Namaste dear comrades!

In this gloomy autumn day we are glad to offer you two new releases made in cooperation with the labels Shadowplay Records and Monopoly Records - these are two disks by Moscow electronic duo Cyclotimia, both dedicated to the theme of space: the reissue of "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music", the album which has really been in space, and completely new material entitled "Sci-Fi Music: Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Movie".

New additions to our distro catalogue this time include the CDs from Israeli experimental / doom / industrial label Heart & Crossbone, and also new releases from such labels as Infinite Fog Productions, Monochrome Vision, Still*Sleep, Linija Shuma, and a couple of collaboration works by DN23rd.

And now a small announcement. The labels Infinite Fog Productions and Eternal Pride Productions are collecting pre-orders for the new release by Closing The Eternity & Ad Lux Tenebrae "Skywards The Infinity", and you can make your pre-order with us, if this is convenient for you. Just contact us about this. The album will be distributed only by this subscription, printed only in the amount of subscribers with no additional distribution. Here's the press-release: ""Skywards The Infinity" presents 90 minutes of music developing the themes from "Nearby Being". More varied in sound, this collaboration of two Russian projects contains both flowing ambiences in vein of Alio Die, and ritual shamanic recordings, and believe us, this mastepiece will take the upper lines in the best albums charts! Pure inspiration pouring out of infinite harmony of Closing Eternity and Light of Darkness!" The album will be presented in a hand numbered professional double CD (not CDR) edition in A5 digi-book format. The price is €35.

All the best,


Cyclotimia - Sci-Fi Music: Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Movie Cyclotimia
"Sci-Fi Music: Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Movie"

CD (ltd. 500)

1. Battlefield [mp3]
2. Droids I
3. Front Line
4. Fields of Peace
5. Base [mp3]
6. Time and Space
7. Sleep Factory
8. Mission
9. Colonies I
10. Colonies II [mp3]
11. Rescue
12. Ending
13. Spacecake
14. Quiet Night
15. Droids II
16. Droids' Ceremonial

total length: 50:01
release date: October 30, 2010
price: €10

As the title suggests, the new work by Russian masters of electronic soundscapes represents a score to an imaginary sci-fi movie. The musicians call themselves admirers of old-school Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk genres, and for a long time they have felt a desire to make some music inspired by soundtracks of sci-fi blockbusters from 70-80-s... Spaceship battles, alien colonies, teleportation and mysterious droid ceremonies are only part of the images created by this music. The album contains both dynamic rhythmic "hits" and disturbing space ambient as well as avant-garde neoclassic pieces.

Cyclotimia - Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music Cyclotimia
"Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music"

CD (ltd. 500)

1. Capsula: Prologue
2. Space Age [mp3]
3. Voyager
4. Odyssey
5. The Explorer
6. Lunar [mp3]
7. Ad Astra
8. Earthview [mp3]
9. Capsula: Epilogue
10. Another Time Another Place *

* - bonus

total length: 55:27
release date: October 30, 2010
price: €10

The reissue of probably the best album of the Russian electronic duo, complemented with a 15-minute space suite as a bonus track.

Cyclotimia's album "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music" was inspired by the activity of a well-known American aerospace company Space Services Inc. which among other things specializes in sending human ashes into space (via their subsidiary Celestis Inc.). Moreover, the compact discs with this music have prowled the outer space twice while being on board rockets launched from the spaceport America in New Mexico. This happened for the first time in April 2007 ("Legacy" project), and for the second time in May 2010 ("Pioneer Flight" project). Cyclotimia's music obtained the status of the official soundtrack to both events.

"Celestis" definitely stands out in the discography of this project, known mainly for its post-industrial and avant-garde recordings. It would be no exaggeration to say that this is their most accessible work (in a good sense) correlating with the best examples of such acclaimed masters of the "space genre" as Jean-Michel Jarre or Klaus Schulze. At the same time the music on "Celestis" is in no way secondary, it is modern and quite craftily made.

From the opening theme "Capsula" the album's atmosphere plunges the listener into a world of spiritual experience, calls to take an imaginary space travel; fly towards Space along with the remains held in capsulas... It's worth mentioning that the CD comes with a 12-page booklet narrating about the activities of the company. This release differs from the first edition (2007) as it contains an additional exclusive track "Another Time Another Place" - a 15-minute "space suite" recorded by the project in 2009.


New reviews of our release:

Kshatriy "Slepok Soznaniya" CD:
PAN.O.RA.MA: http://panoramajournal.blogspot.com/2010/10/reviews-74kshatriyneznamohladna-vresnit.html


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

05.11.2010 - Meeting at the Sea
St. Petersburg, art-flat "VMESTO"

07.11.2010 - Meeting at the Sea
St. Petersburg, club Chinese Pilot Jao Da

25.11.2010 - DMT Fest 2010
Moscow, club "Democracy"

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

26.11.2010 - POdSOi NOISE party
St. Petersburg, gallery "Ruskomplekt"

Moscow, cafe "Ex:Libris".



@C -- "0° - 100°" -- CD -- €10
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv31, (ltd. 500)
The new album of this portuguese duo (consisting of Cronica label owner Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela) is the long electroacoustic composition, which demonstrates the full range of soundprocessing diversity and creates the stunning images of great potential... Pedro Tudela (1962) and Miguel Carvalhais (1974) collaborate as @C since 2000, developing their work along three complementary approaches to sound art and digital music: procedural composition, concre`te sound and improvisation, with one foot in the fields of experimental, contemporary sound art and the other on live performance (where they also regularly collaborate with the Austrian artist Lia, performing as an audiovisual trio)... "77" started to take form in early 2007 and was developed until late 2009. Many of the sounds in this composition were created for the soundtrack of an installation by Lia and Carvalhais, dealing with concepts as liquid motion, flow, turbulence, percolation and phase transitions, which inspired the creation of several sound files sorted in three different groups, one for each section of the installation. During the process we had the chance to spend some time in the Atlantic island of Sa~o Miguel, where we made several recordings of the ocean, rivers, streams and volcanic furnaces, that complemented the remaining sounds. The installation soundtrack was devised as an open and modular composition, to be dynamically recomposed, as a library of sound files that we later used, transformed and shaped as "77". Three work in progress versions of this composition were presented live, in 4-channel mixes: in December 2008 in Porto, in May 2009 in Barcelona, and finally in October 2009 in Perugia, the first two in acousmatic setups, the later with Lia's live visual work. All these presentations shaped and shifted the piece to its final form, presented in this release, indexed in 8 movements to be listened sequentially. [press-release]
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Andersson, Peter -- "Sculpturing Time Fragments" -- CD -- €12
2010 Midnight-Productions, MN024, (ltd. 500)
The new solo album from Peter Andersson - the mastermind behind Raison D'etre. Restrained and distant ambience sounding mixed with typical industrial elements like Raison D'etre. Time stops and rearranges here... Check it out if you are a Raison D'etre fan! [label info]

Author & Punisher -- "Drone Machines" -- CD -- €10
2010 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 028
By squelching, triggering, amputating, stretching and tormenting sounds achieved from the execution of heavy machinery into vivid instruments, Tristan Shone, the man behind Author & Punisher, offers "Drone Machines", One of thee most eviscerated and innovating albums to come out in years. Nonetheless, "Drone Machines" is beyond avantgarde, in that exciting sense that it brings together slow-paced DOOM whips, modern technology, an eerie flood of vile drones and heavy machinery in a whole new perspective. It's also an album that is reviving the INDUSTRIAL METAL genre from its ashes and rephrasing the primeval passion for that classic bestial drum pound with rancid low end and sonic-metallic scraping - and this unblemished contrast - between concrete innovation and the reinvigoration of lost sounds, is exactly what makes "Drone Machines" such an important, groundbreaking and iconic album. For years to come... Recommended if you like Godflesh, HALO, Swans, Human Queena Orchestra, Dead World, Grave in the Sky, Khanate, Black Mayonnaise, Caspar Br–tzmann Massaker, Trust Obey etc. [press-release]

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

Barbara -- "Peger" -- CD -- €10
2007 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 009, (ltd. 999)
Psycho Doom Grind. Juxtaposing noise-core, grind and doom, with strong hints of black metal, it's hard to accept the fact that Barbara's instrumental line-up is comprised only by a drummer (David OPP A.K.A Cadaver Eyes) and a bass player (Re-em H). Both of them also deliver the screams and perverse whispers on their first album in four years, a hectic and mindless anti-musical rupture. For fans of Today Is the Day, VOG, Truman's Water, Burmese, Lightning Bolt and Pig Destroyer. [press-release]

Black Forest / Black Sea -- "Forcefields And Constellations" -- CD -- €11
2004 Bluesanct, INRI 076 CD
Experimental Psych Folk. Chamber acoustics combined with refined sound design and multiple Musique Concrete sketches in vein of Pink Floyd. [YAOP]

Bosemann, Karl -- "Euphoria Mitte" -- CD -- €10
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv32, (ltd. 500)
With the whole bunch of very limited edition releases on such labels as Tosom, Domestic Violence Recordings, Verato Project and the luxurious LP made by Youdonthavetocallitmusic, the name of german musician Karl Bösmann is emerging since 2003. This is his second real CD after "Unton" (2005, Badbeatz Records) and includes several new compositions, showing the maturity and intensity of his prolific talent... Karl Bösmann (*1965) works and lives in Germany near Frankfurt. Karl Bösmann irritates. His name alone, which reminds of Kafka's wayfarer to America, Karl Rossmann, is ambiguous. A mixture of sinister and "typical german", where you can think of one of Alexander Kluge's "Case Histories", which show in particular austerity the deceitfulness of fate. In fact his debut "Das Kind in der K?che" (2004) exactly met this impression. Since 1999 he is working around a spectrum from avantgarde to contemporary music, playing with nearly all elements of these genres without sounding cliche'd. Musical influences range from AMM and Aube through Nurse With Wound and Organum to Ghe'dalia Tazarte`s and Xenakis, and so set his ambitions at a very high level. His soundscapes - published by labels such as Tosom, Domestic Violence Recordings, Verato Project and Youdonthavetocallitmusic - oscillate between programme music and abstraction, leaving no doubt about the maturity and intensity of his talent. In more prosaic words, Bösmann follows no rules. His impulse is to experiment, and to create timeless solid buildings of tones. Bösmann constructs, in the good old tradition of electroacoustic music, with instruments played by himself, and completely without the fashionable chic of a laptop: minimal repetitive passages, especially drones that vibrate in themselves, that flash, shimmer and take a character and 3D-quality of its own. Phill Niblock and Ligeti could come to the back of your mind, a resonance that is an honour to both sides. [Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy]
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D9 -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2009 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 021 / Urban Decay, UDR 003
Named after one of the most imaginative and infamous key roles in the Israeli occupation, D9 is as merciless as this monstrous bulldozer, ramming reality in its' forehead with their post apocalyptic hectic predictions, directed towards the Israeli state and the worlds' systematic moral corruption, fueling their fury with an offensive portion of old school hardcore punk, and generating this boiling wrath into an original crushing blend of sly grindcore and bare boned power violence hostility, with a fair amount of devastating sludgy riffage and obscure electronic noise intervals to make their squashing sound even more quirky and disturbing. [press-release]

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

Diona & Shebuzzz -- "Time and Space" -- CD-R -- €8
2010 Still*Sleep, CDR15
A collaboration work between Russian one-girl-project Diona and Moldovian one-man-project Shebuzzz released by Still*Sleep, the label run by Exit In Grey / Five Elements Music / Sister Loolomie mastermind Sergey [S]. Slowly evolving deep spatial ambient with mysterious female voices and unconventional sparse rhythm.

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

Fanum & Vazhes -- "IR" -- CD-R -- €8
2010 Still*Sleep, CDR14
Thirty minutes of steady dense and tight (like molten bitumen or solidifying lava) "trademark" drone from Fanum, filled with hardly imperceptible movements of keys, mournful singing of duduk, bird voices and rustle of wind in the leaves, boiling of huge amount of water in which the listeners dives closer to the middle of the track, and voices recorded probably by Sergey Gabbasov (Vazhes) during his ethnographic trips to abandoned villages. I can call for help the words "natural ambient", and it will be quite relevant and characterizing the hidden events happening in the depth of the sonic mass and illustrating such processes as slow growth of grain, deliberate movements of shadows, dissolving items and substances in the water and something like this, invisible from the first glance and subject to the eternal cycles of the outside world. [maeror3.livejournal.com]

Flutwacht -- "Secondface" -- CD -- €12
2008 The Tourette Tapes, TT#9, (ltd. 222)
Reissue of one of the limited CDRs in vast Flutwacht's discography, originally published in an edition of 50 copies. This is actually an album of cover-versions of the title track, performed by such projects as Xedh, Contagious Orgasm, Objekt/Urian, Vincenzo Bossi, Antracot, TZII, Bonemachine, Synomorph, Terg and Hyeno. The album is closed by the original track by Flutwacht, which sounds quite unusual for this project - rhythmic, almost danceable industrial hit. All other versions can be divided in two groups: first (strangely small) shows the adherence to shock tactics and heavy rhythms, while second prefers dark ambient with deep atmospheric bass sounds as if created from machine samples or even field recordings. Limited edition of 222 copies. [Monochrome Vision]

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

Grave In The Sky -- "Cutlery Hits China: English For The Hearing Impaired" -- CD -- €10
2007 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 015, (ltd. 999)
The Sludge-core scene is injected with a poison: Horror movies DVD subtitles are being gargled and forced into song lyrics, backed up by heavy poundings and black metallic space-rock dirges, on this new release from Rani Zager (Poochlatz / Lietterschpich), Maor Appelbaum (Poochlatz / Sleepless / Screening) and Matan Shmuelly (Armilos). Check this out if you're into Hey Colossus, Corrupted, Gravitar, Darkthrone and Electric Wizard. Overblown as fuck, 44 min long, 999 copies. [press-release]

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

Inapt -- "Inaptology Part II" -- CD -- €14
2001/2002 Antigroove, Antigroove1

Kryptogen Rundfunk & DN23rd -- "Silentium Universi" -- CD-R -- €4
2010 CSRC, CSB-01, (ltd. 25)
Radionoise description of the Universe with total length of 45 mins 55 secs, made by comrades MM and DN in autumn 2002. Human factor is reduced to an essential minimum, and eloquent pithiness of the natural signals of radio ether comes to the forefront. "It is only an emission produced by processes that are purely physical, natural, and totally uninhabited, therefore devoid of any linguistic character, of content, of meaning..." The medium is packed in a kraft paper envelope with b/w photo, a quotation from "His Master's Voice" by Lem unique for each copy, and all the necessary and sufficient information. [press-release]

M.E.S.S. -- "Weekend Ritual Massacre" -- CD -- €10
2008 Pitkit, PIT666
With so much evil-doing around them, politically and/or musically, it's no wonder that Israel's M.E.S.S (stands for Mr. Error Sound System) are fueled with so much spite and angst-ridden ferocity that it's only natural for them to be squashing membranes with their uptempo and speedy-punk-grind-noise-hardcore, overpowered by a squeaking and growling female vocalist that is bringing the Riot Grrrl movement back from the dead with the most innovative and fresh attitude you can imagine. Or can't, actually. Mixed and mastered by thee mighty Dan Swano to make it top-notch and even more hostile. Recommended if you like Melt-Banana, Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear, Karyn Crisis and Daisy Chainsaw. [press-release]

Machinefabriek -- "Loops For Voerman" -- mCD -- €9
2009 self-released

Maris, Bastiaan -- "Large Hot Pipe Organ" -- mCD -- €11<
1998 Staalplaat, STmCD 012
Bastiaan Maris' interest in machines, sound and violent chemical processes has led to an ongoing research in chemo-acoustic phenomena and the development of musical instruments based upon this principle. In 1993 after hour after four years of testing, this resulted in the creation of the Large Hot Pipe Organ. The LHPO consists of twenty pretuned pipes with a diameter of twenty six centimeters by detonating propane-air mixtures inside the pipes. To gain full control, a special computer was developed by George Homsey enabling direct keyboard manipulation. The LHPO is one in a series of chemo-acoustical and electromechanical instruments and installations. Among those are "The Heater", aka the didgereedoo from hell, "Relaytors de Luxe", an installation that explores electromechanical chaos to create rhythms and sound patterns, as well as steam rockets and other energy releasers. "Machines become interesting when they don't seem to have a function apart from just being, that's when you can only step back and watch..." [press-release]
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Moneyi$god -- "M.A.R.K.Z" -- CD -- €10
2010 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 027
Japans' best kept secret are back with a new album! Fronted by Kan of the legendary 80's punk-thrash act The Asbestos, MONEYI$GOD has been flooding the Japanese underground scene with sheer originality for over a decade by practicing their perpetual belligerence and inimitable crossover between virulent sludge-doom, grim noise rock and endless post punk latitudes... M.A.R.K.Z kicks off with the tribal pummeling of "Cancer" and continues with the supposedly friendly "Murasaki", but it's only a devious act of diversion before "Black Rainbow" smoothly barge in with a caustic ska rhythm section, super-thick bassline, and above all, Kans' matchless gargling vocals that rumble throughout the entire album like a decisive instigator. "Waltz" lashes right after as a scorching crescendo with its' perforating and frantic gradual guitar parts and functions as a great build up for the epic "Hate Song" - a panegyric-like wayward track of unblemished loathing for humanity. The doom-dubbed remix for "Black Rainbow" by Balata (David OPP & Finkelstein of Lietterschpich fame) is the final aggressor that perfectly ends this veritable album of gashed hymns and surged audacities... Recommended if you like Killing Joke, Zeni Geva, LEWD, Pailhead, Arab on Radar, Christpunchers, Six Finger Satellite, The EX, Nomeansno etc. [press-release]

Oda Relicta -- "The Crown & The Plough" -- CD -- €11
2007 Neuropa Records, NRP16, (ltd. 300)
This is not martial industrial, this is martial music. Oda Relicta is the product of one Olegh Kolyada who recorded 'The Crown & The Plough' with the aid of the Zhytomyr Military Orchestra. 'The Crown & The Plough' is a well-thought-over record overviewing the history of Olegh's motherland, The Ukraine. The album scores the clash between workmen and nobles; where the crown meets the plough! Grandiosely conducted Slavonic faithful hymns, orchestral sacred marches and utopian neo-folk nicely meld into a mysterious and refined album. Mastering by Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk. [press-release]

Opalio, Roberto -- "Chants From Isolated Ghosts" -- CD -- €14
2004/2007 Important Records, imprec115

The Oval Language -- " Tapes Singles and Remixes" -- CD -- €10
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv34, (ltd. 500)
This first CD album presents the old tracks restored from tapes, as well as exclusive remixes made by Guido Hu"bner (Das Synthetische Mischgewebe). It's a wonderful excursion into the world of underground noise music which is sometimes extreme but always interesting and unpredictable. Thi is a very special appearance in our personal music research, and is a real discovery for all the fans of the experimental music genre... The Oval Language is a project existing since 1987, created by Frank Berendt and Klaus-Peter John. They have worked with a wide variety of artists, performers and bands: Nicolai Angelov (BG), Peter Schu"ler, Daniel Sco"rnig, Wolgang Putz, Jo"rg Thomasius (Das Freie Orchester), Tadashi Endo (J), Guido Hu"bner (Das Synthetische Mischgewebe), Heiner Klus, Stefan Schwab, John Tilbury & Michael Parsons (E), Tresspassers W (NL), John Grznich & Michael Northam (USA), Ru"diger Klose (Die Kastrierten Philosophen), Axel Guhlmann, Andreas Bru"ning, Thomas N•O•R•A Noack and Torsten Heilemann. Over the years The Oval Language have taken part in a number of exhibitions, happenings/performances and created various installations... Klaus-Peter John was born 1960 in Leipzig, Eastern Germany. Apprenticeship in Wood-technics (Theaterwerksta"tten), 1976 evening classes HGB Leipzig with G. Thielemann; 1989 study for social-cultural work, and since then is active noise/sound performance artist. He was interested in collecting sounds from all over the world; with this purpose he toured Northern Irland, Poland, Scotland, Easter Islands, Bulgaria, Chile, Hungary, Antarctica and France. He performed at Universita"t Botanischer Garten (Leipzig), Deutsche Bu"cherei, Atomic Bomb Museum (Nagasaki) etc. But the audio output of The Oval Language is not so well known: a number of tapes published 1986-1993, three CDR albums (one of them produced by Jo"rg Thomasius); one 10" vinyl that was released by the now defunct Hypnagogia label (UK), and a few tracks that appeared on various compilations/collaborative albums. [press-release]
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Phillips, Dave -- "?" -- CD -- €10
2010 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 026
Assembled between April and June 2009 as part of a therapeutic process during a period dominated by severe disturbances of loss, mental abysses and despair, "?" is the new gospel from Swiss experimentalist Dave Phillips, co-founder of grindcore legend Fear of God, a member of the sense perplexing Schimpfluch-Gruppe and the pulverizing force behind the Rudimentary Peni one-man-doom-drone worship act Dead Peni, among numerous other projects... "?" offers a 79 minutes album of field recordings oriented compositions that feature murky cello, piano and accordion parts, nocturnal voices, a vast array of concrete snippets and more resonances of existences that give Albert Aylers' "Music is the healing force of the universe" new depths and meanings. "?" sees Phillips observing and carefully dissecting his human psyche into ten intimate and innovative music pieces, confronting them with the bile and degradation of the omnipresent while deconstructing his own ravage with a binding urge to cleanse. And it's a fascinating insight to listen to... Brilliantly mastered by Rashad Becker. [press-release]

Plinth / Textile Ranch -- "The Rest, I Leave To The Poor" -- CD -- €16
2008 Make Mine Music, MMM051, (ltd. 1000)

raison d'etre -- "Live Archive" -- 3 CD -- €29
2010 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-10, (ltd. 499)
Since the early 90s Peter Andersson writes albums that remain in our memory as masterpieces and that have defined and formed the term ‘dark ambient’ in its form, as we know it today! This incredible release, ‘Live Archive’ is the best and most qualitative release by Raison d’Etre’s famous Live performances and all tracks and recordings have been carefully selected by Peter Andersson himself and are being made available for the very first time on CD. ‘Live Archive’ offers far more than three hours of deepest dark ambient sound in Raison d’Etre’s well known and highly praised quality. This Triple-CD set features both, already well-known tracks from the project’s official studio albums in most interesting, very different live-versions and some exclusive(!) compositions, never heard or released before! All this makes this beautiful packaging a monumental edition and absolutely irresistible for all Raison d’Etre addicts and beyond! [press-release]

Shedding -- "What God Doesn't Bless, You Won't Love; What You Don't Love, The Child Won't Know" -- CD -- €13
2006 Hometapes, HT015

Soccer Committee -- "sC" -- CD -- €14
2006/2007 Morc Records, Morc 44

TAC / factor X / E / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock -- "Perverse Series No.1" -- CD -- €11
1996 Harsh Dept. Productions, (ltd. 500)
Cut-up collage collaboration. E = Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture). Thick booklet. [YAOP]

Theme -- "Valentine (Lost) Forever" -- CD -- €10
2009 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 023
The third album from Theme, a band comprised of Stuart Carter, Jeanne Boyer and Richard Johnson (from'90s influential industrial-experimental band Splintered and head of the Lumberton Trading Company label), is a hallucinogenic intersection, where the exploration of twilight spaces, dreams, bitter reflections and hopes collide with a sense of escape (to better places?) or an abandoned 'self', either lost or searching for much needed identity... More 'song'-based than their previous album, on Valentine (Lost) Forever Theme often witnesses barbed yet oblique words cut-up and formed into mantras over a mesh of cascading drones, textures, blissed-out guitar strums, submerged tamboura, metallic sheets of electronic frah, occasional drum pounds and chilling swells'n'flecks of musique concrete. Overall, it catches the group exploring their environment, in more senses than one, with renewed vigour and nothing but questions left either open-ended or vying for interpretation. It's a world of rubble, dust and sprawling collapse, psychological or otherwise, screaming for meaning and purpose in a world gone mad where inner conflicts, vulnerability and regret are drowned in vast existential pools... With an additional remix by ex-Siouxsie & the Banshees bass player Steven Severin, this genuine album offers an apocalyptic sound mirage that recalls the experimental and post industrial works of :Zoviet*France, Throbbing Gristle and Coil, as well as the occult-like numbness of Current 93, the bleak avant-electronica of Andrew Liles and the psychedelic drones furrowed by the group's own previous work in both Splintered and Theme. In that sense, Valentine (Lost) Forever is a definite masterpiece in the ever-evolving legacy of the U.K. industrial scene, and if this is the end, then it's time to burn the truth. [press-release]

Von Thronstahl -- "Bellum, Sacrum Bellum!?" -- CD -- €12
2003/2010 Eternal Pride Productions, EPP 017
Eternal Pride Prod. present re-release the third and best album of band. Originally released in july 2003, "Bellum Sacrum Bellum" was the so far last official album by German Neo-classic act Von Thronstahl and was released more than 2 years after their latest release. The album is questioning the so called ‘just wars’ mentality of certain world leaders of these days and offers Von Thronstahl's usual mixture of neo-classical orchestrations and beat orientated bombast electro. CD is released in 6-pannel Digipak, with new design and golden panton. [press-release]

V/A -- "Motion + Time: Document One" -- CD -- €14
2005 D.O.R., ADOR 503
Apollon, Nomadstation, Apeiron.

V/A -- "What Pleasing The Lord Looks Like-Marriage: Extreme, Noise...and Terror From Japan & Israel" -- CD -- €10
2008 Heart & Crossbone, HCB 020
Not a tribute album for the legendary U.K Grind-Crust band, nor a religious initiative, but a glimpse into the cathartic underground of the Japanese and Israeli noise and doom scenes... All tracks are previously unreleased & exclusive for this compiation. Blasting off with the traditionally-oriented and bizarre doom of Osaka's RYOKUCHI, this is an exquisite slow-paced 10 minutes guilt trip down memory lane. Next up are Jaffa's CADAVER EYES, taking this trip off track with their corrosive Sloth-Doom. ZENOCIDE drag you down the wilderness, while wiping the soil with their lo-fi sludge-core indignation, and then cums LIETTERSCHPICHDIET, with their demonic Doom-Dub and heliocentric swirl. MONEYI$GOD are up next, spreading their own cancer with a lethal dose of industrialized and Sludge-grudge, before POOCHLATZ poison the air with their battered Power Electronics and primitive industrial. Jerusalem's REMESH elaborate the damage with a hellish ceremony of their own, dripping gradually brutal drops of industrial-noise before Osaka's NERVELESS wraps it up with a squashing, heavy as fuck, guitar-drone that would linger on and on. The Lord never seemed so pleased. [press-release]

V/A -- "XXXII° Concorso Internationale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore" -- 2 CD -- €15
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv33, (ltd. 500)
In March 2010, Le Bruit De La Neige Festival organized the annual Luigi Russolo - Rossana Maggia Competition at the Faverges Soierie. The aim was to promote the electroacoustic music of young composers (under 35 years old). 60 composers from 28 countries participated in this contest. We selected 15 pieces received the maximum votes... Bruitism is a movement of sound art that was born the 9th of March 1913 when the painter and composer Luigi Russolo published the manifesto "L'Arte dei Rumori" (The Art of Noises), inviting the people to appreciate the complex sounds from nature and the industrial environment. This was as an important paradigm shift in contemporary music as would come later with the musique concrete of Pierre Schaeffer or 4'33", the silent work by John Cage... The compilation includes the tracks by Yota Kobayashi, Elia Marios Joannou, Valerie Delaney, Sergy Khismatov, Sebastian Peter, Joan Bages Rubi, Erdem Helvacioglu, Stefan Fraunberger, Damien Depannemaeck, Jean Francois Primeau, Ka-Ho Cheung, Andrea Santini, Dohi Moon. [press-release]
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Alec Empire -- "The Destroyer" -- 7" -- €14
1996 Digital Hardcore Recordings, DHR US 7.4 / Grand Royal, GR034

Autechre -- "Envane" -- 12" -- €14
1997 Warp Records, WAP 89

Autechre -- "Gantz Graf" -- 12" -- €13
2002 Warp Records, WAP 256

Autechre -- "Move Of Ten (Part 1)" -- 12" -- €14
2010 Warp Records, WAP505X

Autechre -- "Move Of Ten (Part 2)" -- 12" -- €14
2010 Warp Records, WAP505Y

Hertsi -- "Kohina" -- 12" -- €15
1993/2010 Sahko Recordings, SAHKO-004

Lunatik Sound System -- "The Heavy Minded Orchestra" -- 2x12" -- €25
2010 Something, Something Vinyl Series 13, (ltd. 500)

Randy Barracuda -- "On The Low Again" -- 12" -- €13
2010 Laton, Laton 053
Laton is proud to announce the groundbreaking new release by enigmatic finnish producer Perttu Eino Hakkinen aka Randy Barracuda (RABA). Randy Baracuda is best known as one of the pioneers of the Skweee-movement – a Scandinavian genre often referred to as a mix of styles like wonky, hip hop and electro funk but has certainly it’s own demented twist. Randy Baracuda is also half of Finnish legendary electro bass-outfit-duo Imatran Voima, and he has also releases under various aliases for such labels like Mighty Robot Recordings, Tellektro, Sahko, Sex Tags Mania, Flogsda Dancehall and Harmonia which he co-founded with Mesak in 2006 (Turku, Finnland)... „On The Low Again” (Laton 053) cognates to „On The Low” (Harmonia, HRMN-12) which was previously released in early 2010 containing material from the same Bergweg recording sessions 2009-10, Rotterdam. The trademark sound from the originator of spastic Scandinavian synth-funk style again dominates this 6-track debut for the austrian based Laton label, but this time mighty Randy Barracuda taking it to new levels of super compression, flips and signals away from the Lo-fi / 8-bit sound to slicker production styles, twisted R&B rhythms, layers it with a symphony of bleeps and keys alongside the usual sugar rush melodies and bump-n-grind b-lines to give it a incredible fresh slant... „On The Low Again“ is as undeniably catchy as it is speaker rumbling, an unbashed banger over the top and there is little to stop the RABA invasion. [press-release]


Kryptogen Rundfunk & DN23rd -- "Silentium Universi" -- C-90 -- €4
2010 CSRC, CSB-01, (ltd. 23)
Radionoise description of the Universe with total length of 45 mins 55 secs, made by comrades MM and DN in autumn 2002. Human factor is reduced to an essential minimum, and eloquent pithiness of the natural signals of radio ether comes to the forefront. "It is only an emission produced by processes that are purely physical, natural, and totally uninhabited, therefore devoid of any linguistic character, of content, of meaning..." The medium is packed in a kraft paper envelope with b/w photo, a quotation from "His Master's Voice" by Lem unique for each copy, and all the necessary and sufficient information. [press-release]


Abandoned Head -- "Oblique Visibility" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Still*Sleep, cdr2
Abandoned Head is a solo project of Stanislav Wolkov, a member of duet Exit In Grey. His first release contains one half-hour long piece of isolationist dark drone ambient. Subtle sounds, unhurried evolution of musical plot, atmosphere depicting personal "sound vision" of the author.

Batchas -- "Explorations 85-95" -- CD -- €10
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv14), (ltd. 500)
Robert Masse is the man behind Batchas, Freq63, Mydaus, Trebor Semas, Microscope and side-projects like Myiase and Mental Showdowns. He was born in 1963 in Nice (France) and got interested in unconventional musical arrangements since his very childhood: started from the household electrical appliances exploration and self-made mind-blowing gear in combination with cheap processing/recording equipment, he got first real art studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille (1981). Influenced by industrial and avant-garde music, but also in things like mail art, tape network, limited vinyl editions and hand-made covers, he created Scrotum Production label in 1985, based in Paris and mostly intended for his own productions as Batchas, ranging from electroacoustics to industrial music. All releases were limited edition tapes with handmade packaging. After a couple of years living in Berlin, Robert moved to Zurich, where he released his first CD called “Tahafut-Ul-Tahafut” (1993), mysterious tapestry of piano sounds gently treated with atmospheric effects, voices, samples etc. The live performance with guests musicians from Zurich at the Musiques Ultimes Festival in Nevers (France) indicated the beginning of a long collaboration with the french Noise Museum label, which starts with the publication of Batchas “Live in Nevers” LP and “Mydese” CD. Since 1998, excepting a couple of performances as Myiase with his old mate Roger Rotor and a very few collaborations with other musicians in Zurich, Batchas stopped all his musical activities. Today, he is working as a Flash developer. "explorations 85-95" is the last Batchas studio release. It contains tracks from an old unreleased album as well as totally re-worked and remastered material recorded between 1985 and 1995. This is another masterpiece of minimal analogue synth-sound alchemy, a journey through Batchas acoustic world allocated in the deep space between two acoustic radiators of stereosystem. [press release]
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Bjerga & Iversen -- "Sharks Control These Waters" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Still*Sleep, CDR13
This Norwegian duo is quite prolofic in solo and collaboration work, and usually keeps away from self repetitions and graphomania, which is great. The new album "Sharks Control These Waters" is probably the best material recorded by this day: one 48-min long track slowly and accurately evolves with demersal bleeps, nice interferences, background drones and knockings into submarines' platings. Just less than an hour long immersion under water... [Abgurd]

Deutsch Nepal -- "Deflagration Of Hell" -- CD -- €11
1991/2003 Cold Meat Industry, cmi127

Exit In Grey -- "Nowadays Warm" -- CD-R -- €8
2004/2007 Daphnia Records, PH01
Reissue of the very first album of EIG, originally released in carved wooden box, limited to 10 copies. Classical guitar drone ambient, beautiful and melancholic. Similar artists: Troum, Aidan Baker, True Colour Of Blood, etc.

Hollowing & Maor Appelbaum -- "Collaborating Torture" -- CD -- €10
2008 Topheth Prophet, TP016 / Heart & Crossbone, HCB-017
“Collaborating Torture” was created through the collaboration of two artists who shared a dark ambient vision; the increasingly prolific Israeli Maor Appelbaum (Grave In The Sky, Poochlatz and many others) and Rectrix Records founder Matt Gibney’s solo project Hollowing. Consisting of a single 54 minute track full of heavy, dark drones, “Collaborating Torture” is a haunting, shifting mass of sound that evolves, expands and contracts as it progresses. Layered drones intersect as chimes gently ring out and voices from another dimension call out from deep within the rumbling depths of sound. Although less bassy than most drone based recordings, “Collaborating Torture” focuses more on a sweeping, swirling maelstrom of encircling sound that encapsulates and cocoons. Adding to the more atmospheric and ethereal aspects are creaking, chinking, chiming little sounds that resemble movement and activity in the shadows while dominant layered drones and obscured ritualistic chants sweep all around in dark swathes. After building and building the layers of sound, they are stripped away and, while the earthquake-like drones rumble beneath the feet, the sound opens up, the chants and delicate chimes become clearer as if observing some ancient ritual deep in an underground cavern with painted symbols and burning torches. As sounds build and fall again, the addition of short passages of acoustic guitar and rattling percussion can be made out amongst the murky layers... [Paul Lloyd, Judas Kiss]

Interior Disposition -- "Melancholy Crescent" -- CD-R -- €8
2007 Still*Sleep, CDR04
Moscow-based project previously known as just ID which self-released nice album "Galaxys" sounded like local Bad Sector, has now widened the meaning of it's name and made a new release in a guest-series of Still*Sleep label. Space dreamy ambient with sometimes hostile and uneasy atmosphere. [Abgurd]

Interior Disposition & Sister Loolomie -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Still*Sleep, CDR12
A collaboration between two Russian projects. The united sonic field of these 4 tracks harmonically meld together the characteristic features of both projects: hallucinogenic digital rasps and bright melancholic guitar tunes from Sister Loolomie and universal scale atmospheres of Interior Disposition. As a result we have beautiful and deep space ambient / drone.

Lieutenant Caramel -- "Early Tape Works" -- 2 CD -- €15
2006 Monochrome Vision, (mv08), (ltd. 500)
Lieutenant Caramel is the musician and film director at the same time, he shoot movies for ears with microphone. The continuous search for poetic images, frantic interchange of subjects, twisted and broken mosaic of fuzzy elements, the breathtaking incoherence of perception, the mark of primitive life, the total absence of organization and rational thoughts. All this breathes, moves, obtains the voice and gradually becomes meaningful. Theatrical view of musique concrete, humorous and surrealistic collection of masterpieces recorded in the ten years. Despite its evident correlations with french electroacoustic school, Lieutenant Caramel's music finds much more common issues with approach of such artists as Brume and Nurse With Wound - surrealistic and humorous, breaking rhythm of everyday life, household inventory instead of real instruments. All tracks are specially remastered for this album, originally they appears on: (1-5) "L'Odyssee Du Lieutenant Caramel" (1985, 1989 audiofile Tapes aT84), (11-17) "Les Bonnes archives du Dimanche" (1985, 1986 Old Europa Cafe OEC003), (18-20) "Du Plomb plein les ailes" (1984, 1985 Acteon), (6, 21) "Et Ca Vole!" (1993, SPH), and also on split-LP with La Sonorite Jaune: (7-10) "Je ne veux plus voir le ciel" (1988, Acteon 011/SJ Organisation SJ028). [label info]
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Maeror Tri -- "Wheel: Collection Of Rare And Lost" -- 2 CD -- €16
2009 Waystyx, waystyx 39, (ltd. 432)
This is mainly a collection of long deleted compilation tracks by M.T. that appeared on various MC- & CD-compilations, along with some previously unreleased material, sorted chronologically by the date of creation / final mastering. All material was collected from various 4-track masters, DAT-masters, compilation tapes & CDs by BarakaH early 2009, and re-mastered my Markow C. in April 2009.

PBK / Telepherique -- "Noise-Ambient Connection" -- CD -- €10
2008 Monochrome Vision, mv22, (ltd. 500)
This particular album is the first ever collaboration between american soundartist Phillip B. Klingler and german band Telepherique, it represents yet another breakthrough in the search for a music that is comprehensively exploring 21st century ambient music, an essential listening experience which is absolutely unique for the whole genre history as well as for both artists. PBK and Telepherique proposes premium quality music with manifold edges: some hypnotic ambient pieces, some crazy noise collages, but mostly just unclassifiable abstract sound-sculptures. Both artists uses a lot of synthetic sound sources and sequences, creating unsettling atmosphere from the structured electronic patterns ranging from intense rhythmic work to creepy ambient out-of-body soundscapes. [label info]
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Sister Loolomie -- "Diagnostica" -- 3"CD-R -- €6
2005 Still*Sleep, SS06
This minion is somewhat more noisy and experimental than previous works but still remains very calm and cognate: crawling semi-melodic resonant layers are speckled with fine crumbs of digital interference. Like all the rest works of this project, recommended for drone ambient lovers.

Soudnick, Nick / Sainkho Namchylak -- "Not Quite Songs" -- CD -- €16
2010 Leo Records, CD LR 564
Nick Sudnick, the leader of the legendary Soviet avant group ZGA, is famous for constructing his own and totally unique musical instruments. Since his instruments have no name, in the booklet we tried to make a photo of him playing his "sound objects”. Needless to say, Nick’s unorthodox sounds created a challenge for Tuva singer Sainkho. As a truly outstanding artist, she rises for the occasion and responds to the challenge in a totally original way. We don’t know any singer on this entire planet who can do with her voice what Sainkho does with hers. [press-release]

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.

V -- "Fam" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 Still*Sleep, CDR09
Deep low frequency drone with almost static compositional structure. Sounds from the abyss...

Y-Ton-G / Asmus Tietchens / Kouhei Matsunaga -- "YAK" -- CD -- €10
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv13), (ltd. 500)
Asmus Tietchens is renowned as the one of most ingenious german composers in electronic music underground. His first attempts with tape music started in mid 60s, but in 1971 he bought a synthesizer and since then, constantly explores the advantages of electronic sound, never stopping or looking back. On the 70/80s edge, his music was somehow like weird electro-pop, and then changed to more obscure post-industrial sounding, experiments with classical forms and abstract structures with endless recycling. Many albums and collaborations were released, in various editions. Inspiring next generations of musicians, Tietchens never was associated with any trends, shared philosophical concepts or involved in any movements. His albums are just reflecting the atmosphere of studiowork, the appearance of pure musical ideas in the real time frame. "My music is composed of aesthetic and extraordinary events which make statements for themselves, but there is absolutely no message. For myself the music most definitely has a meaning. I am an adventurer in the studio... my aim is to discover the white dots on the landscape of sound, territories where no others have traveled." (Unsound, 1987) Kouhei Matsunaga grew up In Osaka, Japan, listening to hardcore techno and rap music. In the mid 90s, Kouhei met Masami Akita (Merzbow) in Kyoto, and they started working on a few projects. 1998 also saw the release of Kouhei's first album “Upside down”, which included appearances of Masonna, Natiho Toyota, and Merzbow. Since then, he released a number of collaborative and split albums with Merzbow, Niko Scorpio, John Watermann, Anla Courtis, Rudolf Eb.er, Lasse Marhaug, Ralf Wehowski etc. He was touring Europe and USA with Carlos Giffoni, Zbigniew Karkowski and John Duncan. He is also involved in Flying Swimming label and many other ongoing projects. Wolfgang Neven is the german musician, active since 1981 and better known later as Y-Ton-G. He was involved in duo Para-Noise-Terminal, but since 1994 started working solo and also organized the yearly workshop and festival Noise Factory making the doorway for many new german underground projects. His music is described as sound-alchemy: using a lot of metals, objects, field recordings and electronic gear, he retired himself from the material music sources like rhythm and melody, just concentrated on noise for exploration of human soul and personality. Released some albums on Raum 312 and Stein Sein Productions, he continues to present new works with his own Terminal-Tape-Prod. imprint. "YAK" is the collaborative effort, all tracks were recorded in different combinations, as stated in the track titles. Asmus Tietchens appears as project director, conducted the similar actions in the past with such respective artists as David Lee Myers (Arcane Device), Dirk Serries (Vidna Obmana) and Phillip B. Klingler (PBK). Concrete sounds and abstract constructions, endlessly recycled and digitally treated - the new album by Asmus Tietchens, Kouhei Matsunaga and Y-Ton-G is bearing the idea of total remix work. Following the great tradition of mail-collaborations, this german-japanese trio recorded the new series of experimental music studies. [press-release]
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