Cold Spring new releases and X-mas Draw


Cold Spring Bi-Weekly Newsletter – 8th December 2011

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1st prize: £100 worth of goods from our mailorder catalogue (all at UK prices, no matter where you are!)

3 runner up prizes of any free CD from our catalogue (to the value of £11 in UK / £12 in EU / £13 ROW)

All orders received through our website between 00:01 1st December and 23:59 24th December
will be automatically entered into a special prize draw, which will be made on Christmas Day.

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Sutcliffe Jugend ‘With Extreme Prejudice‘ CD!

SUTCLIFFE JUGEND | With Extreme Prejudice CD (CSR143CD) £11 / £12 / £13

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Harsh extreme electronic pioneers Sutcliffe Jugend return with an album of all new material. Three years in the making, “With Extreme Prejudice” finds Sutcliffe Jugend at the top of their game. Forcing the listener to question their own prejudices and taboos, as modern man struggles to confront and control his inner demons. Musically and lyrically this is SJ’s most varied album to date, ranging from harsh electronic onslaughts to a new kind of musical oblivion. Production and sound values are closer to industrial music than ever before. Enter if you dare, the very twisted and real world of Sutcliffe Jugend as they execute With Extreme Prejudice. 6-panel digipak.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS | John Barleycorn Reborn: Rebirth 2CD (CSR150CD) £13.50 / £14.50 / £15.50

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The compilers of ‘John Barleycorn Reborn’ (2007), faced an embarrassment of riches – a testament both to English folk heritage and the health of the contemporary folk music scene. So here we have the second crop from that original sowing. Originally released for download only, now finally available as a stunning double CD, with every track completely remastered to the highest quality. 33 tracks from the cream of current dark British Folk music.

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MACHINEFABRIEK | Veldwerk CD (CSR156CD) £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

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Sublime drone music and field recordings by Rutger Zuydervelt. A travel diary from Slovakia inspired by Chinese sound artist Yan Jun; field recordings, long train journeys and live performances from Russia; a sonic protrait of the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam; indoor pieces and radio signals from Germany; and a film score from Tokyo. Digipak.

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BURIAL HEX / IRON FIST OF THE SUN | Actaeon / Grown Under English Ice LP (CSR153LP) £15 / £18.50 / £22

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Superb trans-Atlantic Power Electronics / Death Industrial face-off between Wisconsin’s Burial Hex and Birmingham’s Iron Fist Of The Sun. Ltd x 500.


ANNI HOGAN | Mountain CD / DVD DualDisc (CSR132CD) £16 / £17 / £18

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Artists Anni Hogan, Robert Strachan and Itchy Ear, film maker Bob Wass and mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd. Piano soundscapes inspired by Himalayan conquests.

SKULLFLOWER | Fucked On A Pile Of Corpses CD (CSR151CD) £10 / £11 / £12

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The most remorseless, brutal Skullflower ever! Lo-fi primitive rock and granular lo-fi primitive Power Electronics.

EMME YA | Atavistic Dreams & Phallic Totems CD (CSR127CD) £10 / £11 / £12

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40 minutes of dense astral emanations and magickal paradigms transmitted through the ritual mantras generated by Emme Ya.
Based on the mysterious African Dogon tribe.


– ‘Boyd Keeps Swinging’ 12″ (CSR157EP)
HIRSUTE PURSUIT – ‘Tighten That Muscle Ring’ CD (CSR158CD)
HELDENTOD – ‘The Ghost Machine’ CD (CSR131CD)

• 8 Dec 11, Avant-Garden, Houston, TX (US) – with Black Leather Jesus, Steel Hook Prostheses, TEF

• 9 Dec 11, Elysium, Austin, TX (US).

• 17 Dec 11, 20 Jahre Loki Foundation, NATO, Leipzig (DE).
with S.E.T.I., Bad Sector, Herbst9

• 18 Dec 11, The Victoria, Dalston, London (UK).
with Konntinent, The Boats

• Dec 11-Mar 12, Worldwide tour.

• 12 Jan 12 – 25 May 12, ‘Vampyr’ tour. (UK) (DE)

• 2 Mar 12, The Victoria, London (UK)
– with Shift, Hal Hutchinson

• 4-6 May 12, 30 Years Of Broken Flag, The Dome, London (UK).
with Ramleh, Consumer Electronics, Controlled Bleeding, Con-Dom, The New Blockaders, Kleistwahr, Le Syndicat & more!


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AIDAN BAKER – ‘Rictus’ CD (OHM Records) – £11 / £12 / £13
A collection of previously released and now out-of-print 3″ CDR EPs. “Cicatrice” originally released by Dreamland Recordings (2003), “Blauserk” by Locus Of Assemblage (2004); “The Taste Of Summer On Your Skin” by Taalem (2004); and “Fragile Movements In Slow Motion” by Universal Tongue (2008). Aidan Baker (Nadja): electric/bass guitars, tapeloops, violin. Limited to just 200 copies in a digipak!

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ATRAX MORGUE – ‘Paranoia’ CD (Old Europa Cafe) – £11 / £12 / £13
Re-issue of this long sold-out album (first released in 2000 on OEC) by the Italian cult prophet of Murderous & Pain Elektronik Muzak! A slow death with great sorrow… Psychopathic ready-to-kill voice, self-abusing electronic sounds, mixed to dangerous feed-backs and noises. An isolationist and disgusting soundtrack for disturbed maniacs! Multiple personality disorder… Here you are finally introduced to the little sister of Mr. Atrax Morgue: Miss Atrax Morgue and all his maniac pleasures, plastic sex and bestial babies… Maniac cover with a touch of 60’s psychedelia.

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/ Synesthetic Recordings) – £18 / £21.50 / £25
The vinyl version of Conrad Schnitzler & Bjørn Hatterud‘s Experimental / Industrial / Dark Ambient album “Hirschgebrüll”, co-released by OHM Records, Synesthetic Recordings and TIBProd. The LP is pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and includes free download of the whole album plus 16 bonus remixes by PK101, André Borgen, Helene Rickhard, Iversen, Origami Boe, Static Electrician, Daniele Santini, Monolab, Torstein Wjiik, Sten Ove Toft, Center Of The Universe, NXP, Beglomeg, Lasse Marhaug, O. Melby and Alexander Rishaug. Ltd x 400 copies.

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DAPNOM – ‘Paralipomènes À La Divine Comédie‘ CD (Mors Ultima Ratio) – £11 / £12 / £13
The great French Dark Ambient / Ritual Black Ambient Artist is back with his most elaborate release yet. Features four tracks of Dark Ritual Sophisticated Evil Music! “I’m calling to life, O mysterious forces! Embedded in the dark depths of the creative spirit, drafts fearful of life, I bring to you the audacity!”. Incredible artwork designed by Metastazis (Morbid Angel, Secrets of The Moon etc). Ltd x 500 copies in a digipak with booklet.

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FEAR KONSTRUKTOR – ‘Nonexistence’ 7″ (Peripheral Records) – £7 / £8 / £9
Fear Konstruktor is Nikita Evsuk, a Moscovite and this is his first vinyl release. Two tracks of disturbingly dark droning ambience and industrial clatterings, that stay the right side of noisy! Fear Konstruktor is a brave new sound from Russia, inspired by brightness and vibrance of the modern world. However it contains a retro-futuristic touch as seen through the prism of ultramodern devices. Listening to FK is being inside yourself and outside our Universe at the same time. Because those billions of living sounds are caught for you by the daring one. Ltd x 300 copies with insert.

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FORMICATION – ‘The Eyes Of Erodern Riviema’ CD (Small Doses) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Formication is Alec Bowman and Kingsley Ravenscroft, the miraculous electric musical ensemble from Nottingham. They create unique rhythmic, chaotic yet structured works, twisting a variety of sounds into creeped-out electronica, frozen ambience and sporadic wayward beats. Described by The Wire magazine as ‘sonic occultists’, they can be found “wandering a dream landscape somewhere between the ritual ambience of Coil and the electronic space drift of Tangerine Dream”. “The Eyes of Erodern Riviema” is a their most realised work to date and a masterpiece start to finish. Ltd x 407 copies.

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FRANCISCO LOPEZ & NOVI_SAD – ‘Titans’ CD (Gradual Hate Records) – £11 / £12 / £13
Sound artists Francisco López (Spain) and Novi_sad (Greece) have together explored the blurred territory between reality and the creation of self-contained sound enviornments through a long process of transformation of sonic materials. Working with the same shared field recordings carried out in the region of Ancient Olympia in Greece (and presented in the context of a live performance during the International Olympia Festival on June 30th 2010), they have created two individual pieces with extreme dynamics, at times obscure and dense, but laden with hidden complexity and a few surprised for the most adventurous listeners. Ltd x 500 copies in a digipak.

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GNOMONCLAST – ‘Gather Together’ CD (Old Europa Cafe) – £11 / £12 / £13
This, the second album of a proposed trilogy, furthers the themes drawn from “Tempus Null” nearer to a conclusion. While remaining aggressively percussive, many orchestral movements and melodic constructions accompany the virulent proclamations of J1 StatiK (Luftwaffe) and N2 ItinitI (Valence). Also accompanying Gnomonclast for this release are: Art Abscons, Cult Of Youth, Awen, Stahlfaust, State Research Bureau, Giftstrauch and Front Sonore. This album exemplifies its title, for never before have so many diverse artists gathered together to tell a coherent, yet complex narrative concerning time’s certain movement toward an end. Prior to time’s censure, Gnomonclast offers “Gather Together,” an album that requires close scrutiny. Digipak with booklet.
HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT – ‘The Eureka Tapes: The Complete Recordings’ 2 x CD (Small Doses /
Basses Frequences
) – £13.50 / £14.50 / £15.50
The pieces that make up “The Eureka Tapes” were all created while Hoor-paar-Kraat’s Anthony Mangicapra was living in the town of Eureka, California. Indeed, the town’s name is apt as they represent a “Eurekamoment” for Hoor-paar-Kraat as a musical entity; a figurative spilling of the bath waters as Hoor-paar-Kraat found their sound. The hints of alchemical transcendence that peeped through the cracks of previous releases come brazenly into view throughout. Music dissolves into explorations of texture, acoustic phenomena and the psyche. Originally issued as three separate volumes in a variety of hard to find formats, “The Eureka Tapes” collects the three original volumes, plus Hoor-paar-Kraat’s side of their split cassette with Last and a previously unreleased recording from the same sessions. Hoor-paar-Kraat’s music finds itself traveling the same surreal by-ways as Nurse With Wound, irr. app. (ext.), The Hafler Trio and Coil’s more ritualistic output.
IRON FIST OF SUN – ‘Embers’ 7″ (Peripheral Records) – £7 / £8 / £9
IFOTS continues the Lady Di obsession with a single that encapsulates the Power Electronics we know and love, except with added dark bleeping analogue ambience (‘Bedroom is Human’) and a synthline (‘Embers’) that comes straight from Throbbing Gristle’s darker synth explorations. Birmingham Nihilism! Ltd x 277 copies.

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KINIT HER – ‘Gratitudes’ CD (Small Doses) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
“Gratitudes” finds Kinit Her (Nathantiel Ritter of Burial Hex, and Troy Schafer of Wormsblood) doing what they do best – crafting unique compositions and blending influences from all over the map. Elements of doom metal, dark ambient, and early industrial music all work their way into Kinit Her’s eclectic brand of ritual neofolk music. This release reissues their masterful “Divine Names” cassette and includes an unreleased full-length companion recording, bringing their complete vision to fruition. Mastered by James Plotkin and features artwork by Sineater.

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LAYERS OF THE ONION – ‘Hal-An-Tow’ CD (OHM Records / Apartment Records /
Droning-On Records
) – £11 / £12 / £13
Layers of the Onion is a Drone / Folk project featuring Martin Powell (Kobi, Origami Satanika, Monolab) & Fredrik Ness Sevendal (DEL, Kobi). The debut album ‘Hal-An-Tow’ features guest artist Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear) on one Track. Hal-An-Tow is an ancient pagan dance ceremony from Cornwall, thought to date back to before medieval times. It is a re-birth ceremony after winter, celebrating the coming of the longer days, the light ad the spring, similar to the green man ceremony.
MAEROR TRI – ‘Mind Reversal’ CD (Infinite Fog Productions) – £15 / £16 / £17
Welcome, to the early days of this cult formation! Maeror Tri (1998-1996) were a German trio that used only electric guitars and processing devices to create their floating and static droning soundscapes. Knappe and Gitschel formed Troum, Siehl formed 1000schoen. “Mind Reversal” was recorded 20 years ago, and only backwards-sound was used for this album. This is the fourth edition of this magic album which was released twice on cassette and once on CDr. Now it’s the time for a proper CD release! Limited to just 270 copies in a stunning digibook with exclusive art from a talented St Petersburg painter.

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O PARADIS – ‘Carreteras’ CD (Old Europa Cafe) – £11 / £12 / £13
“Carreteras” (“Roads” in English) is the last trip of warm Mediterranean Neofolk act Ô Paradis through secondary roads leading to the unknown. The hardships of fleeing of the wild animal that devours the speech of men. With a sound more electronic than usual for Demian’s project, this work invites us to drive without fear to the horizons of our deepest longing. Digipak.

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ODA RELICTA – ‘Lux Aeterna’ CD (Twilight Records / Gradual Hate Records) – £11 / £12 / £13
“Lux Aeterna” is a chamber requiem that follows a classical arrangement with real soprano, bass and tenor vocals, juxtaposed with angelic chants of the Child’s Choir of Donetsck Musical School, piano and organ passages of simple composition yet true purifying power. Originally composed in 1988, the tracks were re-recorded, re-engineered and re-arranged in 2010. The CD comes in a grey/black digipak and is limited to 200 copies.

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ORGANUM – ‘Sorow’ CD (Siren Records) – £14.50 / £15.50 / £16.50
“Sorow” is a new work by David Jackman aka Organum after completing the recent “Holy” trilogy (“Sanctus”, “Amen” and “Omega”). “Sorow” is not an album that expands the trilogy still farther, but opens a new chapter in Organum’s career. On the basis of the European organ drones and the Indian Tanpura foundation, the gentle Japanese temple bell compliments the piece. It is neither of European Middle Age by a revisionist nor Oriental music composed from a European viewpoint. Its actions are of international minimalism and “Sorow: is ‘Universal Music’ in the true sense of the word. Ltd x 500 copies in a stunning digibook designed by Jonathan Coleclough. Japanese import.

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PETER ANDERSSON – ‘Music For Film And Exhibition I & Natura Fluxus’ 2 x CD + DVD
(Infinite Fog Productions) – £26 / £28 / £30
Peter Andersson presents his sound work for film and exhibition, spanning 1999 to 2006. Peter has been working on several film and exhibition projects, some of these projects never went to final completion but the music was composed in almost all the cases. “Music For Film And Exhibition I” presents a broad spectrum of the sounds and music capabilities of Peter Andersson and those familiar with any of his different music projects (Raison D’etre, Necrophorus, Atomine Elektrine, Bocksholm) will enjoy this double album very much. ‘Music for Film and Exhibition I” also contains the DVD “Natura Fluxus” – a film by Peter Andersson and Lars Bosma, plus some rare bonuses, like Peter’s other films: Autumn Leaves; Mandala; Drifting Wall; Nature Morte.  A poetic, existential and suggestive journey dealing with matters like abandonment, desolation, emptiness, inanimation, remembrance and residual energy through places where we can spot traces of presence of mankind. Discover the aesthetic beauty in old factories and ruins: in the perishable and the metamorphoses that follow. Natura Fluxus is a experimental film where concrete, environmental sounds and original scored music blend with visual stunning scenes of rarely seen places. Ltd x 400 copies in a stunning digibook.

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SALLY DOHERTY QUARTET – ‘Second Time Around’ CD (Tiger Records) – £11 / £12 / £13
This album from Sally Doherty (ex-Sieben) features an inspired choice of material, an excellent band and faultless intonation and taste from Sally herself, sounding equally at home in Portuguese, Spanish and English. All the tracks are superbly arranged and produced and the sound quality is exceptional. The singing is not only technically accomplished, but very beautiful, and Sally manages to make these songs her own. Sally’s exquisite voice is mostly backed by a piano trio with guest musicians on Spanish guitar and cello as well as violin and string orchestra on the final dramatic track.

All Sally Doherty Titles

SKY BURIAL – ‘Threnody For Collapsing Suns’ CD (Small Doses / Phage Tapes)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
Sky Burial (aka Michael Page of Fire in the Head) has been exploring the dark ambient side of industrial music since 2006, evolving into a unique and steadfast in the genre. “Threnody For Collapsing Suns” is a triptych clocking in at over 50 minutes – thoughtfully composed; incorporating deep drones, shimmering synth work, and lamenting melodic lines. The disparate layers come together to form a surprisingly organic, well-crafted narrative. Threnody continues Sky Burial’s journey into the nebulous dusk of “Kosmische Musik”, and forms part of a loose trilogy with the preceding Kiehtan and forthcoming Aegri Somnia. Ltd x 500 copies.

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THE RITUAL INCLUSION OF CODE – ‘Beta Wave Nemesis’ CD (Small Doses)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50
The Ritual Inclusion Of Code is a monumental collaboration between Daniel Jansson (Deadwood) and Osman Arabi (, Seeker). Beta Wave Nemisis is their premiere recording. Both artist’s influences and efforts are immediately apparent and blend effortlessly to create this single document of a long journey. Dark ambient textures blend with industrial soundscapes. Harsh noise floats with minimal drone and power electronics vocalisations. One movement flows well into the next, making for an intense and epic debut recording. The art and design was handled by Seldon Hunt.
THE SONG SPARROWS – ‘Days That Are No More’ CD (Old Europa Cafe) – £11 / £12 / £13
Founded in 2006 by Didì (voice, flute, sitar, lyrics) and Martino (guitar, bass ,percussions, harp, chorus), The Song Sparrows are the result of a great passion for late 60’s, early 70’s British Acid Folk. Love for animals, respect for Mother Nature and worshipping of the whole of creation in all its forms represent not only a musical inspiration emphasised in the evocative, fairy-tale lyrics plonged in a bucolic and pastoral atmosphere between imagination and reality, but a real, coherent lifestyle. The Animistic conception of the Universe is the inspiration for the debut album “Days That Are No More”.
VULTURES Vs AMPERSAND – ‘Vultures Vs Ampersand’ CD (Born In Mind) – £11 / £12 / £13
This album boasts dark ambient and industrial sounds that recall Italian Futurism in two 30-minute tracks that highlight the unusual instrumentation and varied musical backgrounds of the two projects. Ampersand, led by artist and musician Stephen Oldfield, builds and performs with giant metallic structures created in his Deptford home. Along with the sound sculptures, Ampersand uses missile shell casings, corrugated iron sheets, and a dismantled piano as well as radios, detuned electric bass, and enhanced electronics. Vultures Quartet for this recording features prepared zither, a Korg synthesizer, metal percussion, bowed cymbals, and house hold objects such as pot lids, a wok, table legs, and a CD rack. Many of the acoustic sounds made by the quartet were manipulated and reintroduced into the composition through the live computer processing of member Matt Chilton. Digipak.

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WILT & HORCHATA – ‘Geomancy’ CD (OHM Records) – £11 / £12 / £13
Dark music pioneer Wilt bridges the gaps between industrial, drone, noise and experimental. Avant mystics of the modern day, Wilt continue to create endless landscapes of mystery and isolation juxtaposed against depression and decay. Horchata focus on four major elements: complex beat music, dark ambient soundscapes, programmed compositional glitch music and field recordings. Geomancy is a study of the interconnection between the human consciousness and the energy of the earth. Geomancy is focused on sacred geometry, the way that spirit integrates into matter – by echoing and amplifying the geometry of nature and planetary movements. The sonic resonance of body / mind / spirit with the harmonic frequencies of the cosmic above and the earthen below. Maximizing the possibility of connection to the One. Limited to just 200 copies in a digipak!

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“IV” in the ‘World As Will’ series (“III” Sub Rosa, “II’ 23five, “I” Staalplaat). “‘World As Will’ is a work in which Zbigniew Karkowski and Tetsuo Furudate combine orchestral music with computer music – read: noise. At the basis here lie two performances, one for sax, trombone, flute and sine waves and the other for a small ensemble called Sonic Boom. These recordings are slaughtered by the composers during a concert in Tokyo and turned into a racket of noise. Another heavy weight release, with lots of cascading noise samples of orchestral origin spliced on the spot together, fed through the lions of granular synthesis – and who knows what else. Its however in the power of these hands that they know, somewhere in the middle how to pull back and go deeper and deeper into what seems to be the crackling of surfaces with contact microphones, before returning to the world of crashing noise and only to return once more to that somewhat dark underworld, going back up after for a cascading finale. Noise indeed and perhaps I should have left this in the capable hands of Jliat, but this is actually noise of the more intelligent kind” (Vital Weekly). Limited to just 200 copies in a digipak!

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Knife Culture: Buried Melbourne’ 2 x CD (Sabbatical)
– £16 / £17.50 / £19
A double CD compilation housing 29 examples of buried Melbourne Noise / Experimental artists: Automating, Aux Assembly, Bleachboys, Bne Sheriff, Cleaninglady, Dead Boomers, Default Jamerson, Dick Threats, Dotabata, Ebola Disco, FTRG, Galactagogue, James Rushford & Joe Talia, Juarez, Judith Hamann, Justin K Fuller, Kristian M. Roberts, Krystoffkrvstoffiston, Marco Fusinato, Matthew Brown, Mitchell Brennan & Fjorn Butler, Psychward Cult, Rob Mayson, Rod Cooper, Screwtape, Sean Baxter, Steve Law, Wife and WORNG. Ltd x 500 copies in a box with booklet.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Under A Big Red Sun: A Benefit For OxFam International’ 2 x CD
(Zos Kia Sounds) – £15 / £16 / £17
A two disc compilation of bands from around the world in benefit of OxFam International. Features: Ain Soph Aur, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, Anton Mobin, Big Brother On Acid, Blind Cave Salamander, Blind Willies, Clark Meremeyer, Deglet Noor Fakirs, Erik Walker, Fancy Space People, Fluid, Hans Keller, John Garcia, Lords Of Chaos, Murmurists, Neither/Neither World, PAS, Philippe Petit & Perceval Bellone, Pulvis Sol, Seesar, Shield Your Eyes, Solar Cult, Vultures Quartet, Window Tappers and Zettaimu. Profits go to OxFam. Digifile.
DISSECTING TABLE – ‘Ultimate Psychological Description II’ CD (Dark Vinyl)
– £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

“Ultimate…” was the second CD release by D.T. in 1993 and by far his most aggressive and rhythmical work to date, with vocals directly from hell… comparable to early In Slaughter Natives and Foetus. A fight between heaven and hell, combining Japanese Noise / Industrial tradition with a touch of western decadence.

ELHAZ – ‘The Black Flame’ CD (Dark Vinyl / Memento Mori) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

These heathen creations are loaded with unrepentantly Satanic philosophy combined with bombastic Neoclassical arrangements and industrial darkwave, topped with ritual excursions into pagan folk music. Synths, deep bass vocals (ala Kirlian Camera) and samples all come together in a gloriously accessible album. Comparable to ConSono.

JOHN WATERMANN – ‘Babel #1’ CD (Stille Andacht) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50

1993 CD from late Australian experimentalist and visionary John Watermann. Features an incredible recombinant use of English verbal phonemes to simulate natural speech, but babelised. The tower of babel as the source of communication problems. File next to Asmus Tietchens.

MASCHINENZIMMER 412 – ‘Macht Durch Stimme’ CD (Dark Vinyl) – £11 / £12 / £13

Reissue of the debut album by these Swedish legends – first issued as a 6-track cassette in 1988 (x50), then issued onto CD with 6 extra tracks in 1990. Maschinenzimmer 412, founded by Kremator Nordvargr and Drakhon, were resurrected in 1995 as MZ. 412, and can be described as the rightful leader of true Swedish Black Industrial. Dark, doomy and challenging.

SALLY DOHERTY & THE SUMACS – ‘Black Is The Colour’ CD (Tiger Records) – £11 / £12 / £13

2008 re-issue of this beautiful album, on Sally Doherty’s own label. Performing some of the greatest songs of the Folk tradition and giving them totally unique and challenging new interpretations, Sally Doherty (ex-Sieben) has produced a notable album that has obvious Folk elements but also has experimental aspects too. In this, her fifth album, she explores songs from Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain and Mexico as well as a couple of her own that fit beautifully with the traditional classics. Rich atmospheric moods with early French medieval styles mixing with tracks of haunting simplicity and others of lush, dark orchestration. This digitally-remastered album comes with a bonus track and is limited to 500 copies.

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