ZHELEZOBETON news - 22.03.2019

I don't know how it happens, but for the third time in a row this year we make the newsletter on the 22nd day of the month :) Anyway, congratulation with the Equinox, and I wish you truly vernal spiritual power!

This time Russian scene is presented by the releases of such labels as kultFRONT (third and final part of David Lynch tribute on tape), NEN Records (two killer industrial-techno tapes), Paper Moon Republic (triumph of Siberian lo-end), Aquarellist (reissue of an untitled Muslimgause album from the early period), and works of the projects Bardoseneticcube + Kromeshna, The Red Tibet and Pustota.

International scene is presented by the labels Fourth Dimension Records / Lumberton Trading Company (UK/PL), OPN Records (FR), Gravações Tunguska (PT), Gradual Hate Records (ES), Winter-Light (NL), Silentes / 13 / St.An.Da (IT).

As usual, send your orders to mm@radionoise.ru или zhelezobeton@inbox.ru. Reservation is possible for a reasonable time.

While you're reading this newsletter, don't forget to listen to the fresh mix!

All the best,

I. Forthcoming events

22.03.2019 - Vernal Equinight (poluDRЁma)
St. Petersburg, Poznay Chay. More info...

Moscow, Pluton. More info...

Moscow, Pluton. More info...

St. Petersburg, The Place. More info...

Moscow, DOM. More info...

Moscow, Rock House. More info...

St. Petersburg, Serdce. More info...

12.04.2019 - Cosmonoise 2019
St. Petersburg, Sound Museum / GEZ-21. More info...

St. Petersburg, Sound Museum / GEZ-21. More info...

St. Petersburg, Zal. More info...

Moscow, Moscow Station Hall. More info...

II. New items in mailorder catalogue

CDs & CD-Rs

ABATTOIR & SATORI -- "Megaloschemos" -- CD -- €10
2018 Gradual Hate Records, GH 138 CD, (ltd. 300)
Industrial / Dark Ambient. Satori, continuing a project first started in the 1980’s founding member Dave Kirby brings an onslaught of industrial soundscapes, pounding drums and a dystopian vision of a world commited to destroying itself. Comprising a mixture of harsh noise and power electronics with a harder and heavier percussive beat than before Satori enter 2018 with a collection of new songs “Dispossession” based on the physical and mental disconnect facing everyone in the modern world. A constant pervasive undercurrent of violence, the feeling of a society on the brink of a total meltdown and the fears and torments of the powerless individual... Lorenzo Abattoir is an Italian-based noise artist and sound engineer from Torino. His work takes shape in a context of underground extreme noise music to become accessible through projects related to sound art. “The sound of chaos merging with order, where every detail and nuance seems to be carefully regulated and controlled”. [label info]

ABBILDUNG -- "At The Gates Of Ouln" -- CD -- €10
2019 Winter-Light, WIN 020, (ltd. 200)
Dark Ambient. The welcome return of ABBILDUNG to our Winter-Light label with a new studio album 'At The Gates Of Ouln'. We journey once more to the world first visited in 'All Demons Are Horned' and enter the realm of the other dreamers. On 'At The Gates Of Ouln', ABBILDUNG presents us with six new tracks of classic dark ambient, forged in his own unique style. Utilising field recordings, samples, drones and beautifully crafted atmospherics, we are once again drawn in to the creative realm of Casian's music... Uplifting organ sounds wrap themselves around rich, dark overtones, pulling them from out of the shadows and up in to the half light, only to let them fall away again in to the gaping abyss below, as they burn bright for one last time before fading away in to black nothingness... Edition comes in a full-colour 4-panel digipak, limited to 200 copies. [label info]

AMON -- "The Innermost Legacy" -- 2 CD -- €15
1999/2018 Eibon Records, AMN017RE / Silentes Minimal Editions, SME 1868
Dark Ambient with unearthly and ghostly melodies + unidentified sound sources. "The Innermost Legacy" is an expanded and completely remastered new press of Amon's 1999 CD album "The Legacy". Coming as a 2xCD set with improved graphics, it also includes "Live Report", a selection of unreleased tracks recorded during various Amon concerts in the late '90s, which are presented in a continuous mix. [label info]

BARDOSENETICCUBE + KROMESHNA -- "Kaleidoscope" -- CD-R -- €6
2019 Ostroga, OTR-107, (ltd. 78)
Experimental / Drone. A collaboration of two Russian experimentalists: Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) from St. Petersburg and Vitaly Maklakov (Kromeshna) from Kamensk-Uralskiy. Synthesizer rumbles and mild industrial noises, field recordings, mouth harp, radio transmissions, fragments of TV-news and other odd samples and mixed with the auto-training voice recordings, forming well-structured eventful collages soaked in lingering drones.

DEAD PIANO -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2018 St.An.Da., 1806, (ltd. 300)
Ambient / Experimental. The idea of "DEAD PIANO" was born from the intention of using the sound of the piano in a different context, compared to what we are used to listen. Can this instrument become a different 'sound generator'? Beyond what has been done in the past, when many composers used a 'prepared piano', where they placed microphones near the strings, or pieces of metal that generated particular sounds resonating with the strings, the most recent technology offers many tools to manipulate that same sound, so well-known and unmistakable, and transform it into something quite different. Therefore it is possible for the piano to become a generator of percussive sounds, pads and drones, creating a sound palette that is reconciled with other sound sources becoming a cohesive and intriguing whole. The piano sounds manipulated by ANDREA BELLUCCI (Red Sector A, Vetropaco, Qod), are perfectly integrated with the atmospheres generated by CRISTIANO DEISON's machines, creating 'sonic landscapes' which complement each other. Not only melody then, where the piano can be considered 'the instrument' par excellence, but also the search for atmospheres and environments that can involve the listener, perhaps giving unexpected emotions. DEAD PIANO is a project by ANDREA BELLUCCI and DEISON. [label info]

DEISON / MINGLE -- "Innersurface" -- CD -- €10
2017 St.An.Da., 1701
Experimental / Industrial / Ambient. After crossing wastelands lost in oblivion (Everything Collapse[d], Aagoo, 2014), and being skeptically moved by listening to pulsations of a weak life (Weak Life, Aagoo, 2015), Cristiano Deison and Andrea Gastaldello (aka Mingle) are arriving at their final destination, Innersuface, the last stop on their journey. They suddenly fall into a hole and are trapped in a slimy pit overflowing with mud and industrial liquids. Everything is dense and oppressive. Their physical movement stops, the chaos in their head remains, they look around and everything is irreversibly changed. And while looking at the road they have just walked along, they glimpse the edge of a forest brimming with life, with its appearance unchanged over time...will it stay like this forever? Created, recorded and mixed between December 2015 and April 2016, at Mingle's Tower Home Studio and Deison's 1st Floor Studio, Innersurface continues the perfect blend of Deison and Mingle sounds: drones, field recordings and processed loops superimposed with disturbed rhythms, distorted beats and electronic processing. As always, the electronics are dirty and extremely evocative, sounds that we have become accustomed to. [label info]

EJECT -- "Instead of us there was rustle heard" -- CD -- €6
2012 self-released
Post-Rock / Experimental Jazz. A project from St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Pavel Mikheev – multi-instrumentalist playing in numerous rock and experimental bands. In this incarnation Eject manifested as a trio with Pavel on guitar and effects, Dmitry Bibikov on double-bass and Konstantin Gubenko on drums and percussion. Six instrumental pieces somewhere at a meeting point of post-rock and experimental jazz. Dynamics with an unpredictable plot, emotionally charged atmosphere, sensitive and refined playing technique of all three musicians – recommended to the connoisseurs of unusual instrumental music!

ENDLESS IMITATION -- "Silence Mistery" -- CD-R -- €6
2019 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_24, (ltd. 28)
Drone Ambient. Everyday zen and apprehension of random moments in the context of the eternity. The greatness and beauty of specific fragments of reality through the prism of inner pacification. An ode to the endless loneliness of the kitchen demiurge. Maybe yours too? CD-R with surface print, packed in a half-DVD-box. [label info]

FAVARON, GIANLUCA -- "Variations (Fragments Of Evanescent Memories)" -- CD -- €10
2018 13, sps1825, (ltd. 100)
Experimental / Ambient. Gianluca Favaron (Under the Snow, Zbeen, Ab'she) returns with a new work based on the study of repetition. "Even variation is a form of repetition": quoting Arnold Schönberg, Favaron has elaborated his concept of repetition by frangling the sound to break it down into infinitesimal parts. Therefore adding a new piece in his discography that represents an essential starting point for new research. In the sound. Of sound. CD + handmade cover by Stefano Gentile, ltd. 100 copies. [label info]

HARVEST RAIN -- "Night Chorus" -- CD -- €10
2005 OPN Records, OPNCD004
Nightwave, Coldwave and hallucinatory. This album is of Night, Paleflowers, Autumn and Winterlight, the a.m. dew, the roaming of the rural Night. Harvest Rain go from dark folk to ghostly bass, psychedelic guitar, minimal drum-beats and vocals delivered under opium clouds. The soundtrack to the Fountain of Night where He finds Her in the foliage and soil beneath wild Gardenia. A Night Ride through the burning leaves and into the upstairs window where a green flame stays lit. [band info]

2019 Gravacoes Tunguska, GT11, (ltd. 100)
Experimental / Lo-Fi. From the mind of Filipe Silva, known for his extactic performance as part of HHY & The Macumbas as well as from Besta Bode, F.R.I.C.S. and other Soopa Collective projects, comes HOMO, his solo projection through electricity, spiraling voices, loops and lo-fi spectrality. A language built from broken sounds, words and sentences. [label info]

I II 0 -- "s/t" -- CD -- €10
2018 St.An.Da., 1805
Italian experimental electronic trio (Alberto Collino – synth / prepared guitar / radio / amplified objects, Alberto G. Carraro – computer, Livio Fiorica – computer) presenting 3 long-form tracks of richly detailed spooky drones, filling the ambience with energy and space... [Databloem]

KAZERIA -- "Nihilist Militant [Explorations 2003-2007]" -- CD -- €10
2017 Gradual Hate Records, GH 133 CD
With this new album, Kazeria gathers a retrospective and very personal material. All tracks (or "explorations") are unedited and they were recorded between 2003-2007, pretty earlier to the formation of the project and on “a troubled personal time; one of militant nihilism” according to [S] own words. Neither hi-tech nor hi-fi were used in here... Back at that time [S] employed worn and minimal gear, using primitive recording technics (hand-manipulation, mostly) in order to create "old school" and minimalistic industrial, black / dark ambient and noise but including many elements that can be recognized on Kazeria´s later works. [label info]

KLEISTWAHR -- "Acceptance Is Not Respect" -- CD -- €10
2018 Fourth Dimension Records, FDCD110, (ltd. 300)
New album from Gary Mundy, comprising two parts that between them feature seven tracks inspired partly by religious and political beliefs and their place in a 21st Century UK that is secular and tolerant yet showing fissures during recent years. More subdued and elegiac than most of Kleistwahr's output, there's still much explored in Gary's perfect ability to bridge seemingly uncontrolled noise with tethers that see it assume new shapes. As with the previous albums, limited to 300 in a gatefold LP style sleeve based on the Broken Flag design. [label info]

KLEISTWAHR -- "The Return" -- CD -- €10
2009/2015 Fourth Dimension Records, FDCD94, (ltd. 300)
Remastered reissue of an LP that originally appeared on US label Noiseville in 2009 by Gary Mundy of Ramleh's solo project. Packaged in Broken Flag style sleeve in an edition of 300. [label info]

KOZHA U AKULY KAK NAZHDATCHKA -- "Tam, u reki derevya... Tam ya eschyo ne byl" -- 2 CD-R -- €6
2019 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_26, (ltd. 7)
Noise. Ultra-limited release with absolutely non-fashionable noise, for true connoisseurs of dadaism and absurdism. Vive la Primitivism! Two CD-Rs with printed surfaces, packed in a Double-Slim-DVD box. [label info]

LE FORBICI DI MANITU -- "Vecchie Vacche" -- CD -- €10
2018 ilentes Minimal Editions, sme 1867
If the history of The Beach Boys includes the legendary 'lost' (...and rebuilt...) album "Smile" and The Who's "Lifehouse" album remained unfinished, even Le Forbici di Manitù can boast their "lost album", an ideal follow-up to their first full-lenght work entitled "Saliva calda" (Hot Saliva), published on cassette in 1990 by Rosa Luxemburg Corporation and reprinted again on tape in 2016 by The Tapeworm in London. The "Vecchie vacche" (Old Cows) project was in fact started around 2000 by the two original members of the group, the equally mysterious and elusive Manitù Rossi and Satana Cianciulli, who at last patched things up after a whole decade of furious quarrels and disagreements. After almost twenty years of pauses and deferments - which in the meantime have seen the publication of another collaboration between Rossi and Cianciulli, the incendiary CD-EP "Preti pedofili" (Pedophile Priests - Sussidiaria, 2011) - the work was finally completed for Silentes with the use of texts specially commissioned to Vittore Baroni, written completely independently from the music according to a strategy already employed in "Saliva calda" (...Baroni has also randomly fixed the duration of the twelve tracks...). The stylistic coordinates of the album are unsettling as the seaside snapshot taken by Gabriella Marconi used on the cover; they range from free improvisation and bizarre micro-wave electronica to chamber scores and surreal songwriting... Guided since 1983 by the enigmatic Manitù Rossi, and responsible of a dozen of albums for respected international labels, Le Forbici di Manitù are at their ease with the most disparate sound idioms, from post-industrial noise to pop-rock classics, from electronic minimalism to lounge jazz. Among their most recent projects we'd like to mention: "Tinnitus Tales" (Sussidiaria, 2016), a themed triple album made in collaboration with about fifty musicians and visual artists, "GPS / GaPS" (BAU 14, 2017), a conceptual-situationist neo-serial album released on clear vinyl, "Outside Looking In" (BAU 15, 2018), the first and intimist solo album by Manitù Rossi. [press-release]

LIMBS BIN -- "Compassion & Vision" -- CD -- €10
2019 Fourth Dimension Records, FDCD113
Noise / Noisecore. Recorded by a quartet of grubby fools in a miserable warehouse in Cleveland, Compassion & Vision sees Limbs Bin founder Josh Landes joined by a cast of repellent perverts, Wyatt Howland, Erik Brown and David Russell, to deliver maybe the worst masterpiece to date. With Howland providing a nauseating rumble and Brown and Russell trading off turns on the kit, the two pieces that constitute this album place the listener in uncomfortable proximity to the conditions of the session. In Howland's completely unforgiving mix, you can smell the seat almost as much as the piss. Over its duration, Limbs Bin explores a range of feelings from anger, exhaustion and resignation to agony, frustration and misery. War jazz for the emotionally underdeveloped. Terror grind for cowards. Lean back, take a deep breath and experience Compassion & Vision. [label info]

LITVIN, ARSENY & PROKHOR GOROVOY -- "What die the beasts see? (Chto uvideli zveri?)" -- CD-R -- €6
2019 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_25, (ltd. 15)
Noise / Drone / Experimental. A thematic split by the authors from Novosibirsk and Saratov, Russia. A contamination of a child game with toy beasts by abstractionism, occultism and a concrete thriller. CD-R with printed surface, packed in a Half-DVD-box. [label info]

LITVIN, ARSENY / VITALY MAKLAKOV -- "Inside The Structure / Labyrinth" -- 2 CD-R -- €6
2019 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_27, (ltd. 13)
Ambient / Drone. A double-CD split of the musicians from the Urals and Siberia: humming, rustling and enveloping by a sapphire ivy. Study of the inner flows of an abstact structure on the first disc, and a journey inside a labyrinth with soft walls on the second one. Two CD-Rs with printed surfaces, packed in a Double-Slim-DVD box. [label info]

MUSLIMGAUZE -- "Untitled" -- CD -- €13
2000/2019 Aquarellist, aquarel 46-19, (ltd. 300)
Muslimgauze "Untitled" (2000) - this "nameless" creation was published by Klanggalerie publishing house, and in a strange way sends the listener back to 1993, to the albums "Betrayal" and "Veiled Sisters", being their obvious and natural continuation. Slow and soft, like a lump of hashish, either a dub or a lounge with an intoxicating sultry sound it immerses the listener in a light trance... it gives you a feeling as if you are lying down for an afternoon nap somewhere on the outskirts of the Palestinian bazaar, and you have no strength to move to shake off this obsessive stupor. Someone is a chatting nearby, something is tapping, somewhere in the vicinity there is an incomprehensible life and households... but to get up - there is no strength. Not even to open your eyes... because bliss, heat and trance. Incredibly atmospheric and hypnotic hypostasis MUSLIMGAUZE. Definitely recommended. [121] Standard edition in 4-panel digipak, limited to 300 copies.

MUSLIMGAUZE -- "Untitled" -- CD -- €18
2000/2019 Aquarellist, aquarel 46-19 b, (ltd. 111)
Muslimgauze "Untitled" (2000) - this "nameless" creation was published by Klanggalerie publishing house, and in a strange way sends the listener back to 1993, to the albums "Betrayal" and "Veiled Sisters", being their obvious and natural continuation. Slow and soft, like a lump of hashish, either a dub or a lounge with an intoxicating sultry sound it immerses the listener in a light trance... it gives you a feeling as if you are lying down for an afternoon nap somewhere on the outskirts of the Palestinian bazaar, and you have no strength to move to shake off this obsessive stupor. Someone is a chatting nearby, something is tapping, somewhere in the vicinity there is an incomprehensible life and households... but to get up - there is no strength. Not even to open your eyes... because bliss, heat and trance. Incredibly atmospheric and hypnotic hypostasis MUSLIMGAUZE. Definitely recommended. [121] Collector's edition in 4-panel digipak made of designer cardboard with silk-screen printing, limited to 111 copies.

NIHILTRONIX -- "Traces" -- CD -- €10
2018 OPN Records, OPNCD0034 / La Nouvelle Alliance, L.N.A.015, (ltd. 300)
French industrial project of Soldat Arnaud aka Nada-Negator, ex-ICK, chef of La Nouvelle Alliance label. "When old school industrial muzak meets minimal punk synth."

NIMH -- "Beyond The Crying Era" -- CD -- €10
2019 Winter-Light, WIN 021, (ltd. 300)
Nimh is an avant-garde deep ambient industrial electronic project formed by the multi-instrumentalist and sound designer Giuseppe Verticchio. Nimh has evolved on the territories of truly ecstatic-drone ambient music since the 90s with a vast catalogue of releases published on various independent labels such as Afe, Silentes, Eibon Records. Within a much more sonic industrial direction, Nimh has published complex, intricate releases in collaboration with pioneers of electronic-noise music (Mauthausen Orchestra, Maurizio Bianchi). He is also one half of the Hall Of Mirrors project, alongside Andrea Marutti, having released albums both on Malignant Records and Eibon Records... His music combines a wide spectrum of influences, he has recorded and released many works of different nature containing elements of experimental music, ambient, dark-ambient, industrial, electronic, shoegaze, post rock, folk, isolationism, ritual-ethnic music... On 'Beyond The Crying Era', NIMH has brought together a selection of dark/ambient/experimental tracks. This album is rich with darkened ambient music, created by the use of a cinematic collage of rumbling drone pieces, heavily layered melodic textures, field recordings, voices, sustained sounds and doom-laden guitar... Haunting, melancholic, intriguing and engaging, 'Beyond The Crying Era' is an incredibly atmospheric release which will capture the imagination of many sound travellers. It's an extended edition of a much shorter version, which was originally released as a vinyl LP limited to 100 copies. The tracks have been recorded over a 10 year period. All tracks compiled for 'Beyond The Crying Era' have been carefully re-edited and remastered for this CD release, on the Winter-Light label. [label info]

ORSI, FABIO -- "Motel A Tre Stelle" -- CD -- €10
2018 St.An.Da., 1807, (ltd. 300)
Ambient / Berlin School. A surprising new work (and a new artistic path) for Fabio Orsi. "Motel a tre stelle" follows paths traced by the legendary cosmic couriers, weaving magnificent sound carpets that recall the most evocative Ambient music of which Orsi is a master. This new work represents a new beginning... We still don't know the final destination, but it's so exciting to accompany Fabio along this way. The CD is released in an edition of 300 copies in ecopack wallet; the cover and artwork feature pictures taken by Alessandra Guttagliere. [label info]

PHILLIPS, TOMAS -- "Chuchoter Pas De Mots" -- CD + booklet -- €10
2016 13, sps1611, (ltd. 250)
Experimental / Ambient. "Chuchoter pas de mots" signifies very little, if anything, beyond the immediacy of its sounds that populate a larger field of hushed silent spaces. The flatline tones that waver and conjoin, sharp, high frequencies seeking only to focus rather than innervate the attention low swells, digital flourishes bouncing off of familiar, acoustic gestures, all emerging without meaning. No installation, dance theatre or otherwise aesthetic, ideological context. Which is not to say "Chuchoter pas de mots" lacks consequence. In its discrete whispers it invites a careful balance between rest and concentration, cajoling at the same time that it releases the listening self to its own way in or out of words. The release is presented with a 12 pages 8” booklet with paintings by Richard di Santo and photos by Stefano Gentile and it’s a limited edition of 250 copies. [label info]

PYLAR -- "Orygenes" -- CD -- €10
2018 Gradual Hate Records, GH 140 CD, (ltd. 300)
Ritual / Avantgarde / Psych-Rock. These are the "Demos" from 2012-2013 that started the Spanish doom metal / psych-rock legend. "The material belonging to "Orýgenes" was invoked throughout the 12th and 13th year of the third millennium of the common era of the unknown territories of the atlantes in the megalithic temple of the three pillars engraved by Bar-Gal and transmuted, edited and mastered in the studies of Knockturne by the Lamb Noctivago 7 days before the equinox of the spring of the year 2018. The truth was revealed to Pylar in 6 mysteries, 6 voices, 6 ways. Because the world dresses for its epic and the epic dies when the music stops. So... that the music does not stop, that the epic does not stop and that the wicker men burn to celebrate the new harvest". Ltd x 300 copies in a digipak. [label info]

QOD -- "Absequence" -- CD -- €10
2017 ilentes Minimal Editions, sme 1765
"Absequence" is the debut album of a new project called "qod", which showcases the collaboration between Moreno Padoan (MP, Artcore Machine, Otur Boyd) and Andrea Bellucci (Red Sector A, Subterranean Source, Vetropaco, Nerva, Dioide). In "Absequence", Padoan's devastating Rhythmic-Noise meets, merges and blends with Bellucci's polished IDM-Techno Ambient, giving life to nine tracks of pure electronic delirium. The album's target is to explore the possibilities offered by the meeting of two well-defined characters, who search for a communal code of expression, largely represented by intricate rhythmic textures and very refined and elaborate sounds. An extremely dangerous experience! [label info]

THE RED TIBET -- "Canal Army Songs" -- CD-R -- €10
2019 Kislorod
Neofolk / Soviet. Soviet heroic songs performed in a renewed way by the people who most probably have been listening to England's esoteric underground at their time. The album is dedicated to "the Great Construstion of the White Sea – Baltic canal in the name of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, 1931-33". The program features the canal army song in Russian and Italian, a song about the austere Arctic, a song about Dzerzhinsky, and a psychedelic dream of the same canal army man. Great work with sound and arrangements, invigorating energy, sensitive balance of pathos and self-irony! Packed in a heavy glossy 4-panel digipak.

SION ORGON -- "Recognition Journal" -- CD -- €10
2015 Lumberton Trading Company, LUMB023, (ltd. 300)
Six pieces by the Welsh producer, writer and sonic overlord, three of which include his of-found collaborators Thighpaulsandra (Coil, Julian Cope, Spiritualized, etc.) and Gaz Williams (Underworld), amongst a selection of other guests and co-conspirators. Like the two albums before it, including the last one, The Zsigmondry Experience, also released on LTCo in 2006, Sion Orgon crafts songs from all manner of different sounds and instrumentation mostly arriving from a more abstract or avant-garde extraction. Not always easy to listen to, what makes his music stand out is his ability to surprise. A 'proper' or even acutely accessible song can leap from labyrinthine textures, assume almost prog-like proportions and then dissolve into something far removed from the starting point. Coupled to his amazing production work, whereby years of experience garnered from his working with many a Welsh group from contrasting circles has clearly paid dividends, it is clear Sion Orgon takes the whole notion of working the studio as an instrument in itself up to a level way beyond most of his contempraries. [label info]

STUPOR MENTIS -- "Ad Extirpanda" -- CD -- €10
2018 Gradual Hate Records, GH 136 CD / Twilight Records, TW 1.155
Stupor Mentis is a Dark Ambient / Neoclassical duo formed in 2015. The general atmosphere of their music is fog-laden and oppressive, sometimes turning into lyrical musing, escorting you to the edge of the "Stupor Mentis". This latin term refers to the special mental "no-being" state characterised by a complete suspension of intellectual activities; then, transporting you out of yourself. The vocals alternate between French, English, Spanish and Latin, citing the poems of Charles Baudelaire, Emile Cioran and Rafael Alberti. Digipak. [Cold Spring]

VELGENATURLIG -- "Kundalini" -- CD -- €10
2018 Winter-Light, WIN 019, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Having previously released the full length 'Opalescent Pust' on our label, the Portuguese sound sculpture VelgeNaturlig returns with an album of deep, immersive ambient drones - 'Kundalini'. On 'Kundalini', Ivo Santos presents us with an album, layered with a rich tapestry of dense drones, reverberating sub-bass and circulating processed sounds, cleverly woven together with field recordings. As with most, if not all of VelgeNaturlig's work, on 'Kundalini' the tracks flow together as one, creating vast musical landscapes to traverse within the minds eye. The music weaves an infinite pathway between the light and the dark, sometimes isolating but always keeping the listener engaged. 'Kundalini' is an album of true awakening, invoking a clash of primordial sounds and energies. Let the currents flow..... [label info]

VETROPACO -- "Subvoid" -- CD -- €10
2017 St.An.Da., 1702, (ltd. 240)
IDM / Experimental. On "Vetropaco"'s second album, we see once again Gianluca Favaron (Zbeen, Ab'SHE, etc.) and Andrea Bellucci (Red Sector A, Nerva, Dioide, etc.) joining their forces. The target of this new work is to further expand the concepts and themes touched upon in the first album, making this collaboration as homogeneous as possible. In "Subvoid", Favaron's sounds act like the main binding force on all the tracks and appear to be more in the foreground compared to the previous album. The project is enriched by new solutions where digital and analogue sounds melt together, searching for a form of expression that is both pleasant and engaging, and never taken for granted. Rhythm tracks take shape from Favaron's palette, whose sounds are bended and elaborated exactly to form a unique blend with Bellucci's textures, where they get lost and come to light again. [label info]

WIND ATLAS -- "An Edible Body" -- CD -- €10
2018 Gradual Hate Records, GH 137 CD
"An Edible Body", marks a turning point in the band’s trajectory. Their third record builds a new space for the band to experiment and play with new sounds and electronic rhythms. It is the band’s most experimental album and at the same time the most accessible. Opening up to post-punk, primitive sounds and spiritual chants, they begin to include post-industrial hints that would later crystallize in the form of this new album. In search of this new sound, the band decide to record the album in New York with Sean Ragon, leader of the post-Industrial band Cult Of Youth (whom they met after performing together in Barcelona) and occasional guitarist of Psychic TV: the chemistry in the studio was immediate. The band delve into territory you would expect from Coil, and Lisa Gerard. "An Edible Body" was recorded in the freezing month of February in 2017, at Sean Ragon’s studio in Queens, New York. Digipak. [label info]

YTERCE, ALEXANDRE -- "Contra Temporum Iniquitates" -- 2 CD -- €15
2018 Licenses / Monochrome Vision
Musique Concrète. Double-CD containing the works of the French electro-acoustic composer Alexandre Yterce from the period of 1988-2017. Glossy 6-panel digisleeve with a 24-page booklet containing images & stories behind each composition in French and English.

VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "Prix Russolo 2016-2017" -- 2 CD -- €10
2018 Studio Forum / Monochrome Vision
Musique Concrète / Experimental. A compilation of the tracks by the composers of electro-acoustic and noise music, who took part in the annual contests named after Luigi Russolo in 2016 and 2017, and received the maximum votes from the jury: Julie Semoroz, Vincent Guiot, Lea Tania Lo Cicero, Simón Pérez, Nicolas Marty, James Andrew Babcock, Damián Lauraro Gorandi, Nathalie Mondor, Jan Kruml, Pablo Bas, Hideki Umezawa, Armando Balice, Oil Texture.


KAGERAW -- "Seeking Out The Spirit" -- CS -- €8
2019 Gravacoes Tunguska, GT12, (ltd. 100)
Neofolk. Ethereal, yet dense. Piano, guitar, voice, wind, space. Short fragments from the songs of inner feeling. A few grains of the infinite sound which I hear inside, but cannot show in perfection this real vibration. The old strident gates, that sways by the wind in a fierce cold and nameless night, calling to discard the fear and get deeper... Do you want to feel the inner place where the inspiration creates something that beyond? Take the shaman tears. [from the author]

LARKIN, NICK -- "Surrender​/​Control" -- CS -- €9
2018 NEN Records, NEN26, (ltd. 45)
Techno / Industrial. NEN Records is happy to present the first full-length album by Nick Larkin, a musician, DJ and sound producer from Moscow. The ‘surrender/control’ opposition, revealed in the record’s title, is a two-stroke mechanism, which, like exhalation and inhalation, sets in motion the life cycle. Systole and diastole, kick drum beat and pause, flash in the night and thickening darkness - those are the elementary particles that make up the deadly routine and fractal carnival of everyday life. Larkin draws his unique pattern by means of hypnotic A-class techno, using only analog instruments. The album, featuring experimental tracks as well as dance floor grooves, is finely complimented by two remixes – penned by Le Chocolat Noir (Croatia) and Beat Movement (Italy)... Pink cassettes, two-sided coloured inlay sleeve, outer cardboard slipcase, 45 hand-numbered copies. [label info]

PUSTOTA -- "Pro Eto" -- C-45 -- €6
2019 BioSonar^Lo-End, 091/2019, (ltd. 12)
Tape noise can be different, can be very different, from time to time. This phonogram represents noise obtained from a fatally deformed tape, the wrinkled surface of which previously contained recordings of romantic pop music performers from the 20th century, which however didn't affect the quality of the noise flow. Artwork – cardboard painted by a brush, hand-written info and numeration. [label info]

PUSTOTA -- "Ul. Yablochkova d.0" -- C-70 -- €6
2019 BioSonar^Lo-End, 092/2019, (ltd. 12)
A fragment of city / field recordings made with cassette equipment. A pair of condenser microphones was put near an open window on Yablochkova street (St. Petersburg, Petrogradskaya district) on a dreary March morning. However the urban rumble is diluted by vigorous sparrows tweets. Design – cardboard envelope with attached art, hand-written info and numeration. [label info]

RUBBISH TC -- "KamAZ" -- CS -- €9
2019 NEN Records, NEN28, (ltd. 45)
Techno / Industrial. Imagine me say that this album is named after a tragic incident that took place in August 2014: a French couple was travelling across Russia and somewhere on the way from Saint Petersburg to Irkutsk on a deserted road they were hit by a KamAZ, an iconic Russian truck. To death. A big thrill, you would say in return, such things happen in Russia every day, and not only to the French; in fact, you bluff - we have checked it out, and there was no such case at all - you made it all up! Actually, you would be absolutely right. Truth be told, there was a French couple (including the author of this album) travelling about Russia in August 2014 - they crossed half of the country and were completely happy, with people and the places (which is also not a big thrill, indeed). Then, where I am going with this?... The matter is that the new album by Rubbish T.C. knocks down the listener in a twink, just like a bloody KamAZ out of control. The man behind the wheel is a French producer Francois Ferguson, and the project title stands for Rubbish Techno Consortium. Under this moniker, Ferguson, an activist of the free party scene, pays, in his own words, "a tribute to the intuitive poetry of machines" - ergo, records hypnotic acid techno, with strong punk attitude, that exhaust the body and rejuvenates the soul. Isn't that what we need?!.. Black cassettes (recycled MK-60 with new tape), two-sided coloured inlay sleeve, outer cardboard slipcase, 45 hand-numbered copies. [label info]

SEKTOR 304 -- "Primary Interface & Transmissions" -- 2 CS -- €15
2007/2019 Gravacoes Tunguska, GT13 / New Approach Records, NAR19, (ltd. 100)
A reissue of the first two records of the Portuguese industrial mammoth, while they were still in their early beginnings. While on "Primary Interface" we are presented with a raging display of raw junk metal percussion, power electronics and dark industrial tones, on "Transmissions" the ambient shifts towards a more cosmic approach, although without loosing its rusted edge. Housed in a double tape box, this release comes with an eight panel U-Card with a redesigned artwork that comprises the aethetics of this first period. [label info]

VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "Electricity: David Lynch Tribute Live" -- C-90 -- €10
2019 kultFRONT, KF-XXXIV, (ltd. 50)
Recording of the live gig presenting the two-part tribute to the cinema director and musician David Lynch frorm the kultFRONT label. The unique audio-visual show was presented on September 26th, 2017 in the very heart of St. Petersburg – Angleterre Cinema Lounge in the eponymous hotel on St. Isaac's Square. The musicians were playing against the video background that wa created live on a big cinema screen... The night was divided in two parts, each of them presenting main components of the tribute – dark rhythmical near-techno patterns and forestal drone depths. First part featured RELIC RADIATION and IVAN NAPREENKO (SAL SOLARIS, OTZEPENEVSHIYE, KRUGOM16). Second part – SVETLO111, UHUSHUHU and LUNAR ABYSS... The recording of each set took one part of the cassette. Just like the Black Lodge is the embodiment of the White Lodge, the place where live the spirits who rule over man and nature on Earth, so both musical reincarnations of that evening, constantly in contact, now share the same mysterious space. The space in this case is embodied in a magnetic tape. It is impossible to guess exactly where the listener will encounter his own shadow in this sonic journey. Not everything depends on the direction in which the tape will roll against the magnetic head of every new cassette deck. One can get stuck in the ring of 12 sycamore trees at any second of these 88 minutes of mystery... The edition is complemented by a bonus-track – a remix by SVETLO111 on the track "Lynch" by DMT, which started the whole idea of the tribute 10 years ago. [label info]


EJECT -- "Instead of us there was rustle heard" -- t-shirt -- €16
2019 self-released
Black t-shirt from the EJECT project (St. Petersburg, Russia). The print is based on a cover of the CD "Instead of us there was rustle heard". Sizes M and L are available. Image.

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ABBILDUNG -- "All Demons Are Horned" -- CD -- €10
2015 Winter-Light, WIN 004
Dark Ambient from the dark realm of dreams. ABBILDUNG's 10th years anniversary CD entitled 'All Demons Are Horned' puts together probably the best work so far from the Romanian sound artist. Spanning over 3 years in the making, the release takes you to a transcendental journey through finely crafted, dark ambient soundscapes, mystic drones with a touch of oriental inspired music... This is an incredibly interesting release from ABBILDUNG, utilising a broad, and sometimes brave, use of sounds, field recordings and voices within this genre. This is a release that is pushing at the boundaries of ambient and taking it so much further. The tracks are exquisitely crafted pieces that at times are tinged with fusions of an oriental journey, propelling you through harsh atmospheric re-entry or simply leaving the listener alone to drift in absolute solitude. The opening track drags you in from the very first moments, taking you on a dark journey and eventually pulling you through to the other side. Whether that outcome is one of light or dark only the listener can decide. [label info]

AMON -- "El Khela Al'Akhdar" -- 2 CD -- €14
1997/2016 Eibon Records, Amn005R / Silentes Minimal Editions, Sme1664
20 years after its initial release, AMON's “El khela” still shines out like a pillar in the dark ambient field. Mysterious, catacombal, bleak, monumental, cryptic ambience. This new edition contains a remastered, repackaged and graphically renewed version of “El khela” + a second cd with rare, unreleased and reworked tracks. “El khela Al'Akhdar” comes in digisleeve + 2 inner sleeves. [label info]
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ANATOMIA DE VANITATS -- "The Anthropic Principle" -- CD -- €10
2014 Gradual Hate Records, GH 121 CD
Anatomia De Vanitats is Merce Spica from ELDARs solo project, this is an intricate album bubbling with details, a steamy dark ambient epic. In cosmology, The Anthropic Principle states that any valid theory of the universe must be consistent with the existence of human beings. "If the universe must verify certain conditions to our existence, these conditions are checked because we exist." The various attempts to apply this principle to the development of scientific explanations of the universe cosmology have led to much confusion and controversy... "The world is necessarily as it is because there are beings who wonder why so..." Composed and produced by Merce Spica at Oxid Studios Barcelona 2013, mastered by Simon Heath (Atrium Carceri, Cryo Chamber), design by Alonso Urbanos. [label info]

BECUZZI, GIANLUCA -- "[In]visible Fields" -- 2 CD -- €10
2011 Silentes Minimal Editions, sme 1145
INVISIBLE FIELDS is collection of tracks created in order to non-compositional works: sound and video installations, theatre, performances, live set. The first CD includes 5 tracks from various installations and theatre pieces. FOR E.A.P. is a reworked audio section for a theatre piece based on E.A. POE novel "The Pit and the Pendulum". THE CAGE is a performance made for the art exhibition "Strade Bianche". Gianluca Becuzzi played, into an etruscan barrel, a big empty aviary, scraping and beating it. RADIO TRANS IT was composed for an installation by Pietro Riparbelli / K11 entitled "Camera Sonora for 4 Radiodramas" presended at eXperimenta 02. WATER MEMORIES is the title of a site specific work presented at eXperimenta 03. BREATHS is the soundtrack of a series of video portraits by Francesco Arena. The second CD includes the long title track (IN)VISIBILITY, a semi-impro electroacoustic live set. The performance was created with a laptop playing a backing track (field-recordings, processed frequencies, concrete sounds) and objects (paper and stones of different form and size). [press-release]

DAY BEFORE US -- "Prelude а l'ame d'elegie" -- CD -- €10
2015 OPN Records, OPNCD0031, (ltd. 300)
Day Before Us is a cinematic, neoclassic dark ambient and deep sound art project formed in 2011 by Philippe Blache. Full length releases have been published by Rage in Eden, Twilight Records (…) Slowly moving melancholic piano airs, tonal synth clusters, processed acoustic textures, lyrical themes and discreet experimentations characterize the compositional process and the stylistic inclination. [label info]

FIRST HUMAN FERRO -- "Heterodox" -- CD -- €10
2016 Old Captain, OCCD17 / Gradual Hate Records, GH 126 VN, (ltd. 200)
Old Captain’s owner, Olegh Kolyada (Oda Relicta, In Meditarium), fights the sea and presents his Lost Generation victory in defeat. “Heterodox” is a dark ambient album born of the sound and the fury with heroes lonely and mad. A sparse, straightforward yet emotionally vigorous record with its own interior monologue, a discourse to be a silent interlocutor to. Restraining the interior the musician offers the nature symbolism via modular synthesizers and analogue junk approach to scatter one’s ego worldwide for good. Full of elemental primitiveness the heretic in his destructive folly challenges to claim a nihilistic vision of reality to engage the listener into an ever-present absurd. A 200-CD edition in a classical glossy Digipak. A co-prod of Old Captain and Gradual Hate Records. [label info]

HARVEST RAIN -- "Blood Hymns" -- CD -- €10
2006 OPN, OPN CD 05
These Midnight Sessions began within the Winter Solstice and the recordings continued during the 12 Nights of Yule in 2002. 'Blood Hymns' is a personal soundtrack to the search for Thule/Hyperborea. The Spirit's journey back to the lost homeland. A "musical diary" of the blood answering the Pull of Magnetic North's Most Northerly Midnight. Where one finds the 13th Hour. These Midnight Sessions began after 'A Frost Comes with the Wind' and should be considered the follow-up to that album. The largest line-up for a Harvest Rain album yet. Special preparations and work with the Chilean artist Juan Almarza Anwandter of Der Arbeiter without whom this album would not be. 'Blood Hymns' is for all those on the Path of A-MOR. Expect simply the best with this new collection of heathen folk music anthems... [press-release]

JUDAH -- "s/t" -- CD -- €3
2007 SmallVoices, SVR0720
Second full album by those clones of NY's legend Suicide! This album is even more close to the very typical Suicide sound than the first one.. they sound extremely close to the originals! An incredible collision between cold and analogue minimal electronics with toxic and vicious vocals, rock'n'roll and savage punk. A real cult project / cult release. [label info]

KLOOB -- "Remarkable Events" -- CD -- €10
2018 Winter-Light, WIN 015
Here on 'Remarkable Events', Kloob has brought a darker, much more intense, rich feel to his music, quite different from some of his previous works. The tracks switch between dark and light and you can feel the influence of his recent Eastern travels, crackling in the air, in the field recordings, in the synth sweeps and patterns and in the sonic landscapes that the album creates and carries you along. Make no mistake, this is not an album filled with the chants of Hindu monks and the busy clatter of every day Indian life. It is an intensely spiritual album, which for its duration will take you along the same paths traversed by the artist himself. [label info]

LUNAR ABYSS -- "Mitridat" -- CD-R -- €8
2016 Biosonar^Lo-End, 056/2016 cdr, (ltd. 16)
A bunch of fresh tracks produced in early autumn in Crimea between the walks among the ruins of the ancient towns of Tavrida. The basics of these tracks were recorded at different times in various places, at the drone gatherings of Petrograd team and in nature. Artwork - DIY cardboard sleeve with environmentally-themed Soviet pocket calendars. [label info]

MAJDANEK WALTZ -- "Zimniy Sad (Winter Garden)" -- CS -- €8
2018 UtrovortU, I-01, (ltd. 40)
Mini-album released by the band on the anniversary of the beginning of the siege of Leningrad. What was a song about a past love (performed by Alexey Glyzin) turns into an endless transition through the icy lands from darkness to infinity, through a sequence of pictures of white snow and black sky. Winter looks through the wide open eyes and this is not the winter that one can endure... The physical edition is made in a circulation of 40 cassettes and 20 disks. The cassettes are issued with sixteen different covers. [label info]

MAKLAKOV, VITALY -- "Library Dream" -- CD-R -- €5
2016 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_3, (ltd. 30)
Drone Ambient / Noise. Shelves and old books covered with dust like with a blanket. Neither people nor timber worms won't disturb its dream stretched out to subjective millenia. Are you ready to plunge into the depth of their dreamy choir? Would you risk to send your astral body to their dreams risking not to go back? We just offer the gates there in a form of the album by this Ural-based artist and noise composer. CD-R with printed surface, packed in half-DVD box. [label info]

MAKLAKOV, VITALY -- "Zheleznye Skazki #3" -- CD-R -- €6
2017 Paper Moon Republic, PMR_13, (ltd. 33)
Noise / Industrial / Experimental. We present you the third installment of the "Iron Tales" (two previous parts were released by Ostroga and Frozen Light). We suggest you become extraterrestrial archaeologists and immerse yourselves in studying the remains of the extinct civilization of the planet Shelezyaka. History, ancient tales, religious texts - all drowned in dust and rust of the dead world. Echoes of old stories are now woven in a bizarre anachronistic pattern. Still try to unravel it. CD-R with printed surface, packed in a half-DVD-box. [label info]

MAKLAKOV, VITALY / LITVIN, ARSENY -- split -- 3"CD-R -- €4
2016 Heart Shaped Box Prod., HSB-099, (ltd. 11)
Minimalistic noise plit of two Ural-based projects. Special handmade foldout paper package.

NAM-KHAR -- "Secret Essence​/​Sangwa Dupa" -- CD -- €10
2018 Winter-Light, WIN 016, (ltd. 300)
Nam-Khar is a Ritual/Drone collective that utilises various ethnic instruments and synthesised material within its works. What Nam-Khar offers up here are nine very different pieces of ritualistic music, each with the common thread of bringing you to a place of both focus and isolation. The subtle use of traditional instrumentation creates small vacuous pockets for the listener to move into, which are then juxta-positioned with slightly harsher, more industrial sounds. These are then all neatly sewn together with ice cold drones, warm bass sounds and synth sweeps... With its short stabs and metallic sounds, the music can sometimes feel cold, unsettling and edgy. Tracks such as Shidak (re-shaped) could easily soundtrack the nightmare segment from a film, where the drones pull you stumbling through dark corridors, treading uncertain footsteps with a feeling of anxiety, never knowing what shapes are hiding out in the shadows, or what lies just around the corner. But the other side to the music from Nam-Khar lies in the warm, rich textured sounds and the drones that slowly build in density. Each aspect complimenting each other to bring a rich varied sound to the whole album and drawing all the tracks together... "Secret Essence/“Sangwa Dupa is a sonic journey to the archaic energies/powers in Tibetan culture, which in the end, are not to be seen as being separated from one’s own mind. [label info]

NIMH -- "The Impossible Days" -- CD -- €4
2004 Weird Amplexus, WAX 13, (ltd. 500)
Point of arrival of a long course of sonic research and experimentation, The Impossible Days sees Nimh (Giuseppe Verdicchio) summarizing a long time experience in combining obscure and static resonance, electronic plots, sound-effects, tensions, pulses, voices and real life ambient recordings, acoustic and electric sound sources treatments, in a high emotional impact diversified alternation... An impressive utilization of articulate sonic stratifications, mixings of electroacoustic material and samplings, original sounds, analogue and digital noises, generated by electronic machines, collected through both traditional and in contact microphones recordings. [label info]

NIMH / NEFELHEIM -- "Whispers From The Ashes" -- CD -- €4
2004 Weird Amplexus, WAX09
Ideally inspired by the Inquisition era, like some titles of the tracks may suggest, Whispers from the Ashes presents Nimh (Giuseppe Verticchio) and Nefelheim joined together for the production of a dark oriented CD that alternates obscure and haunting atmospheres with more gloomy and sometimes dramatic and highly evocative episodes... In a blend of low frequencies, metallic sounds, echoes of distant voices and human screams, whispers, concrete noises, ritual processions, suddenly an acoustic guitar chord, some reverberate piano notes, the sound of falling rain, bits of thundering percussions emerge... Like in a disquieting voyage to a far away past, in a stakes and witches age, featuring persecutions of heretics and superstition... A wonderful trip in vein of Raison D Etre and Cold Meat sounds. [label info]

ORSI, FABIO -- "Find Electronica" -- CD -- €3
2007 A Silent Place, ASP21
"Find Electronica" is a wonderful album full of fine lyrics, structured as a long drone / ambient suite divided in two portions which are the frames of the articulated central track. A strictly personal exercise on the "Weird Folk" theme, hypnotic and seductive. The "found" electronica meets the sonorities made by the six chords, projecting enchanted landscapes on a vibrant horizon, with an intimate sensibility. Abstract and emotional, deep and dreamy. Digifile. [press-release]

ORSI, FABIO & VALERIO COSI -- "We Could For Hours" -- CD -- €3
2008 A Silent Place, ASP26
"We Could For Hours" is instability. It represents the will to open the gates of unknown. It is the dark, whispered sounds and hidden truths. Chaos. And now here it starts, everything takes form, sensations rise, objects acquire colours, distorted vision but still a vision of reality... Silence. Sounds follow themselves but always hidden in a veil of mystery, words are mute, everything is listening attentively to the enchanting melody of nature... Everything is nothing. Nothing is the time. Time becomes memory and memory brings us to happy thoughts that rise first, then fall in the end. Hallucinations. The precariousness feeling is overwhelming us, tollings of a clock without hands are molesting our ears and they scan the slow and endless flowing of life. Too late to be back. There's no possibility. We have to live desolate countrysides burnt by an August sun. Lysergic vision. Void. [press-release]

RAPOON -- "Offworld OP1 Equs: Mercury Rising 2" -- CD -- €10
2018 Winter-Light, WIN 018, (ltd. 300)
In celebration of his 25th Silver Anniversary, we are releasing a trilogy of new work from Rapoon entitled ‘The Mercury Rising Trilogy’. The Mercury Rising Trilogy will comprise of three brand new studio albums, all with exclusive material. The albums will bring a new feel to Robin’s work, that of a more off world spacious feel, jazzy in parts with a ceremonial thread running throughout. Each album interlinked by this feel and theme, as the titles suggest, but with each one still having it’s own unique identity... Here we present to you the second installment of the Mercury Rising Trilogy - 'Offworld OP1 Equs'. The trilogy began with 'Sanctus Equinox', released through Winter-Light in November 2017. The journey now continues....... Every 150 years the moons align and block out the light entirely from the small inhabited planet of Offworld OP1. Too cold even for the androids to survive they move en-masse to the farthest moon Celios and wait out the winter in the relative warmth. The ice crystals in the nearby gas planets rings reflect the meager light of the far sun and throw rainbows down to the surface of Celios… a sign… The androids have built their shelters in the shape of the six pointed star with a circular perimeter representing the outer rings of home system Saturn and the sun that moved. Looking back along the aligned moons they diminish in intensity until Offworld is just a shadow, a memory. Waiting. It will take six months before the the first light shines again on Celios and another six before the androids will return. Celebrations await that return…. for now there is only the slow resignation of winter and a promise of it’s end... Spacious synth sweeps glide through the air, whilst icy piano tones play out, filling the spaces with crystallised sounds. Drums crack and fall away, a lo-fi saxophone plays a sombre song to itself, as alien voices raised to the skies chant the mantras of a temporarily dislodged Offworld race of sentient beings. [label info]

RAPOON -- "Wanderlust" -- CD -- €10
2016 Winter-Light, WIN 005, (ltd. 400)
Robin Storey aka Rapoon needs no introduction, having released around 60 albums alone under his avant-garde project. Robin has collaborated with many artists over the years and for this release additional vocals for the album have been supplied by the Russian folk singer Tatyana Stepchenko aka TOLOKA... As the title indicates, ‘Wanderlust’ is the endless yearning, the search for questions and for answers, the horizon ever drawing onward with the lure of what lies beyond. The pull of the mountains and the deserts and the infinitive light of the stars, shining from the distant past. We travel… [label info]

SEETYCA -- "Nemeton" -- CD -- €10
2015 Winter-Light, WIN 003, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient. In the ancient Celtic tradition, a Nemeton was a sacred space, primarily situated in natural areas, often sacred groves of trees. The album 'Nemeton' will take you to your own sacred place, as it hints at what lies hidden, ever deeper in the thick forests and darkened woods of Germany. A lo-fi master piece in dark ambient, the six tracks on this CD invoke feelings of apprehension, wonder and longing for a place never visited in the flesh but often travelled to in the minds eye. A place that lies tantalising just out of reach in the distance but that at any moment can become all consuming and enveloping. Encompassing you in thick dark layers of ambience and transporting you to a space from which there is no return. [label info]

SEETYCA -- "Winterlicht" -- CD -- €10
2017 Winter-Light, WIN 011
As the album title indicates the theme is that of the winter's light and comprises of 12 new tracks, combining deep drones and sparse musical pieces to create a vast wintry landscape. The opening track 'cold morning' invokes images of sunlight playing across fields steeped in deep white snow while your cold breath disappears in to the morning air. The title track 'winterlicht' is a slowly evolving darker, deeper 13 minute drone piece. Here the heavy mantle of winter steadily envelopes the listener, drawing the darkness of the nights ever nearer, as the cold winds howl and the ice begins to form, locking the landscape in to a frozen tundra... The play between light and dark, the subtle use of environmental sounds and carefully chosen instruments, played by a stellar array of Seetyca's friends, is what makes this album truly engaging. [label info]

SEETYCA -- "Zwischenwelten" -- CD -- €10
2016 Winter-Light, WIN 006, (ltd. 300)
‘Zwischenwelten’ is an immensely deep journey, characteristic of Seetyca’s music. The listener is pulled between worlds, shrouded in dense layers of fog or pinned to the edge of a scene, forced to watch as an observer, while the part plays out. Interspersed with environmental sounds, and both electronic and traditional instruments, ‘Zwischenwelten’ is a beautiful, hypnotic album switching between what is real and what is perceived to be real by the listener. The album is laced with lush melodies, light ambient touches and otherworldly samples which bring to this piece a welcome sense of detachment... For this release, Seetyca has been joined by a number of contributing artists including Thom Yeesland (ambiant guitar sounds), Julian Eckstein (trombone) and Kris Caelis (glockenspiel and environmental sounds). Seetyca himself plays an array of instruments including e-maschinen, samplers, ocarina, recorder, zither and acoustic guitar to name but a few. [label info]

SOLCO CHIUSO -- "L'Alcova D'Acciaio" -- CD -- €10
2017 Gradual Hate Records, GH 134 CD
Industrial / Electronics. The new album of Solco Chiuso taken his title by a poetry of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and feature 9 tracks of Extreme Electronics plus 1 track in collaboration with Les Champs Magnètiques. A mixture of electronics, Industrial and noise with a touch of experimental sounds... Solco Chiuso was born in 2014 and is the solo-project of Gabriele Fagnani (Kannonau, Corazzata Valdemone). The name means "closed rut", that was the ancient way to create loop, carving a closed rut on the vinyl and recording on it a sound that play continously. [label info]

SOUND_00 + LEFTERNA -- "Elementals: Collabs 2" -- CD -- €10
2017 Winter-Light, WIN 010
After a series of collaborative publications on multiple experimental labels, the duo of Toni Dimitrov (Sound_00) & Boban Ristevski (Lefterna) finds its 'Elementals: Collabs 2' conceptual release on Winter-Light. 'Elementals: Collabs 2' is an ambient/experimental release of deep drone contemplations and ambient exploration, good for deep meditative and learning sessions... 'Elementals' gathers together selected collaborative works from the artists Sound_00 + Lefterna. All tracks have previously been released separately on compilations from the labels Fall Into Void, Post Global Recordings, HNM Recordings, AOsmosis and Crna Zemlja. For this release on our Winter-Light label, the tracks have been completely remastered by Cruel Sound Works, adding a richer, more distinctive warm feel to each piece. [label info]

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).

SPIRAL VREMENI -- "Discography" -- 4 CD-R BOX -- €33
2018 Kitezh Records
Whole discography of Spiral Vremeni - all 4 albums on CD-Rs in a wooden box hand-made by the master Pyotr Evtin. In addition to the four discs with original booklets, the box includes a clay handicraft on a magnet, with a Neolithic pattern made using authentic technology in the workshop of Tatyana Kalashnikova, a plastic flask with a sample of Siberian oil from one of the Tomsk region fields, postcards and cards with author's photos, a sticker.

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]

STROM NOIR -- "Mountains Become Machines" -- CD -- €10
2018 Winter-Light, WIN 014, (ltd. 300)
Emil Maťko, the man behind Strom Noir, hails from Bratislava, Slovakia. Since 2008, Emil has released around 15 albums to date on a variety of different formats, as well as a number of singles and also contributed to several compilation albums. His music can possibly be best described as guitar and loop based ambient, with a melancholic feel to it. Strom Noir builds up intricate layers of sound using mostly only electric and acoustic guitars, effected through pedals. [label info] "The beginning of the recording process is dated back to the second half of 2013, that time with the intention to come up with the full-length release consisting of more “stand-alone” tracks built significantly on acoustic guitar, in most cases, heavily transmuted. As I used to set the recorder always in a way that it recorded associated sounds from the recording room as well, recordings are more complex and have some accidental/random aspects; on the other hand, the overall feeling is a little bit lo-fi. That’s the process how the tracks, I would label as the core of the album, were basically recorded... Back then, I was thinking to interconnect these tracks with short guitar drones, some kinds of interludes, however, as you can hear, they became regular tracks over time... So as the result, mountains become machines has a little bit of everything. The more stand-alone tracks are backed by the abstract ones, pictures full of sunshine are followed by dark images and calm parts are accompanied with distorted pieces." [from the author]

TURRA, LUIGI -- "Enso" -- CD -- €3
2007 SmallVoices, SVR07028
An organic and contemplative three-track warm ambient epic (50 minutes), that resonates on subsequent listenings. Infused with Japanese sonic architectures and rigorous reductionist principles, this is a deeply meditative world of gently plucked instruments, drifting tones and faded atmospherics, peppered with closely focused tinklings and crystalline shards to add texture. Best appreciated in a solitary environment, these restful pieces will bring calm to an engaged listener. Digisleeve. [label info]

VACANT STATIONS -- "Clones" -- CD -- €10
2017 Winter-Light, WIN 009
Awaken. Force yourself up. Draw the blinds. Grey light burns your eyes. Plug yourself in. Step out of the door and fade in to the swim.... From the first opening moments of 'Day', you already know that you are about to experience something totally different from the artist 'Vacant Stations'. As the first solemn sounding notes play out, the mood is set, hanging in the air like a heavy, dark oppressive mantle. But all is not lost... there is always hope... Vacant Stations is an ambient project hailing from London, UK who has a background in film and video. Through his music, Vacant Stations generally hopes to conjure visuals and inspire creativity. A little bit about the thoughts behind 'Clones' in the words of the artist himself: "Some of the motivations and intentions behind 'Clones', are mostly concerning the theme of identity: A meditation on the conflict and pressures of striving for individualism in an era of homogenisation, while considering implications about the future of human identity as it inevitably merges with the technology it creates. A self-reflexive comment on what have come to be regarded as dark ambient genre conventions. Hopefully a sense of narrative also comes through." [label info]

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