May 082017
 

OUT 22nd MAY:

– SHIFT –

SHIFT ‘ABANDON‘ CD (CSR236CD)

“Abandon [uh-ban-duh n] The concept of leaving completely and finally forsake utterly; desert: to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship. To give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon hope. To give up the control of: to abandon a city to an enemy army. To yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control: to abandon oneself. Law. to cast away, leave, or desert, as property or a child. Obsolete. To banish.”

Following the unrestrained act of aggression that was 2014’s “Altamont Rising”, SHIFT returns to more personal and ethereal domains on “Abandon”. Created over a ten year period from a huge cache of sources, boiled down to four tracks of unyielding slow moving heaviness. Abandon features several guest appearances and is SHIFT’s most complex recording to date.

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OUT 15th MAY
OUT NOW!
SHE SPREAD SORROW
MINE‘ LP (CSR231LP)

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TENHORNEDBEAST
DEATH HAS NO COMPANION‘ CD (CSR227CD)

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“Mine” is the second release for the Italian artist Alice Kundalini with her solo project She Spread Sorrow. Between the dark rooms of an abandoned college, where whispers and obscene thoughts mingle, where little bells and distortions come together, the inner voices are fleeing to the rules of harmony to awaken a darker sound, hidden and deprived, of those who have something to hide. Ritual deathscapes, obscure Death Industrial, sinful Power Electronics. Ltd x 300 copies with digital download code.
Created from the solitude of the high and lonely places, Death Has No Companion uses the TenHornedBeast aesthetic to explore the isolation of the inner and outer worlds. Discordant piano chords build to shimmering blizzards of feedback. Drones and tones fall like snow and settle in the frozen landscapes. Strings flutter in the bitter winds. Does the spirit not falter when the Wanderer sees the night fall before him? Lamentation and sorrow. Winter eternal and everlasting. We all must walk the Long Road alone. Death has no companion. 6-panel digipak.

OUT NOW ON COLD SPRING:

SKULLFLOWER ‘The Spirals Of Great Harm‘ 2 x CD (CSR225CD)

NYTT LAND ‘Fimbulvinter
CD (CSR234CD)

LA BREICHE ‘Le Mal Des Ardents‘ CD (CSR224CD)

The new sprawling double disc from black noise classicists Skullflower – referencing Inferno 17, Dante and Virgil’s spiralling descent into the abyss on demon Geryon. Full of harsh beauty and hymns for lost Albions, battle songs against the homogenisation of modern ‘lyfe’ – f**k the new estate!

“Hedgerows, tapestries, dream woods, dragon lands. After “Draconis”, we have been released to roam through the multiverse, fashioning trinkets and ornaments from jewelled sounds, and leaving them as waymarkers on our astral travels. We seem to be circling, encountering familiar territories, yet always changed, because these circles, from a true perspective; are all part of a great averse spiral, our pattern, our map, which is the terrain itself. You will hear hints and echoes of native keening, lush prog romanticism, and the charcoal textures of noise, but all subsumed within our alchemy, the unmistakable wellspring of sound that is SF”. 6-panel double digipak.

Notably outstanding on the Russian scene and largely compared with the legendary Wardruna, NYTT LAND are unique in their devotion to ritual Northern music and tradition. Their approach, using genuine native hand-crafted instruments, and true Old Norse, help them to grasp the true spirit of ancient Northern music like no one in Eastern Europe has done before. Their music is mostly based on the sources from Poetic Edda, performed in original Old Islandic.”Fimbulvinter” is enriched with instruments like bagpipes and trembita (Alpine horn), and throat singing skillfully used to illustrate the occurrence of the forces of chaos; chthonic monsters in the world of men and gods. Fear and powerlessness alongside belief in the coming revival, renewal. All Scandinavian mythology is permeated with fatalism, humbleness to fate. The same mood saturates “Fimbulvinter”. The first part is dedicated to the creation of the world and people, embodying the warm seasons. The second half to winter, the death of all living things. 6-panel digipak featuring all lyrics.
LA BREICHE (“the witch”) features two well-known musicians: Arexis and Lafforgue of Stille Volk – a band best known since 1994 as one of the pioneers of Pagan Folk in Europe – and of Pagan Black French band Sus Scrofa.

“Le Mal Des Ardents” (“Holy Fire”) is a concept album about fears, terrors, about the balance between folklore and reason, myth and common sense, light and darkness, past and present, modernity and archaism. The album marries minimalism, purity, a fine approach and ancient instruments: traditional music (hurdy gurdy, shawm, polyphonies, percussion, gongs); the gloom of oppressive dark ambient; the slow pace of ritual music, wavering between modernity and archaism. Voices rise towards beauty, lifting it away from some occult mud. Holy Fire takes us back to a forgotten world – a primal, ancient, wild and free world, pervaded by secret dances of sorcerers’, unfathomable forests, remote and lifeless places. 6-panel digipak.

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RECENT RELEASES:

ZOS KIA / COIL
‘Transparent’
CD
(CSR230CD)
ZOS KIA / COIL
‘Transparent’
2 x LP
(CSR230LP)
ZOS KIA / COIL
‘Transparent’
T-Shirt
(CSR230TS)
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
‘Deathward, To The Womb’
CD / LP
(CSR222CD/LP)
John Gosling (MEKON), John Balance (COIL) and Min, with guest Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson (THROBBING GRISTLE). The entire recordings are now released for the first time and are completely remastered from the unedited tapes. Includes 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks by AKE (pre-ZOS KIA). The music on Transparent is genuinely unsettling and disturbing, with a more primal Industrial feel than the Coil album which followed; ‘Scatology’. 6-panel digipak.
Double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Artwork with unseen images. Comes with download card.

All editions come with an exclusive artcard, available from Cold Spring only!

An essential insight into the very early work of these extraordinary artists and an undeniable link between Coil and Throbbing Gristle.

Black shirt with album cover image on front.
TxRxP’s long out of print debut release: Deathward, To The Womb finally sees a proper reissue. Appended to the 6 original songs is a specially commissioned ritual work entitled “I Remember When I Was God” (included as download for the vinyl edition). Babalon was summoned at Winter Solstice 2015, with assistance from Alone In The Hollow Garden, A.I.L of Arktau Eos, Michael Idehall, KzR of Bölzer, Nÿland ii of Hadewych, and Æther. CD in 6-panel digipak. LP with 6mm spine. Ltd x 500 copies with download card.
CD – £10.50
2 x LP – £18
T-Shirt – £15
CD – £10.50 / LP – £15

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