of a Jump-style heart. “My baby wants a hug, but I wanna jump”.  Other tracks are more in the spirit of Chicago Booty Bounce like DJ Funk, DJ Deeon or the whole new Juke Generation, a music style that gets ignored by a lot of club people that are focusing on their minis.

The funny things is that most of the songs are not even so fast! They are made in the same tempo as “normal” club music but I had a ton of fun creating this hyperactive energy that kind of drives you crazy. Also it’s definitely not something I do all the time, but to drop it here and there at parties is an outrageous pleasure for the dance floor.  Don’t we all like to get “lowfistication” at times?

Chain D.L.K.: When we spoke on the occasion of Driver&Driver’s first release, you described that sound as Apocalypso Slapbackbilly… what is “Lowfistication”?

Patric Catani: I call it Dance Music! Take it or leave it!

Chain D.L.K.: There’re many nuances which evoke past memories of techno music… in your experience, what are the main changes in techno music from its early days?

Patric Catani: When I got into Techno music it was always mixed with different elements and even the lineup on parties would be a variation of hard Acid, Breakbeat, House and all sorts of stuff. Of course it changed throughout the years to many Sub and Sub Sub Genres of Sub Genres. I’m not really in the Techno world anymore, since there’s too many other things to discover, but reading those loaded up “intellectual” reviews about House music and Minimal Techno makes me laugh a lot. As far as I can see from the outside it’s still supposed to be party music, face it and stand up for it!

 

Chain D.L.K.: Let’s speak about your family. I mean not the relatives, but the one portrayed on the poster included in the release… any conflict over bathroom usage in the morning?

Patric Catani: Well… As you might imagine Candie Hank needs the longest in the bathroom for his styling… Since he’s providing for the family and pays the bills we all agree to let him go first.

Chain D.L.K.: I wonder why there’s no family pet!

Patric Catani: The Very Impossible Person takes that role kind of… He’s locked up in a cage most of the time.

Chain D.L.K.: Since we can’t always talk just about music, let’s go for a serious question: when do you think the world is going to end?I need exact day and time of day…

Patric Catani: Wasn’t it last week??? I must have missed it!

 

Chain D.L.K.: Ok then, let’s come back to “Lowfistication”… do you think someone will study it in some academy, say, in 2150AC?

Patric Catani: I should say no but I say YES!

 

Chain D.L.K.: Do you have any tips for the listeners embarking into the journey?

Patric Catani: Don’t get on it and feel too adult about it. Let the sunshine in. Let there be House!

 

Chain D.L.K.: Who would be the perfect man of old school – the really fatal one – in your opinion? Derrick May? Joey Beltram?

Patric Catani: Joey Beltram made the Mentazm track… He’s the man!

Chain D.L.K.: One thing I find interesting about the whole Ayahuasca experience… The people from the Amazon or the Andes, who have their local shaman to promote local production of Ayahuasca, are normally written about in odd books on spirituality, mysticism, soul searching and so on by unprepared writers… how come European or American publishers don’t concentrate on their cookbook?

Patric Catani: Because Sauerkraut is not psychedelic enough.

 

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www.patric-catani.com

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OECD 153     MACELLERIA MOBILE DI MEZZANOTTE – Hard Boiled Night Club     CD Jewel-Box / Ltd. 300 copies  13,- €

Look at your back : Macelleria Mobile di Mezzanotte is on the road again ….
Negroni, Cigarettes, Flash, Guns, Paparazzi …. This is the trade-mark sound for “Losers”.
White-Jazz Industrial as only MMM can play.
Back on Via Veneto, the murder place, where everything has begun.
The last rays of Dolce Vita still enlightened the winter day when MMM brought this forgotten bunch of songs to a new life.
Ready for their best effort to date.
“Hard Boiled Night Club” is the comeback record, a collection of finest and deepest tracks which will tear your pride apart.
Songs of black gloves on a milk white neck.
Songs of black whores with no face.
Songs of dancers on an easy tune.
Songs for a swinging blade in the night of Roma.
Songs of criminal jazz in a dark and foggy club.
Songs for Paparazzi on a solitary beach.
Songs for Wilma Montesi.
Songs off the record and very hush-hush.
Songs for true losers.
Songs of Hard Boiled.

Tracklist :

01. Hard Boiled Night Club (featuring Selaxon Lutberg)
02.
White Jazz
03. Il Killer che è in Me
04.
Strettamente Confidenziale
05. Last Resistance
06. In the Still of the Night
07. Paparazzi on my Back
08. Massacro a Via Veneto
09. Wilma Montesi Jazz Love Tragedy
10. Black Hollywood sul Tevere
11.
Criminalmente Bella
12. Piccolo Hotel per Sadici (featuring Satanismo Calibro 9)

 

 OECD 154     TEATRO SATANICO –  Fatwa  CDDigipack / Ltd. 300 copies  13,- €

! UNCOMPROMISING SATANICKA ELECTRONICKA !
This album is without a doubt the band’s most Satanick work to date.
It starts with a bunch of anti-religion synth-punk songs.
Then it moves deeply farther into esoterick electronick left-hand paths, where post-industrial noises copulate with minimal-electro sounds.
And then it puts a malediction (or a prayer?) on the real enemy of humanity.
And ends summoning the Proud Adversary of the true evil, a ritual invocation to the only and true Light-bringer!
And then again more hell to tell …
10 songs with Italian, English and Latin lyrics.
Post-industrial laptop-punk & Satanicka esotericka electronicka at his very very beAst!
Well hidden inside the digipack folder come 4 full-colour pictures of astonishing oil-paintings by SATURNO BUTTO’

(www.saturnobutto.com), the Italian maestro internationally known for his exceptional and superior fine-art.


Tracklist :
1. Allah Kebab
2. Adrian Andrew Woodhouse
3. God told you to do it
4. Fatwa
5. Sex Magick Rockets Babalon
6.
Baby Babalon
7. La Visione e la Voce
8. dio dio dio di odio
9.
Anus Dei
10. Veni Satan Lucifer

 

 

OECD155     MB&MO –   Spiritual Noises CDDigipack / Ltd. 300 copies  13,- €

Historical collaboration between two of the fathers of Italian (and not only Italian)
Old-School Industrial :
MAURIZIO BIANCHI [M.B.] and PIERPAOLO ZOPPO [M.O. / MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA].
“Creating noise is determined by the presence of an original particle to which randomly apply an alteration
 

to convey a voltage-activated disturbing that determinates the electro-phonic perturbation.
As a result we obtain the SPIRITUAL NOISES”.
Sounds by >
M.B. : ancient loops, modern metals and futuristic waves.
M.O. : synthesizer, loops, noise effects.
Final sound manuipulation by >
Gianluca Favaron : masterful amalgam and mixing.
Tracklist :
01. Paticella M
02. Alterazione B
03. Disturbo M
04. Perturbazione O
05. Spiritual Noises

 

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::: STILL HOT at the CAFE :::

 

OECD 152     CANDOR CHASMA – <Rings>      Digipack / Ltd. 300 copies      13,- €

Candor Chasma is the new electronic duo of Corrado Altieri (Monosonik, Uncodified)

and Simon Balestrazzi (T.A.C., Dream Weapon Ritual).
The band name comes from outer space (Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons in the Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars)

and their debut album <Rings> is a 5-part hallucinogenic voyage inside analogue whirls, multilayered textures made of tapes

and white noise, psychedelic frequencies and cerebral ambient-noise.
With <Rings> the duo rewrites and revises old school industrial, creating contemporary hypnotic atmospheres

and up to date power-electronics explosions yet making full reference to the experimental side of the grey area.
For sure a project that will appeal to all the fans of good old-school sounds.
Tracklist :
1. Inside the Ether at 06:00 A.M.
2. The Third Void
3. Chemical Analysis of Ectoplasm
4. Hallucination Doors
5. Apophenia

 

 

OECD 151     HOROLOGIUM & K. MEIZTER – Decorated Silence     CD Jewel-Box  / Ltd. 300 copies       13,- €

Nearly five years since K. Meizter (Beyond Sensory Experience) and Horologium’s previous work “Eight Studies in Transition”

the two artists return with their sophomore collaborative release “Decorated Silence”.
The album’s theme revolves around the concept of language perceived as decorated silence

with K. Meizter and Horologium communicating through their illustrious dark tinted soundscapes.
Expect a dark ambient industrial release of highest class.
Tracklist:
1. A Momentary Painting (4:10)
2. In Winter Still (8:17)
3. Unsound (5:21)
4. Lost for Words (6:03)
5. One String Serenade (3:58)
6. The Rhythm of Silence (5:43)
7. A Quiet Answer (8:42)
8.
Gone with the Wave (4:23)

 

 

OECD 148     LUX ANODYCA – Soul Meshes     Jewel-Box / Ltd. 300 copies  12,- €

Debut release by this new Italian project arround KIRLIAN CAMERA.
Lux Anodyca was set up in 2006 by Redux and his wife Claudia Morel.
Redux is a member of Kirlian Camera since 2007, you might have discovered Lux Anodyca on the excellent

3-CD box “Odyssey Europa” by Kirlian Camera.
And of course the master is inspiring the follower, Lux Anodyca sometimes sounds pretty Kirlian Camera-like

but at the other hand, they for sure explore wider fields.
Lux Anodyca is also diving into the realms of experimental music, gothic ballads, folk
and minimal electronics, which definitely confirms the very open-minded way of composing.
Think at something like a mix of Kirlian Camera vs. David E. Williams …
Like a Noir movie soundtrack and songs singed by drunken singers.
Tracklist :
01. Games at Rhodary
02. Mary on the Floor
03. Angel’s Bolero
04. Walakee
05. Fix Fax Fox
06. Coroner’s Sun
07. Albategnius
08. Hostel of Sould
09. Dark Passenger
10. Mister Redman

 

 

OECD 146     ROMA AMOR – Occhi Neri     CD Digipack         13,- €

Somewhere between the melodic folk-inflected charm of Italian 60’s songwriters and the cabaret swoon of French chansonniers,

Roma Amor’s new album is instinctively romantic and sophisticated.

This album will seduce you with its summer-evening mellowness before breaking your heart with its beautifully sensual croon.
Wonderful ballads and torch songs about love inspired by the epic, fatalistic rugged grandeur of Aznavour, Brel, Piaf,

and 60’s Italian songwriters, though in a much quieter and more delicate setting.
The album is sung in Italian with some French touches and the songs are from Roma Amor’s own harvest.
The result isn’t experimental or innovative, but an acoustic and intimate album for fans of well-crafted singer-songwriting.
Retro chic pale-blue digipak packaging with all lyrics included.
Tracklist:
1. Occhi Neri
2. Mon Amour
3. Le Coeur Au Chaud
4. A Te Che Mi Vinci
5. Disertore
6. Euforia
7. La Concièrge
8. Mélancolie
9. Elle Est Seule
10. Sensualità
11. Fuoco Sottile
12. Madrigale

 

 

:: OTHER FORESEEN RELEASES FOR 2012 ::

 

 NB : following releases are listed in alphabetical order, exact release date is not fixed yet

but all of them will most probably come out during 2012 !

AIN SOPH – New Album CD
(after Aurora and Oktober here finally comes the 3rd abum of the Ain Soph’s new era …
The long waited new chapter by this leading Italian cult band)

AIN SOPH – Aurora / Re-edition Album CD
(finally here comes the second OEC re-edition of this milestone of neo-folk cabaret
with additional unreleased material recorded in same period and a revisited cover design)

ARTEFACTUM – Rosarium Hermeticum CD
(re-edition of that album previously out only as a very limited CDr with some additional unreleased tracks ,
ritualistic sounds similar to best early Ain Soph esoteric era with female whispers and tribal drums …)

BLACK SUN PRODUCTIONS – Phantasmata Domestica CD
(on the eve of 20 12 2012 Black Sun Productions will cease to exist, this collaborative work with Mikael Karlsson
will be the final BSP studio album. Aspect something completely different from all previous BSP works …)


FOLKSTORM – New Album CD
(after “Ortodox” and ” Folksongs” here comes the third part of the Folkstormish analogue trilogy … True Post-Industrial)

LUFTWAFFE – New Album CD
(the best you can get in terms of Martial sounds, second album out on OEC)

MERZBOW – New Album CD
(After “Marmo” here comes the second chapter in the OEC/Italian Merzseiries by the Japanese grand-master of noise)


NAEVUS – Soil / Re-edition Album CD
(re-edition of this long time sold-out Naevus album with 6 additional tracks)

NORDVARGR – Murkhr / Special Album LP+CD > Limited / Numbered edition
(dark and deep as only lord Nordvargr can be … finally the first Nordvargr vinyl on OEC)

O PARADIS – Personas CD

(a new chapter in the Pop-Electronic and Romantic-Psychadelia of this great Catalonian artist)


SLOGUN / CONTROL – New Album CD
(best Power-Electronics and Death-Industrial from US by this 2 trade-mark names)

STRATVM TERROR – Aged Fractures and Dead Ends New Album 2xCD
(the final chapter for this great Nordic terror project showing the industrial face of Raison d’Etre …
Stratvm Terror’s testament)


& even more is planed but leave us a bit of time for talk about …

 

++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

::: Latest arrivals at the OEC SHOP :::

 

 

Arrived March 20, 2012 >>

AGHAST MANOR [Aghast, Hagalaz Runedance, Nebelhexe]Gaslights

INFINITE FOG (IF-18)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 20, 2012 >>

ATARAXIA – Sueños

INFINITE FOG (IF-14)
2xCD Digibook, Price: €30,00

 

Arrived March 20, 2012 >>

CLOSING THE ETERNITY – Northern Nights Ambience

INFINITE FOG (IF-21)
CD Digibook, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 16, 2012 >>

CLOCK DVA – Horology 1978-80

VINYL ON DEMAND (VOD96)
6 x LP Box + DVD, Price: €144,00

 

Arrived March 13, 2012 >>

FRAKMUNDT [Fräkmündt] – Heiwehland

PERCHT / STEINKLANG (Percht 19)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 13, 2012 >>

MARCH OF HEROES – La Chute

STEINKLANG (SK55 )
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 13, 2012 >>

MARCH OF HEROES – La Chute

STEINKLANG (SK55 / SE)
CD in Wooden Box + T-Shirt, Price: €59,00

 

Arrived March 13, 2012 >>

SCHATTENSPIEL – Lichtgestalten

DEAD MASTER’S BEAT (dmb 012)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 13, 2012 >>

STURMPERCHT / RAUHNACHT – zur ew’gen Ruh

STEINKLANG (Percht 20)
Mini CD in Wooden Case, Price: €11,00

 

Arrived March 13, 2012 >>

STURMPERCHT / RAUHNACHT – zur ew’gen Ruh

PERCHT / STEINKLANG (Percht20 / Special Edition)
Mini CD in Wooden Box, Price: €50,00

 

Arrived March 09, 2012 >>

 AUSWALHT – Paroxysm

RAGE IN EDEN / W.O.P. (RIE86)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 09, 2012 >>

SUVERANA [Suveräna] – Vanguard

RAGE IN EDEN / W.O.P. (RIE85)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived March 09, 2012 >>

 THE GREEN MAN – Musick Without Tears

HAU RUCK! SPQR (HR!SPQR XXVI )
CD Digipack, Price: 13,00

 

Arrived March 08, 2012 >>

AENDLEX [Division S] – Pre Rup Stairs

BUNKER PROD. (BXVII )
CD-R Folder, Price: €9,00

 

Arrived March 05, 2012 >>

DER BLUTHARSCH AND THE INFINITE CHURCH OF THE LEADING HAND – The beginning and the end

WKN (WKN43)
7″ Vinyl, Price: €14,00

 

Arrived March 05, 2012 >>

 VARUNNA – Ferro e Ruggine

HAU RUCK! / TESCO DISTRIBUTION (HauRuck 103)
Mini CD, Price: €9,50

 

Arrived February 28, 2012 >>

THE PROTAGONIST – A Rebours (Re-edition)

RAUBBAU (raub-006)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 28, 2012 >>

THE PROTAGONIST – Songs of Experience (Re-edition)

RAUBBAU (raub-011)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 28, 2012 >>

THOROPHON – Exkarnation

ANT-ZEN (act 254 )
CD Jewel Box, Price: €12,50

 

Arrived February 27, 2012 >>

O PARADIS – Mi Viejo Trono

NÉBULEUSE POURPRE (NP01 )
LP, Price: €18,00

 

Arrived February 27, 2012 >>

O PARADIS – Mi Viejo Trono [Special Edition]

LA NÉBULEUSE POURPRE (NP01 )
LP+CD-R, Price: €24,00

 

Arrived February 21, 2012 >>

IKUE MORI / SIMON BALESTRAZZI / SYLVIE COURVOISIER / ALESSANDRO OLLA / MAJA S. K. RATKJE – Treasure Hunt

TICONZERO (TCZ 019-1 )
CD Digipack, Price: €10,00

 

Arrived February 16, 2012 >>

PSTCHIC TV – Batschkapp

COLD SPRING (CSR162CD)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €10,00

 

Arrived February 16, 2012 >>

PSYCHIC TV – Ov Power

COLD SPRING (CSR160CD)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €10,00

 

Arrived February 16, 2012 >>

PSYCHIC TV – Paramartha

COLD SPRING (CSR161CD)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €10,00

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

 CORAZZATA VALDEMONE – Adunate!

CASTELLUM STOUFENBURC (CS 002-10 )
CD-R Slim Jewel Box, Price: €8,00

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – Black Europe (Re-edition)

AUERBACH (AB 039)
CD + DVD Digipack, Price: €18,50

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – Cupid & Death (Re-edition)

AUERBACH (AB 044)
CD Digipack, Price: €15,00

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – Death of the West

AUERBACH (AB 042)
CD Digipack, Price: €15,00

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – King & Queen (Re-Edition)

AUERBACH (AB 038)
CD Digipack, Price: €15,00

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – La Croix (Re-edition)

AUERBACH ( 041)
CD Digipack, Price: €15,00

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – Let Us Pray (Re-edition)

AUERBACH (AB 040)
2xCD Digipack, Price: €18,50

 

Arrived February 14, 2012 >>

SOL INVICTUS – The Hill Of Crosses

AUERBACH (AB 048)
2xCD Digipack, Price: €18,50

 

Arrived February 06, 2012 >>

K. – There’s a Devil Waiting Outside your Door

UR MUZIK (UR 006)
CD Digifile, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 06, 2012 >>

LE REVERS SANGLANT – Un combat perdu d’avance

TWILIGHT RECORDS (TW 1.97)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 06, 2012 >>

STRICTA DOCTRINA – S/T

TWILIGHT RECORDS (TW 1.98)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 06, 2012 >>

THE LAST HOUR – S/T

INTUITION (INT28006 )
CD in Soft Digipack, Price: €9,00

 

Arrived February 06, 2012 >>

WOLF & WINTER – When the Cold Earth Rests in Silence

TWILIGHT RECORDS (TW 1.93)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 03, 2012 >>

EGIDA AUREA – Derive

HAU RUCK! SPQR (HR!SPQR XXV)
CD Digipack, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 02, 2012 >>

FJERNLYS – Within The Mind Of Ghost

LOKI (LOKI 57)
CD Folder, Price: €13,00

 

Arrived February 02, 2012 >>

HELDENTOD – The Ghost Machine

COLD SPRING (CSR131CD)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €12,00

 

Arrived February 02, 2012 >>

HERBST9 – Ušumgal Kalamma

LOKI (LOKI 56)
2xCD Box, Price: €17,00

 

Arrived February 02, 2012 >>

KREUZWEG OST – Gott Mit Uns

COLD SPRING (CSR141CD)
CD Jewel Box, Price: €12,00

 

Special BOOK only on Italian :

RUMORI SACRI  Book, Price: € 30,00

Italian written book, 244 pages and over 200 photos

analysing the universe of four big names of the Italian Post-Industrial scene :

Ain Soph / Rosemary’s Baby / Sigillum S / Atrax Morgue.

 

 

 

::: COMING SOON at the OEC Shop / Make “NOW” your reservations:::

 

ARCANA – Emerald

CYCLIC LAW (45th Cycle)
Mini CD, Price: TBA

 

ATRIUM CARCERI – Reliquiae

COLD MEAT INDUSTRY / TESCO DISTRIBUTION (CMI 212)
CD, Price: TBA

 

C.O.T.A. – New Mythologies

SONIC SORCERY / TESCO (Sonick Sorcery 06 )
CD, Price: TBA

 

CISFINITUM + FIRST HUMAN FERRO – Alchemicals

ELECTROSCHOK RECODS (ELCD064)
CD Jewel Box, Price: TBA

 

DAHLIA’S TEAR – Dreamsphere

COLD MEAT INDUSTRY / TESCO DISTRIBUTION (cmi207)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

DEATH IN JUNE – The Cathedral of Tears

NER / NEUROPA (BAD VC34/NRP33)
2×12″+7” , Price: TBA

 

DER TOD UND DAS MÄDCHEN – d-Moll

LICHTERKLANG (LK007)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

FILIVS MACROCOSMI & CHARADRIIFORM – Ex Vivo

OMS RECORDS (OMSCD04)
CD Shell, Price: TBA

 

GUSTAF HILDEBRAND – Heliopause”

CYCLIC LAW (42nd Cycle)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

HYPSIPHRONE – And the Void Shall Pierce Their Eyes

MALIGNANT / BLACK PLAGUE (Infect 09)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

KRISTOFFER NYSTROMS ORKESTER – Overlook Hotel

MALIGNANT (Tumor CD 50)
CD, Price: TBA

 

MULM [Northaunt, Avsky and Taphephobia] – The End of Greatness

CYCLIC LAW (th Cycle)
CD Digisleeve, Price: TBA

 

NAEVUS – The Division of Labour

HAU RUCK! (HR!106/gg164)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO – Apocalips

OUT OF LINE (OUT512)
CD, Price: TBA

 

ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO – Cocktails, Carnage, Crucifixion & Por*ography

OUT OF LINE (OUT511)
CD, Price: TBA

 

ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO – Make Love, and War / The Wedlock of Roses & Make Love, and War / The Wedlock of Equilibrium

OUT OF LINE (OUT510)
CD, Price: TBA

 

PETER BJÄRGO – The Architecture Of Melancholy

CYCLIC LAW (41st Cycle)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

PETER BJÄRGÖ & GUSTAF HILDEBRAND – Out Of The Darkling Light, Into The Bright Shadow

CYCLIC LAW (43rd Cycle)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

RAISON D’ÊTRE – When the Earth Dissolves in Ashes

COLD MEAT INDUSTRY / TESCO DISTRIBUTION (CMI 213)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

SALA DELLE COLONNE – XX.A.D

COLD MEAT INDUSTRY / TESCO DISTRIBUTION (cmi208)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

SEKTOR 304 – Subliminal Actions

MALIGNANT (TUMOR CD 53 )
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

SKIN AREA – Rothko Field

MALIGNANT (TumorCD52)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

SOLBLOT – För mig finns ingen väg från hemmets dörr

HEIDRUNAR / SOLVÄNNEN (Heim011/Sol001)
CD, Price: TBA

 

 

SOLBLOT – För mig finns ingen väg från hemmets dörr

HEIDRUNAR / SOLVÄNNEN (HEIM011 / SOL001)
LP, Price: TBA

 

SVALBARD – Der letzte Blick zurück

LICHTERKLANG (LK006)
CD Jewel Box, Price: TBA

 

TERRA SANCTA – Sunken|Buried|Forgotten

MALIGNANT (TumorCD51 )
Mini CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

THE FLOATING WORLD – The Apparition

CYCLIC LAW (44th Cycle)
CD Digipack, Price: TBA

 

THERRADAEMON [Northaunt] – Den Mørke Munnens Språk

CYCLIC LAW (th Cycle)
CD Folder, Price: TBA

 

TOROIDH & ARDITI – United In Blood [Second Edition]

NEUROPA (NRP13)
CD Digisleeve, Price: TBA

 

For more information and for place your orders please visit:

www(dot)oldeuropacafe(dot)com

At your service for any additional information you might need !

amen

frater Rudolf von Old Europa

 

Mar 272012
 

New Artist:

ANDREW PEKLER
In numerous recordings and albums, Pekler has delved into micro-managed electronic evocations of half-remembered nocturnal jazz and has pitted the harmonic and rhythmic properties of sampled string instruments and mixing desk feedback against each other with weirdly sonorous results. He has composed an entire album by starting from short text descriptions of what the tracks should sound like, inspired by the blurbs found on library records and he has electronically investigated the emotional sweep and grain of so-called easy listening music.
Andrew Pekler is also part of Groupshow (Jan Jelinek, Hanno Leichtmann & Andrew Pekler) and is performing together with Jan Jelinek “Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox”
Please find more info at
WWW.MEDIA-LOCA.COM/ANDREWPEKLER
WWW.ANDREWPEKLER.BLOGSPOT.DE

New Sets:

ACID MARIA, new DJ mix
SOUNDCLOUD.COM/DJ_ACID_MARIA/DJ-ACID-MARIA-HAUDEGEN-MIX

ALEC EMPIRE, new DJ mix
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=GCRKIAJLYJO&FEATURE=YOUTU.BE

ELECTRIC INDIGO, new DJ mix
SOUNDCLOUD.COM/POMELORECORDS/POMCAST-03-ELECTRIC-INDIGO

PATRICK PULSINGER, new DJ / Live set
SOUNDCLOUD.COM/PATRICK-PULSINGER/PULSINGER-LIVE-DJ-SET-N-RNBERG

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARP, new Live set
SOUNDCLOUD.COM/RAIDERSOFTHELOSTARP/RAIDERS-OF-THE-LOST-ARP-MERRY

New Clips:

ANDREW PEKLER & JAN JELINEK performing “Ursla Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox”
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=KIVVVWLG-HE

SYMPHONY X TRIO, 3 live excerpts
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=8RO8M1MAPL8
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=QEMAUPYMCWS
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=0GTZK5Y9CZM

New Dates:

ACID MARIA
23.03.2012  CH  Zurich “Frieda’s Buexe”

ANDREW PEKLER
21.03.2012  GB  London “Exotic Pylon Festival”
24.03.2012  RU  Moscow “Save Festival”
03.04.2012  BE  Brussels “Les Ateliers Claus” w/ Jan Jelinek: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
10.04.2012  DE  Berlin “HBC” w/ Jan Jelinek: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
12.05.2012  BE  Eupen “Meakusma” @ Schlachthof
31.05.2012  CA  Montreal “Mutek Festival” w/ Jan Jelinek: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
20.10.2012  GB  London “Cafe Oto” w/ Jan Jelinek Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox

ELECTRIC INDIGO
14.04.2012  AT  Vienna “Grelle Forelle” live w/ Irradiation
26.04.2012  AT  Linz “EU XXL FORUM 2012” @ OOe Kulturquartier
27.04.2012  DE  Berlin “Tresor Club” live w/ Irradiation
05.05.2012  DE  Traunstein “Beat Boutique” @ Festung
24.05.2012  AT  Graz “hoergeREDE” w/ Valerie Fritsch @ Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten
29.06.2012  AT  Vienna “Open Air Stage” Schroedingerplatz live w/ VLP
18.08.2012  US  Chicago “Olympic Theatre” (additional US gigs are possible!)

GUDRUN GUT
25.04.2012  DE  Berlin “Kaffee Burger” Berlin Sampler
11.05.2012  DE  Frankfurt “LiteraTurm”
08.06.2012  SE  Stockholm Talk @ Goethe Institute
09.06.2012  SE  Uppsala “Volt Festival”
20.09.2012  RU  Moscow “Musik+X” @ Art Play

JAN JELINEK
03.04.2012  BE  Brussels “Les Ateliers Claus” w/ Andrew Pekler: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
10.04.2012  DE  Berlin “HBC” w/ Andrew Pekler: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
31.05.2012  CA  Montreal “Mutek Festival” w/ Andrew Pekler: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
03.06.2012  CA  Montreal “Mutek Festival” as Farben
20.10.2012  GB  London “Cafe Oto” w/ Andrew Pekler: Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox

KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF
05.04.2012  TR  Istanbul “Borusan Musikevi”
19.04.2012  DE  Osnabrück “Der Audiovisuelle Salon” @ Haus der Jugend
20.04.2012  DE  Berlin “HAU 2”
10.05.2012  DE  Leipzig “Westfluegel”
25.05.2012  DE  Hamburg “Elbjazz Festival”
25.05.2012  DE  Kaiserslautern “Lange Nacht der Kultur”
08.08.2012  ES  Barcelona Concert hall @ CaixaForum
07.10.2012  DE  Essen “Denovali Swingfest”

MASAYOSHI FUJITA & JAN JELINEK
24.03.2012  DE  Munich “Frameworks Festival” @ MUG (ex Tube)
22.08.2012  ES  Barcelona Pati Angles @ CaixaForum

MIKA VAINIO
23.03.2012  ES  Sevilla “Teatro Central” w/ Cindy Van Acker Cie
24.03.2012  ES  Sevilla “Teatro Central” w/ Cindy Van Acker Cie
30.03.2012  IT  Rome “Init”
31.03.2012  IT  Napoli “Officina99”
11.04.2012  DE  Berlin “Ausland”, DJ set
12.04.2012  CZ  Brno “Multiplace Festival”
28.04.2012  ES  Gijon “Lev Festival”
02.05.2012  FR  Saint Quentin Yvelines “Theatre de St. Quentin” w/ Cindy van Acker Cie
03.05.2012  FR  Saint Quentin Yvelines “Theatre de St. Quentin” w/ Cindy van Acker Cie
07.05.2012  FR  Gentilly “Le Generateur” w/ Franck Vigroux
10.05.2012  FR  Pau “Espace Pluriels” w/ Cindy van Acker Cie
11.05.2012  FR  Poitiers “Planetarium” w/ Franck Vigroux
12.05.2012  FR  Nimes “Delco Festival”
19.05.2012  DE  Cologne “reihe m” @ Stadtgarten
01.06.2012  AT  Innsbruck “The Heart of Noise” @ PMK
28.07.2012  FI  Helsinki “Kuudes Linja”
13.12.2012  DE  Hamburg “ePhil” KoerberForum

NOTIC NASTIC
31.03.2012  FR  Nantes “Stereolux / La Fabrique”
28.07.2012  DE  Frankfurt a. M. “Tanzhaus West”

PHILIPPE PETIT
20.04.2012  US  venue tba Boston
21.04.2012  US  venue tba Boston
22.04.2012  US  venue tba Boston
28.04.2012  US  Washington DC Sonic Circuits
29.04.2012  US  North Carolina Chapel Hill
01.05.2012  US  Norrth Carolina Burlington

VEGETABLE ORCHESTRA
14.05.2012  DE  Bochum “N.A.T.U.R. Festival” @ Schauspielhaus
08.09.2012  DE  Bonn Beethovenfestival
09.09.2012  DE  Bonn Beethovenfestival

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