Oct 102019
 
Janosch
Moldau – Host
[Janosch Moldau Records/Labels / The Orchard/Sony
Music]
Album release date [CD/Download/Streaming – in all stores!]:
22nd November 2019]

The artist who likes to stage himself as
one lost in reverie is famous for being one of the most tenacious and
willful fighters on the electronic dance floors. Throughout the years,
Janosch Moldau has quietly attracted an idolatrously loyal fan base,
celebrating and fawning over the musician and his distinctively
melancholic voice wherever he may appear. The two previous albums –
Lovestar and Minor – and their music clips premiered on MTV/VIVA in
collaboration with the very well known German label Motor Music
(distributed by Rough Trade/Edel AG). The new album follows an
exclusive distribution change to the American colleagues at The
Orchard/Sony Music.

Oct 092019
 
AMY STUDT
NEW ALBUM –
‘HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE’

LAUNCH SHOW – THE
VICTORIA, LONDON E8 – 9TH OCTOBER 2019

RELEASED – CROCODILE
LABORATORIES- OCTOBER 2019

To coincide with the release of her
new album, Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Amy Studt
will perform live at The Victoria in Dalston at a special album launch
party on Wednesday the 9th of October 2019.

Album Launch:
https://www.facebook.com/events/339245650321193/

‘Happiest
Girl In The Universe’, recorded with Hatcham Social’s Toby Kidd,
features eleven bold, intimate and heartfelt tracks including the
acclaimed singles ‘Sleepwalker’ and ‘I Was Jesus In Your
Veins’ together with the albums eponymous titled closer. Haunting
cinematic pop that recalls the drama of the late Scott Walker, the new
long player is a narrative diary of depression, hope and redemption
and is without doubt one of the most personal and innovative
collection of songs that is likely to surface this year.

“This is the work of an artist genuinely using their chosen
medium to explore and make sense of their life experience. There’s
certainly nothing glamorising suffering here”. Aural
Aggravation

Album Track Listing:
01. ‘ I Was Jesus In
Your Veins’
02. ‘Let The Music Play’
03. ‘
Sleepwalker’
04. ‘Overdose’
05. ‘The Water’
06.
‘One Is The Only Number’
07. ‘This Time’
08.
‘Different Coloured Pills’
09. ‘Violently With Love’
10.
‘Troubles Coming In’
11. ‘Happiest Girl In The
Universe’

With parents who are both accomplished classical
musicians, Amy Studt’s future as a performer was always inevitable
and from an really early age she was a proficient pop musician,
playing piano, oboe and guitar. A special talent, at a mere fourteen
years of age she was signed to Simon Fuller’s roster of artists and
then quickly picked up a deal with Polydor Records.

At sixteen
she released her first single, ‘Just a Little Girl’ which charted
at number 14 in the UK pop charts and reached number 1 on US radio
play. Her second single ‘Misfit’ reached number 6 and this was
soon followed by her debut album ‘False Smiles’ which went on to
sell 260,000 copies. Leaving Polydor in 2004 at the age of eighteen
years, Amy stayed out of the public eye for a while, but in 2006 it
was announced that she was working on a new album and she’d
re-signed to Simon Fuller’s new 19 Entertainment Indie label. A new
album ‘My Paper Made Men’ was released in 2008 and after a couple
of more singles and the album becoming a cult collectors item, Amy
again withdrew from the limelight to a cottage in the countryside.

Shying away from the spotlight and constant touring, she built her
own recording studio and spent time playing the odd low-key show and
writing and recording the songs that have eventually formed the
‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’ record. Returning with a darker
and more soulful sound, she is one of the most innovative artists
around and is creating some of the most beautifully and inspirational
music in the UK right now.

“Studt’s always had an
exceptional voice and she blows us away with her control and heartfelt
emotion with a pure raw vocal which sounds beyond beautiful”.
Celeb Mix

Website: http://www.amystudt.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/amystudtofficialmusic/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AmyJaneStudt

Crocodile
Records:
https://www.facebook.com/crocodileRCRDS
http://crocodilelaboratories.com/

Oct 092019
 
Now Up For Pre-Order: CLAVICVLA 
“Sepulchral Blessing” CD/LP (144th Cycle)
CLAVICVLA “Sepulchral Blessing” CD/LP (144th Cycle)Black Ambient at its finest. Italy’s Clavicvla channels the cosmic void, the source and finality of all things manifest. A true sonic force that reverberates through the core, allowing to escape one’s physical form and delve deep without, where logic and comprehensions are null… Diabolical black ambient/death industrial demon Claviclva returns with his blood-chilling sophomore LP “Sepulchral Blessing”, unravelling another forty minutes of tyrannical nightmare fuel that will leave the listener catatonic and agonising in horror. With “Sepulchral Blessing” this time Clavicvla constructs a sonic tomb of immense evocative force that inters the listener into a lucid nightmare and transports them straight into the kingdom of the dead, acting as an abominable sonic vessel to the underworld. Unbelievably repulsive, blood-chillingly horrific and unyieldingly evil, on this astonishing new work sole mastermind Ittiel has harnessed the quintessence of malignity and created a cinematic soundtrack to a ghastly decent into the underworld, where diabolical atmospheres drenched in the stench of death, nightmarish soundscapes, and monstrous drones and sub-bass frequencies are masterfully interwoven and manipulated to envelop, entrance, and entomb the listener into the nethermost pits of hell.CD Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel Digisleeve. 6 Tracks. Running Time 37:30 
UPC: 694536562622LP Edition of 300 copies on Black Vinyl with printed inner sleeve. 6 Tracks. Running Time 37:30 (Co-Released with Sentient Ruin) 
UPC:694536562660Releases November 1st 2019
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BLACK EARTH “Gnarled Ritual Of Self Annihilation” CD/LP (134th Cycle)Spanish ritualistic industrial sorcerers BLACK EARTH return with “Gnarled Ritual of Self Annihilation” – a sophomore full-length of unreal cinematic sonic disembodiment, conceived with the aim of turning the listener into a sacrificial centrepiece to a surreal ritual nightmare. Following in the steps of their debut LP “A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth” and of their followup mini-album “Diagrams of a Hidden Order”, on “Gnarled Ritual of Self Annihilation” Black Earth further refine and sharpen their horrific sonic blade, slicing through shadows and darkness with more skill and mastery than ever before to reveal a dimension beyond of incomprehensible ritual abandon. As they first weave and then slice and dissect their impenetrable veil, a sonic ritual of abject disfigurement begins to take shape before the listener, as the strokes and gashes of black metal, industrial, noise and ritual drone intersect erratically and hypnotically, painting an hallucinatory arabesque of absolute dread and deformity. As the album’s wicked spires envelops them like a fog of snakes, the listener finds themselves immersed into an hallucinating aural delirium of complete disembodiment and self-implosion, in which they feel simultaneously out of body and helplessly trapped and crushed within themselves at the same time.CD Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel Digisleeve. 7 Tracks. Running Time 45:04LP Edition of 200 copies on Black Vinyl, 100 copies on Clear & Black Splatter. 7 Tracks. Running Time 45:04 (Co-Released with Sentient Ruin)
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PETER BJÄRGÖ “Structures And Downfall” CD/LP (141st Cycle)After putting ARCANA to rest in the past year, Peter Bjärgö has now channelled his creative energy towards his solo works. On what is now his 4th full length solo album, we are granted a calm, thoughtful and at times somber aural voyage. Melodic atmospheric guitar work, lush string arrangements and slow, heavy percussive rhythms are present and elevated to new heights. Written and recorded while beholding a wintry landscape in his newly built studio ”Asham Room”, he’s created a perfect balance of complex structures through his distinctive sorrowful, yet hopeful songwriting.CD Edition of 500 copies in 6 panels Digipak. 8 Tracks. Running Time 39:28
Special Edition LP limited to 100 copies on Clear vinyl. 8 tracks. Running Time 39:28
Special Edition LP limited to 200 copies on Black vinyl. 8 Tracks. Running Time 39:28
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PETER BJÄRGÖ “A Wave Of Bitterness” CD (153rd Cycle)Reissue of the first solo album of Arcana Mastermind Peter Bjärgö from 2010. A singular Ambient album with a fine mixture of styles, taking some of Arcana’s latest foray into ethnic percussive and guitar driven arrangements to new heights. A very personal and profound album that laid the template for his future solo work. Remastered at Asham Room March 2019 by Peter Bjärgö.Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel Digipak with 8 page Booklet. 9 Tracks. Running Time 40:26
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PETER BJÄRGÖ “The Architecture Of Melancholy” CD (41st Cycle)Peter Bjärgö, the man behind the now legendary groups ARCANA and SOPHIA is back with his second solo album. On his first solo release “A wave of Bitterness”, we got a glimpse into the mind of a thoughtful person. Now this new release, “The Architecture Of Melancholy”, we are sent onto a journey to the darkest depths of Peter’s mind and thoughts. Melancholy was once a disease, a mental statement of chronic depression, we are now facing this illness again around the world and this album is a real journey with the melancholic mind. Titles like Bitteresque, Apathy and The Death Of Our Sun give us an idea of the aural voyage ahead. The delicate blend of soft guitars, engulfing dark ambient and the sheer power of Peter’s voice make this album a shining diamond among stones. Hope is all that is left…Repress of 300 copies in 8 panel Digipak. 7 Tracks. Running Time 40:30
Oct 082019
 

The first LP from Scorn since 2010’s Refuse; Start Fires, ​Cafe Mor ​is Mick Harris in his happy place. Which just happens to be in studio, demolishing all standards and rules for electronic bass music, and embodying the darkest, deepest sound in dub. ​Cafe Mor ​takes risks outside of the conventional Scorn apparatus, and with these risks come substantial rewards.

The album is comprised of powerful dub excursions, from the deep dark dank of the front two tracks Elephant and The Lower The Middle Our Bit, and gaining steam towards the ultraviolence of Mugwump Tea Room to Never Let It Be Said to the CRUSHING DEATH KICK of Who Are They Which One. A quick drive under the lights with a lasered out snare on Dulce, then we come across the appearance from ​Sleaford Mods ​frontman​, Jason Williamson,​ on the standout track on the LP, “Talk Whiff”. A cruise around the Midlands sighting the Broke Fridge and Tinder Surprise, with an instant classic refrain:

“Talk Whiff // I’m a busy person // I’ve had enough of it”
Cafe Mor culminates in the all-in-one dub affair SA70, letting rip all the new mixer and fx techniques of Harris’ most recent incarnation of Scorn. The album is the official soundtrack for all smoked out backroom deals, situations and arrangments, cancelling all small tours, and mongoose rhinocharging the bass to level 24.

All tracks Created and Mixed ​by MJ Harris in the Lad’s Old Room

Oct 082019
 
 Remastered and sounding better than ever, ‘Compiled 2.0 / 1981-84’ wraps up the most indispensible bits by Gudrun Gut and co’s all-female German post-punk unit Malaria! – effectively Berlin’s answer to The Slits or The Raincoats and one of the key Neue Deutsche Welle and post-punk units of the era. Gatefold sleeve with silver metallic spot colour, includes an instant download dropped to your account.
Staking a ground zero for Berlin post-punk, Malaria!’s music was a product of the West side of the city’s scuzzy aesthetics and progressive politics. Gathering the powers of co-founders Gudrun Gut and Bettina Koster, plus Christine Hahn, Manon P. Duursma and Susanne Kuhnke, Malaria! hit the ground running with their eponymous debut 12” and soon after a support slot for New Order at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, leading them to tour venues across the world and become one of Berlin’s most distinctive and influential bands.

This comp spans Malaria!’s vital early years when their sound emerged as a mix of driving punk that veered from No Wave and NDW to skronky, dubbed out disco-punk mutations. Notably including material recorded at Studio Christoph Franke, the legendary Berlin facility behind classics by Tangerine Dream, the results have withstood the test of time thanks to the band’s mix of direct, experimental yet disciplined rawness and studio magick.

From that debut 12” you’ll find the martial swagger and honk of ‘Kämpfen Und Siegen’, and the wilder patchwork dub collage of ‘Dabo’ recalling Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Gray from the same era. Also from 1981, ‘How Do You Like My New Dog?’ is a killer bit of electroid deathrock scuzz, while ‘Pernod’ feels out a jazzy sorta No Wave sound akin to James Chance and The Contortions, and the rudely discordant, nerve-jangle disco-not-disco jagz of ‘Zarah’, ‘Geh Dischen’ and the sly pop brilliance of ‘Your Turn To Run’ cement the NYC connection in recordings made at the city’s Sorcerer Sound.

https://www.anost.net/en/Products/Malaria-Compiled-2-0/