Dec 302013
 

Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce a brand new release on Narrominded:

NM068: KATADREUFFE – MALCONFORT

FORMAT: LP (200 copies) / digital
RELEASE: DECEMBER 10 2013
SPLIT RELEASE WITH SUBROUTINE RECORDS

Oh, Katadreuffe, what are the faint hearted to make of you? A band that’s more talked about than listened to, maybe? Well, maybe. It’s fair to say that they’re there, alright, skulking around the margins of the Dutch underground, Holland’s very own Savonarola Club; looking on with disdain at the antics of the butterflies at court. Katadreuffe are a band with things on their mind; they seem more intent on mapping out their own internal journey, and working out a sound and their worldview; one that seems at once to be incredibly detailed (like some old Morris wallpaper) and at the same time able to defy any description. It’s weird. But good. Really good. You ken?

 PREVIEW 3 TRACKS ON SOUNDCLOUD

And there’s news for you cats to take in. Katadreuffe are back, with MALCONFORT; an album that is one big shiny beast, something that crashes through your sensibilities in a manner that is at turns ludicrously powerful, aggressive and incredibly suggestive. It’s a record with a definite rock sensibility, and one powered by a juddering bat chain pulling groove. The band has a progressive side too; progressive in the best sense of the word. Rock for the Righteous Ironsides, music for the Diggers, Provos and the Lilliputians amongst you, and those space cadets who still think they can fire up the silver machine one last time. This is a record that will enlighten and entertain; but we’ll say now it’s not strictly entertainment, or looking for anyone “influential” to love it. No chance that the cover of this record will be bleached of its colour by the reflection from Giel Beelen’s teeth, that’s for sure. No; for this you need to unlock those human qualities you’ve been storing away for later use (once you’ve updated your phone’s software); things like patience, dreaminess, adventure, your gut feeling. All the things that stop you becoming a unit of production. Good luck.

BUY KATADREUFFE – MALCONFORT HERE

Also available digitally on BandcampiTunesSpotifyDeezer
Or listen on VPRO Luisterpaal

 

Dec 302013
 
Audio cassette + 5-inch reel tape + VHS video tape
Cadlag is a noise/drone project, brought to the fore by members of PureH, Extreme Smoke 57, Ontervjabbit and Earslaughter. Their influences and output ranges from grindcore to live experimental music and electronic manipulations of sound, using both analog and digital means to compress the drone oriented grid-landscapes and cacophonic palletes of industrial sonorousness, overall fuelled with spasmodic eruptions and convolutions of noise-paroxysma-mathema-machinations. Their visual installation implements TV noise and VHS textures, tightened together with the massive building of overdrived walls of sound. Live performance and recording at Noise festival 2013 / Speculum Artium 2013 released on cassette tape, reel tape and vhs video tape. Available at www.pharmafabrik.com  
Dec 222013
 

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Following the welcomed return of his solo project SIMM, whose remarkable album “Visitor” comes out on Submerged’s label Ohm Resistance, we had a chat with talented Italian musician, producer and sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi.

 

interview picture 1

courtesy of miki357

Chain D.L.K.: Hi Eraldo. How are you? 

Eraldo Bernocchi: Really well thank you!

 

Chain D.L.K.: 16 years have gone by since your debut under the guise of SIMM, one of my favorites of that era of electronic music… before speaking about SIMM’s return, some listeners might need a refresh of memory… once upon a time there was a younger Eraldo (you fill in the blanks)…

Eraldo Bernocchi:  …who had been asked by Mick Harris to compose some tracks for his future label.

This is how SIMM has seen the light. I offered two tracks to Mick and they ended up on a 12″, and right after that he asked me for a full album. Then only silence came as I really felt SIMM belonged to Mick’s label, no other place was suitable.

 

Chain D.L.K.: I would dare to ask why you halted SIMM for such a so long period… or did you set yourself a reminder for 2013 (“remember to reactivate SIMM virus in 2013”)?

Eraldo Bernocchi: As I said above, I was really sure this was a project belonging to Mick’s label Possible Records. Right after Mick closed the label I shut down SIMM. Apart from a couple of tracks which appeared on Laswell compilations the project was dead. Three years ago Jakob Nybo from Vital Records started to ask me for a new SIMM record. At the beginning I was absolutely against it because I think some stuff belongs to certain moments in time, but on the other side SIMM is a project where I’m 100% alone and this gives me a different perspective from the rest of things I do collaborating with other artists. Jakob insisted like a madman on this but for me the answer was always “no”. Then one day I started to work on a couple of tracks just for the sake of it and here we are. SIMM is back, after “only” 16 years…

 

Chain D.L.K.: Your very first releases were collaborations with the legendary Mick Harris… how do you remember those years?

Eraldo Bernocchi: Actually my very first releases were with Sigillum S, Mick and other collaborations came after some 10 years I had already been messing around with tapes, electronics, distorted guitars and I had already released quite some stuff. When we started to do things together there was an amazing energy, me and Mick were exchanging a lot about electronics, especially samplers as both of us were using EMU machines because of those fantastic filters they had. I went to Birmingham several times and he came to Milan other times, we helped each other and explored sound possibilities.

Actually Bill Laswell suggested that I get in touch with Mick saying that the two of us could do things together. I have nothing but good memories of those days and I miss them.

 

Chain D.L.K.: Mick Harris was just one of the many great musicians you collaborated with… you often said that Bill Laswell is one of your biggest masters… how would you sum up Laswell’s teachings about sound or music?

Eraldo Bernocchi: Bill is a master for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have the chance to work with him or not, sometimes it is enough to just listen to one of his records to get a lesson in music production…

In 2014 it will have been 20 years that we work together and I really consider him a total master.

First of all he’s a monster bass player, one of the few who can drive an entire band keeping a killer bass line but at the very same time he’s capable of incredible harmonic backgrounds, both at very same time. Secondly he’s a genius when it comes to producing and mixing. One day in the studio with him and you’ll learn more than you might learn in 4 years of any music production school. And he’s a unique human being, really caring for other artists and always trying to help you out in case of need. I owe Bill a lot, and you’re right, I consider him a master as well a sort of a father.

 

interview picture 2

courtesy of miki357

Chain D.L.K.: Those who follow your activities know you’re a “studio-worm”, as some people still imagine electronic musicians. You actively follow the social and political situation and you maybe mirror the perception of decadence. How does it all influence your music?

Eraldo Bernocchi: I love being in the studio, working on sound, very often sound in its purest form. At the very same time I always try to travel and follow what happens on this planet. My music is often a reflection of something and it’s mainly influenced by images, them being still or moving.

 

Chain D.L.K.: Let’s talk about your new release. Who’s the “visitor” quoted in the title?

Eraldo Bernocchi: Maybe the unexpected emotion you feel by chance? The night noises you hear when everything should be still? A killer? A memory? It’s something who appears out of nowhere but at the very same time lurks in the bottom of your deep self.

 

Chain D.L.K.: Many tracks seems to speak to listeners… “Revenge Is Faith” sounds somehow related to the Nemesis many people, who are aware of certain injustices, are deliriously awaiting, where revenge becomes a sort of vague simulacrum, is that right?

Eraldo Bernocchi: Revenge is a concept, a feeling, that the modern world, nowadays entirely fucked up by political correctness, is trying to hide. Pretty much like death. You’re not allowed to die publicly, you die in silence, behind velvet curtains. You aren’t allowed to hate, to revenge. All you can do is forgive, “understand” etc etc. Well, I never believed in similar concepts. You hit me, I don’t forgive you, I hit you back. I never forget, I never forgive. I’m completely unable to do it, it’s a birth defect, it’s my operating system that just can’t handle it. I’m probably very primitive on this level or de-voluted but I don’t care.

A lot of people are thinking like this but I suspect they’re afraid to express it in a clear and honest way. Revenge is a natural thing, like dying, fucking, eating or farting and can become a faith. Have you seen “Valhalla Rising”, the movie about the Norse warrior and his adventures in an unknown land? It’s a super violent movie where violence and revenge are closely linked in a very direct way. There’s a lot in “Visitor” from that movie, especially silences and spaces.

 

 

Chain D.L.K.: Some tracks like “The Sadness of Things” or “Crematorium” sound like pitiless and somewhat sepulchral snapshots of “reality”… is there any space for some abstract hope?

Eraldo Bernocchi: The tracks you mention, and some others, are very cruel, more than pitiless. They’re hopeless, especially “The sadness of things”. Regarding your question, I’m convinced we are doomed (thankfully…) so, no, I don’t see any hope around. I try to live the best possible life. It will all end quite soon, maybe 50 years, maybe 100 but, thanks to our infinite stupidity, humanity will end. The universe will be thankful. I dream of composing the soundtrack for that moment…

 

Chain D.L.K.: Would you say you followed a sort of narrative plot on “Visitor”? Could it be considered a sort of soundtrack for a (non-existent?) movie?

Eraldo Bernocchi: Kind of, my tracks have always been soundtracks. That’s the way I perceive music and sound.

I dare to think this album could work on a movie, maybe a couple of tracks in particular.

 

interview picture 2Chain D.L.K.: Some tracks reminded me of long-lost recording techniques based on tape dubbing… what was the sonic equipment for “Visitor”? Any make-up on old recordings?

Eraldo Bernocchi: My technique is a mixture. I improvise a lot with guitars, treating them heavily, old analogue synths, hand-made noise boxes, piano and anything I feel inspired by. Everything is recorded on a computer but in an old-fashioned way. For me the computer is an advanced version of a tape recorded not a machine that I’ll use to edit every bit and piece until everything is perfect. I hate that approach. You can spot those records from a distance, especially metal ones, where they edited everything or played the drums using triggers.

I edit things too but only if necessary. I use plug-ins like everybody else but I’m not overdoing it. I like to keep things simple and I also use external effects because most of them are still sounding better than plug-ins. There’s no make up on “Visitor”, that’s my sound.

 

Chain D.L.K.: What about Khomatech’s cover artwork?

Eraldo Bernocchi: I usually have Petulia Mattioli doing all my artworks, we’ve living together since 21 years, she knows me inside out and I love her super clean and deep work. This time Kurt suggested Khomatech and I thought it was a good idea to keep the label’s direction, and I like what he does. The photo he used is a “plastinated” human body. Gunther Von Hagen invented this process and there’s an amazing show travelling around the world… I have already been there three times! The other photo is taken in Pripyat/Chernobyl… the town that disappeared in less than one day right after the nuclear plant incident. Perfect for this album… radioactivity is a terrible “visitor”.

 

Chain D.L.K.: Are you going to bring “Visitor” on a live stage?

Eraldo Bernocchi: I’d love to. Let’s see what happens in the future.

 

visit Eraldo Bernocchi on the web at: www.eraldobernocchi.com

Dec 212013
 
We wish you a great Christmas time and some relaxing holy-days!

SatanClaus

We celebrate יהוה, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός and The Holy Spirit, and our Juris celebrates الله
but NO bearded clowns, no X-Mess, no Helloween or whatever western “civilised” scrap.

so as every year our Christmas slogan is:
say NO to hohoho!


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MEGA CHRISTMAS SALE!
we reduced hundreds of titles generally and forever to 4,90 and 7,90 euro now

on top of this, we have now over the holidays

up to MINUS 90% on ALL titles

starts from 0.49 Euro per CD!

> except news and a few specials <

and we completely KICK OUT METAL from our program for small coins now
> except RAUHNÅCHT of course <

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  NEW STEINKLANG RELEASES OUT NOW!

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ALLERSEELEN – Stirb und Werde

2LP in heavy gatefold-cover / Ahnstern 06  –  19.90 Euro

ATTENTION!
If you have the ALLERSEELEN BOXSET subscription, please order your copy  HERE
you have to pay only the shipment, not the 2LP itself

The Allerseelen DoLP Stirb und Werde will is released at winter solstice 2013. Three sides of the vinyl contain the digitally remastered songs and acoustic landscapes of the almost sold out Allerseelen CD Stirb und Werde. The four unreleased songs on side A are collaborations between Allerseelen and Aima, Fräulein König and Ianva Divisione Archeomeccanica that were recorded at Agorà, Dungeon Studio (Rhenania), ReAbo Studios and Haus zur letzten Latern.

A album-medley is here on youtube



THE MYRRORS – Burning Circles in the Sky

180g LP in heavy gatefold-cover / Rewolfed Gloom Records RGR001
black vinyl lim.400  –  17.90 Euro
coloured vinyl lim.100  –  21.90 Euro

listen to War Paintings !

The desert lives and within it a few wild creatures, some of them are rock-musicians if it happens to work out geographically just as it does with the Phoenix / Arizona based outfit THE MYRRORS. And the desert with it’s supernatural, magical atmosphere was a huge influence on the four teenagers along with all kinds of psychedelic rock, Arabian, Latin American, Turkish and Indian folk music and mind bending free-jazz. And therefore the music sounds like a journey into the deep solitude of the desert in peace with oneself but still boiling and simmering hot, engrossedly floating fraught with visions and ghostly hallucinations from a strange world., even sometimes like taking a stroll in the garden of Eden. The stereoscopic, vivid and sometimes washy sound brings a trance like mood. Desert sounds like a cricket’s chirring and spiritual chants, as to be found in the long track „Mother of all living“ intensify the hypnotic effect further on. The band formed by high school friends in 2005 recorded it’s only album in 2008 with rather elementary equipment and prepared the privately released Cdr in manual labour not long before falling apart due to the usual reasons such as work and studies. The incredible success of their peace anthem „War paintings“ as Youtube clip came after the break and posthumously brought the band well deserved publicity and appreciation, what conserves their music for all fans of psychedelic desert rock and smoothes the way for a reissue in an adequate sound carrier format.
Comes in a 350gsm Gatefold and on 180g vinyl!

F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay – His Master’s Void
digipack CD lim. 150 copies / Steinklang SK75  –  12,90 Euro

This avant-garde solo project of Luigi Maria Mennella constantly evolves, dating back to 1990! Each of his recordings is different and inaugurates the transition to a duo-lineup with this concept album focused on deconstruction and re-arrangement in a contemporary way of old XX century songs. Starting from Musique Concrète research, passing through electroacoustic music experimentations, stretching to Industrial extremism, the tracks of this album plan to fill a technological void and pull the “cover” classic conception down according to a wider spectre of expressive instruments with which translate the intuitions of these authors of the past, to whom they pay a simply ‘volcanic’ tribute.

INFESTATION – Second Souffle
6-side digipack CD lim. 300 copies / Steinklang SK74  –  12,90 Euro

Five years in the making, the new INFESTATION album “Second Souffle” is now finally available on Steinklang records. After the debut album “Bastion Intouchable (2008)”, the French-Canadian martial industrial attack is back! On this new release, violence is now at it’s peak. Complex orchestral phrasing is mixed with devastating war drums and destructive vocals. “Second Souffle” is a unique martial industrial album, a paroxysm of affirmative cultural resistance. It’s a firm statement against globalisation and the hypocrisy of multiculturalism. The album also explore the themes of sentimental nihilism and the duality of life and death. This is a must have for all fans of Von Thronstahl, Dernière Volonté, Triarii, In Slaughter Natives, Arditi or early Der Blutharsch.

ASBAAR – Aurora Folia
digipack CD lim. 150 copies / Steinklang SK73  –  12,90 Euro

ASBAARs new album “Aurora Folia” dives deeply into the magic of nature, with sounds evoking landscapes full of light and shadows within dense forest vegetation, immersing in the cold waters of a river, or a look into the sky of earth’s creator. This album gives a different point of view within Dark Ambient Music and a change to a new direction in the musical work of ASBAAR. A walk through nature’s mystics, hidden between the empirical and the rational against the world of magical dreams.

TRIO DAG – Sećania
Atlantide CD07  –  12,90 Euro
Atlantide LP07  –  18,90 Euro

Reissue of a monstrously rare former-Yugoslavian psych folk masterpiece, originally released in 1974. Includes three bonus tracks taken from 7-inches.
On this CD are their complete recordings – the original LP sells for 500+ Euro!
FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!

OPUS – Opus 1
Atlantide CD08  –  12,90 Euro
Atlantide LP08  –  18,90 Euro

Reissue of the debut album by former-Yugoslavian prog rock band Opus, originally from 1975. Featuring ex-members of YU Grupa, Siluete, Korni Grupa and Dah. 7″ bonus track included!

IGRA STAKLENIH PERLI – same
Atlantide CD01  –  12,90 Euro

Reissue on CD of an impossible to find psychedelic masterpiece. Made in the mid ’70s in former Yugoslavia. This is one of the best Pink Floyd-esque psychedelic albums. Stunning guitars and killer keyboards. Anyone into heavy psychedelia needs this one!

KLADIVO KONJ IN VODA – Vidov ples
Dezela CD1  –  12,90 Euro

This LP is one of the most beautiful and highest artistic Folk albums from southern Europe.
The original of this legendary 80ies LP from Slovenia is impossible to find and very expensive.
FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!


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Dec 192013
 

Irish synthpop duo, Empire State Human make a surprise return with a new
free to download single called “Christmas Long Gone”.
Mastered by Martin Bowes (Attrition) at The Cage Studio www.facebook.com/thecagestudios
and artwork by Brian O’Malley www.facebook.com/brianomalley.director

The song is a melancholic, minimal wave/synthwave ballad with sparse electronics and atmospheric vocals.
Lead singer Aidan Casserly says – “This new song came about very quickly and easily. A very enjoyable experience considering the melancholic song that it is. It’s a very personal song, about the death of a family member this year. I’ve found great comfort in dealing with loss through my songwriting and performing. I guess that’s why we’ve 17 releases since 2002.”

“Christmas Long Gone” follows the bands July release of their most recent album “Soul of the Machine”.

Empire State Human are currently recording a new studio album, called “The Dark”, for release in 2014.

Download the song and artwork from the House of Analogue Soundcloud page using this link –

Feel free to pass on this link to anyone who may enjoy this type of electronic pop
and help support Independent artists independently.

www.facebook.com/empirestatehuman

[lyrics]

CHRISTMAS LONG GONE

THE WINTER CALLS
AS THE ICE ENFOLDS
THE MIRROR COLD
THE MIND, THE SOUL
NO LULLABIES
OR TIME TO CRY
DELIVER US FROM FEAR TONIGHT

CHRISTMAS LONG GONE
SEE THE MEMORIES FREEZE
SEE THE WONDER WE NEVER CAN FEEL
IT ISN’T FROM HOPE
IT ISN’T FROM DREAMS

I DREAMT THAT I
IN A MOMENT IN TIME
WAS TWICE THE SIZE I AM TONIGHT
ESCAPE THE WALLS
THAT CLOSE WITHIN
BECOME DETACHED
OF MIND AND SKIN

CHRISTMAS LONG GONE
SEE THE MEMORIES FREEZE
SEE THE WONDER WE NEVER CAN FEEL
IT ISN’T FROM HOPE
IT ISN’T FROM DREAMS
IT’S CHRISTMAS LONG GONE
[CHRISTMAS LONG GONE]
IT’S CHRISTMAS LONG GONE
[CHRISTMAS LONG GONE]

NEVER FEEL THE LOVE AGAIN
NEVER TOUCH YOUR SKIN AGAIN
NEVER KISS AND NEVER HOLD
THOSE MOMENTS LOST
ARE NEVER TOLD
ARE NEVER TOLD
ARE NEVER TOLD


Aidan Casserly:
[vocalist, songwriter, electronic artist & producer]

http://www.facebook.com/aidancasserly
http://www.facebook.com/thewazp

http://www.facebook.com/empirestatehuman