Feb 072011
 
NEW RELEASES ON ANT-ZEN:

EMPUSAE & SHINKIRO. ORGANIC.AURAL.ORNAMENTS. CD. ANT-ZEN ACT252
empusae is a project created by sal-ocin who is also a member of
various other projects such as this morn' omina, tzolk'in, project
arctic and also works as a live member of ah cama-sotz and in slaughter
natives. sal-ocin is always open-minded about working together with
other artists, as can be heard on this album: a liaison with manabu
hiramoto a.k.a. shinkiro from osaka, japan who collaborated with
artists like contagious orgasm, hybryds and jack or jive, and who has
also made releases under the name kotodama. organic.aural.ornaments is
based mostly on track-sources from manabu supplemented by sal-ocin.
both artists' aural characteristics merge perfectly: shinkiro's
cinematic dark soundscapes with a meditative touch blend with empusae's
haunting ritualistic ambience and enthralling melodies. varied rhythmic
structures ranging from tribal to minimalistic sequences loom out of
the vast, lamenting synth sounds - a kaleidoscope of ethereal
atmospheres, both enthralling and enchanting. in sal-ocin's words, the
term 'organic' fits perfectly concerning the result of this
collaborative work. two artistic minds fused into one, creating a movie
without visuals or dialogue. organic.aural.ornaments is waiting for you
to step through the frame and into an imagined world, and we highly
recommend taking the chance.
available: 23february2k11

PHILIPP MÜNCH. INTO THE ABSURD. CD. ANT-ZEN ACT255
philipp münch has worked as an active musician since the beginning of
the 90s and has formed countless projects covering all facets of
electronic music like ars moriendi, the incredible three, monokrom and
synapscape. during the last two years he has recorded the first album
to be released under his full name: into the absurd. the sound design
shown here certainly contains repetition, but intelligent and well
thought out repetition. a masterful demonstration of minimalism and
animalism initially designed to rethink the boundaries of popular music
and influenced by pioneering groups of the british industrial music
scene in the mid 70's, such as throbbing gristle, cabaret voltaire and
clock dva. these artists were the genesis of the sound that legions of
followers would mutate in a myriad of directions into genres that you
know and love. pulsing drones, dark ambient soundscapes, analog style
drum machines, hard dark synth lines and monotonous bass loops
distorted to the point where it borders on harsh noise. these sounds
merge together with treated voices and samples. occasional distortion
gives the music a rough edge, but elements of beauty are also expressed
within the landscape philipp paints. this album will take you to
amazing places. play it in the dark, or set your analog television
between channels and watch the static while listening.
available: 11february2k11

NEW DIGITAL RELEASE AVAILABLE:

KLANGSTABIL. SENDEN UND EMPFANGEN. ANT-ZEN DIG020
this very first klangstabil release 'senden und empfangen' was
originally published by the german label shokoy on 12'' vinyl in 1995,
limited to 999 copies. the sounds of fm transmissions, manipulated
voices, harsh synths and distorted beats resulted in dark, minmalistic
industrial soundscapes. even though, surprisingly, the project was not
influenced by this genre at all. the vinyl version is long since
deleted, so this important klangstabil release is now available again,
this time in a digital format.
available on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/senden-und-empfangen/id404922965
available on eMusic.com:
http://www.emusic.com/album/Klangstabil-senden-und-empfangen-MP3-Downlo
ad/12283908.html

NEW ITEMS IN THE ANT-ZEN DISTRIBUTION:
MILLIPEDE. powerless. cd. hymen. ¥789. available: 24february2k11
JEROME CHASSAGNARD. the time from underneath. cd. hymen. ¥790.
available: 17february2k11
5F-X. flight recorder 5.0. cd. hands. hands-d155. available: now!!!
SCHACHTANLAGE GEGENORT . DENISE RITTER. aufgelassen. cd. hands.
hands-d156. available: now!!!
EDGEY. misfire. cd. hands. hands-d157. available: now!!!
THE PCP PRINCIPLE. rhythmus ex heretica. cd. hands. hands-d158.
available: now!!!
GEISTFORM. transistor music. cd. hands. hands-d159. available: now!!!
V.A.. the reconstruction of fives. cd. n5md. md182. available: now!!!
SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM. lahar. cd. connexion bizarre. ncb024.
available: now!!!
LAURENT PERNICE VS. LAURENT PERRIER. play piano and sounds. cd.
sound on probation. sop013. available: now!!!
SEMIMOMINE. from memory. cd. ad noiseam. adn139. available:
11february2k11
BALKANSKY & LOOP STEPWALKER.  . 12". ad noiseam. adn141.
available: end february2k11
BLACK. black compendium 2010. magazine. black. black2010.
available: now!!!

FORTHCOMING - MARCH 2k11:
PORT-ROYAL. 2000-2010 - the golden age of consumerism. 2cd. n5md. md183
NEAR THE PARENTHESIS. japanese for beginners. cd. n5md. md184
SUBTRACTIVELAD. kindred. cd. n5md. md185

NEWSFLASH - SALT @ GRAPHIC BEATS DESIGN BOOK

http://www.flickr.com/photos/salz/sets/72157625580945266

graphic beats independent record covers and packaging. book. isbn:
978-84-96823-13-6. monsa. 2010. barcelona, spain.
published design projects by salt:
imminent - cask strength ant-zen act239.
talbot & deru - genus ant-zen act236.
graphic beats has collected a large number of covers from all over
the world in which we can find an enormous range of graphic
images from dozens of artists and music genres. and we
thought it would be a good idea to play a little game. we
highlighted the music genre for each project at the top of the page.
are we able to tell the genre of each album merely from the visual
impact of its cover?
http://www.monsa.com - http://www.monsashop.com

NEWSFLASH - MANDELBROT REMIXED FREE WEB RELEASE ON AUDIOPHOB

on "remixed" 14 projects present their interpretations of mandelbrot
tracks from all three releases on audiophob. of course, other projects
already known from audiophob - namely spherical disrupted, alarmen,
zero degree and phelios took the chance to contribute to this
release, but so did a lot of other well known projects, including
imminent, salt, p·a·l, bipol and frl. linientreu. beyond doubt a quite
impressive list of remixers, but with nearly 90 minutes of
free music this is also the most extensive auphnet-release so far.
download link can be found at:
http://www.audiophob.de/auphnet010.shtml

NEWSFLASH - BODYSTYLER MAGAZINE ANT-ZEN ARTISTS INTERVIEWS

nin kuji interview:
http://www.electrozine.net/interview/nin-kuji-2010.html

zero degree interview:
http://www.electrozine.net/interview/zero-degree-2010.html

NEWSFLASH - IMMINENT TRACK NOMINATED FOR CATEGORY 'DANCEFLOOR'
@ QWARTZ 7

these tracks were nominated out of 3.904 tracks / 456 albums:

avalanche by erol alkan & boys noize in avalanche/lemonade - phantasy
[united kingdom]
bock by imminent [belgium] in cask strength - ant-zen [germany]
campane by i cani [italy] in concerto 001 - 51 beats [italy]
mind damage by xenia beliayeva [russia] in ever since - shitkatapult
[germany]
rabbit by paral-lel [france] in monkey money - bee records [france]
raga bhairav by charanjit singh [india] in 10 ragas to a disco beat -
bombay connection records [netherlands]
tear by neurov - pharmacom records [germany]
the beat of the heart by daniel meteo in working class – shitkatapult
[germany]
the floor filler by anthony 'shake' shakir [united states] in
frictionalism 1994-2009 - rush hour recordings [netherlands]

all nominated releases will be presented online on
http://www.qwartz.org.
internet-users are invited to listen and vote for the releases in each
category from january, 31, 2011

prize-winners will be known at the qwartz 7 awards ceremony
friday, april 1, 2011, at le théâtre du trianon (paris 18e)

NEWSFLASH - MONO-AMINE PRESENTS HARDCORE STAR TREK

on the 25th of february darkforce will present a unique and one time
event; hardcore star trek. on this event we can celebrate the birthday
of mono-amine in an atmosphere of on the one side star trek and on the
other side the experience of some of the best dark uplifting
adventurous and intense music the low lands (and belgium) has to offer!
madness and kickass music will set the tone of the night.

theme and dresscode will be ...star trek, so all klingons, borg,
ferengi, federation staff and all other related individuals are welcome
to come and celebrate this night of madness with us!
all performers will present unique live and dj-sets also in startrek
theme. this will be something you do not want to miss!

the venue only has a capacity of 250 visitors so we decided to use a
facebook event and the emailadress jwf.gransjean@ziggo.nl as ways
where you can put yourself on the reservationlist. all reservations
will be contacted one week in advance of the party for confirmation.

location:
korsakov, lijnbaansgracht 161, amsterdam
time 22.00 to 04.00
damage 7,5 euro

lineup:
mr gasmask (binairy bassline) be - http://www.mrgasmask.com
mono-amine (darkforce, ant-zen, vendetta music) -
http://www.myspace.com/monoamine
http://www.facebook.com/monoamine
oozi (kxstarter) - http://kxstarter.freetekno.nl/

dj violence will be brought to you by:
stefan (zmk) - http://www.myspace.com/stefanzmk
dj distortedchaos - http://www.myspace.com/dj_distortedchaos
david k (storm, area 51) - http://www.stormparty.nl

star trek porn visuals by neko vleer

lets make this one night we wont be able to forget!
to boldly go where no freak has gone before!
when you are interested; reserve and come early!!!
for more info or enquiries contact joost mono-amine thru facebook or
jwf.gransjean@ziggo.nl

CONCERTS AND DATES:

12february2k11
ah cama-sotz
@ pmk, innsbruck, austria

19february2k11
ultra milkmaids
@ echos flottants, strassbourg, france
info: http://www.ososphere.org

25february2k11
klangstabil, mono no aware
@ matrix, bochum, germany

25february2k11
mono-amine
@ korsakoff, amsterdam, the netherlands

04-05march2k11
empusae, tzolk'in, imminent, flint glass and more
@ dark sun club, athens, greece

08march2k11
thorofon, red chamber, the on/off corporation
@ rhiz, wien, austria
info: http://rhiz.org

12march2k11
frl. linientreu, nin kuji
@ dark dance treffen, lahr, germany
info: http://www.dark-dance.de

18march2k11
empusae
@ baroeg, rotterdam, the netherlands

19march2k11
empusae
@ de klinker, aarschot, belgium

20march2k11
empusae
@ werkstatt, köln, germany

01-02april2k11
elektroanschlag no.12
feat. ahnst anders, bad sector, dive, cent ans de solitude, ex_tension,
feine trinkers bei pinkels daheim, gjöll, ic 434, igorrr, le
moderniste, mezire, näo, nullgrad, the pcp principle, republik of
screens, saturmzlide, transistor, tzolk'in
@ tenne brauerei, altenburg, germany
info: http://www.elektroanschlag.de

02april2k11
klangstabil,
@ club centrum, erfurt, germany

synapscape russian federation tour 2011:
08april2k11 - ekatarinburg
09april2k11 - moscow
10april2k11 - rostov-on-don
more info t.b.a.

15april2k11
klangstabil
@ tivoli de helling, utrecht, holland

16april2k11
klangstabil
@ muziekgieterij, maastricht, holland

24april2k11
asche, frl. linientreu
@ bastard club, osnabrück, germany
info: http://www.myspace.com/zeitfuerlaerm

25april2k11
genevieve pasquier
@ rhiz, wien, austria
info: http://rhiz.org

06-07may2k11
forms of hands 11
feat. empusae, winterkälte, edgey, greyhound, maschinenkrieger kr52 vs.
disraptor, angina p - more t.b.a.
@ zeche auguste viktoria grubenausbauwerkstatt, marl, germany
info: http://www.formsofhands.de

18june2k11
100blumen, objekt/urian, drape excrement, flutwacht
@ kontrastbühne, zweibrücken, germany
info: http://www.deluidspreker.de

25june2k11
klangstabil
@ haus 11, stuttgart, germany

08july2k11
klangstabil
@ markthalle, hamburg, germany

16july2k11
klangstabil
@ amphi festival, tanzbrunnen, köln, germany

03september2k11
klangstabil
@ nocturnal culture-night, deutzen, germany

30september - 02october2k11
maschinenfest 2011
line-up t.b.a.
@ turbinenhalle, oberhausen, germany
info: http://www.maschinenfest.de

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