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Artist Album Format Label & Cat. Number Year Price (incl. 19% VAT)  
400 LONELY THINGS same LP Bronsonunlimited BRO 000 LP 2003 €12.00
87 CENTRAL Formation CD Staalplaat STCD 187 2003 €8.00
AERE AETERNUS Humanity needs no Funeral LP Kaosthetik Konspiration KSTK006-LP 2008 €15.00
AGNIVOLOK Sculptor LP State Art AVANT 004 2002 €12.50
AKIYAMA, MITCHELL Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2004 €14.50
ALIO DIE / PARALLEL WORLDS Circo Divino LP Hic Sunt Leones HSL055LP 2010 €16.50
ALOG Amateur do-LP Rune Grammofon RLP3063 2007 €22.00
  Islands of Memory LP Creaked Records CRDSLP 6 2006 €15.00
AMBARCHI / O'ROURKE / HAINO Only wanting to melt... LP Black Truffle BT 11LP 2014 €16.50
AMBARCHI, OREN A Final Kiss on Poisoned Cheeks LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-95 / Am95 (Americum) 2008 €17.50
AMON DÜÜL Paradieswärts Düül LP Wah Wah Records LPS060 2008 €22.00
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Merriweather Post Pavilion do-LP Domino Rec. WIGLP216 2009 €20.00
APALUSA Obadiah CD Low Point LP021 2008 €12.00
APSE Climb up do-LP ATP Recordings ATPRLP34 2009 €17.50
ASVA & PHILIPPE PETIT Empires should burn... LP Basses Frequences BF43LP / Small Doses DOSE 112 2012 €10.00
ATELEIA & BENJAMIN CURTIS Baghdad Batterie LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-93 / Np 93 Neptunium 2008 €17.00
AU Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat 2004 €10.00
AUN Alpha Heaven CD Denovali Records DEN 172 2013 €14.50
  Alpha Heaven LP Denovali Records DEN 172 2013 €20.00
AUTOPSIA Colonia CD Staalplaat STCD158 2002 €8.00
B/B/S Brick Mask LP + 7inch Miasmah MIALP022 2013 €20.00
BABY DEE A Book of Songs for Annie Marie LP Tin Angel Records TARA013LP 2010 €15.00
BAKER, AIDAN Scalpel CD The Kora Records TKR 008 (Micro Series #2) 2007 €12.00
BATES, MARTYN American Dissonance LP Beta-Lactam Ring Records mt197lp 2007 €20.00
BELONG Same Places (Slow Version) LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-96 / Cu96 (Curium) 2008 €16.50
BERIO, LUCIANO Differences LP Lilith LRLP121 2006 €16.50
BIBLE, JEREMY & JASON HENRY Vryashn LP Infraction Records INFX 049 LP 2011 €18.00
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA The Beatlerape (Sound effects library Volume four) CD Staalplaat STBCO 0000 €13.00
BIOMECHANICA BM-01 LP Geometrik GR 2127LP 2012 €15.50
BLACK SUN PRODUCTIONS OperettAmorale do-LP Rustblade RBLLP010 2015 €30.00
BLACK TO COMM Alphabet 1968 CD Type Records TYPE053 2009 €15.00
BLACKSHAW, JAMES Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death LP Important Records IMPREC355LP 2012 €16.00
BLISCAPPEN VAN MARIA Bliscepen LP Fourth Dimension Records FDLP81 2012 €15.00
BLITZOIDS Steeling from helpless children / Look up do-CD Ad Hoc Records AD HOC 16/17 2006 €14.00
BODIN, LARS-GUNNAR Clouds LP Fylkingen Records FYLP 1020 1977 €15.00
BRANCA, GLENN Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses CD Atavistic ALP046cd 2007 €14.50
Symphony # 5: Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere CD Atavistic ALP15CD 1996 €14.00
Symphony # 3: Gloria CD Atavistic ALP 008CD 1994 €13.00
  Symphony # 6: Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven CD Atavistic ALP10 1993 €14.00
BRODERICK, PETER & MACHINEFABRIEK Mort aux Vaches CD Staalplaat STMAV064 2011 €14.00
BURIAL HEX / IRON FIST OF THE SUN Actaeon LP Cold Spring Records CSR153LP 2011 €16.00
BURIAL HEX / ZOLA JESUS Untitled LP Auroral Borealis ABXLP 27 2010 €19.50
BURKE, DAN & KEVIN DRUMM Mort aux Vaches CD Mort aux Vaches / Staalplaat 2003 €14.50
BURNES, ANDREW Telescope LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-98 / Cf98 2008 €17.00
BÄSTARD [BASTARD] Acoustic Machine Vol. 1 do-LP Ici d'Ailleurs IDALP81 2011 €23.00
CAGE, JOHN The 25-year retrospective Concert do-LP Doxy DOZDLP 407 2011 €23.00
CAGE, JOHN / DAVID TUDOR Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form... do-LP Doxy DOZDLP 406 2011 €23.00
CARTER TUTTI VOID Play Chris & Cosey do-LP Conspiracy International CTILP012014 2015 €28.00
  F(X) LP Industrial Records IRCTVLP01 2015 €25.00
CHESSEX, ANTOINE / ARNAUD RIVIERE split 7 Le Petit Mignon LPM01 2010 €10.50
CHROME Half Machine Lip Moves LP + CD Lilith Records LRLP 315 2010 €18.00
  Third from the Sun LP + CD Lilith Records LRLP 318 2010 €18.00
CLUSTER Zuckerzeit Lilith Ltd. LR333 LP + CD 2007 €18.50
COH Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches -series 2002 €14.50
COIL Backwards do-LP Cold Spring Records CSR203LP 2015 €27.50
  And the Ambulance died in his Arms do-LP Threshold House* threshlp1 2016 €30.00
COIL / NINE INCH NAILS Recoiled LP Cold Spring CSR193LP 2014 €20.00
COLECLOUGH, JONATHAN & TIM HILL Beech for John and Miho CD SealPool SPOOL001 2003 €15.00
COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES Six Guitars LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-92 / U 92 Uranium 2008 €17.00
CONCERT SILENCE Rain Furniture LP Infraction INFX 047LP 2010 €16.00
CULPIS Situation Vacant Columns CD PARA disc PACD011 2003 €13.00
CYCLOBE Sulphur - Tarot - Garden CD Phantomcode NAOS 03CD 2014 €16.00
Sulphur - Tarot - Garden LP Phantomcode NAOS 03LP 2014 €16.50
  The Visitors do-LP Phantomcode NAOS 04LP 2014 €20.50
DANIELL, DAVID I-IV-V-I LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-99 / Es99 2008 €17.00
DAVIS, GARETH & FRANCES-MARIE UITTI Gramercy do-LP Miasmah Recordings MIALP019 2012 €18.50
DEADWOOD Ramblack LP Cold Spring Records CSR104LP 2009 €16.00
DEISON / MATTEO UGGERI In the other House LP FinalMuzik Fmv05 / Loud! L!025 / Grey Sparkle GsLP10 2015 €15.00
DELPHIUM Snowhill-X EP (SOLD OUT) 7 Drone Records DR-24 (2nd) 2002 €6.00  
  Snowhill X (SOLD OUT) 7inch Drone Records DR-24 1997  
DELPLANQUE, MATHIAS La Plinthe CD Optical Sound OS 034 2008 €15.00
Ma Chambre quand je n'y suis pas (Paris) mCD-R Taalem alm 56 2009 €5.00
Drachen LP Ici d'ailleurs Mind Travels Serie MT 06 2015 €16.00
  Chutes CD Baskaru karu:023 2013 €12.00
DEUTSCH NEPAL Deflagration of Hell CD Staalplaat STCD 050 1992 €14.50
DHOMONT, FRANCIS Birthdays LP Beniffer Editions BFF130LP 2012 €18.00
DONOSO, RICARDO Deterrence LP Denovali Records DEN222LP 2015 €21.50
DRAFTED BY MINOTAURS Aversion Therapy do-LP Infraction INFX038LP 2009 €26.00
DRAPE An Idea and its Map LP Infraction INFX 052 LP 2012 €18.00
DRUMM, KEVIN The Back Room LP Monotype Records monoLP 021 2016 €18.00
DRØNE (MARK VAN HOEN / MIKE HARDING) Reversing into the Future LP Pomperipossa Records PRLP2 2016 €15.00
DUNCAN, JOHN Mort aux vaches CD Mort aux Vaches / Staalplaat 1998 €14.50
DUNCAN, JOHN / MIKA VAINIO / ILPO VAISANEN Nine Suggestions CD Allquestions AQ08 2005 €16.00
EARTH A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction do-LP Southern Lord LORDLP 122 2010 €29.00
EARTHMONKEY Be that charge (deluxe) 3 x LP Beta-Lactam Ring Records mt049deluxeLP 2007 €35.00
EINHEIT, ESCH & MUR Terre Haute LP Rustblade RBLLLP008 2015 €22.00
EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala LP Potomak / Freibank LP 26501 2002 €22.00
1/2 Mensch LP Potomak / Freibank LP 26141 2002 €22.00
Haus der Lüge LP Potomak / Freibank LP 20001 2002 €22.00
  Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. LP Potomak / Freibank LP 19901 2003 €20.00
ENCOMIAST Malpais mCDR Taalem alm68 2010 €5.00
ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO 1980-1982 do-CD Staalplaat S.T.CD 061 1993 €18.00
Pulsion LP Geometrik Records GR 2115LP 2009 €18.50
Desarrollos Geometricos LP Geometrik Records GR 2123LP 2011 €17.00
Ultraphoon do-LP Geometrik GR2130LP 2013 €20.00
  Nador LP + 7inch Geometrik GRLP 2134 2015 €20.00
ETANT DONNES L'Autre Rive / Le Sens Positif book & do-CD Staalplaat STCD840 1992 €42.00
EVAPORI Fumes LP Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien WULP 054 2007 €16.00
EYELESS IN GAZA Drumming the beating Heart / Pale Hands I loved so well do-LP Letthemeatvinyl LETV274LP 2015 €27.50
  Rust Red September do-LP Letthemeatvinyl LETV273LP 2015 €28.50
FAUST j US t (Just us) LP & CD Bureau B BB182LP 2014 €22.00
FAUZ'T (FAUST & ZEV) From the frozen South CD Atavistic ALPCD 192 2009 €14.50
FEAR FALLS BURNING Disorder of Roots do-10inch & CD Tonefloat lptf122 2012 €32.00
FENNESZ June LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-100 / Fm100 (Fermium) 2008 €17.00
  17.02.12 do-LP Song Cycle 170212DLP 2013 €29.00
FIN DE SIECLE Nine barns LP OPN Records OPNLP001 2007 €14.00
FINAL & FEAR FALLS BURNING same LP Conspiracy Records CORELP85 2009 €16.00
  same (silver vinyl!) LP Conspiracy Records CORELP85 2009 €25.00
FIRE! WITH JIM O'ROURKE Unreleased? LP Rune Grammofon RLP 3111 2011 €19.50
FIRE! WITH OREN AMBARCHI In the Mouth - A Hand do-LP Rune Grammofon RLP 3130 2012 €20.00
FIVE ELEMENTS MUSIC Sylphstream CD-R Still*Sleep SS16 2008 €9.00
GALBRAITH / NEILSON / YOUNGS Belsayer Time LP Time-Lag Records TLR 034LP 2006 €22.50
GEINS'T NAIT & L. PETITGAND Oublier LP & CD Ici d'ailleurs Mind Travels Serie MT05LP 2015 €16.00
GENOCIDE ORGAN Live in Japan 2007 LP Tesco 077 LP 2009 €19.50
GLASS, PHILIP Rework_Remixes do-LP Kora Records TKRLP 26 2012 €24.50
GODFLESH Hymns do-LP Music on Vinyl MOVLP732 2013 €26.00
GOL & CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE Pandamoniahbleeumm!!! LP Planam Golpal 2009 €19.50
GOVERNMENT ALPHA Spontaneous Combustion CD L.White Records LW-033 2005 €13.50
GOVERNMENT ALPHA / HIKARI NO OKA Schwingend / Obelisk CD Licht-Ung 2005 €13.00
GREY WOLVES Blood and Sand LP + CD Cold Spring Records CSR42LP 2013 €20.00
HAFLER TRIO A House waiting for its Master 10inch Rossbin RSLP 01 2003 €15.00
HANSON, STEN Text-Sound Compositions LP Fylkingen Records FYLP 1022 1978 €15.00
HECKER, TIM Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat 2004 €14.00
Harmony in Ultraviolet do-LP Kranky KRANKLP102 2009 €22.50
  Dropped Pianos LP Kranky KRANK161LP 2011 €17.00
HECKER, TIM & DANIEL LOPATIN Instrumental Tourist do-LP & CD Software Records SSTUDIOS 01 / SFT017-6ILP 2012 €24.00
HEIRS Fowl LP Denoval DENLP69 2010 €18.00
HELM Olympic Mess do-LP PAN PAN63LP 2015 €27.00
HENRIKSEN, ARVE Solidification 7 x LP BOX Rune Grammofon RLP 2137 2013 €130.00
  Places of Worship LP Rune Grammofon RLP 3147 2013 €21.00
HENRY COW In Praise of Learning LP Recommended Records RERVHC3LP 2011 €17.50
HENRY, PIERRE Malefices LP Cacophonic 6CACKLP 2013 €22.00
ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI Improvisation Sep. 1975 LP Phoenix Records ASHLP3032 2012 €21.50
ILLUSION OF SAFETY Mort aux vaches (II) CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 1999 €15.00
  Mort aux vaches (I) CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 1996 €15.00
IMPLODES Recurring Dream LP Kranky KRANK174LP 2013 €19.50
INADA, KOZO d [ ] maxi-CD Staalplaat STCD 154 2001 €10.00
  Mort aux vaches: I [ ] CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2004 €14.00
INADE Audio Mythology Two LP + CD LOKI Foundation LOKI60 LP 2014 €23.00
INFANT CYCLE & RAMUNAS YARAS / DELPHIUM Translation / Heart full of Soul do-mCDR Diophantine Discs n=5,6 2007 €8.00
ISIS Holy Tears 12inch Ipecac IPC95LP 2008 €10.00
JAZZKAMMER Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2005 €14.00
JOHANNSSON, JOHANN Englabörn LP Touch TO:52 LP 2009 €15.00
Virthulegu Forsetar do-LP Touch TO:64LP 2011 €20.00
  The Prisoners OST do-LP NTOV V9LP / Cobraside Distribution Inc. 1179 2013 €24.00
JORGENSEN, P To CD Low Point LP027 2009 €12.00
JÜPPALA KÄÄPIÖ Alpen Ocean LP Omnimemento OM 09 2013 €19.00
KA-SPEL, EDWARD Lyvv, China Doll CD Staalplaat S.T.CD 060 1993 €14.50
Fire Island CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope / LPD self-released 2013 €13.50
The Absence of Evidence CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope / LPD self-released 2013 €13.50
  Ghost Logik 2 CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope / LPD self released 2014 €13.50
KABOOM KARAVAN Barra Barra LP Miasmah Recordings MIALP015 2011 €15.00
Hokus Fokus LP Miasmah MIALP024 2013 €16.00
  Short Walk with Olaf LP Miasmah MIALP025 2013 €16.00
KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF Wildling LP Staubgold 97LP 2010 €16.00
KAPOTTE MUZIEK Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 1998 €14.00
KARJALAN SISSIT Fucking Whore Society LP Eternal Soul ES LP03 2009 €17.50
  Miserere. 10th Anniversary Edition LP Eternal Soul ESLP04 2011 €16.00
KHOST (DECONSTRUCTED AND RECONSTRUCTED BY) GODFLESH Needles into the Ground LP Cold Spring Records CSR215LP 2016 €18.00
KLOFT RETARDER Stolperfallen im zerebralen Subraum CD-R Verato Project verazität 004 2002 €8.00
KNURL Acetylphasia MC Impulsy Stetoskopu 047 2015 €8.00
KRAFT, KONRAD Temporary Audiosculptures and Artefacts CD Auf Abwegen aatp33 2011 €13.00
KRENG The Summoner LP Miasmah Recordings MIALP030 2015 €17.00
  Grimoire LP Miasmah Recordings mialp 016 2015 €17.00
KUUPUU Lumen Thäden LP Time-Lag Records TLR 044 LP 2009 €23.50
LANDING Sphere CD K Records KLP 162 2004 €14.50
  Passages through CD K Records KLP 146 2003 €15.00
LE PLASTIQUE MYSTIFICATION GROUP A Stage of Salvation CD-R Kundalini Records LPMG-KR-004 0000 €8.00
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS & KETVECTOR The Shock Exchange LP Rustblade RBLLPO11 2015 €23.00
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS (LPD) All the King's Horses CD Caciocavallo CAD 28 2002 €13.50
All the King's Men CD ROIR RUSCD8278 2002 €14.00
Ancient Daze CD Beta-Lactam Ring Records mt121a 2006 €13.00
Legacy. 25th Anniversary Single 7inch Some Fine Legacy SFL 004 2006 €7.50
Live at La Luna DVD Soleilmoon Recordings 2004 €14.00
Poppy variations CD Terminal Kaleidoscope TEKA 15 / Beta-lactam Ring Records 2004 €14.00
Pre-Millenial Single maxiCD Soleilmoon SOL 74 1998 €8.50
Pre-Millenial Single 12inch Soleilmoon SOL 74 1998 €12.00
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD Caciocavallo CAD 20 1990 €13.00
The Whispering Wall CD ROIR RUSCD 8286 2004 €15.00
Under triple moons CD ROIR RUSCD8231 1997 €14.00
Your Children placate you from their premature Graves CD ROIR RUSCD 8299 2006 €14.00
Plutonium Blonde CD ROIR RUSCD 8305 2008 €13.00
Sterre maxi-CD SPV Poland SPV 056-150133cds 1997 €7.50
Four Days CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0062 2001 €11.50
The Lovers CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0102 2002 €11.50
A Perfect Mystery CD Big Blue 8483413 2006 €11.50
Faces in the Fire CD Big Blue 8483414 2006 €11.50
Shadow Weaver CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0052 2001 €11.50
Asylum CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0082 2002 €11.50
Curse CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0112 2002 €11.50
Malachai (Shadow Weaver Part 2) CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0122 2002 €11.50
Prayer for Aradia CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0142 2003 €13.00
Island of Jewels CD SPV Poland SPV-L 0092 2002 €11.50
Paris 20 December 2007 CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope / Trademark of Quantity 2008 €14.00
Human Radio CD-R Trademark of Quantity 2009 €13.00
The Maria Sessions CD-R Trademark of Quantity 2009 €13.00
Any Day Now / The Secrets CD-R Trademark of Quantity 2010 €14.00
Brighter Now CD Big Blue Records 8483474 2009 €12.50
Seconds late for the Brighton Line CD ROIR RUSCD 8317 2010 €13.00
The French Collection do-CD Beta-lactam Ring Records mt242a 2010 €16.00
Paris in the Fall DVD Soleilmoon Recordings SDVD 8 2011 €13.00
Atomic Roses LP Beta-lactam Ring Records mt262 2011 €22.50
The Creature that tasted Sound CD-R Trademark of Quantity 2012 €13.50
Live 1991(Maria Dimension Tour) [also called: 'Live in Nijmegen 1991'] DVD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope 2009 €15.00
Chemical Playschool 15 CD Rustblade RBL037 2012 €14.00
Taos Hum CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope / LPD self-released 2013 €13.00
Taos Hum LP Brudenia LPD-2 2015 €23.00
Traumstadt 4 CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope 2013 €14.00
Traumstadt 2 do-CDR Terminal Kaleidoscope 2013 €16.50
Traumstadt 5 CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope 2014 €13.00
10 to the Power of 9 - Vol. 1 LP Rustblade RBLLP004 2014 €23.50
The Maria Dimension - Complete Recordings 5 x LP BOX Soleilmoon Recordings SOLV13 2015 €140.00
10 to the Power of 9 - Vol. 2 LP Rustblade RBLLP006 2015 €22.50
10 to the Power of 9 (special ed.) 2 x CD bag Rustblade RBL046BOX 2015 €40.00
Chemical Playschool Vol. 16 & 18 do-CDR Terminal Kaleidoscope / LPD self released 2014 €18.00
Traumstadt 3 (Enhanced 2013) CD-R Terminal Kaleidoscope / LPD self released 2013 €14.00
Synesthesia do-LP Norton North MMXIV-II 2015 €28.00
Crash Velvet Apocalypse do-CDR Legendary Pink Dots - self released 2015 €18.00
The Seismic Bleats of Quantum Sheep LP Abstrakce ABST001 2016 €19.50
Five Days CD-R Legendary Pink Dots - self released 2015 €15.00
Five Days Instrumentals CD-R Legendary Pink Dots - self released 2015 €15.00
A Scented Candle LP Noise Noise Noise Records 002 2016 €25.00
Pages of Aquarius do-LP Metropolis MET 1016 2016 €26.00
  Premonition LP + 7inch Vinyl-On-Demand VOD145.LPD 2016 €22.50
LEJEUNE, JACQUES Early Works 1969-1970 LP Robot Records ROBOT 043LP 2015 €26.50
LES FRAGMENTS DE LA NUIT Musique du Crepuscule LP Denovali DENLP26 2009 €16.50
  Musique de Nuit LP Denovali DENLP117 2012 €16.50
LEWIS, E.G. All Under LP Editions Mego 194LP 2014 €16.00
LILES, ANDREW Miraculous Mechanical Monster LP Dirter Promotions DPROMLP77 2010 €16.00
  Schmetaling Monster of Rock LP Dirter Promotions DPROM 087LP 2012 €18.50
LINDGREN, PÄR Electronic Music LP Fylkingen Records FYLP 1032 1986 €15.00
LOCRIAN The Crystal World LP Utech Records URLP056 2011 €20.00
LOCRIAN & MAMIFFER Bless them that curse you do-LP Utech Records URLP069 / SIGE 013 2012 €29.50
LOSCIL Sketches from New Brighton do-LP Kranky KRANKLP 171 2012 €27.00
LUSTMORD Zoetrope do-LP Burning World Records BWRLP 15 2011 €18.50
  The Word as Power do-LP Blackest Ever Black BLACKESTLP004 2013 €22.50
LYE, LEN Composing Motion: The Sound of Tangible Motion Sculpture CD ATOLL ACD 305 2006 €14.00
MACHINEFABRIEK Mort aux Vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2008 €14.50
MARCHETTI, LIONEL Alpha Z Centauris MC Mirror Tapes MT010 2011 €9.00
MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN Records ’81-’89 CD Atavastic alp62cd1 1997 €15.00
MARGITT HOLZT & THORSTEN SOLTAU Atvasinajumu un diferencetu EP pic-12inch Albert Deitzel Records Kat-Nr. 37A / M.M.Label M.M VINYLLP01 2011 €15.00
MARTIN, AARON Worried about the Fire LP Experimedia EXPOB 012LP 2010 €17.50
MATER SUSPIRIA VISION Hollywood Necronomicon LP Phantasma Disques PD-LP-015 2013 €18.00
MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA Mafarka LP Officina Fonografica Italiana lp OFI003 2012 €13.00
MEIRINO, FRANCISCO & KIKO C. ESSEIVA Focus on Nothing on Focus LP Aussenraum ARLP001 2013 €16.00
MENACE RUINE Union of Irreconcilables do-LP Aurora Borealis ABXLP 42 2011 €17.00
MENCHE, DANIEL Kataract (Alpha Mix) LP DeMego 008V 2010 €15.00
MENCHE, DANIEL / WILLIAM FOWLER COLLINS Raised Coils of the Giant Serpent of Eternity / I Heard only the Eternal Storm LP Sige Records SIGE028LP 2014 €21.50
MERZBOW Dolphin Sonar CD Important Records IMPREC 205 2008 €13.50
Graft (special edition) LP + 7" Cold Spring Records CSR129LP* 2010 €25.00
  Graft LP Cold Spring Records CSR129LP 2010 €15.50
MERZBOW / BAND OF PAIN Reptile / Insect pic-LP Dirter Promotions DPROMPLP60 2008 €17.50
MERZBOW / RICHARD PINHAS Keio Line Plus 3 x LP Dirter Promotions DPROMTLP67 2008 €30.00
MIRRORRING (LIZ HARRIS & JESY FORTINO) Foreign Body LP Kranky KRANK162LP 2012 €15.00
MLEHST A puritan am I LP Belief Recordings LP 002 2006 €16.00
As a man thinketh, so he is in his heart LP Belief Recordings LP 001 2006 €16.00
I am, I was, I will always be LP Belief Recordings brlp004 2006 €15.00
  A cautionary tale LP Belief Recordings brlp005 2007 €15.00
MONKS OF MALASPINA Volume One LP Ikuisuus IKU-019 / Textile Records TLP 23 2009 €14.00
MUELLER, JON Alphabet of Movements LP Type Records TYPE092V 2011 €16.50
MURCOF The Versailles Sessions do-LP Leaf Records BAY67LP 2008 €18.50
MUSLIMGAUZE Jebel Tariq CD Staalplaat / Muslimim 033 2004 €15.00
Speaking with Hamas CD Staalplaat STCD 140 2003 €13.00
Lazhareem Ul Leper CD Staalplaat archive fifteen 2010 €14.00
Izlamic Songs CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 16 2013 €14.00
Tandoor Dog CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 13 2013 €14.00
Souk Bou Saada CD Staalplaat - Muslimgauze archive 3 2012 €14.00
Al Jar Zia Audio CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 6 2013 €14.00
Satyajit Eye CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 11 2013 €14.00
Deceiver 3 & 4 do-CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 12 2014 €18.00
Beirut Transister CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 4 2011 €14.00
Turkish Berlina CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 17 2013 €14.00
Drugsherpa CD Staalplaat / Muslimgauze Archive 21 2013 €14.00
Zilver / Feel the Hiss CD Staalplaat archive thirty 2015 €14.00
Minaret Speaker CD Staalplaat archive twenty nine 2015 €14.00
Uzbekistani Bizarre and Souk do-LP Staalplaat - ARCHIVE EIGHTEEN 2015 €22.50
Sycophant of Purdah CD Staalplaat - ARCHIVE NINE 2015 €14.00
Sulaymaniyah CD Staalplaat - ARCHIVE SEVEN 2015 €14.00
Abyssinia Selasie CD Staalplaat - Muslimgauze Archive 26 2015 €14.00
  Libya Tour Guide CD Staalplaat - Muslimgauze Archive 31 2015 €14.00
NEPTUNE Gong Lake LP Table of the Elements / Radium TOE-LP-811 2008 €16.00
NEU! Neu! LP Grönland LPGRON 1 2010 €16.00
Neu! '75 LP Grönland LPGRON 3 2010 €16.00
  Neu! '86 LP Grönland LPGRON 4^ 2010 €16.00
NICO The End (expanded ed.) do-LP Music on Vinyl MOVLP1195 2014 €28.00
NIMH This crying Era LP Synästesie Schallplatten SS001 2012 €18.50
NOBLE, STEVE & STEPHEN O'MALLEY St. Francis Duo do-LP Bo'Weavil Recordings weavil47LP 2012 €31.00
NOETINGER / MARCHETTI Mort aux Vaches CD Staalplaat / VPRO 2001 €13.00
O'MALLEY, STEPHEN Keep an Eye out LP Table of the Elements TOE-LP-101 / Md Mendelevium 2008 €18.00
OM Pilgrimage LP Southern Lord SUNN86LP 2014 €16.50
OUR LOVE WILL DESTROY THE WORLD Fucking Dracula Clouds LP Blackest Rainbow Records BRR153LP 2009 €16.00
PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE / GRUMBLING FUR TIME MACHINE ORCHESTRA ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaaiiioooww!!! LP Important Records IMPREC 409LP 2015 €25.00
PAN AMERICAN White Bird Release LP Kranky KRANK LP128 2009 €15.00
  Cloud Room, Glass Room do-LP Kranky KRANK175LP 2013 €27.50
PANTALEIMON The Butterfly ate the Pearl LP Grassgirlmusic GGMLP 9 2013 €16.00
PBK & WOLF EYES Rabid LP Sonoris LP02 2016 €15.00
PICK-UP Mouthless LP Important Records IMPREC 243LP 2009 €15.00
PIMMON Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2003 €14.00
PIPELINE ALPHA Evocation of Seth CD Triage Industries 2007 €10.00
PIPELINE ALPHA VS. MESSIAH COMPLEX Darking lights of Babylon CD-R Amid the Waves amid 02 2009 €10.00
POLMO POLPO Like Hearts Swelling CD Constellation CST 026-1 2003 €16.00
  Like Hearts Swelling LP Constellation CST 026-1 2003 €16.00
PRIME / PREVOST / O'ROURKE Alpha Lemur echo two CD Mycophile Records SPOR 05 2001 €13.50
RAPOON Fallen Gods / Cidar do-CD Staalplaat STCD 094 2003 €18.50
RATKJE, MAJA Voice LP Rune Grammofon RLP3028 2013 €20.00
REFAT, MAHMOUD Mort aux Vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2008 €14.50
RESIDENTS Coochie Brake LP Cryptic Corp. / MVD Audio MVD5294LP 2011 €15.00
REYNOLS Whistling Kettle Quartet LP (one-sided) Sedimental SEDLP 024 2003 €13.00
RLW eaRLy W three: Neue Deutsche Peinlichkeit LP Was Soll Das? Schallplatten WSDP 103 2005 €14.00
  Sechs Abstände LP Blossoming Noise BN055LP 2011 €15.00
ROSE, NEIL Wilbur Whateley / Psychopomps LP ONEC Records onec 003LP 2009 €13.00
ROSENQVIST, DAG & SIMON SCOTT Conformists LP Low Point LP038 2010 €13.00
SALOMAN, GABRIEL Adhere LP Miasmah MIALP021 2012 €16.00
SAMARTZIS, PHILIP Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2002 €13.50
SAND Sylph Ballet LP Rotorelief ROTOR0008 2012 €25.00
  Sylph Ballet CD Rotorelief ROTOR0008 2012 €15.00
SCOTT, SIMON (SIMON SCOTT) Navigare LP Miasmah Recordings MIALP010 2009 €18.00
  Bunny LP Miasmah Recordings MIALP017 2011 €16.00
SECRET PYRAMID The Silent March LP Students of Decay SOD 109 LP 2014 €20.00
SENSSURROUND ORCHESTRA Mort aux Vaches: Meltdown Of Control CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 2000 €10.00
SERRIES, DIRK Microphonics XXI-XXV do-10inch & CD Tonefloat lptf130 2013 €27.50
SERRIES, DIRK / RUTGER ZUYDERVELT Buoyant Live LP Tonefloat TFLP169 2016 €19.50
SHIBALBA / PHURPA Teachings of Eastern Traditions LP Cold Spring Records CSR221LP 2016 €19.50
SHIVERS same LP Miasmah MIALP028 2014 €16.00
SIGUR ROS Kveikur do-LP & 10inch XL Recordings XLLP606X 2013 €26.00
SKIN AREA / JARL La Petite Mort LP Malignant Records TUMORLP72 2014 €20.00
SKULL DEFEKTS The Temple do-LP Important Records IMPREC 235LP 2009 €22.00
SKULLFLOWER / MASTERY split LP Cold Spring CSR165LP 2013 €19.50
SLOWDIVE Just for a Day LP Music on Vinyl MOVLP354 2011 €20.00
Souvlaki LP Music on Vinyl MOVLP202 2011 €20.00
  Pygmalion LP Music on Vinyl MOVLP604 2012 €20.00
SMEGMA Mirage LP Important Records IMPREC 311 LP 2010 €18.50
SOLTAU, THORSTEN & J. ADOLPHE Red Cliffs MC Geräuschmanufaktur GM#51 2016 €6.50
STRAFE FÜR REBELLION Sulphur Spring CD Klanggalerie gg190 2014 €15.00
  Pianoguitar CD Staalplaat STCD 73 1995 €10.00
STRANGE ATTRACTOR Rorschach II LP Music for Speakers M4S28LP 2005 €14.50
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (NIELS VON HOORN & R. VAN KRUYSDIJK) Rorschach LP Music for Speakers m4s 26 lp 2005 €14.00
SUPERSILENT 11 LP Rune Grammofon RLP 3103 2010 €20.00
TAIGA REMAINS / RV PAINTINGS split LP Blackest Rainbow Records BRR099LP 2009 €18.00
TAZARTES, GHEDALIA Ante-Mortem LP + 7inch Hinterzimmer Records hint09LP 2012 €25.00
TEMPLE MUSIC Alpha - Barton upon Humber - St Peter CD-R Shining Day SHINE 07 2008 €9.00
THE ALPS Jewelt Galaxies / Spirit Shambles CD SPEKK KK:008 2007 €15.50
THE POP GROUP For how much longer do we tolerate Mass Murder ? LP Freaks R Us FREAK19LP 2016 €27.50
THIGHPAULSANDRA I, Thighpaulsandra do-LP Eskaton 26 LP 2001 €23.00
THIS IMMORTAL COIL The dark Age of Love do-LP + 7" Ici d'Ailleurs IDALP 60 2009 €29.50
THO-SO-AA LPZG/BLGM Live LP Tesco Org. TESCO 091 2014 €18.00
TIETCHENS, ASMUS Nachtstücke LP Bureau B BB LP 155 2014 €18.50
  Der fünfte Himmel LP Bureau B BB LP 156 2014 €19.50
TO / THOMAS TILLY Le Cebron / Statics and Sowers LP Aussenraum Records AR-LP-002 2014 €16.00
TRANSITIONAL Stomach of the Sun do-LP Conspiracy Records CORELP80 2009 €21.50
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN Perfection & Permanence LP Cold Spring Records CSR198LP 2014 €16.00
TRICOLI, VALERIO Misery Lares do-LP PAN Records PAN 44 LP 2014 €28.50
TSUNODA, TOSHIYA / JUSTIN BENNETT Cleavage of Acoustics / Cacerolada LP Stichting Mixer MLP03 ( Dertiende Mixer) 2004 €12.00
TUXEDOMOON Pink Narcissus LP Crammed Discs cboy 1919LP 2014 €22.50
ULTRA MILKMAIDS Mort aux vaches CD Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches 1998 €10.00
V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) Yokomono 02 (Staalplaat Soundystem + FENNESZ, PALESTINE, FM3, RADIAN, TIM HECKER, ILPO VAISANEN, etc.) LP Staalplaat 2005 €13.50
Yokomono 03 LP Staalplaat 2006 €12.50
CHALEUR LP GmbH LP 02 2001 €13.50
Zelphabet Vol. A CD Zelphabet 2008 €10.00
>Manifesto Rumorarmonico Post Futurista. Tributo a LUIGI RUSSOLO do-LP Old Europa Cafe OELP009 2008 €22.00
Zelphabet Vol. B CD Zelphabet 2008 €10.00
Zelphabet Vol. C CD Zelphabet 2008 €10.00
Zelphabet Vol. D CD Zelphabet 2008 €10.00
Zelphabet Vol. E CD Zelphabet 2009 €11.00
Zelphabet Vol. F CD Zelphabet 2009 €11.00
Zelphabet Vol. G CD Zelphabet 2009 €11.00
Zelphabet Vol. H CD Zelphabet 2009 €11.00
Zelphabet Vol. I CD Zelphabet 2009 €11.00
Deutsche Elektronische Musik. Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1972-83 Volume 1 do-LP Soul Jazz Records SJR LP213 VOL.1 2010 €18.50
Deutsche Elektronische Musik. Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1972-83 Volume 2 do-LP Soul Jazz Records SJR LP213 VOL.2 2010 €18.50
Zabriskie Point: Original Soundtrack 3 x LP Music on Vinyl MOVLP150 2010 €32.50
Zelphabet Vol. J CD Zelphabet 2010 €11.00
Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep do-LP Rune Grammofon RLP 3100 2010 €22.00
Zelphabet Vol. K CD Zelphabet K 2011 €11.00
Yokomono 03.5 ("triple grooved" MERZBOW, MIKA VAINIO, NO ARTIST, JAAP BLONK, CYNTHIA ZAVEN) LP Staalplaat - Yokomono 03.5 2012 €12.00
Swedish Contemporary Music LP Fylkingen Records FYLP 1030 1983 €16.50
Mystic Soundz from Afrika. Lost Field Recordings 1960-1973 LP Lost in Space Records LP-01 2012 €20.00
Gyalpo CD Gterma gterma005 2012 €13.00
Smm: OPIATE LP Ghostly International GI 187LP 2013 €16.00
  Neu Konservatiw LP Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien WULP 045 2015 €20.00
VINCENT, VERONIQUE & AKSAK MABOUL Ex-Futur Album do-LP Crammed Discs CRAMO14LP 2015 €27.50
VOLCANO THE BEAR Golden Rhythm / Ink Musik LP Rune Grammofon RLP 3127 2012 €20.00
  Commencing 5 x LP BOX Miasmah MIALP032 2015 €90.00
VSV / LE PLASTIQUE MYSTIFICATION GROUP Hipnotique / Alkazar CD-R Kundalini Records LPMG-KR-003 0000 €8.00
WADA, YOSHI Earth Horns with Electronic Drone 3 x LP Edition Omega Point OP-0007LP / EM Records EM1081LP 2009 €47.50
  Singing in Unison 3 x LP EM Records EM1009LP 2012 €47.50
WELBURN, JAMES Hold LP Miasmah mialp 031 2015 €16.50
WHITE NOISE An Electric Storm LP Island Records Stereo ILPS 9099 / 5313 125 2008 €20.00
WHOTE (=THOMAS WATKISS) Align LP The Seventh Media VII-1001-LP 2010 €18.50
WILLAMETTE Echo Park LP Infraction INFX 051 LP 2011 €18.00
WOLF EYES Always wrong LP Hospital Productions HOS245LP 2009 €16.50
WOODEN VEIL same LP Dekorder 035LP 2009 €13.00
WORK IN PROGRESS Berlin (MADERNA, ULLMANN, HESPOS) CD Work In Progress wlpb001 0000 €15.50
WRIGHT, PETER Orbit LP Install Records INSTLP03 2012 €17.50
WYATT, ROBERT Comicopera do-LP Domino DNO157 / WIGLP202 2007 €26.50
Old Rottenhat LP Domino REWIGLP43 2008 €16.00
Dondestan (Revisited) LP Domino REWIGLP44 2008 €16.00
  Shleep do-LP Domino REWIGLP45 2008 €16.00
X-NAVI:ET Dead City Voice LP Zoharum ZOHAR 053-1 LP / ETER 15v 2013 €16.00
X-TG Desertshore / The Final Report do-LP Industrial Records IR2012LP 2012 €26.50
YEN POX Between the Horizon and the Abyss do-LP Malignant Records TUMOR LP85 / Burning Inside Records BURNINS02 2016 €20.00
Z'EV & CHRIS WATSON East African Nocturne CD Atavistic ALPCD 197 2010 €13.00
ZAMMUTO Zammuto LP Temporary Residence Limited TRR209 LP 2012 €16.00
ZENIAL Chimera LP Zoharum ZOHAR 051-1 LP 2013 €15.00
[THE USER] Symphony # 2 for Dot Matrix Printers LP Staalplaat STLP159 2002 €10.00

"lp" entries in albums descriptions

Artist Album Format Description Year Price (incl. 19% VAT)  
A STORM OF LIGHT & NADJA Primitive North do-LP & CD split LP & remixes, etched artwork on side 4 & CD with same material; comes in gatefold-cover & with fantastically coloured vinyls (part of the edition) !! 2009 €22.00
AALFANG MIT PFERDEKOPF Kindspechleber LP + CD six years after the 7" on Drone Rec. here's the first LP for this german experimental / electro-acoustic drone project (by MIRKO UHLIG), wo loves to work with obscure / surprising / dadaistic found sounds & delicate drones, creating disturbing & dark'n'beautiful atmospheres at almost the same time; quite unique stuff, a droney mind- & earplay.... comes with bonus CD & appropriate artwork from ROBERT SCHALINSKI (COLUMN ONE) 2012 €20.00
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. Live In Occident CD re-issue of a collection of live material from 1999 (released as do-LP in 2000), the very first live release of A.M.T. feat. the "classic freak out ensemble"; lim. 500 in mini-gatefold sleeve 2011 €14.00
AF URSIN Murrille CD re-issue of first LP from 2002, feat. one additional track not on the original LP 2012 €16.50
ALL SHADOWS AND DELIVERANCE Partus LP first LP for this death industrial outfit from Belgium, a low fi noise-drone monster reminding on the Swedish CMI classics like BRIGHTER DEATH NOW or the latest attacks of TREPANERINGSRITUALEN.... a must to discover for fans of the genre! Lim. 250 2015 €17.00
ALTAIR TEMPLE / EXPO '70 split LP promising drone-duo from Bordeaux, France, with three tracks on this split LP with EXPO70; a stunning mixture of cosmic drones & psychedelia... lim. 300 white vinyl 2011 €16.00
AMBARCHI, OREN Triste CD re-release of deleted LP in digipack/gatefold-cover 2005 €14.50
A Final Kiss on Poisoned Cheeks LP release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side; light blue vinyl 2008 €17.50
  Stacte.3 CD re-issue of early LP from 2000 (Plate Lunch) - artwork designed by Stephen O'Malley (digipack) 2009 €14.00
AMM AMMmusic LP re-issue of AMMs debut LP from 1967, a milestone of the 60's Avantgarde: CORNELIUS CARDEW, KEITH ROWE, EDDIE PREVOST (+ two other performers) starting a journey into unknown / unheard fields of improvised noise music, leaving behind any structures, harmonies or rules, only following the inner spontaneous instincts of expression (using Drums & Percussion, Piano, Cello, Electronics, Sax, Violin, Accordion, etc..).... almost 50 years after it still sounds radical & unique !! 2015 €20.00
ANAKRID UnoDos do-CD lim. / numb. / signed 400 copies with original piece of art by the band; compiles the deleted self-released LPs 2007 €15.00
ANAPHORIA Escarpments LP second LP release on Ini.Itu for this "ethnographic surrealist" (David Toop) from USA/Australia, based mainly on the sounds of a Kalan (a trapezoid-shaped instrument resembling a hammer dulcimer)...''sticks with heads in the shape of lunar crescents; cyclic and elusive sacred waters minimalism'; lim. 250 postcards. 2014 €13.00
ANGEL 26000 LP project of ILPO VAISANEN (PAN SONIC) and DIRK DRESSELHAUS (SCHNEIDER TM), creating unclassifiable experimental freeform drones, using all kinds of electronic sources & real objects (like glassbowls, metals, wood, grass, etc.), feat. many guest-musicians as HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR, BJ NILSEN and OREN AMBARCHI 2012 €15.00
ANJOU same LP new project of ex LABRADFORDs ROBERT DONNE (AIX EM KLEMM, CRISTAL) and MARK NELSON (PAN AMERICAN) who collaborate for the first time since LABRADFORDS last album "fixed:context" (2001); now with the help of STEVEN HESS (CLEARED) they produced a wonderful album full of lush atmospheres & perfectly balanced percussion... 2014 €18.50
APSE Climb up CD new album by this "experimental post rock" band known for the excellent LP on Equation 2009 €10.00
ARCHON SATANI Mind of Flesh & Bones CD re-release of this death-industrial classic / originally on Staalplaat 1993 2006 €13.00
ART ZOYD Generation sans Futur LP re-issue of the third LP from 1980, feat. DANIEL DENIS (UNIVERS ZERO), a worthy successor of their legendary debut "Symphonie pour le Jour.." (first version appeared 1976), dark, dramatic & powerfully structured; their inimitable mixture of prog-rock, free jazz and avantgarde was performed with a small ensemble using Bass, Guitar, Cello, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Viola... 2015 €15.00
  Generation sans Futur CD re-issue of the third LP from 1980, feat. DANIEL DENIS (UNIVERS ZERO), a worthy successor of their legendary debut "Symphonie pour le Jour.." (first version appeared 1976), dark, dramatic & powerfully structured; their inimitable mixture of prog-rock, free jazz and avantgarde was performed with a small ensemble using Bass, Guitar, Cello, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Viola... 2015 €13.00
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE Ultrealith CD for ULTREALITH field recordings from the "border of perception" were used, such as underwater recordings, ultrasounds, electromagnetic signals (from crustaceans, bats, dolphins, insects, etc..) => a very own & unique micro-soundworld, comparable with works of MICHAEL PRIME, FRANCISCO LOPEZ or JOHN HUDAK; almost 80 minutes of material (8 tracks) 2012 €14.00
  Garig Gunak Barlu (AustralOpus 1) CD SLAVEK KWI (aka A.M.T.) has again collected some incredible environmental audio & re-framed it to three long wondrous tracks (all recordings are from a national park in Northern Australia, such as: singing tree in the wind on abandoned red beach, screeching parrots, birds in the swamp, echolocation sounds of dolphins, mysterious fishsongs, ultrasonic insects, bats & barking geckos..); sounds from the best 'composer' in the world, our earth & nature ! lim. 200 2014 €14.00
ASTRO / PULSE EMITTER / ACRE / MONSTURO Cold Fire LP 4-way split LP with artists "from the extremes of synthetic electronic music"; lim. 200 / hand-assembled full colour cover & inlay, on BOB BELLERUE's label 2010 €15.00
ATELEIA & BENJAMIN CURTIS Baghdad Batterie LP release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side 2008 €17.00
AUBE Millenium-R2 CD-R minimal & silent remixes from AUBE's "Millenium" series (12 CDs / 2 do-LPs), appeared on the AUBE label GROSS in 2002; numbered edition 120 copies, excellent design/cover; sound-sources: Water, Fire, Earth, Air; nice recording by the master of sampled loops from Japan who sadly died Sept. 2013; last NEW copies found !! 2002 €10.00
B/B/S Brick Mask LP + 7inch new project of AIDAN BAKER (NADJA), ERIK SKODVIN (SVARTE GREINER) and ANDREA BELFI with first release; improvised dark drone jazz (guitar, drums, percussion, electronics) that sounds rather out-composed; initial copies come with bonus 7" - we have very few, ACT FAST IF INTERESTED!! full edition of the LP: 500 copies 2013 €20.00
BAD ALCHEMY No. 65 (February 2010) mag THYMOLPHTALEIN, TWISTED CABARET VOL.1, DAVID SYLVIAN, ZEITKRATZER RECORDS, SUBSTANTIA INNOMINATA-reviews, EMPREINTES DIGITALES, PSYCH.KG, MONOCHROME VISION, KORM PLASTICS, SPEKK, TOUCH, NOISE & CAPITALISM, und und und.. 2010 €3.00
BALDRUIN Portal LP debut LP by this German project (from Wiesbaden) => well constructed cosmic ambient-scapes with a dark psychedelic / cinematic / surrealistic touch, when strange voices, subtle percussion and whistling noises enter the scenery.... lim./numbered 260 copies on heavy CLEAR vinyl, with insert, download card... definitely to discover for cosmic spaceheads !! 2015 €15.00
BAND OF PAIN Still falls the Rain 7inch after a long pause a new release by STEVE PITTIS (DIRTER PROM.) project, a tribute to the poem found inside the gatefold cover of the first BLACK SABBATH LP, feat. LUCY COTTER (voice) and ANDREW LILES; lim. 500 on heavy purple vinyl 2015 €9.50
BASINSKI, WILLIAM Shortwavemusic CD re-release of LP from 1997 with bonus-track! 2007 €14.00
BASS COMMUNION Loss CD & DVD-A re-release of deleted LP, comes with extra 24 bit high resolution 5.1 surround sound DVD-A !! thick gatefold-cardboard-cover & booklet 2006 €14.50
  Loss pic-LP re-issue of the LP from 2006 as lim. picture-LP (500 copies); already sold out at the label ! 2009 €18.50
BECUZZI, GIANLUCA: PLAYS LIMBO Unholy Rituals Vol. I / II / III do-CD BECUZZI uses source sounds from LIMBO, a legendary Italian dark wave band, to create extremely dark & isolationist, at times horror-filled pieces, pervaded with anxiety and helplessness, spread on 2 cds... 2015 €13.00
BEEQUEEN Seltenturm. Beesides 1989-2000 do-CD collection of early rarities; first rare FOND lp; MAPPA MUNDI MC 2007 €14.00
Time waits for no one CD re-issue of the Staalplaat CD from 1994 (their 2nd CD) 2008 €13.00
  Long Stones and Circles mCD-R re-issue of the Staalplaat mCD from 1997, based on an original text by Richard Long from 1975 2008 €5.50
BELONG Same Places (Slow Version) LP release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side. Clear vinyl, mastered by JAMES PLOTKIN 2008 €16.50
BERTOIA, HARRY Sonambient (Complete Collection) 11 x CD BOX first ever CD re-issue of HARRY BERTOIA's famous 11 LPs with truly magic (fully acoustic) recordings from his own metal sculptures and gongs (recorded 1970-1975), restored from the original masters; comes with 100 p. booklet in nice box with interviews, photos, essays... "... a celebration of sustained tones, slow decay, healing vibrations and shimmering harmonic "; DRONE RE-ISSUE OF THE YEAR !!! 2016 €85.00
BIANCHI, MAURIZIO (M.B.) Endometrio CD ed. of 500 / re-release of LP from 1983 plus bonus-tracks 2000 €12.00
  Mectpyo Bakterium LP re-issue of the much sought-after LP from 1982 released on DYS (the label run by THE MNEMONISTS), recorded August-October 1981, one of the "calmer" albums of the early MB phase, comes with reproduction of the original cover, lim. 275 on coloured /marbled (grey / black / white) vinyl, with inlay... "The icy opression, the hallucinative electronic wounds, are a precious and singular fact in a technological society brought to limit" [M.B.] 2013 €22.00
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA Western Film Greats CD-R Hearing is believing! BCO cover 12 "western" classics (from BERNSTEIN over MORRICONE to MARKOWITZ ) including an incredible version of "Wand'rin Star" , originally released on an LP by an ensemble by almost the same name (1976); Nr. 4 in the series, subtle & wonderful "interpretations", showing again that BCO exists in a dimension of their own that has nothing to do with OUR world... prof. full colour cover & duplication 2012 €9.00
BIRDS OF DELAY The Cut LP between vocal / sound poetry experiments & minimal drone attacks, side one pieces on this LP on Belgiums most crazy label ULTRA ECZEMA, lim. 300 2010 €18.00
BLACKSHAW, JAMES The Glass Bead Game LP + CD newest album by the British 12-string guitar - mantra wonder, on Michael Gira's label! (CD has same material as LP) 2009 €17.00
BLEGVAD, PETER / JOHN GREAVES Kew. Rhone CD re-issue of LP from 1977 by the two ex HENRY COW members (+ LISA HERMAN and others) - one of the true classic albums of the progressive / art-rock / 'RIO - Rock in Opposition' movement... "Completely and utterly unlike any other album you're likely to come across. Ever." [Andy Gill NME] 2015 €14.00
BLINDHAED Whether that will make people want to become Archaeologists, we'll have to see LP (one-sided) nice debut-release from a new field recording / microsouds project from Belgium; one-sided LP w. playtime 19+ minutes, edition of 250 copies 2008 €9.50
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI Mistake of a small Bird LP insane sound from this Scottish (?) male/female duo using tortured guitars, disco beat boxes, roaring noises, deranged vocals... "destroyed as a bombed out building"... quite crazy & original psychedelic/nihilistic acid noise, their second LP , lim. 500 2011 €17.50
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC Episodes at 4 am CD re-issue of this very experimental LP (1974) of this well know Jazz musician, has 35 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material 2007 €13.00
BODIN, LARS-GUNNAR Clouds CD digipack / re-release of Fylkingen LP with fantastic piece from 1977 (FYLP 1020), now with two long bonus-tracks from 1986 & 1973 2005 €15.00
BODIN, LARS-GUNNAR / BENGT EMIL JOHNSON Semikolon LP re-issue of both artists debut-LP from 1966 with recordings made 1965 at EMS (Elektron Music Studio) for Sveriges Radio; highly experimental collages using sound poetry & electronic sounds, at that time a pioneering work that didn't fit in any category (which later was named 'text-sound-composition')! This new ed. icludes one previously unreleased bonus-track from the same time ! lim. 500 2013 €17.00
BOMIS PRENDIN / MAMA BAER Die Zöglinge der Dalaia Lama LP seventh part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade cover; split-partner is US experimental band BOMIS PRENDIN, existing since 1979 (!) - a real FREAK SHOW !! 2011 €20.00
BORBETOMAGUS 1st ("Sauter, Dietrich, Miller, Doherty") CD re-issue of their first LP from 1980; comes with previously unreleased track 1995 €13.00
BRANCA, GLENN Symphony # 6: Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven CD re-issue of BRANCA's maybe most intense work (studio LP from 1989), feat. PAGE HAMILTON (who got famous later with HELMET); intense conglomerations of rhythms, wall of guitar drones, acoustic energy !! "the sound of the whoosh at the core of creation / the UBERMUSIK of the spheres as terrible and gorgeous as desire" 1993 €14.00
BRUITAL ORGASME Experiment in functional Background Music LP this very active male/female industrial noise duo from Belgium releases their first LP on Silken Tofu! - by incorporating a wide range of different sound-sources (self build sound objects, old vinyl players, tapes, radios, etc..) they manage to create very versatile collage noise tracks with lots of atmosphere... lim. 200, comes w. silkscreened PVC sleeve & cover + download code, very nice artwork 2015 €18.00
BRUME Xerxes Logo T-SHIRT black deadhead from "Xerxes" LP on battlegreen unisex shirt; sizes L, XL in stock - ask for other sizes! 2013 €20.00
BRUME & TBC House Unwillently CD-R CDR edition of the deleted LP from 2001 / full-colour 7" cover / BACK IN STOCK ! 2005 €8.00
BRUME / OUBLIER ET MOURIR A Year to live LP split LP inspired by the book of the same name by STEPHEN LEVINE about preparing for death in order to live more consciously inside every moment; OUBLIER ET MOURIR is the ambient side of ANEMONE TUBE; BRUME has an incredible side-long dark ambient-drone noise & poetry track in different parts, haunting & captivating & always changing! lim. 300 copies on white vinyl, with postcard and very nice 320gr. full-colour cover 2012 €17.50
BRUNNEN The Beekeeper's Dream (subscribers edition) LP & pic-LP we got few sets of the lim. pic-LP-set edition, usually only available if you subscribed to the whole RANFB-set !! LP and bonus pic-LP entitled "TIPPPOO's TIGER", with signed insert ! 2005 €30.00
BRÖTZMANN / MILLER / MOHOLO The nearer the Bone, the sweeter the Meta LP Re-mastered re-issue of LP from 1979 - extreme free/noise Jazz on Saxophones, Clarinets, Double Bass & Drums! 2012 €23.50
BURIAL HEX / IRON FIST OF THE SUN Actaeon LP split LP by these two "pre-industrial" projecs from England & USA, lim. 500 2011 €16.00
BURIAL HEX / ZOLA JESUS Untitled LP split LP by these two genre-breaking US-groups on the UK cult label Aurora Borealis; lim. 350 copies clear vinyl 2010 €19.50
BURNES, ANDREW Telescope LP 7th release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series Vol. 3 & 4 (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side on colour or clear vinyl; solo debut album of this member of SAN AGUSTIN; mastered by JIM PLOTKIN 2008 €17.00
BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S. Call me Burroughs LP first time re-issue of W.S. BURROUGHS first LP from 1965 - reading from 'Naked Lunch' and 'Nova Express' with his inimitable voice... "An eerie, deadpan drawl guides the listener through sci-fi innerscapes, narcotic nightmares, reports from the edge of the apocalypse" 2016 €24.00
B°TONG (B*TONG / B-TONG/ BTONG) Ov ELF and HAARP CD-R & object most abstract drone-morphologism, fields of concrete otherworldy sounds... excellent album by the Swiss project again, soon also on the very first LP on Drone Records !! lim. / numb. 50 copies coming in handpainted CD/cloth-case with diverse inlays, and sticker, on a new label from Augsburg, Germany, run by EMERGE and GERALD FIEBIG 2011 €11.00
  Prostration before Infinity LP the very first full LP release for the Swiss Drone Rec. artist (MIND 01 LP) who found a remarkable own way to transform subconscious matter into audio material (or vice versa?=), here with a stronger focus on oral / voice sources... we had to think of OVRO or even NURSE WITH WOUND when these bizarre & surrealistic micro sound drones appear, exist for a moment and seep away... lim. 300 "inspired by the vast and still quite unknown space that surrounds us" 2014 €17.50
CAGE, JOHN The 25-year retrospective Concert do-LP recorded live at Town Hall, NYC, in 1958, presenting some famous pieces for the very first time live, incl. booklet; re-issue of 3 LP set from 1959 2011 €23.00
CARTER, TOM & VANESSA ARN What is here for ? LP ed. of 515 copies / solo-collaboration LP of CHARALAMBIDES-member 2007 €14.00
CHALK, ANDREW Vega CD deluxe RE edition of this classic CHALK album from 2005 with three pieces of amorph drone-ambience; a waving, langourous acoustic mass that wafts into each little gap.... comes in mini LP style CD slipcase with inner sleeve and wooden spine 2014 €17.50
Goldfall CD re-release in replica of original LP / very beautiful artwork. 2007 €16.00
  Ghost of Nakhodka CD recordings 2006-2009 first released on MC in 2009; re-pressed w. new oversized design: handmade card slipcase mini LP boxes with embossed inner sleeve and dowelling spine! 2011 €18.00
CHALK, ANDREW & DAISUKE SUZUKI The Shadows go their own Way CD follower of "The Days After", lim. 300 in beautiful mini-LP japanese sleeve 2009 €16.00
CHALK, ANDREW / RALF WEHOWSKY / ERIC LANZILLOTTA Yang-Tul CD re-issue of deleted LP from 1999 => two long pieces of mysterious, circling ambient-scapes inspired by the spiritual phenomenum of the 'YANG-TUL': one ANDREW CHALK piece using source-materials from RALF WEHOWSKY (aka RLW/ ex P16.D4), one RALF WEHOWSKY piece using materials from CHALK & ERIC LANZILLOTTA... the idea is: an emanation that produces its own secondary emanation, sounds still phantastic!! 2016 €12.00
CHAMELEONS Strange Times CD re-issue of the third album from 1986 by one of the best "melancholic / atmospheric / wall-of-sound guitar-wave" bands from the UK, comes with 6 bonus-tracks (3 from the "Tears" 12") not on the original LP-release; special priced now 1993 €10.00
CHAUVEAU, SYLVAIN Kogetsudai LP the following release to "Singular Forms", reconstructing the classic song structure, influenced by Japanese Zen gardens.... minmimal electronics sounds and subtle drones, ghostly piano and CHAUVEAUs remarkable voice form an intimate, personal music.... feat. guest musicians as STEVEN HESS or STEPHANE GARIN and production help of ADAM WILTZIE (STARS OF THE LID, etc.) 2013 €15.00
CHROME Alien Soundtracks CD CD re-issue of legendary second LP from 1977. Edition of 1000 2007 €16.00
Half Machine Lip Moves CD CD re-issue of the third LP (1979) from the sc-fi industrial / post-punk legends from San Francisco around DAMON EDGE and HELIOS CREED. Edition of 1000 2007 €16.00
  Half Machine Lip Moves LP + CD re-issue of their third groundbreaking LP from 1979; industrial acid punk from outer space! has three bonus-tracks from the "Subterranean Modern" compilation (Ralph Records 1979), + bonus CD of the album 2010 €18.00
CHRONOMAD same 12inch debut 4-track mini-LP by this interesting 'experimental/oriental Electronica' project using complex Middle Eastern rhythmic patterns and harmonies, performed on persian instruments Zarb and Daf; guest musicians: MARKUS & MICHA ACHER (THE NOTWIST), who also produced and released this EP 2003 €8.50
CHRYSTAL BELLE SCRODD Belle de Jour CD re-release of UD021 LP from 1986, with bonus-tracks and new photos. CBS is DIANA ROGERSON and STEVEN STAPLETON. 2005 €14.00
CINDYTALK WITH PHILIPPE PETIT A Question of Re-Entry 12inch first in a series of 6 mLPs / 12"es on Lumberton, two long dreamy "transcension"-ambient pieces built around (processed) piano, field recordings, electronics; we think especially the B-side is fantastic ! Lim. 400 2011 €12.50
CLEARED (STEVEN HESS & MICHAEL VALLERA) Breaking Day LP the project of STEVEN HESS (LOCRIAN, etc.) & MICHAEL VALLERA from Chicago with their second LP, a very handplayed & original kind of dark tension-drone (drums, samples, guitar, electronics) with post-rock influences, hypnotic & intense... "a premonition of an assault from the unknown"; lim. 500, download code, stunning gatefold-cover, our highest recommendation !! 2012 €20.00
CLEW OF THESEUS The Death Urge LP muddy ethno-ambient and rough brooding drones with dark pulses & existentialist approach ; very first LP by this US american experimental project, to discover! Lim. 215 copies 2011 €17.50
CLOCK DVA "Horology 1978-80" set 6 x LP lim. re-press (lim. 200) of the 6 LPs from the deleted "Horology I" Box-set (VOD96) as 5 single items (one do-LP)- all with own covers: the first four official CLOCK DVA MC-releases that appeared on ADI NEWTONS label DVATION between 1978-1980, plus an unreleased 12" EP from 1979 and additional archive material 2016 €100.00
CLUSTER Zuckerzeit Lilith Ltd. LR333 re-issue (original cover) of LP from 1974 (their third album), comes with bonus CD of the same album 2007 €18.50
Cluster II LP + CD re-issue (original cover) of second CLUSTER-LP from 1972 (Brain) feat. DIETER MOEBIUS and JOACHIM ROEDELIUS. New liner notes by ASMUS TIETCHENS (printed inner sleeve); on 180gr vinyl, comes now with bonus-CD of the same album !! 2012 €18.50
  1971-1981 9 x LP BOX collector's box with the 8 studio albums of their main phase (first 10 years from 1971-1981, after CONRAD SCHNITZLER left the band and they re-named from KLUSTER to CLUSTER), plus one bonus LP with unreleased live recordings [Hamburg & Metz/FR 1972/1977], all re-mastered and with individual sleeves, booklet and new liner notes from ASMUS TIETCHENS 2016 €168.00
COLECLOUGH, JONATHAN Period CD back in stock; re-issue of the deleted LP with an expanded version (50 min!) of the A-side! 2002 €14.00
COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES Six Guitars LP FIRST release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series Vol 3 & 4 (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side 2008 €17.00
COLUMN ONE World Transmission 3 LP single copy of one LP that was once released as do-LP; slightly damaged cover; great live-rec. November 1994 in Etzin, Germany, presenting the "industrial" side of COLUMN ONE 2000 €12.00
  Early Apes 1993-1995 CD rare material from the early phase of the unique performance/collage/dada//post-industrial group COLUMN ONE - the DREAM BOX EXPERIENCE LP (1994), the THIS IS MY DREAM 7" (OBUH Records), and unreleased tracks; very nice edition comes in thick oversized cardboard sleeve with 6 postcards, lim. 500, with liner notes by TILL KNIOLA (AUF ABWEGEN); on Polish cult label NEFRYT 2011 €13.00
COMELADE, PASCAL Degeneration Electronics 1974-1983 5 x LP BOX re-issue of rare releases from 1974-1983 with a focus on electronic material by this highly idiosyncratic French musician & film music composer (incl. his first LP 'Fluence' from 1975, and 'Sentimientos' LP which appeared 1982 on DYS, the MNEMONISTS label!!); lim. & numb. ed. 500 copies with booklet 2014 €80.00
CONNIFFE, BRIAN / SUZANNE WALSH / DIARMUND MACDIARMADA Landslide mLP "magic" drone folk from UK in the way of FOVEA HEX or TEMPLE MUSIC with the wonderful ethereal "A Shining Ache", using samples from the COIL reconstruction kit.... a 5-track mini LP, lim. 250 copies 2013 €13.00
CONRAD, TONY & FAUST Outside the Dream Syndicate LP the meeting of minimal violin drones and Krautrock, rec. October 1972 at Wümme-studios; first vinyl re-issue of the famous LP from 1973, when TONY CONRAD (the film-maker, sound-artist and member of the THEATRE OF ETERNAL MUSIC with LA MONTE YOUNG who died April 2016) visited Germany... includes double sided insert with liner notes 2016 €24.00
CONTRASTATE A thousand Badgers in Labour CD re-release of their legendary second LP from 1990 - this Cd-version contains 2 bonus-tracks that were not on the original album! BACK IN STOCK 1995 €13.00
  Seven Hands seek nine Fingers CD re-mastered re-issue of their FIRST LP from 1989 ! 2005 €13.00
COOPER, LINDSAY Rags / The Golddiggers CD re-release of her first two LPs from 1980 & 1983 (ex HENRY COW & NEWS FROM BABEL) 1991 €14.00
CORNER, PHILIP Italian Air: Wind, Water & Metal LP three previously unreleased pieces recorded all outdoors in Italy (1990-1996), mixing raw field recordings of water, rain & thunder with cymbals, alphorn & gong. Great atmospheric stuff (very low fi & rough & minimal) by this long active FLUXUS member and GAMELAN orchestra player; lim. 300 copies, comes with full-colour inlay & info sheet. FIRST EDITION ! 2012 €18.50
Battutosso / Bone Pulse (and other Nature Musics) LP obscure recordings of PHILIP CORNER performing (or letting perform) on a pair of bones, various cow bells & a dancer, natural flute & breath, and a xylophon sculpture.. - this is where Fluxus concepts & improvised meditation sounds meet.. lim. 300 2013 €15.00
  Coldwater Basin LP recordings from 1961 (!) made in New York City, a home recording of water running from a faucet into a sink; feat. BILL FONTANA on microphone; last copies of this rare & obscure LP, front cover design by PHILIP CORNER himself; lim. 180 copies only ! 2011 €23.00
COURTIS, ANLA Antiguos Dolmenes del Paleolitico CD the REYNOLS master/mad-mind with a very serious album, using solely no-input feedback in different shapes from low hums to highpitched sharp sculptured drones... very nice 2006 €13.00
CROENE, FREDERIK Le Piano demecanise LP first LP for this Belgian pianist known for his work with ESTHER VENROOY and TIMO VAN LUIJK - here he produces extreme dark & hammering sounds on a completely dismantled piano, using natural reverb; lim. 500 - special sleeve design 2010 €18.50
CROWLEY, ALEISTER Original Wax Recordings LP re-issue of the legendary LP (released 1984 by DAVID TIBET) with the only known original recordings by A. CROWLEY ('digitally cleaned' now), recorded on wax cylinder in the early 1910's: recitations, poetry, incantations, songs.. "an essential piece of occult history" 2013 €18.00
CURRENT 93 Dogs Blood Rising CD re-issue of the second C93-LP from 1984 (LAYLAH 08) 2008 €14.50
  Nature Unveiled CD re-issue of the first C93-LP from 1984 (LAYLAH 04) 2008 €14.50
CURRENT 93 (DREAMT BY ANDREW LILES) Like Swallowing Eclipses 6 x LP-Box "re-dreamt" and "re-imagined" versions of the first five C93 albums by ANDREW LILES, plus a sixth exclusive LP "Haunt Invocation (Apadno)"; all LPs in extra sleeves housed in a "spot varnished box" with artwork by DAVID TIBET and photographs by SIMONE DALLA VALLE. 2010 €69.00
CUSACK, PETER & MAX EASTLEY Day for Night CD based on recordings of MAX EASTLEYs kinetic sculptures and CUSACKSs often bizarre field recordings, this CD collects collaborative compositions from 1975-2000, using sound sources as: aolean harps, ghetto blasters, small cassette machines, broken glas, fire, centriphone, guitars, bouzouki, humming tops, etc. etc.. 9 tracks full of surprising aural landscapes with many changes / cut ups / directions, for the heart of hearing... 2000 €13.50
CUTLER, CHRIS / THOMAS DIMUZIO / FRED FRITH Golden State LP lovely designed LP edition (180 gr.) with four recordings made 1999-2002 (in LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO) comes with circular die-cut sleeve; we have copies on white & black vinyl in stock 2010 €20.00
D'INCISE Arpenter mCDR known from the LP on Ini.Itu, this project from Switzerland collects field recordings & transforms them into magic breathing clouds of drones... definitely to discover ! 2011 €5.00
  Lethargie & autres animaux rugueux CD full album by this project known from the LP on INI.ITU, comes with oversized cardboard cover 2010 €12.00
D.D.A.A. (DEFICIT DES ANNEES ANTERIEURS) // DDAA Action and Japanese Demonstration CD re-issue of their first LP from 1982 (Illusion Production IP010), comes with 2 bonus-tracks from the same sessions and the rare MC from 1985 "Musique et Bruits du Bas Pa-Tat", incl.16 p colour booklet 2008 €16.50
DANIELL, DAVID I-IV-V-I LP 8th release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series Vol. 3 & 4 (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side on colour or clear vinyl; D. DANIELL is / was a member of the RHYS CHATHAM ensemble, FEBRUARY, TORTOISE, SAN AGUSTIN; where Blues meets the Drone 2008 €17.00
DAS UNPREETZISE KLANG-LABOR Laborbedarf 3 x CD-R & object new project of Y-TON-G (once a half of the almost legendary PARA-NOISE TERMINAL from Hamburg) and his wife KLIMPERLISE, forming atmospheric sculptures out of metallic & ringing sounds & drones & loops, all immersed in a large reverberating space; lots of unidentifiable "small sounds" in an aural contention; very nice and showing a real development into new areas of sound...; this is the special lim. ed. with bonus CDR in handpainted big CD-bag, lim. 50 !!! 2011 €19.00
  Laborbedarf 2 x CD-R new project of Y-TON-G (once a half of the almost legendary PARA-NOISE TERMINAL from Hamburg) and his wife KLIMPERLISE, forming atmospheric sculptures out of metallic & ringing sounds & drones & loops, all immersed in a large reverberating space; lots of unidentifiable "small sounds" in an aural contention; very nice and showing a real development into new areas of sound... 2011 €10.00
DAUBY, YANNICK Vescagne, Salèse CD recordings from the Mediterranean Alpes in France served as source material for two long compositions, inspired by a mineral called "Lignite" (Brown Coal) that was extracted in the mine of Vescagne...with additional 'in-site' improvisations, these sound figurations evolve between the concrete and the flowing into mysterious, whispering atmospheres... lim. 250 copies 2015 €12.00
  Echoes as Messengers CD a sound installation for a public art project of the National Taiwan University => ultrasonic voices of the 'Japanese House Bat' were transformed & re-arranged with the help of analogue electronics and digital processing, amazing organic sounds merge with subtle / unusual electronics and create a special, very minimal aural environment... "Please try to listen to it at low volume, or at dusk, or windows open." 2015 €12.00
DEAD CAN DANCE same CD remastered & reprinted ! Iincludes the first LP (1984) and the 12" "Garden of the Arcane Delights" (1984) 2008 €11.50
DEEP LISTENING BAND Great Howl at Town Haul CD improvisations made January 2011 at Town Hall Seattle => sister release to the "Octagonal Polyphony" LP & last recordings with DAVID GAMPER who passed away the same year; 4 long tracks of refined acoustic drones using PAULINE OLIVEROS "Expanded Instrument System" (EIS) as "fourth member"... 2012 €14.00
DEGENERATE No. 2 (May 2002) MAG DEUTSCH NEPAL, GOVERNMENT ALPHA, KARJALAN SISSIT, INCAPACITANS, IRM, etc etc. 36 pages, ed. of 600 2002 €4.50
DEISON / MATTEO UGGERI In the other House LP a very nice LP by these two long active musicians from the strong Italian 'experimental atmospherics' scene in collaboration, expressing the 'quiet desperation that daily life often implies' with melancholic organic ambience tunes, combined with location recordings of a house (creaking, rain, etc.), slow and emotional... lim. 300 2015 €15.00
DEISON / MAURIZIO BIANCHI [Black Panorama] CD six tracks of spheric darkness, amazingly calm ambience on this first ever collab. between the two Italian industrial veterans.. 'That's why this work will help us to regain our peace of mind or to lose it forever, while remaining unchanged the view before us' [Maurizio Bianchi] lim. 200 only! 2015 €13.00
DEL (DRONE ELECTRIC LUST) Five Dolls for an August Moon LP the Norwegian "experimental / psychedelic impro ambience" supergroup with KJELL RUNAR JENSSEN (ORIGAMI ARKTIKA, ex MOTORPSYCHO), LASSE MARHAUG (JAZKAMER, etc.), PER GISLE GALAEN (ORIGAMI ARKTIKA, etc.), and FREDRIK NESS SEVENDAL; on their studio debut LP they create subtle but unusual "handplayed" ambient- & Kraut-scapes with references to the world of obscure films & cinema... a lovely release! 2006 €14.00
DEUTSCH NEPAL Deflagration of Hell CD re-issue of first cassette from 1991 / this is the original Staalplaat-version 1992 €14.50
  Tolerance CD re-issue of the third D.N. album from 1994 (Staalplaat), comes in new digipack-artwork; golden CD 2009 €13.00
DIE FORM Die Puppe LP re-issue of DIE FORMS debut album from 1982 (BAIN TOTAL LP 001), cold minimal rhythmic machine industrial, all recorded on analogue equipment... "Songs range from hypnotic, minimalistic proto-IDM to pure, daring experimental sound manipulation"; re-mastered for vinyl, incl. 2 postcards & liner notes, with replica of the original cover 2015 €18.50
DIE SÄCKIN MIT DOSENSCHMALZ First Gesäcke LP first LP by the legendary all female drone combo from the Schorlingborstel-commune 2015 €20.00
DISSECTING TABLE / MATTHIAS GRASSOW & TOMAS WEISS split LP PSYCH.KG makes it possible: Japan noise & German esoteric ambience combined on one split-LP, with covers handpainted by handicapped children! Lim. 100, only very few in stock, second part in the "A-Childs-Color-Play" series (first was by RAPOON / RELAPXYCH.0 - still available last copies!) 2011 €20.00
DOCKSTADER, TOD Organized Sound: Drone LP re-issue of (his third LP) album from 1966 by the legendary pioneer of electronic music and non-academic musique concrete, with three pieces recorded already 1961-1963; lim. 500 2014 €17.00
DOCKSTADER, TOD & JAMES REICHERT Omniphony 1 CD re-issue of LP from 1966 ! 2002 €14.00
DONOSO, RICARDO Symmetry 4 x LP BOX beautiful box-set re-releasing RICARDO DONOSO's first three albums: "Progress Chance", "Assimilating the Shadow" and "As Iron Sharpens Iron.." (2011-2013, the so called Digitalis Trilogy); lim. 200 in slipcase box with silver foil print, thick individual covers for each LP, on 180gr. WHITE vinyl & with download code...."a new paradigm of ambient music, in which concrete textures and digital synthesis expand on an abstract world in constant movement & mutation" 2015 €90.00
DREAM WEAPON RITUAL Ebb and Flow LP great LP by this Italian duo formed by MONICA SERRA and SIMON BALESTRAZZI & guests with brooding drone improvisations between more musical elements and noise, based on electronic & instrumental sources, concrete sounds, vocals... [using: analog & digital electronics, prepared toy psaltery, objects, bowed metal plate, organ, 'sacred horse skull', chalumeau, dobaci, bongo, gong set, flutes]... to discover ! 2014 €15.00
DROWNING POOL Aphonia CD-R re-issue of the fourth (and last) LP from 1988 by this great experimental ethno/art-rock/wave band from the US who established a unique style - everything digitally re-mastered and professionally duplicated; contains one bonus-track 2009 €11.50
DUNCAN, JOHN First Recordings 1978-1985 V1.2 5 x LP & 7inch second DUNCAN box on VOD collecting all early & extremely rare Vinyl- & Tape-releases 1978-1985: Organic 12" (the very first 12" from 1979), Creed 7", Nicki 7" (with CHRIS CARTER & COSEY), RIOT LP, Music you finish MC, Supplement MC, Move Forward MC, Brutal Birthday Soundtrack MC, Phantom MC, Purge MC; tracks from rare cassette compilations + bonus 7" with earliest collab recordings from 1978-1979; lim. / numb. 600 copies with certificate; a must have for any fan of this legendary Noise/Experimentalist 2012 €82.50
EARTHMONKEY Be that charge (deluxe) 3 x LP do-LP in gatefold sleeve with third bonus-LP, lim. 200, numbered and signed. 220 gr vinyl 2007 €35.00
EASTLEY, MAX Installation Recordings (1973-2008) do-CD amazing installation-recordings from many different sound-sculptures using aero- & hydrophones, aeolian flutes & arcs, friction tubes, wires, motors, metals, strings, wood; -> creating beautiful & surprising atmospheric sounds; great collection by this British soundartist, highly recommended! Comes with 20p. full-colour booklet 2010 €17.50
EB.ER, RUDOLF / JOKE LANZ / GX JUPITTER-LARSEN / MIKE DANDO Wellenfeld CD this supergroup of noise committers was formed at the 'Extreme Rituals Festival' in Bristol, December 2012, for a unique live performance using bio-feedback technics of their own brainwaves to control the sounds: a wireless EEG device received their brain-activity data during the concert which was then processed into noise, while the performers 'learned" spontaneously on stage to sculpt the acoustic outcome through their mind alone.. lim. 300 2014 €13.00
EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN 1/2 Mensch LP the legendary LP rec. 1984/1985 / re-issue 2002 2002 €22.00
Kollaps LP first LP - re-issue 2007 €20.00
  Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. LP re-issue of second LP from 1983 2003 €20.00
ELEH Retreat, Return, Repose 3 x CD re-issue of three rare/deleted mailorder-only LPs, lim. 1000 2012 €44.00
  Homage 3 x LP-BOX luxus boxset re-issue of the three deleted (& much requested collectors items) "Homage to.." LPs from 2008/2009/2012:(Homage to the Square Wave.. to the Sine Wave.. to the Pointed Waveforms); lim., numbered ed. of 800 copies, each LP in own silkscreen cover 2013 €55.00
ELGGREN, LEIF / PER JONSSON / KENT TANKRED UGN / MAT CD otherworldly drone-noise in different intensities during surrealistic / absurd performance actions; re-issue of the legendary "UGN" LP from 1986 (Radium), plus another piece from 1989 rec. for the performance MAT. Highly recommended! Last copies ! 2000 €13.00
ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO 1980-1982 do-CD re-release of the three first official releases "EG01"MC , "El Acero del Partido" LP, and "Necrosis en la Poya" 7". last copy 1993 €18.00
Live in Utrecht CD re-issue of the LP from 1990, recorded live 25.11.1989 in Utrecht, Netherlands 1999 €13.00
El Acero del Partido / Heroe del Trabajo LP re-issue of the first classic album (LP) by E.G. from 1982, lim. /numbered ed. of 700 copies - reproduced artwork and insert 2012 €16.00
  Selected Tracks 1. 1992-1998 4 x LP BOX first vinyl appearance for a selection of tracks from 1992-1998 which were released on the albums "Control Remoto 1.0", "Veritatis Splendor", "Balearic Rhythms", "Tokyo sin fin" (Japan only CD), and the "30 km de radio" EP; comes in luxurious (metallic copper ink) box, all LPs with individual covers, + big poster !! Lim. 700, the 35th anniversary release of Madrids rhythmic industrial pioneers !! 2015 €62.00
ETANT DONNES L'Autre Rive / Le Sens Positif book & do-CD luxus-art book with silver & gold embossing & two CDs hidden inside, lim. 800. re-issue of the LP from 1987 with bonus-material. 1992 €42.00
EVAPORI Fumes LP numb. ed. 300 / first LP-release of this german project now based in Berlin 2007 €16.00
EXIT IN GREY Shadows of Stillness CD second 'factory-pressed' CD album by Drone Rec. artist EXIT IN GREY from the Moscow-area, almost released in parallel to the appearance on our "Drone-Mind//Mind-Drone Vol. 3" LP - four tracks of emotional / harmonic / natural drones, so calm & organic & touching deeply, created with guitars & effects, harmonium, Polyvox, field recordings, VLF radiowaves of Earth atmosphere and space bodies; edition of 300 copies 2013 €13.00
EYELESS IN GAZA Caught in Flux CD re-issue of the debut-album (LP & 12") from 1981, remastered version 2008 2008 €14.00
FAUST 71 Minutes CD rec. 1971-1973, rel. befores as "Munich & Elsewhere/Return of a Legend"LP (RR25,1986) and "The Last" LP (RR36,1988), plus material from unreleased "Faust Party 3"LP 1998 €14.00
Faust CD re-issue of first LP from 1971 (Polydor) 2000 €14.00
So Far CD re-issue of 2nd LP from 1972 (Polydor) 2000 €14.00
The Faust Tapes CD rec. 1971-1973 / re-release of third LP (Virgin, 1973) / re-mastered by MATT MURMAN 2000 €14.00
  71 Minutes do-LP first time on vinyl, "71 minutes" is compiled from lost and unreleased material ("Munich & Elsewhere", "Faust Party 3" LP); second in the ReR series of FAUST re-issues 2010 €24.50
FEAR DROP No. 16: LA ZONE GRISE mag & CD finally a new FEAR DROP (best french mag for ambient & experimental music) issue, on the theme "GREY AREA"; feat. two long essays by publisher DENIS BOYER, plus articles about COILs ANS-work, HUMAN GREED; STEVE RODEN, BERNHARD GÜNTER, and the very first interview / article about our 10" series SUBSTANTIA INNOMINATA! + compilation CD with mentioned artists and CISFINITUM, TROUM, YANNICK FRANCK, L. MARCHETTI, M. DELPLANQUE, etc.. a definite MUST HAVE, highly recommended!!! Exclusive material only ! 2012 €12.00
FEAR FALLS BURNING I'm one of those Monsters numb with Grace CD re-issue of the deleted LP (Equation 2006), incl. one before unreleased track 2009 €12.00
  The Carnival of ourselves CD re-issue of the deleted LP (Tonefloat 2006), plus one previously unreleased live-track (May 2006 Hamburg) 2009 €12.00
FENNESZ June LP release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side; comes on beautiful orange-marbled or clear vinyl. Mastered by JAMES PLOTKIN 2008 €17.00
  17.02.12 BOX collectors item lim. 500 - amazing box documenting Fennesz live performance in Florence in a museum Febr. 2012: 2 x LP, CD, photo-gallery, 12p photographic book, and 2 DVDs, all housed in extra folder & box! 2013 €111.00
FERRARI, LUC Labyrinthe de Violence / DANCE LP previously unreleased installation piece from 1975! one-sided LP lim. 500 2009 €21.50
FIBO-TRESPO Askel oikeaan suuntaan CD-R handmade wallpaper-cover lim. 70 2002 €6.00
FIEBIG, GERALD Pferseer Klangtrilogie CD-R highly conceptual / experimental recordings by Augsburg-based GERALD FIEBIG, who uses abstract paintings in a galery as 'scores' to perform, going from poetry / words (meaning) over noise & fragmentation to a new structure made out of tones & musical signals (using violin bow samples, sculptures by GÜNTHER POSCH & synth drones)... lim. 20 copies only 2013 €8.00
FILM SCHOOL same CD a must for any MY BLOODY VALENTINE-fan! Also available as LP for same price 2006 €16.00
FJERNLYS Within the Mind of Ghost CD re-issue of LP from 2007, warm & atmospheric "cosmic" ambience feat. KNUT ENDERLEIN of INADE 2012 €13.00
FOSSILS / DARKSMITH Million Year Spree LP new experimental sound-culture from Canada & USA on this split-LP; "the last one on being and nothingness"; numb. ed. 400 copies, mastered by JASON LESCALLEET 2012 €17.00
FRANCIS, RICHARD & BRUCE RUSSELL Garage Music CD fruitful collaboration of these two sound-artists from New Zealand, also known with their projects THE DEAD C. and ESO STEEL; dynamic, demanding noise-improvisations & remixing-sculptures created on all kinds of instruments & sources.. lim. 500 very special packaging, on a new label from Moscow 2012 €15.00
FREIBAND Capture mCD-R remix of material recently presented on the AUDIOSCOOP doLP 2008 €5.50
Stainless Steel LP FREIBAND reworks Gamelan-sounds! Minimal drones, repetitive structures, metallic atmospheres... great LP, with 2 endless grooves on Side B; mastered by JAMES PLOTKIN, numbered edition of 250 copies 2011 €12.50
  Stainless Steel Redux & Finale mCD-R kind of companion-release to the "Stainless Steel" LP with a track from the same sessions, not on the LP; 20min. long 2011 €5.50
FREIBAND / RLW Silence will fall / Bis ans Ende (Psych 16) lathe-cut 7inch collector's item! lovely split 7" by FREIBAND (great slow mo drone-flushes) and RLW (deranged electro-acoustics with confusing effect, as usual unique!); lim. 30 copies in handmade (cardboard, wallpaper?) cover, very nice!! 2015 €23.00
FRITH, FRED Propaganda CD incredible work for a theatre-play from 1987 (first performed by the Creation Production Company at La Mama Experimental Theater in New York, May 1987), intense & dark, political & powerful, these 21 alarming tracks show the most challenging and noisy side of FRED FRITH, at that time influenced by the conflict in El Salvador....a part of this was previously released on the do-LP "Technology of Tears" (1986), this is now fully reconstructed and presented in it's entire length 2015 €14.00
FROZEN FACES Broken Sounds of a Dying Culture CD re-issue of self-released first LP from 1997, plus tracks from the 7" "Religion of Hate". Project of Lina / DEUTSCH NEPAL. large cardboard cover. SPECIAL OFFER ! 2007 €10.00
FUHLER, COR / MATS GUSTAFSSON split LP #3 in the split LP series 2008 €14.50
FULLMAN, ELLEN The Long String Instrument LP finally a re-issue of ELLEN FULLMANs LP from 1985 (her first release), 5 pieces performed on her self-built 'sound-sculpture' consisting of 70 foot long metallic wires, producing natural overtone drones with impressive effects; feat. ARNOLD DREYBLATT on one piece.... "... like standing inside an enormous grand piano" 2015 €22.00
GALBRAITH, ALASTAIR & MATT DE GENNARO From the Dark (South Island) CD three long live recordings from art performance gallerys where both perform with long wires up to 100 feet long... minimal overtune drones & soundsculptures.. 2006 €14.50
GAPIK, CEZARY Contrast I LP promising first LP for this Polish minimal drone/noise artists, who works with different intensities on both sides; reminded us on DANIEL MENCHE or FRANCISCO LOPEZ, very much worth to discover ! Lim.400 2011 €20.00
GEHIRN.IMPLOSION VS. CARSTEN VOLLMER Stille Räuber / Arbeit Nr.18 LP powerful split LP by these two German industrial noise acts: GEHIRN.IMPLOSION presents high hissing white noise with melancholic microsounds appearing inside the tornado eye - feat. HALS MAUL (EA 80) on one track (guitar, vocals) - CARSTEN VOLLMER spreads his latest work in the ARBEIT series on 7 tracks creating piercing feedback-noise with many cut-ups & changes & voice elements; his best work so far maybe !! Comes with 12"x12" inlay, lim. 300 2011 €12.00
GEINS'T NAIT & L. PETITGAND Oublier LP & CD after the nice "Je vous dis" LP from the year before already the second album by these two French industrial veterans, a meeting of well structured & harmonic electronic soundscapes & industrial sample effects, with a melancholic /nostalgic neo-classic touch, sometimes reminding on the more harmonic COIL tracks... comes again w. phantastic artwork (full colour inner sleeves) with pictures of decayed houses & interieur, & bonus CD copy of the same album 2015 €16.00
  Oublier CD after the nice "Je vous dis" LP from the year before already the second album by these two French industrial veterans, a meeting of well structured & harmonic electronic soundscapes & industrial sample effects, with a melancholic /nostalgic neo-classic touch, sometimes reminding on the more harmonic COIL tracks... 2015 €13.00
GIBELLO, EMMANUELLE Labyrinthe | c104gotoN901 CD debut CD for this female composer and visual artist from Paris - creating highly original experimental pieces based on field recordings, new technology use & synthetic sounds, inspired also by literature; another interesting album on MATHIAS DELPLANQUEs label to discover ! Lim. 300 2011 €10.00
GILBERT, B.C. & G. LEWIS 3R4 LP re-issue of the only LP by the 'experimental half of WIRE' (from 1980), the second ever released LP by 4AD at that time, like their other incarnation DOME, these are masterful / mysterious experimental soundscapes..."Play this record loud and try not to think that it is the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch film." 2015 €21.50
GILLIS, ANNE Archives Box 1983-2005 5 x CD-BOX all released works + 11 so far unreleased tracks from 1983-2005 (most material comes from 4 LPs form the 80's) by French composer MANON ANNE GILLIS, known for her idiosyncratic performances, installations & sculptures, the 'elemantary' music is derived from sound samples of found objects, her own voice and body sounds.. lim. 500 with 20 page booklet, Japan import 2015 €52.00
GINNUNGAGAP Crashed like wretched moth LP Experimental Ambient / Drone-project of STEPHEN O'MALLEY ( SUNN O))) ). Single copies from the "Conspiracy Rec. 10 year subscription" (12 LPs). Extremely rare & only very few in stock !!!! Lim. 500 2006 €21.00
GIRNUS, KLAUS / KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU Zurück zum Sender LP fifth part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade cover; this one is a split release with painter KLAUS GIRNUS 2010 €23.00
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPOROR f#a#°° LP finally back in stock for acceptable price! First LP, a classic now; comes with handassembled, embossed papercover & many inserts 1997 €16.50
Yanqui U.X.O CD CD-version of the doLP-album from 2002 2002 €15.00
F# A# °° CD remixed version of the deleted debut-LP from 1997, with two bonus-tracks!! 1998 €14.00
  Slow Riot for New Zero Canada maxi-CD CD-version of the Constellation mini-LP; two epic pieces, 28+ min. length 1999 €14.00
GOLOWIN, SERGIUS Lord Krishna von Goloka LP re-issue of a collector's item from 1973 (on 'Die Kosmischen Kuriere'), the only LP by the Swiss writer (1930-2006) who published many books about esoteric, mythologic and folkloristic themes and the phenomenon of the 'didicoy'... feat. many guest musicians as KLAUS SCHULZE (ASH RA TEMPEL) or JÜRGEN DOLLASE... three free-floating, airy atmospheric pieces created with guitars, bass, organ, piano, flutes, percussion, and ethnic instruments... 2013 €16.00
GOODE, DANIEL The Thrush from upper Dunakyn / The Bertoia in the Yamasaki Building - Princeton LP recordings from two performances (1971 & 1979), one was made on BERTOIA-sculptures ! Incl. two inlays with texts. ONE 2nd hand copy in stock, quality vg+ (excellent) 1982 €25.00
GRAVITY ADJUSTERS EXPANSION BAND One CD re-issue of the first amazing LP (1973) of this experimental / impro / free jazz / sound sculpture group from the Bay Area (USA); comes with 15 minutes of bonus material 2006 €13.00
GRIM Vital 1983-89 3 x LP-Box collection of early releases by this uncategorizable Japanese noise / experimental / folk-project; re-issue of a rare MC (1986), a 7" (1985) & LP (1986) and other rare single tracks. Feat. TOMOSADA KUWABARA who became later well known as VASILISK! Numbered ed. 600 copies, inlay, certificate 2011 €60.00
GROULT, CHRISTINE La condition captive CD collection of 8 works with incredible intense, dynamic & detailed musique concrete! Dark & poetic sound sculptures 2007 €14.00
GURU GURU Live in Bremen LP + CD pure ecstatic Krautrock cult! Recorded live at Radio Bremen on September 12, 1971, feat. a 23 minute version of LSD MARSCH (from the debut LP "UFO"), plus as bonus "Space Ship" (15+ minutes version) only on the CD ! Comes on 180gr vinyl 2012 €18.50
HAFLER TRIO An Utterance of the Supreme Ventriloquist CD de-luxe edition / re-release of long sold out LP from 1996 / lim. 1000 2005 €16.50
  Dislocation CD re-issue of this classic MC (1986) / CD (1990, Staalplaat), comes in art-cover with lovely poster-map inlay => wide field recording drones and strange concrete sounds combined to a confusing collage, a true oracle.... LAST COPIES back in stock !! 2008 €15.00
HASEGAWA, HIROSHI / MAMA BAER Scarlet Dream / Khmerzen LP 11th part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series (lim. 177 copies): 'Khmerzen' is an eerie horror (film?) and alienated pop music sound collage using lots of almost unbearable high-pitched voices and cryings, the split side belongs to HIROSHI HASEGAWA (of ASTRO and C.C.C.C. fame) with weighty & full reverberated dark space noise drones... nice record again in this series from PSYCH KG, numbered edition, handsticked cover... 2014 €20.00
HESPOS, HANS-JOACHIM / KOMMISSAR HJULER & MAMA BÄR t a n E K LP amazing collab-work with the internationally acclaimed german composer HANS-JOACHIM HESPOS; feat. one solo piece by HESPOS and collaborations with both HJULER & MAMA BÄR, plus a new HJULER & FRAU piece on Side B; 10th part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series, lim. 177 copies, their most 'serious' effort maybe so far, great collage-pieces & more.. 2013 €23.00
HIJOKAIDAN Emergency Stairway to Heaven pic-LP & CD new studio material on the pic-LP (4 pieces with around 50 min.), plus a full CD with recordings from two live shows 2014; the Japanese harsh noise legends still going strong after more than 35 years !! Lim. 750 2015 €25.00
HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix LP lim. 500 / third LP from this obscure project around painter & sound experimentalist ANTHONY MANGICAPRA from Brooklyn 2008 €15.00
  An Anagram Hypnotic LP debut LP from this obscure project around painter & sound experimentalist ANTHONY MANGICAPRA from Brooklyn; lim. 281 copies, comes with sticker, numbered & signed & screen printed & with original finger tips on label; very nice edition ! 2006 €15.00
HYBRYDS Ritual Anthology CD early ritual works rec. 1986-1993 created with the help of VIDNA OBMANA, DJEN AJAKAN SHEAN, AH CAMA SOTZ, and others. 7 tracks of which 3 are previously unreleased, others from long deleted releases. Lim. 600 in excellent golden silkscreen / art cover! 2009 €14.00
Soundtrack for the Antwerp Zoo Aquarium CD re-issue of one of the best HYBRYDS-albums (originally released 1995), a soundtrack for the 150th anniversary of the Antwerp Zoo; a great underwater-dronescape using many sounds of ocean-creatures like dolphins, wales, etc.. 2011 €12.00
  The Rhythm of the Ritual / Ein Phallischer Gott do-CD continuation of the much welcome re-issue series (#5): tracks from "The Rhythm of the Ritual" (CD, 1994) + "Ein phallischer Gott" (CD, 1997), plus live versions of the studio tracks (some from the live LP on OBUH Records) and other bonuses from the more percussive / ethnic side of HYBRYDS, who recorded everything "live" on 8 track... double digipack 2016 €16.00
ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI Improvisation Sep. 1975 LP with MICHAEL RANTA & TAKEHISA KOSUGI, re-issue of LP from 1975; a mixture of crazily processed acoustic sounds and electronics, sources are hard to recognize, just great "Geräuschmusikkk" ! 180gr pressing with Japanese lyric sheet insert 2012 €21.50
ID BATTERY (=LOREN CHASSE & BRANDON LABELLE) Unique Ancient Tavern LP Rarity ! back in stock few copies of the first LP by Drone Rec. artist ID BATTERY (=LOREN CHASSE & BRANDON LABELLE)! Very quiet, minimal micro-drone & object-sound, weird instrumental mixtures and absolute mysterious & obscure at times noisy sound-realms lead to a unique acoustic journey... one of those records you can hear over and over again but you'll never really understand whats going on.. 1997 €15.50
IDEA FIRE COMPANY Days 7inch companion-release to the new LP "Music from the impossible Salon", 2 tracks, lim. 200, nice silk-screen print design 2011 €8.50
IF, BWANA Wah Yu Wan MC re-issue of the very first IF, BWANA LP from 1990 (Generations Unlimited); on Side A a re-mastered version, on Side B the original version that appeared on the LP; nice idea, obscure sounds, great tape! C-90 in bag, lim. 100 2011 €7.50
IKONEN Zeitschrift für Kunst, Kultur und Lebensart Nr. 7 (Herbst 2005) mag JOHN MURPHY, POSTINDUSTRIELLE ALPTRÄUME, WONG KAR-WAI, ANTONIN ARTAUD, JAMES ELLROY, JULIUS EVOLA, etc.. 2005 €5.00
ILLUSION OF SAFETY More Violence and Geography CD re-release of first IOS-LP from 1988! 2002 €12.00
Repairs MC early / original IOS-MC, released shortly after their first LP (1988), raw industrial tunes, incl. a cover version of TG "Discipline" !! 1989 €7.00
Fin de Siecle CD re-issue of the long out of print masterpiece LP from 1995; comes with two bonus-tracks now; edition of 300 copies, nice priced ! 2011 €10.00
  Mort aux vaches (I) CD soon to be rare, back in stock NEW copies! This was the third ever release in the MORT AUX VACHES-series from Staalplaat/VPRO Amsterdam, two long ambient movements, rec. 20.05.1995 .. all music by DAN BURKE and KURT GRIESCH 1996 €15.00
IMCA same CD IMCA = INTERNATIONAL MUSIQUE CONCRETE ENSEMBLE: FRANS DE WAARD, IOS SMOLDERS, JOHN HUDAK, GUIDO HUEBNER, ISABELLE CHEMIN. re-release of ultra-rare LP (only 98 copies made) from 1991 !! 2007 €12.00
IN CAMERA Open Air LP second LP, ed. of 400. IN CAMERA are CHRISTOPH HEEMANN & TIMO VAN LUIJK 2006 €18.50
INANNA Day ov Torment CD re-release of this classic death industrial album from 1993 (Staalplaat) by the solo-project of MIKAEL STAVÖSTRAND (who was also part of ARCHON SATANI at that time). New artwork design by NIKO SKORPIO (SOME PLACE ELSE, etc) ; SPECIAL OFFER now 2007 €8.00
INDRA KARMUKA Aardster-Bovist LP the only album of Drone Records artist INDRA KARMUKA (DR-21), a trio from Amsterdam with RAYMOND DIJKSTRA, back in stock last copies of this lovely LP ! 1998 €12.00
INFANT CYCLE / DRONAEMENT split CD-R rare split release (lim. 100) of these two Drone Records (DR-41 and -95) artists from Germany & Canada - over 30 min. of material from INFANT CYCLE creating strong atmospheric industrial drone-tunes with a mechanical / rhytmic edge, whereas DRONAMENT mesmerizes with the mixture of subtle field recordings and sublime melodies, slowly oozing into your unconscious... not to be missed ! Comes in a handmade (coloured) wallpaper sleeve 2008 €9.00
INGENTING KOLLEKTIVA Lost Beyond Telling CD + DVD second album after the nice "Fragments of Night" LP by this drone-collective from US, feat. a re-interpretation of the first album & additional material + 3 films on the DVD; beautiful poetic / transcension ambience, inspired by many French poets such as BAUDELAIRE, and others.. lim. 500, much recommended !! 2012 €15.00
INSIDE ARTZINE # 11 mag "maximum artscum"; german A4 underground magazine for extreme & dark art, feat. international artists doing surrealistic, esoteric, horrifying & misantrophic paintings, collages, sculptures & drawings, along with short stories & poetry; FULL COLOUR, around 40 pages, written mainly in english, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 2006 €5.50
# 12 mag maximum artscum"; german A4 underground magazine for extreme & dark art, feat. international artists doing surrealistic, esoteric, horrifying & misantrophic paintings, collages, sculptures & drawings, along with short stories & poetry; FULL COLOUR, around 40 pages, written mainly in english, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 2008 €7.00
  # 13 mag maximum artscum"; german A4 underground magazine for extreme & dark art, feat. international artists doing surrealistic, esoteric, horrifying & misantrophic paintings, collages, sculptures & drawings, along with short stories & poetry; FULL COLOUR, around 40 pages, written mainly in english, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 2009 €7.00
INTERSYSTEMS Intersystems 3 x LP BOX "A Trip without LSD" - re-issue of the 3 existing LPs of this Canadian experimental / multimedia art group (which had 4 members), originally released 1967-1968; electronic sound collages, noise, tape experiments, dystopian narratives, heavily influenced by psychedelic drug experiences... comes with great 132p. 12" x 12" book feat. diverse articles & texts, photos and other found stuff, + a 24 page "comic power" booklet; wonderful edition & incredible music! Lim. 500 2015 €85.00
  Intersystems 3 x CD BOX "A Trip without LSD" - re-issue of the 3 existing LPs of this Canadian experimental / multimedia art group (which had 4 members), originally released 1967-1968; electronic sound collages, noise, tape experiments, dystopian narratives & poems, heavily influenced by psychedelic drug experiences... incredible music! Lim. 500 2015 €49.00
JARL Minus One - Neutral CD our drone-favourite from Sweden (also on the DRONE-MIND Vol. 1 LP) with seven new tracks of pulsing drone-sculputures, totally mesmerizing stuff somewhere between DANIEL MENCHE, AUBE and old BIG CITY ORCHESTRA or M.B.; sounds like metallic rain! Limited to only 298 copies, on a new label from Lithuania 2012 €12.50
JECK, PHILIP & MARCUS DAVIDSON Spliced 7inch number 10 in the Touch 7"series (lovely covers, astonishing music); recorded live at the Museum of Garden History, London, 8 May 2008, with help by MARCUS DAVIDSON (keyboards); lim. 500 (note: the spine of the cover says cat-nr is TS-09, but it should be TS-10!) 2010 €8.00
JGRZINICH (JOHN GRZINICH) Two Films DVD DVD with two soundart-films: "Sound Aspects of Material Elements" (57 min.) and "Mimema" (24+ min), sounds were made with the help of PATRICK Mc. GINLEY (MURMER), JIM HAYNES, HITOSHI KOJO (SPIRACLE), etc.. 2012 €14.00
JULIUS, ROLF Für einen kleinen See CD back in stock this nice drone/microsound/sound-sculpture album by the German installation-artist who died Jan. 2011, created for a small lake and other natural objects 2003 €14.50
JUPITTER-LARSEN, GX & ACE FARREN FORD / LA SCRAMBLED DEBUTANTE FEAT. EMERGE Untitled LP two collaborations on this great new A.C. LP: Side A shows one of the grandfathers of conceptual ART-noise (aka THE HATERS) in collab with one of the members of the LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY, for an amazingly organ like poly-drone piece; Side B delivers an uncategorizable impro-collage by ALLAN ZANE's (aka WYRM) LE SCRAMBLED DEBUTANTE and EMERGE with lots of weird acoustic & electronic sounds under full effects.. lim. 300 col. vinyl 2015 €16.00
JUV same CD lost recordings now released by this Norwegian project active between 1996-1998, dark & doomy dronescapes, really good ! Also available as do-LP, please ask if interested! 2011 €14.50
K11 The Sacred Wood CD great album by PIETRO RIPARBELLI aka K11, who is already called the "new BAD SECTOR", using sounds recorded at the "Bosco dei Mostri" (Monsters Grove) in Bomarzo, Italy, an amazing park built 1552 with huge sculptures 2010 €13.00
KA-SPEL, EDWARD Eyes! China Doll CD re-release of LP from 1985, w. two bonus-tracks! oversized gatefold-cover 2006 €14.00
11.11.11.11. CD-R new studio-material (6 tracks) recorded between 11.-14. Nov. 2011, very song-oriented, dark & sad stuff, feat. a new version of "Poppy Day"; lim. ed. on LPDs own label !! 2012 €13.50
The Absence of Evidence CD-R re-mastered re-issue of the rare LP from 2001 (TeKa/Beta-lactam Ring Rec.), edition of 399 copies 2013 €13.50
  The Textures of Illumina 10inch warehouse found - last copies back in stock of this 4-track EP showing the LPD frontman in a 'strange mood', with sparsely eletronically instrumented, quite experimental pieces, and the excellent dark "The Train to Never"... comes with inlay 1995 €12.00
KAMMARHEIT & PHELIOS Of Dawn and of ice 12" split 12" (4 track mLP) by these two promising melancholic dark ambient acts from Norway & Gemany; edition 333 copies only 2009 €10.00
KARKOWSKI, ZBIGNIEW Nerve Cell_0 CD minimal & epic power-drone composition for cello & computer, distorted cello-sounds are treated & shaped into a flowing & fuzzing aural sculpture... immersive stuff, play it loud ! 2012 €13.00
KARL BÖSMANN Euphoria Mitte CD amazing second proper full-length CD by this radical German project by sculptor MARKUS THORN, very surprising & unsettling & experimental & impossible to categorize, TO DISCOVER ! 2010 €12.50
KAT COSM Sophie playing the recorder at school LP debut LP from this folk / electronica / Pop duo from Berlin, one second hand copy in stock, very good condition 2002 €8.00
KAVE Dismal Radiance CD deep unorganic (but very smoothly drifting) ambience in the way of dark OÖPHOI, early CAUL, AMON or even silent droning F. LOPEZ... very minimal & totally black.. debut CD by a newcomer from the Netherlands ... "there’s no passion, no emotion, just a spooky and mystical atmosphere of desolation and helplessness" [Ave Noctum] 2012 €13.00
KEMIALLISET YSTÄVÄT Saija 7 last copies of this rare 7" by the Finnish "wyrd folk" group, lim. 300 and usually only available as bonus to the KELLARI JUNIVERSUMI LP 2005 €8.00
KENNEY/ KANG/ PARK At Temple Gate LP after the two beautiful LP on Ideologic Organ this sees JESSIKA KENNEY and EYVIND KANG working together again, now with help of HYEONHEE PARK on percussion & electronics, containing both collab & solo pieces.... expressive vocals, focused percussion, bubbling water, contemplation drones, viola, east asian harmonics.... a celebratory / ritualistic atmosphere between silence & noisy outbursts... intense! lim. 300 2014 €20.00
KLANGKRIEG / G. REZNICEK Konstellationen / Allergie und Gegenwelt CD-R CDR re-issue of a long deleted split LP (released 1996) with one side/half by the great experimental project from Hamburg with FELIX KNOTH aka FELIX KUBIN (!), recorded 1994 with DITTERICH VON EULER-DONNERSPERG as guest-musician; second half by long active Hamburg-musician GÜNTER RECNICEK (GROENLAND ORCHESTER) with studio recordings from 1995; great hyper-abstract experimental drones & atmospheric noises...   €7.50
KLEISTWAHR The Return CD re-mastered re-issue of the LP from 2009 (Noiseville); the project of GARY MUNDY (RAMLEH, BROKEN FLAG) with guitar driven harsh attacks noise... incl. are two bonus tracks! lim. 300 oversized gatefold cover 2015 €13.00
KLUSTER Klopfzeichen LP re-mastered re-issue of one of the milestones of German experimental / impro electronic, the first KLUSTER LP (with CONRAD SCHNITZLER); very free, mysterious and ahead of their time (recorded 1970, released 1971); new liner notes by ASMUS TIETCHENS; 180gr vinyl. CD version on request 2012 €18.50
Zwei Osterei LP re-mastered re-issue of one of the milestones of German experimental / impro electronic, the second KLUSTER LP (with CONRAD SCHNITZLER); very free, mysterious and ahead of their time (recorded 1970, released 1971); new liner notes by ASMUS TIETCHENS; 180gr vinyl. CD version on request 2012 €18.50
  Klopfzeichen CD re-mastered re-issue of one of the milestones of German experimental / impro electronic, the first KLUSTER LP (with CONRAD SCHNITZLER); very free, mysterious and ahead of their time (recorded 1970, released 1971); new liner notes by ASMUS TIETCHENS 2012 €16.50
KNIZAK, MILAN Broken Music LP first ever re-issue of this LP from 1979 by Fluxus artist MILAN KNIZAK, who was a true pioneer in recycling & looping music from damaged and prepared LPs (by scratching them, burning them, putting tape and paint onto them, cutting & re-shape them, etc..), combining loopy fragments of the original content with the new 'broken vinyl' noises, often until the needles of his players got destroyed... nice gatefold cover with many pics from his objects.. 2015 €16.00
  Broken Music CD first ever re-issue of this LP from 1979 by Fluxus artist MILAN KNIZAK, who was a true pioneer in recycling & looping music from damaged and prepared LPs (by scratching them, burning them, putting tape and paint onto them, cutting & re-shape them, etc..), combining loopy fragments of the original content with the new 'broken vinyl' noises, often until the needles of his players got destroyed... 2015 €13.00
KOCHAN, RAFAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC : VOLUME 2 BOOK / CD second volume (D -> I) of a new book-series from Polish label IMPULSY STETOSKOPU listing alphabetically all "industrial" acts of past & present with a description & full discography & photo if available; it features also post- & pre-industrial influenced projects you wouldn't really expect, but this wide view makes it really essential !! 100 pages, A4 format, 350gr hardcover book, over 270 entries, plus 1 CDR with mostly unreleased recordings by DAS SYNTHETHISCHE MISCHGEWEBE, YANNICK DAUBY, DIETERH MÜH, e 2010 €20.00
KODJABASHIA, NIKOLA Explosion of a Memory CD Four works as a homage to the works of JAMES JOYCE, HEINER MÜLLER & VALERE NOVARINA; performed by the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra with help by CHRIS CUTLER and others 2010 €13.00
KONSTRUKTIVISTS A Dissembly CD re-issue of the very first album (recorded 1982; LP on Flowmotion) by these UK industrial pioneers, influenced heavily by German Krautrock and Electronica... re-mastered version 2011, for the first time on CD ! 2011 €15.00
KRIWET, FERDINAND Hörtexte / Radiotexts 3 x pic-LP-Box six radiotexts (created 1969 - 1983) and six so called great looking "viewtexts" reproduced on 3 picture-LPs, comes in box with 12"-booklet, edition of 1000 copies 2007 €55.00
KUBISCH, CHRISTINA Night Flights CD re-issue of LP from 1987 2007 €14.00
KUBISCH, CHRISTINA & ECKEHARD GÜTHER Mosaique Mosaic CD a "sound diary" recorded during a workshop & sound-installation stay of both in CAMEROON (summer 2010), discovering the most unusual places with help of local people.... recordings like 'sunday church service', 'street market' or 'abandoned hotel at night' from a nice aural picture of the environment... 2013 €13.00
KUUPUU Yökehrä LP first LP - kind of "best of" compiling material from her first 4 CDR releases 2006 €12.50
KÜPPER, LEO Electronic Works & Voices 1961-1979 do-LP re-issue of two LPs (from 1971/1981) with 5 pieces (his earliest available works, created 1961-1979, when he worked mainly with pure electronic sounds & human voice) by this amazing composer from Belgium (*1935) known for his "sound domes" => contains material based on the GAME machine (early automatic machine), a piece using poetry from ANTONIN ARTAUD, a work for a 12 people choir, etc... 2013 €20.00
LA MORTE YOUNG / DRONE ELECTRIC LUST (DEL) split LP split LP by with two side-long tracks of atmospheric, handplayed "rock"-instrumenation: LA MORTE YOUNG is a 5 man collective from France with members from SUN STABBED, TALWEG and NAPPE, doing the slowcored improvised psych-drone... the DEL ensemble on side B works similar, but sounds different, their experimental low-fi drone-blues could be the soundtracks for a WIM WENDERS film maybe.. lim. 300 copies 2015 €16.00
LAIBACH Neu Konservatiw pic-LP first vinyl re-issue of this "semi official" LP that was recorded live in Hamburg in July 1985 during "Die Erste Bombardierung über dem Deutschland Tour"; including a very long version of 'Nova Akropola' 2014 €18.00
LAMY, PHILIPPE Entre Deux mCD-R hallucinatory microsounds & drones from this painter & plastic arts sculptor from Toulouse, France, derived from field recordings and (maybe) objects.. whispering, subtle dreambient, slow & hazy..... unrecognizable sources full of tiny details, really fascinating !! 2013 €5.00
LAND USE / MAURIZIO BIANCHI / PHARMAKUSTIK Spülfeld CD an epic drone-journey into the otherworld, with mysterious sounds & drones that shift, transform & mutate all the time... minimal but never static.. lim. 223 copies, comes in DVD slimcase with printed covers & inlay, numbered... already the fourth collab release by this dutch project with M.B. (and this time with help of PHARMAKUSTIK) 2011 €13.00
LARKIAN Dotted Drives & Drone Delays 12inch long play 12" / mini-LP by the guitar-drone project of CYRIL MONNARD from Lausanne (Switzerland), layering slowly levels of guitar & synth harmonics, developing into very spheric drone-monuments....not unlike AIDAN BAKER, N, ULTRASOUND or FEARFALLSBURNING.. very nice! Comes with big postcard & download code 2013 €12.50
LARSEN AND FRIENDS Abeceda LP LARSEN with the help of DAVID TIBET (voice), BABY DEE, JULIA KENT & JOHANN JOHANNSON; live-recording made in Torino Sept. 2006, lim. ed. 333 copies, incl. nice booklet 2010 €19.50
  Abeceda CD + DVD LARSEN with the help of DAVID TIBET (voice), BABY DEE, JULIA KENT & JOHANN JOHANNSON; live-recording made in Torino Sept. 2006; DVD contains KAREL TEIGEs original ABECEDA film & the entire live-performance; + 20 p. full colour booklet 2007 €18.00
LAVELLE, BRIAN Magdalena LP contemplative & experimental guitar-drone on the first LP-release for this recommended Scottish artist; lim. 300 / green marbled vinyl with letterpress cover & real photo mounted to the cover; really great unusual & ornamental sounds, highly recommended !! 2010 €15.50
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS & KETVECTOR The Shock Exchange LP split album by LPD (three new tracks on Side A, with the beautiful 'The Lie in the Sky') with a new project of SKINNY PUPPY and BAHNTIER members (four tracks on Side B); excellent electronic neo-psychedelia.... lim. 299 on clear vinyl, planned RSD release 2015 which came out a bit later 2015 €23.00
LILES, ANDREW Miscellany Deluxe do-LP earliest recordings, comes in nice gatefold-sleeve, full edition (together with the box edition) of 600 copies, 300 as do-LP 2009 €21.50
  Miscellany Deluxe (Box Edition) 3 x LP-Box & T-Shirt great silver box edition (w. violet lettering) has a third LP and a ultra-weird pink T-Shirt !! Lim. 300 2009 €60.00
LINDGREN, PÄR Electronic Music LP three challenging pieces of cold experimental electronics with very powerful breaks & cut ups - pure electronic anti-muzak, highly original; this must be the last ever LP release on Fylkingen! 1986 €15.00
LINDSTRÖM, MATS Mig LP first LP release by this Swedish composer (*1960), musician and builder of self-made electronic instruments => almost uncategorizable fragmented electronics & concrete "additions", a new language of sounds, 7 pieces created 2006-2012; on STEPHEN O'MALLEYs new "serious music" label 2012 €16.00
LIVE SKULL EP CD re-issue of the very first mini-LP (1984) by this New York Noise Rock phenomenon, comes with 24p booklet with extensive liner notes by band members & 8 rare bonus tracks; for the first time on CD 2013 €13.00
LOW Drums and Guns LP LP comes with a coupon code for free MP3 downloads of the entire album and a free newsprint poster 2007 €15.00
LSD MARCH / MAMA BAER Untitled / .... plays Amy Winehouse LP eighth part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade cover; split-partner this time is japanese psych-outfit LSD MARCH with very bizarre, uncategorizable recordings, using much vocal sources, whereas MAMA BAER sings and plays guitar in a way it will kick the last braincells out of your head... 2012 €20.00
LT. CARAMEL / KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU Und am siebenten Tag besahen sich Votzegott und Votzefrau ihre Schöpfung: LP first part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade cover; this one features a sexually explicit art-collage by KOMMISSAR HJULER 2009 €23.00
LUCIER, ALVIN Sferics / Music for Solo Performer CD SFERICS (1981): recording of radio-frequency emissions in the ionosphere; MUSIC FOR SOLO PERFORMER (1965): new version of this piece using LUCIERS alpha-brainwaves as activator for different percussion instruments; two great concept to make the "Unlistenable" listenable, with curious results ! 2009 €14.00
LUNDE, ERIC / KOMMISSAR HJULER split LP fourth part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade cover; this one is a split release with long-time US activist ERIC LUNDE, recorded 2009 2010 €23.00
LUSTMORD The Monstrous Soul CD 'it is the night of the demons'.... re-mastered re-issue of this dark ambient classic (rec. & produced 1990 with help of ADI NEWTON, released 1992 by Side Effects); nice gatefold sleeve with silver foil embossing; 2013 €13.50
  Things that were 3 x LP BOX very early works 1980-1983 incl. previously uneleased material & the very first LUSTMORD recordings ever made: 1) re-mastered version of the first LUSTMORD LP from 1981 (Sterile Rec.) 2) early version of 'Headplate' plus live recordings 1981 3) unreleased recordings 1980-1983, feat.. JOHN BALANCE on one track !! Lim. 500, act fast if interested, soon to be gone !! 2013 €59.00
M.B. (MAURIZIO BIANCHI) Regel CD re-issue of LP from 1982, plus bonus-track (from the "Neuengamme"-comp LP) 2007 €13.00
MAEROR TRI Hypnotikum I CD re-issue of the LP from 1998 (Soleilmoon) - five long tracks created 1996 & 1997 based on loops used live in 1996; the mellow & harmonic side of HYPNOTIKUM. For the first time on CD, lim. & numbered ed 300, comes in nice oversized gatefold / cardboard cover 2010 €12.50
  Hypnotikum II CD re-issue of the LP from 2000 (Absurd / Poeta Negra) - four long tracks created 1996 & 1997 based on loops used live in 1996; the powerful & noisy side of HYPNOTIKUM. For the first time on CD, lim. & numbered ed 300, comes in nice oversized gatefold / cardboard cover 2010 €12.50
MAMA BÄR + RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK Il Portale delle Indipententi... CD Includes re-issue of deleted LP, and R&G "concert for spanking" with RAIONBASHI 2007 €13.00
MAMA BÄR / UP-TIGHT Etude in Black LP ninth part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade cover => psychedelic improvisations with guitar, bass, drums/piano by Japans UP-TIGHT & a rather un-noisy piece named "Seelennebel-brut I-II" based on metal sounds & flute by MAMA BÄR 2013 €23.00
MANINKARI Art des Poussieres LP last copies back in stock of the (vinyl only) debut LP by the dazzling French 'acoustic drone' duo (=> also recently on our 'Drone-Mind Vol. 3 comp) , on the now disfunctioned Conspiracy label... lim. 400 2008 €16.00
MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN & OKKYUNG LEE / MY CAT IS AN ALIEN From the Earth to the Spheres Vol. 6 CD re-issue of rare LP (Opax Rec.) with one live-recording by MARCLAY & LEE (NYC 12.2003), and two studio tracks (one is a very long bonus-track not on the LP) by MCIAA rec. 07.2002; special priced now as the label has stopped all activities! Comes in nice textured digi-sleeve 2006 €6.66
MARGINAL CONSORT INSTAL. Glasgow 2008 4 x LP BOX a 3-hour recording of this Japanese impro / avantgarde / drone ensemble (ex EAST BIONIC SYMPHONIA and students of TAKEHISA KOSUGI from the legendary TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS), made at the INSTAL festival in Glasgow 2008; "A form of sound that does not turn into music and a group that does not produce harmony"; 4 LPs with printed inner sleeves in silk-screened PVC sleeve, along with liner notes and photos 2013 €40.00
MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE Totem One LP re-issue of now impossible to find first LP in the "Totem-trilogy" (Conspiracy Records 2009) by the Seattle-based collective doing their "West Coast Death Cult Outer Space Gamelan"; experimental psyched out ceremonial muzak; feat. members of EARTH & BURNING WITCH and guest ALAN BISHOP (SUN CITY GIRLS); ed. of 1000 2012 €18.50
MASTER MUSICIANS OF JOUJOUKA (JAJOUKA) The Primal Energy that is the Music and Ritual of Jajouka, Morocco LP for the first time on vinyl for more than 20 years, a re-issue of the all-time classic JAJOUKA-LP from 1974 (with recordings from 1972), sister-album to "Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka"; comes in gatefold-cover with new artwork and rarely seen photos 2011 €20.00
MATHIEU, STEPHAN FrequencyLib LP absolute last copies back in stock from this nice LP on the MILLE PLATEAUX sublabel 2001 €10.00
  The falling Rocket do-LP nine new pieces spread on 4 LP sides, created on Farfisa organ, gramophone, Hohner Electronium and Radio... very focused multil-layered organic drones, like ROTHKOs monochrome pictures transformed into sound (as Frans de Waard says)... comes w. nice gatefold cover 2013 €20.00
MATSUNAGA, KOUHEI Time to move with glass LP first LP of KOUHEI, lim. 200; feat. RALF WEHOWSKY 2003 €15.00
MC NAIR, JAMIE Ocean Dictionaries CD-R lim. 50 / wallpaper cover / New Zealand-import 0000 €12.00
MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO Lonely Soldier 12 includes remixes on the B-Side that are not on the do-LP 2008 €7.50
MENCHE, DANIEL Deluge & Sunder CD lim./numb/signed 350 copies - expanded re-issue of the LP-tracks with two long bonus-tracks! One of the finest MENCHE-works so far ! 2007 €15.00
MENTER, WILL Always Sound BOOK / 3 x CD 200 page book of photographs, texts and documents, all full colour, along with 3 CDs presenting the great "land art" of British (sound) artist PHIL MENTER, who uses natural elements like wood, slate, stone, water, etc.. for his huge (often outdoor) installations, sound sculptures and (dance) performances...very beautiful, highly recommended ! 2013 €30.00
MERZBOW Merzbient 18 x LP-BOX the incredible "Merzbient" set from 2010 as vinyl re-issue with 3 exclusive / additional LPs - all recorded 1987-1990 and much more "ambient" (in a MerZbowian sense) and atmospheric as usual... comes in two big boxes with three textured inlays, each LP in full sleeves, numbered ed. 222 copies 2012 €295.00
MERZBOW / BAND OF PAIN Reptile / Insect pic-LP split LP lim. 1000 ; with sticker 2008 €17.50
MERZBOW / M.B Amniocentesi / Envoise 10inch absolutely last copies of this two track 10" with material for the "Mail-Art Compilation" LP in 1982 (only 1 min. of each track was published so far)!! Lim. / numbered ed. 270 copies 2013 €16.00
MERZBOW / RICHARD PINHAS Keio Line Plus 3 x LP collaboration with the "father of french electronic music", RICHARD PINHAS, known from his band HELDON; this vinyl edition has one whole bonus LP of material not on the CD-version (Cuneiform)!! 2008 €30.00
MERZBOW KAPOTTE MUZIEK Works 1987-1993 Korm Plastics KP 3050 lovely box gathering collaboration recordings by MERZBOW and Frans de Waards KAPOTTE MUZIEK made in the years 1987-1993, released on one MC, one LPs & several compilations; the box also holds unreleased live- & studio-material; re-mastered by JOS SMOLDERS, designed by MEEUW, comes in an oversized carton box with poster & sticker 2012 €25.00
MIDDLETON, IAN Aural Spaces LP third LP-album by this UK artist also known as REMORA 2009 €18.00
MIGHTY ACTS OF GOD Joy of the Mountain CD-R wallpaper-cover / full-colour mini-poster inlay / organic plant-materials included / lim. 87 copies 2007 €8.00
MILLIS, ROBERT Relief LP first solo-LP by the CLIMAX GOLDEN TWIN member and 'ethno' field recorder & film-maker (DVDs on Sublime Frequencies), creating a very special form of psychedelic ambience, combining electronic & found sounds.. "A fever dream of blurred harmonics and ethnomusicological spelunking"; lim. 400 copies 2013 €16.00
MIMIR Mimyriad CD re-issue of the remix-version of the second MIMIR-album (1993) that appeared later on LP, a project by EDWARD KA-SPEL & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, here also featuring JIM O'ROURKE & SILVERMAN.... 2007 €14.00
MINIT Now right here LP the great 3 track LP by this Australian duo (JASMINE GUFFOND and TORBEN TILLY), extremely contemplative & hypnotic drone-layers, somehow illuminated from the inside, gaining slowly volume and densitiy.. back in stock, our highest recommendation!! 2004 €12.00
MIRROR Still Valley CD probably MIRRORS most calm, meditative and timeless sounding release, revealing mysterious undertones..; recorded by ANDREW CHALK, CHRISTOPH HEEMANN and JIM O'ROURKE between May 2002 - January 2005; comes w. special dye-cut cover and has 1 bonus track compared to the previous LP version 2005 €13.00
MISSING ENSEMBLE Zeropolis CD the project of DANIEL DE LOS SANTOS, JOHN SELLEKAERS, MATHIAS DELPLANQUE 2007 €15.00
MIXED BAND PHILANTROPIST The impossible Humane LP first ever vinyl re-issue of the very rare & legendary collectors LP by this side-project of NEW BLOCKADERS - a milestone of mail-art & collage-noise, using source material from P16.D4, ORGANUM, NURSE WITH WOUND, ANDREW CHALK, H.N.A.S., ASMUS TIETCHENS, MERZBOW, HATERS, and many more... comes with two bonus tracks not on the original LP from a rare 7", lim. 400 2014 €16.00
MIZUTANI, KIYOSHI Works 1989-1991 CD back in stock this collection with early material from the "The same thing makes always her laugh" LP (ZSF 1990), plus other rare cassette-only stuff; on the CRAWL UNIT-label which is not active anymore 1999 €13.00
MNEM Golyma LP lim. 275 copies / first MNEM LP !! 2005 €14.00
MNEMONISTS Gyromancy CD re-release of their fourth & last LP from 1984 (+ the NAILED 7" from 1985) - a true masterpiece of surrealistic / undefinable experimental "drone-ambience" from this collective of musicians from Colorado who later became BIOTA! The mysterious sounds are all based on a huge amounts of acoustic instrumental sources... for us a classic of innovative experimental music, a record for the lonely island!!! 2004 €14.00
MOHNE, ACHIM Accelerated Standstill LP two side long compositions made entirely of carefully assembled 'locked grooves' (caused by dirt, etc.) found on various mainstream vinyl records - a curious LP full of rhythmic structures and musique concrete drones that are constantly shifting by this German multimedia artist, playable at any speed - a must for fans of PHILIP JECK and Plunderphonics; lim. 300 / Nr. 7 in Touchs white label series; excellent record ! 2014 €14.00
MOORE, R. STEVIE Phonography CD re-issue of this classic LP from 1978 (recorded 1974-1976), re-stored & re-mastered 2009 €14.00
MORRICONE, ENNIO Escalation LP soundtrack to the film of the same name from 1968, directed by ROBERTO FAENZA, a very political comedy attacking the values of western capitalism..; stylistically a very versatile soundtrack with lots of choral elements and the phantastic "Dies Irae Psichedelico" track; comes with cover replica of the original first LP edition from 1968, lim. 500 yellow vinyl 2015 €21.00
MORSANEK / VINKEPEEZER same LP new label from Amsterdam with a split LP by two Dutch composers, to discover; gatefold-cover, edition of 550 copies 2009 €15.50
MORTIFICATION TO THE FLESH Le Tresor Maudit CD re-issue of much requested LP from 1988 (Bog-Art 101) by this German Industrial project who only released this one album, strong martial electro Industrial with female voice & more free-floating experiments, weird & powerful... feat. AL MARGOLIS & GIANCARLO TONIUTTI (!), lim. 600 2011 €12.00
MOTT, NICK The Visitors LP after the great 7" on Lumberton this is the very first solo LP/album for the ex VOLCANO THE BEAR - an incredible record full of weird, melancholic & unsettling arrangements (using often vocal & instrumental sources but also simple electronics, loops & tapes), at times it sounds like a more orchestral/humming version of GHEDALIA TAZARTES, then more 80's styled similar to RESIDENTS or RENALDO & THE LOAF, all lovely surreal; lim. 250 copies, very much recommended for explorers of the unexpectable.. 2012 €16.50
MUELLER, JON Strung LP first release in the new TOTE guitar vinyl-series (12 LPs!), a one-sided LP with etching by SAVAGE PENCIL on the other side 2008 €16.50
MUKAI, CHIE Solo Improvisations CD re-release of LP from 2000 (her second solo-LP), comes in great silkscreen-art cover 2007 €14.00
MULTER Däghallmy LP Back in stock, the debut-LP of this German ambient / experimental band. Refined minimalism. 1998 €12.00
MUSLIMGAUZE Tandoor Dog CD material from 1997: re-issue of the album "Tandoori Dog" (from ultra rare 4 LP set) + 3 unreleased tracks; lim. 500 2013 €14.00
Satyajit Eye CD re-issue of rare recordings that were published as DAT-tape on Staalplaat in 1993 (STDAT001); outstanding stuff, very atmospheric & mellow, taking Indian music as inspiration & source! lim. 500 2013 €14.00
Abu Nidal / Coup d'Etat CD tracks taken from 'Abu Nidal' LP (1987) and 'Coup d'Etat' LP (1987), plus two previously unreleased remixes; comes with poster-cover - one of the very early Soleilmoon & MG CDs still available !! 1992 €13.00
Deceiver 3 & 4 do-CD re-issue of "Deceiver 3" which was part of the "Box of Silk and Dogs" 9 CD (1999), plus on the second CD so far un-released different mixes from the original Deceiver release (do-CD, 1996, Staalplaat), which is nowadays seen as one of MGs most important releases by reviewers and connaisseurs; lim. 500 2014 €18.00
Libya Tour Guide CD first ever re-issue of the third album from the rare 'Tandoori Dog' 4 LP boxset (1998); now with 3 bonus-tracks (22 tracks in total!); lim. 700 2015 €14.00
- Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 - set 10 x LP lim. re-press (lim. 200) of the 10 LPs from the deleted "Chasing the Shadow" Box-set (VOD121) as 10 single items - all with own covers 2016 €200.00
Opaques LP re-issue of MGs very first cassette from 1983 (Product Kinematograph), with bonus track from the 'Elephant Table Album'; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Hunting out with an Aerial Eye LP re-issue of the 12" by the same name (1984) and the Hammer & Sickle 7" (1983), + three bonus tracks from rare compilations; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Buddhist On Fire LP re-issue of the second MG LP from 1984 (on BOURBONESE QUALKS Recloose Org. label), with one bonus-track; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Blinded Horses LP re-issue of the third MG LP from 1985 (originally released on BRYN JONES own label LIMITED ED.), incl. two bonus tracks from rare compilations; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Flajelata LP re-issue of this early MG LP 1986 (originally released on BRYN JONES own label LIMITED ED.), incl. one bonus track coming from a rare Cassette-compilation; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Hajj LP re-issue of this early MG LP 1986 with Chomeini on the cover (originally released on BRYN JONES own label LIMITED ED.), incl. two bonus tracks coming from rare compilations; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Jazirat-Ul-Arab LP re-issue of this great early MG LP from 1987 (originally released on BRYN JONES own label LIMITED ED.), incl. one bonus track coming from the "Nightlands" LP compilation; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
Abu Nidal LP re-issue of this great early MG LP from 1987 (originally released on BRYN JONES own label LIMITED ED.), incl. one bonus track coming from a rare MC compilation; small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
  The Rape Of Palestine LP re-issue of this favoured early MG LP from 1988 (originally released on BRYN JONES own label LIMITED ED.), in a small re-pressing (lim. 200) of the deleted LP from the "Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones" box 2016 €22.00
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN The Dance of Oneirism do-LP the Italian brother-duo who use self-build instruments & all kinds of objects & electronics for their spacey improvisations, with a new 5-track studio double album; ASH RA TEMPEL meets TIMOTHY LEARY in the Alps? "The Dance Of Oneirism is a music of unknowing, a dance with a phantom, the letting go of a dream." [David Keenan]; lim. 400 in total, different screenprint covers, with 24 pages Art Book 2015 €28.00
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / BJERGA & IVERSEN same LP collaboration LP by the two mega-active impro / drone / experimental projects from Italy & Norway, comes in silkscreen-cover with 5 different variants, edition of only 268 copies ! 2010 €14.50
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / PESTREPELER Solar Anarchy / As Wolf pic-LP MCIAA side recorded live in Cologne 14.12.2006; PESTREPELLER is a project from UK with SAVAGE PENCIL (who also did the artwork for their side of the pic LP) 2009 €15.00
MYSTIFIED Pulse Ringer Pieces LP finally the first LP for the experimental drone project from the States / pressed on clear blue vinyl, edition of 300 2009 €13.00
N(35) Saarn LP already a new LP by the "transcendental droner" from Dortmund, Germany, who dives deeply into subterraneous realms on three new tracks, using more distortion as usually which leads to a thick & 'earthy' sound, producing unusual feedback resonances & overtones after a while... lim. 100 2015 €26.50
NADJA Flipper LP special release dedicated to dolphin & wales, all profits are donated to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation; four long tracks, feat. ANGELA CHAN & PETER BRODERICK (on violin & viola); very subtle, slow, harmonic & beautiful... definitely one of our most favourite NADJA release; comes with free download code, clear vinyl, lim. 500, 180gr. vinyl 2013 €18.50
  Queller LP re-issue of the Essence LP from 2014 that sold out immediately, for many listeners one of the best NAJDA LPs ever.... 4 tracks of what is now called "DREAMGAZE", ethereal slow motion heaviness...new cover & labels, lim. 315 copies 2016 €18.00
NADJA & N(23) Vomos LP split LP with material recorded live in a church (Christuskirche in Bochum, Germany) on March 4, 2011; comes with silk screen printed cover, full colour inlay and a download code for a NADJA remix of N's "Baukum" track; Numbered edition of only 100 copies !! 2012 €20.00
NECKS, THE Mindset LP very first LP-release by this great Australian "drone Jazz" trio; presenting two side-long tracks of their unique poly-metric & hypnotic (all handplayed) tunes, using ethereal piano-patterns, bass, drums, electronics, Hammon-organs and noisy guitars... mesmerizing, fully acoustic stuff !! 2011 €18.00
  Hanging Gardens CD first album on ReR by the unique Australian ambient-Jazz combo, a long one-tracker 60+ minutes forming a highly repetitive, poly-rhythmic & minimalistic sound sculpture... 1999 €13.00
NEGATIVLAND Negativland LP 2nd hand; 'first LP, handmade wallpaper cover, numbered, VG+ ; almost perfect condition! 1980 €45.00
Points CD CD-version of the second LP from 1981; obscure collages & weirdest songs & senseless noise, using tons of objects & instruments & found sounds, at times almost unlistenable & something like the even more bizarre counterpart to NURSE WITH WOUND; a masterpiece of US-American experimental music !! 1992 €13.00
  Escape from Noise CD LP-version is sold out completely, so we stock the CD version now! Probably the most well known album (1987) from the cultural terrorists, feat. their hits "Michael Jackson", "The Playboy Channel" and "Christianity is stupid", and lots of guest musicians like JELLO BIAFRA, DAS (BIG CITY ORCHESTRA), FRED FRITH, JERRY GARCIA (GRATEFUL DEAD), ALEXANDER HACKE (EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN), THE RESIDENTS, etc.. 1999 €13.00
NEU! Neu! '75 LP re-issue of third and final LP from 1975; completely remastered 2010 €16.00
NEW BLOCKADERS VIVA NEGATIVA Vol. 1 4 LP - Box Full-Colour box w. 4 LPs containing TNB remix-material from ASMUS TIETCHENS, SRMEIXNER, DANIEL MENCHE, CISFINITUM, FREIBAND, HATERS,KARKOWSK,ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS, MSBR, CONTROLLED BLEEDING, OREN AMBARCHI, DIETER MUH, Z'EV, KK NULL, etc.etc. first part of this monstrous compilation project !! lim. 500 - only 250 for free distribution 2006 €55.00
VIVA NEGATIVA Vol. 2 4 LP - Box Full-Colour box w. 4 LPs containing TNB remix-material from C. RENOU, MNORTHAM, AUBE, RLW, VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA, AMK, DAMION ROMERO, DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE, SPIRACLE, MERZBOW, WOLF EYES, INCAPACITANS,JIM O'ROURKE, DAVE PHILIPPS, BROKEN PENIS ORCHESTRA, LASSE MARHAUG, G. TONIUTTI, etc.etc. second part of this monstrous compilation project !! lim. 500 - only 250 for free distribution 2006 €55.00
  First live performance CD rec. June 8th, 1983, at Morden Tower in Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK; edition of 300 copies (released before as bonus-LP to the VOD06 re-issue of "Changez les Blockeurs"); wonderful junk-noise with fascinating effect! 2011 €12.00
NEWS FROM BABEL Box 3 x CD-Box re-release of the LPs "Sirens and Silences" & "Letters home" (1983 / 1986) plus material from a rare subscribers-only 7" (maxi-CD) 2006 €23.00
NICO Live Heroes CD re-issue of LP from 1986 with a collection of live-material, incl. "Heroes", "My Funny Valentine", "The End" 2009 €10.00
  The End (expanded ed.) do-LP remastered re-issue of legendary NICO album from 1974 feat. JOHN CALE and BRIAN ENO; this new edition has a full bonus LP with tracks from the John Peel Sessions 1971 & 1974, and more rare versions from 1974+1975; comes in gatefold-cover 2014 €28.00
NIEDOWIERZANIE Paradies CD first CD release (after two LPs) by the inspiring French project (with Polish name), following his vision of a "mediterrianen" ambient-folk melange with experimental & electronic edges..... many handplayed phrases from cello, accordeon & mandonline, combined with slow loops... very unusual & still to discover! lim. 300 2015 €12.00
NITSCH, HERMANN Eighth Symphony do-CD re-issue of the deleted do-LP (Cortical Foundation) feat. recordings of the first performance of NITSCH's 8th Symphony, June 1990 in Vienna; new edition in do-CD box with new artwork, 2 posters, and text "Die Gigantische Symphonie" by GÜNTER BRUS; edition of 650 copies 2010 €20.00
NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS Imaginary Time LP rare N.E.LP in special blue-tissue paper-sleeve. Lim. 404 copies on clear wax 1994 €26.00
  Viral Shedding CD re-issue of LP from 1983, plus four previously unreleased bonus-tracks 2008 €14.00
NOISEGATE Nr. 09 mag 60 pages A4-format, great theoretical articles on sound & noise, artists & reviews: Low Classical Usic, Sound Sculpture & Electronic Music, Obscene Telephone Calls, Culture of Silence, SCRATCH ORCHESTRA - cont., Auditory Hallucinations, Stockhausen and Formel Komposition, etc.. 2002 €5.50
NON TOXIQUE LOST (NTL) Wanton CD re-issue of NTLs only LP (from 1986), with re-production of the handmade LP-cover in mini-size! Numbered. ed. 300, contains 30 min of bonus material from the same sessions 2008 €14.00
NONO, LUIGI Como una ola de fuerza y luz (etc.) CD re-issue of three pieces that came out originally on LPs released by Deutsche Grammophon in 1974, 1979 & 1970: "Como una ola de fuerza y luz" (1971-72); "... sofferte onde serne..." (1976), and "Contrappunto dialettico alla mente" (1968) for magnetic tape (great experimental tape-piece originally on a split LP with ROLAND KAYN); extensive booklet in English, German, French & Italian   €13.00
NORTHAUNT / SVARTSINN The Borrowed World LP & CD split album by two of the main Scandinavian dark synth & drone ambient acts, inspired by the novel 'The Road' by CORMAC Mc CARTHY, purest isolationism sounds for a post-apocalyptic hopeless world, with a special focus on sad harmonic tunes & melodies, ultra slow & endless, with a stream of deep pulses and drones underneath... the LP version lim. 300 comes with CD copy of the same album 2014 €20.00
NORTHERN VALENTINE The Distance brings us closer CD band from Philadelphia doing mellow / warm guitar-driven ambient drone spheres with an experimental edge, feat. BEN FLEURY-STEINER (LIGHT OF SHIPWRECK); sounds similar to LABRADFORD, ULTRASOUND, ULTRA MILKMAIDS, AARKTICA, more quiet TROUM... very nice 2009 €12.00
NOSTALGIE ETERNELLE Sans Fin LP first album (and first ever LP) after their re-union; very experimental minimal synth & industrial-pop between cold despair, weirdness & melancholy; NEW recordings made in Hamburg 2009-2011; numbered ed. 500 copies 2012 €14.00
NOVAK, YANN Hollow.River mCD-R Drone Records artist (Drone-Mind 2 LP) with a ghostly one-tracker of highly minimal & quiet, immersive nature-drones; the processed material is based on field recordings made from a thawing river in Wyoming, USA: pure & somehow magic contemplation sounds ! 2012 €5.00
  Snowfall CD like MYSTERY SEA or ATTENUATION CIRCUIT, this 'fine ambience' label run by YANN NOVAK in Los Angeles just began to produce 'real' pressed CDs after a phase of CDR only releases; => this new recording by YANN NOVAK (also known from the "Drone-Mind Vol. 2" LP) tries to express the 'hushed stillness and isolation sometimes experienced during a snowstorm".. originally this was a 6 hour audio-visual performance presented in Los Angeles; a one-tracker (60min) of extreme meditative ambience.. 2014 €13.00
NULL, K.K. Prime Radiant CD back in stock one of the definitely best NULL works, highly abstract electronic noise thunderstorms full of energy, but also more atmospheric 'pitch sculptures' creating unusual quasi-rhythmic structures, uncompromising stuff that directly attacks your brain! 2005 €14.00
NURSE WITH WOUND Drunk with the old Man of the Mountains CD digipack, re-issue of rare & obscure LP from 1987 2005 €15.00
Insect & Individual Silenced CD lovely re-issue of the fourth regular NWW-LP from 1981. Eight panel digipack, silver printed slip, new art by MATT WALDRON and Mr. STAPLETON himself. Sealed copies. 1st ed. 700 copies. BACK IN STOCK THIS RARE & LUXURIOUS RE-EDITION !! 2007 €17.50
Chromanatron pic-LP "a hallucination on the music of SAND by ANDREW LILES & STEVEN STAPLETON" - long awaited new NWW album that destroys (again) all expectations => a collage made out SAND material (incl. the legendary "Golem") with additional arrangements on guitar, french horn and "atmospheric grooves" feat. MATT WALDRON (IRR.APP (ext.), this is KRAUTROCK pushed to other / new dimensions! Pic-LP version lim. 500 in special die-cut window sleeve !! 2013 €24.50
  Sylvie and Babs (expanded ed.) do-CD re-issue of this classic NWW album from 1985 (originally LP on L.A.Y.L.A.H.) feat. the "MURRAY FONTANA ORCHESTRA" with DAVID JACKMAN, E. KA-SPEL, JOHN BALANCE, ROBERT HAIGH, WILLIAM BENNETT, etc. etc.., now re-mastered by DENIS BLACKHAM & with new 12 page booklet and bonus CD with outtakes, unreleased material and remixes from IRR.APP(ext.) and ANDREW LILES 2015 €21.00
NURSE WITH WOUND / ADOLF WÖLFLI Lea Tanttaaria / Great-God-Father-Nieces BOOK & mCD a book (38 pages) in French about the unique schizophrenic "l'art brut" painter ADOLF WÖLFLI, with additional mCD by NURSE WITH WOUND with the two tracks from the legendary 'Necropolis, Amphibians & Reptiles' LP (1986- feat. DAVID TIBET, DIANA ROGERSON and STEVEN STAPLETON), for the first time on a seperate release! Lim. 300 2014 €15.00
O YUKI CONJUGATE Ambiguism (1983-1987) 4 x LP / 7" / DVD-BOX re-issue of their two early LPs "Scene in Mirage" and "Into dark Water", plus two complete unreleased albums from the same time, a 7" with their first ever recordings, and a DVD feat. material from their videos; lim. 600 2010 €69.00
O'MALLEY, STEPHEN Keep an Eye out LP back in stock this great one-sided LP on FIRE-RED vinyl in the GUITAR SERIES of Table of the Elements with etching on one side... "quicksilver-like" drones [Hellmut Neidhardt aka N] 2008 €18.00
OLHON Lucifugus 10inch processed field recordings from an abandoned water tank; first vinyl release for the project of BAD SECTOR & WHERE !! lim. 500 on orange vinyl, artwork by TILMANN BENNINGHAUS known from the CISFINITUM - Devotio 10" (SUB-04) and IGNIS SACER LP (TROUM vs. NID) 2009 €12.00
OLIVEROS, PAULINE Accordion & Voice CD re-release of OLIVEROS first solo-LP from 1982 (Lovely Music) with two side-long solo Accordion pieces; "I wanted to hear the subtlety of a tone taking space and time to develop. The tones linger and resonate in the body, mind, instrument and performance space" now re-pressed! 2014 €15.50
  The Wanderer CD re-release of OLIVEROS second solo-LP from 1984 (Lovely Music) feat. THE SPRINGFIELD ACCORDION ORCHESTRA on the title track (with 20 accordions, two bass accordions, + five percussionists!) and one her most famous piece 'Horse sings from Cloud' on Side B; now re-pressed ! 2014 €15.50
ONDE Purple LP second LP with intense drone-minimalism from the Belgian trio (TIMO VAN LUIJK, GREG JACOBS, MARC WROBLEWSKI), released to their phenomenal concert at the Avantgarde-festival in Schiphorst 29. August 2009; lim. 500 in nice gatefold-cover, contains two 20minute pieces ("Vloed" & "Eb"), highly recommended ! 2009 €15.00
ONOMATOPOEIA (=ONOMATOPEIA) Irrelevant LP long active project (since the early 90's, also known as ONOMATOPEIA without the fourth "O") from the deepest UK underground with a nice 5-track LP, very minimal & pure experimental noise-ambience using analog electronics & instruments like horns, cymbals; limited & numbered edition of 300, each cover has a different flag on it! 2010 €15.00
ORCHESTRAMAXFIELDPARRISH Crossing of Shadows CD Ambient with a big "A", based on field recordings and with added guitar, piano, voices and electronics; lim. 300 mini-LP styled sleeve 2010 €13.00
ORGANUM & EDDIE PREVOST Crux + Flayed CD re-issue of the LP originally released on SILENT RECORDS (1987), performers: ANDREW CHALK, DAVID JACKMAN, DINAH JANE ROWE, EDDIE PREVOST (AMM), STEVEN STAPLETON (NURSE WITH WOUND); edition of 1000, last copies back in stock !! 1995 €15.00
ORSI, FABIO Wannsee LP single-sided LP with a side-long field recording piece made at the Berlin-based lake 'Wannsee' - a very droney, slow & nostalgic daydream.. lim. 200 with colour inlay 2012 €15.00
  Memory of a safe Place / La Forest a non fa pura LP + mag this new series from the Italian ambient label combines acoustic & visual art: a lim. LP + large A4 booklet (16 pages) with b/w photographs of the same artist; FABIO ORSI starts the series with time-suspending dense transcension drones & beautiful forest pictures; lim. 250 copies, white vinyl 2013 €18.00
OSTERTAG, BOB Getting a Head CD lim. ed. in metal-box / originally released as LP in 1980 / with FRED FRITH & CHARLES K.NOYES 1980 €14.00
OUR LOVE WILL DESTROY THE WORLD Fucking Dracula Clouds LP second LP from the post BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL-project; lim. 400 2009 €16.00
OÖPHOI (OOPHOI) Upuaut CD re-mastered re-issue of early OÖPHOI CDR from 1999 - UPUAUT is a metaphor for the hidden room inside a big pyramid => a 'deep exploration of unknown realms' expressed with endless drone minimalism synthscapes, a one-tracker of 65+ min. with help of MATHIAS GRASSOW & AMIR BAGHIRI in the last part... back in stock last copies! 2007 €13.00
PACIFIC 231 / KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU & CODY BRANT Evolution LP the last release (out of 12) in this collectable series of KOMMISSAR HJULER & MAMA BÄR recordings & collaborations, where they share an LP with the legendary French industrial project PACIFIC 231 (= once a part of VOX POPULI); => waving analog electronic explorations, nicely effected & whired, by P231; + two quite 'serious' pieces by the HJULER FAMILY with CODY BRANT, merging electronics, metal object sounds & spoken voice; lim. 77 copies only, handpasted cover 2015 €20.00
PADE, ELSE MARIE & JACOB KIRKEGAARD Svævninger CD 'when soundwaves collide' - collaboration by Danish electronic music pioneer ELSE MARIE PADE (born 1924!) with JACOB KIRKEGAARD who composed a brand new piece of evocative drones together, using early & so far unreleased sound-experiments by PADE and recordings from KIRKEGAARDS own ear; CD version of the deleted LP with a 15 min. bonus piece 2014 €15.00
PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE & RHYS CHATHAM Youuu - Mee = Weee (First) LP lim. LP version of the first CD (two side long pieces) from their epic collaboration; PALESTINE: voice, piano, yamaha organ CHATHAM: trumpet, loop pedal, electric guitar => floating minimal drones with great effect on the mind, all handplayed and sung and slowly shifting, these are acoustically painted Drone-Mandalas.... comes on translucent red vinyl 2015 €15.00
PERISPIRIT Spiritual Church Movement LP first LP for this interesting new experimental / electronic US-duo combining digital & analogue sounds, having been compared with AUTECHRE; lim. 500 2012 €18.00
PHURPA Trowo Phurnag Ceremony CD recorded live at "Gazgallery" in Moscow, autumn 2008 = the same ritual that was recently re-issued on IDEOLOGIC ORGAN as do-LP by STEPHEN O'MALLEY! Lim. 500, hard to find, on very unknown Russian label 2009 €13.00
PICK-UP Mouthless LP second (?) LP by the duo of FRANS DE WAARD & MARTIN LUITEN; part of the "Arts & Craft"-series w. handmade artwork, lim. 300 2009 €15.00
PIOTROWICZ, ROBERT / C.M. VON HAUSSWOLFF split LP lim. 200 on new label from Warsaw; strong split LP with a long power-drone piece made on analog modular synth by PIOTROWICZ; two versions (of three recordings!) of "RITUAL SHAVING OF AN ASS IN BELGIUM (aka EATING A PIRANHA WOULDN'T BE SO BAD THE WAY THINGS ARE THESE DAYS) by the ever surprising Swedish sound-artist ! 2010 €15.00
PLEQ & PHILIPPE LAMY Gravitation mCDR the fine arts sculptor & painter from France PHILIPPE LAMY did already several collaborations together with PLEQ from Poland, on this almost 22+ min. one-tracker they form an ever changing drone-mass with lots of unidentifiable 'concrete' micro-details, not really noise, not really ambient, but very atmospheric, great piece !! "Spacious collage music, very energetic and one of the best in the Taalem catalogue" [FdW / Vital Weekly] 2014 €5.00
PORTION CONTROL Progress Report 1980-1983 7 x LP-box 7 x LP box with 60p book, T-shirt and DVD; the ultimate collection of all their MCs 1980-1983 plus various unreleased & rare compilation tracks; lim. 600 in impressive & embossed METAL BOX !! LAST COPY ! 2010 €120.00
  Progress Report 1982-1986 do-LP the deleted do-LP from the "VOD presents 80's Minimal.Synth.Wave Vol.3"; lim. 200 re-issue.... "breaching the gap between UK industrial, early ambient and the formative signs of electronic dance" 2015 €27.50
PRIMA MATERIA same do-LP BOX re-issue of the only LP by this vocal drone collective around ROBERTO LANERI from 1977, who developed special vocal techniques (used in Tantric rituals) for their immersive oral overtune muzak, created in a fully focused meditation process... "a record that sounded like no other before"; as a bonus a rare 1974 live recording (Cologne) is presented on record 2; lim. 300, luxurious edition in box, two artful (mandalas by LANERI) 12"x12" booklets, etc.. 2015 €49.50
PROPERGOL Paradise Land CD after a long break a new album for the French industrial project, leaving the apocyalyptic harsh noise behind to sculpture a mixture of orchestral / monumental drone ambience and experimental / industrial airplay using vocal samples, with a rhythmic climax.. amazing..10 tracks, 70 min. playtime, oversized cardboard cover with 3 large postcards 2012 €14.50
PSEUDO CODE Europa CD re-issue of the vinyl-releases (2 EPs + 1 LP) of this industrial / electronic project around ALAIN NEFFE from the early 80's 2010 €13.00
PSYCHIC TV Themes 6 x CD-BOX massive boxset with 32p booklet collecting all THEMES-albums by the project of ex-THROBBING GRISTLE member GENESIS P.ORRIDGE: the legendary "Themes 1" LP from 1982 feat. PETER CHRISTOPHERSON & DAVID TIBET (!), "Themes 2" (re-issue of LP from 1985) feat. ZOS KIA members, "Themes 3" (re-issue of LP from 1986, feat MONTE CAZZAZA) plus Themes 3 live version (previously unreleased), "Themes 4" (brand new PTV album feat. LADY JAYE), + diverse bonus-tracks, the great UNCLEAN 12", etc.. A MUST HAVE !! 2011 €45.00
  Ov Power CD re-issue of a limited bootleg LP from 1985, rec. 16. Sept. 1984 in Hamburg, completely re-mastered; PTV on their "industrial highpoint" and maybe most active phase, incl. "UNCLEAN", "OV POWER", etc.. feat. GPO, JOHN GOSLING (ZOS KIA), PAUL REESON and ALEX FERGUSSON 2012 €10.00
PYRAMIDS WITH WRAITHS Magpie & Raven LP one-sided clear vinyl LP with epic 25 min track - feat. members of BURIAL HEX as well as BEN FLEURY-STEINER (PARADIN) and TARA VANFLOWER; lim. 350 in clear PVC outer sleeve / vellum inner sleeve; incl. download code card 2012 €20.00
R.O.T. Ceci n'est plus avioth / ils chantent pour vous LP one-sided LP with silkscreen-cover, lim. 175 2008 €12.00
RAIONBASHI In Teufel's Küche? 10inch After the great "Kollekte" LP a new work from this outstanding Berlin-based experimental project; ed. of 500 2009 €10.00
RAIONBASHI / KRUBE Ansätze zum Taumel LP great split LP by RAIONBASHI ("slow-motion horror musique concrète") with KRUBE (also from Berlin); cover-artwork painting by RUDOLF EB.ER, lim. 500 2010 €16.00
RAPOON Just say the faith LP back in stock - first RAPOON LP from 1998, which sounded very much similar to old ZOVIET FRANCE roots ! last copies ! 1998 €15.00
Ghosts from a Machine 3 x LP Box collection of material taken from old cassette-masters with different mixes from existing albums or completely unreleased stuff! Comes in very nice designed box, all LPs have their own covers, lim. /numb. ed. 600 2010 €52.50
Dark Zero do-LP "Enigmatic faces stare out from tableaux on walls and caves" - vinyl version of this rare & dark Russian RAPOON release: 2 x LP with elaborated cardboard cover & printer inner sleeves; lim. 150 copies only !! 2015 €33.00
  Tin of Drum do-CD "Only the deserts and the stars in the deserts remained unchanged" - re-issue of the Staalplaat CD from 1998 which manifests a more strange & alien RAPOON sound... now with a full bonus disc 'about the deserts' entitled "TIN REFLECTIONS IN METAL STARS" following the original story of inspiration for 'Tin of Drum' ... lim. 450 copies, 6 panel digipack 2015 €17.00
RAPOON / RELAPXYCH.0 Amplified Transparency Reflection / Lost Terrain LP Collector's item! Split & remix LP by RAPOON with this Swedish newcomer, lim / numb. 200 w. handpainted cover made by different autistic children, incl. large full colour photo insert and numbered insert with the name of the kid who painted the cover; this release serves a charitable purpose 2009 €20.00
  Amplified Transparency Reflection / Lost Terrain (standard ed.) LP standard cover version now available, special priced ! split & remix LP by RAPOON with the follower project of OBJEKT4 2009 €10.00
RBE Raudive Bunker Experiment do-LP re-issue of LP from 1982 from this project of ANDY WILSON who also played with BOURBONESE QUALK; experimental minimal synth electronic, comparable to TG, CABARET VOLTAIRE & CONRAD SCHNITZLER; bonus material from various tapes on LP # 2; comes w. gatefold-cover, numbered ed. 500 copies (of which only 250 are available outside the ->BOXset), stamped inner sleeves 2009 €22.00
RE-DRUM / B°TONG Hush! / Ascending in the Light of an alien Sun CD two albums on one CD (each 30 min.) - RE-DRUM excites again with somber but very lush & mellow drone ambient, B°TONG sounds here extremely unwieldy and eerie and more electro-acoustic, as usual excellent.. ; comes in mini-LP sleeve lim. 400 2014 €12.00
REFORMED FACTION Save our Ghohsts Volume I LP the first release on this new label from Estonia is a two part edition (LP + CD with different material) by the prolific project of ex (2/3) ZOVIET FRANCE, filed under 'sophisticated delicate ritual ambient' as the labels names it...very hypnotique loops, pulses, delays, orchestral multi-layers in the special low-fi way...very much like Z.F. in the old days! lim. 150 only, silver clear vinyl, special cover 2013 €22.00
  Save our Ghohsts Volume II CD the first release on this new label from Estonia is a two part edition (LP + CD ) by the prolific project of ex (2/3) ZOVIET FRANCE, filed under 'sophisticated delicate ritual ambient' as the labels names it... lim. 450 , 6 panel digipack 2013 €14.00
RENALDO & THE LOAF Play Struve & Sneff (1979 Original) + Bali Hai 2012 do-CD re-issue of the very first album from 1979 by the "British Residents" (who had later 3 albums on Ralph Records) with a different/original mix (for the first time on CD), plus a bonus CD with a so far unpublished recording of the one and only live-show they ever played !! 2013 €20.00
Behind closed Curtains do-CD for the first time on CD: the "Tap dancing in Slush" EP and the "Behind closed Curtains" LP from 1978/1979 by the pre RENALDO & THE LOAF project, which were both never realized; plus bonus CD with very early previously unreleased recordings: "Rotcodism" 2014 €21.00
  Arabic Yodelling + Grain by Grain (for Accuracy) do-CD re-issue of their third album from 1983 (the second for Ralph Records), plus another CD of collected unfinished pieces and rare material rec. around the same time, all re-mastered from the original tapes 2015 €20.00
RENOU, CHRISTIAN Transfer LP very dense & intense soundscapes by the ex- (& now again) BRUME, using bell / metal sounds in a genius way, dark elecro-acoustic drone & almost cinematic atmospheres, powerful & melancholic...just great ! Ultra-limited vinyl-only album, hard to find Russian import; special die-cut cover with holes, lim. 198 copies only. The very first RENOU LP ! 2009 €25.00
RESIDENTS Meet the Residents CD re-issue of the legendary debut album from 1974 (Ralph Records) 2011 €12.50
  Residue of the Residents do-LP re-issue of LP from 1983 (Ralph Records) as a collection of rare & unreleased tracks, now with 14 additional bonus tracks (most tracks from the late 70's/early 80's period); feat. FRED FRITH and SNAKEFINGER, gatefold-cover, heavy vinyl 2014 €27.00
RESIDENTS / RENALDO & THE LOAF Title in Limbo CD RENALDO & THE LOAF did a "jam session" with THE RESIDENTS in 1981 which was later re-worked and released as LP in 1983 on Ralph Records - this is the first proper CD re-issue (re-mastered) of these highly obscure early 80's material, comes w. booklet feat rare photographs and lyrcis of all songs 2014 €14.50
RILEY, TERRY Les Yeux Fermes & Lifespan CD re-release of two film-soundtrack LPs from 1972 & 1974 2007 €14.00
RIMBAUD, ROBIN The Garden is full of Metal - Homage to DEREK JARMAN CD ROBIN RIMBAUD (aka SCANNER) created a very personal & intimate sound-sculpture dedicated to the great British film-maker DEREK JARMAN, using many of his own recordings (voice & fields)... "This music operates a certain unsettling, eerie magic on the listener, sneaking out of the speakers surreptitiously and filling the room like a sudden burst of sunlight. Even those unaware of Jarman's flicks will be moved." [NME] 2014 €13.00
RLW Fall Seliger Geister CD RLW continues his unique exploration into "unclassifiable" complex electronic music, finally a new full-length album, on the prolific DIRTER Promotions from UK; lim. 500 "japanese" mini-LP sleeve; 2013 €13.00
RODEN, STEVE Proximities CD absolutely stunning drone one-tracker (42+ min.) based on specific tunes from an old analog-synth that were played repeatedly in huge gallery rooms of the CHINATI FOUNDATION amidst 50 steel sculptures of DONALD JUDD, with additionally vocal hummings & natural hiss; fragile overlaying harmonic drone-rays creating a wonderful nostalgic, emotional atmosphere.... definitely one of his best albums, our highest praise! Lim. 500 2011 €13.50
A big Circle drawn with little Hands LP a new volume in the nice INI.ITU 12" series from Belgium, this time a full LP by the well-known Californian multimedia soundartist STEVE RODEN - comes with stunning full-colour cover & handnumbered to only 250 copies, act fast if interested !! 2012 €13.50
  Flower & Water CD "Words in the Shape of a Tree": for this album STEVE RODEN used original sounds of the very first Dragon's Eye release (a flexi 7" by GEORGE WINSTON with a blues-piano piece) => by cutting & re-framing the disc or putting objects on it he started a very 'physical' and ritualistic process of creating source material with 'temporary sculptures'... 2014 €13.00
ROIGK, STEFAN PARKANLAGE BOOK & CD catalogue with many colour-pictures of installation-works and texts in german & english, released on the occasion of the PARKPLATZ-exhibition (Wolfsburg, Juli-September 2006) from this german soundart-artist who was once active as KENOTAPH, K:EIM & SKALP. On the CD 63 minutes of material with highly abstract and nice droning musique concrete. To discover ! 2008 €10.00
ROSENBOOM, DAVID Brainwave Music CD re-issue of LP from 1975 from this American pioneer of experimental music (his second LP), comes with previously unreleased bonus track from 2001, Japan-import 2006 €17.00
ROZENHALL same CD material from the LPs "Eyeland" (2003) and "Miasmasun" (2001) with new liner notes 2008 €13.00
RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK / MAMA BÄR Mahnmal / Words are crying but don't English LP third part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited & numbered to 177 copies with handmade / assembled cover 2009 €23.00
RUTMAN, ROBERT 1939 CD re-release of the long deleted Pogus LP from 1989, plus bonus-material! Ethno-tribal & droning pieces created with tablas, buzz chimes, and RUTMANs self build "Single String Steel Cello" & his Tibetan monk-like voice 1998 €13.00
RYN (or R.Y.N.) Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy LP first LP for the glorious power-drone band from U.K.; comes in a great ornamental LP-sleeve (silk-screened) with diverse inlays & printed inner covers; numbered ed. 233 copies, 180gr. black vinyl 2010 €20.00
SATORI Kanashibari CD re-issue of the LP release by Dogma Chase, includes bonus-track 2008 €13.00
SAVAGE REPUBLIC Tragic Figures CD re-issue of the legendary debut-LP from 1982, plus two 7" releases from 82/83 ("Tragic Figure" & "Film Noir") and two rare compilation-tracks. Beautiful letter-pressed heavy cardboard cover. Edition of 1000 2002 €14.00
  Varvakios CD new album by the Californian cult-group recorded February 2012 in Athens, Greece, feat. BLAINE REININGER of TUXEDOMOON - a kind of sequel to the legendary CUSTOMS LP from 1989 ! 2012 €15.00
SCATTERED ORDER Prat Culture Plus CD re-issue of the debut-LP (1982) from the Australian experimental / electronic group; comes with the tracks from the first 7" (1981) and more unheard material; lim. 400 2009 €14.00
SCHAEFFER, PIERRE Le triedre fertile LP the only purely electronic work from PIERRE SCHAEFFER, composed/recorded 1975-1976, issued as LP on INA GRM in 1978; this re-issue is the first volume in a new series by EDITIONS MEGO, re-mastered material & new artwork by STEPHEN O'MALLEY !! 2012 €16.50
SCHLOSS TEGAL Oranur III. The Third and Final Report CD re-mastered re-issue of their maybe most well known album from 1995 (LP on Artware), influenced by WILHELM REICHs theories & experiments about the Orgon-energy, and UFO encounters... => dark droning masses of sound that seem to come from the otherworlds, cold, bleak & threatening... incl. 2 bonus tracks 2012 €12.00
SCHWARZ, ROBERT The Scale of Things LP "Die Natur ist das einzige immerwährende Menschenunmögliche" - multilayered 'musique concrete' drones created from nature recordings, following only the compositorial settings of nature / chaos, with a special focus on unheard hidden details.. great LP with phantastic floating yet 'concrete' sound layers by this soundartist from Vienna, lim. 300 2015 €16.00
SCHÄFER, HELMUT Thought Provoking III CD the final document by this Austrian composer (Graz) who died in 2007 and often collaborated with Z. KARKOWSKI => "Though Provoking III" is based on sounds coming from a self-built object/instrument made of church organ pipes and hair dryers (!), with help by percussionist WILL GUTHRIE & violinist ELISABETH GMIENER => slowly developing handplayed ambient noise with many concrete details, very nice.. the second track is a more noisy remix by KARKOWSKI! 2012 €13.00
SCOTT, SIMON (SIMON SCOTT) Navigare LP debut full-length release for this ex SLOWDIVE-member with beautiful transcendental drone-spheres, very ethereal and experimental ! LP-version comes with bonus-track 2009 €18.00
  Traba mini-LP 4-track mini LP by ex SLOWDIVE-member, the meeting of the "shoegazer"-past with drone; lim. 500 copies 2010 €11.50
SEMA (ROBERT HAIGH) Time will say nothing 4 x LP-Box re-issue of the four extremely rare SEMA-LPs that were released originally 1982-1984: "Notes from Underground", "Theme from Hunger", "Extract from Rosa Silber", and "Three Seasons Only", by this British artist and NURSE WITH WOUND collaborator 2012 €68.00
SERRIES, DIRK Microphonics VII LP collector's item (one-sided LP) in the "Microphonics" series, normally only available via mailorder from the label directly; recording from a live-show on the "Antwerp live looping festival" 31. May 2009; complete edition 300 copies, each 100 in white, silver & gold. We have silver & white at hand 2009 €16.00
  Microphonics I-V CD CD-version of first solo-LP from 2008; CD in Japanese style mini album cardboard sleeve with obi 2010 €13.50
SHEARER, RACHEL Fakerie DVD highly praised visualy by ex LOVELY MIDGET from New Zealand, "a digital seance of aural and visual sculptures"; incl. 20 page booklet 2008 €16.50
SIGHTINGS City of Straw CD extreme / experimental noise-rock from NYC, between transgression & a weird "Pop" music approach; LP version available for same price, please ask! 2010 €13.00
SIGILLUM S 23/20 CD 20th anniversary album (new material)! Different remixes & tracks than on the do-LP 2007 €14.00
SIGMARSSON, SIGTRYGGUR (BERG) For Einar Jonsson (1874-1954) BOOK & CD-R "I'm on holiday - From what? - .. everyting" - another lovely weird item by the lovely weird SIGTRYGGUR SIGMARSSON: a self published, full colour printed catalogue / magazine collecting all kinds of art (photos, drawing, paintings, poems) by him collected 1997-2014; edition of 100 numbered copies, the first 50 copies incl. a CD-R with a 14 min. shimmering drone piece dedicated to the Icelandic sculptor EINAR JONSSON; 56 pages, A4 format 2014 €16.00
SIGNER, ROMAN Kanalgeräusche LP first ever vinyl / sound release by the great Swiss conceptual artist famous for his "action sculptures", recordings were made 1982 in the River Steinach, St. Gallen, Switzerland; one-sided clear vinyl, lim. / numb. 300 2013 €30.00
SILVERMAN Elemental CD-R new solo album by the LPD-member, handmade photo-cover 2010 €13.00
Time on thin Ice CD "... and there's an eternity with wings. It's short and it's sweet, it laughs at the mirror and always is now." Very poetic new solo-album by the second LPD mainman, feat. ALENA BOYKOVA on melodica & E.KA-SPEL on percussion, tapes & voice. Dense, melancholic ambient soundscapes..comes in beautiful oversized glossy mini gatefold-cover 2010 €14.00
Dream Cell Deluxe do-CDR re-mastered re-issue of the maybe best known / debut solo-album (originally released 1995 on TeKa) by LPD founding member SILVERMAN; unavailable on CD for many years, this comes with one full CD-R of bonus tracks (some taken from the vinyl re-issue, some previously unreleased); a very refined and poetic form of cosmic ambience... 2012 €16.00
  Echo Piece CD-R re-found recordings (on very old cassettes) made by SILVERMAN in England in 1983 or 1984 in the LPD studio on harmonium, object noises & old piano strings flashing through a space echo... the foundations of what later became "The Tower", + two more pieces from the same period; "Was there ever a more personal Dots-related release"? 2015 €13.50
SINK Holy Testament do-CD the psychedelic black drone / ambient metal masters from Finland; CD-version of both "Holy Testament" LPs, lim. 500 2013 €17.50
  Holy Testament 2 LP second LP by the Finnish "metal/doom/droners", more melancholic/melodic as before but still with great droning "wall of sound" power !! Lim. 500 gatefold cover 2013 €17.00
SINN/RD One-legged tap Dancer 12inch very subtle & smooth guitar-drone post-rock with electronica & Krautrock influences, a project with CYRIL MONNARD (LARKIAN) from Switzerland, feat. JON ATTWOOD (YELLOW6); to discover! long play 12" / mini-LP (25+ min.) 2013 €12.50
SKELETON CREW Learn to Talk / The Country of Blinds do-CD "No one sounded like Skeleton Crew, ever" - re-issue of the two famous LPs from 1984 & 1986 by this unique "Rock In Oppositon"-group (FRED FRITH, TOM CORA, + ZEENA PARKINS for the 2nd album), this do-CD contains 10 bonus tracks not on the original LPs! 2005 €19.50
SKIN AREA / JARL La Petite Mort LP strong collaboration LP by Drone Rec. artist JARL (see MIND-01 LP) and the always impressing psycho-industrialists SKIN AREA both from Sweden => 4 tracks of eerie, minimal, pulsative industrial dronescapes with alienated/fragile voice, analysing the deepest drives, fears and guilt complexes of our unconsciousness.. really disturbing stuff! Lim. 220, comes with 13 thick/oversized colour artwork cards by MARTIN BLADH of IRM /SKIN AREA. Masterpiece! 2014 €20.00
SKULLFLOWER Kino II: Form Destroyer CD re-issue of the the Broken Flag LP "Form Destroyer" from 1989 (6 tracks), plus two rare & two previously unreleased tracks 2013 €15.00
SLITHER Alien Column LP debut full-length LP of Michigan based duo, a stunning mixture of rumbling dark drones, low-fi industrial & jazz-elements, very creepy & dark & well structured; lim. 240 2009 €17.00
SMALL THINGS ON SUNDAYS Searching for LP first LP for this promising Danish ambient project, opening up spaces for the inner phantasy, working extremely subtle with synths & guitars, turntables, viola, laptops - based on loopy improvisations most tracks have been carefully re-arranged, airy ambience with some abstract elements appearing, with a beautiful tranquilized basic mood... somewhere between OÖPHOI, FENNESZ and ZOVIET FRANCE? Lim. 250 2013 €15.00
SMEGMA Glamour Girl 1941 + Pigface Chant CD re-issue of first LP & and a 7" from 1979 (LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY) 1997 €13.00
I am not an Artist 6 x LP-Box / DVD-BOX early releases (3 x 7"es and 2 LPs) and other rare stuff from compilations and MCs, plus DVD "10 years wasted" (originally released as Video 1983) 2010 €95.00
Mirage LP NEW material, SMEGMA does "the impossible" again, 38 years after their start; LP features exclusive material 2010 €18.50
  Natterings Naybobs of Negativity CD re-issue of a legendary SMEGMA LP (from 1988, on the legendary Dead Man's Curve label from UK) - free instrumental noise (rock) mixed with weird samples & vocals, somewhere between NEGATIVLAND and NIHILIST SPASM BAND; comes with the studio-side of the hard to find "Morass" MC (Soleilmoon 1988) as bonus; comes with 8p booklet 2007 €14.00
SMEGMA / KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU split LP second part in the HJULER/MAMA BÄR split LP series with 12 different artist, each LP is limited to 177 copies with handmade cover; this one is a painting from MAMA BÄR. SMEGMA has three tracks here, one from 1975 (!), others with JOHN WIESE 2009 €23.00
SOLUMENATA From Gehenna to Elysian Fields CD-R Drone Records artist ALLAN ZANE(aka WYRM, see DR-99) is working now together with LIZ LANG and PBK as SOLUMENATA; after the "Aeriform" LP and "Aeriform Redux" CD this is the third release, a one hour one-tracker of spheric, choral experimental ambience with a special 'nautical', waving undertone... very nice! lim./numb. 100 copies only in slim plastic CD box 2015 €9.00
SONDE En Ondes CD archive recordings made 1980-1986 by this legendary Montreal-based experimental collective (with ROBIN MINARD, etc.) => field recordings & object noises, sounds from sound-sculptures, contemplative-concrete improvisations.. 2007 €15.00
  En Concert CD live 1977-1978 / re-edition of LP from 1978 - the Canadian impro ensemble working on self-buildt instruments, many made from metal sheets.. somewhere between BERTOIA, NOISE MAKERS FIFES & AMM?? excellent, daring, mysterious stuff! 2007 €14.00
SONIC YOUTH Goodbye 20th Century do-LP gatefold cover. pieces by CAGE, REICH, OLIVEROS, JAMES TENNEY, etc. performed by S.Y. with help by JIM O'ROURKE, C.MARCLAY, etc. 1999 €19.50
SPK Paradiso CD unreleased live material from May 1987, recorded at the 'Paradiso' in Amsterdam during the "Zamia Lehmanni" tour; a 24 track digital soundboard recording, great quality, feat. also tracks from the "Off the Deep End" 12" and "Oceania" LP; 10 tracks / 66 min. 2014 €13.00
  Working Cycle Transmission 5 x LP-BOX + 10inch the three live CDs ("Field Report San Francisco", "Case Studies London" and "Paradiso Amsterdam") spread on five LPs + one 10", in a beautiful box! Previously unreleased mixing desk recordings (24 track DAT); lim. 400 2015 €80.00
STABAT MORS / RICHARD RAMIREZ Hideous Bliss LP Finally out this split-LP feat. the last recorded piece from STABAT MORS (before the self chosen death of main member CHRISTIAN KÖHLER) named "HEGELS TOD" (2006) and "BILD UND TOD NACH DERRIDA", recorded live July 2004 at "Neues Museum Weserburg" in Bremen - unique "philosophical" harsh noise, incl. a cryptic text by C.K. on the inlay, who wrote his doctoral thesis in Culture Science around the PETER GREENAWAY-film "PROSPEROS BOOKS". Cover shows two of C.K.s paintings!! Lim. 289 copies 2010 €12.00
STAPLERFAHRER Treetops LP first STAPLERFAHRER-LP on new label from Groningen / NL 2007 €12.00
STAPLETON, STEVEN & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN Painting with Priests CD a live recording of a unique concert (46 min.) from Nov. 2009 that took place in an ancient synagogue in Ivrea, Italy; "engaged in a near telepathic mysterious one-to-one improvisation, where textural worlds merge.." the CD version comes in a Japanese-style mini gatefold sleeve and has an different mix than the LP & different artwork 2015 €18.00
STRAFE FÜR REBELLION Pianoguitar CD after the recently released unique sounding "Sulphur" we can offer this (the only other available S.f.R. CD at the moment) for a special price: genre-crossing abstract / free anti-muzak, performed on homemade instruments & objects & electronics without sounding just improvised or accidental, full of surprising arrangements... contains 26 tracks that are all named after phrases appearing in musical buisness contracts; a lovely weird & demanding album that still doesn't sound outdated after so many years !! 1995 €10.00
SUBINTERIOR The Chrysalis Secret CD-R back in stock last copies, first album on AFE for the great Italian "dream drone" project (known from the doLP on Denovali); lim. 100 full-colour cardboard cover; SOLD OUT at the label 2006 €12.00
SUBLAMP Orphan Horns CD-R newest self-released work by this "experimental digi-ambience" artist from L.A., eruptive & oceanic drone-waves & sculptures with enough mesmerizing rawness, somewhere between TIM HECKER and YANN NOVAK maybe... 2012 €9.00
SUBOTNICK , MORTON Electronic Works CD three multichannel electronic works by the famous US composer: the phantastic, almost undescribable "Touch" from 1969 for 4-channel tape, "A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur" (1978) for 8-channel tape (both re-mastered from analog tapes), "Gestures: It begins with Colors" (2001) for 5.1 Surround Sound (his last electronic work), comes with 24 page booklet 2001 €15.00
SUDDEN INFANT My Life's a Gunshot 4 x LP collection of 49 rare & unreleased tracks from the last 20 years of this radical project; two fold out double LPs, cover-paintings by JOKE LANZ, plus 4 page essay by GX JUPITTER-LARSEN (THE HATERS); vinyl only release lim. 500 2010 €49.00
SUNN O))) Oracle LP two long tracks in collab with NYC-sculptor BANKS VIOLETTE, only available on vinyl! 180gr pressings, gatefold-cover, thick printed innersleeves, greatly designed! (only black vinyl available). 2007 €16.00
  Kannon CD three new studio tracks by the drone metal gurus, coming back to their main characteristics: the massive guitar-bass work of STEPHEN O'MALLEY and GREG ANDERSON, continuing the path of the "classic" SUNN O))) sound.. "Abyssic atmospheres of vast grinding drones. Layered, liturgic cavernous ritual. Gorgeously sculpted feedback flowmotion" [AQ Rec.] 2015 €13.00
SUNROOF! Spitting Gold Zebras CD lim. 250 ! MATTHEW BOWER-project (SKULLFLOWER) with help of MARC ORLEANS (SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN), MICK FLOWER (VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA), and C.SPENCER (BURNING STAR CORE) 2007 €13.00
SVARTSINN Of Darkness and Re-Creation CD re-issue of second SVARTSINN-album from 2003; new artwork, new mastering & bonus-track, mini-LP styled sleeve, lim. 500 copies 2010 €13.00
SWANS Filth (Deluxe ed.) 3 x CD re-issue of their famous first LP from 1983 (transcending the New York noise rock sound at that time) in a luxus-edition with masses of bonus-material (rare studio & live at various locations 1982-1984), this the definite document of the early SWANS sound; incl. 16 pages booklet with lyrics and rare photos 2015 €21.50
  The Glowing Man 3 x LP "The final album by the Swans. Finally, Peace." [MICHAEL GIRA] - 8 tracks spread on 3 LPs with three epic pieces over 20 minutes, sounding more atmospheric, dense and hypnotic as before.... "The love in his music is as terrible as it is beautiful, a wrenching act of spiritual determination." [Pitchfork] 2016 €30.00
TACTILE Deep Immersion Electronics do-LP the last ever recordings of COIL-collaborator JOHN EVERALL, recorded in Summer 2014 when his was already suffering from terminal cancer (he died Sept. 2014)....nine tracks entitled "DIE I - IX" with very pure & "empty" minimal analog synth tones, drones & sharp sequenced patterns... "'a sonic outpouring in the midst of an extreme physical and emotional condition." white vinyl, with download code, great artwork by PETE GREENING (whose paintings are known from our DRONE-MIND LP series!!) 2015 €32.50
TAKAHASHI, YUJI plays JOHN CAGE: Sonatas and Interludes CD re-issue of the first two FYLKINGEN LPs from 1966: CAGE's "Sonatas and Interludes" (1946-1948) performed by YUJI TAKAHASHI in 1965, "an attempt to express in music the 'permanent emotions' of Indian tradition"; radical prepared piano sounds & structures ! 1997 €12.50
TARENTEL Ghetto Beats on the Surface of the Sun (Vol.1) LP first part of four limited 12" LP series 2006 €17.50
  Ghetto Beats on the Surface of the Sun (Vol.4) LP fourth part of four limited 12" LP series // www.musicfellowship.com 2007 €17.50
TAZARTES, GHEDALIA Granny awards LP previously unpublished LP re-discovered in the archives, feat. 6 tracks recorded in the early 80's; lim. 450 2011 €19.50
TBC / REZNICEK 6 Hydrografien / Naßklickersprudel CD-R now available the CDR-version (very handmade jewel-case covers) from the deleted LP / MC from 1998 2009 €10.00
TELEPHERIQUE Bionik / Biomimetik LP & CD lim. 499 on the now defunct LAUB RECORDS label, with CD-cover sticked on LP sleeve; special price ! 2004 €10.00
TESTCARD # 1 : POP UND DESTRUKTION BOOK wieder auf Lager, die erste legendäre TESTCARD-Ausgabe mit Artikeln über "Industrial Music", LAIBACH, NON, THIS HEAT, VIVENZA, Wiener Aktionismus, GG ALLIN, SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABs, MASAMI AKITA (MERZBOW) über Anti-Schallplatten, Fluxus, Monthy Python, Death Metal & Grindcore, ANTONIN ARTAUD, etc.. essentiell !! 1995 €14.50
TEXT OF LIGHT Un Pranzo favoloso CD the experimental impro / noise - project of LEE RANALDO (SONIC YOUTH), ALAN LICHT, TIM BARNES and ULRICH KRIEGER played live to STAN BRAKHAGE movies in May 2005 in Pordenone, Italy => on guitar-electronics-sax-drums-percussion unusual and irrecognizable rough sounds were created, forming a most abstract & dynamic soundsculpture... 2006 €10.00
TEXT OF LIGHT / MY CAT IS AN ALIEN Cosmic Debris Vol. 1 CD CD-reissue of the deleted LP ! // www.asilentplace.it 2007 €13.00
THE NORMAN CONQUEST / AGNES SZELAG nadir / ZENIT LP on this split LP, two artists from the U.S. (also known as DOKURO) are working ONLY with vintage analog monophonic synthesizers recorded to analog tape - resulting in layers of warm & harmonic cosmic ambiences, carefully pulsing & evolving.... lim. 300, with download code 2012 €15.00
THE NORTH SEA Bloodlines LP dark experimental electronics from BRAD ROSE with help from MIKE WEIS (drummer of ZELIENOPLE) 2010 €16.50
  Bloodlines CD dark experimental electronics from BRAD ROSE with help from MIKE WEIS (drummer of ZELIENOPLE) 2010 €16.00
THE WORK Slow Crimes CD re-issue of LP from 1982 2006 €14.00
  Rubber Cage CD re-issue of LP from 1991 2006 €14.00
THIS HEAT Deceit CD re-issue from second regular LP from 1981. Remastered 2001 2006 €14.00
  same CD re-release of groundbreaking first THIS HEAT-LP from 1979. re-mastered. digipack 2006 €14.00
THOROFON Maximum Punishment Solutions / Littleton CD re-issue of the first LP from 1997 (StateArt) by this German "TerrorPop"-band feat. GENEVIEVE PASQUIER, who have been called the "German SPK"; also included are the Littleton 7" (1999) and two other rare / unreleased tracks ! Lim. 500 2010 €15.00
  Targets 12inch 6-track mini-LP with hypnotic / minimal Industrial Pop, second release after their return; comes in special package with huge "target paper" / poster-cover, and mp3 download code 2012 €13.50
THROBBING GRISTLE Heathen Earth CD re-release of 'Heathen Earth' LP from 1980 plus 2 7"-only bonus- tracks (Adrenalin & Subhuman) 1991 €15.00
The Second Annual Report do-CD re-issue of the first TG-LP from 1977 (Industrial Records IR0002), the very first "Industrial"-album, inventing a new music-style & subcultural movement! Re-mastered by CHRIS CARTER, comes with bonus-CD with a selection of live recordings from the TG24 archive 2011 €18.50
20 Jazz Funk Greats do-CD re-issue of the third TG-LP from 1979 (Industrial Records IR0008), their "electronic/rhythmic" album that influenced generations of techno-artists; re-mastered by CHRIS CARTER ; third in a series of five TG-albums to be released this winter, comes with bonus-CD with a selection of live recordings from the TG24 archive, and the DISCIPLINE 12" 2011 €16.50
Heathen Earth LP re-issue of the fourth "official" TG LP from 1980 (Industrial Records IR0009); re-mastered by CHRIS CARTER, comes with 8 page full colour booklet feat. some previously unpublished materials; gatefold-cover; RE PRESSED NOW 2011 €18.50
Heathen Earth do-CD re-issue of the fourth "official" TG LP from 1980 (Industrial Records IR0009); re-mastered by CHRIS CARTER, comes with 8 page full colour booklet feat. some previously unpublished materials; comes with bonus-CD with a selection of live recordings from the TG24 archive, and the "Subhuman" and "Adrenalin" 7" versions 2011 €16.50
Greatest Hits - Entertainment through Pain do-CD re-issue of this collection originally released on LP 1980 (Rough Trade); re-mastered by CHRIS CARTER, comes with 8 page full colour booklet feat. some previously unpublished materials; comes with bonus-CD with a selection of live recordings from the TG24 archive, plus two previously unreleased mixes from the 1980s: "The Old Man Smiled (Alternative Mix)" and "AB/7A (Alt Mix) !! 2011 €16.50
  Rafters: Throbbing Gristle Psychic Rally CD official re-issue of the bootleg LP with a live recording made 4. Dec. 1980 in Manchester at RAFTERS, incl. 'Something came over me' and 'Discipline' 2011 €13.00
TIETCHENS, ASMUS Geboren um zu dienen CD re-release of LP from 1986 (Discos Esplendor Geometrico), his legendary "Industrial" album; incl. three bonus tracks and new liner-notes from TIETCHENS 2006 €15.00
Litia CD re-release of LP from 1983 w. bonus material 2004 €15.00
Zwingburgen des Hedonismus / Mysterien des Hafens CD re-release of these two one-side / split-LP pieces from 1987/1988. First ed. 600 copies 2006 €15.00
Notturno CD re-release of LP from 1987 (Discos Esplendor Geometrico), 10th part in the re-release-series, ed of 600 2007 €15.00
Aus Freude am Elend CD 11th part in the re-issue series; originally as LP on DOM in 1988; includes two previously unreleased tracks, ed. of 600 2008 €15.00
Das Vieh und sein Vater CD hard to find CD with 18 tracks ranging from 1981-1995 that appeared on MC-only and LP-compilations, many rare tracks! 1996 €13.00
Adventures in Sound / Nachtstücke do-CD re-release of "Nachtstücke" LP (1980) and very early material from 1965-1969. First part of re-release series 2003 €18.00
Marches Funebres CD re-issue of LP from 1989 (& 13th part of re-release series); comes with full colour poster booklet, reproduction of the original artwork & bonus-track "Grünschattiger Nachmittag" from 1979; lim. 600 2010 €15.00
Stupor Mundi CD re-issue of LP from 1989 (Discos Esplendor Geometrico), plus 4 previously unreleased bonus-tracks, lim. 600 (part 14 in the ongoing series of re-releasing all TIETCHENS vinyls 1980-1991) 2012 €15.00
Nachtstücke LP finally a vinyl re-issue of his very first solo LP from 1980 with recordings from 1975-1978 made on MOOG Sonic Six and Minimoog, produced by PETER BAUMANN (TANGERINE DREAM); strange harmonic ghostly synth-music, revealing even a dark romantic character... 2014 €18.50
  4K7+ 5 x CD BOX re-issue of the four first TIETCHENS Cassettes released in early 80's (also on the "4K7" LP box by VOD), plus unreleased material from the 70's called "Musik von der Halde" on the 5th bonus CD; comes with booklet in cardboard box, lim. 400 2015 €42.00
TIETCHENS, ASMUS & ROLF ZANDER Tarpenbek CD & 12inch BOX collectors item! LP-box with 12 high quality prints of etchings (+ some more inlays) by visual artist ROLF ZANDER ~ for each of the 12 tracks on the CD ~ inspired many years ago by the structures of the small north-german river TARPENBEK, the visuals were used by TIETCHENS as grounding for his hyper minimal & subtle compositions ~ very nice project comining "real nature" topography, visual & acoustic art; lim. 300 2012 €45.00
TIETCHENS, ASMUS / OKKO BEKKER E CD re-issue of the remarkable collab LP from 1988 with the two tracks from the bonus 7" and two more unreleased tracks; lim. 600 with poster-booklet, new photos and liner notes; lim. 600 2015 €14.00
TOBACCONISTS! Smoking is Green LP & CD first LP by the duo of SCOTT FOUST (IDEA FIRE COMPANY, etc..) and FRANS DE WAARD (KAPOTTE MUZIEK, BEEQUEEN, etc..) containing studio versions of their 2009 tour pieces... lim. 365 copies, contains bonus CD of their radio drama piece "Smoking Is Green: A Radiophonic Opera In Four Cigarettes" for dutch radio 2012 €22.00
TOLL Christ knows CD re-issue of LP from 1986 (Broken Flag BFV07) with classic British old school Industrial, feat. TIM GANE (STEREOLAB), PAUL LEMOS (CONTROLLED BLEEDING), and PACIFIC 231. Remastered & with three previously unreleased bonus tracks 2006 €12.50
TONIUTTI, GIANCARLO La Mutazione CD re-issue of the BROKEN FLAG LP / MC from 1985, his very first album! Comes with bonus track and updated artwork 2009 €14.50
TOOP, DAVID Lost Shadows: In Defence of the Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978) do-CD recordings from 1978 of YANOMAMI ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds, when DAVID TOOP was travelling to the Amazon jungle to meet the fascinating tribe...comes with 40 page booklet with text by DAVID TOOP about the journey, and pictures & lots of additional audio compared to the LP version 2015 €16.00
TORAL, RAFAEL Space Solo 1 LP LP-version of the Quecksilber CD from 2007; edition of 500, 200gr vinyl 2008 €13.50
TORTURING NURSE / EZCATON Eternal Foreshadowed / In Humana Ombra Solitaria 7inch split 7" on this French underground noise label by the Chinese masters of harsh noise from Shanghai & the "nekronoise" project EZCATON from Italy; sick sounds for sick braincells! Orange vinyl, lim.200 , handmade wallpaper cover 2012 €7.00
TOY BIZARRE kdi dctb 071 (TB plays DSM) CD-EP TOY BIZARRE remixes old basic material from DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE for a truly fascinating sound-collage with changes and transforms with every second, very rough electronic sounds are somehow tamed and sculptured, all the time filled with a vivid inner movement and energy... a one-tracker of almost 20 min. - lim. 100 only - professionally duplicated CDR and cover 2014 €10.00
TROUM Autopoiesis / Nahtscato CD finally a CD version / re-issue of the two vinyl-only releases AUTOPOIESIS (pic-LP from 2004) and NAHTSCATO (12" from 2005); plus two unreleased versions / bonus-tracks recorded 2003; 6-panel digipack, edition of 500 copies 2010 €12.00
TROUM VS. NID Ignis Sacer LP live in Braunschweig, Germany, Sept. 2001, ed. of 399 copies. TROUM with help of NID on the "Ignis Sacer"-tour. last copies 2007 €15.00
TUMORCHESTER Autohimmelfahrt LP first LP for this "free style/avantgarde-punk/no wave" band from Hamburg existing since 1998, using bass-saxophon-percussion-stylofon-violin-voice-guitar-electronics; powerful, angry stuff ! 2002 €12.00
UBEBOET Spectra CD-R first album by this Spanish drone-artist, soon to be featured on Drone Records (new LP series 'DRONE-MIND / MIND-DRONE'), so watch out, this is highly recommended dreamy & wavy Drone-Muzak !! 2007 €10.00
  Archival LP advanced organic drone-spherics from this Spanish project, so visionary & emotional; first LP-release on MOVING FURNITURE, lim. 200; highly recommended for "transcendental drone" lovers !! 2010 €18.50
UNDER THE SNOW The Background Noise LP collector's item, lim. 86 only - the project of Italians STEFANO GENTILE & GIANLUCA FAVARON on a one-sided (grey marbled) LP with intimate / concrete micro-sounds, raw single guitar tones & subtle drones.. nice fold out cover & postcard 2013 €16.00
UNIVERS ZERO Univers Zero CD remastered re-issue of the debut-LP from 1977; contains long bonus track "La Faulx"; the beginning of their unique dark & powerful "chamber-prog" style 2008 €16.00
V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) CALIFORNIA 10xLP-BOX massive boxset w. 20 Californian noise-artists, each covering 1 LP side: JOE COLLEY, GX JUPITTER-LARSEN, SOLID EYE, JOHN WIESE, DAMION ROMERO, CONTROL, YELLOW SWANS, and many more... lim. 1000 and to be sold out soon 2006 €78.00
Construction Sonor do-CD on one CD field recordings made in swiss alpes underground-railway tubes & shafts by BERND SCHURER (ex DAS ERDWERK, etc..) , 2nd CD remixes by LUIGI ARCHETTI, BORIS BLANK / YELLO, ERIK M., FENNESZ, SEELENLUFT, GUENTER MUELLER / TOMAS KOERBER, etc... comes with poster & nicely designed !! back in stock, still to discover !! 2003 €17.50
Floating Foundation Vol. 1 CD back in stock, sound sculptures by artist who are working in the field of "plastic arts" too: JANEK SCHAEFER, MAIN, C. CHARLES, STEPHEN VITIELLO, KURT RALSKE 2002 €13.00
Myths 3 CD re-issue of this legendary comp. originally released as LP in 1987 / CD in 1989 / JON HASSELL, HAROLD BUDD, GAVIN BRYARS, LES ARCHIVES SONORES SUB ROSA 1989 €13.00
Oscotarach do-LP 1 band per side: SKALPELL, SPHERICAL DISRUPTED, CARSTEN VOLLMER, HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY. lim. 500, heavy vinyl, special sewed tissue-cover. back in stock this collection of german / swiss industrial tunes.. 2005 €16.50
Radiation CD-R lim. 300 / oversized cardboard-cover / STABAT MORS, BARADELAN, NARBENERDE, DAWN PROJEKT, GOVERNMENT ALPHA, I.S.ISABELLA, XOTOX, SEKTOR, etc.. 2005 €10.00
RECORDS ARE NOT FOR BAKING [RANFB] (Full Subscription) 12 x 12inch subscription ed. lim. 200 / 6 x 12" plus 6 picture LPs only for subscribers!!! Contains also poster & original artwork. with: NURSE WITH WOUND, IRR.APP(EXT.), LA STPO, FRIDAY GROUP, BRUNNEN, CHRISTUS & THE COSMONAUGHTS. LAST FULL COPY IN STOCK - SPECIAL OFFER NOW! (the cover image shown here is from the IRR.APP(ext.) pic ed!!) 2005 €300.00
Text-Sound Compositions. A Stockholm Festival 5 x CD-Box re-release of deleted LPs released between 1968 to 1977. With LARS-GUNNAR BODIN, HENRI CHOPIN, BOB COBBING, FRANCOIS DUFRENE, STEN HANSON, BERNHARD HEIDSICK, AKE HODELL, and many more... incl. 60 page booklet, comes in nice box !! 2005 €45.00
THISCONNECTED CD COLUMN ONE, DELPHIUM, TROUM, MIMETIC, BOURBONESE QUALK, etc. lim. 500 2002 €10.00
Wahrnehmungen 1980 / 1981 3xLP-BOX Rare Material of the P.D.-members on this pre-SELEKTION-Label: DER APATHISCHE ALPTRAUM, P16.D4, ERTRINKEN VAKUUM, KURZSCHLUSS, PERMUTATIVE DISTORSION, LLL .... comes with extra-covers in the box & booklet. lim. & numb. 500 2005 €45.00
Abschied aus Berne MC cassette-version of this long deleted LP from 1995. Exclusive material from the experimental Hamburg-scene: ASMUS TIETCHENS, TBC, KLANGKRIEG, Y-TON-G, G. REZNICEK, and others.. 1995 €6.50
Untitled. A Tribute to Zdzislaw Beksinski CD compilation dedicated to the polish painter & sculptor Z. BEKSINSKI, who was murdered in Febr. 2005 in Warsaw. Includes 12 postcards with replicas of his dark & surrealistic paintings (all untitled). Unreleased tracks by: ASMOROD, CONTEMPLATRON, DESIDERII MARGINIS, GUSTAF HILDEBRAND, HIS DIVINE GRACE, HYBRYDS, INADE, JOB KARMA, KRATONG, NECROPHORUS, SVARTSINN, ZENIAL. Very beautiful edition (oversized map-cover), recommended! 2007 €15.00
Roulette Russe pour un peu de Caviar CD russian compilation for the "Bruit de la neige"-Festival April 2007: NOISES OF RUSSIA, KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK, HUM, INSTANT MOVIE COMBINATIONS, CISFINITUM, EXIT IN GREY, BARDOSENETICCUBE, MOSCOW LAPTOP ORCHESTRA, ALEXEY BORISOV, INTERIOR DISPOSITION, CD-R, KOLPAKOPF... 2007 €13.00
FRANNCE 3 x CDR 3 CDRs of exclusive tracks by 45 international artists from the "experimental drone folk & beyond" scene:... UTON, SILVESTER ANFANG, FURSAXA, TANAKH, TOM CARTER, BLACK FOREST/BLACK SEA, BEN REYNOLDS, VOLCANO THE BEAR, GIANLUCA BECUZZI & FABIO ORSI, etc etc.. ed. of 300, comes in a wallpaper-cover, sold out at the label ! 2007 €18.00
This Infernal Love of Life CD re-issue of an LP from 1989 feat. swedish artists only (TOPYSCAN) (except Karkowski), feat. OMALA (who worked with JOHN FRYER - THIS MORTAL COIL, and GRAHAM LEWIS - WIRE, as HE SAID OMALA), WHITE STAINS (who collaborated with PSYCHIC TV often), PHAUSS, Z. KARKOWSKI. Edition of 500 2008 €13.00
TESTAMENT CD CD-version of the legendary Industrial & Noise-series (LP from 1988 with different material); tracks by ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE, THOMAS DIMUZIO, MICHAEL PRIME, RLW, JOHN WIGGINS, KOJI MARUTANI, JEROME NOETINGER, etc.; soon to be rare 1993 €12.00
Risveglio Di Una Citta (In Memory of Luigi Russolo) 6 x CD-R / book another RUSSOLO memorial release but this one is really special: a handmade full-colour A4"book" with many photos, paintings, two essays (one by JEAN-MARC VIVENZA) on the subject, and 6 CDRs with new material by CRIA CUERVOS, LIEUTENANT CARAMEL, BIG CITY ORCHESTRA, HEAD58m, GOVERMENT ALPHA, HYWARE. Numbered. ed. 160 copies 2008 €33.00
Things that happened do-CDR five complete recordings from concerts that have happened in Hamburg 2005 & 2006: AUDIBLE PAIN (harsh ponding analogue industrial noise), NOTSTANDSKOMITEE vs TBC (chaotic anarcho-noise impro), WÄLDCHENGARTEN (great 35 min recording of their show at HÖRBAR in May 2005!), GOVERNMENT ALPHA (piercing analogue Jap harsh noise), PRAYING FOR OBLIVION (short but extreme voice-processions); comes in silk-screened LP cover with cardboard plate & 4-panel A4 inlay poster; numbered ed. of 100 copies 2010 €17.50
Ekhnaton CD re-mastered re-issue of LP compilation from 1984 presenting the Italian experimental scene at that time: T.A.C., TASADAY, MAZE 1066, EVITAXAL 2010 €12.50
I.D. Art # 2 CD re-issue of very early / rare LP (1976) from the LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY (not included on the 10 CD set released some time ago); 44 pieces, lots of obscurities 2007 €13.00
DRONE-MIND // MIND-DRONE Vol. 1 : HALO MANASH, UBEBOET, JARL, B*TONG (SOLD OUT) LP the NEW LP-series from Drone Records, dedicated to the Drones of the World, and the Drones of our Minds. Each LP features four artists from the international drone-scene and is limited to 500 copies, pressed on four different vinyl-colours. Volume 1: UBEBOET (Spain), HALO MANASH (Finland), B°TONG (Suisse), JARL (Sweden). Stunning artwork paintings by British artist PETE GREENING, design by NINA KERNICKE (ALL SIDES). RELEASE-DATE: 5. DECEMBER 2011 !! 2011 €15.00  
DRONE-MIND // MIND-DRONE Vol. 2 LP x 4 for the LUNATIC COLLECTORS: get all four vinyl colours of the second Drone Rec LP for a special price- as long as they're available! Vinyl-colours each 125x: RED & BLACK MIXED // SOLID SILVER MIXED WITH BLACK // WHITE, SOLID BLUE & TRANSPARENT GREEN MIXED // CHRYSTAL CLEAR WITH BLUE AND BLACK 2012 €50.00
Japanoise of Death I+II do-CD / metal box collectors item in a die-cut metal-box! Only Japanese noise acts, compiled by KOJI TANO & SHINICHI SHIKADA, with: MSBR, KK NULL, INCAPACITANS, K2, MASONNA, HIJOKAIDAN, GOVERNMENT ALPHA, AUBE, ASTRO, NORD, etc. etc. - 26 tracks of ecstatic noise ! Lim. 300 - original released in two parts in 2003 2008 €24.50
Rising from the Red Sand Vol. 1 - 5 5 x LP-BOX re-issue of the set of legendary MC compilations (1982/83 by THIRD MIND) with the 'creme de la creme' of the early (post)industrial & tape undergrund movement => "a five hour Encyclopedia Industrialis" (Frans de Waard); with: METAMORPHOSIS (anyone remembering this amazing project??), P16.D4, FIVE OR SIX, SECTION 25, HULA, DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS, MUSLIMGAUZE, NURSE WITH WOUND, LPD, TEST DEPARTMENT, etc. etc.; comes in luxurious LP box with golden embossing 2013 €85.00
DRONE-MIND // MIND-DRONE Vol. 3 LP x 4 for the ILLUMINATED COLLECTORS: get all four vinyl colours of the third Drone Rec LP for a special price- as long as they're available! Vinyl-colours each 125x : RED YELLOW MIXED // CLEAR WHITE MIXED // WHITE & GREEN MIXED // BLACK 2013 €50.00
INVENTIONEN VII : 30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 do-CD & DVD-BOX great jubilee edition of the Berlin based 'new music' festival with 310 min.(!) of dolby surround material on the DVD feat. mainly exclusive long pieces / recordings by HANS TUTSCHKU (genius!), IANNIS XENAKIS (from 1982!), FRANCIS DHOMONT, HANNA HARTMAN, GILLES GOBEIL, etc.. + a 75 min. recording of a TREVOR WISHART piece (2010), plus CD re-issues of three very early deleted Ed. RZ LPs: RICARDO MANDOLINI (1982) and the two INVENTIONEN LPs from 1985; comes in nice box with 68p. booklet !! 2012 €29.00
Presque Rien CD-R 42 artists were asked to compose a piece under 2 minutes based on the words "presque rien" (= "almost nothing"), taken from a phrase by FRANCIS PONGE ('Le verre d'eau', 1948) - a curious compilation with curious results, and many unknown names to explore, for example: BRUNO DUPLANT, D'INCISE, DARIUS CIUTA, DELPHINE DORA, EVA-MARIA HOUBEN, JAMIE DROUIN, KEITH ROWE, LUCIO CAPECE, MICHAEL PISARO, etc. etc.. numbered ed. of 120 copies, 80 min. playtime!! 2013 €11.00
  DRONE-MIND // MIND-DRONE Vol. 4 LP x 4 get all FOUR vinyl colours of the fourth Drone Rec LP for a special price, feat: JEREMIE MATHES (France), KIRILL PLATONKIN (Russia), ILIOU PERSIS (Portugal), and ROMAN KHARKOVSKY (pseudonym for a drone ambient newcomer from Pakistan!); lim. 400, each vinyl colour 100 x ! 2015 €50.00
VAINIO, MIKA & KOUHEI MATSUNAGA split LP first release in a four record feature on the work of Berlin based artist KOUHEI MATSUNAGA; here sharing one LP with the PAN SONIC half 2010 €18.50
VASILISK Whirling Dervishes LP re-mastered re-issue of the very first VASILISK LP from 1987 (Eskimo Rec. Japan) - a true collectors item, the perfect link between post-industrial, ethno and soft ambience; lim. 150 copies on coloured vinyl, containing one rare bonus-track 2014 €20.00
Whirling Dervishes CD re-mastered re-issue of the very first VASILISK LP from 1987 (Eskimo Rec. Japan) - a true collectors item, the perfect link between post-industrial, ethno and soft ambience; containing one rare bonus-track; lim. 350 2014 €13.00
Mkwaju LP re-mastered re-issue of the second VASILISK LP from 1988 (Eskimo Rec. Japan) - a masterpiece of experimental ritual music - lim. 150 copies coloured vinyl, contains one rare bonus-track 2014 €20.00
Mkwaju CD re-mastered re-issue of the second VASILISK LP from 1988 (Eskimo Rec. Japan) - a masterpiece of experimental ritual music - CD version lim. 350 copies 2014 €13.00
Acqua LP re-mastered re-issue of the third VASILISK LP from 1989 (Musica Maxima Magnetica) - great percussive ethno-ambience, now developed to its full beauty... lim. 150 copies coloured vinyl, contains one so far unreleased bonus-track 2014 €20.00
  Acqua CD re-mastered re-issue of the third VASILISK LP from 1989 (Musica Maxima Magnetica) - great percussive ethno-ambience, now developed to its full beauty... lim. 350 copies 2014 €13.00
VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA Joka Baya LP one of three new LP released simultaneously by the "ecstatic drone" cult project from UK !! Lim. ed., act fast if interested!! 2009 €16.00
The Secret Base LP one of three new LP released simultaneously by the "ecstatic drone" cult project from UK !! Lim. ed., act fast if interested!! 2009 €16.00
  Smoke Song LP one of three new LP released simultaneously by the "ecstatic drone" cult project from UK !! Lim. ed., act fast if interested!! 2009 €16.00
VIPCANCRO Tropico CD second album (after the XAX LP) by this Italian drone-noise / ambient collective; very low fi & flowing feedbackin' stuff that morphs & shifts, based on guitar-sounds, synths, voices, etc... raw drones with a touch of mystery, drifting more and more into otherworlds... recommended ! 2010 €12.00
VIVENZA Realites Servomecaniques LP one of the true "Industrial" records finally re-issued (originally as LP 1984), this is the real machine-sound! glossy cover, numbered & stamped edition of 500 copies, original masters have been re-worked & improved! RED VINYL! (re-press of 200 copies as 200 of the BLACK vinyl have been destroyed) 2009 €21.50
Veriti Plastici LP third part of the first works of VIVENZA (originally MC from 1983), based on the theory of RUSSOLO's bruitism; comes with text "LE PROGRAMME FUTURISTE DE RETOUR A LA REALITE MATERIELLE"; this luxus LP re-edition (very thick oversized cover) in white or red vinyl, numbered ed. 333 copies 2012 €22.00
Fondements bruitistes 2 LP the best pure machine noise you can find!! The complete sessions from 1984 with many unreleased bonus tracks, spread on two single LPs - sounds still incredible!! lim. 200, red vinyl version, filed under: bruitism drones 2014 €22.00
Fondements bruitistes 1 LP the best pure machine noise you can find!! The complete sessions from 1984 with many unreleased bonus tracks, spread on two single LPs - sounds still incredible!! lim. 200, red vinyl version, filed under: bruitism drones 2014 €22.00
  Realites Servomecaniques BOOK / CD " Sounds are machines - machines are Sounds" - one of the true "Industrial" records (originally as LP 1984), this is the real machine-sound - now as deluxe CD re-edition with 32 pages hardcover book, with texts in english / french / japanese + pictures 2015 €20.00
VOGEL, MICHEL Une petite musique de Nuit LP first LP by this French painter and sound-sculpturist, using various sized gongs & cymbals to create a deeply resonating spheric drone music; rec. live with no over-dubbing Jan. 2002; lim. 300 2009 €19.50
  Ronde Matutinale a Amilis / Berenice LP second LP by this French painter and sound-sculpturist; two long tracks using prepared gongs and self built metal-instruments without any further processing = pure resonances, overtunes, metal-drones, highly meditative & pure... lim. 270 copies 2011 €19.50
VOGEL, MICHEL / PHILIP CORNER / PHOEBE NEVILLE Musiques des Ailes / Winged Music LP listen to the gongs of MICHEL VOGEL, played by him, PHILIP CORNER and PHOEBE NEVILLE, recorded at "Archipel" (l'atelier of Polska), Paris, Oct. 3, 1999; 4 pieces of improsived gong-drone muzak, performed on gongs, bells and sound sculptures, so far unpublished recordings, lim. 300 on black vinyl with full colour cover w. inlay. nice document of improvised contemplation-drones 2012 €17.00
VON HAUSSWOLFF, C.M. (CARL MICHAEL) Operation of Spirit Communication 7inch clear vinyl, companion release to the LP, lim. 500 2006 €8.00
Operation of Spirit Communication LP small re-press of LP from 2000, ed. of 300, gatefold cover 2006 €15.00
  Squared CD two new pieces: "Circulating Over Square Waters" (recorded at ZKM Kubus in Karlsruhe, won the Karl Sczuka Prizes for Radio Arts), and "Cementerio del Norte", a film soundtrack with original material recorded at a Cemetery in Montevideo ( Uruguay), extracting frequencies from the ground with a technique called 'Emission Spectroscopy'.. minimal 'radiating drones' & slowly moving sound sculputures, perfect for concentrated / contemplative listening.. 2015 €13.00
VOX POPULI! 1987-1990 CD collection of older / deleted material of this redicovered french ethno-ambient band: AITHER LP (1989), the split-side with HNAS (LP, 1989), and many unreleased tracks 2008 €16.00
VOX POPULI! / PACIFIC 231 Cut Chemist presents Funk Off do-LP & 7inch a collection of early highlights, rare tracks and previously unreleased material from 1983-1986 (mainly taken from early MCs and compilations) by the legendary French VOX POPULI! & PACIFIC 231 project, this is the more experimental / industrial side of both projects, all re-mastered and comes with 12p LP sized booklet containing photographs, flyers and art from the group, plus a lim. 7" with partly unreleased tracks from 1983+1984, for the first pressing!! 2014 €36.00
VRESNIT Seed Solar CD "primary being experience" - drone music, dedicated to the "Culture Solar beginnings", another very good psychedelic & cosmogonic album by the Russian project, with help by KSHATRIY, HLADNA and NEZNAMO. Very nice "neo-primitive" artwork incl postcard 2010 €13.00
WADA, TASHI Gradient 7inch two pieces of ultra minimal glissando tone/drone sculptures by the son of YOSHI WADA; somehow limited 2012 €8.50
WADA, YOSHI Off the Wall CD re-issue of LP from 1985, "a minimalist monsterpiece featuring twin bagpipes, organ and percussion", inkl. long bonus-track "DIE KONSONANTEN PFEIFEN" from 1983 2008 €16.50
  Lament for the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile CD re-issue of YOSHI WADAs most important and rarest LP from 1982 2007 €16.50
WAKHEVITCH, IGOR Logos LP RITUEL SONORE ! Re-issue of this dark & visionary experimental/orchestral masterpiece, the first LP (1970) of the legendary French Avantgarde-composer, a real thrill, a surrealistic otherworld => "typical French post-mai 69 orchestral avant-pop vibes" says the label; gatefold-cover / re-production of original cover with 4p. insert 2013 €23.00
Hathor LP re-issue of WAKHEVITCHs 3rd full LP from 1973, subtitled LITURGIE Du SOUFFLE POUR LA RESURRECTION DES MORTS, his most occult work full of ritualistic & dark vocal parts, sinister & droning... original cover replica, gatefold, incl. insert 2013 €23.00
Les Fous d'Or LP re-issue of WAKHEVITCHs 4th full length LP from 1975, the first in collaboration with American dancer/choreograph CAROLYN CARLSON, sounding partly more lyrical & dreamy than before with its use of lighter electronic/synth sounds, but also still has a strong ritualistic & esoteric & noisy side with its 'new musical' instrumental arrangements, archaic horns, clanging bells & crazy female chants, laughter & sound poetry.... 2013 €23.00
Nagual LP 'a bewitched musical journey'.. re-issue of WAKHEVITCHs 5thLP from 1977, the second collaboration with American dancer/choreograph CAROLYN CARLSON, inspired by CARLOS CASTANEDA's writings, more calm & relaxed as before, still stepping into otherworldly places => 12 shorter tracks & fragments with a wide range of always varying sounds & ideas; acoustic instruments, synths & electronics, field recordings & found sounds...like being in a haunted fairyland... 2013 €23.00
  Let's Start LP re-issue of WAKHEVITCHs 6th and last LP from 1979 => his most meditative record, created for the 'Batsheva Dance Company' in Israel => a multi-layered synth journey with the very long title-track, going through numerous stages of sounds & meaning, from lyrical moments to more ambient 'cosmic' atmospheres, adding some odd vocal chants & hypnotic loops... masterful experimental keyboard music 2013 €23.00
WARDROBE MEMORIES Life after Suicide LP first ever LP for this ambitious (always conceptually working) German ambient project, who created with "Life after Suicide" a mournful cinematic soundtrack => subtle piano & synth figures with voice samples expressing despair and hopelessness, very intimate and emotional... "a virtual post-life-construction in ghosty environments"; lim. 200 with half of the edition pressed on coloured vinyl 2015 €18.00
WATERCOLOURED WELL Arsonist's Rebirthday Audition CD 8 people experimental / post-industrial / impro ensemble from Germany with debut-album, feat. MR. EBU and RONNIE OLIVERAS (DATASHOCK), recorded in Mainz in January 2011 (Walpodenakademie) 2012 €12.00
WATERMANN, JOHN The dead calm of bashing Coca Cola CD-R digitally remastered re-issue of LP from 1989 (Nightshift Rec. NR002) , numb. ed. of 120 copies 2009 €9.50
WERDER, FELIX The Tempest - Electronic Music CD three pieces from the 70's (re-issue of an LP), one newer piece from 1992 2007 €13.00
WERREN, PHILLIP Electronic Music (1968-1971) do-CD re-release of obscure (lim. 100) 4-LP Box from 1971! Very experimental early electronic music, incl. the great PHASES-Cycle (3 parts) based on W.B. YEATS "A Vision", plus music for dance-pieces and films 2006 €20.00
WETTERLÄUTEN (WETTERLAEUTEN) same LP excellent debut LP for this South German trio, creating evocative and visionary dronescapes with great suction and width, using electro-Cinese Guqin zither, guitars, electronics, synths, organs, gongs... "from dreamy sunset drones to heavy pre-storm electricity to apocalyptic orchestral deluge"; lim. 272 copies, comes with lovely full colour fold out sleeve and 6 full colour postcards showing landscapes, geological forms, plants and animals in a surrealistic way 2014 €15.00
WHEN Black, White and Grey CD third WHEN-album, plus "Death in a blue lake" LP from 1989 as bonus ! 1990 €14.00
WHITE NOISE An Electric Storm CD re-issue of this legendary pre-Industrial LP-release from 1969 (originally ISLAND ILPS 9099), comes re-mastered & with extensive booklet 2007 €13.00
WHITELODGE same CD digipack, Cd version of debut-LP, 5 bonus tracks ! 2005 €13.00
WIRE Change becomes us CD WIRE re-worked unfinished songs & fragments from 1979/1980 (so far only hearable on the "DOCUMENT & EYEWITNESS" live do-LP from 1981) for a stunning result: the best WIRE album in years we think, dark & melancholic & with a more experimental edge as before.. 2013 €13.00
WISHART, TREVOR Beach Singularity / Menagerie / Vocalise CD re-issue of LP from 1979, with bonus piece "Vocalise" recorded 1991 at Recommended Records ! 1996 €13.50
  Machine CD re-issue of first major composition of WISHART, released in 1972 as 3 LP Box; no instruments used, only voices & choirs, machine sounds, musique concrete ! 2008 €13.00
WOLFSKIN FEAT. OBJEKT4 The hidden Fortress: A Revisitation CD the esoteric / ritual dark ambient project from Portugal; this is a re-mastered / re-worked re-issue of the first WOLFSKIN release (MC) from 1995, done with help from OBJEKT4 2008 €13.00
WYRM FEATURING KENJI SIRATORI Artificial Sun CD-R WYRM is ALLAN ZANE, with help of MYKEL BOYD, JOHN MURPHY.. 2007 €8.00
XX COMMITTEE Network CD early project of SCOTT FOUST (IDEA FIRE COMPANY), re-issue of LP from 1983 (Termidor), lim. ed. 250 copies (numbered), digipack 2008 €13.00
YANAGISAWA, EISUKE Into the Cave CD-R field recordings from a big cave in the high mountains of Japan, strange metallic sounding water droppings & more on 6 tracks... 'the cave itself can be regarded as a huge Suikinkutsu. Once stepping into the cave, I became a part of the natural sound sculpture, listening to it and resonating with it.'; comes in nice handmade photo/paper cover, factory replicated CDR, lim. 100 copies 2012 €9.00
YEAST CULTURE IYS LP re-issue of a wonderful LP from 1989 with secretful organic drone/micro-sounds based on brushwood or branches (?) nature sounds, specially processed...; comes in incredible handmade / ART gatefold-cover => multi-coloured silk screened (even the labels are hand-coloured) with diverse banderoles & can be fold out like a poster; lim. 300 on grey vinyl 2012 €29.00
Z'EV Production and Decay of spacial Relations vs. Reproduction and Decay of Spatial Relations do-CD re-release of first Z'EV-album from 1981, plus new material from 2005. Comes in originally reproduced LP-sleeve, first ed. 500 contains bonus-CD with rare early archive-material from 1982 !! BIG 12" COVER !! 2006 €16.00
ZEH, JASON A vacant Lot to be in LP highly interesting LP by this "master of cassette tape and cassette playback devices", using everything imaginable from tapes and tape decks (magnets, metal, plastic, car stereo tape adapters, cassette players without tape, cassette tape loops, modified tape decks, sand paperfor) for his low fi hissing & droning noise compositions..lim. 300 , the cover is a 'risography' of Jason Zeh's art, hand tipped into the jacket, with silkscreened back cover 2013 €17.00
ZGA Riga CD recordings from 1985-1988 by the legendary Latvian/Russian avantgarde band around NICK SUDNICK- this is a re-issue of the first LP from 1989, with bonus material.. powerful and demanding industrial object noise, mainly created on self-build instruments, ecstatic, noisy, crossing genre borders... 2004 €13.00
ZOVIET FRANCE & FOSSIL AEROSOL MINING PROJECT [ZFAMP] Flexible Pooling 7inch flexi the additional release to "Patina Pooling" (from a heavy steel cover now to a hyper fragile paperbag artwork) - comes on a lovely WHITE flexi disc with two tracks, inlay and bonus download = together a 29 min. "mini-LP"; archaic shimmering low fi drones with mysterious voices & backward sounds that fit perfectly to this strange artefact 2015 €18.00
[THE USER] Symphony # 2 for Dot Matrix Printers LP www.staalplaat.com 2002 €10.00
ÄÄNIPÄÄ Through a Pre-Memory do-LP project of MIKA VAINIO and STEPHEN O'MALLEY, with help of ALAN DUBIN (KHANATE), EYVIND KANG, and others on strings, combining massive guitar & electronic sounds with string arrangments and vocals 2013 €20.50
1000SCHOEN / AB INTRA Untitled do-CD "Zoharum proudly presents the split release of drone stalwart 1000SCHOEN (DE) and ambient soundscape sculptor AB INTRA (PL). Drone and ambient structures are places on the opposite poles, like fire and water, or air and earth. Acoustic music of 1000SCHOEN created with using only natural sound sources in mind and electronic compositions of AB INTRA complement each other on this release despite many differences. In the four parts of this split album various colours, shades, tones of such soundscapes are presented. The content of the following split release would make up separate albums of both artists, yet they gain another meaning in such a juxtaposition, in changeable atmospheres, building tension and reflections. It is a unique record, a rare one in the scene. This release is presented in a vinyl replica sleeve and is strictly limited to 400 copies." [label info] www.zoharum.com 2014 €15.50
3/4HADBEENELIMINATED Theology CD Die Band mit STEFANO PILIA & CLAUDIO ROCCHETTI, filed under: seltsame atmosphärisch-melancholische Improvisationen im (entfernten) Post-Rock-Gewand [mit späterer effektvoller Nachbearbeitung im Studio ohne das improvisatorische Feeling zu zerstören]; zwei lange Stücke füllen THEOLOGY, schwebend und unfokussiert aber stets im Wandel, unter Einsatz von vielen "echten" Instrumenten (Gesang, Drums, Gitarren, Piano), mitunter blitzen Ähnlichkeiten gar mit A SILVER MT. ZION auf... die ist der "Schwester-Release" zur LP "Religious Experience". "Soleilmoon Recordings is proud to announce the simultaneous release of 3/4HadBeenEliminated’s new CD and LP, titled “Theology” and “The Religious Experience”, respectively. 3/4HadBeenEliminated was founded in 2002 in Bologna, Italy as a trio, with Stefano Pilia, Claudio Rocchetti and Valerio Tricoli. An eponymous album was released in 2003 by Bowindo. In 2004 the group welcomed Tony Arrabito and became a quartet. The next year Hapna put out their second album “A Year of the Aural Gauge Operation”, and in 2006 the band self-released a 7 inch single “DimethylAtonalCalcine”. The group straddles the line between live improvisation and studio experimentation, blending and shaping raw sounds into living pieces, then gently dissecting the delicately structured songs into disruptive sonic excursions more evocative of moving shadows and swirling leaves than recognizable tunes. Stasis and stability are nowhere to be found here. Instead, an ever-changing dialogue between structure and chaos shifts from one performer to the next, never resting long before launching again into shuddering flight. Accoustic instruments and vocals form a familiar reference point, but studio treatments take the music into psychedelic and cinematic realms. In their words , “Improvisation is a way to experiment without thinking. When our improvisations ‘work’, the music just happens on its own. It reveals itself as if guided by its own logic, its own desire. In fact we don’t even feel like we are actually playing the music. It’s more like a stream that moves and changes autonomously. With composition (editing, overdubs, etc. etc.) we then remodel this stream, trying to make it more complex, ‘forever lasting, forever changing’, in the sense that every hearing will reveal a new perspective of the music. As a live band, we improvise 100%, and it's really risky, but when it ‘happens’, it’s the greatest satisfaction.” “Theology” is presented in a wooden box with a hinged cover decorated with layers of hand-painted tracing paper, and is limited to 450 copies on CD. The companion vinyl LP “The Religious Experience” is a reinterpretation of the recordings made for the CD. The LP is limited to 225 copies. The two albums – and their music – should be considered as mirror opposites. Where theology is a completely artificial system of belief, a religious experience is the immediate experience of the thing itself. Likewise, the music on “Theology” is complex and elaborate, while “The Religious Experience” is much simpler, going directly to the heart of the material comprising “Theology”. Thus, the two works are independent, yet relate to each other as mother and daughter." [press release] "....and with some imagination you could say that they are a rock band. Well, an expanded rock band that crosses many lines: post rock, singer songwriter, improvisation and above all musique concrete collage techniques. Maybe the stage isn't their place but they should be safely stuck in the studio, where they can freely experiment with sound. Each member plays a wide variety of instruments, except Arrabito, who is just credited for drums. Inside the studio they find a safe place to improvise their music, but not as an end, but as a start. Recordings are separated, deconstructed and rebuilt into something. These two new releases, both lavishly packed with all sorts of nice paper, are best heard together, as mirrors of each other. The CD (limited to 450 copies) and the LP (limited to 225 copies) have however their differences, but the provide a nice view in the kitchen of 3/4HadBeenEliminated. The CD is perhaps more complex in approach. We hear lots of processed guitars, percussive sounds, organ like drones but also contact microphones scratching the surface alongside humming vocals. Not really rock by any rock standard, even when things seems to hint that way. Seemingly things move from atmosphere to atmosphere, gradually, slow, but without doubt moving.." [FdW / Vital Weekly] "...you'll know to expect fractured and mysterious soundscapes, a densely textured drone-zone constructed from field recordings, record crackle, improvised acoustic instruments, radio static, fragments of piano melody, electronic treatments, whispered Italian voices, turntable scratchings, reel-to-reel tape manipulation, synthesizer sinewaves, scattered percussion, and more. That's a zone we LOVE to visit. There's two long tracks, lots to explore, all manner of curious creakings and cracklings, shifting rhythms and rumblings abounding within 3/4hadbeeneliminated's carefully crafted and/or improvised music. At times quiet and meditative, at others noisier and distorted, but always (to our ears) utterly gorgeous and compelling. Aligns quite nicely with the likes of the Jewelled Antler collective, the Finnish forest foraging of Kemialliset Ystavat, and of course others in the experimental underground Italian scene of which the members of 3/4hadbeeneliminated are a part." [Aquarius Records review] www.soleilmoon.com 2007 €19.50
300 BASSES Sei Ritornelli CD "Alfredo Costa Monteiro (accordion, objects), Jonas Kocher (accordion) and Luca Venitucci (accordion, objects). Recorded on november 23th-25th 2011 during a residency at l'Arc Romainmôtier, Switzerland. Mixed by Alfredo Costa Monteiro and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Consisting of Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Jonas Kocher and Luca Venitucci, the trio 300 Basses transforms the conventional accordion approach, and enhances new practices leading to creative and innovative musical paths. 300 Basses states that accordion is ' a box with bellows and buttons. The box was for the resonance, the bellows for vibration and the buttons for building a sonic identity that has remained virtually frozen for centuries. But what would happen if the buttons began to vibrate, the bellows would resonate and the box should start to deconstruct this identity? ' Focusing on a collective sound approach, the three accordionists have a strong fascination for noisy static sounds, complex textures, and their powerful physicality. The trio was formed in 2010 and has performed concerts in Rome, Lyon, Geneva, Biel/Bienne, Lausanne, Zürich, Milano. Alfredo Costa Monteiro. After having studied sculpture/installation with Christian Boltanski at Les Beaux-Arts in Paris, Alfredo Costa Monteiro moved to Barcelona in 1992 and became involved in improvised music, concentrating on electric guitar and accordion. His installations and sound pieces, all of a low-fi character, have in common an interest for unstable processes, raw materials and gestures, where the manipulation of objects as instruments or instruments as objects has a strong phenomenological aspect. Alfredo Costa Monteiro runs several ongoing projects: Cremaster (with Ferran Fages), i treni inerti (with Ruth Barberán), Atolón (with Ferran Fages and Ruth Barberán), and duos with Tim Olive or Pascal Battus. Jonas Kocher. Accordion player and composer born in 1977, Jonas Kocher collaborates regularly in improvised and conceptual contexts with musicians such as Michel Doneda, Christian Wolfarth, Olivier Toulemonde, Duo Diatribes, Jacques Demierre, Burkhard Beins, Bertrand Gauguet, Thomas Lehn, Urs Leimgruber, Lee Patterson... Jonas Kocher's work explores the relationships between tone, noise and silence and the processus of listening. As a composer, he realises projects which are situated between composed theater, installation and concert pieces. Jonas Kocher is also involved as an organizer of different events in Switzerland and runs the label Flexion Records. Luca Venitucci. Living in Rome, Luca Venitucci started from the end of the eighties to take part to the activities of the improvised music scene in Italy and Europe. During the next decade, he played with a large number of musicians, among which Mike Cooper, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, Thomas Lehn, Axel Dorner, Tim Hodgkinson, John Butcher, Mario Schiano, Alessandro Bosetti, Michael Renkel... In 1995, with Fabrizio Spera, Elio Martusciello and Maurizio Martusciello, he co-founded Ossatura a major electroacoustical improvising group. From 1996 to 2002 he has been part of Zeitkratzer ensemble, with whom he did performed and recorded contemporary music partitures (Cage, Glass, Stockhausen, LaMonte Young, Tenney) and made original projects and collaborations with several experimental musicians and composer such as Butch Morris, Carsten Nicolai, Keith Rowe, Masami Akita, Mario Bertoncini, Phill Niblock, Radu Malfatti, Thierry Thaemelitz, Lee Ranaldo. In 2001 he realised together with Ulrich Krieger the transcription and arrangement of an ensemble version of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music." [label info] www.potlatch.fr "A trio of accordion players from the world of improvised music - that's perhaps something new. For me it is. The unknown player here is Luca Venitucci, who was from 1996 to 2002 a member of Zeitkratzer, and before that a founding member of Ossatura. The other two players I think should be known if you read these pages every now and then. Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Jonas Kocher have regularly new releases. Maybe you think its cheating, but both Venitucci and Monteiro are also playing objects on their accordion, which seems to expand the sound quite considerably. If you think that this trio will focus on playing sustaining, lengthy pieces of drone music, then you are wrong. In 'Abbandonato' and 'Mala Carne' for instance they sound like an all acoustic noise ensemble, with lots of scratching, scraping and bending of the bellows. Its followed by 'Maledetto', in which the accordion sing like sine waves, carefully but also piercingly loud as the piece progresses. In 'Gira Bile' and 'Fantasma' they reach for a beautiful piece of drone music. Six pieces and almost as many approaches to the world of the accordion. Six pieces of a wonderful great, improvised music on a single instruments, times three." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2012 €15.00
87 CENTRAL Formation CD Sanft-dynamische ambient-tunes auf dieser neuen CD von Jeff Carey alias 87 CENTRAL, einigen vielleicht von der ERS LP bekannt. Er benutzt diverse, auch konkrete field-recording Soundquellen und bearbeitet sie digital, hat ganz eigene Atmosphäre und Charakter... “ Bridging the gap in time and sound between the debut self titled release on ERS Records (ERS003) and the recent release of Saxmower (JDK Productions), Formation (Staalplaat) builds on the tuned listening characteristic of 87 Central's no-input mixer work as its foundation while increasingly incorporating varied sound materials. Formation presents seven vector components coming from different origins and arriving into a singular sound space of evolving organic sonic life cycles. These systems exhibit growth and decomposition of layered feedback, computer processes and sample manipulations around concrete sound material. Fragments of tangible experience set the listener on a trajectory through a soundscape of impressionistic imagery punctuated by clearly indexed natural detail. Using environmental recordings and electronics, these tracks present more than the directness of documentary field recordings and recreate experiences of active listening: the warning beacon on a jetty in the North Sea during a winter night as container ships arrive in port; the intensity and activity of crackling rhythms and the continuous energy of fire; and the night life of an urban power plant in the heat of summer.” [press release] “ Bird calls and fire sounds in combination processed feedback and the washy sounds of Dan's guitar (only in one track though), make this into a kind of ambient record, in which happens more then the usual washes of digital synths and plundered sound effect CDs. 87 Central plays around with environmental, concrete and abstract sound, and does it with great care. The glitchy elements present on "Saxmower" are not apperent on this release, so I recommend this to all ambient hearts out there. Strong stuff.” [FdW, Vital Weekly] 2003 €8.00
A CASA Escaleras abajo de los Arboles LP "A CASA is one of the numerous projects of proteiform argentinian artist José De Diego. A CASA offers a meditative odd to nature on this first LP of the « Synesthetic Alchemy » serie curated by 213 Records and dedicated to free music and improvisation. Limited to 213 copies with silkscreened insert. FOR FANS OF :NEU, CAN, NURSE WITH WOUND, ELIANE RADIGUE, POPOL VUH" www.213records.com 2015 €15.00
A CHALLENGE OF HONOUR Ashigaru Revealed CD "Warrior's way means death. When there are two ways to choose, choose the one that leads to death. Don’t argue! Direct your thoughts to the way you’d prefer, and follow …" The latest work from one of the most prominent and outstanding Martial / neoclassical European projects. Continuation of music Odyssey began 7 EP - box-set "Ashigaru and dedicated to warrior’s traditions of medieval Japan. Graceful and epic cocktail of atmospheric neoclassical passages, Japanese drums and rhythms. The album is released as appealing digi-pack, its design in classical Japanese style was created by Peter Savelkoul." [label info] www.eternalpride.ru 2008 €12.00
A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN same CD "Debüt des gemeinsamen Projekts der Neoklassiker Adam Wiltzie und Dustin O’Halloran. A Winged Victory For The Sullen sind Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) und der amerikanische Komponist Dustin O’Halloran. Mit verschiedenen Klavieren und Droneklängen experimentierten die beiden auf ihrem selbst betitelten Debüt in extrem tiefen Frequenzbereichen. Aber auch traditionelle Instrumente wie Waldhorn, Fagott und Streicher sind zu hören, immer durchdrungen allerdings von Gitarrenmelodien. Die Aufnahmen begannen mit einer nächtlichen Session auf einem alten Bösendorfer-Imperial-Klavier in der berühmten Grunewaldkirche in Berlin. Die Streicheraufnahmen stammen aus den Ostberliner Räumen des einstigen DDR-Radios. Eine letzte Session gab es auf einem handgemachten Fazioli-Flügel in einem Privatstudio in Italien. Das Ergebnis sind sieben Klanglandschaften harmonischer Wiederkehr, Late-Night-Music, von der man immer geträumt hat. Zu den Gastmusikern gehören die isländische Cellistin Hildur Gudnadottir sowie Erased-Tapes-Labelkamerad Peter Broderick an der Violine. Die Vinylversion erscheint mit einem Download-Code. // A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars of the Lid member Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O'Halloran. The duo agreed to leave their normal home studio comfort zone and develop the recordings with the help of large acoustic spaces, and to hunt down a selection of 9ft grand pianos that had the ability to deliver extreme sonic low end. Other traditional instrumentation was used including string quartet, French horn, and bassoon, but always juxtaposed is the sound of drifting guitar washed melodies. The recordings began in one late night session in the famed Grunewald Church in West Berlin on a 1950s imperial Boesendorfer piano and strings were added in the historic East Berlin DDR radio studios along the River Spree. One last final session in a private studio deep in the northern cusp of Italy on a handmade Fazioli piano, and the final mixes took place in a 17th century villa near Ferrara, Italy, with the assistance of Francesco Donadello. All songs were processed completely analogue straight to magnetic tape. Their secret to harvesting new melodic structures from the thin air of existence was for the duo to push themselves to live dangerously, realizing that clear thinking at the wrong moment could stifle the compositions. The final result is seven landscapes of harmonic replicating ingemination. In 'Requiem for the Static King Part 1' (created in memory of the untimely passing of Mark Linkous) they have taken the age old idea of a string quartet and then shot it out a cannon to reveal exquisite new levels of mellow bliss. Of the 13 minute track 'Symphony Pathetique,' Wiltzie says 'after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, I feel like I have finally figured out what I am doing.' Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, and violinist Peter Broderick. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is not a side project. This is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of." [label info] www.brainwashed.com/kranky 2011 €14.00
  same LP "Debüt des gemeinsamen Projekts der Neoklassiker Adam Wiltzie und Dustin O’Halloran. A Winged Victory For The Sullen sind Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) und der amerikanische Komponist Dustin O’Halloran. Mit verschiedenen Klavieren und Droneklängen experimentierten die beiden auf ihrem selbst betitelten Debüt in extrem tiefen Frequenzbereichen. Aber auch traditionelle Instrumente wie Waldhorn, Fagott und Streicher sind zu hören, immer durchdrungen allerdings von Gitarrenmelodien. Die Aufnahmen begannen mit einer nächtlichen Session auf einem alten Bösendorfer-Imperial-Klavier in der berühmten Grunewaldkirche in Berlin. Die Streicheraufnahmen stammen aus den Ostberliner Räumen des einstigen DDR-Radios. Eine letzte Session gab es auf einem handgemachten Fazioli-Flügel in einem Privatstudio in Italien. Das Ergebnis sind sieben Klanglandschaften harmonischer Wiederkehr, Late-Night-Music, von der man immer geträumt hat. Zu den Gastmusikern gehören die isländische Cellistin Hildur Gudnadottir sowie Erased-Tapes-Labelkamerad Peter Broderick an der Violine. Die Vinylversion erscheint mit einem Download-Code.// A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars of the Lid member Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O'Halloran. The duo agreed to leave their normal home studio comfort zone and develop the recordings with the help of large acoustic spaces, and to hunt down a selection of 9ft grand pianos that had the ability to deliver extreme sonic low end. Other traditional instrumentation was used including string quartet, French horn, and bassoon, but always juxtaposed is the sound of drifting guitar washed melodies. The recordings began in one late night session in the famed Grunewald Church in West Berlin on a 1950s imperial Boesendorfer piano and strings were added in the historic East Berlin DDR radio studios along the River Spree. One last final session in a private studio deep in the northern cusp of Italy on a handmade Fazioli piano, and the final mixes took place in a 17th century villa near Ferrara, Italy, with the assistance of Francesco Donadello. All songs were processed completely analogue straight to magnetic tape. Their secret to harvesting new melodic structures from the thin air of existence was for the duo to push themselves to live dangerously, realizing that clear thinking at the wrong moment could stifle the compositions. The final result is seven landscapes of harmonic replicating ingemination. In 'Requiem for the Static King Part 1' (created in memory of the untimely passing of Mark Linkous) they have taken the age old idea of a string quartet and then shot it out a cannon to reveal exquisite new levels of mellow bliss. Of the 13 minute track 'Symphony Pathetique,' Wiltzie says 'after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, I feel like I have finally figured out what I am doing.' Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, and violinist Peter Broderick. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is not a side project. This is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of." [label info] www.brainwashed.com/kranky 2011 €16.50
AALFANG MIT PFERDEKOPF Mutatis Mutandis MC "The three tracks are based on sound material by Frans de Waard published on a tape compilation for the 25th anniversary of the Korm Plastics label, which can be heard at the beginning of the album. As Frans de Waard explains in a spoken introduction to this album, listeners were invited to remix the material, preferably with 4-track cassette recorder. The music on “Mutatis Mutandis” is Mirko Uhlig’s response to this invitation, so it is a fitting gesture that the album is also released as a cassette in tribute to the important role that 4-track machines and the tape distribution scene have played in the development of experimental musics. Thanks to Frans de Waard’s guest vocal intro, the cassette is a “tape with the sound of its own making” similar to Robert Morris’s seminal sound sculpture “Box with the Sound of its Own Making”, but the music also makes for very pleasant listening on the CD version." [label info] www.wix.com/attenuationcircuit/attenuation-circuit 2012 €10.00
  Mutatis Mutandis CD-R "The three tracks are based on sound material by Frans de Waard published on a tape compilation for the 25th anniversary of the Korm Plastics label, which can be heard at the beginning of the album. As Frans de Waard explains in a spoken introduction to this album, listeners were invited to remix the material, preferably with 4-track cassette recorder. The music on “Mutatis Mutandis” is Mirko Uhlig’s response to this invitation, so it is a fitting gesture that the album is also released as a cassette in tribute to the important role that 4-track machines and the tape distribution scene have played in the development of experimental musics. Thanks to Frans de Waard’s guest vocal intro, the cassette is a “tape with the sound of its own making” similar to Robert Morris’s seminal sound sculpture “Box with the Sound of its Own Making”, but the music also makes for very pleasant listening on the CD version." [label info] www.wix.com/attenuationcircuit/attenuation-circuit "Of course I am not the right person to say anything about Aalfang Mit Pferdekopf's 'Mutatis Mutandis', since a little silly thing from me as Freiband was the basis of this. An one minute piece released on a cassette, which people could use to remix, preferably using a four track cassette. There is an unreleased piece by Z'EV, but only Mirko Uhlig has spend a lot of time with it. He's back to using his old bandname, Aalfang Mit Pferdekopf, and there are three pieces here. One seems a straight remix of the original, followed by the title piece, which takes up thirty eight minutes. Here Uhlig takes the hiss of the original apart, adds sound effects, time stretches bits into long form drones, making an absolute great piece, ending a nice up in your face drone bit and even a short noise bit at the end - but hey of course I am not the right person to write such things. Close to the fire and such things. But to know such a short and hissy piece of loosely formed sounds can make such a great piece, I didn't know. Excellent, but of course I am not etc. And, best coup about it, its also released on cassette. Now there is something to bring to your four track machine. I know I will!" [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2012 €8.00
ABRAHAMS, CHRIS Play Scar CD " Chris Abrahams ‘Play Scar’ inhabits a sound world that’s entirely uncharted. It’s a zone of in-betweens – juxtapositions and parallel lines – a realm in which nothing is certain and at any moment dynamic shifts might occur. In this unusual electro-acoustic landscape, Abrahams has crafted by far his most complex and epically beautiful record to date. It’s a series of pieces that in many ways demonstrates the full scope of Abrahams’ work as a musician and composer. ‘Play Scar’, like Thrown before it is both exotic and unfamiliar. Pieces like ’Twig Blown’ hint at Abrahams’ interest in musique concréte, ‘Lieiden’ pulses with a distinctly electronic flare, whilst ‘There He Reclined’ shimmers in a hazy procession of organ, guitar and electronics. At its core, ‘Play Scar’ is an album of unrepentant diversity, united through Abrahams astounding sense of composition and focus. In another artist’s hands these elements might be rendered too divergent and too esoteric, but sculpted by Chris Abrahams, each piece is a continent of sound, in an auditory world of his making. ‘Play Scar’ is unique, compelling and most of all visionary." [label info] www.room40.org "Various works of Chris Abrahams have been reviewed before, but as far as I could judge they were recordings with other people. According to the press sheet this is his fourth solo release, but the first to be reviewed then by Vital Weekly. Abrahams is, as a musician part of the Necks, which are described as an avant-jazz trio, but that's not shown in his solo release. Abrahams plays piano, hammond, rhodes, church organ, guitar, tambourine, bells, Yamaha DX7, Nord Waldorf Q+, prophet vs kurzweil, auto harp and field recordings. Mostly things with keys that is. Its not an album that is easy to pin down. The electronics are mostly atmospheric, but there are some interesting variations to be noted. For once, this is not an album of droney ambient music. A track like 'Twig Blown' for instance revolves around samples drum sounds, and owes much more to musique concrete than ambient music, while 'Running Out' has sudden bursts of guitar like sounds, amidst a bed of low humming electronics and piano sounds. The (too) lengthy 'Birds And Wasps' is a piece of more loudly sounds than quietness. The fairground sounds of 'Jellycrown', while the opening 'There He Reclined' reminded of the obscure A-Tent release on Cherry Red (still not on CD, damn it!). See: a curious hybrid of electronic music which offers a great deal of variation, but then also a great sense of unified approach. A very refined album." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2010 €13.00
ACHELOO Cycle CD-R " 'Cycle' is the fourth album of Carlo Luzi under the alias Acheloo. This is a wonderfully dark ambient album, the mixture of electronics and guitar create wonderful soundscapes. The sound cyclicity in every track is the recurring element and the thematic constant, as in the tracks titles, is present in various cultures and various ambits: an ancient Chinese numeral system ("ten"), the basic units of time -60 seconds, 60 minutes, 24 hours- can all perfectly divide by twelve ("twelve"), the Tonalpohualli, the Aztec Calendar, has cycles of 13 numbers ("thirteen"), in Christian symbolism there are 9 orders of angelic choirs in 9 circles of heaven and 9 orders of devils within 9 rings of hell ("nine"), the sun spot cycle is 11 years ("eleven")." [label info] www.acheloo.com 2009 €10.00
AERE AETERNUS Humanity needs no Funeral LP From the new wave of 'apocalyptic' or 'doom/death industrial' bands surely one of most interesting and impressive projects, AERE AETERNUS build a de-humanized soundtrack full of dark drones, over-expressive tortured voices, and devastating sounds. There is no light in this hellish Miasma, imagine SLEEP CHAMBER meeting LUSTMORD meeting dark HYBRYDS... this is the very limited LP version with poster ! "Humanity Needs No Funeral", the first full-length album from AERE AETERNUS, was released on the French label Kaosthetik. With a multi-national and eclectic lineup, the band comprises Alex (MACABRE OMEN, THE ONE, RAZOR OF OCCAM), Claudio Alcara (FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, STROSZEK), Cyr (DARK SANCTUARY, ELKTRONIK SCIETY) and Radu. Drawing on the wide range and considerable musical experience of its members, AERE AETERNUS creates a dark, disturbing atmosphere that probably best fits within the ambient and minimalist genres, and which the band themselves describe as "half misanthropic ritual and half sex ritual." The dominant atmosphere combines a sense of impending insanity with sexual deviancy and a large dollop of occultism, creating a dark and troubling misanthropic sojourn that is relatively unique. The final track is probably the most musical, as it is centred on a guitar arpeggio, but no such concessions to convention are present elsewhere on this deeply troubling disk. The accompanying video (CD version ONLY) of "Invocation" shows a Satanic ritual in all its kitchsy glory. Recommended for those looking for something a darker than the usual entities. "When Dark Ambient meets Industrial Deviance" KSTK006 - GATEFOLD LP + POSTER" [label info] www.kaosthetik.com 2008 €15.00
AESTHETIC MEAT FRONT Temple of Flesh CD Das "eigene Fleisch" als einzig reine Wahrheit? "Temple of Flesh" ist eine Sammlung von live-Aufnahmen, man sollte eher sagen "öffentlichen Ritualen" der US-Band, die seit 10 Jahren ihre rituell-ekstatischen Blut & Fetisch-Performances zelebrieren, irgendwo zwischen HERMANN NITSCH, BLACK SUN PRODUCTIONS, HYBRYDS oder SLEEP CHAMBER, musikalisch beschwörend und höchst esoterisch und in dieser Konsequenz durchgezogen trotzdem gesellschaftskritisch: "Spürst Du Deine Sehnsucht brennen, hast du Angst vor Deinem Tempel, Deinem Fleisch? Fürchtest Du Dich im Abgrund der Ekstase zu verlieren? Schau Dich um, bist Du befriedigt mit dieser Realität?" Kommt in DVD-Box mit 6 doppelseitig bedruckten Vollfarb-Postkarten, mit Fotos & Texten in diversen Sprachen. Ein Muss für Fetisch-, Okkult- & Ritual-Freunde! "Aesthetic Meat Front celebrates 10 years of Public Deprogramming Rituals with a new Release. to be released on Old Europa Cafe / AMF Records. "Temple of Flesh" is based on an Invocation of Rapture from A-M-F's "Blood Sun Rising" Rituals (2003-004). The text of this invocation has been translated into 12 languages, and sculpted into a dark electronic abyss. Ritual drones are the framework for haunting invocations and chants, which are supported by the seductive mantras of Zaskia Morgan. Bombastic drums and instruments connected with hooks into the skin of the ritual participants are also sound sources for this release. Elegantly packaged in a DVD case, Temple of Flesh comes with 6 double-sided cards reflecting the essence of an A-M-F ritual. Italian invocation featuring vocals by OEC master : Rodolfo Protti ... Sounds remixed by R|A|A|N" [press release] www.oldeuropacafe.com 2006 €14.00
AETHENOR Deep in Ocean sunk the lamp of light CD "Debut by trio of Stephen O’Malley (Sunn0))))), Daniel O’Sullivan (Guapo), and Vincent de Roguin (Shora). Taking its title from The Iliad, the music here is deep and cosmic, completely unlike anything you’d expect from such heavyweights. More in the tradition of ‘Spiral Insana” and “Cyborg” than anything, the tracks float along in a masterful collage of activity, where careful scene changes highlight O’Sullivan’s classic but artfully placed Rhodes bombs, de Roguin’s organ, and O’Malley’s guitar. Extraordinary effort has gone into editing, mastering, and shaping these pieces – these are not tossed off improvisations or “side-project” orphans. Housed in CD and LP jackets hand-printed by Alan Sherry/SIWA. LP was cut by John Golden, expertly pressed at RTI." [label info] "Ich mag es, wenn Extreme aneinander reiben und zu tanzen beginnen. Wenn direkt neben der zarten Music for Witches and Alchemists von Fern Knight, dem Projekt der Folkelfe Margie Wienk mit Alec K. Redfearn, solche Abgründe sich auftun wie diese Kollaboration des Guapo-Keyboarders Daniel O’Sullivan mit Stephen O’Malley von SunnO))) und Vincent de Roguin. Doch wer den endzeitlichen Zusammenprall von Sonnendrachen und Fenriswolf oder zumindest von Keyboards- und Gitarrenkrach erwartet, dem steht die Erfahrung einer ganz gedämpften Traumszene bevor. Ich mag es, wenn das Naheliegende nicht eintritt. O’Malley zeigt sich als Lotusesser und als derjenige, der Borges, Tarkovsky, Gerhard Richter, David Lynch, La Monte Young und Steven Stapleton schätzt oder die Imagination in das Grenzland von Cormac McCarthy mitnimmt. McCarthys Welt ist voller Bilder wie ‘On the Gray Snow a Fine Mist of Blood’, aber Brent Burton (auf den O’Malleys MySpace-Seite verweist) knüpfte an diese Ästhetik des Schreckens den Gedanken, dass „ in the Absence of Truth, [music wie die von O’Malley & friends] uses darkness not as an end unto itself but as a way to elevate the light.” Genau diesen Effekt hört man, wenn O’Sullivan das Dunkel von Æthenors Ocean of Sound nicht mit Blut bespritzt, sondern mit heliotropen Keyboardfunken sprenkelt. Die Szenerie ist zuerst infernalisch. Auf dem Grund einer Unterwelt schleifen Gefangene ihre Ketten hinter sich her und klagen in einem monotonen Chor. Bis O’Sullivans Lichtpunkte eintauchen, melodiöse Signale von Mitgefühl, noch tintig umwölkt von einem dröhnenden Gewummer. Metall schabt an Metall, die Gefangenen rumoren mit den Ketten und rostigen Scharnieren, im Hintergrund hört man Schreie. Die Keyboardlichtwellen nehmen an Stärke zu, zarter Orgelklang breitet sich milchig aus, die Schwärze beginnt unruhig zu werden, zu vibrieren. „There's no less venom. There's just more hope.“ Das Licht wird zum Strahl, ein Scheinwerferkegel, der ins Dunkel tastet. Eine Melodie fängt an sich zu drehen wie eine Spieluhr, aber gerade in diesem Moment ist die Platte zuende." [Bad Alchemy] 2006 €14.00
Betimes Black Cloudmasses CD Zweites Album dieses Projektes mit ihrem instrumentell-improvisierten "Psychedelic Noir", überwiegend ruhig & dronig & minimal, durchbrochen von vielerlei konkreten Objekt- und Instrumenten-Geräuschen, sowie ekstatisch-perkussiven Zwischenparts... hat was verwunschenes, fabulöses, bannendes... "Betimes Black Cloudmasses is the highly-anticipated second album from Vincent De Roguin (Shora), Stephen O'Malley (SUNN0))), KTL), and Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo). Like their genre- and audience-confounding debut Deep In Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light, Betimes is an atmospheric, constantly changing piece that encompasses a mind-boggling array of different performance and processing techniques. The deeply psychedelic and moving results present a soundstage that is continually evolving, with new elements entering and leaving the fray every couple of seconds. Betimes includes significant contributions from free percussionists Nicolas Field and Alex Babel, who sprinkle the sound field with an almost FMP-style rush of splattering drum sound, raising the intensity of the music (without resorting to bashing). The album also features a brief but affecting vocal from Ulver mastermind Kristoffer Rygg, who made his first live appearance in over a decade when Aethenor played the Roadburn Festival in April 2008. Aethenor's third LP, featuring vocals and lyrics by David Tibet, will be released in Autumn 2008. 'Musically, Aethenor summon the most somnolent examples of Bernard Parmegiani, Organum, Nurse with Wound, Klaus Schulze, Igor Wakhevitch, Coil, Iancu Dumitrescu, and Charlemagne Palestine. Acousmatic drones ebb and flow into crackling and bubbling sonic clusters. Lulling piano motifs and lamenting chants shimmer into distant lunar horizons while oscillators spin and drove serenely into unchartered audial regions. Sometimes as calm as a silvery sea, so that every gentle cat's-paw and lapping wave is deafening. Sometimes as tempestuous as a fuming lava beach, spitting and popping at the surface.' -Daniel O'Sullivan " [label info] www.vhfrecords.com 2008 €13.00
Faking Gold and Murder LP "... Diese drei Urprinzipien, das sind hier gleichermaßen STEPHEN O'MALLEY (SUNN O))), KTL), DANIEL O'SULLIVAN (GUAPO) und VINCENT DE ROGUIN (SHORA), die sich mit ihrem neuen Werk nun ein drittes Mal im Æthenor zusammenfinden und mit “Faking Gold And Murder” ein dunkles Manifest alchemistischer Transmutationen niederlegen. Begleitet wird das Trio von den beiden Perkussionisten NICOLAS FIELD und ALEX BABEL, dem Gitarristen ALEXANDER TUCKER und dem hier bereits als ANOK PE auftretenden DAVID TIBET. Was immer sich aus dieser Zusammensetzung bereits herleiten ließe, nichts bereitet einen wirklich auf diese von okkulter Ritualistik geprägten Kompositionen vor, durchsetzt von Tibets apokalyptischen Inkantationen. Tosend setzt in dem ersten der vier übergangslosen und unbenannten Kapitel ein Schlagwerkgewitter ein, umbrodelt von den unterirdisch anmutenden Klängen des Keyboards und der Gitarre, während Tibet zu sphärischen Klängen des Beckens und des Glockenspiels seine mitunter zweistimmig intonierten albtraumhaften Visionen in die Komposition hineinwebt, nur um nach einigen Minuten wieder vom zeremoniell anmutenden Lärmen der Perkussionisten übertönt zu werden. Selbst in seinen leisesten Momenten ist das Ganze so komplex und durchdacht arrangiert, dass es an keiner Stelle seine hypnotisierende Wirkung einbüßt. Längst hat vollkommen unbemerkt das zweite Stück begonnen, traumhaft übergleitend in minimal intonierten Ambient, der nach und nach mit dem Einsatz der regengleichen Klänge des Rhodes und eines anhaltenden Drones an Intensität weiter zunimmt, bis Tibet das Stück mit einer wie aus weiter Ferne gesprochenen Passage zu einem von tiefen Bassfrequenzen dominierten düsteren Ende führt. Spätestens mit dem Beginn des dritten Kapitels wird man gewahr, dass dies alles unaufhörlich in einem stärker werdenden Sog in eine Tiefe zieht, deren Boden unabsehbar geworden ist und in der man längst die Orientierung verloren hat. Eine durch wellenartig geschlagene Handtrommeln aufgebaute Spannung liefert hier die Grundstimmung für die Verstörendste von Tibets Inkantationen, unterstützt und bald überrollt vom infernalischen Rumpeln und Brausen des Schlagwerks und der anderen Instrumente, sich verdichtend zu einem vor apokalyptischer Brachialgewalt starrendem Ende. Wie in einem Nachwort endet mit dem vierten Kapitel das Album im erdigen Drone des Harmoniums und sphärisch darüber flirrenden Keyboardklängen, die den Hörer, zu Tibets fast schon gesprochenem Epilog, auf eine beruhigende Weise erden und das erste Mal nach 35 Minuten wieder frei durchatmen lassen. “Faking Gold And Murder” ist ein für den aufmerksamen Zuhörer ungemein lohnenswertes Machwerk. Wer sich darauf einlässt, dem offenbaren sich die komplexen Kompositionen in einer an Greifbarkeit grenzenden Dimensionalität, der hat Teil an einem archaischen Ritual von schauderhafter Schönheit, gekonnt in Szene gesetzt durch das mal fragile, mal tosende Zusammenspiel der Musiker und intoniert von Tibets geisterhaften Deklamationen. Letztere sind es auch, die “Faking Gold And Murder” eine Dimension verleihen, die die beiden Vorgänger nicht aufweisen konnten und das Album so zum eingängigsten und wertvollsten aller bisherigen Æthenor-Alben machen." [Stefan O. / NONPOP] "Third earth shattering outing for Vincent De Roguin (Shora), Stephen O'Malley (Sunn0))), KTL) and Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo). For Faking Gold and Murder, the core trio is joined by percussionists Nicolas Field and Alex Babel, as well as renown guitarist Alexander Tucker and the inimitable David Tibet. Faking Gold is Æ’s heaviest outing, driven by a weighty low end and the full fury of Babel and Field’s free-wheeling drums. The trio’s electronics, guitar, Rhodes, and organ ride the waves of sound in a tightly-controlled blare, leaving plenty of space for Tibet’s declarations of the mystical and supernatural. Tibet is on top form here, rising out of the tempest at just the right moment, almost plain-spoken in places – grounding the squall at times, voicing the apocalypse at others. “Brooding, primeval, dark alchemical epics are full of a ferocious intensity, sounding more like a starlit night being ripped open by lightning than a musical group. Intelligent and primal, like a dæmonic workshop, battering up Pandemoniums and dreaming of gold and murder, Æthenor are spectacular.”- David Tibet Cover design by Nicola Todeschini and Vincent De Roguin. CD is in a tri-fold letterpress folio, printed on heavy black art paper by Stumptown. Deluxe LP is 180 gram, pressed at RTI, in letterpress cover on heavy black art stock by Stumptown, with custom gold on black inner. Cut by John Golden. A fantastic sounding and looking item." [label info] www.vhfrecords.com 2009 €20.50
  En Form For Bla do-LP "Aethenor is comprised of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn0))), KTL), Daniel O'Sullivan (Ulver, Mothlite, Guapo), Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver) and Steve Noble (N.E.W., Company, etc.). En Form For Bla documents the continued evolution of this unlikely collective, a collision of players from various avant, improv, metal, and "other" threads who together make a unique and arresting sound. Documenting three gigs in Oslo recorded in 2010, the album is deep and weird, with liquid sounds juddering around the occasionally identifiable percussion or Rhodes motif. In the evolution from a side project / studio group to a frequently working live act, Aethenor kept their sound intact, taking the musique-concrete-style transitions and "what's that sound" ethos of their three previous efforts directly to the stage. Noble, having spent a couple of decades playing drums with Derek Bailey and other well-known UK improvisers, moves the music along subtly, keeping much of the focus on the burbling sound mass. O'Malley's guitar, an instrument of extreme viscera in Sunn0))), is used with restraint, providing occasional low menace but mostly mixing it up with O'Sullivan's thematic lines and Rygg's sound treatments. The overall effect is atmospheric rather than sedate--something like a modern, small group version of Miles Davis' classic "He Loved Him Madly" or Nurse with Wound's Spiral Insana. Other than perhaps Supersilent, no one else is working this sonic vocabulary today. Designed by O'Malley, the deluxe double-LP version is pressed on white vinyl and packaged with printed inner sleeves; the CD is in a card folio. Aethenor will continue to tour extensively in support of their catalog, with ten dates in Italy in December 2010 and additional shows in the works." [label info] www.vhfrecords.com 2011 €21.00
AF URSIN Trois Memoires Discretes LP "Three introspective instrumental (English horn, flute, percussion, double bass, Hammond organ) compositions performed, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk during 2010-2012. Edition of 400 copies." [label info] www.lasciedoree.be "When he has his solo hat on, Timo van Luijk calls himself Af Ursin and his favorite format of release is the LP too. His covers are beautiful, just like the In Camera releases actually, but do not contain an awful lot of information, just like the In Camera releases actually. Af Ursin's music is less based on electronics, but more along the lines of acoustic instruments. Van Luijk uses a relatively small palette of sounds and works with them. I believe not in an analogue manner, but through the use of the computer. The a-side has the side long piece 'Sylphide', which seems to be build from a trombone or trumpet sound. A simple tune, repeated over and over again, with some pauses in between. Say the way Brian Eno did his early ambient pieces of loops of varying length, but then even more stripped down, reduced, minimal and perhaps also more classical. 'Taciturne', the first piece on the b-side is with flute sounds, but also with some highly obscured field recordings of objects moving in the far distant. 'Elegie' is then another piece for another instrument. It seems an organ of some kind, like a children's organ, or a harmonium, but perhaps pitched up a bit. I am not sure, but here to we have the same layered aspects as we had on the other side and yet at the same time this layering doesn't mean it's crowded. It has that same wonderful tranquil character as the other two pieces, or, in fact the two In Camera records. I play all of this music when I got up this autumn morning, mainly playing music and watching clouds pass outside, making darkness and sunlight change all the time, in a similar slow motion. This is just perfect. I should take a day off, play all Af Ursin records, In Camera's other two records and all of the Mirror releases. Sadly that can't be." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2012 €17.00
AIDAN BAKER & IDKLANG In the Red Room LP "Format: LP (180gr, silk-screened sleeve, download code, 300 items) Release date: june 5th 2015 AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S/) joins forces with IDKLANG aka MARKUS STEINKELLNER for two epic instrumentals, melting ambient, drone and krautrock into a psychedelic trip of pure beauty. For years now AIDAN BAKER has proved himself one of the most productive and versatile artists when it’s about postrock, drone or ambient. Since his beginnings in the early millennium, the guitarist has released numerous albums with his duo NADJA, CAUDAL, B/B/S/, solo and in various collaborations with artists like TIM HECKER, THISQUIETARMY or TROUM, documented on labels such as ALIEN8, IMPORTANT or MIASMAH. “In The Red Room” presents BAKER, currently living in Berlin, in a duo constellation with IDKLANG aka MARKUS STEINKELLNER (guitar), member of JAKUZI’S ATTEMPT and ARKTIS/AIR, who in the past has besides his own projects worked with ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, AVA MENDOZA or EUGENE S. ROBINSON (OXBOW). With their guitars and effects the two create a gentle, yet uncanny ambience that unfolds in two epic pieces, each clocking in at around 20 minutes. As often with BAKER’s music, “In The Red Room” transgresses genres and instead melts their diverse elements into one: ambient’s detailed sound design is paired with drone’s experimental guitar approach and krautrock’s repetition for a psychedelic excursion of pure beauty. 180gr LP incl. download code, housed in a silk-screened sleeve, in a limited edition of 300 copies. … something really new in Baker’s extensive output … pure improvisation, inspiration out of the moment. A fascinating LP. Unruhr.de " [label info] www.karlrecords.net 2015 €16.00
AIN SOPH Ars Regia LP "Originally released on cassette by Nekrophile Rekords in far 1986, finally out for the first time on vinyl the undisputed Manifesto of esoteric ritual musick. Includes a precious 52 pages booklet featuring also previously unreleased magick-content writings by Ain Soph founder members! Limited to 200 copies." [label info] www.trips-und-traume.com "Es ist nicht leicht, etwas Allgemeines über Ain Soph zu sagen. Die Interessen und Ausdrucksweisen der römischen Band haben sich in den knapp drei Jahrzehnten seit ihrer Gründung zum Teil extrem gewandelt. Das gleiche lässt sich über die Stimmung ihrer Musik sagen, ähnliches über die Haltung des von einigen Umbesetzungen geprägten Kollektivs, die immer deutlich präsent ist, auch dann, wenn sie vordergründig vage und ungreifbar bleibt. Vergleicht man bestimmte Referenzen im Bandkosmos untereinander oder mit den Interessen der einzelnen Musiker in ihren anderen Aktivitäten, so lässt sich auch ein Fan sicher nicht von allem gleichermaßen anstecken, schätzt vielleicht auch nicht jeden Sampler, auf dem die Band vertreten war. Doch nur ein unbefugter Zaungast würde dahinter Beliebigkeit vermuten, aus Unempfänglichkeit gegenüber dem gleichbleibend starken Moment des Auratischen, das sich wie ein dunkelroter Faden durch das Oeuvre der Italiener zieht und auf kaum greifbare Weise Traditionales und Rock’n'Roll, Sakralität und urbanen Lifestyle zusammenhält. Dieses Moment ästhetisch oder inhaltlich zu definieren erscheint mir als hoffnungsloses Unterfangen und soll hier erst gar nicht versucht werden. Ein besonderer Bruch stellte bekanntlich ihre zu Beginn der 90er vollzogene Hinwendung zum Songwriting dar, die sich mit dem Wandel Current 93s vergleichen lässt und eine inhaltliche Verschiebung von esoterischen zu weltlicheren Themen nach sich zog. Bei genauerem Hinsehen hat es allerdings viel häufigere Brüche gegeben, und die gerade über Trips und Träume als LP wiederveröffentlichte „Ars Regia“ markierte Mitte der 80er den Abschluss der rein rituellen Tape-Releases, auf die mit „Kshatriya“ und anderen Veröffentlichungen eine ebenso produktive Übergangszeit folgte, in der Ain Soph zwar noch keine reinen Songalben aufnahmen, aber schon wesentlich extravertierter klangen. Es ist fraglich, ob man heute noch ein der Alchemie und verschiedenen mystisch/okkulten Traditionen verpflichtetes Album wie „Ars Regia“, dass die königliche Kunst schon im Namen trägt, herausbringen könnte, ohne dass es überkommen wirken oder auf Witch House-Spielereien hinauslaufen würde – in den 80ern, in denen man noch Zeit und Mühen investieren musste, um sich überhaupt einen Einblick in diese Themenwelt zu verschaffen und lange bevor selbsternannte Klassikfans das sakral Düstere für sich entdeckt und trivialisiert hatten, war ein Tape voll ungreifbarer, hintergründiger Dunkelheit wie dieses in all seiner klanglichen Reduziertheit radikal innovativ. Ist man im richtigen Modus für solche Musik, erkennt man in den einfachen Klängen eine große Opulenz. Verwehte Stimmen, die an Choräle erinnern, repetitive, verwischte Bläser- und Streicherklänge und nicht zuletzt gemurmelte Beschwörungsformeln erschaffen zusammen mit den anspielungsreichen Titeln eine Szenerie, in der trotz der beängstigenden Atmosphäre eine starke Erhabenheit erfahrbar wird. Auch wenn eine der Spoken Word-Passagen zeitweise in diabolisches Grunzen übergeht, bleibt die Stimmung doch ausgesprochen dezent und letztlich viel geheimnisvoller als jede plakative Effektversessenheit. Bezeichnenderweise entpuppten sich die Musiker nach dem Verlassen ihrer dunklen Nische auch nicht als Hochglanzgrufties, sondern als virile Psych Rocker mit Sinn für kräftige Farben und anarchischen Humor. Dass die Musik – auch und gerade, wenn man sie lange nicht gehört hat – noch immer zu wirken weiß, spricht für ihren Ausnahmecharakter. Gehalt, Tiefe, Echtheit und all die abgegriffenen Wörter, die man kaum noch verwenden mag, sind doch angebrachter, als wenn man das Album auf Schnöseldeutsch als ein Stück Erinnerungskultur feiern würde, als bloses Dokument einer Zeit, als musikalische Regionen entdeckt wurden, die heute weitgehend ausgelaugt sind. Denn dafür steht es viel zu sehr für sich. Die Neuauflage erscheint in 200er Auflage, zusammen mit einer 52seitigen Sammlung zum Teil unveröffentlicher Essays, und findet hoffentlich nicht nur Gehör bei denen, die es bereits kennen." [U.S. /African Paper] 2013 €22.00
AKATOMBO Trace Elements CD " In common with all swim releases this album is hard to pin down to a genre. One could define this as a very urban sound with it's roots in hip hop and close observation would reveal this statement to be entirely true BUT without listening this would create an entirely erroneous view of what this album is. The author & main protagonist Paul Kirk is in fact an ex-patriot Scot living in Hiroshima and the album crackles with the urban displacement of a stranger in a strange land. It is a music which is not separated from the place in which it is made, disembodied voices, street sounds, telephones, bad connections and urban detritus are constant reminders of the Japanese cityscape. Paul Kirk says - "Trace Elements came about through a fascination with the layering of sound - any type of sound - from any source. Not necessarily those that most of us think of as musical". He goes on to say - "Each song on the album was written, recorded and mixed on the same day of it's conception - in Hiroshima, in a studio that specializes in soundtracks for TV adverts with the help of an engineer who didn't speak English." Paul also employed a few musicians to add to the effect those include the former bass player of Long Fin Killie, Colin Greig and some mates from his days running the Human Condition label (which actually put out Idlewild's first single but we won't hold it against them!) Grant MacNamara & Gavin Henderson. Meanwhile, guitarist Masaru Saeki actually toured with Japan & Roxy music!" [label info] www.swimhq.com 2003 €14.00
AKITA, MASAMI Wattle pic-LP Elevator Bath's series of picture disc LPs (each record being adorned with full-color artwork by the recording artist) comes to its conclusion with a top-notch new release from the great Masami Akita. Wattle is a new, two-part composition featuring Akita's traditional soup of unidentifiable metallic clanging, crushing feedback, jagged white noise, and various effects. It does not disappoint. There are no drums, no guitars, no vocals; just scorching electronic mayhem of the highest quality. The colorful images here are based on photographs shot and subtly manipulated by Masami Akita, who sends the following message: "Turkey is beautiful animal and do not eat them." Agreed. Masami Akita is, of course, the artist behind the seminal, vegan, straight edge, noise project, Merzbow. He lives in Tokyo. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 270 copies. Every copy purchased directly from Elevator Bath will include a download code for high quality files of the entire audio content of this LP. www.elevatorbath.com 2016 €20.00
AKITA, MASAMI / JOHN DUNCAN The Black Album LP "LP on green vinyl. Each record cover was finished with a shotgun blast !!! Edition of 300 copies. 'Masami's and my conversations look like heroin addicts talking : A phrase. A five minute silence. Another phrase. A five minute silence. A question. A five minute silence. Another phrase. A five minute silence. An answer. Et cetera. The BLACK ALBUM shows what's going on in our heads.' John Duncan" [label info] www.touretterecords.com "John Duncan, der früher für seine spektakulären Performances berüchtigt war und heute mit eklatant kurzen Konzerten mehr und mehr seine Fans vergrault, umreißt den Grundcharakter seiner Kollaboration mit Masami Akita als etwas, das man tatsächlich von den wenigen kursierenden Merzbow-Interviews her kennt: “Masami’s and my conversations look like heroin addicts talking: A phrase. A five minute silence. Another phrase. A five minute silence. A question.“ u.s.w. „The Black Album shows what’s going on in our heads.” Es war wohl eine für Soundart-Kollaborationen nicht untypische Mailart-Geschichte, die bei den beiden immer mal ins Stocken geriet. Das Basismaterial der drei Stücke stammt wohl durchweg von Duncan, der im vorigen Jahr zahlreiche Aufnahmen im nuklearen Forschungslabor im italienischen Gran Sasso gemacht hatte. Man könnte spitzfindig sein und die Langsamkeit, mit der sich die gegenseitige Bearbeitung und die Korrespondenz zwischen Japan und Duncans Wahlheimat Italien in dem Track, der die komplette erste Seite ausfüllt, gespiegelt sehen, denn das Stück braucht eine ganze Zeit, um sich von seiner eigenen Statik zu lösen. Die ersten Minuten sind geprägt von digitalem Glitch-Gefrickel, bei dem sich nur im Kleinen etwas tut, wenn leichte Perkussionsansätze, sinusartige Geräusche und schrille Hochfrequenzen kurz an der Oberfläche erscheinen, um in Sekundenschnelle wieder abzutauchen. Doch selbst wenn sich nach einiger Zeit technoide Rhythmen andeuten, ist von Dynamik und klanglicher Entgrenzung keine Spur auszumachen. Erst gegen Ende bricht für kurze Zeit das entlastende Chaos in das ansonsten recht ohrenfreundlich gestaltete Stück ein. Dass die beiden ihr Gespür für Klangdesign auch kurzweilig einbringen können, beweisen sie v.a. auf dem ersten Track der zweiten Seite, denn der bietet geschliffenen digitalen Harsh Noise mit allem, was dazu gehört: Rauschen, Prasseln und ein kontinuierlicher Fluss, der sich auch durch vorübergehende Tempowechsel und hektische Brüche nicht aus der Richtung bringen lässt. Nach diesem kurzen, aber intensiven Sturm bildet das ambiente Drone gegen Ende einen geerdeten Gegenpart. Die Zusammenarbeit erschien auf grasgrünem Vinyl in einem im Schrotsalvenstil ganz individuell traktierten schwarzen Cover." [Uwe Schneider / African Paper] africanpaper.com/2015/08/15/john-duncan-masami-akita-the-black-album/#more-10626 "Something I didn't realize until today, is that John Duncan lived in Japan for quite some time, and surely met Masami Akita from Merzbow in those years, but for whatever reason never worked together. Now they did. In a short period of time this is the second collaboration with John Duncan, although his record with Jim O'Rourke didn't make it to these pages. The cover of this album isn't black as in all black as in "It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black." It has the titles in white and through the shotgun holes you see the pink inner sleeve. The vinyl itself is green. The shotgun holes leave traces of paper on the vinyl itself. Duncan made the source recordings and I assume they both worked on the end result. On the side with the black label things are in a straightforward Merzbow-like noise manner. Loud, distorted, like a hundred records stuck into very dirty grooves, but mixed together with much consideration. Unlike a more average solo record by Merzbow, things here are mixed with a keen eye for variation and occasionally we hear the original sound sources, which seem to be field recordings of heavy weight objects in a large space, or maybe some sort of shortwave. Maybe this more careful yet not always careful music is the reason why this is released under Akita's own name and not Merzbow? A pretty strong record if you ask me. Lots of variation, lots of consideration and lots of noise. Everybody wins." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2014 €25.00
AKIYAMA, MITCHELL Mort aux vaches CD Wieder ein kleines Verpackungswunder in der MORT AUX VACHES-Serie: glänzendes, 2fach gefaltetes Kupferblech mit Prägung, sieht einfach genial aus! Und auch musikalisch ist dies ein Schmuckstück: Ein one-tracker (43+ min.) mit äusserst zarten, stimmungsvollen Gitarren-Drones, die digital aufbereitet tänzeln und feinste innerliche Resonanzen spürbar werden lassen.... “Packaging comes in embossed copper (no printing). Akiyama's contribution to the Mort Aux Vaches series is an unedited improvisation recorded for VPRO radio in April, 2004. Consisting of guitar washes and digital interruptions, the set was recorded without any use of samples or prepared material. In keeping with Akiyama's ethic of spontaneous composition this recording is a document of a moment. Akiyama's music is a study in fiction and texture. He records compositions and improvisations for piano, strings, and other instruments, and restructures them in his studio in a post-facto montage. Playing on the distortions in causality that recording technology can effect, Akiyama creates music that lays claim to a moment of creation that never happened. Imperfections - fingers scraping strings, breaths and other signs of humanity - are underscored resulting in a digital simulacrum of performance. Located somewhere in the interstices of classical, electronic composition and post-rock, his works vacillate between delicate melodies and confrontational bursts of noise.” [press release] www.staalplaat.com 2004 €14.50
ALEXIADIS, PANOS Katabasis LP "‘Katabasis' is the first solo album proper from Panos Alexiadis -an electronic musician based in Athens- following a series of cassette and cdr releases with various projects/aliases. With a title that translates to ‘descend’, Katabasis is a concrète sound environment generated through real-time synthesis using modular electronics, acoustic instrument samples and location recordings. Aiming to create a distinct psychoacoustic experience, the music avoids any overt tonal structures, focusing instead on the construction of immersive acoustic spaces that display strong ties to classic electronic music as much as they reveal Alexiadis’ unique voice. The music was mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, and is produced on an edition of 300 on vinyl. The first side of the LP houses the main piece itself, while the second provides space for an addendum which extends the possibilities of this music to a purely electronic piece. ‘15:21’ mirrors the first track in its construction but drops the use of any pre-recorded elements from its palette, revealing the stark and raw beauty at the root of the artist’s work." [label info] rekemrecords.tumblr.com "This is the first 'proper' release by Panos Alexiadis, who already released music on cassette and CDR before, but under different names and projects. The title, apparently, translates as 'descend' and the music is made with the use of "modular electronics, acoustic instrument samples and location recordings" and the record has two pieces, the part one of the title piece on side A, and '15:21' on the other side. There is some difference between both sides, even when they also seem to employ similar approaches. The approach is, at least that's what I think, to play sounds according to some plan but in the stage of execution all a bit looser operated. It means that the music is not strictly composed, nor entirely improvised, but it's somewhere between these ends. That's what makes both sides similar, I guess. The difference lies in the variety of sounds used, or in the limitation there-of. In '15:21', Alexiadis seems to be using mostly the modular synthesizer in solo mode, save for the addition of effects - reverb and delay, although perhaps also created with the same modular synthesizer. That makes this side not unlike what they call 'early electronics', like a private pressing from those days of a long forgotten composer. Things are a bit more complex on the other side of this record, the title piece. Here he uses more sound sources, even when they are not always easy to be recognized, but the multitude of inputs makes this a more complex piece of music than the other side. It's a bit chaotic at times and in the end it sounds a bit more improvised and more loosely put together. I enjoyed the less complex '15:21' over this one, since it had a more clear build up and that works for me a bit better. But also for the title piece one could say it is like an obscure 'early electronics' record. Nice work altogether." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2014 €15.00
ALIEN BRAINS It's all History now - Tape Works 1979-85 4 x LP BOX "Alien Brains was an abstract non-collective initiated in 1979 by Nigel Jacklin. Over the years Nigel co-operated with the likes of Mark Lancaster (Instant Automatons, 391), Allen Adams (Methods Of Execution, The Blanks, The Destructors), Philip and Richard Rupenus (Funeral Danceparty / The New Blockaders), Philip Sanderson (Storm Bugs / Snatch Tapes), Metgumbnerbone, Harold Schellinx (The Young Lions), David Jackman (Organum) and various random acquaintances (with limited musical skills). There was no fixed line up; there are no photo’s of Alien Brains as (in the words of Nigel Jacklin) “we” did not exist. Their works employed elements of musique concrete, the industrial avant-garde, drone music, the boogie woogie and dub. Alien Brains tools of the trade included field recordings, tape editing, use of everyday objects and devices as well as unconventionally applied traditional acoustic instruments. A keen fan of acoustics, the locations in which Alien Brains recorded or appeared were as important as the tools they used to produce their sounds. Not managed by the fictional ‘Another Corporation Incorporated’ Alien Brains later metamorphosed into Verdenskang with Jacklin releasing one tape under his own name. Little did he realise, when he recorded Menial Disorders and Blatantly Nihilist at the age of 17, how Emile Durkheim’s concept of anomie would later ring true to the foundations of Alien Brains. They performed live on several occasions, in London, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Amsterdam. A total of 7 Tapes were released between 1980 and 1985 with contributions to several compilations including Deleted Records (Deleted Funtime), Snatch Tapes (Snatch 3) and Ptose Production (Assemblée Générale No 2, Boule (Joyeux Noël). Alien Brains "It's All History Now" Tape-Works 1979-1985 LP 1A: Menial Disorders (rec 1979) A C90 cassette released January 1st 1980 on Deleted Records DEC05- (27:10) A1: There is going to be a Riot Soon 0:30 A2: Menial Disorder A1 3:51 A3: Menial Disorder A4 10:48 A4: Menial Disorder A8 1:17 A5: Menial Disorder A10 4:10 A6: Menial Disorder B3 6:24 LP 1B: Menial Disorders (rec 1979) A C90 cassette released January 1st 1980 on Deleted Records DEC05 (27:42) B1: Menial Disorder B4 1:57 B2: Menial Disorder B5 4:58 B3: Menial Disorder B6 1:54 B4: Menial Disorder B7 5:34 B5: Menial Disorder B9 2:10 B6: Menial Disorder B11 5:23 B7: Menial Disorder B12 1:07 B8: Menial Disorder B13 1:09 B9: Menial Disorder B2 3:32 LP 2A: DER BLAUNK TEPS (1980) Recorded in Neunen at the home ‘studios’ of Nasmak (27:46 Min) A1: Der Blaunk Teps 1A 3:41 A2: Der Blaunk Teps 3A 2:54 A3: Der Blaunk Teps 4A 4:27 A4: Der Blaunk Teps 5A 10:24 A5: Der Blaunk Teps 2B 3:09 A6: Der Blaunk Teps 2B 3:05 LP 2B: DER BLAUNK TEPS Cntd. /// Aberdeen Arts Centre (Summer 81, Coffee & Company) (27:58) B1: Der Blaunk Teps A6 3:05 B2: Der Blaunk Teps B1 4:25 B3: Der Blaunk Teps B3 5:01 B4: Aberdeen Arts Centre 1981 14:00 LP 3A: Live Last Chance Centre, Shepherds Bush, London 18/11/83 // WI HUT-Recording 1982 (Broomhill, Morpeth) (29:17 min) A1: Live Last Chance Centre 18-11-1983 London (11:55) A2: WI HUT-Recording (Broomhill) - 1982 Morpeth (13:22) A3: USE (Unusual Social Embraces) - So quiet 4:00 (also released on British Interiors) LP 3B: Extracts from Blatantly Nihilist (Fashionable Trousers, FT003 1980) /// British Interiors (1980) /// Alien Brains IV - Natural Advantages (1980) /// Nigel Jacklin Solo (1981) (26:49 min) B1: Blatantly Nihilist A1 3:32 B2: Blatantly Nihilist B1 5:07 B3: British Interiors A1 2:00 B4: British Interiors A2 0:51 B5: British Interiors B4 1:19 B6: Alien Brains IV Natural Advantages B2 7:14 B7: Alien Brains IV Natural Advantages B4 2:01 B8: Nigel Jacklin - Solo-recording 4:41 LP 4A: Live School Art Room 1982 / Live Tower (Morwick) 1982 A1: School Art Room A2 7:00 A2: School Art Room B1 4:06 A3: School Art Room A2 9:04 A4: School Art Room A3 3:36 A5: Tower (Morwick) B1 4:07 LP 4B: Verdenskang (29:53) 1984/1985 Released as a cassette by ADN Tapes 20 B1: Verdenskang A1 8:03 B2: Verdenskang A2 4:17 B3: Verdenskang A3 9:09 B4: Verdenskang B1 2:17 B5: Verdenskang B2 4:34 B6: Verdenskang B3 1:37" [label info] www.vinyl-on-demand.com 2014 €65.00
ALIO DIE ART Box Set (Under An Holy Ritual & Hora Aurea) LP & 10inch BOX Collector’s item! Gibt es eigentlich nur direkt via mailorder von SMALL VOICES: Beide neuen Alio Die-Vinyle in einer bedruckten, schweren Plexi-Glass-Hülle, das Vinyl in clear! Nummeriert auf 100. Wir konnten einige davon ergattern und sie nun zum gleichen Preis wie beim Label anbieten! “format: special plexiglas box - limited numbered edition 100 copies - both records in clear vinyl. This is a very special release that includes the two ALIO DIE issues on SmallVoices: the reissue of his fantastic masterpiece "Under an Holy Ritual" (SVV004), very well known ritual ambient music milestone on 12" LP and the totally new and exclusive Alio Die studio work titled "Aurea Hora" (SVV007) released on vinyl 10". Both vinyls (here in clear wax) are enclosed in an amazing and special de-luxe plexiglas Box Set. The release is limited to 100 hand-numbered copies only..., so please hurry up! First come, first serve!“ [label info] 2006 €45.00
Aura Seminalis CD Auf AURA SEMINALIS verwendet ALIO DIE vokales und chorales Material, welches elektronisch verfremdet oder mit elektronischen Effekten angereichert wird. Dabei entstehen zwei lange Stücke von unglaublicher Emotionalität und Tiefe, frei fliessend & sanft wirbelnd um imaginäre Zentren....Die sakralen Choräle verschmelzen auf eine einmalige Art und Weise mit akustisch-elektronischen Sound, vielleicht das beste ALIO DIE -Album bisher, auf jeden Fall aufregend anders als vorherige Arbeiten ! "The new work by Alio Die it is part of the Castle's sonorisation series, titled AURA SEMINALIS. The first track 'Sine Tempore part I-III' it's an epicentre of mystic music carachterized by a gold cathedral's atmosphere, while 'Aura Seminalis part I-II' displays an ascensional soundworld of arcane purity and rare beauty. One of the best works by Alio die so far. CD packaged in an elegant three sides digipack!! HSL 045" [label info] "This latest release in a recent outpouring of creativity from Italy's master of organic drones is possibly the most unique in this artist's long career as a sound sculptor. While most of his recent releases on his own Hic Sunt Leones label have been collaborations, this is his first solo effort since the release of the 10 inch vinyl Aurea Hora. As the elaborate Renaissance style artwork on the cover suggests, this music points in the direction of a more "classical" sound insofar as the utilization of Gregorian style chants. These are successfully incorporated into Musso's customary drones comprised of field recordings, acoustic instruments, and electronic processing, giving this disc a particularly reverent ambience. Don't think Enigma or Delerium, because as one listens to this they may be inclined to bow their head and meditate or pray rather than nod or chill. I imagine that if today's sound recording abilities were available during those times evoked by the artwork or chants, they too would have then added the organic elements that Alio Die does, creating a balance of both the heavenly and the earthbound. Fans of his music may or may not find this approach a departure from what they are accustomed to, but it is certain that this artist is going beyond his previous huge body of work to encompass a broader sonic pallette." [Pauldient / Discogs.com] www.aliodie.com 2008 €15.00
  Deconsecrated and Pure CD "Deconsecrated and Pure is an evocative liturgy from the realm where electronic music meets acoustic drones, found objects, sacral voices and field recordings. Italian ambient-acoustic sonic sculptor Stefano Musso returns for his first solo Alio Die release on Projekt in 20 years. Don't get the idea he's been on vacation, however! Since 1992 he has released 37 collaborative CDs and 19 solo CDs; this makes Deconsecrated and Pure Alio Die's 20th solo release! Welcome back! The processed traditional instruments and natural textures float alongside rich electro-organic drones, creating a perfect introspective soundtrack with a medieval and sacral atmosphere. Serene and meditative textures combine in a chorus of circular and interwoven sounds, reflecting the harmony of the cosmos as an opus of inner stillness. Processed and layered into the mix are vocal pieces by Claudio Merulo. The work of this 16th century Venetian Renaissance composer was performed by Paolo Tognon and Quoniam Ensemble di Dulciane and De Labyrintho Ensemble Della Rinascenza, creating the essence of a historical religious feel. The gradual evolution of the arrangements create a strong impression that the listener has been carried across time and space. Elements such as sonically-tampered Middle East horns (The dulciana, a sort of early basoon/oboe), solemn atmospheres of the courts of the Italian Renaissance, and evocative soundscapes cosmic and ethereal combine for holiness and trascendence. To create this work, Stefano selected fragments of sessions recorded with the acoustic instruments, modifying them through multi-layered loops. Pitch and frequencies changed, effects were added, other sound objects were played and processed into the mix. This was further augmented with the electronics and field recordings adding more layers metamorphosizing the whole atmosphere into a deep trance mood. What makes Alio Die's compositions glow is the attention to detail and fluidity; something from the background floats to the foreground as it is slowly modified, or perhaps it's the gentle addition of a bagpipe or stringed instruments. It all intertwines through constant modulation, addition of atmospheric sounds, and re-contextualization. Marvelously floating and hauntingly expressive, Deconsecrated and Pure feels like a liturgical poem within an archaic mausoleum distorted by time." [label info] www.projekt.com 2012 €15.00
ALIO DIE & FESTINA LENTE Il sogno di un piano veneziano a Parigi CD “With Il Sogno di un Piano Veneziano a Parigi Alio Die and Festina Lente creates together a place of the memory where the past rest with a filmy nostalgia.. it is a dramatically joint that finally extinguish itself to the become.. there at the border where the personal moment ends, and the taste of an impersonal experience starts, with a longer breath. Like life belongs to the cosmos, and time belongs to the seasons. After a long friendship a pianoforte met a zither, their incorporating sounds brought on wings of an ancient and lully dream, in foggy layers of impalpable feelings and in a wayward journey towards the inland. The field recordings were collected in Paris, East-Asia, and America by Alio Die, kimsonJa and Francesco Paladino such as rituals, animals, objects and spontaneous voices in the street... surround and conduce towards parallel worlds. The ambient tracks are alternated with more intense and obscure moments, without breaking the solution of the continuum, through the organic elaborations of the sound's dye... loops of notes and silences, subtle presences of the field recordings that spy both: mankind and nature… So the treated piano and the nipped and scrubbed cords, the voices and noises, the resonances of metals... calls back the memory's body, that comes to the surface with great glangour. Dissolvent bright and dark colours, putting voices together to a poetical inspiration and a glamorous and precise lyricism of the entire inside.” [label press release] 2005 €13.50
ALIO DIE & MARTINA GALVAGNI Eleusian Lullaby CD "Oasen-Ambient" auf dieser Zusammenarbeit von ALIO DIE mit der italienischen Sängerin MARTINA GALVAGNI, hell klingend & klar, eine paradiesische Schönheit und Geborgenheit heraufbeschwörend, zärtlich, warm & sinnlich. ALIO DIE benutzt wieder diverse Instrumente wie Zither & Sitar und field recordings, die er auf seine typische Art und Weise verwebt... "Eleusian Lullaby is a sensual ethereal-ambient collaboration between Italian soundsculptor Stefano Musso (aka Alio Die) and Italian singer Martina Galvagni. It is the third release in Projekt's series of Alio Die's vocal collaborations following 2001's Apsaras (with Amelia Cuni) and 2005's Mei-Jyu (with Jack or Jive). Eleusian Lullaby blends the natural, warm and earthy ambient compositions of Alio Die with the elegant, neo-classical voice of Martina, merging notes and silence into an expanded dreamscape. This is lullaby music like an aural caress from darkness into the light. The combination of the vocal melodies with the abstract qualities of the loops and instruments creates a suspended near-dream space, intimate and sensual at the same time. The opening track, 'The Oniroid Sleep,' displays a foggy atmosphere where the voices wash beneath the acoustic layers of the cithara, sitar, kalimba and field recordings. On the second track, 'A Drone Song for Alienor,' the voice is clearer and more upfront with all its powerful beauty apparent creating an intense and fragile song with a neo-classical approach. The third song, 'Eleusian Lullaby,' was created as a totally free improvisation of psaltery and voice; the text is sung in a dialect of the Engadina language (Switzerland). Drones and loops were added later from the original recordings. 60 minutes of music, composed by acoustical improvisations with voice, psaltery, zither, cithara, bells, metals and field recordings. The original recordings were made in locations in the woods and in ancient medieval places then processed and layered by Alio Die at Temple Studio in 2005-2006. Listen to this trance music in the dark and be lead to a tranquil earthly garden. Like in the best lullabies, you are caressed as you are transported to a mysterious parallel soundworld of peace and harmony." [label notes] "Three elongated tracks making up a full length album of arty, filmic experimental soundscaping. Delicate and subtle, yet slightly discordant, melodies from archaic stringed instruments interweave with ambient drones, tinkling bells, and wordless vocals with Middle Eastern, medieval and folk touches, as well as sophisticated and evocative neoclassical vocals that are used as more of a focus of the track rather than the other styles that put in briefer appearances. Less song-oriented than many Projekt releases, but its ethereal nature, coupled with the slightly dark take on folk/world/classical music, fits right in with much of the label's other output. Combining elements familiar from the ambient/drone/experimental genre with creative, intellectual ideas of their own, the album is relaxing yet slightly unsettling at times, and goes beyond music and into the realms of aural art." [Bliss / Aquamarine] www.projekt.com 2008 €14.50
ALOG Amateur do-LP "Double LP version, deluxe gatefold sleeve. Alog are duo Espen Sommer Eide and Dag-Are Haugan, and this is their fourth full-length release for the Rune Grammofon label. Since forming in 1997, Alog have been among Norway's leading performers of experimental electronic music. They are mainstays at Rune Grammofon and have been with the label since their debut album Red Shift Swing was released in 1999. They have increasingly worked with various acoustic instruments and in collaboration with other musicians for long recording sessions in special locations. Travelling around the west coast of Norway with Nicholas H. Møllerhaug and Nils Økland sidekick Sigbjørn Apeland, they recorded in music schools in an attempt to capture the unique sound of each selection of instruments found. Because of bad weather they could be stuck for days on islands off the wild northern coast recording themselves playing any instruments they could find and building more of their own. These sessions were subsequently worked on in the studio to bring out the unique spirit of this release, characterized by a curious and fresh approach to playing that is often lost in the process of becoming a virtuoso on a singular instrument. The word "amateur" originally denotes a person who is motivated by a passion or love for their activity. It has been the goal of Alog on this album to preserve and enhance this special energy in their songs, and to do this they use their "augmented acoustics" technology and bring out the hidden "amateur" energy of each song." [press release] 2007 €22.00
ALTIERI, CORRADO / GIANLUCA FAVARON The System of Objects CD "Silentes presents a new collaborative effort between two prominent artists of Italy's electronic and experimental scene, Corrado Altieri (Candor Chasma, Monosonik, Uncodified) and Gianluca Favaron (ab'she, Under The Snow, Z'been). Inspired by Jean Baudrillard's essay of the same name, "The System of Objects" offers seven compositions combining field recordings, analogue textures, computer music and concrète sounds. Altieri e Favaron dig deep in the unconscious of the french philosopher, devising a hypothetical music score of his manifesto on the relations between objects universe and consumer society ideologies: drones and digital pulses, processed tapes and multi-layered frequencies make for a voyage to the borders of ambient, noise and radical experiments." [label info] www.silentes.net "Releases on Silentes are getting a bit more sparse these days, perhaps because of the economic tide etc, but I am also happy to note that they do more and more LPs. However the first new one is a CD with Gianluca Favaron on computer and one Corrado Altieri, who gets credit for electronics and tapes. Favaron is a man whose work appeared a lot on Silentes (as we'll see here too), and I never heard of Altieri. The eight tracks on 'The System Of Objects' are relatively short: the whole album doesn't last more than thirty-five minutes and it's inspired by the book of the same name by Jean Baudrillard. In much of Favaron's work ambient and drones play an important role, even when they are created with the use of the computer. In this particular work however we find him in a somewhat more noisy role, owing more to musique concrete than to ambience. The whole thing has some heavily treated acoustic feel to it, creating seven quite densely knitted pieces of electronic music. Be this field recordings, be this acoustic sounds created with contact microphones, or whatever else, it's treated into great monolithic blocks of sound. In only a few pieces this kind of minimalism is left behind and more things happen at the same time, such as in the opening piece 'Objects And Time 1'. An excellent release of highly vibrant electronic music. Quite raw and intense, exactly the kind of noise I like. Not meaningless and pointless carrying on forever, but seven sharp, contrasting blasts." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2013 €12.00
ALVARET ENSEMBLE Skeylja LP "---"Skeylja" ein erfundenes Wort aus der Kombination des friesischen Worts für die niederländische Insel Terschelling, "Skylge", und dem isländischem Wort für Insel, "Eyjan" --- Skeylja ist ein internationales Multimedia-Projekt, das von der Idee ausgeht, Improvisations-Musik und das Zusammentreffen von Musikern aus verschiedenen Ländern mit unterschiedlichen musikalischen Hintergründen zu verbinden, um eine spontane Klanglandschaft live zu kreieren. Das Projekt begann, als sich The Alvaret Ensemble (Greg Haines, Jan & Romke Kleefstra, und Sytze Pruiksma), die man bereits von ihrem bei Denovali erschienenem epischen Debut aus dem Jahr 2012 kennt, sich entschlossen nach Island zu reisen, in dem Anliegen mit den isländischen Musikern Ingi Gardar Erlendsson, Kira Kira, Borgar Magnason und Eiríkur Orri Olafsson eine gemeinsame musikalische Sprache zu finden. Zu der Gruppe stieß ebenfalls das 33 1/3 Collective hinzu, eine Gruppe Videokünstler aus den Niederlanden, die vor Ort Filmmaterial sammelten, das später Ausgangsmaterial der visuellen Seite für die gemeinsamen Live-Performances werden sollte. Einige Monate später, nachdem die Gruppe eine erfolgreiche Woche zusammen Musik gemacht hatte und durch die beeindruckende Landschaft Islands gereist ist, trafen sie sich erneut, aber diesmal auf der Insel Terschelling in den Niederlanden. Im Rahmen des Oerol Festivals spielten sie dort eine Serie von neun ausverkauften Konzerten in einer alten Kirche, von denen jedes einzelne aufgenommen wurde. Jeder Künstler ,kuratierte" einen groben Plan für je einen Konzertabend, der alles sein konnte - von einer selbst angefertigten Zeichnung, die dann musikalisch interpretiert wird, bis zu präziseren Plänen, welche konkret Strukturen und Kombinationen von Musikern anbieten. Nie wurden die Noten oder der Inhalt der Musik selbst vorab besprochen, dies war stattdessen dem Zufall überlassen und durch das aufmerksame gegenseitige Zuhören weiterentwickelt. Im Fokus stand es eine Atmosphäre zu schaffen, in der jeder einzelne Spieler entscheidend ist, aber man zusammen zu einem Ganzen hin arbeitet. Nach zehn sehr intensive Tagen auf der Insel Terschelling, war alles was blieb die Erinnerungen der Zuschauer und, glücklicherweise, eine Festplatte mit zehn Stunden aufgenommener Musik. Nachdem alle die Möglichkeit hatten sich durch die rohen Mixe der Konzertabende zu hören und sie zu kommentieren, wurde das Material in Greg Haines Electricity Works Studio nach Berlin gebracht, wo der lange Prozesse des Auswählens, Editierens, und des Abmischens begann. Endlich, nun fast zwei Jahren nach ihrem ersten Treffen in Reykjavik, ist das Album abgeschlossen und soweit es zu veröffentlichen. Wir hoffen es gefällt. Teilnehmende Musiker (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge): Ingi Gardar Erlendsson (Tuba, Posaune, Thranophone), Greg Haines (Klavier), Kira Kira (Gesang, Electronics), Jan Kleefstra (Stimme, Gedichte), Romke Kleefstra (Gitarre), Borgar Magnason (Kontrabass), Eiríkur Orri Olafsson (Trompete, Electronics), Sytze Pruiksma (Percussion)." [label info] www.denovali.com 2014 €19.50
AMBARCHI / O'ROURKE / HAINO Only wanting to melt... LP "Now available as vinyl. Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyo's legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums, with last year's 'now while it's still warm let us pour in all the mystery' (BT09) containing a series of instant compositions of stunning power and concision that demonstrated how familiar and attuned to one another the three have become. Presenting the entire first set of the trio's March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), 'only wanting to melt beautifully away is it a lack of contentment that stirs affection for those things said to be as of yet unseen', their fifth release, blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Haino's most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between O'Rourke's 12-string acoustic guitar and Haino's kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones. While on previous releases the listener has often sensed that Haino was firmly in the driver's seat, here O'Rourke takes centre stage with an acoustic guitar performance that takes the lyricism of John Abercrombie or Ralph Towner and refracts it through the free improvisation tradition of his mentors Derek Bailey and Henry Kaiser. The atmosphere of meditative, abstracted song is reminiscent of some of Haino's greatest recordings, such as the legendary 'Live In The First Year Of The Heisei' volumes recorded with Kan Mikami. After this stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the performance moves organically through a number of episodes, including a dramatic central passage in which Haino moves to synth and drum machine, crafting a current of raw electricity that unfurls slowly over the gently pulsing foundations of Ambrachi's cymbals and builds to heights of manic intensity. When Haino later turns to wooden flute, Ambarchi answers him with nimble hand-drummed percussion in a passage that calls to mind Don Cherry's liberated combination of free jazz improvisation and non-western musics. The trio's move away from the power trio dynamic bespeaks a risk-taking and questing spirit that refuses to be satisfied with repeating past glories, and yet the organic, immersive flow of this single improvisation attests to the intuitive bond that has formed between them over the last five years. Exuding the signature mystery and emotion of Haino's greatest works, this release is perhaps the strongest statement yet from this acclaimed trio, and holds out a tantalizing promise for everyone hooked on their continuing exploration of 'those things said to be as of yet unseen'. Francis Plagne" [label info] www.blacktrufflerecords.com "The 4th album from this all-star international improv unit. We're fans of Jim O'Rourke (bass) and Black Truffle label head Oren Ambarchi (drums) of course, but we're even bigger fans of dark lord of Japanese psych Keiji Haino (guitar, vocals), which is good - 'cause, as should come as no surprise, he's the dominant personality in this trio. This formation - and its slight variant, with Stephen O'Malley in place of O'Rourke - has become one of the best sources for a reliable Haino-fix. This disc (on cd for now, vinyl upcoming) consists of one 40+ minute track, that begins blissfully, with sparse, Eastern-sounding string pluck and sudden strum, eventually joined by gentle, more-melodic-than-usual singing from Haino. But does it stay that way? Of course not. Haino steps away from the mic, his guitarwork gets more tangled, the drumming more insistent, heavier bass tones begin to resonate, and then at about the 14 minute mark, some (still relatively mild) feedback amp action kicks in as well. A storm is not unleashed, not yet, but dark clouds gather on the horizon, and the air becomes thick with anticipation. Ambarchi keeps up a nervous pulse, steadily skittering away, as Haino and O'Rourke build up drones, high and low. Electronic bleepage and sci-fi FX wander in from somewhere, and we're expecting immanent cataclysm. But nay, the trio pull back, Haino returns to the mic, hushed at first, his vocals backed by Jandekian fractured folk that then gets hectic and no-wavey in recent Fushitsusha tradition. More extreme noisiness briefly erupts at about the half-hour mark, but fades, heralding a humid jungle jam, Haino on flute we think (or recorder?), Ambarchi's beats getting bongo-y. Nice. Side stepping some of our usual expectations, but not nearly all of 'em, this one's another interesting addition to this trio's oeuvre, and we're left wanting more." [Aquarius Records] 2014 €16.50
AMBARCHI, OREN Der Kleine König 7inch Erstes 7”-Vinyl für AMBARCHI, hier wesentlich agiler, kratziger und hochfrequent-sirrender als auf den letzten longplayern, aber soundästhetisch nicht minder schön... nummerierte Auflage von 500 Stck. “ there are different ways to get in contact with the musical ouevre of the sydney-based oren ambarchi, one of the most prolific musicians in contemporary experimental music in the last few years: via his projects sun or phlegm, his collaborations with keith rowe, phil niblock, fennesz or martin ng (to name but a few) or his highly acclaimed solo releases on staalplaat, touch and staubgold. "der kleine könig" is ambarchi's first 7" and certainly a step in a new direction - till now his droney, almost poetic explorations were done solely with guitar and effect units. this is his first release constructed with computer [this, by the way, was also the case with tonschacht 004 by ashtray navigations], and it shows - especially on side b - a yet unknown harsh, piercing but very clear sound. imagine kevin drumm kickin' raster-noton's butt. side a however contains a beautiful, yet distorting dense piece which develops around a fragmented melody of ovalish melancholy.” [press-release] 2002 €6.00
  Raga Ooty / Nilgiri Plateau LP "Raga Ooty unearths three previously unreleased works (each titled with reference to the area in south India where his mother was born) from Oren Ambarchi's archive, showcasing the rawer side of his solo work between 2006 and 2011. The side-long Raga Ooty unspools a twisting, skittering thread of gritty guitar harmonics over a bed of buzzing tambura drone, creating the same paradoxical impression of simultaneous stasis and forward propulsion achieved by minimalist masters such as Henry Flynt, to whom this work is dedicated. The Nilgiri Plateau generates an 8 minute wash of gleaming overtones from a 12 string acoustic guitar played with motors, continuing the experiments first made public on the 2007 Stacte Motors LP. The closing Raga Ooty (Slight Return) returns to the distorted guitar harmonic hysterics of the opening piece, this time elaborated over a wash of Ambarchi's signature Leslie cabinet tones, building relentlessly over the course of 12 minutes recorded live in Basel late last year." [label info] www.boweavilrecordings.com 2012 €20.50
AMM AMMMusic 1966 CD “74 Minuten Material der AMMMUSIC-Session, die jeweils am 8. und 27. Juni 1966 stattfand. Die CD ist um zusätzliches Bonusmaterial erweitert, welches aus derselben Session stammt. It „allows the listener to hear prefigurations and continuities of the music which makes for a new and a more enhanced experience than the original album material.“ (from the booklet) Die Improvisationen von AMM schaffen lange ruhige Distanzen zwischen Eruptionen krachiger E-Gitarre und begleitend bis störend eingesetzten Transistorradios. Piano und Perkussion im Zusammenhang mit Cello, Saxophon, Akkordion und Klarinette steigern sich wellenförmig höher und lassen die Musik urplötzlich in ruhige Passagen fallen. Es scheint, die Zeit sei stehen geblieben, während die Musiker kleine Punkte und schmale Linien in diesen konstanten Strom eines Stillebens zeichnen. Im Original 1967 als LP veröffentlicht. This CD contains 74 minutes of AMMMUSIC recorded on the 8th and 27th june 1966. Some unreleased material made at the same session is inclused. It „allows the listener to hear prefigurations and continuities of the music which makes for a new and a more enhanced experience than the original album material.“ (from the booklet) Improvisation music with pretty long distances between eruptions of noise streams from electric guitar and transistor radio. Cello and percussion together with piano, saxophon, accordion and clarinet culminate in waves and suddenly remain in quiet parts. It seems the time has stopped, while the musicians are painting small dots and lines in this constant stream of a standstill. Originally released as an LP in 1967.“ [Peter Schlewinski for Drone Records] “Repressed. Monumental debut recording (originally issued by the Elektra recording company in far different times). "The classic first recording from 1966, with Cornelius Cardew, Eddie Prevost, Lou Gare, Keith Rowe and Lawrence Sheaf. One of the first attempts to bring Noise improvisation (radios, scraped guitars, prepared pianos) into popular culture. Essential and historic." [label info] 1989 €15.00
AMON DÜÜL Psychedelic Underground LP "LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES Gatefold Lp With Inside Pocket "Some albums just have the perfect name, and Amon Duul's debut nails that perfectly; Psychedelic Underground is music at its most experimental and relentlessly uncommercial, using late-'60s inspirations as a launching ground for what came to be described as Krautrock. Taken from a jam session from the previous year, but treated with many studio effects that enhance the strangeness of the collection, Underground rocks to its own weird beat. Opening track "Ein Wunderhübsches Mädchen Träumt von Sandosa" captures what sounds like a great experience for everyone involved, a 17-minute composition heavy on the drums and percussion, with a basic, chugging guitar riff in one channel and chanting, call-and-response vocals located throughout the mix. (...) The tracks on the second side have the same understandable vibe, but some are sparer in comparison, as with the keening strummed guitar/vocal combination "Im Garten Sandosa" and "Mama Duul und Ihre Sauerkrautband spielt auf," which is mostly clattering percussion in one stereo channel! (...)" (allmusic) " [label info] 2016 €18.00
ANAKRID Banishment Rituals of the Disenlightened CD Tolles Album dieser Neuentdeckung auf Beta-Lactam: sehr dichte, dunkle, geräuschhäft-mysteriöse Klänge, elektronisch unterfüttert & stets in dynamischer Bewegung, ein weites Spektrum auf den 11 Stücken austestend... sehr eigener Stil! "..A very dark, often unsettling and intense album of electronic experimentation." [Side-Line] "First ed. of 500 copies in a book bound CD case. Anakrid a day keeps the doctor slurred in a trove of fish-tallowed sling slong. This is what it sounds like when doves cry because the mother ship crashes into their nest in the 6th dimension. With this symphony of sickness comprised of scraped palpitations, pitched whooshes, roaring cathodes and syncopated metallics, Anakrid have another breakthrough chart topper on their bruised hands! These avant-garde hit-makers have real crossover potential, combining the best, most dynamic experimental noise with the very latest drones. This exciting NOW sound is OUT OF THIS WORLD! The long awaited fusion of ritualistic tribalism with the tweaked electro-tech of ancient alien cultures is finally here. Hey kids! If you love Nurse With Wound, Genocide Organ, Hafler Trio, Muslimgauze, Pierre Henry, Nadja and Harry Bertoia and confusing your parents, then you’ll want to get in on the Anakrid craze before it’s too late. They’ve got a whole new way of kickin’ it old school. With electronics AND home-made instruments, Anakrid CREATES an exploratory atmosphere WITHOUT all those boring, go-nowhere improvisational hang-ups. Everything sounds fresh, progressive and weird!!! It’s just that good. Let’s face it; outsider music has gotten plain boring. Anakrid is just the electrodes to the testicles that left field music has been weeping for since, like, forever. Ex-punks hang up their Mohawks and make good mayhem." [press release] www.blrrecords.com 2008 €13.00
  Banishment Rituals of the Disenlightened LP Tolles Album dieser Neuentdeckung auf Beta-Lactam: sehr dichte, dunkle, geräuschhäft-mysteriöse Klänge, elektronisch unterfüttert & stets in dynamischer Bewegung, ein weites Spektrum auf den 11 Stücken austestend... sehr eigener Stil! Dies ist die superlimitierte Vinyl-Version, wie immer wie bei Beta-lactam speziell verpackt! "..A very dark, often unsettling and intense album of electronic experimentation." [Side-Line] "LP edition of 100 copies in a hand printed heavy gatefold sleeve. The inside gatefold sleeve is hand painted by Anakrid (each unique). Anakrid a day keeps the doctor slurred in a trove of fish-tallowed sling slong. This is what it sounds like when doves cry because the mother ship crashes into their nest in the 6th dimension. With this symphony of sickness comprised of scraped palpitations, pitched whooshes, roaring cathodes and syncopated metallics, Anakrid have another breakthrough chart topper on their bruised hands! These avant-garde hit-makers have real crossover potential, combining the best, most dynamic experimental noise with the very latest drones. This exciting NOW sound is OUT OF THIS WORLD! The long awaited fusion of ritualistic tribalism with the tweaked electro-tech of ancient alien cultures is finally here. Hey kids! If you love Nurse With Wound, Genocide Organ, Hafler Trio, Muslimgauze, Pierre Henry, Nadja and Harry Bertoia and confusing your parents, then you’ll want to get in on the Anakrid craze before it’s too late. They’ve got a whole new way of kickin’ it old school. With electronics AND home-made instruments, Anakrid CREATES an exploratory atmosphere WITHOUT all those boring, go-nowhere improvisational hang-ups. Everything sounds fresh, progressive and weird!!! It’s just that good. Let’s face it; outsider music has gotten plain boring. Anakrid is just the electrodes to the testicles that left field music has been weeping for since, like, forever. Ex-punks hang up their Mohawks and make good mayhem." [label info] www.blrrecords.com 2008 €26.00
ANALOGUE SOCIETY Mechanical Restraint 7 "Ein uns bisher unbekanntes Projekt von einen New Yorker namens LARY7 in der neuen Fylkingen 7”-series: summend-flirrend-konkrete Drones und quietschend-geräuschhafte Metall-devices führen zu einem sehr heterogenen Gesamtgeräuschwerk. Obskur und nur mit höchster Konzentration geniessbar. A so far unknown project from a New York based project in the new Fylkingen-7“series: a very heterogene soundsculpture made of analogue drones and concrete sounds, enjoyable only with highest listening-concentration. “All pices recorded live at the Plastikville Studio. Sound sources through the use of pure analogue devices and various kinds of metal apparata connected through electronics, unaffected in any way in the hope of rendering a kind of sonic inscription of the machines. Uher mag recorder Hydrophone pickups Piezo pickups Sony condensor Metal plate delay Wire spool recorder Sound gizmo” [from the liner notes] 2002 €8.00
ANAPHORIA Footpaths and Trade Routes LP "ini.itu is releasing the third LP of its catalogue, a 3 tracks album assembled by Kraig Grady under the moniker Anaphoria. • Kraig Grady is a composer and a sound artist. He has been described by David Toop as an Ethnographic Surrealist. Born in California in 1952 ( of Ojibwe Indian ascent ) , now residing in Australia where as a citizen of Anaphoria he is responsible for the Austronesian Outpost of Anaphoria and one of its most prominent organs, the Office of Cultural Liaisons. After mercurial composition studies (a.o with Byong-Kon Kim) and improvising for a while under the inspiration of Stockhausen’s ensemble works, an epiphanic performance of Harry Partch's U. S. Highball that he attended in 1976 led him to unexplored paths. The meeting of Erv Wilson, another pioneer of microtonalism, opened for him the door to alternative tunings with Erv Wilson’s elaborate system of “hexanies” and larger multi-dimensional tonal geometries. This led him to compositions in the just intonation resources of Wilson's combination-product sets and meta-slendro. Kraig Grady also started simultaneously building its own mesotonal / xenharmonic instruments ( metallophones, marimbas, hammered dulcimers and reed organs ) and assembling them into ensembles. His current work makes use of mallet instruments tuned to Wilson's Meta-Slendro, a greatly expanded Slendro-like scale. His compositions include accompaniments for silent films and shadow puppeteer plays. His works have been presented as part of the LA Philharmonic’s American Music Weekend as well as New Music America. The discovery of the island of Anaphoria provided him since the mid 90’s the opportunity to make use of a “visionary geographic” inner space in which the music he wanted to do and share was pre-existent. For extensive information on Anaphoria, please consult the North American Embassy Of Anaphoria Island : www.anaphoria.com • Contrasting with his ensemble compositions, this ini.itu LP presents 2 solo compositions inspired by the traditions of Anaphoria and one meta-track assembled from multiple ensemble takes. With tunes strongly reminiscent of gamelan instruments, the album unfurl elegant and refined tracks of hypnotic and nocturnal beauty, rich with soothing and gloomy overtones. This album fills the room with simultaneously austere, restrained and peacefully complex reverberations, suspending the sense of time. So, where you could file this record ? : next to Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston, LaMonte Young and Harry Partch if you opt for the contemporary/minimalist leanings; or side by side with Nonesuch Explorer south-east asian gamelan records, for obvious reasons. Alternatively, it would not seem wrong to find it a place next to isolationist bands such as Seefeel, Main, Rapoon, or Zoviet France, if you’re responsive to its dark ambient and ritual tinges." [label info] www.iniitu.net 2009 €12.00
ANARCHIST REPUBLIC OF BZZZ same LP "Anarchist Republic of Bzzz is the exceptional and ephemeral reunion of two cult guitarists (Marc Ribot & Arto Lindsay) and two inspired and engaged rappers (Sensational & Mike Ladd), with Seb el Zin at the helm. The group displays a level of urgency too rare nowadays. These five musicians break free from all the music rules and transcend all styles. This isn't free jazz nor free improvisation or dub or hip-hop - actually, the Anarchist Republic of Bzzz's sonic manifesto is simultaneously all that. This album is released exclusively on LP, in a scandalous sleeve designed by Kiki Picasso. Marc Ribot Everybody knows that he is one of the best guitarists in the world - from Rootless Cosmopolitans (1990) and Requiem for What's His Name (1992) to his recent Exercises in Futility (2008) and Party Intellectuals (2008). His collaborations are of course famous: Tom Waits, McCoy Tyner, Wilson Pickett, Foetus, T-Bone Burnett... He is a member of Zorn's Bar Kokhba Sextet and Electric Masada. Arto Lindsay From the seminal no wave group DNA with Ikue Mori and Robin Crutchfield, the Lounge Lizards and the Golden Palominos, to a series of highly personal releases: O Corpo Sutil (The Subtle Body) (1996), Mundo Civilizado (1997), Noon Chill (1998), Prize (1999), Invoke (2002), and Salt (2004). As a guitarist, he is described by Brian Olewnick as "studiedly naïve...sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey." Sensational His debut solo effort Loaded With Power is an album like no other in the annals of hip-hop. CMJ called it "the most bold and experimental hip-hop record of the last couple of years," but even that is an understatement. The tripped-out flows, the broken beats, the lo-fi ambience all created an epic event in hip-hop that largely went unnoticed by the Puffy-worshipping masses. Mike Ladd Also a spoken word artist, Ladd is known for the unusual nature of his texts. As a producer, he is known as the owner of the Likemadd label. Under his own name he has produced: Vernacular Homicide (1996), Easy Listening 4 Armageddon (1997), Live from Paris (2000), Welcome to the Afterfuture (2000), Nostalgialator (2004), Negrophilia: The Album (2005), Father Divine (2005)... Seb el Zin He may be the least known member of this project, but he is its key factor, for he is the one who dreamed up this reunion. As a guitarist and singer, he leads the band ITHAK (album in progress), released several solo albums (Hypnose Scandee 2007), (Les Revelations de L'Aube 2008) and also plays with the Mami Chan Band (No Mort, 2008). An excellent producer and mixing engineer, he is in charge of the group's final sound. Kiki Picasso Founding member of Bazooka, the punk graphic design team that revolutionized the art of illustration as a whole in the late '70s. He probably owes much, to the Situationists and Dadaists. Bazooka's impact has never been surpassed since. This project marks his return to the art of drawing a record sleeve." [label info] www.subrosa.net 2010 €15.00
ANDERSSON, PETER Music for Film and Exhibition 3 CD "This is a different experience! It's very concrete and descriptive, and in some cases almost natural, but always with some twists making it much more magic and enigmatic than just the plain sounds alone. Exhibition music can be difficult to describe because they really need to be presented and experienced in their original context. It's about sound design and soundscape composition. The key to understand the exhibition music presented here lies in the order of sounds and their combinations in layers and alterations through time. It makes the listener coming closer to the sounds, to investigate in their meanings and roles within the given frames. It's like being a sound detective. 'Music for Film and Exhibition 3' is, as the name suggests, the third album with film and exhibition music by Peter Andersson. It contains music for various exhibitions from 2011 to 2013 and also some recently found sketches for the 'Tulpa' soundtrack, which was released in their full and final versions on the 'Music for Film and Exhibition I'. Technically 'Music for Film and Exhibition 3' is the first album by Peter Andersson which is mastered according to the so called K-level standard, specifically to K-14. The K-standard will ensure that the highest dynamical range will be preserved in the music. It will benefit the listener because the music will simply sound much greater than a hot or over-compressed album. All one need to do is to give an extra push one the amplifier volume control to match the gain of a hot mastered album." [label info] www.wrotycz.com 2013 €12.00
ANIKA A:05-07 LP Interessant arrangierter Sci-Fi Punk aus Athen in neuem Gewand, schwer beeinflusst vom Früh-Achtziger Jahre Elektro / New Wave-Sound... rockt, und hat auch herrlich atmosphärische Parts ! "ANIKA is the solo project of Greek artist A.G. Drawing influences from the likes of Chrome, Neu, Suicide and Brian Eno, ANIKA creates an amalgam of analogue and digital synthesis, fusing the experimental/avant garde of the late 20th century with cyberpunk and contemporary electronics. A:05-07, featuring 16 maniacally cut-up, brooding soundscapes, is ANIKA's first full-length, self-released as a vinyl Lp limited to 300 copies in the last days of 2008. It is preceded by A:03-04, a 12" vinyl Ep, released in 2005." [label info] 2008 €13.50
ANKERSMIT, THOMAS / JIM O'ROURKE split LP Der Niederländer THOMAS ANKERSMIT beeindruckt auf der A-Seite mit einem spannenden mikrotonal vielfältigen Stück, welches auf Computer, EMS Synth & Saxhophon basiert, sehr ruhig anfängt und ungeahnte dronige Brisanz entwickelt, am Ende werden Kaskaden von hochfrequent-dynamischen Klangwellen auf den Hörer geworfen.... auf der B-Seite ein älteres Stück von JIM O’ROURKE von 1992 aus seiner „dronigen“ Phase, ein low-fi-fuzz-drone Leckerbissen, wo verzerrte Gitarrendrones auf Oszillatorenwellen treffen - und wie! Beide Stücke sind so um die 18 Minuten lang... “Finally! Side one features 'Weerzin' by Thomas Ankersmit, composed & recorded in 2004 (Computer, Serge & EMS Synthesizer). Side two composed & recorded by Jim O'Rourke in 1992 (Oscillators & Guitars). Edition of 750 copies.” [label info] “Limited edition split LP from two of the most regularly interrogating modern avantists. Ankersmit’s side is a fuzz-encrusted investigation of non-linear routes through the solo saxophone, with wildly dislocated sounds modulated by computer, serge and EMS synths. O’Rourke’s side is an absolute beauty, a monolithic 1992 recording that matches massive cycles of minimally-repeating fuzz guitar with the brain-bombing chatter of rapid-firing oscillators. Sounds somewhere between Sunroof, Folke Rabe and Faust. Edition of 750 copies, recommended.” [Volcanic Tongue] 2005 €12.00
APOPTOSE Nordland CD "Time to travel north again: Apoptose's long out of print first album "Nordland" is back - even more beautiful than before. On its release in the year 2000 Nordland instantly became a cult record for lovers of orchestral ritualistic soundsculptures. Like ancient stone circles on barren landscapes the solemn music reminds of an age when the eternal cycle of growth and decay ruled human life. Finally this ambient classic is available on CD again. The album was carefully remastered to ensure that favourite tracks like "Abschied von der Sonne", "Nordlicht" or "Nidstang" sound better than ever. The bonus track "Svartisen" originating from same era as the Nordland recordings enhances the line-up. So even those who know Nordland for ages will discover some new facets of this gem. Additionally the designers revisited the whole artwork and created something completely new to compliment the timeless music. The CD is housed in a multiple-panel fold-out cover featuring a separate cardboard CD-sleeve." [label info] www.tesco-germany.com 2011 €14.00
Ana Liil CD "Ana Liil doesn't want to be your friend – she lives in an entirely separate world. Maybe at night you see her shape behind a grimy window in the neighbourhood, or you hear her singing from afar. But you will never get closer to her. “I don't know who she is,” Apoptose says. “One day she just emerged. Like a thought that sounds logic in your dreams but completely strange in daylight.” Apoptose’s “ana liil” plays with your expectations. This album spins within close range of those dark ambient realms that Apoptose became known for since the early 2000s. Songs like “meer der ruhe” or “schnee” still bear this signature. But at the same time they show a new quality of songwriting. Both feature the frail singing of a girl who keeps the dusty shadows at bay . On “forget your face”, “adrenalin” or “ich verbrenne” Apoptose replaces the reverb charged tracks by songs full of voices and haunting melodies. But beware: all is not as it seems. The album will be available on CD, vinyl+CD and download. The CD is housed in a stylish spot varnished six-panel cardboard pack including a twelve-pages booklet and a separate CD-sleeve. The LP+CD version comes in an altered design with copper foil blocking and printed inner sleeve. Don't miss!" [label info] www.tesco-germany.com "Wer ist ANA LIIL? "Sie will nicht mit Dir befreundet sein – sie lebt in ihrer ganz eigenen Welt." So steht es in der kurzen Beschreibung zum neuen APOPTOSE-Album. Ich könnte mir gut vorstellen, dass ANA sich diese Eigenschaft mit RÜDIGER, dem Mann hinter APOPTOSE teilt. Wohltuend zurückhaltend präsentiert sich der Musiker, den wir seit einiger Zeit begleiten. Rund vier Jahre nach "Bannwald" (Besprechung und Interview) legt er, ganz unaufgeregt, im Mai mit "Ana Liil" auf TESCO ein neues Album vor; wir durften es vorab schon hören. Trotz vieler Änderungen in den vergangenen Jahren – von den rituelleren Alben "Nordland" (2000) und "Blutopfer" (2002) über das industrielle "Schattenmädchen" (2007) und den Post Punk-Ausflug "Warrior Creed" (2008) wieder zurück in waldigere Gefilde auf "Bannwald" (2010) – blieb ein gewisser APOPTOSE-Sound immer erkennbar. Dies gilt auch für "Ana Liil", hier finden sich erneut die leicht orgeligen, langgezogenen Synthietöne. Ansonsten hat sich allerdings eine ganze Menge getan. Zum Beispiel arbeitet RÜDIGER auf einigen Songs mit Gesang, die Trommeln von früher liegen wohl endgültig im Keller, und die Musik mit eingängigen, starken Melodien könnte als minimaler Synthiewave durchgehen. Schon "Meer Der Ruhe" (01) birgt die erste Überraschung: Zu einer ruhigen, traurigen Synthiemelodie mit neoklassischer Anmutung singt eine Kinderstimme, anrührend und auf Deutsch. Gemeinsam mit dem angesprochenen, speziellen Klang ergibt sich etwas Märchenhaftes – wir reden allerdings von den düsteren, morbiden Märchen, in denen es um Geister, Tote und andere Dimensionen geht. So kommt der Song trotz der Kinderstimme sehr gut am Kitsch vorbei. In "Ich Verbrenne" (02) wandelt sich die Sängerin vom Mädchen zur Frau. Die weiterhin ruhige Synthie-Ambientmusik mit dezentem Rhythmus im Hintergrund erinnert mich – hier und an anderen Stellen – an elektronische Musik der 1980er/90er, zum Beispiel an die frühen WOLFSHEIM. Der Titeltrack (03) schlägt zum ersten Mal wirklich düstere Töne an: dronige E-Gitarre, Percussion und englische, gesampelte Vocals. KRAFTWERK oder deren aktuelle Version ATOM™ scheinen in "Fernsehen" (04) zu grüßen (und auch das nicht zum letzten Mal): sanfte, jetzt sehr modern wirkende Elektromusik mit TV-ähnlicher Ansagerstimme ("Fernsehen macht dumm ..."). Die moderne, computerisierte Anmutung bleibt für die nächsten beiden Tracks bestehen: "Adrenalin" (05) mit mächtigem BACH-Chor im Hintergrund und "I Say Seven" (06) mit einer dronigen, mächtigen Melodie, analogem Schlagzeug, Synthielayern und der technisierten Frauenstimme, welche Zahlen präsentiert – mein Favorit. "Hiding" (07) ist eines von zwei Stücken, bei denen mir "Twin Peaks"-Lieder von JULEE CRUISE in den Sinn kommen (mit mehr Drive und Rhythmus), auch die Kinderstimme im Abschlussstück "Schnee" (09) bringt mich dorthin zurück. Dazwischen liegt mit "Forget Your Face" (08) ein Track, bei dem ich kurz – ich hoffe, RÜDIGER verzeiht mir das – an die PET SHOP BOYS denken musste. Extrem packende Ambientmusik, die inhaltlich durchaus an frühere Alben von APOPTOSE anknüpft, vor allem "Schattenmädchen" und "Bannwald". Auch Kinderlieder und Gesang gab es vor allem schon auf letzterem. Musikalisch allerdings geht "Ana Liil" in eine andere Richtung. Die Nähe zur Natur ist nicht mehr so deutlich hörbar, die starke rituelle Komponente fehlt, die Trommeln spielen überhaupt keine Rolle mehr. Das aktuelle Werk ist in seiner fast ausschließlich elektronischen Anlage durchgängiger, die Stücke sind sich ähnlicher und häufig mit Gesangsstimmen versehen. Nach und nach umspinnt die Hauptdarstellerin den Hörer mit Einsamkeit und Verlorenheit – und trägt ihn davon. Das Album erscheint als CD, LP und als Download und kommt laut Beschreibung von TESCO mit aufwändiger Verpackung..." [Michael We./NONPOP] 2014 €14.50
  Ana Liil LP + CD "Ana Liil doesn't want to be your friend – she lives in an entirely separate world. Maybe at night you see her shape behind a grimy window in the neighbourhood, or you hear her singing from afar. But you will never get closer to her. “I don't know who she is,” Apoptose says. “One day she just emerged. Like a thought that sounds logic in your dreams but completely strange in daylight.” Apoptose’s “ana liil” plays with your expectations. This album spins within close range of those dark ambient realms that Apoptose became known for since the early 2000s. Songs like “meer der ruhe” or “schnee” still bear this signature. But at the same time they show a new quality of songwriting. Both feature the frail singing of a girl who keeps the dusty shadows at bay . On “forget your face”, “adrenalin” or “ich verbrenne” Apoptose replaces the reverb charged tracks by songs full of voices and haunting melodies. But beware: all is not as it seems. The album will be available on CD, vinyl+CD and download. The CD is housed in a stylish spot varnished six-panel cardboard pack including a twelve-pages booklet and a separate CD-sleeve. The LP+CD version comes in an altered design with copper foil blocking and printed inner sleeve. Don't miss!" [label info] www.tesco-germany.com 2014 €24.50
ARASTOO Three LP Dichte Drones, metallische Sounds, sehr klar & minimal, einzelnen Klängen und Tönen wird Raum und Zeit gegeben zum ausklingen, was sehr viele Details aufscheinen lässt... man ist z.B. an BERTOIA erinnert. Sehr schöne LP eines neuen US-Projekts ! Tip ! "Arastoo is arastoo darakhshan, and is another in the brotherhood of the drone, deftly exploring a warm and wonderful drone drenched ambience. three is a series of deep cavernous drones, warm and rich, not so much rumbling and sort of washing over you like the sun drenched surf. but this is not sunny, this is like a sky devoid of sun, a blanket of rich blackness, permanent nighttime. occasionally punctuated by haunting reverbed tones, presumably the sound of struck metal. creepy buzzing alien melodies drift by like a broken trumpet or some sort of shortwave guitar. the heart of the record is a massive, slow building ultra dense drone, layers of low-end get thicker and thicker, while additional layers are added slowly and subtly, each of those new layers, slightly higher in pitch, the result is a rich swirl of strange overtones and hunting ghostlike melodies. gorgeous. housed in an amazing gloss black on matte black sleeve.” [Aquarius Records] 2006 €12.50
ARASTOO & AEMAE Ostrakon LP "Two side-long ice sculptures built on piano and processing, the piano coming strictly from Arastoo Darakhshan, while both add their effects but Brandon Nickell as Aemae delivers digital doctoring as his primary outlet. The title track is a wonderful splintering of sound, with glacier cracking in on the stark black and white keys. Aemae’s timing with noisier nuance is excellent on this, and he has at least one treatment like a frozen train going off the tracks! Here the sum decimates the parts, Arastoo’s delicate hesitance almost dances around a ghost of Clara Rockmore. A very open piece with rays of mourning and crystal shards of electronics, it captures that ever-important balance of order and chaos. If the first piece is Nickell plating Darakhshan, then perhaps the second is a reverse, with a layer of Aemae cast out and the piano imposed on top? Just a guess, maybe I’m too concerned without tallying yin and yang. The first piece really is a stunner with a fascinating name that wiki shows as the derivation for ostracism. Yeah, this is outsider music but I suspect readily acceptable to many ears, of course we too at KFJC have been happily exiled beneath main street for decades of decadence. Limited release on Nickell’s own label." [Thurston Hunger / KFJC] "A long in the works collaboration from two aQ favorites, Aemae and Arastoo. We've listed both Aemae releases, but Arastoo has been a bit more elusive, with tons of super limited vinyl and cd-r releases, of which we've only ever managed to review 3. Well, the two have come together, to produce this, the first in a new salvo of Bay Area sound art from Aemae, aka Brandon Nickell's Isounderscore label. And a pretty fantastic start. Arastoo plays the piano, and then the two shape and mold the piano into two side long pieces, both quite impressive. The A side is mostly straight piano all the way through, some gorgeous fluid playing, some stunning arrangements, but the two subtly shape and twist throughout, adding mysterious little music box flourishes, sudden squalls of super high end skree, but those moments are actually quite controlled, the sounds sculpted onto dog whistle melodies, and haunting upper register textures. The subtle production tweaks really only augment, creating complimentary sounds, or add bits of ambience, allowing the piano to drift and sway and unfurl its melody, seemingly oblivious to what's going on around it. The B side however, finds the sound of the piano obliterated, transformed completely into long shimmering streaks of layered metallic reverberation, a bit industrial sounding, layers of constantly shifting whir and rumble and hiss and roar, like a choppy sonic sea, building to a buzzing crescendo before settling back down into a tranquil sea of black ambience, as the piano returns, unfurling gentle, yet ominous minor key melodies, all very creepy and cinematic, but also quite lovely. LIMITED TO 320 COPIES. Super striking silkscreened covers, with original artwork by Arastoo." [Aquarius Records] www.isounderscore.com 2008 €14.50
ARC 13th mCDR ARC ist die 3köpfige “Band” von AIDAN BAKER, der ja schon mit einigen fantastischen solo-releases auf sich aufmerksam machte. Bei ARC vermischen sich ethno-Einflüsse mit ambient-drones, alles live eingespielt. Sanft schwingend & pulsierend, melancholisch-schön.. Schon die Nr. 10 in der schönen low-priced Serie das Pariser Label (ex Harmonies) ! “ Arc is a Canadian trio comprised of Aidan Baler, his brother Richard and Christopher Kukiel. It was formed spontaneously in 1999. Arc's music is based on drones and melodic loops created by Aidan's heavily-treated guitar. Add Richard and Chrisopher's tribalish rhtyhms made with various percussive instruments and you get the picture. When we, at taâlem, first heard Arc, we couldn't help thinking of Life Garden and Voice of Eye, those great US tribal ambient bands from the 90's. But Arc is no copycat !” [label info] http://taalem.free.fr/ 2003 €5.00
ARCANA Raspail CD "Die CD kommt in einem hochwertigen Artwork, das sowohl ein 8-seitiges Leporello, als auch ein 12-seitiges Booklet enthält! Arcana sind seit Jahren über alle Grenzen hinweg stilprägend und eines der großen Aushängeschilde der weltweiten Gothic Wave Szene. Ihre Musik umfasst eine einzigartige, kraftvolle und verzauberte Anmutung, der sich kaum jemand entziehen kann. Mit ihrem neuen Werk Raspail schlagen Arcana nun das nächste Kapitel ihrer einzigartigen Karriere auf und verschmelzen die filigrane Romantik ihrer früheren Werke, um ihr erfolgreiches Album Inner Pale Sun, mit bahnbrechendem Gothicwave der Neuzeit. Raspail begeistert durch die außergewöhnliche Mischung aus orchestralen, mächtigen Soundcollagen, natürlich instrumentierten Arrangements, und den himmlisch klaren Stimmen des Baritons Peter Bjärgö und der Sopranistin Ann-Mari Thim, die das Album in einen mystischen Klangzauber verwandeln der alles bisherige in den Schatten stellt. Die inzwischen sechste Veröffentlichung des schwedische Quintetts ist ein magisch, geniales Glanzstück, getragen von zarten Pianotupfern und intensiven Klangwelten aus Streichern und Hörnern. Klassisch, melodramatisch und kaum zu überbieten!" [label info] "Arcana has turned another page in the book and the next chapter will be a meeting between the old and the new. As before, we hear the many instruments that vary the music, but this time the vocals parts have taken more room. The medieval sound from Dark age of Reason and Cantar de Procella is there, the majestic sound from... The Last Embrace appear along with the serene notes from Inner Pale Sun and the oriental instruments from Le Serpent Rouge. Blend this with the new sound once again created by Peter Bjärgö, and you will have Raspail, the next chapter in the book of Arcana." [label info] www.kalinkaland.de 2008 €14.50
ARCANE DEVICE Devices 1987-2007 do-CD Texturen aus Sirenen-Klängen und Sinuston-Feedbacks, repetitive Patterns aus Extrem-Frequenzen, Effektgerät-Übersteuerungen bilden seltsame Klangkegel aus, elektronische Cut-Ups formen Kaskaden aus befremdlicher Rhythmik. Und alles basiert nur auf einer Soundquelle: Feeback! Auf dieser russischen Kollektion des emsigen MONOCHROME VISION-Labels findet sich älteres rares Material von längst vergessenen Compilations, aber auch neue Stücke von 2007, welche nahtlos an die Vergangenheit anknüpfen, insgesamt aber weniger noisig & offensiv klingen. Very special stuff! "Anthology of rare and previously unreleased tracks by Arcane Device, recorded within the 20 years. It is divided into two parts. The first one consists of tracks from compilations issued by Subterranean Records, Tragic Figures, SFCR Tapes, and Generations Unlimited, but also unreleased material remastered and/or remixed in 2007. The second one is subtitled as "Feedback symphony" and based on various recordings, presented in four movements and finished in 2007. One more chance to approve the exceptional skills and compositional/ technical talent of David Myers who can control the electrons by will, creating fantastic soundscapes. Arcane Device is the unique project of american graphic designer and musician David Myers, active between 1987 and 1995. His creative output is going beyond any categorization, because it’s possible to re-arrange and demonstrate such many styles of modern music with only one thing that is feedback. This effect usually happens when you shortcut the input and output of any electric device. It’s hard to believe but this almost uncontrolable beast became the driving force for Arcane Device music, armed by self-made bank of delays and filters. Looking like inward sound research, decorated with finest web of random processes and microvariations, it becames the peculiar feature. Endless circulation of electrons, never repeating routes and always having some chance for individual life inside of any macrostructure." [label notes / credits] "....I might be wrong, but the oldest guy here is David Lee Myers, also known in the mid eighties as Arcane Device and one of my heroes of the time. Myers created his own feedback machines long before someone thought of 'no input mixers'. Myers controlled his feedback with all sorts of sound effects, which made him sound differently than say the average industrial musician. No wonder his first release was on Recommended/ReR records, known for improvisation rather than noise. In the time span of less than eight years Arcane Device released a bunch of CDs, a LP, a double 7" pack and some cassettes (many of them these days available from http://www.pulsewidth.com). For Monochrome Vision, Myers went to his archive to pick some rare (from various compilations on Subterranean Records, Tragic Figures, SFCR and Generations Unlimited) and unreleased for his double CD. I admit straight away that it has been a while since I last played a CD by Arcane Device, but hearing this feast of recognition, prompts me to pull them all out and play them again in the next weeks, when time allows me. The strength of Arcane Device, to work with such unmusical sounds in such a musical form, hasn't lost any of his magic to me. Unlike say the current wave of no input mixers, who like to be microsound, minimal or overtly harsh, but nothing musical, I only know of one equivalent to Myers and that's Marco Ciciliani, who I once saw play a no input mixer in such a musical manner. Great stuff!" [FdW / Vital Weekly] www.monochromevision.ru 2007 €17.00
ART BEARS Revisited do-CD Unveröffentlichtes, Neues, Remixtes, Neubearbeitetes zum 25jährigen Band-Jubiläum von diversen Grössen der ReR-Family, and beyond... “Prepared over six years for our 25th Anniversary, this is a collection of specially commissioned re-mixes, re-workings and (mostly) new pieces made from the Art Bears' multi-track masters by JOHN OSWALD, THE RESIDENTS, CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, FRED FRITH, CHRIS CUTLER, BIOTA, OTOMO YOSHIHIDE/GROUND ZERO, BOB DRAKE JON ROSE, OSSATURA, WARRIC SWINNEY/KALAHARI SURFERS, WHEN, THOMAS DIMUZIO, ANNIE GOSFIELD ROGER KLEIR,ANDREA ROCCA, VITOR RUA, JOCELYN ROBERT,MUSCI/ VENOSTA/ MARIANI, MASSIMO SIMONINI, HERB HEINZ. MARTIN ARCHER, YASUSHI UTSUNOMIYA, JON LEIDECKER /WOBBLY, STEVAN KOVACS TICKMAYER andBRIAN WOODBURY - an amazing catalogue of imagination and great music, digi-packed with a cover art by EM Thomas, who did all three original art bears covers and containing Art re-mixes in the booklet as well as comprehensive information. This double also contains Collapse from the Ralph Records single, All Hail from the Recommended Sampler and one previously unreleased and unfinished track completed by Fred Frith and Chris Cutler for this CD.” [press release] 2004 €19.00
  Winter Songs CD Re-Release of second LP from 1978 ! „Die Songs von "Art Bears" haben mit Rock-Idiomen kaum was gemein, das Trio bedient sich auf "Winter Songs" überwiegend der Konzepte der Avantgarde und der Klassik des 20ten Jahrhunderts. Kalt, dunkel und dissonant, nur beiläufig mit den allseits beliebten Schönheitsidealen flirtend ("The Hermit"), beschwören Art Bears eine Stimmung unterschwelliger Spannung herauf. Dazu trägt maßgeblich der unvergleichliche Gesang von Dagmar Krause bei. Die sparsame Instrumentierung besteht aus ungemein kreativem Schlagzeugspiel von Chris Cutler, der bekannterweise auch verschiedenste Effekte, wie z.B. präparierte Tonbänder einsetzt, und aus songdienlich eingesetzter Gitarre, Keyboards und Geige des Multiinstrumentalisten Fred Frith, der gelegentlich auch zum schrägen Gitarrensolo ansetzt. Nur selten bricht hier offene Aggression aus, wie beispielsweise auf "Rats&Monkeys". Inspiriert durch die Skulpturen der Kathedrale von Amiens, vermittelt "Winter Songs" mit der schön-bizarren Gnadenlosigkeit etwas von der Atmosphäre des Mittelalters, allerdings anders als man es vielleicht gewohnt ist. Allen Henry Cow/Canterbury-Sympathisanten zu empfehlen, Gentle Giant-Jünger dürfen auch mal ruhig reinhören.“ [Siggy Zielinski / Babyblaue Seiten] “New digipak version; originally released 1978. "The Art Bears' second album consists of twelve songs of various tensions: rest vs. speed, improv vs. pulse, space vs. density, Dagmar Kraus' vocals vs. everyone else. As usual, Chris Cutler's lyrics tell political allegories through medieval-tinged stories: slaves, castles, and wheels of fortune (and industry) dominate. Fred Frith explores discordance through his guitar, and European folk figures through his always enjoyable violin. Though not as confrontational as their other work, the centerpiece has to be the frantic 'Rats and Monkeys' with three minutes of teeth-gritting, out-of-control insanity as all three players are plugged into a wall outlet and let rip." [label info] 2004 €14.00
ART ZOYD Symphonie pour le Jour ou bruleront les Cites LP "In 1976, a self-released LP by Art Zoyd appeared in Belgian record stores. At the time, nobody knew Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (Symphony for the Day Cities Will Burn) would be the first of many albums from this strange chamber progressive rock outfit. All the ingredients of Art Zoyd's sound for its first decade are here: unusual acoustic instrumentation for a rock band (violin, cello, piano, and trumpet, plus guitar, bass, and percussion), dark and mysterious atmospheres recalling France's Magma and foretelling Univers Zero (formed by Art Zoyd percussionist Daniel Denis), and complex pieces owing as much to contemporary classical as to progressive rock. The lineup for this first offering included Patricia Dallio (piano), Alain Eckert (guitar, vocals), Gérard Hourbette (violin), Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet, percussion), and Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass, cello, vocals). The album is split in two. First is Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités in three parts, an apocalyptic work opening with mad laughter, a vision of the end of the world with percussion clashing, frenetic violin motifs, and the trumpet from Judgment Day. Part one, Brigades Spéciales, is the most striking moment of the album. Then comes Deux Images de la Cité Imbécile ('Two Pictures of the Stupid City'), two movements leaning more toward some warped chamber rock conception of the burlesque, especially on Scènes de Carnaval. For a first exposition, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités was as impressive as could be and earned the band an immediate cult following." [John Bush] www.subrosa.net 2012 €15.00
Symphonie pour le Jour ou bruleront les Cites CD "In 1976, a self-released LP by Art Zoyd appeared in Belgian record stores. At the time, nobody knew Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (Symphony for the Day Cities Will Burn) would be the first of many albums from this strange chamber progressive rock outfit. All the ingredients of Art Zoyd's sound for its first decade are here: unusual acoustic instrumentation for a rock band (violin, cello, piano, and trumpet, plus guitar, bass, and percussion), dark and mysterious atmospheres recalling France's Magma and foretelling Univers Zero (formed by Art Zoyd percussionist Daniel Denis), and complex pieces owing as much to contemporary classical as to progressive rock. The lineup for this first offering included Patricia Dallio (piano), Alain Eckert (guitar, vocals), Gérard Hourbette (violin), Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet, percussion), and Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass, cello, vocals). The album is split in two. First is Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités in three parts, an apocalyptic work opening with mad laughter, a vision of the end of the world with percussion clashing, frenetic violin motifs, and the trumpet from Judgment Day. Part one, Brigades Spéciales, is the most striking moment of the album. Then comes Deux Images de la Cité Imbécile ('Two Pictures of the Stupid City'), two movements leaning more toward some warped chamber rock conception of the burlesque, especially on Scènes de Carnaval. For a first exposition, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités was as impressive as could be and earned the band an immediate cult following." [John Bush] www.subrosa.net 2011 €13.00
Musique pour l'Odyssee LP "Released almost three years after Art Zoyd's first LP, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (SR330), Musique Pour l'Odyssée (Music for the Odyssey) presented a slightly different version of the band. The nucleus of Gérard Hourbette (violin), Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass guitar, cello, vocals), and Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet) is joined by percussionist Daniel Denis (who would remain a core member of the band for two decades), oboist/bassoonist Michel Berckmans (of Univers Zero and Von Zamla), saxophonist Michel Thomas, and a second violinist, Franck Cardon. This lineup recorded an album much more cinematic than the first. The band finds a new dimension in their sound, one that would remain present on through to their next releases. Art Zoyd's early and great works have been unavailable for such a long time that it's too easy to forget what a strikingly original and amazing band they were in their prime." [label info] www.subrosa.net 2013 €15.00
  Musique pour l'Odyssee CD "Released almost three years after Art Zoyd's first LP, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (SR330), Musique Pour l'Odyssée (Music for the Odyssey) presented a slightly different version of the band. The nucleus of Gérard Hourbette (violin), Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass guitar, cello, vocals), and Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet) is joined by percussionist Daniel Denis (who would remain a core member of the band for two decades), oboist/bassoonist Michel Berckmans (of Univers Zero and Von Zamla), saxophonist Michel Thomas, and a second violinist, Franck Cardon. This lineup recorded an album much more cinematic than the first. The band finds a new dimension in their sound, one that would remain present on through to their next releases. Art Zoyd's early and great works have been unavailable for such a long time that it's too easy to forget what a strikingly original and amazing band they were in their prime." [label info] www.subrosa.net 2013 €14.00
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE Boto [Encantado] LP "ini.itu is releasing a new vinyl LP, composed by Artificial Memory Trace. Artificial Memory Trace is the long standing musical project of Slavek Kwi, who was born in Czechoslovakia, lived for 14 years in Belgium, and since 2000 has been based in Ireland. Slavek has been making music for more than 20 years under the label Artificial Memory Trace. His works are precise combinations of restructured (mostly) environmental sounds, where the notions of perception, sensation, cognition, and ultimately reality are questioned, notably through the use of musique concrète techniques and graphics scores, sometimes combined with elements of performance. He has collaborated with many other musicians, working on the articulation of industrial music, field recordings and musique concrète, among them PBK, Brume, Eric La Casa, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe. Since 2007 Slavek has assisted Francisco López in his Mamori workshops in the Amazonian forest, which is where some of the source material present on this LP originates. Coupled with being a sound artist and composer, Slavek Kwi also facilitates workshops for autistic children, based on sound experiencing. What Artificial Memory Trace proposes here is 2 sides of “decomposed and recomposed” landscapes and details, mostly centred around the Boto ( Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis ) also known as Amazon River Dolphin or Pink Dolphin. Just as the Boto is rumoured to undergo human-like transformations, most of this record is about transformation: sounds are isolated, cut, scaled up or down, modified and finally reassembled in a delicate and quite peaceful collage. Slowly twirling around its object, time is taken to examine and explore the environment, including all other sound sources, creating a cubist perspective which is thoroughly unfolded. At times enigmatic, intimate and pastoral, it is a work that will slowly reveal its nuances. For those who need to know, the liner notes include extensive descriptions of the source sounds and a short essay on metamorphic animals." [label info] www.iniitu.net "On the backside of this LP you can read: 'you have the choice to consult or not some extra information on the insert. This information would influence they way you are experiencing the sounds. No comprehension whatsoever is required to access this work'. Which is actually something I like. You can choose to take in the information, or not. The information on the insert is printed in mirrored writing, so I am sure if its not really necessary to read it anyway. For the reviewer there is of course a small summary on the press text, and I learn that the sound sources are from the Boto, the Amazon River Dolphin or Pink Dolphin (making it one of the first records on ini.itu to move away from the Indonesian context that the previous records have). This record is another fascinating look in the world of Slawek Kwi, the man behind Artificial Memory Trace. Much of his work sounds like a collage of sounds, long moves and some abrupt changes. None of that on this record. The sounds are just in long moves, and it seems a bit silent - of course that is intentional. I have no idea how the Boto sounds in the natural environment, nor any clue of the kind of processing applied by Kwi here, and oddly enough the music here sounds like insects, cicadas, chirping at night. A very meditative work, ambient if you will, slowly moving around, revealing some of its beauty only if you turn up the volume a bit more. Maybe also a strange record, for both Artificial Memory Trace and maybe also for the label. In a way I am reminded of the excellent record by Francisco Lopez for the same label. Quite mysterious, but a very good one. One of things were you keep wondering." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2011 €12.50
Tidal CD "Tidal zone is a fluid line between land and sea, a site of perpetual motion and metamorphoses. During 2008 - 2010 I collected a variety of sounds in coastal areas of Western and Southern Ireland and on the other side of Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland, Canada: the remote fishing village of Conche, the ghost settlement of Crouse, and the St.Georges peninsula. I recorded underwater: crackles of decapods, dolphins, mink-whales, a breaking iceberg, a sea-otter fishing in the harbor. And on land: a wooden church crackling in the wind, engines of boats, pebble-surf, sea-gulls... all sounds and individual sequences used in the composition were recorded as-it-is. There is no other transformation than editing and mixing. Though sounds are organized in groups by the location of recordings, there is no intention to re-create an acoustic representation of the location itself. Sounds are chosen solely by morphologic associations and treated as abstractions. Recorded and composed by Slavek Kwi in July 2010 (1,2) and April/May 2011 (3,4) in Tentacles-Of-Perception Studio, Ireland." [label info] www.aufabwegen.com "Summer is slow and sometimes quite hot, certainly here in the VW-HQ. So my ventilator blows cool air in the house, which is nice, unless you are playing something like Artificial Memory Trace. The first time it was in the player, it went totally away in the soft machine breeze. But this morning the weather is a bit cooler, and I can sit down and listen to this under better circumstances. Slavek Kwi, also know as Artificial Memory Trace (and one of the few composers who still maintain their moniker, whereas others may have gone to their christian name by now) is a man who loves to work with field recordings of a rather delicate nature. The four lengthy pieces here all deal with recordings made in the tidal zone, 'the fluid line between land and sea, a site of perpetual motion and metamorphoses' and uses recordings from New Foundland and Ireland, from on land and under water. . Two pieces are stereo adaptions of multi-channel installation pieces. The cover lists specific places and things to note, like 'from pier at night (including one call of seal)'. More than before Kwi uses larger section which he puts one another, rather than overlaying them, or processing these sounds. It gives the music even more space than it did before. Maybe a holiday like feel even. This summer we don't spend time on the airplane to Newfoundland, but we stay at home and listen to Newfoundland. The two parts of that Newfoundland piece deal with sea sounds in the first part and the activities of humans in the second as well as nature events, such as a crumbling iceberg. In the piece called 'Western Island' we find at one point mechanical sounds along with high frequency bird calls, which add a weird and electronic texture to the overall composition. These four pieces are excellently, well crafted sonic trips along the sea-shore. Almost like a real holiday, but you don't have to leave the house. Almost my kind of thing, except that I actually planned a holiday." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2013 €13.00
  Attracted by Light (Collection 7) CD "Track 1: Originally the 4-channel composition was constructed from sounds of crustaceans, mollusks and soniferous fish (rec. underwater in Tasmania, Australia 2011), army ants attacking recording device and walking inside machine, termites and ants recorded with contact-microphone from inside tree-nests, inside nest of stingless bees (rec. Xixuau Xiparina and Mamori, Amazon, Brazil 2008-2009; inside ant-nest rec. with Francisco Lopez and inside bee-nest by Chris Fleeger and Kwi), inside of bee-hive (rec. with Vlastislav Matousek, 1994 in Novy Bydzov, Czechie), wind in chimney, fire and ice (rec. 2003-2008, Ivy Cottage, Ireland) and New Year 2008 fireworks (UK). Dedicated to Vlastislav Matousek and his beloved shakuhachi. Track 2: Based on underwater recordings from Mamori and Yuma 2007–2011: subaquatic insect (recorded in ultrasonic range, some detected only in ultrasonic spectrum), fresh-water crustaceans (probably Decapods, crackly sounds) and electric field of Gymnotiform fish (the tonal-like sounds reminiscent of electronic sine and square waves), includes also sounds of water-pump, propellers, boat-engines and dolphins "tucuxi" (Sotalia fluviatilis). Track 3: Based on ultrasonic echolocation and social calls of various micro-bats and insects recorded in Mamori, 2007–2011. All sounds in Track 2+3 (and partially in Track 1) were recorded during Mamori Sound Project of Mamori ArtLab in Amazon, Brazil by Slavek Kwi. Special thanks to Francisco Lopez and Asier Gogortza for kind support." [label info] www.semperflorens.net "The year ended with Artificial Memory Trace and it starts with it, now on a CD release from Russia's Semper Florens. Three pieces of quite varying lengths, six, twenty and forty seven minutes, and all deal with field recordings, like almost all of Slavek Kwi's work. Much of this was recorded during the Mamori Soind Project in the Amazon, Brazil but also, in the title piece, from Tasmania and Czech Republic and even fireworks from the UK. The music from Kwi may be based on field recordings, it's never a purely, untreated piece of sound. Artificial Memory Trace uses his recordings as bricks to build a place, palace perhaps, of sound. Sometimes he treats these sounds, by fiddling around with the EQ and gets out more bass or more high end, whatever is required, and collages these chuncks together into a fine piece of musique concrete. It's quite minimal music at that. You can listen for a few or more minutes to chirping insect sounds, bees, waters, ants or what have you, but then slowly something else is added to this biotope and without chnaging the scenery too much these two co-exist and the other may take over. You could hear in all of this the survival of the fittest perhaps, but I rather take a more positive view and would rather think of this as a journey. A journey which takes you as easily from the amazonian rain forest in summer time to the new year's eve fireworks in the UK, only to find yourself, within minutes, to be diving to the world of crustaceans, mollusks and soniferous fish in Tasmania - while along you may still hear a bit of that rain forest, which you will find on the map totally somewhere else. That's what this music does: create artificial journeys to various places at the same time. There is hardly human interference here, except for the role of the composer himself, who creates this journey. It's the natural world at the same time. In the shortest piece here, 'Pegamorsego', even in a fine musical fashion of glissandi from insects and bats, made audible in nicely gliding scales. A long journey, at some seventy-five minutes, but a most rewarding one. Excellent!" [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2013 €13.00
AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE THE NOISE CULTURE MAGAZINE VOL. 1 MAG "Contents: Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock: 'Artuad, Aktionkunst, Abreaction and Eb.er' : texts by Alice Kemp, accompanied by new drawings from Rudolf Eb.er, and a detailed 'Aktiongraphy'. The Broken Flag Story: An extensive indepth interview with Gary Mundy, covering the career of Ramleh, the complete output of his legendary Broken Flag record label, and also featuring new interviews with the artists responsible for those releases, including: Maurizio Bianchi, Unkommuniti, Mauthausen Orchestra, Satori, Controlled Bleeding, Irritant, JFK, Mauro Teho Teardo ( M.T.T.), Con-Dom Sigillum S, Agog, Giancarlo Toniutti, Vortex Campaign, Le Syndicat, Krang and many more, plus unseen artwork and photographs. No Fun: Festival curator Carlos Giffoni talk about the New York festival's past, present and future, and covers his work with the No Fun Productions label. The Politics of HNW: The Rita's Sam McKinlay talks about the obsessive nature of the harsh-head. Includes a list of Sam's essential Wall Noise picks spanning the past two decades. An excellent introduction to wall-riding. 30 Years of The Haters: G.X. Jupitter - Larsen provides a personal history, as well as a delineation of his ideas, methods, and tricks accrued over three decades. The inside story from the man who has made entropy his life's work. Putrefier: An interview with Mark Durgan, covering his twenty years in the UK's wilderness, from Birthbiter's heyday to the present-day. Includes reminiscences from Andy Bolus about their infamous duo project, Olympic Shit Man! Sewer Election: Sweden's loudest, Dan Johansson talks about his music, ideas, art and running a tape label. Interview by Mikko Aspa of Grunt. Zone Nord: An album -by- album look at the discography of this retired French noise legend, including brief commentary from Mr Zone Nord himself, Jean-Luc Angles. Apraxia: An interview with Patrick Barber, the man behind the label. Covers the output of this legendary label who released Blowhole, Prick Decay, Small Cruel Party and others in the early '90s. Cheapmachines: An interview with London sound-sculpter and all-'round sonic chameleon Phil Julian. Climax Denial: An interview with this Milwaukee-based Power Electronics lecher, including an album-by-album analysis. Alien Brains, Storm Bugs and Anti-Messthetics: A study of the non-careers of two early eighties UK outfits that were very much connected. Includes input from some of the key players, plus lots of vintage artwork. Interchange: A look at this influential UK fanzine from the mid-80s, plus an interview with its creator, John Smith. Tunnel Canary: G. X. Jupitter - Larsen tells us about his first memories in Vancouver of this volatile bunch. IDES: An overview of the primary output of this American tape label, and an interview with its owner, Nicole Chambers. Classic Albums: A regular feature dedicated to both in-depth analysis and memories of overlooked but not forgotten gems from yesteryear. Issue #1 features articles on The Lemon Kittens (We Buy A Hammer For Daddy), XX Committee (Network) and RJF (Greater Success In Apprehensions & Convictions). A collection of thoughts and interviews, including an exclusive interview with ex- XX front-man, Scott Foust. Opinion Columns: A regular feature from a rotating pool of participatory players with the music they ponder. Includes John Olson (Wolf Eyes), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville), Mikko Aspa (Grunt), Steve Underwood (Harbinger Sound), Hicham Chadly (Nashazphone), Jonas Kellagher (Segerhuva), C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Mark Wharton (Idwal Fisher) amongst others. Covering artists including Masonna, Vomir, and The Black Phelgm, and ranging from Bizarre Uproar all the way to Christian bluegrass music! Extensive reviews section. Back cover artwork by Richard Rupenus ( The New Blockaders ). 8"x11", 166 pages, perfect bound." [label info] 2010 €9.00
ASIA NOVA Magnamnemonicon (SOLD OUT) 10inch Die Nr. 2 in der neuen 10“-Reihe SUBSTANTIA INNOMINATA von Drone Records zum Thema „das Unbekannte“ ist von ASIA NOVA, dem US-Duo aus San Francisco mit URE THRALL: Experimentelle, dunkle ethno-ambience mit Frauengesang. Abgründig und ätherisch, gepresst auf pinkem / rot-weiss marmoriertem Vinyl ! “Info about this release SUB-02: ASIA NOVA is a project of Californian artist URE THRALL [ex VOICE OF EYE, etc.] and PAMELA PASSMORE with guest musicians. Paul Valsecchi and Marlon Porter "Magnamnemonicon" contains 6 parts of music spread on 2 sides, more than 30 minutes of material: The mind as an abyss of supressed memories. Voices & sounds arise from the own dark continent, materializing in strong emotions of loss & yearning for the un-reachable. The Unknown as an eerie entity in our selves? Artwork by Gregor Schultz. Red-white / pink marmorized vinyl in a first edition of 500 copies. 33 rpm. General info about this new series: „Substantia Innominata” is the brand new release-series from Drone Records. We are proud to present this as a 10” VINYL series along with subsequent re-releases on CD. This new series doesn’t focus on a special concept or ideology regarding the music, but on a certain theme. The theme for this 10” series is based on “The Un-known, The Un-nameable, The Un-speakable, The Un-thinkable, etc.: Various aspects related to “The Unknown”. Basically the grey matter (psychic or physical, which are bound to result the same) surrounding us / within us, but can’t be understood or recognized through the normal senses (though some may perceive it on a subconscious level). We could name it “The Unconscious”. The chosen name for this series, “Substantia Innominata”, was inspired to the fact that this Latin name represents a certain region of the brain which has unknown functions and remains a mystery for its role and existence. Therefore this name reflects well the intense fascination for this impalpable concept of “the unknown”. The invited artists for this series were asked to work around this theme, to let themselves be inspired by its abstraction. The artwork for this series will be created by the various visual & graphic artists. All in full-colour or silkscreen covers. The 10” vinyl pressings will come in an edition of 500 copies for each title.” [press release] www.substantia-innominata.de 2006 €12.00  
ASTROWIND Kaidanovsky CD "Astrowind Sound designer from Latvia Kriipis Tulo creates an amazing, deeply emotional and romantic music with help of vintage analog synthesizers and open-reel tape recorder. There is a feel of acroamatic escapism, there are these huge chords of hissing analogue synthesizers and you can even find this special kind of Slavonian melancholia (or Baltic, respectively) people use to rave about. Astrowind bring up a lot of references in their beautiful and, well, obsolete music. Astrowind Project got the harmonies and the sound to become one of the most interesting Baltic acts to emerge from a scene rich of innovative musicians (Muschraum, Joel Tammik, Selffish, to name just the most obvious). This first Astrowind pro-CD album is a tribute to Aleksander Kaidanovsky, worldwide well known and seminal russian actor and film director. The album consists is eight tracks filled with mind-floating contructions and de-contructions that will bring the listener to a wider dimension. ”Kaidanovsky” sounds like an oppressive, yet captivating, music experience surfing from a lysergic and mutant electronic textures to a degraded samples and hypnotic voices of the universe. A really amazing and impressive album for one of the most talented artist coming from baltic area." [label info] www.greytone.eu 2012 €12.00
ASUNTA Landscapes CD "Landscapes enthält Klarinettenkompostionen von Slawomir Golaszewski, Begründer und Mastermind von Asunta, der hier von Wojciech Karwacki auf dem Harmonium begleitet wird. Aufgenommen und produziert wurden die faszinierende Mischung von Ethno drones, Ambient-Psychedelia und slawischer New Age in Warschau von Alik Dziki (http://dziki.net), dem ehemaligen Bassisten der polnischen Reggae-Legenden Kultura und Izrael sowie in der Frühphase Mitglied bei den Mystik-Punks von Armia. Die Erstveröffentlichung in Polen war 1996 lediglich eine Kassette-Edition beim Label "Fly Music", der 2001 eine limitierte Cdr-Version beim polnischen "Nefryt"-Label folgte. Diese Wiederveröffentlichung auf Lollipoppe Shoppe stellt insofern die erste internationale Würdigung des außergewöhnlichen Asunta-Sounds von Landscapesdar. Slawomir Golaszewski ist eine legendäre Figur der polnischen Off-Kultur: Er gehörte 1985 zu den Mitbegründern der mit transzendentaler Wucht und mystischer Poesie agierenden Hardcore Punk- Institution "Armia", auf deren Platten er mehrfach unter dem Pseudonym Merlin mitwirkte, und war zu dieser Zeit zugleich aktiv im Umfeld des sich auflösenden "Teatr Laboratorium" (http://www.grotowski.net) des großen Theatererneuerers Jerzy Grotowskis in Wroc³aw/Breslau (zu seinen Lehrern zählten hier Zbigniew Cynkutis, Zygmunt Molik und Ludwik Flaszen). Grotkowskis Forschungen zum psychophysiologischen Einfluß ritueller Gesänge und die Anwendung auf die experimentlle Theaterarbeit haben Go³aszewskis Arbeit geprägt. Seit den frühen 1980er Jahren ist Go³aszewski außerdem als Radiomoderator, Journalist und Autor tätig; er hat unter anderem früh die Verbreitung von Reggae- und Rastafari-Kultur in Polen betrieben und mehrere Generation des polski Reggae geprägt. Darüberhinaus war der "musizierende Philosoph" (Alexander Pehlemann, "Zonic" http://www.zonic-online.de) selber künstlerisch in der Szene aktiv. Die Liste seiner Kollaborationen wie auch seiner publizistischen Beiträge ist unüberschaubar. Über Go³aszewskis künstlerische und esoterische Interessen erklärt sich letztlich auch die Zusammenarbeit mit den ebenso legendären "Atman", einer seit den Mitt-Siebzigern aktive Gruppe von Musikern, die erfolgreich die Integration von Klangkunst und Ökologie betrieben und deren Label "Fly Music" das Album Landscapes 1996 als Kassette veröffenlichte und Asunta im folgenden Jahr auf ihrem "Festival in der Landschaft" (Muzyka w krajobrazie http://pathman.republika.pl) im mittelpolnischen Inow³ódz präsentierten. Mit diesem völlig akustischem Konzert in einer romanischen Kapelle manifestierte sich endgültig die Reputation des Projekts in der alternativen Musikszene Polens. Nach einer lebensbedrohlichen Gehirnoperation 2010 und Rekonvaleszenz meldet sich Go³aszewski nun zurück: 2012 wurde seine Graphic Novel "Moja Terapia" (mit Zeichnung von Szawe³ P³óciennik, Central Europe Comics Art, http://centrala.org.pl) veröffentlicht und eine erweiterte, 400 Seiten starke und um ein Audiobook ergänzte Neuauflage von Go³aszewskis Schriften zu Reggae und seiner spezifischen Rezeption in Polen von dem Label und Verlag "Manufaktura Legenda" besorgt, das federführend ist bei der Aufarbeitung von polnischer Subkultur ("Reggae Rastafarie - Regementarz" http://manufaktura-legenda.pl). This release contains clarinet compositions by S³awomir Go³aszewski, founder and master-mind of the project, and harmonium works by Wojciech "Kaktus" Karwacki. Landscapes was recorded and produced by Alik Dziki, former bass player of the Polish Reggae legends Izrael and Kultura, as well as an early member of the mystic punk group Armia. The album was released on tape in Poland in 1996 under project name Asunta on the "Fly Music" label and in 2001 released in a limited edition on Cdr by the "Nefryt" label. Landscapes features a fascinating blend of ritual ethno drones, ambient psychedelia and Slavonic New Age. The cover painting by Lithuanian artist Linas Domarackas was designed for the original release. S³awomir Go³aszewski is a legendary figure of Polish off- and counter culture. In 1984/85 he co-founded the seminal punk rock group Armia and contributed to their albums under pseudonym Merlin. At the same time he was active in the shadow of Jerzy Grotowskis's dissolving "Teatr Laboratorium" in Wroclaw/Breslau (Zbigniew Cynkutis, Zygmunt Molik, and Ludwik Flaszen being his teachers). Grotowskis's research on rituals, its psychophysiological impact, and his expanded concept of theater has coined Go³aszewski's artistic work. Since the late 1980's, Go³aszewski is active as a radio presenter, journalist and author; among other things he was crucial for the early popularisation of Reggae music and Rastafarian culture in Poland and thus influencing an entire generation of fans and musicians alike. His contributions both artistic and publicistical to the Polish alternative music scene are numerous. His artistic and esoteric quest also lead to the collaboration with the legendary Atman group, a collective of musicians dealing with the integration of sound and ecology. The group's self-managed label "Fly Music" released Landscapes in 1996 on cassette. In the following year, Atman also invited Go³aszewski to present his project at their Music in the Landscape Festival [Muzyka w krajobrazie] in Inow³ódz, a small medieval village in central Poland. This entirely acoustic performance in the Romanesque St. Giles church in Inow³ódz in July 1997 brought Asunta lasting reputation among Poland's alternative music circuit. After a life-threatening brain surgery in 2010 and a period of convalescence Go³aszewski is back and active again: 2012 saw the publication of his graphic novel "Moja Terapia" (with drawings by Szawe³ P³óciennik, Central Europe Comics Art) as well as a 400-page volume of his collected writings on Reggae music and Rastafari culture published by "Manufaktura Legenda", the leading label and publisher for the reappraisal of the legacy of Polish subculture." [label info] www.lollipopshop.de 2013 €12.00
ATAVIST II:Ruined do-LP "Gatefold double-LP limited to 500 copies featuring Justin Greaves (ex-Iron Monkey ) and Rose Kemp on guest vocals. ATAVIST "II:Ruined" defines pure epic suicidal sludge doom metal. The band's second album, "II:Ruined", is a massive, monolithic, introverted chapter of audial suffering and torment. It sees ATAVIST plunge further into the audial abyss by incorporating more layers and substance to their art (not unlike the way Japan's Corrupted portray their immaculate aesthetic). Heavier, more diverse, intricate, and melodic, "II:Ruined" is just that; an unforgiving observation of selfreflection, repentance, and desperation. It is interesting to note that this was the final album for this line up of the band, one can only wonder at the self-fulfilling prophecy of such and immense and bleak work. Perhaps its a wonder they are all still alive. This double vinyl edition of II:Ruined on Aurora Borealis marks a long overdue vinyl release for this important milestone of extreme doom, and stands in monolithic testament to their achievement." [label info] www.aurora-b.com 2009 €16.00
ATELEIA Nightly CD-EP "With Nightly, Ateleia's James Elliott artfully evokes the humid Krautrock of Popol Vuh within a whirlpool of lush minimalism, nimble electronica and digital psychedelia. It is a voyage up a primeval river of sound within a steaming jungle of invisible detail -- where the ultimate destination is forever out of reach." [label info] www.tableoftheelements.com 2007 €11.50
ATKINSON, FELICIA La La La CD "FELICIA ATKINSON flüstert und singsangt, in Englisch und Französisch, La La La (KK018), wie um sich nicht allein zu fühlen. Jedenfalls erweckt sie den Eindruck von etwas Beiläufigem, aber auch Intimen, als ob sie ein Poesiealbum nur für sich bespielen würde mit Erinnerungen, Sehnsüchten, lyrischen Bildern. Sie musiziert dabei mit akustischer Gitarre, Klavier, Melodikagesumm und Glockenspiel, allerdings eingebettet in Software-Watte. 7 der 11 folktronischen Gedankenspiele der Pariser Künstlerin, die sich hier als Singer-Songwriterin präsentiert, hat ihr Freund Sylvain Chauveau (Le Livre Noir du Capitalisme, Un Autre Décembre) arrangiert. Ihre Vorlieben für Plath, Duras, Mallarme, Cummings, Godard, Antonioni und Hartley, für Feldman oder Low zeugen von einem sensiblen Wesen, das sich bei ‚Schnee part‘ sogar bemüht, ein Gedicht von Paul Celan (‚Unlesbarkeit dieser Welt‘ aus Schneepart) in Deutsch nachzusprechen. Neben der Gitarre, die in ‚Guitar means mountain‘ besungen wird, und einen großen Auftritt im Gastspiel von David Daniell bei ‚Lonesome as the sun‘ hat, ist Schnee ein poetisches Leitmotiv, das als ‚White‘ wiederkehrt und mit „It could be the snow, or rice, or anything“ bei ‚No wedding‘. Schnee als leeres Blatt, das sich immer wieder selbst auslöscht. Atkinson meditiert über dieses Verschwinden und nennt La La La nicht umsonst ein Memento Mori." [Bad Alchemy] " 'La La La' was recorded at home in Paris and Brussels. As a multimedia artist more than a full time musician, I decided to use rough materials of recording and mixing such as Garageband free software, in a democratic and playfull way, with the instruments that were at home, such as piano, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel and field recording from the room. The songs were done by improvisation, then edited with sometimes the help of Sylvain Chauveau, in the aim of keeping something very oral, inspired and spontaneous. Some pieces have been presented before as a sound installation in real space. I like when there are connections and echos of the same piece in different mediums such as installation, recordings, texts, sounds. The lyrics are in different languages in this idea of playing with the different levels of knowledges and images. One of the song, "Schnee Part", is the reading of a poem by Paul Celan, "Umlessbarkeit", in the "Schnee Part" antholgy. It is read in German as many time as i needed to understand it. The last song, "Lonesome as the Sun" is based on the guitar of David Daniell, a great guitarist from Chicago i met with Sylvain in New York City. Chanting and playing "La La La" was for me at the same level as drawing or writing: something to measure the present time and the perspective of the vanished, as a memento mori." [Text by Felicia Atkinson] www.spekk.net 2008 €15.50
ATOMINE ELEKTRINE Archimetrical Universe CD "Eternal Pride Prod. presents re-mixed version of "Archimetrical Universe" + bonus tracks from extra limited CDr boxed version of the album "Nebulous". New edition like DIGI-CD with new design. Space is an illusion. Peter Andersson (Raison D'Etre, Stratvm Terror, Svasti-ayanam, Necrophorus) is one of the handful of finest sound manipulators in the world. Period. Archimetrical Universe showcases Peter’s dissection of the sky, a Caesarean section that births massive, geometrically perfect sonic diversions, all spheres and angles, burnished metal dreams and pristine sonic caresses that reconfigure sound into smooth surfaces. To counterbalance the exactness of the sonic development, light rhythms emerge, huge slabs of disrupting tones puncture, the scattered remnants of all of Peter’s projects utilized in the creation of the music here. Everything seems to be in perpetual motion, evolving, revolving, reinvented at the mercy of Peter’s deft hands and devious whim. The clarity of production and meticulous restructuring of the known (space, stars, planets) with the unknown (space...stars...planets...) only heightens the journey upon which he guides us, an alluring venture into the cavernous realm of space...but not a space most of us would imagine. Whether he is sonically scrubbing the architecture, or just mesmerizing us with another sound sculpture at the edge of forever, Archimetrical Universe is, quite possibly, Peter’s finest release yet, which says a lot because his sonic portfolio runneth over with intoxicating, mind-altering sound manipulations that inspire one’s imagination with conflicting emotional responses (sorrow, desolation, awe, wonder) at all times. Space is an illusion...but Peter has brought it to life. Essential!" [label info] www.eternalpride.ru 2009 €12.00
AUBE Reworks Maurizio Bianchi Vol. 2 CD Second part of the MB-reworks. Very soft & silent, microcospic drone-fields, cascading backwards-effects, ultra-repetitive & hypnotic after a while, perfect for contemplation and meditation ! "Static music, suspended by a thread of silence. Circular flowing audio structures. Archeology of sound. Mind expanding texture. A new fascinating operation of disassembly and restructure of sonic material by Maurizio Bianchi (the entire album The Testamentary Corridor), by incomparable Japanese 'audio sculptor' Aube." [label info] 2006 €13.00
AUTOPSIA Factory Rituals 1989/2009 DVD-R "AUTOPSIA FILMS ON ILLUMINATING TECHNOLOGIES Reality can only be grasped indirectly - seen reflected in a mirror, staged in the theater of the mind. + We make ghostly fi lms - haunted by great cinematic models: Hans-J. Syberberg, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa, and anti-models: Hollywood, MTV . + A posthumous fi lms, in the era of cinema’ s unprecedented mediocrity. + The key to Autopsia fi lms is beyond the narrative, beyond the ‘story’ that we witness. What provides the density of cinematic enjoyment is material from beyond interpretation." [ikkONA film info] "Factory Rituals was initially a soundtrack for an exhibition that Autopsia took part in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1989. These tracks are not and were not available in any format prior to this digital release and as such can be considered their own entity. The tracks have been digitally remastered from the original 4-channel tape and contain no manipulations via computers or samplers. This release will bring a nostalgic point of memory to any fan of Autopsia who has followed their works from their early days. As such, Factory Rituals sounds nearly exactly what one could conjure in their imagination about the sound of the workings inside. Upon the entrance of the work, we’re led up a cold stone stairway through ornately carved wood doors into the factory, full of harmonic Gregorian chants. Monks shattered in time itself, amongst the ruined rusted metal fragments of existence. Mind you, it doesn’t seem this release is meant to be a solidifi ed conceptual album, but rather seven experimentations that play into this time frame (1984 – 1989). You WILL go between tracks, sometimes abruptly, and not be able to simply flow with the music. As the press sheet states though, “Music is order and disorder”. Both, indeed, are found here in great volume. From industrial rhythms and dark ambient backgrounds to relentless choral swells and droning to dramatic stringed sequences, Factory Rituals brings about music that is rarely heard these days. Too many put too much faith in the technology they use today as a means to create great works of industrial noise and experimental compositions. However, with this journey into the birth of Autopsia, it is quickly seen that the tools readily available to most of us, perhaps even collecting the dust of time in the basements of friends and family, are capable of creating quality and fascinating works. As with most music on this level though, there is definitely a spiritual synthesis to be found in Factory Rituals. It is more than noise, more than music, more than making a point. There are few projects today who can claim to have the same passion for what they do now 20 years later down the road as they did in their artistic birth. Simply put, its through this authentic manifestation of talent that Autopsia not only continues to compose great works of art, but continues to inspire its listeners now two decades later. If you don’t understand what I’m saying, feel free to check out the score artwork available for download with the album from their website. Intricate, beautiful, and strangely inhuman." [Sage W., Heathen Harvest] "In my heart there is always space for Autopsia. I know, I know. Its perhaps not something you'd expect from me, Autopsia being, at least for some, a gothic band of orchestral sampling and/or a small time version of Laibach, but maybe its a historical thing that I like what they are doing. I first came across them on a few compilation cassettes in the 80s, eventually released a whole cassette by them, and after that kept up with them. Their CD 'Death Is The Mother Of Beauty', one of the earliest CD releases on Staalplaat, is still a particular favorite. Since a few years, Autopsia keeps me informed of new releases and so I got this release, which is, apparently, part of Mirror Of Destruction, an exhibition in Museum of Modern Art in Belgrade. Lots of black and white footage of factory halls, cars, Mercedes flags, but also nature shots. Some moving images, some static images. All in a rather political mood, which is something I haven't seen that openly before with them. Nice enough, but not something I would watch a lot. I'd always rather go for the music. That is an odd mixture, like always it seems, of those much sampled orchestral sounds and industrial sounds. The mechanical rhythm of industry in motion. 'Gothic' perhaps, but there is something in Autopsia's music that I like. Perhaps its just the mighty cliche of classical music, the pompous playing of horns blearing away, much strings and percussion hammering. A form of military marching music even. This I liked more than the actual films, which, I must admit add a frighting sight. Not easy listening, but demanding - although not always on a pure musical level." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2010 €18.00
  Colonia CD "Autopsia's latest release for Staalplaat is compilation of long deleted tracks from CD's released by Hyperium in the mid-nineties. Tracks are culled from Humanity Is The Devil, The Birth Of Crystal Power, Secret Christmas History, The Silence Of The Lambs, Palladium and Mystery Science plus a previously unreleased track from 1999. Autopsia, from former Yugoslavia, now in exile in Prague have been producing mysterious orchestral music since the late '80s. Dealing with orchestral tunes from the 19th century which are sampled, they have created an unique sound of their own. In their own words, it goes like this: Colonia is a project that implements death as its theme in order to represent the epoch: the colonial age. Death is not a mere event in the epoch -- terror or genocide, conflict or destruction -- the epoch itself is at stake here: death as time, the age of its reign, death from perspective of faith that encompasses the totality of any being which is founded in metaphysical construct. The structure of Autopsia's sound is syncretic, composed of multiple levels that on one hand refer to liturgical forms and on the other to paradoxical junctures of sub-cultural products of elite technology with proto-urban mythologies." [label info] www.staalplaat.com 2002 €8.00
AXOLOTL Chemical Theatre LP Zwei lange Stücke auf dieser feinen LP des Projekts aus San Francisco: Auf Seite A wunderbar sanfte Drone-Wolken, hell & schimmernd, die sich im Raum verteilen wie akustisches Frühlings-Parfüm, die Sounds kommen etwas taumelnd vor und zurück wie langsam anbrandende Wellen... Seite B hat mehr Druck & Noise und fast schon sowas erkennbare Strukturen im betörenden Drone-Chaos... Schweres Vinyl, dicke "glossy" Inlays, hand-nummerierte Auflage, auf einem neuen belgischen Label. "Two long sides of KARL BAUER's best work so far. "Here Bauer uses violin, vocals, electronics and percussion to assemble huge fields of strafing white light that somehow reconcile the all-night flights of Terry Riley and the clouds of lung generated by Yoshi Wada with flickers of microdot vision and stoned oblivion poems... This is another great blast of rigorously thought-out modern American sound. Highly recommended." [Volcanic Tongue]. 2006 €12.50
BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN Messe h-Moll (BWV 232) performed by MARC MINKOWSKI / LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE do-CD / book JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH in diesem Mailorder Katalog? Ja, denn viele "melancholic drone"- Hörer und Musiker (z.B. CISFINITUM, oder der verstorbene russische Maler ALEXANDER NEMKOWSKY) sind erklärte BACH-Fans. UND dies ist eine besondere Aufnahme von BACHs letztem grossen und überhaupt längstem Werk, eingespielt von MARC MINKOWSKI / LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE aus Grenoble. "Bachs größtes Werk als limitierte Doppel-CD mit 100-seitigem Buch. Marc Minkowski und sein Ensemble, die Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble, haben mit der Messe in h-moll das letzte und wahrscheinlich größte Werk von Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) eingespielt. Sie nimmt eine Ausnahmestellung in dessen Schaffen ein, unter anderem, weil sie zu groß konzipiert war, um zu Bachs Lebzeiten aufgeführt zu werden. Komplett herausgegeben wurde sie erstmals 1845, die erste Gesamtaufführung fand 1859 in Leipzig statt, also erst 110 Jahre nach ihrer Vollendung 1749. Der französische Dirigent Marc Minkowski hat die h-moll-Messe bereits als Fagottist von innen heraus kennengelernt. Für ihn ist sie nur mit einer Solistengruppe einzuspielen: "Ihre Musik ist so dicht, so komplex, so Schwindel erregend, dass sie an Monumentalität gewinnt, wenn man sie solistisch besetzt". So auch beim Festival de Santiago de Compostela im Juli 2008, wo die vorliegende Aufnahme entstand. Das limitierte Set enthält zwei CDs sowie ein 100-seitiges, auf Spezialpapier gedrucktes Buch mit Texten auch in deutscher Übersetzung." [label info] 2009 €25.00
BAD ALCHEMY No.53 (02.2007) mag "BA 53/07): the hub !!!!!!!!!!; pere ubu‘s erben in cin city: by-products of america - the wolverton brothers (bernd weber); stürmischer wind? totenkopfbriefkasten? menschliche stimme: rene lussier - bob drake - alig pierce (m. beck); imaginäre folklore - possible worlds; das al maslakh ensemble; die vorwärtsverteidigung des historischen drone-pop: brennende ohrwaschl - quermeer (frank apunkt schneider); dorit chrysler und die tiny thrills des theremins (frank apunkt schneider); das erste wiener gemüseorchester (frank apunkt schneider); ralf siemers + chaos through programming (frank apunkt schneider): la société des timides à la parade des oiseaux; Das Pop-Analphabet " [BA] 2007 €3.00
No.52 (11.2006) mag "BA 5w enthält THIS AUTISTIC IMPERIUM IS NIHIL REICH - CURRENT 93; HOW TO SURVIVE BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING - CARLA BOZULICH; DR. JAZZ MEETS MR. ELECTRICO; (NO) NOISE FROM PORTO - GUSTAVO COSTA; DER FUROR DER REINEN, UNGESCHÜTZTEN MELANCHOLIE - PERE UBU; AN ECSTATIC JOURNEY - JOHN ZORN PAINKILLER und wie immer DAS POP-ANALPHABET." [BA] 2006 €3.00
No.36 (Aug. 2000) mag/7 "Ganz neu, inkl. Seelenstriptease des Herausgebers & Betrachtungen über die "Konformisten des Andersseins" (Norbert Bolz), von Klaviermetzgern und Maulwerkern, Eselskadavern und Einsiedlerkrebskadavern, auch von Heuschreckenkadavern, sowie DAVID GARLAND, POISON CABINET, und die ausführlichen, aufschlußreichen & kritischen Reviews z.B. über neue Werke von Drone, Ant-Zen, Prion, Mille Plateaux, Staalplaat, Touch, Moloko+, Soleilmoon, Die Stadt, und vieles aus dem Jazz-Avantgarde-Improvisations-Bereich.." [Drone Rec. 2000] 2000 €7.50
  No. 89 (April 2016) mag FREAKSHOWS: WILD AND WINDY = LE REX - LENT ET SEXUEL = COAX ORCHESTRA - NAGUAL, SHAPESHIFTERS AND DOGSBODIES = ALBATRE + AVA MENDOZA'S UNNATURAL WAYS; LABELPORTRÄT 10 YEARS ALTROCK; SCHLAGLICHTER: JULIEN DESPREZ; SEAMUS CATER; CARATE URIO ORCHESTRA; MARK DRESSER VIRTUAL TOUR; PNL LARGE UNIT; MAJA S. K. RATKJE; REIDEMEISTER MOVE; TORBEN SNEKKESTAD; FRANK ROTHKAMM; KONSTRUKTIVISTS; MOONDOG COUPLETS; THIRD REICH'N'ROLL: STEVE REICH IN KÖLN; LIBERA ME: MONTEVERDICHOR 16.03.2016 www.badalchemy.de 2016 €3.50
BAD SECTOR Plasma CD "Endlich die zweite CD des fantastischen italienischen Projektes: Hier wurden diverse elektro-atmosphärische Originalsounds (VLF-recordings, Pulsare, Neon Tubes radio signals, High Voltage Transformer rec.) mit den sphärisch-melodisch BAD SECTOR-Klängen vermischt, die eher im Hintergrund stattfinden. Eine unvergleichliche Atmosphäre aus Hochspannung und Schönheit entsteht hier..." [Drone Records info 1998] “Great conceptual work! sound sources : Magnetosphere, Vostok + Salyut + Soyuz original recordings, Pulsar, High Voltage, Neon... all this sounds are building a unique powerful & pulsing sound sculpture, a great mind experience! Ltd. to 747 numbered copies, cover presents a series of interesting "electricity / energy " historical photos.”[label info] Now re-pressed & back in stock, the great second album ! Different Cover ! www.oldeuropacafe.com 1998 €13.00
  CMASA CD In jeder Hinsicht ungewöhnlich und doch unverkennbar BAD SECTOR! CMASA beruht auf älteren Fragmenten, die MASSIMO MAGRINI aka BAD SECTOR für eine Kunstausstellung in Pisa 2005 einspielte (zum Thema "River's end" - dort wo der Fluss aufs Meer trifft), darunter Klavier- und Gitarrenbearbeitungen sowie Feld- und Objektaufnahmen von Wasser und Metall. In Verbindung mit BAD SECTORs typischen (und nach wie vor unerreichten) Synth-Sounds entstehen fünf lange "Movements" voller industriell-poetischer Traum-Atmosphären; digital verfremdete "technische" Klänge in einem Meer von Nostalgie, Einsamkeit & Melancholie. Gänsehaut-erzeugend. Grossartig. "In 2005 Massimo Magrini was invited to provide a soundtrack for the M3M art exhibition in Pisa/Italy. The exhibition was based around images of the seaside and the rivers estuary of Pisana area with CMASA airplane factory built there in it's centre vis a vis of archaic marine cottages. This marvelous seaside scenery mixed with vintage industrial locations, together with some kind of nostalgia, created an unexpected but amazing mood. To sculpture a soundtrack of this scenery Massimo Magrini was asked to use acoustic and natural sounds too and so he added for this work treated piano and snippets of acoustic guitars together with water sounds and metal samples. This may sound unusual for a BAD SECTOR release but all those new elements are perfectly blent into the massive and ambient soundwaves for what previous releases are known for and making CMASA probably to the most emotional album of Massimo Magrini to date. All initial exhibition sounds where regenerated, remastered and re-assembled during 2007-2009. Digipack.(LOKI/PAS 23)" [label info] www.loki-found.de www.loki-found.de 2009 €13.00
BAKER, AIDAN Thoughtspan CD-R Während AIDAN BAKER im Verbund mit Lebensgefährtin LEAH BUCKAREFF inzwischen als NADJA für Furore sorgt, erscheinen weiter betörende Solo-CDRs von ihm in Kleinstauflagen. BAKER zeigt sich auf THOUGHTSPAN luftig-leicht und post-rockig, aber auch geräuschhaft versponnen & experimentell, die Stücke weisen aber immer einen gewissen "drive" auf, sich ins Unbestimmbare und frei-flottierende aufzulösen... wenn dann nur noch verschachtelte Geräuschfäden auszumachen sind, setzen wieder Drums ein und führen den Trance-Strom weiter... "CDR, 3 TRACKS, 56 MINUTES. LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 150 COPIES. DVD BOX IN CD SIZE WITH 3 INSERTS. Thoughtspan" consists of 3 long tracks experimenting with the conventions of space-rock or kraut-rock, combining simple yet propulsive rhythms with multi-layered drones and ambience. Although, these tracks may sound like a band, "Thoughtspan" is essentially a one-person record (apart from violin and trumpet contributions), as the songs originated with the drum parts and built up one instrument at a time from that rhythmic base." [label info] "If he wanted, Aidan Baker could cruise along making the same record over and over, but a restless musical soul this man must have as even successive releases by his various projects tend to diverge greatly from their various sounds. While Nadja tends to be the most sonically consistent project, existing in the nether gloom of black ambient dream doom or whatever we feel like calling it, his work under his own name has shown the most breadth, veering from clattery noisy experimentation, to ultra minimal drone, to strange collaged jazzscapes, to dreamy slowcore, and one and on... For Thoughtspan, Baker handles the guitars, drums, bass and vocals, with some help on live drums, violin and trumpet, to weave a gorgeously expansive soundscape of laid back, shuffling yet propulsive, krautrocky jazz. Dark and smoky, dreamy and smoldering, the closest sonic comparison might be the Necks, but where the Necks lock into extended cyclical grooves, Thoughtspan plays more like a 'rock' band, albeit a looped, mesmeric one, locked into a seemingly never ending groove, but as the record progresses the music begins to gradually crumble, becoming more and more distorted, everything slowly collapsing inward, the scraping of a violin heralding the shift, as any 'rock' is rent asunder, and all that is left is a strange whirring, creaking ambient dronescape. And that's just the first track, although it is 22+ minutes... The second track, another long one, begins with strange buzzes and metallic shimmers, a very percussive soundfield, peppered with backwards sonic swoops and buzzing steel strings, eventually the drums kick in, and the band is loping into some dense reverbed jam, the buzzing strings stretched out over the propulsive rhythmic framework, eventually fading back into the backwards droning buzz of the first few minutes. Finally, the final 16 minute track, finds Baker creating a strange wide open expanse, distant drones and all sorts of strange muted melodies, with moaned, barely decipherable vocals, and in the middle of it all, a drummer, playing on the rims and the floor and on wood and metal as much as on the kit, the whole vibe is very abstract and freak folk, it's not difficult to hear some Avarus or one of those tribal outfits, but unlike those folky forest dwellers, Baker begins to gradually affect the sounds here, smearing everything into warm droning swells and jagged streaks of resonant buzz, beneath which the drums lock into a staggering sort of midtempo lope, it's dirge-y and dramatic, but still sort of blown out and ambient, before finishing off with a burst of blinding distorted radiance. Packaged in a mini, plastic dvd style case, full color artwork and full color photographic inserts. LIMITED TO 150 COPIES!!" [Aquarius Records] 2007 €10.50
Gathering Blue do-LP Doppel-LP im Gatefold-Cover, edelst designed von ALAN McCLELLAND. Eine Sammlung von neuem (erste LP) und in Kleinauflagen bereits erschienenem Material (zweite LP), die beiden mCDRs "Cicatrice" (Dreamland, 2003, vier Stücke die alle mit CI beginnen) und "The Taste of Summer on your Skin" (Taalem, 2004), zwei Remixe von BAKER-Stücken von der "Remixes"-CDR (Arcolepsy, 2005) von BUILDING CASTLES OUT OF MATCHSTICKS und TROUM, sowie eine JOY DIVISION-Coverversion von "24 Hours" !! Die Auflage von 444 Stück kommt in insgesamt drei Vinylfarben!! "A work of blissful delight. Aidan Baker provides 4 sides of enchantment in this long-in-the-making 2xLP set. Gathering Blue provides new original material plus a stunning cover of the Joy Division track "24 Hours" as well as an extended work-out of the amazing remix of "The Cicada Sings Our Love Song" by Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks which was originally released in 2005 on the ultra-limited and long-deleted Arcolepsy Records CD "Remixes". This really is Aidan Baker at his very best and a record that is sure to charm. Comes in a gatefold sleeve, numbered card insert and pressed on heavy 180g virgin vinyl in 3 editions (55 copies on black vinyl, 95 on sky blkue vinyl [with white blend] and 294 copies on mottled peacock blue vinyl)." [label info] "It's been a (little) while since we've had some brand new Aidan Baker / Nadja for the store, thankfully this week heralds two new releases. To be reviewed next time, there's long awaited Nadja all- covers disc (which we'll tell you right now is great), and then there's this, a brand new, limited double lp from Baker solo, and as always it's a doozy, sprawling and shimmery and expansive, that sort of blissed out ambient dronemusic he does so well. But it's far from more of the same. The first track we threw on was almost jungle, with skittery beats buried beneath softly undulating layers of warm whir and deep drifts of soft swirling sound. There's also a bit of Spacemen 3 like processed psych guitar, which gives way to some buzzing raga like blur, draped over still more dreamlike dronescapes, although here, it's laced with chunks of processed alien crunch, and weird little bits of scrape and fragmented riffage. Long stretches of underwater Oval-like wooziness, shot through with streaks of space-y effects and muted bits of glitch and buzz, some of the most washed out and wondrous space (not quite) rock ever! Warped warbly organs are stretched and smeared into warped Philip Jeck like doomy drifts, one of which is apparently a cover of Joy Division's "Twenty Four Hours", although we could only tell by the vocals, and even then, they're so hushed and barely there, that any sense of the original seems to melt into a gorgeously oozing expanse of thrum and shimmer and softly warped rumble. Another fantastic and gorgeous and of course WAY too limited chunk of droney dreaminess from Mr. Baker. Released on the always amazing Equation Records, who really go all out with the packaging as well. Thick swirled/splattered blue vinyl, thick full color gatefold jacket, and a printed full color postcard, each of which is hand numbered, LIMITED TO 444 COPIES!" [Aquarius Records review] www.chronoglide.com/equation.html 2009 €24.00
Liminoid / Lifeforms CD "While Alien8 Recordings has had the pleasure of releasing three full-length albums by Aidan Baker's ambient doom project Nadja, as well as his collaborative effort Fantasma Parastasie with Tim Hecker, this marks our first solo release with the artist. Although we consider Liminoid/Lifeforms to be a solo effort, there are in fact no less than eight guest musicians helping out on the recording. These include Canadian noise legend Knurl (a.k.a. Alan Bloor) who has been released three times on Alien8 Recordings prior to this recording, as well as members of Arc, Picastro, Forest City Lovers and Whisper Room. Liminoid is a composition for large ensemble exploring sonic immersion in drones and textures, rhythms and pulsations. Incorporating composed and improvised segments, the piece uses elongation of sound and layered polyph- ony in an attempt to create a liminal and/or numinous state. This recording of Liminoid is from its premier at The Music Gallery's X-Avant Festival in Toronto, October 25, 2008. The piece features a powerful vocal performance with every member sharing the vocal duties. The lyrics have been adapted from 5th-8th century Coptic Christian texts and inspired by the book Ancient Christian Magic by Marvin W. Meyer & Richard Smith. The ensemble members for this performance were: Aidan Baker (guitar/ voice), Clara Engel (guitar/voice), Nick Storring (cello/voice), Jakob Thiesen (drums/voice), Richard Baker (drums/voice), Tillman Lewis (cello/voice), Laura Bates (violin/voice) and Jonathan Demers (guitar/voice). Lifeforms is a composition for strings, prepared/effected guitar, and amplified metal works. Likewise incorporating written and improvised material, the piece was originally commissioned and performed by The Penderecki Quartet in 2003. This recording was made in August 2008 at Commonwealth Studios in Toronto. The performers were: Aidan Baker (guitar), Nick Storring (cello), Mika Posen (violin) and Alan Bloor (metal works). This recording has been both skillfully mixed from multiple recordings and mastered by James Plotkin." [label info] www.alien8recordings.com "The latest from the always impressive, and always prolific Aidan Baker, who creates thick wall of sound doomgaze in the duo Nadja, and much more personal, hushed drone music under his own name, but more and more has been expanding his scope with various collaborations and large ensembles. This might be the biggest ensemble he's worked with, 8 players, all contributing vocals, three guitars, two drummers, violin and two cellos. And it does sound like what you might imagine, a sort of Aidan Baker drone record / chamber music hybrid, long languid tones, plenty of cymbal shimmer, the strings moan and sing, the sounds ebb and flow, swelling ominously, building to swirling crescendos, before slipping back into something more minimal and contemplative, "Liminoid" is split into 4 movements, and is about as close to classical music as Baker has come, at least in the first part, the second part shifts gears dramatically, transforming into something more jazzy and propulsive, a sort of krautrock thing, but with a jazzy slow shifting Necks vibe, eventually building to a dense tribal workout, before slipping into part 3, all shimmery blissy drift, soft focus and sun dappled, the drums an understated slowcore shuffle, leading up to the 15 minute final movement, where the vocalists team up for a haunting bit of choral drama, which explodes into full on free jazz freakout wall of sound, finishing off with a long form spaced out drone jam, that definitely reminds us of a super stripped down White Hills, psychedelic and washed out and very hypnotic. The second piece, the nearly 30 minute "Lifeforms" is a smaller ensemble, Baker on guitar, with violin, cello and 'amplified metal works', the metal works had us expecting something clangy and bombastic, but instead, it's almost all warm whirling ambient shimmer, much more in keeping with Baker's solo sounds, near the end, the sounds shift, and the strings move to the fore, weaving dramatic melodies over the slow burning drone underneath, the result very cinematic. Quite nice." [Aquarius Rec.] "One of my favorite noise albums, "Frequency LSD" by Japanoise artist Masonna was released on Alien8 Recordings in the mid-90's. With this in mind, and in combination with the release of present two albums, there shouldn't be any questions about the the great span of styles released by Alien8 Recordings - Canada's probably most interesting label of the underground. Aidan Baker is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and sound artist that creates music in the field from post-rock across drone ambient to modern classical. His latest release "Limonoid / Lifeforms" roughly comes across all aforementioned styles. On the album Aidan Baker has allied with concrete noise artist Alan Bloor alias Knurl / Pholde, Richard Baker on drums plus a number of other acoustic members on instruments such as cello, violin and guitars. As the title suggest the album is divided into two main sections: A section called "Limonoid" consisting of four intersections and the long and final piece titled "Lifeforms". "Limonoid" is as mentioned earlier an interesting crossover between neo-classical chamber music, noise-rock, post-rock with associations of earlier Krautrock (first of all Amon Düül I + II) and neo-folk with elements of middle-age expressions. Quite interesting and very trippy psychedelia with vocals from Clara Engel is what the first four chapters of the albums presents. But in my opinion, the true gift is the second main section of the album titled "Lifeforms". "Lifeforms" is a lengthy piece clocking approximately 30 minutes. Where the aforementioned section was a crossover of a number of styles "Lifeforms" mainly focus on ambient-expressions but with clear interventions of classical instruments such as violin and cello meanwhile aforementioned noise artist Alan Bloor controls his usual ultra-aggressive sound equipments being amplified steel and metal as sound sources into more subtle and very attractive noise drones. The piece is quite repetitive with a long hissing drone of amplified strings but with organic interventions of concrete sounds of aforementioned instruments. Halfway though the track, hissing drone fades away giving way to more plain acoustic ambience until another drone appears. The atmosphere is hypnotic and very intense through out the running time of the piece. Very interesting album showing the wide span of Aidan Baker." [NM / Vital Weekly] 2010 €13.00
Lost in the Rat Maze CD "Aidan Baker needs no introduction: this prolific Canadian classically trained multi-instrumentalist has generously contributed to the doom/drone/ambient genre. Nadja, Arc and Whisper Room are just a few of his manifestations. As a solo artist he also composed quite an impressive backcatalogue. Consouling Sounds is proud to add another release to that list, as we're quite confident this one will stand out in this discography. With Lost in the Rat Maze Aidan Baker produces an unconventional album - even to Baker-standards. Having been known for his extensive ambient soundscapes, Baker chose a different approach to his sound weaving - albeit true to the "Bakersound". In stead of a densely layered and broad sound palette, Baker has almost embraced a "postrockish" method of composing. More compact, pointed and clear progressions can be discovered, together with a diverse array of instruments, sounds and techniques. Expect the classic Aidan Baker elements: captivating, fascinating and repetitive mesmerizing sounds - but with a different twist to it. Limited to 900 copies." [label info] www.consouling.be "Over the last years Aidan Baker has proven to be highly prolific, which resulted in a large catalogue of releases, of which many are solo, but also with his bands Nadja, Arc and Whisper Room. It also brought him some fame, so that his recent releases are on CD and LP only. To be honest, I didn't keep up with all of his releases, only dipping in when it lands on my desk. Consouling, a label from Belgium, tells us that this is an unconventional album in such a way that its not the massive layers of guitar sounds and effects, seemingly waving on end, but in stead its a more compact sound and somewhat shorter pieces, eight in the timespan of fifty some minutes. Baker plays electric & acoustic guitars, electronic drums (provided by Richard Baker), vocals, piano, flute and tapeloops. The music is still highly atmospheric, as one could expect from Baker of course, but somehow it all seems a bit more opener, with 'more air' as it where. Instruments fly in and out, sometimes held together with the tick of drums, sometimes stuck in a loop of unknown kind, with the guitar(s) neatly tinkling away. Surely still a matter of improvising freely around a small set of themes, but Baker doesn't explore them ad infinitum, and rather just for a few minutes. Nicely spacious head music. A new form of old psychedelic music. Trippy." [FdW/Vital Weekly] 2011 €13.00
Only Stories LP "Only Stories is Aidan’s second release on The Kora Records. The album continues in the “drone folk” style first heard on his (nearly out of print) Kora release, Scalpel. All of the sounds on the record were created by voice and 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars. Aidan penned the three long compositions featured on Only Stories a long time ago, but they were never properly recorded until the fall of 2009, and Kora is ecstatic to release them now in a beautiful fold out letterpress vinyl release limited to 500 copies." [label info] www.thekorarecords.com 2011 €18.50
The Sea swells a bit do-LP "As a Canadian musician currently living in Berlin, Aidan Baker got first famous as half part of the prolific project Nadja, playing along with Leah Buckareff. LP after LP and collaboration after collaboration (A Storm of Light, Atavist, Year of no Light....), Nadja never ceased to explore the different aspects of ambient, noise and drone music. Also a prolific solo composer, Aidan Baker is well-known by experimental and alternative music fans as much for his solo albums as for his prestigious collaborations with some artists (Tim Hecker, Thisquietarmy, Noveller...) and famous music labels (Denovali, Important, Lattitudes, Gizeh...). Today, Mind Travels is very proud to present the first vinyl edition of one of his key records, A Sea Swells a Bit...., first released in 2006. Three long ambient titles that will likely make you shiver and lose your senses. A live version of the eponymous title is also joined as a bonus. The artwork, again designed by Francis Meslet (Urbex), intensifies in the most admirable manner the depth of this dizzying music." [label info] www.icidailleurs.com "AIDAN BAKER besingt die tiefe See, den Ozean, sterbende Seemänner. Dicht und undurchdringlich, dunkel gefärbt & geheimnis-umwebt sind seine drei langen Stücke auf dieser CD für den SMALL VOICES-Ableger. Wie so oft arbeitet BAKER mit urlangen Gitarrenloops, schichtet Zirkel auf Zirkel und sich allmählich aufbauenden Crescendos.... ab dem zweiten Stück durchziehen sanfte Perkussion und Bass-Grooves die Flächen, und das ganze erhält einen leichten Psychedelic-Touch...." [Drone Records text zur CD version 2006] 2015 €19.00
  Dualism do-CD After different collaborations between Aidan Baker and other musicians, we are finally presenting you the first solo release by Aidan Baker on Midira Records. We are very proud to bring you this little piece of art called “Dualism”. The album starts like an untamed beast with dark drone and doom sounds and it morphs into a very gentle floating ambient body. Aidan plays guitar, bass and drums, what makes the tracks sound structured but also disengaged at the same time. The all-instrumental tracks have Nadja-like moments when the sound is darker and doomy and then they transform to beautiful melodies and rhythms. So you can hear the album moving from darkness to light, from heaviness to easiness and from interlaced to clear textured. Sometimes you feel like dancing, sometimes you feel like head-banging, sometimes you feel just relaxed and all sounds and moods fit perfectly together. The album is based on the theory of dualism. A theory enfolding several books and explanation, including different meanings. That´s what Aidan Baker thought about the Dualism theory referring to this recording: “Dualism in philosophy refers to the theory that the mind and body are different things and while the body is necessarily part of the physical world, the mind (and thoughts) may or may not be associated with a physical, concrete reality… and the notion of a ‘consciousness bridge’ is the way one might attempt to bridge the gap, so to speak, between body and mind.” We thought that is a nice concept, but then something unforeseeable happened. The Dualism theory overgrew the whole release project. After we decided to press the music on CD, the master tapes got lost. We were talking about what we can do, because everything was set up to be released. So Aidan Baker decided to re-record the album. After he recorded the album, the original recordings showed up again by coincidence. So we had two Dualism albums sounding completely different, both worth to be released. We decided to release both sessions as Session A and B. A circumstance fitting perfectly into the dualism theory. Then we were waiting for the CD to be finalized with a matt finished artwork. The parcel arrived from the plant, but accidentally with glossy artwork. We started to believe that there is a hex of dualism covering this project. But finally, we finished the album with 2 CDs and a handsome matt lamination. To perfect the album package, we added a letterpress inlay including a poem by Aidan Baker (from Passing Through) and an antithetic version of the cover artwork. Manufactured by Letterjazz with some very old letterpress machines. Some more dualism trivia in this context: The alphabetic characters A and B of both sessions does not only fit to the artist name but also to the name of our contact person at the letter press studio. Dualism fortuity. Dualism comes as a double CD album in an edition of 200 copies housed in a 6 panel digipack, including a letterpress inlay on 650 gram LeNaBoard (grey cardboard). 2016 €18.00
BAKER, AIDAN (WITH RICHARD BAKER) Smudging LP "Backwards proudly presents a new Aidan Baker vinyl LP, issued in a edition of 450 copies. For this release AIDAN BAKER, co-founder of Nadja and member of Arc, is aided by his brother, Richard Baker, at drums. Recorded variously in Toronto and Berlin, 'Smudging' includes six songs comprised in two long epic tracks, with guitar textures and hypnotic rhythm structures to create a beautiful and dreamy listening experience. In the wake of his most experimental and characterized by dilated atmospheres works, as it happened for example in "The Sea Swells A Bit...", Aidan Baker is back to exercise his hypnotic power on the listener. The guitar drones succeed one another, alternating with more rhythmic and structured brackets, thanks to the involvement of Richard, who divides his time between more consistent raids, which almost tend to evolutions near to improvisation (as in "Sweetgrass 1"), and softer and occasional interventions which leave full space to the landscape drifts created by Aidan with his guitar effects and enveloping electronic sound-carpets (as in "White Desert Cedar"). "Smudging" is a work that, both in the execution and in the structure of the six tracks that comprise it, represents another confirmation of the stylistic code reached by the eclectic Canadian musician, who's determined in his aim to drag the listener, with extreme elegance, into the multiple parallel worlds created by his unlimited sounds. Another excellent album from this marvelous artist! "Smudging" is released as a limited edition of 400 copies in a beautiful designed sleeve. First 45 copies come with an original painting done by Aidan Baker; each one is unique." [label info] www.backwards.it 2012 €15.00
BAKER, AIDAN / NOVELLER Colorful Disturbances LP "aidan baker ist hier einfach wolfgang voigt: gas, bei einem der reinen ambient stücke ohne beat. ungefähr genau so viele schichten statischer akkorde und weit, weit unten / hinten passiert dann doch dauernd etwas. und erst viel später merkt man, dass auch die statik nicht statisch ist... perfekter nachschub für alle, die genau diesen typischen, weit ausgebreiteten sound an ihm (und anderen) mögen. sarah lipstate ist mit ihrem instrumentarium auf der gleichen baustelle unterwegs; hier auf der split-LP mit „under the color cave" und „white rabbit" jedoch intimer im sound und etwas kammermusikalischer, dabei in den einzelsounds auch konkreter als aidan baker. melancholisch, abwartend, die gitarre wie ein cello. unbedingt empfohlen und trotz split zweier unterschiedlicher künstler und trotz der unterschiedlichen soundhaltung homogenes ganzes. schönes cover auch, dessen finesse sich erst beim genauen hinschauen erschließt (und hier, in der abgebildeten größe, nur durch hochgedrehte kontraste) und: sehr gute vinylqualität dann auch noch." [N, Unruhr] "Guitars warped so hard they dissolve into pure consciousness! Seriously, this record had to happen because these two are the NOW of transcendental guitar weirdness. In families like ours where deformed music of one kind or another pours out of the speakers all day long, Toronto's Aidan Baker is a household name. He is no doubt one of the most imaginative experimental musicians of the new generation, quickly creating a universe of limitless sound with his bursting discography. He offers this record an extensive piece which mixes drone, texture, and an ever-bowing foundation -- imagine the sound of falling backwards... forever. The new blood on this split is guitarist Sarah Lipstate from Brooklyn, New York (aka Noveller). Sarah's prepared twin guitar works up a slow hypnotic force, gently pulling way out to the furthest deep end of pulses and patterns. Beautiful repetitions effortlessly skirt over a dark undercurrent. A+++ listen. Edition of 600 copies." [label info] www.divorcerecords.ca 2009 €14.00
BAND OF HOLY JOY (More) Favourite Fairytales for Juvenile Delinquents 3 x LP BOX VOD145.B3 The Band of Holy Joy (3Lp-Box with 7"inch, ltd.333) City of Tales - (More) Favorite Fairytales /extended) - Recordings 1983-86 A timely and beautiful Box-release covering the Band Of Holy Joy’s cassette released artistic output from 1983 to 1986 split on 3 records. - Band of Holy Joy - City of Tales (2Lp) - Band of Holy Joy (more) Favorite Fairytales (1Lp with 7inch and 48-page-booklet) Band Of Holy Joy were formed in the summer of 1983 when Johny and Max found a synthesiser in the cellar of the squatted house in New Cross Gate they were living in. They started messing about on this synth and started writing songs on it. The songs however were very messy and the discovery of an old plastic harmonium in a local junk shop only added to the chaos. They brought in Brett Turnbull to bring a sense of order to the noise they were creating. Brett brought along Martine Thoquenne with him and the noise in the cellar started becoming very interesting indeed. A person who is much forgotten but quite instrumental in what went on was George Lovell, just want to throw that in, Hi George. John Jenkins was somebody who was around the house a lot at this time. He was a photographer but was persuaded to trade his camera for a mouth organ, tambourine and various other instruments. The Band Of Holy Joy was now a complete entity and strange sounds and songs began to emerge. Various cultural interests at this time were 8 and 35mm film, Pan pulp paperbacks, Bertol Brecht stage play and the electronic disco sounds that could be heard and bought uptown. Subjects that fired their imaginations at this time were media scare stories, prescription medications, institutional living, big cities bad glamour and self-preservation in vulnerable situations. There was an affinity and shared living space with the constructivist outfit Test Dept who took Band Of Holy Joy out on tour with them resulting in very early performances in Manchester, Sheffield and Retford. When they returned to London they entered the studio and began to record and assemble tracks to go along side the porta studio recordings, cut ups, and collages they were creating at home. The studio used was called Recession and existed for a while in Hackney. Other artists that maybeused it were Pure, Whitehouse, early Coil. Other dates followed in various strange locations around London, church cellars, bus stops, wine bars, warehouses etc. They also played with Einsturzende Neubauten around this time. The band were interested in the emerging cassette culture of the day. The first cassette was Favourite Fairytales For Juvenile Delinquents which was released in 1983 More Favourite Fairytales was recorded on a four track portastudio which was released late winter / early spring of 1984 The band would often make and play their own instruments as well as make their own films. It was a mad, up all night, passionately creative time. They also contributed to many cassette compilations of the day working towards a record deal with Flim Flam which resulted in a 12 inch single called Had A Mother Who Was Proud and Look At Me Now, which was half industrial noise disco terror and half South London doomed cabaret waltz. We hope this box set properly captures and evokes the spirit of an age as was lived then. A special post punk pre acid house creatively perfect time to be young and full of noise and word and image in London. The Band Of Holy Joy flourished in such a place. www.vinyl-on-demand.com 2016 €56.00
BARDOSENETICCUBE XXX (Dedicated to Nika Turbina) CD BARDOSENETICCUBE gehören inzwischen zu einer der bemerkenswertesten russischen Experimentalprojekte; mit fast jeder neuen Veröffentlichung vermögen sie zu überraschen, sie verlassen und überschreiten ständig verschiedenste Genre-Grenzen; man könnte fast von einer Art "russischen BIG CITY ORCHESTRA" sprechen, was Einfallsreichtum & die Fülle an Releases betrifft (auch musikalisch gibt es manchmal Überschneidungen, beide Projekte setzen gerne weirde hypnotische loops ein). Auf XXX dominiert bearbeites / verfremdetes Sprachmaterial einer ominösen NIKA TURBINA, das zusammen mit field recordings aller Art zu einem dissoziertem Trip in eine abgründige Welt zusammengebraut wird... viele akustische Objekte überlagernd sich gleichzeitig und erzeugen hypnotischen Sog, kein Stück gleicht dem anderen, eine rituell-dronige Atmo herrscht vor...wieder sehr gut. 12 tracks, fast 65 Minuten. "New Bardoseneticcube album is inspired by life and works of Nika Turbina - a poetess who started to write grown-up tragic poems when she was only 4 years old. "This is not me writing, this is God leading my hand", - the small girl used to say. First Nika's book of poems came out when she was only 9, and was later translated in 12 languages. After living pathologically strange life, receiving the most prestigious poetic prize "Golden Lion", and being held in mental hospital, at the age of 27 Nika tragically died falling down from the 5th floor window. The musical dedication of Bardoseneticcube is presented in 12 untitled tracks filled with surrealistic feelings and some childish morbidity. Obscure loops and industrial soundscapes are buried under a pile of rhyme wreckage, melody fragments and almost chaotic manifold of strange sounds." [label info] 2006 €7.00
BARN OWL & THE INFINITE STRINGS ENSEMBLE The Headlands CD "CD version housed in a digipak following the immediate sell out of the LP version. Full-length collaboration between Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong, and Barn Owl produced by The Norman Conquest. Barn Owl's extended drones and Theresa and The Norman Conquest's strings are the perfect accompaniment to Fullman's Long Stringed Instrument; a product of her own invention. This is an album of deep material of a complexly emotional nature. Eternal ragas for the infinite now." [label info] www.importantrecords.com 2011 €13.00
BARRETT, NATASHA Bouteilles de Klein do-DVD-A "DVD-Audio — Advanced Resolution: Surround 4.0/5.0 (MLP 4824) + Stereo (4824) •• DVD-Video [NTSC, multi-region]: Surround 4.0/5.0 (Dolby Digital) + Stereo (4824) •• DVD-ROM: MP3 (320 kbps), PCM (4416), HRTF (4416). “Sub Terra Cycle: Sub Terra” (2007-08), “Avoid Being Eaten By Mimicking Other Less Palatable Species (ABEMOLPAS)” (2003-04), “Microclimates III-VI” (2007), “Mobilis in Mobili” (2006), “Rhizaria (Barely: part-4)”, “Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3)” (2008). “Bouteilles de Klein contains two types of compositions: works composed for a traditional concert or listening situation (disc 1) and works originally designed as installations (disc 2), where the public is free to approach the work from which ever temporal, spatial or listening strategy they wish. The works may be grouped into four categories. Sub Terra Cycle, The Barely Project, and Microclimates III-VI are each multi-part projects containing both concert and installation works. In the fourth category lie two concert works — Avoid Being Eaten By Mimicking Other Less Palatable Species (ABEMOLPAS), and Mobilis in Mobili — which stand as wild cards from a different period and context. All works have been remixed to function outside their original contexts for stereo, surround (4.0 and 5.0), and headphone (HRTF binaural) listening. The surround 4.0 mixes were made from the B-format decoded ambisonics. The DVD-ROM zone contains the binaural audio files and standard CD audio files for private copying. Bouteilles de Klein received support from the Norsk kulturråd (Arts Council Norway) and the Norsk Komponistforening (Norwegian Society of Composers).” Natasha Barrett" [label info] www.empreintesdigitales.com 2010 €13.00
BASINSKI, WILLIAM & RICHARD CHARTIER Divertissement LP "Divertissement is the third collaborative full length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilize electronics, piano, tape-loops and short wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts. Pressed in an edition of 500 with beautiful cover drawings by artist James Elaine. William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops received international critical acclaim and was chosen as one of the top 50 albums of 2004 by Pitchfork Media. The Temporary Residence deluxe LP box-set reissue from 2012 was awarded best re-issue of the year and a score of 10 on Pitchfork. Installations and films made in collaboration with artist-filmmaker, James Elaine have been presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are presented to sold out crowds around the world. Most recently, Basinski was chosen by Music Director, Antony Hegarty to create music for the new Robert Wilson opera, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic which had its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July 2011 and toured Europe in 2012 and North America in 2013. Orchestral transcriptions of The Disintegration Loops by Maxim Moston have been performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall and La Batie Festival in Geneva, Switzerland. Basinski is currently touring the world in support of Cascade and The Deluge, his latest works which will be released in Spring 2015 on 2062/USA. Richard Chartier (b.1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art which has been termed both microsound and Neo-Modernist. Chartier's minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself. Chartier's sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally including the 2002's Whitney Biennial and he has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art electronic music festivals and exhibits. In 2000 he formed the recording label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists/composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2010, Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship to explore the National Museum of American History's collection of 19th-Century acoustic apparatus for scientific demonstration." [label info] www.importantrecords.com 2015 €25.50
BASSO, ALAIN Ab Irato CD "Before discovering this album, the beauty of the striking packaging, and then the name of the album "Ab Irato", confirmed the high expectations. And the surprise proves to be great in discovering an unbelievable electro-acoustic record of an irreproachable quality. The approach is certainly difficult for an ear unaccustomed to experimental sounds, but the discovery of an impressive palette of sounds should win over the skeptics. The pieces were recorded between 1986 and 1998. Alain Basso essentially helped himself to tired analog synthesizer sounds, samples, and synthesizers that use specially created programs to make certain sounds, as well as concrete sounds, like those products formed from an elaboration on a clock, originating from various metallic and mechanical sequences. This work was created and realized by Alain Basso in collaboration with Collectif & Compagnie, an association specializing in electro-acoustic music and based in Annecy. A work reserved for open and curious spirits, to those with a passion for diverse sounds, who inadvertently surround us everyday; this is when one lends attention to all those noises that suddenly become very interesting... and one realizes that a lot of ambient and industrial bands are so appropriate in making their particular sounds, and that others do well to be interesting." [Stephane F.] www.heimdallr.ch/Reviews/2002/AlainBasso-AbIratoGB.html uit pièces électroacoustiques réalisées entre 1986 et 1997 par ce compositeur, ancien membre du groupe Denier Du Culte. "Perhaps best known for his work alongside Philippe Blanchard (aka Lieutenant Caramel) in Denier Du Culte, Basso reveals himself here to be an exceptional exponent of uneasy listening. Tidal pools of atonal harmonics slowly whirl you into bins of crushed metal that fall away to reveal overlapping tides of low-lying thrumming whirr which in turn bleed away to reveal stochastic stormclouds of blips and plinks. Richly involving work that thrums with insectile density.[Mutant Sounds] A retrospective of Basso's work with synthesizers and computers from 1986 to 1997. Many different models and programs are used to create the pieces for dances and events that are listed, but sadly never described in the liner notes. Hi-tech, lo-fi, sophisticated, noisy, bubbling, gurgling, sequenced, freeform. ronsen.org/monkminkpinkpunk/23/lostreviews.html 1999 €13.00
BATES, MARTYN Arriving Fire CD "Martyn Bates: Voices, acoustic guitars, piano of Port of Stormy Lights, pump organ on Close of a Song. Elizabeth S.: B-vox, dulcimer, tambourine, claves, banjo on The Rhyme of Miracles. Alan Trench: church bells, hand bells, athens night sky, orchestral percussion, field recordings, sonic attack kybds, radio + Pete Becker: ukelele on Past Tense: Eclipse. ❖ Taking to heart the bare seeds of Bates’ last solo set (Unsung), this album is both an extension and continuation of that music. Again, it is very much Bates’ solitary work, focussing on voice & acoustic guitar, placing a special emphasis upon The Song. ❖ Nevertheless, the album offers a far greater degree of additional accompaniment, featuring some intensifying contributions from Elizabeth S. on vocals, dulcimer, banjo – and also a lone contribution from Peter Becker, who adds a distinctly harp-like sounding ukulele. Chiefly however, it is the orchestral colourings of Bates’ co-producer Alan Trench that add a unique flavour to this album – with deft use of atmos ‘radio/sonic attack keyboards’ and ‘night atmos’ tapes of Alan’s chosen land of exile, Greece. ❖ According to Bates, the subject matter of Arriving Fire is simply “the distance between inner and outer worlds – the spaces that surge and live between setting out and the journey itself … (where) … the traveller never truly arrives … because, to arrive is to complete and put an end to what you are striving for – and that is not the aim, ever.” Bates’ often private language and imagery is explored deftly here within this collection of “November Songs” … songs about transition and exploration of the spirit … “grasping towards looking at different feelings, notions of sanctuary and sanctity that might help address some way in which we might build some kind of form of spiritual space of our own, in which to survive.” ❖ As Bates states “… I can never doubt that the energy is still there, always there … it’s just that I feel that we are all living thru such a compacted time of escalated change right now that there’s going to be a mass retreat eventually – there has to be, and I need to be ready, we all do. And, with that will come the need for healing”. Once again, Bates’ watchword here would seem to be his old by-line of Love is a Gift – albeit a ‘gift’, it would seem, that is very much concerned with significantly more than meets the eye." [label info[ www.eyelessingaza.com/mb.html 2014 €13.00
BECKER, RASHAD Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. 1 LP " 'Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I' is a devastating display of potential which ensures a journey unlike any you have encountered. In the vast world of electronic music, where sounds, signifiers and gesture's are recontextualized to a numbing degree it is increasingly rare and refreshing to encounter a release as perspective distorting as the debut full length release by Rashad Becker. The album is a masterpiece of focussed non-referential electronic environments. It is is both warm, alien, paranoid and exhilarating. Sounds are stretched in the most unusual manner, foreign bodies are frequent and the structure is simply bewildering. Split into 'Themes and Dances', the 8 tracks guide the listener through Becker's brave new world. Despite being entirely synthetic there are sounds which appear like a distortion of the world around us, on occasion 'voice-like' sounds are present, elsewhere there appears the sound of cicada's, only these cicada's are made of mercury and swim through time. The end result is beautiful in a way only a unique work of art can be. PAN is proud to present the outside from within. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, pressed on 140g vinyl. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened pvc sleeve with artwork by Bill Kouligas." [label info] www.pan-act.com "Rashad Becker is a name most folks are probably more used to seeing on OTHER people's records, he is, and has been for the last decade plus, THEE go-to guy to have your record cut for vinyl. A master of his craft, who is able to produce stunning results in the analog realm, massive bass, deep layered sounds, lush and spacious, gritty and grimy, Becker was often the last step in a meticulous process, resulting in some of the most incredible records of the last few years. Check your collection and we guarantee you a handful were cut and/or mastered at Dubplates & Mastering, where Becker has been plying his trade for the past fifteen years. And we'll be the first to admit that technical mastery does not necessarily translate into creative genius, but in the case of Traditional Music Of Notational Species, Vol. 1, an argument could definitely be made that Becker's talent is not limited to the mastering lab. In fact, Traditional Music is far from traditional, and is quite difficult to describe, although a faithful long time aQ customer already proclaimed it his record of the year hands down, and we have to say we're inclined to agree. Split into two sides, the first, 'Dances', the second 'Themes', the record opens with a dense constantly shifting landscape of grinding textures, mutating electronics, synthy squelch, deep rumbles, skittery rhythmic pulsations, the vibe is almost playful, but that playfulness is definitely tempered by a dark shadowy moodiness, it's wild and loose, free and abstract, melodies blossom and fragment, collapsing into swirling tangles, it's just on the verge of noise, but instead, remains textural and atmospheric, almost like a modern day Perrey & Kingsley, deconstructed, the various elements recombined a some mutant modern minimal electroacoustic experimental electronica. That pretty much sets the groundwork for the first side, we're reminded of some past aQ faves like Roly Porter's Aftertime, or any recordings by Ben Frost, this sounds less like 'music' and more like some avant sound design, "Dances II" expands on the opener, weaving what sounds like fragmented vocals, and dark spidery melodies, into something strangely brooding, wreathed in a caustic cloud of flitting molecules of crumbling noise, and burbling underwater shimmer, all seemingly digitized and then corrupted, processed into something approaching a much more angular and aggressive Oval, overlapping layers, stuttering non-rhythms, it's expansive and cinematic, but at the same time dizzyingly dense, driven by thick rib cage rattling swells of low end thrum. The sound grows gradually more industrial, sounds slip backwards and swoop and swirl, a sea of squelches pinging from speaker to speaker, buried Morse code melodies, lots of hiss and hum sculpted into sheets of dark energy, and a blissed out barrage of blackened crumble, building to a near psychedelic squall, before closing out the side with a dark rhythmic sprawl, that touches on the hauntological electronica of Demdike Stare and the like, but so much more sinister, and woozily warped, a mad scientist reinterpretation, recasting the moody lope, as something feral and fracture, peppered with deep sub-bass pulsations, and drowsily fluctuating rhythms, it's like Stockhausen jamming with Demdike Stare, which is about as great, and as fucked up, as it sounds. The flipside, made up of four 'themes', dials back some of the crunch and buzz, opening with a dreamy field of alien electronics, fluttering and flitting, still gritty and crunchy, the sounds organic and analog, rough around the edges, but deftly woven into choir of electro-chirps and woozy moaning chordal swells, laced with burst of laser beam FX, but then a super heavy bass crunch creeps in, and it's stunning, it's meaner, and more brutal, and more physical that most dubstep drops, but with a totally different effect in this context, adding some seriously sinister heft, but before you know it, it's disappeared, leaving just a field of electronic firefly flutter. The rest of the 'Themes' play out like some mysterious soundtrack to a documentary about alien life, you can almost imagine the camera panning over strange sprawls of gnarled landscape, or drifting through the bottomless abyss of some alien sea, the electronics often sounding like the chitter of insects, again like some twisted field recording captured elsewhere in the galaxy, slipping from hushed skitter to epic avant kosmische and back again, culminating in what sounds like some warped choral piece, a gnarled choir of 'voices', sounding like field recordings captured in some Victorian mental institution, and then processed into something even more warped, all laid over a roiling sea of electronic gristle and industrial clatter, all held together by sheets of blurred buzz and ominous insectoid thrum. Strange stuff for sure, but in its own weird way, hauntingly and confusionally lovely. Cut and mastered by Becker himself of course. Pressed on 140 gram vinyl, and like all Pan releases, housed in a super striking, screen printed heavy plastic PVC sleeve." [Aquarius Records] 2013 €23.00
BECUZZI, GIANLUCA & FABIO ORSI Muddy speaking Ghosts through my machines CD Zweite VÖ dieses Jahr für das italienische Duo, experimentelle electronica-ambience die mit Blues & Folk-Versatzstücken sowie field recordings angereichert ist, was zu erstaunlich stimmigen Ergebnissen führt. "Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines' is the brand new album released together by Fabio Orsi and Gianluca Becuzzi. This album will be certainly followed by other cooperations, considering the big friendly artistic sodality between them. Fabio e Gianluca are a strange duo, considering the big differences of their artistic back-ground. Fabio Orsi is a young and unexpected talent. After his first album, "Osci" (LP, SmallVoices 2005), produced by Gianluca Becuzzi, he got a lot of positive feedbacks, worldwide, by the most important international media, confirmed by his second official release "For Alan Lomax" (CD, A Silent Place 2006) splitted with cosmical Italian duo My Cat is an Alien. Gianluca Becuzzi is a very well known character of the Italian experimental scene since from the 80s, under many different alias. Recently known as Kinetix, Gianluca latest release is the very well appreciated "Memory Makes Noise" (CD, SmallVoices 2006) a great electroacoustic pearl. The unexpected uncounter between different forces, experiences and visions of this two artists is prefectly melted in this album: strong and tied, an imaginary place where folkway and research, past and present, distance and closeness, mud and clouds, ghosts and machines meets. Shreds of ballads, guitars and old keyboards floating on the vibrant surface of this faery river and disappear, towed off by drones and rumors, pouring between distant voices and centenary blues songs from the Alan Lomax archive. Raptur and sweet lostness: this is the main sensation. It could be listed as Avant-Folk, or Experimental-Blues, Ambient- Roots or contemporary aesthetics and aching nostalgia..." [label press release] 2007 €13.00
BEEQUEEN Aughton LP “The queen of all honeys nourishes its hive with a sweet sustenance of archival sweetness. Aughton represents a cadre of organic drone/concrete pieces. Softly cavernous and compact compositions that occasionally become musical by suggestion only. It's a bit like being underwater while someone is playing loud church music out a car window as a train screeches by. It's that fugue state induced by the ever more apparent overtones of a nearby engine. It is quiet and disquieting. The several pieces together add up to something of a subtonal symphony, though the parts are quite distinct. A great, steely and dark space-out, whose horse runs happily astride 80's Zoviet France or in some respects, Harry Bertoia." [press release] www.blrrecords.com "This new LP on Beta-Lactam makes an interesting companion piece to Beequeen's recent Important Records album. Where The Bodyshop was a milestone for the work of Freek Kinkelaar and Frans de Waard with its unexpected emphasis on melody, structure and songcraft, Aughton—The Patient Books is much more familiar Beequeen territory—organic drones, submerged loops and moody atmospherics. This seemed like an unexpected return to form until I checked the liner notes and discovered that these pieces were, in fact, recorded from 1993 to 1995. To anyone familiar with the work of the duo from this period, the sounds on this LP will be very familiar. Beequeen have always been extraordinarily good at creating dusty, low-fidelity machine drones that have a grainy, organic resonance in which one can hear all manner of buried and obscured melodies. Their textures have a distinctly antiquated feel to them, like the penetrating buzz of a sodium streetlamp on an Amsterdam street corner in the late-1800s. On many of these pieces, Freek and Frans take advantage of the substance of tape itself, building pieces from the rhythms produced by a slowly queuing cassette tape, or using the fundamental technical limitations of magnetic tape to intensify the lived-in, archival feel of much of this material. Even the name of the album conjured images of a long-neglected psychiatric hospital archive, full of disintegrating reel-to-reel tapes of long-forgotten significance. "I'm Searching For Field Character" is the perfect soundtrack to an Orwellian Room 101: a distorted voice with the weighty tone of a Soviet social engineer reads aloud a block of text meant to reprogram us with revolutionary propaganda. All the while the clock ticks loudly and distant air raid sirens blare. It has the effect of a frightening Cold War radio drama pulled into near-total abstraction. With interest I've tuned into the current wave of heavily hyped New Weird American drone artists like Double Leopards and Dredd Foole, but this brief LP by Beequeen comprised of material more than a decade old seems fresher and more adventurous by far. Beequeen are careful not to stray too far from theme, mood and substance, so their work is always enriched by the myriad symbolic associations that each listener brings to the experience. The same cannot be said of the aforementioned artists, who often prefer to just play the same tone as loud as they can for over an hour, as if endurance alone could prove the merit of their work. Aughton is a refreshing antidote to this kind of amateurish noodling, and I highly recommend it to any who have found themselves disappointed by this sort of thing in the past." [Jonathan Dean / Brainwashed] 2004 €17.00
Summer Rain (SOLD OUT) 7 released in November 1993 in an edition of 200 copies, in hand-painted covers, different vinyl colours! second ed. of 200 copies released July 1995 in white vinyl. press information (first ed.): "Dutch band BEE QUEEN is one of the most interesting so called "ambient"-groups that is currently active in the post-Industrial and Experimental scene. After their just released debut-CD "Der Holzweg" (on Anomalous Records/Staalplaat) and two great one-side/Split-LP's they present a rather 'rough' piece of pure metal-work on the A-side, which evokes lots of increasing tension and focusses your intention on the high-overtuned sounds. The two pieces on the B-side "Thunder Storm" and "Thunder Rain" are perfect examples of somehow noisy, but very sensible mind-pushing "ambient Industrial". Real Thunder for your sub-consciousness! LET THESE GREAT SOUNDS SPEAK TO YOU! FEEL THAT THIS IS MORE THAN JUST MUSIC!!" 1993  
  Port out Starboard Home CD " 'Port Out Starboard Home' features surreal dream-pop, but always with that unique twist that is Beequeen. The album is loosely based around the theme of 'traveling'. The prophetic opening of 'A While A Way' (how true) transports you into the CD, which equally balances on vocal and instrumental pieces from introspective moments of 'Patience' and the title track to the up-tempo 'Someday Today'. Beequeen displays their wicked sense of humor in 'The Lord is my shepherd'. This new album is again produced by Erik Drost (The Legendary Pink Dots) with the help of Petra Randewijk." [label info] www.importantrecords.com "Beequeen is one of the older projects of legendary Dutch sound artist Frans de Waard. The project was established back in 1989 as joint venture with compatriot artist Freek Kinkelaar. Since then a large number of releases has been launched, this present album titled "Port out starboard home" being the latest. As the title suggest there is some kind of melancholic feel to the album. Musically the the album combines subdued electronics with acoustic expressions derived from guitars and the beautiful vocals of Olga Wallis. Olga Wallis was guest singer on previous album "Sandancing" (Important records, 2008), however on this new album she has become a full member of the band. Not strange since her mild vocals adds a perfect supplement to the gentle tones of the Beequeen-concept. As mentioned, the guitar sound is a quite big part of the album with some excellent strum works sometimes reminiscent of early Talk Talk ("Spirit of eden"-period). Even though the electronic interventions on the album is quite discreet in comparison to other projects of Frans de Waard, there are still moments where electronic experimentations penetrates such as the instrumental piece "Howard is not at home". Awesome album from Beequeen." [NM / Vital Weekly] 2011 €12.00
BEHRENS, MARC Architectural Commentaries CD Architektonischer Noise? Aurale Geometrie? MARC BEHRENS versieht sein Cover mit Fotos von dreidimensionalen Gebilden & Gebäuden und scheint auch soundmäßig neuartige Räume ausloten zu wollen. Hermetischer Minimal-Ambient zwischen Geräusch, Drone und dem Nichts, veröffentlicht auf dem inzwischen von 20CITY in CMR unbenannten ESO STEEL – Label aus Neuseeland. Etwas für spitze Ohren. “ German composer and sound artist Marc Behrens has put forth a beautiful installment of sound work for CMR's second CD release, entitled Architectural Commentaries. Marc has been working with sound (in one form or another) since 1986 and is probably most recognised for his digitally re-worked field material and composition. With a long history of installation work and live performance, he has exhibited alone and in group exhibitions; and performed live internationally in locations such as Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, and the UK. He has completed tours with fellow sound artists Francisco Lopez, Bernhard Gunter and John Duncan and has had notable CD releases on Gunter's label Trente Oiseaux (Germany), Digital Narcis (Japan), Raster Music (Germany) and Intransitive Recordings (USA). Architectural Commentaries is comprised of five tracks. The first three pieces, entitled 'Architectural Commentaries 1-3', are some of Marc's most recent compositions arranged in 2001 using basic material recorded from 1990-2000 in various global locations. Taking title, sleeve images and sound together we are left with new audible environments for architectural structures; jets of forced air and amplified nothing, distant machinery and tiny bites of frequency, faded and cut together to create beautifully atmospheric soundscapes. Track 4 was previously released on RLW's 'Tulpas' 5 CD set (Selektion 024) and was constructed using source material from Ralf Wehowsky. Track 5 was composed in 1992 as a soundtrack to accompany the video Der Raum by Torsten Grosch - stills of which feature on the CD sleeve. The album permits a smooth flow between Marc's earlier and more recent work and shows the artists' continuing exploration into the depth and dimensions of sound recording.” [press release] 2002 €12.00