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ZHELEZOBETON / Muzyka Voln releases


"Kurutta Ippeiji (A Page Of Madness" / director - Teinosuke Kinugasa, sound - Vetrophonia -- DVD -- €12
2014 ZHELEZOBETON Film, ZF-III, (ltd. 300)
"Kurutta Ippeiji (A Page of Madness)" is a silent film created by the Japanese director Teinosuke Kinugasa in 1926. The screenplay was written together with Yasunari Kawabata, a celebrated representative of the avant-garde literary movement of Neo-Perceptionists known as "Shinkankanu", who would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. Considering the overall traditional orientation of the Japanese cinema of that time, the film greatly surpassed all concepts about experimental art and made a big sensation among critics although remained almost unnoticed by the masses... The story unfolds in a mental asylum where a woman is kept after her attempt to drown her own daughter. Her husband, a former sailor, takes a job there as a janitor in hopes of eventually rescuing his wife from captivity but soon he himself starts loosing his mind… The film includes striking scenes of the emotions of characters, also those of asylum patients whose insane visions are shown using unconventional analogue special effects, which still produce quite a psychoactive impact even on the modern viewer... The short film screening in 1926 was accompanied by live musicians playing and comments from "benshi" - professional narrators who have put semantic accents in the story, but there is no information about the original music score. At different times several soundtracks for the movie were composed, all in different styles - from classical taiko drums and jazz interpretations to indie rock and experimental electronics... Backed by the successful experience of recording soundtracks for silent cinema (let us recall "The Space Voyage" from 1936 directed by N. Zhuravlev), St. Petersburg's duo Vetrophonia continues to contribute to the legacy of avant-garde cinematography in its trademark retro-futuristic style. With the use of electronics, archival samples, classical strings, brass and self-built metallic instruments Nikolay Sudnik and Alexander Lebedev-Frontov managed to create a sound canvas ideally fitting every scene of the film. The soundtrack is made both with meticulous approach and light humour, it follows all changes of moods and guarantees a truly unique watching experience enhancing both visual and emotional sides of this masterpiece of the Japanese silent cinema.
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A.T.M.O.M. -- "Andromeda" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XLII, (ltd. 77)
A.T.M.O.M. (At The Moment Of Madness) was founded by Taras Voloschuk in 2009, and has released many works on such web labels as GV Sound and DNA Production including a couple of collaborations with Bardoseneticcube. Experts of the Russian experimental scene might also know his other projects Toxi-X (harsh noise), Nano Synthetic (rhythmic noise) and Fractal Flints (noisecore). Taras is also the organiser of a series of festivals called Noise Pollution, featuring many acts of the Russian noise underground. However he is not only into noise music, and the A.T.M.O.M. project shows the more atmospheric side of his versatile talent. "Andromeda" starts with tranquil and quite canonical space ambient. Unobtrusive contemplative melodies and flashes of electronic signals gradually turn into dense layers of synthesizer drones, enwrapping in a dark sonic abyss like the irresistible force of gravitation. And this hypnotic minimalism of airless space outlined by mild noisy spirals finally transforms into rhythmical dashes and sketches bringing us back to the near-Earth orbit. A couple of tracks were recorded together with Glasberg and O.N.E. projects, mastering done by the sonic magician Kshatriy (kshatriy.pro). The physical release is made on quality pro-CDRs in an edition of 77 copies in a sleeve of designer cardboard.
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Anthesteria -- "Phobos 1953 (OST)" -- CD -- €10
2010 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXVI / 7Hz Records, 7HZ 01 D, (ltd. 500)
The name of Anthesteria is already well-known to the connoisseurs of Russian post-industrial music. This project has released two solo CDs, a collaboration work with Stalnoy Pakt, and a number of tracks on various compilations. After this the project's leader George Beloglazov founded his own multimedia studio Phantomery Interactive and focused his attention on creating computer games with an unconventional author approach... After releasing the appreciated game "Sublustrum" ("Outcry") filled with the spirit of decadence, steampunk and sombre surrealism, spring 2010 saw the release of a new psychological quest - "Phobos 1953". The action takes place in March 1953 in an abandoned Soviet bunker - a place of strange experiments on the human psyche. The game explores such themes as the limits of mental possibilities, the electronic voice phenomenon, experiments with thought-transference and impact of fear on the human organism... The game soundtrack, presented on this CD, embodies the project's concept in sound. Imbued with an industrial atmosphere, leisurely soundscapes turn into states of calm estrangement and isolationism. Excursions into the unknown corners of the consciousness bring to its surface old memories and long forgotten yet vaguely familiar images... and laboratorial claustrophobia grows into light melancholia. This musical picture is performed in the trademark style of Anthesteria combining abstract dark ambient, melodic neoclassics and experimental sonic artifacts... The release is packed in a DVD-size double cardboard sleeve with full-colour cards depicting game locations and fragments of a book about mental suggestions from 1962. Released in cooperation with 7Hz Records.
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Archon Orchestra -- "Cenotaph" -- CD -- €10
2013 Shadowplay Records, SPR 143 / Muzyka Voln, MV-VI / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 500)
Together with the labels Shadowplay Records and Monopoly Records we are pleased to present you the second album of Archon Orchestra, produced by the well-known founder of Cyclotimia and Sphere Rex projects. "Cenotaph" continues the line started on the debut CD "Pong" - the sounds of a church organ harmoniously intertwine with delicate, subtle electronics while piano and strings mysteriously "float" under the arches of a gothic cathedral immersing the listener in light melancholia. Recommended for the lovers of both atmospheric soundtracks (Ludovico Einaudi, Eleni Karaindrou) and academic "minimalism" (Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt). However it's also absolutely worth checking out for the fans of "neoclassic" and "ethereal".
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Archon Orchestra -- "Pong" -- CD -- €10
2010 Shadowplay Records, SPR 115 / Muzyka Voln, MV-IV / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 500)
Muzyka Voln in cooperation with the Moscow label Monopoly Records and under the aegis of the Voronezh company Shadowplay Records have released the debut album of the project Archon Orchestra. The compact disk cover shows a collage with a fragment of a Renaissance painting on which biblical saints look at the "sky" above them and see the game "Pong" being played there (a cult arcade game from 1972, first game by Atari company). What could this marvellous picture mean, let the listener decide... The main instrument on this CD is the organ, which sounds in fast mechanical sequences a bit unusual for our ears and more typical for the Berlin school of electronic music. Simple compositional structure meets vivid expression, liturgical atmosphere and a sublime metaphysical line running through the whole concept of the project. Some parallels can be drawn with the CD of the Sphere Rex project, released in 2009 by the same community of labels. And it is no coincidence, as both projects originate from the same "producer center". However if Sphere Rex makes accents on classical ambient and piano improvisations, then in the case of Archon Orchestra we deal with clearly structured music lying in the intermediate plane between the so called "holy minimalism" and "repetitive music"... We can recommend this CD to the lovers of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Recoil ("Hydrology" album).
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Bardoseneticcube & Shinkiro -- "Inner and Outer Space" -- CD -- €10
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LX, (ltd. 333)
This is already the second collaboration album of Bardoseneticcube from Russia and Shinkiro from Japan, this time under their own names. The first disc "Four Noble Truths" was released under the combined title of Bashin on the French label Athanor in 2011 and was dedicated to the basic principles of Buddhist teachings. The meditative and contemplative subject continues here as well, now being focused on the aspects of inner and outer space. We submerge in the dark thick matter of sound, fluid, transparent and stratiform. Woven from abstract electronics, omnifarious samples and transformed voices, textures are smoothly interchanging, always showing new visions in the black mirror of our viewport. Makes you wonder - does the perceivable exist separately from the percipient? In any case this is dark, nocturnal, cosmic music, not devoid of epicism and dramatism. Worth having in your playlist for the next space travel!... The disc is packed in a matte 4-panel cardboard digisleeve with artwork made by Vitaly Stromchinsky (X3D5, Eternal Return Records).
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Church Of Howling Dog -- "Umbra" -- CD -- €9
2016 Evil Dead Productions, EDP 017 / ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division, ZHBD-09, (ltd. 300)
The talented multi-instrumentalist Kein from Ekaterinburg, Russia has already proven himself in such projects as Sol Mortuus, Prognostic Zero and Zinc Room, and now the time has come for his new incarnation - Church Of Howling Dog. The labels Evil Dead Productions and Zhelezobeton Distribution Division present his first full-length work "Umbra"... "Umbra" is slow hypnotic instrumental psychedelic rock. Reverberated guitar chords, slides and coarse fuzz, a dispassionate drum machine and psychedelic string percussion, delicate organ pads, the hum of guitar amplifiers and the wheeze of cello - these are the elements creating this tapestry. Pleasantly enough, the author knows how to treat silence as it plays a significant role in his compositions - each note takes its time to fade away, mesmerizing the listener with its vibrations... Some familiar musical landmarks to be mentioned here are Earth albums "Hibernaculum" and "The Bee Made Honey in the Lion's Skull" (although Earth is more monotonous and straightforward), and the famous OST for the Jim Jarmush movie "Dead Man" by Neil Young.
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Corvuz -- "Invisible Landscapes" -- CD -- €10
2012 self-released / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-01, (ltd. 500)
The debut album of a musician from the city of Oryol, Russia, released with the support of ZHELEZOBETON label. "Invisible Landscapes" is dark ambient recorded with a typical Russian approach combining homage to native traditions, deeply melancholic contemplation and powerful thirst for the beyond. Dark red embers, twilight, wind sways over tree crowns, lost eyesight of the consciousness wandering in forest labyrinths and gradually dissolving in the infinite circle of life and death... Rich sound of Soviet analogue synthesizers, a bit of field recordings, voice samples and digital processing - this is the pallette used for creating this image. It feels that the music of Curvuz is inspired by the project Staruha Mha, a cover-version of its track rounds up the album. The album was mastered by Sergey Uak-Kib (Kshatriy), artwork performed by Sergey Ilchuk (Siyanie, ex-Vetvei & Vresnit Art). Digipak.
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Cyclotimia -- "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music" -- CD -- €10
2007/2010 Shadowplay Records, SPR 114 / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXIX / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 500)
The reissue of probably the best album of the Russian electronic duo, complemented with a 15-minute space suite as a bonus track. Cyclotimia's album "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music" was inspired by the activity of a well-known American aerospace company Space Services Inc. which among other things specializes in sending human ashes into space (via their subsidiary Celestis Inc.). Moreover, the compact discs with this music have prowled the outer space twice while being on board rockets launched from the spaceport America in New Mexico. This happened for the first time in April 2007 ("Legacy" project), and for the second time in May 2010 ("Pioneer Flight" project). Cyclotimia's music obtained the status of the official soundtrack to both events... "Celestis" definitely stands out in the discography of this project, known mainly for its post-industrial and avant-garde recordings. It would be no exaggeration to say that this is their most accessible work (in a good sense) correlating with the best examples of such acclaimed masters of the "space genre" as Jean-Michel Jarre or Klaus Schulze. At the same time the music on "Celestis" is in no way secondary, it is modern and quite craftily made... From the opening theme "Capsula" the album's atmosphere plunges the listener into a world of spiritual experience, calls to take an imaginary space travel; fly towards Space along with the remains held in capsulas... It's worth mentioning that the CD comes with a 12-page booklet narrating about the activities of the company. This release differs from the first edition (2007) as it contains an additional exclusive track "Another Time Another Place" - a 15-minute "space suite" recorded by the project in 2009.
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Cyclotimia -- "The Invisible Hand Of Market" -- CD -- €10
2014 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXVIII / Shadowplay Records, SPR 148 / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 300)
The Moscow-based project Cyclotimia, well-known for its long-standing interest for the world of global finance, stockmarket speculators and multinational corporations, presents its new work "The Invisible Hand of Market". According to the musicians, this is not a conceptual album dedicated to the economic term of Adam Smith. In this case it's rather a metaphor "invisibly" linking together various compositions created during 2010-2013... The album's program consists of ten polystylistical tracks combining such genres as "post-industrial", "minimal(ism)", "dark ambient", "experimental" and "downtempo". The main line is a connection between the "sacral" and the "futuristic", a combination of a liturgical atmosphere and electronic music based on the above-mentioned styles... A separate part of the disc belongs to a 20 min. long electro-acoustic suite "Oil & Gas Colony" in five acts. Parts of vocal, classical string, wind and percussion instruments were recorded inside a dome of an abandoned radar station - a carbon fiber sphere 20 meters in diameter with a unique acoustic environment. This monumental work tells about the malignant nature of the resource-based economic model in modern Russia.
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Cyclotimia -- "Music for Stockmarkets" -- CD -- €10
2008 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XVIII, (ltd. 500)
Cyclotimia is most probably the only project in the world which has chosen the creation of a soundtrack to "globalisation" and life of the "consumer society" as their concept. The project members more than anyone else are immersed into the magic of finance and probably therefore has their creative intuition allowed them to compose the main part of "Music for Stockmarkets" with its unforgivingly precise name "Wallstreet Requiem". Today the whole civilised world is listening to this requiem the first cords of which were played on Wall Street itself... The "Music for Stockmarkets" album with its radically experimental nature stands out in the extensive discography of this Moscow project. The 64-minute album includes 32 tracks divided into three conceptual parts: "Wallstreet Requiem" (25 minutes, recorded in 2004-2007), "Trivial Pleasures" (26 minutes, recorded in 2002, this part was the only one released as a seperate CD in 2003) and "Financial Glossary" (13 minutes, recorded in 2003)... The music material itself is nothing like the one heard in the previous records of Cyclotimia. There is no apocalyptic soundscapes of "Wasteland" times, no cybernetic hi-tech and media madness of "E$chaton", no cosmic downtempo of "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music"... Minimalism, academic sterility, surgical accuracy and meditative ataraxy prevail on "Music for Stockmarkets". Then again it is not the familiar "idm", "glitch", "noise", "clicks and cuts" and not "minimal techno"... The sound of the album is chrystal-clear and warm at the same time. "Vintage" lovers have a wonderful chance to listen to the masterpieces of Soviet music production (such as Rhythm 1, Rhythm 2, Aelita, Formanta UDS, Formanta EMS-01, Polyvox) in pure sound, unprocessed by effects.
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Cyclotimia -- "Sci-Fi Music: Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Movie" -- CD -- €10
2010 Shadowplay Records, SPR 113 / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXVIII / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 500)
As the title suggests, the new work by Russian masters of electronic soundscapes represents a score to an imaginary sci-fi movie. The musicians call themselves admirers of old-school Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk genres, and for a long time they have felt a desire to make some music inspired by soundtracks of sci-fi blockbusters from 70-80-s... Spaceship battles, alien colonies, teleportation and mysterious droid ceremonies are only part of the images created by this music. The album contains both dynamic rhythmic "hits" and disturbing space ambient as well as avant-garde neoclassic pieces.
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Cyclotimia -- "Styx" -- CD -- €10
2009 Shadowplay Records, SPR 104 / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXII / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 500)
ZHELEZOBETON in cooperation with the Voronezh label Shadowplay and the Moscow label Monopoly Records presents the new 7th full-length album from the masters of "stockmarket industrial". "Styx" is the most mainstream-oriented work in the Cyclotimia discography. The music here is free of experimental and academic explorations traditional for the band; here the emphasis is made on the rhythmical component. Inexorable like an economic recession and steadfast like a financial indicator chart, eleven compositions depict the sickly technogenic reality of the planet wrapped by networks of global capital, media glamour and ideological obsessions... In the ancient Greek mythology Styx was the embodiment of primeval dread and gloom, from which the first living creatures emerged. This was a personification of the underworld river whose pestilent currents seclude life from death... Similarly to this mythic river, currents of credits, percent, funds, financial quotations, capital issues, barrels of oil and advertising spaces flow on the Cyclotimia album to the accompaniment of hard, sterile and atmospheric electronic music... Recommended to the fans of Skinny Puppy, Clock DVA, Laibach (of the "Das Kapital" period), Front Line Assembly.
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Cyclotimia -- "TimeBank" -- CD -- €10
2009 Shadowplay Records, SPR 105 / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXIII / Monopoly Records, (ltd. 500)
"TimeBank" is a collection of exclusive compositions recorded by Cyclotimia in 2003-2007 and for some reasons left out of the main albums. The material presented here is hard to fit in the Procrustean bed of common musical styles, but we can try to list the ingredients from which this post-industrial "dish" was cooked: both cyber jazz and idm, neoclassics and trademark technological ambient, old-school electronics and atmospheric new age, experimental and many more can be found here... Despite the seeming stylistic incompatibility the band succeeded in creating a self-sufficient album with a spectacular plot no worse than a good Hollywood thriller. A special jewel of the disk is the track "Nocturne" combining aerial melodies and uneasy sonic "cinematography". Also worth mentioning is the "live" 10-minute prog-industrial suite "Economic Meditation", imbued with psychedelic dramatism... Words written about the band several years ago remain true even today: "While actively using the possibilities of analogue and vintage equipment Cyclotimia creates unique soundscapes, suspenseful and sublime at the same time. Not so many projects can successfully implement such impressively "cold" atmospheres and, despite being "technological", fill the sound with such a deep humanistic sense." ["Audio Video Saloon" magazine]
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DMT -- "Selected Funbient Works 1-4" -- 2 CD -- €14
2009 kultFRONT, KF-XV / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXIV / Aquarellist, aquarel 13-09 / Monochrome Vision, (ltd. 500)
Dmitriy Tolmatskiy (1970-2009) - a journalist and musician from the city of Saratov (south of Russia), one of the first popularizers of the alternative intellectual culture and particularly industrial music in post-Soviet Russia. He was the creator of the RWCDAX website which had certain influence on the mindset of many modern personalities of Russian post-industrial art... The musical project DMT was established in 1995 and released by the end of the 90s several limited-edition cassette albums, lapsing afterwards into silence for a while. In the mid-00s the project was revived, had some successful live gigs and recorded a lot of new material, part of which is presented on this double-CD "Selected Funbient Works 1-4"... Plans of this release existed for a long time but unfortunately were not implemented while the author was alive. His life cut short in the autumn of 2009. And now by joint efforts of the kultFRONT, ZHELEZOBETON, Aquarellist and Monochrome Vision labels, this release has become available for those interested. The album vividly displays the complex music world of DMT, which like everything innovative exists on the crossing of several musical styles and directions: from dark-ambient and industrial noise sketches to technoid rhythmics and pure sonic experiments.
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DMT -- "Ultimatum" -- CD -- €10
2015 kultFRONT, KF-XXIV / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-L, (ltd. 300)
DMT "Ultimatum" is the second album in "Die Zeichen" series run by kultFRONT and ZHELEZOBETON labels. The first part was released in 2013 - Sal Solaris "Die Scherben 2004-2010". The new album is a tribute to Dmitriy Tolmatskiy who unexpectedly left us in 2009. Dmitriy was one of the few journalists who popularized the alternative culture in Russia. In late 90-ies he created the web portal RWCDAX and his famous "Industrial Culture Extended FAQ" which unveiled previously unknown layers of post-industrial art for many Russians... "Ultimatum" shows the varied musical and stylistical planes of DMT. It mainly consists of compositions never officially released before, taken from CDRs which Dmitriy gave to his friends. There are also a few tracks from the compilations he had time to participate. Unfortunately not always were there notes and years of recordings. One track was digitized from an untitled audiocassette kept by the musician's friends in his native city of Saratov. The album provides a glimpse into various periods of DMT's sonic experiments from 1999 to 2008. It also features fragments of a live performance together with Alexei Borisov in St. Petersburg in December 2005. For bandcamp users there is a bonus archive of three compositions. One remix by DMT of the Species Of Fishes track. One remix of DMT track by the Ghost Reflection project. And an extended version of the title track from the unreleased album "Cold Autumn in Belgrade" recorded in 2000. The artwork is done by the famous visual artist and media philosopher Oleg 'cmart' Paschenko (http://humanimalien.ru | http://www.conclave.ru).
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Eonic -- "Secret Land" -- CD -- €10
2010 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXVII, (ltd. 333)
Secret land lost in an unknown dimension... Like ancient ruins this place hides the traces of stories, which are told in this new album by the St. Petersburg project Eonic. This is their 6th release (and 2nd "professional" CD) and it easily combines different stylistic approaches, making its own way to the listener's heart. Ethno-gothic in vein of Dead Can Dance and Arcana is layered over tout electronic rhythms a la Delerium and Enigma and spiced by pleasant psychedelic arrangements. Musicians don't hesitate to step on the territory of pop-ambient and even new-age, and it just adds more lightness and airness to their energetic music. A firm and masterful work.
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Exit In Grey -- "Hysterics of the Eternal" -- CD -- €10
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 044 / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXIV, (ltd. 300)
Radiowaves rustle, layers of ether interference whisper and an electric guitar carefully draws gentle tonal vibrations… The new album by Exit In Grey is indeed largely based on sounds of radio noises, so close to our heart. Although of course this is not a noisy work but rather oneiric, contemplative, shimmering… In two multilayered 20-min long collages we can hear the elements of nature and man-made objects, fragments of random radio interceptions and melancholic guitar parts piercing dark space with its bright emotionality... The material was recorded by Sergey [S] in March 2011 and mastered by Oleg Hurvatov (Interior Disposition) in 2016. The disc is released in cooperation with the Frozen Light label in an edition of 300 numbered copies in a standard jewel-case with an 8-page booklet.
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Exit In Grey -- "Shadows of Stillness" -- CD -- €10
2013 Muzyka Voln, MV-VIII, (ltd. 300)
Exit in Grey is one of the main musical incarnations of Sergey [S] from Moscow-area town Pushkino, who is also known for many other projects including Five Elements Music, Sister Loolomie and labels Still*Sleep and Semperflorens. Starting from 2004 Exit In Grey has released over a dozen of albums on CD-Rs and cassettes, mainly on his own label Daphnia Recordsand also on such labels as Mystery Sea, Abgurd and YAOP. His first factory-pressed CD "Perception" came out last year while "Shadows of Stillness" becomes the second album released in this format.... Exit In Grey has quickly developed it's own recognizable style - very calm, a bit melancholic drone ambient with gentle melodies and rugged textures made of found sounds. Four compositions of "Shadows of Stillness" follow the same path: harmonious currents of droning guitars and reed organ are framed by slow waves of resonances dissolving into each other, signals and loops crafted from field recordings, sounds of a Polyvox synthesizer and very long frequency radiowaves from the Earth's atmosphere and space bodies.... The album is dedicated to the beauty and grandeur of Stillness which we can so rarely notice in our everyday bustle...
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Fanum / Karna -- "Something Else" -- CD -- €10
2014 ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-05, (ltd. 100)
A split-album by two brother projects from Moscow and Rostov-on-Don, each of them having a serious discography under the belt: Fanum has released two solo works and several collaboration recordings with such projects as Exit In Grey, Kromeshna, Vazhes, etc., and Karna has eight solo discs and two collaborations with Melek-Tha and Velehentor... On this album we will hear two long suites in classical industrial dark ambient style. The track by Fanum is an unhurried drift through deserted mechanized spaces, slow loops of soft noises and streams of vibrant drones. It seems like birds singing somewhere? Or is it just a rusty flap creaking in the wind?.. The composition features many field recordings, the origins of which are not so easy to guess. Sound fabric sways like waves, sometimes rolling over with assertive density, then retreating and creating a rarefied atmosphere with sweeps of rare electric flashes and phantom echoes... Karna presented the final recording of the project here: a monotonous post-apocalyptic soundscape imbued by cold moonlight. Lifeless space, painted with pulsating low frequencies and grainy crackling of the electrified air. The composition is minimalistic at first sight, but it gradually sprouts with various layers and structures: rare metal clangs and machine samples, electronic strokes, a grid of simple rhythm and a quiet synth melody underlining the overall atmosphere of desolation. Like an automated sand mining colony somewhere on the outskirts of the galaxy, long abandoned, semi-ruined, living out its remaining days in vacuum, zero gravity and oblivion…
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Hattifnatter -- "Barometrizm" -- CD -- €10
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LIX, (ltd. 333)
Hattifnatter is a collaboration project by Evgeniy Savenko (Lunar Abyss, etc.) and M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk) formed in 2007 for free-form exploration of the psychoactive electroacoustic ambience and only now matured enough for this first full-length studio album. The material has been recorded in 2007-2013, infused and distilled, redefined and again sent to distillation and transformation to finally form into six compositions full of weird oneiric images... Through the clouds of omnifarious rustles, hisses and crackles one can see the landscape built by analogue pulsations and multiplied echoed acoustic percussion clatter. Swarming in the bush of field recordings and random sound combinations are the little voices of the unknown creatures. The air of atonal guitar drones is soaked in melodic tunes, feedbacks and colourful multi-layered effects... Just like the doctor prescribed... Soulful mastering by Kshatriy (http://kshatriy.pro). The physical manifestation of this release is made as a CD in a 4-panel cardboard digisleeve and as an audio cassette. The digital version can be bought on bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.
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Hattifnatter -- "Barometrizm" -- C-52 -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LIX, (ltd. 55)
Hattifnatter is a collaboration project by Evgeniy Savenko (Lunar Abyss, etc.) and M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk) formed in 2007 for free-form exploration of the psychoactive electroacoustic ambience and only now matured enough for this first full-length studio album. The material has been recorded in 2007-2013, infused and distilled, redefined and again sent to distillation and transformation to finally form into six compositions full of weird oneiric images... Through the clouds of omnifarious rustles, hisses and crackles one can see the landscape built by analogue pulsations and multiplied echoed acoustic percussion clatter. Swarming in the bush of field recordings and random sound combinations are the little voices of the unknown creatures. The air of atonal guitar drones is soaked in melodic tunes, feedbacks and colourful multi-layered effects... Just like the doctor prescribed... Soulful mastering by Kshatriy (http://kshatriy.pro). The physical manifestation of this release is made as a CD in a 4-panel cardboard digisleeve and as an audio cassette. The digital version can be bought on bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.
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Hypnoz -- "Breath of Earth" -- CD -- €10
2008 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XV, (ltd. 500)
Hypnoz is a project of Dmitry Zubov, a musician from Moscow suburb Fryazino, the town that endowed the lovers of post-industrial music with such names as Hum and Staruha Mha. His first composition was recorded in 1993, and during its existence Hypnoz has released one CD on the Moscow label Insofar Vapour Bulk, which gathered tracks from different periods, a couple of very limited CD-Rs, and participated on the compilation "Iznutri" by the Ewers Tonkunst label with a fragment of a composition from this album. Aside from Hypnoz Dmitry plays in several other projects: Zuboff Sex Shop (post-punk / new-wave), Circle Of Iron Tape (harsh noise), BRZB (electronics, with Alexey Borisov), etc... The basis of most of the tracks for "Breath of Earth" was recorded by Dmitry together with Evgeny Voronovsky (Cisfinitum) during their joint night psychedelic sessions, and this is evidently felt in their mood. Stylistically this can be called tranquil electronic ambient with a remarkable experimental touch – but who thinks about it while recording? Slowly twisting sound helixes, drawing inside the astral subspaces, pulsating rhythms, cosmic sounds of old analogue synthesizers, – all this produces an appropriate effect on the listener's mind, and there's nothing more to demand from music.
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Hypnoz -- "A Score for Iron Blues" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXI, (ltd. 150)
"A Score for Iron Blues" is already the eighth full-length album of the project Hypnoz - a brainchild of Dmitry Zuboff (Zuboff Sex Shop, Circle Of Iron Tape, BRZB) coming from Moscow region. This music will primarily appeal to the fans of old school industrial - the raw and moderately rough sound of the album is based on the use of overdriven and otherwise processed bass guitar and voice samples. With the help of these simple means comrade Zuboff manages to create quite varied compositions which seemingly don't contain anything innovative but at the same time sound just the right way: through the album harsh dirty sludge joins rugged hypnotic loops and even mild melodic tunes creating a melancholic mood. One of the tracks features the specially recorded voice of Jim Thirlwell (Foetus).
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i.m.m.u.r.e. -- "The New Circle" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXI, (ltd. 250)
The project i.m.m.u.r.e. is a part of St. Petersburg based musical foundation Forbidden Sounds Group and "The New Circle" is its first release on physical media. Before this the project successfully performed live several times and released a number of recordings on the net-label DNA Productions. The music of i.m.m.u.r.e. combines serious dark ambient, rhythmic electronics and psychedelic industrial in vein of English school a la Coil. It is full of gloomy melodies, light noises and sonic experiments, and is flavoured with morbid vocals narrating about infinite love to the dog and other schizophrenic joys of life. Part of the compositions from the album appeared to the author in his dreams. A nice soundtrack for an introspective pastime.
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The Infant Cycle -- "Drop-out Center" -- CD -- €10
2012 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXIV, (ltd. 300)
"Drop-out Center" is the anniversary album of The Infant Cycle project celebrating 20 years of the personal creative journey of the Canadian musician Jim DeJong which began in November 1992 after leaving the band Mind Skelp-cher. During this time Jim has recorded and released a massive amount of material both on his own label The Ceiling and on other respectable underground labels such as EE Tapes, Drone Records, Afe Records, etc. and this is his second full-length album on CD after "The Sand Rays" (Diophantine Discs, 2009)... The album includes nine abstract compositions recorded with Jim's trademark approach. Using such sound sources as shortwave radio, vinyl surface, videotape, bird cage and also more "normal" instruments (bass guitar, electric mandolin, Korg Poly-800 synthesizer) he creates slowly drifting multilayered textures with sometimes unexpected stops and narration twists. Sharp crispy foreground sound is set off by gentle background waves of resonating feedbacks forming intelligent electroacoustic glitch / drone with scratchy tangibility, meditativeness and even a sort of romanticism. This is music that evokes imagination and easily paints images in the listener's mind... "Turn on!"
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The Infant Cycle -- "Playout" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XI, (ltd. 250)
The Infant Cycle is a project of the Canadian artist Jim DeJong working under this name since 1994. It may seem surprising, but all these 13 years he remained in the underground of experimental music, and his name is well-known only to inveterate enthusiasts and explorers of this strange phenomenon. The project has put out 6 full-length albums on cassettes and CD-Rs, several singles and an amazing series of minions called "Clear Shape" released in ultra-limited editions on transparent vinyls of unusual forms (square, hexagon and triangle). Jim has also recorded a lot of collaboration works with such musicians as Big City Orchestra, Dronaement, Orphx, Aidan Baker, Delphium, etc., some of them were published by his own label The Ceiling... The Infant Cycle's music has never been notable for tensity or ornateness, instead of this it focuses on the subtle aspects of sounding of separate timbres and their combinations. Such textural orientation allows to create a completely peculiar effect, and the seeming minimalism carries into the contemplation of the infinity of possible microsound combinations. In this connection, Jim knows how to get on with both rhythms and drone ambient prostration. Among his favourite instruments are Poly-800, shortwaves, feedback, field recordings and altered vinyl records... Vinyls deserve special mentioning. Jim carved the runout grooves of records and thus created simple and unembellished (yet in some ways, unpredictable) rhythm patterns. Once he decided to start a project severely limiting the sound sources to one carved playout and the operational sounds of his old 4-speed Califone record player. Additional noises were generated by running a razor blade along the platter while it was spinning (the blade at different altitudes, and the platter at different speeds which was picked up by the needle), and the tone arm being vibrated into different tones by a violin bow (amplified via the needle)... An early track (called, fittingly "Playout (Early)") appeared on "Lágrimas De Miedo N°8 - Sund", a compilation CD coming with the eighth issue of France's "Fear Drop" magazine (2001). Two excerpts were also released as a free promotional 5" by The Ceiling to announce the then-upcoming CD release of "Playout" on the American label Merchants Of Sound. But the label soon folded out, and the recording was lying and lying in the bins of The Infant Cycle's archive. And now we are infinitely glad to have an opportunity to present this work to your attention!
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Kryptogen Rundfunk -- "Live 2005" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXII, (ltd. 150)
After several limited edition split and collaborative releases this is the first solo recording by Kryptogen Rundfunk since the release of his album "22.SZ" on Mechanoise Labs label back in 2004. The disk contains live recordings made during the "Noise vs Glamour" festival in 2005 in St. Petersburg and Moscow, later reworked in home studio... In fact the same program was prepared for both shows so some fragments of the compositions intersect, but due to the live mixing of sampled layers of analogue and computer synthesis and use of such instruments as analogue synth "Rokton", radio receivers, voice and processing units, both tracks sound entirely different in the end. In both cases these are constantly moving psychoactive soundscapes spreading from soft pulsations and drones to sprightly noisy fragments spiced up with a couple of funny samples.
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Kshatriy -- "From Heart to Heart" -- CD -- €10
2013 Muzyka Voln, MV-VII, (ltd. 500)
Kshatriy pleases his fans with a regularity of his musical experiences and Muzyka Voln label gladly presents his third CD-album "From Heart to Heart". Many reviewers referred Kshatriy's previous works to space dark ambient and the new album also has a cosmogonic feel to its musical images. This time everything takes place in utterly deep space, in the immense emptiness that contains the whole world. Swinging on slow waves which shimmer in all possible colours we contemplate monumental galactic metamorphoses. Slowly unwinding are the tight spirals of synthesizer drone, rhythmic patterns pulsate and emotional melodies are cut with rare flashes of voice samples. Smoothly flows the sound, charged with energy, transmitting the experience of self-awareness from the musician to the listener... from heart to heart.
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Kshatriy -- "Mushrooms and Kshatriy" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LI, (ltd. 77)
After the reissue of the eponymous debut Kshatriy album last year we're glad to present you his second work, recorded in 2006 and equally little known. Back then "Mushrooms..." was spread among friends and fans in a very limited number of copies and then remained unavailable for the wider audience for a long time. As the author says, this album is a magical journey consisting of nine pieces which emerged from the intuitive contemplation of the most secret levels of consciousness dissolved in space. Those who are familiar with Kshatriy's sound will hear his trademark features, but overall this album sounds more experimental than his later works. Instead of dense flows of thick cosmic ambience space is filled with weird abstract forms and flickering electronic collages. Psychedelic atmosphere, psychoactive sound. Remastered by the author in 2015. The physical release is made on quality pro-CDRs in an edition of 77 copies in a sleeve of designer black cardboard.
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Kshatriy -- "Slepok Soznaniya" -- CD -- €10
2009 Muzyka Voln, MV-II, (ltd. 500)
The project Kshatriy appeared on the Russian post-industrial scene in 2004 and up to present has participated in several compilations, as well as released some solo and collaboration recordings on limited edition CDRs. Muzyka Voln presents the project's first "professional" compact disk with the album "Slepok Sonzaniya" (meaning "a mould of consciousness" in Russian)... This work is based on the concept of consciousness of a warrior, a galactic warrior of light, bringing to world pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, a moment of power and might, a flight of freedom, love, serenity, joy, light, unified time, eternal life, simplicity and bliss... The music of the project can be described as fractal dark drone ambient with lots of patterns, woven from various sonic fibres: synthesized drones, processed field recordings, acoustic echoes and rhythmic loops. Calm and profound, filled with resilience and hidden power, like an endless ocean of tranquility, energy and beauty.
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Kshatriy -- "Transforming Galaxy" -- CD -- €10
2012 Muzyka Voln, MV-V, (ltd. 500)
"Transforming Galaxy" is the second full-length album of Sergey Bulychyov (aka Uak-Kib) from Vsevolozhsk, Russia - an imprint of direct experience of the Universe. The album is dedicated to the end of Kali-Yuga - the age of technocratic lack of spirituality and moral decay - and to the attainment of human awareness of the Unity... Eight hasteless compositions of psychedelic drone ambient combine a light atmosphere with deep multilayerness, crystal clear sound transparency with mild and sometimes uneasy melodies. Soft organic tracks full of plangent drones, noises and natural recordings neighbor with dense and saturated hymns to Hindu goddess Kali. The disk is closed by a beautiful lyrical composition reminding us that the best way to overcome ignorance and realize unity is Love... The album is released in a glossy 6-panel digipak with front cover by Sergey Ilchuk (Siyanie, ex-Vetvei & Vresnit Art).
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Kshatriy -- "Transforming Galaxy" -- CD + CD-R BOX -- €39
2012 Muzyka Voln, MV-V, (ltd. 30)
First 30 copies are designed by the author as special collector's edition: hand-crafted bag made of brown velvet containing art printed on a thick wooden plate 28 x 30 cm, and also an additional CD-R with a live recording of Kshatriy's performance in Moscow-based cultural center "DOM" on October 23, 2010.
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Majdanek Waltz / Sal Solaris -- "Tenebrae" -- CD -- €10
2011 Shadowplay Records, SPR 127 / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXIII, (ltd. 500)
A collaboration album by two prominent Russian post-industrial projects Majdanek Waltz and Sal Solaris. The conceptual core of the record is the poetry of Paul Celan, one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era. His cryptic fractured lyrics spoken in a specific estranged way by Pavel Blumkin is enchased by a weird fusion of avant-garde neoclassic and dark ambient music... This record will seem unusual even for those who are already familiar with the works of both projects. Here you won't find neither soulful neofolk songs, nor strong power ambient - instead the decadent sounds of violin, cello, clarinet, piano and bayan from Majdanek Waltz blend with shimmering electronic drones and uneasy soundscapes of Sal Solaris in paradoxical unity making your heart throb painfully. The last track features the haunting voice of Rada Anchevskaya (Rada & Ternovnik)... It won't be so easy to fall in love with this album from the first spin. It's like an eerie irrational dream able to frighten and cause a desire to wake up somewhat quicker. But the depth of this dream lures and makes you return and experience it again and again.
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Mira Drevo -- "Heavens of Lakes" -- CD -- €10
2012 BioSonar^EleKtro 021 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-02, (ltd. 500)
The debut CD by Mira Drevo "Heavens of Lakes" is composed after journeys around the Ladoga Lake on the shore of which lives the author of this project - Skald, a philosophy teacher and master of handmade ceramics of medieval design. Skald has been seriously involved in making music since 2003 and after long musical and ideological transformations he came up with the balanced combination of tradition, contemplativeness and rituality in his compositions. Using a vast palette of electronic and acoustic instruments - synthesizers, field recordings, samples, winds, mouth harp and guitar - he draws the atmosphere of this beautiful place of power... Views of Ladoga are also captured in the graphic illustrations of Valentina Mustajarvi accompanying the audio recordings. Peering into the vast of the lake and skerries, listening to musical pictures, one can almost feel the breath of free Ladoga winds, as sounds of its waters reflect in one's mind with shimmering images of Karelian nature… Unvaried are seas and oceans in their appearance therefore their view is always archaic. And Ladoga is called a freshwater sea for a good reason, as like a sea it can be severe and stormy. The Nevo Sea, it was called by ancient traveling merchants. Mira Drevo echoes through time with age-old observers of smooth waterscapes, it sings its heart-felt song, and Skald, imbued by Ladoga water, narrates these sonorous tales to us…
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Mira Drevo -- "Sledy na Snegu" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXIII, (ltd. 77)
"Sledy na Snegu" ("Footprints in the Snow") is a live recording of Mira Drevo made on December 25th, 2015 in the St. Petersburg Sound Museum (former Experimental Sound Gallery, ESG-21) during one of the nights of the "Alchemy of Noise" party series. This time the project performed as a duo: the permanent leader Dmitriy "Skald" who uses synthesizers, a sampler and authentic field and ethnographic recordings along with acoustic instruments (flutes, mouth harp, percussion) was joined by Pavel from the post-rock / doom metal band Sequoian Aequison, and the mild sound of his guitar brought a special charm to the overall musical fabric... Mira Drevo stay true to their folk ambient sound, their music is a journey through snowy Russian villages and vast spaces which separate them by many miles... Beautiful melancholic melodies and wavy textures pierced by meditative motifs - this is the music of a long winter, the music of the North... 77 copies on pro-CDR in a sleeve made of designer's cardboard with a handmade runic card.
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Mira Drevo -- "Sledy na Snegu" -- C-64 -- €7
2016 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXIII, (ltd. 55)
"Sledy na Snegu" ("Footprints in the Snow") is a live recording of Mira Drevo made on December 25th, 2015 in the St. Petersburg Sound Museum (former Experimental Sound Gallery, ESG-21) during one of the nights of the "Alchemy of Noise" party series. This time the project performed as a duo: the permanent leader Dmitriy "Skald" who uses synthesizers, a sampler and authentic field and ethnographic recordings along with acoustic instruments (flutes, mouth harp, percussion) was joined by Pavel from the post-rock / doom metal band Sequoian Aequison, and the mild sound of his guitar brought a special charm to the overall musical fabric... Mira Drevo stay true to their folk ambient sound, their music is a journey through snowy Russian villages and vast spaces which separate them by many miles... Beautiful melancholic melodies and wavy textures pierced by meditative motifs - this is the music of a long winter, the music of the North... 55 copies, even numbers on white cassettes, odd numbers on black, full-colour stickers, handmade runic card with a download code.
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Nazi Bastards From Aldebaran -- "Invasion" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XIV, (ltd. 250)
An unknown artifact of the 90-ies Russian industrial scene! Having recorded several tracks in 1997-1999 the members of the project haven't done absolutely anything to make the result available for the public, and they just disappeared in complete obscurity... Years later the composition "Swastika Man" was released on the "Red Square" compilation by KultFRONT label. And only now can the gap be considered completely filled as this disk contains the full legacy of the project. Music of NBFA is a kind of old school electro industrial: catchy rhythms, melodies and well thought-out synthetic fillings of tracks. Various samples spice up the compositions, and their titles like "Illuminati", "Cleansing the Planet", "Nazi UFO Attacks Paris Nightclub" unambiguously talk about the ideological basis of this mysterious project.
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Neznamo -- "Aiwyasto" -- CD -- €10
2015 Muzyka Voln, MV-IX, (ltd. 300)
If somebody still doesn't know, behind the Neznamo project stands the Moscow-based musician Dmitry Shilov who stepped on the path of ritual ambient music in 1996 under the stage name of Unknown. After releasing five albums on the "Strely Peruna" ("Perun's Arrows") label, the project temporarily fell in a lethargic sleep but woke up again in 2006 with a renewed name and approach. As Neznamo Dmitriy has released several mini-albums on his own label Moonsun Productions, as well as a number of collaboration works with several other acts from the Russian drone underground: Misery, Bardo, Lunar Abyss, Siyanie, etc… For those interested in the project's roots and branches we can give some more keywords: Temnozor', Medve Na Meche, Peal Grim, Magickal Things. "Aiwyâstô" is Neznamo's first full-length album and first "factory-pressed" CD. The album consists of one 42-min long composition recorded in a deep transcendental state. Covered in ornaments of unhasting vibrations, flickering and parallel sound layers, dense string drone permeates the whole track. This music is for lovers of deep inner self diving. Towards the depths of pitch-dark sound where one can see all forms dissolving in emptiness and being reborn by it again in an endless game of space and imagination.
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Nigdeniya -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXVI, (ltd. 150)
Nigdeniya is a mail-art project initiated by Vitaly Maklakov - a painter and musician from the Siberian town of Kamensk-Uralskiy, known to the fans of Russian noise underground for the projects Light Collapse, Kromeshna, Obozdur and DIY-labels Ostroga and Heart-Shaped Box. On the first album of this new project he collaborates with Michel Madrange aka M.Nomized - an honoured activist of the French underground since 1975. One track also features the Russian musician Dmitry Rodionov with his project Dmitry Rodionov Experience... "Nigdeniya" (translated from Russian as "Nowhereland") is an utopia state, an idea drawn out of writings of the English philosopher & humanist Thomas More. This is a geographical and socio-political fantasy, a place not found on Earth - as there is no place for this musical project whose creations are born in virtual space during an exchange of material by mail. The result of this exchange is presented in 8 compositions, in which electronic rhythms are tightly interwoven with multi-layered arrangements made of synthesized sounds, voices, sampled musical fragments and field recordings, forming striking industrial psychedelic kaleidoscope of visions.
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Noises Of Russia -- "Experimental Structure" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XIX, (ltd. 250)
Nowadays Noises Of Russia is one of the most known groups on the Russian experimental post-industrial scene, mainly because of their numerous concerts and CDR-releases, published by their leader - Gosha Solnzev aka 1g0g ("Van Gog") - on his own label ElectroIndustria. This release has captured one of such concerts which took place at the Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21) in St. Petersburg in October 2008... This concert was peculiar because of the non-traditional band line-up which aside from 1g0g included some of his friends: musicians Nikolay Kalmykov (Hladna), M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk), Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) and Evgeny Savenko (Lunar Abyss Deus Organum), and also VJ Alco (video projection) and Grigory Glazunov (ODDDance Theatre, butoh dance). By common efforts these comrades performed totally improvised material quite typical for the "St. Petersburg post-industrial wave" and combining elements of collage, industrial, noise and ambient. Field recordings and voice manipulations, metal percussion and rough analogue signals, guitar semi-melodies and various sound effects - all this is harmoniously blended in the unified psychedelic soundsphere.
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Noises Of Russia -- "Humility" -- 2 CD -- €14
2010 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXV / Aquarellist, aquarel 14-10 / ElectroIndustria, 12EICD, (ltd. 500)
Under the cover of the 3rd studio album of Noises Of Russia - a project which has chosen Tanatos to be their perpetual muse - there are two post-modern mysteries at once, two doors to the viscous and twilight space encyclopaedically oversaturated with the symbols of death of various traditions. The final countdown turns into a long immersion in a cold cerbal-sonic abyss where it's impossible to find out for sure if you are calmed or frightened, comforted or sneered at... if they mourn for you, a mortal, or are they glad for you, an immortal. The album also contains a ritual video for the track "Spirit", not however making the issue more clear.
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Ogni Videniy -- "Skeleton in the Closet for God" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LIV, (ltd. 77)
The new album from Ogni Videniy following the "Sounding Emptiness" disc delves again into Buddhist themes, this time - the spatial Buddhist cosmology. Every track is dedicated to a certain state of mind and its corresponding plane of existence of sentient beings, from material worlds to the realms of pure consciousness... Nine compositions with intense sonic structures, like fractal canvases with no end and no beginning. Each of them with its own atmosphere: from mild and rarefied to dense, noisy and pulsating; all being pierced by elastic electric drones with lots of hues and parallel resonating forms... Perhaps this is a kind of music that devas are hearing in the depths of their meditative absorptions. However, no matter how high the level of their staying in non-material worlds is, the most valuable is still human life because it has the best opportunities to make decisions and choose the right path.
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Ogni Videniy & Svetlo111 -- "Synapse" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LIII, (ltd. 77)
A collaboration of the two projects now based in St. Petersburg and often performing together at city gigs and forest festivals. Three long psychoactive tracks filled with gritty analogue noise, farced with scraps of electronic signals and soaked in a syrup of harmonious drones. Despite the abrasive texture of sound and use of rather sharp effects, the atmosphere of the album is quite contemplative. Like the severely frosty northern night with polar lights: the air bites your skin and burns your lungs, but you just can't stop staring. The key point is the right adjustment of perception and selection of warming elements!
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Otzepenevshiye / Vir' -- "For a Knife" -- CD -- €10
2013 self-released / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-03, (ltd. 300)
Otzepenevshiye were formed in 2006 and by now have already recorded a conceptual split-album with Allerseelen and Neutral (2008, Ewers Tonkunst / Indiestate), have taken part in a series of releases of the Heliophagia label and contributed to several compilations. The band consists of members of the well-known Russian post-industrial projects Sal Solaris and Reutoff... Vir' dates from 1996, having released some self-made demos, split-releases and two full-length albums: "Lower Forest" (2006, Indie-Go!) and "Horna" (2008, Mosquito Records)... The creation of a collaboration album was conceived by the members of both bands during their collective gig in Kazan'. Through the mutual exchange and editing of material they managed to record not just a split but something more that combined the planes of both acts and surpassed their traditional sound, not always resembling the individual works of both projects. The style of the album is really hard to define but to mark the relative field we could use such tags as sludge / drone doom / industrial / dark ambient... Roaring guitars and the powerful drive of a live drum kit turn into measured industrial drum-machine rhythms, a clatter of iron sheets, synthesizers and field recordings, then again giving room to overdriven strings and profound insane vocals of Sergey Milushkin (Vir')... Metaphysically this album is a kind of optical device, a magic lantern with opaque glass - matching the anguish and desperation of Russian life. However looking more closely one can distinguish amazing patterns on the black soot of this glass behind which shines the everburning living fire.
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Overdose Kunst -- "Was ist Overdose Kunst" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2007 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XII, (ltd. 250)
The Japanese duet Overdose Kunst exists since 2001 and records a strange sort of music which they call "schizopoetry". Rejection of stylistic norms in the name of sound-craft freedom, deconstruction and irrational re-assemblage of musical material - that's what stands behind this term. This approach allows them to keep a child's purity and frankness in musical perception with the ability to send an emotional charge without using settled compositional forms. This disc includes the most song-like tracks of the band: crookedly recorded guitars, voices emotionally singing some nonsense in a mixture of several languages, and reversed melodies. Fine and lyrical post-rock from Japanese experimental underground.
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Peal Grim -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2015 Moonsun Produsctions, MS009 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-07, (ltd. 100)
Peal Grim is one of the names of Dmitriy Shilov known for the projects Unknown, Neznamo and Magickal Things. Peal Grim explores the theme of dramatic experiences of the human life using acoustic and electric guitars, overdrive, distortion and spatial effects. Their sound creates clouds of guitar drone, noise and ringing, assuming different shapes in the acoustic atmosphere: sometimes floating like an impenetrable fog, sometimes rolling like a gigantic front of thunderclouds, sometimes creeping over a dark pit of overwhelming melancholia… These five compositions were recorded over the course of three years from 2007 to 2009 and were mastered by Sergey Bulychiov (kshatriy.pro) in 2014... "This record is not recommended to listening for depressively inclined persons".
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Polkka Love Machine -- "s/t" -- C-58 -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LVI / Aquarellist, aquarel 31-15 / Saaren Levy, (ltd. 177)
Polkka Love Machine is the title of a performance made by the Finnish theatrical group Sabotanic Garden founded by Pasi Mäkelä and Jussi Saivo. The piece appeared in 2009 and has toured extensively ever since in France, Germany, Austria, USA, Czech, Estonia and Finland. Now it's been turned into a musical project in which Pasi and Jussi explore the depths of ritual eroticism. What we hear is a set of six laid-back songs with a lo-fi sound but refined old-school approach. Slooow rhythms, hum of amplifiers, bluesy splashes of vibrating guitars, subtle electronic tones and ghostly auditory hallucinations... Retired jazzmen on mushrooms and sedatives? A session of deep seductive self-hypnosis? Or a result of super hot sauna overdose?... In any case, a great collection of Finnish love-making music... Jussi Saivo is also the member of such projects as Tiermes and Aural Holograms and a chief of his own Saaren Levy label. Pasi Mäkelä aside from performing with Sabotanic Garden plays weird music as PAM and co-operates the micro-label Meteorismo.
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Polkka Love Machine -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LVI / Aquarellist, aquarel 31-15 / Saaren Levy, (ltd. 77)
Polkka Love Machine is the title of a performance made by the Finnish theatrical group Sabotanic Garden founded by Pasi Mäkelä and Jussi Saivo. The piece appeared in 2009 and has toured extensively ever since in France, Germany, Austria, USA, Czech, Estonia and Finland. Now it's been turned into a musical project in which Pasi and Jussi explore the depths of ritual eroticism. What we hear is a set of six laid-back songs with a lo-fi sound but refined old-school approach. Slooow rhythms, hum of amplifiers, bluesy splashes of vibrating guitars, subtle electronic tones and ghostly auditory hallucinations... Retired jazzmen on mushrooms and sedatives? A session of deep seductive self-hypnosis? Or a result of super hot sauna overdose?... In any case, a great collection of Finnish love-making music... Jussi Saivo is also the member of such projects as Tiermes and Aural Holograms and a chief of his own Saaren Levy label. Pasi Mäkelä aside from performing with Sabotanic Garden plays weird music as PAM and operates his micro-label Meteorismo.
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Pustota -- "Greatest Hits" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LVII, (ltd. 77)
A collection of the best pieces by the conceptual project Pustota maintained by Evgeniy Savenko (Lunar Abyss, Hattifnatter, Boevye Cikady, etc.) to explore various forms of manifestation and convergence of the acoustic spaces and artifacts. Repeatedly amplified noise of old magnetic tape, work of tape-recorder mechanisms and technical faults, electro-magnetic interference, running through the tube cascades of the old amplifiers, impersonal urban and field recordings caught on cassette dictaphones - all this is tesselated in a sort of mosaic of textural sonic events. All compositions except one were previously released in extended forms by BioSonar^Lo-End label in tiny editions of 7-15 cassettes with deliberately absurd handmade artwork.
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Reutoff -- "No One's Lullabies" -- CD -- €10
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXI, (ltd. 333)
"No One's Lullabies" is the 9th album by Reutoff, one of the best-known Russian projects on the international post-industrial scene. Over the course of one hour they will be performing their "lullabies" which won't let you sleep though... The whole panopticon of borderline mental states will unfold before the eyes of our attention. Every track is a masterfully performed decadent dance of emotions and feelings. Steady industrial rhythms, an unhasting but assertive semi-drunk waltz, circus-like grotesque with wicked medieval shades, comatose jazz swinging in dark tones and epic electronic doom that could also fit well in the repertoire of their brother-project Otzepenevshiye - all imbued with remarkable spirit and slightly inflamed imagination... The material entitled "No One's Lullabies" was initially produced as a cassette mini-album by the German label Sea State in 2014 in a small edition of 80 copies in unconventional handmade packaging. The extended version with four additional compositions was put out by Reutoff on their bandcamp page as a web-release. Now we're glad to present the CD version of the album for the happy owners of CD-players and optical drives! The CD-edition contains an exclusive bonus track with a live version of one of Reutoff's rare compositions. The disc is packed in a matte 4-panel cardboard digisleeve, artwork features paintings by Fabrice Billard, the chef of Divine Comedy Records.
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S36NZ-Okh -- "Meditzina Katastrof" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XLIV, (ltd. 77)
S36NZ-Okh is the solo project of the St. Petersburg-based musician, painter and illustrator Kirill Rozhkov, also known for his joint work with Alexander Lebedev-Frontov in T.A.U. and Stalnoy Pakt projects. Two previous S36NZ-Okh albums were released by the Ultra label in 2000 and 2002 and the material for the third album "Meditzina Katastrof" was recorded in 2003-2004 and kept in archive for ten years waiting to be released... As the title suggests ("Medicine of Disasters" as translated from Russian) the album is dedicated to the medical theme, particularly to medicine as a tool for healing social problems: anthropogenic, biological and other disasters, although practically useless in our reality. Musically this is a saturated mixture of dark electronics and dramatic old school industrial. Each composition is a separate story filled with tangible cinematic images. Every track features exclusive samples such as the fragments of correspondence of a German cannibal with his victim eaten in parts by mutual agreement, or a functional description of a "Snegir'" onboard recorder from the "Kursk" submarine, etc. All this is skillfully combined with industrial noises, sound loops, synthesizers and electronic rhythms making a solid collage filled with a sense of collapse of the modern social model, fatigue and the impending doom of humanity.
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Sal Solaris -- "Die Scherben 2004-2010" -- CD -- €10
2013 kultFRONT, KF-XX / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXVII, (ltd. 300)
kultFRONT and ZHELEZOBETON labels are glad to announce the new CD by one of the most outstanding Russian post-industrial projects - Sal Solaris. This release follows the logic of the "Der Ruf" compilation CD (2006, Der Angriff) and collects the tracks recorded at different times on various occasions. Among other tracks the disc contains compositions from the compilations "The Black Square" (2006, kultFRONT), "Iznutri" (2007, Ewers Tonkunst), "Rush for Black Celebration" (2008, kultFRONT), "Heliophagia III" (2009, Heliophagia), "Art of Caring the Dead" (2009, Dodozavr), "Heliolatria" (2010, Heliophagia), also tracks from the split 10" record with Stahlwerk 9 (2004, Der Angriff) and several previously unreleased compositions... When describing the sound of Sal Solaris reviewers often mention the neologism "power ambient" and we can't but agree with this term. The music of this duet coming from Rostov-on-Don and Moscow combines the elements of dark, often space ambient, post-industrial and power electronics, a collage approach and a dense saturated atmosphere, not relaxing but rather stimulating the listener. A collection of works created during various years allows to trace the live dynamics of the project - from the austere ideological persistence of the "early National-Bolshevist period" to the more sculpturesque and psychedelic compositions, including some naive but remarkable exercises... The works feature contributions from many band friends, including Russian cosmist writer Ivan Polikarov, lead artist of "Crazy Pierrot Cabaret" Sergey Vasilyev, piano player & composer Anna Antropova, decadent cynic and erudite DJ Deutschmark, master of noises Nikolay Lepesa, trombone player Seung-hui Cho and even Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskiy... The artwork is done by the famous visual artist and media philosopher Oleg 'cmart' Paschenko (http://holesk.in | http://www.conclave.ru)... With this CD kultFRONT & Zhelezobeton labels open the series named "Die Zeichen" aiming to publish the archival works of Russian post-industrial projects.
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Sal Solaris -- "Thresholds" -- CD -- €10
2016 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXII, (ltd. 333)
"Thresholds" is the first Sal Solaris solo album in 15 years marked by a variety of collaborations, splits and minor releases. From a musical point of view this is probably the most complex and certainly the most rhythmic work of the duo which opens a new chapter in its history... The Sun radiates and cools down. Mountains erode and grind into sand. Any system tends to minimum energy and maximum entropy, that is to uniformity. But while chaos does not reign yet, the universe is a complex thermodynamic landscape filled with low grounds and peaks, ridges and valleys. To go from one valley to another we need a breakthrough. As when a match boosts energy to let reagents gain ability to cross the threshold, and continue to roll freely and independently... "Thresholds" is an acoustic study of a breakthrough over the threshold. Therefore the album constantly crosses genre limits. The listener is taken from a thicket of dark techno to a rave meadow, and in the middle of dark ambient wasteland he or she gets thrust against a rock of minimal electro... "Thresholds" is also an attempt to answer the question of what may be a match in human life situations. How to cross the pass, when the ridge is covered with clouds. The album can be regarded as a box of matches, or an experimental map of passes for those who feel confined in their valleys... Authors can not guarantee its absolute accuracy... Cassette version of the album with two exclusive remixes is released by NEN Records and available for purchasing at their bandcamp as well as in our mailorder catalogue.
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Sister Loolomie -- "Signals" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XX, (ltd. 250)
Sister Loolomie is one of the offspring of [S]ergey (or just [S]), a musician from Moscow region, known for his projects Exit In Grey, Five Elements Music and some others, as well as for his labels Still*Sleep and Semperflorens. The musical style of [S] is notable for its delicate and gentle approach to sound, the keywords for its definition are: ambient / drone / experimental / electroacoustic. In Sister Loolomie [S] utilizes deliberate sonic "digitalizing" and at the same time manages to keep the warmth and cosiness of sound in his own way, resembling tape drone music... [S]ergey uses guitar, electronics, radio and computer processing in creating his soundscapes, both abstract and sensuous at the same time. The compositions move calmly and slowly, sound loops draw in attention like spirals and dissolve it in their textures. Shivery signal waves and soft generated rasp form an aerial atmosphere, in which crackle the discharges of digital interference, and bright yet slightly melancholic melodies bring serenity and tender contemplative sadness.
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Six Dead Bulgarians -- "Distributive for Installation" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LV, (ltd. 77)
It's hardly necessary to present the Arkhangelsk-based project Six Dead Bulgarians, for anyone familiar with the Russian experimental scene must have probably heard some of their numerous works recorded over the 20 years of the band's existence. Aside from the project's permanent mastermind Alexander Chulkov the recording of this album also featured Mikhail Karlos (acoustic instruments) and Pyotr Abysov (Ogni Videniy project, electronics)... The album's title is connected with its concept according to which consciousness is seen as software of a human being subject to accumulation of errors and demanding for adjustments and updating. The material of this recording is a kind of distributive which one can install in his consciousness to improve its work without having to reinstall the whole system. The aim for the musicians is finding the optimal parameters of all systems suitable for building the network which connects human beings... It's always a pleasure to appreciate a nice theory and in practice this recording will surely fit the taste of lovers of calm and serene music with a meditative touch. Eight relaxed and sometimes minimalistic compositions in a wide range from ultra-mild ambient with ethnic percussion to raw analogue electronics and pulsating downtempo rhythms.
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Siyanie -- "Mystery of Life" -- CD -- €10
2016 Moonsun Productions, MS010 / Frozen Light, FZL 045 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-12, (ltd. 300)
The third full-length album by the project of Sergey Ilchuk (ex-Vresnit, ex-Vetvei) and Dmitriy Shilov (Neznamo, Peal Grim, Magickal Things) has gathered materials recorded at three live gigs in 2012-2013 and completed in the studio in 2012-2015. This album is for lovers of live textured ambient. Almost 80 minutes of powerful yet tender sound submerging the listener into bright dreaming and at the same time awakening crystal clarity within. An experience of the mystery of life expressed in artistic form. The call, the revelation, the transformation, living through your own self. These canvases are woven from a manifold of acoustic and electronic threads: droning and vibrating guitars, flutes, voices, a sitar, electronic sequences, field recordings and found sounds - all this is interlaced into multidimensional structures, the depths of which can be endlessly explored with every new listening. The CD is packed in a matte 6-panel digisleeve with artwork by Sergey Ilchuk. Sound mastering performed by Sergey Bulychov (Kshatriy). The edition is limited to 300 copies. Digital copy can be purchased at bandcamp... Special collector edition - 24 copies in envelopes with 17 cards of A5 size printed on silver cardboard featuring reproductions of Sergey Ilchuk's artwork made in 2012-2016 - available for ordering directly from the author by e-mail: siyanie.art@gmail.com.
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Sol Mortuus -- "Extinction" -- CD -- €9
2015 Evil Dead Produsctions, EDP016 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-08, (ltd. 300)
Sol Mortuus is the project of the Yekaterinburg-based musician named Kein, who played in the 90-ies in a well-known underground Russian atmospheric black metal band Thy Repentance and later got carried away by experimental ambient sound. Under this name he has already released the album "Black In The Green Wreath" on a split with Zinc Room (2014, Evil Dead Productions, EDP 014) and a couple of tracks on compilations. Kein is also the author of such projects as Scratching Soil, Carved Image Of Emptiness, Church Of Howling Dog and is a member of Prognostic Zero and Zinc Room... "Extinction" was recorded in 2014-2015 and dedicated to a life in decay, under a dying Sun, or possibly Three Suns? This is slow, thick and viscous rhythmic ritual ambient evoking spacious desert images (although everyone has their own visions). Aside from the essential synthesizers which play a background droning role here, a lot of acoustic instruments were used in this recording: cello, mandolin, blockflute, kaluka, vargan, buben and various percussion. The album sounds whole, it seems the tracks bleed one from another but at the same time each of them carries its own story built on the interpretations of the ancient Ural legends and tales of the northern peoples.
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Sphere Rex -- "For Electronics and Piano" -- CD -- €10
2009 Shadowplay Records, SPR 101 / Monopoly Records / Muzyka Voln, MV-III, (ltd. 500)
Muzyka Voln in cooperation with the Moscow label Monopoly Records and the Voronezh label Shadowplay Records presents the solo album of one of Cyclotimia members - Sphere Rex... The word "ambient" came into the musical culture after the same-name solo album of Brian Eno, a member of the British art rock band Roxy Music. Legend has it that the musician was in the hospital and had nothing to do but to listen to the noises behind the window, and so he noticed a certain structure and musicality which he later started to imitate with the use of tapes and musical instruments... Of course Eno wasn't the one who discovered this music style first, as before him the ideas of "background music" were developed by the French composer Erik Satie, and the concept of "the art of noises" was stated by the Italian futurist Luigi Russolo. However it was Eno who recorded in the 70s a series of albums with compositions which, so to say, laid the foundation of all contemporary ambient music in its boundless variety: from inelaborate "new age" to club "chill out" to harsh and experimental "dark/drone ambient"... Sphere Rex plays ambient in this uncommon for today traditional vein, combining minimalism and "background"-style of electronic music a la Brian Eno and piano improvisations based on proto-ambient ideas of Erik Satie. This music is able to calm down and lull to sleep like alpha-wave rhythms or paint weird images guided by the surreal titles of compositions in one's imagination. For the goals of complete authenticity only analogue devices were used in recordings, as well as tube preamps and compressors from 60s-70s.
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System Morgue -- "Feu" -- CD -- €10
2014 ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-04, (ltd. 100)
"Feu" is the first CD of the Moscow-based project System Morgue which has been active since 2006 and released one cassette "Hekatombaion" (2010, Heliophagia), as well as plenty of web-releases. In its early period the project relied on aggressive and pushing sound in vein of harsh noise and power electronics, but later changed to milder sonorities and finally came to the now traditional form of guitar drone ambient... Using only guitar and bass as sound sources as well as a chain of effects, the man behind this project - Peter L. - has created five compositions the mood of which varies from uneasy, slightly distorted soundscapes to gentle enshrouding harmonics. The lingering drone of vibrating strings, rare accents of psychedelic chords, slow semi-melodic loops - everything that a real connoisseur of dark meditative music needs. The album is inspired by the literary works of Ilya Masodov and Charles Baudelaire... Sound mastering done by Sergey Uak-Kib (Kshatriy | http://kshatriy.pro), artwork of the 4-panel digipak - by Kol Belov (http://kollaps.ru).
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Uhushuhu -- "Geoscience" -- C-55 -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XLVII, (ltd. 55)
The third studio album by the St. Petersburg-based group Uhushuhu continues the line of the two previous works: "Long Songs Pleasant For Hearing" (Zhelezobeton, 2014) and "Onega" (ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ, 2015), namely - long spatial tapestries filled with a whole host of electronic and organic events drifting on a leisurely contemplative wave. One can listen to this music endlessly, it seems to be created of several layers of semi-transparent mirrors reflecting everything that comes in the field of the musicians' imagination: smooth synthetic pads, singing birds and (perhaps?) whales, radiowaves and a heavenly female voice, lurking whispers, instrumental loops, field recordings and various found sounds. All this creates a complex electro-acoustic image, surely still pleasant for hearing to the connoisseurs of the ambient genre... Analogue version - 55 copies on black audio cassettes with stickers, two-sided full-colour cover.
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ÜL -- "III" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XVI, (ltd. 250)
ÜL was formed in 2006 by Argentinians Alan Courtis (Reynols), Fernando Perales and Charly Zaragoza. They have performed live many times in Argentina and released two albums: "Astropecuario" on the Scottish label Pjorn Records and "II" on the Argentinian Facon Records. This is their third disk containing material recorded in 2007. The goal of ÜL is the exploration of timbric possibilities of electric guitars in their own way, combining elements of noise, drone music and free atonal improvisation. Their compositions immerse the listener into an abstract world of electromagnetic interaction between acoustic and electronic medium. A world glutted with raw sounds of string vibrations, droney feedback resonances, acute work of limiting amplifiers and layering echoes of effects.
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Wander -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XXXV, (ltd. 150)
Wander is a duo from the Dutch town of Nijmegen consisting of Frans de Waard and Freek Kinkelaar, also known under the name Beequeen. Beequeen have been recording music since 1989 but in 2000 they decided to redirect this project to more accessible "almost-pop-music" and started Wander to unburden themselves in creating abstract soundscapes... This recording was made during the Russian tour of Wander / Beequeen in October 2011 in the Moscow art cafe "Ex:Libris". Their performance was not improvised - within 42 minutes the listener can find several specific compositions bound together by more abstract interludes. Freek plays guitar and uses expedient means for creating noises while Frans takes care of electronics and field recordings. Like in a good movie their music reflects a full range of human emotions: from light-hearted sketches with serene guitar passages to disturbing dark ambient scenes and, of course, trademark minimal drones with careful textures and easy noises.
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X3D5 x Noises Of Russia -- "Theurgy" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LVIII, (ltd. 77)
Dead Christ, letters of Escher, The Last Judgement, dark ambient with vodka, daemons of anxiety, feverish rhythmic noise with a rash on mucous, a rope, a bullet, icy haze and everything you are afraid to know about the fate of our Heavenly Homeland in the new album of X3D5 x Noises Of Russia "Theurgy". The Gloom Of Motherland, how sweet it is, how homely!... "Our adversaries try to distinguish certain persons who are devoted to illicit arts, whom they call sorcerers, and who, they say, practise witchcraft, from others who seem to them worthy of praise because they practise theurgy. In truth, however, both classes are equally bound by the false rites of the demons when they worship under the names of angels" (Saint Augustine).
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Zinc Room -- "Window of Erich Zann" -- CD -- €9
2016 Evil Dead Produsctions, EDP 018 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-10, (ltd. 300)
"Window of Erich Zann" is currently the latest album by Zinc Room from Ekaterinburg, Russia, led by Alexander "I" (also head of the Evil Dead Productions label and member of Prognostic Zero) and Kein (Sol Mortuus, Church Of Howling Dog, ex-Thy Repentance, etc.). This is a blend of raw noisy industrial and dark ambient with the project's trademark sound: roaring bass guitar, steel sheets and spiral springs are combined with thematic samples, powerful synth pads and slightly unexpected cello intrusions... The album symbolically marks the past 10-year anniversary of the project's activity and contains several reworked compositions from the debut Zinc Room disc "Cold Corridors of Fear" (2004, Evil Dead Productions). "Window of Erich Zann" was originally released by EDP as a limited edition CD-R in 2015 and now re-issued on a factory pressed CD with the support of Zhelezobeton Distribution Division featuring two exclusive bonus tracks.
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V/A -- "15 Poems by Franz Kafka" -- book + 2 CD -- €15
2014 ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-06 / Own Editions, (ltd. 300)
We are pleased to present this unique double release produced by our label along with the "Own Editions" publishing house, the translator Olga Roschina, the illustrator Daniil Grazhdankin and a number of musicians from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don and Odessa. The first part - the "15 Poems by Franz Kafka" book - is the first ever bilingual illustrated edition of all known Kafka lyrics (in German and Russian). The second part is the musical compilation based on the material of this book... As it turned out Kafka's works and their atmosphere are close to musicians from very different cultural layers. It's the point where many musical styles interwine: radical chanson and neofolk, female choir and collage electronics, post-industrial and dark ambient, rampant neoclassic, minimalistic improvisation and post-rock. The compilation features I. Belorukov, A. Popovskiy + D. Sorokin + B. Shershenkov, Pustotsvet, N. Sudnick, UtrovortU, Uhushuhu, Chumaho DRU, Bardoseneticcube & Chivadeshe, Eject, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Majdanek Waltz, Monocube, Sal Solaris, Sequoian Aequison, The Tune 3.0.
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V/A -- "Muzyka Voln" -- CD -- €10
2007 Muzyka Voln, MV-I, (ltd. 500)
The first release of a new sublabel of ZHELEZOBETON - Muzyka Voln - is a compilation of the same name, containing compositions from twelve Russian projects playing ambient / drone music. A selection of audio-tales in which each project introduces the listener to its own sound world he's living in: mystical stories, isolationism, altered states of consciousness, space landscapes, monotonous technogenic rumble, guitar passages and much more... Specially for this compilation exclusive tracks were provided by: Anthesteria feat. Kaj?, Bardoseneticcube, Cisfinitum, Closing The Eternity, Exit In Grey, Hum, Instant Movie Combinations, Kshatriy, Lunar^Abyss^Deus^Organum, Necropolis, Polaris and RemoteBand. This compilation may be useful for those interested in the Russian experimental scene and just for lovers of beautiful contemplative music. The CD is housed in a six-panel digipak decorated with photos of Baltic Sea made by Pavel "fljõt" Pevnitsky.
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V/A -- "Now It's Dark: David Lynch Tribute" -- CD -- €10
2016 kultFRONT, KF-XXVII / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-11, (ltd. 200)
"Now It's Dark: David Lynch Tribute" is an album made by Russian experimental sound artists dedicated to the famous film director and musician David Lynch, and produced by the kultFRONT label with the support of Zhelezobeton Distribution Division... The idea of a tribute to Lynch first appeared when Sal Solaris recorded the track "With Me" for "The Black Square" compilation (KF-VI, 2006), using samples from the movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me". The digital EP "Lynch" featuring compositions by Tsaraas, DMT and Bardoseneticcube (KF-XVII, 2012) followed several years later but only now the time has come for a full-length album... Eleven projects from the Russian dark underground scene have presented their own visions of the mysterious and meditative atmospheres pervading the works of the American tenebrous genius: Reutoff, Light Collapse, Dvory, Skripp, Wunderblock, Relic Radiation, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Sal Solaris, Arcuation, Povarovo and DMT... Overall sound mastering was done by Arnold_pR (Reutoff). Artwork of the 6-panel digipak features a fragment of the painting "Special Agent Gorgon Cole" by Chris Mars. The edition is limited to two hundred copies.
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... -- "Hyperrealism Pt. 2" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
A bit more than half an hour of pure non-processed radionoise in best tradition of Russian radionoise school. Slim-case. [YAOP]

... -- "Pray Without Ceasing" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Raw primitive post-dadaist conceptual noise played on vacuum cleaner and washing machine. [YAOP]

" " [sic] Tim Goldie -- "Abjector [sic]" -- 2 CD -- €9
2007 Hibari Music, hmor02
Free Improvisation.

>o< -- "Abyssal Jar" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT03, (ltd. 90)
Archaic minimalim of sound - accordion and some mouth harp - but at the same time the whole palette of associations and emotions: shamanic rituals, cold drive referring to old school industrial, disturbing atmosphere of the Great Storm premonition, typical for military/martial, dark-ambient contemplation, severity of early Prokofiev and Shostakovitch. This recording seized to bones, to the depths of unconsciousness, to those parts of the archetype which still remained in the last people. Deliberate minimalism of artwork seems to offer the listener to find his own visuals to the album in his subconsciousness, in his genetic memory... Blue cardboard cover. [press-release]

>o< -- "By the nightingale paths of the city" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 Polevoy Dnevnik, P(F)D 006
Field recordings of nightingale songs, made during May-June 2016 in diverse areas of Saint-Petersburg. Calm corners and paths of wild nature in the droning industrial sphere of big city. Fullcolour sleeve. [label info]
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>o<mutt -- "The Autumn Has Returned" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 YAOP, YAOP 059 / Conclamatum Est, E, (ltd. 39)
The classic of Karelian ambient Omutt (also known for his projects Mare Desiderii, Dime[drone], Galaxy The Incubator, Syvary, Karjalan Tazavalla, etc.) re-interprets the >o< album "The Autumn Has Come". The result is three tracks of wonderful obscure space Drone Ambient, dedicated to the three months of bleak northern autumn. Full-colour sleeve with a photo of Karelian Isthmus in autumn. [label info]
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1000schoen -- "Amish Glamour" -- 2 CD -- €13
2008/2012 Nitkie, patch ten, (ltd. 500)
Reissue of the album, previously released on CDR (Lucioleditions / taalem, 2008). Set of two CDs, the first of which contains remastered version of album "Amish Glamour", the second - "Forests At Night" - a new work of Helge Siehl (ex-Maeror Tri), consisting of two parts. Limited edition of 500 copies in a six-panel digisleeve. [label info]
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1000schoen -- "Moune" -- CD -- €10
2010 Nitkie, patch four, (ltd. 500)
MOUNE is a very old word for MOON, comes out of a old language that was spoken in Germany. But it's not german, it's Friesisch. Anyway, the moon theme is one of favourite topics in mystic circles around dark ambient genre. For Helge Siehl, who is the driving force of 1000schoen since the time he split his way with the other two former Maeror Tri members, it's definitely one of the most important subject - in his paintings, photos and music. This album, presenting the program of his first ever russian tour in December 2010 (with Troum and Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim), shows more ambient side of 1000schoen, leaving rhythmic path aside in favor of menacing sounds of highly personal moon rising visions. Moreover, it's actually debut CD of this prominent german artist, who previously released his music mostly on limited/private edition CDRs. Featuring 3 tracks, with total running time of 45 minutes. [press-release]
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1000schoen -- "Yoshiwara" -- 2 CD -- €12
2011 Nitkie, patch seven, (ltd. 500)
Esoteric realism is the good term for 1000schoen works. With every new album, the meaning of this wordplay is getting more obvious, though also unexpected at the same time. "Yoshiwara" is not exception, it was first released by Kafue Systems in 2007, in very limited run on CDR with handmade photographic cover. The title should be familiar for those who knows the famous movie "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang, it was the nightclub where the main character Maria was working as the dancer. But it's also the red light district name, in 17th century Tokyo. However, the music we can find here can be hardly imagined as the soundtrack for the new version of "Metropolis". It's a trademark ambient symphony, with melodies dwelling somewhere on the edge of harmonic spheres. Both in short and long tracks, the impact is incredible - for the fans of experimental ambient sounds, it's another adventurous listening experience. This re-edition includes the second CD with two new and previously unreleased tracks, recorded in 2011. [press-release]

1000schoen / Ab Intra -- split -- 2 CD -- €14
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 070-2, (ltd. 400)
Zoharum proudly presents the split release of drone stalwart 1000SCHOEN (DE) and ambient soundscape sculptor AB INTRA (PL). Drone and ambient structures are places on the opposite poles, like fire and water, or air and earth. Acoustic music of 1000SCHOEN created with using only natural sound sources in mind and electronic compositions of AB INTRA complement each other on this release despite many differences. In the four parts of this split album various colours, shades, tones of such soundscapes are presented. The content of the following split release would make up separate albums of both artists, yet they gain another meaning in such a juxtaposition, in changeable atmospheres, building tension and reflections. It is a unique record, a rare one in the scene. This collaboration did not end up with sonic content only since both Radek Kaminski (AB INTRA) i Helge S.Moune (1000SCHOEN) paint apart from creating music. Hence the split album boasts two separate front covers submitted by the artists. This release is presented in a vinyl replica sleeve and is strictly limited to 400 copies. [press-release]
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15 Degrees Below Zero -- "Under A Morphine Sky" -- CD -- €10
2004 Force Of Nature Productions, fon 07, (ltd. 1000)
15 Degrees Below Zero brings you the companion to 'Morhine Dawn' (2004 Crunch Pod Media), a further journey into the experimental ambience of 15 degrees below zero, who were formerly known as "Imperial Flower Unit". Mastered By Tomas Garrison At Misanthrope studios. "15 Degrees Below Zero's sound ranges from subdued, drifting ambience, featuring skewed, conventional instrumentation and tatters of rhythm, to more insistent, grittier electronic flourishes." [label info]
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1g0g -- "All Sacred" -- CD-R -- €6
2006 Electroindustria, 08EICDR
Solo album of of Noises of Russia frontman Van Gog (1g0g), which he actively performed during his numerous concerts in Russia and Finland in 2006. 50-minute suite forged from heavily distorted orthodox motets, ringing bells, industrial sounds, smooth ambient layers and found samples. True Christian harsh-noise!

1g0g -- "Cover Me From Any Evil" -- CD-R -- €6
2008 New Orthodox Line, NoL+CD-R01, (ltd. 150)
Apocalyptic breath noise. 1g0g alias Gosha Solnzev - the composer of electronic music. His compositions often created from stylistically disparate musical elements are defined by specific composition of music space and by density of sound stream. The voices of turning machines, church singing or piping, drops of rain knocking against the metal roof, dog's barking, tree's whisper, howl of the wind, organ accords and any other sounds are changing in his hands enormously and serve as real-time source material for creating of giant acoustical constructions of very fanciful forms. [press-release]

21 Gramms -- "Water - Membrane" -- CD -- €10
2012 Greytone, Grey009
With many qualitative independent CDr, Tape, eps productions, 21 GRAMMS garnered so much praise from so many quarters in the past years. "Water - Membrane" is the second Poland's 21 GRAMMS pro-CD album. Seven extended pieces of sublime orchestral dark natural ambient, generated a truly wonderful album. "Water - membrane" sounds like a "last hope" inner movement into the most unknown decadences of the soul. Discouraging, shining, naturally isolationist. [label info]
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23 Threads -- "Conspicuous Unobstructed Path / Magija" -- CD -- €12
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 093-2, (ltd. 400)
23 Threads returns after their 20-year hiatus (so much time has passed since the recording of their debut album "Magija") with a brand new offering. 10 tracks that make up the new album "Conspicuous Unobstructed Path" were recorded in New York by the band's core which is: Marek Marchoff (Different State), Ingrid Swen, Rafal Janus with a cast of guests. The trio calls their own music macabre folk and the term perfectly reflects the nature of their work, with elements of dark or neofolk, and even krautrock with minor inclusions of industrial noise and pulse... In contrast to the work of Different State, Marchoff places greater emphasis on the acoustic sounds; illbient textures are left behind in favour of guitars, acoustic sound sources, flutes, djambe and voices. The words play an important role here. "Conspicuous Unobstructed Path" is a story full of metaphors, references to esoteric tradition, incorporated into a story of a woman moving through mysterious forests, where she discovers herself again while on this mystical journey... This is the thing for fans of sonic esoteria of Current 93 or and ethereal songs of Pearls Before Swine, but also of modern psychedelia represented by the likes of Opal, Stone Breath, Sunburned Hand of the Man or even Wooden Shjips... The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 400 copies. The cover is based on the original by Maciej Mehring. It was mastered by Lukasz Miernik. The album is sold exclusively with ”Magija” album. The debut 23 Threads album "Magija" was recorded in Ciechanów in 1994-95. It was originally released as a limited CDR on Furia Musica (cat no. 003) in 2001. The following participated in the recording sessions: Marek Marchoff, Dorho Marchoff, Rokitzky, Abramelin, Animal'94, Industry AW. This edition of the album has been remastered and released as a CD for the first time. This albums is presented in a card sleeve and is exclusively available with ”Conspicuous Unobstructed Path”. [press-release]
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414 -- "Bone" -- CD -- €12
2008 Home Tape Studio, H.T.01, (ltd. 300)
A little-known project from one of the "old school" Russian noise musicians - Maks Lvovitch. 100% hometaping experience - tape loops, minimalism, monotonous abstract atmosphere, typical raw and fat cassette sound. Cardboard package.

414 -- "s/t" -- CD -- €13
2011 self-released, (ltd. 38)
Kirill Stoukaline's author's edition with a new design.

73! + Pustota -- "Nesterilnost' (Antisterility)" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 Biosonar^Lo-End, 053/2016 cdr, (ltd. 20)
Live recording of the collaborative droning / rustling of the two projects, captured at dR¨mA-10 @ ZANZA 19/12/2015. Two parallel soundflows: flying guitar waves by 73! and rugged layered noises of cassette tapes and field rustles by Pustota. Limited edition and DIY artwork in a cardboard sleeve and stuff like that. [label info]

A / Disgorged Faeces -- "Nier / Sjondeildarhringinn" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-061, (ltd. 24)
HNW-split of projects from France and Belarus.

A Challenge Of Honour -- "Ashigaru Revealed" -- CD -- €10
2008 Eternal Pride Productions, EPP 012
"Warrior's way means death. When there are two ways to choose, choose the one that leads to death. Don't argue! Direct your thoughts to the way you'd prefer, and follow …" The latest work from one of the most prominent and outstanding Martial / neoclassical European projects. Continuation of music Odyssey began 7 EP - box-set "Ashigaru and dedicated to warrior's traditions of medieval Japan. Graceful and epic cocktail of atmospheric neoclassical passages, Japanese drums and rhythms. The album is released as appealing digi-pack, its design in classical Japanese style was created by Peter Savelkoul. [press-release]

A Challenge Of Honour -- "Leonidas" -- CD -- €10
2009 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 120
The City of Sparta was once one of the biggest military state within Greece, the most famous Spartan king was Leonidas. A Challenge of Honour re-arranged lost material from his archive and created an Epic soundtrack in honour of king Leonidas, the ruler of Sparta! For this album A Challenge of Honour has once more returned to his sound of the legendary Seven Samurai recordings to try to get the right atmosphere for this journey into ancient history. Expect heavy percusion and powerful orchestral brass work combined with choirs and marching drums. [label info]
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A Challenge Of Honour -- "Trilogy" -- 2 CD -- €13
2007 Vrihaspati Recordings, VR012, (ltd. 255)
The trilogy of human madness was released as three 10" ep's on the french label Divine Comedy. 5 years after the first release, comes now this 2CD-set containing the three 10" EP's digitally remastered on CD1 and on CD2 the Steinklang EP "Am ende des Tages..." as well as 5 unreleased tracks and 4 remixes by Antracot, Levoi Pravoi, Atrox and Hypnoskull (all exclusive).

A Challenge Of Honour -- "Where No Angels Dare To Come" -- CD -- €12
2006 Vrihaspati Recordings, VR009, (ltd. 500)
Official release of the recordings from the first ACOH live concert in 2002. Two bonus tracks were recorded at a live concert in 2004.

Aa1 -- "Live at Electroline" -- CD-R -- €6
2007 Dars Records, DR10CD
aa1 (Vasily Kuznetsov) - master of performances from Ural whose concepts are always unexpected and very interesting. All compositions are created by means of own musical algorithms developed in PD environment. Each performance of aa1 is unique, because it does not have in advance prepared loops, melodies, rhythmic figures. Music is created in the course of a concert, live, from prerecorded soundbites and generated sounds. This CD is a recording of an improvised a concert at the first South Ural electronic music festival Electroline (Russia) in 2005. It's a 50-minute mix of sound-collaging, electroacoustics, ambient, and minimal noise. [label info]
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Aabzu -- "It Came From Outer Space" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 069-2, (ltd. 300)
With ”Rambo” album they conquered the Earth, and now AABZU duo (ie. Maciek Szymczuk and Lukasz Szalankiewicz aka Zenial) has decided to take over the whole universe. Their new album entitled ”It Came from Outer Space” is released on Zoharum in January 2014. And, although the title is not a direct reference to the science-fiction classic movie from 1953, those who have just imagined rubber aliens and cardboard scenery, will identify the atmosphere of this new album in the right way. This release is the next audio film for your listening pleasure - this time its theme is adventures in interplanetary area. It will feature aliens attacks, laser duels, plastic rocket flights and mysterious monsters straight from Mars and other planets. If that's not enough, one will also plunge into the secrets of the reptillians or escape from zombie attack. But this is just thematic backgroung for an hour of energetic electronica with hints of dub, ambient and breakbeat. Contrary to the trashy film references, the music on "It Came from Outer Space" is free from such qualities. Once again, AABZU surprises the listeners with their forward ideas and an unusual mix of styles while creating this new (cosmic!) quality... When asked about their influences for recording such an album, the duo answer, without the shadow of a doubt, that they come from their worship of such films - kitschy and cheap - where dwell robots similar to vacuum cleaners and aliens resembling shopping bags. The other, yet natural inspiration, is music, especially the one which is dominated by broken rhythms and massive basslines... The soundtrack to your interplanetary trip is composed of 10 tracks plus two remixes by Jim Coleman (Phylr) and Michal Sliwa (Echoes of Yul) which will only be available on the CD edition of the album. AABZU, Szymczuk-Szalankiewicz duo, invites you on the space flight with a handful of tracks: capturing, danceable at times, but always original. This 3-panel ecopak release is strictly limited to 300 copies. [press-release]
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Abandoned Head -- "Oblique Visibility" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Still*Sleep, cdr2
Abandoned Head is a solo project of Stanislav Wolkov, a member of duet Exit In Grey. His first release contains one half-hour long piece of isolationist dark drone ambient. Subtle sounds, unhurried evolution of musical plot, atmosphere depicting personal "sound vision" of the author.

Abbildung & Kenji Siratori -- "The Meaning Of Word Is Sound" -- CD -- €10
2014 Essentia Mundi, EM021
The CD contains 54 minutes of dark ambient, noisy drones & field recordings. Altered spoken words by Kenji Siratori. This is Cyberpunk Dark Ambient greatness! This is the sound that fulfills an artistic expression of a gestalt - through the interdisciplinary approach towards defining the I - by the way of the vibrating sound in all its meaningful forms, by the collaboration with the avant-garde writer Kenji Siratori. "The meaning of a word is its use in the language." (L. Wittgenstein) but further, beyond Quine's "eternal sentence", the release's word decontextualization process provides the ultimate meaning of a Word: the Sound. [label info]
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Abyzm / Light Collapse -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Torga Amun, Amun-057, (ltd. 21)
Ambient noise wall / harsh noise wall. Split of projects from USA and Russia.

Accomplice Affair -- "Cienie" -- CD -- €10
2011 My Hands Music, CD003
This album is continuation of music ideas from previous "Samotny horyzont" album. The album contains more experimental guitar sounds and mysterious voices. Music from this album gets of listeners to solitary and darkness lands. This music is cold and darkness, profounds and emotionals. Two songs were recorded together with Marek Styczynski (The Magic Carpathians, Cyber Totem). He created sounds with an old experimental instruments (cytra, fidola). Over 50 minutes of music for fans who like experimental sounds! [label info]
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Accomplice Affair -- "Samotny Horyzont" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 My Hands Music, MHM 002
My Hands Music presents the third album of Polish project Accomplice Affair called "Samotny horyzont". This album was recorded at P.P.R Studio in Ostrow Wlkp, Poland from March to September 2008 year and contains 8 songs including bonus song with Krzysztof Bilinski from Radio Panteon. The music from "Samotny horyzont" is like a way towards to world of human imagination. There are a lot of magic landscapes which are entangled with psychedelic sounds. Total time near 50 minutes of music! Especially for fans who like experimental music! [label info]
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Acerbitas & Light Collapse -- "Massively Convince" -- CD-R -- €6
2012 Torga Amun, Amun-049, (ltd. 32)
HNW split between Russian and English projects.

Aderlating -- "Hell Follows" -- CD -- €10
2015 Black Plagve, Infect16
The 5th full length CD for Aderlating finds the duo of Eric Eijspaart and Maurice De Jong returning to Black Plagve for the first time since 2013’s Gospel of the Burning Idols. Hell Follows takes a somewhat altered approach as it moves away from the ritualistic horror and smothering claustrophobia of past releases, and into a more spacious realm, with more distinguished sounds and clearer instrumentation. That’s not to say that Hell Follows isn’t steeped in atmosphere and dark energy. The 9 tracks are unpredictable, wildly hallucinatory and beguiling… odes to nightmares and flickering visions of torment and anguish, an alchemy of blackened kosmiche keyboard textures, raspy, foreboding voices, and passages of corrosive rumblings, hellish drift, and sinister percussive clangor. Mories has stated that Hell Follows was recorded live in the studio with less computer processing, and it shows in the amorphous quality of the tracks; a Coil like sense of psychedelia and surreal wooziness to some, a hopelessly dark and apocalyptic feel to others that adhere more to the traditional Aderlating template. Collectively, it’s a wild and mercurial sonic journey that resides on the peripheral of anything Mories and Eric have done to date, and yet at the same time, makes perfect sense within their discography. [press-release]
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Adriva -- "Adtasa" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2008 Observatiore 19, (ltd. 18)
This release contains 2 tracks: first long track is quite typical for Adriva - same raw loops of sound, revolving like giant black millstones. Second track is even more minimalistic and consists of deep low-end rumbling loops.

Adriva -- "Cold Sea Week" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Abgurd, AB-43, (ltd. 100)
Project of Denis from formations of SUNCHARIOT, ENMERKAR and MATTER shows a little more experimental Drone Ambient than the one he performs in his main project, SUNCHARIOT. The album is dedicated to the author's sojourn on the shores of Black Sea in winter. Slack, congealed soundwaves crystallize in the air and gently descend on eyelids and shoulders, immersing one in eternal slumber of Suspense. Floating spectres of drowned fishermen, call-signs of ultramundane submarines, icefloes that ram Eternity, chasm of scalding coldness and pitch-darkness. [press-release]
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Adriva -- "Cuore Mini" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Observatiore 18, (ltd. 18)
Ritual old school industrial from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Adriva -- "Equites Mini" -- CD-R -- €4
2007 Observatory Records, Observatory 13, (ltd. 30)
This project always remains true to itself: minimalism, lo-fi sound, slowly rotating loops and feeling of some devilry happening around.

Adriva -- "Lacte Sessia" -- CD-R -- €10
2008 Observatoire 24, (ltd. 38)
One 30-min. piece made in monotonous drone ambient way typical for Adriva, but at the same time "shifted" towards more fluent mood: the sound became more flowing, loops - more wave-sounding, atmosphere - more abstract.

Adriva -- "Losung" -- CD-R -- €6
2007 Strely Peruna, SP017, (ltd. 100)
"Losung!" is a victoriously offensive shout of pagan barbarians directed to Roman garrisons. Obscure and heavy enveloping noise and rhythm of Death. For all lovers of dark ambient, death industrial and ritual. Special non-standard package, limited edition. 47 minutes. [press-release] Re-edition of the original CDR on Observatory Records with a bonus-track.

Adr-va -- "Pigment...#1" -- 3"CD-R -- €8
2012/2015 Rostov Vox, cdr01, (ltd. 10)
Reissue - 10 copies in a piece of green cloth. Individual audio lo-fi series, part 1 - "Chatte". Manipulations with ochra, sand, terracota... and other materials and processing... [label info]
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Adr-va -- "Pigment...#2" -- 3"CD-R -- €8
2012 Rostov Vox, cdr02, (ltd. 10)
Individual audio lo-fi series, part 2 - "Chatte - Reverse". Manipulations with ochra, sand, terracota... and other materials and processing... Only 10 copies, each containing a photo card from the author. [label info]
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Adr-va -- "Voix De Mythe. Predchuvstvie - Ombre - Parties." -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Observatoire, obs * i(l65)|myth 039, (ltd. 65)
Reissue of two minions released in 2009: "Voix De Mythe" (Abgurd) and "Predchuvstvie (Ombre Parties)" (Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond). "Voix De Mythe: A new mini-album from this Russian project which album Cold Sea Week released by Abgurd in 2007 got good acknowledgement. The new material is completely acoustic without usage of any musical instruments. Only field recordings and feedback. Everything melts down into electroacoustic drone ambient of live tension." [label info] "Predchuvstvie (Ombre Parties): One 18-minute track created from the field-recordings made somewhere on military objects. Released in a very limited edition of 14 copies by Komissar Hjuler's label Der Schöne-Hjuler-Memorial-Fond. Slowly droning and hissing sound jelly, wrapping the listener with unnoticeable hypnosis."

Adriva 91404 D -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €6
2010 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT44, (ltd. 147)
Collaboration between one of the giants of Russian drone-scene - Adriva from Rostov-on-Don, and YAO 91404 D from Ingria. Industrial / musique concrete in classical style of Pierre Schaeffer and Brume. Industrial noises, hum and clanks of mechanisms, loops, howl of the wind, hiss of air trunks and warped parts of musical instruments are mixed together into a complex multi-layered retro-futuristic industrial symphony. Two-sided printed sleeve. [press-release]

Aelia Capitolina -- "The Completed History of Nordland" -- CD-R -- €3
Legio Mourman, legm-002, (ltd. 30)
Death Industrial / Dark Ambient. Russian industrial project with anti-Zionist ideology, inspired by the works of Douglas Reed, David Duke, Orey Volot, William Pierce and Evgeniy Evseev. Stylistically music varies from harsh noise and death industrial to darkwave and dark ambient with a martial touch. This disc contains the collection of mini-albums forming the "Nordic Weapons" trilogy.

Aelter -- "Dusk-Dawn / Follow You Beloved" -- 2 CD -- €10
2011 Crucial Blast, CBR98
One of several side-projects to emerge from the Wolvserpent camp, Aelter is the solo effort of Wolvserpent guitarist Blake Green. With Aelter, Blake explores a similar realm of dark majestic sound to Wolvserpent, with his massive downtuned guitar roar and bleak minor key melodies being the common thread between the two projects. But where Wolvserpent blends this chugging Melvins-esque heaviness and haunting slowcore arpeggios with violins, pounding drums, and a propensity for extended hypno-dirges, Aelter dispenses with the drums almost completely and goes for a more cinematic approach using layered keyboards and gorgeous harmonized voices that reminds me of something you would have heard on Beggers Banquet or 4AD being fused to a malevolent black heaviness. Both of the Aelter albums were only released on vinyl in limited editions of a few hundred copies and are close to going out of print completely, but we have now gathered both Dusk Dawn and Follow You Beloved together in a double disc set. [label info]
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Aeoga -- "Zenith Beyond The Helix-Locus" -- CD -- €11
2005 Aural Hypnox, [AH05], (ltd. 1000)
From beyond the mundane symbolscape, the 2nd album of Aeoga - entitled 'Zenith Beyond the Helix-Locus' - emits aural phenomena from devouring multi-layered elemental ambience to amorphous and hallucinatory sequences entrancing one's awareness thoroughly. The fifteen formations manifest themselves in various forms; bright and luminous helixes intertwine with shadowed and shapeless non-beings. All in all truly overwhelming material where acoustic instruments and electronic equipment mingle themselves to channel forth the aural elemental current. [press-release]
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Aere Aeternus -- "Humanity Needs No Funeral" -- CD -- €10
2008 Kaosthetik Konspiration, KSTK 006
The dominant atmosphere combines a sense of impending insanity with sexual deviancy and a large dollop of occultism, creating a dark and troubling misanthropic sojourn that is relatively unique. The final track is probably the most musical, as it is centred on a guitar arpeggio, but no such concessions to convention are present elsewhere on this deeply troubling disk. The accompanying video of "Invocation" shows a Satanic ritual in all its kitchsy glory. Recommended for those looking for something a darker than the usual entities. [Chronicles Of Chaos]
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Aesthetic Meat Front -- "Temple of Flesh" -- CD -- €10
2006 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 087
"Temple of Flesh" is based on an Invocation of Rapture from A-M-F's "Blood Sun Rising" Rituals (2003-004). The text of this invocation has been translated into 12 languages, and sculpted into a dark electronic abyss. Ritual drones are the framework for haunting invocations and chants, which are supported by the seductive mantras of Zaskia Morgan. Bombastic drums and instruments connected with hooks into the skin of the ritual participants are also sound sources for this release. Elegantly packaged in a DVD case, Temple of Flesh comes with 6 double-sided cards reflecting the essence of an A-M-F ritual. Italian invocation featuring vocals by OEC master : Rodolfo Protti... Sounds remixed by R|A|A|N. [label info]
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Aeterna -- "Abyssos" -- CD -- €10
2012 Lichterklang, LK012, (ltd. 400)
In 2009 the German Apocalyptic Folk Duo Aeterna released their successful debut „New Dawn“ on the Swedish cult label „Cold Meat Industry“. Their unique blend of dark Black Ambient, percussive Martial Industrial and fatalistic Folk was described as „Luciferian Hmyns to the New Dawn“. After three years of intensive work the eagerly awaited successor „Abyssos“ now will be released, radically continuing the path of it’s predeccesor, from the archaic growls of doom up to the ethereal heights of Icarus’ flight, characterized by it’s fateful lyrics, melancholic guitar-melodies, powerful vocals, martial drums and overall driven by the Luciferian ghost of revolt. „Abyssos“ is an album of dark flickering beauty and heathen power, mastered by Cyclic Law Mastermind Frederic Arbour. The exclusive artwork was conceived by the well-respected artist Birthe Klementowski, known for her collaborations with Desiderii Marginis, :Golgatha:, Sala delle Colonne, Apatheia, Vortex and Dawn & Dusk Entwined. [label info]
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Aghast -- "Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis" -- CD -- €10
1995/2009 Eternal Pride Productions, EPP 014
Aghast was a project by Nebelhexe and Nacht, released in 1994. This album was released back then by legendary Cold Meat Industry and now we present a great re-edition in DIGI-CD. "Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis" is real dark and gloomy ambience, played in a classical dark wave vein. Minimalism in musical content, compensated by spooky and ice-cold vocals that will haunt you. Macabre enchantresses in lovely disguise will seduce you to end your life and take you th their ghastly realm from which you will never rise. Hear gods cry and angels fall. Listen to the horror and beauty. Let Aghast bewitch you! [press-release]
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Aghast Manor -- "Gaslights" -- CD -- €10
2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-18 / Eternal Pride Productions, EPP-19
Aghast Manor is a creation of Andrea Nebel (Aghast, Hagalaz Runedance, Nebelhexe) who - after working for quite some time on dark movie soundtracks - recently also re-introduced her old Aghast songs to actors and filmdirectors such as Scott Derrickso and David Lynch. As a result, Andrea got received new inspiration and she decided to work again on a full album with dark tracks! Aghast Manor is inviting you to haunting darkness and decadent visions, providing perfect soundtracks for dark disturbing atmospheres. With a blend of sinister ambient and classical tunes the first album 'Gaslights' is giving you images of industrial lunacies, victorian visions of opium smokes and dark poetry, femme fatales, Jack the Ripper and Lovecraftian occult experiences... Travis Ryan from Cattle Decapitation has submitted a song called 'Suck My Drain', vividly describing the atmospheres within slaughterhouses and other death camps. Aghast Manor's 'Gaslights' must be enjoyed at night, either in darkness or with candle light. [press-release]
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Aghast Manor -- "Penetrate" -- CD -- €10
2013 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-33
Aghast Manor is the creation of Andrea Nebel (ex-Aghast). On this album she is joined by grand dark-art master Jouni Havukainen (In Slaughter Natives). "Penetrate" invites you to a dark and haunting flair of ambient sounds combined with styles of symphonic industrial, dark cabaret and jazz noir. Sinister and peculiar indeed, but undeniably beautiful and alluring! ”Penetrate” seduces with an overall concept of 1940’s Paris, fallen suicidal women, wicked asylum nurses and Russian spies. [label info]
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Aghiatrias -- "Ethos" -- CD -- €10
2006 Epidemie Records, EPR 054, (ltd. 500)
The fourth and as before thematic album of the Czech formation Aghiatrias, accomplishing its own concept of so-called integrated music that represents a confrontation in broad dimensions of contemporary classics, dark-ambient, noise and industrial. The central motif of this album is the refusal of broadly accepted materialistic view of the world and its future, demonstration of awareness of historical lapse of the human in relation to that what transcends him, well thought out attack against the "soul swallowers" supporting pathological mechanisms of hidden, nevertheless sophisticatedly planned process leading to the suppression of spirituality. The album is revocation and update of time-honored, in prism of today mistakenly as if mythical and therefore for many not existing combat of the good and the evil in the individual. Digipak. [label info]
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Aghiatrias -- "Regions of Limen" -- CD -- €10
2004 Epidemie Records, EPR 045, 2nd edition, (ltd. 444)
An extensive dark-ambient album devoted to the theme of subliminal sensual perception and its fictive musical applicaiton. An abstrakt conception of the confrontation between the surreal and real world (artificial ambient versus realistic industrial sound). The meditative character of the compositions is brightened by discharges of a kind of radioactive irradiation, representing the fleeing moments of understanding. The formation aims for purity of expressive means in an effort to accentuate the role of the primarily suppressed and ignored spiritual dimension of our world,while pointing to the importance of the liminal "structures" of our perception." [label info]

Aglaia -- "Sacred Waters" -- CD -- €13
2004 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL028
The textural ambient project Aglaia have finally released their second album. After a very good feedback from the first CD "Three Organic Experiences", "Sacred Waters" is the new offertoires to introduce more and more in the amniotic sound dimension, of their music. The layers's quality become more deep here.. in breathing circles where processed voices and acoustic instruments, appear to be evocative and fragmented like in a dream, or just like what an echo can play with sounds in an open landscape, coming from far distances with the wind. The electronics/analog sounds are waves of flowing energy with a powerful relaxing quality, and behind them you can hear sometimes an indian flavour like an incense stick burning. By the way it's not possible at all to explain and describe the originality of this music, his poetry and his psychoacoustic properties, but if you start to listen, it invites you to stay inside yourself, in the motionless, and timeless space that induce, bathing in the Sacred Waters of the infinite ocean of peace and inspiration. [label info]
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Aglaia -- "Unprofaned Twilight" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-18 / Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 046, (ltd. 650)
The fourth cd of Aglaia is born from the previous work but, in comparison with them, it develops a wider breath directly from the background's sounds. The composition is softer and more refined. Again the sonorous world that here is explored is that one of the enchantment, of the mild sound fading. An unprofaned and inviolate twilight, where the different vibrations are balanced, without any sort of tensions. Time rolls by and space too. The sound is a natural matter and gives birth to an intense crepuscolar light. Listening to this music is like to see thousands of fine luminous rays, filtered through half-closed windows. A dance of dust in a never ending movement that catches the light around. With aglaia's sound we are in an electroacoustic microcosm full of vibrating signs. The first of the two long compositions suggests a natural and quiet landscape. The sound's mood is a sort of perpetual tinkling, wrapped up a voice coming from the space, that observes from afar. An harmonic accordance between different reality. The second, even though more intimate, is equally shining. Everything happens during a night where insects, spring-waters and moonlight match themselves together. A swarming midnight with underworld life. [press-release]
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Aglaia -- "White Maps" -- CD -- €13
2009 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL051

Agnivolok -- "Cherries" -- CD -- €10
2006 The Eastern Front, Front 005, (ltd. 1000)
Israeli neo-folk project Agnivolok presents its album "Cherries". The album was planned to be released on a few years ago under the original title "Cherries for the Golden Skull", was re-worked slightly and out now. An impressive musical meltdown that takes traditional music into a new dimension. Passionate folk, rich of eastern and oriental characteristics, skillfully combined with experimental acoustic ambient layers, and a female voice that is haunted by melancholy. [press-release] Psychedelic folk with female vocals and some unusual instruments (two-handed saw, stone chello, ice flute), and some usual too.
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Ahad, Zsolt Sores -- "Ahad's Master's Garden III (2007 - 2009): The Harmonian Blues" -- 2 CD -- €10
2011 Fourth Dimension Records, FD2CD76 / AudioTONG, ATCD09.2011, (ltd. 500)
These two discs capture Budapest's prolific and versatile musician, Zsolt Sores, in a fully tranced-out fug that draws not only from his background in rock music but also his strong leanings towards the avant-garde and improvisation partly formed by being classically-trained yet never content to remain as such. In turn, we are treated to some near-mystical and transcendental journeys through a contemporary psychedelia at once recalling Taj Mahal Travellers and the spaceward-bound forays of early Pink Floyd and Can as well as Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock with their grizzled Dadaism and Lee Ranaldo's expansive and drone-bound guitar textures. Inspired by Fourier's Harmonian Opera and several quotations by Hakim Bey, Sores' has here created an album that resonates with depth of a nature rarely found these days. [press-release]

Aidons La Norvege -- "Ostaggi" -- CD -- €10
1986/2010 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201004
Aidons La Norvege from Perugia, Italy, were formed in 1982; they showcased a typical dark wave style with Italian lyrics. They recorded an unforgettable 12" entitled "La Sfida" ("The Challenge", originally released by SPITTLE Records). Along with the aforementioned EP the band had significant live experiences, in Italy and abroad, recorded several demotapes and participated to various compilations (including the tape "The Fifth Column", released by French label Wallenberg and including contributes by DEATH IN JUNE, 23 SKIDOO and others). Aidons La Norvege quitted in 1988 playing only a few more occasional concerts. The CD release "Ostaggi" includes the four tracks that appeared on the "La sfida" 12", along with a selection of recordings from the same years that were only included on some promotional demotapes - and therefore substantially unreleased - for a total playing time of about 50 minutes of refined music to be remembered or rediscovered, also because the band have recently regrouped for some concert and is active again. [press-release]

Ajna -- "Inevitable Mortality" -- CD-R -- €10
2016 Reverse Alignment, RA-23, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient. Chris F is a sound artist and composer from New York. His project Ajna was created in 2008 with the purpose to capture the presence of the subconscious mind, the surrealism of nature and the beauty of isolationism. Renowned acts such as Thomas Köner, Lustmord, Steve Roach, Beyond Sensory Experience and Troum are some of the main influences that has set the path to inspire Chris to build his own musical structures. Ajnas debut Inevitable Mortality on Reverse Alignment portrays lifes lonesome struggle towards the end, a strife for existence that are destined to cease but still have meaning for the individual (or at least should have). Expect walls of desolation... "To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering" (Nietzsche). [label info]
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Akkosax -- "An Werner Pirchner" -- CD -- €7
2009 Col Legno, WWE 1CD 30003
Free Improvisation.

Akpan -- "dBal-phur bond-pa" -- CD-R -- €8
2012 Strely Peruna, SP024, (ltd. 50)
First part of the demonic trilogy of the black mantras on authentic language of demons of lower and upper worlds. Half-hour ceremony of wrathy flow of consciousness in unclean outer world and purification to emptiness. In the recording were used authentic Tibetan ritual instruments and industrial metal pipes and surfaces, throat and guttural singing. Artwork utilizes a piece of decayed rags from a burial and sang, also analogue mastering was made in special days of the year. [from the author] Stylistically the recording is not close to the authentic Tibetan ceremonies (like it is with Phurpa project), in this case this is rather a view of tradition through the prism of post-industrial and noise music - which doesn't prevent it from being convincingly grim. Recording features Sergey Gabbasov (Vazhes, Bardo).

AKPAN -- "Schwarze Sonne" -- CD -- €8
2007 Strely Peruna prod., SP019, (ltd. 420)
A project of a man also performing as Sva Battalion. Militant shamanistic dark-ambient/noise in which throat singing, khomus, percussion and wind instruments (not sampled but recorded by the author himself) meet noises and gunshots. Feeling like a gathering of shamans-generals conjures about their military business. In general, quite vivacious and non-standard recording, qualitative and interesting.
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Akpan / Bardo -- "V Poiskah Potaennogo" -- CD-R -- €5
2008/2010 Valgriind, VG 36, (ltd. 75)
Handmade cardboard 3-panel digipack with b/w photos of Himalayan landscapes, made in 1939 by a famous expedition of Ernst Shaeffer. Two tracks of primeval monotonous drone. Reissue of a split previously released by S und S as an extra-limited edition of 12 copies. [label info]

Al-Wahaar Dhin -- "The Third Power Of Alfta" -- CD -- €9
2002 Fluttering Dragon, 0.29
Solo project of Drakh from MZ.412 and Beyond Sensory Experience. Near rhythm'n'noise electronics with lots of arabic samples in vein of Muslimgauze and with a touch of various rhythmical electronic influences. Great vigorous album. Jewel-case. [YAOP]

Albatross -- "Treasure Island" -- CD-R -- €7
2012, Anenerbe Music Club, 001, (ltd. 44)
Albatross - is a side-project of a Moscow-based post-punk band Anenerbe Music Club, with more psychedelic and experimental rock music. Packed in a 7" cover, 44 copies.

Alchemy Of The 21st Century -- "Beauty Of Aesthetic Imperfection" -- CD -- €10
2011 Freak Animal Records
Field recordings, violin, citra, percussion, metal, glass, stones, water,... 14 tracks, half field recording, half studio live. [label info]

Aldinucci, Giulio -- "Aer" -- CD -- €10
2014 Dronarivm, DR-25, (ltd. 200)
Invisible and intangible air around us is actually similar to the sea, which always varies. And sound is the voice of air, and the impression of the space where it have been heard. The new album by Giulio Aldinucci called "Aer" focuses on the ability of different sounds to communicate and become music. CD comprises seven ductile atmospheric soundscapes produced from complimentary field recordings and software and analogue hardware generated ambient. And the appearance of each track is comparable to the birth of a new universe. This is the case when "listening", "feeling" and "breathing" are synonymous. [label info]
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Alfarmania -- "Skracken" -- CD -- €10
2012 Autarkeia, acd 069, (ltd. 300)
A deeply rooted transnational policy of methadone promotion by a jew George Soros, one of the major drug lords in the world, has changed genetic code of human beings and provoked apocalyptic catastrophe of civilisation. A synthetic opiate turned to be a reason of mutation resulted in la carte noire for the world’s population. A synthetic substitute of opiate has unique feature. A special formula was created in a way that eliminates sensual pleasure, however ensures strong addictiveness and intoxication that erase human emotions by destroying neural points responsible for hope and faith. Billions of methadone seekers, with no feelings yet with a horrible hunger for methadone, provoked massive riots and overtook control of a planet. A black-and-white regime, a new order prevailed in the world, driven by anxiety. Faded and intoxicated bodies trespassed to the new level of existence where pleasure was replaced by addictiveness, emotions – by emptiness, colours – by greyness. A kingdom of mutant dominated on the ruins of a planet. A continuous flow of regime agenda and propaganda has been broadcasted through the corrupt media. This world is expressed in sound structures of the latest album Skracken by a cult Swedish post mortem project ALFARMANIA. As depressive, dark, claustrophobic, toxic as synthetic METHADONE of G. Soros, exterminating population, emotions and future. [press-release]

Algol -- "All These Worlds Are Yours" -- CD -- €10
2016 Ksenza Records, ksz 015, (ltd. 333)
Space Ambient. The fifth full-length album by ALGOL brings to you digital and analog sounds combined with some soothing guitar tunes. A conceptual and contemplating album for virtual cosmic journeys. ALGOL is a project of Daniil Kazantsev, also known for STUZHA.
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Alio Die -- "Flight of the Real Image" -- CD -- €10
2006 Faria Records, FAR-05, (ltd. 1000)
The Russian label Faria Records have re-released the MCD by ALIO DIE "The Flight of Real Image" (out of stock from a long time), in full lenght version: this is a limited edition in 1000 copies in a special cardboard package with 5 cards, inside the cover. The artwork was released by Hic Sunt Leones in collaboration with the painter Sara Luciani. The tracking list bring together the tracks originally included in the mcd, with two unrealised track with Saffron Wood, a new track with Bruno Sanfilippo, a beautiful acoustic track with Luciano Daini, and other inedits. [artist info]
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Alio Die -- "Le Stanze Della Trascendenza" -- CD -- €13
1999 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 016
This is the second part of a trilogy of ambient music (the first part of this series is "The Hidden Spring" out on Crowd Control Act. in 1998) characterized by old sound sources of acoustic origin Stefano Musso did several years ago (voice, flute, field recordings), reworked now with modern technologies of digital multitrack recordings.
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Alio Die & Aglaia -- "Private History Of The Clouds" -- CD -- €13
2009 Infraction, INFX 037, (ltd. 900)

Alio Die & Daini, Luciano -- "End of an Era" -- CD -- €13
2007 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 042
Alio Die: Psaltery, Zither, Drones and Loops, Editing and Field Recordings. Luciano Daini: Cello, Flik-Horn, Zither, Voice, Flutes, Metals, Percussions, Rattles, Keyboards.
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Alio Die & Festina Lente -- "Il Sogno Di Un Piano Veneziano A Parigi" -- CD -- €13
2005 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 030
With Il Sogno di un Piano Veneziano a Parigi Alio Die and Festina Lente creates together a place of the memory where the past rest with a filmy nostalgia.. it is a dramatically joint that finally extinguish itself to the become.. there at the border where the personal moment ends, and the taste of an impersonal experience starts, with a longer breath. Like life belongs to the cosmos, and time belongs to the seasons. After a long friendship a pianoforte met a zither, their incorporating sounds brought on wings of an ancient and lully dream, in foggy layers of impalpable feelings and in a wayward journey towards the inland. The field recordings were collected in Paris, East-Asia, and America by Alio Die, kimsonJa and Francesco Paladino such as rituals, animals, objects and spontaneous voices in the street... surround and conduce towards parallel worlds. The ambient tracks are alternated with more intense and obscure moments, without breaking the solution of the continuum, through the organic elaborations of the sound's dye... loops of notes and silences, subtle presences of the field recordings that spy both: mankind and nature… So the treated piano and the nipped and scrubbed cords, the voices and noises, the resonances of metals... calls back the memory's body, that comes to the surface with great glangour. Dissolvent bright and dark colours, putting voices together to a poetical inspiration and a glamorous and precise lyricism of the entire inside. [press release]
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Alio Die & Paladino, Francesco -- "Angel's Fly Souvenir" -- CD -- €13
2004 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 027
'Angel's Fly Souvenir' a CD by ALIO DIE & FRANCESCO PALADINO with contributes by IN GOWAN RING and JACK OR JIVE. An album out of any definition, music at the same time dreamy and deep, a concrete and ethereal journey, born from the pleasure to experiment, the project was starting from acoustic sounds and voices recorded throw a long tube with zither loops, flutes, and different sonorous objects not identified at all and from the 'nose' sounds by Francesco Paladino. The album contains seven tracks, two of that are enriched by the epic collaboration track with In Gowan Ring in 'Ancient Consciousness of the End', and with the voice by Chako of Jack or Jive in 'Flowing Out from the Core of the Mountain'. [label info]
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Alio Die & Saffron Wood -- "Corteggiando le Messi" -- CD -- €12
2006 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 037
From seminal experiments at the research of the harmony, playing with nipped and scrubbed cords by salterio and zither (plus marimba and fields recordings), improvising and recording in the open spaces of the inner Liguria, some very relaxing tracks are spring out ...with coloured harmonics and enchanted depth. One of the Top Ten listenings here… [label info]
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All Hail The Transcending Ghost -- "s/t" -- CD -- €11
2009 Cold Spring, CSR122CD
Dark Ambient / Guitar Drone. The debut album from All Hail The Transcending Ghost - a joint collaboration between Henrik Nordvargr Björkk (MZ.412, Toroidh, Folkstorm etc) and Tim Bertilsson (Fear Falls Burning, Switchblade). Together the Swedish legends have created arguably one of the most haunting drone-dark-ambient-industrial works in recent years, invoking the spirits of old Nordvargr, meets the sludge-doom vibe of Tim's hellish guitar. This has to be the most unsettling work from Nordvargr, as the man himself states "truly the most scary music I have recorded". An icy chill down your spine... a cold hand on your shoulder... you are never alone in the darkness. [press-release]
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All Machine / Emerge -- "...Beyond..." -- CD-R -- €5
2015 Attenuation Circuit, ACE 1008, (ltd. 33)
All Machine is Hungarian sound poet Kinga Toth. She is heard live in performance on the first track of this album, first solo and then in an improvised duo with EMERGE. The third track of the album is a composition by EMERGE based on the sounds used for the collaboration. While the tracks are entitled “…beyond birth”, “…beyond life”, and “…beyond death” respectively, All Machine is, first of all, beyond words. While she does use linguistic material, undecipherable as it is for non-Hungarian-speaking audiences and thus used in a musical/sonic rather than semantic way in this concert recorded in Germany, her voice is mainly used as a forceful instrument of physical performance, with looping and effect devices helping to creating a massive (wo)man-machine sound that finds a fitting counterpart in EMERGE’s ominous treatments that seem to come straight from underground factories where the voice of All Machine tries to assert its humanity in the face of existential alienation. [press-release]
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All My Faith Lost... -- "Chamber Music" -- CD -- €12
2013 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-31, (ltd. 500)
We are happy present to you new CD of this wonderful Italian band. And now a best time for it, because their quiet melancholic music will be perfect introduction for imminent autumn season. "Chamber Music" was recorded 10(!) years ago, and it was the work that brought the group to a contract with Cold Meat Industry, but not released till this time due to copyright problems. All lyrics are taken fro James Joyce's collection of poems called 'chamber music'.To release this work was only necessary the permission of the actual copyright owner, Joyce's nephiew Stephen. This permission was denied in the past even to bigger artists as Kate Bush. It was clear then, that there was no other possibility than to write new lyrics and record all vocal parts again. Here under the base of "Chamber Music" was borns "as you're vanishing in silence" - CMI/2005, which got many many positive feedbacks. Now 10 years later, 70 years after Joyce's death, we have all rights to release this album. Digipak CD - limited to 500 copies. [press-release]

All My Faith Lost... -- "In A Sea, In A Lake, In A River .. ...Or In A Teardrop" -- CD -- €8
2002/2009 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-04, (ltd. 1000)
"In a sea, in a lake, in a river ... ... or in a teardrop" was composed and recorded by "all my faith lost .." in its original line-up (Francis, Federico, Viola and Raffaella) as a first full album. The songs included in this album are inspired by spirits and fairies somehow releated to water. There is Grageth-Anoon, a fairy that can be seen near small lakes, there is Argea, that comes out from a river to tell your destiny and Anja, a fairy hidden in a tear. The sound of the album is just more acoustic than recent releases of the band and almost all songs are following the verse/chorus/verse rule. Acoustic and Classic guitars are the main instruments at the base of the compositions, flutes and delicate synths create, then, light arrangements giving that ethereal mood that will be more present in the following releases of the band. The vocal parts are equally divided among the male one (Federico) and the female ones (Viola and Raffaella) creating a perfect balance between heavenly/frail and profound/dark atmospheres. "In a sea, in a lake, in a river ... ... or in a teardrop" is a beatiful travel in the early steps of "all my faith lost ..." music. [press-release]

All-Stars Noise Collective -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €5
2011 Shit Noise Records, SNR 091
Mail collaboration between Armenia, Ego Death, Erekta, Napalmed, RedSK, Earth Incubator, Ecoute La Merde, Fever Spoor, NRYY. Laconic artwork. [YAOP]

Allerseelen -- "Fruhgeschichte I - Schwartzer Rab" -- CD -- €10
1990/2014, Ahnstern, Ahnstern 52 / Aorta, AORCD15, (ltd. 300)
This is a reissue of one of the first recording of ALLERSEELEN, originally recorded in Nov. 1989 and released as a tape on the AORTA' label in 1990. It contains the six original tracks, entirely remastered in 2014. Using kettle drums, processed violin, bass, human bones, loops, ALLERSEELEN composed dark, hypnotick, repetitive instrumental ambient ritual soundscapes. Comes in a four-panel digipack, limited to 300 copies. [label info]
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Allerseelen -- "Hallstatt" -- CD -- €10
2007 Aorta, AORCD12
The Allerseelen CD Hallstatt contains thirteen brand-new apocalyptic and passionate songs about love and death. This release - musically situated somewhere in a terra incognita between folklore, krautrock, metal and industrial music - is inspired by the beautiful Upper Austrian village Hallstatt which belongs to the world cultural heritage due to its amazing tomb findings of the Hallstatt culture and the unique ossuary with the painted skulls. The songs have lyrics and vocals by Gerhard Petak and R.N. Taylor from Changes. [label info]

Allerseelen / Otzepenevshiye / Neutral -- "Georg Trakl. Umnachtung" -- CD -- €12
2008 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 016 CD
Split-album of Allerseelen, Otzepenevshiye and Neutral is dedicated to a German poet Georg Trakl (1887-1914). Although Trakl is referred to the classics of impressionism, his poems extend further than depicting the corporal collapse, that fascinated Georg Heim and Gottfried Benn. Evgeny Golovin has fairly mentioned in his article "Hypothesis #1" that within his short lifetime Trakl has become "one of the most original explorers of the metaphysics of death." He is occupied with "a problem of getting inside the most mysterious sphere of human existence", and it happens through the space, where usual bonds break apart and appear the new phantasmal ones. In his research Trakl leaves the boundaries of banal contrapositions, his mature poetry isn't dark, but it's completely enigmatic - just as his whole language of poetry. The members of this release tried to present their own musical understanding of the hallucinatory universe of Trakl's poems, where dream and reality, movement and immobility are blended in incognizable proportions. [press-release]

Allison, Scott & Ben Owen -- "Untitled (For Agnes Martin)" -- CD -- €11
2013 Winds Measure Recordings, wm34/08-2 / Senufo Editions, # forty one, (ltd. 200)
Owen and Allison met in Brooklyn in 2009 with the intention to record 5 minute ‘songs’. Deciding to work within this duration, they made several versions of each improvisation based on a set of changing environments for new piece. Allison’s instrument’s included field recordings (processed and un-processed), ring-modulated sinewaves + contact mic; Owen’s instruments included a speaker + rose pedals, various oscillators, radio + fm transmitter and contact mic’ed surfaces + objects. The resonant pedals, feedback and shortened durations shaped the exchange that fluidly continued throughout the day. Not only the attention towards time and drawing from memory of years of collaborative improvised performance, this meeting documents decisive marks each person has explored in and out of the studio. [label info]
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Altar Of Sorrow -- "The Pole Guardian" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Desolation Production, DP10|09, (ltd. 50)
Polar Drone Ambient in vein of Tomas Köner, Netherworld, Kammarheit and Northaunt. One of the tracks is dedicated to Quadrantids, another one - to the arctic island of Kolguev. Packed in a sleeve. [YAOP]

Altieri / Balestrazzi / Becuzzi -- "In Memoriam J.G. Ballard" -- CD -- €9
2012 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 159
James G. Ballard (1930-2009) was one of the most important and brilliant contemporary writers and his death has left a big cultural void. The influence of Ballard’s aesthetics has produced on millennium-end generations a true cult, inspiring artists and art-works in all disciplines. Yet nobody, until now, has decided to dedicate an entire work to his memory. Thus, by mutual agreement, Corrado Altieri (Candor Chasma, Monosonik, TH26 ..), Simon Balestrazzi (TAC, Kino Glaz, Candor Chasma, Dream Weapon Ritual ..) and Gianluca Becuzzi (Limbo, Pankow, Kinetix ..), have decided to dedicate this album to the master of post modern literature and his work. The nine tracks of that album take their titles from so many Ballard novels, trying to recreate his special visionary mood into music. A universe ruled by free dreaming associations: eroticism, technology, consumerism and cruelty mingle together to create a new perception of reality. A constant dialectic between micro-events and macro-rumorism, between digital pointillism and white noise, in between static drones, fluctuations, shifts and sudden changes of scenery. The changing environment is producing sound architectures where the organic and the inorganic are no longer self-conscious, casting vague on each other. The Marilyn Monroe hologram projected on the wall of a motel near an airport is sexier than the original. James Ballard is dead, long live James Ballard. This is best Italian Industrial in good old-school mood! [press-release]
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Altieri, Corrado / Gianluca Favaron -- "Decomposed Days" -- CD -- €10
2014 13, sps1406, (ltd. 225)
"Decomposed Days" is the new collaborative effort by Corrado Altieri (Candor Chasma, Monosonik, Uncodified) and Gianluca Favaron (Ab'she, Under The Snow, Zbeen), two major artist in the experimental electronic scene. Released one year after "The System of Objects", a tribute to Jean Baudrillard, "Decomposed Days" relates to the possible connections between space, time and memory, making reference to imaginary movies as well as existing ones (like Peter Greenaway's "Vertical Features"). The album's five compositions are built with a crosspollination between musique concrete, abstract noise textures, radical computer music and techno splinters, leading to surreal territories. [label info]
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Amateur Ant / Mtombo -- "Electric Anthill" -- CD-R -- €5
2007 Sickcore, SC-013, (ltd. 100)
Radio-frequency noise / digital noise ambient. AA: Chirrimg noise resembling a pile of swarming ants with lots of hi frequencies. M: calm digital noise-ambient. As a bonus - 2 mutual remixes. [Triangle description] Cool handmade cover - hard binders cover with attached metallic shavings.
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Amd4a -- "Metal Tank" -- CD-R --€8
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT47, (ltd. 86)
Noisy ritual industrial based on scratches and gnashing of metal, overloads and measured imposing rhythm. Sharp aggressive noise space of the first short intro piece makes room for a folk melody played on metal objects (we've heard nothing like this before!), and then comes the third track - cold shaman's sorcery little by little turning into hypernoisy martial industrial with pretentious male and female vocals. Then - harsh-neoclassics, harsh-gothic, a couple of near-radionoise mid-frequency tracks, and finally - a long meditative canvas of noisy organic dark ambient. Packed into a vinyl box with cover made of foil, full-colour front cover and a disk from an antiquarian 5.25" floppy, printed insert with information. [press-release]

Anatomia De Vanitats -- "The Anthropic Principle" -- CD -- €10
2014 Gradual Hate Records, GH 121 CD
Anatomia De Vanitats is Merce Spica from ELDARs solo project, this is an intricate album bubbling with details, a steamy dark ambient epic. In cosmology, The Anthropic Principle states that any valid theory of the universe must be consistent with the existence of human beings. "If the universe must verify certain conditions to our existence, these conditions are checked because we exist." The various attempts to apply this principle to the development of scientific explanations of the universe cosmology have led to much confusion and controversy... "The world is necessarily as it is because there are beings who wonder why so..." Composed and produced by Merce Spica at Oxid Studios Barcelona 2013, mastered by Simon Heath (Atrium Carceri, Cryo Chamber), design by Alonso Urbanos. [label info]
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Andersson, Peter -- "Music For Film And Exhibition I & Natura Fluxus" -- 2 CD + DVD -- €28
2011 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-19, (ltd. 400)
Peter Andersson from the Cold Meat Industry act raison d'etre now presents his sound work for film and exhibition, spanning through the years 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 presents a broad spectrum of the sounds and music capabilities of Peter Andersson and those familiar with any of his different music projects including raison d'etre, Necrophorus, Atomine Elektrine, Bocksholm etc… will most probably enjoy this double album (Music duration 151 min.) very much... For now Infinite Fog Productions presents complite edition of 'Music for Film and Exhibition I" which contains real DVD with Natura Fluxus - film by Peter Andersson and Lars Bosma + some rare bonuses, like another Peter's films - Autumn Leaves; Mandala; Dritfing Wall; Nature Morte e.t. Total play time approx. 83 minutes! Natura Fluxus brings us on 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 sceneries of rarely seen places. The film is in B/W and Color. Highly recommended! Masterpiece of ambient music! [press-release]

Andersson, Peter -- "Music For Film And Exhibition II" -- CD -- €13
2010 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 135
Like baking a sweet cake or cooking an indian dish you need good ingredients and spices to get the right mouthfeel and the splendid flavor of your desire. 'Music for Film and Exhibition II' is just like that: a levelled declitre of raison d'etre, a brimful tablespoon of Atomine Elektrine, a couple of teaspoons of Necrophorus and a little bit of this and little bit of that, mixed into a perfect blend of many tastes. Peter Andersson, well-known from projects like Raison d'etre, Stratvm Terror, Necrophorus and Atomine Elektrine, shows here broad spectrum of sonic atmospheres, like if all of his different music projects were combined into one. From ambient-drone-textures and electronic chill-out to concrete sounds to even pure atmopsheric piano tunes. 'Music for Film and Exhibition II' is the sequel of 'Music for Film and Exhibition' (Yantra Atmospheres, 2007). While the previous output contains collected works from different exhibition projects and movies spanning from 1999-2005, this sequel is focused on one single project; an exhibition. Peter Andersson has lately worked as a media producer at Swedish Air Force Museum and being involved with their new large permanent exhibiton about the Cold War. Within this project Peter has worked with sound design and movie production in particular. The sonic results are presented on 'Music for Film and Exhibition II'. Some of the tunes are used as soundtrack for exhibition movies while the main part are sonic atmospheres and soundscapes to create the ambience of the exhibition rooms. The music is presented here as stand alone productions, displaced from its original context. To fully experience the music in its environmental Raison d'etre there is no other way but to travel to the Swedish Air Force Museum. Until then, you may enjoy the music on its own. The CD comes in a six panel digipak covered with beautiful Sunset painting by italian artist Christian Montagna/FLOODSart. [press-release]
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Andersson, Peter -- "Music For Film And Exhibition 3" -- CD -- €10
2013 Wrotycz Records, WRT 018
'Music for Film and Exhibition 3' is, as the name suggests, the third album with film and exhibition music by Peter Andersson (Raison D'Etre). It contains music for various exhibitions from 2011-2013 and also some recently found early sketches for the 'Tulpa' soundtrack, which was released in their full and final versions on the 'Music for Film and Exhibition I'. Technically 'Music for Film and Exhibition 3' is the first album by Peter Andersson which is mastered according to the so called K-14 standard. The K-14 system will ensure that the highest dynamical range will be preserved in the music. It will benefit the listener because the music will simply sound much greater than a hot or over-compressed album. All one need to do is to give an extra push one the amplifier volume control to match the loudness of a hot mastered album. Comes in a 6-panel digipak. [label info]
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Anenerbe -- "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" -- CD -- €8
2007 self-released, (ltd. 500)
Russian band Anenerbe was formed in the beginning of 2000-s and follows the asceticism of minor post-punk aesthetics. On their performances and recordings the band use a grotesque mix of decadent irony with sickly sadness, excited self-mockery with despair and hopelessness. The themes of their songs are deep and varied, they contain inner claustrophoby, vicious transformations, destructive eroticism, pompous militant mysticism, eternal return, private interpretations of eschatologic and gnostic apocryphs, etc... [press-release]

Anenerbe Music Club -- "The Night Porter" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 Collapsar Publishing, mpec-01-2014, (ltd. 100)
Second album of the cult Moscow band Anenerbe Music Club made in retro-aesthetics and dedicated to the underground "new wave" music culture of 1980-s, true ex-Soviet nostalgia.
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Angel -- "Hedonism" -- CD -- €10
2008 Editions Mego, eMEGO 093
Despite only being released now 'Hedonism' is actually the first studio album by Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) and Ilpo Väsiänen (Pan Sonic) as duo, a project which started in 1999. 5 years in the making and being started before Hildur Gudnadottir joined forces, 'Hedonism' is colllision of urban and rural settings. The opening five blistering tracks retain a full in sci-fi punk feel being made in Dirk's Berlin studio. Tracks such as ‘Holding Loose’ and ‘Adrenaline Strike’ are brutal urban mantras bristling with energy. These are followed by electro-acoustic exercise manipulating various concrete sources, leading up to the final 2 pieces recorded at Ilpo's lakeside cottage in the wilds of northern Finland. Here fragile field recordings of insects, fish eating mosquitos, birds mesh with the duos shiny electronics to create the massive 'Mirrorworld'. The closing 'Hornet' while stating a calm atmosphere has a somewhat startling surprise in store for the listener. [press-release]

Angel Of Decay -- "Covered in Scars" -- CD -- €10
2005 Desolation House, DH-0700, (ltd. 1000)
Angel of Decay provides the seventh installment of the Desolation House series, Relapse Records/Release Entertainment's premium dark ambient collection. Angel of Decay is Jonathan Canady, formerly of both Dead World and Deathpile, who creates dark surrealism using vintage analog keyboards. Covered in Scars blends chilling dark ambient with words and concepts culled directly from a lifetime of personal nightmares. [press release]

Anhedonia -- "Ontology" -- CD -- €10
2009 Aliens Production, AP 19, (ltd. 550)
A long awaited album of this talented musician, who has with its album DESTRUCTIVE FORCES crossed waters of idm genre and his next phase will be for sure a desert for fans of industrial community. Crystal electronics in pulsating rhythms and atmospheric labyrinths is again timeless phase in production of this creative artist, that is crossing over boundaries of human perception. Noncommercial electronic full of alterations and industrial methods in combination with melodies and destructive surfaces. On this album you can find interesting cooperations with projects like: DOCTOROFMINDMD, SOMBRA, DISHARMONY, that has moved this work again on higher level. [press-release]
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Animal Machine & Exedo -- "Alice In Rottenland" -- CD-R -- €5
2013 Attenuation Circuit, ACE 1004, (ltd. 20)
Many albums in the Attenuation Circuit Eco Series are split releases aiming to present the wide range of possibilities of contemporary sonic art in a user-friendly format. This album contains four noise compositions jointly created by Animal Machine and EXEDO. Both artists bring their distinctive noise styles to the collaboration. Animal Machine supplies frantically rhythmic structures, while Exedo uses that same material to create extremely time-stretched swathes of hiss and drone that add a threatening monochrome backdrop to the hectic foreground activity. You can run all you like, this music seems to say, something dark is going to get you anyway. But while you're at it, try and have fun by playing with the mess, perhaps all that's rotten is not so bad after all. Remember: the wonderland that Alice tripped into was not really all that wonderful either, but actually rather weird. [label info]
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Antez + Mathieu Calleja + Miguel A. Garcia + Artur Vidal / Gregory Buttner / Hector Rey -- "Malasana / Kaktus / Myxini" -- 3 CD-R -- €9
2014/2015 Observatoire, obs * RD#4, (ltd. 100)
"Malasana": This recording was made in an area of Madrid called Malasana. The name recalls the Spanish struggle against the French troops of Napoleon, which took place at the beginning of the XIX century and is famously represented in the paintings of Goya. Nowadays, despite the increasing gentrification of the area of Malasana, it remains a place well known for night-time unrest and counter-cultural disobedience. This cultural climate draws parallels with the way improvised music relates to confrontation. Many musicians feel that improvised music clashes against, or is at odds with, social institutions, as in the case of Madrid, where modern or contemporary music is almost completely ignored by popular culture. In this recording we can hear a different kind of confrontation. Musicians seem to be trying to fight, both against themselves and against the temptation of presenting what they already know. They seem to be seeking out strategies for creating music collectively, without falling back on cliche, imitation or cultural habits. The listeners of this recording are invited to consider if the musicians have succeeded in this attempt. They are also encouraged to interrogate their own listening, as both a cultural practice shaped by social environment and as an area for a similar internal contest... "Kaktus": For this track I recorded the needles of a cactus played with my fingers. After some digital processings I edited them into a composition in 5 parts. In parts 3 and 5 the cactus recordings are combined and modulated with sinus-waves... "Myxini": Recorded in Bilbao during the summer of 2012. No overdub. [label info]
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Anthesteria -- "Beyond Nimbostratus" -- CD -- €10
2004 Der Angriff Nr. 18, (ltd. 500)
Audiovisual project from Saint Petersburg. This first album was being recorded during 2 years. Author was inspired by observations of sky and clouds and some places of "old town" perceived in historical introspection. Anthesteria continues musical tradition represented by Peter Andersson (Raison d'Etre) and Eric K. (Le Joyaux De La Princesse). At the same time, Anthesteria goes beyond the music: visual aspect of this project is presented by photoalbum which you can find on the same disk.
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Anthesteria -- "Nebesnaya" -- CD -- €10
2005 Der Angriff, Nr. 24
The 2nd album of St. Petersburg-based project continues the line started 2 years ago with their debut album "Beyond Nimbostratus". The style of this album varies a lot from track to track, but in general it can be restricted with terms neoclassic/gothic/dark ambient, sometines traditional, sometimes experimental. One track features vocal of MRZ (Majdanek Waltz). "The second Anthesteria album tells a story of a journey, but it's not a journey about a ghost city as it was the case in the Beyond Nimbostratus debut album, the decadent but charming open-air museum called St.-Petersburg being the prototype of this ghost city. Now it's a journey about a fragile world of emotions and perceptions known to everyone, a sound realization of the author's diary. The winter city is preserved in the atmosphere itself, but just a scenery or background. Keeping the trend designated in their debut, Anthesteria added martial drums and recitative voice together with some ethnic elements in a number of compositions. Anthesteria keeps multiplying illusions which make up the charm and value of human's life." [label info] Double-panel aromatized fouldout digisleeve with photos for each track.
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Anti-Verstand -- "By The Song As The Wind" -- CD-R -- €7
2007/2013 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT113, (ltd. 46)
Reissue of a legendary retro-psychedelic album recorded in 2006 by St. Petersburg based noise project Ant-Verstand. Earthen Power Electronics, an absurd cosmic symphony sunk in radionoise, smashing samples, sound like a prairie wind - tousles but purifies. Only 46 copies in sleeves with hand-written info, each copy is unique, each has different cover. [label info]

Anti-Verstand -- "Cyclodol" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT119
Cholinolytic mid-frequency Harsh Power Electronic Noise, full of indescribable psychotic drive, soundtrack for the use of cyclodol tablets. Artwork inspired by A. Lebedev-Frontov's project "Pila". Listen very loud!!! Sleeve. [label info]

Anti-Verstand -- "Electroorganics" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT27, (ltd. 92)
Reissue of a legendary album with a bonus-track and new artwork. Old schoola low-frequency rough noise created with the use of low-voltage currents fed through human body and picked by microphone input of a magnetophone, recorded in 2003. Bonus track is an electrified mid-frequency concrete noise based on a field recording made in July 2007 in Kurkiyoki. DVD-box, handmade cover with technologic paper, mini-poster. [press-release]

Anti-Verstand -- "Man, as they say" -- 3"CD-R + MC -- €9
2010 YAOP, YAOP 045, (ltd. 13)
A misanthropic grin inspired by many years of observing the "two-legged fellow citizens". A digital-analogue release in two parts: 3"CDR contains a 7 minute Old-School Power Electronics track with a mocking vinyl sampling; cassette carries a 45-minute canvas of the performance of Leonid Brezhnev with a real time accompaniment of retrograde industrial electronics. For those who loved "By the song as the wind". Sleeve with pharmaceutical insert. [label info]

Anti-Verstand feat. Noumen -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT111, (ltd. 46)
New full-length album by Anti-Verstand is recorded with the help of Noumen (MNL9, Monologue, IAMNOTHING, Morbus Mundi, Endlosung (Russland), etc.) and based on his ideas and recordings. Voice harsh in vein of Masonna, sound poetry of Kurt Schwitters, dada experiments, musique concrete, psychoanalysis and transpersonalism, Noumen's gut-wrenching existential vocal outbursts, eccentric scenes, children's grindcore and sweet noise. The album comes with a Noumen's dadaist video "Death is near". Each copy is packed in a slim DVD-box, comes with a unique handmade cover with hand-written info and vintage amateur photography as an insert. Five random copies also contain vintage leather chevrons. [press-release]

Anti-Verstand / Totalmehehe -- "Cyclodol / Haloperidol" -- CD-R -- €6
2015 No Music Records, Noise 022, (ltd. 33)
This isn't really a split release: Anti-Verstand's track "Cyclodol", being a soundtrack to the use of this anticholinergic drug (the original will be released soon) was reworked and edited by Noumen. As a result, the non-emotional anti-human almost-HNW track turned into an existential drama, spiritualized by the narratives of Noumen and flavoured with historical and religious samples and field recordings from a lunatic asylum. Two solo tracks by Totalmehehe are approximately in the same vein, multi-layered and verbally imbued, utilizing noise samples from Merzbow and other masters of noise. The result is unusual, raw, honest and certainly conceptual, like in all projects by Noumen: MNL9, IAMNOTHING, Morbus Mundi and others. Art bruite in its best. A5 cover. [YAOP]

Anti-Verstand / Totalmehehe -- "Cyclodol / Haloperidol" -- CD-R -- €6
2015 Cvlminis, (ltd. 20)
This isn't really a split release: Anti-Verstand's track "Cyclodol", being a soundtrack to the use of this anticholinergic drug (the original will be released soon) was reworked and edited by Noumen. As a result, the non-emotional anti-human almost-HNW track turned into an existential drama, spiritualized by the narratives of Noumen and flavoured with historical and religious samples and field recordings from a lunatic asylum. Two solo tracks by Totalmehehe are approximately in the same vein, multi-layered and verbally imbued, utilizing noise samples from Merzbow and other masters of noise. The result is unusual, raw, honest and certainly conceptual, like in all projects by Noumen: MNL9, IAMNOTHING, Morbus Mundi and others. Art bruite in its best. Slim-box. [YAOP]

Antikatechon -- "Privilegium Martyrii" -- CD -- €5
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1038
Thick and spectral dark ambient, full of soft and flowing pads stratifications, involved in deep and penetrating low frequences coils, lightened by delicate and touching melodic inserts, broken by echoes of reverbering mettallic noises, clanging chains, circular mechanical movements, waves of unaudible hisses, distant and suffering human voices... Great first issue CD for the Antikatechon project, involving the Davide Del Col's eclectic personality, unique mind of the Ornament project, and key man of more recent collaborative project like Echran and Molnija Aura. [label info]
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Antlers Mulm -- "Of Withered Sparks" -- CD -- €12
2007 Loki Foundation, LOKI 47
The third album of ANTLERS MULM opts for deep resonating tones that are harmonious and hypnotic with a greater emphasis on percussion, and the massive foray into song based structures. Dark Beats linked with impressive vibes bringing highlights of an extraordinary world of sound. Phantasmagorial Melodies are melting into an intense atmosphere guided by the outstanding voice of the father of shadows Hans Johm. Throbbing samples enriches this compositions to a homogenic masterpiece. These 10 songs are catching the mood of the warm feeling of being at home and creating a landscape of a coruscant kingdom that lies deep within the lyrical and musical expression. These tracks building melancholy on the most song based LOKI release ever - take a deep breath and get lost in this aural world of ANTLERS MULM. Limited Digipak with 12page booklet. [label info]
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Aphelion -- "Lay" -- CD -- €10
2008 Shadowgraph Records, Shadow 1
Aphelion is a hardcore industrial outfit that pull no punches while driving home their inimitable style of wrenching, break-neck, dystopian future shock. Their new CD, Lay has 10 tracks of pure terror which all bleed into one another, leaving the listener no time or chance to stop the madness, so to speak. It is an atonal, dehumanized, automated and bloody record that can be either cathartic - at the right moments - scary in other mood swings, or it could be just plain noise to the uninitiated, but that would only show the lack of creativity and the absence of experimentalism in one's mentality... [Heathen Harvest]
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Aqua Dorsa -- "The November Earth" -- CD -- €9
2013 Gterma, gterma025
The duo Aqua Dorsa, perhaps better known under their respective names, Gianluigi Gasparetti (Oophoi) and Enrico Coniglio, here present a very solemn yet foreboding album with dark undertones. Gigi originally composed the source material which was then expanded upon by Enrico. After letting the material sleep for a while we then rearranged and edited the tracks during the summer and fall of 2013. The November Earth is a stark expression. At times very minimal and dark, yet underneath its foreboding surface beats a vibrant and pulsating elemental heart. Accompanying this landscape is also a short story written by Gianluigi in 2012, titled Sogno di Luce. Thank you Gigi, for all that you've done. [Enrico Coniglio]
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Aquavoice -- "Early Recordings" -- 2 CD -- €13
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 102-2, (ltd. 500)
This double album collects the most interesting songs from the early years of AQUAVOICE. The first disc is almost completely repeated album 'Water Music', previously released only as a CDR, including "Underwater Flight" among others - a composition which landed in top 10 of the best electronic chart on National Radio 3. The second album collects the most interesting recordings lifted from "Soundchaser" and "Dreamdesigner" albums - also CDRs, which have been been unavailable and requested for since long. As a bonus, there is an unreleased song sung by the great singer Julia Doszna recorded a few years ago, that only now sees the light of day... The collection was entirely revised by the author, who lovingly refreshed recordings, some of them being slightly reworked to adapt them to the needs of this release. They now sound fresh, new and they make up a coherent set of recordings. At the end, the tracks were mastered by the invaluable Marcin Bocinski (already known for some Zoharum recordings, such as the two previous Aquavoice albums, Zenial and X-Navi:Et LPs)... With this album Tadeusz Luczejko closes the early period of his musical activities and, moreover, is a 20th anniversary release celebrating those years of Aquavoice... The CDs are housed in a ecopak sleeve and the album is strictly limited to 500 copies. [press-release]
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Aquavoice -- "Grey" -- CD -- €10
2013 Zoharum, ZOHAR 049-2, (ltd. 500)
The first AUQAVOICE album on Zoharum label. "Grey", the eighth album in the project's discography, contains 10 compositions covering musical territories than before. It's pure electronics, but a bit more experimental than simply ambient or Berlin school, as previosly associated with AUQAVOICE. The formula and the sound might be different, but the creative method and approach has not changed. As always, Tadeusz Luczejko treats synthesizers and computers as a sound source. But it's just the start of the puzzle, where all the elements, one by one, create music. Music which is inspired by films at once, literature as well. It is an outlet of emotions and acts as a sort of feedback. The production is also vital when it comes to "Grey". The mastering has been done by Marcin Bocinski, a well-known specialist in the field of electronic and avant-garde music. This 3-panel ecopack CD is limited to 500 copies. [press-release]
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Aquavoice -- "Nocturne" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 077-2, (ltd. 500)
"Nocturne", the second AQUAVOICE offering on Zoharum, is a successor to well-received last year's "Grey." The material for both albums was created around the same time and was divided according to the following key: "Grey" - more experimental and coarse compositions; "Nocturne" - more dreamy, low-key and soothing ambient textures. The new album includes 11 new songs clocking in at 50 minutes, songs a bit darker and colder than before where one can find inspirations taken from Scandinavian art. Tadeusz Luczejko, the author of this material and the man behind AQUAVOICE, says: Despite not liking cold on a daily basis, I do like it in art. I am inspired by the extraordinary works of artists such as Arve Henriksen, Jan Garbarek, Lars von Trier, Geir Jennsen and Eivind Aarset. I have an impression that we are on the same wavelength. This quote sums up the spirit of the album in the best possible way. One can find the answer, the feedback to those inspirations on "Nocturne." It is still varied, highest quality electronic music, with hints taken even from jazz. This 3-panel ecopak release is strictly limited to 500 copies. [press-release]
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Arbeit -- "Zum Einem Neuen Licht" -- CD -- €10
2007 Autumn Wind Productions, AWP017
Experience the Martial and Neo-Classical sounds and the lives of Men, Women and Children thrust into an environment of Total War... Total Loss.... What would we have been in this time of uncertainty... what would we have done? [label info] Martial Industrial. Digipak.

Arbeit / Beauchamp / Palumbo -- "Torino 012010" -- 2 CD -- €10
2011 Tourette Records, tourette 022, (ltd. 500)
Torino 012010 is the second release of a series documenting the collaboration between Jochen Arbeit (guitar player of Die Haut and Einstuerzende Neubauten) Paul Beauchamp and Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (the duo known as Blind Cave Salamander). This collaboration started as part of Arbeit's "Soundscapes" improvisation live project. The focus being on the moment of the spontaneous meeting of different systems of soundscaping, the task and challenge of exchanging the results of individual sound research in a public space. The Torino 012010 double cd release on Tourette Records follows the vinyl only live album Halle 27022010 (released by the German label Behind s.r.b.) and presents two different sessions recorded by the trio in January 2010 in Torino Italy: a studio session at O.F.F. studios recorded, mixed and edited by producer and sound engineer Marco Milanesio and a recording of a live performance in the historical chapel of the San Pietro In Vincoli ex-cemetery as recorded by Larsen's Paolo Dellapiana and edited by Jochen Arbeit. Even though this collaboration is an integral part of Blind Cave Salamander's activity and discography the musicians have decided to release these albums under their individual names to emphasize the project's collaborative nature based on improvisation and composing as a real time emotional and musical reaction to each other's inputs/outputs. [press-release]

ARC -- "Arkhangelsk" -- CD -- €10
2008 Epidemie Records, EPR 064, (ltd. 600)
ARC is a Canadian trio (Aidan Baker - guitars, flutes, tapeloops, Richard Baker - drumkit, percussion, & Christopher Kukiel - percussion) playing tribal guitar drone ambient with psychedelic and post - rock elements and very hypnotic sound. Their brand new album Arkhangelsk brings 4 compositions in 67 minutes and comes in nice 6 panels digisleeve and is limited on 600 copies. Arkhangelsk was recorded in Toronto, Canada in December 2007 in two separate sessions. The first consisted of improvisational performances on drumset and guitar and the second consisted of layering percussion, electronics, and woodwind tracks on those original drum/guitar tracks. Both sessions were done in real-time in single takes with a minimum of post-production editing or manipulation in an effort to capture the spontaneity of the performances. As such, Arkhangelsk maintains the typical ARC sound while simultaneously exploring more adventurous poly-rhythms and textures, combining influence/inspiration from such artists as Flyer Saucer Attack, The Boredoms, Tribes of Neurot, and Rapoon. [press-release]

Arcane Device -- "Devices 1987-2007" -- 2 CD -- €13
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv18), (ltd. 500)
Anthology of rare and previously unreleased tracks by Arcane Device, recorded within the 20 years. It is divided into two parts. The first one consists of tracks from compilations issued by Subterranean Records, Tragic Figures, SFCR Tapes, and Generations Unlimited, but also unreleased material remastered and/or remixed in 2007. The second one is subtitled as "Feedback symphony" and based on various recordings, presented in four movements and finished in 2007. One more chance to approve the exceptional skills and compositional/technical talent of David Myers who can control the electrons by will, creating fantastic soundscapes. Arcane Device is the unique project of american graphic designer and musician David Myers, active between 1987 and 1995. His creative output is going beyond any categorization, because it's possible to re-arrange and demonstrate such many styles of modern music with only one thing that is feedback. This effect usually happens when you shortcut the input and output of any electric device. It's hard to believe but this almost uncontrolable beast became the driving force for Arcane Device music, armed by self-made bank of delays and filters. Looking like inward sound research, decorated with finest web of random processes and microvariations, it becames the peculiar feature. Endless circulation of electrons, never repeating routes and always having some chance for individual life inside of any macrostructure. [press-release]
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Architects Office -- "Soundtracks" -- CD -- €9
2014 Monochrome Vision, mv49, (ltd. 500)
The debut CD album of the american project existing since the early eighties, but still one of the most unusual musical units in electronic music underground. Beyond any styles and trends, these abstract collages and avantgarde pieces deserve more attention of wide audience. Architects Office is a volunteer electro-acoustical intuitive aleatoric music-making performance & project group begun in the spring of 1983 during the sudden renaissance of cassette self-publishing in the international correspondence music network. Emphasis is on live performance (over 100) with technique and aesthetic of rendition aimed at manifestation of "musical adventure" often in unusual locations - a former enormous Woolco store location, outdoor band shells, roofs, and over the telephone, having taken place in Colorado, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Lawrence Kansas, Albuquerque New Mexico and elsewhere. Membership has always been in flux, with the only one core member - Joel Haertling. Instrumentation has included Crumar DS-2 and other synthesizers, French Horn, Hunting Horn, Plant Communicator, found audiocassette recordings, Tabla, Esraj, Contrabassoon, and other instruments over 30 years. Architects Office releases include 6 self-published cassettes, full-length cassettes published by Flowmotion (UK), audiophile Tapes (US), Subelecktrik Institute (US), ADN (I), Realization (US) as well as 73 appearances on compilations on cassette, LP record and CD. Extensive film and sound collaboration with Stan Brakhage began in 1986 and continued until his death including several 16mm films and the play Caswallon the Headhunter by Jane Brakhage with music by Architects Office published on LP record by Silent Records in 1986. Other film collaborations include those with Paul Lundahl and Joel Haertling. Parallel activities included the self-publication of the Zamizdat Trade Journal magazine about cassette underground (13 volumes) including a co-published with Flowmotion (Leeds UK) and 3 extensive tape compilations featuring 65 groups from 10 countries. This release is comprised on music from the 1980s. Several of the tracks featured on this release were prepared for major fizzled projects with Third Mind, Recloose Organization, Auxilio de Cientos, Silent Records, Subelectrik Institute, Azteco Records, and others which were never released or rejected by the label. Previously published tracks are included as bonus. AO personnel 1983-1987: Joel Haertling, Rick Corrigan, Charlie Verrette, Douglas Stickler, Trevor Haertling, Lynn Ablondi, Claude Martz, David Lichtenberg, Evan Cantor. [press-release]
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Argentum -- "Aguilas de Libertad" -- CD -- €10
2011 Ufa Muzak, UFA 47, (ltd. 500)
Military pop / Neo Folk / Neoclassic / Post rock. Inner history which existence has never been documented becomes especially clear once in a thousand years. Its laws and principles written in blood in its origin are much older than any existing religion or political idea. Everything which contains there has highly explosive nature for a contemporary world order. Cause-effect relationship of terroristic attacks, wars, economical crises, religious faction, new viruses, become useless. They change their poles and at this moment that which was black becomes white, and that which was white becomes black. This is not a state of crisis, this is an ultimate end, even when death is more worth than living. Argentinian project Argentum in its album "Eagles of Freedom" wipes the dust just from several dreadful pages before which the sunshine fades and other, hidden glow starts its cold action. Musically the album is very laconic and simple. But this simplicity is imaginary and in one hour the wideness of presented material becomes visible. Symphonic backgrounds, clear vocals, electronic loops, acoustic guitar passages, calm rolls of disturbing drums, "empty" tracks of light flight. In the whole picture every moment of the disc becomes a link leading to the one goal. Music for the Triumph of the Spirit and Freedom! 15 tracks, 60 minutes, A5 cardboard sleeve + inserts. [press-release]
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Argentum -- "Ditirambos al dios de la Guerra" -- CD -- €10
2014 Ufa Muzak, UFA65, (ltd. 400)
Martial Industrial / Neoclassic / Ambient. The album full of colossal admiration for the Greek pantheon presented by the cult band Argentum. Overwhelming hymns with lyrics in Greek language, infused as components in an alchemic retort, only to make an unforgettable impression. Music is a secret way to Homer's "Iliad", Ovid's "Metamorphoses", to Aeschylus and Hesiod, to the mythological Olympus, the sacred mountain, the place of residence of the gods headed by Zeus. During the Great Dionysias in Athens choirs if singers dressed in goat skins were singing hymns - dithyrambs accompanying dances, and so the album if full of wine and hop spirit. Drunken satyrs with tails and goat legs carry old Silenus on a donkey, a wise teacher, to the sounds of flutes, pan-pipes and timpanis. The Agrentinian project's music opens slowly, moving from majestic hymns to resilient electronic rhythm, from conspiracy to Hercules, to the Orphic spells, to Zeus, from life to death, from pain to ecstasy. The Olympians pass in front of us and glorify their power, interwining Futhark and Ancient Greek, symbols of war and improving the magical experience, animal and divine nature... 9 tracks, 40 minutes, 4-panel digipak. [press-release]
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Argentum -- "Lucha Y Memoria" -- CD -- €14
2008 Label 56, 002, (ltd. 1000)
Rare and even banned for sale in some places mini-album of the cult Argentinian band. Powerful aggressive Martial Industrial with tracks dedicated to Corneliu Codreanu, Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera and total war! [YAOP]

Argentum -- "We Are The Fire" -- CD -- €12
2009 L. White Records, LW-054, (ltd. 200)
This Argentum album is the first exclusive pure power electronics work coming from Argentina. It sound is based in raw and harsh sounds with aggressive revolutionary lyrics. GGREY WOLVES, GREEN ARMY FRACTION and SEKTION B are their mainly influences. "We are the Fire" will give you 66 minutes to choose your side: "Wolf or Lamb", as one of the song titles say. The newest sonic terrorism to awake the consumist global citizens. [press-release]

Arisk Priest -- "Troy" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 NAID, NAID-003, (ltd. 50)
Virtuoso neoclassical martial industrial pierced by the spirit of Old Europa. For the fans of Regard Extreme, Die Weisse Rose, etc. DVD-box, full-colour cover + 2 inserts. [YAOP]

Arkhaion -- "When Gods Walked The Earth" -- CD-R -- €9
2012 Ufa Muzak, UFA57, (ltd. 150)
Heroic / Mythical sympho neoclassic ambient. Human history is not what is seems for the majority of modern people today. There's no evolutionary and progressive history of development. The primitive modern science can only suppose that it all started about 8000-6000 years B.C. The raven darkness of this delusion is penetrated by other theories which may seem to be completely fantastic, talking about cyclic models of development. 10.000 years before the Common Era humanity was at the peak of cosmic growth and highest development. All myths and heroic eposes, ciphered and allegorical, tell about that times. In those times there was a different race on Earth, now we call them Gods. The great ancestors built gigantic cities, they were developing and lived according to the highest wisdom. This race was certainly of cosmic origin, and they laid the foundation of the whole history on this planet. There were humans like us too, who lived in the same time with the highest creatures, the Gods, and received knowledge from them. First kings described in ancient myths were the offsprings of the Gods - they belonged to the other level and deserved complete worship. Their power allowed them to reach the highest spiritual state, the biggest progress of science of much more absolute character, to build the cities of unseen constructions. The power of human beings came from the Gods who gave them self-consciousness and combined their fate with their own great fate and goal within the Universe. It started 200.000 years ago. Majestic, triumphant and cryptic album of the conceptual project Arkhaion opens up slowly and calmly like movement of a huge body in cosmic space. Everything is undisturbed and grandiose, white light divides in spectral colours and the micro-symbol starts rotating, a mandala containing the new model of the Universe. Ambient and symphonic structures repeat the process of matter efflux from the stars. Immersion in music is like obtaining wings for a short time enough to see the fabulous picture from the bird view. Genetic memory will allow only a few to dive deeper into the visionary space of the Ancient and live some more time there. 8 tracks, 52 minutes, pro-CDR, 8-page booklet with 8 myths. [press-release]
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Arktau Aon -- "Ikuisuus Nakyy Luiden Lapi" -- CD -- €12
2013 Aural Hypnox, [AHUE01], (ltd. 289)
Thought lost and subsequently forgotten, a complete album by AIH & AIL of ARKTAU EOS and JKV of ZOÄT-AON was recently rediscovered. This unknown chapter in the evolution of the classic Finnish ritual sound originates from sessions held in May 2005, when Arktau Eos was still unnamed, beginning work on their seminal opus 'Mirrorion' and Zoät-Aon had just released the equally influential 'Star Autopsy' CD. The album retains the original title of the sessions: 'Ikuisuus näkyy luiden läpi', Finnish for 'Eternity Shines Through the Bones', and for purposes of this release the group is named simply ARKTAU AON. 'Ikuisuus näkyy luiden läpi' is enthusiastic, youthfully vigorous and decidedly ominous ritual music with a total running time of 31:53. Instead of songs, it is divided into different 'movements' or phases: it resembles a field recording of some obscure ceremony from a far-off corner of the world. Boasting a raw but good, clear sound, 'INLL' remains unaltered save for the mastering done in 2013 at Katajan Kaiku studio. CD edition is limited to 289 copies and includes two hand-finished photo prints (selected randomly from a set of 32 prints), an insert and silk-screen printed cardboard cover. [press-release]
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Armon Kuilu -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2008 Totuuden Sarvi Levyt, 001, (ltd. 500)
The first release from Totuuden Sarvi Levyt is a piece of Finnish art destined to remain in the minds of those who hear it. The debut mini-album by Armon Kuilu is a funereal musical journey, two long progressive compositions built out mostly of classical piano, strings, orchestral drums, singing, prayers and invocations in male and female voices. More of a gothic work than a total assault on the senses, yet one must remember that the word gothic is often abused in connotation with just a melancholic form of new age entertainment music but here the soundscapes bring to mind images of forlorn cemetaries, initiatory cults, bloodletting, woodlands and altered states of consciousness. At times the melodies of chamber music break out into squeals, groans and crackling which haunt the space and resonate with the Finnish poetry, that most of the time reminds one of a satanic ceremony. Some passages sound familiar to the listeners of European avantgarde and progressive music such as ACTUS, ART ZOYD and releases from the label Athanor. Post-industrial fans should also listen to this work but remember that this is not your generic so-called occult album with the usual Crowley spoken parts. Instead this is a deeply personal work with challenging classical and sometimes jazz or progressive melodies composed by the master behind the project and performed by real musicians with authentic instruments and also utilizing real actors for the various voices and spoken parts. Believe me, you will hear the difference. The mini-album comes in a black & white sleeve with a full color 8-page art booklet (size 7x7"), built from nature-mystical imagery shot on infrared film. [press-release]

Arsenne / Cisak / Oleksinski -- "s/t" -- CD -- €6
2015 Frozen Light, FZL 027, (ltd. 300)
Arthur Arsenne from France, Piotr Cisak & Pawel Oleksinski, both from Poland, are modern European post-industrial music experimentators. This "Power Trio" clustered to create Doom-driven Drone Ambient with Noise and Abstract sounds collected in an untitled live album. 4 long meditative soundscapes lead you through empty workshops, silent industrial suburbs, hooting marshalling yards and harbours, droning substations and beautiful protection belts. Emptiness and Silence. [label info]
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Art Abscons -- "Am Himmel Mit Feuer II" -- CD -- €14
2012 Fronte Nordico, AA II, (ltd. 300)
The CD version of the first Fronte Nordico release from one of the best today's new neofolk projects Art Abscons. "Am Himmel mit Feuer II" is a total remake of CD out in 2010 on Dead Scarlet Records. Most of the tracks were re-recorded, many got totally new versions, some new tracks were added and some old omitted, and the tracklist was completely resorted. The result is a totally different album - as matured, integral and professional as best neofolk classical works by Sonne Hagal, Forseti and Orplid. Brilliant melodies, charming voice, sophisticated soundwork and german poetry full of melancholy, sadness and irony are melting together to form a perfect gem of rare beauty - not to be missed by any fan of dark folk magical art! This CD version is different not only to the 2010 release but also to its vinyl analogue, it lacks two short interludes appeared on LP but includes one totally new track and one song here is completely reworked. The release comes in a special embossed thick grey rough carton cover with full colour picture and limited to 300 copies only. [press-release]

Art Abscons -- "Les Sentiers Eternels" -- CD -- €14
2012 Fronte Nordico, AA IV, (ltd. 300)
The CD version of the second Fronte Nordico release from Art Abscons, one of its most favourite current neofolk projects. "Les Sentiers Eternels" is a brand new album including 10 tracks finished and mixed in early 2012. This work took about one and a half years in the making and shows further development both in technical refinement and the creative side of the project. The genre borders of neofolk are broken and we see here a varied mix of many style elements - from pure dark folk guitar ballads to more eclectic conceptual tracks close to something which could be defined as kraut-rockish psychedelic industrial, from electro-pop / minimal wave tunes to harsher and more aggressive pieces. The album was produced according to an innovative recording technique called "Stereo Spektral Sunrise" and is the first album to feature the SPEKTRALOPHONE, a sort of organic synthesizer developed by Art Abscon himself. "Les Sentiers Eternels" also brings Art Abscons' spiritual kinship with American neofolk project Gnomonclast to a new level and contains various noteworthy contributions from N2 ItinitI and Sasha Feline. This album is a kind of sounding universe strictly based on the principles of Abscons Magik and N2 ItinitI's cabalo-gnostic achievements, and, thus, includes any contradictions the real universe presents us with. There's everything here - Sun and Moon, Day and Night, Love and Hate, Joy and Grief, all act according to the hidden principles eternal, and this work is the most complex and intellectual to be found among Art Abscons albums until now - the literal and accurate revelation of the Hidden God - a pure excitement to the intelligent listener who is into occult matters! This CD is again distinct to the LP version, one track is totally reworked and the cover artwork is different. The release comes in a special embossed thick grey rough carton cover with full colour picture and limited to 300 copies only. [press-release]

Artefactum -- "Rosarium Hermeticum" -- CD -- €10
2006/2014 Ur Muzik, UR008, (ltd. 500)
This opus has already seen the light of day. It was back in 2006 when Artefactum’s preceding album Chaos Elements was still fresh out of Athanor’s cavernous hearth. Yet, on her sophomore, strictly limited and self-released work Rosarium Hermeticum, Merissa d’Erlette developed her unique style even more, granting it depth and feminine charm on a new scale. There’s mystery there enclosed within nearly an hour of otherwordly ambient music and sensual whispers that the project has been known for ever since. Those six skillfully crafted tracks are now available again on Ur Muzik with two bonus pieces and brand new artwork. Prepare yourself to get immersed in the unparalleled sound of Artefactum... Digipak. [label info]
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Artificial Memory Trace -- "Ama_Zone1: Black-Waters" -- CD -- €9
2011 Monochrome Vision, mv37
This album is basically the report about the trips to Brazil during 2007-2008. Everything you can imagine, from airport recordings and street noise to the environmental recordings of bees, bats, frogs etc, also the sounds of boat, campfire, underwater etc. Mostly unedited, these recordings are presented here as is, with some of them just transposed to have been heard by human ears. A kind of meta-reality, which is not accessible for those who never visited this part of the world... Collage of Re_Ality-particles created by Slavek Kwi during Nov-Dec 2010 and April 2011 in T.O.P. (Tentacles Of Perception) Studio, Ireland. All (except when stated otherwise) sounds were recorded in remote reserve Xixuau Xiparina in region of Rio Jauaperi off Rio Negro (Brazil) Aug 2007 and Dec 2008-Jan 2009. Thanks to Chris Clark for his support and guides Castelo and Jose Ferreira Barroso for navigating us on the canoe through flooded rainforest (www.amazonia.org). Track 2-11 was conceived originally as multichannel installation dedicated to children on the autistic spectrum; produced by "Learn & Explore", The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland - many thanks to Katie Wink and Carol-Ann McKenna for kind support (www.nch.ie). The majority of sounds were not subjected to any other transformation than editing and layering to form another meta-reality. The exceptions are: track 1 (noise reduction used for some sounds recorded in airport, speed-variation in the end of airplane taking off), track 2 (echo effect used with voice), track 3,8,13 (originally to human ear inaudible ultrasonic sounds were transposed with speed-variation within our aural reality). The division in tracks is for location of sound purposes mainly; it has no compositional meaning. [label info]
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As All Die -- "Time Of War And Conflict" -- CD -- €10
2001 Crowd Control Activities, Crowded 25
Neo-folk, Martial Industrial and Noise from America.

As All Die -- "Victory" -- CD -- €10
2006 Flood The Earth Records, FTE 011
Without question the most aggressive martial industrial release from As All Die to date. Mixes elements of heavy percussion, harsh soundscapes, aggressive and spoken vocals, droning synths and WWI samples. Not for the timid! [Red Stream]

Astarium -- "Winter Growths (Part III)" -- CD -- €5
2015 Dark East Productions, DEP 019 / Nihil Art Records, NAR 024 / NitroAtmosfericum Records, NRN-031, (ltd. 1000)
Where the snow covered branches weaved like arches of unknown cyclopean chambers hanging overhead, where unity with nature plunges into the maelstrom of careless dreams and meditations, where the white veil gives delight and peace for tired mind caught the madding crowd... There staring Astarium on the second part of the cycle of records in the genre of ambient with elements of neo-classic and darkwave, dedicated to winter theme. [press-release]

Astarium / Antiquus Scriptum -- "Hymns To The Ancient Northland" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 NitroAtmosfericum Records, NRN-040, (ltd. 333)
Split of two projects from Siberia and Portugal. Astarium performs Neoclassic Dark Ambient / Dungeon Synth in vein of "Daudi Baldrs". Contains two cover versions of Burzum tracks. Antiquus Scriptum plays medieval neofolk with flutes and piano tunes in vein of Lebensessenz. Jewel case. [YAOP]

Astral & Shit + Kromeshna -- "Emyd Lub" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2012 Ostroga, OTR-023
20'56 mn unique track issued from a collaboration between two Russian musicians. The result is an instrumental droning ambient piece, mixing electronic and concrete sounds. Nice sound. Housed in a special painted enveloppe. [Nuit Et Brouillard]
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Astrom, B. -- "Utan Titel" -- CD -- €10
2010 Aderlatning Produktion
11 tracks of field recordings, static, ambient, guitars, stoy, pop, grind, improvisations, madness, maraccas, 80's drums, bootlegging, melodies, piano, samples etc. in 46 minutes. Ten "original" compositions + one cover song from an old skateboard video. Recorded on different tape recorders, arrangement and completing sounds using software. [label info]
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Astrowind -- "Kedr" -- CD -- €10
2015 Frozen Light, FZL 022, (ltd. 102)
Latvian composer, musician and sound designer Kirils Lomunovs / Astrowind is soaring up to the cosmos again with his new EP "Kedr". An unquiet and seemingly somewhat chaotic music enshrouds deep textures of sound, micronoise of cosmos and voices of its conquerors. Atmosphere of nostalgia for enthusiasm of a gone epoch of extraterrestrial space active research and an attempt to look past earth orbit from the Earth have been explored in the terrestrial studio Tokctoka. Voices of antique analogue synthesizers and analogue sound effects are employed to help in piercing the space: Vermona synthesizer, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, multiple artifacts of Formanta Radio Factory in Kachkanar, USSR, including Polivoks itself, as well as other exciting and legendary tools. A virtual-analogue synthesizer Oberheim OB 12 - "crazy mathematician" - plays a special role in this record. [press-release]
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Astrowind -- "Semikarakory" -- CD -- €10
2015 Frozen Light, FZL 019, (ltd. 292)
"We will go to Semikarakory!" Latvian composer, musician and sound designer Kirils Lomunovs/Astrowind consistently develops alternative music style Paleopsychedelic Ambient falling into the limits of the Dark Ambient genre, and still is being inspired with the art of an actor and director Alexander L. Kaidanovsky. The delivered to the listeners "Semikarakory" mini-album is a logical sequel of the previous Astrowind album "Kaidanovsky". The "Semikarakory" mini-album is dedicated to the full-length director's work of Kaidanovsky - "Zhena kerosinshchika" (engl. "Kerosene seller's Wife") [1988]. This is an imagined walk in the dreary territory, where every being dwells in the anxious suspense, in an unquenchable thirst of freedom, haunted by the whing of the broken glass. "The chips are haunting me." Every chip here is a painful reminder of hopes' delusion. Insanity here is the only way to hide. Everyone here hopes for a miracle, dreams to soar up high above reality, to reach for an absolution, but even angels cannot escape this smothering space. The liberation lies within music. Three-panel A5 cardboard. 292 copies. [press-release]

Asula Mori -- "Veter" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT10, (ltd. 89)
Mystic Sympho Dark Ambient from the middle of Russia. Using traditional rock-group indtruments (guitar, synthesizer, bass, vocal) they create enigmatic dark meditative cold music pierced with damp wind, never-ending melancholy, wandering in gothic dusk and very cinematographic at the same time... DVD-box with handmade cover made of hand-coloured paper. [press-release]

Asvlmjenok -- "Amor Fati" -- 2 CD-R -- €8
2016 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT133, (ltd. 152)
New word in the history of the European Power Electronics. 12 sermons-infusions dedicated to fate, death, cosmos and the slavery of neurotic ignorance in which most of people dwell. Fears, labyrinths and traps of verbal thinking, a wish to seem better than you are, political dirt, frustration, personal pride and insane Dostoevskiy's fixations - these are the walls of Asvlmjenok, a concentration camp for the consciousness in which people have immured themselves. And around that there is only the infinity of space which many can see only in a dream... in a dream from which you don't want to wake up. Extremely powerfull full-range sound, brutal vocals and obscure sample. Like Genocide Organ or Sektion B, but better. Vinyl case, handmade cover, insert. [label info]
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Atanore -- "Askold Melnik - Unicorn Driver" -- CD -- €7
self-released
Guitar improv music.

Ataraxia -- "ENA" -- CD -- €10
2015 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-51
"Remember the wisdom out of the old days, they know undying things and nothing troubles the great streams and gleams from the holy orchards, where there is none but fruit that is of precious stone, or apples of the sun and moon. They know undying things, for this I have sailed the seas... WE ARE ONE. ENA (one = unity in Greek) is our musical contribution to overcome duality, conflicts and separation trying to go towards a resonant, open-hearted attitude. What we seed in our life, in others’ lives, on the earth is what we receive. We are One, separation causes blindness and destruction. WE ARE ONE, WE ALL ARE CONNECTED. Vibration is the very first act of creation, Music has the duty and the right to work on connection being such a suitable and direct channel to express harmony. If our life is meant to be a spiritual growing and not just a materialistic experience, all the domains where spirituality is expressed can become a source of enlightenment. Here is our naked soul alone in “her” voyage. To us, Music is diffusing a spiritual knowledge that’s not linked to a dominating specific religion but to the harmony of the cosmic forces. The aim is to reach again the primeval plenitude, calmness and inner light, being a part of the whole. The magic word resounds before being pronounced. Knowledge and Experience happen at the same time and all of this is a sacred announcement, a message that doesn’t need rationality to be caught. It is a sort of spiritual call coming from the depths. Memory and singing are linked, they enable a deeper subtle “sight”. The ancient wisdom was based on letting go, forgetting ourselves, our ego and masks in order to feel and live “the moment”. A deeply felt thank for all what we have received from Greek philosophy, poetry and mysticism. Without this inspiration we wouldn’t be here to do what we do. ENA!" [label info] Standard edition in jewel-case.
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Ataraxia -- "ENA" -- CD + DVD -- €30
2015 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-51, (ltd. 380)
"Remember the wisdom out of the old days, they know undying things and nothing troubles the great streams and gleams from the holy orchards, where there is none but fruit that is of precious stone, or apples of the sun and moon. They know undying things, for this I have sailed the seas... WE ARE ONE. ENA (one = unity in Greek) is our musical contribution to overcome duality, conflicts and separation trying to go towards a resonant, open-hearted attitude. What we seed in our life, in others’ lives, on the earth is what we receive. We are One, separation causes blindness and destruction. WE ARE ONE, WE ALL ARE CONNECTED. Vibration is the very first act of creation, Music has the duty and the right to work on connection being such a suitable and direct channel to express harmony. If our life is meant to be a spiritual growing and not just a materialistic experience, all the domains where spirituality is expressed can become a source of enlightenment. Here is our naked soul alone in “her” voyage. To us, Music is diffusing a spiritual knowledge that’s not linked to a dominating specific religion but to the harmony of the cosmic forces. The aim is to reach again the primeval plenitude, calmness and inner light, being a part of the whole. The magic word resounds before being pronounced. Knowledge and Experience happen at the same time and all of this is a sacred announcement, a message that doesn’t need rationality to be caught. It is a sort of spiritual call coming from the depths. Memory and singing are linked, they enable a deeper subtle “sight”. The ancient wisdom was based on letting go, forgetting ourselves, our ego and masks in order to feel and live “the moment”. A deeply felt thank for all what we have received from Greek philosophy, poetry and mysticism. Without this inspiration we wouldn’t be here to do what we do. ENA! The limited edition of ENA includes 2 hours DVD collecting exclusive and rare live shootings taken from 1991 to 2014 all over the world." [label info]
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Ataraxia -- "Kremasta Nera" -- CD -- €7
2007 Shadowplay Records, SPR 053
There was a time in which the olympic and monotheistic religions were not flourishing yet, there was a far time in which a primordial cult, inspired by the White Goddess's power, was practised and felt. In the island of Samothrace, the triple Goddess devoted to the earth, the night and the everflowing cycle of nature was reigning. In order to be initiated into her mysteries, men and women, Greeks and foreigners, free people and slaves had to submit to nine rituals called creation, dominion, love, birth, sacrifice, ablution, memory and crowning. The last ritual had no name, the ninth ritual couldn't be revealed. Fascinated by the mistery surrounding the island and feeling the urge to portray in music an age and a place where the balance between the feminine and manly powers and their deep link with the nature voice and rhythms were as natural as life itself, we started the adventurous creation of this album. The music draws archaic mantras, ritual movements and lunar elegies, whispers magic spells and eastern litanies, forge tribal rhythms and dark ceremonies inspired by Samothrace's full of energies sites. "Kremasta Nera" is a thirty metres high cascade falling in the sea from a sheer cliff; "Axieros" is the name of the inscrutableGoddess; "Gria Vathra" is an enchanted glade where the sound of rivers, sources and the caresses of the wind on the leaves create a magic natural simphony; "Kaviria" were the priests in charge of the initiation rites, "Fengari" is the highest mountain in the island, the mount of the moon; "Therma" is a place rich of powerful curative springs; "Klethra" is a divinatory spell linked to the soul of the forest; "Migratio Animae", the trasmigration of the souls, is a long voyage from a form into another, a painful progression, a spiritual evolution... This album is inspired by the lights and shadows of an extinguished civilization, a lost world which eclipsed with its secrets. A mix of acoustic sounds, strings, electronic and eastern percussions and a deep evocative singing become the door to enter the purple reign of the Goddess. [press-release]
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Ataraxia -- "Llyr" -- CD -- €8
2010/2011 Shadowplay Records, SPR 100
Three years after the last studio album Kremasta Nera, Ataraxia is back with a marvellous new album! Llyr (Lyra) is the name of the instrument of the Bards and the Greek lyrical poets; a sacred musical instrument visually inspired by the grace and nobleness of the swans. Ataraxia, in this voyage, played the following instruments: classical, folk and 12 strings guitars, chitarra battente, keyboards, flutes, sitar, gamelan, daf, frame drums, santoor, tablas, zard and bells. Female vocals are sometimes accompanied by male vocals. This new album is a new story inspired by pagan myths, feminine celebrations Of Mother Nature, celtic traditions… Ataraxia and her charismatic singer Francesca Nicoli have now create their uncommon genre of music: a cosmogonic dark folk praying for Beauty. [Prikosnovenie] Russain edition comes with a bonus track and an slipcase.
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Ataraxia -- "Spasms (Sous La Coupole Spleenetique Du Ciel)" -- CD -- €10
2014 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-36
Regular edition of the all new album, in Jewel box with 12 page booklet! Ataraxia in their own words on their new album: “Is this the bitter-sweet side of ourselves? We portray great misery, of course, and a typically human desperate need of survival but, at the same time, joke and irony are always present to exorcise the fear of decay and death. Here we are just musicians playing airs that make you dance and cry at the same time, and while doing this we say to ourselves: “Take your bloody knife and start exploring your killing nature, be not politically correct, sing and play as a fucking gorgon if you wish and have fun". “Paris Spleen” and the following “Spasms” are works in progress, both musically and as live performances, and our main actor Paul Patchy is just a disseminator of chaos.”
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Ataraxia -- "Suenos" -- CD -- €10
2001/2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-14
"Sueños" ('Dreams' in Spanish) was originally released in 2001 by Cold Meat Industry's imprint Cruel Moon International. This remastered edition contains the bonus track 'Melisanda', which appeared on the rare split 10” with Engelsstaub "In Amoris Mortisque" (1995). "Sueños" is a collection of songs with different styles, themes, with different historical backgrounds and recorded with the use of many acoustic instruments. Divided into three parts, the first (‘Ego Promitto Domino’) features lyrics inspired by journeys and memories of middle Eastern lands. The sounds are between neoclassical, orchestral and dreamy Mediterranean ambience. The second part (‘L’ame d’eau’) is entirely based on Medieval ballads for acoustic instruments and 2 vocalists. The Third part (‘Sandy Dunes’) is more intimate and meditative, once again the theme is the one of water linked to the female soul: The voyage through the sea, regret, the need of the sea, just for Francesca’s heavenly vocals. [press-release]
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Atavist / Nadja -- "II: Points At Infinity" -- CD -- €10
2008 Profound Lore Records, PFL 037
Again spanning two epic elongated tracks (around 22 minutes each), "Points At Infinity" goes much further substance and depth wise than the first experimentation these two acts converged in. Definitely taking this experiment between both acts to the next level, albeit creating something wholly new and different when compared to the debut, rather than just continue on from the first release, "Points At Infinity" takes the doom/drone/ambient experiment into new territory as both acts continue to push new sonic ground... "Points At Infinity" also marks the first Atavist recording featuring the new Atavist line-up which consists of new vocalist Matt Bartley and ex-NARCOSIS bass player Oliver Turner. Of course Nadja is and always will be Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff. [press-release]

Atolon -- "Concret" -- CD -- €9
2012 Intonema, int004, (ltd. 250)
Concret is not only 4th release of Intonema but also it's the long-awaited 4th release of the Spanish trio Atolon that was recorded in January, 2011 by Simon Reynell, director of English label Another Timbre. Alfredo Costa Monteiro (acnordion, objects), Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable, objects) and Ruth Barberan (trumpet, objects) are using their instruments by unusual way: they are preparing them, playing on their surfaces, knocking and inventing a lot of other ways for sound making. Despite of these non-musical sounds, the trio is following almost melodic motive all through the piece. [press-release]
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Atom, Mikhail -- "Astroepos" -- CD-R -- €8
1999 Soulworm Editions, Worm III
A conceptual masterpiece, and the ultimate one among those made by the Russian ambient artist known as Mikhail Atom. Travelling the nostalgic, subtle soundscapes, the author tries to render an illustration to the his own philosophical and alchemic searches. Sheer bells, monumental synths and mysterous, gentle noises... All this drives the listener to some kind of mystical mood while the spirit leaves the body for a while, wondering for what's hidden behind the horizon of meanings... [press-release]

Atomine Elektrine -- "Laniakea" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wrotycz Records, WRT 023
The word Laniakea means the immeasurable heaven: deep, spacious, dark and ostensibly emtpy but still full of energy, matter, structures and bright objects. The same words can be said about the sound on the new studio album by Atomine Elektrine. Further on, the 'Laniakea' album is also characterized by molecular reactions, eroding particles, nuclear fractals, diffused lightwaves and multiversed orbits. Old fashioned modular analogue electronic synthesis combined with modern digital processing is the gravitational focal point on 'Laniakea'. The tracks have mainly sequencer driven narratives with ambient layers of both classic retro styled elements and advanced processed novel sounds. The origin of the 'Laniakea' album is based on two fundamental occurrences: The definition of the galaxy supercluster Laniakea in 2014 and the decease of the Tangerine Dream mastermind Edgar Froese in 2015. 'Laniakea' is simply a homage to the vastness of space and a eulogy to the kosmische musik that appeared in the early 1970's. Three bonus tracks (sketches) are included on the CD version (duration 76 minutes) compared to the digital download album (duration 62 minutes). Comes in a 6-panel digipack with original art by Hypsis (hypsis.net). [label info]
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Atomizator -- "Torsion" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2011 Buh Records, BR24, (ltd. 66)
Atomizator is one of the most active current projects and experimental scene in Madrid. His work covers various aspects of the poetry of Dadaist strain: using vocal experimentation (glossolalia, simultaneity) as well as sound poetry (manipulation of the electronic voice). "Torsion" thus becomes a hybrid between art work and poetry vocal sound. Pure and lovely nonsense. Cover art by Haz. Mini cdr limited edition of 66 copies. [label info]
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Atomtrakt -- "Artefakte Des Verderbens" -- CD -- €10
2012 Steinklang Industries, SK56, (ltd. 400)
Two years after the highly acclaimed "Sperrstelle Nordost" album the mighty ATOMTRAKT are back with a new bombastic, martial, heroic and apocalyptic Industrial release which is entitled "Artefakte des Verderbens". The album spreads a superior and cold atmosphere and deals with the Battle of Stalingrad (2nd World War). As on "Sperrstelle Nordost", cold, heroic and atmospheric synthesizer layers are mixed with bombastic drums and military war-like rhythm patterns. The vocals on the new record vary from dark and clean to distorted and threatening. The overall sound of the album is powerful and bombastic - it spreads a superior and mighty atmosphere rarely heard before. The lyrics deal with fears, death, decay and ambiguity. When listening to this sophisticated album, you can find yourself on the battlefield in Stalingrad. The album itself never gets boring - This is due to the variety of songs and themes. The album is available in a 6-panel DIGIPAK and it was recorded and mastered at Luftschutzkerker Studio in Switzerland. [press-release]

Atrium Carceri & Eldar -- "Sacrosanct" -- CD -- €12
2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-26
Atrium Carceri & Eldar, two of the genres most prolific artists, team up for this fantastic dark ambient release. The deep rumblings and future visions of Atrium Carceri combined with the whispers of historical enlightenment that is Eldar creates a vacuum in time where the future and past coexist. Where nothing and everything is sacred, where the webs of powerful bloodlines are woven and where humanity crumbles. [Cryo Chamber]
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Attrition -- "Dante's Kitchen" -- CD -- €10
2004/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 023
Electronic music pioneers Attrition have broken their four-year silence with the release of the sinister Dante's Kitchen. They have never fully been appreciated, as their music is difficult to neatly categorize. It combines elements of electronic, gothic, industrial, avant garde and classical- all arriving as a concentrated but seamless energy. An Attrition song has always been a dense, impressive wonder of overlapping vocals and samples, supported by electronic rhythms and atmospherics. No new ground has been broken with Dante's Kitchen, and in fact it is something of a throwback to their Hidden Agenda era, having recently done stints with modern classical and heavier electronic releases. Dante's Kitchen is as much goth/ industrial as it is dance/ electronic, and serves to put the band back on the map on the late-night goth club dance floors. The range on the disc is notable, drifting from near classical/ atmospheric ponderings of Two Gods, brooding dub/ sample-heavy selections like The Ladder, through the denser club-worthy tracks as The Head Of Gabriel... [Joe del Tufo, studiomlive.com] Russian edition with four bonus tracks.
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Attrition -- "Invocation" -- CD -- €10
2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-28
A soundtrack for your dreams and nightmares... 30 years since their groundbreaking dark ambient album "This Death House" ATTRITION's Martin Bowes has combined forces with his wife Kerri on their full length movie score, written for the film G.H.O.S.T from cult U.S. horror film company Mutantville. From uneasy, shifting atmospheres to main themes on piano, vocals and strings, the album was remodelled and mixed at the Cage for this audio only version... An invocation in nine parts. Jewel case edition with 12 page booklet. With artwork by Holger Karas. [press-release]
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Attrition -- "The Truth In Dark Corners" -- CD -- €10
2011 Other Voices Records, VOX8CD
This is not exactly a new album, but a live recording from 1985 (!) in The Netherlands. This is the kind of 'dated' album that will appeal for the biggest fans of the 80s and the collectors of Attrition. We get a spoken introduction (in Dutch) to the concert featuring nine songs (on this album). It seems that Martin Bowes restored some old demo-recording from this gig in The Netherlands. The songs are mainly taken from the "Smiling, At The Hypogonder Club"-album plus some old singles as well (cf. "Shrinkwrap/Pendulum Turns"). The bonus of this album is for sure the previously unreleased songs "In The Attic" and "The Aftermath". Both songs are rather experimental, totally fitting to the 80s musical style of early Attrition. The opening song from the concert (cf. "The Drop") is a bit less experimental and revealing a new-wave touch. The quality of the recording (sound) is quite honest while the songs are showing early tracks like "Pendullum Turns" or yet "Hallucinator" in a different (live) version. This album is mainly recommended for the heaviest fans of the band! Notice that the pictures of the concert (on the front- and back cover) were taken by Justin Mitchell from Cold Spring Records. Back in time he was a big fan of Attrition and finally become a friend of Martin Bowes. This album is pure nostalgia. [Side-Line Magazine]

Aube -- "Ambera Planeta Wawar" -- CD -- €10
2007 Autarkeia, acd 025
AUBE Ambera Planeta Wawar goldenCD was the first bootleg issued by AUTARKEIA label. However, after the author Akifumi Nakajima apologised to us for his "negligence“, the misunderstandings between AUTARKEIA and Akifumi were cleared out. In the meantime after the author recognised the bootleg, AUBE Ambera Planeta Wawar goldenCD has acquired a new status. This publication has become an official release of the project, while its previous concept (that of a bootleg) became meaningless. The exclusive record by the Japanese genius is based on excellent psychedelic ambient and the collages of extreme, structural noise music. The release is sold in an elegant digipack, which is probably the first in AUBE history. [press-release]
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Aube -- "Duplex-Sphere" -- CD -- €10
2004 Ultra-Mail Prod., U.M.P.-002, (ltd. 445)
Tracks presented on this album were recorded live in 1993-1995 using two voltage controlled oscillators. The CD also contains re-edition of 7" EP "Fast Tumbling Blaze" recorded in 1996 with voltage controlled oscillator. Sometimes calm, sometimes very furious japanoise work.

Aube -- "Imagery Resonance" -- CD -- €10
2007 Aquarellist, aquarel 05-07, (ltd. 1000)
This album has been specially recorded by Akifumi Nakajima for presentation at his Moscow concert in November 2007. This time he found the sound source in a small analogue percussion synthesizer Amdek PCK-100. Mostly calm album showing roughness and asperity of sound only in the first track. The rest material sounds more like lingering psychedelic soundscapes created from stratifications of looped and freely running electronic signals.

Aube -- "Metal on Metal" -- 2 CD -- €8
2008 Silentes, sme 0722
Another long awaited reissue from Aube. METAL ON METAL (as for AQUA SYNDROME) was published by MANIFOLD records. Also for this work, over the original album, you'll can hear a bonus track and a full live CD. To the discovery of the alchemical secrets and the magic of the metallic materials, of their acoustic characters, and the possible technological manipulations on the sounds that are possible to pull out... It arches of it resonances, mantric vibrations, hypnotics bells rings... That features of sounds of cymbals, plates, rings... that tubular elements are used or more ordinary and simple metallic objects of common use... that they are bowed or scraped..., Aube acquires the sounds and of it transforming its essence... decomposing and recomposing the shape... Fragmenting, expanding, stratifying and elaborating the sonorous matter, constructs complex wafts, resounding weaves carpets, interlaces thin threads of metallic tensions, crumbles and agglomerates acoustic particles, leaves to flowlong, reverberating, harmonic drones... "Metal on Metal", two only, fantastic CD for and a matchless release. [press-release]
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Aube -- "Redintegration" -- CD-R -- €11
2002 G.R.O.S.S., GRCDR2002-RED, (ltd. 202)
Material: percussion synthesizer Amdek PCK-100.

Aube -- "Reworks Nimh Vol. 1" -- CD -- €10
2007 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0611
Another must have work by audio decomposition-genius and sound-sculptor AUBE. Ethnic-electronic sound sources (as with "The Missing Tapes" by NIMH) transfigured and remodeled into completely new sonic lifeforms with state-of-the-art audio processing algorithms. Residual fragments of the original sound-sources occasionally appear in the mix like aquatic fauna swimming to the surface for a brief second. A magnum opus in four movements. Intensely facinating work by the unparalleled master of experimental sound design. AUBE is peerless. A minimal mosaic of sound that takes the listener on a slow-motion expedition into the very fabric of tone. A ocean of sound-grains for the listened to swim in. Spoken language doesn't (yet) contain words that properly describe these sounds... an absolute must have for the experimental music devotee. [press-release]
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Aube -- "Reworks Stefano Gentile II" -- CD -- €10
2008 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0720
Long static drones and suspended frequencies of harmonic, sonorous wafts in constant evolution riding cyclical hypnotic perennially changing synthetic curved waves... Loops and fluctuating waves meet expand sonorous carpets and push-buttons electronic micro-sequences that progressively decompose in minimal rhythmic structures... Submerged melodic fragments emerge soft between stuffed with wadding magma flows... Extraordinary atmospheres and great new tension for this, most waited chapter of "Aube Reworks Stefano Gentile"! [press-release]
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Aube -- "Substructural Penetration 1991-1995" -- 2 CD -- €10
1998 Iris Light Records, i-light 008CD, (ltd. 1000)
Aube's compilation appearances compiled.

Aube -- "Variable Ambit" -- CD -- €20
2011 Housepig, HPIG-16, (ltd. 300)
This long-awaited disc finally sees the light day! Recovered from a now-defunct label, delayed for various reasons including a fake cd plant scam, Housepig is proud to present "Variable Ambit"! The master of single-source recording takes a simple starting point - feedback - and manipulates it into a rich tapestry of overlapping tones and textures. Eight tracks, 66 minutes. Pro CD in jewel case with full-color four-page booklet, limited to 300 copies. [label info]

Augsburger Tafelconfect -- "Fusion In The Slaughterhaus" -- CD -- €9
2004 Nneon, Nneon 002-2
Augsburger Tafelconfect is an audiovisual hamburgian trio consisting of Jyrgen Hall, who also recorded quite a lot of stuff for Cologne's finest label Staubgold under the name of Gunter Adler, as well as with his group Gronland Orchester, on laptop and electronics. Musically he teams up with Sebastian Reier on volcano-guitar. Their name pays tribute to the frivolous medieval music of Valenthin Rathgeber but their music is far away from that. Mixing electronically processed analogue guitar, computer, electronics as well as concrete sounds and beatz, they create a kind of half-improvised music that kicks ass instead of boring people with too much academic referentiality - their live sets add another component: the strong and colorful atmospheric visuals by BaronesseA who is also the designer of Nneon. This is their debut recording. [Fulldozer]

Aura Shining Green -- "The Green Man and The White Witch" -- 2 CD -- €11
2016 COD Noizes, SHUM2 / Der Schwarze Tod, TOD27, (ltd. 440)
Neofolk / Ambient / Psychedelic from Finland. "Returning to my native village after many years’ absence: I put up at a country inn and listen to the rain. One robe, one bowl is all I have. I light incense and strain to sit in meditation; All night a steady drizzle outside the dark window. Inside, poignant memories of these long years of pilgrimage" (Ryokan Taigu). Dreamy songs from the finnish Master of fairy tales Joonatan Elokuu and his Aura Shining Green ensemble. [label info]
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Austere -- "Solyaris" -- CD -- €11
2008 Hypnos, hyp2753
This is a creative peak for this much-overlooked ambient duo, their first release on Hypnos, following their Hypnos Secret Sounds album Pulse in 2007. In their 10 years of productivity, Austere has covered territory from Pulse's drone minimalism, ranging back through odd and trippy Coil-inspired sonic experimentation, to seamless dark ambient, and occasionally glitchy weirdness. Despite some challenging material in their back catalog, Austere have in this case produced an album as friendly and pleasant as any Austere fan could have imagined possible, and yet without resorting to the usual tricks that make music sound "listenable." [label info]
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Autistici -- "Temporal Enhancement" -- CD -- €10
2015 Dronarivm, DR-34, (ltd. 150)
“Temporal Enhancement” is a sonic exploration of the perception of time. Each sound is an event. Each event a ‘here and now’ perception, experienced and consigned to memory. Each sound exists in the ‘specious present’ and exists for a set duration before ending. Temporal space in between each sound populates the narrative of present and past. The brain relies on memory to bring order and meaning to the sequence and to notice changes across the passage of time. The experience of harmony or disharmony all depend on the placement of events, the spaces between these events and relation of each event to each other... “Temporal Enhancement” brings together a range of abstract ambient, folk, microsound and modern classical influences to create its narrative. Audio artefacts are interwoven from a range of manmade and natural acoustic sources. Details are preserved or lost, clarified or confused through the compositional process. Each track is an offering, an invitation to join external signal and internal perception. In a world where the perception of time can be both a joyous or painful experience the sounds offer an insight into the human condition. Autistici works on the premise that the true and final experience of any sound belongs in the mind’s ear of the listener... In the words of Francis Bacon: “Perhaps one day I will manage to capture an instant of life in all its violence and all its beauty.” [press-release]
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Avrorin, G. -- "4 Fantasie Per Violino Solo" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 055
Harsh Noise played on a violin by Grisha Avrorin (Alisa-Yhtye, Dr. Kinchev, ex-Monopolka, etc.).

Avrorin, G. -- "Hohotun" -- CD-R -- €5
2014 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-075, (ltd. 30)
Experimental noise music played on a bass guitar. Pro-CDR, 30 copies, jewel-case. [label info]
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Azimuth -- "Illbient" -- CD-R -- €3
2011 Nurn Records, NRN01, (ltd. 25)
Azimuth project captures numerous sounds circulating in free space, distorting and collapsing them in lo fi soundscapes, that sound closely to what's usually called drone or noise. Intuitive and introvert sounds with no claim to be called art. [label info]
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Azoikum / Government Alpha -- "Das Methadonprogramm" -- CD -- €10
2005 Multi National Disaster Records, MNDR 2015, (ltd. 444)
Harsh noise.

B4 -- "Didaktik National Legendary Rock" -- 2 CD -- €14
2011 Poli5
The band B4 was created accidentally in 1998 at a festival in Turnovo, when it was necessary to replace the missing band. Since then the line-up has been changing with a constant core consisting of keyboardist David Freudlem, guitarist Tomas Prochazka and drummer Leosem Kropackem. Since the beginning they have been playing improvised music based on psychedelia with fragments of noise, jazz and rock with special reference to the specific sound of the former Eastern bloc. B4 is probably the only Czech group actively involved in krautrock. Their studio recordings and live performances can be completely different, as in cases of Can or Nurse With Wound they are homogeneous stream of wild improvisation. Like with the British band The Bays they can say that "performance is the product". Years ago the band decided to use only historical analogue instruments: Vermona organ, Korg and Siel analog keyboards, tape echoes and replicas of Italian wow-pedals from sixties... B4 are inspired by Czech musicians Peter and Paul Ormovy, Steve Reich, the projects Medeski, Martin and Wood, Einstuerzende Neubauten and especially by two songs of the project Money Mark "Information Contraband" and "Push the Button". B4 has recorded and released several CDRs by their own, and in 2010 they had their first official release "Ringo George Paul John" on Poli5. Now their cooperation with the label continues with the release of the double album "Didaktik National Legendary Rock"... The album was recorded during the five day session at a cottage in Hornim Prysku without any preparations. The first CD contains nine songs moving between krautrock, retrofuturism, lounge and film music. With rich layers of noise, this album is characterized with non-standard usage of equipment, turntables and tape recorder. Most tracks on the CD are instrumental, other songs are in Czech, English, Hungarian and French... The second CD contains remixes or more alternative versions of these songs, reworked into totally different tracks. The overall feeling is different, with freak-country sound, a psychedelic hybrid of blues and garage noise and stoner rock. The inspiration for the first disc were mainly Zdenek Liska and Ennio Morriconne, for the second disc particularly Captain Beefheart, delta blues and African music... "Didaktik National Legendary Rock" is a labyrinth of sounds intended to make audience curious and inquisitive with a sense of extreme audio adventure. [label info]

B.I.S. -- "Bicephale" -- CD-R -- €10
2006 Ruralfaune, rur004, (ltd. 50)

B-Machina -- "Rotation Zwei" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Valgriind, VG 23
New album of Austrian project. Professional polygraphy in CD-envelope. Synthesis of acoustic guitar sound and noise background. [label info]

Bad Sector -- "Ampos" -- CD -- €13
1995/2012 Power And Steel, PAS17
After it's first limited CD release in 1995 this album became a much sought after item and finally the re-release of BAD SECTOR's classical first full time record sees the light of the day now. With AMPOS Massimo Magrini set a standard in deeply emotional dark ambient noise and many of his following releases went in that vein of evocative intensity and monolithic sound. In addition to the remastered eleven tracks of the original version this issue includes two bonustracks recorded with the same set-up from 1995 that closes the circle of this timeless masterpiece. Cardboard sleeve. [label info]

Bad Sector -- "Cephus" -- CD -- €12
2015 Bad Sector, BS 01-2015
In this release M. Magrini left aside his more experimental vein creating a series of retro-modernist tunes using his usual tools joined with a little bit of acoustic drums and electric guitar. A set of surprisingly rhythmic and organic songs, supplemented with minimal and conceptual "lyrics". Made by mixing digital structures and analog warmth, this album is another weird planet in the (pretty large) universe of Bad Sector. [label info]
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Bad Sector -- "Dolmen Factory" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-21, (ltd. 500)
Reprint of the classic Bad Sector release. Harmonic, noisy, emotional electronic tracks set the trademark sound of the one-man project from Tuscany. It includes an unreleased track. [label info]
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Bad Sector -- "The Harrow" -- CD -- €10
2007 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 015 CD, (ltd. 750)
Re-edition of long sold out (and damn great!) album with a bonus track.

Bad Sector -- "Plasma" -- CD -- €12
1998 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 011, 2nd edition
If "Ampos" is the "plastic" masterpiece by Bad Sector this is the "surgerical" masterpice by the Italian industrial master! great conceptual work! sound sources: Magnetosphere, Vostok + Salyut + Soyuz original recordings, Pulsar, High Voltage, Neon... all this sounds are building a unique powerful & pulsing sound sculpture, a great mind experience! The cover presents a series of interesting "electricity / energy" photos! Second print with a new full color re-worked cover! [press-release]

Bad Sector -- "Storage Disk 1" -- CD -- €13
2007 Waystyx Records, WR30, (ltd. 500)
First part of 2CD project revealing interest of Massimo Magrini in history of Soviet computer technics and presenting ten years of Bad Sector creative activity. It includes as remastered released compilation and bonus tracks as never before released material. Contains compositions from "Survival Tool" 3"CDR (Cohort Records), "Polonoid" concert edition CDR (Bastet Records) and "BadBox" edition boxset (Tantric Harmonies), "Toroidal Body" 7"+ mCDR (Pre Feed/Eibon Records), "Dolmen" 7" (Drone Records), "Manifesto Industriale Italiano" (Old Europa Cafe) tape box set. [label info]
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Bad Sector -- "Storage Disk 3" -- CD -- €12
2016 Bad Sector, BS 02-2016, (ltd. 500)
The third chapter of the Storage Disk anthology of rare and unreleased tracks. This is a sort of new album because it includes five official songs never released on Bad Sector's albums but only on VVAA compilations (from 2004 to 2011), two tracks from rare singles (2000 and 2001), one web release only (2008) plus four totally unreleased tracks (2003, 2014 and 2x2015). Whilst Storage Disk 1 and 2's graphics dealt with the history of Russian computer technology, this 6 panel digipack CD focuses on the computer history in Italy and in particular in Pisa. Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies. [label info]
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Bad Sector -- "Transponder" -- CD -- €10
1999/2011 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-12
Science experiment as pagan ritual... Who needs representation for Bad Sector? Certainly almost no one. Since 95 year, each new album of this project it's event which is awaited by every second listener of industrial music. And now - long-awaited, CD the version, one of the most interesting albums of Italian master Massimo Magrini! First time Transponder was released as CD-r on Blade Records in 99, now the album is again accessible, in a new format and with additional, exclusive compositions of that period - "Yst" and "Waal"! More than 60 minutes dark, deep, meditative, structured noise-ambient, in the best traditions of Dolmen Factory and Ampos... [press-release]

Badrutt, Gaudenz / Ilia Belorukov / Jonas Kocher -- "Rotonda" -- CD -- €9
2015 Intonema, int016, (ltd. 200)
In September 2014 Intonema co-organized the Russian tour of Gaudenz Badrutt, Ilia Belorukov and Jonas Kocher. They played in Moscow, Yaroslalv, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg. They recorded the material of this album in Intonema's hometown, St. Petersburg, which extends the series of releases recorded in rotunda of the Mayakovsky Library. Acute attention to silences and extremely careful work with sound comes from the "fourth" collaborator, the space of the rotunda and its specific acoustics. [label info]
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Baghiri, Amir -- "Bluebox Collection" -- 4 CD -- €23
2000 Arya, Y10, (ltd. 600)
Incredible! Over 280 minutes of new and often magnificent sounds from Amir Baghiri. This limited edition box set contains 4 brand new albums: CITY - LIVE - NIGHT - SLEEP. The music is more rhythmic on the album CITY with industrial noises, and slower ambient on SLEEP, from movement and chaos of a city to deep meditation. Amir (also with the help of many friends) is quite adept at shifting gears for each disc, and shows all his power in creating magic atmospheres that lead you on an unforgettable trip. The 4 CDs are packaged in a clear big jewel box with a 16-page booklet including full notes and photos. [Backroads Music]

Baghiri, Amir -- "Exosphere" -- CD -- €10
2005 Bluebox, BB001
A mixture of masterful, spooky alien soundscapes and fluid textures by one of ambient music premier electro-tribal sound designers. "Exophere" offers ten tracks making up 68 minutes of music continuing the fine tradition of space & tribal ambient which Baghiri is known for. The album starts off quiet but after a few minutes a slow and later on accelerating and prominent sequence shows up which is reminiscent of the extended track "In the Heat of Venus" on Steve Roach's album "Western Spaces". [label info]
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Baghiri, Amir -- "Orbital Repose" -- CD-R -- €8
2006 Bluebox, BB002
"Did you ever wake up from a dream and wondered: where was that, who were those people? I often see these places and people when i fall into sleep while composing and performing music. Orbital repose is an attempt to "translate" the emotions and complex dimensions i experience during these dreams, into music. With the release of Orbital repose I hope to share my dreams with you... " [Amir Baghiri]
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Baghiri, Amir -- "Planet X" -- CD -- €10
2006 Bluebox, BB002
Inspired by the exotic astrophysical phenomena of the 10th planet. An in-depth ambient turmoil of 76 minutes, blending deep soundscapes with sequenced pieces (in Amir's words: "multidimensional ambient & groove creation") and environmental sounds. A certain touch of Steve Roach's music still can't be missed, but again Amir shows he's has found his way in the genre by exploring his own musical pathways over the years. In a way it's a pleasant dream flight with some more active passages, but in no way background music. This highly atmospheric and well produced recording certainly deserves both thumbs up. [label info]
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Baghiri, Amir -- "Prayers for the Earth" -- CD-R -- €10
2013 Attenuation Circuit, ACLE 1001, (ltd. 120)
Amir Baghiri is among the most prolific composers of ambient music. His work, both solo and in collaborations, encompasses diverse varieties of music for immersive listening (abstract, noise, minimal experimental, dark, tribal, etc). This new album, completely without beats yet slowly pulsating like breath or the waves of the sea, evokes both the geological slowness of tectonic shifts and cosmic travel: music that makes the listener take time to create their own imaginary spaces. Born in Iran and now based in Germany, musician and painter Amir Baghiri has been composing music since 1980. During his time at school and university Amir was the founder and keyboard player of a band called Red Fly, later he played keyboards and percussion in the award-winning free jazz band The Pygmies. This band performed at several well known places and festivals across Asia. Amir also composes for many different media, with his work including orchestral soundtracks and sonic transformations for feature films, commercials, and documentaries. [press-release]

Baghiri, Amir & Wee Bandits -- "A Brief History of Light" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Bluebox, BB0706
On "A Brief History Of Light" Amir Baghiri and guests mix mesmerizing floating textural electronica and high tech chill-out/down tempo music. The cd kicks off with the dynamic "Falling Star", which featured quite a heavy dance beat, before we move into the great sequencing and soundscapes of the engaging "Cosmic Axis". More floating textures follow in the very nice tracks "Ghosts of the Dark Wood" and "Between Shadows and Fog", which beautifully realm in sort-of Steve Roach territory. The ten minute "Origins of Light" is another atmospheric outing with mesmerizing, deep sound worlds, fx's, vocal samples and a slow sequence, in which more trance rhythms pop in halfway. "Asphalt Wolf" is next, a four minute trance dance track with lots of fx's, moving into "Princes of Light", which has some vocals. The realm in this and the following tracks is overall chill-out. It's difficult to describe the music on this album, so you best check out the sound clips. [press-release]
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Baker, Aidan -- "Book Of Nods" -- CD -- €13
2008 Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt163 / negro 40, (ltd. 500)
A new landscape is painted out of darkness by progressive strokes of the dawn. The finished piece is neither night nor day, but the transformation itself. Aidan Baker's (Nadja) "Book Of Nods" crests experimental peaks in similarly paced sonic transmigrations. His lustrous chimera blooms open in shifting onion layers built out of slow-moaning guitar, flute, organ and drums. The resonant frequencies of quietly crashing nodes vibrate the ozone with a sub-textural beating of multi-pianic feathers. Baker's prior metallic inclinations lend in heaviness, adding a certain stylistic thud to Terry Riley-like territories, and colouring portions almost as if they were middle passages in some sprawling prog excursion. A soft eruption of synchronous sweet airs. [press-release]
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Baker, Aidan -- "Ecliptic Plane" -- CD -- €9
2015 Dronarivm, DR-35, 2nd edition
The phrase ‘ecliptic plane‘ refers to the Sun’s apparent path or orbit around the Earth, as seen from a terrestrial perspective. As such, the music contained on the album Ecliptic Plane explores orbits and perspective, with multi-layered guitar loops slowly evolving and gradually changing through the course of their repetition. All sounds are produced by electric guitar, all recorded live to 2-track. [label info] Second edition in jewel-case.
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Baker, Aidan -- "Element" -- CD -- €10
2000/2015 Teta-Morphosis, TM03, (ltd. 500)
A collection of the early works by the Canadian musician. All compositions were recorded in late 90-ies. This is a kind of journal documenting the search for "oneself", one's own style of sound. In fact "Element" sounds a bit more abstract then many late Aidan's albums. And although this album has something from the industrial drones of Troum, Baker still continues the traditions of European drone, upgrading them with his own sound and instrumental skills. On his very firsl album one can see how good is Aidan in creating the atmosphere. Endless spaces-oceans of ambient wash throgh our ears. Guitar loops melt into the song of water running underneath a bridge. Aidan Baker is a really acclaimed drone musician, and "Element" shows us the great debut work representing the style which Aidan has been developing and refining during the long years of his career. [press-release]

Baker, Aidan -- "Lost in the Rat Maze" -- CD -- €11
2011 ConSouling Sounds, SOUL0011, (ltd. 800)
Aidan Baker needs no introduction: this prolific Canadian classically trained multi-instrumentalist has generously contributed to the doom/drone/ambient genre. Nadja, Arc and Whisper Room are just a few of his manifestations. As a solo artist he also composed quite an impressive backcatalogue. Consouling Sounds is proud to add another release to that list, as we're quite confident this one will stand out in this discography. With Lost in the Rat Maze Aidan Baker produces an unconventional album - even to Baker-standards. Having been known for his extensive ambient soundscapes, Baker chose a different approach to his sound weaving - albeit true to the "Bakersound". In stead of a densely layered and broad sound palette, Baker has almost embraced a "postrockish" method of composing. More compact, pointed and clear progressions can be discovered, together with a diverse array of instruments, sounds and techniques. Expect the classic Aidan Baker elements: captivating, fascinating and repetitive mesmerizing sounds - but with a different twist to it. [press-release]

Bakker, Anne Chris -- "Reminiscences" -- CD -- €10
2014 Dronarivm, DR-20, (ltd. 200)
"Reminiscences existed with no detailed plan. It is more the result of spontanious playing and recording over a period of 5 months using guitar, pedals and and a violin bow. During playing lots of images came up in mind, quite simular to the half sleep state of mind where images and situations flow and bind in an unstructured way. While playing and listening to the material it opened up a map of lost memories. This is how I recollect. Reminiscences" (Anne Chris Bakker). Anne Chris Bakker is an musician from the Netherlands who creates music somewhere between electro accoustic, experimental, ambient and minimal music. "Reminiscences" is an artist's first full lenght solo album. [label info]
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Band Of Pain -- "Sacred Flesh (Original Movie Soundtrack)" -- CD -- €9
2000/2010 Cold Spring, CSR33CD, (ltd. 666)
On Friday 14th April 2000, the film SACRED FLESH finally premiered at the ABC Piccadilly cinema for a two week stint, before being shown at cinemas across the country. It was delayed for a while as the BBFC decided on whether to grant a certificate for screening, or to ban it altogether! Finally, with a few edits they gave it an 18 certificate. The soundtrack was written by BAND OF PAIN, creating a very dark, brooding atmosphere to compliment Nigel Wingroves' film. Originally with a 16-page booklet depicting explicit scenes from the film (generallt cute lesbian conventuals), pressure from the distributors forced the artwork into a revised 4-page version. SACRED FLESH is dark journey into realms of mental anguish and repression; a very Black Ambient soundtrack. At last, BAND OF PAIN is working in the medium to which its most suited. An incredible new album with massive demand from both film and music distributors alike. 10 year anniversary edition of 666 copies! [label info]

Barabino, Federico / Cat'n'Bone -- "Collaboration" -- CD-R -- €4
2009 self-released
Technogenic hi-fi noise ambient in vein of Aube, sometimes really loud. A collaboration between Russian and Argentinian artists. [YAOP]

Barbarossa Umtrunk -- "Wehrwolf Dharma" -- CD -- €27
2010 Ufa Muzak, UFA 33, (ltd. 200)
Military pop / Esoteric industrial. UFA presents a grandiose album by the French sound battalion BARBAROSSA UMTRUNK. This masterpiece is hard to file under a certain style, as they are so interwoven in music and can't be clearly defined. Ethnic elements, cimbals, shamanic singing, heavy drones, synth lines and lots of vocals blend together into an insane mix of apocalyptic, ritual and orchestral neoclassics. The album's concept is no less complex and sophisticated, it was inspired by the theories of Hans Horbiger and northern dark shamans cults. Spinning around the magic of seids and werewolf mysteries, the hidden plot of the songs tells us about the attempt to rewrite the history of Hyperborean race from the very beginning, from the fall of Thule legend. The ice-cold atmosphere of this album penetrates into the fundamental principle of a mystery, and the werewolf spirit sleeping in collective unconscious wakes up. BU ised in their work texts by J. Parvulescu, R. Howard, A. Rosenberg, M. Marmin (creator of "Greece" new right-wing group in France). The album contains tribute songs to Runes Order and Celtic Frost... Cold merciless ambience of a forest where secret is buried in soil itself, dark paths that protect and wreck, gibbous Moon singing silent songs... in darkness it starts the dreadful game of death, and the sound of broken bones and the wild howl of wolves become a new catastrophic believe. 10 tracks, 72 minutes, 200 copies, sturdy 4-panel sleeve with an insert. [press-release] First edition in cardboard sleeve.
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Bardini, Gregorio -- "Sentinelle del Mattino" -- CD -- €10
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 008, (ltd. 1000)
Hypnotic musical journey composed by the legend of Italian scene Gregorio Bardini. An artist who is on scene since early 80s, stood behind TAC and Kino Glaz, collaborated with Thelema and Tuxedo Moon, Tony Wakeford and Vidna Obmana, Alio Die and Steve Pikkolo, Thierry Lolif and Doubling Riders. "Sentinelle Del Mattino" dips you into the world of harmony, expressiveness and anguish melodies. Wide specter of musical instruments (piano, flutes, guitars, drums, zurna, kena, ciaramella, saxophone), unforgettable vocals, unique records of Mary de Rachewilts voice, reading her father Ezra Pound' Cantos and musical innovations of Stefan Rukavina (Bleiburg), Tiziano Popoli, Mauro Franceschi, Paolo Longo Vaschetto, Peter "Kompripiotr" Holzknecht, Martin "Mala" Langes, Stephan "Physh" Fischnaller, touches a heart up to its deepest depths. [press-release]
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Bardini, Gregorio & Gerstein -- "Arise Of A Bleeding Rose" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Front 025, (ltd. 1000)
Collaborative work of two legends of Italian industrial scene Gregorio Bardini and Gerstein featuring S. Rukavina (Bleiburg) and Paolo Longo Vaschetto. Gerstein (a.k.a. Maurizio Pustianaz) and Gregorio Bardini knew each other in the mid '80s. At that time Gerstein was moving his first steps composing his piano experimental suites, while Gregorio was active as keyboard and flute player with Thelema first and with Kino Glaz then. They missed their contact and during the last twenty years Maurizio experimented with musical styles and atmospheres (see his 1993 "Sucker" album for his intimate piano/guitar ballads as well as the CD released by Discordia in 1996 for his first steps into anxious electronic/guitar soundtracks composition, to name few) and Gregorio studied flute with Severino Gazzelloni, became a trained blow instruments concert artist and collaborated with Tuxedo Moon, T.A.C. and many others. Gregorio studied also Euro Asiatic and Indo European cultures/sounds and explored these themes producing different albums on the Arx Collana label. Their paths crossed again when Maurizio received the Gregorio Bardini first release for The Eastern Front label (titled "Sentinelle del Mattino") for a review on Chain D.L.K. (magazine that he founded with Marc Urselli in the mid '90s). Maurizio asked to Gregorio if he was interested into a collaboration and after his positive answer, he prepared ten electronic tracks that were aiming to create a timeless suspended in time effect where fears and hopes were battling like a clash of titans. Electronic sounds, piano, kettledrums and drum machine patterns have been used having in mind the Keith Emerson soundtrack to the "Inferno" movie as reference for the atmospheres he wanted to create. Gregorio added flutes, ocarina and performed spoken word and singing, Maurizio gave his voice only to the main track "Arise Of A Bleeding Rose", a song/anthem for the whole album which is focused on the regain of the original self... "Arise Of A Bleeding Rose" sounds like no other album of the genre and sees as guests Bleiburg and Paolo Longo Vaschetto whom also took care of the final mix. [press-release]
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Bardini, Gregorio & Thierry Jolif -- "Kantalon" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Folk 002, (ltd. 500)
Kantalon is an ancient Gaelic word, it refers, in this old Celtic tongue, to the "chant" but also to the lessons that the druids were teaching to their pupils. This name has been found engraved on a votive pillar, so we could see a symbolical link traced between the knowledge the druids were transmitting through the oral, and often singing, courses and the pillar rooted deeply in the soil and with his peak touching to the skies, sacred domain of the invisible. By the years has been transmitted in the old Celtic land of Brittany, many popular song in the Celtic local tongue. Of course those songs they had nothing to do (or so far) with the teachings of the ancient druids, but often they are also "lessons". Lessons about events of the past times, mainly sad events, stories of crimes, of battles, of losing ... Sometimes the exact subject of the story is not so easy to recognize, sometimes the words are quite obscure in their meaning but most of the times, with a little feeling of what really means symbolism, we are able to find the real and concrete spiritual meaning of the song. As the Kantalon is rooted into a particular soil so we are, and those songs are too, they belong to us because we belong to this particular ground and country even if we are living in a time far away from the time in which they were created. So we took those songs not "as they were", but as they could be now, with all the musical background we had inside of us. We had worked on this distance between their origin and us as a real musical matter. Our aim was not to try to do a kind of mix between medieval music and modern one but to express the spiritual reality and complexity of those lyrics and melodies into our own musical field as if those songs made a travel through time and had to pass through the filters of modern music (experimental, concrete, classical, free-jazz, industrial ... and so on) to reach our brains and our instruments. [press-release]

Bardoseneticcube -- "Ambiwax" -- CD -- €10
2013 ML, ML 0513, (ltd. 250)
New album from the acclaimed Russian master of surrealism and sonic psychedelia - Igor Potsukailo. Dense cocktail made of twisted and warped electronic passages, industrial rhythms, voice samples and all kinds of sounds not possible to identify... "Transparent bubbles of consciousness collapse and dissolve in scraps of conversation from a weird movie. There are no motives, just a brush dissecting the Moon" (from the author). The album is also available as a free web-release: http://sendem.ru/releases/40/ambiwax.html.

Bardoseneticcube -- "Biosphere" -- CD-R -- €8
2002 Ultra, UCD 14, (ltd. 150)
The final part of sheres trilogy - spacy raw ambient.

Bardoseneticcube -- "The Dark Mathematics" -- CD-R -- €8
2014 self-released, (ltd. 50)
The sight over the space of formula, nascent from the dark. The irresistible form of the Universe, manifested in numbers. The iconic project BARDOSENETICCUBE' new release comprises five tracks of the thrilling noise-ambient, created with use of the Soviet analog electronics, low-frequency Tesla generator, digital electronics, distorted field recordings and sound artefacts. Limited edition - 50 numbered CDR copies with exclusive hand-made wrapping. [from the author]
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Bardoseneticcube -- "Deadhead" -- CD -- €10
2006 Aquarellist, aquarel 03-05, (ltd. 500)
New album of Bardoseneticcube is the whole surrealistic musical performance which is impossible to squeeze into the boundaries of any genre. Six untitled pieces reveal the labyrynth of sonic cobwebs born in the depths of subconscious mind of Igor Potsukailo and his brothers in arms (several guest musicians took part in recording sessions - two guitarists, saxophonist, etc.). The basis for the most tracks is formed by the hybryd of orchestral-ethno-electronic rhythmics and it's layered over with melodic lines walking from composition to composition and completely unexpected samples hardly rationally coordinated with musical context. For sure, this time Igor's talent has beaten all the stylistical limitations - the album sounds very organic and energetic.
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Bardoseneticcube -- "Game Over" -- CD -- €12
2013 Deserted Factory
New CD from the legendary Russian project. The material was created back in 2009 and by now has been only available via torrent-service rutracker.org, and now finally sees the light of the day in physical format being slightly reworked for CD release. Minimalistic dark ambient slowly evolving into more spacious soundscapes and picturesque surrealistic forms richly spiced by hypnotic loops and speech samples.

Bardoseneticcube -- "Illness Of Green Colour" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 ML, ML 0208, (ltd. 93)
"Illness Of Green Colour" is not a new album of BSC, this is a reissue of one-track half-hour-long album "Disease", released in 1999 by Black Dead Rabbit Production as a limited edition of 50 copies. This track is followed by a 20-min. long bonus-composition, taken from the album "Blood Of Green Colour" (2005 Blade Records, ltd. 150), which by the author's opinion thematically fits the material of "Disease".

Bardoseneticcube -- "Noosphere" -- CD -- €9
2008 Monochrome Vision, mv24
New album by russian project Bardoseneticcube dealing with theory of russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky about collective consciousness, emerging from the interaction of human minds. The continuos computer-generated music, minimally changing but reaching maximum concentration, comes as the one long track, designed for your mind challenge. "The universe is full of endless and omnipresent information fields, different in their energy/meaning potentials. Some of them are accessible for people who are using it extensively, others are intended only for machines that seem to be their source and destination at the same time. This soundpiece is pure improvisation by Igor Potsukailo (BARDOSENETICCUBE) and a Toshiba Satellite A-110 laptop (BARDOSENETICCUBE). The laptop is the leading performer here, created by unknown system error and playing the music of solar wind, derived from the information field that is not accessible to anyone else. Igor Potsukailo uses a kind of feedback circuit, adding the elements of human presence into this music and modifying the energy/information balance in that powerful field near our planet Earth called Noosphere... The laptop was stolen shortly after the recording session, so this particular album represents its only appearance in the project BARDOSENETICCUBE." [press-release]
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Bardoseneticcube -- "Telloram" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT08, (ltd. 156)
New album from the most blazing Russian ambient project. Dehumanized technogenic desolate space noise-ambient with high concentration of radionoise. Your ticket beyond the bounds of galaxy. 156 copies in handmade package from polypheme. [press-release]

Bardoseneticcube -- "XXX" -- CD -- €10
2006 Aquarellist, aquarel 02-05, (ltd. 509)
New Bardoseneticcube album is inspired by life and works of Nika Turbina - a poetess who started to write grown-up tragic poems when she was only 4 years old. "This is not me writing, this is God leading my hand", - the small girl used to say. First Nika's book of poems came out when she was only 9, and was later translated in 12 languages. After living pathologically strange life, receiving the most prestigious poetic prize "Golden Lion", and being held in mental hospital, at the age of 27 Nika tragically died falling down from the 5th floor window. The musical dedication of Bardoseneticcube is presented in 12 untitled tracks filled with surrealistic feelings and some childish morbidity. Obscure loops and industrial soundscapes are buried under a pile of rhyme wreckage, melody fragments and almost chaotic manifold of strange sounds.

Bardoseneticcube / Philippe Blanchard -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Ultra, UCD24, (ltd. 150)
Recording of jam-session of Philippe Blanchard (Lt. Caramel) and Bardoseneticcube, St. Petersburg, spring 2006.

Bardoseneticcube / Lieutenant Caramel -- "Silence Submarine" -- CD -- €9
2011 Studio Forum
"Silence Submarine" is the first collaborative work by St. Petersburg based project Bardoseneticcube and French musician Philippe Blanchard also known as Lieutenant Caramel. Some time ago I've invited him to perform live in Russia for the first time at the mini-festival in Moscow, but Philippe has also played in St. Petersburg where he made friends with Igor from Bardoseneticcube. After that they kept comminucating remotely and after some time recorded a collaboration work which has remained unreleased all this time, until at last Studio Forum label has released it in March 2011. All tracks are built traditionally: one musician gives the basic material, another finalizes it. The connoseurs of works of both projects will easily recognize the origin of most tracks, and this process is a fascinating thing indeed. [Monochrome Vision]

Bardoseneticcube & Igor V. Petrov -- "The Perpetuum Mobile Space Vehicle" -- CD -- €10
2006 Mechanoise Labs, [mn029], (ltd. 500)
Collaborative material from Bardoseneticcube's recording sessions with St. Petersburg-based saxophonist Igor V. Petrov. Definitely one of Bardoseneticcube's most singular and musical works, with a mixture of irradiated electronics, hazy lunar jazz, sedated drones and urban soundscapes. Artwork by STPo. [press release]
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Bardoseneticcube & Vresnit & Kshatriy -- "Creation" -- CD -- €10
2011 Vetvei, V20, (ltd. 580)
A new CD release is presented on the Vetvei label. It is a split of three already well-known projects: Bardoseneticcube (St.-Petersburg), Vresnit (Yaroslavl) e Kshatriy (Vsevolozhsk). Being active and variously cooperating in studios and at concerts, the authors have got a vision of joint release: this split is inspired by a condition of direct experience, transformation, sensation of a new life arrival, display and realization of nature, creativity comprehension as a natural form of being. Some tracks from each project are presented on the disk as a seven acts of creation. BARDOSENETICCUBE: Igor Potsukajlo together with Alla Ryzhenkovoj (traditional Russian vocal) and Edward Dragunov (overtone singing) have presented light Ambient with colorific electronic patterns. Songs "Za verhom" and "Golymba", opening this disk, brightly show a female, mother nature. Further the space reveals as an active man nature. VRESNIT: As a initiator of the release concept, Ilchuk Sergey has presented multilayered psychedelic Drone Ambient with a plentiful use of the field and found records, guitar and cassete drones, analog electronics. "Time is Art "," Anahata "," Creation "... two of this tracks are written down together with a spiritually close project Kshatriy. Becoming even more professional mastering engineer with each his work, Sergey Uak-Kib (KSHATRIY) in the traditional key has presented two powerful space Drone Ambient tracks, " Well of Soul " and " Intention ", showing in music an author's experience of beauty, harmony and a resonance. A unification of the interweaving beginnings in the solemn act of the world creation. A new act of the initiating resonance and contemplation of the universal art and boundless self-similarity with open hearts. Mastering - Kshatriy. Design presented by six-panel full-colored envelope and card Vresnit & Vevei Art. [press-release]
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Bardoseneticcube / Zaubertote -- "Strachilka" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 Extremal Psychonauts, ExPsy 010, (ltd. 96)
Musical & noise pieces dedicated to child frights, fears, "bugaboos and baddies", hiding themselves in wardrobes and under the bed. Came to life from the subconsciousness, not more than distorted thoughts, karmic cockroaches, flying away through a window leaf... These compositions were recorded five years ago for an unreleased compilation of the same title, they overlaid their time and now come to the world... Handmade package. [press-release]

Baron, Marc / Bertrand Denzler / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Stephane Rives -- "Palladium" -- CD -- €9
2007 Potlatch, P107
Free improvisation, sax quartet (the tenor of Bertrand Denzler, the soprano of Stephane Rives and the altos of Marc Baron and Jean-Luc Guionnet).

Barracker -- "Calmness" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Necrophone, C, (ltd. 12)
Mid-frequency harsh noise turning into collage noise in vein of Veprisuicida, and then into shimmering industrial drone ambient. Handmade cardboard cover with stickers. [YAOP]

Barrikad -- "We Make Nihilists Smile Again" -- CD -- €10
2011 Phage Tapes, PT:152, (ltd. 500)
The three tracks on this CD are each a collab between Barrikad and Kriminaaliset Metsanhaltijat, Fear Konstruktor or Government Alpha. Starting off this disc is a 19 min track with Kriminaaliset Metsanhaltijat where the collab conjures up an dark ambient styled track with ominouse soundscapes, sparse vocals, the clang of metal objects. The second track Barrikad and Fear Konstruktor produce a synth warble with strange vocals. The final track is a straight up harsh noise blast between Barrikad and Government Alpha similar to the 3" released by L.White. Edition of 500 copies with 8 page booklet. [press-release]

Bashin (Bardoseneticcube + Shinkiro) -- "Four Noble Truths" -- CD -- €12
2011 Athanor, ATNR 039, (ltd. 333)
Something new has risen from the depths of Athanor's magickal furnace! " Bashin " is a brand new collaborative side project by SHINKIRO from Japan, known from his two dark ambient releases on Athanor, and prolific BARDOSENETICCUBE from Russia. Bashin consists of four long tracks of dark ambiences using drones, bells and various unusual sound sources as main textures, all based on a concept inspired by the buddhist concept of the Four Noble Truths, during which Buddha received his enlightenment. Presented in 5 covers/cards on textured paper, limited to strictly 333 copies, with the CD coming inside a black envelope. This release is part of Athanor's eco-releases - a concept to prevent from using plastic for smaller, limited CD series. [label info]

Bashnya Ledyanyh Voronov -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Valgriind, VG 13, (ltd. 50)
The new release of the young Russian label Valgriind is a debut recording of a project with an epic title Bashnya Ledyanyh Voronov ("Icy Ravens Tower" in Russian). Three tracks recorded live apparently on a dictaphone. The 1st track "Gates to the crystal vast" contains slow mouth harp playing accompanied by female voice, singing a wordless song. A feeling of something winter-Slavonic... The 2nd track "Rising up the snow-clad steps towards the non-existence" really contains the recording of steps, wind, something crackles, knocks during almost 6 minutes. The 3rd track "Emptiness of icy silence" - again long monotonous mouth harp piece. Minimalism. Packed in a slim-box with attached foil rune.

Bastard Noise / Government Alpha -- "Resurrection" -- CD -- €10
2006 Thumbprint Press
Government Alpha & The Bastard Noise celebrate forms of partial and total rebirth of body and spirit. YOSHIDA (Government Alpha, Tokyo), NELSON & WOOD (The Bastard Noise, Los Angeles) "resurrected" past foundational ideas of flesh, bone, metal, electronics and workshops with cuts composed at Xerxes studio Tokyo and John Muir studio San Pedro; G.A. attacks relentlessly with true precision and purpose while B.N. loom slow and ominous as purple-black storm clouds and distant thunder on a darkening horizon. Astonishing illustrations by YOSHIDA reproduced on custom inked triple fold synthetic paper package printed by the Thumbprint Press, as well as 2 color commemorative sticker; All parts enclosed in a heavy gauge / archival vinyl "hydraulic" poly sleeve. Best thing since the plastic grass and chocolate bunnies! [press-release]

Bastards Of Love -- "Summer Destination" -- CD EP -- €7
2006 Deja Vu Music, Dejavu 001
With the "Summer Destination" EP the electro-wave project Bastards Of Love finally makes their debut on CD. After several vinyl releases to his credit Tobi Margaux arrives with brand new songs in advance of the forthcoming album "Decadance Royale". "Summer Destination" holds 7 tracks of edgy electronic pop that spans a whole spectrum from harsher beats to emotional upbeat dance tracks. As if that wasn't exciting enough, the EP also features guest vocals by the renowned PSYCHE singer Darrin Huss as well as BPITCH CONTROL recording artist Nora Below. Here are some serious artist collaborations to enjoy combining innovative club beats and dramatic vocals that refer to classic synthesizer Pop of the early 80's while remaining current with the vibe of now. The combination of Bastards Of Love and Psyche on the remake of SOFT CELL's dark classic "Martin" is pure maniacal majesty! Finally after the vinyl output on We Rock Like Crazy and Electronic Corporation, Bastards Of Love has begun blasting their analogue masterpieces direct to digital, and with this EP and following album are certain to appeal to new fans around the world. This is REBEL-ELECTROPOP! [press-release]
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Batchas -- "Explorations 85-95" -- CD -- €9
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv14), (ltd. 500)
Robert Masse is the man behind Batchas, Freq63, Mydaus, Trebor Semas, Microscope and side-projects like Myiase and Mental Showdowns. He was born in 1963 in Nice (France) and got interested in unconventional musical arrangements since his very childhood: started from the household electrical appliances exploration and self-made mind-blowing gear in combination with cheap processing/recording equipment, he got first real art studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille (1981). Influenced by industrial and avant-garde music, but also in things like mail art, tape network, limited vinyl editions and hand-made covers, he created Scrotum Production label in 1985, based in Paris and mostly intended for his own productions as Batchas, ranging from electroacoustics to industrial music. All releases were limited edition tapes with handmade packaging. After a couple of years living in Berlin, Robert moved to Zurich, where he released his first CD called "Tahafut-Ul-Tahafut" (1993), mysterious tapestry of piano sounds gently treated with atmospheric effects, voices, samples etc. The live performance with guests musicians from Zurich at the Musiques Ultimes Festival in Nevers (France) indicated the beginning of a long collaboration with the french Noise Museum label, which starts with the publication of Batchas "Live in Nevers" LP and "Mydese" CD. Since 1998, excepting a couple of performances as Myiase with his old mate Roger Rotor and a very few collaborations with other musicians in Zurich, Batchas stopped all his musical activities. Today, he is working as a Flash developer. "explorations 85-95" is the last Batchas studio release. It contains tracks from an old unreleased album as well as totally re-worked and remastered material recorded between 1985 and 1995. This is another masterpiece of minimal analogue synth-sound alchemy, a journey through Batchas acoustic world allocated in the deep space between two acoustic radiators of stereosystem. [press release]
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Bates, Martyn -- "Mystery Seas (Letters Written #2)" -- CD -- €14
2005 Shayo, Shayo 006
MARTYN BATES started sending his LETTERS WRITTEN in 1982, when he released his first solo work - the highly personal character of which demanded a songform made of the most basics ( keyboards + voice). And while this work went obscured by the magnificence EYELESS IN GAZA radiated constantly, (disbanded 1986 - reformed 1993)..., a second batch of LETTERS WRITTEN, appeared after reunion. Slowly evolved themes, haunted droning keyboards, autumn/winter romantic atmospheres and Martyn`s dominating vocals (in great shape) rule again, but this time sound is a bit less monotonous, the folk scent is stronger, arrangement includes some percussion, winds and.... it is the discreet (nearly illusional) presence of PETER BECKER (co-production, percussion, vocal harmonies) that makes, behind shadows, these seas nearly as mysterious and seductive as some of the best EYELESS IN GAZA works. [label info]

Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit -- "La Vie Dans Les Bois" -- CD -- €8
2012 Herbal International, 1201
Free Improvisation / Field Recording. "La Vie Dans Les Bois is a document of a musical performance recorded in the open air near a castle in France. The players were Pascal Bathus and Emmanuel Petit with their electric guitars, Lionel Marchetti credited with "electricity", and Yôko Higashi who performed a butoh dance during their music performance. La Vie Dans Les Bois is a compellingly mysterious piece of delicate interplay where for 50% of the time the guitars are barely recognisable as such, and all the performers only make an utterance when the occasion demands it... The recording also blends nicely with the distant sound of birdsong in the air... You may not be able to "hear" the sound of the dancer participating on the record, but Higashi's work is still perceptible somehow, as it were appearing in the interstices of the music, shaping its contours. The creators clearly felt moved enough to include a landscape painting by Dominique Lechec as part of the package, and a few lines from a poem. [Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector]
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Batty, James -- "Sanctuary (Overtones and Deviations)" -- CD -- €8
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 041, (ltd. 300)
“Sanctuary (Overtones and Deviations)”, the debut album of London-based composer James Batty, is a project where he let his ideas “roam free, without the constraints of a particular sound or genre”. Some tracks masterfully combine otherworldly ambient electronics with ephemeral snippets of re-tuned piano; other are perfectly-crafted solo piano compositions that exploit harmonic resonances to evoke different moods. The music was inspired by painting, sculpture and film by artists Jo Baer, Henry Moore and Michael Haneke. Jewel case, limited edition: 300 copies. [label info]

Becuzzi, Gianluca -- "(B)Haunted" -- CD -- €10
2014 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1362
Following his collaborations with Fabio Orsi and Luigi Turra published in 2012-2013, it's time for another Gianluca Becuzzi solo album on Silentes. This electronic / electro-acoustic composer and sound-artist boast an enviable curriculum: active since the first half of the '80s as founder of the historic Darkwave / Industrial project Limbo, since 1999 his artistic production is characterized by a strong experimental imprint and by a clear tendency toward abstract aesthetic forms and micro/macro noises/sounds. Among his other recent artistic production - in addition to what he has published under his own name - we should at least remember his projects Kinetix, Noise Trade Company and Grey History, and his many collaborations in duo with the already mentioned Fabio Orsi. "(B)Haunted" collects materials recorded in 2010-2011 that were previously released on cassette/CD-R in two extremely limited editions, entitled "Haunted" and "B", respectively by Cerebro Morto in Portugal and Silentes Tapestry in Italy. Although composed for two different projects, the eight numbers on the album show some cohesiveness as the listener is treated with a tracklist that cleverly interchanges the tracks from both of them instead than offering the two complete works separately. Most of the music on "(B)Haunted" has an Industrial feel and seems to originate from live sessions that were enriched with electronic sounds and treatments at a later date. During the listening we confront ourselves with various sounds of a metallic nature and indistinct percussions, found sounds and gear, mechanisms and bells, scraped material and drones. Everything contributes to the creation of a soundscape that is always fascinating and arouse a lot of curiosity and attention on the evolution and direction that the music will take. Coming in a beautiful black'n'white artwork that aptly describes the industriousness of the author and the continuous musical metamorphosis herein contained, this is a very interesting album that will please fans of the old Industrial school and those devoted to sound-art and experimentation. [press-release]

Becuzzi, Gianluca -- "Nothing Is What It Seems" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1152
Almost 70 minutes of music, nine pieces of a sonic mosaic full of ideas and inventions… More structured compositions places side by side with more abstract numbers, built with a wide range of sounds, extremely variegated both in timbre and origin. Elaborated electronic treatments applied to sounds and noises of a concrete nature, field-recordings, drones, electronic hisses, shaked metals, cracklings, human and animal guttural cries, synthetic pads, ethereal and undecipherable voices, mechanical loops, noises from the everyday life… An incredibile and unpredictable sound universe without borders and without time... [press-release]
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Becuzzi, Gianluca -- "Trax To Trax" -- 2 CD -- €10
2012 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1256
Here comes Gianluca Becuzzi’s fourth release on Silentes. This electronic / electro-acoustic composer and sound-artist boast an enviable curriculum: active since the first half of the ‘80s as founder of the historic Darkwave / Industrial project Limbo, since 1999 his artistic production is characterized by a strong experimental imprint and by a clear tendency toward abstract aesthetic forms and micro/macro noises/sounds. Among his recent artistic production - in addition to what he has published under his own name - we should at least mention his projects Kinetix, Noise Trade Company and Grey History, and his many collaborations in duo with Fabio Orsi. "Trax To Trax" is a double CD that collects tracks recorded between 2006 and 2011, most of them have already appeared on compilations or on limited edition CD-Rs. Among the musicians who have collaborated on some of these tracks, we’d like to mention Simon Balestrazzi (T.A.C.), Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), Fabio Orsi and Pietro Riparbelli/K11. Surrounded by dark presences we enter this listening experience enjoying Gothic scenarios covered with electronics and noise, pressing and suggestively evocative, in a relentless series of images and sensations, in the emotional crescendo of a close confrontation with our inner world. [press-release]
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Becuzzi, Gianluca plays Limbo -- "Unholy Rituals I - III" -- 2 CD -- €12
2015 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1563
LIMBO, famous dark wave project from 80's and 90's years ceased to exist from a long time. Gianluca Becuzzi, in the 30° years anniversary from the birth of the band, releases Plays Limbo (Unholy Rituals I-III) - a double cd that includes a fine work of (de)mix from the tracks of the original records of Limbo, but totally subverting the sounds... the result is an inspired isolationistic album that draws in the deep. We're in dark lands, where electronics create symphonies that pull the listener in his own abyss. A work without compromise. [label info]
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Becuzzi, Gianluca & Fabio Orsi -- "Dust Tears And Clouds" -- 2 CD -- €10
2013 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1359
Following the previous albums released, among others, by Last Visible Dog and Digitalis, "Dust Tears and Clouds" is the fifth full-lenght work born from the collaboration between Gianluca Becuzzi and Fabio Orsi. Becuzzi is an electronic / electroacoustic composer and sound artist active since the first half of the '80s. Founder of the historic Darkwave / Industrial project Limbo, since 1999 his artistic production is characterized by a strong experimental imprint and by a clear tendency toward abstract aesthetic forms and micro/macro noises/sounds. Among his recent artistic production - in addition to what he has published under his own name - we should at least mention his projects Kinetix, Noise Trade Company and Grey History. On the other side, Orsi sits among the most interesting names of the European electronic and experimental scene. Following his early output on A Silent Place and Smallvoices, his music works have been published by many other labels worldwide, including Porter Records, Boring Machines and, of course, Silentes. His talent has become an estabilished reality thanks to his abilities in finding a nice balance between experimentation and melody. "Dust Tears and Clouds" combines two CDs in a single release. The first disc, entitled "Dust Tears and Skinny Legs Poets", was recorded in 2007 and remained unreleased until now. It contains eight highly evocative tracks that feature American Folk samples recorded by Alan Lomax mixed with guitars and electronics. This work can be seen as the ideal follow-up to the acclaimed "Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines". The second disc collects the three long tracks previously released by Foxglove back in 2007 as a 3x3" MiniCD-Rs extremely limited edition, with the welcome addition of an unreleased fourth track. Here Becuzzi and Orsi offers two solo efforts and two collaborative numbers; the voices and samples that graced the first disc are absent and the musicians create denser experimental plots soaked with field recordings, synthesizers and effects. Overall, the two Italian artists showcase a broad range of solutions and, once again, they create a rich work whose repeated listening will reveal more and more details. [press-release]

Becuzzi, Gianluca & Fabio Orsi -- "Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines" -- CD -- €5
2006 A Silent Place, ASP12
Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines' is the brand new album released together by Fabio Orsi and Gianluca Becuzzi. This album will be certainly followed by other cooperations, considering the big friendly artistic sodality between them. Fabio e Gianluca are a strange duo, considering the big differences of their artistic back-ground. Fabio Orsi is a young and unexpected talent. After his first album, "Osci" (LP, SmallVoices 2005), produced by Gianluca Becuzzi, he got a lot of positive feedbacks, worldwide, by the most important international media, confirmed by his second official release "For Alan Lomax" (CD, A Silent Place 2006) splitted with cosmical Italian duo My Cat is an Alien. Gianluca Becuzzi is a very well known character of the Italian experimental scene since from the 80s, under many different alias. Recently known as Kinetix, Gianluca latest release is the very well appreciated "Memory Makes Noise" (CD, SmallVoices 2006) a great electroacoustic pearl. The unexpected uncounter between different forces, experiences and visions of this two artists is prefectly melted in this album: strong and tied, an imaginary place where folkway and research, past and present, distance and closeness, mud and clouds, ghosts and machines meets. Shreds of ballads, guitars and old keyboards floating on the vibrant surface of this faery river and disappear, towed off by drones and rumors, pouring between distant voices and centenary blues songs from the Alan Lomax archive. Raptur and sweet lostness: this is the main sensation. It could be listed as Avant-Folk, or Experimental-Blues, Ambient- Roots or contemporary aesthetics and aching nostalgia... [press-release]

Becuzzi, Gianluca & Fabio Orsi -- "Soundpostcards" -- CD -- €12
2008 Cold Current Productions, C.C.CD/007
Sound Postcards is a sound representation of determinated time-space, of its moods and atmospheres, it's a sort of soundpostcard in which the artists portray a familiar and hypothetical landscape. The listener is induced to ''identify'' the represented subjects through interpretative processes which directly compare sound suggestions with subjective/collective imagination. A semanthic game of mirrors reflecting forms in perpetual transition between auditive dimension and symbolic/mnemonic one. "Soundpostcards" is the first collaboration of this two artist, originally releasesd (2004) in two different mp3 work, now reissue for the first time in CD after a been REWORKED and added with an unreleased track. The Sounds is really inmost and peacefully melancholy. Lost and naked melodies (some times near to the feeling of the most dilatated post rock other time much more near to the aesthetics sounds of the avant folk music) on a soft background of field recordings and drones. [Soundohm]

Begottened -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2015 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-47 / Nostalgia Blackrain, cold ashes - 003, (ltd. 500)
Begottened is the inevitable, dark encounter of two dark Japanese minds - Chew of doom act CORRUPTED, and the harsh electronics lion Kohei The Fast of GUILTY CONNECTOR. The miking of a drum set, excessive sound equalisation in real time, the strange lowbeats of GUILTY C., the strong beats of Chew... The result ranges from minimal, experimental, musique concrete, to slow stripped-back dub-doom; at times (according to the label) 'reminiscent of the 70's Lee Perry sound'. Quite different to the normal output of these two artists. [Cold Spring]
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Beheat Gorum de Mentheurd / Obscura Mentis -- "Advanced Promo Tape I" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 NitroAtmosfericum Records, NRN-036, (ltd. 100)
Split of two projects by Riccardo Z. from Zr19.84. BGdM makes a mixture of heathen metal in vein of Graveland, ambient, psychedelic and progressive rock and medieval tunes. Contains a free interpretation of a Dimmu Borgir song. OM plays rhythmic space Berlin school electronics, somewhere between Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and Blastromen. Aside for it's own material, the project performed a cover on Burzum's "Tomhet". Very interesting and juicy record. Jewel-case. [YAOP]

Behrens, Marc -- "Animistic [for Donatella]" -- CD -- €10
2004 Aufabwegen, aatp14, (ltd. 500)
This CD contains two pieces, 'Animistic (for Donatella)' concentrating on mixing location recordings with 'played' objects to obtain a complex soundscape in three parts that is inspired by the idea of an animist understanding of nature. 'Decaying Study 3' on the other hand offers a dense and dynamic drone-like composition built from the generative transformations of two sound files. The cover features 7 full colour cards in a DVD box that show photographs by the artist, complete with liner notes and texts explaining the nature of the location recordings. Marc Behrens is an artist and designer working in several fields. He has conceived musical compositions, installations, performances, objects, videos, and design. Born in Darmstadt, Germany, M. Behrens is a citizen of Konungarikena Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV). His discography spans releases on such labels as Sirr, Trente Oiseaux, Hypnotism, Intransitive, Wachsender Prozess to name but a few. He has collaborated with Francisco Lopez, Paolo Raposo, John Duncan and others. [label info]

Belorukov, Ilia -- "Moscow, 2013 10 25 (live)" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Noplyn Records, npl_003
For this live, recorded in Moscow in 2013, the set consists of his usual partner, alto saxophone, and also objects and laptop. A powerful live. Raw textures balancing between silence and sound explosion. From heavy metal samples to soft howling saxophone, the "real-time" creative freedom becomes part of Ilia to offer the anarchic state of objects and sounds at dizzying heights. [label info]
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Belorukov, Ilia -- "Tomsk, 2012 04 20 (Live)" -- CD -- €9
2013 Intonema, int005 / Akt-Produkt, [akt-produkt 10], (ltd. 220)
Solo performance of Ilia Belorukov in Tomsk after the festival of different kinds of arts "Theses" (Kemerovo), 46 minutes 46 seconds by length, separated into 3 parts for convenience. Ilia plays alto sax using preparations and extended sound making techniques (breathing into the tube, knocking on the surfaces etc.), presenting the embodied "death" of the instrument to the grateful Siberian public. However this "death" becomes in some sense a prolongation of micromovements of a weird post-life... We've got here a rather minimalistic sound document: an investigation of indiscernibilties, extremities of sound field, a balancing on the edge of scarcely audible, a stay between shadows of sound and even shadows of shadows of sound close to its nonexistence. But this tendency for "nullity" and reduction turns also into a test of boundaries between, let's say, "music" and "non-music", probing their mangled edges, groping for gaps in the coordinate system of "contemporary music", for lacunas in the text it's made of. This groping movement turns out to be a random movement and at that particular moment it becomes a successful one (but that's how things go in improvised music basically). Meanwhile the traces of hard work appear here and there, this rupturing movement is methodically and well organized. However its organization, a real-time composition in its turn is also presented-at-hand and it does not prevail over sound matter, the structure itself becomes a part of something that resembles the structure. No plot, no story, there's just a trace of something familiar. Fascinating, meditative movement, a space. [Maxim Evstropov]
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Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart -- "Obwod" -- CD -- €9
2013 Copy For Your Records, CFYR012, (ltd. 200)
First collaboration album of Russian improv musicians Ilia Belorukov (playing prepared alto saxophone) and Kurt Liedwart (using laptop). "The general approach on "Obwod", the subtle, soft melding of enhanced alto with electronics, brings to mind the Cathnor release from Graham Halliwell and Tomas Korber of a few years back, though this one contains perhaps a smidgen more rudeness. The four tracks don't diverge all that far from one another, tackling slightly different timbres, always long, shifting tones, usually very attractive on their own in a sour fashion, quiet throughout. In essence, it's not anything we haven't encountered along the way at times, but it's extremely well handled, carefully considered and well worth hearing." [Just Outside]
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Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart -- "Vtoroi" -- CD -- €9
2013 Mikroton Recordings, mikroton cd 25, (ltd. 300)
The first Mikroton release featuring Russian musicians Ilia Belorukov, a saxophonist from Saint-Petersburg, and Kurt Liedwart, an electronic and computer musician from Moscow who also runs the label. It's their second longplaying work following Obwod which was released on Copy For Your Records. On the new CD the duo goes even further into the realm of unknown contriving to work with silence, space and chance with their traditional means like sinewaves and saxophone's long tones. Saxophone preparations went into the background now and Ilia focuses on working with the saxophone's surface using contact microphones which he feeds into a guitar mini-amp. At the same time Liedwart actively uses field recordings which he unexpectedly intertwines into the music texture. The duo offers its listeners to witness the investigation of saxophone's new possibilities and synthesizer capabilities of ppooll. Eventually the duo finds itself not only in the field of contemporary improvised music but it also employs the means of Wandelweiser composers and noise music. [press-release]
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Beyond Dawn -- "The Righteous Underground" -- 2 CD -- €10
2013 Duplicate Records, DUPLO 45 / Purple Soil, purplesoil 007, (ltd. 1000)
Goth Rock / Experimental. This release compiles a huge amount of unreleased Beyond Dawn material, spanning the Norwegians' entire illustrious career - from the "Pity Love" debut and up until and including their last album, "Frysh". Alternative versions / mixes, unreleased songs, demos, live tracks etc, comprising more than two hours of rare, or in most cases never before heard Beyond Dawn material. "There is so much material in the vaults, we could easily have made this a 3 or 4-CD package. But we decided to put only the very best on the physical CD, and compile an appendix of extra material free to download with every purchase". Beyond Dawn have released on great labels such as: Adipocere, Candlelight Records, Misanthropy Records, Eibon Record and Peaceville. Ltd x 1000 copies in a 6-panel digisleeve with postcard. [label info] First CD contains more traditional goth rock songs, second CD - more experimental trip-hop like material with lots of electronics.
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Bi Nostalgia -- "Clear And Not Clear" -- 2 CD -- €10
2012 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201212
Another due reissue of valuable New Wave materials “Made In Italy” that stretches around thirty-seven tracks contained on a double CD. Bi Nostalgia was the solo project of Luca Rigato, already part of the duo Endless Nostalgia. Composed and recorded between 1984 and 1987 (with the addition of one more recent unreleased track), all songs have been completely remastered from the original master tapes of "Anthems for Losers", "Dances of the Pessimism", "The Seeping Mouth”, “Cathedrals EP", "Art Is Not Much" and "Philokalia", all published on Bi Nostalgia’s own label The League of the Gloomers. These tracks introduce the listener to the author's innermost world – a convinced exponent of a “losers aesthetics” but also a skilled craftsman maker of detailed soundscapes of great density and abstraction – that confront himself with his reference points: ambient music in general and the European / American serialist composers. Touching new age fascinations, refined sonorities, epic atmospheres and elementary compositive structures. A finely crafted visionary pop music, enhanced by arrangements that give to the compositions a seductive sense of lightness and purity. [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Apokalypsis XXIII" -- CD -- €10
2011 Nitkie, patch six, (ltd. 500)
In August 2010, Maurizio Bianchi officially announced his retirement from musical scene. "Apokalypsis XXIII" is his last ever electronic music album, recorded in Summer of 2010. All the latest albums appeared after that are in fact re-issues of older works or the collaborations with other artists using his sound sources. Like other solo albums of Maurizio Bianchi, "Apokalypsis XXIII" has religious roots and consists of four long tracks, each of those divided into further sections titled after verses taken from "Book of Revelation", the most mysterious and most scary part of New Testament. Many artists found the inspiration around these themes, apocalyptical images were used by painters and sculptors during the crisis periods of mankind history: Middle Ages, Renascence, end of XIX century etc. Hopefully, this album will drive attention to the world around us, and especially if keeping in mind the most recent accidents and disasters, these days it becomes more actual than ever. Comes in golden foil embossed cover. [press-release]

Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Armaghedon" -- CD -- €10
1984/2012 Officina Fonografica Italiana, OFI001, (ltd. 300)
On a mission to bring again the best works of the Italian Industrial acts of the 80s and 90s to the light, Officina Fonografica Italiana offers its first release in the form of a CD reissue of the historic "Armaghedon" by Maurizio Bianchi. Originally released on vinyl in 1984 by the author, this album has longly been his last work before his return to music in the late 90s. Conceived as a soundtrack for a movie by Bianchi himself - unfortunately never finished and now lost - "Armaghedon" is a cornerstone of his discography, a mature and refined album that highlights the spontaneity and immediacy of its essential sonorities. Heading beyond the boundaries of mere conventionality, the disc consists of a long suite divided in two parts where Maurizio Bianchi combines many artistic influences in his compositional style, taking us on a fascinating and difficult path full of noise and experimentation. Presented in an elegant digipack featuring a new artwork based on the original cover pictures and fully approved by the author, "Armaghedon" is the first in a series of reissues dedicated to the undisputed master of Italian Noise. [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Celtichants" -- CD -- €13
2012 Alone At Last, AAL[3], (ltd. 500)
Lost and found all of a sudden, this album is the exploration made with the chanting voices of unknown nature. Choral fragments were decomposed and restructured, arranged with the effects and atmospheric shifts, creating the mysterious soundtrack to the otherworldly ceremony. These echoing voices are going directly from the lost memory or the daydreams, nobody can tell you where they are from, where they are calling you. Limited edition of 500 copies in special packaging - custom made of textured paper with black/silver print, assembled by hand. Comes with the set of 3 photos of miocenic basalts made by Siegmar Fricke in Maspalomas (Gran Canaria Island). [label info]

Bianchi, Maurizio (M.B.) -- "Menstruum Regles" -- CD -- €10
2008 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0716
Decomposition instead that composition. De-structured music that instead structured music. Not to complex and articulated technologies for recording, mixing of the parts and mastering; not to one sophisticated production and maniacal and defined participations correct in post-production... This the new "challenge" capacity to the extreme limit from Maurizio Bianchi, a new musical effort, "directed", "raw", immediate, absolutely uncompromising new, to outside of every law and from every pre-constituted rule... Fragments of music, short fragments of sonorous material of varied extraction, now short, now long, placed in sequence one behind the other, in a "dry" way, following absolutely unforeseeable times and dynamics. Continuous loops, raw unexpected cuts, noise alternated to musical parts, single sounds, drones, notes of piano, buzzes, soft pads, electric current workers... Two long traces, 75 minutes, a listening experience over any edge and reliable definition... This CD was released as part of a trilogy entitled "An Absurd Trilogy", the other titles being "The Self Portrait Of M.B." (sme 0715) and "Dead Colours" (sme 0717). [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Pharmelodies" -- CD -- €10
2012 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1254, (ltd. 300)
A colossal and epic post-ambient symphony in three movements, where echoes of string instruments, deep drones of indecipherable origin, layered synthetic waves, slowed-down and distorted dark sonic masses challenge time with a para-immobility in constant turmoil, in an unpredictable, progressive and sometimes cyclic combination of statuesque sonic forms whose physiognomy is often known and familiar, while at the same time elusive, disturbing, arcane and mysterious... Another highest and unmissable chapter in the immense, infinite sound material forged by the greatest and immortal alchemist of Italian non-musical experimental scene. A limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies in cartonsleeve. [press-release]
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Bianchi, Maurizio -- "The Plain Truth" -- CD -- €10
1983/2013 Officina Fonografica Italiana, OFI007
Presented in an elegant digipack featuring a new artwork based on the original cover pictures and fully approved by the author, "The Plain Truth" continues the series of reissues dedicated to the undisputed master of Italian Noise and Experimental Music. Officina Fonografica Italiana is particularly proud to introduce this title because it is one of the best entries in Maurizio Bianchi's ever-growing discography. Originally released in the U.K. as a 500 copies limited edition LP by Broken Flag in 1983, the album is a strong but very accessible work where Bianchi pays his homage to the German Cosmic Couriers of the Seventies. "Dedicated to all the redeemed people", "The Plain Truth" offers two long tracks of layered synthesized sounds treated with vintage effects that depart from his previous more aggressive works and is one of his earliest experiments in desolate and dark electronics. The title track is led by elaborate electronic textures that float above an intense soundscape, it has an absolute claustrophobic feeling, and is as creepy as mysterious. The rest of the album consists of more transcendent ghostly droning sequences with long and immersive synth lines. This "visceral" emotive music of the highest quality will appeal to fans of Tangerine Dream, Thomas Koner, Klaus Schulze, Lull, Cranioclast, etc. [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio -- "R.C.E." -- CD-R -- €10
2006 Simple Logic Records, simlog038, (ltd. 100)
"Exasperating sonata in three dissections for enharmonic pianoforte, industrial oscillations and digital emissions." Packaged in a hard cardboard sleeve, with disc envelope and inserts. Released in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies.

Bianchi, Maurizio / Appelbaum, Maor -- "Electrostatic Deflection" -- CD -- €10
2007 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0714
"Electrostatic Deflection" is a new industrial-music masterwork, created through collaboration with MAURIZIO BIANCHI, and Israeli musician MAOR APPELBAUM. It's represents Bianchi's more extreme direction... a sample of whats comming in the future from the historic Italian composer. Amazing impact, immense slabs of industrial sound in motion. Sweeping vistas of intense static energy, storm-fronts moving across the stereo field, an acoustic tidal wave approaching landfall, breathtaking deep and dark voyages through underground abysses... a massive and monumental work. Sounds of Sodom and Gomorra burning... don't look back! An apocalyptic prophecy of sound. Waves of sound that can penetrate the thickest steel-plate. Let it wash over you. At high volume, this cd becomes a very physical experience. [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio (M.B.) & Cria Cuervos -- "Azazel" -- CD -- €10
2009 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0928
Three long and “majestic” tracks where Maurizio Bianchi’s typical deep and reverberated sonorities, full of crepuscular melodies and subtle dissonances, get enriched by more electronic elements and fascinating elaborations, sophisticated manipulations and strong dynamic interventions operated by Cria Cuervos… Three touching compositions built on progressive “crescendos” and a raging of slow sonic stratifications that lead to real “explosions” of sounds, drones, pulsations, frequencies, vibrations… A new, magnificent and very successful collaborative experience. [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio + Saverio Evangelista -- "Micromal Sonorities" -- CD + A4 booklet -- €14
2007/2015 13, sps1508, (ltd. 250)
A collaboration between Maurizio Bianchi and Saverio Evangelista (Esplendor Geometrico). Originally published only in Japan in 2007 and deleted since long, it's now time for this long awaited re-release, which - along with the CD - features the photographic work "Micro" by Stefano Gentile, inspired by the album. [label info]

Bianchi, Maurizio & Fricke, Siegmar -- "Endokraniosis" -- CD-R -- €8
2006 TIBProd., TIBCD065
The first very clinical collaboration of Maurizio Bianchi and Siegmar Fricke entitled "Endokraniosis" was released in the beginning of 2006. Siegmar Fricke, qualifying his works nowadays as "Pharmakustik" - syncopated rhythmic compositions, artificial robotic voices, clinical ambiences, shares the same fascination for clinical sound-abstractions and electronic modulations as M.B., and did several collaborations with him. [Rotorelief]

Bianchi, Maurizio & Fricke, Siegmar -- "Stroma~Konkret" -- CD -- €9
2006 Monochrome Vision, (mv07), (ltd. 500)
Extra heavy fusion of industrial noise and musique concrete, this exclusive collaboration unites forces of two legendary musicians who were witnessed the roots of industrial music movement. It consists of three long tracks of mechanical aggression, clinical obsession and uncompromizing psychic attack. Dedicated to the memory of Pierre Schaeffer, this is the second part of ongoing series, started by Tibprod label CDR-release. An electroacoustic ploughing is macerating our reflective horizons: 'Stroma~Konkret' is its romantic name, but the spectroscopic effect is valiantly spiritual. The outcome of this rarefied and perturbed project is stirring with its germinative disarticulation and its contrasting caution... A plenty sense of paroxysm is troubling the conscientiousness while an expiatory framework instructs some stromatic predilections. It is a concrete soundness to reutilize the simplified trembling of human vicissitudes. May we triturate the scientific truths with a probative logic? 'Stroma~Konkret' extirpates the shrunk bitumen from our weathertight self-injury as the exiguous coenaesthesia mixes again a reformative naivety. (Maurizio Bianchi) These compositions "cellular-organelles" took place inside the spheroid surroundings of hydrophilic microfloras in the course of the radiometric age 2006. We, the concrete operators, continously analysed stromal loops by vehement freeze-fracture observations and autothrophic microfillaments. The aqueously phytoplanctonic sub-structure of this "symphony nebulitique" characterizes the terminal exhumation of cryphonectric ferro- chelatase. Constant research by isolelectric focussing on ultramicroscopic events led to the one and only nuclear-encoded aim: the sphaerialic polymetamorphose of stromatic plastocyanin. (Siegmar Fricke) [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio / Craig Hilton -- "PU 94" -- CD-R -- €11
2006 Simple Logic Records, simlog041, (ltd. 130)

Bianchi, Maurizio & Jan-M. Iversen -- "Rekviem MB-JMI" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1144
A "classic" minimal ambient album; just one long track, a bit obscure, of a static nature but unarrestable as a matter of fact and slowly developing, built with layers of soft and 'round' sounds, heavily processed and effected, whose origin seems to be an organ... "Atypical" for sure, if confrontated with the huge and widely diversified productions of Maurizio Bianchi, this new album is probably one of the last and not to be missed releases signed by 'M.B.', since he has already announced his definitive departure from the musical scene. Another extraordinary collaborative CD, involving this time Jan-M. Iversen, an artist of international fame who managed to enrich and elaborate with great effect the "sound materials" provided by Maurizio Bianchi. [press-release]
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Bianchi, Maurizio (M.B.) + Telepherique -- "The House of Mourning" -- CD -- €10
2006 Cold Current Productions, C.C.CD002 / Radiotarab Records, Rt003
The second chapter of collaboration between Maurizio Bianchi (MB) a fundamental artist of the plenary experimental music scene and the Telepherique (an amazing project from the roster of Ant-zen records) The CD is based on the bible book of Ecclesiastes, chapter seven, verses two and four "BETTER IS IT TO GO TO THE HOUSE OF MOURNING THAN TO GO TO THE BANQUET HOUSE, BECAUSE THAT IS THE END OF ALL MANKIND; AND THE ONE ALIVE SHOULD TAKE IT TO HIS HEART... THE HEART OF THE WISE ONES IS IN THE HOUSE OF MOURNING..." "The House Of Mourning" is that purifier building in which there's deep sorrow and disheartened grief due to the lack of our beloved ones ... when someone is paying a condolence visiting that house of affliction, he is reminded of his own inexorable mortality. To consider our existence in the gloomy house of mourning, ultimately and invariably culminating in death, gives us a healthy, balanced view of our fragile life. Some time spent with the sadness or grieving, helps us appreciate the simple things in our troubled condition. This is not the easiest lesson to learn, but it is a necessary one because when we give sober thought to serious matters it brings good benefits later, when life seems resolutely distressing and ostinately depressing. In the end, "The House Of Mourning" is the common admonition to our foolish arrogance". [press-release]

Big City Orchestra -- "Eerily" -- CD -- €13
2009 EE Tapes, EE17, (ltd. 300)

Big City Orchestra -- "New Beat For Baby" -- CD-R -- €7
2002 Negative Foundation, NF04, (ltd. 200)
Organic droning noise from the US tape scene legends. Already claimed to be among their best releases. In pro=printed disc and covers. Limited to 200 copies. 54 minutes of wonderful noise milk + sound effects library vol. 11. [label info]
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Bionulor -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 etaLABEL, eta-cd 017, (ltd. 121)
"How recycling of old musical recordings from tapes, vinyl and old musical waste can lead to an intriguing album." The art of recycling adapted to music that is exactly what the musical project Bionulor does. With loops from classical music the Polish musician recreates his own pieces. Most pieces on the self-titled debut album are based on minimal samples of just one or a few notes. Most samples seem to originate from piano songs, but there are also some stringed instruments appearing. In a way not uncommon to William Basinski we hear the loops fade in and out slowly changing their character during the progression. Though, the technique used here is not so much based on degradation and/or disintegration of sound. No, instead Bionulor uses a digital processing technique. In the pieces we hear soft filters and pitching to alter the sound. In several pieces the same source sounds are used but rendered with different effects delivering diverse results. Sometimes it sounds a little bit too easy, but as a whole there is enough variation on the album to keep you listening. As a debut album this self-titled album is a really good start, with a promise to a bright future for this musician. [Sietse van Erve, Earlabs]
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Bionulor -- "Sacred Mushroom Chant" -- CD -- €10
2011 Wrotycz Records, WRT 011
Inspired by the work of such artists as Aube and William Basinski, Bionulor again rakes the past, looking like an alchemist for the most appropriate material for their work. "Sacred Mushroom Chant" is a record created solely on the basis of treatment of the human voice without additional sounds or instruments... Each of the five tracks is based on a separate part of the sound source. Then the base is: an archival record of shamanic chant associated with the ceremony of taking hallucinogenic mushrooms, a Japanese traditional song extracted from a collection of old vinyl records, Neil Armstrong's walking on the lunar surface famous phrase, a fragment of an interview with Marcel Duchamp telling about his first ready-made, and finally the voice of the artist himself denouncing the sentence attributed to Hassan ibn Sabbah (“Nothing is true”)... Over 50 minutes of pure experimental music (mix of minimal, ambient and even noisy sounds) created on the basis of author's creative method called the "100% sound recycling". Cover art by Monika Machnik, mastered by Peter Andersson. Comes in 4-panel digipack. You will be really impressed when you realize that those tracks were crafted only with scraps of samples. [press-release]

Birds Build Nests Underground -- "So As" -- CD -- €10
2012 Lumberton Trading Company, LUMB019 / Love Nest, LN0004, (ltd. 300)
Joint-released by their own Love Nest imprint, So As is the very latest album by this prolific and inventive trio comprising of turntablists Petr Ferenc and Michal Brunclik and filmmaker Martin Jezek. Featuring four pieces and a film by Jezek lasting 10 minutes, this album witnesses BBNU not only honing the craft caught on their previous few releases and live sound but also pushing it into new places as well. The atmospherics and interstellar swirl of textures seen on their recent collaborative LP with My Cat Is An Alien serve as a great starting point to the quasi-dimensional blankets of abstract sound to be found at work here. [press-release]

Birds Build Nests Underground / Ruinu -- "Bohnice, Babi Leto, Scena Poli5" -- CD -- €10
2010 Poli5, EPP 030-2
Surprisingly, after several years of successful existence, this is the first factory pressed CD for the two leading Czech experimental outfits. For this split they both used the recordings made during the Babi Leto festival celebrating two years of existence of Poli5 label. Two different approaches to contemporary improvisation. BBNU as always use turntables and sound generators, Ruinu uses large number of processors and trivial sound sources. Both sound like a mosaic. [label info]

Birds Of Tin -- "Altarwise" -- CD -- €10
2009 Diophantine Discs, n = 24, (ltd. 500)
We are very pleased to present the latest recordings by Birds of Tin: a project we have long admired and fate finally brought us together. The two lengthy tracks of "Altarwise" were recorded in late 2004 and remastered earlier this year. The first track is a 30-minute experimental work that gradually moves through a wide range of sounds (echoing chimes, mysterious noises, subdued clanking, drones). The second piece is an epic 46-minute composition of deep ambient/drone music that manages to float freely through the listener's imagination while keeping his attention... While many modern day experimental artists have moved on into the computer realm, Birds of Tin has remained true to the experimental sound of tape loops, lo-fi samplers, and collections of unique toy instruments running through small fx boxes. The sound of the work may have become more cohesive and seamless over the years, but the methods have largely remained the same. Birds of Tin was always about creating and expressing by opening the heart and mind to the muse... in this way the sounds flowed through the artist, not from the artist. Birds of Tin is honest music. As the quote from Jackson Pollock states emphatically, every artist paints what he is. In the case of Birds of Tin, the sounds are no mere window dressing..this is who he is... Brooke Oates' Birds of Tin project has been active since 1996. His previous works have been released on such labels as Manifold, Solipsism/Self Abuse, Syntactic, XZF, and Hypnos. Additionally, Birds of Tin has collaborated extensively with such artists as Rapoon, Mechanism, and Augur... Housed in a custom printed color wallet. [press-release]

Bisclaveret -- "Amalgame" -- CD -- €10
2008 Zoharum, ZOHAR 003-2
New Bisclaveret album contains 9 reworks prepared by bands from independent scene. Projects who undertook the task of remixeslaveret music are Moan, Endraum, Sleeping Pictures, Horologium, synta[XE]rror, Ghosts of Breslau, God's Bow, Loverdozed and Hoarfrost. Each of them reinterpreted Bisclaveret songs in their vein adding surprising elements, thus creating and exploding stylistic mix: from minimal sounds based on vocals and subtle melodies through elements of goth ending with electro-industrial versions. 'Amalgame' presents a new face of this Polish band. The disc contains a special bonus, 'Insane in God' video. [label info]

Bisclaveret -- "Engill Ljssins" -- CD -- €10
2011 Zoharum, ZOHAR 014-2
Special jubilee release for 10th anniversary of Bisclaveret. Album contains tracks from compilations "Scontrum ACT VI" and "Where Tattered Clouds Are Stranding", remixes and new unreleased before track 'Telesis'. Packaged in exclusive 2-panel digipack. Graphics based on Paint of Iwona Murawska - young, great painter. [label info]

Bisclaveret -- "Ephemeros [ante'Te Deum']" -- CD -- €10
2010 Zoharum, ZOHAR 011-2
The newest Bisclaveret release is a concept album, touching up a subject of human existance hidden in the symbolic of seven angel names. On this album you will find 7 songs - pieces showing various aspects of human's nature and his cosmic dimension in the world. This album is the trip into the human's mind through the word and sound. Ephermeros [ante 'Te Deum'] shows a little bit different face of Bisclaveret by using new form expression which the musicians used in the alchemic ritual of creation. Album released in exlusive 3- panel digipack. [label info]

Bisclaveret -- "In Hortis... Aegri Somnia (Early Recordings)" -- CD -- €10
2015 Dark Vinyl, DV63, (ltd. 300)
Ritual / funeral ambient recordings from their more darker beginnings, for all fans who are familiar with bands like PROFANE GRACE ("A Cast in the Mold.."...) or early CURRENT93 ("Nature Unveiled / Dogs Blood rising")...... On its 15th anniversary, Bisclaveret has gathered a special compilation collecting early recordings, lifted mainly from their first CDR releases "Aegri Somnia" and "In Hortis", but also adding a few individual songs from their concert album "Er Roud El Aater fi Nezaha El Khater" and a number of rarities: versions and unreleased songs. The whole material has been designed in such a way that it creates a coherent album. The material has been re-mastered by Lukasz Miernik (often appearing live with Bisclaveret), who is also responsible for the sound of the last disc "Theu Anagnosis"... "In Hortis... Aegri Somnia" is a summary of the early activities of the group, a reminder of archival recordings that, although they differ stylistically from what the band is performing today, show what the evolution of Bisclaveret sound looked like. The evolution of the band which has been firmly rooted in the ambient scene since its very beginning. 6-page ecopak strictly limited to 300 copies. [press-release]

Bisclaveret -- "Psyche noMine" -- CD -- €10
2006 The Eastern Front, Front 007, (ltd. 1000)
Bisclaveret - A Polish dark ambient/dark wave duo presents its album Psyche noMine. It took two years to conceive, resulting in 6 songs (clocking at around 53 minutes). Musically, it's a piece for those interested in moving, yet extraordinary art. Lush strings, industrial rhythms and even noise tones at times summarize the background for Dragos' voice coming from the other, subconscious side of his mind. Lyrically, it's a concept-album of sorts. All the lyrics deal with human sub consciousness. The words on 'Psyche noMine' shows a man entangled in the arcane of the world, somebody who does not notice phenomena around him. The man whose recklessness or even arrogance so natural for him is the cause for him being lost in the surrounding reality. The album's ambiguous title suggests what receivers will deal with when listening to new Bisclaveret album. A must-have album for fans of Nordvargr, Dead Man's Hill and Cold Meat Industry acts, such as In Slaughter Natives & Sanctum. [press-release]
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Bisclaveret -- "Theu Anagnosis" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 072-2 / Steinklang Industries, SK82, (ltd. 333)
BISCLAVERET returns with a new album entitled "Theu Anagnosis". It is a concept album, similarly to the previous 2 albums. In 8 compositions here the musicians captured a mystical-philosophical treatise of sorts. The first part of it, namely "An Introduction to Reading God", was presented on 7" vinyl split with Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels Daheim. By means of lyrics and music the duo creates apparently surreal own world of sounds devoid of "here and now." They propose their own vision of the Absolute which is seen through the eyes of mystics, madmen and free thinkers. The band invites us on a psychedelic wandering into the depth of ego, on a metaphysical adventure in the world of music painted with various colours, shapes and stories. Dreams of a madman? Calls of a scholar? Experience of a hermit? It all melts in a lava of many cultures. Yet here it creates a crystal, but heterogenic image. What is it like? Check it yourselves. The album is co-released by Steinklang Industries & Zoharum. Edition with black cover (222 copies). [label info]
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Bisclaveret vs. Bruno -- "Les Mannequins" -- CD -- €10
2007 Zoharum, ZOHAR 001-2
12th of July is the day of official premiere of "Les Mannequins" - publication signed as Bisclaveret vs Bruno. The date of edition is not choosen by a coincidence, it falls on the date of birth of Brunon Shulz. In this way musicians would like to pay homage to one of the greatest artists of modern art. Text from the "Tractate about Mannequines" has inspired them to the creation of almost 40 minutes, improvised concept album. This CD is balancing between classic sounds of Bisclaveret and more drone-ambient nature of the band. [label info].

Bizarre Uproar -- "Fifteen Years Of "Filth & Violence" - Dog" -- CD -- €10
2007/2015 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-114
Originally released as 5x tape box (Erratic Sporadicism Tapes, 2007) to celebrate 15 years of BIZARRE UPROAR. Re-issue 5x seperate CDs. This is "DOG" part 1.

Bizarre Uproar -- "Fifteen Years Of "Filth & Violence" - Love" -- CD -- €10
2007/2015 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-114
Originally released as 5x tape box (Erratic Sporadicism Tapes, 2007) to celebrate 15 years of BIZARRE UPROAR. Re-issue 5x seperate CDs. This is "LOVE" part 2.

Bizarre Uproar -- "Purification" -- CD -- €9
2009/2010 Freak Animal Records, FREAK-CD-051
Already legendary 2009 album was originally issued 200 copies on Filth & Violence. This is 2nd edition, published by Freak Animal in 2010, packaged in standard b/w jewelbox style. Music and disc is exactly the same, cover is the same artwork modified to fit the 4 page booklet + double sided inlay type packaging. [label info]

Bjarnadottir, Hafdis -- "Sounds of Iceland" -- CD -- €14
2015 Gruenrekorder, 157, (ltd. 1000)
This recording takes you on a round trip of Iceland. The aural journey starts westward from the island's south in the cold early spring. After a side trip into the West Fjords, our route traverses the north of the country at the height of summer, followed by an excursion into the interior highlands before a short stop in the East Fjords. As the sound trip nears its geographical starting point, autumn and winter make their appearance before the journey comes full circle. The recordings do not feature human-derived sounds. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Bjerga, Sindre -- "Hermetically Sealed Static Operation" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT77, (ltd. 109)
Live recording made by famous Norwegian musician in St. Petersburg's Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21) on June 29th, 2010. Alchemical tapestry at the edge of non-aggressive atmospheric old school industrial and chtonic technigenic drone with expressive psychedelic taste, parts of live glockenspiel and ocarina. For the fans of Vetrophonia and ZGA, NON and Herbst9... Artwork made of paper and plastic, special unique insert comes with 8 copies. [press-release]

Bjerga, Sindre -- "Northern Enlightenment" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Pjorn 72, pjorncd0024 / Piped-in From Head Office, pifho010, (ltd. 60)
Ethereal twinkles twinkle, sub-marine rumbles rumble, and glacial winds wind their way to an ecstatic final five minutes of layered drone. Turn it up and sit the fuck down. [label info]

Bjerga / Iversen -- "Burning Liquid Rubber Metal" -- CD-R -- €8
2006 Abgurd, AB-26, (ltd. 120)
Dense and raw Harsh Drone Ambient. This is a pretty unusual album for these norsk experimentalists. It reminds of YAO 91404 D and MAEROR TRI at the same time. Acute feedbacks, sullen guitar loops and solid background of electronic hum and radionoise crepitation. Slim-box with a photo from 1980s made with an electron microscope. [press-release]
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Bjerga & Iversen -- "Sharks Control These Waters" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Still*Sleep, CDR13
This Norwegian duo is quite prolofic in solo and collaboration work, and usually keeps away from self repetitions and graphomania, which is great. The new album "Sharks Control These Waters" is probably the best material recorded by this day: one 48-min long track slowly and accurately evolves with demersal bleeps, nice interferences, background drones and knockings into submarines' platings. Just less than an hour long immersion under water... [Abgurd]

Bjerga & Iversen / Skullpture -- "split" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Musically Incorrect Records, MIR #25, (ltd. 100)
More Musically Incorrect Records, although the content is not always a strikingly incorrect thing, as many of their releases hoover nicely along the lines of experimental music. Such as the split by Bjerga/Iversen and Skullpture. The ongoing collaboration between Bjerga/Iversen is here ready with part three of The Lighthouse Tapes: "All things Bright And Beautiful". Iversen plays 'electonics' and effects and Bjerga 'ampilied' objects and effects. In this long piece they gently improvise their way through scratching, moving and rubbing objects, while feeding them to the maggots of electricity, in an atmospherical setting (two candles and a bunch of LEDs lit the entire room, I imagine, while outside the wind can be heard at Norway's Southernmost point). This collaboration is finally growing and growing. Skullpture is a different bunch. They improvise on guitars and feed them through the lines of distortion and delays. Also slightly atmospheric, but much more raw and untamed than those of Bjerga/Iversen and more along the lines of some of the New Zealand lo-fi improvisers. Nice, but a bit long. [FdW, Vital Weekly]

Borisov, Alexei & Olga Nosova -- "Samsa for a Friend (remixed by Yura Gorodezkii" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Heart-Shaped Box, HSB-095, (ltd. 30)
Experimental sound collage. Pro-CDR, 30 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Black Deal With Snow & Mesopic Vision -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €87
2008 Still*Sleep, CDR06
Black Deal With Snow is one of the multiple incarnations of Russian drone-musician [S], known for his projects Exit In Grey, Five Elements Music, Sister Loolomie, etc. Mesopic Vision is a creation of another Russian musician who previously used the name Polaris and is also known for his label Abgurd. Their collaboration work is a one 37-min. long track of dark drone ambient. Really strong, varied and powerful recording.

Black Leather Jesus -- "Skuff" -- CD -- €10
2008 Turgid Animal, TA371, (ltd. 500)
The latest full length by these US Harsh Noise Heroes! Kevin Novak, Richard Ramirez, Scott Houston, Vance Osborne and Sean Matzus take you on a journey of self degradation and filthy revenge riddled noise violence. Step back in time to the slave auction. Hear the abuse. Black and White covers designed by our very own Tisbor. [label info]

Black Leather Jesus -- "Yes, Sir (Filth Play)" -- CD -- €10
2009 Mask Of The Slave, MS-020, (ltd. 500)
The great new album from the legendary Texas based noise band formed in 1989! The 20th Anniversary album! The band was founded by Richard Ramirez. Currently, it also includes Kevin Novak (TEF), Sean Matzus (The Secret Geography/ITLOA), Scott Houston (Respirator/S.P.I.T.), Vance Osborne (Murex/ITLOA), with occasional assistance by Jovan Hernandez (ze'r0-sum/Anatomy of a Blackout). [label info]

Black Lung -- "Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars" -- CD -- €6
2008 Shadowplay Records, SPR 016
Russian reissue of the first album of Black Lung, a project run by Davi Thrussel (Snog, Soma).

Black Sun Productions -- "Astral Walk" -- CD -- €10
2004 FinalMuzik, FM01, (ltd. 1000)
Black Sun Productions is an international collective of radical artists well known since almost a decade on the industrial and underground scenes in Europe and USA. Black Sun Productions' members Massimo & Pierce are the creators of the performance project Plastic Spider Thing (a ritual/installation in 23 parts carried by the couple throughout 2002 and 2003) and live members of Coil on their only tour in more than twenty years of the band's recording activity. Massimo & Pierce are also friends and collaborators of Lydia Lunch, HR Giger and Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (Larsen) with whom they're currently working on a project of industrial renditions of Bertolt Brecht's lyrics and Kurt Weill's music. Black Sun Productions' member Drazen is the author of the only official full lenght album of Coil remixed, Plastic Spider Thing, available on Eskaton (Coil's own label). [label info]

Black Tape For A Blue Girl -- "A Retrospective" -- CD -- €7
2008 Shadowplay Records, SPR 070
Black tape for a blue girl - legends of the Neo-Classical / Heavenly Voices / Darkwave scene - have their first Russian best of courtesy of Shadowplay Records. Featuring tracks from all eras of their career, A Retrospective is designed for recent fans of vocalists Elysabeth and Bret from The Scavenger Bride and Halo Star as well as those who go back to the 80's and 90's with Oscar's vocals. Keeping things lively, Sam picked alternative mixes of many tracks, and also included three re-recordings with current members ("Remnants of a Deeper Purity"," "Overwhelmed, beneath me" and the previously unreleased "I have no more answers."). [press-release]
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Black Wings -- "Going to the End" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Satanarsa Records, STN-054
Monumental dark ambient and neoclassics mixed with low-key doom. Sporadic invasions of quiet distorted guitar and funeral drums don't affect the overall "postindustrial" mood created by an organ and field recordings. Atmospheric melancholic work. Jewel-case. [YAOP]

Blackhouse -- "5 Minutes After I Die" -- CD -- €10
1986/2013 Dark Vinyl, DVLR 1, (ltd. 200)
Rhythmic Industrial. Repressing of an absolute cult album from 1986. "5 Minutes After I Die" was the third Blackhouse release, focusing on rhythmical noise and a pure feedback driven beat with enlightening vocals. Blackhouse are the godfathers of Rhythmic Industrial. Limited repress of 200 copies only! [label info]
[youtube]

Blackhouse -- "Hidden Beneath The Metal" -- CD -- €14
1996 Discordia, DISC 067 CD
Legendary American old school industrial band, a unique example of Christian industrial music. This CD contains the remixed version of half-hour long track from 1991 + 10 more rare tracks from the compilations released in 1983-1996. Great powerful unconventional industrial. [YAOP]

Blackhouse -- "Hope Like A Candle" -- CD -- €10
1985/2013 Dark Vinyl, DV #12, (ltd. 150)
Rhythmic Industrial. Repressing of an absolute cult album from 1985. "Hope Like A Candle" was the second Blackhouse release, focusing on rhythmical noise and a pure feedback driven beat with enlightening vocals. Blackhouse are the godfathers of Rhythmic Industrial. Limited repress of 150 copies only! [label info]
[youtube]

Bladh, Martin -- "Study For A Theater Of Cruelty" -- CD -- €10
2009 Annihilvs, APEX006, (ltd. 300)
This is the long-delayed and anticipated solo release by the genius frontman of Swedish industrial legends IRM. Aktionist, provocateur, visionary: Martin Bladh has composed an eerie score for impossible performance art, incorporating sparse, stringed drones and chilling atmospheres similar to Bladh's work with performance artist Bo I. Cavefors. Standard edition jewel case. [label info]

Blame -- "Water" -- CD -- €9
2007/2008 Klangdynamik Records, KD 06

Blanchard, Philippe / Christian Renou -- "Play:Lunch" -- CD -- €14
2000 Plate Lunch, PL 13
A collaboration of the two masters of French experimental music - Philippe Blanchard (Lt. Caramel) and Christian Renou (Brume), inspired by the history of diet and kitchen, full of recordings of a Middle East bazaar, of cooking food, degustation and eating. Jewel-case.
[youtube]

Blasterkorps -- "Nos Annees Mortes" -- 2 CD -- €15
2015 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-48
Complete anthology of Blasterkorps, project created by Geoffroy D. (Dernière Volonté; Position Parallèle) and Léonce B. (I-C-K, Nihiltronix, Soldat Arnaud, Cage Apotheek). Depth of analog minimal synth, electro and raw industrial with voice of Geoffroy D.! First time on CD and many unreleased tracks! 25 composition, almost 100 minutes of music. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Bleak Existence -- "Distress" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2008 Corrosive Art Records, CA-13, (ltd. 50)

Bleiburg -- "Indivisibiliter Ac Inseparabiliter" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Front 026, (ltd. 1000)
Following 2008's Open Wound live CD and DVD releases, the martial industrial project of German-Croatian musician Stefan Rukavina launches a fresh offensive on The Eastern Front with this nostalgic tribute to the glory and pathos of a vanished empire... "Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter"-Latin for 'indivisibly and inseparably'-was the motto of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Formed in 1867 under the aegis of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty and constituting the most important power bloc in central Europe, the empire was consigned to oblivion by the First World War, a war precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Habsburg throne. The empire's rise and fall is vividly evoked in 15 new tracks by Bleiburg, with styles ranging from orchestral grandeur through stirring folk melodies to sample-laden EBM. The album booklet is copiously illustrated with beautiful period artwork, and contains a detailed German-language history of the Rukavina family, in particular the illustrious Croatian general Baron Georg Freiherr von Rukavina, commander of the fortress of Temesvar (Timisoara). [press-release]
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Bleiburg -– "Musique Grotesque" -- 2 CD-R -- €20
2007 SkullLine, SLCDR007-07, (ltd. 50)
Bleiburg goes back to the 80-ies - 28 solo tracks in vein of electro / italodisco / ambient / minimal / experimental. A truly grotesque recording... [YAOP]

Bleiburg -– "Occidentem Appello!" -- CD-R -- €14
2006 SkullLine, SLCDR006-07
Devoted to II WW in Croatia, this album comes with inserts, one Bleiburg pin and a iron-wire crucifix. For that release Stefan Rukavina is using a phenomenal amount of different sounds, samples and effects. Maybe a slight exaggeration but one but we are more than happy with. He’ll happily create this blackened ambient atmosphere, complete with resplendent pounding percussion, one minute then hit you with a piece of electrifying experimental permutation the next. The whole aural structures are incredibly well put together and an unremitting dark force to be reckoned with. [Old Europa Cafe]

Bleiburg -- "Open Wound" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 The Eastern Front, Front 016, (ltd. 300)
Martial / Industrial / Electronic. German-Croatian legendary project Bleiburg does not need to be presented. This year we introduce an unique document - a record of live performance of Bleiburg in Kassel, Germany at Panoptikum club in June 2007. Live performances of Bleiburg take place seldom, all the more this release witnessing Bleiburg on stage may represent the particular interest. "Open Wound" is a collection of well-known Bleiburg songs like Gulag Good-bye, Na Rad!, Nezdrava Tvorba, Good evening, Zagreb and more... Edition of 300 copies. Special 3 panels folded cardboard packing. [label info]

Bleiburg -- "Pieces Of A Broken Dream" -- 2 CD -- €15
2006 Cold Spring Records, CSR68CD
Neofolk / Dark Industrial. Over the years many bands from the Industrial / Neofolk spectrum have collaborated with Croatian artist Bleiburg. Here, for the first time, those alliances are collected together in a double CD set. Each band brings their own unique flavour to their collaborative piece and Bleiburg also executes seven unreleased solo tracks. Features such renowned international artists as: Amir Baghiri, Aube, Cawatana, Cellar Of Rats (ex-Kerovnian), Harvest Rain, Larrnakh, Lonsai Maikov, Nocturne, Obscure Resistance, Project Toth, The Soil Bleeds Black, Telepherique, Thorn Agram and Vidna Obmana. [label info]
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Bleiburg -- "Till The Last Night" -- CD -- €10
2011 The Eastern Front, Front 030, (ltd. 1000)
New Bleiburg's album released by The Eastern Front is titled "Till The Last Night". The album tells a story about Israeli wars that were outbreaking regularly since the historical moment when State Of Israel was declared on 14th May, 1948.
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Bleiburg -- "Way Of Crosses" -- CD -- €10
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 009, (ltd. 1000)
Though only people themselves create History, they always prefer to re-write it afterwards, being horrified and embarrassed by what they have committed. But sometimes we must make bold to face the truth and to acknowledge the fact that we are guilty of what we made and that we are guilty towards History. And we must carry our own cross and pass our own way and once reach the Golgotha of our own conscience. 14 outstanding compositions of one of most enigmatic artists of German neo folk/industrial scene. 14 songs presented on this album were recorded in various years, composed in various styles and sung in various languages. Just truth stays invariable. "...The concepts of all the releases have a basic principle: history. It is important to read between the lines of global and personal history and not to believe all we read, hear, feel, see or are taught..." - from Cold Spring interview with Bleiburg. [press-release]

Blessed Oblivion -- "s/t" -- CD -- €12
2001 Ventricle, Ventricle cd-14
An elegant album based on spacious dark ambient soundscapes, strings, ethereal female voice and a mellotron. A beautiful mysterious work. The cover in art nouveuau style is printed on silver foil, photo-insert included. [YAOP]

Blessed Sacrifist -- "Timeless Losers" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2009 FTAM, FTAM-017, (ltd. 50)
Highly introspective and emotionally raw harsh noise/power electronics from the Milwaukee resident. Low synth tones give way to overpowering walls. Member of straight edge PE group xALLxFORxTHISx and doom/sludge outfit Slob Donovan. [label info]
[myspace]

Blood Ov Thee Christ -- "Behind Thee Bars" -- CD -- €10
2010 Autarkeia, acd 061, (ltd. 300)
Harii does his time in prison, but the curse of blood ov thee christ reaches malice adepts even from the cellars of the repressive structures. Kristian Olsson has compiled the latest album Behind Thee Bars of the sound recording sessions, while Harii was still on the rampage in freedom, and so far it seems it may be the strongest album BOTC ever made. The tracks contain brutal vocals of both Harii and Kristian, very intense lo-fi noise, and morbid samples of trash films. Generally, this album reminds early works of SURVIVAL UNIT. Most probably because the sound in Blood Ov Thee Christ project is mainly managed by Kristian himself. One will find tracks recorded in the cult festival ICETODIRON 2007 TE, followed by a long break in concert activities of Autarkeia label. [press-release]

BloodSoil -- "Domination" -- CD-R -- €9
2013 Ufa Muzak, UFA59, (ltd. 166)
Martial industrial. Grandiose album of a Spanish project, an official document of political and aesthetic position, musical statement of the eternal principles. Images of the past and the future overtaken by war, by eternal opposition in attempts of consolidation of the new truths. What can be considered as a renewal of tradition? The old and irrelevant, being just a form without content, or a revolutionary view opposite to engrained order? Fire from explosion in an orchestra pit licks wooden partitions separating the pit from the stage, damaged instruments make crooked squeaky sounds, the curtain is slowly caught by fire, the audience tries to get outside, but the doors are barricaded and only fists puching the doors add more chaos to the situation. There are VIP guests in the crowd, surrounded by security, but noone can hope for the happy end. Hands with weapons seen in the mass of people, sounds of shots and the enemy is down, no agitation, payment for the few - hundreds of innocents. These are the sounds of a symphony of a take-over. Sounds of triumph, sounds of history and sounds of mourning. New classical song. 7 tracks, 50 minutes, 6 panel cardboard sleeve. [press-release]
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Bocksholm -- "Caged Inside The Beast Of The Forge" -- CD -- €10
2013 Wrotycz Records, WRT 017
The two drunken bastards from Bocksholm (Peter Andersson of Raison D'etre and Lina Baby Doll of Deutsch Nepal) are finally back with a new album and this time they have unleashed the Beast. Any mythological idea that Boxholm has become a great peaceful Eden is from now on eternally disproved. No one is safe anymore, not even the horror of Kisa. Birath - the Beast of the forge - is back and we are all captives inside his devilish mind, at least for 60 minutes after pressing play. Enjoy with a bottle of moonshine. Digipak. [label info]

Bocksholm -- "The Haunting Curse Of Skogs-Sara" -- CD -- €10
2006 Wrotycz Records, WRT 003
There is a legend saying that Skogs-Sara lived in the forest called Osterskogen, she got a virgin born child named Frans Enoch. Soon after the birth three nude gay men arrived, they had followed the bright iron sign in the sky to the small Skogs-Sara lodge. These three men gave Frans Enoch the bastard one gift each; black clogs, an orange thermal Helly Hansen sweater and a box of snuff. Frans Enoch later worked as a cheese producer but on his spare time he preached that one day there will come two men named Peter Andersson and then the city of Boxholm will forever be doomed. The citizens of Boxholm did not believe Frans Enoch, so they crucified him in the forest and let him die alone. Skogs-Sara went furious and put a curse on the citizens by letting two named Peter Andersson to be born who would terrorize the citizens for all time with a project called Bocksholm. The third terror attack by Bocksholm is now here. After two successful albums on Tesco Organisation and NATO, Bocksholm now turns the root of the problem with the album "The Haunting Curse of Skogs-Sara". The music is a weird and explosive experience, it is harder and stranger than ever. It is a psyhological weapon that sneak upon the victims. The citizens of Boxholm will get fucked - and so will probably you! [press-release]

Bocksholm -- "Rinna Leathercluster Liveaction 2008" -- CD -- €10
2009 Autarkeia, acd 044, (ltd. 500)
Lina Baby Doll [Deutsch Nepal] and Peter Andersson [Raison D'etre], two famous punks of the industrial scene, played the havoc again. In the beginning there was a very drunken gig that resulted in a very drunken album. Nevertheless, it is impossible to accuse the musicians of unprofessional recording or unusual state when recording. Since seas of beer are the most favourable condition for the records and gigs of these Swedish blokes, the concert in Malmo is simply perfect. In the meantime, well-mastered record does not leave any hints of non-studio work. Bearing in mind the reputation of these well-know masters of havoc, no wonder that this record is dominated by remarkable, powerful industrial rhythms, outbursts of psychedelic ambient, intoxicated, gargling vocals, sombre and dismal atmosphere transfused by alcoholic delirium, alcoholic despair and alcoholic hysteria that has only one culprit... No, no, it is not the alcohol, but this isolated, remote Swedish provincial town Bocksholm with its fauna and polluted nature that had such a heavy impact on the childhood of these alcohol addicts. [press-release]
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Boevye Cikady -- "Pokamest" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Extremal Psychonauts, ExPsy 011, (ltd. 46)
Various pieces of situational character united by a concept of "replacement in waiting". These are compositions written with notes, generated from text and graphic files, environmental recordings done with a photosensor, processed recordings made through the wall (using "method of a cup"). Each experiment is threaded in the structures of other experiments and this creates the feeling of compositional construction and makes each track an independent piece. In each recording there is some substitution, some replacement, stripping the core of any sound event - a waiting for return to zero. Handmade artwork - each copy is unique. [press-release]

Boevye Cikady -- "Shtrihi Trepeta" -- CD-R -- €5
2004/2009 BioSonar Revers
Author's reissue of the first album of this St. Petersburg's project (a side-project of Lunar Abyss Deus Organum), released in 2004 on Extremal Psyhonauts label limited to 34 copies. Electroacoustic ambient. Simple artwork. "Wave and microtonal minimalism, acusmatic pieces from the depths of electroacoustic abyss, "drawn sound" + two pieces of live cicada singing". [label info]

Bogdanov / Potsukailo / Stukalin -- "Slaughter in the Pigeon-Hole" -- CD-R -- €10
1998/2009 self-released, (ltd. 69)
An archive recording from 1997, previously released as limited CDR editions by Black Dead Rabbit label twice - in 1998 and 1999. This is a collaboration between the group Reductio Ad Absurdum with yet unknown Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube). This compilation is a second part of the collaboration recordings of RAA and Igor made in spring 1997. All material was recorded during 3 or 4 noise sessions in two months. First part of this material was previously released as Genetic Load "Tollenkisten". These recordings were not included in "Tollenkisten" because of somewhat different sound concept which, compared to "Tollenkisten", is more primitive and rough. [from the publisher]

Bolverkstorm -- "9 Steps To Death" -- CD -- €6
2013 Vegvisir music, o:009, (ltd. 200)
Martial Industrial. Bolverkstorm it is the name of new russian industrial project. “9 steps to death” is dedicaded to World War II and all those who perished thereat. Album consists of 8 tracks, each of them is about tragedy of soldiers death and act of bravery as well. Music of Bolverkstorm is made of hum of battles, archival records, blustering soundscapes, noises, groans, wardrums and trumpets. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Bolverkstorm -- "Ewigkeit" -- CD -- €6
2014 Valgriind, VG54, (ltd. 500)
Martial \ Neofolk. "On the second album "Ewigkeit" Russian project Bolverkstorm presents the continuation of the sonic pictures of "9 Steps To Death" depicting the sensory perception of a white warrior's death, soldier or officer, in significant military conflicts of the historical realities. The breath of project - is pagan death in a battlefield, a clear derogation of the christian image of death of "those persecuted to death". May it be a mass massacre of people masses brought to war by the rulers, or a death of a volunteer warrior from a piece of metal, love and contempt for life at the same time - "der letzte sieger ist der tod". The eternal spirit of war burns the wicks of people fates, the fight for higher ideals borders with death - but the fates of those contempting death spark brighter. From the deep roots of antiquity to the young branches of modern weltanschauung - this spirit is constantly whispering to us over the clank of swords, rumble of cannons and rustling bullets..." [label info]

Bondarenko, Vadim -- "Sentimental" -- CD -- €10
2009 Faria Records / Fine Acoustic Series, FINE-01, (ltd. 500)
"Sentimental" is an album of sensitive feeling melodies played by the composer himself on the piano. The album contains different pieces, but all they are united by one unique inner mood. Like the brilliant melodies of Ryuichi Sakamoto, this music will be remembered by everyone who likes romantic genre. [press-release]
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Bondarenko, Vadim -- "Smoking Music" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-17, (ltd. 500)
"Smoking Music" was created in 2000-2004. The style of this music can be really named "smoking music": it is delicate made melodic ambient compositions (9 Smoking Zones). To creata this album Vadim used keyboards, clarinet, samples and piano. It is a good listening for everyone who likes misty ambient music and the creative work of Brian Eno or Harold Budd. [press-release]
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Boneheads vs. Hotdogs / Concrete Belly -- "split" -- CD-R -- €9
2007 Triangle Records, [TR017], (ltd. 50)
Split of Russian project BvsH and Englisg CB. Sexy vegetarian blonds from Novgorod, Russia won't make you dull with their pathological love to toys. Their rival - Sir Belly loves more serious toys, in the end we have a fine example of royal alco-noise and shit-ambient - spirit-lovers may get properly drunk. The guy is completely mad, look at his photo. Package: cardboard envelope A5, serigraphy. [label info]
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Bonemachine -- "Combat" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Symbolic Prod, SYMBCD38, (ltd. 250)
The new prod of this ambient militarist noise band from Austria. 4 long tracks. Pro-printed artwork. [label info]

Bonemachine -- "Erste Rotation (eine Retrospektive von Krieg und Zeit)" -- 2 CD -- €16
2008 Sabbathid Records, Hoof044
Military Industrial / Dark Ambient from Austria. Two lengthy CDs containing old, unreleased and remixed material. Based upon the legacy of industrial music and krautrock Bonemachine has chosen the right way to lay out its own vision of industrial era, following some methods of alternative dark and electronic music. Double DVD Box. [YAOP]

Bones Of Seabirds -- "Subterranean Lightsource" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Small Doses, dosethirtyfour, (ltd. 129)
It seems that Ryan McGill is complete unable to cover the same ground twice. This is the fourth (I believe) Bones of Seabirds release, and it sounds nothing like any of the others. This one foregoes the guitars (for the most part) and relies on Ryan's handmade Voice of Saturn synth. The first nearly 35 minute track is intense and brutal - like being strapped into some sort of machine that's boring deeper and deeper into the Earth only to slowly burn you alive. The second gives a bit of respite, but leaves you lost in a dark cave drone. It's not to be missed. Packaged in a folded artwork by Matt Yacoub, with an obi and an insert. [label info]
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Booby Mason + Obozdur -- "Home Tapers & Collage Monsters" -- CD-R -- €6
2014 Heart-Shaped Box Prod., HSB-072, (ltd. 20)
Homemade tape experiments. Sounds of different nature. Obozdur - base material. Booby Mason subsequent processing. [label info]
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Borghi, Andrea -- "Vetrale" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 Observatoire, obs * instrument|(e65) 044, (ltd. 65)
Andrea Borghi: modified turntable, elaborated glass discs, computer, effects. "VETRALE investigates the connection between space and matter through generated sound as an item for their integration/interaction. Technology and electronic is used to focus on frequency fields and sound details otherwise inaudible. The sound becomes tactil, the matter audible. Ideal follow up as a personal research on material sounds begins with Omaggio a Lucio Fontana (2010) and continues with Vetrale (2011) as a performing act that expresses an idea of Sonorous Spatialism." [label info]
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Borisov, Alexei -- "Multiviza" -- CD -- €10
2007 Laton, Laton 046
Anthology of live recordings of Alexei Borisov, following after the similar F.R.U.I.T.S. CD released two years ago, appears to be the essential thing. Well, everybody know that his live sets are very different from the studio-albums, but it's just the way the things should be because his albums are usually devoted to something that can't be represented live, even if there is no real technical problems exists. The geography of touring shedules is impressive, but one can wonder if his music can fit in such a different kind of concerts and audiences. Just have a look through the list: Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Barcelona) and BuduArt (Tomsk). There are more noisy, harsh and unstructured pieces reminding the installations of Achim Wollscheid or kitschy glitch from Mego and Raster-Noton series in the same time, suddenly dissolved into haunting guitar improvisations, warped by unarticulated mumbling and fastened by broken beat collages. Is it possible to imagine within the same track? Well, there will be always good to hear overloaded blasts of ultra-frequencies, so you will not get bored definitely! For those of you who just like me were leaving the concert with a sense of pity for absence the album-versions, now is the time to take over. Perfectly balanced and carefully selected, this is the best ever Borisov's album. [Dmitry Vasilyev, Independent Electronic Music]

Borisov, Alexei and HEC -- "Live in Paris" -- CD-R -- €5
2008 Sickcore, SC-015, (ltd. 200)
Experimental noise.
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Borisov, Alexey + K.K.Null -- "Xenoglossia" -- CD -- €9
2003 Insofar Vapor Bulk, IVBCD11
Collaboration between Russian soundartist Alexey Borisov (Nochnoy Prospekt, F.R.U.I.T.S.) and Japanese electronic musician K.K.Null (Zeni Geva). Crackling and squeaking microwave electronics, digital noises and weird beats, cool experimental work.

Borisov, Alexei & Anton Mobin -- "Try To Crawl Out Of It" -- CD -- €9
2013 Mathka
Experimental electronics.

Borisov, Alexei & Olga Nosova -- "Samsa for a Friend (remixed by Yura Gorodezkii" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Heart-Shaped Box, HSB-095, (ltd. 30)
Experimental sound collage. Pro-CDR, 30 copies. [label info]
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Bosemann, Karl -- "Euphoria Mitte" -- CD -- €9
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv32, (ltd. 500)
With the whole bunch of very limited edition releases on such labels as Tosom, Domestic Violence Recordings, Verato Project and the luxurious LP made by Youdonthavetocallitmusic, the name of german musician Karl Bösmann is emerging since 2003. This is his second real CD after "Unton" (2005, Badbeatz Records) and includes several new compositions, showing the maturity and intensity of his prolific talent... Karl Bösmann (*1965) works and lives in Germany near Frankfurt. Karl Bösmann irritates. His name alone, which reminds of Kafka's wayfarer to America, Karl Rossmann, is ambiguous. A mixture of sinister and "typical german", where you can think of one of Alexander Kluge's "Case Histories", which show in particular austerity the deceitfulness of fate. In fact his debut "Das Kind in der K?che" (2004) exactly met this impression. Since 1999 he is working around a spectrum from avantgarde to contemporary music, playing with nearly all elements of these genres without sounding cliche'd. Musical influences range from AMM and Aube through Nurse With Wound and Organum to Ghe'dalia Tazarte`s and Xenakis, and so set his ambitions at a very high level. His soundscapes - published by labels such as Tosom, Domestic Violence Recordings, Verato Project and Youdonthavetocallitmusic - oscillate between programme music and abstraction, leaving no doubt about the maturity and intensity of his talent. In more prosaic words, Bösmann follows no rules. His impulse is to experiment, and to create timeless solid buildings of tones. Bösmann constructs, in the good old tradition of electroacoustic music, with instruments played by himself, and completely without the fashionable chic of a laptop: minimal repetitive passages, especially drones that vibrate in themselves, that flash, shimmer and take a character and 3D-quality of its own. Phill Niblock and Ligeti could come to the back of your mind, a resonance that is an honour to both sides. [Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy]
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Boy Dirt Car -- "Spoken Answer To A Silent Question" -- CD -- €10
2007 Aftermusic
2007 reunion recording. In one of the most unlikely reunions of recent years, seminal Milwaukee noise group Boy Dirt Car announces the release of its first new recordings since 1988. Spoken Answer To A Silent Question brings together several original members -- co-founder Darren Brown, Keith Brammer and Dan Kubinski (Die Kreuzen), T.S. Wahlen and Dave Szolwinski -- and, consistent with Boy Dirt Car's classic revolving-door lineup, brings in several newcomers, including longtime Milwaukee mainstays Peder Hedman, Karl Paloucek and Jeff Hamilton. For much of the 1980s, Milwaukee was home to Boy Dirt Car's brooding sound. Influenced as much by Wisconsin's brutal winters and the dark tales of its North Woods as by any of their avant garde contemporaries, the group forged a sound different from other so-called 'industrial' bands of the day. As one reviewer once put it, 'Boy Dirt Car creates a sound not like being in a car crash, but of being under one.' Just as it cadged its industrial instrumentation from scrapyards and roadsides, BDC culled its members from across Milwaukee's vibrant music scene of the time, building up an intense following and a reputation as one of the city's most potentially hazardous acts. At the same time, the group recorded numerous (now-legendary) cassettes and LPs which, while escaping the ears of Rolling Stone, garnered them coverage in The Wall Street Journal, and -- even more unlikely -- from late advice columnist Ann Landers. [press-release]

Bradley, Paul -- "Chroma" -- CD -- €11
2007 Twenty Hertz, TH 016
Split over seven tracks 'chroma' is a beautiful swarming forty five-minute suite of pieces. A warm, almost angelic hue of sound radiates from 'chroma' giving it a pure, optimistic feeling that only fades with the last dying notes. Weightless and saturated in it's waves of sound, all you have to do is listen. [label info]

Bradley, Paul & Cria Cuervos -- "Moraines II" -- CD -- €8
2007 SmallVoices, SVR 07025
Moraines II is a radical re-working of the limited release Moraines (Twenty Hertz / Sileat, 2006). The original recordings have been augmented, re-worked and newly mixed into an entirely different piece of music. The final result is a far heavier and more substantial work that creates a light and dark relationship with the original release and is much more than a simple 'remix' of Moraines. Glacial drones melt to liquid and degrade to static. Andrew Liles also contributes a track which that takes elements and unique contributions to twist the work into his own personal sound world. Packaged in a textured digisleeve. [press-release]

Brain Fork -- "Beast Water" -- CD-R -- €8
BioSonar^EleKtro - 001, (ltd. 101)
Soundtrack to a horror-movie for robots about a robot-werewolf turning into human at night, hesitant in its hysterical impossibility of overcoming the program error. Or maybe deformed Muslimgauze praising a plastic bottle. Anyway, something mysteriously wandering in the electro-analogue labyrinth of rhythmic noise. Full-colour A5 sleeve. [label info]

Brandal, Andreas -- "Drive Home With A Hammer" -- CD -- €10
2005 Quasi Pop Records, QPOP CD036, (ltd. 500)
The first full-length CD release by Norwegian noise artist Andreas Brandal. He has been making music with various bands and projects since the late 80's and released a several 7" and LPs on famous Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound as solo artist, as well as a partisipant of improv-noise duo Larmoyant. Andreas is also known as an active live performer, he has various live collaborations and recordings with different artists, such as Masami Akita aka Merzbow, Bruce Russell (The Dead C, A Handful Of Dust), Jon Hegre (Jazzkammer), Kjetil D. Brandsdal (Noxagt), Maja Ratkje (Spunk, Fe-Mail), Zbigniew Karkowski and others. "Drive Home With A Hammer" was released in November 2005 by the Ukrainian label Quasi Pop and represents the powerfull and impressive audio work, created with a both vintage analogue equipment and modern computer tools. The album sounds very deep, organic structured and "analogue", because of hisses, brutal tape loops and "glitches" are the constant ingredients of Andreas output. The structure of tracks is clear and irregular at the same time, the music flows freely, but not quiet, because it is created with both composition and improvisation methods. [press release]
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Brandkommando -- "Keine Arbeit Macht Frei!" -- CD -- €11
2007 Beast Of Prey, bop 4.4, (ltd. 350)
New album of our Polish project BRANDKOMMANDO. Over 60 minutes of Hard ride now with hars vocals in power electronics vein! Walls of merciless noise, distortions and extremes that BRANDKOMMANDO doesn't save. "Keine Arbeit Mach Frei!" is a vision of fear, pain, hunger and suffering of man forced to live in death camps during world war two. Thousands of people that faced unhuman suffering and terror, violence and humiliation. "Keine Arbeit Mach Frei!" it's a vision of work and death camps. Unconventionally released album. Line of printed paper folded to 13cm x 18cm size. Special formed paper with vertical cut for closing the package. Package hand cutted and folded, hand numbered to 350 copies. [press-release]
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Brandkommando -- "Nasz Ukochany Kraj" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Beast Of Prey, bop 3.5, (ltd. 200)
Power harsh noise. New album of BRANDKOMMANDO "Nasz Ukochany Kraj" - 50 minutes of dewastation, extreme view of political situation and world around. No mercy, sharply and directly. Unconventional issue: Package made from white plastic folded in three pieces to 150 x 150 mm format, professionally made cdr. [label info]
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Brandkommando -- "Welcome to Paradise" -- CD-R -- €7
Tosom, TOSOM XX-006, (ltd. 150)
New full-length of Polish artist. This time the author turned his attention to the joyless reality of the African continent: the cannibal presidents Amin Dada and Jahn Bedel Bokassa, dictator of Zaire marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa za Banga, apartheid and neo-colonialism. Anti-political power electronics, piercing feedbacks, distorted synths, wild noises. Colour cardboard sleeve + 2 photo inserts. [YAOP]
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Brasil -- "Wander Till Spring" -- CD -- €9
2006 Nefryt / Cat Sun, N 015 / CSD001, (ltd. 365)
First CD from Nefryt! It's a side project two musicians from One Inch Of Shadow. They used a lot of acoustic instruments: bells, cymbals, trumpet, lingatone, bontempi, flutes, didjeridoo, drums, xylophone, mandoline, broken trombone... + old electronic stuff, tape recorder & voice. Subtle & esoteric sounds, psychedelia, delicate rhythms... sadness & melancholy. Nice A5 gatefold cover. Limited & numbered to 365 copies. Reedition of very rare CDR with a new tracks. [press-release]
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Breaking The Will -- "Choosing Death" -- CD -- €10
2015 Terror, TR-12 / Narcolepsia, narco062
First full length album in discography of this harsh noise artist from USA. The sounds that were recorded to tapes, released during 5 years of activity, were not only visible and audible in excessive sea of information and sounds, but always attracted attention with truly high quality and well done cut-up harsh noise. This conceptual release was in plans for several years already and is finally out. Almost 40 minutes of preparation, execution, playing, destroying and annihilation is documented in this digipak CD, released in 300 copies. Choosing Death mood varies from darker droney parts and field recordings to openly aggressive and fast cut-up harsh noise. Without a doubt the strongest work of Breaking the Will to date. [label info]
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Brewer, Spencer -– "The Piper's Rhythm" -- CD -- €12
1991 Narada Equinox, CD-3018
New Age / Ambient from early 90-ies with lush arrangements and jazz motives. [YAOP]

Brighter Death Now -- "Breaking Down Nihil" -- CD -- €25
2009 Der Angriff, Angriff Nr. 37, (ltd. 150)
This release was made to support the russian shows of Brighter Death Now tour "Breaking Down Nihil!" which took place in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg in September 2009th. It is limited to 150 copies and intended for sale on these shows only. Tracks 1-2 featuring Anthesteria & Lamia Vox. Tracks 3-4-5-6 featuring Bardoseneticcube & 414. Those contributors have played onstage with BDN in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg respectively. Tracks versions presented on this release have been recorded and mixed by the artists in their studios during preparations for the live shows using BDN original backgrounds as the source tracks. [press-release]

Brighter Death Now -- "Breaking Down Nihil - Live" -- 2 CD -- €18
2011 Der Angriff, Nr. 39, (ltd. 450)
Der Angriff and Indiestate Distribution proudly present a very special 2CD release of one of the most influential and famous power electronics projects in the world, a favourite child of Cold Meat Industry mastermind Roger Karmanik - Brighter Death Now. Recorded live during short Russian tour made in September 2009, it is unique since the lineup was made of Russian artists and only Roger himself was a part of the common European live incarnation of BDN. The persons behind Anthesteria and LamiaVox have joined him in Moscow while the guys from Bardoseneticube and 414 were together with him on stage in St.Petersburg. The basic parts of the tracks have been sent to them all in advance, so they have prepared their own vision of this material, thus it was nothing like a spontaneous improvisation or jam-session, but pure conceived and well-organized collaboration. Both shows have been recorded on a multi-channel devices, then carefully mixed and mastered, so the final quality is close to the studio one without losing any bit of the raw energy of live performance. The result is a very fresh and unexpected look on the well-known BDN compositions such as "Innerwar", "PayDay" and "Testing" which should be interested not only for devoted followers of the project but for the wider audience of power electronics / death industrial fans. The real gem in our roster, not to be missed! The release is limited to 450 copies and comes in a special embossed foldout envelope with cardboard inner sleeves. CD 1: MOSCOW (24-09-2009): Innerwar / Oh what a night / Payday / I wanna die / Destroy / I hate you. CD 2: SAINT-PETERSBURG (28-09-2009): First floor / Testing / Leave me alone / Dodsambient / There is nothing left in this world / Female blood. [press-release] Mastered by Kshatriy.

Brighter Death Now -- "Breaking Down Nihil - Live" -- 2 CD -- €25
2011 Der Angriff, Nr. 39, (ltd. 50)
Special edition of the release which is limited to 50 copies, it contains embroidered BDN patch and sealed with a BDN logo wax stamp.

Brinstaar -- "Infotswetock" -- CD -- €10
2011/2014 Kotä Records, 01, (ltd. 450)
Here is what Brinstaar told us about this album: "I was creating Infotswetock using my guitar and some pedals, you can hear a synth I used in some tracks, it seems to be Polivoks as far as I remember. I had nowhere to play at that time, so I grabbed up my stuff and get it to the work office, and play the music when I had a break (and by the way, I want to say thanks to all colleagues and owners for the great patience they paid to me)... I made a creation process in the way of playing with hardware for a while to the moment I got sound I liked, then I get myself deep into sonar meditation. I improvised until I had my mind completely off, then I push the record button and get a condensed and intensive version in a right state of mind. Every track holds a several lines recorded in this way. For 2 years, while I was working on the album, I made hundreds of tracks, then I started to collect the coolest ones of them… then I dreamed a name Infotswetock, and that is how it was born... At the same time something happened with my perception, I’ve started to see patterns and structures everywhere, especially on people faces. I’ve thought about the nature of this patterns, and realized that it can be just another layer of the reality interpretation in my mind. Nothing magic, but pretty beautiful..." [press-release] Transparent plastic pack with silk screen.
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Brizbomb -- "SSREC#006" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Somnolent Shelter Records, SSREC#006
No keyboards, no sequencers, no samples, no computer, no pre-recorded material, no strings. Only a man and a rack full of devices. Spacy underwater drone noise ambient in vein of Inade or Herbst9 recorded 100% live without overdubs. Jewel case. [YAOP]

Broitmann, Eric -- "Carnets Africains" -- CD -- €12
2013 Observatoire, obs * akusma | 048 cd, (ltd. 200)
Eric Broitmann is a composer and a performer of acousmatic music. He is mainly interested in the sound material and develops levels of perception that highlight it. He guides the listener at edge of reality, and plays with that ambiguity to open to listening. His works have been played in several international Festivals: Forum de la jeune creation musicale, Foliesphonies, Elektrophonie festival, Espace du Son de Musique et Recherche, Synthese festival, Palais de Tokyo, France Musique, Futura festival and at the GRM. In addition to his activities as a composer and a performer, he organizes events: concerts, discovery-concerts, creative residencies for non initiated persons. He mainly works with Motus. He also leads mutual creation residencies with the collectif Adelaide & Co (photographers, video makers, visual artists, directors, composers). During the past two years (2012,2013), he's been working for the GRM (Group of Musical Research) on the European project "Compose With Sound", which aims at developing the access to electroacoustic creation for young audiences. He also works on performing arts and live music... This triptych, whose main material has been collected throughout sound journeys Eric Broitmann made on the African continent, interrogates both memory and perception. It's a founding project of his composition practise, a project that echoes large parts of his past and illustrates a trip that is both personal and compositional. It represents the fine, fragile path one follows while travelling… It holds the memory of sounds the composer brought back from there, sounds that little by little have dissociated themselves from the present. And then, it also holds everything one brings with oneself, in the luggage of one's life: Music; Literature; Painting; the living ones, the dead ones. All those things intertwine in a composition and builds a new and modified perception. The journey gets crowded, deviates, polyphonic, a multiple dialogue... [press-release]
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Brume -- "After The Battle (A Chronicle Of The Joy Of Life)" -- CD -- €14
2009 EE Tapes, EE18, (ltd. 300)
Christian Renou, leading master of audio suspense is back under his familiar alias Brume. Following 'something old & new' on Elsie and Jack, here is a full brand new solo work: 'After the battle', an amazing visual journey in sound that captures you from the first seconds right to the very end! Whether all this was created analog/digital or mixed seems irrelevant, Brume keeps surprising his audience in the best possible way, as if he has never been away…… Viva Brume! Goldprint on helldark blue relief cardboard featuring artwork by US artist Jonathan Canady. Including the official Brume/C.Renou discography, with big cheers to the Grandsons of Elsie and Jack! [press-release]

Brume -- "Anastomose & Other Stories" -- CD -- €10
2013 Nefryt, N 023, (ltd. 444)
A collection of rare Brume tracks previously unreleased on CD. "Anastomose 1 & 2" was previously released as a picture 10" LP by Ant-Zen in 1996 and remastered from DAT-master in March 2013. "Seven Trumpets" was previously released as a cassette by Voluntary Whores in the end of 2012 and remixed, overdubbed in March 2013. "Charlemagne the 33rd" was previously released as a 7" EP called "Charlemagne" by Membrum Debile Propaganda in 1997. Side one was remastered from DAT-master in March 2013. A5 gatefold cover. [label info]
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Brume -- "Battery Hens Sabotage" -- CD -- €20
1992 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 001, (ltd. 498)

Brume -- "Drafts Of Collisions" -- CD -- €14
1997 Crowd Control Activities, Crowded 02
Series of ambience and sounds sculptures as a continuos evolution. Good "Concrete Music". [Old Europa Cafe]

Brume -- "Hysterical" -- CD-R -- €18
1999 Transfixional Entertainment, fix009, (ltd. 250)
A collection of rarities, remastered and alternative versions of compilation tracks and exclusive material recorded by Brume in 1989-1997.
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Brume -- "No-Thing" -- CD -- €18
1991 Staalplaat / Soleilmoon Recordings, STLTD 06, (ltd. 500)

Brume -- "Normal" -- CD -- €16
1998 Release Entertainment, RR 6999-2

Brume -- "Xeros" -- CD -- €16
1993 Korm Plastics, kip-002

Brume -- "Zona Ventille" -- CD -- €16
2001 Elsie & Jack Recordings, #:008, (ltd. 1000)
When this CD was released, it was considered the last published work by Brume... Jewel-case with a sticker.

Brume -- "Accident de Chasse" -- CD -- €10
2007 Waystyx Records, WR51, (ltd. 375)
We have the proud to announce that we began to realize 13 CD Brume Anthology. Christian Renou made the extract of common Brume history from 1978 to 2000. It consists of totally remastered tape releases and rarest live recordings and a big amount of unreleased material. This is the 1st CD, originally recorded in 1988/89 and released on cassette in 1989 by Tonspur Tapes. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "Stable" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR54, (ltd. 375)
This is the 4th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. C. Renou - electronics, tapes, voices, mix. Track #1 was recorded in real time in the studio: programming, 3-string guitar + effects. Track #6 is alien stuff called "Erection in Church" from Nihilistic Recordings compilation cassette. Because of the destruction of the original master, this recording was revisited and remastered from a bad quality cassette copy. Produced in 1995 by Bandaged Hand Produce. Reworked and digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "Les Victimes Sont Dangereuses" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR56, (ltd. 375)
This is the 6th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. C. Renou - all instruments. Compiled, recorded and mixed at Brume Rec. in 1996-97. Ultrasonic mastering by Richard Johnson / Atmoject. Originally produced by Atmoject as a limited edition CD-R in 1998. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "Moll" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR57, (ltd. 375)
This is the 7th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. C. Renou - all instruments, tapes, mix, Marie-France - voice. Compiled, recorded and mixed at Brume Rec. in 1999. Originally produced by Prion Tapes as a limited edition CD-R in 1999. Remastered from the DAT-master at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. Dedicated to Philip K. Dick. [label info]
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Brume -- "Lost in Karrack" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR58, (ltd. 375)
This is the 8th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. A compilation of rare/unedited tracks. C. Renou - all instruments, tapes, voice. Remastered from the DAT-master at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "Live With or Without Audience" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR60, (ltd. 375)
This is the 10th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. Live recordings from 4 performances held in 1985-1988. Remastered from the cassette and reel-to-reel masters at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "In Death We Trust! / Programm T4" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR61, (ltd. 375)
This is the 11th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. Tracks 1-8 recorded in 1987 and produced by Underground Prods in 1998. Track 9 recorded in 1986. Remastered from original cassette masters at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "Drug" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR62, (ltd. 375)
This is the 12th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. "Drug" (parts 1-7) was basically recorded in 1999 and released as a limited edition CD-R by Blade Rec. in 1999. Track 8 was basically recorded in 1986 and released as a limited edition cassette by Brume Rec. in 1998. Tracks 9-10 were the very last stuff recorded in 1999 under the name of Brume. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "The Prehistoric Tapes" -- CD -- €10
2008 Waystyx, WR63, (ltd. 375)
This is the 13th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. "These recordings were the very first electronic experiments I made, just after I gace up Uria, and just before I create Brume. The main stuff was inspired by music like Heldon, Suicide... but also progressive music and German kraut-rock." Recorded from 1979 to 1983 at Primitive Studio and Brume Rec. Remastered from "dusty tapes", reprocessed at Brume Rec., winter 2006. [label info]
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Brume -- "Anthology" -- 13 CD box -- €120
2008 Waystyx, WR50, (ltd. 100)
13 CD Brume anthology, consisting of releases from WR51 to WR63 in special box with red silkscreen, limited edition 100 copies. For people who bought all 13 CDs separately an empty box with black silkscreen is available for free.

Brume -- "Emergence" -- 2 CD -- €12
2009 Waystyx, WR65
"These 2 CDs could be played together on 2 CD players, both should be connected to a single usual Hi-Fi amp in order to get some dephasings & maximum effects as well as sound was distilled during the E.P.E. 1990 year installation". Reissue of a double-cassette released by Old Europa Cafe (OEC 016) in 1990. Contains soundtrack for E.P.E. installation created from water sounds.
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Brume & TBC -- "House Unwillently" -- CD-R -- €7
2001 Wachsender Prozess, WP 05
Collaboration work between Brume & tbc from sold out LP record. You'll hear a rich varity of diffrent industrial styles: rhythmical, droning, cut-up and even melodical parts in short compositions. It's electro-acustic music with a popular feeling. [label info]

Brume & Vrischika -- "s/t" -- CD -- €14
1998 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 016, (ltd. 500)
Second co-operation by Brume and Vrischika after the MCD out on Brume's own label. An ethno-industrial moisture with a wide range of ambients. [label info]

Bruno Swiatlocien -- "Czern I Cien II" -- CD -- €10
2015 New Experimental Art, NEA 002
The new album Bruno SWIATLOCIEN, czern i cien II, music and lyrics by Bronislaw Ehrlich. On the new album has 9 songs in the style of Dark Wave, Cold Wave, Noise or ambient. Candid message, the music of a noise mantras, uncompromising lyricism, is the essence of what we do on the album Czern i Cien II. In the music of Group Bruno SWIATLOCIEN can find something fans of early Swans, Kiling joke, Joy Division and Blood Axis. The first album of the band in Music Magazine, beside Wierze Fabryk was deemed album of the year 2013. New material already has similar quotes in the connoisseurs of music in reviews. Responsible for the production of discs Michal Miegon is known for its many projects, especially bands like Shipyard and Kiev Office. [press-release]

Bruta Non Calculant -- "Instinct" -- CD -- €10
2015 Dark Vinyl, DV62
Instinct is a wonderfully discomfiting album, but not in the self-conscious way so often seen and heard in post-industrial genres. Supremely weird and difficult to categorize, it meanders through minimal synth and folk, techno and industrial, grabbing handfuls of the worst vibes from each genre and combining them to form a slurry of miserable vocals and beats both druggy and danceable without the slightest hint of irony. In a sense, Bruta Non Calculant is accomplishing what so many artists in the much-maligned witch house genre set out to do and ultimately failed at, falling into k-holes of late 80s/early 90s nostalgia and Tumblr posturing. Though at times it’s hard to believe that Instinct is a recent album, it lacks any “retro” affectations, or any affectations, period. It’s brutally honest, and wields that honesty like a subtle sledgehammer. Use all the Third Reich samples or autopsy photos you like, but listening to Instinct is like sitting alone at a dingy club in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, and realizing you’ve been drugged. [Rebecca C. Brooks, Heathen Harvest]
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Buben -- "Prayers Of Steel - Prologue" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 T'an! Kaven!! Ash!!!, Ash!!! 025, (ltd. 100)
Vladislav Buben, the acknowledged industrial ambient presents his new album Prayers Of Steel-Prologue. Vladislav Buben - musician, promoter, artist, creator of some radio and art projects from Belarus. Vladislav represents TV show about alternative electronic music "Called for the electricians" on local MTV (Belarus). During 7 years Vlad represented radio show 'The Lost World' (the oldest radio show in Belarus about extreme & alternative music) and Radio "Mir" 107.1 FM. Vladislav is a main coordinator of Lostworld webzine and label. [label info]

Buben -- "Vim" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 T'an! Kaven!! Ash!!!, Ash!!! 024, (ltd. 100)
Experimental Electronic | Ambient. Vladislav Buben the acknowledged industrial ambient musician, promoter, artist, creator of radio and art projects from Belarus presents his new album Vim. Comes in jewel case with full-colour insert. [label info]

Buckettovsissors -- "Brain Erase" -- CD-R -- €7
Produck
Droney rough noise, almost atmospheric dark ambient! Recording of a gig performed in a small railway carriage with the use of reverb made of a tin can. Sleeve. [YAOP]

Buckner, Thomas / Edyta Fil / Ilia Belorukov / Alexey Lapin / Juho Laitinen -- "Bewitched Concert" -- CD -- €9
2011 Intonema, int002, (ltd. 300)
The second step we took was the album Bewitched Concert by international quintet Thomas Buckner (USA), Edyta Fil (Poland), Ilia Belorukov, Alexey Lapin (both Russia) and Juho Laitinen (Finland). This is a record of a concert that took place at the Experimental Sound Gallery on November 6th, 2009. Spontaneously arising cast nothing negotiating played music rather reminiscent of academic music with some adds of free improvisation elements and acoustic drone... "It may feel strange but everything that played and sung on this album is very natural for instruments and voice - despite cello solo in Epilogue (performed with extravagant technique of string over-pressing which reminds Pierre Henri's classical Variations for a Door and a Sigh) and Buckner's shaman roaring. It makes a deceptive impression that this music can be easily notated by conventional way and if having a great desire - even can be performed according to that notation. Perhaps, only Deep Listening founded by Buckner's compatriot (and probably a friend) Pauline Oliveros, sounds comparatively similar. Ilia Belorukov describes the concert atmosphere as "academic" and quite calm though, the performance form reminds the first movement of Witold Lutoslawski's Second symphony Hesitant - when you listen to it you can't trace that it invisibly involves you into a vortex of very fast music in which all sound events - like granules in the computer music - merge in one unique timbre." (Dmitry Ukhov, from CD booklet)
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Buffett, Peter -- "Lost Frontier" -- CD -- €10
1991 Narada Mystique, CD-2012
Amazing New Age / Ambient inspired by the Wild West landscapes. [YAOP]

BUG -- "Sediment" -- 2 CD-R -- €15
2015 Attenuation Circuit, ACL 1007 / Brainhall, Brainhall 12, (ltd. 70)
BUG: Andreas Glauser (manipulated mixing desks, organ, field recordings), Christian Bucher (drums, percussion). A live recording of a concert from BUG in the theater Chur was the starting point for this new production. The recorded material made it possible to select tracks from the concert as a remix in modified, compressed or omitted forms, to rework and redefine the improvised music of BUG as individual pieces, and to develop their ideas in post-production. The whole concert of BUG, which was recorded this evening, is on CD2. This procedure is not only interesting for BUG, which plays improvised music concerts since 2001 exclusively, but also an exciting experience for an attentive audience which would like to embark on a musical experiment. For the live recording at the Theater Chur, BUG had the opportunity to engage the Dutch musician, composer and sound designer Jeroen Visser, who lives in Zurich and worked with the likes of The Ex and Tom Cora. The artist Julia Kälin designed the limited edition double CD as a kind of “multiple”, which was made with stamp printing on textile. [press-release]
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Building 33 -- ".End." -- CD-R -- €5
CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)

Bumsteinas, Arturas -- "My Own Private Bayreuth" -- CD -- €9
2011 HotelMariaKapel

Bumsteinas, Arturas -- "Organ Safari Lituanica" -- CD -- €10
2016 Intonema, int019, (ltd. 200)
We are happy to introduce you Arturas Bumsteinas, a composer from Lithuania! This is our second collaboration with him since he participated in the making of our first release Wozzeck "Act III: Comics". A new Arturas’ solo release continues his series of organ works. During Summer 2015 he has visited 20 Lithuanian cities with Gaile Griciute who improvised on a church organ. Arturas has written 3 compositions based on the recorded material where he researched sound details and specificities of different organs along with their sound in the space. [label info]
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Bumsteinas, Arturas -- "Stories From Organ Safari" -- CD -- €9
2010 Lithuanian New Music Communication Center, NMKC 007
Free improvisation / Neoclassic. "Organ Safari is an ongoing project which was started in year 2008 by...Arturas Bumšteinas. Since then he is traveling around Europe and recording sounds of various organs in churches, concert halls, record stores, streets, music schools and other locations. From these collected recordings artist has built an extensive sound archive which serves as an important source for his various acoustic and electronic compositions, improvisations and collaborations that involve other musicians..." [sleeve notes]

Bunker / Gorngolz -- "Ashes" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 UFA Muzak, UFA26, (ltd. 91)
Heavy Electronics. The Iron Birth of the new archetype pervaded before edge by memory about "good" times. Ashes in our blood is degenerated... sickness, hunger. Too late. Black as Hell BUNKER's work is a fury in burning captivity. 4 pulsing heavy electronics bullets. Nightmareish record. In vision of endless murder... defect tape... controled bile. GORNGOLTZ is asphyxiating gas noise... cut the vein... mass kill like cattle. 3 deep cuts. The secret burning pages of the terrible will. Else more? 7 + 1 tracks, 35 minutes, black glossy envelope with 8 page black & white booklet. [label info]
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Bunker / Pugna -- "Live at ESG-21 SPb 12.10.07" -- 3"DVD-R -- €14
2008 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT33, (ltd. 168)
Half-hour long concert film from two Russian projects. Bunker - totalitarian Power Electronics with genocidal video from 3rd Reich archive. Pugna - shamanistic Drone Industrial plus ritual animation. Black/white picture and clean stereo-sound. Limited to 168 copies. Package designed by UFA Muzak & KERPG. You're dead. [press-release]

Burning Star Core -- "Blood Lightning 2007" -- CD -- €10
2007 No Fun Productions, NFP12
Creeping drones, strange mutilated vocal incursions, and compositions full of unidentifiable sounds both acoustic and electronic. Another classic in sound exploration from the mind of Mr. C. Spencer Yeh. This is the sound of humanity looking into the depth of their soul searching for a reason to continue fighting the daily maze of homo sapien life. The three sisters on the front cover of this album all have the "mark of the devil". Like all No Fun Productions cd's comes in the deluxe classic mini-gatefold style no fun CD case. [label info]

Buttercup Insurgent -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
Smell The Stench
Hypnotizing Harsh Noise Wall and necrophiliac Dark Ambient from the UK-based musician. Sleeve. [YAOP]

Bymel, Ofer & Büttner, Gregory -- "Ripsnorter" -- CD-R -- €8
2012 Observatoire, obs * y | instrument 031, (ltd. 250)
Collaboration of Israel drummer and experimentalist Ofer Bymel with German sound artist Gregory Büttner. The album contains two long improvisations, the first recorded in Gastatelier Fleetinsel (where Ofer got an artist residency for one month) and the second recorded live at "Blurred Edges" Festival in 2010 in Hamburg. There with Ofer breathes through his instrument and handles it with a lot of extended techniques; Gregory plays his sounds using a laptop through small loudspeakers which he prepares or plays with resonating objects. As a result the record gives an impression of a perfect melting of acoustic and electronic sounds. [label info]
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C.C.C.C. -- "Chaos is the Cosmos" -- CD -- €10
2007 Cold Spring Records, CSR79CD
Japanese Noise. We are very proud to announce the return of C.C.C.C. to Cold Spring (after their outstanding album 'Flash' in 1996). This is also the first album from C.C.C.C. in 10 years! This cult Japanese Noise group is made up of Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro, YBO2, South Saturn Delta), Mayuko Hino, Fumio Kosakai (Hijokaidan, Incapacitants), and Ryuichi Nagakubo (Tangerine Dream Syndicate). An absolutely essential album for those with a penchant for extreme Japanoise. Just under 45 minutes of music. [press-release]
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c.j. mind & man ufo (eXperiment) -- "eXtrasensory" -- CD-R -- €9
2007 Ambiroad Records, AR01

c.j. mind & man ufo (eXperiment) -- "Source" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-24, (ltd. 500)
If you like music of Steve Roach - you will like it too!... The natural beginning of all life on the Earth intertwines with estrangement pressing on the person the incomprehensible power of an external world (space). Too extraneous and severe really to be a monastery of each of us, as if a mourning bed-sheet swallowed light. In this contradiction, someone finds something attractive for search of the external forms not similar to ours, but probably forgets that its house, a family and surrounding close friends as anybody another is important to him. And being behind an understanding side, and remains not untangled ball drawing to only when on it is unique a question exciting you to you by all means (here and now) it is necessary to receive it is unique a right answer... Stay in a womb, a birth, individual search of sense of existence, leaving in the other world. Spring (awakening) before fading in a cold twilight of mature autumn (death). All is marvelously simple. After all the, Nature does not suffer intervention in its nature. When it exists without our presence - flows and sounds absolutely other light. But the Creator comes and by a wave of an invisible conductor's baton twists a surprising pattern on beauty, in which the voice of a far-far star is audible... The teamwork purpose (the present album) consisted, first of all, in desire to grope some integrity of a universe and attempt to find room for this perception in presented on seventy five minutes of a music material. [press-release]
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Cages -- "Folding Space" -- CD -- €10
2009 Cold Spring, CSR121CD
Post-Rock / Experimental. There is nothing fun or pedestrian about dreams that are uncompromising to the point of reality. The shaking notes that make up "Folding Space" were recorded by two people holed up in their whole respective imaginations of visions of loops, layers and pleading lyrics. It is stubborn but not ugly, nearly one hour of music set in studios buried by blizzards of the American Great Lakes region... Cages is Nola Ranallo and David Bailey. They practiced, moved apart, relayed tapes through the mail, revised the entire damned thing, and then rejoined to capture every last seizure on this record. They sought sounds from the same dreams that give fools belief and colorfully punctuate the nights of the sanest. It's sometimes pretty ("Lost Lipids") or crushing ("Psalm to Mother"; "If It Flies, It Dies") or left hanged in the speakers ("Dying"). There are elements of dreamy ether and discomfort rather than the easy choruses and catchphrases of the most collected and consumed art form. And, then, you'll find a song radiating another thing entirely. (sweetness? The Devil's hand?)... Live, the duo transfers their forged and found music into a very personal presentation that soars above the casually talking show-goers, the poor man's jazz bands, and the art house showboats. Patrons and fellow musicians are pulled in; sounds are pushed out but never apart... "Folding Space" is a foot to the honest and hard road, which can quickly cut away the uncurious and reward the rest like the tapes listened to repeatedly in the fevers of your youth. Please mull and judge, and add to the tops or bottoms of the lists you think necessary. And know the visions backing this elaborate music were recorded and are performed for a primary reason: to exist freely. [Justin Kern]
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Calabi-Yau -- "Compactified" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-19, (ltd. 650)
Calabi-Yau (called in the names of two mathematicians (Eugenio Calabi) and (Shing-Tung Yau )) spaces may be that microscopic shape, deep inside the hidden dimensions of string theory. There are many such spaces… According to string theory, space-time isn't 4-dimensional as you might expect, but 10-dimensional. Where are the extra six dimensions? One answer is that they're "compactified": roughly speaking, rolled up into such a small space as to be unobservable at human scales. You are in the forest, it is night, and in a moment you are in space, exploring the phenomena, for which there is no explanation and knowledge in our days…And You hear the sound of loquacious water far away from You. The sky is in front of You…You can observe all the planets to be clearly. And there are plenty of animals around You, which You've never seen before, which are so close, that they are almost touching You. Thought is equal to movement, there is no difference between them. There is only one way to understand these visions… It is possible because of "calabi-yau", spontaneous movements and feelings inside myriads of spaces… [press-release]
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Calarco, Juan Jose & Velez, David -- "Bahias" -- CD -- €10
2011 Semperflorens, sf06, (ltd. 500)
On December of 2009 Juan Jose Calarco and David Velez captured sound from bays near the cities of Buenos Aires and NYC respectively. They exchanged files for over two years until mid 2011 when the piece was finalized. The artists wanted to explore the opposite weather conditions as an element of difference and the site where they will record (bays) as an element of concurrence to support their site recording work. On the compositional process the artists make gestural and intuitive use of those recordings based on mere formal and aesthetic considerations: Concrete sounds used as material to build new experiences on the listener's conscience where the perception of space and time is altered and distorted under artistic acoustic means. [label info]
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Camisole -- "Claustrophobic Education" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 Bone Structure, Bone 116, (ltd. 66)

Candor Chasma -- "Rings" -- CD -- €9
2012 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 152, (ltd. 300)
Candor Chasma is the new electronic Italian duo of Corrado Altieri (Monosonik, Uncodified) and Simon Balestrazzi (T.A.C., Dream Weapon Ritual). The band name comes from outer space (Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons in the Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars) and their debut album is a 5-part hallucinogenic voyage inside analogue whirls, multilayered textures made of tapes and white noise, psychedelic frequencies and cerebral ambient-noise. With the duo rewrites and revises old school industrial, creating contemporary hypnotic atmospheres and up to date power-electronics explosions yet making full reference to the experimental side of the grey area. For sure a project that will appeal to all the fans of good old-school sounds. [press-release]
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Candyman And Evil Flowers -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Still*Sleep, CDR07
One more project of Russian musician [S] known for Exit In Grey, Five Elements Music, Sister Loolomie, etc... Under this name he explores more dense sounding side of drone ambient music, sometimes even bordering with noise, but still driven by emotions. The closest analogues are Maeror Tri and Troum albums. The lovers of these projects should really draw their attantion to this release - you won't be disappointed. The recording was done with the help of guitar, accordion, flute, voice and percussion.

Capece, Lucio -- "Less Is Less - Music For Flying And Pendulating Speakers" -- CD -- €9
2013 Intonema, int009, (ltd. 300)
Music for Flying and Pendulating Speakers - a new work by Lucio Capece, known primarily for preparing of wind instruments and post-reductionism. Currently he is focusing on a region of perception and sound being in space. In the first of two presented compositions Capece is playing in the cathedral in Bern using speakers flying on balloons, soprano saxophone and the sound of the room itself. The second part of the dis? is a piece for speakers as pendulums, moving according to the oscillation phenomena, and analog synthesizer. Filigree work based in acoustic properties of various materials and objects. [label info]
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Captain Heroin -- "Drama" -- CD-R -- €6
Onyxia, onyx006
Captain Heroin is the frolic analogue anaconda with clashing sounds of plaintive retro-electro and stomping hot vibrations of elegance. The dramatic act of Captain Heroin's artificial music seeks happiness in loneliness, sadness and madness. The electric disco sound of reluctant nausea and disturbance makes Captain Heroin the reptile that sneaks in the electronic jungle of the Garden of Eden and commands to eat from the tree of drama. The musical streamlines travel from the highest peaks of happiness into the deepest pits of despair and delirium: music from sunshine to heartbeat flat-line. [press-release]

Caramelos, Felipe -- "Se Prohibe Cantar" -- 2 CD -- €15
2007 Waystyx Records, WR31, (ltd. 423)
After few years of work recognized master of concrete sound Lt. Caramel create brand new material, devoted to slavery in contemporary Spain. And now we present this edition with 2 booklets, decorated by real silver key. [label info]
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Carved Image Of Emptiness -- "Rust In Peace" -- CD-R -- €6
2004 Evil Dead Productions, EDP003
The album by Russian musician named Kein, whose fantasy wanders with pleasure through dark corners of never-ending industrial zone. During these strolls he's accompanied by Alexander "I" (Zinc Room), who provided sound samples and photos for the artwork. The whole album sounds as a varefully directed epic movie, combining both minimal atmospheric moments and powerful rhythmic industrial symphonies with mechanically looped guitar riffs and soloing rusty metal. The album was recorded without any computers.

Carved Image Of Emptiness / Zinc Room -- "Lie, Illusions, Mystifications / Zinc 99,99" -- CD -- €10
2007 Imp. Hate Fac., IMPHF 002 / Evil Dead Productions, EDP 006
This CD contains not even a split, but in fact 2 full-length albums of two Russian industrial projects, both coming from Ekaterinburg, Ural region. Carved Image Of Emptiness isn't so easily categorized with one term, during their half of the disc the style changes in quite unpredictable manner. The album starts with an energetic industrial track with sampled distorted bass guitar (well, when you write about noise music you can't be completely sure about the sound sources, but it sounds like bass guitar here) and various samples. Then comes unhurried, sombre and serious neo-classics which changes with more "fairy" track. Then again, a neo-classical composition in which pompous martial-like "verse" (think about Der Blutharsch) alternates with totally cartoon-style "chorus" (think about "Crocodile Gena"). During the last 4 tracks the same metamorphoses happen... I think this could be a good soundtrack for some slightly naive, but thus interesting industrial movie from 80-90-ies... Zinc Room is quite another matter! Here you can feel the addiction to the old noise school: in his tracks analogue distortion (bass guitar, percussion, steel objects) blends with field recordings and samples. The recordings are mostly not aggressive (unlike, say, Japanese act K2 who uses a lot of iron as well), but somehow sadly pensive. Like an abandoned rusty factory building standing in the field and grown by weeds long ago. However the spirits of industrialization still live there and sometimes continue their mechanical activity.

CAST -- "Are Teek L" -- CD -- €10
2005 Peace Technologies, PT 002, (ltd. 500)
Denis Kaznacheev was born in 1983 in Tashtagol, Siberia. He adore music from his early childhood. He began from hip-hop and came to electronic music. His concert program started with idm project CAST when he was 18. In 2003 Denis came to Moscow, where his first album released. [label info]
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Cat'n'Bone -- "Butterfly" -- 3"CD-R -- €3
2010 self-released, (ltd. 20)
Hollow Concrete Noise Ambient with industrial taste. Sophisticated medical fetish package. [YAOP]

Cat'n'Bone -- "Sniff a Tree" -- CD-R -- €5
2010 self-released, (ltd. 8)
Art Noise / Noise Ambient with mysterious stalking atmosphere. Jewel-case with tho cards and a piece of dendromaterial. Just 8 copies!! [YAOP]

Cat.n.Bone / Ego Death -- "Unveiling The Wicked Dead Glass Behind A Curtain Of Thin Tissue Under Any Circumstances" -- 3"CD-R + 3"DVD-R -- €6
2012 self-released, (ltd. 22)

Catatonic Factum -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT45, (ltd. 45)
Painted in cold sullen colours of non-agressive Industrial, icy Space Ambient and sometimes even brutal Harsh Noise, this album is a documentary precise portrait of the civilization in the end of Kali-Yuga, the hell on Earth, the most horrible anti-utopia which became the reality. Gloomy reign of machines managing everything, zombie people dully doing their work in hope to damp their fear of themselves for at least an hour, cybersystems without masters, because everyone - from the almighty corporation heads to the last bums - are the slaves of the idiotic solidarity of weakness. Gmashes and rustles of the unknown aggregates, morse peeps, radio intercepts of office talks (which stink of depression and fear much more than any contemporary "suicide rock"). Even the appeal to the glorious pages of the national history is impregnated with pompous hollywood reek of mass-culture. A remarkable audio-film about our common concentration camp. Strongly recommended. 45 copies are packed in the pages and photos from the report of the US Mine Department of the Interior from 1973. Each copy is unique. [press-release]

Cawatana -- "Decline Of Privileges" -- CD -- €10
2015, Lichterklang, LK033, (ltd. 270)
Five years after their last sign of life the hungarian neofolk legend return with a new 6-track EP, continuing the concept that has started with the "Advocation Of Privileges" CD. [label info]
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Celer -- "Perfectly Beneath Us" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Still*Sleep, CDR22
Ultra-calm minimal harmonious drones.
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Cellerino, Edgardo Moia -- "L'Amore Che Gira Il Mondo" -- CD -- €10
2009 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD200903
Oltrelanebbiailmare is proud to introduce the solo debut CD of Edgardo Moia Cellerino, best known as Le Masque's singer. "L'amore che gira il mondo" is a collection of songs taken from various Le Masque albums, compilations and very rare and unreleased tracks. Edgardo has just got back during November from the prestigious Tenco Festival, a showcase dedicated to the most valid Italian singer-songwriters, where he received the SIAE/Club Tenco Prize as the best emerging author/songwriter with the following mention: "His lyrics are illuminated by all-consuming landscapes. His language is made of an almost embarassing extreme and refined elegance, and reminds the greatest Italian writers of the Twentieth Century, from Pavese to Buzzati. Nonetheless he defines himself just like "a polka-dot illustrator on clowns costumes". At the Tenco Festival he presented some of his songs in concert, including the new album title-track. For all the Le Masque aficionados and for all the lovers of Italian songwriting... This is a must! [label info]

Ceremony Of Innocence -- "Der Rote Glanz Der Flammenfee" -- CD-R -- €4
2008 W.A.R. Productions, WAR045 / Beverina Productions, BP051, (ltd. 150)
A neoclassical / synth ambient project by Alex Wieser (Uruk-Hai, Bonemachine, Hrossharsgrani, Hrefnesholt, etc.)

Chalk, Andrew / Ralf Wehowsky / Eric Lanzillotta -- "Yang-Tul" -- CD -- €10
1998/2016 Cold Spring, CSR220CD
A legendary sound collaboration formed of two lengthy pieces. The first track features Andrew Chalk (Mirror, Ora, Ferial Confine) gently reworking the sound materials of Ralf Wehowsky (P16.D4). A hypnotic, slowly-evolving drone with waves of mysterious sounds, static and glitches. The second piece, on the other hand, finds Ralf Wehowsky composing a frenzied journey into otherworldly realms using sound material from Andrew Chalk and Eric Lanzillotta (Eye Music). These pieces reflect a sound unique from the work of any of the three individual participants, but clearly related. Subtle, but full of detail for the willing listener. Originally issued as limited coloured vinyl only on Lanzillotta’s label Anomalous Records in 1998. Cover painting by Andrew Chalk. Remastered for CD from the original master recordings. Digipak. [label info]
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Chante Ista -- "Alaya" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Radiodrone Records, RD-05, (ltd. 80)
The first release of the project from the North Karelia - Chante Ista. Meditative sound installations from 66° 33? parallel… Anima Mundi contemplates the static icy landscapes that are sparkling by purity of perfection. Anima Mundi listens itself wandering behind the sun on the firmament's ringing emptiness. Anima Mundi inhales and exhales the northern lights, the endless energy flows. Excellent lasting dream of Alaya, that runnin through the World Space by Fiery Thought of Ultimate Beginning. [label info]
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Chaotalion -- "Tannenholzrauch" -- CD -- €7
2015 Attenuation Circuit, ACU 1004
Dark fir woods and weird pentagram-esque runes on the cover: How can the contents of this album not be a cliched, possibly black-metal influenced rendition of the idiotic “stay true to the soil” creed? Well, Alexander Marco has succeeded in tricking us all. His music on this album under the Chaotalion moniker is a vast expanse of breathing, pulsating ambient dreamscapes, cleverly evoking certain black metal genre elements, but totally eliding its ideology... Marco uses guitar and electronics to create the music on this album, but his textural approach owes a good deal to his work with not-so-musical sounds. A regular participant in the Noise Factory sessions hosted by Y-Ton-G, Marco is also schooled in musique concrete and assemblage of found sounds, and this rather constructivist approach gives this release a refreshingly sober, clear, kitsch-free touch. Actually, the album, with all its packaging and teutonic titles, might well be a conceptual ‘joke’ on certain ‘black’ aesthetics, but the music is too well-crafted to allow for an easy interpretation as a simple parody. [press-release]
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The Cherry Point -- "Misery Guts" -- CD -- €10
2004/2012 Phage Tapes, PT:194, (ltd. 500)
Reissue of a c30 released by Since 1972 back in 2004. Harsh noise at its finest. If you liked Night of the Bloody Tapes you will love this. Both tracks are full of crunch and thick layered distortion. Stop reading this and listen to the damn sample. Cover/ Art by John Wiese. [label info]
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Chiesa, David / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Emmanuel Petit / Eric La Casa -- "Belvedere Dans L'etendue" -- CD -- €9
2005 Creative Sources, CS 058 cd
"We all are in a house: "Villa Adriana", (René Quinon's house - little village - low mountain - high valley - Ardéche). A bunch of all kind of microphones are deviced in the house and amojng the landscape around the place. Each of them is plugged into a mixing desk that Eric La Casa is using during the recordings. The duration of the mix is more or less pre-decided by the 4 of us. During this amount of time, the 3 instrumentalists (alto sax, double bass, guitar) are going around, in and out of the house, following their own improvised sounds and courses throught this open expanse filled by sound-catchers - thus we all are working on the construction of a sort of abstract and tentacle-like belvedere plunged into the acoustic space of the place. This CD is the direct result of one of those mix-experiences." [label info]
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Children's Noise Orchestra of Children's Arts School #1 -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT34, (ltd. 96)
An orchestra of Children's Art School #1 of Kamensk-Uralskiy town (Siberia) pupils headed by one of the most interesting Russian noise artists (Vitaly Maklakov - Light Collapse, Kromeshna, etc.). Avant-guard post-industrial collage built on lo-fi loops, multiple samples, voices and musical fragments. Retro-futurism as psychedelic kaleidoscope from future, past, present, childhood, maturity and non-existense... Two-sided printed sleeve. [press-release]

Children's Noise Orchestra of Children's Arts School #1 -- "Floating Laundry (Tale in 3 Parts)" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT84, (ltd. 18)
On the second full length the sound of Children's Noise Orchestra has become closer to Musique Concrete / Industrial Avantgarde in best traditions of St. Petersburg's Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21). Samples of traditional instruments, domestic noises, enigmatic solos, poetry recitations. For the fans of Sergey Kuryokhin and Nikolay Soudnick. DVD-box, handmade cover. [label info]

Chrysakis, Thanos -- "Magma" -- CD -- €9
2011 Monochrome Vision, mv40, (ltd. 500)
Thanos Chrysakis' output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in 1971 in Athens, residing for the last 12 years in the UK. His work has appeared on various independent labels, and events in several countries while since 2007 he operates the Aural Terrains label. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental sounds, focusing on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter. His works were selected at the international competition De musique et d'art sonore electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005 and in 2006 at the 7th international electroacoustic competition Musica Viva in Lisbon. His current performing projects are collaborations with Wade Matthews, James O'Sullivan, Dario Bernal-Villegas, and Jerry Wigens. "Magma" is nearly half hour long electroacoustic piece, recorded in 2011 and presenting one of the best compositions by the artist. For this work, he extensively uses electronic devices, acoustic sounds and field recordings. The music on this cd breaks the boundaries between experimental electronics, electroacoustic, glitch, microsound and ambient, as myriades of colliding sounds coalesce and interact in a minimal, abstract sonic dramaturgy. [press-release]
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Church Of Howling Dog / Prognostic Zero -- "Across The Road / Ver.0.02.013." -- CD-R -- €7
2013 Evil Dead Productions, EDP 012
Split of two Russian projects from Ekaterinburg. Church Of Howling Dog (side-project of mr. Kein from Carved Image Of Emptiness) presents three measured tracks in vein of atmospheric martial industrial / neoclassic, finely shaped according to the canons of the genre. Prognostic Zero (duet of Kein and Alexander i from Zinc Room / EDP label) starts with a dark ambient track with gregorian chorals and malignant whisper; then continued with a serious composition with industrial bass & rhythm, radionoises, strange voice samples and distorted pieces in vein of Zinc Room; and ended with another dark ambient track with quotations from classical church music.
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Cisfinitum -- "The Bog" -- CD -- €11
2013 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-39
This album is dedicated to the archetype of the toad in the world's mythology and based on re-processed sounds of frogs, toads and swamps. Field recordings were made during travels in China, India and Kavkaz and parts of the sound sources from friendly sound artists as Mars F. Weillink (ex-Vance Orchestra), Andrea Marutti (Amon) and Roman Voronovski (Rombix). Track 3 contains a looped voice by Dasha Baskakova and sounds recorded at Volkonski Dolmen using sine generator and dolmen original acoustic. Track 4 is based on pitched loops of a violin and sounds from Mars. No any preset sounds/ synths used on this record. [label info]

Cisfinitum -- "Coniunctio" -- 2 CD -- €13
2005/2006 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 009 CD, 2nd edition, (ltd. 500)
Cisfinitum is one of the oldest and well-known projects on Russian industrial scene, and shortly after their well-acclaimed 7" on Drone, Ewers Tonkunst is happy to present another international release of this remarkable project. This 2CD-set contains the tracks from the most gloomy and profound albums of Cisfinitum - "Landschaft" (released in 2001 as CDR by IVB Records) and "Malgyl" (previously unreleased), which have been recorded in 1999-2001. The material has been remastered and recompiled to become the new entity called "Coniunctio". Newborn album consists of two parts, "Worlds Of Retribution" and "Heavenly Russia", the first one contains most dark and depressive tracks, the second one presents brighter side of Cisfinitum. Going through the desperate landscapes of today's dying spiritless world, the listener comes into the sacred and surreal inner space of an immaterial land full of light, mysticism and universal melancholy. One of the most beautiful and heartful records ever done in the drone ambient style, "Coniunctio" could remind of the best and saddest Maeror Tri albums or legendary HOEDH "Hymnus", but the irrational Russian essence within Cisfinitum's music makes it unique and completely original. The real masterpiece which we are really proud to release! The second edition of this double-CD comes in a stylish monochrome foldout digisleeve. The edition is limited to 500 copies. [press-release]

Cities In Desolation / Eric Boros -- "Of Trains And Funky Shit" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 1000+1 Tilt

Clausthome -- "Radiophare [Lampe D'Ambiance]" -- CD -- €12
2005 Indiestate, IST 034 CD, (ltd. 500)
Clausthome is another project of the Latvian band Claustrum known for their great release on Old Europa Cafe. "Radiophare" brings the listener first class radio-noise in a vein of Bad Sector, Arecibo or SETI/Lagowski. This material was gathered during two years (under project research named Clausthome) using different ways of radio waves scanning, data gathered by radio telescopes and archives of universe research data servers. It was a sound analysis experiment, where material and after-processing of both Earth and cosmic authentic static radiation were used, applying different sound alteration programs and sampling methods, as well as sound synthesis creating music environment. It is a process of translation and transformation that leads towards awareness of that potential environment, which can be created using the gathered material. CD comes in a silver-black digisleeve with an insert and limited to 500 copies. [press-release]

Clausthome -- "Radiophare II [Les Ondes Radio]" -- CD -- €12
2010 Indiestate, IST 081 CD, (ltd. 500)
The Latvian radionoise gurus Clausthome are back! With its new work "radiophare [les ondes radio]" they offer a new trip into the world of the radio waves. The route is a bit different than in the previous work "radiophare [lampe d'ambiance]" (Indiestate, 2005) - now it is closer to the actual radio waves and leads through darker spaces. Sometimes you will be left alone in the beauty of the invisible electromagnetic choir that surrounds us all. Sometimes there will be mere documental fragments thrown into your ear. At some point, it is sounding like a story about life - a look at life through radio waves. The sound here is made using carefully selected and processed scans and recordings of the radio waves, served by Clausthome's usual attitude to the radionoise aesthetics. The release is limited to 500 copies and comes in a monochrome silkscreened digisleeve, recommended to the fans of Bad Sector, John Duncan and other radionoise and radiodrone projects. [press-release]

Cleaning Women -- "Pulsator" -- CD -- €9
2001/2004 Soyuz Music, BV-1
Industrial clangs and yells, echoes of Lapland lullabies, a Sufi and smile on techno-pop. Cleaning Women found the way off from the autobahn where Kraftwerk brought the music - directly in the parallel world, to Cleanus, the planet of cleaning robots. The most witty anti-utopia, most ominous dances, most functional clothes dryers! [AFI]

Clew Of Theseus -- "The Playground Of The Damned" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Cipher Productions, (sic 41), (ltd. 100)

Cloama -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2005 New Old Sentinel, Sentinel-CD-01, (ltd. 500)
New Old Sentinel is a subdivision of Neuroscan.Org run by Jasse TUUKKI also STROM.ec member. This second album by CLOAMA offers very obscure industrial with ambient and experimental touches dealing with frequences, radiations and waves as well as their possible effects on nature, mind and body… Strange and quite subtile, evocative, deep atmospheres are developing along the five tracks/43 minutes of this CD enhanced by some frightening, hostile and weird elements setting off thebeauty of the the whole and revealing a contrast between peaceful apparences and things behind the mirror… Reminding us of some SCHLOSS TEGAL works. Recommended! Matte printed colour cardboard in A5 plastic sleeve. Edition of 500. [press-release]

Cloama -- "Neuroscan Organization / Blood Illumination" -- CD -- €7
2002/2015 Industrial Recollections
Dark and gloomy industrial-soundscapes from Finland. Re-issue of LP from 2002 and tape from 2007 on one CD. [label info]
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Cloama + Blutleuchte -- "s/t" -- CD -- €5
2005/2008 Anima Arctica, AUER-004
Reissue of a CDR oroginally published by New Old Sentinel.

Cloama + Blutleuchte -- "From Wasteland Mausoleums" -- CD -- €11
2007 New Old Sentinel, Sentinel-CD-06, (ltd. 500)
New collaboration of two Finnish projects released in summer 2007. Die Blutleuchte are known for their single yet very successful album, one of the best releases of Sahko Records. "From Wasteland Mausoleums" is a glance at the world which is hard to recognize: deserted, bewitched, thrown back in time. Both projects left their power-electronics ambitions for a while, and also went to the past. Ritual evening with candles, an evening of memory of German pioneers of electronic music, guitar improvisations, strange combination of melodic and noisy fragments, an ofter metaphore for a typical dichotomy of life - 12 tracks lasting for about an hour. Limited edition with 8-page booklet, 500 copies. [Monochrome Vision]

Closing The Eternity -- "Kosmodrones" -- CD-R -- €9
2011 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT35, (ltd. 212)
This album of the established Russian project was recorded in 1999-2002 but released only now. Three tracks interwoven with semantic interference with three poems of Georgy Ivanov about what is left after "the attack of atomic hysteria / will scatter everything in flare of azure". Black drone of cosmic vacuum and icy glow of monumental electronic melodies. "Only yellow day-dawn / Only icy stars / Only millions of years". Full-colour cover, three inserts with poems by Ivanov. [press-release]

Closing The Eternity & Mathias Grassow -- "s/t" -- CD -- €15
2013 Aquarellist, aquarel 23-13, (ltd. 150)
This is the day-out journey through the distant backwood thickets of Ural: crystal drops of daybreak and light-golden glimmers of dawn at the shallows of Shegultan river, white looming heat over rapids and rifts of Volchimya, twilight of forevening over summit of Telpos-Iz - the eyrie of northern winds, and the dead of night over boundless and desolate Paitur fens. Deep and dreamy drones of Mathias Grassow are decorated with diverse acoustic traceries of CLOSING THE ETERNITY and cohere into organic ambient soundscapes. [press-release]

Cober Ord -- "Le Revers Du Soleil" -- CD -- €10
2015 Mantra Spenta, Sacrament II, (ltd. 200)
In the day of the Lunar eclipse we bring you the debut album of the mysterious project. Shadows and shapes from the deep and unknown corners of the cloth of being. Aroused by the primordial pulse of millennial ritual. Hum of forest thickets and call of deep caves, echoing with hundreds of subconscious voices. Inner rivers flow reverse the sun. Outhuman perceptual experience through the prism of animism. [label info]
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Coelacanth -- "The Glass Sponge" -- CD -- €10
2003 23five, 23five 004
Authored by the Coelacanth duo of Loren Chasse and Jim Haynes, The Glass Sponge takes an abstracted yet empathetic view of its allegorical subject. Throughout The Glass Sponge, Coelacanth sets textural flutters, squeaks, and scrabblings in motion. These brittle events punctuate the boundless excursions of minimalism brought to life through elegaic bell tones, ghostly feedback, and tuning fork resonance, all spiralling together into translucent drones. Despite the obvious submariner references for this album, it may be a surprise that very little water spilled into the recording of The Glass Sponge. Loren Chasse is also heavily involved in the much acclaimed collective Jewelled Antler, where the multiple personalities of Thuja, The Blithe Sons, The Franciscan Hobbies, The Famous Boating Party, Child Readers, and Of speak in the tongues of pastorally psychedelic improvisations. Jim Haynes is an artist describing his craft in the former with the pithy statement, “I rust things.” He might also be known for his writings from The Wire. [label info]

Coelacanth -- "Mud Wall" -- CD -- €11
2003/2004 Helen Scarsdale Agency, HMS 003, (ltd. 400)
Together as Coelacanth, Jim Haynes and Loren Chasse operate the tools of an imagined science to explore the various possibilities for sound to originate from traditionally non-musical materials. Alchemy, as a systematic if impossible attempt to transform base metals into noble ones, is an adequate parallel to Coelacanth's arena of research. Chasse and Haynes encourage sympathetic relationships between carefully chosen materials and sounds, and push them in ways that they might transcend their purposefulness. Copper, stone, glass, sand, shortwave radio, rust, wind, water, and mud are the active participants in their events and situations, providing both metaphoric potentials and visual sensibilities for Coelacanth’s activities. From these situations, the duo invokes a sound that is an aggregate of sustained harmonics, continuously evolving sound forms, and broad gestures of textural details, and that which could be described as a 'broken minimalism.' [label info] Originally released in 2003 by Mystery Sea label.

Coil -- "Backwards" -- CD -- €10
2015 Cold Spring, CSR203CD
After the ground-breaking release of 1990's "Love's Secret Domain" album, Coil were not dormant; the main project was "Backwards", which was started in 1992, updated considerably between 1993 and 1995, and transferred in 1996 to New Orleans, where it was finished in the magic of the Nothing studios of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). The album saw the fruition of Jhonn Balance's recent vocal coaching, producing haunting, passionate vocals, while reaching new heights. 23 years after its initiation, these tracks have been beautifully preserved by Danny Hyde and are finally available in highest quality audio. Differing substantially from the later, remixed incarnation, "The New Backwards" (2008), "Backwards" contains the original versions of Coil's much-loved tracks; 'A Cold Cell' and 'Fire Of The Mind', which have appeared on various compilations over the years, and are now presented as originally intended. This album is the essential bridge between "LSD" and the later "Musick To Play In The Dark" series. It is an essential conduit, to understand the journey that was taken. It was to be released… it should have been released… but because of issues with grey men it wasn't. It is now, so enjoy. (Danny Hyde).
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Coil / The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign -- "The Melancholy Mad Tenant" -- CD -- €13
1984 / 2015 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-55, (ltd. 700)
In 1984 VORTEX CAMPAIGN invited COIL and THE NEW BLOCKADERS to collaborate. The result, which was unofficially referred to as Dolbied, was released privately on cassette in an edition of 50. The release has since gone on to become legendary, showcasing two of the most influential groups in the scene at the early stages of their development. The Melancholy Mad Tenant is an authorized release, sanctioned by all three groups. The tracks have been professionally re-mastered and in addition to the COIL / THE NEW BLOCKADERS / VORTEX CAMPAIGN collaboration it also contains the entire VC archive, including two previously unreleased tracks. [label info]
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Coil / Nine Inch Nails -- "Recoiled" -- CD -- €10
2014 Cold Spring, CSR193CD
"Recoiled" is a rambunctious alchemy, of magikal Coil sensibilities and hi-tech home circa 90's mixing technique, all fused in the cave-like early studios of Danny Hyde / Peter Christopherson. These were the unrestrained PRE- BIG studio- mix downs, of four songs which long time Coil admirer / collaborator Trent Reznor requested Coil to remix. Reznor sent over the original multi-tracks and DATs to Hyde / Christopherson, who independently mixed versions and then met to synch both creations, molding them into these master versions. "Recoiled" includes a fuller, more opulent version of the track 'Closer', which eventually made it onto the opening credits to the movie "SE7EN". These 5 lengthy compositions (just under 40 minutes) are pre-Ableton / laptop generation type priest song creations, with the use of baby alarms and numerous wires to create bespoke effects. These legendary tracks were always rumoured to exist and, only the due diligence of a dedicated NIN forum who hunted them down, are released/unleashed for your listening pleasure. 4 of the tracks were released on the download-only "Uncoiled". A bonus, previously unheard track from the same sessions closes the album. Jhonn Balance is also manifest on this gilded constellation. Beautifully remastered. [press-release]
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Cold Fusion -- "Architecture" -- CD -- €10
2011 Rage In Eden, RAGE 82
After 4 years of "Simmetria" album, Cold Fusion releases premiere material. "Architecture" is a combination of the best parts of the album "Occupatria" and "Simmetria." Strong orchestral arrangements, a clear and pulsating rhythm. The album’s cover has been designed by Lukasz Pawlak, requiemstudio.pl. [label info]
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Cold Fusion -- "Simmetria" -- CD -- €10
2007 War Office Propaganda / Rage In Eden, WOP37
Symmetry perceived as some kind of balance and harmony. Symmetry between surrounding world and its "mirror reflection", which sticks in our minds. Symmetry of left and right side, day and night, birth and death. Symmetry of buildings, objects, bodies. biquitous symmetry. Brand new album of Cold Fusion reflets ist theme - dynamic, marching atmosphere from one side, melancholy and reverie from another. Illusory lack of symmetry or rather its confirmation? 11 tracks, 44.30 minutes comes in nice digipack designed by Michal Karcz. [press-release]

Cold Fusion & Rukkanor -- "Wunderwaffe" -- CD -- €10
2008 Rage In Eden, RAGE 50, (ltd. 500)
The 5th anniversary of War Office Propaganda / Rage In Eden we'd like to celebrate with our classic re-edition. Critically acclaimed martial industrial split "Wunderwaffe" of Cold Fusion and Rukkanor, after first versions V-1 and V-2, this time comes as a V-3 weapon - third (and definitely last) time. Album contains two unpublished bonus tracks, both from "Wunderwaffe" session, and original, conceptual artwork made by Michal Karcz. Total time 42 minutes, 8 tracks in digipack. Limited to 500 copies. [press-release]

Colley, Joe -- "Anthem (Static for Empty Life)" -- 3"CD -- €6
2002 Crippled Intellect Productions, C.I.P. CD 08, (ltd. 500)
One of Joe Colley's most aurally dynamic recordings to date, "Anthem" draws upon a rich array of acoustic and electronic sources, deftly composed into a rich, cohesive recording with the trademark meticulousness that helped establish (and define) Joe's status as one of the premier sound artists recording today. Hand-numbered edition of 500 in mini jewel case. [label info]

Colossloth -- "Outstretch You Hand For The Impress Of Truth" -- CD -- €10
2015 Cold Spring, CSR214CD
From the wild hedgerows and deep dark rivers of the Midlands, Leicestershire's Colossloth makes psychogeographic maladies and invocations to warm the heart of the discerning and intrepid psychonaut. Phonic seeds planted in Blackened soil fertilised by visceral imagination. A fugitive ambience for those seeking solace in the unexpected... From supporting the likes of Tim Hecker and Wrangler, Colossloth's music alternates between the brooding and abrasive to the transcendental and enchanted. With nods to a multitude of genres - from industrial and ethnic tribalism to caustic electronica, it's spirit can be found crucified in between the anode and cathode of occult circuitry, transmitting across modern England whispered messages from the lips of the old gods of Albion. [label info]
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Column One -- "Cindy, Loraine & Hank" -- 2 CD -- €13
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 107-2, (ltd. 500)
Zoharum proudly presents the latest album from the legendary Berlin-based art collective Column One. Their new double album, entitled "Cindy, Loraine & Hank", was in the works for almost 10 years and it is their first album since anniversary box set "No One" from 2011 and "Antiphona" 10" vinyl EP from 2013. For this recordings, Column One were Rene Lamp, Robert Schalinski, Jürgen Eckloff, Andrew Loadman with Nada and Rasmus Schalinski plus a host of guests including Reinhold Friedl and Zeitkratzer Ensemble... This double album presents Column One and their experimental approach to sound at its best. "Cindy, Loraine & Hank" a collection of incestuous figures, a museum of small, lovely bastards. Products of passion & weakness, disorientation and dedication, of dull instincts and narrowness. Twins, triplets, octuplets, dyslexic, presidents, beginners, criminal citizens, sacred Neanderthals, expert idiots. Begotten in haste, hidden in the dirt, covered with garbage... A contourless, monstrous void in the cardigan of the great-grandmother. A voyage through the labyrinthine mind of Column One... a surreal, organic projection. Idiotenmusik - field recordings - orchestral variations - cut-up's - musique concrete - collage... The CDs are housed in a digipak sleeve and the album is strictly limited to 500 copies. The cover was designed by Robert Schalinski, based on "Black Depths" print (1974) by John Hiliard. [press-release]
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Column One -- "Early Apes 1993-1995" -- CD -- €10
2011 Nefryt, N 021, (ltd. 500)
Remastered LP "Dream Box Experience" + alternative version of tracks from "This Is My Dream", "An Analog Anthology - Never Mind The World" & one track unpublished never before. Comes in very nice A5 folder includes 6 cards extra. [label info]

Column One -- "Early Tapes 1992-1994" -- CD -- €10
2011 Nefryt, N 020, (ltd. 500)
Unknown versions of tracks from: "The Individual Box", New-Re-Generation", "Various Dreamdances", "Coincidentia Oppositorum", "THX1138", "Two Flowers For The Travel" & "Odyssee" + 4 tracks unpublished before. All material is remastered by Robert Schalinski. Comes in A5 folder includes 8 cards extra. [label info]

Column One -- "Feldaufnahmen I" -- CD -- €13
2007 Auf Abwegen, AATP21, (ltd. 500)
Feldaufnahmen I is the first release in a series of pure filed recordings by german multi-disciplinary experimental group Column One. The 12 recordings where collected in east Germany in the Polenztal within the mountain range called Elbsandsteingebirge in 2000-2001 with the simplest equipment. The recordings where edited and rearranged by Robert Schalinski in Berlin in 2006. Feldaufnahmen I is a new phase for Column One who have continued to change and evolve in their musical career. The group was renowned for post-industrial atmospheres, media collages and cut-up dadaist humor now they enter the terrain of sound ecology with their own twist. The 12 pieces on the disc radiate with beauty - they demonstrate the full spectrum of sounds that can be found in any relatively quiet natural resort: dogs barking, humming of insects, crackling of twigs, footsteps, wind and more... The CD Feldaufnahmen I is presented in a full colour digipak with a 16 pages booklet with full colour reproductions of photographs taken by Column One in the area where the sounds were recorded. [label info]

Comatose -- "Oceans Of Tears" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Bone Structure, Bone 67, (ltd. 77)

Comforter vs. Lefthandeddecision -- split -- CD-R -- €8
2003 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 031, (ltd. 104)
Split release of Russian and American projects, playing digital harsh-noise. An hour of constant flow of dense, gritting sound, like a fork in your ear. Highly brutal.

Compest -- "Benu" -- 3"CD-R -- €6
2005 Taalem, alm 26
Compest is the latest project of Martin Steinebach who was already a busy bee with his three other projects Monoid (electro industrial), StillStand (ambient soundscapes) and Conscientia Peccati (dark ritual). Compest could be described as his meta-project, gathering all his sounds. Mastered very loud, "Benu" is a 20min piece mixing tribal, ambient & noisy sounds... [press-release]
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Compest -- "Danach" -- CD-R -- €6
2014 Attenuation Circuit, ACF 1002, (ltd. 40)
Compest is German composer and producer Martin Steinebach, offering up a seamless 40-minute suite of lavishly orchestrated pieces that combines strings with ominous metallic percussion. Unlike other composers versed in noisy musics who decide to turn “neo-classical” and all too often produce kitschy ersatz 19th-century symphonies, Compest manages to fuse all his influences into a consistent whole with a high degree of immersiveness... “Soon everything is post,” says the sleeve note, and true to this creed, this album is confidently postmodern in combining minimalist drones with ritualistic post-industrial accents and lush, indulgent tonal chords that would make every self-respecting New Music composer squirm with self-loathing. And that is a good thing, because this total disregard for narrow-minded pigeonholes both in and outside the underground scene is what gives this album its particular quality. [press-release]
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Concrescence -- "Obscured By The Dark Years" -- CD -- €10
2006 Ahnstern, Ahnstern 19
CONCRESCENCE includes all todays most wanted musicstyles: beautiful Folk-ballads, sometimes with a strong medieval touch, Martial drums and trumpets, Neoclassical hymns and heartbreaking pagan lyrics, sung by perfect female and male voices. Concrescence is a collection of early, unreleased and lost songs from the archive of THE THIEVES OF IMPRESSIONS. maybe only the elders amongst you will remember this most beautiful Dark-Folk band from the early 90ies, lead by Ales Pickar, who was one of the 2 founders of the cult-label Ant-Zen. all recordings on CONCRESCENCE were made in 1994/95. [label info]
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Concrete / Light Collapse -- split -- CD-R -- €6
2014 Torga Amun, Amun-072, (ltd. 20)
HNW split between German and Russian projects. A5 black / white glossy envelope.
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Concrete Violin -- "End Times" -- CD-R -- €7
2003 Solipsism, Solipsism-55, (ltd. 100)
Raw noise music of American PE-school with monotonous noisescapes and lots of distorted vocals. Concrete Violin here isn't that agressive as his colleagues usually are, this album is even atmospheric to a certain extent.

Condanna -- "E I Vermi Ameranno La Mia Carne" -- CD -- €10
2008 Rustblade, rbl014
CONDANNA is an original experiment through alchemical audio activities characterized by an obsessive and introspective research of sound. 50 minutes to discover the circular subconscious, the dark soul, there finding a deep penetration in the wound of silence: this is "….e i vermi ameranno la mia carne", the CONDANNA debut cd. Everything has been programmed with an old "Roland" sequencer and all sounds come from synths and samplers, without additional pc editing or mastering. This first work is an attempt to create a personal manifesto able to transmit a complete lack of expression. A coma of the soul, a coma of the soul born from a hidden anger in the flesh, existential bruising eternally present. In 2005 the live performance began, outlined by a sound complex and eclectic; at the heart of the live performance is a component of improvisation with the use of instruments that allow CONDANNA to interact with his state of mind and his instinct at the same time, creating a greater sense of truth to the sounds played live. From these live experiments some of the recorded material in this new release emerged. [press-release]

ConDemek -- "Technological Shack Job" -- CD -- €12
1997 Functional Organisation, functional 011
"Technological Shack Job" is a tour-de-force of experimental mayhem within a tight conceptual framework. Damian Catera, Steve Lombardi, and Roxanne Benedetto weave an alluring sonic landscape that veers simultaneously towards rock, experimental power electronics, and more. This concept album explores the socio-political and psychological dimensions of humanity's relationship with technology and in its inter-mingling with reactionary belief systems. The American project presents over 60 minutes of mixed rhythms and soundscapes, with outbursts of noise and samples developing into a wall of rhythms. [press release]
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Coniglio, Enrico feat. Manuel P. Cecchinato & Massimo Liverani -- "Sea Cathedrals" -- CD -- €3
2010 Silentes, cd201026
Five superb tracks of deep and evocative ambient music, enriched with echoes of ancient ritual suggestions. The immense spaces and the abyssal deepness of the sea, but also the sound of the bowels of the Earth, the colour of the sand of the desert, the energy of the wind, the strenght of all the Elements, the infinite cycle of day and night, of life and death… A long circular journey through interchanging atmospheres that shake and capture, dragging with energy, then leave room for more quiet and soothing introspective “stasis”, and again become dramatic and overwhelming. A great, unmissable album of “classic” ritual ambient music. [press-release]
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Contagious Orgasm -- "Corporal" -- CD -- €10
2010 Industrial Recollections
Compiling early SSSM label compilation tape tracks from 80's and early 90's on one disc! Logical addition to previous 3 C.O. titles under Industrial Recollections. [label info]

Contagious Orgasm -- "Illegal Occupation of Ears" -- CD -- €10
2000 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 026
The Japanese master of recycled ambient-sounds! 2 long tracks, 2 real sound sculptures, 2 more surprises for your ears with his unique way to re-work & assembling broken sounds! The cover presents some collages by Ryuta Nogouchi a new very interesting japanese designer. [label info]

Contagious Orgasm -- "Invasion" -- CD -- €10
2009 SSSM, SSSM-111
From the outside space to the inner space. Processed field recordings & electro-acoustic sound art collage, a mixture of constituted delicately industrial and noisy ambient sounds. [label info]

Contagious Orgasm -- "Voltage Controlled Amplifier" -- 2 CD -- €14
2014 SSSM, sssm-112, (ltd. 500)
Contagious Orgasm's noisiest album to date! The sound material on "Voltage Controlled Amplifier" originates from 1989: 4ch MTR cassette, 4 tracks, 100 minutes, over 3 previously unreleased tracks. A cinematic landscape at the tip of the loops, electronic sounds meet ethnic 'cute & paste' music. From ambient music to metal percussion and a whirlpool of noise. "Seeking Sensation Scale Music!!". Comes in a gatefold digisleeve. [label info]
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Contagious Orgasm + Instinct Primal -- "Giant Fish" -- CD -- €10
2014 SSSM, sssm-113, (ltd. 300)
Giant Fish is the result of creative collaboration and sharing of sounds between Contagious Orgasm and Instinct Primal. The album is a rich mixture of deep, dark, funereal and space ambient with rhythmic beats. Some tracks demand your full attention and there is no escape. Some can have a hypnotic effect on a sensitive mind and trigger a whole new inner world of abstract ideas and imagination. Clear your mind after a difficult day and immerse yourself. The sound is made for a experience listeners who like to enjoy a daily dose of "primal orgasm". Released in a four panel cardboard sleeve. [label info]
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Contagious Orgasm + Kadaver -- "A Tragedy Without A Border Line" -- CD -- €10
2011 Wrotycz Records, WRT012
Collaboration between Hiroshi Hashimoto from already legendary Contagious Orgasm and Michael Zolotov from Israeli power electronics and noise project Kadaver. "A tragedy without a border line" is a mixture of ambient, PE and noisy sounds. Consists of 3 long pieces of musick without frontiers... Bubbling drones, sampled voices, crashes and hums. All packed in a 6 panel digipack - designed by Michael - with rather controvensial photo inside (at least some will think so). [press-release]

Contagious Orgasm + Kotodama -- "Blackout" -- CD -- €10
2008 SSSM, SSSM-109
Very nice atmospheric collaboration between Contagious Orgasm and fellow japanese act Kotodama, on Contagious Orgasm's SSSM label. Still slightly gritty, bure more mesmerizin than really noisy, the whole album contains a lot of long melodic loops, sci-fi soundscapes and this kind of almost dubby, deep tonality that is typical of Contagious Orgasm. More accessible than most material by this essential act, and recommended. [Ad Noiseam]

Contemplatron -- "Delog" -- CD -- €10
2008 Wrotycz Records, WRT 007
After a successful debut album Wrotycz Records is proud to announce the second release of this Polish dark ambient act. The DELOG experience is extraordinary, marvellous, even within the esoteric context of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetan word DELOG refers to one who has crossed the threshold of death and returned to tell about it. The person who is recognised as DELOG lays without any sign of breath, pulse or body warmth for many days. During that his or her mind journeys to other realms of experience: the pure display of enlightened mind as well as existence within samsaric delusion and ignorance. [press-release]

Contrastate -- "Throwing Out The Baby With The Bathwater" -- CD -- €10
1995 Functional Organisation, Functional 008
Ambient soundscapes interspersed with rhythms and noises from the masters of ritual industrial. [label info]

Control -- "Deadly Sins" -- CD -- €10
2010 Malignant Records, TumorCD48
11 years after making his debut on Malignant side label, Black Plague, the legendary Control returns home to roost, with another pulverizing display of power. 7 tracks, thematically centered around the 7 deadly sins (with each track clocking in at the 7 minute), originally released as lmtd CDr for the Elektroanschlag 11 festival. There is no atonement here, nor redemption offered. Just cold, jarring currents of massively built power electronics and horror filled death industrial, full of clamoring factory debris, razor sharp sheets of sonic violence, and grisly metallic grind, rounded out with Garrison's trademark vocal devastation. In 4 panel digipak, designed by John Balistreri of Slogun. [press-release]

Corazzata Valdemone -- "Avanguardia Rumorista" -- CD -- €10
2013 Ufa Muzak, UFA63, (ltd. 500)
Martial industrial / Neo folk. The Italian division of totalitarian art ministrels presents an integral conceptual program embracing the most striking moments, testaments, dates and personal fates of the last century. Each track is a separate chapter, separate piece of art, immerging into uneasy retro atmospheres of the last century. The musical part of this album represents a whole variety of performers and musical styles. From traditional songs and bombastic battlefield canvases to sad and quiet departures that help to understand deeper those restless times. Special focus is made on funeral theme, both as a point of no return and as a symbol of lost hopes. Prayer of the Italian fascists, testament of Magda Goebbels before the tragic finale in the bunker, German funeral march "Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden", and traditional Sicilian march of death - all can be found here. Though this is not sombre and sepulchral music, but rather inspiring and frantic hour-long song. Mild baritone voice sinks in the monotonous drone of fields fuming after air bombardments. From the shattered ditches and infantry defences the praying voice will rise again, now in English, slowly crumpled by the patter of new legionnaires and mechanical noises. "Mother Of Death" runs the show, red colours of "The New Force" draw to stand up in close rows again and again, both alive and dead, for the final part, the great energies of the earth glorify the cult of machines and endless wars, turning into one dynamic line, just like on futuristic paintings. Corrazata Valdemone are neither politicians, nor militarists, they don't start wars and don't appeal to anything, this is just their aesthetic feeling which we can fully enjoy here. 9 tracks, 44 minutes, 4-panel digipak. [press-release]
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Corde Oblique -- "A Hail Of Bitter Almonds" -- CD -- €7
2011 Shadowplay Records, SPR 128
Fourth album from the Italian guitarist Riccardo Prencipe. We were expecting this new beautiful album refined in a New York studio ! On this opus, the sound is extremely pure. Corde Oblique's musical landscape is like a warm wind from the Mediterranean sea, a Folk music tinted of nostalgia, enchanted by Italian female voices. Riccardo welcomes in his line-up the violinist and pianist of Ashram, Argine's drummer, a cellist and exquisite female voices as Claudia Sorvillo... Like a painter, Prencipe composes a musical painting with many guests as Daemonia Nymphe, the Synaulia (musicians on the movie 'Gladiator'), Anathema's Duncan Patterson, Sergio Panarella, singer of Ashram. Special mention to the beautiful acoustic cover of Radiohead 'Jigsaw Falling'. Corde Oblique's music captivates by its grace, its beauty and the strength of his compositions, like a heady perfume. [press-release]
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Corde Oblique -- "I Maestri Del Colore" -- CD -- €13
2016 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-64
The sixth album by Corde Oblique was conceived as a wooden palette used for mixing colors with sounds, the sounds of the colors are evoked by using lot of different musical instruments and musical styles. Almost all existing music tonalities have been used for the songs; moreover every title refers to a different color and the graphic design is inspired to one of the most famous italian art history encyclopedias printed in the '60s. The cover Picture is a photo from one of the main italian photographers: Franco Fontana. The album includes 13 unreleased songs written and produced by the mastermind Riccardo Prencipe. Over 50 minutes of refined Progressive-Ethereal-Folk music. [label info]
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Corder, Jason & Opium -- "Autunno" -- CD-R -- €11
2006 Practising Nature, PN019
Jason Corder's percussive minimalism interwoven with Opium's drones. Jason Corder - The moniker "Off the Sky" was originally birthed as a simple misinterpretation of an obscure line from that famous film Trainspotting. Random as its conception was, Off the Sky is an all too apropos title summating the dub-atmospheric and acoustic solo projects emanating from Jason Corder's studio in Kentucky, USA. It is a humble hand that reflects both his mild mannered nature and his usual "in-the-clouds" mind-set. Jason's musical style is loosely inspired by the likes of Monolake, Gas, and Christian Fennesz. Teo Zini (Opium) was born in Bollate, Milan (Italy) in 1979 and now lives in Varese. His love for electronic music began when he was 15. His first experiments were created with the first home personal computer soundcards. Through software he creates rich drones and complex soundscapes often using etnic/tribal sounds and beats. Opium is also involved in other projects such as Sola Translatio with Alio Die. [label info]

Corder, Jason & Opium -- "Thepresentday" -- CD-R -- €11
2006 Practising Nature, PN019
Opium drones and ethnic elements are interwoven with Jason Corder's percussive minimalism to create a flowing long-form work of seven fascinating movements. [label info]

Cordier, Eric -- "Breizhiselad" -- CD -- €9
2006 Erewhon, CDWhON011
In making Breizhiselad I have tried to rewrite some masterpieces of the traditional music of French Brittany. Apart a few field recordings all the material on this record originates in extracts from two songs of the A side of a 10" 1960s reissue of a 78rpm. The story begins when a Breton cousin discovered the record at his grandmother's house. On first listening, I found it to be horrible - but a work of genius. Horrible because of the catechism-like vocal arrangements but a work of genius in terms of the beauty of the melody and the conviction of the singers. Another particularity is the importance of the disc itself, whose vinyl surface is nearly erased, polished under a sea of cracks. My project has been to transpose this traditional music into the tape music medium with a view to preserving what is strong in the source material and erasing the sugary, churchy treatment of these originally popular songs... Composed between May and October 2003 with a sophisticated delay pedal, a sound processor and handmade devices. [from the author]

Cordier, Eric -- "Osorezan" -- CD -- €10
2007 Herbal International, cd 0701
Field recordings made in Japan & France: gas emanations of volcano in Niseko and Osorezan, journey of the ferry, crossing the Seine River, wires of a bridge at the sea side during a small storm in Honshu, a festival in a village in Normandy, etc.
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Cordier, Eric & Jean-Luc Guionnet -- "Tore" -- CD -- €7
1998 Shambala Records, Shamb99004
One of the most melodic and somehow even sentimental collaboration works of two French musicians. Eric Cordier plays hurdy-gurdy (wheel lyre, eastern european string instrument), Jean-Luc Guionnet plays church organ, flute and saxophone. Four long improvisations recorded in 1995 in some cathedral in southern France. [Monochrome Vision]

Cordier, Eric / Seijiro Murayama -- "Nuit" -- CD -- €11
2010 Herbal International, 1004
"Nuit" was composed in 2007-2008 as requested by Seijiro Murayama. He invited me to compose for him a "piece mixte", where his percussion was back to back to a tape. As he is Japanese, I was inspired to compose around a series of recordings done in Japan the year before. However, the piece evolved from a simple composition to a performance where I asked Seijiro, beyond playing only percussion, to add to it various live actions such as the use of voice, breath, bubbling sounds, movement in space and working with lights and shadow theater. During the show, I was also involved in the actions such as painting with fire and moving the microphone to create a close and distant effect on the sound. The field recording for the composition was done between july-august 2006, mainly in Honshu, Aomori Prefecture with the help of Satoko Fujimoto and her family. In order of appearance: Rice field with buffalo frogs in Kanedate Kizukuri, bird in a forest on Hokkaido island, firework at Goshogawara City, cicadas at Iwaki Mountain, announcement to "be careful with fire" in Kanedate, ritual in the Bodaiji Temple in Osorezan, and a toy-windmill nearby, bell of the Kanedata Temple, drumming on iron protections against the snow along the road. The tape uses some French recordings too, on part 4: Olivier Maurel and Georges at Observatoire Astronomique de Haute Provence 2006 (F 04, Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire), Brotone Forest (F 76) Sep. 1993, and (p. 5) Chinese New Year festival in Paris Feb. 2008... [from the author]

Cordier, Eric / Denis Tricot -- "Orgue De Bois" -- CD -- €5
2008 Prele, prl003
In the last few years, with their Orgue de bois (Wooden Organ), Denis Tricot and Eric Cordier have installed constructions which are at the same time sculpture and musical instrument in many public spaces. Each Wooden Organ is unique, conceived for the space that will receive it. A monument, a square, a street, a city... With it's long undulating wooden lines (successions of joined slats), it creates privileged spaces which are exposed to the public eye. After a performance, the audience is free to explore and discover the instrument's vast potential for musical sounds and noises... More that thirty Wooden Organs have been created in the lat four years in France and Italy. Generally around thirty metres long, these monumental yet extremely light sculptures integrate in their construction the basic principles of lutherie (instrument-building), and can be played like any string or percussion instrument. The Wooden Organ is very simply amplified. The recordings, like the concerts, use no electronic processing, but the monumental instrument itself intentionally contains principles of mechanical resonance and vibration. [press-release]
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Corvuz & Torssion -- "Svoboda" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Radiodrone Records, RD-11
"Svoboda" (russian for "Freedom") from Corvuz & Torssion presents the dark coloured plexus of depressive ensembles and bright, alarming and exciting shades of a timid hope. A collaborative conceptual work of two projects from Oryol, Russia. Meditative lo-fi drone ambient comprising the rhythms of the inevitably surrounding us technosphere and mild echoes of Mother Nature. "He wished to escape from the often oppressing influence of reality and take a look into himself, not knowing what he's going to find... darkness or light, freedom or walls. He recognized the seeds of this freedom inside his consciousness. But is it possible to find the exit from the inside?" [label info]

Cosmos -- "Tears" -- CD -- €11
2002 Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 024
Cosmos is the duo of Sachiko M (minimal electronics) and Ami Yoshida (voice).

Cote Deserte -- "Dale Cooper's Case" -- CD EP -- €9
2001 Aquarellist, aquarel 19-11, (ltd. 500)
A Moscow - St.Petersburg based project inspired by Angelo Badalamenti's score for the "Twin Peaks" TV series. The project's music is a cocktail made of jazz, ambient and modern experimental music which will appeal to the fans of such bands as Dale Cooper Quartet And The Dictaphones, The Necks, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, No-Man, etc. 6 tracks, 33 minutes. [label info]

Courtis -- "Endless Cassette Research Vol.1" -- CD-R -- €8
2005 Ultra, UCD 21, (ltd. 99)
Solo project of Argentine musician A. Courtis, participant of Reynols. The album is recorded with usage of Tascam 424 with endless cassette. Fat raw analogue laid-back sound makes you feel being inside of some device surrounded by textolite panels, mechanical switches and bundles of wires with streams of electrons fulfilling abstract experimental tasks.

Cranc -- "All Angels" -- CD -- €10
1999 Diskoi EDO, E-07, (ltd. 890)

Creation Through Destruction -- "Belt-Zone Circulation" -- CD -- €10
2014 Terror, TR-29, (ltd. 300)
Creation Through Destruction is a more raw harsh noise amplua of Dr Alex (aka Dead Body Collection). This CD is a collaboration of Creation Through Destruction and four Japanoisers - Government Alpha, Contagious Orgasm, K2 and Hiroshi Hasegawa. The CD consists of 4 long tracks that were recorded in 2009-2013 by Dr Alex, using radio static, field recordings (wind, water, trains and various machines) and additional sounds by aforementioned Japanoisers. Sounds - more than an hour of playing time, ranging from drones to pure harsh noise attacks while exploring the cosmic theme of four gas giants - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Digipack with 8 page booklet. Limited to 300 copies. [label info]

Creation Through Destruction / Black Leather Jesus -- split -- CD -- €10
2012 Terror, TR-14, (ltd. 300)
CD for old-school harsh noise fans. Creation Through Destruction - harsh noise project from Serbia. Alex is perhaps more known for his activity as Dead Body Collection, but this time he provides something more than a wall. Absolutely raw and brute noise. Without any pleasant feedbacks, samples, melodies and so on. Black Leather Jesus - legendary harsh noise project from Texas. This time the band provides strong and harsh material. More than 50 minutes of pure harsh noise in all its beauty. For purists. 8 page booklet. Jewel case. 300 copies. [press-release]

Creation VI -- "Tetragrammaton" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 Pantheon, PAN006
New album by Creation VI - Tetragrammaton is three piece of monumental music for contemplation, meditation and transcendence. Being result of reflection and inner transformation of ideas of Russian philosophers Vladimir Shmakov and Grygory Mebes, this records serves as catalyst for those who are used to comprehend the Universe through sound diapason of vibrations. Echoes of ancient traditions, primal hum, shamanism and direct intrusion into metaphysics of the Sound... "One is dreaming about Many. Remaining nameless, he creates all names. When Nothing turns into Three, the cycle begins. Let the lightning go through your soul, mind and body, seeding the Tree, where is Dream becomes true, where is True becomes fourth element. These three aural meditations are facets of our gnosis, the farthest limit for living creature. Be the fourth, to face yourself. Tat twam asi..." Tim Six: singing bowls, voice and throat singing, guitar, hulusi, water pipes, metallic objects, field recordings. [press-release]
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Crisantemo Del Carrione -- "Fiore Di Passione" -- CD -- €12
2007 self-released
A well dignified Italian neofolk with elements of post-punk for the fans of Ianva, Rome, Ain Soph... [YAOP]

Critikal -- "Graphorrhea" -- CD -- €10
2007 Kvitnu, kvitnu 4 / Nexsound, ns60 / Zeromoon, ZERO 008
Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra), Andrey Kiritchenko, Tobias Astrom and Jeff Surak (Violet) join forces to present this masterwork of muscial fragmentation. The new fab four of the electronica world. [label info] "The overall atmosphere changes from harsh and corrupted to dark and evil over the course of the record and I get sucked into a dystopian world that I last experienced this way when I listened to "black vomit" by Wolf Eyes with Anthony Braxton." [Cracked] "…one is lost in its quagmire of unorthodox tunings and thrashing textures as though in a delirium, only a constant threat can be gleaned from its dark surface." [Earlabs]
[myspace]

Crop Circles -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2013 OPN Records, OPNCD0022, (ltd. 500)
Debut collaboration between Shoi Extrasystole (Collectif HAK) & Nicolas Dick (Kill The Thrill). 50 minutes mixing experimental sounds, ambient parts & spoken words. [label info]
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Crosbie, Alistair -- "musicforshipwrecks" -- CD-R -- €10
2008 Afe Records, afe117lcd, (ltd. 100)
Abysmal guitar / synth drone ambient inspired by shipwrecks, rust of sunken ships eaten by salty sea water, and underwater sirens. A claustromanic work. [YAOP]

Crosbie, Alistair -- "White Closed Eyes" -- CD-R -- €9
2006 Lefthand Pressings, LHP-02
Alistair Crosbie is a Scottish musician also known for his project Inversion - a duo with Brian Lavelle. Compositions from this album were recorded in 1996-1997 and represent minimalistic sound flow, sharpened in timbre and rich in overtones, created with the use of feedback, tape and effect processors.

Crown Of Asteria -- "Great Freshwater Seas" -- CD -- €11
2015 Ksenza Records, KSZ 007, (ltd. 300)
Limited edition of Megan Wood's project Crown Of Asteria. Monolithic one hour long track of forest black metal with ambient parts. [label info]
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Cult Of Youth -- "Final Days" -- CD -- €12
2014 Sacred Bones Records, SBR 118 CD
For their third full-length for Sacred Bones, Cult of Youth have delved deeper into their style of punk-influenced psychedelic neofolk and created a self- described "post-industrial Pet Sounds." Using acoustic and electronic instruments, found sounds and an extensive tribal rhythm section, Cult of Youth have put it all out on the table and left us with their magnum opus... The band has returned with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and an all-new lineup. Sean Ragon, once the project's lone member, is now flanked by Jasper McGandy on bass and Christian Kount on electric guitar (both of whom were members of seminal Sacred Bones band The Hunt). Cory Flannigan on drums and Paige Flash on cello complete the five-piece. The end result is Cult of Youth as they were always meant to sound... The contributions of the new members are evident on every track on Final Days, from the anthemic "Empty Faction" to the gorgeous album closer "Roses." Final Days is the culmination of everything Cult of Youth has been moving towards the past seven years - post-industrial, post-punk, and post-enlightenment... Addendum: Real human bones were used on this recording and a portion of the lyrics were written in jail. [press-release]
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Cult Of Youth -- "Love Will Prevail" -- CD -- €12
2012 Sacred Bones Records, SBR-084CD
Sean Ragon has been active in the DIY punk, industrial and experimental music communities on the east coast for over 15 years while also running a record store and label in Brooklyn (Heaven Street and Blind Prophet Records, respectively). He has been recording under the moniker of Cult of Youth for the last five years. Their last album, produced by Chris Coady, was a huge leap forward for the band, which had expanded to a four piece. It landed them on tours with Zola Jesus, Cold Cave and Iceage last summer and caused quite a stir; not only among more indie-centric press outlets such as Pitchfork and Stereogum, but with underground publications such as Heathen Harvest and Special Interests magazine as well... For this album, Ragon built his own recording studio from scratch in the back of his record store. This allowed him to control every aspect of the album and to take his time recording; he plays five different instruments on LWP and also engineered and mixed the album by himself. The record features contributions from Glenn Maryansky on drums and Christiana Key on violin as well as percussion from the enigmatic ning nong and female vocals from former Battletorn vocalist Beverly Hames. For long time fans of the project, Love Will Prevail sees the marriage of the spontaneity of the earlier releases with the better recording quality of the more recent eponymous LP. This album expands on the psychedelic neofolk foundation of the early work and adds lush atmospheres not dissimilar from Austrian post- industrial futurists Novy Svet (or even the more haunting side of late-60s Miles Davis). There is also an intentional nod to the Crass Records bands that influenced Ragon as a teenager and a tasteful hint of Velvet Underground worship. The lyrical content is also fairly politically charged this time around, and serves as a plea for peace in a world gone mad. The first single, "Man and Man's Ruin" finally realizes the majestic beauty that has always been bubbling under the surface of Ragon's work. Love Will Prevail is by far and away Ragon's crowning achievement and the true embodiment of DIY idealism. [press-release]
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Cult Of Youth -- "A Stick To Bind, A Seed To Grow" -- CD -- €13
2012 Der Angriff, Nr. 40, (ltd. 450)
Der Angriff and Indiestate Distribution proudly present a long awaited CD reissue of a brilliant debut Cult Of Youth album which has been released as an LP on DAIS Records in 2008. This american combo is now tending to be more root rock oriented gaining high success in more mainstream "new angry young men" audience. But this debut work is a pure old school neofolk, reminding of early days Death In June and Sol Invictus, with young raw power, aggression, extreme sincerity and great hooky melodies. This version has totally new mastering, so the sound is clearly different from the vinyl release and it has now become proper as artists think. CD also has 6 bonus tracks including the ones from the first 7" and the first CDR on Axiomata as well as a couple of previously unreleased ones. This edition is limited to 450 copies and comes in a special foldout envelope with cardboard inner sleeve and three postcard inserts with lyrics and photos. [press-release]

Culver / La Mancha Del Pecado -- "The Tomb Of Alucarda" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Agorafobia Tapes, #19

Cuni, Amelia -- "Sings Dhrupad" -- CD -- €11
1998 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 014
Master of dhrupad traditional indian chant present an exceptional performance live in Bombay. On this recording, Amelia Cuni presents two ragas, both of which, according to the time-theory of Indian music, are prescribed for early morning performance, and are associated with a devotional mood. They form a part of Amelia's single most brilliant concert appearance in India, which catapulted her into celebrity status. Ms. Cuni is recognised today as the finest non-Indian exponent of vocal music in the mideaval Dhrupad style, and probably the only significant Dhrupad vocalist amongst women anywhere. Ms. Cuni's achievement is exceptional because of her command over all the departments of the art form -- the grammar of the Raga melodic structures, the rhythmic disciplines, sensitivity to the literary content of the poetic form, and the distinctive technique of voice production with its demands on breath-control, lung-power, and tonal precision... [label info]

Currents Of Death -- "Cretodoh!" -- CD -- €8
2012 Provoloka, PRVLK-0005, (ltd. 500)
Possibly first power electronics project on exUSSR scene. First records was made at 91/92 in Novokuznetsk,Russia. Raw and angry synth,pulses, distorted vocal - five tracks of true classic power electronic! Also,there is additional bonus on disc - videoclip by Vadim Koshkin and Natalia Popikova, especially made for festival Exotica in 1993. [label info]
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Cyanosis -- "The Ethereal Stairwell Suite" -- CD -- €14
1998 Mu, MU 04
Guitar Drone. Ethereal ambient soundscapes created with guitar and bass from this US project. Cardboard package with a piece of hand-painted canvas.

Cyclofillydea -- "Do you remember the melody of light?" -- CD -- €10
2016 K-Records, kr002, (ltd. 300)
The long awaited full-length from the St. Petersburg-based post-industrial project Cyclofillydea! The album is dedicated to war in all its horror. Various destinies, names of fallen, nameless graves, heroes, traitors, those who want to forget and those who want to remember... Dipping its brush in this polyphony, war paints its canvas... The album features contributions from the well-known artists on neofolk- and post-industrial scene: Damiano Mercuri (Rose Rovine e Amanti), Gerhard Hallstatt (Allerseelen), Count Ash (Moon Far Away) and others. Lyrics in Russian, Italian and German languages. Digipak. [label info]
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Cyclofillydea -- "Unknown War / NEVE" -- CD-R single -- €3
2012 self-released, (ltd. 25)
A single disc with the new track by a meritorious St.Petersburg based project Cyclofillydea. Industrial apocalyptic military rock with female vocals reciting Italian poem written by Salvatore Quasimodo. Recommended to the fans of Der Blutharsch, Allerseelen, etc.

Cyclotimia -- "Deja Vu" -- CD -- €6
2008 Shadowplay Records, SPR 061
The Moscow project CYCLOTIMIA is not needed to be present. It's albums were released at the cult western electro-industrial labels and also in Russia. It's music were sent even in space. During the period of 9 years there are lot of reviews about this band almost all sites and magazines that are devoted to the electro-industrial music mention CYCLOTIMIA or write articles about it. But you could make your own opinion about it - just listen the CD... All songs from the album were written in 2001 year and were released as two vinyls "Same Time Same Place" and "Metamorphosis" in 2002 year. But were difficult to buy because of the very limited edition... Chronologically the album "Deja Vu" is between "Wasteland" and "E$chaton". [press-release]

Cyclotimia -- "New Death Order" -- CD -- €12
2006 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 013 CD, (ltd. 500)
This is a re-issue of the first MCD by Cyclotimia which has been released by the now defunct State-Art back in 2000 and now is a very hard-to-find collector item. This depressive gloomy work is closer to the early band's vinyl releases than to more electro-oriented latest albums. The claustrophobic aura of the world dying in the strangling embraces of the new world order, the total horror of everyday life, the omnipresent tentacles of consumerism - all the distinctive conspirological Cyclotimia topics are already here on this debut work, and lo-fi industrial-oriented sound makes it all totally revealed and free of any veneer. This album is a brilliant soundtrack for pre-apocalyptic times which could appeal not only to Cyclotimia fans, but to all the lovers of obscure atmospheric industrial in a vein of Schloss Tegal "Oranor III" or some 90-ies Sigillum S works. In addition to the initial MCD material, the release includes 8 previously unreleased tracks from the same period and comes in a cardboard full-colour envelope limited to 500 copies only. Total length is 74 min. [press-release]

Cyclotimia -- "Trivial Pleasures" -- CD EP -- €6
2003 Monopoly Records, MONO 001-1003
Cyclotimia is one of the most known Russian electronic bands. Since 1999 band has released 3 CD and 2 vinyl albums in Germany, Italy and Russia. Starting as an 'industrial' project, in time Cyclotimia borrowed elements from different music genres, such as 'old-school electronics', 'experimental', 'new age'. Inspiring in 'global' and 'free market' themes, the band creates unique crossover soundscapes in the modern 'post-industrial' area, referred to as 'L'Electronique Mondial' by the musicians. 'Trivial Pleasures' is the first part of their similarly titled 'L'Electronique Mondial' trilogy which is going to include two more MCD's of certainly non-trivial music. Created using mainly old Soviet analogue synths, 'Trivial Pleasures' is a bit 'alien' to the previous works of the band, but at the same time is Cyclotimia's most radical and experimental album. [press-release]
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D'incise -- "Prairie" -- 2 CD-R -- €7
2012 Observatoire, obs * e|myth 038, (ltd. 100)
Swiss-based Peter Laurent (d'incise) offers four lengthy works on this double-disc set, centered around drones and the audible elevation of small sounds. These range from vibrating drum skins to the amplification of "quiet parts" from past concerts (an idea I rather like). This latter is my favorite piece here, yielding a varied range of not-overtly-related sounds and textures that possess a very full feeling, elements jostling around in space, buffeting each other, sliding past one another, chaotic but of a whole. In the notes to the release, he writes, "When it gets boring it becomes interesting" and d'incise abuts that subjective divide now and then. All the tracks are listenable though at times, my attention wandered, which is perhaps fine. I'm guessing that they'd function quite well as traditional (that is, Eno-oriented) ambient music in the sense of subtly causing one to think differently. Hard to say. Listening to the final piece, assembled from "feedbacks, open piano, magnetic glitches, pre-amps, laptop and house noises", one realizes that there's a hell of a lot occurring beneath the apparently simple hum though attempting to focus on it, like looking directly at a faint star in the night sky, often causes the cohesion to disappear. Very interesting work, especially the second disc. Worth checking out for those inclined in this direction. [Brian Olewnick]
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Dachise -- "Twin Braids" -- CD -- €10
1999 Assemblage Point, 001CD, (ltd. 500)
DACHISE somehow manage to bang a wedge between the Japanese school of Raw Noise and a more Avant Garde, tape - manipulation sound. So while there are moments here when, at a decent volume, you feel they are going to knock the house down around your ears, it makes for a much more interesting experience. Whereas the Japanese approach is to simply blast you away, DACHISE have a much more effective way of assaulting your aural nervous system - they lull you with warmth, beats and hypnotic tape loops, then fire detonating bursts at you when you least expect it. [Metamorphic Journeyman]

Dadhikra -- "The Arctic Home" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT123, (ltd. 120)
THe long-awaited first full-length album of Dadhikra, recorded during five years. Vedic post-industrial canvas inspired by the books of Bal Gangadhar Tilak "The Arctic Home in the Vedas" and Rahul Sankrityayan "Volga Se Ganga". The album filled with dances of dawns around the North Pole, cold breath of the Arctic Ocean, glimmer of midnight Arctic sun, mysterious atmosphere of the white night, pierced by the bird voices, singing of Vedic rishi and crackles of a ritual fire, Rigveda hymns, exploding with the assertive pace of nomads roaming through taiga, finding an unexpected parallel in the march of the Indian National Army of Subhas Chandra Bose. Long way from ritual post-industrial images of the Arctic Motherland gone under ice, through the taiga noise and drone, leading to a hot as a tropic day track "Jambudvipa", inaugurating the coming of Aryans to India. The album is closed by the short track "Dadhikra", shining in a drone among the patter of the sun stallion Dadhikra - as a sonic autograph from the project. Half DVD-box, cover made of hand-painted paper. [press-release]

Dadhikra -- "Bjorknaver" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2012 YAOP, YAOP 048, (ltd. 32)
This mini-album is filled with joyful atmosphere of sunny spring days in the woods and traditional feasts, and is performed completely on traditional instruments made of birch bark: shepherd's horns and bugles, zhaleyka, sharkunka, etc. Instrumental music close to authentical folk lore. Mini-slim-box, textured cover with a photo, all info hand-written. [label info]

Daemorph -- "Luc1f3r14n r31ch" -- CD-R -- €3
2008 Legio Mourman, legm-001, (ltd. 50)
Martial Noise / Power Electronics / Neoclassic. This debut album from a nihilist recluse represents a dark world full of fear, pain and hatred. Crippled orchestra performs ode to emptiness as the primary form of matter, formless noisy militaristic parties whim up dark ritualistic mystical mood of cannon fodder condemned to death. The smell of shredded iron and gunpowder, the taste of dirt and blood on the lips. Daemorph creates a ritual bonfire in order to burn down half-moons, crosses, wooden dolts and all idols created by human in his image and likeness and called "gods" in some strange misunderstanding. This piece will not have a happy end. The smoke of burnt flesh poisons the skies, scorched earth is silent and empty. Bloody mystery of iconoclasm is made in a form of militaristic power electronics with a touch of symphonic parts and distorted vocals. "I have come to dethrone your idols to erect the New Temple! I Am The Pain..." [press-release]

Daina Dieva -- "Kas" -- CD -- €10
2016 Vibora, VIB001
KAS is the third album from Daina Dieva, a dark ambient - drone project from Vilnius, Lithuania. Notably darker (and at times noisier) than the recent collaboration with Skeldos ("Aviliai" / 2015), KAS is a creepy trilogy of deep nightmare explorations. Hammering at the gates of nothingness and drowning in a bottomless pool of ink... Daina Dieva's sound is a layered, multi-faceted mixture of voice, effected guitar patters, noises, drones and various instruments, like bamboo flute, bells, various chimes, metallophone etc. The project is active since 2008. During this time, DD has played live concerts in various events - from small scale appearances in underground bars, to bigger scale open air festivals. Working with soundscapes and slowly-evolving compositions, her songs are chants of murky waters, windy nights and lucid dreams, autobiographical and sincere. DD's soundscapes for art installations, sculptures, performances & video are specially prepared in close collab with the requesting artists... For friends of: Zoviet France, Aural Hypnox, Drone Records, Isolationism. [press-release]
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Dapnom -- "Paralipomenes A La Divine Comedie" -- CD -- €10
2011 Mors Ultima Ratio, MUR-001, (ltd. 500)
4 tracks of Dark Ritual Sophisticated Evil Music. Digipack + 4 page-booklet, incredible artwork by Metastazis (Morbid Angel, Secrets of The Moon, Ascension, Neo Inferno 262, etc.). [label info]

Dark Awake -- "Epi Thanaton" -- CD -- €10
2013 Rage In Eden, RAGE 94
The second album of Dark Awake "Epi Thanaton" - thematicaly and musicaly it's about Typhonian witchcraft, Necronomicon, Sumerian mythology, Runes, Qabalah and others subjects... with neoclassical instruments, dark ambient soundscapes and ritualistic instruments like human bones. "Epi Thanaton" borns a new kind of music: apocalyptic ritual music. [label info]
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Dark Awake -- "Imago Typhonis" -- CD EP -- €8
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 032, (ltd. 101)
New Dark Awake EP awakes the shadows… A step away from ordinary dark music of today… Dark, esoteric ritual, majestic music based on superb keyboards, neoclassical instruments and human bones trumpet brings darkness to your heart… An esoteric ritual songs about the forgotten heathen past and sumerian magick. Next Dark Awake album is going to be a masterpiece! CD, 2-folders digipack, limited to 101 hand-numbered copies. [label info]

Daruin / Torturing Nurse / Stpocold -- "split" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Abgurd, AB-37, (ltd. 114)
This is the second part of Harsh Noise 3-way split series. DARUIN, guided by Kazuya Ishigami, is rather well-known among adorers of experimental Digital Post-Industrial. 19-minutes-long track filled with action: it starts off with a Glitch prelude, streams towards schizophrenic TV-collages, trembles with piercing Digital Noise, whirls with a storm of heated noise. A 20-minutes-long track of TORTURING NURSE is recorded by duo of Youki and Junky. Wall of noisy feedbacks interrupted by guitar passages, pick scrapes and screams. STPOCOLD - project of INSTANT MOVIE COMBINATIONS, researching wastelands of Digital Noise. 21-and-a-half minutes of asthmatic asphyxia. Fine-dyspersated gravel of noise is forced through ears by howling and droning frequencies. [press-release]
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Das Synthetische Mischgewebe -- "Collaborations" -- 2 CD -- €13
2006 Monochrome Vision, (mv09), (ltd. 500)
DSM's music world appears as the intricate but finest tapestry of microscopic sounds, sophisticated packing of voids with sonic hallucinations, textural interactions and layering effects. Mostly sourced from the ordinary life, sounds changed beyond any recognition, the endless flow of electroacoustic treatments and studio engineering. This album includes collaborations with some finest sound-artists over there, and must be attended as the most diversified one. The full title of this double-CD album of collaborations is: "The escape of the electrified dermatologist epitomises his dissent with the compromising juxtaposition of the smell and the sound of a pair of wings injured in subdued romance". It contains tracks recorded with ERG, Jorg Thomasius, Artificial Memory Trace, The Oval Language and Thomas Beck. Loud and quiet, occasionally full blast and more frequently sneaking little sounds, no less intense and all alternating in a few seconds - discontinuity may likely be the trademark of DSM's sound world. Things are kept together, coherency is established by all what is absent, form vanishes before it can be grasped. [label info]
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Das Synthetische Mischgewebe -- "Le Vide Pour Appui" -- CD -- €16
2009 Waystyx, WR42, (ltd. 424)
This CD contains the recordings prepared specially for a dance performance for the conservatory of Caen, France (yet it's not easy to imagine what kind of dancing it was while listening to this music). All the sounds were recorded in the class of orchestral percussion with tam tams, gongs, cymbals, cymbaloms, toms, xylophones and vibraphones, carillon, timpani, barrel drums, bells, tubular bells, etc. being played mechanically with different motors and other electrical devices, via different transmitters, low frequency pulses via loudspeakers and transducers, with spirals, strings, coils, tapes, wires, elastics, air pressure, adhesives, etc. and never with hands or drum sticks of what ever kind. [label info] Unconventional package desigh with the use of silk-screened plastic and elements made of thick leather.
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Dasein -- "?IA: Live In Yaroslavl" -- CD-R -- €8
2011 Ufa Muzak, UFA 46, (ltd. 88)
Drone ambient noise. Ufa Muzak presents the new release made after a gig happened on April 15th, 2011 in Yaroslavl, Russia. This disc contains the full fragment of performance of the Moscow based project Dasein. This is cold, evil, but inwardly bright noise blast in space where it swooned for the purpose of examination and understanding. More than half an hour of powerful furious flow inside of which happens nothing that can be marked as usual or trivial. The projects nature of sound immediately brings the listener into an altered state of mind. The heartbeat quickens, the visual acuty increases, the level of adrenaline in blood rises, all hearing is focused on the psycho-physical affect and soon one looses his orientation in time. What is it needed for? The specific historical moment is taken as a concept of this action, and for deeper understanding of its essence we present this experience of taking the thinking from the objective reality in deep movements of the past. "Bayonets into the ground!" 1 track, 29 minutes, cardboard sleeve + 2 cards. [press-release]
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Dasein -- "Vacuum 2.0" -- CD-R -- €6
2012 Valgriind, VG 51
First version of this album was recorded by Asket in the year of MMIII. Later released by now defunct label B-Rush on a CD-R limited to 36 copies. During the year of MMXI the album was re-recorded, and now, properly speaking, you hold in your hands a principally new recording totally different from the original. [label info]

Dasein -- "Vae Victis" -- CD-R -- €6
2009 Valgriind, VG 17, (ltd. 100)
Deep noise ambient, associated with history of world wars. Author's artworks are used in design. [label info]

Dasein vs. Bardo -- "Prima Materia" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2010 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT56, (ltd. 72)
Moscow based noise act Dasein (a side-project of Fanum) reworks the compositions of another Moscow project Bardo (aka Sergey Gabbasov, pre-Vazhes), played on Tibetian ritual instruments, into a 20-minute mysterious drone noise ambient nocturne. Dense low rumblings of pre-matter, enigmatic sounds flowing through low-frequency layers, chilly night music for contemplation over the riddles of the universe. Handmade cardboard sleeve, cover photo by Orleane. [press-release]

Dasein / Dadhikra -- split -- CD-R -- €6
2012 Valgriind, VG 50
A split of two brother projects from Moscow and Ingria. Dasein presented one long track of gloomy Drone Noise Ambient with the atmosphere of industrial abandonment. Dadhikra opens its half with a lively natural psychedelic Folk Drone Ambient track "Arvid" and continues with a more dark canvas "Zhaln'ik" dedicated to the cult of ancestors and entombments. This track, besides psychedelic retro electronics, folk instruments, voices of birds and field recordings, also features dark (with a touch of doom) guitar and ritual clapper, calling to dead. Full-colour cover and info insert. [YAOP]

Dasein / Indra / YAO 91404 D -- "Aikuaivenchorr" -- CD-R -- €8
2011 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT74, (ltd. 50)
Space Drone Ambient created from the field recordings made in July 2010 in Hibiny tundras, particularly on a hospitable mountain Ajkuajvenchorr (Mountain with a god's mother's head) - land of July snowstorms and tame partridges. Space depth, arctic forest cold, purity of mountain rivers and clarity of air, shamanism, all-pervading taste of technicism. Only 50 copies in minimalistic package. [label info]

Dasein vs. Norma Reaktsii -- "93" -- CD -- €6
2011 Sickcore, SC22, (ltd. 300)
Power Electronics / Death Industrial dedicated to the tragic political events in Moscow in 1993.

Dat Rayon -- "Motor City" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 062-2, (ltd. 300)
"Motor City" is the second result of a collaborative work between Dat Rayon and Zoharum label, after the "Junkyard" net release. This time it is a physical release - the second compact disc long-player after well-received "Station Wagon" from 2012. Thematically, the latest Dat Rayon album revolves around automobile themes, similarly to "Station Wagon." "Motor City" is dedicated to Detroit - the birthplace of worldwide car industry which is depopulating and decaying now. In 11 compositions one can hear echoes of deserted factories that were once full of life. The illustration of this theme is one of a kind mix of deformed electronica with loads of dub and ambient. It is perfectly complemented by the cover artwork by Rafal Kolsut. This 3-panel ecopak release is strictly limited to 300 copies. [press-release]
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Dat Rayon / FOQL / RNA2 / Gaap Kvlt -- "Circuit Integre Volume 1 - A Compilation Of Contemporary Electronica" -- CD -- €10
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 101-2, (ltd. 400)
"Circuit Integre" is a new Zoharum series, modeled after Philips' 'Prospective 21e Siecle', released at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Our new series presents the most interesting young projects working in the the field of broadly-defined electronic music. Each part will contain recordings of three different projects. In the first part the following participated: Dat Rayon, NZLD.pl and Gaap Kvlt... Dat Rayon is a Gdansk-based project inspired by the automotive industry, in particular the fall of the industrial city of Detroit. In their music they penetrate the periphery of the post-club electronica mixing ambient, dub and minimal techno. Dat Rayon has developed its own sound code that can be heard on "Station Wagon" (Seed Records, 2012) and "Motor City" (Zoharum, 2014) and the web release "Junkyard" (Dat Rayon / Zoharum, 2013)... FOQL and RNA2 are part of the NZLD.pl (formerly under the names Kolektyw Ebola and Marburg). They have released numerous smaller formats (cassettes, EPs, and tracks on compilations). Their music is fully analogue drawing from elements of electro, techno, drone and ambient music. Their music cannot be pigeonholed, so with every listen one can find new elements in it... The last of the artists presented on the first part of the "Circuit Integre" series is Gaap Kvlt. The project has already gained considerable audience thanks to their debut album "Void" (Monotype Records, 2014) and numerous EPs. The mysterious project mixes ambient and drone with hints of orientalism forming a sonic dome. The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 400 copies. The cover is designed by Tomek Popakul (the author of an award-winning animated movie ‘Ziegenort’). It is mastered by Pawel Bartnik and his Centrala Studio. The whole production process is overseen by Michal Porwet. [press-release]
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Dauby, Yannick -- "Vescagne, Salese" -- CD -- €10
2015 Kalerne, kal06, (ltd. 250)
Dauby treads far different territory on this release--two tracks, the first recorded in a lignite mine in Vescagne (inactive), the second on an Alpine mountain, Caire Archas. "Lignite" is mysterious while also being rather luminous and transparent, bearing a number of surprisingly "musical" sounds, zither-like strums and resonant, warm booms. Clearly composed and, I imagine, processing the field recordings a good bit (I could be wrong), it works very well, calm but with a subtly disturbing undercurrent, as though Dauby is disturbing an area that would rather be left on its own. The second cut is full of air, ice and snow, very much outdoors, with crows cawing, snow crunching, wind flowing... as well as distant engines. The presumably electronically-produced drones add quite a bit of drama to the central section of the work. When they dissipate, leaving behind its echo and a wash of liquids, the effect is somehow very magical. It ends with several minutes of...I'm not sure, except it sounds like someone slogging through heavy, packed snow, deep in a crevice. Both pieces are very strong, really well designed and realized of this type. [Brian Olewnick, Just Outside]
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Davies, Rhodri / Matt Davis / Samantha Rebello / Bechir Saade -- "Hum" -- CD -- €9
2007 Another Timbre, at04
Free Improvisation.

Day Before Us -- "Misty Shroud of Regrets" -- CD -- €10
2013 Rage In Eden, RAGE 98, (ltd. 300)
“Misty shroud of regrets” presents a corpus of spleen-piano based ambiences and nightly soundscaping laments for electric organ and darkened chords. The musical ensemble reveals microtonal bitter melodies occasionally punctuated by a few narrative parts, an array of noises, found sounds and field recordings. “Misty shroud of regrets” is a timeless musical effort based on the existential photographic poetry of Yulia Kazban... Day Before Us is a darkly cinematic and semiclassical ambient project from France and formed by the piano player Philippe Blache. Since 2011 a handful of albums have been published on independent labels such as Rage in Eden, Cathedral Transmissions and Kadaath Records. [label info]
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Day Before Us / Nimh -- "Under Mournful Horizons" -- CD -- €9
2012 Rage In Eden, RIE 91, (ltd. 500)
Giuseppe Verticchio (Nimh) is a brilliant Italian underground musician specialised in organic / visceral ambient tales. He is notably known for his collaboration with Maurizio Bianchi and modern experimental electronic artists (Nefelheim, Baghiri from Italy...). He released more than 10 albums (between 2001 & 2007, including collaborative projects). His charged, orchestrated abstract universe features dynamic musical motifs (from acoustic percussions, exotic instruments to e-guitar) superposed on electronic dronescapes. His work is now called ambient-electronic-ethnic-experimental music... Day Before Us is an acoustic micro-tonal ambient project formed in 2010. The musical signature is turned to solemn soundscaping ritualism, dada-esque hypnopedies and soundtracky ambiences. The content is sometimes sustained by digital field recordings. All tracks are recorded live. The main sources of inspiration come from odd literature, ghostly presence, angelology, cinematic poetry and the magical realism. Day Before Us means the everlasting power of ancient time which saves us from the amnesia of everyday life. [label info]
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The Days Of The Trumpet Call -- "Purification" -- CD -- €12
1999/2010 Trutzburg Thule, TRUTZCD004
"Purification" is the re-issue of Raymond P.'s first album (1999, Black Rain). This edition comes remastered and in all new artwork. "Purification" was recorded at the same time when Josef K. and Raymond P. recorded Von Thronstahl's first two albums for Cold Spring. Dark and Neoclassical soundscapes with many voice samples. Digipak. [Cold Spring]

DBPIT & XXENA -- "Drawings At An Exhibition" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 FinalMuzik, FMSS11 / Dischi Gatto Alieno 11, (ltd. 150)
A collab between the Post-Industrial Trumpeter and the painter XXENA - soundtrack for her exhibition. Experimental post-industrial music with processed trumpet sounds. Digipak + 11 cards with full-colour reproductions of XXENA's paintings. [YAOP]

DDAA -- "Hazy World" -- CD -- €10
2014 Nefryt, N 026, (ltd. 444)
New studio album of this French avantgarde legend. Recorded especially for Nefryt! Gatefold A5 cover. [label info]

De Waard, Frans -- "Vijf Profielen" -- CD -- €10
2007 Alluvial Recordings, A26
In November 2005 Frans de Waard spend a week recording and composing on location in the small Dutch town Vlissingen, near the cost. The Marine shipyard is located in the centre of that town, but activities are moved and the whole area gets new direction in years to come. As part of an exhibition '[Mijn] Domein', three musicians were asked to reflect on this transition. Frans de Waard was last and recorded the remaining activities in this building where so called 'profiles' are made used in shipbuilding. In the piece things move from hectic and busy (in the first profile) to emptyness (in the fifth profile), although it's one piece. Using mainly recordings made on site of elevators, metal cutting and room ambience, this piece is a strong work of field recordings with minor electronic processing. Frans de Waard is best known for his work with a wide variety of projects, such Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, Goem, Freiband and many more, all in the field of experimental music and sound art since 1984. Since then he runs his own Korm Plastics, had a brief involvement in Staalplaat and since 1986 has a magazine called Vital, since 1995 known as Vital Weekly. 'Vijf Profielen' is however the first full length Cd under his own name. Housed in the usual Alluvial Recordings plastic wallet, cover was printed at Knust in Nijmegen and design is by Roger_NBH. [label info]

Dead Land -- "Harbingers..." -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT36, (ltd. 36)
Death Ambient n with obscure raw industrial sound. This is the debute album of this project and it represents the research of the phenomenon of a harbinger-man, a harbinger of storm, war, chaos... it's divided into 3 parts: birth, where life meets death and youth with decrepitude; boyhood, where a man closes himself inside settling down in solitude; and finally the third stage - madness, where reality borders with dreams and where this man is born - a Harbinger... Among the influences the author mentions Oophoi, Klaus Wise, Staruha Mha, John Grzinich. Package: handmade sleeve with a slit and info-sticker, made of textured cardboard with fabric and spattered with ink + printed insert with photo and track-list. [press-release]

Dead Man's Hill -- "The Daemons of Death" -- CD -- €10
2006 War Office Propaganda / Rage In Eden, WOP29
The newest Dead Man's Hill CD contains 8 songs consisting of organic howling sounds, crossed with lots of choirs, strings, horns and trumpets, beautiful clean vocals and usual DMH-percussions. Includes the track "Masks of Egypt", which appeared also earlier on the WOP promo-sampler. [press-release]
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Dead Man's Hill -- "Dog Burial" -- CD -- €12
2007 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 092
7th full length album for Dead Man's Hill! Far more violent and darker atmosphere than ever before. This entire album handles about the loss of nature, all the people who destroy it, knowing and unknowing what they're doing. Further it handles also about nature making conspiracies with the Loa's to let mankind disappear from the earth. The music sounds like a storm wiping away everything in the neighbourhood. Extremely dark classical death industrial with choirs, the voice of the Apocalypse telling people in their dreams how it all will evolve, magical and Black Metal atmospheres... For all lovers of "In Slaughter Natives"! Art-work presenting a series of magnificent Caravaggio paintings! [press-release]
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Dead Man's Hill -- "Spirits" -- CD -- €9
2010 Steinklang Industries, SK 53
Over the last 7 years, DEAD MAN'S HILL became a well known and much appreciated artist in Ritual Ambient, Neoclassic and Bombastic Martial Music and with this new album, the band drags the listener into alternate realities and far away spheres. The lyrics are mainly dealing with travelling in these worlds. Musically the album goes further in the vein of Lakes of Sacrifice (2006) but a lot deeper-going and much more worked out, so you can say that "Spirits" is definitely the band's best album up to date. Dark and deep-dronning Ambient, mixed with strong and powerful Martial songs, varied with hypnotically mesmerizing Tribal parts. All in all the whole Album has a strong Death Industrial touch and even carries some Gregorian elements. Listen to this album, and let yourself take away to a intangible world, to far away shperes where things are just different to all You ever expected. "Spirits" includes a video from the track Road to Sweet Waters, made by Alex Hugin Wieser. 8 songs / 65 min. [press-release]
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Dead Voices On Air -- "Fast Falls The Eventide" -- 2 CD -- €15
2009 Lens Records, LENS0109
Fast Falls The Eventide is aural provocateur Mark Spybey's (ex-:Zoviet*France:) 11th album as Dead Voices On Air, and across a multi-decade career stirring pots experimental, existential, and otherwise, his is a sound that summons any number of nocturnal beasties from the ether. Blink twice, listen carelessly and you'll fail to discern the minutiae Spybey meticulously works into every one of the 15 pieces sprawling across the first disc of this 2-CD set's eminent domain. Spybey works hard at his art so you don't have to: rather, as the listener, the participant, the absorber, it's more important to ignore categorical tags such as "industrial", "ambient", "soundscape", et al, and instead gorge deeply on a wriggling, sometimes confrontational puzzlebox of sounds erupting from a bevy of mysterious sources... Fast Falls The Eventide is a two CD set featuring the all new recording Fast Falls The Eventide on Disc 1. Disc 2 features the long out of print first release by Dead Voices On Air - Abrader - originally released in 1994 on cassette by Japan's G.R.O.S.S. label. This digitally remastered version of Abrader features two previously unreleased tracks featuring cEvin Key. Abrader and the two bonus tracks are only available on this CD release. [label info]

Dead Voices On Air -- "Mawson's Will And Other Stories" -- CD -- €12
2012 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 034 CD
The album is named after a track that Spybey worked on with Robert Hampson of Loop and Main as part of the twentieth anniversary series of 7 inch singles, that has thus far featured collaborations with Simon Fisher-Turner, Edward Ka-spel and Robin Storey. Douglas Mawson was a famous polar explorer and this 12 minute collaboration with Robert became a focal point for this album. The tracks could perhaps be described as musical narratives, each named after a place or an event or a person that has attracted Spybey's attention. Some are more obvious than others, "Kursk," for example being about the Russian submarine disaster. But, ironically, in the world of Dead Voices on Air, concepts limit creativity. The studio is a place of invention, with the starting point being the creation of a sound. Ideas are never written down. When Spybey works he becomes engrosssed in the act of making music and in editing it. The studio and everything within it is utilized in the act of creating music. Spybey does not try to create music that is descriptive or literal. For him, the gift of music is in the eye and ear of the listener. The more he makes music, the longer this impossible career progresses, the less he feels like talking about music. He simply makes music. All of the time. The album also features a cameo appearance by Robin Storey and by Utah keyboard player Lori Cole, who has contributed several pieces that Spybey has reworked in the past year. [press-release]

Deadhorsemort -- "A Priori: Dedicated to Rene Descartes" -- CD-R -- €8
2010 Linija Shuma, SHUM0010, (ltd. 36)
Industrial dark ambient in classical vein - dense obscure atmosphere, minimal hypnotic rhythms, echoes of the images from the past in gramophone melodies sounding merry yet somehow pathological in such musical framework... "This album represents the power of true belief versus true delusion and the uncertainties that come from these powerful questions of the self. Absolute knowledge of ones self maybe possible to achieve but perhaps can never truly be realized, understood, nor embraced due to finite limits of reality, being merely a human being. Also if one could truly embrace its own truth, would one really like what ones sees? Even if not, one would still have to live, die, and face the unknowns of eternity with this inner truth, that may be displeasing... This album is dedicated to Rene Descartes and his ideas on experience, truth, and certainty. Ideas, such as empiricism versus rationalism and the ideas of priori and posteriori inner truths, while in the pursuit of ones absolute knowledge." [from the authors]
[myspace]

Deadwood -- "8 19" -- CD -- €9
2006 Cold Spring Records, CSR53CD
Outstanding Power Electronics from Sweden. This is DEADWOOD's debut album and is a solid, pounding force of electronics, Death Ambient atmospheres and brutal vocals. Featuring a member of Satanic Black Metal act Blodulv. File alongside such luminaries as The Grey Wolves and Mz.412. DEADWOOD is a relentless assault on the senses! Approach with due caution! [press-release]
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Deadwood -- "Ramblack" -- CD -- €9
2008 Cold Spring Records, CSR104CD
"Ramblack" is the follow up to Deadwood's successful 2005 album "8 19" (CSR53CD). Over the past 3 years this Swedish artist has been toiling away, creating a new black ambient / death noise masterpiece and "Ramblack" is the result. Cloaked in a more raw and morbid sound then its predecessor, this album truly changes ones perspective of audial darkness. This analogue beast of an album layers the tonal prayers of demons and the distorted cries of angels, sickness and depravity. True Death Electronics. The soundtrack to your end. "Ramblack" features guest vocals from Norwegian Black Metal legend Maniac (Skitliv, ex-Mayhem), who's vocal approach on the song 'Forakt' shows the full range of his capacity. Truly one of the most sick and twisted pieces of sonic art ever recorded. Enjoy the disease! [press-release]
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Deadwood -- "Sheolic" -- CD -- €10
2014 Cold Spring, CSR163CD
The desolate new album from Sweden’s Deadwood (aka Daniel Jansson of CULTED). Recorded 2009-2011, “Sheolic” mixes dark ambient with black Industrial and power electronics, making this the bleakest Deadwood album to date. Cold, distorted waves of nefarious electronics, putrescent vocals and dense, heavy rhythms take you to a new sub-level of despair that delivers on many plains of consciousness. Influenced by the downfall of mankind and the men and women that willingly embrace it; from religious cults to those who choose to act on their own. This is the final part of the Deadwood trilogy for Cold Spring – beginning with “8 19? in 2005, continuing with “Ramblack” in 2008, and finishing with “Sheolic” in 2014. Cover art by Laetitia Mantis. [press-release]
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Deathroes -- "Hate Fuck" -- CD -- €10
2007 PACrec, PACrec132 / Troniks, TRO-265, (ltd. 1000)
Deathroes is Gerritt and Sixes. Debut release from this Oakland Black Noise super group. Equal parts harsh and black, filled with spite. [label info]

Deathstench -- "Massed In Black Shadow" -- CD -- €10
2012 Black Plagve, INFECT 11
Debut full length from the Los Angeles based duo of Darea Plantin and John-Paul Whetzel, also known for their work in the misanthropic black-doom trio, Welter in Thy Blood. Within their short discography, DEATHSTENCH has proven particularly adept incorporating elements of death industrial, dark ambient, doom, and black metal, and hideously transforming and molding them into a writhing mass of absolute filth and abject darkness. Built upon field recordings, scrap metal percussion, harrowing electronics, down tuned guitar & bass, and demonic vocalizations, the sound is both nihilistic and vile, rife with occult incantations, buzzing, distorted horror, and saturated walls of droning depravity that dissolve into roiling murk and hellish, blackened smear. Their latest installment, Massed in Black Shadow, is an impious communion summoning and invoking the soundtrack for all death to come. 6 tracks, totaling just over 45 minutes, guaranteed to deliver some of the most terrifying and purely misanthropic sounds you’re likely to find anywhere. “Bastards of the Black Flame” features additional sounds and effects by Cory Rowell of Demonologists, and all tracks are mastered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Eyehategod, Crisis). For fans of Steel Hook Prostheses, MZ.412, Brighter Death Now, Abruptum. [press-release]
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Decondition -- "Sukellan Tuntemattomiin Syvyyksiin" -- CD -- €10
2014 Force Majeure, Force006, (ltd. 497)
DECONDITION is Arttu LAINE, a Finnish musician living in Helsinki. "Sukellan tuntemattomiin syvyyksiin", "I dive into unknown depths" in english, is his debut CD after a first cassette released in 2006 on Freak Animal Records as FREAK-TAPE-022, "The Universal Nothingness". It contains thirteen tracks recorded before and after the "Universal Nothingness" sessions, at different times. Using electronics, sampler, effects, field-recording, junk metal, processed vocals, some tape-voices, DECONDITION creates hypnotic, repetitive pieces of noise, mixing power or rhythmic electronics with real industrial sounds. The atmosphere is obscure, weird, and very personal, most of the tracks dealing with the death and the resurrection of the ego. Housed in a six-panel digipack, limited to 497 copies. [press-release]

Deconstruction Disco -- "Construction 01.B.13" -- CD-R -- €5
2013 Attenuation Circuit, ACDD 1002
'Electronic music' means a lot of different things to different people: Dance music to many, avantgarde music with special instruments to others. The project DECONSTRUCTION DISCO is determined to prove that these aspects are not contradictory. In live improvisations, electronic beats meet instruments from the long history of electronic music, such as the theremin. The tools of dance music DJs and electronic composers alike, such as records, mixers, and synthesizers, are processed, sampled, and hacked to create new sounds... Daniel Fibrile: turntables, elektrojudas: live loops + sampling, CnZsMr: theremin, hacked hardware + bended circuits, EMERGE: treated and natural samples of recording media. [label info]

Deep -- "Live At Lab.30" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 Attenuation Circuit, ACLAB 1001
Deep play ambient post-rock on two electric bass guitars. An unusual line-up for a festival dominated by digital music, but a truly experimental approach to this instrument. The music of Deep explores spaces, both acoustic and mental, something that is clearly audible on this recording. Without using a PA mixer, the duo set up their speakers and themselves amidst the audience and allow the room acoustics to interact with their music. Furthermore, the effects they use also create different "sound spaces", from harmonic flanged chords travelling through large echo chambers to distorted walls of sound closing in on the listener. [press-release]
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Defektro -- "Collapse of the Unseen Wall" -- 3"CD-R -- €11
2008 Linija Shuma, Shum 0007, (ltd. 54)
Japanese project performing it's music on metal constructions. Neatly structured compositions combining elements of atmospheric ambient and harsh ferro-noise, providing the feeling of almost physical contact with a crystalline molecular grid. Packed in a silver cardboard sleeve with a polished metal insert under the disk. Recommended to the lovers of a Canadian artist Alan Bloor (Pholde, Knurl).

Deison & K.K. Null -- "Into" -- CD -- €10
2009 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0931
Penetrating "Hi-tech" music, always on the border between sound, silence and noise… Splinters of sonic fragments, buzzings, electronic hisses, pulsations, hypnotic loops, ambient textures, sudden rays of light… A kaleidoscope of syntethic sounds and digital glitches, in a universe dominated by binary codes, that evolves through the cold-hearted control of sophisticated algorhythmic mutations programmed by human entities that already reached a level beyond the borders of our earthly knowledge… [label info]
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Delphium "Heart Full of Soul" / The Infant Cycle & Ramunas Yaras "Translation" -- 2x3"CD-R -- €9
2006 Diophantine Discs, n = 5,6, (ltd. 100)
"Heart Full of Soul," nearly 23 minutes, is one of Delphium's darkest and noisiest recordings to date. The very direct and engaging work features tracks ranging from droning dark ambient to distorted and expressive rhythmic beats. "Translation" is a 20-minute release consisting primarily of The Infant Cycle processing and supplementing avantgarde clarinet recordings by Ramunas Yaras. The resulting experimental (and somewhat rhythmic) pieces fall variously within the spectrum between ambient drone and noise. This release is presented as a pro-printed 2x3"CDr set, packaged in a special color folder sleeve, and limited to 100 copies. Delphium has been active since 1993, releasing numerous vinyl and CD releases on labels such as Drone, Moloko+, Hibou, and his own Aquese label. The Infant Cycle, active since 1992, has many releases on labels such as EE Tapes, Blade, Hands, and his own label, The Ceiling. Ramunas Yaras is a Lithuanian experimental composer and writer who is also known for his work in Endiche Vis.Sat and Magic Carpathians Project. [label info]

Deltidseskapism -- "Dunklets Hogtid" -- CD -- €10
2003 U-Cover 40, u-cover 40/02, (ltd. 500)
U-cover 40 proudly presents it's second relase coming from Deltidseskapism aka Bauri aka Martin Abrahamsson (Stokholm, Sweden), known for his releases on fine electronic labels such as Neo Ouija, Awkward Silence, Pitchcadet and on compilations for City Centre Offices, Benbecula, Surgery, Merck, Mille Plateaux and Mitek. On this album Abrahamsson presents six tracks of his irresistable blend of clicks'n'cuts inspired rhythms mixed with beautiful melodies and founded sounds resulting exactly in 40 minutes of music. -special cardboard packaging. [press-release]
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Demimonde -- "Mutant Star" -- CD -- €10
2000 Epidemie Records, EPR 042

Demoulin, Julien & IA -- "The Bay" -- CD -- €10
2012 Basses Frequencies, BF40 / Ronda, RND17
A tribute to both a great friendship and the mist-mantled San Francisco Bay Area, "The Bay" is a sprawling forty-minute drone piece recorded and produced in 2009 and 2010 over the course of several journeys between Oakland, California and Brussels, Belgium. Guitar and vocal drones, environmental recordings and flute merge to form an emotional travelogue at the grey boundaries of the dreaming and waking worlds… in celebration of reminiscence, before a darkling dawn, deep under the skies of water… [label info]
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Dent, Loren -- "Anthropology Vol. 1" -- CD -- €10
2009 Infraction, INFX034, (ltd. 900)

Depressive Disorder -- "In Depth" -- CD -- €10
2006 Monopolrecords, 007, (ltd. 500)
Indeed, Czech Republic's most famous EBM/Electro act couldn't find any better name to describe their musically evolution since their debut "Ultima Ratio". This is an 'in depth' piece of quality Electro/Industrial music, pressed on a silver circle and hidden in a well designed digi-pack. Also the Czech label Monopolrecords marks with this new output their return after having released not lesser than six releases in 2005. DEPRESSIVE DISORDER did grow and could win a lot of more musically maturity. While the charismatic vocals provided by Patrik Lev still offers all paths between emotional and melodious up to raging and screaming, the music and so the synth play has reached a not expected complexity. Same I can say about the rhythm programming. This is not that stupid 4/4-on-the-floor beat, almost all tracks show some diversity on that term, but still featuring a tough slap-in-your-face attitude. DEPRESSIVE DISORDER play a fine and well worked out of Dark Electro with thick and ominous synth layers and a unique kind generally. They also now included some guitar riffs added into some tracks like 'Abyss', 'Underneath', 'TV-Freak' and 'Blind' - only to strengthen some arrangements and - of course - not to satisfy some Metal headbangers. 'Abyss' and 'Blind' get my vote for bringing on the most addictive melodious content, both can be named as favorites of an overall amazing release. This release is one of the huge amount which needs to get heard without doubt by the masses of the genre. You'll get also a video clip of the track 'TV-Freak' which surely doesn't fit with the tastes of the VIVA/MTV (de-)generation. Go out and purchase this masterpiece!!! [Marc Tater, Chain D.L.K.]
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Depressive Disorder -- "Ultima Ratio" -- CD -- €10
2005 Monopolrecords, 004, (ltd. 500)
Patrik Lev (Disorder) stood at the beginning of a project which was created in 2002. Radim Cap (Stork) joined him during the time when he was working on the first CD. At the same time Stork worked on his project called Mastermind. Depressive Disorder made two demo CD "Near to death" and "Another step to death" in 2002. In winter of 2003 Depressive Disorder started to make concerts and work on a new CD "Ultima Ratio", which comes to shops thanks to a company Monopolrecords in these days. Patrik, Tom Galle and Matin Pavlik Atreid (Beamship) simultaneously work on a audio-visual project called H.E.E.L. Radim goes on his own project Mastermind. "Ultima Ratio" was finished in summer 2004. [label info]
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Der Arbeiter -- "Holzwege" -- CD -- €10
2010 Ur Muzik, UR 003, (ltd. 500)
Following the acclaimed debut album "Reflejos del Sol" (2004, Divine Comedy), Der Arbeiter release their second opus "Holzwege". Ten songs conceptually inspired by the work of Chilean writer Miguel Serrano, and his conception of Minne. In musical terms, "Holzwege" is an alchemical mix of electro-folk with a slight mediterranean taste, which gives it a unique and distinctive sound that moves away from the well known cliches of the neofolk-martial scene. An original and inspiring work, made in Chile, arising from the ruins. [label info]
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Der Flagrum -- "=0=" -- CD-R -- €6
2016 Vibrio Cholerae Records, VHR350, (ltd. 66)
New project of Maxim M. from STRUP. One 40-minute track with caleidoscopic moods flowing into each other. All starts with a web of string reverberations and abstract female vocals, then turns into echoed noises and industrial clanging with an extatic vocal. The tension is dissolving in pacified industrial humming with measured beats and comlex layering of rumbling waves, rasps and noises, slowly fading into nothingness. Everything seems to be sort of hazy and this illusionary feeling integrates the album and brings it to a common irrational denominator.
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Der Flagrum -- "Help My Hate" -- CD-R -- €6
2015 Vibrio Cholerae Records, VHR334, (ltd. 66)
Der Flagrum - side-project of Strup. Comatose hallucinatory post-industrial dark ambient with two massive tracks lasting 17 and 61 minutes respectively. Artwork made of insane digital art collages by Yuri Bolso.
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Der Tod Und Das Madchen -- "d-Moll" -- CD -- €10
2012 Lichterklang, LK007, (ltd. 300)
DER TOD UND DAS MÄDCHEN started out in 2009 finally presenting their debut now. The album "d-Moll" is a musical anthology of long forgotten lyricists, longing back to the death of Goethe. The elegies all evolving from the 19th century reveal the sadness and the pain of the loss of close relatives. Melancholy and transience, deathwish and madness, dream and reality cristalize themselves out of these thoughts and build the centre of "d-Moll". The area of romanticism, especially the so called black romanticism, focusses around these motives that are now being displayed by the album. Inspired by componists of the romantic times the extinct poetry is based on the dark and melancholic tunes of a piano, "Du Verwaistes Haus", based on a composition by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, being the only exception, standing out as an example for the decline of that classical epoch from it's instrumental basis. C.P.E. Bach was regarded to be the umbral composer even during his lifetime by the veracuty of his father. The closing words by the German imperator Wilhelm II. from 1904 build the end of the album, questioning the human arrogance with his words "the world is so big und we are so small, how come that we expect to circle everything around us". [press-release]

Dervenn -- "Gwad Roueel" -- CD -- €10
2012 The Eastern Front, Front 031, (ltd. 500)
Dervenn in Breton means "oak", the sacred tree of the ancient Celts. Wood is the matter of our instruments and our breath is the "wind that shakes the Barley"… even if we are living in the era of digital and numeric realities. The soul is still musical and deeply tainted by the landscape of Brittany, by the musicality of it, by the symbolism of it. Arthur, Perceval, Merlin, we still share their quest for truth and beauty when riding our cars… No commercial folklore, no infatuated "world" or "ethnic" music, no archeological mythology nor so-called traditionalism. Just our true modern Breton music. Beauty and breath of the arthurian past speaking a present day, but not vulgar, musical language. "Gwad Roueel" ("royal blood") is the first act of the quest, a personal and emotional evocation, using both traditional "celtic" instruments (bag pipe, Breton oboe, transverse flute, Irish whistle and bodhran) and modern ones. Invention and respect of the past are the key words, poetry, melody and strength are the feelings one gets from listening to this musical travel through the lights and darkness of human quest for purity and beauty… [press-release]

Detour Doom Project -- "Detour Doom" -- CD -- €12
2016 Aquarellist, aquarel 33-16, (ltd. 500)
Detour Project Doom, doom jazz act from Italy and USA. Our combo was born in 2014 from the union of members of several bands: Macellaria Mobile di Mezzanotte, Interview, Spiteful Womb and Rosengarten. The goal of the project is to create dark atmospheres, persuasive and dilated, directly inspired by visions in monochromatic dreamscapes and deserts. Detour Doom pays tribute to the atmosphere of film noir. Among our biggest influences are in fact black & white films, made of shadows and thrills. We compose a kind of long soundtrack, for suspended atmospheres. We are currently working on our debut album, trying to merge typical noir doom sounds with jazz and ambient / drone music. Our music is influenced by the works of Bohren & der Club of Gore, Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Space Dale Cooper Quartet, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Hidden Orchestra, and the dark ambient school of the 90's. [from the musicians]
[youtube]

Detritivore -- "Pakt" -- CD -- €10
2010 Lyderhorn Records, LR-009, (ltd. 1000)
Alternating between light and heavy, while being simultaneously beautiful and ugly, the Norwegian duo Detritivore manages to mix these elements on their debut album, Pakt. Essentially a concept album depicting disillusionment with religion and subsequent descent into darkness, the album is a harrowing experience of not quite Drone, not quite Noise, and not quite Doom Metal, but a true amalgamation of the three. Pakt is produced by Joakim Jensen, mastered by James Plotkin, and features mesmerizing illustrations by Justin Bartlett. [label info]

Deutsch Nepal -- "Amygdala" -- CD -- €10
2011 Autarkeia, acd 066
Amygdala is the latest album of the Swedish industrial music guru Der General. After listening to this album, one finds it difficult to decide whether it is a masterpiece of hypnotic music, the hallucinations of delirium tremens or perhaps the sign announcing the approaching apocalypse? Magnificent, gloomy and profound tracks create the atmosphere reminding the last days of the last member of the royal family or the celebration of the collapse of its era by a majestic empire. But that is only the general mood of the album. The tracks are very different from each other. Some of them frightful, some majestic, while the rest are calm and deep like dreams. And yet the subject matter of all lyrics is in one or another way related to death and the secret lurking behind it. Actually, Der General conveys it with remarkable subtlety. The album contains a number of crescendos, at least three hits and yet none of them reveal the secret fully. Der General music mesmerises with its slow and massive rhythms inherent most probably only to the Scandinavian electronics, and icy ambient flow inborn to the Northern men. Amygdala is the undisclosed secret. In various shapes it occurs throughout the album tracks where Der General to Heaven travels to meet Jesus and the holy family and investigate the nature of the supernatural ecstasy. Something bothers him and he leaves Heaven. In other tracks he states that we have to be reborn and continue living, later he takes part in the mystic funeral train burying and then resurging dead dogs. Upon their revival, the dogs attack the participants of the train and spread panic. Amygdala is a very colourful kaleidoscope of psychedelic visions. Der General concludes the album by letting us know that it is all clear to him and that the atmosphere is absolutely rotten. Perhaps it is a result of the empty bottle, or much more serious reasons… [press-release]
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Deutsch Nepal -- "Live in Saint-Petersburg 26.12.06" -- CD -- €15
2011 Aquarellist, aquarel plan b 01-11, (ltd. 150)
Live performance Deutsch Nepal in club Orlandina, Saint-Petersburg, Russia on December, 26th 2006. 150 copies in cardboard sleeve. Mastered by Uak-Kib.

Deutsch Nepal -- "Tolerance" -- CD -- €10
1994/2009 Autarkeia, ACD 037
The genial album Tolerance is one more golden deja vu of the industrial culture, released by Staalplaat label long ago, sold out and desperately sought and hunted in auctions by collectors. The new release of the cult album enjoys the enhanced sound and the new package design from the author Lina Baby Doll. And this time it does not come out in limited edition like its predecessor. The new generations can get it without limitations. Those who do not know Lina Baby Doll's masterpieces, should be informed that Tolerance is an artefact of the early stage of project's Deutsch Nepal music. The period is characterised by ritual tribal rhythms, mesmerising loops and indeed suggestive psychedelic atmosphere. [press-release]
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Diagnose: Lebensgefahr -- "Transformalin" -- CD -- €12
2005/2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-25
Words are not enough to describe the visceral feelings that Transformalin delivers, but this sound-therapy will cure your soul or make you total sick! This project's sole member is Nattramn, whose 'Death-Pierce Me' album under the project name Silencer stand as defining work in the suicidal black metal movement. Diagnose: Lebensgefahr is significantly different from either, though, and should not be considered a black metal album as such. For the first time this album blew up the world in 2007 and now it's still one of the most interesting works on current scene. Transformalin is a bleak voyage through related genres, particularly dark ambient, power electronics, martial and noise-influenced industrial, with black metal serving as the filter that taints and completes them. Consequently, 'Transformalin' is a jarring experience that can be harshly rhythmic at one moment and the next dive into unmetered, dragging ambience, while still others draw on martial cadences and horn reveries that echo in the background. Though mostly instrumental, he does provide 'narration' from time to time with primarily clean vocals that range from manically impassioned to psalm-tone catatonia. Last years it became extremely rare album and now, 5 years later, this black pearl is available again! This time with the expanded booklet on 16 pages which was specially developedover by the well-known artist Costin Chioreanu (drawing for Grave worked; Darkthrone; Demonical; Aura Noir; My Dying Bride; Arcturus, Trencadis; Arktau Eos and many other). Masterfully executed, under the sensitive management of Nattramn'a, drawings, are your silent conductors on desert corridors of Diagnose: Lebensgefahr. Regular jewelcase the edition with 16 page booklet. [press-release]
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Diagnose: Lebensgefahr -- "Transformalin" -- CD -- €22
2005/2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-25
Words are not enough to describe the visceral feelings that Transformalin delivers, but this sound-therapy will cure your soul or make you total sick! This project's sole member is Nattramn, whose 'Death-Pierce Me' album under the project name Silencer stand as defining work in the suicidal black metal movement. Diagnose: Lebensgefahr is significantly different from either, though, and should not be considered a black metal album as such. For the first time this album blew up the world in 2007 and now it's still one of the most interesting works on current scene. Transformalin is a bleak voyage through related genres, particularly dark ambient, power electronics, martial and noise-influenced industrial, with black metal serving as the filter that taints and completes them. Consequently, 'Transformalin' is a jarring experience that can be harshly rhythmic at one moment and the next dive into unmetered, dragging ambience, while still others draw on martial cadences and horn reveries that echo in the background. Though mostly instrumental, he does provide 'narration' from time to time with primarily clean vocals that range from manically impassioned to psalm-tone catatonia. Last years it became extremely rare album and now, 5 years later, this black pearl is available again! This time with the expanded booklet on 16 pages which was specially developedover by the well-known artist Costin Chioreanu (drawing for Grave worked; Darkthrone; Demonical; Aura Noir; My Dying Bride; Arcturus, Trencadis; Arktau Eos and many other). Masterfully executed, under the sensitive management of Nattramn'a, drawings, are your silent conductors on desert corridors of Diagnose: Lebensgefahr. Strictly limited A5 BOOK with the large-format printing of the booklet on 16 pages and a postcard from special paper - 200 copies O:N:L:Y! [press-release]
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Different State -- "Knar" -- CD -- €11
1996/2008 Zoharum, ZOHAR 004-2
Zoharum Collektiv presents - Album of legendary polish industrial band Different State - 'Knar'. For the first time on CD!!! Legendary album in remastered version, including two rare tracks, edition in new layout 'Knar' is one of the most important releases in history of Different State. Many polish musician journalists announced 'Knar' as the album of the Year 1996. We recommend this release to elder fans of this group and to all of you who love unconventional type of sounds... [label info]

Different State -- "More Than Music" -- CD-R -- €9
2005 Requiem Records, 23/2005
This is the latest album of Poles from the U.S. very personal with sentimental spleen. Narcotic trance, sonic magic full of references to explosive mixture of trip hop, new wave, illbient and postindustrial. A steamroller of heavy rythm and strong base - fusion of new sounds with experimental acoustics. [label info]
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Different State / Sigil -- "Spazmatic[k] Spell" -- CD -- €10
2008 Zoharum, ZOHAR 002-2
This album, dedicated to A.O. Spare include 60 minutes of pure magic[k]al sounds conceived by two projec[k]ts: Different State and Sigill. Each of them represents a slightly different approach, although they are both connected by mystic[k]al, alc[k]emical, ritual character. Marchoff (Different State) describes his music as alchembient. This sums his work up perfectly. It's a mix of illbient a bit in the vein of Coil or Psychic TV, a great deal of alchemical incantations and moans, there's a lot of elements so characteristic for Different State. In conciving the following material, Marchoff was aided by Laura Marchoff (angelic[k] voice, custom made generator A-23), Tom Westbum (clarinet, sax, alto sax, trumpet) and Janusz Sokolnicki (tube AMP, lead guitar). Sigill is a project consisting of brat salo and Nantur-a duo creating electronic lunar spaces and astral soundscapes using samples and ancient instruments. The material was conceived during winter solstice 2006. The disc is packaged in a deluxe 3-panel digipak. [press-release]

Dilloway, Aaron -- "Bad Dreams" -- CD -- €10
2004/2005 PACrec, PACrec115 / Troniks, TRO-173, (ltd. 1000)
Dilloway's got a grave problem! Tense ghost clatter and haunted Michigan sputter collapse helplessly into fever, exhaustion, depression. This is home-taping of unconscious dread and hopeless shudder. Originally released in a small edition on his own Hanson Records, Bad Dreams return for the Wolf Eyes / ex-Violent Ramp / Galen / Couch member. When Aaron wakes up, he'll wish he were dead... Blank 8 track tapes, metal scraping and looping, and tape players mic'd on the inside... [press-release]
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Dim Arcana -- "Vox Populi" -- CD -- €10
2011 Black Drone, bdrl010
Dim Arcana was born in the a.d. MMVIII, from the intent to recall ancient atmospheres of death and pestilence, dreadful environments where the man of the medieval times lived. Influenced by the greatest names of the ambient scene (like Uruk-Hai, Raison D'etre, Equimanthorn) the duo presents a medieval dark ambient with great noise and drone influences, alternating orchestral passages of ethereal rhyming. Lavish breaths of past times serve as frames, where bells of churches and ancestral instruments bring you back in medieval Europe... This debut full length album follows the EP Yersinia also released by Black Drone. CD comes in beautifully designed 6-panel digipak and includes 12-page booklet with texts and illustrations. [press-release]
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Diona & Shebuzzz -- "Time and Space" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Still*Sleep, CDR15
A collaboration work between Russian one-girl-project Diona and Moldovian one-man-project Shebuzzz released by Still*Sleep, the label run by Exit In Grey / Five Elements Music / Sister Loolomie mastermind Sergey [S]. Slowly evolving deep spatial ambient with mysterious female voices and unconventional sparse rhythm.

Disgorged Faeces & Arseny Litvin -- "Bazaar Day" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Torga Amun, Amun-067, (ltd. 20)
Field recordings + noise wall. Juicy monolithic record. But, at the same time intense activity and bustle of bazaar day. [label info]

Disgorged Faeces + Light Collapse -- "Havanina" -- CD-R -- €6
2012 Torga Amun, amun-039, (ltd. 24)
Harsh noise wall. One 30-min track of nearly static super-overloaded digital noise from Disgorged Faeces (young project from Belarus), one 30-min track of same monotonous kind from Russian Light Collapse with what seems to be more analogue texture, one 15-min track by both projects resembling more the 1st track. For the ultimate lovers of static noise.
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Disharmony -- "Cloned II" -- CD -- €8
2014 Aliens Production, AP 30, (ltd. 333)
Another dose of cloned, this time under the sign of Aliens production. After successful series of unreleased works and remixed projects, Slovakian duo dISHARMONY is once again showing its remix activity. Their new achievement presents a varied palette, either with every way routing electronic genres or never released pieces which are part of this project from the beginning. Many electronic nooks, industrial turbulences, movie atmospheres and original passages are accompanying this rare matter. Contrasted, but still compacted, wraps in a electronic spirit and for sure once again something from the archive which was never published. Bratislava's electro underground never sleeps, so watch out for this release, which transfers you into a dimension where the clones are pulsing in your blood circulation. [press-release]
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Disharmony -- "XFrames" -- CD -- €10
2006 Aliens Production, AP 14, (ltd. 550)
Lord Sauron and Ryby are standing behind this Slovak dark-electro project. Cold atmospheres, samples from the movies, hypnotic rhythms, crystal electronic and distorted vocals are the main elements of this project. Unreleased material from early era + remixes made by Gaping Chasm, Anhedonia and Flint Glass. Dark-electro-ambient. [label info]
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Disorder Of Deadeight -- "Voidkollapse / Tunnelvogel" -- CD -- €10
2006 Vaticanian Roadkill Records, VRR 03/04
Spooky rumblings from these Finnish wizards of drone. This two track, hour long excursion sounds as if it has taken the Radiophonic Workshop, Nurse With Wound, Uton, The Boredoms, Sunn, and squeezed them all through the worlds biggest delay pedal. This maybe one of the best things we have heard in a long while, and is definitly not for the faint hearted, but ultimatly is one heck of a gloriously rewarding trip. [Rough Trade]

Dispersive Light / Summons Of Shining Ruins -- split -- CD -- €9
2012 A5 Production, AP010, (ltd. 500)
Split album featuring 5 lengthy tracks apiece from Dispersive Light (the drone / doom / black noise / death ambient band from Kiev artist Arthur Mogilevsky) and Summons Of Shining Ruins (Japanese experimental musician Shinobu Nemoto). For this album the two acts focused on man's dark side. Ltd x 500 copies. Ukrainian import. [Cold Spring]

Dissecting Table -- "Dead Zone" -- CD -- €10
1995 UPD Organization, UPD 007

Dissecting Table -- "Human Breeding" -- CD -- €10
1997 Release Entertainment, RR 6954-2
The fourth full-length release from this highly-revered Japanese post-industrialist.

Dissecting Table -- "Hypocrisy" -- CD -- €10
2004 Mile 329, Mile 329.14
14th full-length release from Ichiro Tsuji's unique project, this time in the shape of three long instrumental tracks of synthetic noise, strong percussions and Japanese Biwa music. Closer to "Zigoku" than to "UPD II", and a great starting point for those that have missed out on past releases. [Mechanoise Labs]
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Dissecting Table -- "Life" -- CD -- €10
1997 Release Entertainment, RR 6401-2

Dissecting Table -- "Rancid Smell" -- CD -- €13
2006 Waystyx, WR26, (ltd. 100)
Dissecting Table - is a project of Japanese musician Ichiro Tsuji, quiet prolofic nowadays. This CD contains both elements of typically Japanese fat harsh noise spiced with madly distorted vocals (roars and screams) and more soft, though more occasional, electronic fragments. The last track unexpectedly sounds in completely different style: string passages with drum beats change into sudden metal noise and back.

DiversAeon -- "Existence Exceeded" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Toiko, TOK-06, (ltd. 50)
Industrial / Noise / Experimental. 20 minutes of high quality material from Finland. [Freak Animal]

Divinum Opus Sedare Dolorem / Frozen Ocean -- "Sensus Veris" -- CD-R -- €8
2011 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT78, (ltd. 78)
"Sensus Veris" - "feeling of spring" - split recording of two Russian electronic projects. Pensive lyrical ambient, quite melancholic, but not that dark, rather fresh like first spring wind, flickering like first leaves on birch branches, tender like first snowdrops, lively like bird clamour. Laconic piano and folk fragments in vein of late Current 93 make the album even more bright and interesting. Two-ply package of different kinds of paper and colour insert. [label info]

DJ GOLUBb -- "Generation Of Bastards" -- CD -- €12
2008 Tesla, nT02
Great debut CD from a promising Russian newcomer. D.J. GOLUBb isn't a DJ as it would may seems - the name just means "Destroying Justice Dove" and he writes and plays his own music, being one of the favorite live acts on the Russian dark dancefloor. Many of this album tracks such as "Reason", "Beat Of God" or "ListenTi" are already well-established club hits here and the crowd is always active when they are playing. Musically it's a mix between dark electro patterns, trancey loops and catchy poppy melodies layered into thick danceable basslines and sometimes noisy straight beats. "Generation Of Bastards" could be a good break in-between listening to more harsh and dark noisy stuff - it gives some rest to the ears with its clear sound, still keeping the power and mood of true violent distorted beatz artifacts. And, sure, it's a good chance for a brutal noise lover to involve his tender girlfriend into his favorite music :) [press-release]

DL & EK -- "XIB" -- CD-R -- €7
2001 Soulworm Editions, Worm XII, (ltd. 200)
Formerly known as Dachaulustknaben and Einsatzkommandos, these two legends of German power electronic scene in early Nineties came out with a collaborational release, entitled 'XIB'. The title stands for their deathcamp concept - XIB was the number of the women's block in one of the nazi lagers. But neither DL nor EK did approach the subject alike so many other power electronics outfits. Their attention has turned out to the victims not mutilators. Later on, they have decided to leave this imaginery as nothing original anymore. Anyway, their recordings speak for themselves alone, as only 'alte-schule' power electronics can do. Extremely raw, grinding and obscure electronic assault that crushes your bones and boils your blood, still being soundscape rather than just noise for the sake of noise. This CDR is a re-release of long sold-out one on Bastet Recordings (re-mastered version of the '92 tape). [press-release]

DMDN -- "Sling Trip" -- CD -- €10
1994 RRR / Pure, PURE 44
First collection of tape-material from the 80's by this Dutch noise-artist. He is also known as member of THU20, LEWD, BUNKUR and with his labels Midas Music and Supreme Tool Supplies. This first volume of Sling Trip contains the more alienated and furious soundscapes in M.B.-style. All tracks were released in 1987-1991 by MIDAS TAPES. Featuring collaborations with FRANS DE WAARD. Released by RRRecords' sublabel Pure. [Clear Spot]

Dmitriy Rodionov Experience -- "Learn to Keep Silence from Trees" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT50, (ltd. 106)
Guitarist Dmitriy Rodionov founded a project "Lenin & I" in 1999 in small closed Ural naukograd Snezhinsk (Chelyabinsk-70), which is built around a major scientific research institute "Academician Zababakhin's All-Russian Scientific Research Center of Technical Physics Federal Nuclear Center". Dmitry's music is complicated, masterly embodied, deeply philosophic, filled with a spirit of Nature and inhuman tranquility work on the edge of Drone, Dark Ambient and Industrial made with the help of natural and artificial sounds, noise, voices and different acoustic and electric instruments. The album is expanded with 2 video clips - a kind of screen version of noise pictures interpreted to the language of visual images. Fullcolur sleeve. [press-release]

Dmitriy Rodionov Experience -- "Seventeen Moments Of Winter" -- CD-R -- €5
2010 Heart-Shaped Box, HSB-043, (ltd. 41)
"The work over this album took about 6 months of winter and spring 2003, mostly in Scherbakovka village in Sverdlovsk region. "Seventeen Moments Of Winter" is filled with the sense of frosty Ural winter, loneliness and warmth of village life. The main line of the album is the composition "New Year's experiments" split in 4 parts. In general, all compositions are like "dreams" seen in frosty winter nights in a Ural village. All these "dreams" are divided in several periods of waking up, marked as "Origin through". One of the tracks - "Influence of the moon" - was inspired by an exhibition of Marina Kutyavina (http://www.mariku.ru). The exhibition was called "Angels and Moons". The track "Gagarin" tells about the first space flight of the Soviet cosmonaut Y.A. Gagarin. "What has felt the man who was the first in the history of Earth to fly in space? Must be something on the edge of insanity. Total detachment from reality". "Seventeen Moments Of Winter" is a conceptual work in which the author refers to his childhood memories. "Music has the ability to take you through the time... Just like, for instance, a smell which you liked in childhood can recreate the image from your childhood, if you close your eyes". [from the author]

DMT & Institute Of The Sound Therapy -- "Electrotest in Metro" -- CD-R -- €5
2010 RWCDAX AGAIN, CDR001, (ltd. 23)
A recording of a concert from the Metro club made in Saratov, Russia on 26.10.2008 where Dmitry Tolmatskiy played with his friends BadRay23 and Edd23. Together they performed a half an hour long set with psychedelic collage made of experimental electronica with dense flow of voice samples, rhythms, analogue synths and digital effects, relaxed ambience and industrial atmosphere. The dics also contains a bonus track "For Sleazy" performed by the side-project of Institute Of The Sound Therapy - Soilcult, dedicated to the memories of Dmitry Tolmatskiy and Peter Christopherson (Coil).
[bandcamp]

DN23rd -- "Nix" -- CD-R -- €14
2006 Abgurd, AB-32, (ltd. 23)
Latest album by date. Three morose tracks. Sun rising over ruins... Nothing alive, only ether carries cuts of useless liturgies. [label info]

DN23rd -- "Signals From Outside / Unconnect" -- 2 CD-R -- €10
2013 Down Elkovca Records, CD-R DER 007, (ltd. 13)
Unique and cult "project" from Russian underground, all the recordings of which are the fixations of radionoises on various frequencies. No editing. Only selection of an interesting frequency and complete human noninterference in the process of radio-receiver's work. This release is a reissue of two previously released radio fixations. Signals From Outside was released three times (in 2001 - ltd. 4 copies, in 2002 - ltd. 23 copies, and in 2004 - again ltd. 23 copies). Unconnect was released only once in 2004 ltd. 23 copies. And now, after 9 years since the last editions, both of these fixations are available again under one cover. Two CD-Rs with printed surface packed in a slim-case. Radio scheme on aged paper used as a cover, info insert inside. [press-release]

DN23rd + Hydrogenium -- "Scorcher" -- 3"CD-R -- €3
2010 CSRC, CSB-03, (ltd. 32)
[Remix by the Moscow project Hydrogenium of a track by another Moscow project DN23rd.] Multilayered radionoise sounding a bit like (electrical) transformer drone filled with communication interceptions and slowly, systematically and inexorably corroding the last remnants of your cerebrum with somewhat detached, restrained mechanical fury. Like a disabled, uncontrollable tank set on fire with its crew trapped inside still driving amain through the bodies of already dead and still alive. [press-release]

Doc Wor Mirran -- "Symphony In A (nnoy)" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Attenuation Circuit, ACR 1018, (ltd. 50)
Doc Wör Mirran, the ensemble made up of Nürnberg-based ex-pat Californian Joseph B. Raimond and a line-up that has constantly been changing since the start of the project in around 1984, is not only one of the most prolific and versatile groups in the experimental music underground. Their chameleon-like versatility, although often rooted in extended improvisations based on a rock beat and chords, has produced 135 releases so far (including this, their second on Attenuation Circuit)... Culled from sessions between 1987 to 1993, the 12 tracks are arranged into a very homogeneous ensemble, which very much validates the claim of the title that this is actually one long-form composition rather than an anthology of archival material. Electronic drones, whirrs, textures and pulsations dominate – no punk/rock beats here this time, thank you very much, and no vocals either. The atmosphere is pretty gloomy throughout, but it is not only the atmosphere, but also the timbres and structures of the music itself that evoke some memories of Suicide, Tuxedomoon, or other experimental electronic bands of the post-punk years. Sometimes reverberated samples of voices or odd instrumental fragments drift in and out the field of listening, too, tipping the head to the collage aesthetic so typical of other Doc Wör Mirran material and generally the 80s/90s tape underground, until eventually the “Symphony” concludes in a surprisingly un-electronic final piece. [press-release]
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Dom Vdovy -- "Morok" -- CD-R -- €6
2012 self-released, (ltd. 50)
Dom Vdovy, coming from Tosno, Leningrad region, describes its own music as dark / horror ambient, dungeon synth. The album "Morok" was released in 2012 as a small CDR edition by its mastermind Konstantin Vdovetskiy. His music is mostly dark indeed, often with medieval gothic feel and quite varied in means of expression: here you'll find atmospheric ambient with processed field recordings, muffled gabbling and synthesizer melodies, vocal parts reciting creepy lyrics and tales, mysterious scrabble of unidentified origin, like a wind twitching old cemetary gate, some real edieval rock / metal, and even dramatic noisescapes. A couple of tracks feature such musicians as A.T.M.O.M. and Avallon, and the last track is a cover version of a composition by Velvet Cacoon. Overall, this album is way more varied in it's musical mood then the previous CD "Wilczyca".

Dom Vdovy -- "Wilczyca" -- CD -- €8
2010 Salts & Ashes Productions, starlit003, (ltd. 500)
The project Dom Vdovy ("House of Widow", coming from Leningrad region) released its first demo records back in 2002, and in 2010 put out its first CD album. The project's style can be described as classical black ambient with elements of neoclassic - foggy obscure atmosphere, adherence to funeral and afterworld aesthetics, abundance of synthesizer pads, sepulchral samples and ritual rhythms. The CD also contains a video for one track.
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Donis -- "Alexandreia" -- CD -- €10
2007 Autarkeia, acd 018, (ltd. 500)
Donatas Bielkauskas - the man having keen ear, primeval curiosity, solid musical education and exquisite taste, who has released into the world the musical project DONIS (tribute in Prussian) - expands the space of creative quests with every new album until it transgresses this single regular cultural medium - music related with the tradition of Lithuanian ethnos, which he is the expert of. This time the artist has embarked on a new challenging journey, that is, to compose music revealing the unknown spirit of antiquity. His efforts have resulted in Alexandreia album that serves as a deep, pure and dreamy manifest to the ancient times. Tranquil, transparent and persuasive ambient stream prevails in the tracks. The archaic winds of different nations tastefully add to it in some of the tracks. These include hornpipe, bagpipes, mesmerising rhythms of tabor and mystifying bells. Soft and velvety voice of vocalist Alwyda, who has created the key vein of the album, opens the idealised femininity of the antiquity and conveys emotionally-charged world vision of genius Konstantin Kavafi where the Mediterranean past and present, the East and the West, the Greeks and the barbarians meet in the catharsis of profound sadness and wisdom, where the fall of civilisation witnessed in the vanishing cultural heritage is revealed. The Greek poetry recited in an enchanting voice and the ambient melting the words with elemental force embrace the audience who do not even know the archaic language. Alexandreia album will not disappoint the lovers of Dead Can Dance, Kameras 48, Raison D’etre music, either. [press-release]
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Donzel-Gargand, Bernard -- "Still to be a Storyteller" -- CD -- €9
2009 Monochrome Vision, mv29, (ltd. 500)
The 20 years anthology of creative work from the french composer, consisting of only previously unreleased material. Fantastic soundscapes, drawing images without any visual similarities and presenting the best ever sense of acousmatic music... Bernard Donzel-Gargand is the unique musician and composer. He is a celebrity in Annecy but unfortunately less known abroad, especially because he published just one CD of fabulous works on Plate Lunch in 2001. Before discovering electroacoustic music in 1978, he participated in the free jazz movement and improvised music. Since that time, he is the author of acousmatic music, works for animation, dance and interactive contemporary art. In 1981, he founded the Collectif & Cie studio, together with Philippe Blanchard, Alain Basso, Philippe Moenne-Loccoz, and Peter Ernrooth, amongst others. Later on, with Philippe Blanchard he founded Studio Forum and the yearly festival "Le Bruit de la Neige". Bernard was born in 1955 and composing the music since 70s, he knew personally Pierre Schaeffer and received some prizes at GMEB concours in Bourges. He influenced Blanchard a lot, and his music was perfect example for many other young musicians in Annecy. But his musical career was not so active, because Bernard prefers to work alone in his studio rather than promote his music for publicity. But his works can be compared with the best electroacoustic music coming from France, and his name should be mentioned with celebrities like Michel Chion, Xavier Garcia, Bernard Parmegiani, Luc Ferrari and Francois Bayle. His pieces are breathtaking and transcending the sense of time. [press-release]
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DOR -- "Life in Russhausen" -- CD-R -- €8
2011 Ufa Muzak, UFA 42, (ltd. 120)
Power Electronics. Boundless distance of dark areas, corridors, side streets, bottomless niches. Catacombs of endless labyrinth, suppressing with monumentality of its cruelty. Everyone who is here feels horrifying despair, because this territory is not somewhere outside, it is inside of people. Those who are entrapped, beaten and humiliated. Who lives in a country where treachery and violence has become the basis, where all human rights are defied, and there's only one freedom left: survival and slave submission. The project of harsh analogue anti-music in Power Electronics style, presents its requiem suite of the basics of people's structure resulted in a formula: "Hate your neighbour as yourself". Eight tracks of manic depressive convilsions. Sick therapy session either going to cure you, or plunge deeper in the abyss of the vicious circle. To all born in the period of new distemper. Russia is an ordeal... 8 tracks, 45 minutes, 8-page cardboard booklet. [press-release]
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DOR -- "Samolikvidatsiya" -- CD-R -- €9
2015 Ufa Muzak, UFA 69, (ltd. 50)
Power electronics / Shoegaze / Black ambient. Arthropods currents of children and old women, precious relics of toothless mouths, in wide wings of night beams of the resurging black & white Moscow, dead teleportation of insatiable Humbert-Moloch, shadow of reincarnated Judas' cloak, will gobble the top of all ways without a doubt, when spitted in God's grave, close by the experience of cesspool's soft order, drunk Nabokov dances and vomits his bowels out, hey-ha-ha, are you still not afraid, not amused, not ashamed. After three years of silence we meet the big album by DOR which compensates the incredible tension of waiting by all fans of this furious heavy electronics over and above. More profound, more heartfelt - outwardly resembling perverted scenography, irrational inside a man and irrational outside of him, try (if you dare) to look at the world through the distorted and anxious mind of the author. The image of purgatory appears in 10 Maldoror's sonnets, where entwined in a knot are the rustling analogue airwaves and vomit, flowing down the ceramic tile, synchronized signals of capacitors and language of drunken backstreets, tension of overheated I/O gateway and poetry of self-made mannerism. More smooth and grown-up soud of this Yaroslavl-based project won't leave you indifferent, and you, lost and embittered, will return again and again in the kingdom of the almighty Repeat. Try this dish from the best chefs - on dirty midwives hands you'll be served plastic hyenas under the sause of nitroglycerine and oil. This lunar dics will reflect the real light, from which one can never wash. Does everyone have clear conscience?.. 9 tracks, 65 minutes, pro-CDR, matte digipak, 8-page booklet, cardboard folder, 2 inserts (evidence), postcard. [press-release]

DOR -- "Something Without A Name" -- CD-R -- €8
2012 Ufa Muzak, UFA 52, (ltd. 120)
Power electronics / Angst pop / Shoegaze. Entering the forbidden territories can turn into nothing but total change. Returning into habitual environment is a catastrophic experience, strongest shock of striking difference. Familiar things, people, feelings, dreams turn out to be covered with thin layer of rot and decay. Time of absence turned into "time" of instand death, past and future combined in a dead-end, hidden from the visible existence, and everted to destroy everything completely. If once you touch this hardly visible gray mirage, the objects and forms of living and non-living nature turn into cloud of ashes. That's exactly why there are only two ways: do not enter, or do not return. The second album of DOR presents the radical view of another world. This is not the complete oblivion of the present, but already highly intensive attention to those who stayed at this side. Hammering as pales for the construction of huge columbarium with thousands of non-existing names, philosophic shots, tracks of this album call in there. While listening to them one has to concentrate not to be carried away... 7 tracks, 50 minutes, 6-panel cardboard sleeve with a postcard. [press-release]
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Doroga -- "I" -- CD -- €10
2010 Ikuisuus, IKU-021 / Nekorekords, Neko-02
Debut CD by a new Finnish duo (Hinageshi Bondage + Umpio). Slow ritual gongs, metals, percussions, loops and free clarinet/sax meditations, etc. Slow and intense... A study in evolving emptiness and truly a hypnotic trip. Comes in a 7" size sleeve. [labels info]
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Double Leopards -- "Savage Summer Sun" -- CD -- €10
2005 Hospital Productions, HOS-114
'Savage Summer Sun' captures two of Double Leopards' live sets from back-to-back days in March during their Spring 2005 West Coast tour. The first recording is from Il Corral in Los Angeles, and the second recording is a radio performance on KDVS in Davis, CA - one of the best live documents of the latter-day classic DL line-up: Marcia Bassett of Hototogisu, GHQ, and Purple Haze; Chris Gray of Endless Boogie, and Maya Miller & Mike Bernstein of Religious Knives. Maelstroms of distortion from the most compelling and influential drone collective to come out the American underground in the late nineties. Deep, turning, sinister industrial wrapped in existential undertow. [label info]

Downfall Of Nur -- "Umbras E Forestas" -- CD -- €10
2015 Ksenza Records, KSZ 002 / Infinite Fog Productions, (ltd. 300)
Downfall of Nur is Ritual Ambient/Black Metal project born in Argentina in early 2013 by Antonio Sanna. The project concept is based on the Nuragic Civilization and the Folklore of Sardinia, Italy, Place where Antonio Sanna was born and he lived his childhood. The name of the project come from is the root of the word of Nuraghe,the Nuraghes were temples of the ancient Nuragic civilization that saw their splendor in Sardegna between 17 A.C. to the second century D.C. [label info]
[youtube]

Drakh -- "Bethlehem" -- CD -- €13
2010 Essence Music, ESS014, (ltd. 400)
One third of the cult post-industrial Swedish legends MZ.412, one half of the amazing experimental act Beyond Sensory Experience and Nordvargr's long running loyal partner on classic endeavors - including the abyssal black ambient duo Nordvargr/Drakh. With such high caliber re'sume', we are more than honored to present the first DRAKH solo album! While mostly known for his demonic, truly Swedish guitar interventions on the MZ.412 or N/D pitch black ambiences, Bethlehem finds Jonas Aneheim walking through slow, quasi-harmonic, subtle, yet thick drone fields weaving elaborate and unexpected damaged electronic rhythms and harsh, crackling ambient textures that can become - at the same time - both delicate and haunting, warm and freezing, to finally drown in a sea of reverb, glacial riffing and distortion on his own shadowy interpretation of the city of Bethlehem. Simply perfect. Masterfully conceived and recorded on the road during his many world travels over the past years - from the US State of Indiana to Asia -, the album successfully narrates unknown angles from these places via ominous sonic vistas and pallets that truly honor the charming aura and tradition of the bleakest Swedish sounds. Presented in our custom 6-panel digisleeve packaging with stunning and desolate photography by Seldon Hunt. Not coincidentally mastered by no one else than Jouni Ollila (aka Ulvtharm, from the MZ.412 fame) at oLLiLaboratories Studios. [press-release]
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Dreamcatcher -- "Nimbus" -- CD -- €10
2005 Ohnono, OHNO 08, (ltd. 1000)
Hailing from the bowels of Montreal's 'ghetto', Dreamcatcher blast out with the big guns. Nimbus is the debut full length; chock full of enough sinister beats and atmospheric noise-scapes to seriously mess up your face. By harnessing the power of hot wired mixers alongside countless other home made electronics, Dreamcatcher has no trouble carving out a distinct sound. Past releases on nautical almanac's in house label 'Heresee' and 'Alien8 Recordings' have been met with praise for a reason. An interstellar combination of cosmic proportions... This is Dreamcatcher. [press-release]
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Dren / N.K.T.T. -- split -- 3"CD-R -- €6
2011 self-released
Atmospheric old school noise with industrial flavour. For the lovers of early Maurizio Bianchi. Sleeve. [YAOP]

Drog_A_Tek -- "Live at B-Stasion" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
1000+1 TiLt
21 minutes of free improvisation on repeating loops, like a long, never ending joint. [label info]

Dronaement -- "Allein... Unter Menschen" -- CD-R -- €8
2004 AFE Records, afe051lcd, (ltd. 150)
Dronaement is active since 1997 and is the main musical project of Marcus Obst who lives in the South area of what once was East Germany. Marcus is also involved in the Das Rhythmische Ornament experimental drone-punk duo and runs a small label called Nauze [Muzick]... After a few amazing tape albums he joined the Drone Records serie with the "Wassermond" 7", which was based on a collaboration with Jim De Jong, followed soon by a split LP with The Infant Cycle (Jim De Jong again....). Since then he released some marvellous solo CD-R albums on Dachstuhl, Nauze [Muzick] and Mistery Sea that everyone with an even small interest in Drone / Experimental music should immediately put their hands on. An "analog drones meet muffled guitars" collaboration with french guitarist Rabbit's Sorrow (Sebastien Roux) was also released on CD by Le Cri De La Harpe. "Allein... Unter Menshen" is the fully remastered re-version of the tape originally released on Nauze [Muzick] back in 1999. The first long track entitled "Allein..." was recorded using an electric organ as the only sound source. It is a beautifully calm drone played on the G tone, which is the tone of the day, and is meant to induce a state of meditation into the listener. "...Unter Menschen" is another very long track, some kind of a floating collage constructed from hours of field recordings taken in a big railstation hall in Leipzig, Germany. The last track, "Abriss" is a short but beautiful exclusive addition to this CD-R re-release... Dronaement is clearly one of the most talented drone-based music project around and "Allein... Unter Menschen" is a nice rediscover of one of his earliest releases. [label info]
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Drone Lebanon / Wertham -- "Roma & Yerushalayim" -- CD -- €10
2008 Topheth Prophet, TP013, (ltd. 497)
Being a split CD, the album titled "Roma & Yerushalayim" presents two interesting artists from the power electronics scene, Israeli artist Drone Lebanon and Italian artist Wertham. Opening with Drone Lebanon, the opening track sends the listener into religious atmospheres of ritual chant. Shortly after religious act is being overwhelmed by crushing waves of destructive electronics wiping out any sign of musical tone. The combination of Middle-Eastern music culture and crushing symphonies is extremely effective. As the album develops, Drone Lebanon makes a slight change into more technoid sound worlds with the piece titled "Self hating jew" that reminds of early Wumpscut added some excellent black metal-sounding distorted vocals of Drone Lebanon. Other moments of Drone Lebanon takes the listener into ambient atmospheres, though don't expect any sonic tranquillity from this guy. Second artist on the split album, Wertham, opens his part of the apocalyptic show with a sweet children's choir, soon after completely destroyed by hordes of high frequency noise. The first piece from Wertham is a long epic piece of ambient noise, consisting of eastern chants, expressive noise moments, distant voices and buzz-drones. Though circulating in the same stylish spheres Wertham is slightly more subdued compared to the harsh sounds of Drone Lebanon. Though both artists should appeal to all listeners of grinding music. [NM, Vital Weekly]

DS Matter -- "Harmonia" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Abgurd, AB-51, (ltd. 100)
After releasing two albums (Untitled and Pinky Lips) this project of Denis Shapovalov (SUNCHARIOT, ADRIVA, ENMERKAR) added two symbols to its name and one album two the discography. "Harmonia" is an oversimplification of frequencies or "supercompression" as an interpretation of author's point of view on the nowadays digital mastering in the mass-music that makes the final mix sound unified. The album presents only saturated frequencies on rise and fall. This sort of averaging allows disclosing new aspects of pure acoustic sounds of glass, plastic, wood, metal recorded with microphones and digitally processed. The album contains three long meditative tracks in a sophisticated electroacoustic manner with interesting variations of frequencies and warm droning backgrounds. [press-release]

DsorDNE -- "Grafio Ricerca 002" -- CD-R -- €8
1988/2008 Lunhare, zzz - 6, (ltd. 100)
Originally released on cassette by Hax twenty years ago, Grafio Ricerca 002 was remastered by Marco Milanesio/DsorDNE himself and enhanced with three unreleased tracks. Here are the basis for the sound later developed and released on the "E' un sole" and "24 o 25 - GRU/O/MO" album. [label info]
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Dub Constructor -- "Ulitka Zen" -- CD -- €8
2004 Lagunamuch Community, LMC100
The first release of Lagunamuch community was a collection of the best tracks of Dub Constructor. Roots dub, experimental electronic dub, ambient-dub - you find all major dub trends there. Ulitka Zen is an outstanding work of sound engineer and live-sessions master. Anyone who heard this release knows that the Babylon is going to fall. [label info]
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Due Process -- "Combine I -- XVIII" -- CD -- €10
1995 RRRecords, RRR-CD-20
Ahh. Here's some serious art damage that careens from ambient industrial to the astringent squonks, bleeps and clamor of '60s avant-garde to the angst-ridden sonic shards and noisy electronic reflections of the post-industrial mess we find ourselves in now. Featuring Tom Dimuzio, Ron Lessard (the man behind RRRecords) and John Wiggins, Due Process knows how to crank it out. While they can create a terrific din, the music actually leans a bit in the ambient direction, with lower dynamics and muffled timbres, albeit with a raucous pandemonium of noise just beneath the surface. [Dean Suzuki, Option]

Dumont, Olivier & Rodolphe Loubatiere -- "Mouture" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Observatoire, obs * RD#2, (ltd. 100)
This french guitar/percussion pairing produce few surprises, having found a comfortable slot in the post-reductionist, texturally aware corner of modern Improv. But what makes their music consistently interesting is the depth of the duo's palette. For every sound that resembles anything like percussion, even fewer sound anything like a guitar and a fair amount can't be easily attributed to either musician. Individual personalities, egos and characters diminish, and the focus is left on the sound of the music alone. Things scrape, roar, rumble and whine through a slow, finely detailed morass of constantly churning sound (the album's title translates fittingly as Grind). At different points both claustrophobically murky and airily glowing, this is engaging, absorbing music, but it's no easy listen, and patient attention is required befor it gradually seeps out its rewards. [The Wire Magazine]
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Duncan, John & Carl Michael von Hausswolff -- "Our Telluric Conversation" -- CD -- €10
2006 23five, 23five 008
23five Incorporated proudly presents Our Telluric Conversation - the second collaborative album from John Duncan and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. This is an album which Duncan describes as having been galvanized by magnetism. In a semantic sleight of hand, Duncan and Hausswolff reveal magnetism through a duality of meanings. One on hand, they speak of the physical phenomenon of charged objects that exert an attraction or repulsion upon other objects; yet on the other, magnetism can be defined the psychological influence wielded by charismatic individuals. Our Telluric Conversation maps out the complexities that emerged through the collaborative pursuits of these venerated sound artists... [label info]

Dunkelheit -- "Les Temps Modernes" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Steelkraft Manufactory, SKM10, (ltd. 100)
A new release from this Quimper (Brittany/France) based project, active since 1993. From industrial noise to concrete cut-ups and cold ambient soundscapes. Released by Steelkraft Manufactory, limited to 100 CDR in a white digipak. [label info]
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Duplant, Bruno -- "Places & Fields" -- CD -- €9
2016 B-Boim Records, 030
Free Improvisation / Minimal electronics.

Dust To Dearth / Lysergene -- "The Death Of The Sun" -- CD -- €10
2009 Aesthetic Death Records, ADCD 012
Split CD from two awesome dark minimal ambient artists: Dust To Dearth and Lysergene. Dust To Dearth is the dark ambient manifestation from Mandy (Murkrat), featuring harrowing and chilling dark desolate sounds. Meanwhile Lysergene - the side project of Esoteric member Gordon Bickness - come forth with their second release with 3 dark droning evocations of melancholic ambient drone to bring forth the Death Of The Sun. [Cold Spring]

Dvar -- "Deii" -- 2 CD -- €15
2012 Shadowplay Records, SPR140
After two years the "Bee Cult Priests" return with the new mystical message for the humanity, hidden under a laconical name of "Deii". "Deii" is a double CD release, each containing 16 tracks filled with fabulous atmospheres, shamanic incantations of astral creatures, touching fantastic sounds and beautiful soul relieving melodies. This brilliant work carries the listener's spirit up to the times of the Renaissance, an era of triumph of Light, Spirit and Sense. As one alchemical maxim puts it, 'bees come to people for people could come to bees'. "Deii" is a perfect guide to the world of bees... [press-release]
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Dvar -- "El Mariil" -- CD -- €10
2010 Shadowplay Records, SPR 112
Hands go round, time go ahead... Now the hour has struck for the 10th anniversary album of the main incognito of Russian musical scene - DVAR! Judging from the hermetical artwork, the artists have returned to early esoterics of the project, filled with magic, alchemic symbolism and bee theurgy. Antropomorphous insectoids post-modernists which appeared in stylish fashion getup on two last dance albums "Zii" e "Fayah!" now switched to astral plane on "El Mariil" and appear as Angel Bees who hover in emerald azure and blow their horns. The sounds of these horns will appeal to those for whom the message of DVAR has ended on last chords of "Roah" and "Rakhilim". Absent of popular electronic arrangements and mentally deranged dances, "El Mariil" is a lyrical message from DVAR, a complex and neoclassical album. This elegant release is destined mainly for the lovers of beautiful and sublime music. [press-release]
[myspace]

Dvar -- "Fayah!" -- CD -- €10
2009 Art Music Group, AMG 338
Art Music Group presents the 8th full-length album of the Bee Messiah. After the incredible success of last year's album "Zii", the masters of Russian electronic occultism come back with the new portion of schizophrenia! Traditionally they come back in the time of spring flare... What should one expect from the album with an exotic title "Fayah!"? Academically speaking: 12 killer compositions on the edge of 8-bit "darkwave", "fantasy HELLectro", "dwarf synth pop", "nintendo baroque", "arcade psychedelia" and "gothic dancehall". As usual - eclectic syncretism, madness, magic and surprises. In one word - lightwave! It's pertinent to note that DVAR hasn't sounded so harsh and paranoid since the times of "Taai Liira". Fayah! [label info]
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Dvar -- "Jraah Mraah" -- CD -- €6
2007/2010 Shadowplay Records, SPR 116
Reissue of the 2007 album will all cyrillic spelling. Original press-release: "After a year odd of silence DVAR comes back with a new extraordinary creation. "Jraah Mraah" presents 30 finely crafted miniature masterpieces made at the meeting-point of indietronics, gothic, fantasy pop, minimalism and avanguard. Blazing expressive pieces vary from driving ones to meditative, from "cheerful" to tragic. That's possibly how "punk" or "synthpop" should sound if performed by cockroaches, flies and caterpillars from old Soviet cartoons. And really, one can't but admire this inventive sickness in performance! The disc is literally covered with odd obscure atmosphere similar to David Lynch's movies. This feeling, when under a mask of a clown you can see a skull, or when a colorful wrapping of a chocolate sweet hides a pile of dead earthworms inside... Besides traditional fans of Dvar, this album will be surely appreciated by sentimental lovers of touching child's music and other most unusual, experimental and innovative. Unambiguously recommended to the fans of «Schnappi, das Kleine Krokodil», THE RESIDENTS, DRAGIBUS, PLUXUS, MESSERCHUPS, Yan Tiersen, LITTLE COMPUTER PEOPLE, SNAKESKIN, etc."

Dvar -- "Madegirah: Bizarre Rares & Early Works" -- CD -- €6
2009 Shadowplay Records, SPR 102
An absolute collection of all kinds of rarities and oddities recorded by the project during their "seclusion" period (1992-1997) and during the recoring of their full-length albums until "Jraah Mraah" (2005). Contains tracks from the legendary cassettes "Dvar" and "Raii". This album is only for true fans of DVAR open for different sides of the project's manifold legacy. 80 minutes and whole 50 tracks of total madness, animated shamanism, theatrical grotesque and gothic surrealism! Specially recommended for the lovers of subtle absurdity and post-modern magic. Contains a cover-version of a track "Fly" of a neo-classical band Caprice. WARNING: this music can seriously injure your mental health for indeterminate period of time. [press-release]
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Dvar -- "Piirrah / Taai Liira" -- CD -- €6
2009 Shadowplay Records, SPR 103
The complete and final reissue of the material from the legendary albums "Piirrah" and "Taai Liira" on one CD with a generous bonus-track section. The occult project DVAR has become known for the "gothic" community after the compilation "Edge Of The Night" released in the year of Millennium. The song "Taai Liira" stood out among the rest of material. Full of inhuman aggression, paranoidal hysteria and infinite pathology this song created at the junction point of darkwave and electronic black metal has opened a window for mass audience. Later followed the release of the first full-length album "Piirrah" in Italy, then powerful stylistical metamorphoses, creation of their own unique style "lightwave", release of 5 albums on Russian label Irond, including "Taai Liira", and many more... This CD presents the complete reissue of "Piirrah" and it's Russian reissue as "Taai Liira" also featuring previously unreleased material. This is a sort of archive mould of surely one of the most dark and sickly chapter in the history both Russian and international "dark scene". [press-release]
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Dvar -- "Zii" -- CD -- €10
2008 Art Music Group, AMG 324
New Image. New Style. New Album. If there's a project in the world that could be simultaneously described as "gothic", "avantgarde", "fantasy pop" and a good dozen of other terms, then it's only and exclusively DVAR. The project of anonymous musicians led by their supernatural nurser carries its message to the people for already 7 years. The members of DVAR who never before showed their faces now have come before the audience. However, only in the form of... anthropomorphic bees. Who knows, maybe they really look this way? A renowned Russian comic painter Lumbricus Terrestris has designed the whole cartoon-comic concept for the new album perfectly depicting the music of this period. And the music presented in "Zii" is as much modern and actual as "swanky getups" of the three insect characters. The compositions of this album balance on the edge of "psychopathic darkwave", "avantgarde chanson" and surprisingly the most fashion trends from the world of glamour pop music. As always, the new album surprises with unexpected stylistic moves and sonic findings. However we can say that "Zii" crossed a kind of Rubicon and penetrated the world of really accessible musical forms, although being no less expressive. Like always on the recordings by DVAR, the atmosphere of songs ranges from bright to scary and even frightening. The abundance of all kinds of xylophones, harpsichords and children's organs this time is woven into groovy deep rhythm section which gives sunny fervour and dancefloor drive to the compositions. We should also mention that the album is dedicated to such a sad event as "mass destruction of bees by Varroa mite". [press-release]
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Dying Passion -- "Amplify" -- CD -- €10
2012 Epidemie Records, EPR 076, (ltd. 300)
Amplify is a well-knit album integrating elements of moody post doom metal, dark psychedelic and tender ambient. The multi-genre inspiration leans on the brilliantly mastered vocal of the singer Zuzana Jelinkova, who gently floats through delicate dreamy passages and energizes the listeners during the hevier rock parts by her clear vigorous vocal which is able to effortlessly transform into harder mode. Amplify is a compact unit where nothing is lacking nor being redundant, everything fits perfectly. The lively melodic riffs lightly turn into ambient passages sometimes with almost trip-hop feeling and other way around. Dying Passion don't restrict themselves to the standart instruments completed with electronics and on Amplify you'll be able to hear violoncello, violin, trumpet and the album is wrapped by a tender children's vocal. Released in beautiful 6 panels hand numbered digipack in edition of 300 copies. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

E.A.R.S. / Ego Death -- "s/t" -- 3"CD-R -- €3
2010 Deathforce Records, DF 053
Split of two projects from Greece. E.A.R.S. - calm atmospheric electronic with brutal metal micro-invasions on the first track, 2nd track is a strong dramatic ambient composition in several parts. Ego Death - overdrived noise a la "vent shaft in a milling shop".

Earth To Ground -- "Symbiosis" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Essentia Mundi, EM019, (ltd. 100)
The debut release of Earth To Ground band from Germany. Guitar, voices, synths, acoustic percussions & free compositions: an outstanding experimental music adventure. "Symbiosis" is industrial drone with a touch of human sensibility induced by various voices effects. A symbiotic treatise between the sound and the environment in industrialized ages... Earth To Ground plays experimental music and it is from Germany. The style cannot easily be categorized, the music has a special aura created with droning-industrialized guitars and by the presence of voices, it is something really special that have to be heard. It is a project that also plays live, and currently it is in studio preparing the first full length CD. Let yourself captivated by the journey with the debut release 'Symbiosis'. [label info]
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Earzumba -- "Real Ruido Pastizo" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Editions Zero, #13
Amazing collage music from the Argentinian artist Christian Dergarabedian (C.D.). Within 1.5 - 3 min time of composition he somehow manages to unglue normally sounding music and transform it into a strange surrealistic canvas with interludes of specific sound scenes. The disk sounds like a sound-movie in which psychedelia turns into scenes from gangster thriller, and in general, skilfully written plot unfolds in a very unpredictable way.

Echo West -- "Pagan City Ghosts" -- CD -- €10
2015 Dark Vinyl, DV64
"Pagan City Ghosts" is the 7th album by Echo West and the 4th CD release on Dark Vinyl. Furthermore it's the second part of the "Pagan City" trilogy and will bring well known Angst Pop tunes and EBM rhythms in the old style of The Klinik to the listeners again. The CD contains 9 unreleased and brand new tracks that have been created between 2011 and 2014 plus a re-mix of the track "Are We City Humans" that appeared on the "Pagan City Gods" CD in 2013. The soundscapes reach from minimal electronic arrangements via negative pop to hard rhythmic madness. [label info]

Echo West -- "Pagan City Gods" -- CD -- €10
2013 Dark Vinyl, DV60
ECHO WEST has gained great attention and respect with their last 2 albums on Dark Vinyl: 'Echos Of The West' and 'In Pop We Trust'. Both were described as a combination of the elements of industrial music and cold-pop of the 80s. On their new album ECHO WEST is presenting more melodic and partly even danceable 'Analog - Minimal - Electro' songs, comparable to bands such as NOVEMBER NOVELET or BAKTERIELLE INFEKTION. [label info]
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Echoes Of Yul -- "Cold Ground" -- CD -- €10
2013 Avantgarde Music, AV212
A stylish 6 panels digipack to sweeten the hallucinating performance of this Polish band, one of the best European acts in terms of experimental post doom... A traumatic voyage by all means... [label info]
[bandcamp]

Echoes Of Yul -- "Tether" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 061-2, (ltd. 200)
Zoharum presents ECHOES OF YUL in their new release entitled "Tether". After 2 longplayers ("Echoes of Yul" on We Are All Pacinos and "Cold Ground" on Avantgarde) and a split CD, it's time for the next release, atypical in every respect. It's not a full album in the exact meaning of this word. "Tether" is an extended play which has a record running time for such a release which clocks at 78 minutes. It's a stylistically varied project which is the result of the collaboration with many artists of different backgrounds. "Tether" contains 4 new tracks full of slow heavy riffs, sounds from broken synths and ethereal atmospheres plus a number of reinterpretations by Different State, iconAclass (MCDalek), James Plotkin (OLD, Khanate), Maciek Szymczuk, Stendek, Steve Austin (Today is the Day). All compiled to sound not like a compilation, but a stand-alone cohesive album with many unexpected twists and turns. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Echran -- "In Offret" -- CD -- €8
2009 A Silent Place, ASP42
In Offret is the second Echran full length after the acclaimed self-titled debut (released by the Italian SmallVoices label in 2005). Echran is the electronic project of Davide Del Col (Molnija Aura) and Fabio Volpi, who has worked over the last few years with the Milanese audio/video collective Otolab. Starting in 2003, the project joins two different kinds of experiences: one is gloomy and ambient, the other is noise-based with a psychedelic attitude. Echran's dark electronic soundscapes are not easy to pigeonhole: there's a constant metronome-like pulse that could be compared to Pan Sonic or some Basic Channel-inspired minimal techno, but at the same time it's not really ambient or droning. French lyrics give the record an elegant touch of soft velvet atmosphere. [press-release]
[myspace]

Efficient Refineries -- "Epinervio" -- CD -- €11
2006 Menstrual Recordings, LH02, (ltd. 300)
Siegmar Fricke is a busy man these days. If not working on something solo himself, or with Maurizio Bianchi in collaboration, he works as Efficient Refineries, together with Miguel A. Ruiz. Both have a history in electronic music that goes back to the good ol' 80s with their cassette releases. They work under this alias since 1995 and have released four CDs, none of which I heard. 'Epinervio' is their fifth release and it dabbles in the field of electronic dance music. Although it goes into various directions, the main direction is that of ambient house. Deep, atmospheric synthesizer patterns lay the heavy fundament of this music, and the rhythm ticks nicely away. A voice sample is thrown in, occasionally. While techno inspired, I doubt wether this will get many feet moving on the dance floor. The music is certainly too strange for that, too angular, too hooky and too dark. But perhaps in a more daring chill out room, this might work. At home it certainly works nicely, good entertaining music with a darker edge. Nice to play when you do the dishes. [press-release]
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Ego Collapse -- "Calling Of The Seagull Drones" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Ostroga, OTR-052, (ltd. 15)
Experimental ambient noise. New album from the Russian-German project. Full colour A5 glossy envelope. Pro-CDR, 15 copies. [label info]
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Ego Collapse -- "Cosmologically, Every Star Fits Into The Concrete Picture" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Ostroga, OTR-041, (ltd. 15)
Ego Collapse (Light Collapse + Ego God) - Russian-German project. Unknown letters on the face of endless space. Throbbing infinite mystery the unknown universe. The inner and outer space. Polyphony of life and displays of all things. Glossy envelope. Pro-CDR, only 15 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Ego Collapse -- "In The Cat's Cradle, Counting Sheeps" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Ostroga, OTR-062, (ltd. 20)
Experimental ambient noise. New album from the Russian-German project by Vitaliy Maklakov (Light Collapse, Kromeshna, Nigdeniya, eyc.) and Philipp Konieczny (Ego God). Full colour glossy envelope. Pro-CDR, limited edition. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Ego Collapse -- "Mushroom Place In The Sludge Forest" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Ostroga, OTR-049, (ltd. 15)
Experimental ambient noise. The new album from the Russian-German project. Artwork by Vitaly Maklakov. Pro-CDR, 15 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Ego Collapse -- "Raccoons Came Into The Garden..." -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Ostroga, OTR-051, (ltd. 15)
Experimental ambient noise. New album from the Russian-German project. Full colour A5 glossy envelope. Çro-CDR, 15 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Ego Collapse -- "Red Wings Of Autumn" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Ostroga, OTR-036, (ltd. 30)
Experimental noise / dark ambient / field recordings. Ego Collapse: Vitaly Maklakov + Philipp Konieczny. "Together with Philipp Konieczny completed work on a new album. Today, 30 copies of "Red Wing autumn" saw the light. This long composition is dedicated to my friend Sergei Okonechnikov. During the recording, we often talked with Sergey on the topic of this music. He was particularly inspired by the realization of my text in this album. Work on the material was completed shortly before the death of Sergei." Pro-CDR, 30 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Ego Collapse -- "Snow & Sun" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Down Elcovka Records, CD-R DER 022, (ltd. 30)
Ambient / Noise / Drone. "Dreary tired swamps in the depths of taiga silently moan waiting for the relieving first snow. And over there only heavy snowy slouds waiting for their hour in the light of lazy autumn sun." Meditative Noise Ambient from the Russian-German project featuring Vitaliy Maklakov (Light Collapse) and Philipp Konieczny (Ego God). Almost an hour-long droning suite for the lovers of late autumn and melancholic black and white movies. CD-R with printed surface packed in half-DVD box. [label info]

Ego Death -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €3
2011 Cat.n.Bone DIY, #4, (ltd. 50)
A collection of various tracks of the Greek project Ego Death, previously unreleased or released on various compilations and splits. In most cases this is primitive monotonous noise of various density and sometimes processed found recordings. Disc is wrapped in an A3 sheet of paper with maniac b/w pictures.

Ego Death -- "Against The Lost" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Down Elcovka Records, CD-R DER 013, (ltd. 18)
Noise/Industrial. For this release the Greek noisician Ego Death compilted five tracks prepared in various years for different web-compilations which were never released. Despite the fact they were all written in different times, they all sound complete and monollithic. Expect half an hour of sound dust and rust spiced by groans of radioactive degenerates. CDR with printed surface packed in half-DVD box with a photocopied insert. [press-release]

Ego Death -- "Everyday Life (Normal Noise)" -- CD-R -- €4
Reality Impaired, RIRCD057
I'm not sure if I guessed it right, but it seems that this time Manos Michaelides has connected a broken contact mic to an air hockey table and recorded everything for half an hour. Everything you can hear is various crackles and rattles, sometimes also distant voices appear. Naturally, a die-hard fans only release.

Ego Death -- "Thanatos Athanatos" -- CD-R -- €4
2011 Nitro Atmosfericum Records, NRN-004, (ltd. 77)
Prolific Greek project Ego Death works in the field of lo-fi digital sound, sometimes taking this appoeach to an extreme level of Neanderthal savagery. Two half an hour long tracks of minimal synth playing destroyed by ultramundane levels of digital compression and distortion.

Egoproblem (Lasse Marhaug) -- "Exit Tape Kill" -- CD -- €10
1997/2010 Freak Animal Records
Year 1994 in Norway. Lasse Marhaug has yet to start working under his own name. Obscure short lived project just before that, titled Egoproblem releases one 20 minute tape and performs one live gigs. This CD collects those materials, presenting the most straight forward industrial/power electronics works of Lasse Marhaug. In total c. 40 minutes of simple but effective works full of hard tones and metal banging. Tape/Exit/Kill from original DAT tape, live recording with decayed and crude industrial-noise attack! Including liner notes by the artists. [label info]

Einleitungszeit -- "Die Infektion Der Geburt" -- CD -- €12
2008 Hirnlarm Laboratorium, Hirnlarm 09
The new Einleitungszeit album named „DIE INFEKTION DER GEBURT“ consists of 10 tracks with overall length of 68 minutes. This album frames very vivid material operating with industrial amplitudes of pulse noise and subliminal vibrations of thundering “hallucinatory ambient”. With its dramatically contrast structures and experimental sound work, the compositions on this album may rather evocate the sense of an avant-garde classical music piece. In contrast to their prior work, this Einleitungszeit album is specific with colourful sound texture and psychoactive atmosphere of “clinical leitmotiv”. As this is so far the most complex Einleitungszeit work, the album will be distributed in black-silver digipack. [press-release]
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Ekca Liena -- "Light Procession" -- CD-R -- €9
2012 Pocket Fields, PF025, (ltd. 100)
Daniel W J Mackenzie is perhaps best known for his work as Ekca Liena, a droning guitar and electronic mesh of ambience, electronica and hints of doom. This alias has carved it's place in the UK ambient underground. In addition, Daniel also records and performs with psychedelic drone outfit Plurals and even have collaboration with Nadja's Aidan Baker due. Ekca Liena`s music contains a variable configuration of ambient, drone, post-rock, doom, noise and electronica. There is also a psychedelic and ritual element at times. Daniel Mackenzie is making music since his mid-teens and when Daniel hit seventeen he think it got a bit more serious. This combined with a continuing desire to transpose emotions and experiences (usually of the negative, melancholic kind) and things far more abstract into art are the roots of it... "Light Procession" is new album recorded last winter and now released in a limited edition of 100 copies in special hand-made packaging with foto inserts inside. Here we have excellent mash-up of ambient, post rock, drone, drum tribal and eletronica. [press-release]
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EKRAN / Boevye Cikady -- "Even Yesterday It Seemed To Be Impossible" -- CD-R -- €7
2005, Extremal Psychonauts, ExPsy 012, (ltd. 88)
"Notions about possible and impossible change quickly in owr days..." once wrote in free press Lenin Prize laureate, Hero of Socialistic Labour, academician A. Tselikov. EKRAN and Boevye Cikady, both projects from St. Petersburg, entirely agree with comrade Tselikov's opinion and because of this decided to release a split-album in support of this statement. Science and technology, folk medicine and atomic energetics, astronautics and terrestrial fauna - here are the main ideological inspirers of the musicians. Melancholic atmosphere of laboratories, detachment of research officers and statistical registration of events are waiting for the attentive listeners in the first half of the disc recorded by EKRAN using old Soviet synthesizers. In contrast to this, Boevye Cikady get inside the animal microworld, decompoze the matter on frequency components and cheerfully explore the holographic structure of the Universe by means of digital music made with the help of Apple Macintosh software. The artwork is done in best D.I.Y. traditions - DVD-box with roughly xeroxed booklet containing visual accompaniment to the sound tracks. The edition is limited to 88 copies, but don't be afraid fellows, fascism won't go through!

Electronic Press Kit -- "The Death Instrumental Session E.P." -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Altsphere Production, ALT011
Ultra-minimalistic yet conscious cold-wave with nice phat sound. Underground distribution edition - CD-r coming with colour ink-jet printed cover. [Misanthropic Propaganda]

Elephant Graveyard -- "Hansken" -- CD-R -- €3
2014 Down Elcovka Records, CD-R DER 017, (ltd. 38)
Harsh Noise Wall. One of side-projects of Ivan Sandakov, known for Russian HNW fans by his main project Sleep Column and his web-label Wall Noise Action. This project is dedicated to elephans, as big and powerful as walls of noise created by this author. This album is dedicated to circus female elephant Hansken (1630-1655), known throughout the whole Europe in her days. The disc is full of classical greasy noise wall lasting for an hour. White CDR painted with a black marker and packed in a white sleeve with two stickers. Each copy is unique (various drawings of the discs). [label info]

Elephant Zyclus -- "Tripod" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2003 Afe Records, afe027mcd
About one year after the release of his "Zyclus Over Berlin" CD-R album it's time for another small dose of Elephant Zyclus. We have chosen our favourite track and edited it for this release. Samples were subsequently given for treatment to a couple of selected Afe artist... Lips Vago, under his new DJ Lips guise, remained faithful to the spirit of the original track adding some more Techno danceabilty to make you sweat... a034 couldn't care less about the original and came up with a 200 bpm Drill monster based mostly on the bass loop. Spiral almost destroyed the unreleased "Promis" filling it with all sort of glitches. We enjoy this remix frenzy a lot, there will be more remix projects on Afe very soon. Let's enjoy "Tripod" in the meantime. [press-release]

Embryoptic -- "Blood Vessels" -- CD -- €11
1995 Connect The Dots Music, ctdmux 02, (ltd. 500)
Minimalistic organic art noise with rare invasions of rhythms. Artwork made of transparent plastic. Rare. [YAOP]

Emerge -- "Angle" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2011 Attenuation Circuit, ACM 1003
This 17-minute composition contrasts metallic, bell-like sounds reminiscent of classic electronic music of the 1950s and 1960s with deep, grinding bass frequencies with a certain dark-ambient flavour. EMERGE stays true to his compositional principle of not creating synthetic sounds but using only extremely manipulated field recordings from one single source per piece. In this case, recorded sounds of breathing provided the source material. Throughout the piece, melodic developments struggle to emerge while time and again being contrasted with fragments of small noises. Pauses of almost complete silence also serve a structural role that keeps the sonic process in constant suspense. While the first half of the piece sounds very crisp and transparent, the second half layers more and more bass-heavy sound masses on top of each other, thus invoking the echo of huge rooms and creating the type of brooding atmosphere characteristic of earlier EMERGE releases. But sounds of an increasingly percussive, rhythmic character start to build up a further structural level on top of the bass foundation, so that between the beginning and end of the composition, the roles of the bass and treble sounds are more or less reversed. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Emerge -- "Canvas - Live" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2011 Attenuation Circuit, ACM 1001
This live performance by EMERGE was given in the context of a painting exhibition and creates a dynamic set ranging from metallic percussion, rumbling drones, and sometimes sursprisingly groovy loops. All sounds are created from sampled noises made by paintbrushes and other painting tools. The live performance was recorded on the finishing night of the exhibition "hörbar in Farbe" (‚audible in colour'). The CD accompanying the exhibition, also released by Attenuation Circuit (ACS 1001), contains a studio version of "Canvas". Although the live improvisation uses sounds from the same source as the studio recording - sounds created by one of the exhibiting painters using brushes, glasses, canvas, cardboard, and other materials -, the two versions are very different in terms of their compositional structure and sonic textures because the samples were treated to a wide range of live manipulations in performance. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Emerge -- "Contrition" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2011 Attenuation Circuit, ACM 1004
On the two 10-minute pieces that make up this release, EMERGE uses samples from bass guitar (track 1) and prepared electric guitar (track 2) to create reverberating sonic environments that combine his characteristic dark drones with chords and melodic fragments that lend these compositions an unusually warm, acoustic sound. EMERGE aka Sascha Stadlmeier is the founder and curator of the Attenuation Circuit label. Underlining the label's collaborative spirit, EMERGE has invited label artists Eazy and Gerhard Zander, with whom he also collaborates in live improvisations (see "Betrachtung", ACC 1001), to contribute snippets of their playing the bass guitar and prepared electric guitar. While most of EMERGE's earlier works process their source materials way beyond any possibility of recognition, the two compositions on this disc are markedly different. Not only does the processing sometimes enhance the acoustic, analogue, and rather delicate feel of the source instruments, instead of sculpting the source materials into massive, bass-heavy blocks of sound. What also adds a new dimension to EMERGE's catalogue of austere, abstract dronescapes is the fact that the two pieces, especially track 2, use a varied palette of seemingly rather referential sounds, conjuring up associations that range from the zoomorphic to the oriental. [press-release]
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Emerge -- "Declension" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2012 Attenuation Circuit, ACM 1010
In this composition, EMERGE combines his hallmark metallic and aquatic sounds with drone textures that are unusually close to the original sounds of his source material - in this case, two electric bass guitars played with effects pedals by Attenuation Circuit recording artists Deep. The result sounds less like musique concrete than most other EMERGE releases, but has a rather harmonic, yet doom-like quality. Despite the droning textures that hold the piece together, the composition sounds not at all blurred, but remarkably transparent, with each layer of sounds clearly differentiated from one another. From seismic subsonic bass tremors to rhythmic loops that at times almost suggest (or mock?) a danceable beat, however briefly, this recording is probably EMERGE's most accessible to date, even for listeners more familiar with rock or metal formats than experimental sound art. Thus, this very varied 17-minute composition makes a good introduction to the work of the prolific artist. [press-release]
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Emerge -- "Divisible / Fission-Processed / Evaluation" -- 2 CD-R -- €9
2011 Attenuation Circuit, ACR 1007
Attenuation Circuit's Reissues Series provides the possibility to make available again the first releases by label founder Sascha Stadlmeier. The third instalment of a trilogy with completely new cover art is this double album collecting various compositions released by his project EMERGE in 2004. The nine tracks that make up "Divisible" extract sheets of sound with a granular synthesis feel from purely acoustic found sounds, a method pioneered in Stadlmeier's previous work under the moniker Dependenz. "Divisible" has some rather rhythmic moments, with beats looped out of barely recognisable ambient noise footage that evokes, at different points, construction sites or foghorns, and couched into the textures distilled from the very same source material. The nine pieces offer a rich variety of 'found rhythms' sometimes reminiscent of a harsh noise version of Einstürzende Neubauten and sometimes of a more abstract lo-fi version of the Hafler Trio or certain Zoviet France recordings. "Fission - processed" is a darker, more drone-oriented reworking of "Fission", a track from the "Divisible" album. Originally an individual release, it is now available for the first time for direct comparison with the first version. "Evaluation" expands the methodology explored on "Fission - processed" and other early to mid-2000s recordings by EMERGE, namely his single for Drone Records: source sounds are reverberated and time-stretched to rid them of their original rhythmic structure, thus creating aqueous, cavernous soundscapes that seem to be aimed at suspending the quotidian temporality in favour of a slower, more open experience of time. An offhand label like "Dark Ambient" will not do justice to the psychedelic qualities inherent in this music. [press-release]

Emerge -- "Frown" -- CD -- €7
2014 Attenuation Circuit, ACU1001
The three tracks on this album distill the essence from EMERGE’s musical endeavours of the past decade or so and form the perfect starting point for exploring his vast body of work. Between 15 and 20 minutes in length, each track showcases different aspects of EMERGE’s musical personality, from contemplative to unrelenting. With a minimum of timbres, he still creates varied and well-paced compositions that stand up to comparison with masters like Asmus Tietchens... EMERGE has always been a minimalist, but not in the sense of any musical school, but simply in that he restricts himself to the use of a very limited set of found sounds which he then treats and edits to create his compositions. Almost puritanical in his refusal to synthesise sounds, he only occasionally uses samples from like-minded musicians, such as the very subdued drum loop by Elektrojudas on the second track of this triptych. The results could be characterised as musique concrete, drone, dark ambient, lowercase, or sometimes even noise, but eventually refuse to be pigeonholed so easily. The “frown” of the title may easily be that on the faces of critics trying to pin EMERGE down to one particular style. The uniquely consistent three tracks on the album manage to integrate the different facets of EMERGE’s work into an electroacoustic symphony of austere sparseness which reveals a surprising wealth of beautiful sonic detail to the careful listener, like patterns of colourful pebbles in an endless stretch of grey industrial dust. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Emerge -- "Hiding Place" -- CD -- €8
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 036, (ltd. 300)
“Hiding Place” is a lost EMERGE album partly collaborated with German fairy singer Eljara (Prinzip Nemesis) and Russian Experimental Ambient artist Re-DrUm. Great and almost easy-listening soundscapes full of bright mysterious atmospheres, distant choirs, meditative rhythms and calm melodies. Just inexpressibly beautiful music... In digifile, 300 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Emerge -- "Reeligible Redye" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2009 Attenuation Circuit, AC 11
This is the studio version of the performance at Echokammer on 20.03.2009. Basic sound material provided by Sebastian Giussani. The disk is packed in blue jewel-case.
[bandcamp]

Emerge -- "Retentive Disrupt" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2009 Attenuation Circuit, AC 11
This is the studio version of the performance at Lab.30 on 06.11.2009. Basic sound material provided by Don Vomp with electric violin. The disk is packed in yellow jewel-case.
[bandcamp]

Emerge ft. Eljara Of Prinzip Nemesis -- "Staub" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Attenuation Circuit, ACE 1011, (ltd. 33)
A truly alchemical transformation: the metallic sounds by EMERGE, clearly evoking an origin in the bowels of the earth and the process of extracting them, are given a shimmering golden edge by the ethereal voice of Eljara. The singer weaves her way through the rhythmic signposts supplied by EMERGE, and much of the charm of this 30-minute song (because a song it is, even if defying conventional pop definitions of the term) lies in the fact that the samples are interspersed with enough silence to give the voice room to unfold. The unhurried, yet insistent pace of the performance, and also the way in which samples of non-pitched sounds are combined with meditative, melancholic vocals, even evoke some works of Nurse With Wound. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

EMOR -- "Grain of Sand" -- CD EP -- €10
2004 Human Meat For Sale
Sludge doom metal from Slovakia in vein of Neurosis album "Times of Grace".

Emulsion -- "Blue Sky Objective" -- CD -- €10
2006 Lens Records, LENS0010
Emulsion's full-length debut CD brings together elements of 80's electro, cutting-edge IDM, and bouncy melodies steeped in indie influences. Blue Sky Objective is electronic pop music: an accessible and appealing mixture of pretty, emotive melodies and lo-fi electro beats. Thanks to an NES-lit eighties childhood, Emulsion's Nathan Koch never lost his obsession with the eight-bit aesthetic and its resulting digital artifacts- leading to his immersion in San Francisco's gaming industry, with a Game Boy planted firmly in his palm. With the prior release of a single and an EP, Emulsion spent over a year touring and promoting across the US with strong support from niche press and college radio. For fans of: Solvent, Casino Versus Japan & Ulrich Schnauss. [press-release]
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Endless Nostalgia -- "Homemade Gloomy Pop" -- 2 CD -- €10
2012 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201211
Finally available as a double CD, this collection is dedicated to Endless Nostalgia, one of the cult-band par excellence of the Italian electronic New Wave of the Eighties. Better known for the single "Me & My Alter Ego" released in 1984, this electro-pop duo from Verona, Northern Italy, produced a large number of cassette releases that have become very sought-after items nowadays. This generous and well-structured collection is a testament to the quality of the formation that was centered on Luca Rigato (Bi Nostalgia), an author whose inspired melancholic vein of composition was gifted with a postmodern crooner voice and an enviable pop sensibility. The thirty-seven tracks on this reissue were recorded between 1982 and 1989 and constitute a valuable anthology that collects a few unreleased pieces, the two songs from the 12” published by Anemic Music (IRA Records) and completely remastered material taken from the following cassette releases: "Two Days of Light", "Memories In Heaven", “Lost" and "The Art of Nothing". The "Endless Nostalgia" of an Italian way to music that had nothing to envy to the international scene; electronic rhythms and harmonious melodies, simple dreamy songs that were never ordinary, easy and immediate music arranged with a superb mastery. [label info]
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Endo, Kazumoto & Kazuma Kubota -- "Switches And Knobs" -- CD -- €10
2011 Phage Tapes, PT:133, (ltd. 500)
The follow-up to the live recording on released on Noise Ninja in 2009. This material is a joining of Endo (Killer Bug) and Kubota (Blood Letter, The Cracked Mirror) in their usual fashion - lots of starts and stops, blasts of sound and silence. 2 tracks: 1 studio, 1 live. [label info]
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Endraum -- "In Flimmernder Nacht" -- CD -- €6
1993/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 029
"In Flimmernder Nacht" was originally released by Danse Macabre in the year 1993 (KROK 122). This is a Russian reissue with bonus tracks.
[youtube]

Endraum -- "Innerlichkeit" -- CD -- €6
1996/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 027
German darkwave band. Russian reissue with bonus tracks.
[youtube]

Endraum -- "Zeitenlicht" -- CD -- €6
1992/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 028
"Zeitenlicht" was originally released by Danse Macabre in the year 1992 (KROK 69). This is a Russian reissue with bonus tracks.
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Engel Der Vernichtung -- "s/t" -- 2 CD -- €10
2012 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201209
Oltrelanebbiailmare presents a double CD that collects the particular proposal of the never forgotten Engel Der Vernichtung from Rieti, Central Italy. Born in 1985 as a project by Federico Festuccia and Roberto Feliciangeli - soon joined by Daniele Arisi and Paolo Campanelli - the group took its disturbing name of "Angel of Destruction" from an Einstürzende Neubauten song. After several performances in deconsecrated churches and abandoned factories, Engel Der Vernichtung debut in 1986 with the cassette "L'Art de la mort". Their style is characterized by electronic sounds and classical melodies similar to those used by Dead Can Dance, while the lyrics are often taken from the works of famous Italian writers and poets such as Dacia Maraini, Valerio Magrelli, Giovanna Sicari and others. On the first CD of this collection we find all the tracks originally included in the Mini-LP "L'amour fou" released in 1988 and the complete album "Angels in the Dust" published in 1990. The second CD offers an extensive set of unreleased tracks recorded in a subsequent period. A touching journey around and inside feelings, between the sacred and the profane, an exploration of the subconscious where rationality is lost in favor of the most irrepressible and deep instincts. [label info]

English, Lawrence -- "Studies For Stradbroke" -- CD-R -- €8
2008/2013 Winds Measure Recordings, wm11-2, (ltd. 150)
Unprocessed hydrophonic field recordings made in January and August 2007 at Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.
[soundcloud]

Enmerkar -- "Untitled II" -- CD-R -- €4
2007 Observatory Records, Observatory 12, (ltd. 20)
Side project of Sunchariot. Perserving, drowsy and vision-inducing drone ambient. Trapeziform cardboard package. [YAOP]

Entrelacs (Michael Northam & Yannick Dauby) -- "Underleaf" -- CD -- €10
2012 Semperflorens, sf08, (ltd. 500)
A project that was formed by Michael Northam & Yannick Dauby in 2003 and put out only 2 releases: "Underleaf" CDR on Italian label S'agita Recordings and "Cynorrodhon" 7" single on Drone Records. This CD is a reissue of "Underleaf". Sound sources are a walk along a fallen tree in Corbet, Oregon and a conversation with found objects in Paris, France.
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Eonic -- "Nothing is Forever" -- CD-R -- €11
2004 Sigil, (ltd. 50)
Music of this project stands somewhere between neoclassic, synth-pop and new age. Cold and detached synthetic sound, absence of vocal parts and rhythms. Despite of obvious "computer" sound timbres, everything is done on a very high level. This mini-album contains 3 interesting cover-versions/remixes of Anthesteria tracks.
[mp3]   [mp3]

Eonic -- "Fragile Dreams" -- CD-R -- €11
2004 Sigil, (ltd. 50)
The last full-length album of the band for today. Nice ambient tunes, light atmosphere and simple rhythmic patterns - ideal music for relaxing after industrial world suffocation. One of the tracks composed by Sudan Strain.
[mp3]   [mp3]

Epoch -- "Purity & Revolution" -- CD -- €10
2013 Carbon 12 Records, c12006, (ltd. 300)
Purity & Revolution is the first full release from Epoch and represents of combination of acoustic guitar, raw crunchy metal and electronics that go from subtle of full blown EBM. Indeed, these elements can be found in single tracks, like "Capitalism is the New Fascism," while tracks like "Architects of the Third World and "W.T.O." go straight into full blown beats. Other tracks venture into symphonic and militaristic anthems that reflect the governmental extremism arising on American soil despite the dilution of democracy. First 50 copies come with 3 additional full-colour postcards. [label info] This is one of the first 50 copies.
[youtube]

Erdlicht -- "Urlicht: Erster Kreis" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Ufa Muzak, UFA 39, (ltd. 120)
Nordic Ambient. Icy horizon, isolated and empty, no manifestation of life, it stays infinite and reachless, but this is just an illusion, a facet which will fall like morning mist. Like a drawing on glass, it takes a hot palm pulsating with living blood, and spreads with water carrying away the memories, words, never stopping, never ceasing. Spheric sound preserved in a glacier, runic prayer in front of horizon dying in flames, the Sun enlaces still visible silouettes with sine waves. Retreat and inclination of concentrated and peaceful consciousness to the ultimate secret land, radiating light mirages before dusk, even greater mystery behind them. Leviathan continues his way among the dark cold of depth, everything is silent and watching his movements. In this album of the German project ERDLICHT all valuable ingredients of his nordic ambient production are preserved: depth, expanse, colour. From sound devices elemental spirits appear in the air, and the story of their wordless speech will submerge you in bright and lucid dream. Be careful and don't believe them... P.S. This disk includes the original EP "Mitnachttrost", dark ambient with martial elements dedicated to Miguel Serrano, plus two previous albums "Erster Licht / Wilde Jagd" (Licht Und Stahl, 2009) and "Morgenrothe / Abendroth" (Tosom, 2009)... 11 tracks, 78 minutes, cardboard cover + 3 cards. [press-release]
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Esche -- "Wendigo" -- CD-R -- €5
2011 Valgriind, VG 45 / Alarmstufe, Alarmstufe02, (ltd. 186)
Over the banks of melt waters in last whisper of fierce winter comes Wendigo's breath. From beneath the roots bound by blizzard, behind the ancient bark, in the stone heart of the forest comes this music - metaphysical incarnation of the spirit of winter Frost and Hunger. A borderline between autumnal and winter cycles, the only attempt to hide in wolf grass and survive in Snowstorm. A call of blood from the far North. Second full-length of Esche released by common will of the labels Valgriind e Alarmstufe prod. Field recordings, guitar, mouth harp, synthesizers, voice, percussion & various electronics summoned to document this mysterious ritual. This time the artwork is made by Sergey Ilchuk (Vresnit & Vetvei Art). 186 copies, full-colour cardboard sleeve + inserts. [press-release]

Esche & Fanum -- "Broen" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Still*Sleep, CDR21
Two pre-material projects convolved in creative union referring to the imperishable classic prose of XIX-XX centuries. Aristocratic imprint of "Broen" is dedicated to the personality and works of the Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun - this is the bridge built by the means of primordial drone ambient over the bottomless archaic abyss. The unseen ink of unwritten works, the unmatured "fruits of earth", the downside of literature. [label info]

Eubanks, Bryan -- "The Bornholmer Suite" -- CD -- €9
2014 Nueni Recs., nueni #003
Experimental electronics (open circuit feedback).

Eubanks, Bryan & Jason Kahn -- "Drums Saxophone Electronics" -- CD -- €9
2014 Intonema, int013, (ltd. 200)
Bryan Eubanks and Jason Kahn's debut album was released in 2011. Then Eubanks used his own customized open-circuit feedback system and analogue electronics and Kahn played his modular synthesizer. Intonema releases their second recording where Eubanks plays soprano saxophone with electronics and Kahn drums the kit this time. While you can hear Jason's drums in full scale, Bryan's saxophone takes a lot of effort to detect it in the rich texture of the duo's sound which continues its studies of microtones, dynamic shades and the work of hybridization of acoustic and electronic instruments. [label info]
[soundcloud]

Europaplan -- "Armes de Vengeans / Vergeltungswaffe" -- CD -- €11
2002 Achtung Baby!, ABCD003
Europaplan is a new joint project by well-known French group Nocturne and German total sound ideologists Axon Neuron/Vagwa, who have been working long time in the vein of power-electro experiences and archive documentation of WWII. The central theme of their new research is a history of creation of the one of the most legendary German military rockets - 'a weapon of revenge' A4/V2 (Von Braun/Dornberger konzeption). Both musicians represented here a sound expressive and quite exciting monumental document: uncompromising bubbling "military" industrial and abrasive power-electro sounds, obscure war noise outfit, deep rumbling from hell, wrapped in a gristly sleeve, its sound like a true chronic documentary soundtrack with big amount of sampled voices in German from the past and wartime narration. [label info]

Evil Moisture & Macronympha -- "The Tentacles Of The Octopus Sometimes Compete Against Each Other" -- CD -- €10
1995 Pure, DIDX-031042
Harsh noise.
[youtube]

Ex.Order -- "The Infernal Age" -- CD -- €16
1998 Power & Steel, PAS 11, (ltd. 500)
Classics of power industrial. Copy signed by the band.
[youtube]

Exalot -- "Analogue Flowers" -- CD -- €10
2005 Faria Records, FAR-003, (ltd. 500)
Bright and clear music performed on analogue synths, simple and even primitive to some point, but always mellow and naive. It reminds either old space TV-programs or child's games on Dandy computers. The CD is packed in cardboard cover with a set of cards with computer graphix.
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Exit In Grey -- "Audiometry : Domination" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Daphnia Records, ph11
Reissue of the debut 3"CDR "Audiometry" (2004) with an 18-min bonus track "Domination". Guitar drone ambient varying from almost monotonous raw and deep rumbles to gentle melancholic tunes... sonic waves and streams slowly come and pass away, leaving the listener in spellbound numbness.

Exit In Grey -- "Dim Lines" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Daphnia Records, ph10
Three long mild tracks, classical guitar-based drone ambient with field recordings. The atmosphere of cosmic forest and infinite blue sky.

Exit In Grey -- "Emotional Resounding" -- CD-R -- €7
2005/2007 Daphnia Records, PH06, 2nd edition
Slowly evolving spaces filled with deep guitar drones, field recordings and ocassional electronic sounds. Definite recommendations! Second edition.

Exit In Grey -- "Magnetoline - Night Medidation" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Daphnia Records, PH04
The new album of one of the best Russian drone projects is made out of sounds of processed guitar, field recordings and prepare singing bowls. Slowly rolling hollow and distant rumbles swallowing up the attention like a huge swirl, slowly evolving melodies and flowing by frequency fibers like clouds. During listeting the brain tunes itself down to lower frequency waves and smoothes down emotional state.

Exit In Grey -- "One Lumen In The Past" -- CD -- €10
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 039, (ltd. 300)
Frozen Light presents "One Lumen In The Past" – a new album by sub-Moscow project Exit In Grey. Time runs forward, inexorably carrying us into the darkness of the forthcoming Unknown. But sometimes our path is illuminated by short and bright flashes – flashes of light from our Past. Memory helps us not to get lost, and the Past itself gives us hope and support, because it is devoid of our death. But the Past is already dead and we're not yet... Only flashes... "One Lumen is In The Past" is based on Memory of the space around us, inspiring and charging. Melancholic and anxious Drone / Ambient in the best traditions of Exit In Grey. Digifile, 300 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Exit In Grey -- "Perception" -- CD -- €10
2012 Daphnia Records, PH12
New album of the Russian project Exit In Grey - and their first release on a "factory-pressed" CD! Two long tracks in their classic style: slowmotion ambient with light melancholic guitar drones and melodies, mysterious radio frequencies, tape noises and artifacts, loops of field recordings and found sounds.
[soundcloud]

Exit In Grey -- "Radionarayan" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Daphnia Records, ph08
This time Exit In Grey, reduced to one member [S], experiments with combining guitar drones and radionoises, and does it really successfully! More than an hour of calm yet energetic meditative drone music.

Exit In Grey -- "Raktasonic" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Daphnia Records, ph09
This album contains early recordings from 2004, made only by [S], one half of the duo. Minimal guitar drone ambient with resonating harmonies.

Experimentalien -- "Nine Triads" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Attenuation Circuit, ACLE 1013, (ltd. 33)
Slovakian-based artist I.V. Martinez is active in a variety of projects with different styles, but ExperiMENTALien is one of the more psychedelic ones. The nine tracks on this album fuse morphing digital dronescapes with subsonic pulsations that would make a great addition to the soundtrack of any remake of “Solaris”... The shapeshifting nature of the sounds that drift in and out of harmonic fields is mirrored in the titles of the pieces, which – like the project name ExperiMENTALien – fuse several words. Trainput, Universelection, and Noiserenity are perhaps the most programmatic. The album constantly oscillates between associations with biomorphous and psychic images, which is why the “Solaris” reference immediately comes to mind: Couldn’t this be the sound of a thinking, living planet? You could think of this as the “Kosmische Musik” of Krautrock revisited through a post-industrial sensibility, but most importantly, the results sound convincing. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Exploplasmatic Coagulation -- "C++ (Selected Works 2005-2010)" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 InterioRepertoR, IR04
Exploplasmatic Coagulation is one of the projects of Moscow based musician Oleg Hurvatov, also known for Interior Disposition and Lanceolaria Im Licht Der Laterne. Like the author says himself, "if the matter of two other projects, anyhow, is the internal side of the human ego, Exploplasmatic Coagulation enters in sphere of mechanical interactions. The sound becomes the tool - a microscope or a scalpel opening a micron wrong side of the world." Cold abstract ambient and non-aggressive noise fields with spatial atmosphere.

Exploplasmatic Coagulation -- "Harmonium" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Still*Sleep, CDR25
40 minutes of hypnotic and meditative (drone), split- second digital fluctuations spread for a few octaves - this is a new album Exploplasmatic Coagulation "Harmonium". The album, inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's novel The Sirens of Titan will cast you into deep detachment and, like one of the novel's characters, will bring you to Mercury to take care of harmoniums - creatures who change their psychophysical properties, influenced by every sound vibration. The album is good both for Tantric practice and for deep relaxation. [Oleg Hurvatov]

Expo 70 -- "Frozen Living Elements" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 087-2, (ltd. 500)
It's been three years since Expo 70 appeared on the ”From Earth to Sirius” compilation and now they are back to Zoharum with a full-length offering. Their latest album is entitled ”Frozen Living Elements” and it features an expanded line-up. Apart from Justin Wright, Expo 70 were Jim Button on drums and Aaron Osborne on bass and additional synthesizers for the sessions and the result can be described as space rock power trio. With three tracks spread over 45 minutes, the trio takes us on a cosmic tour de force. With influences ranging from analogue electronica through guitar drone to noisy psychedelia, Expo 70 manages to travel back in time to the 1970s, yet stay as contemporary as they can without sounding dated or irrelevant. The musicians transport us to their rehearsal room drenched in dry ice where they play their extended acid jams landing somewhere in-between SunnO))), Can and Sperm... The CD is housed in an ecopak sleeve and is strictly limited to 500 copies. The cover was designed by Justin Wright. "Frozen Living Elements" was mastered by Scott Colburn. The whole production process was overseen by Michal Porwet. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Expo 70 -- "Solar Drifting" -- 2 CD -- €13
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 099-2, (ltd. 500)
Justin Wright aka Expo 70 has already made himself at home on Zoharum. The first of our joint sonic ventures is an tribute to Robert Anton Wilson entitled "From Earth to Sirius", another is the expanded two-disc rerelease of the album "Corridors is Infinity", and the third is an album of completely new material "Frozen Living Elements". The next and the fourth one is a retrospective disc "Solar Drifting". This compilation is so unique in a sense that it gathers some rare recordings from the years 2008-2011 previously released on limited and long sold-out 7-inch singles and tape EPs on a single disc. And this new release also presents another dimension of Justin Wright's creative output. These are shorter, more concise forms of varied kinds and atmospheres. We are drifting in space once again (or, to be precise, in the light of the sun, just as the title suggests), but this time our journey is full of numerous changes... The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies. The cover is designed by Justin Wright. It is mastered by Scott Colburn. The whole production process is overseen by Michal Porwet. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

Exsanguinate / La Infame Turba De Nocturnas Aves -- "Allegory Of Death" -- CD -- €10
2003 Misanthrope Studio, MS003, (ltd. 500)
Each band presents it's own sonic Allegories of Death... meditations on that inevitability we all fear and at the same time are fascinated by. To set the tone Exsanguinate starts with a commanding and urgent track, flush with militaristic undercurrents in it's opening moments. From there the material evolves into something more abstract and steeped in dread with tendrils stretching into elements of clinical drone and throbbing frequencies to a more introspective ambient chaos. [l-i-t-d-n-a] rounds out the disc with their unique blend of deep tones, harsh frequencies, gentle pulses against an almost ambient feedback. Squalls, static, interjecting beats, squirming distortions and vocalizations accentuate an anxious,looming reality. [l-i-t-d-n-a] closes among fluid environmental recordings juxtaposed with clanks and pulse beats, to provide the score for a yet to be discovered altered state, one in which reason is elusive. [press-release]

Exterior Mirror -- "Hupp" -- CD -- €10
1996 Katyn Records, KAT-01
Deep ambient electronics from the Chicago artist Claude Willey.

Extnddntwrk -- "Just Tracks" -- 2 CD -- €14
2014 Fourth Dimension Records, FD2CD92D
Long before the man with the fixed 'fuck you' stare, can of beer, e-cigarette and laptop found a home as one half of Sleaford Mods, Andrew Fearn was making music at home comprising samples, loops, frazzled electronic textures, deep bass rumbles, mutated beats, punk snarl, post-dancefloor meltdown mayhem and all manner of other abstract and disparate sounds. Rammed home by the same DIY sensibility that drives Sleaford Mods, Andrew's (mostly) solo works are where he cuts his teeth on new ideas, fresh sounds and music that sways heavily between that of a chemical-soaked film soundtrack and an obvious passion for all things that filter in from those less obvious edges most people prefer to keep at bay. Just Tracks collects the latest album of the same name alongside a bonus disc which delves into his back catalogue (otherwise to be found residing on Bandcamp and various other spots over the 'net). It, perhaps as suggested, merely hints at the little sonic dust-storms Andrew kicks up at every available free moment he gets (presumably over rugged and much abused equipment stained by coffee and with overflowing ashtray nearby…). Many of the pieces may at first appear like simple sketches, but there's a huge emotional scope to them that's perfectly ripe for throwing like a grenade into the often bland waters passing for today's better realms of electronic music. And, yes, let's just see who picks up on that classic Steve Albini ditty of yore very nicely covered here… [press-release]

Exworks -- "Monade" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Steelkraft Manufactory, SKM 012, (ltd. 100)
After the first self-released CDR Exworks offers his second effort of Ritual Ambient, Drone and Noise. "A civilization that proves incapable of solving the problems it creates is a decadent civilization. A civilization that chooses to close its eyes to its most crucial problems is a stricken civilization. A civilization that uses its principles for trickery and deceit is a dying civilization." - Aimee Cesaire. [label info]

Exxasens -- "Back to Earth" -- CD -- €11
2015 Ksenza Records, KSZ 008 / Rock House / Aloud Music, ALOUD037CD / Infinite Fog Productions, (ltd. 300)
EXXASENS comes back to Earth after a eight-year space travel and 4 DiY albums, including the acclaimed ELEVEN MILES (Aloud Music LTD 2011) and SATELLITES (Aloud Music LTD 2013) and one compilation (2007-2014, Ricco Label, Japan). In this period, EXXASENS has evolved from a one-man solo project (Jordi Ruiz) to a fully-fledged band... Jordi Ruiz (guitars/programming), Sergio Ledesma (synths/keys), Cesc Cespedes (bass) and Oriol Planells (drums) have recorded the last EXXASENS’ album at Siete Barbas Studios (Barcelona). Containing 8 inspiring songs, BACK TO EARTH offers the band’s renewed vision of instrumental music which introduces choirs, stratospheric guitar solos, electronic groove and even a sung song. [label info]
[bandcamp]

Ezhi i Petruccho -- "Istorii" -- CD -- €7
2006 Lagunamuch Community, LMC600
Russian spoken word / ambient project, devised in late 90-s by Andrey Andrianov. Some time later the musician Andrey Dergachev joined him and they have recorded several philosophic stories about two fictional characters Ezhi and Petrucco, and then released their first album. Since that the project has become more and more famous and popular, attracting the attention of radio stations, animators and just all the interested listeners. [label info]
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Ezhi i Petruccho -- "Skazki" -- CD -- €7
2007 Lagunamuch Community, LMC-1000
Russian spoken word / ambient. Ezhi and Petruccho? Who are they? First of all, these are names, just like "water", "stone", "law". The stories about them repeat the eternal genre of "tales by a fire". After two thousand of years we actually continue sitting by a fire, although we have learned how to get water from a tap and electricity from a socket. Basic names don't change. Sounds and names cause each other and again go into silence. We've just found the way into our "inner ArTek" and continue walking light not losing sight of each other... "And Ezhi was a shaman", - says Andrianov in a very wise hypnotic voice. And the music of Dergachev catches you and carries away into the timeless existence. Here, in a half empty room a cup of tea or mulled wine and a chequered plaid are waiting for you, and the stars are goggling in the window. After all, the real tales are told long after midnight. [label info]

F.M.S. 41 -- "... past ..." -- CD -- €6
2009 Valgriind, VG 19
Industrial war marches, joined past and future. One of the Ogneslav's projects (N. Novgorod, Russia). Flaming flood of all-destructional energy. Very original recording at nowaday's scene. [label info]

F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay -- "Lovstakken" -- CD -- €10
2001 Dark Vinyl Records, DV 34, (ltd. 600)
Sideproject by Luigi M.Mennella (FURVUS, EN VELOUR NOIR). The structure of this album is based on the harmonized parts of a pure ambientalistic live recording done on the mountain of Lovstakken, Bergen, Norway. Processed moments of those sound recordings and music inspired by the sensations of that moments a wonderful / atmospheric ambient trip inspired by the mountain of Lovstakken. [label info]

F.R.U.I.T.S. -- "Forbidden Beat" -- CD -- €11
2004 Laton, Laton 029
This is a seminal band of Alexei Borisov and Pavel Jagun, exploring their particular interest in rhythmical music. But, even being very dynamic and nimble by its nature, they can't be considered as dance music. I would be agree with those who bring it up to the more accessible version of Borisov solo works, which is now located completely in experimental/noise domain. FRUITS was founded more than 10 years ago but I still had no chance to grab their records, knowing them only due to frequent and regular appearance in various concerts and festivals. This album, shortly released by the Austrian label Laton, compiled from live gigs material recorded between 1992 and 2003. A kind of live anthology which consists of nostalgic "Industrial gatherings" in Moscow, but also recent performances in Paris and "Avanto" festival in Helsinki. Very heterogeneous album, starting from the square beat and minimal/electro arrangements, then the mood is going to be softer and deliberated, drawing us to the melodious ambient. But the atmosphere is uneasy, raw and noisy outbursts comes back from behind, like the seething magma - it reminds me the spacious feeling in the beginning of Mono No Aware "Kitanai Yatsu" album, released by Hands. But as soon as this melodic component disappears, you can see the vast of electronic dissonances and effects, sheer and shivering noises seems to be a barrier for sludgy and breaking beat. [Dmitry Vasilyev, Independent Electronic Music]

Facialmess / Scum -- "Hate Walking" -- CD -- €10
2015 OOO! SOUND, OOOs-17
Noise / Cut Up. Tokyo resident Kenny Sanderson noise unit by FACIALMESS and OOO SOUND even familiar young Noise musician = Sou Inomoto aka Scum by Cut up noise split CD. Collage artworks by GOVERNMENT ALPHA, who was created for the jacket this split. [label info]
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Factor X -- "022" -- CD -- €9
2011 Monochrome Vision, mv36
factor X started in June 1983 in Paignton as a conceptual music project by Shaun Robert. Since then, a lot of tapes were released, on labels like Drahtfunk Products, Schimpfluch, SPH, Jeremy Bamber Tapes, BV Tapes, Intransitive Recordings and Old Europa Cafe. The collaborative CD with TAC and Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock was published by Harsh Dept. in 1996, it has been quiet for many years, but now Shaun Robert emerged again with some new projects like Mutant Beatniks etc. It's a good time to remember his old and quite obscured recordings from the 80s!.. "022 was put together over the year 1985, there's a sound on here that take me right back to the time I recorded them, the first that comes to mind is the recording of a fire engine from the roof top where I was living, and the squeaking bed sounds from a flat I moved into later. I'd listen to the parts over and over, it's all very basically put together, with a technic I was using at the tape which was, three tape machines, two playing and one recording, and we're talking Radio Shack not even Pioneer. An extra thing I should mention, is that there was a 7" single part with the tape, I think I did a edition of 25, and sent them to poor devils I had the addresses of. I can only remember one good response from this guy in Portugal, a DJ on some radio station, he sent me this wonderful letter back saying how much he loved the record, and tried to play it out, but nearly got the sack. The single were second hand from a bargain bin, scratched to pieces, you could play them but destroy your stylus. I put labels on them so there was really no way of knowing who had originally done the little disc. The cover for the single was a drawing I did of an angular man, starting his walk down a path, a picture that has so what hung in my mind, think about now, after listening to 022, while recording it off to put up, there is a connection with the aboriginal content that's on the tape." [Shaun Robert]
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Fages, Ferran -- "Radi D'Or" -- CD -- €9
2013 Another Timbre, at65r
Free Improvisation / Minimal electronics.

Fahl -- "The Halls Of The Dead" -- CD -- €10
2014 Lichterklang, LK023, (ltd. 267)
FAHL was founded by Dimo Dimov, Marcel P. and Cornelius Waldner in autumn 2008. All members have been active in several Dark Folk, Neoclassic and Black Metal–projects for some time, among them :werra:, Von Thronstahl, Allerseelen, Sagittarius, Miel Noir or Svarrogh (just to name a few.) Four years after their debut „Paths To Emptiness“, FAHL’s second album „The Halls OF The Dead“ is not just a compendium of songs lyrically influenced by the „Mahabarata“, Stefan George, Ludwig Fahrenkrog, Carlo Michelstaedter and Hermann Graf Keyserling, but musicalwise the consequent continuation of what has been started four years ago. „The Halls Of The Dead“ is a dark opus of 13 occult ambient tracks that’ll haunt the listeners by it’s lyrical and musical depth and sincerity. „The Halls Of The Dead“ for sure is not an album for the fainthearted listener. The artwork for the album was done by well-known foto-artist Laetitia Mantis, being a long time friend with the band and it’s members, putting even more emphasis on the occult character of FAHL. [label info]
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Fahl -- "The Paths To Emptiness" -- CD -- €10
2010 The Eastern Front, Front 027, (ltd. 1000)
Fahl is much more complicated and interesting than many many albums in "dark ambient" style (if we keep calling a variety of musical creations this way). It tells a story. Vivid, exciting, emotions driven story about "gateways to the occult and hidden forces of the inner self" - thus musician themeselves described the idea. I would just add that this music is about what rests deep inside of human mind and soul and about what we hardly think and talk in daily fusiness. [label info]
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Fake Cats Project -- "Russian Canon" -- CD -- €8
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 037, (ltd. 300)
Russian Canon is the fourth album - the first on CD - of the Moscow based Fake Cats Project. The title certainly doesn't mean our seventeen pieces form the Russian Canon, rather we are in search of it. We try to avoid Russian clichés, but sometimes play with them. There are no folk songs accompanied by bayan (the Russian Accordion) though you will hear Kiriill Makushin playing bayan. We don’t play typical Russian rock, though Alexey Borisov is a luminary of Russian rock himself, of the bands Nochnoi Prospect and Tsentr. This is not an album of the Russian intelligentsia, singing their sad, simple songs around the kitchen table, though some fragments were recorded by Igor Levshin in Alexey's kitchen. Our Russian Canon is not confined to national culture: we use the Turkish saz and Latin percussion. Our electric guitars certainly do not originate from Russia, and Konstantin Sukhan’s trumpet is more akin to free jazz rather than any Russian tradition. Any overlaps with industrial music or krautrock are sometimes coincidental and sometimes deliberate. Since there is a Russian tradition of fierce speculation on philosophy or revolution at the kitchen table, we use for our sound not cast iron rails, but a buffet filled with utensils, bottles, glasses and a trash bin. We've also added the creaks of rusty swings, screams, laughter and the songs of ordinary people in the Moscow streets. We include both the sane and insane, because no Russian Canon can go without a touch of insanity. [press-release]
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False Flag -- "Metal Birds" -- 3"CD-R -- €3
2011 FTAM, FTAM-027
Harsh noise in a very weird state. The sounds of protests and riots filtered through distortion pedals and AM radios that are just out of reach. This is a release that could easily fall into the realm of Harsh Wall, but every track moves just enough that it skirts the genre while keeping all the good parts. The whole thing feels as if its on the brink of falling apart. A record that sounds just a tad too pissed of to be polished, which is the way I like it. [Peter J Woods]

FaLX cerebRi -- "Trials Textures Errors" -- CD -- €9
2014 Monochrome Vision, mv15, (ltd. 500)
Almost 7 years in making, finally this milestone of pioneering & legendary german noise outfit is released - more than 25 years after the last recorded FaLX cerebRi track, compiles several contributions to compilations, as well as outtakes, erratic experiments, live cuts and unreleased tracks. The name FaLX cerebRi was chosen for the new music and art project by Graf Haufen early in 1983, as he felt it was a complete departure from his previous minimal synth endeavours. The name suited the project as it describes the borderline between the brain hemispheres. On one side the rational and analytical part of the brain, on the other the intuitive and creative part. The music of FaLX cerebRi was never meant to be consistent. Errors were embraced. Confusion was intended. Hence also the strange way of spelling. The project always remained open for all sorts of experimentation - ranging from noise to ritualistic drone ambience, from cut up collage work to hardcore electronics, from conceptual static surface noise to rhythmic evocations of the demon beasts. Always somewhere in the grey areas between conceptual work and - in its own strange way - regular "song" structure. The first release was unleashed in June 1983 on a limited edition promo cassette called "Pyogenic Organism", that came packaged with a real human blood sample and covered in sheep's brains. The promo opened the doors for FaLX cerebRi, as its tracks appeared on several cassette compilations in 1983 and 1984. Newer, exclusive tracks appeared furthermore on labels such as Schrei Records, Gut Level Music, Illuminated 666, Fraction Studio, Broken Flag, ZSF Product, Al Khemi, Selbstmord Organisacio'n, Requiem Productions, Cthulhu Records, Illusion Production, Zamizdat Trade Journal, Necronomicon, De'viation Culturelle, Insane Music, Alien Artists, Korm Plastics, Bog-Art, Club Moral, Les Ballets Me'chaniques and Dill Prod. A year later in June 1984 the first and up to now only album of FaLX cerebRi was released simultaneously on 7 labels: "Rite 64", a C60 cassette, was published on Graf Haufen Tapes in Germany, Korm Plastics in Holland, Gut Level Music in the USA, Fraction Studio in France, Requiem Productions in Norway, Servile Ghost in Australia, Calypso Now in Switzerland and Auxilio De Cientos in Spain in a print run of 500 copies. A remastered CDr with bonus live cuts was released by Korm Plastics in 1999. The following contributions to cassette and vinyl compilations saw a shift in musical directions - on one hand towards drone ambient or simply voice based melancholic echo-loop compositions, on the other hand very conceptual outer edge works like surface scannings with a variety of microphones or field recordings to replace composed music. FaLX cerebRi performed a couple of ritualistic live shows in 1985 in Berlin, Budapest and Bordeaux, worked on soundscapes for installations and exhibitions, as well as conceptual sound installations and photo performances for international art exhibitions. A second album was planned in 1985 but never fully realized apart from a rough mix that didn't work properly, partially due to technical factors, but also because of the variety of compositions and conceptual works. Instead Graf Haufen published a limited edition 7" EP on this new imprint Artcore Editions with scannings and a rather rhythmic "Nature Is Noise Enough" field recording. FaLX cerebRi only recorded seldomly after that - a few tracks appeared on compilations and some long, static drone compositions remain unpublished and were shelved away. [press-release]
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Family Underground -- "Un Tratto Di Malinconia" -- CD -- €10
Turgid Animal, (ltd. 500)
"If recent offerings from this long running CPH outfit (this being their ninth studio album) has showed a leaning towards a more industrialized sound. This could be said to be the band's first proper Industrial record. The drone pieces of the past are still present but in a more controlled and subtle way, adding even further to the psychedelic experience, and tying together 5 harsh industrial tracks. At times this will remind you of Whitehouse, Godflesh and more than anything else TG, complete with screamed desperate vocals and harsh oscillating synths. The disc flows extremely well and this together with the unorthodox artwork invokes an almost soundtrack like atmosphere. I urge everybody into oldschool industrial not to let the bands background trick you into not giving this album the attention it deserves". - Klaus Hansen

Fanum -- "II" -- CD-R -- €6
2009 Valgriind, VG 33, (ltd. 100)
The second album of Moscow project. Covered sounds, sinking into deep waters of unconscious with accompaniment of celestial choirs at the ending (a fragment of Arvo Piarta "Da pacem Domine" used). Transparent plastic box with handmade insert. [label info]

Fanum & Exit In Grey -- "Dust Storm" -- CD -- €10
2013 Daphnia Records, ph13
A collaboration album of two Russian droners dedicated to the phenomenon of dust storms. The disc starts with a subdued rumble of radio frequencies, instantly rolling over the listener with a layered sonic wall outlined by a disturbing guitar tune. As if one's watching the coming of such storm behind a thick window glass of a weather station - it seems safe, but still somehow uneasy. Second track starts off with a more mild melody gradually covered by a web of sharp radio noises, still maintaining calmer atmosphere. The album is closed by a lengthy 17-min track with a guttural drone and remote rumbles, field recordings and melancholic guitar timbres, dissolved in omnipresent radio interference... Music for contemplation, but not for relaxation.
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Fanum & Parchim -- "Coniunctio" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Radiodrone Records, RD-06, (ltd. 96)
There are only gods who can walk along the rainbow, the staircase will be the chthonic image of Mercurius, encased in a vessel. Being mercury, it will dissolve gold, fading its solar essence. Oh, the brave wanderer! The very man, who defeated the tiger and overrode the double-headed steed, pick up the keys of Spargia, and let the crimson light of the Magnum Opus begin to gleam! The will of the one, who clenchs the Lapis, is superior, feeling the breath of a clean mud's flesh. On the wings of the One and Indivisible, by merging of the spirit, the soul and the matter in the name of Coniunctio. [label info]
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Fanum & Vazhes -- "IR" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Still*Sleep, CDR14
Thirty minutes of steady dense and tight (like molten bitumen or solidifying lava) "trademark" drone from Fanum, filled with hardly imperceptible movements of keys, mournful singing of duduk, bird voices and rustle of wind in the leaves, boiling of huge amount of water in which the listeners dives closer to the middle of the track, and voices recorded probably by Sergey Gabbasov (Vazhes) during his ethnographic trips to abandoned villages. I can call for help the words "natural ambient", and it will be quite relevant and characterizing the hidden events happening in the depth of the sonic mass and illustrating such processes as slow growth of grain, deliberate movements of shadows, dissolving items and substances in the water and something like this, invisible from the first glance and subject to the eternal cycles of the outside world. [maeror3.livejournal.com]

Faryus -- "Lucid Dreams" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-15, (ltd. 500)
This album is devoted to a phenomenon of the "Lucid dreams". A "lucid dream" - is a dream, in which the person is aware that he or she is dreaming while the dream is in progress. During lucid dreams you have control over the dream characters and environment, as well as the ability to perform otherwise physically impossible feats. The feelings which you feel during lucid dreams are very similar to those available during a waking state. Often they surpass the 'usual' with a saturation and intensity. This phenomenon has been researched by such well-known researchers as Stephen LaBerge, Robert Monroe, Carlos Castaneda, etc.. The 9th book of Carlos Castaneda - "The Art of Dreaming" explains more fully the events occuring within this album. The album is conceived as travel from the moment of falling asleep up to the depths of the infinite universe of the Dreaming: "Vivid Dream" - this is a dream, where colours and events are extremely bright. After awakening we never forget these dreams, it remains in the memory as a very exciting experience. It is the first phase of lucid dreaming and the beginning of our travel. We can then find "Clarity", passing through the first gate of dreaming to enjoy the "Lucid Dream". Opening infinite opportunities of the universe of dreaming we begin our "Free Flying" obtaining the sanctum sanctorum of the dreaming universe - to the "World of Inorganic Beings". [press-release]
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Faryus -- "Night Forest Reality" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-20, (ltd. 500)
"Night Forest Reality" describes a world which does not exist in daylight, arising when the last dying beam of sunshine fades from dark shaggy branches of old trees, when air becomes damp and hearing sharpens. A constant feeling of someone's presence borders the periphery. From the impenetrable darkness in the heart of the wood, a cool wind forces leaves to tremble, hardly distinguishable in the twilight. It only imparts its vibration and a touch of cold air to the face, a suggestion of swaying branches, sparkling streams and the rustle of revived grass. Dew drops barely sparkle in the gloom, reflecting the stars blinking in bottomless moonless depth. The night wood, frightening and attracting, living an invisible life, populated by unfamiliar ancient beings. Almost nothing visible in the impenetrable darkness, but exposing its mysteries via sounds of the unseen, of that which should not be seen." [D.I. Abigor]
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Faryus & Vadim Bondarenko -- "8 Atmospheres" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-25, (ltd. 500)
This album is the successful combination between two different worlds: bewitched electronics from Faryus and meditative parts of piano and clarinet from Vadim Bondarenko. In addition, this CD contains poetic video clip created by Alexander Sveshnikov. Welcome to the inner ambient dimension!... [label info]
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Favaron, Gianluca -- "Equivalent XI" -- CD -- €10
2014 13, sps1405, (ltd. 200)
Following the publication of the extremely limited single-sided 12" record “Surfaces”, which occurred just a few months ago and is now hopelessly sold-out, Gianluca Favaron returns on 13 with a new solo work released in the prestigious "Private Sounds" series. Besides having published a few solo works, Favaron is part of Under The Snow along with Stefano Gentile and collaborates with Ennio Mazzon on the Zbeen project. In the past he has released music as Ab'she and was part of Lasik Surgery along with Pierpaolo Zoppo. Among his most recent releases we remember his collaboration with Corrado Altieri entitled "The System of Objects". "Equivalent XI" continues the path undertaken with "Surfaces", also benefiting from some excerpts that were already included in the aforementioned work, which are proposed again on this new CD. Starting from simple recordings of sounds produced by everyday objects (…such as paper, scissors, kitchen stuff etc.), treated mainly with two delay machines, Favaron has collected eleven compositions. The idea behind this new release is to create some patterns based on the repetition of small sound particles obtained from a single source. In the eleven tracks on the album, mostly of short duration, we witness the proliferation of particular sound events that, sometimes wandering alone or sometimes by congregating into small throbbing and vital lumps, generate a vibrant microcosm characterized by short loops, slowly but constantly evolving. In some cases, as for example in the more long-lasting closing number, the simplicity of the construct and the infinitesimal tonal progressions are appreciated for their intrinsic hypnotic quality. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. [press-release]
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Favourite Mirror -- "Aberration" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Haarbn Productions, Haarbn 009, (ltd. 101)
Belorussian project that definitely came from the depths of metal past, but now has gone quite far away from their roots... You can feel these roots in firm compositional structure, melodies, rhythms, sounds, strictly attached to measures, and in electroguitar, appearing from time to time. And at the same time this is already ambient / neoclassic work with beautiful lush quality-made arrangements, rich in sounds and atmospheres. And actually, much more than neoclassic, because the turns of their musical canvases are sometimes very unpredictable yet interesting! An epic album without exaggeration. Completely pro-done artwork in dvd-jewel-case.
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Fear Konstruktor -- "Preparation Of Humanity" -- CD-R -- €6
2009 Sickcore, SC 016, (ltd. 100)
Masterful Power Electronics from already quite known Russian project. Magnificent sophosticated package.

Fear Konstruktor / Barrikad -- "The Path To The Black Lodge" -- CD -- €10
2012 Peripheral Records, PR007, (ltd. 150)
Peripheral Records is proud to announce it's seventh release - Fear Konstruktor / Barrikad 'The Path to the Black Lodge', influenced by the Black and White Lodge from Twin Peaks. 'The Black Lodge is a fictional setting featured in the television series Twin Peaks. It is an extradimensional place which seems to include, primarily, the "Red Room" first seen by Agent Cooper in a dream early in the series. As events in the series unfold, it becomes apparent that the characters from the Red Room, the room itself and the Black Lodge, along with the White Lodge, are connected.' Four tracks of dark-ambient drone's and blasts of Soviet era analogue synth experimentations. At once a mysterious journey into the Lodge itself and a hallucinatory auditory trip into the darkside of the psyche! Highly recommended. [press-release]
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Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim -- "Live At Lab30" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 Attenuation Circuit, ACLAB 1008, (ltd. 50)
One of the great achievements of the lab.30 festival is the bridging of the gap between ‘high-culture’ media installation art and ‘underground’ experimental musics, the latter represented in this 2009 live recording by Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, truly a household name in the post-industrial drone/ambient scene... Amplified objects, some effects and rather cheap electronics – this is all it takes for Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim to take the audience into a deep space of resonances and acoustic illusions. An exercise in musical ‘arte povera,’ proving that a rather reduced set-up can yield great, richly emotional sonic art. Drony textures and intricately interwoven metallic meshes of sounds combine in this varied sound trip. [press-release]
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Female Domination / Whiskey Alpha 2XLima -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Down Elcovka Records, CD-R DER 025, (ltd. 9)
Harsh Noise Wall. A split from the projects coming from Belarus and Transbaikalia. Twenty-minute wall of noise from Evgeniy Kuharik, whose other projects Disgorged Faeces and Pulsating Veins have already had releases on our label. And almost one hour long unhurried noise suite from now defunct project from Mogocha. This is the last from the unpublished project's works. Pro-CDR packen in half-DVD box. [label info]

Ffordd, Seren -- "Fractured" -- CD -- €10
2015 Databloem, DB061-2015
Ambient / Field Recording / Minimal. The first act of any musician is to break the silence, rending the quiet by pouring sound into the waiting space as gently as an unfolding rose or as savagely as a lightning strike. Seren Ffordd, who has been recording since 2004, was intrigued by this sense of breaking, of the Fracture where the edge of the sound wave cuts the silence. This album came out of a wish to hear sound Severed and Shattered. What would a sound sound like if it’s frequencies were Peeled apart, it’s edges Blurred, Curdled, Hacked - merging into and out of each other? In ‘Fractured’, many of the original sounds are unrecognisable. On the album every sound is acoustic in origin, creating unusual textures, dissonances, shades – allowing the evolving themes of each track to develop in a fascinating, storytelling way. [label info]
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Fin De Siecle -- "Patagonie" -- CD -- €10
2006 OPN, OPN CD05, (ltd. 500)
"Patagonie" is subdivided into 15 tracks chapters and develops like a film soundtrack, suggesting to the listener's imagination scenes, places and images through its minimal, sometimes disturbing music. Classical instruments, like flute, violin, accordion and violin, combine with piano, noises, samples, distant ghostly voices and other effects, achieving results close to certain ambient music, experimental cinema scores and cold wave. (...) The general atmosphere evoked by Fin De Siecle's music is oppressing and gloomy, making the listener think of old, dusty and dim-lighted houses, or abandoned warehouses full of old knick-knacks and broken toys. Not exactly like the peaceful and exotic shores of Patagonia." [Filth Forge]
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Fire In The Head -- "As The Nest Burns" -- CD -- €10
!--ZHBs--> 2005 Autarkeia, acd 009, (ltd. 400)
Fire In The Head is probably one of the garish artists of noise/power electronics, representing the famous school of the USA. The project's author Michael Page previously participated at live performances of the legendary Giovanni Balistrer's project SLOGUN, also closely linked to the livery of NY sound terrorists. As The Nest Burns is short, but highly hysterical, brutal and dark album of noise/power electronics stylistics. Michael Page masterly plays with amplitude of different tracks intension. Slackened, leaden, psychedelic sounds overgrow into the avalanche of terribly aggressive and hysterical noise, gradually flooding back as unusual and uncomfortable sound stream. As The Nest Burns is a sort of element of otherworld civilization, starting its sudden extension, transformation and smashing attack. There are many fragments of distorted vocal in this album, making the tracks especially threatful. This is a completely new, reformed attack of USA power electronics tradition against the normal and moral world. Do you know what happens as the nest burns??? Then the children burn!!! [press-release]
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Fire In The Head -- "Carrion Wind" -- CD -- €10
2009 Turgid Animal, TA389
Since resuming recording this past Autumn, F/I/T/H's work has taken a new direction. "Carrion Wind" is an ambitious work which consolidates the sounds explored with F/I/T/H and Sky Burial into a single project, focusing them into a complex and meticulously composed 63 minute industrial opus, a dark and ominous dirge, both beautiful and brutal, incorporating aspects of metal percussion, dark ambient, drone, doom and industrial electronics. Noticeably absent are Page's vocals as F/I/T/H takes a more "restrained" approach favoring slow layering of synths, field recordings, guitar loops and electronics to build a tension which occasionally peaks at an explosive level comparable to the shorter tracks of F/I/T/H's previous releases. [press-release]

Fire In The Head -- "Icon" -- CD -- €10
2007 Autarkeia, acd 023
I/CON is an exploration of religion as a both a catalyst for mental illness born of the human condition and as a disease itself. These are the incessant and uncontrollable screams of a deified ego mired in its own fallacies, of the pious and the possessed, of hypocrisy and holocaust, of resurrection and insurrection, of suffocating paranoia and immaculate deception, a final descent into a mind consumed with lies left to putrefy since youth, a head first plummet into the burning depths of malignant neuroses where the borders between reality and aberration have been razed, a maelstrom of auditory hallucinations and recurring apocalyptic nightmares. The dark ambient interludes of previous F/I/T/H releases are absent from this release having been replaced by a highly hysterical hallucinatory component resulting from the use of human voices used as a key of the aspect of the source material. I/CON shunts pure psychosis through eleven tracks of densely layered power electronics / industrial / noise leaving no room to breathe. [press-release]
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First Human Ferro -- "Heterodox" -- CD -- €10
2016 Old Captain, OCCD17 / Gradual Hate Records, GH 126 VN, (ltd. 200)
Old Captain’s owner, Olegh Kolyada (Oda Relicta, In Meditarium), fights the sea and presents his Lost Generation victory in defeat. “Heterodox” is a dark ambient album born of the sound and the fury with heroes lonely and mad. A sparse, straightforward yet emotionally vigorous record with its own interior monologue, a discourse to be a silent interlocutor to. Restraining the interior the musician offers the nature symbolism via modular synthesizers and analogue junk approach to scatter one’s ego worldwide for good. Full of elemental primitiveness the heretic in his destructive folly challenges to claim a nihilistic vision of reality to engage the listener into an ever-present absurd. A 200-CD edition in a classical glossy Digipak. A co-prod of Old Captain and Gradual Hate Records. [label info]
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First Human Ferro -- "Homo Shargey" -- CD -- €10
2011 New Nihilism, NN VII / Requiem Records, RP 33/2011 / Triangle, TR 046, (ltd. 500)
Alexander Shargey (also known as 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 space conquering. They were great yet mocked-at dreamers and had to fight against all odds twice as hard. Shargey is a "recognized" space theoretic of unique unconventional genius. The name of a self-made engineer since decades has become well up to par with famous scientists like Tsiolkovskiy, Tsander, Korolyov... Ukrainian First Human Ferro project led by Olegh Kolyada pays a long overdue tribute to its compatriot composing a well-crafted vintage dark ambient album with both poignant and mesmerizing layers of sidereal voyage... Homo Shargey was pre-mastered by Italian ambient magician Vestigial. The packaging consists of a luxurious A5-sized digipak with silver finish and gloss varmish, conceptually designed by Marcin Lojek at Ibsen Design. [press-release]
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First Human Ferro -- "Stardust" -- CD -- €10
2011 Nitkie, patch nine, (ltd. 500)
Dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the manned flight into space a Russian label Nitkie presents a new recording by a Ukrainian project First Human Ferro. "Stardust" is an ambient anthem tribute to the scientists, engineers and space pilots who contributed to the remarkable date. Their earthly dust is drifting like particles of god in the infinite space now, endlessly multiplying through the mind's eye of the enthusiasts to come and carry the banner of scientific and technological revolution further. The album was recorded in 2004-2010 and featured by collaborations with Claustrum, Oda Relicta, and Louisa John-Krol. Designed by Marcin Lojek the release is limited to 500 copies in a digisleeve. [press-release]
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First Human Ferro feat. Kenji Siratori -- "Adamnation" -- CD -- €12
2007 Eibon Records, Fhf071
What happens when modern classical music meets power noise, female sopranos meet dark ambiences, harsh death industrial voices melt with traditional melodies? First Human Ferro are bringing experimental music to new territories... [label info]
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Five Elements Music -- "Herbal Cemetery" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Still*Sleep, SS19
Two long ambient tracks made of field recordings: rustling leaves, herbs, branches, blowing wind, etc. An immersion into sonic micro world filled with it's unordinary life.

Five Elements Music -- "Isolation & Echoscopy" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Still*Sleep, SS13
One more exploration of elements by FEM this time is based on prepared sounds produced by human body. All kinds of crunches, gurglings and wheezes are plaited in sophisticated sound tracery with FEM's trademark sound. An interesting phisiological experiment - listen to what your body can make in the hands of the artist.

Five Elements Music -- "Kapotte Muziek By" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Moving Furniture Records, MFR001, (ltd. 100)
The Dutch duo of Frans de Waard and Roel Meelkop traveled all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia in May 2008, where they did some live performances as Kapotte Muziek. From these performances one has been reworked by the Russian sound/drone artist [S] who also works under the name Five Elements Music. The result is an amazing piece combining field recordings with metal scrapping and oozing drones. [label info]

Five Elements Music -- "Magic Of Deconstructor Band" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Still*Sleep, SS08
Rustling and slightly ringing ambient sometimes turning into drone, collected from processed field recordings. Very calm atmosphere like with always that [S] creates.
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Five Elements Music -- "Mystic Echo" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Still*Sleep, SS11
Isolationist and somewhat vague ambient collage based on field recordings with ghostly and distant sound. Everything is imbued with sounds of wind, quiet but fairly tense. Heavily transformed resonating soundflows of winds in their enviroments... These are mystic echoes, pseudo-subterranean vibrations, faint sounds of surroundings, chime of bell and glass... Entangled in the light haze of air streams. [label info]

Five Elements Music -- "New Communications: One" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Still*Sleep, SS09
Russian project FEM works approximately in the same conceptual course as Japanese Aube, but oriented towards "natural" approach. While Aube uses only one sound source for an album, may it be tone generator's waves or sounds of water, FEM chooses only 5 elements: air, water, earth and stone. And while Aube often goes mad with building mathematically precise multy-level constructions with hi-fi sound, FEM on the contrary inherited droning structure of tracks from other projects of [S] (Sister Loolomie, Exit In Grey) with muffled lingering sounds. This album starts with literally stone ambient but by 10th minute the identification of sound practically disappears and only sometimes kind of familiar timbres emerge: cicadas, radionoises, etc.

Five Elements Music & [D] -- "New Communications: Two" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Still*Sleep, SS12
From the author: "My first collaboration work with Diona. The work of this artist is quite diverse... in this case it's presented in two acts. In the first act this is more post-industrial material... short distorted loops, pulsations, modulations and knocks. Pretty abrasive and rusty. In the second act she synthesises pleasand and lingering ambient. Droning and near static. Tones are layering one over another, hanging in the air and returning back to the un-revealed. Developing her creativity in these directions, she undoubtedly reaches very successful results. And I sincerely hope we'll hear again from her. Some nice and recognizable material was sumbitted by FEM as well."

Five Elements Music -- "Nexus" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Still*Sleep, SS15
Electroacoustic ambient made from field recordings. The album consists of two long tracks. The first one, unlike many F.E.M. recordings, has dense and saturated sounding. The second one is more smooth and calm in atmosphere, but not less in density of sound - several sonic layers collide and create multifarious wave pattern drawing inside like a swirl in which you can notice every tiny detail while drowning...

Five Elements Music -- "Oborot" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Still*Sleep, SS21
A project by Sergey Suhovik (Exit In Grey, Sister Loolomie, etc.), this time detouring from processed field recordings towards the arsenal of concrete objects. The instruments were record player, radio, metal, wood and stones. All came out into 4 long pieces with hypnotic textures painted by seemingly familiar sounds, but often twisted in spiral coils, sometimes going into the realm of ultra low frequencies, sometimes stretching to dark resonating spaces.

Five Elements Music -- "Pictures from Sand : Boiling Line" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Still*Sleep, SS18
Two mini-albums on one disk. "Picures from Sand" is based on the sounds of sand: low-frequency gentle drones, layered and rustling, gradually accumulate slowly lingering resonances, then again turning into dry field recordings. The theme of "Boiling Line" is the sound of boiling water, but it's not that obvious at once: the noise of electric kettle transforms into wind moans, hi-pitched signals turn out to be seagull voices, and the sound of gurgling liquid is set off by monotonous low drones.

Five Elements Music -- "Six Acts Of Saprofields" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Still*Sleep, SS07
Still natural field recordings ambient. Perhaps this is the sort of music stones and insects are enjoying!
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Five Elements Music -- "Solumpremoterra" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Still*Sleep, SS05
The second album of FEM is entirely dedicated to the earth element - completely low-frequency drone, to some extent close to the collaboration album of Troum & Yen Pox.
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Five Elements Music -- "Stok (Drainage)" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Still*Sleep, SS17
The album with Russian title "Stock" ("drainage") contains two tracks with soundscapes, based on the sounds of water. Unhurried laminating clear and processed field recordings create comfortable atmosphere, filled with drawling drones and resonances, and great number of small details (hissing sand, rivulets, stones and other artificially amplified natural sounds) carry away listener's attention, leaving him in a numb contemplation of the tangled sound flow.

Five Elements Music -- "Suite In Terra" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Still*Sleep, SS04
Five Elements Music is a conceprual project of Sergey [S] (Exit In Grey, Sister Loolomie), based on using natural sounds. Drone ambient with lots of field recordings: earth, water, sand, fire, salt...
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Five Elements Music -- "Summer Session" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Still*Sleep, SS20
Summer & winter recording sessions from the master of field recordings from Moscow region. Two lengthy sound canvases united by strident and rustling wafts of summer sounds and under-icy cold currents of winter aethers. A recording of fairytale beauty. [Abgurd]

Five Elements Music -- "Sylphstream" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Still*Sleep, SS16
First half an hour long track sounds a lot like another project of [S] - Ion And Sophus - very quiet atmospheric tunes accompanied by lo-fi field recordings. Second track starts to condense the sound and brings the feeling of being in a primeval night forest not in the best time... the campfire is playing tricks, the swamps are droning, the wood spirits are wandering around... The last third track continues this feeling drawing in the very inside of fire - here dominate the sounds of flames and charcoal crackles, little by little dissolving in their own echoes...

Five Elements Music / Andrea Marutti / Jim Haynes -- "Tri-Ton" -- CD -- €11
2011 Observatoire, obs 027, (ltd. 400)
Some words on the story behind this disc. One of the members was offered to create a deep tonal composition based on a written description of some other composition. Sergey & Maria from Five Elements Music recorded such a track in 2010. This track was highly appraised by two other artists invited to work on this disc, and it served as a reference point for this split-album - American sound artist Jim Haynes recently collaborating with Brendan Murray, and Andrea Marutti, known in Russia for his Amon project. The idea of three long drone compositions with distinctive textures and technological and tonal touches has been successful in it's result. Listening to "Tri-Ton" submerges into the relief atmosphere of almost geological irregularities with individual accents in various sonorities and author's intellectual investigations... [press-release]
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Five Elements Music & Denis Shapovalov -- "Steel Glares and Night Shadows" -- CD -- €5
2011 Observatoire, obs * 029 cd, (ltd. 350)
Record of this disc has been made during 2010,2011. The material of Moscow region project Five Elements Music is used as a basis. The record was made at night in different industrial areas of town. In this collaboration F.E.M. goes ahead with its field recordings line. Denis Shapovalov (Adriva) finds his sound recovery from natural materials - metal, glass, wood… One cannot find synth's in this disc, however, naturalistic sticky pseudo-analog sound provides "authentic old school". This effect is sustained by wave reverberations which run into massive drones. But it's not the very essence of buzzing often cut by new structure waves and cycles conjoined with field recordings. [press-release]

Five Thousand Spirits -- "Quantum Consciousness" -- CD -- €11
2006 Sempiterna Mutatio, SM 008
After seven years of silence they are heard again. Raffaele Serra and Alio Die's Quantum Consciousness is an mysterious electronic journey (5 tracks without interruption) that, though still ambient music, comes close to '70s-era electronic cosmic music. An unbroken journey of great intensity characterized with an electronic refined touch and a flood- like vitality, always at the threshold of mystery's whirlpool. Powerful electronic mantras that in these lands have already given some kind of earthly utterance. Great artwork in gold print on dark green. [press release]
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Five Thousand Spirits -- "Schwarzschild Radius" -- CD -- €11
2006 Sempiterna Mutatio, SM 009
Collaboration project of Alio Die (drones and loops, editing, prepared zither, field recordings) and Raffaele Serra (analog and digital synthesizers, tapes and electronics).
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Five Thousand Spirits -- "Synapse - Shaihulud" -- CD -- €10
2007 Faria Records, FAR-11, (ltd. 750)
Five Thousand Spirits - it is collaboration between Alio Die and Runes Order. What we will have if we will mix the best works of "Bad Sector" and "Klaus Schulze", to add in them deep ambient moods from "Alio Die" and hypnotic-trance analogue electronic from "Runes Order"? We shall have the delightful pearl which has collected in all best from different styles of intellectual electronics! The meeting of synthesist Raffaele Serra and Alio Die (supported this time by Zeit) create here an excellent quality of sound, in Synapse S. you will find the amazing moods and a lot of aesthetic pleasure. This is 5000 Spirits's treasure box, recommended to all music lovers. As always, each track is accompanied wonderful artwork of Sara Luciani, which develop the concept of album in art area. [press-release]
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Flash Beach -- "Recycled Thoughts" -- CD-R -- €15
2014 Attenuation Circuit, ACF 1001, (ltd. 50)
Surprisingly pop flavoured, combining electro and goth-rock ingredients and the occasional digital textural element, this is a crisp little album that paves the way to some of the more daring, dark material on Attenuation Circuit. The whole album contains instrumental material, sometimes miniature ambient sketches, sometimes song-structured. A nice little tribute to some of the more melodic stuff that can be done with synthesizers, in addition to what others of our artists do… [label info] Wooden plate instead of album cover!
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Flegethon -- "Cry Of The Ice Wolves II" -- CD -- €5
2014 Mercy Despise, MD 003 / Dark East Productions
Depressive Black Ambient work with doom influence. The project was created in 1999 in St. Petersburg, now based in Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Jewel case. [YAOP]

Flegethon -- "Cry Of The Ice Wolves III" -- CD -- €5
2014 Mercy Despise, MD 012 / Dark East Productions, DEP 037
Depressive Black Ambient work with doom influence. The project was created in 1999 in St. Petersburg, now based in Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Jewel case. [YAOP]

Fletcher, Todd -- "Star" -- CD -- €10
1996 Arya, Y02, (ltd. 1000)
Electronic drones unvaryingly generate a pleasant environment of passive sound, exploring minimalism tempered with Fletcher's innate creativity. Extremely tranquil percussion does little to disturb the sonic veil, even enhancing the serenity with its languid, muffled beats. The textures of delicate tonalities are almost ephemeral, expertly filling the void with an delectable resonance that neither rises not plummets, maintaining an unobstructed course through the air, not unlike sunlight bathing the spectacle of an ocean undisturbed by winds or waves. Electronic pulses are elongated to impossible duration, wavering in the embellishment of secondary sweeps that cross the audience's perceptions like washes of tinted light. While intended to convey celestial concepts, this music possesses an earthy quality that touches the listener's soul with soothing reassurance. [Matt Howarth, Sonic Curiosity]

Flexkiks -- "Freeland" -- CD -- €8
2006 Peace Technologies, PT 004
Flexkiks is Alex Matrosov (Alexandroid), Liam-Arthur Berent (Abstract Avenue) and Vladimir Muhlberg (PlusMinus) joint project, recorded in Munich, Germany. "Freeland" contains broken rhythms of techno-break, dark-hop, idm character. Musicians took some elements of industrial culture as a basis for their work and constructed their own vision of music. [label info]
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Flint Glass / Telepherique -- "Information Gigabyte" -- CD -- €5
2007 .Angle.Rec., .A.R.05.05., (ltd. 404)
Musically speaking, many artists from the industrial and post-industrial scenes have addressed the topic of future information shock, be it explicitly or implicitly; for example SPK, as early as 1979-1980…In 2006, it is still a hot topic, more than ever in fact. With a will to sonically explore the intricate and infinite mazes of information spun in the last few dozens years, and illustrate the tremendous changes which have been occurring during that period and which affect us all, TELEPHERIQUE's Klaus Jochim and FLINT GLASS' Gwenn Tremorin have joined forces for this collaborative album, which is indeed a concept album about information overload, the speed at which technological changes occur and the negative effects of this information overload on our psychological state. Both artists have sampled and gathered a great deal of sounds taken from computers or conferences on the topic, in a totally digital way from the FLINT GLASS perspective, and in an analogic/old-school fashion from the TELEPHERIQUE perspective. The idea was to confront the technological evolution with itself in the composition process, in a chronological way, by imagining the evolution from 1980 or so, up until now. You can then expect a pleasing and surprising 'shock' between FLINT GLASS' trademark distorted idm-ish beats, intertwined with sinister and expansive atmospheres, and TELEPHERIQUE's dirty soundscapes and machinesque old-school and sometimes or often lo-fi drifts for which they have been renowned since 1989. Let aural information flood you! [label info]

Flores, Rafael -- "Nubes, Cometas, Rumores Y Orugas" -- CD -- €9
2005 Monochrome Vision, (mv05), (ltd. 500)
First official CD album of Rafael Flores who hails from the depth of spanish noise underground scene, known for his early works released under Comando Bruno moniker. This compilation presents the latest decade of his sound experimentation, and shows quite diverse sides of his creative efforts, which ranges from collaged field recordings to noise ambient loops, from rhythmic structures to hypnotic electronic passages. [press-release]
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Flutwacht -- "Secondface" -- CD + CD-R -- €15
2008 The Tourette Tapes, TT#9, (ltd. 77)
Reissue of one of the limited CDRs in vast Flutwacht's discography, originally published in an edition of 50 copies. This is actually an album of cover-versions of the title track, performed by such projects as Xedh, Contagious Orgasm, Objekt/Urian, Vincenzo Bossi, Antracot, TZII, Bonemachine, Synomorph, Terg and Hyeno. The album is closed by the original track by Flutwacht, which sounds quite unusual for this project - rhythmic, almost danceable industrial hit. All other versions can be divided in two groups: first (strangely small) shows the adherence to shock tactics and heavy rhythms, while second prefers dark ambient with deep atmospheric bass sounds as if created from machine samples or even field recordings. Limited edition of 77 copies. [Monochrome Vision]

Folkstorm -- "Information Blitzkrieg" -- CD -- €10
1999/2000 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 028, 2nd. ed.
Folkstorm is the solo project of Mr. Kremator Nordvargr, mind of MZ.412! The sounds on this album are quiet different and not related to MZ.412, although this is heaviest power-electronics and old school industrial... ranging from real beating tracks to more noisy ones with lots of sampled voices! a masterpiece of new industrial muzak, no politics, no religion, no standard. The first 470 copies was sold during the pre-seals, second print available... [press-release]

Ford Proco -- "Vertigo De Lodo Y Miel" -- CD -- €13
2000/2015 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-59, (ltd. 400)
The reissue for a pair of collaborations between Coil and Mexican duo Ford Proco, an act considered highly influential in Mexico’s industrial electronic music Scene, and whose debut album was on OPCION SONICA, the same label that originally launched HOCICO. The collaboration came about after Coil and Throbbing Gristle’s Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson met the act’s Robert Proco and Wito Lavolt while watching The Orb perform in Los Angeles in the late 90s. They exchanged contact details, and a few months later, Christopherson called up the pair to ask if they wanted to be in a music video he was directing – Ice-T and Body Count’s ‘Born Dead’. Following that unlikely team-up, the Mexican duo worked on a pair of tracks with Christopherson and Coil vocalist John Balance, which ended up on Ford Proco’s Vertigo De Lodo Y Miel album, released in 2000. Infinite fog reissues “Vertigo De Lodo Y Miel” in a Digipak with new artwork, a collaboration that sounds lot like you’d expect a collaboration formed at an Orb gig to sound… [label info]
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Formication -- "Icons For A New Religion" -- CD -- €10
2007 Lumberton Trading Company, LUMB007, (ltd. 500)
Following several CDr and download releases, the second album 'proper' by the UK duo of Kingsley Ravenscroft and Alex Bowman. Together, they operate in a netherworld where molten electronics and fractured voices envelope and blend with each other. Atmospheric and brooding, Icons for a New Religion makes for a highlight in their canon. [label info]

Fortezza Longobarda / Saturn Form Essence / Nebula VII -- "Explosion Of The Star" -- CD-R -- €8
2011 Le Crepuscule Du Soir, lcds040, (ltd. 50)

Fractal Heads -- "Light On The Stepped Plates" -- CD -- €11
2006 Laton, Laton 043
This duo from Novokuznetsk composed from Sergei Malkin (Radius) and Dmitry Kravchuk first appeared in the program of "Cultural hero of XXth century" festival in 1999, and debuted on the Exotica label compilation, remains quite unknown outside Kemerovo region for a long time. In 2003, their album "Dreampainting" was released on very limited edition CDR by St.-Peterburg based label Fight Muzik. Finally, this full-length CD is released officially, but the material itself was recorded back in 1999. Actually, this type of music is a bit dated, but in terms of cultural isolation it's really exciting. They combined in very smart way some minimal electronic sequences, mysterious radiovoices and polyrhythmic patterns, all created by soviet analogue synthesizers. The aesthetic feeling is very close to Kraftwerk circa early 80s, that means emotional insensibility and rarefied atmosphere. The static approach in arrangements and simple melodies slowly transformed to amorphous sounds disappearing in the past makes me think about technocratic aspects of ambient music. [Dmitry Vasilyev, Independent Electronic Music]

Fragment. -- "Home" -- CD -- €10
2011 OPN, OPNCD0016, (ltd. 500)
Drone Metal. Fragment is Thierry Arnal, a Frenchman with a penchant for slow, long, simple arrangements inspired by Low and Jesu. Home is a lush couple of songs that take in elements of drone and shoegaze with a keen but subtle emphasis on melody, or rather a sense of melodics. Like Jesu's Silver EP, Home juxtaposes slowly building layers of extremely down-tuned guitars with atmospheric electronic instruments and loops to create huge, swirling soundscapes that need to heard loud... [Tom McKibbin, The Sleeping Shaman]
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Fragment. -- "Temporary Enlightenment" -- CD -- €10
2013 OPN, OPNCD0020, (ltd. 500)
Fragment is the brainchild of Thierry Arnal, a musician/composer based in Lyon, France, one-man-project born in 2006 who has just digitally released his brand new album Temporary Enlightenment, a quite remarkable record which I'm sure will please all fans of Jesu, Nadja and Godflesh. [label info]
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Francis, Richard & Russell, Bruce -- "Garage Music" -- CD -- €13
2012 Alone At Last, AAL[2], (ltd. 500)
Bruce Russell has an MA in Political Studies, and works as an information designer. He has previously worked in the field of archives management, during which time he ran the National Radio sound archive. As a sound artist Russell is known mainly for his involvement in New Zealand's longest-running improvisational 'post-rock' group, the Dead C., although he also works in the field of radiophonic composition, and records as a solo artist and with the trio A Handful of Dust. He performs with electric guitar, electronic devices and analogue tapes. Bruce also runs the internationally respected record label Corpus Hermeticum. Richard Francis (b. 1977) is representing the younger generation of NZ musicians, working mainly with electronics and noise matters. This album is a collection of their collaborations in different modes. Three parts of "Garage" are their showcase of mail music exchange, the "Undead" piece is the justaposition of two solo sets from 2009, and "Live" is recorded during the concert at The Physics Room, Christchurch. Francis plays modular synthesizer and computer, and Russell uses guitar, tapes and clavioline (the old synthesizer like instrument invented in 1947). Limited edition of 500 copies in special packaging - custom made of textured paper, assembled by hand. Comes with two photos of modern buildings. [label info]

Franck, Yannick -- "Hierophany" -- CD -- €9
2012 Monochrome Vision, mv44, (ltd. 500)
Musician, performer and founder of Idiosyncratics label, Yannick Franck has developed an increasingly personal style that combines sharp acoustic research and abrasive walls of sound. Often described as trance-inducing, his music is based on the treatment of sources such as instruments and non-musical objects, voice, radio signals and field recordings. It ranges from fundamental acoustic explorations ("The Staircase Continuum") to more stylistic-expressionistic searches ("Memorabilia"); two fields of investigation that tend to collide in his latest works such as Hierophany... In such conservative genre like ambient there is not easy to find something to discover, but the music of Yannick Franck can change this widespread prejudice. Infuenced by recent trip to Russia and the orthodox culture, he composed the continuous suite of three movements, showing his personal vision of the ancient rite. [label info]
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Franklin, Martin & Northam, Michael -- "An Opening Of The Earth: Recovered" -- CD -- €10
2008 Faria Records, FAR-23, (ltd. 500)
"….excavating the sonic crust with heavy synthesised drones, trebly buzzes and popping bursts of sound……eerie as hell." Darren Bergstein, I/E (from review of original release)... "An Opening Of The Earth: Recovered" revisits a spontaneous collaboration between the two musicians, captured in the early 90's. Recorded in an obsolete format, no longer playable with today's technology. The old playback device, recovered from dusty storage for one last use, and the recording of this event brought back into the present - recovered once again.At once a sonic artifact of the recent past and a touchstone for contemporary developments in lo-fi electronic sound... Franklin and Northam's original meeting saw them both on the cusp of developments in their own careers. Franklin's seminal Ambient trio, TUU shortly after embarked on an enduring series of CD releases and performances across Europe. Michael Northam's nomadic life as a travelling sound artist continued from this point onward, leaving a trail of recorded evidence from projects in 25 countries... Mythic imagery of man descending into the mysteries of the Inner Earth is conjured in this intense recorded performance.Using lo-fi sampling, eerie drones, percussive metal instruments and effects, the players trace an intuitive path through a midnight electronic improvisation. Snippets of sound from other projects of that time slip in and out of the mix, roughly recorded Theatre rehearsals, and audio of UK street life appear from dictaphone tapes. Like an unearthed archeological find, the recordings of this ritualistic performance tie the pieces to their location, as well as the events of their time... After unearthing the original tapes, Martin Franklin has created all new mixes for this Faria Records release, including previous unheard sections, re-interpreted and enhanced for the 21st Century listener. [press-release]
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Freiband -- "Mutatis Mobilis" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Attenuation Circuit, ACR 1028
Made in 2012 this release is a tribute to the creative experiments made possible in the 80s by the advent of the 4-track tape recorder, and whoever still owns one should get the limited cassette edition of this album. On a 4-track machine, listeners can create different mixes of these humming, pumping, whizzing ambiences that evoke steampunk-style industrial settings as well as the sounds of a harbour. On a normal tape deck, each side is a stereo track in its own right. The tracks from the CD can be loaded into a multi-track audio software, such as the freely downloadable Audacity, to digitally recreate the experience of the 4-track recorder for the 21st century. Freiband used both source material of their own creation as well as material from Aalfang mit Pferdekopf’s album “Mutatis Mutandis” (ACT 1001 / ACR 1014) which is in turn based on sound sources by Freiband’s Frans de Waard. This collaborative spirit rooted in the 80s tape scene and continued in today’s digital world by the many collaborations on Attenuation Circuit, among many other labels, shows how important the 4-track recorder was as the first medium that made “studio” work accessible to a wide range of artists with an experimental approach to sound. With “Mutatis Mobilis”, the liberation of creative energies on the part of the producer is extended to the listeners. A seemingly old-fashioned medium is used for a musical work that offers active participation on the part of listeners, more so than most formats of the so-called interactive digital world. [press-release]
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Freiband -- "Replicas" -- CD -- €9
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv19), (ltd. 500)
Highly conceptual project that combines features of remix, recycling and plagiarism - the re-interpretation of classic album by Asmus Tietchens "Daseinsverfehlung". All what can be heard on this CD, as always in case of Frans de Waard framework, is made from music that already existed: every sound, word in titles and even the cover picture - all is just processing and manipulation techniques. Frans de Waard was born in 1965 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His experiments with sound started back in 1980 when he just was using tape recorder, guitar and household objects. The first ever piece recorded was published in "Katacombs vol.III" compilation tape, released by Karsten Rodemann on his Graf Haufen Tapes label in Germany, 1984. So it becames the moment when Kapotte Muziek was formed, and then also Korm Plastics label, bothe of them are still existing until today. Initially, Frans teamed up with Christian Nijs, but in 1987 the latter one left, soon replaced by Peter Duimelinks, who was very active in that time with V2-Organisation (the big independent label, production center and publishing company, later just obscured by Staalplaat) and multimedia performance group THU20. Another musician from this group, Roel Meelkop, also got involved with Kapotte Muziek later, in 1996. Actually, THU20 had many participants and was more influenced by realtime composition, while Kapotte Muziek is very conceptual project dedicated to timeless and continuous exploration of recycled sound, whether acoustic or electronic ones. What you hear is like slow shimmering, irregular pulsations or some crackles pushing the limits of audibility and then pushed away by silence. So it seems that almost each piece ever recorded can be also used for further processing. Besides Kapotte Muziek, Frans currently also plays in Beequeen duo with Freek Kinkelaar, runs Plinkity Plonk and other small labels, writes tons of reviews for the Vital Weekly newsletter. When he just get some free time, becomes active with various side-projects like Goem (minimal techno), Quest (ambient), Shifts (post-rock), Captain Black (remixes) etc. Freiband is also one of his solo projects. [press-release]
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Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti -- "II" -- 2 CD -- €18
2014 Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 072-2
Free Improvisation.

Friedman, Stephan -- "Music for Theatre" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 T'an! Kaven!! Ash!!!, Ash!!!005, (ltd. 55)
A project commissioned from Stephan Friedman (Silence & Strength, Antiochus) by Notzar Theatre for the play "Stom!". "STOM!" (Shut up!) is an absurd play about absurd life. It tells the tale of a person in a modern society who has no say in the matter. He is being humiliated, thrown around, beaten, stepped upon from birth till death. Notzar is a small avant-garde Jaffa-based theater. The Theater dialogue group consists of Arab and Jewish young actors that say things which are hard to say and are even harder to hear. Over an hour moving score of ambient layers, scourging electronics and original poetry. [label info]
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Frog -- "s/t" -- CD -- €16
2010 Waystyx, WR49, (ltd. 146)
New side-project of Christian Renou known for his project Brume. Monotonous haunting and sometimes almost danceable beats are layered over looped electroacoustic sounds and dark ambient pierced by lengthy droning lines. Fascinating industrial rhythms, elaborate compositional structure and fantastic depth of sound from the true master of musique concrete... Non-standard hand painted cover from thick cardboard.
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Frozen Faces -- "Broken Sounds of a Dying Culture" -- CD -- €10
1997/2007 Wrotycz Records, WRT 005
"The year is 1996 I was surfing on cold waves through the very heart of Linkopia, night after night it was all the same. Sleeping in the Karmanik basement seduced by delerium echoing between white concretwalls. I could hear the equiptment slowly disintegrating as I put out the light, broken sounds of a dying culture. This might be the erosion of history eternally scraping on the crown of mankind... or was it just the decline of my personal belongings after years of abuse... and was there any diffrence between the two theories? I streched out my limb and pressed the record-button." - Lina Baby Doll. Originally released by Entartete Musikk in 1996 as a limited edition LP. Now available in CD format with totally remastered sound, new artwork and bonus tracks from the Religion of Hate 7" in original extended versions. A must for all the fans of Lina's works who somehow missed the vinyl version! A5 folding cover. [press-release]
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Frozen Ocean -– "Aokigahara" -- CD-R -- €10
2011 Le Crepuscule Du Soir, LCDS091
40 minuted of the blackest drone with subdued field recordings, dedicated to the Japanese "island of the dead" - Aokigahara. A5 format full-colour cover. [YAOP]

Frozen Ocean -- "Depths of Subconscious EP" -- CD-R -- €6
2008 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT29, (ltd. 56)
Arctic cold electronic Drone Dark Ambient. Northern icy sound of Kammarheit- and Northaunt-school. 24-min. mini-album in simple b/w package with photos made by Grin (Indra). [label info]

Frozen Ocean -- "The Dyson Swarm" -- CD -- €13
2013 Kristallblut Records, KBR013, (ltd. 500)
Space Dark Ambient Metal. 6-iaiaeuiue eaee?iaaiiue aea?eiae.

Frozen Ocean -- "A Faded Missive Therefrom" -- CD-R -- €6
2016 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT107, (ltd. 48)
A compilation of previously unreleased material from this Moscow-based polystylistic project. Beautiful autumnal forest Dark Ambient with sounds of rain, voices of birds and gloomy elegic melodies. Last track - is deathly Drone shimmering with solar spots on crumbling walls. Wonderful material, very European in its mood and performance quality. Four-panel full-colour cover designed by A-Drone and Cold Graves. [label info]

Frozen Ocean -- "Likegyldig Raseri" -- CD -- €8
2011 Deleting Soul Records, DSR007 / Suffering Jesus Productions, SJP024

Frozen Ocean -- "Oneiric In Geocentricism" -- CD -- €4
2011 Nihil Art Records, NAR 017, (ltd. 500)
Drone space/dark ambient.

Frozen Ocean -- "A Perfect Solitude" -- CD -- €12
2012 Wolfsgrimm Records, W.R.011, (ltd. 300)
Atmospheric metal / ambient. Digipack.

Frozen Ocean -- "Steamworks: Hibernation" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT38, (ltd. 62)
The age of steam technology left almost the same mark in mankind culture history as stone or bronze ages. Locomotives, steamboats, manufactures based on steam power - all this formed the basis for civilization in XIX and early XX centuries. Now this age is gone but it still inspires technical artists working in different genres. The Moscow based project Frozen Ocean also paid it's homage in the form of beautiful old school industrial dark ambient album dedicated to steam technology. Now even the official mass media seriously consider the possible demise of modern industry based on electrical energy (2012 cataclysm) and who knows, maybe today's state of steam machines is just a hibernation before future awakening?... Sleeve + insert. [press-release]

Frozen Ocean -- "Trollvinter" -- CD -- €10
2013 self-released, (ltd. 500)
A conceptual album based on Tove Jansson's book "Moominland Midwinter". A skillfully composed mix of dark ambient, neoclassic and rhythmic electronics. Packed in a digipak with a booklet, all in a slipcase.
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Frozen Ocean -- "Vestigial Existence" -- CD -- €8
2011 Deleting Soul Records, DSR003, (ltd. 500)
Atmospheric / depressive black metal.

Frozen Ocean -- "Weighing Form" -- CD-R -- €8
2014 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT110, (ltd. 48)
New full-length by Frozen Ocean filled with virtuoso Drone Noise Ambient with deep volumetric sound, dedicated to the gravimetric method of quantitative analysis in chemistry. The edition is made as very limited according to author's request, so it's already a rarity. Black and white cover + insert. [label info]

Frozen Ocean / Petrychor -- "Autumn Bridges" -- CD -- €10
2013 Wolfsgrimm Records, W.R.013, (ltd. 300)
Blackened shoegaze / post-rock versus atmospheric folk / black metal.

Frozen Rabbit -- "26,000" -- CD -- €10
2005 Dehausset, DE001
Frozen Rabbit's debut CD represents sonic futurism at its most epic. 26,000 pits gradually unfolding analogue synth drones against monumental walls of reverb while flickering, ghostlike voices emerge from the ether. This is nocturnal psychedelia; simultaneously languid and intense... Frozen Rabbit is a new project from renowned Vancouver musician and engineer Phil Western, in collaboration with Tim Hill. Western is best known as a member of Skinny Puppy and offshoot project Download - and the new project with Mark Spybey (Dead Voices On Air, Zoviet*France, Reformed Faction) called Beehatch. Western was also a full-time member of Off'n'Gone, Floatpoint and Plateau, and has worked with an excessively long number of artists... Previous collaborations between Western and Hill have been rooted in dancefloor-ready techno. Here they drop the beats and focus on the darkly meditative, expansive potential of pure, resonant sound. This admirably adventurous new approach takes the style of the ambient disk from Western's solo CD World's End to a whole other level of ornate abstraction. [press-release]

Fumio, Gomikawa -- "Return Of Gomikawa Fumio" -- CD -- €19
2002 Alchemy Records, ARCD-141, (ltd. 500)
Japanese harsh noise band formed by the members of Incapacitants and Pain Jerk.

Function Fukushima -- "Tears of Shamans" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 OtO, OtO 007, (ltd. 100)
Improv music from Japan.
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Funerary Call -- "Nightside Emanations" -- CD -- €10
2012 Malignant Records, TUMORCD55
First created in 1994, Funerary Call has established itself as one of the premier purveyors of archaic black atmospheres. With Nightside Emanations, Funerary Call presents his most organic and purely ritual experiences... 8 tracks that spiral into darkness, led by the ceremonial fire rite of the opening track, then descending into even blacker, more ominous realms as the CD progresses. Extended pieces of opaque ambience are augmented by slow, foreboding, tribal percussion and sedated vocal incantations, full of ancient mysticism and creeping miasma. Material used in the recording process ranged from found objects such as rocks, scrap metal, antlers and bones, to an assortment of ritual implements; chimes, bells, gongs, rattles and kangling. The result is unequivocally one of the darkest releases you'll find under the Malignant banner and one of the more focused and complete recordings from Funerary Call. In 4 panel DVD digipak with stunning artwork by renowned Russian artist Denis Forkas. [press-release]
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Gabbasov, Sergey -- "India" -- CD -- €10
2010 Faria Records, FAR-028, (ltd. 500)
Here is the sonic picture of India, naturally modelling the melodic continuum to fit it's title - starting from the size of an ear auricle and getting to the knowledge of reality. This work could be filed under "relax" and "sounds of nature", but to melomaniac's pleasure, it also contains the deep sense inside, guided by duduk, percussion and electronics. They appeal to get imbued by the voice of peaceful eternity, successfully imitated by Sergey Gabbasov, who obviously used to dissolve himself in the noble ethers of Indian musical heritage. "India" is a nice example of a meticulous work, assembled by bits like a mosaic, presenting the fertility and diversity of this country, loved by chilled hyperboreans. [press-release]

Gae Bolg -- "Aucassin et Nicolette" -- CD -- €8
2005 CD-Maximum, CDM 0705-2339
Russian edition of the classical Gae Bolg album.

Galaxy The Incubator -- "Collages Cult" -- CD-R -- €5
2006 self-released, (ltd. 24)
Project from Petrozavodsk, Russia. Collages with various degree of intensity - from harsh to cut'n'noise, from minimal playing on frequency generator to pieces in vein of Out Of Focus. In other words, domestic recordings multiplied by TV & radio cut-ups + broken CD-player. Carelessness to everything all around. The disc is divided into several parts: track 1 - beginning, 2-6 - tension increases, 7-9 - a little rest, 10-15 - sharp phase, 16-17 - ending. Packed in sleeve made from the sheets of medical textbook from 1981, insert. [press-release]
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Galaxy The Incubator -- "UFO are Messengers of Satan" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT24, (ltd. 116)
Space Ambient / Noise inspired by a yellow book about "UFO mysteries" (where from the album title is taken, and each of 28 tracks is dedicated to one of the "extraterrestrial civilizations" described in a book). Vacuum drone pressure turns into abrasive tracks with blurred voices from without and then makes room for almost industrial futuristic pulsations and uneasy hiss of apparatus. Really new approach to the seemingly trite space subject. 116 copies in a double-cover. [press-release]

Ganzer -- "Nahtriheccunde Gahinneverahtunin Zehgessurklach Zunnus" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2006 TSPHN Researches, (ltd. 31)
Typical for Ganzer harsh-noise attack in brutal Japanese style.

Ganzer -- "Omega Point" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Ufa Muzak, UFA 48, (ltd. 77)
Apocalyptic black harsh shoegaze. Along the metal walls of a small room slide the long shadows like interwined snakes. But there is nothing here and never have been, in this hazardous organic environment existence is impossible. Temperature heats up and steam swirls in white clouds. Gnash comes from the cracks in the floor and ceiling, someone tries to penetrate from the outside and strikes with great force with large-tonnage constructions. Sometimes noise becomes unbearable and the room shakes from waves of sonic pressure. Weightless like vapour this album of Ganzer streams from long huge rusty pipes randomly thrown on the ground. This hot smoke clogs the throat and tears the lungs. There is movement inside the pipes, soon it should come out. Half an hour of heavy waiting, listening deeply the harsh splashes of noise. The device indicator shows the way. There is nothing and has never been, in this metal box, in this prison, only an embossed inscription on the wall: your name and two dates, of your birth and your death. 6 tracks, 33 minutes, 6-panel cardboard sleeve with a rope and sticker. [press-release]
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Gaping Chasm -- "Fragments Of War" -- CD -- €10
2006 Aliens Production, AP 12, (ltd. 550)
Gaping Chasm is Ergo - it is a one-man project which was started in 1995. It present an effort to create classical EBM, to combine vocal with aggressive and on the contrary very pleasant sounds. We can find in every new Ergo's stuff an effort not to be monotonous. Within some time Ergo started to create a lot of instrumental materials that iniciated to move his work to more peaceful and mysterious atmospheres, the result of this was a creation of side project Anima Mundi, which links the different cultures and their traditional sounds with Ergo's moods. [press-release]

Garcia, Miguel A. / Ilia Belorukov -- "Wolkokrot" -- CD-R -- €9
2015 Inexhaustible Editions, ie-001, (ltd. 100)
These six weird pieces of Wolkokrot are the first public results of Miguel. A Garcia and Ilia Belorukov's long-distance collaboration. Various electronics, sound samples, field recordings as blurred reflections of memories from the past, present and future... Miguel. A Garcia from the Basque Country is one of the most dynamic sound artists in the Spanish scene. His works focus mainly on electroacoustic improvisation and composition. He uses sounds taken from electronic devices residues, often interrelated with field recordings or acoustic instruments, in the search of an intimate, intense and immersive experience. Has collaborated with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Wade Matthews, Seijiro Murayama, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Lee Noyes, Richard Kamerman - among others... Ilia Belorukov is a saxophonist, improviser and composer from Saint Petersburg, Russia. He is heading to the directions of lowercase electroacoustic improvisation, free jazz and modern composition. He practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone and various electonic devices. He has played with Keith Rowe, Radu Malfatti, Norbert Möslang, Lucio Capece, Birgit Ulher, Annette Krebs etc. [press-release]
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Garcia, Miguel A. & Oier Iruretagoiena -- "Sohorna" -- CD-R -- €6
2013 Observatoire, obs * RD#1, (ltd. 100)
A split release by Miguel A. Garcia (sometimes known as Xedh) and Oier Iruretagoiena. The first has four tracks of about twenty-five minutes and the latter just one track of the same length. In recent years I began to like his music more and more, especially when it seems to be having some thought into it. Based on field recordings, I should imagine, but then heavily processed into four pieces here of highly dark, delicate drone matter. It almost sounds like static hiss, like the taped events of an electrical current, on the brink of dying down. Maybe it dies, occasionally, when it rises out from the sheer inaudibility, such as in 'Ipurtargik'. Essentially Iruretagoiena does the same thing, but then considerable louder than Garcia. If I have to guess, I'd say he stuck a contact microphone on nearly defective piece of machinery, like an motor of some kind. His piece has two main parts and in both he keeps processing the sound, in the second half with what seems to be some stomp boxes, like distortion. Both Garcia and Iruretagoiena work in a minimalist fashion, changing bits in the color of the sound to keep up a full level of interest. Each in their own fashion, which works out twice nice. Excellent release. [FdW, Vital Weekly]
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Garet, Richard -- "Silver" -- CD -- €10
2012 Observatoire, obs * 033, (ltd. 300)
Richard Garet's new work ‘Silver’ unfolds throughout four tracks over the hour period with an intriguing ripple of textures and electronic sounds carefully crafted, weighed, and measured. The explicit essence of Richard's records is confirmed by a skillfully interwoven palette of sounds such as field recordings, and material that emerges from studio processes, as well as, Garet's affinity for timber, pitch, and consequential tones. The foundation remains within the investigation of brittle material, malleability, and in drawing attention to focused listening, fluctuating connections, and sonic relationships. One may say that 'Silver' finds balance between spontaneous bursts from coil signals and accurate processing, between materiality and phenomena, arriving to a carefully composed and harmonious state... [label info]
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Gas Chamber -- "The Filth at the Bottom of the Barrel..." -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Mask Of The Slave, MS-023, (ltd. 60)
Great new Power Electronics, Noise band from UK. CD-R in normal slim-jewel case limited to 60 copies. [label info]

Gasparin, Gi -- "24 Soli" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Lunhare, zzz - 7, (ltd. 100)
Always busy with many groups (Piume E Sangue, Pangolinorchestra`, Gi-Napajo, etc.) and collaborative projects (just look for some other Lunhare releases), the workaholic Gasparin had the time to record this solitary work. Just a guitar, a keyboard, and a misterious "horizontal rantola" as instruments, but lots of ideas and influences. [label info]
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Gasparin, Gi & Andreini, Jacopo -- "Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Pezzi" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 Lunhare, zzz - 8, (ltd. 100)
That is, "Around the World in 80 Tracks". Gasparin and Andreini are active in the Italian impro/alternative circuit since the early 90's. Here they join forces and travel around every musical genre and style you can mention. This is the world music you'll never find in a world music shop. [label info]
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Gasparin, Gi & Pesavento, Felice -- "Caja Antelice" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Lunhare, zzz - 10, (ltd. 100)
A work based on sampling, tapes, and records with some guitar and keyboard additions. It may sound like dark ambient at first, but it suddenly turns into looped rhythms then suddenly it turns into more structured compositions then suddenly..... [label info]
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Gelsomina -- "Nostalghia" -- CD -- €10
2004/2006 Cipher Productions, (sic 28) / Musically Incorrect Records, MIRCD2, (ltd. 500)
The name Gelsomina was encountered before, on a bunch of CDR compilations from Finnish Musically Incorrect Records, who also released 'Rautavaara'. The first ten tracks on 'Nostalgia' were originally released by Smell The Stench in 2004 as a cassette. Gelsomina is the nom de plume for Pekka PT, who is credited for 'noise' and noise is what we get. Loud obnoxious feedback and distortion, the full works are here. Unlike others in this field, Gelsomina has 'depth', has 'variation' and has 'skil' - three factors not always present in the work of the lesser imaginative noise makers. Even when Gelsomina walks the paths of noise that is now paved like a highway and no longer a 'find your way in the bush', he still does a pretty fine job, pretty much along the lines of a good Merzbow. One of the better noise makers I encountered recently. [Vital Weekly]
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Gelsomina + no Xivic -- "Furnace" -- CD -- €10
2007 Some Place Else, SPECD07044
Furnace is an unlikely yet strangely natural union of no Xivic, renowned sculptor of dark electro-acoustic soundscapes, and Gelsomina, Finland's most prolific harsh noise artist. The title track, also the main piece on the album, is a live collaboration recorded in late 2006, a grand opus of psychedelic noise with a peculiar 'kraut' flavour! In addition to this, both artists created exclusive tracks on their own to complete the album. In total, Furnace is a 44-minute blast of fire, brimstone and hazardous electric currents, and thus a fine completion of Some Place Else's tenth year of activity. [press-release]
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Genetic Load -- "Tollenkisten" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 ML, ML 0408, (ltd. 93)
Genetic Load is a collaboration project by Bardoseneticcube and Reductio Ad Absurdum. The album was recorded in 1996 and originally self-released on a cassette in 1997, then re-released on a CD-R by Black Dead Rabbit Productions as a limited edition of 100 copies. Powerful industrial experimental noise recording.

Genetic Selection -- "World Of Tomorrow" -- CD -- €15
2007 Ant-Zen, act 195

Genetic Transmission -- "Last" -- CD -- €10
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR IYHHH 009-2, (ltd. 444)
'Last' is the latest Genetic Transmission album. Distributed only as a handful of CDRs a few years ago, it is only now that it appears as a regular CD release as part of the IYHHH series. The idea behind the recording of this material was to the creation of sonic miniatures, short forms created from the acoustic preparations or electro-acoustic sources resulting in numerous sound experiments which Tomasz Twardawa has been known of. As a result, the album is composed of fifteen tracks in total, mostly shorter tracks, which are more than one hour of music. 'Last' is the end of a chapter, as the title indicates. This is the last studio album in the discography of Genetic Transmission. This one is the end and the summary of Tomasz Twardawa's activities under this banner. And also the last, 9th part of the IYHHH series, presenting interesting discoveries or unusual sounds from Polish artists in an unconventional way. The album is released in an ecopack with a postcard and limited to 444 hand-numbered copies. [press-release]
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Genetic Transmission -- "Rondel Pelen Lajna" -- CD-R -- €7
2003 Soulworm Editions, Worm XXXVI / XV Parowek, XVP27, (ltd. 100)
Tomasz Twardawa is a living legend of the underground industrial scene in Poland. Since the mid eighties, he has taken part in pioneer projects as TKT, Godzilla and a few more, introducing noise and power industrial aesthetics into the numb, self-proclaimed 'avantgarde' crowd, stimulating its development with his uncompromised, radical approach. His main brain-child, Genetic Transmission, with numerous great releases under belt, proves that his flame still burns. The album presented hereby is a bruitist construct of thoughtful, detailed electroacoustics with a remarkable musique-concrete edge and composition methods that are completely unpredictable, yet consistent. Sound is the matter. [press-release]

Geychenko, Sergey -- "Text" -- CD -- €7
2011 Frozen Light, FZL 001, (ltd. 200)
Second album of the Moscow based composer, poet, writer, etc. Sergey Geychenko. A conceptual musical tapestry based on Sergey's literature works (also featuring poems by Pushkin and Khlebnikov). Musically this is somewhere between industrial, noise-ambient, folk and classical music, based on a solid rock'n'roll platform. Sergey has recorded and performed almost all parties by himself (from piano and guitars to washing bowls, gates and solo on a rake comb)... Many surprises are waiting for the attentive listener! [label info]
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Giannico, Francesco & Giulio Aldinucci -- "Agoraphonia" -- CD -- €12
2016 Dronarivm, DR-39, (ltd. 250)
Field Recordings / Ambient. A town square is an open public space commonly found in the heart of a traditional town and used for community gatherings. Based on this basic perspective, it is easy to notice how the soundscape of this living center could represent not only sonically, but also from a cultural point of view, a priceless document. After an open call lasted 6 months to send most interesting audio material concerning the theme of the “square” the samples have been selected and reworked in order to create an ideal symphony of all living squares all over the world. After some months a minor open call was done also to obtain photos about the same theme in order to realize a coherent packaging. [label info]
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Gibson, Blake & Robert Davies -- "Quiraing" -- CD -- €10
2015 Databloem, DB055
Ambient / Drone. Taking inspiration from the epic landscapes found in Scotland, Quiraing was recorded over 2 years during 2012-2013, Blake and Robert’s unique ways of working contributed to a very unique sound on this release. Blending their disparate styles, and by taking inspiration from the Quiraing area of Scotland, the album features 8 varied tracks of Ambient Drone from this unlikely duo and comes highly recommended for Grassow and Oophoi fans. [label info]
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Gintas K / David Ellis / Simon Tyszko, Masayuki Imanishi, Dasein -- "Radical Demos #3: Electronics, Montage, Noise" -- 2 CD-R -- €7
2013 Observatoire, obs * RD#3, (ltd. 100)
Disc I contains 2 tracks made by collaboration of GINTAS K, DAVID ELLIS & SIMON TYSZKO and 5 tracks by MASAYUKI IMANISHI. Disc II contains 3 tracks by DASEIN... David Ellis describes himself as a 'Culturalist' or 'Rogue Enthusiast'. He is an occasional actor, writer, journalist, film curator, broadcaster & advocate of marginalised artists. The vocal elements of Gintas K's compostion or 'Unsong' were recorded ad-hoc at the Beaconsfield Arch Space, London by David Ellis & Simon Tyszko during Tyszko's exhibition 'Unfunfair' - an assemblage of Sonic sculptures including defunct machines, a rewired analog record-player & Neon. At the invite of Tyszko to "step-up to the mic" Ellis a regular collaborator, began singing in "the quasi crooning, sentimental style of his Fathers generation, though in the more slightly off-the-cuff, off-key manner of our Uncles after two or three beers". Tyszko then joined him in a duet. Plus "....at some point as I was singing I started to feel queasy, unsettled, whilst at the same time liberated from my taste for syncopation, dissonance & rupture etc. When we were fondling the mic, belting-out these bit's of half-remembered songs from a Post-War period there was nothing ironic in our delivery. None. It came from the heart. From our hearts & the technology. From the microphone, from somewhere else"... 5 tracks by MASAYUKI IMANISHI recorded using radio and paper plus field recording... The material by DASEIN was recorded under the influence of a trip to Vietnam. Presented tracks are an attempt to rethink the Vietnamese traditional music in line with sound art. In addition to the modern sound processing also used authentic musical instruments. [label info]
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Girnu Giesmes -- "Rupus Miltai" -- CD -- €10
2005 Autarkeia, acd 011, (ltd. 299)
Rupus miltai presently counted as the eighth album of Lithuanian post-industrial music pioneer Girnu Giesmes. The begetter of this Project Laurynas Jukonis used to mark all his albums by some most archaic and original elements of Lithuanian culture, such as the glee, rhymed recitations in ancient Lithuanian language, some ornament on the cover. They reflect the coherence between the author and archaic worldview, genetics of ancestors, moreover - they perfectly adopt the ancient code for enriching the collective future thinking. The newest album entitled with the ancient relic, genuine and dearly fine Lithuanian euphemism - Rupus Miltai - which is not translatable into other languages, perhaps even not explicable to foreigners, but naturally acceptable by everyone of Lithuanian descent as some higher element of communication, open to selected ethnos. The author of this Project chose this relic of sublime reality as the guiding point to surreal, psychedelic trip into different, more universal reality where the ocean of associations and infinite possibility of interpretation rise. The web of senses generated by the album Rupus Miltai throws the listener along the emotional draughts as if the whirlwind carrying the small butterfly. A stream of transparent ambient suddenly grows into the hysterical ritual dance of shamans, leading to the labyrinth of feelings hiding the fearful obscurity. As the battle falls, the light descends, and the vanishing mind erases every thought and sense. Rupus Miltai is a peculiar, psychedelic album talking of .... With various eclectic post-industrial accents twinkling in it, with unique style aesthetics unrolling and blazing in unconventional loops of dark and hypnotic ambient and frozen industrial pulse. [press-release]
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Glasberg -- "Utrennik" -- CD-R -- €6
2008 ElectroIndustria, 11EINDr, (ltd. 100)
In a certain sense Glasberg (St. Petersburg, Russia) reminds of clanking question mark, which can appear in the head after a sleepless night on a balcony of a tower-block in St. Petersburg outskirts. Important are not the specific formulae, but the gesture and message themselves. Technologically the meditation is performed by a method of intuitive warping, by distorting the sound in real time intil it turns into a rarefied vibrational flow flavoured with a desperate voice. [press-release] The debut album of Uncle Fika, a permanent member of Deutsch Nepal concerts in St. Petersburg ;) Old-school death-industrial, analogue weirdness and insane vocals.

Glaukom Synod -- "Ogre" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 self-released
Collage electro aggro-industrial from France. Wild and energetic, but often non-structural music, compiled from noises, rhythms and heavy guitar samples.

Glaukom Synod -- "Uczulony" -- CD-R -- €3
self-released
Schizoid electro-industrial from France with sampled metal parts.

Glaukom Synod / Stigma Diabolicum -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2007 self-released, (ltd. 100)
Mutual remixes of two French projects sound like a full-length album of the darkest Death Industrial, sometimes crawling down to the blackened ambient, sometimes - to wild PE. Sleeve. [YAOP]

Gnaw Their Tongues -- "Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus" -- CD -- €10
2011 Crucial Blast, CBR93
Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus. Roughly translated, with blood and whip, we worship the dark. This is the latest collection of atrocities from Gnaw Their Tongues, an eight song investigation into the rites and rituals that emerge from the copper-scented frenzy of the serial killer, the obsessive acts of death worship enacted by those that live on the edge of abyss, the limits of experience sought by black cults. The sound is, as always, immensely heavy, with fractured drums and tunderous tympani skins reverberating within a maelstrom of seething black doom, screeching classical strings, horns, piano, and some of the most vomitous vocals imagineable. However, Per Flagellum Sanguemque is marked by the most frenetic percussive attack that we have heard from Gnaw Their Tongues, with volleys of chaotic drumming, fractured blasts, and maniacally complex patterns that sometimes seem to border on free-jazz drumming... [label info]
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Gnawed -- "Feign And Cloak" -- CD -- €10
2014 Malignant Records, TumorCD79
Active since 2009, Minneapolis based Grant Richardson has solidified a reputation for creating a strain of death industrial and power electronics that’s particularly ferocious, visceral, and just insanely heavy. Alongside Nyodene D, The Vomit Arsonist, and Steel Hook Prostheses, Gnawed represents an act at the forefront of a genre, whose music is built on a European foundation, but is sculpted and heightened with American aggression and intensity. Despite numerous cassettes, splits, and compilation appearances, Feign and Cloak is just Gnawed’s second full length CD following 2012’s masterful Terminal Epoch (Phage Tapes), and sees Richardson continuing down a similar path, only having tightened the reigns, sharpened his focus, and honed his skills. Few artists are as adept or as capable at building tension and atmosphere as Gnawed, then releasing it in an onslaught of deep barreled percussion, pneumatic reverberations, scrap metal debris, and turbine fueled drones, the processed vocals resonating and slicing through the mix with force and rigor, the end result a perfect marriage of controlled chaos and structured composition. A modern masterpiece of true industrial music. In 6 panel digipak with matte finish. Artwork by Brian Vander Pol. [press-release]
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Gnawed -- "Terminal Epoch" -- CD -- €10
2012 Phage Tapes, PT:195, (ltd. 500)
Full length CD by the Minneapolis based power electronics project. Dude is out of control good. This disc contains a few different vocal styles, synth work, metal junks and a healthy dose of feedback. [label info]
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Gnomonclast -- "Gather Together" -- CD -- €13
2011 Old Europa Cafe, OECD145
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 a host of musicians from such bands as 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. [press-release]
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Goat Thron -- "Ultra Humiliate!" -- CD -- €9
2009/2012 A5 Production, AP013
Pagan Black Industrial / Dark Ambient duo from lower Silesia, Poland. Reissue of the band's second album "Skrajne Upodlenie!" (originally a limited CDR from 2009 on Heerwegen Tod Production). Mechanical, sadistic and threatening blasts by Funeral, with obsessed and psychopathic vocals by Chaos (aka Walking Death). Ill and diabolic sounds with controversial content. Ritual screams, orgies, sadistic practices and torture, mixed with extreme sounds, created specifically for this project. "Who loves evil in every aspect, who loves to give pain and suffering". Nearly an hour of destructive music. Ukrainian import. [Cold Spring]

Gods Of Electricity -- "Sundiving" -- CD -- €11
2006 Faith Strange, fs6, (ltd. 600)

Golem Gross / The Bastard Noise -- "Universe Of Dishonor" -- CD -- €10
2009 Housepig, HPIG-19
In 2002, GOLEM GROSS was an unknown "Skull Ally" in Brooklyn who displayed a strong sense of composition, gentle restraint & an arsenal of malfunctioning audio. "Universe of Dishonor" transports the listener to an intergalactic incubus wherein Abrupt Millipede Feeding and Stegosaurus Wars are apt titles. Abysmal canyons, absolutely blunt lyrical style & episodes of severly destructive battle make "Universe of Dishonor" a dynamic, possessed & grievous opus paying tribute to the colossal failures of man. Rather than 'just another CD' in the discography, "Universe of Dishonor" shines as a high point in a long career of dedication to premium audio display. [label info]
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Golyshev, Nikita -- "Solaris" -- CD -- €9
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv20), (ltd. 500)
The debut CD album of one of the most promising russian underground musician, presenting his own unique vision of ambient music. Combining the deep layers of machine-like hum and minimal melodic keys, Nikita creates highly emotional and dramatic journey to the netherworld. Two parts of this one hour long suite are the partly presented in the program of Add Noise II festival on May 15th, 2007. Beginning in 2003 as the part of duo aptly titled CD-R, Nikita Golyshev quickly became the one of the most promising electronic musicians on the Russian underground scene. His output progressed from rhythmic noise mayhem to diverse and heterogeneous experiments, ranging from machine improvisation through bleak drones to pure processed acoustic minimalism. He released some CD-Rs and published many works online, as well as on his own Musica Excentrica, Electrosound and Share My Wings imprints. He finally recorded the debut CD album under his real name. [press-release]
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Gorduw -- "Vtoraya Chastt Istorii Feitnathorotha. Zemla. Tayga. Hvoyniy Thron Taygi" -- 2 CD-R -- €14
1996/2015 Torga Amun, Amun-085, (ltd. 20)
Black Ambient / Folvork Dark Ambient. This reissue of one of the albums of the legends of the Siberian underground. Digitizing the material was made from the original master tapes. Siberian brother Beherit unfolds before the listener picture virgin forests of the Siberian taiga. Sound austere, but confident. Sometimes there are reminiscences with Mortiis. This album - the story of arrival Folvorks on Earth. Folvorks - a special form of creatures. Folvorks also live among the people, but differ from them. Here tells the story of another alternate reality. It would seem that the material was irretrievably lost, but this album is like a magic stone that chthonic realm pushes into the sunlight, came to us from the past. This reissue used elements of the original design. 2 x pro-CDR, only 20 copies. Glossy envelope with two foto-inserts. The physical release contains unnamed bonus track. [label info]
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Gorduw -- "XVII CIF. SS Army" -- CD-R -- €6
CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
78 min. Folvork Sympho Industrial / Dark Electronic With Elements Ambient, Noise, Beat… [Folvork] Reissue by CVLMINIS.

Gorduw -- "XVIII CIF. SS Medicine" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT91, (ltd. 69)
Apocalyptic Dark Electro from the famous Siberian project. Powerful industrial sound. Two-sided b/w cover and four inserts. [label info]

Gorduw -- "XIX CIF. 30/15" -- CD-R -- €6
2011/2013 Kadaath Records, Kadaath 58, (ltd. 30)
79 min. It starts with rough ragged noise based on a batch of overwound effects of looped samples, which grows like an avalanche raving and then comes down to the valleys of more spacious structures, after all degrading to monotonous noise jelly hanging like an impenetrable fog. Persistent schizophrenic collages of mind-corroding voices, a short break and then again millstones start their work, grinding the common sense. Reissue by Kadaath Records.

Gorduw -- "XXIV CIF. Underground Dark Chill Out" -- CD-R -- €5
CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)

Gorduw & Obozdur -- "XX CIF. SP for NIoF" -- 2 CD-R -- €8
2012 Torga Amun, Amun-034, (ltd. 50)
Folvork electronic, siberian / ural cyber-shamanism. [label info]

Gospel Of The Future -- "The Eclipse" -- CD -- €10
2010 Epidemie Records, EPR 070, (ltd. 500)
Long-awaited second album of Czech band. The gates of Hell are opening. Slow, loud, dense and very dark occult stoner/drone/doom. Six compositions including cover version of Master's Hammer song Geniove in slow-down sludge/drone version. Stylish dark cover is created by American designer Seldon Hunt (Southern Lord, Hydra Head). For fans of Sunn O))), Boris, Neurosis, High On Fire. Limited 500 pieces edition in beautiful six-panels digipack. [press-release]
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Government Alpha vs .nyctalops. -- "Into The Stupor" -- CD -- €8
2012 Sickcore, SC24, (ltd. 250)
Psychedelic Harsh Noise split from Tokyo, Japan and Andreevka, Russia. Glossy digipak with collages made by Yasutoshi Yoshida.
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Government Alpha / Hikari No Oka (The Hill Of Lights) -- "Schwingend / Obelisk" -- CD -- €10
2005 Licht-ung / Punk Kein Rock, (ltd. 300)
Split-CD featuring 6 pieces of high-pitched table-core harsh-noise by Government Alpha produced 2004-2005. German Licht-ung with one long minimal electronic piece plus 5 short blasts of harsh direct mic & effect noise. [Tochnit Aleph]

Government Alpha / Linekraft -- "Gloomy Rust" -- CD -- €10
2010 Xerxes, ESCD:0012, (ltd. 500)
Linekraft - solo project of Masahiko Okubo, Japanese musician and owner of Three Plugs label, member of Mothra project. This split-album consists of 4 tracks by Linekraft and 5 tracks by Government Alpha, recorded in late 2010. Two tracks are collaborative, first Linekraft processes Government Alpha source material, then vice versa. Both project share same style - ultra sharp, chaotic and harsh noise collage leaving no illusions and bringing the aesthetics of destruction to the maximum limit. Limited edition in fold-out hard paper cover, artwork by Yasutoshi Yoshida. [Monochrome Vision]

Grand Nord -- "Cinq" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Turgid Animal, TA105

Grassow, Mathias -- "Highlights 1" -- CD-R -- €11
2007 Practising Nature, PN07014

Grassow, Mathias -- "Tiefweite Stille 2" -- CD-R -- €11
2006 Practising Nature, PN007
Atmospheres and drones flavoured with tribal rhythms and Indian instruments. [label info]

Grassow, Mathias / Baghiri, Amir / Gleisberg, Rudiger -- "Arcanum" -- CD -- €10
2007 Faria Records, FAR-12, (ltd. 500)
This is rerelease of legendary masterpiece from 3 famous german composers. "Arcanum" - it is collaboration of three different musical styles which creates a unique arcanum of excellent music. Mathias Grassow fills compositions his special deep mood drone ambient. Amir Baghiri adds his hypnotic percussions and Rudiger Gleisberg plays wonderful cosmic electronics. It will enjoyable to all music lovers! Previously released by Amplexus label as ltd of 500 copies at 1998 and totally sold out few years ago. Now rereleased with two bonus tracks, and luxury pack with artworks of Markus Vogt with several cards inside. [press-release]
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Grassow, Mathias & Jim Cole -- "Deep - Breath - Silence" -- CD-R -- €11
2006 Practising Nature, PN07020

Grassow, Mathias / Fricke, Siegmar -- "Aurora" -- CD-R -- €11
2005 Practising Nature, PN010

Grassow, Mathias & guests -- "Dronament" -- CD-R -- €12
2006 Practising Nature, PN008
Atmospheres and drones flavoured with tribal rhythms, Indian instruments and ambient guitar. Reminiscent of textbook ethno- or eco-ambient by the likes of Vidna Obmana, Antonio Testa and Alio Die. Unlike their classic works, however, there is the occasional "disturbance" in the ambient atmosphere, when flatulent horns and chaotic percussion clatter and clash for just an instant, like a sudden thunderstorm. [label info] The guests are: Holger Brune, Klaus Wiese, Carsten Agthe, Markus Reuter, SiRenee.

Grassow, Mathias & guests -- "Fata Morgana" -- CD-R -- €11
2006 Practising Nature, PN012

Grassow, Mathias & guests -- "Opus Posthumum 2" -- CD-R -- €11
2005 Practising Nature, PN003

Grassow, Mathias & guests -- "Opus Posthumum" -- CD-R -- €12
2005 Practising Nature, PN002
A hypnotic mix of soundscapes and indian string instruments, flavoured with harmonic singing. [label info] The guests are: Klaus Wiese, Kai Schroder, Jim Cole.

Grassow, Mathias & Tomas Weiss -- "Electric Angels" -- CD -- €10
2010 Databloem, DB031-2010
Grassow & Weiss join up for another spacious adventure, showcasing an hour of high quality Ambient with an amazing array of subtle and intricate detail. Although the music evolves slowly and deliberately, it's probably one of their most varied albums up to date. Ranging from dynamic and engaging dronescapes to razor-sharp produced textures, flavored with a touch of early Space Music. Electric angels is a fusion of heart and mind. Leaving the industrial age of the 19th century and the information age of the 20th century behind, the 21st century opens the door to the age of consciousness. Electric angels is a musical representation of this passage from the old era into a new one. Limited CD in special two panel digi file. [press-release]
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Grassow, Mathias & Weiss, Thomas -- "Insights" -- CD-R -- €11
2007 Practising Nature, PN07023
Thomas Weiss and Mathias Grassow creating a new sound, which works well for the traditional and contemporay listener. Deep and reflective. [label info]

Grassow, Mathias & Weiss, Thomas -- "Outland" -- CD -- €10
2007 Faria Records, FAR-13, (ltd. 500)
A reflection from outer spaces in between the universe of our mind. A miniature of the endless space from far behind mankinds tangibility. To understand the real essence of the heart of the matter, often it is necessary to take a look from the distance. Just this distance shows structures and connections, which are otherwise impossible to see and grasp - because everyone himself is part of a certain situation. Therefore "Outland" stands for a journey into an "outer land", to become an advanced view for realization. Luxury pack with artworks of Markus Vogt. [press-release]
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Green Army Fraction -- "Norrlandsvisor" -- 3"CD-R -- €10
2005 Misanthrope Studio, MS015

Gregory -- "Restart Now" -- CD -- €10
2004 Monopolrecords, 001, (ltd. 500)
Instrumental - electronic - rhythmic - industrial in one of a kind performance, sequences supported with massive rhythmic force. This music is a fascinating example of perfect electronic style combined with modern rhythms, a lot of samples and experimental-sounding parts that brilliantly add flavour to its atmosphere and mood. [label info]
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Griffin, M. -- "Fabrications" -- CD -- €12
2008 Hypnos, hyp2806

Grim Talkers -- "Built Sand Invasion" -- CD -- €10
2014 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-42 / Live.pro
Chapter IIII in the Grimm story - a meeting of Tokyo's BLAHMUZIK (aka BrothersGRIM) and GUILTY CONNECTOR. A crazy album that was waged in mid-winter, assembled in Zukazuka, in a Grimm hut quietly nested in the mountainous region. Sweeping, violent harsh noise; a dangerous noise storm, which may awaken unexpected anxiety. 7 tracks, 59 minutes of broken Japanese-made free music / noise Wave sounds. [Cold Spring]

Grim Talkers -- "Grimly City" -- CD -- €10
2013 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-40 / Live.pro
Tokyo's sampler ninja BLAHMUZIK a.k.a. BrothersGRIM meets GxCx's grimly harshest noise! Brain rotten overbearing stuck-up scum maggots puke up in the awful black rain in a grimy city, dissolute town. Japanese real nightmare sounds from the sickest island. [label info]

Grkzgl -- "Esque" -- 3"CD -- €8
2006 .Angle.Rec., .A.R.03.01., (ltd. 500)
First release of the .Angle.Records. label in the 3'' mini-cd format! This format lends itself well to the implementation of a maximum of ideas within a minimum of space. Clocking it at under 20 minutes on the cd player, this release proposes a journey that is indeed short but full of variations. Here is an excellent introduction for this promising artist from Montreal. Grkzgl (pronouced 'grak-siggle'), once known under various other names, comes from many horizons at the same time. Influenced by the post-industrial universe as well as the minimal or noisy avant-garde, Grkzgl strings 6 pieces together, which represent so many micro-adventures, interrelated and presented in an uninterrupted fashion, the whole forming an entity driven by multiple jolts. His ingredients? Spacious ambiences, cracklings originating from everywhere and nowhere, short-circuits, underlying hummings, psychoactive noise …one already feels, upon the first moments, the presence of each of the many sound components which will compose this mini-album. Except that in the very beginning, each one goes its own way …and very soon, the unison happens, all particles and corpuscles meet with each other and, in concert, all those elements lay the foundations, terribly structured and chaotic at the same time, of a universe that is whacked-out but full of a constant lucidity and direction. The various preferred sound sources of the artist are, of course, triturated and recycled in a peculiar way, resulting in organic abstractions that are carefully thought out, evocative, evolutionary and saturated. [press-release]

Growing / Mark Evan Burden -- "s/t" -- CD -- €15
2005 Xeng, XENG 01 CD

Groyxo / Kraftvaerk 8000 -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2004 Perineum Productions, 005, (ltd. 111)
Experimental digital art noise from Japanese and Danish projects. The material is very loud but quite sophisticated and fascinating. Like always with Perineum label - very nice artwork made with love (handmade sleeve with an insert, all printed on art paper, handpainted disc). [YAOP]

Grundik + Slava -- "Frogs" -- CD -- €10
2005 Topheth Prophet, TP004
A really cool take on the experimental ambient genre, creating beautiful soundscapes using dark synth sweeps, found sounds, guitars and a bunch of other things. There are a few tracks where they go into completely different territory - especially the second track, which sounds like some aliens kidnapped a funk band - but mostly they stick to the really experimental ambient stuff. "Frogs" also features the talents of Chaos As Shelter, Igor Krutugolov and Victoria Hanna, the latter of which contributes vocals on half of the tracks, giving them a really weird feel, adding a somewhat playful side to the darker tracks [...] There are some more traditional middle eastern elements here and there, but mostly this disc keeps to its really nice experimental dark ambient textures with the previously mentioned Hanna's vocals popping in to add even more texture. There are always new sounds coming into the mix, it never gets boring. [industrial.org]

Grunt -- "Someone Is Watching" -- CD -- €10
1998/2011 Force Majeure, Force 001
Finally re-issue of this 1998 tape! Perhaps 8 years ago started re-issue project has slowly moved towards completion. Back in 2005 Hermetique remastered original tape material for CD. And now finally out and available! Late 90's style noisy PE from Grunt. Themed on surveillance, control society and big brother paranoia. [Freak Animal]
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Gruntsplatter -- "The Aberrant Laboratory" -- CD -- €10
2006 Dark Vinyl, DV 52
"The Aberrant Laboratory" finds Gruntsplatter exploring more ambient and disorienting planes in an effort to contextualize the ramifications of renegade science and deviant medicine. Framed against a somewhat literary backdrop, it is one of the more concrete conceptual works from the project and creates a different kind of listen than past releases. The familiar components of the sound that has sustained Gruntsplatter for the last 10 plus years are intact, and are perhaps at their most effective in allowing the listeners thoughts to wander with this outing. Brooding ambience, and cutting frequencies combine with odd melody and an enveloping, fluid mix that lead you through the dirty laboratories and hovels of taboo science where genius and atrocity meet on level ground. [label info]
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Gruntsplatter -- "Chronicling The Famine" -- CD -- €10
2003 Desolation House, DH-0200, (ltd. 1000)
The enigmatic Gruntsplatter is a malleable creature that hovers in the gray area between abrasive noise and dark ambient by combining the atmosphere of one with the density of the other. Evocative and subtle in its detail, its mood and depth of composition are incredibly refined. Gruntsplatter also draws, though somewhat esoterically, from literature, history, and the death rattles and rituals of an eroding gene pool. [press-release]

Gruntsplatter -- "The Death Fires" -- CD -- €10
2000 Crowd Control Activities, Crowded 19

Grzinich, John -- "Surface Scripts" -- CD -- €10
2010 Semperflorens, sf05, (ltd. 500)
Surface Scripts was composed from field recordings, site-specific actions, environmental installations and wire instrument sounds recorded from 2008-2010. The title refers to my interest in the time-worn processes of nature and the effects this has on various materials such as stone, metal or wood. Much of the sounds we hear around us are the acoustic effects of these processes taking place while the visual patterns are written as ancient scripts. A set of small lines carved into a stone by water may have taken thousands of years, yet the sounds we hear are momentary. [John Grzinich]
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Guignol Dangereux -- "Robbery Pop" -- CD-R -- €8
2006 Sick Arts, SAP 14, (ltd. 100)
Rhythmic electronic music somewhere between collage / techno / minimal / industrial with quite abstract feeling and sharp sound. 7" cover with photo art by Stefan Weimbs.

Guignol Dangereux / Iversen -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Stop/Eject, EJECT19, (ltd. 50)
Tender and grandiose split at the same time, fascinating with meditative measured chimes and floods of huge solar ocean of Drone Ambient. Textured paper sleeve, painted disc. [YAOP]

Guilty C. -- "Bottom Down" -- CD -- €10
2011 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-37, (ltd. 500)
Japanese noise inspired by: "Crowded towns and city networks... tinnitus in a ghost town... forgotten memories, vomiting and sinking into a stagnant river bed.. guitar feedback in the chilly rain... a putrid mess in the corner of a dirty town. Outbursts of chirping crickets in the night fog, harsh noise and drone... hellish rumbles from the earth and endless darkness.... black solitude harsh drone works". [label info]

Guilty C. -- "Bury #6" -- CD -- €10
2015 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-45
"Grim Ninja Noise! Sickest sounds / Harsh Storming from far east ruined islands of the skull, distorted noise wind dystopia". Two lengthy tracks (35 minutes and 11 minutes) of walls of harsh noise and amplified pulse sounds. Surging noise and multi-layered sounds colliding and declining, disappearing only to be regenerated and repeated. There also appears to be an emotional element amongst the hardcore noise, with the use of impressive drone and bass - slowing expanding and taking advantage of the long scale of the pieces. Recorded 2015. Comes in a specially printed foldout sleeve with spot-varnished print and insert. [Cold Spring]
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Guilty C. -- "Downpour Shammer" -- CD -- €10
2014 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-41, (ltd. 300)
Essential new album from Japan's GxCx (Filth The Sleep)! Harsh, powerful walls of noise, armoured with feedback and drones. "The relentless downpour in liar-deception, vanity, which has spread to the world... a high-quality, legitimate action and attitude that our people have started, such a rock demon, I will start cleaning the garbage! It's accusation rather than hate". A must listen for any noise fan! 6 tracks, 55 minutes. Comes in a fantastic A3 poster sleeve. [label info]
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Guilty C. / .nyctalops. -- "Audible Plague Menace" -- CD -- €8
2013 Sickcore, SC-26, (ltd. 300)
Harsh noise split between Japanese and Russian projects.
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Gulaggh -- "Vorkuta" -- CD -- €10
2009 New Era Productions, NEP10, (ltd. 300)
In 2007 when Stalaggh completed their trilogy ('Projekt Nihil', 'Projekt Terrror' and 'Projekt Misanthropia') Stalaggh changed their name to Gulaggh. A Stalag is Nazi POW concentration camp, a Gulag is a Soviet work camp. The extra G and H stand for Global Holocaust. With Gulaggh they will also create a trilogy. The titles of the trilogy are as follows: 'Vorkuta', 'Norilsk' and 'Kolyma'. These are the names of worst Soviet Gulag concentration camps that were located north of the Arctic Circle. The first Gulaggh cd was finished in july 2008 and this time they used only classical instruments like violins, trumpets etc. For vocals they used several mental patients and over 30 children from a youth mental asylum. [press-release]

Gunter, Bernhard -- "Impossible Grey" -- 3"CD -- €8
1997 Metamkine, MKCD 023
18 minutes of the electroacoustic noir, minutes of quite hiss on the edge of complete silence, exploding with bass thunder and industrial clangor, pierced by abstract rustles and drones. Release from the famous series "Cinema for Ears" from Metamkine. [YAOP]

GZ -- "Switching Surface" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Vapraksila Inc, c0015
Russian musician Egor Favorsky (GZ) has recorded his album "Switching Surface" using old analogue synthesizers and sound processing units, trying to keep his electroacoustic sound as close as possible to the remote 70-ies. During 40 minutes the experiment in sound happens, testing the acoustic systems of the listeners. [label info]

H.E.R.R. -- "XII Caesars" -- CD -- €10
2009 Cold Spring, CSR117CD
Neoclassical. H.E.R.R.'s 4th album was originally inspired by the book "De Vita Caesarum" by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus from 121 AD, during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It is one of the greatest sources of much of what we know about the first twelve Caesars after the fall of the Republic. The first tragi-comic Neoclassical operetta about The Twelve Caesars. Let the light of heart rule in this more "song-based" album. Comes with an elegant 16-page booklet. [label info]
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h.h.t.p. & portablepalace -- "Cavitation" -- CD -- €9
2005 Monochrome Vision, (mv04), (ltd. 500)
Cavitation is the phenomenon where small cavities of partial vacuum form in fluid, then rapidly collapse, producing a sharp sound. These cavities are caused by still object within moving fluid or by moving object in still fluid. If you focus ultrasonic waves into water, tiny bubbles will be produced, forming a fractal structure and radiating sound by themselves. This is a cavitation field being produced by a radially symmetric sound field - acoustic cavitation. The interaction between computer science technology and freeform musical creative process becomes a central point in this international collaboration of three artists from Belarus and USA. The abstract soundscapes are obscured by intricate structures, acoustic phenomena and electronic effects, it's going to infinity and never repeat itself. The finest harmony of soundfield is credited to the principles of intuitive simulation, realised through the system of computer-aided instruments. [label info]
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H.W.R. / Hatekod -- "Totenmarsch / Anti-NWO" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Ufa Muzak, UFA 43, (ltd. 131)
Martial industrial ambient / Postmortem power electronics. Conspiratorial underground. Red light illuminates the hands. Faces covered with masks. The noise of heavy leather shoes. Cloths with images of old symbols on the walls. New secret fire is modelling in front of their concentrated eyes. Echo is heard through narrowed consciousness - an old German song. Split of two clandestine projects from France, a pile of black & white photographs scattered on a table: archive and modernity. H.W.R. - wakeful ghosts of the past, in absolute silence, on the places of old battles, they come out and become visible. Old discoloured uniform with hardly seen badges, pale hair and faces, whisper. Hatekod - fragments of modernity where the idea spreads turning into growing red branch on a map. From a screen hissing with snow shows up the footage of streets drenched in blood and houses with forbidden symbols drawn. Dark, malevolent and hoax filled audio document, a deadly strain transmitted in encoded form... 10 tracks, 45 minutes, A5 cardboard cover, insert. [press-release]
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Hag-Hag-Hagal -- "s/t" -- CD -- €6
2008 Valgriind, VG 12
Experimental ambient from little known Russian project. Sometimes noisy, sometimes melodic, but in general sounding like a constant "conscious flow" without interference of rational thought, which resembles Bardoseneticcube. A very good sound quality & nice varied atmosphere. 2nd edition in digipak.

Hair Police -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2003/2005 Hospital Productions, HOS-085a
Basement noise dirge death skuzz hell. Compiles the long out of print Hospital cassette and "Mortuary Servants" EP while adding new exclusive mud-noise constructions from the "Drawn Dead" sessions. [label info]

Hair Police -- "The Empty Quarter" -- CD -- €10
2007 Harbinger Sound, HARBINGER 056
Mad strangeness from this trio of psychedelic noise-icians out of Lexington, Kentucky… with spiritual and creative cross-pollination from the likes of Wolf Eyes, Prurient, and Burning Star Core. Mike Connelly (guitar, vocals, tape manipulation, noise), Robert Beatty (electronics), and Trevor Tremaine (drums, vocals, tape manipulation) create an ominous, searing, screeching, seething, maniacal, grimy, guttural, tortured sonic assault fraught with swelling oscillator tones, soaring rumble-sweeps… ill-gotten ecstatic wails, restrained respirations… a devolving radioactive bombardment of rip-squeak-squelch-disintegration beams… scanning a contracted and overwhelmed soulscape. The world does not end with a whimper, but a bang. And, this is certainly a soundtrack for the aftermath. [Roland Blunt, KFJC]

Haisha / Mizuko -- "Happily Never After" -- CD -- €10
2001 Crucial Blast, BLAST 10
A meeting of two demented forces from the filthiest gutters of Los Angeles. HAISHA opens with a seriously grotesque noisecore/grind/trash hybrid, powered by jackhammer drum machines and miles of bad fucking attitude. Think early EARACHE grindcore, japanese trashpunk a la CONFUSE, and hardcore gabba smashed up in a crystal meth milkshake. Things only get worse when MIZUKO follow up with event-driven found sound, grisly power electronics, and queasy death industrial that is misanthropic to its very core. Black transmissions from a rotting planet, unleashed on an unsuspecting ghost world. Presented in a sleek glossy gatefold package. [press-release]
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Hakobune -- "Heath Grass" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Still*Sleep, CDR18
Takahiro Yorifuji creates mild static Drone Ambient worth comparing to Klaus Wiese and Mathias Grassow. [label info]

Halalnihil -- "Megbaszni Minden Rakos Embert A Foldon" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 The Level of Vulnerability, TLV-CDR001, (ltd. 100)
Sharp and brutal industrial from Eastern Europe. Main theme separated into 4 pieces, the sound changes from distant, atmospheric power electronics with technical vocals, to primitive harsh noise, and simple talking. Comes with lyrics sheet printed in Hungarian. [RLS]

Hall Of Mirrors -- "Altered Nights" -- 2 CD -- €13
2012 Malignant Records, TUMORCD54
3rd CD from the acclaimed dark ambient collaboration between Andrea Marutti (Amon, Never Known, among others) and Giuseppe Verticchio (Nimh). Spread out over two CDs and totaling over 100 minutes, there’s a lot to absorb here; organic, textural ambience that’s murky and abstract, uncurling like tendrils of smoke before coalescing into a simulacrum of shadowy figures, to turbulent, more immersive post industrial sounds that prowl the depths of subterranean caverns and forgotten, still radioactive ruins. At its core, this is dark ambient, but with its roughly edged, mildly corrosive machine edges and cascading factory whir, Hall of Mirrors moves into a much more active and cerebral sonic realm. Features contributions from Vestigial, New Risen Throne, and Pietro Riparbelli/ K11, among others. 2 discs in 6 panel eco-wallet, with 4 tracks on one disc, and one 45 minute track on the second. A must for fans of Troum, Terra Sancta, early Zoviet France, and of course all related Andrea Marutti projects. [press-release]
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Halo Manash -- "Caickuwi Cauwas Walkeus" -- CD -- €12
2009/2014 Aural Hypnox, [AHSM01], (ltd. 444)
Caickuwi Cauwas Walkeus, a work recorded in early September 2008 is finally re-released through Aural Hypnox's Stellar Mansion series. Stellar Mansion is our new re-release series, presenting past Helixes transmissions, sent back from distant stars, in newly designed packaging. CCW was previously available during Halo Manash tour in France (Jan. 2009), in an edition of only 29 copies. The album presents contemplative forest music in its purest form - a return of lost, primeval forest hymns. Buried deep in sound and soil, primal Mana has been unearthed and unleashed from the remote frosty hummocks and calm fells all over boreal forests. The circling polar flares in the night sky and a variety of forgotten calls guide the indefatigable explorer inwards, towards the saffron moon and self-devouring windlestraw pyres. CCW consists of five tracks utilizing only acoustic instrumentation, which for the most part have been recorded live in the Katajan Kaiku studio with no overdubs. Total running time: 43:56. Regular edition of 444 copies is enclosed inside hand finished cardboard covers including a 8-panel booklet. [press-release]

Halo Manash -- "Wesieni Wainajat" -- CD -- €12
2013 Aural Hypnox, [AHUE03], (ltd. 350)
Halo Manash has been working for the past three years in solid-shadows and un-lights to reach the posture of Mercurial Aqua-Aurorae. 'Wesieni Wainajat' presents a natural continuation for the group's past Forest Music phase and their previous 'Taiwaskivi' album, in which the cresent-drop was just about to descent in the bottom of the sublunar-cup. 'Wesieni Wainajat' consists of three, long and brooding, repetitive trance-drone tracks interweaving various analog drone sources with elemental field-recordings. Each track serves as a vehicle in passing the threshold of consciousness and triggering the subliminal realms of hallucination and shape-shifting. As a whole the album is an evocative lunar-hymn reaching out toward one's Mercurial Empire - and the One who is moist. CD edition is limited to 350 copies and includes three hand-finished photo prints, an textual insert and silk-screen printed cardboard covers. Total running time: 39:11. [press-release]
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Hammemit -- "Spires Over The Burial Womb" -- CD -- €10
2008 Total Holocaust Records, THR111
Here is the debut album from what is being described as the new phase for EMIT. HAMMEMIT is the new recording moniker for infamous UK black-noise/ambient figure U.I./Malachi, with additional members. Spires Over the Burial Womb continue the atmosphere found on some of the last (perhaps transitional) Emit recordings (Mother of Blood for example). Deeply mysterious with a heavy religious influence. Subtle ambience, a suitable soundtrack for complete isolation in a variety of locations, certainly ancient english ruins. 8 page colour booklet, with texts for each song. [press-release]
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Hasegawa, Hiroshi -- "Ascension No. 999" -- CD -- €10
2008 Steinklang Industries, SK-IN 13, (ltd. 500)
Hiroshi Hasegawa's musical roots go back to the late 80ies, where he started as a pioneer under the Japanese Experimental Electronic artists. Hasegawa is the man behind C.C.C.C., ASTRO, MORTAL VISION, TRANCE and other projects. He released also several works together with Akifumi Nakajima from AUBE. Ascension No.999 is his first album under his real name (besides a split LP from 1988) and it's also his very first Ultra-Noise work! The sounds vary from experimental cut-up noise, over dronning sound-walls, to screaming high frequency manipulations. Cover-design by Yoshihiro Nakano. 50 min. / 2 tracks. [press-release]
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Hated Bruit Kollektiv -- "Aktion One" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 New Nihilism, NN II, (ltd. 250)
HBK is an ephemeric project held among musicians behind Genetic Transmission, Moan and Nojsens. Three minds, three individualities, tree artists sharing one inspired vision. These are people we know for years so it became somehow natural to invite their bastard child to our NN therapy group finally, starting the "Harsh Kontakt" series of relases from now on. The sound sculpture presented hereby has been captured at Bez Kontroli Fest 2007 as probably HBK's best gig to date. Expect the unexpected, as they have gone the whole hog, without no mercy to the audience or themselves. OK, it's all there: refreshing traditional industrial, warming harsh noise, stoned bruitist plunderphonics, and last but not least-good taste and the fucking clue, VSOP. The packaging consist of a huge, A2-sized heavy stock poster folded to form A5 sleeve housed in a solid plastic wrapper. [press-release]
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The Haters -- "Death-Defying Sickness" -- CD -- €10
2002 Noisopoly, NOP-05

The Haters -- "Further" -- CD -- €8
2008 Transparency, 0322
THE HATERS were formed in 1979 and are known as America's premier noise act. They won Best Electronic Experimental Artist in the 2005 LA Weekly music awards. These are brand new studio recordings, two "extra noisy" tracks totaling over an hour. "A lot of what people think is Noise is not. The only true Noise bands I can think of are TNB and The Haters and stuff like that because it has no human element to it whatsoever." — John Olsen of Wolf Eyes.
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The Haters -- "Mind The Gap" -- CD -- €10
1996 Vinyl Communications, VC-107
All three tracks were produced from stapling records together with an amplified staple-gun.

The Haters -- "Nikumu 2007" -- CD -- €10
2007 Kubitsuri Tapes, S;E;X59-024CD

The Haters -- "The Totimorphous" -- CD -- €6
1992 V2_Archief, V217
CD featuring a series of 16 noise collages. Each individual piece made from the sounds of things falling apart; some being partly or completely silent. Some of the gaps between the pieces are silent, while others are of noise. So while some pieces of silence are interrupted by gaps of noise and some pieces of noise are interrupted by gaps of silence, other pieces of noise are followed by gaps of more noise and other pieces of silence are followed by gaps of more silence. The theme being the role that uncertainty plays in knowledge. Packaged in a jewel-case with 12-page booklet and additional transparent cover insert.
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The Haters -- "Untitled Title Shot" -- CD -- €10
2002 Noisopoly, NOP-04
Since its premiere in early 1999, GX's Untitled Title Belt has become a main sound source both on stage and in the studio. Just by looking at this belt, one would not necessarily be able to tell that this implement is a combination microphone, distortion-pedal, and noise generator. It was fashioned after the traditional championship wrestling belt. This CD contains realtime recordings of GX's Untitled Title Belt feeding back on itself. No multi-tracking or post-production was applied.

Hati -- "Die Mechanik, Die!" -- CD -- €10
2008 Beast Of Prey, BOP 5.7
The album of the group from Torun - this time under the banner of Beast of Prey. A characteristic trance-gong-drone-music in the release "Die Mechanik, Die!" has been saturated with electronic sounds. Such HATI will suprise many of you! More than 45 minutes long album perfectly recorded during the performance in "the Mechanik" club in Gdansk. This time HATI famous for its acoustic sounds - made propably the darkest CD in its discography, the CD enriched with dark ambient tones. Tarry and heavy backgrounds perfectly harmonized with trance and mechanical instrumental variations of musicians move the imagination and bring nearer the world of the dying mechanics. From one side - harmonic and perfectly interrelated pieces of music, from the other side - increasing and intensifying athmosphere of the darkness which - like a rust - conquers more and more parts of urban areas. The title of this release speaks for itself... HATI has got already few albums released in Poland and Europe, also from the concert aspect is one of the most recognizable projects in our country and HATI's live performances take many people breath away. The group has been performing in many cities in Poland and also abroad: in Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands. HATI is a music group founded on sounds of acoustic instuments - traditional ones with the industrial instrumentarium. [press-release]
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Hati -- "Metanous" -- CD -- €10
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 105-2, (ltd. 400)
"Metanous" is HATI's third album on Zoharum, but the first one including new material. Two years after releasing "Wild Temple" CD (MonotypeRec., 2013) the band is back with a new album which is a summary of the period 2011-2012 when the musicians performed as a trio of Rafal Iwanski, Rafal Kolacki and Robert Darowski. It's the next time in their history when the duo changed their line-up to expand the sonic formula and create music of a slightly different nature. In the case of "Metanous" the weight of percussion is balanced by the sound of the didgeridoo which exists here not so much as an addition, but a fully-fledged instrument. As usual, you can hear many other instruments making up the sonic world of HATI from the very beginning of the band. Here you can find gongs, drums, bells, found objects, horns and other wind instruments. The sound generated in this new interaction is rich, song structures are usually complex, often based on a dialogue of characteristic gong-based rhythms with didgeridoo and several other instruments played by Robert Darowski. Here are also acoustic drone explorations, equally important in the music of the group. Once again HATI reveals a new, hidden face. By re-building their line-up or inviting new members or collaborators (so far they include Z'EV, Dariusz Brzostek, Slawomir Ciesielski), Rafal Iwanski and Rafal Kolacki still explore new sonic areas. "Metanous" is the transformation (of the mind); the word 'meta' (Latin) means as much as the boundary, the end, the turning point. In the case of HATI, it is in fact the end of that period for Torun musicians. The group will never return in such a configuration again. This album is a recording of an interesting period of the group included in seven compositions recorded for the purpose of this release... The cover is designed by Tomek Mirt. The album is mastered by Lukasz Miernik. The CD is housed in a digipak and the album is strictly limited to 400 copies. [press-release]
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Hati -- "Zero Coma Zero / Recycled Magick Emissions" -- CD -- €10
2005/2013 Zoharum, ZOHAR 050-2, (ltd. 350)
The album was originally released on Nefryt on a CDR limited to 250 copies. Now it sees the light of the day again, with new cover, new master and additional tracks from "Recycled Magick Emissions" MCDR (released on Nefryt sister label-Malachit.) Despite the years, the material gathered here is still sparkling with untamed energy of acoustic sounds. The musicians built their own sonic constructions and used exotic instruments in an intriguing way. "Zero Coma Zero" is a study of dying, death and rebirth-the objects used on the recording were either archaic ethnic instruments or they were found in the junkyard. Both releases gathered here (plus the Drone 7" single) were groundbreaking in the history of HATI. "Zero Coma Zero" album established the project's position on the music scene. [press-release]
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Hattifnatter -- "Ololiuqui" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT57, (ltd. 112)
A collaboration project of Evgeny Savenko (Lunar Abyss Deus Organum) and M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk). Transcendental mystical electroacoustics and Musique Concrete, improvisations in psychedelic Drone Ambient and Lo-Fi Easy Noise style. Dark and funny atmosphere of a parallel existence. Music of electromagnetic lifeforms. Intuitive journey in sound through the spaces of wave fields and noise veils. Cult of Barometer and Lightningism. Handmade cardboard cover. [press-release]

Haus Arafna -- "Blut + Nachblutung" -- CD -- €15
2006 Galakthorrö, 006
Before someone else does it for us, we'd rather do it ourselves: the debut album from Haus Arafna is, after 11 years, once more available. In re-freshed sound quality, and with a new look: a 24 page monster booklet which is filled to the top with blood-enriched pictures and texts, with which the listeners can also enjoy themselves visually. In addition to the well-known "Trilogie des Blutes" from 1995, there are three bonus tracks ("Nachblutung"), to listen to, which also stem from this period. These have, however, only now been fully completed in order to be included in this re-issue from mr. and mrs. Arafna. [press release]
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Haus Arafna -- "Butterfly" -- CD -- €15
2003 Galakthorrö 014
Third album is finally here, after five years delay. New Haus Arafna album... well, it's very different from all previous works. Some of you who already had opportunity to listen "Fur Immer" 7"-single will definitely understand what I mean. The old fans should be amazed. No, there is even more fascination of the beyond and general darkness. Just like the prominent horror movie which is well done without dead bodies, blood streams and other superficial features of borrowed violence - no need for that while really frightening. All the senses are submerged into fathomless pit of human soul, still continuing torture and threaten with inexplicable force. An awful prophecy and damnable firmness - a bitter grin turns to deadly mask. This album is not so easy to understand, for me it took at least five times to play it back again and again, then something more or less distinct began to standing up against me. On the other hand, there are many people who didn't heard any previous Haus Arafna song, the new generation - seems that for them "Butterfly" should be more accessible. I even think that it could bring much new flesh into the fans camp. According to musicians, this is their first album sincerelly devoted to the true love sense, and logical develpement out of previous releases - like it always was and, I hope so, always will be. [Dmitry Vasilyev, "Independent Electronic Music"]
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Haus Arafna -- "Children Of God" -- CD -- €15
1998 Galakthorrö 008
The second album of legendary German angst-pop band. Horror from the dark corners of consciousness, rage, putrid cold and absolute electronic insanity. "Our paralysed Agnesle with the pretty hydrocephalus learns to speak only to tell her heart's desire: let me die in gas".
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Haus Arafna -- "New York Rhapsody" -- CD -- €15
2011 Galakthorrö, Galakthorrö 028
This is no typical Haus Arafna album. It has already celebrated its premiere in September 2009 as part of the New York Fashion Week. Haus Arafna had accepted the offer to create the soundtrack for a show featuring the fashion designer Katie Gallagher. Somewhat of an unusual venture into a new environment, and in front of a new audience, this was obviously an exciting challenge for creative artistes, and for “Industrialists”, considering the extreme style of expression, a very pleasurable experience. The emphasis laid on the various elements on this album is different to that of the earlier releases. That is why Haus Arafna has preferred to delay the issue of “New York Rhapsody” until after the release of the “official” album “You”. Angst-Synthesizer, raw electricity, metal percussion, artfully reduced electronic textures and unusual vocal performances combine into a “sound from the Abyss” with deep ritual undertones. No sign of “Screams’n’Shouts” here. Instead Haus Arafna has created Angst-Pop hits and Industrial Monsters with an extra dose of darkness, almost as if the March into Destruction has to be sweetened somewhat. Well-dressed, of course... CD in jewel case with 12 page booklet incl. all lyrics. [press-release]
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Haus Arafna -- "The Singles 1993-2000" -- CD -- €15
2003 Galakthorrö 015
The official re-release of all 4 vinyl singles on one compact disk, dated for 10 years anniversary of the band and the label. Contains "Sex U Mas", "Take One Get Two" (split-single with Karl Runal, CD release contains only Haus Arafna's part), "The Last Dream Of Jesus" and "Für Immer".
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Haus Arafna -- "You" -- CD -- €15
2010 Galakthorrö, Galakthorrö 025
"You" is an album of contrasts and leads the listener along carefully selected levels of suspense through the full gamut of the Arafna-esque art of sound creation. The spectrum extends from dark jewels which permeate nerve and brain, to great boulders which avalanche their way through the intestines. A peculiar hybrid of various Industrial Music styles forming a malicious monster, remarkable for its changeability and the unexpected. Difficult to control, cunningly applied analogue electronics meet sawing Angst-synthesizer ensembles ingeniously accompanying scream, -speech, -distortion vocals to the beat of noise and steel. That has proved itself, but today’s music from Haus Arafna is generally more advanced, more to the point. All probably created just for "You". CD in jewel case with 16 page booklet. [press-release]
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Havoc1986 -- "Anti-Life Wind / Lair Of Macabre" -- CD-R -- €6
2009 Valgriind, VG 24
The first Power Electronix release from Valgriind. 9-tracks storming pressure of discharged nihilism from perspective Kharkiv project. Pulse of the absolute technogenic hate under the dust of organic substance. Envelope from duralumin sheets, bounded with screw. [label info]

Havohej -- "Kembatinan Premaster" -- CD -- €10
2009 Hells Headbangers, HELLS 033
Black Metal / Ambient / Avantgarde. The second full-length album is now complete! Deemed to be the grand master of unholy darkness and black perversion, "Kembatinan Premaster" destroys all past work & is the definite Havohej ritual to be observed by ALL devotees of the genre. Easily the ultimate contender on the bestial black throne of metal to deliver such complete utter fucking darkness so very few can capture. "Kembatinan Premaster" is a single meditation consisting of 8 parts in 37 minutes of total fucking blackness with acclaimed black vocal vomits and signature style profanatic percussion. This is the continuation of the now classic Ledney atrocities committed in 1993 and yet again breaking major ground 16 years later. [press-release]
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Haynes, Jim -- "Kamchatka" -- CD-R -- €10
2012 Contour Editions, ce.cd_0003, (ltd. 150)
Here we have two long form of which consist of 'elements of rocks, hills, plains' and have the original form in a live soundtrack for a film by Paul Clipson, presented at artist's television access in 2008'. Haynes here is in fine form, moulding his source material into two fine pieces of rumbling field recordings - walking up that hill (instead of running I guess), strange voice loops at the beginning of 'Lilith' and sustaining drone material in 'Rocks, Hills, Plains' of a calm and relaxing nature. 'Isn't original' is perhaps something that I could agree with. But: a lot of what is on offer in the world of 'drone music that uses field recordings' isn't very original and so, who cares? The wind flapping into microphones along with a processed sound thereof is indeed not the most original in the world, but Haynes does a fine job here. Late night process music with a fine relaxing effect. It's all you should want. [FdW, Vital Weekly]
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Hayward, Robin / Kristoffer Lo / Martin Taxt -- "Microtub" -- CD -- €9
2011 Sofa, SOFA 536
Minimal / Free Improvisation.

He Would Drown -- "Music To Wreck To" -- CD -- €10
2004 Noise Control Corp., NCC/9, (ltd. 500)

Headdreamer -- "Human Frequencies" -- CD -- €8
2014 Aliens Production, AP 29, (ltd. 333)
After many digital releases comes project Headdreamer with his new production and his modern sound will not leave any fan of ambient music unheeded. Melodic lines in down tempo rhythms and magical atmospheres are rolling the emotional canals of the listener. Many mysterious atmospheres, spherical elements and unmistakable atmospheres from dISHARMONY member. This listening discloses many uncharted corners and many interesting collaborations from projects like Huron, Esoteric sob, Ish, Stasis Device, Rentip, Lucidstatic, Basementgrrr... [press-release]
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Heal -- "Extension" -- CD -- €10
2000 Sound On Probation, SOP 002, (ltd. 500)
From the mind of Lauren Perrier - who also works under the names Zonk't, Pylone and his own - comes the new trip-hop electronica project Heal and their debut CD Extension. In collaboration with Bernard Ducayron and featuring collaborations with Samia Doukali & Anouk Azar - Extension is sure to appeal to fans of Massive Attack with smooth, deep bass lines, laid back electronic drum grooves and synth washes that perfect the modern club 'chill-out' vibe. [Lens Records info]
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Heal -- "Starting Back" -- CD -- €10
2007 Sound On Probation, SOP 007, (ltd. 500)
Laurent Perrier don't know rest, he's always working to something new. It is amazing that he's running a label where every project of its roster is headed by Laurent himself. This time after seven years from the previous album "Extension" we have a new CD by Heal. STARTING BACK is the most melodic work to date made by Laurent and if the first Heal album was approaching to dub and ambient just like the Scorn of the first period did, the new album changes everything by introducing elements of jazz, 70s progressive rock (check "Chute d'oreiller" and its approach a la Goblin) and hip hop. Blending everything just to compose an ideal soundtrack for a futuristic noir movie, Heal did something new where the dub element is still present and you can hear it by listening to the bass lines but the new influences enrich the sound creating a new and fresh mixture. The fifteen instrumental tracks sound mysterious and if you check "Mainmise" you'll be seduced by its oriental melodies. Good one! [Maurizio Pustianaz, Chain D.L.K.]
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Heinz Hopf -- "Gothenburg" -- CD -- €10
2013 Triangle Records, TR-52 / Outcry / Random Monster, RanMon:1
After having delighted in a few excellent tapes and a LP it is time to enjoy this first CD of the duet from Gothenburg, Sweden. Dan Johansson and Matthias Andersson are some of the best at what they do. The noise is solid, dense like lead, free of intricate experiments and gloomy pathos. It is made of simplicity and power. Pure pleasure. [press-release]
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Herz Juhning -- "Miasma" -- CD -- €15
2009 Galakthorrö 024
After Herz Jühning has whetted the appetite of so many listeners with his Faces EP, Galakthorrö now is proud to be able to present Herz Jühning's first Longplayer. On Miasma he combines the kinetic energy of Power-Electronics with favourite ingredients from the witches'cauldron of Angst Pop. You will hear brutal bass-drones, nasty electrified currents, pumping analog rhythms and eerie frequency modulations. The sound elements have been ruthlessly selected to emphasise the reductive characteristics, and brought together around the incisive vocals to form an homogenous and complete work of art. Whether ailing popsongs, aggressive noise-attacks, or ominous sound experiments, all is artfully united in the 13 songs found on Miasma. Once more it is Jühning's no-frills arranging technique, that shows itself to be so highly effective on Miasma, just as it made Faces so successful. There is much to discover and Miasma will take the hearts of its listeners by storm! How could it not? CD in matt finish digipac, 16-page booklet incl. lyrics. [press-release]
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The Het -- "You Not Me" -- CD -- €9
2011 Monochrome Vision, MVTH, (ltd. 500)
A very strong personal work, with each track having its own concept and story of creation. Despite this, the album has a strong sound and a monolithic continuous-direction, which can be felt only after hearing it in full. Thoughtful, emotional, dark and mysterious neoclassical / ambient music with a black palette. After all, there is a law by which the viewer / listener perceives a black stage design as separate from themselves, the viewer, and a white / light as a continuation of it, the viewer's space. [label info]
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Hex On -- "In Slow Motion" -- CD -- €6
2008 Shadowplay Records, SPR 077
The compilation of "extravagant" music "Extravaganza!" (http://www.monopolyrecords.com/extravaganza/index.html) released in 2007 by Monopoly Records in cooperation with Stereo & Video magazine, unleashed the debut of this mysterious Russian-American project... It is known that all creative activities concerning the album "In Slow Motion" were performed only during the night, and were supported by strong hallucinogenic and psychoactive drugs, through which the musicians sought to contact the dead stars of American pin-up and vintage erotica. Which certainly has had its effect on the music! The album is packed with dark eroticism, the inseparable whispers making it an ideal soundtrack for succuba and incubi's nightly routs... This highly unconventional style formally belongs somewhere between dark trip-hop and post rock, but in fact it's absolutely unique... Reminiscent of: Recoil, Massive Attack, Portishead... It's worth pointing out the design and the lush booklet containing highly artistic drawings and calligraphy. [press-release]
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Hinageshi Bondage -- "Pariisi Vuonna 1959" -- CD-R -- €7
2001 Nihil Market, nM 1.3, (ltd. 150)
Depther is the solo work of a Finnish guy from the band I.corax (not that that ring any bells here). There are three lengthy piece of very dark soundscapes, two are studio pieces and one is a live pieces. Heavy, dense, dark atmospheric music of sounds being pushed around through the wild bunch of sound processors. Vibrant stuff, as opposed to some of the more static counterparts to be found in this alley. The live piece is a bit more static then the studio pieces though. [Vital Weekly]
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His Divine Grace -- "Reverse Aleph" -- CD -- €12
2001 Hau Ruck!, HR!14
A lot of secrets around this band, no information. Even the labels seems to know nothing about this formation. So is the music, dark & ritual, doomy and gloomy, coming from behind, getting you in your sleep. Haunting you in your deepest nightmares. You may be dead and even then you don't know a thing about this release. Just experience it! [label info]

Hive Mind -- "Death Tone" -- CD -- €10
2005 Hanson Records, HN 123
Weird dudes jamming synths. Alone. Social Problems. Problems. Recorded late into the night. Fucking A. That is the business, right there. Shit is just creepy-gets under your skin. While most noise youth get their chocolate fingers lost in gadgetry and posturing-something about a synth jam that's just.... Human ... humanly wrong. But fucking right. Right on Hive Mind. [label info]

Hladna -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €15
2004 Abgurd Sudivision, AB-07, (ltd. 51)
A collection of digitized early recordings from St.Petersburg's project Hladna, made with the help of Bardoseneticcube and some other musicians. Absolutely insane garage mix of metal frenzy, synthesizer gurglings, iron percussion, whistle of tone-generator and sinister screams.

Hladna -- "March 2003" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT85, (ltd. 60)
Ultra powerful initiative Power Electronics with deep earthy bass pulsations and shamanic energy. Ritual rhythms take all your bowels out and leave the body whirling around the bonfire like a frantic phantom with glassy eyes. Slim box, embossed cover. [label info]

Hladna -- "Melting Water" -- CD -- €10
2007 Aquarellist, aquarel 04-07, (ltd. 300)
Reissue of a very limited CD-R "Talaya Voda" (Russian translation of the title). Old recordings of St. Petersburg-based project from 1998-99. Very raw ritual ambient/noise saturated with ultramundane drones and metal rattle. Mostly meditative but sometimes brutal. Primordial music. Specially for this reissue the album was remastered by Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube). Cardboard foldout sleeve.

Hladna -- "Music of Empty Rooms" -- 3"CD-R -- €27
2001 self-released, (ltd. 68)
Cosmic-cold ultra-minimalistic electronic ambient. Absolute detachment. Handmade cover with a piece of mirror.

Hladna & Vresnit -- "Inej Senju Kornej" -- CD -- €10
2010 Vetvei, V08, (ltd. 383)
This release presents the first part of collaborating materials recorded by Nikolay Kalmykov (Hladna) and Sergey Ilchuk (Vresnit) in a remote Jarogora village in January 2010. Winter woods of Vepsky Park, ...disturbing pulsation of the earth and majestic meditative canvas. Handbells summons the frozen spirits, the snow crunching underfoot breaks off by sharp technogenic crunches, twilight goes down, the frost grows stronger and then all calms down. At a dawn fairytale maids sing solar lullabies, and boundless birds spin heavenly open spaces. Space drone equipment, flutes, jaw's harp, field taperecordings, -the nature and technology have merged here in three dense Drone Noise Ambient shamanic rituals where kind covers of Vresnit's chtonic naturalism and weird psychedelic hide a lump of severe urbanistic existentialism which is indispensable for Hladna's works. Design presented by full-color six-panel envelope from Vresnit Art. [press-release]
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Hladna / Xerox 667 -- "22-23.02.2003" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT95, (ltd. 34)
Archive sessions of two projects from the same artist. Psychedelic Power Electronics in vein of "Gromoglasnoe DA!" sometimes intersected with more rhythmic tracks, remotely resembling Genocide Organ, and squeaking / creaking dehumanized Electronic Noise Ambient. Strong futuristic industrial atmosphere. Slim-box. Cover made of vintage paper with reproductions of the paintings by Nik. Nik. Kalmykov. The release comes with a dose of "Luminal" (phenobarbital) for a good sleep after listening. [press-release]

Hoarfrost -- "Puppets of the Divine Coroner" -- CD -- €10
2011 Zoharum, ZOHAR 025-2
Who is the man nowadays? A cogwheel in a machine, which he built by himself? A prisoner of a corporation - a modern labor camp? A hostage of a development, which has to proceed faster, faster and faster? A slave of money? A victim of his own ambitions? A castaway in a city of human zombies? A resident of a big cemetery, where he entombed his free will? A puppet? But in whose hands? "Puppets of the divine coroner" is a reverie about the man, who wanted to control the world but he fell into the trap and became a prisoner of the reality, created by himself. Is there a chance for an escape from the point he reach? [press-release]
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Hoffmann, Nick -- "Barbarous Tongues" -- CD -- €10
2014 Gravity Swarm Recordings, UT-43, (ltd. 300)
Nick Hoffman is the proprietor of Oregon-based Pilgrim Talk Records and a prolific experimental musician in his own right, and though the label seems to have been on hiatus since last year, his personal output at least remains steady. That growing body of work ranges from fields recordings and elaborate improvised collaborations (like his enthralling LP with Takahiro Kawaguchi and Aaron Zarzutzki for Senufo Editions), to the varied CD before me, Barbarous Tongues, out on Japan’s Gravity Swarm Recordings. Like the atmospheric totems spread across its folded-poster packaging — tinted obelisks, a Celtic mask, and a wall covered in hanging dolls — this is a crafted object, resonant drones and tone patterns that without that sense of “craft” might each seem to build themselves from sheer weight of inevitability. Manipulated choral samples and the noisy perambulations of a distorted squiggle here and there add dimension to the listening experience, but the album’s biggest payoff is in simply tracing its movement from beginning to end. [Decoder]

Hogan, Anni -- "Kickabye" -- 2 CD -- €14
2009 Cold Spring, CSR99CD
Murder Ballads / Funeral Pop / Experimental. From her early days as a legendary Batcave DJ, through her work with Marc Almond, Anni Hogan is one of the true geniuses of the alternative scene. A composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, promoter and DJ, she helped to shape the sound of the 80s. Cold Spring is proud to present her debut release expanded and brought to the public for the first time on CD. "Kickabye" features some of the leading lights of the alternative scene: NICK CAVE, MARC ALMOND, FOETUS, BUDGIE (Siouxsie And The Banshees) and GINI BALL amongst others as well as production by Jim "Foetus" Thirwell, plus 10 extra tracks from the same period. The second CD also features tracks from the same period, featuring YELLO and production by BARRY ADAMSON. Digitally remastered with 4 new and exclusive song versions. [press-release]
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Holzkopf -- "Live At Lab30" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Attenuation Circuit, ACLAB 1002
With a voice that sounds like Tom Waits doing the gospel choir or a reincarnation of Captain Beefheart over cheap yet hefty beats that recall the golden age of Atari Teenage Riot, Canadian artist Holzkopf delivers a spontaneous, energetic performance which proves, even on CD, that electronic music does not have to be cool and detached, but can indeed be both disturbing and hilarious at the same time... Since 2001, Holzkopf has been developing a style of hypnotic and frenetic dance music made from a mishmash of homemade tape collages, blown out drum machine beats, dumpstered Chinese pop cassettes, raw data noise, barely controlled feedback and smashed and grabbed found sounds. The sound is reminiscent of proto-industrial, disco, hip-hop, gospel and breakcore synthesized into a complete unique whole unlike any one component part. [press-release]
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Holzkopf -- "Trespassing" -- CD-R -- €3
2012 Attenuation Circuit, ACR 1022
Trespassing the boundaries between danceable breakbeats with sonorous basslines and near-harsh noise freestyle impro freakouts, Canadian artist Holzkopf returns to Attenuation Circuit with a very varied 56-minute album set to delight all connaisseurs of electronic glitches, pseudo-sci-fi-movie analogue synth weirdness, over the top sound effects, and anyone who feels that humour should have its place in contemporary club music... Of the eight tracks on “Trespassing,” three are collaborations (with Botfly, Slaylor Moon, and Eamon McGrath), but all of them radiate the sheer exhilaration of playing together. Shouted and howled vocals make a bit of an appearance on the album, infusing the music with unintelligible echoes of something that could be hardcore-punk despair and anxiety, but also free jazz battlecries and undoubtedly lends the tracks an emotional directness they would not otherwise have. A completely different side of Holzkopf surfaces in track 7 with Slaylor Moon, a gripping dark ambient piece without any beats or irony whatsoever. [press-release]
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Holzkopf & Emerge -- "Craft" -- CD -- €7
2014 Attenuation Circuit, ACU 1003
This is not a split release, but an album of two co-composed tracks by two apparently very diverse artists. Canadian artist Holzkopf is mainly known for his leftfield take on drum’n’bass and improvised vocals, while EMERGE is often labelled a “drone ambient” artist. Here, they combine their respective mastery of synths and the processing of sampled ambient sounds to create two textural, yet highly suspenseful half-hour pieces... The track titles “Masonry” and “Metallurgy” give the listener some clues as two the sources of the sounds used. Y-Ton-G, a long-standing presence in the German underground experimental music scene and close collaborator of Asmus Tietchens, is credited with supplying some of the source material for EMERGE’s samples, and given Y-Ton-G’s predilection for the sounds of metal, these probably gave shape to the samples featured on “Metallurgy.” This is not to say that any of this music sounds at all anecdotal. The great achievement of the album is in the way it manages to combine seemingly concrete, referential sounds with abstract, brooding frequencies. The mixture of found and sythesised sounds, some of them by Holzkopf and others supplied by mutual label mate and analogue-synth noisician ORiFiCE, creates a kind of cinema for the ear which conjures emotionally compelling atmospheres while never forcing any obvious visual associations on the listener. [press-release]
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Homo Durus / Life With An Idiot -- "The All-Russian Census of Hydrogen" -- CD-R -- €5
2014 Frozen Light, FZL 013, (ltd. 30)
Frozen Light presents new mini-album by post-industrial jesters Homo Durus, who experiment on pure forms of improvisation. Their new work called "all-Russian census of hydrogen" was designed as a collaborative effort with piano noiseacoustic project "Life with an Idiot" (pushkinstyle1799.narod.ru/idiot.html). Both projects have retreated from their traditional themes (turtles, cheese and herring) and spread out on a search for the limits of music perception as an art form and the air rending. Grand Total - all sad and funny at the same time. Material is traditionally based on one-day live improvised recordings using electronic equipment, piano and voices. The new album was recorded in one evening, like the previous one, but if the group explored the principles of analog synthesis and ironic allusions to the music at that time, now the principle of sampling and grotesque in electronic and acoustic music are the main objects of experiments. We recommend this work for all who love the humor in experimental music! Physical version was released as packaged in a sealed envelope CDr with full-color A5 cover. 30 copies. [press-release]
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Horologium -- "Du Grand Desir" -- CD -- €10
2012 Ur Muzik, UR007
Ur Muzik is proud to present the latest release for this well-known act from Poland. Recorded in 2011 and 2012 “Du Grand Desir” comes as no surprise to those who have experienced the intensity of Horologium’s “Tellurian Anthems” album. This new full-length CD delivers eight tracks ranging from ritual ambient to martial anthems and ethnic dances. This solemn and yet strangely uplifting release, where the Orient meets the Occident, is perhaps one of the most varied works to date for Horologium. With additional help from the Chilean artist Der Arbeiter on two tracks, and beautiful artwork by Stefan Alt, this release is a must-have for all fans of the genre. Comes as a 6-pannel digipack. [press-release]
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Horologium -- "Labyrinthos" -- CD -- €10
2014 Rage In Eden, RAGE 106, (ltd. 400)
“The most spiritual men, as the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their destruction: in the labyrinth, in hardness against themselves and others, in experiments. Their joy is self-conquest...” „Labyrinthos” may be regarded as the musical summary of Horologium’s work thus far, starting with the debut album „The Fire Sermon” and ending with their „Du Grand Desir”, enclosed within nine new tracks. This full-length takes you on a journey filled with military and ritual drumming, ambient film score muzak, sublime recitation and fiery sound collages. An invitation to the labyrith, marking the tenth anniversary of Horologium, presented by Rage In Eden. [label info]
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Hoshino, Takanobu -- "A Sampling + 5" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Observatoire, obs * (e65) 034, (ltd. 65)
Three similar ways to the one minimalistic entire. This solo work of Takanobu Hoshino lasts about 50 minutes. Three tracks draw attention to transient configurations without special focus to field recordings details, sampling or distant background. And behind all this is the constant landscape or idyll harmony of author's composition. Mastering by D Shapovalov. [label info]
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Hour Of The Wolf -- "I Doubt The World To Be" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Zvukovina, zcdr-0051, (ltd. 30)
HNW / harsh noise project by Andreas Brandal.

Hrossharsgrani -- "Ancient Tales" -- 2 CD-R -- €6
2010 Valgriind, VG 37 / Lost Reich Records, Reich 12, (ltd. 200)
A compilation of early works of this Austrian project with some references to early Graveland and Darzamat. The music takes listener to the ancient times full of myths, hoary legends and war-drum rolls. Pure art binding together past and future. Professional artwork. [label info]

Hrossharsgrani -- "Pro Liberate Dimicandum Est" -- CD -- €11
2009 Steinklang Industries, SKD 25, (ltd. 1000)
"Pro liberate dimicandum est" was released specially for the 2000 years anniversary of the "Varusschlacht". Classical melodies combined with the iron rough edges of MARTIAL INDUSTRIAL on a crusade through the ages. A musical journey far off the trampled paths of industrial art was the basis for each single HROSSHARSGRANI track! HROSSHARSGRANI is Alex Hugin Wieser, the man behind URUK-HAI, BONEMACHINE and several other projects. [label info]
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Hubbub -- "UB/ABU" -- CD -- €12
2001 For 4 Ears, CD 1241
Frederic Blondy (Piano), Bertrand Denzler (Tenor Saxophone), Jean-Luc Guionnet (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Jean-Sebastien Mariage (Electric Guitar), Edward Perraud (Drums). "Hubbub works on the sound matter and creates an expanded space inhabited by stripes, interlaced designs, resonances, tanglings, points and strokes, at the border of acoustic and electric worlds. Founded in 1999, Hubbub is a gathering of improvisers with various backgrounds who play since a few years with some of the most important musicians of the actual scene."

Huber, Alois -- "Founder" -- CD -- €10
2006 Laton, 039
Alois Huber is another austrian artists, co-founder of Laton label, formerly also known as the collaborator for many Sabotage Communications and Craft Records projects. In the early 90s, he was a part of Dependance band, along with Franz Pomassl. His more recent works are drawing a line between minimal techno and ambient. He released some albums between 1996 and 2003, but "Founder" stands apart, so it was just released. So, it's pure synthetic music with straight rhythms and middle-paced arrangements. There is also very funny cover version of Ganymed's "Take Me Higher" (1978) - unbelievable! [Dmitry Vasilyev, Independent Electronic Music]
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Hull, Scott -- "Audiofilm II" -- 3"CD -- €7
2010 Crucial Blast, CBR 79, (ltd. 1000)
The second installment in our series of limited-run 3" CDs from Scott Hull. Best known for his amazing thrash/grind riffage in the bands Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Scott has been gradually revealing another side of his musical persona over the past few years, an obsession with cinematic soundscaping and dark evocative film scores, mutant electronic textures and pitch-black isolationism that employs brilliant production trickery to immerse the listener in a vibrant, active aural environment. The first disc that we released, Audiofilm I, was a terrifying, lightless driftscape, filled with creepy vocal loops, massive low end ambience, and an all-around horrific vibe that had us comparing it to works from Lustmord, Lull, and the Ambient disc from Painkiller's Execution Ground. But on this follow-up, Scott creates a much more frantic and energetic soundscape, this one alive with minimal bass-shuddering pulses and keening tone manipulations, layered swarms of insectile electronic chitter, swells of shadowy ambience, brain-melting plasma blasts, and vast tectonic drones. A brief (at 12 minutes) but amazing dose of abstract dark ambient/noise that will appeal to fans of Bastard Noise, Astro, and freaked-out 70's sci-fi synth soundtracks. As with the first disc, this 3" CD is packaged in a full color miniature folder with awesome artwork/photography from Seldon Hunt, and pressed in a one-time run of 1,000 copies. [press-release]
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Hum -- "Blade Charm" -- CD-R -- €10
2006 Sphogha, (ltd. 52)
The album is compiled from recordings made in summer 2001 with the use of synths, radio, tapes and tapeloops. It reminds more early projects of Dmitry Chistov (Nigredo, Sphogha), then late soft drony Hum in way of "Sleepland Emission". Here the sound is more rough and shaggy, with dominating wheezing noises, though of course he couldn't do without long resonances and hypnotic atmosphere. Beautiful and tidy handmade cover.

Hum -- "Corona Florea" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2012 self-released, (ltd. 60)
Three tracks recorded in 2005-2009. Vague drones streaming like a gauze in a ghostly forest, slow game of resonances and echoes, tranquility and contemplation.

Hum -- "Flesh of the Soul" -- CD -- €11
2006 Quag, twenty two, (ltd. 300)
Finally, after the numerous CDRs and one 7" on Drone Records, this is the first factory-pressed CD of this brilliant drone-ambient project. "Flesh Of The Soul", which is definitely one of the best works Dmitry Chistov has ever done, is a real masterpiece of cold transcendental soundscapes. The album is filled with majestic melancholy, it is clear and soothing, there's a plenty of veiled melodies and celestial harmonies hidden inside its simple sound structures. It sounds a bit nostalgic cause Dmitry uses only old-fashioned tape-technique and analogue synth loops, utilizing digital devices just for the final mastering, but the atmosphere is very special, reminding of early Zoviet France, Maeror Tri, Tesendalo or Aidan Baker. It could seem very peaceful and calm, but beyond this bright and peaceful surface the sorrow and darkness is hidden. The beauty of this music is enchanting and it is hard to resist its magical spells, so it might be difficult to fight the desire to play this album over and over in yearning to experience again the tender touch of this unearthly Flesh Of The Soul. The album is limited to 300 copies and comes in special package printed silver on black. Very recommended. [press-release]

Hum -- "Lambent" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2008 self-released, (ltd. 35)
3 new tracks from this Russian lo-fi drone ambient project. For those who love tranquility and harmony.

Hum -- "Landmarks In Mistscape - Extended Version" -- CD-R -- €9
2010 Datura Landscapes, Datura 14
Extended reissue of Hum material previously available as a very limited edition split-cassette with Misery. Minimalistic drones with wavy rolls od reworked field recordings, glimmer of resonant loops, slow whirling of sonic shadows...

Hum -- "Lost In White Flame" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2006 Datura Landscapes, DATURA 8
One track recorded in 2001. Dedicated to all fallen asleep in embraces of winter. Melancholic detached drone ambient.

Hum -- "Radonej" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2003 Datura Landscapes, DATURA2
What is lo-fi as definition of sound of post-industrial projects? Usually this means that frequency spectrum is much wider than possible perceiving range, and this leads to "flat" inexpressive sound. But not with Hum. Formally the project stays within the borders of lo-fi with rather "old" kind of sound, but it's so blameless and atmospheric that such masters like Maeror Tri or Zoviet France come to mind. The disc opens with wheezing composition which dissolves in aerial emptiness of the second track which in it's turn changes with shimmering crackling soundscapes of the final piece. Classic drone.

Hum -- "Roots of Cruelty" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2002 self-released
This minion represents more industrial than drone side of the project. Metal objects, rumbling far away, dim noises and lingering sound waves - these are the colours used by Hum to draw the four soundscapes in this album, with beautiful sense of taste which is typical for this project. Nice cardboard artwork.

Hum -- "Sleepland Emission" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2003 Sphogha, Ultra Low Fidelity 10
Beautiful drone! Soft and at the same time moderately raw analogue sound carries away into spiral depths of unknown levels of consciousness.

Hum -- "Thunder Arrow" -- CD-R EP -- €9
2016 Sphogha
New 20-min. EP from the Russian project Hum with old material recorded in 1999-2001. Polyvox synthesizer, radio, damaged tapes - this EP sounds quite harsh and raw, but even in these rough electic loops one can feel this totally hypnotizing effect so typical for Hum.

Human Greed -- "Black Hill: Midnight At The Blighted Star" -- CD -- €10
2008 Lumberton Trading Company, LUMB011
The third album by Edinburgh's finest exponents of often haunting, yet always touching, ebb and flow. Includes very special guest appearances by Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons, Blind Cave Salamander), Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (Blind Cave Salamander, Larsen), David Tibet (Current 93) and Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex). Gathering together material quite possibly amounting to their most accomplished yet, 'Black Hill...' is akin to being caught in the trail of a shooting star heading to the very place where dreams, fears, hopes and an overwhelming sense of helpless abandonment teeter over the periphery of yet another rather enticing void. At once beautiful, melancholic, slightly bruised and foreboding, the music here never fails to captivate. Also features fantastic exclusive artwork from Deryk Thomas (otherwise known for work adorning certain sleeves by Swans and Angels Of Light) and Alan McGowan. [press-release]

Human Metronome & 33 Tetragammon -- "Resonating Earth" -- CD -- €9
self-released

Hunyadi P.H. -- "Recycled Sounds & Forbidden Songs" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2008 Mask Of The Slave, MS-021, (ltd. 125)
Old school noise/PE from Transylvania. The title speaks for itself! Analog harsh noise with lots of PE elements mixed with Hungarian military songs from the 2WW. [label info]

Hurvatov, Oleg -- "Anaesthesia Dolorosa Psychica" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Radiodrone Records, RD-02, (ltd. 100)
New album by Oleg Hurvatov (Interior Disposition, Lanceolaria Im Licht Der Laterne) presents this space ambient musician on the other part. There's a totally unfamiliar, unexpected person. Anaesthesia Dolorosa Psychica is an exorcism dive into the depths of sorrowful heartlessness, which fetters the will to live. It is a proven attempt to find a way out of the maze of closed benumbed consciousness by sound magical opportunity. Psychoactive drone ambient transmits the chaotic flow of neurons and dark thought forms. It's a last refuge into a infinite loneliness of a microcosm. The abyss calls to abyss. The abyss swallows up the abyss. Envelope from craft-parer with fullcolour print. [press-release]
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Hush Arbors -- "Cleaning The Bone" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2005 267 Lattajjaa, LTJ-33
Psychedelic drone ambient, sounding like Troum performing slowest songs of The Doors. [YAOP]

Hybryds -- "Dreambient" -- CD + DVD -- €17
2008 Aquarellist, aquarel 07-08, (ltd. 1000)
HYBRYDS is a Belgian ritual-esoteric project, which in the early 90-s released it's most significant album "Music for Rituals" on the cult label Artware run by Donna Klemm (R.I.P.). They have reached the peak of creativity in 90-s with their classical discs "The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive" parts 1 & 2, "Soundtrack For The Aquarium", recorded for the Antwerp water park, "Dreamscapes From A Dark Side", "Tectonic Overload". In 2000 the female member of HYBRYDS, Yasnaia, leaves the band, and Magthea is busy with his project NA-DHA for some time. The new album of HYBRYDS, "Dreambient" is based on exploration of the female characters from the Pagan past: archetypes of the seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother... The music of the project has become more accessible for uninitiated listeners: traditional ambient-ritual basis is enriched with rhythmic electronics, melodic synthesizer tunes and even guitar parts. Vocals are now done by Madeline Arndt from the German darkwave/gothic band Schattenkinder. Audio-CD is supplemented by a DVD containing a visualization of the subconscious flow of religious and erotic archetypes. The release is packed in a double-digipak with a booklet. [press-release]

Hybryds -- "Music for Rituals" -- 2 CD -- €14
1992/2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 059-2, (ltd. 500)
Zoharum continues reissuing past works of one of the most interesting projects coming from the 1980s underground - Hybryds. The third installment in this series is the extended 2CD reissue of their first CD album "Music for Rituals". Sandy Nys talks about the album: "Music for Rituals was first released in a hand-made pouch, on the German label ARTWARE. The music was like the first tape release, made in different places with different people on a 4-track Tascam cassette recorder. I also started making mail art music with musicians from far away in the world (no Internet back then) sending basic music on cassette which I used in the compositions. In this music, Yasnaia and her cello + voice became prominent as we started working together. The rarities cd contains some stuff I did with Alpha Project aka Mark Burghgraeve (Somnambulist, Mbryo, Klinik etc..). The saxapulation project was a mail collaboration with Barry Edgar Pilcher. A saxophone player from the UK, sending me sax improvisations on cassette. From those pieces I made small samples with a Korg delay capable of making samples of a few seconds (remember it were the 80 ties!). I mixed them together on the 4 track cassette to new sounds and compositions. It was released as a tape on 3RIOTAPES. From than on Barry started to be a Hybryds member with his sax contributions on the Hybryds releases. Beautiful girl hunter: I met Michel (I forgot his second name) in a pub in Antwerp. We started discussing astrology as he claimed to be an excellent astrologist himself. At the end of the evening after lots of drinks he told me he was building and playing kotos. A few days later he came by with 2 beautiful crafted kotos. It was a pity we only had an afternoon time, he showed me how to play this wonderful meditative instrument. We played a lot, but I did not record much, thinking this could lead to a new music collaboration. But Michel just disappeared out of my life. Another meeting in those times happened when I was running a video renting store and he rented some weird underground stuff. "Girl Hunter" was a strange SM video from Japan. I mixed the voices of this movie on the few recordings of koto and some cello pieces from Yasnaia to create a fantasy world, the soft meditative music with the exotic Japanese voices telling weird stuff about life, sex, pain, lust and death. Luckily, the movie had subtitles and you can find it now on the Internet. The track disappeared unused in my archives and was specially remixed from the original 4-track cassette for this CD." [press-release]
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Hybryds -- "Mythical Music From The 21st Century" -- CD -- €10
1986/2013 Zoharum, ZOHAR 041-2
This is the second volume in the ongoing series of Hybryds reissues on Zoharum and it coincides with the 30th anniversary of artistic work of Sandy Nys and company. "Mythical Music from the 21st Century", the first full Hybryds release, collects tracks recorded between 1983 and 1986 scattered on various compilations. Yet they form the first representation of their venture into the world of sonic rituals and magic. Their perspective on sound still has not been imitated or copied and even after 30 years they still sound fresh. In the words of Sandy Nys: "The first recordings were made in 1983. During the next years more recordings and musical rituals were created with different people in different places. In this first release about 20 people were involved. The recordings were a field trip, a diary of my life. The recordings became a story. The mythical story of NaHeMa. Most of the songs were sent for compilations on independent labels, yet the complete story was released in 1986 for the first time as a cassette on 3RIORECORDINGS (there was also a very limited edition in a box of 30 copies with the Dream Machine building prints.) In 1990 it was re-released by Nuit et Brouillard (France) as a cassette in a small box. In 1998 a limited picture disc in an edition of 666 copies was released by Triton (Germany). This version is shorter than the cassette one. This new CD release contains extras: the unreleased live version of "Sacred Voices," performed live on Radio Centraal and an unreleased mix of "Octahedron" by the Alpha Project." The album has been digitally remastered from the original stereo cassette master by none else but Sandy Nys, who also provided the cover based on the previous editions. This is the ritual music at its best. Now you can enjoy it in the best digital quality. [press-release]
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Hybryds -- "The Rhythm of the Ritual / Ein Phallischer Gott" -- 2 CD -- €13
1994/2016 Zoharum, ZOHAR 116-2, (ltd. 500)
Zoharum continues reissuing past works of one of the most interesting projects coming from the 1980s underground - Hybryds. ”The Rhythm of the Ritual / Ein Phallischer Gott” is the fifth instalment in the reissue series of Hybryds classic releases... Sandy tells a few words about the period: In the 1990s only small independent labels existed which had their own area to cover distributionwise hoping to spread our music in the world. ”The Rhythm of the Rituals” (1994, Charnel Music) and ”Ein Phallischer Gott” (1997, Crowd Control Activities) shared some songs. There were no official media supporting this world of “underground” music. Acid and rave became popular in the “commercial” scene. Pro Tools was the magic word. But we made our music live on the 8-track. The only sequences were the drum machines. We stayed loyal to working the old-fashioned way. It's the more rhythmical and ethnical side of Hybryds, lots of percussion, played acoustically, or sampled and looped, or from drum machines. Some of the basic music was from the 1980s but by then we worked on a reel-to-reel 8-track tape recorder with a bigger mixing desk. Livewise we started to transfer to our cyberpunk period (as visible in the live version of ”Whisper”). Depending on the demand we had two live shows, the “magical” or the cyberpunk. It was also the time when Yasnaia and me did the live shows alone. We did not work live on stage with others anymore. We had a manager, Patty Hele from Motherdance. It was easier to travel and perform with two people only. Yasnaia released her solo album and started playing live with her solo project... The first CD collects tracks from two studio releases ”The Rhythm of the Ritual” and ”Ein Phallischer Gott”. The live CD contains live versions of the studio CD (some taken from the live Obuh vinyl LP) and some extras, like an unreleased song ”Dusk Falling”... The album has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes by none else but Sandy Nys, who also provided the cover based on the previous editions. The CDs are housed in a digipak sleeve and the album is strictly limited to 500 copies. [press-release]
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Hybryds -- "Ritual Anthology" -- CD -- €12
2009 Aquarellist, aquarel 10-09, (ltd. 600)
With this CD Aquarellist is proud to present the anthology of early ritual works of this fabulous Belgian project. This music immerses the listener into the space of RITUAL - the magical action aimed to reach the goals beyond the borders of the ordinary world. An action evoking deeper layers of consciousness, deeper memories not active in our everyday life. An action that helps to reveal our potential as powerful and miraculous creatures... Hybryds present their visions of rituals in the form of rhythmical compositions built on repetitive percussive loops crowned with layers of numerous archaic instruments, aided by vocal spells and atmospheric soundscapes with minor electronic additions... This material was recorded in 1986-1993 by Magthea & Yasnaia with the help of their friends: Ah Cama Sotz, Djen Ajakan Shean, Vidna Obmana, Clive Richards, Irae Deprofundo and Bobby Colombo. Three tracks from this CD were previously released on "The Rhythm Of The Ritual" CD (Charnel Music, 1994), one track was released as "The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive - Part 1" CD EP (3RIOART, 1991), and three other tracks are released here for the first time. [press-release]

Hybryds -- "Soundtrack For The Antwerp Zoo Aquarium" -- CD -- €10
1995/2011 Zoharum, ZOHAR 022-2
The reissue of a long-deleted classic album by this legendary Belgian project. 'Soundtrack for the Antwerp Zoo Aquarium' is an unusual album, even in comparison with other Hybryds works. It was created especially for the 150th anniversary of the Antwerp Zoo. Music composed by Sandy and Hermann (of Ah-Cama Sotz) was woven in between the sounds of dolphins, killer whales and the noise of the underwater world. The Zoo director wrote the following in the preface: "Soundtrack for the Antwerp Zoo Aquarium" is a musical journey of the similar stature as "20 000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Julius Verne. Let it be the best recommendation for those who haven't had a chance to get to know to one of the best and most interesting albums in the Hybryds discography. [press-release]
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Hydra Division V -- "Ostracized" -- CD -- €8
2013 Artificial Sun, ArtSunCD #009, (ltd. 500)
TBM / Aggrotech. "Ostracized" - the debut album of Greek Aggrotech Hydra Division V team preparing for six years, tough and uncompromising rhythms and rough dance music just fit for the dark club parties. In addition to the main part of the disc are present bonuses in the form of two remixes of Larva and Acylum. [label info]
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I.Corax -- "Cella Phantasma" -- CD -- €12
2013 Aural Hypnox, [AHUE02], (ltd. 350)
Aural Hypnox welcomes I.corax to the label roster. We will eventually reprint the entire I.corax back catalogue, but to initiate the series we are thrilled to present Cella Phantasma, an album consisting of previously unreleased material dating back to a time before the birth of the Blue Sector label. The material on 'Cella Phantasma' originates from the very first I.corax sessions held in the surroundings of Oulu in 1999. The album offers an archeo-astronomical account of the spectral phenomena found at that particular time. The sessions or states of 'Cella Phantasma' were heavily influenced by numerous mystical experiences that took place during various night-time wanderings and ritual retreats, which more than often included exceedingly vigorous and intimidating encounters with the Visitors from beyond. The primitive electro-acoustic manifestations arising from such experiences are brought forth in a characteristically eerie lo-fi atmosphere, composed using a minimal selection of instruments. CD edition is limited to 350 copies and includes three hand-finished photo prints, a textual insert and silk-screen printed cardboard covers. Total running time: 36:16. [press-release]
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I/DEX -- "Layers" -- CD -- €10
2009 Lagunamuch Community, LMC1001
I/DEX (Vitaly Harmash) is a musician and an audio-designer from an industrial city of Novopolotsk, Belarus. From the mid 90s Vitaly was experimenting making his own music, using analogue synthesizers, radio, guitars, field recordings, various devices and computers. The life in a city with a huge industrial estate has influenced the art of Vitaly. I/DEX music hypnoses and fascinates listeners by its warm structures. His music is a subtle intellectual electronics filled with sunny melodies and micro-glitches, which dissolve in pure ambient landscapes of nature - in forests, fields and lakes. In 2003 the debut album of I/DEX - Seqsextend was released on an experimental label Nexsound and received numerous positive reviews from web-zines all over the world. Since then I/DEX has worked with such people as Pole (~scape rec.), H.H.T.P., Kriipis Tulo, Guy Van Belle and took part in several European festivals of electronic music. Hand by hand with his concerts, Vitaly continued recording his art experiments and recorded a very deep and a serious album Layers. Layers is an outstanding collection of inner feelings, transmitted by an audio-artist with its music. Each element here is a multi-layered synthesis of intellectual art - micro-electronic, idm and deep ambient. Each of 9 tracks is an insight into a world of surrealism and fantasy with their mysterious flora and fauna. When listening to this album-exposition, you will see your own images and landscapes. This is how your own world will be mirrored in this music. [press-release]
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i.m.m.u.r.e. -- "Nowhere To Remain" -- CD-R -- €6
self-released
An album of the now defunct project from St. Petersburg, which was a part of Forbidden Sounds Group. Perhaps someone remembers i.m.m.u.r.e. by the album "The New Circle" released by Zhelezobeton in 2009. "Nowhere To Remain" is a two-track EP also published by the web-label DNA Production, but this disc also contains three bonus tracks, making total time up to 54 minutes. Mild melancholic and melodic experimental / dark ambient. The CDR is packed in a piece of PVC, sewn with threads and hand-painted.
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I.R.O.N. -- "Evolving" -- CD -- €10
2013 Rage In Eden, RAGE 99, (ltd. 300)
The information, that I.R.O.N and Legionarii is the same person would be pretty good recommendation, but then we could ask why it isn't just next Legionarii album? All the more it is also martial industrial. But, the music on "Evolving" it's different than Legionarii recordings. It's pure domination of industrial and machines, in short - Legionarii is into spiritual sphere of war, while I.R.O.N is technical. And that's the album is. Rhythmical, mechanical, industrial and martial. [label info]
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I.R.O.N. -- "Re-Forge: Metalized, Mechanized & Upgraded" -- CD -- €10
2013 Rage In Eden, RAGE 104, (ltd. 300)
We can only give you a faint image of what you should expect from the new I.R.O.N. release, because you need to be there for yourself to experience it. A completely futuristic atmosphere, combined with explosions of old school industrial power, and now with something totally new to this project - a touch of heavy metal. All of this is there to forge a landscape of militarized world of future, where technology aggressively reigns supreme, and where wars are no more waged flesh to flesh, but steel to steel... "Re-Forge" took a job of upgrading some of the old material (4 tracks out of 9), completely recharging it into a new, heavier, more futuristic frame and wrapped into a more progressive and crushing sound. If it was possible to make tracks from "Evolving" even heavier, this release completely nailed it. Every track is manufactured to make your adrenal glands produce rushes of hormones, to make you feel uplifted by power and even bang your head on certain moments. The other half of release (5 tracks) is forged out of a completely new material, for which similar story can be applied. "Re-Forge" presents one more step forward in the evolution of the sound in the genre, and will certainly be a strike in the center for the fans of powerful and head-smashing, advanced industrial sound, and even fans of metal, fans that I.R.O.N. expects to already have aquired. If not, a time for them to become close followers of I.R.O.N. project is no better than after this release. [press-release]
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IA -- "Cella" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Still*Sleep, CDR20
*Cella* is the first full-length solo release from US drone ambient project IA, whose debut discs were published earlier this year on French labels Basses Frequences and taalem. Sourced entirely from voice and tape noise, *Cella* is a five-part journey through vast, emotional and transcendent drones, some gazing to the highest heavens, others into desolate chasms of the self. Like starlight hanging in the blackest night sky, the patient music of IA draws the mind simultaneously to fantasies of epic beauty and to remote places of doubt and sorrow. [label info]

IA -- "Labyrinth" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 Still*Sleep, CDR24
New album by Alex Copeland (IA), featuring Julien Demoulin & Ross Copeland. Alex uses voice & environmental recordings, creating deep drones, and guest musicians add emotional colours with guitars and some keyboards. Very calm and soothing ambient.
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IAMNOTHING -- "Absurdada" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 No Music Rex, Noise 017, (ltd. 21)
Field recordings from Boris Kurtanov (Monologue, Morbus Mundi, MNL9, Eisigwald, Anti-Verstand, etc. etc.). Life of Russian province, chain of home noises as if painting the picture of a usual day. An open window to nature, every minute something comes into live: summer storm, babble of birds, quiet voices of people used to quiet life where days look one like another. Dadaism and absurd suggested by the title are not really audible here (maybe only in some swashbuckling clownish claps and dance of the author himself), actually there's much more of heartfelt romanticism here, and thin voice of a flute in the last track sings that this is all eternal and nothing changes. We are the same as a thousand years before and our world is the same too. Time doesn't exist and all times are present here and now. A beautiful album, quiet, fresh and intelligent. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING -- "The Broken Music" -- CD-R -- €8
2015 Heart Shaped Box prod., HSB-093, (ltd. 15)
Radionoise. Double-sided full colour A5 cover.

IAMNOTHING -- "Der Ventilator" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Primitive post-dadaist noise made of dictaphone recordings of household electronics. "Der Ventilator" was the title of an early dadaist magazine. Slim-case. [YAOP]

Iamnothing -- "Live Noise Prayer 14.04.2016 A.D." -- CD-R -- €5
2016 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
True Orthodox ritual dark ambient / noise. [from the author]

Iamnothing -- "Morning Music For Soul - Live 14th April 2016 A.D." -- CD-R -- €5
2016 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Continuation of the series of primitive improvised concerts without audience, using preliminary recorded music or noise (in this case - guitar by Estas Tonne), radionoise and morning Orthodox prayer. [from the author]

Iamnothing -- "On the day of the Eucharist" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Orthodox noise.

IAMNOTHING -- "Sublimation Of Noise To Jesus Christ Pt. 2" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Half an hour mix of harsh-noise, HNW, ambient and prayers. Slim-case. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING -- "Sublimation Of Noise To Jesus Christ Pt. 3" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Christian noise ambient & misuque concrete with the recordings from a Lutheran chirch. Slim-case. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING -- "Teploelektrotsentral'" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Urban industrial field recordings. Pro-CD-R, slim box. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING -- "Take It As It Is" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Experimental art bruit Drone Ambient with political samples. Pro-CD-R, slim box. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING -- "Untitled Noise Session On Kazanskaya Night" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Experimental art bruit canvas with radionoise and multiple samples. Pro-CD-R, slim box. [YAOP]

Iamnothing / Himmelgrau -- split -- CD-R -- €5
2016 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 30)
Harsh Noise Wall / Radionoise.

IAMNOTHING & DN23rd -- "Pravoslavnaya Psikhiatriya" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Experimental art bruit collaboration from two masters of radionoise, full of samples and field recordings. Pro-CD-R, slim box. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING & Hal McGee -- "BorisHalofi" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 No Music Rex, Noise 016, (ltd. 25)
A collaboration of two experimental noise artists - Hal McGee from the US and Boris Kurtanov from Russia. Dadaism, musique concrete, field recordings, radionoise, samples, Siberian shamanic rituals. [YAOP]

IAMNOTHING & Hal McGee -- "BorisHalofi" -- CD-R -- €6
2015 CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)
Collaboration of two well-known experimental noise artists - Hal McGee from the United States and Boris Kurtanov from Russia. Dadaism, Musique Concrete, field recordings, radionoise, samples, Siberian shamans. Slim-box. [YAOP]

ICK -- "Les Hemorragies Nihilistes" -- CD -- €10
2001 Hau Ruck!, HR!25
First CD by this Frensh project this time with a more rhytmic & electronic tune! [label info]

Id Molotov -- "Mordance" -- CD -- €12
2007 Tesla, nT01, (ltd. 500)
Indiestate Distribution is proud to present the first release on its new label Tesla which will specialize in various genres of modern electronic music, especially in hard and extreme rhythm-oriented stuff from power noise and teknoize to TBM and industrial hardcore. The first release on the new label is the debut album of Id Molotov, the artist from Saint-Petersburg which is very well-known in Russia due to his numerous live gigs on the best extreme dancefloor events. Being a qualified butcher for a number of years, he learned to combine the professional brutality with soulful softness inside and to view the world with a bit of distance and a touch of humour. These personal traits continue in his music, where the harsh and cruel rhythms are united with the cold but soft keyboard pads, ironic samples and bizarre effects. "Mordance" is a hardcore slaughter with an intelligence inside, containing a bunch of smash driving tracks well deserving hard dancefloor DJ's attention. Recommended to the fans of Hands Production's most direct and extreme stuff. The CD is limited to 500 copies only, it comes in a full-colour fold-out digisleeve with an insert. Total time 74 min. [press-release]

Ierophania & Fanum -- "Escort Of Endless Summer" -- CD -- €9
2012 Radiodrone Records, RD-09, (ltd. 250)
The new chapter in the chronicle of the end of times. Ierophania (UFA Muzak, SkullLine) from Rostov-on-Don and Moscow based act Fanum (Valgriind, Radiodrone Rec.) gathered in order to convey their disturbing mystical revelation to us. Stepping "through the open reality" with them, you risk to gain the experience that is incompatible with your past life, to be in the midst of a tense battle between Madness and Faith. Here, on the border of physics and metaphysics, "the temple on the blood of Human" is dominates, from which we can hear snatches of spiritual songs, blending with the roar of infinity. The fragments that was ?ollected on the battlefields adds up to an apocalyptic picture. But the "Soldiers of prophecy" is coming closer, and the "heart inherit the eternity." [press-release]
[bandcamp]

If, Bwana -- "The Ice Moons" -- CD -- €10
2015 Nefryt, N 027, (ltd. 400)
A collection of 5 amazing "instrumental / structured drone" tracks, oscillating between contemporary music, experimental and electronics, immersed in a minimalist atmosphere. Performed on baritone sax, bowed hammer dulcimer, violin, alto clarinet & cello by different musicians (Al Margolis, with Steve Norton, Dan Joseph, Viv Corringham, Nathan Bontrager), and the human voice on one track... creates a special 'breathing' and organic atmosphere of almost cosmic music and disturbing drones. Ltd x 400 copies in an A5 gatefold cover. [Cold Spring]
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If, Bwana -- "Radio Slaves" -- CD -- €9
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv11), (ltd. 500)
Al Margolis hailed from the 1980s American cassette under- ground through his cassette label Sound Of Pig Music; he is co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, his music has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. Currently Margolis is also label manager for Deep Listening, Experimental Intermedia (XI Records), and Mutable Music. He has recorded and/or performed with Pauline Oliveros, Joan Osborne, Ellen Christi, Ulrich Krieger, Dave Prescott and Fred Lonberg-Holm, among others. In 2006 he performed at the 15th Brooklyn College Electroacoustic Music and the 6th Sonic Circuits DC festivals, had installations at Diapason in NYC and the Santa Fe Electro- acoustic Music festival, been commissioned by WDR Cologne, collaborated with video artist Katherine Liberovskaya on "Take- off", which has been shown internationally, and premiered "Three Songs in Search of a Voice", a "nohtopera" with MutaMYTHeatre (text and voice by Lisa Barnard). "Radio Slaves" album was recorded in 1986, when Margolis had just gotten the Casio sampler SK-1. It was cheap and easy to use, producing very short loops, probably only up to 4 seconds. Almost the entire recording uses that technology, loops completely populating the pieces. These works in particular make use of samples from the radio and vinyl as the main sound sources - the LP scratches heard on some of the tracks are meant to be there, as they are an integral part of this work. Originally issued as a limited edition cassette "Radio Slaves" on the Medicinal Tapes (France) in 1986, then re-issued on CDr by the Generator Sound Art (USA) in 2003, this album finally released on CD with some bonus tracks. Loopy and sampledelic, it will return the spirit of 80s into your ears. Great collage music from the pioneering american experimental sound project. [press release]
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Il Prato Dei Desideri -- "Mr. Bizzarre / Una Notte Nel Prato" -- 2 CD-R -- €12
2007 Blade Records, WMDA079, (ltd. 100)
A side-project of Urna, experimental industrial ambient from Italy.

Illusion Of Safety -- "Bridges Intact" -- CD -- €12
2010 Waystyx, WR 69, (ltd. 324)
New album of Illusion Of Safety was recorded preliminary with piano, guitar, electronics and sound processing devices. Abstract tonal and atonal improvisations share the sonic continuum with background drones, rasps and gentle noises, and they do it in highly unpredictable surreal way: mild "melodies" turn into energetic uneasy passages being interrupted by "concrete" sonic romp evolving into spatial drone and electronic landscapes... and all this whirl continues during the whole CD increasing the degree of abstractness and psychedelia as it moves towards the end, which is presented in a form of beautiful harmonic composition.
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Illusion of Safety -- "In Session" -- CD -- €13
2008 Waystyx, WR40, (ltd. 500)
Illusion Of Safety is one of the oldest post-industrial acts in the Americal musical underground, and in my opinion, of the most interesting projects ever. During 25 years of existence IOS have recorded a lot of various albums and their music has been changing a lot. Having passed through all the circles of industrial hell, Dan Burke has lost almost all his companions and remained alone. He hasn't released too many albums recently, and "In Session" released in 2008 has become a real surprise for me. I mean of course the fact of the release, because the highest quality of musical material and huge amount of pleasure while listening to it is guaranteed by any of IOS albums. "In Session" was recorded in 2007, the mastering was made by Thomas Dimuzio at Gench Music Studio. This is a very thorough and delicate work, an abstract performance in which synthetic and natural sounds mix in the most unusual combinations, when you really hold your breath to wait what's gonna be further. In 6 tracks of the album there are a lot of quiet microscopic sounds which whirl in front of the eyes like thoughts without rational content. They change into the smooth waves of melodic ambient, then to insane sampled collages which don't make you feeling relaxed keeping the constant tension. This shortening of the distance between contemplativeness and neural spasms has always been the trademark of IOS - it's interesting to watch how the musical structure transforms under the emotional passion hiding after each second of the track time, but not always going out. Separate compliments should be given to the artwork designer - you can observe the cover for a really long time being astounded by it's beauty. [Dmitry Vasilyev, Monochrome Vision]
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Illusion Of Safety -- "Probe" -- CD -- €10
1992/2010 Perdition Plastics, PER 012, (ltd. 500)
This is the first re-issue of Illusion of Safety's Probe since its only appearance in 1992. In a limited edition of 500 copies, Perdition Plastics is proud to reintroduce this notable work of contemporary composition. Veteran provocateurs, Illusion of Safety, examine an audio landscape found between youth and innocence, manufactured entertainment, and suburban complacency. Using a pastiche of field recordings and suggestively composed elements, Dan Burke and Jim O'Rourke strikingly capture ambivalence and their own personal interactions within this environment. Probe was one of several early, pinnacle works to foreshadow the unique and prolific audio fingerprint of renowned producer/player, Jim O'Rourke, when still a compositional student in Chicago. O'Rourke began working with Dan Burke's Illusion of Safety project in the early '90s, releasing three albums with the project. This release fits neatly into O'Rourke's recent issuing of forgotten and initial recordings. As the constant center of Illusion of Safety since 1983, Dan Burke has consistently edited and evolved more than 20 CDs from ambience to electronica, from sound collage to post-industrial noise. The complexity and restraint found within Probe marked a compelling new direction for Burke and a great many others influenced by his music. Illusion of Safety has been released by such labels as Die Stadt, Experimedia, Silent, Soleilmoon, Staalplaat, Tesco, and Waystyx among others. Collaborations include Cheer-Accident, Thomas Demuzio, Kevin Drumm, Ben Vida, and others. Probe will be of interest to those who enjoy Hafler Trio, Throbbing Gristle, Luc Ferrari, etc. [press-release]

Illusion Of Safety -- "Rules Of The Game" -- 3"CD -- €5
1994 eM 13n, M 1304073
An 18 minute audio collage, using computer cut-ups, piercing FM synthesis, drum lock-grooves, ambient tonal passages, hyper-reality field recordings, etc. [Forced Exposure]

Illusion Of Safety -- "Surrender" -- CD-R -- €5
2013 No Part Of It
Newest release by the strongly returned Chicago-based project, refining the more 'psychedelic' & experimental ambient/drone path known from the great 'Sweet Dreams' 10" - always boundary expanding, often pulsing & with unexpected changes & cuts; 8 carefully assembled and wonderfully complex tracks, using all kinds of field recodings & electronic sounds... almost 60 min. of material; professionally duplicated CD-R wtih full colour cover. [Drone Records]
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The Illusion of Silence -- "Black Rainbow" -- CD -- €7
2016 Sulphur Flowers, SF 8
Sulphur Flowers is proud to present you its another release which we hope will bring you no less delight that it has brought us. Hailing from Italy, the man behind the project, Luca Bonandini, is known for his devotion to Russia: he was noticed in numerous collaborations with several locally distinguished Russian dark folk artists like Jhonnie from Kratong and Alexey Popov from Sunset Wings, and they have surely paid back by contributing to the Black Rainbow... With his debut work Luca brings us the gift of his beautiful music that is bound to stun all the admirers of traditional first-wave dark folk music. Sounding in the best possible way that a hypothetical mix of Current 93 and Ataraxia would happen to be, the songs of TIoS are a bottomless sea of sorrowful yet warm and somehow comforting melancholy. This is a tale of beauty and sadness, of everything that is doomed to die and to be born again. This is the image of barren trees in winter covered by peaceful snow... Take a breath and join us in this journey. [label info]
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Imagho & Ultra Milkmaids -- "By Mail..." -- CD -- €10
2001 SSSM, SSSM-102, (ltd. 500)
COLLABORATION works, very ambient/melodic sound, Feeling of floating drifting electronics of atmosphere is ambient air space of characteristic. From France. [label info] A great CD for ambient / guitar drone lovers!

The Impossible Flower -- "Anthophobia" -- CD-R -- €9
2007 AFE Records, afe064lcd, (ltd. 100)
"Anthophobia" was supposed to be released one year earlier along with "Roots and Fruits" to showcase the other side of The Impossible Flower. Unfortunately we had to pospone this release until... now! In the meantime, The Impossible Flower has gained more and more a cult status due to a collection of previously self-released material that was compiled and published by Benbecula Records in their monthly Mineral Series. Just like "Roots & Fruits", all the tracks that appear on "Anthophobia" were recorded some time ago, when The Impossible Flower was still a solo project by Andrew David Daly. Clocking in at about 50 minutes, "Anthophobia" (...an abnormal and persistent fear or flowers...) consists of nine great carefully produced IDM tracks that compete with themselves to conquer the listeners' favour. A very difficult match since all of them stand out one way or the other... [label info]
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Impulsantwort & Telepherique -- "Bewegung Der Klangmasse" -- CD -- €5
2005 Theesonicabyss, CPS 0507, (ltd. 300)
Split-CD of two German projects - hyperactive electronic music literally swarming with events. Permanent splashes of frequency activity over deep bass sound-layers. More uneasy and impulsive by Impulsantwort, more calm and structured by Telepherique, but in general similar stylistically. Quality sound production.

In A Nutshell -- "Ultraviolet Test" -- CD -- €8
2005 Lagunamuch Community, LMC400 / KillKenny Rec., kk-001
In a Nutshell plays a melodious post-punk turning to eccentric grunge or unobtrusive ambient. All the members of the band are from Russia. The music of In a Nutshell is full of reflection, slump and November rain. In spite of the sensibility and the co-ordination of the musical stuff they're always looking for new sound and technics. The music has become more rhythmic, but it's still romantic and delicate all the same. Probably in their work musicians affirm the famous Hamlets phrase "O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space". [label info]
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In Meditarivm -- "The Great Limbo" -- CD -- €10
2010 Wrotycz Records, WRT 010, (ltd. 500)
In Meditarivm is an Ukrainian apocalyptic ritual & dark ambient project organized in 2000 by Olegh Kolyada known by his projects First Human Ferro, Ostarbeiter and Oda Relicta. The albums like “Les Fleurs du Mal” and “Uterus” outlined the old school approach of the project clearly influenced by highlights of Morthound, Ildfrost, ConSono or Archon Satani. "The Great Limbo" is based on the re-engineered early works selectively crafted anew in summer 2009 at Olegh's Oda Relicta home studio. An elusory history of the project proceeds with a special Wrotycz Records release. The record, accompanied by a talented artwork of Kati Astraeir, comes as a limited to 500 copies 4-panel UV-varnished digipack with a poster. [press-releases]

In Meditarium -- "Les Fleurs Du Mal" -- CD-R -- €6
2002 Soulworm Editions, Worm XVII, (ltd. 300)
Another fine incarnation of the almighty Ukrainian artists of the First Human Ferro fame. In Meditarium has that easily recognisable sound, but makes a few steps deeper into dark atmospere of decadent joys of an alienated human being. Some ritualistic influnces are to be heard (say Archon Satani in the 'Virgin Birth' period), the rudimetary melodies fulfill the whole setting. The lyrics deal with consensual aspects of love and completion on the one hand, pain and serenity on the other. James Joyce's lines (taken form 'Giacomo Joyce') constitute the final comment and an invocative epitafium to this masterpiece... [press-release]

In Scherben -- "Dort An Jenem Baume...." -- CD -- €10
2011 Lichterklang, LK003, (ltd. 500)
After "Erlkönige" (2008) and "Ostrakon" (2009), IN SCHERBEN release their third album, "Dort an jenem Baume", which is their first release on "Lichterklang". While the two preceding albums were marked by the struggle for a distinctive identity, "Dort an jenem Baume" is not just the result of their acquired musical maturity, but, above all, an affectionate commitment to the concept of "Heimat", which can be experienced in Maren's and Lars's lyrics, but also in their musical interpretations of poems by Eichendorff, Nikolaus Lenau and Gottfried Benn and was inspired by their move from Leipzig to the Swiss Alpine republic. What elsewhere is often nothing but a common neofolk stereotype, a romantically idealised understanding of the homeland and its cultural and social origins, is transformed into a groundbreaking declaration of love, dedicated to one's own roots. Be it the Ruhr Valley, which is lyrically glorified in "Horizonte" or "Sachsenland", IN SCHERBEN's musical versatility and sparkling instrumentations are far from being restricted to cliches of the genre, but open up new horizons of classically inspired neofolk. Thus, they continue the tradition of strongly influential artists of the genre, such as Forseti or Dies Natalis, focused on the essential and united in their consciousness of the virtues of an honestly and deeply experienced affinity with nature and cultural achievement. [label info]
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iN sCissorS -- "Orbis Terrarum Requiem" -- CD -- €10
2009 Zoharum, ZOHAR 008-2
"Orbis Terrarum Requiem" in brief means "The World's Requiem" or "The Earth's Requiem" and in the case of this album the second explanation given fits better to its concept and thematology. It is a requiem for the destruction that has befallen Earth/Nature inflicted by humans. It describes a world deserted and the only inhabitants are life forms that used to dwell beneath the Earth's surface even long before the Nature's fall and they still do after it... An excellent follow-up to 'The Veratrine Evangelicum', more structured and mature. An album that will grow on you after a few listens. For fans of Sanctum, Mental Destruction, Sui Generis Umbra, Bisclaveret, Dead Man's Hill. [label info]

In Slaughter Natives -- "Insanity & Treatment" -- 3 CD -- €27
2011 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-15, (ltd. 999)
The bloody awaited new release from Swedish cult band! Seven years of silence and now is the time to be back… Indeed, Jouni Havukainen never released his records too often, for over 20 years of existence, ISN did not release neither singles, (except for split 7" with Voice Of Hate) nor miniCDs, but have produced five full-length albums, each of which is an approachless peak in the history of dark music. Insanity & Treatment, is a collection of group's live performances in a luxurious packaging, the best of them have been carefully selected and remastered personally by the author. You'll find the legendary radio recording of Mort Aux Vaches, Concerts in Madrid, France, Prague and in Moscow. The record is featured by Tomas Pettersson (Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio), Kathleen Binder, Peter Andersson (raison d'etre) and Peter Andersson (Deutsch Nepal)! The famous musician and one of the best designers of the modern Industrial scene - Jerome Nougaillon (Propergol, Cosmos Entropy, Old Iron Fence, Sea-Green Series, Vargtimmen, Wrong Number) engaged in artistic design, his work makes an already unique publication, a true piece of art! [press-release]
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In The Nursery -- "Cause + Effect" -- CD -- €10
2002/2007 Shadowplay Records, SPR 042
"We are never aware of a cause in the creative process until it becomes an effect." A unique collection of specially commissioned and exclusive remixes of material from throughout In The Nursery's 20 year back catalogue. Contributing artists include - Faith & The Muse, Attrition, Assemblage 23, And Also The Trees, Chandeen, Haujobb, Electronium, Flesh Field, Ivan Iusco & Seize. 'Cause + Effect' is intended to highlight the interactive, inspirational and motivating nature of music. IN THE NURSERY include their own special interpretation of the classic Joy Division track 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. [press-release]
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In The Nursery -- "Era" -- CD -- €6
2007 Shadowplay Records, SPR 041
Prolific creators of sensuous soundscapes, IN THE NURSERY have returned with 'Era', an album exploring the themes of architecture, urban decay, and regeneration. But such is twins Klive and Nigel Humberstone's emphatic feel for their subject matter, this seems like it is less about buildings than something more vital. A picture of the city as a living organism - growing, dying, being reborn. The story of civilisation. A full, almost bombastic, sound driven by trademark militaristic drumming and strings pull against gothically spectral vocals to serve as a vision of strength beset by war, weakness and fate. With Massive Attack's Sarah Jay Hawley singing on three tracks, including the pathos-dripping 'Tempered Wings', 'Era' is fragile yet beautiful and strong yet sweet. [Rock Sound]

Inade -- "Aldebaran" -- CD -- €10
1996/2007 Cold Spring, CSR13CD
The masters of Black Ambient! "Aldebaran" is the black sun of the secret knowledge. This work focuses on the German Vril society myths of 'Aldebaran', from which universal spirituality is said to originate. One hour of immense walls of dark, brooding atmospherics, pulsating anthems of the universal power, mixed with themes of heritage and history. The ultimate document of deep and cavernous dark ambient. [press-release] Third edition.
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Inade -- "Aldebaran" -- CD -- €7
1996/2001 Cold Spring, CSR13CD
The masters of Black Ambient! "Aldebaran" is the black sun of the secret knowledge. This work focuses on the German Vril society myths of 'Aldebaran', from which universal spirituality is said to originate. One hour of immense walls of dark, brooding atmospherics, pulsating anthems of the universal power, mixed with themes of heritage and history. The ultimate document of deep and cavernous dark ambient. [press-release] Second edition.
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Inade -- "Burning Flesh" -- CD -- €7
1993/2007 Loki Foundation, LOKI 24
Due to the big interest we decided to re-release the legendary "Burning Flesh" material from 1993 with all the bonus material that appeared already on the limited CD-Version in 2000 in a new sympathically remastered version done at Secretlab in June 2007. The soundscape is a pitch-black ambience in which peculiar sounds scramble about, ignites a rising wave of gloom, driven by the slow clatter of tribal hooves upon unearthly terrain. [press-release]
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Inade -- "Samadhi State" -- CD -- €7
2006/2008 Loki Foundation, LOKI 41
A Japanese edition of collected studio works from the last years, recorded during several sessions and rehearsals at the Light Channel. Remixed, re-constructed and re-edited in 2005. This release was accompaning the Spring Equinoxe concert in Tokyo and is now available outside of Japan as well. "Samadhi State" is illuminating the space of reality and the luminous arcs of dreams. Samadhi is a over-conscious experience that lies beyond waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. The realisation made in Samadhi is numinous realisation. A perfect condition in vigil, a condition of absolute consciousness. It is the final goal of everything and the highest form of self-possession, in the sense of collecting all the faculties of the constitution towards reaching union or quasi-union, long or short in time as the case may be, with the divine-spiritualÅ Life in the spirit is not fading. If the restrictions of the empirical being are exceeded, the universal life is intensified. The life becomes cosmical and even hypercosmical. The Samadhi State is neither guards nor dreams it is the fourth dimension, where the infinite eternity prevails. [press-release]
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Inami, Sunao -- "Delayed" -- CD -- €12
2004 Electr-ohm, TCCD-20041
Sunao Inami's music's main strength lies in repetition, but where the "poison" lies is different every time: electronics, glitch, techno, noise, ambient; the result of recent years of progression, digression and collaboration from which he's gained impetus, irritation and motivation. By soaking up these sensations, he has arrived at his most recent sound. Inami embraces the thrill of improvisation on the Powerbook G4 and the feeling of tension and composition from the newest DSP recording methods and any and every editing process. For "Delayed" he used a Waldorf synth for hardware, and mainly Reaktor 4, Live, Spark, Logic 6 and Protools for software. Otherwise spoons and other kitchen utensils. [label info]
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Inami, Sunao -- "An Impulse of Acoustic" -- CD -- €12
2005 Electr-ohm, TCCD-20051
The music made by improvisation sound sketch and cut up, after that editing and constituting that it same method of his album "DELAYED", but a greatly different matter from before is the following, the multiple use of the irregular beats by the samples chopped up by filtering and Granular synthesis especially with a complicated thing characteristic this time. The sounds influence from IDM and glitch or electronica stuff of these days, and also German electronics or experimental of the 70s and the early '80s industrial music. Sunao used NI Reaktor 4, Absynth, Ableton Live 4, Waldorf synthesizers mainly. [label info]
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Inapt -- "Inaptology Part II" -- CD -- €14
2001/2002 Antigroove, Antigroove1

Incapacitants -- "Mon, Ma? Mon!!!" -- CD -- €10
2012 Triangle, TR-50 / Cerosene / Outcry Records, (ltd. 500)
Continuing celebration of their recent 30-year anniversary iconic Japanese band INCAPACITANTS presents a new gift for their devotees. The newest CD contains 60 minutes of exhausting psychedelic kind of noise. Inedible mush made of whistling feedback and drilling high frequencies. Cumbersome, nasty debris of harsh noise. Digisleeve CD. [label info]
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Incinerator International -- "Head On" -- CD -- €10
2004 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 067
Incinerator International is a collaborative project between: US noisemaster John Balistreri (Slogun) and Swedish multi-musician Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk (MZ. 412, Folkstorm, HH9, etc). Highly distorted, disturbed and menacing, this soundtrack for every girls nightmare is finally unleashed to rip your speakers apart! Soundwise you will recognize the frantic vocals that Slogun is known for, but this time the musical backdrop is more of a dirty Folkstorm-ish nature. This is the future of power electronics! Kneel before your masters! YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO ASPECT! [press-release]

Incorporeal Consciousness -- "Demoscapes" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Spermodeath Records, SD-05, (ltd. 100)
Irreality sounds, creaking doors from the outside. Meditations of spaces of the incorporeal consciousness, the remote rustle of other and cold lips of death. The reckless jump in a black tunnel - somewhere there far shivers a pupil, absolute emptiness, fear of eternity. Starting fingers in the incorporeal. Experiments for all and for anybody. Style: drone ambient, dark lo-fi experimental. Form: cd-r / cardboard package with inserts. [label info]
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Indigo Larvae -- "Abandoned to Despair" -- CD -- €9
2007 Steinklang Industries, SK 42, (ltd. 500)
This is a new project of STAHLWERK 9 with a even darker and far more aggressive and sinister atmosphere. Created in the ultimate depth of hell these 9 symphonies of misanthrophy, despair and self-mutilation hold the key to carnage and suicide. Listen to it, and start to squirm…you are never alone! A new shadow has appeared in the black forests of Death Industrial to blot all your hopes out. But beware: this is not the end! It is just a beginning. - a new revelation for BRIGHTER DEATH NOW addicts! [label info]
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Individual Industry -- "Twenty Years In One Hour" -- CD -- €10
2011 Other Voices Records, VOX4CD, (ltd. 500)
Individual Industry has started it's musical activities in 1987 as solo project of Alex Twin. In 1990 Maurizio Bonito and Lilian Vaz joined the band and six months later they released their first official demo tape called 'Apology'. They did more than 30 concerts between 1991-1997 and got lots of European radio plays. Band's music ranges from melancholic ethereal wave pop in best 4.A.D. traditions to trip-hop and synth-pop tunes mixed up with elements of Brazilian traditional music, making Individual Industry's sound something special. Catching melodies, lush arrangements, sensual female voice and dreamy atmospheres brought the band lots of fans and positive reviews around the globe. Over the past two decades the band took a part in dozen compilations, recorded two critically acclaimed albums, one MCD and extra limited (100 units or so) 2xCDR collection of rarities out in 2003 on Alex's own Wave Records. Other Voices bring you an essential collection of musical pearls, rarities, re-mixes and new stuff, all the best the band has recorded during its more than twenty years career. Now join their sentimental journey through the dreamfields! [press-release]

Indra -- "Seven Mortal Sins" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT13, (ltd. 92)
Conceptual Death Industrial / Power Electronics album inspired by the concept of seven deadly sins. Sound was created from processed recordings of real manufacturing equipment, to be compared with best projects of Italian PE school, like Atrax Morgue and N. The disc is packed in a 5" flexi disc package and comes with 4 double-sided inserts with pictures for each track. [label info]

Indra -- "Taste the Poison" -- CD-R -- €3
2007 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT11, (ltd. 99)
Toxic Power Electronics. Totalitarism, overload of venomous frequencies, clanks of carriages, barking of guard dogs, orators' calls, hiss of sprayers in gas chambers, yperite fog over trenches and momentary collapse in the end. We should note the sound separately - ideal combinations of power and lo-fi, worth of best works in genre. Handmade package of mirror-like plastic with roughly burnt logo. Limited to 99 copies. [press-release]

Indra -- "Through the Cold Wells" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT12, (ltd. 100)
Second full-length album of Indra was being prepared for several years. First track was recorded in 2001, looks like this is the earliest recording by Indra, second was created in 2003 on the ruins of a building bombed during WWII, third was recorded in 2002. Noise ambient, mainly linear, but in the 2nd track more cyclic... many sounds for this album were recorded in wells. The disc contains a video-clip made by >o< for Indra on the ruins of a mysterious street in Lagoda. Cold and dampness. Big full-cover sleeve with inserts. [press-release]

Indra & Tchernoblyad -- "Collaboration" -- 3"CD-R -- €4
2007 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT09, (ltd. 35)
Psychedelic Drone Noise Ambient. Traditional St. Petersburg's sound, waves of spreading space sounds alternate with explosions of sub-bass rumble. Live digital collaboration without processings and overdubs. 35 copies in slim-boxes with hand-made plastic cover and a sticker. [label info]

Indra / YAO 91404 D -- "Khibinogorsk" -- 2x3"CD-R + MC -- €14
2011 YAOP, YAOP 046, (ltd. 31)
The long-avaited second part of the series dedicated to during expeditions and walks. The city of Khibinogorsk (now Kirovsk) was built on Kola peninsula, among Khibiny mountains in the late 1920s - early 1930s by "special migrants" (agrarians who were exiled from Central Russia during Stalin's collectivisation). The nucleus of the city was Apatite-nepheline concentrating factory ANOF-1 - the first enterprise of such a kind which was intended to let USSR get rid of necessity to import chemical fertilizers. In 1931 Khibinogorsk recieved a status of city and the factory started its work. In December 1939 a giant building of railway station was opened. It had splendid interior with parquetry, marble walls and bronze chandeliers and received trains from Moscow and Leningrad. But gradually the importance of the city went down, it gave its role away to the neighbour city of Apatity which was esatblished in 1959 12 kilometers far from Khibinogorsk. In the 60-s direct trains between Kirovsk and the capitals were abolished, in the late 80s the railway station was abandoned, in early 90s same happened with the factory. Nowadays the city is significant only with ski resorts and monumental ruins... A collaboration release between two industrial projects includes a disc with live recording of performance / live without audience at ANOF-1; a cassette with a studio album asembled exclusively from recordings made there with analogue tape recorder; a disc which includes almost 200 historical pictures of Khibinogorsk and a scanned book about the city from 1933 and a photo insert. [press-release]

Indu Mezu -- "Opus" -- CD-R -- €5
2007 Cold Graey, MF09, (ltd. 57)
Tape was recorded in the end of 1997, beginning of 1998. Remastered in 2007. No computers used in recording. Hardware: two tape decks, broken guitar, lo-fi mics, CASIO M-100, various handmade stuff and tapes, tapes, tapes. [label info]
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Infamis -- "Upiór - Qualis Rex, Talis Grex" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Beast Of Prey, bop 2.0, (ltd. 333)
Neoclassic dark ambient with vivacious melodies and gregorian chorales. Stylish artwork made in a form of a A5-formatted booklet with thematic pictures and texts.
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The Infant Cycle -- "Left Ear Revolt (Mysterious Disco 2009-2012)" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 The Ceiling, CEIL035
Collecting recent EP, rare and unreleased tracks into one package, we have here a selection of the more recent manifestations of the subconscious-electro-acoustic-rock-drone-clatter that has been spilling out of the dilapidated ceiling headquarters. As The Infant Cycle rapidly approaches its twentieth anniversary with a regularly expanding discography of obscure and sometimes confusing releases, this travelogue may be the best introduction for the uninitiated, and a good way for older listeners to catch up on the project's new directions. [press-release]
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The Infant Cycle -- "A Mysterious Disc" -- CD-R -- €7>
2009 The Ceiling, CEIL032
The very first "mysterious disc" in the series by the Canadian project The Infant Cycle, containing remixed tracks collected throughout the whole projects discography, and also some previously unreleased material. Packed in white cardboard sleeve with no text info at all. 6 tracks, 45 minutes.

The Infant Cycle -- "Remote" -- CD-R -- €8
EE Tapes, ET 74, 2nd edition, (ltd. 60)
Comprised of three long tracks, this is the more "difficult" side of the project. Constant changes in texture, sudden contrasts, rhythms that flex and contract, and structures that reveal themselves as something very different than what they seemed on the surface - not background music.

The Infant Cycle -- "The Sand Rays" -- CD -- €10
2009 Diophantine Discs, n = 20, (ltd. 500)
We're happy to introduce the new full-length record from The Infant Cycle. The Sand Rays is to be played from the outside to the center, from whichever edge you choose. The Sand Rays is pinball rhythm reverberations from sliced vinyl record playout grooves, gravelly surface vibrations. The Sand Rays is exploiting broken cords, near-empty batteries, half-broken equipment. We loved it and think you will too. Just be prepared to be a bit more confused when it is all over, but don't worry: you'll be too busy wiping that silly grin off your face because you had such a fun time... The Infant Cycle, active since 1992, is the brainchild of Jim DeJong. He has released material on such labels as Drone, EE Tapes, Hands, Moloko+, Afe, Zhelezobeton, Blade, Abgurd, and his own The Ceiling. Additionally he is a former member of Mind Skelp-cher and (as The Infant Cycle) has collaborated with numerous artists including Aidan Baker, Orphx, and Dronaement. [press-release]
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The Infant Cycle -- "Trialism - Clear Shapes Stereo" -- 2 x 3"CD-R -- €9
2009 Abgurd, AB-47, (ltd. 100)
Reissue of the "clear forms" lathe cuts that were released by The Ceiling in 2002, 2003 & 2004, and B-sides of those that were put online by mp3-label Sonus in 2005. [label info]
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The Infant Cycle / The Ancient Tapes of Indu Mezu -- "In Between and in Both Sides in the Same Time" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Cold Graey, MF18, (ltd. 57)
Jim DeJung and Swill Klitch reworks each other's sources. 22" of very strange sounds. The Infant Cycle source: Strange unpredictable noises that Alesis USB interface makes when Mac G4 is in sleep mode. TATo Indu Mezu works: Sampled to cassette tape with various speeds and manual manipulations, cutted, looped, digitized back and mixed. TATo Indu Mezu source: An old computer reel from a wardrobe-sized ones. Stolen at the secret Soviet aircraft plant. The tape was about 4 times wider than cassette player head so it was pressed and regulated by hands and sometimes passed manually. The Infant Cycle manipulations: Reworked with no added instrumentations. At one point there were sources stored on tape 4-track, mini-disc 4-track, DAT, and the hard drive. It came out very fragmented, and "voices" appeared. [press-release]
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The Infant Cycle / Antmanuv -- "Periodical III" -- 3"CD-R -- €4
2006 The Ceiling, CEIL031, (ltd. 80)
THE INFANT CYCLE presents more "Unrelated Work Tapes" - part of series of that is both deeply interconnected (to other parts and future and past Infant Cycle tracks), yet can be heard on their own. Like much of the Ceiling catalogue, what is seemingly chaos later reveals itself as something else, and features much of the Infant Cycle's uneasy balance between abrasive textures, and quiet meditation - a balance often on the verge of tipping over. Over the past few years, ANTMANUV has created a diverse body of work in many different mediums. On this release, he has contribued a piece of wholly organic sound, a dense and growing entity of everyday sounds propelled into a hypnotic sphere of the familiar moved into unfamiliar territory. [label info]

The Infant Cycle / Davison, Jared -- "Periodical I" -- 3"CD-R -- €6
2005, The Ceiling, CEIL029
A new series of mini-CDR budget priced split-releases between The Infant Cycle and other artists operating inthe underground world of Southern Ontario. In the first installment, The Infant Cycle provides a crackly amalgam of previously released and unused material, prepared in a stew of ambiguous vibes. Davison (the founder of the infamous Mind Skelpcher), takes the crackle even further into the heart of your favourite record's worn grooves. Challenging listening for those who need it... [label info]

The Infant Cycle / UPhold -- "Our Past Present (Now Then)" -- 2x3"CD-R -- €9
2007 Afe Records, afe086mcd, (ltd. 100)
Experimental. Jim DeJong (The Infant Cycle) and Muffy St. Bernard (UPhold) are pleased to be partnered with each other for "Our Past Present (Now Then)". Their friendship dates back to the early '90s Canadian experimental tape scene, and they have worked together on occasion. The Infant Cycle was begun in 1992 by Jim DeJong, as a 21st birthday present to himself. Since then he has steadily created a large number of releases working with both "musical" and "non-musical" objects to create soundscapes that don't easily fit ready-made descriptions. UPhold was formed by Muffy St. Bernard in 1993, growing out of early-morning radio experiments on CKMS, the University of Waterloo's campus station. Those experiments were honed in the group Mindsculpture (a.k.a. Mind-skelp-cher) and have matured over time. His music has been released through his own label, Dangermuff Enterproses, and through Jim DeJong's The Ceiling. "Unrelated Work Tapes 7/7/04" by The Infant Cycle is a new chapter in his series of aural collages based on his own past, present, future and non-existant releases, where he explores the wide possibilities offered by manipulation / juxtaposition of different portions of audio materials taken out of their original context. The four UPhold tracks include assorted synthesizers, field recordings, found sounds and voices, metal percussions and other low-budget electronic paraphernalia used to create very complex and cinematic experimental music... [label info]
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Infestation -- "Second Souffle" -- CD -- €12
2013 Steinklang Industries, SK74, (ltd. 300)
Five years in the making, the new INFESTATION album "Second Souffle" is now finally available on Steinklang records. After the debut album "Bastion Intouchable (2008)", the French-Canadian martial industrial attack is back! On this new release, violence is now at it's peak. Complex orchestral phrasing is mixed with devastating war drums and destructive vocals. "Second Souffle" is a unique martial industrial album, a paroxysm of affirmative cultural resistance. It's a firm statement against globalisation and the hypocrisy of multiculturalism. The album also explore the themes of sentimental nihilism and the duality of life and death. This is a must have for all fans of Von Thronstahl, Derniere Volonte, Triarii, In Slaughter Natives, Arditi or early Der Blutharsch. [press-release]

Infra Red Army -- "EnTrails" -- CD -- €11
2007 Laton, Laton 037
Under this playful moniker there is the ukrainian project appeared for the first time on the "Polyvox Populi" CD released in 2003 by Nexsound label. Another track was included in the "Culmination" compilation released by Laton, so here is it, the debut album released in 2006, also by this austrian label. The material presented here is very close to ambient music, but based not on sustained drones rather on various sounds and samples interweaved into multi-layered almost static soundscapes. One thing to be recognized here for sure is guitar (Dmitry Soroka is the classically-trained guitarist). The music has some distinctive features like melancholic mood, downtempo timeframe and very subtle emotional organization, revealing the sort of dramatic plots behind the steady sound images. Eleven tracks with strange and intriguing titles like "NocTurn" and "OptiMystique" will help you to make one step forward to understand the enigmatic ukrainian soul. [Dmitry Vasilyev, Independent Electronic Music]
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Inhalant -- "Save Our Souls" -- CD -- €10
2010 Syzmic Records, syzmic06, (ltd. 250)
A hidden hand wipes the tears and hidden fears as god looks away. New CD release from the highly respected Texas based project. This time INHALANT kicks up almost 40minutes of harsh industrial noise. A slow grinding death taking its grip on a society oblivious to the obvious. [label info]
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Initial Chaos -- "Ego Splitting" -- CD -- €6
2010 Nihil Art Records, NAR 003, (ltd. 500)
Sombre synth / darkwave with screaming "black" vocals and sophisticated existentialist lyrics on russian. [label info]
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Inner Vision Laboratory -- "Austeros" -- CD -- €10
2015 Zoharum, ZOHAR 092-2, (ltd. 300)
”Austeros” is the third album of Inner Vision Laboratory, an ambient project of Karol Skrzypiec, on Zoharum following ”Future Chaos” (2011) and ”Perpetua” (2012), and two collaborative releases ”Decline” (2010) with Hoarfrost and ”Ambit” (2014) with Nepenthe. On the new album "Austeros" the artist unite sounds from the surrounding reality. The meanings and references do not illustrate or deconstruct as usual, but allow completely new musical beings to peal out, torn alive from random, lost radio broadcasts, the cacophony of everyday life, or unspecified ether. "Austeros" is an album that allows the individual to enjoy the sounds, served with reverence, which, thanks to its minimal consequences reverberate with the strength. The more they strike, the more you get into this kind of futuristic world, disappearing faster and faster into oblivion. Once again IVLAB shows that the form is a useful tool in overturning established routines... to build on their ashes a message sent to sublime senses. The CD is housed in an ecopak sleeve and is strictly limited to 300 copies. The cover was designed by Ewa Skrzypiec. [press-release]
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Inoue, Tetsu -- "World Receiver" -- CD -- €10
1996/2006 Infraction, INFX 015, (ltd. 800)

Insphera -- "Shape" -- CD-R -- €7
2003 Terra Inferna, TinF 001
Classic old school dark ambient - omnious atmosphere, industrial noises and distant percussion, smooth electronics and echoes of working factories. Musical walk through the abandoned industrial territories.

Instant Movie Combinations -- "Dreams Frozen / Boiled" -- 2 CD-R -- €9
2006 Misfake Studio, mf03, (ltd. 57)
A hobby-horse of IMC has always been static music for which you have to have special perception tuning - don't expect that you'll be carried away by melodies or unusual collages or some other evident tricks, here you should let your attention creep inside the depth of sound, feel it's texture by ear. And then minimalistic static fields unfold in flowing layers of constantly transforming waves. First disk is really cold, more "digital" and heartless in feeling; second one is more warm and shaggy, wheezy and distorted. Very good and interesting work.

Instant Movie Combinations -- "9Ymbo" -- CD-R -- €8
2006 Abgurd Subdivision, AB-19
Debut album from the project coming from Novosibirsk, Russia. IMC plays noise drone ambient and promises to become one of the openings of this year. Static and elastic dissociating layers of sonic waves. Imagine Klaus Wiese's "Ruh" but performed completely with digital technologies, add "life-enhancing" analogue hisses and crackles a la Galakthorrö and you'll probably get the image. "Once you remember..." [press-release]

Instant Movie Combinations / Closing The Eternity / Kromeshna -- split -- CD -- €9
2012 Radiodrone Records, RD-08, (ltd. 250)
The unique split work from three siberian acts from Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Kamensk-Uralskiy. Together, Swill Klitch aka Instant Movie Combinations, 121 aka Closing The Eternity and Vitaly Maklakov aka Kromeshna raised a not of human making monument of drone / noise ambient. Static drones of electrified spaces envelops the consciousness by a thick, colorless cold, and dense and harsh sound that slowly moving in a tight vacuum. The universe is divided into hundreds of unexplored worlds are born and die and re-merge, and IMC, CTE, and Kromeshna just dispassionately record the stages of this perpetual process. [press-release]
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Institut -- "Live Like Traitors, Die Like Traitors" -- CD -- €12
2003 Cold Meat Industry, cmi106
Allow yourself to remember the sixties for a moment, a world full of ideals, protesters and national secrecy. Steaming masses, no repents, frightful threats. Influenced by political regulation, dramatic borderlines and acute strife, Institut claim their view of disorder with nine throbbing new radical outbursts. The sound presented here has a narrower approach than before, tending to even more monotony, though no compromises has been made in intensity levels. Full of splendid hate for one and all. Feel the presence and keep your head held high. So, no more dancing folks, this is serious business. Chew stone, fuel for fistfights, instead of your daily falafel. Explore new ground. There's a lot to change. [press-release]
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Institution D.O.L. -- "With Her I Had Some Tropical Feelings" -- CD -- €10
2005 Steinklang Industries, SKD 09, (ltd. 500)
The new masterpiece from Austria's obscure-electronic act no.ONE! This musical mixture between rhythmic noise sequences, psychedelic melodies and ambient/hypnotic patterns treats the untold story of Madame I. and M. (the man behind INSTITUTION D.O.L.). Listen and be part of a psychoacoustic trip through romantic storytales, disturbed by violence, brutal sex and the sound of a chainsaw! The perfect soundtrack for your private S/M-party; reminds a little to Cosey Fanni Tutti's masterpiece "Time to tell". [label info]
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Insub Meta Orchestra -- "Archive #1" -- CD -- €9
2011 Insubordinations, insubcd04
Free Improvisation orchestra.

Interior Disposition -- "Blood & Scars" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 InterioRepertoR, IR11
Tracks included in this album were recorded in various moments between 2007 and 2011, united by mastering made in 2012. Science fiction driven space ambient will all genre attributes: electromagnetic signals, textured background noises, paddy synth lines and simple but effective melodies.

Interior Disposition -- "Cranium Vult: Unreleased & Rarities 2003-2013" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 InterioRepertoR, IR12, (ltd. 150)
A collection of previously unreleased tracks of this Russian project from the last decade. Space ambient with trademark "rustling" sound and minor consonances, quite resembling Bad Sector of "Polonoid" period, but with more minimalistic and abstract atmosphere, sometimes with rough rhythmical constructions.

Interior Disposition -- "From Autumn..." -- CD-R -- €7
2011 InterioRepertoR, IR08, (ltd. 100)
New album of this Moscow based project envelops the listener with sorrowful drones and uncomplicated melodies, immersing into autumnal melancholy. [label info]

Interior Disposition (ID) -- "Starvision Fields" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 InterioRepertoR, ir01, (ltd. 150)
The new release from the Moscow-based project ID. "This album can be understood as attempt to clear a sound up to transparent weightlessness, uniting structural features "Galaxys" and "Astrohelix". The decision of this problem was promoted also by presence of the new equipment. All album can be broken into conditional four parts. 1. The introduction (composition Deep Green): a moonlight night, the person goes on the central strip of hayway; 2. studying of space (all short tracks: RATAN, COS-B, EXOSAT, IUE, VLA): the person looks not on carried by automobiles, and lifts the person to the sky; 3. sight of space (Ectasia Of The Red, B26 Orion, M31 Andromeda, Metanic Ice, Andromeda Will Back!): the abyss peers, but as a matter of fact it is a part of internal geography of the person + the ending" [artist info]
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Interior Disposition & Sister Loolomie -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Still*Sleep, CDR12
A collaboration between two Russian projects. The united sonic field of these 4 tracks harmonically meld together the characteristic features of both projects: hallucinogenic digital rasps and bright melancholic guitar tunes from Sister Loolomie and universal scale atmospheres of Interior Disposition. As a result we have beautiful and deep space ambient / drone.

Intrinsic Action -- "II" -- CD -- €10
1987/2004 BloodLust!, B!046
"Aggressive and fully adrenalised Power Electronics / Extreme Noise feedback and 'sado-electronics' from a project of Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded). All tracks have been digitally remastered for CD." [Cold Spring] American-style PE back from 1986!

Intrinsic Action -- "Bad Jack" -- CD -- €10
1988/2003 BloodLust!, B!044
Re-mastered re-release of the fourth I.A. cassette, originally issued in 1988 on Arbeit Recordings. With bonus tracks [live + SCTL] and new photographs and artwork. 71 minutes. [label info]

Intrinsic Action -- "Five" -- CD -- €10
1988/2004 BloodLust!, B!048
"Aggressive and fully adrenalised Power Electronics / Extreme Noise feedback and 'sado-electronics' from a project of Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded). All tracks have been digitally remastered for CD." [Cold Spring] American-style PE back from 80-s!

Invisible Front -- "Interferences And Time" -- CD -- €9
2007 Indie-ziert, IZ.03, (ltd. 477)

Invisible Hand -- "Babalon" -- CD-R -- €6
2008 YAOP, YAOP 033, (ltd. 23)
Neoritual music. First worthy Russian answer to the works of such bands as Ain Soph, Psychic TV, AIT! and Mushroom's Patience. Simple esoteric music, mesmerizing voice and allusions to the legacy of Crowley and Miguel Serrano. The single contains one song in studio and demo versions. Handmade cardboard cover A5, insert with information and three texts. [press-release]

IOIOI -- "Sleeping: Awaken Visions" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Ikuisuus, IS-045
IOIOI approaches here the possibility of witnessing the flux of sound-emotions.... through the breathing of a passive mind. What is left when the body-mind is almost sleeping yet awake?.... Each track acts as a perceptive pleat; time affecting. It asks for time. All the process is improvisation, however it may sound as composition, here and there..... "If you fall asleep while you listen to…that's very good. When you wake up sounds are ended. What's left?".... Love, .... [label info]

Ion And Sophus -- "The First Step towards the Abyss..." -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Still*Sleep, cdr1
One more project from the Exit In Grey / Five Elements Music company - created by Sergey [S] and [D]iona. Stylistically it's almost the same: totally calm atmospheric ambient woven from mainly processed field recordings and smooth synth tunes.

Ion And Sophus -- "Love of One" -- CD -- €10
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 050, (ltd. 300)
Soundtrack of deep serenity dissolved in the relentless whispers of the waves. The play of light, illuminating the rocky shore, awaiting the twilight chill. A little warmth and relaxation with a little bit of melancholy. Sound mood, which came from the past, and waiting in the wings for 8 years. All of this accommodates in new Ion & Sophus CD - "Love Of One". 2 sizzling and flickering waves of sonic paintings, imbued with light and a little bit sad & slow melodic passages, recessed in deep reverberations. This music is dedicated on Hope. Hope that everyone has their own, hopes that have come true or not justified, the hope that sometimes moves us on our life path of. "Love Of One" has absorbed something close to meditation, something close and unknown at the same time. Something that we propose to discover each of you! [label info] Side-project of Exit In Grey.
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Ion And Sophus -- "Mini Mum" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Still*Sleep, CDR03
Second album, recorded by Sergey [S] (Exit In Grey, Sister Loolomie, Five Elements Music) under the name of Ion And Sophus. Three minimalistic lo-fi compositions created with the use of processed field recordings and calm synthesizer lines. Third track is recorded in collaboration with Russian musician and writer Maxim Tioulenev.

Ion And Sophus -- "Three" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Still*Sleep, CDR10
Third album of lo-fi ambient project of Sergey [s], just as gentle and fairy as previous two.

Ion & Sophus -- "Transit Station" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 InterioRepertoR, Ir05, (ltd. 100)
New album by one of the projects of Sergey [S] (Exit In Grey, Sister Loolomie, Candyman & Evil Flowers, etc.) deals with the theme of railroad stations, so close to the heart of any Russian man. First long track (nearly 29 minuites) - samples of traffic controllers and recordings of rail station stmospheres interlaced in mild yet persistent substance, balancing between melody and drone, merging altogether into an unhurried ambiental soundscape. Second track features same kind of melody combined with wave-like celestial noise creating more active and cosmic feeling.

Irij -- "s/t" -- CD EP -- €7
2009 Ahnstern, Ahnstern 42
IRIJ is a one-woman-folk project brought to life by Eluveitie violinist Meri Tadic in autumn 2006. Her compositions range from mere instrumentals all the way to a cappella songs. It's a journey through a Slavic soul devoted to tradition and sincerity. IRIJ is mentioned in Slavic mythology with almost oppositional meanings. Its the celestial residence of pagan gods as well as the here and now and the materialistic world. Her music sounds bewitching and bright, but dark and plain at the same time. It catches up with what is in between, a world between the worlds. [press-release]
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IRM -- "Anthology" -- 2 CD -- €20
2012 Autarkeia, acd 065, (ltd. 500)
Having started out in 1997 when Erik Jarl asked Martin Bladh to join him, 2012 sees the 15th anniversary of IRM. 15 years - incidentally the legal age of consent in their native Sweden - that have seen them mature from bedroom autodidacts to masters of the studio environment. Taking their cue from the confrontational sounds of BDN and Whitehouse on the tape debut, IRM have honed their sound by each album and eventually fleshed out the sonic tapestry by the addition of Mikael Oretoft (ex-Katatonia) on bass. By tapping into the mindsets of outsider artists/authors such as Mishima, Rudolf Schwarzkogler and Francis Bacon, their obsessions with pain, purity and beauty leaked into Bladh's personal lyrics. This aesthetic amalgamated with the volcanic eruptions of Jarl and Oretoft have set IRM apart as true originators in the diluted sea of contemporary power electronics. [press-release]
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IRM -- "Closure" -- CD -- €10
2014 Malignant Records, TumorCD82
This album marks the end of a trilogy that started with the ”Indications of Nigredo” 12” (2008) on Segerhuva and continued with the ”Order4” CD (2010) on Cold Meat Industry. Four years on, IRM now release the grand finale on Malignant Records. While the last album flowed between opposites and extremes, this new opus marks a kind of a return to more familiar ground, where traditional song structure and melody occasionally appear and are more suited to the shorter track timing. That’s not to say that this is an easy listen – this can be an electrifying and highly charged listen, that feels visceral and almost physical in nature, and there’s plenty of nightmarish circumstance to wade through. But the omnipresent narrative feel ultimately gives these recordings a nuanced and soothing edge. People familiar with subjects associated with IRM, such as flamboyance, exclusion and theatrical immersion will also find a home here this time around. Harder to grasp is what kind of existentialist limbo the perpetrator here resides in. Redemption - not likely. The album also features the stellar performances of English cellist Jo Quail and Swedish percussionist Ulrik Nilsson. Includes 20 page booklet. [press-release]
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IRM -- "Oedipus Dethroned / An Act Of Self Mutilation Is An Act Of Freedom" -- 2 CD -- €20
2011 Autarkeia, acd 062, (ltd. 300)
This release calls for a very laconic word, actually, it speaks for itself. One sentence say it all: IRM Oedipus Dethroned / An Act of Self Mutilation Is an Act of Freedom box containing two golden discs is the pearl of the global post industrial; re-released after being fully sold-out, basking in glory, enjoying the same relevance after so many years and still vehemently desired and sought-after. After the first edition of the cult album Oedipus Dethroned, the audience of heavy music realised that Sweden had once again defended its heavyweight champion's name on the industrial scene. Disturbingly massive, crushing and oppressive Erik Jarl’s analogous loops and rhythms combined with uncompromising vocals and poetry of Martin Bladh create shockingly ruthless and naked idea of deliverance through unbearable suffering. The tortured body in all its most hideous conditions turns into an instrument for revealing the true nature of being and surpassing its limitations. In destruction and devastation it opens the true road to the genuine unconditional beauty in its decay. Very elegant, valuable package and a new booklet with Martin Bladh's collages raise the release to the new aesthetic heights in the pantheon of gods of industrial culture. [press-release]
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Iron Fist Of The Sun -- "Behavioural Decline" -- CD -- €10
2009 Cold Spring, CSR116CD
Power Electronics / Black Noise. Personal obsessions skewed by drug use, codes of behaviour observed by a misanthropic mind. Bitter and cold. Nihilistic and scornful. Elitist and Pure. Behavioural Decline documents the rise of treachery and the fall of honour. Power electronics that sonically takes inspiration from electro-acoustics and ideology akin to black metal / black noise. 'Concert For Evening Battle' was recorded live at Radio Black Forest's festival of electro-acoustic music 22/8/2009, Birmingham, England. A deeply personal Recording. [press-release]
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Iron Fist Of The Sun -- "We Can Yield Our Own Footsteps" -- CD -- &eur