Nov 292013
 

We are excited to announce a BRAND NEW release on Narrominded:

NM064: COEN OSCAR POLACK & HERMAN WILKEN – FATHOMLESS (LP)

FORMAT: LP (100 copies on transparent vinyl, 100 copies on black vinyl) / digital
RELEASE: NOVEMBER 18 2013

The Barents Sea is a small sea in the Arctic Ocean and the inspiration for the first track on Fathomless. On their second album, Coen Oscar Polack and Herman Wilken take you to the desolate waters north of Norway and Russia. The track opens with light cracks, almost inaudible, as if we are below the surface of the ice. Slowly, bright light and gusts of icy wind pour through. With field recordings and electronics, Polack and Wilken create sonic fiction, an aural take of a remote, unforgiving area.

LISTEN TO SUNDARBANS

On the second side they move to the Sundarbans, a much greener, warmer, but a just as desolate wilderness on our planet. The area, in the east of India, is known for its rich fauna with colorful birds, crocodiles and snakes and it is notorious for its maze-like structure. The warm tones make you drowsy, in a glorious way, but there’s something lurking in the bushes as well.

Through their music, Coen Oscar Polack and Herman Wilken manage to make you experience the temperature, humidity and desolation of the geographical themes they’ve chosen for this album.

Fathomless is the second full length album by Coen Oscar Polack and Herman Wilken, following The Language of Mountains is Rain (2009, Narrominded). It is available in a strictly limited edition of 100 transparent vinyl lp’s and 100 black vinyl lp’s.

BUY THE LP HERE!
(it’s only 12 euro’s)

EARLY PRESS QUOTES:

‘Both sides are great and have a cinematographic quality to them.’
vital weekly

‘It grabs you by the throat and is bloodcurdling beautiful. (…) A great jungle of electronic sounds that take you on an adventurous musical safari.’
subjectivisten / caleidoscoop

‘Fascinating journey through remote areas in stories of sound…’
vinyl 2012

COMING SOON: KATADREUFFE – MALCONFORT (lp)

Together with Dutch label Subroutine Records we will release the debut album by Katadreuffe, entitled Malconfort, on December 10 2013. Listen to the track The Do-Over on Soundcloud. The band will present the new lp on January 8 at OT301, Amsterdam.
The album is now available for pre-order!

KATADREUFFE @ LE MINI WHO? & EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAG
More exciting Katadreuffe news! The band will not only perform at Le Mini Who? festival, November 30 in Utrecht, but they were also invited to play Eurosonic Noorderslag on January 18.

INTERVIEW WITH HUNTER COMPLEX @ NOISEY

An excellent interview with Hunter Complex, including the video premiere of the track Room.
Check it out!

HUNTER COMPLEX LIVE TRACKS @ SOUNDCLOUD

Hunter Complex shared some live tracks from his recent gigs on Soundcloud. Listen here!

STILL VERY FRESH! HYDRUS – NODES (cd)

PRESS QUOTES:

‘The strong grooves and relaxed atmosphere invite you to shuffle gently.’
dark entries

‘Nodes is the beautiful result of their recent efforts, an elegant, sometimes understated, but never a cold record.’
written in music

‘Only negative side? It’s too damn short!’
peek-a-boo magazine

‘Nodes hangs in a strange place in limbo between a listening album and a dance album.’
musicfrom.nl

‘Technologic music with brains or just brains that are owned by technology (…) this is good stuff indeed.’
peek-a-boo magazine

‘So familiar and clever, but slightly different and always new.’
kindamuzik

‘Micronaut is nigh on as beautiful and haunting a piece of electro as you could wish for.’
incendiary magazine

‘modern #IDM that sounds surprisingly comforting and futuristic by #Hydrus on @narrominded label.’
theo ploeg / twitter

‘Despite the abstract aspect, the music is human, gives depth and knows how to speak to the imagination.’
subjectivisten / caleidosccop

‘Surely well entertaining.’
vital weekly

BUY NODES (cd) BY HYDRUS HERE!

ALSO FRESH: HUNTER COMPLEX – HEAT (lp)

The awesome reviews of the Heat LP by Hunter Complex are still dropping in. Buy it here!

‘Hunter Complex manages to brew his very own musical story, one full of melody and recognition’
3,5 / 5, kwadratuur

‘An honest guy with lots of love for this kind of music and that love seeps through the seams of kitsch.’
85 / 100, peek-a-boo magazine

‘A perfect flashback to a time that never really was.’
4 / 5, highlife

‘Heat hovers somewhere between that British synthpop of the time – but relies less on songs – and the German synthesizer dinosaurs like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.’
revolver’s lust for life magazine

UPCOMING GIGS

Saturday November 30: Katadreuffe, Apneu, The Fire Harvest @ Le Mini Who?, Acu, Utrecht

Saturday December 7: Hunter Complex, Spoelstra @ Kinky Star, Ghent (Belgium)

Wednesday January 8: Katadreuffe, Hunter Complex, Apneu @ Katadreuffe LP release party, OT301, Amsterdam

Saturday January 18: Katadreuffe @ Eurosonic Noorderslag, Oosterpoort, Groningen

That’s it for now folks!
All the best from us at narrominded.com
Nov 252013
 

DIE FORM newsletter

Fall 2013

Dear Friends,

• The new album compositions are finished. We are now mixing the tracks before the finalization !

• Next performances :

– 02 May 2014 : LEIPZIG (Theaterfabrik) Germany
– 03 May 2014 : KÖLN (Live Music Hall ) Germany
– 25 May 2014 : TORONTO (Kinetik Festival 7.0) Canada

• Compilation :

– Unreleased demo track from 1989 “Tecknoslaves” on “Close Circuit Connection II” (Minimal Maximal) Feat. Click Click, Die Form,
Crash Course In Science, Numb, Borghesia, Front Line Assembly, Twice A Man, Die Krupps, Carlos Peron, Trisomnie 21.
http://users.telenet.be/djwattie/daft/mm.htm

Best wishes and amitiés,
cheers,
Philippe & Eliane

Nov 202013
 
SECRET BOYFRIEND SHARES NEW TRACK & INTERVIEW VIA NOISEY
THIS IS ALWAYS WHERE YOU’VE LIVED LP OUT 12/9

                                                                                                                        photo courtesy of Jane Chardiet
Blackest Ever Black’s last release of 2013 comes from Secret Boyfriend, the solo project of North Carolina’s Ryan Martin, who is also one half of Boyzone (not that Boyzone, more’s the pity) and founder of the Hot Releases label – a catholic endeavour that has seen him release records from the cream of the contemporary N.C. underground as well as reissuing classic sides by the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Ghedalia Tazartes and Ashrae Fax.
To date, Secret Boyfriend’s presence has been felt largely in the shape of live performances and short-run cassette releases (among them Carved At Birth, Furnishing The Void and Skin On The Clock), as well as vinyl splits with Russian Tsarlag and Horaflora. This Is Always Where You’ve Lived is SB’s first LP release and unquestionably his most potent, fully realised work to date.
Twelve songs from under the floorboards. A heart-rending but hard-edged synthesis of downer folk, small hour tape experiments, noise etudes and basement-mildewed pop for edgeland fuck-ups, wanderers and malcontents. Hints of Peter Jefferies, Dave Bixby, Flaming Tunes, Storm Bugs, etc. Arguably comes closer than any previous BEB release to articulating the “mesmerised suburban daydreams of our youth”.

You can hear a track from the record and read an interview with Ryan Martin below!

SECRET BOYFRIEND
THIS IS ALWAYS WHERE YOU’VE LIVED
BLACKEST EVER BLACK

12/9/13

A1. Summer Wheels / Mysterious Fires
A2. Silvering The Wing
A3. Form Me
A4. Flashback
A5. Remarkable Fluids
A6. Beyond The Darkness
B1. Dream Scrape
B2. Glint And Follow You
B3. Have You Heard About This House?
B4. Last Town
B5. Deleted Hill
B6. This Is Always Where You’ve Lived

Nov 202013
 
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Hi Can enquirer,

We wanted to let you know that the long awaited Can vinyl box set is finally ready, you can pre-order for a shipping date of December 2nd.

Pre-Order here:
Official Mute Can Store
Mute Bank
Rough Trade
Norman Records
or at any of the other fine stores you like to shop at.

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Here are the details of the box, it’s expensive, but pretty and sounds fabulous, along with details of the Can cutlery and Irmin Schmidts new 2CD compilation.

17 pieces on 180g vinyl housed in a linen wrapped two piece box.

The box is numbered and limited to 1500 worldwide.

The box set features all 13 of the band’s classic albums, alongside Out Of Reach, which has been unavailable in any official format since its original release in 1978 plus Can Live, a bonus live disc featuring the classic Can line up of Holger Czukay (bass), Michael Karoli (guitar), Jaki Liebezeit (drums) and Irmin Schmidt (keyboards). Can Live was recorded at Sussex University in 1975 and will be unavailable in any format outside of the Can Vinyl Box.

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The artwork for the individual albums is all in its original form and five posters and a 20-page 12” booklet accompanies the box set featuring unseen photpgraphs from the Can archive and sleevenotes by the acclaimed author, Alan Warner (Morvern Caller). In addition, the box set will include a download code for each of the albums, except Can Live, which is available on vinyl only.

Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi, Future Days, Soon Over Babaluma, Delay, Unlimited Edition, Landed, Flow Motion, Saw Daylight, Can, Rite Time, Out Of Reach, Can Live, Sussex University 1975.

The Can Vinyl Box was mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.

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All the very best,
Can, Spoon and Mute.

***
Nov 202013
 

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Cold Spring Newsflash – 19th November 2013



NEW COLD SPRING RELEASES

Shipping 9th December:

PSYCHIC TV – ‘Live At Thee Marquee’ CD (Cold Spring CSR189CD) – £7
PSYCHIC TV’s complete, unheard show, recorded at the prestigious Marquee Club, London, 20th May 1986. For this event Psychic TV were: Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Fergusson, Mouse, Matthew Best. Tracklisting: 1. Intro, 2. Ov Power, 3. She Touched Me, 4. Just Like Arcadia, 5. Supermale, 6. I Like You, 7. Riot In Thee Eye, 8. Interstellar Overdrive, 9. Unclean, 10. Godstar, 11. We Kiss, 12. Roman P., 13. IT. Ltd x 1000 copies, featuring an 8-page booklet of unseen photos.

All Psychic TV Titles
All Cold Spring Titles

 

PSYCHIC TV – ‘Thee Fabulous Feast Ov Flowering Light’ CD (Cold Spring CSR188CD) – £7
PSYCHIC TV in a unique line-up – a unique show, recorded 19th May 1985 at Hammersmith Palais, London. For this event Psychic TV were: Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Fergusson, Max Prior, Mouse, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Dave Ball (Soft Cell), Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade, Sorrow, Coil, Current 93). Tracklisting: 1. I Like You, 2. Just Like Arcadia, 3. Godstar, 4. Unclean, 5. Baby’s Gone Away, 6. Southern Comfort, 7. We Kiss, 8. Thee Starlit Mire, 9. Ov Power, 10. Gen Poetry, 11. Tribal. This is a completely unheard show, with unseen photos! Ltd x 1000 copies.

All Psychic TV Titles
All Cold Spring Titles

 

PSYCHIC TV – ‘Hacienda’ CD (Cold Spring CSR187CD) – £7
PSYCHIC TV, 5th November 1984, Manchester. This was PSYCHIC TV’s first show at NEW ORDER / FACTORY’s legendary HACIENDA club! For this event Psychic TV were: Genesis P-Orridge, John Gosling (Zos Kia, Coil), Paul Reeson, and Alex Fergusson. Tracklisting: 1. Intro, 2. Enochian Calls, 3. I Like You, 4. Unclean Monks, 5. Unclean, 6. Roman P., 7. Southern Comfort, 8. Godstar, 9. Thee Starlit Mire, 10. Thee Shining. This is the complete show with unseen photos! Ltd x 1000 copies.

All Psychic TV Titles
All Cold Spring Titles

 

PSYCHIC TV COMBO #2 – ‘Live At Thee Marquee CD & Thee Fabulous Feast Ov Flowering Light CD & Hacienda’ CD
(Cold Spring CSR187CD + CSR188CD + CSR189CD) – £18
BUY ALL 3 RELEASES FOR A SPECIAL COMBINED PRICE!

PSYCHIC TV – ‘Live At Thee Marquee’ CD (Cold Spring CSR189CD)
PSYCHIC TV – ‘Thee Fabulous Feast Ov Flowering Light’ CD (Cold Spring CSR188CD)
PSYCHIC TV – ‘Hacienda’ CD (Cold Spring CSR187CD)

All Psychic TV Titles
All Cold Spring Titles

In stock and shipping:

COLD SPRING – ‘Archaic’ T-Shirt (Cold Spring CSRATS) – £10
A beautifully printed black shirt featuring the Cold Spring ‘Archaic’ logo in rich red. The design is based on the original Cold Spring logo, which can be found on some early CSR releases. We get this question a lot – from where does the Cold Spring logo originate? It’s taken from an ancient Mayan sacrificial table / altar, where ritual human sacrifices were made to the sun. Heavy quality shirt.

All Shirts
All Cold Spring Titles

 

COLD SPRING – ‘Archaic’ Tote Bag (Cold Spring CSRATB) – £6
A beautifully printed black tote bag featuring the Cold Spring ‘Archaic’ logo in rich red. The design is based on the original Cold Spring logo, which can be found on some early CSR releases. We get this question a lot – from where does the Cold Spring logo originate? It’s taken from an ancient Mayan sacrificial table / altar, where ritual human sacrifices were made to the sun. An eco-friendly, 100% cotton, durable ‘bag for life’, perfect for carrying 12″ vinyl!

All Merch
All Cold Spring Titles


NEW COLD SPRING RELEASES – OUT NOW

TUNNELS OF AH – ‘Lost Corridors’ CD (Cold Spring CSR184CD) – £10
Z’EV – ‘A Handful Of Elements’ CD (Cold Spring CSR182CD) – £10
THE GREY WOLVES – ‘Blood And Sand’ LP & CD (Cold Spring CSR42LP) – £20
Tunnels Of Ah is the new project of former HEAD OF DAVID vocalist Stephen Ah Burroughs. “Lost Corridors” is the first Tunnels Of Ah release and features Burroughs’ “industrial esoterica”, evoking the spirit of the pioneering underground experimental scene in the new dark age. This is psychick war. A mandatory release for those who worship at the altars of Coil, Psychic TV, Arktau Eos, Z’EV…

With “A Handful Of Elements” Z’EV returns to the “dense, carefully laid and deep drone works” [adnoiseam.net] of “Sum Things” (CSR101CD). However, for this release he has drawn deep from his 40 year old sonic archive (from live performances both instrumental and vocal  to a range of soundscapes from around the world), producing soundtracks to accompany you to the other side of ambient, through the door between your eyes.

Originally released as a cassette in 1990, the original tapes have been radically remixed by the band, then digitally mastered to bring out the extreme sound of the UK’s premiere Industrial unit. Extreme electronics, mixed with dark ambient rumblings, the sound of armoured helicopters and military transmissions. Released in 2002 on CD (CSR42CD), we’re now reissuing this gem onto vinyl for the first time. Ltd x 400 copies in a full colour sleeve, the vinyl is accompanied by the CD version in a card sleeve. Ltd x 100 Grey Vinyl (Cold Spring mailorder only). Ltd x 300 Black Vinyl.

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RECENT COLD SPRING RELEASES

MASONNA
– ‘Spectrum Ripper – 2nd Edition’ LP & CD
(Cold Spring CSR17LP) – £20
SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY
– ‘Nostromo’ T-Shirt
(Cold Spring CSR34TS) –
£15
TROUM
– ‘Syzygie’ CD
(
Cold Spring CSR183CD)
– £10
SKULLFLOWER / MASTERY
– ‘Skullflower / Mastery’ LP
(
Cold Spring CSR165LP)
– £15
WICKED KING WICKER
– ‘Evolving’ CD
(
Cold Spring CSR154CD)
– £10

FREE POSTAGE TO UK. Europe / Rest Of World calculated by weight for minimal postage costs!