Now's the time for our wonderful mailorder update. This time ravenouse listeners will be pleased by the new music from such labels as: Autarkeia, Deserted Factory, Punch Productions, Construct.Destroy.Collective, XV Parówek, Eibon Records, Drone Records and many more. We're also glad because of the new releases of Russian projects: Tsaraas, Velehentor, Ritual Front, Reutoff, 1g0g and labels Operator Produkzion, Dars Records, ElectroIndustria, Ewers Tonkunst and Tesla.

Live music can be heard at the following gigs:

21.05.2008 - Firewalking
(St. Petersburg, club "Place". Address - "Baltiyskaya" or "Narvskaya" subway stations, ul. Marshala Govorova 47.)

(Moscow, cultural centre "DOM". Address - "Novokuznetskaya" sub station, Bolshoy Ovchinnikovsky per., 24, building 4. Phone - (495) 953-72-36. Beginning at 20:00. Ticket price - 400 RUR.) More info in Russian...

(St. Petersburg, Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21). Address - Ploschad Vosstaniya subway station, Pushkinskaya ul., 10 (entrance from Ligovsky pr., 53). Phones: (812) 764-52-58, (812) 764-52-63. Beginning at 20:00. Ticket price - 300 RUR.)

(St. Petersburg, Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21). Address - Ploschad Vosstaniya subway station, Pushkinskaya ul., 10 (entrance from Ligovsky pr., 53). Phones: (812) 764-52-58, (812) 764-52-63. Beginning at 20:00.)

Let the power be with you, comrades!



Some new reviews of our releases:

Nazi Bastards From Aldebaran "Invasion" CD-R (ZHB-XIV):
by David vander Merwe @ Connexion Bizarre: http://www.connexionbizarre.net/reviews/r_nazibastardsfromaldebaran_i.htm

V/A "Muzyka Voln" CD (MV-I):
by Bauke van der Wal @ Connexion Bizarre: http://www.connexionbizarre.net/reviews/r_va_mv.htm
by Maurizio Pustianaz @ Chain D.L.K.: http://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=4304



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]

Aa1 -- "Live at Electroline" -- CD-R -- €6
2007 Dars Records, DR10CD
aa1 (Vasily Kuznetsov) - master of performances from Ural whose concepts are always unexpected and very interesting. All compositions are created by means of own musical algorithms developed in PD environment. Each performance of aa1 is unique, because it does not have in advance prepared loops, melodies, rhythmic figures. Music is created in the course of a concert, live, from prerecorded soundbites and generated sounds. This CD is a recording of an improvised a concert at the first South Ural electronic music festival Electroline (Russia) in 2005. It's a 50-minute mix of sound-collaging, electroacoustics, ambient, and minimal noise. [label info]

Abandoned Child -- "Ascension" -- CD-R -- €7
2004 Deserted Factory, DF011
Ascension is the latest and most developed abandoned child release to date. The first of the disc's two sonic tapestries is a trip into the back roads and desolate plains of America. Here we find dark ambience meeting with bayou-esque guitars, radio static, noise, and real answering machine messages. The listener is taken on the path of one of the abducted, as seen through the eyes of a drifter. Haunting keyboards then float out into the main Trip of this epic, a 20+ minute hallucinogenic journey for pyschonauts and experimental pilots alike. At times rumbling from the far reaches of space, at others the skittering of millions of beetles in a sewer drain, Ascension twists and turns through 7 visions of godhead, flotin' through the ocean, and the city's filthy underground. If you like your music on the bizarre, transcendent, tripped out side: this is for you. Abandoned Child is the creation of the desolate one, also of recant. This is the first Abandoned Child release for Deserted Factory records. This release comes in beautiful full color artwork and professional jewel case packaging. [press-release]
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Abandoned Shelter -- "Yersinia Pestis" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Construct.Destroy.Collective, CDC009, (ltd. 166)
Abandoned Shelter is the first non-Slovak release on C.D.C. The artist comes from Bulgaria and creates great darkambient, heavily atmospheric, with eastern-european undertones. Yersinia Pestis is a conceptual album dedicated to the Black Plague, which will take you to dark places in medieval times, when the horror of the Plague was omnipresent. CDR in square DVD cover, limited to 166 handnumbered copies. 8 tracks, 40 minutes. [press-release]
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ADTX -- "Digestion" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 XV Parowek, XVP45, (ltd. 100)
A mail collab recorded by these Polish musicians: Arszyn, Dawid Chrapla, Thaw and XV Parowek. Tunnels of abstract, abrasive electronics. CDR comes in pink paper envelope, with color cover, insert and print on the cdr. Limited to 100. [press-release]
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AIT! -- "Romanticismo Oltranzista" -- CD -- €14
2007 Punch Productions, PP020
Ladies and Gentlemen: Mr. AIT! is back at last to reveal himself with a new kinky show for those of you having lost their heart in a dark Italian discotheque, some thirty years ago. With a couple of hard-boiled songs and a boxful of extremist love letters this obscure erotique one man orchestra gets its stylish fists right into the face of todays fashion kids. Too strong to be pussy. Too pussy to be romantic. A bizarre cup of circus fun served in a Jess Franco ballet dance through hell. Remember the mirrorballs and watch this whole unique striptease from lounge to funk to rock'n'punk. Everything in here, more than a spicy cocktail. All shaken not stirred. A punch of its own! Comes in beautiful digipak including a 28 pages booklet with all lyrics in italian and english too! [press-release]
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Alio Die & Martina Galvagni -- "Eleusian Lullaby" -- CD -- €14
2008 Projekt, PRO00208
Eleusian Lullaby is a sensual ethereal-ambient collaboration between Italian soundsculptor Stefano Musso (aka Alio Die) and Italian singer Martina Galvagni. It is the third release in Projekt's series of Alio Die's vocal collaborations following 2001's Apsaras (with Amelia Cuni) and 2005's Mei-Jyu (with Jack or Jive). Eleusian Lullaby blends the natural, warm and earthy ambient compositions of Alio Die with the elegant, neo-classical voice of Martina, merging notes and silence into an expanded dreamscape. This is lullaby music like an aural caress from darkness into the light. The combination of the vocal melodies with the abstract qualities of the loops and instruments creates a suspended near-dream space, intimate and sensual at the same time. [label info]
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Amon / Nimh -- "Sator" -- CD -- €12
2007 Eibon Records, Amn069
AMON (Andrea Marutti), the most important and estabilished italian Dark-Ambient project, and NIMH (Giuseppe Verticchio), a well-known and eclectic alchemist of electronic-ethnic–acoustic-ambient sound mixtures, worked side by side for some weeks to create their first collaborative effort. SATOR is a granitic and majestic work, a musical journey through time and history that throws the listeners into the most remote abysses of Earth. Massive magmatic sounds mixed with the technologic and synthetic vibrations of oscillating sinewaves & with frosty isolationist timbres programmed through fluxes of information written in binary code… In digisleeve. [press-release]
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ARC -- "Arkhangelsk" -- CD -- €11
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]

Arche -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €12
2001 Nefryt, N 008, (ltd. 222)
The project musicians from Ucho & Solaris (Marek Rybicki & Rafal Detkos) with Piotr Piotrowski (philosopher, astrologer & singer). Space journey on two basses, electronics, tapes, objects & voice. Secret music, psychedelic atmosphere, between dream and reality. Special A5 cover. Limited & numbered edition of 222 copies. [press-release]

Arszyn -- "Z Werszkow Pierwszy" -- CD-R -- €12
2002 Nefryt, N 010, (ltd. 222)
Noises, strange rhythms, concrete sounds, ambient - a new Polish project's debut. Great postindustrial collages. Special A5 cover. Limited i numbered edition of 222 copies. [press-release]

Aube -- "Ambera Planeta Wawar" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 025
AUBE Ambera Planeta Wawar goldenCD was the first bootleg issued by AUTARKEIA label. However, after the author Akifumi Nakajima apologised to us for his "negligence“, the misunderstandings between AUTARKEIA and Akifumi were cleared out. In the meantime after the author recognised the bootleg, AUBE Ambera Planeta Wawar goldenCD has acquired a new status. This publication has become an official release of the project, while its previous concept (that of a bootleg) became meaningless. The exclusive record by the Japanese genius is based on excellent psychedelic ambient and the collages of extreme, structural noise music. The release is sold in an elegant digipack, which is probably the first in AUBE history. [press-release]
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Aube -- "Ricochetentrance" -- CD -- €12
1999 Lunar, L 199904, (ltd. 1000)
All composed, mixed, recorded and designed at Studio Mecca, Kyoto, Japan, August-October 1998 using only the water as source material.

Beltaine -- "Drzewo i Kamien" -- 3"CD-R -- €8
Malachit, m 007
Seven tracks: beatiful acapella & songs inspired by folk and medieval music. Keybords, bas, guitars, dulcimers, bells, tenor flute, cithern. Fantastic singings (own language!!!) - it's hard to believe, but all the voices are sing by one man!!! [press-release]

Beta Two Agonist -- "Zero Point Field" -- CD -- €12
2007 Databloem, DBCD 016
Minimal glitchy atmosphere's, soft rhythms and gentle shades of melody. Databloem is so good at finding new talent in ambient electronica, and they have really outdone themselves this time in bringing listeners the fresh sounds of Beta Two Agonist. [label info]

Bleiburg -- "Way Of Crosses" -- CD -- €11
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 009
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]

Canaan -- "The Unsaid Words" -- CD -- €12
2006 Eibon Records, Can060
4 long years have passed since "A calling to weakness". But finally CANAAN are back...... stronger than ever....... If ACTW was a moan of pain, "The unsaid words" is a chant of knowledge. Of the knowledge of an unstoppable physical and psychical withering. Dark, profound, sinister music. No other band sounds like this........ [press-release]
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Changes -- "Legends" -- mCD -- €13
1998/2007 Hau Ruck!
1998 album, newly arranged and remixed from the original masters.

Chaos Research -- "Revelations" -- CD -- €10
2006 Deserted Factory, DF027
Chaos Research is the new solo project of Marko (Gravehill) M. Hautamaki, also known from such bands as Majesty (the doom metal act from Finland), Two Witches (the gothic rock act from Finland/Germany), SinMasters (multi-national fetish dance-metal), ex-Shade Factory (finnish ebm-band) and Gravehill Paris Witch (experimental dark ambient from Germany/Finland/USA). He is also busy doing session appearances, film music and remixes for various other bands. The music style of Chaos Research is unique combination of neo-classical, (dark) ambient, ethno and electronic music. [press-release]
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The Circular Ruins -- "The Alchemy Concert" -- CD -- €12
2005 Databloem, DBCD 011
The Circular Ruins live from the Atmostreams web broadcast of June 2004. An alchemical mix of rhythms, ambience, and leads. "Anthony Paul Kerby cites Schulze and Namlook as influences on his web-site. I don't think he's far behind those two! If you like your EM with a contemporary flavour I strongly recommend this CD." - WP / Synth Music Direct. [label info]

The Circular Ruins -- "Empathy Test" -- CD -- €12
2003 Databloem, DBCD 005
Subtle ambient and groove-ambient innovations. This work is elegant and well done, and the artist knows just how much color and shading to use. The masterful blend of analog and digital synth keeps the sound warm and organic, while expressing cybernetic and futuristic moods. Recommended ...fans of The Circular Ruins will have to own this, and for the uninitiated it's a great place to start. [label info]

The Circular Ruins -- "Realm of Possibility" -- CD -- €12
2002 Databloem, DBCD 002
Ryhthmic ambient excursions: deep, complex, and beautiful. "Part of the strength of Circular Ruins material is the sheer attention to microscopic detail. One feels as if one is inside the machine, while at the same time still acting as audience to the vast sonic tapestry performed." - Brian Bieniowski. [label info]

Comando Suzie -- "Pobres Chavales" -- CD -- €13
2007 Punch Productions, PP024, (ltd. 333)
The spanish duo present their debut album "Pobres Chavales", offering us 11 new-wave/electro-pop beautiful songs. Love, desire, remorse and punishment stories of a sick city (Barcelona) sung by the sexy-dark voice of Comandante Raul with his sarcastic style. [label info]

Corpoparassita -- "Bambinocheride" -- CD-R -- €7
2004 Deserted Factory, DF025, (ltd. 200)
Second coming for Corpoparassita, a schizofrenic and morbid dark-ambient duo from Italy. 6 tracks for an arsh trip throughout the darkness and obsessions hiding in men's mind. Pain, suffering and crepuscolar atmospheres crafted in cold and death kidnap listeners in a psychotic daze, where occultism, nihilism and hallucination become as one. WARNING: Some screams are from real car accident recordings. [press-release]
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Cuni, Amelia -- "Sings Dhrupad" -- CD -- €12
1998 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 014
Master of dhrupad traditional indian chant present an exceptional performance live in Bombay. On this recording, Amelia Cuni presents two ragas, both of which, according to the time-theory of Indian music, are prescribed for early morning performance, and are associated with a devotional mood. They form a part of Amelia's single most brilliant concert appearance in India, which catapulted her into celebrity status. Ms. Cuni is recognised today as the finest non-Indian exponent of vocal music in the mideaval Dhrupad style, and probably the only significant Dhrupad vocalist amongst women anywhere. Ms. Cuni's achievement is exceptional because of her command over all the departments of the art form -- the grammar of the Raga melodic structures, the rhythmic disciplines, sensitivity to the literary content of the poetic form, and the distinctive technique of voice production with its demands on breath-control, lung-power, and tonal precision... [label info]

Cymphonic -- "Strataradialis" -- CD -- €12
2007 Databloem, DBCD 07018
Multi layered original sounds and "Biospheric" elements, smoothly woven into first class ambient. A fairytale caught in music. [label info]

D-Darkradioinduztrie -- "Appunti di Dolore Metropolitani" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Deserted Factory, DF029, (ltd. 100)
This Italian (i guess?) artist is not familiar to me from before, despite the fact that he (?) seems to be making music with an experienced touch. Appunti di Dolore Metropolitani is music that could be best described as industrial compositions. The sound world is rough and distorted, but at the same time very musical, even melodic. On one side this reminds me of Bad Sector, but something in the cold and concrete feel is closer to Wilt. Opening track Paure che affiorano dalle tenebre.. fails to create any other impression than of the kind of sad droning soundscape that has already been heard enough times. The second track Note fra macchine meretrici.. manages to turn my head around completely with its beautiful melodies. The impression is something like very beautiful classical music was being played with an industrial music sound palette. This gives it the same charm that many russian industrial artists have (this should not be mixed with the kind of cliche melancholia represented by CMI at its worst). Unfortunately the record fails to bring another track of the same beauty, although it often comes close - especially on the ending track Canti delle madri e nuove battaglie industriali.. A promising name, worth getting to know especially for fans of genuinely emotional soundscapes a la Reutoff. [John Bjorkman / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys]

D/O -- "Oneiric Traces" -- CD -- €18
2008 Projekt, PRO00208
Electronic and etnic soundscapes with didjeridoo and indian enviromental sound sources. [label info] Long sold out from the label.

DJ GOLUBb -- "Generation Of Bastards" -- CD -- €11
2008 Tesla, nT02
Great debut CD from a promising Russian newcomer. D.J. GOLUBb isn't a DJ as it would may seems - the name just means "Destroying Justice Dove" and he writes and plays his own music, being one of the favorite live acts on the Russian dark dancefloor. Many of this album tracks such as "Reason", "Beat Of God" or "ListenTi" are already well-established club hits here and the crowd is always active when they are playing. Musically it's a mix between dark electro patterns, trancey loops and catchy poppy melodies layered into thick danceable basslines and sometimes noisy straight beats. "Generation Of Bastards" could be a good break in-between listening to more harsh and dark noisy stuff - it gives some rest to the ears with its clear sound, still keeping the power and mood of true violent distorted beatz artifacts. And, sure, it's a good chance for a brutal noise lover to involve his tender girlfriend into his favorite music :) [press-release]

Donis -- "Alexandreia" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 018, (ltd. 500)
Donatas Bielkauskas - the man having keen ear, primeval curiosity, solid musical education and exquisite taste, who has released into the world the musical project DONIS (tribute in Prussian) - expands the space of creative quests with every new album until it transgresses this single regular cultural medium - music related with the tradition of Lithuanian ethnos, which he is the expert of. This time the artist has embarked on a new challenging journey, that is, to compose music revealing the unknown spirit of antiquity. His efforts have resulted in Alexandreia album that serves as a deep, pure and dreamy manifest to the ancient times. Tranquil, transparent and persuasive ambient stream prevails in the tracks. The archaic winds of different nations tastefully add to it in some of the tracks. These include hornpipe, bagpipes, mesmerising rhythms of tabor and mystifying bells. Soft and velvety voice of vocalist Alwyda, who has created the key vein of the album, opens the idealised femininity of the antiquity and conveys emotionally-charged world vision of genius Konstantin Kavafi where the Mediterranean past and present, the East and the West, the Greeks and the barbarians meet in the catharsis of profound sadness and wisdom, where the fall of civilisation witnessed in the vanishing cultural heritage is revealed. The Greek poetry recited in an enchanting voice and the ambient melting the words with elemental force embrace the audience who do not even know the archaic language. Alexandreia album will not disappoint the lovers of Dead Can Dance, Kameras 48, Raison D’etre music, either. [press-release]
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Einleitungszeit -- "Auranoise" -- CD -- €11
2002 Ars Morta Universum, (ltd. 1000)
2002 album from the Slovakian Industrial / Noise legends, headed by Norg (VO.I.D.). Clearly leaning again to the harder Industrial range, dominated this time by violent noise attacks with a deconstructed, textured base. 59 minutes of music for hardened Industrial Noise freaks! Limited to 1000 copies in a folded cardboard sleeve, sealed with twisted wire. [Cold Spring description]
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Einleitungszeit -- "Die Infektion Der Geburt" -- CD -- €11
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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Einleitungszeit -- "Human Scrap: AnAtomic Prayer" -- CD -- €11
2004 Ars Morta Universum
Pounding, suffocating, looped noise rhythms. In my opinion probably the strongest release Einleitungszeit have ever committed to CD! 'Human Scrap' includes a very nice multimedia presentation containing a live photo library, lyrics, an interview in English / Slovakian and a video. Comes in handmade metal/board packaging bolted together, making this a fine release to get your hands on! [Cold Spring description]
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Eyeless In Gaza -- "Summer Salt & Subway Sun" -- CD -- €12
2006 A-Scale Recordings, a-scale 033
The album neatly encapsulates two key aspects of the music Eyeless in Gaza are presently creating – offering a balance of atmos/acoustic material and sprawling, rhythmic/semi-improvised spidery electric pieces. This has resulted in a heady blend of song based material juxtaposed with a distinctive brand of kaleidoscopic, “cityscaping” filmic musics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is the latter, primarily instrumental pieces which gleefully reflect the band’s recent activity in cinema – in Patrice Chereau’s controversial Intimacy, and Jim Jarmusch collaborator Glen McQuaid’s poetic, sub Hammer short, The Resurrection Apprentice. After the plaudits attributed to the 25th Anniversary release of No Noise compilation (“They were one of the great bands that emerged (from the) post punk (period)” – Alan McGee) Eyeless In Gaza continue to display a characteristic “fierce independence” of style and attitude – with the release of Summer Salt & Subway Sun, issued via the band’s own A-Scale label...." [website info]

Fire In The Head -- "Screams for the Mute" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Deserted Factory, DF028, (ltd. 200)
To get some more information on an artist, it's always good to look at their website. And when it comes to Fire in the Head, we see an indication for what we are about to hear when we look at the links-section: Guilty Connector, Slogun, Sickness, Control, Skullflower/Ramleh, Grey Wolves/Open Wound & Survival Unit. Fire in the Head can be labelled harsh noise, a type of music definitly not for the weak. For as far as I know, most artists in the genre are from America and Asia, but in Europe it's also being produced more and more. The genre is a little bit less 'constructed' as power electronics, but what it lacks in structure is made up for in agression. Provided you can handle the sounds, you can play this album on repeat. Every time you notice new layers and new depth within the tracks and after a few rounds, the beaty really reveals itself. 'Watch And Burn' is a great droney track, while 'Playing God' and 'Floodgate' are way more opressive in nature ('Floodgate' actually hurts a bit). The masterpiece on this album is the final track 'Through Jaded Eyes'. It's a beautifully created noisescape with a melancholic feel. The CD isn't really accessible for a larger audience, but it is definitly worth buying for noise-addicts and maybe also people who want to try out something without beats, but with a lot of power. [Bauke / Gothtronic]

Gae Bolg vs. Omne Datum Optimum -- "s/t" -- mCD -- €15
2005 self-released, (ltd. 467)
4 tracks, 2 from each band, previouly unreleased. CD comes in cartonsleeve and is limited to 467 pieces.

Gielareck -- "Asfalt" -- CD-R -- €12
2003 Nefryt, N 011, (ltd. 222)
Le bruit composition in 17- chapters. This is story about asphalt production. Very intelligent postindustrial, best in Poland! Atmosphere of power-stations, factories, labolatories... Special cover co-existent with music. Limited & hand numbered edition of 222 copies. [press-release]

Gioventu' Suicida Studentesca -- "Lovely Happy Italy" -- CD-R -- €7
Deserted Factory, DF040, (ltd. 150)
What we have here is really good heavy electronics. Slow, quite minimalist, highly controlled. Already on the opening track, Man gave name to all animals it is obvious that this is high-level stuff: a grinding machine background, on top of it some pulsating notes and unclear, saturated vocals. Fine breaks and subtle build-up. And on occasion, some sampled pop low-key in the mix, too. The stylishly haunting Happy Italy continues on the same tightly steered course, building unto a screaming somewhere on the border between annoying and clever. The third track moves into a softer phase, almost to noise ambient, but the level of quality does not sink, nor does the overall mood change. There's still restrained screams, banging and other small things that make the main sound layer come alive. At the three-minute point the song suddenly lights up, with Inade-like melodic waves and female speech being added. This goes on a couple of minutes, after which there's a return to the earlier ambient-like style. The final track, I hate Everything, in turn starts as a combination of muted noise and an almost new-agey melody wave, and then increases the noise's emphasis in the mix. Lovely Happy Italy is a very successful short album, on which slow heavy electronics combine with beautiful noise-originating melodies. In addition to being good by itself, it also provides a very nice change from more purist noise and PE albums. A highly recommended purchase. [Jiituomas / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys]

Goghal -- "Locations" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 B-Rush, [B-08], (ltd.40)
This release of Belgian Goghal has strange history. Initially it has sent on the edition of half an hour power-electronics but when I began to do circulation, it has suddenly told that does not want that people thought that Goghal should sound so, and has sent the new tracks which are being in the field of harsh noise. A severe sound. Registration: in a plastic envelope color insert, the information is written by hand on the form of payment for the electric power. Ltd 40 copies. [press-release]

Harvest Rain -- "Songs From Evening" -- CD-R -- €8
2005 War Office Propaganda, WOP 09, (ltd. 200)
Harvest Rain is unique within the neofolk genre as they strive to create neofolk branded in part by their own southern American experience. Harvest Rain creates music inspired by autumn, wind, rain, yard fires, corn fields, falling leaves, and the Carolina swamps. These influences and the land that births them have gifted the band with a very unique sound that should resonate especially well with those North Americans amongst us who have relied upon Europe for so long to supply us with our neofolk fix."Songs from Evening" was originally recorded and released by Haunted Showers Music in 1998 as "Evening and Devotion". Excellent soundtrack for rainy days, cold and windy, as the leaves fly away through the fog. As dark as luminous, a must have for dark-folk lovers! [press-release]

Hati -- "Works For Scrap Metal" -- CD -- €11
2007 Eter, etcd 06, (ltd. 500)
HATI is a Polish project based on acoustic instruments sounding. HATI uses ethnic istruments (Asian gongs, North African drums and clarinets, Polish wooden trumpets and horns) and hand-made instruments or find objects of scrap metal, plastic, wood. Musicians use electronic equipments to modulate acoustic sound as well. HATI connects a personal interest in modern improvised and acoustic music with ritual and meditation music. Ltd x 500 copies in a heavy quality cruciform package with booklet and postcard. [Cold Spring info]

Hati -- "Zero Coma Zero" -- CD-R -- €12
2005 Nefryt, N 013, (ltd. 250)
Recorded especially for Nefryt, new studio material this fantastic duo. A lot of exotic instruments and self-constructions built at this occasion!! Special acoustic condition. Somewhere between Z'ev and Pauline Oliveros. On a top of minimal -conterporary - ethno! Nice gold - grey A5 cover. Limited & numbered to 250. [press-release]

HFATTM -- "Hotfuckactiontothemaxxx" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Deserted Factory, DF030 / Vomitcore Music-029, (ltd. 100)
Complex and varied ambient-noise from USA. Despite the porn-oriented title, typical for American harsh-noise projects, music here is completely different. Trip-like atmosphere of analogue origin with elements of some concrete music, some harsh, and some temporal and unstable enlightening. Four schizophrenic, surprising and above all feelingly constructed psychedelic soundscapes lasting from 10 to 28 minutes.

Igloodoom -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 XV Parowek, XVP40
Recorded in November 2005, featuring: Hubert Napiorski (Thaw/Astipalea) - analog equipment, Bartek Kalinka (XV Parowek) - computer. Dynamic, improvised electroacoustics. CDR comes in pink paper envelope, with color cover and insert. [label info]
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Igloodoom -- "Broken Ghost of Penniless Wilds" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 XV Parowek, XVP48, (ltd. 100)
77 minutes of darkened, dragging, futuristic soup, hopeless chemical reaction, hang in a void. Music pulled out from many jams by Bartek/XVP, Hubert/Thaw/Astipalea. Non-digestable drones, loops, hiss, undercover explosions, etc. Definitely cold, rather not loud. CDR comes in pink paper envelope, with color cover, insert and print on the cdr. Limited to 100. [press-release]
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Iversen, Jan-M -- "Lull Before The Storm" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 B-Rush, [B-10], (ltd.40)
Preceding a storm oppressive silence, the weak wind which is walking on deserted coast and calming down in depth of fjords. An old beacon as the symbol of hope and rescue, grows gim in darkness of a coming storm. The 57-minute play rough ambient from the known Norwegian musician. Ltd. 40. [press-release]

Jägerblut -- "1896-1906" -- CD -- €16
2007 UMB Kollektif, UMB 005, (ltd. 700)
After 10 Years of existence, the group around Anton Knilpert (Thorofon / The Musick Wreckers), featuing Genevieve Pasquier, Giuseppe Tonal and Tikki Nagual (Tonal Y Nagual) sealeaseding their fist longplayer after the successful split 7" with Sturmpercht. The work of Jägerblut (eng: Hunter's Blood) can best be described as listening to a musical narrative, told in several parts forming a larger story of another time and place. A bavarian fiction infused with pagan and christian mysticism. Drawing heavily from rural lore, legends of blood-covered martyrs and the inevitabilty of nature, the musicians try to find their roots within the context of modernity. The music itself ranges from whimsical folk to ritualistic versions of the local styles, not to forget the non too subtle moments of industrial sounds. Daring to see the comical in the tragedy and always wandering between sadness and exultation, the experience of Jägerblut is that of the world being full of dark poetry. A unique masterpiece and a MUST for all Waldteufel and Sturmpercht fans! [label info]

Jahrtal -- "Lichtbuch" -- CD -- €13
2007 Ahnstern, Ahnstern30
After the CD-single "Zwei Lieder" now follows the first album by the Austrian Psychedelic-Folk artist Jahrtal. The man behind Jahrtal is Ewald Spiss, a artist from Tyrol, who might be known by some of you from the early days of Industrial music (early 80ies). Lichtbuch is a true treasure of Psychedelic Folk Music, a unique collection of traditional folksongs from the Alps, musical versions of poems by Joseph von Eichendorff, traditionals from England and Scotland in german translation and even a traditional Tibetan prayer. Lichtbuch is a absolute authentic Folk album with great heart and pure soul. The songs and balads on Lichtbuch have mainly a sad-optimistic mood, they shall delight the listener, as well as touch him thoughtfully. Jahrtal is non-academic, honest music, which delivers the message of affection and momentaryness, of cause and effect. A wide and balanced instrumentation gives the album a unique touch. Besides a guitar, which the artist reconstructed himself to a Sitar (Gzitar), Jahrtal uses acoustic guitars, electric guitars, lute, banjo, dulcimer, gzitar, harpzither, psalter, flute, duduk, schalm, violin, organ and bird's voices. The main influences of Jahrtal are in the end-60ies and early 70ies with bands like Witthuser & Westrupp, Spirogyra and C.O.B., but a comparison to the most beautiful balads of Current 93 is inevitable as well. 12 tracks / 75 Min. [press-release]
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Jarl -- "Breaking Point Syndrome" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 021
Breaking Point-Syndrome is the ninth album of Erik Jarl, Swedish industrial genius. Just like his previous albums, this one radiates the remarkably icy, mercilessly depressing and languorous as well as claustrophobic mood. To reach the effect, Erik simply generates unique industrial sound. His each accord smacks of unexplainable anxiety, the feeling of degenerate future, drug-induced reality, poisoning and exceptionally technocratic character. Jarl music can be qualified as psychedelic industrial/drone, while the album Breaking Point Syndrome is an excellent example of the Scandinavian mastership in creating esp. persuasive and visionary sonic landscape. [press-release]
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Jarl -- "Wound Profile" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 024, (ltd. 500)
The album Wound Profile by Erik Jarl, the genius of Swedish electronics, previously released in a cassette, has now, after some processing of the record, come out as a CD in a very elegant digipack. The album consists of two record sessions: one of them (6 tracks) was recorded by Erik in 1999, while the other (one track) was recorded 18 months later. Those closely following the music of the Scandinavian master may recognise the early sound of Erik’s compositions in Wound Profile album that at certain points even remind the first IRM records. Clear-cut, abnormal, psychedelic rhythmics, its distorted, massive repetitions, analogous loops of synthetic sound generate the emotions of anxiety, morbidity and degeneration. Unlike Erik’s later music marked for its abstract structure and closer to drone style, the album Wound Profile can be characterised by emotional straightforwardness and brutality. [press-release]
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Kirlian Camera -- "Coroner's Sun" -- CD -- €13
2006/2007 [Trisol], TRI 310 CD
KIRLIAN CAMERA's "Coroner's Sun" impressively proves what happens if you tade an already most accomplished band to new limits. Completely unperturbed, the band continues to follow their blazed trail with "Coroner's Sun". The new work combines KIRLIAN CAMERA's typical electro sound with dark poly-hymns which give Elena's voice more doom for development than the preceding album. KIRLIAN CAMERA have come back to their roots - with more vitality than ever: rhythm, structure and effects of each and every song are absolutely perfect. High-resolution soundscapes, halls that seem to be endless and high-tech samples which are both classical and ingenious. Angelo Bergamini's vast imagination slowly - though with a steady hand carries us away into an ocean of melancholy with mystic and mysterious songs that reach beyond the borders of electronic music. [label info]

Kirlian Camera -- "Invisible Front. 2005" -- CD -- €13
2005/2007 [Trisol], TRI 306 CD
Re-Release of the studio album of the year 2005. A tragic odyssey of 11 incredible songs permeated by a sense of loss, as beautiful KIRLIAN CAMERA have never produced before; despite some highly appreciated masterpieces of their past. It looks as though the band's latest hard period had condensed in a desperate lust and need to communicate, which has never been so luminous and aimed at its own unique vision. The enormous relief given to both Elena's stunning voice and talent in composing has been rewarded by an incomparable result, made even more intense by Angelo's anticipated "return to the male vocal parts. A record filled with a dreadfully incorporeal atmosphere, a somewhat statuesque, incomprehensible alienation, or estrangement, settle very closely to the borders of places impossible to describe ... - places that Elena, Angelo and their various collaborators (amongst them Jarboe from THE SWANS and Lloyd James from NAEVUS) seem to know very well. Ghostly and seemngly "magic" signals are appearing everywhere in a transfigured and nearly frozen scenery, almost as if Ridley Scott's "ALIEN" got wrapped in an additional cloak of sensation, dread, but also of a tragic beauty, indeed. These signals or echoes are coming from an unknown zone in which a spacecraft haunted by hallucinating spectres seems to be silently travelling on forever. KIRLIAN CAMERA have chosen a voluntary distance towards the typically conceited trends of the music-scene, an attitude that gave birth to a breath-taking new album, that will leave the inclined listeners speechless with admiration. Combinin "future avant-garde" with classical pop-arrangements, this amazing album will blast the confines of the genre of mere electronic music, sending a shiver own everybody's spine. The distilled power of all the hit-singles KIRLIAN CAMERA have ever created in their long career has been magnified on this album !!!=Is something like this really possible after so many falsely acclaimed - as fa= too often "empty" - electronic releases all around?!? It really looks so, at last... [label info]

Konau -- "Speech From The Shadows" -- CD -- €12
2006 Eibon Records, Kon061
A "hybrid" creature formed by SUBINTERIOR and NEW RISEN THRONE members. Disquieting & obscure dark ambient, with some amazing "melodic" structures scattered through the songs. The shadows are speaking.... [press-release]
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Koude -- "Since..." -- CD-R -- €8
2008 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT20, (ltd. 46)
Second album of this Russia project oriented towards classical "live" drone ambient. The sound has become more monochrome, viscous and sticky, more meditative and dramatic, sometimes even a bit theatrical. And still Koude has the most concentration of existentialism in the drone scene... 46 copies in full-colour glossy sleeves. [press-release]

Kreutzfeldt, Danny -- "Counterperipheral" -- CD -- €12
2004 Databloem, DBCD 007
Brooding industrial atmospheres, and deep dubby beats. Very thoughtful and highly addictive. If one needs a soundtrack to impending fall that works excellent on the headphones as well, there's plenty of reasons to get acquainted with Danny Kreutzfeldt. [label info]

Kreuzweg Ost -- "Iron Avantgarde" -- CD -- €9
2000/2001 Napalm Records / Irond Ltd., IROND CD 01-32
KREUZWEG OST is a new project of Silenius (SUMMONING, former VERBANNTEN KINDER EVAS, ex-ABIGOR) and Martin Schirenc (HOLLENTHON, MUDBREED, former PUNGENT STENCH). Musically KREUZWEG OST can be associated with modern avantguard and rgythmic industrial, taking the listener away in a blustery sound tornado. Thematically KREUZWEG OST reflects the chronology of rise and fall of the 3rd Reich during WWII. Original samples are taken from propaganda materials of both germans and allies, and being layered on the rhythm they create uneasy stormy atmosphere, oftenly sounding quite sarcastic. Here you'll also find pieces of Russian and German songs and soundtracks from the movies of war years. Sounds of "Katyusha" volleys and artillery are used instead of drum-machines - and the cacophony of war turns into a certain musical work. [label info]

Kronum Masochrist -- "s/t" -- 3" CD-R -- €9
2008 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT32, (ltd. 12)
What will happen if to chop technogenic crispy noise ambient in short pieces of noisecore time-study? Seems like the author created vast tapestries and then took the most successful extracts from them, resulting into sort of small "the best of...". Experimentality. Impersonality. Laboratorial noise. Respect. Only 12 copies in leatherette containing sleeve with the info + disk with sticker. [press-release]

A Machine Called Orgasm -- "Dedicated to Max Hardcore" -- CD-R -- €8
2006 Dumping Ground Recordings
Max Hardcore - one of the most odious figures in the international porn business, director, actor and producer, making brutal films with scenes of anal sex, pissing, vomit, rough experiments with "toys" and humiliation. Members of the american project A Machine Called Orgasm seem to be hard fans of this kind of stuff, and they have made a whole album from processed sounds of his movies. Hot powerful harsh pornoise, quite original and interesting. 7" b/w cover with screenshots from the films. [YAOP description]

Megaptera -- "Extended Chaos" -- 2 CD -- €16
2006 Autarkeia, acd 015, (ltd. 500)
MEGAPTERA's back again with yet another release to celebrate the 15 years anniversary. The new release is titled EXTENDED CHAOS and consits of two old releases, Near Death and Beautiful Chaos. Near Death is Megapteras first official release way back in 1991. It was released as a 7-track cassette on the CMI-sidelabel Sound Source. It's the first release with Peter Nystrom as an official member of the band. Near Death is also the ONLY release with all three members! Using drummachine, various synthezisers, movies, TV, radio and microphone they created a totally analog and dirty death theme. On this CD, 3 bonus tracks are added from the same period. Get prepared for old school! The second disc is a re-release of the 1998 4-track MCD Beautiful Chaos, that was released by Fever Pitch Music, USA. This time it's extended to 10 tracks. Extra material is the two classic tracks Shadowland and Sodom from the Death Odors-compilation and the two tracks from the In the Buchers Backyard-compilation. And as the top of the cake, the CD ends with a bombastic remix of the acopolyptic Final Day, signed The Protagonist, and a 9 min extended version of Shadowland, remixed by Peter Nystrom and Magnus Sundstrom. The sound of Beautiful Chaos is structured and heavy "end of the world-theme" using sampled sounds, mixed in a computer program. Both discs are mastered by the genious of Magnus Sundstrom. [label info]
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Merzbow / Sutcliffe Jügend / Satori -- "s/t" -- mCD -- €8
2008 Cold Spring Records, CSR102CD, (ltd. 1000)
Released on the occasion of Merzbow, Sutcliffe Jügend and Satori at ULU, London, 19th April 2008. Japanese Noise, Power Electronics and Fortean Electronics from these 3 giants of the Noise / Industrial scene, with one exclusive studio track from each act. This CD is presented in a full colour card slip and is shrinkwrapped. [press-release]

Mourmansk 150 -- "Triumphant Over Your Remains" -- CD -- €12
2007 Eibon Records, Mou072
Power noise at its highest, most violent, harshest, roughest levels. Take the roots of good, healthy, sane old-school industrial and mix them up with a modern approach to power noise. These ingredients define what MOURMANSK 150 will harm, kill, topple and destroy. And they shall stand, trimuphant over your remains. [press-release]
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Mutagene -- "Sleeping Possession" -- CD -- €12
2002 Databloem, DBCD 003
An intriguing blend of dub, ambient, techno, and the orient. One could think of Plaid, Namlook, Warp or Orb. No need for any resemblance, Mutagene is original enough and a real pearl between the pile of recent releases. [label info]

Nebula -- "The Path Of White Clouds" -- CD-R -- €12
2003 Stella Maris, (ltd. 300)
Collaboration project of Oophoi, Mathias Grassow and Klaus Wiese.

Nothing -- "The Grey Subaudible" -- CD -- €12
2000 Eibon Records, Nth022
Prepare to dive into an ocean of darkness. Sounding like an hybrid between LYCIA and RAISON D'ETRE, "The grey subaudible" is a devastating debut, highly recommended to the dark souls out there. [press-release]
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O Paradis -- "Cuando El Tiempo Sopla" -- CD -- €14
2007 Punch Productions, PP022
When the time blows (Cuando el Tiempo Sopla), some of them lower the head with the absent look, but we will take advantage of it to get up and to be pushed towards the salvation. The words cannot help you because they are only stones in the space without gravity, and in the darkness of the closed eyes, with the attentive ears, we can listen as our slept cities they speaks in dreams. Don't ask the devil for heaven, because he also is frightened... and Love only is a handful of sand more than we will stop to fall down in the tomb of time? But you do not grieve, there is something that will never die in us, that the breath of time cannot remove. Look for it with me in the new album from "O Paradis". Really there are neither angels nor demons that whisper to the ears, it'is only the sound of the wind, the same breath of time that erase our fingerprints in the paradise. Comes with an amazing booklet with 16 full colored pages! [press-release]
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O Paradis -- "Las Nubes Que Mueren" -- 2 CD -- €15
2006 Punch Productions, PP016
This work contains all the tracks from "O Paradis" never used in the past. The Cd one is from the new period of the project, and the second Cd is a re-mastered vision of old demos. It was important for Demian to recuperate this abandoned tracks cause inside them we can find the clouds that in the past were crossing the sky of "O Paradis" and now they dissapear like a presentation for the new show. These clouds die over your head in form of little tears without nostalgia and without happiness. Right now the thunderstorm is growing on the driving mirror and we are running away to find our place on earth. 32 unreleased songs, for a total running time of over 92:00 minutes of pure poetry! [press-release]
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Off The Sky -- "The Geist Cycles" -- CD -- €12
2007 Databloem, DB07017
Off The Sky returns with a fascinating set of experimental ambiances, acoustic and glitchy rhythmic excusions. The geist cycles project began as a series of live sonic collaborations via Lexington (KY, USA) artists interacting to interpret an idea of life in transit to afterlife. The takes were later studio swept and fabricated with various piano arrangements and custom rhythmic texture. After repeated post-studio live performances, the tracks evolved into their current iteration. [label info]

Off The Sky -- "Gently Down The Stream" -- CD -- €12
2005 Databloem, DBCD 013
Jason Corder, recording as off the sky, has released an album that expertly blends the warm textural melodicism of flowing ambient music with the beats, clicks, pops, and effects from the glitch and laptop subgenres. The composite result is an album which brims with imaginative sophistication, a multi-hued affair that rewards the listener as layer after layer of smooth beauty intermixed with computer-controlled rhythms is revealed slowly and deliciously. A flowing collection of sophisticated and glitchy rhythmic ambient. "I consider Gently Down The Stream one of the best in the glitch/laptop subgenre since the turn of the century." Bill Binkelman. [label info]

Off. / Hladna / Noises Of Russia -- "Friedlaender Tor" -- CD-R -- €6
2008 ElectroIndustry
Live recordings made on April 21st, 2007 in Kaliningrad, Russia. "Off. - sound-art project of Danil Akimov, exploring sound aperiodicities happening in the moments of powering up / powering down the electronic devices. For his live performances he uses special device for current interruption and low-frequency signal generators." Mysterious electronic minimalism... Hladna - power drone ambient... Noises Of Russia - orthodox noise & sound-collages... Total time - 71:32.

Olhon -- "Underwater Passage" -- CD -- €12
2008 Eibon Records, Ohl075
Field-recordings maestros OLHON are back with a new stunning album. "Underwater passage" is based upon underwater recordings taken in 2006 by Zairo (WHERE), then treated by Massimo Magrini (of BAD SECTOR fame). These recordings were taken using special sensing microphones attached to an abandoned telephone cable running on the sea bottom at -40 m.; they were then processed with particular demodulating treatments, resulting in a complex and rich ambiental monument. Strange clicks, impulses, a load of movements. Definitely far from the usual concept of dark ambient = low-rumbling drones only, "Underwater passage" shimmers with cutting mid/high frequencies bursts. A very challenging listening, trust me. Cd comes in white-trayed, UV-varnished digipack. [press-release]

Oorchach -- "Prisimerkti" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 017, (ltd. 500)
Oorchach is not an empty ornate word or a meaningless concept coined to single out the musical project. The Northern nations of Siberia use the term “Oorchach” to define a very specific archaic artefact of the household. This is an iron ring that used to be ringed to the new-born domestic animals to prevent them from sucking their mother’s milk. It is a powerful archaic symbol embodying the encounter with the remorseless reality in early childhood. Oorchach is a strong event of pre-historic worlds brought to us by the archaic primeval nations that upheld and confessed shamanism, the pro-religions of all religions. The signs and sounds of these shamanic cultures extinguished in times immemorial are revived in the new ritual ambient/industrial project of Oorchach composed by Lithuanian artist PoPo. Monotonic powerful loops, tribal rhythms, coarse sound quality, and music composing method remind the aesthetics of old school industrial/ambient and generate strong, archaic atmosphere, the vitality of shamanic rituals and the intoxicating trance of primeval eternal nature. [press-release]
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oro!oro! -- "Ilgesio Rubikonai" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 016, (ltd. 500)
oro!oro! - what is it? Is it the whoop of wonder full of charm and childishness beholding the transparent golden autumnal miracles? Or, are these the agony grips burning the throat and opening the last moment brimming with unbearable longing? This psychedelic code of multiple meanings has something eternal and deeply overt. Laurynas Jukonis, the master of the Lithuanian post-industrial, opens a new sonic structure and aesthetics that transcend the framework of GIRNU GIESMES project. The new project oro!oro! and its first album ilgesio rubikonai (Rubicons of Nostalgia) are undoubtedly among the most advanced musical works of the Lithuanian author revealing the accuracy and the subtlety of painting of complex and deep human emotions with the help of electronic sound. Particularly lucid and melancholic music of the album ilgesio rubikonai (Rubicons of Nostalgia), which may be classified as extremely refined ambient, transfers the audience into the masterfully highlighted and poetic visions experienced by personalities searching for the meaning of existence when the autumn in closing in. The autumn is the transformation of the nature bringing in the processes of ageing, decline and, at the same time, maturity into the whole of existence. The album promises a lonely but adventurous journey into the sorrowful landscapes of nature, cities and soul. The electronic sound helps the author to materialize the sense of nostalgia and create an immortal hymn for the period of golden autumn and the personality contemplating it. The oro!oro! album ilgesio rubikonai (Rubicons of Nostalgia) is among the most beautiful and deep ambient pieces reflecting the extremely complex ratio of human emotions and the existence. This new sound of ambient can surely be titled philosophical ambient. [press-release]
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oro!oro! -- "Prarastos Ziemos" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 019, (ltd. 500)
The pioneer of Lithuanian post industrial and the composer of Girnu Giesmes continues his experiments with sonic impact on human mood. After recording one of the most solid ambient albums "ilgesio rubikonai" (rubicons of nostalgia), dedicated to the complex relation of the seeking personality and autumn, Laurynas embarked on the investigation of winter phenomenon. It resulted in the new oro!oro! album prarastos "ziemos providing" the audience with a translucent, modest and refined ambient masterpiece conveying very precisely the deepest aspects of winter: limitless cleanliness, transparency, serenity and the recreation of existence. "prarastos ziemos" album embodies the natural ending of the nature’s cycle, its esoteric aura, while the motifs of looping music generate remarkably fresh and spacious feel that mesmerises, soothes and makes one dream. The music of the album is also special in that no electronic means were used for its recording. Ambient sounds are produced by harmonica, guitar and archaic zither, which lifts the sound quality of oro!oro! into the entirely new aesthetic level. [press-release]
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Phragments -- "The Burning World" -- CD -- €10
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 010, (ltd. 1000)
Pressed CD in oversized luxury 3-panels folded packing. New powerful and emotional full-length album of Slovakian project PHRAGMENTS. 7 orchestral industrial compositions heavily accented by dark ambient and martial atmosphere. Majestic orchestrations, industrial machinery and noisy outbursts. Second full-length album of Phragments shows a dramatic vision - a sombre view of a world that is burning. [press-release]
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Phragments -- "Homo Homini Lvpvs" -- CD -- €10
2006 Construct.Destroy.Collective, CDC008, (ltd. 500)
The re-release of the new album of Phragments entitled Homo Homini Lvpvs is out now on Construct.Destroy.Collective. It contains 8 tracks of orchestral power mixed with industrial machinery. Filled with heavy emotion, the debut full-length album of Phragments will surely appeal to all lovers of dark atmospherics. This release is the first pressed CD of Phragments. It comes in a nice black digipack and contains a bonus video-track by Sonic(k). [press-release]
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Quest -- "Electro-City" -- CD -- €12
1996 Lunar, L 199601, (ltd. 1000)
One of the numerous projects of Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek, Freiband, Goem, etc.).

Rapoon -- "The Library Of The Dead" -- CD -- €11
2008 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 018 CD, (ltd. 500)
The second CD from Robin Storey on Ewers Tonkunst after the "Mental Traveller" collaboration with Cisfinitum released in 2006. This time Russian artist is also involved and it is a folk singer Tatyana "Toloka" Stepchenko who has also took part in one track on the above mentioned album. Tatyana kindly recorded some songs for Rapoon a capella and allowed him to pull apart, re-arrange, cut-up and re-sample her voice into the sounds and arrangements on this album. The result is a very delicate and enlightened work which is a kind of sonic travel to the clean and vast Russian north spaces to find some ancient and ancestral recollections, made using typical Rapoon sound tools, great and unique voice of Toloka and some very fresh and clear ambient tunes. The release is limited to 500 copies and comes in a stylish digisleeve. [press-release]

Recant -- "Spirochete Fever" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Deserted Factory, DF035, (ltd. 100)
The avant-gardistic 'Spirochete Fever' has way more influences from Throbbing Gristle in comparison to Abandoned Child's 'Ascension' [Abandoned Child is a side-project of Recant], but as with 'Ascension', there are also a lot of influences audible from Cindytalk (check for example the vocals on 'Beautiful Hands') and other oldschool guitar noise bands. The result is a very strong hypnotic work, mesmerizing vocals, soundscapish guitars ... Sometimes I even thought of the Braindead Monkeys in their most fragile and subsance abused moments (during the track 'Happy Flavor' for example). Twenty-three tracks this album counts with titles like 'The intestinal subway', 'Disco days are over' and 'Oryctolagus Cuniculus'. Can you say LSD?... [Bauke / Gothtronic review]
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Reutoff -- "Deprivatio" -- CD -- €11
2008 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 017 CD
The first full-length solo CD in five years from the most internationally well-known Russian industrial project after their 2003 "Gute Nacht Berlin" on Albin Julius HauRuck! label. "Deprivatio" is a sad story of a person surrender to the enemy environment, it's about idle struggle with time and fatigue, about constant passions withering and vitality deprivation. Being maybe the most hopeless and sad work of the band, this album is paradoxically is their most rhythmic and dynamic - there're more noisy drum loops and electro sounds here than martial drum patterns and old school noise, but their unique deep and profound melodic main themes are still remain as the basement for the brilliant new tracks of despair and downfall. The ascetic b&w artwork was done by Murad Ibatullin known for the recent "Iznutri" compilation. The release comes as a jewel box with 6 panel booklet. [press-release]

Reutoff -- "Deprivatio" -- CD -- €13
2008 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 017 CD, (ltd. 100)
The first 100 copies of this release come with two sided poster.

Ritual Front -- "Strahlungen" -- CD -- €13
2008 Der Angriff, Nr. 33, (ltd. 500)
After more than two years of work, the most promising Russian dark folk act is returned with their new album. "Strahlungen" is much more matured, professional and carefully produced than the debut CD "Lightnings Over Crimson Hill", and at the same time it hasn't lost neither its energy nor its honesty and sincerity. Seven tracks about the difficult questions of honor and pride, choice and liability, death and rebirth sang in Russian will be more than transparent to the worldwide audience since those challenges don't know the national borders. The release comes in a very special silver embossed cardboard package reminding of vinyl cover with an inner sleeve, there is also 32 pages full color booklet inside with lyrics in Russian and German (the German translations done by Gerhard Hallstatt from Allerseelen) and limited to 500 copies. [press-release]

Rugitus Aeternam -- "Taedium Vitae" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Deserted Factory, DF014, (ltd. 100)
Rhythmic noise from Mexico. Danceable.

Rybicki, Marek -- "Opowiadania" -- 2 CD-R -- €19
2004 Nefryt, N 012, (ltd. 222)
The first solo work of member Ucho & Arche. Environmentals, deep ambient, enigmatic electro-stories. The music is like symbiosis: a computer with a nature. Special A5 cover, 222 numbered copies, the first double album from Nefryt!!! [press-release]
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Sangre Cavallum -- "Troadouro - Retrospectiva 1997-2007" -- 2 CD -- €19
2007 Folcastro, F 001
A worth hearing retrospective over 10 years, made from unreleased, rare and rough material. Troadouro contains 44 rare and collectable songs. It includes songs from “Alborada do Douro”, their debut tape of ritual folklore, and it follows with excerpts of rehearsals, demos, a live song with Michael Moynihan and Annabel Lee of Blood Axis, a home version of Wir rufen Deine Wolfe with Gerhard Hallstatt of Allerseelen and a lot of exciting unreleased songs in their unique style. The double digipack CD is released by FOLCASTRO, the new Portuguese label connected to Sangre Cavallum. This new folklorist and field collector label researches in the area of ethnomusicology and lore along with the new paths of folk music. But its work goes beyond the purely musical level. It will release field recordings, soundscapes, bioacoustics, bruitage, audio art illustrations and phonographic documents about traditions and environment from northern Portugal, Galiza and other ethnic regions of Iberia and Europe. An expedition to the world of pagan tradition with a contemporary interpretation. A clear co-operation with the Alpen song hunters of Ahnstern. [press-release]
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Sangre Cavallum -- "Veleno De Teixo" -- CD -- €13
2007 Ahnstern, Ahnstern28
The northern Portuguese Sangre Cavallum return with a new and outstanding folk album. It is titled “Veleno de Teixo” meaning Yew Poison and it is a collection of tributes to women and to the cult of mother-goddess in pre-Christian era. "Veleno de Teixo" contains a brand-new set of 16 powerful songs between pagan folk and power-psych atmospheres. Inspired by the music and ethnography of their homeland Callaecia/northern Portugal. It is laboriously produced, capturing the revolutionary minds of these musicians. Among many traditional instruments they play the hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, flutes, folkloric guitars, war-drums and many times these acoustic instruments are transformed with heavy distortions and meet the psychedelic bass and vintage guitars. It also features the new singer Emanuel Melo da Cunha on a fine debut. "Veleno de Teixo" is a step forward in their wonderful path and a pleasing example of how tradition is a living thing when folklore meets folk rock or dark industrial music. Includes great artwork and a 16 page booklet with psych-photo art and beautiful texts. 63 min. / 16 tracks. [press-release]
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Schistosoma -- "Moment" -- 3"CD-R -- €8
Malachit, m 008, (ltd. 121)
New music with echoes of their old sounds. 7 electro tracks with acoustic accents. Excellent rhythms. Delicate smell of ethno includes little notes of Orient. [label info]

Seelenlicht -- "Gods & Devils" -- CD -- €12
2008 Cold Spring Records, CSR86CD
This stunning debut release from a project of Troy Southgate (H.E.R.R.) and Butow Maler (Kammer Sieben) contains 14 darkly satirical compositions that strip bare the mechanism of human nature and the madness of the contemporary world. Comprised of Gothic murder ballads, electronic, folk and neoclassical elements, this album is brimming with originality, enthusiasm and creativity. Guests: Herr Twiggs (Kammer Sieben), Maria Southgate (H.E.R.R.) and Eustacia Vye (Horologium). Digipak. [press-release]
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Seelenthron -- "Wege" -- CD -- €13
2007 Heimatfolk, HF 01
After their outstanding debut-album "Heimkehr" and the CD-single "Steingeworden", finally appears now the second fulltime-album of the two former DIES NATALIS protagonists Norbert Strahl and Alex Meier. "Wege" is a classical Neo-Folk album in best tradition. Some songs mirror a sad, sometimes even gloomy picture of the world inside and outside of ourselves, other songs are just filigree Folk-balads, as beautiful and dreamy as one could imagine. Nevertheless all nine songs always stand strong and powerful, showing a path to the listener, never to turn back and never to lose his courage. Martial rhythms drum stirringly to neoclassical compositions, united with impassionate piano- and guitarplaying and electronic sounds. The challenging lyrics on "Wege" deal with the stages in one's life, our path through time and the questions for the meaning and the purpose of life. 9 tracks / 40 Min. [press-release]
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SGNL_FLTR -- "Chrono" -- CD -- €12
2006 Databloem, DBCD 015
SGNL_FLTR, Danny Kreuzfeldt's minimal techno project, finally comes with a new album as the follow up to SGNL-FLTR's great debut album Vebra. Chrono even goes a step beyond Vebra. The rhythms can be called minimal, but then enriched with soundscapes, clicks + noises. For those who find minimal too boring and prefer more adventurous rhythmic excursions Danny is a hero. [label info]

SGNL_FLTR -- "Vebra" -- CD -- €12
2004 Databloem, DBCD 010
Glitchy ambient-techno from Danny Kreutzfeldt releasing under his alternate name. If you like ambient/experimental with a down-tempo attitude then you just cannot go wrong. Each track is an experiment, a blank canvas to which a sonic abstract painting is applied. [label info]

Skitliv -- "Amfetamin" -- CD -- €12
2008 Cold Spring Records, CSR90CD
Exclusive release from the Doom / Noise project of Maniac (ex-MAYHEM), featuring Kvarforth (SHINING), and with special guest vocals by Attila (SUNN O))), MAYHEM). From Black Metal through Funeral Doom and Demonic Noise, Skitliv cover all the bases in modern extreme sonics. The CD version includes bonus tracks from Skitliv's live performance at the Camden Underworld, London, 13th December 2007, with a special intro from CURRENT 93 (David Tibet & Andrew Liles). [press-release]
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Sostrah Tinnitus -- "L'Odore Del Ramo Spezzato" -- CD -- €11
2005 Beyond Productions, BEY.0532
Soft electronic sounds meet the deepest drones - music as a hieroglyph of souls. A lovely lo-fi tone poem of processed shells and other detritus mixed with unusual processed sonics. [Total Rust info]

Spielerei -- "Publix" -- CD -- €12
2005 Databloem, DBCD 014
There are times when just by listening to the first few notes you instantly know that you are in for a treat. I do not know how is does, but it works for me every time. I hope this is also true for you as the opening track entitled Tradition is a magnificent slice of electronic music. Surely there is no way that this standard can be maintained. The following track features gentle ambiences and moody bass notes that are carefully assembled into a haunting main theme composed using lots of differing sounds and sequences that continues to maintain the fascination. I think that Delight certainly lives up to its title and on reflection is even better than the opener. Area starts as being very low-fi with muffled sequences that are almost on the point of annoyance but slowly the quality appears to improve and rich Tangerine Dream style sequences emerge that are bound to please many. Technical quality is restored on the following track that again provides classic melodic electronic ambiences that persuade the mind to relinquish the mental pressure and all anguish is banished. Relaxation is the only thought to be encouraged when listening and thoroughly enjoying Renovation. This excellent release finishes in true ambient style with the appropriately titled Restplace, which describes the evocative piece precisely. Dennis Knopper has a major flair, which thankfully he shares with those who choose to listen to this truly exquisite music. [Modern Dance]

Spielerei & Mantacoup -- "Wichman And Other Pieces" -- CD -- €12
2004 Databloem, DBCD 009
The Wichman Concert recorded live on March 13 2004 at Theatre Graff Wichman in Huizen, Holland, as part of the Alfa Centauri EM Festival series. Last 4 tracks are studio works. "This is an album that is very hard to pigeonhole but it is one of the best 'contemporary' sounding albums I have heard all year." - David Law. "Separately they have had some solid releases; together they are phenomenal." - Phil Derby. [label info]

Stokes, Saul -- "Radiate" -- CD -- €12
2003 Databloem, DBCD 006
Saul Stokes (USA) is a ambient-electronic artist with a number of highly regarded albums to his credit, and a very distinctive sound derived from his hand-forged electronics. Radiate is a startlingly bright and beautiful album, with sonic washes both warm and experimental. It also offers newcomers their best glimpse at the two modes of Stokes's work , willful improvisation and chilled ambient-techno. [label info]

Survival Unit -- "Fentanyl Martyrs" -- 2 CD -- €16
2007 Autarkeia, acd 020
Survival Unit Fentanyl Martyrs 2-golden-CD box is the latest cultural terror attack coming from cultic non-compromising Swedish postmortem/power electronics project. This time an especially dreadful and relevant theme has been chosen for compromising the declared illusions of human civilisation. Both discs have been dedicated to Chechnya undergoing the total genocide, the total war where neither honour nor rules are acknowledged, except perhaps those of Marquis de Sade, who - bearing in mind the facts of this war - would have never imagined how far the fantasy of brutal people can advance in order to dominate, torture and control those resembling themselves [...] This time the album of the conceptual project Survival Unit - unlike the earlier albums contained in intentionally cheap, anarchistic DIJ aesthetics and packages - will be a posh release. A special 3-part digipack, 20-page booklet, 2 golden CDs and a special manually-made box will spit into the face of those mocking underground and the truth. Total dirt, horror, bloody audiovisual collages, non-compromising mockery of illusions: the TRUTH will be packed in special luxury. On the one hand, it is a real pity because this is the grand pre-funeral wake of the Survival Unit project. Yet, the legendary project leaving to Valhalla must be specially honoured. So, no wonder that the independent AUTARKEIA, which has previously buried Megaptera giant very solemnly, has been chosen for arranging the funeral. [label info]
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Sutcliffe Jügend -- "Pigdaddy" -- CD -- €12
2008 Cold Spring Records, CSR92CD
The Sutcliffe Jügend filthy dirt-mess of an album that is Pigdaddy is now available on Cold Spring. Six stories of mind-fucking depravity. Pigdaddy contains some of the most fucked up, histrionic and downright bizarre vocals ever recorded. The music is created using the most basic sound sources. The overwhelming sense of moral decay makes this Sutcliffe Jügend's most original album yet. Pigdaddy is Beyond Perverse. Sexual transgression never sounded so dirty. Hear Pigdaddy and you will never feel clean again. Cover painting by Kevin Tomkins. [press-release]
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Svaixt -- "Virsme Versme" -- CD -- €11
2007 Autarkeia, acd 022, (ltd. 500)
Words swaixtix, svastika, svaiksti have a common root that in Sanskrit or Indo-European mother-tongue means to shine, to glow, light. Svaixt, coming from Laurynas Jukonis, the master of the Lithuanian post-industrial, is one more project revealing his sincere interest in the roots of the civilisation, the beginning of the archaic, multi-meaningful, solid and conflictless reality. Demo version of Svaixt album Virsme versme was released in 50 copies by the very author in CDR format and sold in a blink. The album for the second edition was complemented by new material placing new stress in its concept. Svaixt music consists of deep, pulsating and very transparent ambient building up mystic, arcane atmosphere. The value of the album lies in the absence of digital sound generating means in the recording. Virsme versme was recorded by playing the single brass percussion inducing meditation and providing the sound with a strong oriental zest. The cover of Svaixt Virsme versme contains the photo of the legendary marsh opening Ulos Akis located in the Lithuanian region Dzukija, whereas the CD is packed in the elegant digipack. [label info]
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Svarrogh (feat. Allerseelen & Sangre Cavallum) -- "Temple of the Sun" -- mCD -- €11
2007 Ahnstern, Ahnstern27
Welcome to Svarrogh's "Temple of the sun". Bells and whispers are droning through empty places, through empty cities. Black Forests, silver skies, and deep blue seas drown grey, abandoned vastness into a flow of lightened wine and honey. "Temple of the Sun" is a decadent and transcendental journey with mandoline, tamboura, mighty synths, bulgarian folklore, deep balcan voices and european ambient as well as blizzard guitars and several elements from the black metal past of Svarrogh. This mini album is a macrocosmic european theme - although still mainly bulgarian and balcan - a gathering of pagan culture with fragments from modern world. Wine and honey will flow through grey streets, through cities of glass, weeping giants cry out in sorrow - welcome to Svarrogh's temple of decadence! This mini-Album also features some extraordinary guest vocals: Gerhard (Allerseelen - Aut), Valerio (Symbiosis - Ita), Juris (Beverina - Lv), B. Ardo & Rangel (Sangre Cavallum - Por). All these artists participate in their own native languages. [press-release]
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Synapscape -- "Now" -- CD -- €13
2007 Ant-Zen, act 217
With their sixth full length album Synapscape (T. Kniep and P. Munch) continue and evolve what they started twelve years ago: powerful and versatile explorations in sound, rhythm and ambience. Tthis release is unmistakably synapscape - distorted polyrhythmic beats meet atonal synth tones, Kniep's strange lyrics (coupled with his haunting alienated voice that is offset with various effects), and constant rhythmic changes (while the metric speed is kept). However, there is a readiness for experiments - thus they avoid turning a trademark into a corset. Synapscape's open mindedness to the electronic art combined with their ability to integrate characteristics of breakbeat, electronica and experimental music results (as usual) in a fascinating, unique sonic exploration. The possibilities are infinite as their producing was, is, and will be. This is where they are now - another landmark in contemporary industrial music. [press-release]

T.D. Black Sun -- "Territory of Absence" -- CD-R -- €6
2007 Dars Records, DR11CD
T.D Black Sun in the album the Territory of Absence achieves practically impossible - connects in one track elements of styles from almost opposed directions of music: drone, dark ambient and Zubacheva Elena and Marushkina Tatyana female classical opera singing. Beautiful female voices, songs literally words, and in them suddenly appear oppressive notes, buzz, elements almost a hardcore. It is very unusual release for label Dars records. We hope that you estimate this on good a strange sound alloy, will understand the loneliness penetrating the given cloth from 8 tracks. Make one step towards, step into this Territory of Absence, Territory of full absence of a cliche and classical representations about what music can be. [label info]
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Thorofon -- "Final Movement / Bloodheat" -- CD -- €15
2002/2007 Klanggalerie, gg94, (ltd. 500)
A milestone in Thorofon's back catalogue, 'Final Movement' was released on the band's own UMB label in 2002. A very limited version of the album had a 10" included which is also present on this CD re-issue. And in addition, we have thrown in a previously unreleased track so the playing time is extended to nearly 80 minutes. Thorofon are a German-based duo consisting of Genevieve Pasquier (who also records as a solo artist) and Anton Knilpert. Although their sound is very unique, their roots lie in classic 80's Industrial - 'Final Movement' starts where SPK stopped in the mid Eighties. 'Bloodheat' is more your Cabaret Voltaire or Portion Control. A killer album first time on CD. [press-release]

Torturing Nurse / Implied Flare -- "split" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 XV Parowek, XVP42
Torturing Nurse - improvised, fluent harsh noise from China. Implied Flare - XVP side project, s/f ambient made with use of Korg Poly-61 synth. CDR comes in pink paper envelope, with color cover and insert. [label info]
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Tsaraas -- "Whisper of Buried Hearts" -- CD -- €8
2008 Wroth Emitter Productions, W.E. 019
Dark-ambient side-project of Majdanek Waltz. Orchestral samples and majectic electronic organ turn into heavy drones with noisy elements. Detached voices, known for the basic project, recite mystical and bizarre lyrics. [label info]

Tvmvlvs Seraphim -- "Fortress Ermetica" -- CD -- €11
2005 Beyond Productions, BEY.0533
Dark ambient. A proud, isolationist project offering the listener a symbolic ground for decodification. An historical document, a chronicle on the hermetic, cold emptiness hold in the events of the Second World War. [Total Rust info] Side-project of Sostrah Tinnitus.

Ucho -- "Mycobacterium" -- 3"CD-R -- €8
Malachit, m 004
A new jewel from Malachit. Three faces of one project. The first track is like a music to a static dance with minimal noises & spaces. The second has subtle rhythms, trance & sound tunnels. The third contain some darker & more secret sounds. 25 minutes. [press-release]

Vava Kitora (Sachiko & Yama-Akago) -- "Prithivi Mandragoire" -- CD-R -- €7
Deserted Factory, DF022, (ltd. 200)
Japanese Vava Kitora consists of members Sachiko and Yama-akago. I am used to hearing noise, or basically anything electronic, experimental or extreme coming from Japan. Vava Kitora, however, is something completely different and very interesting, falling outside any established genres. Medieval woodcuts and mandrake roots seem to be the theme here, and it is very interesting to hear two Japanese women interpreting European cultural history. Musically this could be described as some kind of minimalist ethereal experimentalism. Faint female voices are in the main role, harmonic at first, but growing ever more dissonant and eerie as the album progresses, culminating in a very I.Corax-like spectral flow at the end. Chimes, bells and strings are used sparingly. All in this is an extremely original piece, which reminds partially of Caul, partially of electroacoustic experimentalism, yet is a completely personal thing (also distinctly Japanese). However, in Prithivi Mandragorie the down sides of minimalism also come out: the sound is very thin and clinical, and the sound scale concentrating too much into the high end strengthens this impression. If one can get over the thin sound Prithivi Mandragorie is a successfull personal concept to say the least, and worth heating for those who are looking for something innovative and beautiful. [John Bjorkman / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys]
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Velehentor -- "From The Gloom of Graves: Stonewells of Aeternity" -- CD -- €12
2008 Desolate Catacombs of SMERSH, SMERSH02, (ltd. 460)
Classic dark ambient: cold echoes of the unknown rituals, roaming in te utter darkness of resonant stone labyrynths. Paranoiac trance induced by the feeling of lifeless presence in the anscient crypts, breathing with deadly dampness. Icy calmness of indifferent doom. The album was recorded in winter 1999-2000. Packed in an absolutely black digipak (double-sided print, double black paint), the pictures are applied with varnish. [label info]

Waki -- "Music For Waki People" -- CD -- €12
2004 Databloem, DBCD 008
Delicate techno grooves, sequences and beats from one of Japan's best. Wakisaka Akifuma belongs to the well known artists of the japanese techno scene. Wakisaka Akifuma has studied composition at the University of Tokyo and started producing music in 1989. He started with his own label Loveburger in 1995. [label info]

Where -- "Wererat" -- CD -- €12
2006 Eibon Records, Whr066
Cavernous dark ambient, made out of field recordings taken exclusively in sewers and other rats-infested places. A frightening and immersive journey through shadows, somewhere between crepuscule and nightfall, far from the flashing rays of daylight. They are coming to catch us..... [press-release]
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XV Parowek -- "Kurz Z Kaluzy" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 XV Parowek, XVP43
Not a long (29 minutes) trip through different subgenres of abrasive electronics, with specific approach. CDR comes in pink paper envelope, with color cover and insert. [label info]
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Zeit -- "Waves from the Sky" -- CD -- €13
2008 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL043
The first solo CD by Zeit is a true revelation… After the two album in collaboration with Alio Die with a more acoustic quality, in 'Waves from the sky' Tommaso Cimo undertake electronic orchestrations with inserts of guitars and bass perfectly integrated, you can find attachments with the best mystic and cosmic music of the 70', traslated with a subtle sensibility into new territories of ambient music with a very fine touch. CD packaged in an elegant three sides digipack!! [press-release]
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V/A -- "Concrete Concréte" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Construct.Destroy.Collective, CDC002, (ltd. 150)
"Concrete Concréte" is a conceptual compilation dedicated to concrete. Nine musicians have transformed their relationship to this fascinating material on the CD. Each track is a statement by itself, and you can hear echoes of concrete in all of them. The idustrial / experimental / noise music presented on this CD really fits to the theme of concrete and it’s definitely going to be a great experience and challenge for all listeners. The CD comes packed in a DVD cover. [press-release] The list of participants: :.::, Urbanfailure, Phragments, Rentip, Iskra, Jamka, Martin Vysoky, Rbnx, Gottlieb.

V/A -- "Mouth Noise" -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2008 XV Parowek, XVP49, (ltd. 50)
Mouth noise compilation, created with use of lips, tongue, breath and vocals. Samples were taken from 4 Polish noiseheads (Rez Epo, Thaw, Sordid and XVP). The material was selected and structured by XVP. Looped animal-like noises, with no FX. 3" CDR in 7" transparent envelope and folded thick paper (B&W front, orange at the back). The CDR with a sticker painted with standard black ink. Limited to 50. [press-release].
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V/A -- "TanzFronT" -- CD -- €11
2008 Tesla, nT03
Tesla proudly presents its first international distorted beats compilation which was prepared in a collaboration with the Moscow promo-group TanzFronT ProjecT. This album is a collection of tracks by the artists who has performed on the events TanzFronT made in a recent one and a half years of their activities. Among their guests who has contributed the tracks to this CD they were well-known international rhythm'n'noise and industrial acts such as Asche, Detritus, Empusae, Hypnoskull, Imminent, Mimetic Fake, Morgenstern, Proyecto Mirage and Winterkaelte, as well as younger promising Russian and international projects such as Cervello Elettronico, Coreline, Error, Id Molotov, Novel 23, Spin Provider and Virgin Fix. All tracks are exclusive or previously unreleased in digital media. [press-release]

V/A -- "Wilde Jaeger" -- 2 CD -- €17
2007 Percht, Percht10
WILDE JAEGER is a unique compilation of Alpine Folk Music, Pagan Ritual Music and authentic field-recordings from the darkest woods and deepest valleys to the highest peaks of the sacred Central- European Alps, as well as of other pagan and alpine regions in Europe and the USA. Wilde Jaeger is accompanied by an astonishing 24-page booklet, housed in a highest-quality 6-sided digipack with cover- paintings by Markus Wolff (Waldteufel). Participants: Svarrogh, Werkraum, Sangre Cavallum, A Minority Of One, Allerseelen, Heiliges Licht, Waldteufel, Scivias, Hamramr, Haberfeld, Ernte, Teatro Satanico, Fanes, Sturmpercht, Magdalena, Elli Riehl, Jagerblut, Hekate, The Joy Of Nature, Soulsearch, Jahrtal, Foresta Di Ferro, SagenToeterRiharcSmilesTrollFerd (Riharc Smiles), Thelema. [label info]


Dronaement -- "Wassermond" -- 7" -- €7
2000/2007 Drone Records, DR-41, (ltd. 300), 2nd edition
DRONAEMENT is a newcomer from a small village in East Germany, who is also active in DAS RHYTHMISCHE ORNAMENT and D:RHYTHM:O and his small cassette-label NAUZE MUZICK. After a few amazing tapes, this is the very first vinyl issue for DRONAEMENT, containing two flowing tracks based on water sounds, entitled "wassermond" and "wassertank". Sounds go up and down like waves, pulsate soft and tender, surround you like cotton wool, being added up by sensitively created electronics. This is a kind of hommage to water, symbol for life, moving and development. Listen to the endless streaming and flowing of life. [press-release]

Moljebka Pvlse -- "lode lvx" -- 7" -- €7
2008 Drone Records, DR-91, (ltd. 300)
For some years now Stockholm based artist MATHIAS JOSEFSON has delighted the drone scene with his highly minimal excursions into drone territory. From harsh noise to soft & gentle ambience the aim is to reach a basic level of sound conscience. In doing so the "human mind" and the "sound mind" interact to build a symbiotic entity. MOLJEBKA PVLSE is Josefson’s sound art project where he often collaborates with KARIN JACOBSON. The two pieces "lode" and "lvx" are great examples of breathing drone structures which seem to be derived from real string or wind instruments. Harmonic & mysterious, dense & aspiring.... this is indeed music like a lode of illuminations... Filed under: BREATHING DRONES. BLACK VINYL, BLACK SILKSCREENED BLACK COVER, WITH EXTRA EMBOSSED WHITE INLAY. [press-release]

Noise Dreams Machina -- "In / Out" -- 7" -- €7
2008 Drone Records, DR-90, (ltd. 300)
NOISE DREAMS MACHINA is the project of Spanish artist OSCAR MARTIN. Now living & studying in Berlin & Barcelona, he is currently exploring the possibilities of homemade software with free tools for sound deconstrucion and realtime performance. IN & OUT is his first vinyl release and uses a wide range of environmental recordings which are processed digitally in more "electro-acoustic" ways. This leads to a balance between "Drone" and "Electro-Acoustic" where the acoustic potential of conventional reality is enlarged via digital processing. In his own words: "It brings attention to the peripheral zones of the sound phenomenon". Through intense mutation & deconstruction of acoustic materials a new or previously hidden meaning can be revealed for the blind spot of our perception. Filed under: ADVANCED ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DRONES. MILKY VINYL, WHITE COVER WITH BLACK SILK-SCREENED PRINT. [press-release]

Xabec -- "Feuerstern" -- 7" -- €7
2008 Drone Records, DR-92, (ltd. 300)
DRONE RECORDS is very proud to finally issue this long planned Drone by this prolific German artist! FEUERSTERN (which translates as "Firestar") captures two tracks of luminous tones & magnetic resonances which create a warm and floating aural flux. With mellow concrete material setting the counterpoint, very subtle hisses, smacking & clicking sounds can be distinguished. These are enriched further on Side B with field recordings by MICHAEL NORTHAM made in September 2006 at the Audioframes Sonic Art Festival in Herne. This was where FEUERSTERN was also performed in a choreographed way using fireworks! Very delicate tone colours and a perfectly balanced sound pattern allow for contemplative listening sessions... The 7" comes in a golden lettered & embossed grey cardboard box with golden printed grey inlay. Filed under: GLOWING DRONE-AMBIENCE. DARK RED VINYL. COMES IN CARDBOARD-BOX WITH GOLDEN EMBOSSING. [press-release]


YAO 91404 D -- "Pervomai" -- MC + 3"CD-R -- €12
2008 Selfissued, (ltd. 1)
Collection boxset prepared for the fifth anniversary of the project YAO 91404 D. The set includes: cassette with the album (totally analogue copy!), 3" disk with thematical videos, Soviet postcard for May 1st and postal stamps, handmade card with archive photos and cutoff saw 63 mm in diameter. Only 1 copy. [author's info]

Lowlife -- "My Icecream Шs For All You Young Girls" -- MC -- €4
Black Arts Productions, Black Arts 07, (ltd. 69)
Pornoise made by a simple recipe: Lolita-fetish + ZX Spectrum. Misanthropical project of the owner of Antihumanism Records also known for his post-Ildjarn act Myself. [YAOP description]

Orchid -- "Holod i Golod \ Das Syndrom Der Einsamkeit" -- MC -- €3.5
In Satan's Honour Records, ish 11 / Lost Reich, reich 05
Cold pagan Ambient / Neoclassic following the traces of Mortiis, ambient Burzum, Vond, Vinterriket... [YAOP description]


Paralux -- "..Lux-Ed.. / La Laguna" -- DVD-R -- €9
2007 Series Negras, SN 007
Video project of Tzesne. Psychedelic hypnotizing video footage of sea lagoon, night streets and just video abstractions perfectly combining with deep drone ambient. In general, this is quite resembling "Voices of the dead" by Gosha Solnzev & Yuri Elik. Great. Packed in a big colour poster. [YAOP description]

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Legion - Die Datenschleuder - CD - Hyperium - LC6821 3910098-2 - €16,30
Moljebka Pvlse - Sadalmelik - CD - Cold Meat Industry - cmi.113 - Ltd. 1000 - €6.79
Novy Svet - Faccia a Faccia - CD - Hau Ruck! - HR!4 - €14,95
O Paradis - Serpiente de Luna, Serpiente de Sol - CD - Aorta - AORCD08 - €12,77
O Paradis - Reinos - CD - El Circulo Records - KWCD014 - LTD. 500 - €12,77
O Paradis - Ensuenos - CD - El Circulo Records - KWCD02 - LTD. 500 - €12,77
Psychonaut - The Witches' Sabbath - CD - Athanor - ATNR 007 - €12,77
Qntal - Qntal I - CD - Gymnastics - CRO 0614 - €11,41
Qntal - Qntal II - CD - Gymnastics - CRO 5912 - €11,41
Romove Rikoito - L'Automne Eternel - CD - Brudenia - R002 - €12,77
Romove Rikoito - Narcissism - CD - Brudenia - R001 - €12,77
Sardh - Stuur - CD - Mysyc - mysyc 01 - LTD. 319/1000 - €12,77
Sardh - Wueste Scheuer - CD - Mysyc - mysyc 05 - Ltd. 1000 - €12,77
Sleep Chamber - Sexmagick Ritual - CD - FunfUndVierzig - Funfundvierzig 50 - €12,77
Unicorn Ensemble - Chominciamento di Gioia - CD - NHN / Naxos - 8.553131 - €11,41
Unicorn Ensemble - The Black Madonna-Pilgrim Songs from the Monastery of Monserrat (1400-1420) - CD - NHN / Naxos - 8.554256 - €11,41
Vatican's Children - Satan - CD - Vatican's Children - Vat 099 - LTD. 500 - €13,86
Vatican's Children - Secrets… - CD - Vatican's Children - Vat 089 - LTD. 500 - €13,86
Vox - Diadema - CD - Real Music - €11,41
Vromb - Interluder - CD - Pflichtkauf - pflicht 006 - Ltd. 1000 - €11,41
Vromb - Memoires Paramoleculaires - CD - HushHush - HSH14 - €11,41
V/A - Evolved As One - A Collection Of Emotional Ambient-Drones - CD - Evolved As One - evol01 - €6.79

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Alio Die -- "Il Tempo Magico di Saturnia Pavonia" -- CD -- €12
2003 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 023
"In this new cd Stefano Musso displays ten new tracks of powerful layers of both acoustic and real sounds. The sense of MAGIC inside the performing was invited and respected during rites of composition ,and as usual it has guides of the creative process. Then spirits of life comes ,inside a sensitive and creative SPACE, attitude is purified that which is deeply desired the focus of the soul, quiet and almost transparent is the mind. Ok, this is deep music to listen meanwhile you are looking in front of the FIRE, walking in the wildness , or when you need a deep and magic inspiration for poetry, painting ,research , LOVE and meditation, and in every activities in which you need to expand time and sensibility ,and to be really and totaly present ! oh, ... surely, you would be in the same time in different layers of consciousness , looking for some special gifts in order to magically convert this crazy time into a better one." [press release]
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Alio Die -- "Khen Introduce Silence" -- CD -- €12
2003 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 025
Taking basic improvisations only from sounds produced by Khen (mouth-organ from Thailand/Laos) and processed by different controls like filters, pan and multi-effects, Stefano Musso looks for a vibrational enviroment that is like a special point of view, where time changes his meaning and sometimes becomes absolutely relative, finding a place for contemplation, like being in the clouds and breathing with the sound of the spheres. Observe the circular harmony of seasons in his never ending flow, it speaks like old poetry that is familiar to the soul. [press-release]
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Alio Die -- "Password for Entheogenic Experience" -- CD -- €12
1998 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 015
A never ending drone of intense meditative music, with treated acoustic sounds and loops. Alio Die explore somewhere else places finding a sound support for psychoactive journeys. A long, beautiful track (64 min.) of floating ambient music from this popular Italian electronic artist. [press release]

Alio Die & Johnson, James -- "Cube 7 - Sospensione D'Estate" -- CD -- €12
2007 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 041
CUBE music is designed to blur the architectural spaces that we occupy during our waking hours of the day. Whether it be an office cubical, a personal listening space or subtly defined spaces within an architectural enviroment. CUBE music is music at the edge of perception, music meant to expand interior space. Listening at a volume slightly above the natural sound in the space that this work is being played. [label info]

Alio Die & Zeit -- "Sunja" -- CD -- €12
Hic Sunt Leones, HSL 023
"Magic has blown its precious spores in the air. A human rite, humble and quiet, has evoked a red hot globe that gently illuminates the path toward the borders of Sunja, the dream place where all vibrations start. Sometimes the light comes down from the sky, clear like a crystal. Sometimes it climbs slowly from the earth's depths, but it's always comforting. Crossing the thresholds of Sunja is like landing on an uncontaminated island, furrow its white sea-shores lapped by tepid foamy waters, been inebriated with wide floral smells and saltiness in secret places of the inland and in caves dug from time, gain the top of the plateau from which it is possible to see beyond... Sunja is creative strength enclosed in two long tracks of incredible intensity, rich in levels of knowledge, pure enchantment and beauty. The deep sound has an extraordinary symbolic and evocative power and it has arrived to a supreme purification owing to millenial percolations across the rock. Music shines, beholds, resounds at the bottom of ourselves, lives and spreads out. We realize, in listening, that a light warmth closes in upon us, everything loses its own original sense, the gates open... the road is beaten! Basic acoustic recordings were improvised during a warm night in late summer 2002 at Lunae studio,Tuscany. Edited and mixed in spring 2003 at Temple studio, Milano. Stefano Musso: zither, samples and loops, buzzer, fields recordings. Tommaso Cimo: khen (mouth-organ), accordion, attles, bird calls, bells. All the CDs come in a special artwork numbered compositions with collages and handmade prints." [label info]
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Aube -- "Reworks Nimh Vol. 1" -- CD -- €11
2007 Silentes, SME0611
Another must have work by audio decomposition-genius and sound-sculptor AUBE. Ethnic-electronic sound sources (as with "The Missing Tapes" by NIMH) transfigured and remodeled into completely new sonic lifeforms with state-of-the-art audio processing algorithms. Residual fragments of the original sound-sources occasionally appear in the mix like aquatic fauna swimming to the surface for a brief second. A magnum opus in four movements. Intensely facinating work by the unparalleled master of experimental sound design. AUBE is peerless. A minimal mosaic of sound that takes the listener on a slow-motion expedition into the very fabric of tone. A ocean of sound-grains for the listened to swim in. Spoken language doesn't (yet) contain words that properly describe these sounds... an absolute must have for the experimental music devotee. [press-release]

Baker, Aidan -- "The Sea Swells a Bit..." -- CD -- €11
2006 A Silent Place, ASP006
The sound of this new Aidan Baker's album is comparable to the best (obscure) psychedelic post-rock releases including great droning, hypnotic and honeiric atmospheres. Spontaneously composed by Aidan, who plays guitar (electric & acoustic), bass, tapeloops, drum machine and percussion in his droning 'fashion soup'. The result is the three long and beautiful tracks that constructs this album. His guitar treatments and amazing looping work get more and more marvellous, as the droning increasing percussions take the listener to a peaceful state of mind. The sound rises all around as the stream floods to the seaside, giving refuge to emotions through numbing clouds of murmuring electric voices. Aidan's performances high standards and his instantly recognizable style are here well confirmed, adding to the excellent level of his discography! [label info]

Bestia Centauri -- "Teratogenesis" -- CD -- €12
2007 Eibon Records / Afe Records, bes073 / afe093cd
Avantgarde / Experimental. Bestia Centauri is a solo electronic music project begun in 1999. "Teratogenesis" is its fourth release after "Ubbo-Sathla" (Somnambulant Corpse Recordings, 2002), "The Antideluvian Earth" (Afe, 2003) and "The Self Immolation Rite" (Somnambulant Corpse Recordings, 2004). The aim of Bestia Centauri is to create sonic landscapes that convey a sense of the numinous, the horrific, and the extra-human. Its sounds have much in common with those of electroacoustic music, but the compositional structures generally display a much greater sense of flow. With the new release, "Teratogenesis" (...an Eibon / Afe co-production...), Bestia Centauri defies once and for all the persistent mischaracterizations of its sound as belonging to the "Dark Ambient ghetto". Electroacoustic and computer music elements come brazenly to the foreground, and contribute even more so to the flow of "crawling chaos" that has always characterized and inspired Bestia Centauri’s compositions. The genesis and development of a monstrosity is the theme of this new work, which charts a course from mutated unicellular sonic DNA to the resultant life-form that reaches "from the jaws of the dragon, from the depths of the abyss"... [label info]
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Bianchi, Maurizio (M.B.) -- "M.I. Nheem Alysm" -- CD -- €11
2005 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme0502
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]

Blood Axis -- "Blot: Sacrifice in Sweden" -- CD -- €13
Cold Meat Industry, CMI X
In November 1997, Blood Axis was invited to fly to Sweden and present a special live performance for the Cold Meat Industry 10th Anniversary Feast. The show was recorded on digital multi-track directly from the mixing board, and the resulting tapes were brought back to USA and re-mixed and re-processed by Blood Axis temselves for an exceptional result: a crystalline and intense summoning of everything from haunting heathen mantras to electronic aggression, traditional European melodies to crushing bombastic anthems. [press-release]

Brighter Death Now -- "Disobey" -- DualDisc (CD + DVD) -- €22
2005 Cold Meat Industry, cmi139
"Disobey" may just be the ultimate release of Brighter Death Now, 2 live-shows presented as a DualDisc, both recorded in Rostock 1997 (CD) and 2003 (DVD) respectively. Brighter Death Now leaves no-one untouched with brutal and destructive industrial sounds, dealing with sinister topics such as death, childabuse and confusing love as a trademark. BDN has the past few years also become one of the more chaotic, charismatic and unpredictable live-acts in the industrial scene. With a charming sense of black humour BDN changes shape from a little rascal to a moral-majority hag dressed up for sunday commandment... something which actually happened during the show in Rostock 2003. Featuring for this special occasion; Roger Karmanik and Lina B Doll (Deutsch Nepal), two beautiful iron ladies ready to manhandle you! [label info]

Brighter Death Now -- "Kamikaze Kabaret" -- CD -- €13
2005 Cold Meat Industry, cmi151
BDN's steady mainman Roger Karmanik never goes out of style! A new punishing fullength CD packed with 8 churning traditional kneecapwrenching tracks, get down with it or bow in shame... Following the last album "1890" from 2001, this new work is more in the vein of 1998's "May all be dead": meaning slight punk mode ON. Diverse, hallucinatory, monotone and HEAVY with that sweet characteristic doom-laden and depressive touch. Simple and effective; just right for your pulsating private parts. [label info]
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Caul -- "Hidden" -- CD -- €12
2001 Eibon Records, Cau030
Time for us to REVERENTLY introduce "Hidden", CAUL's 5th and possibly darkest album. A massive comeback to bleak, dense and hyper-obscure dark ambient: soundscapes for a never ending journey, magically crafted by a musician whose talent is immense. One single track lasting for 1 hour - come to the HIDDEN side if you dare... CD comes in beautiful 4-panels digisleeve. [press release]

Circumjecta -- "Ulchi Hop" -- CD-R -- €6
Dars Records, DR08CD
Shadows of the ancient Ulchs on the heated asphalt roads of the megalopolis pursued by Andrey Zots. The Ulch people inhabiting the lands along the lower reaches of the Amur river are known for their unusual and beautiful legend about the last shaman of the tribe who refused to unveil the ancient secrets when he was dying because the spirits did not name his successor to him. If the shaman line had not broken in such a tragic way and the Ulchs could have somehow mastered the Nord Modular programming or learned to use Reaktor, their music would have definitely resembled Circumjecta, an album by young musician Andrey Zots. Andrey’s album is not another ethno pop music in the line or folklore tunes set up with a plain rhythm. Circumjecta music is an immersion, a thin undistinguishable line between a dream and reality, shaman breath of the megalopolis, of all invisible and unheard hidden in its depths. Following the Circumjecta music we all choose our own ways. Conceptualizing his works Andrey does not assign any definite forms to his music, but rather softly outlines the boundaries, letting the listeners plunge into fantasies, imagination, and create together with the author while the music is still on. Just listen…Your world is not everything. There is a totally different one out there, and it is the world of Circumjecta. [press-release]

Current 93 -- "The Inmost Light" -- 3 CD -- €32
2007 Durtro / Jnana Records, DURTRO/JNANA 033
Housed in a deluxe eight-panel digipak with 24-paged booklet. This special limited set includes in their entirety the mini-albums "Where the Long Shadows Fall", "The Stars are Marching Sadly Home", and the full-length "All the Pretty Little Horses". The band at the time of these recordings included David Tibet, Steven Stapleton, Michael Cashmore and Joolie Wood with guests: Nick Cave, Jhonn Balance (Coil), A. Degens (Pantaleimon) and Shirley Collins contributing vocals.

Current 93 -- "Sleep Has His House" -- CD -- €15
2000/2006 Durtro / Jnana Records, DURTRO JNANA 1925 CD
This is a reissue of the original CD album of 2000, with several corrections to the artwork. The album comes in a digipak with full colour 12 page booklet featuring all lyrics, a photograph of David's father (whose "death" was the inspiration for the album), and a painting by David entitled "Death Overshadows My Father". [label info]
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Der Blutharsch -- "Der Sieg Des Lichtes Ist Des Lebens Heil!" -- CD -- €13
Wir Kapitulieren Niemals, WKN3
Re-issue of the album which set a milestone in the pounding neoclassical marching music.

Derniere Volonte -- "Devant Le Miroir" -- CD -- €13
Hau Ruck!, HR!81
The new album by the French masters of erotic military pop, more gloomy than ever before. [label info]

Derniere Volonte -- "Obéir et Mourir" -- 2 CD -- €26
Nuit Et Broulliard, NB.CD.06
Re-issue of the mythical double tape-boxset released by La Nouvelle Alliance in 1998 in a limited and numbered edition of 120 copies (L.N.A. 01). Only 90 were finally edited that time. All original material was entirely remastered and seven unreleased tracks from the same recording sessions were added for a tolal length of about 140 mns/28 tracks. Unlike to the recent releases of this French one-man project "Obéir et Mourir" includes neither any singing nor pop-influences. The sound here is a great blending of dark ambient soundscapes, militaristic percussion samples and tape-voices taken from World War II' documentaries. Powerful anthems march in front of melodic tracks and oppressive atmospheres reflecting perfectly the climate of the 30's and of the 40's made of fury, pain and tears… "Obéir et mourir" is nothing but an audio and visual illustration of these dark days... The two CDs come in cardboard cover with a 14 postcard-set, housed in a deluxe dark green boxset with embossed front-picture and bronze printings. [press-release]

Desiderii Marginis -- "Deadbeat" -- CD -- €13
2001 Cold Meat Industry, CMI.86
Mjölby: hick town, epicentre of Swedish counter-culture, a power-plant transmitting anti-art currents over the national grid. Home of the legendary deathseekers Brighter Death Now, of the infamous scatologist Raison d'Etre, and not least of the decadence afficionado Desiderii Marginis. 'Deadbeat' is Desiderii Marginis' magnum opus, a bewitching tale from a midwintery Sweden veiled in darkness, firmly maintaining their ranking among the upper crust of the Mjölby avantgarde. Listening to Desiderii Marginis is like travelling in time, back to the days when you first discovered CMI and instantly became enchanted. By watching and learning from old mages like Raison d'etre and Morthound, Johan Levin has aggregated different styles, but eventually the music is still distinguished by his highly personal touch. Close your eyes, and find yourself moved to desolate windswept forests - where mist lingers around leafless branches, moonbeams just barely break through, and distant howls both entice and frighten. These are emotions so familiar and so novel at the same time, evoked by classic CMI material that both looks back and points forward. [label info]
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Desiderii Marginis -- "Seven Sorrows" -- CD -- €13
2007 Cold Meat Industry, cmi173
Seven Sorrows is the sixth album by the renowned swedish dark-ambient project Desiderii Marginis, and a most eagerly awaited follower to the highly acclaimed album of 2005, That Which Is Tragic And Timeless. With the material on Seven Sorrows Johan Levin, the mind behind Desiderii Marginis, has dug deeper than ever before within the creative depths and so ventures even further into the darklands of dispair and solitude, deeper into the vibrant shadows of the human mind. Since the very debute in 1993, Desiderii Marginis has, with every new offering, refined and reinvented the trademark sound, and this release is no exception to the rule. Strummed guitars and dulcimers blend seamlessly with soaring strings, raging drones, the sound of twisted metal and spoken word. Diverse sources, yet tamed to an intriguing and alluring whole that slowly spin it’s web around the helpless listener and drags them into the vortex of dreamlike darkness. First 2000 copies in a 6-panel digipak, artwork photos taken by the exceptional photographer Birthe Klementowski. [press-release]

Deutsch Nepal -- "Erotikon" -- CD -- €13
2006 Cold Meat Industry, cmi166
Deutsch Nepal, is Lina B Doll, a well-known cult-phenomenon in the industrial underground scene, with several worldwide tours and collaborations with notorious artists such as Der Blutharsch, Brighter Death Now, Raison d'etre he is just as famous as he is infamous. With several respected releases on various labels such as CMI (of course), Hauruck, Staalplaat and Old Europa Cafe, it is now with great pleasure we are finally able to present a completely new studio album. On Erotikon Deutsch Nepal blooms in full decadence. Dark seductive psychodelic industrial songs - it is retro all the way back to the Nico influences, it's addictive in every sexual way - and it leaves you with a complete new experience and a sensational taste of bodily fluids. Lubrication saves! [label info]

Girnu Giesmes -- "Rupus Miltai" -- CD -- €11
2005 Autarkeia, acd 011, (ltd. 299)
Rupus miltai presently counted as the eighth album of Lithuanian post-industrial music pioneer Girnu Giesmes. The begetter of this Project Laurynas Jukonis used to mark all his albums by some most archaic and original elements of Lithuanian culture, such as the glee, rhymed recitations in ancient Lithuanian language, some ornament on the cover. They reflect the coherence between the author and archaic worldview, genetics of ancestors, moreover - they perfectly adopt the ancient code for enriching the collective future thinking. The newest album entitled with the ancient relic, genuine and dearly fine Lithuanian euphemism - Rupus Miltai - which is not translatable into other languages, perhaps even not explicable to foreigners, but naturally acceptable by everyone of Lithuanian descent as some higher element of communication, open to selected ethnos. The author of this Project chose this relic of sublime reality as the guiding point to surreal, psychedelic trip into different, more universal reality where the ocean of associations and infinite possibility of interpretation rise. The web of senses generated by the album Rupus Miltai throws the listener along the emotional draughts as if the whirlwind carrying the small butterfly. A stream of transparent ambient suddenly grows into the hysterical ritual dance of shamans, leading to the labyrinth of feelings hiding the fearful obscurity. As the battle falls, the light descends, and the vanishing mind erases every thought and sense. Rupus Miltai is a peculiar, psychedelic album talking of .... With various eclectic post-industrial accents twinkling in it, with unique style aesthetics unrolling and blazing in unconventional loops of dark and hypnotic ambient and frozen industrial pulse. [press-release]
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Girnu Giesmes -- "Tiems, Kas Budi Uz Slenkscio" -- CD -- €11
2006 Autarkeia, acd 014, (ltd. 500)
Laurynas Jukonis, the author of GIRNU GIESMES project and the pioneer of the Lithuanian post-industrial, has dedicated his ninth album "Tiems, kas budi uz slenkscio" (For Those Who Keep Vigil Beyond the Threshold) to the next element of the archaic worldview of the Lithuanians, that is, the mythological sagas. To be more precise, it is dedicated to the weird reality functioning in accordance with specific laws in sagas that has been deeply ingrained in human mind from time immemorial. The modern rationalism has not managed to destroy this system until our days. Probably the mythological reality with all its strange creatures can relatively be called the remnant of the evolved shamanism. This is arcane, but not necessarily unapproving worldview of the supernatural world as the dark powers. The latest GIRNU GIESMES album conveys exactly these features. Each track projects a fascinating interpretation of the archaic thinking system in music. Vivacious and a bit eerie music of "Tiems, kas budi uz slenkscio" album is difficult to define in terms of music style. Some tracks sound with mysterious psychedelic ambient, while the others reverberate with bizarre broken rhythms and loops. Yet, a strong and interesting mood is undoubtedly created by the rich and professionally compiled sound collages featured in the CD. [press-release]
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The Hafler Trio -- "An Utterance of the Supreme Ventriloquist" -- CD -- €15
2005 Soleilmoon Recordings, SOL 134 CD, (ltd. 1000)
“An Utterance of the Supreme Ventriloquist” was originally issued by Soleilmoon in 1996 in a hand-numbered edition of 451 clear vinyl Lps. Now, nine years later, it’s being released for the first time on compact disc. “Utterance” consists of two 21-minute pieces, “Placing the Seed” and “Seeding the Place”. It’s psychedelic head-trip that reaches a similar plane of consciousness occupied by Nurse With Wound. The material has been completely remastered for maximum digital appreciation, and is presented in a deluxe embossed folder with lavishly printed inserts, all wrapped in semi-transparent paper, very much in the style of the recent reissues of “The Sea Org” and “Mastery of Money”. This compact disc edition is strictly limited to 1000 copies. [press-release]

Harvest Rain -- "Blood Hymns" -- CD -- €11
2006 OPN, OPN CD 05
These Midnight Sessions began within the Winter Solstice and the recordings continued during the 12 Nights of Yule in 2002. 'Blood Hymns' is a personal soundtrack to the search for Thule/Hyperborea. The Spirit's journey back to the lost homeland. A "musical diary" of the blood answering the Pull of Magnetic North's Most Northerly Midnight. Where one finds the 13th Hour. These Midnight Sessions began after 'A Frost Comes with the Wind' and should be considered the follow-up to that album. The largest line-up for a Harvest Rain album yet. Special preparations and work with the Chilean artist Juan Almarza Anwandter of Der Arbeiter without whom this album would not be. 'Blood Hymns' is for all those on the Path of A-MOR. Expect simply the best with this new collection of heathen folk music anthems... [press-release]

Hitti, Enten -- "Giant Clowns Of The Solar World" -- CD -- €12
1996 Aqua, A9601, (ltd. 1000)
A rare sort of ambient work, 'Giant Clowns Of The Solar World' sounds more like an orchestra of voices, instruments and song. Crave a new Mandible Chatter, IAM Umbrella or Voice Of Eye disc? Well, here's a great experience that will grab your imagination. You can almost see people dancing odd steps in some oak grove for a crowd. But there are the drifting, cloudy moments too. The ambient drones ornamented with the sparse instrument: guitar, violin, female voice like an angel, a piano ghost. Very orchestral, inspiring, an orchard of sound... And for you artwork freaks, this one's really nice. It is a six panel, large-sized fold-out display book on heavy artpaper, full-color printing of surreal images and landscapes. Lots of text but most of it in Italian. [Manifold Records description]

Hum -- "Ether Rider" -- 7" -- €7
2004 Drone Records, DR-70, (ltd. 300)
Drone Records is proud to present HUM, another newcomer from the growing russian experimental scene, who had out before a few most promising self-released CDrs on his own label. HUM (originally a reduction from “hum-an”) sees his work as a representation of emptiness and sound, derived from tantric tradition. The basic intention is the “restoration of mythological time”. This release, being dedicated to “magic flight”, enlights on the first track with full vibrating “cosmic” drones, sounding like a swarm of low-pitched insects. The second piece CRUCIBLE is more loop-structured & noisy, with low-fi mechanized rumblings, filled with organic substances... two fantastic sound-samples that show the ability of drone-sound to lead your inner mind into the center of nothingness. Filed under: magic-flight drones. BLACK VINYL. MINIMAL DESIGNED WHITE COVERS WITH B/W PHOTO. [press-release]

In Slaughter Natives -- "Sacrosancts Bleed" -- CD -- €13
1992 Cold Meat Industry, CMI.16
Sacrosancts Bleed is incredibly heavy orchestral electronic with Rosemary's Baby at the centre of the steaming chaos. Machine rhythms batter the cathedral as profanities hurl themselves at the altar. Heavy guitars, screams, backward cries, distortion. "Fifth Skin" is the most amazing of songs - a looped sample of some kind of sharp male cry; slow lunging guitars; that gruesome voice... [press-release]

Kahn, Jason / Möslang, Norbert / Müller, Günter / Aube -- "Signal to Noise Vol. 5" -- CD -- €11
2007 For 4 Ears, CD 1867
Jason Kahn: analog synthesizer, percussion. Norbert Möslang: cracked everyday_electronics. Günter Müller: ipod, percussion, electronics. Aube: laptop, electronics. The members of the MKM-trio went to the Buru Studios in Kyoto to record with Akifumi Nakajima aka AUBE, one of the pioneers and great masters of electronic music in Japan. This CD festures four improvisations of almost symbiotic interaction, ranging from high energy free-for-alls and noisy beats to the quiet drift of extended ambiences. An absolute must for AUBE fans! [label info]

Keimverbreitung -- "The K Sessions" -- CD-R -- €12
2003 Amplexus, (ltd. 177)
Keimverbreitung is a new dimension in ambient-avantguarde music. Decadent atmospheres, rumorism, laments & electronic sounds....all mixed to create the perfect soundtrack for our unsound minds...to dscover it! [label info] Something experimental-vanguard. Throat singing, shaman's percussion, ethnic guitar parts, dark industrial ambience. Eclectic but interesting. [Abgurd description]

Lustmord -- "Metavoid" -- CD -- €13
Nextera, ERA 2008-2
Originally released in 2001 and being out of print for some years this is the seventh Lustmord release, and the first since 1994's "The Place Where The Black Stars Hang". "Metavoid" presents the logical development of that unmistakable Lustmord sound, and pushes further into new depths which raised global interest in Lustmord's originality as the musician and sound engineer. "The human mind is, and will forever remain, incapable of comprehending the many depths and layers that encompass the universe within which we live. We construct ever changing theoretical and semiotic perspectives in an attempt to map and decode the unknown, but meaning remains incomprehensible. Through endless corridors of silence and dread, deeper than vacuum, beyond infinity and the realm of measurement, ideographic patterns do not emerge. Our role is insignificant, and is futile at best. The sum of knowledge is nothingness. Outside the narrow confines of our intellect, larger forces are at play, and some things may best remain unknown." [label info]

Lustmord -- "Purifying Fire" -- CD -- €13
2000 Soleilmoon, Sol 98 CD
A collection of rare and unreleased tracks from this master of dark ambience... Covering the years between 1995 and 1998, it includes tracks previously given for compilations to a diverse range of labels, including Plug Research, Side Effects, Cold Spring and Dry Lungs, also some completely unreleased tracks.

Maeror Tri -- "Meditamentum" -- CD -- €12
2005 Manifold Records, mancd044
Re-edition of the CD previously published by German label Holonom in 1994. This was the 2nd full-length of Maeror Tri after "Multiple Personality Disorder". It contains retrospective compilation of cassette tracks dated 1989-1992. "This compilation is probably the more ambient of any Maeror Tri compilation, going for more textural guitar and drift than the rumbling, backwards-chord sound. Comes in an amazing brown artboard case and embroidered cloth sleeve, four-page booklet inside inspired by rough layouts of cassette-years past gives plenty of text to absorb with the sounds. Amazing sounds demand amazing packages and we wanted to make sure this would be a treasure for all who were ever interested in Maeror Tri." [label info]
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Nordvargr & BSE vs. Kenji Siratori -- "Hypergenome 666" -- 2 CD -- €27
2006 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 088
This will be for sure the more surprising release for 2006 in the ambient-dark-industrial field ! This 2 great scandiniavian dark-industrial projects leaded by MZ.412 members are here making an excursion in KENJI SIRATORI acid world made of encrusted blood & samen, made by all the information in the universe plus several bits from other dimensions ! KENJI is surely a madman, but if you scan his hallucinatory textual mashups in the right frame of mind, they all begin to make sense !!! Kenji gave birth to a virulent amalgam of modern technology & illnes like a mix of Tetsuo the Iron Man & a modern version of William Burrougs cut-ups ! & his "Blood Electric" book was aclaimed by DAVID BOWIE ! On the 2 albums NORDVARGR & BSE are creating best dark ambients, for which both projects are very well reknown, to support Kenji vocals frames ! Japanese words disgorged by Kenji Siratori are here strongly entwined in the chaotic calmness of BSE's audio universe & in the deepest sounds born in the surgery of Nordavrgr's Villa Bohult .... All songs are based upon the spoken prose by the uncompromising Japanese writer, creating a new fascinating depth in the musical experience ! The CD's come with an 80 pages exclusive book by Kenji Siratori, the whole inside a very special box. [press-release]

Nosesoul -- "Ethik Blues / Winterbirds Helped the Passengers" -- CD + DVD -- €18
2007 Silentes, 200719
A fascinating album of ambient music that straddles the worlds of comfortable quiet sounds (that continually morph and expand)... and darker more introspective tones (that arouse a more turbulant and mysterious character). Atmospherics for nightfall. Large enveloping soundscapes that completely overtake the senses. Similar in many ways to the unmistakable style of OPIUM. Evocative drone-core infused with subtle vocal elements. "ETHIK BLUES" is the soundtrack of the DVD "WINTERBIRDS HELPED THE PASSENGERS" (a truly wonderful movie by FRANCESCO PALADINO). One hour of pure sonic-bliss to completely loose oneself in. An amazing milestone for ambient/isolationistic music lovers, and definitely not to be missed by fans of this genera. [label info]

Nothing -- "Silence Came Back In, Filling Jagged Spaces" -- CD -- €12
2004 Eibon Records, Nth046
A disharmonic journey through the mid-world spheres. Fragments of corrupted melodies melt with post-nuclear tribal rhythms. Quiet semi-silences turn into crystal-clear ambiences, then suddently leave space to bursts of noise. Shamanic-like chants evolve into caressing violins, then fall into pits of ultra-droning dark ambient. ...S.U.R.R.E.A.L... ..G.H.O.S.T.L.Y... In clear-trayed jewel box. [label info]
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Nový Svet & Ô Paradis -- "Destello De Estrellas En La Frente" -- CD -- €12
2005 Punch Productions, PP010
After the acclaimed and highly successful CD "entre siempre y jamas suben las mareas, duermen las ciudades" (NEKOFUTSCHATA / TESCO) of 2003, the two Barcelona based groups O PARADIS and NOVY SVET team up for another collaboration album presenting their dark mix of mediterranean accoustic music and electronic psychedelia. "Destello de Estrellas en la Frente" takes their sound in even dustier realms than the followers of both bands are used to. [press-release]
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Olhon -- "Sinkhole" -- CD -- €12
2006 Eibon Records, Olh062
A cooperative effort of Massimo Magrini (mastermind of the genious BAD SECTOR) and Zairo (of the ultra-obscure dark ambient travellers WHERE). "Sinkhole" was composed using original field recordings taken (mainly underwater) in the "Pozzo del Merro", the world's deepest sinkhole. The result is an extremely organic, almost "breathing" dark ambient journey. Very challenging, that's for sure..... Nobody knows what lies in the abyss. Just sit down and listen to the sound of the earth's depths. [press-release]
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Opium -- "Algorithms" -- CD -- €12
2007 Silentes, 200615
A stunning new offering by Opium. Classically elegant and extremely refined ambient music. Multi-dimensional sounds that are warm and enveloping. An emotional travelogue, starting dramatically, then taking the listener down a slower path, comfortably easing you into a long and fascinating sonic trip, where the sounds grow wide and large, and finally crumble inward, then regenerate, returning for another phase. A new sonic alchemy, and an entirely new world of soothing sounds for the adventurous listener to visit. [press-release]

Opium -- "The Reborn of the Rebel Angel" -- CD -- €12
2000 Hic Sunt Leones, HSL017
Electronics layers, and acoustic natural sounds in an active combination. A bit similar to the two Sola Translatio titles, it's more dinamic, but not rithmical at all. [label info]

Opium -- "Sympathetic Flying Objects" -- CD -- €12
2005 Silentes, cd 200507
Another extraordinary journey to past, present and future... Ancient instruments sounds, rhythmic ritual progressions, ancestral visions... But present nightmares too, electronic tensions, obscure inner conflicts... And a restless glance to the future... An ambient-rituals new music pearl. [label info]

Puissance -- "Back in Control" -- CD -- €13
2007 Equilibrium Music, EQM011
Puissance's second full-length album, one which has consolidated their status as forerunners in the Industrial/Militaristic scenario, which hereby starts to take on a more Neo-Classical orientation. Deluxe remastered edition with one bonus track. [press release]
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Raison d'Être -- "The Empty Hollow Unfolds" -- CD -- €13
2000 Cold Meat Industry, CMI.78
This is a grim travelogue from the land where the sun never rises; grievous keyboard overlayed by factory noises and the trademark chanting monks turns this into some of the most unsettling listening since of Lustmord's 'Paradise Disowned'. [label info]
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Raison d'Etre -- "In Sadness, Silence and Solitude" -- CD -- €13
Cold Meat Industry, cmi157
Mammoth stone walls stretching high into the unknown, dank cellars stewn with bones and ashes. A chill in the lonely night wind disturbed by the utterance of arcane phrases. This is music guaranteed to at least bring about thoughts of mysticism, if it doesn't produce mystical states outright. This defines the term hauntingly beautiful. The long deleted 'In Sadness, Silence an Solitude', the fourth fullength album of Raison d'etre and first released in 1997, is yet another astonishing piece of dark ambiental chants mixed with industrial elements and deep droones. Now, 'In Sadness, Silence an Solitude' has carefully been re-mastered for maximun fidelity. In addition, the original artwork has splendidly been re-worked and recent live versions of two original album tracks has been added to extend the already great experience with more than 16 minutes. This album is dark yet ultimately beautiful to the point of being indescribable, which one must hear to fully comprehend. [label info]
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Raison d'Être -- "Requiem For Abandoned Souls" -- CD -- €13
2005 Cold Meat Industry, cmi128
One of the persons in the extended CMI family that doesn't need a particulary long introduction is Peter Andersson. His Raison d'Etre was one of the first acts to be featured on CMI, and over the last ten years he has kept refining their signature sound over an extensive discography. Three years since the previous album, the new offering 'Requiem for Abandoned Souls' is a kind of climax, a career peak that all previous albums have pointed up to, where the music sets a perfect backdrop for the theme as spelled out by the album title. The key to understanding Andersson's vision for this album lies in the track titles; read separately, or taken together as a poem. The toll of a church bell escorts the listener on an existential voyage through the world according to Raison d'Etre, a bleak place populated by shadowy souls abandoned of all hope. But don't let that scare you away, because this remarkably beautiful collection of songs is a true remedy in this age of chaos; when the outside withers away, the inside fills with emptiness, and there's nothing left to believe in. [press release]
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Raison d'Être -- "Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations" -- CD -- €13
1995 Cold Meat Industry, CMI.38
Dark mesmerizing atmospheric / ritual chants. An expedition into the hidden parts of your inner self. [label info]

Sangre Cavallum -- "Pátria Granítica" -- CD -- €14
Ahnstern, Ahnstern 18
"Pátria Granítica" - Granite Fatherland - is the long awaited new album from the northern Portuguese Sangre Cavallum. The album contains ten powerful songs combining heroic traditional music and beautiful folk-ballads, sometimes even with a slight avantgardistic touch. The artists perfectly play a large variety of early traditional instruments, blended with electrical sounds and mesmerizing psychedelic arrangements. "Pátria Granítica" is a pagan journey into the world of stones of their historical homeland Callæcia and its gods, giving voice to the traditional heritage of granite warriors. Their first album "Barbara Carmina" was released on Michael Moynihan's (Blood Axis) label Storm. [press-release]
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Sol Invictus / Rose Rovine E Amanti / Andrew King -- "A Mythological Prospect Of The Citie Of Londinium" -- CD -- €11
2006 Cold Spring Records, CSR75CD
Nine exclusive studio tracks, three each from Sol Invictus / Rose Rovine E Amanti / Andrew King, in their own unique style. English artists Sol Invictus and Andrew King bestow London-inspired Neofolk and traditional English Folk music, evoking olde Londinium town; while Rose Rovine E Amanti offer romantic Italian Neofolk. The CD comes wrapped in the beautiful paintings of Andrew King, representing the city of London. [label info]

Stahlwerk 9 -- "Revolution of the Antichrist" -- CD -- €13
2007 Steinklang Industries, SK 43, (ltd. 666)
Stahlwerk 9's new Dark/Death Ambient album R.O.T.A. is more quiet and ritual than his recent works. R.O.T.A. can be compared to his earlier albums "Oradour" and "1905", but a lot more sacral. Deep, sumbliminal drummings, heavy organs and bells and ominously dronning soundscapes guide you to your private Aramgeddon. A blackest soundtrack for the end of the world... The artwork consists of a folder in 7"-size, holding 10 large inlays on heavy cardbord. All paintings on the folder and the inlays were drawn by the Russian painter Alexander Nemkovsky (http://nemkovsky.info), who already worked with Peter Anderson (Raison d'Etre). "With the approach of the Antichrist's authority comes the moment for mankind, of conscious man-godkind and satan-godkind, which have the task to abolish the authority of God and to give the maximum global power to man and devil." (Lev Tikhomirov, "Religious-philosophical Bases of a History"). [press release]
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Tabor Radosti -- "Havamal" -- CD-R -- €7
2003 self-released
"Havamal" is the second album of Czech project Tabor Radosti, it is homage to the depth of beliefs of our ancestors and already has all typical signs of their current production – magic and ritual, distorted vocals with archetypal motifs, a vast variety of emotional surfaces and rhythmical sequences. [industrial.org] Ritual dark ambient with electronic touch.
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Totenlieder -- "Mi Muerte Para Su Amor" -- 7" -- €7
2004 Punch Productions, PP005, (ltd. 404)
Great weird folk project from Canada, well known for his 7" as Soergeist by Hau Ruck!, his split with Reutoff and the forthcoming collaboration with O Paradis. [label info]

Troum -- "AIWS" -- CD -- €11
2007 Transgredient Records, TR-05
AIWS is the first full-length cd release from Troum since 2003. It covers studio-recordings composed from 2002-2005. These musicians have compiled some of their most favorable pieces through the years to be placed on this release. Presenting nine analogue (4 & 8 track) recorded compositions that lead the listener through vast feelings of beautifully deep melancholic and hypnotic states of mind. Composed with guitar-drones and harmonic phrases that are processed in various ways creating an atmosphere of the sublime and emotional meditative states that transcend listener to immerse within themselves. Ingredients: Sufi-songs, old vinyl-crackles, acoustic & e-guitars, e-bow, e-bass, voice & whisperings, accordion & flute. Stunning photography & design work by Alan McClelland (Eye.lyft). One of the most emotional and profound Troum releases to date now available on Transgrediant Records. Dedicated to Eternity. [press release]

Troum -- "Darve Sh / Ajin" -- CD -- €12
2008 Nefryt, N 016, (ltd. 404)
Two rare vinyls as one CD. The ritual face of Troum! “DARVE SH” was released in February 2003 as 10”-vinyl on Beta-Lactam Ring Records (mt030) as part 10 in the “Lactamase” - series. “AJIN” was released in December 2005 as a picture-12” vinyl on Equation Records (E=mc11). DARVE SH: etymological persian source for “Dervish”, it means “doorway” (metaphor for being between this word and the netherworld. AJIN: hebrew for “Eye”. It also means “Colour” or “Source” and is the 16th letter of the hebrew alphabet. The right eye that looks into the sky for transcendence, the left eye that looks to the ground to the worg of god (one that dances and the other that speaks) -> balance of contradictions. [press-release]

Troum -- "Ryna" -- CD -- €11
2006 Transgredient Records, TR-04
Re-release of Troum's long sold out first album from 1998 with new artwork by Tilmann Benninghaus. Digipack.

Troum -- "Seeing-Ear Gods" -- CD-R -- €13
2006 Discorporeality Recordings, Discorpse #01, (ltd. 200)
A splendid recording of a live radio performance from the Spring of 2001 straight from the mix beginning to end with 6 track iD points inserted at the appropriate transitional points. Includes the original version of "Mad as the Wind" from the new Troum / Martyn Bates CD. 60 minutes long. Mastered by Ure Thrall. [label info]

Troum -- "Symbiosis" -- 3"CD -- €8
2002 Transgredient Records, TR-02
Mini-album on which BarakaH and Glit(s)ch recorded their tracks separately. Guitar and balalaika tunes, layers and psychedelic harmonies.

Troum -- "Tjukurrpa (part one: the harmonies)" -- CD -- €11
Transgredient Records, TR-01a
First release on Troum's new label Transgredient Records and first part of the Tjukurrpa-trilogy, aiming to show the different sides of Troum's organic & archaic dreamscapes. This part 1 is dedicated to "harmonies", containing seven yearnful & atmospheric tracks made by guitar, bass, accordion, voices and effects. Listen to dreaming beauty...

Troum -- "Tjukurrpa (part two: drones)" -- CD -- €11
Transgredient Records, TR-01b
This part two is dedicated to "drones", presenting five highly atmospheric and droning tracks ranging from minimal to monumental sounds, from dark ambient to more ritualistic areas: these are drones to loose your rational mind in. The music on Tjukurrpa II is made by loops based on metal-sounds, percussion & other more obscure sources, as well as mouth-organ, choirs, guitars, and effects. [press release]

Troum -- "Tjukurrpa (part three: rhythms and pulsations)" -- CD -- €11
2003 Transgredient Records, TR-01c
Dronecore. This is the third part in Troum's Tjukurrpa-trilogy, following part 1 (harmonies) and part 2 (drones). This final part is dedicated to "rhythms" and "pulsations", with a focus on rhythmic, pounding, looping & repetitive elements and structures. With Tjukurrpa 3, Troum shows a not so well known side, using the trance-power of repetitive textures. In every of the seven extensive tracks (playtime 66+ min) rhythms in various moods build the basis: from smooth ambience-pulsations over ritualistic surroundings up to ecstatic pounding harshness, from underneath & soft pulsative patterns up to evolving harsh & overwhelming rhythmic loops. The music on Tjukurrpa 3 is made by raw & processed loops & handplayed percussion, along with electric guitar & bass, balalaika, mouth organ, male & female human voice, flute, and accordeon. No samplers, synths or computers used. [press-release]

Wermut -- "Anna" -- CD -- €12
2005 Punch Productions, PP012, (ltd. 1000)
The third album of post-apocalyptic minimal electro twosome WERMUT tells the story of Anna, a wooden Colin Archer yacht, which was build in the late 70s by Reiner and Petra, out of the desperate need to seek beyond their horizons. The cherished boat would lead them on a magic three-year-long journey to Scandinavia, Ireland, over the Atlantic and back. A tale of passion, of revelation, of freedom …but also of loneliness and introspection. WERMUT and their guest musicians HIS DIVINE GRACE and FRL. TOST give us the soundtrack to this outer and inner quest. A soothing mixture of acoustic music, electro-wave anthems and “fall on your knees”-ambient, this much awaited first CD combines magnificently both the folk and retro-electro influences of “Les cinq-a-sept post-neoistes” (OEC) and “Hoffnung” (Treue um Treue). A conceptual, melancholic and visionary new album from a band which defies all labelling. [press-release]
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Wiener Aktivisten -- "Chapter I + II" -- CD-R -- €14
One more side-project of Wappenbund. Industrial music in many variations.

V/A -- "Evolved as One. A Collection of Emotional Ambient-Drones" -- CD -- €12
2003 Evolved As One, evol 01
Beautiful compilation from masters of drone ambient: Moljebka Pvlse, Dual, Ure Thrall, Ultrasound, Srmeixner, Cats of Tel Aviv, Troum.

V/A -- "Forseti Lebt" -- CD -- €14
Noltex 005
This compilation was gathered in support of Andreas Ritter (Forseti), who suffered from a heart stop in May 2005. Most of tracks are exclusive and unreleased. Line-up: Sonne Hagal, Sonnentau, B'Eirth, :O.T.W.A.T.M.:, Death in June, Waldteufel, Lux Interna, Northman, Fire + Ice, Darkwood, Primus Inter Pares.

V/A -- "Land:[Schaft]" -- 2x10" -- €27
2004 Cold Lands, CLAN 01, (ltd. 444)
Inade, Predominance, Bad Sector, Cisfinitum. Woden box.

V/A -- "Music of Deneb.2099" -- CD -- €7
Dars Records, DR02CD
Deneb - very bright a star in constellation of the Swan which under the form reminds a cross extended along a silvery strip the Milky Way. On nature Deneb - the star - giant of the white color appropriate to temperature of a surface about 10 000 To. It radiates in 6000 times more energy, than our Sun, his diameter in 35 times more, than at the Sun. Artists: Andrey Kiritchenko, EU, Clapan, Fizzarum, ILI, Enegwai, Syntetika, HDJ Tom, Stud, Soutien Gorge, ADD, Nightech, Supremus Plastice, Navagua, MethylOrange, Nole Plastique. Keywords: IDM, post-IDM, click'n'cats, glitch, electronic, experimental. [label info]

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