Hi there!

In current issue you can find lots of new music from Russian artists: a set of releases from DIY label Ambulacranarx records (Ufa), a new CDR from Operator Produkzion (St. Petersburg), a couple of discs from Substratum (Moscow), new recordings & side-projects from Lunar Abyss Deus Organum, DN23rd and Hladna.

As for international artists, we can mention the new CD from Flatline Skyline (Mechanoise Labs), 10" vinyl from Olhon (Substantia Innominata) and reissue of Troum's "Sigqan" CD (Transgredient Records).

Of course aside from above mentioned stuff you'll find many more interesting CDs and vinyls. Enjoy!

Attention! Another break in the work of mailorder is going to happen from September 24th to October 6th.

All the best,


Some new reviews of our releases:

Aidan Baker & The Infant Cycle "Rural Sprawl" CD-R:
by Massimo Ricci @ Temporary Fault: http://temporaryfault.blogspot.com/2009/08/aidan-baker-two-collaborations-and.html
by Rukshan Thenuwara @ MuzikReviews.com: http://www.muzikreviews.com/reviews.php?ID=736


(Moscow, "DOM".) More info in Russian...

(St. Petersburg, Experimental SOund Gallery (ESG-21).)

(St. Petersburg, club "Revolution".) More info in Russian...



Aere Aeternus -- "Humanity Needs No Funeral" -- CD -- €10
2008 Kaosthetik Konspiration, KSTK 006
The dominant atmosphere combines a sense of impending insanity with sexual deviancy and a large dollop of occultism, creating a dark and troubling misanthropic sojourn that is relatively unique. The final track is probably the most musical, as it is centred on a guitar arpeggio, but no such concessions to convention are present elsewhere on this deeply troubling disk. The accompanying video of "Invocation" shows a Satanic ritual in all its kitchsy glory. Recommended for those looking for something a darker than the usual entities. [Chronicles Of Chaos]

Ain Soph -- "Ars Regia" -- CD -- €16
1986/2003 Athanor, ATNR 023, (ltd. 1000)

Antlers Mulm -- "Of Withered Sparks" -- CD -- €14
2008 Loki Foundation, LOKI 47

Antlers Mulm -- "Reverse" -- CD -- €14
2005 Sonderübertragung!, SUE12, (ltd. 500)

Antlers Mulm -- "Silbergrauer Staub" -- CD -- €14
2003 Sonderübertragung!, SÜ07, (ltd. 541)

Applecore -- "Destruction of the Witches" -- CD-R -- €6
Ambulacranarx Records
This release of ever surprising Applecore is produced in the style of romantic noise, that means that romantic people would most probably not be able to listen to the album because of lots of noise, chaotic and entropy-rising conserved acoustic events. Tough noise-lovers will find the album too much melodic and loveful, but don't forget about the title which completely reflects the contents. Applecore acts like an experieneced magician, unsealing consciousness with our emotional crises occuring while listening to the disc, leaving the true and somehow witchy feeling of presence equal to ultramundane. We can mention his split with Hladnokrovie616 and "Funny Trip" album, just to compare these releases with the descibed one... After "Destruction of the Witches" you definitely feel some kind of "aftertaste" which can last for a long time after a single spin leaving you in perplexity "how this can be possible"? "Possible is possible". "Possible is impossible" - this is Brujo-destruction. [press-release]

Ataraxia -- "Oil On Canvas" -- CD + книга -- €27
2008 Ultra-Mail Prod., U.M.P.-005, (ltd. 700)

Azbest -- "Dreiplatztango" -- CD-R -- €4
2008 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 07, (ltd. 20)
This piece of inner freedom incarnated in digital format is best heard in order, from the beginning till end, and then the shifts of whispers and shouts, walls of white noise and subdued claps, child's laugh, a confession of an old gay and young swan's yearning for blue sky will come together like a puzzle, in a single image, in a protocol of a psychotherapy group seance which tries to keep the remainings of mind in a splitting madness of a megalopolis. CD-extra (10 audio tracks + images). [press-release]

Babayoga -- "Zelye" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 self-released
A new side project of Hladna vivdly shows the change of musical view of the author after his move from St. Petersburg to deeply remote village Yarogora. The first track is almost 40-min. long field, or more precisely forest recording with minimal instrumental presence. Sunny tranquillity, singing birds, light rustles and rattles with just a few moments interrupted by deeply reverberated noisy overloads. Despite the soothing quality, it's still possible to feel some brutality, primitivity of sound, so peculiar to Hladna, and in the end of the track it shows up in a short intense fragment made from author's one year old daughter voice. On the 2nd track the recording of dripping serves as a background, against which unfold cold electronic noisy soundscapes. The CDR is packed in a paper envelope with dried herbs.

Bianchi, Maurizio / Appelbaum, Maor -- "Innervation" -- CD-R -- €10
2008 Afe Records, afe105lcd, (ltd. 300)

Cat'n'Bone -- "Some Carrot?" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 self-released
The recording of the process of carrot-eating by the means of artful sound-manipulations turns into high grade Industrial Noise with powerful feedbacks. Musique concrete in action. Sleeve, a couple of inserts and some slices of dried carrot. [YAOP info]

Ceremonia Degradatsii -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €3
2008 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 02, (ltd. 30)
First officially documented release of this siberian project. This is the flagship of mindfuck sound of Ambulacranarx Records, here you can listen to so called suprematic noise, the main direction of Ceremonia Degradatsii in the realm of digital soundworks. This release you can find in a forest hanging from trees on the city outskirts, you can also search in garbages of glamour capital main streets, as it has no place in shopboards with price stickers. CD-audio, from 8 to 20 tracks. [press-release]

Ceremonia Degradatsii -- "Tselevisor" -- CD-R -- €5
2008 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 06, (ltd. 30)
Television (greek 'tele' - far, afar) is vision of remote things, or also foresight. Far-sighted. But. Far-sighted are those who control television. Those who watch TV are not called far-sighted, they can be called narrow-minded. Tselevisor is a device that helps to see the goal ('tsel' in russian), so that later one could experience it using his will and intention. If you are not watching this device, you won't see your tsel-goal, because your will is devoured by Far-sighted television-people (let their name shine). Televisor + Tselevisor offers you to see goals which are produced by TV-people for you. CD-extra (10 audio tracks + images). [press-release]

Children's Noise Orchestra of Children's Arts School #1 -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT34, (ltd. 96)
An orchestra of Children's Art School #1 of Kamensk-Uralskiy town (Siberia) pupils headed by one of the most interesting Russian noise artists (Vitaly Maklakov - Light Collapse, Kromeshna, etc.). Avant-guard post-industrial collage built on lo-fi loops, multiple samples, voices and musical fragments. Retro-futurism as psychedelic kaleidoscope from future, past, present, childhood, maturity and non-existense... Two-sided printed sleeve. [press-release]

Contagious Orgasm + Zyrtax -- "DNA Loops" -- CD -- €12
2005 SSSM, SSSM-107
The speed, the multiple, the scatter of the flow of time, and the curtain of the space are made in the layer, and the sound of them who wraps the listener. This mail collaboration project really has a magic touch when it comes to confusing the issue. From experimental electronic music to industrial monoliths to noisy electrolounge, those materials are resolved, and proliferate. The sound world that they make has been condensed to strength. They have been able, with the passing years, to amalgamate many styles and intrigue the listener, by proposing sonic mix sample based sound sculptures, with a constantly renewed freshness. [SSSM]... Contagious Orgasm and Zyrtax collaborated by mail, the results are the 14 tracks that form this album. Surreal sound collages with lots of variation from gentle atmospherics to more harsh passages and over to loop psychedelia, and soundwise from pure acoustics to heavily processed digital sounds. Comes in a very nice-looking cardboard gatefold sleeve designed by Yasutoshi Yoshida. [Government Alpha]
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Current 93 -- "Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain" -- CD -- €16
2009 Coptic Cat, NIFE004CD

D.B.P.I.T. / XxeNa -- "Alien Symbiosis" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Deserted Factory, DF050, (ltd. 100)
Alien Symbiosis origins from the artistic encounter of an ever-changing DBPIT, who has recently turned to a more "noise" attitude, and Xxena: painter, videomaker and graphic designer who challenged herself with sound for the first time. It marks both a turning point in each artist's personal existence and the dawning of a new creative era...and it's a celebration of a new alienunion! It was composed over a rather long stretch of time, during DBPIT's exile, due to personal reasons... Unable to use his usual equipment, the author made do with an old laptop XXENA had at home; a lot of sounds from the little, new environment have been recorded: pans, beads in a jar, wind-up toys, toilet flush, electric razor, hair dryer, typing on pc's keyboard, clicking on the mouse, as well as voices (the artists' own, their relatives', their yoga teacher's...) then as it usually happens, such sounds have been rearranged and turned into alienmusic. This work is dedicated to the memory of "H". [press-release]

Dahlia's Tear -- "Under Seven Skies" -- CD -- €10
2007 Thonar Records, TR.07, (ltd. 1000)
Dahlia's Tear is coming with the third album, entitled "Under Seven Skies". This album clearly differs from preceding releases of ambient dark project with the extension of new sound elements layered by masterful narrative layout. With seven ethereal and dark tracks Dahlia's Tear creates an an enigmatic story, the renewed sound bears hypnotic touch of dreamy mood and specific abstract atmosphere... Anil ED uses Distorted guitars, skillfully embedded lush skin of strings, gloomy slow frequencies and twisted layer of vocal layers to combine different moods to entire conception of tiresome longing and adding a huge depth to the sound. "Under Seven Skies" album is bringing an atmosphere between harsh and haunting feeling. [press-release]

Dead Man's Hill -- "Lakes Of Sacrifice" -- CD -- €10
2006 Bugs Crawling Out Of People, bcp002, (ltd. 500)
Dead Man's Hill has been brewing and gaining strength in the dark underground of the Belgium Death Industrial scene since 1998. Having released four limited edition full length cdr albums and a split disc, the time has at last come for Dead Man's Hill to reveal his full potential. With Lakes of Sacrifice, his best cd release to date, Dead Man's Hill makes his sound widely available to a North America audience, striking out from Canadian label Bugs Crawling Out of People... Dead Man's Hill represents the pinnacle of the Death Industrial scene, offering a brilliant blend of militaristic drums, epic orchestrations, and dark sensibilities. Tired of computer constructed sounds? Bored of standard beats? Had enough of bands following simplistic formulas, conforming themselves to be clones of the newest trend? Dead Man's Hill defies these limitations, with a sound that is both classic and renewed; a sound that crosses, combines, and surpasses the subgenres, resulting in a tour de force of industrial, gothic, neo-classical and neo-folk. Lakes of Sacrifice is a powerful entity with a horror movie soundtrack feel; it is classic industrial in the old school way, yet will surprise and reveal something new to the listening audience... The disc features the incredibly powerful collaborative track "Sacrifice of Subscription" with spoken wordcore artist it-clings and a remix of "Legions of Coldness" by Nick Gorman of Fractured. [press-release]

Death In June -- "Kapo!" -- CD -- €16
1996/2008 Nerus, NERUS13

Des Esseintes -- "Les Diaboliques" -- CD -- €12
2005 Malignant Records, TUMOR CD23
If Magnus Sundstrom's more well known project The Protagonist is DrJekyll, then his side project, des Esseintes can certainly be seen as a MrHyde... a more sinister alter ego, bent on destructive behavior, representing a liberation of the dark side and a more primitive being, that once freed from the bonds of conscience, becomes harder and harder toc ontrol. And thus, we have des Esseintes. Based on a collection of short stories by Jean-Barbey d'Aurevilly, Les Diaboliques is the first full length album for des Esseintes, and it's truly a masterwork. The result is an existentialistic inferno of various musical trash and harsh rhythms, with clanging, mechanized percussion barely cushioned by a menacing ambience of cinematically styled electronics igniting the background. These are dark regions explored on the six tracks here, populated by stomping behemoths that threaten to crush with every step, and shards of visceral, dynamic textures that slice across the proverbial sonic landscape. And while Magnus' work has certainly garnered recognition, Les Diaboliques may just solidify him in the lexicon of the industrial public, or take him to a whole new level. Greatly appealing to not only fans of old school greats such as SPK and Test Dept, but to thosefans of CMI and even some Hands material. [press-release]

DN23rd / Strup -- "Spirali Nebitiya" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 self-released, (ltd. 23)
A collaboration between Moscow radionoise 'project' DN23rd and Strup from Bobruisk, Belarus. Three long tracks, combining static interference, ethereal howls and scraps of voices with analogue and digital noise, electronic signals and recordings of unknown origin. All this sound mass oscillates back and forth from one-two layers to dense collage, and during one hour totally erases the idea of normal music from listener's mind. Double sleeve, handmade package.

Dogpop -- "Jahrmarkt Der Verlorenen Kinder" -- CD -- €15
2009 UMB, UMB007 / Zaetraom, ZAETRAOM 05

Endura -- "Black Eden" -- CD -- €12
1996/2005 Red Stream Inc, RSR-0114
The sinister music of Endura has gathered appreciation from an increasingly diverse audience who appreciate that burgeoning movement of individuals and bands using electronics to sculpt a music that has been called Dark ambient. [label info]

Es -- "Kesamaan Lapset" -- CD -- €13
2009 Fonal Records, FR-64
"This is my fifth solo release as Es. Kesa"maan lapset was recorded during a three year period. It is a mix of soundscapes and pop tunes. You can hear influences varying from contemporary indie to ancient classical music. It’s a summer album and a childhood photo album. The name translates as “The Children Of The Summerland”. It an homage to the Pekka Streng album “Kesa"maa” (Summerland) which is one of my favourite Finnish albums ever made. It also refers to Finland of course. I’ve been travelling a lot these past three years and every time I return here it feels more and more like home... I’ve used lots of instruments, from high-end analogue synthesizers and upright pianos to cheap flea market Casios. I’ve recorded parts of this abroad and at home in my studio and in my bedroom. There are a few special guests: Laura Laurila plays violin, Tuomas Eriksson (Risto) plays trombone and Elissa Ma"a"tta"nen who has sung on most of my albums is present again to give her special voice to the tracks... I hope you enjoy the album. It is not as ambitious a work as my previous double album Sateenkaarisuudelma. But this one is meant to be listened to in many more situations and it might just fit as music for a house party too…" [Sami Sänpäkkilä / Es]

First Law -- "Terrorforming" -- CD -- €14
2008 Loki Foundation, LOKI 49

Flatline Skyline -- "All Sound / No Vision" -- CD -- €10
2009 Mechanoise Labs, mn 034, (ltd. 500)
The second album from Jacen Kemp and Robert Andrew Scott stands as a stylistic counter-statement to 2005's "Horizon Grid." Fierce, emotionally driven and abrasively textured, "All Sound / No Vision" confirms Flatline Skyline's masterful sense of tension and release and melodic sensibility while further evolving their sound beyond any previous expectation... Where "Horizon Grid" forged atmospheres of lethargic bliss and nocturnal stillness, these eleven new tracks are united by their restlessness and unstable nature. From the energetic vocals and metallic shard-like pulse of "Fox Fight" to the improvised noisy electronic shudders of "One Secret," there is a new-found sense of visceral life that breathes, screams and seeps into every moment of this album. Jacen Kemp's voice plays a prominent role in this aspect; its multi-faceted intonations are perfectly suited to the shifting electronic foundation. [press-release]
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The Grey Wolves -- "Judgement" -- CD -- €14
2009 Hospital Productions, HOS-247

Hati -- "Mantra-I - Prehistory Of HATI: Vol. 1" -- CD-R -- €8
2006/2008 Eter, etcdr 03 / 2nd, (ltd. 66)
Early 1997 recordings from this Polish project, this time with a ritual touch added to their percussive / junk metal modus operandi. 6 long pieces of hypnotizing lo-fi loops and drones. [Mechanoise Labs info]

Holodniy God -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €6
2006 Substrat Zvuk
Solo project of Moscow musician Ivan Kiritchenko, a member of Zoied and Lyudi Na Ldu. Well produced sympho-electronic ambient with rich arrangements. A deep and serious work.

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

I.Corax -- "Spectral Metabolism" -- CD -- €10
2005 Kaos Kontrol, K\K 012, (ltd. 1000)
Haunting revelation of sonic worlds where primal elements and archaic voices flux side by side with contemporary methods of amplifying the relation between sound and mind to culmination. Whirling soundscapes of organic and natural phenomena woven together with the synthetic and manipulated; the outcome being nothing short of utmost brilliance in the field of dark ambient and post-industrial. After a few highly acclaimed limited CDr works, the Finnish duo finally presents their first CD release, undoubtedly setting out to challenge the stagnance of the genre they master eminently. Stunning black/white oversized foldout carton sleeve. [press-release]

Imagho & Ultra Milkmaids -- "By Mail..." -- CD -- €12
2001 SSSM, SSSM-102, (ltd. 500)
COLLABORATION works, very ambient/melodic sound, Feeling of floating drifting electronics of atmosphere is ambient air space of characteristic. From France. [label info] A great CD for ambient / guitar drone lovers!

Inade -- "The Incarnation Of The Solar Architects" -- 2 CD + DVD -- €95
2009 Loki Foundation, LOKI 50 SE, (ltd. 259)
Ultra limited edition of the latest album including bonus CD and DVD.

Jamming? -- "It's Not Cold With Us" -- CD-R -- €3
2009 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 09, (ltd. 20)
This release is made as a result of contact with members of this duo (Ramzon and Skifa). Original music played with improvised means, self-made ethno-rasta instruments and their own rasta-vocal cords. [label info] Homemade recordings of ritual parties: rhythmic percussive sketches, jew's harp, rainstick, pipes, voices, etc.

Kapotte Muziek -- "The Malevolent Ear" -- CD -- €12
1996/2005 Red Stream Inc, RSR-0110

Kiila -- "Tuota Tuota" -- CD -- €13
2009 Fonal Records, FR-65
Tuota tuota is the third full-length album by Kiila. Its songs were born of peaceful, focused work and intense rehearsals with friends, interspersed with sleep and mealtimes. The album features an eight-strong core line-up but, as always, the composition of the group varies effortlessly according to need. At this table, there is room for everyone... As musical form, songs have always been important to Kiila, and consequently Tuota tuota develops around its songs. On the other hand, the album consists of many details: the sound is full, the web of instruments more varied and carefully orchestrated than before. It is unnecessary to separate the electronic from the non-electronic components. Different traditions of folk and pop music intermingle with electronic music and improvisation, tones and sound itself. This way, the album also poses questions about songs and songwriting... The motifs in the songs are not easy to render in English, but one can at least attempt to translate some of them: master of the house, elk antlers, tree bark, sound of rapids, fog, letters, calves, fingers. The list, however, doesn’t make the songs easier to understand in a foreign language. The words sound archaic, anachronistic or timeless, the language of the myth. But can they be something else, too? And how transparent do we want the myth to be? At the risk of sounding dull, I suggest that the songs do speak to their age, our age, the nature of knowledge and work, the fluctuations of inspiration and threat. Unfortunately, it is mostly only the Finnish-speaking listeners who will be able to assess the validity of this idea... The name of the album, Tuota tuota, translates roughly as “well, well” and signifies a thinking pause, a moment of contemplation. The language alone is likely to give pause to an English-speaking listener, but I hope the idea will convey itself in more ways than just that. And a pause for thinking is, of course, never a waste of time. [Niko-Matti Ahti / Kiila]

Kraken -- "Amore" -- 2 CD -- €18
2005 Spectre, S17

Llovespell -- "Every Song Is A Llovesong" -- CD -- €14
2007 Sonderübertragung!, SUE25, (ltd. 300)

Llovespell -- "Signatures Of Sympathy" -- CD -- €14
2005 Sonderübertragung!, SUE15, (ltd. 300)

Llovespell -- "Symmetric Poetry" -- CD -- €14
2004 Sonderübertragung!, SÜ05, (ltd. 500)

Lunar Abyss Deus Organum -- "Bereg Holodnoj Vesny" -- CD-R -- €10
2009 Vetvei, V04, (ltd. 108)
Final part of two-piece opus from L.A.D.O is out now on Vetvei! CD-R contains best fragments of artists night performance, as heard by guests of annual forest open-air festival Systo Togethering 2007. Album starts with sounds of body moving into forest - human breathes, moves and hears approaching drone and rustles. Lazy sun sets and inner space of sleep rise. L.A.D.O blindfolds the listener and leads him\her into the deep caverns and shallow waters. Listener follows the pulse of branches and joins procession of glowworms and fireflies to find his\her inner space. Speaking of style - second part of series is still a trademark psychedelic drone ambient canvas embroided with analog and digital soaring sounds, sometimes turning into undanceable experimental trance with radio signals and shamanic songs. Evgeniy Savenko uses loops, vinyl records, musique concrete and voice to create his well-known frost-tinged drones. In general the record done in Biosonar style ? structured, colorful, complex and more bright than many well-known and average releases on drone scene. The cover in gold and gray waxed paper cover with herbal Vetvei-style artwork and 3 photos from the shores of Cold Spring. Each copy has individual cardboard package with 3 inserts. [press-release]
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Lunar Abyss Deus Organum / Hattifnatter -- "Lesnaya" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Biosonar^Labyrint 009, (ltd. 52)
"Lesnaya" means "woody" in Russian, so this is a new woody album from LADO & Hattifnatter. Having walks in a forest in company with ether creatures, talks of trees, movements of roots, singing of streamlets melt together in deep psychedelic (dark)-ambient with haunting atmosphere. Each copy is handmade.

Lustmord -- "The Dark Places Of The Earth" -- CD -- €17
2009 Vaultworks, E-7, (ltd. 1000)

Lyudi Na Ldu -- "Deti Oseni" -- 2 CD-R -- €6
2007 Substrat Zvuk
One of the projects of Moscow union Substratum - http://substratum.ru - (Zoied, Holodniy God, Astromen). Unhurried majestic (dark)-ambient filled with both abstractional forms and melodic compositional parts. A very respectable work!

Man Da Rin -- "Bad / Good EP" -- 3"CD-R -- €2
2007 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 03, (ltd. 30)
A small single from gothic Mandarin. Clicks and glitches, pulling wires out of mind and other joys of the author inclined to machine murder. The disc contains 1 track + 1 bonus track. Also 2 mp3 files contain 2 unmixed tracks from the first composition, so you can listen to them either separately, or together. CD-extra (2 audio tracks + mp3 bonus). [press-release]

Marutti, Andrea -- "The Subliminal Relation Between Planets - Live In Archiaro" -- CD -- €10
2008 Nextera, ERA 2049-2

Marutti, Andrea / Cosco, Tommaso -- "Turra" -- 3"CD-R -- €10
2008 Afe Records, afe120mcd

Megaptera -- "You Will Never Survive This Nightmare" -- 2 CD -- €12
1995/2006 Live Bait Recording Foundation, LBRF 026
In 1995 Slaughter Productions released a cassette tape called "You Will Never Survive This Nightmare", by cult Industrial act Megaptera. This cassette was a milestone in the development of genre of Death Industrial. Containing a re-mastered version of the debut cassette "You Will Recover" originally released in 1991 on Nuxdorf Recordings, as well as the three track cassette "Nightmares" and three unreleased bonus tracks. The formation of Live Bait Recording Foundation could be traced back to the acquisition of this cassette. So, it is with great excitement and honor we announce the re-issue of this seminal Death Industrial release for the first time ever on CD, completely re-mastered in the summer of 2006. Fleshing out this 125 minute double CD is a long forgotten 6 track live performance from London in 2001. Featuring a completely obscure set-list featuring favorites like "Someone's at the Door" and "Plague Spot". Get re-acquainted with your Death Industrial roots, or ours at least!!! [press-release]

Merzbow -- "Fantail" -- CD -- €12
2002 Clu Clux Clam, C3R 001
Includes 5 studio tracks and a 27 minute live recording from Toronto, Canada, 2002.

Merzbow & Emil Beaulieau -- "Merzbow Loves Emil Beaulieau" -- CD -- €12
1996 Pure, PURE 45
Composed using two BEAULIEAU pieces as source material, MASAMI AKITA harks back to his days of music concrete. A mood of extreme tension is masterfully created by combining unpredictable volume bursts of overwhelming harshness with moments of uneasy calm. On the RRR Pure imprint with the usual hand-made and uniquely printed covers. [Cold Spring info]

Nasekomuss -- "Kompressor" -- CD-R -- €3
2007 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 01, (ltd. 60)
Siberian project Nasekomuss continues to put obstacles in the way of total glamouring of minds, being inspired by working mechanisms of compressor equipment of the city heating plant crew outside the windows, that's how the 2007 album "Kompressor" was born. The author himself uses it for background listening, but as far as it's quite detailed, it's also interesting to listen to it deeply. An artist of romantic post-industrial craft. The CD contains 8 audio tracks + forum-zine ART-ERROR + images. [press-release]

Navicon Torture Technologies -- "The Church Of Dead Girls" -- 2 CD -- €16
2002 Malignant Records, TUMOR CD18
The second full-length release on Malignant from Navicon Torture Technologies digs deeper into the doomed psyche of NTT founder Leech, in yet another cathartic step down the darkened evolutionary path that began with Scenes From the Next Millennium. Having coined the term "Power Romance", Leech now seeks to refine and solidify the idea into a true sound and vision of his own, once again combining the volatile, highly charged delerium of power electronics with the claustrophobically heavy atmospheres of dark ambient. The Church of Dead Girls is a darker and more disturbing journey than any previous NTT release, but is nevertheless rife with the brutal honesty which has begun to permeate every facet of the NTT mindset. A document of crushed emotional states and savage impulses, The Church of Dead Girls asks the listener to face their own worst thoughts and feelings, despite the pain and discomfort, ultimately leaving them with a permeable feeling of uncleanliness. This is the ultimate expression of Power Romance sensibilities, spanning more than two hours of sonic self-evisceration. Packaged in a unique hi-rise digipak. [press-release]

Navicon Torture Technologies -- "Scenes From The Next Millennium" -- CD -- €12
2001 Malignant Records, TUMOR CD15
After numerous underground tape releases and live actions, the much anticipated disc of this long standing member of the NYPE crew has arrived. Navicon presents an infinitely bleak and apocalyptic vision that transcends what's normally classified as power electronics. This is the sound of a post nuclear-war society, where war machines shudder and grind in endless cycles, and the black soot of dying factory production fills the poisonous air. Structured elements of loops and samples meld with caustic textures, erupting amidst bridled chaos and pulsating waves of white hot, saturated noise and distortion. An anguished, confrontational vocal presence makes itself known, exploding in a cathartic aggression brought on by suppressed demons and festering hate. [press-release]

Nightmare Lodge -- "Blind Miniatures" -- CD -- €12
1999 Red Stream Inc, RSR-0128
Soul-stiring, dark string orchestral architectures building into an orgasmic frenzy of floating beats, maddening juxtaposed rhythms, and many unidentifiable sound creatures. It is a moody trip through a red terrain of distorted filled thoughts and sensations, haunting passages of subdued and quiet minimal soundscapes. [label info]

Nightmare Lodge -- "Tentacled" -- CD -- €12
2000 Red Stream Inc, RSR-0139
This is a compilation of previous material totally re-worked and updated for 2000. The work is very interesting and takes your mind into a different listening arena… Includes an updated version of John Carpenter's The Shape (Halloween Theme). [label info]

Overcast -- "Polar Dreams" -- CD-R -- €5
2008 Ambulacranarx Records, amblcrnrx - 05, (ltd. 50)
The informative-associative function of the cover brings the image of northern lights, frozen space, ice, patterns of solidified water. Technically the sound is based on deep reverberations, minimal and polytextural noise canvases. Captivating / glaciating dark ambient. CD-audio (8 audio tracks). [press-release]

Pogon' / Hladna -- "Travyenakon'" -- CD-R -- €9
2009 self-released
3 tracks from Pogon' and 4 from Hladna. 2 of 3 Pogon' tracks present ritual dark ambient / noise with recordings of manta singing, a la brutal Svasti-Ayanam; another track is an experiment with electronic sounds. Hladna - raw electronic drone/noise with an allusion to Russian traditional folklore. Instead of the cover a piece of wooden board is used, you can hang it on a wall as a decoration.

Rapoon -- "Alien Glyph Morphology" -- CD -- €17
2007 Caciocavallo, CAD 30, (ltd. 400)

Subinterior -- "Mesmerize" -- CD-R -- €10
2008 Afe Records, afe108lcd, (ltd. 150)

Tapephobia -- "Anomie" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Reverse Alignment, RA-3, (ltd. 200)
This productive Norweigan act released its debut album "House of memories" this spring on Belgian label Nothingness records and have now signed to Reverse alignment. On Anomie Taphephobia steps forward in the progress of it's guitardrone based dark ambient and evolving into it's own path building soundscapes upon soundscapes in a meditative/hypnotic way. Professionally made CDr in a limited edition of 200 copies in jewelcase (handnumbered). [label info]

Tietchens, Asmus / John Mueller -- "7 Stucke" -- CD -- €12
2003 Auf Abwegen, AATP10, (ltd. 500)
First collaborative effort between german sound manipulation pioneer Asmus Tietchens and american improv-drummer Jon Mueller. The cd features 7 tracks that run up to 55 minutes. The sound ranges from rather raw and noisy drum experiments to subdued inversions of drum sounds. Like most previous Tietchens’ collaborations raw material has been sent to Hamburg to be transformed in the infamous Audiplex studios... After the greek-alphabet series of sine tones and white noise workings this rather unspoilt and raw sound work with Jon Mueller brings about a new direction in sound for Tietchens. Jon Mueller has been active for several years in the us improv scene playing in various ensembles and doing solo work. He runs the excellent web mag/label/mailorder croutonmusic.com. [press-release]

Tomutonttu -- "s/t" -- CD -- €13
2007/2009 Fonal Records, FR-66
Fonal Recods is re-releasing this long sold out debut Tomutonttu originally released on LP by Beta Lactam Ring records. Tomutonttu (“dust gnome”) is a human called Jan Anderze'n, a visual artist and the leader of a respected avant-garde sound group Kemialliset Ystävät. Toy reed streams, mutilated vocals and groovy loops of animal noise are some of the colours used to create the whirling mess that is the lonely song of Tomutonttu. It is like a confusing detail of the Kemialliset Ystävät freedom flow, a microcosmos of strange sound creatures and dirt flying around in the stereo space and interacting with a logic all of their own. [press-release]

Tomutonttu -- "Tomutonto" -- CD -- €13
2007/2009 Fonal Records, FR-67
Fonal Recods is re-releasing this long sold out gem previously released on vinyl by Ultra Eczema. Tomutonttu (“dust gnome”) is a human called Jan Anderze'n, a visual artist and the leader of a respected avant-garde sound group Kemialliset Ystaävät. Toy reed streams, mutilated vocals and groovy loops of animal noise are some of the colours used to create the whirling mess that is the lonely song of Tomutonttu. It is like a confusing detail of the Kemialliset Ystaävät freedom flow, a microcosmos of strange sound creatures and dirt flying around in the stereo space and interacting with a logic all of their own. [press-release]

Troum -- "Sigqan" -- CD -- €12
2003/2009 Transgredient Records, TR-06
Sigqan was produced January to April 2002 at Ghuto-m studios, in Bremen, Germany. It was based on a live performance on their tour throughout Germany and Netherlands with Ultrasound in October 2001. Part 1 & 2 were recorded live in the studio in one take with no overdubs. Part 3 is a new ending-part added later. The first edition was originally released in June 2003 on Desolation House Records (a side-label of Relapse Records).

Williams, David E. -- "Every Missing Duck Is A Duck Missed" -- CD -- €14
2009 Disques De Lapin, LPN11

YAO 91404 D -- "LenShumZavod" -- CD -- €11
2009 Freak Animal Records, fa-cd-047
The newest album of YAO 91404 D makes deeply psychedelic, almost religious effect. Rich analogue Old School Industrial, tons of heavy basses tumble down into listener's mind, gramophone records roar and howl in antediluvian defective player speakers, brutally warped 7-inches overstrain in primeval harsh-noise, distorted sounds of railroads sound like proclamations from the Underworld... A meditative canvas somewhere between Soldnergeist and Veprisuicida. [YAOP info]

Zoviet France -- "Popular Soviet Songs And Youth Music" -- 3 CD -- €33
1985/2004 Staalplaat, STCD 024

V/A -- "Black Industrial Grimoire" -- CD + CDR box -- €30
2009 Radical Matters, rmle#013
Drakh, Gnaw Their Tongues, Steel Hook Prostheses, Breath Of Chaos, Melek-Tha, Ordo Tyrannis, Batcheeba, Michael W. Ford, Deadwood, Grauen Pestanz, Utarm, Telestherion with Wildness Perversion, Mz.412.

V/A -- "Listen To Something Different" -- CD -- €15
2007 Ars Macabre, amrec 04
Fascinating collection of Dark Ambient, avant-garde, minimal and experimental tracks, released for the 10th anniversary of German shop / mailorder / concert organiser Ars Macabre. Features exclusive tracks from: Asmus Tietchens, Aube, Beequeen, Column One, Controlled Bleeding, Ditterich Von Euler-Donnersperg, Etant Donnes, Inade, Rapoon, The Hafler Trio, Troum and Windfahnenamt. Presented in a foldout digipak.


Allerseelen -- "Knospe" -- 7" -- €9
2005 Carpe Noctem, CN4, (ltd. 600)
Two brand new Allerseelen krautfolk / krautpop / krautrock songs, both of them are called Knospe and are based on a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Black vinyl, full color cover.

Juhning, Herz -- "Faces" -- 7" -- €28
2007 Galakthorrö 020, (ltd. 510)
Herz Jühning is a new Galakthorrö artist. He presents driving, straight ahead electronics predominately in an Angst Pop style. His tightly constructed arrangements consist of a combination of darkness, the required sadness, plus finally the aggression that fires off in the title track. All four songs will get directly under your skin and start your pulse racing! From every standpoint a very respectable debut and we wait in suspense for the next episode. 7" EP, black vinyl, sturdy cardboard cover. [press release]
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Karjalan Sissit -- "Fucking Whore Society" -- LP -- €21
2009 Eternal Soul Records, ES LP03

November Novelet -- "Sacred" -- 7" -- €15
2008 Galakthorrö 022, (ltd. 806)
The new 4-track vinyl EP from November Növelet. Deep emotions behind a stoic manner, walking tall in the face of sadness. Frau Arafna's graveyard voice, melancholy melodies and lashing rhythms invite you to dance into oblivion. Plus növelistic synth sound-carpets that carry one to Heaven. An intensive sound experience that will draw you in – many-layered, full of variety, but in spite of this, so modestly minimal. 7" EP, black vinyl, sturdy cardboard cover. [press release]
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Olhon -- "Lucifugus" -- 10" -- €12
2009 Substantia Innominata, SUB-11, (ltd. 500)
This shows the collab-project of BAD SECTOR & WHERE recording pure sounds from an abandoned large metal water tank located in a forest in Tuscany, Italy (originally used by miners from that region). Both tracks are based entirely on these field recordings. Orange vinyl & stunning artwork by Berlin-based artworker Tilmann Benninghaus who was also responsible for the highly praised CISFINITUM cover (SUB-04). Edition of 500 copies. Lucifugus music for Lucifugus men! [label info]


Alio Die -- "Suspended Feathers" -- CD -- €10
1996/2005 Silentes / Hic Sunt Leones, cd 200505 / HSL 031
One of the best known works of Alio Die, originally released in 1996 on Amplexus and long sold out. 5 long tracks made in collaboration with Gregorio Bardini and Vidna Obmana.
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Amon / Never Known -- "Live at Molto 08.04.1997" -- CD-R -- €10
2000 AFE Records, afe006rcd, 2nd edition
This recording was taken at the very first Amon / Never Known concert played at Molto Gallery [R.I.P.], Milan, in April 1997. [label info]
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Band Of Pain -- "¿Qué Amiga?" -- CD -- €12
2001 Cold Spring Records, CSR43CD, (ltd. 1000)
This is the fifth album proper from England's finest cinematic composer. Cinematic dark soundtracks of the highest calibre - intense passages and bleak anthems in a constant flux, dark emotions and neo-classical edged intensity. Possibly the finest work from Band Of Pain to date. Digipak. [label info]

Bardo + Neznamo -- "Matra" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Moonsun Productions, MS003, (ltd. 111)
It's a collaborative creation of teo Russian musicians from Moscow: Sergei Gabbasov (BARDO) and Dmitry Shilov (NEZNAMO). The album which is dedicated to the Mother Goddess, consists of 7 sound meditations, each one devoted to one of the Goddess' manifestations. The rite for unity with Divine Mother, performed in ritual / dark / organic ambient. Limited to 111 copies, painted CD-r, handmade layout: cardboard, mosaic gold. [label info]

Bardoseneticcube & Igor V. Petrov -- "The Perpetuum Mobile Space Vehicle" -- CD -- €10
2006 Mechanoise Labs, [mn029], (ltd. 500)
Collaborative material from Bardoseneticcube's recording sessions with St. Petersburg-based saxophonist Igor V. Petrov. Definitely one of Bardoseneticcube's most singular and musical works, with a mixture of irradiated electronics, hazy lunar jazz, sedated drones and urban soundscapes. Artwork by STPo. [press release]
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Blood Axis & Les Joyaux De La Princesse -- "Absinthe: La Folie Verte" -- CD -- €17
2002/2006 Athanor, ATNR017
Absinthe: La Folie Verte is a sonic and poetic invocation combining mind-altering music and powerful recitations of Absinthe-inspired poems of the fin-de-siecle. These elements unite with a brilliant graphic presentation to conjure an emerald realm of euphoric delirium. It is also one of the most obsessive recordings ever made: the various melodies that float across these soundscapes derive from forgotten Absinthe songs of the past; actual elements of the latter, derived from old cylinder recordings and 78s, have also been carefully stirred and distilled into new formulations by Les Joyaux de la Princesse. Furthermore, all aspects of this album (instrumentation, spoken recitations, and even the final mixing) were executed under the influence of the drink. The end result is an impressionistic tour-de-force and the ultimate aural hymn to la f?e verte, the Green Fairy. [press release]
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Blood Axis & Les Joyaux De La Princesse -- "Absinthia Taetra" -- CD -- €17
2004 Athanor, ATNR 023, (ltd. 1000)
Two 10" from the "Absinthe" boxset are presented here in a single CD digipack with remastered sound. No extra material or graphics but all the music from the original release. Some studio tracks along with the complete live in Sintra, the only time BA and LJDLP ever presented Absinthe on stage. [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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Clop Neplat -- "CD 1" -- CD -- €9
1997 Some Place Else, HAM 009 CD
CD1 features three long lasting, drifting, droning, obscure industrial cold ambience pieces. The noisy sounds are very experimental, as you could fairly imagine, but I like this more than other industrial-noise releases because it isn't senseless noise, but it is a kind of continuous vortical feeling moving you in a new dimension. [Chain D.L.K.]

Closing The Eternity & Ad Lux Tenebrae -- "Nearby Being" -- CD -- €10
2006 Epidemie Records, EPR060, (ltd. 500)
A collaboration between two Russian projects - three long tracks recorded with the help of singing bowls and bells, metal percussion, exotic ethnic and handmade instruments. Fascinatingly deep shamanic drone ambient, in vein of Klaus Wiese but much darker.

Death In June -- "Burial" -- CD -- €15
1984/2006 Leprosy Discs, UBAD VCCD 4
Burial was originally released as a LP in 1984 and was the first Death in June record to come via Leprosy Discs. The Personnel at this time was: Pearce, Wakeford and Leagas. After this record T. Wakeford left the band. A CD version was released for the first time in 1991 and remained sold out now for many many years. Amongst the tracks on this record you'll find a lot of classics and a complete set of brilliant live tracks. Another piece of the puzzle to fill the gaps in the Deat In June backcatalogue. [label info]

Death In June -- "Operation Hummingbird" -- CD -- €15
2000 New European Recordings, NER BAD VCCD44
This studio album brings seven songs in cooperation with Der Blutharsch, held as a mini-album as intention to follow the "Take Care & Control" release.

Der Blutharsch -- "The Moment Of Truth" -- CD + mCD -- €14
Wir Kapitulieren Niemals, WKN22
Re-release of the long soldout 10", mCD material on one CD and with the track of the ultra rare 7" "Thank you!". Comes in nice 6 panel digipak.

Der Blutharsch -- "The Philosopher's Stone" -- CD -- €16
2007 WKN, WKN29
The march is over! After 10 years Der Blutharsch finally are closing the circle! The inventors of military pop, and since the genre`s most influencial and sucessfull band is leaving the arena and heading towards new territories, the promised land on the search for the tower of song. On The Philosopher`s Stone, Albin Julius and his gang - Marthynna, Jorg B. and Bain Wolfkind, assisted by Matt Howden and Christine K. are proofing the only truth: Uniforms are always changing - Rock n`Roll will stay forever! Come and join the ride. Comes in deluxe Digibook. [label info]

Der Blutharsch -- "The Pleasures Received In Pain" -- CD -- €14
Wir Kapitulieren Niemals, WKN8
Another milestone in neoclassical industrial music, this is the third Blutharsch album originally released in 1999. Comes in an Digifile cover.

Der Blutharsch -- "When All Else Fails!" -- CD -- €14
2001 Wir Kapitulieren Niemals, WKN15

Der Blutharsch -- "When Did Wonderland End?" -- CD + DVD -- €16
Wir Kapitulieren Niemals, WKN25
Finally, the all new album strike by Albin Julius (vocals, drums, percussion, harp, harmonium, piano, synth and programming), Marthynna (vocals, percussion, drums, tambourine), Bain Wolfkind (vocals, guitar, snare drum), and Jorg B. (guitar, bass guitar), aided by Paola Andrea Riascos of Terroritmo (vocals), Christine K. of Graumahd (clarinet), Matt Howden of Sieben / Sol Invictus, (violin), Alessio B. of Varunna (cello), Didi Bruckmeyer of Fuckhead (vocals), and Douglas P. (lyrics) is on its way. With the deluxe foil-blocked package comes a limited DVD with a clip for the track: "So Bring Your Iron Rain Down Upon Me." [label info]

Derniere Volonte -- "Obeir Et Mourir" -- 2 CD -- €30
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]

Fjernlys -- "Ascending Triads And Luminous Arcs" -- 2 CD -- €16
2006 Loki Foundation, Loki 42
On their first album FJERNLYS emerges marvelous sounds and voices organically in songs and arrange a pleasant and relaxed sound to pure benefit with highest recognizing value. The songs layer cosmic and synthetic sounds and go on tracing according to the principle harmony in the music, their acoustic space seems very expansive, it is by no means over-crowded. The voices creep crosswise into sounds and effects to lunar spheres and solar places, exactly the correct nuance at refinement not only to remain in the ear but also simply very charming. Sometimes the central sequence takes surprising twists in some recordings and the density of sounds became touchable. Behind this project hides one of the INADE Masterminds, who recorded nine tracks supported from several musicians, those clearly possesses more songcharacter than the work which appeared from the Lightchannel so far. Fjernlys' attitude to music remains unfettered by stylistic frames and the album targets the style-encompassing essence of sounds. The five remixes and interpretations of ANTLERS MULM, BAD SECTOR, FIRST LAW and LOVESPELL on the second CD support the complex character of the whole release and expand the border to a new style of Ambient Songs. Ace - Clear - Pure. [press-release]
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Grassow, Mathias / Wiese, Klaus / Agthe, Carsten -- "Holy Domain" -- CD -- €12
2003 Weird Amplexus, WAX 06, (ltd. 500)
Limited edition of 500 copies handnumbered CD in special package (cartonsleeve with 3 cards). It's simply one of the best results from the long collaboration between GRASSOW and WIESE (with the help by AGHTE on percussions). A great milestone... but you must have faith! From the liner notes to this album: "Evening prayers move with the wind footprints in the sand spiral away into eternity water of life, healing tears, divine strength that guides us through unknown mysteries togetherness the wind cannot talk oneness the wind is everywhere devotion, a place where life floats forever. the growing mirage a journey into holy domains..." - 4 tracks with over 70 minutes of music. [label info]

Grunt -- "Trite" -- DVD-R -- €12
2006 Freak Animal Records, FREAK-video-003
This DVDr documents Grunt live performance with first public screening of TRITE video. Live material shot on digital video, with audio recorded with microphone. As a bonus, full version of TRITE is included. Black & white video what made this performance to be possibly most disturbing live appearance in history of Grunt. As soundtrack for film, there is mixingboard recording of live set. Over 40 minutes of sadistic power electronics noise, not for sensitive people! PAL. [label info]

Hati -- "Works For Scrap Metal" -- CD -- €10
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]

Hildebrand, Gustav -- "Primordial Resonance" -- CD -- €13
Cyclic Law, 15th Cycle
Gustaf's second full lenght is a unique, evolved experience offering you to embark upon an odyssey through ancient and lifeless surroundings. Sweeping ambient soundscapes and delicate textures mingle with the distant shrieks of surreal machinery - conjuring up images of abandoned and forgotten places, clouded skies and dead cities where time has been standing still. A captured moment from a strange no man's land lit by a perpetual gloom, Primordial Resonance is a voyage only limited by the imagination of the listener. [press release]
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Inade -- "Colliding Dimensions" -- 4 CD -- €27
2005 Loki Foundation, loki 38
Live retrospective box with 4 individual CDs and 16-pg. booklet. All material recorded and sculptured during live shows and rehearsal sessions 1995-2002.
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Inade -- "The Crackling Of The Anonymous" -- CD -- €14
Loki Foundation, LOKI29
After 5 years since the last studio album Aldebaran, we can finally announce the release of a new full lenght work. With The Crackling Of The Anonymous, Inade move beyond all pre-conceived notions of sonic creativity. The plethora of puzzle pieces that interconnect in the expanding universe that Inade unwaveringly explores have grown amorphous, no longer defined by distinct outlines, melding as one whole, obscure entity. The expansion comes in many levels, incorporating the vast parameters of time, dimension and reality as viable participants in Inade's aural objective: to shine a light on the enigmatic unknown and give it a vague silhouette. The dark and hallucinatory masterwork that is The Crackling Of The Anonymous, is constructed via the never heard utterances of the void, while tapping into the psyche of the impossible. A stunning release that defies all logic because it creates its own! [press-release]
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Kaaos in Eccentris / Liddikoatight & Leif Elggren -- "No-One Takes One Too Free / Trapezoid" -- 7" -- €6
2004 Some Place Else, SPE7SP04031
Kaaos in Eccentris - on this session Mockingwyrd, Ovro, Niko Skorpio and Ibrahim Terzic - create an oddly trance-inducing, almost groovy piece that limps forward powered by the combination of hypnotic bass and crackling rhythms. Liddikoatight is a new Japanese band with Kouhei Matsunaga among others. Leif Elggren, from Sweden, has worked with sound and performance art since 1980 and has a long list of releases, books and live-performances under his belt. For this record, Liddikoatight and Leif Elggren collaborated via telepathy. Mix of the results form the track Trapezoid. [label info]

Les Joyaux De La Princesse -- "Aux Volontaires Croix De Sang" -- CD -- €17
2007 Les Joyaux De La Princesse , LVN ~ IV, (ltd. 2000)
The new LJDLP opus is based on the obscure 1930’s "Croix de Sang" movement. This album contains new material with the exception of a reworked track from the "Croix de Bois" 10". Digipack packaging with copper debossed finition and a 12 page full color booklet.

Lustmord -- "Juggernaut" -- CD -- €14
2007 Hydra Head, HH666-123
With sound design & production by Lustmord and guitar & vocals by King Buzzo of the Melvins, Juggernaut unleashes four tracks worth of menacing ambient tremors, boomeranged drones and ominous sonic moonscapes in swell after unsettling swell of creeping electronic deviance. Initially recorded for an art opening by hot-rod enthusiast / notorious tit man Chris "Coop" Cooper in August 2004, this version of the Juggernaut collaboration is a limited release and an updated version of the original recording. [label info]

Lustmord -- "Other" -- CD -- €14
2008 Hydra Head Records, HH666-157

Majdanek Waltz -- "About the Origin of the World" -- CD -- €8
2006 Wroth Emitter Productions, W.E. 012
Fourth official work of this Russian dark-folk band. A symbiosis of classic European dark-folk and dark-ambient. Unhurried guitar fingerings and piercing alto interwoven with dark drones. Doomed and furious voice declaiming about the origin of the world. Music for thoughtful listening. Recorded in 2004. [label info]

Misery / Neznamo -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Moonsun Productions, MS004, (ltd. 111)
Split of two completely different but at the same time elusively similar projects. Slow, tightening drones and prolonged vibration of NEZNAMO pass into noise-vortex of MISERY, tearing apart and motionless at the same time. Ritual Ceremony of Opposites, joining each other with the streams of ritual / drone / ambient / noise. Recommended for listening in headphones at highest possible volume. CD-r, 2 cards, hand-made layout soft cardboard, graphite, black paint. [label info]

MNortham -- "Automnal 2003" -- CD -- €10
2006 and/OAR, and/23
Highly indicative of the nomadic life that international sound artist Michael Northam has come to know over the past 5 or so years, this release represents a sonic recollection of his life dispersed across a vast geography, pinpointing three specific locations and moments from his long journey: Glacier du Trient (Switzerland / France), Eagle Creek (Indianapolis), Ils Grosbois (Montreal). At times, this hypnotic release presents meditative, invigorating, and eerie translations of places and experiences in ways that only Northam can poetically convey. Originally dispersed among friends in 2003, as a limited edition "spontaneous document" CDR, this work is now re-issued on CD so it can finally be enjoyed by more people. And deservedly so. [label info]

Mystified -- "Narcotic Basement" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 B-rush, B-09, (ltd. 40)
Ambient from Missouri, the USA. Is gloomy-meditative cloths with light gleams. A color envelope + 2 black-and-white inserts. [label info]

Never Known -- "Live at the Cosmic Egg, 10.06.2000" -- CD-R -- €10
2007 Afe Records, afe104rcd
The first edition of Never Known's "Live at the Cosmic Egg, 10.06.2000" was originally published by Centiens, a division of Anaemic Waves Factory, in October 2000 and is sold-out since long time. For this new edition, all tracks were remastered - and sometimes slightly reworked - from the original Dat recording by the author in March 2007 at Lips Vago Digital Studio. The concert was performed at the Cosmic Egg Floatation Center opening party on June the 10th 2000, just a few weeks after "On the Edge of Forever", Never Known's fourth full-lenght album, was released by Eibon Records... [label info]
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Never Known -- "Once in a Lifetime" -- CD-R -- €10
2007 Afe Records, afe014rcd
Never Known is the earliest music project of Andrea Marutti, best known as Amon and as Afe label owner. Andrea began his experiments with music in the early '90s using tapes and concrete elements. A few years later he also began to use synthesizers, samplers and other electronic devices, and founded the Lips Vago Digital Studio. Several releases of Ambient / Dark Ambient music were published by labels such as Eibon Records, Amplexus, Drone Records, Taalem, etc. on CD and other medias. Following "Dawn of an Era", "Once in a lifetime" was Never Known's second release. Recorded between August 1994 and August 1995, it was published by Murder Release as a C46 tape in September 1995. The tape was subsequently re-released on CD-R by Afe in March 1999. For this new edition, all tracks were remastered from the original tapes by the author in March 2007 at Lips Vago Digital Studio. The album consists of ten short ambient numbers mostly created with poor equipment which included several tape recorders, cheap microphones and objects. Basic synthesizers lines were subsequently added to some of the tracks. [label info]
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Nrodum -- "U" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT39, (ltd. 59)
A project of the guy standing behind Pugna, Vresnit and Kerpg... Dialectic metaphysics on the materials of archaic datum, realized in ultramundane radionoise and drone. Static space technique. Raw speaking flow with synth and an invisible voice. Monotony of merged activity, the over-song of the Eternal Force. The author's design: black cardboard sleeve, 2 colour photos. [press-release]

Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio -- "ONANI" -- CD -- €15
2009 Cold Meat Industry, cmi191

Post Scriptvm -- "Marginal Existence" -- CD -- €15
2005 Hermetique, H-CD04, (ltd. 500)
A sound work on its own. An extremely dark one. Some sort of contemplative mirror of a sick society. It is without artifice that this American project hailing from New-York (Brooklyn) unveils us a neat and unhealthy piece of sound work of an incredible intrinsic maturity. A now mad and rabid, now suffocating atmosphere. The thread seems uncertain and lures the listener into a cruel maze with no exit. Here each sound is disembodied, jammed and torn out. Is this reality or is it fiction? On edge. Existence is a painful last resort. A desperate move. In search of one's own body, of one's own destiny. The journey is a dangerous and solitary one. Putrefied flesh, fleshless and revengeful spectres. Clockwork is irremediably running towards its last turn. Paralyzing. Like a trepan, Post-Scriptvm goes deeply into the unutterable side of our mind and of our sensitivity. A journey with no safe return guarantee and a possible dead end as an outlet in a pitiless and disjointed pipe dream like scenery. In the heart of the senses and of the emotion. The search for the past, for history and for existence lies in the fact of digging the earth among rubble and muddy bones in order to rebuild this macabre and moribund puzzle of our human life ad infinitum. A unique masterpiece incarnating an open-heart operative field, a brain surgery of the last chance during which a general anaesthesia is proscribed. Mastered by Jerome Nougaillon (Propergol), it comes in special envelope with inserts and is limited to 500 copies. [label info]

Post Scriptvm -- "Raspad" -- CD -- €14
2007 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 066
Raspad is Russian for disintegration. This is the third full length album by Post Scriptvm. It was mastered by Jerome Nougaillon (Propergol). Dense, thickly-layered industrial ambient music, exploring the abysmal pathology of modernity - illusion of progress, dissolution of memory, abandonment of higher meaning and paralysis of the will. The advanced lethargy of human spirit. Rich structure of music plays subtle tricks on the listener's subconsciousness, and the mood slowly drifts from quiet melancholy to visceral intensity. An example on how to use analog and digital equipment in creating a special way of sound, a brilliant example of innovative music outstanding form the mass of releases. [label info]

Propergol -- "Program Vengeance" -- CD -- €12
Malignant Records, Tumor CD 21
Finally, Propergol's 5th CD has been born …with a vengeance. Program Vengeamce continues in the great tradition set forth by previous works, this time offering up 17 tracks totaling 71 minutes of sonic turbulence. Like being in the mind of a schizophrenic moments before the killing spree…the voices growing, the hallucinations building to maniacal levels, the inner chaos too much to bear…until, finally, an eruption. A recording that's full of sensoryoverload, with the levels pushed to extremes, the noise ultra saturated, the atmospheres menacing and combustible, and the obsessive rhythms full of beautiful distortion and aggression. In the end, a sense of anguish, a feeling of despair…a mind locked away to contemplate it's actions. As always, sample heavy, but an integral part of the power that is Propergol, and adding to the sense of madness and pandemonium that permeates this release. [press-release]

Reptiljan / Ibrahim Terzic -- "Pangrenade / Yuck Brij" -- 7" -- €6
2004 Some Place Else, SPE7SP03028, (ltd. 300)
Reptiljan is Niko Skorpio in his most energetic to date, creating sparkling electronica wherein everything from noise to breaks and glitch to exreme metal meet and explode. On this 7", Pangrenade looks for the point where grindcore and noise become one through violent digital treatments. On the other side, Ibrahim Terzic examines the beauty within the ugly. Yuck Brij shows Terzic pushing his unique style a few steps further with mind-piercing screeches, manifold rhythms and mutating melodies. Those who witnessed his amazing gig at Avanto Festival, Finland know that this cannot be missed! [label info]

Reutoff -- "Regno Di Pianta" -- CD -- €18
2000/2004 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 001 CD, 2nd. ed., (ltd. 500)
This is a CD reissue of the first CDR-release of this well-known Russian dark-ambient band.
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Rose Rovine E Amanti -- "Early and Unreleased Songs" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 011, (ltd. 333)
Special Israeli edition of early and unreleased tracks as well as unpublished versions of renowned songs recorded, chosen and prepared by Rose Rovine E Amanti especially to being published on The Eastern Front label. Comic and unserious love songs, jokes and even false English, satirical touch, unique musical manner peculiar to Damiano Mercuri only. Compiled personally by Damiano Mercuri and followed by especially written for this release personal Damiano's message to his listeners, friends, customers and enemies. [label info]

Sonne Hagal -- "Nidar" -- mCD -- €13
Sonne Hagal are working with the ambivalence of good and bad, light and shadow, live and death... overworking and interpret poems of William Blake. A blend mixture of fragile, atmospheric to folkish danceble tracks and their known manner, supported by Andreas Ritter (Forseti), Kim Larsen (Of The Wand And The Moon) and Matt Howden (Sieben). [press-release]

Spiritual Front -- "Armageddon Gigolo" -- CD -- €14
Trisol, TRI272CD
With fervent ballads combining "Mafia-folk", Nick Cave and Ennio Morricone - refined with a shot of Rock'n'Roll-Spirit - the Italian project SPIRITUAL FRONT along with their likeable singer Simone Salvatori have nestled cozily among different styles of music. What once started as a mixture of acoustic pop and free-style folk has soon turned out to be a charismatic live act and is just about to astonish the music business with their highly exceptional vision of Suicide Pop. Supported by the musicians of the Ennio Morricone Orchestra, the new album skillfully combines Western and Gangster film atmosphere and the aura of great entertainers which melt into a genuine, post-modern mixture. The result is music for the anarchistic youth of the future inspired by the spirit of the past. Vibrating guitar riffs, pointed piano chords, devoted strings and a subtle acoustic guitar support expressive English vocals which bewail the grievances of Machismo who is caught between an overwhelming drive for freedom and a romantic desire for eternity. This album definitely is a straight tip for all Bad Boys & Girls out there, for anarchistic rebels - and machos with a tender heart. Love and suffer with SPRITUAL FRONT. [label info]

Sshe Retina Stimulants -- "Ketsueki No Eiga" -- CD -- €12
1996 Self Abuse Records, SAD-06
Painfull power electronics from Italy. Side-project of Sigillum S.

Sturmpercht -- "Sürm ins Leben Wild Hinein!" -- CD -- €31
2007 Percht, Percht02, (ltd. 500)
Due to many requests for a digital version of the first Sturmpercht LP, we decided to rerelease this obscure pearl of Alpine-Folkmusic on CD now. The CD is limited to 500 copies and it comes in the same wooden artwork than the LP-version (only smaller: 15 x 16cm) and it's digitally remastered. This album is pure weird Alpine-Folk music with martial drinking-songs, alpine battle-hymns and strange fairie-tales out from the deepest Austrian and Bavarian forests, all embedded in a breath of black Monty Python humour. [label info]
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Talugung -- "Under Humid Light -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Harha-Askel, [HA-5]
Solo project of Ryan Waldron, a member of Canadian band The Riderless. Imaginary world music, evoking and blending together the images of distant corners of our planet. "Under Humid Light" is played mostly on handmade instruments and combines the elements of Asian, African and Western music. Handmade cardboard sleeve. [YAOP description]

Telepherique + Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Zehn Tage (Touka)" -- CD -- €10
2004 AFE Records, afe059cd
Experimental. "Zehn Tage (Touka)" is a very special work born from the great friendship of two well-known estabilshed artists. The album concept is focused on the uselessness of time calculation compared to the precision of time itself. The disc title ("Ten Days", in english) refers and is dedicated to those forgotten days of History that were arbitrariously severed off in October 1582 during the Pope Gregorius XIII's Western Calendar Reformation. "Zehn Tage (Touka)" could be described best as a good mixture of Ambient and Concrete music: as in the best Afe record's tradition, it's not afraid of breaking down those genre boundaries, sliding further into psychedelic-tinged rhytmical territories. This is the very first collaboration in Maurizio Bianchi's rather long musical career and also the first Afe CD release... [label info]
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Tollefson, David -- "New Eyes on the Universe" -- CD -- €10
1998 Hypnos, hyp1805
Recorded in 1997, this CD features 61 minutes of treated guitars, processed with such extremism that their original nature is quite oblique. This ambient music takes a distinctly philosophical look at our physical continuum. The ambience here is a shade grittier, with a seething intensity that often supersedes the tranquillity... [Matt Howarth]
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True Colour Of Blood -- "The Significance Of Secrecy" -- CD-R -- €10
2001 AFE Records, afe032lcd, (ltd. 250)
Once again, it’s time to take your musical pre- (and mis-) conceptions and check them at the door. Form, melody, rhythm, chords: these words represent nothing but rules, barriers and walls which only serve to limit the places where "music" can exist or reach towards. True Colour Of Blood couldn't care less about anyone's predetermined ideas about what music is or should be. Eric Kesner’s music can best be described as "Ambient" or “Dark Ambient”, but he manage to break even the rules (if there are any such thing) of this genre by making his music with only guitars instead of the usual array of synths and samplers… Highly recommended. [press-release]
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Turbund Sturmwerk -- "s/t" -- CD -- €14
2003 Loki Foundation, LOKI 36
Finally, after nearly 8 years this sensational album is returned to the homeland, manifesting once more the piercing effect of Turbund Sturmwerk. 6 stormy compositions--beautiful and poignant--linking the subtle concept with innovative sounds and arrangements. With this first album, a collection of tracks was compiled seeking independence and continuity of a musical style - Neurosemiotic Marching Tunes at it's best. This masterpiece is a milestone of the post-industrial culture and affected the scene world-wide. The recordings were digitally revised and enhanced, so that they radiate now in a clean, insidiously pristine new light. Turbund Sturmwerk polarize calculated, set gauges and create music like a functional text - acoustic information as sophisticated reading. This introductory work is the often referenced catalyst within the Turbund Sturmwerk catalogue, bent on changing the expectations of the listeners, altering the norm and creating a manifesto for things to come. Digipack. [press-release]
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Velehentor -- "From The Gloom of Graves: Stonewells of Aeternity" -- CD -- €11
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]

Vortex -- "Phanopoeia" -- CD -- €14
2008 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 074
The German ritual drone project Vortex is dedicated to the British art movement of Vorticism of the early Twentieth Century (1913-1920). Founded as an own vision of Futurism by Wyndham Lewis and expressed in the legendary magazine Blast (1914) Vorticism defined the artist as someone gaining creative power and inspiration out of the chaotic vortex of creative energy. The name was introduced by the Vorticist protagonist Ezra Pound who also coined the phrase 'phanopoeia': the idea of creating poetry for all senses. The music of Vortex pays audiovisual homage to the great Vorticist art. Psychedelic drones, ritual drums, processed sounds, glimpses of acoustic harmony, and original sound documents are blended to grant a holistic sensory experience. Vortex, the solo-project of a :Golgatha:-member, transcends the limits of dark ambient soundtracks on a quest for the unknown. Vortex is pure psychoactive energy. [press release]
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V/A -- "Macrocephalous Compost I" -- DVD-R -- €14
Old Europa Cafe, OECDVD 001
Re-edition into digital format of the full "Macrocephalous Compost" video series ! The 3 parts of this series was and still are a big visual document on the Industrial and Neo-Folk scene of the 90es .... Many very professional studio clips as well as many live videos .... Featuring exclusive clips by : Archon Satani, Smell & Quim, Inzekt, C.C.C.C., Oral Constitution, Maeror Tri, Eb.Er (Runzelstirn & Gurgleststok), Inanna, Con-Dom, Genocide Organ, S. Biasin and Lvnvs, K.D.N.R., The Haters. Professionaly printed DVD housed in DVD-Box. All Zones DVD. [press-release]

V/A -- "Macrocephalous Compost II" -- DVD-R -- €14
Old Europa Cafe, OECDVD 002
Re-edition into digital format of the full "Macrocephalous Compost" video series ! The 3 parts of this series was and still are a big visual document on the Industrial and Neo-Folk scene of the 90es .... Many very professional studio clips as well as many live videos .... Featuring exclusive clips by : Atrax Morgue, Ain Soph, Big City Orchestra, Sshe retina Stimulants, Iugula-Thor, Aube, Hex Minora, Illusion of Safety, Archon Satani, Konstruktivists, Advokat Ihrer Hoheit, MK u.l.t.r.a., Songs of the New Erotics, Black Leather Jesus, Raison d'Etre, True Romance (Merzbow). Professionaly printed DVD housed in DVD-Box. All Zones DVD. [press-release]

V/A -- "Macrocephalous Compost III" -- DVD-R -- €14
Old Europa Cafe, OECDVD 003
Re-edition into digital format of the full "Macrocephalous Compost" video series ! The 3 parts of this series was and still are a big visual document on the Industrial and Neo-Folk scene of the 90es .... Many very professional studio clips as well as many live videos .... Featuring exclusive clips by : Deutsch Nepal, Thirdorgan, Shin, Sigillum S, Batchas, Allerseelen, Contagious Orgasm, Deca, Endvra, Richard Ramirez, AMK, Crawl Unit, Alio Die, Shinjuku Filth, Marcello Fraioli (Ain Soph), Death Squad, Murder Corporation, Incapacitants. Professionaly printed DVD housed in DVD-Box. All Zones DVD. [press-release]

V/A -- "Sacral Symphony" -- CD -- €14
2008 EE Tapes, EE14, (ltd. 300)
Caution: this limited compact disc contains highly meditative drones only, compiled and mastered by our comrade Eugeny Voronovski from Moscow! Five well-known contemporary artists/projects out of the dark drone forests created each around 15 minutes of their best output for this exclusive production on EE Tapes: 1000Schoen (Germany), Troum (Germany), Cisfinitum (Russia), Rapoon (Great Britain), First Human Ferro (Ukraine). No doubt this is a classic compilation in the true Russian spirit! Outstanding cover artwork too by Eugeny Kuprienko. Silver print on anthracite 7" cardboard cover. [label info]

Hard and Obscure #2 - Musically Incorrect Fanzine -- zine -- €5
Musically Incorrect Records
Rare long sold out Finnish zine in English. 40 pages A5, b/w laser print. Interviews with Bizarre Uproar, Grand Belial's Key, Nkondi, Loinen, Rulla, Frogskin, 15 pages of music reviews, a couple of pages contain reviews on other zines. [YAOP info]

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