Cold Spring Bi-Weekly Newsletter – 8th March 2011

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We want to say a huge thanks to all those people who made our 21 year anniversary
on Saturday so special! Almost 400 of you made it in the end – and what a night!
We're compiling all the photos / videos of the event for a special memorial page…
If you took any good footage of the night, please email Jo

(please DO NOT email any large images before asking permission!).









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

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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

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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 5" VINYL WITH EXCLUSIVE TRACKS, bespoke engraved shot glass, embroidered tie, artcards and other surprises! Housed in a black wooden boxset with silver print. Ltd x 300 only!!!


MZ. 412 | Domine Rex Inferum CD (CSR145CD) £11 / £12 / £13

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Reissue of MZ. 412's 2001 Satanic masterpiece! The inventors of Black Industrial take you on a misanthropic journey through a claustrophobic vortex, filled with sinister dark ambient and threatening Industrial atmospheres. "Domine Rex Inferum" is a less noisy affair than previous MZ. 412 albums, maintaining lower frequencies for a more intimidating experience. Originally limited to 2000 copies, now carefully remastered and reissued with two bonus tracks in a matt digipak with spot varnishing.

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MZ. 412 | Infernal Affairs CD (CSR146CD) £11 / £12 / £13

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7 years after possibly their darkest and most subdued album "Domine Rex Inferum", the Black Industrial pioneers step things up with a bombastic Industrial magnum opus! Opulent orchestral arrangements sit perfectly alongside cavernous dark ambient and blackened noise to create another monumental release from the Swedes who have dominated the scene since their inception in the early 90s. Reissued with two extra tracks in a stunning matt digipak with spot varnishing.

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MZ. 412 | Nordik Battle Signs CD (CSR144CD) £11 / £12 / £13

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Another Satanic tour de force from the overlords of Swedish Black Industrial! Feat. Ordo (Rosarius) Equilibrio. Remastered with bonus tracks. Digipak.

V/A | We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold 2CD (CSR100CD) £13.50 / £14.50 / £15.50
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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
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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
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Live performances, 2006-8. Thick billows of warm guitar shimmer, minimal high end drone, black dronemusik. 20 min bonus track. Digipak.


ANNI HOGAN – 'Mountain' CD (CSR132CD)

EMME YA – 'Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems' CD (CSR127CD)


Mountain Tour

• 11 Mar 11, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield (UK)

• 26 Mar 11, Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, Llanberis (UK)

Blood Of A Poet Tour

• 25 Mar 11 – 3 Apr 11, Various Locations (UK).
• 15-20 Apr 11, Mexico City (MX).
• 14-17 May 11, Various Locations (UK).

Full Tour Dates

• 30 Apr 11, VIII Congresso Post Industriale, Venice (IT)

• 13-14 May 11, Short Circuit, Roundhouse, London (UK)

• 22 May 11, Hare And Hounds, Birmingham (UK) – with Emeralds

• 25 Jun 11, Slimelight, London (UK)

• 22 Jul 11, Woodland Gathering, Fell Foot Wood (UK)


• 3 Sep 11, Villa Festival, Umbria (IT)


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ARKONA – 'Acid Landscapes' CD (Zoharum) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Third part of the 'IYHHH' series on Zorahum – aimed at showcasing debut albums by remarkable new artists. 'Acid Landscapes' includes 4 privately released albums with songs recorded between 2002 and 2009. This album collects the most atmospheric pieces from this series. 'Acid Landscapes' is a psychedelic journey through the city at night. The careful listener will find ambient textures, dub or illbient rhythmic structures, post-industrial atmospheres and even acid twist. More than 70 minutes of music that provokes and teases, yet fascinates. This album will be a nice surprise for fans of Scorn, Psychic TV, Coil (c. 'LSD') or Techno Animal material. Ltd x 444 hand-numbered copies in an outsized ecopak with postcard.

CONTAGIOUS ORGASM – 'One Drop Water' LP (Record Label Records) – £13 / £16 / £19

This is the alias of Hiroshi Hashimoto. The first cut 'At The National Border' is stunning with it's electronic bleeps, bells and strings which make way for a breathtaking vocal surrounded by a chorus of vocal drones. I can imagine this soundtracking an epic Samurai movie. Just when you think things couldn't any better the track switches gear and I'm left in goosebump city. 'Wavelength To Amplify' has Hiroshi bring the noise with pounding drums, manipulated samples and acidic squiggles perhaps recalling bits of Meat Beat Manifesto. 'Acid Rain 2' on the B-side has some brain melting synthesizer sounds give way to a piano motif, congas, melancholy strings and sampled dialogue then a big thumping slow and heavy kick drum drops by. Highly original audio which is increasingly rare these days. Baby pink vinyl in a PVC archive sleeve.

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CONURE – 'Strings, Locations' CD (Edgetone Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

With "Strings, Locations", Conure begins intimate, then discreetly leaves us stranded in a vast labyrinth. Sharp, specific washes of analogue electronic tones give the listener an audio architecture within which to navigate. The twisting sounds of ringing tones, discordant guitar accents and feedback lumber through this architectural terrain, sometimes like a monster without direction and other times like delicate intentional creatures holding ground in the middle of a vortex. Whatever this beast is, we are given an audio map of a terrain for which there is no way out. An exciting combination of harsh sounds mixed with delicate an intentional placement. One cannot exit this piece without feeling that they were witness to some narrative only half understood. It is the sound of a city’s architecture evolving from a past to a future as an abstract mystery is made audible.

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DIFFERENT STATE – 'Yield (Capacity Of The Production)' CD (Zoharum)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

This release contains remastered versions of pieces which were published on the "Yield" tape (1995, I&E SPM), plus 2 bonus tracks from the "Cardinal Mosaic" CD (1999, Cpt. Sparky). The following was stated 15 years ago when this material appeared on stage: "Americans have Ministry, Britons have Godflesh and Poles have Different State". It’s the best what we can tell about this CD. These words say everything about the climate of this material. "Yield" is the most 'metal'  from all industrial, or the most industrial from metal productions of Different State. We will not have to convince the old fans but those who haven’t heard this CD yet but like projects of J.Broadrick & co. will be delighted. 6-panel digipak.

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FIRST HUMAN FERRO – 'Homo Shargey' CD (New Nihilism / Requiem Records / Triangle)
– £11.50 / £12.50 / £13.50

Alexander Shargey (Yuriy Kondratyuk) is a representative of passionate enthusiastic inventors who put their lives at stake to accomplish the mission for the future good of the whole mankind. Shargey belongs to a cohort of scientists who were the first to foresee the conquering of space. They were great, yet mocked-at, dreamers and had to fight against all odds twice as hard. Shargey is a recognised space theoretic of unique unconventional genius, yet passed away in 1942 – a generation before Apollo. Ukrainians First Human Ferro pay a long overdue tribute to its compatriot, composing a well-crafted vintage dark ambient album with both poignant and mesmerising layers of sidereal voyage. Mastered by Italian ambient magician Vestigial. Ltd x 500 copies in an A5 silver varnished digipak.

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HAVEN – 'Amity' CD (Zoharum) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

The fifth album of one of the most interesting projects on the Polish independent scene is their most accessible to date and could be quite a challenge for the current [haven] fanbase. "Amity" is a bold journey through different soundscapes, linking different musical worlds: elements of ambient and post-industrial electronica soaking in an experimental sauce, spiced up with oriental melodies and the beautiful voice of Magda Glocka. An attractive alternative for listeners from the outside of the independent music circle. 6-panel digipak.

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IN SCHERBEN – 'Dort An Jenem Baume…' CD (Lichterklang) – £11 / £12 / £13

In Scherben's third album is not just the result of their acquired musical maturity, but an affectionate commitment to the concept of "Heimat", which can be experienced in their lyrics and in their musical interpretations of poems by Eichendorff, Nikolaus Lenau and Gottfried Benn. A romantically idealised understanding of 'homeland' and its cultural and social origins is transformed into a groundbreaking declaration of love, dedicated to one's own roots. In Scherben's musical versatility and sparkling instrumentation is far from being restricted to clichés of the genre, but open up new horizons of classically inspired Neofolk, in the tradition of Forseti or Dies Natalis. Ltd x 500 copies in a digipak.

KAMIL KOWALCZYK – 'Aurora' CD (Prototyp Produktions Ltd) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Debut CD from this Polish artist / composer, now residing in Edinburgh. "Aurora" contains two long Dark Ambient tracks, composed using sounds from synths, machines, devices and nature. The main concept for the album was the conspiracy theories surrounding the Aurora – a top secret, ultra fast US military aircraft (also called TR-3B), which has very advanced technology and a special plasma-driven engine. Ltd x 500 copies.

– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Latest, eponymous album from this great Spanish Drone / Doom / Ambient entity. LDRTFS return to the conscious world with a brand new, slow as Death, meditative guitar driven ritual that will summon you into a never-ending hypnotic trance. Five tracks and 75 minutes of cathartic oozing minimalism.

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MARTIENSGOHOME – 'MGH Plays Ulver' 10" (Kalinka Vichy) – £11 / £13 / £15

Industrial-tinged sound art and drone inspired by Ulver; bleak avant-rockers from Norway. The first side is shrouded in a blackly evil veil, with rumbling, hissing frequencies. The other side is less harsh and evil but still very desolate, infused with the creeping dread of infinite dystopia. Alien sounds ricochet down a leaky rusted metal tunnel whilst a shadow in the distance emits the sound of a horrific digital chuckle, the essence of which dances in the atmosphere like an echo. The worst kind of echo – the aural reflection of your mind's worst possible thought? Spot-varnished sleeve.

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OUTOFSIGHT / HOTEL DE PRUSSE – 'Forgotten Taste Of The Province' CD

(War Office Propaganda / Rage In Eden) – £11 / £12 / £13

An album from 2 Polish acts, with a bit of decadence. A short essay about the past and declining relationships between what is now and what has gone in the past. The songs are about broken relationships between friends who unexpectedly appear in our lives once more. We are connected by one thing – where we come from. Outofsight present a mix of folk, electro, neofolk 'n' pop and experimental sounds. Hotel De Prusse have created more atmospheric music, though use electric guitar and exotic effects. Digipak.

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RONF Records) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Re-issue of this classic Harsh Noise picture disc LP, originally released back in 1995 by German label Praxis Dr. Bearmann. Includes the bonus Richard Ramirez track 'Just Like Me', which wasn't on the original vinyl release, making up 51 minutes of music. A rare gem in the American Harsh Noise scene! Ltd x 500 copies with new artwork by Jovan Hernandez.

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SPECIAL INTERESTS – '#5' Magazine (Freak Animal) – £5 / £6 / £7

Fifth 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: Con-Dom (7 pages!), Theologian (aka Leech / Navicon Torture Technologies), Pacific 231, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Linekraft (aka Masahiko Okubo / Mothra), Yama-Akago and Infirmary – plus interviews with Autarkeia label and Hospital Productions record store. Also contains a 'tape article' section (with Zan Hoffman and Rodger Stella), an 'Essentials' section (with Eric Wood and Richard Ramirez) and a reviews section. 52-pages, A5, B&W, offset printed with art by Linija Mass.

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THE TRUE WILL – 'Triumph Of The Past' CD (War Office Propaganda / Rage In Eden)

– £11 / £12 / £13

Debut album from this Dark Ambient / Ritual / Martial entity. The True Will is a music project from Hellevoetsluis formed by Jim Breedveld in spring 2010. Using elements such as ritual drums, noise and ambience, the music is made to guide people in their journey through the current. Claustrophobic, oppressive music dressed in sounds of decay and blasphemy. Akin to a less-Martial Toroidh. Digipak.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – 'Drinking The Goat's Blood' CD (Record Label Records) – £8 / £9 / £10

Focusing on sound design and atmosphere, consider "Drinking The Goat's Blood" experimental, but not in the typical sense of noise, ambient or improvisational music. Rather, it is a series of often disparate elements that have been lovingly arranged and ritualistically hewn into a seamless psychedelic pastiche. The cast: 10-20, Ata Ebtekar, Candle Labra, Claroscent Dray, Column One, Contagious Orgasm, Dalglish, Fluorescent Grey, Jacob Jarnigon, Koyxen (Kouhei Matsunaga), Mike Dunkley, Nommo Ogo, Sean Niesen, Senryl, Tomoroh Hidari, Upside Down Umbrella, Wisp and Wobbly (2 tracks). Digipak.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – 'New World Order: Post-Industrial Spanish Compilation' Enhanced CD

(Gradual Hate Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

An essential compilation to highlight the new Post-Industrial Spanish scene. Industrial, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Dark Folk, Electro and Noise tracks from: ERG, Gradual Hate, Jazznoize, Moloch 11811, MyNationShit, N-URSS, Oscuridad Macabra, Sillme, Stahlfabrik, The Wyrm, Transmissions From The Crypt, Uanamani and Verbum. Also includes the video track '13' by Errorvision Vs MyNationShit.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – 'Paper & Plastic' 2 x CD (Suitcase) – £18.50 / £20 / £21.50

"Paper & Plastic" is a project by Suitcase that began in 1991 featuring rare and unreleased material by some of the most prolific and innovative sound / visual artists from the international experimental tape culture era of the 80s and 90s: A4 (All Fours), Achim Wollscheid, Agog, Appi, Chop Shop, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Emil Beaulieau, Inzekt, Jos Smolders, Kapotte Muziek, Merzbow, Native X, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Small Cruel Party, Sudden Infant, TAC, Wash Your Brains, Yeast Culture and zBuä. Ltd x 600 copies in a silkscreened DVD case with handmade inserts, a folio of original colour silkscreened postcards, 16 page booklet and sealed with an Obi strip. Each copy is unique and the entire package is much heavier than a standard two disc set due to the original artwork included. Highly recommended!

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BETA CLOUD – 'Lunar Monograph' CD (Laughing Bride Media)

– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Latest disc of blissed out soft focus dronemusic from this longtime aQ fave. After past collaborations with Lull as well as Aidan Baker, Lunar Monograph is the first disc we've head from BC on his own, and it's definitely a divine bit of ethereal and ephemeral drift. Field recordings are deftly woven into soft swirling shimmering tones, guitars are spidery and delicate, spinning crystalline webs of hushed melody… pealing tones, and barely there melodies, drifting weightlessly through a field of minimal effects, and slow shifting whirs, as well as some mysterious field recordings, that make the end of the record feel like you've just come out of a trance, and found yourself back in the real world, which is not all that far off the mark. So nice." (Aquarius). Mastered by James Plotkin. Digipak.

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN – 'Mort Aux Vaches' CD (Mort Aux Vaches / Staalplaat)

– £14 / £15 / £16

The latest release in the Mort Aux Vaches series from Staalplaat. Space Rock, Noise and Experimental music from the Italian duo Maurizio and Roberto Opalio. Ltd x 500 copies in a fantastic 6-panel lenticular sleeve (i.e. 4 layered images which only appear at different angles).

PER ASPERA – 'Nil Desperandum' CD (New Nihilism) – £11 / £12 / £13

Third release from this Polish artist. Unifying a vast array of elements, Per Aspera once again achieves remarkably introvert but vibrant style. Eerie industrial atmospheres seamlessly blend with serene harmonies of an almost orchestral form. Cinematic, monstrous drone formations morph into a pulsating abyss of dissonant disturbances and uncompromised sonic experiments, overlaid by subtle beauty of human voice and minimalist acoustic instrumentation. Ltd x 500 copies in a DVD-size digipak.

SLEPAYA ELAN – 'Neizezhnost' CD (Nihil Art) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Slepaya Elan (Blind Elan – marsh covered with grass) is a Russian project from the Moscow region, uniting influenced of Drone, Industrial and Dark Ambient. The concept and sense of the album is seclusion, solitude, contemplation of nature, almost untouched or changed by civilisation, cognition of surroundings and your own inner world. Sounds of a lively highway, the noise of a forest, chaotic thunder of railways and the rustle of rain withdraw into pouring, smoothly flowing drone. Abrasive noise gradually comes into clear deep melodies. Ltd x 500 copies.

WOODLAND CHOIR – 'Serenity Rise' CD (Epidemie Records)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

Woodland Choir is the neofolk project of the brilliant Hungarian musician Attila Bakos (vocalist on Thy Catafalque's Róka Hasa Rádió). "Serenity Rise" brings you 9 fragile pure acoustic melancholic neofolk songs in the English language. Essential for fans of this style of music and projects such as Tenhi, Liholesie, Nest, October Falls and Neun Welten. Ltd x 500 copies in a stunning digipak with booklet.

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