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Cold Spring Bi-Weekly Newsletter – 20th January 2011

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EXTENDED WINTER EDITION!
(A massive 400 items added for the period 1st – 31st January! Click above link for all available items)

*** First come, first served! These items go fast and some are nearly sold out, so
please remember to state at least 1 alternative when ordering from the £5 Meltdown section! ***

Happy shopping!

The Cold Spring Team


PSYCHIC TV | Themes 6 x CD Boxset + Bonus CD (CSR123B) £39.23 / £42.23 / £45.23

Shipping: Late January
For the first time, all THEMES albums by PSYCHIC TV released together, in a sumptuous, matt laminate, spot-varnished box set. The music itself was designed not only as soundtrack but also for subsequent use by Initiates of The Temple Ov Psychick Youth in their rituals as Functional music intended only to aid in the process of making things happen. It is a practical tool. Thee essential collection of rare, archive and modern PTV ritual / esoteric musick! Each CD is presented in it’s own matt laminate, spot-varnished mini-LP sleeve. The box also includes a 28-page booklet of rare photos and essays. Click here for tracklisting.

 

MZ. 412 | Vault 5 x CD Boxset (CSR142B) £80 / £90 / £100

Shipping: end-February
Ultra collector’s boxset containing all 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series: “In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi”, “Burning The Temple Of God”, “Nordik Battle Signs”, “Domine Rex Inferum” and “Infernal Affairs”. The inventors of “Black Industrial” blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise. True Swedish Black Industrial! 5 x digipak albums, along with exclusive 5″ VINYL WITH EXCLUSIVE TRACKS, pin-badge, tie, artcards and other surprises! Housed in a black wooden boxset with silver print. Ltd x 300 only!!!

 

MZ. 412 | Nordik Battle Signs CD (CSR144CD) £9 / £10 / £11

Shipping: 7th February
Another Satanic tour de force from the overlords of Swedish Black Industrial! “Nordik Battle Signs” is a disturbing ordeal of Power Electronics, malevolent vocals, Industrial Noise with an explosive harshness. This Satanic ritual features the militaristic drumming of an infernal army, a collaboration with Ordo (Rosarius) Equilibrio and one track featuring voice-based noises from the band’s fan-base. Remaster of the 1999 album with new artwork, drastically improved and completely remastered audio and 4 extra tracks (including the spectacular completed version of the long deleted ‘Legion Ultra’ 7″) in a matt laminate digipak with spot varnishing.

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V/A | We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold 2CD (CSR100CD) £13.50 / £14.50 / £15.50

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Shipping: Now
The follow-up to our award winning Folk compilation “John Barleycorn Reborn” from 2007. 34 tracks and 146 minutes of music from the best of current British Folk artists.
 


MZ. 412 | Burning The Temple Of God CD (CSR140CD) £11 / £12 / £13

MP3 | MP3| MP3

Shipping: Now
The ultimate statement in Swedish Black Industrial, summoning forth the act’s controversial black metal side. Remastered with bonus tracks. Digipak.
 


MACHINEFABRIEK | Vloed CD (CSR138CD) £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

MP3 | MP3

Shipping: Now
Live performances, 2006-8. Thick billows of warm guitar shimmer, minimal high end drone, black dronemusik. 20 min bonus track. Digipak.
 


MZ. 412 | In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi CD (CSR136CD) £11 / £12 / £13
Shipping: Now
The darkest sides of Satanism, death and ritual sacrifice. An enduring, blasphemous statement of True Swedish Black Industrial. Remastered version with two bonus tracks. Digipak with spot varnishing.
 


STEVEN SEVERIN | Blood Of A Poet CD (CSR135CD) £11 / £12 / £13
Shipping: Now
Solo artist and founding member of Siouxsie and the Banshees. This album is Severin’s entire soundtrack to Jean Cocteau’s 1930 surrealist classic. Gatefold digisleeve.
 


MERZBOW & Z’EV | Spiral Right / Spiral Left CD (CSR133CD) £11 / £12 / £13

Shipping: Now
Stunning collaborative release from Japanese Noise King Merzbow and legendary elemental sound artist Z’EV.
Dark Ambient Noise in a special textured card digisleeve.

 


FORTHCOMING RELEASES:

EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
MZ. 412 – ‘Nordik Battle Signs’ CD (CSR144CD)

ALL AVAILABLE COLD SPRING TITLES

MACHINEFABRIEK
• 14 Jan 11,
Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL)

ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI
• 5 Feb 11, Theatrefabrik, Leipzig (DE)

COLD SPRING 21 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
MZ. 412 / SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY / IRON FIST OF THE SUN
++ COLD SPRING STALL! ++

• 5 Mar 11, The Garage, London (UK). Info & Tickets

ANNI HOGAN
• 11 Mar 11, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield (UK)
• 26 Mar 11, Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, Llanberis (UK)

PETER ANDERSSON Vs RAISON D’ETRE / TROUM / K11
• 30 Apr 10, VIII Congresso Post Industriale, Venice (IT)

6COMM / WHILE ANGELS WATCH
• 25 Jun 10, Slimelight, London (UK)

Z’EV
• 22 Jul 10, Woodland Gathering, Fell Foot Wood (UK)

SOL INVICTUS / ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI
• 3 Sep 11, Villa Festival, Umbria (IT)

FULL DETAILS IN EVENTS SECTION

 
Full stocklist (209pp, 19/10/10)


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Detritivore

Immundus

Lasse Marhaug

Taphephobia
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AETERNA – ‘New Dawn’ CD (Cold Meat Industry) – £13 / £14 / £15

Awake the New Dawn! Aeterna is a new apocalyptic folk outfit from Germany. In the beginning it was intended to be the strictly personal musical outlet for founding member and artist Birthe Klementowski, but the dynamics between Alpha and Omega brought forth something new. The dark and brooding atmospheres invoke the mood of decline and decay, a direct resemblance to the artist’s photography. The album ‘New Dawn’ ultimately presents 11 songs about the decline and rebirth of culture. The music is based on ritualistic and shamanistic structures, mainly acoustic sounds, and invoking chants – all based on the dualistic principle of male and female energy – Alpha & Omega. Aeterna is a trans-modern, neo-shamanistic, animistic art project. A Luciferian hymnus to awake the New Dawn… 6-panel digipak.

ATARAXIA – ‘Lost Atlantis’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

11 years after its original release CMI’s sublabel Cruel Moon International, one of the most appreciated albums of Ataraxia is available again.  “Lost Atlantis” embodies the ancestral myth of the well-known sunken land. Legends say that about 50,000 years ago two important civilizations fought a terrible war leading them to disappear under the ocean. Before disappearing they left signs to the future inhabitants of the earth in order that they wouldn’t repeat the same mistakes. These traces are present in many ancient buildings like some pyramids in Egypt, Mexico and in some Mediterranean and Oceanic islands. Ataraxia have tried to describe the mythic origin of  man through symbols creating a pagan opera that owns a sacral taste. Ataraxia have tried to capture the sounds of both the Mediterranean sea and the ocean with a strong spiritual atmosphere. Remastered in a digipak.

All Ataraxia Titles

ATARAXIA – ‘Saphir’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

Originally released on CMI’s sublabel Cruel Moon International, one of the most poetic and varied albums from Ataraxia is available once again. Saphir is inspired by the magical, symbolic and mystic nature of gardens. Gardens of all ages linked to different geographic areas (the hanging gardens of Babylon, the Arabian gardens, the medieval hortus conclusus, the zen gardens and the English romantic gardens) have been the starting point of our musical research. The garden has been often represented as an universal door to cross this dimension to enter the one of myth and dream. The music is rich and nuanced. Classic and flamenco guitars, romantic pianos, pads of atmospheric keyboards, noble sonatas, epic tunes, rich vocals and some eastern and classic percussion played by Riccardo Spaggiari, appearing for the very first time in an Ataraxia’s album, are the ingredients of this opus. Completely remastered and presented in a digipak.

All Ataraxia Titles

BARBAROSSA UMTRUNK – ‘Agharti’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

Prophetic spoken-words declaimed in French, Teutonic marches of redemption, epic hymns and shamanic-ambient soundscapes immerse us beneath subterranean caverns in a quest for the legendary realm of Agarttha. Like a spiritual travel through forests, mountains, deserts, monasteries, temples and pyramids, “Agharti” gives us the Theophany’s keys which disclose the secret paths of Sacred Geography and the Arktos Mysteries. Barbarossa Umtrunk is a French Military-Ambient band exploring millenarian, meta-historical and hermetic subjects connected to Inner Nordic Heritage, Anthropogenic and Indo-European Myths. Ltd x 500 copies in a digipak.

DAWN & DUSK ENTWINED – ‘Vanitas Vanitatum’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

Re-release of “Vanitas Vanitatum”, originally issued on Aube Et Crépuscule (2007, Ltd x 99). Six songs of decadent and gloomy atmospheres, now with three exclusive new versions of songs originally featured on “The Hikimori songs” 10″. The revered French project Dawn & Dusk Entwined follows its uncompromising path of heavily atmospheric and dynamic soundscapes, mixing cinematic dark ambience with forceful, at times martial, rhythms, neofolk nuances and strong orchestration, carefully avoiding the clichés of all those styles. In an era where man was placed at the center of creation, vanities paintings in the 16-17th century were meant to recall him his mortal fate and greater values, God at the time, than human pretension, consumerism, cheap entertainment… Maybe now it’s questioning time again? Digipak.

All Dawn & Dusk Entwined Titles

DIEGO ARANDOJO & MAURO SAVARINO – ‘Las 7 Páginas’ DVD (Gradual Hate Records)
– £15 / £16 / £17

An esoteric science fiction film by Italian film-makers D. Arandojo and M. Savarino. “The earth is in a dangerous geologic process: all the continents are moving back to the original Pangaea position, the first continent that arose more than 300 million years ago. This will lead to the extinction of the human race. Nevertheless, there is a solution. A group called The Necessary Council presents itself before the UN, claiming to have the key for the salvation of humanity: a strange book of indeterminate age, which possesses on its pages the great secrets of history and science. But very soon The Necessary Council will realise that the fight against Nature has a cost”. Features music by Opus Nigrum.

All DVDsWatch the trailer!

EHNAHRE – ‘Taming The Cannibals’ CD (Crucial Blast) – £11 / £12 / £13

Boston avant-black/death/doom band Ehnahre present their new full length “Taming The Cannibals”. Their jarring, alien approach to bestial slow-motion death metal draws heavily from the twelve-tone serialism of composer Arnold Schoenberg. Ehnahre includes several former members of the prog/gothic art-rock band Kayo Dot, with Greg Kelley on trumpet and C. Spencer Yeh on violin. Extreme chaotic dissonance and pitch-black chthonic textures, a combination of atonal 20th century classical music and vicious blackened death laced with squalls of free-jazz horns, stretches of intense choral ambience, and blasts of calcifying glacial doom. Mastered by James Plotkin. Digipak.

IRM – ‘Order4’ CD (Cold Meat Industry) – £13 / £14 / £15

Martin Bladh and Erik Jarl, joined by Mikael Oretoft. “Order4” delves into the psyche of the self inflictor – the core of inner regions violently exposed. Comprised of four tracks, each exactly 15 minutes in length, we are thrown into a vortex of feedback, drones, heavy bass, nightmarish piano and irreproachable synthwork. The clinical heaviness of earlier works are now transformed into a pure harsh, static soundwaves. The lyrics here are deeper cuts into personal matters. A man altering between life and death – a calculating and delusional thinker and recluse who has lost his grip of reality, or perhaps found another? The strife for self-control turned into sick dedication, waging war on himself to receive recognition – the end comes nearer. Digipak.

All IRM Titles

KE/HIL – ‘Agitation’ CD (Tesco Organisation) – £12 / £13 / £14

After a year of recording and production, one improvised gig at the Genocide Organ concert in Leipzig 2010 and finally the first official live appearance at Mannheim in October 2010. Ke/Hil offer their debut album. B.Moloch and W.Herich (both active in Genocide Organ and Anenzephalia), joined forces and started working on a more personal concept. The result is a dark oppressive work, stretching their personal limits, working with what surrounds them. A display of a worldview that only seems to see hope in escapism or cynicism. Musically old school industrial music in its full range, from Power Electronics to Dark Ambient tracks. Digipak.

KE/HIL – ‘Agitation’ LP (Tesco Organisation) – £14 / £17 / £20

LP version of the above release. Ltd x 250 copies on black vinyl.

All LP / 12″ Vinyl

L’EFFET C’EST MOI – ‘Genius Loci’ CD (SkullLine) – £11 / £12 / £13

In classical Roman religion a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. The concept was regarded as something supernatural linked to a place or object of worship. Over time the meaning has changed, for genius loci refers to the cultural significance and then the emotional, which is attributed to a site, for an area or city, usually refers to a location’s distinctive atmosphere, or a “spirit of place”, rather than necessarily a guardian spirit. It is therefore an expression of “character” of a place, its characteristics interwoven with the habits and customs of the people who live there. In this case assumes the role of genius loci which takes time to establish contact with our ancestors. The CD presents an introspective journey through martial ambient and ritualistic epic sounds, to reflect and find a contact between man and the protection of the place. Ltd x hand-numbered 500 copies in a white jewelcase.

LETHE – ‘Nowhere’ CD (A5 Production) – £11 / £12 / £13

Lethe is a one-man Dark Ambient / atmospheric project by StormChild from Kiev. With very occult, dark and obscure apocalyptic ambient music, “Nowhere” captures the cold, dead atmosphere of the ghost town of Tschernobyl. 8 tracks and around 43mins of music in a DVD case with professional artwork by Dmitry Mayatsky. Ukrainian import.

MARANATA – ‘Total Repair’ CD (OHM Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

Maranata has its aesthetic revelation well planted in the middle of grindcore, black metal, ritual music, noise and old school electro-acoustic design in varying degrees of decay. The main focus is on nekroimprov and total noise. This time joined by Manheim on Mayhem-ic drums. Ltd x 200 copies in a digipak with cover artwork by Lasse Marhaug.

MONARCH! – ‘Mer Morte’ CD (Crucial Blast) – £11 / £12 / £13

First appearing as a limited edition LP on the Spanish label Throne Records in 2008, “Mer Morte” is now made available on CD as an unbroken thirty-four minute sludge-and-feedback feast that sprawls out further into the dismal black void that these French doom junkies have been lurking in for the past six years. As with previous releases, Monarch move through massive blackened tarpits of low-end riffage and sheets of gluey feedback that are stretched out into monolithic slabs of sound, a grim, glacial ultra-doom that crawls at a saurian sub-tempo. Vocalist Emilie sounds as gaunt and ghostly as ever, her vocalizations materializing across the spatial doomscape as distant ululating wails, breathy whispers, and putrid death shrieks. Digisleeve.

All Monarch! Titles

OBJEKT/URIAN – ‘Agitation’ CD (Tesco Organisation) – £12 / £13 / £14

Objekt/Urian’s sound is a post-industrial old school one, influenced by the early waves of the genre. The music, subject and ambition might have perceivably changed, but Objekt/Urian combine yesterday’s and today’s music culture within their 2nd release. They stroll down the old paths with self-built instruments, as well as using analogue technology. The result is a quite distinct sound, yet it always reveals a closeness to Power-Electronics and Noise. The incredibly blurred and ugly aspect of social and political issues is almost foist on the listener with the aggressive vocals. “He who attacks first, dies second”. Embossed digipak.

PACIFIC 231 – ‘1983-86 Compendium’ 2 x CD (Functional / Tesco Organisation)
– £16 / £17 / £18

Pacific 231 has been active since 1981, with the first wave of Industrial / Power Electronics music. This 2CD Compendium is a selective collection of early 80’s Pacific 231 works. More than 48 hours of recordings from reel-to-reel tapes has been unveiled and carefully converted to recover two hours worth of material. The production has been split in two parts as the 1st CD is Studio and the 2nd is Live. As a matter of interest, for fans of the the debut LP “Unusual Perversions”, a good percentage of the archives are c.1984 and unreleased. A concise, yet comprehensive compilation of a body of knowledge, which may summarize a larger work. Specially printed gatefold digifile.

All Pacific 231 Titles

PARHELION – ‘Midnight Sun’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14

The debut full-length album from Canada’s Parhelion is a collection of sonic reflections on the natural geography and harsh climate of the arctic terrain. Perhaps more so, it is also a meditation on the sacred quality of this mysterious land and man’s relationship to it. Inspired both by the physical beauty as well as the mystic spirit which shrouds the northern landscapes, the album is the culmination of several years of studio experimentation and sound exploration. Blending guitar drones, icy synth pads and environmental sounds, “Midnight Sun” attempts to convey the solemn spirit of awe and reverence for the great white north through the use of sound and texture. Ltd x 1000 copies in a 6-panel digipak.

SCOTT HULL – ‘Audiofilm 2’ 3″ CD (Crucial Blast) – £6.50 / £7.50 / £8.50

Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) has been gradually revealing another side of his musical persona over the past few years; an obsession with cinematic soundscaping and dark evocative film scores, mutant electronic textures and pitch-black isolationism. On this second Audiofilm 3″ CD, Scott creates a much more frantic and energetic soundscape, this one alive with minimal bass-shuddering pulses and tone manipulations, layered swarms of insectile electronic chitter, swells of shadowy ambience, brain-melting plasma blasts, and vast tectonic drones. A brief but amazing dose of abstract dark ambient/noise that will appeal to fans of Bastard Noise, Astro, and freaked-out 70’s sci-fi synth soundtracks. Ltd x 1000 copies in a mini gatefold sleeve with artwork from Seldon Hunt.

All Scott Hull Titles

SOCCER COMMITTEE & MACHINEFABRIEK – ‘Redrawn’ CD (None) – £11 / £12 / £13

Soccer Committee and Machinefabriek’s “Drawn” (2008), remixed and covered by Andrea Belfi, Annelies Monseré, Francisco López, Gary Smith, Holden Goldmund, Kenneth Kirschner, Lawrence English, Mark Templeton, Nate Wooley, Németh, Peter Broderick, Squares On Both Sides, Stefano Pilia, Steinbrüchel, Taylor Deupree, The Fun Years, The North Sea, The Puddle Parade, Tori & Reiko & Namio Kudo and Xela. Although there’s a lot of different approaches on this disc, it feels like a homogenous whole. There’s intimate singer-songwriter-style tracks, as well as thick layered digital drones and raw guitar explorations… and everything in between. But there’s no question that everything has a delicate touch to it, making this compilation a beautiful and exciting trip. Card slipcase with inner sleeve.

All Machinefabriek Titles

SOLANACEAE & KING DUDE – ‘Split’ 7″ (Heidrunar Myrkrunar) – £11 / £12 / £13

Limited split between Seattle based King Dude – a psych / folk / cult act by TJ Cowgil – and Copenhagen based Solanaceae – a side project of Kim Larsen (Of The Wand And The Moon), which portrays a more psych folk and acoustic line of compositions than usually put forth in OTWATM. This release features 2 Neofolk / Psych / Folk Rock songs; ‘Sorrow And Its Companions’ by Solanaceae and ‘Werewolves’ by King Dude. Ltd x 500 copies in a thick card cover with insert.

All Solanaceae TitlesAll 7″ Vinyl

SOPHIA – ‘The Collective Works 2000-2003’ 4 x CD (Cyclic Law) – £30 / £33 / £36

Reissue of some of the most seminal Industrial albums of the last decade. Formed in 2000 by Peter Bjärgö (ARCANA) as a need to explore a harsher sonic terrain, SOPHIA was to become a very singular mix of pounding Martial like drum patterns mixed with orchestral arrangements and deep atmospheric passages, which later revealed to be part of the foundation and inspiration to many of today’s contemporary industrial artists. This set compiles SOPHIA’s earlier work from the years 2000-2003, which saw the release of 3 full length albums and 3 EPs. Included in this unique 4CD set are the albums “Sigillum Militum”, “Herbstwerk”, and “Spite”, as well as the “Aus Der Welt”, “The Seduction Of Madness” and “Death Dumb And Blind” EPs. This is the chance to be introduced to this very unique act or to rediscover these long out of print classics! Ltd x 1000 copies in a 6 panel A5 fold out cover with an 8 page booklet.

All Sophia Titles

SUB LUNA – ‘Awake!’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14

Sub Luna is a Swedish duo formed by Mikael Lindblom (also a live collaborator for Karjalan Sissit) and Fredrik Sooberg. Their sound has definitely been refined and expands the framework established with their previous album, the double CD “In The Shade of time”. Here Sub Luna merge more traditional elements of the dark folk genre with influences from the world of pop and rock and thus avoid falling into trappings of the genre. These are songs of love and hate, nostalgia and progression, magic and loss… songs of protest from the age of nihilism. Features a guest vocal appearance by Ann-Mari Thim (Arcana) and mastering from Peter Bjärgö. Ltd x 1000 copies in a digipak with booklet.

All Sub Luna Titles

THEOLOGIAN – ‘The Further I Get From Your Star, The Less Light I Feel On My Face’ CD
(Crucial Blast) – £11 / £12 / £13

Theologian is the new incarnation of New Yorker Leech (Navicon Torture Technologies). “The Further I Get From Your Star…” is an abyssal blast of nebulous black electronics and subterranean death-synth, picking up where he left off with his long-running project Navicon Torture Technologies. Theologian delivers it’s first full-length album, a seven-track descent into roaring, cosmic drone and howling black hole electronics, colossal industrial soundscapes and grim low-end heaviness. Like NTT, Theologian combines several different disciplines of industrial into a signature sound, a doom-laden hybrid of death industrial and power electronics and black ambience that’s spliced with a constant melodic presence; the music is harsh, often hellish, but accentuated by an icy, desolate beauty that gives “The Further I Get From Your Star…” it’s abyssal vibe. Six panel A5 digipak designed by Leech.

THOLEN – ‘Neuropol’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14

Neuropol is the name of a fictional city where bleak scenarios of a post-apocalyptic world are painted. A society divided in two distinct classes populates this contaminated place, a lethargic mass of working slaves on the surface trapped in vast industrial landscapes and the elite underground, who direct their doings while gaining power from rituals for the church of Miro. This album reveals the darkest corners of these subterranean temples, deadly industrial complexes  and hostile slums, where those enslaved are in search of spiritual salvation from mass control and misery. A road map of the winding paths of the oppression of flesh and spirit. Come to learn about the beauty of impending decay. Come to Neuropol. The music follows in the foot steps of his previous album “Sternklang”, with deep, multilayered ambient passages of unworldly proportions. Ltd x 1000 copies in a 6-panel digipak.

TRIORE – ‘Three Hours’ CD (Cold Meat Industry / Eternal Soul) – £13 / £14 / £15

This fairytale started to unravel with the release of Triarii’s “Piece Heroique”, as Christian Erdmann (Triarii) and Tomas Pettersson (Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio) gave birth to the track “Roses 4 Rome”. Both participants go beyond themselves, but TriORE is nonetheless the embodiment of all that which is Triarii, and all that which is Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio. The bombastic touch of Triarii is still there; the string sections, the choirs, the martial drums and much more; alongside the eloquence of Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, musically, melodically, as well as lyrically. This is what all lovers of both bands have been waiting for, a complete forty minutes of Art Deco Industrial Pop. Super jewelcase.

All TriORE Titles

VIDEL – ‘D’Monique Velsmord’ CD (Section XIII COMA) – £11 / £12 / £13

A 65-minute long meditative-ritual-drone-ambient mantra performed during three nocturnes 29 May – 1 June 2009. “…one is caressed by atmospheric waves of isolation, synchronized with death rattling drones against the static silence… Drones of anguish with bleak undertones of death pierce through the remnants of mania: an empty void liberating forgotten grief to entomb the listener in an aching trance, to reminisce in sorrow… D’Monique Velsmord embodies the essence of grief, a melancholic funeral dirge embracing the bleeding hues of emotion in isolation; the serenity in solitude…” (Ellamorte). Originally issued in an edition of just 5 copies in 2009. Remixed in May 2010. Ltd x 1087 copies in a slimline DVD case.

VISIONS – ‘Summoning The Void’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14

Visions is the Dark Ambient project of Frédéric Arbour (Cyclic Law boss). Following in the footsteps of “Lapse” (2005), “Summoning The Void” offers a deeper and more refined rendering of previously explored themes. This is unmistakably VISIONS, but a notch above in terms of spaciousness, musicality and profound spirituality. Passages that are more solemn and austere give way to ritualised motifs where voices from the void whisper words beyond words. Calm drifts bearing a more aerial and streamlined quality emerge, from which shards of light cut through the massive pitch-black backdrop where a bulging red sun awaits in the distance, endlessly and slowly consuming itself. Beyond that, nothingness. Void. A world and non-world of infinite proportions, a macrocosmic voyage through the hidden and intangible vastness of all… for we are stardust. Ltd x 1000 copies in an outsize embossed sleeve.

YEAR OF NO LIGHT – ‘Nord’ CD (Crucial Blast) – £11 / £12 / £13

“Nord” is the colossal debut from French ensemble Year Of No Light that was originally released by Radar Swarm in 2006. A heavy, chugging metallic monster that channels both gloomy atmospherics and crushing dirgecore. “Nord” orbits guitar-heavy early 90’s alt rock of bands like Swervedriver, Dinosaur Jr. and My Bloody Valentine, just as much as it draws from the crushing metallic post-hardcore pioneered by Old Man Gloom and Neurosis. “Nord” flows seamlessly between passages of ultra melodic post-rock and frenzied bursts of dissonant hardcore, to austere radiant guitar figures and gorgeous ambient drones, to massive doomy dirge metal, utterly gorgeous melodic bliss, and epic riffs, with powerful, strained vocals fighting through their wall of sound. Presented in a Stumptown gatefold sleeve with new artwork.

All Year Of No Light Titles

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘That It Stays Winter Forever’ CD (White Box) – £16 / £17 / £18

A limited edition three-way split CD album from Machinefabriek, Jan Kleefstra / Chris Bakker / Romke Kleefstra and Liondialer. The project came together when after playing several shows together in and around Europe, these ‘Masters of the Dark Arts’, decided it was time to collectively hit the Far East. This is the accompanying Japan-only tour CD for these three incredible acts, which is nothing short of absolute perfection from all three. Drone / Improv / Acoustic / Ambient / Experimental music. Ltd x 300 copies with obi strip. RARE – ACT FAST!

All White Box TitlesAll Compilations

VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Vox:One’ CD (OHM Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

OHM Records invited sound-manipulators to contribute to a compilation, with all tracks based on the same source sounds: the voice of female vocalist Ellen Aagaard. 9 years in the making, this international compilation features: Band Of Pain, Chaos As Shelter, Fredrik Ness Sevendal (DEL, Kobi), John Wiese, KK Null (4 tracks), Kobi, Mourmansk 150, O. Melby (Norwegian Noise Orchestra), Pål Asle Pettersen, RAAN, v.v. (Icon Of Throat) and Wilt. Ltd x 200 copies in a digipak.

All OHM Records TitlesAll Compilations

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APOPTOSE – ‘Bannwald’ CD (Tesco Organisation) – £12 / £13 / £14

On a Friday in September many years ago 3 girls went into a large forest in northern Germany. They never returned. Apoptose followed their path into the woods and listened closely to the voices whispering among the trees. “Bannwald” reflects the girls’ journey to a realm of witchcraft, fairy-tales and ancient goddesses. Here in the green twilight of rustling leafs and crackling twigs nothing is as it seems and reality is covered by a thick layer of autumn foliage. The term “Bannwald” bears a double meaning: On one hand it stands for a protected woodland where nobody is allowed to cut trees or even to enter. On the other hand “Bann” is an ancient word for ban or spell. After the urban nightmares of “Schattenmädchen”, Apoptose come back to the northern wilderness once more, the home of their first album “Nordland”. On “Bannwald” they join forces again to invoke the spirits of moss-covered stones and hidden glades. Comes in a superb spot-varnished 8-panel digisleeve, with a booklet and a separate CD sleeve. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

APOPTOSE – ‘Schattenmadchen’ CD (Tesco Organisation) – £12 / £13 / £14

Schattenmädchen (“shadow girl”) has always been around, waiting patiently for seven years to step out of the shadows and reveal its face. Apoptose’s third album explores dystopian locations: the undergrounds of Japanese megacities, the depths of worldwide data highways, the nightmares of little children. The 7 tracks express images of a desolate and dying world, far removed from the solitude of the beloved Northern woods. A world lacking daylight and oxygen. A bleak vision of reality. Over the years, several of these tracks made their way to compilation CDs and have now been rejuvenated and renamed especially for the unique listening experience of “Schattenmädchen”. Features Kenji Siratori on 3 tracks. Housed in an embossed 6-panel digifile with booklet.

ASTRO / CRAZY RIVER / KOBI / LOVE HZ – ‘Penguin House’ 7″ (OHM Records)
– £8 / £9 / £10

Harsh noise set recorded live at Penguin House, Tokyo, Japan in March 2007. Lineup: Hiroshi Hasegawa, Per Gisle Galåen, Kai Mikalsen and Petter Flaten Eilertsen. Listen to music equipment being abused and smashed and the crowd going wild during eight minutes of sonic mayhem. Artwork by Lasse Marhaug. Limited edition of just 202 copies. ACT FAST!!

GENOCIDE ORGAN – ‘Remember’ 2 x CD (Tesco Organisation)
– £16 / £17.50 / £19

The 10th anniversary of “Remember” sees its re-release, containing an extra of 50 minutes of live material (total time: 139 minutes). This gives an oversight of G.O. performances from the very beginning until the year 2000. Powerful, provocative and subversive Industrial, Noise and Power Electronics. All material was remastered for this release by Jerome Nougaillon (Propergol) and the artwork is completely overworked, now presented in a stunning silver-embossed, gatefold hardcover with booklet.

GNAW THEIR TONGUES – ‘An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood’ CD
(Crucial Blast) – £11 / £12 / £13

Reissue of the extremely limited LP (Ltd x 250, Burning World Records) from this ultra heavy act. Harrowing, apocalyptic, bestial ritual music from the deepest, darkest cellars of the Netherlands. Avant black metal, agonising funeral doom and blackened experimental drone noise stab forth again and again until all the blood is spilt and total carnage is all that remains. Pure dread put to music. Recommended for disturbed folk into Abruptum, Khanate, Axis Of Perdition, Swans and Univers Zero. “The bleakness and sheer refusal to allow any light to permeate proceedings alongside the non-linear, sprawling nature of the tracks will alienate a lot of people, but for anyone looking for something truly extreme, you’ll have a hard time beating this” (Kerrang). Hardback digifile.

KIRLIAN CAMERA – ‘Errinerung’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

Re-release of the long-deleted Kirlian Camera masterpiece ‘Erinnerung’. This legendary band commanded by Angelo Bergamini and Elena Fossi, present an incredible album and a trip into the time to the post war Europe, with beautifully expressive female vocals. Another piece of the puzzle into the band discography. The album comes in a jewelcase with brand new artwork and includes four bonus unreleased tracks.

MERZBOW – ‘Mini Cycle’ 3″ CD (OHM Records) – £6 / £7 / £8

“The basis of this work was recorded in a radio station in Oslo and later reworked in Merzbow’s bedroom studio. I must admit I don’t know where Masami’s love for chickens comes from, but a whole chicken chorus is present on this work. They are their in the form loops, and on top Merzbow improves with computers. A dense, cloudy swirl of sound is what the result… Despite the work done later on in the studio, the ‘live’ element is still present here” (Vital). Comes in a little gatefold digifile.

SCOTT HULL – ‘Audiofilm 1’ 3″ CD (Crucial Blast) – £6.50 / £7.50 / £8.50

Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) has been gradually revealing another side of his musical persona over the past few years; an obsession with cinematic soundscaping and dark evocative film scores, mutant electronic textures and pitch-black isolationism. This first part of the Audiofilm Series is a terrifying fug of demonic drone that utilises stereo panning and slabs of obsidian ambience, slowly unfolding over the length of the piece to reveal layers of malevolent black drone and unsettling voices, seemingly lost between planes of shadow. Recommended for fans of Lustmord and Scorn. Ltd x 1000 copies in a mini gatefold sleeve with artwork from Seldon Hunt.

STALINGRAD – ‘Court Martial’ CD (Twilight Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

Re-release of the first album by Stalingrad, a side-project of, and the more orchestral side of, Kirlian Camera. An amazing mixture of bombastic pompous orchestration, combining Neofolk elements with Neoclassical and Industrial atmospheres. Oppressive Neoclassical, utilising militant percussion and heavenly voices, though some tracks have a more industrial feel. Perhaps the soundtrack for a movie about the battle of Stalingrad? Remastered with all new artwork in a jewelcase. Highly recommended!


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