ZHELEZOBETON news - 29.01.2021
Guten Tag!

January usually seems to be a quite lazy month, but not this year, just look at all this new stuff! Fresh releases from the Moscow label Frozen Light, a reissue of an early album of a Russian experimental new wave band Notchnoi Prospekt (Fulldozer), a cassette with remixes of tracks by Kryptogen Rundfunk (kultFRONT), a collection of editions from the St. Petersburg art community UtrovortU, a couple of new recordings from Pustota (BioSonar^Lo-End), an album of the Russian project Jagath on the cult UK label Cold Spring...

Aside from the local scene – a massive update from the Ukrainian labels VOLOK Records and Red Engineering Production, new records from German Drone Records, and a first solo album of its boss and a member of the legendary bands Troum and Maeror Tri Stefan "Baraka[H]" Knappe on taâlem, new tapes from Danish Janushoved, a selection of releases from the UK project Delphium and his label Aquese Recordings, plus a lot of CDs from the Dutch ambient label Databloem got back in stock.

As always, selected tracks from these updates are featured in the January mix:

And a bonus mix again, this time a recording of a vinyl set, played by DJ Kryptogen at a cryptorave party "Noise Walk With Me":

I'll also remind you that we're still having the WINTER SALE. If you order 10 (or more!) items from the distro catalogue, marked with a [-50%] sign, they will cost you half the price. A part of the second hand list is also included in the sale, these items are marked by green colour. Please send your orders by e-mail mm@radionoise.ru or zhelezobeton@inbox.ru. Reservations are possible for a reasonable period.

Have a nice day,

I. Forthcoming events

St. Petersburg, Art Square Gallery. More info...

31.01.2021 - Heavenly-Earthly Masses
St. Petersburg, Temneet. More info...

31.01.2021 – Smoly II
Moscow, Motyga Yeti. More info...

St. Petersburg, Know The Tea. More info...

06.02.2021 - Cold Beat Fest
St. Petersburg, Garkundel' art center. More info...

06.02.2021 – Cobra Birthday Party
St. Petersburg, Fish Fabrique. More info...

14.02.2021 – Mmmesss Market
St. Petersburg, Lastochka. More info...

26.02.2021 – Barometrizm
St. Petersburg, Sound Museum / ESG-21. More info...

II. New items in mailorder catalogue

CDs & CD-Rs

ACCASARI -- "Raya​ +​ Mare Fungus" -- CD-R -- €5
2012/2020 VOLOK Records, VR-43, (ltd. 20)
Guitar Drone. This is a compilation containing the first two works of the Russian guitar drone project ACCASARI (ex-SYSTEM MORGUE), previously released only as digital downloads on DNA Production label in 2012 and 2014. Now it's taking a physical form for the first time. Limited edition of 20 copies in numbered cardboard sleeves.

ACCASARI -- "Yellow" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-37, (ltd. 20)
Guitar Drone. ACCASARI is a musical project from Moscow, Russia performing guitar ambient drone. It has over fifty releases in its arsenal. It was formed in 2007 under the name SYSTEM MORGUE. Since 2018, it began to bear the name ACCASARI which was previously used in the albums of Raya and Mare Fungus. The musician is constantly experimenting, adding more and more details to the palette of signature sound. In his albums, you can hear calm, brooding dark ambient and hard guitar drone. In addition to the classical guitar, Yellow also uses a keyboard synthesizer, which makes the atmosphere of the album not repeatable. [label info]

AND REMAIN THERE FOREVER -- "Nature Versus Industry" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-46, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial. It is necessary to have the courage to admit the fact that sooner or later humanity will disappear from this earth. And then nature will return everything that was ruined and stolen from her by crazy people. Incredibly atmospheric post industrial dark ambient from AND REMAIN THERE FOREVER is a prophecy of the times to come. [label info]

ARGENTUM -- "Salve Victoria" -- CD -- €10
2011 SkullLine, SLCD006-11, (ltd. 500)
Neoclassical / Martial from Argentina.

BARAKA[H] -- "Illuminescence" -- CD -- €10
2020 taalem, alm 100, (ltd. 150)
Guitar Drone. The very first solo-release by Baraka[H], member of the legendary TROUM and MAEROR TRI bands, also head of the seminal Drone Records label. Baraka[H] has created and collected through the years some tracks that were not used for TROUM tracks. He went back to these tracks and completed them in 2018-2019, especially for this release. The result is "Illuminescence", a collection of beautiful aerial and nostalgic guitar-based tracks, maybe a bit more droney and melodic... "These "songs" are not played perfectly - I'm not a professional musician. But all I can say is that they express my deepest feelings, a yearning for something that is absolutely not 'visible' or tangible. I don't know what it is, but there must be something hidden in the air, in the sounds, in the sensations..." [Baraka[H]]. Regular edition is released as a minimax CD in transparent "single" slim jewel-case. [label info]

BARAKA[H] -- "Illuminescence" -- CD + 7" lathe-cut -- €40
2020 taalem, alm 100, (ltd. 50)
Guitar Drone. The very first solo-release by Baraka[H], member of the legendary TROUM and MAEROR TRI bands, also head of the seminal Drone Records label. Baraka[H] has created and collected through the years some tracks that were not used for TROUM tracks. He went back to these tracks and completed them in 2018-2019, especially for this release. The result is "Illuminescence", a collection of beautiful aerial and nostalgic guitar-based tracks, maybe a bit more droney and melodic... "These "songs" are not played perfectly - I'm not a professional musician. But all I can say is that they express my deepest feelings, a yearning for something that is absolutely not 'visible' or tangible. I don't know what it is, but there must be something hidden in the air, in the sounds, in the sensations..." [Baraka[H]]. Special edition is released as a minimax CD in transparent "single" slim jewel-case + additional 7" lathe-cut including 2 exclusive tracks. [label info]

BEYOND BLACK VOID -- "Voidgaze" -- 2 CD-R -- €10
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-48, (ltd. 20)
Drone / Doom Metal. Stijn van Cauter needs no special introduction. You can endlessly list in which projects this musician participated. Let's name only the main ones: UNTIL DEATH OVERTAKES ME, FALL OF THE GRAY-WINGED ONE, THE ETHEREAL... VOLOKRecords presents the second full-length album of one of the musician's projects called BEYOND BLACK VOID with the album Voidgaze. Deep, collapsing, drone - doom from the endless universe of absolute nothing. The two-disc edition includes Voidgaze and two EPs by Eridanus Supervoid and Neyon Moru, previously released on Nulll Records. [label info]

CHUMAHO DREW -- "Pyatki (Heels)" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 UtrovortU, l-04
Chanson / Folk. The new Chumaho DREW release is uncomplicatedly called "Hills". However, one should not be deceived by such simplicity and frivolity, this is not about the bulging body parts on the back of the feet, this is an INVITATION TO THE GRAVE! First you have to put yourself in a coffin and wait for the arrival. And someone Kondrat will arrive! And bonfires will blaze, frying those very heels, and a human soup will gurgle in cauldrons, and a bald brunette will burst with laughter! And this very life of yours will flash before the fading inner gaze as a series of borscht plates, cigarettes and disappointments: "...I was born, studied, got married, took a mortgage... were these faded printscreens really me? Who am I? Did I ever exist?" Horror, chilling horror grips you! But salvation comes from where it wasn't expected. Musketeers from Chumaho DREW take you out of the grave, where they just put you, shake you well and say - "A la guerre comme a la guerre, bro! There is only now! Eat!" [from the authors] Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves.

COPROHAMMER -- "Compilation 2019​-​2020" -- 2 CD-R -- €10
2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-20, (ltd. 20)
Noise / Black Metal. You can find the darkness of the Middle Ages, vampires and ghouls, cemeteries, demons, inquisition bonfires and all possible and impossible manifestations of evil and obscurantism in the work of COPROHAMMER. The musician at the beginning creates a characteristic catchy melodic line, subsequently processing it with distorting sound effects. Some tracks have vocals. In general, the compositions sound damp, dirty and harsh just what you need for real black metal with a noise element. The COPROHAMMER project has existed for a little more than a year, but during this time he managed to create two dozen mini albums, which almost all were included in the 19-20 collection. [label info]

CRYSTAL MOON -- "Temple" -- CD -- €12
1997/2018 ...txt, crys01, (ltd. 150)
Ambient / New Age. A long out of print album by Matt Hillier and Jake Stephenson which highlights the early works of them both and the fluid nature of 90's ambient music. [label info]

DAX-MA -- "Depth" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-40, (ltd. 20)
Ritual / Dark Ambient. Continuing the ideas embodied in previous works, in the new album DAX-MA musicians explore the realities of the sound fields of water and earth. Water as a source of life and sensations. Earth as a symbol of depth, upon reaching which we are reborn. Sound is a trace of ritual going deep into these images and elements. Andrey Vstrechnik (synths, percussion, mixing & mastering) and Pavel Selchukov (strings, drones, pipes, voice) are responsible for the sound in the project. To achieve a special atmosphere, project participants use ethnic instruments (Telharp, Flute) and DIY instruments (Iron resonator boxes, Springs). [label info]

DAX-MA -- "Pluto in Capricorn" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-42, (ltd. 20)
Ritual / Dark Ambient. Pluto needs about 248 years to complete its circumsolar orbit. It destroys the established order, awakening powerful energies that bring death to everything that has exhausted itself, without knowing pity. Usually, such processes occur gradually, almost imperceptibly, but sometimes very violently, especially when Pluto moves to another zodiac sign. Sound constructions were created during the difficult transitional period and bear the imprint of many events and impressions. One of these events was the death of the composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose work we are inspired by. [label info]

2004 Dotsmark, ooo-8
Two full-length albums of two Japanes projects, released together as a split. DEEPSPEED is a side-project of the japanoise artist BASTARBATION, here he performs abstract Space Ambient / Drone. KEITAI DENWA CHUDOKU makes a Musique Concrete / Experimental collage from the pieces of Japanese radio and strange psychedelic sounds. Double digifile made of thick cardboard. [YAOP]

DELPHIUM -- "A Beautiful Day To Die" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 Aquese Recordings, AQRCD-001, (ltd. 100)
Minimal / Experimental. Delphium return after a long hiatus with their first new recordings in nearly 18 years. A return to their experimental and ambient roots. Released in a nunbered limited edition of 100 copies on a professionally printed CDR and sleeve. [label info]

DELPHIUM -- "Dead on the Inside" -- CD -- €10
2003 Hibou Records, hib00
Experimental / Breakbeat / Lo-Fi. Solo project of the UK-based musician Jonathan Forde, which he started in 1993.

DELPHIUM -- "Nobody Sees the Monster in the Light of the Day..." -- CD -- €10
2000 Moloko+, PLUS 038
Breakbeat / Experimental / Lo-Fi. Solo project of the UK-based musician Jonathan Forde, which he started in 1993.

DEMONS THAT DROVE -- "A Dormant Sensory Organ" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-18, (ltd. 20)
Dark power electronics with noise elements. The oppressive atmosphere of the album plunges the listener into the depths of the subconscious. The contemplator falls into the abyss of loneliness. In an individual vacuum against a background of mystical visions. The author explores the nature of fear, the nature of man, which originates in the emptiness of an undeveloped world. [label info] А project of Krister Bergman (POSITIVE ADJUSTMENTS).

DISPERSIVE LIGHT -- "Tangible Blackness" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Volok Records, VR-39, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial / Doom. The album "Tangible Blackness" was recorded in 2009. But later it was lost. This record is a matrix of the lost material restored bit by bit from different sources. Tangible Blackness is a kind of beginning, the source of Dispersive Light. The sound of the project was constantly changing, but it is still only a bass guitar and nothing more. All material was played and recorded in the studio "Burgelart" in 2009, Kiev. [label info]

DOLGOE ZASTOLYE -- "Krasnye Vorota (The Red Gate)" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-21, (ltd. 20)
Industrial / Dark Ambient / Field Recordings. "The Red Gate" album is a collection of images that line up a complete story. The album has many sounds familiar to most people who cause different associations. There are also many abstract sounds. "The Red Gate" is an intuitive movement to nostalgia for the present. This is the reverse and unaware side of everything that we know from childhood. Most of the material was recorded in the field. All other sounds were recorded in the studio using synthesizers, guitar effects and various improvised means. [label info]

FASCI DI COMBATTIMENTO -- "Among The Ruins - Ten Years Of Marching (Anthology 2009​-​2019)" -- CD-R -- €10
2020 Volok Records, VR-32, (ltd. 20)
Martial Industrial / Dark Ambient. All of the tracks in this anthology are based on occult, philosophical, archetypal, allegorical and satirical themes, for satire is one of the main driving forces in the universe, and an artist should not take him or herself seriously all the time. The world is an enormous jungle and we are all monkeys playing the same repetitive game of life, over and over again. Therefore, poetry, satire, music, painting and the arts in general, are the magic wands of any genuine bard and travelling wizard in the vast fields of the esoteric and the occult. These aspects are underlining once more, that our culture cannot be narrowed down. They even reflect outside musical manifestations, the profound and hidden yearning for art of a generation positioning itself against the psychopathic control grid, whose main task is to drag us down into the ruins of our modern times. [Borislav Vakinov]

IN SCHERBEN -- "Erlenkönige" -- CD-R -- €35
2008 SkullLine, SLCDR029-08, (ltd. 100)
Neofolk. Very rare debute album by the wonderful German Neofolk band, featuring Waffenruhe. Jewel-case, full-colour cover and a sticker. [YAOP]

JAGATH -- "Devalaya" -- CD -- €10
2020 Cold Spring, CSR290CD
Ritual / Industrial. Jagath is a ritual/industrial ambient act from Perm, Russia. "We create our music at abandoned industrial locations - the bottom of a moist underground sewer shaft and inside huge hollow oil tanks - without using digital synthesis. We use simple, mostly hand-crafted instruments, found objects and our voices. We do this to share our vision of decaying post-industrial age, to unleash the spirit of deep beyond-world and unveil life in the abyss. It is cold out here, in Russia, everything stays frozen for decades. Life is almost stopped, and this cannot be changed. So we have to do something so as not to freeze to death... A firefly may inspire a man. Man takes a flint, flint carves sparks, sparks set fire to wood, a flame lights up. Flaring up more and more, a fire turns into a firestorm. Firestorm lives its own life". [from the artists] "Devalaya" ("Temple") was recorded in vast oil tanks from 2015 to 2018. 6-panel glossy digipak with photography by Gregory Skvortsov and Dmitriy Frolov. For fans of: SHIBALBA, PHURPA, ARKTAU EOS. [label info]

KSHATRIY -- "Full of Emptiness – Deluxe Gold Edition" -- 3 CD-R BOX -- €40
2020 self-released
Drone / Dark Ambient. Special collector's edition made by the author himself. Contains three albums: "Sunyata Research", "Samantabhadra" and "Black", recorded on special hi-end CD-Rs (24 karat gold discs by Mitsui MAM-A, designed for creating audio masters, estimated lifespan – over 300 years!). Each disc is packed in a sleeve made of metallic cardboard, and everything is placed in a wooden box with laser engraving.

KSHATRIY -- "Full of Emptiness – Enhanced Deluxe Gold Edition" -- 5 CD-R BOX -- €50
2020 self-released
Drone / Dark Ambient. Special collector's edition made by the author himself. Contains five albums: "Celestial Light", "Sunyata Research", "Samantabhadra", "Black" and "Mind Space Awareness Love" (collaboration with A.T.M.O.M.), recorded on special hi-end CD-Rs (24 karat gold discs by Mitsui MAM-A, designed for creating audio masters, estimated lifespan – over 300 years!). Each disc is packed in a sleeve made of metallic cardboard, and everything is placed in a wooden box with laser engraving.

LE SCRAMBLED DEBUTANTE -- "Crocodile Denture Adhesive" -- CD -- €10
2016/2020 Frozen Light, FZL 073, (ltd. 111)
Experimental / Psychedelic / Sound Collage. New release by this crazy project of Allan Zane (WYRM, SOLUMENATA, etc.). One 66-minute track full of unpredictable electronics, delusional voices, sound collages and unexpected twists & turns. Limited edition of 111 copies in 4-panel digisleeve.

THE MEMOMACHINE -- "Morning After Humanity" -- CD-R -- €6
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-44, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Industrial from the Kiev-based musician Vladimir Kozlov. The beginning of work on the album Morning After Humanity was laid in the fall of 2017. It was then that the first sketches of most of the compositions appeared, which later went through a series of transformations. The result was a gloomy post apocalyptic material filled with hopelessness, fear and decay... Influence / inspiration: Staruha Mha, Matushka, Volok, The Death of Money, Legionz Ov Hell, Navicon Torture Technologies, Gazelle of Death, Coschey Local DIY, Quake III Arena. [label info]

MOTORPIG -- "Tesla Coil" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-49, (ltd. 20)
Industrial / Dark Ambient / Noise. A wonderful fusion of dark industrial ambient and concrete music. The author managed to create an oppressive musical horizon and a crumbling hallucination of the surf line from sounds that you can touch with your hands. This is music for lifeless landscapes on a planet with pulsating gravity, on which it is impossible to move and on which free flight is not possible. Pulsating statics. [label info]

NEBULAE -- "The Path Of White Clouds" -- CD -- €12
2003/2011 Hypnos, hyp3056
Drone / Ambient. Hypnos is pleased to reissue this classic ambient album first released by the Stella Maris label. Nebulæ (previously known as "Nebula") is an European ambient supergroup of sorts, featuring OOPHOI, TAU CETI, MATHIAS GRASSOW, KLAUS WIESE, LORENZO PIEROBON, LUNA, and MAURO MALGRANDE. This is a beautiful, ethereal and abstract ambient recording, which certainly deserved greater attention than it received prior to the demise of Stella Maris, which existed only long enough to release two Nebula albums. That first release was a limited edition CDR but our reissue is a professionally manufactured CD in a beautiful digipak with new graphics... The Path of White Clouds explores a serene and otherworldly soundspace. Meditative and gentle, these six tracks are sure to appeal to listeners who enjoy the more spacious ambient works released by OOPHOI during the height of his Umbra and Penumra sister labels. The sound sources utilized here lean more toward the organic and physical instruments, and electronic processing and synthesizers are used subtly to accentuate the rest... In the years since this album was released, OOPHOI has grown from just another new practitioner of ambient music to a recording artist as respected and well-loved as any other. We at Hypnos have released other OOPHOI works such as Athlit, and his collaboration with Paul Vnuk Jr. (of Ma Ja Le), Distance to Zero. We also have an upcoming release The Martian Chronicles by OOPHOI with Seren Ffordd. Usually we focus on releasing new projects, but sometimes a significant early work becomes completely unavailable. In a case such as this, the material strong enough that we're sure listeners will feel it compares favorably with anything recorded since. The Path of White Clouds deserves to be heard. [label info]

NEYS, MARC -- "The Secret Language of Light" -- CD -- €10
2020 Frozen Light, FZL 076, (ltd. 103)
Neoclassical / Dark Ambient / Field Recordings. Belgian composer Marc Neys, also known as No One, collaborated with Janet Lees, English photographer, visual artist and writer, to create soundtracks to some short films based on manipulated pictures. The toolkit used is rather rich – field recordings and instruments, strange sounds and beautiful atmospheres. These soundtracks unite in a beautiful album named “The secret Language of Light” – great Drone Ambient journey through foggy mountains and hazy shores under clear pastel skies, calm and cirrus. [label info]

NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT -- "Democracy and Discipline" -- CD -- €10
1987/2020 Fulldozer, FDCD42, (ltd. 300)
New Wave / Experimental. "Democracy and Discipline" is a reissue of the Notchnoi Prospekt album, originally self-released on cassette in 1987. Notchnoi Prospekt was formed in 1985 by Alexei Borisov and Ivan Sokolovsky, both of whom came from an academic field. The band worked in a wide range of styles - from dance synth-pop to post-punk and industrial, becoming one of the most advanced projects of the Soviet underground. In 1987 the band was joined by drummer Sergei Pavlov and by violinist, keyboardist and vocalist Dmitry Kutergin. From that moment Notchnoi Prospekt completely immersed themselves in industrial electronics combined with psychedelia, noise, free improvisation and absurdism. At first, the audience reacted coldly to such experimental music, preferring earlier material of the mid-80s. However, by the end of the decade the situation changed, which allowed the band to tour and perform at various rock and art festivals throughout the USSR, and even to go abroad. In 1989 Sokolovsky left the band, taking up a solo career. For several years Notchnoi Prospekt performed and recorded with bassist and keyboardist Alexei Soloviev and guitarist Steve Lothian. Later, in the mid-90s, it became a purely laboratory project, in which various musicians experimented with Alexei Borisov. In 2000 Borisov, Sokolovsky and Kutergin renewed the band as a trio, which was periodically joined by Sergei Pavlov, as well as saxophonist Sergei Letov and guitarist Petr Sokolovsky. The band performed concerts and reissued old material, but in May 2005 Ivan Sokolovsky suddenly passed away. Despite the terrible loss the band continued to actively perform and periodically record albums. After a long break, in 2017, the label Frozen Light released the new album "Polyurythane" - the first Notchnoi Prospekt studio album since 1993, the style of which is balanced between new wave, industrial and art-core. In 2019 the Moscow label Gost Zvuk reissued the 1987 instrumental work "Health Resorts Of The Caucasus" as a double vinyl album. And now, in 2020, the time has come for "Democracy and Discipline"... The album "Democracy and Discipline" was recorded and mixed by Alexei Borisov and Ivan Sokolovsky in 1987 in Moscow at the mobile studio of underground producer and sound engineer Igor Vasiliev. The CD reissue is supplemented with two bonus tracks recorded live during the Notchnoi Prospekt anniversary concert at the Rus' club (Secession), 30.01.2004, Vienna, Austria. [label info]

PAAR -- "s/t" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-11, (ltd. 20)
Musique Concrète / Experimental. "Sound is a physical phenomenon representing the propagation of mechanical vibrations in the form of elastic waves in a solid, liquid or gaseous medium. In the narrow sense, sound means these vibrations, considered in connection with how they are perceived by the senses." With the help of a camera, a mobile phone and a small synthesizer the PAAR project from Kiev, Ukraine recorded its debut album of the same name. The album contains four compositions with an average length of 13 minutes. What do the authors themselves say about their work? “We tried to create an atmosphere of artificiality, not naturalness of what was happening. Indeed, in fact, we are playing out a representation from the visual sound series, the cause and effect of which we ourselves are. Sound is us. These are the senses capable of perceiving it. If we consider sound as a physical phenomenon, then it does not exist at rest. Just as we cease to exist at rest. We compare the nature of sound – silence with our nature of emptiness. In fact, this is one thing." [label info]

PERFECT BEAUTY -- "Her Black Heart" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-45, (ltd. 20)
Drone Doom. Cold and loneliness, emptiness and despair, depression and fear. Here is, perhaps, how you can describe the album Her Black Heart from PERFECT BEAUTY. According to the author himself, this project is a reflection of his deep dissatisfaction with the human world. Conservative drone doom guitar with infernal vocals. Before us appear the lifeless landscapes of the nine circles of hell. The true kingdom of death. [label info]

PERFECT BEAUTY -- "Obsidian" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-47, (ltd. 20)
Gloomy, Suicidal Drone - Doom from Perfect Beauty. Music that makes the devils sick in hell! The second album Perfect Beauty, released on VOLOKRecords after Her Black Heart, sounds monolithic and harsh. The author plunges the listener into such depths of suffering, into which divine mercy does not penetrate. For the elite only! [label info]

PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS -- "Very Wicked Carousel (Live at Galernaya 20)" -- CD-R -- €8
2019 UtrovortU, g-05
Psychedelic Rock / Art Rock. A multimember psychedelic ensemble from St. Petersburg with its fifth album. Twisted lyrics, numerous sound effects, dense wall of sound and a brass section. All this variety is recorded completely live for the first time, preserving live energy and improvised component, which is usually lost during the subsequent recording of instruments... Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves. [label info]

PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS -- "Underground Number" -- CD-R -- €8
2018 UtrovortU, g-04
Psychedelic Rock / Art Rock. Otherworldly brass section, deep grumble of didgeridoo, chamber psychedelia, buzzing keyboards straight from handmade retro horror. The band's music resembles a thick magic brew from an ancient Siberian legend: their viscous sound is woven of nervous guitar loops, echoes of folk songs, measured hum of a mouth harp, quite weird lyrics and strongly heliced clockwise Psychedelia. The work also features charming shamanic music by the late Indian guru Ustad Bismillah Khan – which only emphasizes the density of the otherworldy mysterious atmosphere in the intoxicating psychedelic brew... Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves. [label info]

PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS -- "While Everyone Is Asleep" -- CD-R -- €8
2014 UtrovortU, g-02
Psychedelic Rock / Art Rock. The second studio album of a cheerful orchestra of intellectually versed insane people from St. Petersburg who are part of the creative association UTROVORTU is an absurd art-rock based on more or less everything in the world. A bizarre, multi-layered action unfolds here (there are as many as thirteen participants in the recording according to the booklet), deliberately covering up tracks; it seems that PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS haven't yet met an idea that they wouldn't like to push into a song. Ethnic motives, throat singing, circus music, bongos with accordion and pipes, forest reggae - it seems easier to imagine what is not in the horribly rich music of the group than vice versa. As a result, I want to talk about them with some impossible thought constructs - "it's like the late Mr. Bungle meets late Auktsyon" or "as if Megapolis recorded the music for a movie about Monty Python on a tropical cruise." However, "Pigeons" are better than such undercooked comparisons, especially when they become a little darker and more frightening, as in sweeping epics like "Sobakevitch" and "Buterbrod". [S. Mezenov, Colta.ru] Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves.

2014 UtrovortU, g-03
Psychedelic Rock / Art Rock. At the last meeting with the bizarre St. Petersburg art-rock team of Pigeons and The Insane Porrigemakers, I had a chance to note that basement gloom suits them especially well, and here you are - the new album "Guide Worms", which sounds entirely like a broadcast from a psychedelic Tim Burton fairytale dungeon where the hell of a thing happens. On "Guide Worms" (in the world of this record, such characters really do not interfere) Pigeons and The Insane Porrigemakers play mainly at a pace of a melancholy swinging funeral orchestra, and thanks to this, you slowly and ticklishly sink into the album (like Robert Smith in a bed in an old The Cure video "Lullaby") to the sounds of aloof singing voices and tragically soloing brass. There is a certain thematic wholeness in "Guide Worms": this is not an album, but such a hefty chunk of damp earth with all the diversity of flora and fauna that lives in it - swarming insects, mouse holes, paths along the roots. It is, of course, difficult to figure out exactly why such a gift is needed, but there is no one else to present. [S. Mezenov, Colta.ru] Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves.

PURBA -- "Tubes I" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-33, (ltd. 20)
Ritual / Industrial. Purba - a musical and theatrical project created in Moscow in 1996. Their music is based on the ancient sacred ceremonies of the Bon tradition (the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet) and the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Musicians play authentic Tibetan traditional instruments, use overtone singing, noise, electronics, drone, industrial and ritual performance. "Tubes I" was recorded live on 22.06.2017 at "DOM" cultural center, Moscow. [label info]

PURBA -- "Tubes II" -- CD-R -- €7
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-33, (ltd. 20)
Ritual / Industrial. Purba - a musical and theatrical project created in Moscow in 1996. Their music is based on the ancient sacred ceremonies of the Bon tradition (the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet) and the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Musicians play authentic Tibetan traditional instruments, use overtone singing, noise, electronics, drone, industrial and ritual performance. "Tubes II" was recorded live in 2018 at "Graund Khodinka" art center, Moscow. [label info]

RES -- "Detail" -- CD-R -- €5
2008/2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-17, (ltd. 20)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics from Kiev, Ukraine. This is the reissue of the first album previously released on the aReW Recordings internet label in 2008. The "Detail" album, like all RES albums, uses only analog equipment. The "Detail" album differs from the rest of the material only in that it used bass guitar sounds. [label info]

ROSSIGNOL, FRANCOIS -- "From Trust To Dust - Butoh Vol​.​2" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-36, (ltd. 20)
Modern Classical / Experimental. From Trust To Dust, or; Butoh music as a solo art form, not as music for dance. In this opus, the structural goal was to write story telling episodes in soundscapes that do not necesseraly evoque dancing imageries but rather paint the imagination with bounderless fields. The work's leitmotiv is of our culturaly troubled times that yet can be true of utopian mistakes through out history. [François Rossignol]

SAGENTOETER -- "Prayers To Othinn" -- CD -- €12
2005 Ahnstern, AHNSTERN 14, (ltd. 500)
Medieval / Neofolk. A brilliant classical Folk album with great middle-ages orientated instrumentation. SAGENTOETER are members of RIHARC SMILES, which guarantees you a large variety of perfectly played acoustic instruments. The lyrics are strong and heroic and tell from a ancient nordic Wolfage. [label info] Packed in a wooden slipcase.

SCHPERRUNG -- "Polyarnuy Konvoy (Polar Convoy)" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 Red Engineering Production, REPR-16, (ltd. 20)
Noise Rock / Free Improvisation. A look that pierces reality! Schperrung's experiments have always had a mystical component. Spontaneous, expressive guitar playing. Noise effects and strange sounds. Listening to the music of the project leaves a very transcendental impression. Those who were lucky enough to attend the musician's live performances will not deny that an atmosphere of hypnosis is created in the hall. The magnetism of what is happening at some point captures the listener, makes him an accomplice in the ritual of psychedelic magic. [label info]

SCHPERRUNG -- "Zolotye Serdca (Golden Hearts)" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-23, (ltd. 20)
Noise Rock / Free Improvisation. A look that pierces reality! Schperrung's experiments have always had a mystical component. Spontaneous, expressive guitar playing. Noise effects and strange sounds. Listening to the music of the project leaves a very transcendental impression. Those who were lucky enough to attend the musician's live performances will not deny that an atmosphere of hypnosis is created in the hall. The magnetism of what is happening at some point captures the listener, makes him an accomplice in the ritual of psychedelic magic. [label info]

SERDCE SHTORMA -- "Mayak" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 Red Engineering Production, REPR-22, (ltd. 20)
Harsh Noise Wall / Ambient Noise Wall. Powerful all-absorbing noise drone from the project SERDCE SHTORMA ("Heart of a Storm"), as the sea itself, deep and boundless. This is not a musician’s fantasy on the theme of the seas, this is a personal experience. This is what the artist experiences and observes in his daily routine while being directly on the edge of the tide at the epicenter, at the "Heart of a Storm". Red Engineering Production presents to the listener a project of a musician from the Crimea. [label info]

UHUSHUHU -- "Zoa" -- CD-R -- €8
2018/2019 UtrovortU, h-09
Ambient / Drone. Multi-layered fabrics woven from digital and analog threads, jingling teams of bark beetles and straw guitars, insect trails, laid in impassable and impenetrable places, frightening thickets and invisible, winding burrows. Zoa is a release from the St. Petersburg project, inspired by "a close and undiverted examination of soil as a substance", a dense organic interweaving of field recordings, voices, acoustic instruments and electronic manipulations, as if illustrating a rich dream or a psychedelic slumber, with a swirling kaleidoscope of asymmetric images and visions. The interweaving of roots, mosses and minerals gradually creates a voluminous, clearly distinguishable patterned picture of a different, pulsating life: the crunch of the smallest dried grass blades, the grumbling of groundwater, the clatter of rolling grains of sand - hundreds of sounds and vibrations envelop and stick around from all sides, drawing ever further and further into the cool depths, hidden from human sight by fallen leaves... The edition is made in cardboard envelopes made by hand. [label info]

UTROVORTU -- "Being Like Campagnols" -- CD-R -- €7
2011 UtrovortU, u-01
Psychedelic Rock / Experimental. UTROVORTU is a collective formed in St. Petersburg around the band PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS, a large group of peope creating art at the intersection of music and experimental poetry. While working on the things included in "Being Like Campagnols", the musicians often experimented with new forms, sounds and recording methods. Therefore, in terms of stylistics, the album turned out to be rather heterogeneous – from cold synthesizer rattling of post-punk era to rural alco-folk tunes. Nevertheless all this is a part of their common language... Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves. [label info]

UTROVORTU -- "Captains Are Waiting For Dawn" -- CD-R -- €7
2016 UtrovortU, u-03
Psychedelic Rock / Experimental. UTROVORTU is an art collective from St. Petersburg, mostly known for their musical projects, such as psychedelic neofolk band PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS and an electronic project UHUSHUHU, performing textural forest dark ambient. But eveything is different on this album: laid-back drone-folk gives a hand to droning old synthesizers, memories of pipes and violins float out of the darkness, we hear some voices - on this disc the musicians approach morning images seriously and play as if they're trying not to disturb any sleeping person without need... Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves. [label info]

UTROVORTU -- "Strakhuidyot" -- CD-R -- €7
2012 UtrovortU, u-02
Psychedelic Rock / Experimental. An album of cover-songs of the Russian The Shaggs – a girl's disco-punk band STRAKHUIDYOT – from the members of the none less paradoxical band PIGEONS & THE INSANE PORRIGEMAKERS. Chtonic atonal punk tracks, transformed by a heavy hand into gloomy post-psychedelic opuses with a cold and detached sound. The damp bottom of a black glass, melodies of last year's cards, an uncomfortable mirror of soul to the chime of northwest drops... Released in handmade foldout cardboard sleeves. [label info]

VOLOK -- "Tsyklop" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-41, (ltd. 20)
Dark Drone Folk. An interesting combination of almost monotonous dark drone background and otherworldly low-pitched voice singing a sort of Russian traditional mournful songs. Like creeping thoughts reluctantly twisting in a head of a forester, locked down in his hut because of endless blizzard... "VOLOK is fear, despair, horror of imminent death. These are chimeras and ghosts that prevent us from sleeping. This is superstition and prejudice, desperation and hopelessness. VOLOK is a mental disease of a prisoner trapped in a dungeon of his own nightmares. VOLOK is lamentation and moaning and gnashing of teeth. VOLOK is the inner darkness." [label info]

VOLOK / DISPERSIVE LIGHT -- "Kolot" -- CD-R -- €5
2020 VOLOK Records, VR-35, (ltd. 20)
Industrial / Dark Ambient / Drone Folk. Auto-collaboration of two projects of the Ukrainian musician Arthur Mogilevskiy. Under the moniker of DISPERSIVE LIGHT he records raw and merciless droning industrial ambient, which here serves as a background for the infernal voice of VOLOK, singing his gloomy drone-folk songs. 20 numbered copies in cardboard sleeves.

ZOLOFT EVRA -- "Wounds of No Return" -- CD -- €10
2018 Liquid Death Records, 013, (ltd. 300)
Dark Ambient / Death Industrial. "Wounds of No Return", the third album from ZOLOFT EVRA, is a fierce merciless ritual, blood soaking void. Pure murderous sonic intercourse where death cult, self destruction, sexual fetish obsessions, and antichristianity cross the fields of eerie negative blackened death industrial ambiences. Guests: Samantha Viola (T.O.M.B.), Michael Zolotov (KADAVER). Mastered by John Stillings (STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES). [label info]

ZR 19.84 -- "Adieu!" -- CD-R -- €15
2004/2007 Linija Shuma, shum0006, (ltd. 14)
Martial / Neofolk. First edition of "Adieu!" was made by the author himself in 2004, only 10 copies (self released, CD-r, #191204). Second edition was published by the German label Apocalyptic Radio (2006, CD-r, AR019, 84 copies). Third edition was made specially for Russia with the kind permission of the author: 14 copies in handmade package.


CONTRASTATE -- "I Am A Clown Collecting Moments (And Other Chocolates)" -- 7" -- €7
1993 Dying Earth Records, DE009, (ltd. 600)
Veterans of the British experimental scene.

DEISON -- "Substrata" -- 10" -- €15
2020 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-28, (ltd. 300)
Drone. Italy's Cristiano Deison enriches the experimental sound and noise art community with his releases and various collaborations (lately with JOHN DUNCAN, GIANLUCA BECUZZI and K.K.NULL) for more than 20 years, but seems to be still undiscovered by too many listeners. "Substrata" collects three extremely crystalline and immersive drone pieces based on prepared tapes, metals, strings, wires and electronics... imagine a forest glade in moon-light with cold white sonic radiations, half-frozen calyx are clanging at each other, liquid metallic forms appear and disappear, hypnotic slow motion pulses suck you into.. "something"... these are incredible strong, deep and complex drone compositions, drones with the spirit of the "Noise Culture" - using "fragmentation, collage, arrangement and layers", as Germano-Chinese philosoph Lutz Schridde puts it... Sounds of elementary transformations, metamorphosis, and overcoming the usual sense of time: "..where sounds are conceived as they are “excavated” from the earth beneath our feet “Terra Firma” (erosion) and then taking to the light (awakening); it describes its interior solid surface (“Prima Materia”), the primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, the quintessence or aether." [Cristiano Deison] Edition of 300 copies pressed on transparent green vinyl, artwork by Cristiano Deison, 32 min. playtime. [label info]

DELPHIUM -- "Snowhill-X EP" -- 7" -- €7
1997/2002 Drone Recordings, DR-24, (ltd. 300)
Minimal / Rhythmic Industrial. One can find elements of industrial, techno & ambient & even rock in the songs of DELPHIUM, that are mixed and varied into a kind of "low-fi" homerecording-style that is sometimes dark & melancholic, sometimes rhythmically pulsating and even danceable. As this is really hard to describe we recommend this 7" to everyone who is able to confront him/herself with a musical style that can't be sticked into a musical drawer, that is always surprising and shifting (some people even compared it with early COIL!). This e.p. contains 4 tracks of a darker nature, spheric electronics, noises and guitars with a very cineastic character. Second edition, 300 copies on red vinyl with full colour covers designed by Jim deJong (THE INFANT CYCLE). [label info]

DELPHIUM / BIG CITY ORCHESTRA -- split -- 7" -- €7
1997 Aquese Recordings, AQR712
Split EP between the UK minimal / rhythmic act Delphium and the US sound provocateurs Big City Orchestra.

DELPHIUM / SHEEPHEAD -- split -- 7" -- €7
1995 Aquese Recordings, AQR707
Split EP between the UK minimal / rhythmic act Delphium and the US project Sheephead, formed by the members of a comedy grind band 7000 Dying Rats.

MATHES, JEREMIE -- "Arkhaios" -- 10" -- €15
2020 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-27, (ltd. 300)
Drone / Dark Ambient. These two new 10" releases (of LP length) lead to an area where words and rational thinking are suspended, and a connection with deeper parts of your mind begins... Jérémie Mathes is a French field recording artist (known for some excellent CDs on Unfathomless) living in Cambodia since some years. For "Arkhaios" he combined cavernous object drones (recorded at an abandoned factory site) with various instrumental sounds from ancient Khmer instruments (Tro u, Khim), all highly processed. You get the impression as being under the earth in a place populated by metallic amoeba or other smallest creatures, inside sewerage ducts or an deserted mine, exposed to the circulation of air... This is the spirituality of the underworlds! "Dissolving time, space, mangling sounds collected into a simulacrum of altered realities. A oneiric junction between the concrete world and other unknown territories." [J. Mathes]. Edition of 300 copies, black vinyl, artwork by Stijn Deprez, based solely on pictures realised by Jérémie Mathes. [label info]

SPLINTERED -- "Comparatively Mainstream" -- 7" -- €7
1994 Aquese Recordings, AQR703, (ltd. 500)
Industrial / Noise Rock from the UK. Comes with a special cover & booklet.

TUGOSRAL -- "s/t" -- 7" lathe-cut -- €12
2020 self-released, (ltd. 10)
Sound Collage / Noise / Parody. Delusional electronic collages and cut-up sketches from this Moscow-based project. Handmade cover + 20-page A5 booklet, hand-drawn in childish shit-noise style.


ACCASARI -- "Somewhere Between Here and Heaven" -- CS -- €7
2020 Noyade Records, NR-43 / Qulture Production
Drone / Ambient. Despite the short timing in comparison with ‘usual’ project’s tapes, ‘Somewhere between Here and Heaven’ could be the dreamiest record of Accasari. It seems very logical this EP comes out now, in the hopeless summer; why not to fix your own broken dreams with the ones of kindred spirit?... Quiet guitar-pulsed ambient of ‘Wet Grass’, ‘Off the Beaten Path’ and ‘Short Terms’ is recognizable handwriting of Accasari. Light music for those who are little tired or dull to death. The closing, ‘Icarus’, is the matter of another, unexpected origin. Suddenly Accasari bury themselves into echoing twisted kraut-alike psych rock. It starts slow, but reveals not even calm imagination of its authors after some long minutes. Like a flight (and the first three pieces looks like preparation to this flight) into nowhere, out of nowhere and with bitter end. Nevertheless, it hold tragic beauty in its gesture... Listen to this record in the times of the deepest yearning – it could be both aspiring and inspiring. [label info]

INTERNAZIONALE -- "The Pale And The Colourful" -- CS -- €9
2017/2020 Janushoved, Janushoved no. 120, (ltd. 120)
Ambient / Experimental. Limited edition cassette reissue of the 2017 release, previously released on LP on Posh Isolation. Presented in a large fold-out cover. "Love is the cure." [label info]

INTERNAZIONALE -- "Wide Sea Prancer (At The Blue Parade)" -- 3 CS -- €30
2020 Janushoved, Janushoved no. 119, (ltd. 140)
Ambient / Experimental. A continuation and completion of the narrative set by the release 'Sillage Of The Blue Summer' (Janushoved no. 106). "Sheltered by the blue screen, Dreaming of unreal waters, Messages sent across oceans On digital wings. Dedicated to unity and a new found presence". [label info]

IVARSSON, JAKOB FOLKE -- "Portrætter I Faserummet" -- CS -- €9
2020 Janushoved, Janushoved no. 122
Ambient / Experimental. First appearance on Janushoved by Jakob Folke Ivarsson. "By the outskirts river A most quiet evening to gather loved ones, Lanterns slowly caught fire In the chestnut trees." [label info]

MUSLIMGAUZE -- "Arab American Radio" -- CS -- €20
2020 Staalplaat, Muslimgauze Tape 3, (ltd. 300)
Techno / Tribal / Experimental. "Most interesting of these three cassettes, though, is Arab American Radio. In five comparatively brief tracks, it takes in a psychotic hand' drum excursion blitzed with eruptions of noise, a chaotic experiment in drum 'n' bass tempos, and a couple of tracks that find Jones futzing around with sampled breakbeats..." [Louis Pattison, The Wire]

NOISES OF RUSSIA -- "Beshenstvo (Hydrophobia)" -- CS -- €9
2006/2020 Iconic Promo, 018, (ltd. 15)
Industrial / Spoken Word / Sound Collage. Reissue of 2006 album as an ultra-limited cassette edition. The original press-release says: "In our new program HYDROPHOBIA we continue investigations into the stereotypes of perception. If our latest program INVISIBILITY AND LABOUR was dedicated to the full disintegration of personality under the social pressure which is mechanizing all the life processes, the program HYDROPHOBIA materializes the response of individuum to the social aggression. The object dissection is mechanism of manifestation so-called forbidden emotions such as mystical joy, inexplicable sorrow, in-depth horror, catharsis which are opposed to the legalized feelings of cleanness, sterility, health, happy unconscious alcohol intoxication, enjoyment of material comforts."

PIAG3T -- "Showing You Things" -- CS -- €9
2020 Janushoved, Janushoved no. 123
Ambient / Experimental. Music about daydreaming and second thoughts. Impressive debut release by Piag3t following recent compilation tracks out on Petrola 80 and Posh Isolation. First appearance on Janushoved by Piag3t. [label info]

PUSTOTA -- "Postconcept" -- C-40 -- €6
2021 Biosonar^Lo-End, 116/2021 (ltd. 9)
Minimal / Noise / Harsh Noise Wall. A conceptual one-time re-recording from a highly worn-out tape, of a phonogram of static background wall of noise produced by a custom white noise generator built on stabilitrons. Even a single-shot copying on tape filled the phonogram with multiple artifacts of the magnetic re-recording. Limited edition in a paper envelope. [label info]

PUSTOTA -- "System Search" -- C-40 -- €6
2021 Biosonar^Lo-End, 115/2021 (ltd. 9)
Minimal / Noise / Field Recordings. Triply re-recorded fixation of a working test of a forced ventilation system in a timber-frame housing. Minimal presence of the adjustment artifacts, maximum of artifacts of the magnetic re-recording. Limited edition in a paper envelope with metallized adhesive tape. [label info]

ROMANCE RELIC -- "Snow Leopard Watercolor" -- CS -- €9
2020 Janushoved, Janushoved no. 124
Ambient / Experimental. "The more the key sings at the door of the unknown room, Where you appear alone before me. At first you coalesce entirely, The elusive angle of a memory." First appearance on Janushoved by Romance Relic. [label info]

RUST ON THE AX -- "By Eternity Of Non Existence" -- CS -- €6
2015 Heerwegen Tod Production, HTP-MC 015 / Werewolf Promotion, WP391, (ltd. 100)
Dark Ambient / Black Metal. The debut release of a project from Lower Silesia is mixture of atmospheric music and ritual black ambient.  Gloomy, keyboard composition, built on raw old school of 90s with screaming demonic vocals, devil apocalyptic lyrics which hit the sense of being, buried by religious dogmas. Horryfing, psychedelic and mysterious atmosphere, which full of emotions and freedom of compositions. [label info]

RUST ON THE AX -- "Satanic Darkness" -- CS -- €6
2017 Temple Of Chaos Production, ToC XX, (ltd. 33)
Dark Ambient / Black Metal. Endlessly dark and cold, full of despair, death and cynicism, Black Ambient from a Polish project based on hellish keyboards and demonic voices. 33 hand-numbered copies. [YAOP]

VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "Tanzender Besofenner Kryptogen Rindfunk" -- CS -- €10
2021 kultFRONT, KF-XXXVII, (ltd. 60)
Experimental / Industrial / Techno / Psytrance. From a medical point of view, 2020 has been a bone-fracturing time for the St. Petersburg drone community. When the world is dying from other viral and psychic horrors, the soldiers of the electro-shamanic front, which stretches from Ryazan through Moscow and St. Petersburg to Berlin, have literally passed the test of strength. After another bone fracture happened to a well-known "distributor of sound streams", familiar to all connoisseurs of electro-shamanic music through his project KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK ("hidden radio broadcasting" in German), this album was spontaneously born. A musical amulet for all experimenters and discoverers of spaces and territories for proper leisure. Dance leisure. Whatever one may say – this is an album of dance remixes. Remixes of their comrade's compositions created by his friends. Named in a typical manner of the author of the original tracks, the album "Tanzender Besoffener Kryptogen Rindfunk" sends one in a well-defined direction of a personal dancefloor with a slight touch of emotional distortion and a corresponding preset. Musically, this is a disco lasting for an hour and a half, which has its own laws of development. Linear laws. For this knowledge it's enough to have only one button on the player – "play". At most, another – "fast forward". But let's rather dance to our secret radio program! The album is released on 60 white audiocassettes. Remixes were made by: BLVMKIN (MAJDANEK WALTZ), DRONE LIBERATION FRONT, PSYCHOACTIVITY (EJECT / SONOZERO), Miroslav Shumov (NEZNAMO), SVETLO111, MIRA DREVO, Sergey Sukhovik (EXIT IN GREY / RADIOSON), HLADNA, Paul Begge (MIRUM FATUM / FORGTTN) & MC Prorok (NOISES OF RUSSIA), LUNAR ABYSS, NEURONAUT (PLACES), KSHATRIY, NOTUM, UHUSHUHU & D.I.Abigor. [press-release]

VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "The Wild Menagerie Of The Country Grew Mute" -- CS -- €9
2020 Janushoved, Janushoved no. 121
Ambient / Experimental. "The wild menagerie of the country grew mute, And the black birds ceased their song..." Contributing artists are: PIAG3T, ROMANCE RELIC, VICTOR ESPASANDÍN, XURI. [label info]

Flea market

DELPHIUM - Good Morning Heartache - CD EP - M/VG+ - €3
GREEN, JEFF & STEVE STOLL - Tangled - CD - M/F - €2
OPIUM - Pain(t) - CDR - M/F - €2
ORLUK, KRZYSZTOF - Blurred Reflection - CDR - M/F - €2

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A.T.M.O.M. -- "Andromeda" -- CD-R -- €7
2014 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-XLII, (ltd. 77)
A.T.M.O.M. (At The Moment Of Madness) was founded by Taras Voloschuk in 2009, and has released many works on such web labels as GV Sound and DNA Production including a couple of collaborations with Bardoseneticcube. Experts of the Russian experimental scene might also know his other projects Toxi-X (harsh noise), Nano Synthetic (rhythmic noise) and Fractal Flints (noisecore). Taras is also the organiser of a series of festivals called Noise Pollution, featuring many acts of the Russian noise underground. However he is not only into noise music, and the A.T.M.O.M. project shows the more atmospheric side of his versatile talent. "Andromeda" starts with tranquil and quite canonical space ambient. Unobtrusive contemplative melodies and flashes of electronic signals gradually turn into dense layers of synthesizer drones, enwrapping in a dark sonic abyss like the irresistible force of gravitation. And this hypnotic minimalism of airless space outlined by mild noisy spirals finally transforms into rhythmical dashes and sketches bringing us back to the near-Earth orbit. A couple of tracks were recorded together with Glasberg and O.N.E. projects, mastering done by the sonic magician Kshatriy (kshatriy.pro). The physical release is made on quality pro-CDRs in an edition of 77 copies in a sleeve of designer cardboard.
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AKHLUTH -- "Coma Cluster" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-27, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Akhluth is a collaborative effort between two artists - Andrii Kozhukhar (Kojoohar, Kadaitcha) from Nova Kakhovka, UA and Mykola Yosypenko (Motorpig) from Kharkiv, UA. The project started in 2018 as an aural alloy of modular synthesis, granular textures, noise and field recordings from the different regions of Ukraine. [label info]

AND REMAIN THERE FOREVER -- "Silence" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-28, (ltd. 20)
Dark Ambient / Drone. AND REMAIN THERE FOREVER – a project of Ilya Gorlov from Kramatorsk, Ukraine. This is a dark ambient drone with a gloomy chilling atmosphere. Just what you need for fans of the genre. «After 5 years, the ghost mechanism of otherworldly visions started working again in a rotten station. Broadcasting the silence of the places left, which breaks the dances of ignorance in irreversible chaos, supressing hatred towards the system. By that indifferently prompting the void to meditate in the void». [label info]

BAGHIRI, AMIR -- "Live Long And Prosper" -- CD -- €10
2011 Blue Box, BB1107
Ambient / Drone / Tribal. Amir Baghiri is back after 5 years with a spacious ambient release, dedicated to Star Trek fans from all over the world. Transforming space and time into ambient drones and subtle tribal rhythms, pushing space music to its highest level. Welcome back to the deep, emotional and mystical soundworlds by one of the ambient music world's premier tribal ambient sound designers. [label info]

BERGMAN, KRISTER -- "Purification/2019" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Red Engineering Production, REPR-08, (ltd. 20)
Drone. This album of the Swedish musician Krister Bergman contains two works: "Purification" and "2019". This is beautiful ambient drone noise executed in cold tones. [label info]

BETA TWO AGONIST -- "Autumn Perdue" -- CD-R -- €9
2008 Databloem, DB08021
Experimental Ambient / Glitch. When I received Beta Two Agonist's demo some years ago, I knew from the first notes I was dealing with a talented artist. A year later Beta Two Agonist's debut album on Databloem Zero Point Field saw the light, a delightful mix of minimal glitchy atmosphere's and soft rhythms. Yet, I felt Ian Lizandra's best was yet to come… …Well, here it is: Autumn Perdue, a consistently brilliant set of rhythmic and melodic glitch ambient. Unlike other releases in this genre, Autumn Perdue gives you the feeling it's played life with real instruments. Actually Ian does use acoustic instruments such vibraphone and piano, which gives it all a more organic and personal touch. Another strong point is the transparent, perfectly balanced production. If you like contemporary glitch ambient ala Off The Sky, Murcof or Shuttle 358 you shouldn't miss this one. [label info]

BETA TWO AGONIST -- "Zero Point Field" -- CD -- €10
2006 Databloem, DBCD 016
Experimental Ambient / Glitch. Minimal glitchy atmosphere's, soft rhythms and gentle shades of melody. Databloem is so good at finding new talent in ambient electronica, and they have really outdone themselves this time in bringing listeners the fresh sounds of Beta Two Agonist. [label info]

BOLVERKSTORM -- "9 Steps To Death" -- CD -- €7
2013 Vegvisir music, o:009, (ltd. 200)
Martial Industrial. Bolverkstorm it is the name of new russian industrial project. “9 steps to death” is dedicaded to World War II and all those who perished thereat. Album consists of 8 tracks, each of them is about tragedy of soldiers death and act of bravery as well. Music of Bolverkstorm is made of hum of battles, archival records, blustering soundscapes, noises, groans, wardrums and trumpets. [label info]

BPOLAR -- "The White Heads" -- CD-R -- €9
2007 Practising Nature, PN07021
Ambient. Cinematic, intense and moving soundscapes from Antwerpen (Belgium). Composed like a painting ... layer by layer ...until something is bigger than the sum of it's elements ...BpOlar's dynamic and unique sound will grab you from the first note and will keep you hooked till the last note fades away. [label info]

BRUME -- "Two Characters" -- 10" -- €12
2013 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-19, (ltd. 500)
The French "atmospheric musique concrete" master on the Drone Rec.-sublabel with two highly evocative drone-pieces, full of tension & great sounds, showing a compelling densification process. Lim. 500 coloured vinyl; cover-artwork by Mal Hoeschen (Multer). [label info]

CAMERATA MEDIOLANENSE -- "Pankration" -- CD -- €14
2006 Twilight Records, TW 1.19
Neoclassical. The present collection contains some of the most representative of CAMERATA MEDIOLANENSE's tracks taken from their previous releases on cd and on 10", thus offering a taste of CM's aesthetics and approach to music. Epic impetus alternates with a lyrical and intimate mood, embroidering imaginative frescos of the past or of the mysterious and fascinating lands of the mind and of the soul. Classical rigour blends with romance, not disdaining experimenting, always filtered by a personal sensitivity and a sense of belonging to a European culture which, far from being dead, is still alive and fertile. Thus, ancient instruments like harpsichord, trumpet or timpano live together with modern features like the use of keyboards or the effects of reverberation, while the three singers.. CM (Daniela, Luminitca and Trevor) master lyrical chant and experimental voice. In the same outlook, some of CM's tracks are directly inspired by major European poets, like Lorenzo il Magnifico, Torquato Tasso, Heinrich Heine, on whose lyrics the music itself has been newly composed. At the ground of CM's aesthetics lies the idea of the work of art as a whole, a total and complex representation of the world; the continue and violent struggle of the individual in this world has suggested the title "Pankrаtion", that was the most violent among the Graeco-Roman kinds of wrestling. [label info]

THE CIRCULAR RUINS -- "Realm of Possibility" -- CD -- €10
2002 Databloem, DBCD 002
Experimental / IDM. Ryhthmic ambient excursions: deep, complex, and beautiful. "Part of the strength of Circular Ruins material is the sheer attention to microscopic detail. One feels as if one is inside the machine, while at the same time still acting as audience to the vast sonic tapestry performed." - Brian Bieniowski. [label info]

COLUMN ONE -- "AntiphoNA" -- 10" -- €12
2013 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-18, (ltd. 500)
'ANTIPHONA AD INTROITUM'! Finally on SUBSTANTIA we can present to you the highly regarded German masters of experimental dadaism & de-construction, whose releases are always a thoughtful play with hidden meanings, conceptions & contradictions: 'Learning to play. Disorder. Destruction of programmed Solutions. Learning to see.' COLUMN ONE is a long existing collective of multimedia artists hailing from the Berlin-area with frequently changing members; their performance & artworks are as important as the music (see also their impressive website: www.column-one.de). On this mysterious 10" you will disocver two pieces that sound completely different: ANTIPHONA is a bewildering work of musique concrete, changing between very fast moving collages and quieter parts, always surprisingly fractured, using an amazing quantity of different sound-sources of all kinds. The second piece INTROITUM is a meditative overtone bowl-drone recorded at the legendary "Sibirische Zelle" in Berlin with three microphones in three different rooms, resulting in strange sound-effects and audio interactions. Both tracks can be regarded as anthiponies forming a single whole. For us these are metaphors for the emergence of the "Irrational" and "Sacred" in the daily profane lives, using notions from religious scopes in a new context. Side A ends in an endless groove, the artwork comes from SEAN HILLEN, pressed on bleak vinyl in an edition of 500 copies. [press-release]

CORDER, JASON & BETA TWO AGONIST -- "Further To Find Closer" -- CD-R -- €9
2008 Databloemm, DBCD08019
Ambient / Glitch. Two of the most promising names in contemporary electronic music join up for a journey through electro acoustic ambient with a glitch. This collaboration grew from a collection of musical fragments exchanged between November 2007 and February 2008. These fragments evolved into nine movements seamlessly fused and blended into a morphing cloud of texture. The sounds used were recorded from acoustic/analog instruments and then processed or left untouched. Jason Corder & Beta Two Agonist: vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, windchimes, prayer bowls, electric piano, guitar, field recording, effects and processing. [label info]

CYMPHONIC -- "Strataradialis" -- CD -- €10
2007 Databloem, DBCD 07018
Ambient. Multi layered original sounds and "Biospheric" elements, smoothly woven into first class ambient. A fairytale caught in music. [label info]

CYMPHONIC & VINTAGE H -- "Post Mortem Investigations" -- CD -- €10
2010 Databloem, DB033-2010
Ambient. Three years after the highly acclaimed Strataradialis album Cymphonic (Stanley Swinkels from The Netherlands) is back with a special album, created together with his father. In this unique project two generations work together with heart and mind to convert sound into an audiomovie experience, which covers the whole spectrum of atmospheric ambient music. Their story is told through spacious drones, surrounded by flocks of cinematic textures and heavenly voices. The first soundtrack, Post Mortem Investigations, guides you through possible stages of a Near Death Experience. The second titled Notturno, invites you to a synaesthetic panorama of the night. Depending on the state of ones attention, the listener can actively search and explore the music or take a more introvert position in receiving it. What will this album induce in you? [press-release]

DISPERSIVE LIGHT -- "Spider" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 VOLOK Records, VR-13, (ltd. 20)
Guitar drone doom / industrial / noise from Kiev, Ukraine. "This is a gloomy dream. Images float before the dreamer's eyes one after another. Becoming more terrible and more desperate. I want to escape, to wake up. But the dream is like a spider's web, holding you tight. Horror penetrates the heart. Breath is interrupted. You are falling into the abyss. And only someone's eyes are watching your suffering in the dark." [label info]

2009 Databloem, DBCD09024
Downtempo / Ambient / IDM. ESE's follow up to the acclaimed The Shroom Experience debut album on our Practising Nature sister label. The Other Door showcases the more catchy, ambient dub influenced (The Orb) side of the band. Melodic synth sounds, varied rhythmic elements, psychedelic effects and an occasional guitar combine into a lovely, timeless sound. [label info]

FFORDD, SEREN -- "Fractured" -- CD -- €10
2015 Databloem, DB061-2015
Ambient / Field Recording / Minimal. The first act of any musician is to break the silence, rending the quiet by pouring sound into the waiting space as gently as an unfolding rose or as savagely as a lightning strike. Seren Ffordd, who has been recording since 2004, was intrigued by this sense of breaking, of the Fracture where the edge of the sound wave cuts the silence. This album came out of a wish to hear sound Severed and Shattered. What would a sound sound like if it’s frequencies were Peeled apart, it’s edges Blurred, Curdled, Hacked - merging into and out of each other? In ‘Fractured’, many of the original sounds are unrecognisable. On the album every sound is acoustic in origin, creating unusual textures, dissonances, shades – allowing the evolving themes of each track to develop in a fascinating, storytelling way. [label info]

GRASSOW, MATHIAS -- "Calibration" -- CD-R -- €9
2009 Practising Nature, PN09028
Drone. Mathias Grassow is back with over an hour of atmospheric drone ambient with an incredible deep mood. What makes this album special is the smooth flow between the typical long-form drone tracks and shorter, atmospheric pieces. Recommended! [label info]

THE HOUSE OF HIDDEN LIGHT -- "Myliobatiformes" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-21, (ltd. 20)
Darkwave / Neoclassical from Kiev, Ukraine. Beautiful and dreamy melodic music – quite a rarity for our weird catalogue.

ILLUSION OF SAFETY -- "Sweet Dreams" -- 10" -- €12
2012 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-17, (ltd. 500)
3-track EP by the legendary experimental project from Illinois / Chicago-area around DAN BURKE, one of the inventors of what once was called "Ambient Industrial", undergoing through many musical changes through their almost 30 years of existence; SWEET DREAMS is an almost psychedelic record, using many incredible acousmatic sounds coming from field recordings & instrumental sources; lim. 500 3-colour vinyl with stunning artwork by TILMANN BENNINGHAUS, Berlin, and mastering by THOMAS DIMUZIO!! [label info]

KRIEGSTURM -- "Eternity" -- CD-R -- €6
2009 Valgriind, VG 34, (ltd. 150
Neofolk / Experimental. Reissue of only one recording of already non-existent Latvian neo-folk project. Combination of live nature recordings, guitar, noise waves and strident female vocals. Design contains documentary photos of The Second World War made on the Baltic territory. Limited edition with professional polygraphy , different from the first edition. [label info]

LINGUA LUSTRA -- "Extramunda" -- CD-R -- €9
2009 Databloem, DBCD09028
Ambient. Lingua Lustra is Albert Borkent from Amsterdam, known from some minimal ambient releases on early Databloem and Practising Nature. This new relase is a jewel of an album that will not be unnoticed by the more sensitive listener. A blend of deep emotions, and a more ethereal touch brings on a magical and mysterious atmosphere. Here's a ticket for a journey through the soul, along the stars, encountering the otherworldly. [label info]

LINGUA LUSTRA -- "Triquetra" -- CD -- €10
2011 Databloem, DB036-2011
Ambient. A brand new collection of sound poems from Dutch atmospheric artist Lingua Lustra. Composing and releasing for the past decade, Lingua Lustra now definitely created a true masterpiece of ambience. A subtle magic ride, full of contrast, dark and light colours pass the mind's eye and intermingle along the way. Let this intricate musical aroma unfold itself, the sonic scent of a new delicious flower on the Databloem tree. [label info]

MAEROR TRI -- "Emotional Engramm" -- CD -- €10
1997/2012 Zoharum, ZOHAR 034-2
The reissue of a long-forgotten classic MAEROR TRI album with stunning new artwork and newly remastered sound. Back in 1997, it turned out to be the last album by this experimental trio of German droners composed of Stefan 'Baraka[h]' Knappe, Martin 'GLIT[s]CH' Gitschel and Helge Siehl. The former two later formed TROUM (Zoharum releases: "Autopoiesis / Nahtscato" and "Seeing-Ear Gods" (A Continuous Journey in Six Parts) and the latter 1000SCHOEN. During their nine-year existence, they recorded a handful of albums and cassettes with their unique mixture of minimalism, industrial, ambient and drone, exploring the brains of potential listeners. "Emotional Engramm" is MAEROR TRI 's most refined effort to date. After years of experimenting, the group came to a characteristic sound composed of layers of electrically/electronically-treated acoustic instruments. Their organic sound achieved the most accessible form on "Emotional Engramm";. Clocking in at just under 80 minutes, the seven tracks presented here show Maeror Tri at its best. The reissue is presented in a lavish 6-panel digipak designed by Marcin Lojek (Ibsen Design, New Nihilism label, Mantichora and Schmerz bands) with a foreword by Martyn Bates (EYELESS IN GAZA). The album has been faithfully remastered by Lukasz Miernik (Dead Cat Mastering). [press-release]

MAJDANEK WALTZ -- "Stille!" -- CD -- €8
2012 Nadeln Prod., NaP.V
"Stille!" opens the new chapter in the history of Majdank Waltz. The outlines of terra incognita have appeared earlier on the album "Tenebrae" recorded in collaboration with Sal Solaris, where the classical neofolk form was changed to disturbing noisy fusion. "Stille!" moves even further, away from the utilized territories. At first glance everything is deceptively semi-familiar, but nothing is predictable. It's not possible to predict neither the curve of melody, nor the neighbourhood of a violin and a deaf wall of guitar rasp. And also, the most important here are not the sounds, but - as the title says - the gleams of silence between them, which speak much more than music. "Stille!" is a walk in a garden of ruins, where around every bend hides someone's forgotten dream, "a grief at the bottom". The lyrics used on this album belong to Nietzsche, Tomas, Rilke, Blake, Celan and Clemm. [press-release]

MELODIE DES VERGESSENS -- "Palustre Genesis" -- CD-R -- €7
Melodie Des Vergessens was formed by Igor 'The Ghost' Tumanni in 2012 in Volgograd, Russia, and the idea of the project was based on the processed sound of a live accordion. With this instrument Igor recorded several experimental dark ambient albums notable for particular surrealistic sound and detached atmosphere of loneliness. The project ceased its existence in January 2017 with the death of the author... The accordion is not the most convenient instrument to carry but Igor recorded the material for this work in summer 2015 alone with nature, in thickets of forests and swamps, while later working on it in his mobile studio. This resulted in six dissociative dark ambient compositions in which abstract textures morph into harmonic consonances, get overgrown by viscous layers of electronic processings and turn into rhythmic patterns created from looped acoustic noises. Often one can hear the characteristic timbre of the instrument, but sometimes it transforms into something chemically otherworldly as if coming from another dimension. Here one can feel the subtle personal moments when one's left alone with himself, surrounded by dark woods and looking in the abysmal mirror of infinity... The recording was originally published in 2016 as a web-release by Eternal Return Records, but for this reissue the author considered making new mastering to fully reveal all the details of sound. Mastering was done by Ralax @ Coiled Ear Studio. This edition is made on quality pro-CDRs, packed in designer cardboard sleeves and limited to 77 numbered copies. Digital version is available on bandcamp.
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MOLJEBKA PVLSE -- "In Love And Death. You are Alone" -- 10" -- €15
2015 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-21, (ltd. 300)
The Stockholm-based 'electroacoustic drone' & experimental ambient project is active since the beginning of the century (exactly: 1999) and has build an impressive discography of hypnotic sound expansions, while the main member MATHIAS JOSEFSON refined his technical and compositorical skills by finishing a study of sound art at the Royal Institute of Art and the legendary EMS Elektronmusikstudion. After a longer period of silence MOLJEBKA PVLSE is back with two new compositions on this 10" vinyl with a quite existential title, using amplified objects, analogue synthesizers, guitars and field recordings made in Europe, Africa and the USA => an invitation to explore these unknown audio landscapes. Two dense & emotional drone tracks that form an existential unity! This is a one time pressing of only 300 copies on transparent vinyl with incredible artwork by THOMAS DOHMEN using a "frozen bronce" metallic colour cover print... "Moljebka Pvlse search for the place where everything you can imagine is real." [press-release]

MUSIC FOR INSTALLATIONS -- "Live At The Museum Of Fine Arts" -- CD -- €10
2015 Databloem, DB062-2015
Drone / Field Recordings / Experimental. MUSIC FOR INSTALLATIONS is a project of Pieter Gyselinck from Belgium. The recordings on the CD were edited from the live performance on 'The Night of the Museum' on 28th of November 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. The soundscapes are inspired on the surroundings of a forest and the merging senses due to synesthesia. In the museum was on that moment also an exhibition of the painter Ciurlionis. He was known to have synesthesia. The music was played in the half circled central hall room between beautiful sculptures and columns. The sounds were enhanced by the video work displayed by Niek Cornil, who perfectly translate the music into images... The two form since then a strong duo where Music For Installations performs and where Niek mixes video live next to the artist. In this session, he played also two tracks from the musical project Haukijärvi. Music and soundscapes from this project were created on location in Finland, while residing there during one month at Arteles. Pieter has been active on the electronical front for over ten years now and impressed before with his LOUNASAN project. MUSIC FOR INSTALLATIONS is based on self-created soundscapes and field recordings coming from personal and external source and fits perfectly in empty, dark places.... the accompanying soundtrack to get through the night. [press-release]

MUTAGENE -- "Sleeping Possession" -- CD -- €10
2002 Databloem, DBCD 003
Dub / Ambient. An intriguing blend of dub, ambient, techno, and the orient. One could think of Plaid, Namlook, Warp or Orb. No need for any resemblance, Mutagene is original enough and a real pearl between the pile of recent releases. [label info]

NOSTALGIA -- "Beyond Horizon" -- CD-R -- €9
2006/2007 Practising Nature, PN07018
Drone / Ambient. A project of Mathias Grassow and Rudigier Gleisberg. Nostalgias 3rd album again shows the band in another light. It is an instrumental album in electronic style, where Grassows "spiritual ambient" drones and Gleisbergs classical orchestra-sounds are melded together in a perfect melange of surprising and tenseful ethno-electronica. [label info]

OFF THE SKY -- "The Geist Cycles" -- CD -- €10
2007 Databloem, DB07017
Ambient / Glitch / IDM. Off The Sky returns with a fascinating set of experimental ambiances, acoustic and glitchy rhythmic excusions. The geist cycles project began as a series of live sonic collaborations via Lexington (KY, USA) artists interacting to interpret an idea of life in transit to afterlife. The takes were later studio swept and fabricated with various piano arrangements and custom rhythmic texture. After repeated post-studio live performances, the tracks evolved into their current iteration. [label info]

OGNI VIDENIY -- "Skeleton in the Closet for God" -- CD-R -- €7
2015 ZHELEZOBETON, ZHB-LIV, (ltd. 77)
The new album from Ogni Videniy following the "Sounding Emptiness" disc delves again into Buddhist themes, this time - the spatial Buddhist cosmology. Every track is dedicated to a certain state of mind and its corresponding plane of existence of sentient beings, from material worlds to the realms of pure consciousness... Nine compositions with intense sonic structures, like fractal canvases with no end and no beginning. Each of them with its own atmosphere: from mild and rarefied to dense, noisy and pulsating; all being pierced by elastic electric drones with lots of hues and parallel resonating forms... Perhaps this is a kind of music that devas are hearing in the depths of their meditative absorptions. However, no matter how high the level of their staying in non-material worlds is, the most valuable is still human life because it has the best opportunities to make decisions and choose the right path.
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ONEIRINE -- "Theophosphate" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 Volok Records, VR-20, (ltd. 20)
Experimental / Drone / Noise / Psychedelic Rock from Russia.

OOPHOI -- "An Aerial View" -- CD -- €10
2008 Glacial Movements Records, WSGM001, (ltd. 750)
Drone. "When I’ve been asked to describe the Ice Age with an uninterrupted drone, I knew I wanted to avoid the cliches of the genre: dark rumblings, massive low frequencies, cold atmospheres. I had to describe with sounds the white landscape, the blinding light reflected by the frozen oceans, the abyssal silence. I have imagined myself in flight over this Sleeping Earth, a solitary winged-being surrounded by winds, air, water and ice. This led me to compose an airy drone with minimal variations and delicate tones, an hommage to a pure, incontaminated and remote land." [from the author]

OOPHOI -- "Arpe Di Sabbia" -- 2 CD -- €14
2007 Nextera, ERA 2045-2
Drone. "Arpe di Sabbia" (Harps of Sand) is a new double live album recorded in Archiaro, a remote location immersed in the woods of southern Italy, and it features exclusive music composed for this special event. The two discs contain more than 130 minutes of slowly-changing textures and abyssal drones that try to describe the hidden voices of Nature: the endless movements of the ocean waves, the rustle of the crescent moon, the sunset's undercurrents, the life of nocturnal animals, the silent flow of the stars. A magical connection with a world of forgotten sounds. [label info]

OOPHOI -- "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" -- CD -- €12
1998/2012 Nextera, ERA 2068-2
Drone. Official re-release of Oophoi's mystical album from 1998, manufactured on standard CD audio for a first time! This album was composed and recorded live during a private concert in Oophoi's own studio The Kiva in May 1998. To preserve original spirit of that magical event, we have decided to release it as full and identical original recording, without any editing, overdubs, post-production and this time even without any mastering. Just a stream of emotions and sounds! The music has been inspired by The Egyptian book of the Dead. [label info]

OOPHOI -- "Hymns to a Silent Sky" -- CD -- €10
2005 Nextera, ERA 2038-2
Drone. An album of epic, deep, evocative space music that stretches out in front of you in its own infinite universe of sounds. The music is deeply connected with the mysteries of the sky: clouds moving slowly, delicate and dramatic colors merging together beyond the horizon line, winds carrying voices and sounds from distant times. A remarkable work full of poetry. [label info]

OOPHOI -- "Mare Imbrium" -- CD -- €12
2001/2003 Nextera, ERA 2028.2
Drone. Re-release of the limited CDR which appeared originally in January 2001. We wrote at that time: "New work by the italian ambient-project, getting more and more attention in the ambient-scene. Oöphoi uses here synths, electronics, tibetan singing bowls, stones, shakuhachi... for his unbelievable spaced-out nebulous & lush drone-sound. "Mare Imbrium" is our favourite, with extremely distant acoustics and a surreal dreamstate-sound, ideal sensual late-night listening! Challenging music to drift away with, a deeply atmospheric listening experience inspired by the most obscure Sea of the Moon, Mare Imbrium, the Sea of Storms. Dark synth washes, subtle noises, the distant voice of the Goddesses and deep slow resonances create a trance-like soundscape which asks for a careful listening to uncover its secrets. [label info]

OOPHOI -- "Mare Tranquillitatis" -- CD -- €10
2004 Nextera, ERA 2026.2
Drone. Instruments: digital and analog synths, samples, tibetan singing bowls, stones, electronics. The most mysterious Sea of the Moon inspired this monumental work of Italian droning artist Oophoi. The music leads us through different levels of space ambient music, from vast and resonant alien soundscapes to mystic and solitary drones for bass flute and electronics. At times reminiscing of Robert Rich's first works, with sustained and undulating chords. Mare Tranquillitatis is a masterpiece of slow atmospheric space music. [label info]

OOPHOI & TAU CETI -- "Subterranea" -- CD -- €10
2003 Nextera, ERA 2029-2
Drone / Ambient. After their acclaimed debut CD release "Celestial geometries" released in 2001 on Amplexus, considered as one of the best space albums ever, italian sound sculptors Oцphoi and Tau Ceti are back with the long awaited second CD "Subterranea", inspired by a book about the myth of Agharti, the hidden realm located in central Asia. Vast sonic explorations with synths, flutes, stones and shells, ranging from subtle and mysterious atmospheres to highly dynamic passages, describe this out of reach underworld. The last part of the long suite "The chamber of eternity" features the unique sound of the tibetan singing bowls of Klaus Wiese. After the outer space adventures of their first CD, "Subterranea" deals with the inner space. [label info]

OOPHOI & PAUL VNUK JR. -- "Distance to Zero" -- CD -- €12
2006 Hypnos, hyp2649
Drone / Ambient. Hypnos has been much quieter these past couple of years, but when they do release a CD the quality remains quite high. The signature minimal ambient sound of the label is evident on Distance to Zero. Low drones pulse in and out to begin. Some dissonant elements are laid over the top for an eerie effect. The way the music breathes slowly in and out reminds me of another Hypnos release, Tom Heasley’s Where the Earth Meets the Sky. Ambient in the truest sense, this music floats about restlessly, aimlessly, with no hint of rhythm or melody. Abstract sounds are used to their full potential in the subtlest of ways. The sounds become rough and gritty as it flows from the first to the second movement, which rings out with resonant metallic sounds, seeming to reverberate forever. The sounds become darker and more intense. As the disc makes its way from part two to part four (part three apparently didn’t make the cut), the long slow fade of one moves right into a deep bass tone. At normal volume it isn’t all that extraordinary, but I had turned it up to hear the subtleties in the quieter part, and found my stomach in my throat for just a moment there at the transition point. Easily the brightest of the three sections, gentle bells feature prominently here, along with those aforementioned low muffled booming sounds. It is not uncommon for minimal ambient works to include a long slow fade, and this one is exceptional in its patient denouement. Distance to Zero is first-rate adventurous ambience. [Phil Derby, Electroambientspace.com]
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OPIUM -- "Chaos Theory Laboratories" -- CD -- €10
2011 Databloem, DB037-2011
Ambient / IDM. Rhythmical explorations and ambient depths by Italian soundsculptor Teo Zini. Moving fractal beats drifting through layers of deep, ambient soundscapes. Fresh-sounding and engaging throughout. [label info]

PHOBOS -- "Celestial Harmonics" -- CD -- €10
2019 Frozen Light, FZL 071, (ltd. 102)
Dark Ambient / Drone. Frozen Light presents “Celestial Harmonics” – the new album by the British project Phobos. Space Drone Ambient soundscapes with soft melodies, droning pulsations and space atmosphere will take you into a long journey though the stars and distant planets. Deep music for deep listening. [label info] 102 copies in 6-panel digipaks.

PRIMOGENITIS -- "(Compilation)" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 Red Engineering Production, REPR-14, (ltd. 20)
Raw Black Metal / Lo-Fi / Noise from Crimea.

RES -- "Bifurcation" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Red Engineering Production, REPR-01, (ltd. 20)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics from Kiev, Ukraine. Old School!

RES -- "Phonoscopy‎" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Red Engineering Production, REPR-05, (ltd. 20)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics from Kiev, Ukraine. Old School!

RES -- "Spiral" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Red Engineering Production, REPR-02, (ltd. 20)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics from Kiev, Ukraine. Old School!

RES -- "Trap" -- CD-R -- €5
2018 Red Engineering Production, REPR-03, (ltd. 20)
Death Industrial / Power Electronics from Kiev, Ukraine. Old School!

ROSSIGNOL, FRANCOIS -- "Butoh Vol.1" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-26, (ltd. 20)
Modern Classical / Experimental. Music for Butoh dance by the Canadian composer Francois Rossignol, with quite dark and ritualistic atmosphere.

SGNL_FLTR -- "Exhalo" -- CD-R -- €9
2008 Databloem, DBCD 08020
Experimental / Dub Techno. Danny Kreutzfeldt is a versatile and praised artist, who has been doing a lot of styles under various names for years, and certainly shouldn’t be a new name to people familiar with Databloem. Exhalo is his third album as Sgnl_fltr on Databloem and as with the others, it’s packed with deep grooves, dense atmospheres and refined effects. This time around, the amount of genres mixed together is staggering, with warm ambient, cold techno, abstract electronica and gritty soundscapes seamlessly flowing together during the course of the album. [label info]

SPIELEREI -- "Publix" -- CD -- €10
2005 Databloem, DBCD 014
Ambient / Berlin School. There are times when just by listening to the first few notes you instantly know that you are in for a treat. I do not know how is does, but it works for me every time. I hope this is also true for you as the opening track entitled Tradition is a magnificent slice of electronic music. Surely there is no way that this standard can be maintained. The following track features gentle ambiences and moody bass notes that are carefully assembled into a haunting main theme composed using lots of differing sounds and sequences that continues to maintain the fascination. I think that Delight certainly lives up to its title and on reflection is even better than the opener. Area starts as being very low-fi with muffled sequences that are almost on the point of annoyance but slowly the quality appears to improve and rich Tangerine Dream style sequences emerge that are bound to please many. Technical quality is restored on the following track that again provides classic melodic electronic ambiences that persuade the mind to relinquish the mental pressure and all anguish is banished. Relaxation is the only thought to be encouraged when listening and thoroughly enjoying Renovation. This excellent release finishes in true ambient style with the appropriately titled Restplace, which describes the evocative piece precisely. Dennis Knopper has a major flair, which thankfully he shares with those who choose to listen to this truly exquisite music. [Modern Dance]

SPIELEREI & MANTACOUP -- "Wichman And Other Pieces" -- CD -- €10
2004 Databloem, DBCD 009
Ambient / Experimental. The Wichman Concert recorded live on March 13 2004 at Theatre Graff Wichman in Huizen, Holland, as part of the Alfa Centauri EM Festival series. Last 4 tracks are studio works. "This is an album that is very hard to pigeonhole but it is one of the best 'contemporary' sounding albums I have heard all year." - David Law. "Separately they have had some solid releases; together they are phenomenal." - Phil Derby. [label info]

STOKES, SAUL -- "Radiate (Live in San Francisco 9.03)" -- CD -- €10
2003 Databloem, DBCD 006
Ambient / Experimental Electronics. Saul Stokes (USA) is a ambient-electronic artist with a number of highly regarded albums to his credit, and a very distinctive sound derived from his hand-forged electronics. Radiate is a startlingly bright and beautiful album, with sonic washes both warm and experimental. It also offers newcomers their best glimpse at the two modes of Stokes's work , willful improvisation and chilled ambient-techno. [label info]

SUDARIA -- "Lucid Nightmares" -- CD -- €10
2017 Frozen Light, FZL 057, (ltd. 102)
Frozen Light presents “Lucid Nightmares”, the second album by the Spanish project Sudaria. A sinister soundtrack for your worst realistic nightmares convicted in frozen flames of industrial music combined with ritual ambient, classical music, drone and black metal. Don’t miss! CD, digipak, limited to 102 hand-numbered copies. [label info]

SYSTEM MORGUE -- "Foret Noire" -- CD-R -- €5
2017/2018 Volok Records, VR-17, (ltd. 20)
Guitar Drone / Shoegaze. In darkness and silence the seed grows. This mysterious process is hidden from view and hidden from attention. This is real magic. Magic inside. Magic in the depths. Peace and quiet is fertile ground for a miracle. We all come from there. We all come from the seed of a dark forest. And sooner or later we all come back. Under the maternal canopy of nature. Withered foliage and roots of the trees. Wet earth will keep our memories. Perhaps in order to revive us once again. [label info]

THIS PRESENT MOMENT -- "Phenomenons" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-31, (ltd. 20)
Guitar Drone. Ilya Gorlov, author and performer from the city of Kramatorsk, Donbass. Ilya is a member of the metal group LIFER. He also participates in the SLOW BILLOW. He writes poetry, composes a variety of music. One of his projects AND REMAIN THERE FOREVER with the album Silence VOLOKRecords already published in August this year. Now in line is another work of a musician. THIS PRESENT MOMENT project with Phenomenons album. This is a great improvisational psychedelic guitar drone ambient. To all fans of this direction we highly recommend listening. [label info]

TOY BIZARRE -- "kdi dctb 180" -- 10" -- €15
2015 Drone Records / Substantia Innominata, SUB-22, (ltd. 300)
It's acous-MAGIC!! French CEDRIC PEYRONNET (aka TOY BIZARRE) is currently one of the most impressive composers using / processing pure nature recordings, and shaping them into something beyond the known... his soundscapes are full of details and circling dynamics but keep a floating & atmospheric character... like ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE, ERIC LA CASA or FRANCISCO LOPEZ, this is not just a recording of "what was", but a scheme of what could be!! lim. 300 full colour cover, clear vinyl. [label info]

TROUM -- "AIWS" -- CD -- €10
2007 Transgredient Records, TR-05
AIWS is the first full-length cd release from Troum since 2003. It covers studio-recordings composed from 2002-2005. These musicians have compiled some of their most favorable pieces through the years to be placed on this release. Presenting nine analogue (4 & 8 track) recorded compositions that lead the listener through vast feelings of beautifully deep melancholic and hypnotic states of mind. Composed with guitar-drones and harmonic phrases that are processed in various ways creating an atmosphere of the sublime and emotional meditative states that transcend listener to immerse within themselves. Ingredients: Sufi-songs, old vinyl-crackles, acoustic & e-guitars, e-bow, e-bass, voice & whisperings, accordion & flute. Stunning photography & design work by Alan McClelland (Eye.lyft). One of the most emotional and profound Troum releases to date now available on Transgrediant Records. Dedicated to Eternity. [press release]

VOLOK / EGO DEATH -- "Bezlyudnaya" -- CD-R -- €5
2019 VOLOK Records, VR-25, (ltd. 20)
Doom Metal / Drone Folk. A collaboration of two Ukrainian projects. Heavy doom guitar riffs of EGO DEATH serve as a background for the characteristic sepulchral singing by VOLOK. An interesting combination.

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