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Systo Palty Togathering 2013



Today's newsletter isn't that big so its contents will speak for itself. Instead, I'd like to say a bit about two local forthcoming events, so if you have a chance to be in St. Petersburg in May - you'll know how to spend your time with pleasure!

First is the traditionnal annual open-air festival Systo Palty Togathering (May 8-12th) where we're involved in making the "drone glade" - a stage dedicated to the experimental music with elements of ambient, industrial, drone, noise, ethno/folk, shoegaze and rhythmic electronics. What may be better psychic tempering than few days of music in a chill springtime pine forest on the Karelian isthmus?!

Second event - Krankenfest - takes place on May 18th in "Arktika" club and is dedicated to heavy rhythmic industrial music, featuring two Polish projects: WIELORYB and SABES. We're going to have a CD stall there - come by if you have a chance!

Till soon,

I. Reviews

Some reviews of our releases:

The Infant Cycle "Drop-out Center" CD:

II. Forthcoming Events

04.05.2013 - Only Europa Knows
Moscow, "Moscow HALL". More info...

08-12.05.2013 - Systo Solar 2013 - Noize Glade
Leningrad region, open-air. More info...

18.05.2013 - Krankenfest
WIELORYB, SABES, TATLUM, T_ERROR 404, BARDOSENETICCUBE, NANO SYNTHETIC, DJ Liquid_Joint, DJ Ekza, DJ Kryptogen, DJ Morena, VJ Yuri Elik, VJ Edd Kumpel
St. Petersburg, "Arktika" club. More info...

25.05.2013 - Noise Pollution Fest Vol. 7
St. Petersburg, "Barbara" club. More info...

Moscow, "Moscow HALL". More info...

St. Petersburg, "Zal Ozhidaniya" club. More info...

III. New items in mailorder catalogue

CDs & CD-Rs

Anenzephalia -- "Kaltwelt" -- CD -- €14
2012 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 089 / Zaetraom, ZAETRAOM 006
Ambient terror that finaly combines studio versions of often played live tracks and never before heard material, recorded between 2008 and 2011, using the full Anenzephalia scope, oscilating between Ephemeral Dawn, Noehaem and sick experiments. Noehaem was tomorrow, a description of sterile and alienated monotony, of social cemetery peace and silence in that only the echoes of today's struggles reverberate. Kaltwelt will be present, commenting on the cries from that these echoes derive. It is another vain documentation of madness and disintegration that result from the public but mostly unperceived war between a hypnotized society and a yet sleeping state that is going to bring the terminal stagnation. Enjoy your last moves... [press-release]

Apoptose -- "Nordland" -- CD -- €14
2000/2012 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 086
Time to travel north again: Apoptose's long out of print first album "Nordland" is back - even more beautiful than before. On its release in the year 2000 Nordland instantly became a cult record for lovers of orchestral ritualistic soundsculptures. Like ancient stone circles on barren landscapes the solemn music reminds of an age when the eternal cycle of growth and decay ruled human life. Finally this ambient classic is available on CD again. The album was carefully remastered to ensure that favourite tracks like "Abschied von der Sonne", "Nordlicht" or "Nidstang" sound better than ever. The bonus track "Svartisen" originating from same era as the Nordland recordings enhances the line-up. So even those who know Nordland for ages will discover some new facets of this gem. Additionally the designers revisited the whole artwork and created something completely new to compliment the timeless music. The CD is housed in a multiple-panel fold-out cover featuring a separate cardboard CD-sleeve. [press-release]

Atrium Carceri & Eldar -- "Sacrosanct" -- CD -- €12
2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-26
Atrium Carceri & Eldar, two of the genres most prolific artists, team up for this fantastic dark ambient release. The deep rumblings and future visions of Atrium Carceri combined with the whispers of historical enlightenment that is Eldar creates a vacuum in time where the future and past coexist. Where nothing and everything is sacred, where the webs of powerful bloodlines are woven and where humanity crumbles. [Cryo Chamber]

Attrition -- "Invocation" -- CD -- €10
2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-28
A soundtrack for your dreams and nightmares... 30 years since their groundbreaking dark ambient album "This Death House" ATTRITION's Martin Bowes has combined forces with his wife Kerri on their full length movie score, written for the film G.H.O.S.T from cult U.S. horror film company Mutantville. From uneasy, shifting atmospheres to main themes on piano, vocals and strings, the album was remodelled and mixed at the Cage for this audio only version... An invocation in nine parts. Jewel case edition with 12 page booklet. With artwork by Holger Karas. [press-release]

Bad Sector -- "Ampos" -- CD -- €14
1995/2012 Power & Steel, PAS 17
The first album from 1995, now released as CD for the third time. With AMPOS Massimo Magrini has set a standard in deeply emotional dark ambient noise and many of his following releases went in that vein of evocative intensity and monolithic sound. Strong and throbbing layers of cracked sound waves, decay and harmonize throughout the album, creating emotional and archaic soundscapes. This is a timeless masterpiece and a reference of it's genre. The re-edition comes in beautiful cardboard case with bronze-embossed printing. [press-release]

Bad Sector / Astro -- "Idio Blast" -- CD -- €14
2005/2012 Power & Steel, PAS 32
In 2005 a small Russian label, Insofar Vapour Bulk, proposed to Massimo Magrini to work on a recording made by Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro). It was a "drone-like" sound of a few minutes, Despite the difficult nature of the assignment, Massimo loved the very static and cryptic structure of the original. So, starting from this basic recording (without using additional sounds) he developed a 45 minutes long suite: it was like using a magic audio lens which revealed a myriad of hidden details in a microscopic world. The original Astro sound can still be heard at the beginning and at the end of the suite. The re-edition comes in beautiful cardboard case with silver-embossed printing. [press-release]

Baker, Aidan -- "Noise Of Silence" -- CD -- €12
2007/2011 Essence Music, ESS015, (ltd. 400)
The always impressive and prolific Aidan Baker creates thick walls of doomgaze on the Nadja duo, but under his own name he manages to explore a much more personal world, offering inspiring and mind altering drone music to his established fan base. Released in 2007 as a very limited edition CDR, Noise Of Silence is one of our top favorite Baker’s lost gems that truly deserved a special treatment. A single, spontaneously composed, yet majestically structured 50 minute opus of swirling processed guitars, tape loops and noise bursts. Fear-inspiring in essence, the album slowly builds up a suffocating and trance inducing atmosphere around fragmented subliminal messages from a suicidal voice. Dangerously persuasive, we dare to say. Utterly intoxicating, Aidan exercises patience to reach the disturbing climaxes of Noise Of Silence. Definitely not your typical dose of gentle and dreamy Baker solo. As an interesting note, a friend and fellow Baker fan reveals that the suicidal voice heard on the album is from Romeo Dallaire, a Canadian general who in the 90's headed the UN troops ill-fated attempt to stop the genocide taking place in Rwanda. He returned to Canada with post-traumatic stress syndrome and actually attempted suicide in 2000... We care for sound quality as much as we care for presentation, so the album is now fully revised and remastered by James Plotkin, unveiling buried sounds we couldn’t notice on the original release. Beautiful 5-color printing on a custom 6-panel packaging. Limited to 400 copies. [press-release]

Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Aeternum Aevum" -- CD -- €10
2012 Peripheral Records, PR013, (ltd. 250)
Peripheral Records is proud to announce it's thirteenth release with, 'Maurizio Bianchi's - Aeternum Aevum' CD. Two long beautifully understated tracks, that show a more pastoral side to the great Italian master of Industrial. Slow whirling pieces of Ambience dedicated to the late Konrad Schnitzler. The CD is limited to 250 copies within a DigiPak. The sleeve is adnorned inside and out with Abstract paintings by Hayat Saidi. [label info]

Billy? -- "Calego" -- CD -- €10
2003 Test Tone Music, TTM-05
Experimental music from Japan. A collaboration project of Kikuchi Yakinori, Hirokazu Takagi, Kazuya Ishigami, and Tadashi Usami. "In 2002 Takagi left the project because of personal reasons and his place was taken by Miyazaki Tetsuya who knew how to work with computer much better than any other members. He worked with such programs as Max/MSP and brought some complex structures in the sound of Billy? Hundreds of sounds could be played simultaneously linked together by complex algorythms or just randomly. So the bands concept also changed - earlier the music acted as concentration of some spiritual energy and now became more like a flow of consciousness. Kikuchi says the bands strategy was headed towards overcoming the consumer ideology leaking in the music of modern artists. Billy?'s music is not a performance associated with everyday's work, but a control of some process sidewise. Listener gets all the freedom - he can make his own playlist of the album playing tracks in any order and decide himself where to start and stop listening." [Monochrome Vision]

Billy? -- "Clinamen" -- CD -- €10
2001 Test Tone Music, TTM-003
Experimental music from Japan. A collaboration project of Kikuchi Yakinori, Hirokazu Takagi, Kazuya Ishigami, and Tadashi Usami. "The next stage of Billy? creativity started when Kikuchi met Ishigami Kazuya from Osaka who was making noise music using only computer. Kazuya released his works on his own label Neus 318. At that time not so many Japanese improvisers seriously took the possibilities of computer, but the musicians quickly found the common ground, and Kazuya joined Billy?. His contribution to the sound significantly expanded palette of sounds because it was possible to create anything from the various fragments and electroacoustic samples - from noise collages in musique concrete vein to techno rhythms. Kikuchi continued making collages out of samples and pulsating sounds and used computer mainly for expanding the array of basic material. In 2000 Usami Tadashi also joined Billy? - he previously worked with the band Dislocation. He played guitar which sounded quite unusual in this electronic environment. Second album of Billy?, "Clinamen", consists of 32 untitled tracks and was released in 2001. Its sound can be compared to two albums of Dislocation released by PSF Records, a combination of computer feedback effects and squeak of Wasp synth in vein of Whitehouse, analogue electronics similar to the works of Tudor and Cage with modulated vocals and minimal rhythms of Pan Sonic. [Monochrome Vision]

Billy? -- "Same Motion In Different Expression" -- CD -- €10
2012 Test Tone Music, TTM-010 / NEUS-318, NEUCD-007, (ltd. 500)
The fifth studio album by Billy? released in March 2012 came after almost 9 years of the previous one, as the band members have long settled in different cities and meet extremely rare. Nevertheless they found time to record new material in the usual style of collaged electro ambient, sometimes melodic, sometimes insanely abstract. Only three musicians are left in Billy?: Kikuchi Yakinori (founder of Test Tone Music label), Ishigami Kazuya (Daruin and NEUS-318 label) and Hirokazu Takagi (anti-DJ playing on turntables). Psychedelic electronics, deep sound pallette, powerful bass dynamics and unpredictable storyline - these are the distinctive features of the album which has become an unexpected but very pleasant return. Limited edition - 500 copies. [Monochrome Vision]

Cloama -- "s/t" -- CD -- €12
2005 New Old Sentinel, Sentinel-CD-01, (ltd. 500)
New Old Sentinel is a subdivision of Neuroscan.Org run by Jasse TUUKKI also STROM.ec member. This second album by CLOAMA offers very obscure industrial with ambient and experimental touches dealing with frequences, radiations and waves as well as their possible effects on nature, mind and body… Strange and quite subtile, evocative, deep atmospheres are developing along the five tracks/43 minutes of this CD enhanced by some frightening, hostile and weird elements setting off thebeauty of the the whole and revealing a contrast between peaceful apparences and things behind the mirror… Reminding us of some SCHLOSS TEGAL works. Recommended! Matte printed colour cardboard in A5 plastic sleeve. Edition of 500. [press-release]

Der Golem -- "Zmet / Discipline of Exploded Bridges" -- 2 CD -- €14
2012 Infinite Fog Productions, IF-29, (ltd. 199)
Der Golem was a band from Moscow suburb Fryazino formed in 1999 by the musicians Dmitry Zubov (Hypnoz) and Roman Sidorov (Staruha Mha, Fatal, Sedativ). The music is a weird mixture of Industrial, Post Rock, Shoegazer, Ambient, Post-punk. Roman Sidorov ceased his existence in September 2003, Dmitry Zubov in November 2011... Zmet: "The genius of man is felt immediately and is reflected in everything what this man touches. In music, aside for all-pervading depression and complete minor mood, one can feel the note of some universality / cosmicality. Rock on the verge of industrial music is perceived as a kind of dark ambient in the widest sense of this term. Slow drumming is hypnotising, vocals are mesmerising and guitar sound brings some transcendent anxiety in the acoustic space..." Discipline of Exploded Bridges: "... Dirty industrial sound produced mainly by electric guitar and old analogue synthesizers. Excellent material with exceptional spirit of its creators felt in sound. Every time I listen to the "Discipline...", every time I find not only my own nostalgia for old party times, but also something timeless and not bound to my subjective feelings. This is the classics of Russian industrial underground..." [press-release]

Derniere Volonte -- "Le Feu Sacre" -- CD -- €14
2000 Hau Ruck!, HR!11
The first CD on Albin Julius' label. Military-pop that was obviously influenced by the bands like Der Blutharsch, Blood Axis, Non. Second edition in digipak.

Dexter / Feverdreams -- "Spinoza Drone" -- CD -- €10
2003 Test Tone Music, TTM-006
Dexter - solo project of Test Tone Music label owner Kikuchi Yakinori, and this album is a collaboration with American musician Jerry Lloyd (Feverdreams). If you imagine drone ambient of Andrew Chalk made using computer processing of accordion and fed through radio channel, collaged with phone signals and digital sequences - we obtain an approximate description of the sound of this album released in 2003. [Monochrome Vision]

Dexter / Goem -- "Re:Source" -- CD -- €10
2002 Test Tone Music, TTM-005
Split-album with the Japanese project Dexter, which explores the high frequency extremes of microwave aesthetics. Goem as always gladdens with straightforward rhythms and pulsations of electronic noises. The album was released in Japan by the division of Billy? Music run by the founder of Dexter project Kikuchi Yakinori, in 2002. [Monochrome Vision]

Genocide Organ -- "Under - Kontrakt" -- CD -- €14
2011 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 085
The latest new Genocide Organ album dates back to 2005 - now in 2011 the world is challenged by wellknown old and antic patterns and presumed economic reasons. That of military contractors - whether it have been the cretian archers, the celtic cavlery, the germanic body guards, the swiss guards - muslim or christian motivated soldiers, spartans and greeks - european or asian - UN - Forces or private contractors - those people always seeked more than money - the record here deals with the overall topic of mercenary or more. Like always Genocide Organ's music is straight forward - expanding all genres and categories. A powerful assault and aggressive undertone interchanges with a dense depressive mood - all tracks are new but have been partly played live during their last live appearance. The record is an experience. [press-release]

Heinz Hopf -- "Gothenburg" -- CD -- €10
2013 Triangle Records, TR-52 / Outcry / Random Monster, RanMon:1
After having delighted in a few excellent tapes and a LP it is time to enjoy this first CD of the duet from Gothenburg, Sweden. Dan Johansson and Matthias Andersson are some of the best at what they do. The noise is solid, dense like lead, free of intricate experiments and gloomy pathos. It is made of simplicity and power. Pure pleasure. [press-release]

Karkowski, Zbigniew -- "Perceptual Interpretations Of Ambiguous Figures" -- CD -- €10
2012 Test Tone Music, TTM-009, (ltd. 500)
Zbigniew Karkowski is one of the most radical musicians, a long time researcher of possibilities of noise music in most uncompromising guises, up to direct physical reactions. He has been working with The Hafler Trio and Merzbow and gained considerable publicity through interpretations of the music of Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen, compositions for chamber orchestra and even opera theater. His new album was just right for Test Tone Music label - a kind of psychological test on auditory endurance. The album consists of 6 tracks, two of them are collaborations with Aaron McLeran, author of interactive computer programs for procedural composition and granular synthesis researcher. Limited edition - 500 copies. [Monochrome Vision]

Macronympha -- "Studio 95" -- CD -- €10
2010/2013 Triangle Records, TR-51 / Cerosene / Outcry
Personally, I don't quite favor the bands with long discography lists, although MACRONYMPHA is an exception because you can never get too much of it. The CD contains studio material recorded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1995. Those 30 cassette copies that were originally released are now re-released in the CDs with a new mastering. Embarking on this multi-layered, heavy vintage noise be prepared for a lot of dirt, electronic signals, hissings and falling to pieces cassette tapes. Classics. [press-release]

Noseyama, Youki -- "Kaze No Utsuwa" -- CD -- €10
2012 Test Tone Music, TTM-012, (ltd. 300)
Youki Noseyama is Japanese experimental guitarist, known better for his project Diesel Guitars and label Good Microphone. This album, released under his own name, has more abstract material: experimental drone ambient, electronic textures and improvisations recorded mostly at the concerts in Nagoya and Niigata in 2012. A whole hour of psychedelic sound, limited edition in special plastic slimbox, 300 copies. [Monochrome Vision]

Propergol -- "Paradise Land" -- CD -- €14
2012 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 087
New Propergol... spec.pack. - incl. 3 postacrds ...A deaf & sepulchral sound // The door suddenly opens A voice announces : it's ongoing // Preparations in silence There will be no good bye // Defective electrical installations direction : airport // Anxiety-provoking situation Flight-plan : Direction> PN - (48° 52' 36'' S 123° 23' 36'' W) Feverous take-off then cruising phase // Engine shutdown... Silence... Fly over & scope of the disaster // In top view, mankind tears away A rupture, a break with civilization // Separation / isolation - arrival Final approach phase - Stabilization - Ejection... .. . What happens now? ----------------------------------------------------------------- end of transmission. [press-release]

Samosad Bend -- "Kukkofka" -- CD -- €8
2008 Sketis Music, SKMR-062
Guitar ambient on a album Kukkovka is a journey into the fragile world of images and sounds. In spirit this CD is close both to the soft acoustic soundscapes of Robert Fripp, and to the more modern sound of psychedelic ambient, which can be heard on albums of such genre stars as Shpongle, Youth, Ott and others. [label info]
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Schulze, Klaus -- "Live @ KlangArt" -- 2 CD -- €15
2001/2008 Revisited Records, REV 088
Most of tracks recorded live at the KlangArt festival in Osnabruck, Germany on 9 June 2001. Two tracks recorded in studio in 2000-2001. Bonus track on 2nd CD recorded in 2007. Previously released on two separate CDs in 2001 without 2 bonus tracks.

Schulze, Klaus -- "Richard Wahnfried's Tonwelle" -- 2 CD -- €15
1981/2012 MIG, MIG 00622 2CD
"Tonwelle" was first released under the moniker of Richard Wahnfried (alter ego of Klaus Schulze) on Innovative Communication label as 45 rpm LP. Here's a note by Klaus Schulze considering this reissue: "In 2012, the German label "Made in Germany" released a double CD with two versions each of both Tonwelle tracks. They seem to believe that the original release with 45 RPM was wrong (!). At least their first promotion stated impressively and for some weeks: "on the original cover was wrongly given to play it in 45 RPM" & "the first editions on CD were in this 45 version, different as what the artist wanted" & "for the first time ever are now both versions available, the correct one and the involuntary wrong one." = ALL WRONG. Although I told them that the reason for their strange doing and the release itself is completely wrong, it doesn't hinder them to release this nonsense double CD anyway: one MiG version is circa 26% slower and the other version is circa 26% lower in pitch. The original version is not included (!) Besides, they sell this product now under "Klaus Schulze".

TenHornedBeast / Husere Grav -- "Ten Graves" -- CD -- €10
2012 Peripheral Records, PR004, (ltd. 250)
Peripheral Records is proud to announce the 4th release, a split 'Ten Graves', by heavyweight drone / doom expert, 'TenHornedBeast', and relative Texas based newcomer and mysterious doom-monger, 'Husere Grav' (who has so far released material on 'Small Doses', 'Prison Tatt' and 'Not Not Fun', to name but a few). An uncompromisingly dark and doom fuelled album, distinctly funereal but ultimately transcendent and with the all the hallmarks of a classic! Limited to 250 copies in a digipak, with artwork by Nikita Evsuk (Fear Konstruktor). [label info]

Troum -- "Mort Aux Vaches: Sen" -- CD -- €15
2000/2013 Aquarellist, aquarel 24-13, (ltd. 500)
"SEN" is the 2nd full length Troum-album, it was originally released in the "Mort aux Vaches"-series as a CD in an edition of 600 copies, September 2000. The album was recorded 'live in the studio' in Amsterdam at the VPRO studios in December 1999 in one take with no overdubs. A vinyl re-issue (double pic-LP) was released on Equation Records in early 2008. This is the first CD re-issue. Silk-screen printing on a microcorrugated cardboard, limited edition of 500 copies. Re-mastered by Sergey Uak-Kib (Kshatriy).

Xiphoid Dementia -- "Secular Hymns" -- CD -- €10
2012 Malignant Records, TumorCD61
Actively recording since 1999, Egan Budd’s Xiphoid Dementia has become known in the underground and in numerous live situations for creating meticulously crafted yet hard to define, post industrial soundscapes, navigating between textured ambience, scourging noise, junk metal, field recordings, and surreal atmospheres, sometimes all in one track. Still, there’s a hyper-focus here that ties it altogether, and makes for something that is dynamic, unpredictable, and clearly ambitious. For those that question if there’s originality left in industrial music, Xiphoid Dementia answers with a resounding yes, though not so much in the sounds themselves, but rather how they are layered and placed... Hard to find comparisons here, but those that appreciate the dynamics of Navicon Torture Technologies, Prurient, and Propergol will certainly find something to like. In 6 panel digipak. [label info]
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Yukinori, Kikuchi / Ishigami Kazuya / Miyazaki Tetsuya -- "Luminous" -- CD -- €10
2010 Test Tone Music, TTM-008 / Neus-318, NEUCD-003
Split-album of the musicians previously known for the band Billy? released in 2010. Kikuchi Yukinori presents 7 tracks in noise ambient vein of Aube with fast moving rhythms backed by melodic guitar passages and phantom crackling noises resembling the chorus of insects. 20-min. long track by Ishigami Kazuya is a symphony of bee swarm hanging over the industrial abyss, and Miyazaki Tetsuya in his two pieces comes to the side of minimalism combining industrial, psychedelia and primitive techno. Looks like the activity of Test Tone Music label is the most interesting phenomenon in the modern Japanese electronic underground scene, following the traditions of the early masters of tape music - Yohji Yuasa, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Kunihara Akiyama, etc. [Monochrome Vision]

Yukinori, Kikuchi + Tim Olive -- "Base Material" -- CD -- €10
2012 Test Tone Music, TTM-011
Tim Olive is the Canadian guitarisr formerly known by minimal/noise/prog/rock band Nimrod. In late 90ies he started solo career going away from strict periodical rhythms and fixed combinations of notes, typical for traditional rock music, to free improvisation and free forms, using the whole potential of steel strings, magnetic pickups and analogue electronics. He had collaborations and gigs with such artists as Katsura Mouri (Busratch), Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Kelly Churko, Takuji Naka (Culpis), Francesco Meirino (Phroq), Kazuya Ishigami, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Jing Sangte, Ryu Hankil, etc. The predominance of Japanese names isn't accidental - for many years Tim has been living in the Japanese city of Kobe and is actively involved in the life of the local underground scene - in particular that was him who translated to English the texts for John Cage anthology released by the label Omega Point. This album is his second collaboration with Kikuchi Yukinori (owner of Test Tone Music label). As the title suggests, Tim provided the base material recorded in mono mode, and Kikuchi reworked it using computer and received 8 tracks lasting for 27 minutes. Dark and atmospheric music which could become a good soundtrack for a short fiction film about the end of times. [Monochrome Vision]

Zinc Room -- "Ash" -- CD -- €10
2013 Evil Dead Productions, EDP 010
The sixth album of Zinc Room coming from Ekaterinburg was recorded last for today, but thematically stands as a beginning of the spontaneously formed trilogy of "Ash / Shifting Soil / In Wooden Room". The author is traditionally true to himself in terms of sound sources and general approach - bass guitar, spiral springs, samples and natural elements (steel slabs, sand, dry branches, stones). Once again he was aided by the fellow Kein (Scratching Soil, Carved Image Of Emptiness, Prognostic Zero) who played keyboards and added some atmospheres. The music can be described as a mix of harsh industrial noise and cemetary dark ambient. For the fans of old school!

Frea market

Alfred 23 Harth / Hans Joachim Irmler / Gunter Muller - Taste Tribes - CD - €14
Drumbone2 - The Knotty Stick - CD - €14
Muller, Gunter / Voice Crack / Jim O'Rourke - Table Chair And Hatstand - CD - - €11.10

Hands To - Flatline - 2 LP - - €38.10
Moslang, Norbert + Andy Guhl - Knack On - LP - - €56.50

Don't forget to check the full list of rare & used items with all details, it's here.


Psychick Cross Hat -- hat -- €32
Knitted hat with ornament of psychick crosses and swastika elements. 100% natural sheep wool. Hand-knit by a member of >o< project. Black-and-white design. Seamless circular knit. Unisex. Photo 1 / Photo 2.

IV. Back in stock

Astro & Cornucopia -- "Deep Wind" -- CD -- €10
2010 Quasi Pop Records, QPOP CD055, (ltd. 500)
The second collaboration between Japanese noise legend Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro) and duo Cornucopia from Puerto Rico, though the first one released on CD. Each from two tracks is from the particular artist, and based on opponent’s sound sources. Totally psychedelic record, often in extreme frequences & dynamics, it features some Cornucopia’s trademark pulsating sounds, while Astro’s track is unstopable stream of deep, heavy and slow as hell noise magma. Physical, brutal and meditative. Pure beauty of modern extreme electronic music. [press-release]

Atomine Elektrine -- "Nebulous" -- CD -- €12
2007 Essence Music, ESS007, (ltd. 800)
On this second installment for Essence Music, Peter Andersson brings ATOMINE ELEKTRINE to an utterly refined and perfectionist sphere! The trancey beats and sacral atmosphere of Binomial Fusion are past and widely replaced by a truly out-of-body, deeply layered and dynamic cosmic experience in form of a masterful ambience filled with energy outbursts, synthetic movements and algorithmical rhythms. An aural projection for a detailed exploration of nebulas, black holes, exploding stars and unknown deep corners of the cosmos. Very much influenced by the electronic side of the kraut scene and with the ability of imposing his very own classic trademark, Andersson sets a new stone and makes Nebulous one of the greatest albums related to this genre since the early 70’s. Another amazing proof of talent from this Swedish genius! Presented in an snowy white gatefold digisleeve and tracing paper packaging. [label info]
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Bad Sector -- "Chronoland" -- CD -- €14
2011 Power & Steel, PAS 30
This new album of Massimo Magrini is the soundscape for a mind movie and another masterpiece that picks up where the previous work CMASA left off. Twelve beautifully crafted chapters of music segueing between morphing layers of thick drones, haunting melodies and crackling vocal transmissions. Chronoland unfolds a fascinating and cineastic atmosphere of frightening ambient melodica with dark soundwaves deeply imbedded in the music and bursts of electro-acoustic effects. This release is another step forward into the sound cosmos of Massimo Magrini with new directions but always in the unique way of BAD SECTOR. [press-release]

Bad Sector -- "CMASA" -- CD -- €14
2009 Power & Steel, PAS 23
In 2005 Massimo Magrini was invited to provide a soundtrack for the M3M art exhibition in Pisa/Italy. The exhibition was based around images of the seaside and the rivers estuary of Pisana area with CMASA airplane factory built there in it's centre vis a vis of archaic marine cottages. This marvelous seaside scenery mixed with vintage industrial locations, together with some kind of nostalgia, created an unexpected but amazing mood. To sculpture a soundtrack of this scenery Massimo Magrini was asked to use acoustic and natural sounds too and so he added for this work treated piano and snippets of acoustic guitars together with water sounds and metal samples. This may sound unusual for a BAD SECTOR release but all those new elements are perfectly blent into the massive and ambient soundwaves for what previous releases are known for and making CMASA probably to the most emotional album of Massimo Magrini to date. All initial exhibition sounds where regenerated, remastered and re-assembled during 2007-2009. Digipack. [press-release]

Derniere Volonte -- "Devant Le Miroir" -- CD -- €14
2006 Hau Ruck!, HR!81
The new album by the French masters of erotic military pop, more gloomy than ever before. [label info]
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Derniere Volonte -- "Immortel" -- CD -- €14
2010 Hau Ruck!, HR!96
Immortel, Derniere Volonte`s 5th studio album took 4 years in making and marks their 15th anniversary! It is a huge development from the former style which redefined the therm "military pop" to a more homoguene, less neoclassic but much more modern in sounds, more electronic but organic at the same time - and reinvents a style Geoffroy D has been influenced since his early days. The themes on Immortel are effected by books, movies or personal experiences of Geoffroy but reflects in general his personal feelings about beloved people and their spirit which is and always will be present in our souls and memories. Immortel is another milestone in the oevre of one of France`s most interresting band from the underground scene and will for sure attract fans from the early days but a lot of new fans from other musical scenes. [press-release]

Derniere Volonte -- "Les Blessures De L'Ombre" -- CD -- €14
2003/2012 Hau Ruck!, HR!49
After their impressive debut ("Le Feu Sacre"), May 2003 saw the release of the second CD by this revered French neo-folk outfit. "Les Blessures de L'ombre" contains truly distinctive military styled pop songs and ballads. It also has a few musical and emotional elements reminiscent of "Obeir et Mourir" (their rare, limited tape box set). [label info]
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F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay -- "Lovstakken" -- CD -- €10
2001 Dark Vinyl Records, DV 34, (ltd. 600)
Sideproject by Luigi M.Mennella (FURVUS, EN VELOUR NOIR). The structure of this album is based on the harmonized parts of a pure ambientalistic live recording done on the mountain of Lovstakken, Bergen, Norway. Processed moments of those sound recordings and music inspired by the sensations of that moments a wonderful / atmospheric ambient trip inspired by the mountain of Lovstakken. [label info]

Filivs Macrocosmi & Charadriiform -- "Ex Vivo" -- CD -- €9
2012 A5 Production, AP-08 / OMS Records, OMSCD04, (ltd. 500)
One long collaborative ambient/drone track of two Ukrainian projects. "Since the beginning of time mankind has been fascinated by Space. Few has not dreamed of going to the Moon, or to become an astronaut and leave his mark on Mars, while being a child. In 1961, the technical genius of Soviet scientists proved that man can master the cosmos. But how many people think about the fact that in addition to the celebrations, glory and indescribable feelings, a flight beyond Earth may bring pain, suffering, madness? In our work Ex Vivo (Lat. "from life"), we would like to reveal all the faces of flights, which are not talked about - loneliness, isolation from the usual things, the incredible closeness of death and an endless cold abyss of the universe, which stares at astronaut. We have tried to convey and express the feelings that a person experiences at start of the machine and to the point where he can no longer distinguish the picture generated by his imagination from reality. The tranquility that ends the album in any case should not be understood as an obituary. It is rather a hymn of praise to the birth of a man who understood and took for himself a place that was defined for him by the universe." [press-release]

Genocide Organ -- "s/t" -- CD -- €14
2003/2012 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 050
Released for the 1st live appareance of GO in Japan in 2003, using material recorded between 1985-1990, this album was originally intended for release in 1990 in Japan as Genocide Organ's 2nd LP and is somehow the missing link between "Leichenlinie" and "Save our Slaves". This re-release contains 3 extra tracks taken from the acetate 7"s released in Japan in 1991/1992. The complete material is remastered by Jerome Nougaillon (Propergol) and comes in a digipack with different artwork. [label info]

Genocide Organ -- ":In-Konflikt:" -- CD -- €14
2004 Tesco Organisation, Tesco 060
Finally a new album by Genocide Organ! It's been near five years since "The truth will make you free" was released in 1999. Now 11 new tracks which reflect the development of the band during this time, a blend mixture from industrial to power electronics to dark depressive ambient noise outbursts for which Genocide Organ is known. Presented in a digipak with booklet and ltd. num. edition LP with inlet. Genocide Organ don't reflect a concrete event of whatever nature, this an abstract questioning of everything with anything, a call to action, which ends in a waste of energy... a call for a movement which is a waste of time... a nihilistic pessimistic worldview which leads somewhere... we all fill just space and are part of IN-KONFLIKTS. [label info]
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Genocide Organ -- "Leichenlinie 1989 / 2009" -- CD -- €14
1989/2010 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 080
20 years have passed since :Leichenlinie: got released the 1st time, and 10 years since it got released the 2nd time as CD accompanied with the :Truth will make you free: album. And now it shines here as the totally remastered 20 years anniversary edition. Completed with 2 additional tracks recorded around the same time and formerly released on the Monochrome Meditator MC only (SSSM / Japan 1991). This material stands for one of the most wanted records in this genre for all times. :Leichenlinie: remains as an outstanding release in the german post industrial music genre. The well-balanced music contains power electronic rhythm based tracks as well as dark drowning ambient pieces with haunting samples. Tracks like Klaus Barbie, Mind Control and Come Orgasm are played on various stations, parties and radios for the last 20 years. The two additional tracks, so far unknown to the majority, are fitting perfectly to the line-up of the early industrial-rhythm driven sound of the band. The CD version comes in a nice spot varnished digipack with the logo debossed on the front cover, similar to : In-Konflikt :. Genocide Organ got founded in 1985. :Leichenlinie: compiled G.O. material that got recorded between 1987-1989 at Strebelwerk / Mannheim. Originally released in 1989 as Tesco 001. :Leichenlinie: is still an outstanding milestone in europeon "post industrial" music as it let loose new creative energy of a genre which was thought to be dead. The socio-political criticism, and cultural-terrorist approach is inherent. A document of its time! The opening opus of the bands restless striving for more depth in a shallow reality, in a society that likes to hide the unpleasant and controversial sides of life. The phrase "noli me tangere" is no longer in effect! [press-release]

Genocide Organ -- "Live in Japan 2003/2007" -- DVD/CD -- €18
2009 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 077 / Teito Sound Company, TEITO-010
Japan has been a wasteland for German "industrial" and/or "power electronics" bands for many years, but in 2003, Genocide Organ entered the motherland of noise. Invited by Teito and MSBR, Genocide Organ played two remarkable shows in Tokyo. The first in a typical noise/hardcore club called 20000V, and the second at a small theatre called Die Pratze. Because of the two different locations and atmospheres, G.O. prepared two completely different sets. While the material at 20000V featured tracks from what was, at the time, the forthcoming album "In-Konflikt," plus a selection of powerful, well-known tracks, the setlist at Die Pratze featured more "calm" and unreleased tracks integrated into a theatrical-type performance. Both gigs represent the repertoire of Genocide Organ, which makes this band more than just a phenomenon of one genre. The two shows are presented here on DVD in their entirety, edited from three different camera angles by Frank Merten of SWT, known for the visuals of Herbst9 and Land:Fire. The DVD is professionally mastered and features a fully animated menu. In 2007, Genocide Organ returned to Tokyo for two more shows, both hosted at 20000V, and again, each show had a different setlist. The audio CD in this collection features a selection of the best tracks from both evenings. Many had never been released or played live before, while some "old favorites" appear here in completely different versions. The quality of the recording is amazing, and you will feel the full power of these two gigs. [press-release]

Genocide Organ -- "Remember" -- 2 CD -- €18
1997/2007 Tesco Organisation, TESCO 067
The 10th birthday of "Remember" sees the re-release, containing an extra of 50 minutes live material. Total Time: 139min.! All material was remastered for this release by Propergol and the artwork is completely overworked. It gives an oversight on G.O. performances from the beginning until the year 2000. Powerful, provocative and subversive, just different! [label info]
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Goat Thron -- "Ultra Humiliate!" -- CD -- €9
2009/2012 A5 Production, AP013
Pagan Black Industrial / Dark Ambient duo from lower Silesia, Poland. Reissue of the band's second album "Skrajne Upodlenie!" (originally a limited CDR from 2009 on Heerwegen Tod Production). Mechanical, sadistic and threatening blasts by Funeral, with obsessed and psychopathic vocals by Chaos (aka Walking Death). Ill and diabolic sounds with controversial content. Ritual screams, orgies, sadistic practices and torture, mixed with extreme sounds, created specifically for this project. "Who loves evil in every aspect, who loves to give pain and suffering". Nearly an hour of destructive music. Ukrainian import. [Cold Spring]

Human Larvae -- "Home Is Where The Hurt Is" -- CD -- €10
2008 Existence Establishment, EE08, (ltd. 500)
Introducing the debut full-length of this new Dresden based heavy industrial/power electronics unit following his 3 inch CDR on Silken Tofu. Taking cues from styles as diverse as the cinematic Navicon Torture Technologies and grungy lo-fi ...Today I'm Dead, Human Larvae delivers an emotional torrent of self-destructive force with "Home is Where the Hurt Is". Spanning a running time of over an hour, styles range from rhythmic orchestral industrial to bleak passages of black noise with a good dosage of throbbing feedback and scathing vocals. There is some sick twisted narrative to be found here but the search for these mysterious happenings will bring you to places you may never return from. [press-release]
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Maeror Tri -- "Myein" -- CD -- €12
1995/2005 Waystyx, WR10, (ltd. 675)
Re-edition of one of the most beautiful and significant musical work in the history of industrial music previously released by ND in 1995. Slowly evolving layers of guitar droning, sometimes harsh and distorted, sometimes clinking and melancholic, sometimes abstract and meditative. Total hypnosis.

Nordvargr -- "In Oceans Abandoned By Life I Drown..." -- CD -- €12
2007 Essence Music, ESS008, (ltd. 800)
The Nordic giant purveyor of modern dark ambient death drone sounds strikes again on Essence Music! This time Mr. NORDVARGR leaves behind the detailed abyssal land of haunting minimalistic atmospheres found on Vitagen, released under his full name – Henrik Nordvargr Björkk – and moves towards the blackest side of the drone doom micro cosmos. A grim place where, sitting on the throne, he commands the crushing, ear splitting and slow motion processed guitar blasts that emerge from the depths of the pitch black ambience background. Cavernous rumbles, disembodied voices and disturbing malfunction machines play the role and prepare the terrain for one of the most demonic axe attacks to come! Presented in our custom 6-panel digisleeve packaging with stunning artwork by Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), Khanate) and photography by Seldon Hunt. [press-release]
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Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio & Spiritual Front -- "Satyriasis, Somewhere Between Equilibrium and Nihilism" -- CD -- €14
2005 Cold Meat Industry, cmi144
Italy's most enigmatic band, Spiritual Front, join forces with the leg-fetishists from Sweden, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio. The idea of this collaboration was conceived already in year 2003; and now, after considerable anticipation, this most incredible little creature has finally been born to seduce and deprave a whole world with promises of salvation through nihilism and sexual depravity; all accompanied by some of the most wonderful tunes of apocalyptic-neo-suicidal-pop-folk. Second edition in jewelcase. [press-release]
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Sorfeum -- "Ancient Rocks" -- CD -- €9
2003/2011 Nihil Art Records, NAR 019, (ltd. 500)
Nature-inspired Dark Ambient / Drone from Ukraine. "Ancient Rocks" was originally released as an MCD in 2003 (when Sorfeum was formed). This reissue features 2 bonus collaborative tracks with Filivs Macrocosmi (which originally appeared on an extremely limited CDR by Filivs Macrocosmi called 'Oxymoron Structures' in 2005). Five lengthy, evocative Dark Ambient tracks. [Cold Spring]

Xiphoid Dementia -- "Might Is Blight" -- CD -- €10
2009 Existence Establishment, EE10, (ltd. 500)
Xiphoid Dementia is Egan Budd's noise project based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Budd has been active in the noise underground since about 2002 and creates a powerful sort of ambient-noise music. His latest release is a numbered, limited edition CD titled "Might Is Blight" and therein begins a bleak journey through the possible end times of life as we know it, the ruination of Earth, and the death of illusion. This noise artist has in his artistic grasp the means of creating sound structures that are metaphors for such ideas even though to find those places requires certain lengths to be gone to... What Budd has accomplished here is impressive, not too many noise artists are attempting something so ambitious, a hybrid style of composing that incorporates modern classical avant garde, droning electronic noise and atmospheric ambience to create a strong, cinematic music... From the orchestral title track opener to the lilting, tossing, aptly titled 'Your City Crumbles' to the profoundly disturbing final composition, 'None Shall Inherit The Earth', every one of these soundscapes moves in fascinating ways, morphing from powerful Penderecki-style string sections that teeter on the brink of collapse, then break down giving way to noisier electronics, heavy (metallic) droning, or screeching, anguished vocals, each sound texture seemingly always moving in a constant state of flux... [Phillip Klingler, Heathen Harvest]

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