Cold Spring Bi-Weekly Newsletter – 16th October 2010
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COLD SPRING FESTIVAL – DATE CHANGE
DUE TO A COLOSSAL SCREW-UP BY THE VENUE, WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE
DATE OF OUR 21-YEAR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL TO 5th MARCH. THIS DATE IS NOW
SET IN STONE AND WE HOPE IT HASN’T AFFECTED ANYONE’S TRAVEL PLANS!
COLD SPRING RELEASE NEWS
PRE-ORDERS HAVE SHIPPED FOR ALL THE FOLLOWING RELEASE:
STEVEN SEVERIN ‘Blood Of A Poet‘
DELAYED (SHIPPING NEXT FRIDAY, 22nd):
MERZBOW / Z’EV – ‘Spiral Right / Spiral Left‘
MZ.412 – ‘In Nomine Dei Nostri Luciferi Satanas‘
COLD SPRING AT SUPERSONIC
We will have a stall at this year’s Supersonic festival in Birmingham for the 6th year running. Come see us Saturday and Sunday at the Market Place in the old library.
All prices are around 10% less than website prices. Email us with your reservations!
STEVEN SEVERIN UK TOUR
STEVEN SEVERIN‘s “Blood Of A Poet” UK tour is well underway! You can still catch him at the following Picturehouse Cinemas:
OCTOBER: 17th Brighton Duke Of York’s, 18th Hastings St. Mary In The Castle, 19th Brixton Ritzy, 21st Greenwich Picturehouse, 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, 18th Edinburgh Cameo.
|MZ. 412 | Vault 5 x CD Boxset (CSR142B) £80 / £90 / £100|
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) £9 / £10 / £11|
|Shipping: 22nd October |
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|
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|
|Shipping: 22nd October |
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|
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|
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|
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.
PSYCHIC TV – ‘Themes’ 7CD Boxset (CSR123B)
EMME YA – ‘Atavistic Dreams And Phallic Totems’ CD (CSR127CD)
ANNI HOGAN – ‘Mountain’ CD (CSR132CD)
MACHINEFABRIEK – ‘Vloed’ CD (CSR138CD)
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 – 14 Nov 10, “Le Sang D’Un Poete” UK Tour, Various Picturehouse Cinemas (UK & IE)
• 16 Oct 10, Club Chapeau Rouge, Prague (CZ) – with Der Blutharsch, Deutsch Nepal
++ COLD SPRING STALL! ++
• 22-24 Oct 10, Custard Factory, Birmingham (UK) – with Swans, Napalm Death, Godflesh, KK Null, Melt Banana, Gnaw and much more! Buy Tickets
• 27 Oct 10, XOYO, London (UK) – with Balazs Pandi. Buy Tickets
• 18 Nov 10, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal (UK)
• 26 Nov 10, Dundee Mountain Film Festival, Dundee (UK)
IRON FIST OF THE SUN
• 2 Dec 10, Confession 2, The Grosvenor, London (UK) – with Bizarre Uproar, MK9 and more!
• 15 Dec 10, The Garage, London (UK)
• 16 Dec 10, Grand Classic, Glasgow (UK)
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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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+ SPECIAL RUSSIAN PROMOTION! +
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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|AUN – ‘Black Pyramid’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14|
Continuing on the foundations laid with the acclaimed 2009 album “Motorsleep”, Aun are further blurring the line where earth and space intersect with the ominous floating monolith “Black Pyramid”. Casting a new shadow, the seven tracks that make up “Black Pyramid” are loosely inspired by the worlds created by visionary French artist Enki Bilal. While still dealing in dark matter, the twisted guitar and electronics mutations find the Montreal duo at their most melodic, luminous and accessible yet, but in the world of Aun there is always a very fine line between light and darkness. Aun’s singular psychedelic ambient drones laid on “Black Pyramid” definitely marks this release as some of their best work yet, and this says a lot about the sheer power of this new album given their prolific and highly praised discography. Ltd x 1000 copies in a digipak. • All Aun Titles
|BISCLAVERET – ‘Engill Ljssins’ CD (Zoharum) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50|
Special jubilee release for the 10th anniversary of Dark Ambient / Ritual Industrial Polish act Bisclaveret. This album contains tracks from the “Scontrum ACT VI” and “…Where Tattered Clouds Are Stranding” compilations, remixes from Ab Intra and Inner Vision Laboratory and a new, previously unreleased track ‘Telesis’. Packaged in a digipak with graphics based on the work of painter Iwona Murawska. • All Bisclaveret Titles
|DER BLUTHARSCH – ‘Live In Praha’ DVD Boxset (WKN) – £19 / £21 / £23|
Shot by Czech Television at ‘Nova Alternativa’, ‘Live In Praha’ is the last release by Der Blutharsch who recently reincarnated as ‘Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand’. Live in Praha spans the history of Der Blutharsch from its very beginning to its very end! Thee beginning is thee end, thee end is thee beginning! As extra special addition it also includes ‘Sad Song Singers’ show from Alternativa Festival Praha held in 1995. Ltd x 1111 copies in a deluxe foil-blocked DVD boxset with metal pin, large 12-page booklet and two postcards. • All Der Blutharsch Titles
|MUSTERION – ‘The Wondrous Journey Through The Catacombs Of Life’ CD|
(Horus Cyclic Daemon) – £12.50 / £13.50 / £14.50
The second album of Musterion is built upon complex and obscure composition techniques and musical innovation, dragging the listener on a brilliantly imaginative and frightening journey that combines elements of dark ambient, surrealism, absurdity, with the help advanced structural and theoretical considerations in terms of the composition. The tale concerns mind control by psychic, electronic, sexual, subliminal and other means. Simon AA Kölle (Abnocto, Za Frumi) exorcises some demons of his own, where the rhythm of a piece could be dictated by breathless inspiration more than moving pictures (as with film music) or to fit a specific genre. Yet he again expands and evolves the genre of dark ambient into art music. A shifting pace of both horror and atmosphere, incorporating organic instruments and electro-acoustic instruments. Improvisations, twisted circus music, industrial parts and many atmospheric moments give way for a highly symbolic album where all elements are pieces of the broken puzzle. Ltd x 500 copies in a digipak with 12-page booklet on special heavy paper.
|NADJA – ‘The Bungled And The Botched’ LP (Blocks Recording Club) – £15 / £18 / £21|
The Bungled And The Botched is Nadja’s most scorching and most achingly beautiful set yet, pushing the boundaries into ever greater washes of distortion and crystalline silences. Originally available as a limited release (ConSouling Sounds, 2008), Blocks now presents a re-edited version of The Bungled And The Botched in a deluxe vinyl edition. Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff from Toronto, making music that encompasses experimental / drone, ambient, shoegazer and doom metal. Canadian import. • All Nadja Titles • All LP/12″ Vinyl
|NADJA / TROUM – ‘Dominium Visurgis’ LP (Denovali) – £16 / £19 / £22|
This is something you could call a “dreamlike liaison”. When the Canadian “avant metal / drone doom” duo Nadja and the German post-industrial / experimental drone pioneers Troum (years ago active as Maeror Tri) combine their exceptional styles, they form something even vaster as usually known from them. These three long collaboration tracks were recorded as a result of a spontaneous improvisation in April 2008 “live in the studio” near the Weser-river in Bremen, Germany, and suck you in with their powerful and emotional drone melancholy that works in many micro and macrocosmic ways, using electric and acoustic guitars, bass, accordion, drum-machine and voice. Ltd x 300 copies on heavyweight black vinyl with thick printed sleeves and inner sleeves. • All Nadja Titles • All Troum Titles • All LP/12″ Vinyl
|ROCK-A-ROLLA – ‘Issue #28’ Magazine – £5 / £6.50 / £8 |
Rock-A-Rolla 28 features the legendary Swans, returning after a 13 year hiatus! There are also interviews with Richard Youngs, Helmet, This Heat, Wino, Beehoover, U.S. Christmas, Lawrence English, Chöd, Cuzo, The Secret and Her name Is Calla. This month’s Label Focus is on Exile On Mainstream. Also included is the usual vast selection of news, music, DVD and live reviews from the avant-rock, metal, noise and experimental scenes. Highly recommended! • All Rock-A-Rolla Issues • All Magazines
|RORICAT – ‘Uki Uki’ CD (Horus Cyclic Daemon) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50|
Russian psychedelic dada-electronics and spacey post-rock. The Russian duo consisting of Eugene & Julica make spacey, abstract instrumentals. Heavily delayed guitar strumming, accompanied by random sounds and minimal hand percussion. Light and airy ambient guitars with subtle rhythms playing alongside synths. Very relaxing yet propagates passion. This is the definition of quirky. Indescribable stylistically. More strangeness, more quality, more inventiveness with a very unique sound! Beautiful noise… a chaotic dream of drones and distortion with ambient, multidimensional, psychedelic and hypnotic guitars. Fans of electronics will be pleased by this dada-like music from the very north of Siberia. 6-panel digipak.
|VOICE OF MORRIGAN – ‘Orgetos’ CD (Dying Art Productions) – £10.50 / £11.50 / £12.50|
Debut album by French devil piper Fearann (Valuatir, Carnyx, Manzer). Fearann (“Folk Earth”) plays a multitude of instruments including several different bagpipes, oboe, Irish whistle and bodhran. Medieval and traditional compositions, similar to Corvus Corax and Stille Volk etc. Ltd x 500 copies.
|VON THRONSTAHL – ‘Imperium Internum (Red Edition)’ 2 x LP (Fronte Nordico)|
– £33 / £37 / £41
The first volume in a series of deluxe vinyl reissues of Von Thronstahl’s glorious Martial Industrial legacy, which in its most part has never been out on wax before. The first in the series – “Imperium Internum” (CD edition by Cold Spring CSR32CD) – includes the complete album on side 1-3 and four bonus tracks from compilations of the same period (“Riefenstahl”, “Thorak” and “Notre Domicile Est L’Europe”) on the 4th side. Limited to just 100 copies on red vinyl in a deluxe silkscreen printed folder made of special deep black textured paper. The 2 vinyl come in original Fronte Nordico cut-out and embossed inner sleeves made of red special paper, with a 12″ inlay and 3 inserts two-colour printed on designer’s matte white paper. Absolutely stunning and utterly essential! Estonian import. ACT FAST!!! • All Von Thronstahl Titles • All LP/12″ Vinyl
|WHISPER OF TEARS – ‘Into The Night’ MCD (Dying Art Productions) – £8 / £9 / £10|
The latest album from this dark Neoclassical solo female group from Guangzhou, China. The music of Whisper Of Tears creates an atmosphere that can echo with our inner emotions, like sorrow, dreams, longs and desire, loneliness etc. Through the darkness we can see light. There’s no light without darkness… A very nice piece for fans of ethereal / medieval music with a bombastic edge, in the vein of Camerata Mediolanense, O Quam Tristis etc (without vocals). Ltd x 500 copies in an outsize black card envelope with inserts and a wax seal and silver print. • All Whisper Of Tears Titles
|VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Viva Negativa! A Tribute To The New Blockaders Vol. III: USA’ 2 x CD|
(Important Records) – £16 / £17 / £18
Volume III in a series of artists’ tributes to the pioneering UK Noise group The New Blockaders including exclusive tracks by: Aaron Dilloway, Alan Courtis, AMK, Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Broken Penis Orchestra, Carlos Giffoni, Controlled Bleeding, Damien Romero, Daniel Menche, Emil Beaulieau, Ideal Fire Company, Jason Kahn, Jim O’Rourke, John Wiese, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Lockweld, Macronympha, Michael Northam, Plethora, Prurient, Richard Ramirez, The Haters, Thurston Moore, Wolf Eyes and Z’EV. • All Important Records Titles • All Compilations
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ALLSEITS – ‘Hel’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14 Allseits is the solo project of the German instrumentalist Nina Kernicke known from her recent collaboration with German Drone pioneers Troum. “Hel“ describes the way into the underworld, the listener is guided through various stages on the journey down to Hel, the Norse mythological term for hell and also for the goddess Hel who is said to keep watch over the underworld. This allegoric tale is expressed diligently by Kernicke with the use of guitar, bass, drums and skillful sampling creating thick drony layers of deep dark ambient and solemn emotions. Ltd x 1000 copies In a 6-panel outsize sleeve.
CITIES LAST BROADCAST – ‘The Cancelled Earth’ CD (Cyclic Law)
– £12 / £13 / £14 Pär Boström, the man behind the acclaimed project Kammarheit, offers a new and unexpected entity under the name Cities Last Broadcast. “The Cancelled Earth” is the result of almost a decade of sporadic field recordings, mainly recorded in airports, train stations, tunnels and under bridges, all greatly polished and turned into a refined mass of desolate ambience and subtle hypnosis. Through “Cities Last Broadcast” the buildings themselves will gather to whisper about their inscrutable story. Ltd x 1000 copies in an outsized gatefold textured sleeve.
GUSTAF HILDEBRAND – ‘Primordial Resonance’ CD (Cyclic Law)
– £12 / £13 / £14 Second full-length album from Gustaf Hildebrand (ex-Lithivm). A unique, evolved experience inviting you to embark upon an odyssey through ancient and lifeless surroundings. Sweeping ambient soundscapes and delicate textures mingle with the distant shrieks of surreal machinery – conjuring up images of abandoned and forgotten places, clouded skies and dead cities where time has been standing still. A captured moment from a strange no man’s land lit by a perpetual gloom, “Primordial Resonance” is a voyage only limited by the imagination of the listener. First 1000 copies come in an oversized fold out cover.
KARJALAN SISSIT – ‘Fucking Whore Society’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14 CD edition of Karjalan Sissit’s 5th album. With his infamous bombastic sound and voice full of aggression, Markus Pesonen from Sweden unmasks the society’s face as a nasty and ignorant one. “Fucking Whore Society” shows the dark side of Scandinavia, the bitter life of poverty and alcoholism. Karjalan Sissit as strong and angry as ever, without compromise. A must for fans of Martial / Industrial. Ltd x 2000 copies in an outsized gatefold textured sleeve with 18-page booklet.
KARJALAN SISSIT – ‘Karjalasta Kajahtaa’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14 2009 edition of Karjalan Sissit’s 3rd album (originally released 2004). The Finnish pioneer is back from the degenerated and alcoholised Swedish ghetto of Eskilstuna, diving deeper into total melancholy, anti-socialism, bitterness, disintegration and alcoholism. Filled with bombastic outbursts of Neoclassical arrangements, entwined with traditional Finnish Humppa and deep Industrial sonorities. Produced by Peter Bjärgö (Arcana). Ltd x 1000 copies in an outsized gatefold textured sleeve.
NEW RISEN THRONE – ‘Whispers Of The Approaching Wastefulness’ Enhanced CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14 The latest offering from one of Italy’s finest Black Ambient masters. The main concept and feeling of this album can best be described as the “steps” or “journey” leading to the acknowledgment of the approaching end of all things. “Whispers” represent doubts and thoughts about the prevalent decadence that is around and deep within us and “wastefulness” translates to the imminent, definitive end of all things, to oblivion. A bleak and sorrow filled soundtrack celebrating death with little hope for rebirth. This enhanced CD features an exclusive bonus video clip of the unreleased track “Unknown (II)”. File next to Megaptera, Kerovnian etc. First 1000 copies come in a 6 panel textured digifile.
OSSASERPIA – ‘Music For Solve Et Coagula’ CD + Book + Poster
(Horus Cyclic Daemon) – £26 / £28 / £30 Vladimir Igoshin (Ossaserpia) has created an Opus alchymicum; a spectacular account of the work of the musickal alchemists who developed a symbolic kind of psychochemistry, aimed at producing the gold of mystical illumination through celestial musick. Very unique drone and dark ambient with chamber musick and some strange industrial elements that will appeal to fans of Coil etc. Presented in a stunning, very high-quality, full colour, A5 embossed hardback book, which is lovingly printed onto 170g paper. The CD itself is also presented in an embossed sleeve and the whole set is accompanied by a hand-numbered A3 poster. A very rare print for all fans of the occult and alchemy. Limited edition of 500 copies. Highly recommended! Czech import.
THOLEN – ‘Sternklang’ CD (Cyclic Law) – £12 / £13 / £14 Sternklang is the expression of the intimate encounter with the whole; the direct connection with the stars and the vast universe; the sense of complete union with all the overdimensional attributes of what surrounds us. Eisen – the man behind this project and other acts such as Sinistra (Funeral Doom) and Legion Kry (Noise / Ambient) – has given us an aurally materialised glimpse of his numerous stargazing evenings… where the soundscapes are revealed while the stars seemed to gather and sing out of their primordial and powerful environment. The darkest hour is always the one before sunrise. Presented in a foldout sleeve.
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THE COLD SPRING TEAM