Jun 262015
 

ANNI HOGAN MARTIN BOWES

This release is part of an on-going muti-media installation project with Billy Chainsaw C.H.I.P. (Chainsaw.Hogan.Installation.Project).

Music for :

“BILLY CHAINSAW’S ALPHABILL (a love story)”: an art exhibition
London’s Horse Hospital from 6 – 28 March 2015.

The limited exhibition edition

Billy Chainsaw says: “While re-watching Godard’s Alphaville some years ago, the thematic and visual similarities between the movie and the writings of William S. Burroughs hit me harder than a slug from a .45. The more I investigated the connections, the more apparent they became… until my journey reached a conclusion that resonates in Burroughs’ last ever written words: ‘Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller what there is. LOVE’.”

The limited exhibition edition

A Two Gods Production : 11GODSDIG

credits

released 02 March 2015

Grand pianos, Wurlitzer organs, Tibetan bells, keyboards recorded
by Anni Hogan @StudioBlue (4C.H.I.P)
Sound design, Synths Mixing and Mastering
by Martin Bowes Attrition @The Cage
Produced by Martin Bowes and Anni Hogan

Cover image Natural Painkiller by Billy Chainsaw
All tracks Hogan/Bowes
www.attrition.co.uk www.thecagestudios.co.uk

Jun 262015
 

Siberia is a collection of compositions intended for the
imaginary undiscovered lost scenes from the films of the great masters of European cinema. We selected 11 directors in all. The directors we chose; Tarkovsky, Parajanov, Kieślowski, Tarr, Bresson, Sokurov, Troell, Buñuel, Leone, Bergman and Pasolini. The intention is that the listener will match the track to the film they feel the music is best suited too, and will then fill in the narrative of the lost scene using the composition to evoke their storyline. You can place this lost scene, wherever you like in the film. It is your imagination; use it. Indeed you are free to select another 11 Directors of your own choice, should you so wish. Or just play it without thought. If that is possible?

Jun 262015
 

June 1917. Ypres. Flanders. Belgium.
Private William Bowes of the West Yorks Regiment,  British Expeditionary Force, was hit by a German shell
while out working on trench defences.
He suffered a severe stomach wound.
Rescued by stretcher-bearers, his life was saved by Canadian army medics in a front line field hospital.
He was repatriated to England where he stayed  and recuperated for the remainder of the Great War…”
William Bowes was my Grandfather.This album is inspired and dedicated to both him and the millions on all sides that experienced the living hell that was the
Europe of 1914-18.

Martin Bowes. Coventry, England, 2015

credits

releases 04 August 2015

Martin Bowes: Readings/Electronics
Anni Hogan: Readings/Grand Piano/Keyboards
Special Guest: Wolfgang Flur (ex-Kraftwerk)

Guest Readings:
Alexander Nym/Peter Rainman/Karla Aelswitha
Original war poetry:
Wilfred Owen/Adrien Bertrand/Guillaume Apollinaire
Ludwig Ganghofer/Kurt Tucholsky/Roland Leighton
Charles Sorley, and inspired words from Fenella Tillier

All Music: Martin Bowes and Anni Hogan
‘Krieg’ Lyrics by Wolfgang Flur
Cover Photographs by Holger Karas and Andrzej Juja
Wth original photographs, letters and postcards from the family collection
Anni’s Grand piano tuning and care by Michael D. Harrison M.I.M.I.T.,C.G.L.I.
With thanks to TyLean and Gerrard Peers.

A Two Gods production
Mixed and Mastered by Martin Bowes,
At The Cage Studios, Coventry, England, 2014 – 2015
Released by Ultra Mail Production: U.M.P. 038

www.attrition.co.uk
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www.annihogan.co.uk
facebook.com/AnniHoganOfficial
www.thecagestudios.co.uk

Jun 252015
 

Welcome to Final Muzik newsletter! Yes, it is only our second formal newsletter due to some changes and to the fact we mainly worked through stalls and Discogs in the last few months. But, finally, here we are with a new “communiqué”; it is our intention to send our update/newsletter (at least) one or two times every month: a new Final Muzik LP has been just released and more will follow -> expect some surprising new albums and reissues from us, plus an always increasing number of items from other labels available from us through our mail order catalogue: CDs, LPs, 7”s, tapes…just check our Discogs link below.

Here we go…

FINAL MUZIK presents:

DEISON & UGGERI “In The Other House” LP (Final Muzik, Fmv 05) OUT NOW!

Final Muzik label presents a new limited edition release: it’s a collaboration work by our label’s backbone DEISON and Italian musician MATTEO UGGERI. It has been co-released with Old Bicycle Records and Oak editions + the artists (through their own labels Loud! and Grey Sparkle). “It was not born as a concept album, but as it was slowly becoming like the music inside it the sound work of Cristiano Deison and Matteo Uggeri ended up finding itself, step by step, enclosed between the narrow walls of an exceptional home. Arriving there from different places and positions, and never actually meeting, Friulian and Milan found themselves, perhaps in spite of themselves, together in uncomfortable rooms which were populated by dark invisible presences. It is not the scenario of a horror movie, there is no tragedy or fear, just the knowledge that somewhere else or the escape itself may be less reassuring than one has hoped. Therefore Francesca Mele’s photos, both a seal of the work and source of inspiration for the music seem to further cloak the place in that sense of quiet desperation that daily life often implies.”

Limited edition of 300 copies. You can order it through Final Muzik mail order on Discogs:www.discogs.com/seller/Final-Muzik or write to finalmuzik[at]libero.it (price €15,00 + postage). Also available from Loud! (and distributed by Final Muzik) FEW copies of the limited to 100 high quality CDr version (price: € 10,00 + postage).

Final Muzik mail order catalogue -> TONS of CDs just added and available for sale -> new albums and restocks of the following artists/bands: ECHO WEST (new album!), AGENT SIDE GRINDER, NADJA, DANCE NAKED, COPH NIA (new!), GIANLUCA FAVARON+STEFANO GENTILE, CURRENT 93, LEBANON HANOVER, SAVAGE REPUBLIC, THROBBING GRISTLE, CORPOPARASSITA (new limited tape!), GODFLESH, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, NURSE WITH WOUND & GRAHAM BOWERS, DARKTHRONE, ANNA LOGUE label CDs (TWINS NATALIA, INTELLIGENCE DEPT, CHROMAGAIN, LISFRANK, TREK WITH QUINTRONIC, POEME ELECTRONIQUE + more), CROPCIRCLE (new album!), DHG/DODHEIMSGARD, ALCEST, WOODEN WAND + any more!

www.discogs.com/seller/Final-Muzik

STILL AVAILABLE -> Final Muzik’s bestseller!

LISFRANK “Elevator” LP (Final Muzik, FLK100) New full length album by Italian electronic music artist Lisfrank. “When we were young”…but it seems yesterday when we bought Lisfrank’s seminal “Man Mask” 12” vinyl EP in 1982 and, few months later, the legendary “First Relation” compilation LP produced on Fulvio Guidarelli (Lisfrank) own label, Mask Productions. Then, for some reasons, Lisfrank disappeared, but for the fans remained one of the most important names in Italian new wave through the decades: his unique sound made of electronic synth music, new wave and dark atmospheres remained fresh, original and innovative even after 30 years.Since year 2005 something new happened into the independent music scene: a new interest in 80’s music started to rise, with new labels, many reissues of old gems and new artists. It seemed it was the right time for Lisfrank’s music: in year 2009 the mighty German label Anna Logue paid respect to the man releasing a discography LP+7” album, “Mask Rewind”, then rereleased on CD in 2012. Lisfrank became, again, a crucial name for the new wave and minimal synth community: Fulvio Guidarelli started to record new songs in 2008, working on them until 2012. The fabulous result is “Elevator”, Lisfrank’s comeback album after 32 years!

It is a must have for new wave, electronic and minimal synth fans, consisting of ten new songs with a warm variety of sound that is quite far from the classic standars of the minimal-synth trend: anthemic synth-wave tracks (“Resurrection”, “Anna O”, “War”), melancholic dark electro ‘ballads’ (“Those Nights”), thrilling instrumental pieces (“Elevator”) and much more, all recorded using analogue instruments from the 80’s.

Elevator” has been released by Italian label Final Muzik on vinyl only, pressed on heavy red vinyl! You can listen to few songs from “Elevator” on Final Muzik Youtube streaming channel .https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK22Y0N9LxEkQ8UNWZ79TlQ

Vinyl LP. Limited edition of 500 copies. Red heavy vinyl (Cat nr. FMLK100, December 2014).

Co-released with Lisfrank’s Masklab Productions.

Recorded at Masklab (2008-2012), mastered at GS Mastering & Post – Sweden

Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Lisfrank

Photos by Vianarch. Artwork by Steve Lippert

Price: € 16,00 + postage -> please write to finalmuzik[at]libero.it for different shipping solutions.

FINAL MUZIK SPECIAL OFFER LIST -> You’ll find an attachment with MANY items for sale at VERY low price! CDs, vinyl, cassettes starting from 0,50/1.00 €!!!

OFFER CONDITIONS:

PRICES do NOT include postage costs / I prezzi non includono le spese postali

ORDERS: via e-mail ONLY, not through Discogs / ordini: direttamente via e-mail, non tramite Discogs

PAYMENT: with bank transfer or paypal (+4% for paypal fees, asked only for this kind of special offer) / pagamento tramite bonifico bancario o paypal (+ 4% commissioni richieste solo per questo tipo di offerte)

Complete mail order catalogue / Catalogo completo: www.discogs.com/seller/Final-Muzik– new, rare and second hand; vinil, CDs, cassettes – electronic, darkwave, neofolk, avantgarde, alternative, metal and experimental music. Daily updates! Check our list and send your order through Discogs (if you’re a member) or via e-mail. Thank You.

I hope to hear from You soon,

Gianfranco Santoro June 22nd, 2015

www.finalmuzik.com

Jun 252015
 

Berlin Atonal 2015

Second Line-up Announcement

 

Shackleton presents: Powerplant [Live] – World Premiere

Varg presents: Ivory Towers with Body Sculptures + Frederikke Hoffmeier [Live A/V]

Paul Jebanasam + Tarik Barri present Continuum [Live A/V] – World Premiere

Clock DVA [Live A/V]

Shed [Live A/V] – World Premiere

Lustmord [Live A/V]

Powell [Live]

Skarn [Live]

Regis

COH & FRANK [Live A/V]

Peder Mannerfelt [Live A/V]

Head High

Talker [Live]

 

Northern Electronics showcase:

Abdulla Rashim presents Lundin Oil [Live A/V]

Varg [Live A/V]

Puce Mary [Live A/V]

Acronym [Live A/V]

Vit Fana [Live A/V]

 

Berlin Atonal reveals a second selection of new commissions, world premiere projects and live performances to bolster its ever-expanding program, taking place from the 19.–23 August 2015.

Shackleton will be bringing his Powerplant project to Berlin Atonal for its debut after recruiting and writing for a group of top-drawer musicians, playing instruments ranging from huge gong drums to delicate xylophones. Having built a “system” that allows for both free, open-ended playing and also strictly ordered adherence to composition, the principles of the music go from extremely tight percussive and melodic workouts governed by strictly ordered rules through to controlled freakout pieces and – at the other extreme – has elements of free improvisation. Not surprisingly due to the method of composing and Shackleton’s singular musical outlook, the general aesthetic and effect of the music ends up somewhere between Kosmische, ritual trance and minimalism which doesn’t provide easy entertainment but has more of a cathartic effect.

Another special project to be revealed during the festival week is Varg presenting Ivory Towers. This formulation incorporates a distinguished underground lineup with Loke Rahbek (Damien Dubrovnik, Lust For Youth), Ossian Ohlsson (Vit Fana), Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary) and renowned film score composer Erik Enocksson, under the unorthodox leadership of Jonas Rönnberg(Varg, Ulwhednar, D.Å.R.F.D.H.S). A composition involving electronics, vocals, bass guitar, loops and string synthesizers – all used in various orthodox and unorthodox ways – the project combines disparate elements in the service of Rönnberg’s singular and unexpected musical goal.

Varg’s label-mates will be joining him at Berlin Atonal in force for a Northern Electronics showcase. Label head Abdulla Rashim returns to Berlin Atonal with a rare performance of his Lundin Oil project, blending rhythmic noise, drone and melancholic harmonies. Acronym, whose reputation as a skilled craftsman of densely woven, atmospheric electronic music has burgeoned since his emergence in 2012, joins the bill as does Vit Fana, the goth-industrial project of Ossian Ohlsson. Danish noise wielder Puce Mary, closely affiliated with the prolific Danish punk and noise label Posh Isolation rounds out the bill for this special event.

Continuum is a new work by Paul Jebanasam featuring visual projections by Dutch artist Tarik Barri. Inspired by the poetics of energy and living matter’s eternal resistance against entropy, the piece explores the compositional space of synthetic audio and visual materials pushed to limits of technological possibilities. The live performance of the work centres around custom software developed by Barri to enable improvised constructions of complex simulated environments. Traditionally the domain of high performance supercomputing, this practice applies physical models to create immersive examinations into the structure of light. Parallel to this process, Jebanasam’s compositions re-imagine the concert space as a vast architectural instrument based on the acoustic designs of church organs and driven by a bold vision for machined music. Berlin Atonal is delighted to present the world premiere of this bold project.

Clock DVA are one of the now legendary batch of groups associated with the 70s Sheffield industrial music scene, one of the pioneers in developing an electronic, noisy take on the genre. Formed by Adi Newton in 1978 and undergoing various iterations in its long, prolific and varied musical story, Clock DVA has remained committed to an idea of sonic futurism, an investigation of the philosophical implications of musical technologies and, more recently, a yearning for a combined sound and visual experience. Clock DVA are veterans of Berlin Atonal, having played at the 1990 edition of the festival. In 2015 they return with a symbiotic audio-visual show and a line-up consisting of Newton, Tez and Panagiotis Tomaras.

Lustmord is one of the main figures involved in industrial music’s slow but purposeful shift toward pure electronic experimentation and technically masterful sound construction. Encouraged to begin his musical career by members of Throbbing Gristle, Lustmord developed his recording and producing capacities by working as a sound designer, score composer and field recordist on dozens of film soundtracks including The Crow and Underworld. His classic 1990 release Heresy gave birth to the genre known as “Dark Ambient”. His rare live shows are known for a bassy treatment of acoustic phenomena, dark atmospheric swells and overpowering visual accompaniment.

COH (pronounced “Son”) is one of the names bound up with the rise of computer-based music and labels such as raster-noton and Editions Mego. He has previously collaborated with a diverse range of artists from Coil and Cosey Fanni Tutti to Richard Chartier. Tina Frank is a designer, visual artist, and professor at the University of Art and Design, Linz. Together COH + FRANK present a symbiotic live show in which COH’s musical output is converted in real time by Frank’s hand-controlled analogue video equipment into an organic visual outgrowth of the heard phenomena. Clock DVA, Lustmord, and COH & FRANK will feature as part of a Contort curated evening – the third consecutive time the Berlin based entity has teamed up with the festival.

Berlin Atonal is also delighted to announce that Shed (René Pawlowitz) will reveal at Kraftwerk Berlin a brand new audio-visual show. Shed’s inimitable releases on Ostgut Ton (and later 50Weapons) somehow remain connected to the heartbeat of club-focused techno, while at the same time eschewing the straight, stripped back and raw repetitiveness typically associated with the genre. The result was a lauded trio of records – Shedding the Past, The Traveller, The Killer – that have undeniably made their contribution to shaping the future of electronic music. Pawlowitz also plays as Head High as part of the festivals aftershow program.

Powell is a producer and co-founder of Diagonal Records, currently one of the most adventurous labels in club music, drawing from the varied musical resources of post-punk, no wave, EBM and techno. His muscular live show cuts a similar uncompromising path – a violent amalgam of sampled recordings, clipped and treated vocals, overdriven drums and raw synthesised tones.

Peder Mannerfelt’s recent productions under his own name on labels such as We Can Elude Control, Digitalis and Archives Intérieures have safely secured his reputation as one of the most interesting, unusual and capable producers active today. He draws his musical influences from far and wide – stylistically and geographically. His analogue-based live set-up expresses one of the most interesting electronic musical approaches to gain deserved acknowledgement in recent years.

Downwards label-boss Regis also plays solo on top of his appearance in the Ugandan Methods show with Ancient Methods, andTalker, the collaboration between Chicagoans Karl Meier and Stave, also appear after their recent release on the same label.Alessandro Cortini will also present the Berlin debut of his techno focused Skarn side project.

Festival Passports are now available from www.berlin-atonal.com and allow entry into the Kraftwerk complex for the duration of Berlin Atonal 2015’s opening hours including aftershow parties. Individual day tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks as the further rounds of artists and schedules are released.

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