This week: Hello folks! Lazy-dazy summer is winding down, and that means the releases are starting to ramp up!!! We are thrilled with INFACTED RECORDINGS’ late-Summer/early-Fall offerings: new Reaper EP is coming soon at a sick price and featuring tons of awesome collaborations. A re-issue of really and truly one of our favourite EBM bands of all time: Zero Defects. X Mark the Pedwalk drops their first ever DVD. If that wasn’t enough, Heimataerde arrives with a new EP in advance of their new album! Killer Aussie act Angelspit drop a new album for Metropolis including remixes and new material. John Foxx releases a new CD/DVD movie soundtrack. Rarenoise Records gives us two amazing albums in Death Cube K and Method of Defiance. Fans of Lustmord, Coil, Sun O))), and Submerged will be right at home with the Rarenoise material. Ant-Zen/Hymen has several Fall releases including stuff from Tzolk’in, Mono-Anime and Nebulo! Venetian Snares releases the first album on Mr. Funk’s new label Timesig. Hands Productions’ 2010 2CD compilation is out. Projekt delivers 3 new albums for late-Summer ambient-ethereal relaxation: Steve Roach/Mark Seelig, Loveliescrushing, and Projekt: Afar, the label’s 2010 budget compilation. So much good stuff, so little time!


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REAPER has some DIRTY CASH for you!!

“Dirty Cash” is the title of the new upcoming ep by REAPER, the solo project of Vasi Vallis(NamNamBulu, Frozen Plasma…)! Actually it is almost an album, as it comes with massive 11 (!) songs for a smooth Maxi-CD price! On vocals REAPER features label mates SHIV-R who recently took the clubs by storm with their debut album “Hold my Hand”. Pete´s (SHIV-R) vocals give this song a massive drive to make all club addicts move! Besides some great bonustracks (such as a brand new remix of their recent club hit “Robuste Maschine”) you´ll also find amazing remixes by Noisuf-X, Syncrotek and Eisenfunk to name just a few! A great and promising taster for the second REAPER album expected for late 2010! Released on Infacted and available September 9th, 2010.

01 Dirty Cash (feat. Pete Crane)
02 Purple Rain
03 Dinero Sucio (feat. Javi Ssagittar)
04 Dirty Cash (Noisuf-X Remix)
05 Puple Rain (Dub Mix)
06 Robuste Maschine (Mono Tonic)
07 Dirty Cash (Rock me Amadeus)
08 Dirty Cash (Syncrotek Remix)
09 Dirty Cash (Eisenfunk Remix)
10 Dirty Cash (Ad Inferna Remix)
11 Dirty Cash (Skyla Vertex Remix)

When it comes to german ebm you will for sure name two bands: armageddon dildos & zero defects! the hamburg based two men project once made their way through the electronic youth compilation series straight to a label deal with germanies once leading electro/industrial label zoth ommog! besides the first single ‘durability’ (which featured the massive hit duracell) the band managed to get their breakthrough with the outstanding album release ‘non recycable’! under the flag ‘duracell’ infacted recordings now brings you a massive best of cd with all their major hits, rare compilation tracks as well as two never before released mixes! furthermore the cd comes as 1000 copy limited edition in digital remastered format as part of the tremendous classics series (the invincible spirit, shift, tribantura, klangwerk, eco, u-tek, armageddon dildos, x marks the pedwalk…) a weapon of floor destruction in the hands of all good djs! ‘non-recycable, that`s industrial!’ Released on Infacted and available September 7th, 2010.

11 DURACELL (Titanium Mix)
12 DURACELL (Titanium Dub Mix)

When ‘x marks the pedwalk’ first established in 1987 under the former bandname ‘scarecrow’ with their single ‘black door’ no one would have ever imagined which way their musical career would take. often called the ‘german skinny puppy’ the band did set standard in the ebm/electro world! a true force in innovation and catchy dance songs! album releases such as ‘human desolation’, ‘drawback’ or ‘meshwork’ became true collectors items and are most wanted subjects in the collection of all electro/ebm maniacs! with their single ‘seventeen’ and the comeback album ‘inner zone journey’ svren ni-arb & raive yarx returned after a musical break of almost 15 (!) years! re-releases of cult hits such as ‘abattoir’, ‘cenotaph’ or ‘facer’ made their way for a great comeback! in cooperation with german concert agency inmove we managed to get them together for a unique re-union concert at this year edition of famous german wave gotik treffen in leipzig. the stage appearance was filmed with six cameras and cut together to an outstanding documentary of the band’s great history! old and new material mixed together to a nice best of set including their most wanted songs! together with a nice interview, backstage footage, picture gallery and video-clips for seventeen and danger this dvd turned out as a true must have collector’s item! the first visual document by x marks the pedwalk in the band’s long history! with this dvd you get an inside view to the band as well as great video footage of this breathtaking stage appearance during wgt 2010! a must have for old and new fans of the band! The DVD is region code ‘0’, PAL. Released on Infacted and available September 7th, 2010.

01 Seventeen
02 Wipe no Tears
03 Missing Light
04 Desolation
05 Runaway
06 My Back
07 Never Look Back
08 Abattoir
09 Never Dare to ask
10 Facer
11 Seventeen
12 Danger
Bonus-Material: Interview, Behind she scenes/Backstage footage, Picture-Gallery…


Acclaimed as a strikingly original, innovative industrial act, Angelspit proved the adoration accurate with the album Hideous And Perfect. Originally from Sydney, Australia, the duo combines male and female vocals, electronics, and melodies in a distinctly dynamic way. With the new release, entitled Larva Pupa Tank Coffin, Angelspit presents four all new blistering tracks as well as a slew of exciting remixes by the band and colleagues. Larva Pupa Tank Coffin shows once again how strikingly original this act is! Released on Metropolis and available October 12, 2010.

01. Sleep Now (Angelspit Remix)
02. Fink (Noir du’Soleil Remix)
03. Twenty6hundred
04. Ditch the Rest (Angelspit Remix)
05. Sleep Now (Dave Foreman)
06. Not born, Hatched
07. Ditch the Rest (Cage23 Remix)
08. Hell was made Flesh
09. Fink Lunarmix (Noir du’Soleil Remix)
10. Massive
11. Princess Chaos (Angelspit Remix)

This features unique collaborations between John Foxx and some of his favourite film-makers, with all of the short movies on the DVD being made especially for this project. On top of that, the CD features all the music for the films, plus tracks that Foxx had recorded as ‘possibilities’ for soundtracks.The final track on the disc, Over the Mirage is a new collaboration between John Foxx, Harold Budd and Ruben Garcia, while both parts (2 & 7) of A Secret Life and Violet Bloom were recorded with Steve D’Agostino. Ex-Japan percussionist Steve Jansen also features on the A Secret Life instrumentals. All of the stunning artwork for the project has been designed by Jonathan Barnbook, who has previously worked with Damien Hirst and also David Bowie, designing the sleeve and inner booklet for his Heathen and Reality albums. Released on Metamatic and available November 11th, 2010.

Disc One: CD: 01. Maybe Tomorrow 02. Kaiyahura 03. City of Mirage 04. Flightpath Tegel 05. Violet Bloom 06. Phantom Lover 07. A Secret Life 7 08. A Secret Life 2 09. Over the Mirage

Disc Two: DVD: A collection of short films… 01. Maybe Tomorrow by Karborn 02. Violet Bloom by Steve D’Agostino 03. Flightpath Tegel by Ian Emes 04. A Secret Life 2 by Ian Emes 05. City of Mirage by Macoto Tezka 06. Kaiyagura by Macoto Tezka 07. Over the Mirage by Macoto Tezka 08. A Half-Remembered Sentence From The Quiet Man by Jonathan Barnbrook 09. Clicktrack by Jonathan Barnbrook

Musicians: Buckethead – guitar, Bill Laswell-bass, DJ Submerged – electronic. For Fans of: Buckethead, Sunn O))), Fantomas, Lustmord, Coil. The album is an instrumental dark and brooding ambient soundscape created by legendary guitarist Buckethead, bass player extraordinaire Bill Laswell and drum and bass producer Submerged. The band name is actually an anagram of Buckethead, also the science fiction writer William Gibson was inspired to name a bar “Death Cube K” in his book “Idero”. This album is the 7th release to be made available under this moniker and features strange turntable manipulations, eerie bass lines and twisted guitar parts creating an unnerving listening experience, similar to an imaginary horror / thriller film soundtrack. This studio album shouldn’t be confused with “DCK”, which was a limited edition release. Kerrang – reviewer: Paul Travers: “It sounds like the soundtrack to an as-yet unwritten David Lynch movie and is definitely one for the 3am slot for those who like to get spooked. Weird music from a weird man.” (rated KKK) RockSound – reviewer Neil Gardner: “Torn >From Black Space does a very effective job in dragging the willing listener into the sonic abyss.” (rated 7/10) Classic Rock – reviewer Tommy Udo: “Like Lustmord, Sunn O))) or Coil, this isn’t exactly a collection of relaxing ambient sounds for the chill-out room: it’s like noise heard on the edge of a coma, as you lie there paralysed watching things trailing past in slow motion. This is quite terrifying stuff.” Released on Rarenoise and available September 7th, 2010.

1. Slow Descent
2. Hollow Ground
3. Watchers
4. Path of the Dead
5. Night Crawler
6. Hidden Chamber

The Quietus – “Laswell may have been born in Illinois four decades previously, but the overall effect is at times strangely reminiscent of 1990s Bristol. Channeled through that almighty echo chamber are reverberations of both Massive Attack’s co-opting of dub and 70s funk and jazz, and the live drum’n’bass of Reprazent (though in contrast to both those acts, Nihon is a predominantly instrumental affair).” Echoes (formerly Black Echoes) – reviewer: John Masouri): “…To describe the line-up of Method Of Defiance as intriguing doesn’t even begin to do it justice…..The result is seventies Miles Davis meets Metalheadz – a continuous throbbing groove mixing drum’n bass, funk, dub, reggae and free jazz and that unsurprisingly defies description” (4.5/5 stars). Comes as CD+DVD 6 Panel Double Digipack. Released on Rarenoise September 7th, 2010.

1. Woobou/Volunteer Slavery
2. Method Plan One
3. Black Rain
4. Dark Heat
5. Wootwo/Cosmic Slop
6. Method Exit Dub

Shortly before the release of the long awaited all new HEIMATAERDE album “UNWESEN” (to be released in a special digibook on October 22) Ashlar von Megalon and his men launch another single. “Malitia Angelica’ will be STRICTLY limited to 1000 units worldwide and is exclusively released on Infacted.

tzolk’ins third album’s concept is the aural implementation of aztec mythology’s deities. besides tonatiuh as the title, the gods chosen by the flint glass / empusae collaboration are: quetzalcoatl (the god of arts, crafts and knowledge, mictlantecuhtli (god of the dead and the king of the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld), tezcatlipoca (a central deity, associated with a wide range of concepts including the night sky, hurricanes, obsidian, enmity, discord, governance, divination, temptation, sorcery, beauty, war and strife), tlazolteotl (a goddess of filth, sin, vice, and sexual misdeeds), xipe totec (‘our lord the flayed one’, a life-death-rebirth deity), nanahuatzin (‘the sun god’, represented as a man emerging from a fire, originally interpreted as an illustration of cannibalism). the idea that people were servants of the gods was a theme that ran through aztec mythology. humans had the responsibility of keeping the gods fed – otherwise, disaster could strike at any time. the food of the gods was a precious substance found in human blood. the need to satisfy the gods, especially the sun god, gave rise to a related theme: human sacrifice. from the onset, the listener is immersed into an inner vision of beauty, atrocity. darkness, emotional soundscapes, ambient spheres and pounding rhythmic patterns. overall the effect is that of fusing meditative tribal atmospheres with dark voids. ceremonial deep tones merge with dark ambient industrial music – which is all kept together by tribalistic electronic grooves and acoustic percussion. once again tzolk’in achieves musical, technical and spiritual success without sacrificing critical artistic engagement with apocalyptic motifs. tonatiuh is an idiosyncratic, ritualistic vision of post-industrial divination. translating the atmosphere of an ancient mythic age for the listener of today – while perfectly using today’s technology. Released on Ant-Zen and available September 7th, 2010.

01 tonatiuh
02 quetzacoatl
03 mictlantecuhtli
04 tezcatlipoca
05 tlazolteotl
06 xipe totec
07 nanahuatzin

mono-amines, as they appear in neurochemistry, are crucial in bringing the brain to a state of adrenaline and euphoric rush. musically, mono-amine is joost gransjean’s intense and adventurous music project and live-act which is based in the hague (nl). joost started performing live in 1997 and since 2004 has released 12 inch singles/eps and albums on various labels. as mono-amine he has created his own style of music; dark, distorted, layered, straight in your face and with a sick fresh groove. all inspired by his critical view of society.. joost’s keeps things suspenseful though his disparate musical experience. experience that includes (but not limited to) acid techno, hardcore and industrial. this is coupled with his prolific club experience that brings out an even more varied sound. the end result is relentless rhythm and escalating walls of sound. complex and fast paced drum work lead into barrages of rhythmic noise – heavily textured synth waves and vicious samples intertwine into the layers of a constantly evolving, shifting percussive aural world. this is a skillfully made album that is very suitable for fans of raw technoid industrial or even drum ‘n noise focussed sound. do not bend – do not miss! Released on Ant-Zen and available September 7th, 2010.

01. beyond the status quo
02. if you are not running you will not make it (deeptrippingmix)
03. democracy is a dying giant
04. human imitation
05. slowburner
06. synaesthesia
07. sloegha
08. base your decisions on information
09. combustion
10. encountering no resistance

nebulo’s third release concerns transforming the pros and cons of our urban society into aural moods in a very subtle way. field recordings taken in bordeaux, paris and berlin, original and artificial voices, the integration of samples from stock exchange reports, shopping centres and alienated fireworks’ recordings turned into imaginary bomb impacts were chosen by thomas pujols as a basis for an acoustic visualization of western civilization – both disturbing and beautiful. nebulo proves his excellence and unparalleled skill to carry deep moods within abstract sound structures – a beauty embedded within roughness. intoxicating ambient soundscapes, intelligent polyrhythmic structures and microscopic snippets result in an artists impression of an imaginary city, complemented with environmental samples, radio signals, stunning sub basses and crunching drones, performed on a wide dynamic range. the noun ‘artefact’ has diverse meanings – concerning this release it stands for things made or used by mankind, as urban environments are. an artefact can also be an undesired alteration in data, introduced by a technique and/or technology. while listening carefully to this outstanding blend of idm and electronica, secreted cracks and disruptions will be visible – artefacts within an artefact. released on Hymen and available September 7th, 2010.

01 exit stress test
02 plasticmare
03 guerilla
04 batman dancefloor
05 acreee
06 eancall
07 aer vacuum
08 drunk animal police
09 vodoo machines
10 meriadeck
11 radiogoo,
12 123 kill me
13 map artefact
14 partywar
15 novil

in the words of mr. funk himself: ‘my so-called life’ is the first release on my brand new record label timesig. the majority of these tracks were made quite quickly, in a day or 2 each. these are the ones i feel closest to, i can listen to one of these 10 tracks and remember that day exactly, all that i was feeling, just where my head was at, whether it was a good memory, a laugh, something that was bugging me or something bumming me out. listening brings me back to that day, whereas hearing some of my other albums brings me back to some period in my life in general. i was explaining to a friend the other day, it was more like a collection of short stories than a novel for me. diary entries he said, and they really are, pockets of inspiration realized within a day. for me it is remote viewing my own memories with clearer and clearer mind binoculars. all important pieces in my puzzle, this kind of filing system i have that sits outside my cognitive filing yet is clear in this system. of course all of this probably means nothing to you but you have to write something in these things so when you send out promos nobody has to think of anything thoughtful to say about it themselves. usually i write a bunch of preposterous shit to poke fun at that whole process but i didn’t feel like that today. maybe tomorrow i will. Released on Timesig and available September 7th, 2010.

1. Posers And Camera Phones
2. Cadaverous
3. Aaron2
4. Who Wants Cake?
5. Welfare Wednesday
6. Ultraviolent Junglist
7. Goodbye9/Hello10
8. Sound Burglar
9. Hajnal2
10. My So-Called Life

This is the new 2CD label compilation 2010, featuring again 30 new exclusive tracks by 10 artists for over 145 minutes of material! You will get 3 new tracks of your favorite artists or can discover all new signing by listening to 3 non-album tracks for each project included. In total a collection of progressive electronic beats from rhythm’n’noise and idm over experimental techno to dark drum’n’ bass. Following artists are featured: Orphx, Geistform, S.K.E.T., Greyhound, Shorai, Incite/, Syntech, Maschinenkrieger Kr52 vs. Disraptor, 13th Monkey and 16pad Noise Terrorist. Released on Hands and available September 14th, 2010.

Artists/Tracks CD1:
Incite/ 01 memory effect 02 moonlevel 03 under construction
Geistform 04 valve base 05 iskra 06 cern
Orphx 07 anima 08 animus 09 shatter self
Shorai 10 todo a zen 11 noxious sounds 12 el recopetín – inducción industrial (piticli mix)
16pad Noise Terrorist 13 I met myself 14 load the x in your head 15 lovecore

Artists/Tracks CD2:
Greyhound 01 lunatic 02 memories 03 inner rhythm
Maschinenkrieger kr52 vs. Disraptor 04 monotonie 72 05 in vitro 06 nuke tac team
S.K.E.T. 07 deactivate consumer fascism! 08 actualise yourself in a new world order 09 no limits for heroes (2010 riot dynamix)
13th Monkey 10 boulder dash 11 incus 12 syphon
Syntech 13 pandemona 14 crash 15 global impulse

Prolific ambient innovator Steve Roach teams with Ph.D. shamanic practitioner / musician Mark Seelig to create a long-form piece of space-opening sound magic. Like the many fragrant and beautiful night-blooming plants which are host to mind-altering qualities, this 70-minute experience slowly blooms outwards with Mark’s vocal harmonic and Tuva-style overtoning intertwining within Steve’s zones and “terra” grooves. A slow motion magical blend is created in this nocturnal mist-filled realm. The power of the human voice is drawn forth in a primordial understanding and finds a perfect fusion with subterranean heartbeats, drones and zones swelling from the harmonic soil, gently urging the Nightblooming to increase its potency and allure. Steve and Mark are intrepid travlers in the realms of expanded musical states; they have collaborated with shamanic percussionist Byron Metcalf on Mantram, Nada Terma, Disciple and Wachuma’s Wave. This release settles into the sustained oceanic qualities of these powerful releases. Slow down, breathe deep, hear and feel the Nightbloom blooming inside. Released on Projekt and available September 14th, 2010.

1 Nightbloom (in 5 parts)

GIRL ECHO SUNS VEILS gathers music from the vast backlog of the lovesliescrushing library. some of it has appeared before, some of it is unreleased. all of this material was reworked and perfected by cortez until he decided it was ready for release. the music is almost two decades old, but sounds like it was recorded yesterday by one of a handful of newgaze, ambient bands (fennes, belong) that have become stylish recently. llc sounds completely contemporary, and yet llc was doing it back in the early 90s, without studios, without laptops! perhaps that is the most shocking aspect to their music. it is a testament to the work of lovesliescrushing, an obscure band that could and did. Released on Projekt and available September 14th, 2010.

babys breath (original version)
spidery velvet
wallflower (original version)
blood jewel drop
lips to kiss

On Projekt: afar, the label continues the tradition of budget-priced compilations presenting the best of the label’s roster; tasteful, adventurous music spanning the best indie, darkwave and ambient artists. Label heavyweights Steve Roach and Black Tape For A Blue Girl are joined by long-running cult acts Lovesliescrushing and SoulWhirlingSomewere along with label newcomers Erik Wøllo, Weep (Doc Hammer of the Venture Bros. fame), Makaras Pen & Mark Seelig. Released on Projekt and available September 14th, 2010.


Exclusive Ascii.Disko t-shirt for the album Stay Gold Forever Gold. Skull Rain image on front. Ascii.Disko logo on back. Good quality American Apparel. Sexy Dark Grey colour. Available in Men’s or Girlie’s XL, L, M, S.

Memmaker Robot Buzz! t-shirt: features a robot coming to kill you with his robot gun! Men’s or Girlie: XL, L, M, S. Hi-quality American Apparel shirts. Colour: black.

***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!


“DAMN this is good. WOW.” – Dependent Forum user reaction. Join the discusssion:

Dead When I Found Her is the studio project of Portland, Oregon’s Michael Arthur Holloway, a professional electronic musician and producer who sites Skinny Puppy, Haujobb, Mentallo & the Fixer, Forma Tadre, Doubting Thomas, amongst other pioneering industrial aritsts as influences. Tracks from the debut album Harm’s Way have been the talk of music forums since they started to appear on Myspace and Soundcloud in 2009, and the attention the project has received is nothing short of impressive. The project soon found a home on Artoffact Records, and 12 tracks were selected for the debut release. Dead When I Found Her re-creates classic late-80’s/early-90’s industrial without sounding cliched, adding a modernized sonic signature to a dark and brooding foundation. Harm’s Way is the perfect album for dark music lovers. Out July 13th, 2010!

1. Curtains
2. Painkiller Suite
3. Fixer Fixed
4. Second Sight
5. Phantoms
6. Fortune’s Few
7. The Proof
8. Lost House
9. Stitches
10. Subject Reject
11. Useless Children
12. Taking Shelter

Order the CD or Digital Album now at the Artoffact Store !!

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AOF085 – Haggard – Awaking the Centuries – CD
AOF086 – Haggard – Eppur Si Muove – CD
AOF087 – Omega Lithium – Dreams In Formaline – CD
AOF088 – Dead When I Found Her – Harm’s Way – CD
AOF089 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 3 – 3CD
AOF090 – Ascii.Disko – Stay Gold Forever Gold – CD
AOF091 – Absurd Minds – Serve Or Suffer – CD
AOF092 – Memmaker – How To Enlist In A Robot Uprising: Deluxe Edition – 2CD
AOF093 – Memmaker – How To Remix A Robot Uprising – DD
AOF094 – Mona Mur & En Esch – 120 Tage – CD
AOF095 – Jesus on Extasy – Holy Beauty + Bonus – CD
AOF096 – Jesus on Extasy – Beloved Enemy + Bonus – CD
AOF097 – Psyche – Remembering Dwayne – CD
AOF100 – Jesus on Extasy – No Gods – CD
AOF101 – Various – Triton Festival 2010 – CD


AOF068 – Massiv in Mensch – Hands on Massiv: The Remixes – DD
AOF069 – Kobold – Blowback – DD
AOF070 – Xandria – Ravenheart [Bonus Tracks] – CD
AOF071 – Interlace – Nemesis – CD
AOF072 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 2 – DCD
AOF073 – S.V.D – No Ordinary Man – DD
AOF074 – Haujobb – Homes & Gardens 2.0 Special Edition – DCD
AOF075 – Urceus Exit – The Worst That We’ve Become – DD
AOF076 – Urceus Exit – Compensation For the Sound of Silence – DCD
AOF077 – Haggard – Tales Of Ithiria – CD
AOF078 – Xandria – India – CD
AOF079 – Xandria – Kill the Sun – CD
AOF080 – v01d – Weakener (EP featuring Ayria) – DD
AOF081 – v01d – This Is Not A False Alarm Anymore – DCD
AOF082 – v01d – Burnt Upon Re-Entry – DD
AOF083 – Individual Totem – Mumia Vera – DCD
AOF084 – Individual Totem – Collectotem – DD

Thanks for listening to GREAT music!

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