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Hails from still snowy St. Petersburg!

Here's what we managed to collect during the last month: And of course a little bit of this and that, as usual...

Fresh podcast of the "Zhelezobeton Radio" compiled from the tracks of this update is available here:

By the way, our mixes are now broadcast by Resonance Extra (UK) every 4th Thursday of the month, midnight GMT, and by Sector Radio (RU) every Saturday at 11 p.m. GMT+3 (Moscow time) in loseless quality. Tune in!

That's it for now! Have a nice weekend!


I. Forthcoming events

АООМ (CREATION VI + УХУШУХУ), Ilia Belorukov, Yulia Nakaryakova
St. Petersburg, Kuryokhin Center. More info...

30.03.2018 - Sonic Tea IV
BANKISTAN + Vitaliy Stromchinskiy, Andrey Popovskiy, Dmitriy Kurlyandskiy, Jelena Glazova
Moscow, Tea club KitChay. More info...

31.03.2018 - Classic vs. Ambient III
KSHATRIY, A.T.M.O.M., Sergey and Natalya Voloschuk
St. Petersburg, Sound Museum. More info...

12.04.2018 - Cosmonoise 2018
St. Petersburg, Sound Museum. More info...

Voronezh, NZB bar. More info...

29.04.2018 - Immersive Sounds
Moscow, Chinese Pilot Jao Da. More info...

30.04.2018 - Awakening Sounds
St. Petersburg, The Place. More info...

St. Petersburg, Serdce. More info...

Moscow, SHAGI. More info...

II. Reviews

Porch Nap "Antidot (Selected Works 2007-2017)" CD:
The Sand Rays "Remembered Vol. 1 (EPs gathered together)" CD:

III. New items in mailorder catalogue

CDs & CD-Rs

CoH -- "COH DOMA" -- CD -- €14
2018 retortae, elixir 12, (ltd. 200)
New album from Ivan Pavlov aka CоH is a recording session in memory of his old friend Mika Vainio, who sadly passed away last year. The concert based upon this material took place place at Dom cultural centre in Moscow on 18.06.17. Unfortunately, the original live recording was lost due to a hard disk crash. Presented record is a live-in-a-studio version of the show, carefully engineered and mastered for the CD release. Musically it is deep electronic ambient with some throbbing rhythm pulsations and occasional glitches. CoH is active since late-90es, the project has got numerous releases on various labels including such milestones of modern electronic scene as Raster-Noton and Mego. Ivan also was a part of a post-utopian project Soisong made together with Peter Christopherson of Coil. Most of CoH releases had very special packages and our release is not exception – the CD packed in a special octagon-shaped thick black silkscreened carton package with a die-cut window and strictly limited to 200 copies only. [label info]

Desiderii Marginis -- "Songs Over Ruins" -- CD -- €12
1997/2017 Cyclic Law, 89th Cycle, (ltd. 500)
DESIDERII MARGINIS long out of print debut album from 1997 “Songs Over Ruins” is given a proper re-issue, carefully remastered by Johan Levin himself and with new artworks. A landmark in the genre, with it’s desolate, minimalistic and grief stricken odes to religious and spiritual burdens. A foray through abandoned ruins and a reflection on the passing of time and the impermanence of all things physical. Outstanding in quality and production skills, this mesmerizing and foreboding journey is at times tranquil and melodic and also dives into more martial like percussive elements and industrial atmospheres. Classics like these definitely need to be discovered still and also rediscovered, and it’s with great pleasure that we make it available once again. [label info]

Dvory -- "Crystal Mind" -- CD-R -- €8
2013 self-released
The complete version of "Crystal Mind", part of which was later included on a split-release with Lunar Abyss. Uneasy melancholic drone ambient played by the guitar & trumpet duo from Tver', Russia... going from nowhere into nothingness, just as it should... Incredibly beautiful hand-painted oversized cardboard sleeve.

Dvory -- "Potential" -- CD-R -- €8
2013 self-released
Two long drone tracks from this project coming from Tver', Russia. Raw dense guitar drone, flowery solos and shimmering of higher harmonics... Incredibly beautiful hand-painted oversized cardboard sleeve.

Esseiva, Kiko C. -- "Moteurs - Souffle - Serpent" -- CD -- €10
2017 1000+1 TiLt
Musique Concrète. Esseiva is a composer of musique concrete sound collages. Into the melting pot goes a fine blend of electronics, field recordings, recordings from around the house and a bit of instruments, of which I recognized the piano mostly. These sounds are probably processed in some way or another and layered together in a very fine way. Mostly these sounds are stretched out quite a bit and superimposed on each other; maybe Esseiva uses a bit of time stretching, maybe loops, I am not sure of either (or both) and acoustic elements are looped on top; sometimes they are cut out abruptly and something else happens. In ‘Amplitudes Des Serpents’ this is done with some delicate and excellent quality. It is a very mysterious world that he pictures in this piece of shimmering sustaining sounds versus acoustic loops. That is a great piece, but so are the other two. Here we have mild noise passages, slightly distorted organ sounds and looped field recordings. This is an excellent release, maybe his best yet? Not necessarily a very innovative sound, but very much his own approach to the genre of musique concrete. [FdW, Vital Weekly]

Gen 26 -- "800,000 Genomes" -- CD-R -- €5
Smell The Stench, (ltd. 25)
Two rough pieces of harsh noise from the Slovenian artist: one from the studio, another live. Powerful. Coloured sleeve. [YAOP]

Il Lazzaretto ‎–- "Tavola Anatomica V" -- CD-R -- €20.
2018 Tavole Anatomiche, TAV V, (ltd. 36)
The debut full-length album on an ultra-secret catacomb project. Post-Mortem Electronics in vein of the classics of the old Italian school: Leibstandarte SS MB / Atrax Morgue / Swastika Kommando / Mauthausen Orchestra. Painful howl of primitive electronics, necrotic noises, suffocating sound and tape hiss. Autopsy of an unidentified body in 10 parts, featuring the rapidly gaining popularity "Russian Corbelli" Flagellatio Orgasmus in half of the tracks. The artwork is typical for the label but completely unusual for normal standards: a cardboard folder with oductions of medieval anatomical engravings and a pentagram slit (symbolizing a cut at the time of dissection), a blood-red silk ribbon with a red plastic blade tied to it, a red plastic needle, a piece of cloth containing a badge taken from a corpse's leg, a couple of cards with anatomical reproductions and a card with a copy number. [YAOP]

Jannerwein -- "Eine Hoffnung" -- CD -- €12
2015 Steinklang Industries, SK 93 / Rainberg ‎– RBV 02
German acoustic neofolk at its best since Forseti. Jännerwein's third studio album is their greatest achievement so far. Somwhat conventional in its expression of melancholy, but nonetheless surprisingly well achieved. [Blauer Selbstmord, bandcamp]

Kleistwahr -- "Down But Defiant Yet" -- CD -- €10
2017 Fourth Dimension Records, FDCD100, (ltd. 300)
Guitar Noise / Drone Rock. Collecting two songs from the long o/p ultra-limited lathe-cut released in spring 2017 on New Zealand's Independent Woman imprint, 'Broken and Beaten in 5/8 Time, Part One - Beaten' and 'Broken and Beaten in 5/8 Time, Part Two - Broken', plus two previously unreleased tracks exclusive to this release. Generally more refined than previous Kleistwahr work, the pieces here catch Gary Mundy (also of Ramleh and Broken Flag Records) furrowing his distinct and recognisable take on a kinda contemporary psychedelia with dystopian leanings. Also nodding towards the fug generated by certain ‘krautrock’ groups whilst retaining threads of those uncompromising power-noise surges he built his reputation on, this is music guaranteed to take you to new spaces before forcing you to nervously look over your shoulder. This is the fourth album for Fourth Dimension Records by Kleistwahr and once again arrives in an LP-style gatefold sleeve in keeping with the previous releases and, indeed, Broken Flag’s own design aesthetic. [label info]

Light Collapse -- "Grey Dress" -- 4 CD-R -- €10
2018 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT126, (ltd. 18)
Landscapes in grey veil. Gloom, calm before the storm, wind, rain and dust. Murky Drone Ambient in the style of Herbst9 and Dagda Mor, with howling of wind, sporadic mid-frequency clangings and industrial taste. 4 long tracks each of which sounds like a full-length album. DVD-box, cover made of grey textile paper. [label info]

Microspora -- "Pluton" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT139, (ltd. 59)
Fascinating bright trippy sci-fi Psychedelic Space Ambient dedicated to the most famous small planet of the Solar system. Pulsating spiral of mesmerizing sounds in a space journey by the great representative of the St. Petersburg noise school. This album may be considered as a continuation of "The Moooooon", but here things are getting even more interesting. Sleeve. [label info]

Millions Of Dead Tourists -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 1000+1 TiLt, (ltd. 220)
Experimental / Techno. You may remember P.S. Stamps Back? The project of Iason working the electronics to create a more dance oriented beat, with ‘Half Life’ (reviewed in Vital Weekly 1028) being a highlight so far. Here he teams up with two bass players, Sotiris and Yiannis (all of them come from circles in which last names don’t matter; ‘copies have no rights’ it says on the cover as a tell-all), who are a member of hardcore/grind band Ksera. They formed an alliance under the guise of Millions Of Dead Tourists in April 2016 and apart from two bass guitars, the other equipment is played by Iason, and that includes ‘audiomulch, nanozwerg, erebus synths, pedal effects and sequencer’. The five pieces on this self-titled CDR were recorded from May to September 2016. I had no idea what to expect really, and I was thinking something along the lines of Millions Of Dead Cops. That it is not. To me, but I’m sure this trio will see things entirely differently; Iason is the man who leads the troupe. There is quite a lot of sequencers and synthesizer sound to be noted in this music, and perhaps not a lot of bass guitar. It has not much to do with the world of hardcore or grindcore, and all with the alternative leanings of techno music. The bass guitar might very well be going through a bunch of sound effects, making it all light and thin, but it works well within the music. Should one not know this is a trio of musicians playing together, it could as easily pass as a one-man electronic army with a bunch of lo-fi apparatus, producing a wackier form of techno than one usually hears in a sweaty club. I very much enjoyed this crude take on techno, and towards the end, ‘The Day 1.71 Billion People Died And Went To Facebook” (which says probably they aren’t a laughing bunch) they go for some excellent minimalist guitar sound, acid synth, bass sequencer and a fine slow rhythm. I am not sure about the political side of all of this, but the music sounds quite all right. You should see me leaping up and down in the VW HQ. [FdW, Vital Weekly]

Mykoriza -- "Koagula" -- 2 CD-R -- €8
2018 Biosonar^Lo-End, 076/2018-cdr, (ltd. 31)
This album consisting of two streams/mixes refers to the multi-layered sound blankets of the project LUNAR ABYSS, from which actually Mykoriza derived. This means half-dreams and visions on the boundaries of sensations are also here. The nature of tens of parallel streams varies from strange loops and analog synthesis to tape mushes and hardware glitches with trills of invisible creatures. Soft ambient noises, lava flows, slow and saturated. Artwork - textured paper sleeve marked by hand... [label info]

N. ‎–- "Boring Noise 2002" -- 4 CD-R -- €20
2009 Rokot, RKT-05, (ltd. 56)
Four live recordings from 2002, from the classics of the Italian power electronics. Powerful and dense sound typical for this project. DVD-box. A rariry. [YAOP]

Nihil Verum -- "Hibacu Jimocu" -- CD EP -- €7
2017 1000+1 TiLt
Synthwave / Acid / Techno. I don’t think I heard of Nihil Verum before and the website says: “ps stamps back used dreadbox erebus and mfb doninion to make the Bass; jason bakey, ableton live to make the Rhythms. the noises and samples, they shared”. I vaguely have an idea what that means. Four pieces here, lasting twenty-seven minutes, which seems a bit short to me. Maybe, so I was thinking when I was playing this, PS Stamps Back changed his own music and made it less techno, because he now has Nihil Verum to do work with rhythms. The four pieces are all about a nice kick drum, a crashing of hi-hats and a bouncing bass line, and the outcome is some excellent retro acid techno music. Not super fast, but also not very slick. There is exactly that rough edge around the music that I like. Be it a wacky sound from a synth, a field recording of insects or voice sampled from television. It is not for me to say if this is the kind of music that should do well on the dance floor, but I surely can imagine an alternative scene in which people dance to this roughness. [FdW, Vital Weekly]

Phurpa -- "Gyer Ro" -- 2 CD -- €15
2017 Cyclic Law, 91st Cycle, (ltd. 500)
New offering from Russia’s shamanic ritualists PHURPA. Channeling the void with their eerie and engulfing overtone ritual chants rooted in the BON tradition of Tibet, their mesmerising rituals are used as a tool of transmogrification. The chanting meditations are accentuated by the use nga drums, rolmo cymbals, gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. Their performances are meant as exercises in aural power, channeled primordial sounds aimed to alter ones consciousness, otherworldly prayer mantras pulsating through the chakras. This exhaustive Double album was recorded in Moscow, Russia in March 2016. Let go and touch the emptiness… [label info]

PS Stamps Back -- "Mousiki gia Chandakia" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 1000+1 TiLt
Experimental Electronics / Synthwave. Modern pessimism meets retro electronica. Music for various catastrophes. Fuck off happy people. All songs worked and recorded during the last 6 years, at peak points of humanity’s glory march down the drain. MFB, eowave and dementia synths, reaktor and audiomulch, string intsruments, field recordings and various pedal effects were used and abused for these 11 songs, moving from drony electronics to technoid melancholia. [label info]

raison d'etre -- "Alchymeia" -- CD -- €13
2018 Cyclic Law, 101st Cycle, (ltd. 500)
It’s with great honour that we present the latest album by Swedish dark ambient stalwart raison d’être. This time Peter Andersson scrutinizes the paths of Carl Gustav Jung's notions of archetypes and the individuation process. Just like Mise en Abyme, the previous raison d'être album from 2014, Alchymeia is diving deep down to the shadows of the unconsciousness, and back to a dawn of the true Self. Confronting the shadow within is the darkest time of despair. There seems no way forward, only down. All is blackening and decomposed. Suddenly, through an enantiodromia, the ever deepening descent into the unconscious transmogrifies and becomes gradually illuminated. The melancholia is being purified. Alchymeia is in a sense the “raison d'être” of raison d'être, a shadowy journey through our unconscious the individuation process and archetypes. [label info]

Sombre Wrath -- "Radioperehväät" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Operator Produkzion, OPERPRODUKT135, (ltd. 35)
The Russian radionoise scene that was resounding in old times hasn't pleased its fans with interesting works for a long time. And now - a new discovery in this genre, and what a discovery it is! The full-length album of the new project by the legendary Den Noiser (Mare Desiderii, Omutt, Morbid Fetish and many more) is not just a recorded piece of meditative radio ether, but an attempt of collecting a full-fledged interesting album comprised of diverse dynamic tracks with various moods, without using any manipulations with an equalizer or other means of processing. An attempt that is 200% successful! A truly fascinating and enthralling disc proving that radionoise is not only fixations, but also Creativity in the highest sense of this word. Next to the title of each track the author indicated the frequencies of the fixations - as an additional experience you can check out how the things are going there now. Black & white A5 cover. [label info]

Splintered -- "Moraine" -- CD -- €10
1996/2017 Fourth Dimension Records, FDCD99
Experimental / Free Jazz / Noise. Remastered reissue of the 1997 album originally issued on vinyl only by Germany's Suggestion and No Risk No Fun labels. Two lengthy tracks comprising piano, found sounds, saxophone, electronics and suchlike besides the full-on and blissed-out psychedelic-noise the group were renowned for. This remastered reissue also includes new, exclusive bonus material by Sion Orgon, Stuart Theme and Steve Pittis / Band Of Pain. [label info]

Srub -- "Chton" -- CD -- €10
2015/2017 FireStorm Production, FSP-029-17 / Infinite Fog Productions, IF-82, (ltd. 500)
Folk Rock / Post-Punk. The forest is full of mysteries. There are a lot of black trails and unseen night creatures. If they bring you to a foggy meadow, know that the amulet has saved you. Or you'll be buried in a thicket and never return home. And there, at the end of the path, there is a laughing silence, placing spider webs. Waiting for you. Chthonic... Surprisingly, SRUB mix European post-punk with the spirit of a dark forest, rhythmic shamanism with a meditative occultism, the uncertainty of the future with the sincerity of children's fears. SRUB already irretrievably led secret paths into the wild thickets most fans chthonic and unknown. SRUB is one of the leading groups of modern post-punk, the shadows of long-forgotten beliefs come to life in their songs, melodies burst into the very soul, and the live energy of their concerts makes even Death itself dance, which has already been verified many times. Coming "Sunrise", and let it be revealed to us. [label info]

Srub -- "Pesni Zlyh Tsvetov (Songs of Evil Flowers)" -- CD -- €10
2016/2017 FireStorm Production, FSP-030-17 / Infinite Fog Productions, IF-83, (ltd. 500)
Folk Rock / Post-Punk. Songs of evil flowers is an Ouroboros-album. The eponymous final composition brings us back to the beginning: "We must find the way back." The album is as integral and conceptual, as it is eclectic and dichotomous. Through the whole album several antagonisms are to be found: reality and dream, truth and lies, good and evil. The central key to unraveling this image is faith: "Do you still believe in fairy tales?" Everyone must find the answer to this question himself. Mysterious images are hard to understand: is it reality or is it a dream? And is the fear of thickets made up by ourselves? Or do the goosebumps appear on skin for real, in our reality? Invisible, but noticeable presence. Obviously. A different force awaits our decisions: "And with an invisible hand bears the light over you", "His shadows sang in a fog," "And over a long road He will silently set us the cross". Whose image one can see in these songs? Who is He? Should we go after Him or is He a phenomenon of evil forces. We do not give answers. We do not know the answers. Songs of evil flowers is an album of secrets. The choice of the right path does not exclude the acquisition of sacral knowledge. We are all looking. We are all alike, and we follow exactly in footsteps. We are revealed but we come in dreams. Our log house is abandoned, but full of evil flowers. Singing these songs. [label info]

V/A -- "Protos Orofos - 9" -- CD-R -- €5
2017 Protos Orofos, (ltd. 200)
This is a compilation of bands and musicians who played live at Protos Orofos events in Thessaloniki, Greece from December 2016 to May 2017. Mytrip, Kostadis, Ξέρα, Τσόκολς, Hexorcismos & May Roosevelt, Totsouko, Millions Of Dead Tourists, Dead Gum, F.F.M.A.D., Skallhal, Epavlis Pavlakis & Νικόλας Μαλεβίτσης. Edition of 200 copies with silver foil stamping on dark blue paper.


Anipoforoi -- "Η Ομίχλη / Ξέχασέ Το / 8 Φορές" -- 7" -- €7
2014 Eirkti, eirma 013, (ltd. 500)
New Wave / Post-Punk. Anipoforoi (Ανυπόφοροι) are one of the first punk and post-punk bands active in the Greek underground music scene. Formed in Athens in 1979, they produced a series of powerful original compositions reflecting the youth spirit of those times. They were quite active in the following years, having a systematic stage presence and a positive response. However, it took more than three decades to complete the first official release - "8 Φορές / Λίγο Πριν Το Τέλος" (eirma 04, 2010). The second single (and the second release of the band) contains three songs made in the early 1980s which capture the sound & mood of this particular period. The record was printed in the edition of 500 copies in 5 different colours. We have a copy with a transparent dark green vinyl.

Grim -- "Psycho Sun" -- LP -- €23
2013 Steinklang Industries, SK68, (ltd. 500)
What Steinklang presents You here is the next REVOLUTION after the brilliant revival of Japans Ritual Industrial legend VASILISK. "Psycho Sun" is the first new album of Japans Noise-Pioneers GRIM since 27 years and their sound did not loose a single quantum of power in all those years! This is PURE GRIM, like three decades before!... In the mid 80ies GRIM released three incredible milestones of Industrial Noise music, the LP "Folk Music", as well as the 7" "Amaterasu" and the more folky 12" "Message". These three releases always were and still are the "holy grail" amongst the most wanted collectors-items of this genre... Short history: GRIM as well as VASILISK developed out of the legendary Industrial duo WHITE HOSPITAL (aka Jun Konagaya and Tomo Kuwahara). Both artists were mainly inactive over the last 25 years and now both felt the sparkle to start again doing music, but not like most other "re-starters", who are just a pale shade from their earlier times - GRIM and VASILISK are doing the same fantastic music now, than they did in their early years! [press-release]

Sewer Election -- "Internal" -- LP -- €19
2017 Jartecknet, 30, (ltd. 300)
Noise / Experimental. There is no need to provide any introductory notes for Sewer Election as the project is practically an institution by now, constantly exploring new audio and visual territories - Internal is no exception. Compared to the previous LP released this year by Sewer Election - Malign - the contrasts could not have been sharper. The bleak folkish tunes of Malign are replaced with two longer tracks of decomposed feedback loops and sometimes vociferous, piercing electronics - funneled through amplifiers, adding an airy, yet intense sound. Internal dwells in a musical borderland - hard to fit into any neat musical niche - this of course, should not surprise anyone who is acquainted to the oeuvre of an artist that refuses the road of conformity. [label info]

Troum -- "AIWS" -- LP -- €20
2007/2018 Backwards, BW25, (ltd. 300)
AIWS covers studio-recordings composed from 2002-2005. These musicians have compiled some of their most favorable pieces through the years to be placed on this release. Presenting nine analogue (4&8 track) recorded compositions that lead the listener through vast feelings of beautifully deep melancholic and hypnotic states of mind. Composed with guitar-drones and harmonic phrases that are processed in various ways creating an atmosphere of the sublime and emotional meditative states that transcend listener to immerse within themselves. Ingredients: Sufi-songs, old vinyl-crackles, acoustic & e-guitars, e-bow, e-bass, voice & whisperings, accordion & flute. One of the most emotional and profound Troum releases! Dedicated to Eternity. Re-mastered by Thomas Dimuzio. New amazing artwork by Pierre-Ives Girard. 300 copies on black vinyl. [label info]


Borisov, Alexei & Dave Phillips -- "Live Duo Recordings Russia 2016" -- C-45 -- €6
2018 Nazlo Records, NzR089, (ltd. 60)
New tape release by Alexei Borisov & Dave Phillips - Live Duo Recordings Russia 2016 (100 years of dada tour) - 45 minute mix of parts of 6 performances in different cities in Russia. Two-sided j-card, recycled tapes. [label info]

Con-Dom ‎–- "War And Ordnance" -- CS -- €14
2016 Freak Animal Records
Two exceptional live shows. On side A, you have full length War Against Society set, which for my knowledge has never been featured in any of his live releases. Recorded in Zurich 2015. B-side includes even more exceptional set, related to Shards of Ordnance 2xCD release. Live in Lahti, Finland, 2014, Con-Dom performed 35 minute set consisting nothing but rare tracks. Studio versions featured in various compilations, while this was first and only time these tracks have been played live! 12 page mini booklet inside J-card, chrome tapes, 1:1 real speed dubbing. [label info]

d E -- "s/t" -- C-50 -- €7
2016 E.D.A. records, k.703, (ltd. 100)
Experimental / Drone project from Athens, Greece. "d E is about the process of combining analog / digital sound generators and field recordings to create soundscapes, drones and noises as these are perceived synaesthetically. Inspired by techniques like automatic writing, all the tracks are live mixed and recorded as one-shot meditations, aiming to capture the feeling and the entropy of the moment intact." [from the author]

d E -- "Cognition" -- C-20 -- €7
2017 E.D.A. records, k.711 / E.C.T., #05, (ltd. 75)
Drone / Soundscape. The Greek project d E presents an aural trip to the primary cognitive stages of a human from its birth to a formal operational state. "Sensing arrays, memory in bits interrupts a closed loop control system. Ever evolving." [label info]

Deffektegg -- "Weightless" -- C-60 -- €7
2014 Amek, amek003 / Abandonment, [AB]TP-005 / Mahorka, mhrk140, (ltd. 30)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Deffektegg is a cold hand reaching through the black and morphing surface of the sea, which is exactly where Weightless emerged from. Mostly built on deep and thick drones, but sometimes crushed by distortion and swallowed in the abrasive and distant voices of drowned souls, Weightless is hypnotizing like the songs of hundred sirens, but carries endless grief for all lives, forever lost in the black waters... All music and photography brought by the mighty waves of the Bulgarian Black Sea and captured by Yavor Grancharov from 2008 to 2014. DIY production / C60 tape with stickers, b/w artwork on glossy cardboard. [label info]

Expose Your Eyes -- "Harrison's Hand" -- C-60 -- €7
2017 E.C.T., #04, (ltd. 50)
Noise / Power Noise. All tracks recorded late 1990s - early 2000s by Paul Harrison in West Yorkshire, England. 50 numbered copies.

Gradatsiya -- "Kitchen Noise" -- C-60 -- €7
2017 E.C.T., #06, (ltd. 25)
Harsh Noise from Perm, Russia.

Grim Machine -- "Heterodoxa / Une Totale Midnight Chamber Music" -- C-60 -- €7
2017 E.D.A. records, k.709 / E.C.T., #01, (ltd. 50)
Noise / Musique Concrète from Athens, Greece. Grim Machine is Alex M’s project, and the material runs from harsh to mysterious in quick order. One side of Heterodoxa is a studio assemblage, the other side is live and both go all over the place (although the live side’s more monolithic). Metal-edged noise generation gives way to babbling sound poetry, which evolves into musique concrète collaging and so on. Very neat. [The Wire]

Grim Machine -- "Hisss Tape" -- C-60 -- €7
2017 E.C.T., #08 / Concrete Noise, C.N.01, (ltd. 50)
Noise / Musique Concrète from Athens, Greece. Side A - Tape recorder, amplifiers, IC recorder, microphone, speakers. Feedback noise action recordings. Trying to cope with the unexpected. Side B - Found sounds cut-up synthesis. Sound objects become subject. Out of context, into reality. [label info]
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K.N.N.T. -- "s/t" -- C-20 -- €7
2017 Krapp's Tapes, krapp07, (ltd. 50)
Industrial from Thessaloniki, Greece.

Laskovoe Echo -- "Journey Tape" -- CS -- €5
2018 YAOP, YAOP 093, (ltd. 27)
Analogue Electronics / Psychedelic Noise. On their second full-length album Laskovoe Echo come to the apotheosis of retrograde analogue sound and truly gourmet mastering based on the technologies from the 60-ies. The result is a multicolored psychedelic journey, which could well have become cult album among the psychonauts fifty years ago. However, even now "Journey Tape" sounds fresh and mesmerizing. Colorful covers, numbered by hand. Cassette with hand-painted stickers. [label info]

Mykoriza -- "Koagula" -- C-90 -- €8
2018 Biosonar^Lo-End, 076/2018-tape, (ltd. 31)
This album consisting of two streams/mixes refers to the multi-layered sound blankets of the project LUNAR ABYSS, from which actually Mykoriza derived. This means half-dreams and visions on the boundaries of sensations are also here. The nature of tens of parallel streams varies from strange loops and analog synthesis to tape mushes and hardware glitches with trills of invisible creatures. Soft ambient noises, lava flows, slow and saturated. Artwork - textured paper sleeve marked by hand... [label info]

Pustota -- "Polkorridora"-- C-60 -- €6
2018 Biosonar^Lo-End, 075/2018, (ltd. 11)
A combined concept of non-participation and choice. Two dictaphone recordings of three sources of different noisy contents: overcompressed tape distortions, hardware glitches and recordings of street rumblings. The resulting sound resembles the "noise wall" style, but retains the tactical features of this project. Artwork - cardboard sleeve covered with coarse black polyethylene. [label info]

Radiostalking -- "Pionerlager' - Yacheiki"-- C-90 -- €8
2018 Biosonar^Lo-End, 074/2018-tape, (ltd. 11)
Ninety-minute cassette of radio-fixations of summer nocturnal ether in the north of the Leningrad region. Side A - a recording of the search of abrasive radionoises on the territory of an abandoned Soviet pioneer camp. Side B - broadband reception of distorted codenames of ham operators and radio control services. This edition has all the signs of artistic differentiation of noises and can be used for aesthetic compensation of energy loss. Artwork - kraft-cardboard envelope. [label info]

Ramon Merkader -- "Gel" -- CS -- €7
2018 Nazlo Records, NzR085, (ltd. 7)
New album of Rámon Merkader - the most stoned stoner-pop duo, the most retro of retro-vaporwave, the most shoegazing of post-shoegazers etc. Ltd. to 7, for ritual purpose 4 undisclosed kinds of cover were made and 4 kinds of recycled tapes were used for the 7 copies of tape, with 3 different pictures on cover and with no picture at all. Dedicated to all kinds of stuff related to ice except for the ice-cream. [label info]

RR Hearse & Furnace Miskin -- "Swinging Scarecrows" -- C-50 -- €7
2016 Hypnos Records, HYP 001, (ltd. 50)
Old School Minimal Synth from Athens, Greece. Recorded by Labros Tsamis (mini synth, drum machine, spoken word) and Theophanis Melas (mini synth, lead vocals) live on audio tape at Labros Tsamis' apartment on 17.11.1988. No microphones, no amplifiers, no overdubs, no rehearsals, no thanks. Thank you.

Torturing Nurse -- "Unbiased" -- 5" reel-to-reel -- €13
2018 Nazlo Records, NzR084, (ltd. 12)
"new reel-to-reel release on nazlo - the legendary TORTURING NURSE noise-action project from Shanghai - probably first (and possibly last) time released on the most convenient media-format ever, half an hour of refrashing experimental power-electronics sound from your favourite Shanghai band." [label info]

V/A -- "Disjecta Membra #1" -- C-60 -- €7
2016 E.D.A. records, k.704, (ltd. 150)
A compilation of experimental music from Greece: El Mal, Satanico, Coàgul, Lewel, Mad Masks, Σύμπτωμα Τρόμου, Narog, Xtematic, d E, Κονσέρβες, Banetoriko, Dumzday. Comes with a 16-page booklet.

V/A -- "A Group Of Sexual Perverts" -- CS -- €12
2016 Bacteria Field, BACTERIA FIELD 029, (ltd. 99)
Noise / Power Electronics. "To keep something hidden from those who love you. Something you've done that you're ashamed of, or something that has happened to you." DETERGE, MANIA, WONDERLAND CLUB, VASCULAE, NO DREAMS, JONATHAN CANADY, PURITY OF ESSENCE. Comes with 14 page 8 x 10" zine.

V/A -- "Not A Time To Betray" -- CS -- €5
2018 UIS, UIS-10
The Iranian Revolution which overthrew the monarchy in February 1979 and proclaimed the Islamic Republic of Iran sent shockwaves around the world. The choice made by the Iranian people was of crucial historical importance: it shaped the course of the country’s development and also influenced the political climate of the entire region. Countless books and articles have been written on the causes and consequences of the Revolution, alongside no end of documentaries films. The aim of our compilation "Not A Time To Betray" is not to evaluate the events of those days but to try to convey the feel and mood of Iranian society in 1978–1979... The compilation includes the work of nine musical projects from Russia, Germany and the UK. Audio cassettes were randomly circulated in Tehran and Bandar Abbas in January 2018... Participants: Project Transmissions, T-Union, Grёzoblazhenstvie, Presskopf, Qamat is-sa'atu, Blue Dervish, Ajuleg & Irm, Holy Palms, KRRAU & Σολομών. [label info]

V/A -- "Nyrkki & Kyrpa III" -- C-80 -- €7
2012 Filth And Violence, FILTH&VIOLENCE-68, (ltd. 250)

V/A -- "Soundtrack From The Ruins Of Europe" -- 2 x C-60 BOX -- €15
2018 E.C.T., #07, (ltd. 75)
A compilation of Greek experimental underground music. Perpetual Darkness, Xtematic, Louis Friend, Grim Machine, Lefterna, Black Paralysis, :dARM, N.S.V., Black Faun, Πτώματα, Behind You. The box includes two C-60 cassettes and a booklet of 8 pages.

Flea market

Arsenne + Cisak + Oleksinski - Untitled - CD - VG+/NM - 2015 - Frozen Light - FZL 027 - Ltd. 300 - €1.40
Astarium - Winter Growths (Part II) - CD - VG/NM - 2015 - Dark East Productions / Nihil Art Records / NitroAtmosfericum Records - DEP 019 / NAR 024 / NRN-031 - Ltd. 1000 - €2.80
irr. app. (ext.) - Perekluchenie - CD - VG+ - 2005 - Beta-lactam Ring Records - mt072b - €5.70
Notchnoi Prospekt - Polyurythane - CD - NM/VG - 2017 - Frozen Light - FZL 058 - Ltd. 300 - €1.40
Optical Musics - The First Words (Recordings 1984-1987) - 2 CD + BOOK - NM/VG+ - 2017 - more mars team / noise-below / Hxoi Kato Apo To Spiti - mm20 / hxoi v-02 - Ltd. 200 - €8.50

Killer Bug - Shitsuke - LP - M/VG - 2016 - Skeleton Dust Recordings / New Forces - SDR046 / NF043 - €8.50
Netzach - Altitude Of Thurs - LP - VG/VG+ - 1998 - Membrum Debile Propaganda - MDP 6000-29 - Ltd. 300 - €5.70

Wince - Vasovagal Syncope (spec. ed.) - CS - M/VG+ - 2010 - White Centipede Noise - WCN005 - Ltd. 30 - €7.80

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

IV. Back in stock

Bianchi, Maurizio -- "Anthology 1981-1984" -- 2 CD -- €17
2014 Steinklang Industries, SK86, (ltd. 75)
Steinklang presents the first official release of the famous, mega-rare and incredibly expensive Japan bootleg from the early 1990ies. The music is completely remastered and newly edited and is not compareable to the low-fi sound of the original. A real Industrial Killer-Album! [label info] WHITE VELVET edition.

Deison + Gianluca Favaron -- "Nearly Invisible" -- CD + booklet -- €5
2015 13, sps1510, (ltd. 230)
Cristiano Deison and Gianluca Favaron met in 2011 when the latter was a guest on Deison's "Night Sessions" album on Silentes. Both involved in many projects and music collaborations - Favaron with Lasik Surgery, Maribor, Zbeen and Under The Snow, and Deison with Mingle, Matteo Uggeri and Maurizio Bianchi - during the summer of 2015, at last free from previous engagements, they finally decide to mix their sound attitudes and give life to "Nearly Invisible", an album where they process concrete sounds, field-recordings, digital impulses and analog tapes. A sort of "rational improvisation" where the two artists have a conversation talking through the sounds of their surrounding realities. A slow overlapping of contaminated drones, embedded with manipulated noises describes "nearly invisible" environments visually captured by the companion pictures taken by Stefano Gentile. Rough images, textured, dirty; details that open windows onto landscapes where you can recognize panoramas, shadows and structures. All of this is presented in a high quality package. [label info]

Dvory -- "Autumnal Ragas" -- CD-R -- €8
2013 self-released
A project from Tver, Russia, which we know for a split cassette with Lunar Abyss and hypnotic live gig at Solar Systo 2013 festival. The duo performs beautiful drone ambient on guitar and trumpet. Coiled loops of guitar harmonies eternally sway just like ocean waves, creating timeless atmosphere, and mild trumpet parts glide through the musical canval like feathery clouds in clear sky. As this is an "autumnal" album, there is a touch of melancholy, but it is just semi-transparent hues, never breaking serene contemplation. Incredibly beautiful hand-painted oversized cardboard sleeve.

Grim -- "Maha" -- 2 CD -- €17
2015 Steinklang Industries, SK88, (ltd. 412)
The famous Japanese Ritual Industrial-Noise pioneers GRIM are back with a fantastic new double-album! The album is a insanely brilliant mixture of psychotic rhythms with schizophrenical vocals and powerful Industrial songs in typical oldschool GRIM style. Double CD comes in mega-heavy coated Japan-style gatefold-cover, with a 8-page booklet in the middle and with original Japanese innersleeves. [label info]

Illusion Of Safety -- "Sweet Dreams" -- 10" -- €5
2012 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-17, (ltd. 500)
3-track EP by the legendary experimental project from Illinois / Chicago-area around DAN BURKE, one of the inventors of what once was called "Ambient Industrial", undergoing through many musical changes through their almost 30 years of existence; SWEET DREAMS is an almost psychedelic record, using many incredible acousmatic sounds coming from field recordings & instrumental sources; lim. 500 3-colour vinyl with stunning artwork by TILMANN BENNINGHAUS, Berlin, and mastering by THOMAS DIMUZIO!! [label info]

Interior Disposition -- "Taedium Vitae" -- CD -- €10
2010 Nihil Art Records, NAR 002, (ltd. 500)
Dark drone ambient. The album is dedicated to memory of Italian musician Marco Corbelli, the only member of project Atrax Morgue. On May, 6th, 2007 at the age of 36 years old he has committed suicide. New album of Interior Disposition "Taedium Vitae" is the attempt to glance in the painful world of the Italian artist. [label info]

Litvin, Arseny -- "Litarsgen-Reverberoidnaya Kislota" -- CD-R -- €7
2017 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_12, (ltd. 18)
Noise / Drone / Experimental. Small portion of audio drugs from the label boss. Sepia schizophrenia inside a boarded up wooden house. Unbearable reverberation of the universe in just one dose. One pill will make you primitive, another one will turn you in an old shabby tile. And from there it's not far to a theoretically infinite zen effect. CD-R with printed surface, packed in a half-DVD-box. [label info]

Majdanek Waltz -- "Die Blinden Schutzen" -- CD -- €10
2016 Sulphur Flowers, SF 7
Catharsis as art - the new full-length work of the leading Russian dark-folk project perfectly transmits the feeling of the devouring purification: death folk still has the right to exist, although most part of the time we are immersed in the deep swamps of dark ambient, embraced by the mysterious neoclassical chimes. 6-panel digipak in slipcase. [label info]

Nytt Land -- "Skopun" -- CD -- €10
2016 Sulphur Flowers, SF 9
Nordic Folk. All lyrics on this album are taken from the "Elder Edda" (Edda Saemundar), mostly from "Prophecy of the Völva" (Voluspa) and sung in ancient Icelandic language, the language in which "Elder Edda" was written. All musical material was performed on reconstructed ancient Scandinavian instruments from the times of the original epos was conceived: bowed lyre (tagelharpa), overtone flute (seljefloyte), frame drum, mouth harp. [from the authors]

Sturmpercht -- "Geister Im Waldgebirg" -- CD -- €12
2006/2014 Percht, Percht 27, (ltd. 150)
This newly rearranged version of Geister im Waldgebird was put together and partially re-recorded by Stefan Traumüller and Max Percht in late fall 2014. To this effect, the original raw takes of the individual songs were used; those songs were partially rearranged and complemented with new recordings (additional vocals and instruments). This reissue is like a new album! This green velvet hardcover CD-book edition with silver embossed print is limited to 150 copies. [label info]

Sturmpercht -- "Sturm ins Leben Wild Hinein!" -- CD -- €10
2004/2010 Percht, Percht02
Due to many requests for a digital version of the first Sturmpercht LP, we decided to rerelease this obscure pearl of Alpine-Folkmusic on CD now... This album is pure weird Alpine-Folk music with martial drinking-songs, alpine battle-hymns and strange fairie-tales out from the deepest Austrian and Bavarian forests, all embedded in a breath of black Monty Python humour. [label info]

V/A -- "Immo Vero" -- 2 CD-R -- €9
2011 InterioRepertoR, ir09/ir10
A compilation featuring dark ambient tracks from the new generation of underground artists from Russia and throughout the world: Xalm Retribution, Andres Westrvm & Alex Hedin, Electroshepherd, Ego Ex Nihil, Shebuzzz, Interior Disposition, Jism, Exploplasmatic Coagulation, Brut, Oleg Hurvatov, Fanum, Exit In Grey, Dark Legacy, Dispersive Light, Lanceolaria Im Licht Der Laterne, Gulp Of Noise, Sister Loolomie, Square Goose.

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