Apr 222018
 

 40% Record Store Day weekend discounts on Bass Agenda vinyl! Expiring tonight at midnight (UK time)

More Bass Junkie stock added!
Use code ‘rsd2018
at the Bandcamp checkout when you buy these releases

Detroit’s Filthiest (aka DJ Nasty) – Descent Into Darkness & Go Nuclear – Machine Learning
Carl Finlow & Dez Williams
Split EP
Bass Junkie – Low Frequency Fugitive EP
Silver vinyl
Alavux – Octagon EP
Includes free digital download of his Ambience EP
Franck Kartell – Alaska
Full length album on white vinyl
Transhumanism 2 – w1b0, RXmode, TFHats & Slaves of Sinus
Franck Kartell – Coincidences
Full length double album & poster
Dmitry Distant & Lectromagnetique
Split EP

40% Record Store Day weekend discounts on Bass Agenda vinyl! Expiring tonight at midnight (UK time)

Use code ‘rsd2018

Use code ‘rsd2018‘ at the Bandcamp checkout when you buy these releases

Apr 222018
 

 

SPECIAL VINYL/DISC DAY 2018
April 21, 2018

Dear friends,
For the 2018 Vinyl/Disc Day, we have prepared original rare items from our collection, in very limited editions with additional original prints, signed and numbered for collectors!
Please, order directly to baintotal[at]wanadoo.fr before the eBay auctions.
As everything is very limited, please, reserve your copies as soon as possible!

• “THE VISIONARY GARDEN 2”
190 pages hardcover book + CD (Ultra-Mail Edition/2005), plus one original unreleased 15×15 cm signed print on Archival Mat Canson paper (66 EUR excl. VAT) only 5 copies available :

• DIE FORM ÷ FINE AUTOMATIC
Double LP (Sold Out Deluxe Edition, Rotorelief), plus two A4 prints, 3 badges and one A5 print (79 EUR) only 1 copy available (N° 75/80) :

• DIE FORM ÷ FINE AUTOMATIC
Double LP (edition 2, Rotorelief) CLEAR VINYL, plus original unreleased A4 signed print on Archival Mat paper (49 EUR) only 5 copies available :

• DIE FORM ÷ FINE AUTOMATIC
Double LP (edition 2, Rotorelief) BLACK VINYL, plus original unreleased A4 signed print on Archival Mat paper (47 EUR) only 10 copies available :

• DIE FORM ÷ HURT
LP (edition 1, Rotorelief) RED VINYL, plus original unreleased A4 signed print on Archival Mat paper and original poster from 1984 (39 EUR) only 5 copies available :

• DIE FORM ÷ HURT
LP (edition 1, Rotorelief) BLACK VINYL, plus original unreleased A4 signed print on Archival Mat paper and original poster from 1984 (37 EUR) only 5 copies available :

• DIE FORM ÷ HURT
LP (edition 2, Rotorelief) BLACK VINYL, plus original unreleased A4 signed print on Archival Mat paper and original poster from 1984 (37 EUR) only 10 copies available :

• DIE FORM “InHuman” 2 LP
2 LP picture-discs BOX-SET (original Trisol Edition from 2004) with posters, plus original unreleased A4 signed print on Archival Mat Canson paper (66 EUR) only 3 copies available :

• DIE FORM “InHuman” CD
A5 CD BOX-SET (original Trisol Edition from 2004) with booklet, plus original signed print on Archival Mat Canson paper (39 EUR) only 3 copies available :

• DIE FORM “Poupée Mécanique”/”Sadia”
SINGLE 7″ (Limited original Bain Total / New Rose edition from 1988), plus original signed print on Epson paper (25 EUR) only 5 copies available :

• DIE FORM “The Hidden Cage”
MAXI 12″ PICTURE DISC (Limited original Trisol edition from 1998), plus original signed print on Epson paper (33 EUR) only 3 copies available :

• DIE FORM “Deep Inside”
MAXI 12″ PICTURE DISC (Limited 800 copies original Trisol edition from 2000), plus original signed print on Epson paper (33 EUR) only 3 copies available :

• DIE FORM “Zoopsia”
MAXI 12″ PICTURE DISC (Limited original Trisol edition from 2003), plus original signed print on Epson paper (33 EUR) only 3 copies available :

• DIE FORM “BACH PROJECT”
A5 CD Digipak (Limited 1900 copies original Trisol Edition from 2008) with booklet, card, plus original signed print on Archival Mat Canson paper (29 EUR) only 5 copies available :

• DIE FORM ÷ AKT (Sideprojects & Experimental Collection)
2 CD Digipak (Limited original Trisol Edition from 2001) with booklet, mini poster, plus original signed print on Epson paper (33 EUR) only 5 copies available :

Please, ask us for the shipping costs, depending on your delivery address.
All items are new, signed (and dedicated on request).

Thank you for your support,
all the best & amitiés,
Philippe & Éliane

Apr 222018
 
Attention Gang Members:

New EP: ‘Complicit’ OUT NOW!

Gang of Four today release a new EP, ‘Complicit’. Co-produced by the band’s Andy Gill, alongside Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode) and Ross Orton (M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys), the EP includes previous singles ‘Lucky’ and ‘Ivanka (Things You Can’t Have)’, with artwork that captures the President’s daughter alongside the Russian word for ‘complicit’.
Listen Now
Arriving ahead of a new studio album due Summer 2018, ‘Complicit’ follows a period during which Gang of Four have been referenced by everyone from St Vincent to Frank Ocean and James Murphy to Pharrell Williams. Lead single ‘Lucky’ is instantly identifiable by Gill’s serrated guitar, with frontman Gaoler’s ‘Gang of Four Everyman’ protagonist alternately piteous and self-aggrandising, freighted by a taut groove from Thomas McNiece and Tobias Humble’s rhythm section.

 

On ‘Ivanka (Things You Can’t Have)’, Gang of Four consider not only the poisonous invective of the White House, but the ways in which news stories are pollinated. Talking about the track – which weaves into its lyrics quotes from Ivanka and her father – Gill says; “It would’ve been easy to be extremely damning about Donald Trump and of course, like everyone else, I could have called him all kinds of names. What drew me to this subject at all was the running commentary from Ivanka in the earlier stages of this administration – it was fascinating to get a kind of explanation or justification from the daughter who had already been given an official position within the White House. And frankly, a lot of it was pretty funny. But although the characters in the Trump family are interesting, it’s more the ideologies and politics which they represent and enable which need describing.”

 

A need to constantly distinguish fact from falsehood also proliferates new track ‘I’m A Liar’. Says Gill; “Time passes, history moves on, the story moves on and the story will be told. And the Gang of Four tell it. Personal history and the story of the world around us. The world and its people are more fragmented and disintegrated than ever, but powerful arguments rage across social media. Like many of the songs ‘I’m A Liar’ wonders how we are supposed to differentiate between truth and un-truth. And when we tell the truth it’s denied: because everyone knows everything is made up.”

 

Complicit EP Track-listing

  1. Lucky
  2. Ivanka (Things You Can’t Have)
  3. I’m A Liar
  4. Lucky (10 O’Clock Chemical Remix)
TOUR NEWS

April 27th – Bologna, Italy  / Zona Roveri Music Factory
April 28th – Rome, Italy / Traffic Club Roma

May 14th – Buenos Aires, Palermo, Agentina / Niceto Club
May 19th – Mexico City, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico / Festival Marvin CDMX

August 3rd – Horten, Norway / Bueskytterbanen

October 5th – London, UK / 100 Club

Bandsintown
Songkick
Apr 162018
 

 “Unexplainable” may well be the best explanation for the members of the UK based electronic outfit COIL. Making a radical shift from intentional accessibility, by means of traditional pop songwriting, to abstract happenstance, Coil had entered into a new phase in their career…uncharted waters utilizing what was then the newest computer technology, digital and analog synthesis and the newly formed ideas that something outside of themselves was steering the ship.

During the studio sessions that developed into what would become “Worship the Glitch”, Coil became aware of random compositions emitting from their gear, and were at odds with constant “accidents” that were perpetually plaguing the recordings. The band called these unintentional emissions “ELpH”: a conceptual being that is one part physical equipment, one part celestial being…  constantly playing the role of trickster, throwing a wrench into Coil’s methodology. Eventually, these accidents and mistakes were embraced by the band, and the process of misusing audio software to create intentional “errors” was adopted as a musical technique. The acceptance of the “mistake”, and the use of discovered mistakes as intentional elements slowly became the drive and concept behind the album, thus birthing the title “Worship the Glitch.”

Originally released in 1995 on Coil’s in-house imprint Eskaton, Worship the Glitch was Coil’s first proper album-length attempt at conceptual ambient composition, with a radical focus on chance. Seamless vignettes of shattered electronics (though ebbing softly and in delicate balance with each other) provide an underlying uncertainty and discomfort to the listener.

Dais Records is proud to announce the official reissue of “ELpH vs Coil – Worship the Glitch” on digital, double LP (double 12″ for the first time ever), and CD.

Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil’s Drew McDowall, the vinyl release is pressed onto double 12″ LP vinyl (from the original 10″ release), and is packaged in a gorgeous 24pt stock matte gatefold LP with sticker and vellum track listing insert. Comes on standard black vinyl as well as limited editions on clear (200 copies), red (500 copies), and blue (600 copies), with a special edition of 500 on yellow only for UK and Europe shops and distros.

Also available as a thick matte collector’s digipack, with redesigned packaging.

 

PREORDER – SHIPPING MAY 25th
AVAILABLE HERE ON LP/CD – **ONE CLEAR VINYL PER CUSTOMER**

For those who shine darkly…

During the transitional period in which Coil’s primary leadership (Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance) reorganized their creative direction by taking on new membership in the group through their inclusion of Drew McDowall, Coil took a drastic turn towards the metaphysical unknown. Employing the subtle handiwork of Coil’s “real life” members, as well as the cleverly guised aliases and spiritual collaborators, the band chose to filter their identity through a the nome de guerre, Black Light District, setting the precedent of Coil’s future exploration of otherworldly influence.

Recorded during the Winter of 1995/96, Black Light District reflects more on their formal avant-garde pursuits and academic interests rather than their industrial pedigree resume. Starting off with an obvious nod to John Cage with their introductory “Unprepared Piano”, the tone is prepared in exactly the same way… unpredictable. Conceptually abstract, Black Light District shows Coil’s old guard disregarding the pop rhythms found on previous albums, such as Love’s Secret Domain, and fully embracing their experimental electronic trajectory. Subtle patterns of looping melancholy and malaise are placed delicately underneath ghostly electronic timbre. Approaching their creative method as something from the beyond, another realm in which sounds blur and performers seemingly appear from the ether.

Dais Records is proud to announce the official reissue of “Coil presents Black Light District – A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room” on digital, CD, and double LP.

Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil’s Drew McDowall, the double LP vinyl release is packaged in a beautiful matte 24pt stock gatefold jacket.  First pressing of the vinyl is pressed on 200 clear, 500 red, 600 blue, and standard black vinyl, with an edition of 500 yellow exclusively for Europe and UK shops and distros.

Also available as a thick matte collector’s digipack, with redesigned packaging and booklet.

PREORDER – SHIPPING MAY 25th

www.daisrecords.com

Apr 122018
 
TAPHEPHOBIA
“Ghostwood” CD
(103rd Cycle)
New deeply introspective album by Norway’s Taphephobia. Opting for a slightly cleaner sonic palette than previous releases using less processed sounds and a more natural sounding approach to his guitar work, Ketil Soraker pushes what is now considered as Taphephobia’s signature sound. In the vein of his previous Cyclic Law release “Escape From The Mundane Self”, we are submerged in a skillful combination of lush ambient guitar passages, sonic abstractions and processed flute. “Ghostwood” is a most personal hymn to experiencing the solace of the northern forest. Artwork by NIHIL.
Edition of 300 Copies in 4 panel Digipak. 10 Tracks. Running Time 45:37
TAPHEPHOBIA & KAVE
“Monuments” CD
(109th Cycle)
On this special collaboration album, both artists have showcased their unique take on atmospheric soundscapes. A soundtrack to vast, imagined uninhabited landscapes, unexplored and untouched by mankind. We’re given a bleak glimpse into a hidden world, both mentally and physically. The two long monumental tracks induce a calm, ominous and introspective setting, perfectly suited to drift within these envisioned barren lands.
Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. 2 Tracks. Running Time: 39:14
DØDSMASKIN
“Fiende” CD
(107th Cycle)
On their latest album the Norwegian duo pushes some of the hard hitting, mechanically textured aesthetics of their previous release “Fullstendig Brent” to the forefront. A dystopian commentary on the risks inherent to the antagonistic nature of humankind, and how the overwhelming and uncertain scope of Industry 4.0 – of progressively more powerful technology and strong AI – may end up amplifying those risks beyond human control. Given this conceptual framework, DØDSMASKIN have aimed to develop a sound palette that shifts between both droning and pulsating brutality that represents unstoppable forces in motion and bleak atmospheres that denote an age of growing futility and – ultimately – self-inflicted extinction. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, NY.
Edition of 500 Copies in 4 panel Digipak. 5 Tracks. Running Time 40:42
DØDSMASKIN
“Ingenting” CD
(106th Cycle)
We’re glad to welcome Norwegian Industrialists DØDSMASKIN to the Cyclic Law roster. “Ingenting” was first finalised in June 2015 and shrouded in almost complete secrecy. Being their original debut it somehow never had a proper release, untill now. When contemplating a human face through the eyes of an x-ray machine, the void it projects back can be unsettling. This cranial frame, stripped of life; a reminder of the finite frontiers that constrain our transitory institutions, and the nothingness that precedes and succeeds them. However, while we occupy this bodily state, nothingness is detached neither from comprehension nor experience. Rather, it is interacting; mirrored in the human inclination to manifest its imprint time and time again through a continuous spiral of intellectual and material destruction. And its catalyst is also a testament to its paradox: the human impulse to escape it by any means necessary. “Ingenting” is a well balanced introduction to the core elements of the Dødsmaskin’s sound where extreme measures were used in order to capture the right physics sonically, such as having a 1000-ton freight train powering over recording devices, the process was an intense undertaking and the resulting harsh sonic textural walls that collide with more atmospheric passages are some of the most unique we’ve heard. Mastered at Black Knoll Studio by Rafael Anton Irisarri.
Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. 5 Tracks. Running Time: 40:44