It's been a long time since we had new releases – and finally they've materialized!
Firstly, this is the fourth part of the "Znaki"
series created with the kultFRONT
label, which contains a collection of tracks by Kryptogen Rundfunk
from the period of 2003-2006 and wonderful t-shirts based on the cover design made by the maestro Oleg Paschenko
Secondly, the long-awaited new studio album by Lunar Abyss Deus Organum "Khara-Khoto"
, released in two versions: on CDs and cassettes.
And thirdly, the recording of the performance by Petrograd Drone Gathering
(to which the participants of the aforementioned projects are directly related) at the Electro-Mechanica
festival held in November 2018 in St. Petersburg. A small edition in the extremely outdated but still beloved CD-R format.
And of course, additions to our mailorder catalogue: new releases from Allerseelen
, Massimo Magrini
), Spiral Vremeni
, Theodor Bastard
, plus new releases by BioSonar
, Nazlo Records
, Aural Hypnox
, Mapawi Records
and much more!
Meanwhile, I'd like to remind about our WINTER SALE -50%
which will last only for one more week! If you wanted to order something, but hesitated for some reason – now is the right moment to buy it at half price. In the distro catalogue
look for the sign [-50%]
, and in the rare & used list
sale items are marked by green colour. Please send your orders by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Reservations are possible for a reasonable period.
And the February mixtape #24 is here:
That's it for now.
Wish you a great end of the week!
I. New releases
"Elusive Trajectories 2003-2006"
CD (ltd. 300)
1. Old Recipe For Modern Society
2. Vision Reflections
3. No Hamsters Were Harmed During The Recording Of This Song
5. Submarine Lysergine
7. The Glass From Leng
8. RNS (wry loop mix)
10. Ether Spy Babka_rkTM4x4
12. Travka Zeleneet
14. Throughout Time
15. See You In 6 Hours
total length: 76:14
CD price: €10
T-shirt price: €18
"Elusive Trajectories 2003-2006" @ bandcamp
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The series of archive recordings "Znaki / Die Zeichen" continues! The labels kultFRONT and ZHELEZOBETON present its fourth installment – the collection of compositions of the St. Petersburg-based noise project Kryptogen Rundfunk, recorded in 2003-2006. Most of these tracks were released on small-edition compilations of the same time, but some of them remained unpublished until now.
This album offers a fresh look at the early period of Kryptogen Rundfunk’s sound in all its diversity. Sharp injections of digital glitches are polished by dense electronic drone and radio noises, raw sound of Soviet analogue synthesizers pervades the space with low-frequency vibrations, drum machines rumble in a slow industrial dance with a sampler used instead of a vocalist... The textures of the tracks vary from dark abstract drone ambient to edgy dashing noise, sometimes passing the stage of funny delusional rhythmic sketches. Each composition here is a separate short story, from a 12-minute immersion into the depths of radio waves on a psychedelic submarine to a 1-second collage made of several found sounds.
Traditionally for the "Znaki" series the artwork was created by the media artist Oleg Paschenko (http://humanimalien.ru). Based on the cover design, a small edition of Kryptogen Rundfunk’s t-shirts has also been printed. The t-shirts are made of premium quality “penye” fabric and are available in all sizes between XS and XXL.
Previous albums in the "Znaki / Die Scherben" series are:
Lunar Abyss Deus Organum
CD (ltd. 300)
1. Plusquam Perfectum (feat. Neznamo)
2. Lama Chenno
3. Khara-Khoto (Anamezon rmx)
4. Radio Druk
5. Sinie Ozera
7. Yagodnoe Dno (Anamezon rmx)
total length: 67:52
CS (ltd. 50)
A1. Plusquam Perfectum (feat. Neznamo)
A2. Lama Chenno
A3. Khara-Khoto (Anamezon rmx)
A4. Radio Druk
B1. Sinie Ozera
B3. Yagodnoe Dno (Anamezon rmx)
total length: 34:02 + 34:00
"Khara-Khoto" @ bandcamp
Lunar Abyss Deus Organum:
bandcamp | facebook | vk | soundcloud
We gladly present the new Lunar Abyss Deus Organum full-length album "Khara-Khoto"! In fact, this is the first big studio work of the project after "Atimudra" (2012, BioSonar^Labyrint) and a long series of split-releases, collaborations, live recordings and various small editions.
Khara-Khoto was the name of a Tangut city with Buddhist culture which existed in the XI-XIV centuries before it was captured by the troops of the Chinese Ming dynasty (nowadays it's geographically located in the Chinese Inner Mongolia). The idea of creating this album appeared after visiting a special exhibition at the Hermitage, which presented a lot of original artifacts from this ancient settlement buried in the sands. Special inspiration came from a deep understanding of the ephemeral and impermanent nature of existence – even prosperous cultures can die in one moment because of the blind greed of invaders.
From the musical point of view, here one can hear the full sound palette typical for Lunar Abyss. This includes multilayered ambiental sketches with flowing chains of samples, voice loops and acoustic instruments; rhythmic percussive tracks with vigorous pulsating energy; abstract collages made of analogue electronics, radio noises and fragments of television programs; semi-static enveloping drones spiced up with field recordings. The psychedelic kaleidoscope of aural images continues its work – the fans of the albums "Snovidenie", "Tuntury" and "Atimudra" won't be disappointed!
The physical edition of the album is made in two versions: a CD limited to 300 copies in a matte 4-panel foldout digisleeve and an audio cassette with a chrome (type II) tape, limited to 50 copies. The digital version is available on bandcamp.
Petrograd Drone Gathering is an improvisational orchestra of mostly St. Petersburg-based experimental musicians with shifting line-up, often performing at different venues in the city and at open-air events of varying privacy. This recording was made on November 3, 2018 at the Electro-Mechanica XIII festival held at the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. This time the line-up of the Drone Gathering featured Alexey Korablin (KorA/M, Moss Reconstruction), Evgeniy Savenko (Lunar Abyss, Mykoriza), M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk), Tim Six (Creation VI) and Pavel Dombrovskiy (Uhushuhu), the video-projection was created live by VJ Yuri Elik.
For 50 minutes the musicians explore the Bermuda triangle of the ambient, drone and noise genres. Synthesizers, guitars, voices, acoustic instruments and endless twists of sound effects merge into a single vibrating stream. The flow of music constantly changes its properties: sometimes the atmosphere is getting rarefied, creating lacunae of subtle harmonies and melodic lines, sometimes it builds up layers and acquires density turning into noisy rolling waves… Timeless and non-conceptual music for open minds.
II. Forthcoming events
TREHA SEKTORI, PHURPA
St. Petersburg, Serdce. More info...
HOLOCODER, GEKATA, DTFN
Novosibirsk, Legenda. More info...
TREHA SEKTORI, PHURPA
Moscow, Pluton. More info...
Moscow, Pravda. More info...
14.03.2019 - Utero-Fest #2
GANZER, KROL, KASHCHEY, ORET, SUMERECHNIY SAD
St. Petersburg, Serdce. More info..
15.03.2019 - Pan Resistance
LE SYNDICAT ELECTRONIQUE, BRUTA NON CALCULANT, SWESOR BHRATER, ACTE MAJEUR, MYSKA
St. Petersburg, Mosaique. More info...
St. Petersburg, Lendok. More info...
16.03.2019 - Pan Resistance
LE SYNDICAT ELECTRONIQUE, BRUTA NON CALCULANT, SWESOR BHRATER, ACTE MAJEUR, MYSKA
Moscow, Pluton. More info...
Moscow, Aglomerat. More info...
Moscow, Pluton. More info...
VATICAN SHADOW, KRUGOM16
Moscow, Pluton. More info...
RAISON D'ETRE, DESIDERII MARGINIS, CREATION VI
St. Petersburg, The Place. More info...
RAISON D'ETRE, DESIDERII MARGINIS, CREATION VI
Moscow, DOM. More info...
PINK TURNS BLUE
Moscow, Rock House. More info...
PINK TURNS BLUE
St. Petersburg, Serdce. More info...
St. Petersburg, Zal. More info...
Moscow, Moscow Station Hall. More info...
III. New items in mailorder catalogue
CDs & CD-Rs
AEOGA -- "Coav" -- CD -- €12
2004/2016 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM11], (ltd. 455)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Finnish label Aural Hypnox was founded only in 2004 but has already obtained reputation of qualified provider of dark drone/ritual music with their project Halo Manash. The new band on this label sounds quiet in vein - music is based on eerie guitar feedback textures, archaic drum and cymbal patterns, atonal/tonal vocalizations and various distant/peculiar sample layers. "To exhaust mind and body in order to obtain a condition of non-consciousness and thus receive, realize and create material based on both primal and absent vision". Enclosed inside a screen printed, white Stellar Mansion cardboard covers including four two-sided insert cards and a four panel booklet.
AEOGA -- "Obsidian Outlander" -- CD -- €12
2017 Aural Hypnox / Sublunar Series, [AH16], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Obsidian Outlander’ slowly weaves together droning fabric of guitars and analog synths that melt together with abstract sounds and field recordings. Whereas earlier works have been more holistic in nature, ‘Obsidian Outlander’ is maybe the most narrow-focused thus far – bound to only certain frame and concept. The album exhales its nocturnal essence upon the listener and inhales this sensory experience back into Aeoga’s mythopoetical dimension, crystallizing into a vision of a vigil standing before a slowly throbbing corpsecloth, while the black loom weaves the fabric of UN-inverse-OM. Total running time: 29:08... The CD version of the album is enclosed in a customised and screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including three two-sided insert cards. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
AEOGA -- "Temple Treye" -- CD -- €12
2014 Aural Hypnox / Sublunar Series, [AH13], (ltd. 444)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. We are pleased to confirm that Aeoga, a duo formed back in 2004, is active again. ‘Temple Treye’ is a work that was recorded and presented live already in 2006, but because of various reasons remained hibernating in the group’s personal archives for eight years. Due to the recent awakening, it was essential to gather the past and free these six telemorphic sonic formations; the crescent pillars had to be ignited. ‘Temple Treye’ will be released through our Sublunar series, concentrating on presenting the new releases from the artists of the Helixes collective... ‘Temple Treye’ is an ascetic yet vigorous continuation to the groups past discography. An outlandish touch ignites the earth-bound stellar components into bi-directional currents. Abstract electro-acoustic currents, coarse drone ambience and meditative rhythms guide onward on the pathway eating itself. Telemorphic-statues are burning, spectral-horizons collapsing into sub-atomic states which linger omnipresent among the threads of blooming semblances. Prism-like petals wither into immaterial gorges of power. Guardian’s tonguing stare churning the revealing paralogies. Trance feasting the entrance. This is archaic dronumental Temple Music in its purest form. Total running time: 43:41... The regular edition of 444 copies is housed inside a hand finished cardboard covers including an eight panel booklet. [label info]
AEOGA -- "Triangle Of Nebula-Devourers & Palace For Vultunales" -- CD -- €12
2005/2015 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM08], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. After a decade of unavailability we are proud to release ‘Triangle of Nebula-Devourers’ and ‘Palace for Vultunales’ by Aeoga on a CD through our Stellar Mansion series. Both of these were previously released in 2005 simultaneously with the ‘Zenith Beyond the Helix-Locus’ album; ‘ToND’ was limited to 100 CD-r copies and ‘PfV’ came exclusively as a part of ‘ZBtH-L’ deluxe box set that was limited to only 40 copies... ‘Triangle of Nebula-Devourers’ presents three electro-acoustic pieces that will take you through the hazy desert toward the non-spatial zero time. Tempesting, obscure and flowing archaic ambience where meditative rhythms, transcendental resonances and abstract passages blend together – sonic alchemy that will permute the sub-/ non-conscious patterns of the Self. This album is an incomparable outcome in the field of experimental and abstract ambience... ‘Palace for Vultunales’ presents two dronumental tracks varying from backwards flowing acoustical drones, eerie sample textures and harmonic sound clouds to archaic rhythm patterns. A voyage through the Coprophagik Cycle into the heart of absolute being – an opus between old school drone ambience and experimental ritual music... The album is enclosed inside a silk-screen printed Stellar Mansion cardboard covers including four, two-sided insert cards. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
ALLERSEELEN -- "Chairete Daimones" -- CD -- €12
2019 Aorta, AORCD 20 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 093 CD, (ltd. 500)
Chairete Daimones (Ancient Greek for Be Greeted, Demons) is the brand-new CD by Allerseelen after their successful 2015 release Terra Incognita. This beautiful digipak CD with its 16-page-booklet, published by Aorta / Indiestate in early 2019, is another catchy and driving chapter in the discography of this adventurous and ambitious Austrian project... It has always been difficult to describe the music of Allerseelen as their oeuvre is not limited to just one genre: There seem to be dozens of them. No real expression key-word has been found to describe their apparently contradictory music. Some writers called it apocalyptic krautfolk or krautpop. This might work out as a rough approximation to describe some of their works, but definitely not for all of them. Most songs seem to exist inside an invisible field of force between genres like folk, post-industrial, pop, alternative rock. Nowadays, Allerseelen are musically situated somewhere between Coil, Einstürzende Neubauten, Laibach, Nine Inch Nails, 16 Horsepower and Throbbing Gristle. But Allerseelen are definitely unique with their studio recordings as well as live performances - as unique as the audience that has been attracted by their performances all over Europe, in North America and Russia... The 16-page-booklet - with all texts in German and English and partly even in Finnish - names the well-known guest musicians and vocalists who helped with their presence and skills to transform all seventeen songs on Chairete Daimones into real gems. The female singers are Aima (Les Jumeaux Discordants, Italy), Estella Plunkett (Miel Noir, Germany) and Faye R. (Fehu Uruz, Algeria). The cello is played by Annamaria Bernadette Cristian (Les Jumeaux Discordants, Italy). A special neo-classistic composition was written by Aida de Acosta (Keys of Perception, Venezuela) for Allerseelen. The bassist in almost all recordings is Marcel P. (Miel Noir, Fahl and other projects, Germany) who also took care of the mastering at his Dungeon Studio (Rhenania). Some songs have been mastered also at Soundtempel Studio. The violinists are Eugene Voronovsky (Cisfinitum, Russia) and Erich Zann (Kerbholz, Austria). The male guest vocalists are Aki Cederberg (Halo Manash, Finland) and Thomas Bøjden (Die Weisse Rose, Denmark). [label info]
ALLERSEELEN -- "Fruhgeschichte IV - Lacrima Christi" -- CD -- €12
1989/2019 Aorta, AORCD 21 / Indiestate Distribution, IST 094 CD, (ltd. 300)
The fourth in the series of early Allerseelen soundworks re-issues is another gem for lovers of dark ritual and rhythmical music who also highly appreciate a beautiful visual presentation. This digipak comes in a limited edition of 300 copies with photos of blue flowers, black wood and translucent tears, a poetic text about the background of this Allereelen cassette that was released in 1989 by Gerhard Hallstatt, the musician behind Allerseelen who back then worked under the name Kadmon, and a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke about wine and bitterness... Allerseelen were at this time not the music group that people are aware of nowadays with its numerous live performances all over Europe. It was still something "prehistoric" or "embryonic", the acoustic and alchemical vision of one person. None of these unique recordings have ever been performed on stage... The first three releases in this series of re-releases - Schwartzer Rab, Requiem, Autdaruta - were inspired by alchemy, death and shamanism. The main inspiration for Lacrima Christi were a dangerous experience - or hour of truth - by Gerhard Hallstatt inside the crater of the Italian volcano Vesuvius in his youth and a sweet Italian wine named Lacrima Christi. Self-built xylophones made of bones and wood are creating an archaic and melancholic aura to remind the listener of the fragility and transience of life... The eight works on Lacrima Christi are not songs in the strict sense of the word. The dark loops that are intertwining each other in a hypnotic way appear rather like the soundtrack for a movie that was never made or never finished. A movie without actors: There are no lyrics, not even titles. These ritual rhythms and loops, combined with the sounds of ashes and fire, rocks, breath and wind, create a feeling like being inside the crater, the caldera of a volcano that is not dead but dormant... The sweet wine Lacrima Christi that grows on the ash grey slopes of the volcano Vesuvius refers to a Catholic myth about the tears of Christ in the time of his passion. To symbolize the co-existence of sweetness and bitterness, of light and darkness, of life and death, these recordings were enriched with rare voices, choirs, sighs, shouts of birth, lust, desire... There is something timeless in this music. Not only the sound itself, also the way how it came into existence appears incredibly anachronistic, almost "prehistoric" nowadays: Computers and internet were more or less science fiction, the internet was unknown. Just one small sampling keyboard served to create some loops. Everything else was done by using three tape recorders. The music was digitally re-mastered in a very careful way by Soundtempel Studio to preserve the authentic aura of the original recordings. For those who are keen to listen from time to time to something "against the modern world", these recordings might be a perfect choice. [press-release]
APOPHALLATION vs. RABBIT GIRLS -- split -- 2 x 3"CD-R -- €8
2008 Roil Noise Offensive, RNOCDR102
Apophallation: uber-powerful driving Harsh-Noise following the school of Government Alpha, Macronympha and Guilty Connector. Rabbit Girls: eerie mid-frequency noise with obsessive voices and industrial howl. Two 3-inch CD-Rs in a ziplock bag with coloured cover. [YAOP]
ARKTAU EOS -- "Catacomb Resonator" -- CD -- €12
2017 Aural Hypnox, [AH18], (ltd. 423)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Every man is a catacomb resonator; our very being resounds with hidden desires, dreams of unknown origin, and deeper still, primordial voices of our buried ancestry. We are a labyrinth unto ourselves; and equally we stand as a totem-pole at the crossroads of a universe, gazing into distant horizons. We are a nameless grave from which the self divine may rise to witness new constellations light up on the darkening firmament... It is this process which the sixth Arktau Eos album attempts to convey: led by abyssal psalmody, the sonic tapestry is interwoven with dusty, crackling electronics of a bygone era and other, subtler elements for an all-enveloping sound that readily lends itself to prolonged listening sessions. Between the two segments, the sides A and B, lies the secret canticle: heard by few, yet ever present. While the vinyl edition is in some ways the optimal medium for the album at hand, the CD has the advantage of being mixed as a seamless whole. Choose as ye will! The CD version of the album is enclosed in customised, screen printed cardboard covers. Limited to 423 copies. [label info]
ARKTAU EOS -- "Eremos" -- CD -- €12
2018 Aural Hypnox, [AH19], (ltd. 440)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Arktau Eos unveil a new album, Erēmos, one of their most involved and intense creations. While intentionally minimal on the surface, layer upon layer of subtle, haunting, and evocative sounds are slowly revealed to the attentive listener. Erēmos aims at nothing less than the total transition of the listener to the desert realms implied by the title. Old synthesizers and ritualistic acoustic elements are seamlessly blended with even more obscure aural phenomena, including field recordings done in Northern Finland and the untamed steppes of Mongolia... As has been the testimony of wise men and women of all faiths, solitude bestows its own distinct gifts upon the seeker, a process here treated in less intimate terms than on the voice-led Catacomb Resonator. Erēmos is more expansive; the desert that opens before the listener is not a locus of temptations or simple retreat, but a vivid inner mindscape of dramatic confrontations and transformations between flora, fauna, stellar matter, earth, and stone. Gradually they shed away the humanness in its most banal sense, until man identifies with the scorpionic voice of power that carries to the ends of the earth – and cosmos... Erēmos is exactly 49 minutes long, split in 9 nine distinct segments, released in an edition of 440 pcs. The CD enclosed in customised, screen printed cardboard covers including an oversized folded insert on old paper stock. Once again, Arktau Eos have closely collaborated with artist KTL on the artwork. [label info]
ARKTAU EOS -- "Mirrorion – Telegnostic Edition" -- CD -- €12
2006/2016 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM09], (ltd. 493)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. After a long period of unavailability we are proud to release the debut album of Arktau Eos ‘Mirrorion – Telegnostic Edition’ through our Stellar Mansion series. Presented in seventeen chapters that can be approached as singular gateways or a slowly unfolding journey of epic proportions, the debut album of Arktau Eos is a challenging, complex work. Born of intense private musico-magical sessions held in places abandoned by man and further refined in the temple-laboratory of the duo, it is the distillation of seven arduous months of work... As the title suggests, ‘Mirrorion’ is the music of stellar light thrown down from the Heaven’s zenith and its eldritch reflections in the depths below, uniting atavistic elemental noise with serene passages of crystalline, spectral ambience. Ultimately, ‘Mirrorion’ seeks to surpass such earthly definitions in favour of a non-dual vision of reality, hopefully transforming the listener in the process... For this recording Arktau Eos have favoured an organic approach with majority of instrumentation being of acoustic variety, including the unearthly choral of the kanglings, piercings blasts of windbones, accelerating steel-plate rolls, singing bowl and various kinds of stringed instruments... The album is enclosed in an oversized screen printed cardboard covers including an 8-panel booklet with historical and other additional notes and eight full-colour insert cards within a stamped envelope. Limited to 493 copies. [label info]
ARKTAU EOS -- "Scorpion Milk" -- CD -- €12
2006/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM07], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. ‘Scorpion Milk’ by Arktau Eos, a work that was originally released in June 2006 is re-released through our Stellar Mansion series. ‘Scorpion Milk’ consists of a single album length track, which is best apprehended in a meditative state with minimum outside interference. It is a shadowy companion of the ‘Mirrorion’ album, the candle-bearer who responds to no call but silence itself. The music can be likened to a dark well, the oily surface of which not only reflects the phantasms of mind recalled through participation in the ‘Mirrorion’ cycle, but is occasionally broken by scorpionic surges of primal Power invigorating the act of contemplation... Performed and mixed live by using mainly obscure electronica on a reel tape, it is the antithesis of the sterile, lifeless sound and attitude of our times; a connoisseur’s choice that stands alone despite its undercurrents flowing from the heart of ‘Mirrorion’... The album is enclosed inside a newly designed cardboard covers including a 8-panel booklet and a silk-screen printed insert card. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
BEDAWANG / CAELICUS PUGNA / BODY 13 / POLLUX -- "Stefan's Breaking Mascara Illusion" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench
Four HNW tracks from four projects: from exhausting mid-frequency crunch to resounding industrial howl. Slim box. [YAOP]
BINARY DIRGE -- "Deep Emotions Of Mob" -- CD-R -- €7
2018 NitroAtmosfericum Records, NRN-053, (ltd. 22)
Field recordings from an airshow held in Novosibirsk in 2018, decomposed and degraded to the level of digital noise. The base of material was comprised of the noise of a crowd, frenziness of kids and hum of machines, sometimes you can catch clear intelligible phrases. The material is released on CD-R in jewel box, the cover is hand-made from perforated cards. Limited edition of 22 hand-numbered copies. [label info]
EGO DEATH / SOMA -- "After Life Before Death" -- CD-R -- €5
Sodoma Record, sdm-41, (ltd. 30)
Split between Tomoaki Soma and the Greek project Ego Death, released by Tomoaki's own label and dedicated to postmortem states. Pulsating hypno-industrial from Ego Death and obscure necrotic Atrax Morgue-styled Post-Mortem Electronics from Soma. Slim box. [YAOP]
ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW -- "Ecoplasty" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 Love Earth Music, LEM-61, (ltd. 150)
Dreadful, aggressive but extremely talented and diverse album from the American artist who goes easily in Old-Schhol Industrial and then to eerie Drone a la Yen Pox, then to Rhythmic Noise. Jewel case. [YAOP]
HALO MANASH -- "Elemental Live Forms MMV - Initiation" -- CD -- €12
2016 Aural Hypnox / Underworld Editions, [AHUE04], (ltd. 444)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. Over a decade ago, Halo Manash, an entity previously only known for its aural output, took the force and form of a live ritual perfomed by group of four mediums, in Tampere, Finland. ‘Elemental Live Forms MMV – Initiation’ is a recording of that first public Halo Manash live ritual, and also a complete, previously unreleased work in itself. The work was presented only a single time, also being the only time the involved personae of the group perfomed together as one... The live ritual focuses on the boundless elemental form returning from metaphysical pilgrimage – it bridges the worlds of being and non-being. Ash and antler, blood and bone, drum and drone, tree and metal collide to create an intense audial journey between worlds – one of re-birth, initiation, and primal thundering... Much more than a mere live recording, this seminal work, ‘Elemental Live Forms MMV – Initiation’ is now finally released in limited CD and cassette editions. The package, as an object of power, is handmade in the underground Aural Hypnox laboratories, featuring various guiding sigils, inserts and historical notes from the Halo Manash archives... The CD edition is enclosed in an oversized screen printed cardboard covers including a 4-panel booklet, 4-panel xerox-insert and eight, two-sided insert cards within a stamped envelope. Limited to 444 copies. [label info]
HALO MANASH -- "Haudattujen Valvoja" -- CD -- €12
2015 Aural Hypnox / Sublunar Series, [AH15], (ltd. 400)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. We are proud to present ‘Haudattujen Valvoja’, the new album of Halo Manash through our Sublunar series. The material on the album weaves together the encounters and sacred meetings of the group from the past four years... The sonic-portals or liquid-entrances in ‘Haudattujen Valvoja’ are all authentic live recordings captured on tape with only two microphones in the group’s private Temple Hwaar. These slowly submerging, distant hymns were performed mostly through self-made instrumentation and found Otherworldly Roots and unlike before, all instruments were manipulated live through amps, cabinets and amplified speakers. Compared to the earlier Halo Manash albums, the resurrected resonances in ‘Haudattujen Valvoja’ lean to a more unpolished yet flowing elemental sound. The release of the album closes a greater inner cycle of the group that was initiated over a decade ago; Par-Antra I: VIR... The album consists of seven, otherworldly movements; first three were presented live in Finland, Germany and Russia during 2013 and the remaining four in Austria, Finland, Sweden and USA during 2013 – 2014. The elemental, rhythmical language of ‘Haudattujen Valvoja’ fosters a shimmering yet haunting haze, that guides the perceptive listener far from the domain of conscious and logical mind towards the subliminal realms where the posture of Aqua-Aurorae awaits. Total running time: 71:11... Rough and mesmerizing – Noisy + Harmonious + Drone... The album is enclosed in a customised and silk-screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including an 8-panel booklet and four, two-sided insert cards. The regular edition is limited to 400 copies. [label info]
HALO MANASH -- "Se Its En" -- CD -- €12
2003/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM04], (ltd. 468)
Dark Ambient / Ritual / Drone. ‘Se Its En’ is the first official release of Halo Manash and was originally released in an edition of 100 copies by Finnish underground record label Blue Sector in 2003. After a long period of unavailability the album is now re-released through our Stellar Mansion series... The quintessential tunes for the tracks were received from in seven specific dreams and captured on tape during the following morning under the guidance of awakened subconscious forces. The album as a whole, however, should not be considered only as a self-centered work or a mere outcome of lucid dreaming sessions of the personnel involved; ‘Se Its En’ serves as a continually living and assisting metaphysical implement that guides and enlightens travel in the Great Elemental Current. The seven surrealistic tracks were composed by using manipulated bowed string instruments, percussions, analogue synthesizer, human and inhuman vocalisations & other surreal recordings. ‘Se Its En’ is the key to the gate leading to Sacral Meeting with Halo Manash... The album is enclosed in a customised and silk-screen printed Stellar Mansion cardboard covers including an 8-panel black on black printed booklet and a silk-screen printed insert card. The regular edition is limited to 468 copies. [label info]
HALO MANASH -- "Wesieni Wainajat" -- CD -- €12
2013/2014 Aural Hypnox / Underworld Editions, [AHUE03], (ltd. 500)
Halo Manash has been working for the past three years in solid-shadows and un-lights to reach the posture of Mercurial Aqua-Aurorae. 'Wesieni Wainajat' presents a natural continuation for the group's past Forest Music phase and their previous 'Taiwaskivi' album, in which the cresent-drop was just about to descent in the bottom of the sublunar-cup. 'Wesieni Wainajat' consists of three, long and brooding, repetitive trance-drone tracks interweaving various analog drone sources with elemental field-recordings. Each track serves as a vehicle in passing the threshold of consciousness and triggering the subliminal realms of hallucination and shape-shifting. As a whole the album is an evocative lunar-hymn reaching out toward one's Mercurial Empire - and the One who is moist.... The 2nd edition of the album is almost identical to the 1st pressing; minor changes were made to the insert cards and the front cover silk-screen print. The outer cover in this edition follows the same format as our recent Sublunar releases. The album is enclosed inside silk-screen printed cardboard covers including three photo prints and a textual insert. Total running time: 39:11. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
HASEGAWA, HIROSHI & KAZEHITO SEKI / LOLIPOOP / VOMIR -- "Global Terror Split" -- CD -- €10
2019 Mapawi Records, MAP01, (ltd. 1000)
Harsh Noise. 2 tracks (38 minutes) from Hiroshi Hasegawa & Kazehito Seki – a full-on trip to a near-Earth orbit, burning in the Sun, descending back to sinful Earth... Lolipoop from Canada starts off with a technoid beat but shifts into the area of sharp harsh-noise with fat sound and unpredictable patterns (you like an occasional sound of a drill, don't you?). Vomir provides 20 minutes of dense fuzzy HNW with absolutely static texture in which one can see infinite amount of frequency fibres (if Vomir sounds monotonous for you, stand up and walk around the room, do an excercise). Three facets of the XXI century harsh noise sound.
HEILBRON, JON -- "Pieces for Chord Organs" -- CD -- €9
2019 Intonema, int029, (ltd. 200)
This is the second Intonema release dedicated to organ works. The first, by Arturas Bumsteinas, was a post-composition of church organ improvisations. The Australian musician Jon Heilbron, who uses Bontempi portable chord organs in real time, works in a completely different way. In August 2018, he spent three weeks at the St. Petersburg Artist Residency, writing and honing his compositions. Both pieces on the album Pieces for Chord Organs fascinate and lead away from the everyday hustle and bustle: the layered sound of organs diffused throughout the room create beatings and harmonies hardly possible in other conditions. [label info]
HIHOLL -- "Whisper. Touch. Pain" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 NitroAtmosfericum Records, NRN-049, (ltd. 100)
Third long-awaited album "Whisper. Touch. Pain" (2018) is made in the NeoClassic/Ambient style. The author's characteristic style prepares the listener for an opportunity to dive into a world of mesmerizing melodic combinations that carry the soul tired of everyday life far beyond the material world. Jewel case. [label info]
I.CORAX -- "The Cadaver Pulse I: Sealed In A Radiant Larval Maelstrom" -- CD -- €12
2003/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM02], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Drone. We are proud to present through our Stellar Mansion series the long-awaited first official release of I.corax, a duo formed by AIH and JKV in the late 1998. The album was originally released in an edition of 80 copies through the groups own label, Blue Sector in 2003... ‘The Cadaver Pulse I’ consists of over 70 minutes of very original ambient music that is continuously evolving and challenging. The six states of the album weave a potent radiant web that encapsulates the original, subliminal oneiric visions. The sonic tapestries have been produced mainly from heavily processed natural sound sources such as animals, various field recordings, human voice, wind and bowed instruments that culminate in a work that is archaic and dark, multilayered and harsh. All material was received, composed and mixed during long and intensive recording sessions held in the Blue Vortex, duo’s studio-temple at the time, between December 2002 and February 2003... The album is enclosed inside a newly designed and silk-screen printed cardboard covers including six offset printed insert cards and a four panel booklet. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
I.CORAX -- "The Cadaver Pulse II: Mothelix Liquescent" -- CD -- €12
2003/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM03], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Drone. The second official release of the Oulu based experimental music and sound art duo I.corax, originally released in 2003 is now also available through our Stellar Mansion series... ‘The Cadaver Pulse II’, running over 60 minutes is an etheric, bright and dreamlike sequel to the oozy ‘TCP I’. The six helical compositions bring forth a unique analogue and organic atmosphere. Most of the material on this album was received, composed and recorded during intense three-day live sessions held in the Blue Vortex in March 2003 by using analogue synthesizers, samplers, human voice and a selection of wind and bowed instruments. The material was mixed and finalised in September 2003... The album is enclosed inside a newly designed and silk-screen printed cardboard covers including six offset printed insert cards and a four panel booklet. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
I.CORAX -- "From gOLDem Flesh To Silverb ONE" -- CD -- €12
2003/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM05], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Drone. After a long period of unavailability we are proud to release the third official release of I.corax ‘from gOLDem flesh to silverb ONE’ through our Stellar Mansion series. The album was originally released by Blue Sector in 2003 and presents material created exclusively for a live performance, taking place at KMY’s 5th year anniversary on 27th of September in Turku, Finland... The album was recorded live in studio while rehearsing for the performance, and presents a natural combination of surreal synthetic noises and drones, analogue synthesizers, hypnotically looping samples and heavily manipulated field recordings spiced up with various horns made of animal bones, bowed instruments and occasional human whispers and words. This is a monolithic, hypnotic and all-encompassing work in a field of abstract and experimental Finnish dark ambience; transformative aural alchemy that will spiral deep within... The album is enclosed inside a newly designed and silk-screen printed cardboard covers including three offset printed insert cards and a four panel booklet. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
I.CORAX -- "Kuilu" -- CD -- €12
2004/2014 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM06], (ltd. 500)
Dark Ambient / Drone. ‘Kuilu’ by I.corax, originally limited to only 40 copies is the last album released by Blue Sector in 2004. The album is finally available through our Stellar Mansion series. ‘Kuilu’ is a live recording of I.corax’s first live performance held in NuKu, Oulu, Finland on 2nd of March 2002... These four slowly evolving compositions bring forth a mesmerizing and ethereal atmosphere; swirling analogue synthesizer, subliminal electronic-triggers, monotone yet dynamic rhythmic elements are accompanied with haunting un-organic textures, human words and field-recordings captured on tape in the woods under a crescent moon... All in all the material on this album is simpler and more straight forward than on the other I.corax releases. It presents a stimulating historical overview of the duos past practises; numinous passings through the chasms into and beyond the abyss... The album is enclosed inside a newly designed and silk-screen printed cardboard covers including three offset printed insert cards and a four panel booklet. Limited to 500 copies. [label info]
JENNIFER HARSH / HENRY C. RIAL / SNOWFEEDER / CARPET BOMB BUTTFUCK -- split -- CD-R -- €5
2013 Shit Noise Records, SNR 501
Split by four noise projects: two hypnotic radionoise snowstorms from JH, deep bass rumble of HCR, anxious mid-frequency Industrial from S., vocal-n-drum Harsh Noisecore in the spirit of Masonna and Ramin Kuntopolku from CBB (a masterpiece!). Artwork by the Italian project Menthe De Menthe. Slim box. [YAOP]
KNURL -- "Abrasive Interludes" -- 3"CD-R -- €4
2016 Temporary Trisomy Records
Harsh Noise. Two 10-minute tracks recorded by Alan Bllor in November 2016. As Knurl, Alan uses steel constructions, springs, metal sheets and similar tools, driving their sound to extreme level. On this mini-album he used stainless steel bowl and scrap metal. Exuberant squall and fractal gnashing.
LIGHT COLLAPSE -- "Lost" -- CD-R -- €5
Smell The Stench
Primordial power of raw static Harsh Noise Wall by the cult project from the Urals. Long 47-minute meditation. Artwork by Alexander "I" (Zinc Room). Sleeve. [YAOP]
LINGUA FUNGI -- "Melankhton" -- CD -- €12
2014 Aural Hypnox / Sublunar Series, [AH14], (ltd. 449)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Aural Hypnox welcomes Lingua Fungi to the label roster. Lingua Fungi has been working in the field of acoustic drone and ambient since 2001 and is run by J. Padatsu, who has during the years appeared in the Zoat-Äon live lineup and is currently member of Halo Manash. The fourth full-lenght album of Lingua Fungi, entitled ‘Melankhton’ is released through our Sublunar series... ‘Melankhton’ is a sonic interpretation of particular illness narratives and a study in experimental anthropology based on fieldwork material gathered especially for this project. The narratives and sounds expressing them reflect the shifting states of the turbulent minds visited by Melankhton... The album was recorded in 2006 using exclusively acoustic instruments and sound sources mixed with processed field recordings. The album consists of five long tracks with sounds varying from maniacal percussive rhythms to dreamy drone passages... The album is enclosed in a customised and silk-screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including a 4-panel cardboard booklet and a silk-screen printed insert card. The regular edition is limited to 449 copies. [label info]
LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM -- "Holynomimetik" -- CD-R -- €8
2019 BioSonar^Labyrint, 035a/2019, (ltd. 25)
A fusion of several wonderful live recordings, varied in form and contents, but providing a feeling of transforming space. The sound combination is both bright and carrying far away. Multilayered magical realism in a single track revealing the inexhaustible resources of activity and peacefullness. This recording was included in the anniversary boxset LA20, but since it was strictly limited, this release allows you to hear this material. Packed in a double sleeve with handmade image, hand-written info and numeration. [label info]
MAGRINI, MASSIMO -- "Vrachnas" -- CD -- €12
2019 Backwards, BWCD04, (ltd. 400)
The first solo work by the Italian musician Massimo Magrini aka BAD SECTOR released under his own name. "Vrachnas" is inspired by hypnagogic hallucinations and presents one long track full of drones, noises, distant voices, surrealistic soundscapes, fragmented sounds..., for a real journey into the obscure side of mind. Hypnagogic hallucinations: vivid perceptual experiences that typically occur at sleep onset. Hypnopompic hallucinations are similar experiences but occurring at awakening. Sleep paralysis: a state when, during awakening or falling asleep, a person is aware but unable to move or speak. It may include hypnagogic hallucinations, such as shadowy figures entering the room while the subject is paralyzed. During the paralysis the sleeper may hear imagined sounds like humming, buzzing noises, voices and whispers... Released in an elegant matt varnished three panels ecopack with an amazing artwork of our lovely illustrator Mastereaster.
Edition of 400 copies. [label info]
MAPAWI / CUM WRACKET -- "Not Dead But Close To It" -- CD-R -- €4
2018 Mapawi Records, (ltd. 20)
13 minutes of Harsh Noise with really sharp sound from the Canadian project MAPAWI and an absolutely destroyed 16-minute Shit Noise track with glimpses of junk abuse and vocal insanity from CUM WRACKET.
OBOZDUR -- "Bad Tussina" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 Smell The Stench
Harsh mid-frequency dissociative Harsh Noise bad trip by Vitaly Maklakov (Kromeshna, Light Collapse, Sogra, Kamera Sensornoy Deprivatsii, Monofactura, etc.). Slim box. [YAOP]
PANDEMONIUM -- "Les Architectes du Néant" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Unlight Order Productions
Obscure graveyard Black Ambient in the style of Dapnom and Urna from a solo member of a French Black Metal band Litanie. One 12-minute track. Slim box. [YAOP]
PENTADRVG -- "Pagan" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench / Parkbench Records, RAR149, (ltd. 30)
Elegic autumnal Dark Ambient from a one-woman project of Victoria Mengele (Dread, Abstinentiadivinorum, Katze Worx), known by her joint releases with Zarach' Baal' Tharagh', Kromeshna, Ugasanie and other wonderful artists. Monumental sad music in the style of Desiderii Marginis, The Protagonist and raison d'être, based on the sound of an organ and classical instruments. The penultimate track is a warm, melancholic Drone performed on singing bowls and synthesizer, the last one based on field recording from the forest. Slim-box. [YAOP]
POSITIVE ADJUSTMENTS -- "Transmitter" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench, (ltd. 30)
Cold catacomb Death Industrial for the fans of Today I Am Dead, Lustmord, Neuntoter Del Plage. Full-colour cover, hand-numbered. Slim box. [YAOP]
PYROX / SEE//GET -- split -- CD-R -- €7
2018 Temporary Trisomy Records, TYCDR1
Split of two Canadian noise projects. PYROX is Alan Bloor (aka KNURL, PHOLDE), a veteran of the Canadian noise scene, working since 90-ies. 4 tracks lasting over 43 minutes, neatly structured abrasive waves and high frequency noisefields. Meditation for those in love with stronger sound... SEE//GET – a young project (aka LOLIPOOP, MAPAWI) presenting here 2 tracks for 35 minutes. It all starts with a calm metal rattle, complements with sharp electronics and eventually turns into dense multi-layered noise. Quite enjoyable for the fans of the genre!
RITUAL ADDICT / NOISES FROM THE VOID -- split -- CD-R -- €5
Smell The Stench, (ltd. 40)
RA: cold and dark Industrial Dark Ambient in the style of Lustmord and NON over exhausting sounds of autumnal rains. NFTV: muffled overdriven bass Drone. Full-colour cover, hand-numbered. Slim box. [YAOP]
SHEBUZZZ -- "Zateriannye V Kosmose" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench
Mysterious Space Ambient. Resonant atmospheric soundscapes, cosmic radio signals, psychedelic atmosphere. A great album! Slim-box. [YAOP]
SPIRAL VREMENI -- "Bonfires of Skies" -- CD-R -- €6
2018 Kitezh Records, KTZH003, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Second album of the Siberian project SPIRAL VREMENI (Spiral of Time) recorded in 2013. The album is based on author's impressions from being in the regions of the Far North and is a collection of many sketches, in which a dividing line is drawn between the Contemplating Man and Nature... "Bonfires of Skies" can be called a mix of stories, paintings and feelings. There are few obvious questions and even fewer obvious answers. You can only describe it conditionally, identifying only some facets, and finding new meanings with every new listen. [label info] Cardboard sleeve with a 12-page photo-insert, each disc is hand-painted and has a unique pattern.
SPIRAL VREMENI -- "A Promise of Spring" -- CD-R -- €6
2018 Kitezh Records, KTZH004, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient / Guitar Ambient / Experimental. Third album of the Siberian project SPIRAL VREMENI (Spiral of Time) recorded in 2016. Melodic guitar and synth parts, field recordings, voices, noises - a dense atmospheric cocktail with a melancholic taste. The most complex and serious work of the project for today. Cardboard sleeve with a 4-page photo-insert, each disc is hand-painted and has a unique pattern.
SPIRAL VREMENI -- "Going Through The Light" -- CD-R -- €6
2018 Kitezh Records, KTZH001, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient. First album of the Siberian project SPIRAL VREMENI (Spiral of Time) recorded in 2011. The album is made at the junction of ambient and noise, but its dirty sound and atmosphere is closely related to black metal. One of the reviews describes more concisely: "ambient with a touch of tragedy." Well, both opinions are quite relevant here. The record is inspired by fairy tales, myths and legends of northern peoples, as well as Russian legends, which in one way or another are intended to change the boundaries of perception between Nature and Man through the prism of the North. The majestic and severe northern Nature and the Man contemplating it are in the center of attention. Dipping into the root tradition and reflecting on the past and accessible to us only in echoes of legends, sagas and in Plato's recollection, Man seeks ways to regain the lost Knowledge of the Beyond. His intuitive journey - both spatial and internal - from the dead industrial hell moves along forest paths in search of the lost Truth... [label info] Cardboard sleeve with a 4-page photo-insert, each disc is hand-painted and has a unique pattern.
SPIRAL VREMENI / PLEROMA ORCHESTRA -- "The Waltz of Memory" -- CD-R -- €6
2018 Kitezh Records, KTZH003, (ltd. 50)
Dark Ambient / Neofolk. A collaboration EP of two Siberian projects recorded in 2015. Melancholic keyboards, guitar tunes and a quiet cantillation merge into the atmospheric narrative of solitude in the infinite space of the world. Cardboard sleeve with a 12-page photo-insert, each disc is hand-painted and has a unique pattern.
SPIRAL VREMENI -- "Discography" -- 4 CD-R -- €22
2018 Kitezh Records
Whole discography of Spiral Vremeni - all 4 albums on CD-Rs in an original bag. Each bag is hand-sewn by the needlewoman
Lyudmila Smolyakova according to samples of folk embroidery of Ostyak culture from the territory of the Tomsk region (Siberia, Russia).
TEMPLUM N.R. -- "Spectrum CCCXC: Transitio" -- CD -- €12
2015/2018 Aural Hypnox / Underworld Editions, [AHUE05], (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Drone. This is the very first official release of Templum N.R. The work was initiated already back in 2005, but it was not until February 2015 that the final touches were given in the secret Chamber 817.07., built on archaic crossroads... The musical and visual material of Templum N.R. comes from the very depths of the Templum members; their travels in the Spheres of Otherness are presented in ‘Spectrum CCCXC: Transitio’ through obscure electronics, synthetic drones, odd rhythmic patterns, pulsing melodies and various manipulated field recordings dating back over a decade. The intention of these two, long-lasting psychedelic movements is to travel deep inside the subconsciousness and foster understanding of the Formless Sacrifice. Where this work resounds, the Otherness is unleashed. A meeting with the Guardian of the Veil awaits... The album is enclosed in a customised and screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including four two-sided insert cards. Limited to 300 copies. [label info]
TEMPLUM N.R. -- "Spectrum DCXCIII: Poison Portals" -- CD -- €12
2017/2018 Aural Hypnox / Underworld Editions, [AHUE07], (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Drone. On one hazy night I met an elderly man sitting in an old wooden chair. He was wearing an elegant white suit and I could not help noticing the simple white lines in his fore- and middle fingers. In the remaining fingers he had circles. The pitch-black sand of the shore absorbed all the light from the sky. Regardless, I saw fifty-meter-high waves crashing down behind him – and at the same time, they remained static..." ‘Spectrum DCXCIII: Poison Portals’ has a luring, fatal beauty of its own. Redirecting, throbbing analog electronics, slowly swallowing droning textures and sinuous rhythms are accompanied with eternal, eerie melodies – all reeking of the primordial pleasures. Obscure radio transmissions and telepathic resonances are emerging from the parallel universes and will sink you even deeper into the ignorance of your very self or towards the ravishing beauty of transformation... The other worlds and realities are present both in sound and vision; A triple-bladed iron dagger, brought to this world through trancework. Assume its form, pass the Poison Portals, and continue until the opposites intermingle and known territories vanish beneath the colossal waves... This CD version also includes the previously limited ‘The Mass Rattle’ ep with tracks ‘The Viscous Tomb Liquid’ and a Telepath Remix of the ‘I am His Sacrifice’... The album is enclosed in a customised and screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including five two-sided insert cards. Limited to 300 copies. [label info]
TEMPLUM N.R. -- "T.o.V. Improvisations XCII-XCIII" -- CD -- €12
2015/2018 Aural Hypnox / Underworld Editions, [AHUE06], (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Drone. The musical improvisations of T.o.V. derive from Umbra-visitation sessions held in the Temple of Mercurial Orgies and Room Luna Lake between 2014 and 2015. The concept of the album has been evolving within the minds of the Templum N.R. members for the past twenty years, so perhaps it is not proper to talk of this as their latest release. Linear time and Templum N.R. do not walk hand in hand and their rituals cannot be measured in hours but in years... Compared to their previous release ‘Spectrum CCCXC: Transitio’, this album is based on a more analog-organic approach than an analog-digital-synthetic. The four echoing Hymns of Otherness are here to awake the ghosts dwelling within; join the Stagnant Dance and meet the Carcass of Formations – the shrieks are heard from beyond... This CD version includes a ‘Grave Gravitation: Transitio XCV’ ep which came earlier exclusively as a part of ‘T.o.V. Improvisations XCII-XCIII’ special edition. Two tracks of pure oscillating power – minimalistic, wrathful modular drones, where multitude of hidden harmonics meets a choral of transforming frequencies... The album is enclosed in a customised and screen printed Sublunar series cardboard covers, including six two-sided insert cards. Limited to 300 copies. [label info]
THEODOR BASTARD -- "Live in Dobrolet" -- CD -- €10
2016/2019 Fulldozer Records, FDCD37, (ltd. 140)
The live album "Live In Dobrolet", originally released in 2016 as a bonus CD coming with the special and deluxe vinyl editions of the album "Vetvi", is finally released as a separate edition, following many requests of Theodor Bastard fans. Recorded live at Dobrolet Studio in St. Petersburg in March 2013, "Live In Dobrolet" still remains one of the most significant band's live albums. In addition to the main members of Theodor Bastard - Yana Veva, Fedor Svolotch, Kusas and Andy Vladych - some guest artists took part in the recording: Alia Sagitova (keyboards), Vasil Davletshin (bass), Philipp Barskiy (harp), Vladimir Belov (cello) and Dmitriy Kabanov (theremin). Along with the Theodor Bastard's own compositions the album features a song with the lyrics by Boris Bardash and two cover versions very peculiarly reworked by the band. All tracks are mixed and mastered by Andrei Alyakrinskiy at Dobrolet Studio, recording engineer - Alexander Dokshin. The album is released in limited edition of 140 copies in a 4-panel digipak with ultra-minimalist design. [label info]
THURSO -- "ISowilo" -- CD-R -- €5
2016/2019 Glasir CDR Series, 05, (ltd. 44)
Burning ice and frosty flames in two tracks of Thursian Black Industrial Electronics from the new project hailing from the banks of Volkhov river. ThUrSo (= Thurisaz Uruz Sowilo) pierce with such powerful, raw and dank synthesizer sound that it's better to compare it with the works of Ildjarn, Wulkanaz and Arckanum rather than any electronic producers. Stalactites are flaming, volcanic lava is poured on a glacier and freezes still... the opposites merge in one in anticipation of Ragnarök. White cassettes with hand-painted stickers. Limited edition of 44 handnumbered copies in DVD boxes with fullcolour covers and inserts. [YAOP]
ZEBRA MU -- "Experiment And Destroy" -- CD-R -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench
Powerful, diverse and nutritious Old-School Harsh Noise performed on junk metal, tape recorder, radio receiver, sand and analogue effects from the British project. For those who miss the classical albums of Kimihide Kusafuka aka K2. Slim box [YAOP]
ZOAT-AON -- "Star Autopsy" -- CD -- €12
2005/2016 Aural Hypnox / Stellar Mansion, [AHSM10], (ltd. 477)
Dark Ambient / Drone. ‘Star Autopsy’ is the debut release of Zoät·Aon and was originally released in February 2005. After a long period of unavailability the album is now re-released through our Stellar Mansion series... The album presents nine multi-dimensional dark ambient tracks which range from radiant textures, mesmerizing and swirling soundscapes to dense, crushing walls of sound and hidden abstract melodies. By using conventional instruments, various sound generating devices, such as analog synthesizers and samplers, vocals and other carefully chosen sonic objects Zoät·Aon manages to create an unique, dynamic and truly enigmatic and expansive atmosphere that continuously spirals further towards the unknown areas of consciousness. Total running time: 66:21... The album is enclosed inside a screen printed, black matt Stellar Mansion covers including a four panel screen printed booklet and an insert card. Limited to 477 copies. [label info]
STALNOY PAKT -- "Anno Mundi Ardentis / Legion Chesty" -- 10" -- €17
2006 Der Angriff, Nr. 23
Another release in Stalnoy Pakt series “Guerra sola igiene del mondo” dedicated to the World War I. The series known for the recent and already nearly sold-out successful split CD with Anthesteria. This record includes 2 long tracks drowning the listener to the atmosphere of anxiety and chaos spawned by that first great slaughter in the history of mankind. The historical samples of the period are floating in the ocean of gloomy ambience with some islands of analogue rhythms and subtle noises. The 10” limited to 260 copies comes in a plain brown cardboard stamped sleeve with a lot of inserts. [label info] One of the author's copies of this edition, signed by both musicians and containing two additional inserts: handmade applique card of thick cardboard and folded imperial poster, size 43 x 52 cm.
WAGNER ODEGARD -- "Skugg-Hasse" -- 12" lathe-cut -- €70
2018 Nazlo Records, NzR087-II, (ltd. 30)
Our first (and probably last) repress – finally finished the reissue of or first and only 12" lathe by Wagner Ödegård (Wulkanaz, Semilanceata, Dughpa, etc.) – 30 copies of UV-printed one-sided picture discs in handmade envelopes with etching-engraved picture made on human-powered XIX century machine, black-on-black silkcreened inserts. [label info]
THE HATERS -- "Purpose" -- 5" reel-to-reel -- €15
2019 Nazlo Records, NzR099, (ltd. 40)
New release on reel-to-reel tape, by legendary THE HATERS (Gerald Xe Jupitter-Larsen), iconic noise / sound art project existing for as much as 40 years for now - in collaboration with Eugene Voronovsky also known as Cisfinitum and featuring a track dedicated to Pyotr Chaadaev and containing a fragment of his uncompleted work 'apologia of a madman' being read on his grave by Sergey Pakhomov, as well as one more new track and the first collaboration track of The Haters with Cisfinitum from 2002. The album is dubbed on recycled tape, ltd. to 40, packed in recycled boxes with handmade all-unique application artwork made using pages from a book about Pyotr Chaadayev, handtyped labels and printed inserts, immortal art! [label info]
LOUD SILENCE -- "My Beginnings (Compilation 2011-2012)" -- CS -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench, (ltd. 20)
One of the projects of black metal / dark ambient musician Akhyls (Voidorror, Vorxknot, Obscurum Tenebrarum, Swine Soul). Varied melancholic Dark Ambient material, leaning sometimes to Dungeon Synth, sometimes to dark folk acoustics, sometimes to elegic guitar tunes in the style of Neil Young's soundtrack to "Dead Man". [YAOP]
MEMORY FAIL SAFE -- "Code Impenetrable" -- 5 CS -- €23
2019 Nazlo Records, NzR098, (ltd. 15)
This is 100% analog release recorded live on tape and then dublicated straight from this tape without any digital post-production. It consists of a special 5-way plastic box for tapes, an insert hand-typed and hand-numbered on the inside and 5 tapes of different length and color: C50 lavender-coloured tape (No Time To Chill), C90 plum-coloured tape (The Island Of Reverse), C92 pink tape (A Lot Depends On Us), C62 pea-green-coloured tape (Selling Weed To Wizards) and C50 dark green tape (Acid Cancer Sound System). Tracklist, titles of tapes or duration are not credited on the release. Limited to 15 numbered copies. All tapes recorded live in september-october 2018 at Kuz'aevo studio sometimes in conditions close to death mostly on lo-fi equipment. [label info]
MYKORIZA / W I I -- "Marsaturn" -- C-90 -- €8
2019 BioSonar^Lo-End, 089/2019, (ltd. 23)
The third in the series of five split-releases of Mykoriza and friends. This time the first side contains the live recording made in the "Mars" gallery in Moscow in the summer of 2017. Profound drone and layered field recordings form dense flow. Second side is presented by two tracks of the w i i project – tape drone, detached but tube-warm, a good background for painstaking work and creative stirrings. Packed in a pouch made of wallpaper with a unique handmade card for each copy, the work of a caring painter Lilia. Hand-written info and numeration. [label info]
PENTADRVG -- "MCMXV" -- CS -- €5
2012 Smell The Stench / Parkbench Records, RAR148, (ltd. 23)
Grave Death Ambient / Industrial from the one-woman project of Victoria Mengele (Dread, Abstinentiadivinorum, Katze Worx), , known by her joint releases with Zarach' Baal' Tharagh', Kromeshna, Ugasanie and other wonderful artists. Doomed music of mass graves, curses and funerals. [YAOP]
THE PSYCHOPATRICKS -- "Ustalost' Metalla / Evangelie Ot Patrika" -- C-90 -- €6
2018 Nazlo Records, NzR097, (ltd. 20)
Drum'n'Bass / Lo-fi. New tape with a longest story ever, that we couldn't possibly tell in English even if we wanted to - just enjoy while you still can - that's the most outsider music you could imagine now in 2018 - drum'n'bass! Recycled c90 tapes with a snail shell glued to the tape shell for ritual purposes as representation of a totem animal. [label info]
PUSTOTA -- "Bespechno-1" -- C-80 -- €6
2019 BioSonar^Lo-End, 088/2019, (ltd. 14)
PUSTOTA goes deep into the world of tape re-recording and trite magnetophone manipulations. Tape noises, fed through the chain cassette-recorder-cassette over and over again, are getting distorted and saturated with the traces of equipment imperfections, the traces of careless handling of the material reveal aesthetic depth. Packed in a paper box with a piece of a ballet card, hand-written info and numeration. [label info]
PUSTOTA -- "Hyperventilation" -- C-45 -- €6
2019 BioSonar^Lo-End, 090/2019, (ltd. 15)
This cassette could become the beginning of a series of phonograms with the concept like "everyone can do it". Recording of two different ventilation systems of the premises was made on an old tape recorder with an age-old tape, so the result can be hardly used for identifying the type of fans, but more as a statement of monotonous mechanical air noise. Packed in a cardboard envelope with pasted strips, hand-written info and numeration. [label info]
SEE//GET -- "Dream Vacation / Harsh Conclusion" -- CS -- €5
Noise. The Canadian project See//Get (aka Lolipoop, Mapawi, etc.) presents two noisy tracks lasting for about 35 minutes. It all starts with a calm metal rattle, complements with sharp electronics and eventually turns into dense multi-layered noise. Quite enjoyable for the fans of the genre!
MARE DI DIRAC -- "Esztergom Cave" -- DVD-R -- €8
2012 Smell The Stench
The Italian project MARE DI DIRAC is known for example by a collaboration album with PHURPA, released on vinyl in 2017 by 4iB Records. It's comprised of Positrone (Meconium) and Lorenzo Abbà who does solo works and creates music as NASCITARI and NECROSTATI and participates in SATANISMO CALIBRO 9. This disc features a live recording of a gig performed in a cave near Esztergom, Hungary. Deep primordial ritual Drone, natural acoustics of a cave, semidarkness and musicians looking like cavemen. Fine! [YAOP]
DER BLUTHARSCH -- clock -- €40
Round quartz wall clock from Der Blutharsch, the clock face has a print of "Time Is Thee Enemy!" album cover and four crosses. Diameter - 22 cm, chrome-plated metal fringing. Rare official merch item from the band itself! Picture.
SILENCE & STRENGTH - Le Divin Cagliostro - CD - €3
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AURAL HOLOGRAMS -- "Vol. 1" -- CD -- €10
2007 Aural Hypnox, [AH08], (ltd. 1000)
The very first part of the Aural Holograms series incorporates various call and response patterns manifesting vibrating, subtle energies, all of which have been accurately divided into separate rhythmic dimensions and time-shifting aural tapestries. The overall experience - i.e. the ecstatic effect - is transmitted by the intensity of syncopated rhythms, reed organ lingering on a few tones, self-transforming vocal work accompanied with carefully chosen oscillating tunes and a variety of percussive patterns utilising artefacts crafted according to the methods of traditional metallurgia, as well as real-time tape operations. Comes in six-panel hand finished cardboard booklet, in an edition of 1.000 copies. [label info]
DODO BIRD -- "Flat" -- CD -- €8
2004 CAPP, CAPP-CD82
Angst-pop based on vintage electronics, nercotic melodies, sharp sounds, melancholic piano, depressive vocals and aggressive bass pulsations. [YAOP]
HALO MANASH -- "Am Kha Astrie" -- CD -- €12
2008 Aural Hypnox, [AH10], (ltd. 1000)
As the apex of Spring heralds awakenings, Halo Manash emerges from Winter and hibernation ~ Treefaced. Horns spiral skyward and antlers ascend. A tripartite trunk arises - a pillar that splits all worlds... Am Kha Astrie, a work of heliotropic, elemental ambient, is an opening, an awakening, a summoning, a crossing of thresholds. After their previous oneiric and minimal album, Am Kha Astrie sees Halo Manash re-integrate a more diverse instrumentation and a multiplicity of soundsources to create their work, which consists of seven interrelated tracks. Am Kha Astrie is a complete work in itself, but can also be viewed as the second facet of a tripartite series of works that are part of one holistic creation... Archaic elemental drums, bones and spiraling animal horns merge with various metal percussions, chimes, wind-instruments, voices and a multitude of other instruments to create a deep, earthly and yet celestially-bound opus. Am Kha Astrie is a massive and sometimes ominous work, a primal experience of coming-into-being, with all the terror, ecstasy and divine awe that it implies... Comes in a hand finished cardboard booklet, in an edition of 1000 copies. [press-release]
HALO MANASH -- "Taiwaskivi" -- CD -- €12
2009 Aural Hypnox, [AH12], (ltd. 500)
Ritual Ambient / Drone. As winter hibernation and spring awakening gives way to summer, Halo Manash rises radiant into luminosity, with wings spread into all worlds, and brings forth Taiwaskivi, an opulent work of solar ambience and primordial Ur-music... Taiwaskivi, a work of sonic flame and aural ash, consists of seven interrelated tracks, utilizing such diverse instrumentation as organ, horns, vocals, drums, gongs, percussions and various string instruments as well as field-recordings captured during the pilgrimage that the creation of the work embodies... An air of finality abounds, as Taiwaskivi, although a complete work in itself, can also be viewed as the third and final facet of a tripartite series of works that are part of one holistic creation - a treelogy, with seed, root, trunk and finally, branches. Being the culmination of an ascending journey through the aforementioned realms within and without, Taiwaskivi is the celestial crown at the peak, reaching toward Sol, source and beyond; it is the leaves and fruit of the branches and their skybound nectar ever-flowing - the sacred fire, the consummation and conjunction of All... Comes in a hand finished cardboard booklet with inserts. [press-release]
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