Maurizio Pustianaz

Mar 032019
 
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 THE NENT
“Vulner” CD/LP (136th Cycle) 
We welcome Berlin based Italian Vince Gagliardi and his audiovisual project The Nent, who’s dream-like aesthetic is rooted in a passion for broken ambient textures, eerie field recordings and poignant percussive elements. His debut album “Vulner“ (mastered at Dadub Studio) offers 3 long progressions with explosive culminations. Mostly composed with field recordings and samples collected over the last sixteen years, all with a deep personal meaning. All tracks are interconnected and draw a path from innocence, to greed up to the inevitable extinguishment over time. The title “Vulner“ defines a feeling of compassion to this cycle humans are vulnerably exposed to. His praised live performances infuse dark ritual rhythms and surreal visual imagery, constantly challenging abstract connections in the perceiver’s mind. CD Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel in matt laminated digisleeve. 3 Tracks.
Running Time 25:42 
LP Edition of 300 copies with matt laminated 3mm sleeve, black inner sleeve.
3 Tracks.
Running Time 25:42  
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Mar 032019
 
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A STRANGENESS IN MOTION: EARLY POP RECORDINGS 1989-1999
OUT APRIL 26 ON DAIS RECORDS
LISTEN TO “THE MELTING HOUR” HERE
As a visual artist and ambient composer, Tor Lundvall’s work often re-contextualizes the familiarity of everyday life through abstraction and space. Starting with the snapshot of a moment, Lundvall extracts its underlying complexity of the seemingly mundane and gives sleeping suggestion a presence and purpose. Mainly working sans vocals, Lundvall returned to voice exploration for 2018’s A Dark Place, a somber, dark synth album that merged his mastery of textural ambience with traditional pop structures.

Rescued from old DAT tapes A Strangeness In Motion: Early Pop Recordings 1989-1999 are some of Lundvall’s earliest completed synth pop works which have remained unreleased until now.

“For years I dismissed these songs as naive and youthful relics, but I’ve grown much fonder of them in recent years along with the memories they evoke,” he says of the decade spanning collection of tracks, many of which were sketched out in his duo with Drew Sullivan, After The Outing. “Original One”, “Procession Day”, “The Clearing”, and “The Melting Hour” are present here as solo reworkings, originally culled from his sessions with Sullivan.

The remaining songs were ideas originally considered for Passing Through Alone (1997) and its proposed follow up, provisionally and playfully titled Femalamania. “The title was summing up my girl problems at the time and also a silly word spin on Robyn Hitchcock’s Fegmania!” he says. “Sadly, the project was abandoned—a rare decision for me and perhaps the only time I’ve scrapped an album entirely.”

Though Lundvall’s work throughout the collection has the recognizable ambient bones and sensibilities he has refined throughout his career, many of the tracks call back to the synth-driven pop of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, The Human League and New Order, with the common thread being the sparse density and mood created by reservation and the lonely impulse to twist convention, not to rip it up and repurpose it. Rather than 10 disparate ideas, Lundvall’s curation of A Strangeness In Motion: Early Pop Recordings 1989-1999 feels like excerpts from a broader work, allowing the listener to fill in the holes and ladder up to his larger themes and concepts, perhaps coloring his prior works in new hues and tones.

 Listen: Tor Lundvall – ‘The Melting Hour’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGVEc6g5Ouw
Pre-Order: Tor Lundvall – A Strangeness In Motion: Early Pop Recordings 1989-1999
https://www.daisrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/tor-lundvall-a-strangeness-in-motion-early-pop-recordings-1989-1999




Tor Lundvall
A Strangeness In Motion: Early Pop Recordings 1989-1999
Dais Records
April 26, 2019

1. Original One
2. Procession Day
3. The Clearing
4. The Melting Hour
5. Flight
6. Watched
7. Hidden
8. The Night Watch
9. Lessons That Kill
10. August Rain
Feb 212019
 
Dabrye’s Three/Three Instrumentals out Feb 22
Listen to “Nova” Here
“Instead of bowing to current trends, Dabrye burrows further into gritty ’90s boom-bap and proto-electronic influences, weaving internationally-sourced samples into his intricately layered compositions.” – Pitchfork

In 2018, Ann Arbor’s Tadd Mullinix made his long-awaited return with Three/Three, a razor-sharp rap album that brought to completion a prophetic trilogy. But any Dabryefan knows it’s not over until we get the instrumentals. As was offered after Two/Three, Ghostly International now extends Three/Three Instrumentals, a collection of Mullinix’s productions sans MCs. Loose, incisive, detail-driven, his trademark beat technique stands strongly on its own, traversing American and British dance music, Jamaican sound clash energy, jazz/funk/soul sampledelia and beyond. It’s a sonic wildstyle that’s appealed to both hip-hop heads and IDM nerds for nearly 20 years.

Stream “Nova” on SoundCloud

Digital release is out Friday on Ghostly International.

 
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Feb 212019
 

Cold Spring presents:

– THE NEW BLOCKADERS –

**PRE-ORDER** THE NEW BLOCKADERS - 'Live At Sonic City' CD & DVD (CSR261CD)
THE NEW BLOCKADERS
LIVE AT SONIC CITY‘ CD & DVD
(CSR261CD)
   
Live At Sonic City includes an audio / visual document of TNB’s last ever live performance which took place at the Thurston Moore-curated Sonic City festival in Kortrijk, Belgium in 2017. 

Fans of Noise music will need no introduction to the work of TNB. Ron Lessard, of legendary US Noise label RRRecords, once stated, “I’d give the nod to TNB as being the first truly devoted Noise artists”. TNB served as a major influence on legendary Noise pioneers such as Merzbow and their influence on the current crop of popular crossover Noise artists such as Wolf Eyes is immeasurable. 

TNB’s performance at Sonic City can best be described as a noise symphony: metal-bashing and grinding, hammering, eviscerating microphone feedback, torrents of glorious mangle and harsh electronics all skilfully blended with a collage of manifold sounds and dynamics. Far from being a typical Noise show, TNB’s performance (if it can be described as such) contained elements of absurdist theatre and performance art, although I’m sure TNB would be loathe to be described as such. A magnificent display of The Art Of Noise, TNB as defiant as ever in their total rejection of everything. 

“For optimal enjoyment we recommend that this DVD be viewed with no sound”. 

CD and DVD in 6-panel digipak.
Barcode: 0641871745180

OUT: 11th MARCH 2019 

Order links for customers can be found at the release page
Track listing:

CD: 1. Live At Sonic City (40:01)
DVD: Live At Sonic City

THE NEW BLOCKADERS
Jan 122019
 
JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH ANNOUNCE
AN ATTEMPT TO DRAW ASIDE THE VEIL
THEIR SECOND COLLABORATIVE LP FOR SACRED BONES RECORDS
OUT FEBRUARY 8, 2019
LISTEN 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 New York City and quickly struck up a friendship. Van Wissem contributed to the soundtrack for Jarmusch’s 2013 movie Only Lovers Left Alive, and the two have collaborated on three previous studio albums — ApokatastasisConcerning the Entrance Into Eternity, and The Mystery of HeavenAn Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil is their second release as a duo for Sacred Bones Records, following The Mystery of Heaven, and its narrative picks up where that album left off.Like The Mystery of HeavenAn Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil delves into the theology of William Blakeand Emanuel Swedenborg, this time also exploring the work of Russian occultist and philosopher Helena Blavatsky. The album is mostly instrumental, so the dialogue between the esoteric thinkers who inspired it and Van Wissem and Jarmusch is expressed primarily in the song titles — fittingly arcane phrases like “Concerning the White Horse,” “The Two Paths,” “When the Sun Rises Do You Not See A Round Disc of Fire.”Musically, the album finds much of its power in minimalism. Van Wissem’s lute traces the outlines of subdued electronics and ominous guitar drones laid down by Jarmusch. It’s a subtle album, and repeat listens reveal vast depths in its dark corners. Above all, it’s an album that sees two formidable collaborators complement each other brilliantly.An Attempt To Draw Aside The Veil is another adventure with Jozef into the realm of vibrating strings and the dreamlike musical textures of darkness and light,” Jarmusch said of the album.“It was a real pleasure to collaborate with Jozef once again.”
Listen: Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch  – “Concerning The White Horse”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7oDONy8QXM&feature=youtu.be Pre-Order: Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch – An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil
https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr218-jozef-van-wissem-jim-jarmusch-an-attempt-to-draw-aside-the-veilBandcamp: Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch – An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil
https://jozefandjim.bandcamp.com/album/an-attempt-to-draw-aside-the-veil



   Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch
An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil
Sacred Bones Records
February 8, 2019
LP / CD / Digital


1. Concerning the White Horse
2. Dark Matter
3. The Unclouded Day
4. The Two Paths
5. Lost Continent
6. Final Initiation
7. When the Sun Rises Do You Not See a Round Disc of Fire