Apr 302012
 

STEINKLANG OUTLET STORE

open NOW til friday, 4th May!

CDs/LPs/MCs 4.90 euro only!


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New STEINKLANG releases out on 3rd May!

RASTHOF DACHAU - ... das andere Licht CD

RASTHOF DACHAU … das andere Licht
SK50  /  CD in 4-side-digipack lim.350 copies  –  12,90 euro

First time on CD the
two Cult-LPs from 1999 and 2002 including the hit “Exitus”.
From hard Rhythm-Industrial over
soundtrack-like Death-Rituals to icecold Dark-Electronics.
13 songs / 70 min.

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ATOMTRAKT - Artefakte des Verderbens CD

ATOMTRAKT – Artefakte des Verderbens
SK56  /  CD in 6-side-digipack lim.400 copies  –  12,90 euro

Two years after the highly acclaimed „Sperrstelle Nordost“ album the mighty ATOMTRAKT are back with
a new bombastic, martial, heroic and apocalyptic Industrial release which is entitled „Artefakte des
Verderbens“. The album spreads a superior and cold atmosphere and deals with the Battle of Stalingrad
(2nd World War). As on “Sperrstelle Nordost”, cold, heroic and atmospheric synthesizer layers are mixed
with bombastic drums and military war-like rhythm patterns. The vocals on the new record vary from dark
and clean to distorted and threatening. The overall sound of the album is powerful and bombastic – it spreads
a superior and mighty atmosphere rarely heard before. The lyrics deal with fears, death, decay and ambiguity.
When listening to this sophisticated album, you can find yourself on the battlefield in Stalingrad. The album
itself never gets boring – This is due to the variety of songs and themes. The album is available in a 6-panel
DIGIPAK and it was recorded and mastered at Luftschutzkerker Studio in Switzerland.
8 songs / 52 min.


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ESCUADRON DE LA MUERTE - Birds of Pain and
                        Blood CDR

ESCUADRON DE LA MUERTE – Birds of Pain and Blood

SK57  /  CDR lim.200 copies in transparent DVD case with feather  –  8,90 euro

Escuadron de la Muerte with the characteristic apocalyptic sound is back and debut in Steinklang Industries
label! “
Birds of pain and blood” begins with a irruption opening into a world of modern warfare, lost voices of
war in radio, following to obsessions of pain and murder. A atmosphere of forensic reports describes corpses
in cold industrial sounds. Vultures are in the artwork, the only bird that is behind the prey, no matter how long
can walk, the vulture is just waiting so finally death comes and the dinner of the flesh eaters is done, it is the
endless persecution, you see the feathers fall in the air, the smell of blood, and the red iron boiling.
Escuadron de la Muerte is here,… the omnious and constant fist of death!
9 songs / 51 min.


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OSTARBEITER - The Iron Era 2CD

OSTARBEITER – The Iron Era
SK58  /  2CD in transparent DVD-slimcase lim.300 copies  –  15,90 euro

Ostarbeiter was a Death Industrial project of Olegh Kolyada (= the man behind Oda Relicta, First Human
Ferro, In Meditarium)
, dating back to
summer 1998. During 1999-2001 the band released several
tapes & CDRs under different titles. The current 2CD edition is a collection of material recorded at the
turn of the millennium. The industrialist document also includes four collaborations with Deutsch Nepal,
Wertham, Isomer, and Streicher. Comes in a double DVD-sized clear plastic case.

24 songs / 112 min.


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STAHLWERK 9 - The Grey Ghost CD

STAHLWERK 9 – The Grey Ghost
SK59  /  CD in 4-side-digipack lim.350 copies  –  12,90 euro

A masterpiece of Black Industrial and Dark Ambient mixed with hard and pulsating rhythms.
The Grey Ghost is a psychotic soundtrack for your worst nightmares, directly crawling into your subconscious.
First new Stahlwerk 9 album since 5 years!
7 songs / 67 min.

STAHLWERK 9 – The Grey Ghost limited
limited edition of 50 copies including bonus 3″CDR  –  16,90 euro
8 songs / 85 min.


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RAUHNACHT logo T-Shirt SIZE XL
RAUHNACHT – logoshirt
lim.50  –  15,00 euro

MLXLXXL


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two new Steinklang Distribution titles:

WINGLORD – Heroica CD - zum Schließen
                        ins Bild klicken


WINGLORD – Heroica CD

CD / Arktos  –  12,90 eur

Scandinavian Winglord are focusing on Neofolk, Neoclassical, Martial Industrial.
Imagine Europe in all her slumbering grace and splendour. Combine that image with the epic drama of
contemporary films and games, ranging from the sublime to the monumental. The music of Winglord
is the ultimate sound-track to the urgent efforts to restore the former glory of our nations.

WINGLORD – The Chosen One CD - zum
                        Schließen ins Bild klicken


WINGLORD – The Chosen One CD

CD / Arktos  –  12,90 eur

This album is the highly anticipated sequel to Winglord’s successful debut album, Heroica. Symphonic
timbres team up with solid rhythms, angelic choirs and inspiring narratives to form a mythic whole.
Every new historical era began as a vision. Be part of it – follow The Chosen One.



Apr 302012
 

desire is proud to announce the release of subtitled debut album by Italian synth-wave masters Newclear Waves.
Hailing from Rome, exploring droned out electro pop territories with an interest for a refreshing hyperactive 80s New Wave, Newclear Waves’ soundscapes seem to surround a fruitful visual-graphical imaginary which deals with mass consumption, apocalyptic visions, weird machineries, post-modernism and the order of chaos. A promising new coming in the universe of home made electronic avant-gardism.

NW releases received many features in important magazines, such as The Wire, Still Single and 20 Jazz Funk Greats, and he was playing besides artists such as Xeno & Oaklander, Daybed, The Hacker, Gesaffelstein, Fred Ventura, Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave), Pieter Schoolwerth (Wierd Records), Post Romantic Empire festival (w/ Current 93, Mouse On Mars, Legowelt and many more).

Band Members:
AA – synths, composition, lyrics, vocals
Xiu – live synths, vocals

Influences: Doctor Korg and his nice waves
Sounds Like: Evil Minimal Synth


Newclear Waves
Newclears Waves
dsr028LP
300 copies – black vinyl – printed inner-sleeve – 4 panels die-cut sleeve
price = 10 euros exc VAT
Shipping start May 4
A1 – The Rain of Iron and Fire
A2 – The Black Hand
A3 – Blood Moon
A4 – The End of Cold War
A5 – The Path of Spiders’ Nest
B1 – God of War
B2 – Dust
B3 – Fading (Extended Noise Version)
B4 – Tishina
B5 – Where The Sea Stands Still

http://desire-records.blogspot.fr/
http://www.facebook.com/desire

Apr 302012
 

Dungeon Recordings would like to welcome Dogfight Sox (Germany) to our roster with their debut album “Lunatic Fairytales”. This album mixes different influential genres skillfully and creatively into each track ranging from Industrial to Rock to Hip-Hop. A new breed of sound for those in search of something unique with a broad respect for different genres of music. Now available FREE for digital download.

“Children need this stuff before they sleep.” [Zoog Von Rock, Angelspit]

Link for FREE DL – http://dungeon.bandcamp.com/album/lunatic-fairytales

Apr 292012
 

Chain D.L.K.: What about the Japanese disaster of Fukushima. How has it affected your life and that of those you know…for us western people it’s still not easy to understand how it all is evolving..

Koji Asano: Actually the disaster changed all our life in Japan not only people in Fukushima. After the quake and radiation problem in Fukushima on March 11, I had to evacuate with my family to far south city of Japan by plane on the next day, March 12. Then we had to stay there few weeks to see the situation. During days of nuclear disaster, I had to collect information from international press like New York Times, BBC through internet. Because Japanese press and government opened very limited information – often wrong or false – about the disaster. We have a long history of natural disaster in this island, Typhoons, earthquakes and others. But this time with nuclear is completely
different from them, it’s a human disaster caused by the huge nuclear industry strongly connected with the government. Many people in Japan clearly realized that we have so dangerous political system through the disaster

Chain D.L.K.: Why have you created a label to put out your own releases? I’m sure you would have never had problem to find some label to put out your materials

Koji Asano: In 1993-1994, I was looking for some label, when I was 19 – 20 years old, to release my first album “Solstice”. I didn’t know anybody in the music industry and I couldn’t really wait for someone showing up and release CD for me, so I had to publish by myself by creating a label Solstice Records. Because I really needed to release that first CD “Solstice” to go forward – to compose next album. Maybe that’s my problem that I can’t change. Still the same now but I really wanted to release lots of work from that time, and once I completed new work, I had to release it. It’s like I compose music to release, and I release it to compose next new work. So creating my own label Solstice Records was a quick solution for that.

Chain D.L.K.: Why have you changed so many styles? You have a classical training,  right? By the way, the most of your works are electronic oriented but you also played prog-rock, field-recordings, classic music, etc.

Koji Asano: I learned piano when I was a child but otherwise I’ve learnt by myself including theory stuff, no music school nor real training. I used to play Piano, Violin, Guitar and my singing is really terrible. Mostly it’s electronic based music, but when I have ideas I try any form of music, even piano, bands, or insects like “Galaxies”. As I’ve said in the previous answer, I would like to challenge different things to go forward to the next work. At least I would like to try to do my best for that style at that moment. In that sense, all 46 albums are different styles for me. Nowadays I have 2 ways to make music, computer processed music or score writing based classic music for classic instruments. And these years I’m more interested in composing for classic instruments, I found lots of possibilities with them, inspired by fantastic classical musicians I worked with in Japan and Europe. I write score almost everyday and I turn on computer once a week to compose electronic music. Simply writing score takes more time than computer processing electronic music. I would like to compose orchestral works like symphonies, eventually.

Chain D.L.K.: Some years ago you were hyperactive, now it takes more time before  you put out a new recording? Just a matter of inspiration or you simply changed your working process?

Koji Asano: Working process and pace are the same but here is the situation: 2007 was a dark year in my personal life with lots of troubles, but I finally survived that year and I needed whole 2008 to rebuild my life. Then I spent 2009 training lot to participate a marathon race (I love running since 1998), and finally the situation and circumstances became fine, I could release 44th “Galaxies” in 2010 which I completed most part in 2006. However through in these dark and rebuilding years, I was very healthily so I kept composing all the time but I couldn’t just release them as CD. So I have several stocks now. Last year 2011, I could release more albums because I had finished more titles including classical instruments recording, but due to the disaster of March, it was limited to release only 2 albums 45th “Solstice Eclipse” and 46th “Polar Parliament”. I hope to put out more materials this year.

Chain D.L.K.: hey I’m a runner too (not marathon by the way)..a friend of mine  says that those who chose to run have always something/somebody to  run away from and a lot of time to think…he says somehow it’s a psychedelic sport..what do you think about it?

Koji Asano: Yes I agree, it has a psychedelic and addictive. Running is really important to me physically and mentally. I can’t compose without running. The reason I started running was quite simple, when I was my mid 20s, I questioned myself that sitting all day in front of computer to compose was not quite good, in general. Then I soon became a serious runner because I realized I needed to run to keep composing in healthy way. I felt that way because mostly in every country, I saw some people in the art/music scene who is getting stuck in alcohol and/or other addiction. And it seems to me that when they get older, more they need it. How to deal with creative stress might be different for each person, but in my case, it worked. Running keeps me sane and creative. The more I live in heathy condition, the more I can compose, it means more chances to create better works. Last year I stop drinking alcohol to run better, I also swim and do gym training almost every day. I learned a lot of things through running, I could have actual ideas and inspiration in many ways, not only for music but also for life things and stuff. I could have real feelings of the Earth’s rotation and revolution, season’s changing, especially when I run in the dawn or in the evening falls. Anyway, it’s just fun. I’m a slow runner but it’s just great.

Chain D.L.K.: Here in the west of the world we tend to consider Japan a really strange country, for example, lately a japanese musician living in France told me how hard is in a country like yours to enter in the productive process once you’re out, above all if you’re a bit old. What can you tell us about it all?

Koji Asano: Please allow me to confirm I’ve understood your question before I answer: you mean that, an artist in Japan is hard to continue productive activity if he/she once stop creating, or if he/she is out of Japan? or it is hard to enter to the Japanese music/art scene if you are not in the scene all the time? I couldn’t clearly understand it, so please let me know. Anyway, sure it is extremely strange country! that’s true.

Chain D.L.K.: I was meaning for a japanese worker in general, not just a musician… an average worker…

Koji Asano: Ok, in general – I think it’s strange country and the society has quiet extreme side. I would like to point here that people in Japan don’t realize how strange we are, compare to the rest of the world even in this internet age. And my concern is the average Japanese worker become more and more like a robot, under too controlled society like 1984 world. It’s really terrifying.

Chain D.L.K.: What are you planning for the next future?

Koji Asano: I will continue to compose, writing score in the morning and processing sound wave in the night and release them every year. Also start again live performances this year as I stopped to perform these years for same reason with CD releasing. It’s been 8 years since we moved to Japan from Spain, although Japan is very interesting country in a sense, I would like to move to other country (Europe, America or anywhere) in the future when I get any opportunities. These days studio equipments are quite compact and for me and it doesn’t much matter where I live to compose. so I’m very interested to discover new situation.



visit the artist on the web at:
www.kojiasano.com

Apr 272012
 

Pale Music Int. proudly presents the release of:

STEVE MORELL & MONICA POKORNÀ – LADY PHERES (Pale 042)


(…) Lady Pheres is like the black pearl of Steve Morell´s upcoming album
„The Life And Death Of Jimmy Pheres And His Rise From The Underworld“.
It is as seducing as a melody played by a music box over and over again,
possibly somewhere deep beneath the surface of the earth.Â
Morell & Pokorna were accompanied on this record by artists such as
EF Kriete (Goldfish), Andrew Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten), Carolin Werren,
Kevin Mooney (Adam & The Ants), Karen Weber and Valerie Renay (Noblesse Oblige).

With a hint of pop and its avant-garde elements the song has the potential
to turn into one of the most romantic singles in years.

http://soundcloud.com/palemusicinternational/sets/steve-morell-monica-pokorna-lady-pheres/

Side A
01 Lady Pheres (Original)
02 Lady Pheres (DJ Vela’s The Lady Smiles Vocal Remix)
Side B
01 It´s Been So Long
02 Confusion
03 Holding On (Non-Album Bonus track, 12″ Single Only)
Bonus Tracks (Digital Only)
01 Lady Pheres (The Handclap Situation,… Remix)
02 Lady Pheres (Electrosexual Remix)
03 Lady Pheres (DJ Vela The Lady Smiles Instrumental Remix)
Cat# : Pale 042
Label : Pale Music Int. / Published by Edition BLASS Music/FREIBANK
Barcode : UPC-A-88100507692-0

Format : Vinyl / Download
Release date: 25th of May 2012

AVAILABLE IN UK VIA CODE7
/PLASTICHEAD 25TH OF JUNE 2012
AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE VIA PALE MUSIC INT.
DIGITAL AVAILABLE VIA I-TUNES