Apr 162018

 “Unexplainable” may well be the best explanation for the members of the UK based electronic outfit COIL. Making a radical shift from intentional accessibility, by means of traditional pop songwriting, to abstract happenstance, Coil had entered into a new phase in their career…uncharted waters utilizing what was then the newest computer technology, digital and analog synthesis and the newly formed ideas that something outside of themselves was steering the ship.

During the studio sessions that developed into what would become “Worship the Glitch”, Coil became aware of random compositions emitting from their gear, and were at odds with constant “accidents” that were perpetually plaguing the recordings. The band called these unintentional emissions “ELpH”: a conceptual being that is one part physical equipment, one part celestial being…  constantly playing the role of trickster, throwing a wrench into Coil’s methodology. Eventually, these accidents and mistakes were embraced by the band, and the process of misusing audio software to create intentional “errors” was adopted as a musical technique. The acceptance of the “mistake”, and the use of discovered mistakes as intentional elements slowly became the drive and concept behind the album, thus birthing the title “Worship the Glitch.”

Originally released in 1995 on Coil’s in-house imprint Eskaton, Worship the Glitch was Coil’s first proper album-length attempt at conceptual ambient composition, with a radical focus on chance. Seamless vignettes of shattered electronics (though ebbing softly and in delicate balance with each other) provide an underlying uncertainty and discomfort to the listener.

Dais Records is proud to announce the official reissue of “ELpH vs Coil – Worship the Glitch” on digital, double LP (double 12″ for the first time ever), and CD.

Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil’s Drew McDowall, the vinyl release is pressed onto double 12″ LP vinyl (from the original 10″ release), and is packaged in a gorgeous 24pt stock matte gatefold LP with sticker and vellum track listing insert. Comes on standard black vinyl as well as limited editions on clear (200 copies), red (500 copies), and blue (600 copies), with a special edition of 500 on yellow only for UK and Europe shops and distros.

Also available as a thick matte collector’s digipack, with redesigned packaging.



For those who shine darkly…

During the transitional period in which Coil’s primary leadership (Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance) reorganized their creative direction by taking on new membership in the group through their inclusion of Drew McDowall, Coil took a drastic turn towards the metaphysical unknown. Employing the subtle handiwork of Coil’s “real life” members, as well as the cleverly guised aliases and spiritual collaborators, the band chose to filter their identity through a the nome de guerre, Black Light District, setting the precedent of Coil’s future exploration of otherworldly influence.

Recorded during the Winter of 1995/96, Black Light District reflects more on their formal avant-garde pursuits and academic interests rather than their industrial pedigree resume. Starting off with an obvious nod to John Cage with their introductory “Unprepared Piano”, the tone is prepared in exactly the same way… unpredictable. Conceptually abstract, Black Light District shows Coil’s old guard disregarding the pop rhythms found on previous albums, such as Love’s Secret Domain, and fully embracing their experimental electronic trajectory. Subtle patterns of looping melancholy and malaise are placed delicately underneath ghostly electronic timbre. Approaching their creative method as something from the beyond, another realm in which sounds blur and performers seemingly appear from the ether.

Dais Records is proud to announce the official reissue of “Coil presents Black Light District – A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room” on digital, CD, and double LP.

Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil’s Drew McDowall, the double LP vinyl release is packaged in a beautiful matte 24pt stock gatefold jacket.  First pressing of the vinyl is pressed on 200 clear, 500 red, 600 blue, and standard black vinyl, with an edition of 500 yellow exclusively for Europe and UK shops and distros.

Also available as a thick matte collector’s digipack, with redesigned packaging and booklet.



Apr 122018
“Ghostwood” CD
(103rd Cycle)
New deeply introspective album by Norway’s Taphephobia. Opting for a slightly cleaner sonic palette than previous releases using less processed sounds and a more natural sounding approach to his guitar work, Ketil Soraker pushes what is now considered as Taphephobia’s signature sound. In the vein of his previous Cyclic Law release “Escape From The Mundane Self”, we are submerged in a skillful combination of lush ambient guitar passages, sonic abstractions and processed flute. “Ghostwood” is a most personal hymn to experiencing the solace of the northern forest. Artwork by NIHIL.
Edition of 300 Copies in 4 panel Digipak. 10 Tracks. Running Time 45:37
“Monuments” CD
(109th Cycle)
On this special collaboration album, both artists have showcased their unique take on atmospheric soundscapes. A soundtrack to vast, imagined uninhabited landscapes, unexplored and untouched by mankind. We’re given a bleak glimpse into a hidden world, both mentally and physically. The two long monumental tracks induce a calm, ominous and introspective setting, perfectly suited to drift within these envisioned barren lands.
Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. 2 Tracks. Running Time: 39:14
“Fiende” CD
(107th Cycle)
On their latest album the Norwegian duo pushes some of the hard hitting, mechanically textured aesthetics of their previous release “Fullstendig Brent” to the forefront. A dystopian commentary on the risks inherent to the antagonistic nature of humankind, and how the overwhelming and uncertain scope of Industry 4.0 – of progressively more powerful technology and strong AI – may end up amplifying those risks beyond human control. Given this conceptual framework, DØDSMASKIN have aimed to develop a sound palette that shifts between both droning and pulsating brutality that represents unstoppable forces in motion and bleak atmospheres that denote an age of growing futility and – ultimately – self-inflicted extinction. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, NY.
Edition of 500 Copies in 4 panel Digipak. 5 Tracks. Running Time 40:42
“Ingenting” CD
(106th Cycle)
We’re glad to welcome Norwegian Industrialists DØDSMASKIN to the Cyclic Law roster. “Ingenting” was first finalised in June 2015 and shrouded in almost complete secrecy. Being their original debut it somehow never had a proper release, untill now. When contemplating a human face through the eyes of an x-ray machine, the void it projects back can be unsettling. This cranial frame, stripped of life; a reminder of the finite frontiers that constrain our transitory institutions, and the nothingness that precedes and succeeds them. However, while we occupy this bodily state, nothingness is detached neither from comprehension nor experience. Rather, it is interacting; mirrored in the human inclination to manifest its imprint time and time again through a continuous spiral of intellectual and material destruction. And its catalyst is also a testament to its paradox: the human impulse to escape it by any means necessary. “Ingenting” is a well balanced introduction to the core elements of the Dødsmaskin’s sound where extreme measures were used in order to capture the right physics sonically, such as having a 1000-ton freight train powering over recording devices, the process was an intense undertaking and the resulting harsh sonic textural walls that collide with more atmospheric passages are some of the most unique we’ve heard. Mastered at Black Knoll Studio by Rafael Anton Irisarri.
Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. 5 Tracks. Running Time: 40:44
Apr 122018
Dear friends, we have plenty of  great news and releases to present you: Tommy ’86, Snowbeasts, Fresh Flesh Flash, Mlada Fronta, Gary Marx, Sweet William …
Welcome to our April 2018 newsletter !

☆ ☆ TOMMY ’86 “Freedom to obey” new album out soon, pre-orders open ☆ ☆ 

After his successful last album on Blood Music, the french producer Tommy ’86 returns with his best work to date, without any doubt one of the best ever produced synthwave album ! If you like Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Mlada Fronta … this album is for you !!! Release date is set for mid-may.
• Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q9TBbeNmJc
• Pre-orders in 3 different formats are available now:
Digipack CD album 
Tee-shirt + Digital album download code (only available in pre-order til the end of april)
Special pack Digipack CD album + Tee-shirt (only available in pre-order til the end of april)
(NB: The two last items including tee-shirts are limited and available only during the pre-order campaign. After the 30th of april, you will not have the possibility to order them anymore, be fast !)


☆ ☆ SNOWBEASTS “Survival” limited 12″ vinyls available now ☆ ☆ 

This item is limited to 100 copies, order your copy now before it’s too late: BUY NOW
The music of Snowbeasts straddles two worlds. There’s the earthy, ethereal vocals of Elizabeth Virosa , looped and processed by her array of pedals and synths. And there’s the harsh electronics wielded by Robert Galbraith (aka Raab Codec, also of Pattern Behavior), modular synths and beats welded and colliding together in an unholy matrimony of noise and rhythm. It’s organic, it’s metallic, it’s natural while it’s synthetic. These two conflicting elements constantly thwart and balance each other in every second of every song. “Survival’s” 8 new tracks lie in wait on vinyl, infused with powerful beats capable of inflicting maximum damage in the club. We offer with the vinyl a full Digital Download Code including two bonus tracks not on vinyl !
☆ ☆ FRESH FLESH FLASH (ex PHOTOPHOB) “Space calls” limited 12″ vinyl available now ☆ ☆

This item is limited to 100 copies, order your copy now before it’s too late: BUY NOW !

Fresh Flesh Flash is a new side project of Herwig Holzmann also know as Photophob. This time Herwig brings us back to our youth and especially to our 80’s analog years. “Space Calls” is a jump into the past, a memory call from the last joyfull decade befor the mess. Imagine the XXI century did not happen.
Like a polaroïd discover in the attic, or an old treasure-box forgotten somewhere, Space calls got it all in one album, a music project in the realms of Synthwave, New Retro Wave, Vaporwave.
Digital donwload code included as well as a second free album !!!

☆ ☆ MLADA FRONTA working on their  new album  ☆ ☆ 

Mlada Fronta is working on their next album which will be named “No trespassing”. Last week the band presented some of the new songs in Paris in front of a crazy audience of 650 people.

☆ ☆ EKS CENTER “Clouds” free Digital album out now !  ☆ ☆ 

EKS.CENTER is a one-man project creating melodic and rhythmic electronic music on the edges of Kraftwerk and Aphex Twin, influenced by IDM, bass music, New Wave and Detroit techno while drawing inspiration from urban culture, cinema, art, technological progress, etc.
“Clouds” evokes a real maturity in the work of EKS.CENTER, inspired by various musical horizons, in constant evolution and sound research. The refined and transcendent melodies mixed with deep bass and complex rhythms attempt this time a more current approach, although the use of analog vintage sounds are always in the spotlight, and create throughout the 11 tracks of this album a cinematic and urban universe, sometimes burning, both dense and ethereal.
Free/Name your price Digital album: GET IT !


☆ ☆ GARY MARX “Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere”  limited vinyl reissue  ☆ ☆ 
10 years after we released this album (sold out since years on CD format) and due to the non stop popular demand we have decided to re-release the Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere project by Mister Gary Marx (founding member/guitarist of the Sisters Of Mercy, Ghost Dance …), this time on a limited 12″ vinyl format with a new artwork. Moreover the 10 songs were totally remastered in Germany at Sonic Studio and it gives a new and incredible perspective to the songs.
Most copies were sold in pre-orders, we only have 30 copies left in stock, so place your order now, in a few days it will be too late: BUY NOW


☆ ☆ SWEET WILLIAM “The early days: 1986-1988” new CD album out now  ☆ ☆ 
This album contains tracks from the very beginning of Sweet William. The band was found in October 1986. The first rehearsals were complete improvisations. ​Marius Nagel on drums was the only “educated” musician. The rest of the band, Oliver Heuer on vocals and “one string” guitar and Bodo Rosner on bass were autodidacts.
In 2016-17, about 30 years later Sweet Willian recorded these eleven songs for the first time in studio quality. Some of the tracks have been released earlier as live versions on tapes and cd’s. ​Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Studio by Oliver Heuer and Marius Nagel between January 2016 & November 2017.

• Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmtB3M12Cr8
• Digipack CD album: BUY NOW


Apr 112018
  • NTS Sessions 1-4Warp just announced the release of a box containing the four sessions that Autechre are broadcasting at the NTS Radio in London.
    The tracks will be available as download as the sessions are broadcasted.
    The boxets will be released in July
    NTS Sessions 1-4
    • Box Set 12×LP Pre-order 140.00€
      • One time pressing
      • In printed inner sleeves with foil block to each cover
      • Housed in a two part rigid slipcase wrapped in printed offset stock with foil block to cover
      • Includes 24-bit wav download
    • Box Set 8×CD Pre-order 45.00€
      • One time pressing
      • In printed inner wallets with foil block to each cover
      • Housed in a rigid slipcase wrapped in printed offset stock with foil block to cover
      • Includes 24-bit wav download
    • 24-bit WAV 24-bit Lossless Pre-order 35.00€
    • WAV / FLAC 16-bit Lossless Pre-order 35.00€
    • MP3 320 kbps, LAME Encoded Pre-order 25.00€
Apr 032018
Out Now!
NORDVARGR “Metempsychosis” CD/CS (108th Cycle)
CD & CS as well as the limited run of Nordvargr T-Shirts are shipping this week.
LP Version will ship by the end of April.
The RAISON D’ÊTRE “Alchymeia” LP will also ship this week! Thank you for your patience.
“Metempsychosis” CD/LP/CS (108th Cycle)
With great honour we welcome one of Sweden’s most revered craftsman of industrial soundscapes. “Metempsychosis”, the transmigration of the soul, is the basic concept for the new album from Henrik Nordvargr Björkk. However, not in the classic reincarnative sense, but as a study of how souls rather than being judged by a higher power, themselves chooses what flesh to inhabit. To freely roam between the dimensions and to cling on to any form of life at will. These cycles of life and death, bound in part by flesh, inspired to create these tense and organic atmospheres – all synonymous with the journey of the soul. The result is a natural evolution of Nordvargr´s trademark darkness into more rhythmic and vocal compositions where the confrontational stance of Henrik´s other projects shines through; from the harsh bombast of MZ. 412 to the vocals of Anima Nostra, all surrounded by the darkest Scandinavian aura of horror. Featuring guest vocals by TREPANERINGSRITUALEN on the track “First East” and stunning artwork by DEHN SORA.
Both LP & CS versions feature a different track listing than the CD & Digital versions. LP & CS include the track “Silent Host”, not featured on the CD & DL, while the CD & DL include the track “Salve Teragmon”, which is not featured on the LP & CS.
CD Edition of 500 copies in 6 panel Digisleeve. 10 Tracks. Running time 37:44
LP Edition of 200 copies in Standard LP Sleeve, with printed Inner Sleeve on Clear Vinyl. 10 Tracks. Running time 37:44
CS Edition of 100 copies in Fold Out Cardboard Slip Case on White Cassette. 10 Tracks. Running time 37:44