Disques de Lapin proudly releases new albums by Thomas Nöla and Jerome Deppe while Eskimo Films unveils the new jungle castrato comedy “Blood Jungle”…
EVERYTHING AT THE ESKIMO/LAPIN SHOPPE
NOTE 1: THOMAS NÖLA & THE BLACK HOLE – “Monoliths”
Disques de Lapin presents a new collection of dystopian soul and New World music from Thomas Nöla & the Black Hole. Featuring tinges of newer wave and panopticon balladry, “Monoliths” marks a notably more synthetic sound than previously seen by Nöla. “Monoliths” comes as either a CD (housed in a letterpressed arigatopak) or as a limited cassette+MP3 edition (in a cassette arigatopak with hand-drawn cover). Both versions come with a full lyrics sheet. Available in THE SHOPPE. Here are two of its songs…
“REPTILES LIKE US” – THOMAS NÖLA & THE BLACK HOLE – “Reptiles Like Us”
“PLATEAU” – THOMAS NÖLA & THE BLACK HOLE – “Plateau”
NOTE 2: “BLOOD JUNGLE” OUT NOW ON DVD – Starring Jim Ether and Thomas Nöla
16:9 – 93 min. – NTSC – REGION FREE
Starring Jim Ether, Thomas Nöla, Mike Langlie, David Ewing & more…
Director: Thomas Nöla
Producer: David Joseph Clarke
Score: Les Paradisiers
“A bit of godless jungle exploration and deadpan homo-eroticism explode deep in the tropics with Thomas Nöla’s fourth full length film ‘Blood Jungle’ …or ‘Eviva il Coltello!’ Stars Jim Ether as a rambunctiously vengeful castrato and Thomas Nöla as an undead vicar. Blood… sex… Satan… dodos… all on one distant, forgotten island”
1. TRAILER: “BLOOD JUNGLE” Trailer
2. A SNIPPET: Snippet from “BLOOD JUNGLE” – Eskimo Films (2011)
3. ANOTHER SNIPPET: Another snippet from “BLOOD JUNGLE” – Eskimo Films (2011)
Here’s what the one and only Nicolas Caesar says about “Blood Jungle”:
When a film opens with a beheading you have to can’t help but lock your ass into your chair, put toothpicks under your eyes and say “Let’s see what you got Earthman!”. I’ve been a fan for some time of Thomas Nola’s work. Maybe it’s the drinking or maybe it’s because I’m not being led down the rabbit hole by my hand. They carry themselves as a Victorian play soaked in opium with fluttering hints of linear movement. The actors carry themselves like mad puppets with jagged purpose. They flit through expressions with wild glee. Each mood shifts with the hammer of a gun…and the mood of the film is highly nihilistic in regular Nola style. The Ex-Vicar enters the film as one of the living dead (head recently re-attached) and joins eunuch Agostino through a dream of philosophy, damnation, and revenge.
From the title I thought it was going to be a cannibal jungle film like Make Them Die Slowly or Cannibal Holocaust. Nola has a great 70’s feel to his films much like the later Hammer films or technicolor stylized horror like The Devil’s Rain. I think it’s strength is the inability to really put your thumb on what it’s like or what it is. It’s sort of a cocktail. You can easily look at a film like House of a 1,000 Corpses and see every influence. With Nola those influences transcend sobriety.
I remember exploitation directors say their films were made so that you can pop in and out of them for some drive-in hanky panky and not need to catch up on the plot whereas Nola’s films have the delivery that you’re popping in and out of consciousness but through all the tattered scraps you can see the complete picture. It’s cinema anarchy. Films like this should have a warning sticker on the box that says “Don’t try to answer all the questions in your mind, just embrace them and take the trip”. It is a film about questions. You can say it’s a debate. You could also say it’s a warning.
Self-important old men, genital mutilation for the sake of tradition, and religious hypocrisy are the Dodos of our society. This film is a rebellion. A wake up call to the old way. I wont say it’s our generation’s God Save The Queen but it has ideas in it that need to be explored. It’s an intellectual film, it’s not Transformers 5. So if you’re a fan of Crispin Glover’s ‘What is it?’ or Lindsay Anderson’s ‘If…’ – you’ll enjoy this film. It’s weird cinema with a message. If you’re looking for gore, naked chicks, etc – I recommend Hobo with a Shotgun.” – Nicolas Caesar, August 2011
DOWNLOAD THE LES PARADISIERS/ALESSANDRO MORESCHI SOUNDTRACK FOR FREE HERE:
NOTE 3: JEROME DEPPE – “Songs of Love, Hate and Fear”
Well it’s springtime, and for some that means crucifixions, the Easter bunny, post partum depression and the wonders of baseball. However, if that someone is Jerome Deppe, it means the release of a new musical project; “Songs of Love, Hate and Fear.” A follow up to the lavishly produced and dangerously depressing multi-media piece “Showtunes for the Damned,” “Songs…” is part homage to long lost and current folk/rock classics as well as an ambitious foray into the new realm of Dark Romantic Art Music. Brilliantly designed by the wizard of Disques de Lapin, Thomas Nöla, featuring the photography of Philadelphia artist David Starks, the songs have been elegantly mixed and produced by the legendary Drew Raison of Big Sky Audio. With the cameo appearances of neo-folk luminaries: David E. Williams and Thomas Nöla, along with the assorted talents of Adrina Hansen, Karen Langley, Tristan Deppe, Jennifer Raison and Melissa Wright, “Songs of Love, Hate and Fear” is the most poignant and revealing glimpse into the artist’s soul to date. A must have for any music collection and a must listen for any serious contemporary music fan, you will not be disappointed and the Doctor has guaranteed it! “Songs of Love, Hate and Fear” comes in a 6 panel digipak from the Eskimo/Lapin Shoppe and will be available as a digital download through Lapin’s Bandcamp page in the near future.
“DEAD HORSES” – Jerome Deppe – “Dead Horses”
NOTE 4: CASSETTES
Guess what? Disques de Lapin has started to release cassettes. It’s true. And they come with digital downloads, so you can enjoy analog and digital at your discretion. Out now are cassette+MP3 editions of 2010’s “Rainy Day Rainbow People” from Thomas Nöla & the Black Hole along with their new “Monoliths” album. Why, each copy of “Rainy Day Rainbow People” comes in a hand-drawn arigatopak, with each cover being different. For “Monoliths,” each arigatopak is hand-drawn in charcoal.
Supposedly coming this summer are cassette+MP3 albums by Boys List and The Universes. Stay tuned, maybe.
NOTE 5: LAPIN BANDCAMP
Many Disques de Lapin releases are now streamable (for free) and available for DRM-free, lossless download at the new Lapin Bandcamp page. See here: http://lapin.bandcamp.com/
ALSO NEW TO THE ESKIMO/LAPIN SHOPPE:
O PARADIS – “Mi Viejo Trono” LP
O PARADIS – “Carreteras” CD
EKRA – “Pills for an Ill Silly Heart” CD-R
EVERYTHING AVAILABLE IN THE ESKIMO/LAPIN SHOPPE: http://www.eskimofilms.com/shoppe.html
HEY SOUTH AMERICANS… KALI YUGA DISTRIBUTION (CHILE) WILL SOON HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF THESE RELEASES…
With a handshake,
ESKIMO FILMS/DISQUES DE LAPIN