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Melodie Des Vergessens
CD-R (ltd. 77)
Melodie Des Vergessens was formed by Igor 'The Ghost' Tumanniy in 2012 in Volgograd, Russia, and the idea of the project was based on the processed sound of a live accordion. With this instrument Igor recorded several experimental dark ambient albums notable for particular surrealistic sound and detached atmosphere of loneliness. The project ceased its existence in January 2017 with the death of the author.
The accordion is not the most convenient instrument to carry but Igor recorded the material for this work in summer 2015 alone with nature, in thickets of forests and swamps, while later working on it in his mobile studio. This resulted in six dissociative dark ambient compositions in which abstract textures morph into harmonic consonances, get overgrown by viscous layers of electronic processings and turn into rhythmic patterns created from looped acoustic noises. Often one can hear the characteristic timbre of the instrument, but sometimes it transforms into something chemically otherworldly as if coming from another dimension. Here one can feel the subtle personal moments when one's left alone with himself, surrounded by dark woods and looking in the abysmal mirror of infinity.
The recording was originally published in 2016 as a web-release by Eternal Return Records, but for this reissue the author considered making new mastering to fully reveal all the details of sound. Mastering was done by Ralax @ Coiled Ear Studio. This edition is made on quality pro-CDRs, packed in designer cardboard sleeves and limited to 77 numbered copies. Digital version is available on bandcamp.
Hum / Kryptogen Rundfunk
7" lathe cut (ltd. 33)
Two Russian projects reworking each other's materials. Hum uses the archive live recordings of Kryptogen Rundfunk's gig from 2006, made on a dictaphone with jammed tape. The result is a viscous boiling mass of sound of an unidentified origin... In return, Kryptogen Rundfunk creates an audio collage from old tape field recordings made by Hum, providing an eventful track with a plot leading nowhere...
The artwork is made in the style of neat lo-fi fetishism. A lathe-cut 7" record with mono sound, covers made of translucent paper, an insert with information and download code. Numbered edition of 33 copies. Digital version is also available on bandcamp.
2 CD (ltd. 300)
"The Owls Are Not What They Seem: David Lynch Tribute Remixes" is the continuation of the project "Now It's Dark: David Lynch Tribute" dedicated to the work of the filmmaker and musician David Lynch. The new release contains a double-CD collection of remixes of original compositions included in the first album.
Like on the previous disc, new remixed versions were created by the musicians from different directions of the Russian dark scene: from ambient, noise and pure experimentalism to sharp rhythmic dark techno and post-industrial. The participants are: Arcuation, Regulär, Uhushuhu, Notum, Wunderblock, Neznamo, Sal Solaris, Mortart, Bionoid, Light Collapse, Reutoff, Mira Drevo, Riddika, Svetlo111, Alex Schultz, Lokodepo, Majdanek Waltz, Relic Radiation, Zima23, Lunar Abyss, Kshatriy.
Each disc starts with a special "intro" written by the St. Petersburg-based project Anthesteria and the theremin player Peter Theremin - the great-grandson of the famous inventor who continues the popularization of his ancestor's instrument.
Overall sound mastering was done by Arnold_pR (Reutoff). Artwork features images created by Barrett Biggers (barrettbiggers.com). The edition is limited to 300 copies.
2nd edition - CD (ltd. 100)
"Now It's Dark: David Lynch Tribute" is an album made by Russian experimental sound artists dedicated to the famous film director and musician David Lynch, and produced by the kultFRONT label with the support of Zhelezobeton Distribution Division.
The idea of a tribute to Lynch first appeared when Sal Solaris recorded the track "With Me" for "The Black Square" compilation (KF-VI, 2006), using samples from the movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me". The digital EP "Lynch" featuring compositions by Tsaraas, DMT and Bardoseneticcube (KF-XVII, 2012) followed several years later but only now the time has come for a full-length album.
Eleven projects from the Russian dark underground scene have presented their own visions of the mysterious and meditative atmospheres pervading the works of the American tenebrous genius: Reutoff, Light Collapse, Dvory, Skripp, Wunderblock, Relic Radiation, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Sal Solaris, Arcuation, Povarovo and DMT.
Overall sound mastering was done by Arnold_pR (Reutoff). Artwork of the 6-panel digipak features a fragment of the painting "Special Agent Gorgon Cole" by Chris Mars. The original 2016 edition was limited to 200 copies and quickly sold out. Second edition is released along with the double-CD of remixes "The Owls Are Not What They Seem: David Lynch Tribute Remixes" and limited to a hundred of numbered copies.
>o< -- "Oceanic" -- CD-R -- €7
2015/2017 Ostroga, OTR-077, (ltd. 50)
Serene, calmly gleaming Psychedelic Drone Ambient / Amorphous New Age, pierced by the feeling of what Stanislav Grof calls oceanic or Apollonian ecstasy - the deepest peace, quiet radiant joy and satisfaction, unity with nature and cosmic order. Filled with warmth and water element, this work is based on keyboard parts accompanied by the sounds of ocean, voices of whales and noises recorded in mother's womb. [original press-release] Reissue of the cassette on CD-R format, oversized cardboard sleeve + 3 photo inserts.
Allerseelen -- "Dunkelgraue Lieder" -- CD -- €13
2017 Aorta, AORCD 19 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 092 CD, (ltd. 300)
Allerseelen, after their CD Terra Incognita (2014) and three reissues of early Allerseelen cassettes (Requiem, Schwartzer Rab, Autdaruta) are back with the CD Dunkelgraue Lieder. This is the deeply reworked version of the eponymous Allerseelen album Sturmlieder released first time back in 1996. Now, 21 years later, Gerhard Hallstatt has returned to his classic masterpiece and he’s offering us the new look on this great work... Dunkelgraue Lieder contains all the songs from the first Sturmlieder incarnation in shortened digitally remastered versions as well as 7 tracks which didn’t appear on the original release. The original tracks with their “sturm und drang” attitude have been placed in the middle of the new album wrapped in the new ones which are more philosophical, melancholic and permeated with sad beauty. Sonically they are also more into krautpop/neofolk sounding of todays Allerseelen making a contrast to harsh and abrasive tunes from mid 90-es. As a result we have a very interesting reminiscence of the past with a kind of a comment from the present, some wise and soft look back on one’s young spiritual nietzschean extremities... Some of the new tracks have been inspired by US black/folk/post metal band Agalloch which has a close spiritual connection with Allerseelen. Album’s precious artwork is based on the photos Gerhard made in 2010 in Oregon when he first met Agalloch at the same time as Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull had its apocalyptic eruption. The same time some new tracks included in this new album has been composed and recorded using loops from Agalloch songs... Melting old and new stages of Gerhard’s creative path Dunkelgraue Lieder would be a perfect work both for old Allerseelen fans and for younger audience who have probably never heard its 90es era music. Something to discover, something to look back – a perfect gem in everyone’s collection, very recommended. [label info]
Allerseelen -- "Fruhgeschichte II - Requiem" -- CD -- €13
2015 Aorta, AORCD 17 / Ahnstern, Ahnstern 54, (ltd. 300)
The second in the series of early Allerseelen soundworks re-issues. One of the most mystical, dark and obscure release of the series exploring Death, Life and their relations and intersurroundings. Being close to the first volume “Schwarzer Rab”, it's a bit more varied and complex. [label info] All the tracks are extremely stark, striped-back and ultra bleak in their slurred ritual industrial feel. The linear notes talk about autumn tiredness, crypts and death, and that's exactly what the music here sounds like - it's grey, earthy, musty and dread filled rattling with ageless despair and timeless gloom. [www.musiquemachine.com]
Allerseelen -- "Terra Incognita" -- CD -- €13
2015 Aorta, AORCD 16 / Ahnstern, Ahnstern 53
The latest all-new studio album of ALLERSEELEN released in 2015. The distinctive Gerhard's Krautpop has been recorded as usual with a help of his comrades, this time they are John Haughm (Agalloch), Jörg B (Der Blutharsch, Amestigon, Graumahd), Daniel P. (Arnica) and Alexander Wieser (Hrefnesholt) as well as Robert Taylor (Changes) who did the vocals on one of the songs. Combining folk, industrial and even some metal elements this contradictory music of the album is catchy and driving, but at the same time melodic, beautiful and melancholic. And profound beneath which is the epigraph reminds of: "All art is at one surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril." (Oscar Wilde: Dorian Grey) [label info]
Arsenne, Arthur & Vitaly Maklakov -- "Cold July Water" -- CD -- €10
2017 Ostroga, OTR-084, (ltd. 50)
Experimental Electronics. A collaboration between the French musician Arthur Arsenne and the Russian experimentalist Vitaly Maklakov. Four long tracks created in style of free-flowing electroacoustic improvisation: field recordings, digital and analogue noises, abstract collages, processed guitars, synthesizers, broken electronics, etc... From ambiental dreams to noisy bedlam. Pleasant diversity of sound and eventful atmosphere, no time to get bored!
Art Abscons -- "The Separate Republic" -- CD -- €14
2017 Fronte Nordico, AA VI, (ltd. 300)
Neofolk. After five years of album-releasing silence, ART ABSCONs finally celebrates his comeback with an album that clearly shows that good things are always worth waiting for. For his sixth official album release, the Grandmaster has accepted not even a single collaborator and presents us 13 songs featuring 36 instruments all played by Michael, the man behind the mask, and which form the foundation of the artistic vision of "The Separate Republic". Digipak. [label info]
Astma & Vitaly Maklakov -- "Narration (Izlozheniye)" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Ostroga, OTR-076, (ltd. 50)
Mail-Art collaboration. Experimental sound, improvisations & collages. Packed in a PVC sleeve. [label info]
Bad Sector -- "Quaternion" -- CD -- €16
2010/2017 Alone At Last, AAL, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Space Ambient. This work is based on noisy, apparently monochromatic soundscapes, created with layered sounds that move and rotate in the tridimensional space. The resulting micro-spatiotemporal structures are complex and organic, so an overall super-structure is no more strictly necessary. This CD contains a reshaped/remastered version of the original music, available free in 2010, for a limited period of time, from Bad Sector's official website. Limited edition of 300 copies in special packaging - custom made of metallic coated paper with UV print, assembled by hand. Comes with the set of 6 postcards with 3D-graphics of mathematically modelled surfaces. [label info]
Borisov, Alexei & Vitaly Maklakov -- "Brain Oscillation" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 Ostroga, OTR-084, (ltd. 50)
Experimental Electronics. Aditional sounds by Olga Nosova (acoustic string instruments, percussion), Yuri Yaremchuk (sax), Katya Rekk (sound objects). Packed in a PVC sleeve.
Borisov, Alexei & Katya Rekk / Kamera Sensornoi Deprivacii -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Ostroga, OTR-067, (ltd. 30)
Experimental Electronics. Two live recordings made with a gap of one year and one month have found refuge in this CD. Alexei Borisov and Katya Rekk "Live at DOM" - played and recorded at The DOM Cultural Centre in Moscow, 23.04.2015. Kamera Sensornoi Deprivacii "Parallels" - played and recorded at The Gulliver in Kurgan, festival "Parallels" 23.03.2016. Packed in a PVC sleeve. [label info]
Cisak, Piotr + Petar Stipsits -- "Phonetics Of The Unspeakable II" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 Ostroga, OTR-078, (ltd. 50)
Instrumental / Improv / Electronics. Recorded in Vienna, Febriary 9th 2016. Piotr Cisak - cello & effects, Petar Stipsits - drums. 50 copies in PVC sleeve.
Ego Collapse -- "Buffalo Wings" -- CD-R -- €9
2016 Ostroga, OTR-073, (ltd. 20)
New sounds from two sound artists across the border of Russia and Germany. New large-scale psychedelic canvas. Design: exclusive collages, 20 hand-made copies, each copy is unique. [label info]
Ego Collapse -- "Obscure Action" -- 3"CD-R -- €9
2016 Ostroga, OTR-071, (ltd. 12)
Mini-album stained spots watercolors and xerographic powder fall. Ural bands surly hum infused with theatrical rough nightmares from Germany. Unnamed unmotivated images thickly smeared on September discharged brains of everyday life and enter the subcortical... [label info] 12 copies with beautiful handmade artwork, each copy is different.
Ego Collapse -- "Stardust Over the Mountain in a Black Hole on the Wall" -- CD-R + zine -- €10
2016 Ostroga, OTR-072, (ltd. 12)
Thoughtful sound for eternity. Each copy contains a mini-zine (14,5 x 14,5 сm). Only 12 copies. [label info]
Eirikura -- "Reflection of a Higher Realm" -- CD -- €10
2017 Wrotycz Records, WRT 027
Neofolk / Neoclassic / Ethereal. Ēirikura is a musical multi-faceted venture, inspired by the coming of spring, in Prussian and Irish ancient lands. The forces of nature are contemplated, from the germination of existence, through the joys of innocent youth and fresh love that is everlasting, to the inevitable facing of decay and cessation, but with the promise of rebirth and resurrection through the never-ending cycle of nature. Ēirikura brings the listener on an entrancing journey, from start to finish. Using a phantasmagoria of radiant images of natural growth and decline, Ēirikura gently guides the listener to their spiritual gate, eventually to glide in a dreamlike state to higher realms... English, Prussian and Gaelige (Irish) are the languages interwoven, as Ēirikura creates a sense of mysterious timelessness. The varied enchanting soundscape of Ēirikura is created using familiar instruments: guitars, strings (violin, viola, cello), grand piano, flute, oboe, trumpet, drums, to more unconventional ones, such as bandura, zither, bowed psaltery, musical saw and various percussions... The eclectic sound created ranges in genre from neo-folk and neo-classical to ethereal and ambient. Complementing the instrumentals are many united voices of girls’ choir, solo singing and poetic recitals, blended together on ‘Reflection of a Higher Realm’ by Eirikura, to make it a unique auditory pleasure... Among the participants of Ēirikura there are members of Sunset Wings, Romowe Rikoito, Āustras Lāiwan and their friends from Prussia as well as poetess Johanna Doyle from Ireland. [press-release]
Forthcoming Fire -- "Siberian Summer" -- CD -- €12
2005 Ewers Tonkunst, HHE 007 CD, (ltd. 500)
This MCD from the pre-Von Thronstahl project contains 5 tracks. The first track, "William Lovell", has been released on the long sold out Hyperium compilation in 1992. Based on the early novel from Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), a famous german romantic writer, it explores the embarrasment of the ambigous mind and delicately expresses the exhausted and unstable soul suffering. As one of the most romantic and fascinating composition of FF, we think it deserves to be released again as a brilliant in a crown of another perfect songs. "Siberian Summer", the title track, is charming ballad with russian lyrics sang by Rada Taratununa, comes in a version, different to the one included in the recent FF album "In Flammen". "Watching Rome Burn" is also released in a new version, less guitar-oriented and more electronic. "Velvet Little Lady", a nice dark-wave song of yearning and sadness, and "Licht eines erloschenen Sterns", an electronic cold meditative piece with post-apocalyptic mood, are previously unreleased. The overall result is a dark-folk/dark-wave record full of integrity and beauty. The edition comes in a special glossy package limited to 500 copies. Total playing time is 29 minutes. [label info]
Howden, Matt -- "Intimate and Obstinate" -- CD -- €10
1999 Redroom, Redroom 001
Neoclassic / Neofolk. The first solo release from the man behind SIEBEN. He is already known for his work on the Sol Invictus albums "In A Garden Green," "The Blade," "In Europa," and "Trieste" and or his soundtrack work in short films and documentaries. With "Intimate and Obstinate," he welds natural instruments and technological processes resulting in a Sol Invictus-like ambience, light Coil, Stratosphere or Namlock electronica and a Graeme Revell like soundtrack - recommended! [Tesco]
Hum -- "To April Waters" -- 3"CD-R -- €6
2017 self-released, (ltd. 30)
Ambient / Drone. Two airy tracks dedicated to water in April. Minimal harmonic drones in the best traditions of the genre, one of the lightest works by this Russian project. 30 copies in hand-made mini-sleeves.
In Gowan Ring –- "Love Charms" -- CD -- €55
1994 World Serpent, WSCD 006
Neofolk. The only official release of the first album by this legend of Neofolk. Jewel-case. [YAOP]
In My Rosary -- "Greetings from the Past" -- CD -- €12
2004 Shayo, shayo 003
Neofolk / Darkwave. This CD contains two EPs: "Those Silent Years" (1993) and "Strange" (1995). Packed in digipak.
Klammheim -- "Heimwarts" -- CD -- 780 руб.
2009 Heimatfolk, HF 10
Neofolk. Beautiful German Neofolk with accordion from the sub-label of Steinklang Industries. Featuring members of Die Weisse Rose and Jannerwein. 6-panel glossy digipack with a booklet. [YAOP]
Kromeshna -- "Umolka" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 Ostroga, OTR-086, (ltd. 35)
Ambient / Drone / Lo-Fi. 35 copies in a PVC-sleeve.
Light Collapse -- "Self-consumption" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 Torga Amun, Amun-111, (ltd. 20)
Monolithic Harsh Noise Wall from Russia. 20 copies in PVC sleeve.
Maklakov, Vitaly + Aleksandr Cheskidov -- "Struny I Pruzhiny" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Ostroga, OTR-074, (ltd. 30)
Electroacoustic Noise / Lo-Fi. 30 copies in PVC sleeve.
Marchetti, Lionel / Jérôme Noetinger -- "Mort Aux Vaches" -- CD -- €12
2000 Mort Aux Vaches, (ltd. 1000)
Musique Concrete / Experimental. Recorded on March 29, 2000 at the Dutch radio VPRO. Like all Mort Aux Vaches releases, packed in a fold-out cardboard sleeve with a metal pin.
Massihävitusrelvade -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- 330 руб.
2012/2017 Conclamatum Est, A, (ltd. 15)
Radionoise. Estonian project presents 4 tracks of tranquil radionoise / radiodrone with lectures about civil defence and protection against natural disasters. Know, can, do! [label info] Second edition in hand-made covers with hand-written info, contains a bonus track.
Menche, Daniel -- "Crawling Towards The Sun" -- CD -- €33
2000 Soleilmoon Recordings, SOL 108 CD, (ltd. 100)
Drone / Noise. Long solar drone track from the acknowledged master of experimental music. CD single case. Limited edition, 100 hand-numbered copies. [YAOP]
Miel Noir -- "From The Ashes" -- CD -- €13
2015 Indiestate Distribution, IST 090 CD, (ltd. 300)
This is 6th release from MIEL NOIR, a sole project of Marcel P. and Dimo Dimov, the musicians usually known as contributors in different projects from German and Austrian neofolk/post-industrial scene such as Allerseelen, Sturmpercht, Svarrogh and many others (Gerhard Hallstatt of Allerseelen have even contributed two tracks here). This is very varied and multifaceted release, it combines a lot of genres, from darkwave, martial and a kind of EBM to dark jazz, neoclassic and industrial. But, it is not eclectic mix of this and that like one could expect but a very coherent and holistic piece instead. It is melodic, exciting and far from being pretentious. The release comes in a jewel box including 8 page full colour booklet with honey-dedicated artwork. [label info]
Murmur Drift -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €9
Drone. Another project of the Russian musician Dmitry Chistov who stands behind HUM, MAW, MIKOSTERION and a number of other projects. Archival recordings made in 1998-1999. Gentle electronic drones and infinite loops drawing hypnotic ornaments. A beautiful example of haunting minimalistic music.
Obozdur + Ego God -- "In Times Of Self-dissolving And Re-materialization Of Antimatter" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Ostroga, OTR-070, (ltd. 50)
Industrial / Lo-Fi. 50 copies in PVC sleeve.
Ogloblya -- "Razverza Chernesha" -- 3"CD-R -- €7
2017 Torga Amun, Amun-110, (ltd. 20)
Lo-Fi / Noise / Drone. 20 copies with acrylic monotype print and minimum info.
Rapoon -- ": D-LEM : (A Day Of Visual Geographics)" -- CD -- €8
2000/2017 Aquarellist, aquarel 40-17, (ltd. 200)
Ambient / Ritual. Recorded live at the Hall of the District of Gracia Council, during the LEM Festival, Barcelona, 04.06.1999 Subtitled: "short cuts for mental stereoscopic labyrinths". Re-issue of Gràcia Territori Sonor 2000 edition. 200 copies in jewel-case.
The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze -- "City of Djinn" -- CD -- €12
1997/2017 Aquarellist, aquarel 39-17, (ltd. 360)
Rhythmic Electronics / Experimental Dub. Reissue of the original material previously published in 1997 on CD by Third Eye Music. New artwork & remastered sound. Standard edition - 360 copies in jewel-case.
The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze -- "City of Djinn" -- CD -- €18
1997/2017 Aquarellist, aquarel 39-17 b, (ltd. 142)
Rhythmic Electronics / Experimental Dub. Reissue of the original material previously published in 1997 on CD by Third Eye Music. New artwork & remastered sound. Special edition - 142 copies in digipaks made of textured cardboard with silk-screen printing.
Rowe, Keith & Oren Ambarchi -- "Flypaper" -- CD -- €12
2002 Staubgold, staubgold 32
Experimental / Guitar Improv.
Runes Order -- "1988-2022" -- CD -- €10
1999 Dark Vinyl Records, DV #30
Dark Ambient. "1988 - 2022" was Runes Order's 5th album and originally released in 1999. This albums shows a selection of tracks from their earlier tapes (Misantropia, Il Giardino DelleRrune, 2022, Electronic Winter Landscape) plus unreleased tracks / versions from their 1988 - 1995 period. Best Italian Dark-Ambient. [Old Europa Cafe]
Stabat Mors –- "Antlitze Mit Gewächsen 2" -- CD-R -- €14
1999 Membrum Debile Propaganda, MDP 7000-03, (ltd. 200)
German Old School Industrial Noise performed on electronics, feedback, metal junk, zither and vocals. The album is inspired by the ideas of Emil Cioran. Cult project, closed long time ago. Cardboard sleeve. [YAOP]
Stabat Mors –- "Antlitze Mit Gewächsen 3" -- CD-R -- €14
1999 Membrum Debile Propaganda, MDP 7000-04, (ltd. 200)
German Old School Industrial Noise performed on electronics, feedback, metal junk, zither and vocals. The album is dedicated to mouth tumors. Cult project, closed long time ago. Cardboard sleeve. [YAOP]
Tzolk'in -- "Haab'" -- CD -- €11
2008 Ant-Zen, ACT210
Ritual Ambient / Industrial. The musical project Tzolk'in is a collaboration between Empusae and Flint Glass - artists who are known in the fields of dark ambient, contemporary ritualistic tribal music and experimental electronica. This project is a conceptual creation inspired by Mayan mythology and the ancient Mayan astrological calendar of the same name. From the beginning their approach to sound resulted in quite a few novel musical perspectives: the merging of Empusae's distinct dark, oppressive and brooding soundscapes and Flint Glass's characteristic rhythmic and ambient compositions (which are seemingly subject to an almost alien purpose and theme). The final product is majestic and epic, often martial and bellicose, with a sense of tragedy that at times is even quite meditative. Tzolk'in can easily be viewed as an exotic soundtrack to the phantoms of a dead civilization or more simply put, music that is inspired by a doomed mayan divination system... On their first self-titled release, Empusae and Flint Glass chose eight periods of the tzolk'in calendar and on Haab' they describe eight periods of the Mayan solar year. Ceremonious, deep tones merge with the power and strength of industrial music - kept together by elaborate impulsive ritual rhythms that enhance the atmosphere of a flourishing culture. An abyssal, haunting cycle of tribal sound, constructed so that the listener can dive into a bygone era. Packaging: gatefold-sleeve special black cardboard w/ golden print. [label info]
Von Thronstahl / Spreu & Weizen -- "Pan-European Christian Freedom Movement" -- CD -- €14
2011/2015 Fronte Nordico, VTSW II, (ltd. 50)
Neofolk / Martial. CD version of collector's vinyl edition previously released on Fronte Nordico in 2011. Not only a must for the collectors and fans but also a perfect chance to get this masterpiece for those who prefer digital format. Digisleeve. [label info]
Von Thronstahl / Spreu & Weizen -- "Pan-European Christian Freedom Movement" -- 2 CD BOX -- €25
2011/2015 Fronte Nordico, VTSW II, (ltd. 50)
Special deluxe edition contains regular edition put inside the dark green wooden case with a metal plate attached. Bonus disc with 4 additional tracks by Von Thronstahl.
Vromb -- "Emission Pilote" -- CD -- €10
2000 Ant-Zen, ACT108
Rhythmic Ambient / Experimental Electronics. New five track release by Vromb. Oscillating, minimalistic frequencies, rotating sequences and bubbling technoid sounds describe Vromb's special and unique repetitiveness and grant a preview of things to come. Note: this is not an album, at the most a few elements extracted here and there from work intended for a future album called 'Episodes". In this work, there is a bifurcation on the sound results of the moment or in the randomness obtained through the steps of transformation of certain usable or non-usable versions. Here is, in part, and with a certain similarity, either through the sounds, or through the sequences. A pre-episodic ensemble, a mutant alteration of the album in question. Nevertheless the important suspense creating factor is always imminent. Despite the undeniable magic of monotony there is as well the soundtrack-like, dark science fiction atmosphere contributing immensely to taking the listener on a industrial, futuristic trance trip he / she will never forget. Needless to say that Vromb soundcarriers can be found on playlists of innovative underground (techno) dj's. Furthermore there's growing acceptance in Vromb's work having composed score-like tracks for local film documentaries and tv specials as well as having contributed various sequences of music for underground movies already. Welcome to 'Emission Pilote' - after 'Transmodulation A.M.P.', 'Le Facteur Humain' and 'Périmètre' a further step ahead in Vromb's history, a mature and intelligent work preferably for home use. But decide yourself... [label info]
Werder, Manfred -- "2003" -- 3 CD -- €17
2016 Edition Wandelweiser Records, EWR 1601/02/03
Contemporary Classics. Pieces for violin, trumpet and electronics.
Xaarteion VAA + Obozdur + Gorduw -- "Gargaa Udeer" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Torga Amun, Amun-099, (ltd. 34)
Dark Ambient / Noise / Lo-Fi. Invisible mythical creatures, intersections of distant/close worlds, shadows of the absolute taking shape of bizarre and unknown life forms, secret writing on the flesh of the time. Czech-Russian mail-art collaboration delivered into the world a new story. [label info] Oversized sleeve.
YAO 91404 D -- "Psychotherapy" -- CD-R + zine -- €15
2003/2017 Ostroga, OTR-080, (ltd. 50)
Acoustic / Industrial / Lo-Fi. Reissue of the legendary album. You can once again plunge into the atmosphere of the industrial raw sound of the old school. [label info] Recorded and mixed December, 13, 2002, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Ritual old-school industrial recorded back in 2002. Metal percussion, radionoise, machines and electrical devices as instruments, psychedelic flute singing gloomy abstract melodies... Dirty lo-end sound. [YAOP] 50 copies come with a mini-zine of A5 format with Vitaly Maklakov's graphic artworks.
Art Abscons -- "The Separate Republic / The Lost Tapes" -- 2 LP -- €25
2017 Fronte Nordico, AA V, (ltd. 170)
Neofolk. After five years of album-releasing silence, ART ABSCONs finally celebrates his comeback with an album that clearly shows that good things are always worth waiting for. For his sixth official album release, the Grandmaster has accepted not even a single collaborator and presents us 13 songs featuring 36 instruments all played by Michael, the man behind the mask, and which form the foundation of the artistic vision of "The Separate Republic". The double vinyl version features a very special bonus that will not be on the CD version: the legenday "The Lost Tapes" material which includes outtakes from ART ABSCONs' debut album "Am Himmel mit Feuer". They are recordings which were made in 2007 and include the very first ART ABSCONs' song ever recorded, "Unter mein Dach". Black vinyl, deluxe matte covers. [label info]
Art Abscons -- "The Separate Republic / The Lost Tapes" -- 2 LP -- €55
2017 Fronte Nordico, AA V, (ltd. 30)
Special edition - 30 copies. Natural wooden box with laser engraving, black high quality t-shirt, deluxe full-colour printed matte cover and black vinyl.
Obozdur -- "Garstvo" -- 7" lathe cut -- €14
2017 Ostroga, OTR-083, (ltd. 10)
Electroacoustic / Collage / Lo-Fi. Beautiful artwork. 10 copies.
Ritual Front -- "Ewiges Feuer" -- LP -- €20
2016 Fronte Nordico, RF I, (ltd. 50)
Neofolk / Martial. Fronte Nordico is proud to present its compilation of one of the best Russian neofolk bands. Ritual Front was formed in late 2002 in St. Petersburg, when the founders of the project, Michael A. and Roric, decided to bring their interest in history, metaphysics, religion and ancient beliefs into Music. Released in 2003, the mini CD-R "Two Lightnings" became the first release in Russia produced in neofolk and martial style. In time, following certain critics, the style of the musical duo in which lyrics played the dominant part acquired its name as Combat Folk. The band had a series of successful concerts, released two full albums and participated in several international compilations. In 2008, releasing the album "Strahlungen" and giving performance as headliner at Crivia Aeterna festival, the band broke up. Regular edition - black vinyl and 12" inlay in a black sleeve sealed with sticker. [label info]
Ritual Front -- "Ewiges Feuer" -- LP + DVD -- €35
2016 Fronte Nordico, RF I, (ltd. 50)
Advanced edition. Dark grey wooden box with attached metal plate tied up with a grey ribbon and sealed with a black wax Fronte Nordico logo stamp, black vinyl and 12" inlay in a black inner sleeve sealed with sticker, 8 pages black-on-white booklet (160 x 140 mm), DVD in a black-on-white digipack with "XXIV. VIII. MMIV. Live At Orlandina Club" filmed by Wolfsblood.
Cyborg See Cyborg Do -- "Observations II" -- CS -- €7
2017 Ostroga, OTR-085, (ltd. 24)
A great spring ambient album from Perm, Ural. [label info]
Kromeshna -- "Umolka" -- CS -- €7
2017 Ostroga, OTR-086, (ltd. 35)
Ambient / Drone / Lo-Fi. 35 copies.
Lilly -- "Enrik" -- CS -- €7
2017 Ostroga, OTR-082, (ltd. 20)
Ambient / Drone / Lo-Fi.
Maklakov, Vitaly -- "Charismating Catch of Weightlessness" -- CS -- €12
2017 Heart Shaped Box prod., HSB-102, (ltd. 20)
Industrial lo-fi meditation. Recycled tapes, 20 exclusive copies, hand-made design, each copy is unique. [label info]
Mercury Hall -- "Library's Bells" -- 4 x CS BOX -- €25
2017 Second Sleep, SS074, (ltd. 100)
Eight tracks of field recordings and reel to reel loops. Mercury Hall is the solo project by Second Sleep label founder Matteo Castro, one of the most relevant figure in Italian noise scene. With this solo project, Castro delivers long excursion of concrete music in honor of european artists from '60. [Sound Ohm]
Unknown Artist -- "Les Huyov / Okean Govna (Forest of Dicks / Ocean of Shit)" -- C-60 -- €8
Actually this is "the best of" from one Russian competent and experienced noise performer who decided to release his retrospective album incognito, as an artistic act. The result is a 60-minute tape with varied, tasty and satisfying noise stuffed with unconventional samples. The cover is an original hand-made collage (unique for each copy), atmospheric stickers on cassette shells, an insert made of some Russian book agitating for urinotherapy. [YAOP]
YAO 91404 D -- "Four Hours Of Smooth Pressure" -- 2 x C-120 + book BOX -- €65
2017 self-released, (ltd. 1)
Unique deluxe boxset created for the best fan's collection. 2 x C-120 include the albums "Vihtula" (2011) and "Les Rails Chantent" (2011), two unique rarities - analogue copy from the master-tape of "Coal" album (2010, released once on CD) and unmastered variant of the album "Gassho-Zukuri" (2015, also re-recorded directly from the intermediate master-tape) - the latest two recordings will be only in the archives of the author and the owner of this box. The box also contains two nice vintage pins with logos of industrial factories of Leningrad and a pack of industrial photographs from the archive of an old construction department. As a bonus, the box also features a rare antique Soviet book, published in 1931 in edition of 5000 copies and designed in constructivist aesthetics. The book is unread, even the pages are still uncut. The box is made of heavy cardboard with textile pillow inside. The tapes are decorated by hand, all info is hand-written. [from the author]
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@C -- "0° - 100°" -- CD -- €8
2010 Monochrome Vision, mv31, (ltd. 500)
The new album of this portuguese duo (consisting of Cronica label owner Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela) is the long electroacoustic composition, which demonstrates the full range of soundprocessing diversity and creates the stunning images of great potential... Pedro Tudela (1962) and Miguel Carvalhais (1974) collaborate as @C since 2000, developing their work along three complementary approaches to sound art and digital music: procedural composition, concre`te sound and improvisation, with one foot in the fields of experimental, contemporary sound art and the other on live performance (where they also regularly collaborate with the Austrian artist Lia, performing as an audiovisual trio)... "77" started to take form in early 2007 and was developed until late 2009. Many of the sounds in this composition were created for the soundtrack of an installation by Lia and Carvalhais, dealing with concepts as liquid motion, flow, turbulence, percolation and phase transitions, which inspired the creation of several sound files sorted in three different groups, one for each section of the installation. During the process we had the chance to spend some time in the Atlantic island of Sa~o Miguel, where we made several recordings of the ocean, rivers, streams and volcanic furnaces, that complemented the remaining sounds. The installation soundtrack was devised as an open and modular composition, to be dynamically recomposed, as a library of sound files that we later used, transformed and shaped as "77". Three work in progress versions of this composition were presented live, in 4-channel mixes: in December 2008 in Porto, in May 2009 in Barcelona, and finally in October 2009 in Perugia, the first two in acousmatic setups, the later with Lia's live visual work. All these presentations shaped and shifted the piece to its final form, presented in this release, indexed in 8 movements to be listened sequentially. [press-release]
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Ad Lux Tenebrae -- "Call of the Wild" -- CD -- €10
2008 Vegvisir Music, o:002, (ltd. 963)
First full-length CD of Ad Lux Tenebrae (or K Svetu T'my - in Russian language), released after several split, collaboration and CDR editions. The disk contains two rituals, first was performed in the evening of Jan. 23rd, 2008, second - during the night on May 24-25th, 2004. Shamanic Dark / Drone Ambient of Ad Lux Tenebrae is the sound of the most ancient and deepest layers of existence, irrational and anti-rational, utterly alien to nowadays people, the manifestation of human side not distorted by the influence of "civilization" and "modern society". Message from the source where the essence of Nature and human flow together. Music from pre-times and out of time. The noise produced by humanoid organisms crawling about piles of metal and plastic, now completely drowns the call from the source of all living. Musicians of Ad Lux Tenebrae act as media, conductors that embody this signal, not bringing anything personal in the act of creation. In their rituals they use the original instruments like tambourine, self-made drums, tube, flutes and other untitled instruments made by themselves. Every ritual is put into a completed action only once, and will never be repeated in future... First ritual is intense and uneasy. A ritual of purifying from momentary things and merging with something that was rejected long time ago in blindness and stupidity. This is a wind tearing apart rotten meat of momentary and dissolving in an inexpressible glow from beyond. The storm of the first ritual gives place to pacification of the second one, but this calmness is illusive. Just like a pillow of moss in the middle of a forest looks so calm and safe, but it hides deadly depth of swamp pit underneath. Ghostly lights appearing in the very border of vision in short yet infinite moment of daybreak twilight, they lure inside the thicket warped in ghostly mist. The road of this music is tempting and frightening, what's gonna happen with the one following it?.. This CD is dedicated to the memory of Raven, a permanent member of the band, passed away in cold autumn of 2008. Rituals of "Ancestor's Call" were among the last recordings done with his participation. [press-release]
Ad Lux Tenebrae -- "Ghanood" -- CD -- €10
2014 Vegvisir music, o:011, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient | Drone | Ritual. Ghanood is new album of Ad Lux Tenebrae played in collaboration with 121 of Closing the Eternity. One more then half of hour long track. 100% organic & synth-free ambient somnolent meditation with strings, bells, drones, bowls, chimes & rainsticks. [label info]
Allerseelen -- "Fruhgeschichte I - Schwartzer Rab" -- CD -- €13
1990/2014, Ahnstern, Ahnstern 52 / Aorta, AORCD15, (ltd. 300)
This is a reissue of one of the first recording of ALLERSEELEN, originally recorded in Nov. 1989 and released as a tape on the AORTA' label in 1990. It contains the six original tracks, entirely remastered in 2014. Using kettle drums, processed violin, bass, human bones, loops, ALLERSEELEN composed dark, hypnotick, repetitive instrumental ambient ritual soundscapes. Comes in a four-panel digipack, limited to 300 copies. [label info]
Allerseelen -- "Fruhgeschichte III - Autdaruta" -- CD -- €13
2016 Aorta, AORCD 18 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 091 CD, (ltd. 300)
The third in the series of early Allerseelen soundworks re-issues, this time it is dedicated to Greenland shaman Autdaruta and it has a very Northern mystical feel inside. The extensive use of loops Gerhard made with natural instruments such as kettledrums, violins and the others, have created some great ritual industrial album which reminds more of earliest Hybryds or Zoviet France works than the nowadays Allerseelen music, but still the unique and distinctive artistic nature of Gerhard is easily recognisable. A small masterpiece from the early 90-es, not to be missed! [label info]
Arcane Device -- "Devices 1987-2007" -- 2 CD -- €10
2007 Monochrome Vision, (mv18), (ltd. 500)
Anthology of rare and previously unreleased tracks by Arcane Device, recorded within the 20 years. It is divided into two parts. The first one consists of tracks from compilations issued by Subterranean Records, Tragic Figures, SFCR Tapes, and Generations Unlimited, but also unreleased material remastered and/or remixed in 2007. The second one is subtitled as "Feedback symphony" and based on various recordings, presented in four movements and finished in 2007. One more chance to approve the exceptional skills and compositional/technical talent of David Myers who can control the electrons by will, creating fantastic soundscapes. Arcane Device is the unique project of american graphic designer and musician David Myers, active between 1987 and 1995. His creative output is going beyond any categorization, because it's possible to re-arrange and demonstrate such many styles of modern music with only one thing that is feedback. This effect usually happens when you shortcut the input and output of any electric device. It's hard to believe but this almost uncontrolable beast became the driving force for Arcane Device music, armed by self-made bank of delays and filters. Looking like inward sound research, decorated with finest web of random processes and microvariations, it becames the peculiar feature. Endless circulation of electrons, never repeating routes and always having some chance for individual life inside of any macrostructure. [press-release]
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Atomine Elektrine -- "Laniakea" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wrotycz Records, WRT 023
The word Laniakea means the immeasurable heaven: deep, spacious, dark and ostensibly emtpy but still full of energy, matter, structures and bright objects. The same words can be said about the sound on the new studio album by Atomine Elektrine. Further on, the 'Laniakea' album is also characterized by molecular reactions, eroding particles, nuclear fractals, diffused lightwaves and multiversed orbits. Old fashioned modular analogue electronic synthesis combined with modern digital processing is the gravitational focal point on 'Laniakea'. The tracks have mainly sequencer driven narratives with ambient layers of both classic retro styled elements and advanced processed novel sounds. The origin of the 'Laniakea' album is based on two fundamental occurrences: The definition of the galaxy supercluster Laniakea in 2014 and the decease of the Tangerine Dream mastermind Edgar Froese in 2015. 'Laniakea' is simply a homage to the vastness of space and a eulogy to the kosmische musik that appeared in the early 1970's. Three bonus tracks (sketches) are included on the CD version (duration 76 minutes) compared to the digital download album (duration 62 minutes). Comes in a 6-panel digipack with original art by Hypsis (hypsis.net). [label info]
Austras Laiwan -- "Birds In Shells" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wrotycz Records, WRT 024
Aulaukis is the alter ego of Aleks known for his project Sunset Wings. Using acoustic instruments, with some help of friends from Romowe Rikoito and Eirikura as well as guest musicians, he creates a contemplative ambient atmosphere from the intimate realm of his spirit, ideas and experiences. Austras Laiwan’s debut ‘Birds in Shells’ is dedicated to those people special and dearest to him, three birds who left their shells and made their last flaps toward the light in loneliness… Letters writ in water, memories of a fleeting life remained deep in the hearts of those who follow, of those who wait for their turn to be dissolved in eternity. Feathers and bones are scattered on hollow ground, seashells keep sighs of the ocean evaporated long ago… New rivers flow and fill the shores of new seas. A new dawn is coming... Digipack. [label info]
Belborn -- "Y" -- CD -- €15
Belborn's 3rd album is self-released after the demise of World Serpent. Includes an MPEG video for an instrumental version of Notfeuer.
Bolverkstorm -- "9 Steps To Death" -- CD -- €10
2013 Vegvisir music, o:009, (ltd. 200)
Martial Industrial. Bolverkstorm it is the name of new russian industrial project. “9 steps to death” is dedicaded to World War II and all those who perished thereat. Album consists of 8 tracks, each of them is about tragedy of soldiers death and act of bravery as well. Music of Bolverkstorm is made of hum of battles, archival records, blustering soundscapes, noises, groans, wardrums and trumpets. [label info]
C.O. Caspar -- "Reports From This Lunatic Asylum" -- CD -- €10
2009 Hau Ruck!, HR!93
"Reports From This Lunatic Asylum" is the new album by C.O.Caspar, legendary industrial musician from Berlin. It is a symbiotic mix of textfragments and archaic soundscapes and rhythm. The album tries to reflect nowadays chaos in this world in its specific way - a combination of proclamations and assurances which never will be concerted in the end, a critisims on todays politics and mediasystems. [label info]
Contemplatron -- "Prabhashvara" -- CD -- €10
2012 Wrotycz Records, WRT 016
“Prabhashvara” (Clear Light) – the third album of dark ambient project Contemplatron. Music inspired by Tibetan buddism uniting traditional instrumentarium (gongs, bells, drums) with electronics and Tibetan monk’s chants. Mystic and meditative athmosphere guaranteed. Mastered by Peter Andersson (Raison d’Etre). CD released in elegant digipack (silver inprints and embossed elements) with design corresponding to the album concept. [press-release]
Contemplatron & Shentz -- "Apocryphical Soundtrack for the Book of St. Lem His Master's Voice: Transmission Code" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wrotycz Records, WRT 025
"His Master's Voice" (original Polish title: "Glos Pana") is a science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, first published in 1968. It is a densely philosophical first-contact story about scientific efforts to decode, translate, and understand an extraterrestrial transmission. The novel can also be read as a critique of human intelligence and intentionality in the context of deciphering a message from outer space which forever eludes comprehension. Chaos is the primordial source that cosmically resounds in the microwave background radiation across the universe. To find sequences in this cacophonous confusion, to discover its principles and understand them, only to die holding on to a scrap of something much larger – this is what Lem's book as well as its apocryphal soundtrack are about. The abstract sound layers were created by two Polish artists from Contemplatron (dark ritual ambient) and Shentz (noise), and mastered by Peter Andersson (Raison d'être). Comes in 6 panel digipack. [press-release]
Coph Nia -- "The Dark Illuminati" -- CD -- €10
2007 Cold Meat Industry, cmi163
The Thelemic Warlord is back; and after years of silence and solitude Aldenon once again presents us with a true masterpiece - "The Dark Illuminati - A Celestial Tragedy in two acts". This is an epic saga of eight illuminating pieces trying to penetrate the core of the Darkest Light. Aldenon's characteristic growling coupled with Linus's bombastic drums and Karin's serene voice come together in a tapestry of ritualistic, penetrating and sinister ambiance. Included are three timeless classics in new and improved formats... Choirs, strings and intricate orchestrations bring about an unforgettable tale that won't leave any listener untouched; possibly giving rise to more questions, than it poses answers. So what is it? The Dark Illuminati - The Dark Enlightened.... A global elite attempting to enforce a world government? An organization controlling world affairs? The New World Order? Or a Secret Few, merely seeking to preserve the Dark Light....? Well... The Stage is set. The Music begins to play. But the Script has been lost. [press-release]
Coph Nia -- "Qliphothic Phantasmagoria" -- CD EP -- €7
2008 Wrotycz Records, WRT008
The collection of Coph Nia-fied covers including Ozzy Osbourne's "Mr Crowley", the song Mr. Aldenon's band was born to cover, "Black Sabbath" by the band of the same name, "Sick Things" by Alice Cooper and "Levitation" by psychedelic space rockers Hawkwind.
Coph Nia -- "Shape Shifter" -- CD -- €10
2003 Cold Meat Industry, cmi122
The second full length album displays familiar streaks while simultaneously pointing out new directions. The pitch-black darkness is eased by moments of sacral ambience, while at times a grand piano and screeching choirs augment the goings-on. [label info]
Der Blutharsch -- "Live at the Monastery" -- CD -- €10
2005 WKN, WKN 24
The recording of acoustic concert played in Vienna on May 1, 2005.
Der Blutharsch -- "Live In Copenhagen" -- CD -- €10
2006 WKN, WKN 28
A life document from the Der Blutharsch`s „Farewell" tour 2006, presenting the rock oriented side of Der Blutharsch…On this tour Der Blutharsch was: Marthynna (vocals, drums, percussion, keyboard, strum stick), Jorg B. (guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals), Bain Wolfkind (drums, vocals), Alessio B. (guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals) and of course Albin Julius (vocals, harmonium, keyboards, theremin, raagini) - thee ultimative line up for thee ultimative nasty rock music. So bring your iron rain down upon me! [label info]
Deutsch Nepal -- "A Silent Siege" -- CD -- €10
2002 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 045
The final part of "Silent" trilogy published by Old Europa Cafe. Great example of old school industrial! The album has been collected over 10 years and is spiritually close to Lina Baby Doll's live shows - alcohol-fueled, sometimes rhythmical, song-oriented, dark, chaotic and kinky.
Hamnskifte -- "Fodzlepijnan" -- CD -- €10
2012 Myrkr, 1-2012, (ltd. 1000)
Black Metal | Folk | Drone Doom | Ambient. First record from a mysterious Swedish duo, whose sound is inspired by, according to the band themselves, Burzum, Earth, Skepticism, Nortt and Trollmann Av Ildtoppberg. But imagine those influences channeled into something more medieval sounding, and WAY more post rocky, a sort of droning medieval slowcore laid beneath softly buzzing metallic rumble and shimmer, and you'll get an idea of Hamnskifte's sound. This is drone and ultimately slow meditative Black Metal with hypnotic medieval folk melodies recorded with guitars, drums, bass, organ, bodhran drum, bells and some self-invented percussion instruments. Originally released to the world in the spring of 2010 by, now-defunct, American label Starlight Temple Society, as a limited edition of 125 copies. [label info]
Harvest Rain -- "Blood Hymns" -- CD -- €10
2006 OPN, OPN CD 05
These Midnight Sessions began within the Winter Solstice and the recordings continued during the 12 Nights of Yule in 2002. 'Blood Hymns' is a personal soundtrack to the search for Thule/Hyperborea. The Spirit's journey back to the lost homeland. A "musical diary" of the blood answering the Pull of Magnetic North's Most Northerly Midnight. Where one finds the 13th Hour. These Midnight Sessions began after 'A Frost Comes with the Wind' and should be considered the follow-up to that album. The largest line-up for a Harvest Rain album yet. Special preparations and work with the Chilean artist Juan Almarza Anwandter of Der Arbeiter without whom this album would not be. 'Blood Hymns' is for all those on the Path of A-MOR. Expect simply the best with this new collection of heathen folk music anthems... [press-release]
Harvest Rain -- "Night's Glow" -- CD -- €10
2006 War Office Propaganda, WOP 21
Masters of American dark folk in theirs newest full lenght album. 11 beautiful songs, 42 minutes of haunting, atmospheric and melancholic music. No need to say more, as in case of Harvest Rain's music no special recommendation is needed! Simply great CD! Glossy varnished digipack with original cover designed by Michal Karcz and reproduction of Tor Lundvall's paintings inside. [press-release]
Herbst9 -- "The Gods Are Small Birds, But I Am The Falcon" -- CD -- €11
2008 Loki Foundation, LOKI 48The all new album of Herbst9 is a step further into the depths of the Assyrian and Asian mythologies, using authentic audio and visual fragments of sacrifices, lamentations, prayers and ancient rituals. The result is a deep labyrinth of sounds with meditative percussions, ghostly vocal fragments and singings which melts with detailed and multi-layered tones of various traditional instruments. All this is constructed around a core of dark and ongoing floating drones creating an atmosphere of true archaic music which has been developed by Herbst9 to perfection. This soundtrack is the secrecy from the deep and hidden places of the sacred earth transcending us beyond the real world to the inner realm of ourselves. The CD is presented in 6-panel digipack. [press-release]
Hum -- "Thunder Arrow" -- CD-R EP -- €9
New 20-min. EP from the Russian project Hum with old material recorded in 1999-2001. Polyvox synthesizer, radio, damaged tapes - this EP sounds quite harsh and raw, but even in these rough electic loops one can feel this totally hypnotizing effect so typical for Hum.
Kratong -- "The Bees of Psychic Province" -- CD -- €10
2004 Wrotycz Records, WRT 001
KRATONG is a solo project of Jhonny, the guitarist of Romowe Rikoito (Prussia). All the nine tracks from "The Bees of Psychic Province" show us various musical inspiration of the artist. On this album you'll find song inspired by the middle ages, neo-folk music, ambient passages and even a rhytmic electro. Although the music is very complex every little sound created by the artist is neccesary here. Fomat: CD, A5 folding cover. [press-release]
Meizter, K. -- "Dark Matters" -- CD -- €14
Old Europa Cafe, OECD 083
The enigmatic scientist K. Meizter of BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE has left his murky laboratory to release "Dark Matters", a dark puzzle piece to his debut solo album "Travelling Light". K. Meizter's new album is a strong musickal reaction of dark ambient soundscapes with subtle and sinister melodies, catalyzed by pounding rhythms and distorted experimental electronics. "Dark Matters" comes in a stylish digipak. [press release]
Naevus -- "Truffles of Love" -- CD -- €10
1999/2008 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 105
Inspired by seminal punk and new wave innovators (The Stooges, The Buzzcocks, Public Image Limited, The Birthday Party, Joy Division, Magazine, The Slits) Naevus was formed in London in 1998 by Lloyd James and Joanne Owen. Naevus’ playful self-released debut, "Truffles of Love" came out in 1999. Unavailable for several years, and much sought after by collectors, Naevus’ debut album is now reissued by Old Europa Cafe in newly re-mastered form, with significant sonic improvement on the original 1999 release. This re-issue also includes six bonus tracks dating from the same period. These tracks were previously only available on obscure compilations which were released in very limited quantities and are long-since deleted. The inclusion of this bonus material brings the running time of the CD to over 74 minutes and gives a complete picture of the early development of Naevus. The original artwork has been extensively overhauled and this edition is presented in digipak format and includes a 16 page booklet with lyrics to all tracks plus an essay on the band’s beginnings. [press-release]
Odolen'veter -- "Triptych" -- CD-R -- €10
2004 self-released, (ltd. 13)
Long-time defunct Russian project from the circles of Misery and Strely Peruna label... Quality-done handmade artwork. Very minimalistic and at the same time inconceivably obscure soundscape, absolutely sinister athmosphere. It starts wiht pulsating low-frequencies and finishes with rhythmic strikes cutting off the same hypnotizing word - "DEATH". It's hard to imagine music more appropriate to this phenomenon.
Phroq -- "Kobekita, Respect Is Due To" -- CD-R -- €5
2003 Spirals Of Involution, SOI 032
This album of Francisco Meirino from Switzerland is dedicated to modern japanese noise scene and to some of it's representaives. So is the music - ultra-violent noise terror non-stop! Ideal means of cleaning the mind in foggy sleepy morning.
Radioson / Light Collapse -- "Chisla / Kudyka" -- C-85 -- €12
2016 Ostroga, OTR-060, (ltd. 20)
Radioson - a maze of wave networks of Moscow region. Fixation of human society reeking inside out with aural parabolas. Fragments of police frequencies and suicidal talks with one's one mirror reflection. Conspirological binaural strokes on the body of society flowing in metro. Sweaty antennas too tired to broadcast... Light Collapse - a picnic near an electrical substation with chattering cicadas. A radio that was forgotten on a garden table pours into the grass iridescence of pictures from previous lives and rings of silver stratospheric drone. Exit to the beginning... C85 cassette, 20 copies. Unique collector's edition featuring pocket size 24-page booklet of graphic works. [label info]
Red Painted Red -- "Hey Dum Dum" -- CD -- €10
2015 Wrotycz Records, WRT 022
‘Hey Dum Dum’ is both humbling and extraordinary. An album exploring the fragility of the human condition and purpose, conveyed through an original and arcane sound palette. This album continues to conjure Red Painted Red’s sinister sonic storms of elation and despair. Dark and raging, they command, torment and oppress… deconstructing, counterpointing and unraveling the twists and turns of compelling melodies. [label info] “(…) The half sung – half spoken and often whispering production of the vocals only accentuates the global content of the lyrics. It sounds a bit like there’s a ghost hanging over this work while at the same time it also reflects a real fragility. The sound is dark and minimal while often moving into a kind of cinematographic approach. A few more elements like gothic, (trip)-pop and even vague neo-classic ingredients can be noticed as well. The fine arrangements of guitar playing and electronic treatments are essential elements, which I especially like on “Late November”. One of the most accomplished songs “I’m No Johnny Cash” reveals cool electronic and somewhat space bleeps at one side and a neo-classic touch on the other side.(…)” [Elise Din, Side-Line Magazine]
Roma Amor -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2008 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 106
Charming Italian Neo Cabaret'n'Folk band with intense deep female voice, poignant accordion, essential guitar, tough bass and velvety percussions. An eleven-cut debut including an amazing cover version of Jacques Brel's Next! Romantic songs with a taste of Italian folk tradition and rough cabaret stuff from nostalgia up to present. Try the dark side of folk-cabaret! For those who rely on traditional love songs, retro tavern music and noir cabaret. [press-release]
Roma Amor -- "Femmina" -- CD -- €10
2009 Old Europa Cafe, OECD 122
Second album by this intriguing Italian Noir-Cabaret project. 10 songs that celebrate the feminine dark side in all its guises. Italian and dialect lyrics, mostly inspired by female figures of Mediterranean folklore, that deal with the most hidden, sombre, melancholic and romantic aspects of the feminine universe. The aged music of old Europa, with its tango, waltz and cabaret motives, is the soundtrack and the vocalist sounds like she’s putting a lot of wear and tear on her throat in order to render the mood of these combative, bad, scary, deep passionate women. Warm latin stuff for late night listening. [press-release]
Sala -- "En-Trance" -- CD -- €14
2005 Autarkeia, acd 008, (ltd. 500)
"En-trance" was recorded, but still wasn't released by the magic-practising artists almost a decade ago. This album compiles two lasting live-recorded tracks. Ritual pulsing, archaic sound of wind instruments, deep-dark ambient and surrealistic, unexpected music bends immersing the audience to the swirl of phantasmagoric moods. There are some movies classified as of the "noir" stylistics, the main feature of which is highly forcible and strong atmosphere. If the records also have the classification of the "noir", "En-trance" could be considered one of the most emphatic works of this style. Emotions generated by the "En-trance" music could be compared with the psychedelic atmosphere of the first albums of NWW, Hybryds. Interesting record and mystic ritual having sustained the challenge of social disregard during the years. [press-release]
Silence & Strength -- "Opus Paracelsum" -- CD -- €10
2006 The Eastern Front, Front 006, (ltd. 1000)
Second full-length esoteric dark ambient/alchemical experimental opus full of weird sounds composed by Silence & Strength. The album is inspired by life and works of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, medieval Swiss physician, chemist, alchemist, one of the fathers of modern medicine and rebellious thinker, developed his own system of medicine and philosophy. All music by Stephan Friedman. [press-release]
Splendor Solis -- "...letum - non omnia finit..." -- CD -- €10
2013 Vegvisir music, o:006, (ltd. 347)
Apocalyptic Folk. Splendor Solis (lat. Shining of the Sun) mixes typical dark folk insruments, neoclassical compositional methods and early European musical heritage. Theirs lyrics are inspired by medieval European theology, apocalyptic symbolism, and also by theosophical doctrines and mystical branches of buddism. Splendor Solis' debut album is dedicated to the infinite reincarnation of soul of a man. The album has been created using acoustic instruments only. Music of Splendor Solis is nice, harmonious, not very intricate but melodious right along. Exquisite gold-surfaced CD comes in hard crafted cardboard sleeve with 12-page booklet in semi-transparent vellum cover. [press-release]
Stormfagel -- "Eldvakt" -- CD -- €14<
2010 Steinklang Industries, SK 51
The new album of the swedish Martial cult-band is out on Steinklang now! Stormfågel are well known from their brilliant two albums on Cold Meat Industry, but the third album even tops the first albums. "Eldvakt" is a incredible mix of early Derniere Volonte and Rome with a strong touch of new Blood Axis. Pure Martial PowerPop at it's very best! Just listen to the mp3s below, you will be amazed! Stormfågel spread its wings for the first time in the autumn of 2004. The creator of Stormfågel, Andreas Neidhardt, acted in several Neofolk and Gothic bands since the early 90s. In February of 2005 Stormfågel released a 3-track demo named "Kinder der Vergangenheiten, Helden aus den grauen Zeiten" and was immediately signed by Swedish record label Cold Meat Industry. During the making of their debut album vocalist Éva Mag joined Stormfågel. In the autumn of 2005 "Den nalkande stormen" (cmi 149) saw the light of day. The reception of the album were overall positive and Andreas and Éva started immediately working on some new material. During this time an old friend to both Éva and Andreas joined Stormfågel; Mikael Bergström. In the spring of 2007 Stormfågel released their second album: "Ett berg av fasa" (cmi 171). This followed by two live performances. In Budapest and at that years WGT in Leipzig. At the Cold Meat Industry festival in Augsburg (17/11 2007) Stormfågel released a 4-track record called "Svenska visor" (Kultur & Politik 003). In december 2007 Éva Mag decided to leave Stormfågel. Stormfågel is and has always been about the love of nature, our history, the absence of God and the decline of mankind. "Ja må vara en wavelmakare men int en happkråka..." [press-release]
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Streicher -- "War Without End" -- CD -- €40
2002 Cold Spring Records, CSR41CD
Streicher are one of the Industrial underground legends - starting in Australia in the mid 80s, Ulex Xane began a number of extreme noise projects released mostly on cassette and distributed through the tape networks up to the early 90s. The original cassettes are now sought after collectors items. Streicher utilise a mix of total noise / power noise with covert military recordings, military equipment, radar signals, military telecommunication signals. It is a stark comment on the current war against terrorism - literally, a war without end. This is the first time the finest recordings of Streicher have been digitally remastered and presented to you on CD. [press release]
Sunset Wings -- "Covering for Solace" -- CD -- €10
2009 Wrotycz Records, WRT 009, (ltd. 1000)
“Covering for Solace", a debut album of a Ko"nigsberg-based band "Sunset Wings", is a widely opened window to the world of neo-folk music. Inspired by pearls of English romantic poetry together with traditional ballads of the British isles and the art of Pre-Raphaelites as well, this album takes you to a marvelous journey in the land of children dreams, sweet sorrow and melancholy. Silver strings of acoustic guitars and tender violin, deep cello sounds and warm flute, harmonica, brilliant piano, brightly sparkling percussion and music-boxes create a golden setting for the gems of William Blake, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Lovell Beddoes.. Lulled by Kipling's "White Seal" and gentle MacManus' "Softly now the Burn is Rushing", you will be dipped into a sleep together with nature in Rossetti's "Proserpine", feel the inexpressible sorrow of the loss of a lover in his "Death-Parting" and John Gay's "Ballad". Falling leaves and snow cover the earth, waving trees speak with a breeze.. Would the echo sigh Farewell? Whom should we pray now? And should we?... But nevertheless the flowers are dying, pure souls are on their path to the immortal light, and melancholy is perceived as a possibility to create a beauty around us. Despite the sorrow of lyrics the music of this album more often is rather bright and fulfilled with sweet nostalgic melancholy, it should bring solace and serenity to the tired hearts. "Covering for Solace" is a river of caressing tenderness, the river of enchanting melodies that flows "amid the beaming of love's stars" to the sea of Harmony under the eastern sky... With it's particular sound and temper, "Sunset Wings" will definitely take it's place among famous Russian dark-folk bands, such as "Neutral" and "Romowe Rikoito" (some of "Romowe Rikoito" musicians were invited to take part in this record). All the fans enchanted by the musical craft of Mr. Michael Cashmore won't be dissapointed as well... Comes in a 4 panel Digipack with 12 pages booklet including all the lyrics and charming paintings by Natalia Krutcina. [press-release]
Sunset Wings -- "Lifetime As A Child At Play" -- CD -- €10
2014 Wrotycz Records, WRT 020
Neofolk. "This album is a look deep inside through a chink in this magical door. It’s an attempt to pass this distant light through the prism of our present, and with that to see again those blazing shapes and transform them into a spectrum of variegated butterflies – letting them be strewn with neo-classical pieces, gentle songs, echoes of children voices – recollected images are nebulous but the colours stay invariably vivid. By plunging into these ethereal sounds it is hoped that you’ll find your own flitting blue moth emerging from your orchard far away from the present here and now..." [Aleks Aulaukis] The fourth album by Sunset Wings "Lifetime as a Child at Play" comes in a 6 panel digipack with beautiful artwork by Alexandra Shvedova.
Sunset Wings -- "Shining Thro’ The Veil Of Night" -- CD -- €10
2013 Wrotycz Records, WRT 019
Neofolk. With their third album Sunset Wings follow the line of making the musical setting for the ravishing poetry pearls of bygone ages. This time Night is the lady that covers the entire work with her starry mantle. Old hymns, lullabies and romantic visions shine through the darkness of her eyes... Sounds of cello and violins, guitars, flutes and bells scatter with bright melodies upon the path of Parent Goddess. Raise your head to see the white mares of the moon rushing along the sky, open your ears to hear the ancient drums waking the spirit of Night! The torches burn and Pan leads a procession! Make a step on a bridge across the dream, let the journey starts. Comes in a 6-panel digipack with enchanting artwork by Alexander Vorodeyev. [label info]
Teatro Satanico -- "Black Magick Block" -- CD -- €14
2008 Steinklang Industries, SK 46
The new masterpiece from the black demons of electro-satanic Post-Industrial music!!! Black Magic Block is a very dense album, full of scary droning soundwalls combined with sublime and hypnotic rhythms. Devis DeV deviLs g., Kalamun and Faber intonate lyrics from Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare with their totally mental voices, aided by Musique Concret - like compositions from DeviLs g. In fact, BMB is a very varied album, in some passages it could even be called the blackest Industrial-Pop album ever, with a strong touch of early Pan(a)sonic and Suicide. [label info]
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Thirdorgan + Obozdur -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 Heart Shaped Box prod., HSB-098, (ltd. 25)
Experimental analogue / digital noise from Japan and Russia. Source tracks provided by Obozdur (Vitaliy Maklakov aka Light Collapse, Krimeshna, etc.) and transformed by Thirdorgan (Akihiro Shimizu aka Alienlovers In Amagasaki).
Troum / Aidan Baker -- "Nihtes Niht" -- CD -- €13
2013 Alone At Last, AAL, (ltd. 500)
"The music supposed to be a soundtrack for lonely ice-soundscapes... when you stand there on lonely wide inhuman places and feel lost, but you still stand on ice..." - Baraka[H]. The newest collaboration between masters of evocative noise/drone ambient is divided into four long tracks, four directions of nothing. The tracks are entitled in middle age/indo-german language, for north, east, south, west. And the album title means "nothing from nothing" - very weird notion, as it doesn't exist anymore in actual german language. Recorded live March 2011 at GHUTTO-M studios in Bremen, Germany. Limited edition of 500 copies in special packaging - custom made of glossy paper with multicolor metallic print, assembled by hand. Comes with the set of 11 postcards mixing the computer generated images and photos of ink/light paintings created in conjunction with music to expand your impression. [label info]
Vetrophonia -- "Live April '97" -- MC -- €5
Ultra, U20, (ltd. 100)
Vishudha Kali -- "Psenodakh" -- CD -- €10
2013 Vegvisir music, o:004, (ltd. 350)
Ritual Ambient | Ethno-noise. Dark/drone ambient very ritualistic and with some ethno-noise influences. This opus consists of 4 long ritual tracks recorded with sounds of breathing and vocals, acoustically processed through natural and exclusive equipments. Music of this album was heard by author while long sojourn far in Caucasian mountains at the shore of partly ice-covered alpine Psenodakh Lake (Fisht-Oshten pass). Psenodakh means "lost in the middle of moutains". Vishudha Kali presents hymns to the nature mysteries kind of wind, water, stonefalls, wild animals and birds as well as chants on Sanskrit. Firstly album was released at Vishudha Kali's own label Fight Muzik with limitation of 333 copies. New release limited to about 350 copies. CD contain 4 tracks. Fourth track includes two parts: Vishudha Kali song named "Ritual from fire" and song "Haidakhandi Aarti Sankirtan" - very rare archive record of Hindustani saint Mahavatar Shree Haidakhan Babaji made by officiary of Soviet Embrace in India. It was previously published only on die hard edition of this album as additional CD-r limited to 33 copies. Exquisite gold-surfaced CD comes in hard crafted cardboard sleeve with eight-page booklet in semi-transparent vellum cover. [press-release]
Vromb -- "Episodes" -- CD -- €10
2001 Ant-Zen, act111
Musically 'Episodes' follows the path that Vromb started with 'Le Facteur Humain' and has continued developing during the last five years. The end result has been a hypnotising combination of dark, atmospheric soundscapes, rhythms and voices. Also with 'Episodes' you get the feeling that you are listening to a soundtrack that has yet to be done. Beware - this is not 'consumer ambient' you have to watch and to listen! Subliminal ambient-noise techno hypnotism. [label info]
Vromb / Telepherique -- "Paradigma" -- CD -- €10
Fario, Fario CD 07, (ltd. 700)
The Fario label was created in 1998 by the staff of the French magazine Fear Drop. The concept behind Fario is the meeting: collaborations between two artists. Each record shows two halves created separately and a common track (here: two), a moment to share views or to oppose feelings. All tracks are previously unreleased. As they had planned to meet for a long time, Canadian artist Hugo Girard alias Vromb and German outfit Telepherique were more than happy to work on Paradigma, maybe to consider their own paradigms. Vromb is a one man project which appeals to different electronic and industrial roots as well as imaginary landscapes of rusted and spinning rotors. Free from gravity, these strange rhythmic lifeforms born from disused factories and psycho scientists are like the perfect bunker soundtracks. Sometimes the bunkers change into rockets silos and Vromb feels then ready for a space program. Telepherique is family affair. Led by Klaus, Danijela & Rene Jochim, Telepherique is a pot of powerful forces, magma and images, rhythms and voices, melancholy and energy. Their music is one of the best and most beautiful extension of industrial music. Always moving, like a river, like air, it's rich enough to become a complete cinema. [label info]
Zlye Kukly -- "Strange Tomorrow" -- CD -- €5
2007 Ahnstern, Ahnstern26
After several private CDR releases, "Strange Tomorrow" is the first official album by this unique Russian Folk band, based in Jerusalem / Israel. Dreamingly beautiful, sad and at the same time weird and progressive Folk songs with a gentle early 70ies touch. The band uses a large variety of perfectly played acoustic instruments, as well as some fine electronic sounds. The powerful and empathetic (Russian) vocals from Fred Adra and his (background) singers give a very personal and unique touch to the music of Zlye Kukly. This band is really hard to compare to other artists; maybe some of their songs remind a bit to the folky Gae Bolg, the best balads of Boyd Rice, but mainly You can feel the spirit of the great early 70ies aera of Yugoslavian folk artists, such as Kladivo Konj in Voda, Svremena na Vreme, Drugi Nacin and others. This album will guide you through a strange theatre between the worlds... [label info]
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V/A -- "Rose Of Memory, Rose Of Forgetfulness" -- CD -- €10
2012 Wrotycz Records, WRT 015 / Brudenia
Neofolk. A compilation dedicated to Thomas Stearns Eliot and his poetry, featuring bands from Koenigsberg and their friends. Among others inspired by the lyrics of Nobel laureate are Romowe Rikoito, Sunset Wings, Kratong and Neutral. This is a mixture of beautiful ballads and catchy songs. Traditional instruments and electronic devices. Vividness and nostalgy. English and Old Prussian language. Mostly new tracks including two charming collaborations when Sunset Wings plays with Romowe Rikoito and then together with Kratong. A must have record to all of those who follow and admire the Russian dark and neofolk scene. A fruit of cooperation between Brudenia and Wrotycz Records comes in a 6 panel digipack with the booklet. [label info]