Someone says that silence is an impossible condition. A confirmation could come by the renowned talent of French multidisciplinary artist Julien Bayle, who decided to isolate himself in the very quiet Mechanical & Acoustic Research Lab LMA-CNRS’ anechoic room during the summer of 2016 with the intent to explore his own inner silence during a […]
"17 Encores" follows the previous work by Daniele Bogon (published exclusively in digital format and with the name Alley), enriching the 10 tracks contained in "17" with 5 other tracks.Through an imaginary landscape made of soft lights and shadows, between moments of total abstraction in the Absolute to more evocative moments of cinematic inspiration, the […]
The first OM tape of this year will be released on 31/01/19 – the second part in our ongoing Echonomy Split Series, which might be only a split of sorts this time: Le Mépris/Le Mépris. 40 tapes + DL-Code, artwork, as always, from Dicey Studios. Look and listen: https://otomatikmuziek.bandcamp.com/album/echonomy-split-series-2 Echonomy Series is looking to select […]
Norwegian visionary artist MORTIIS proudly announces his return to North America in 2019! The godfather of dungeon synth is set to embark on a 10-date trek from March 28th to April 7th 2019. After playing in Europe (including several festivals), Russia, Australia, Mexico and South America, MORTIIS will perform his Era 1 material in USA […]
Paulina Cassidy: Phantom GardensAvailable from Projekt website / Bandcamp Dreampop, swirling atmospheric, and luscious fairytale-like dreams…“Both earthly and ethereal, her music, lyrics and images guide us through an alluring world that seems strange yet familiar, distant but as close as your heart. The veil of the dreamworld is near; the Eternal Feminine is calling.” -Steve Davis, Associate […]
Israeli darkwave/electronic artist LIYA is pleased to announce the release of her new digital EP, LISTEN. For fans of: The Birthday Massacre & Depeche ModeLIYA TREBITCH is a singer/songwriter from Tel-Aviv, Israel. From playing the piano and composing since the age of 5, LIYA started making electronic music at the age of 23. Inspired by […]
JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH ANNOUNCEAN ATTEMPT TO DRAW ASIDE THE VEILTHEIR SECOND COLLABORATIVE LP FOR SACRED BONES RECORDSOUT FEBRUARY 8, 2019LISTEN TO “CONCERNING THE WHITE HORSE” HERE Experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem and acclaimed film director and musician Jim Jarmusch have a working relationship that dates back to 2006, when they ran into each other on the street in […]
LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND‘BITING THE HANDS THAT BLEED YOU‘ CD(CSR254CD) Legendary industrial / leftfield band LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND formed in 1986 when former members of Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth affiliated band ZAHGURIM met THE COLONELS. This album curates tracks from their three principal sets: ‘Humdrum’ (1990, People Who Can’t), ‘Legs Akimbo’ (1992, World Serpent) and […]
JH1.FS3 (PUCE MARY & JESSE SANES) SIGN TO DAIS RECORDSANNOUNCE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS LPOUT JANUARY 25 ON DAIS RECORDSWATCH THE VIDEO FOR “PIPE TALK” HERE Emotional exploration through sound can become so indulgent that it overshadows the journey. JH1.FS3 eschews mining the human condition as mediation, opting for nuanced analysis rather than vanity. Using the seeds of improvisation as their […]
DIE FORM newsletterJanuary 2019 Dear friends and partners, We wish you all the best for 2019 and thank you for your support and loyalty!!!We are preparing many projects, including a new album, several compilations and re-issues of rare and unreleased works (music and images). The first one is “SOME EXPERIENCES WITH SHOCK” vinyl LP limited Artist Edition:60 copies from the 500 copies […]
“Uprootedness is a theme I was concentrated on and was dealing a lot with in my past exhibitions and art projects. For many years I was searching for a place which I could call home. When I returned to the piano 4 years ago after a long break since my childhood (started at 6, quit […]
Discrepant recently released (or I’d better say re-released, as it was originally released by Turkish label Wounded Wolf Press) Loopworks, a collection of tracks that Turkish audio and visual artist Koray Kantarcioğlu made by means of the process known as databending. Most of the sonic sources came from old Turkish records (mainly of the 60s […]
For fans of: Raison d'etre, Klaus Schulze & Brian Eno "The Death Of Humanity" will be available in CD edition on 1.1.2019 and vinyl edition mid-February. Digital edition is available NOW at: https://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/. With “The Death Of Humanity,” Lousberg achieves what most composers fail to do so in a lifetime, much less a career. Transcending […]
WORGOR "INVIDIOUS" Worgor is a one-man project from Melbourne, Australia that summons inspiration from the occult, extreme metal, dark ambient and industrial. Invidious is the follow up to the release from earlier this year, Worldcursed. Worldcursed was about a cult appeasing their dead gods by cursing the core of their planet, causing it to break […]
argyre planitia – The Atomic Age, was just released. Released as 4p factory sealed DigiCD limited to 300.Available as retail, wholesale or trade with other labels.And as promo for reviews. Just ask for it. Embrace our high tech. future, with a concept album that unites concepts like strong Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things and Cyber […]
Spiryt is the project of Jean-Luc Courchet, musician and producer from the South of France.His style reveals a deep passion for dark sounds and atmospheres, and those are mixed with various styles from trip hop to new age, gothic, ambient and techno.The compositions are slow tempo and based on repetition to create an hypnotic groove […]
It seems that CACs, MCs or simply tapes are living a (more or less welcomed) new golden age in the independent music market and there are even many sound artists who re-release stuff on this magnetic support, but the operation that Disasters By Choice made with a bunch of some old tapes by Sicilian producer […]
Following the review of “Tropical Gothic” (out on Discrepant and featuring a great collage cover artwork by Evan Crankshaw), his new awesome record, we had an interesting conversation with the British influential guitarist, polyhedral artist and authentic musical globetrotter Mike Cooper, who – unlike many musicians who get banal and predictable after two or three […]
COLD SPRING PRESENTS:
– ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI –
‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION’ – 2CD OUT 24/09
|ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI
‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION‘ 2CD (CSR260CD)
MAXIMUM IMPLOSION collects all collaborative (and most sought after) pieces between Zeni Geva (KK NULL) and Steve Albini (BIG BLACK / SHELLAC): “Nai-Ha” and “All Right, You Little B*st*rds!”. Also included are bonus tracks from the ultra-limited 12″-only “Superunit”, presented with meticulous Cedar mastering by legendary mastering engineer Denis Blackham.
On the first CD, Zeni Geva present ultra-heavy Japanese noise rock, with sludgy riffs, thundering feedback, lumbering drums, subhuman bass crawl, and complex noise textures, with KK Null’s trademark vocals / unique guitar accompanied by Albini’s heavy guitar. “Nai-Ha” loosely translates to “broken inside”, with the title track relaying the gruesome aftermath of a car accident.
The second CD captures Zeni Geva and Steve Albini’s live-to-desk tracks from Tokyo & Osaka in 1992. Albini also makes vocal appearances, as well as guitar throughout. All production and mixing by Steve Albini. Final mastering by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios in England, and presented here in its complete form for the first time on Cold Spring.
Presented in a 6-panel double digipak with original artwork/photo by Mitsushiro Hiruma and design/layout by Alonso Urbanos.
“With a huge sound reminiscent of Godflesh in its heavy bottom and impossibly high-end guitar tones, resulting in almost no mid-range, it’s hard to believe that there are only three people in the band… What saves the record from sounding like an impenetrable wall of sludge are a combination of Albini’s sure-handed engineering and production, along with the band’s precise grasp of noise, dynamics, and song construction… Anybody into sheer, painful heaviness should check this one out!” (Korperschwache).
Steve Albini continued to produce / engineer several albums for Zeni Geva, including “Desire For Agony” (Alternative Tentacles) and “10,000 Light Years” (Neurot Recordings).Barcode: 0641871745203 Track Listing:
1. Cross & Divide
2. Run 4 Your Lies!
4. Frantic Child
5. A Perfect One
Finger On A Trigger
8. Emotions Matter
9. Icons & Idols
10. Finger On A Trigger (JDN Remix)
Coming from Los
Angeles with roots in the legendary Chicago Wax Trax! scene is the new
duo Trash Deity. Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax
Trax! sound updated with hard and modern production, Trash Deity is
Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill
Kult and accomplished music producer and Industrial artist John D.
Norten (Blue Eyed Christ). The debut Single, "Finger on a Trigger",
combined classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an
infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from Norten’s
studio experience with major artists. The accompanying unique Music
Video was comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from
the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. The second
single and video, “Run 4 Your Lies!” was released in 2017
solidifying Trash Deity and catching the attention of Metropolis
2018 marks the anticipated release of the debut album,
Cross & Divide, on Metropolis Records.
"Cross & Divide
Album is an album for now and is a representation of the
confrontational and divisive times we live in. It’s a journey into
the manic world of Trash Deity from the opening invitation of
“Let’s run away” to the powerful closing Album statement
“Change”. Each song has its own identity, but the album was
designed to be a trip on a journey. It sounds totally cohesive and
totally chaotic at the same time…just like us!" – JDN
was the earliest influence in your life that led you to a music
the vibrations from my mother’s record player that
she kept under my crib. She was 19. – Groovie Mann
informally structured and yet deeply storied career began with his
first band, Special Affect, including Marti Sorenson & Harry
Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) with Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitar.
Shortly after, he moved to London working with Simon Raymonde of
Cocteau Twins with post-punk band Drowning Craze, recording a John
Peel session in 1982. While touring with Ministry in 1986, he met and
began working with Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) to write a film titled
Hammerhead Housewife and the Thrill Kill Kult, which was never filmed
but ultimately evolved into TKK and an EP released with Wax Trax!
Records. Over the next nearly 30 years, Groovie Mann has established
his iconic reputation with TKK and contributed songs to several movie
soundtracks, even appearing in the 1994 cult classic film The Crow.
He's also established himself as an accomplished painter in the LA art
community. His uniquely abstract style offers a further peak into the
mind and art of Groovie Mann and are sold to fans around the
What would you consider to be the ‘crossroads’ that
directly led to you actively pursuing a musical career?
Insanity. – Groovie Mann
I would say my first Blue Eyed Christ
record deal with KK Records in Belgium right out of High School for
Leaders + Followers. It legitimized what I was doing for the first
time and made me realize people outside of my bedroom studio may be
interested in what I was doing.
John D. Norten also
emerged from the 1990s Chicago Industrial scene as the leader of Blue
Eyed Christ. The debut album, Leaders + Followers, was released
internationally on Belgians classic EBM/Industrial label KK Records
while still in his teens. Over the next few years, Blue Eyed Christ
was featured on several prominent compilations and played the New
Music Seminar in 1992 at the Limelight with Clock DVA and Chemlab.
Blue Eyed Christ continued playing visceral live shows throughout the
90s and Norten continued recording at Chicago Trax Recording Studios
working with established musicians and engineers from Ministry, Nine
Inch Nails, and more. In 1996, Norten relocated to Los Angeles and has
established himself as an in demand mixer and engineer for many of the
biggest artists in the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Prince,
CeeLo Green, and Lady GaGa.
How are you inspired to start a
song and how does that develop from writing to composition, recording,
and completion? What was the process for this project?
into it -improvise with & without notes, laugh & cry &
argue with the producer. – Groovie Mann
I usually start with
the drums and music, but really anything can be the creative spark.
When I first met with Groovie Mann he came over and I played him a
bunch of instrumental tracks I had and he choose the ones that
inspired him the most lyrically. He would write to them while he
paints at home and then come over with notebooks full of ideas and
inspirational goodies. Once we wrote the lyrics and recorded his
vocals, I'd go back in and add more music and elements and we'd
arrange that into the songs. The whole process was very organic. –
Cross & Divide ultimately reflects both their shared
roots as well as their unique and individual approaches to songwriting
and recording. Groovie Mann's spontaneous and poetic lyrical reactions
to Norten’s carefully constructed song productions makes for a
compelling mix of something new with enough of a nod to the past sure
to please the old school fans and the newly
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New non-album Sigillum S digital single, “ Intra-dimensional Mining”.
While waiting for the release on September 14 of the new Sigillum S album, “The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization And Its Mutation Implications “ (pre orders here https://sigillum-s.bandcamp.com/), a totally new and unavailable elsewhere track is also available now for streaming and free DL, thanks to the mighty XLR8R.
This has been created as a kind of post-project statement, partially re-assembling inputs recorded during the album session and partially recording brand new stuff… the perfect lenses for things to come.
Eraldo Bernocchi, Paolo L. Bandera, B Giuseppe Dorella, Petulia Mattioli