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GALERIE SCHALLSCHUTZ - KUBARK - COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INTERROGATION
(Pollution Sonore, # edition 01, 10" - blue vinyl - 4 tracks - 500 copies)

"KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation" is an interrogation manual published in 1963. The 127-page report, originally classified as secret, is a comprehensive guide for training interrogators in the art of obtaining intelligence from "resistant sources". KUBARK --a CIA codename for itself-- describes the qualifications of a successful interrogator and reviews the theory of non-coercive and coercive techniques for breaking a prisoner.
The long-range purpose of interrogation is to get all the useful counterintelligence information the source has.The short-range purpose is to enlist his cooperation to this end or if he is resistant to destroy his capacity for resistance and replace it with a cooperative attitude. Creating a sense of unfamiliarity, disorientation and isolation are the hallmarks of psychologically undermining a detainee in the purview of the KUBARK manual.
Practices like starvation, keeping inmates in small, windowless cells with unchanging artificial light and forcing inmates to sit or stand in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time are useful instruments to reach the objective. Finally, the KUBARK manual is a work of historic importance and a fundamental source document for all Counterintelligence Interrogation in the world to this day…


File under:
Ambient Industrial

14,- EUR

GERMAN ARMY - INSULAR TRANSCRIPT
(Reue um Reue, # RuR044, C30 professional Chrome Plus tape - silk-screened black on gold shell - 3-panel J-card - in norelco case - lim. ed. of 70 copies)

If there is one band out there that carries the pennant of prolific eccentricity and uncompromised authenticity it’s GERMAN ARMY. After more than 50 albums released in a span of just 6 years, the mysterious Californian entity – though still close to its initial sonic trademark – never ceases to amaze and to beguile. On Insular Transcript tribal industrial beats flirt with tropical sun drenched melodies, lavish post-punk bass lines and the typical echo-laden crooner vocals, thus creating a Yin-Yang of straight forward mechanic amnesia and longing late-night reminiscence. GERMAN ARMY is the unchallenged heir to the throne of the 80s industrial tape scene and their monumental opus definitely ranks on the same level of importance as those of CABARET VOLTAIRE, NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS and THROBBING GRISTLE. more infos and soundclips


File under:
Industrial

10,- EUR

GERMAN ARMY - JIVARO
(Burka For Everybody, # BFE21, LP - 180 g vinyl - 300 copies)

German Army incorporates the memories of the vintage recordings of Cabaret Voltaire, Dark Day, Hafler Trio, and Kaa Antílope, albeit with a stylized, unique european manner of understanding the genre. They have scattered a number of recordings on tape, and a couple of LPs were edited last year. Magazines like Wire or Decoder have set eyes on them without having even played live as of yet. Such a prolific venture, as dictated by the 80s cassette subculture canons of electronic music, does not equate, in their case, to dispersion. German Army always puts every effort to render a kind of sound that veers from noise in order to synthesize a synaptic symphony, gushy and cold, full of barbed-wire fences and vanishing borders. Their sound treats paranoia as a primordial sonic expression, and sound as a virus that spreads across the spoken word setting mechanisms that have remained hidden in the listener. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Industrial

16,- EUR

GERMAN ARMY - KALASH TIRICH MIR
(Yerevan tapes, # YER017, LP - black vinyl)

German Army is a duo from somewhere just outside of Los Angeles, CA, in the dehydrated and dilapidated outskirts of San Bernardino County.
Little is known about them, but what you need to know is this: a prolific non-stop stream of countless releases in all formats in less than four years for labels like Opal Tapes, Handmade Birds, Beläten and Chondritic Sound. A truly weird approach that mixes up early industrial and exotic infatuations, cheap gear electronics and world music soundbites, obnoxious drones and beach-like radiance. Again, primitive toy drumming and Eastern traditions heritage, twanging guitars and dub reverberating influences.
All this and more is Kalash Tirich Mir, a fucked-up name like it’s supposed to for the band’s fifth full-length on vinyl LP. Fourteen tracks that will mess your mind up and make you wander around German Army’s wilderness. Comes housed in in UV glossy jackets with artwork by Silvia Anhayt.


File under:
Industrial

14,- EUR

GERMAN ARMY - WORTHLESS SPECTRUM (one copy left)
(Conjunto Vacio, 2xCass - 11 tracks - ltd 80)



File under:
Industrial

14,- EUR

GNOSTIC GNOMES - ZWERGENLIEDER
(Reue um Reue # R.U.R. 007, 2x 5" - 7 tracks - in 8-panel foc + 1 paper dwarf - lim. ed. of 495 hand-numbered copies)

After two years of fervent toil in the Spirit Mountain, the GNOSTIC GNOMES finally present their epitaph to the abandoned "Cabana Del Nan", one of the last holy places in our ever dissolving world, where the little ones, now in exile, once dwelt. The four members of the band, who are in fact the vertically challenged alter-egos of Frl. Tost, J. Weber, Sofia E. R. and Laszlo P. S., crawl out of their secret cave under cover of the lengthening nights to tell us their strange winter tale.  On "Zwergenlieder", bohemian combat-folk in old NOVY SVET fashion meets WERMUT's longing-for-ancient-times folktronics. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Folktronics

8,- EUR

THE GRAND ERECTOR - IRREGULÄRE PALPITATIONEN (THE S/T REMIXES)
(Pure Pop For Now People # NOW 08, LP - black vinyl - 3 tracks - lim. edition of 100 copies )

Andy Wilson (aka THE GRAND ERECTOR) has not only been an active member in groups like RAUDIVE BUNKER EXPERIMENT, SUNSEASTAR and in the infamous industrial band BOURBONESE QUALK, he also is a notable FAUST expert and even wrote a book on the legendary krautrockers around Jean-Hervé Peron. On "Irreguläre Palpitationen" he remixes three tracks of Frankfurts legendary post-psyche band S/T. Andy Wilson says: "This was my dream job - remixing one of the best groups in the world (albeit that they remain little known beyond a tight band of fanatical fans). The project began when I was listening to the track Irregulare Palpitationen and imagining the sound made even more expansive, so I asked the group if I could attempt a remix. Having agreed to that, they offered me several other tracks to work on." mp3 mp3


File under:
Psychedelia

17,- EUR

GRAND MAL X - BEFORE LIFE
(Beläten, cass)

»Against Modern Disease« exclaims the verso of the J-card, and this odd juxtaposition of an entirely modern, electronic language, and an inward search for the atavistic purpose of man is the key to understanding the particular magick workings of Grand Mal x. But even with this realization, it isn’t a lesson easily fathomed.
With "Before Life" GMx return to Beläten with the chronological successor, and thematic precursor to last year's "Life" EP. Where that work seemed to try to lure the listener onto a dimly lit physical dancefloor, "Before Life" beacons you towards an equally obscure, though entirely metaphysical one. GMx stumble through alternately illuminated and occulted back alley roads, in search of their own personal catharsis.
Grand Mal x are here to go. Deeper.


File under:
Minimal Electro

9,- EUR

GRUPO Q - BACK UP
(Atemporal Records, #AT-003, LP, 12 tracks - ltd 320)

Grupo Q was formed in 1981 by the Sevillan Fernan Carmona (ex-Bola), one of the pioneers of the Spanish electronic music. Grupo Q soon turned into a quartet - the first spanish quartet to use synths and electronic instruments exclusively. “Back up” is a compilation of the the band's first works, all composed between 1981 and 1983, which remained hidden till today. Although they are simple demos, they give the dimension of what Grupo Q truly were. For fans of Ultima Emocion/Europa, Fanzine, Aviador Dro or Oviformia Sci an absolute must!! mp3 mp3 mp3

File under:
Minimal Electro

15,- EUR

HANGOVERDOSIS - S/T
(Wirres Geäst # wirres geäst #2, CD in slipcase - 3 tracks - lim. hand-numbered ed. of 100))

This is the second release on Elli Riehl's label Wirres Geäst. Hangoverdosis head from the French Alps and their bands name says it all: expect straightforward doom à la Moss, Asva and Black Boned Angel. "He sucked our blood and filled our veins with alcoholic poison. He made ourlive as cold as a stone. And He sent us back on earth. We are the Knights of His apocalypse. We have one mission. Make people cry. Make people smoke.Make people drink. Make people sweat. He is our Lord. We are His King, HisReverend, His Sinner. Hail to Him. HANGOVER." mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Doom

8,- EUR

HANS DE WOLF - UNTITLED
(Enfant Terrible # ET025, Cass, ltd 40)

Hans de Wolf is a Dutch visual artist and musician. Mythology and folklore has always been a main inspiration for him. In the overpopulated city life of today these ancient symbols seem very relevant again. Through his work he tries to connect the mental with the material world. The tape is a six track piece of otherworldly ritual music, weird archaic folk and lo-fi ambient rattlings. Each tape comes with a small drawing on birch bark, each unique due to the nature of the material on which the drawing is made by hand. mp3 mp3 mp3

File under:
Folk

10,- EUR

THE HARE AND THE MOON - WOOD WITCH
(Brave Mysteries, C78, 16 tracks, ltd 77)

An eerie fog fills our field of vision as the crows perform their foreboding song. The cinematic minimalism of the Hare and the Moon is more wyrd than a witch’s tit. Spanning nearly eighty minutes, Wood Witch wanders among long stretches of arcane space and atmosphere which weave together the generous helpings of antique traditional song. Originally released by Reverb Worship in 2015, to many the musical workings of THATM and their protagonist the Grey Malkin will already be well familiar as a compelling perspective within another brilliant wave of Brythonic psych folk to emanate from the Isles. We were quite honored to strike an agreement for Brave Mysteries to reissue this cult album in our humble boutique catalog. We did a simple analog remaster via our Rupert Neve 5060 Centerpiece mixer and the results are enchanting. Disembodied voices, spectral chamber arrangements, and weary pastoral trance all imbued with the suspense of climbing a haunted barrow as dusk falls over the old country parish. Featuring the spirited assistance of many friends and distant relatives, including the likes of Amanda Votta, Tony Wakeford, Áine O’Dwyer, God’s Little Eskimo, and so forth.

File under:
Experimental Folk

9,- EUR

HAREDI - LIBERTY & TRUTH - CHAPTER II
(Treue um Treue # tut034, C50, ltd 60)

Finally here comes the second chapter of HAREDI's ultra-orthodox dance music adventure. Expect 50 more minutes of alienating semitic trap funk wave, by times bemoaning and by times jubilant keyboard snarl, loads of 606 crunk beats and distant echo-saturated voices from a time and land unknown. This is for the ones who tremble at the word of God, for whom the Promised Land never was a mere geographical territory… this is pure spirituality! more infos and soundclips

File under:
Abrahamanic Dubtronica

10,- EUR

HEADSTONE BRIGADE - S/T
(Brave Mysteries, C50, 10 tracks)

The slippery action of this tender love affair comes on strong and gets complicated fast. Accordion wizard and macabre torch singer Egan Budd has dropped an incredible debut full-length album with his eponymous Headstone Brigade. You may know Egan as the sound designer extraordinaire behind the project Xiphoid Dementia, but you may not have known about his virtuosity with the accordion or his acumen for songwriting and orchestration. Lush chamber folk with a big heart, the friction between reed, string, and brass arrangements creates delicate patterns like neon lights flashing through stained glass. Rainy night music on the town with the stumbling soliloquies of a young deathrock Scott Walker. Loneliness like the sound of kicking an empty wine bottle down a vaulted marble corridor, the stranger croons into his broomstick like a janitor of lunacy, and the air grows thick with haunted ballroom atmospherics of near Lynchian proportions. Brave Mysteries are very proud to release a debut full of such absorbing nocturnal epics and look forward to what the future brings for this sensational talent.

File under:
Experimental Folk

9,- EUR

HEINRICH DRESSEL - MONS TESTACEUM
(Mannequin Records # mnq075, LP, ltd 400)

Originally released by Legowelt's Strange Life on a CD-r back in 2007, "Mons Testaceum" finally has its first vinyl press on Mannequin Records. First full length released by Heinrich Dressel aka Valerio Lombardozzi, boss of the mighty Minimal Rome, "Mons Testaceum" together with "Escape From The Hill" and "Completion Of The Amphoras Table", represented the first of a trilogy dedicated to the Monte Testaccio, an artificial mound in Rome composed almost entirely of testae, fragments of broken amphorae dating from the time of the Roman Empire. Mons Testaceum is the second appearance of Valerio Lombardozzi on Mannequin Records, after the noirish atmospheric "Sighing Melodies Thru The Graves" mini lp released in 2012. The sound of the album is moving somewhere hidden between Fabio Frizzi (Paura Nella Città Dei Morti Viventi) and Goblin (Buio Omega), thanks the extensive use of the Italian better, Roman legendary synthesizer Elka Synthex in every single track, with touches of the Berlin electronic school, mixed with irresistable futuristic soulfunk synth solos (Kool and the Gang goes cosmic!). Mastered by Andrea Merlini. Graphic design by Dave Grave and Alessandro Adriani.

File under:
Synth

16,- EUR

HIDDEN IN TREETOPS - LOST
(Wool-E Tapes, WET-028, Cass, C60, 14 tracks, ltd 100)

Hidden In Treetops is the instrumental solo-project of Der Klinke and Story Off headman Chesko. This is his second album, and also his second for Wool-E Tapes. "Too often misunderstood and condemned I've chosen to unveil my worries, emotions, sadness or joy without words, within my own silence, with music as my only language yet still vulnerable. It's not "just another project", it's another side of my personality."

File under:
Synth Wave

7,- EUR

HIGH MARKS - STEEL GRIEVES
(Wool-E Tapes, WET-034, Cass, C46, 11 tracks, ltd 100)

New album by High Marks, minimal post-punk noir hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

File under:
Cold Wave

7,- EUR

HIS DIVINE GRACE - LE GRAND SECRET
(Reue um Reue # R.U.R. 003, CD - 10 tracks - in three-panel digipak - lim. edition of 500 copies)

Moonchild Erik’s 4th CD album takes the shape of a metaphysical reflection on the deceptions of human language. Musically more accessible than “Eurydice” or “Reverse Aleph”, this very diverse opus is the worthy successor of “Die Schlangenkönigin”, hovering between emotional soundscape, spacey dub rhythms, gloomy, awe-inspiring drones and even noisy elements. An initiation through pure sound. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Ambient

8,- EUR

HIS DIVINE GRACE - LEVIATHAN 6
(Gigabrosaurus Recs # GIGA009, professional CDR in slim Flexbox - 1 track (66 min) - lim. ed. 42 copies)

Last of the series to date (Leviathan 5 doesn't figure in the Giga Collection; it was released on vinyl in May 2004 by the Nekofutschata Musick Cabaret). Originally conceived for a private concert in front of a restricted, blindfolded audience at the "Villa Povera Naturale", im May 2004 in Vienna. This release is a reedition of the original, very limited VPN CDR release. Close your eyes and see the soundwaves moving around you. mp3 mp3


File under:
Ambient

5,- EUR

HIS DIVINE GRACE - LIVE IN ENGELSBERG
(Gigabrosaurus Recs # GIGA015 professional CDR in slim Flexbox - 1 track (66 min) - lim. ed. 30 copies)

Allow yourself the fright of your life... HDG investigates here the Revelation of Saint John. Apocalyptic... and beyond. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Ambient

5,- EUR

HIS DIVINE GRACE / DE GRÂCE - RÉVÉLATION
(Reue um Reue / Just Another Winter # R.U.R. 013 / Jaw01 , LP - black vinyl - 4 tracks - lim. ed. of 315, hand-numbered)

After 11 years in the bleak realm of magick electronics. Moonchild Erik moves to the desolate woods of ambient post-black-metal. Exit HIS DIVINE GRACE, enter Erik's new project DE GRÂCE, featuring LaMort on chords and vocals. REUE UM REUE and LaMort's label JUST ANOTHER WINTER join forces to celebrate the transition, in the shape of a split LP between the dying and the newly-born. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Ambient / Post BM

10,- EUR

HORACIO POLLARD - THE WORDS CAME THROUGH THE BUNG
(Altered Tapes, # alt01, Cass C40, lim. ed. of 100 copies, hand-numbered)

Half English, half Argentine "noise-eccentric" HORACIO POLLARD has been active in the field of experimental music since 2002 and has released a number of CD/Rs on various labels as well as a split 7" with MOHA!. A member of CLIFFORD TORUS and FULLY BLOWN DENTAL REFORM, he also runs his own label Neigh%Music. Armed with a Korg DDD1 sampler / drum machine, he delivers here an exhilarating avalanche of distorted jams filled with heavy analogue riffs, hypnotic jazzy grooves and fierce noise-drenched rhymes. DISSECTING TABLE meets MOHA! meets GODFLESH or tribal industrial funk at its most devastating! mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Industrial Funk

8,- EUR

HOROLOGIUM - ZLOTO DLA ZUCHWALYCH
(Old Europa Café, # OEC104, Cass, yellow tape, in norelco tape with J-card + golden box, limited )

"Gold is for the brave" consists of three brand new tracks on side A, and three previously unreleased live recordings on side B. This is a special release for special tape devotees and old school maniacs. Cassette comes housed in a special golden box.


File under:
Ambient

9,- EUR

ICH WOLLTE, ICH KÖNNTE - AT THE GATE
(Treue um Treue # T.U.R. 015, 7" EP - golden vinyl - 4 tracks - 3 inserts - lim. ed. 366 hand-numbered copies)

It is written that somewhere between dawn and noon, in a place bright like the sun, there is a door…. Three years after “In Memoriam”, IWIK are back with a 7-inch EP inspired by Saint John the Apostle and the symbolism of the solsticial gates. Whilst thematically closer to Tradition than in their previous works, IWIK stay musically true to their own brand of cold and melancholic electro-wave, as the four new ballads on this record follow in the steps of the acclaimed debut LP. Esoteric cold-romantica at its best! mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Electro-Wave

8,- EUR

ICH WOLLTE, ICH KÖNNTE - ITERUM IN MEMORIAM
(Ufa Muzak # UFA73, CD - 18 tracks - lim. ed. 200 hand-numbered copies)

10 years after the original release on Treue um Treue, here comes the CD re-issue of IWIK's 2006 impossible to find cult album. Along the 9 original songs from the LP, the CD includes an extensive bonus section consisting of the sold out "Musique Au Mètre" 7" (originally on Elite Pop), 3 compilation tracks and 3 formerly unreleased songs. "A stunningly delicate, minimalist work, subtly sensual and melodic. The prison period BURZUM meets with the open nerve of the lyrical COIL". 


File under:
Electro-Wave

13,- EUR

IDENTITY THEFT - FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS
(Record Label Records # RLR 42, Cass - 6 tracks - lim. ed. 150)

Excellent raw dark electro sessions by Oakland's IDENTITY THEFT, recorded live in 2011-2012. Equipment used: TR606, KPR77, LDB1, SH101, Minitaur, MFOS Soundlab, Frostwave Sequencer, FX, Yamaha Ensemble Mixer. 


File under:
Electro

10,- EUR

IDENTITY THEFT - SILENT CALLIOPE'S CURSE
(Oráculo Records # OR-03-2015, red vinyl, EP - 4tracks - lim. ed. 300)

First vinyl release by Michael Buchanan's Identity Theft, on Oráculo Records. Spacy instrumental synth wave on red wax. 300 copies were made, of which 100 were included in the "Plastical Jewels" vinyl Box.  


File under:
Synth Wave

17,- EUR

IDENTITY THEFT - RECONNAISSANCE
(Treue um Treue, # TuT038, C58 professional Chrome Plus tape - silk-screened lilac on black shell - 4-panel J-card - in norelco case - lim. ed. of 70 copies)

Hailing from Oakland, California, IDENTITY THEFT is the solo electronic synth-wave project of Michael Buchanan (of SEACRYPT, ABANDONED FOOTWEAR and NOMMO OGO fame and founding member of the KATABATIK collective). Reconnaissance is a masterpiece of instrumental hardware synthesizer music, combining the love of ambience of VANGELIS and TANGERINE DREAM, the highly emotional melodies of JAN HAMMER and the spacey grandeur of JEAN-MICHEL JARRE. The tracks which form the core of this album have been composed and recorded during three days of complete isolation at an old fire lookout in the middle of Plumas National Forest. Cold and deeply poignant in the same breath, they manage to capture both the magic of the Californian open landscapes and the immensity of human solitude in the face of Nature’s ineffability. Featuring additional synths by Mara Barenbaum (GROUP RHODA) and a remix by ARKTAION (aka EXILE from SACRIFICIAL TOTEM), this is synths as we love them best. more infos and soundclips  


File under:
Synth

10,- EUR

IIORINKARMIC - MEMORIES OF A DYING PLANET
(Strudel Tapes, Strud02 - C90 - 10 tracks - lim. ed. 20)

liorinkarmic is a little-known (unfortunately) room-musician from Moscow. Chamber space noise to warm the winter evenings.


File under:
Experimental

9,- EUR

ILLUSTRATION SONORE - UNDISCIPLINED STRIPS OF EMOTION(Medical Records, #MR-027, LP, 180g clear vinyl - 1 insert - 10 tracks - ltd. 650)

Paris-based Illustration Sonore is a duo consisting of Dasz (DOLINA, AME DE BOUE) and Christina (aka FROE CHAR), expertly crafting dark and atmospheric songs laced with unbridled passion in the context of synth-laden melodies, dominant percussion and pensive vocals. I/S started in 2010 and have played many concerts in Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy. They use variations of electricity to control oscillators and frequency modulations. Best described as synth-gaze, dark-wave, or no-future pop, I/S have no fetishism for the old nor obsessions for the new, and they draw their inspiration in synth pop and surrealism. This is their very first album, on well-know American label Medical Records. mp3 mp3

File under:
New Wave

15,- EUR

IRON FIST OF THE SUN - WE CAN YIELD OUR OWN FOOTSTEPS
(Cold Spring Records, # CSR204LP, 250 copies on black vinyl, 100 copies on clear vinyl)

In a scene dominated by outsiders, Iron Fist Of The Sun still seems to stand alone. “We Can Yield Our Own Footsteps” sees IFOTS maintain his exemplary, melancholic, cold industrial, with sinister frequencies and tumultuous, mutilated vocals. The album utilises new recording methods and extraordinary, intoxicating song arcs that will leave the listener still hearing and absorbing the album long after it has been filed away. “Follow no-one… yield your own footsteps”.

File under:
Industrial

15,- EUR

JARL - HYPNAGOGIC DOMAIN
(Autarkeia, acd092, C45, ltd 89)

Never published sound material of Swedish composer Erik Jarl dating back to 2007-2008. Here we have very suggestive ambient music conveying Erik’s experience in anomalous hypnagogic states that he often used to find himself in before. In Middle Ages, one believed that this state is induced by a daemon sitting on one’s body. This is a phenomenon of the mind. Mental phenomena that occur during this "threshold consciousness" phase include lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.

File under:
Ambient

8,- EUR

JARL - HYPNOPOMPIC DOMAIN
(Autarkeia, acd093, C70, ltd 86)

Never published sound material of Swedish composer Erik Jarl dating back to 2008-2009. This is the second part of JARL’s Hypnagogia series dedicated to the state of half-consciousness one transits when exiting the dream. Hypnopompic state is experienced when a sleeping person’s body starts moving and functioning but the conscious is still dreaming and the physical gestures reflect the senses of the dream, for example, the eyes rapidly move in horror. This is Erik’s golden age.

File under:
Ambient

8,- EUR

JARL - INTENSIVE FRACTURE
(Autarkeia, acd094, C42, ltd 90)

First released by Swedish label Abisko, the record was immediately sold out. After long years, it is now re-released by Autarkeia. Those closely following JARL music will hear perhaps the strongest and most dynamic sound of the Swedish ambient composer. Streams of robust multi-layer analogical sound reminds of Japanese sound masters CCCC, but the Swede’s sound is more structured, the tracks evolve logically and rhythmically unlike harsh noise.

File under:
Ambient

8,- EUR

JOHANNA LIEBHART - DAMALS...
(Treue um Treue # T.U.R. 013, 10" - black vinyl - 7 tracks - in special foc sleeve + inserts - lim. ed. 277, hand-numbered)

Long-forgotten electro-wave diva of the early 80s, JOHANNA LIEBHART (aka “ANNA”) disappeared in largely unknown circumstances in 1999, leaving behind several unreleased albums. Some will know her style from the first IWIK LP, which was inspired by, and largely based on some of her compositions. The tracks on this 10” are all taken from Anna’s early tape recordings, and represent some of her most emotional and intimate works, as simple and modest in their beauty as the personality of their creator was facetious. Seven neo-romantic analogue-synth pieces, entirely instrumental. Sacral, minimal and utterly desperate, like the disclosing of someone’s secret chapel, or the hidden garden of a run-down doll-house. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Electro-Wave

10,- EUR

JONAS BROBERG - SPLASH MEKANIK (Synthesator Vol 7)
(Ufo Mongo, # 029, LP)

Actually, this is Mr JONAS BROBERG's debut as a solo artist on this format. Known as a member in EN HALVKOKT I FOLIE, Electro Accostic Composer and teacher at the famous Electronic Music studio E.M.S. - Stockholm. Not no be forgotten is his old band DATAHYSTERI and of course his lovely tape on KONDUKTÖR REKORDS "Kling Klang Salad" from 1985(!). Jonas also is the single inspiration source to start the Synthesator serie at all. The Modular King of Skarpnäck! mp3 mp3 mp3

File under:
Experimental

16,- EUR

JUTE GYTE - THE NIGHT DOOR UNDER LOCK AND KEY / LACOÖN
(Black Horizons, # BH-95, C40, ltd 100)

Jute Gyte returns from a stunning track on the split with Venowl for more pummeling and shrieking by way of the bedroom black metal aesthetic. Taking the genre to new levels of discordance and reaching further out into fringe sonic territories. Scathing, layered vocals and inhumanly fast drums wind through passageway after passageway. Silver offset printed 4-panel j-card on black linen paper. Edition of 100 copies on gold tapes with silver labels.

File under:
Black Metal

8,- EUR

JUTE GYTE / ECFERUS - Split
(Black Horizons, # BH-109, C40, ltd 100)

This release could be seen as a continuation of the ideas laid forth in the Jute Gyte split with Venowl, as it is another pair of 20 minute long tracks. Jute Gyte opens with more of his trademark sound we've come to expect, although maybe faster than ever with the addition of more layers of lightning fast drum machine accompanied by layer upon layer of guitar and demonic growling and shrieks. For his half Ecferus delivers a sound that is slightly more straight-forward texturally, but as far as the structure of the songs is concerned, they are as complex as the most long winded of prog bands. In a black metal world getting progressively watered down, these two acts stand boldly on their own, creative yet unrelenting as anything, and only for the truly enlightened enthusiasts of extreme sound. Comes with a four-panel j-card with black and silver ink offset printing on black metallic stock and a silver ziploc bag with black volcanic sand from Maui. Edition of 100 copies on black tapes with silver labels.

File under:
Black Metal

10,- EUR

JUTE GYTE / VENOWL - SPLIT
(Black Horizons, # BH-78, C55, ltd 100)

A divergent, brutal pairing makes for a lengthy cassette release from Jute Gyte and Venowl. Despite their differences as projects, they will appeal to the same urges in the listener for an implacable, dark and free-form sound. Jute Gyte here is in full on blazing micro tonal black metal mode, playing a ferocious style that is often times atonal and unrelenting, but can recede into beautiful layered, brittle ambient interludes. Truly avant garde black metal that doesn't use experimentation as an excuse to pander to a broader indie crowd, but instead to up the aesthetic ante for the genre's sonic capabilities. Venowl contributes one lengthy track with an appearance by Troy Schafer of Kinit Her playing some swaying, sickening violin that adds depth to the usual primal dirge and vulture shriek. Five panel j-card is a design collaboration with Thorsten Marc Soltau and is printed in gold and silver ink on black linen card stock. Gold and silver labels. Edition of 100 copies on black tapes.

File under:
Black Metal

8,- EUR

KINEX KINEX - POLYTHEISTIC CHRISTMAS
(Wool-E Tapes # WET018, Cass C31)

Kinex Kinex is the solo project of Raphaël Haubourdin, founding member of the Belgian post-punk/electro band Organic. "Black titles to sing at the bottom of a well".


File under:
Ambient

8,- EUR

KINIT HER - THE BLOOMING WORLD
(Brave Mysteries, C34, 6 tracks, 77 copies)

One way or another Kinit Her consistently seem to outdo themselves, venturing further atop their mountain of triumphs and managing to pull yet another Excalibur out from the stone. This album is no different, and after 11 years of steady climbing, all our ears are rapt as we witness this next summit. With the start of The Blooming World, we are immediately treated with the familiar cadence of Troy Schafer‘s violin and a strange choir accompanies his melody. Among their voices are the magnificent Jessica Way (Barren Harvest, Worm Ouroborus) and Dani Schafer (Devotion) bringing touches of light and harmony to Nathaniel Ritter and Troy Schafer’s trademark croaking intonations. With them journey Clay Ruby, Andy Way and Kevin Gan Yuen, contributing various instruments and electronics to the brew. As The Blooming World unfolds, complex acoustic figures proceed to illuminate Frithjof Schuon poetry, ravishing neofolk patterns are exploded, sorrowful hymns are sung upon tip-toes, the bounds are beaten, the veils are torn, the mysteries are molested, whilst jesters are crowned and cry out with the starry conviction of angels. So let us not spend another word attempting to describe Kinit Her’s music or their mysteries; turn away from the bright lights and fill the air with grace. As Kinit Her always deliver, this souvenir of their perennial riots also comes packaged with impeccably commissioned art, this time from the talented illustrator Oliver Liebeskind.


File under:
Prog Folk

9,- EUR

KINIT HER - THE CAVERN STANZAS
(Reue um Reue #R.U.R. 032, MLP - dark orange marbled vinyl - 2 tracks - in double-sided, extra thick fold-out sleeve - lim. ed. 200, hand-numbered)

Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Nathaniel Ritter and Troy Schafer of KINIT HER have been journeying together since 2006 on a path that is evidently as spiritual as it is musical.  Known for their involvement with a great many projects within and around the remarkable BRAVE MYSTERIES label (BURIAL HEX, RAIN DRINKERS, COMPASS HOUR and SECOND FAMILY BAND to name a few), the two have also earned a lot of attention last year with the majestic debut of their new, more folk-orientated guise of WREATHES. But KINIT HER remains the duo’s favourite incarnation when it comes to letting otherworldly forces speak through their music, and this new album is no exception. Essentially improvised, The Cavern Stanzas call to us from the heart of a holy mountain, resounding with tribal percussions, mystic chants and deep incantations. The enthralling melange of vinyl loops, organic sounds and acoustic instrumentation calls to mind the hallucinogenic fumes of a shamanic ritual, relieved by the lighter trance of a Rhodes Mark I keyboard or a desert-dream guitar, sweeping in like a warm summer breeze from the valley. A unique experience where ancient spirits, progressive folk and tribal lounge meet. mp3 mp3


File under:
Prog Folk

15,- EUR

KOSTNICE - S/T
(Gigabrosaurus Recs # GIGA020, professional CDR in slim Flexbox - 14 tracks - lim. ed. 53 copies)

When Wermut's Sofia E.R. teams up with a bunch of Czech troubadours... Weird sound collages, mystic atmospheres and unpredictable melodies, somewhere (or nowhere?) between dark ambient, neo-classic and experimental industrial. The project's debut album. mp3 mp3 mp3 mp3


File under:
Experimental

5,- EUR

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