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Systo 2013 - гудельная поляна

Hey ho!

Thanks to everyone who visited our "droning glade" at Systo Solar 2013 festival, supported us with participating, good music and attention! Hope for a new chance to see you in the woods sometime in the mid-July :) But the forthcoming month in the city won't be boring too - see the dense list of events down the page.

This time our mailorder catalogue was massively updated with manifold of experimental music, among other things including the new works by Cisfinitum, Soilcult, Pustota, Radiostalking, Vyazkij Sharab, and such labels as Force Majeure, The Eastern Front, Impulsy Stetoskopu, Cold Spring, Ufa Muzak, Macrurus, etc.

Have a nice summertime,

I. Reviews

Some reviews of our releases:

Archon Orchestra "Cenotaph" CD:
Kshatriy "From Heart to Heart" CD:
Otzepenevshiye / Vir' "For a Knife" CD:

II. Forthcoming Events

St. Petersburg, "da:da:" club. More info...

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

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

02.06.2013 - Resonant Sunday
St. Petersburg, piano bar "No Orchids". More info...

08.06.2013 - Star Booths
St. Petersburg, "ESG-21". More info...

08.06.2013 - Cosmoid Fest
Moscow, "Monaclub". More info...

13.06.2013 - Pure colour
St. Petersburg, art center "Nevskiy 8". More info...

22.06.2013 - Drei Kameraden
St. Petersburg, piano bar "No Orchids". More info...

Moscow, "Plan B" club. More info...

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

Ukraine, Kiev, "Sky Hall" club. More info...

III. New items in mailorder catalogue

CDs & CD-Rs

The 120 Days -- "Beauty And Beast" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 L. White Records, LW-043, (ltd. 200)
Nihilist auto-erotic German power electronics. A project of MX NIHIL / Iron Youth / Black Light Orchestra. [Abgurd]

Arisk Priest -- "Troy" -- CD-R -- €8
2008 NAID, NAID-003, (ltd. 50)
Virtuoso neoclassical martial industrial pierced by the spirit of Old Europa. For the fans of Regard Extreme, Die Weisse Rose, etc. DVD-box, full-colour cover + 2 inserts. [YAOP]

Artificial Memory Trace –- "Calliphon Draft (Sonosketches 1991 – 1994)" -- CD-R -- €10
1994/2008 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 005, (ltd. 120)
Reissue of a 1994 tape released by Lunhare. Packed in glass antiframe.

Atanore -- "Askold Melnik - Unicorn Driver" -- CD -- €7
Guitar improv music.

B-Machina / N.Strahl.N -- "Aufrecht Im Truben Schlamm Der Zeit" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Tosom, TOSOM 037, (ltd. 150)
This is the forth TOSOM release with the name of N.Strahl.N on it. And I hope this will be not the last one. This time with a split release with B-Machina from Austria, which is the new name for the Industrial act Bonemachine. Both are very busy projects with many releases and both have in the past created fantastic sounds and music that I don't want to miss.3 tracks by N.Strahl.N, with a total time of 29 minutes, using field recordings to created again his own music world. B-Machina with a 25 minute Ambient Industrial track. DVD box in CD size with 3 inserts. [press-release]

Barbarossa Umtrunk feat. Escuadron De La Muerte -- "Bautismo De Fuego - Le Dernier Bataillon" -- CD-R -- €9
2013 Ufa Muzak, UFA60, (ltd. 120)
Apocalyptic Heavy electronics / Military ritual. You enter into the territory of thin ice, this is very dangerous, bu there's no other way. Under the fragile surface flow the blood red myths of recent wars. This is the road of memory and oblivion, one wrong move - and everything's covered with crackles, cold cruel abyss breaks its veil and grins in devourment into the worlds of outlived horror. The duo of two musicians scattered in different parts of the world, but united in single unlta-cultural reality - loaded like ammunition with echoes of mysteries of armed conflicts, thus entitled as "Baptism of Fire: The Last Battalion". The repertoire of the dark noise is inspired by the secret concepts from nazi UFOs to mystical texts of Miguel Serrano and Mahabharata to the cult of Aztec idols of Quetzalcoatl and Miktlantekutli. During more than one hour of very disturbing and hateful atmosphere consisting of dark noise, sounds of war and cold drones, you will experience discomfort and fear. It is these feelings, messengers of any struggle, are the doors through which otherworldly forces permeate. Their goal, like of any lower elementals, is to use the situation for their own benefit and direct actions to further collapse. Be careful - the Excalibur, the legendary sword, comes back again from the lake, a mysterious hand of its mistress is cut off, the crystal tomb of its owner is broken. 9 tracks, 70 minutes, pro-CDR, A5 digipak. [press-release]
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Bianchi, Maurizio –- "Escape To Bela-Zoar" -- CD -- €12
2006 L. White Records, LW-040, (ltd. 500)
3 very long old school dark ambient industrial tracks from the italian cult project in the way of his old releases from the 80s. [label info]

Bizarre Uproar -- "Mass / FF" -- CD -- €10
2013 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-85 / Industrial Recollections
Mass CDr from 2001 was such a harsh noise bliss Freak Animal decided to re-issue it as 10" vinyl back in 2005. Now several years later, this material still stands pretty much unique in discography of Bizarre Uproar. All his trademarks elements of early days as well as material after 2005 is absent here. Instead you have highly textured, utterly heavy harsh noise wall! This CD re-issue include full uncut original recording (10" had few minutes missing) and as addition, extremely rare "FF" tape from 1999 what is nearly forgotten. It is hardly ever mentioned in any discograpy listings and artists himself had lost his copies. Luckily one copy remained in Industrial Recollections archives, this tape in blood drenched covers. Possibly made less than 20 copies represents perfect companion to "Mass", offering incredibly textured brutal harsh noise assault. In total over 50 minutes of playingtime stands as essential addition to anyone's Bizarre Uproar collection due it's unique approach. [press-release]

Bizarre Uproar -- "Unsafe and Insane" -- CD -- €10
2007/2013 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-86 / Industrial Recollections
If one should mark few milestones in Finnish noise, this is one of them. Bizarre Uproars return into activity after few years of small activity resulted flood of releases what could be said culminated in debute full length LP issued by Dogma Chase (Japan). Level of Filth & Violence has been target of vast amout of imitators and admired by loyal followers. Sweat, tears, piss, shit, chains whipping rusty metal objects, strangulation, scat smeared faces and black boots stomping life out of scum. Unsafe And Insane is finally released in CD format by Filth & Violence and Industrial Recollections. [press-release]

BloodSoil -- "Domination" -- CD-R -- €9
2013 Ufa Muzak, UFA59, (ltd. 166)
Martial industrial. Grandiose album of a Spanish project, an official document of political and aesthetic position, musical statement of the eternal principles. Images of the past and the future overtaken by war, by eternal opposition in attempts of consolidation of the new truths. What can be considered as a renewal of tradition? The old and irrelevant, being just a form without content, or a revolutionary view opposite to engrained order? Fire from explosion in an orchestra pit licks wooden partitions separating the pit from the stage, damaged instruments make crooked squeaky sounds, the curtain is slowly caught by fire, the audience tries to get outside, but the doors are barricaded and only fists puching the doors add more chaos to the situation. There are VIP guests in the crowd, surrounded by security, but noone can hope for the happy end. Hands with weapons seen in the mass of people, sounds of shots and the enemy is down, no agitation, payment for the few - hundreds of innocents. These are the sounds of a symphony of a take-over. Sounds of triumph, sounds of history and sounds of mourning. New classical song. 7 tracks, 50 minutes, 6 panel cardboard sleeve. [press-release]

Bucketovsissors -– "History Of Obedience" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2010 L. White Records, LW-061, (ltd. 100)
After some tapes and full length CDr on foreign labels here the first 3” CDr on L.White Records. Near 24 minutes of a nice mixture between harsh noise and a small piece of power electronics. [label info]

Cisfinitum -- "Landschaft" -- CD -- €12
2000/2012 Old Captain, OCCD05, (ltd. 300)
Cisfinitum is a post-industrial project from Moscow, Russia. It was started in the late 1990s by a composer and musician Eugene Voronovsky and has drawn significant attention as one of the most uncommon and distinctive on the experimental scene. The project’s trademark is an emotional sound that trespasses the boundaries of drone ambient and noise, using classical instruments and unconventional sounds, processed with analog and digital technologies. “Cisfinitum” is the sound of eternity and the music is ‘metaphysical ambient’”. ‘Landschaft’ is an epic work of deeply emotional / dramatic drones, which successfully combines electro-acoustic sources with a wide arsenal of Soviet analog effect processors. Originally released by Insofar Vapour Bulk / Grief Recordings labels, this absolute ambient classic is now available as a CD. Authentic recording of the original demo cd-r of 2000. A true artifact to conserve for the generations to come. Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. [press-release]

Cisfinitum & First Human Ferro -- "Alchemicals" -- CD -- €12
2012 Old Captain, OCCD06, (ltd. 300)
A new collaborative work by two modern alchemists, Eugene Voronovsky and Olegh Kolyada, is a transmutation of Saturn into Sol with the goal of attaining immortality. A cross-border of avant-garde jazz (featuring Sergei Letov, saxophone player) and dark ambient (Cisfinitum & First Human Ferro) reveals cryptic alchemical symbols, diagrams, and vocalisms (featuring James Thirlwell (of Foetus fame)) that contain multiple layers of meanings, allegories, and references to be laboriously decoded in order to discover true meaning hidden from its creators. A panacea “Alchemicals” is accompanied by a proto-scientific design of Andrey Bondarenko to enliven the content cornucopia. Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. [press-release]

Cyanosis -- "Stave" -- CD-R -- €12
1998 self-released
Experimental Old-School Industrial played on metal objects, guitars, etc. A kind of more ascetic version of early Einsturzende Neubauten. Rare self-release from late 90-ies. Jewel case. [YAOP]

Dead Body Love –- "Candles" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 018, (ltd. 120)
One long track, playing for more than half an hour is the whole album and that's no surprise because pieces of Dead Body Love are rarely short ones. Album starts with high pitched feedback, surrounded by episodic noises and squeaks. It goes that way for some five minutes when finally drowns in the flaming sea of Dead Body Love sounds. Low frequencies are almost not audible through the whole album and the sound is concentrated on middle and high ones. You can hear a second or two of low rumble and it is lost in the sound. Such distribution of frequencies is one of the reasons why this record is exhausting after several listening sessions, but I'd say that's one of positive aspects of it. What's most important is that Gabriele Giuliani masterfully controls intensive attack of noise for more than 30 minutes. There's not a second that "Candles" would transform into unjustifiable bleeps, chaos of sounds and noises. The slightest change in this album is well placed, well thought over and of vital importance for further development of the track. It's monolithic, solid piece of noise which I silently liken to HNW because of its intensity. Uncompromising sound in this work melts the details and presents totality as the most important thing. Of course this work is neither innovative, nor somewhat exceptional. It is not so, but when I listen to it, the word "classical" spins in my head. Legendary noises during their best years and so on. Harsh noise in all its beauty and power. All that is found in this album. And of course the impression is strengthened by unique packaging of Impulsy Stetoskopu. [terror.lt]

Death In June -- "Nada Plus!" -- 2 CD + DVD -- €35
2011 New European Recordings, BAD VC PLUSCD13, (ltd. 1500)

Dervenn -- "Gwad Roueel" -- CD -- €10
2012 The Eastern Front, Front 031, (ltd. 500)
Dervenn in Breton means «oak», the sacred tree of the ancient Celts. Wood is the matter of our instruments and our breath is the «wind that shakes the Barley»… even if we are living in the era of digital and numeric realities. The soul is still musical and deeply tainted by the landscape of Brittany, by the musicality of it, by the symbolism of it. Arthur, Perceval, Merlin, we still share their quest for truth and beauty when riding our cars… No commercial folklore, no infatuated «world» or «ethnic» music, no archeological mythology nor so-called traditionalism. Just our true modern Breton music. Beauty and breath of the arthurian past speaking a present day, but not vulgar, musical language. «Gwad Roueel» («royal blood») is the first act of the quest, a personal and emotional evocation, using both traditional «celtic» instruments (bag pipe, Breton oboe, transverse flute, Irish whistle and bodhran) and modern ones. Invention and respect of the past are the key words, poetry, melody and strength are the feelings one gets from listening to this musical travel through the lights and darkness of human quest for purity and beauty… [press-release]

Dhul-Qarnayn –- "Jilwah" -- CD -- €12
2008 Shaytan Productions, Qayamat-02, (ltd. 1000)
A rare case of Arabic satanic neo-ritual music from Bahrein Kingdom. Viscous obscure medieval ambient with chants, folk melodies and dreamy rhythms. May be interesting for the fans of Muslimgauze and fans of black ambient in vein of Dapnom and Abruptum. Jewel-case. [YAOP]

Educator -– "Sow The Wind" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2010 L. White Records, LW-060, (ltd. 100)
This is the second release of EDUCATOR. The two tracks “400 years/hollow earth” and “white people/wigger” are "the whole truth and nothing but the truth" of ugly power electronics! [label info]

Fecalove –- "La Nature Devoilee" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 008, (ltd. 100)
Torture of feedback, weird rhythms, appearing from nowhere, pseudomelodies, formed from sounds of feedback or noise generator, finally bricks of low frequencies start to fall and you just enjoy a little when sound evolves further and you reach the next stage of the album. Eternal motion. Truth is, there are places in album where chaos disappears and the album start to sound like perfectly realised gem of harsh noise. [terror.lt]

Flutwacht -- "Silent Salvation" -- CD-R -- €7
2005 Tosom, TOSOM 019, (ltd. 150)
"Silent Salvation" is the new output by the german power noise projekt Flutwacht. And this time with quieter soundscapes, monoton rhythms and low noise in background, dive in a dark, slow & hypnotic atmosphere and walls of machinery sounds. [label info]

Flutwacht / Synomorph -- "Fragrance of Blood" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Tosom, (ltd. 150)
Split release between these Power Electronics projects from Germany. With many releases on different Labels is the wellknown Flutwacht a very busy project. Synomorph had release some compilation tracks and a full length CDR. "Fragrance Of Blood" contains 4 tracks by Synomorph, 3 tracks by Flutwacht and the other 4 tracks are collaborations by both projects. Power Electronics with distorted, howling vocals and dark noisescapes. [press-release]

Gae Bolg -- "Aucassin et Nicolette" -- CD -- €8
2005 CD-Maximum, CDM 0705-2339
Russian edition of the classical Gae Bolg album.

Godheadscope –- "A City Out Of Sight" -- CD -- €12
2007 God Is Myth Records, GIM025
Great "evening time" album, combining dark ambient, drone, chamber music (in vein of Arvo Part), near post-rock tunes (resembling Sigur Ros), lyrical piano and neofolkish guitars. Jewel-case. [YAOP]

Grunt -- "Europe After Storm" -- CD -- €10
1998/2011 Force Majeure, Force 003 / Industrial Recollections, (ltd. 500)
Reissue of the same titled CD originally released in a limited edition of 489 copies in 2001. Tracks 01-04 re-mastered from the "Europe after storm" tape released by Spite Recordings, USA, in 1998, limited to 50 copies, tracks 05-07 unreleased studio material, tracks 08-11 live at S-Osis / Turku / Finland, 1999. So, seven studio and four live tracks of Power-electronics / Harsh Noise by the headliner of the Finnish Industrial scene. Same artwork as for the first edition but housed this time in a clear jewel case. A co-production between Industrial Recollection / Freak Animal Rec. and Force Majeure. [press-release]

Halthan -– "Collapse In Progress" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2006 L. White Records, LW-034, (ltd. 200)
A new power electronics artist from Finland with his brand new work on L.White Records / 4 catchy power electronics tracks with tortured voices and a sound alike CONTROL. [label info]

The Haters –- "Untitled Title Shot 28" -- CD-R -- €8
2005 Harshnoise, HN017
Deep chtonic droning noise. Immersion in soil. One half-hour long track repeated twice with 10 minutes of silence in between. [YAOP]

Hatred In Eyes –- "Nothing To Condone" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2009 L. White Records, LW-052, (ltd. 200)
This is the third release of HATRED IN EYES a power electronic project from Hong Kong which starts 2006 run by Crow.C. and provides pure hatred sounds, topics all about racial discrimination, alien, things happen in the city....! [label info]

Jerman, Jeph –- "Four Drivers" -- CD -- €10
2010 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 025, (ltd. 250)
Upright piano harp driven by four battery-powered fans. Recorded winter 2010 at Estudio Sonor. “It's like meditation in sound when you hear minimal changes in the material, stretched to an hour of length. Like watching the flower burst into bloom - into big and colorful blossom.” [terror.lt]

Knurl –- "Mesosoma" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 016, (ltd. 120)
All pieces produced and recorded live Jan/Feb 2009 using scrap metal + violin. Limited edition of 120 copies in a metal box with multiple colour inserts.

Kyshtym 23 -- "Live 22/03/05" -- CD-R -- €8
2005 self-released
Chtonic electroguitar noise of Leningrad school. A project of the members of King Kongs, Total Vivisection, Retivyj Pitekantrop, etc. [YAOP]

Leidungr –- "De Nio Kraftsangerna" -- CD -- €15
2013 Equilibrium Music, EQM036

Lethal Dose 50 -- "21st Century Awakening" -- CD -- €10
2006 Nuit Et Brouillard, NB CD 05
LETHAL DOSE 50 is the poison dose injected into the veins of persons sentenced to the death penalty in some states of the United States.… but LD50 is also a Belgian trio which has been existing for years in the fields of electronic musics. After a self-released first tape and a first CD-R, we are proud to offer you the first fullength CD by this talented unit. Using some digital instruments – synths, samplers- as well as some analogue ones –synths, rhythm’n box, effects-… LD50 develops an atmospheric music which is at the same time dark but warm, cosmic and experimental, melodic and deep, meditative but aware, often underlaid by some sampled voices and sound-collages, sometimes intermingled with/ intersected with some hypnotic rhythms. Being fully mastered and definitely original compared to some nowadays releases from the dark-ambient genre, "21st century awakening" will both appeal to the nostalgics of the 70ies and 80ies sonorities -old-school space-electronics from the 70ies and 80ies such as TANGERINE DREAM, NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS-.as well as to the lovers of some nowadays dark ambient acts such as SCHLOSS TEGAL, INADE, HERBST 9 or FIRST LAW… LD 50 is certainly the sole musical project able to set a bridge between these two tendencies, these two sounds, these two periods… Fans of sterilized lap-top generated or of cheap new-age ethno-ambient can go their way. "21st century awakening" will appeal as much to the soul as to the body, to the mind as to the heart. At first listening, this record may seem a little bit strange to you, like being out of phases, but the following listenings will draw you into an endless spiral similar to the one painted on the sleeve. Allow yourself enough of freedom for that... CD re-mastered by Christian RENOU, housed in an original A5 size silk-screened fold-out cover. Paintings by Leyla ERSEN. 64 minutes/10 tracks. [press-release]

Light Collapse –- "Opus #1022005" -- CD-R -- €8
2005 self-released, (ltd. 19)
Classics of Russian radionoise. Sleeve. Rarity. [YAOP]

Masked Diode –- "s/t" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2006 L. White Records, LW-042, (ltd. 200)
MASKED DIODE is an industrial noise unit in Japan. There are several splendid noise units that are not yet known in Japan. MASKED DIODE Diode is one of some such units." The first really power-electronic orientated Japanese noise stuff with vocals! Sometimes harsh and with a lot of power, sometimes more ritual! [label info]

Mezire –- "Electronic Warfare" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2009 L. White Records, LW-058, (ltd. 200)
5 new German power electronic tracks from MEZIRE in the way of Thomas Garrison aka CONTROL. [label info]

Minamata -- "Niigata" -- CD -- €10
1986/2007 Zone De Confusion, Z.D.C.02, (ltd. 1000)
Re-issue of the third tape of this legendary French group, originally recorded in 1985 and released on the cult French label LES NOUVELLES PROPAGANDES as N.P.002 in 1986. Two tracks coming from compilations recorded at the same period, "Wo sind Sie?" and "Nacht und Nächte", plus one unreleased 17 minute-track recorded in 2002 were added to these 40 mns. Pure old-school industrial & hardcore electronics with lots of metal sounds & percussions and echoed screamings. This is truely the sound of agony… Housed in nicely designed digipack. [press-release]

Mind & Flesh -- "Martyr Generation" -- CD -- €10
2012 Force Majeure, Force 007, (ltd. 500)
"Martyr Generation" is the first CD by the Oslo / Norway based musician Anders B. under the MIND & FLESH moniker. While initial recordings of his first industrial band, KATABOL PROCESS were done in summer 1996, Anders started up to compose alone under the name BABYFLESH around October 1998. Starting from that point, two full-length releases were recorded and produced: "Curiosity killed the Angel", CD-R on Slaughter Prod. in November 2002 and "New wave of Cynicism", CD on Vendlus Records in February 2005. Sometime in 2010, Anders B. decided to change the name into MIND & FLESH as he lost any connection with what could refer to "BABYFLESH" as a name for a musical project. The nine tracks of "Martyr Generation" were recorded between 2005 and 2008. Among them two feature collaborations with other musicians. The music of MIND & FLESH is a mix of dark & heavy analogue electronics and pounding rhythms with processed vocals. His sound can be filled under the Death Industrial genre, without any doubt. Hypnotic and powerful at the same time... "Martyr Generation" comes in a nicely designed three-panel digipack in a limited edition of 500 copies [press-release]

N.Strahl.N –- "Brot Und Lugen" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Tosom, TOSOM XX-005, (ltd. 150)
This release is the perfect link between the "normal" TOSOMs and the XX-Serie. On his third release, N.Strahl.N puts the focus on his more noisy edge. Monotonous walls of Machinery-Loops, metallic scraping, manipulated radiowaves and heavily processed fieldrecordings. No message, no deeper meaning, no propaganda. Just some pretty pop-muzak for the age of "bread and lies". Comes in glossy cardboard sleeve with insert. [label info]

N.Strahl.N –- "Eingang" -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Tosom, TOSOM 023, (ltd. 150)
This first record by the german project N.Strahl.N features mostly quiet and meditative soundscapes from organic to mechanical. For the most parts based on field-recordings, sounds from nature turn into post-industrial metallic and sweeping landscapes with spare rhytmic accents, which dominance increases track by track. Comes in A5 cardboard cover. [label info]

N.Strahl.N –- "Wahrnehmungshygiene" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Tosom, TOSOM 030, (ltd. 150)
After the debut "Eingang" and "Brot und Lugen" (that shows the noisy side),"Wahrnehmungshygiene" is the third Tosom release by N.Strahl.N, a fantastic and very busy project from Germany. In the past N.Strahl.N released also some works on different labels (like Apocalyptic Radio or Krakilsk) and some very limited self-releases. All the stuff by N.Strahl.N is very worth to check."Wahrnehmungshygiene" was recorded between February and May 2006, mostly using field recordings. And this time the project also used, for some compositions, acoustic instruments (like flute and melodica). The music is more than normal and usual soundscapes, this are sounds for a head cinema. Listen to N.Strahl.N.s world and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy... Comes in DVD box with 4 inlays. [label info]

Objekt/Urian -- "Tonfragmente II" -- CD -- €10
2001/2004 Zone De Confusion, Z.D.C.01, (ltd. 1000)
First CD on Zone de Confusion, a subdivision of Nuit et Brouillard aiming at reissuing sold-out tapes, CD-R or vinyls previously released in limited editions. Objekt/Urian is a german duo working with selfmade instruments and old electronic material. Their music is a great mixture of dark atmospheric soundscapes and power-electronics with a strong old-school industrial touch at one and the same time original, melodic and powerful... Highly recommended to those who like bands like HAUS ARAFNA. Tonfragmente II includes the 5 tracks originally released on their debut CD-R plus 6 unreleased ones for a total length of 63 minutes. Their universe is cold, but never a depressing one and handled themes such as control and manipulation, information treatment, or some reflections on history - and even on own country history - have the ability to let feelings and thoughts arouse and to get matters reconsidered... The reputation of their live performances - combining music, theatrical elements and installations - went over the frontiers and the band was programmed at the fifth Deadly Actions festival in november 2002. Totally remastered sound from original recordings by Hermetique. Comes in special nice digipack with new artwork and selected varnished parts. Don’t miss it… [press-release]

P16.D4 –- "Three Projects (Bruitiste - Captured Music - Fifty)" -- CD-R -- €8
RRRecords, RRR-CD-08
A collection of best works of the famous experimetal band led by Ralf Wehowsky, recorded in 1987 and initially released in 1988-1990 on three different vinyls. This disc contains experimental electroacoustic compositions, some of them recorded in collaboration with Masami Akita (Merzbow), stylistically close to old school industrial avantgarde with elements of musique concrete. Sleeve. [YAOP]

PBK / C. Reider –- "Discorporate" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 017, (ltd. 120)
Over the last ten years PBK had occasionally sent source material to C. Reider for collaboration, however, the collaboration never came together. Suddenly, earlier this year PBK was surprised to find a parcel in the mail from C. Reider with the finished master inside. He played it and found the mixes to be a new kind of 21st century psychedelic drone space music. [label info]

Peenemunde -- "II" -- CD -- €10
2013 Freak Animal Records
I wasn't personally very excited when Peenemunde approached with their first recordings. I gave harsh critics and eventually project decided to completely re-do the material what eventually became their (improved) debut album. Case was entirely different with this second full length. I saw their great live performance and had opportunity to hear some raw out-takes of upcoming second album. Instantly I offered to publish material as proper CD, if rest of material stands equally strong. And it does. No critics of suggestions was needed. On first album P. Perä-Takala (Sick Seed) and P. Dassum (Umpio) basically combined the known elements of their projects as mere "collaboration", but now Peenemünde stands as project of its own identity! Second assault of Peenemünde abandons smashing junk metals and enters the dark laboratory of poisonous experiments with cold electronics! Duo created material live on tape in sessions what to me sounds unlike anyone else does. It has the cold electric feel, without the elements of "techno". It has the fierce junk metals, without fitting into line with other junk metal noisers out there. It is rotten sound from gutters of laboratory, without being unnecessary "lofi" or poor quality. Thematically Peenemünde is based on inventiveness of mankind in the field of warfare and cruelty, concentrating especially on WWII. Essential! [press-release]

Praying For Oblivion –- "A Permanent Shadow" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2010 L. White Records, LW-059, (ltd. 100)
"A Permanent Shadow" showcases 3 tracks of dark, raw P.E. with vocals. It is the first time that these tracks are available together on a German release. [label info]

Pustota –- "FON-72" -- CD-R + MC + mp3 -- €8
2013 YAOP, YAOP 061, (ltd. 17)
A project of Evgeny Savenko (Lunar Abyss, Hattifnatter, Sadogipnoz, etc). This recording is one of the imprints in the "FON" ("background") series - series of multilayered mixes of previously obtained noise material based exceptionally on tape noise and physical artifacts, manifesting during multiple re-recordings with the use of apparatus of various classes. In fact, PUSTOTA project calls on the aesthetics of historical usage of ausio cassettes, and everyday music fans aspirations of avoiding noise effects on phonograms which created the whole class of noise-reducing systems. So, this series shows exactly that noise in all its glory, extracted from the depths of magnetic spattering, that noise which was fought against during the whole history of using magnetic tape as data storage media. The release set contains same audio repeated on compact disc, both sides of a 90-min audio-cassette and as an mp3 file. Packed in a 8-page photo-booklet of A5 format. [press-release]

Radiostalking -- "Rudimentalnye 8-ki" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 Down Elcovka Records, CD-R DER 008, (ltd. 9)
One of the side-projects of a well-known St.Petersburg based noise activist E.S. mainly known for his project Lunar Abyss Deus Organum. As the name implies, the concept of this project lies in monitoring and fixating of various radio ether flows. Before the releases of this project were only done on tapes. This is the first CD-R release filled with psychedelic sound of technogenically meditative character. The artwork is based on a conceptual primitivism principle with the use of old, naturally yellowed paper. CD-R with printed surface. Discs packed in sleeves made of torn-out pages of the "Charter of the Communist Party of USSR" from 1953 edition. Aside from disc, package contains two calendars with photos of radio-receivers - each copy contains various calendars. The sleeve is wrapped in Soviet drawing paper from early 80ies and is tied up with a twine. All info is handwritten. [press-release]

RMEDL / K11 -- "Chthonian Music" -- CD -- €10
2010/2012 Cold Spring, CSR176CD
Reissue of an extremely limited 2010 release (x50 private copies). This multi-dimensional collaborative opera (audio installation and concept album) is a bridge between the conception of sound within the contemporary art scene, post-industrial culture and the avantgarde black metal musical scene. It focuses on creating a dialogic development between radical forms of concrete music, unorthodox sounds, conceptual arts and experimental recording practices of acoustic phenomena. The following artists participated on the release: Aderlating, Andrea Marutti, Burial Hex, Christina Kubisch, Deadwood, Francesco Brasini (Sevenguitars), Francisco Lopez, Gianluca Becuzzi, L’Acephale, Luciano Maggiore, Massimo Bartolini, Nordvargr, Philippe Petit, Seth Cluett, Utarm, Y.E.R.M.O... [label info]
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Ryr -- "Until the End of Times" -- CD-R -- €9
2013 Ufa Muzak, UFA62, (ltd. 130)
Apocalyptic military industrial. Black archangels, twisted in the air in the form of a swastika, how much time do they whirl, but - a single moment - and their skeletons like spikes are put over the ruined city. Vision as a kind of hypnotic dream isn't available for anyone, their eyes will see the complex pictures of destruction. Distraction from life, few steps ahead, inaccessible to mortals, dream unfolds like a flower. Cities, woods and rivers, industrial zones, warehouses and stations - they are, and at the same time they are not - the fire wave from space covers everything to turn it into dust. The newest album of the project opens the spiritual ties that hindered unclear presentiments and suspicions. The inner castigator comes with bright light, so that every gap is opened. Alchemical curses in mirrors, micro frequencies emanating from dolmens, inaudible words of exhumated bones of the kings, vellums with secret maps falling to pieces, coldness of the crypts of the noble families, sounds of atonal music in the desert and ancient dreams of cursed monks exiled from the temples. No sentiments, only strict bridges of stone rhythms and hammered towers of noise breakdowns. Fragments of the said gliding in eternity in the total flow, as last documents of the died world. Dark concentrated atmosphere, not calling to any senses, only silence and awe. 10 tracks, 46 minutes, pro-CDr, 6 panel cardboard sleeve with a postcard. [press-release]

S.O.F.A. -– "Shitloads Of Fuck All" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2006 L. White Records, LW-037, (ltd. 200)
"Adopt this theory and things might get better; they may not!" The debut release from S.O.F.A. is really their paradoxical manifesto. This cell of musicians arose from the fallout of a string of British punk bands. Disillusioned with the direction that punk was taking, they decided to strip back music to raw noise and expression of anger. Putting aside conventional instruments, and using vacuum cleaners, shouts, theremin, synths and industrial samples; S.O.F.A. delivers. This release kicks ass, if you like the funny Whitehouse style!" [label info]

Schloss Tegal -- "Oranur III - The Third And Final Report" -- CD -- €10
1997/2012 Cold Spring, CSR174CD
Based on the work of Wilhelm Reich and his encounters with UFOs, this influential album has been remastered and reworked from the original recordings, with new bonus tracks and new remixed versions. Originally released in 1997 on CD by Tegal Records (Ltd x 1000) and LP by Artware Productions, Germany (Ltd x 1000), all of the original subject matter has been taken to a new level with this digital recording from the analogue sources. This is the third and final warning to the sleeping beings of the earth. This album influenced many other electronic artists and has been hailed as one of the first recordings to be labelled “dark ambient”. [label info]
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SIG:AR:TYR –- "Sailing The Seas Of Fate" -- CD -- €12
2005 Morbid Winter Records, MWR005
Viking Prog Folk, somewhat between In Gowan Ring and late Bathory: technical acoustic guitar parts, rare gloomy vocals and several minutes of viking metal in the end of the album. 8-page full-colour booklet with lyrics. [YAOP]

Soilcult -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €9
Soilcult are shamans enthusiasts from Saratov, Southern Russia, started their activity in 1999 collaborating with Dmitriy Tolmatskiy (DMT). As the bands press-release says, "the music of Soilcult is an attempt to find the door in ancestors world, hidden in grey lanes of urban jungle. Project members use archaic sound of various acoustic instruments and modern sound processing units in their performances, inviting listeners to take a walk on shamanic trails where one can hear the voices of the elements, feel the breath of protector spirit behind the back, meet the totemic animals and even face the true Self hitherto drowsing in subconsciousness." The material for this release was recorded live in 2012 in Saratov Ethnographic Museum during the opening of an art exhibition of neo-totemic painters. Three long tracks performed in vein of ritual ambient, resembling early works of such classics as Hybryds, Alio Die, Rapoon, Militia, etc.

Somber / Songs From A Tomb / In Tenebriz / Merciful Dream -- "Autumn Dreams" -- CD-R -- €7
2010 Snail Production, (ltd. 25)
A conceptual split of 4 projects - chronicles of autumn from the last day of summer to the first day of winter. Elegiac atmospheric ambient + videoclip. Sleeve. [YAOP]

Soudnick, Nikolay -- "Noise Paradise" -- CD -- €13
2003 Strange Sounds Records, SSR-03002-PR
A collection of the best and also archive, rare and unreleased tracks from the projects ZGA, Vetrophonia and Nick Soudnick solo. Jewel-case. [YAOP]

Stimbox –- "Between Eugene And Victoria" -- CD -- €12
2006 L. White Records, LW-038, (ltd. 300)
New album of these american cult noise artist from San Francisco / 13 merciless harsh electronic noise tracks with a touch of true crime electronics / listen what sounds noise created. [label info]

STN-09 -- "~Buio~ (Transmission To Inferno)" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Beverina Productions, BP 049, (ltd. 150)
"Apocalyptic non-music" from vague droning death industrial through the injection of furious black metal (performed by guest musician - Pesten from the band Tundra), to the darkness of nocturnal black ambient. Pro-CDR in digipak. [YAOP]

Sudden Infant / Grey Wolves / Macronympha -- "Interzone 3" -- CD -- €10
1993/2013 Industrial Recollections
This 1992 collaboration has been issued at least 5 times. Originally by SSS Productions, followed by Open Wound, Industrial Heritage and Mutter Wild. But never before on CD. Not only it's extremely good release what comes to music, but also reminder of somehow more innovative and creative ways of making release. It was possible to combine masterminds of different approaches to create on masterpiece. Versatile Swiss aktionist, brutal American harsh noise unit and bleak lo-fi UK industrial/pe. One track edited by Joke Lanz, 3 others by Rodger Stella, based on the source sounds of eachother. Sound is the absolute best, from master tapes of band, and cover artwork created from original images. It doesn't imitate SSS approach, but the original intention of Macronympha. [press-release]

Sunset Wings -- "Farewell" -- CD -- €10
2012 The Eastern Front, Front 033, (ltd. 500)
The album was composed, written and arranged by brilliant collective from Russia — Sunset Wings especially for The Eastern Front label. “Farewell” is solely for those who love beautiful music and beautiful lyrics. Leitmotif of the “Farewell” is famous “Farewell To The Fatherland” by Polish composer, diplomat and politician Michal Kleofas Oginski. [label info]

Sva Battalion -- "Mein Abgrund" -- CD-R -- €7
2013 Ufa Muzak, UFA61, (ltd. 98)
Dark ambient / Noise. Last album of the project, not big in content, but capacious in meaning, a sad harbinger of dark social events. The "visiting card" album for the visions of the future, clearly shown in a graphic illusion on a cover. The subtitle for this piece in five acts can be the sentence from the booklet: "Recurrence of civil war, that's what awaits us". The agony of the society, right-wing reation, guerilla warfare, traditionalism, a century of terror, the state machine, censorship of knowledge, repression, prisons, explosions - these concepts came to author while composing this album. Musically it's restrained and cold and can create the feeling of detachment, but this is just an appearance and a condition of the avantgarde genre. Rumbling storming squall noising out the background events changes into calmness leading the ship of despair upon the waters of Styx. Timelessness and idleness serve as punishment, the spring is stretched to the limit. History repeats itself! 9 tracks, 35 minutes, 6 panel sleeve + a sticker. [press-release]

Terra Teratos -- "Meditations About Secret Of My Dark Destiny. Part 1" -- CD-R -- €7
2007 Satanarsa Records, STN-018, (ltd. 300)
Dark ambient with influences of ritual folk, funeral and symphony. A collection of the old works by Terra Teratos. [label info]

Trinithos -- "Zeichnungen" -- CD -- €10
2012 The Eastern Front, Front 032, (ltd. 500)
"Zeichnungen" is the overall 4th album by Trinithos, and it is the 3rd one that is officially released. It was completed during summer 2009. As regards content, the album ranges between stream and breath of the sea; contemplative Reflection [or Consciousness] in lyrics as well as in composition; Memory in memorability and melody, and the Storm Of Change in rhythm and musical variations. [label info]

Vanhala, Jaakko -- "Here Be Lions" -- CD -- €10
2012/2013 Freak Animal Records, FA-CD-073
Even if it feels somehow arrogant to worship something you just released, I can't take credit for making the material. I simply heard "Here Be Lions" material before it was released as tape and even if this was scheduled for magnificent Sprachlos Verlag label, I immediately told this is simply too good to be 100 copies tape what will disappear in current flood of North European noise. It was agreed there must be CD release and I'm proud to say this represents possibly the best harsh noise CD ever released in North Europe. It goes right up there, next to genre defining milestone. It has all the necessary elements. Fierce and brutal sound full of energy. Hands on approach with strong focus on physical object. Utmost care on textures and subtle details. Individual sounds sources, tape manipulations, mixdown and composition. Even if cd includes some material previously heard on tape, it stand strong as proper album. Essential for fanatics of noise with passion and artistic integrity! [press-release]

Venuspuls -- "Herzschlag Des Endzeit—Architekten" -- CD -- €12
2008 Wroth Emitter, W.E. 020
Since 2004 Martin Lang/TODESSTOSS uses as another, independent artistic platform the expressive electronic art project VENUSPULS, for that he deals with nebulous, occult, apocalyptic, dark erotic, extraterrestrial, eerie and other sensitive and subtle matters, setting them to music finally. The songs are not created with cheap samples but with creativity. A musical mixture of dark ambient sounds, powerful and energetic electronic beats and even some neoclassical and industrial elements - always personal-aesthetic - not noisy. The music surely isn’t made for a superficial public, but for the egosphere of any dark prince or princess dwelling in the sky time and time again. [press-release]

Vyazkiy Sharab -- "You Are Only A Cover For Yourself" -- 3"CD-R -- €4
2013 Salmon Peoples Records, SPR-005, (ltd. 100)
Mushroom collaged lo-fi ambient from an underground project from Novosibirsk, Russia. Handmade cover.

V/A -- "Altered Neurological Function vol. 1" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 R.O.N.F. Records, RNF-030
Rare compilation of noise and ambient projects from USA, Spain, Netherlands, Norway and UK, sold out from the label. Darph/Nader, Ctephin, Tzesne, Mystified, C_Utter, Death Trance, Kristus Kut, Swamps Up Nostrils, Flat Affect, Project Horsed, Norss, Flower Of Flesh And Blood, No. Slim-DVD-box + insert. [YAOP]

V/A -- "Fuck You, You Worthless Cunts. Australian Experimental Noise Compilation" -- CD-R -- €5
2011 Smell The Stench
9 promising Australian noise acts: Aumgn, FTRG, Screwtape, Psychward, Undecisive God, Dotabata, Social Climber, Inward Escape, Snuff Budgies. Slim-box. [YAOP]

V/A -- "Hail Be You Sovereigns, Lief And Dear" -- 2 CD -- €14
2012 Cold Spring, CSR178CD
John Barleycorn is king of the fields, gloriously robed in green and crowned with sheaves of golden wheat. He reigns all summer long, but is cut down and deposed at harvest-time, only to be reborn and reinstated the following year. He relies on no arid theory to justify his rule, but only his endless generosity to his subjects. The King is dead – long live the King. 30 tracks from the cream of current dark British Folk music. [label info] The Hare And The Moon, The Elder Tree, Foxpockets, Venereum Arvum, Mary Jane, Andrew King, Earthling Society, David Kidman, The Rowan Amber Mill, Steve Tyler & Andy Clarke, Xenis Emputae Travelling Band, Sixpenny Wayke, Heed The Thunder, Galley Beggar, Hills Have Riffs, A Tiding Of Magpies, Earthling Society, Thornland, Foxpockets, Colossloth, Beneath The Oak, David Whitwell, David Kidman, Sol-De-Muerte, Tim Graham, Woodwose, The Transmutations, Finglebone, Nathaniel Robin Mann, Lost Harbours.
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V/A –- "Risveglio Di Una Citta (In Memory Of Luigi Russolo)" -- 6 CD-R -- €25
2008 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 009, (ltd. 160)
A compilation of 6 dirrerent albums (yes! each artist provided not a track, but an album!) dedicated to famous Italian futurist Luigi Russolo: Cria Cuervos, Lieutenant Caramel, Big City Orchestra, Head58m, Government Alpha, Hyware. The 6 CDr's come in a full colour art book of 20 pages.


Death In June -- "Nada Plus!" -- 2 LP -- €35
2011 New European Recordings, BAD VCPLUS13, (ltd. 750)

Nadja & Troum -- "Dominium Visurgis" -- LP -- €20
2010 Denovali Records, DEN59
This is something you could call a "dreamlike liaison". When the Canadian "avant metal / drone doom"-duo NADJA (who name TROUM as one of their early influences) and the German post-industrial / experimental drone pioneers TROUM (years ago active as MAEROR TRI who are still discovered by many drone-fans these days) combine their exceptional styles, they form something even vaster as usually known from them. These three long collaboration tracks were recorded as a result of a spontaneous improvisation in April 2008 "live in the studio" near the Weser-river in Bremen, Germany, and suck you in with their powerful & emotional drone melancholy that works in many micro-& macrocosmic ways, using electric & acoustic guitars, bass, accordeon, drum-machine & voice. [press-release]


Belorukov, Ilia & Andrey Popovskiy / Anton Mizenko –- split -- C-40 -- €4
2013 Macrurus
Noise / improv / industrial. "Avantgarde elite from ESG-21 club". [label info]

Deathkey / Bizarre Uproar –- split -- MC -- €8
2010/2011 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 026, (ltd. 100)
Cassette edition of a split-12" released by Audial Decimation Records in 2010. Packed in bubble-envelope with piece of a metal net.

Dwarf & Snowman –- "Molodie Serdca" -- C-90 -- €4
2012 Macrurus
Music of this ambiguous and unusual St. Petersburg's band leaps between completely varied genres, united by some idiotic principle of "snowmanity". For the fans of experimental music not afraid of experiments) Completely analogue recording and copying. Handmade cover. [label info]

Hanatarash & Kyoaki Kyojingan –- "Eye Condom Cassex Assette" -- MC -- €32
2005 Monopolka, Monopolka 93
Archive recordings by the legends of Japanese experimental sound. Mega-rare. Not sealed. [YAOP]

I Died / Mystified –- split -- MC -- €7
2007 Black And Purple, 06
Harsh psychopathic lo-fi noise from I Died versus hypnotising industrial swash and narcotic splashes of Mystified. Handmade cover with decorative tape, sprayed chrome cassette. [YAOP]

I Died / Thee Virginal Brides –- split -- MC -- €7
2007 Black And Purple, 14
Psychoactive old school resonating noise versus catacombal neanderthal noise. Handmade cover with handwritten titles, sprayed chrome cassette. [YAOP]

I Died / Xenization –- split -- MC -- €7
2007 Black And Purple, 09
Catacombal lo-fi noise. Live recordings from these two projects. Sprayed chrome cassette. [YAOP]

Nuclear Los' -- "s/t" -- MC -- €18
1993 self-released
Legendary underground project from Siberia, close friends of Yanka Dyagileva and other Siberian musicians. This debute cassette recorded in 1992-1993 contains industrial material in vein of Chris And Cosey, S.P.K., Godflesh, Swans with some elements of alternative rock like Chimaera or Sobaki Tse-Tse (especially in live bonus tracks). Absolute rarity. [YAOP]

Omut Mora –- "Areverhord" -- C-90 -- €4
2012 Macrurus
Dark ambient with ethno elements from Belgorod, Russia. Hypnotizing. [label info]

PBK –- "Warfare State / Appeal" -- 2 MC -- €10
2011 Impulsy Stetoskopu, 028, (ltd. 100)
This music was previously released on two cassettes in 1988-1989 on PBK Recordings + two compilation tracks are taken from "Tape Iz Flesh; Thu Second Cumming" (1989) and "The Electronic Cottage International Compilation Cassette Series: Volume One" (1990). Double side box comes packaged inside an aluminum foil slipcover.

Symbiosis -- "Spiriti di Nevi e Foreste" -- MC -- €5
Smell The Stench
Atmospheric neoclassical ambience of nocturnal snowfalls, mountain paths and lonely nights in autumn forest. Contains a cover-version of Wongraven. [YAOP]

Thisclose –- "I Woke Up" -- MC -- €5
2012 Abgurd, AB-63, (ltd. 50)
Russian duo performs beautiful guitar based Post Rock / Ambient. Fragile melodies, endless arpeggios, and poweful crescendo. Three tracks lead you through emotional quest of loss, love and dissolution. For the adorers of EXPO '70, YELLOW6, LABRADFORD, BOSCH'S WITH YOU, etc. [label info]

Vyazkiy Sharab / Paraplegic Twister -- split -- MC -- €4
2013 self-released, (ltd. 20)
Split of two underground Russian noise projects. Handmade package, including A4 poster.

V/A –- "Macrurus Conversation" -- C-90 -- €4
2012 Macrurus
A compilation of manifold music which somehow caught the attention of the compiler. Stylistically from grunge to noise experiments: Aeon For People, Strup, DYKG, Eres', Omut Mora, Inside The Mind, Kiskin Zhir, Fisheye, Dwarf & Snowman. Nice robot on a cover. [label info]


Grunt -- "Someone Is Watching" -- t-shirt -- €15
Force Majeure
Double-sided printed T-Shirt with pictures of video surveillance on the chest, text about the same subject mater on the center back. Printed white on heavy premium quality black shirt. Image. Sizes L, XL.

Grunt -- "Someone Is Watching 2" -- t-shirt -- €15
Force Majeure
Double-sided printed T-Shirt with picture of a video camera on the chest left, text on the center back : GRUNT - SOUND OF DISENT : ACCEPT THE CONTROL FROM YOUR POTENTIAL ENEMY, TRUST IN THE GOOD WILL OF THOSE IN CHARGE. Printed white on heavy premium quality black shirt. Image. Sizes M, XL.

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Agnivolok -- "Cherries" -- CD -- €10
2006 The Eastern Front, Front 005, (ltd. 1000)
Israeli neo-folk project Agnivolok presents its album «Cherries». The album was planned to be released on a few years ago under the original title «Cherries for the Golden Skull», was re-worked slightly and out now. An impressive musical meltdown that takes traditional music into a new dimension. Passionate folk, rich of eastern and oriental characteristics, skillfully combined with experimental acoustic ambient layers, and a female voice that is haunted by melancholy. [press-release] Psychedelic folk with female vocals and some unusual instruments (two-handed saw, stone chello, ice flute), and some usual too.

Agnivolok -- "Sculptor" -- CD -- €10
2006 The Eastern Front, Front 004, (ltd. 1000)
Now on CD with a previously unreleased bonus track «Angels». The alchemy of Agnivolok, an Israeli ensemble of musicians whose roots lie in the depths of Russia and the Ukraine, takes you to a place where unspeakable events fall into place... An impressive musical meltdown that takes traditional music into a new dimension. Passionate folk, rich of eastern and oriental characteristics, skillfully combined with experimental acoustic ambient layers, and a female voice that is haunted by melancholy. Agnivolok is Near Life Experience—traditional music for spiritual travelers. [press-release] Reissue of LP previously published by now defunct German label StateArt with bonus track. Mournful female voice in company with lots of acoustic (guitar, bass, piano, harmonium, etc.) and electronic (samples, effects) instruments. Israeli import.

Agnivolok & Chaos As Shelter -- "Henbane" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Front 024, (ltd. 1000)
Agnivolok is the neo-folk and experimental music project of Vera Agnivolok, Igor Krutogolov and Vadim Gusis. Vadim Gusis stands also behind the project Chaos As Shelter, his solo project. So this album seems a very logical collaboration, but could it not just been an Agnivolok album? Well, not quite. Since Agnivolok is very neofolk oriented and Chaos As Shelter makes mostly instrumental industrial soundscapes. Both projects take turns with each track, so we go from experimental neo-folk into experimental soundscapes. This way the album has a very interesting synergy. I very much like the, somewhat distorted, vocals of Vera Agnivolok, although I can’t hear what she really sings about, it has a very nice ambience to it. Neo-folk for me is often a hit or miss, but here it’s a definite hit. Because the neo-folk of Agnivolok has very industrial elements, it really fits with Chaos As Shelter soundscapes, to create one somewhat unique whole. With this album I really feel like walking in some dark industrial world, or some torn apart cities, and then getting some narrative in-between. It has therefore a somewhat cinematic quality, sometimes even theatrical. A very excellent release, even if you are perhaps not really into neo-folk. Though both projects have a significant sound of their own, together it works very well because they complete each others input. The Eastern Front has already delivered some fine releases, and this one they can put up there with some of their best albums! [Fabian, Gothtronic]

Alio Die -- "Music Infinity Meets Virtues" -- CD -- €10
2009 Nextera, ERA 2060 2
Performed Live at Church of St.Simon and Juda, Prague 1 - Old Town, May 23rd, 2009.

Arditi -- "Marching on to Victory" -- CD -- €15
2007 Equilibrium Music, EQM015
The original release of "Marching on to Victory" dates back to 2003, with a small pressing of 1000 copies on the obscure Swedish label Svartvintras. The legacy that one half of the project brought from his work with Puissance was fairly evident, yet the focus on his work as Arditi was not so much beautifuly orchestrated narrations of the apocalypse, but far grimmer depictions of the past centuries world conflicts. Field recordings and blurry speeches were incorporated into Arditi's compositions, adding a rather disturbing tone to the predominant military snare-drums, obscure symphonic arrangements and hypnotic soundscapes. The suffocating combination between martial classical arrangements and somber atmospheres would set Arditi's debut album as one of the bleakest releases on the Militaristic Neo-Classical movement that was starting to flourish at the time. "Marching on to Victory" is now made available again, in a deluxe Digipak release featuring 2 bonus tracks. [press release]
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Arditi -- "Spirit Of Sacrifice" -- CD -- €15
2004/2011 Equilibrium Music, EQM032

Arditi -- "Standards of Triumph" -- CD -- €15
2006 Equilibrium Music, EQM014
Boasting the unique personality of this Swedish combo, "Standards of Triumph" taps further into the darker tones of Militaristic Neo-Classical ambiance that has become the band's trademark, resulting in their strongest effort so far - ever effective in their use of crushing orchestrations and evocative speeches, Arditi hereby drags the listener around muddy trenches, leaving aside overly pompous festive marches or alcohol fueled merry bunker songs which seem to have become the norm as of late, and casting an hypnotizing veil over the turmoil of warfare-inspired Industrial soundscapes. [label info]
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Arkhaion -- "When Gods Walked The Earth" -- CD-R -- €9
2012 Ufa Muzak, UFA57, (ltd. 150)
Heroic / Mythical sympho neoclassic ambient. Human history is not what is seems for the majority of modern people today. There's no evolutionary and progressive history of development. The primitive modern science can only suppose that it all started about 8000-6000 years B.C. The raven darkness of this delusion is penetrated by other theories which may seem to be completely fantastic, talking about cyclic models of development. 10.000 years before the Common Era humanity was at the peak of cosmic growth and highest development. All myths and heroic eposes, ciphered and allegorical, tell about that times. In those times there was a different race on Earth, now we call them Gods. The great ancestors built gigantic cities, they were developing and lived according to the highest wisdom. This race was certainly of cosmic origin, and they laid the foundation of the whole history on this planet. There were humans like us too, who lived in the same time with the highest creatures, the Gods, and received knowledge from them. First kings described in ancient myths were the offsprings of the Gods - they belonged to the other level and deserved complete worship. Their power allowed them to reach the highest spiritual state, the biggest progress of science of much more absolute character, to build the cities of unseen constructions. The power of human beings came from the Gods who gave them self-consciousness and combined their fate with their own great fate and goal within the Universe. It started 200.000 years ago. Majestic, triumphant and cryptic album of the conceptual project Arkhaion opens up slowly and calmly like movement of a huge body in cosmic space. Everything is undisturbed and grandiose, white light divides in spectral colours and the micro-symbol starts rotating, a mandala containing the new model of the Universe. Ambient and symphonic structures repeat the process of matter efflux from the stars. Immersion in music is like obtaining wings for a short time enough to see the fabulous picture from the bird view. Genetic memory will allow only a few to dive deeper into the visionary space of the Ancient and live some more time there. 8 tracks, 52 minutes, pro-CDR, 8-page booklet with 8 myths. [press-release]

Baradelan –- "Infrasonic Cathedral" -- CD -- €12
2006 L. White Records, LW-035, (ltd. 300)
New album from BARADELAN, 9 intelligent dark ambient tracks, infrasonic sounds, dark frequencies and psychoacoustic elements. [label info]
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Bisturi / Vril / Mixturizer -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2009 R.O.N.F. Records, RNF-032, (ltd. 100)
Bisturi - growing Dark Ambient / Drone / Harsh Ambient. Vril - agonizing high frequency noise, gnash and fury. Mixturizer - live recording, violent harsh noise. [Sickcore]

Bleiburg -- "Indivisibiliter Ac Inseparabiliter" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Front 026, (ltd. 1000)
Following 2008’s Open Wound live CD and DVD releases, the martial industrial project of German-Croatian musician Stefan Rukavina launches a fresh offensive on The Eastern Front with this nostalgic tribute to the glory and pathos of a vanished empire... «Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter»—Latin for ‘indivisibly and inseparably’—was the motto of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Formed in 1867 under the aegis of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty and constituting the most important power bloc in central Europe, the empire was consigned to oblivion by the First World War, a war precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Habsburg throne. The empire’s rise and fall is vividly evoked in 15 new tracks by Bleiburg, with styles ranging from orchestral grandeur through stirring folk melodies to sample-laden EBM. The album booklet is copiously illustrated with beautiful period artwork, and contains a detailed German-language history of the Rukavina family, in particular the illustrious Croatian general Baron Georg Freiherr von Rukavina, commander of the fortress of Temesvar (Timisoara). [press-release]

Bleiburg -- "Open Wound" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 The Eastern Front, Front 016, (ltd. 300)
Martial / Industrial / Electronic. German-Croatian legendary project Bleiburg does not need to be presented. This year we introduce an unique document - a record of live performance of Bleiburg in Kassel, Germany at Panoptikum club in June 2007. Live performances of Bleiburg take place seldom, all the more this release witnessing Bleiburg on stage may represent the particular interest. "Open Wound" is a collection of well-known Bleiburg songs like Gulag Good-bye, Na Rad!, Nezdrava Tvorba, Good evening, Zagreb and more... Edition of 300 copies. Special 3 panels folded cardboard packing. [label info]

Bleiburg -- "Open Wound" -- DVD-R -- €7
2008 The Eastern Front, Front 017, (ltd. 300)
Martial / Industrial / Electronic. The recording of Bleiburg live performance in Kassel, Germany on 23.06.2007. German-Croatian legendary project Bleiburg does not need to be presented. This year we introduce an unique document - a record of live performance of Bleiburg in Kassel, Germany at Panoptikum club in June 2007. Live performances of Bleiburg take place seldom, all the more this release witnessing Bleiburg on stage may represent the particular interest. «Open Wound» is a collection of well-known Bleiburg songs like «Gulag Good-bye», «Na Rad!», «Nezdrava Tvorba», «Good evening, Zagreb» and more... Released in video format - DVD-R, edition counts 300 copies and comes in glossy high quality 3-folded hard paper packing with Croatia themed artwork. [label info]

Bleiburg -- "Till The Last Night" -- CD -- €10
2011 The Eastern Front, Front 030, (ltd. 1000)
New Bleiburg’s album released by The Eastern Front is titled “Till The Last Night”. The album tells a story about Israeli wars that were outbreaking regularly since the historical moment when State Of Israel was declared on 14th May, 1948.
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Bleiburg -- "Way Of Crosses" -- CD -- €10
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 009, (ltd. 1000)
Though only people themselves create History, they always prefer to re-write it afterwards, being horrified and embarrassed by what they have committed. But sometimes we must make bold to face the truth and to acknowledge the fact that we are guilty of what we made and that we are guilty towards History. And we must carry our own cross and pass our own way and once reach the Golgotha of our own conscience. 14 outstanding compositions of one of most enigmatic artists of German neo folk/industrial scene. 14 songs presented on this album were recorded in various years, composed in various styles and sung in various languages. Just truth stays invariable. "...The concepts of all the releases have a basic principle: history. It is important to read between the lines ­ of global and personal history and not to believe all we read, hear, feel, see or are taught..." - from Cold Spring interview with Bleiburg. [press-release]

Brandkommando -- "Patria, Socialismo O Muerte!" -- CD-R -- €8
2009 Sickcore, SC-19, (ltd. 100)
Power Electronics.
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Death In June -- "Peaceful Snow / The Maverick Chamber" -- 7" -- €16
2010 Extremocidente, DEO 07061610, (ltd. 880)
Extremocidente proudly announces the imminent release of Death In June's "Peaceful Snow/The Maverick Chamber" 7". The two songs are the first new material to come to light since The Rule Of Thirds. These new tracks offer not only the same radical departure from more complex song arrangements as in the previous album but this time also a departure from the use of acoustic guitar as the instrument chosen to accompany Douglas Pearce's voice is the piano played by Miro Snejdr. Some might be tempted to say this is a new direction for Death In June yet we have to disagree, as for almost 30 years this has been a ship that has maintained it's course against all odds... This edition is limited to 880 numbered copies pressed in pink vinyl and housed on a cover with embossed lettering and debossed foilblock Whiphand logo. The record comes with a lyric sheet/insert and 3 postcards. The first 188 copies are signed by both artists. The Maverick Chamber' will only be available on vinyl on this 7". It will not be included on the vinyl version of the forthcoming new DEATH IN JUNE album entitled 'Peaceful Snow' but it will be on the CD version. [press-release]

Donzel-Gargand, Bernard -- "Still to be a Storyteller" -- CD -- €10
2009 Monochrome Vision, mv29, (ltd. 500)
The 20 years anthology of creative work from the french composer, consisting of only previously unreleased material. Fantastic soundscapes, drawing images without any visual similarities and presenting the best ever sense of acousmatic music... Bernard Donzel-Gargand is the unique musician and composer. He is a celebrity in Annecy but unfortunately less known abroad, especially because he published just one CD of fabulous works on Plate Lunch in 2001. Before discovering electroacoustic music in 1978, he participated in the free jazz movement and improvised music. Since that time, he is the author of acousmatic music, works for animation, dance and interactive contemporary art. In 1981, he founded the Collectif & Cie studio, together with Philippe Blanchard, Alain Basso, Philippe Moenne-Loccoz, and Peter Ernrooth, amongst others. Later on, with Philippe Blanchard he founded Studio Forum and the yearly festival "Le Bruit de la Neige". Bernard was born in 1955 and composing the music since 70s, he knew personally Pierre Schaeffer and received some prizes at GMEB concours in Bourges. He influenced Blanchard a lot, and his music was perfect example for many other young musicians in Annecy. But his musical career was not so active, because Bernard prefers to work alone in his studio rather than promote his music for publicity. But his works can be compared with the best electroacoustic music coming from France, and his name should be mentioned with celebrities like Michel Chion, Xavier Garcia, Bernard Parmegiani, Luc Ferrari and Francois Bayle. His pieces are breathtaking and transcending the sense of time. [press-release]
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DOR -- "From the Personal Fear to the Social Agony" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2010 R.O.N.F. Records, RNF-051
The project from Yaroslavl, Russia, presents totally analogue old school power electronics played on vintage Soviet synths Ritm-2, Polivoks, Yunost-21 with heavy overload, hysterical rorar instead of vocals and cynical culture terroristic lyrics. The project's ideology is total destruction on all senses of this word, perverted suppression of all living. We should say the release of this mini-album opens a new page in the history of Russian PE. Mini-DVD-box, b/w cover and booklet with English translations of the lyrics and a quote from Alber Camus. Perfect. [YAOP]

Fahl -- "The Paths To Emptiness" -- CD -- €10
2010 The Eastern Front, Front 027, (ltd. 1000)
Fahl is much more complicated and interesting than many many albums in "dark ambient" style (if we keep calling a variety of musical creations this way). It tells a story. Vivid, exciting, emotions driven story about "gateways to the occult and hidden forces of the inner self" - thus musician themeselves described the idea. I would just add that this music is about what rests deep inside of human mind and soul and about what we hardly think and talk in daily fusiness. [label info]
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First Human Ferro -- "Motherwards" -- CD -- €12
2002 Eldritch Music, em011ee, (ltd. 999)
Non-extremal monochrome noise pieces - psychoanalytic exploration of mothers archetype.

Gen 26 -- "A Door To..." -- 3"CD-R -- €5
2007 Mask of the Slave, MS-009, (ltd. 100)
GEN 26 is dedicated to sound experimentation, natural, urban noise, sound deviation and manipulation. All this is done on the level of improvisation through self-thought manipulation elements. Sound source: balloons, electronics, kitchen fork & small spoon. Great Slovenian project created by Matjaz Galicic. [label info]

Grunt -- "Someone Is Watching" -- CD -- €10
1998/2011 Force Majeure, Force 001
Finally re-issue of this 1998 tape! Perhaps 8 years ago started re-issue project has slowly moved towards completion. Back in 2005 Hermetique remastered original tape material for CD. And now finally out and available! Late 90's style noisy PE from Grunt. Themed on surveillance, control society and big brother paranoia. [Freak Animal]

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]

Inade -- "Aldebaran" -- CD -- €10
1996/2007 Cold Spring Records, CSR13CD, 3rd edition
The masters of Black Ambient! "Aldebaran" is the black sun of the secret knowledge. This work focuses on the German Vril society myths of 'Aldebaran', from which universal spirituality is said to originate. One hour of immense walls of dark, brooding atmospherics, pulsating anthems of the universal power, mixed with themes of heritage and history. The ultimate document of deep and cavernous dark ambient. [press-release]

Iron Youth / Equilibrium -- "split" -- CD-R -- €7
Symbolic Productions, SYMBCD11
Iron Youth - juicy German Nihilistic Power Electronics between Genocide Organ and The Grey Wolves, project from a cult label World Nihil. Equilibrium: cellar raw black metal, to be compared maybe with early Mayhem. [YAOP]

Jerman, Jeph -- "Naau / Trunk Space" -- CD-R -- €7
2009 Lunhare, zzz - 12, (ltd. 100)
If his name tells nothing to you, Jeph was/is in Hands To, City of Worms, Blowhole, Animist Orchestra and in many collaborative projects during the last twentyfive years. [label info]

Kreuzer -- "Lilium" -- 3"CD-R -- €6
2009 T'an! Kaven!! Ash!!!, Ash!!! 027, (ltd. 100)
The newest work of Israeli power electronics ambient project Kreuzer – mini-album «Lilium» is out now. It is the second mini-album released on T'an! Kaven!! Ash!!! following «Noises Of Independence» released in 2008 on T’an! Kaven!! Ash!!! and «In Hoc Signo Vinces» full-length album released in 2008 on The Eastern Front label. [label info]

Kreuzweg Ost -- "Gott Mit Uns" -- CD -- €10
2012 Cold Spring, CSR141CD
2nd monumental album from Kreuzweg Ost for Cold Spring, headed by Michael Gregor (SUMMONING / AMESTIGON). "We see a light through the dim and cloudy shadows of our existence. In the electric field between total faith and desperation, hope and doubt, eternal bliss and delusion, we walk an unsure path to an unknown end. When the clouds open, the light navigates. The loud music of the sky: pounding drums surrounded by trumpets and swirling voices echoing from a distance unknown". Kreuzweg Ost rises again with God on their side. "Gott Mit Uns" combines a variety of different musical styles: from Martial Industrial to Classical sounds, from deep Ambient to cinematic Pop music. These musical prayers are made for those seeking salvation. [press-release]
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Le Masque -- "Fu Languore" -- CD EP -- €10
2011 Oltrelanebbiailmare, CD201106
After several years of silence, LE MASQUE are back with a brand new mini album (23 minutes) of unreleased music... and there are simply no words to describe their poetry. Musically speaking, it is a return to some of the atmospheres we heard on albums like "Il Signor Gustavo Coscienza" or "La Memoria di Venere", showcasing an acoustic approach and their usual poems that are simply stunning. [label info]

Litvin, Arseny / Vyazkiy Sharab / Konstantin Kozlov -- "Winter Noise Sessions" -- MC -- €4
2013 Salmon Peoples Records, SPR-004, (ltd. 30)
Two improvised noise sessions including radio noise elements recorded to a cassette recorder. Recorded on used cassettes. [label info]

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]

Majdanek Waltz -- "Hamlet’s Childhood" -- CD -- €10
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 012, (ltd. 500)
Beautiful lyrics in Russian (original poems of Symbolist poets Boris Poplavsky (1903-1935), Maximilian Voloshin (1877-1932) and translated poems of German Expressionist poet Georg Heym 1887-1912), acoustic guitars, violins, traditional Russian accordion (bayan). Decadent tragic atmosphere of Russian Silver Age faded away in cafe's of Paris and Berlin, nostalgic and gloomy music rooted deeply in classical European and Russian musical traditions of XX century... [press-release]

Merzbow -- "Scene / Early Computer Works" -- 2 CD -- €33
2005 Waystyx, WR12, (ltd. 100)
Another recording made by prolific noise monster Masami Akita, which was released in two editions. The first one is single album "Scene", which is quite mundane and nothing new to someone who isn't into Merzbow work too much. I'd say that the only distinctive feature is the cover with heavily cliched Fujiyama look. This one is limited to 500 copies. The second variant has more goals to mention, it's housed in very impressively designed plastic box together with poster and bonus-CD entitled "Early Computer Works". It's quite controversial and special hearing, in comparison with previous albums, it makes a great difference. At this point, I can remember some "loud" releases by Domizil like RM74 "Instabil" and some recent RLW works. This album sounds not so expressive and chaotic as usually, it makes me think about a huge metallic carcass closed in small space. It crawls and shakes, trying to find the way out, raising the pressure and exertion, but without much success. Well, thank to this bonus-CD the boxset is worth to have, but quite hard to find because the edition size is only 100 copies. [Dmitry Vasilyev, "Independent Electronic Music"]

Miel Noir -- "Der Honigflugel" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Front 021, (ltd. 500)
Apocalyptic Chanson Doctrine, created by Miel Noir. Another, absolutely different project of Dimo Dimov (Svarrogh, Sturmpercht, Allerseelen, Sagittarius). Brilliant piano symphony with industrial elements and samples from Russian movies inspired by classical Russian novel «Crime and Punishment» written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Goncharov’s novels. [press-release]

Minamata -- "Cyclator" -- CD + DVD -- €15
2009 Les Nouvelles Propagandes, NP.021, (ltd. 500)
"Cyclator" is the 2009' release for this pioneer of the French industrial scene. It includes a full-length audio-CD containing material recorded in 2002-2007 and a DVD offering the complete MINAMATA' performance recorded live on Saturday, April 21st 2007 in Antwerp/Belgium plus the video of this show. Massive waves of Power-electronics are here perfectly mixed with metal sounds & percussions and heavy processed vocals, reflecting the agony of the Japanese city of MINAMATA in the 50 & 60's years. This concept release comes in a nicely designed three panel digipack, limited to 500 copies. [Nuit Et Brouillard]

N.Strahl.N. / Pythagora -- "Shift Coordinate Points" -- CD-R -- €7
2008 Sickcore, SC-014, (ltd. 150)
Experimental Ambient Noise. A collaboration recording between German project N.Strahl.N. and Swedish Pythagora, based upon reworking of the each other's material. Sound sources used: field recordings, synthesizers, spoken word collages of William S. Burroughs and shortwave recordings. The result is experimental industrial-ambient with "laboratorial" sharp and delicate sound.
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Pale Roses -- "Fear Of Dawn" -- CD -- €10
2010 The Eastern Front, Front 028, (ltd. 1000)
Pale Roses is a new musical project from France (more precisely - from Bretagne) which plays neo-folk in its classical pure manner. Neo-folk typical sound becomes recognizable from the very first guitar accords and songs through the whole album, all its 10 compositions... The album is inspired, influenced and I would say even derives from Sol Invictus and there is its own specific charm in this thing. It is not about mindless copying Sol Invictus style, it is about Arnaud's view of Sol Invictus music that is converting into his own unique musical world which is called Pale Roses. [label info]

Phragments -- "The Burning World" -- CD -- €10
2007 The Eastern Front, Front 010, (ltd. 1000)
Pressed CD in oversized luxury 3-panels folded packing. New powerful and emotional full-length album of Slovakian project PHRAGMENTS. 7 orchestral industrial compositions heavily accented by dark ambient and martial atmosphere. Majestic orchestrations, industrial machinery and noisy outbursts. Second full-length album of Phragments shows a dramatic vision - a sombre view of a world that is burning. [press-release]
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Propergol -- "Tormentor" -- 7" -- €6
2003 Nuit Et Brouillard, NB V 01, (ltd. 1000)
First 7" and vinyl release for this French confirmed project. "Tormentor" is dealing with usual PROPERGOL’s intimate obsessions and again music is nothing less than a reflection and an exploration of his confused and chaotic innerworld... Tracks are made of nervous, repetitive and hypnotic pulsations as well as noise injections and vocals in the typical PROPERGOL’s style made of anger and despair underlying his personal oversensitivity... With this 7", PROPERGOL takes you both to a trip to places overwhelming with imagination and to a mental journey on the sinuous and unhealthy roads of neurosis when your own imagination is becoming your most intimate enemy. Like a nice musical score on schizophrenia... Deluxe packaging on a glossy fold-out cover plus postcard. [press-release]

Seadem -- "Skhole" -- CD -- €10
2011 The Eastern Front, Front 029, (ltd. 1000)
Ombeline Duprat is a French singer with magic voice who created the album, i.e. composed music, wrote lyrics in several different European languages and played it. There are elements of gothic, etherial, folk genres in but all these definitions hardly can impress in true way... Mastered by F. Chaplain from Prikosnovenie label. [label info]
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Silence & Strength -- "Le Divin Cagliostro" -- CD -- €10
2005 The Eastern Front, Front 002, (ltd. 620)
A Tribute to the Grand Copht, the creator of the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry, the most colourful magical Adept and one of the previous incarnations of the Master Therion. Recorded in Tel-Aviv, Israel by local dark-ambient/dark-folk project. [label info]

Silverthread / Cartagra -- "Secretum Clausum Mansit In Ore Construktoris Sui / ...Behind The Gates Of Hell..." -- CD-R -- €7
2006 Beverina, bp 048, (ltd. 150)
Split-release of two Dark Ambient / Ritual / Death Industrial projects. Silverthread material was recorded in various audio-mental sessions from 1996 to 2003. Cartagra recorded its part in 2004. Archon Satani of "Mind Of Flesh & Bones" ega comes to mind. Factory made black CD-R with serigraphy, professional cover, DVD case. [YAOP]

Sleep Research_Facility -- "Nostromo" -- CD -- €10
2001/2007 Cold Spring Records, CSR34CD, 2nd edition
Ultra deep ambience, based on the first 8 minutes of the movie 'Alien' which depicts the deep space haulage vessel slowly moving through the void. The disc takes you through a slow trip into the ship via tracks DECK A - E, deeper and deeper into the bowels of the 'Nostromo'. Colossal dark ambience from the abyss, with beautiful artwork that evokes the sinister atmosphere of the ship. Reissue with bonus track 'Narcissus'. [press-release]

Sleep Research Facility -- "Stealth" -- 2 CD -- €14
2012 Cold Spring, CSR159CD, (ltd. 1000)
Sublime new album from the drone / dark ambient legend. As a project commissioned for Cold Spring, "Stealth" presents itself as an exploration of sounds neither here nor there, textures camouflaged against their own background noise, and the distant crackling telemetric code-speak of a vague humanity hidden behind a cloak of deadly high-technology. Comprising of five deeply-layered extended tracks, mixed and edited from re-sampled location recordings originally captured inside the hanger environs of a Northrop-Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber, during a period of downtime maintenance at a U.S. Air Force base in Cambridgeshire, England. Original field recordings and texture preparations by FOURM/Si_Comm. First edition pressing of 1000 copies includes bonus disc comprised of this *pre-mix* material in its original, un-edited form, as a representation of the source audio from which "Stealth" was reconstituted. Deep listening inspired by one of the most mysterious aircraft of the twentieth-century. Headphones recommended. [press-release]
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Svarrogh / Defile Des Ames / Arnica -- "South European Folk Compendium" -- CD -- €10
2009 Ahnstern, Ahnstern37
This thriple-split CD is a unique compendium of South European folk music, inspired by Balkan, Catalan and Hellenic traditional culture. The sources and the stylistic devices of the three artists are quite different and descending from three different cultural regions, but there is just one intention and one deep mythological spirit, that unites the musicians to build up an axis through the mediterranean sunlit landscapes. On this album you will drown into the ritual, Alpine-Folk shamanism of Arnica, using a wide range of traditional instruments and the spirit of Catalunya - Svarrogh drags you to the deep and dark forests of Bulgaria by slavic chants, where you will meet the god Veles in his wooden shrine - and you will waft through a droning and apocalyptic haze to the powerful and emotional hellenic spheres of Defile des Ames from Greece. - 10 songs / 60 min. [press-release]
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Svartsinn -- "Devouring Consciousness" -- CD -- €12
2002 Eibon Records, Sva032
Imagine a crossing between Amon and Lustmord, enriched with some dreadful melodies here and there. An orgy of bass frequencies, an apocalypse of drones, a black resounding monolith. Those who are in love with gloomy ambiences won't be put to bread and water. Experience the depths, if you're brave enough......... [press-release]
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Uruk-Hai -- "Northern Lights" -- CD -- €8
2011 Valgriind, VG 47
Among those musicians who have read of tons of heroic fantasy books and spent hours listening to the music of Varg and Summoning and then rushed to torture guitars and synthesizers creating "inspired epic music", Alexander Wieser and his Uruk-Hai are the most pleasant to me, being a usual listener. He manages to create really epic compositions imbued with the spirit of ancient tales, soaked in spirit of bloody battles or beauty of fairy worlds where the dreamy author's nature tries to get with the help of rich fantasy. "Northern Lights" is a reissue of a cassette from 2005, with excluded track "Moria" (caused by of lack of space) and new bonus tracks instead old ones. This album material perfectly shows the essence of Wieser's music. On the one hand, it is black metal rawness and rage of Burzum (although the instrumental cover-version sounds very peaceful), on another - fantasy-like "otherworldness" of Enya (whose track "May It Be" is sung by some Hildr Valkyrie good in everything except for the fact that she is far from being Enya, and it speaks for itself)... When many adherents of "black ambient" play on two-three synth keys, Wieser manages to compose simple but heart-stirring electronic symphonies... A good work of Uruk-Hai waited for more effectrive media and meeting larger audience. [maeror3.livejournal.com]

Wakeford, Tony -- "Not All Of Me Will Die" -- CD -- €10
2009 The Eastern Front, Front 023, (ltd. 1000)
«Non omnis moriar» — «Not all of me will die». Over 2000 years ago, the Roman poet Horace wrote this line. Its poignant defiance of human mortality and faith in the transcending power of art rings out down the ages, finding an echo in this new work from Tony Wakeford, best known as the founder of seminal English dark folk band Sol Invictus. Not All Of Me Will Die is Tony Wakeford’s fourth solo studio album. It commemorates the life and work of the Polish-Ukrainian Jewish poetess Zuzanna Ginczanka, who was executed by the Gestapo in Krakow in 1944. All of the album’s lyrics are based on Ginczanka’s verses. As with his last solo outing, 2007’s Into The Woods, Tony Wakeford is joined here by a range of guest musicians and vocalists, including avant-garde composer Susan Matthews and members of Orchestra Noir, Zunroyz and Sol Invictus. [press-release]

Watermann, John -- "Calcutta Gas Chamber" -- CD -- €11
2006 Cold Spring Records, CSR52CD
The idea for this project came about after a visit to Calcutta in 1990, and through the nightmarish experiences during that short visit. The concept of aurally conveying the horror of a gas chamber was realised through field recordings in an abandoned electrical power station in Brisbane in 1992. The sounds are grating and harsh, a mixture of field recordings and electronic manipulations. One can rarely pinpoint a location or action but the images the sounds conjure up are of all sorts of nefarious activites related to death by machinery. The sleeve notes take you into the horror that is the Calcutta Gas Chamber. John Watermann started the re-design for this re-issue (originally released in 1993 on US label ND), but tragically passed away in 2002 before its realisation. A beautifully composed and produced CD, completely remastered and re-packaged. [label info]

V/A -- "...Where Tattered Clouds Are Stranding" -- 2 CD -- €14
2008 The Eastern Front, Front 013, (ltd. 1000)
Neofolk / Dark ambient / Martial / Industrial. Double CD compilation of European neofolk, industrial, dark ambient projects dedicated to the art of Icelandic sculptor and painter Einar Jonsson (1874-1954). Almost all the songs presented on the compilation inspired by Einar Jonsson's art are unique, previously unreleased and composed especially for this compilation. Part I «Grief» is a neofolk / martial part with the songs of Belborn, Storm Of Capricorn, Westwind, Rukkanor, H.E.R.R. / Von Thronstahl, Horologium, Weihan, Cold Fusion, Larrnakh, Zebaoth, Agnivolok, Kammer Sieben, Aeldaborn and Cawatana. Part II «Birth Of Psyche» is the dark ambient / industrial / esoteric part with the songs of Rose Rovine E Amanti, Wach, Objekt4, Hoarfrost, Gandolfs Gedanken, Shining Vril, Echo West, Gregorio Bardini, Artefactum, Kadaver, Bisclaveret, Sitra Ahra and Simulacra. [press-release]

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