Maurizio Pustianaz

May 252018
 
 

www.coldspring.co.uk
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COLD SPRING RELEASES
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C.3.3. ‘BALLAD OF READING GAOL – THE CACOPHONIETTA‘ CD (CSR255CD) £9

OUT 15/06

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C.3.3. is a personal project from Paul Jamrozy, co-founder of original industrial agitators TEST DEPT.. The work is inspired by the real life experience of Her Majesty’s Prison Reading. Tracing the history of the location through to the present current political and social situation, evoking the harsh realities of Victorian and modern day Britain. Reminiscent of the finest mid-era TEST DEPT., such as “Gododdin” or “Pax Britannica”, with heavy percussion, strings, and strident vocals. The title C.3.3. is drawn from the cell number where the literary figure Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Gaol under gross indecency charges. C.3.3. was the pseudonym used for the publication “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”, a poem based on the execution of a fellow inmate. This sonic rendition draws upon the writings of Wilde’s poem and the horrors of prison life for a condemned man, as a metaphor for the universal predicament of all humankind.

Remastered with 2 bonus tracks, featuring TEST DEPT. and presented in a 6-panel digipak.

TUNNELS OF AH ‘CHARNEL TRANSMISSIONS‘ CD (CSR256CD) £9

OUT 08/06

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‘Charnel Transmissions’ is the fourth TUNNELS OF AH release and once more the TOAH sound is taken into ever more oblique regions. Inspired by the ‘chime and gong stations’ recordings of the Cold War era, ‘Charnel Transmissions’ sets out to evoke rather than recreate the alienated spirit(s) of those recordings. With the ritual percussion of Francis P. weaving throughout the album alongside cracked electronics, ‘Charnel Transmissions’ is a disquieting spiral into an ashen world of ‘mythostatic psychopomp’ where this world is transformed into a charnel ground of gods, ghosts and jackals. Crumbling drones, splintered bursts of noise and buried voices make ‘Charnel Transmissions’ unconventional and non-linear, much like those charnel dwellers who seek out the lowest to attain the highest. For lovers of ceremonial sounds and dark places. Digipak.
TUNNELS OF AH ‘COMBO #1‘ 4 x CD £30
TUNNELS OF AH ‘COMBO #2‘ 4 x CD + T-SHIRT £40
NYTT LAND ‘ODAL‘ T-Shirt
(CSR249TS) £15

OUT 025/05
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>> ORDER SPECIAL ‘ODAL’ CD + T-SHIRT COMBO! <<
Shirt to celebrate Nytt Land’s latest album “Odal”. Highest quality black shirt with white front print featuring the album cover, and back print featuring the Elder Futhark Odal rune.
COLOSSLOTH ‘YETZA HARA
T-Shirt (CSR258TS) £13

OUT 025/05

Brand new shirt for Colossloth, exclusively designed by Stuart Graham. Highest quality grey shirt with black front print.
MZ. 412 ‘ULVENS BRODER‘ 10″ (CSR248EP) £16

OUT 01/06

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The resurrection of the originators of Black Industrial.

NORDVARGR DRAKH ULVTHARM

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of MZ. 412. The long-awaited new album ‘Svartmyrkr’ has been born and will be released later this year on CD and double vinyl. But first, ULVENS BRODER. The limited edition 10″ ‘Ulvens Broder’ is taken and adapted from the forthcoming album and features a very special B-side with Tomas from Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio. 412 x white vinyl – 412 x red vinyl – 412 x black vinyl. IIII I II. Enki be proud!

MAYUKO HINO ‘LUNISOLAR‘ CD (CSR245CD) £11

OUT NOW!

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Lunisolar’ is the second solo album from the ‘Queen Of Japanese Noise’, Mayuko Hino. ‘Faintainhead’ unleashes swathes of densely layered noise, undulating in intensity and ferocity. Although claustrophobic throughout, there are moments of gentle metallic percussion, punctuating the raging vibrations beneath. ‘Astral Travelling’ offers no such relief, featuring unrelenting, piercing electronics throughout until the final few minutes of psychedelic comedown. In addition to self-made instruments, Hino plays noise with her six-theremin oscillators (in bright pink) – the one and only in the world, specially made by Ryo Araishi (a.k.a. ichion). Prolific as a live performer, Hino is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control Center) in 1990, together with Hiroshi Hasegawa, Fumio Kosakai and Ryuichi Nagakubo. In its early phase, the band grabbed attention by combining noise music with Hino’s sadomasochism performance using bondage ropes and dripping candle wax. She has since been a member of Mne-Mic, DFH-M3, and Transparentz. Digipak.
SONOLOGYST ‘SILENCERS‘ CD (CSR253CD) £11

OUT NOW!

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Eerie drones, oscillations from the ether, distorted dark matter, signals from other dimensions… The music of Sonologyst fluctuates between scientific sonic documentaries and psychedelic abstraction, illuminated by early experimentation of the 50’s and 60’s, as well as future possibilities of the electronic and electro-acoustic. “Silencers (The Conspiracy Theory Dossiers)” is inspired by the testimonies of those who have had contact with the so-called “Silencers” or “Men in Black”. Federal agents? Aliens? International conspirators? Sonologyst makes a documentary in music, including spy tech, declassified documents, official recordings, control techs, secreted scientific information, CIA Deep Black Programs, NASA classified tapes, Secret societies and breakaway civilization hypotheses. Recommended for those who follow the nebulous paths of Inade, Schloss Tegal, Bad Sector, Lustmord. Presented in a digipak with booklet.
NYTT LAND ‘OĐAL‘ CD (CSR249CD) £11

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Siberian band NYTT LAND presents its new epic musical canvas. Working with the same unchanging 4 band-members, the musicians continue to revive the true magical sound of the Ancient North. OĐAL… HERITAGE… PATH TO THE ROOTS… Ođal is inspired by the traditional music of the indigenous peoples of Siberia, the Old Icelandic epic and the atmosphere of classic Norwegian black metal. This time the album was recorded without using samples; all parts of the instruments were performed live. All songs were recorded and mixed in one of the technical quality best Russian studios, “Radio Sibir”, which strongly affected the sound quality. All the sounds of nature were recorded in western Siberia and northern Norway. For the first time the 4-year-old son of Natalia and Anatoly, Yuri Pakhalenko, took part. By this they emphasise the concept of the album – heritage. As in the previous album, Fimbulvinter (CSR234CD), Ođal features the traditional Siberian overtone singing technique “kargyraa”, but the overtone singing by vocalist Natalia Pakhalenko gives a special character to the sound. This is very unique, since this technique is a almost exclusively a male singing practice due to its physicality. So, it’s time to start the path to the roots… Presented in a 6-panel digipak.
SHE SPREAD SORROW ‘MIDORI‘ CD (CSR251CD) £11

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Midori is the third album by Italian artist She Spread Sorrow (Alice Kudalini). Midori tells a story, the escape from a harsh reality that becomes an echo of nightmares and visions, a house that is the scene of fear and anguish, a soul that is lost in pain to an epilogue of death and purification. The gloomy, intense, dreamlike sound, sometimes distorted, sometimes angelic is the soundtrack of a dramatic story, but also of relief. Duplicity is the key to this work. Death industrial with female vocals and ambient moments, more dilated, with sounds that also refer to a ritualistic horizon. Presented in a 6-panel digipak.
NDE ‘UNITED‘ CD (CSR247CD) £10

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Praise my fame, my violent heart. “United (Through Iron And Blood)” is NDE’s third album and sees a return to the harsher sounds of their debut, “Krieg Blut Ehre Asche”. Deranged Black Metal vocals over uncompromising, blood-soaked death industrial, rhythmic power noise, and claustrophobic power electronics. “United” is NDE’s strongest ‘song-based’ album to date, with assured harsh dancefloor fillers. “Sons of truth gather now, colour your hands with their blood…”. For devotees of Trepaneringsritualen, Consumer Electronics, Propergol, Navicon Torture Technologies, Genocide Organ….
CORRUPTED ‘FELICIFIC ALGORITHIM‘ 12″ (CSR240LP) £17

Corrupted is a mysterious Japanese doom metal band, formed in 1994. Immensely downtuned guitar and crushingly slow bass are shrouded under deep layers of feedback. They are rightly hailed as one of the heaviest and darkest doom metal bands of all time. “Humankind’s folly it its continuing idiocy. This is the beginning of the “Hollow” series. The schoolyard of the school was buried in the mountains of radioactive contaminated rubble. We cannot hear children’s voices from anywhere. I hear it is the world of sound of only footsteps and the warning sound of the Geiger counter…” (Chew Hasegawa). This record isn’t your standard doom fare. The title-less tracks are to be played at either standard vinyl speed. Therefore (and at the band’s request), no samples or download code. The limited 12″ is accompanied by a foldout poster.
PSYCHIC TV ‘KONDOLE / DEAD CAT‘ 2CD + DVD (CSR246CD) £23

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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.

JOTUNSPOR ‘GLEIPNIRS SMEDER‘ CD (CSR244CD) £10.50

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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.
COLOSSLOTH ‘HEATHEN NEEDLES‘ CD (CSR235CD) £10.50

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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. Digipak.
BARRY ADAMSON + PAN SONIC + THE HAFLER TRIO ‘THE HYMN OF THE 7th ILLUSION‘ 12″ (CSR241LP) £16

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Pan Sonic, arranged and edited by Barry Adamson (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Magazine), 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 leveling them to start anew. At times it sounds eerily like the soundtrack to “the monolith” from Stanely 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.
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER SHRINES FOR THE UNWANTED, RESPITE FOR THE CAST ASIDE‘ CD (CSR243CD) £10.50

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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. Common Eider, King Eider is headed by Rob Fisk (ex-Deerhoof), Andee Connors (A Minor Forest, legendary aQuarius boss). Spot-varnished digipak.

COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER COMBO!

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COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER – ‘Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside’ CD (CSR243CD)
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER – ‘Extinction’ CD CSR219CD)

VARIOUS ARTISTS VISIONS OF DARKNESS (IN IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC)‘ 2 X CD (CSR242CD) £12

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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.
ALL AVAILABLE COLD SPRING TITLES
COLD SPRING ARTISTS – LIVE DATES
25 MAY 18 26 MAY 18 26 MAY 18 26 MAY 18
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Het Bos, Antwerp (BE) – with Author & Punisher
KHOST
The Mulberry Bar, Sheffield – with Oak, Gandalf The Green
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL) – with Author & Punisher, Sumac, Hey Colossus
NYTT LAND
Mayan Tree, Svargas (RU)
27 MAY 18 28 MAY 18 29 MAY 18 30 MAY 18
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Occii, Amsterdam (NL) – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Electrowerkz, London – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN / KHOST
Rebellion, Manchester – with Author & Punisher
31 MAY 18 31 MAY 18 1 JUN 18 2 JUN 18
COLOSSLOTH
Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham – with Cavina, Antilife
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Magasin 4, Brussels (BE) – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Temple, Athens (GR) – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Joy, Moscow (RU) – with Author & Punisher
3 JUN 18 5 JUN 18 6 JUN 18 7 JUN 18
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Heart, St Petersburg (RU) – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Tabacka Kulturfabrik, Kosice (SK) – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
D.K. Luksus, Wroclaw (PL) – with Author & Punisher
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Klub Hydrozagadka, Warsaw (PL) – with Author & Punisher, Rites Of Fall
8 JUN 18 9 JUN 18 9 JUN 18 12 JUN 18
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Protokultura, Gdansk (PL) – with Author & Punisher, Bisclaveret
SKULLFLOWER
Rammel Club, Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham – with Judith Hamann
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
LAS, Poznan (PL) – with Author & Punisher
TROUM
Cafe Central, Brussels (BE)
14 JUN 18 22 JUN 18 23 JUN 18 24 JUN 18
TROUM
Instants Chavirés, Paris (FR)
COLOSSLOTH
Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham – with FRET (Mick Harris)
MERZBOW
Dark Mofo Fest, Tasmania (AU) – with William Basinski, The Haxan Cloak
NYTT LAND
Midsommar, Arhipovka (RU)
25-30 JUN 18 5 JUL 18 12-15 JUL 18 15 JUL 18
NYTT LAND
The Call Of 13 Shamans, Tuva (RU)
MERZBOW
Roskilde Festival, Roskilde (DK) – with Boris
NYTT LAND
Castle Party 2018, Bolków (PL) – with Mortiis, Project Pitchfork, Faun, Apoptygma Berzerk
NYTT LAND
Club Vagon, Prague (CZ)
20-22 JUL 18 27-29 JUL 18 12 AUG 18 14 AUG 18
NYTT LAND
Folk Summer Fest, Tarusa (RU)
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
Terminus Fest, Calgary (CA) – with Mesh, Leaether Strip, TR/ST, Author & Punisher
NYTT LAND
Kayn, Kaliningrad (RU)
NYTT LAND
Protokultura, Gdansk (PL)
16-18 AUG 18 28-29 SEP 18 5-6 OCT 18 26 OCT 18
NYTT LAND
Midgardsblot Festival, Horten (NO) – with Dimmu Borgir, Watain, Ensiferum, Årabrot
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER / LA BREICHE
L’Homme Sauvage Festival, Auzas (FR) – with Hexvessel, Arktau Eos, Visions, Dirge, Throane, Traum Er Leben
SKULLFLOWER
Into The Aether II, Portland (US) – with Gnaw, Ariadne
COLOSSLOTH
The Musician, Leicester – with Discharge
31 OCT 18 2-4 NOV 18
KHOST
Wagon & Horses, Birmingham – with MK9
IRON FIST OF THE SUN
Wroclaw Industrial Festival, Wroclaw (PL) – with Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld, Clock DVA, Pharmakon
All Events

 

 

May 102018
 

We are happy to announce that DJ Raphs debut album "Sacred Groves" released by NOLAND.

Listen and read more here: 
http://noland.fm/music/no4-dj-raph-sacred-groves/

Details
ARTIST: DJ Raph
TITLE: Sacred Groves
RELEASE DATE: 04.05.2018
FORMAT:  Vinyl, CD, download, stream
LABEL: Noland
CAT: NO4
DISTRIBUTION: Morr Music / Indigo

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3ZuemwukA&pbjreload=10

Info
DJ Raph builds rich, textured electronic music from pan-African ethnographic field recordings. Sacred Groves opens up a
timeless musical universe, that is both ancient and futuristic; a deep melange of modern electronic bass music, african
chants and traditional rhythms. This is essential dance music. It is fundamentally not kitsch or cliched. The respect that
DJ Raph, a Nairobi-based producer, has for a broad African cultural heritage is deeply visceral and palpable in this music.

Sacred Groves live
21.04. Nairobi - Kuona Artists Collective: 
       DJ Raph live, Gebrüder Teichmann
09.05. Bayreuth - Iwalewahaus:
       DJ Raph & nita. (AV live), Gebrüder Teichmann
11.05. Berlin - Kometen Melodien at Berghain Kantine:
       DJ Raph & nita. (AV live), Gebrüder Teichmann
12.05. Hamburg - Golden Pudel Club:
       DJ Raph, Gebrüder Teichmann
19.05 Brussels - Africa is in the Future! Festival:
       DJ Raph & nita. (AV live)

Feedbacks
Andi Thoma (Mouse on Mars):
Gerade in den usa 5:00 morgens mit berlin jetlag wach geworden, draussen rumoren die klimaanlagen und dann euer kenya soundtrack, was für ein moment!

Deadbeat (~scape, Echocord):
DJ Raph is amazing!!!

Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis (Rush Hour, Honest Jon´s, Morph, Morphine Records):
this album is amazing, has a great balance between the original material and the electronic side, playful, fun and well produced.

Electric Indigo (Imbalance Computer Music):
Sacred Groves is truly captivating. The combination of very electronic sounding bass and traditional, world-heritage samples comes across so self-evident and meaningful. I’m thankful that NOLAND, again, broadens our horizon.

Losoul (Playhouse, Another Picture, Hypercolour):
Always interesting to see what people of other cultures do and at the same time what is still similar among us. Trippy atmospheres, heavy grooves, open spaces.. A touching mixture of old and new energies.

Batida (Soundway Records):
Just by meeting him in downtown Nairobi for a really deep crate digging and after spending a few hours at a home studio playing around with samples, I felt I found a soulmate.
I relate with the way Raph approaches older Kenyan music. He is very serious about what he does but you can trust such a serious guy when you see him dancing and enjoying so much from others music on the dancefloor, with such a glow and generous smile. Will always keep an hear to what he does. Love, Raph!”

Sasha Perera aka Perera Elsewhere (FoF, BPitch):
Always nice to hear new stuff from producers from Kenya while S.Africa takes so much limelight! liking the some of these psychedelic 3 legged rhythms on tracks like Reeds from Chad....percussive trancey shizzle for the zombie sunrise/ after-hour. oh yeah and The Boy from Digenenthi is the hit.... !

Jay Ahern (Cheap & Deep, Domino): 
DJ Raph's Sacred Grooves is modern, sonically massive and haunting. The album is not a container of remixes, it's a real time electronic dialogue with ghosts. The spirits inhabit these recordings, connecting to us in the moment and touching us with their humanity. DJ Ralph is a gifted producer who coaxes amazing sounds and performances from his instruments and musicians, even when they are a band of ghosts.

Jean-Christophe Mercier aka Readymade FC (Peacefrog, F-Com):
As big amateur of different African musics & what we strangely call "ethnic music" i usually am not a big fan of remixed sacred music coming from far cultures because it invariably turns into some cultural disaster. But here is completely different. The guy obviously knows what it's all about & the result sounds beautiful to me. It's very clever, respectful of the grooves even it modifies the context. It's a great project. I just love the album.

Daniel Meteo (Shitkatapult):
Eine weitere Veröffentlichung auf Noland, die da schürfen wo es interessant wird: Raph aus Nairobi vergrößert ein tolle Sammlung von Musik aus einer Welt ausserhalb der Weltmusikschublade. Cool.

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May 102018
 


Soft and warm harmonies meet technical sounds, dreamy melodies meet bizarre tone patterns. Accentuated Beats, Sequences, sometimes minimalistic at another time powerful, Cosmic Spheres and Speech Quotes are put together to exciting compositions, that are accompanied by bizarre and sometimes excentric sound creations and strange vocal-samples. The atmospherically-flowing tracks seem to play with feelings of wellness and threat which sometimes arouse tension and power, at another time let you calm down again. Dreamy atmospheres are interwoven by decent discords and strange parts are enriched by harmonic elements, traditional sounds are combined with innovative sound experiments. A fantastic, excellent produced sound travel, full of charming contrasts. Recommended (not only) to all Klangwelt-fans. (Lambert Ringlage)
www.sphericmusic.de

Interpret: Klangwelt

CD-Titel: The Incident

Catalogue-number: SMCD 6103

EAN-Code: 4260107470816

Release Date: 01. June 2018

Duration/Laufzeit: 79:26 min

Link: http://www.sphericmusic-shop.de/neue/the-incident.htm

Style: Electronic Music (Yello, Vangelis, Jarre)

Einzeltitel:

01. Exclamation (6:23)

02. The Incident (7:07)

03. Fragments I (2:46)

04. Time Freeze I (2:05)

05. Rêve Mécanique (8:43)

06. Sirens (7:54)

07. Fragments II (2:38)

08. Evocation (6:06)

09. Time Freeze II (2:13)

10. Aftermath (8:54)

11. Scars (6:49)

12. Fragments III (3:45)

13. Neon Tribes (7:52)

14. Decades (6:09)

May 022018
 

Hello,

in the following you can find our new HANDS releases for April.

All releases will be available at FORMS OF HANDS 18:

V.A. . FORMS OF HANDS 18 . limited cd

MONOLITH . Falling Dreams . cd

ONTAL . Afflux 2014-2016 . cd

MASCHINENKRIEGER KR52 VS. DISRAPTOR . Riot . cd

BLAC KOLOR . Awakening . limited 2lp /w download code, cd

SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM . Norillag . cd

CACOPHONEUSES     . Chaos Theory . cd

And still very fresh from October:

MONO NO AWARE . OTO . cd

GEISTFORM . Fisión . limited 12“, 12“

ONTAL . Amass . limited 2lp /w download code, cd

GREYHOUND . Ground . cd

GATTO NERO . A_Drum . cd

PHASENMENSCH+ICD-10 . Divinity/Unity/Nothingness . cd

 

Pre-sale has started and orders will be shipped directly after release date.

Please order at:

www.handsproductions.com/mailorder.asp or email: handsproductions@gmx.net

 

All prices in euro + postage.

postage germany: 0 € for orders over 60 €.

1.45 euro for 1-2 cds by letter. 5.90 € for a dhl parcel.

postage worldwide: send your order – we’ll send postage costs.

3.70 € for 500g letter (e.g. 1-5 cds or t-shirt and 2 cds)

+ 2.50 € for registration-letter/ + 0 € for registration-letter if order over 50 €.

 

And as last reminder for this weekend – see you there!

FORMS OF HANDS 18 . 27th – 28th April 2018

live: AH CAMA-SOTZ . MONOLITH . END.USER . NULLVEKTOR . ONTAL . MASCHINENKRIEGER KR52 VS. DISRAPTOR . SHORAI . BLAC KOLOR . CERVELLO ELETTRONICO . SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM . CACOPHONEUSES . PHASENMENSCH+ICD-10 . HYDRONE . DIRTY K
dj: LEIF . AURA KAMIKURA  visuals: CARSTEN STILLER

More info at: www.formsofhands.de

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V.A.        FORMS OF HANDS 18                    cd limited numbered 1000 copies

HANDS D260         Hands Paper Pack                13 €

A singular phenomenon in the electronic underground, a red-letter day (or rather two of them) for the family, time to take stock and peek into the future: FORMS OF HANDS goes into its 18th edition, and as it is tradition, accompanied by a festival CD with all 14 stage acts in chronological order, presenting exclusive tracks only. An astonishing diversity, and at the same time a manifesto of the shared mind set of 14 remarkable artists!

The outline is obvious – electronic and sophisticated in production, unconventional and distinct in style: HANDS says noise, sometimes even screams it – and it’s up to Maschinenkrieger Kr52 Vs . Disraptor and DIRTY K to take that to extremes. CACOPHONEUSES operate in the no-mans-land of rhythm noise and techno, the latter featuring more prominently in the tracks of CERVELLO ELETTRONICO, MONOLITH and ONTAL. FORMS OF HANDS compilations are also an opportunity to present artist’s who haven’t released an album recently, like the uniquely atmospheric HYDRONE and label veteran SHORAI with their indescribable electro noise. Indulge in the atmospheric techno of Phasenmensch + ICD10 and the warm electro shuffle of BLAC KOLOR and NULLVEKTOR, twitch to the amens and breaks of END.USER and the brittle IDM of Sylvgheist Maëlström – and fade out with the exciting glow of AH CAMA SOTZ and his flamboyant ethnic, tribal piece. FORMS OF HANDS has a simple goal which is so hard to achieve: Generate excitement and bring people together – And this is perfectly mirrored in this selection.

 

 

MONOLITH            Falling Dreams                cd

HANDS D261         Hands Paper Pack                13 €

Original industrialist Eric van Wonterghem celebrates the 10th album under his Monolith moniker, and “Falling Dreams” caters a wide range of preferences. Since its inception in the mid-90s, Monolith has gathered an avid crossover following of rhythm noise devotees and progressive techno heads alike, especially since his more recent involvement with the burgeoning scene of Berlin. On this offering, he (of course) provides rhythmic bangers to either tastes, but also makes best use of the album format in creating an intriguing, anxious mood through atmospheric tracks and cinematic interludes. A good hour of prime quality electronic music that speaks to body and mind!

The average human will dream about falling to his death more than five times in their life, as a result of a perceived loss of control. Thus, the occurrence can be directly linked to a need for change.Change is surely something that Eric van Wonterghem has been pushing since getting involved with music some 35 years ago. Scores of musicians have been following suit with the sound he has created or helped create, and “Falling Dreams” has Monolith up in dare-devil position once again: Soundtrackish digression (“Soul Travel, “Outer Space”) is the framework for resonating techno bangers like “Driving Blind” or “Sleeping Sun”, a slight dose of EBM may be tasted in “Too Late” and of course there are moments geared at industrial tastes, like the raw and rough title track. But hey, that’s not all – Monolith also has some moody, almost hallucinatory downbeat tracks (“Suppression of Pain”, “Far Away”) that weave the red thread of this album, which is as listenable as it is palpable.

 

ONTAL . Afflux 2014-2018 . cd

HANDS D259 . Hands Paper Pack . 13 €

Hot on the heels of the “Amass” album, Ontal grace the crowd again with a special treat: A collection of ten tracks from their infamous vinyl only releases, selected club tunes (that actually appeared between 2014 and 2016), plus all-new remixes by label mates Geistform and New Frames, as well as greek producer Unhuman. By its very nature, this is a display of Ontal’s mastery of rhythmic force, immediate and undiluted industrial techno the way it’s done and why it rules supreme. “Afflux” is a trip through the rather recent history of a style that is more present-day than any.

The “Afflux” is a notably rough collection of tracks with a mission: Physical arousal by means of bulging beats and an unsettling omnipresence of noise. In all its purity, we hear those elements in tracks like “Function”, “Penetration” or ”Critical Path Method”, with the 4/4 kick working its way (successfully) through a wall of feedback and hiss. But surely there are more details to keep the attention level – and perspiration – at maximum: The EBM-ish basslines of “Reverting” and “Mehanizam”, the double bass impact of “Combat Engineering”, the acid sounds in “Taphonomy” and “Lesion” or the punk attitude of “Shock”, a collaboration with genre pioneer 2nd Gen. After “Chaos Theory” closes the retrospective in an experimental fashion, we get the remix encore: Abrasive analogue trickery by Spanish producer Geistform, peak time perfection by New Frames aka Mathis Mootz/The Panacea and David Frisch, and an anarchic electro clash attitude by Unhuman. For the audience, “Afflux 2014-2018” may serve as a rougher twin to “Amass”, as well as a treasury of highly potential club tunes, with the diversion provided by the exclusive remixes putting the icing on the cake proper!

 

 

MASCHINENKRIEGER KR52 VS. DISRAPTOR . Riot . cd

HANDS D258 . Hands Paper Pack . 13 €

We predict a riot! Maschinenkrieger KR52 vs. Disraptor have taken almost five years since their last HANDS album, and they have used that time to distil their ruthless rhythm’n’noise sound to its purest essence. „Riot“ presents 12 repetitive sound structures around the 4-minute mark, instantly reaching full steam and keeping the pressure up throughout. Arguably their most radical output yet, the sound of “Riot” is produced for physical appeal, and demands high volumes.

Maschinenkrieger KR52 vs. Disraptor have always been known for forging an orthodox approach at rhythm’n’noise, for kicking it without much embellishment, and this time they take it to a further extreme: No discernible kicks, snares or samples, no atmospheric sounds – this album is just noise as rhythm, raw and forceful. This degree of abstraction leaves it much to the listener how to appreciate what he hears, and feels, and yet there’s of course a distinct character to the single tracks: Slow and probing like the opener “Exploitation”, intoxicating rhythmic like the title track, bass heavy (“Recdrum”) – a most suitable collaboration with label mate Yura Yura – or upfront noisy like “Harsh Damp” and the grand finale “Commercial Break Down”.

The rhythm’n’noise aficionado will appreciate how Maschinenkrieger KR52 vs. Disraptor have refined their art of reduction, the result being timeless in its purity, and highly enjoyable to those with the acquired taste.

 

 

BLAC KOLOR . Awakening . 2lp

limited numbered 500 copies / w download code

HANDS B045 . Gatefold Sleeve . 25 €

 

BLAC KOLOR . Awakening . cd

HANDS D256 . Hands Paper Pack . 13 €

Buckle up for an album that combines a wide range of IDM-style facets with the physical impact of EBM and the elegance of techno: “Awakening” is a 14-track exploration of this spectrum, an invitation to immerse yourself in that strangely warm electronic sound oscillating between just vaguely and intensely rhythmic, between spacious and dense, between black and colourful. And when the vocals of Jean-Luc De Meyer of Front 242 fame hover above the title track, you know you’re in for something timeless, don’t you?

It’s been revealed with the appetizer EP “We are the darkness”: For his third album, Leipzig-based producer Hendrick Grothe joins HANDS after having made himself quite a name over the past five years already. Active as a producer and DJ, Blac Kolor culls from the rich history and tradition of post-industrial music from when it embraced a plethora of predominantly rhythmic styles. Far exceeding the dark techno which has been going strong for years now, this album is a whole bouquet of styles: Menacing industrial drones (“In Blac”, “Worlds Collapse”, “No Answers”), shuffling downbeats (“Tears”) and upfront club tunes (“Loneliness”, “Fire God”, “All of us”) meet the halfstep beats and atmospheric pads of the single track “We are the darkness” or “Fall into Oblivion”, EBM-ish sequences surface in the “Awakening” and “Nano Creator”.

Awakening is a multifaceted experience: Uneasy memories, uncertainty, listlessness – but at the same time new hope and light, the blank canvas of another day waiting for you to apply the colours and shades of your choice. Blac Kolor lets you have that choice!

 

 

SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM . Norillag . cd

HANDS D257 . Hands Paper Pack . 13 €

For the third time, Sylvgheist Maëlström takes us on a tour of the world, way off the beaten tourist track, but to a location that bears witness to man’s propensity for self-destruction like no other: Norillag, a former Soviet gulag and nowadays the (arguably) most polluted city in the world, where people work in conditions that are inhumane beyond comprehension. Sylvgheist Maëlström orchestrates his exploration with his unique brand of electronica, oscillating between the deceptively catchy and beautiful on the one hand, the outright bulky and experimental on the other. The immersive flow of “Norillag” is topped off with two collaborations, featuring German producers Moogulator and Philipp Münch respectively.

Acid rain and smog – by some estimates, one per cent of global sulphur dioxide emission comes from Norilsk’s nickel mines. And yet, local authorities and the Norilsk Nickel complex directions attract people with large sums of money – to suffer the most horrendous work conditions. The workers accept the pollution and the severe health hazards as a condition for profit, effectively turning todays Norilsk into a revenant of the Soviet gulag and its dark history of forced labour – and death. How do you translate this evil mass-manipulation and force into a musical language? Off-beats, glitches and noise, in their most condensed form on the portrayal of a “Volcanic Storm”, in rapid succession with moments of celestial beauty and rhythmic catchiness, just like in the opener “Svalbard”. Generally, Sylvgheist Maëlström appears in an adventurous mood, defying categorization, creating a rather timeless sound with references to 90s IDM and bleep, albeit in a totally contemporary fashion and production value. Far from headstrong, he always has a spine-tingling element available, a mesmerizing bassline (“Transition 2”), a swelling build-up (“Sanchi”), a head-nodding shuffle rhythm, or an earworm almost-melody “Mariana”). “Alienation”, featuring Moogulator, brings in a heavy electro sound, and veteran producer Philipp Münch provides arcane, mysterious – and rather graphic – sounds for the closing track “Insanity”. “Norillag”: Alienation by labour, dehumanization by accepting the inacceptable, a bleak subject matter, an inspiring 70 minutes of music.

 

 

CACOPHONEUSES . Chaos Theory . cd

HANDS D256 . Hands Paper Pack . 13 €

Interdisciplinary theory, what could be a better background for the sophomore Cacophoneuses release on HANDS? Sandra & Joséphine have taken some time to refine their techno vs. rhythm’n’noise, and the result is a heavy and dense, yet (still) ultimately club-friendly signature sound. “Chaos Theory” is ten focused and intense tracks that also provide listening enjoyment as an album as they have a delicate thread running through them, linking them to a common, very tangible mood.

Of course the storm starts with the flapping of butterflies’ wings – the album opener establishing the rhythmic framework of “Chaos Theory” proper. With one eye on the floor, Cacophoneuses provide spinal stimulation through captivating bass lines (“Damage Control”), ripples of feedback noise and hiss (“No Boundaries”) and the dominating force of the mighty kick drum. What sets these tracks apart from the generic is the attention to detail that went into the production of “Chaos Theory”, the amount of little cracks, noises, melodies that are stacked upon the basic compositions, thus holding the tension easily. In addition, the Cacophoneuses allow for some moments of introspection among the rhythmic maelstrom: “Battle with myself”, “Blue Moon” and the closing title “X marks the spot” cloak the listener in a sonic veil of hazy sounds, urban dubscapes and brittle half step rhythms. Club sound and thoughtful depth, the physical and the cerebral, the Cacophoneuses manage to operate in seemingly different dimensions and present a very attractive synthesis, enjoyable and thought-provoking at the same time.