Maurizio Pustianaz

Jan 092018

Hello and Happy New Year!
Let’s kick it off with 1 new Medical and 2 new Transfusions for preorder!

MR-076 Lab Personnel “Recreation” LP
MRT-008 Émanton “Post Tenebras Lux” 12″
MRT-009 Celldöd “Kall Fusion” 12″

Here are the descriptions/links/covers:

MR-076 Lab Personnel “Recreation” LP  $18Lab Personnel is a very intriguing collaboration between a number of producers hailing from Croatia. Members include Zarkoff (member of Sumerian Fleet), Neon Lies, ikonal many more (total eight members). The tracks were recorded during Synth Lab 4 improvisational sessions in Pisak in 2017. The album is a dense and stormy affair overall with mesmerizing and dark synths. The styles presented drift between genres including acid techno, electro, EBM, and other hybrids. All instrumental, the LP is a brooding journey into diverse techno soundscapes with eight strong tracks that will not disappoint.

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MRT-008 Émanton “Post Tenebras Lux”  12″ $12

Émanton (Dann Abala) is an Argentinian producer, electronic musician and thereminist. After studying with synth maestro Ernesto Romeo, Dann began producing under Émanton and also has a experimental alias as Turvia. Here we have what Émanton perfectly describes as “hard esoteric/mystical/mega darkness sound”. Four dark and pounding tracks with leanings toward industrial influences and maintaining a consistently propulsive sound-design techno vibe.  Carefully crafted with a diverse spread of analog gear/synths and modular instruments. Absolutely prefect example of the Transfusions aesthetic.

Preorder HERE (comes with instant download)

MRT-009 Celldöd “Kall Fusion” 12″  $12

Celldöd is Swedish producer Anders Karlsson. Anders has been active in the music scene for some time working on different musical projects, always with a strong DIY ethic His Celldöd project has released several cassettes under his own label Brutal Disciplin and has also released records on Suction Records, Kess Kill and Femur Records as well as a collaboration with Varg (Vargdöd) on Opal Tapes. Hardware driven sound and finely sharpened EBM and techno crossover of the highest calibre. Four new cuts to destroy the darkest dance floors with a nod to the greats but clearly forward thinking. Relentless, bass-heavy and blown-out bangers. Fans of DAF and maybe 242 meets Silent Servant will be blown away.

Preorder HERE (comes with instant download)



Dec 052017
Newsflash: 5th December 2017
Tel: +44 (0) 1663 749491



OUT 23/01

Cold Spring are proud to announce “Kondole / Dead Cat” – a double CD and DVD collection, presented in a lavish 8-panel matt digipak with booklet. The RARE film features: DEREK JARMAN, ANDREW TIERNAN (‘The Pianist’, ‘300’, ‘The Bunker’, Derek Jarman’s ‘Edward II’) and GENESIS P-ORRIDGE.

CD1: features the complete, long version of ‘Dead Cat’.

“…what could be more beautiful that such a sustaining & chronic radical as Gen could have provided us all – in the form of KONDOLE – with a piece of truly necessary Everyday Listening?” (Julian Cope / Head Heritage).

CD2: contains 3 tracks: Thee First Part, ‘Thee Whale’ was recorded at Time Square Studios, Chiswick, London, on thee 23rd January 1988. It is thee soundtrack to an unmade 23 minute film called “Kondole (Thee Whale)”, by David Lewis and Andy Crabb. Thee Second Part, ‘Thee Shadow Creatures’ was recorded at Hyperdelic Studios, San Francisco on 23rd January, 1993. Thee Third Part, ‘Dead Cat’ was recorded at Time Square Studios, Chiswick, London, on thee 23rd January 1989. It is thee soundtrack to the film “Dead Cat” by David Lewis.

DVD: The film ‘Dead Cat’ was released in 1989, and shown only at a handful of cinemas that year, including once at the infamous Scala Cinema in London. It was never issued on general release and has only recently been uncovered by David Lewis (writer & director). We present the full film, re-authored from the original source. The film itself features unique starring roles from cult film director DEREK JARMAN, ANDREW TIERNAN (‘The Pianist’, ‘300’, ‘The Bunker’, Derek Jarman’s ‘Edward II’) and GENESIS P-ORRIDGE (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle). The film features the music of Psychic TV, included here on CD1, in its complete form.

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King Ov Hell (Gorgoroth, Sahg, God Seed) and Kvitrafn (aka Einar Selvik of Wardruna, Skuggsjá, Gorgoroth) teamed up and formed Jotunspor (“tracks/traces of giants”).

Musically, “Gleipnirs Smeder” binds grim and primitive black metal together with elements of noisy dark-ambient, while the concept of Jotunspor is strongly founded in the old Norse cults and beliefs. “Glepnirs Smeder”, or the The Forgers of Gleipnir, explores some of the incidents surrounding the creation of the world and Ragnarok – the ultimate doom / transformation. The chain Gleipnir, its forgers from the depths of Svartalvheim and Fenris – the chained jotun-wolf are some of the most important themes on the album, on which the lyrics are sung in Norwegian and Old Norse tongue.

Produced and engineered in Norway by Kvitrafn, the album was originally released in 2006 by our sub-division Satanas Rex. Digipak.

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On his second album, Colossloth continues his esoteric sonic crusade of volatile yet absorbing audio textures. Cold electronica, with swathes of rhythmic power noise and industrial harshness, tempered with penetrating song structures.

Eleven tracks of austere, reflective and exploratory electronics for journeys made into the hidden realms underpinning daily life, spanning the bridge between gnosis and praxis. The dissonance of opposites falling into elemental synthesis with a sound and approach influenced from the past, present and future, letting us remain anachronistic yet temporal voyeurs in the abyss evoked forth.


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COLOSSLOTH – ‘Heathen Needles’ CD (CSR235CD)
COLOSSLOTH – ‘Outstretch Your Hand For The Impress Of Truth’ CD CSR214CD)



Pan Sonic, arranged and edited by Barry Adamson, with an additional re-arrangement by The Hafler Trio. Here, Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic is performed by the Hljomeyki choir and Pan Sonic. “…a blend of an Icelandic choir performing Barry’s (treated) microtonal, urgent score is slowly infiltrated, first with an electronic breath and then by well-rounded bass that evolves into a satisfactory crescendo before the scary humhum returns… highly successful” (Vital Weekly).

The Hafler Trio’s wonderful extended reworking “weaves strong drones together before levelling them to start anew. At times it sounds eerily like the soundtrack to “the monolith” from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, but the intermittent digital crackles and processing bring the listener forcefully up to the present tense. If you are interested in abstract and experimental electronic music, the Hafler Trio deliver a solid remix”.

35 minutes. Originally released on CD by Icelandic label Kitchen Motors in 2001, now released on vinyl for the first time by Cold Spring.

Produced by Barry Adamson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and Pan Sonic. The cover art features Icelandic electronic composer Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson having a brain scan performed while listening to this disc.

180g vinyl with matt card sleeve. Comes with download card.

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The triumphant reawakening of San Francisco’s masters of behemoth ritualistic darkness…

Within “Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside”, bone, antler and voice produce connective threads between the worlds, as guitar and percussion punctuate shifts in mood. Voices call to the spirits, and the spirits call back in return. Recorded in 2016 during four private, collective only rituals, the pieces pull the listener through the darkest and most overgrown trails of the blackest forest. Monumental and horizonless ritualistic black ambience. Vocal visitations by A.C. Way of Sutekh Hexen.

Spot-varnished digipak.

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COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER – ‘Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside’ CD (CSR243CD)



A gathering of majestic, heavy, dark ambient, ritual, drone and noise music from Iran. Highly original and monolithic, with stunning production, Visions Of Darkness stands shoulder to shoulder with the giants of the Dark Ambient scene.

In a country where youth culture has been heavily restricted for so long, it’s significant when a cultural form such as this has an opportunity to reach a wider audience – aided by the abstract nature of dark ambient, drone and noise. In comparison, the dance music scene has a harder time taking root in Iran due to the illegality of men and women dancing in public together. However, the growth of the experimental electronic scene is going to be about more than a mere novelty reaction to a political paradigm shift. The darkness here is a consequence of the mood of the artists – darker after the country was put on a black list and more restrictions were applied to many things, including monetary transactions to and from Iran. As a consequence, Iranian artists have a great difficulty getting the resources to better develop their projects. Despite this, the enthusiasm and will for Iranian musicians to promote their music shines through.

Artists: Ali Phi, Alphaxone, Anunnaki Signal, Crows In The Rain, Downtown Of HongKong, DSM, Hossein RangChi, idft, Limen, Mehdi Behbudi & Vahide Sistaani, Narcissa Kasrai, Nojan, Nyctalllz, Poo Yar, Reza Solatipour, Rhonchus, Saint Abdullah, Soheil Soheili, S.S.M.P., Xerxes The Dark, XSIX.

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TREPANERINGSRITUALEN ‘Perfection & Permanence‘ LP (CSR198LP) £16

PENNY RIMBAUD’S KERNSCHMELZE II ‘Cantata For Improvised Voice‘ CD (CSR239CD) £10

KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI ‘Kosmogonia‘ CD (CSR238CD) £10.50

Trepaneringsritualen explores themes of religion, magick and the hidden realms of consciousness, taking its musical cues from the old school of ritual ambient & death industrial. Rhythmic and seething at times, and oozing forward with a creeping sense of desolation at others, Trepaneringsritualen conjures forth bleak but mesmerizing visions of the end-times.
A conversation with angels, in archaic tongues. Ceaseless, blood-churning, terrible; an incoherent accusation by the mirror image, he who’s blood was shed to atone another man’s sins. Without bloodshed there can be no salvation. L “…a perversely satisfying experience… Ekelund has created that most chimeric of beasts: an accessible, even what some might say commercial, noise album.” Ltd x 500 copies on blood red vinyl
Kernschmelze: ‘the dying gasps of the Age of Enlightenment’. ‘Kernschmelze II’ is a cantata for voices, in this case the voice of CRASS songstress EVE LIBERTINE, processed by CHARLES WEBBER to almost choral proportions. Working on Kernschmelze II alongside Eve Libertine, PENNY RIMBAUD has been able to produce a classic album on a par with their ‘Acts of Love’ of 1984 (Crass Records). Libertine’s sparse, vulnerable poetics counter the almost Wagnerian scale of the work, challenging preconceptions of what music should be and making strong suggestions as to what it might yet become. Extreme electronics sourced solely from vocal sounds to create noise music of an intense and highly demanding nature. Ecopak with artwork by GEE VAUCHER.
Unnerving, intense, bloodcurdling, sinister, dramatic – the music of “Kosmogonia” features Penderecki’s famous, unorthodox instrumental techniques, and some of the darkest music ever composed. Hailed by The Guardian as “Poland’s greatest living composer”, Penderecki is the maestro behind the disturbing music on The Shining, The Shining, The Exorcist, Children Of Men, The People Under The Stairs, Shutter Island, Wild At Heart, and recently featured on the Twin Peaks reboot. Cold Spring are honoured to present this masterpiece in digital format for the first time since the 1974 vinyl release. Sympathetically remastered for CD by Denis Blackham and Martin Bowes. 6-panel digipak.
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‘Strange City’
LP Green
(CSR229LP) £16
(CSR237CD) £10.50
(CSR231LP) £14
(CSR236CD) £10.50
Rare and unreleased tracks from the SUN RA archive to be remixed and treated by Masami Akita. The tracks incorporate the jazz power of SUN RA, carried into brutal excess by the legendary Japanese artist, MERZBOW. This release is available in two distinct editions: 180gm green vinyl with download code (Ltd x 300) – and a matt laminated digipak CD. Please note that both formats have completely different music! Free release stickers when purchased directly from Cold Spring!
“Governance” continues KHOST’s immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance. With demoralizing vocal terror, hypnotic nightmarescapes, frost-encrusted tones, and horrifying rhythms, Governance devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion. Features guest appearances from Eugene Robinson (OXBOW), and Jo Quail, and includes a remix of the track ‘Coven’ by Tel Aviv artist Adrian Stainburner. 6-panel digipak.
“Mine” is the second release for the Italian artist Alice Kundalini with her solo project She Spread Sorrow. Between the dark rooms of an abandoned college, where whispers and obscene thoughts mingle, where little bells and distortions come together, the inner voices are fleeing to the rules of harmony to awaken a darker sound, hidden and deprived, of those who have something to hide. Ritual deathscapes, obscure Death Industrial, sinful Power Electronics. Ltd x 300 copies with download code.
Following the unrestrained act of aggression that was 2014’s “Altamont Rising”, Swedish Death Industrial act SHIFT returns to more personal and ethereal domains on “Abandon”. Created over a ten year period from a huge cache of sources, boiled down to four tracks of unyielding slow moving heaviness. Abandon features several guest appearances and is SHIFT’s most complex recording to date. Spot-varnished digipak.
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Nov 202017

Autumn releases wave 1, Fleck ESC live set & Nexus 23 guest mix

UK producer Nexus 23 is back for his second sortie on Bass Agenda Recordings. 23 Theory, in short, is audio anarchy at its finest – giving the finger to convention and trends. Four tracks of fast and furious broken beats, wonky basslines and a hefty dose of punk attitude making it refreshingly hard to pigeon hole the sound. This won’t be one for those who stick to conventions, but for the adventurous – it’s dynamite. Check it here.
Also, check his blazing guest mix from this weekend’s episode of Bass Agenda here.
Greek weaver of darkness Noamm is back 18 months since his ‘Entering Darkness’ album on Bass Agenda Recordings In the case of some artists they might use 18 months mellowing out or exploring their sensitive side maybe. In the case of Noamm though – his music has become even darker, more raw, and more aggressive.

Each track spits itself at you with purpose; blending the tortured soul of a human-machine hybrid with a glimpse of an unpleasant future dripping with sweat and venom. Ride the Black Waves – if you think you can handle it. Dark Electro done right. Check it here.

Transhumanism 2 is OUT NOW on Vinyl and Digital formats!
Following on from the success of the first Transhumanism compilation (inspired when the four artists met for the first time at Dave Clarke’s first Whip It event in Amsterdam) the Dutch boys are back with a vengeance. Boosted by the support of the likes of UMEK, UMWELT, Maceo Plex, Dave Clarke and Helena Hauff these four artists (w1b0, RXmode, Slaves of Sinus & TFHats) have dialed everything up a notch with four new tracks. Check it here (less than 20 copies of the vinyl left on Bandcamp!)
FLECK ESC’s ‘Citizen Cage ‘ album is now available digitally!

Each of the eleven stops on the journey creates a snapshot of the city; a series of parts making up a whole. As a passenger on this ride in the middle of the night you will witness beauty, urban struggle, waste, fun, beauty, violence, spirit, darkness and everything from the mysterious and spiritual to the mechanical and functional. As the title suggests there is a question underlying this – are you trapped? Do you belong here? Do you want to be here? Whatever the answer, these are 11 views through the eyes of one modern citizen – Citizen Cage. Check it here.
Also check out Fleck ESC’s live set for Whip It! at ADE this year here.

Don’t forget to catch up on 2017’s episodes of the Bass Agenda Radio Show with Dez Williams, Juan Atkins, John Selway, DJ Overdose, Larry McCormick, ADULT., Kretz, Billy Nasty, w1b0, TFHats, Slaves of Sinus, RXmode, Andreu A. Nonimo, Volsoc and Kurt Uenala…


Nov 162017

Anni Hogan of Willing Sinners, La Magia and Marc & The Mambas fame, has a new album ready titled “Lost in Blue”.

‘Lost in Blue’ is a musical odyssey, says Anni. Her blueness began with seeing Derek Jarman’s BLUE at IMAX in 2014 that helped ignite a big surge in her creativity plus she was listening to a lot of Miles Davis and Chet Baker. But the big picture painted was the world in an increasing cyclone of turmoil fired her deep sense of feeling lost or stuck in it. She wanted to explore feelings of loss and lost whether emotional, physical, environmental, creative or cultural … and gather a little understanding and hope along the way…
She wrote a collection of songs, piano pieces with some additional arrangements and then guided by her producer Dave Ball (with production partner and sound engineer Rick Mulhall) the album adventure exploded from there. Musically “Lost in Blue” is an organic avant-garde jazz influenced largely acoustic album, piano driven with strings, vibes, glocks, marimbas, melodica, zither, recorder, trumpet, sax, harp, blues harp, bass guitar, double bass and occasional synths as the album’s instruments, Dave Ball and Rick Mulhall providing a jazz infused John Barry-esque production allowing the songs to sit in their own unique individuality whilst being part of a bigger ‘blue milieu’ sonic grounding for the album as a whole. Although many of the songs relay loss, pain and confusion, a feature of the album is the ‘end section’ technique on most of the songs which signifies light out of darkness offering hope to the listener’.
John Fiddler from Medicine Head, Gavin Friday, Wolfgang Flur, Kid Congo Powers, Celine Hispiche, Scarlet West and Richard Strange feature amongst a fascinating talented cast.
New York digital artist David Thorn has designed a series of postcards for each song
News about the release date will follow.

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Nov 142017

B e e s 
(Luce Sia, 042)
Released on black C40,
limited to 60 numbered copies
with download code.

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“After a split cassette in 1997, «Bees» is in fact the first collaboration ever between the two historical Italian experimenters Deison and Devis G.*
Deison and Devis worked meticulously, but in an instictive and natural way to this project, inspired by the natural order of things, by bringing piece after piece sounds, texts and rhythms, gathering them together to build a complex structure, like bees do.” Luce Sia

*solo project of Devis “deviLs” Granziera of Teatro Satanico, Lvnvs,..

File under: Experimental, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Abstract, Drone

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“Degrade (lower level)”  is an unreleased track featuring on the series
[ SPECTRAL SIGNS _ 07 ] released by GHOST CITY COLLECTIVE, an audio-visual collective born in 2015 that pushes underground-self-produced stuff…obscure, lo-fi and experimental sounds!
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DEISON / MINGLE – Tiliaventum BOX CD
(Loud!, Final Muzik)
DEISON / MINGLE – Innersurface CD
DEISON – Any Time Now CDr
(Loud!/Many Feet Under)
DEISON / FAVARON – Nearly Invisible CD
DEISON / UGGERI – In The Other House LP,CDr (Loud!, Final Muzik, Oak,Obr)
DEISON / MINGLE – Weak Life CD (Aagoo)
DEISON / MINGLE – Everything Collapse(d) CD/LP (Aagoo)
ANATOMY – Hypomaniac Larvae CDr (Loud!)
Thanx for your attention,