Oct 282010
 

COLD SPRING RELEASE NEWS
ALL PRE-ORDERS HAVE SHIPPED FOR:
MERZBOW / Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left
MZ.412 – ‘In Nomine Dei Nostri Luciferi Satanas

IN THE PRESS
There’s an interview with TenHornedBeast in Special Interests #4
There’s an interview with TenHornedBeast at Musique Machine


STEVEN SEVERIN UK TOUR
New dates in Wem Town Hall, Dundee DCA and London Tate Britain

STEVEN SEVERIN‘s “Blood Of A Poet” UK tour is well underway! You can still catch him at the following Picturehouse Cinemas:
OCTOBER: 28th Derby Quad, 29th Cardiff Chapter Arts, 30th Oxford Phoenix (6:30pm), 30th Bristol Festival Of Lunacy (11pm), 31st Exeter Picturehouse.
NOVEMBER: 1st Bath Little Theatre, 2nd Bristol Watershed, 4th Inverness Eden Court, 8th Croydon Clocktower, 11th Sheffield Showroom, 12th Nottingham Broadway, 13th Leicester Phoenix, 14th Birmingham Electric, 16th Wem Town Hall, 18th Edinburgh Cameo, 28th Dundee DCA.
DECEMBER: 3rd London Tate Britain


MZ. 412 | Vault 5 x CD Boxset (CSR142B) £80 / £90 / £100
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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 pin-badge, tie, artcards and other surprises! Housed in a black wooden boxset with silver print and clasp. Ltd x 300 only!!!


MZ. 412 | In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi CD (CSR136CD) £11 / £12 / £13
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First of 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series, with a new album planned for next year. 1995 bore witness to the resurrection of nefarious Swedish horde MZ. 412 (previously Maschinenzimmer 412) – Nordvargr, Drakh, Ulvtharm and Shaitan. This ground-breaking, genre-defining album saw the inventors of “Black Industrial” blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise. “In Nomine…” captures the darkest sides of Satanism, death and ritual sacrifice. An enduring, blasphemous statement of True Swedish Black Industrial. This remastered version features two previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions and all new artwork. Housed in a matt digipak with spot varnishing.

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STEVEN SEVERIN | Blood Of A Poet CD (CSR135CD) £11 / £12 / £13
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Acclaimed solo artist and founding member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steven Severin’s debut album for Cold Spring Records is titled “Blood Of A Poet (Le Sang d’un Poete). This album is his entire soundtrack to Jean Cocteau’s 1930 black & white surrealist classic and is the second in his ongoing series of “Music For Silents”. “Blood Of A Poet” received it’s premiere at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood in January this year and this October sees Severin embark on his first ever solo tour of the UK hosted by the Picturehouse chain of cinemas. Stunning gatefold digisleeve.

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MERZBOW & Z’EV | Spiral Right / Spiral Left CD (CSR133CD) £11 / £12 / £13
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In the planning (and many faxes, emails and discussions in person) for 20 years, finally this stunning collaborative release for Cold Spring from Japanese Noise king Merzbow and legendary elemental sound artist Z’EV is here. The tracks were created in London and Tokyo, with each artist remixing the other’s original sounds. Two tracks weighing in at 22 minutes apiece! Dark Ambient Noise in a special textured card digisleeve.

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BAND OF PAIN | Sacred Flesh O.S.T. CD (CSR33CD) £10 / £11 / £12
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A dark journey into realms of mental anguish and repression; a very Black Ambient soundtrack. 10 year anniversary edition of 666 copies!


GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch T-Shirt (CSR137TS) £13
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Black shirt with doom-laden grey print (front print with cover design and backprint with the Goatvargr logo).


GOATVARGR | Black Snow Epoch CD (CSR126CD) £10 / £11 / £12
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The second unholy union of Lord Nordvargr (MZ.412, Folkstorm, Toroidh) and Goat. Industrial loops and analogue keyboards merge with sheet metal and chains. Foldout poster cover.


FORTHCOMING RELEASES:

PSYCHIC TV
– ‘Themes’ 7CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
MACHINEFABRIEK – ‘Vloed’ CD (CSR138CD)
MZ. 412 – ‘Burning The Temple Of God’ CD (CSR140CD)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold’ 2CD (CSR100CD) – The follow up to John Barleycorn Reborn!
ALL AVAILABLE COLD SPRING TITLES

STEVEN SEVERIN
• 5 Oct – 3 Dec 10, “Le Sang D’Un Poete” UK Tour, Various Picturehouse Cinemas (UK)

ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI
• 31 Oct 10, TNT Club, Milan (IT)
• 5 Feb 10, Theatrefabrik, Leipzig (DE)

ANNI HOGAN
• 18 Nov 10, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal (UK)
• 26 Nov 10, Dundee Mountain Film Festival, Dundee (UK)
• 11 Mar 11, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield (UK)
• 26 Mar 11, Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, Llanberis (UK)

IRON FIST OF THE SUN
• 2 Dec 10, Confession 2, The Grosvenor, London (UK)
with Bizarre Uproar, MK9 and more!

LAIBACH
• 15 Dec 10, The Garage, London (UK)
• 16 Dec 10, Grand Classic, Glasgow (UK)
[ View Full Laibach Tour >> ]


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). Tickets and full info soon!

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Krief De Soli

Longing For Dawn

Sistrenatus

Whisper Room
For a limited time only – and limited stock on each – the 4 CDs above are available at the special price of £30.00 (UK), £32.00 (EU), £34.00 (World) – Including postage. Full info and ordering

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ANTOINE CHESSEX / ARNAUD RIVIÈRE – ‘Split’ 7″ (Le Petit Mignon) – £11 / £12.50 / £14
Split vinyl featuring electrophone butcher Arnaud Rivière (Textile Orchestra, Tank J, Bobby Moo) on the polish side and the tenor sax gynaecologist Antoine Chessex (Monno) on the pill side. “Antoine Chessex’s sax sounds like an alarm until its swamped in HWN – in which tide it rises and falls, Arnaud Rivière’s electronics are equally brilliant and harsh – though much more sporadic… if anyone is into noise or art or just beautiful things – get this or weep” (Vital Weekly). Ltd x 300 copies on clear vinyl in a hand-stamped, hand-numbered, silkscreened foldout cover. FEW COPIES IN STOCK – ACT FAST!

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COSMIC NOISE – ‘Issue One’ Magazine – £4 / £5 / £6
First issue of this UK fanzine dedicated to Japanese Noise / Rock / Psych / Experimental music. Features interviews with: Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner, Tsurubami), TsuShiMaMiRe and Ryuki Akira, plus features on Boris, BoaDrum77, the Tzadik label (Melt Banana, Mono etc), women in the Japanese Rock / Avant-Garde / Metal scene and Nihonjinron (Japanese culture / identity). Also includes a releases / live section. A5 xerox with full-colour cover.

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES – ‘L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante – Black’ LP
(Burning World Records) – £14 / £18 / £22
Gnaw Their Tongues transcend genres, creating their own distinct sound. Descriptors include ambient black metal, funeral doom metal, industrial drone etc. Instrumentation relies heavily on keyboards and percussion, with the drumming looming in the distance like a hideous parade before a battle is set loose. Monk-like choirs, industrial emanations, bizarre samples, occasional shrieks and droning, abused guitars are all on display, brought together almost unwillingly to share the same stage. Lyrically, L’Arrivee de la Terne Mort Triomphante is a concept album about death (“morte”). Songs describe the white throne of death, address the song of death and praise death’s majesty and grandeur. For many listeners, “L’Arrivee de la Terne Mort Triomphante” will be little more than noise or frustratingly dull drone. However, fans of the outré of the genre, where bands such as Sunn O))) and Throbbing Gristle practice their art, will find much to uncover and savour. Under the anger and fear there is joy, sadness, selfishness, and self-discovery. All you have to do is let these find you. Black vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES – ‘L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante – Gold’ LP
(Burning World Records) – £16 / £20 / £24
Gold vinyl edition of the above release in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. ACT FAST!!!

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GOVERNMENT ALPHA / EVIL MOISTURE – ‘Split’ 7″ (Le Petit Mignon) – £11 / £12.50 / £14
Japanese Noiser Yasutoshi Yoshida (aka Government Alpha) on the Bomb! side, wrecks on his way the last dwarf mongooses’ community who survived the Bulgaro-Christian deforestation in 62 before Judas-Christ. French act Evil Moisture (aka Andy Bolus) fills up his bento box on the Skull side with decomposing Halal meat, contaminated blood dressing and varicose veins. Noise, squeaks, feedback. Ltd x 300 copies on pink vinyl in a hand-stamped, hand-numbered, silkscreened foldout cover. FEW COPIES IN STOCK – ACT FAST!

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HARVESTMAN – ‘In A Dark Tongue – Black’ 2 x LP (Burning World Records) – £16 / £20 / £24
Sumptuous double vinyl treatment of this 2009 album (Neurot Recordings). Harvestman is the brainchild of Neurosis vocalist / guitarist Steve Von Till, who considers “In A Dark Tongue” a venture into an imagined past. The album is inspired by Hawkwind, Fairport Convention, Tangerine Dream, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, Skullflower, Caspar Brotzman and Loop, among others. It is a massive meeting point of styles and influences, all of which boil down to a surreal and inspired sound. The first Harvestman record, “A Grave Is A Grim Horse”, was a dizzying confluence of delicate 70s British style folk, shimmery spaced out drift and glacial doom-drone sprawl, a constantly evolving, organic song suite that seemed to exist in some glorious blissed out druggy spacefolk otherworld. On “In A Dark Tongue”, the glimmering strands of traditional folk music that had tethered the first record become even more tenuous. Black vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

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HARVESTMAN – ‘In A Dark Tongue – Gold’ 2 x LP (Burning World Records) – £18 / £22 / £26
Gold vinyl edition of the above release in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. ACT FAST!!!

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HEXPEROS – ‘The Veil Of Queen Mab’ CD (Equilibrium Music) – £11 / £12 / £13
The second album from Portuguese act Hexperos pays homage to the queen of fairies and dreams, a creation of Anglo-Saxon mythology, with roots in Celtic legends, referred in works by numerous artists, from Shakespeare or Percy Shelley to Gustave Doré. Hexperos once again combine classical and contemporary approaches to chamber music, incorporating Celtic, Mediterranean, Medieval and Baroque elements in a meticulously crafted and varied opus. Pressed on gold disc and housed in a matt-varnished digipak with gold foil print, “The Veil of Queen Mab” comes with a 16-page booklet beautifully illustrated with visuals by Polish artist Malgorzata Maj (Sarachmet Photography & Illustration).

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LES FRAGMENTS DE LA NUIT – ‘Demain, C´Était Hier’ CD (Equilibrium Music)
– £11 / £12 / £13
“Demain, c’était Hier” perpetuates Les Fragments De La Nuit’s timeless musical quest, blending the radiance of the stars with the dark forces that lurk in the Night. The French ensemble have kept faithful to their trademark style, in which pulsing piano chords set the pace for the string-work woven by cello and violin, haunted by female choirs. The album holds quiet, melancholy-driven moments, that flow into stirring, violent passages and ceremonial atmospheres. The band take contemporary / Neoclassical music beyond its typical standards, recalling the works of composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass or Arvo Pärt with those of formations such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Balanescu Quartet or even the sinister cult-band Magma. A unique musical universe that takes form in an overpowering nocturnal masterpiece. 6-panel digipak.

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MOHA! – ‘Kriiskav Valgus’ 7″ (Le Petit Mignon) – £11 / £12.50 / £14
These two tracks are probably some of the most ecstatic pieces to have emerged from the Norwegian duo.  This new blitz 7″ sounds almost as improvised as composed: no hesitation, no failures, no rest, just overheating and broken drum sticks. This is Moha! possessed by a powerful light, spreading the remains of free Jazz, noise, arcade games vandals and clubbing terrorists. There’s no respite in these two intense and solid tracks, both subtly composed in spite of the constant overgain and apparent mess, both spat out towards your ears throughout these ten minutes. Take an avalanche of drum parts, hints of power electronics, and pure data activism, and you’ll get an idea of the substance of this record. Ltd x 300 copies on white vinyl in a hand-numbered, silkscreened 12-page booklet. FEW COPIES IN STOCK – ACT FAST!

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PAS – ‘Pure Energy Output Sessions’ CD (PAS Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
NYC experimentalists PAS (Post Abortion Stress) is a group out to create musical collages through the form of abstract sound. Their name refers metaphorically to those who have been aborted by society, because their point of view doesn’t fit in the constraints of “normal” society. The short name refers to the negative in French, metaphorically negating everything that is established to start from a new beginning. The band create soundscapes underpinned by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives… a conception fueled by the love of life and art. The compositions themselves are more akin to soundscapes than “songs” in the traditional sense. There are no clearly defined melodies, no structural landmarks that give you any sense of traditional anchor. Sonic sculptures in the mode of pure art. 6-panel digisleeve.
SAFE – ‘Bare Life’ CD (Dot Dot Dot Music) – £12 / £13 / £14
Irish noise group Safe release their fourth full length album – “Bare Life”. Blasting noise, infernal drones, field recordings, electronics, samples, vocals, clatterings of many colours in a swamp of metallised volume. It is in two sections, the five-part ‘Sky Burial’ and the 33 minute ‘Red Night’. Ltd. Artwork by Alex Rose.
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE – ‘It Was Written / On Distance’ 7″ (Durtro) – £13 / £14 / £15
ULTRA RARE 2-track 7″! “It Was Written” was written, recorded and performed by Ben Chasny. “On Distance” was written, recorded and performed by Stephanie Volkmar. Largely guitar-based, the 7″ also includes an obvious eastern influence, marked by the use of drones, chimes, and eclectic percussive elements. Released in conjunction with the Current 93 / Simon Finn / Six Organs of Admittance concerts June 2004 in Toronto, Canada. Ltd x 500 copies on clear vinyl. ACT FAST!

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SPECIAL INTERESTS – ‘#4’ Magazine (Freak Animal) – £5 / £6 / £7
Fourth issue of Freak Animal’s S.I. magazine. In English and featuring interviews with some of the best Industrial / Power Electronics / Noise artists on the scene today: TenHornedBeast, Bastard Noise, Sickness, Minamata, Koufar, Brandkommando and Raymond Dijkstra, – plus interviews with the following labels: NEdS, Trash Ritual and Impulse Stetoskopy. Also contains a reviews section. 52-pages, A5, B&W, offset printed with full colour cover.

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WHITE DARKNESS – ‘Nothing’ CD (Roadburn Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
The debut album from dutch doom/drone act White Darkness – the sonic creation of Dutch artist Jason Köhnen. A one-man symphony creating his personal interpretations of nihilistic thoughts, melding modern classical composition with traditional funeral doom and dark ambient soundscapes. White Darkness throws open the doors to vast universes of musical possibility, creating darkly tense portraits of things best left undisturbed.

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ZU – ‘Carboniferous’ LP (Trips Und Träume) – £18 / £22 / £26
Originally released on CD in 2009 (Ipecac), this monstrous album now gets a well deserved vinyl makeover. Highly intricate, experimental / metal / math / no-wave / free / noise / punk / jazz inspired work, breaking from the narrow confines of given music genres and incorporating a wide array of influences into a unique sound. Features contributions from Mike Patton (Faith No More) and King Buzzo (Melvins), with whom the Italian duo spent a year touring with as a quartet. Ltd x 500 copies on grey vinyl in a heavy gatefold sleeve with artwork by Scarful. ACT FAST!!

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Hate Tasting’ CD (Sickcore) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
A solid compilation of Power Electronics / Harsh Noise compilation from this Russian label. 51 minutes of sick atmospheres, harsh noise walls and brutal feedback from: Barrikad, Climax Denial, Comforter, Fear Konstruktor, Fecalove, Molester, Mourmansk 150, Mutant Ape, Splinter Vs. Stalin and Werewolf Jerusalem (Richard Ramirez). Ltd x 300 copies in an outsize foldout hand-made package.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘The Year 25 / 25 Years Korm Plastics’ Cassette (Korm Plastics)
– £7.50 / £8.50 / £9.50
Korm Plastics release this compilation to commemorate 25 years of the label. 25 exclusive tracks by 25 artists, each lasting 2:50mins: Asmus Tietchens, Ben Gwilliam, Big City Orchestra, Edward Ka-spel, Francisco Lopez, Freiband, Howard Stelzer, Idea Fire Company, Illusion Of Safety, Jason Zeh, Jos Smolders, KK Null, Machinefabriek, Mirko Uhlig, Peter Duimelinks, Pick-up, Radboud Mens, Raymond Dijkstra, Richard Francis, Roel Meelkop, Silverman, Stephan Mathieu, The Haters, The Tobacconists and Z’EV. A fine mixture of microsound, noise, experimental and pop music. Ltd x 250 pro-duplicated cassettes with cover by Meeuw.

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EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH – ‘Worn To A Shadow’ Picture Disc LP
(Lumberton Trading Company) – £18 / £21 / £24

EXTREMELY RARE! ‘Worn to a Shadow’ is the most recent album by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3 / Spectrum) under his EAR guise. Its artwork, using two op-art designs, is absolutely staggering. Play the album whilst gazing at it and fall back in slow motion. EAR’s sound will be instantly recognisable to many, as indistinct soundscapes unfurl (almost in slow-motion) to reveal a real concept of ambient depth. Without doubt, EAR’s finest work to date. An exceptional release. Picture disc LP version, limited to 525 hand-numbered copies.

ÍON – ‘Madre, Protégenos’ CD (Equilibrium Music) – £11 / £12 / £13

Íon is the brainchild of Duncan Patterson (Antimatter, Anathema) and is named after the Gaelic word for ‘pure’. Although primarily a solo project, a number of guest musicians are involved in this new venture by the Ireland-based musician, which hereby explores a more acoustic, dreamy and organic side to his composition. Having Irish mysticism and an exotic Mediterranean backdrop as its essential cornerstones, the project has slowly evolved into an international venture, stretching over continents and oceans. The music seems to elude strict categorisation, and even the apparently all-encompassing definition of World Music falls short in defining the ethereal moods that “Madre, Protégenos” comes to reveal. Presented in a sumptuous, black and gold foil-blocked, 6-panel digipak.

MICHAEL GIRA – ‘Songs For A Dog’ LP (Lumberton Trading Company)
– £15 / £18 / £21

Over the years, Michael Gira (Angels Of Light, ex-SWANS etc) has honed his craft into something more sophisticated without actually having lost sight of the power, emotional tugs, or even the simplicity of his earlier works. On ‘Songs for a Dog’, he has collected ten tracks (mostly culled from releases only available via his website, plus three unreleased tracks), that catch him in his purest form. Mostly built around his guitar and voice in a home studio environment, the songs here expose perfectly how he can function without the layers of sound he’s also often fond of exploring. These songs capture an artist who seems forever capable of pushing himself into new avenues. Ltd x 2000 copies in textured packaging, complete with insert and pressed on heavy vinyl.


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