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ZHELEZOBETON / Muzyka Voln releases


ANTHESTERIA -- "Eis" -- CD -- €10
2016 kultFRONT, KF-XXX / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXVI, (ltd. 345)
Anthesteria "Eis" is the third CD in the "Znaki" series tracing the "parallel life" of Zhelezobeton and kultFRONT label residents. This collection of Anthesteria works includes compositions created in 2003-2010. Some of them were released on various compilations, others were published by the author in his web diary and some of the tracks are released for the first time. All compositions are woven into a single semantic stream showing the cardiogram of the author's experiences. These are contours of images surrounding the musician during seven years of activity. Since 2010 the project has been de facto "frozen" except for work on the track "Alone" for which Sergey Vasilyev ("Insane Pierrot Cabaret" / "Electrocabaret") read the poem by Edgar Allan Poe in 2016... Anthesteria is music of St. Petersburg - the dusky city standing on water and wind where most of the year one has to know how to keep warm. The theme of Winter is heard in every composition of the album in one way or another. Winter is either already here or inevitably comes in the future. Whether it is the opening autumnal track "Eidolon II" or the track "Exodus" dedicated to the Chernobyl disaster. This part of Europe knows what "nuclear winter" is… However Winter here is not only a sign of desolation and death. Rays of the frozen sun in "First Winter Day" find a direct way to the eyes of the listener who is enjoying the laughter of happy people in "We Are So Inspired That We Glow" and feeling the fresh breeze from the Gulf of Finland… The artwork is done by the famous visual artist and media philosopher Oleg 'cmart' Paschenko (http://humanimalien.ru) who has rethought the classical Anthesteria logo specially for this project. The CD is released in an edition of 345 copies.
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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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ASTRALFLUIDZ -- "Mÿsteriüm Mägnüm" -- CD -- €10
2016 ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-13, (ltd. 300)
"Mÿsteriüm Mägnüm" is the debut album of the Ästrälflüidz project coming from Vladimir, Russia, and it's entirely dedicated to Alchemy as Royal Art, opening a new page in the history of an endless search for the highest and principal truth of human life. As Éliphas Lévi once wrote: "The Great Work is, before all things, the creation of man by himself, that is to say, the full and entire conquest of his faculties and his future; it is especially the perfect emancipation of his will"... The musical language of this opus may be characterized as a combination of epic symbolism and thoughtful sonic occultism. Ästrälflüidz' retort dissolves and condenses elements of neoclassic and dark ambient, experimental electronics and field recordings, minimalism and ritual inclusions aiming to disclose entirely the main idea of this work. Solve et Coagula!.. The disc is packed in a matte 4-panel digipak with a 12-page booklet. The edition is limited to 300 copies.
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BARDOSENETICCUBE & SHINKIRO -- "Beyond the Edge of the Universe" -- CD -- €10
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXVIII, (ltd. 300)
The Russian prophet of dark sonic surrealism Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) once again teams up with the Japanese master of dark ambience Manabu Hiramoto (Shinkiro). "Beyond the Edge of the Universe" is their third collaboration work after "Four Noble Truths" (2011, Athanor) and "Inner and Outer Space" (2015, Zhelezobeton). Like both previous albums, the new release continues to explore the ghostly dichotomy of inner and outer worlds, this time shifting the focus to the border of the known universe and beyond... Unknown landscapes full of diverse acoustic phenomena are slowly unfolding before the aural gaze of the listener: from dense layers of synthetic sound and industrial samples to the finest emotional melodies, sensual female voices and echoes of a prepared koto. Such a rich sound palette allows the musicians to create incredible images, in the intricacies of which listeners can spend hours each time discovering something new. Beautiful, delicate and complex cosmic dark ambient music... Artwork was created by the St. Petersburg based designer Cyril Kazanov.
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BARDOSENETICCUBE & SHINKIRO -- "Beyond the Edge of the Universe" -- CS -- €7
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXVIII, (ltd. 50)
The Russian prophet of dark sonic surrealism Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) once again teams up with the Japanese master of dark ambience Manabu Hiramoto (Shinkiro). "Beyond the Edge of the Universe" is their third collaboration work after "Four Noble Truths" (2011, Athanor) and "Inner and Outer Space" (2015, Zhelezobeton). Like both previous albums, the new release continues to explore the ghostly dichotomy of inner and outer worlds, this time shifting the focus to the border of the known universe and beyond... Unknown landscapes full of diverse acoustic phenomena are slowly unfolding before the aural gaze of the listener: from dense layers of synthetic sound and industrial samples to the finest emotional melodies, sensual female voices and echoes of a prepared koto. Such a rich sound palette allows the musicians to create incredible images, in the intricacies of which listeners can spend hours each time discovering something new. Beautiful, delicate and complex cosmic dark ambient music... Artwork was created by the St. Petersburg based designer Cyril Kazanov.
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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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CISFINITUM -- "Monochrome" -- CD -- €10
2018/2019 Aquarellist, aquarel 47-19 / kultFRONT, KF-XXXV / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXVII, (ltd. 300)
‘Monochrome' is a eulogy to Dmitry Vasiliev, a music enlightener, a label owner, a journalist, an ardent devotee of experimental music. Initially the composer Eugene Voronovsky conceived 'Monochrome' as a futuristic 'hi-res' mass, an alchemical fusion of angelic chorales and dub techno pulsations. A dream-like transparency of the material is deceptive in masking its technical complexity. Thus, the rhythmic canvas is built of "non-square" rhythms - 7/8, 15/16, etc., from which the strong beat gains fluidity typical of Oriental music. Ambient textures are based on the works of the medieval composers Josquin des Prez, Guillaume de Machaut, Pérotin the Great. Through reverberation the sound is "placed" into authentic space of the Great Pyramid of Giza; it's a meaningful reference for the album, entitlted in its draft by Enochian key of the alchemist John Dee... The news of Vasiliev's tragic death caught the author in rendering the final mix. Thus the meaning and the purpose of this year-long work were redefined. ‘Monochrome' became a funeral service for a dear friend, a person whose role for independent electronic music in Russia cannot be overestimated... The album was originally released as a limited edition cassette by NEN Records in October 2018 and now re-issued on CD by the joint forces of Aquarellist, kultFRONT and ZHELEZOBETON.
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CLOSING THE ETERNITY -- "Forever and a Day" -- CD -- €10
2016 Muzyka Voln, MV-X, (ltd. 300)
The Russian project Closing The Eternity hardly needs an introduction. Since the beginning of its activity 15 years ago, in 2001, it has released a good amount of recordings on various respected labels both in Russia and abroad. In its music the project aims to digress from everything earthly and mundane, bringing attention to the phenomena and processes lying outside of the realm of human existence... The material of this album was recorded back in 2004 and has long been awaiting the right moment for manifestation. It seems as if this work was specially created for the Muzyka Voln label (the title of which translates as "music of waves") as these two words describe it best. Three long tracks flowing one into another dissolve the listener's attention in endless tides of gentle electronic ambience. An absolutely pacifying and tranquil work imbued with a majestic contemplative atmosphere... The artwork of the album features a series of photographs by Arseniy Vinovarov made literally on the edge of the Earth - at the shore of the Arctic Ocean, where one unwillingly faces the inhuman flow of time, where eternity meets infinity…
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CREATION VI & UHUSHUHU -- "Δ" -- CD -- €10
2016 Muzyka Voln, MV-X, (ltd. 300)
Masters of the new wave of Russian drone ambient present their collaboration work. A narrative streaming out of the green thicket of a fictional forest as a cloud of purple fog pierced by flashes of resonating harmonies and ghostly echoes. A dense organic cobweb of field recordings, voices, acoustic instruments and electronic manipulations. A dream filled with bright colours or a psychedelic slumber with a whirling kaleidoscope of asymmetric images and visions. A sonic fantasy so pleasant to dive into together with the musicians and spend some time in the company of your own subconscious mind…
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CREATION VI & UGASANIE -- "Birds of Naukan" -- CD -- €10
2015/2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XLVI / Nebosvod / Pantheon, ПАN016, (ltd. 300)
Together with the labels NEBOSVOD and ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ we're glad to present the proper reissue of the work, first published in 2015 in a small edition of 80 copies. This is a collaboration album recorded by the projects Creation VI and Ugasanie and dedicated to several sacred places of Chukotka, such as the Whale Bone Alley on Yttigran island and a collection of ancient rock engravings on the Pegtymel river. The album was inspired by the documentary "Chukotka: The Coast of Memory" directed by Andris Slapiņš and poems of the Yupik poetess Zoya Nenlyumkina, who was born in the now deserted village of Naukan, which at that time was the easternmost settlement of Eurasia... Petroglyphs carved on stones along rivers, bird colonies and herds of walruses, whale skulls dug in the coast hundreds of years ago - many images were captured in the sounds of this album. Mouth harps and ocarins, throat singing, field recordings and transparent iridescence of cold creeping ambient, saturated with echoes of shamanistic rituals, cries of bird flocks and songs that the ocean sings to heavens, while playing on coastal pebbles... The sound was remastered in 2019 specially for this edition. The disc is packaged in a glossy 6-panel digipack with photographs of the Whale Bone Alley. You can listen to the album and purchase a digital copy at bandcamp.
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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 -- "Regnum" -- CD -- €10
2020 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXXII / Monopoly Records / Shadowplay Records, SPR 162, (ltd. 300)
More than five years of silence could suggest that the album "The Invisible Hand of Market" released in 2014 was the last sign of life of this Russian project. However, the musicians of the Cyclotimia duo, who consistently create soundtracks for a society of global capital dominance in their works, still have something to say, as it turns out... The album “Regnum” consists of six tracks (the CD version additionally contains a long-playing bonus track) and lasts for about half an hour. The compositions have a distinctive vibe of “the blessed 80ies” typical for the synthwave genre that has been in fashion in recent years, yet they distinctively go beyond the borders of this predominantly stereotyped style towards rhythmic post-industrial... "Regnum" comes out in turbulent times. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the cover shows a man walking on a deserted night street into the unknown? And although the musical atmosphere doesn’t inspire anything optimistic in the end, the opening track with the characteristic name “Battlefield” is apparently intended to set the listener in a combat mood in relation to the future.
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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 -- €10
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 -- "Control Points" -- CD -- €10
2020 Muzyka Voln, MV-XII / Frozen Light, FZL 072, (ltd. 300)
The new album by the Moscow region based drone ambient project Exit In Grey is released by joint forces of the labels Muzyka Voln and Frozen Light. It represents the completion of the symbolic trilogy started by “Shadows of Stillness” (2013, Muzyka Voln) and continued by “One Lumen from the Past” (2016, Frozen Light)... Exit In Grey stays true to his creative method: using an electric guitar, voice, effects, field recordings, radio waves & digital synthesizers he creates spatial sound canvases immersing the listener in gentle melancholic and contemplative atmospheres and dissolving his attention in endless fields of sonic vibrations... The CD is released in an edition of 300 copies in 6-panel matte digisleeve.
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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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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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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 -- "Elusive Trajectories 2003-2006" -- CD -- €10
2019 kultFRONT, KF-XXXIII / ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXIV, (ltd. 300)
The series of archive recordings "Znaki / Die Zeichen" continues! The labels kultFRONT and ZHELEZOBETON present its fourth installment – the collection of compositions of the St. Petersburg-based noise project Kryptogen Rundfunk, recorded in 2003-2006. Most of these tracks were released on small-edition compilations of the same time, but some of them remained unpublished until now... This album offers a fresh look at the early period of Kryptogen Rundfunk’s sound in all its diversity. Sharp injections of digital glitches are polished by dense electronic drone and radio noises, raw sound of Soviet analogue synthesizers pervades the space with low-frequency vibrations, drum machines rumble in a slow industrial dance with a sampler used instead of a vocalist... The textures of the tracks vary from dark abstract drone ambient to edgy dashing noise, sometimes passing the stage of funny delusional rhythmic sketches. Each composition here is a separate short story, from a 12-minute immersion into the depths of radio waves on a psychedelic submarine to a 1-second collage made of several found sounds... Traditionally for the "Znaki" series the artwork was created by the media artist Oleg Paschenko (http://humanimalien.ru).
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KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK -- "Elusive Trajectories" -- t-shirt -- €18
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, (ltd. 40)
Based on the cover design of "Elusive Trajectories 2003-2006" created by Oleg Paschenko (http://humanimalien.ru), a small edition of Kryptogen Rundfunk’s t-shirts has also been printed. The t-shirts are made of premium quality “penye” fabric and are available in all sizes between S and XXL.
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KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK -- "Liquid Circuits" -- CD -- €10
2016 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXV, (ltd. 333)
"Liquid Circuits" is the second solo studio album by Kryptogen Rundfunk released 12 years after the debut album "22.SZ" (Mechanoise Labs, 2004). The gap between these two works was filled with many collaborations and split recordings with such artists as Hladna, Lunar Abyss, Neznamo, Umpio, Forgttn, to name a few, and many tracks on various experimental and noise music compilations. Behind the project stands M.M., also known for running the ZHELEZOBETON and Muzyka Voln labels and participating in other projects such as Hattifnatter, Govorit Radio Kosmos, etc... The album is built on the use of analogue synthesizers and effect processors, various found sounds, samples and, of course, traditional for this project multiple kinds of radio noises and interceptions recorded both in home studio and various unusual places (the Caucasus mountains, Kola polar region, several cities of Western Europe…). Kryptogen Rundfunk combines elements of sound collage, drone and dark ambient, power electronics, chaotic and structured noise, weaving his multilayered musical fabric from them. Sonic streams radiate with all shades of frequencies, looped pieces of interference spiral out and soft rhythmic pulsations make room for scorching detailed electric noise burning out holes in sonic perception... Sound mastering performed by Kshatriy (http://kshatriy.pro). The compact disc edition is limited to 333 copies. Digital version can be purchased at bandcamp (including high resolution 24-bit FLAC), CDBaby, iTunes and other platforms of digital distribution.
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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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LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM -- "Khara-Khoto" -- CD -- €10
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXV, (ltd. 300)
We gladly present the new Lunar Abyss Deus Organum full-length album "Khara-Khoto"! In fact, this is the first big studio work of the project after "Atimudra" (2012, BioSonar^Labyrint) and a long series of split-releases, collaborations, live recordings and various small editions... Khara-Khoto was the name of a Tangut city with Buddhist culture which existed in the XI-XIV centuries before it was captured by the troops of the Chinese Ming dynasty (nowadays it's geographically located in the Chinese Inner Mongolia). The idea of creating this album appeared after visiting a special exhibition at the Hermitage, which presented a lot of original artifacts from this ancient settlement buried in the sands. Special inspiration came from a deep understanding of the ephemeral and impermanent nature of existence – even prosperous cultures can die in one moment because of the blind greed of invaders... From the musical point of view, here one can hear the full sound palette typical for Lunar Abyss. This includes multilayered ambiental sketches with flowing chains of samples, voice loops and acoustic instruments; rhythmic percussive tracks with vigorous pulsating energy; abstract collages made of analogue electronics, radio noises and fragments of television programs; semi-static enveloping drones spiced up with field recordings. The psychedelic kaleidoscope of aural images continues its work – the fans of the albums "Snovidenie", "Tuntury" and "Atimudra" won't be disappointed! The CD-version is limited to 300 copies and comes in a 4-panel matte foldout digisleeve.
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LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM -- "Khara-Khoto" -- C-68 -- €9
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXV, (ltd. 50)
We gladly present the new Lunar Abyss Deus Organum full-length album "Khara-Khoto"! In fact, this is the first big studio work of the project after "Atimudra" (2012, BioSonar^Labyrint) and a long series of split-releases, collaborations, live recordings and various small editions... Khara-Khoto was the name of a Tangut city with Buddhist culture which existed in the XI-XIV centuries before it was captured by the troops of the Chinese Ming dynasty (nowadays it's geographically located in the Chinese Inner Mongolia). The idea of creating this album appeared after visiting a special exhibition at the Hermitage, which presented a lot of original artifacts from this ancient settlement buried in the sands. Special inspiration came from a deep understanding of the ephemeral and impermanent nature of existence – even prosperous cultures can die in one moment because of the blind greed of invaders... From the musical point of view, here one can hear the full sound palette typical for Lunar Abyss. This includes multilayered ambiental sketches with flowing chains of samples, voice loops and acoustic instruments; rhythmic percussive tracks with vigorous pulsating energy; abstract collages made of analogue electronics, radio noises and fragments of television programs; semi-static enveloping drones spiced up with field recordings. The psychedelic kaleidoscope of aural images continues its work – the fans of the albums "Snovidenie", "Tuntury" and "Atimudra" won't be disappointed! Cassette edition with a chrome (type II) tape, limited to 50 copies.
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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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MAJDANEK WALTZ / DENIS TRETYAKOV / THE NOKTULIANS -- "Pentagram" -- CD -- €10
2017 kultFRONT, KF-XXXI / ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division, ZHBD-15, (ltd. 300)
Aleister Crowley's poems translated into Russian were first published in 2017 – the same year we release the album on which musicians inspired by his works create their sonic dedication. This album was created by Russian dark scene musicians who have never met before but have been following each other's activities for a long time – Majdanek Waltz and Denis Tretyakov... The latter professes his own religion which implies faith in a mole as an underground deity. Being the leader of two bands – "Tserkov' Detstva (Church of Childhood)" and "Bratya Tuluzovy (The Tuluzov Brothers)" – for the first time he acted as a reciter of poems. Majdanek Waltz from Ryazan' remembered their early musical experiments and primary sources of inspiration. Priceless support was granted by the secret musical project The Noktulians. The final black balance was masterfully adjusted by the member of Reutoff and OtzepenevshiyeArSch aka Myrrman... Apart from all other obvious jubilees and important round dates, 2017 marks the 70-year anniversary of Aleister Crowley's death. This recording should close the gap of the jubilee list of the year. Instead of the always fashionable red stars better use this black digipak. Put it in windows, nail it to the front door, take it with you wherever you go. "Every man and every woman is a star"... 300 copies in glossy 4-panel digipak, released by kultFRONT with the support of ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division.
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MAJDANEK WALTZ • VINTERSOLVERV • THE NOKTULIANS -- "Der Weg der Toten" -- CD -- €10
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXX, (ltd. 300)
"Der Weg Der Toten" (“The Path of the Dead”) is a collaboration by the renowned musical mystics Majdanek Waltz, the Belorussian neoclassical project Vintersolverv (ex-Erde, ex-Svalbard) and the dark horse of the Russian underground scene – The Noktulians. The work is dedicated to the marinistic images appearing in the poems of the expressionist and symbolist poets of the turn of the 20th century: Georg Heym, Stéphane Mallarmé, Arthur Rimbaud and Aleksandr Blok... Recitations by Pavel Blyumkin and Larisa Arkhipetskaya are skillfully framed by the sound of the chamber ensemble of Majdanek Waltz, supported by piano and string arrangements of Vintersolverv, at times referring to the melodic themes of his solo album "Frost På Träden" (2018, Infinite Fog Productions). But this harmony is fragile, occasionally it becomes covered with the rust of dark ambient and noise passages, and sometimes it is completely destroyed when the sonic field is invaded by the harsh dissonant music of The Noktulians. As a result, the whole album turns into a maelstrom of sounds and melodies dragging an unguarded listener into its abyss… The artwork for the album was created by Elena Lisitsa. CD edition is limited to 300 copies and comes in a matte 4-panel digisleeve.
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MELODIE DES VERGESSENS -- "Palustre Genesis" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXVIII, (ltd. 77)
Melodie Des Vergessens was formed by Igor 'The Ghost' Tumanni in 2012 in Volgograd, Russia, and the idea of the project was based on the processed sound of a live accordion. With this instrument Igor recorded several experimental dark ambient albums notable for particular surrealistic sound and detached atmosphere of loneliness. The project ceased its existence in January 2017 with the death of the author... The accordion is not the most convenient instrument to carry but Igor recorded the material for this work in summer 2015 alone with nature, in thickets of forests and swamps, while later working on it in his mobile studio. This resulted in six dissociative dark ambient compositions in which abstract textures morph into harmonic consonances, get overgrown by viscous layers of electronic processings and turn into rhythmic patterns created from looped acoustic noises. Often one can hear the characteristic timbre of the instrument, but sometimes it transforms into something chemically otherworldly as if coming from another dimension. Here one can feel the subtle personal moments when one's left alone with himself, surrounded by dark woods and looking in the abysmal mirror of infinity... The recording was originally published in 2016 as a web-release by Eternal Return Records, but for this reissue the author considered making new mastering to fully reveal all the details of sound. Mastering was done by Ralax @ Coiled Ear Studio. This edition is made on quality pro-CDRs, packed in designer cardboard sleeves and limited to 77 numbered copies. Digital version is available on bandcamp.
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MIRA DREVO -- "Dreams of Abandoned Villages" -- CD -- €10
2020 Electrotapes Archive, ETA-CD-01 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-18, (ltd. 100)
The second full-length album of the St. Petersburg folk ambient project Mira Drevo is dedicated to the numerous abandoned villages of the Russian North. The idea of this work came to the author during ethnographic trips inspired by the interest in Russian folklore and village culture. In these expeditions many field recordings were collected: the stories of the elderly – about an uneasy life, war, beliefs and traditions, about what’s around and what’s inside; creaking floorboards of abandoned houses; dogs barking in the neighbourhood; rustling of spirits in the branches of dead apple trees; sounds of a cranberry swamp… Additional recordings were made on Solovki, on the Vottovaara mountain and in the Karelian woods. Some of the acoustic instruments were captured during these trips on a portable recorder and later woven into the fabric of minimalistic synthesizer ambient. A significant contribution to the sound of this album was made by the soulful vocals of Anastasiya Kharchenko who sang several folk songs and lyric poems... The album is released on a factory-pressed CD in an edition of 100 hand-numbered copies in matte-finished 4-panel digipaks, a tape version produced by the Electrotapes Archive label is also available.
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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 cardboard with a handmade runic card.
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MODELBAU -- "Ypsilon" -- 2 CD-R -- €9
2018 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXIII, (ltd. 47)
Under the name Modelbau hides the Dutch musician and reviewer Frans de Waard, well-known in the world of underground electronic music. Since 1984, Frans has been involved in many different projects: Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, Wander, Freiband, Quest, Goem, Zebra are just a few names to which he relates. As of today, his main solo project is Modelbau, in which he plays minimalist experimental electronics... The album "Ypsilon", recorded in October 2017, includes two 45-minute pieces with a smooth development of the plot. In the first track, the layers of dense synth drone and mild noise waves morph into completely minimalistic fragments of stripped down to the bone low frequencies, which then gradually reappear in flesh of atonal vibrations and ultra-slow modulations. The second piece is a very quiet and tranquil slow-evolving sonic field, reminiscent of the works of Eliane Radigue from the 70's and 80's... The edition is presented in two versions: a 90-minute audio cassette and a double-CDR in cardboard sleeves under a common cover, each version is limited to 47 copies. The release is dedicated to the memory of the untimely departed music journalist and publisher Dmitry Vasilyev (Independent Electronic Music, Monochrome Vision, Alone At Last).
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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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NOTUM -- "Nihil Est In Intellectu" -- CD -- €10
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXIX, (ltd. 100)
We are pleased to present the debut full-length album of the Berlin-based project Notum! Despite releasing a debut full-length only now, Notum is not a newcomer to the world of experimental music. The first digital EP "Wooden Grandmother" was released back in 2015 and was followed by a series of self-released EPs, last year there was a joint cassette with Neznamo, and a while back the project’s mastermind Ikk Ygg even played a couple of times in a live line-up of Lunar Abyss Deus Organum... It's damn hard to describe the music of Notum in just a couple of succinct words, although the author himself uses the terms "experimental / free-form". The unwillingness to follow any particular musical style creates an interesting multiverse in which the listener moves from room to room, sometimes without even noticing how this happens. Here you are crinkling from noise and shrill frequencies (one track is recorded with the drone-noise project Kryptogen Rundfunk), then you are relaxing from a soft piano, totally sinking in an odorous floral drone – and bam! – jumping from an unexpected sample, foolishly giggling, and then starting to tap your foot, sometimes breaking into a real dance... It all sounds like a psychedelic labyrinth built by a sonic architect with a brisk imagination and a peculiar sense of humor, or a bright morning dream in which scenes are changing in an unpredictable way, completely absorbing the dreamer. The oneiric theme is also emphasized by the incredible artwork created by the Californian artist and musician Matthew Waldron (irr. app. (ext.)).
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NOTUM -- "Nihil Est In Intellectu" -- CS -- €7
2019 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXIX, (ltd. 30)
We are pleased to present the debut full-length album of the Berlin-based project Notum! Despite releasing a debut full-length only now, Notum is not a newcomer to the world of experimental music. The first digital EP "Wooden Grandmother" was released back in 2015 and was followed by a series of self-released EPs, last year there was a joint cassette with Neznamo, and a while back the project’s mastermind Ikk Ygg even played a couple of times in a live line-up of Lunar Abyss Deus Organum... It's damn hard to describe the music of Notum in just a couple of succinct words, although the author himself uses the terms "experimental / free-form". The unwillingness to follow any particular musical style creates an interesting multiverse in which the listener moves from room to room, sometimes without even noticing how this happens. Here you are crinkling from noise and shrill frequencies (one track is recorded with the drone-noise project Kryptogen Rundfunk), then you are relaxing from a soft piano, totally sinking in an odorous floral drone – and bam! – jumping from an unexpected sample, foolishly giggling, and then starting to tap your foot, sometimes breaking into a real dance... It all sounds like a psychedelic labyrinth built by a sonic architect with a brisk imagination and a peculiar sense of humor, or a bright morning dream in which scenes are changing in an unpredictable way, completely absorbing the dreamer. The oneiric theme is also emphasized by the incredible artwork created by the Californian artist and musician Matthew Waldron (irr. app. (ext.)).
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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 -- "Razryv Svyazi (Disconnection)" -- 2 CD -- €14
2017 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXI, (ltd. 300)
At last! The first major solo release from Otzepenevshiye in 11 years of the band's existence! The project was shaped in 2006 by Evgeniy Voronovskiy (Cisfinitum), Dmitriy Zubov (Hypnoz, Zuboff Sex Shop) and Ivan Napreenko (Sal Solaris, Θ16), but after some time transformed into a duo of Ivan and Arnold_pR (Reutoff, Myrrman). Otzepenevshiye have recorded many compositions published on compilations on various occasions by such labels as Heliophagia, Ewers Tonkunst, Old Europa Cafe, etc. The only full-length album "For a Knife" was created in collaboration with the band Vir' (2013, Zhelezobeton Distribution Division). And only now many scattered pieces, like cold drops of condensate, have accomplished their cycle and gathered in two dazzingly freezing snowflakes... Powerful and catchy guitar riffs, relentlessly sharp industrial rhythmics, minimalistic pads and authentic field recordings – these are the lattice points of the sound of Otzepenevshiye. The need to use understandable terms makes us turn to such tags as industrial doom metal, drone-doom or doomgaze, but anyway we can't avoid the word "doom" here. Yes, this music has darkness inside, there's suffering, there's a feel of real experience, but also a clear conscious gaze towards the other side of the rubicon. Otzepenevshiye know how to get to the very depths and see the blackness that contains the infinite cosmic absolute... Apart from solo recordings, the second disc features tracks created in collaboration with Circle Of Unexisted and Vir' and remakes of compositions by Banda Chetyryokh and Thergothon. The material of this album was released in small cassette editions by NEN Records, including several bonus tracks. The track-list of this double-CD edition was specially adjusted by the musicians for the sake of maximum immersion.
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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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PORCH NAP -- "Antidot (Selected Works 2007-2017)" -- CD -- €10
2018 Fulldozer Records, FDCD38 / ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division, ZHBD-16, (ltd. 175)
During the last ten years this moderately active figure of the St. Petersburg underground has been engaged in acoustic research, almost invisible for most people but passionate in its cosmologic nature. The result of these experiments turned into a fusion of seemingly incompatible genres of modern music – techno and improvised noise. However in the interpretation of Porch Nap this paradoxical combination sounds quite natural... The album features selected tracks of Porch Nap dated 2007-2017, most of which were reworked in recent years. For five compositions additional parts were recorded by honored figures of the Russian experimental scene: Fedor Svolotch, Alexei Borisov, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Brompton's Cocktail, as well as by the famous American noise musician Phillip Klingler aka PBK. And the final track "Intelligent Noise Monday" was remixed live by Alexander Zaitsev, known as a member of the band EU (Ёлочные Игрушки)... Porch Nap's creative method is rooted in deep minimalism and almost complete disregard of musical setup in its traditional meaning. The basis of almost all compositions is built on live recordings of an analogue feedback generator transformed by the author’s algorithms of digital processing. Peculiar frequency combinations and extreme binaural effects obtained in a random manner during improvisations will arouse interest of the most inquisitive music lovers. Recommended to listen in headphones. Not recommended to listen before sleep... Standard edition: CD in digisleeve with two cards, limited to 175 copies.
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PORCH NAP -- "Antidot (Selected Works 2007-2017)" -- CD + 3"CD-R + CS -- €20
2018 Fulldozer Records, FDCD38 / ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division, ZHBD-16, (ltd. 35)
Special edition includes CD in digisleeve with two cards, bonus mini-CD-R in cardboard sleeve with an alternative version of the title track Porch Nap feat Fedor Svolotch "Antidot" and two additional compositions, Porch Nap ""Ordo Ordinans" audio-tape (reissue of the 2001 album), all packed in white rag bag with silk-screen printing. Limited to 35 copies.
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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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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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THE SAND RAYS -- "Remembered Vol. 1 (EPs gathered together)" -- CD -- €10
2017 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXX, (ltd. 300)
After the dissolution of The Infant Cycle, Jim DeJong went on a hiatus from production, and disappeared into seclusion. However, after a few months, an offer to score a feature film appeared, which spurred him back into production. A lot of flexible basic tracks were produced during this time, that could be fitted together for different scenes. Unfortunately, the film production ground to a halt, but being active again caused DeJong to begin his new project, The Sand Rays, and adapt some of the film score ideas into something that could be released and heard. A number of EPs were released on DeJong's label The Ceiling in tiny editions, under a number of similar names (The Sand Rays, Ray Sands, Sandra Y.), which are hard to find. The sounds emanate from an assortment of instruments and sound makers including carved runout grooves, bass guitar, bird cages, shortwave radio, and more, cooked into a choppy stew of drones and mood... The cover photo reflects its contents. Up close, a pretty photo of sumac, but pulls back to reveal a more troubled location. This location was outside DeJong's old studio, a brownsfield too toxic for people, but a safe place for the vegetation to flourish... The material could be considered an extension of the final inclinations of The Infant Cycle, such as the "Drop-Out Center" album (2012, Zhelezobeton). A new chapter in the same book? Now we bring together the rare first four EPs in an easier to find and digest package, with full colour sleeve artwork. Eight interlocking tracks. Play it straight through, or random, or repeat.
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THE SAND RAYS -- "Remembered Vol. 2 (more EPs in coalescence)" -- CD -- €10
2020 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXXI, (ltd. 107)
The Canadian musician Jim DeJong (ex-The Infant Cycle) continues to splinter and perplex his discography, releasing mini-works under different monikers: The Sand Rays, San Andreas, Sand Ra, etc. And we are making already the second attempt to collect these sprawling entities under a single cover after the CD "Remembered Vol. 1 (EPs gathered together)" in 2017... This time Jim doesn’t reveal the list of tools that he used, but we know his passion for recycled sounds of shortwave radio, household appliances and malfunctioning electronics. His music is like ghostly monochrome corridors and sound tunnels which often end with sudden turns and dead ends. It is like endless fields of inner calm, woven from reverberations and atonal textures, giving way to mysterious several second-long cuts in which seemingly almost nothing happens. It is like a quiet psychedelic introversion, a contemplation of bitcrushed emptiness, a parallel existence in intangible layers of space.
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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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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.
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SIYANIE -- "Mystery of Life" -- CD BOX -- €17
2016 Moonsun Productions, MS010 / Frozen Light, FZL 045 / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-12, (ltd. 24)
Special collector's 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.
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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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THEODOR BASTARD -- "BossaNova_Trip" -- CD -- €10
2018 Fulldozer Records, FDCD41 / ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division, ZHBD-17, (ltd. 300)
"BossaNova_Trip" is the highlight of the early experimental period of Theodor Bastard. A non-vocal electronic album recorded by Fedor Svolotch (Alexander Starostin) in 2002 several years before the formation of the band’s key line-up. 14 original utterly minimalistic tracks of the album were on the cutting edge of the avant-garde trends of that time and are worth comparing to the best glitch releases of such labels as Mego, Raster-Noton and Sonig. Aimed at the most sophisticated music lovers, "BossaNova_Trip" has completely fulfilled the ambitions of Fedor Svolotch as a skillful master of sound design and had a strong influence on the unique sound of the later well-known albums of Theodor Bastard. It was on this recording that the track "PU's_Tota" originated in its initial electronic proto-version which, in highly modified form, became the band's first major hit two years later. This reissue features a bonus track – the vocal version of "PU's_Tota", originally released on the compilation that came along with the BulDozer#2 magazine. The melody and the lyrics sung by Yana Veva, which are now so familiar to the fans of Theodor Bastard, appeared in this version for the first time.
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UL -- "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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VETROPHONIA -- "Kurutta Ippeiji (A Page of Madness") -- 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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VETROPHONIA -- "Russian Universal Robots" -- 12"EP -- €23
2017/2018 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LXXII / Ultrasomnambula U, USU 02, (ltd. 100)
Vetrophonia began its history in 1987 with the recording of an eponymous album, released on tape by the Ultra label much later in 1996. After that Ultra published five more Vetrophonia cassettes, the last being a split-release with the Japanese noise project K2 in 2000. All the later releases were made on compact discs, DVDs and small edition CD-Rs... In this regard, we're unspeakably happy to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the project by publishing their new material in the cassette format! "Russian Universal Robots" is a lecture on the influence of robots on human mind. Like all other Vetrophonia recordings, this is an elaborately constructed collage made of all sorts of sounds, noises, orchestral parts, samples and quotes, depicting the image of robots in Soviet art with a humorous undertone... The cassette edition of "Russian Universal Robots" was sold out within a couple of months, and now we prepared the vinyl version co-released with the new Alexander Lebedev-Frontov's label Ultrasomnambula U. Limited edition - black 12" vinyl (45 rpm), black inner antistatic sleeves, hand-printed silk-screened outer sleeves made of thick black cardboard, only 100 hand-numbered copies.
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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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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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VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "Now It's Dark: David Lynch Tribute" -- CD -- €10
2016/2017 kultFRONT, KF-XXVII / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-11, (ltd. 100)
"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 original 2016 edition was limited to 200 copies and quickly sold out. Second edition is released along with the double-CD of remixes "The Owls Are Not What They Seem: David Lynch Tribute Remixes" and limited to a hundred of numbered copies.
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VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "The Owls Are Not What They Seem: David Lynch Tribute Remixes" -- 2 CD -- €14
2017 kultFRONT, KF-XXXI / ZHELEZOBETON distribution division, ZHBD-14, (ltd. 300)
"The Owls Are Not What They Seem: David Lynch Tribute Remixes" is the continuation of the project "Now It's Dark: David Lynch Tribute" dedicated to the work of the filmmaker and musician David Lynch. The new release contains a double-CD collection of remixes of original compositions included in the first album... Like on the previous disc, new remixed versions were created by the musicians from different directions of the Russian dark scene: from ambient, noise and pure experimentalism to sharp rhythmic dark techno and post-industrial. The participants are: Arcuation, Regulär, Uhushuhu, Notum, Wunderblock, Neznamo, Sal Solaris, Mortart, Bionoid, Light Collapse, Reutoff, Mira Drevo, Riddika, Svetlo111, Alex Schultz, Lokodepo, Majdanek Waltz, Relic Radiation, Zima23, Lunar Abyss, Kshatriy... Each disc starts with a special "intro" written by the St. Petersburg-based project Anthesteria and the theremin player Peter Theremin - the great-grandson of the famous inventor who continues the popularization of his ancestor's instrument. Overall sound mastering was done by Arnold_pR (Reutoff). Artwork features images created by Barrett Biggers (barrettbiggers.com). The edition is limited to 300 copies.
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VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "David Lynch Tribute Bundle" -- CD + 2 CD + CS -- €29
2016-2019 kultFRONT / ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division
A offer for the uber-fans of David Lynch! All three releases in David Lynch Trubite series in one bundle with €5 discount! "Now It's Dark" CD + "The Owls Are Not What They Seem" 2 CD + "Electricity" CS.



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@C -- "0° - 100°" -- CD -- €8
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv31, (ltd. 500)
The new album of this portuguese duo (consisting of Cronica label owner Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela) is the long electroacoustic composition, which demonstrates the full range of soundprocessing diversity and creates the stunning images of great potential... Pedro Tudela (1962) and Miguel Carvalhais (1974) collaborate as @C since 2000, developing their work along three complementary approaches to sound art and digital music: procedural composition, concre`te sound and improvisation, with one foot in the fields of experimental, contemporary sound art and the other on live performance (where they also regularly collaborate with the Austrian artist Lia, performing as an audiovisual trio)... "77" started to take form in early 2007 and was developed until late 2009. Many of the sounds in this composition were created for the soundtrack of an installation by Lia and Carvalhais, dealing with concepts as liquid motion, flow, turbulence, percolation and phase transitions, which inspired the creation of several sound files sorted in three different groups, one for each section of the installation. During the process we had the chance to spend some time in the Atlantic island of Sa~o Miguel, where we made several recordings of the ocean, rivers, streams and volcanic furnaces, that complemented the remaining sounds. The installation soundtrack was devised as an open and modular composition, to be dynamically recomposed, as a library of sound files that we later used, transformed and shaped as "77". Three work in progress versions of this composition were presented live, in 4-channel mixes: in December 2008 in Porto, in May 2009 in Barcelona, and finally in October 2009 in Perugia, the first two in acousmatic setups, the later with Lia's live visual work. All these presentations shaped and shifted the piece to its final form, presented in this release, indexed in 8 movements to be listened sequentially. [press-release]
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[COLDSTRAIN] -- "I" -- CD -- €9
2012 Spectral Halls Productions, hall02, (ltd. 300)
A collaboration between two Russian musicians: Asterius (SAL SOLARIS, OTZEPENEVSHIYE, KRUGOM16) and Horth (KARNA, GOATPSALM). "Half an hour of sound of the only one title track start with a perfectly matched quote by a wonderful guy Carl Panzram and then reveal the atmosphere of the disc minute by minute. What is happening seems to appear in front of the listener on a screen of an old TV set that constantly goes into black and white interference. Harsh industrial in the spirit of ANTIREALITY suddenly changes into a quiet sultry isolationism of ATRIUM CARCERI,filled with samples, which especially enhances the similarity and impresses. You are unlikely to find boredom, cliches and deliberate filling of musical space with dull material, which is often typical for long tracks. Every minute and every transition of the sound draws us, sometimes aggressively and rigidly, to a single picture, a mental image, in which the atmosphere of this release is expressed. The atmosphere is dense, stuffy and very painful, which we can hear closer to the very end, when guitars covered with a veil of chatter, accompanied by a quiet recitative, recede into silence, giving the last pieces of sonic room to breakingly vibrating keyboards..." [voidnull.livejournal.com]
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[HAVEN] -- "A2982" -- CD -- €10
2008 Rage In Eden, RAGE 60, (ltd. 500)
42 minutes 05 seconds. This is the duration of the album. It will communicate any meter of time. Let us not however be deluded by the spells of this sorcerer; because the first sounds overturn its acknowledged and safe definition and begin construction of different, weirder spaces. This is the last chance to resign and turn back. Otheriwse, when you listen to the end of first track the only thihg left to say is "Toto, I have an impression that we're not in Kansas". You begin your own, separate (and the longest?) journey. What do you see on your way? What unknown ladns, traditions, incomprehesible rituals and dialects will you discover? I do not know. But I am sure that if David Lynch will ever undertake the filming of "Alice in the Wonderland" the soundtrack of the movie will be filled with the music from this particular album. "Victoire Vrist "Le Figuro". 10 tracks, 42 minutes, CD in digipack. [press-release]
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>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< -- "Aurinkoinen" -- CD-R -- €6
2017 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_8, (ltd. 45)
Mysterious Project >o< with a physical embodiment of a long-awaited album of 2014, which was previously distributed only via bandcamp. Retrospective of the psychedelic experience of walking through the pine forests of Ingermanland and mast meadows Privolhovya. Music of weary sun hallucinations for lazy sultry rituals without beginning or end. Listen and overgrown with dry of violet dust. Psychedelic/Drone Ambient/Abstract/Folk. CD-R with printing on the surface, packed in half-DVD-box. [label info]

>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< -- "Emerald Leaves" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT151, (ltd. 22)
A beautiful meditative Drone Ambient / Progressive Electronics mini-album, imbued with the breath of spring, gentle breeze and freshness. Bright spring foliage yet not covered with dust sways on branches, emitting an emerald chime, and the movement of juices in the trees resonates with the pulsations of space. An ideal soundtrack for contemplative and psychedelic walks through forests and parks. Handmade and hand-painted cardboard envelope with textile applique in the form of an emerald leave. [label info]

>O< -- "La Belle Epoque" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT152, (ltd. 19)
Ambient / Drone / Dungeon Synth. The new disc by >o< is dedicated to the aesthetics of the "Beautiful Epoch", Art Nouveau or Modern - there are many names for this phenomenon, and the essence is very versatile, like this release. Here you will find sketches inspired by the masterpieces of Art Nouveau architecture like for example the famous Vitebsk Railway Station, and the technology of that era, and the romantic melancholy of the Baltic, and the breath of everyday life of those days. Accordingly, the tracks vary from minimalistic “gothic” forms of ambient to more lo-fi, experimental and drone variations of it - especially since we decided to supplement four new compositions with three bonuses of a similar theme, which were previously released on rare and already unavailable releases by >o<. The inner sleeve made by hand from vintage paper and decorated with a vintage floral sticker. All the information is handwritten with a golden ink. The outer A5 sleeve made of vintage patterned paper and sealed with a floral sticker. Decorated disc surface. [label info]

>O< -- "Oceanic" -- CD-R -- €7
2015/2017 Ostroga, OTR-077, (ltd. 50)
Serene, calmly gleaming Psychedelic Drone Ambient / Amorphous New Age, pierced by the feeling of what Stanislav Grof calls oceanic or Apollonian ecstasy - the deepest peace, quiet radiant joy and satisfaction, unity with nature and cosmic order. Filled with warmth and water element, this work is based on keyboard parts accompanied by the sounds of ocean, voices of whales and noises recorded in mother's womb. [original press-release] Reissue of the cassette on CD-R format, oversized cardboard sleeve + 3 photo inserts.
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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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0ID -- "Red Book (Ambient Mix)" -- CD -- €7
2004 Lagunamuch Community, LMC200, (ltd. 500)
0id is Andrey Antonets solo project, created for the realization of the author's own ideas outside the Alexandroid project. Taking part in the Alexandroid project with Alex Matrosov and releasing albums all over the world, Andrey creats his own ambient soundsystem. There is no complexity in his world, no ambiguity or vagueness - there are only his own ideas and mood, embodied in music. Red Book was specially created for private listening - two in the room is too much to understand him. [press-release]

0ID -- "Systems of Mercy" -- CD -- €7
2006 Lagunamuch Community, LMC700, (ltd. 1000)
0id is one Andrey Antonets, who is a member of Alexandroid, but solo creates his own ambient music. I think it's played on analogue synthesizers, and it's not the tapestry sounds of Hypnos but more the stripped down version of ambient house music. Things move a little bit, there is arpeggio's on the piano, and even a bit of percussion. However the highlight of the cd is the fourth track, which started out with a voice going through a vocoder, later on forming a duet of voices and brings it close to space age popmusic. That is absolutely a great piece. Even with such a title for the cd things can't go wrong. [Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly]
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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]

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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16P17R15O19T15O19O23Y16P -- "Plast XXI 91342018191723" -- 2 CD-R -- €15
1998/2017 Torga Amun, Amun-117, (ltd. 24)
Radionoise / Field Recordings / Minimal Industrial / Lo-Fi. One of the projects by dr. Feitnathoroth (Gorduw, Hilderend, Lilly, Unit+Ass, etc.) and Depth Tyrant (Tchort). Portraits of weird radio broadcasts: flowing frequencies, signals, transmission interference, distorted voices & noises, industrial dictaphone recordings and an unexpected remix on a track by Mental Detsruction. Utter minimalism for immersion into your self and into nowhere. Recommended to listen in a gas mask. The material was recorded in 1997 and released on cassette by Folvork prod. (Kfeytzez 011) in 1998. The reissue is done in handmade cardboard sleeves with applique and insert, eacg copy is unique.
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1G0G -- "All Sacred" -- CD-R -- €6
2006 Electroindustria, 08EICDR
Dark Ambient / Noise. 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 Orthodox Christian harsh noise!
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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 Ciechanуw 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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23 THREADS -- "I Woke Up at Dawn" -- CD -- €10
2019 Zoharum, ZOHAR 183-2, (ltd. 250)
Doom Metal / Industrial. Marek Marchoff, Ingrid Swen and Rafał Janus are back with the new album. This is the fourth album released under the moniker 23 THREADS. However, it shows a completely different side of the project. This is a kind of escape from the current formula based on combining dark folk with kraut rock. So what can you expect from "I Woke Up Dawn"? This album is a tribute to the protoplasts of heavy music. The musicians themselves say that it is a doom album. Undoubtedly, in these 9 compositions, you can feel a different weight than before. There are guitars in the foreground, bass lines, thick cylindrical riffs intertwined with possessed vocals. In the background, there is a psychedelic atmosphere of the 1970s. This, however, is a kind of a starting point, a creation that the trio uses to utilize their ideas and to mix in their own musical language already known from previous recordings. It is worth mentioning that in one of the songs there is a guest appearance of ZENIAL who performs his own interpretation, deconstructing previously existing recording by the 23 THREADS musicians, which gives an interesting effect consistent with the whole album, and thus confirms the complexity of the convention adopted by the trio. Taken from the motto from "I Woke Up Dawn", Occult Macabre Doom is the best description of the nature of this recording... The album released in digipak in the shape of a cross limited to 250 copies. [label info]
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23 THREADS -- "The Ornaments (The Ghost of Miranda)" -- CD -- €10
2017 Zoharum, ZOHAR 157-2, (ltd. 300)
Neofolk / Psychedelic. Two years after the well-received album 'Conspicuous Unobstructed Path', which broke their silence after several years, 23 THREADS returns with the brand new material. Known for their style close to neofolk, the musicians have developed into different directions close to krautrock, avant or psychedelia known especially through American artists... 'The Ornaments (The Ghost of Miranda)' is a mysterious tale enclosed in 9 parts, illustrated with music, and each one is a separate song that can exist independently of the whole. The latest 23 THREADS album will appeal to both those who like folk songs and those who look for some experimental music. Undoubtedly, those who have known the band so far will not be disappointed. The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak with a poster in a strictly limited edition of 300 copies. [label info]
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414 -- "s/t" -- CD -- €15
2000/2011 self-released, (ltd. 38)
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. Kirill Stoukaline's author's edition with a new design.

73! + PUSTOTA -- "Nesterilnost' (Antisterility)" -- CD-R -- €6
2016 Biosonar^Lo-End, 053/2016 cdr, (ltd. 20)
Live recording of the collaborative droning / rustling of the two projects, captured at dRЁmA-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]

7PM RITUAL -- ":08:16:02:" -- CD -- €10
2015 Lichterklang, LK029, (ltd. 300)
7pm Ritual is the new project of the founding Stein members Norbert Strahl, Nic Sender and Oliver Sittig who reunited for spontaneous jam-session after a couple of years, which finally resulted in “:08:16:02”. The album is a dedicated and conceptional piece of work, based on one of the biggest tragedies of the past millennium. Musicalwise 7pm Rituals debut is the perfect blend of songs, influenced by Neofolk and orchestral, cinematic sounds bands that sometimes remind of early recordings of In The Nursery, but with a more folky edge. The songwriting as well as the sound quality are outstanding and there’s no doubt that 7pm Ritual and their musical diversity will leave a deep impact throughout the different genres mentioned before. [label info]
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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 -- €12
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 -- "No Way Out" -- CD -- €16
2008 Vrihaspati Recordings, VR013
Finally after a long pause, the new A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR album is out now! Their last album "Seven Samurai" was released 4 years ago and in these past years many things changed (in) ACOH. With "No way out" you will hear a completely new side of ACOH. The album would be best described as a pure Neo(Pop)Folk album with many Neoclassical and some Martial elements. Peter learned to play several acoustic instruments in the last years and some guest musicians also helped to create the band's new style. On "No way out" you hear acoustic piano, guitars, e-bass and contrabass, drums, violin and bells, as well as electronic instruments. Most songs are with lyrics and have quite a dreamy and catchy atmosphere with monumental and heroic parts. Some songs even spread a feeling of early 80ies independent music like Joy Division, The Fall, New Model Army... [press-release]
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A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR -- "Trilogy" -- 2 CD -- €17
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.

A² -- "Das Beste Aus Hagen" -- CD -- €10
2019 E-Klageto, Exklageto 21, (ltd. 400)
Minimal Wave / Analogue Synth. A² is the one-man project of Andreas Arndt from Germany whose background is the 80’s minimal synth scene just as much as the more experimental/noise/industrial scene. You can tell from his recordings, squeaking and whizzing synth sounds meet noises, monotonous rhythms and emotionless vocals. His demo cassettes have been put together on an LP on Genetic Music. His main project has always been the more industrial project IRIKARAH. [Genetic Music]
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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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AB INTRA -- "Henosis I-V" -- CD -- €10
2016 Zoharum, ZOHAR 132-2, (ltd. 300)
Ambient / Drone. A bit more than two years after the two-disc split with 1000Schoen (ZOHAR 070-2), Ab Intra is back with a new album. After two previous successful ventures entitled "Aura Imaginalis" (ZOHAR 006-2) and "Supremus" (ZOHAR 026-2) the new release is a record of its research in the field of music. "HENOSIS" (Greek for unity, unification) is a scene of a suggestive sonic travel; a travel uniting opposites at different symbolic levels. The sounds on the album are an attempt to reflect the transforming process expressed through color, intensity and frequency. In this sense, the album is a conceptual whole strongly interacting with the imagination of the audience. The album released in a digipak is strictly limited to 300 copies. [label info]
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AB'SCHE / UNCODIFIED -- "Applied Misinformation For People Control" -- CD -- €10
2015 Naked Lunch Records, NLR020CD, (ltd. 250)
The third installment of the collaboration between Gianluca Favaron as Ab'she and Corrado Altieri as Uncodified. 11 tracks of Noise / Musique Concrete / Drone. Ltd x 250 copies in a digipak. Photography by Stefano Gentile.
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ABANDONED KITCHEN 1947 -- "A New Eden" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT147, (ltd. 47)
Finding beauty and even some kind of "paradise" - A New Eden - within the decadence of the modern urban landscape. Junkies as the new shamans, violence as a new kind of tenderness. Girls get forced into womanhood in dark alleys and dirty, dim-lighted rooms... The city is hell, but even at its darkest and murkiest and harshest, AK 1947 finds some beauty. An hour-long Katabasis in eight parts. Debut album by the Spanish project in the style of cold and grey industrial Dark Ambient of old school, bursting sometimes with furious Harsh Noise. Fullcolour sleeve. [label info]

ABATTOIR & SATORI -- "Megaloschemos" -- CD -- €10
2018 Gradual Hate Records, GH 138 CD, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Dark Ambient. Satori, continuing a project first started in the 1980’s founding member Dave Kirby brings an onslaught of industrial soundscapes, pounding drums and a dystopian vision of a world commited to destroying itself. Comprising a mixture of harsh noise and power electronics with a harder and heavier percussive beat than before Satori enter 2018 with a collection of new songs “Dispossession” based on the physical and mental disconnect facing everyone in the modern world. A constant pervasive undercurrent of violence, the feeling of a society on the brink of a total meltdown and the fears and torments of the powerless individual... Lorenzo Abattoir is an Italian-based noise artist and sound engineer from Torino. His work takes shape in a context of underground extreme noise music to become accessible through projects related to sound art. “The sound of chaos merging with order, where every detail and nuance seems to be carefully regulated and controlled”. [label info]
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ABBILDUNG -- "At The Gates Of Ouln" -- CD -- €10
2019 Winter-Light, WIN 020, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient. The welcome return of ABBILDUNG to our Winter-Light label with a new studio album 'At The Gates Of Ouln'. We journey once more to the world first visited in 'All Demons Are Horned' and enter the realm of the other dreamers. On 'At The Gates Of Ouln', ABBILDUNG presents us with six new tracks of classic dark ambient, forged in his own unique style. Utilising field recordings, samples, drones and beautifully crafted atmospherics, we are once again drawn in to the creative realm of Casian's music... Uplifting organ sounds wrap themselves around rich, dark overtones, pulling them from out of the shadows and up in to the half light, only to let them fall away again in to the gaping abyss below, as they burn bright for one last time before fading away in to black nothingness... Edition comes in a full-colour 4-panel digipak, limited to 200 copies. [label info]
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ABBILDUNG -- "All Demons Are Horned" -- CD -- €10
2015 Winter-Light, WIN 004
Dark Ambient from the dark realm of dreams. ABBILDUNG's 10th years anniversary CD entitled 'All Demons Are Horned' puts together probably the best work so far from the Romanian sound artist. Spanning over 3 years in the making, the release takes you to a transcendental journey through finely crafted, dark ambient soundscapes, mystic drones with a touch of oriental inspired music... This is an incredibly interesting release from ABBILDUNG, utilising a broad, and sometimes brave, use of sounds, field recordings and voices within this genre. This is a release that is pushing at the boundaries of ambient and taking it so much further. The tracks are exquisitely crafted pieces that at times are tinged with fusions of an oriental journey, propelling you through harsh atmospheric re-entry or simply leaving the listener alone to drift in absolute solitude. The opening track drags you in from the very first moments, taking you on a dark journey and eventually pulling you through to the other side. Whether that outcome is one of light or dark only the listener can decide. [label info]
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ABBILDUNG -- "Braahia" -- CD -- €10
2020 Essentia Mundi, EM032, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient. Dark Ambient from the dark realm of dreams by the Romanian sound artist. Deeper into the other dreamers' world. Through Braahia plains and their dream catchers. The universe of Abbildung comes from the very fabric of things, from some essential things. The construction is formed as dreams are, piece by piece into a flow, but defying any strategy nor putting stress to form something that is "right". This universe's space structure is grasped at the symbolism of abstraction - thus anything that can be thought is also possible to be created and anything that can be heard can be constructed on. Abbildung is about the infinities of sound - at microinfinitie and macroinfinitie levels. Digipak. [Cold Spring]
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ABISSO -- "Urban Witchery" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2007 Luminol Method
ABISSO is a new Italian uncompromising harsh / white-noise project involved with Satanism and Urban Guerrilla! This debut mini-album consists of 6 untitled tracks of pure mental dissection noise... The album comes in a black 3" mini CDr packed in an elegant mini-DVD box with inserts... [Old Europa Cafe]

ABJECTION RITUAL -- "Futility Rites" -- CD -- €10
2015 Malignant Records, TumorCD89, (ltd. 500)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics. With 2 previously self-released CDr's, Erie, Pennsylvania’s Abjection Ritual grabbed our attention by creating a particularly bleak and virulent strain of death industrial that takes the unbridled, feral violence of American power electronics and combines it with the classic charnel house, necro-atmospherics of vintage Cold Meat Industry (BDN, MZ.412, In Slaughter Natives). Futility Rites is his proper debut, and it fully delivers on the promise and potential of earlier material... From the slow, caustic crawl of “Aversor”, “Entropic Embrace”, or “Tabernacle of Teeth and Tongues”, to the heavily mechanized grind, razor sharp frequencies and lurching physicality of the title track or “Objects of Wrath”, each of the 8 tracks here are impenetrably dark and filled with oppressive dread, culminating in a release that immediately propels Abjection Ritual to the front of the pack when it comes to malevolent, post-apocalyptic electronics. For fans of Steel Hook Prostheses, The Vomit Arsonist, Brighter Death Now, In Slaughter Natives... In 6 panel digipak designed by Brian Van Der Pol and mastered by J. Stillings, Steel Hook Audio. Lmtd 500 copies. Run time: 49 minutes. [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.

ACCASARI -- "Fracture" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 VOLOK Records, VR-19, (ltd. 20)
Drone Rock. Ex-System Morgue. "At some point you see a bright light. Not consciously. Not knowing the names of objects and phenomena. You look at everything for the first time. Watching the changes. Everything happens gradually. The world becomes the world, the water becomes water, the wind becomes wind, fire becomes fire. "You climb in a spiral to the top". You accept your existence. You learn to understand laws and meanings. You recognize what is good and what is bad. Gaining experience, you immerse yourself deeper and deeper into life. And only for a short moment you remember that you are something else. Something that does not initially have a name." [label info]
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ACCASARI -- "La Décès /​Harbringer" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-24, (ltd. 20)
Drone Rock. Ex-System Morgue. Two mini-albums combined in one edition.
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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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AD LUX TENEBRAE -- "Ghanood" -- CD -- €10
2014 Vegvisir music, o:011, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient / Drone / Ritual. Ghanood is new album of Ad Lux Tenebrae played in collaboration with 121 of Closing the Eternity. One more then half of hour long track. 100% organic & synth-free ambient somnolent meditation with strings, bells, drones, bowls, chimes & rainsticks. [label info]
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AD LUX TENEBRAE -- "Ouroboros" -- CD -- €10
2013 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-37 / Vegvisir music, (ltd. 170)
Ritual Ambient. Ad Lux Tenebrae, one of the most interesting phenomena in Russian ritual/drone music, have proven themselves as uplifters of first-class ritual sound. Each of their few works, is the fruit of serious musical practices, long-term loneliness, and consequently, the identity, the roots of which can also be seen in an unusual tools and authors. Great powerful sounds from primeval Ural woods. To create music they use original musical instruments - bubens, handmade drums, blowing horns, flutes and other instruments which have no name made by the musicians themselves. The CD contains two live recorded rituals, each of them was played in this form only once and never will be repeated. "Ouroboros" was recorded with the assistance of Podonok (Nuclear Winter). Sound design by 121 (Closing the Eternity/Velehentor). Ltd x 170 (!!) copies only, with artwork by Artem Grigoriev. [label info]
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AD OMBRA -- "Almost Eternity" -- CD -- €10
2011 Rage In Eden, RAGE 83
After two years since the last release of ‘Magna Charta Illusorum’, Ad Ombra returns with a new album titled ‘Almost Eternity- Handmade beliefs for the nostalgic lambs’. The album presents 10 orchestral compositions. All the complex tunes, changes in the pace, dramatic phrases and the beautiful opera voice; all of them heard from the previous releases are also presented on ‘Almost Eternity’. The music is perfectly polished, definitely the magic of the third record worked well. The most sophisticated album by Ad Ombra. [press-release]
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AD OMBRA -- "Rites Of Genesis (Equinox Tremendum)" -- CD -- €10
2008 Rage In Eden, RAGE 53
Romanian project Ad Ombra’s debut album “Rites of Genesis” (equinox tremendum) offers a suite in 15 parts of Dramatic Orchestral art, rooted in the timeless fragrance of Classical music, adorned with Eastern lullabies, funeral dirges, monumental choirs and operatic female chants, theatrical soliloquies, industrial hues of a dark disturbing manner, all coagulated in order to depict the aesthetical testimonies of the project’s mastermind, George D. Stanciulescu. A spiral of emotions, thoughts, opalescent visions, essential recurrences, for Creation’s shrine that stands as a living mirror where everyone can reflect the(m)selves. For fans of Elend, Stoa, Sophia and Chaostar. 15 tracks, 42 minutes, 3 panel matt digipack with original artwork by Luna. [press-release]
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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 -- "Cuore Mini" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Observatiore 18, (ltd. 18)
Ritual old school industrial from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

ADRIVA -- "Lacte Sessia" -- CD-R -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- €7
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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ADRIVA -- "Spenta" -- CD EP -- €8
2017 Mantra Spenta, Sacrament V, (ltd. 300)
Drone / Archaic. The contemplative piece of drone sound art will lead the listener to the depths of preconscious. As the microcosm and the macrocosm are equal, so all the secrets and all the wonders are hidden inside of our deep inner self. Stop the fuss of mind and look into your soul. This is the only way to see the Unfading Eternal Flame... Adriva is the project of Russian ethnographer, artist and musical avant-gardist Denis Shapovalov from Rostov-on-Don. Starting his way in the black metal underground of the early 90s, and after founding one of the first Russian folk pagan band Sunchariot, the artist changed the reference point for drone and experimental music. Unlike the darker and denser paintings of the late Sunchariot, Adriva music is based on the experience of myths and drawing inspiration from archaic beliefs and the culture of the ancients. Presented in 4-panel digipak. [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."

ADR_VA -- "Zatemnenie" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Rostov Vox, 04, (ltd. 50)
A project by Denis Shapovalov from Rostov-on-Don, Russia, ex-member of Sunchariot and head of the electroacoustic-oriented label Observatoire. "Zatemnenie" is a lost album from early 2000-s, recorded for the labels Strely Peruna and Abgvrd, but never released. Two tracks of raw monotonous obscure ritual ambient. All material is based on cycled looped dark drones. Like some giant millstones rotating in space and grinding matter into dust, or are those electromagnetic coils slowly resonating in thickened ether?.. Cover made of two thick cardboard plates holding a disc and a poster.

ADRIVA 91404 D -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
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]

AELDABORN -- "Urfinsternis" -- CD -- €12
2019 Lichterklang, LK045, (ltd. 258)
Neofolk. AELDABORNs new album “Urfinsternis” deals with the religious motives of the Swedish island Gotland and its ancient stones (“Reiter und Schlangen”), lesser known nordic myths (“The Ride of Hyrrokinn”) as well as songs standing in the tradition of luciferian gnosticism referring to Albin Grau, Gregor A. Gregorius and Aleister Crowley ("The Wind Beyond" and "The Law Of Silence"). The Kalevala as well as karelian witchcraft are covered as well just like the mythical topic of the mountain in the context of a spiritual observation (“Entwölktes Gebirge”). By all means the Bronze Age is the peak of religious images, the first light from the original darkness (“Urfinsternis”). Musicalwise “Urfinsternis” can be considered as the most accessible album AELDABORNs up to date while a new female voice adds a new dimension to the multilayered compositions. [label info]
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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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AENDLEX -- "Driven by Night" -- CD -- €10
2016 Rage In Eden, RAGE 115
A journey of psych-folk experiences. Aendlex comes back with a work fully recorded in analog, the lyrics have been written in Venezuela and Italy. Take a trip into the highs and lows of these one man band memories... [label info]
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AEOGA -- "Coav" -- CD -- €12
2004/2016 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM11], (ltd. 455)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Finnish label Aural Hypnox was founded only in 2004 but has already obtained reputation of qualified provider of dark drone/ritual music with their project Halo Manash. The new band on this label sounds quiet in vein - music is based on eerie guitar feedback textures, archaic drum and cymbal patterns, atonal/tonal vocalizations and various distant/peculiar sample layers. "To exhaust mind and body in order to obtain a condition of non-consciousness and thus receive, realize and create material based on both primal and absent vision". Enclosed inside a screen printed, white Stellar Mansion cardboard covers including four two-sided insert cards and a four panel booklet.
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AEOGA -- "Obsidian Outlander" -- CD -- €12
2017 Aural Hypnox / Sublunar Series, [AH16], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Obsidian Outlander’ slowly weaves together droning fabric of guitars and analog synths that melt together with abstract sounds and field recordings. Whereas earlier works have been more holistic in nature, ‘Obsidian Outlander’ is maybe the most narrow-focused thus far – bound to only certain frame and concept. The album exhales its nocturnal essence upon the listener and inhales this sensory experience back into Aeoga’s mythopoetical dimension, crystallizing into a vision of a vigil standing before a slowly throbbing corpsecloth, while the black loom weaves the fabric of UN-inverse-OM. Total running time: 29:08... The CD version of the album is enclosed in a customised and screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including three two-sided insert cards. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
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AEOGA -- "Temple Treye" -- CD -- €12
2014 Aural Hypnox / Sublunar Series, [AH13], (ltd. 444)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. We are pleased to confirm that Aeoga, a duo formed back in 2004, is active again. ‘Temple Treye’ is a work that was recorded and presented live already in 2006, but because of various reasons remained hibernating in the group’s personal archives for eight years. Due to the recent awakening, it was essential to gather the past and free these six telemorphic sonic formations; the crescent pillars had to be ignited. ‘Temple Treye’ will be released through our Sublunar series, concentrating on presenting the new releases from the artists of the Helixes collective... ‘Temple Treye’ is an ascetic yet vigorous continuation to the groups past discography. An outlandish touch ignites the earth-bound stellar components into bi-directional currents. Abstract electro-acoustic currents, coarse drone ambience and meditative rhythms guide onward on the pathway eating itself. Telemorphic-statues are burning, spectral-horizons collapsing into sub-atomic states which linger omnipresent among the threads of blooming semblances. Prism-like petals wither into immaterial gorges of power. Guardian’s tonguing stare churning the revealing paralogies. Trance feasting the entrance. This is archaic dronumental Temple Music in its purest form. Total running time: 43:41... The regular edition of 444 copies is housed inside a hand finished cardboard covers including an eight panel booklet. [label info]
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AEOGA -- "Triangle Of Nebula-Devourers & Palace For Vultunales" -- CD -- €12
2005/2015 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM08], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. After a decade of unavailability we are proud to release ‘Triangle of Nebula-Devourers’ and ‘Palace for Vultunales’ by Aeoga on a CD through our Stellar Mansion series. Both of these were previously released in 2005 simultaneously with the ‘Zenith Beyond the Helix-Locus’ album; ‘ToND’ was limited to 100 CD-r copies and ‘PfV’ came exclusively as a part of ‘ZBtH-L’ deluxe box set that was limited to only 40 copies... ‘Triangle of Nebula-Devourers’ presents three electro-acoustic pieces that will take you through the hazy desert toward the non-spatial zero time. Tempesting, obscure and flowing archaic ambience where meditative rhythms, transcendental resonances and abstract passages blend together – sonic alchemy that will permute the sub-/ non-conscious patterns of the Self. This album is an incomparable outcome in the field of experimental and abstract ambience... ‘Palace for Vultunales’ presents two dronumental tracks varying from backwards flowing acoustical drones, eerie sample textures and harmonic sound clouds to archaic rhythm patterns. A voyage through the Coprophagik Cycle into the heart of absolute being – an opus between old school drone ambience and experimental ritual music... The album is enclosed inside a silk-screen printed Stellar Mansion cardboard covers including four, two-sided insert cards. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
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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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AETHERE -- "In Coma" -- CD -- €10
2009 Rage In Eden, RAGE 61, (ltd. 500)
"In Coma" is the last work of Aethere, an act of Emanuele Ratti from Milan who in the last 4 years brought to perfection his dark ambient - space music hybrid, starting from a Cold Meat Industry style and finishing with sophisticated personal music, binding dilated atmosphere, typical for space music, with the more compact, oppressive style, characteristic for swedish masters. “In coma” is the end of Aethere, an album created on the really feeble equilibrium between life and death: the EEG sound walks through the six tracks until the acme of the mass-sounds. When the EEG becomes a flat line, Aethere dies. 6 tracks, 49 minutes, 3 panel glossy digipack, limited to 500 copies. [label info]
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AETHERE -- "The Long Dark Tea - Time Of The Soul" -- CD -- €10
2007 War Office Propaganda, WOP 45
Third full lenght album in 3 years from Aethere. Emanuale Ratti, a man behind Aethere have started to compose music already few years ago, trying to mix '70s space music with dark ambient in the vein of early Cold Meat Industry. Now Aethere has arrived with a perfect balance of old space music and ambient in the classic vein of Robert Rich & Alio Die, with a strong tones of oppressive & depressive feelings, rather far from old Cold Meat school influences. 6 tracks, 50 minutes, CD in digipack. [label info]
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AGATE ROLLINGS -- "Diomede" -- 2 CD -- €16
2016 Databloem, DB2CD069-2016
AGATE ROLLINGS is an Ambient / Electro Acoustic duo formed by Alessandro Sgarito and Stefano Gallone in 2010 in Rome (Italy). Their storytelling soundscapes of musical visions of sound and mental state, seem to constantly evolve and transmigrate in imaginary territories. Exploring and expanding this concept, Alessandro and Stefano not only offer 120 minutes of sounds and perceptions but also a photographic tale by Alessandro Sgarito (available in free download on request) and a book (available through Amazon), including images by Alessandro and words by Stefano. The idea for the title and the concept of the album came from the conformation of two islands called Big and Little Diomede and located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia, which borders with the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south. Because they are separated by the International Date Line, Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede but with only 2,4 miles of distance. Because of this the islands are sometimes called Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede) and Yesterday Isle (Little Diomede). DIOMEDE is an inner journey, metaphorically passing through sounds and images to any place where life is good. [label info]
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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 -- "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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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]

AIT-ALI, BENJAMIN -- "Ballet and Other Works" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 Observatoire, obs * acusma | 054 cassette, (ltd. 100)
An album from a young French composer working with found sounds.
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AJNA -- "An Era of Torment" -- CD -- €10
2017 Reverse Alignment, RA-39, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Drone. 2016 saw the release of Ajna's debut on Reverse Alignment; "Inevitable Mortality". An isolationist journey through desolate landscapes. External, but most of all internal. On "An Era of Torment", Chris F plunge deeper into the darkness of the soul. This time derived from psychological battlefields contemplating on lo-fi textures, blackened drones and abandon hopes. [label info]
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AJNA & DODSAPPARATEN -- "Seasons" -- CD -- €10
2019 Reverse Alignment, RA-46, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient / Industrial. After releasing "An Era of Torment", Cyclic Law caught up with Ajna and published it´s latest, and by far, most experimental album "Lucid Intrusion" (Chris F's prime work up to this date). Not stopping there, Cryo Chamber invited Ajna to the V/A "Tomb of Ordeals". We're happy that our former artist's future is brighter than ever as well as we're pleased to see him return to the label. The new release on Reverse Alignment entitled "Seasons" is a cooperative work with fellow musician David Bengtsson, aka Dödsapparaten. He's also known as IOK-1, Tarmskrap and from his work together with Manifesto as dB/Mz. "Seasons" form a synthesis of Ajna's murky isolationism with Dödsapparaten's harsher industrial expression making way for a musical story that highlights the darker sides of life. Ultimately being a dedication to a lost friend. [label info]
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AJNA & DRONNY DARKO -- "Black Monolith" -- 2 CD -- €14
2017 Reverse Alignment, RA-34, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient / Drone Ambient. Despite the continental drift and the apparent distance between USA and Ukraine, Chris F and Oleg Puzan has been working together for some years now. Black Monolith though, is the first release under the Reverse Alignment banner and includes previously released tracks from EP Facing the Void and the long single 1000 Years of Cryosleep put out digitally by norweigan Petroglyph Music in 2013-2014. These have been remastered together with new material, forming a continuum of collaborative work... Ajna, known from it's release "Inevitable Mortality", and Dronny Darko, one of Cryo Chamber's highly esteemed artists, create an alliance in pitch black ambient to carry out our minds to the outer rim territories of discovered space and the dark vastness of a universe without an end... This is beauty and fear, calmness and disturbance. This is the "Black Monolith". [label info]
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AKAUZAZTE -- "Azalberritan" -- CD -- €16
Spanish group performing experimental avantgarde rock / post rock / no wave. Hard to compare to anyone, but obviously the musicians are talented and full of ideas and their music is quiet psychedelic. Release package is quite luxury and unusual. [YAOP]
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AKAUZAZTE -- "Dan Danok" -- CD + DVD -- €23
2009 self-released
Spanish group performing experimental avantgarde rock / post rock / no wave. Hard to compare to anyone, but obviously the musicians are talented and full of ideas and their music is quiet psychedelic. Release package is quite luxury and unusual. [YAOP]

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 -- €6
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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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.

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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ALGOL -- "Timeshifter" -- CD -- €10
2019 Ksenza Records, KSZ 024
Dark / Space Ambient. Ksenza Records and Infinite Fog Productions present the new work by Daniil Kazantsev, the mastermind of the projects Stuzha, Black Wanderer and Algol. It is time to embark on a new journey through the endless cosmic horizons with the good old guide. Having left the usual notions of movement in space and time, we set off on a path led by cosmic winds. The new album “Timeshifter” is Algol's second work released by Ksenza Records and the seventh full-length album in 13 years of the project's existence. Characteristric refined space ambient showing the development of the project, which is a pleasure to watch. [label info]
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ALIO DIE -- "Music Infinity Meets Virtues" -- CD -- €10
2009 Nextera, ERA 2060 2
Performed Live at Church of St.Simon and Juda, Prague 1 - Old Town, May 23rd, 2009.

ALL HAIL THE TRANSCENDING GHOST -- "s/t" -- CD -- €12
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 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 -- "Chairete Daimones" -- CD -- €12
2019 Aorta, AORCD 20 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 093 CD, (ltd. 500)
Chairete Daimones (Ancient Greek for Be Greeted, Demons) is the brand-new CD by Allerseelen after their successful 2015 release Terra Incognita. This beautiful digipak CD with its 16-page-booklet, published by Aorta / Indiestate in early 2019, is another catchy and driving chapter in the discography of this adventurous and ambitious Austrian project... It has always been difficult to describe the music of Allerseelen as their oeuvre is not limited to just one genre: There seem to be dozens of them. No real expression key-word has been found to describe their apparently contradictory music. Some writers called it apocalyptic krautfolk or krautpop. This might work out as a rough approximation to describe some of their works, but definitely not for all of them. Most songs seem to exist inside an invisible field of force between genres like folk, post-industrial, pop, alternative rock. Nowadays, Allerseelen are musically situated somewhere between Coil, Einstürzende Neubauten, Laibach, Nine Inch Nails, 16 Horsepower and Throbbing Gristle. But Allerseelen are definitely unique with their studio recordings as well as live performances - as unique as the audience that has been attracted by their performances all over Europe, in North America and Russia... The 16-page-booklet - with all texts in German and English and partly even in Finnish - names the well-known guest musicians and vocalists who helped with their presence and skills to transform all seventeen songs on Chairete Daimones into real gems. The female singers are Aima (Les Jumeaux Discordants, Italy), Estella Plunkett (Miel Noir, Germany) and Faye R. (Fehu Uruz, Algeria). The cello is played by Annamaria Bernadette Cristian (Les Jumeaux Discordants, Italy). A special neo-classistic composition was written by Aida de Acosta (Keys of Perception, Venezuela) for Allerseelen. The bassist in almost all recordings is Marcel P. (Miel Noir, Fahl and other projects, Germany) who also took care of the mastering at his Dungeon Studio (Rhenania). Some songs have been mastered also at Soundtempel Studio. The violinists are Eugene Voronovsky (Cisfinitum, Russia) and Erich Zann (Kerbholz, Austria). The male guest vocalists are Aki Cederberg (Halo Manash, Finland) and Thomas Bøjden (Die Weisse Rose, Denmark). [label info]
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ALLERSEELEN -- "Dunkelgraue Lieder" -- CD -- €13
2017 Aorta, AORCD 19 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 092 CD, (ltd. 300)
Allerseelen, after their CD Terra Incognita (2014) and three reissues of early Allerseelen cassettes (Requiem, Schwartzer Rab, Autdaruta) are back with the CD Dunkelgraue Lieder. This is the deeply reworked version of the eponymous Allerseelen album Sturmlieder released first time back in 1996. Now, 21 years later, Gerhard Hallstatt has returned to his classic masterpiece and he’s offering us the new look on this great work... Dunkelgraue Lieder contains all the songs from the first Sturmlieder incarnation in shortened digitally remastered versions as well as 7 tracks which didn’t appear on the original release. The original tracks with their “sturm und drang” attitude have been placed in the middle of the new album wrapped in the new ones which are more philosophical, melancholic and permeated with sad beauty. Sonically they are also more into krautpop/neofolk sounding of todays Allerseelen making a contrast to harsh and abrasive tunes from mid 90-es. As a result we have a very interesting reminiscence of the past with a kind of a comment from the present, some wise and soft look back on one’s young spiritual nietzschean extremities... Some of the new tracks have been inspired by US black/folk/post metal band Agalloch which has a close spiritual connection with Allerseelen. Album’s precious artwork is based on the photos Gerhard made in 2010 in Oregon when he first met Agalloch at the same time as Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull had its apocalyptic eruption. The same time some new tracks included in this new album has been composed and recorded using loops from Agalloch songs... Melting old and new stages of Gerhard’s creative path Dunkelgraue Lieder would be a perfect work both for old Allerseelen fans and for younger audience who have probably never heard its 90es era music. Something to discover, something to look back – a perfect gem in everyone’s collection, very recommended. [label info]
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ALLERSEELEN -- "Fruhgeschichte I - Schwartzer Rab" -- CD -- €13
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 -- "Fruhgeschichte III - Autdaruta" -- CD -- €13
2016 Aorta, AORCD 18 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 091 CD, (ltd. 300)
The third in the series of early Allerseelen soundworks re-issues, this time it is dedicated to Greenland shaman Autdaruta and it has a very Northern mystical feel inside. The extensive use of loops Gerhard made with natural instruments such as kettledrums, violins and the others, have created some great ritual industrial album which reminds more of earliest Hybryds or Zoviet France works than the nowadays Allerseelen music, but still the unique and distinctive artistic nature of Gerhard is easily recognisable. A small masterpiece from the early 90-es, not to be missed! [label info]
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ALLERSEELEN -- "Fruhgeschichte IV - Lacrima Christi" -- CD -- €13
1989/2019 Aorta, AORCD 21 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 094 CD, (ltd. 300)
The fourth in the series of early Allerseelen soundworks re-issues is another gem for lovers of dark ritual and rhythmical music who also highly appreciate a beautiful visual presentation. This digipak comes in a limited edition of 300 copies with photos of blue flowers, black wood and translucent tears, a poetic text about the background of this Allereelen cassette that was released in 1989 by Gerhard Hallstatt, the musician behind Allerseelen who back then worked under the name Kadmon, and a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke about wine and bitterness... Allerseelen were at this time not the music group that people are aware of nowadays with its numerous live performances all over Europe. It was still something prehistoric" or "embryonic", the acoustic and alchemical vision of one person. None of these unique recordings have ever been performed on stage... The first three releases in this series of re-releases - Schwartzer Rab, Requiem, Autdaruta - were inspired by alchemy, death and shamanism. The main inspiration for Lacrima Christi were a dangerous experience - or hour of truth - by Gerhard Hallstatt inside the crater of the Italian volcano Vesuvius in his youth and a sweet Italian wine named Lacrima Christi. Self-built xylophones made of bones and wood are creating an archaic and melancholic aura to remind the listener of the fragility and transience of life... The eight works on Lacrima Christi are not songs in the strict sense of the word. The dark loops that are intertwining each other in a hypnotic way appear rather like the soundtrack for a movie that was never made or never finished. A movie without actors: There are no lyrics, not even titles. These ritual rhythms and loops, combined with the sounds of ashes and fire, rocks, breath and wind, create a feeling like being inside the crater, the caldera of a volcano that is not dead but dormant... The sweet wine Lacrima Christi that grows on the ash grey slopes of the volcano Vesuvius refers to a Catholic myth about the tears of Christ in the time of his passion. To symbolize the co-existence of sweetness and bitterness, of light and darkness, of life and death, these recordings were enriched with rare voices, choirs, sighs, shouts of birth, lust, desire... There is something timeless in this music. Not only the sound itself, also the way how it came into existence appears incredibly anachronistic, almost "prehistoric" nowadays: Computers and internet were more or less science fiction, the internet was unknown. Just one small sampling keyboard served to create some loops. Everything else was done by using three tape recorders. The music was digitally re-mastered in a very careful way by Soundtempel Studio to preserve the authentic aura of the original recordings. For those who are keen to listen from time to time to something "against the modern world", these recordings might be a perfect choice. [press-release]
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ALLERSEELEN -- "Terra Incognita" -- CD -- €13
2015 Aorta, AORCD 16 / Ahnstern, Ahnstern 53
The latest all-new studio album of ALLERSEELEN released in 2015. The distinctive Gerhard's Krautpop has been recorded as usual with a help of his comrades, this time they are John Haughm (Agalloch), Jörg B (Der Blutharsch, Amestigon, Graumahd), Daniel P. (Arnica) and Alexander Wieser (Hrefnesholt) as well as Robert Taylor (Changes) who did the vocals on one of the songs. Combining folk, industrial and even some metal elements this contradictory music of the album is catchy and driving, but at the same time melodic, beautiful and melancholic. And profound beneath which is the epigraph reminds of: "All art is at one surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril." (Oscar Wilde: Dorian Grey) [label info]
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ALLERSEELEN -- "Venezia" -- CD -- €12
2001 Aorta, AORCD06
Dedicated to Mediterranean culture and music, this album was inspired by the beautiful city of Venice, Italy. The albums music moves between powerful and rhythmic oriented tracks to soundtrack-type grooves, encompassing the decadent, inspired, hypnotic and surreal. Based on R.M.Rilke and inspired by Nietzsche and E.Pound. Lounge and downtempo industrial. [label info]

ALLERSEELEN / OTZEPENEVSHIYE / NEUTRAL -- "Georg Trakl. Umnachtung" -- CD -- €9
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]

ALLERSEELEN / SANGRE CAVALLUM -- "Barco do Vinho" -- CD -- €14
2006 Ahnstern, Ahnstern 21
Barco do Vinho is the Portuguese word for Wine Boat - the boats that in the past brought the barrels of wine from the vineyards in Callaecia (Northern Portugal) on the river Douro to the town of Porto. The CD features four exclusive songs by the Northern-Portuguese group Sangre Cavallum and four exclusive songs by the Austrian group Allerseelen - ancient and traditional but at the same time brand-new avant-garde music, somewhere between apocalyptic folklore and psychedelic rock. Poetical songs about wine taken down rivers with crews of strong men, floating down throats with crews of sparkling spirits. Inspired by the vineyards that welcome the sun bringing character to grapes. Then a silent darkness, a timeless life inside oak barrels turn wine into flavoured blood for a toast between men and nature. [label info]
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ALLISON, SCOTT & BEN OWEN -- "Untitled (For Agnes Martin)" -- CD -- €10
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 -- €10
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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ALTIERI, CORRADO / GIANLUCA FAVARON -- "The System Of Objects" -- CD -- €10
2013 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1361, (ltd. 225)
Silentes presents a new collaborative effort between two prominent artists of Italy's electronic and experimental scene, Corrado Altieri (Candor Chasma, Monosonik, Uncodified) and Gianluca Favaron (ab'she, Under The Snow, Z'been). Inspired by Jean Baudrillard's essay of the same name, "The System of Objects" offers seven compositions combining field recordings, analogue textures, computer music and concrиte sounds. Altieri e Favaron dig deep in the unconscious of the french philosopher, devising a hypothetical music score of his manifesto on the relations between objects universe and consumer society ideologies: drones and digital pulses, processed tapes and multi-layered frequencies make for a voyage to the borders of ambient, noise and radical experiments. [label info]

ALTIERI, CORRADO / GIANLUCA FAVARON -- "To Found" -- CD -- €10
2020 St.An.Da., 2018, (ltd. 200)
Experimental. To find again sequences, sounds and samples, previously elaborated for other works and live performances, decontextualizing all of them to create new original material. These are the starting points for "To Found", the third release by Corrado Altieri and Gianluca Favaron on a Silentes label, devoted to all-round experimentation and stylistic contamination through the multiple languages of electronic sound. Drone music, post-Techno rhythmic disintegrations, suggestions of the old Industrial school, field recording, abstract echoes and noise pulsations, for eight hypnotic compositions created between Cagliari and Treviso, with the precious collaboration of Anacleto Vitolo. [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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AMBIGUOUS -- "The Garden Of Ruins" -- CD -- €10
2018 Aliens Production, AP 43, (ltd. 100)
Dark Ambient / Rhythmic Industrial. One of the darkest Aliens Production releases is momentarily actual thanks to this gentleman. Igor aka Ish and his devious side returns after a longer silence under the wings of Aliens Production. Once again Ambiguous is opening the gates of the mystery where is no boredom to dig and the remains of dead souls over which the sacred dust is decomposing will alive. Movies atmospheres are a strong source of energy and pulsating percussions shifts this piece into industrially tuned proportions. Atmospheric backdrop is wrapped in scary areas in which on the places embrace ancient testaments and abstract images. Painful but beautiful beginning of the end where various testaments and undiscovered corners meet. [label info]
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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]

AMON -- "El Khela Al'Akhdar" -- 2 CD -- €14
1997/2016 Eibon Records, Amn005R / Silentes Minimal Editions, Sme1664
20 years after its initial release, AMON's “El khela” still shines out like a pillar in the dark ambient field. Mysterious, catacombal, bleak, monumental, cryptic ambience. This new edition contains a remastered, repackaged and graphically renewed version of “El khela” + a second cd with rare, unreleased and reworked tracks. “El khela Al'Akhdar” comes in digisleeve + 2 inner sleeves. [label info]
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AMON -- "The Innermost Legacy" -- 2 CD -- €15
1999/2018 Eibon Records, AMN017RE / Silentes Minimal Editions, SME 1868
Dark Ambient with unearthly and ghostly melodies + unidentified sound sources. "The Innermost Legacy" is an expanded and completely remastered new press of Amon's 1999 CD album "The Legacy". Coming as a 2xCD set with improved graphics, it also includes "Live Report", a selection of unreleased tracks recorded during various Amon concerts in the late '90s, which are presented in a continuous mix. [label info]
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AMY WEINRAUSCH / SUPERROR / OS125 / HENRY C. RIAL -- split -- CD-R -- €5
2013 Shit Noise Records, SNR 433
Appetizing noise split by four projects. Amy Weinrausch presents long meditation made of dark base vibrations in vein of Abruptum. SUPERROR - digital psychedelic noise cocktail. OS125 - melodious lo-fi digital noise / ZX-Spectrum style. Henry C. Rial - Harsh Noise Wall of highest quality. Sleeve. [YAOP]

ANAL SADIST -- "Ugly, Still" -- CD -- €10
2010 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 024, (ltd. 250)
A solo act by William Christman, a US performance / noise artist and owner of Turbine Cassettes. "Ugly, Still" reissues two tapes ("Austere" and "Chaw / Shotgun Head") and unreleased live tracks, spanning the years 1987-1997. Inspired by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgar Varese, Morton Subotnick, Fre Firth, Merzbow and other Japanese noise artists, Anal Sadist has managed to come up with his own style of industrial. Ltd x 250 copies in black sandpaper envelopes. [Cold Spring]

ANALOG ANGEL -- "Dischord" -- CD -- €10
2009 Rage In Eden, RAGE 71
80's analog electronica; today's digital technology; blended together for an up to date sound. This is what the headline banner of www.Analog-Angel.com states - let's see!! The new album - DISCHORD - is released by RAGE in EDEN records on 30th November and is the debut album of this three piece, electronic band from Glasgow, Scotland. For anyone that has not heard of Analog Angel; they are not a boy band by any means. They are of an age where they can remember the 80's in full, vivid, 3-D glory and the songs on DISCHORD tell some of the story from the glorious 80's. 80's electronica? There is certainly more than a hint of 80's electronica on DISCHORD. Some of the basslines are straight out of the yearbooks 80-85!! Some of the sounds are pure analogue beauty; full of filter sweeps that could smash windows!! Up to date technology? - that box is ticked too. There are digital synths on the album; of that there is no doubt but they have been tweeked to within an inch of their lives! DISCHORD has been put together using some sort of digital interface but ANALOG ANGEL have tried to be a bit different from all the others in this genre and they have actually played some of the parts live and not quantized the result. This results in a less clinical sound with a bit more warmth than you would normally expect from an all electronic band. An up to date sound? They have managed to revisit the 80's, picked all that is good, timewarped back to 2009 and put together DISCHORD. [label info]
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ANARCHIST MOUNTAINS -- "Macedonians" -- CD -- €10
2019 Pantheon, PAN124, (ltd. 50)
Ambient / Drone. Open wide and endlessly fluid, the force of nature, the magic unseen yet so obvious when you feel it. Breathing it in with the air, seeing it in the reflections on water streams, hearing it with the wind that blows from the tops of the mountains. They seem so ancient and still, breathing static is their lesson. Yet remember that even mountains move, they're basically waves on earth, same as in the ocean... Each element seems to have its own nature but it's easy to feel them united. Like a family in a huge, neverending cycle. We see those waves still, for them we are sparkles... No matter what scale is, the cycle continues. [label info] Hand-numbered edition of 50 copies in handmade cardboard sleeves.
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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 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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ANEMIC ROYALTY / MONOCHROME -- split -- CD-R -- €6
2012 Deathforce Records, DF086CD
Anemic Royalty: Post-Rock, beautiful, transparent, like the air of a sunny September day. Monochrome: hallucinogenic Space Ambient with elements of Berlin school. Slim box. [YAOP]

ANEMONE TUBE -- "The Three Worlds - Allegory Of Vanity" -- CD -- €10
2017 The Epicurean, cure.17 / La Esencia, LER018/2017, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Experimental / Noise. Far reaching pleasures will be at hand – Anemone Tube reveals a series of three CDs entitled “The Three Worlds: Allegory of Vanity / Forget Heaven / Vanity of Allegory”, referencing a cosmological treatise on the universe from the Theravada Buddhism of the 14th century, the subject matter of which is the description of three levels of existence of all beings and mythical creatures... This extensive retrospective release contains selected tracks from various tapes released between 1997 and 1999 - mostly rare and unavailable today - as well as yet unreleased tracks recorded between 1997 and 2013, a.o. outtakes from the “Death Over China” recordings, handpicked and recontextualized by Anemone Tube, representing the project’s roughest and most atmospheric material up to date, ranging from depressive ritual experimental ambient over dark rhythmic industrial soundscapes to whirlwind noise. Sharply mastered by Hunter Barr for a powerful, contemporary sound, each CD comes in a 6-panel digifile featuring beautiful photography by Dario Lehner. [label info]
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ANEMONE TUBE -- "The Three Worlds - Forget Heaven" -- CD -- €10
2017 The Epicurean, cure.18 / La Esencia, LER019/2017, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Experimental / Noise. Far reaching pleasures will be at hand – Anemone Tube reveals a series of three CDs entitled “The Three Worlds: Allegory of Vanity / Forget Heaven / Vanity of Allegory”, referencing a cosmological treatise on the universe from the Theravada Buddhism of the 14th century, the subject matter of which is the description of three levels of existence of all beings and mythical creatures... This extensive retrospective release contains selected tracks from various tapes released between 1997 and 1999 - mostly rare and unavailable today - as well as yet unreleased tracks recorded between 1997 and 2013, a.o. outtakes from the “Death Over China” recordings, handpicked and recontextualized by Anemone Tube, representing the project’s roughest and most atmospheric material up to date, ranging from depressive ritual experimental ambient over dark rhythmic industrial soundscapes to whirlwind noise. Sharply mastered by Hunter Barr for a powerful, contemporary sound, each CD comes in a 6-panel digifile featuring beautiful photography by Dario Lehner. [label info]
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ANEMONE TUBE -- "The Three Worlds - Vanity Of Allegory" -- CD -- €10
2017 The Epicurean, cure.19 / La Esencia, LER020/2017, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Experimental / Noise. Far reaching pleasures will be at hand – Anemone Tube reveals a series of three CDs entitled “The Three Worlds: Allegory of Vanity / Forget Heaven / Vanity of Allegory”, referencing a cosmological treatise on the universe from the Theravada Buddhism of the 14th century, the subject matter of which is the description of three levels of existence of all beings and mythical creatures... This extensive retrospective release contains selected tracks from various tapes released between 1997 and 1999 - mostly rare and unavailable today - as well as yet unreleased tracks recorded between 1997 and 2013, a.o. outtakes from the “Death Over China” recordings, handpicked and recontextualized by Anemone Tube, representing the project’s roughest and most atmospheric material up to date, ranging from depressive ritual experimental ambient over dark rhythmic industrial soundscapes to whirlwind noise. Sharply mastered by Hunter Barr for a powerful, contemporary sound, each CD comes in a 6-panel digifile featuring beautiful photography by Dario Lehner. [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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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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ANTEZ + MATHIEU CALLEJA + MIGUEL A. GARCIA + ARTUR VIDAL / GREGORY BUTTNER / HECTOR REY -- "Malasana / Kaktus / Myxini" -- 3 CD-R -- €8
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 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]

ANTIKATECHON -- "Chrisma Crucifixorum" -- CD -- €10
2012 Rage In Eden, RAGE 87
There were no classic dark ambient albums in Rage In Eden recently, so it's highest time to change it. This time I offer 57 minutes of music in this genre. Very interested album, not dominated only by dark sounds (of course they are present), but they are some kind of base for beautiful, trance melodies. This alternance of melodies and unspecified sounds makes this album to be listen with huge interest. [press-release]
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ANTIKATECHON -- "Privilegium Martyrii" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1038
Dark Ambient. 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 -- €10
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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ANTRACOT -- "Atlantropa" -- CD-R -- €11
2005 Atlantropa Musikwerk, Nr. 001, (ltd. 100)
The debut full-length album of this German harsh noise project. Jewel case.

ANTRACOT -- "Ferropolis" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Steinklang Industries, SK-IN 05, (ltd. 150)
The fourth fulltime album from Antracot comes in a small DVD-case and is limited to 150 copies. 7 tracks - 70 minutes noise, heavily influenced by japanese noisicans. From metallic sounds to pure aggressive powerful harsh frequencies and feedbacks with screams full of hate! Highly recommended for fans of this genre! Track 7 feat. Stahlwerk 9! [label info]

ANTRACOT -- "Galvanism" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2008 Tosom, XS-006, (ltd. 150)
Very active Noise and Power Electronics project from south Germany. Known from the fantastic releases on Steinklang Industries, Atacama Records or Apocalyptic Radio. With ATROX he released as BOLESKINE and THE TIROLER HORN SECTION on Atacama Records and he is a live member of ATROX. "Galvanism" is a 20 minute Noise killer track. Long, loud, aggressive. [label info]
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ANTRACOT -- "Maschinenraum 173" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Steinklang Industries, SKD 13, (ltd. 250)
65 minutes of violent Harsh-Electronics and structured Power-Noise by this ATROX bandmember. [label info]

ANTRACOT -- "Neurokinesis" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Steinklang Industries, SK-IN 14, (ltd. 77)
One hour pure Japan-hardcore-noise by this german ultra-noise act. A brutal wall of noise with rumbling and screaming sounds. This album was released especially for their concert in Tokyo/Japan on 27.10.2007. [label info]

ANTRACOT / SCRELOMA -- "Live In Salzburg 10.10.2008" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Steinklang Industries, SK7-25
The fifth part of the new old SK7 series. Here a german / japanese collaboration cd with Antracot and Screloma. You will get 18 minutes of rumbling and droning noise from Antracot and about 30 minutes of wonderful japanese Powerelectronics as it’s best. Both are live recordings from the Steinklang pre-shop-opening event on 10.10.2008 in Salzburg. [label info]

AOOM -- "Aequinoctium" -- CD -- €10
2019 Pantheon, PAN108, (ltd. 50)
Ambient / Drone. AOOM is the collaborative project of UHUSHUHU & CREATION VI. Air and sound, lake and water, water and ice, wind and cold... So many different words for the things so alike. What seems opposite, from different realms, unfolds in simple conjunction made naturally – by Nature. What seems unspeakable is obvious in sound. Dualities of elements and cycles are merging into a river of tones and noises, forming something which can be called music, yet may be just the air fluctuation. It's up to the perception to decide where it starts and when it ends. It's simply a question of point of view, whether it's time or space, whether it's listening or hearing. [label info] Hand-numbered edition of 50 copies in handmade cardboard sleeves.
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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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APOPHALLATION vs. RABBIT GIRLS -- split -- 2 x 3"CD-R -- €8
2008 Roil Noise Offensive, RNOCDR102
Apophallation: uber-powerful driving Harsh-Noise following the school of Government Alpha, Macronympha and Guilty Connector. Rabbit Girls: eerie mid-frequency noise with obsessive voices and industrial howl. Two 3-inch CD-Rs in a ziplock bag with coloured cover. [YAOP]

APOPHALLATION reworks of VENTA PROTESIX -- "Cervix 2" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2019 Torga Amun, Amun-138, (ltd. 20)
Noise.
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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 -- "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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AQUAVOICE -- "Silence" -- CD -- €10
2018 Zoharum, ZOHAR 168-2, (ltd. 300)
Ambient / Experimental. "Silence" is yet another, the fourth album by Aquavoice in the Zoharum catalog. Two years after the compilation "Early Recordings", the project delivers a completely new album consisting of 13 compositions stylistically kept in the vein which Tadeusz Łuczejko accustomed us to on his previous materials. "Silence" is the ambient in its purest form, it is extremely rich, interesting, multicoloured electronic music. 300 copies in 3-panel ecopak. [label info]
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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]

ARBOREAL -- "Embodiment" -- CD-R -- €7
2019 Heart-Shaped Box Prod., HSB-119, (ltd. 24)
A HNW project by a Thai musician Polwach Beokhaimook. This isn't really an HNW recording though, as it's not particularly noisy. 25 minutes of almost static ambience, created with some background echoing field recordings and forefront scratching sounds. Hand-made design with an art-stamp.
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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]

ARC -- "Glassine 1" -- CD -- €6
2008 A Silent Place, ASP22
Glassine I was recorded live at the Ambient Ping in Toronto on 03/07/2006; and can be easily described as an organic space ambient, with very strong references to Pink Floyd (Ummagumma), Popol Vuh, Ashra Temple, Jackie-O Motherfucker, O Yuki Conjugate, AMP and Flying Saucer Attack or "Fourth World" ambient music! Four tracks of pure vibrant multi-layered psychedelic drone music! Now, close your eyes, listening to "Glassine I" and start for your trip even without the intake of any substances! [press-release]

ARCANE DEVICE -- "Devices 1987-2007" -- 2 CD -- €10
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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AREA BOMBARDMENT -- "Republic" -- CD -- €10
2017 Lichterklang, LK040, (ltd. 200)
Martial Industrial. Finally and after almost seven years since “In Hoc Signo Vinces” was released, LICHTERKLANG is proud to announce the release of “Republic”, the new opus of the Irish Martial Industrial project AREA BOMBARDMENT. „Republic“ marks the 10th anniversary of the band and was almost lost and forgotten on the hard-disc for six years for various reasons if the label would not have listened to it on a regular basis. It then took almost two years to get back in touch with Michael P. who agreed to finally release “Republic”. The tracks have been re-worked and re-mastered with some additional bonus stuff included. “Republic” is a conceptual work on the Irish history and the brave men that fought for their independence from England, proving that history and the Martial Industrial genre has more to offer than the constant relation to Third Reich related topics. [label info]
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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]

ARGENTUM / SIGVEGR -- "Black Sun Is Rising" -- CD -- €12
2007 Heidenwut Productions, HP002
High quality Martial Industrial from two acclaimed projects. Exalted compositions with different sound, from pompous melancholic neoclassics to harsh urban industrial, lots of military and political samples, tracks dedicated to historical past and the realities of modern NS movement. Jewel case, 8 page booklet. [YAOP]
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ARGYRE PLANITIA -- "The Atomic Age" -- CD -- €10
2018 Essentia Mundi, EM045, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient. Well-crafted, dystopian dark ambient from Germany's Stefan Voss. To him the dark ambient genre has a great creative potential as this genre is more open to sounds and sound experiments than any other musical style - influenced by artists from the Berlin school as well as modern Industrial Dark Ambient. He uses a mixed setup of software and hardware to produce the dark ambient soundscapes here and in his live sets. "Unplug from the network while still possible. Embrace our hi-tech future, with a concept album that unites concepts like strong Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things and Cyber Humans and portrays a possible fatal outcome for humanity" Ltd x 300 copies in a digipak. [Cold Spring]
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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 -- €10
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
2013/2019 Aural Hypnox, [AHUE01], (ltd. 250)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. 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. Second edition enclosed inside a screen printed covers including a textual and two two-sided inserts. [press-release]
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ARKTAU EOS -- "Catacomb Resonator" -- CD -- €12
2017 Aural Hypnox, [AH18], (ltd. 423)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Every man is a catacomb resonator; our very being resounds with hidden desires, dreams of unknown origin, and deeper still, primordial voices of our buried ancestry. We are a labyrinth unto ourselves; and equally we stand as a totem-pole at the crossroads of a universe, gazing into distant horizons. We are a nameless grave from which the self divine may rise to witness new constellations light up on the darkening firmament... It is this process which the sixth Arktau Eos album attempts to convey: led by abyssal psalmody, the sonic tapestry is interwoven with dusty, crackling electronics of a bygone era and other, subtler elements for an all-enveloping sound that readily lends itself to prolonged listening sessions. Between the two segments, the sides A and B, lies the secret canticle: heard by few, yet ever present. While the vinyl edition is in some ways the optimal medium for the album at hand, the CD has the advantage of being mixed as a seamless whole. Choose as ye will! The CD version of the album is enclosed in customised, screen printed cardboard covers. Limited to 423 copies. [label info]
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ARKTAU EOS -- "Eremos" -- CD -- €12
2018 Aural Hypnox, [AH19], (ltd. 440)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Arktau Eos unveil a new album, Erēmos, one of their most involved and intense creations. While intentionally minimal on the surface, layer upon layer of subtle, haunting, and evocative sounds are slowly revealed to the attentive listener. Erēmos aims at nothing less than the total transition of the listener to the desert realms implied by the title. Old synthesizers and ritualistic acoustic elements are seamlessly blended with even more obscure aural phenomena, including field recordings done in Northern Finland and the untamed steppes of Mongolia... As has been the testimony of wise men and women of all faiths, solitude bestows its own distinct gifts upon the seeker, a process here treated in less intimate terms than on the voice-led Catacomb Resonator. Erēmos is more expansive; the desert that opens before the listener is not a locus of temptations or simple retreat, but a vivid inner mindscape of dramatic confrontations and transformations between flora, fauna, stellar matter, earth, and stone. Gradually they shed away the humanness in its most banal sense, until man identifies with the scorpionic voice of power that carries to the ends of the earth – and cosmos... Erēmos is exactly 49 minutes long, split in 9 nine distinct segments, released in an edition of 440 pcs. The CD enclosed in customised, screen printed cardboard covers including an oversized folded insert on old paper stock. Once again, Arktau Eos have closely collaborated with artist KTL on the artwork. [label info]

ARKTAU EOS -- "Mirrorion – Telegnostic Edition" -- CD -- €12
2006/2016 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM09], (ltd. 493)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. After a long period of unavailability we are proud to release the debut album of Arktau Eos ‘Mirrorion – Telegnostic Edition’ through our Stellar Mansion series. Presented in seventeen chapters that can be approached as singular gateways or a slowly unfolding journey of epic proportions, the debut album of Arktau Eos is a challenging, complex work. Born of intense private musico-magical sessions held in places abandoned by man and further refined in the temple-laboratory of the duo, it is the distillation of seven arduous months of work... As the title suggests, ‘Mirrorion’ is the music of stellar light thrown down from the Heaven’s zenith and its eldritch reflections in the depths below, uniting atavistic elemental noise with serene passages of crystalline, spectral ambience. Ultimately, ‘Mirrorion’ seeks to surpass such earthly definitions in favour of a non-dual vision of reality, hopefully transforming the listener in the process... For this recording Arktau Eos have favoured an organic approach with majority of instrumentation being of acoustic variety, including the unearthly choral of the kanglings, piercings blasts of windbones, accelerating steel-plate rolls, singing bowl and various kinds of stringed instruments... The album is enclosed in an oversized screen printed cardboard covers including an 8-panel booklet with historical and other additional notes and eight full-colour insert cards within a stamped envelope. Limited to 493 copies. [label info]
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ARKTAU EOS -- "Scorpion Milk" -- CD -- €12
2006/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM07], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. ‘Scorpion Milk’ by Arktau Eos, a work that was originally released in June 2006 is re-released through our Stellar Mansion series. ‘Scorpion Milk’ consists of a single album length track, which is best apprehended in a meditative state with minimum outside interference. It is a shadowy companion of the ‘Mirrorion’ album, the candle-bearer who responds to no call but silence itself. The music can be likened to a dark well, the oily surface of which not only reflects the phantasms of mind recalled through participation in the ‘Mirrorion’ cycle, but is occasionally broken by scorpionic surges of primal Power invigorating the act of contemplation... Performed and mixed live by using mainly obscure electronica on a reel tape, it is the antithesis of the sterile, lifeless sound and attitude of our times; a connoisseur’s choice that stands alone despite its undercurrents flowing from the heart of ‘Mirrorion’... The album is enclosed inside a newly designed cardboard covers including a 8-panel booklet and a silk-screen printed insert card. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
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ARMENIA / MACRONYMPHA -- "Promiscuity" -- CD-R -- €7
1997/2002 Bizarre Audio Arts
Noise. Reissue of a tape released in 1997.
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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]

ARROWWOOD -- "Eye Of Ivy, Thorn And Moss" -- CD -- €10
2017 COD noizes, SHUM06
Dark Folk / Psychedelic Folk / Ritual. We are pleased to inform that we have released three records of the amazing American psych / dark-folk project Arrowwood. Two albums, "Hemlock And Spindle Flower" and "Eye Of Ivy, Thorn And Moss", were previously released only as DIY CDr, were instantly sold out and very quickly became "rarities". The third album, "Dark Fairytales", contains ten previously unreleased exclusive tracks, supplemented with material from the split recording with Novemthree, also released in DIY canons. "Hemlock And Spindle Flower" has been remastered for this release... Arrowwood is the "one-girl" project of multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Robb, positioning herself as "forest folk". Her music is addressed to Wiccan rituals, forgotten spells and mysterious forces that inhabit the depths of forest thickets. However, Arrowwood's music has its own unique sound, largely due to the truly unearthly voice of Chelsea, and the atmosphere that plunges the listener into a state of light autumn sadness... Despite the fact that the project is little known on the background of the titans of the dark folk scene, in the circles of connoisseurs it has long earned a cult status, including thanks to the collaborations with Novemthree and Kim Larsen’s Solanaceae. [label info]
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ARROWWOOD -- "Hemlock And Spindle Flower" -- CD -- €10
2017 COD noizes, SHUM08
Dark Folk / Psychedelic Folk / Ritual. We are pleased to inform that we have released three records of the amazing American psych / dark-folk project Arrowwood. Two albums, "Hemlock And Spindle Flower" and "Eye Of Ivy, Thorn And Moss", were previously released only as DIY CDr, were instantly sold out and very quickly became "rarities". The third album, "Dark Fairytales", contains ten previously unreleased exclusive tracks, supplemented with material from the split recording with Novemthree, also released in DIY canons. "Hemlock And Spindle Flower" has been remastered for this release... Arrowwood is the "one-girl" project of multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Robb, positioning herself as "forest folk". Her music is addressed to Wiccan rituals, forgotten spells and mysterious forces that inhabit the depths of forest thickets. However, Arrowwood's music has its own unique sound, largely due to the truly unearthly voice of Chelsea, and the atmosphere that plunges the listener into a state of light autumn sadness... Despite the fact that the project is little known on the background of the titans of the dark folk scene, in the circles of connoisseurs it has long earned a cult status, including thanks to the collaborations with Novemthree and Kim Larsen’s Solanaceae. [label info]
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ARSENNE, ARTHUR -- "Abstractions" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-107, (ltd. 36)
Harsh Noise Wall / Field Recordings / Drone.
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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]

ART ABSCONS -- "The Separate Republic" -- CD -- €14
2017 Fronte Nordico, AA VI, (ltd. 300)
Neofolk. After five years of album-releasing silence, ART ABSCONs finally celebrates his comeback with an album that clearly shows that good things are always worth waiting for. For his sixth official album release, the Grandmaster has accepted not even a single collaborator and presents us 13 songs featuring 36 instruments all played by Michael, the man behind the mask, and which form the foundation of the artistic vision of "The Separate Republic". Digipak. [label info]

ART ABSCONS & GNOMONCLAST -- "Songs Of Hate + Hate" -- CD -- €10
2014 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 195
Collaborative release by those 2 primer German / US art-dark-folk projects. A lovely bounch of superb Noir-Cabaret charming songs. The songs comprising "Songs of Hate + Hate" were solitarily composed and authored respectively by Art Abscon, J1 StatiK, and N2 ItinitI. In the span of one week, having met in Abscon, the three made record of these disparate compositions and agreed to ceremonially burry several corpses by way of lyrical effigy. It had long been their ambition to speak clearly; that their meaning be readily understood. In the plainest words, their "Songs of Hate + Hate" are a praxis for what is to come and a faithful record of what came before; as was once sung in song: "Do this for love, but first honor hate" [Luftwaffe, Ere I Perish]. These songs are dedicated to those who would profit from borrowed accomplishments, but have nothing of their own to create. Art, J1 and N2 give their assurance that from their words and signs no theft will bring benefit. For after the last lie is redacted, what remains is often unkind. The jackals and hyenas know who they are; this album is dedicated to their dishonor. [label info]
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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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ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE -- "Attracted By Light (Collection 7)" -- CD -- €10
2013 Semperflorens, sf10, (ltd. 500)
The album consists of 3 long compositions assembled in 2011-2012. First track "Attracted By Light" was constructed from underwater sounds of crustaceans, mollusks, soniferous fish and insects, including ants, termites and bees, also sounds of wind, fire, ice and New Year fireworks. Second track "Hydrones 8" is based on underwater recordings of subaquatic insects partly recorded in ultrasonic range, tonal sounds of electric field of Gymnotiform fish, and also sounds of water-pump, propellers, boat-engines and tucuxi dolphins. Third track "Pegamorsego" is based on ultrasonic echolocation and social calls of various micro-bats and insects recorded in Brazil.
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ARUM LILIES -- "Dismal Fantasies" -- CD -- €10
2017 Death Continues Records, DCRCD012
Cold, uncomfortable, heavy electronics. "...one of the more disturbing, unsettling releases we have heard in a while... uncomfortable, minimalist noise, very deep drones, death industrial atmospheres and sounds that mimic marginally tuning antique radios and half-effective LP players with old, crackling records. We don’t listen to this music because it’s beautiful. We do so because there is a comfort in discomfort, because sometimes we are attracted to that which evokes images that are often on at the dark horizon of our imagination. Dismal Fantasies totally fits that mold successfully. Disturbing. Unsettling. Fantastic!" [The Noise Beneath The Snow]
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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]

AS WE LAY -- "Sacrilege" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 VOLOK Records, VR-15, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Drone. A dark, monotonous canvas, frightening with its infinity. Sucks you down into a black hole of a disturbing dream. Filled with unclear images. Only for real connoisseurs of the genre. [label info]
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ASBAAR -- "Aurora Folia" -- CD -- €10
2013 Steinklang Industries, SK73, (ltd. 150)
ASBAARs new album "Aurora Folia" dives deeply into the magic of nature, with sounds evoking landscapes full of light and shadows within dense forest vegetation, immersing in the cold waters of a river, or a look into the sky of earth's creator. This album gives a different point of view within Dark Ambient Music and a change to a new direction in the musical work of ASBAAR. A walk through nature's mystics, hidden between the empirical and the rational against the world of magical dreams. [press-release]
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ASEPTIC VOID -- "Carnal" -- CD -- €10
2015 Naked Lunch Records, NLR010CD, (ltd. 500)
New album from the italian dark ambient composer Davide Terreni. "Impressive continuation of dark themes and masterful use of static, haunting spaces in their music, including silence". [Vulpiano Records]
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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]

ASTARIUM / UVODNA -- "Odalism" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2017/2018 Valgriind Glasir CD-R Series, 04
Reissue of the split, previously released as a 3.5" floppy disk. This edition finally features the audio tracks in full quality. ASTARIUM performs shamanic Darkwave with a mouth harp, and a track by the Siberian project UVODNA is closer to pagan neoclassics and late SUMMONING. Double sleeve. A beautiful release in all aspects. [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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ASTRO & WINTERS IN OSAKA -- "Reverberating Forest" -- CD -- €10
2012 Phage Tapes, PT:198 / Dismantle Records, DIS-004, (ltd. 500)
Noise. The audio is what you would expect from this monster of a collab. Jennings, Finklea, Chami, Lippoldt and Hasegawa created one long slowly moving track of layered noises. The track starts out with ambient synth textures with drone guitars and evolves into a thick harsh assault on the senses with tape loops and broken electronics. [label info]
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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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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 -- "Llyr" -- CD -- €10
2010/2011 Shadowplay Records, SPR 100
Medieval / Neofolk. 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 a 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
"Sueсos" ('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). "Sueсos" 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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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 -- "The Antikythera Mechanism" -- CD -- €12
2019 Winter-Light, WIN 027, (ltd. 500)
Space Ambient / Experimental Electronics. "The Antikythera Mechanism" is the all-new studio album from Atomine Elektrine (aka Peter Andersson of Raison D'Etre). A container of all the knowledge about the universe. The motion of the gears deeply intertwine a link between micro- and macrocosm. A mechanism that simulates cosmology and senses characteristics of an eclipse, with colour, size and associated winds. Here we are invited or compelled even, to delve deep into the intricacies and finely tuned mechanics of this mysterious, all-encompassing machine. Infinitely extending it's influence across multi-dimensions of time and space, constantly calculating, cogs ever turning, gears whirring, mapping, learning, storing and moving ever onwards. Leaving in it's wake, a vast ocean of unimaginable cosmic events, left to ripple through time until they too fade away to become yet another click in the eternal cycle of "The Antikythera Mechanism". Ltd x 500 copies in a 6-panel digipak. [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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ATROX -- "Bremse Unbrauchbar" -- CD -- €10
2006 Steinklang Industries, SKD 14, (ltd. 333)
The new ATROX CD was especially recorded for the live gig in Tokyo and contains over 60 minutes of darkdroning Experimental-Noise and Powerelectronics, of course in typical ATROX-style. [label info]

ATROX -- "Dear Great Leader" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Steinklang Industries, SK7-22
After one year of silence Atrox comes back with a new album. He arranged several weird sounds to a wonderful trip in a strange world. Old School Industrial like Haus Arafna meets the typical Atrox style. So you will get a mixture of Industrial, Experimental, Ambient and Powerelectronics. Welcome to the trip in a real strange world... [label info]

ATROX & ANTRACOT -- "Earth Listen Vol.2: Oppenheimers Garden" -- CD-R -- €16
2006 Atacama Records, a.r.21, (ltd. 100)

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]

ATTRITION -- "The Unraveller Of Angels" -- CD -- €10
2013 E-Klageto, Exklageto 03, (ltd. 500)
Darkwave / Industrial. The long awaited album from legendary dark industrial pioneers ATTRITION. Founder Martin Bowes has teamed up with US singer Tylean on vocals and created 10 new works varying in style from industrial to gothic to dark ambient soundscapes, whilst lyrically continuing his exploration of introspective themes of life, love and death... With a host of special guest appearances: Mona Mur (Einsturzende Neubauten, En Esch etc), Matt Howden (Seiben etc), Annie Hogan (Marc and the Mambas, Nick Cave etc), Erica Mulkey (Unwoman), Ian Arkely (My Silent Wake, Seventh Angel), Jyri Glynn, Joanna Dalin and more... [label info]
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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 -- "Le Syndrome Aquatique" -- 2 CD -- €12
2008 Silentes, sme 0721
This is the long awaited reissue of one of the best Aube's work originally titled AQUA SYNDROME, published about 10 years ago by MANIFOLD records. The new reissue included the original album with a bonus track and a bonus live CD. LE SYNDROME AQUATIQUE is an impressive job of deconstruction and resetting of sonorous material to work of Aube, this particularly extended in the duration, treaty and expanded time, much to be proposed in a rich edition in double CD. Through sophisticated and very tested technical of sonorous rework assembled in years of untiring activity in a searching experience, Aube puts molding on and models fragments of concrete sounds of "aquatic" derivation transforming them in unknown drones, noises, pads, loops rhythms-mechanics, constructing a fantastic sonorous tapestry of valuable invoice and incredible impact, and unavoidably bringing back to the memory the first three CD constructed with single water sounds of the monumental one box of 12 CDs proudly published from Amplexus more than 10 years ago. One new unforgettable work for all those who love, and has loved, the avant-guard-istic sonorous experimentations of large the great Japanese master. [press-release]
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AUBE -- "Purification To Numbness" -- CD-R -- €8
Pure
Reissue of the CD with the same name (1994). Recorded using one VCO as source material.

AUBE -- "Reworks Stefano Gentile II" -- CD -- €10
2008 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0720
Drone / Experimental. 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 / THE HATERS -- "Splinter Clear Cut / Joyous Smash" -- CD -- €10
1998 Freak Animal Records, Freak-CD-002, (ltd. 500)
Experimental / Noise. Three tracks by Aube (Japan) recorded using glass as a source material + one track by The Haters (USA) recorded by breaking glass. Packed in A5 foldout sleeve with a small banderole.

AUDIOCUM / FBRZ -- split -- CD-R -- €5
2008 Cnccr / Självmordsoljud, 015, (ltd. 50)
Great quality live recordings of furious feedback-ish Harsh Noise in Masonna style from French and Swedish projects. Last track by Audiocum - 22 minutes of insane moving harsh noise wall. Sleeve, cover made of beautiful metallic polymer film, xeroxed insert. [YAOP]

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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AURA SHINING GREEN -- "Kuumusiikkia / Kevaansade" -- CD -- €10
2017 COD noizes, SHUM11 / Der Schwarze Tod, tod44
Psychedelic Folk / Dark Folk / Ritual Ambient. A soft sound and a voice that sometimes turns into a whisper, like a melodious rustle of rain in the forest which dies between the spreaded branches and scarlet autumn leaves, acoustic guitar, synth backgrounds, piano, rare samples — a seemingly standard set of folk or psychedelic album. But Joonathan Elokuu's music lives in its own reality, in which the industrial civilization has not left its sinister trace of world wars and oil spills. It is pure melancholy, a poetic ritual, a mystery of the deliberate dream in which the heart can sing in unison with the voice of nature itself. Therefore, this music is so full of sadness about something forever lost... COD label and distribution with the support of Der Schwarze Tod presents a completely new album of the Finnish project Aura Shining Green «Kuumusiikkia», supplemented by the mini-album «Keväänsäde», published a few months earlier. [label info]
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AURA SHINING GREEN -- "Suomenlahden Aarteet" -- 2 CD -- €11
2016 COD noizes, SHUM5 / Der Schwarze Tod, tod33
Psychedelic Folk / Dark Folk / Ritual Ambient. The last release in 2016 is the new creation of the Finnish magician Joonatan Elokuu and his project Aura Shining Green entitled "Treasures of the Gulf of Finland" Salty wind, soaked in the smell of pine needles, brings melodies and sounds of northern nature which generously showered the earth with its treasures. Gold of foliage, rubies of berries in green mossy carpets and silver of snow which wraps spruces and pines - all this can be found on the band's second album. [label info]
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AURAL HOLOGRAMS -- "Vol. 1" -- CD -- €10
2007 Aural Hypnox, [AH08], (ltd. 1000)
The very first part of the Aural Holograms series incorporates various call and response patterns manifesting vibrating, subtle energies, all of which have been accurately divided into separate rhythmic dimensions and time-shifting aural tapestries. The overall experience - i.e. the ecstatic effect - is transmitted by the intensity of syncopated rhythms, reed organ lingering on a few tones, self-transforming vocal work accompanied with carefully chosen oscillating tunes and a variety of percussive patterns utilising artefacts crafted according to the methods of traditional metallurgia, as well as real-time tape operations. Comes in six-panel hand finished cardboard booklet, in an edition of 1.000 copies. [label info]
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AURAL HYPNOX -- "Underworld Transmissions" -- CD -- €12
2019 Aural Hypnox, AHUE09, (ltd. 150)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Underworld Transmissions was Aural Hypnox label series, filmed and captured on tape in the private séances held in our subterranean lodge located in Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia. The concept was to invite artists from the Helixes collective, in different combinations, to join a séance and to establish through sound and movement an elemental communication. In greater sense, apart from personal goals, these séances aimed to bring forth the seasonal currents of the lodge; the undertone of the Aural Hypnox label and the artists involved. Each séance was guided by a unique automatic-portal-portrait reflecting the planetary and stellar distances seen at that particular time in the lodge altar mirror-receiver. All audio was captured live on tape by using binaural recording technique. Films were captured during séances and also in the preceding and subsequent sessions that took place in Other Rooms and in the surrounding wilderness. The candles have been extinguished; transmissions completed. Underworld Transmissions CD edition is housed in an oversized, screen printed cardboard covers and includes a 16-page xeroxed booklet. Limited to 150 copies. [label info]

AURAL RAGE -- "The Doctrine Of Maybeness" -- 3 CD -- €25
2005/2019 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-98
Experimental / Industrial / Techno. "The Doctrine of Maybeness" by AURAL RAGE is an anthology of the works of Danny Hyde’s AURAL RAGE project, an engineer, Programmer, producer, collaborator, remixer, and co-conspirator of COIL, NINE INCH NAILS, PSYCHIC TV, DEPECHE MODE, and many others. A 15 year anniversary of musical adventure on 3xCDs with all works together - "A Nature Of Nonsense", "Sinsemilla Dreams" and "Svay Pak" with unreleased bonus tracks... One of the early sampling Pioneers, producing 80’s band SAVAGE PROGRESS, a huge continental hit. Working with amongst others THE SOFT CELL, and many more on Fairlights and Synclaviers. He contributed many unique sounds to COIL’s legacy and worked on their legendary albums Horse Rotovator and Love’s Secret Domain, onto The new Backwards. COIL lovers know that Hyde was a kind of a secret member for this group... On AURAL RAGE dark industrial-tinged electronica and moony-ambient music has broadened with synthetic strings, programmed rhythms, shuddering MDMA-filtered beats, acid gurgles and insect buzzes are all over the album. Believing that Humour can be the hidden violin in a piece. This anthology is a Cross-genre cocktail of various music styles, a pure experiment without any borders... The project features following guest musicians: John Balance and Peter Christopherson aka COIL and Joanna de Seyne. [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. -- "Kvakun" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-078, (ltd. 30)
Experimental noise music played on a bass guitar. Pro-CDR, 30 copies, A5 black / white glossy envelope. [label info]
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AX -- "Astronomy" -- CD -- €10
1997 Freek Records, FRR 027
Ax is the sometime-project of Anthony Di Franco, who appeared on early SKULLFLOWER albums. Mastered by Dennis Blackham. "Exploding star noise and electromagnetic overtones overloading your synapses."
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AX -- "Metal Forest" -- CD -- €10
2012 Cold Spring, CSR167CD
AX is the project of British rock and electronic musician Anthony Di Franco (Ramleh, Novatron, Ethnic Acid, JFK, ex-Skullflower). Extreme and uncompromising, AX presents a unique sound world of blistering power electronics, pulverising bass drones, feedback symphonies, and dark atmospheres. This CD includes tracks from the legendary long out of print mid-90s vinyl albums, digitally remastered for the first time. [press-release]
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AYRIA -- "Flicker" -- CD -- €5
2007 Soyuz Music / Alfa Matrix, AM1058CD
Sensual EBM with a mystical touch from the Canadian artist Jennifer Parkin. Official Russian edition with full-color 12-page booklet. Jewel case. [YAOP]

AZA -- "Expansion" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2017/2019 RU.MO.RE., 005, (ltd. 25)
Experimental / Drone / Noise. Greek electronic artist based in Athens. Working more as a collector of sonic instances rather than as a musician, AZA filters the everyday life to discover the essence of our auditory experience. His syntheses intermit an assemblage of ordinary sounds in a variety of “raw” states with frequencies at the edges of human hearing, field recordings and melodic instrumental interferences; creating a complex pervasive undercurrent soundscape. [label info]
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AZOIKUM -- "Anthropophagy" -- CD-R -- €12
2009 Cipher Productions, (sic 53), (ltd. 100)
Power Electronics from Germany.
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AZOIKUM / GOVERNMENT ALPHA -- "Das Methadonprogramm" -- CD -- €10
2005 Multi National Disaster Records, MNDR 2015, (ltd. 444)
Harsh noise.

B°TONG -- "The Long Journey" -- CD -- €10
2017 Reverse Alignment, RA-35, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Experimental. For some unknown reason, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy shoots out an X-ray flare about once a day. These flares last a few hours with the brightness ranging from a few times to nearly one hundred times that of the black hole’s regular output. But back in February 2012, astronomers using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory detected the brightest flare ever observed from the central black hole, also known as Sagittarius A*. The flare, recorded 26,000 light years away, was 150 times brighter than the black hole’s normal luminosity. What causes these outbursts? Scientists aren’t sure. But Sagittarius A* doesn’t seem to be slowing down, even though as black holes age they should show a decrease in activity... Since getting to know Chris Sigdell from a distance in 2010, sending the label a promo copy of ”The Great Disintegrator”, and onwards recognising the release of his project b°tong ‎ through labels such as Attenuation Circuit, Greytone and Silken Tofu, we met up in the flesh 2016. Since then the label invited him to master last years releases from Ajna, Valanx and Dronny Darko and now releases his project b°tong’s two new albums ”Monastic” and ”The Long Journey”... On ”The Long Journey” Chris Sigdell focuses on dark drones combined with ”meant-to-be” sound mishaps, making up a drowsy quagmire to a mixture of avantgarde experimental darkness... Don’t listen properly, behave inaccurate. Don’t be obnoxious, be quiet and feel the concrete. [label info]
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B°TONG -- "Monastic" -- CD -- €10
2017 Reverse Alignment, RA-36, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Experimental. Since getting to know Chris Sigdell from a distance in 2010, sending the label a promo copy of ”The Great Disintegrator”, and onwards recognising the release of his project b°tong ‎ through labels such as Attenuation Circuit, Greytone and Silken Tofu, we met up in the flesh in 2016. Since then the label invited him to master last years releases from Ajna, Valanx and Dronny Darko and now releases his project b°tong’s two new albums ”Monastic” and ”The Long Journey”. ”Monastic” is a configuration of field-recordings that Chris Sigdell recorded together with his companions Benny Braaten and Bertrand Gaude in 2010, while having a day off on tour. In the hands of Chris Sigdell ”Monastic” forms spooky and disturbing waves of sound, dripping carelessly down the spine, crushing rocks... Don’t listen properly, behave inaccurate. Don’t be obnoxious, be quiet and feel the concrete. [label info]
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B°TONG -- "Probing The Boundaries" -- CD-R -- €7
2019 Marbre Negre, MN 091, (ltd. 100)
Dark Ambient / Experimental. "This album was made with the intention of creating a real hostile and dark piece of sound." [from the artist] 100 copies in full-color cardboard digifile.
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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]

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]

BABYLONE CHAOS -- "Flying Bodies Under The Clouds" -- CD -- €10
2010 OPN Records, OPNCD0014, (ltd. 500)
Brand new release mixing dark soundscapes, concrete sounds and weird voices!!! A really amazing new piece of music from this French one-man project (Botchan Karisen). Babylone Chaos has long been an avid proponent of chaotic, oppressing climates and deals in suffocation and saturation. Artwork by MineUchi, with images by Yoshihiro Oimatsu. Mastering by Ruelgo (Le Syndicat). Ltd x 500 copies ina 6-panel digipak. [Cold Spring]
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BABYLONE CHAOS -- "Les Machines Ecarlates" -- CD -- €10
2007 OPN Records, OPN CD07, (ltd. 500)
A man with a fish eye stared at me when I satisfied my computer with this CD. The artwork on this release is awesome, something which is thoughtful to do when you release your CD in a DVD case. On the front of “les machines ecarlates” stands a man pierced through his forehead with a huge piece of piping. On the back a man with a fish eye gives me a look, which keeps me away from the track listing underneath it. I must say, it pleases me to receive such artwork, I could write a good review about the artwork alone.(...)Listening to the CD I found that Babylone Chaos can be compared, in a strange way, with Aphex Twin. You can hear beats, but they never last longer than a few measures. That is one of the reasons why this CD sounds so great. Babylone Chaos doesn’t care about being tagged with a genre; the artist just does what he wants. The CD isn’t one you listen to on a regular occasion. Listening to “les machines exerlates” is a trip. A trip to the beautiful, the ugly, the frightening the heaven and the hell. [Heathen Harvest]
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BABYLONE CHAOS / LAMBWOOL / LE DIKTAT -- "Shi" -- CD -- €10
2008 OPN Records, OPN CD08
The object you are holding in your hands is special in many respects. The product of a collaboration between three artists with a divergent, and indeed sometimes opposed, approach of music, this work plainly demonstrates how their musical universes ultimately complement each other along three axes – noise, rhythm and melody... The melodies are provided by Lambwool. A talented musician adept at creating musical landscapes fraught with melancholy, he colours the record with layers of keyboards and acoustic instruments samples that conjure up the crystalline, meditative melodies he has become renowned for... Babylone Chaos has long been an avid proponent of chaotic, oppressing climates and deals in suffocation and saturation. The nefarious vapours of his distorted, out-of-joint universe bring a great measure of entropy to this opus... Le Diktat is the only duo involved in this three party collaboration. Le Diktat brings the rhythm to the table. Break-core loops, drum n’bass rhythm patterns, trip-hop, electro and rock elements coupled with scratches create the most unexpected stylistic fusions, even on the most haunting instrumental tracks of this album. The result is a surprising collision between acoustic purity and punishing industrial beats, but a remarkably daring demonstration... Jembes, flutes, scratches, harp, piano, samples; intense episodes or long, meditative soundscapes; sometimes quiet, sometimes heavy with saturation, this work of contrasts displays a thousand faces, takes a thousand forms which will not fail attract any and all who would take a musical journey in unchartered territories. The soundtrack to the End Times! [press-release]
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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 -- "Kosmodrom + Extra Tracks" -- 2 CD -- €43
2006 Waystyx, WR16, (ltd. 185)
Double CD set, first CD contains "Kosmodrom" album, 2nd - 4 bonus-tracks developing the main theme.

BAD SECTOR -- "Quaternion" -- CD -- €16
2010/2017 Alone At Last, AAL[7], (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Space Ambient. This work is based on noisy, apparently monochromatic soundscapes, created with layered sounds that move and rotate in the tridimensional space. The resulting micro-spatiotemporal structures are complex and organic, so an overall super-structure is no more strictly necessary. This CD contains a reshaped/remastered version of the original music, available free in 2010, for a limited period of time, from Bad Sector's official website. Limited edition of 300 copies in special packaging - custom made of metallic coated paper with UV print, assembled by hand. Comes with the set of 6 postcards with 3D-graphics of mathematically modelled surfaces. [label info]

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]

BAD SECTOR -- "Xela" -- CD BOX -- €47
2002 Waystyx Records, WR01, (ltd. 489)
This CD contains an edited, remastered version of the backing tape used in the Bad Sector's performance at Sonderangebot, a festival organized by Staalplaat in Berlin during August 1996. This is the original first edition in a heavy brass box treated with acid.

BAD SECTOR & ASTRO -- "Idio Blast" -- CD -- €16
2005 Insofar Vapor Bulk, IVBCD10, (ltd. 500)
Initial material for this released was recorded by Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro) and then manipulated and re-organized by Massimo Magrini (Bad Sector). Resulting sound of the album reminds something Aube-like: attenuate abstract electronic waves with highly detalized structure, nothing like traditional Bad Sector sound at all. The artwork of this release deserves separate description: it's a cardboard meccano kit with engineering instruction, by following it's notes you can assemble technic-like construction of decent size, in which the CD with booklet should be put. Besides the album itself, the CD contains some extra-material from Astro in ogg format (player installer can be found on CD as well), screensaver and several wallpapers for your computer desktop.

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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BAIN WOLFKIND -- "Wasteland" -- CD EP -- €7
2007 Hau Ruck!, HR!86
Noir Blues / Rock. This release finds Bain Wolfkind treading a similar path to previous releases only this time much darker, autobiographical, tragic and southern than ever before! Purely a solo 'back to basics' release, guitar, organ, tambourine, maracas, voice and nothin' much else. Think Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Young, Hank Williams and Michael Gira in a Mexican flophouse with a cheap guitar, a case of tequila and a tape machine. [label info]

BAJA GUARIENTI, CARLO -- "Argo 1943" -- CD -- €10
2016 Eibon Records, Gua095
Soundtrack composed by Carlo Baja Guarienti (ALBIREON) for a theatrical play of Sartre's "Le mosche" (The flies). Somewhere between ambient, Morricone's most visionary soundscapes and classical music, with some ROSA CRVX-like distorted guitars here and there to unsettle and scramble things up. Does require an open-mided approach and rewards with a very dense hour of meaningful, good music. [label info]
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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]

BALL, DAVE & JON SAVAGE -- "Photosynthesis" -- CD -- €10
2016 Cold Spring, CSR217CD
“We started composing some quasi pop/classical pieces that gradually morphed and evolved into one, hour-long piece. Via digital recording and processing of vintage analogue sound sources (i.e. mini Moog, Sequential Circuits, Prophet 5 synthesizers etc.) the piece gradually took shape. The title ‘Photosynthesis’ was re-appropriated from the botanical process. Sitting in the garden surrounded by trees and plants on a sunny day, the idea of organisms using sunlight to synthesise nutrients from CO2 and water became an inspiration to us. This idea, juxtaposed with mankind’s destruction of the planet through pollution and war gave us the inspiration to compose this soundscape”. Dave Ball (Soft Cell, The Grid) and Jon Savage. Comes in a beautiful 6-panel digipak, cloaked in exquisite flora art. [press-release]
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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]

BARBAROSSA UMTRUNK -- "Wehrwolf Dharma" -- CD -- €30
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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BARDO, IGOR -- "My Sweet Nightmare" -- CD -- €10
2011 Some Place Else, SPEXI057, (ltd. 250)
Igor Bardo is a Russian musician and sound artist. He is best known as the mastermind of Bardoseneticcube, which is one of the leading experimental/post-industrial groups from Russia. He describes his music as Surrealism: “Pure psychic automatism by which it is intended to express, either verbally or in writing, the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral preoccupations.” (Andre Breton)... My Sweet Nightmare is Igor Bardo’s debut solo album, containing about one hour of first class psychedelic electronic listening music. The surrealist soundscapes will be instantly embraced by fans of Bardoseneticcube, yet the artist manages to conquer heaps of new ground at the same time. Free from the burden of expectation related to the fame of his main band, My Sweet Nightmare has mr. Bardo take us on an adventurous journey deep down into the rabbit hole. Themes such as religion, psychedelia, sleep paralysis etc. are explored with eerie atmospheres, bliss-inducing frequencies and cutting edge studio experiments... Igor Bardo formed Bardoseneticcube in 1998. The group have released dozens of albums on various labels throughout the world, and their powerful audiovisual live performances have gathered fame in Russia, Europe and Scandinavia. Igor Bardo has also collaborated live and on record with numerous Russian experimental artists. [press-release]
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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 -- "Democracy Of Noise" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 ML, ML 0108, (ltd. 93)
A very diverse album containing rhythmical, ambient, industrial and noisy moments, sounding like a single whole moulded into a surreal atmosphere. This disc could be used as a study guide for noise artists who want to learn the experimental approach, professionalism and quality of sound treatments.

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 + KROMESHNA -- "Kaleidoscope" -- CD-R -- €6
2019 Ostroga, OTR-107, (ltd. 78)
Experimental / Drone. A collaboration of two Russian experimentalists: Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) from St. Petersburg and Vitaly Maklakov (Kromeshna) from Kamensk-Uralskiy. Synthesizer rumbles and mild industrial noises, field recordings, mouth harp, radio transmissions, fragments of TV-news and other odd samples and mixed with the auto-training voice recordings, forming well-structured eventful collages soaked in lingering drones.
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BARDOSENETICCUBEe + NOISES OF RUSSIA -- "New Orthodox Line" -- CD -- €10
2007 Some Place Else, SPECD07043, (ltd. 500)
New Orthodox Line brings together two of the most notable Russian post-industrial / experimental groups: Bardoseneticcube and Noises of Russia. This unique collaboration stirs the best of both artists to surface, and results in an extremely powerful and intense emotional experience. The opus travels from sacral soundscapes of orthodox choirs and church bells to a more punishing end of the sonic spectrum provided by pounding rhythms and howling feedback. Here, the opposites unite with passion and compliment each other for the sake of the greater good, the synergetic New Orthodox Line. [label info]
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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. Think of a cross between Bohren & Der Club of Gore and Contagious Orgasm but set in Pripyat. Artwork by STPo. [label info]
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BARDOSENETICCUBE & VRESNIT & KSHATRIY -- "Creation" -- CD -- €5
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]

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 -- €9
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]

BASS COMMUNION -- "Reconstructions and Recycling -- 2 CD -- €20
2019 Aquarellist, aquarel 51-19, (ltd. 500)
Abstract / Ambient / IDM. A limited reissue of the 2003 CD of reconstructions of BASS COMMUNION music by an incredible line-up of artists from the electronic, drone and experimental music scenes. Originally released as a single CD, this new edition on Aquarellist has been expanded to include a second CD containing 2 long remixes by SCORN (17.45) and EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH (10.45) that were omitted from the original version for reasons of space. These and the original interpretations by LULL, MONOLAKE, CARBON BOY, BOLA, RAPOON, BLACK FACTION, RHINOCEROS, VIDNA OBMANA and COLECLOUGH / POTTER have all been remastered by Steven Wilson for this new edition. The artwork has also been reworked by Carl Glover, and now comes in a gatefold card sleeve. Strictly limited one-off 2CD pressing of 500 copies. [label info]

BASTARD NOISE / GOVERNMENT ALPHA -- "Radiation Snowfall" -- CD-R -- €22
2003 Xerxes, ES:45

BASTARDS OF LOVE -- "Decadance Royale" -- CD -- €10
2006 Deja Vu Music, Dejavu 002
Bastards of Love debut album on CD! Let's get minimal! Featuring guest appearances from Genevieve Pasquier, and Nora Below, Bastards Of Love are tearing you up! Tobi Margaux has arisen from the vinyl release underground with his first CD. Bastards Of Love "Summer Destination" EP was a short initiation to what is now fully realized on "Decadance Royale". 70 minutes of pure electronic passion connecting old school synth-lines with amazing pumping rhythms that lead you straight into ecstasy. The vocals provide an emotional note ranging from whispering, melancholic layers, to the final heights of power: shouts of life. Invoking an experience that flows into the spirit and creates an everlasting impression. The magic of "Alchemy" with Genevieve Pasquier flows into pulsating industrial pop with "The Love Cafe", and "Fast Reaction". The mellower crooning side of Bastards Of Love is also finely represented by "Misunderstandings" and "World Of Matter". Bonus remixes of the hits "Stories" and "Rouge Fatale" round out the complete infusion of this "Decadance Royale". This is the language of pure energy, this is rebel electropop! [press-release]

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 Yфko 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]

BATHYM -- "Interference Demon" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Volok Records, VR-18, (ltd. 20)
Be wary of looking inward. You may find emptiness there. The author tries to tell us about this in the album “Interference Demon”. Great material from BATHYM. The bursting scrape of a guitar is like breaking iron. Pure improvisation of pain. It all sounds like bone cracking and gnashing of teeth. We recommend to listen only to the connoisseurs of guitar rumble. [label info]
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BEDAWANG / CAELICUS PUGNA / BODY 13 / POLLUX -- "Stefan's Breaking Mascara Illusion" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench
Four HNW tracks from four projects: from exhausting mid-frequency crunch to resounding industrial howl. Slim box. [YAOP]

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]
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BECUZZI, GIANLUCA -- "[In]visible Fields" -- 2 CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1145
INVISIBLE FIELDS is collection of tracks created in order to non-compositional works: sound and video installations, theatre, performances, live set. The first CD includes 5 tracks from various installations and theatre pieces. FOR E.A.P. is a reworked audio section for a theatre piece based on E.A. POE novel "The Pit and the Pendulum". THE CAGE is a performance made for the art exhibition "Strade Bianche". Gianluca Becuzzi played, into an etruscan barrel, a big empty aviary, scraping and beating it. RADIO TRANS IT was composed for an installation by Pietro Riparbelli / K11 entitled "Camera Sonora for 4 Radiodramas" presended at eXperimenta 02. WATER MEMORIES is the title of a site specific work presented at eXperimenta 03. BREATHS is the soundtrack of a series of video portraits by Francesco Arena. The second CD includes the long title track (IN)VISIBILITY, a semi-impro electroacoustic live set. The performance was created with a laptop playing a backing track (field-recordings, processed frequencies, concrete sounds) and objects (paper and stones of different form and size). [press-release]
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BECUZZI, GIANLUCA -- "The Bunker Years (2006-2014)" -- CD -- €10
2019 St.An.Da., 1917, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient / Experimental. In wartime, the bunker is a special type of shelter where you can protect yourself from the enemy's military attacks. I purposely translated the original meaning of the bunker, intended as military architecture, according to my idea of ​​a protected area. In this sense, bunkers can be any private place where one determines one's isolation. Bunker is a physical space created to organize useful materials, reflect, conceive, design and create in total autonomy. From this concrete dimension, the bunker then goes on to trace an existential boundary, a dimension of the mind, a feeling and feeling other-than-the-rest that is outside. Bunker is a self-exclusive perimeter of inner resistance, a refuge from the outside world, from its rules and its conditioning. Bunker is the critical observatory, the secret hermitage from which to fight one's personal war against reality, when it becomes unacceptable, against its manifestations of idiocy and vulgarity. Bunker is the place to sublimate the incurable disagreement in divergent vision, generativity and art. I, my friends and those who have been with me during this time, we called the bunker the house / studio where I lived and produced music for years. [from the author]
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BECUZZI, GIANLUCA -- "Nothing Is What It Seems" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1152
Experimental Ambient. 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 -- €10
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
Ambient / Folk / Experimental. 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]
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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]

BECUZZI, GIANLUCA & TURRA, LUIGI -- "In Winter" -- CD -- €7
2012 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1257
One more new Gianluca Becuzzi release on Silentes, this time in collaboration with Luigi Turra. Composer of musique concrete and graphic designer whose main interest is the musical balance between silence and the tactile perception of sound, Turra’s works were published by labels such as and/OAR, Unfathomless, Non Visual Objects, SmallVoices and many others. A lot has already been written about Becuzzi, here we would just like to remember his historic Darkwave / Industrial project Limbo, his more recent Kinetix and Noise Trade Company incarnations, and the long collaboration he carried on with Fabio Orsi. "In Winter" was recorded between 2008 and 2010, with Becuzzi mostly taking care of field recordings and programming, and Turra giving his own contribution playing acoustic guitar and piano. Light as the snowflakes that entitle them, these nine compositions offer dreamy atmospheres that rely on minimal structures and evoke visions of lonely and lazily wintry landscapes. Music for the heart and the mind, delicate representations of quiet moods translated into harmonic sequences that combine environmental synthesis with influences of a refined sophistication. [press-release]
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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]

BELBORN -- "Y" -- CD -- €15
2004 self-released
Belborn's 3rd album is self-released after the demise of World Serpent. Includes an MPEG video for an instrumental version of Notfeuer.
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BELL, JAKE -- "Awake In My Flying Dream" -- CD -- €10
2014 self-released, (ltd. 500)
Space Ambient / Electronics. New York guitarist Jake Bell played with Simeon (Silver Apples) in the legendary band Random Concept from 1966 to 1972. Silver Apples became famous for the first time in history that they began to use electronics in rock music. Simeon played on oscillators and tone generators, analog synthesizers did not exist then, and those first units that just appeared were too bulky to use on stage. Thus, Jake Bell stood at the origins of great historical events: the psychedelic revolution, the formation of the experimental music scene, etc. Unfortunately, due to personal disagreements, he and Simeon parted, and the recordings of Random Concept music remained unreleased. Jake disappeared from the scene for a quarter of a century, and only in 1997, after meeting Simeon again, decided to release his first solo album “Synjase”. The material of the album is a kaleidoscope of guitar instrumentals with accompaniment of electronic rhythms and ambient noises. Jake Bell is a master at transforming instrumental music into other dimensions. Dreamy, passionate, light, bright, but at the same time bizarre and eccentric, it always sounds fresh and unusual, although it retains a certain emotionality typical for the mid-80s: Herbie Hancock, Jean-Michel Jarre, Yello, etc. It is also interesting that the guitar parts sound very unusual, creating a lot of tonal shades and contrasts in each composition. Reviewers called Jake Vangelis of the next generation, heir to Pink Floyd at the zenith of their fame. “Awake in my flying dream” is the first CD of the series to include his latest work in the style of space ambient: beautiful cosmic landscapes, a captivating synthesis of art rock and electronics, melodic new age progressions that unfold in amazing atmospheric paintings. Jake Bell is not only a musician, but also an artist in a broad sense. He was engaged in ivory and wood carving, paints in the style of primordial, primitive art, draws with fluorescent paints that glow in the dark, and also holds unique workshops on art therapy, neo-expressionism, spontaneous painting, etc. The CD contains a booklet with reproductions of some of his works. Limited edition stylized as a mini-LP sleeve, with an inner sleeve and silver foil embossing, 500 copies. [Monochrome Vision]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA -- "Arzed​-​One" -- CD-R -- €8
2018 Albertineeditions, ae02, (ltd. 50)
Minimal. «Arzed-one» is my first solo work in this direction and the first one with only electronic instrumentation. This instrument was the Casio RZ-1 drum machine. This model was made in 1986, one year before I was born. It has 12 factory sounds and a possibility to record 4 of your own short samples. In the beginning I used it as typical drum machine to make some beats and rhythm parts and to play live using pads. I wasn’t happy with the result as I didn’t like the 80’s sound enough. But at one rehearsal I found that this instrument has a lively soul when you make some stupid things. I played a pattern with several sounds and each of these sounds was played using every 16 steps of the sequencer. It was like a joke, but when I set the tempo above 160 BPM I started to hear a lot of unexpected relationships between sounds. The time between every step was so small that it sounded almost like drone music to me. When I started to change the tempo this drone started to sound different. Each time it stayed the same, but there was also something different in the small nuances. You can hear a main rhythm, while some other rhythms happen occasionally, even some clear notes. I enjoyed this unstable system a lot and worked with on this album. I used only 6 factory sounds: kick, snare, open/closed hi hat, clap, cowbell. You will hear it without any effects except equalization and very small compression. I recorded the material live with several outputs and room sound, then edited it a bit and mixed to some pieces. The different tempo changes give you a possibility to hear how the characteristics of sounds change through same patterns. [from the author]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA -- "Nobody Ever Escaped From There" -- CD -- €10
2018 Moving Furniture Records, MFR057
Experimental / Drone / Field Recordings. With "Nobody Ever Escaped From There" Ilia Belorukov returns with the follow up album to “There Was Hardly Anybody There” (Spina!Rec, 2016). Again he returns to electro-acoustic studio works, stepping outside his customary world of improvised saxophone... In the new works for this album an important role is taken by the vintage electronic instrument “Evgeniy Sholpo’s variophone” (constructed by Boris Shershenkov). The variophone is a photo-electrical instrument for which you works by means of rotating cut-out discs which are recorded on film as sound. Due to the instability of this instrument the sound has a very natural sound to it, as well as a rich sound colour palette. This you can hear back in “At his side was someone” and “One never meets anybody”... Other sounds sources are field-recordings recorded with different devices to capture different characteristics of the sounds (and recorders) which he combined with samples and synthesizers. With these different elements Belorukov composed the four works on this album with a focus on the lower frequency spectrum. [label info]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA / GABRIEL FERRANDINI -- "Disquiet" -- CD -- €10
2019 Clean Feed, CF521CD
Free Jazz / Free Form. There’s souls in the world who, no matter the distance between them, seem destined to meet: alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov is from Saint Petersburg and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini has Lisbon as his home. Their respective backgrounds, their cultures and the music scenes they belong to couldn’t be more different, and yet, they’re soul brothers. Yes, they share the same disquietness announced by the title of this album, but that’s only the manifestation of something more deep in both of them: their common aloofness to the notion that an artist has to express himself or herself inside tight frames, those of a genre, an aesthetic current, a style. Belorukov is known for his wide range collaborations with musicians and bands going from creative jazz, free improvisation and classical contemporary music to hardcore punk, metal and noise, in every one of those situations always sounding like himself because his own musical universe has aspects we find in all of those tendencies. The use of extended techniques, preparations and electronic devices help him to take the saxophone to unsuspected ranges. The same way, Ferrandini’s approach to the drumkit can fit as much in a free jazz context as, for instance, an art rock one. In a recent interview he said that our contemporaneity is a mix of everything: in his opinion, every jazz drummer should hear Aphex Twin and Squarepusher to become more complete. Here they are together, opening our ears… [label info]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA / MIGUEL A. GARCIA / JASON KAHN / FRANTZ LORIOT -- "Invanskrue" -- CD -- €10
2017 Intonema, int025, (ltd. 200)
Improv / Electroacoustic / Minimal. In December 2016, Ilia Belorukov and Miguel A. García were on tour in France and Switzerland, with Zurich as the final point of their trip. Jason Kahn and Frantz Loriot, who live in Zurich, accepted the invitation to participate in the studio session with visiting musicians. This spontaneous meeting was saved in Invanskrue, Intonema's 25th release. The quartet explores the connections between electronic and acoustic sources of sound, getting to the territory of free improvisation, electroacoustics and microtonal play on the instruments. [label info]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA & JON HEILBRON -- "Studio & Rotonda" -- 2 CD -- €14
2019 Intonema, int031, (ltd. 200)
Minimal / Experimental / Free Improvisation. Recently we released the solo album Pieces for Chord Organs by Australian musician Jon Heilbron, which was recorded during an artist residency in St. Petersburg in August 2018. While there, he performed and recorded alongside Ilia Belorukov, resulting in this new double release... The first disc (aptly named Studio) consist of private recordings, in which silence and static sounds are punctuated by saxophone, snare drum, Bontempi organs, and toy harmonica... The name of the second disc, Rotonda, will not be surprise to regular Intonema listeners: this is a continuation of a series of recordings made in the Rotunda of the Mayakovsky Library. The unusual acoustics of the former Dutch church acts as a "third" member of the collective. Sounds coming from the street, random rustlings, and movements of the public are woven into a general outline forged by the musicians. [label info]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA / MAKLAKOV, VITALY -- split -- CD-R -- €15
2015 Ostroga, OTR-45, (ltd. 26)
Sound & visual collage travel. Different sound sources and instruments, tape experiments, field recordings and samples of different nature, all blending into one surreal landscape. Design - paper collages from Vitaly Maklakov's archive. Each copy has an exclusive hand-made artwork. Pro-CDR, 26 copies. [label info]
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BELORUKOV, ILIA / KONSTANTIN SAMOLOVOV / CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN -- "Cephas Unisons" -- CD -- €10
2019 LaoBan Records, LB 05
Free Improvisation. Ilia Belorukov – alto saxophone; Konstantin Samolovov – selected drums, objects, radio, voice recorder; Christian Meaas Svendsen – double bass, voice. Recorded live at Vinylla Sky Bar and Cement Factory Studio in St. Petersburg, March 25th-26th 2018.
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BEYOND ENCLOSURE -- "Dungeon of Total Void" -- CD -- €10
2016 Malignant Records, TumorCD98
Prominent S&M inspired electronics is not a new theme, but it has been a long time since such a vital voice has arisen. Enter Beyond Enclosure. With their debut recording Dungeon of Total Void, this Portuguese duo fronted by Samantha Diabolik with the assistance of Andre Coelho (of the now defunct Sektor 304 and operating here as "The Analyst"), have assembled an imposing homage to discomfort, pain, and pleasure. Built around a foundation of subversive and deviant themes, the eight tracks here undulate and throb with malfunctioning electronics, noxious, droning wavelengths, brooding, low slung bass, and malevolent psychoacoustics, with a stream of processed vocal instructions and commands that create a heightened sense of tension and unease. It's a brilliant display and musically should find immediate appeal among fans of Puce Mary, IRM, Sewer Goddess, and Haus Arafna. [label info]
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BI NOSTALGIA -- "Clear And Not Clear" -- 2 CD -- €15
2012 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201212
New Wave / Synth Pop. 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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BI NOSTALGIA -- "The King In Yellow" -- CD -- €10
2019 St.An.Da., 1912, (ltd. 100)
Ambient / Electronics. Insipred by the Psychological Horror stories of Robert W. Chambers. The idea of an imaginary soundtrack for "The King in Yellow" started in the early 80's. The Robert W. Chambers story collection has been one of my favorite readings ever and I read it from time to time, always discovering new nuances. Finally after many years I recorded "King in Yellow", trying to capture the most chiaroscuro nuances and adapt it to reading the book itself. "King in Yellow" embodies past and present, mystery and fantasy, pre-autumn landscapes and whispers at sunset. Partly recorded in Malosco (province of Trento) where the paths of the woods have inspired walks and sound ideas, much of the sound material has been sketched out on sunny days in the mountains. Then finish recording and mixing at Room Studio at the end of summer. [from the author]
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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 -- "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 -- "Dead Colours" -- CD -- €10
2003/2008 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0717
The more quiet side of MB... with an incredible dark melancholic tough in vein of David Lynch's atmospheres... Fantastic! Reissue of a CDR published a couple of years ago in only 120 copies. Now finally available on CD with restored artwork. 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 "Menstruum Regles" (sme 0716). [label info]
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO -- "M.I. Nheem Alysm" -- CD -- €10
2005 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme0502
Minimal / Ambient. The brand new album by MAURZIO BIACHI is the first in a series on SILENTES. M.I. NHEEM ALYSM is a decompositive triad for reverbarating piano and osmosized keyboards, idealized and carried out between the autumn 2003 and the spring 2004. Dedicatated to all the people they proclaim the liberation of the modest minimalistic sound. A true manifesto. [press-release]
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO -- "Menstruum Regles" -- CD -- €10
2008 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0716
Experimental Ambient. 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 -- "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 -- "The Self-Portrait of M.B." -- CD -- €10
2008 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0715
Experimental Ambient. An unusual self-portrait of Maurizio Bianchi in a minimal and introspective version, "a discreet" sonic self-portrait, elaborated with soft and nearly abstract electronic sketches, cyclical waves, tangles of intersected sounds, stratified, continuously changing, manipulated and molded through uses of effects, filters, reverbs, choruses, delay... Expanded paces, rarefied and "apparently quiet" atmospheres, but at the same time always full of a constant sense of gravity and heaviness, of vulnerability, always on the extreme border of the abyss that leads towards the unknown, the dark, the not to be defined and the mystery... This CD was released as part of a trilogy entitled "An Absurd Trilogy", the other titles being "Menstruum Regles" (sme 0716) and "Dead Colours" (sme 0717). [label info]
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & APPELBAUM, MAOR -- "Electrostatic Deflection" -- CD -- €10
2007 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0714
Industrial / Experimental. "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 & APPELBAUM, MAOR -- "Mene Teqel Farsin" -- CD -- €10
2009 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1034
Industrial / Experimental. Storms of cosmic energy, boiling and gurgling electronic fluxes, sonic masses made of monolithic and impenetrable drones, visions of smoky afterdeath landscapes, scorching and infernal… A neverending tunnel with no way out, a sense of deep anguish, of desolation and resigned impotence that lead the dark journey from the beginning to the end of this hallucinatory path. The sound quality and the sharpness of details are absolutely insuperable, they will offer you a “wrapping” and emotionally all-involving listening experience. [label info]
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & 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 -- €15
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] The disc is packed in a 16-page A4 booklet.

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 / L.C.B. -- "Brain Meat" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 FinalMuzik, FMSSB2/FMSMB2, (ltd. 200)
Industrial / Experimental. Recorded and mixed during Autumn 2012. Brain electronics and Meat waves by M.B. and G.M.: outstanding analog treatments, sonic abuse and disturbing manipulated frequencies. Brain is Meat: this is Brain electronics / Meat electronics. One of the best M.B. collaboration CDs ever released! Mastering: Eraldo Bernocchi. Limited to 200 copies only, cardboard sleeve, silver CD, with intentional double catalogue number (CD and sleeve). [label info]
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO / M.D.T. -- "Genologic Technocide" -- CD -- €10
2006 Spatter, SPCD3 / Pagan Moon Organization, PGM009, (ltd. 500)
These recordings show the most extreme side of M.B.: not very much ambient oriented, but a strong industrial noise opera reminding us the masterpiece from 1981 "Symphony for a Genocide". [label info]

BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA -- "Material Modulations" -- CD -- €10
2012 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 165, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Noise. Second and final collaborative work by MB [Maurizio Bianchi] & MO [Mauthausen Orchestra], recorded before the premature departure of Pierpalo Zoppo, the man behind Maurhausen Orchestra (R.I.P.). "In the modulatory system, sounds are extracted from a basic materialistic sound and then overlaid with the use of random techniques that conceal the rumoristic load-bearing tones. The result is these "Material Modulations", which represent the primary device to receive physical and emotional response for an informative frequency in everyday life." Limited edition of 300 copies in a Digipak.

BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA -- "Spiritual Noises" -- CD -- €10
2012 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 155, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Noise. Historical collaboration between two of the fathers of Italian (and not only Italian) Old-School Industrial: Maurizio Bianchi (M.B.) and Pierpaolo Zoppo (M.O. / Mauthausen Orchestra). "Creating noise is determined by the presence of an original particle to which randomly apply an alteration to convey a voltage-activated disturbing that determinates the electro-phonic perturbation. As a result we obtain the SPIRITUAL NOISES". Limited edition of 300 copies in a Digipak.
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & ROADSIDE PICNIC -- "Dictatorship Of Dead Labour" -- CD -- €10
2014 4iB Records, 4iB CD/0114/006, (ltd. 250)
A collaborative release that features the imaginative efforts of Justin Wiggan’s (Birmingham) solo noise project Roadside Picnic, and Maurizio Bianchi (M.B.), an Italian pioneer of industrial music. This intriguing project marries Wiggan’s immersed expedition of field recording, samples, treated loops and drones, manifested through the calming nature of Maurizio Bianchi’s almost ambient soundscapes. Minimal layers of noise, radio frequencies, rhythmic recitals, textural electronic interference, abrasive gut-wrenching white noise, organic loops, harsh industrial, finishing with ambient trance-like aural echo. The final epiphany is how the line between art and music gets distorted through deeper exploration and discovery of space and void, demonstrating the disunion of parameters between sound and silence, everything and nothing. [Cold Spring]
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BIANCHI, MAURIZIO + 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 -- "Love Film Greats" -- CD -- €16
2006 Roil Noise Offensive, RNOCDR046
Big City Orchestra rework classic Easy Listening in their psychedelic experimental way. Jewel case.

BIOMASS vs. COMFORTER -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €8
2004 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 039, (ltd. 197)
Biomass tracks (project comes from the city of Jaroslavl) are dedicated by japanese movie "The Ring" by Hideo Nakata and represent rather calm noise flow. Comforter whips out with hurracane of cut-up porno-harsh-noise with Vladimir Zhirinovsky as a guest vocalist in the last track.

BIRDMACHINE -- "Alle Stillen Völker" -- CD -- €10
2007 Unidentified Recordings, UIFR0018
Experimental Ambient / Psychedelic Electronics. German duo consisting of Chris Goellnitz & Michael Schaffer. Hmm, think maybe of The Legendary Pink Dots, but almost completely stripped off the rhythmical / rock component, yet with a touch of somewhat gothic atmosphere. Psychedelic vocals (mostly female) meeting melodic and abstract soundscapes...
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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]

BISCHOFF, JOHN -- "Aperture" -- CD -- €10
2003 23five, 23five 006
John Bischoff has been composing music with computers and electronics since the mid 70s, and has always focused his compositions towards malleable forms that best suit live performances. Within this context, Bischoff seeks to position the construction of sound far beyond the common perception of synthetic music as a mere simulation of the intrinsic sounds of traditional instruments. Instead, Bischoff qualifies his work as the realization of a "reflective intention," where he determines sonic structure not only through the predetermined elements which go into a piece, but also through the active process of listening to the music as it happens and responding accordingly. In describing his initial attraction towards computer technologies, Bischoff states, "Here was a single device that could contain a seemingly infinite range of pieces or configurations of elements and that could be interacted with in real-time." During the '70s when programming involved crude systems of binary code, Bischoff’s vision of the possibilities for computer-based composition fused to performative agency seemed implausible; yet in hindsight, his artistic imperatives were incredibly prescient of contemporary tools such as the nearly omnipotent audio synthesis language Max/MSP, which has been at the core of Bischoff's recent work... An aptly named set of compositions, Aperture opens the possibility for multiple readings through a series of diverse techniques ranging from additive synthesis to FM synthesis to sampled-based processes. Each of the pieces within the album was recorded in real-time with no overdubs. Aperture introduces itself with clusters of samples that sprawl with the deliberate pacing of Morton Feldman’s later periods, yet Bischoff renders what might be recognizable citations of a piano or percussion as pointillist condensations of digitized pixels and precise plastic details. During the ensuing pieces, Bischoff unleashes coarse streams of electrons which flange and pulse within the caustic firestorm of divergent timestretching, giving the impression that Bischoff is quite literally tearing the fabric of sound. Bischoff also presents a collaboration with Kenneth Atchley in complementing the oversaturated physical noise of Atchley's water fountain sculptures with short digital articulations that ride on the top of Atchley's dense texture. [label info]
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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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BIZARRE UPROAR -- "Amputaatio" -- CD -- €13
2015 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-106
New 2015 full length from the legendary Finnish noise master. 2 long tracks of obliterating filth ridden power electronics. Somehow more dirge ridden and in the gutter than previous albums... Harsh, violent vocals and thunderous decayed bass tones clash against an oppressive percussive hell. Hail BU! [Unsafe And Insane]
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BIZARRE UPROAR -- "Filthy Communions 2005/2009" -- CD -- €10
2010 Turgid Animal, TA488, (ltd. 300)
Five live recordings from Helsinki and Rio De Janeiro, Brasil. Finnish masters of total filth. No bullshit, just noise. 12 page booklet with pictures from the gigs and shit smeared all over. [label info]
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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]
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BJERGA, SINDRE -- "Dream Interruption" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 Attenuation Circuit, ACK 1008, (ltd. 50)
On an extensive tour of the Baltic, Norwegian electro-acoustic improv artist Sindre Bjerga recorded this half-hour album that covers a lot of ground in a comparatively short span of time. Starting with Sindre’s trademark amplified metal objects, it turns into a massive drone noise behemoth in the end. If the small, distant sounds of the first half of the set represent the shadowy realm of dreams, then the gradually rising drone of what sounds like bomber planes overhead does indeed come as an interruption, a menacing presence that forces the sleeper to wake up … and perhaps run for cover. A visceral, quasi-narrative instant composition that translates well into the recorded format. [label info]
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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 / 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]

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 DEPTHS GREY WAVES ‎-- "Nightmare of the Blackened Heart" -- CD -- €10
2011 Aesthetic Death Records, ADCD 022, (ltd. 1000)
Black Depths Grey Waves is a black occult industrial project from the sickened minds of Clint Listing (As All Die, Long Winters Stare, When Joy Becomes Sadness) and Saint Ov Gravediggers (Ordo Tyrannis, Grim Pig) Noise-filled, black industrial, occult evocations - music that will make you feel at one with your disturbed mind. [label info]

BLACK LUNG -- "Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars" -- CD -- €10
1994/2008 Shadowplay Records, SPR 016
Industrial / Experimental. Russian reissue of the first album of Black Lung, a project run by Davi Thrussel (Snog, Soma).
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BLACK SAND DESERT -- "Choking On Grave Soil" -- CD -- €10
2006 PACrec, PACrec119 / Troniks, TRO-224
Cinder block snakes pummeling through intricately woven nests, kneading maliciously at the middle, trying relentlessly & desperately to break through. A silver haired piper tries calling his snakes back home, stretches his vocal chords deep & wide but only whispers trickle out. They move too fast for him to catch. He closes his eyes tightly and follows them out & away, admiring their persistance & brilliant navigation with an envious heart. Their scales push outward and gash the softness open leaving shards and soggy ash in a twisting tail behind them. You can hear meat tearing in waves of coarse & uneven static, swelling & expanding as if they carve a new base, a fresh home. They bury their coiled bodies deep inside, knotting tails & heads into electric branches, you can hear the branches spitting up electricity and the way their fire crackles first and thunders immediately after. He circles the landscape like a madman trying to find the slithering escape artists that have left him behind. Their buzzing rattles growing larger & larger serve as his compass & guide. He picks up and fondles the skin they shed & tease him with. He can hear them digging, getting further & further inside, spilling wildfire in the folds & flesh. The end is here and the sounds they make reflect it, a blister covered whistling tone thins itself into nothing & disappears. They are lost and so is he... Black Sand Desert is the harsh noise sideproject from Greh (Hive Mind / Chondritic Sound). [press-release]
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THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND -- "Incubator" -- CD -- €10
2019 Malignant Records, Tumor Cd 118
Industrial / Noise. Active for over a decade, Los Angeles based THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND has managed to amass an impressive discography, primarily released through their own label Hate Mail, and including some notable splits with such industrial luminaries as TOMB, MACRONYMPHA, THE VOMIT ARSONIST and WEREWOLF JERUSALEM. For their Malignant debut, they’ve put some of these connections to use, and the bulk of the material present here is comprised of collaborative work, including contributions from TREPANERINGSRITUALEN, ADERLATING, ACTUARY, DEMONOLOGISTS, RICHARD RAMIREZ, ANTICHILDLEAGUE, and SODOMY FROM BEYOND. TBSU material has a history of being fairly diverse and unpredictable, and can range from a murky and putrid form of black industrial, to smoldering and oppressive occult soundscapes, to more abrasive disharmonics, with reverberating metal on metal scree, modulated squelch, and grinding machine abuse. It’s all on display here, and no matter the composition style, everything is awash in unpleasantries, collectively making for a harrowing and immersive listen. [label info]
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BLACK STATE -- "Valkyrie / See You All In Hell" -- CD -- €15
2016 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-143
Power Electronics / Noise. CD reissue of two cassette releases.

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 | 1986-2008" -- CD -- €10
2008 Shadowplay Records, SPR 070
Neoclassical / Darkwave. 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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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]
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BLACKHOUSE -- "Hidden Beneath The Metal" -- CD -- €16
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]
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BLACKHOUSE -- "Live In Leipzig" -- CD -- €10
2016 Dark Vinyl, DV67
BLACKHOUSE are the grandfathers of Industrial and this most fans still say: the tracks from their first 3 albums are their best tracks ever… and here you can find the best on one record. After 31 years BLACKHOUSE live world premiere took place in Leipzig 2015. 15 classic Blackhouse songs from the first albums, direct from the mixing board. [label info]

BLADH, MARTIN -- "Dirge; The Peter Sotos Files" -- CD -- €10
2008 Freak Animal Records, FA-CD-042
Martin Bladh of IRM with samples & spoken word from author Peter Sotos. [label info] "While I was working on the Swedish translation of Peter's excellent book Selfish, Little: the Annotated Lesley Ann Downey, I found that I couldn't get enough of this unsafe, highly personal world, and got the ugly idea to make my own piece based upon it. Since I love the buyer's marked material I asked Peter for the permission to do a recording centered on his private universe. He agreed and sent me a load of sound- and video clips, which he'd collected and put into context. I guess it's fair to call this album a conceptual piece, but I want to point out that it is foremost my own personal take on Peter's work and he should not be held responsible for anything I've done. Big thanks to Peter who made this recording possible. Martin Bladh, Norrköping, June 2008."
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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]

BLADH, MARTIN -- "Umbilical Cords" -- CD -- €10
2005 Segerhuva, seger 10
Industrial / Experimental. Segerhuva hereby presents the first solo recordings of Martin Bladh, who also resides in the acclaimed avantgarde group IRM and the more experimental unit SKIN AREA, both now widely known for their charismatic live-shows. This is a highly personal recording, which takes some firm mature steps further into physical essence and digs deep into the walls of the mothers utero with its hypnotic drones and drenching layers of organic sounds from cymbals, stringinstruments, accordeon and bass, all treated with great care and respect. Instrumental throughout, bicephalous in the way of screeching, shuddering sounds and drowsy in opposition. There is something strangely slippery about the recordings, a frightening, obtuse atmosphere embedded in silk and soft controlled feedback. Receivers take note: fully stunning in retro-spect. Are you in need of fetal life support? Take a journey through the body and experience the monotony and the pain of birth. [label info]
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BLADH, MARTIN & BO I. CAVEFORS -- "The Island of Death" -- CD -- €10
2012 Freak Animal Records, FREAK-CD-065, (ltd. 200)
New album of Martin Bladh is his best and most challenging. Many of the known elements of his works are there. Amazing tones of bow / string instruments, wailing yelling voice known from IRM, usage of samples/spoken word collages like on "Dirge", rhythms, musical patterns and electronic noise. But simply everything goes further. Leaving all expectation behind, what should qualify as "genre album". Less of noise, more of experimental disturbing elements, often avoiding playing it safe. This work is most definitely recommended for anyone who wants to hear albums what stand out of line. Packaged in dvd case with full color cover and full color 24 pages booklet including Bladh's unique collages and Cavefors' texts. [label info]
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BLADH, MARTIN & BO I CAVEFORS -- "Three Studies For A Crucifixion" -- CD + DVD -- €16
2008 Firework Edition, FEV1008 / FER1070
This DVD is of a three act "Passion Play" dedicated to Francis Bacon, this is nothing to do with noise either, but certainly could in no way be described as trivial. The protagonists here in front of a projection of the paintings set out to embody the nihilistic vision of the painter. You might feel disgusted or sick at the blood, intestines and homosexual acts - and perhaps want to return to the playfulness of Fckn'bstrds antics. This is the real deep black horror of existence - shocking in that is can be or should be performed by human beings at all, not that it is in its deliberation - to shock or disgust - that would be too easy, it would become a sex show, and it is not. Like the paintings of Bacon it unfolds along a horrific and deterministic trajectory that somehow cannot be avoided, if it did appear to be deliberately shocking then it would be possible to step outside the drama and see it as amusement or entertainment. Or is it excusable as a sudden outburst of promethian energy - which is understandably human - from tribal dancing through to the silliness in noise festivals. The real horror here is the premeditated logic of the performance devoid of any emotional excuse. This performance as also Bacons' paintings in their inhumanity could and should be ignored as impossible imaginations if not for the reality of the logic of the slaughter house from which they derive and the even more terrible realizations of these artists finding in this beauty. [jliat, Vital Weekly]

BLASTERKORPS -- "Nos Annees Mortes" -- 2 CD -- €14
2015 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-48
Complete anthology of Blasterkorps, project created by Geoffroy D. (DERNIERE VOLONTE, POSITION PARALLELE) and Leonce 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]
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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 -- €9
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]
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BLOD -- "My Beloved Daughters" -- CD -- €10
2004 Segerhuva, SEGER 6
At last we are able to present this eagerly awaited CD by Sweden’s most hardened sexnoise extremist. No hyperbole needed - if you are at all serious about noise and/or LOVE, you should get this. Guaranteed to leave your eardrums like a pair of flogged ass-cheeks... Sore, numb, and aching for more... [label info]
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BLOODSOIL -- "Endtimes" -- CD -- €10
2016 Rage In Eden, RAGE 111
Martial Industrial. After four years BloodSoil comes back. Endtimes: 6 anthems conforming a new manifesto against the Modern World, a soundtrack for the dark times we must face as civilization. [label info]
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THE BLUE PROJECT -- "Shelter" -- CD -- €12
2018 Eibon Records, TBP103
Ambient / Ethereal. New album from TBP, currently travelling through noisier paths than the ones they used to walk before. Maria Cristina's voice paints gentle melodies upon unsettling decostructed sonic backgrounds that owe something to both the most experimental DEAD CAN DANCE and the most courageous heavenly voices standards. For the brave and open-minded listeners only. [label info]
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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 -- €11
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 -- €10
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]
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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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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]

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, 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 & VITALY MAKLAKOV -- "Brain Oscillation" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 Ostroga, OTR-084, (ltd. 50)
Experimental Electronics. Aditional sounds by Olga Nosova (acoustic string instruments, percussion), Yuri Yaremchuk (sax), Katya Rekk (sound objects). Packed in a PVC sleeve.
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BOSMANN, KARL -- "Euphoria Mitte" -- CD -- €8
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]

BRAND, STEVE -- "Upwelling: Emergence" -- CD -- €12
2018 Databloem, DBCD077
"Upwelling: Emergence", like it's predecessor, "Upwelling" (2011), is a collection of epiphanies, experiments, singular moments, re-workings, remixes and re-discoveries. Tracks were recorded between 2009 and 2017. Some of the music for this collection, like "Innervoice" and "Krater Of Earth" were completed while working on previous albums, but eventually set aside for various reasons. Some like, "Black Rock Temple" and "Womb Of Earth" were improvised in moments of inspiration and depth of feeling. Still others, "Names That Cannot Be Spoken" and "Host", are remixes and rethinkings of tracks that were originally released on compilations. "Near Earth" was created exclusively for this compilation and is an extension of my recent "Near Series" trilogy. [from the author]
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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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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]

BRIDGE TO IMLA -- "The Radiant Sea" -- CD -- €10
2017 Winter-Light, WIN 013, (ltd. 300)
Bridge To Imla is the duo of Hans-Dieter Schmidt and Michael Brückner, created in 2017 to distinguish their particular style of cinematic ambient from their respective solo projects. The album is a rich woven tapestry of dark ambient soundscapes and deep electronics mixed with more traditional instruments. It will pull you across the vast stretches of the mighty Pacific Ocean, dragging you down to it's murky depths and across it's vast plains before depositing you in to the deep trenches and ridges that lurk there. Polluted by radiation and man's indifference to nature, 'The Radiant Sea' continues in its struggle to restore the balance and maintain its beauty and dignity. Mastered by Robert Rich. [label info]
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BRIGHTER DEATH NOW -- "Breaking Down Nihil" -- CD -- €33
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 -- €15
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 -- €27
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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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 -- "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 -- "Normal" -- CD -- €16
1998 Release Entertainment, RR 6999-2

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 -- "Les Victimes Sont Dangereuses" -- CD -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- €7
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 -- "Emergence" -- 2 CD -- €10
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 & 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]

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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BU.D.D.A. -- "All Der Guten Dinge Drei" -- CD -- €7
2019 Attenuation Circuit, ACU 1016, (ltd. 100)
Bu.d.d.A. - "Bund des dritten Auges" ("Third Eye Society") is a fairly new project involving experimental musicians Sascha Stadlmeier (EMERGE, Attenuation Circuit Records) and Chris Sigdell (Leaden Fumes (ex-Phased), b°tong) and which plays meditative ambient drones. Sometimes they play with a guest musician, and sometimes not. For those who need names, it may sound like Troum meets Earth together with Eno… but in reality Bu.d.d.A. builds on the legacy of German industrial band NID (1995-2005), who Chris was a member of, and which released a post-humous CD on Auf Abwegen (Asmus Tietchens, etc.). [label info] Factory-pressed CD in cardboard sleeve.
[bandcamp]

BUFFETT, PETER -- "Lost Frontier" -- CD -- €10
1991 Narada Mystique, CD-2012
Amazing New Age / Ambient inspired by the Wild West landscapes. [YAOP]

BUILDING 33 -- ".End." -- CD-R -- €5
CVLMINIS, (ltd. 20)

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 Bumљteinas. 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]

BURIAL HEX -- "Book Of Delusions" -- CD -- €10
2011/2012 Cold Spring, CSR166CD
During the period in which Clay Ruby first began working on this piece of art, he had become so completely surrounded by evil and deception that he was forced to begin summoning a particularly extreme and ancient force of protection and vitality just to make it alive through the end of 2008. Aside from spiritually fortifying Ruby's life, the complexities of these new elemental entities brought with them circumstances causing a much more rich and intense recording experience than he could have ever composed on his own. Classic horror electronics and post-industrial apocalyptic soundscapes with unsettling notes, anguished cries and voices of the dead. His most ritualistic album yet. Reissue of the extremely limited LP with bonus tracks taken from the split LPs with Kinit Her and Zola Jesus, all available on CD for the first time! All tracks have been carefully remastered. [press-release]
[youtube]

BURIAL HEX -- "In Psychic Defense" -- CD -- €10
2014 Cold Spring, CSR197CD
Burial Hex is a composition cycle of Post-Industrial music, dubbed “Horror Electronics”, by Clay Ruby. With a progressive mix of influences as far-reaching as vintage Industrial and Power Electronics, Kosmische Music, Black Metal, Techno and Electro, Early Music and Contemporary Classical, these dynamic compositions are simply unclassifiable. This compilation continues the stunning trajectory of the previous Cold Spring reissue collection, “Book of Delusions”, falling even further into the spiraling abyss of ritual music made in preparation for the Final Mysteries in the twilight of this Kali Yuga. Collecting tracks from various out-of-print vinyl releases, including In Psychic Defense, The Tower, Fantasie und Fuge, Hunger, and the highly sought-after “A Kiss To Birth The Rotted Sun” from the WVNDRKMMER 5xCS compilation, this volume is a welcome addition to every Burial Hex collection, as well as an ideal introduction for the Horror Electronics neophyte. [press-release]
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BURIAL HEX -- "Throne" -- CD -- €10
2016 Cold Spring, CSR232CD
Finally a third volume of the essential reissue series featuring rare and out-of-print vinyl releases from Horror Electronics maestro Burial Hex. This collection takes us further back in time to a more raw and singular vision, whilst still infused with passionate vocals and eerie religious allusions that would eventually lead to a development of increasingly more compositional elements in the Burial Hex cycle. Collecting his sides from the split 7" with Sylvester Anfang on Aurora Borealis, the split 12" with Iron Fist of the Sun on Cold Spring, and taking a side each from “Bagirwa Hymn” on VON Archives and “From The Rites Of Lazarus” on Urashima, we experience the death industrial roots of this expansive project. Without as much focus on otherworldly hybrids, yet still organically eclectic, this offering will bring the grinding grey atmospherics and the nauseating aggression of early Horror Electronics into focus. Artwork by Nathaniel Ritter (Kinit Her). [press-release]
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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]

BVDUB -- "A Thousand Words" -- CD -- €13
2017 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-73 / Fact Of Being, Fact-001
Ambient. A Thousand Words is my longest, largest work to date, and what we can likely all agree this was all coming to - one, single 77-minute piece. Much more than one single narrative, however, it is comprised of 19 movements, and over 500 channels of audio... all performed in one take, live. Combining a colossal library of pre-recorded and treated loops, samples, beds, and instrumentation, in concert with live arrangement, synthesis, loop creation, instrumentation, and even vocals, A Thousand Words is about as raw and unapologetic as anything I have ever made - as well as the most challenging, requiring more equipment, instruments, and dexterity than I have ever attempted before... as well three keyboards, six live instruments, and two samplers, all running through two computers and a phone, simultaneously... [from the author]
[bandcamp]

BYMEL, OFER & BUTTNER, GREGORY -- "Ripsnorter" -- CD-R -- €6
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. SPENCER YEH -- "1975" -- CD -- €10
2011 Intransitive Recordings, int037
Intransitive Recordings is extra-proud to present 1975, the debut solo album of tightly-coiled, crackling electronic ambience by C. Spencer Yeh. While “debut” may seem a strange word to use to describe an album by a guy with such a deep discography, Yeh explains that 1975 is like nothing anyone has heard from him before. “One thing is I really wanted to focus on a certain feeling of stasis. So much of what else I do just kinda pushes and pushes forward. 1975 is more vertical than horizontal, even though one can’t escape the horizontal completely.” Taking a confident step away from his familiar work as an improvising violinist and vocalist, from the mythology of his rock/noise band Burning Star Core, and from his recent forays into pop music, the omnivorous Yeh here reveals himself to be a composer of unsettling electro-acoustic miniatures... Yeh approached his source material with a desire to be transparent, even literal, and to avoid straightforward narrative. The literal is there in the deceptively matter-of-fact track titles — “Drone”, “Voice”, “Shrinkwrap from Solo Saxophone CD”, “Two Guitars” — but knowing which sound source is buried beneath these tones does little to remove 1975‘s sense of enveloping mystery. This is sensual abstract music with a light touch, a confident minimalism that only reveals its unsettling depth, sharp corners, and playful malevolence with repeat listens... For fans of Eliane Radigue, Hecker, Pita, or Kevin Drumm. [press-release]

C.3.3. -- "Ballad of Reading Gaol – The Cacophonietta" -- CD -- €11
2011/2018 Cold Spring, CSR255CD
C.3.3. is a personal project from Paul Jamrozy, co-founder of original industrial agitators TEST DEPT. The work is inspired by the real life experience of Her Majesty’s Prison Reading. Tracing the history of the location through to the present current political and social situation, evoking the harsh realities of Victorian and modern day Britain. Reminiscent of the finest mid-era TEST DEPT., such as “Gododdin” or “Pax Britannica”, with heavy percussion, strings, and strident vocals. The title C.3.3. is drawn from the cell number where the literary figure Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Gaol under gross indecency charges. C.3.3. was the pseudonym used for the publication “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”, a poem based on the execution of a fellow inmate. This sonic rendition draws upon the writings of Wilde’s poem and the horrors of prison life for a condemned man, as a metaphor for the universal predicament of all humankind. Remastered with 2 bonus tracks, featuring TEST DEPT. and presented in a 6-panel digipak. [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.C.C.C. & NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS -- "The Beauty of Pollution" -- CD -- €27
1996 Endorphine Factory, EDP-013
Noise / Experimental. Two lengthy tracks, two mutual reworks made by Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C.) and Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions). Artwork by Mayuko Hino.
[bandcamp]

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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CABARET VOLTAIRE -- "The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of" -- CD -- €14
2002 Mute, 9190-2 / CABS16CD
Jewel-case with 16-page booklet.

CABARET VOLTAIRE -- "1974-76" -- CD -- €14
1992 The Grey Area, CABS 15CD

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)

CAN CAN HEADS -- "Monorural Recordings" -- CD -- €10
2018 Gyggen Lompsa, Gygg-001 / Mannavelli
Free improvisaton / noise rock, recorded on tape one spring afternoon in a small wooden hut somewhere in Finnish countryside. Primitive, powerful, varied, mono!
[bandcamp]

CANAAN -- "A Calling to Weakness" -- CD -- €10
2002 Eibon Records, Can036
Proudly introducing CANAAN’s fourth full-lenght album, and without any doubt their most melancholic one. “A calling to weakness” music is much sharper, rougher, heavier, darker than ever before. The 17 songs of the album create an incredibly enthralling and mournful atmosphere - your next psychic black hole... [label info]
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CANAAN -- "Il Giorno Dei Campanelli" -- CD -- €12
2016 Eibon Records, CAN098
Darkwave. The stronger the spiritual pain, the worse the physical damage. Suppurating plagues can be carved and cleansed: spiritual wounds are impossible to sterilize. Mental germs grow, mutate, infect, colonize and suppress the once healthy host. "Il giorno dei campanelli", CANAAN's eight album, is a diary of mental putrefaction. No antibiotic can work here: these 14 songs will leave no soul unharmed. [label info]
[bandcamp]

CANAAN -- "Walk into my Open Womb" -- 2 CD -- €15
1998/2003 Eibon Records, Can010, (ltd. 500)
Originally released in 1998, and since then already repressed a few times, "Wimow" was CANAAN's second album, and contains some of the most significant tracks composed by the band. Taste the early days of the masters of deception..... This last repressing (in a limited edition of 500 copies) comes with new graphics. [label info]
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CAPECE, LUCIO -- "Elemental Pulse" -- CD -- €10
2019 Intonema, int030, (ltd. 200)
Minimal / Experimental / Free Improvisation. Lucio Capece's new solo work is the second album by the Argentinian musician on Intonema after 2013’s Music for Flying and Pendulating Speakers. Taking un/natural silence as his starting point, Capece continues his research into the perception of sound and music, both as a listener and performer. The work features three new compositions, using diverse sound sources including slide saxophone, analog synthesizers, effects and field recordings, with which Capece crafts a vast array of textures, from drone canvases and sounds of nature to rhythmic loops and beats. [label info]
[bandcamp]

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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CAPELLE, BRUNO -- "Douze Douces Variations Autour D'Elle" -- CD -- €10
2014 Motus, M314018
Musique Concrète / Electroacoustic. Bruno Capelle is a composer, sound artist and teacher. He’s developing for more than twenty years a compositional work in the field of electroacoustic music. At the same time, he started a few years ago to involve himself physically in performance projects for which he uses devices and sound installments of his own. He’s currently focused on a live electroacoustic practice (analog synthesizers) as a soloist or in duets with the vocalist and sound artist Iris Lancery. His work is presented on a regular basis in France and foreign countries. “Bruno Capelle’s music, which has all the precious finery of simplicity, brings into play in order to do so a great complexity, even though its conception would respond to intuition.” (Philippe Mion) [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 -- €10
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 / ZINC ROOM -- "Lie, Illusions, Mystifications / Zinc 99,99" -- CD -- €9
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 -- €7
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 -- "Pencil" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 self-released, (ltd. 20)
Beautiful and interesting Old-School Industrial / Musique Conrete, exploring the cultural and sonic phenomenon of a pencil. Paper sleeve with a sticker, 8-page A5 booklet, a set of 6 pencils, rubber and blade. [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 EP -- €7
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]
[youtube]

CD-R -- "Antipathetic" -- CD-R -- €8
2004 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 038, (ltd. 99)
First official release of young Moscow-based noise band. Dissimilar sounding compositions blend together features of analogue sound sources and digital design/processing. The last track is a provocative hello to Anna Hermann, done as a unrecognizable recycling of her song.

CELER -- "Perfectly Beneath Us" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Still*Sleep, CDR22
Ultra-calm minimal harmonious drones.
[bandcamp]

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]

CELLERINO, EDGARDO MOIA -- "L'Impazienza Di Restare" -- CD -- €10
2016 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201618
Singer-Songwriter. New solo album from the LE MASQUE's singer. The Italian way to sing poetry. Elegance and refinement reminiscent of David Sylvian's songs without forgetting the best tradition of Italian songwriters. [Sugar & Spice]
[soundcloud]

CELLERINO, EDGARDO MOIA -- "Plays Le Masque (Soundtrack)" -- CD -- €12
2019 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201921, (ltd. 100)
Singer-Songwriter. "I like life because I remember. This is not just another collection, but a filmed reproduction of Le Masque on the invisible screen of memory." (EMC) PLAYS LE MASQUE (SOUNDTRACK) is a soundtrack to a film that anyone can imagine as they wish. Edgardo reinterprets, re-elaborates and relives some of Le Masque's tracks creating the "definitive" work. Songs that are images that flow through our lives. [label info]
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CENT ANS DE SOLITUDE & FLINT GLASS -- "Sprengbagger 1010" -- CD -- €10
2017 Les Nouvelles Propagandes, NP.027
Industrial / Soundtrack. Germany, 1929 – After developing the plans for a huge excavator for his coal mining company, the engineer Karl Hartmann yearns for the fresh air far from his smog-filled industrial world. He returns to the village of his childhood going back to his roots in the countryside, participating in rural life, working in his grand-mother’s mill and enjoying his free time with Camilla, the pretty girl from the nearby castle. However, his assistant, Olga Lossen, discovering the plans for his machine and recognising their importance, asks the board of directors to bring Hartmann back in order to build it... The engineer is torn apart by the two women and the two conflicting ways of life. At the very moment he has to make a choice, he discovers that the village was built on a giant coal mine. This revelation seals the fate of the whole community. The giant machine, like an apocalyptic creature begins its deadly task, swallowing up the very ground, destroying the natural environment and the castle, tearing people away from their collapsing homes and bringing death and ruin into the midst of what ought to have been an Eden... Cent Ans de Solitude and Flint Glass offer a musical interpretation of the conflicts arising throughout the movie. The live performance consists of a mixture of their own unique approach to sounds, made up of electronic layers and including acoustic elements deriving from objects being transformed from their original functions, such as scratching metal, hitting stone or bending springs. These sounds mimic the devastating effects of the monstrous machine and the industrial world it comes from. This cinema concert immerses the viewer into a dense musical environment, backed by the melodic electronic lines which echo the cold and brutal sounds of metal. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

CHANGES -- "Fire Of Life" -- CD -- €47
1996/2001 Hau Ruck!, HR!22

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]
[bandcamp]

CHAOTIC BOUND SYSTEMS -- "Dissonanz" -- CD -- €9
2020 Evil Dead Productions, EDP 024
Dark Jazz / Experimental. This time I will be extremely brief: the one who manages to extract harmony from dissonance is a true master. The second album of the Yekaterinburg one-man project Chaotic Bound Systems is an example of true deep skill and genuine talent. Even more full-bodied, diverse and melodically more complex and multi-layered than the previous album "No light", but at the same time more transparent. Paradoxically, despite the abundance of instruments and their seemingly dissonant parts, the album has a lot of free space and air; there is not even a shadow of slowness and heaviness in it - which often happens with avant-garde jazz improvisations. Dissonance as a non-trivial and rare means of expanding the musical horizon, and consciousness. Depths and completeness of perception. [Providiy-137]
[vk.com]

CHAOTIC BOUND SYSTEMS -- "No Light" -- CD -- €9
2018 Evil Dead Productions, EDP 021, (ltd. 300)
Dark Jazz / Dark Ambient / Experimental. New project of the Yekaterinburg-based musician Andrey Kein known for such names as Sol Mortuus, Church Of Howling Dog, Carved Image Of Emptiness, Zinc Room and Prognostic Zero. Unexpected combination of dark psychoactive jazzy atmosphere and avant-garde compositional techniques. Tenor sax, xaphoon, piano and guitar set the tone here, Kein uses them to create utterly abstract patterns, sometimes crosshatched by nervous passages of the rhythm section. It's impossible to memorize any melody here, but so easy to dive deep in a dark viscous mass of an absurd dreaming, hidden behind the thick curtains of a velvety night.
[vk.com]

CHASSE, LOREN -- "The Animals and Their Shadows" -- CD -- €10
2015 Semperflorens, sf12, (ltd. 500)
It's easy to imagine this album coming out on a well-known Belgian label Mystery Sea. Actually, Loren has already had a release there under a name of Coelacanth, and under his own name there was a release on Unfathomless, the sister label dedicated to field recordings. No wonder, abstract ambient compositions drawn on a frame of fieldies are always in favour. "The Animals and Their Shadows" is thill a bit beyond the concept of the Belgian drone imprint: Loren doesn't limit himselfby only by sea-scapes, his microphone aims to the whole range of sounds of natural and artificial origin. Something like Lawrence English's "Songs Of The Living" if they were not just his audio travelogue. So Loren develops his tracks using the abstract rhythms of occasional field recordings. "The Animals and Their Shadows" is like a poetry book: metaphors, surprising comparisons, images strung on a thread of associative rhythmics. [Dmitriy Takmakov]

CHASSE, LOREN & MICHAEL NORTHAM -- "The Otolith" -- CD -- €10
2008 Helen Scarsdale Agency, HMS 014, (ltd. 700)
The recordings of Loren Chasse and Michael Northam begin and end with the great outdoors. Yet, the well-documented wanderlust of these two kindred sound artists is only part of the equation. Field recordings of wind, water, and stone intertwine and hybridize within private rituals of droning psychedelic ragas that return as a folklore reiterating the mystery of the natural world around us. Through his numerous contributions to the multi-faceted Jewelled Antler as well his solo work, Chasse has long postulated the microphone as an extension of his ear, which magnifies and probes the surface of the earth for a tactile grit that permeates all of the sounds that he generates. Northam claims his inspiration from vast geographies, microscopic detail, and severe weather, which he compacts through various techniques to explore what is between improvisation and acousmatic composition. Both Chasse and Northam entertain such notions through an alchemy of arcane instruments: autoharps, ouds, flutes, bells, gongs, bowed wires, harmonium, and Northam's magnetic table harp. The Otolith is the result of several years of work, with sounds gathered collectively in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Europe. The album speaks as a bramble of fence wire and chaparral scrub oak, acquiring an unkempt collection of rubbish, cobwebs, insects, and soil within its tangle. As the wind pushes in one direction, this mass emits a quite if scratchy melody as if the ghost from a forgotten song; but when the wind changes directions, it bellows a rasping din of metal and vine cracking against itself. This sodden calliope tumbles into a miasma of droning atmospheres, softly rasped distortion, and very subtly rendered lulabies lurking deep within the overgrowth. Hand letter-pressed in an edition of 700 copies. [press-release]

CHAZEV -- "Katatonia" -- CD -- €10
1986/2020 Narcolepsia, narco095, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Noise. Obscure solo venture of Heinz Christian Wilp (founder of DER SCHWARZE KANAL, as well as ZU guitarrist and occasional member, as percussionist, of DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE), which was active from 1984 to 1987... “Katatonia”, originally put out by italian cult label ADN, is probably the release most people associate with the project, and an absolutely essential document of 80s tape culture that Narcolepsia is very proud to unearth in this new format... Enshrouded in the thick darkness of the postmortem era, this is a classic that contains every element to satisfy worshippers of those inimitable early days: diluted rawness and sinister vibes echoing throughout its entire length, in a spiral hypnotic descent into abyssic primitivism, spawning solemn and archaic rituals exhumed from forbidden regions, a macabre incursion into the saturated hiss of pure negativity. [label info]
[youtube]

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 (A Tale in 3 Parts)" -- CD-R -- €5
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]

CHILDREN NOISE ORCHESTRA OF CHILDREN'S ART SCHOOL #1 -- "Small Stories" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2017 Ostroga, OTR-090, (ltd. 50)
Live recordings from the archives of the Children's Noise Orchestra of Children's Arts School #1 located in a remote Russian town of Kamensk-Uralskiy. Several short abstract improvisations played by children with the use of a few flutes and percussion instruments. Mini-CDR in a hand-made cardboard cover.
[bandcamp]

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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THE CHURCH OF HATE & YAO 91404 D -- "The Harbour Of Abyss" -- CD-R -- €8
2020 Dödens Kultur, DK№01, (ltd. 18)
Experimental / Electroacoustic / Avant-Garde. The collaboration of two Russian post-industrial projects recorded on February 26, 2019 as a live performance without listeners in the harbor area of​Vasilyevsky Island, where Northern Europe, covered in snow, opens its jaws to the cold waters of the Baltic Sea and the endless starry blackness of the night sky: the Harbor of Abyss. YAO 91404 D extracts iron staccatos of night factory halls and hospital chambers from the prepared "Red October" piano, The Church Of Hate ingeniously processes them with a chain of analog devices. The result is harsh, unusual, deadly and avant-garde, like a mixture of early Shostakovich and the besieged Kirov Plant. Textile and cardboard handmade digipack, all information is written by hand. [label info]

CHURCH OF HOWLING DOG -- "Ummu Hubur" -- CD -- €9
2019 Evil Dead Productions, EDP 022
Stoner Rock / Psychedelic Rock. Second full-length album of the Russian project CHURCH OF HOWLING DOG created by Andrey Kein, also known for SOL MORTUUS, CARVED IMAGE OF EMPTINESS, CHAOTIC BOUND SYSTEMS and several other bands. From the musical point of view, "Ummu Hubur" continues to walk along the path started on "Umbra" (2016) – a desert dirt road with sunburnt grass and dusty roots and bones lying around. However here is a significant difference from the previous work: the unhurried contemplative electric guitar chords in several tracks are accompanied by the clear voiсe of Gregory Shobolov who recited his philosophical text in Russian langiage, perfectly complementing the overall sonic picture. Piano, percussion, cello, organ, synthesizer and effects also play their role in creating the arrangements. Beautiful soundtrack for immersion in the freedom of Chaos.
[vk.com]

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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THE CIRCULAR RUINS -- "Pathways" -- 2 CD -- €16
2016 Databloem, DB2CD073
Looking back on 15 years of Databloem, thoughts of gratitude and admiration go out to Anthony Paul Kerby, who has been an inspirational and ever helpful mastermind and mentor for the label and it’s artists. We can still feel the excitement of releasing his The Circular Ruins debut CD album “Realm of Possibility”, back in 2002. From there Tony has taken his sound and composition skills to higher skies and has been very active the past decade, spreading his ambient explorations through his own dataObscura label. Last year we asked APK if he was willing and able to create another masterpiece for Databloem.... so he did and here it is, a storytelling Ambient work of complex beauty, spread over 2 Disc’s. A few words on the album by the master himself: “This collection of pieces was conceived around a constant theme, maybe an obsession, of mine: traveling as though in a labyrinth. Pathways that have no certain destination but lead you into fascinating new vistas and obscure destinies, bringing something new at each turn. And yet those new turns are somehow familiar, as though you were walking in circles. This is not a work of dark electronica for a lost age, it is a work of exploration and light that reveals layers and details of unseen landscapes and curious experiences, that feel like memories, by taking you down pathways you may have missed in your life. The pieces drift between joy, contentment, and the mystery and sadness that being human entails. Enjoy.” [label info]
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CISFINITUM -- "The Bog" -- CD -- €12
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]

CLARK, ANNE -- "Unstill Life" -- CD -- €8
1991 SPV Records, SPV 084-88362
An album of the British poet of the "acid" early rave era from the beginning of 90-ies. Synth-pop, acid-house and poetry. [YAOP]

CLAUSTHOME -- "Radiophare [Lampe D'Ambiance]" -- CD -- €9
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]
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CLAUSTHOME -- "Radiophare II [Les Ondes Radio]" -- CD -- €9
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)
Noise. Recorded in 2002-2003, 'The Playground Of The Damned' was originally intended for Self Abuse's Solipsism sub-label, which unfortunately was ended before this disc could see the light of day. While a small artist edition disappeared into the ether, it's now finally time to bring 'The Playground Of The Damned' out from obscurity. The disc is a maelstrom of intense, engaging, finessed piece of harsh sonics with a heavier editing presence than other Clew Of Theseus releases, and mastered to painful perfection. 'The Playground Of The Damned' is the most focused, most tightly-wound, most intimidating release from Clew Of Theseus to date, carefully balanced with shorter ambient interludes and sample use. [label info]

CLIMAX DENIAL -- "You're Never Safe" -- CD-R -- €10
2008 BloodLust!, B!110
Power Electronics / Noise. First full-length recording after the debut on 7" on same label. Comprised of nine pieces including a befitting cover version of the delightfully indelicate DEATHPILE song, "Breaking A Doll". "You're Never Safe" is an excellent showcase of the unique blend of power-electronics and death-industrial! But let's just call it music from now on, that Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Climax Denial, AKA Alex Kmet, is increasingly well-known for. This CD was skillfully mastered by Thomas Garrison (CONTROL, EXSANGUINATE) at Misanthrope Studios in Santa Cruz, California. [Old Europa Cafe]
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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 -- "Revisionist Knowledge" -- CD -- €10
2005 Freak Animal Records, FREAK-CD-028, (ltd. 500)
Brutal Finnish power electronics.

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]

CLOSEDUNRUH -- "Sand Atmet Zeit - Los!" -- CD -- €10
2001 E-Klageto, 01001
Experimental Electronics / Ambient. A project of the German musician Thomas Tier. Abstract electronics and instrumental rhythmical compositions.
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CLOSING THE ETERNITY -- "Kosmodrones" -- CD-R -- €8
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]

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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CODEX OCCVLTA -- "Porta" -- CD-R -- €8
2020 self-released, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient. The first release of the long-existing and often performing St. Petersburg project Codex Occulta. "The material was recorded in different periods between 2008 and 2019, each track was inspired by an internal search under the influence of ancient dark cults, the main goal is to convey a meditative state and mood, when the sound becomes a kind of portal to another realm of images and archetypes, into the world behind the looking-glass of our reality." [from the author] Released in a 4-panel digipak.
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COELACANTH -- "Mud Wall" -- CD -- €10
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.

COH -- "COH DOMA" -- CD -- €14
2018 retortae, elixir 12, (ltd. 200)
New album from Ivan Pavlov aka CоH is a recording session in memory of his old friend Mika Vainio, who sadly passed away last year. The concert based upon this material took place place at Dom cultural centre in Moscow on 18.06.17. Unfortunately, the original live recording was lost due to a hard disk crash. Presented record is a live-in-a-studio version of the show, carefully engineered and mastered for the CD release. Musically it is deep electronic ambient with some throbbing rhythm pulsations and occasional glitches. CoH is active since late-90es, the project has got numerous releases on various labels including such milestones of modern electronic scene as Raster-Noton and Mego. Ivan also was a part of a post-utopian project Soisong made together with Peter Christopherson of Coil. Most of CoH releases had very special packages and our release is not exception – the CD packed in a special octagon-shaped thick black silkscreened carton package with a die-cut window and strictly limited to 200 copies only. [label info]
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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 -- "Stolen & Contaminated Songs" -- CD -- €11
1992/2019 Cold Spring Records, CSR276CD
Experimental. “Stolen & Contaminated Songs” was recorded and produced by Coil in 1992. It is comprised of over 60 minutes of outtakes and unreleased songs, evolved during the recording sessions for their prior album, “Love’s Secret Domain”. A wealth of superb material showcasing the diversity of Coil: dark, violent, vivid and fractured, yet cohesive and beautiful. Combined with the latest studio technology and Coil’s ever-evolving production skills, “S&C Songs” walks a fine line between tradition and innovation, continually creating semi-abstract soundscapes with a cinematic quality. [label info]
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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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COIL + ZOS KIA + MARC ALMOND -- "How To Destroy Angels" -- CD -- €10
2018 Cold Spring, CSR263CD
COLD SPRING are proud to announce the complete recording of ‘A SLOW FADE TO TOTAL TRANSPARENCY’. Recorded 24th August 1983, at the AIR GALLERY, London, UK. Personnel for the performance – John Balance (Coil), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Marc Almond (Soft Cell) and live mix by Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle). All audio has been remastered from the original tapes, is previously unreleased, and is EXCLUSIVE to this release. Liner notes by Michel Faber (‘Under The Skin‘, ‘The Crimson Petal And The White‘). 1. “HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS” – the complete 23 minute piece. 2. “HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS – ZOS KIA REMIX” – a 9 minute unheard remix by John Gosling. 3. “BAPTISM OF FIRE” – Unreleased recording of Zos Kia / Coil at Recession Studios, London, England, October 12, 1983. Michel Faber: “Imagine how out-of-step with the dominant culture Coil were when they unveiled themselves in the Air Gallery to perform A Slow Fade To Total Transparency. Subtitled How To Destroy Angels, the music – a backing track prepared by John Balance, John Gosling and Peter Christopherson – bears only scant resemblance to the How To Destroy Angels 12" that Coil would release as their debut vinyl the following year. Instead of the meditative ritual gongs of the 12", what we hear here is a restless, queasy melange of industrial noise, its eerie whistles the perfect backdrop for Marc Almond as he recites a bitter tirade against an ex-lover”. CD edition is presented in a glossy 6-panel digipak. [label info]
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COIL presents BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT -- "A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room" -- CD -- €13
1996/2018 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-87
IFP presents: reissue of one of the key albums in COIL discography - "A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room". Recorded in 1996 as "Black Light District" project, the name was taken from a track by Boyd Rice. John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Drew McDowall, Danny Hyde were a part of this record and current reissue is authorized by Danny Hyde. Remastered by Martin Bowes. This CD contains an unreleased (!) track from the "Black Light District" recording session and Danny Hyde's comments in the booklet. [label info]
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COLD CAVE -- "Cremations" -- CD -- €10
2009 Hospital Productions, HOS-248
Cremations is a collection of early demo/live/and unreleased tracks from Cold Cave. From the projects isolated beginnings to the recent full band line-up the development of this singular musical entity is documented here in its icy electronic glory. From Cold Cave’s infancy sexual identity and oblique existentialism have been expressed through biting lyrics and electronic minimalism. Rarely has the human condition been exposed so brazenly as in “Sex Ads”. Melodies, noise and rhythms clash as stories from below the surface are retold. From the demo LP Coma Potion, which featured a rugged stripped down distortion, to the suggestive Electronic Dreams tour cassette (featuring the voice of Max Morton on the track “Heavenly Metals”). Cold Cave has developed its own brand of genre defying electronic music, without ever betraying its dark roots. Love and pornography, Industrial music and traditionalism, poetry and profanity all mix together in a hedonistic, cocktail of nihilistic nights and mournful mornings. Cremations collects all this work for the first and last time. [press-release]
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COLD FUSION -- "Occupatria" -- CD -- €10
2005 Steinklang Industries, SKD 07, (ltd. 1000)
An oppressive atmosphere in a occupied town, in a occupied country. Only illusion of freedom - no freedom. Cold Fusion - Occupatria - a musical journey on the thin line between urge of freedom and lack of its realisation. 45 minutes of beautiful symphonic Martial music, compared to A Challenge Of Honour, Les Joyaux de la Princesse, with a strong touch of early Dead Can Dance and Graeme Revell's soundtracks! [label info]
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COLD FUSION -- "Report" -- CD -- €10
2005/2007 Rage In Eden, RAGE 56
This record is the re-edition of Cold Fusion's classic second full-lenght work. The concept album entitled "Report" with 46 minutes of military ambient soundscapes and rhythms, so characteristic for Cold Fusion. The first issue ( sold-out ) was published by War Office Propaganda only in 200 CDR copies in 2005. Now re-issued on CD in digipack with Michal Karcz's artwork. [press-release]
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COLD FUSION -- "Rundfunktechnische Versuchsanstalt I" -- CD -- €10
2010 Rage In Eden, RAGE 73
"Rundfunktechnische Versuchsanstalt" – the experimental radio engineering outpost created in Germany in July 1940. Cold Fusion’s next record; this time you will find some compositions on the CD that were available earlier on previous publications, i.e. "Parabellum", "63 days", "The Sound Of Nothingness". Additionally, the CD has been enriched with several tracks that have never been published before. Graphic design by Lukasz Pawlak - REQUIEMSTUDIO.PL. [press-release]
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COLD FUSION -- "Simmetria" -- CD -- €9
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]

COLOSSLOTH -- "Heathen Needles" -- CD -- €10
2017 Cold Spring, CSR235CD
Industrial / Electronics. On his second album, Colossloth continues his esoteric sonic crusade of volatile yet absorbing audio textures. Cold electronica, with swathes of rhythmic power noise and industrial harshness, tempered with penetrating song structures. Eleven tracks of austere, reflective and exploratory electronics for journeys made into the hidden realms underpinning daily life, spanning the bridge between gnosis and praxis. The dissonance of opposites falling into elemental synthesis with a sound and approach influenced from the past, present and future, letting us remain anachronistic yet temporal voyeurs in the abyss evoked forth. Digipak. [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)

COMBATIVE ALIGNMENT -- "…And Outside Glows The Red Dawn" -- CD -- €12
2005 Malignant Records, TumorCD24, (ltd. 100)
After several releases, including full length vinyl releases on LOKI and their own label Avatar, and a 7" on Eternal Soul, the first full length CD from this powerful and visionary German project on US label Malignant now. Can perhaps be seen as Combative Alignments benchmark, offering 6 tracks that work as a virtual musical thoroughfare to a more dreamlike, illusory state. Deeply brooding atmospheres, where omniscient layers of drones and reverberating sound currents meet measured, ritual percussion as performed under the glowing, gloomy haze of a primordial sunrise. And Outside Glows the Red Dawn shines a dim light on a world of obscure origin, full of dark Germanic mysticism and unearthly sonic terrain. On a whole, this is a more focused, deeper, and fluid recording than you've heard before, yet triumphantly carrying on the tradition laid down by previous releases. [press-release]

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.

COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER -- "Egregore" -- CD -- €10
2019 Cold Spring, CSR271CD
Ritual Ambient. Égrégore is a ritual collaboration between B.S.s. (Common Eider, King Eider, Badgerlore / Six Organs Of Admittance collaborator) and Arexis (La Breiche, Coume Ouarnede, Stille Volk, Ihan)… and all of the spirits of the Pyrenees present during those Dark Moon Rituals, wishing to speak. Born under May’s New Dark Moon in 2018, born in secrecy, in darkness, in Ritual. Born in a tiny cabin in the Pyrenees of France… Born in humbleness… in friendship. Born to offer voice to the stones and waters and stars and all the spirits of that land. Born to summon… Born to give thanks... Rituals documented late into the night and early morning hours. Black moon… Black Mother… Voices captured whispering, wailing, lashing out. Rocks ground together, bundles of branches channeling voices hanging in the air, wishing to be heard, but spoken with a foreign tongue. Bells ring to both banish and invoke. Antlers scratching… mapping a direction… drawing digits. Voices speaking of loss, of longing… of hope, of despair. Voices singing of the broken relationship with the land and spirits. Voices screaming for repair and reciprocity... Recorded live using electronics, rocks, antler, branches and voice. Four offerings given as gifts to the black air… the burnt soil… Gifts to the Spirits living in those forests and mountains of the Pyrenees. Dark moon folk magic… Housed in a beautiful matte-laminate gatefold ecopak, with visuals prepared by Kevin Gan Yuen (Sutekh Hexen). [label info]
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COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER -- "Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside" -- CD -- €10
2017 Cold Spring, CSR235CD
Ritual / Dark Ambient. The triumphant reawakening of San Francisco’s masters of behemoth ritualistic darkness… Within “Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside”, bone, antler and voice produce connective threads between the worlds, as guitar and percussion punctuate shifts in mood. Voices call to the spirits, and the spirits call back in return. Recorded in 2016 during four private, collective only rituals, the pieces pull the listener through the darkest and most overgrown trails of the blackest forest. Monumental and horizonless ritualistic black ambience. Vocal visitations by A.C. Way of Sutekh Hexen. Common Eider, King Eider is headed by Rob Fisk (ex-Deerhoof) and Andee Connors (A Minor Forest, legendary aQuarius boss). Spot-varnished digipak. [label info]
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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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COMPULSIVE SHOPPING DISORDER -- "In The Cube" -- CD -- €10
2008 Rage In Eden, RAGE 63
Bold and original arrangements, dense and oppresive electronic sounds, aggressive industrial phrases, melancholic melodies and cold, impassive voice. Where the darkness and music become to one, COMPULSIVE SHOPPING DISORDER is alone with you. So at last there is a chance to slow down, stay for a while, look at the mirror and open themselves. Touching your own weaknesses you get back your sensitivity, lost in depression of life. Listen to this musical diary of everyday fears and find yourself between words setting modern world a challenge. This is a testimony filled with gloomy romanticism of Kirlian Camera, Coil's sonic sadness and energetic clamour of Skinny Puppy. Listen on minimal level, at night's solitude. 7 tracks, 52 minutes, 3-pannel digipack. [label info]
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CON-DOM -- "Live in Japan 2003" -- CD -- €10
2007 Teito Sound Company, TEITO-009
Recorded live on March 5, 2003 at Die Pratze in Tokyo, Japan.
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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 -- €10
2010 Silentes, cd201026
Dark Ambient / Experimental. 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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CONIGLIO, ENRICO / UNDER THE SNOW -- "Dialogue One" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes, cd 201128
Dark Ambient / Minimal. This is the first split work between UNDER THE SNOW and various artists/friends. Nearly an hour of suggestive "border" music, equally divided between the relaxing and ambient atmospheres contaminated with experimental elements created by Enrico Coniglio, and the low-fi/rough sounds and atmospheres crafted by Under the Snow (Stefano Gentile (SEAMUS, SEELE) and Gianluca Favaron (LASIK SURGERY, AB'SHE)) - not so different but with a more dramatic, tense and hypnotic doom - built on deep drones stratifications, often hard and cutting, with a wide collection of noises, electronic hassles, ununderstandable wispherings, concrete moments... A perfect join-venture, a mix among two different music projects that gather coherence and inspiration to "sustain" a split album that showcases a not to be missed fusion of styles among the involved artists, oriented on parallel patterns, clearly increasing the value of their own personal and somehow different sonic directions. [press-release]
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CONTAGIOUS ORGASM -- "Confession Of Mannequin" -- CD -- €10
1988/2009 Industrial Recollections, IR-CO2
Highly worshipped earliest material of the cult industrial-experimental band from Japan. This 2nd tape from 1988 (SSSM) shows a very different project to what CO is known to be today. You can see why they established in early 90s deals with many leading European Industrial / Power Electronics labels (Tesco, Ant-Zen, Praxis Dr. Bearmann etc). 45 minutes presented with original sound from metal master tapes without any modern day boosting gimmicks. Great dynamics and amazing quality. Covers include full re-print of all original tape artwork as it was. [press-release]

CONTAGIOUS ORGASM -- "Dessert Addicts Will Return To This" -- 2 CD -- €20
2004 Ant-Zen, act 171
Contagious Orgasm's new work, two years after 'The Cause Of The Flow', is presented on Ant-Zen as a 2-cd set, consisting of 'Dessert Addicts...' on cd 1 and all of the album tracks remixed by 11 different artists on cd 2. The variety of sounds and musical styles on this album is remarkable. A few examples: dub-like beats ('Livewire Voodoo'), a nearly neo-classical tune with bowed and pizzicato strings ('In the Dim Light'), a surreal piece reminding one of a soundtrack to a picture by René Magritte ('Unstable Parade'), a possible reference to Barry Adamson - that is, 60's movie phrases and jazz trumpet ('Lounge') - and of course the atmospheric ambient soundscapes C.O. is known for. Top all of that off with the rhythmic and abstract usage of various percussion instruments. Also, C.O. has employed found sounds: sounds taken during the project's trip to Europe in 2001, "Peek and Poke" (microcomputer's basic command for 'Read and Write') includes voices and sounds from a German TV documentary - these voice samples have only been used for the sound itself because C.O. mastermind Hiroshi Hashimoto doesn't speak German. Japanese references can be found on the calm, chilling final track of the cd - with this track C.O. masterfully works with beautiful female vocals... CD2 is a reconstruction of the tracks from the album - done by artists from all over the world. Ultra Milkmaids turn C.O.'s work into a Sonic-Youth-like acoustic guitar & electric bass tune. Daniel Menche adds an intense bass, irritating voice samples and lots of noise. Telepherique embeds the strings on 'In the Dim Light' into meditative bass pulses that are followed by shuffling beat sequences. Xabec presents an ambient soundscape with clicks and drones. P.A.L's track is a little radio play based on the German sample "Als ich in die Wohnung kam..." - the story of a worker ant who arrives at home to find it conquered by various uninvited guests. Roger Rotor's unstable parade is a stable, fast tek-track, followed by the dark ambient drones and slight beats done by The (Law-Rah) Collective. Donna Summer says: "Who is Barry Adamson - disco will never die!", and after dancing, it's time to listen to Imminent's strange rhythmic piece. The last two tracks are ambient soundscapes done by Orphx and Ontayso... Packaging: special transparent paper booklet + 2cd-jewelcase. [label info]
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CONTAGIOUS ORGASM -- "Division And Combination" -- CD -- €10
2013 Phage Tapes, PT:199, (ltd. 500)
Rather rare and uncommon new CD by Contagious Orgasm, containing 5 tracks released on obscure compilations in the 90's and early 2000's as well as six (I guess new) tunes. "Division and Combination" is probably the most avant-garde and experimental Contagious Orgasm work in some time. While it still features a lot of field recordings and some surprising beatwork towards its beginning, the sound is more aerial, stripped and somewhat noisier, resulting in what might not be the easiest and straightest release from this musician, but also a very interesting one, as it presents a quite overlooked side of his talent. [Ad Noiseam]
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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 -- "Impregnate" -- CD -- €10
1987/2009 Industrial Recollections, IR-CO1
Highly worshipped earliest material of the cult industrial-experimental band from Japan. This debut from 1987 (SSSM) shows a very different project to what CO is known to be today. You can see why they established in early 90s deals with many leading European Industrial / Power Electronics labels (Tesco, Ant-Zen, Praxis Dr. Bearmann etc). 45 minutes presented with original sound from metal master tapes without any modern day boosting gimmicks. Great dynamics and amazing quality. Covers include full re-print of all original tape artwork as it was. [press-release]

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 -- "Thin Skinned" -- CD -- €10
1989/2010 Industrial Recollections
3rd tape from 1989 presents 2 long tracks, in total c. 45 minutes of playing time of experiemental industrial by the Japanese cult band. Those who heard the previous two tapes re-issued, canґt go wrong with this one! [label info]

CONTAGIOUS ORGASM -- "Ultramarine" -- CD -- €10
2016 SSSM, sssm-118
Brand new album from Japan's Contagious Orgasm. A very unique sound with strange landscapes in numerous and different musical styles. But because of the countless noise, electronica, classical and experimental sounds to dark ambient it is so much more than that. Great twists of sound and colour, a wonderful scene description on each track, a true tour through the electronic sound space. Gatefold digisleeve. [Cold Spring]
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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 + FLUTWACHT -- "Inspection Of 1 Hour" -- CD -- €12
2009 SSSM, sssm-110 / The Tourette Tapes, tt#17, (ltd. 300)
Following the collaboration track featuring on the FLUTWACHT "Secondface" CD, "Showy atmosphere", here's the first full-length release between the Japanese act CONTAGIOUS ORGASM and the German musician FLUTWACHT. The CD includes 12 "Inspections" for a total time of one hour,and mainly contains Dark ambient/Experimental soundscapes only intermingled with a couple of noisier parts. So, if both acts are already known for you, you'll not be surprised nor disappointed with this album.... in cardboard cover, limited to 300 copies. [Nuit et Brouillard]

CONTAGIOUS ORGASM + GOVERNMENT ALPHA -- "Heartstrings" -- CD -- €12
2006 SSSM, SSSM-108, (ltd. 500)
Third recent collaboration release on Contagious Orgasm's home label, this time with Yasutoshi Yoshida of Government Alpha who's been responsible for the great collage artwork on all these CDs. Over these 12 tracks, Government Alpha's screeching blasts of white-hot electronic noise are cut-up and mixed in with Contagious Orgasm's industrial rhythms, off-beat collages and found sounds. Surreal, unusual and highly listenable. [Mechanoise Labs]

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]

CONTAGIOUS ORGASM + ZYRTAX -- "DNA Loops" -- CD -- €12
2005 SSSM, SSSM-107
The speed, the multiple, the scatter of the flow of time, and the curtain of the space are made in the layer, and the sound of them who wraps the listener. This mail collaboration project really has a magic touch when it comes to confusing the issue. From experimental electronic music to industrial monoliths to noisy electrolounge, those materials are resolved, and proliferate. The sound world that they make has been condensed to strength. They have been able, with the passing years, to amalgamate many styles and intrigue the listener, by proposing sonic mix sample based sound sculptures, with a constantly renewed freshness. [SSSM]... Contagious Orgasm and Zyrtax collaborated by mail, the results are the 14 tracks that form this album. Surreal sound collages with lots of variation from gentle atmospherics to more harsh passages and over to loop psychedelia, and soundwise from pure acoustics to heavily processed digital sounds. Comes in a very nice-looking cardboard gatefold sleeve designed by Yasutoshi Yoshida. [Government Alpha]

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]

CONTEMPLATRON -- "Ma Mo" -- CD -- €12
2018 Wrotycz Records, WRT 031
Ritual / Dark Ambient. On the fourth album of his indo-tibetan series Contemplatron uncovers from their ashes the world of the charnel grounds, cemeteries and demonic or saint beings who lived there. The Tibetan word 'mamo' is a non-literal translation of the Sanskrit word ‘matri’. In India matris, literally ‘mothers’, are female indigenous spirit-deities of the natural world. They are benevolent or malevolent - thus they can be potentially dangerous to humans and other beings. The matris are intimately associated with fertility and sickness, life and death. The main medium of communication, invocation, appeasement or protection against them is the mantra... Over one hour of tribal dark ambient served in luxurious digipack. Mastered by Peter Andersson. [label info]
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CONTEMPLATRON -- "Prabhashvara" -- CD -- €10
2012 Wrotycz Records, WRT 016
“Prabhashvara” (Clear Light) – the third album of dark ambient project Contemplatron. Music inspired by Tibetan buddism uniting traditional instrumentarium (gongs, bells, drums) with electronics and Tibetan monk’s chants. Mystic and meditative athmosphere guaranteed. Mastered by Peter Andersson (Raison d’Etre). CD released in elegant digipack (silver inprints and embossed elements) with design corresponding to the album concept. [press-release]
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CONTEMPLATRON & SHENTZ -- "Apocryphical Soundtrack for the Book of St. Lem His Master's Voice: Transmission Code" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wrotycz Records, WRT 025
"His Master's Voice" (original Polish title: "Glos Pana") is a science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, first published in 1968. It is a densely philosophical first-contact story about scientific efforts to decode, translate, and understand an extraterrestrial transmission. The novel can also be read as a critique of human intelligence and intentionality in the context of deciphering a message from outer space which forever eludes comprehension. Chaos is the primordial source that cosmically resounds in the microwave background radiation across the universe. To find sequences in this cacophonous confusion, to discover its principles and understand them, only to die holding on to a scrap of something much larger – this is what Lem's book as well as its apocryphal soundtrack are about. The abstract sound layers were created by two Polish artists from Contemplatron (dark ritual ambient) and Shentz (noise), and mastered by Peter Andersson (Raison d'être). Comes in 6 panel digipack. [press-release]
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CONTROL -- "Live Assault" -- CD-R -- €19
2012 Misanthrope Studio, MS025, (ltd. 50)
Power Electronics. All tracks were recorded live at Tonwellen-Konferenz festival at E-Werk in Erlangen, Germany - 12/16, 2006. Comes in a Digipak.

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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CORAZZATA VALDEMONE -- "Stornellando In Grigioverde" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wolf Age, WAR 09
10 tracks of totalitarian Martial-Industrial and a touch of Italian Folklore. Inspired by the iron storms of the first World War. Special guests: Absentia Lunae, Art Inferno, Faust(O), Stefania Domizia.
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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 / 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]

CORIUM -- "Ba#56" -- CD -- €10
2015 Opa Loka Records, OL16014 / Ecocentric Records, E.R.#200-CD, (ltd. 300)
Experimental / Musique Concrète / Industrial. The heterogenous nature of the CORIUM is based on a tension field which is generated by the two founding members Michael Schaffer and Matt Weigand. The musical roots of ambient and studio artist and guitarist M. Schaffer are located in projects such as BIRDMACHINE, INDIAN TREE PIE or MONOFLOW and vary from experimental abstraction to a clear harmonic form. Nearly standing opposite to his rather musical approach is the intonation of non-musician M. Weigand. His early musical education ocurred via 7 MINUTES OF NAUSEA, END OF SILENCE and XQM... While Schaffer is co-running the label for ambient and free sounds named Opa Loka Records, Weigand is the owner of Ecocentric Records, well known for its harsh and noisy obsessions... Common to both members of CORIUM is a gift to fill the room with sculptures made of tones and frequencies - this room is simply shining in the blaze of the CORIUM! The structures are yielding in an unique complexion of constructing / desconstructing euphony and - due to their will for transcendency - are interferring with entchanting additives to put the listener onto a magic journey alongside the dreamtime... So please be prepared to get melt down - and listen to the CORIUM! [label info]
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CORONA BARATHRI -- "Diabolical Path [Part II]" -- CD-R -- €7
2019 Noctivagant, (ltd. 149)
Dark / Ritual Ambient. A collection of tracks recorded in 2017-2018 for various compilations and special projects.
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CORPS -- "Live 04.12.18." -- CD-R -- €7
2019 Volok Records, VR-23, (ltd. 20)
Lesser known noise-industrial project by Alexei Tegin, founder of the ritual choir PHURPA. "CORPS is the sound of the future after the third world war. Destroyed civilization, radioactive desert, all destroyed by the nuclear apocalypse. Remains of mankind are hidden in underground bunkers and create their own new world, in which music will also exist. Music couched in new form. Music the sounds of which are extracted from the tools collected from what was left after the planetary catastrophe." [label info]
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CORPSEINCINERATING FURMACE & LIGHT COLLAPSE -- split -- CD-R + mini-zine -- €10
2016 Torga Amun, Amun-095, (ltd. 20)
HNW. Pro-CDR. Design: booklet with graphic works by Vitaly Maklakov, 12 pages, A5. [label info]
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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]

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.

THE CRAY TWINS -- "In the Company of Architects" -- CD -- €10
2019 Fang Bomb, FB029
Ambient / Musique Concrete / Experimental. For In the Company of Architects, their second album, The Cray Twins’ Paul Baran and Gordon Kennedy has assembled a virtual collective of musicians and sound artists, collaborating with only selective access to the contributions of others, and to the whole... The core duo of The Cray Twins take on the role of directors, composers and assemblers, in the process amplifying not only the performance of the collective, but also natural and artificial interferences, incorporating accidental sound sources encountered when arranging the album... Starting with the almost 40 minute long title track, In the Company of Architects slowly unfolds into a dense exploration of stratified sound. The result is a fascinating piece of acousmatic music; a mix of phonography and distortion, improvisation and unnerving silence, time, tension and release... Minimal but not minimal. [label info]
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CREAMFACE -- "Pay No More Than 10€" -- CD -- €20
2006 Lolita Slavinder Records
100% Finnish Porno Grind from Mikko Aspa (GRUNT, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, Freak Animal Records, etc. etc.).
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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]

CRONACA NERA -- "Carne E Carnefice" -- CD -- €10
2016 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 226, (ltd. 300)
Power Electronics. CRONACA NERA (“Black Cronicle” for English) is a three-headed Italian Industrial Power-Electronics Monster. The minds behind that monster are: Adriano Vincenti (MACELLERIA MOBILE DI MEZZANOTTE) - Analogic Synth and Voice, Giovanni Mori (LE COSE BIANCHE) - Analogic Synth, Andrea Chiaravalli (IUGULA-THOR) - Voice. CRONACA NERA was born from the mind of Adriano Vincenti as a side project of MACELLERIA MOBILE DI MEZZANOTTE in 2000. After several outputs in 2000-2001 the project felt in the dark coming back into life only 15 years later because of a meeting by Adriano Vincenti and Giovanni Mori, the two decided to give a new birth to that project and Giovanni became an official member of CRONACA NERA bringing new creative lymph to the project and exploring the Power-Electronics sounds of the 90s, especially the Italian one. The project was immediately focusing on a criminal imaginary made of extreme sex, crime, provincial squalor, erotic and pornographic obsessions combined with a philological rediscovery of Italian power electronics of the 90s and the exclusive use of analog machines of that era plus an obsessive attention for the faithful reproduction of those sounds... 2015 was the year for the release of an EP (Black Nylon Stocking Session) and a split with IUGULA-THOR (for that release named “Abrax Mortuary”) one of the legends of Italian power electronics. Andrea Chiaravalli (IUGULA-THOR) became officially a CRONACA NERA member just after that release with the beginning of the recording sessions of the “Carne e Carnefice” (“Meat and Executioner” for English) album… CRONACA NERA consider themselves as the heirs of ATRAX MORGUE, MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA, MURDER CORPORATION, IUGULA-THOR, THE SODALITY, PROJECT DEATH, DEAD BODY LOVE, SADO VISION, SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS... “Carne e Carnefice” consists of 8 tracks, all of them devoted to a different and particular extreme sexual practice. No compromise, no experiments, only the rumors of humiliated flesh in the embrace of pleasure and pain. [label info]
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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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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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CRYOGENIC WEEKEND -- "Polar Sleep" -- 3 CD -- €15
2018 Reverse Alignment, RA-42, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Oleg Puzan seem to have his hands full. Not only does he frequently release under his solo alias through Cryo Chamber label but also do he have energy left to cooperate with other artists. From ritualistic dark ambient to minimalism, he has made himself a name in the scene and his creativity doesn't seem to have an end... About a year ago we saw the release of Dronny Darkos collaboration "Black Monolith" with Ajna on Reverse Alignment. This year we release another cooperative creation with Oleg Puzan; "Polar Sleep" by Cryogenic Weekend. This entity is formed together with fellow compatriot Vitaly Lebukhorski (Oil Texture) and is a visit to the coldest regions of the world where widespread glaciars and the kingdom of snow rule. "Polar Sleep" is an invitation to experience the sounds of a realm where ice never melts. [label info]
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CTHULHU -- "Hallucinations in The Colour Out of Space" -- CD -- €12
2018 Phosgen Records, PHOSGEN 418, (ltd. 200)
Guitar Drone / Post Metal. Hailing from Russia, this band has deep roots in black metal scene and relates to Hungry AK47 Productions label team. The first demo of Cthulhu was recorded back in 1996, but there were no official releases until now, so this is actually their first CD. Under the mysterious monikers like "He-Whom-The-Abyss-Gazes-Into" or "He-Who-Is-Encased-In-Armor" stand four band members playing two guitars and two bass guitars, no drums. Three long tracks with slow distorted riffs and piercing solos, cycling repeatedly in psychedelic kaleidoscope. A5 digipack.
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CUKIER -- "Third Source" -- CD -- €10
2019 Antenna Non Grata, ANG CD05
Free Improvisation / Experimental. CUKIER are a trio formed by the Polish musicians Piotr Mełech (clarinets), Michał Kasperek (percussion) and Łukasz Kacperczyk (modular synthesizer). "Piotr, Michał and Łukasz created quite an eponymus work of sound and improvisational art released by quite underrated Antenna Non Grata. Set up in a landscape of sonorous and widely experimental landscape created by the interaction between clarinets and percussion in a mode of extensive and intensive improvisation with tough blow of the modular synthesis mapping brings once again the famous quote "The Map is not Territory". I usually take improvisational project with huge pinch of himalayan rock salt but hey - the way this trio deals with silence, quiet undertones and then the intensity is like dealing with subtle balance in ecosystem - there is usage of different idioms - a hint to the listener with clarinet sounding like didgeridoo and tribal strata of sounds. There is lots of noise here but not the one you normally associate with harsh noise genre - it's elusive and raw and enticing. This could be easily a soundtrack. It is - three creative people with encyclopedic knowledge of their craft. Stunning!" [Felthat]
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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 -- "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 / SEPPUKU -- "Dedicated To Soledad Miranda" -- CD -- €10
2009 At War With False Noise, atwar043, (ltd. 500)
Very proud to get this one out! First time on CD for both these bands: Culver, possibly the most under-appreciated "experimental" musician in the UK who's been making some of the most awe-inspiring drone/noise for years. For those of you who don't know, Lee Stokoe plays bass in Geordie post-whatever geniuses Marzuraan as well as being the current foil to Matthew Bower's walls of scraping guitar noise in Skullflower, but Culver is his "main" project. On this CD he gives us a 30 min+ deluge of harrowing bassy drone. It starts off like the sound of the generator from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and similarly purveys a sense of crawling dread at what is to come. Soon things get more desperate before being crushed into oblivion by a wall of crushing amplifier noise, which slowly develops into a more sedative shifting tone that wouldn't have been out of place on a Conrad Schnitzler record in the 70s. Perfect!... Seppuku give us two tracks in very different styles....first track "Inga" sees a full band play some unbearably heavy doom. Ushered in by what sounds like a tolling bell, this gives way to some Throbbing Gristle-esque hydraulic pumping before the guitars kick in and everything is laid to waste. Brutal low frequencies and inhuman low/screaming vokilllllls....heavy duty! Second track Emanuelle is enhanced by the appearance of Deek and Stevie from Messiah Complex; sounds very post-industrial power electronics, with walls of bleak static forming the backbone of the track, interspersed with what sounds like post-apocalyptic winds of death, and some distorted lines of screeched vocal. Unpleasant... Comes in a jewel case with a 12-page glossy booklet featuring pics of my favourite euro-babes. Released in tribute to the most beautiful woman to have ever graced the world with her presence, Soledad! [press-release]
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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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CUSTODIAN -- "Toil And Waste" -- CD -- €10
2010 Syzmic Records, syzmic07
9 tracks, 29 minutes of harsh electronic noise and industrial undertow. Bleak, inhospitable works that flow and mutate between screeching japanese influenced noise, HNW density, and churning industrial loops. [label info]

CUT WORMS -- "Cable Mounds" -- CD -- €10
2017 Opa Loka Records, OL1707
Drone / Dark Ambient. After his well received debut album "Lumbar Fist", Richard van Kruysdijk (ex-SWARTALF, ex-PHALLUS DEI) returns with his second output under the moniker CUT WORMS. "Cable Mounds" was created in an equally intuïtive manner as his first CD. Again, Van Kruysdijk used an array of ingeniously cross-connected effects to manipulate simple electronic sources, mainly a monophonic synth and a circuit-bent Omnichord, and some Baritone Guitar. He builds his compositions improvising from scratch without any prefab sounds, beats or loops and recording them straight to 2-track in his studio without any overdubs. Although CUT WORMS' sound palette often tends towards the lower frequencies, it's dark sounds rather present a more open, pastoral quality, reminiscent of Krautrock works by CLUSTER or HARMONIA, than the opaque atmospheres usually evoked by most dark ambient acts, while easily steering free of any hollow new-age babble. [label info]
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CUT WORMS -- "Lumbar Fist" -- CD -- €10
2016 Opa Loka Records, OL16009
Drone / Dark Ambient. On the debut album Lumbar Fist, Richard van Kruysdijk’s solo project CUT WORMS (ex-SWARTALF, ex-PHALLUS DEI) playfully builds compositions from scratch without any prefab beats or loops, exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody. CUT WORMS’s long, dark chords are dragged through gravel while sounds are reversed, mangled, chopped, and regenerated into new musical entities, fostering a stillness in harmony that slowly evolves through interacting layers of sound. The result is highly atmospheric, cinematic, intuitive drone music. CUT WORMS is clearly not another ambient laptop act, but distinguishes itself by utilising only live generated and processed sounds, both acoustic and electronic. Musical references: Stephan Mathieu, Tim Hecker, Oren Ambarchi, Glenn Branca, Will Guthrie, Jim O’Rourke. [label info]
[bandcamp]

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]
[bandcamp]

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 -- "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music" -- CD -- €3
2007 Gravitator Records, GRR 017
The new album by CYCLOTIMIA is inspired by the activity of the American aerospace company Space Services Inc. which among other things dispatches human ashes in space. For more than 30 years Space Services Inc. has been a leader company in the sphere of private space missions of scientific and educational character. Company's modules successfully landed on the Moon. And in 1997 happened the first memorial flight in history. Over these years more than 200 families from the whole world made their deceased relatives' dream come true - a dream about space flight. Also many well-known persons choosed to be buried not in the ground but in Space. Among them are the creator of "Star Trek" Gene Roddenberry, the icon of psychedelic culture Timothy Leary, NASA scientist Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, astronaut Gordon Cooper, actor James "Scotty" Doohan. By agreement with Space Services Inc. a copy of "Celestis" CD will be launched in space on board of the rocket with ashes of 179 people from different countries (!!!). The music of CYCLOTIMIA got the status of the official soudtrack for the memorial "Legacy" flight planned for March 2007. Musically "Celestis" fundamentally differs from their previous works. Here you won't find neither harsh rhythms, nor huge amount of voice samples, nor finally the suffocatingly dark despair, the music is more ascetic than before. As explained by the musicians to create real old-school atmosphere on this album they had to use the whole bunch of vintage devices. Among others such "wonders" like several Casio toy-synths from early 80-ies, classics of Soviet analogue technics - synthesizer "Ritm-2" and even Japanese rhythm-box assembled in 1971. The album has been recorded in 2 years and then mastered by well-known specialists in one of the best Russian studios. From the starting theme "Capsula" the music immerses the listener into the world of spiritual experience and calls to make an imaginary space travel, along with the remains imbedded in capsules, to fly towards Space... Be prepared for strong experience. The closest associative row includes the following musicians: Brian Eno, Klaus Schulze, DELERIUM (early), SYNAESTHESIA, INTERMIX, DOWNLOAD, COIL, BAD SECTOR, TANGERINE DREAM, Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Artemyev, FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON, THE ORB… [press-release]

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 -- €10
2000/2006 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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CYCLOTIMIA -- "Wasteland" -- CD -- €7
2002/2005 Irond, IROND CD 05-1065
"We started to record 'Wasteland' in the end of 1999. We were inspired by the album 'The City' by Vangelis. A view of the Greek composer on modern city looked unreasonably "optimistic" to us... The idea of creating a soudtrack more suitable for contemporary megalopolis was born immediately. Impenetrable veil of stone buildings, blinding neon advertising lights, continual informational streams, supermarkets, stockmarkets, all-round crowds of ever scurrying people and cars... This was the picture of our "city". The recording took about twelve months, and by the beginning of 2001 the work was completely done. Listening to 'Wasteland' after five years we tend to consider that despite some technical imperfection our goal has been reached. It's worth mentioning that there's something more in common with Vangelis' work - we deliberately used some same sound libraries of the BBC company which sound in 'The City' album too. It's a strange case when the CD can apply both to the fans of "old school" electronics, i.e. Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, and to the lovers of ominous darkness like Raison d'Etre, In Slaughter Natives, Lustmord, Bad Sector, Coil, Skinny Puppy." [from the authors] The album was originall released in 2002 by now defunct German label Stateart, and in 2005 reissued by Russian company Irond.

CYMPHONIC -- "Dimensionata" -- CD -- €10
2013 Databloem, DB046-2012
Cymphonic (Stanley Swinkels) is back with another masterpiece of ambience. Stanley's traditional (Biosphere, Namlook) yet typical sound mingles synth pads and sequences beautifully with whispering voices, environmental field recordings and occasional fractal beats to create a range of sonic states and moods. The soft distortion from one dark area yields to the bright tone paintings of another in this wonderfully varied ambient landscape. Dimensionata is fascinating mix of ambient styles expertly woven into one totally engaging "Cymphonic" journey. Dimensionata: Love is Light, Light is Color and Color gives Dimension to Life. Cymphonic strives to sonically express a feeling and ambience that is both Harmonious and full of Tension. Peaceful and Spacious, with Lightness and Darkness, yet all in balance. With his 4th album ‘Dimensionata’ one can drift away along soothing dreamcape-drones with gentle rhythms. Next to that - like reality - there are senses arousing and more darkish cinematic pieces. This album tells a coherent story and is a total ambient experience in itself. Music is an expression of our inner life and much has been written about it. In the album ‘Dimensionata’ this is consciously and audibly accessible but there are layers that remain in the subconsciousness. It is mainly due to carefull listening (at ease) that you are capable of getting closer to these concealed realms of sonic expression. One thing is clear: Dimensionata is full of dimensions indeed. [press-release]
[CD Baby]

D E -- "Pine Island Under the Midnight Sun" -- CD -- €9
2018 1000+1 TiLt / RU.MO.RE., RU.MO.RE.001, (ltd. 111)
Dark Ambient / Drone from Greece inspired by a large glacial calving in the West Antarctic Sea and how it was captured by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 satellite.
[bandcamp]

D E -- "Sentimental Punk #22: Marie Menken, Athens​-​Berlin​-​Shiraz Sounds" -- CD-R -- €7
2019 RU.MO.RE., RU.MO.RE.003, (ltd. 25)
Dark Ambient / Drone from Greece. d E participation in “Sentimental Punk#22: Marie Menken Athens-Berlin-Shiraz Sounds” curated by Dafne Marveez, held by the Committee for the Cancellation of the 21st Century, somewhere in Athens, 06/05/17. d E performed live aiming to interpret a collection of works by Marie Menken. The composition, given in a atonal, semi-musical form, consists of noises, soundscapes and feedbacks, generated live from moog mother 32, intellijel springray, mutable instruments clouds, korg monotron delay, borderlands granular, animoog synthesizer, tc electronic t2. [from the artist]
[bandcamp]

DA-SEIN -- "Death Is The Most Certain Possibility" -- CD -- €16
2017 Galakthorro, Galakthorro 044
Galakthorrö celebrates the presentation of Da-Sein’s first album. Da-Sein continue on the path they’ve established on their debut EP Tautology: The album is impressive with its musical variety, skilfully arranged without falling to pieces. Minimalistic Angst Pop smashers with driving rhythms alternate with abstract sound sculptures. In certain selected places gloomy melodies drag themselves up from a foundation of organised drones and noises generated by the analogue synth. Deadpan female vocals from the Crypt, embedded in clouds of echo and gigantic reverberations, condense the omnipresent Darkness and Hopelessness. Just as diffuse as the voice, Heidegger’s philosophy (used by the Artists as a stimulant) evaporates into the rather personal sounding lines of text. Only the title of the album, and of course the band’s name, remain as an unambiguous testimonial. It doesn’t matter, because Music opens the soul of both creator, and listener, to an equal extent. That happens here and that’s how it should be. CD in jewel case with 16 page booklet. [label info]
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DA-SEIN -- "Mirror Touch" -- CD -- €16
2019 Galakthorrö, Galakthorrö 047
With their latest album, Da-Sein are well on their way, have made some live appearances in front of diverse audiences, and have been gathering experience. Experience can be seen to have flowed significantly into Da-Sein’s second long-player Mirror Touch. An exceedingly organic work – the opposite of sterile and digital – which lends, with masterfully applied distortion and lo-fi effects, additional complexity and depth to the analogue foundation. Kas Vision’s lyrics also add a sensation of depth, marking highlights, and are enhanced by her darkling vocal intonation. And Darkness is also the slogan – within which type of format frequencies take shape, fractured music arises and rhythm drives: It pushes from within the Darkness, and takes us with it into the Darkness. A potem będziemy razem spada... CD in jewel case with 16 page booklet matt finish. [label info]
[youtube]

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]

DADHIKRA -- "Bolotniy Zuy" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 Garðarsk Uruz, URUZ ᚱ, (ltd. 40)
Archaic Garðarsk Pagan Ambient, riddled with mystical signs and sound experiments, full of dense hum breathing, deaf swamp gurgle, bird voices, excerpts from the works of modern classics of northern Russian literature, Vladimir Lichutin and Vasily Belov. The cycle of life and death in family traditions and the energy of the swamp land. Released on CD-R, limited edition of 40 handnumbered copies. Handmade digifile made of wood and vintage paper, all information is written by hand. [label info]
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DADHIKRA -- "Chuar Bizekler (Чуар Бизәкләр)" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT145, (ltd. 15)
Folk / Noise. Colorful patterns of folk melodies and a squall of simultaneously psychedelic and brutal noise in the multilayared Folk Noise full-length album by Dadhikra, rich in all frequencies. Almost shoegaze work with sound, but the result is 100% post-industrial. Limited to 15 handnumbered copies in handmade passe-partout package decorated with a picture of a traditional carpet. [label info]

DADHIKRA -- "Kartulikuljused" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_49, (ltd. 38)
Noise / Drone / Folk / Experimetal. Kartulikuljused is “deaf bells” in Estonian. This is the name of the book by Aimée Beekman about the fate of Estonian villages, which this album of the project from the mysterious Ingermalandia is dedicated to. Noisy reflection on the fate of the Baltic-Finnish peoples living on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland - that is, Estonians, Izhora and Vody. Folk droning noise with interspersed radio noise and fragments of Estonian, Vodsky and Izhora folklore from the rare soviet vinyls. Also, as the instrument used the authentic medieval archaeological stuff, including «deaf bells». CD-R with printing on the surface, packed in half-DVD-box. [label info]
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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]

DAGAZ -- "Battle Time Chronicle Of Glory. Part Two" -- CD -- €10
2019 COD Noizes, SHUM20 / Der Schwarze Tod, tod57, (ltd. 100)
Acoustic / Neofolk. Acoustic solo project from member of black metal acts Krada, Grimnir and Nebokraj. Compilation of rehearsal, live and cover tracks. Honestly and sincerely. 4-panel digipak, limited edition of 100 copies. [label info]
[bandcamp]

DAHLIA'S TEAR -- "Harmonious Euphonies For Supernatural Traumas Mesmerising Our Existences In Radient Corpuscle Galaxies" -- CD -- €13
2005/2019 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-91, (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient. Dahlia’s Tear debut shows off the use of field recordings and subtle drone to create a dark but vibrant atmosphere and aural reflection of the journeys through fantasy realms and this more introverted and personal touch. This celestial album offers a unique listening and cosmic experience that integrates sound orchestration with speculative dark ambient music to present a melancholic account of one’s inner world rendered in sound... Orginial tracks released by Ravenheart Productions (Raven 32) in 2005. Restored and Remastered at Nightade (Sweden) by Anile.D. (Dahlia’s Tear). Comes in 4 Panel Digipack CD with Michal Karcz’s stunning artwork. Inviting the listener to distant woods in pitch black with Dahlia's Tear! [label info]
[bandcamp]

DAHLIA'S TEAR -- "My Rotten Spirit Of Black" -- CD -- €13
2007/2019 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-92, (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient. Are you the real owner of your existence? The last light in the universe went out on the coast of a metallic cliff where no one could pass. At that moment, a water droplet fell from the most distant stars to the earth. There was a story in this water drop that no one knew. The shadows of twilight deepened as the story grew into a cold, steady rain. Indolently shades of silver crept onto the mountainside and the water formed a mirror, turning the stars into a crown. Obliviously, your essence is snared by the solitude in the gloom of the night... Morphing and shifting drones blend in musical, dreamy, light-hearted elements with harsher and remote industrial field recordings projecting the image of enchanted dark woods and snow-covered mountain peaks... Original tracks released by Alcor Production (Alc 1) in 2007. Restored and Remastered at Nightade (Sweden) by Anile.D. (Dahlia’s Tear). Comes in 4 Panel Digipack CD with Michal Karcz’s stunning artwork. [label info]
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DAIMON -- "Dust" -- CD -- €10
2018 St.An.Da., 1803 / Silentes Minimal Editions, sme1866, (ltd. 200)
Ambient / Drone. Formed in 2016, DAIMON is the trio of Nicola Quiriconi (VIPCANCRO), Paolo Monti (THE STAR PILLOW) and Simon Balestrazzi (T.A.C., CANDOR CHASMA, HIDDEN REVERSE). Following their sombre debut released in late 2016 by Metzger Therapie, "Dust", with it's many unexpected sides, is the outcome of an intense recording session that took place at the end of last year's European tour, which peaked with DAIMON opening William Basinski's Berlin concerts. Devoted to a vibrant and majestic personal form of drone music, DAIMON are exploring new depths as well as highly dynamic soundscapes that will surround you with their overwhelming sense of fluttering memories. Like dust covering an already gone present or a table perpetually set for guests belonging already to the past. Ltd x 200 copies in a gatefold digisleeve. [label info]

DAISY BELL -- "London" -- CD -- €10
2015 Opa Loka Records, OL15002
Experimental Pop. Shifting between musique concrète and glitchy popsongs, Daisy Bell invokes an obscure atmosphere with warped voices & raw electronic beats. Daisy Bell is a Dutch band founded in 2011 by Evelien van den Broek, Dyane Donck & Richard van Kruysdijk, all their songs are based on the poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). Dyane, Evelien and Richard share a background in performing, producing and composing for the stage, installation and multidisciplinary art, film, theatre and dance and share a passion for genre-transcending music projects. The name ‘Daisy Bell’ is derived from the first song that was ‘sung’ by a computer in 1961.
[bandcamp]

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 AGES -- "The Tractatus De Hereticis Et Sortilegiis" -- CD -- €8
2011 Primitive Reaction, PR032
Dark Ambient. A most certain strange and true discovery of blackest blasphemies, nighttime rituals and terrible crimes against our mother church. New dark ambient masterpiece from a frontman of DRUDKH and HATE FOREST. With this third album Dark Ages has lifted their dark art to the new level. CD comes with 12 pages booklet. [label info]
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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]

DARK GLASS -- "Elemental" -- CD-R -- €6
2019 Buzzing Bird, (ltd. 100)
IDM / Experimental. Ivan Budaev from Moscow, Russia is an experimental musician, avant-garde artist, and video designer. Through his music he sets a goal - comprehension of noise and formation of utopian fantasies out of it, immersing listeners in multifaceted informational sound canvases...
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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 -- "Casual Praise Of Domestic Calamities" -- CD -- €10
2004 Hypnagogia, GIA02, (ltd. 500)
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe started in the early 80's in Berlin with electronical industrial / avant-garde associated cassette releases. All compositions by Guido Huebner, created between 1999 and 2004 in Caen, France and Berlin, Germany. Sections of track 6 recorded in the studio for electro acoustic music at the arts academy of Berlin. Field recordings for track 8 and 9 were carried out at the harbour of Hamburg, Germany, as well as at the shores of Lower Normandy and in the countryside around Caen, especially the bridges trespassing the canal between Caen and the sea. Ltd x 500 copies in a square DVD case. [Cold Spring]

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 -- €10
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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DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE & TBC -- "Notre Besoin D'attachement Est Aussi Celui De Rupture / They Never Come To Hit The Public" -- CD -- €10
2010 Wachsender Prozess, WP 31 / Reduktive Musiken, redukt014
DSM is Guido Hübener, living in Caen, France. He is some of the leading modern electro-acustic composers of today. Many mentionable releases he has done in the last years: a collaboration retroperspective for Monochrome Vision or the collaboration with The New Blockaders. Out of isolation he is always looking to work with others musicans in some or other way. So seems to be natural to do a split-cd for Wachsender Process. His track is dry, only filtering effects based surrealistic domestic home noises compostion on object sound. Yes, in some sense quiet, but noise as can be. It's seems the home is a living organismen! Tbc is the group behind Wachsender Process. Their track is a tour de france of cut-up technics. Sometimes loud, sometimes senual quiet with some aural shock effects. They use all technics of modern compostion: noise, fieldrecording, abstract electronics, plunderphonic and ambient in one compostion. It's like a best of or showcase recording. [label info]
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DASEIN -- "ROA: 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 -- "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 -- €5
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 / INDRA / YAO 91404 D -- "Aikuaivenchorr" -- CD-R -- €5
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 -- €8
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 -- "The Disaster Area" -- CD -- €10
2016 Semperflorens, sf14, (ltd. 300)
Yannick Dauby is a French sound artist. He curently lives in Taiwan and teaches at The Graduate Institute of Musicology and is also actively engaged in creative activity. Yannick is known for his love of wildlife, which is reflected in his work. His new album «The Disaster Area» is dominated by the industrial theme, inspired by the eponymous mystical-psychological work of J.G. Ballard. The album is divided into two parts, which are in some way opposed to each other. [label info]

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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DAUBY, YANNICK / KOJO, HITOSHI / NORTHAM, MICHAEL -- "Korligon" -- CD -- €8
2012 Observatoire, obs * i|myth 041 cd, (ltd. 300)
The act of moving inside of this dimension requires a specific entry point - due to the fragile complication of finding this entry point often gestures are made that seem incidental, haphazard, and or like a clumsy dance. However - these gestures each acquire a particular sense when the non-linear goal is kept in mind... an accumulation of gestures that result in the correct connection to the necessary transducers. As the interface is in constant flux so this technology must transform and adjust at a moments notice. It is the ultimate organic interweaving of intention that creates the impression that the system is on the brink of evaporation - however it is the most fundamental indicator that all is in perfect working order... [Michael Northam]
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DAVIS, AG / CODY BRANT -- split -- CD -- €10
2019 E-Klageto, Exklageto 19, (ltd. 300)
Experimental / Noise. 17 new experimental noise tracks by these US artists. AG Davis (Boy + Girl, Extra Sexes) is an author, performance artist /poet and composer from Jacksonville. His work often delves into the aphotic side of the human psyche, exploring the multifaceted realms of psychosis. Philadelphia musician Cody Brant (Flaspar, Toning) has previously collaborated with artists such as The New Blockaders, Pacific 231, Lieutenant Caramel, Kommissar Hjuler and many more. Ltd x 300 copies in a handmade card sleeve. [Cold Spring]
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DAY BEFORE US -- "Ode A La Nuit D'Ombre" -- CD -- €10
2019 OPN Records, OPNCD0035
Neoclassical / Dark Ambient. Day Before Us is an influential melodic dark ambient project currently active under a duet form and whose style borders graceful neoclassical tones, oneiric soothing textures and chilling soundscapes. A number of albums have been published on well-noted indie labels and the project occasionally gives life performances in a wide variety of contexts... In these new pieces Philippe Blache and Natalya Romashina are embarking in a musical journey of immediate expressive moods, oftenly mystical, exalted, animated by a tragic and existential breath, touched by a seraphic sense of poetry and guided by poignant emotional stories. Lead singer Natalya Romashina provides achingly beautiful singing parts with poetical lyrics which favor the aesthetic of suggestion and a tremendous sense of musical fluidity. Those evocative, virtuosic lyrical components communicate with the invocatory, litanous and harmonious qualities of Philippe Blache’s instrumental compositions. «Ode à la nuit d’ombre» is an album of staggering beauty where all pieces come together organically. [label info]
[bandcamp]

DAY BEFORE US -- "Prelude а l'ame d'elegie" -- CD -- €10
2015 OPN Records, OPNCD0031, (ltd. 300)
Day Before Us is a cinematic, neoclassic dark ambient and deep sound art project formed in 2011 by Philippe Blache. Full length releases have been published by Rage in Eden, Twilight Records (…) Slowly moving melancholic piano airs, tonal synth clusters, processed acoustic textures, lyrical themes and discreet experimentations characterize the compositional process and the stylistic inclination. [label info]
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DAY BEFORE US / NIMH -- "Under Mournful Horizons" -- CD -- €10
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]

DB/MZ -- "Hands That Lead Our Decay" -- CD -- €9
2017 Frozen Light, FZL 062, (ltd. 300)
Frozen Light presents second album by Power Drone duo dB/Mz. Heavy Drone music with Ambient, Noise and Industrial elements. Dark sceneries of surrounding forests inhabited by strange animals, frightening birds and revived mushrooms.... Loud music for uneasy perception. CD in jewel box with 8-page booklet, 300 stamp-numbered copies. [label info]
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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]
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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 FACTORY / ATUM -- "Strefa" -- CD-R -- €5
2006 Beast Of Prey, BOP 3.3, (ltd. 213)
Industrial / Dark Ambient. Split album by two Polish dark industrial projects. Cold fusion of industry and factory halls noises with a dark-ambient touch. Cover is made by a grey printed heavy cardboard with a pasted photo as front cover. Inside front and back slip-covers are placed two more photos and a steel net. Numerated edition of 213 copies and pro-printed CDr. [Old Europa Cafe]
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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 -- "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 -- €10
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]
[youtube]

DEAD PIANO -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2018 St.An.Da., 1806, (ltd. 300)
Ambient / Experimental. The idea of "DEAD PIANO" was born from the intention of using the sound of the piano in a different context, compared to what we are used to listen. Can this instrument become a different 'sound generator'? Beyond what has been done in the past, when many composers used a 'prepared piano', where they placed microphones near the strings, or pieces of metal that generated particular sounds resonating with the strings, the most recent technology offers many tools to manipulate that same sound, so well-known and unmistakable, and transform it into something quite different. Therefore it is possible for the piano to become a generator of percussive sounds, pads and drones, creating a sound palette that is reconciled with other sound sources becoming a cohesive and intriguing whole. The piano sounds manipulated by ANDREA BELLUCCI (Red Sector A, Vetropaco, Qod), are perfectly integrated with the atmospheres generated by CRISTIANO DEISON's machines, creating 'sonic landscapes' which complement each other. Not only melody then, where the piano can be considered 'the instrument' par excellence, but also the search for atmospheres and environments that can involve the listener, perhaps giving unexpected emotions. DEAD PIANO is a project by ANDREA BELLUCCI and DEISON. [label info]
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DEAD VOICES ON AIR -- "Mawson's Will And Other Stories" -- CD -- €13
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 -- €10
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]
[bandcamp]

DEADWOOD -- "Ramblack" -- CD -- €10
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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DEATH PACT INTERNATIONAL -- "Australian Units" -- CD -- €10
2014 L. White Records, LW-079, (ltd. 300)
The current crop of Australia’s heavy electronics agitants fly the banner of cultural terrorism for the latest manifestation of Death Pact International. First seeded in the mid-1980s, Death Pact International is an umbrella project of units working under the one moniker, founded to spread dissent, unease and propaganda to the masses. Angry, belligerent, and with a firm eye levelled at middle-class sensibilities, this current DPI manifestation features salvos from Streicher, Ebola Disco, Chrysalis, Burden of Administration, Screwtape, Michael J Ellingford, Bonsai Kitten, Die Like a God and Isomer. Sounds vary from finely constructed industrial and unsettling dark ambient, to full-blast power electronic attacks with aggressive vocals in the vein of the early DPI manifestations of the project. Viva confusion! [label info]
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DEATHKEY -- "Emanations Of Binaural Terror" -- CD EP -- €10
2014 Freak Animal
Satanic / NS / Power Electronics.

DEATHKEY -- "Totenkopf" -- CD EP -- €10
2007/2009 Freak Animal, FREAK-CD-058
Satanic / NS / Power Electronics.
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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]

DECONDITION -- "Sukellan Tuntemattomiin Syvyyksiin" -- CD -- €12
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 -- "Night Sessions" -- CD -- €10<
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1149
Dark Ambient / Experimental. A collection of fascinating and obscure nocturnal sessions alternating "classical" electronic inspiration parts based on sequencers and synthetizers to more abstract and minimal sonic episodes, deep drones, musical mix ups, distorted and extended guitars, deformed human voices, static and moving more typical "ambiental" movements, cold insets of more pulsing and "techno oriented" sounds, suggestive atmospheres build on bizzare loops, more typically "glitch" inserts and hisses... a great collection of collaborations with Teho Teardo, Philippe Petit, Under the Snow, Jim Coleman, Franck Vigroux, Testing Vault, Annen Berg. [label info]
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DEISON / KK NULL -- "Yugen" -- CD -- €10
2019 St.An.Da., 1916, (ltd. 200)
Experimental. Ten years after their first collaboration ("Into", Silentes, 2009) KK Null and Deison are back together with "Yugen", a new work exploring darkness and controlled chaos through deep and dense sounds. Pulsating and fractured electronics are mixed with an eerie atmosphere of clunks, broken tribal drums and hovering electronic tones... KK Null is a Japanese composer, guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA. One of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental music since the early 80's... Deison has been crafting experimental and noise sounds for more than two decades, operating with loops, field-recordings and drones to develop swirling electronic sounds of enormous range and complex musicality. He has worked with Lasse Marhaug, Teho Teardo, Thurston Moore, Scanner, Mingle and Maurizio Bianchi in many releases... The word 'Yugen' expresses a particular experience of reality, of the world in which we live. [label info]
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DEISON / MINGLE -- "Innersurface" -- CD -- €10
2017 St.An.Da., 1701
Experimental / Industrial / Ambient. After crossing wastelands lost in oblivion (Everything Collapse[d], Aagoo, 2014), and being skeptically moved by listening to pulsations of a weak life (Weak Life, Aagoo, 2015), Cristiano Deison and Andrea Gastaldello (aka Mingle) are arriving at their final destination, Innersuface, the last stop on their journey. They suddenly fall into a hole and are trapped in a slimy pit overflowing with mud and industrial liquids. Everything is dense and oppressive. Their physical movement stops, the chaos in their head remains, they look around and everything is irreversibly changed. And while looking at the road they have just walked along, they glimpse the edge of a forest brimming with life, with its appearance unchanged over time...will it stay like this forever? Created, recorded and mixed between December 2015 and April 2016, at Mingle's Tower Home Studio and Deison's 1st Floor Studio, Innersurface continues the perfect blend of Deison and Mingle sounds: drones, field recordings and processed loops superimposed with disturbed rhythms, distorted beats and electronic processing. As always, the electronics are dirty and extremely evocative, sounds that we have become accustomed to. [label info]
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DELIKATESSEN -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2005 Long Arms Records, CDLA 04067
Nick Soudnick: sound objects, samples, reeds, voice. Vyacheslav Gayvoronsky: trumpet, flute, voice.
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DELIKATESSEN -- "Delicatessen II" -- CD -- €12
2018 Long Arms Records, CDLA 18102
Free Improvisation / Industrial. The second album by the duo of Nick Sudnick (ZGA, VETROPHONIA, FIGS) and Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky. Vyacheslav plays on trumpet and Nickolay on self-made metal objects with electronic processing, and together they create a unique hybryd of post-jazz and post-industrial music. Four-panel digipak with a 12 page booklet containing an essay by Dmitry Ukhov with great amount of cultural references (both in Russian and English).
[bandcamp]

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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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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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 BLUTHARSCH -- "Live In Copenhagen" -- CD -- €13
2006 WKN, WKN 28
A life document from the Der Blutharsch`s „Farewell" tour 2006, presenting the rock oriented side of Der Blutharsch…On this tour Der Blutharsch was: Marthynna (vocals, drums, percussion, keyboard, strum stick), Jorg B. (guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals), Bain Wolfkind (drums, vocals), Alessio B. (guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals) and of course Albin Julius (vocals, harmonium, keyboards, theremin, raagini) - thee ultimative line up for thee ultimative nasty rock music. So bring your iron rain down upon me! [label info]

DER BLUTHARSCH -- "Live in Leiden" -- CD -- €14
2010 WKN, WKN 37
Live in Leiden by Der Blutharsch is the 3rd album in a series of live recordings - after "Live at The Monastery" and "Live in Copenhagen". Live in Leiden was recorded at "The Night of Confusion" held September 28th 2oo4 at legendary venue LVC (where already artists like Nico performed) and was the "most cntroversial" concert in the 40 years history of this venue. Nevertheless, this night was a huge success and this recording is a document of this night. At the same time it is the last live recording of the "old" Blutharsch - a small reminder about what Der Blutharsch was dreaded for before they morphed into "era two" and turned into a dark psychedelic kraut monster. This is a great live document of a concert of the thee band who invented "martial industrial" as well as "military pop" - a MUST of all die hard fans of this genre as well as for people who want to know why this band once has been considered "dangerous". The CD comes in a foilblocked digipak. [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]

DESIDERII MARGINIS -- "Songs Over Ruins" -- CD -- €12
1997/2017 Cyclic Law, 89th Cycle, (ltd. 500)
DESIDERII MARGINIS long out of print debut album from 1997 “Songs Over Ruins” is given a proper re-issue, carefully remastered by Johan Levin himself and with new artworks. A landmark in the genre, with it’s desolate, minimalistic and grief stricken odes to religious and spiritual burdens. A foray through abandoned ruins and a reflection on the passing of time and the impermanence of all things physical. Outstanding in quality and production skills, this mesmerizing and foreboding journey is at times tranquil and melodic and also dives into more martial like percussive elements and industrial atmospheres. Classics like these definitely need to be discovered still and also rediscovered, and it’s with great pleasure that we make it available once again. [label info]
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DESIDERII MARGINIS -- "Thaw" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 073-2
Of the Swedish wave of ambient acts from the 1990s, Desiderii Marginis is one of the few still active and definitely one of the finest of those few. Far from being a typical project in the vein of Brian Eno/Lustmord, Johan Levin, the mastermind behind Desiderii Marginis, has created and developed its own unique sonic palette merging digital and analogue: melancholic electronica with electroacoustic elements and intravenous rhythms. From the early days his music met with positive reactions resulting in albums on renowned the legendary Swedish Cold Meat Industry label, and lately also on Canadian Cyclic Law... Over the course of 20 years, Levin released 7 full-length albums, a 3-way split and a collection of rare pre-debut demos plus numerous tracks on various compilations. His latest offering entitled "Thaw" compiles the latter and adds 3 tracks from the split "Lost Signals from Unknown Horizons". On the one hand, it is simply a collection of rare tracks, but, on the other, it may serve a purpose of a "best of" album. With the chronology unaltered, it gives you the full picture of the project and its progress. It is a history lesson of the last 20 years in sonic melancholia of Desiderii Marginis. [press-release]
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DETOUR DOOM PROJECT -- "Detour Doom" -- CD -- €10
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]
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DETOUR DOOM PROJECT -- "Nothing Remains Of Us" -- CD -- €10
2016 Aquarellist, aquarel 37-16, (ltd. 300)
Imagine a long, empty, foggy road… leading through the deserts on an endless highway… surrounding by nothing… only the darkness of the night… This is the sound of Detour Doom Project, a doom jazz act from Italy and Germany. The band was formerly founded in 2014, a fusion of members from several bands from Italy and USA: Macellaria Mobile di Mezzanotte, Interview, Spiteful Womb and Rosengarten. In 2016 a new singer join the band, Bjarkan Wolfsdуttir from Germany (NO†HING MORE †O SAY). Creating dark atmospheres, persuasive and dilated, directly inspired by visions in monochromatic dreamscapes and deserts is the goal of this project. Detour Doom Project pays tribute to the atmosphere of Film Noir. The biggest influences are in fact b&w movies made of shadows and thrills. If you like the sounds of Bohren & der Club of Gore, Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Space Dale Cooper Quartett, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Hidden Orchestra and the dark ambient school of the 90's… you would also like Detour Doom Project. The compositions like long soundtracks for suspended atmospheres… hauntingly… gloomy. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

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 -- "Alcohology" -- CD -- €12
2015 Entartete Musikk, 08
Deutsch Nepal and Lina Baby Doll is back after 5 years in the retreat of the Swedish woods with a new album - “Alcohology“. Obviously in between (or even during) the recordings there was some examination of bottles and the liquor they contained going on, the object for the album is the impact alcohol might have on people when consumed. Alcohology mainly contain slow pounding industrial music in the vein that are familiar to all Deutsch Nepal fanatics in the same way as the previous album Amygdala. Swirling mirrors of looped sounds loosely glued together with pounding or haunting beats followed with simple melodic input. The dystopian vocals present a surrealistic scenario built up inside your head while listening. The album take off in the track Alcohology Superior which might be a praise to the misery of a meaningless life only decorated with boredom, violence and a lot of alco …and then the study of the fact of this situation - Alcohology … followed by To the Earth’s bombastic description of celestial visions that might strike one under intoxication … “and falling asleep outside the liquor store one day“ together with a hungry Python. The thoughtful statements of the gain and dangers of the consumption of alcohol continues as a theme all through the album and end with a re-recording of Erosion from the album with the same name from 1999 where the impact fluids have, not only on the human body but also on Mother Earth itself. Though a frequent appearance on stage alone or together with others in different constellations releases from Deutsch Nepal are comparably rare. So don’t miss this chance for some fresh Deutsch Nepal released on Entartete Musikk. [press-release]
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DEUTSCH NEPAL -- "Vintage Musikk from Deutsch Nepal -- CD -- €12
1996/2019 Entartete Musikk, EM13
Industrial. This album contains Vintage Musikk from Deutsch Nepal. It's a documentation of mainly improvised recording sessions and a recollection of material recorded and released in the mid-90s. Consequently the music you will hear is industrial isolationistic, repetetive drones, ambient tunes and experiments that might influence not only your mood but your psyche as well in an irrevocable way. Featured releases are: "The Very Top of Lina Baby Doll" 12" released by Noise Museum in 1996, "Environment" 7" released by Ant-Zen in 1997, material from the "2/3" compilation released by Hands Productions in 1996 and + two additional tracks from the same era. This is Deutsch Nepal for the harcore fans, the conaisseurs of Deutsch Nepal that failed to collect the original releases and want the full story. Beware! [label info]
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DEVILLOCK -- "Lay Into Me" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Troniks, TRO-205
Experimental / Noise / Ambient from the US.

DIFFERENT STATE -- "Enormous Components of Motor Unit, Vol. 1" -- CD -- €10
2019 Zoharum, ZOHAR 175-2, (ltd. 300)
After nearly seven years since the last studio album, numerous albums released by Marek Marchoff solo, several reissues and two releases of the reformed 23 THREADS project, DIFFERENT STATE is back with a new album. "Enormous Components of Motor Unit vol. 1" is composed of 8 compositions full of the specific spirit known from the earlier works by the project and, on the other hand, presenting a completely new face of DIFFERENT STATE. Thanks to his restless nature, Marek as a composer does not stop for a moment, does not try to play tried concepts over and over again, but he is drawn into regions that he has not discovered yet. Here illbient rhythms, although still present, give way to the post-krautrock and psychedelic atmospherics constantly floating throughout the entire album. The whole is enriched with widely used acoustic instruments and numerous vocals appearing here and there. Every noise seemingly out of place here, as if by chance, gives an extra flavour. The song after the song flows hypnotically forming one coherent soundtrack to the unmade movie... The album is released in a limited edition of 300 copies in a hexagonal ecopack. [label info]
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DIFFERENT STATE -- "Enormous Components of Motor Unit vol. 2" -- CD -- €10
2020 Zoharum, ZOHAR 199-2, (ltd. 250)
Industrial / Experimental. DIFFERENT STATE is back with the new album. A continuation of the last year's 'Enormous Components of Motor Unit vol. 1'. Although both of these materials were created in a short period of time, they differ significantly from each other. In here the acoustic parts developed in the previous part give way to a raw drones resulting in quite corase and electric sound. Psychdedelic aura known from the previous part disappears here in the density of outwardly chaotic, trance inducing loops which determine the nature of the album, more predatory, full of emotions, well presented through music and text. In this short time, the artist's form of work also changed. The previous part ripened slowly, changed in the following stages from the idea to the new arrangements, while on the new album we get a record of several sessions, recorded shortly after each other, reflecting the spirit in which they were created in order to capture that time, place, circumstances and experiences. "Enormous Components of Motor Unit vol. 2" is an extremely personal album through which the author tries to redefine the current system values, using his latest experience. Like the first part, "Components of Motor Unit vol. 2" is released in a limited edition of 250 copies, in a hexagonal ecopack. [label info]
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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​ / ​It Cleans My Wounds" -- 2 CD -- €14
2017 Zoharum, ZOHAR 139-2, (ltd. 300)
Different State is the band that once stepped on the indigenous industrial scene. They caused a lot of stir with their first releases and gigs of the character of an art happening. Over the course of more than 20 years of their activity, their line-up has changed and their style as well. From the massive industrial metal through illbient structures and dub motives to esoteric electronica. Something that is a common denominator for all these sounds is their quality and a certain kind of uniqueness, an unspecified element that shows that the sounds came from the hands of Marek Marchoff and his companions. At the beginning of the noughties, during the CDR boom, two excellent albums were released. They were "More than Music" (Requiem Records, 2005) and "It Cleans My Wounds" (0v0 Art Records, 2006). Unfortunately, over the years, those strictly limited albums began to oxidize and, with this process, music could have been forgotten. Therefore, we decided to reissue these two materials on CDs to re-show and consolidate these albums, for new listeners and for collectors who are already left with only covers for earlier editions. The CDs are housed in gatefold vinyl replica sleeve and the album is strictly limited to 300 copies. [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]

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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DISFATUM -- "Death Instinct" -- CD -- €10
2019 Essentia Mundi, EM033, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient. 'Death Instinct' is the debut album of the Russian project DisFatum, which delights with dark ambient and black atmospherics, spiralling towards an absolute pureness - where nothing is needed nor nothing remains. Taking inspiration from Freudian psychology, this album suppresses the equilibrium of being by combining formless ambient drones and quietly sung vocals, harsher guitar and industrial ritualistic parts. 'Death Instinct' takes us on a dark journey within the confines of the psyche, which is trying to survive a world ablaze. It conveys a mirror reflection of the outside into the inside and a natural wish to escape from the material - non material to a superior position. A state from which there is no desire to return... ever. [label info]
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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 -- "Fragments of Time" -- CD -- €10
2016 Aliens Production, AP 39, (ltd. 333)
After three years of silence and several releases on American label Tympanik audio, the Bratislava formation dISHARMONY is coming back with its completely fresh program and a new dark campaign is again presenting under their maternal label Aliens production. 13 new stories is awakening again under the guise of dark sheath, in which the protagonists mixes magical threads of sound surfaces, which we are accustomed to expect from this Petrzalska’s duo. Broken rhythms in a combination of beautiful atmospheres, crystal clear sounds and cinematic corners are the main characteristic of this latest message, which combines a variety of styles and mysterious landscapes. Downtempo waves are rocked in the waters of idm and ambient. Everything in the raw frequencies of the old school EBM and minimalist tones gives this release the new scheme, which is dominated by orthodox vocalizations and Industrial bandage. For the quantity of painful sounds, cheeky samples and distractive elements by listening there’s no emergency. dISHARMONY may affect you as engineers of the human souls, which will devour you with their charm and mainly with their artistry in the way that they can transfer life paths and stories into the music, that will be rotating for a long time in your bowels... [label info]
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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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DISLOCATION -- "Out Of Memory" -- CD-R -- €8
2001 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 026, (ltd. 100)
Japanese improv-noise band Dislocation has a cult status within industrial-noise community, both in the homeland and outside of it. The original blend of saxophone, electronics and guitar allows them to create unique sound more close to the works of Stockhausen then to the traditional Japanese noise artists like Merzbow or Hijokaidan. [label info]

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 -- "Illusory" -- 2 CD-R -- €8
2018 VOLOK Records, VR-10, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial. A collection of previously unreleased pieces of this Ukrainian project, recorded in various moments between 2008 and 2013. Fold-out digifile.
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DISPERSIVE LIGHT -- "Mazurka" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 VOLOK Records, VR-5, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial. The second full-length album of the Kiev project DISPERSIVE LIGHT - MAZURKA is a perfect example of how tenderness and coarseness, love and hatred, brutality and purity can be combined. In his work the author tries to say how fragile and at the same time uncompromising can be our life. That we are somewhere on the boundary between despair and divine inspiration, we remain the same simple and infinitely lonely people. Moths flying to the light. We can not do anything about it. We can not change anything. The dance of being continues. And again and again, from our lips sounds a question addressed to the creator. Who are we? [label info]
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DISPERSIVE LIGHT -- "Sandy Wind" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 VOLOK Records, VR-1, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial. The project Dispersive Light was formed in 2008 in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. From the first day of the foundation, we moved farther and farther into the space of guitar noise. Trying to find the right sound that would become the hallmark of the band. Our material is very fundamental, it is a monolithic wall of sound. In it there are no holes and voids, this granite pile rising beyond the limits of silence. Rude bass is all that is needed for the perfect Dispersive Light music. This creativity, perfect abstraction, perfect form without form, movement without movement. [label info]
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DISPERSIVE LIGHT -- "Traces In The Dark" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 VOLOK Records, VR-6, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial. Like a mad artist, he paints rough strokes with his brush on the disintegrating canvas of reality. So the author of "Traces In The Dark" shows us the last flickers and sighs of the vanishing world. He seems to give us the pleasure of suffering at the time of death. He tells us, look, look carefully. It happens to you, it happens right now. Do not be afraid of anything, do not regret anything. Walk straight. Follow the trail into the darkness. You have the courage and strength to look beyond the edge. [label info]
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DISPERSIVE LIGHT / SUMMONS OF SHINING RUINS -- split -- CD -- €8
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 -- "All Things In The Universe" -- CD -- €10
2019 Steinklang Industries, SK122, (ltd. 100)
Noise / Industrial from Japan. Factory-pressed CD in a 4-panel digipak, limited edition of 100 copies.
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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 -- "Industrial Document 1988/91" -- 2 CD-ROM -- €10
2011 Steinklang Industries, SK-IN 19, (ltd. 500)
Highest quality live recordings from the early years of one of Japans most famous Industrial Bands ever! All Dissecting Table hits on 2 CDs for the price of ONE CD! Both CDs contain the tracks in wav-format. [label info]
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DISSECTING TABLE -- "Life" -- CD -- €10
1997 Release Entertainment, RR 6401-2

DISSECTING TABLE -- "Theory Collapse" -- CD-R -- €10
2017 UPD Organization, UPD 171
Industrial / JapaNoise / Experimental.

DIUTESC -- "Evilution Resurrected / Draconigena" -- CD + DVD -- €10
2009/2015 Old Captain, ‎OCCD11/OCDVD01, (ltd. 200)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics. An instantly sold out back in 2009 “Evilution” by Walter Adam von Dewitz, former GENOCIDE ORGAN member (1989-1999). Rare original tracks recorded ‘live without audience and computers’. Raw, minimal, non-mastered true old school death industrial and power electronics. Diutesc (from Old German “Deutsch”) is a solo project of a person known by his legendary past in the cult G.O. band and rare self-produced limited vinyl editions also released by Membrum Debile Propaganda and Xn Recordings. “Evilution Resurrected” comprises original tracks and never heard before rarities from the early period. The DVD contains an hour long live documentation 'Draconigena', plus other short films / trailers and a data section. Comes in a double digipak with a new artwork and is limited to just 200 copies. [label info]
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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]

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]

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]

DN23RD -- "Signals From Outside / Unconnect" -- 2 CD-R -- €7
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]

DODOVSKI, DIMITAR -- "Rivers" -- CD -- €10
2013 Databloem, DB047-2013
After releasing with Lee Norris as Moss Garden, Dimitar Dodovski from Macedonia makes his solo debut on Databloem under his own name. Dimitar uses emulated vintage synthesizer and environmental sounds to flavour and add extra beauty to the bottom layer of drones. Contemporary Ambient music for the mind, body and soul. "Rivers" follows the Brian Eno's concept of gardening instead of architecture. Working on a "seed" and watching it grow in a whole track, making space for the producer to sit back and enjoy the result without involving too much in the "organic" processes occurring in the tracks. On a more personal level it is made entirely in a period of life when the experiences of inner peace and need to visit nature became more frequent so these 5 tracks are a kind of translation in the language of sound of all that happened. [label info]
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DODSMASKIN -- "Fullstendig Brent" -- CD -- €10
2017 Malignant Records, TumorCD104
The physical debut for Norway’s Dødsmaskin, Fullstendig Brent («completely burnt»; «holocaust») is a meticulously crafted effort that presents to the listener a sonic interpretation of one of the darkest chapters in Norwegian history, namely the witch trials that took place in the country's northernmost regions during the 17th century. Assembled constructs that incorporate field recordings, drones, atonal melodies and clusters of distortion and searing noise, Dødsmaskin transcends all genre classification, pushing boundaries while deftly navigating through a spectrum of post-industrial soundscapes. Tracks can and often start quietly and introspectively, then build to explosive climaxes of unbridled tension and razor sharp intensity, with dense pneumatic blasts intersecting with caustic frequencies and mechanized throb. It’s that kind of unpredictability, attention to detail, and forward-thinking craftsmanship that’ll have you thinking Kevin Drumm one minute, and Sistrenatus, STROM.ec or Propergol the next, and what makes Dødsmaskin such a vital new entry to the Malignant roster. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri of Black Knoll Studio, N.Y. (www.blackknollstudio.com) and presented in a 4 panel, textured digipak. [label info]
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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 -- "Os Hians, Dentes Candidi" -- CD-R -- €8
2016 self-re1eased, (ltd. 42)
New album of the Russian project Dom Vdovy (translated as "House Of Widow") inspired by the Middle Age stories about lycanthropy. Dark / Horror / Black Ambient with old school tape sound and great sense of composition. Two long slowly evolving tracks, first of which contains merged two compositions of the new album, and second presents a 25-min live recording made in the Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21) in St. Petersburg in summer 2016. The disc is packed in a foldout A5 sleeve, limited edition of 42 hand-numbered copies.
[bandcamp]

DOM VDOVY -- "Wilczyca" -- CD -- €7
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.
[bandcamp]

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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DOOM OF VALYRIA -- "Warg" -- CD -- €10
2017 Gradual Hate Records, GH 132 CD
Neofolk. WARG is the second album of Doom of Valyria, consist of seven epic tunes that sound to past ages and bloody battles. Folk music set in fantastic literature like Song of Ice and Fire and The Warlord Chronicles. [label info]
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DOR -- "Life in Russhausen" -- CD-R -- €7
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 -- "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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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]
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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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DRONNY DARKO & APOLLONIUS -- "The Sea Of Potentials" -- CD-R -- €10
2017 Pantheon, PAN034, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient. In the darkest places, there's always a light. Hidden, untouched yet always omnipresent since it is its nature. The deepest sea levels, the vastness of space, the darkest corners of the human soul. It's always there, waiting for the call, eager to unfold and to show an unexpectedly wide horizon of possibilities. On the fundamental level, it's not even light as we know it – just feasibility of action, of motion and creation. We all have it. It's a boundless sea and we are always on its shores... Pro-printed and varnished hq CDR disc housed in the black cardboard envelope with grey ribbon and pro-printed artwork. [label info]
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DROUIN, JAMIE & HANNES LINGENS -- "Alluvium" -- CD -- €10
2017 Intonema, int021, (ltd. 200)
One more duo on Intonema! Canadian artist Jamie Drouin, who uses a small selection of electronics, and German artist Hannes Lingens on snare drum and floor tom, have recorded this new album in an unusual way: Improvising in the studio using headphones, rather than monitors, the musicians were able to focus on meticulously detailed microsounds. In particular, the sounds derived from the close mic’ing of Lingen’s percussion instruments, combined with Drouin’s using that input as a sound source for his own electronics. The "Alluvium" recording process allowed their independent gestures and textures to cross pollinate each other’s, blurring the definition between their otherwise distinct instruments. [label info]
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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]

DUB CONSTRUCTOR -- "Ulitka Zen" -- CD -- €6
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]

DUENN -- "On Layer" -- CD -- €10
2019 St.An.Da., 1910, (ltd. 100)
Drone / Minimal. Duenn (Fukuoka, Japan) is an electronic musician and composer producing minimal works, using a minimum of equipment. Through collaborations with other artists, both sonic and visual, Duenn seeks an expansion of self. In 2017, Duenn formed the experimental collaborative unit 3RENSA with Merzbow and Nyantora. Duenn co-hosted the ambient event "Hardcore Ambience" with Nyantora... Duenn's works have been published by Entr'acte (UK), SicSic Tapes (DE), New Motion (COL), OnmyЕЌdЕЌ Cassette (US), Grumpy Records (UK), Slowdown Records(JP), Progressive Form (JP), White Paddy Mountain (JP). [label info]
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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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DUOZERO -- "Esperanto" -- CD -- €5
2006 SmallVoices, SVR06019
Downtempo / Experimental. "Esperanto" is the multi-lingual voice of technology, a suspension of sounds based in research: a chaos of signs overwhelmed by sonic devices... New sound manipulator Duozero takes atmospheres and sound structures, twisting them into a blasphemous aural ecstacy of concrete music, unconscious field recordings and machine connections... [label info]
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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]

DVANOV -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2018/2019 COD noir, NOIR06
Psychedelic Rock. By the valleys and the hills, by the spring transparent post-Soviet bird plains. Here is the children's homeland, here is the crusade of beasts, that's a great future. Residents of COD noir - Dvanov - have returned with a new Russian-language album. Belatedly, we present the CD version of the second album of the collective, combining the darkness of the Russian North and the chthonic longing of the South. Although, in this case, lateness does not play any role, since such music will always find its response. It is in our blood. [label info]
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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 -- "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 -- €10
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."
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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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DWARFSTAR -- "Perplexing Reality" -- CD -- €10
2016 Epidemie Records, EPR087, (ltd. 300)
Post Black Metal. Dwarfstar is an ritual avantgarde transcendental musical project from Hungary. Dwarfstar’s first album was finally realized under the title of „Perplexing Reality”. The album contains 5 tracks in 61 minutes and come as limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies in jewel case. For fans of Ulver, Manes, Thy Catafalque... Dwarfstar has a strong spiritual background which is rooted in the ideas of Transcendental Voidism. Both the lyrics and the atmospheres concentrare on the Gnostic Knowledge, which helps to liberate the Transcendental Souls of human creatures from the prison of the material cosmos, from the claws of the transcendental paradoxon. Dwarfstar has nothing to do with those very popular empty-headed so called "satanic" views which are based mostly on goalless self-destruction, goalless hatred towards mankind, worshipping „darkness” etc. while in the background the so called followers are into partying, friendship, love and sex. NO!! Dwarfstar is a real manifestation of Rebellious Spirit and has two concrete goals: 1. God-Man realization (to reach the final Enlightenment) 2. To inspire the others (only the real Seekers) on their way of searching for the final Enlightenment. Of course the music of Dwarfstar is recommended for every open minded listener who like dark atmospheres in music and/or musical avantgardism, but this project can be completely appreciated only by the Real Spiritual Seekers (if there is any amongst the listeners of modern extreme music). Very important to mention that however Dwarfstar is deeply spiritual, but not religious at all. Dwarfstar concentrates on pure spiritual values, beyond the level of the religious rituals and religious force-glorification. Of course if somebody still needs some religious rituals which are useful for the given person on his/her own way of inner development, that is absolutely understood and not refused at all. But it does not mean, that Dwarfstar should ever support any kind of religious idiotism (the ways of holy blasphemy). When it comes to those forms of religious attitude which are based on zealotry, blind-belief, blind following and often malignant hypocrisy, Dwarfstar is definitely anti-religious. Dwarfstar also refuses the life-standards of the modern world and it's decadent societies. Also very important to mention, that Dwarfstar does not represent any political or nationalistic views. [label info]

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]
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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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EBOLA DISCO -- "Discography 1997-2017" -- CD -- €10
2017 Old Captain, OCCD30, (ltd. 300)
The first CD collection of the true North Queensland Power Electronics project Ebola Disco that spans its 20-year history. Industrial Australia’s potent duo at their absolute best: static analogue tension, feedback squeals and pitched rhythm in studio-to-live-in-yer-face extravaganza. A 300 black/white matte-laminated Digipak edition with a great design by Mauro Berchi (Eibon Records). [Old Europa Cafe]
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ECHO WEST -- "Echoes of the West" -- CD -- €10
2005 Dark Vinyl, DV #51
ECHO WEST combines the elements of industrial music and cold-pop of the 80ies. Soundtechnical comparisons can be establish via older and younger groups like Dark Day, Nocturnal Emissions, SPK, Haus Arafna, November Növelet. [label info]
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ECHO WEST -- "In Pop We Trust" -- CD -- €10
2006 Dark Vinyl, DV #56
On their new album, this German outfit is moving into more melodic and partly even danceable minimal electro songs, away from industrial to more poppy tracks. "In Pop We Trust" thus is comparable to bands such as RORSCHACH GARDEN or BAKTERIELLE INFEKTION, that belong to the spearheads of the ever rising German minimal Electro- (or "Modern Pop / Angst Pop") scene, that takes inspiration from the 8oies. ECHO WEST presented their new album at WGT2006 and the new songs were welcomed extremely well! [label info]
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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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ECHO WEST -- "Some Thought us Dead" -- CD -- €33
2003 Cabinett, KA101
Some thought us dead is the second album by Echo West. Musically this record is a mix of minimal electronics and cold wave. The album opens with the title track, which has a strong Siglo XX feeling. This is dark, even negative, cold wave you seldom hear nowadays. Echo West gives the listener a treat of different flavors of dark minimal electronic sounds on Some thought us dead. Some songs are more in the distorted elektro vein like ‘You want to be afraid’. At times the music even goes into deformed minimal electronic eruptions like those of Haus Arafna (‘Soul cleaning’). ‘Entangled by a blue catastrophe’ calls to mind the Klinik, due to its industrial-like terrifying rhythmic sounds. This is a vague and dark record that despite its diversity in tracks sound likes a whole. Some thought us dead is very much recommended to any fan of extreme, minimal and dark electronic sounds like those of Haus Arafna, the Klinik and Le Syndicat Electronique. [Funprox.com]

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]
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ECHOES OF YUL -- "The Healing Sessions" -- CD -- €10
2015/2017 Zoharum, ZOHAR 143-2, (ltd. 300)
During the recording sessions for his most recent regular album "The Healing", Michał Śliwa aka Echoes of Yul recorded much more material than appeared on the album. Some of these unpublished recordings appeared on the "The Healing Session" cassette issued in the strict limit of 50 copies. The material was quickly distributed among the collectors and practically until now was unavailable in the physical form. Since the music is as interesting as on the regular album "The Healing", it could not be forgotten. Today, in a slightly refreshed version, with minor changes, it is rereleased, this time on a CD. The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 300 copies. [label info]
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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]

ECLIPSED -- "The Probabilistic Mind" -- CD-R -- €10
2018 Aliens Production, APD018, (ltd. 66)
Electro / Industrial. The chemical connection between the community of old school Slovak musicians was finally combined and the reaction of this Hlohovec-Trnava cooperation has finally got it’s final concept. The project of members of SAMHAIN and KIFOTH has gotten the form of an analogue school, and this connection will be for sure a strong beginning for the fans of analog strings of dancing beats and the wild-torn sound of sound tortures. The concept is based on a raw analogue sound that has a lot of hallucinations and hard attacks on your mind. The project's purpose is to use the hybrid beats with amount of the strong sounding tones that are pulsing in the machine park. Excellent combination of electronics and experimentation. This is a concept for an open mind and a community that is willing to break into the oasis of analogue storm. This project is designed to respond to projects such as: Noise Unit, Intermix, Download... Unique pure sound concept full of cracking blocks and hybrid tortures. This digital edition is followed with strictly limited cdr edition in a special mechanical package of 66 copies. [label info]
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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 -- "Red Wings Of Autumn" -- CD-R -- €5
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]
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EGO COLLAPSE -- "Snow & Sun" -- CD-R -- €5
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 -- "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.

EGO DEATH / MR. TINKOBLE ‎-- "Moma Split" -- CD-R -- €6
2014 Cat.n.Bone self-released, diy#15, (ltd. 30)
Physical split-release of two digital releases of The Museum Of Microcassette Art - the net-label run by Hal McGee, which releases only material created with the use of microcassette dictaphones. Ego Death material - classical, although a bit eccentric Musique Concrete, with lots of industrial noises, field recordings, musical excerpts and samples. Can be compared to the works of Alexander Lebedev-Frontov from 80-s, i.e. "Chaos" and "Cosmos". Mr. Tinkoble - Lo-Fi Industrial Noise Ambient. Packed in a paper sleeve with a big double-sided poster cover of A3 size, wrapped in a piece of a magnetic tape. Interesting, diverse and fascinating release. Recommended! [YAOP]

EGO DEATH / SOMA -- "After Life Before Death" -- CD-R -- €5
Sodoma Record, sdm-41, (ltd. 30)
Split between Tomoaki Soma and the Greek project Ego Death, released by Tomoaki's own label and dedicated to postmortem states. Pulsating hypno-industrial from Ego Death and obscure necrotic Atrax Morgue-styled Post-Mortem Electronics from Soma. Slim box. [YAOP]

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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EJECT -- "Instead of us there was rustle heard" -- CD -- €6
2012 self-released
Post-Rock / Experimental Jazz. A project from St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Pavel Mikheev – multi-instrumentalist playing in numerous rock and experimental bands. In this incarnation Eject manifested as a trio with Pavel on guitar and effects, Dmitry Bibikov on double-bass and Konstantin Gubenko on drums and percussion. Six instrumental pieces somewhere at a meeting point of post-rock and experimental jazz. Dynamics with an unpredictable plot, emotionally charged atmosphere, sensitive and refined playing technique of all three musicians – recommended to the connoisseurs of unusual instrumental music!
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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!

ELBE -- "Sudety" -- CD -- €10
2018 Epidemie Records, EPR088, (ltd. 300)
Post Metal / Post Rock. Jeseníky are one of the most picturesqe mountains in Czech Republic. Their tortured history is reflected in melancholy atmosphere of abandonned and vanished villages such as Elba that inspired guitariste and composer Stanislav Jelínek (Dying Passion) to his new project called Elbe. Together with Martin Spacosh Peřina (Sousedi, Between the Planets) they made an impressive soundtrack to mysterious sceneries of Jeseníky region with elements of postrock, ambient, shoegaze and psychedelic... Limited edition of 300 copies in hand numbered 6 panels digipacks. [label info]
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ELDAR -- "The Secret Golden Flower" -- CD -- €12
2012 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 163
ELDAR, the Spanish Dark Ambient/Martial project that once started on Cold Meat Industry, return with yet another conceptual album presenting a wide range of beautiful sounds. The concept of this album is inspired by the mystical and psychological archetypes to explain the universal version of a generic soul that rules from the collective unconscious of individuals in all human civilizations since antiquity. These archaic prototypes were copied, emulated and used since the dawn of humanity, and fantastic dream and images have been represented in myths and symbols, trying to explain these exemplary patterns that are still alive and latent until today. They sleep present in popular folklore, in the psyche of every human being, influencing yourself and collectively in the beliefs and ideas that lead them to make beautiful and creative acts or carrying even their own destruction, evolving or backward from that inexorable shape societies through time and history. This album runs in his melodies and lyrics the long road of archetypes that continue to print his psychological injury in each individual and that shape their behavior in society, determining the fate of humanity. Composed by Marc Merinee & Merce Spica and recorded at Oxid Studio Barcelona 2011. Produced & Mastered by Marc Merinee. Art Work by Alonso Urbanos.
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ELEKTRONAVN -- "Audelà L'Inconnu (Vertical) / For Theo Angelopoulos" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Empty Sounds Rec., ESR 007
Audelà L'Inconnu (Vertical): A classical soprano (Trine Vestergaard), a medieval hurdy-gurdy player (Søren Hammerlund) and an impro-guitarist (Stephan Sieben) were - one by one - asked to improvise in a long tunnel under some railway tracksin the southwestern part of Copenhagen. Elektronavn (Magnus Olsen Majmon) recorded it, computerized it and composed a work where each part/layer is presented horisontally (Audelà L'Inconnu Horisontal) and later on this work where the parts have been mixed to a hybrid vertical collage track... For Theo Angelopoulos: this work has earlier been released as 'forme' but has now been given a new name. An ode to the Greek director. [liner notes]

ELEKTRONAVN -- "Rationale Mystique" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Empty Sounds Rec., ESR 002
All music composed, played & computerized by Elektronavn / Magnus Olsen Majmon 2004. One track is a remix of an old session with Niklas Antonsen (trb), Lars Tormod (bas), Stephan Sieben (gtr), M.O.M. (dr). [liner notes]

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]

ELIWAGAR -- "Fra Hjertet Av Norden" -- CD -- €15
2012 Nordafolk Records, NF 002 / Great Turf Deluxe, GTD 006 / Pagan Pride
Neofolk. Beautiful Norwegian Neofolk from the very heart of the North. Beautiful female vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, violin, cello and shamanic tambourine. 9 songs in Norwegian. 6-panel glossy digipack, 20-page full-color booklet with all the lyrics, 4 full-color stickers with northern landscapes. [YAOP]
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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]

EMERALDS -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2010 Hanson Records, HN 200, (ltd. 1000)
CD version of the self released/self-titled LP by Cleveland's Emeralds recorded Aug-Sept 2008. Proper follow up to their debut LP 'Solar Bridge', 'EMERALDS' takes the thick drone sound of that LP into an even more abstract and strange place. Visual music that lifts the listener up and transports them through tubes of sound occasionally to be swept into the opposite direction by an unexpected entrance into another world entirely. An intense journey that drops you off in a place just beyond death. Field recording contributions from Aaron Dilloway. Mastered for CD by James Plotkin. Contains a 16 page full color booklet featuring photo artwork by the band themselves. [label info]
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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]
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EMERGE -- "Materia" -- CD-R -- €7
2019 Attenuation Circuit, ACU 1014, (ltd. 100)
Electroacoustic / Experimental. The album, which manages to pack a variety of ideas and dramatic tension into its crisp 31 minutes, was recorded live in Poznan, Poland, in January 2018. EMERGE improvised with prepared samples and amplified objects made of various materials – hence the title – , namely wood, stone, and plastic. While the use of such basic, scratchy, even harsh sound sources is nothing new in EMERGE's work, the way in which he uses them here certainly is. They are often used to generate rhythmic loops that create downright beats, moving the piece to the brink of IDM or minimal music structures, but then collapsing such expectations by falling silent and moving into another direction altogether. While on the one hand silence is often used as a structuring medium, the drones so familiar in EMERGE only come into play as sound-effects that add colour to an otherwise monochrome palette. But this sparseness makes the compositional structure easy to hear and understand and certainly makes this album a perfect introduction for interested, yet inexperienced listeners who want to get into electroacoustic improvisation. More surprising than the rhythms, perhaps, is the direct, almost in-your-face way in which distorted voice like samples are used as a counterpoint to the live-generated sounds. They are used in dramatic gestures that almost resemble pop or rock dramaturgy, yet still are used sparingly enough so as not to become clichéd. This masterfully balanced mix of stylistic elements makes "Materia" an important addition to EMERGE's large body of work, if not a milestone. [label info]
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EMME! ‎-- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €5
2011 Sincope, SIN004, (ltd. 25)
Abstract industrial noise composition from the Italian project. For the fans of Nurse With Wound, Throbbing Gristle and Ur. Sleeve. [YAOP]

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".

EMPUSAE & SHINKIRO -- "Organic.Aural.Ornaments" -- CD -- €11
2011 Ant-Zen, act252
EMPUSAE is a project created by Sal-Ocin who is also a member of various other projects such as THIS MORN' OMINA, TZOLK'IN, PROJECT ARCTIC and also works as a live member of AH CAMA-SOTZ and IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES. Sal-Ocin is always open-minded about working together with other artists, as can be heard on this album: a liaison with Manabu Hiramoto a.k.a. SHINKIRO from Osaka, Japan who collaborated with artists like CONTAGIOUS ORGASM, HYBRYDS and JACK OR JIVE, and who has also made releases under the name KOTODAMA... Organic.Aural.Ornaments is based mostly on track-sources from Manabu supplemented by Sal-Ocin. Both artists' aural characteristics merge perfectly: SHINKIRO's cinematic dark soundscapes with a meditative touch blend with EMPUSAE's haunting ritualistic ambience and enthralling melodies. Varied rhythmic structures ranging from tribal to minimalistic sequences loom out of the vast, lamenting synth sounds - a kaleidoscope of ethereal atmospheres, both enthralling and enchanting... In Sal-Ocin's words, the term 'organic' fits perfectly concerning the result of this collaborative work. Two artistic minds fused into one, creating a movie without visuals or dialogue. Organic.Aural.Ornaments is waiting for you to step through the frame and into an imagined world, and we highly recommend taking the chance. [label info]
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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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EN NIHIL -- "The Approaching Dark" -- CD -- €10
2013 Eibon Records, NIH087
The sound of ongoing apocalypse. Mixing extemporaneous noise bursts with solid dark ambient structures and menacing death industrial, US legendary EN NIHIL return with a brand new album. And what a come-back it is. The humans have left the earth. The universe is collapsing, and this is the sound of its death........ [label info]
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ENDING -- "Attempts Of Sedition" -- CD -- €12
2018 Eibon Records, END106
Darkwave. Silver Pes (NERIAGE) and Mauro Berchi (CANAAN, NERONOIA) join forces in "Attempts of Sedition", the debut release of the Ending project. Covering territories tinged in dark electronics, the duo often let haunting melodies emerge from their sequenced nightmares, creating a perfect mixture of carefully structured songs with an unsettling sensibility. Comes in a 3-folders deluxe digisleeeve with booklet. [label info]
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ENDLESS BUMMER -- "Death Failure" -- CD -- €11
2011 Spit and Cuss, S&C013
Vague, dirty, heavy sludge from Wisconsin. Jewel case. [YAOP]

ENDLESS IMITATION -- "Silence Mistery" -- CD-R -- €6
2019 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_24, (ltd. 28)
Drone Ambient. Everyday zen and apprehension of random moments in the context of the eternity. The greatness and beauty of specific fragments of reality through the prism of inner pacification. An ode to the endless loneliness of the kitchen demiurge. Maybe yours too? CD-R with surface print, packed in a half-DVD-box. [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 -- €10
1993/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 029
Darkwave / Neoclassical. "In Flimmernder Nacht" was originally released by Danse Macabre in the year 1993 (KROK 122). This is a Russian reissue with alternative artwork, bonus tracks and outer slipcase.
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ENDRAUM -- "Innerlichkeit" -- CD -- €6
1996/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 027
German darkwave band. Russian reissue with bonus tracks.
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ENDRAUM -- "Zeitenlicht" -- CD -- €10
1992/2006 Shadowplay Records, SPR 028
Darkwave / Neoclassical. "Zeitenlicht" was originally released by Danse Macabre in the year 1992 (KROK 69). This is a Russian reissue with alternative artwork, bonus tracks and outer slipcase.
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ENEMITE -- "Wuyuan" -- CD -- €13
2017 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-67
Dark Ambient. Long time sold out, impossible to find and highly acclaimed Dark Ambient masterpice available again. You can almost sit back and imagine yourself laid on an icy cold mortuary table, with a circle of men approaching you with ceremonial knives. The music on this release really is that effective. "Wuyuan" really is not comparable to anything else from its genre; as usual, the Chinese scene provides us once again with something as twisted and unorthodox as anyone could want to imagine. [label info]
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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]

ENGEL, CLARA -- "Secret Beasts" -- CD -- €10
2015 Opa Loka Records, Ol15004
Indie / Folk Noir. Based in Toronto, Canada, Clara Engel is an independent, multi-faceted artist and musician. She has independently recorded and released eleven albums, and has collaborated with musicians and artists from the UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Iran, and the US. Engel's music has been played on Italian National Radio, as well as BBC Radio 2, making it onto Tom Robinson's show "BBC Introducing" on several occasions. Her music has been described as "folk noir," "minimalist holy blues from another galaxy," and "sung poetry." Her voice and guitar stylings place her singularly on the genre-map, somewhere between avant-garde torch singer and gothic-blues artist. Her influences span genres and media, amongst them are Vasko Popa, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Roethke, Jim Jarmusch, Arvo Part, Meredith Monk, Robert Johnson, Gillian Welch, and Jacques Brel. [label info]
[bandcamp]

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]

ENTHEOGENIC SOUND EXPLORERS -- "Magic Garden" -- CD -- €10
2011 Databloem, DB034-2011
Entheogenic Sound Explorers are Stefano Contini and Piero Marchesi and Magic Garden is their third album on Databloem. Over the years the band have taken several musical influences and channeled them into something that is truly their own. But if comparisons must be made it could be with The Orb or Future Sound Of London. Expect a masterful blend of analog and digital sounds, which will carry you away on a psychedelic journey through the gardens of dubby, hypnotic ambient. [press-release]
[soundcloud]

ENTHEOGENIC SOUND EXPLORERS -- "Quarto" -- CD -- €10
2013 Databloem, DB044-2012
Entheogenic Sound Explorers fourth and most consistent album so far, offering an hour worth of adventurous dubby, hypnotic ambient. With "Quarto" Stefano Contini & Piero Marchesi have made another step in pushing their composing and production skills to a higher level. The albums seems to tell a story, travelling through psychedelic landscapes with a sense of hope and being. Put on repeat and you will discover new paths with each listen. [label info]
[soundcloud]   [soundcloud]

ENTRE VIFS -- "Offrande Et Partage" -- CD -- €12
2019 Aussaat, 10
Industrial / Noise. An album marking the 2018 resurgence of bruitists Entre Vifs, and the culmination of concentrated sessions at their Noisecraft Workshop in Maisins-Alfort, France. "This is an angrier album than Ontologie, it doesn't let you zone in on the massive assaults of electronic and metal noise, it shifts around too much, you're frequently pulled in and moved around with the work. The destructive qualities of the album literally create cracks to let the light in... were they always this good, or did it take decades to get this good? Epic album, ace progression" (1208 North Fuller Ave Apt 1). Over 70 mins of music accompanied by a 12-page booklet containing images of landscapes, architecture and shots documenting Entre Vifs self-made electronic devices that make up their sounds. [Cold Spring]
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ENTRE VIFS -- "Ontologie" -- CD -- €12
2018 Aussaat, 06
Industrial / Noise. With "Ontology" Entre Vifs offer a selection of extracts from their best recent sessions. Each of these excerpts has been cautiously positioned by the authors, so that they appear like bruitist pieces, composed with care, even though all of these pieces are played live. A symphony of noises, extremely varied in intensity and frequency, where one can distinguish the sound detached from its original source. Entre Vifs' noise generators are delicate and relatively small in size, but the sounds they produce through mechanical means are captured by electric guitar pickups and piezoelectric cells, then sent to a battery of amplifiers and homemade effect processors. The sound is huge, with a stereophonic depth effect where sonic masses seem to thicken and change continuously. Digipak. [Cold Spring]
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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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ENVENOMIST / FENCES -- "Ascension / Decension" -- 2 x 3"CD-R -- €10
2009 Phage Tapes, PT05, (ltd. 75)
Two US-based dark ambient / noise artists. 3"CD-Rs come in mini jewel cases with two color screen print inserts all housed in a hand made screen printed card-stock box.

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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ESCAPE FROM WARSAW / SANTA MARIA & KAROL SU/KA -- "Materia / Czas Snu" -- 2 CD -- €14
2019 Zoharum, ZOHAR 184-2, (ltd. 350)
Illbient / Dub / Experimental. After many years of absence in Zoharum, Karol Su/Ka returns with his music to our catalog. The release presented here is a double album, showing two different faces of his work. ESCAPE FROM WARSAW (formerly known as ARKONA) presents a style known from his previous recordings. A lot of here dub-based rhythms, electropunk nerve, sometimes even club-oriented structures and samples taken from various sources. All that is mixed in the characteristic psychedelic EFW style. It is a bit of a nod to a listener (perhaps due to the use of instruments and the electroclash conventions of the pastiche). However, lyrically he tells us about important things to a large extent. In simple words which Karol likes to put together, he has included many topics that are food for thought: ecological threat, modern life, loneliness etc. On the one hand, these are protest songs, but, on the other hand, they give a lot of pleasure from listening to them... The second disc belongs to the duo under the name of Santa Marta / Karol Su/Ka. "Czas Snu". The compositions on it are sonic illustrations to the intriguing poems of Marta Olszewska. Karol's music moves from the electropunk realm towards ambient structures, spatial compositions, much more subtle and intimate. Originally, these two discs were to be released separately, but combined in one package seemed a perfect complement to each other, just like the Taoist ying-yang... A double album is released in an ecopack limited to 350 copies. [label info]
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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]

ESCUADRON DE LA MUERTE -- "Omnia Vincit Mors" -- CD-R -- €11
2010 Ufa Muzak, UFA 34, (ltd. 141)
Apocalyptic noise / Power electronics. Going wind in black pits, in ropes with no way out. This is the situation of reality. All of you are sitting tied to chairs, and information goes right in your brain. Abnormal, infinitely violent and compressed. Blood, lies, hunger, money. Smell of a burned human being and nature of depravity felt in killing fields. Bile of the world, in all corners of constant inconceivable depression. The project from South America presents an hour of music full of total strain and moral hardiness. This is not just noise in it's common form, this is a completely new level where this project exists, leaving behind all rivals. Prepare for adrenaline shock and remember - there's no way out. Escuadron De La Muerte is the music of crisis, all and everything, without an end. [press-release]
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ET NIHIL -- "Nor Am I" -- CD -- €10
2016 Lichterklang, LK035, (ltd. 250)
Neofolk. If there is one band in the current Neofolk scene, that stands out among all other bands it’s ET NIHIL for sure. Rising from the ashes from legendary LUFTWAFFE, b9 InViD, RB and Jonathan S consequently follow their artistic vision and present a highly dynamic and powerful variety of the genre. “Nor Am I” is their first official studio release after the limited and sought-after “Onus” CDR, two live-albums and numerous singles and the first one to be released on LICHTERKLANG. “Nor Am I” contains 13 tracks of pure Neofolk mayhem, spanning from the morbidty of the Neofolk genre to intense drumming Martial Industrial is known for up to harsh and distorted vocals characterized by the Industrial scene, defining a new and modernized version of Neofolk. [label info]
[youtube]

ETHNIC ACID -- "Power-Works 1986-88" -- 2 CD -- €13
2009 Industrial Recollections
Compilation of mid/late 80s UK project of Anthony DiFranco (Ramleh, Skullflower, Ax, Novatron, JFK, etc). Chosen tracks from his forgotten & most obscure tape releases from the labels Known from Broken Flag, Birthbiter, JFK, Disciple Productions, but also 4 previously unreleased tracks! [label info]
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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]
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EUGENEKHA -- "Gravity = Гравитация" -- 2 CD -- €15
2017 Frozen Light, FZL 064, (ltd. 300)
Ambient / Berlin School. Gravity – a double concept album of the Russian project EugeneKha. Gravity is a fusion of tradition meditative space ambient, progressive post-Krautrock and dreamy synth-electronics. Also the album includes two live performances, the performance of which differs from the album versions. In album was not used software synths and instruments (VST). Only Hardware! [from the author]
[bandcamp]

EUGENEKHA -- "Three Months" -- CD-R -- €10
2018 Pahtheon, PAN068, (ltd. 60)
Drone / Ritual Ambient. Sweetest ray of morning sun opened doors for the gentle wind, first breath of warmth and bliss. Promise of summer was whispered by leaves on the trees, slowly brewed up in soil it was ready to unfold. New cycle of beauty, new kinds of aromas, longer days and warmer nights... Crickets filled every evening with anticipation, singing their noisy sonatas to the sparkles in the sky. Rhythms of awakening, humming of thousands of tiniest creatures, a new mantra for the new cycle. Summer was almost here for another three months — they'll pass like everything else, but its sensations will stay... Hand-stamped linen cover envelope with pro-printed inside artwork. [label info]
[bandcamp]

EUROPAPLAN -- "Armes de Vengeans / Vergeltungswaffe" -- CD -- €10
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]

EVITAXAL / LE COSE BIANCHE -- "Circulated" -- CD -- €10
2015 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 2015, (ltd. 300)
A split album offering the old versus the new Italian Power-Electronics Industrial sound. EVITAXAL is a project by Roberto Marinelli who is prpbably better known for his LAXATIVE SOULS / LXSS project. LAXATIVE SOLULS / LXSS was one of the oldest Industrial Power-Electronics projects appeared in Italy at the beginning of the 1980es and Roberto together with Maurizio Bianchi and Mauthausen Orchestra was one of the old fathers of Italian Industrial. His album "Disinfektionsraum" dated 1984 was released on the cult label RECLOOSE ORGANISATION which was run by Bourbonese Qualk. While LE COSE BIANCHE is the new and rising Italian Power-Electronics... For this split EVITAXAL and LCB join forces and demonstrates once more (if needed) that Italian Power-Electronics is still alive and fighting. Try this old/new Italian harsh blend. [label info]
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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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EXEDO -- "Vile" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 Attenuation Circuit, ACK 1004, (ltd. 50)
The title of this harsh noise album could be read as an anagram of “live,” as the whole audio on the release was created by shredding a live recording by EMERGE. It could also be read literally, though, as Exedo go out of their way to make it sound as crass as possible, with all the contempt for musicality that one can expect from a self-respecting harsh noise outfit... Of all the noise releases on Attenuation Circuit, this must be one of the harshest – with the exception perhaps of the Rollator series that is specifically dedicated to noise. What makes this example of harsh noise wall interesting, though, is the use of sudden gaps in the noise. Contrasting extreme noise and total silence (with the listener’s ears still ringing) is a minimalistic but very effective strategy for keeping the listener on edge, waiting for the next dropout. Heavy listening indeed, but not boring. [label info]
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EXIT IN GREY -- "Audiometry" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2004 Still Sleep / Daphnia Rec., ss05 / ph02
Guitar drone ambient duet coming from Moscow region. Their music sounds like underwater journey amidst dark depths of oceanic space: sonic waves and streams slowly come and pass away, leaving the listener in a spellbound numbness. One of EiG members is also known for his solo project Sister Loolomie.

EXIT IN GREY -- "Audiometry : Domination" -- CD-R -- €7
2004/2009 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 -- "K7" -- CD -- €10
2020 Frozen Light, FZL 074, (ltd. 150)
Guitar Drone / Dark Ambient. Frozen Light presents "K7" - new album by Sub-Moscow project Exit In Grey. Recorded in 2010, this work is a good example of Exit In Grey classic sound: distant guitar echoes, flickering melodies, cautious noises and – a unique and original sound canvas each time. 40 minutes of melancholic and detached guitar Drone Ambient. This album is essentially an archive one – it was recorded in 2010 for a European four-cassette compilation, which was never released. The "tape" name of the album - "K7" – goes since there. Physical edition – three-panel digipak, 150 numbered copies. [label info]
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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 -- "Moments" -- CD -- €10
2018 Frozen Light, FZL 065, (ltd. 300)
Drone Ambient. This CD contains one long track comprised of two fragments of live recordings: from the festivals "Notmusic - Itisnothere" (18.03.2017), and "Drёma VI" (21.12.2014). First part of the track is a sort of dark droning guitar ambient with Exit In Grey trademark sound; second part has more bright melancholic mood and synth sound. 300 hand-numbered copies in digifiles with psychedelic forest artwork.
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EXIT IN GREY -- "Nowadays Warm" -- CD-R -- €7
2004/2007 Daphnia Records, PH01
Reissue of the very first album of EIG, originally released in carved wooden box, limited to 10 copies. Classical guitar drone ambient, beautiful and melancholic. Similar artists: Troum, Aidan Baker, True Colour Of Blood, etc.

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.

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 -- "Corridors To Infinity" -- 2 CD -- €14
2009/2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 086-2, (ltd. 500)
Originally released in 2009 in a small tape and CDR edition (150 and 100 respectively), ”Corridors to Infinity” has been our favourite in their extensive discography. This edition, which sees the light of the day 5 years after its initial release, has been expanded to a double album with an additional disc entitled ”Star Coloured Clouds”. The original sound of Justin Wright's project – guitar-based drone psychedelia – has been augumented here with organ and synthesizer sounds giving it an even more spacious, but also meditative character. Expo 70 came closely here to Ash Ra Tempel without copying the German trio's sound, but having a similar feel drawing a few parallels with their early work. The second unreleased disc, recorded just one month before the sessions for the main album, has more guitars, yet manages to follow the same contemplative path complementing ”Corridors to Infinity” and thus creating a cohesive 2CD offering. The CD is housed in gatefold sleeve in the vein of Japanese-style vinyl replica and is strictly limited to 500 copies. The cover is based on the original release and the design was handled by Justin Wright. The whole production process was overseen by Michal Porwet. [press-release]
[bandcamp]

EXPO 70 -- "Live In The Pit KFJC 89.7 FM" -- 2 CD -- €14
2017 Zoharum, ZOHAR 136-2, (ltd. 500)
Space Rock / Drone / Experimental. Expo 70 is turning into one of the leading projects related to Zoharum. Until now we have already released three albums of this project. The first one was the new album "Frozen Living Elements" containing three space-rock improvisations performed by a trio led by Justin Wright. Along with this album Zoharum released the reissue of "Corridors to Infinity" expanded with an bonus disc. This double album is almost two hours long of organ-based recordings inspired by krautrock. The third one is "Solar Drifting", a compilation of recordings from smaller formats, showing the project in shorter, more concise forms. The fourth position of Expo 70 in Zoharum catalogue is the double album "Live in the Pit-KFJC 89.7FM". It collects two concerts, which were held in California radio KFJC in 2008 and in 2010, that were separately released, in tiny editions. These are two improvised suites played with minimal means. Hypnotic, lazy guitar sounds supported with rudimentary drum machine parts are the perfect soundtrack for the pilots of spaceships, even if they are imaginary. Somewhere far away in the background you can hear the echoes of the concert side of Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma", "Atem" by Tangerine Dream, "Trip Flip Out-Meditation" by Zweistein or "Impressionen '71" by Damenbart. The CDs are housed in gatefold sleeve in the vein of Japanese-style vinyl replica and is strictly limited to 500 copies. [label info]

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]

EZDANITOFF -- "We Bring Light" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1153
Extreme and uncompromising electronic stimulations, vibrations and synthetic pulsations floating off, disturbing buzzes and algorithmic waves in expansion, fragmented and deconstructed Synthetic Chaos... But also hints of hypnotic unfinished musical sketches, clips of embryonic melodic sequences, fragments of human voices, oscillating electronic pads, distorsions, improbable synthetic clones of nature sounds and noises... An intransigent work of disturbing and destabilizing electronica by Wouter Jaspers and Frans de Waard, especially recommended to listeners from other worlds... [press-release]
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EZHI I PETRUCCHO -- "Istorii" -- CD -- €6
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 -- €6
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.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]

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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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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FAILING LIGHTS -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2010 Intransitive Recordings, INT036
An evocative work of bleak electronic atmosphere and suffocating dread, Failing Lights is the intensely personal vision of Michigan (via Lexington, KY) artist Mike Connelly. While he has toured the world as 1/3 of legendary industrial/noise units Hair Police and Wolf Eyes, Connelly spends his days crafting a much different sound on his own. Under the Failing Lights flag, he has self-published a nearly uncountable number of cassettes and CDRs of rough drones, detuned improvised grit, blown-out burl, and unstable acoustics in tiny editions that quickly vanish into collector-land. Intransitive is proud to present the defining – and first widely available – Failing Lights statement, an album of sinewy horror with a fine-tuned beauty within its darkness. A single piece in five sections, Failing Lights begins with disquietingly barren negative space. As the album creeps forward, it steadily dispenses sheets of diffuse throat-scratch and skittering strings, culminating in a blast of molten organ. Not noise, ambient, improv, black metal, or anything else: this is pure Failing Lights. [press-release]

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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FALKENSTEIN -- "Kraftort" -- CD -- €14
2009 Heimatfolk, HF 08
German pagan neofolk, a project of Tobias Franke. Glossy digipak + booklet.
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FALKENSTEIN -- "Urdarbrunnen" -- CD -- €14
2008 Heimatfolk, HF 04 / Kraftplatz Records, KRPL 02
Falkenstein is a young oaktree in the fairywoods of new Pagan Folk Music. Born out of the mystic nature and ancient cult-places of southern Germany, Falkenstein guides you gently to your heathen ancestors and their natural religion. Falkenstein's music is classical NeoFolk in best tradition, with beautiful lyrics about hallowed trees and woods, ancient tales from veiled times and long forgotten natural rites. Falkenstein is definitely a unique and outstanding NeoFolk artist of the new generation, who knows how to play his instruments and who's lyrics directly creep under the skin of each Pagan and Folk Music lover... Falkensteins self produced debut-album "Heiliger Wald" gained a lot of applause in Folk music press and was highly recommended by many reviewers. Their brandnew album "Urdarbrunnen" is now released by the STEINKLANG / AHNSTERN NeoFolk daughterlabel HEIMATFOLK. "Urdarbrunnen" is again a perfecly played, strong and dreamingly beautiful album with a rich, varied instrumentation, even more dense and powerful than the debut album. The musical range lasts from acoustic ballads over Martial Folk songs to dark fairietales about naturaly mysticism, paganism and natural rites in the Alpine regions... If Falkenstein would have been 40 years earlier, today they would stand in line with bands like early Steeleye Span, Magna Carta and Pentangle... All songs recorded by Tobias Franke - mastered by Axel Frank (WERKRAUM) - artwork, layout and most fotos by Max Percht (STURMPERCHT). [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 & 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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FARYUS & VADIM BONDARENKO -- "Quiet Songs From Misty Places" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes, 201127
Ambient / Neoclassical. QSFMP is the 2nd album made in collaboration of 2 different musicians: "electronic wizard" Faryus and classical music player and composer, but sometimes "misty traveller" Vadim Bondarenko. These QUIET SONGS were composed in 2 steps: first liquid electronic atmospheres were created by Faryus, then the piano and the clarinet melodies were improvised and recorded by Vadim Bondarenko. Actually this album is an invitation to find some misty places in your dreams... Frail and delicate ambient atmospheres, clusters of rarefied piano notes lying on discreet drones, soft and evanescent clarinet riffs, suggesting and catching natural sounds... Light and ethereal pastel-coloured musical plots... Eight tracks, one hour of suspended and quiet sonic passages, flowing like discreet background, or to listen/see in a passionate mood, dreaming in silence, lying in gloom... Wonderful ambient stuff from these two Russian artists in the same vein of some of Harold Budd's works... Well known for their previous works on Russian FARIA Records, Faryus in the past has also crafted an album in collaboration with Robert Rich. [label info]
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FASCI DI COMBATTIMENTO -- "A New World" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 VOLOK Records, VR-9, (ltd. 20)
Martial Industrial from Bulgaria.
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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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FAVARON, GIANLUCA + STEFANO GENTILE -- "Entretien" -- CD + A4 booklet -- €15
2015 13, sps1509, (ltd. 230)
The project originates from "in black" images taken by Stefano Gentile. Takes that flow in the most hidden sides of the soul. Gianluca Favaron gives sounds to these images with notes that don't leave room for imagination. Field-recordings and electronics to tell the same visions, the same soul moods. This release includes a 16 pages A4 booklet featuring the photographic work by Stefano Gentile and a CD with the sounds created by Gianluca. [label info]
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FAVARON, GIANLUCA / ANACLETO VITOLO -- "Zolfo" -- CD -- €12
2016 13, sps1616
"Zolfo" is born by the collaboration between Gianluca Favaron and Anacleto Vitolo. Both involved in many projects and music collaborations - Favaron with Corrado Altieri, Deison and part of several collectives such as Lasik Surgery, Maribor, Zbeen and Under The Snow; Vitolo with doublebass player Francesco Galatro, viola player Michela Coppola, vocalist Domenico Stellavatecascio (Internos) and many others. The album was composed, recorded, and mixed between January and May 2016 and is a mix of several music elements and techniques such as tape loops, cymbals, microphonic works and live electronic processing. The result is a combination of musique concrè:te, noise and drone music. Mastered by Anacleto Vitolo at AV-K studio (June 2016), produced by 13/Silentes and Manyfeetunder/Concrete. [press-release]

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 -- "Ushabti" -- CD-R -- €4
2011 DOKURO, DK034
Dark Ambient / Experimental / Noise from Moscow, Russia with a release on the Italian label Dokuro. Full-colour cover in a PVC-sleeve.
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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]

FEAR KONSTRUKTOR & MOURMANSK 150 -- "Arson Acrimony" -- CD-R -- €4
2008 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 052
Power Electronics. A split / collaboration of Russian and French projects.

FECALOVE -- "Great Northern War" -- CD -- €10
2015 Narcolepsia, narco066 / Untergeschoss, UNTER35
Italian Power Electronics / Noise unit.
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FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM -- "A Bug's Life" -- CD -- €10
2016 Zoharum, ZOHAR 114-2, (ltd. 500)
Jürgen Eberhard aka Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim celebrates 25 years of his artistic activity with the first full-length album on Zoharum entitled "A Bug's Life". Keen observers of our activity certainly know his name, for instance from a common vinyl 7-incher entitled "Both Sides of The Looking Glass" shared with Bisclaveret duo or from the composition "Enigmatic Visions", which appeared on a commemorative compilation "07|100|15"... "A Bug's Life" is the tenth full-length album in the discography of Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim. It was being created, like the previous ones, for several years and is another conscious artistic statement. Seven compositions included here are of a collage nature and combine echoes of post-industrial ambient, drone music, musique concrete, field recordings and even plunderphonics. On his first studio album since "Die Legende vom Heiligen Trinker" from 2011, Jürgen Eberhard consciously continues his sonic quest on a depleted terrain and he manages to avoid traps of empty experiments. "A Bug's Life" is at the same time an atmospheric, and even accessible, album, and sonically elaborate and demanding of the listener. [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]

FEMEHEIM -- "Dominium Terrae" -- CD -- €10
2014 Death Continues Records, DCRCD006, (ltd. 200)
Second album from Berlin's Femeheim. "Total early BDN / CMI / Slaughter Prod. death industrial worship going on here, with cold, noxious tones and ultra bleak frequencies that waft from a pit of misery and hopelessness. At times minimal and singular, other times more pulsating, antagonistic and heavy... brings back good memories and fills a niche that hasn't existed for sometime..." [Steinklang]
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FEMEHEIM -- "Egofanal" -- CD -- €10
2017 Death Continues Records, DCRCD010
The third album from Berlin's death industrial/power electronics act Femeheim. It's total early Brighter Death Now / Cold Meat Industry / Slaughter Productions death industrial worship going on here, with cold, noxious tones and ultra bleak frequencies that waft from a pit of misery and hopelessness. At times minimal and singular, other times more pulsating, antagonistic and heavy. 'Egofanal' brings back good memories and fills a niche that hasn't existed for some time. [label info]
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FEMME UNDER PLASTIC -- "Masked Solution" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Chi Omega Institute, souvenir 003
Harsh noise wall collaboration between Richard Ramirez and Ella Einsmire.

FENCES -- "One" -- 3"CD-R -- €4
2007 Small Doses, DOSEFIVE, (ltd. 61)
Fences consists of a single 10+ minute improvised track of droning sculpted feedback. Packaged in a cut, folded cover and vinyl sleeve. [label info]
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FIBREFORMS -- "Treedrums [re/lux]" -- CD -- €12
2013 Infraction, INFX 058, (ltd. 300)
Guitar Ambient / Post Rock. Long before KILN turned to the sunset-soaked textures of Dusker (2007), they made music as Fibreforms. Treedrums (1996) documents their transition from live performance trio to sound-art synergists, balancing symbiotic instrumental spaces of kit-drums and treated guitars with lost & found sound to evoke moments that are at once invigorating and tranquil... Seventeen years later, Treedrums is presented here as an economized, re-amped, remixed, and properly restored archival edition of this once buried treasure of sonic curio. One-time numbered edition of 300. Includes two previously unreleased tracks from that early era. [label info]
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FILTH -- "The House Of Concrete Faces" -- CD -- €10
2017 Phage Tapes, PT:237, (ltd. 500)
First full length CD from Texas industrial noise project Filth. On The House of Concrete Faces, Filth brings together a blend of industrial based beats and distorted synth to produce a composition of 9 tracks clocking in at 67 minutes. [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 -- "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]

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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FIRST LAW -- "Terrorforming" -- CD -- €12
2009 Loki Foundation, LOKI 49
The 6th full-length album of FIR§T LAW is setting real moments of artificial and creative substance. Intermittent bass and percussive elements as well as thrilling sound structures arrange a wide aural spectrum from ambient to drones through analogue modulations to complex compositions with outstanding vocals on top. Conceptually don't get it wrong, this album is not about religious airheads getting their way. This is not about the threat terrorist attacks impose on any of us nor has it the intention to proliferate violence as a viable way to change the status quo. At the least, as long your opinion stands against the opinion of the majority, you are pretty much out of luck. No, this album is about leverage; it is about deception and opportunity, by accident or by design; it is about resignation and self-delusion; but most of all, this album is about fear. [press-release]

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 -- "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 & DENIS SHAPOVALOV -- "Steel Glares and Night Shadows" -- CD -- €8
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 -- "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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FLAGELLATIO ORGASMUS -- "Criminal Russia" -- CD -- €16
2016 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-154
Power Electronics from Barnaul, Western Siberia, Russia on the cult Finnish label.
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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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FLATLINE SKYLINE -- "All Sound / No Vision" -- CD -- €10
2009 Mechanoise Labs, mn 034, (ltd. 500)
The second album from Jacen Kemp and Robert Andrew Scott stands as a stylistic counter-statement to 2005's "Horizon Grid." Fierce, emotionally driven and abrasively textured, "All Sound / No Vision" confirms Flatline Skyline's masterful sense of tension and release and melodic sensibility while further evolving their sound beyond any previous expectation... Where "Horizon Grid" forged atmospheres of lethargic bliss and nocturnal stillness, these eleven new tracks are united by their restlessness and unstable nature. From the energetic vocals and metallic shard-like pulse of "Fox Fight" to the improvised noisy electronic shudders of "One Secret," there is a new-found sense of visceral life that breathes, screams and seeps into every moment of this album. Jacen Kemp's voice plays a prominent role in this aspect; its multi-faceted intonations are perfectly suited to the shifting electronic foundation. [press-release]
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FLATLINE SKYLINE -- "Horizon Grid" -- CD -- €10
2005 Mechanoise Labs, [mn026], (ltd. 400)
Absolutely non-typical release for this French underground noise-oriented label. The thing is that in fact represented music should be described as "electro-pop". But! This is very unusual electro-pop because it somehow harmoniously combines best features of IDM, abstract electronic noise and psychedelic trip-hop. And while listening to this CD you just don't know what to expect next minute: will it be synth passages in vein of Depeche Mode, or digital clicks typical for contemporary computer-based music, or heartfelt melancholic vocal. In general this is beautiful non-extremal electronic music almost approached mainstream level which can't be called disadvantage in this case.
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FLEISCH-MACHT-BOESE -- "Evolution" -- CD -- €7
1999 Ars Macabre, amrec 02
Industrial. No more pounding rhythm industrial as we were used by FMB but deeply grinding doom darkness and crackling noise... [Old Europa Cafe]

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 -- €6
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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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 -- "Breath" -- CD -- €4
2008 Mask Of The Slave, MS-015 / The Tourette Tapes, TT#11, (ltd. 500)
New full length album from the wellknown german Power Electronics/Noise projekt. Flutwacht returned to Mask of the Slave Records with this great stuff, after several releases with other labels in the industrial/experimental scene. The best Flutwacht release to date, highly recommended for PE/Noise/Experimental maniacs. [label info]
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FLUTWACHT -- "Creta" -- CD -- €10
2006 The Tourette Tapes, TT#1, (ltd. 222)
The album alternates pure and ellegant electronic ambient tracks sometime featuring even a femal voice to harsh power electronics as we know from the best German acts! 70 minutes of best industrial sounds! [Old Europa Cafe]

FLUTWACHT -- "Heroinloops" -- CD -- €10
2008 Steinklang Industries, SK 45, (ltd. 350)
"Heroinloops" is a brilliant, pure Industrial album by German's top-Noiser FLUTWACHT. Their new album brings a great mix of rhythmic oldschool Industrial a la early Esplendor Geometrico, or like the famous early 90ies Steinklang Rhythm-Noisers, with a strong touch of "modern" Power-Electronics. The powerful noise-tracks alternate with hypnotic Ambient-Noise tunes, which give the album a comatose and traumatic character. "Heroinloops" is a varied and well structured Noise-album, for all fans of the early Industrial years. [press-release]
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FLUTWACHT -- "Mindflood" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Organic Pipeline, OP010, (ltd. 50)
German industrial noise / power electronics.
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FLUTWACHT -- "Secondface" -- CD + CD-R -- €17
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]

FLUTWACHT / N.STRAHL.N -- "Heroinloops / Flut" -- 2 CD -- €16
2008 Steinklang Industries, SK 45, (ltd. 150)
"Heroinloops" is a brilliant, pure Industrial album by German's top-Noiser FLUTWACHT. Their new album brings a great mix of rhythmic oldschool Industrial a la early Esplendor Geometrico, or like the famous early 90ies Steinklang Rhythm-Noisers, with a strong touch of "modern" Power-Electronics. The powerful noise-tracks alternate with hypnotic Ambient-Noise tunes, which give the album a comatose and traumatic character. "Heroinloops" is a varied and well structured Noise-album, for all fans of the early Industrial years. [press-release] Expanded edition comes with an additional CD with a collaboration album by Flutwacht + N.Strahl.N.

FLUTWACHT / NOVA-SAK -- "split" -- CD-R -- €16
2006 Swamp Of Pus Media, sp115, (ltd. 75)
Drone-ambient split, sometimes going into slight noise. Packed in a very nice and fucked-up envelope, the disk itselff looks like a night sky map - very beautiful and individual artwork. [Triangle Records]

FOETUSDREAMS -- "Brouillard" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 Winter-Light, WIN 001, (ltd. 150)
Dark Ambient. From start to finish "Brouillard" is a real ambient journey; sometimes an introspective one, sometimes a glance from the inside looking out and far beyond the reach of the human eye. The tracks are beautifully sculpted pieces of ambient excellence and from the opening moments of the first you are transported into the world of "FoetusDreams". Rich drones resonate across starkly crafted, ice-cold landscapes where your only companions are the sounds that flow around you. Vibrant musical layers, occasionally punctuated with a clever use of samples, draw the listener ever further away from reality towards a deeper, more meaningful sense of self. You could easily be standing on the edge of the universe looking out, or traversing the caverns of your own mind in a search for that place of inner peace. The title track "Brouillard" is a master class in drone ambient with its ever present trance inducing hum that lowers a mist over the eyes and takes you to a very dark place indeed... If you are looking to go on a journey then it begins right here. The tracks have been mastered by Frederic Arbour from Cyclic Law... "There is only one God and that God is man himself." [label info]
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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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FORDELL RESEARCH UNIT -- "The Illusion Of Movement" -- CD -- €10
2011 At War With False Noise, atwar101 / Braw Records, BRCD001, (ltd. 500)
Guitar Drone / Noise. Absolutely chuffed to be putting this out after talking about it for literally years. FRU is one of the absolute best drone bands not just in the UK but on the planet and over the past few years I've seen Fraser (and then Fraser and Grant) play some of the most dense, suffocatingly heavy drone noise time and time again that has only been surpassed by the untouchable Culver. Lee Stokoe's work is a good basis for comparison if you're a FRU virgin and they tread similar sound-in-a-vaccum stasis and churning, crunching, collapsing-building noise as Gateshead's finest. This band is a major force in its own right though and there's a real foreboding horror movie atmosphere going on here. Really glad to be bringing this band to a bigger audience and I just hope this leads to giving these guys the attention they so thoroughly deserve! 500 copies jewel case, co-release with BRAW RECORDS of Edinburgh. Nick's a nicer guy than me, puts on good gigs and has a moustache, get it off him too! [press-release]br> [bandcamp]

FORGOTTEN WINTER -- "Vinda" -- CD -- €10
2015 Ksenza Records, KSZ 009
Portuguese Epic Black Metal band Forgotten Winter is releasing their third album "Vinda". "Vinda" (Eng: "Coming") starts with an epic journey that marks the beginning of a new Era, with five atmospheric long songs full of orchestration, tribal drums and choirs in Velmaer dialect (a fictional language) with Portuguese narration. A story between the battle of Men and Hastuvv, the destroyed city Uldene, the three moons, their Gods' acts and the arrival of the wise Velmaer... [band 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]

FORRRESTDRONES -- "Najas Flexilis Exequiae" -- CD -- €10
2014 Zoharum, ZOHAR 082-2, (ltd. 300)
A few months ago tracks with old pictures of various plants started popping up around the net. Tracks full of organic, ethereal drones. Then this tape with covers made of pages from some old book was released and it landed in our hands. A set of 5 tracks entitled "Tallest Trees Gallery". We listened to it very carefully and loved it, but still didn't know who was responsible for those enchanting sounds. We went through the J-card and found only the email address starting from two words "Cough Serenades". Who is that Cough Serenades dude? It's Robert Skrzynski, otherwise known as Micromelancolie (do you still remember his Zoharum CD entitled "It Doesn't Belong Here"?). For his second offering as ForrrestDrones (but the first one on CD format) Robert has created one long piece entitled "Najas Flexilis Exequiae". A perfect contemplative track which takes you on a trip to the woods in the middle of the night. It is the world straight from forgotten fairy tales from sallow books. The owl from the cover is your guide on this dreamy journey. Is the forest real or are we only dreaming? Are those clicks, crackles and pops the sounds of the fire burning or the vinyl being played? Is the melody you hear soothing or sinister? Many questions keep popping up while listening to "Najas Flexilis Exequiae". Are you ready to take the challenge and answer them for yourself?... The CD is housed in an ecopak sleeve and is strictly limited to 300 copies. The cover paintings and design was made by Wiktor Jackowski. "Najas Flexilis Exequiae" was mastered by Mateusz Wysocki (aka Fischerle). The whole production process was overseen by Michal Porwet. [press-release]
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FORTHCOMING FIRE -- "Siberian Summer" -- CD -- €11
2005 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 007 CD, (ltd. 500)
This MCD from the pre-Von Thronstahl project contains 5 tracks. The first track, "William Lovell", has been released on the long sold out Hyperium compilation in 1992. Based on the early novel from Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), a famous german romantic writer, it explores the embarrasment of the ambigous mind and delicately expresses the exhausted and unstable soul suffering. As one of the most romantic and fascinating composition of FF, we think it deserves to be released again as a brilliant in a crown of another perfect songs. "Siberian Summer", the title track, is charming ballad with russian lyrics sang by Rada Taratununa, comes in a version, different to the one included in the recent FF album "In Flammen". "Watching Rome Burn" is also released in a new version, less guitar-oriented and more electronic. "Velvet Little Lady", a nice dark-wave song of yearning and sadness, and "Licht eines erloschenen Sterns", an electronic cold meditative piece with post-apocalyptic mood, are previously unreleased. The overall result is a dark-folk/dark-wave record full of integrity and beauty. The edition comes in a special glossy package limited to 500 copies. Total playing time is 29 minutes. [label info]
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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)
Drone Rock / Metal. 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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FRAJERMAN, DENIS -- "Herbes & Golems" -- CD -- €10
2018 E-Klageto, Exklageto 17, (ltd. 500)
Experimental / Avantgarde / Ambient. Originally a member of the experimental French group PALO ALTO, Denis Frajerman is a poet first and a musician second. He plays with sounds the way others play with words. Indeed, his recordings have drawn their inspiration from texts by authors as varied as Antoine Volodine and Jacques Barbéri... This album is inspired by Manuela Draeger’s book Herbes et Golems, published by Editions de l’Olivier. Manuela Draeger is a post-exotic author. Postexoticism is a French literary movement led by Antoine Volodine. This is the following of the first album from Denis Frajerman called Les Suites Volodine (Noise Museum / Naïve, 1998).
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FRAKMUNDT -- "Heiwehland" -- CD -- €10
2011 Percht, Percht 19
After more than one year FRÄKMÜNDT are back with their new masterpiece „Heiwehland“ ( “Land of Nostalgia“). Sixteen unique, expressive and headstrong songs grant the listener a passionate glimpse of the alpine areas of Inner-Switzerland. On “Heiwehland”, accordeon, guitars, hurdy-gurdy, bass, flutes, and the percussion contributed by Merlin (ELUVEITIE) blend together to form the unique and unconventional Swiss Ur-Folk. A primordial male voice and spoken passages contrast with the powerful voice of Anneli. Furthermore Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE) and the renowned opera singer Christiane Boesiger contribute their guest vocals on two of the songs. New guitarist Guschti enriches the album with his string virtuosity. The varied songs in Swiss Alemannic dialect take you to a more than one hour long journey into the heart of the alps. They speak of historic events, tragic tales, frightening creatures, strange events, mysterious beings and the melancholic longing for a beautiful homeland that is disappearing in its original form but also about its outlasting beauty. As on the previous album “Urbärglieder”, traditional songs are reinterpreted and of course the comical and humorous elements have their place... This extensive digipak contains a twenty-page booklet full of breathtaking alpine photography and includes all the lyrics in Swiss Alemannic dialect as well as their description in English. [press-release]
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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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FRANCK, YANNICK & PIETRO RIPARBELLI -- "Whinny Muir" -- CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1148
Dark Ambient / Drone / Radionoise / Experimental. A singular long, deep moving, slow and expansive drone-track, built on always changing sonic masses, low frequencies, strong electric-electronic sounds, field recordings, feedback, buzzes, hisses, rough distortion, fading organ chords, cellos and orchestral parts. Alternation of progressive crescendos, ambiental pauses, sudden, dramatic and catchy dynamic shocks. An evolving and extraordinary trip through an obscure sonic journey, convincingly assembled by Italian Pietro Riparbelli (K11, PT-R) and Belgian Yannick Franck. (Y.E.R.M.O., Idiosyncrasia). [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 -- "Cubes" -- CD-R -- €10
2016 Reverse Alignment, RA-29, (ltd. 50)
Frans de Waard has been long time active as musician since the '80s and released several albums under named artists and groups such as Kapotte Muziek and Zebra. He's also been working for Staaplaat for 11 years. To me though he's best known as the editor of renowned Vital Weekly and such I first came in contact with him. On "Cubes" he act under his alias Freiband manipulating the sound material from the Ukrainian project Dao de Noize and set loose a 37 minute flood of noisy experimentalism. [label info]
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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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FREIBAND / KROMESHNA -- split -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2015 Ostroga, OTR-035, (ltd. 30)
Two different views on experimental music combined in one mini-album. Light sparkling light airplanes from the Netherlands. And cool down from the summer sun gloomy landscapes of Ural from Russia. Artwork and design by Vitaly Maklakov. Envelope of photographic paper 10 x 11.5 cm. [label info]
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FREQUENCY IN CYCLES PER SECOND / MAURIZIO BIANCHI -- "Chaotische Fraktale + Letzte Technologie" -- 2 CD -- €10
2006 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0612
Dark Ambient / Industrial / Experimental. A new double cd from Silentes, containing soundworks by 'Chaotische Fraktale' and 'Letze Technologie'. These works were sourced from collaborations between M.B./Maurizio Bianchi, and Frequency in Cycles for Second/Sandro Kaiser. A fascinating sonic mix of influences here... industrial, electro-experimentation, minimalism, noise, and deep-listening. Large, drone-based segments meld with the distant sounds of reverberating piano and soft whispered melodies. Dramatic and dark. Huge pools of sound, where the listener can float weightlessly between earthly calm and otherworldly discord. [press-release]
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FREQUENCY IN CYCLES PER SECOND / MAURIZIO BIANCHI -- "Der Abgrund" -- CD -- €10
2007 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 0719
Dark Ambient / Industrial / Experimental. After the recent edition in double CD of "Chaotishe Fraktale Letzte Technologie", Silentes introduces now the result of the new collaboration between Frequency in Cycles for Second (Sandro Kaiser) and Maurizio Bianchi. Music of the great dynamics and great dramatic mood, powerful, aggressive sounds, drones, sour electronic rumors, but also deep sounds underground, more static parts, dark and expanded atmospheres, dark and buried rhythmic mechanics movements, echoes of reverberating metals. Music of great effect joined to one quality of the recording to the top, for one rendered sonorous absolutely extraordinary and detailed. [press-release]
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FREY, JURG / RADU MALFATTI -- "II" -- 2 CD -- €18
2014 Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 072-2
Free Improvisation.

FRIEDEMANN -- "Indian Summer" -- CD -- €12
1987 Narada Equinox, CD-3002
Great mild New Age / Ambient inspired by indian summer. Digipak. [YAOP]

FRONTIER GUARDS -- "Predestination" -- CD -- €10
2008 Aliens Production, AP 18, (ltd. 550)
Cybernetic revolution in our community is getting new face and at ALIENS PRODUCTION we would like to present very promising project, that will make a debut in our label with very strong album. Dazing, dark ambiental surfaces in which are concentraiting various space dust and catastrophic references and heritage. Music, that will very fast drawn you and won't let you back. Bright palette of sounds, noises and unexpected turns will follow you during this whole space trip. To songs very often seconds hybrid beats and industrial marches. Mix of idm, ambient and synthetic electornics. On cd will be great remixes by projects like: Oxyd, Subheim and Anhedonia. In our family for now the most darkest album, that will tickle to imaginarilly tuned listeners and also this material will present by its visual concept excellent photographer Tom Galle and his futuristic compositions, that goes with this creative grown project. [press-release]
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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 -- "Likegyldig Raseri" -- CD -- €8
2011 Deleting Soul Records, DSR007 / Suffering Jesus Productions, SJP024

FROZEN OCEAN -- "Steamworks: Hibernation" -- CD-R -- €4
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 / HEATHER GRAVE -- "Beyond Anemonautics" -- CD -- €5
2019 Spectral Halls Productions, hall03, (ltd. 300)
Doom Metal / Blackgaze. A split between two Vaarwel's project - from melodic doom metal in 90's vibe to post rock shoegaze post black metal instrumental jaunt. [from the author]
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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]

FUNCTION FUKUSHIMA -- "Tears of Shamans" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 OtO, OtO 007, (ltd. 100)
Improv music from Japan.
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THE FUTURE / KURUM -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2018 Shift Lines, line 001, (ltd. 30)
Ambient / Experimental split between two mysterious projects.
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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.

GALATI -- "Silence [As A Din]" -- CD -- €12
2018 Databloem, DBCD080
Ambient / Soundscape. Galati is the work of Italian artist Roberto Galati, who creates dissonant soundscapes with an incredibly rich sound of layers of constantly shifting drones, (bass) guitar treatments, epic voices, ringing percussion, synthesized textures and unfathomable noises. An excellent album for those who like ambiance with a bit of an edge and sombre melody. 6-panel digipak. [label info]
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GALAXY THE INCUBATOR -- "UFO are Messengers of Satan" -- CD-R -- €7
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]

GALDRAREYNIR -- "Gal anda vidR" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 self-released, (ltd. 96)
Ritual Ambient. Young Russian project "inspired by old nordic mythology, traditional poetry and esoteric practices of ancient north... " Dark ritual ambient, 6 tracks and about 50 minutes filled with the sounds of shaman's drum, pipes, mouth harp, mysterious incantations, incomprehensible and indefinite noises. Technically the quality of recording isn't that high, but the atmosphere doesn't become weaker, on the contrary, with this kind of monolithic sound material this only adds some true liveness and rawness, this even resembles some kind of chtonic interpretation of the music from Finnish label Aural Hypnox. The last track with its crazy exorcist samples only adds a couple od drops of insanity to the overall gloomy picture.
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GALDRAREYNIR -- "Gal Anda VidR / Modra Wyrta" -- CD -- €7
2012/2020 Valgriind, VG63 / Garðarsk Uruz, URUZ ᚲ
Ritual / Dark Ambient. Garðarsk Uruz continues to explore the Nordic heritage of the Volkhov area, this time in cooperation with the brother label Valgriind, addressing to the works of the unique Ritual Ambient project GaldrareyniR from the ancient city of Holmgard (Veliky Novgorod), which hardly has any analogues on the world music scene. Dense and raw like swamped forests on the banks of the Volkhov river, a ritual canvas saturated with the live sounds of traditional instruments, inspired by the runic practices and the tradition of Edda. Having joined forces, the two labels have released the full discography of GaldrareyniR on two factory CDs, as his works were previously released only on self-made CD-Rs. The first CD includes the full-length album "Gal Anda VidR" from 2012 and a previously unreleased 15-minute track "Modra Wyrta". Jewel case. [label info]
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GALDRAREYNIR -- "SolarLjod" -- CD-R -- €5
2014 self-released, (ltd. 48)
Ritual Ambient. Second album of this Russian chtonic ritual project. From the very first minutes the listener gets sucked into a tight cavern of ventral saound, in a foggy veil of which one can feel rhythms, splutter of mouth harp, flute and guitar howls and mutter of endless incantations. Sometimes the texture of sound becomes more clear and spirits manifest themselves from emptiness, but mostly the matter flows like dense jelly and all images come out of focus. Recommended to the lovers of dark ritual psychedelia.
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GALDRAREYNIR -- "SolarLjod" -- CD -- €7
2014/2020 Valgriind, VG64 / Garðarsk Uruz, URUZ ᚷ
Ritual / Dark Ambient. The second disc from the reissue of the full archive of works of the Volkhov-area project GaldrareyniR contains its second full-length album "SolarLjod", originally released in 2014 as a small edition DIY CD-R. Nordic ritual action full of hypnotic vibrations of a mouth harp and a tambourine, dark forestal drones and an abundance of raw guitar clangs accompanying runic spells. Jewel case. [label info]
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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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GARET, RICHARD -- "Silver" -- CD -- €8
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]

GATE TO VOID -- "Black Empty Void II" -- CD-R -- €11
2017 Auditive Abstraction, AA0001, (ltd. 111)
Dark Ambient. "Once you have endured the Horrors revealed through the flesh sphere, there's still a long way to go in order to overpass the veil to a higher consciousness, and thus see/experience the light which emanate from Darkness. Black Empty Void part II is the sonorous expression of this journey. The Sinister path which each being have to cross in solitude." [label info]
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GEKATA -- "Ancaris" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 MIC Label, MIC 003
Industrial / Electro. The new album of GEKATA opens a new page in the ritual experiment of Natalia Korotaeva, started in the distant 2002. This time the melancholy of somnambulic noise constructions is accompanimented by beat, binding all this dense monochrome gothic ligature into a uniform mechanism of submission... Eight tracks - eight steps of immersion into the worlds full of fear and despair, and at the same time with desire to know all things on Earth - worthy of all respect. Anyway, it's better to listen by yourself, plunge into the atmosphere and feel everything. [label info] A project closely related to the Russian industrial / electro / EBM bands HOLOCODER and TORCH PROJECT.

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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GEN 26 -- "800,000 Genomes" -- CD-R -- €5
Smell The Stench, (ltd. 25)
Two rough pieces of harsh noise from the Slovenian artist: one from the studio, another live. Powerful. Coloured sleeve. [YAOP]

GENDER TROUBLE -- "Chokehair" -- CD -- €10
2016 Dark Vinyl, DV69
Rhythm N Noise / Industrial Noise Techno. Gender Trouble is a new project by R. Loren (Pyramids / Sailors With Wax Wings / White Moth) and Faith Malimba (Black Doll), along with guest collaborators including Kenneth Parker and Ashley Scott Jones, and vocal spots by Marissa Nadler, and Scout Pare Phillips, that explores the much ignored / maligned genre of Harsh Noise Wall through the prism of noise and techno / Rhythm'n Noise. [label info]

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 -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
1997/2016 Zoharum, ZOHAR 130-2, (ltd. 200)
Musique Concrete / Sound Collage. As the first one in GT Archive Series, we release the debut material entitled simply "Genetic Transmission" released earlier on an OBUH tape in 1997. Now enriched and mastered by Tomasz Twardawa. It has been 20 years since its first release, but the recordings of sonic search still sound fresh and intriguing. We will find here compositions kept in the characteristic style of GT: harsh, metallic sounds, a mechanical structure, brut collages created using only analog sources and recorded in exactly the same manner - without the use of computers. In these dense structures, the artist concluded his entire manifesto, a declaration of his own research which has been developed consistently through his next sessions. "Genetic Transmission 1" is the starting point of your adventure with this project. This reissue is strictly limited to 200 copies. [label info]
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GENETIC TRANSMISSION -- "Chrzaszcz Brzmi W Trzcinie" -- CD -- €10
2006/2016 Zoharum, ZOHAR 131-2, (ltd. 200)
Musique Concrete / Sound Collage. The second in GT Series Archive is the album entitled "Chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie" (A beetle buzzes in the reed - a Polish tounge twister), originally published on a CDR on Tochnit Aleph in 2006. In a short time it was sold out and practically until today the material has not been available in any other form. "Chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie" is a recording of the session based on the most primal sound sources which are only arranged in a suitable structures so that they form a concise material; however, they remained unchanged and no post-production was applied to them. The album consists of 6 compositions, about 60 minutes of industrial sound space characteristic of the work of Genetic Transmission. This reissue is strictly limited to 200 copies. [label info]
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GENETIC TRANSMISSION -- "Kapuke / Music For Vienna Aktionists" -- CD -- €10
2003/2019 Zoharum, ZOHAR 170-2, (ltd. 200)
Experimental. Consistently continuing the GT Archive publishing series, here is its sixth installment... On the album you will find recordings from two releases: "Kapuke" and "Music for Vienna Aktionists". The first part, originally released under the names Twardawa / Jankowski on MCDR, is a recording of sessions based on a large part of the prepared piano sounds and vocals. In fact, three people took part in the recording; Barbara's female voice appears as a guest. The second part of the album consists of seven tracks released originally on CDR, which was the first attempt at creating the soundtrack to the silent films of individual performative actions of the Vienna Actionists (including Otto Muehl and Günter Brus). At the same time, it was possible to present the material live together with moving pictures. Today one can enjoy the document to that event again... This reissue is strictly limited to 200 copies. [label info]
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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]

GENETIC TRANSMISSION -- "Spójrzcie Пожалуйста, Jakie Piękne Macie Gęby" -- CD -- €10
2002/2018 Zoharum, ZOHAR 170-2, (ltd. 200)
Experimental / Musique Concrète. We are consistently continuing our reissue series, aimed at reminding the most important materials from the large discography of Genetic Transmission. As the fifth in a row, we present the album "Spójrzcie Пожалуйста, Jakie Piękne Macie Gęby" originally released on CDR by D.S.B.M.W. in 2002. The sound of this album is composed of oscillate in the fields Tomasz Twardawa's project has already been known for (brutism, plunderphonics, field recordings, industrial). Unlike previous sessions, we find here many more experiments referring to cut-up techniques (in the tradition of NURSE WITH WOUND), sound preparation using (for the first time in the history of GENETIC TRANSMISSION) a computer, or building a kind of narrative that forms a sonic story without unambiguous content. The album was reissued in an ecopak and is limited to 200 copies only. [label info]
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GEROSTENKORP -- "Terre Brulee" -- CD -- €10
2009 OPN Records, OPNCD0010, (ltd. 500)
"French Experimental artist Gerostenkorp produces a tribalistic stomp that treads similar ground in different areas to Pain Teens and Swans. Gerostenkorp provide a futuristic soundtrack that works on subtle atmospheric ambience throughout. Ghostly ambient qualities dominate this album, yet it also changes its approach frequently. "Terre Brulee" seems industrial only in its electronic futurism, yet seems reach out further in its sound and ambitions. There is a sense of seductive French Neu Wave where the song overtakes the ambient passages" (Judas Kiss). Features guest appearances by Von Magnet and Terroritmo, bringing a theatrical dimension to the addictive tribal-oriented rhythmic Industrial soundscapes. Presented in a sumptuous 6-panel digipak. [Cold Spring]
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GEROSTENKORP & NEON RAIN -- "Io Non Ho Paura" -- CD -- €10
2008 OPN Records, OPNCD009, (ltd. 500)
The brand new split gathering Gerostenkorp & Neon Rain. Velluto Grigio & Profondo Giallo are 2 tracks dedicated to Dario Argento's works and Giallo movies. More than 50 minutes of Industrial Ambient "Giallo" music. Limited edition of 500 copies housed in a slim dvd package with full "Giallo" colour artwork. [label info]
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GERRARD, LISA & CYE WOOD -- "The Trail Of Genghis Khan" -- CD -- €14
2010/2017 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-75
With the greatest pleasure Infinite Fog Prod. presents "The Trail Of Genghis Khan" by Lisa Gerrard & Cye Wood! Whatever you know about Mongolia, hardly you could tell more than an Australian traveler Tim Kop, who left 3 years of his life in the marvelous Mongolian steppes, certainly taking with him far more impressions than many can take in his entire life. The film about this nomadic journey was released by the ABC Television Group, and has received many awards, including National Geographic (Australian Geographic)... The album ‘The Trail of Genghis Khan’ made by Cye Wood in collaboration with Lisa Gerrard sourced from material that Lisa and Cye produced for the documentary series ‘The Trail of Genghis Khan’. This album is an emotive interpretation of Tim Cope’s epic journey on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary. Drawing on inspiration from this rugged & majestic landscape and the culture & inhabitants of this unique part of the world, they have allowed their intuition to be the guiding force in the creation of these works... Lisa Gerrard, widely known for her magical voice, by the work in Dead Can Dance and the grandiose soundtracks, together with the Australian violinist multi-instrumentalist Cye Wood, currently based in Berlin, portrayed the emotions and impressions of the epic journey in musical form... Cye and Lisa, both extraordinary musicians who have devoted their entire lives to music since the early years, and it's no surprise that they could find the perfect mutual understanding and create such a wonderful album worthy of being named one of the best in the discography of both authors. Cye already had experience working with Lisa Gerrard as a violinist on her solo album "The Black Opal" 2009. And a year later the first full-length joint work "The Trail of Genghis Khan" was ready. Charming melodies, excellent arrangements, perfectly balanced atmosphere and a bewitching plot of songs, all this in a compartment with the inimitable vocals of Lisa Gerard is "The Trail of Genghis Khan". [label info]
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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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GIFFONI, CARLOS -- "Severance" -- CD -- €10
2010 Hospital Productions, HOS-253
After developing his calling card on Adult Life and The Eternal releases, Carlos Giffoni defines his signature with compositional electronic music. Melding the analog drone colliding tonality of the past expressions and inducing minimalist sequencer details, a pure electronic landscape is cultivated that nurtures the formation a man makes in stepping from the mysteries of youth into adulthood. [label info]
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GIFFONI, CARLOS / PRURIENT -- "Heavy Rain Returns" -- CD -- €10
2006 iDEAL Recordings, iDEAL030
Noise. "Heavy Rain Returns" is a truly monumental album. Recorded in Bushwick, New York, its an intense trip into harsh noise and electronic sickness. Carlos Giffoni is maybe best known for his great "Welcome Home" record for Important and his curator skills are infamous through his No Fun Fest in Brooklyn. Prurient is Dominick Fernow (Vatican Shadow) who operates the Hospital Productions label. Here we hear two of the US-noise scene's most important creators together - pure harsh-power-noise energy hitting you hard. [Cold Spring]
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GINTAS K -- "Dimensions" -- CD -- €8
2016 Frozen Light, FZL 042, (ltd. 300)
“Dimensions” by Lithuanian composer Gintas K was prepared as a live-in-studio recording to be presented at ISEA2015 (The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art) during the main exhibition program “Immersive Sound Room”; Vancouver, Canada, August 14-18, 2015. “Dimensions” was created and performed using Plogue Bidule software and various VST plugins. The plugins were assigned and controlled by midi keyboard and midi controllers. All the elements were played live and engaged with improvisation, granules, noise and the computer as instrument. Relationships are formed between composed, live playing, improvisation, and generative software. Similarly, connections are made between vintage electroacoustic, digital noise and a soft touch. [label info]
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GINTAS K -- "Low" -- CD -- €10
2016 Opa Loka Records, OL16008
Electroacoustic / Experimental. Low is a third and last album from an album trilogy by Gintas K. The first one was Lovely Banalities (Crónica, 2009), second – Slow (Bascaru, 2013). In Low Gintas K continues to explore microgranulated textures, deconstruction of melodic elements, and sonic plasticities that are altogether melted into blurred colors of acidulous tonalities and dynamic mixtures of metallic sonic palettes. Eleven short melancholic reminiscent pieces are presented in the album. [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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GITANE DEMONE QUARTET -- "Past The Sun" -- CD -- €10
2016 Dark Vinyl, DV72
There are a lot of known variables to the members of the GITANE DEMONE QUARTET. The precision punk chording of RIKK AGNEW (Adolescents / Christian Death / Social Distortion). The dexterous textured and sophisticated keyboard work of Paul Roessler (The Screamers / 45 Grave / Nina Hagen Band). The nimble and persuasive percussion electronics of DEB VENOM (Aunty Trust). And the fore, the voice like no other, the darkly compelling and poetic wailing of GITANE DEMONE (Christian Death / The Crystelles). Together they generate a unique sound seeming with vitality and rich in imagination thar far outstrips the sum of ist parts. Flirting with the most aggressive and surreal elements of each of their past projects, the GITANE DEMONE QUARTET stirs a violent cauldron that splashes out far beyond parameters of any genre expected of them. They haunt. They rock. They love. [label info]
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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 -- "Pestilence Beholden" -- CD -- €10
2016 Malignant Records, TumorCD97
Since its inception in 2009, Grant Richardson’s Gnawed has propelled itself into the top tier of heavy electronics and death industrial with a stream of high quality releases over a variety of formats. For his 3rd full length disc, Pestilence Beholden, the template set forth by prior works remains intact, but is dragged down into an even darker space, this time enriched by added layers of foreboding atmospherics and foggy ambience. Make no mistake, this is Gnawed through and through, but Pestilence Beholden is even more sculpted and refined than before, finding an intersection between tensile dread and controlled aggression, as ominous synth beds and throbbing drones are augmented with the cataclysmic reverberations, resonating scrapyard acoustics, and mechanized dirge you’ve come to expect. Recorded in industrial complexes in and around Minneapolis, the sound here is deep and immense, once again solidifying Gnawed in a category all their own. [label info]
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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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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]

GOATROPE -- "Walls" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench, (ltd. 40)
Exactly an hour of muffled static black & white Harsh Noise Wall. Sleeve. [YAOP]

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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GONZALES, MARTINEZ -- "Dakstins" -- CD -- €6
2008 Lagunamuch Community, LMC555
Martinez Gonzalez is a multi-instrumental prodigy from Riga, Latvia. Dakstins (roof tiles) is his first solo work. Before this release Gonzalez took part and experimental music and jazz projects. Dakstins consists of pearl playing the strings of a human heart. The music is the basis, the mosaic of pictures from your dreams and fantasies. [label info]
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GOPOTA -- "Knots of Fear" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Torga Amun, Amun-096, (ltd. 50)
Harsh noise / power electronics. The first album of the project with the name speaking for itself ("gopnik" in Russian means smth like "mobster"). Themes of violence, barbarism and other diseases of modern society. Critical realism served in a rough manner of execution. [label info]
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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 -- €5
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 -- €5
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 -- €5
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 -- "XXXIV CIF. Buga (Sacral Geography)" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 Torga Amun, Amun-142, (ltd. 20)
Industrial / Darkwave. New "exploration" album / report by GORDUW featuring Vitaly Maklakov. Simple sleeve.
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GORODEZKII, YURA -- "2016" -- CD-R -- €5
self-released
Harsh Noise from the Moscow musician Yura Gorodezkii. Eight short tracks with a total duration of about 12 minutes. Hand-painted CD-R coves in a PVC-case with an attached photo and a collage insert.

GOROVOY, PROHOR -- "Don Juan" -- CD-R -- €5
2016/2017 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-104, (ltd. 30)
Experimental / Ambient / Noise.
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GOROVOY, PROKHOR & ARSENY LITVIN -- "Zima" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_14, (ltd. 26)
Noise / Experimental. Mail collaboration of two Russian musicians from Sratov and Novosibirsk. 50-minute noise suite inspired by the poetry of Aleksei Kruchenykh. This canvas is full of details, it will lead you through the winter of futuristic dimensions: from barely heard to loud and widescale. We recommend listening in headphones on full volume. And hibernate. CD-R with printed surface, packed in a half-DVD-box. [label info]
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GOROVOY, PROKHOR / MAKLAKOV, VITALIY / VYAZKIY SHARAB -- "K.U. 17.03.2015" -- CD-R -- €5
2015 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-094, (ltd. 15)
Experimental noise session. Documentation of the creative meeting of three artists. [label info]
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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 / 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 / MSBR / NOTCHNOI PROSPECT -- "Japanoise Action in Russia" -- CD -- €10
1998/2019 Insofar Vapor Bulk, IVBCD13, (ltd. 100)
It was the first and the only performance of MSBR and Government Alpha in Moscow and also the first presentation of Japanese noise artists in Russia in general. The event, curated by Moscow based publisher and promoter Dennis Danchenko, took place at Moscow underground venue "Krai" (End/Edge). The supporting band was Moscow post-industrial formation Notchnoi Prospekt (Alexei Borisov, Richardas Norvilla, Roman Lebedev). The 3rd track of the album is a recorded jam between all participating musicians and some members of the audience, young underground musicians Roman Sidorov (Staruha Mha), Eugene Voronovsky (Cisfinitum) and Ivan Tikhomirov (Moscow Holocaust Soundtrack). The CD also contains a bonus section of 3 tracks of recycled material: Notchnoi Prospect reworking recordings of MSBR and Government Alpha, and T.A. Lab reworking MSBR. The artwork includes a replica of the original club's ticket.
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GRAND NORD -- "Cinq" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Turgid Animal, TA105

GRASSOW, MATHIAS -- "The World Wars I & II - A Symphony Of Steel" -- 4 CD -- €25
2019 GS Productions / Небосвод, (ltd. 200)
Ambient. The topic of this new album has long been close to my heart. Both world wars significantly changed the world and still influence our daily lives today... No matter from which side one looks at these two wars, terrible atrocities would be committed everywhere. With this work I want to use the music as a non-verbal means of communication. I would like to transform bewilderment and dismay into inner peace and silence in the heart and wish that this has been achieved. Right now we are in such dire need of looking closely at what is happening politically with humans and the environment worldwide. This work, which I call my most important work, stands for forgiveness and love. It is dedicated to all the dead and suffering. It affects us all - everyone and everywhere. [from the author] 8-panel 4-CD digipak, comes with a poster.
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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 & CLOSING THE ETERNITY -- "s/t" -- CD -- €15
2016/2019 Aquarellist, aquarel 48-19, (ltd. 150)
Ambient / Drone. Reissue of the untitled album released on cassette in 2016 by ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ as a limited edition of 77 copies. For this CD edition the new mix was made in January 2018. "Inspired by the astonishing nature of Ural region and folk stories from "The Malachite Box" cycle by Pavel Bazhov (goo.gl/dqDhSG), this collaboration between German drone maestro Mathias Grassow and prominent Russian project Closing The Eternity reveals thoroughly crafted aural world, where deep chthonic drones interact with huge ambiences and multiple percussion sounds. Constantly breathing, organic, always changing and yet truly monolithic sound, which tells stories about hidden secrets of the earth..." [from the original press-release]

GRASSOW, MATHIAS & JIRI MAZANEK -- "Inner Path" -- CD -- €10
2008 Nextera, ERA 2051-2
Inner Path – the idea of combining pure handplayed acoustic instruments with modern electronics, samples and nature-sounds. With a spiritual sight behind, Inner path is open for free direction and interpretation nevertheless with a strong focus inside ourselves by considering the existence here on earth as ONE of many journeys back into the inner light. This work is a remembrance... Mathias Grassow: electronic creations, nature-sounds, singing-bowls, voice. Jiri Mazanek: 86-string zither, 8-string kantele, 5-string kantele, guitar, overtone singing. [label info]
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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 -- "Chlorophyll Flood" -- CD -- €23
2005 Steinklang Industries, SKD 08
Re-release of this great Power Electronics album from Swedens Noise-Terrorists. Originally released as a CDR edition of 100 copies only! This CD-version was totally remastered in the Steinklang-Studios and comes with new artwork and 2 unreleased bonus-tracks from the same time. [label info]

GREEN ARMY FRACTION -- "Norrlandsvisor" -- 3"CD-R -- €8
2005 Misanthrope Studio, MS015, (ltd. 200)
Power Electronics / Noise.

GREEN ARMY FRACTION / THIRD MIND -- "Basement Conspiracy" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Zero Tolerance, Zero01, (ltd. 200)
Power Electronics split. Limited edition to 200 copies with inserts, wrapped in a mini fold out poster.

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 wi