"Your sister, – he says, – plays very well. Doesn't she want to study at the conservatory?"...
"No, – I say to him, – she already studies a ferro-concrete speciality".
Arkady Gaidar. "Timur and his crew".
We continue the archaelogical excavations in the subsoil of underground physical editions. Those who follow the Russian scene might be interested to check out the new editions by the labels Status Prod.
, Frozen Light
, Infinite Fog Productions
, Evil Dead Productions
, [electrotapes archive]
and projects Kshatriy
International scene is presented by such labels as VOLOK Records
(UA), Unexplained Sounds Group
/ Eighth Tower Records
(IT), Reverse Alignment
(IT/SE), Nuit Et Brouillard / Force Majeure
(DK), Telesterion Records (NO), Freak Animal
(FI), Input Error
(UK) and :retortae:
This 47th issue celebrates a small five-year anniversary of the ZHELEZOBETON mixes series:
It's summertime now, heavy heat and unwillingness to do anything, but ZHB distro continues to ride on the rails of musical insanity like an armored train lost in its own world – near two hundred new additions to our mailorder during the last month, a good half of which are tape releases.
This time we got new titles from the Russian labels Paper Moon Republic
, Noyade Records
/ Perspex Icon
, Dödens Kultur, COD Noizes
, Pearly Snowdrift
, Agfa Archive
, Luxury Terrace
, and Nazlo Records
The international scene is represented by the selections from such labels as St.An.Da / 13 / Silentes / Oltrelanebbiailmare
(Italy), Cold Spring
(UK), Absurd Exposition
/ Scream & Writhe
(Denmark), as well as the huge amount of ambient & noise tapes & records from a wide variety of musicians and publishers from around the world.
Some of this music is featured in our new mix:
We havn't been idle for the past two months! Just look at our awesome new releases! The new album of the Finnish magician Umpio
"Insektio" sounds like a pack of microphones shoved into an anthill, and it looks just as good. An electroacoustic symphony dedicated to the life of insects through the prism of a noise musician's perception. The release is available on CDs (300 copies) and audio-cassettes with full-body UV-printing (100 copies).
The second release is a commemorative compilation dedicated to the Solar Systo Togathering 2020
festival and particularly to the work of the stage called "Gudelnaya Polyana" (Russian for "Droning Glade"). Three CDs in 6-panel digisleeve, 28 tracks, 3 hours of live recordings straight from the woods of the Karelian Isthmus. Highly recommended for deep immersion in the atmosphere of Russian forest ambient music.
Our distro catalog has been updated with a considerable number of new products from such labels as Zaimka
(hand-made editions by Vitaly Maklakov from Kamensk-Uralsky), NEN Records
(three new cassettes), Ultrasomnambula U
(new album of Monument Strakha), kultFRONT
(reissue of Majdanek Waltz' works "Hamlet's Childhood" and "Cold"), Operator Produkzion
/ Dödens Kultur / Garðarsk Uruz
, Noyade Records
/ Perspex Icon
, a newly found Muslimgauze recording from Aquarellist
and a cassette with live material from Staalplaat
(Netherlands), a split of the promising Russian project Lords Of Infinity
with Robin Storey (Rapoon
), a new album from the Siberian dark ambient project Spiral Vremeni
and their neofolk side-project Pleroma Orchestra
, a selection of cassettes from the Moscow label Nazlo Records
, St. Petersburg's Psychomor Rec.
, Greek E.C.T. Records
, as well as new works from Aural Hypnox
(Finland), Wagner Ödegård
(France) and much more!
Our traditional podcast with selected tracks from this update is available at mixcloud:
After a relatively long hiatus in publishing activity, we are finally pleased to present a couple of new releases! The first is a new full-length album by the respected duet of Alexander Lebedev-Frontov
and Nick Sudnik
"Dadacacophonia Dao". A mind-bending audio collage with trademark sonic density and multitude of meanings. Released on cassettes in 70 numbered copies.
The second release is published as part of the Zhelezobeton Distribution Division
series together with the BioSonar^Labyrint
label, it's a CD with live recordings of Petrograd Drone Gathering
from 2016-2019. Factory-pressed CD in cardboard boxes with silk-screen printing and hand-made inserts, edition of 112 copies.
New distro stuff from local Russian scene: tapes, CDs and records from such projects as Tremorkikimor
, YAO 91404 D, Zhavoronskaya
and the labels Fulldozer
, Evil Dead Productions
, Extra Notes
and Paper Moon Republic
. Other updates from different parts of the globe came from Zoharum
(Denmark), Input Error
(UK), Rumour Rest
(USA) and The Ceiling
Some of this you can hear in our March podcast:
The time has come again to plunge headlong in the abyss of dark, unusual and obscure music! About 150 new titles have arrived in our distro catalogue, including new items from the Russian labels Agfa Archive
(sub-label of Ufa Muzak), Iconic Promo
(reissue of the very first tape by Zuboff Sex Star, videotape with the movie "Tinnitus" dedicated to Dmitry Vasilyev, and a lathe-cut from the project Dark Glass
), the debut album by the Russian-Dutch electro-industrial duo Razmotchiki Katushek
(released by Zaplatka
), new ambient albums from ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ
and Global Pattern
(including one more VHS with video art), as well as many kilometers of magnetic tape from Nazlø Records
, Post-Materialization Music
, Glass Jelly Souffle
New international stuff features the reissue of Maeror Tri "The Singles" CD from the Belgian label EE Tapes
, some classic releases from Dutch Staalplaat
, and a decent amount of CDs and tapes from various European and American artists performing ultra-heavy styles of electronic music (PE/HN).
February mix with selected material from the update is waiting for you here:
Thanks to everyone who took part in the WINTER SALE
! We were able to free up our shelves a bit and raise funds for the upcoming titles. You still have the last chance to shop with a 50% discount – the sale will continue until February 28th.
January usually seems to be a quite lazy month, but not this year, just look at all this new stuff! Fresh releases from the Moscow label Frozen Light
, a reissue of an early album of a Russian experimental new wave band Notchnoi Prospekt
), a cassette with remixes of tracks by Kryptogen Rundfunk
), a collection of editions from the St. Petersburg art community UtrovortU
, a couple of new recordings from Pustota (BioSonar^Lo-End
), an album of the Russian project Jagath
on the cult UK label Cold Spring
Aside from the local scene – a massive update from the Ukrainian labels VOLOK Records
and Red Engineering Production
, new records from German Drone Records
, and a first solo album of its boss and a member of the legendary bands Troum and Maeror Tri Stefan "Baraka[H]" Knappe on taâlem
, new tapes from Danish Janushoved
, a selection of releases from the UK project Delphium
and his label Aquese Recordings, plus a lot of CDs from the Dutch ambient label Databloem
got back in stock.
As always, selected tracks from these updates are featured in the January mix:
And a bonus mix again, this time a recording of a vinyl set, played by DJ Kryptogen at a cryptorave party "Noise Walk With Me":
I'll also remind you that we're still having the WINTER SALE
. If you order 10 (or more!) items from the distro catalogue
, marked with a [-50%]
sign, they will cost you half the price. A part of the second hand list
is also included in the sale, these items are marked by green colour.
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