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  • Aryan Memory: Musical Traditions In Pamir
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
ARYAN MEMORY: MUSICAL TRADITIONS IN PAMIR
Kailas Records, Dolina Bartanga and FULLDOZER present a unique deluxe collector's editon of traditional Pamir music "Aryan Memory". The set comprises a 6-panel double DVD digipak holding two audio-CDs, a DVD and a 20-page full-colored booklet with information on musicians and conventional musical instruments of the Pamirs as well as a 100-page full-colored book in 14x25 cm format which describes the history of the Pamirs, beliefs and traditional ways of life of local residents (about 200 illustrations, texts are in both Russian and English). All components are packed in a bright-colored cardboard box. The Pamirs territory, being an almost inaccessible region, has preserved to this day tokens of the most ancient human culture, symbols, music, worldview, which are at least several millennia old - the spiritual foundation that gave birth to the greatest European and Asian cultures. But it should be mentioned that Pamir music is relatively unresearched, there have been issued only about five CD recordings, of which only one or two were favored with positive responses from the indigenous population of the Pamirs, because the spirit of this ancient civilization completely dissolves in recording studios and stays alive only when the music is performed in traditional environment. This recording of traditional Pamir music, presented in the "Aryan Memory" edition, is one of a few in this list, that had captured musicians in a fully unconstrained state and where the impact of sound-recording equipment was kept to a minimum. Particular attention should be given to the DVD, which is an integral part of the set. The film was shot both in the Pamirs in the River Bartang's Valley and at the Museum of musical instruments in Gurmindzh. It is an hour and a half long and it demonstrates the Pamir nature, it's ancient culture, dances and music and also exposes the psychology of the natives. There is no voice over or subtitles, the film relies mostly on meditative and trance-like perception. The book contains a lot of photos of forbidden regions of the Pamirs which in the recent times have been absolutely inaccessible to foreigners and are hardly accessible even now...
Listen:
CD1. LYRICAL TRADITIONS:
"Be Parvo Falak"
"E Pari Shukhi Satamgar / Khumoran Asiri / Chand Kunam Tarif Choshmonati"
"Rapo (Take 2)"
CD2. EPIC TRADITIONS:
"Khushomadi (Shofotur)"
"Dargilak / Lalaik / Kel Falak"
"Mado Gushwarname" (Nasir-i Khusrav)
Kailas Records / Dolina Bartanga, 2007
2CD + DVD + BOOK
€30

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  • Fulldozer Records
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - OREDEZH
On the New 2012 Year's eve Fulldozer Records proudly presents our new full-length release. The music research topic is "Oredezh" - a beautiful river in the south-west of Leningradskaya Oblast' (rural area around Saint Petersburg), mentioned in the 1240 chronicles in connection with "the forced christening of Russia". Legends have it that when Russia was being christened, local inhabitants went to hide in forests, some to organize guerrilla groups, others simply to take refuge... Just for this release several well-known musicians and sound-artists came up with their interpretations of the raw pagan black metal track that gave the compilation it's name. The compilation is not a single or compilation of remixes, or "pagan" compilation. We wanted to create large musical canvas with varying sound in which interesting artists from all over the world would express their opinions and their points of view on this theme using the universal ways of musical language. Digisleeve with two cards.
Listen:
ADAM EBRINGER "Untitled"
FARMACIA "La Hermandad"
BEHERIT "Oredezh Drone"
EDWARD SOL "Mitra Stars Spinner"
COAXIL "Ortesjoki"
ALEXANDER BELKOV "Christening"
RAJFAJH "Infernal Torments"
BARDOSENETICCUBE "Moon Light 1012"
PBK "My River Raging, My Father's Promise"
BENZOLNYE MERTVECY "Dejero"
KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK "Sacred Violence"
PORCH NAP "Anti-Social Ultra-Pop"
SIVYJ YAR "Oredezh"
Fulldozer, 2011
CD
€10
V/A - ...IT JUST IS (IN MEMORIAM: JHONN BALANCE)
Fulldozer Records presents: the international compilation dedicated to memory of Jhonn Balance (tribute to COIL). After the tragic death of Jhonn Balance - COIL had abolished. In one moment a musical epoch was gone. But the memory is alive. The idea of a compilation in memory of Jhonn Balance had been wandering the minds through the whole year after this tragic event and was realized by a virtue of two labels - Fulldozer (Russia) and Nocharizma (Ukraine). Peter Christopherson had personally approved this idea. Lots of eminent and cult musicians responded to the offer to participate in tribute: The Threshold Houseboy's Choir (Peter Christopherson, COIL), Thighpaulsandra (feat. Jhonn Balance), COH, Alec Empire, Alva Noto, Chris Connelly, Schlammpeitziger, Scanner, KK.Null, 2/5 BZ, Theodor Bastard, Volga, EU etc.
Listen:
CD1:
THE THRESHOLD HOUSEBOY'S CHOIR (dir: P. Christopherson) "Mahil Athal Nadrach"
THIGHPAULSANDRA "Christ's Teeth" (feat. Jhonn Balance)
THEODOR BASTARD "Love's Secret Domain"
KOTRA "Volt Of A Worm"
SPIES BOYS "Nasa-Arab"
ALEC EMPIRE "Tribute To Coil" (Short Version)
2/5 BZ "I Am A Green Child"
CHRIS CONNELLY "Whats Left But Solid Gold"
BIBLIOTEKA PROSPERO "Heartworms"
PHILLIP KLINGLER aka PBK "It Just Is"
KK.NULL "Scatovator"
EU "Absolute Elsewhere"
DARLING KANDIE "Paingame"
POMASSL "Oil Philmm"
ALEXEI BORISOV "Truth" (feat. Ivan Sokolovsky & Dmitri Kutergin)
CD2:
COH "No Balance"
ALVA NOTO "Odradek (Music To Play In The Dark)"
SCHLAMMPEITZIGER "Konfliktfickfahig" (live)
GOODINY and PCP "Black Sunraiz"
SCANNER "To Meet The Moon"
BROMPTON'S COCKTAIL "Soma Gestalt" (edit)
MYSTIFIED "Scratches And Dust" (Night Echo Version)
HHTP "Eclipse"
NOISES OF RUSSIA and OLGA KOMOK / NIKOLAY RUBANOV "Remote Viewer"
KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK "Throughout Time"
A.VORODEYEV "Slur (Acoustic Plumbum V.)"
SERGE TERESHKINE "Teenage Lighting"
VOLGA "Anal Staircase"
I.L.I. "Green Water"
M.R.F. / ELENA VOYNAROVSKAYA "Immortality" (live)
Fulldozer / Nocharizma, 2005
2CD
€10

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V/A - CONVERGENCE
Experimental music compilation "Convergence" presents new tracks from THEODOR BASTARD, VOLGA, NOTCHNOI PROSPECT, FIZZARUM etc. Seeming to be stylistically heterogeneous music (glitch, clicks-n-cuts, IDM, dark ambient, neoclassical, power noise and even trip-hop) it turns out to have a lot in common - all the musicians are united by an experiment, an attempt to break through the borders of directions once defined by someone.
Listen:
ANDREY KIRITCHENKO "Kingdom Of Blessed Dream"
VOLGA "Kvashnja" (live in Paris)
THEODOR BASTARD "Under The Rain"
NOISES OF RUSSIA "UT415" (live)
SPIES BOYS "Everyone Has His Own Reason"
PALSECAM "Trupiak"
FIZZARUM "Singularity" (live)
NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT "Viskoza" (live in Vienna)
VISHUDHA KALI "I Hail You Twice"
BRAIN FORK "&]%[~!~@^^]%[)-(š'V_!-![]^œ"
HLADNA "Music For Empty Rooms"
BROMPTON'S COCKTAIL "The Fall Of Spring"
PORCH NAP "Convergence"
Fulldozer, 2005
CD
€10

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  • Theodor Bastard
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
THEODOR BASTARD. OIKOUMENE
New album of Theodor Bastard. The title refers to an ancient Greek notion, designating the inhabited or "civilized" sections of our planet, in other words those where mankind has left its mark - for better or worse. That global sweep is certainly echoed in the list of contributors, since our Russian artists are joined here by representatives of British, Zulu, Indian, and French-African traditions. Consequently, the list of instruments employed - and their home nations - is even longer. "It was interesting to reject electronic tools and all their trickery, as we worked instead with live material. That meant an entire year of stressful effort, but what an experience it was! Collaborating with so many genuinely talented musicians from all over the world gave us a special energy. We still feel it now!" A textual connection between the diverse tracks was spun by a single person, Theodor Bastard's vocalist Yana Veva. She worked "under the inspiration of various traditions and faiths, which represented aboriginal peoples from far-flung corners of the planet... They all live side by side with nature's wilderness, in places where ancient traditions endure. It doesn't matter which culture we're talking about - spiritual traditions just survive in places like that. For some people they might be little more than myth and fairytales, but for others those rituals are as real as our own urban jungle!" 6-panel digipak + 16-page booklet.
Listen:
"Takaya Mija"
"Benga"
"Tapachula"
Theo Records, 2012
CD
€11
THEODOR BASTARD. SUETA
The new album "Sueta" contains some of the best performances recorded from St-Petersburg to Brussels. There are some real marvels there like a collaboration with the American sax genius Ethan Jordan, performed in Belgium, or the slow-paced opium-driven "AlBor" with an autopsied sitar, recorded in a damp squat in Dortmund.
Listen:
"Sueta" (Red Club, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2005)
"1.000.000" (Kunigunda fest, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2005)
"Weeper" (KulturBunker, Cologne, Germany, 2005)
Manchester Files, 2006
CD
€8,50



  • Traditional/overtone singing/religious
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
PHURPA. TROWO PHURNAG CEREMONY
Stephen O'Malley explains: "Russian group lead by the contemporary artist Alexei Tegin take on a traditional and ancient form of Tibetan ritual music by the name of Bon. While many aspects will be revealed to the informed listener, the group Phurpa takes the polyphonic singing style to a lower key and a slower pace. Over the course of 4 LP sides this meditative listen unveils many spectral illusions and invigorating evolutions in sonic possibilities." The ensemble use an array of traditional Tibetan instruments including telescopic dunchen horns, gyaling oboes, silnyen, bub, damaru, kanling, nga drums, and shang in accordance with the rygud-skad tradition of Tantric overtone chanting, creating mesmerising and primordial shamanic sounds authentically in keeping with ancient practice.
Sketis Music, 2009
CD
€8,50
PHURPA. NAG BDUD CEREMONY
This voyage began in the middle of the 1990's in Moscow, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexei Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet... The original 2003 lineup of the project that emerged as a result was dubbed Phurpa (one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition), and all the members have carried on with their research in the field of Tibetan liturgies up to the present day. The ensemble adheres to the rgyud-skad tradition of Tantric overtone chanting. This CD contains The Last Life Practice of Mapang Yinchen, Yang-drub Ceremony and Black Dud Ceremony, recorded live in the underground, 2008. Ritual Tibetan instruments as used by the ensemble include the following: dunkar, silnyen, bub, damaru, kanling, nga, shang.
Listen:
"Mapang Yinchen / Yang-Drub / Nag-bDud"
Aquarellist, 2009
CD
€8,50



  • Traditional/folk
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
KURBONSHO. VAHAN SONGS
The disc contains unique ethnographic field recordings made by Andrey Komarov (Vishudha Kali), during an expedition to the Pamirs in 2004. One of the goals of this expedition was to study the musical traditions of the Pamir highlands. Here he discovered the most outstanding poet and musician, Kurbonsho. The village in which he lived is a wild place on Vakhania (Afghan gap) with no electricity and extremely difficult access. Although local residents claimed that he was unlikely to agree to sing, Andrey still managed to record his primordial folklore music, which is represented on this disc. Kurbonsho died in 2008. Beautiful lyrical melodies (sung in Devanagari) with smooth transitions and flowing vocals - the music is clear and unprepared for the European organic ear. Ltd x 700 copies in a 20-page A5 digibook.
Listen:
"Untitled"
"Untitled"
"Untitled"
Chernaya Zemlya, 2011
CD
€9



  • Ethno/traditional/overtone singing/religious/folk/fusion/psychedelic rock/classical/ambient/trance/downtempo/spoken word/poetry/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
UNIVERSALIA IN RE. GRANDES VISIOES
Medieval music ensemble Universalia In Re was founded in 2001 with a view to revive a medieval attitude to music as an internal experience capable to change a man. This aim determinates unusual instrumental stuff of the ensemble as well as its repertoire (mostly European music of XIII-XIV centuries). Together with careful study of musical treatises and analysis of medieval European manuscripts, which keep traces of a unique minstrel culture, the ensemble pays a significant attention to living verbal professional musical traditions of Central Asia and Middle East. Digipak + 16-page booklet.
Listen:
"Eno Nome De Maria"
"Pois Que Dos Reys Nostro Sennor"
"Alegria, Alegria"
Sketis Music, 2012
CD
€8,50
YAT-KHA. THE WAYS OF NOMAD
"The Ways Of Nomad" - is the first official best of compilation by famous Tuvan folk-rock band Yat-Kha. The band was founded in early 90-s by talented singer and guitarist Albert Kuvezin conjointly with Russian avantgarde, electronic composer Ivan Sokolovsky. It soon became one of the few Russian world music groups, which can gain recognition in wide western audience. Yat-Kha managed to create a unique mix from mystical sounds of traditional throat-singing style kargiraa khoomei with innovative modern electronics and hi-energy groove of guitar punk-rock. The album consists of some best and remarkable songs, which shows the true milestones in bands artistic biography. From early experiments with ethno-electronic sounding and continuous attempts to find their own musical style, to hard-biting folk-rock anthems of our days, created in collaboration with some famous western artists. In addition to the musical material from Yat-Kha studio albums, "The Ways Of Nomad" includes some bonus concert tracks, previously officially unreleased. 8-page booklet.
Listen:
"Karangailyg Kara Hovaa"
"Tyva Kyztar"
"Langchyy Boom"
Sketis Music, 2010
CD
€8,50
UCH-SUME-R. YMAI
The album "Ymai" is a result of artistic cooperation of some young musicians from the Altai and Khakassia, assisted by famous khakass folk singer and hereditary shamaness Alisa Kyzlasova. Music on his cd is divided compositionally into two equal parts. The first part can be described as an attempt to find inner meaning of the beautiful, rich and ancient musical heritage of Khakass and Altai people made by younger generation of folk musicians, who trying to keep this tradition alive in modern times. Stylistically, this part can be attributed to the world music. The second part consists of some authors and folk songs performed by legendary khakass singer, actress and shamaness Alisa Kyzlasova, whose music inspired this young musicians to start working on this album and who guided them wisely in learning of the traditional performers art. On this disc you can hear the all wide range of khakass folk music - from epic heroic tales with special style of throat singing (khai) accompanied by playing on the khakass cittern (tchatkhan), to modern folk songs on lyrical and domestic themes, which sometimes can be seen strong influence of Russian traditional music. The songs about past and present of khakass and altai land, about love and veneration of nature, about ancient spirits and gods of turk people is played here on a traditional music instruments and bringing the life spirit and energy of one of the most beautyful and sacred places on Earth - Sayan Mountains.
Sketis Music, 2010
CD
€8,50
BORISOVA, STEPANIDA. IMPRESSIO: NINE SONGS IN A TOYUK-STYLE
Stepanida Borisova is an epic actress and ethnic singer; she's a star of world music and always welcomed guest on different musical festivals all arownd the world (folk or). Stepanida is often sings solo, she also collaborates with some of the best ethnic percussionist and electronic musicians from around the world. Yakutsk in Saha Republic in collaboration with some of the best yakutian rock musicians. This album fuses ancient art of singing with modern rhythms of avant-garde, rock and jazz music in one creative act of trancendental ritual deeply fullfiled whith sacral meanining. "Impressio" album, wich subtitled "Nine Songs In A Toyuk-Style" is a mix of yakutian folklore with art-rock background, it's a voice of Stesha (Stepanida Borisova) reaching us from past ages nad from far future, kalysah-styled sax, improvisations on electric guitars, tricky rhythm of the drums. CD futured Alexandr Ilyin and Yuriy Vasilev from rock-band Cholbon, Spiridonov brothers and Mihail Pereterov from ethno-jazz band Ay-tal, guitarist from Choron and -72 groups Genadiy Stepanov (RIP), guitarist Eihail Dmitriev and drummer Stas Parfyonov - all of them played parts in this album composition. Many of album song arrangements is created on the run: one man suddenly added in composition the sound of accordion, another played there on a sax like if it was traditional wind insrument... and so it goes on. Where were some difficulties and pauses in creation process - the album has recorded and mixed for almost whole two years. And now all hard and plesant work is done and result lay before you. All of Stepanidas songs is sounds like an magic enchantmants. Here one of them - "Ince In Yakutsk", telling the story about the girl, who has a secret knowledge of thigs and who once dissapired from the face of the earth - maybe she gone to some place far-far away, or just merged with the music. In Stepanidas chants we can hear the echos of something, that vaguely remembered, premonition or forseen. Something that we can discover sometimes. Or maybe it remains mystery forever.
Sketis Music, 2010
CD
€8,50
OKTAY. THAT WE SHOULD BUILD
Founded in 1990, the name of the children's folklore-ethnographic ensemble Oktay comes from the Greek word "Octoechos", meaning "Eight Voices" - just like the liturgical book of the Orthodox Church which comprises texts and musical notation in the "Kriuki" format. From the very beginning the ensemble has conducted ethnographic work on the musical culture of the "Staro Vera" (Old Believers) living in remote areas high up in the mountain headwaters of the great Siberian Yenisei river - in the Maly (small) valley which is to be found in the republic of Tyva, part of the Russian Federation. Driven there many years ago by the authorities, these people kept their faith, their way of life and independence from the various officials, mainstream customs and culture - being, in fact, the only carriers of these living ancient traditions. The Old Believers of Tuva are custodians of some unique illuminated manuscripts dating back to the eighteenth century, as well as verbal and musical culture, music traditions and a way of life that should be considered as the heritage of both Russian and Tuvan culture. These involve not least the "Stikhi" - in Russian meaning "The Verses" - spiritual poems. What is a "Stikh"? This is a product of oral folk traditions of a non-canonical genre, spiritual verses sung by the Old Believers or, as we would understand it in our own world, simple songs. "Stikhi" present many Biblical stories and legends as well as spiritual poems about the human soul. Among the religious Verses of the Old Believers of the upper Yenisei are examples without any counterpart in other regions of the country.
Sketis Music, 2010
CD
€8,50
OLCHEY. SHUGA
The story of creation of this album first of all is the story of true friendship, understanding and creative pursuit of harmony, despite of all difficulties. Olchey project was conceived once by an actor and musician George Beletsky, as a platform for creative experimentation and as an attempt to bring together European and Asian ethnic paradigm through direct dialogue of musicians of various nations. Olchey was not just another group performing Tuvan folklore. The main task of the team always was searching for new forms of intercultural communication and fresh points of contact for ancient traditional wisdom with overspeeding and modifying spirit of modern times. And now, after several years of experiments and searches fate brought members of Olchey with two musicians from the famous Karelian folk band Va-Ta-Ga, who is not only shared their strong interest to the northern traditional music and ethno-experiments, but could offer them very concrete cooperation in creating a completely new sound and repertoire of a band. This album results a long and very interesting creative work of this musical fellowship made of a hours and hours of improvised session in the studios, numerous live concerts and of course a joint trips to Karelia and Tuva. The name of this CD ("Shuga") is a very accurately reflection of true musical spirit of this work. Karelian word "shuga" is translated as a fragile layer of ice at the water`s edge and this word echoes with the same highly conformable Tuvan word "chuga" (thin), which is an obvious metaphor for the almost invisible lines, which are bind together peoples of the East and West so different from each other by culture, but so close by spirit into a one mystical knot of understanding and true friendship.
Listen:
"Aldan Maadyr"
"Beezhin Kydat - Caravan Song"
"Chavadak"
Sketis Music, 2010
CD
€8,50
PHURPA. TROWO PHURNAG CEREMONY
Stephen O'Malley explains: "Russian group lead by the contemporary artist Alexei Tegin take on a traditional and ancient form of Tibetan ritual music by the name of Bon. While many aspects will be revealed to the informed listener, the group Phurpa takes the polyphonic singing style to a lower key and a slower pace. Over the course of 4 LP sides this meditative listen unveils many spectral illusions and invigorating evolutions in sonic possibilities." The ensemble use an array of traditional Tibetan instruments including telescopic dunchen horns, gyaling oboes, silnyen, bub, damaru, kanling, nga drums, and shang in accordance with the rygud-skad tradition of Tantric overtone chanting, creating mesmerising and primordial shamanic sounds authentically in keeping with ancient practice.
Sketis Music, 2009
CD
€8,50
VA-TA-GA. MIKULINY GORY
Va-Ta-Ga group - is a qualitative mix of the authentic folk and skomorokh's songs and ceremonies with modern musical culture. In creativity of the group it is possible to see both world music, fusion, ambient, drum-n-base and even the bossa-nova. All is played live by musicians and is very harmoniously combined with a theme of the Russian tradition presented by the leader of the band Alexander Leonov in the form of ancient texts and original instruments.
Sketis Music, 2008
CD
€8,50
LESPROMHOZ GROOVE. THE FIRST PERFOOLMANCE. THE EVENING IN MEMORY OF ADVANCEHARD
Lespromhoz Groove - side-project of Va-Ta-Ga group. Archetype is the thing which was always peculiar to ethnical root music. Experiment is the use of modern means of expression. All together is the alternative ethno-electric experimental project Lespromhoz Groove. Leonov Alexandr - LIVE-sampler: vocal, traditional aerophones, stringed instruments, non-traditional percussions. Derevliov Alexey - PHONE-guitar: acoustic and electric guitar, digital effects & loops, primitive aerophones and casual percussions. Socolov Arkady - BUBEN-beat: various traditional percussion, classical percussions and non-traditional aerophones. Sheliapin Sergey - GROOVE bass: bass viol, guitar. Popov Dmitry - SOLO bass: bass viol. Kaliya Konstantin - PEPELAZa.b.: electronic drum set, analogousloops & beats effects. Pavlov Ivan - PLASTs: vinyl andCD effects & grooves. Arkhipov Georgy - SOUND effects.
Sketis Music, 2006
CD
€8,50
OPYCHAM. S.T.I.H.I.
This CD represents to you the spiritual poetry of Russian Old Believers living in the Upper Yenisei, in Tuva, mixed with laidback nature sounds and percussion. The author of this project is Evgeny Tkachev, also known by his work as a drummer of a world famous group Yat-Kha.
Sketis Music, 2008
CD
€8,50
VOLGA. BOTTOMS UP!
Volga is a unique project on the Moscow music scene. It successfully combines experimental electronics, contemporary dance rhythms and original Russian folklore. Pagan psychedelia, shamanism, authentic melodies and lyrics from ancient Russian texts (12th-19th centuries A.D.) mixed with urban aesthetics and contemporary video art are the essential components of Volga's performances. Volga's current line-up includes: professionally educated vocalist and folklore researcher Angela Manukian (joint projects with Richard Norvila aka Benzo and Species Of Fishes duo); internationally acknowledged electronics specialists and multi-instrumentalists Alexei Borisov (Notchnoi Prospekt, F.R.U.I.T.S., The Gosplan Trio) and Roman Lebedev (Metal Corrosion, Alien Pat Holman, Idioritmik); Uri Balashov, artist and inventor of selfmade instruments and Grammy winner (artwork for Frank Zappa "Civilization III" album, 1996). "Bottoms Up!", released at the beginning of 2003, is a collection of Volga's most melodic and danceable songs.
Listen:
"Konopel"
"Kumushki"
"Bottoms Up!"
Sketis Music, 2007
CD
€8,50
NAMGAR. HATAR
Namgar is a unique Moscow-based group, playing the music of Southern Siberia and Mongolia. On the one hand, the group's message is a revival of passing genres of nomads' creativity - Buryat dance tunes njeriejen and joohor, "ring-songs", Mongolian olden time songs about beauties and heroes, and their mighty horses. On the other hand - it's a search for a new musical language, where electric noise reminds of the space filled with ancient nomadic tunes.
Sketis Music, 2004
CD
€8,50



  • Traditional/classical/ethno
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
SWA. VESAK
Tatyana Kalmykova (SWA aka Tanya Svaha) is a vocalist, composer, follower of a well-known Russian folklore master Dmitriy Pokrovskiy. Tatyana has participated in many expeditions to the different regions of Russia where she studied the knowledges of local people. In her music she combines authentic singing with improvisation, and uses some archaic instruments - khomus (mouth harp), didgeridoo, horn. During 1998-2003 Tanya Svaha was a member of a band Ole Lukoye with which she performed a lot of gigs in Europe and recorded several albums. In 2001 in Kyzyl during a conversation with a shaman Mongush Kenin-Lopsan she opened in herself healing abilities, and she was guided to work at shaman's center "Tos-Deer" ("Nine Heavens"). Despite the suggestions to stay in Tuva, Tatyana returned to motherland. The album "Vesak" was recorded in 2005 and is dedicated to the spring holiday of awakening nature. In many world's cultures full moon of a second month of spring is considered the strongest full moon in year. In Europe this holiday is called Baltaine, in Ancient Russia - Semik, in Buddhism - Vesak. 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Neo"
"Brave"
"Love Song"
Kailas Records / Dolina Bartanga, 2008
CD
€8,50
SVA. ULAHADO-ULAHADO
"Ulahado-Ulahado" is the first solo album of Tatyana Kalmykova (Tanya Svaha). She has travelled a lot in Russian North and Altai and gathered not only lots of knowledge about pagan Slavic rites and musical traditions, but has become herself a part and continuation of these traditions. This album is dedicated to spring. We can hear the echoes of an ancient cult of a wife and a serpent. This is it, this dark and at the same time most bright character, the serpent, coming from darkness, stands at the cradle of a year. "U-la-ha-do, u-la-ha-do" - one song features this conjuration with a name of a pagan Slavic deity of love - Lada (Lado). 20-page booklet.
Kailas Records / Dolina Bartanga, 2004
CD
€8,50



  • Avantgarde/industrial/free jazz
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
FIGS. NEVA WAVE
Russian experimental percussion quartet consisting of Ekaterina Fedorova, Alexey Ivanov, Markus Godwin and Nick Soudnick (ZGA).
Dom, 2006
CD
€10
ZGA. KINDERALBUM
Recorded at ZGA Studio, mixed at Lenfilm Studio by Mikhail Shemarov, Sep 2002. All texts written by Nick Soudnick except 8 by Mikhail Yudenith, 18 & 19 by Marat Sabitov. Nick Soudnick: voice, accordion, tapes, loops, sounds, clarinet, etc. Ekaterina Fedorova: metal percussion, voice. Guerman Podstanitskij: bass. Ilia Komarov: bass. Dmitrij Petrov: bass. Ramil Shamsutdinov: trombone, voice. Vjacheslav Gaivoronskij: trumpet, voice. Michael Kolovskij: tuba, voice. Nick Rubanov: baritone sax, bass-clarinet. Valeria Kildeeva: violin. Elena Zhornik: bajan. Vera Ogareva: vocal. Natasha Kurdjukova: vocal. Tatjana Svaha: vocal. Valerij Dudkin: guitar. Vitalkij Kucherov: guitar. Michael Bernikov: voice. Drawings by Uki Hirai (4 years). 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Pustota"
"The Sea Of Madness"
"Who Has Stolen The Air"
HOR, 2002
CD
€8,50



  • Avantgarde/free jazz/modern classical/new wave
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
KURYOKHIN, SERGEY. ABSOLUTELY GREAT!
With Club Foot Orchestra, Ut Gret and special guests Andrew Voigt, Henry Kaiser, Larry Kassin, Boris Rayskin, etc. Twenty years ago, in the autumn of 1988, Sergey Kuryokhin toured USA and in October of that year he performed for three nights in the Bay Area. Every night he played two sets which started with his long solo introductions. Some 15-20-30 minutes later he was joined by many American musicians. On the first night he was joined by the Club Foot Orchestra consisting of eight musicians, on the second night he played with Andrew Voight and Henry Kaiser and eight special guests plus two dancers, and on the third night in Santa Cruz he played again with Andrew Voight and Ut Gret consisting of seven musicians. These three nights, two sets each, constitute six CDs. The seventh CD is a bonus - it is a duo recording with Henry Kaiser which they recorded while Sergey was in California. Some 20 years ago this disc was released by RYKO disc and was unavailable for a long time. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Leo (UK), 2008
7CD box
€68
KURYOKHIN, SERGEY. DETSKIJ ALBOM
Vocals, acoustic guitar, lyrics - Boris Grebenshhikov.
Pop-Mekhanika, 1998
CD
€12
KURYOKHIN, SERGEY & KESHAVAN MASLAK. DEAR JOHN CAGE...
Sergey Kuryokhin - piano. Keshavan Maslak - bamboo flute, altered miniature guitar. Recorded in Florida, USA, January 17, 1996. Digipak.
Manchester Files, 2003
CD
€12
KURYOKHIN, SERGEY & KESHAVAN MASLAK. FRIENDS AFAR
Digipak.
Manchester Files, 2003
CD
€12



  • Experimental/noise/industrial/avantgarde/techno/psychedelic rock/post-punk/new wave/free improvisation
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
ASTMA & A SPIRALE. CASE MATTE
This album marks the meeting between the duo Astma, consisting of one of the oldest players from the Russian underground scene Alexei Borisov and the young drummer Olga Nosova, together with A Spirale from Naples, composed by Maurizio Argenziano on guitar and feedback sound and Mario Gabola on sax and different devices in feedback. After ten days together in tour through Italy, the four move their sound from rigor of radical impro, guitar noise, abstract grind, spoken word, electroacoustic reductionism, postindustrial, combining Bruce Russell and John Butcher, the Ascension with Dalek. Alexei Borisov: electronics, guitar, voice. Olga Nosova: drums, percussion, voice, contact mic, effects. Mario Gabola: acoustic and feedback sax, scream, amplified springs. Mauruzio Argenziano: prepared guitar. Recorded in A Spirale basament studio in Naples. Instantly composed, played and recorded by Mario Gabola, Maurizio Argenziano, Olga Nosova, Alexei Borisov (Napoli, March 2011). Mixed and edited by Mario Gabola and SEC at their home studio in Naples.
Viande (Italy), 2012
CD
€10
ASTMA. LIVE FRAGMENTS 2010-2012
Astma is Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist mostly known for her work with Moscow noise-core band Motherfathers) and Russian industrial/electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. The collaborative project was formed in April 2009 in Moscow. Paying homage to both experimental tradition of Alexei's countless musical reincarnations and Olga's instrumental noise experience, the duo embrace elements of weird free-form spoken word psychedelia, live electronics, noise, heavy acid, electroacoustic, dub and far too many different types of acoustic torture to even bother mentioning them. Alexei Borisov: electronics, guitar, voice. Olga Nosova: drums, voice, electronics.
Bornos Product, 2012
CD-R
€7,50
ASTMA. DAR-K
Astma is Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist mostly known for her work with Moscow noise-core band Motherfathers) and Russian industrial/electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. The collaborative project was formed in April 2009 in Moscow. Paying homage to both experimental tradition of Alexei's countless musical reincarnations and Olga's instrumental noise experience, the duo embrace elements of weird free-form spoken word psychedelia, live electronics, noise, heavy acid, electroacoustic, d'n'b and far too many different types of acoustic torture to even bother mentioning them. Limited edition 500 hand-numbered copies.
Listen:
"Solar Warrior"
"Atma Atum"
"Golden Electrode"
Letmo Productions (Czech Republic), 2011
CD
€10
NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT. ASBASTOS
Notchnoi Prospekt was formed in Moscow, 1985 by Alexei Borisov (guitar, vocals, lyrics) and Ivan Sokolovsky (keyboards, electronics). At the very beginning of thier activity the duo played electro-pop with the elements of rockabilly, twist, ska, post-punk and industrial. In 1987 the drummer Sergei Pavlov and violin player Dmitry Kutergin joined the band. Since that time NP started to develop industrial electronics mixed with psychodelia, noize, free improvized music and absurdizm. In the 80-s NP became popular in Russia, playing concerts all over the country and taking part at different rock and art festivals. The most famous live performances and recordings of NP in the 80-s are "Humanitarian Life" (1986), "New Physicists" (1987), "Democracy and Discipline" (1987/88), "Acids" (1988/89), "Asbastos" (1989/91). The first concert abroad NP played in Vienna, 1989, in "Stalingrad" club. After that NP has been on tour in Scandinavia and released "Sugar" LP at "Accelerating Blue Fish" label from Malmo (Sweden). At the end of 1989 Sokolovsky left the band, having an idea to start his solo career. Till 1995 Notchnoi Prospekt was active as a band, later beeing transformed into experimental modular project. In 2000 the band was reorganized by Borisov, Sokolovsky and Kutergin. For the last 15 years Pavlov lives in Munich, but from time to time he joins the band on stage and in the studio. The current repertoire of Notchnoi Prospekt consists of the reworked and decomposed songs of the 80-s (Acids, Radio set, I need no information, Ensembles, Unknown faces etc) as well as new compostions... "Asbastos" recorded and mixed in 1989. LP originally released in 1990 on SNC Records. Re-released in special 6-panel slap case with bonus tracks.
Geometry, 2008
CD
€14
NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT. SUGAR
"Sugar" LP originally released in 1990 on Accelerating Blue Fish (Sweden). Re-released in special 6-panel slap case with bonus tracks.
Geometry, 2008
CD
€14
NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT. NEW PHYSICISTS
"This album comprises fragments of two performances of the landmark "New Physicists" program by NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT with the classic line-up of Alexei Borisov (guitar, voice), Ivan Sokolovsky (keyboards, devices), Dmitry Kutergin (electric violin, devices) and Sergei Pavlov (drums). Recorded live in Tallinn and Vilnius, these concerts are a fascinating snapshot of that time, full of the sort of pounding experimental moments. The original edition includes three instrumental studio out-takes, and the booklet with rare photos and commentary notes by Sokolovsky." Essential for those interested in experimental Soviet new wave.
Listen:
"Our Capital"
"Intro"
"New Physicists"
Random Music / Azia, 2004
CD
€8,50
BORISOV, ALEXEI. MULTIVIZA
Anthology of live recordings of Alexei Borisov, following after the similar F.R.U.I.T.S. CD released two years ago, appears to be the essential thing. Well, everybody know that his live sets are very different from the studio-albums, but it's just the way the things should be because his albums are usually devoted to something that can't be represented live, even if there is no real technical problems exists. The geography of touring shedules is impressive, but one can wonder if his music can fit in such a different kind of concerts and audiences. Just have a look through the list: Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Barcelona) and BuduArt (Tomsk). There are more noisy, harsh and unstructured pieces reminding the installations of Achim Wollscheid or kitschy glitch from Mego and Raster-Noton series in the same time, suddenly dissolved into haunting guitar improvisations, warped by unarticulated mumbling and fastened by broken beat collages. Is it possible to imagine within the same track? Well, there will be always good to hear overloaded blasts of ultra-frequencies, so you will not get bored definitely! For those of you who just like me were leaving the concert with a sense of pity for absence the album-versions, now is the time to take over. Perfectly balanced and carefully selected, this is the best ever Borisov's album.
Listen:
"Stralsund"
"Chicago"
"Berlin"
Laton (Austria), 2007
CD
€10
BORISOV, ALEXEI & KK NULL. XENOGLOSSIA 2
"Xenoglossia-2" is a continuation of joint experiments of Russian guru of electronic music Alexei Borisov and legendary Japanese K.K.Null. The CD contains 15 untitled tracks with electronic collages of digital noise, abstract ambient and experimental, gathered by crumbs from live recordings of "Xenoglossia" tour in Russia during autumn of 2005.
Listen:
02 11 14
Electroclub, 2006
CD
€8,50
BORISOV, ALEXEI & ANTON NIKKILA. WHERE ARE THEY NOW
Borisov and Nikkila are sticking around for many years, occasionally collaborating here and there and helping each other with their solo efforts, too. Moreover, they are both involved in N&B Research Digest label, which is intended for all their current projects. "Where Are They Now" is the most recent N&B's release, out in 2007. Besides the usual juggling with textual images inducing the nostalgic feelings, they succeed also some stylistic experiments: sometimes all we can hear is jazz, although it's all made by electronic means (excluding the guitars). Some tracks recorded live during the gigs in several european venues, as far as Borisov uses to play his sets in very different and unpredictable way. So what about is this album? Well, as we getting older we got obsessed with our memories more and more, as they are growing too. Seems that musicians are trying to recollect these memories in somehow chaotic and say confusing approach. But they apparently succeed with this, because we are all the brothers in time, so it's always charming and transparent idea to share and commemorate.
Listen:
"Georg Kargl"
"Bright Air" (live in Brussels)
"Where Are They Now"
N&B Research Digest (Finland / Russia), 2007
CD
€8,50
BORISOV, ALEXEI & ANTON NIKKILA. TYPICAL HUMAN BEINGS
The first duo CD by Borisov & Nikkila is another anti-solipsistic look by these authors at their surroundings past and present. To paraphrase the title of Borisov's latest solo album "Polished Surface Of A Table", this is a gaze from the imaginary space between the seemingly solid table-plate and the lacquered surface on top of it, complete with stains and acoustic disturbances that distort the perspective. Borisov's Russian texts (translated into English in the CD booklet) scan the panorama of his everyday life, moving rapidly from "a vagabond from Dagestan" to "bio-underpants" and Soviet hospital life to oblique reminiscences of European demi-monde, creating in the process compact psychological snapshots and surreal verbal cascades in which multiple meanings border on complete dissolution. The music, inextricably linked to the texts, could be interpreted the same way. It looks at the commonplace forms of rock song, free improvisation, muzak, "smooth jazz" and noise with the purpose of turning the viewpoint around and the structures inside out. Through improvised guitar and percussion, digital and low tech noise editing, deconstructed muzak and recited vocals "Typical Human Beings" aims to be the sound of zoom-adjusting standard perspective into an impossible position and broken forms functioning as if nothing happened.
Listen:
"Automated Management System For The Seafood Industry"
"Geographic Samples" (live in St. Petersburg)
N&B Research Digest (Finland / Russia), 2004
CD
€8,50
NIKKILA, ANTON. WHITE NIGHTS
Cut-up wacky Muzak samples collide with blips'n'blops and disembodied Russian voiceovers, Nikkila's music grooves but his sense of rhythm is definitely warped.
Listen:
"Live In Seattle-74"
"Declassified Information"
"100 Years Of Soviet Cybernetics"
N&B Research Digest (Finland / Russia), 2002
CD
€8,50



  • Shoegaze/indie rock/post-rock/dream pop/electronica
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
PIA FRAUS. NATURE HEART SOFTWARE
Pia Fraus is a musical miracle from Tallinn (Estonia) and probably the best indie-group in the former USSR territory. Their albums were released in USA and Japan. They had recorded a cover-version of "Condemnation" by Depeche Mode. Their music is rich with guitar sound like Sonic Youth and Air Formation, and also with vocals and electronics like Stereolab and Pram. After the release of their album "In Solarium" in 2002 on Clairecords (USA) western critics everywhere started to call Pia Fraus "a reincarnation of My Bloody Valentine "... Working on the new album "Nature Heart Software" Pia Fraus received some assistance form their old friends, Estonian musicians Hendrik Luuk (Popidiot, Tartu) and Gert Pajuvali (Ans.andur, Paide).
Listen:
"Chromatic Nights"
"Teenage Girl"
"No Borders"
Seksound (Estonia), 2006
CD
€10
PIA FRAUS. MOOIE ISLAND
This mini-album consists of a real hit "Mooie Island" and four more not published anywhere before compositions + a wonderful video for the main theme.
Listen:
"You Look Fine"
"Mooie Island"
"Hello Hell"
Seksound (Estonia), 2004
CD
€7,50
PUNK TV. PUNK TV
Punk TV are four musicians and friends from Novosibirsk, Russia. This album was released after several successful Punk TV performances at festivals Sunvibes (Mountain Altai), Nokia Lab (Moscow) and Stereoleto (St-Petersburg). In 2005 two compositions from this album - "Snowboy" and "Zoomer Goodnight" - were in rotation on BBC Radio 1. The group defines their style as elektrodream.
Listen:
"Day By Day"
"Snowboy"
"Zoomer Goodnight"
Alley PM, 2005
CD
€6,50
V/A - BARCELONA DREAMS. INDIE MUSIC COMPILATION
THE ZEPHYRS, REFREE, Steve Wynn & THE MIRACLE 3, SCHWARZ, MANTA RAY, VIVA LAS VEGAS etc.
Listen:
CAMPING "Dibus Meame"
MANTA RAY "Demasiado Liquido"
SCHWARZ "You And Me And The Vacuum"
Vega Dreams, 2004
CD-R
€5



  • Estonian electronica/IDM/folk
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
GALAKTLAN. CONSTANCE
Taavi Laatsit aka Galaktlan says that the Estonian cultural background - Northern Europe, former USSR - has influenced this release more than anything he has done before (Galaktlan has been composing electronic music solo and in various groups and projects since 1997). Although the record is named after Constance Bonacieux, the fictional character by Alexandre Dumas, the interpretation of the feeling of her age in the soviet movie "D'Artagnan And The Three Musketeers" has had a greater effect on this album than the original novel. It' contains samples from the 1980s' British serial "Robin of Sherwood" and from the Soviet cartoon "Zolushka". Before "Constance", Galaktlan's love for cinema has resulted in soundtracks for seven different short movies. Digipak.
Listen:
"Kindralmidi"
"Crystal"
"Zolushka"
Kohvirecords (Estonia), 2005
CD
€10
GALAKTLAN. LAANETAGUSE SUVI
Track "Laanetaguse" was accidently born in Galaktlan's jam session with Pastacas (Ramo Teder). Right after the first mixdown of the track Galaktlan's computer HDD crashed. More than year later they both recovered the track by heart. So on this single there are two versions of the original version: Galaktlan's "Laanetaguse" and Pastacas "Laanekas". Barbariz remix is based on Galaktlan's track. The CD also contains bonus track "Bastas" which only appears on this single. Cardboard packaging.
Listen:
GALAKTLAN "Laanetaguse"
BARBARIZ "Elektrorong See Soitis Wahwahwah"
GALAKTLAN "Bastas"
Kohvirecords (Estonia), 2005
CD
€5
BARBARIZ/PASTACAS. DEHEMARDIK DATIS
Post-rock, nordic melancholic vocal IDM. "Dehemardik Datis" is a split album by the Estonian musicians Pastacas and Barbariz. Pastacas is Ramo Teder, an artist currently living in Finland. Barbariz is an alias for Eero Barndok, a cartoon animator. The sounds of Pastacas and Barbariz create a resonance and "Dehemardik Datis" is like a dialogue between the two artists. The resemblance is not in their soundpatterns but in the way they create music. Both artists are emotionally very similar to each other. The feel in Pastacas' tracks is the same as on his debut album "Korvaklapid" but the slightly folk-like context of Barbariz's music makes it sound different. Special cardboard digipak.
Listen:
BARBARIZ "Cafe Banana"
PASTACAS "Ing"
PASTACAS "Mangulaev"
Kohvirecords (Estonia), 2002
CD
€10
KAGO. PIIMASH
The only member of Kago, Lauri Sommer (from Viljandi, Estonia) is more known as a poet and literary scholar. As a musician he began somewhere in beginning of 90s and has played punk, folk, indie, made dadaistic electro, sang in church choir and learned quite a lot about the old English folk songs. Kago has existed since the spring of 2000 and began as a arythmic cartoon electro project to create more friendly and personal atmosphere in Kago's far too urban flat in Tartu. As the center of discoveries moved into his real home, Viljandi, more pastoral and acoustic sounds took over. "Piimash" (word with no real meaning) could be described as home recorded folk album for lonely and unconventional people. This is naive and intimate calling.
Listen:
"Surnud Sobrale"
"Lill On Iga Inime"
"Hobune Kadunud"
Ounaviks (Estonia), 2003
CD-R
€6,50



  • Psychedelic rock/ethno/free improvisation/electronica
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
NU & APA NEAGRA. DESCANTECUL APEI NEGRE
Formed in Timisoara, Romania, by S.L. Stoianovici (baglama-saz, electronics, visuals) & Alexandru Hegyesi (various instruments), Nu & Apa Neagra deals with a mix between traditional tunes, improvised vocals and electronics. It started in 2001, as Nu, being at the time more of a folk/free form music group. After some changes and studio work, NU "reincarnated" as Nu & Apa Neagra, in 2008. Already in 2009 work for the new album Nu & Apa Neagra "Descantecul Apei Negre / Black Water Incantation" which will be out in February 2012.
Listen:
"Un Pelerin / A Pilgrim"
"Alt Pelerin / Another Pilgrim"
"Apa Neagra / The Black Water"
Lollipoppe Shoppe (Germany), 2011
CD
€8,50
KORAI OROM. VOLUME ZERO
A compilation from previous releases - 7 tracks plus a video clip; tracks from the 2005, 2000 and 1997 albums plus two remixes. Nothing new really, but nice cover art work by russian psychedelic painter Valery Shalabin, a friend of Ole Lukkoye.
Listen:
"2005/1"
"1997/2"
"2001/1"
Lollipoppe Shoppe (Germany), 2007
CD
€8,50



  • Experimental electronica/ethno
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
VOLGA. POMOL
Another album by this prolific Moscow-based group. Thirteen wonderful tracks that, helmed by the powerful, dynamic, expressive and unique voice of Angela Manukjan, sway between electronica's moody yet accessible outer reaches, folk and other traditional music, plus the same kind of sensibilities ensnared so well by contemporary pop's more wayward souls such as Bjork and Sigur Ros. This music encapsulates the heart of a contemporary Russia both celebrating its cultural heritage whilst embracing its place on an international map forever worth visiting.
Listen:
"Corn"
"Detinushka"
"Volga Mother"
Lumberton Trading Company (UK), 2007
CD
€9
VOLGA. BOTTOMS UP!
Volga is a unique project on the Moscow music scene. It successfully combines experimental electronics, contemporary dance rhythms and original Russian folklore. Pagan psychedelia, shamanism, authentic melodies and lyrics from ancient Russian texts (12th-19th centuries A.D.) mixed with urban aesthetics and contemporary video art are the essential components of Volga's performances. Volga's current line-up includes: professionally educated vocalist and folklore researcher Angela Manukian (joint projects with Richard Norvila aka Benzo and Species Of Fishes duo); internationally acknowledged electronics specialists and multi-instrumentalists Alexei Borisov (Notchnoi Prospekt, F.R.U.I.T.S., The Gosplan Trio) and Roman Lebedev (Metal Corrosion, Alien Pat Holman, Idioritmik); Uri Balashov, artist and inventor of selfmade instruments and Grammy winner (artwork for Frank Zappa "Civilization III" album, 1996). "Bottoms Up!", released at the beginning of 2003, is a collection of Volga's most melodic and danceable songs.
Listen:
"Konopel"
"Kumushki"
"Bottoms Up!"
Sketis Music, 2007
CD
€8,50
VOLGA. VOLGA
Official mp3-compilation incl. all albums of Volga - "Volga" (1999), "Bottoms Up!" (2003), "Concert" (2003), "Three Fields" (2004) + bonus "Live In Helsinki" (2004); bitrate - 256 kBit/s.
RMG, 2007
MP3-CD
€8,50



  • Experimental folk/psychedelic
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
POOSTOSH. HERBARIUM
Poostosh appeared in 2002 in Moscow, more exactly in The Central House of Actors. Initially the name of the project was Dark Brigade (2002). The main musicians are Mikhail Salnikov (MOX, QUTH), Andrey Kovalenko and Andrey Gavrilov (Bludny syn), Mosty (The Bridges, ex-Silence Kit), who joined them later. Digipak.
Listen:
"Life As We Forgot It"
"Birthnight"
"La Storia Di Un Ragazzo Che Trovo' L'amore Ma Perse La Testa"
Untime, 2009
CD
€8,50
POOSTOSH. UNTIME
"Untime" recorded in 2002-03, issued in 2005. The name of the album means something,which is opposite to a process of time. There is a lot of guitar presence, in general the album resembles an soundtracks for non-existent movies. The music of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, production of such labels as 4AD and Project and some works of Harold Budd influenced on music and sound of "Untime". Digipak.
Listen:
"Pastorale"
"Then"
"Detstvo"
Untime, 2005
CD
€8,50



  • Free improvisation/avantgarde/jazz/noise/ambient/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
KROTEVICH, DMITRIY. OLGOI-KHORKHOI
Dmitriy Krotevich is already presented in the Intonema catalog: he participated in the recording of Wozzeck "Act III: Comics" release. At this time we are releasing his solo album which was recodred using turntables and no-input mixer. Last year Dmitriy released several albums on internet labels that represent him as an electronic musician and composer, while the Intonema release presents him as an improviser expoloring the territory of electroacoustics. In the cover we used the artwork of Mongolian artist Solongo Monkhooroi. The album itself is dedicated to the Mongolian death worm called Olgoi-Khorkhoi - the worm is mentioned in various literature, but no one had ever seen it. The Mongolian death worm, also known as Olgoi-khorkhoi is rumored to live in the Gobi Desert, one of the most inhospitable regions of the planet. It is generally considered a cryptid: an animal whose sightings and reports are disputed or unconfirmed. This freakish creature is said to spray acid, send out electric shocks and explode when threatened. Digisleeve + postcard. Limited edition of 200 copies.
Listen:
"Part I"
"Part II"
"Part IV"
Intonema, 2013
CD
€10
BELORUKOV, ILIA. TOMSK, 2012 04 20 (LIVE)
Solo performance of Ilia Belorukov in Tomsk after the festival of different kinds of arts "Theses" (Kemerovo), 46 minutes 46 seconds by length, separated into 3 parts for convenience. Ilia plays alto sax using preparations and extended sound making techniques (breathing into the tube, knocking on the surfaces etc.), presenting the embodied of the instrument to the grateful Siberian public. However this "death" becomes in some sense a prolongation of micromovements of a weird post-life. Digisleeve. Limited edition of 220 copies.
Intonema / Akt-Produkt, 2013
CD
€10
PUNKTIEREN. FUNKINGDOM
The name Punktieren joins together two famous Saint-Petersburg musicians Dmitry Krotevich and Ilia Belorukov. They play in free improvisation style, free jazz style, noise music style and electroacoustics style. Punktieren is a music kaleidoscope: bright musical images rapidly changing each other, broken rhythm, scarcely discernible tunes. Apart of laptops that have already become widely used, musicians use such exotical devices as Tenori-On, iPod Touch and a portable game console Sony PSP. Digipak. Limited edition of 50 copies.
self-released, 2012
CD-R
€8,50
ATOLON (ALFREDO COSTA MONTEIRO / FERRAN FAGES / RUTH BARBERAN). CONCRET
"Concret" is not only 4th release of Intonema but also it's the long-awaited 4th release of the Spanish trio Atolon that was recorded in January, 2011 by Simon Reynell, director of English label Another Timbre. Alfredo Costa Monteiro (acαordion, objects), Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable, objects) and Ruth Barberan (trumpet, objects) are using their instruments by unusual way: they are preparing them, playing on their surfaces, knocking and inventing a lot of other ways for sound making. Despite of these non-musical sounds, the trio is following almost melodic motive all through the piece. Digisleeve. Limited edition of 250 copies.
Intonema, 2012
CD
€10
MYELIN (BIRGIT ULHER / HEDDY BOUBAKER). AXON
Intonema extends its mucisians geography and presents the new CD "Axon" by the Myelin duo of German trumpeter Birgit Ulher and French saxophonist Heddy Boubaker. It is their second work together created during a studio session in Hamburg, July '10. While using the instruments as a source of signal and using improvising means (radio, sordinos, mini-speaker, other numerous objects) for preparations and sumplementing the sound of a saxophone and trumpet, the musicians almost play whisper without loosing expression and passion. Digisleeve. Limited edition of 250 copies.
Intonema, 2011
CD
€10
BUCKNER, THOMAS / EDYTA FIL / ILIA BELORUKOV / ALEXEY LAPIN / JUHO LAITINEN. BEWITCHED CONCERT
The second step we took was the album "Bewitched Concert" by international quintet Thomas Buckner (USA), Edyta Fil (Poland), Ilia Belorukov, Alexey Lapin (both Russia) and Juho Laitinen (Finland). This is a record of a concert that took place at the Experimental Sound Gallery on November 6th, 2009. Spontaneously arising cast nothing negotiating played music rather reminiscent of academic music with some adds of free improvisation elements and acoustic drone. Digisleeve + booklet. Limited edition of 300 copies.
Intonema, 2011
CD
€10
WOZZECK. ACT III: COMICS
Wozzeck is an experimental project started in September of 2007 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The main members of Wozzeck are Ilia Belorukov (saxophone, electonics, voice) and Mikhail Ershov (bass). In the early period, with Pavel Miheev on drums, Wozzeck had its roots in free-jazz mixed with noise and drone-ambient. A year later Wozzeck became a duo and musically transformed into extreme noise project based on unidentifiable sounds of saxophone and bass distorted by pedals and laptop. In the summer of 2009 drummer Alexey Zabelin and guitarist Pavel Medvedev joined Wozzeck to begin working on new material, containing math-metal riffs, noise and free-improvisation framed in compositional way. Right now band plays as trio (without guitar-player) with new Act 5. Wozzeck's album "Act III: Comics" is the first release of Intonema label. The 47 improvised compositions with one main idea. Short tracks with unusual using of instruments and sound games by the musicians. This is the record of two Wozzeck's prime members: Ilia Belorukov and Mikhail Ershov with additional perfomance by guest musicians Dmitriy Vediashkin (Penny Flame), Dmitriy Krotevich (Wooden Plants), Mikhail Tsypin (Benzolnye Mertvecy) and Maria Grigoryeva (Mini-Orchestra). Piotr Kurek and Arturas Bumsteinas together as a duo made a remix for this record with another mood. This how we got 2 different stories in 1 release. 250 CD copies released as digisleeve with booklet 34x34 cm, done in comics style, designed by Victor Melamed.
Listen:
"Act III: Comics"
"Act III: Remix"
Intonema, 2011
CD
€10



  • Vladimir Ratzkevitch
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
RATZKEVITCH. SONGS
"The intensity of poetic delirium of this well-known master of the electronic music is so immeasurable that all those people mentioned in the booklet - S.Sokolov, R.Bredbery, D.C.Thomas, V. Rosanov and P. Desmond - are almost indistinct. There are endless variety of musical quotations, cultural allusions, stylization of all kinds etc. So what? Just imagine "ORB" or "Aphex Twin" recording the soundtrack to Soviet classic movie about World War II"
FeeLee, 1996
CD
€6,50
RATZKEVITCH. ROCK'MIX'ROLL
"The remixed rock-n-roll of Vladimir Ratzkevich, released in 1996, isn't rock-n-roll, but our image of it. And it's a rather foolish and funny image. This is how mature musicians probably say good-bye to their heroic past. Then again, the recipe of that last word is pretty simple. You usually take practically every melodic and rhythmic model you know of (rock, country, rhythm and blues), stylish dance rhythms of the mid 90's, quotes from Shostakovich, Dunaevsky and the like. Then all this is made into a sample and turned into complete idiocy".
FeeLee, 1996
CD
€6,50
RATZKEVITCH. SYPHILIS
Digipak.
FeeLee, 1996
CD
€6,50
RATZKEVITCH. FLY
"These compositions are hardly to be listened to during table-talks or alcohol chats, here one has to take the music seriously. And yet there is nothing too intellectual in "Fly". This is true modern music, full of humor, fantasy and computer-electronic joys. Picturesque and eloquent".
FeeLee, 1998
2CD
€10
RATZKEVITCH, VLADIMIR. 33
The best of Vladimir Ratzkevitch.
Soyuz, 2000
CD
€6,50



  • Garage rock
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BOOMHAUER. RIVER RUN DEEP
Boomhauer, the mongrel seed of trashy garage rock, blues, country, punk and indiepop from Turku, Finland, turned 10 last year. "River Run Deep" is Boomhauer's third full-length album on which the numerous influences are nicely balanced and the previously less audible darker and bluesier tones make a stylish entrance. 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Twenty"
"Crow Fly Down"
"Ways To Feel Better"
Stupido Records (Finland), 2008
CD
€7,50



  • Dark psychedelic folk
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MANSON, CHARLES. THE SUMMER OF HATE - THE '67 SESSIONS
Charles Manson's name should be no stranger to lovers of the weird and wonderful, having been sentenced to life without parole for his leadership of the cult "The Family", who committed several murders in the late '60s. Before these events, Charley had high-hopes of becoming a pop star, with his strange psychedelic folk music - bizarrely more fashionable today than ever. Here for the first time are the complete recordings that were made on 11th September 1967 in a rehearsal studio, which went onto be used as demos to try to secure a recording deal, which never happened. Spoken word elements throughout the 18 tracks (just under 45 minutes). Essential for collectors of '60s Folk and weird psych freakouts.
Listen:
"Devil Man"
"True Love You Will Find"
"Run For Fun"
Arte Lupo (Italy), 2007
CD
€11



  • Industrial/experimental
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BABYLONE CHAOS. LES MACHINES ECARLATES
"A man with a fish eye stared at me when I satisfied my computer with this CD. The artwork on this release is awesome, something which is thoughtful to do when you release your CD in a DVD case. On the front of "Les Machines Ecarlates" stands a man pierced through his forehead with a huge piece of piping. On the back a man with a fish eye gives me a look, which keeps me away from the track listing underneath it. I must say, it pleases me to receive such artwork, I could write a good review about the artwork alone. Listening to the CD I found that Babylone Chaos can be compared, in a strange way, with Aphex Twin. You can hear beats, but they never last longer than a few measures. That is one of the reasons why this CD sounds so great. Babylone Chaos doesn't care about being tagged with a genre; the artist just does what he wants. The CD isn't one you listen to on a regular occasion. Listening to "Les Machines Ecarlates" is a trip. A trip to the beautiful, the ugly, the frightening the heaven and the hell".
Listen:
"Scared Datas"
"Death Crusade"
"Under Control"
OPN (France), 2007
CD
€8,50



  • Dark ambient/industrial/noise/experimental
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FLUTWACHT. BREATH
New full length album from the wellknown german Power Electronics/Noise projekt. Flutwacht returned to Mask of the Slave Records with this great stuff, after several releases with other labels in the industrial/experimental scene. The best Flutwacht release to date, highly recommended for PE/Noise/Experimental maniacs.
Listen:
"Untitled"
"Untitled"
"Untitled"
Mask Of The Slave / The Tourette Tapes (Romania / Germany), 2008
CD
€6,50
V/A - ANOMALOUS SILENCER NO. 6
37 international artists, 80 minutes of noise / industrial / electro / noisecore / sounds / experiments... Luca Miti, Chaos Holokaust Massaker, Oltretomba, Luasa Raelon, Astrogenic Hallucinauting, Pan Demla, Fever Spoor, The Mindripper, Skryty Puvab Byrokracie, Noisebitch, Johnny & Jhony vs. The Fox, Mauro Orselli, Imiafan, Andrew Duke, Guerraeterna, Crimen Familiar, Discotheque Gronland, Humberg, Fuck The Facts, Asistar_T, Enigma Eden, Tote Stadt, Plethora, Iron Bitchface, Nova-Sak, Nequaquam Vacuum, Sound Inhaler, ExMx, Tremor, Kromleqs, Ellis One, Noisecore Freak, CEOXiME, The Industrial Wiping System, K2, Maschinenmensch, Napalmed.
Napalmed (Czech Republic), 2003
CD
€8,50



  • Drone/ambient/noise/experimental/field recording
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
JAZKAMER. BALLS THE SIZE OF TEXAS, LIVER THE SIZE OF BRAZIL
If "diverse" is the very word for JAZKAMER duet (John Hegre + Lasse Marhaug), it also seems to be the best "Balls the Size of Texas, Liver the Size of Brazil's" description. None of the band's previous full-length albums were same or similar to each other, so are(n't) the "Balls". If "Panic" is band's ultimate blues record, "Balls" are band's "London Calling", with each song different not only within the album, ranging from harsh noise outburst to calm to dreamy guitar ambiences. But the blues is still in and on with simple artwork, consisting strictly of landscape pictures to underline the album's misty, dreamy, nostalgic atmospheres. Full length CD, paper fold-out cover. 6-panel digifile.
Listen:
"Blues For Sterling Hayden"
"Tentacles Of Broken Teeth"
"Balls The Size Of Texas, Liver The Size Of Brazil"
Purple Soil (Czech Republic), 2007
CD
€9
LOPEZ, FRANCISCO. EL DIA ANTERIOR A LA EMERGENCIA DE LOS ADULTOS DE MAGICICADA
Silence-orientated pieces from the well-renowned Spanish artist - a new approach to his soft and abstract conception of the world as a generator of sound. Within the audible texture, the drone comes and lies down on a bed of a subtle pulse. The composition then develops in a progressively but dramatic way. On a single breath, the sole theme of constant intensity fills the ears with velvet bass tones. Lopez works closer to silence, within the physical boundaries of sound, exploring our fascination for the lower frequencies. Ltd x 500 and presented in a nice foldout card wallet.
Purple Soil (Czech Republic), 2006
3"CD
€5,90
ORIGAMI GALAKTIKA / I: WOUND / INDERST ELIA. MONOLAKE
Repress of the most beautiful of several live collaborations of these projects. Recorded already in 2000 in Oslo, originally released as limited CD-R on AMBERMUSIC year later, using fragments from still legendary, but still unreleased ORIGAMI GALAKTIKA "Laos Vegas" album, this high-peak of live ambience comes again carefully re-mastered from the original minidisk (by Karel Kourek, man responsible for the sound of all recent h3o and OOPHOI albums) and re-packaged in nice paper fold-out cover. 6-panel digifile.
Purple Soil / KomKol Autoprod (Czech Republic / Norway), 2005
CD
€9
OMENYA. ANCIENT RITES
Omenyais Mark Davis, a multi-media artist and ritual noise/ambient musician who resides in a remote part of the North Carolina mountains in the USA. Heavily influenced by early Zoviet France and then later Rapoon, his music also reflects and incorporates his interest in the esoteric rituals and ceremonies of various world religions. The mood is rather solemn; the tranquil music invites reflection. The music never becomes wild or spectacular, just minimal, rather distant ritual ambient music. Organic and electronic means together create interesting ethno-ambient soundscapes. 6-panel digifile.
Purple Soil (Czech Republic), 2005
CD
€9
BOE, TORE HONORE. SUAVE SIESTA
Tore Honore Boe, - is the instigator of series of the projects named Origami Republika. This CD in fact contains 2 mini-albums: previously inreleased "Suave" and "Siesta" published in 2000 by Jazzassin Records. Minimal ambient built on a carcass of collaged enviromental sounds with additions from various processed sources. 16-page booklet.
Listen:
"Tanausu"
"Tajine"
"Ghoul"
Purple Soil / KomKol Autoprod (Czech Republic / Norway), 2003
CD
€9



  • Ambient/electroacoustic/experimental
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ALIO DIE. MUSIC INFINITY MEETS VIRTUES
Performed Live at Church of St.Simon and Juda, Prague 1 - Old Town, May 23rd, 2009. Digipak + 8-page booklet.
Listen:
"Axis Mundi II"
"Brace Di Trasformazione"
"Raag Drone Theory"
Nextera (Czech Republic), 2009
CD
€9
GRASSOW, MATHIAS FEAT. JIRI MAZANEK. MUSIC INFINITY MEETS VIRTUES
Performed Live at Church of St.Simon and Juda, Prague 1 - Old Town, May 23rd, 2009. Digipak + 8-page booklet.
Nextera (Czech Republic), 2009
CD
€9
WIESE, KLAUS. BARAKA
Originally released in the early 80's on cassette only, this timeless and legendary album is finally available on CD! Re-mastered and re-edited by Klaus Wiese himself, this masterpiece rediscovers one of the finest moments in Wiese's discography and his entire music career. Enjoy a musical adventure with Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tambura, Zither, Ney Flute, voices, bells and field recordings.
Listen:
"Invocation I"
"Invocation II"
Nextera (Czech Republic), 2007
CD
€9
POTTER, COLIN & THE HAFLER TRIO. A PRESSED ON SANDWICH
This nutritious fare was prepared by Colin Potter at IC Studio, Preston, UK in 2005, using the finest Icelandic ingredients suplied by The Hafler Trio. Colin Potter explains: "I attended The Hafler Trio performance of "How to slice a loaf of bread" in Preston and was very impressed on many different levels. During a discussion with Andrew McKenzie after the event, he suggested that we might try a joint project. Shortly afterwards he sent me some of the original source material from the performance. It was my intention to preserve the overall shape & sense of the material, but at the same time move it to another (sonic)place. I hope I have achieved this, by a process of reformation". CD is packed in special paper wallet & released as the limited editon of 1010 copies.
Listen:
"A Pressed On Sandwich"
Nextera (Czech Republic), 2006
CD
€12
LILES, ANDREW. MY LONG ACCUMULATING DISCONTENT
"My Long Accumulating Discontent" is the fourth and certainly the strangest recording from Andrew Liles (Nurse With Wound). This CD is in places more 'melodic' than Liles' previous output and its 17 tracks cover a wide musical territory. Some songs are short and harmonious, other pieces are longer, subtle and contemplative with drifting delicate drones. In places the CD is truly bizarre and defies all conventions. The album doesn't fit easily into any definable bracket and we feel this oddity belongs in a class all of its own. Traditional English vernacular culture connoisseur Andrew King joins Andrew Liles for one track and Aaron Moore and Nick Mott of Volcano the Bear contribute to several other songs. A distinct and peculiar excursion from the norm.
Listen:
"The Ether Reel"
"My Long Accumulating Discontent"
"The Captain's Apprentice"
Nextera (Czech Republic), 2004
CD
€9



  • Dark ambient/noise/industrial/experimental
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NECROPHORUS. IMPRINTS
Beautiful, sensitive and electrified. 'Imprints' by Necrophorus goes beyond the previous album 'elinros' (2005) and further investigates the aural landscape of imagination and mysticism. 'Imprints' vibrates a fresh air mixed of three dimensional electrified organic field recordings and minimal immersive sequenced organ sounds thus creating the psychedelic atmosphere of virtually being inside the music, inside the magic circle of the aural landscape. 'Imprints' is the fifth CD album from Necrophorus/Peter Andersson (Sweden) who is most known for the project raison d'etre with several masterpiece releases on the Swedish legendary Cold Meat Industry label. Inspired by the impressions of his visit to the amazing landscapes of Iceland summer 2006, Peter Andersson has created a new astonishing aural output. 'Imprints' consists of three variations of the same impression: two of them are pure studio composisitons while the third variation is improvised as 'live in studio' recording.
Listen:
"Variation I"
"Variation II"
"Variation III"
Wrotycz (Poland), 2007
CD
€10
BOCKSHOLM. THE HAUNTING CURSE OF SKOGS-SARA
There is a legend saying that Skogs-Sara lived in the forest called Osterskogen, she got a virgin born child named Frans Enoch. Soon after the birth three nude gay men arrived, they had followed the bright iron sign in the sky to the small Skogs-Sara lodge. These three men gave Frans Enoch the bastard one gift each; black clogs, an orange thermal Helly Hansen sweater and a box of snuff. Frans Enoch later worked as a cheese producer but on his spare time he preached that one day there will come two men named Peter Andersson and then the city of Boxholm will forever be doomed. The citizens of Boxholm did not believe Frans Enoch, so they crucified him in the forest and let him die alone. Skogs-Sara went furious and put a curse on the citizens by letting two named Peter Andersson to be born who would terrorize the citizens for all time with a project called Bocksholm. The third terror attack by Bocksholm is now here. After two successful albums on Tesco Organisation and NATO, Bocksholm now turns the root of the problem with the album "The Haunting Curse of Skogs-Sara". The music is a weird and explosive experience, it is harder and stranger than ever. It is a psyhological weapon that sneak upon the victims. The citizens of Boxholm will get fucked - and so will probably you!
Wrotycz (Poland), 2006
CD
€8,50



  • Noise/experimental
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MERZBOW. DON'T STEAL MY COAT
Recorded in November 2008. This time Masami Akita, the legend of Japanese noise, delivers a Jazz Noise-Muzak album. More than 66 minutes of powerful noise in best Merzbow quality with live free-jazz-like drums which turn into more rhythmic and beating ones... Very unusual for Merzbow: this is a very rhythmic album!
Listen:
"Part 1"
"Part 2 (Bloody Sea Of Taiji)"
"Part 3"
No Music / Olmolungring, 2009
CD
€8,50



  • Drone/ambient/noise/experimental
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V/A - FABRIKSAMPLER V4
Fabriksampler V4 presents 20 different artists from around the globe, an extensive work which focuses on the combination of various forces, delivering a corpus of surprisingly uncanny sounds and audio experimentations, ranging from dark ambient, noise and drone features, with landscapes of shrewdly resonant fluidities, soft and rough textures of carefully selected and multi-layered patterns of abstractly distortive sonorities, with precise tuning to each other as separate pieces, which, while still very much diversified - and able to maintain their singular difference -, successfully function as an unbroken strategical unit; and the thing that connects them together, are those crucial points, cross-sections, which are produced only later, after the relation between them is established retroactively, measured by their structural difference, that marks their own separate territory, overall automated to operate as diversely-synthesized unit/s - two that never is completely different but also never becomes really one. The compilation album which features exclusive tracks from KK Null (Japan), Neven M. Agalma (Slovenia), Pharmakustik (Germany), Yoshihiro Kikuchi (Japan), Franck Vigroux (France), Nova deViator (Slovenia), Chris Wood (South Africa), Mutant Beatniks (UK), Vega Stereo (Russia), NRYY (Japan), Velge Naturlig (Portugal), Astma (Russia), Analog Concept (Russia), Fabio Orsi (Italy), Cezary Gapik (Poland), Prodvkt (Italy), Mike Browning (USA), Audioworx (Slovenia) and MaCu (Austria). 12-page booklet.
Listen:
CD1: KK NULL "Metamorphosis De Toki"
CHRIS WOOD "`G._-^..: : Dr::ne"
VEGA STEREO "Morning"
CD2: VELGENATURLIG "Transmortorium"
ANALOG CONCEPT "Aliens Love This Melody"
FABIO ORSI "One's Own Eyes"
Pharmafabrik (Slovenia), 2011
2CD
€14



  • Industrial/drone/ambient/noise/field recording/modern classical/experimental
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RAPOON. DISAPPEARED REDUX
Robin Storey, the man behind the moniker, has been creating music incessantly for more than 3 decades and is responsible for inspiring legions of other artists with his music released together with Zoviet France and then with Rapoon, New Cult of the Sun Moon, Hand & Slim, and also under his own name. With almost 50 releases under his belt, Rapoon is a household name in the ambient world. "Disappeared" is not entirely new album. It was first released in 2010 as a download and as an extremely limited CD-R edition. Now it has been remixed and partly re-recorded especially for this Zoharum release totalling to 72 minutes (the original album was 7 minutes shorter). Hence the title, "Disappeared Redux"... In its author's words: "This album is a continuation of recurring themes that have been interwoven into the entire recorded output of rapoon. Oblique and transitory the little stories and spoken words form connections across time and space. This is about those who disappear in strange circumstances and those who just disappear. The passage of time and change. Ghosts from the past and ghosts from the future". 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Days Like Rain"
"The Outside Shadow"
"Snow Legend"
Zoharum (Poland), 2012
CD
€9
INNER VISION LABORATORY. PERPETUA
The focal point of the album is the condition of mankind entangled in the cycle of creation, stagnation and destruction. Creation is an idealistic picture, it dwells in an idea of fiat lux et facta est lux. It is a blueprint for the musical narrative that is comprised of unrestricted admiration of life, of order that is mankind's objective, and ultimately of conflict, which is the most inherent human condition. In the war of mankind against itself the ideals permeating creation become obscure and only annihilation brings forth a new illusion - a promise of another beginning. The ubiquitous illusion is an all-encompassing device that folds these non-recordable events into a cycle. It is channeled in the unifying wave of music of Karol Skrzypiec - an artist more complete, yet still debating the finality of his form of communication. Syntactically, the latest release of Inner Vision Laboratory is an effect of thoughtful construction. Perpetua is an unconventional harmonious image which draws also from beyond of the repertoire typically associated with the instrumentarium characteristic of its genre, the accord of the album's narration, however, is not lost. 6-panel digipak.
Zoharum (Poland), 2012
CD
€9
HYBRYDS. SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANTWERP ZOO AQUARIUM
The reissue of a long-deleted classic album by this legendary Belgian project. "Soundtrack For The Antwerp Zoo Aquarium" is an unusual album, even in comparison with other Hybryds works. It was created especially for the 150th anniversary of the Antwerp Zoo. Music composed by Sandy and Hermann (of Ah-Cama Sotz) was woven in between the sounds of dolphins, killer whales and the noise of the underwater world. The Zoo director wrote the following in the preface: "Soundtrack For The Antwerp Zoo Aquarium" is a musical journey of the similar stature as "20 000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Julius Verne. Let it be the best recommendation for those who haven't had a chance to get to know to one of the best and most interesting albums in the Hybryds discography. 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Orca"
"Het Enigma Der Dolfijnen"
"Into The Ultrasonic Depths"
Zoharum (Poland), 2011
CD
€9
TROUM. SEEING-EAR GODS
"Seeing-Ear Gods" is the second collaboration between Troum and Zoharum. The album in question is the re-release of the obscure CD-R, which saw the light of the day 5 years ago on Discorporeality Recordings label. Here it is repackaged and gloriously remastered by Anders Peterson (from Ghost Sounds mastering studio) responsible for dusting off other Troum / Maeror Tri releases. "Seeing-Ear Gods" is quite different a release from "Autopoiesis / Nahtscato" released on Zoharum last year. It's not as multilayered or varied, but at the same time is much more minimalist and hence very hypnotic. It works more on the subconscious level. It demonstrates how to create a mindblowing atmosphere with very little sounds involved. Just one track, divided into 6 separate parts, but is assured that you will press the 'repeat' button a lot of times. 6-panel digipak.
Zoharum (Poland), 2011
CD
€9
V/A - FROM EARTH TO SIRIUS
"From Earth To Sirius" is a form of message sent from the Earth to the brightest star. It is composed of 20 exclusive tracks prepared especially for this compilation: S.E.T.I., Different State, Apocalyptic Visions, Expo `70, Nordvargr, Rapoon, Phelios, Zenial, Electric Uranus, Atomine Elektrine, X-NAVI:ET, Kia Karma, Hybryds, Ouroboros, Ah Cama-Sotz, Emme Ya, Unknown Caller, Kallee and Therion Trismegistos. Each of the participating projects presents a slightly different character and style, and, at the same time, shows a different aspect of the cosmic theme, its strong relation to the Earth cycle and human life... Sirius - the canine planete - the brightest star of the northern sky, placed in the Canis Major constellation. Known since the ancient times, it has left an imprint on forming outlooks, beliefs, religious centres in many cultures. Even the ancient Egyptians worshipped Sirius as a deity, built their calendar on Sirius' cycle closely connected to the Nile tides before the summer solstice. Moreover, they were building their temples so that the light from the star was visible from the altar. In the 20th century the interest in the magical aspect of Sirius did not die out. Thanks to the Discordian groups with R.A. Wilson and T. Leary at the head it is still being revived... The "From Earth To Sirius" compilation, dedicated to R.A. Wilson - one of the greatest philosophers of the turn of the centuries - a wise, insightful, witty, optimistic man, is a trial at reinterpreting the myth known to the man for the thousands of years... The music on the album oscillates between psychedelic drone, dark ambient, tribal and downtempo. Some of the projects approaches the theme in the vein of ritualistic music, the others realises their ideas through the sounds of universe and deep dark infinite space. There are humorous overtones as well, so characteristic for R.A. Wilson. The huge array of styles and themes depicts how wide and multilayered concept is the cosmos, its meaning and influence on the human lives. 6-panel digipak.
Zoharum (Poland), 2011
2CD
€15
HOROLOGIUM. A HANDFUL OF DUST AND ASHES
"A Handful Of Dust And Ashes" is a collection of tracks recorded during various occasions, but united here by a peculiar sediment of dust and rust; it's a journey in time to strictly limited "A Handful Of Dust", published by Cynfeirdd, and to "Opium", amounts of which are long sold out and yearned for by those in search of lost time. The (re)collection is crowned by three tracks performed live in Barcelona and Bologna in 2008 and 2009. The artwork by Fab and Sophie embody fin de siecle that has never been that convincing and tangible. 6-panel digipak.
Zoharum (Poland), 2010
CD
€9



  • Dark ambient/industrial/experimental
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ANDERSSON, PETER. MUSIC FOR FILM AND EXHIBITION I / NATURA FLUXUS
Peter Andersson from the Cold Meat Industry act raison d'etre now presents his sound work for film and exhibition, spanning through the years 1999 to 2006. Peter has been working on several film and exhibition projects, some of these projects never went to final completion but the music was composed in almost all the cases. Music for Film and Exhibition presents a broad spectrum of the sounds and music capabilities of Peter Andersson and those familiar with any of his different music projects including raison d'etre, Necrophorus, Atomine Elektrine, Bocksholm etc. will most probably enjoy this double album (Music duration 151 min.) very much.. For now Infinite Fog Productions presents complite edition of 'Music for Film and Exhibition I" which contains real DVD with Natura Fluxus - film by Peter Andersson and Lars Bosma + some rare bonuses, like another Peter's films - Autumn Leaves; Mandala; Dritfing Wall; Nature Morte e.t. Total play time approx. 83 minutes! Natura Fluxus brings us on a poetic, existential and suggestive journey dealing with matters like abandonment, desolation, emptiness, inanimation, remembrance and residual energy through places where we can spot traces of presence of mankind. Discover the aesthetic beauty in old factories and ruins: in the perishable and the metamorphoses that follow. Natura Fluxus is a experimental film where concrete, environmental sounds and original scored music blend with visual stunning sceneries of rarely seen places. The film is in B/W and Color. Limited edition of 400 copies! Digibook.
Listen:
CD1: "Part III - The Meadow Dream"
"Part VII - Yang-Tul Unveiled"
"Science Of The Past"
CD2: "Natura Fluxus"
"Mandala"
"Maskerad"
Infinite Fog Productions, 2011
2CD + DVD
€29
BAD SECTOR. TRANSPONDER
Who needs representation for Bad Sector? Certainly almost no one. Since 95 year, each new album of this project it's event which is awaited by every second listener of industrial music. And now - long-awaited, CD the version, one of the most interesting albums of Italian master Massimo Magrini! First time Transponder was released as CD-R on Blade Records in 99, now the album is again accessible, in a new format and with additional, exclusive compositions of that period - "Yst" and "Waal"! More than 60 minutes dark, deep, meditative, structured noise-ambient, in the best traditions of "Dolmen Factory" and "Ampos". Digipak.
Listen:
"Negative"
"Transponder"
"Waal"
Infinite Fog Productions, 2011
CD
€10
VELEHENTOR. DYATLOV PASS
Velehentor however, deserves a separate theme, this Ural collective, possible to name one of the most interesting post-industrial collectives of Russia. Since the basis in 1998, by mastermind and the unique constant participant, 121 (CLOSING THE ETERNITY; VALHALLA), they have let out 11 albums. VELEHENTOR never had accurate stylistic frameworks, it Dark Ambient; Industrial; Harsh Noise; Power Electronics; Ritual; Drone Ambient. "Dyatlov Pass" has been recorded in 2002, it scale record consisting of 2ε long, nearby-hour tracks one of which has been written down together with "Ad Lux Tenebrae", and 9 short compositions. In 2003 without the permission of the authors, the first track has been published in a cd-r format, limited in 121 copy, by a piracy label 'fight music' and stood out for a high-grade album. The edition has been instantly sold-out, has received huge quantity great and enthusiastic responses, and till now it is considered one of the best drone ambient works from Russia... It's a true monument and a masterpiece of drone ambient/ritual/north shamanic music. The album is devoted, mysterious death of nine professional tourists, on a mountain Holat-Sjahl slope (that in transfer from Mansi language - "Mountain of dead") on February, 1st 1959£. Sixty years later this history continues dements researchers, but the solution probably will be already never found... The set of versions, hundreds research expeditions, and can explain nothing years of investigations that has occurred that night!? Investigations of the deaths suggest that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot in heavy snow; while the corpses show no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue. According to sources, the victims' clothing contained high levels of radiation, but no one from group do't work with radioactive objects. Soviet investigators determined only that "a compelling unknown force" had caused the deaths. Entrance to the area after the incident was barred for three years. The chronology of the accident remains unclear due to the lack of survivors to the accident. Velehentor, will spend you, to sound travel through time and space... In the infinite Snow-covered Northern Ural Mountains (one of the most dangerous and remote areas on a planet), on 60 years ago, there, where it again occur!... Limited edition of 493 copies! 6-panel digipak.
Infinite Fog Productions, 2009
3CD
€20



  • Drone/ambient/experimental
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TROUM. SIGQAN
Sigqan was produced January to April 2002 at Ghuto-m studios, in Bremen, Germany. It was based on a live performance on their tour throughout Germany and Netherlands with Ultrasound in October 2001. Part 1 & 2 were recorded live in the studio in one take with no overdubs. Part 3 is a new ending-part added later. The first edition was originally released in June 2003 on Desolation House Records (a side-label of Relapse Records). 6-panel digipak.
Transgredient (Germany), 2009
CD
€10



  • Industrial/drone/ambient/noise/musique concrete/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
ILLUSION OF SAFETY. BRIDGES INTACT
New album of Illusion Of Safety was recorded preliminary with piano, guitar, electronics and sound processing devices. Abstract tonal and atonal improvisations share the sonic continuum with background drones, rasps and gentle noises, and they do it in highly unpredictable surreal way: mild "melodies" turn into energetic uneasy passages being interrupted by "concrete" sonic romp evolving into spatial drone and electronic landscapes... and all this whirl continues during the whole CD increasing the degree of abstractness and psychedelia as it moves towards the end, which is presented in a form of beautiful harmonic composition.
Waystyx, 2010
CD
€11
ILLUSION OF SAFETY. IN SESSION
Illusion Of Safety is one of the oldest post-industrial acts in the Americal musical underground, and in my opinion, of the most interesting projects ever. During 25 years of existence IOS have recorded a lot of various albums and their music has been changing a lot. Having passed through all the circles of industrial hell, Dan Burke has lost almost all his companions and remained alone. He hasn't released too many albums recently, and "In Session" released in 2008 has become a real surprise for me. I mean of course the fact of the release, because the highest quality of musical material and huge amount of pleasure while listening to it is guaranteed by any of IOS albums. "In Session" was recorded in 2007, the mastering was made by Thomas Dimuzio at Gench Music Studio. This is a very thorough and delicate work, an abstract performance in which synthetic and natural sounds mix in the most unusual combinations, when you really hold your breath to wait what's gonna be further. In 6 tracks of the album there are a lot of quiet microscopic sounds which whirl in front of the eyes like thoughts without rational content. They change into the smooth waves of melodic ambient, then to insane sampled collages which don't make you feeling relaxed keeping the constant tension. This shortening of the distance between contemplativeness and neural spasms has always been the trademark of IOS - it's interesting to watch how the musical structure transforms under the emotional passion hiding after each second of the track time, but not always going out. Separate compliments should be given to the artwork designer - you can observe the cover for a really long time being astounded by it's beauty.
Listen:
"Revealing The Process"
"Protoplasm"
"Tolerance"
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€11
MAEROR TRI. WHEEL: COLLECTION OF RARE AND LOST
This is mainly a collection of long deleted compilation tracks by M.T. that appeared on various MC- & CD-compilations, along with some previously unreleased material, sorted chronologically by the date of creation / final mastering. All material was collected from various 4-track masters, DAT-masters, compilation tapes & CDs by BarakaH early 2009, and re-mastered my Markow C. in April 2009.
Waystyx, 2009
2CD
€15
BAD SECTOR. STORAGE DISK 2
2nd part of 2CD project revealing interest of Massimo Magrini in history of Soviet computer technics and presenting ten years of Bad Sector creative activity. It includes as remastered released compilation and bonus tracks as never before released material. Contains compositions from: "Planar Energy" picture 7" (Smallvoices), "Scrignum Vitae" box with CD and objects (Old Europa Cafe), "Ten Years Of Madness" 2 CD (Achtung Baby!), "Land:[Schaft]" 2x10" (Cold Lands), "Hover" CDr (Bastet Rec.), "L'Ame Electrique Presents Old Europa Cafe" (Ame Electrique) + 4 previously unreleased tracks recorded in 2002!
Listen:
"Baikonur II"
"Abscissa"
"Body Log"
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€11
BAD SECTOR. STORAGE DISK 1
First part of 2CD project revealing interest of Massimo Magrini in history of Soviet computer technics and presenting ten years of Bad Sector creative activity. It includes as remastered released compilation and bonus tracks as never before released material. Contains compositions from "Survival Tool" 3"CDR (Cohort Records), "Polonoid" concert edition CDR (Bastet Records) and "BadBox" edition boxset (Tantric Harmonies), "Toroidal Body" 7"+ mCDR (Pre Feed/Eibon Records), "Dolmen" 7" (Drone Records), "Manifesto Industriale Italiano" (Old Europa Cafe) tape box set.
Waystyx, 2007
CD
€11
BRUME. ACCIDENT DE CHASSE
We have the proud to announce that we began to realize 13 CD Brume Anthology. Christian Renou made the extract of common Brume history from 1978 to 2000. It consists of totally remastered tape releases and rarest live recordings and a big amount of unreleased material. This is the 1st CD, originally recorded in 1988/89 and released on cassette in 1989 by Tonspur Tapes. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2007
CD
€10
BRUME. SCHILUUK
This is the 3rd CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology, originally recorded in 1991 and released on cassette in 1991 by Corrosive Tapes. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. C. Renou - all instruments, home-made instruments, tape, pseudo ethnic voices, electronics, mix...
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. STABLE
This is the 4th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. C. Renou - electronics, tapes, voices, mix. Track #1 was recorded in real time in the studio: programming, 3-string guitar + effects. Track #6 is alien stuff called "Erection in Church" from Nihilistic Recordings compilation cassette. Because of the destruction of the original master, this recording was revisited and remastered from a bad quality cassette copy. Produced in 1995 by Bandaged Hand Produce. Reworked and digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. ELECTROCOAGULATION TAPES
This is the 5th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. Tracks 1-9 basically recorded live in the studio. C. Renou - electronics, metal, tapes, loops, horn, trump, voice, mix. Pat' Blanch - trump, voice, tapes. G. Guiggia - percussion, flutes. Reprocessed at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. Originally produced on cassette by Irre-Tapes in 1991. Tracks 10-12 were extracted from the split tape Brume / Telepherique, produced by Drahtfunk Products in 1991.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. LES VICTIMES SONT DANGEREUSES
This is the 6th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. C. Renou - all instruments. Compiled, recorded and mixed at Brume Rec. in 1996-97. Ultrasonic mastering by Richard Johnson / Atmoject. Originally produced by Atmoject as a limited edition CD-R in 1998. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. MOLL
This is the 7th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. C. Renou - all instruments, tapes, mix, Marie-France - voice. Compiled, recorded and mixed at Brume Rec. in 1999. Originally produced by Prion Tapes as a limited edition CD-R in 1999. Remastered from the DAT-master at Brume Rec. in winter 2006. Dedicated to Philip K. Dick.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. LOST IN KARRACK
This is the 8th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. A compilation of rare/unedited tracks. C. Renou - all instruments, tapes, voice. Remastered from the DAT-master at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. EARLY TRACKS
This is the 9th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. A compilation of the very first recordings from 1981-1986. C. Renou - all instruments, tapes, mix; Antoine Faure - guitar; Eric Erfurth - guitar, voice; Phil - guitar; Thierry Febvre - sequencer. Remastered from the cassette and DAT-masters at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. LIVE WITH OR WITHOUT AUDIENCE
This is the 10th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. Live recordings from 4 performances held in 1985-1988. Remastered from the cassette and reel-to-reel masters at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. IN DEATH WE TRUST! / PROGRAMM T4
This is the 11th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. Tracks 1-8 recorded in 1987 and produced by Underground Prods in 1998. Track 9 recorded in 1986. Remastered from original cassette masters at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. DRUG (REVISED)
This is the 12th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. "Drug" (parts 1-7) was basically recorded in 1999 and released as a limited edition CD-R by Blade Rec. in 1999. Track 8 was basically recorded in 1986 and released as a limited edition cassette by Brume Rec. in 1998. Tracks 9-10 were the very last stuff recorded in 1999 under the name of Brume. Digitally remastered at Brume Rec. in winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
BRUME. THE PREHISTORIC TAPES
This is the 13th CD in the 13 CD Brume anthology. "These recordings were the very first electronic experiments I made, just after I gace up Uria, and just before I create Brume. The main stuff was inspired by music like Heldon, Suicide... but also progressive music and German kraut-rock." Recorded from 1979 to 1983 at Primitive Studio and Brume Rec. Remastered from "dusty tapes", reprocessed at Brume Rec., winter 2006.
Waystyx, 2008
CD
€10
DISSECTING TABLE. RANCID SMELL
Dissecting Table - is a project of Japanese musician Ichiro Tsuji, quiet prolofic nowadays. This CD contains both elements of typically Japanese fat harsh noise spiced with madly distorted vocals (roars and screams) and more soft, though more occasional, electronic fragments. The last track unexpectedly sounds in completely different style: string passages with drum beats change into sudden metal noise and back. Limited edition to 100 copies.
Waystyx, 2006
CD
€11
CONTAGIOUS ORGASM. SPILL DROP
New step on the way of Hiroshi Hashimoto creative evolution, one of the most controversive Japanese musician, presenting dense stream of sound, explosing by traditional for Contagious Orgasm flashes of sexual obsession, ritualism and culture permeate. Mature and complicated work. It's a mirror, in which crystall depths everyone of us will see his real matter - purest drop of human prejudices, fears and drawbacks essence. On one hand you can find microglitches, clicks, subtle melodies and controlled rhythmic clicks'n'cuts. And on the other hand more experimental sounds: from rough field recordings, noisy frequencies and distorted voices to sinewaves and continuous glitches. As always on Waystyx Records, exclusive design, consisting of transparent heavy polyethelen and strip of technical ribbon with red landmark.
Waystyx, 2005
CD
€10



  • Industrial/noise/ambient/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
EUROPAPLAN. ARME DE VENGEANCE / VERGELTUNGSWAFFE
Europaplan is a joint project by well-known French group Nocturne and German total sound ideologists Axon Neuron / Vagwa, who have been working long time in the vein of power-electro experiences and archive documentation of WWII. The central theme of their new research is a history of creation of the one of the most legendary German military rockets - "a weapon of revenge" A4/V2 (Von Braun / Dornberger conception). Both musicians represented here a quite exciting monumental document: uncompromising bubbling "military" industrial and abrasive power-electro sounds, obscure war noise outfit, deep rumbling from hell, it's sound like a true chronic documentary soundtrack with big amounts of sampled voices in German language coming from the wartime... You will live an experience such as beeing in the German Peenemunde island, October 1942 when the first A4 rocket (V2) was created.
Listen:
"Willkommen In Peenemunde!"
"Wunderwaffe"
"Mittelwerk"
Achtung Baby!, 2002
CD
€7,50
V/A - TEN YEARS OF MADNESS
This compilation was the first true experiment in Holy Mother Russia and is dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of one of the first independent musical projects in the Russian media - Achtung Baby! as "ten years of idealism, addiction for strange, extreme cultures in sounds, prints and pictures" (Donna Klemm, Artware Audio, Germany). Released more than 2 years ago it had a collossal success from musical audience both in Russia and all the rest of the world. The list of musicians: Reutoff, Inade, Skrol, Cyclotimia, Marienburg Jugend, 4th Sign of the Apocalypse, First Law, Sanctum, Reptilicus, Turbund Sturmwerk, Dissecting Table, Sektion B, Anima in Fiamme, Der Blutharsch, Blood Axis, Ostara, Matt Howden, Novy Svet, Ataraxia, Shinjuku Thief, Hybryds, Troum, Les Joyaux de la Princesse, Ain Soph, Stahlwerk 9, Bad Sector.
Achtung Baby!, 2002
2CD
€10



  • IDM/industrial/dub/illbient/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
CHASSAGNARD, JEROME. THE TIME FROM UNDERNEATH
when jerome chassagnard began creation of his second solo album, his intentions were to create the expression of a science-fiction scenario set in the not-too-distant future through the medium of sound, beyond any 'space opera' like ambitions. the time from underneath is influenced by movies like 'gattaca', imaginary futuristic urban environments and time travel - all of which are favorite topics often used by such luminaries as ray bradbury and stanley kubrick who are some of jerome's main influences. this album showcases jerome's ability to transform these creative inputs into music. focusing on electronica, darker ambient and intelligent dance music, he uses these styles without losing his own musical fingerprint and blends them into one seamless and effortlessly soaring whole. the time from underneath is an amalgam of quiet, dreamy atmospheres, at times supported by an energetic play of rectilinear downtempo grooves and laid-back emotional textures with melancholic keyboard chords taking the listener to places which do not yet exist. from time to time a glimpse of darkness and slight melancholic sadness hides behind the mirror of technology, accentuated by sporadic voice samples and field recordings. a deep, atmospheric album recommended to all of those that seek a pleasant listening experience by stepping into the possible world of tomorrow.
Listen:
"In Search Of Gravity"
"She Is Behind"
"Forseen"
Hymen (Germany), 2011
CD
€12
END. THE SICK GENERATION
Charles Pierce strikes again. This album goes far beyond his previous full length release "The Sounds Of Disaster", adding fresh remixer's blood and exciting stylistic variations to End's remember-the-sixties-easy-listening-electrock'n'roll-bastardazation. A marvellous aural rollercoaster ride of twanging guitars, scratches, soul horn blasts, surf sound, Hecq, the trashmen, clicks, orchestral strings, cuts, breakcore, a progressive rock organ, heavy john-bonham-like drums, rap vocals, mad ep, a sitar, ambient synth strikes, Donna Summer, reggae beats, Duran Duran Duran, shredded vocals, a wah-wah trumpet, Drop The Lime, Swans, a canned Foetus, the real one and only Foetus himself and a knife for mrs. Miller in nearly sixty minutes! Just imagine the great russ meyer (if he was still with us) planning a new masterpiece by the name of "The Sick Generation": this might be the soundtrack. "Bang bang boom boom!".
Listen:
"The Sick Generation"
"Good Riddance" (Good Time Remix by Messer Chups)
"The Sick Generation" (Remixed by Jason Forrest)
Hymen (Germany), 2005
CD
€7,50
SCORN. GREETINGS FROM BIRMINGHAM
introducing a new record by mick harris aka scorn is somehow like carrying coal to newcastle, or birmingham, if you like. being a member of various bands and projects like quoit, painkiller, lull, napalm death, just to name a few, we are now concentrating on scorn and here are the bare facts: founded by mick harris in 1991 to create rhythmic, hypnotic drum and bass music. since its inception, with its throbbing low end, ethereal sounds and big beats, scorn has explored previously uncharted musical territory and, in the process, has redefined the world of ambient dub. scorn has emerged as the vanguard of both the post-rock and isolationist aesthetics; appropriating such distinctly communal music as hip hop and dub to extreme individualistic ends. having released milestones like 'vae solis', 'colossus', 'evanescence', 'whine', 'zander' and especially 'gyral' on various labels and on various occasions, finally the 15th release 'imaginaria award" sees the light of day. 'imaginaria award' features five tracks both on cd and vinyl ranging from slow motion grooves over heavy beats to warm and relaxing structures and sets another highlight in harris' extensive work with and for renowned artists like bill laswell, eraldo bernocchi, john zorn, martyn bates, justin k. broadrick, coil, meat beat manifesto, scanner, autechre, sielwolf, and so forth. latest works by harris include the remarkable hed nod sessions; an epic series of twelve sessions (four have been recorded so far), where mick harris is trying to create his own musical language regarding the recent evolution of hip hop culture. these sessions have and will set the path for future recordings using a very minimal set of effects and structures but it's giving the listener a very sincere and deep feeling of warmth and strength taken from mastered hip hop rhythms and structures. despite these sessions released under no special project name there is still scorn with its unique blend of sub bass and minimalist grooves and without doubt mick harris continues to challenge standard concepts of structure in order to forge his own musical path. a monolith among modern beats and drums.
Listen:
"Can But Try"
"Still On"
"Soon Come"
Hymen (Germany), 2000
CD
€12
SCORN. IMAGINARIA AWARD
Hymen (Germany), 2000
CD
€9



  • Rhythm-n-noise/techno-industrial/IDM/tribal/ambient/experimental
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TZOLK'IN. HAAB'
the musical project tzolk'in is a collaboration between empusae and flint glass - artists who are known in the fields of dark ambient, contemporary ritualistic tribal music and experimental electronica. this project is a conceptual creation inspired by mayan mythology and the ancient mayan astrological calendar of the same name. from the beginning their approach to sound resulted in quite a few novel musical perspectives: the merging of empusae's distinct dark, oppressive and brooding soundscapes and flint glass's characteristic rhythmic and ambient compositions (which are seemingly subject to an almost alien purpose and theme). the final product is majestic and epic, often martial and bellicose, with a sense of tragedy that at times is even quite meditative. tzolk'in can easily be viewed as an exotic soundtrack to the phantoms of a dead civilization or more simply put, music that is inspired by a doomed mayan divination system. on their first self-titled release, empusae and flint glass chose eight periods of the tzolk'in calendar and on haab' they describe eight periods of the mayan solar year. ceremonious, deep tones merge with the power and strength of industrial music - kept together by elaborate impulsive ritual rhythms that enhance the atmosphere of a flourishing culture. an abyssal, haunting cycle of tribal sound, constructed so that the listener can dive into a bygone era. packaging: gatefold-sleeve special black cardboard w/ golden print.
Listen:
"Kumk'u"
"K'ank'in"
"Xul"
Ant-Zen (Germany), 2008
CD
€12
SYNAPSCAPE. AGAIN
The dynamic duo from bielefeld is back - one and a half years after 'now', tim kniep and philipp munch present another full dose of massive electronics for the mind and body. Tracks like 'who painted my cat black' and 'stuck' keep up synapscape's aural trademark: heavyweight interlaced polyrhythms, distorted textures and tim's non-reversible voice - an ecstatic mixture evolved to make you move! On 'countercroque' or 'requirement', crystal clear technoid detroit synth lines meet strictly accentuated beats, disturbing samples and captivating melodies. The more you listen to this album, the more details that will be visible. Proper heavy engine! The fascinating aspect of this project's work (since the beginning) is their ability to innovate in a genre in which many participants seem to restrict themselves - despite the countless amount of technical options. Once 'again' synapscape assert their position as one of the most innovative artists of industrial music today. Ahuenna!
Listen:
"Who Painted My Cat Black"
"Ahuenna!"
"Core"
Ant-Zen (Germany), 2009
CD
€12
SYNAPSCAPE. SO WHAT
it's most certainly not a case of "that difficult successor" for a good album "so what" is, if anything, even more impressive than their last album. it retains the chaos, density and energy of "rage" and still unites an incredible vast spectrum of noises and structures from dark sounddrones and powerful electronic rhythms up to ambient soundscapes but moderates it a little by adding a stronger rhythmic element that holds everything together much more cohesively than on their predecessor. the album gets off with the title track "so what", a well-crafted danceable track, with some noisey tunes and distorted, half-spoken vocals in their unmistakable manner. "new order", by contrast, is a remarkably light and relaxed track with a distinctive grooving percussion, darkly fuzzy bass line hinting and hypnotizing sequences. this track has been perfectly converted by video-artist clemens von wedemeyer into a thrilling visual story. which is available as quicktime video file (for pc and mac) on disk two. "7th sect", is another driving dance track, with some wonderfully crunchy percussion battering away behind harsh bursts of electronics and assorted burbles and twangs. a very impressing track, dense and powerful.. "discorode", a fusion of energetic, high bpm rhythms, precisely placed with reference points for the dancefloor to be followed by the next notable track "second sect" which is a little more conventional. further demands for energetic force and distorted rhythms can be satisfied with tracks like "i know you know" and "7th sect", which justify the aggressive and anarchic title of the album. disc one is underlaid by tense, electronic chittering and all sorts of great noises, from lush synth washes to harsh bursts of electronics which cross-breed the disparate and varied influences of the band's members. the tracks vie for the listener's attention, along with distorted vocals and something that might've been a "harmless" beat before synapscape's musical mutagens got at it. it's rich, multilayered, chaotic and marvellous. this isn't the case for disc two, the noisy rhythmic battery grinds down into relaxed contemporary beats fused with obscure soundscapes and mutated noises. it features mainly instrumental contributions in a darker and ambient like mood. combined with the visual story for "new order" you certainly have an excellent audio & visual final for an eventful record!
Ant-Zen (Germany), 1999
2CD
€9
BLACK LUNG. THE COMING DARK AGE
"The Coming Dark Age" features a electrotechno and sociopolitical theme through avant-garde instrumental work, possessed by wildly experimental elements which is often juxtaposed by variations of deep electro, techno, crunchy breaks, neo space rock and startling abrupt rhythmic changes through to industrial-ambience. Digipak + 12-page booklet.
Listen:
"Karmageddon"
"Battle For The Grim Plateau"
"The New Dark Age"
Ant-Zen (Germany), 2005
CD
€12
AMBRE. LE MENSONGE
ambre's second full length release explores a new direction in sound - this will be especially evident for those who are familiar with 'enclave'. however, there are still no rhythms in this aural universe, but it is still mighty cold and extremely dark in there. even in this cold and dark place, life forms (creatures, not machines) are created. you can hear them celebrating their rituals, you can hear them talk and you can hear them sending greetings to zoviet france's parallel universe (perhaps even a small postcard is sent to pierre schaeffer). but you can never hear them dance - never. these strange life forms don't need a purpose for what they do. do you need a purpose to exist? either do they. what do you mean... it's all a lie? turn up your stereo. put on your headphones. turn off the lights. believe. this cd comes in a folded embossed heavy cardboard cover.
Ant-Zen (Germany), 2003
CD
€7,50
VROMB. EPISODES
this fourth full length release is yet another masterpiece by this extraordinary canadian artists - and we hope that you are a lucky owner of the 'perimetre 3+10' set released on ant-zen in 1999, because 'episodes' is a part of a bigger piece of work which includes 'perimetre 3+10' and the 'episodes' boxset. The boxset contains a 5" vinyl entitled 'perimetre 5'. A schedule explaining on how to listen to all of these items as a whole is included in the cd booklet - no wonder it took vromb almost three years to create the sounds and artwork. it has been vromb's intention since 'le facteur humain' that the text on each release should add to the music. Furthermore, the text should be be lingually understood. As such, the writings on each release are translated into french, english and german. musically 'episodes' follows the path that vromb started with 'le facteur humain' and has continued developing during the last five years. The end result has been a hypnotising combination of dark, atmospheric soundscapes, rhythms and voices. Also with 'episodes' you get the feeling that you are listening to a soundtrack that has yet to be done.
Ant-Zen (Germany), 2001
CD
€7,50
SILK SAW. 4TH DIVIDERS
silk saw is the duo of marc maedea and gabriel severin, and follows a pair of releases on belgium's sub rosa label and the album 'preparing wars' on ant-zen. a collection of percussive minimalism that fall somewhere into the grey area between orderly and infectious sporadic ambient. '4th dividers' is carefully constructed intelligent noise with a complex clash of bare cackles, abstract beats and smooth drones.
Ant-Zen (Germany), 2000
CD
€7,50
AXIOME. RICTUS
chaos. what is chaos? it happens in your head. induced by your nerves which want to signalize you that you have gone to far. or that something forced you to go to far. your open-mouthed astonishment is only a gesture executed with the facial muscles. you have no taste for the opportunity of your dreams so you can decide to take a few days off of you regular life and grin. grin, till you to realize that something about this hatred candy is strange. can you get it back before it's too late? probably not and rictus was born... rictus growed five years now and was collected & produced by olivier moreau aka imminent starvaton and the performance artist c-drik. in the early 90ies axiome was the first musical platform for both of the artists and now they de-construct together again. rictus is the firstborn, which was never finished before. an unspoken chaos just started to penetrate your disfunction. expect and embrace the lust to fuck with dissonant noises and bombing chrunces. by combining layers effectively to offer rapid distorting beats and grand drifting waves. unsettling emerges of grinding ambient backdrops overlaid with machine rhythmics and schizophrenic metamorphoses. a clawing sequence for your chaotic consciousness.
Ant-Zen (Germany), 1999
CD
€7,50
TELEPHERIQUE. V = S / T
v=s/t is the 3rd cd by telepherique; a concept album about the formula of speed. they offer the most complex soundscapes by combining elements of chilling ambient, industrial, noise, and drum&bass. like the formula v=s/t life itself is also closely connected to different influences. cd and special tracing-paper booklet packed in jewel-case. the project telepherique began in 1989 with the intention to explore processes, and working with people of different cultures. they started with mail-art projects, co-operations, and communication with people all over the world. basically, telepherique is klaus, danijela and rene jochim, from w?rzburg, germany, but there were others that became members of telepherique, because of the massive collaborations and projects: ulf harr, echart seilacher, harry l?ftl, stefan au, stefan alt and karin...the name telepherique is the french word for funicular railway. this name was chosen because of the intention gaining a view from a higher level.
Ant-Zen (Germany), 1998
CD
€7,50



  • Industrial/ambient/glitch/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
TELEPHERIQUE. NERV.SYS
nerv.sys's topic is distress as a result of technical evolution in industrial civilizations. the collage-based music symbolizes the moods and parameters appearing under distress and the effects caused on the human mind and body. on this cd, telepherique try to transform these effects caused via the nerve system into music - caution: please listen at your own risk!
Listen:
CD1: "Parasympaticus.sys"
"Sympaticus.sys"
CD2: "Vegetative Innervation"
"Nervose Unruhe"
"Nerv.sys Stimmung"
Duebel (Germany), 2005
2CD
€9
ULTRA MILKMAIDS. PEPS
a hybrid of meditative electronics and ambient soundscapes combined with subliminal noises and arctic minimalism to frame a multitude of emotions. the attention to detail is shaped by the confusing mix of tones and silences.
Duebel (Germany), 2000
CD
€7,50



  • Experimental/industrial/avantgarde/noise
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LILES, ANDREW. IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS
A fantastic new album by the highly prolific Brighton soundsmith, featuring work remixed/re-organised by Nurse With Wound, Colin Potter, Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear), John Coleclaugh, Ruse, Band Of Pain, Bass Communion, Auto Manipulator, Irr. APP (Ext), Darren Tate, The Hafler Trio, Unsong, Vidna Obmana and Freiband. 8-page booklet.
Fourth Dimension (UK), 2006
CD
€9
MERZBOW. SCSI DUCK
Four pieces by Japan's most prolific king of electronic noise, Masami Akita. Released in an edition of 500 in 2003.
Fourth Dimension (UK), 2003
CD
€9



  • Folk rock/neofolk/neoclassical/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE...
"With Friends Like These" is a double CD compilation by Tursa and Kaparte Productions who are jointly responsible for the successful "Ship Of Fools " club nights in central London. Oldies like Orchestra Noir, Sieben, Naevus, Tor Lundvall, Tony Wakeford, Andrew King and Arcana are joined by a roster of less gnarled artists from the UK, Europe and beyond. This is a compilation of artists not constrained by musical label or ghetto: Albireon, Alex Monk, Amber Asylum, Andrew King, Arcana, Art Immunda, Autumn Grieve, Brown Sierra, Christy & Emily, Cutty Sark, Eva Eden, Gargemella, Golgatha, Gregorio Bardini, Guy Harries, Heidika, Hekate, Hide & Seek, Hong Kong In The 60s, Human Greed, Man Eat Man Eat Man, Mercy Liao, Naevus, Orchestra Noir, Pilori, (r), Richard Moult, Rose Rovine E Amanti, Seventh Harmonic, Shining Vril, Sieben, Sonver, Susan Matthews, That Summer, The Hare & The Moon, Tony Wakeford, Tor Lundvall, Vega, Vultures and While Angels Watch. 8-page booklet.
Listen:
CD1: TONY WAKEFORD "Night Forever"
TOR LUNDVALL "The Shipyard In Winter / Safety In Grey"
HEKATE "Idelia"
CD2: ANDREW KING "Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor"
ARCANA "As Night Turns To Day"
NAEVUS "Soil And Soil Alike"
Tursa / Kaparte Promotions (UK), 2010
2CD
€15



  • Psychedelic rock/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
PSYCHIC TV / PTV3. MR. ALIEN BRAIN VS. THE SKINWALKERS
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle) and her reactivated Psychic TV aka "PTV3" release their second album. Most of these tracks were made for NPR's "World Cafe" programme in Philadelphia, May 2008 or at Galapagos Arts Space, Brooklyn, New York 2007. This initial pressing includes an exclusive DVD boasting 30 minutes of unseen Psychic TV / PTV3 on the road and in the studio by filmmaker Marie Losier and other surprises. For this project Psychic TV / PTV3 were: Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Edley ODowd, Hanna Haddix, Marrkus Aurelius Cirkus Maximus Fabulous Perrson, David XXX Maxxx, Alice Genese and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. No overdubs, no remixing. What you hear is what the band played. Includes "I Am Making A Mirror", Lady Jaye's song / poem for Genesis previously only available on the vinyl version of "Hell Is Invisible...", the previously unreleased mix of "New York Story" by Michael Gira (Angels of Light, Swans), songs from PTV3's residency at Galapagos Art Space as well as 2 entirely new tracks: "The Alien Brain" and "I Love You, I Know". This album is lovingly dedicated to Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge: 1969-2007.
Listen:
"The Alien Brain"
"I Am Making A Mirror"
"New York Story" (Michael Gira Mix)
Feelee / Soyuz Music, 2009
CD
€10



  • Drone/ambient/black metal/noise/doom/industrial/experimental/power electronics/neofolk/modern classical
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY. STEALTH
Sublime new album from the drone / dark ambient legend. As a project commissioned for Cold Spring, "Stealth" presents itself as an exploration of sounds neither here nor there, textures camouflaged against their own background noise, and the distant crackling telemetric code-speak of a vague humanity hidden behind a cloak of deadly high-technology. Comprising of five deeply-layered extended tracks, mixed and edited from re-sampled location recordings originally captured inside the hanger environs of a Northrop-Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber, during a period of downtime maintenance at a U.S. Air Force base in Cambridgeshire, England. Original field recordings and texture preparations by FOURM / Si_Comm. First edition pressing of 1000 copies includes second disc comprised of this *pre-mix* material in its original, un-edited form, as a representation of the source audio from which "Stealth" was reconstituted. Deep listening inspired by one of the most mysterious aircraft of the 20th century. Headphones recommended. 8-page booklet.
Cold Spring (UK), 2012
2CD
€14
PSYCHIC TV. BATSCHKAPP
Recorded at Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany, 10th December 1984. Originally issued as a bonus CD for the first 1000 copies of 'Were You Ever Bullied At School - Do You Want Revenge?' (CSR27CD, 1999). That first edition sold out immediately and has not been available in any form for 12 years. Personnel: Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Fergusson, Paul 'Grimsby' Reeson and John 'Zos Kia' Gosling.
Listen:
"Three Legge Songe"
"Unclean (Bring Out Your Dead)"
"Papal Breakdance..."
Cold Spring (UK), 2012
CD
€9
PSYCHIC TV. THEMES
For the first time, all THEMES albums by PSYCHIC TV released together, in a sumptuous, matt laminate, spot-varnished box set. The music itself was designed not only as soundtrack but also for subsequent use by Initiates of The Temple Ov Psychick Youth in their rituals as Functional music intended only to aid in the process of making things happen. It is a practical tool. Thee essential collection of rare, archive and modern PTV ritual / esoteric musick! Each CD has been carefully remastered and is presented in it's own matt laminate, spot-varnished mini-LP sleeve. The box also includes a 32-page booklet of rare photos and essays. "Themes" was originally released in 1982 as a limited bonus LP with the first 5000 copies of the legendary PSYCHIC TV album "Force The Hand Of Chance". Musicians: Stan Bingo, Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Soisong), Genesis P-Orridge, and David Tibet (Current 93). "Themes 2" was originally released on LP in 1985 by Temple Records and subsequently reissued as an extended CD version by Cold Spring in 1997. Musicians: Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Fergusson, John Gosling (Zos Kia, Coil, Mekon). "Themes 2" is presented here as a 2 CD set, including the full vinyl version - plus the original "Unclean" 12" and it`s two B side tracks that were recorded in the same sessions. "Themes 3" was originally released on LP in 1986 by Temple Records and is presented here for the first time on CD, completely remastered. Musicians: Genesis P-Orridge, John Gosling (Zos Kia, Coil, Mekon), Mark Sangerman, Monte Cazazza. "Themes 3" is presented here as a 2 CD set, with an unheard, yet legendary version performed in Boston, US by Genesis P-Orridge and John Gosling under the title of "Pagan Easter". "Themes 4" is a brand new Psychic TV album, recorded by the late partner of Genesis P-Orridge, Lady Jaye and Psychic TV. Compiled by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Ryan Martin and Bryin Dall. Musicians: Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Larry Thrasher, Bryin Dall.
Listen:
CD1. THEMES:
"Part IV. New Guinea Headhunters Pipe, Large And Small Drum"
CD2. THEMES 2 / UNCLEAN (1984):
"Themes 2 Part One"
"Unclean"
CD3. THEMES 2 A PRAYER FOR DEREK JARMAN:
"Elipse Of Flowers"
CD4. THEMES 3 (1984):
"Themes 3 - Track 1"
CD5. THEMES 3 CD2 A PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD ALTERNATE VERSION OF THE SET OF THEMES 3 (1984):
"Untitled"
CD6. THEMES 4 LADY JAYE:
"I'm Making A Mirror"
Cold Spring (UK), 2011
6CD box
€46
V/A - JOHN BARLEYCORN REBORN: REBIRTH
The double-edged nature of the harvest season can be both a blessing and a burden; a vision of superabundant excess than can't possibly be consumed before it rots. Our pre-industrial forebears expended considerable time and energy on conserving some of autumn's bounty against the scarcity of winter... yet somehow, people would survive to till their fields again the following spring. The compilers of the first 'John Barleycorn Reborn' compilation, released in 2007, faced a similar embarrassment of riches - a testament both to English folk heritage and the health of the contemporary folk music scene. So here we have the second crop from that original sowing. Originally released for download only, now finally available as a stunning double CD, with every track completely remastered to the highest quality. 33 tracks from the cream of current dark British Folk music: Orchis, Twelve Thousand Days, Magpiety, The Story, Telling The Bees, David A Jaycock, Yealand Redmayne, Charlotte Greig & Johan Asherton, Steve Tyler, The Wendigo, Owl Service, Far Black Furlong, Xenis Emputae Travelling Band, Sedayne, The Straw Bear Band, Novemthree, Paul Newman, James Reid, JefvTaon, Wooden Spoon, The Big Eyes Family Players, Sundog, Clive Powell, Mac Henderson And Grand Union Morris, Cunnan, Mary Jane, Daughters Of Elvin, Misericordia, Venereum Arvum, The Anvil and Sunshine Coding. 16-page booklet.
Cold Spring (UK), 2011
2CD
€14
V/A - WE BRING YOU A KING WITH A HEAD OF GOLD
The follow-up to our award winning Folk compilation "John Barleycorn Reborn" from 2007. 34 tracks and 146 minutes of music from the best of current British Folk artists. The raw green of spring is burnished through midsummer into the baked golden crust of August, the headlong vigour of new growth slowing, ripening into a sagging, fecund fullness. Crows wheel low over a cornfield, inkblots spilt on the wide blue sky, their ragged cries cracking the drowsy haze of high summer. Cornstalks rustle and whisper secretively, heads nodding sagely in the light breeze, spread resplendent over the land like the bushy sun-bleached beard of Barleycorn himself, basking in the afternoon heat. The image fades, dispersing into the ripples of Mimir's black mirror, and now the harvest appears as the radiant blonde braids of gentle Sif, Norse goddess of the corn, ever-faithful wife of Thor, patroness of fidelity, of promises kept. Again the mirror ripples, and now the corn forms the mane of a magnificent horse, surging over the earth, alive with energy, bearing the memory of innumerable harvests past and the promise of harvests yet to come, past and future radiating out in all directions from this perfect, poised moment of completion. It's time to reap. (Simon Collins) CD1: Barron Brady, Cernunnos Rising, Corncrow, Dragon Spirit, Drohne, Emil Brynge, Kate Harrison, Kim Thompsett, Laienda, Magicfolk, Mama, Philip Butler & Natasha Tranter, Sproatly Smith, The Rowan Amber Mill, Tinkerscuss, Tony Wakeford, Touch The Earth and Wyrdstone. CD2: Autumn Grieve, Beneath The Oak, Demdyke, Ian McKone, Jennifer Crook, John Parker, Rattlebag, Relig Oran, Richard Masters, Ruby Throat, Sedayne : Sundog, Telling The Bees, The Fates, The Hare And The Moon, The Kittiwakes ¨ Venereum Arvum. 16page booklet.
Cold Spring (UK), 2010
2CD
€15
MACHINEFABRIEK. VELDWERK
Sublime drone music and field recordings by Rutger Zuydervelt. 'Slovensko I & II' are best seen as a travel diary, recorded in Slovakia. 'Rusland' is a sound collage comprising field recordings and sections of live performances made in Russia. 'The Breaking Water' can be heard as a sonic portrait of Rotterdam's famous Erasmus bridge. It includes recordings taken from both on and beneath the bridge. 'Floor & Radio', contrasting against outdoor silence, features squeaking floors, distorted signal and radio static. Makino Takashi asked RZ to perform a score for his film 'In Your Star'. After a screening in Tokyo, a studio version was recorded. The result is 'Apollo', a sonic journey to space and beyond. Digipak.
Listen:
"Slovensko I"
"Rusland"
"Apollo"
Cold Spring (UK), 2011
CD
€9
MACHINEFABRIEK. DAAS
The tracks on Daas have been carefully picked to form a provoking, haunting journey. What the tracks have in comon is a sense of nostalgic graininess. As with the music of Philip Jeck, The Caretaker or William Basinski, these tracks are full of degrading melodies and dusty ambience. 'Daas' is the previously unreleased opening track of the album, and feautures contributions by the great Richard Skelton. This track was made as a reaction to the piece 'Koploop'. 'Flotter', 'Koploop' and 'Grom' were previously available on small run self released 3" CDRs. Sold out for some time now, these tracks deserved a wider audience. These three long tracks also seem to come from the same galaxy, making perfect sense when put together. 'Onkruid' was a track previously released on 'A Room Forever', as an expensive and extremely limited 12" boxset, now brought to a wider audience. Digipak.
Listen:
"Daas"
"Flotter"
"Koploop"
Cold Spring (UK), 2010
CD
€9
MACHINEFABRIEK. VLOED
'Vloed' is a collection of (slightly edited) live performances, recorded between 2006 and 2008 in Amsterdam and Den Haag. "All performances find Machinefabriek in fine form, offering up thick billows of warm guitar shimmer, fluttery staticky ambience, and at one point some uncharacteristically heavy super distorted metallic guitar, but here, it's not so much metal as simply a mighty drone, thick and throbbing and super intense. There are long stretches of near silence and super minimal high end drone, glimmering slow building crescendos, squalls of distorted choral buzz, warm whirring metallic reverberations, shimmery and dense black dronemusik, all the stuff we love about Machinefabriek" (Aquarius). Beautifully remastered with a 20-minute bonus track, 'Vloed' captures the immersive live experience of a Machinefabriek concert. Digipak.
Cold Spring (UK), 2010
CD
€9
HOGAN, ANNI. MOUNTAIN
'Mountain' is an artistic collaboration between musicians Anni Hogan, Robert Strachan and Itchy Ear, film maker Bob Wass and mountaineer Cathy O'Dowd. Hogan and Itchy Ear originally worked on a series of piano pieces inspired by Rene Daumal's 'Mount Analogue' and the superior wisdom of mountains, using O'Dowds Himalayan conquests for particular authentic inspiration. Robert and Anni used these pieces and the Himalayan peaks as a template for painting a soundwave soundscape around the piano compositions. Cathy has supplied all the photographs for the album sleeve, beautifully edited by Abby Helasdottir, and Cathy has performed a fascinating and revealing monologue over the piece 'Deathzone'. The 'Mountain' film has been created by Bob Wass from Cathy's original film footage of her Everest expeditions. The film and soundtrack are an experimental 'journey' to explore sonically and visually the nature of 'journey and mountains'. 8page booklet.
Listen:
"Strange Beauty"
"Mother Goddess"
"Deathzone"
Cold Spring (UK), 2011
DualDisc
€12,50
MERZBOW. ANICCA
The first track on Merzbow's latest opus was recorded at Tin Pan Alley studios, London, on 20th April 2008 - the day after his momentous performance at ULU. Akita created an astounding and very unique 20-minute track, playing freestyle drums over his trademark noise. The final 2 tracks were created at Munemi House in Tokyo. Another fine example of why Merzbow is the undisputed King of Japanese Noise! 58 minutes in total.
Cold Spring (UK), 2008
CD
€9
SEVERIN, STEVEN. BLOOD OF A POET (LE SANG D'UN POETE)
Acclaimed solo artist and founding member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steven Severin's debut album for Cold Spring Records is titled "Blood Of A Poet (Le Sang d'un Poete). This album is his entire soundtrack to Jean Cocteau's 1930 black & white surrealist classic and is the second in his ongoing series of "Music For Silents". During their reign, Siouxsie & the Banshees established themselves as one of the foremost alternative artists and the only survivors of the London punk scene to evolve, innovate and succeed until their final demise in 2002. Severin has since committed himself almost exclusively to scoring for film & TV. Since May 2008 Severin has been performing live accompaniment to silent films, startling audiences across the globe who have now come to expect the unexpected from the man who has crossed paths with such diverse luminaries as John Cale, Alan Moore, Jarboe, Lydia Lunch, Marc Almond, Merc Cunningham, Robert Smith and the Tiger Lillies. "Blood Of A Poet" received it's premiere at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood in January this year and this October sees Severin embark on his first ever solo tour of the UK hosted by the Picturehouse chain of cinemas. Digisleeve.
Cold Spring (UK), 2010
CD
€9
SEHNSUCHT. WUSTE
Former MAYHEM front man MANIAC, whose band SKITLIV has proved to be a surprising departure from the Black Metal genre for which he was best known for over 20 years, has formed a side-project with fiance Vivian Slaughter, bass player/vocalist with the Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER, SKITLIV's guitarist Ingvar Magnusson and experimentalist Andrew Liles (NURSE WITH WOUND). Unlike SKITLIV, which is a noise/doom amalgam, with Maniacs vocals still firmly rooted in Black Metal, SEHNSUCHT is in the noise / darkwave / ambient genre, with any vestiges of Black Metal pared away. 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Sult"
"Good Morning Great Moloch" (lyrics by David Tibet)
"Hanging In English Garden" (lyrics by David Tibet)
Cold Spring (UK), 2010
CD
€9
SKITLIV. AMFETAMIN
Exclusive release from the Doom / Noise project of Maniac (ex-MAYHEM), featuring Kvarforth (SHINING), and with special guest vocals by Attila (SUNN O))), MAYHEM). From Black Metal through Funeral Doom and Demonic Noise, Skitliv cover all the bases in modern extreme sonics. The CD version includes bonus tracks from Skitliv's live performance at the Camden Underworld, London, 13th December 2007, with a special intro from CURRENT 93 (David Tibet & Andrew Liles).
Listen:
"Amfetamin"
"Slow Pain Coming" (Cold Spring Mix)
CURRENT 93 "Intro: Who Will Deliver Us From Gold & Planets?" (live)
Cold Spring (UK), 2008
CD
€9
FIRE IN THE HEAD. CONFESSIONS OF A NARCISSIST
"Confessions Of A Narcissist" marks the final full-length release by Fire In The Head ending six years of sonic warfare with an assault of manic, self-indulgent industrial electronics. Drawing as much influence from early punk / hardcore as from industrial / power electronics, F/I/T/H was conceived as a cathartic outlet to explore and ratify the delusions and social perversions resultant of psychosis and the darker side of man's conflicted dual nature, to fan the flames which engulf the borders between obsession, compulsion, lust and need. The tracks on this release were recorded in 2007-2008 and are the last of the "short, sharp, shock" vocal tracks which Michael abandoned in favour of "epic" length industrial / ambient compositions. Features guest appearances from Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni) and J. Randall (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), with exclusive artwork from Blinko.
Cold Spring (UK), 2010
CD
€9
WICKED KING WICKER. GOD IS BUSY... SAVE YOURSELF
Wicked King Wicker is pure doom. Their brand of guttural expression strips away the rock n roll base and leaves nothing for the listener than the caustic reality of the darkest side of life. It is heavy, barbaric and void of hope. Wicked King Wicker has taken the power of doom metal and added noise to mix to make its point - a point that has been celebrated by loyal listeners around the world, as well as in the mainstream music press like Terrorizer magazine, which gave the band's first two albums 8.5 ratings. While their style is not for everyone, the number of people being turned on by their nihilism is growing fast. "God Is Busy: Save Yourself" is their 6th album, and their first released outside of the U.S. There are lots of labels that can apply to their music, and other bands with a similar approach to theirs, but the bottom line is Wicked King Wicker is unique, and their extreme doom stands alone as the heaviest, most brutal doom imaginable and it may take you places you don't want to go.
Cold Spring (UK), 2009
CD
€9
BLEEDING HEART NARRATIVE. ALL THAT WAS MISSING WE NEVER HAD IN THE WORLD
Reissue of the stunning debut BHN album from spring 2008 (Ltd x 200). Working with a constantly evolving autumnal orchestra of layered cellos, repeating piano melodies, hushed vocals and mutant textures of sound and noise, Bleeding Heart Narrative has constructed a unique, haunting and compelling album. BHN is the work of sole composer, artist and producer Oliver Barrett, working in the live spectrum as a septet. Presented in a digipak with the new and exclusive bonus track "Blueskywards". Digipak.
Cold Spring (UK), 2009
CD
€9
SOUTH SATURN DELTA. EXPERIENCE THE CONCRETENESS
This is South Saturn Delta's debut album, featuring their finest live recordings from between 2003-2005, in Osaka and Tokyo. SSD is a kind of Japanoise supergroup, formed in 2003, with guitar and voice from Maso Yamazaki (Masonna), synth and voice from Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro, C.C.C.C., YBO2) and drums from Nobuko Emi (Tsurubami). An extreme psychedelic noise trip over 4 lengthy tracks.
Listen:
"Captain Beefstake Plant"
"Decadence Cultivation"
"Rocket Incantation"
Cold Spring (UK), 2007
CD
€8,50
NECROPOLIS. NECROSPHERE
Re-issue of a CD-R, published by Zhelezobeton in 2003 limited to 85 copies. The album was recorded as a soundtrack to author's dreams and based on field recordings made in taiga and disused military missile shafts. Cold Spring is reissuing this immense dark ambient creation - remastered with brand new, stunning artwork and an extra 14-minute long track.
Cold Spring (UK), 2006
CD
€7,50



  • Industrial/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - 23 DRIFTS TO GUESTLING
Experimental. Originally released in 1983, this stands as the missing piece of the jigsaw between Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Scrapbook rehearsals, formative ideas, radio snippets, interviews and general nonsense. CD version original cassette release of the contributions of the many people that made up Throbbing Gristle, Coum Transmissions, Coil and Psychic TV, brought to you by FOPI. Features: Throbbing Gristle, Genesis P-Orridge, Psychic TV, Monte Cazazza, Peter Christopherson, Martin Denny, Joan Armstrong, Gary Gilmore, Adi Newton, Frank Zappa, Charles Manson, Alex Fergusson & Lynette Fromme (Manson Family).
Listen:
PETER CHRISTOPHERSON "Sleazy Plays One Of His Favourite Records"
COUM TRANSMISSIONS "Stained By Dead Horses"
THROBBING GRISTLE "Process - T.G. In The Death Factory"
Iham Products / FOPI (USA), 2008
CD
€9



  • Drone/ambient/doom/noise/industrial/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
HEGRE, JOHN. COLORS DON'T CLASH
Finally, here it is! An album we've been waiting for since starting the label a few years ago and it was worth waiting every minute. While maintaining a busy release and tour schedule with Jazzkammer (now called Jazkamer, a duo with Lasse Marhaug) which recently included their new glorious metal album for Smalltown Supersound (aptly titled "Metal Music Machine"), the "Panic" CD on the Bottrop-Boy label and concerts all over the world (including South America, South East Asia, Japan, etc.), his marvellous "Ballads" duo album with Maja Ratkje on Dekorder and countless other collaborative projects, he has been working on his solo debut album whenever time allowed. Returning to his original instrument the electric guitar, Hegre has produced an extremely diverse album mutating from hypnotic computer-loop drones to some glorious free analogue noise, from abstract banjo-like sketches to thick washes of sludgy doom metal and roaring noise rock, from divine electroacoustic sounds to otherworldly country-esque and classical guitar picking, all within one track, and often all at once, with small and simple melodies lurking within huge drifts of sound. And not one element sounds out of place here, it's rather like the collages of seemingly inappropriate bits and pieces create a totally unique surreal and creepy atmosphere. Dozens of small details suddenly appear from nowhere, transforming even the most brutal noise attacks into complex textural arrangements, making this the most essential guitar album of the year. Digifile.
Listen:
"Don't"
"Worry"
"Never"
Dekorder (Germany), 2006
CD
€9
BEEQUEEN. SUGARBUSH
The legendary third full length CD by Beequeen from 1995, produced by Mark Poysden, breaking away from the older ambient industrial sound and a much richer sound tapestry. Widely acclaimed as a highlight in the Beequeen back catalogue. Features covers of titles like 'Return To Sender' (Elvis Presley) and 'A Beautiful Noise' (Neil Diamond) set to completely different music. As "Sugarbush" featured a lot of processed guitar sounds, Beequeen refer to this as their 'guitar-album'. Dedicated to Joseph Beuys.
Raum 312 (Germany), 1995
CD
€11



  • Noise/drone/musique concrete/experimental/modern classical
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
DRUMM, KEVIN. NECRO ACOUSTIC
The soundworld of avant-garde laptop guitarist Kevin Drumm is a beguiling, isolated and often harrowing place to visit. His catalogue of releases for labels like Hospital Productions and Mego have singled him out as an elemental force within the parameters of drone, noise and darkest ambient. "Necro Acoustic" 5CD boxset contains "Lights Out" (new album recorded 2006-2008); "Malaise" (reissue of the limited-edition double-cassette previously released on Hospital Productions); "Decrepit" (previously unreleased material from 1998-1999, plus tracks from split LP with 2673 [Kitty Play, 2005] and the LP on Dilemma, 2008); "No Edit" (new album of prepared guitar material recorded in 2009); and "Organ" (first-time release of the 55-minute version of this track - believed for years to have been lost, recently discovered - previously released in edited form on Comedy (Moikai, 2000). Solid box with gold print, individual CD-wallets and 24-page booklet.
Pica Disk (Norway), 2010

out of stock!
5CD box
€30
JAZKAMER. THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO JAZKAMER
The final release in Jazkamer's 2010 series is a 4CD Box-set. CD1: "Wind On Wednesday" (previously unreleased first album from 1998). CD2: "Compilation Tracks" (16 tracks selected from various compilations 2000-2007). CD3: "Vinyl On CD" (first CD version of the "Turntable Surface Fireball 2" LP; the "Knitter" 7", the Jazkamer sides of the Opec and Sandbleistift split LPs). CD4: "Live And More stuff" (live recordings from 2002 and 2010 + rarities). BOOKLET 1: The History of Jazkamer (16 pages). BOOKLET 2: Photos from Jazkamer's adventures over the years (20 pages).
Pica Disk (Norway), 2010
4CD box
€28
RATKJE, MAJA S.K. / LASSE MARHAUG. MUSIC FOR GARDENING
The forth entry in Ratkje and Marhaug's "Music For"-collaborative series. After Shopping (2002), Loving (2004) and Faking (2005) comes... Gardening. The title is inspired by Ratkje's new life in the coutryside. The seven tracks on this CD are meant to inspire the listener to spend more time in their garden taking care of their plants.
Pica Disk (Norway), 2009
CD
€10



  • Noise/drone/ambient/musique concrete/experimental/modern classical/art rock/neofolk/avantgarde/electro-pop
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
SOL, EDWARD. SUN STORM RAMPAGE
Over 45 minutes of sounds captured on concert, by famous Ukrainian composer and sound artist Edward Sol. Recorded on Christmass 2011 in Kiev directly to digital recorder with no edits and overdubs. Recording has some uncritical technical deffects, and artist's performing way sometimes quite far from the perfect, but we liked that massive psychedelic space collage a lot and decided to release it on proper CD. The music varies from delicate electroacoustic textures to killer static powerdrone, spaced synths and bestial metal junk, but general approach remains full of energy, beauty and elegance. CD artwork is identical to concert's theme: both dedicated to supernatural Solar activity and to sacral mathematics of Pythagoras. CD in oversized gatefold sleeve.
Listen:
"Sun Storm Rampage"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2012
CD
€8,50
SOL, EDWARD. UNHAPPY PEOPLE LOVE TO HURT THINGS
Edward Sol has a solo tape out on a new Ukranian label called Village Tapes. Sol uses here tape loops, reel echo, found tapes, weird voices, radio noises, synths, electronics & oscillators and computer, and continues where he was with his recent solo CD 'Sun Storm Rampage' but then through shorter pieces, eight in total, and perhaps a bit more experimental. The b-side seems odd: the left channel gives regular music, but soft and the right channel gives us perhaps the music of Sol. I can't figure out wether this is the idea of the music or perhaps some error in copying. It sounds nice at first but in the end it wears out the idea. But throughout the music presented here by Edward Sol is very nice again, on the edge of noise mostly with distorted sounds, crude cut-ups and over the top loops which result in yet another fine release. (FdW) Limited edition of 50 copies.
Village Tapes (Ukraine), 2012
C-30
€5
SOL, EDWARD. MOTELS & CUPIDS
Thematically, this album is about having slept in stranger's places: motels and lover's beds. It's about a felling of new unused rooms, hearing a strange new sounds etc. Technically, It's a audio collage out of lo-fi found tapes, untuned radio-signals, clear and manipulated field-recordings, retro-samples + some synths. Actually, quite sleepy, claustrophobic and boring music. Most of the recordings I have used on this I made in 2007-2009, when I used to live in my old small appartment in the city. I've decided to release that material in contrast to my actual open-spaced village existence. Real-time dubbed red cassettes. Full-color printed on recycled paper O-Cases. Limited edition of 50 copies.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2011
C-30
€5
GRIZZLY IMPLODED. DANCE OF PARTICLES
Being inspired by many names in a long tradition of Italian avantgarde, Quasi Pop finally has a real connection to exerimental Italian scene. Recording under the name of Grizzly Imploded, played by such a power-trio (guitar + guitar + drums) also known as Strongly Imploded. Cassette delivers the raw demonic and mystical experience, both musical and visual. Traditional rock instruments spasmes and play no rock music, but someting mercyless - ritualistic trans-like stream of unconsciousness. Grizzly Imploded: Francesco Gregoretti - drums, Maurizio Argenziano - guitar, Sergio Albano - guitar. Recorded in August 2011 at the Strongly Imploded basement studio in Napoli, Italy. Mixed by Maurizio Argenziano. Limited edition of 50 copies.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2012
C-20
€5
SHAMELESS BARBARIANS. PINKMILK
Shameless Barbarians is Ukrainian free-membership, having interest in theatre/scene/audio performances, free improvisation, audio/anti-audio objects, sound/anti-sound tracks, spaces meta-integrations etc. Music on this cassette was recorded in 2008 by trio of performers (electro-organ, keyboard, analogue synth + prepeared tape) as free improvisation jam in stricktly reglamented tonal key. As for the "basis partiture" the prepeared tape has been used (vocoder + echo + found sounds). Both sides of the cassette contain the different version of the same two pieces - Birdmilk and Pinkmilk. Versions differ more likely, by dynamic and space-forming nuanses, than compositionally. The result, in our opinion, is a bit old-fashioned synth-music on "sci-fi esoteric-mythologic" theme. Perhaps it's cosmic psychedelic synth ambient. UK-made (pink!!!) cassettes dubbed in real-time on vintage Hi-Fi cassette decks. Professionally printed on nice recycled paper j-cards, all packed in plastic boxes. Limited edition of 50 copies.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2011
C-30
€5
MERZBOW. DEAD ZONE
The multi-billions trasinternational concerns think we want more and more cars, computers and mobile phones. For offering all these crap to us for cheap, they need more and more cheap energy. They want nuclear power plants which are powerfull and good in making money, but this technology is extremely dangerous for the people and for our planet. To get a cheap plastic junk today, we are agree to kill our child's future today. We have already had two colossal nuclear disasters in only last 25 years: Chernobyl (Ukraine) in 1986 and Fukushima (Japan) in 2011. There are lots of information everywhere about the sas consequences of both and do we really need more proofs? Japanese noise master Masami Akita recorded CD "Dead Zone" in March 2011, the day after the first explosion of Fukushima Nuclear power plant. All pictures for the artwork were taken in Chernobyl and Prypiat in May 2011. This CD is dedicated to the worldwide anti-nuclear movement. Limited edition in ecopack.
Listen:
"The Blade Of Oblivion"
"The Spirit Indulges In The Sadness"
"China Glass"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2011
CD
€8,50
ASTRO & CORNUCOPIA. DEEP WIND
The second collaboration between Japanese noise legend Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro) and duo Cornucopia from Puerto Rico, though the first one released on CD. Each from two tracks is from the particular artist, and based on opponent's sound sources. Totally psychedelic record, often in extreme frequences & dynamics, it features some Cornucopia's trademark pulsating sounds, while Astro's track is unstopable stream of deep, heavy and slow as hell noise magma. Physical, brutal and meditative. Pure beauty of modern extreme electronic music.
Listen:
CORNUCOPIA "Deep Wind I"
ASTRO "Deep Wind II (Multicellular Dream)"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2010
CD
€8,50
KK NULL. GALACTIC TORNADO
The album "Galactic Tornado" by Mr. Kazuyuki Kishino (KK NULL) presents the deep, dense & dynamic electronic music. It's unconditional, intuitive and highly emotional excellent audio-work. Combining synthetic sounds from various synthesizers and electronic machines with acoustic audio signals, the composer explores (from his own point of view) some artistic values of "psychedelic electronic sound" that were widly presented on space/electronic/kraut albums from 70s. Naturally, this CD could be recommended for listeners who prefer the contemporary experimental sound in its highest quality and for fans of "retro spacey" sound from the groups such as Popol Vuh, Cluster or even Tangerined Dream as well. Luxurious 6-panels digipak with silver lettering and spot varnishing feautures artwork with images done by Kazuyuki Kishino. 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
"Galactic Tornado 1"
"Galactic Tornado 2"
"Galactic Tornado 5"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2008
CD
€8,50
MARHAUG, LASSE. IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD
Quasi Pop proudly presents this record by Norwegian experimental/noise hero Lasse Marhaug. On this record he plays with the methods and traditions of serious electronic avantgarde that integrated into the aesthetics of loud & bloody harsch noise music. Damn hard, loud and overloaded skillfull thing, but exciting and highly intelligent at the same time. Please, play this CD as loud as it possible! This is CD re-release of the same-titled very limited CD-R released in 2006 on chinese label Doufu. Our CD version with brand new artwork was fully re-mastered and also some tracks were added. The stunning collage artwork & design for this release by Lasse Marhaug himself. Digipak.
Listen:
"Milwaukee Soundback"
"Business Class One"
"Glide Brakhage"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2007
CD
€8,50
KNUDSEN, JORGEN. WEALTH
This is the first solo album of Norwegian composer and musician Jorgen Knudsen who was a founding member of highly acclaimed duo Information. This duo had an unique combination of sound and creative methods as well as their interest in connecting music with visuals, texts, dances etc. Information released a few fantastic albums on labels such as Beatservice and Rune Grammofon. Jorgen had been working on his first solo album during last few years, recording and collecting the audio sources for it. Most of these recordings were made in defferent places around the planet: Norway, Iceland, Greece, Chech Republic, Japan, China, Shri-Lanka, Goa, Thailand, Cambodia etc... Generally speaking, "Wealth" has no typical style or even its own specific sound, this record reflects the Jorgen's interests in developing music in many different directions at the same time. Follows its name, "Wealth" is a surrealistic blend of natural sounds and field-recordings, acoustic instruments, exotic voices, delicate melodies in "Thai pop" style, different found sounds and noises. Another interesting fact about this release: the music was composed by Norwegian, recorded around the world, assembled in Cambodia and Thailand & at last, released on Ukrainian record label. Beautiful fotos on the cover of this album were made by Ukrainian photographer Sergey "Doctor" Volkov in Greece. Is this a Globalism? Digipak.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2006
CD
€8,50
ISHIDA, NAOKI. TONE REDUST
It's quite difficult to describe the music of Naoki Ishida's debut album correctly. There are a lot of spontaneous and "fortuitous" sounds from casual urban life in that music on the face of it. But it is impossible to be sure that these sounds are on the background of other elements or these sounds serve themselves as a background for something main... There are also some naive and unaffected chords played on acoustic guitar as well as some clinking and iridescent synth waves & gentle drones. Generally speaking, any tunes, any beats. But, on the whole the structure and the nature of "Tone Redust" isn't the typical "ambient" free flow nor "pop" bars + beats grid. Perhaps, the compositions of Naoki Ishida in a manner are deconstructed "digital" folk ballads or scant fat-free jazz pieces. And one more important note: there's not a "ready for use" music, there's just an non-ambitious audio-situation where the music is growing in process of being. This is the fixation on the moment of spilling over from routine life into something more artificial and adventurous... In other hand, this unstable situation exists between classical, everlasting questions: to be (the next sound or note or every event) or not to be. That album follows the traditions of aerial & environmental recordings of labels such Hapna or Lucky Kitchen. All music played & composed by Naoki Ishida with acoustic guitar, synth and field recordings. This is the very first release of artist from Japan on Quasi Pop.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2006
CD
€8,50
IVAN SAMSHIT. ESSENTIAL SHIT
The very first (and still remains the best) electro-pop Ukrainian group Ivan Samshit has recorded 12 (or even more) albums in period from 1987 to 1997, but very few of them was released on cassettes in Ukraine and Germany in 90th. "Essential Shit" is a compilation of the best tracks from these neglected recordings, that are available on CD for the first time ever! 19 tracks have been re-recorded directly from original pre-historyc master-cassettes and reel-tapes and carefully re-mastered using both modern digital and vintage analogue restoration equipment. In result, the sound of this CD is very similar to the tape sources - warm, deep, hissing and a bit raw in it's primal beauty. There are a lot of the well-known real "pop-hits" presented on CD and some more experimetal tracks as well. Digipak.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2007
CD
€8,50
LUNYOV, SVYATOSLAV. PARA PACEM PARA BELLUM
"Para Pacem Para Bellum" is the first CD release with the great music of Svyatoslav Lunyov's. That serious, highly emotional and spiritual work is the result of two general methods of creating music: academic tradition (scores, acoustic instruments and playing of the real musicians) and the contemporary/experimental way (generating, synthesis, editing with computer tools). Needs to say that this electro-acoustic work combines the well-known traditional elements of the Requiem, Passions and the Mass. There where the liturgical canon showes up just as the titles of some parts of the macrocycle. All the parts represent to some extent the variations of integral and unbroken melodic-harmonic complex. The whole work can be considered as a sort of chaconne. The main dramatical collision of this work develops on the level of interaction/contraposition between the natural acoustic sounds (the piano, organ and the strings) and the synthetic electronic timbres. 12-page booklet.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2006
CD
€8,50
V/A - MILLION WAYS TO SPEND YOUR TIME
CD compilation "Million Ways To Spend Your Time" is dedicated to 5th birthday of Ukrainian label Quasi Pop. It represents new & rare works works by label mates and exclusive tracks from Quasi Pop's friends from different countries: Black To Comm, Continental Fruit, Peel Off The Bass, Monofilament, TV Pow, Lasse Marhaug, Andrey Kiritchenko, Origami Epileptika, 8Rolek, Jorgen Knudsen, O.Lamm, The Complainer, Andreas Brandal, Alexey Petrov, Batcheeba, CharSky, Biblioteka Prospero.
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2006
CD
€8,50
BRANDAL, ANDREAS. DRIVE HOME WITH A HAMMER
This is the first full-length CD release by Norwegian noise artist Andreas Brandal. He has been making music with various bands and projects since the late 80's and released a several 7" and LPs on famous Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound as solo artist, as well as a participant of improv-noise duo Larmoyant. "Drive Home With A Hammer" is not "just another noise record". Once you hear it, you will be unexpectedly surprised by unique sense of Andreas in manipulating with interesting close-to-recognise sounds. His skills in working with macro/micro audio-events helps him to create the powerfull and impressive audio work using both vintage analogue equipment and modern computer tools. There is the smallest audio element that can indicate the way to the hidden layers and perspectives in sound. The album sounds very deep, organic and "analogue", because of hisses, brutal tape loops and "glitches" are the constant "ingredients" of Andreas output. The structure of tracks is clear and irregular at the same time, the music flows freely, but not quiet, because it is created with both composition and improvisation methods. Digipak.
Listen:
"Level"
"File Under Lost"
"Drive Home With A Hammer"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2005
CD
€7,50
PEEL OFF THE BASS. PEEL OFF THE BASS
Talented, emotional and non-conform music of the group Peel Off The Bass from Dnepropetrovsk can be described as post-rock and is the first released ukrainian album in this genre. Abstract mosaic melodies, pulsing monotonous rhythms, lots of guitar improvisations. "Self-made", raw, Lo-Fi sound of the rock-group that is playing something that sounds like ambient, avant-garde art rock and garage noise at the same time. Sensitively impression and exciting ascetic disc, very solid and interesting. This 9 tracks are recorded in 2001 by the group's members themselves, in the atmosphere of cultural and information isolation. These facts were not reflected in the sound but represent the group as a musical phenomenon of ukrainian underground scene. It is quite evident that Peel Off The Bass and their debut album will be included the classic ukrainian underground.
Listen:
"S Breath"
"Based"
"Erehenola"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2002
CD-R
€5
LILY. SOFT PINK GIRL
The debut single "Soft Pink Girl" of duo Lily from Kyiv contains the radically re-done material, originally recorded at 1998 and "archived" till now. Different instrumental sketches, "deconstructive" sound collages and the grotesque anti-plays that were recorded in the 90's didn't fit into the general direction of Lily's music. Now these tracks acquired their own contemporary forms after the several years of project stagnation. Modern Lily's interpretation can be ironically described as "sadistic cyber-punk lounge-core". Sound and structure of these tracks resembles the mixture of post-rock and ambient-noise and hard-pop. Quite eccentric product for the listeners with "well-developed" imagination and ill humored. The disc was designed by Lily members together with Spiritus Design Group.
Listen:
"Strange E-mail"
"A Girl Still Missing"
"King Of Pop"
Quasi Pop (Ukraine), 2002
3"CD-R
€3,90



  • Ambient/noise/experimental/tribal/industrial/dark-jazz
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
COTE DESERTE. DALE COOPER'S CASE
A Moscow - St.Petersburg based project inspired by Angelo Badalamenti's score for the "Twin Peaks" TV series. The project's music is a cocktail made of jazz, ambient and modern experimental music which will appeal to the fans of such bands as Dale Cooper Quartet And The Dictaphones, The Necks, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, No-Man, etc. 6 tracks, 33 minutes.
Listen:
"Dale Cooper's Theme"
"In The Red Room"
"The Owls Are Not What They Seem"
Aquarellist, 2011
CD
€8,50
RAPOON. MEDIA STUDIES
New album is dedicated to the research of mass media's manipulation of people's minds. "These recordings include the voice of David Icke. They reflect on the role of the media in shaping and informing opinions (the war in Iraq for example showed the shameless use of the media by a government intent on war whatever the real facts were) and in furthering prejudices and persecution of those who have differing views and dare to express them. In 1991 Icke was "interviewed" on a well known prime time chat show with the sole purpose of public humiliation for "entertainment" value. There are many instances of the use of media for manipulation and propaganda and many have succumbed to the pressures when the media has been directed against them by malevolent forces (Dr David Kelly, UN weapons inspector in Iraq). The words of David Icke are used here in a benign and impartial way. Whatever your views about the thoughts of the man you have to admire his tenacity against the odds." Digipak + 2 cards.
Listen:
"TW Is A ****"
"The Vital Idiot"
"Survey The World"
Aquarellist, 2011
CD
€10
RAPOON. WASTELAND RAGA
New album of Rapoon dedicated to the memories of real art born from industrial wastelands of northern England. Trademark dark ambient combining melancholic tunes with industrial landscapes, tribal rhythms with sitar and other ethnic instruments, experimental approach with traditions... "While I was recently traveling through Eastern Europe recently, I passed through an area of industrial decline that reminded me strongly of the devastation of the Industrial heartlands of the UK during the early Thatcher years. The broken windows and twisted metal of the abandoned warehouses, the derelict pit-heads and the ruined factories all brought back memories of that grim time when the divide between rich and poor was never so obvious. Yet amongst the derelict factories and the red-brick estates of the North of England new music and art sprang forth as if driven by the desolate conditions. Out of the darkness came forth beauty in many forms. Wasteland raga is a remembrance of those times when art and politics held close and intertwined out of a real sense of purpose and unity. Now we have the bland unoriginal days of New Labour and the suits, bland self-satisfied music, and the crassness of yet another bad "art installation" in a "city of culture". Passing through the derelict wastelands of Industrial decline in Eastern Europe I was touched with nostalgia for a time when there was a sense of "us and them"... Art has stuck it's fat lazy arse on the side of the suits and the money men. Viva revolution!!!" [Robin Storey] Digipak + 2 cards.
Aquarellist, 2009
CD
€10
VRESNIT. SEED SOLAR
Joint release of Aquarellist and Vetvei label - new Vresnit album recorded in winter-autumn 2010 in cooperation with Kshatriy, Hladna and Neznamo. Qualitatively new in project creativity a five-part ambient space dedicated to the Culture Solar beginnings and transfiguring seeds disseminating. Vresnit art is turned to research primary being experience, - human consciousness conditions being resonant to the general nature. Sparkling cosmogonic Drone Ambient twined from voices, string and wind instruments, bells, singing bowls, electronic instruments and field recordings. Great Kshatriy mastering, solar full-coloured envelope and card Vresnit & Vetvei art.
Aquarellist / Vetvei, 2010
CD
€8,50
POVAROVO. POVAROVO
The debut album of the Moscow collective playing in the style of dark jazz-ambient. The band which music is deservedly compared with Borhen & Der Club of Gore and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. It's worth to note that at their very first concert Povarovo were playing with The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.
Aquarellist, 2010
CD
€8,50
PHURPA. NAG BDUD CEREMONY
This voyage began in the middle of the 1990's in Moscow, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexei Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet... The original 2003 lineup of the project that emerged as a result was dubbed Phurpa (one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition), and all the members have carried on with their research in the field of Tibetan liturgies up to the present day. The ensemble adheres to the rgyud-skad tradition of Tantric overtone chanting. This CD contains The Last Life Practice of Mapang Yinchen, Yang-drub Ceremony and Black Dud Ceremony, recorded live in the underground, 2008. Ritual Tibetan instruments as used by the ensemble include the following: dunkar, silnyen, bub, damaru, kanling, nga, shang.
Listen:
"Mapang Yinchen / Yang-Drub / Nag-bDud"
Aquarellist, 2009
CD
€8,50
HYBRYDS. RITUAL ANTHOLOGY
With this CD Aquarellist is proud to present the anthology of early ritual works of this fabulous Belgian project. This music immerses the listener into the space of RITUAL - the magical action aimed to reach the goals beyond the borders of the ordinary world. An action evoking deeper layers of consciousness, deeper memories not active in our everyday life. An action that helps to reveal our potential as powerful and miraculous creatures... Hybryds present their visions of rituals in the form of rhythmical compositions built on repetitive percussive loops crowned with layers of numerous archaic instruments, aided by vocal spells and atmospheric soundscapes with minor electronic additions... This material was recorded in 1986-1993 by Magthea & Yasnaia with the help of their friends: Ah Cama Sotz, Djen Ajakan Shean, Vidna Obmana, Clive Richards, Irae Deprofundo and Bobby Colombo. Three tracks from this CD were previously released on "The Rhythm Of The Ritual" CD (Charnel Music, 1994), one track was released as "The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive - Part 1" CD EP (3RIOART, 1991), and three other tracks are released here for the first time.
Listen:
"El Caballo"
"Je Suis La Premiere"
"The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive - Part 3"
Aquarellist, 2009
CD
€11
HYBRYDS. DREAMBIENT
HYBRYDS is a Belgian ritual-esoteric project, which in the early 90-s released it's most significant album "Music for Rituals" on the cult label Artware run by Donna Klemm (R.I.P.). They have reached the peak of creativity in 90-s with their classical discs "The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive" parts 1 & 2, "Soundtrack For The Aquarium", recorded for the Antwerp water park, "Dreamscapes From A Dark Side", "Tectonic Overload". In 2000 the female member of HYBRYDS, Yasnaia, leaves the band, and Magthea is busy with his project NA-DHA for some time. The new album of HYBRYDS, "Dreambient" is based on exploration of the female characters from the Pagan past: archetypes of the seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother... The music of the project has become more accessible for uninitiated listeners: traditional ambient-ritual basis is enriched with rhythmic electronics, melodic synthesizer tunes and even guitar parts. Vocals are now done by Madeline Arndt from the German darkwave/gothic band Schattenkinder. Audio-CD is supplemented by a DVD containing a visualization of the subconscious flow of religious and erotic archetypes. The release is packed in a double-digipak with a booklet.
Listen:
"Opheilia/Ulunda"
"Woman"
"Snow"
Aquarellist, 2008
CD + DVD
€16
AUBE. IMAGERY RESONANCE
This album has been specially recorded by Akifumi Nakajima for presentation at his Moscow concert in November 2007. This time he found the sound source in a small analogue percussion synthesizer Amdek PCK-100. Mostly calm album showing roughness and asperity of sound only in the first track. The rest material sounds more like lingering psychedelic soundscapes created from stratifications of looped and freely running electronic signals.
Aquarellist, 2007
CD
€8,50
RUIZ, MIGUEL A. & BARDOSENETICCUBE. EXCLUSION ZONE
A collaboration work of Spanish musician Miguel A. Ruiz (Orpheon Gagarin, Efficient Refineries, etc.) and Russian project Bardoseneticcube. Dangerous zones of sonic landscapes painted with the help of analogue synths and sequences, all sorts of samples, vinyl records and even folk instruments (percussion, gusli, penny whistles and pipes). Schizophrenically twisted ambiental collage of the fragments of the modern soundsphere. Rhythmic excursions into contaminated areas. Industrial psychedelia.
Aquarellist, 2009
CD
€8,50
LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM. TUNTURY
The new album of one of the oldest Russian dark-ambient projects Lunar Abyss Deus Organum is a collection of six sonic pictures of the world of thundra-yoga. Each composition is like a complex multidimentional mosaic build of layered sounds of completely different nature: field recordings, samples, synthesizers, singing, tape noises, etc. These layers not just sound along, but slowly and relentlessly create a slowly twisting deep sonic spiral, stretching listener's attention out to several directions at once. Hallucinatory ambient of double dosage.
Aquarellist, 2009
CD
€8,50
HLADNA. TALAYA VODA
Reissue of a very limited CD-R "Talaya Voda" (Russian translation of the title). Old recordings of St. Petersburg-based project from 1998-99. Very raw ritual ambient/noise saturated with ultramundane drones and metal rattle. Mostly meditative but sometimes brutal. Primordial music. Specially for this reissue the album was remastered by Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube). Cardboard foldout sleeve.
Aquarellist, 2007
CD
€8,50
BARDOSENETICCUBE. DEADHEAD
New album of Bardoseneticcube is the whole surrealistic musical performance which is impossible to squeeze into the boundaries of any genre. Six untitled pieces reveal the labyrynth of sonic cobwebs born in the depths of subconscious mind of Igor Potsukailo and his brothers in arms (several guest musicians took part in recording sessions - two guitarists, saxophonist, etc.). The basis for the most tracks is formed by the hybryd of orchestral-ethno-electronic rhythmics and it's layered over with melodic lines walking from composition to composition and completely unexpected samples hardly rationally coordinated with musical context. For sure, this time Igor's talent has beaten all the stylistical limitations - the album sounds very organic and energetic.
Aquarellist, 2006
CD
€8,50
BARDOSENETICCUBE. XXX
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.
Aquarellist, 2006
CD
€8,50



  • Ambient/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
MUSLIMGAUZE. NADIR OF PURDAH
A compilation of vinyl-only tracks: 1-3 are taken from the "Nile Quartra" 7" (originally released by Jara, 1994), tracks 4-7 from the "Nadir Of Purdah" 12" (originally released by Jara, 1995), track 8 taken from the "Impulse #4" (Impulse Magazine Tape Compilation). Standard edition in jewel case.
Listen:
"Exitintoday"
"Sarin And Tabun"
"The Taliban"
Tantric Harmonies / Aquarellist, 2008
CD
€10
RAPOON. CHURCH ROAD
Document of private live show. Fantastic mutation of Rapoon sound: trademark estern drones, surreal electronic textures. Exclusive material + bonus track.
Tantric Harmonies, 2006
CD
€8,50



  • Industrial/drone/ambient/noise/experimental/electro/IDM/downtempo/modern classical
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
KSHATRIY. TRANSFORMING GALAXY
"Transforming Galaxy" is the second full-length album of Sergey Bulychyov (aka Uak-Kib) from Vsevolozhsk, Russia - an imprint of direct experience of the Universe. The album is dedicated to the end of Kali-Yuga - the age of technocratic lack of spirituality and moral decay - and to the attainment of human awareness of the Unity... Eight hasteless compositions of psychedelic drone ambient combine a light atmosphere with deep multilayerness, crystal clear sound transparency with mild and sometimes uneasy melodies. Soft organic tracks full of plangent drones, noises and natural recordings neighbor with dense and saturated hymns to Hindu goddess Kali. The disk is closed by a beautiful lyrical composition reminding us that the best way to overcome ignorance and realize unity is Love... The album is released in a glossy 6-panel digipak with front cover by Sergey Ilchuk (Siyanie, ex-Vetvei & Vresnit Art). Limited edition of 500 copies.
Listen:
"Initiation Into The Higher Self"
"Omut"
"Hymn To Kali (Part 2)"
Muzyka Voln, 2012
CD
€8,50
KSHATRIY. SLEPOK SOZNANIYA
The project Kshatriy appeared on the Russian post-industrial scene in 2004 and up to present has participated in several compilations, as well as released some solo and collaboration recordings on limited edition CDRs. Muzyka Voln presents the project's first "professional" compact disk with the album "Slepok Sonzaniya" (meaning "a mould of consciousness" in Russian)... This work is based on the concept of consciousness of a warrior, a galactic warrior of light, bringing to world pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, a moment of power and might, a flight of freedom, love, serenity, joy, light, unified time, eternal life, simplicity and bliss... The music of the project can be described as fractal dark drone ambient with lots of patterns, woven from various sonic fibres: synthesized drones, processed field recordings, acoustic echoes and rhythmic loops. Calm and profound, filled with resilience and hidden power, like an endless ocean of tranquility, energy and beauty. Digipak.
Muzyka Voln, 2009
CD
€8,50
MAJDANEK WALTZ / SAL SOLARIS. TENEBRAE
A collaboration album by two prominent Russian post-industrial projects Majdanek Waltz and Sal Solaris. The conceptual core of the record is the poetry of Paul Celan, one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era. His cryptic fractured lyrics spoken in a specific estranged way by Pavel Blumkin is enchased by a weird fusion of avant-garde neoclassic and dark ambient music... This record will seem unusual even for those who are already familiar with the works of both projects. Here you won't find neither soulful neofolk songs, nor strong power ambient - instead the decadent sounds of violin, cello, clarinet, piano and bayan from Majdanek Waltz blend with shimmering electronic drones and uneasy soundscapes of Sal Solaris in paradoxical unity making your heart throb painfully. The last track features the haunting voice of Rada Anchevskaya (Rada & Ternovnik)... It won't be so easy to fall in love with this album from the first spin. It's like an eerie irrational dream able to frighten and cause a desire to wake up somewhat quicker. But the depth of this dream lures and makes you return and experience it again and again. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Zhelezobeton / Shadowplay, 2011
CD
€8,50
KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK. LIVE 2005
After several limited edition split and collaborative releases this is the first solo recording by Kryptogen Rundfunk since the release of his album "22.SZ" on Mechanoise Labs label back in 2004. The disk contains live recordings made during the "Noise vs Glamour" festival in 2005 in St. Petersburg and Moscow, later reworked in home studio... In fact the same program was prepared for both shows so some fragments of the compositions intersect, but due to the live mixing of sampled layers of analogue and computer synthesis and use of such instruments as analogue synth "Rokton", radio receivers, voice and processing units, both tracks sound entirely different in the end. In both cases these are constantly moving psychoactive soundscapes spreading from soft pulsations and drones to sprightly noisy fragments spiced up with a couple of funny samples. Limited edition of 150 copies.
Zhelezobeton, 2011
CD-R
€5,90
KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK + HLADNA. ROKTON + FORMANTA
Hladna and Kryptogen Rundfunk - behind these names stand two St. Petersburg-based musicians playing experimental noise music. They both nourish a tender passion for old electronic instruments and often use them at their concerts and on recordings. One warm sunny day they gathered and decided to play on two analogue rhythm synthesizers "Rokton" and "Formanta". These are actually two identical instruments which were produced in the Soviet Union by two different factories. Each of them is the "brain" for electronic drum-kit, but can also be used separately - as a multi-channel tone-noise-generator or rhytm-machine. Kryptogen Rundfunk used his device smoothly, evenly and calmly while Hladna expelled from his more sharp and unpredictable sounds. Worth mentioning are Hladna's non-standard ways of making sound - on the last two tracks he opened the back plate of his synth and played not only using knobs but also getting inside and abridging contacts with his own hands (for which he was incidentally struck by the current a couple of times). Live recording without any processing, with all it's natural crackles and tasty overloads. Abstract electronics, minimalism and a little noise.
Listen:
"Untitled"
"Untitled"
"Untitled"
Zhelezobeton, 2007
3"CD-R
€3,90
HYPNOZ. A SCORE FOR IRON BLUES
"A Score for Iron Blues" is already the eighth full-length album of the project Hypnoz - a brainchild of Dmitry Zuboff (Zuboff Sex Shop, Circle Of Iron Tape, BRZB) coming from Moscow region. This music will primarily appeal to the fans of old school industrial - the raw and moderately rough sound of the album is based on the use of overdriven and otherwise processed bass guitar and voice samples. With the help of these simple means comrade Zuboff manages to create quite varied compositions which seemingly don't contain anything innovative but at the same time sound just the right way: through the album harsh dirty sludge joins rugged hypnotic loops and even mild melodic tunes creating a melancholic mood. One of the tracks features the specially recorded voice of Jim Thirlwell (Foetus). Limited edition of 150 copies.
Zhelezobeton, 2011
CD-R
€5,90
HYPNOZ. BREATH OF EARTH
Hypnoz is a project of Dmitry Zubov, a musician from Moscow suburb Fryazino, the town that endowed the lovers of post-industrial music with such names as Hum and Staruha Mha. His first composition was recorded in 1993, and during its existence Hypnoz has released one CD on the Moscow label Insofar Vapour Bulk, which gathered tracks from different periods, a couple of very limited CD-Rs, and participated on the compilation "Iznutri" by the Ewers Tonkunst label with a fragment of a composition from this album. Aside from Hypnoz Dmitry plays in several other projects: Zuboff Sex Shop (post-punk / new-wave), Circle Of Iron Tape (harsh noise), BRZB (electronics, with Alexey Borisov), etc... The basis of most of the tracks for "Breath of Earth" was recorded by Dmitry together with Evgeny Voronovsky (Cisfinitum) during their joint night psychedelic sessions, and this is evidently felt in their mood. Stylistically this can be called tranquil electronic ambient with a remarkable experimental touch - but who thinks about it while recording? Slowly twisting sound helixes, drawing inside the astral subspaces, pulsating rhythms, cosmic sounds of old analogue synthesizers, - all this produces an appropriate effect on the listener's mind, and there's nothing more to demand from music.
Zhelezobeton, 2008
CD
€8,50
MAEROR TRI. THE A.V.E. - TAPES / LIVE IN NEVERS
The German band Maeror Tri existed from early 1988 to the end of 1996. Over these nine years they have made a serious contribution to the development of the European post-industrial scene and had significant influence on many young musicians. Much of this was also achieved by their own record label Drone Records which has discovered a lot of talented artists. Even now, after the break-up of Maeror Tri, the band members continue to excite fans with recordings of their new projects Troum and 1000schoen... Unlike many industrial and noise musicians exploiting the themes of violence, politics and social problems in their creativity, Maeror Tri turned attention to the transcendental quality of sound, to its ability to expand consciousness and to awaken timeless and non-personal spiritual experiences. They recorded their music, which can be formally called industrial drone ambient, with the use of guitars, percussion, tape loops, various objects and effects, turning everything in a coherent flux of unconscious drones... This compact disk contains the last previously unreleased recordings by Maeror Tri. Four tracks are fragments of the band's 12-hour concert at the "Audio-Visual-Experimental" festival in Arnhem, The Netherlands, on November 11th, 1995; the fifth track is a part of their performance at the "Musique Ultimes" festival in Nevers, France, on May 14th, 1995. The material was thoroughly remastered by Sergey Uak-Kib (Kshatriy) and the artwork was prepared by Sergey Ilchuk (Vresnit & Vetvei Art).
Listen:
"A.V.E.-Extrakt 1"
"A.V.E.-Extrakt 3"
"Live In Nevers - May 1995"
Zhelezobeton, 2010
CD
€8,50
CYCLOTIMIA. SCI-FI MUSIC: SOUNDTRACK TO A NONEXISTENT MOVIE
As the title suggests, the new work by Russian masters of electronic soundscapes represents a score to an imaginary sci-fi movie. The musicians call themselves admirers of old-school Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk genres, and for a long time they have felt a desire to make some music inspired by soundtracks of sci-fi blockbusters from 70-80-s... Spaceship battles, alien colonies, teleportation and mysterious droid ceremonies are only part of the images created by this music. The album contains both dynamic rhythmic "hits" and disturbing space ambient as well as avant-garde neoclassic pieces.
Zhelezobeton / Shadowplay / Monopoly, 2010
CD
€6,50
CYCLOTIMIA. CELESTIS: SPACE CEREMONIAL MUSIC
The reissue of probably the best album of the Russian electronic duo, complemented with a 15-minute space suite as a bonus track. Cyclotimia's album "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music" was inspired by the activity of a well-known American aerospace company Space Services Inc. which among other things specializes in sending human ashes into space (via their subsidiary Celestis Inc.). Moreover, the compact discs with this music have prowled the outer space twice while being on board rockets launched from the spaceport America in New Mexico. This happened for the first time in April 2007 ("Legacy" project), and for the second time in May 2010 ("Pioneer Flight" project). Cyclotimia's music obtained the status of the official soundtrack to both events... "Celestis" definitely stands out in the discography of this project, known mainly for its post-industrial and avant-garde recordings. It would be no exaggeration to say that this is their most accessible work (in a good sense) correlating with the best examples of such acclaimed masters of the "space genre" as Jean-Michel Jarre or Klaus Schulze. At the same time the music on "Celestis" is in no way secondary, it is modern and quite craftily made... From the opening theme "Capsula" the album's atmosphere plunges the listener into a world of spiritual experience, calls to take an imaginary space travel; fly towards Space along with the remains held in capsulas... It's worth mentioning that the CD comes with a 12-page booklet narrating about the activities of the company. This release differs from the first edition (2007) as it contains an additional exclusive track "Another Time Another Place" - a 15-minute "space suite" recorded by the project in 2009. 12-page booklet.
Zhelezobeton / Shadowplay / Monopoly, 2010
CD
€6,50
CYCLOTIMIA. STYX
ZHELEZOBETON in cooperation with the Voronezh label Shadowplay and the Moscow label Monopoly Records presents the new 7th full-length album from the masters of "stockmarket industrial". "Styx" is the most mainstream-oriented work in the Cyclotimia discography. The music here is free of experimental and academic explorations traditional for the band; here the emphasis is made on the rhythmical component. Inexorable like an economic recession and steadfast like a financial indicator chart, eleven compositions depict the sickly technogenic reality of the planet wrapped by networks of global capital, media glamour and ideological obsessions... In the ancient Greek mythology Styx was the embodiment of primeval dread and gloom, from which the first living creatures emerged. This was a personification of the underworld river whose pestilent currents seclude life from death... Similarly to this mythic river, currents of credits, percent, funds, financial quotations, capital issues, barrels of oil and advertising spaces flow on the Cyclotimia album to the accompaniment of hard, sterile and atmospheric electronic music... Recommended to the fans of Skinny Puppy, Clock DVA, Laibach (of the "Das Kapital" period), Front Line Assembly.
Listen:
"Dow Jones' Magic"
"Rich & Famous"
"Wall Street"
Shadowplay / Zhelezobeton / Monopoly, 2009
CD
€6,50
CYCLOTIMIA. TIMEBANK
"TimeBank" is a collection of exclusive compositions recorded by Cyclotimia in 2003-2007 and for some reasons left out of the main albums. The material presented here is hard to fit in the Procrustean bed of common musical styles, but we can try to list the ingredients from which this post-industrial "dish" was cooked: both cyber jazz and idm, neoclassics and trademark technological ambient, old-school electronics and atmospheric new age, experimental and many more can be found here... Despite the seeming stylistic incompatibility the band succeeded in creating a self-sufficient album with a spectacular plot no worse than a good Hollywood thriller. A special jewel of the disk is the track "Nocturne" combining aerial melodies and uneasy sonic "cinematography". Also worth mentioning is the "live" 10-minute prog-industrial suite "Economic Meditation", imbued with psychedelic dramatism... Words written about the band several years ago remain true even today: "While actively using the possibilities of analogue and vintage equipment Cyclotimia creates unique soundscapes, suspenseful and sublime at the same time. Not so many projects can successfully implement such impressively "cold" atmospheres and, despite being "technological", fill the sound with such a deep humanistic sense."
Shadowplay / Zhelezobeton / Monopoly, 2009
CD
€6,50
CYCLOTIMIA. MUSIC FOR STOCKMARKETS
Cyclotimia is most probably the only project in the world which has chosen the creation of a soundtrack to "globalisation" and life of the "consumer society" as their concept. The project members more than anyone else are immersed into the magic of finance and probably therefore has their creative intuition allowed them to compose the main part of "Music for Stockmarkets" with its unforgivingly precise name "Wallstreet Requiem". Today the whole civilised world is listening to this requiem the first cords of which were played on Wall Street itself... The "Music for Stockmarkets" album with its radically experimental nature stands out in the extensive discography of this Moscow project. The 64-minute album includes 32 tracks divided into three conceptual parts: "Wallstreet Requiem" (25 minutes, recorded in 2004-2007), "Trivial Pleasures" (26 minutes, recorded in 2002, this part was the only one released as a seperate CD in 2003) and "Financial Glossary" (13 minutes, recorded in 2003)... The music material itself is nothing like the one heard in the previous records of Cyclotimia. There is no apocalyptic soundscapes of "Wasteland" times, no cybernetic hi-tech and media madness of "E$chaton", no cosmic downtempo of "Celestis: Space Ceremonial Music"... Minimalism, academic sterility, surgical accuracy and meditative ataraxy prevail on "Music for Stockmarkets". Then again it is not the familiar "idm", "glitch", "noise", "clicks and cuts" and not "minimal techno"... The sound of the album is chrystal-clear and warm at the same time. "Vintage" lovers have a wonderful chance to listen to the masterpieces of Soviet music production (such as Rhythm 1, Rhythm 2, Aelita, Formanta UDS, Formanta EMS-01, Polyvox) in pure sound, unprocessed by effects. Digipak.
Listen:
"Global Economic Forum"
"NASDAQ"
"Mystery Shopper"
Zhelezobeton, 2008
CD
€8,50
CYCLOTIMIA. DEJA VU
The Moscow project CYCLOTIMIA is not needed to be present. It's albums were released at the cult western electro-industrial labels and also in Russia. It's music were sent even in space. During the period of 9 years there are lot of reviews about this band almost all sites and magazines that are devoted to the electro-industrial music mention CYCLOTIMIA or write articles about it. But you could make your own opinion about it - just listen the CD... All songs from the album were written in 2001 year and were released as two vinyls "Same Time Same Place" and "Metamorphosis" in 2002 year. But were difficult to buy because of the very limited edition... Chronologically the album "Deja Vu" is between "Wasteland" and "E$chaton".
Shadowplay, 2008
CD
€6,50
SPHERE REX. FOR ELECTRONICS AND PIANO
Muzyka Voln in cooperation with the Moscow label Monopoly Records and the Voronezh label Shadowplay Records presents the solo album of one of Cyclotimia members - Sphere Rex... The word "ambient" came into the musical culture after the same-name solo album of Brian Eno, a member of the British art rock band Roxy Music. Legend has it that the musician was in the hospital and had nothing to do but to listen to the noises behind the window, and so he noticed a certain structure and musicality which he later started to imitate with the use of tapes and musical instruments... Of course Eno wasn't the one who discovered this music style first, as before him the ideas of "background music" were developed by the French composer Erik Satie, and the concept of "the art of noises" was stated by the Italian futurist Luigi Russolo. However it was Eno who recorded in the 70s a series of albums with compositions which, so to say, laid the foundation of all contemporary ambient music in its boundless variety: from inelaborate "new age" to club "chill out" to harsh and experimental "dark/drone ambient"... Sphere Rex plays ambient in this uncommon for today traditional vein, combining minimalism and "background"-style of electronic music a la Brian Eno and piano improvisations based on proto-ambient ideas of Erik Satie. This music is able to calm down and lull to sleep like alpha-wave rhythms or paint weird images guided by the surreal titles of compositions in one's imagination. For the goals of complete authenticity only analogue devices were used in recordings, as well as tube preamps and compressors from 60s-70s.
Shadowplay / Monopoly / Muzyka Voln, 2009
CD
€6,50
WEST STATE. SIDEWAYS
West State is a side project of the well-known Russian band Cyclotimia. In contrast to the main project's cold, sharply conceptual and monumental style, West State's music rather reminds of movie soundtracks that combine sci-fi with action, drama and a little romance. Both the lovers of atmospheric IDM/ambient and unusual electronics in general, will love this unique musical "trip"... Reminiscent of: Biosphere, Orbital, Download, Black Lung, early Delerium, Vangelis, J.M.Jarre... Here's what the musicians say: "We created West State to develop the ideas that appealed to us but did not fit in the framework of Cyclotimia, our core project. This explains why our work has been spontaneous and sporadic, and some of the tracks remained unfinished for years on end. Besides, West State embraces some of the tracks that were originally meant for Cyclotimia. Despite the seemingly eclectic content and its being created at different times and on different equipment, the result is a complete and self-contained album, not a compilation".
Shadowplay, 2008
CD
€6,50
ARCHON ORCHESTRA. PONG
Muzyka Voln in cooperation with the Moscow label Monopoly Records and under the aegis of the Voronezh company Shadowplay Records have released the debut album of the project Archon Orchestra. The compact disk cover shows a collage with a fragment of a Renaissance painting on which biblical saints look at the "sky" above them and see the game "Pong" being played there (a cult arcade game from 1972, first game by Atari company). What could this marvellous picture mean, let the listener decide... The main instrument on this CD is the organ, which sounds in fast mechanical sequences a bit unusual for our ears and more typical for the Berlin school of electronic music. Simple compositional structure meets vivid expression, liturgical atmosphere and a sublime metaphysical line running through the whole concept of the project. Some parallels can be drawn with the CD of the Sphere Rex project, released in 2009 by the same community of labels. And it is no coincidence, as both projects originate from the same "producer center". However if Sphere Rex makes accents on classical ambient and piano improvisations, then in the case of Archon Orchestra we deal with clearly structured music lying in the intermediate plane between the so called "holy minimalism" and "repetitive music"... We can recommend this CD to the lovers of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Recoil ("Hydrology" album).
Muzyka Voln / Shadowplay / Monopoly, 2010
CD
€6,50
NECROPOLIS. NECROSPHERE
Re-issue of a CD-R, published by Zhelezobeton in 2003 limited to 85 copies. The album was recorded as a soundtrack to author's dreams and based on field recordings made in taiga and disused military missile shafts. Cold Spring is reissuing this immense dark ambient creation - remastered with brand new, stunning artwork and an extra 14-minute long track.
Cold Spring (UK), 2006
CD
€7,50
ANTHESTERIA. PHOBOS 1953 (OST)
The name of Anthesteria is already well-known to the connoisseurs of Russian post-industrial music. This project has released two solo CDs, a collaboration work with Stalnoy Pakt, and a number of tracks on various compilations. After this the project's leader George Beloglazov founded his own multimedia studio Phantomery Interactive and focused his attention on creating computer games with an unconventional author approach... After releasing the appreciated game "Sublustrum" ("Outcry") filled with the spirit of decadence, steampunk and sombre surrealism, spring 2010 saw the release of a new psychological quest - "Phobos 1953". The action takes place in March 1953 in an abandoned Soviet bunker - a place of strange experiments on the human psyche. The game explores such themes as the limits of mental possibilities, the electronic voice phenomenon, experiments with thought-transference and impact of fear on the human organism... The game soundtrack, presented on this CD, embodies the project's concept in sound. Imbued with an industrial atmosphere, leisurely soundscapes turn into states of calm estrangement and isolationism. Excursions into the unknown corners of the consciousness bring to its surface old memories and long forgotten yet vaguely familiar images... and laboratorial claustrophobia grows into light melancholia. This musical picture is performed in the trademark style of Anthesteria combining abstract dark ambient, melodic neoclassics and experimental sonic artifacts... The release is packed in a DVD-size double cardboard sleeve with full-colour cards depicting game locations and fragments of a book about mental suggestions from 1962.
Listen:
"Inside The Bunker"
"Psychokinesis"
"Black March"
Zhelezobeton / 7Hz Publishing, 2010
CD
€8,50
EONIC. SECRET LAND
Secret land lost in an unknown dimension... Like ancient ruins this place hides the traces of stories, which are told in this new album by the St. Petersburg project Eonic. This is their 6th release (and 2nd "professional" CD) and it easily combines different stylistic approaches, making its own way to the listener's heart. Ethno-gothic in vein of Dead Can Dance and Arcana is layered over tout electronic rhythms a la Delerium and Enigma and spiced by pleasant psychedelic arrangements. Musicians don't hesitate to step on the territory of pop-ambient and even new-age, and it just adds more lightness and airness to their energetic music. A firm and masterful work.
Zhelezobeton, 2010
CD
€8,50
DMT. SELECTED FUNBIENT WORKS 1-4
Dmitriy Tolmatskiy (1970-2009) - a journalist and musician from the city of Saratov (south of Russia), one of the first popularizers of the alternative intellectual culture and particularly industrial music in post-Soviet Russia. He was the creator of the RWCDAX website which had certain influence on the mindset of many modern personalities of Russian post-industrial art... The musical project DMT was established in 1995 and released by the end of the 90s several limited-edition cassette albums, lapsing afterwards into silence for a while. In the mid-00s the project was revived, had some successful live gigs and recorded a lot of new material, part of which is presented on this double-CD "Selected Funbient Works 1-4"... Plans of this release existed for a long time but unfortunately were not implemented while the author was alive. His life cut short in the autumn of 2009. And now by joint efforts of the kultFRONT, ZHELEZOBETON, Aquarellist and Monochrome Vision labels, this release has become available for those interested. The album vividly displays the complex music world of DMT, which like everything innovative exists on the crossing of several musical styles and directions: from dark-ambient and industrial noise sketches to technoid rhythmics and pure sonic experiments.
KultFront / Zhelezobeton / Aquarellist / Monochrome Vision, 2009
2CD
€12
SISTER LOOLOMIE. SIGNALS
Sister Loolomie is one of the offspring of [S]ergey (or just [S]), a musician from Moscow region, known for his projects Exit In Grey, Five Elements Music and some others, as well as for his labels Still*Sleep and Semperflorens. The musical style of [S] is notable for its delicate and gentle approach to sound, the keywords for its definition are: ambient / drone / experimental / electroacoustic. In Sister Loolomie [S] utilizes deliberate sonic "digitalizing" and at the same time manages to keep the warmth and cosiness of sound in his own way, resembling tape drone music... [S]ergey uses guitar, electronics, radio and computer processing in creating his soundscapes, both abstract and sensuous at the same time. The compositions move calmly and slowly, sound loops draw in attention like spirals and dissolve it in their textures. Shivery signal waves and soft generated rasp form an aerial atmosphere, in which crackle the discharges of digital interference, and bright yet slightly melancholic melodies bring serenity and tender contemplative sadness.
Zhelezobeton, 2009
CD-R
€5,90
I.M.M.U.R.E. THE NEW CIRCLE
The project i.m.m.u.r.e. is a part of St. Petersburg based musical foundation Forbidden Sounds Group and "The New Circle" is its first release on physical media. Before this the project successfully performed live several times and released a number of recordings on the net-label DNA Productions. The music of i.m.m.u.r.e. combines serious dark ambient, rhythmic electronics and psychedelic industrial in vein of English school a la Coil. It is full of gloomy melodies, light noises and sonic experiments, and is flavoured with morbid vocals narrating about infinite love to the dog and other schizophrenic joys of life. Part of the compositions from the album appeared to the author in his dreams. A nice soundtrack for an introspective pastime.
Zhelezobeton, 2009
CD-R
€5,90
NOISES OF RUSSIA. EXPERIMENTAL STRUCTURE
Nowadays Noises Of Russia is one of the most known groups on the Russian experimental post-industrial scene, mainly because of their numerous concerts and CDR-releases, published by their leader - Gosha Solnzev aka 1g0g ("Van Gog") - on his own label ElectroIndustria. This release has captured one of such concerts which took place at the Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21) in St. Petersburg in October 2008... This concert was peculiar because of the non-traditional band line-up which aside from 1g0g included some of his friends: musicians Nikolay Kalmykov (Hladna), M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk), Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) and Evgeny Savenko (Lunar Abyss Deus Organum), and also VJ Alco (video projection) and Grigory Glazunov (ODDDance Theatre, butoh dance). By common efforts these comrades performed totally improvised material quite typical for the "St. Petersburg post-industrial wave" and combining elements of collage, industrial, noise and ambient. Field recordings and voice manipulations, metal percussion and rough analogue signals, guitar semi-melodies and various sound effects - all this is harmoniously blended in the unified psychedelic soundsphere.
Zhelezobeton, 2008
CD-R
€5,90
BAKER, AIDAN & THE INFANT CYCLE. RURAL SPRAWL
Canadian musicians Aidan Baker and Jim DeJong (aka The Infant Cycle) have used the "gentleman's kit" of modern experimenters for creating the compositions of this disk: guitar, bass, tapes, samples, feedback generator, playouts and thumb piano. Four album tracks correspond with four seasons, four states of the soul... Summer - repetitive loops become overgrown with the juicy flesh of atonal sound and transform into sampled rhythms flown over by a soft guitar tune. Autumn - the rhythm is reduced to a hardly evident monotonous shroud, the atmosphere becomes more melodic and melancholic and in the end turns into a heart-piercing guitar solo. Winter - time for sleep and detachment: icy ringing, the slow breath of bass impulses, the rustling of electronics and sluggish drones painting vast snowy soundscapes. And finally spring - the drone ambient nature unfolds large as life, majestic sonic waves sweep accompanied by a swarm of tiny sounds awoken to life again... The first two tracks were recorded in 2001 (and released on CD-R by the Italian label Blade Records in 2002 in a very limited edition), two others were recorded in 2005 and thus completed the natural cycle of this album.
Zhelezobeton, 2008
CD-R
€5,90
UL. III
UL was formed in 2006 by Argentinians Alan Courtis (Reynols), Fernando Perales and Charly Zaragoza. They have performed live many times in Argentina and released two albums: "Astropecuario" on the Scottish label Pjorn Records and "II" on the Argentinian Facon Records. This is their third disk containing material recorded in 2007. The goal of UL is the exploration of timbric possibilities of electric guitars in their own way, combining elements of noise, drone music and free atonal improvisation. Their compositions immerse the listener into an abstract world of electromagnetic interaction between acoustic and electronic medium. A world glutted with raw sounds of string vibrations, droney feedback resonances, acute work of limiting amplifiers and layering echoes of effects.
Zhelezobeton, 2008
CD-R
€5,90
V/A - MUZYKA VOLN
The first release of a new sublabel of ZHELEZOBETON - Muzyka Voln - is a compilation of the same name, containing compositions from twelve Russian projects playing ambient / drone music. A selection of audio-tales in which each project introduces the listener to its own sound world he's living in: mystical stories, isolationism, altered states of consciousness, space landscapes, monotonous technogenic rumble, guitar passages and much more... Specially for this compilation exclusive tracks were provided by: Anthesteria feat. Kaj?, Bardoseneticcube, Cisfinitum, Closing The Eternity, Exit In Grey, Hum, Instant Movie Combinations, Kshatriy, Lunar^Abyss^Deus^Organum, Necropolis, Polaris and RemoteBand. This compilation may be useful for those interested in the Russian experimental scene and just for lovers of beautiful contemplative music. 6-panel digipak.
Listen:
CLOSING THE ETERNITY "Autumn Dream"
NECROPOLIS "At The End Of The Universe"
ANTHESTERIA feat. KAJ? "In Gedanken An Russisches Drone"
Muzyka Voln, 2007
CD
€8,50
INFANT CYCLE, THE. PLAYOUT
The Infant Cycle is a project of the Canadian artist Jim DeJong working under this name since 1994. It may seem surprising, but all these 13 years he remained in the underground of experimental music, and his name is well-known only to inveterate enthusiasts and explorers of this strange phenomenon. The project has put out 6 full-length albums on cassettes and CD-Rs, several singles and an amazing series of minions called "Clear Shape" released in ultra-limited editions on transparent vinyls of unusual forms (square, hexagon and triangle). Jim has also recorded a lot of collaboration works with such musicians as Big City Orchestra, Dronaement, Orphx, Aidan Baker, Delphium, etc., some of them were published by his own label The Ceiling. The Infant Cycle's music has never been notable for tensity or ornateness, instead of this it focuses on the subtle aspects of sounding of separate timbres and their combinations. Such textural orientation allows to create a completely peculiar effect, and the seeming minimalism carries into the contemplation of the infinity of possible microsound combinations. In this connection, Jim knows how to get on with both rhythms and drone ambient prostration. Among his favourite instruments are Poly-800, shortwaves, feedback, field recordings and altered vinyl records. Vinyls deserve special mentioning. Jim carved the runout grooves of records and thus created simple and unembellished (yet in some ways, unpredictable) rhythm patterns. Once he decided to start a project severely limiting the sound sources to one carved playout and the operational sounds of his old 4-speed Califone record player. Additional noises were generated by running a razor blade along the platter while it was spinning (the blade at different altitudes, and the platter at different speeds which was picked up by the needle), and the tone arm being vibrated into different tones by a violin bow (amplified via the needle). An early track (called, fittingly "Playout (Early)") appeared on "Lagrimas De Miedo #8 - Sund", a compilation CD coming with the eighth issue of France's "Fear Drop" magazine (2001). Two excerpts were also released as a free promotional 5" by The Ceiling to announce the then-upcoming CD release of "Playout" on the American label Merchants Of Sound. But the label soon folded out, and the recording was lying and lying in the bins of The Infant Cycle's archive.
Zhelezobeton, 2007
CD-R
€5,90
OVERDOSE KUNST. WAS IST OVERDOSE KUNST
The Japanese duet Overdose Kunst exists since 2001 and records a strange sort of music which they call "schizopoetry". Rejection of stylistic norms in the name of sound-craft freedom, deconstruction and irrational re-assemblage of musical material - that's what stands behind this term. This approach allows them to keep a child's purity and frankness in musical perception with the ability to send an emotional charge without using settled compositional forms. This disc includes the most song-like tracks of the band: crookedly recorded guitars, voices emotionally singing some nonsense in a mixture of several languages, and reversed melodies. Fine and lyrical post-rock from Japanese experimental underground.
Zhelezobeton, 2007
3"CD-R
€3,90
NAZI BASTARDS FROM ALDEBARAN. INVASION
An unknown artifact of the 90-ies Russian industrial scene! Having recorded several tracks in 1997-1999 the members of the project haven't done absolutely anything to make the result available for the public, and they just disappeared in complete obscurity... Years later the composition "Swastika Man" was released on the "Red Square" compilation by KultFRONT label. And only now can the gap be considered completely filled as this disk contains the full legacy of the project. Music of NBFA is a kind of old school electro industrial: catchy rhythms, melodies and well thought-out synthetic fillings of tracks. Various samples spice up the compositions, and their titles like "Illuminati", "Cleansing the Planet", "Nazi UFO Attacks Paris Nightclub" unambiguously talk about the ideological basis of this mysterious project.
Zhelezobeton, 2007
CD-R
€5,90



  • Industrial/drone/dark ambient/field recording
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
UEDINENIYA. RED MERIDIAN
Red Meridian is conceptual soundtrack for unique video made during one of the first arctic expeditions. The idea to create this album appear when author find 8-mm record belonging his old kin Sergey Borisov. He was a seaman, polar explorer and sailed on the first atomic icebreakers "Arctic" in mid-20th century. The main concept of this album is making the atmosphere of infinite cold and very long days during travels in ices and reminding listeners about places very dangerous for people. For this reason the album has been named in russian "Krasniy Meridian" (eng. "red meridian") - dangerous line, the place for strong spirit people. Uedineniya Island is located in the central part of Kara Sea, the project was named after it. The island was discovered by the Norwegian explorer captain Edvard Johannesen during travel by schooner Nordland at August 26, 1878. The captain gave the name Ensomheden for this island. Russian flag has been lifted above island in 1915 by Otto Sverdrup during expedition on the Eclipse bark. Later, September 7, 1934, polar station on island had been based by expedition on Sadko (captain: A.K.Burke) and Yermak icebreakers. This station worked till 1996. Album consists of 8 long tracks of buzzing oppressive drone ambient with cold and dangerous atmosphere. Hollow and massive soundscape full of whispers, murmurs, scratches, flips and echoes. Second disc contains video in SVCD-format with unique records with one of the first arctic expeditions. Digisleeve.
Listen:
"Sunrise"
"Miles Of Silence"
"Red Meridian"
7Hz Records / Chernaya Zemlya, 2011
2CD
€9
INORGANIC BLOSSOMING. AUTUMNDRONES
An ambient / drone project from Kemerovo, Russia. Three tracks last for 28 minutes and appear in a form of quiet contemplative harmonic ambient with mild noise accompaniment and rare glimpses of mysterious melodies. Masterfully created arrangements, flawless timbral decisions and optimal length of the tracks are the three trumps of "Autumndrones". This music instantly compells attention from the very first sounds and sometimes it's really impossible to turn away from it - you just catch yourself listening to this recording for fourth or sixth time in a row. To keep it short, this is a cimpletely amazing recording from the talented project, and one of the best ambient recordings in my collection. [Dark Industry] The CD is packen in DVD-size corrugated cardboard sleeve with a dry leaf.
7Hz Records / Infinite Fog Productions / Chernaya Zemlya, 2010
CD
€8,50



  • Industrial/drone/dark ambient/noise/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
VRESNIT. TUNVET
Vresnit presented its first CD-release contained ecstatic & exploring records made in the fall of 2008 and remastered in winter-spring 2009. Vresnit is the project of one man working for artistic embodiment of the creative rotation within the label Vetvei. He was formerly known as ruler of Kerpg label, Pugna, Vagranok, Nrodum and other projects, now ceased their activities. Deaf thickets and swamps, heaven ravines, lost voices, unseen birds. Eternal mosses, lichens, fog and ancient trees. The path lies deeply through the thickets and higher to the sun, meeting with ancient human-animals, keepers of the Book. Majestic and archaic canvas neither begins nor ends, woven by the Sledge of Three-Worlds-Animals. The Words of scratches, beats, rings and rustles - all goes into vibrating flow of crudely woven muscarinic Shamanic Drone Ambient atmosphere. Tunvet appears as primitive experience for co-breathing with Earth, diving into the twilight forest and flowing into its beyond. Slow and endless movement in a Circle that appears as Eternal Order. A Myth of the World-Man Creation, a dreamflight, a meeting with the Forest Spirits preying on the flesh and substituting it with metal and stones, giving life to the Ancient Co-knowledge... Created using field recordings, voices and woodwinds, metal gongs, percussion and "concrete" sounds. Gripping, saturating and transforming experience of raw wind, celestial chariots and chthonic naturalism. 6-panel digisleeve.
Vegvisir Music, 2009
CD
€9
VAZHES. SEID
Many centuries ago noiades, the shamans of ancient Sami, have put seids (seita) on their current places. The centuries have gone, Sami went to the North under pressure of other peoples, wars passed by one by one, but seids still stand on their places. The true harmony never disappears. One can try to forget or destroy it, but nothing can replace it - there are only poor and paltry attempts of replacement to something different which has nothing in common with the natural way of living. Saids can be destroyed, everything connected with the traditional culture can be destroyed, we can forget and refuse everything thinking that it should be this way. But by doing so, a man undoubtedly opposes himself to Nature, instead of being an integral and harmonic part of it as it is in the traditional culture. By breaking the connections with Nature, according to the same law of natural harmony, a man will disappear himself... "Seid" is the debut album of Vazhes, a project by ethnographer Sergey Gabbasov. The album consists of 4 tracks, two of them "Seid" and "Krishna" are recorded by Vazhes, one is a collaboration between Vazhes and Fanum, and another one is created by Vazhes and Akpan. The album is dedicated to the struggle between chaotic and destructive world of contemporary people and eternal natural harmonic principles, embodied in traditional cultures... The beginning - existence and sound of the North - vibrations of stones, Northern lights, spirits of anchestors and crunch of ice. Silence frozen over the icy rocky spaces. Here and there seids, ancient like the North itsels, stand towards the sky. White stillness. Then, suddenly, Hindu kirtan and aggressive heat of radical religious fundamentalists. Struggle to death and Exodus. From ice and tundra to desert and top of the world. Roaring wind among the blinding white peaks promising oblivion. And drying wind taking away the last water and life. And finally, the raging summer storm over the forest swamps of the Ural and Kama river... Thunder and lightnings in the sky, the eternal forest and purifying water streams which feed the rivers and give birth to life... A way from North to South and back to North... Away from the dirt and thoughtless insanity of the modern world! 6-panel digisleeve.
Vegvisir Music, 2009
CD
€9
VELEHENTOR / VISHUDHA KALI / CLOSING THE ETERNITY. ISHOPANISHAD
"Ishopanishad" is a unique album for present days, as it was created in the process of a real-time performance, and all the music was played on "live" acoustic instruments, without using any "electronics". The album is conceptual and consists of three tracks - preparatory ritual, anticipating the mystery of performing Isha Upanishad, 2nd track - the mystery itself, and the 3rd - long, meditative, concluding, allowing the listener to immerse deep into himself and feel the traces of vibes of one of the most monumental Veda texts. The Upanishad is executed in a canonical style in Sanskrit in state of deepest concentration and meditative practice. During the recording of the album, the "eastern" traditional musical instruments were used, all brought from ethnographic trips... A little bit about the contents of Isha Upanishad - this ancient text is a conditional commentary to Veda, containing the preamble and 18 hymns, and it's one of the ten most authoritative texts (after the Veda) which in short and easy to understand yet very capacious form tell about truth and falsity of so called "human values", not thrusting any doctrines or religions to anyone. It just shows the misery, futility, transiency, caducity and infirmity of so called Karmic, "worldly" activity of modern people. Reading and rereading it's shlocks (quatrains), it's impossible not to feel surprised by that exactness of descriptions of realities of our contemporary life, as if the author could watch forward the time through the centuries while writing this astonishing text, and he showed to us, modern people, from his faraway past, that actually... nothing changed, people remained the same, their problems didn't change, and that's why like 4 thousand years ago this text is still actual and fresh... "Those who honour mystics fall into endless darkness, but even bigger darkness engulf those who worship the Absolute" - Sri Ishopanishad, 9.
Vegvisir Music, 2008
CD
€9
VELEHENTOR. FROM THE GLOOM OF GRAVES: STONEWELLS OF AETERNITY
Classic dark ambient: cold echoes of the unknown rituals, roaming in te utter darkness of resonant stone labyrynths. Paranoiac trance induced by the feeling of lifeless presence in the anscient crypts, breathing with deadly dampness. Icy calmness of indifferent doom. The album was recorded in winter 1999-2000. Packed in an absolutely black digipak (double-sided print, double black paint), the pictures are applied with varnish. Digipack.
Desolate Catacombs of SMERSH, 2008
CD
€8,50
VISHUDHA KALI. WHITE STONE
Martial noise - dense wall of sound made using analogue synthesizers and electro-organs, unusual vocals. Packed in plastic svastika-like envelope, containing also small booklet with lyrics and photos. The album is dedicated to all youth totalitarian organizations in Russia. Limited edition 444 copies.
Listen:
"I, Invested With Gaudium"
"Spirits Of The Fallen Soldiers"
"The Power Of Death"
Fight Muzik, 2004
CD
€9
AD LUX TENEBRAE. CALL OF THE WILD
First full-length CD of Ad Lux Tenebrae (or K Svetu T'my - in Russian language), released after several split, collaboration and CDR editions. The disk contains two rituals, first was performed in the evening of Jan. 23rd, 2008, second - during the night on May 24-25th, 2004. Shamanic Dark / Drone Ambient of Ad Lux Tenebrae is the sound of the most ancient and deepest layers of existence, irrational and anti-rational, utterly alien to nowadays people, the manifestation of human side not distorted by the influence of "civilization" and "modern society". Message from the source where the essence of Nature and human flow together. Music from pre-times and out of time. The noise produced by humanoid organisms crawling about piles of metal and plastic, now completely drowns the call from the source of all living. Musicians of Ad Lux Tenebrae act as media, conductors that embody this signal, not bringing anything personal in the act of creation. In their rituals they use the original instruments like tambourine, self-made drums, tube, flutes and other untitled instruments made by themselves. Every ritual is put into a completed action only once, and will never be repeated in future... First ritual is intense and uneasy. A ritual of purifying from momentary things and merging with something that was rejected long time ago in blindness and stupidity. This is a wind tearing apart rotten meat of momentary and dissolving in an inexpressible glow from beyond. The storm of the first ritual gives place to pacification of the second one, but this calmness is illusive. Just like a pillow of moss in the middle of a forest looks so calm and safe, but it hides deadly depth of swamp pit underneath. Ghostly lights appearing in the very border of vision in short yet infinite moment of daybreak twilight, they lure inside the thicket warped in ghostly mist. The road of this music is tempting and frightening, what's gonna happen with the one following it?.. This CD is dedicated to the memory of Raven, a permanent member of the band, passed away in cold autumn of 2008. Rituals of "Ancestor's Call" were among the last recordings done with his participation. 6-panel digisleeve.
Vegvisir Music, 2008
CD
€9



  • Neofolk/neoclassical/industrial/ambient/noise/synth-pop/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
MAJDANEK WALTZ. OPHELIA
"Ophelia" is the second part of a trilogy by Majdanek Waltz. This disc can be considered as evolution of the musical and lyrical essence of the band introduced by the "Hamlet's Childhood" album, and is based on original acoustic music of the band coupled with the lyrics of the German early XX century expressionist poets Paul Zech and Georg Heym. All compositions are published for the first time. The CD was released on October 9, 2009 by joint efforts of the Moscow label Wroth Emitter and St. Petersburg label kultFRONT.
KultFront / Wroth Emitter Productions, 2009
CD
€6,50
MAJDANEK WALTZ / SAL SOLARIS. HIMMEL DES REICHS / DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN
Split "Himmel Des Reichs / Der Himmel Uber Berlin" is a re-issue of the most energetic recording of MW with remastered sound, with special support of their associated from SS. In fact the release continues the theme of MW's single "Cranes" - the theme of inanity of the confrontation between the two forces of brother-soldiers. And yet two poles can be distinctly seen here, divided both stylistically and ideologically. If four tracks of MW are the hymns of one of the confronting sides, performed at the meeting point of anxious military-industrial and dark-folk, four tracks of SS are the ambient-industrial memory of those who was at the other side of the front. The CD is accomplished by a thematical videoclip of SS "Der Himmel Uber Berlin" created from archive video-materials. The author is a clip-maker Oleg Potiy (VJ Dornier Wal). The artwork contains rare photographs from 1939 when the fighters of both poles were still confederates. 6-page digipak.
KultFront, 2008
CD
€6,50
MAJDANEK WALTZ. HAMLETH'S CHILDHOOD
Born in "the soul of all Russia" - the city of Ryazan' - musicians of Majdanek Waltz are carried away by the most mysterious, so called Siver Age of Russian poerty and prose. They appeal to decadence and withered roses weaving them into the "heavenly tragedy" of European expressionism. On a dark stage, among silence, appears death... Without time, like a paradoxical-permanent attribute of the eternal in human soul. "Hamleth's Childhood" is the first in last 3 years, new and long-awaited full-length album of Majdanek Waltz. It's name is taken after a poem by Boris Poplavsky, who was called "a distant violin between close balalaikas" by Vladimir Nabokov... The musicians themselves say that this album reveals the band's sound at most. They have used their classical instruments: guitar, bass, bayan (accordion), violin, keyboards and human voices. For the first time here's female voice - of Larisa Archipetskaya - "precticing witch in third generation" - as the musicians say. Guest appearances also include Anthesteria, Misery and Wolfsblood. The new album emphasizes the emotional saturation, it immerses the listener in melancholy and light autumnal sorrow. Fading, freezing cold and the beauty of death. Besides Boris Poplavsky's poems, "Hamlet's Childhood" is based upon the works of mystic symbolists Georg Heim and Maximilian Voloshin. 6-page digipak.
KultFront, 2007
CD
€6,50
MAJDANEK WALTZ. COLD
"Cold" is the 4th release of KultFront label and the 2nd officially published work of Ryazan-based group Majdanek Waltz. "Silver age dark folk" - that's how this release can be characterized. Live flute and accordion, guitar and bass, accompanied by smooth industrial noises, cast the feeling of transparent melancholy. This is neither light nor dark feeling. More likely it's closer to cosmic coldness, whirling onto the earth surface. Besides Majdanek Waltz this album was prepared with the help of other musicians: Anthesteria (St. Petersburg) and Wolfsblood (Moscow). Anthesteria presented a remix on the track "Everything is going to be in winter way"; Wolfsblood sang on the track "Cold" to the accompaniment of MW. In addition to this album you'll find previously officially unreleased track "Raven" and two thematic photo galleries uncovering the visual constituent of inner life of Majdanek Waltz' musicians.
Listen:
MAJDANEK WALTZ "Cold"
ANTHESTERIA "Everything Is Going To Be In Winter Way"
MAJDANEK WALTZ "Raven"
KultFront, 2006
CD
€6,50
V/A - RUSH FOR BLACK CELEBRATION. RUSSIAN INDUSTRIAL DEPECHE MODE TRIBUTE
Russian Industrial Depeche Mode Tribute is the result of 3 years of work made by Russian industrial musicians who wanted to express their attitude to the famous band in an unusual way. As a rule, DM tributes (and there are over 30 of them for today) present collections of carefully replayed DM songs, and this is done mostly for promoting those who decided to "replay the original" and make it "same way as bafore". Rush for Black Celebration is completely different in this sense. First of all, in it's mood. This disc almost completely lacks for serene naivety of 80-ies, oftenly associated with DM. On the contrary, here one can feel the aspiration for the dark corners of subconsciousness, where one can accidentally (or intentionally) get moving around the CD tracks. Secondly, this tribute is the only dedication to the legendary pop-band where the covers are not only driven by the feeling of recognition or love, but also by the critical revisiting their insane popularity, and even by the feeling of hatred to what they were doing. The result is 17 compositions almost fitting the 80-min limit of the CD. Featuring: Das Reut, Light Collapse, Tbilisi-89, Interior Disposition, Sal Solaris, Alexei Borisov, M-28, Stpocold, Ganzer, Hladna, Instant Movie Combinations, Maroon, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Tsaraas, Noises of Russia, Kaj? 6-page digipak.
Listen:
"Rush For Black Celebration" (promo)
KultFront, 2008
CD
€6,50
V/A - RED SQUARE
Feat. comFORdebt, Nazi Bastards From Aldebaran, Rupor Udara, Majdanek Waltz, MP 44, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Cloning Experiment Failure, Comforter, Linija Mass, Fedor Svolotch, Chelovek, Mashina I Trans V Urbastrukture, DMT, Shumy Rossii (Noises of Russia), Disciplina Arcani, Cisfinitum, Knut. "The third release of musical label KultFront is a compilation entitled "Red Square". 16 Russian industrial projects, more or less known, prepared exclusive tracks for this compilation. There was a simple task given to the musicians - to try to express their attitude to revolution in general and to National-Bolshevism in particular. Maliciously, archly, pathetically, cosmically, intelligently - it's all went different. That's why the compilation contains very stylistically diverse, but qualitatively rich and rather difficult for one-time listening industrial mass. Fragile cardboard sleeve symbolizes the frailty of existence while the CD itself is done in the form of steel armoured train wheel. Just as revolution absorbs absolutely everything, the music and design of this release include completely incompatible, sometimes diametrically opposed things. Intro and Outro contain the recordings made during revolutionary mass-meeting in St. Petersburg at November 7, 2004. Conceptually, this CD has all the chances to go down in history of Russian industrial".
Listen:
KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK "Mamasha"
LINIJA MASS "Triumph Stali"
CISFINITUM "kol O kol"
KultFront, 2005
CD
€6,50
V/A - THE BLACK SQUARE
Fresh survey of Russian post-industrial scene performed by KultFront activists. Cyclotimia, Anthesteria, Reutoff, Bardoseneticcube, Ritualnaya Bioingeneria, EKRAN (collaboration between Kryptogen Rundfunk and Anthesteria), Sal Solaris, Necropolis, BRZB (collaboration between Dmitry Zuboff from Hypnoz and Alexei Borisov) and many more.
Listen:
CYCLOTIMIA "Oil-for-Food Program"
REUTOFF "Uber Den Schmerz (Die Jugend Der Welt Mix)"
SAL SOLARIS "With Me"
KultFront, 2006
CD
€6,50
V/A - THALAMUS II
The compilation dedicated to the 2nd "Thalamus" festival passed in May 2005. Contains 2 tracks by each project performed there: Shumy Rossii (Noises of Russia), EKRAN, Majdanek Waltz, Cisfinitum, Lunar Abyss Deus Organum.
Listen:
NOISES OF RUSSIA "Voices Of The Dead. Part I"
MAJDANEK WALTZ "Your Cilia Are So Long..."
LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM "Hunting For The Sun Perch"
KultFront, 2005
CD
€6,50



  • Darkwave/gothic rock/gothic-electro/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
DVAR. PIIRRAH / TAAI LIIRA
The complete and final reissue of the material from the legendary albums "Piirrah" and "Taai Liira" on one CD with a generous bonus-track section. The occult project DVAR has become known for the "gothic" community after the compilation "Edge Of The Night" released in the year of Millennium. The song "Taai Liira" stood out among the rest of material. Full of inhuman aggression, paranoidal hysteria and infinite pathology this song created at the junction point of darkwave and electronic black metal has opened a window for mass audience. Later followed the release of the first full-length album "Piirrah" in Italy, then powerful stylistical metamorphoses, creation of their own unique style "lightwave", release of 5 albums on Russian label Irond, including "Taai Liira", and many more... This CD presents the complete reissue of "Piirrah" and it's Russian reissue as "Taai Liira" also featuring previously unreleased material. This is a sort of archive mould of surely one of the most dark and sickly chapter in the history both Russian and international "dark scene".
Listen:
"Taai Liira"
"Hissen Raii"
"Vaii Han"
Shadowplay, 2009
CD
€6,50
DOPPELGANGER. DANCING
"Dancing" - it's a new album of Moscow gothic-rock band. The new material is in gothic traditions of early 90th and was written under the influence of death-rock. There are the beautiful male vocal, hard guitar riffs and velvet drums. The CD includes 10 songs in different rhythm in the same style like Sisters of Mercy and The Marionettes. The eleventh track - it's a bonus track, the result of work with the Moscow sinth-goth band Requiem For FM.
Listen:
"Leaves"
"10 Years"
"Winters Misery (Bizzard rmx by Requiem For FM)"
Shadowplay Release, 2005
CD
€6,50
ANTISISTERS. UNZ!
The new album of the Moscow hitmakers is not pretended to something unusual or some kind of sensation. It devotes to the same problems and feelings as before - love on the edge of the death and life, sex on the edge of the madness, the grief of loss and the happy of regainment. "The main feature of the new work is the idea of unity of that quality that so rarely is presented among people that seems close to you. In three letters is put not the sound of the dance rhythm but:it's difficult to explain the name "UNZ!". It's something that can realize in a whole world just our close friends. This name is certain code and the key to it is available just to a few people that are very close to us. "UNZ" is the consonance in which we put our certain sense that close to word WE and OUR. Unsere Neue Zeitung (Our new time) - this formula began logical point after the album releasing."
Listen:
"Fucked By Angels"
"Grayscale Dreams"
"Saint Sinner (Supremus Plastice mix)"
Shadowplay Release, 2005
CD
€6,50



  • Experimental electronica
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
ORB, THE. U.F.ORB
"U.F.Orb" is the second studio album by ambient house group The Orb. It was released in March 1992 and reached #1 on the UK Album Chart. It featured an edited version of The Orb's single "Blue Room". Noted graphic design group The Designers Republic designed the cover art. 8-page booklet.
Listen:
"U.F.Orb"
"Blue Room"
"Towers Of Dub"
Inter-Modo / Island Masters (UK), 1992
CD
€12
MOUSE ON MARS. IDIOLOGY
On "Idiology", the German electronic duo who brought new meaning to the term "electronic pop" subtly expand the Mouse on Mars sound without abandoning their previously established style. The skittering beats, rubbery electro-basslines and loopy sense of humor that were hallmarks of past MOM releases still play a major role here. The sonic palette is, however, broadened on several levels, from shifting, atmospheric string textures to free-jazz sax tones, greater use of vocals, and the presence of a straight-up ska tune, "Idiology" finds Mouse on Mars venturing into areas only hinted at on earlier recordings. The result is a disc that admirably combines quirky, beat-conscious groove thangs with the tasty tones of a unique brand of neo-mood music for our twisted times. Additional personnel includes: Dodo Nkishi (vocals); Matthew Herbert (piano); Matty Arouse (violin); Harold "Sack" Ziegler (trumpet, French horn); Adam "Vert" Butler, F.X. Randomiz (programming). 8-page booklet.
Listen:
"Actionist Respoke"
"Subsequence"
"Presence"
Sonig (Germany), 2001
CD
€12
MOUSE ON MARS. LIVE 04
Mouse On Mars avoided the release of their live recordings for 10 years. They left the documentation of their stage shows to the bootleggers, the secret archivists and hifi resistant butterfly collectors. Apart from a limited 7" and various quietly tolerated bootleg CD-Rs there's never been anything released that had not been painstakingly assembled and galvanized by the band in their studio. But now they bring you Mouse On Mars "Live 04" - the highlights of extensive touring in 2004, and thus a new alloy, melted together from ten years of stage presence. Why Mouse On Mars are among the best live acts in the world needs to be experienced directly, this cannot be understood by these recordings. Nevertheless, they explain very well that this band's gigs are at least as exciting and unpredictable as their records, and that the music of Mouse On Mars, constantly reinventing itself, develops its magical energy especially on stage. From about 600 hours (!!!) of live material, recorded during their various tours of the last year through the US, Japan and Europe, the best takes have been selected and lovingly glued together. Ladies and gentlemen, experience Dodo Nkishi on drums and microphone, Andi Toma on bass guitar, guitar and electronics and Jan St. Werner on keyboards, effects and digitizer on their private stage between recollection and renewal. CD comes with 20 pp. booklet plus "Wipe That Sound" bonus Quicktime movie.
Listen:
"Diskdusk" (live)
"Actionist Respoke" (live)
"Frosch" (live)
Sonig (Germany), 2005
CD
€11
WEVIE DE CREPON. THE AGE OLD AGE OF OLD AGE
Wevie De Crepon is a contractually obliged pseudonym of Wevie Stonder (Skam Records). This band attacks suffocating city life of the 21st century and it's media noise overload with bare-knuckled passion, heroic conviction and a love for sampling and deconstructing music. They create chaos with a surgical precision and finesse unmatched by other sampling peers. Plenty of blast beats and loungy laid back melodies are thrown in there to keep everyone happy. The tracks seem to be a virtual pop song length of 2-3 minutes or less, with mini sound adventures and dubby collage audionarratives weaving in & out, interrupting the flow. There is probably everything that you would expect from a full on post age mind boosting record here. Wevie De Crepon have turned from creating great, straightforward avant cut-up electronica to something that is even newer and even more refreshing: no-age splatter electronica. Digipak.
Listen:
"Ton Wah"
"Puppa Kambi"
"Boiled Egg"
Sonig (Germany), 2003
CD
€11
ELECTRONICAT. BIRDS WANT TO HAVE FUN
In 1997 Fred Bigot began to sample guitar sounds and started his first solo project ELECTRONICAT: bits of vocals, guitar stuff and analog machines and all kinds of distortion, wah wah, delays used in psychedelic electro punky music. In the last three years, he has released several albums, singles and remixes on labels like Disko B, Angelika Koehlermann, Kompakt, Kitty-Yo or Mute. ELECTRONICAT has played live shows in Europe, America and Japan.
Listen:
"Bolantronic"
"Mause"
"Fondre Dans Les Nuages"
Angelika Kohlermann (Austria), 2002
CD
€11
ELECTRONICAT. RE:BIRD THE ELECTRONICAT REMIXES
Remixes by DAT Politics, Felix Kubin, The Hacker, Captain Comatose, GD Luxxe, Adult., Kid 606 and many more. Digipak.
Listen:
ANNE LAPLANTINE "Birds Want To Have Fun Now"
DAT POLITICS "Maus Moosing"
GD LUXXE "Bohlentronic"
Angelika Kohlermann (Austria), 2004
CD
€11
AUGSBURGER TAFELCONFECT. FUSION IN THE SLAUGHTERHAUS
Augsburger Tafelconfect is an audiovisual hamburgian trio consisting of Jyrgen Hall, who also recorded quite a lot of stuff for Cologne's finest label Staubgold under the name of Gunter Adler, as well as with his group Gronland Orchester, on laptop and electronics. Musically he teams up with Sebastian Reier on volcano-guitar. Their name pays tribute to the frivolous medieval music of Valenthin Rathgeber but their music is far away from that. Mixing electronically processed analogue guitar, computer, electronics as well as concrete sounds and beatz, they create a kind of half-improvised music that kicks ass instead of boring people with too much academic referentiality - their live sets add another component: the strong and colorful atmospheric visuals by BaronesseA who is also the designer of Nneon. This is their debut recording.
Listen:
"Franz Muntefering"
"Bahrenfeld Ausradieren"
"Confecthymne"
Nneon (Germany), 2004
CD
€6,50
ELECTRO SUN. UBIK
With respect to intensity, electro Sun's music cannot be topped. Hypnotic and narcotic. Somehow like the sensation you get from a strong drug during the first milliseconds of it's impact. 'The Gravity Dissappears and Causes a Mess' (Gravity). What follows is a jouney through the nerve cells into the bowels of one's own psyche and from there into outer space. Surrounded by streched, broad, floating and breathing sounds; supported by Pia Burnette's brilliant voice. Electro Sun is a band from Hamburg, Germany, where it was formed in 1999. In the early 90s, Kathrin Kuhrau(organ) and Pia Burnette already played together as the Mausi Sisters. Doublebass-player Thomas Jung is also part of Stau (Fidel Bastro).
Listen:
"Gravity"
"Wedding"
"Leave You Lying There"
Storage Records (Germany), 2001
CD
€6,50



  • Experimental electronica/electroacoustic
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
RENOU, CHRISTIAN / ANEMONE TUBE. TRANSFERENCE
C. Renou (aka Brume) reworks ambient tape manipulations by the German project Anemone Tube. Collages and noisy wokrs mix with quieter parts. CD in poster-art package.
Auf Abwegen (Germany), 2003
CD
€9



  • Experimental electronica/glitch/IDM/ambient/field recordings/free improvisation
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
BLUERMUTT. DECIVILIZE AFTER CONSUMPTION
After having a successful net-release "When I'm Not" on Nexsound, Bluermutt continues to move in the direction of melodic collages and groovy compositions. With vocals by Fredo Viola, Steph Thirion and Linn Rasimelli he made a splendid record that incorporates such things as ease and availability of pop music but still is a fascinating listening. With this album Nexsound continues it's new series of CDs - PQP (pickup) which are dedicated to more accessible music than Nexsound usually has a passion to release. PQP albums dwell on the edge where experimental and pop music meet together. CD in oversized gatefold sleeve.
Listen:
"Welcome To A Bluer Blue Sky"
"One Body - No Head"
"Before Going To Bed"
Nexsound (Ukraine), 2008
CD
€8,50
ZAVOLOKA / AGF. NATURE NEVER PRODUCES THE SAME BEAT TWICE
This is a collaboration between ukrainian musician, producer and graphic designer ZAVOLOKA and german vocalist, poet, musician and producer AGF aka ANTYE GREIE. NATURE NEVER PRODUCES THE SAME BEAT TWICE contains 50 one minute compositions each dedicated to a certain plant. The tracks are split into 5 subgroups: trees/ bushes/ meadow/ flowers / spices. The language the artists communicate in is english but both bring in their native tongue by naming plants and both are singing and speaking ukrainian as well as interpreting ukrainian traditional folk lyrics. The record was mainly recorded in AGF's studio in berlin kreuzberg in july 2005. edited and crafted in kyiv, ukraine at ZAVOLOKA's studio and mastered and completed in berlin prenzlauer berg in vladislav delays studio the white room in autumn 2005. The material is strictly female touch and without comparison to existing sound on planet earth. The design, photos, ornaments and packing are made by ZAVOLOKA.
Nexsound (Ukraine), 2006
CD
€8,50
ZAVOLOKA VS KOTRA. TO KILL THE TINY GROOVY CAT EP
"Kotra played bass, clanged and creaked. Zavoloka has nurtured it and killed it". CD in oversized gatefold sleeve.
Nexsound (Ukraine), 2006
CD-R
€6,50
PERLONEX / KEITH ROWE / CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE. TENSIONS
This double-CD documents the 5th anniversary concert of Perlonex who on this occasion invited Keith Rowe(AMM) and Charlemagne Palestine as guests in order to feature different aspects of their musical work in two distinct sets.
Nexsound (Ukraine), 2006
2CD
€12
V/A - RURAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY
This Ukrainian compilation is a collection of field recordings from various different rural areas have collected by 16 international contributors and aim to highlight the specific effects that a particular landscape and geographical location can have. Artists are geoff dugan, francisco lopez, courtis (of Reynols), jason kahn, andrey kiritchenko, tomas korber / gunter muller, lunt, the moglass, radian, tom carter (of Charalambidies) & vanessa arn, martin tetreault, rosy parlane, steinbruchel, kim cascone, kotra, kouhei & freiband.
Listen:
ANDREY KIRITCHENKO "Babai"
RADIAN "Unje"
KOTRA "Lost River"
Nexsound (Ukraine), 2004
CD
€8,50



  • Experimental/glitch/ambient/free improvisation
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V4W.ENKO + D'INCISE. AM.P.E.REM.EC
v4w.enko is a project of Evgeniy Vaschenko, based in Kyiv, Ukraine and started 2007 as live electronics, working with sound and visual streams. Sound and video streams are being realized in real time by manipulation of self programmed algorithms. Parts of algorithms have simple forms and are correlated one with another by simple rules. D'incise, electroacoustic musician, doing both composed and improvised works, from so called electronica to musique concrete, drone, EAI and post-reductionism influences. He focuses mainly on generation and manipulation of acoustic sound sources and objects, loves feedbacks and digital glitches as well. He tends to extract the most tiny details of the elements, appreciates slowness and obsessive explorations of simple processes. He coordinates the Insubordinations netlabel, dedicated to improvised musics, and was actively inside the Audioactivity collective and netlabel, does graphic design and works sometime on sound installations. Deeply influenced by the free culture thinking he loves to share and spread its albums and creations on the web.v4w.enko and d'incise collaboration is a pure product of the internet generation, they knew each others music far before getting really in touch. They've been both very present on the netaudio scene during the past years. They created this album, then later meet and played some concerts in Switzerland developing a different way, more based in improvisation, to generate their music. So the album is definitely home music, a fine tuning of ambient, glitches, electroacoustic, soft hisses and a slight touch of fragmented electronica. Their music is about duality, of spaces, languages, focal points, always so close but never totally in contact. The sounds are built from a contrasted proposition between automatic processing, algorithmic synthesis, cold demonstration of theories that are suddenly getting sensitive by a context of stochastic, organic, human mind related layers of acoustic sounds and underlines of delicate noises. Thing happens separately and simultaniously, never in conflict, none having more value than the other, till reaching the point where the melt into one music. Limited edition 250 copies.
Listen:
"A.pic.urb.n"
"Le Declin Des Especes"
"Par La Gauche"
Everestrecords (Switzerland), 2012
LP
€17
V4W.ENKO. SND
v4w.enko is a project of Evgeniy Vaschenko, based in Kyiv, Ukraine and started 2007 as live electronics, working with sound and visual streams. Sound and video streams are being realized in real time by manipulation of self programmed algorithms. Parts of algorithms have simple forms and are correlated one with another by simple rules. Limited edition 150 copies in mini-DVD-box.
Electroton (Germany), 2010
3"CD-R
€8
V4W.ENKO. HARMONIC RATIO
Constant correlation flow of outer factors and pre-programmed algorithms taking influence on real time process procedures. It's inner life consists of simple particles closely interrelating each other by finding basic principles harmonic variations. Design by Zavoloka (based on graphics by v4w.enko).
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2009
CD
€8,50



  • Electro-noise/glitch/IDM/ambient/minimal/techno-industrial
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
ZAVOLOKA. VEDANA
This is second volume from series of albums dedicated to Purification by Four Elements: Water. The music is composed by Kateryna Zavoloka, transmitting different states of water and how they can be specifically translated to the sound. Low frequencies as a depth, traditional vocal as surface of sonic water. This album is a result of 2-years research, including work at Electroacoustic Music Studio at Academy of Music in Cracow and concerts-performances in collaboration with live generative interactive visuals from Laetitia Morais. It is exploration of Water Element. It is inspired by knowledge about Ukrainian Cossacks-Magicians, so-called Kharakternyky, that could control forces of nature, particularly water. They used to drink spring water to purify their energy and to became undistinguished and fluid as water. To reach inner melting. CD also contains video "Vedana", made by Laetitia Morais.
Listen:
"Splendent Viscid Fluid"
"We Drank Water On Vehement Shore Of A Bright Life"
"Immersion In Transparent Circle"
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2011
CD
€8,50
ZAVOLOKA. VITER
"Viter" means "Wind" in Ukrainian and this CD is dedicated to the Air element. Inhale Air, exhale Universe, be Universe, unite with Universe. This is first rite to the purification and self-actualization. Universe is waiting for us to change ourselves. First of all we should understand ourselves and to feel the Truth inside us and everywhere. Lead your feelings and emotions, influence your condition. Human being is integral part of the Universe. Universe is magical. Breathe. Zavoloka invented warm clear melodies and structures played by violin and contrabass to create airy, windy, kind, ethereal, hearty and soulful music. Design of cover artwork, packing was inspired by the evening sky - bright, warm yellow, amber lines on deep blue background. CD in oversized gatefold sleeve.
Listen:
"Exhale"
"Inhale"
"Inhale"
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2007
CD
€8,50
STURQEN. PRAGA
Sturqen are Cesar Rodrigues and David Arantes, a duo from Portugal. Their music tries to explore a vast amount of sonic intensities where a techno-trance universe is combined with a constant noise attitude. In 2011 Sturqen won in two nominations of Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in Paris - as The Best Artist and Discovery category with their digital release "Peste".
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2011
CD
€8,50
STURQEN. PIRANHA
"Piranha" explores a vast amount of massive sonic rhythmics where a techno-trance universe is combined with a constant pure noise attitude. A continuous search for raw and energetic sounds gives the strength and anarchy to Sturqen's Piranha. Design by Zavoloka.
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2009
CD
€8,50
KOTRA. REVOLT
Prime explosion of sprightly elements from different times in combination with bizarre oscillations from friendly alchemists.. Something from the past and something from the present. Independence in variety, light's inside. This is 8th solo work of Kotra. 10 original tracks with five remixes from Zavoloka, Dunaewsky69, Sturqen, v4w.enko and Pomassl. CD in oversized gatefold sleeve.
Listen:
"Mince"
"Kharkiv"
"Kalor Desertification" (Pomassl Mix)
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2010
CD
€8,50
KOTRA & ZAVOLOKA. WAG THE SWING
24 swinging and jazzing tracks that sound quite different from each artists solo works. Explosive broken beats, slow motioned melodies, raw uncutted pieces - more than two years of improvising and constructing in one release. Bass, empty vinyl player, blank CD matrixes, voice and other machines. Swinged and jammed in Kyiv mostly during summer and autumn of year 2006, also in winter and spring of 2005. CD in oversized gatefold sleeve.
Kvitnu (Ukraine), 2006
CD
€8,50



  • Experimental/electroacoustic/field recording/industrial/ambient
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
TBC. INSECTA: THE BIRTH OF GODS
This is the debut full-length CD by Thomas Beck solo project - raw and noisy soundscape inspired by the kind of the modern mythology, showing his perfect skills in uncommon treatment of synthetic sounds, samples and field recordings, after numerous small run works, different collaborations with other artists and other activity... Thomas Beck started in the early 80s as H 6 4, influenced by the aesthetics of Dada/Futurism - an antistatement of society and music. He was active in tape/mailart network with two labels (DDT-Tapes and EX) and fanzine called "Magazine". Some years later he discovered the possibilities of natural sound phenomena - the structure and signals of being there. In 1991 he formed the "Hor-Bar" music club with Y-Ton-G and Malte Steiner and changed the name to tbc. The main idea was to make a room for exchange of musical ideas and the possibility to meet musicians from around the world. In 1992, Thomas started the new record label Wachsender Prozess for noise culture based sounds, which is still active. Together with Gunter Reznicek (Nova Huta) und Felix Knoth (Felix Kubin, Klangkrieg) he launched the "Odradek" magazine, devoted to electroacoustic and electronic music, and weekly experimental music program Radio Gagarin on local autonomy radio station FSK. Further projects included some short films, art stuff, DJing, several performances with the improvisational band Six and More, the collaboration with Jan Iwers (No) called Freie Hand. Also with Guy Saldanha, Heiner Metzger, and some mail music projects with Brume, Artificial Memory Trace, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe. The interactive sound installations with Istari Lasterfaher and label art exhibition at different spaces, participation in the improvisation noise group 180 Grad and the citizenship of Elgaland/Vargaland completes the presentation of this outstanding german soundartist.
Listen:
"Part 01"
"Part 03"
"Part 04"
Monochrome Vision, 2012
CD
€9
WATERCOLOURED WELL. ARSONIST'S REBIRTHDAY AUDITION
This is debut album of the german band consisting of various artists who are involved into the experimental music scene since 80s, each one is quite well known through own activity, but for this album, they gathered altogether for the first time. Seven improvised tracks are recorded in the best way of post-industrial jam sessions of the past... Brandstifter is interdisciplinary amalgam, chairman of Walpoden, plays as/in Meulenkrach, SK Orchestra, The Dass Sagebett, Wizards of Oi. Ronnie Oliveras is a part of Datashock, Flamingo Creatures, Autistic Argonauts, Phantom Limbo. Dirk Huelstrunk is soundpoetry-performer all over Europe, Scandinavia and USA, with lectures and workshops at schools and universities, broadcasting for e.g. HR, DLF, SWR, RNEspagna and regulary shows Knallfabet on Radio X, co-founder of Kulturnetz Frankfurt e.V. who organizes cultural events, festivals and poetry-slams. Tanja Roolfs is member of the performance-duo Horstundireneschmitt and co-host of Walpodenakademie, co-organizer of Kunstzwerg-Festival, shop & studio for jewellery, art and design in Mainz, released some music with Immerhin and Blechen on tape and CD. Daniel Voigt runs SicSic Tapes label, works at Phantom Limbo Collective, plays as/in Hering und seine sieben Sachen, Horzes, Autistic Argonauts and Pawned Pajamas. Johannes Lauxen is member of Knertz Collective and performed with We Rip Stockings!, Death Machine, Kolter and solo (releases on Knertz and Kind City). Mr. Ebu works also as Herr Ebu and with Hacke Peters and makes music for TV-documentations, DVDs and slideshows, runs label Ebus Music and regular show on Radio X, also author for fanzines, magazines and books. Barbara Rossler did coverpainting during the musical performance, she lives and works as illustrator, caricaturist and painter in Mainz, has exhibitions, participations and performances since 1995, founded the artist's workshop Das Atelier.
Monochrome Vision, 2012
CD
€9
PBK & ZANSTONES. MANTIS FOG DESERT
Zan Hoffman started his musical activity in 1984 and released an impressive amount of albums - more than 1000 releases under dozens of pseudonyms like Zanstones, Zanoisect, Bodycocktail, Masters Of The Ungentlemanly Art etc, including the collaborations with Francisco Lopez, Minoy, Agog, Jeff Surak, and other fellow explorers worldwide. Almost all of them were self-published by his own ZH27 label on tapes/CDRs and later on the net. The new collaboration of PBK and Zan Hoffman (Zanstones) is the experiment in perfect interaction between noise music, ambient approach and electronic sound, with organic and sometimes even psychedelic output. For both artists, being active in the underground music scene for many years, this album is very distinct and peculiar showcase of their endless creative potential.
Monochrome Vision, 2011
CD
€9
WHETHAM, SIMON & FRIENDS. MEDITATIONS ON LIGHT
In 2009 Simon Whetham was commissioned by painter Kathryn Thomas to compose a surround sound composition and installation to accompany her Darkspace project, a series of paintings inspired by the infinity of the cosmos, which was exhibited as part of her biggest solo exhibition to date, 'Lightyears'... The composition was also mixed down to a stereo version, mastered by Scanner, and released on Simon's own label, Traceable Echoes, to be available to visitors of the exhibition. Many other artists heard the work and gave praise to this departure from Simon's work up until that point, as for the first time he had composed with much more musical elements, and an idea emerged. Simon was already planning his own reworking of the raw materials of 'Lightyears', as he felt the brief was very restrictive, and wanted to hear the results of using the same material without these constraints. He also offered the opportunity to all artists who responded positively to the work to produce their own characteristic interpretation of the composition. Here are the results; a common thread is evident, but very individual voices are heard, leading you on an immersive, engaging journey...
Listen:
CD1. LIGHTYEARS:
SIMON WHETHAM "Lightspace"
SIMON WHETHAM "Darkerspace"
CD2. RECONSTRUCTIONS:
FORUM "Early Sight"
PHILIPPE PETIT "De Biscanti"
LAWRENCE ENGLISH "Meditation On Light"
Monochrome Vision, 2011
2CD
€14
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE. AMA_ZONE1: BLACK-WATERS
This album is basically the report about the trips to Brazil during 2007-2008. Everything you can imagine, from airport recordings and street noise to the environmental recordings of bees, bats, frogs etc, also the sounds of boat, campfire, underwater etc. Mostly unedited, these recordings are presented here as is, with some of them just transposed to have been heard by human ears. A kind of meta-reality, which is not accessible for those who never visited this part of the world... Collage of Re_Ality-particles created by Slavek Kwi during Nov-Dec 2010 and April 2011 in T.O.P. (Tentacles Of Perception) Studio, Ireland. All (except when stated otherwise) sounds were recorded in remote reserve Xixuau Xiparina in region of Rio Jauaperi off Rio Negro (Brazil) Aug 2007 and Dec 2008-Jan 2009. Thanks to Chris Clark for his support and guides Castelo and Jose Ferreira Barroso for navigating us on the canoe through flooded rainforest (www.amazonia.org). Track 2-11 was conceived originally as multichannel installation dedicated to children on the autistic spectrum; produced by "Learn & Explore", The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland - many thanks to Katie Wink and Carol-Ann McKenna for kind support (www.nch.ie). The majority of sounds were not subjected to any other transformation than editing and layering to form another meta-reality. The exceptions are: track 1 (noise reduction used for some sounds recorded in airport, speed-variation in the end of airplane taking off), track 2 (echo effect used with voice), track 3,8,13 (originally to human ear inaudible ultrasonic sounds were transposed with speed-variation within our aural reality). The division in tracks is for location of sound purposes mainly; it has no compositional meaning.
Monochrome Vision, 2011
CD
€9
MYSTERY HEARSAY. FLESH TOMB
The music of Mystery Hearsay is synth/guitar based old school post-industrial from the 80s, the classics of hometaping aesthetics, psychedelic noise trips with some rhythmic parts and fuzzy vocals. This is the first proper CD album including the remastered tracks from "Flesh Tomb" tape, and from "Unifur" tape originally released as LARB album back in 1986... Crawling back from Die-hard damnation and clearing out the cobwebs in 2004 one will find the trilogy of Zeromoon CD-r releases. These along with a interpretation 3 inch release curated bit by bit ala Cornucopia crew of Jorge Castro (PR) are all available on www.archive.org. The submitted tracks were cured and preserved by MC Ladno aka Jeff Surack of uber intelligence and organizer of Sonic Circuit festivities - a master of Quantification with a CAPITAL K. Here and now we retro blast into the end of 2010 when the lid was about to drop on the tomb. Sprouting from a chance meeting in northeast tennessee the burial ground gets raided again. Thus Kuwahara was birthed in the lab of M. Peck and his label Waiting World Records. The debut CD release [Honeycult] opened the womb for the Cultivation series of interpretations and remixes. Volume one contributions by Wilt,Lagowski,Steve Brand,Brian Sanders and topped off with two newer tracks. It is insane and impossible to compress three decades into a few paragraphs. There's just too many tombs in the plot. We continue to turn the soil... at www.mysteryhearsay.com.
Monochrome Vision, 2011
CD
€9
FACTOR X. 022
factor X started in June 1983 in Paignton as a conceptual music project by Shaun Robert. Since then, a lot of tapes were released, on labels like Drahtfunk Products, Schimpfluch, SPH, Jeremy Bamber Tapes, BV Tapes, Intransitive Recordings and Old Europa Cafe. The collaborative CD with TAC and Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock was published by Harsh Dept. in 1996, it has been quiet for many years, but now Shaun Robert emerged again with some new projects like Mutant Beatniks etc. It's a good time to remember his old and quite obscured recordings from the 80s!.. "022 was put together over the year 1985, there's a sound on here that take me right back to the time I recorded them, the first that comes to mind is the recording of a fire engine from the roof top where I was living, and the squeaking bed sounds from a flat I moved into later. I'd listen to the parts over and over, it's all very basically put together, with a technic I was using at the tape which was, three tape machines, two playing and one recording, and we're talking Radio Shack not even Pioneer. An extra thing I should mention, is that there was a 7" single part with the tape, I think I did a edition of 25, and sent them to poor devils I had the addresses of. I can only remember one good response from this guy in Portugal, a DJ on some radio station, he sent me this wonderful letter back saying how much he loved the record, and tried to play it out, but nearly got the sack. The single were second hand from a bargain bin, scratched to pieces, you could play them but destroy your stylus. I put labels on them so there was really no way of knowing who had originally done the little disc. The cover for the single was a drawing I did of an angular man, starting his walk down a path, a picture that has so what hung in my mind, think about now, after listening to 022, while recording it off to put up, there is a connection with the aboriginal content that's on the tape."
Monochrome Vision, 2011
CD
€9
KINETIX. GESTALTSYSTEM 01. POSSIBLE FORMS
"Possible Forms" is the first section of the audio installation titled "Gestaltsystem" represented for the first time at the exhibition "PX: Piombino eXperimenta 2005" Piombino (Italy). "Possible Forms" is not a double-CD album, but it's an audio-set composed by two CDs planned to be played simultaneously. It includes sixteen electronic compositions of identical length (5'.20") for a total time of 42'.42" for each CD. This work is conceived in order that every track of each record could play as second layer on every track of the other one. For this reason, the tracks hasn't neither title nor a pre-arranged sequential order. Macrostructure: the black CD includes eight tracks with metrical-tonal elements, while the white CD contains eight tracks of only noise drones. Both CDs have the same peak level (0dB), so the listener can choose the respective volume of each of the two CDs. These recordings contain ultra and sub sonic frequencies; for this reason the author advices the listener not to play the CDs at high volumes. Microstructure: all the tracks are obtained from a special combination of forty different audio fragments, previously selected and extracted from various digital sources. The minimal form of the entire work was specifically created to facilitate the listening in combined modality, establishing this way a precise relationship between sign and function. Vertical audio system: using two CD players (or CD-ROM/DVD players) in Random / Shuffle and Repeat modes, both players have to be started simultaneously. So, the two records can be played together ad libitum, generating sounds and sequences in continuous movement. Possible Forms uses sound strategies based on the calculation of auditive times and spaces in order to create a different kind of audio-logic design. In this sense this work can be intended as a device able of expanding the ordinary possibilities of domestic listening and it can be presented in the form of audio installation.
Listen:
CD1: 01 03 06
CD2: 02 04 06
Monochrome Vision, 2006
2CD
€10
RUIZ, MIGUEL A. GROSOR
Miguel Angel Ruiz, from Madrid, is one of the main reference names of the Spanish experimental electronic music during the 80s, together with artists such as Esplendor Geometrico, Macromassa, Francisco Lopez, Avant Dernieres Pensees, Comando Bruno, Diseno Corbusier, etc. This is the new, remastered version of classic material recorded back in 80s, next to postindustrial aesthetics priority in electronic music. Rigorous and austere, ascetic but dynamic, this music rearranges everyday being into mindchallenging imagination, reserving the leading parts for the habitual processes and domestic objects. From the deep underground of Spanish industrial music, it comes to be rediscovered after 15 years.
Listen:
"Humedad Y Enfermedad"
"Lucarpian Cloud"
"XX Weltjugendnacht"
Monochrome Vision, 2005
CD
€6,50



  • Drone ambient/IDM
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - BALANCED
Second release of Russian label run by Places project and dedicated to the edition of calm and contemplative music. Featuring artists: Chris Tenz, Kshatriy, Cyclofillydea, Places, Jukeen, Arexx, Lunar Abyss Deus Organum vs. Kadegu, I/Dex, Harmash, Alexander Daf. General style direction: ambient / drone / idm. Digipak.
Circlesandlines Recordings, 2008
CD
€8,50



  • Experimental electronica/micromusic/drone/ambient/noise/glitch/musique concrete/field recording/krautrock/synth-pop/modern electric blues/techno/minimal
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
HASWELL, RUSSELL. ACID NO!SE SYNTHESIS
Improvisation on either modular synthesiser, computer or electronics and pedals. Recorded and simultaneously monitored on stereo/phase scope (visual) and speakers or headphones (auditory). Performed, recorded (direct to HD - 2 channel - no overdub, no midi), edited, compiled and mastered by Russell Haswell in Suffolk, 2010 - 2011. For multi-sensory experience (seeing sound, in this case, Lissajous patterns), connect a stereo/phase scope (Oscilloscope X-Y view or software equivalent) to your audio player... 16page booklet with text and 15 vector oscillograms.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011

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CD
€13
HASWELL, RUSSELL. WILD TRACKS
Russell Haswell returns with a complete departure from his real-time computer generated improvisations ('Live Salvage' & 'Second Live Salvage'). WILD TRACKS is a collection of 'deliberate recordings' made with other multi media / film projects in mind. These recordings do not contain any overdubs or compression, and document a wide variety of audio experiences. Taking you to a blowhole in Jamaica, inside an ant colony and to the entrance of wasp nest in Suffolk, on a helicopter ride in St. Lucia, two waterfalls in County Durham, as well as the sound of freshly fallen snow, flies being electrocuted and contributions from various military tactical airlift planes, air defence fighters and attack helicopters. The recordings on WILD TRACKS were realised using a variety of techniques including using hydrophones to record falling snow, recording gamekeepers many fields away with a parabolic dish, as well as binaural, 'near-field' & 'direct'. KIDZbox + A2 poster.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2009
CD
€13
YASUNAO TONE. MP3 DEVIATIONS #6+7
The MP3 Deviation album contains pieces that are results of the collaborative research by a team of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) and myself, led by Tony Myatt at Music Research Center at the University of York in UK in 2009. My idea was to develop new software based on the disruption of the MP3. Primarily I thought the MP3 as reproducing device could have created very new sound by intervention between its main elements, the compression encoder and decoder. It turned out that result was not satisfactory. However, we found that if the sound file had been corrupted in the MP3, the corruptions generated 21 error messages, which could be utilized to assign various 21 lengths of samples automatically. Combining with different play back speeds, it could produce unpredictable and unknowable sound. That is a main pillar of the software. We, also, added some other elements such as flipping stereo channels and phase inversing alternately with a certain length of frequency ranges, which resulted different timbres and pitches. I performed several times at the MRC and I was certain that this software would be a perfect tool for performances. I have tentatively performed the piece in public in Kyoto, May 2009 and in New York, in May 2010. I also performed it successfully with totally different sound sources when I was invited for The Morning Line in Vienna in June 2011. Digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011
CD
€13
COH. IIRON
It would be too easy to simply call IIRON the COH metal album, as it goes way beyond that. True, this album of classic Pavlov stompers contains more than its fair share of guitars both acoustic and electric, yet it still maintains that sense of power and purpose through electronic music which stands out as the COH 'raison d'etre'. Coming 11 years after IRON, which also tackled the sound of rock with alarming results, the new album features not only recent guitar tracks recorded at Music Research Centre at York University, but also recordings made during Soviet era Russia, which refer to Pavlov's underground music activities in the early 80-ies when making or even consuming of "metal music" was forbidden. IIRON is a powerful, well executed electronic rock record, with just a dash a humour to keep it from becoming pompous, as so much of that kind of music can be sometimes. Digipak.
Listen:
"Red Square"
"Soii Noir"
"All Lights Are Fire"
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011
CD
€13
COH. MASK OF BIRTH
This album was originaly released as a vinyl for Raster-Noton, so that should say a lot already. Then remastered to digital format by Austria's Mego label. CoH also known as Ivan Pavlov is a russian electronic musician that lives and works in Sweden. However, his cultural roots are in his mother country, and he seems to be more a rapport to the Russian avant-garde rather than to the Western rock-pop tradition. As one of his early works (mask of birth), this one is actually inspired by the 70's and early 80's dance music, but don't get fooled, as this album actually works on that microscopic, Raster-Notonish level. As stated on the cover, it is "new disco for the new human".
Mego (Austria), 2002
CD
€13
VAINIO, MIKA. LIFE (...IT EATS YOU UP)
Whereas previous works by Mika Vainio have utilised guitar Life (: It Eats You Up) is the first to use the instrument as its primary sound source. A fascinating, sometimes disturbing and deeply personal work this new 10 track set bears all the hallmarks (exacting attention to detail of tone, rhythm and texture) of Vainio's previous works with some stunning surprises, such as his cover version of The Stooges' 'Open Up and Bleed'. Tracks such as 'Mining' hark bark to the banging beat excesses of Pan sonic, with 'Crashed' and 'And Give Us Our Daily Humiliation' and the opening 'In Silence A Scream Takes A Heart' reveal a new intensity to Vainio's work and is yet another superb additional to his brilliant catalogue. 6-panel digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011
CD
€13
CAPECE, LUCIO & MIKA VAINIO. TRAHNIE
On first glance Lucio Capece and Mika Vainio seem unlikely partners. Two standard bearers at opposing poles of extremity, both sonically and geographically. Lucio from Argentina and rooted in a traditions of jazz and Improv, while Mika hailing from Finland sourced in early 90s electronic and Industrial scenes. However, they both share an alarming attention to detail when it comes to their audio compositions, and neither are afraid of pushing boundaries of abstraction to the limit. With this in mind its with great pleasure that Editions Mego issues their first album as a duo. Recorded over a 2 year period in Berlin (their common chosen home), its as startling as it is visceral. Delicate as it is extreme. Huge blasting slabs of concrete sax geometrically oppose sonic taps of electronic sound, which bring about a fascinating sound palette. Digipak.
Listen:
"Juurake"
"Ahuyenta Temores"
"Tolmavuo"
Editions Mego (Austria), 2009
CD
€13
MCGUIRE, MARK. GET LOST
This album is dedicated to my family, friends, and the spirit of the summer night sky. And yet another killer album from the ever productive Mark McGuire. It just keeps getring better, as he delivers another fine set of tunes in his perfected style. A few more electronic elements than usual and even some voices., but still the unique blend feell good riffs, electric and acoustic loops and melodies that just stick in the head. Its game of 2 sides of course, with side one chocabloc full of short short hits with side two stretcning to one side long jam of blissed out McGuire ambience. Awesome. Digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011
CD
€13
GILBERT, BRUCE. OBLIVIO AGITATUM
Editions Mego is very pleased to announce the release of a new album by Bruce Gilbert, whose career stretches back to late 1960's British avant garde art & music scenes, and has since played an important and influential role with his involvement in various rock based formations, work for choreographic projects and art installations 'Oblivio Agitatum' is Gilbert's first album length release since 'Ordier' (realised 1996 and released in 2004), essentially making this his first album of the 21st century. A startling and mesmerizing work which recalls some of his mid 1980's works such as 'This Way' and 'Shivering Man'. An ever shifting set of agitated and obscure tones creating a sense of confusion while still being highly structured and concentrated. A stunning return. Digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2009
CD
€13
GILBERT, BRUCE. THIS WAY
This Way, originally released in 1984 on Mute (STUMM 18), was Bruce Gilbert's first solo album being realised in that brief period between Dome winding down operations and Wire reforming for first time. A stunning study of controlled ambience and subtle minimalism, which is still regarded as an all time favourite to us here at Editions Mego. The bulk of the album is taken up by the mighty Do You Me? I Did / Swamp pieces which were commissioned for piece of the same name by choreographer Michael Clark. A grey tonal poem of amazing bleak beauty building up to the ecstatic crescendo of the third movement. Elsewhere short notes on the possibilities of abstract electronic noise are included in the form of Here Visit and U, Mu, U, which still hold their sense of urgency a quarter of a century after being initially recorded. This is also the first time the complete album is available domestically on CD. Previous CD issues were the This Way to The Shivering Man on Mute (with U Mu U missing), and the Japan only 3 CD box with This Way, Shivering Man and Insiding previously released by Alfa Recordings. This 25th Anniversary reissue is remastered by Russell Haswell and contains a re-work by Dave Coppenhall on Angela Conway's original artwork. 6-panel digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2009
CD
€13
FELL, MARK. UL8
This project takes its name from the Celestion UL8 speaker. My older brother bought a pair of these when i was starting comprehensive school, and between his 10cc and Supertramp records i first encountered electronically synthesized sound at high volumes. I soon noticed a pattern emerging in my musical tastes which excluded guitars or drums. Instead i favoured almost exclusively the electronic textures and rhythms of The Human League, Fad Gadget and other synthesiser based music of that period. I was quite curious about this prejudice and would try to work out why Kraftwerk sounded so much better than a rock band of the time. So began my interest in the texture of synthetic sound - there was something much more beautiful (and perhaps more emotionally charged) about a sustained square wave than any guitar solo. I began search out and replay sections of music which dropped to a single sound - these, for some reason, were the best. This interest increased when, a few months later, my parent's next door neighbour (a technician in the electronics department at Sheffield University) let me borrow his analogue synthesiser on semi-permanent loan. And, following that, i managed to convince my dad to buy me a cheap second hand Boss Dr55 drum machine. Many years later Mat Steel and i used the UL8 speakers, now relegated to an attic in a rented house, to work on early abandoned 12" projects (circa 1993). Finally my brother gave in to demand and let me have the speakers which now sit in my front room. Although these are of little use in a studio context, they still provide an adequate and often rewarding listening experience. The tracks here replicate the simple monosynth and drum machine equation; and have, to a large extent, been made with and for the UL8. Digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011
CD
€13
FENN O'BERG. IN STEREO
After a hiatus of almost 9 years the legendary trio of Christian Fennesz, Jim O'Rourke and Peter Rehberg have returned with a new studio album. Technically the first studio album as previous releases were edits of live performances. They spent a week in Studio GOK Sound, Tokyo to lay down some stunning electronic works. Whereas previously the emphasis was on a chaotic blend of found samples mangled through their mobile computing systems to create a humorous oddball sound, 'In Stereo' implements a more wider instrumental palette of analogue & digital synthesis, guitar, piano, bass and percussion. What they do maintain is the ability to make a near psychedelic audio blend where its impossible to determine who does what. Digipak.
Listen:
"Part III"
"Part V"
"Part I"
Editions Mego (Austria), 2010
CD
€13
FENNESZ. HOTEL PARAL.LEL
"Hotel Paral.lel", originally released in September 1997 by Mego, was Christian Fennesz's debut solo album. Following up from the EP "Instrument", it was an investigation into the sonic possibilties residing in guitar based digital music, recorded just before mobile computing devices became the norm. A far more darker and experimental work than what was to follow. Freeform noise, sliced techno beats and subtle ambient textures create a timeless work, which is an essential addition to any collection of pioneering music of the late 20th Century. On the closing "Aus" we see a glimpse of what was to come, a springboard to the future. In addition to the original 14 tracks, 2 extra titles are included: "5", (originally released in 1996 as a 7" single on Syntactic (LEAK20), in an edition of 100), and the acclaimed video made by Tina Frank/skot for the track "Aus". 6-panel digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2007

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CD
€13
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER. RETURNAL
'Returnal' is the 4th album from Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never project, after 'Betrayed In The Octagon (Deception Island, 2007), 'Zones Without People (Arbor, 2009) and 'Russian Mind' (No Fun, 2009). All 3 albums being superbly compiled on the 'Rifts' double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine tune his craft for creation of deep atmospheres and texture even further. Starting off with the mind blowing triptych of 'Nil Admiari'/'Describing Bodies'/'Stress Waves', which fires off into a noise/rhythm excess before entering a zone of relative calm building to the melancholy of the final part. This set the tone perfectly for the albums title track, a stunning out of this world ballad featuring Lopatin's near desperate vocal delivery, ending what could be seen as one of his most chilling and thought provoking sides to date. The atmosphere is slightly lifted as the darkened sun comes up over the ruins on 'Pelham Island Road' and 'Where Does Time Go', with the album closing with edgy broken beats and fourth world possible landscapes of 'Preyouandi', which fades into the distance with echoes of the 'Returnal' chorus, closing the loop. What's burnt into memory here is Lopatin's love affair with the long, slow path back home... the cycle... the hypnotic sector... the ghost in the machine... and whether people are making dance music or hip hop or space head music or metal, the ouroboros is present in every sector -- as it was in Bach's study, and in the elephant songs of the Ituri forests. Digipak.
Listen:
"Describing Bodies"
"Where Does Time Go"
"Preyouandi"
Editions Mego (Austria), 2010
CD
€13
ORCUTT, BILL. A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS
Editions Mego is suitably chuffed announce a CD reissue of Bill Orcutt's acoustic hardcore blues stormer 'A New Way To Pay Old Debts', previously released on Palilalia in 2009. For many one of the highlight of recent years with its unique visionary take of solo guitar playing. At the heart of Orcutt's sound is a vintage acoustic Kay guitar equipped with a DeArmond pickup. After the neck was broken and subsequently repaired, the guitar was downtuned so as to withstand the tension of the strings, and played with the A and D strings removed. This all lends itsellf to an intense set of raw, blues-influenced songs that sound heavier than most of the guitar records in your collection put together!! Digipak.
Editions Mego (Austria), 2010
CD
€13
CINDYTALK. UP HERE IN THE CLOUDS
Up Here In The Clouds is the second installment in the new Cindytalk sound which started llast years The Crackle Of My Soul. Whereas Crackle was more of a blistering burner, Clouds has a fresher cooler sound to iit, with longer tracks that slowly evolve in great patches of aural beauty. The sound that Gordon Sharp and co create now is a unique blend of cracked electronics, near awkward ambient textures that always seem to flow smoothly like the most natural of sounds around, building up a great set of modern electronic music which closes with the child like melody of the title track Superbly packaged with new David Coppenhall artwork. Digipak.
Listen:
"The Eighth Sea"
"We Are Without Words"
"Guts Of London"
Editions Mego (Austria), 2010
CD
€13
ANGEL. HEDONISM
Despite only being released now 'Hedonism' is actually the first studio album by Dirk Dresselhaus and Ilpo Vasianen as duo, a project which started in 1999. 5 years in the making and being started before Hildur Gudnadottir joined forces, 'Hedonism' is colllision of urban and rural settings. The opening five blistering tracks retain a full in sci-fi punk feel being made in Dirk's Berlin studio. Tracks such as 'Holding Loose' and 'Adrenaline Strike' are brutal urban mantras bristling with energy. These are followed by electro-acoustic exercise manipulating various concrete sources, leading up to the final 2 pieces recorded at Ilpo's lakeside cottage in the wilds of northern Finland. Here fragile field recordings of insects, fish eating mosquitos, birds mesh with the duos shiny electronics to create the massive 'Mirrorworld'. The closing 'Hornet' while stating a calm atmosphere has a somewhat startling surprise in store for the listener. Digipak.
Listen:
"Holding Loose"
"Adrenaline Strike"
"Mirrorworld"
Editions Mego (Austria), 2008
CD
€13
RADIAN. TG11
Austria's Radian operate in the space between music and noise, between live and sampled sounds, between driving me up the wall and being intriguing beyond words. Drummer Martin Brandlmayr produces rolling, stop-start meters both funky and freestyle while bassist John Norman occasionally adds muted sonic waves. The essence of Radian is dependent on Stefan Nemeth's Korg MS 10 playing and the group's overall integration of noise shrapnel, piercing tones and electronic feedback. These sounds are both microscopic and minimal, cold and bitter but acceptable, like a hungover Sunday morning where the night's revelry still echoes through your ringing ears. Fascinating.
Mego / Rhiz (Austria), 2000
CD
€13
GENERAL MAGIC. RECHENKONIG
Arguably the definitive statement from General Magic, Rechenkonig brings together all the elements that shape the Mego sound. Over the course of this album you'll be exposed to what sounds like appliances gone wrong, 8bit soundchips burning out and some of the most inventive audio obliteration around. The key to General Magic's success is that they're not afraid of letting humour into their work, and it's the awkward tangle between the slapstick annihilation of sound sources and the band's uncompromisingly experimental impulse that makes this album sound as fresh as it does. The 26 tracks here offer different snapshots of the duo's varying approaches to sculpting and generating digital sound. At times you'll think you're listening to Fennesz ('Annegieren Pritzelary', at others, some anonymous skipping CD ('Subdataselten Ab Beeheeolmurle' or 'Aufority'), but there's always something radical to challenge even the most adventurous pair of ears. Awesome.
Mego (Austria), 2000
CD
€13



  • Electronica
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
TARWATER. NOT THE WHEEL
"Not The Wheel" is a limited edition Polish release which collates the work for films and compilations that Tarwater have produced.
Listen:
"Expected"
"Tommy Tomorrow"
"Thunder's Girlfriend"
Gusstaff (Poland), 2001
CD
€11
V/A - DEATH DISCO CLUB
...In Berlin a place and a time was announced in a flyer and carried on telling. It was a week-end in late summer 2000, closing time 4 pm. People were asked to carry their own radios to a certain place in the inner city. At this location stood a huge black Mercedes-car with a self-made radio-transmitter and mini- music-studio that was built in. Every hour different artist went into the car and transmitted live-sound and music. Here you found out the frequency. The brought along radios built together a mobile stereo-surround-sound-speaker- system in the public space and a social sculpture... Chicks On Speed, Zigaretten Rauchen, Sylvesterboy, Farben, Meinebank, Egill, Saebjoernsson and many more!
Listen:
SYLVESTERBOY "World Wide Toy"
MEINEBANK. "DJ.meinebank."
FARBEN "Alpin"
Tete-A-Tete (Germany), 2001
CD
€11



  • Ambient/glitch/IDM/musique concrete/experimental
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - MUU FOR EARS 5 & 6
"Muu For Ears 5 & 6" explores the sound art and experimental music scenes in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. The CD compilation contains a wide range of material, from field recordings to heavy digital computer music, from idm to electroacoustic compositions, industrial rock music and poetry, from improvisations to remixes, melodic ambiences and live performances. Sound Meccano & Evgeniy Droomoff, Gas Of Latvia, Andres Loo, Taavi Tulev, audio_z, Lauri Dag-Tuur, Arturas Bumsteinas, Antanas Jasenka, Kaspars Groshevs, John Grzinich, Taavi Kerikmae, Kiwa, Darius Ciuta, Raul Keller, Antireality & Bernurits, Astma, Lina Lapelyte, Martins Rokis, Raimundas Eimontas, Gintas K, Pekka Ja Susiluoto. Limited edition 600 copies.
Listen:
CD1. MUU FOR EARS 5:
GAS OF LATVIA "Phenylethylamine"
ANDRES LOO "Touche"
ARTURAS BUMSTEINAS "Clare Box"
CD2. MUU FOR EARS 6:
JOHN GRZINICH "Discreet Signatures"
DARIUS CIUTA "uM"
MARTINS ROKIS "Binary Guitar Hero"
MUU (Finland), 2010
2CD
€14



  • IDM/glitch/field recording/experimental/ambient/noise/techno/minimal/electro-rock/synth-pop
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
QUEHENBERGER, PHILIPP. HAZARD
Philipp Quehenberger was born in Innsbruck in 1977, grew up in Tirol, Seattle (US) and Newcastle (GB). He discovered his love for electronic music in his father's studio and started playing the piano and fooling around with synthesizers. Played in local bands of various styles, ranging from Death-Metal to Rock. In 1994 he started performing alone and moved to Vienna, where he kept his head above water with piano lessons. His old-fashioned equipment didn't keep him away from recording two great EPs on Labels Cheap and Ego Vacuum to date. He often collaborates with other artists like Ilpo Vaisanen (Pan Sonic), Alexei Borisov (F.R.U.I.T.S.) or Pomassl. Appeared as a Studiomusican for DJ Hell. Played his powerful unbeatable live-acts of rocking electronica at mostly all big international music festivals of our time like Sonar, Mutek, Club Transmediale. "Hazard" is his newest album. The eight tracks of the album contain many influences and sounds: electro, experimental, a bit of techno ("After death business" sounds like a live recording of a rave coupled to a mad organist who's raping his instrument), industrial and e.b.m. a la D.A.F. (see for example as Philipp use the obsessive bass lines and the hard beats on "Keep talking") are the key elements that he used to compose a granitic album that sounds extreme and rhythmic. I enjoyed how he's able to keep the attention alive without using vocals while he keeps distortions and bass frequencies in control. 6-panel digifile.
Listen:
"Stupid Idea"
"Hard Joke"
"After Death Business"
Laton (Austria), 2009
CD
€10
CM VON HAUSSWOLFF. BUGS / KRYP
Swedish frequncy war-loard, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has nearly worked over 20 years in This border situations that occur in daily life and music experience. He blurs the boundaries between traditional classifications using radios, movement dedectors, telephones, surveillance cameras, sonartechnologie and other appliances from the arsenal of equipment that can be procured by certain (vetted) persons. Interferences, interruptions and interdependences are various ways of altering conditions. Beside, CM von Hausswolff with Leif Elgren is co-founder of the selfproclaimed "The Kingdoms of of Elgaland-Vargaland" (KREV) that were found on 27th may 1992. Third part of conceptual CD trilogy for Laton, former releases include "Rats / Rattor" and "Maggots / Maskar". Recorded at La Hacienda, Stockholm, January 2009.
Laton (Austria), 2010
CD
€10
CM VON HAUSSWOLFF. MAGGOTS / MASKAR
This CD presents his second conceptual album in a series exclusive for Laton.
Laton (Austria), 2007
CD
€10
PTU. HARD WEEK
Modern technologies, Soviet synthesizers from the 1980s and live sessions form the basis of Electro, Minimal, Techno and - yes! - Pop oscillating sound cosmos of PTU. The trio, consisting of the twentysomethings Alexey Belousov, Alina Isolenta and Kamil Ea has not only the seriously-ironic bandname ("PTU" in Russian means "vocational school"), but also develops their own direction of danceable and fresh soundscapes filled with technoid and exotic imaginings of their place of origin - Kazan.
Listen:
"Sunday"
"Monday"
"Friday"
Laton (Austria), 2009
CD
€10
LOVE-FINE. TEMPERATURE'S RISING
This quartet comes from Kazan', Russia. A girl behind a groovebox and a yound man behind a "Korg" stand still like robots from Kraftwerk, while vocalist and guitarist are slamming like The Hives (Timour, the singer, even sings husky). In response to the label "electro-punk" being constantly tagged to the band, they make shoegazing noise and weird psychedelic melodies, swear love to kraut-rock and help organising the gigs of Austrian and Polish electronic avantguardists. This CDEP consists of 3 new band's tracks + 2 remixes on the title track from Astrolabe and A Headphones.
Latona (Austria), 2010
CD
€7,50
BORISOV, ALEXEI. MULTIVIZA
Anthology of live recordings of Alexei Borisov, following after the similar F.R.U.I.T.S. CD released two years ago, appears to be the essential thing. Well, everybody know that his live sets are very different from the studio-albums, but it's just the way the things should be because his albums are usually devoted to something that can't be represented live, even if there is no real technical problems exists. The geography of touring shedules is impressive, but one can wonder if his music can fit in such a different kind of concerts and audiences. Just have a look through the list: Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Barcelona) and BuduArt (Tomsk). There are more noisy, harsh and unstructured pieces reminding the installations of Achim Wollscheid or kitschy glitch from Mego and Raster-Noton series in the same time, suddenly dissolved into haunting guitar improvisations, warped by unarticulated mumbling and fastened by broken beat collages. Is it possible to imagine within the same track? Well, there will be always good to hear overloaded blasts of ultra-frequencies, so you will not get bored definitely! For those of you who just like me were leaving the concert with a sense of pity for absence the album-versions, now is the time to take over. Perfectly balanced and carefully selected, this is the best ever Borisov's album.
Listen:
"Stralsund"
"Chicago"
"Berlin"
Laton (Austria), 2007
CD
€10
POMASSL. SKELETON
Franz Pomassl is the Austrian based psycho-physio musician, sound and recording artist, Laton label frontman and turntablist, counts to the early protagonists and today's exploring pioneers of new electronica and future experimental play. From 1996 up till now, the founding member of Laton has released seven full-length solo-albums, three vinyl EP's, did numerous contributions on labels such as Laton, Raster-Noton, Craft, Mille Plateaux, Ash International, Nexsound. Original recordings of this album made in 1996. Re-edited and digitally-reproduced by F.Pomassl between 1996 and 2006.
Listen:
"Proof Woofer"
"Tempper"
"Parasite Battery III"
Laton (Austria), 2006
CD
€10
INFRA RED ARMY. ENTRAILS
Under this playful moniker there is the ukrainian project appeared for the first time on the "Polyvox Populi" CD released in 2003 by Nexsound label. Another track was included in the "Culmination" compilation released by Laton, so here is it, the debut album released in 2006, also by this austrian label. The material presented here is very close to ambient music, but based not on sustained drones rather on various sounds and samples interweaved into multi-layered almost static soundscapes. One thing to be recognized here for sure is guitar (Dmitry Soroka is the classically-trained guitarist). The music has some distinctive features like melancholic mood, downtempo timeframe and very subtle emotional organization, revealing the sort of dramatic plots behind the steady sound images. Eleven tracks with strange and intriguing titles like "NocTurn" and "OptiMystique" will help you to make one step forward to understand the enigmatic ukrainian soul.
Listen:
"Lo"
"NocTurn"
"Shram"
Laton (Austria), 2006
CD
€10
PARK MODERN. MECHANICAL BOWELS
Evgeny Beresnev's experiments and activities as a musician goes back to 1994, when he started first to experience with a collection of absolute unfit instruments and gear like primitive keyboards, toy-guitars, everyday life tools, dishes and porcelain, low-frequency-generators from military threshold and a simple effect-box. After including a sampling machine, collecting all sorts of found sounds and sampling noises ranging from a various sonorities and ambiences of his workday in the surroundings of crackling industrial Vladivostok, his sound archives was expanded essentially and as a result the "experimental electro-mechanical project" Park Modern was originally formed in 1999.
Listen:
CD1: "Docker"
"Rhythms Of The Heart"
"Transsib"
CD2: "Radio Bug"
"Metallin"
"Mechanical Bowels"
Laton (Austria), 2005
2CD
€12
F.R.U.I.T.S. FORBIDDEN BEAT
Moscow acid-electro-noise duo of Alexei Borisov & Pavel Jagun present 8 tracks of constructivist techno recorded in 1992-2003. Any beats that might occur are quickly corrupted and rendered incomprehensible.
Listen:
"Xanax"
"Jury"
"Sections Of Jauza"
Laton (Austria), 2004
CD
€10
V/A - MELODIA
A compilation of experimental / IDM / ambient projects from Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. Kyskas, Mombus, Test Pressing, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, ADD, The Festival Of Non-Existing Bands, Khaki, LLAC, Inkredible Diz, Nikola, Dambo, Infra Red Army, Radius, Belki, Zavoloka.
Listen:
ADD "Grozzz"
THE FESTIVAL OF NON-EXISTENT BANDS "Rotteneffekt"
NIKOLA "Summer Sky"
Laton (Austria), 2007
CD
€10



  • Electronica/IDM/hip-hop/easy listening/downtempo/experimental/tech house/dub techno/minimal
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - ZAPRESCHENNAYA ESTRADA
Listen:
GUDOK "Zakony Repa"
2H COMPANY "Rep Bolshe Ne Kal"
EU and STAS BARETSKY "Ninucha"
ChebuRec, 2005
CD
€8,50
EU. REFRAMING
As the crowds fight to get their hands on a copy of 'Wienn/Srez', EU's (7" only) ambient almost enoid electronic excursion; EU return with the 'Reframing' EEP (that's Extended EP.. or err.. mini-album if you prefer!). Eight pulsing tracks of pure technoid hiccup, lush soundscapes, stuttering insect beats and vocal ululations (Wienn). Wienn and Srez (both contained on Reframing) received support and plays from Don Mecca of Radio John Peel, and a Breezeblock outing courtesy of Queen of eclectic righteousness Mary Anne Hobbs, she also dubbed the record "a lovely thing.." and she was right, and a particularly nice man at NME, awarded it single of the week, ahead of that ragamuffin Roni Size tune...Result! Simultaneously gathering praise (like a rolling stone..) from the likes of Sleaze Nation, Seven, DJ, Ministry and reassuringly expensive style bible Pure. Along the way the double-a-side single managed to pick up healthy comparisons to the likes of Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin and even David Bowie's 'Warszawa' and 'Sense Of Doubt'...mustn't grumble.
ChebuRec, 2002
CD
€8,50
EU. TUNER
Tuner' follows on where EU's limited 2-track 7" (featuring V-era / Bant) on French label, Isonauta, left off. It saw a totally new side to the EU sound; having moved away from their trademark complex DSP and glitch-trickery into crunchy hipped and hopped beats, skewed melodic refrains and dense basslines.. "evocative, emotive, engrossing in its evolution and avoidance of derivative sounds and techniques" (Pelicanneck), further developing a side to their sound which shows a unique 'downtempo' influence.
ChebuRec, 2004
CD
€8,50
V/A - PLUG & PLAY
EU and Stas Baretsky, 2H Company, SCSI-9, D-Pulse, Kim And Buran, Roboty, SuperAlisa, Fizzarum, Mombus, P.C.P., Korablove, Lazyfish, Roninbeat, DJ Kefir, Add, Sergey Suokas, Radius, Gudok, Oira, 4kiss, FrameWatcher, Project G.
ChebuRec / Plug & Play, 2006
2CD
€10
KIM AND BURAN. MY HUMANOID FRIEND
Established in 2002 as Raketa, in 2003 has changed the name to Kim And Buran (after the heroes of culty soviet sci-fi cartoon "The Secret of the Third Planet"), released CD albums "Kosmos For Children" and "Rock'N'Robot" and "Flight B" on cult russian label Solnze Records, CD album "My Humanoid Friend" on ChebuRec label and couple of tracks on various CD compilations and on net-label ComfortStand.com. 2 more albums have been recorded and due to be released soon. Founding member and author of all compositions - Slava Zavjalov. On stage Kim & Buran perform as real 4-piece band with keys, guitar, bass and drums. Digipak.
ChebuRec, 2006
CD
€8,50
KLUTCH. 8 BIT FREE HAND BEAT
KLUtCh is the russian musician Denis Popyrin. His music is technologic, intellectual and sometimes even radical. A unique combination of ultra-fast aggressive breaks and bright melodies-always unexpected, fresh and surprising. His style varies from minimal techno and computer game soundtrack to electro and ambient and avoids boring cliches. In 1997 the critical mismatch of his desires and ideas with the capabilities of the 8-bit technique available to him resulted in a creativity crisis... and Denis bought his first powerful synthesizer-the Alesis QS6. In the 6 months that followed he recorded about 40 musical compositions in an, so far, unknown style. The result was the album "8 Bit Freehand Beat". Two tracks from this album - "Strochnik" and "Wantelur Saw" - became highly regarded as part of the CD-compilation "Ru.electronic".
ChebuRec, 2002
CD
€8,50
KLUTCH. BUGS EAT MY DREAMS
ChebuRec, 2005
CD
€8,50
PCP. PSYCHEDELICPOWERPOP
Perforated Cerebral Party (P.C.P.) are known as the godfathers of rave scene in their native St. Petersburg. The first to ever play techno lives in Russia, where they organized numerous legal and illegal parties and open air festivals, P.C.P. made its name familiar to the media and many European labels. Being active participators on the sporadically evolving underground club scene of Russia, they are as well the first electronic project who has established it's own label - Perforated Records (in 2005 the name was changed to Beautiful Losers), and pressed the first vinyl record ever to come to the DJ stores from St. Petersburg ("Clockwork" by P.C.P. & DJ Slon in 1998). Around that time they've also created the annual "Plug & Play" festival - specifically to bring the new Russian electronic projects to the wide audience.
ChebuRec, 2003
CD
€8,50
PCP. WALKIN' THE DOGGY
Perforated, 1997
CD
€8,50
V/A - LO MO
Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Mogwai, Stereolab, Luke Vibert, Cylob, Si Begg, Cursor Miner, Stock, Hausen & Walkman, EU, Tenzor, Hairy Butter, Rothko etc.
ChebuRec, 2003
CD
€8,50
KORABLOVE. THE SECRET OF THE THIRD PLANET
Roman Korablove made his debut performance in 1996 in St-Petersburg. It has been well accepted by musical community and audience, soon he became resident DJ of Par.spb, Red Club and Decadance, he also performed at the other clubs of Russia's northern capital and participated Stereoleto, East Blow, Nu Jazz, Plug'n'Play festivals. The first releases of Korablove and "The Secret Of The Third Planet" album (2007) have been released on Plug & Play Records. The album was successfully distributed worldwide, having raised a great interest of deep/tech house and dub-techno listeners. Digipak.
Plug & Play, 2007
CD
€8,50
OIRA. UNDER WATER
Philip Antonenko aka Oira is a russian techno/house producer from St.Petersburg. His romance with music started in early childhood, when he was 4 years old and listened to the opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" with great interest. Later in school he played guitar in a local band and everything was as usual until he came to be in a techno club for the first time in his life in the middle of the 90's. What he heard there turned his notion of music upside-down and with appearance of an own PC electronic experiments started to take place. Progressing little by little as a producer Philip moved forward and one day found himself not on the dancefloor, but on the stage behind the laptop. Since 2003 (the official birth of the project Oira) he has performed live acts (and later dj sets as well) in all adequate clubs of St. Petersburg and Moscow, and in some other cities like Kazan, Cheboksary, Minsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Tallin. He has shown up in several compilations and in 2006 released debut album "Under Water".
ChebuRec / Plug & Play, 2006
CD
€8,50



  • Russian electronica
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
FIZZARUM. DEEP LAKE
Fizzarum - a russian trio founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1996, who subtly fuse the warm pastoral qualities of folk to that of cutting edge electronica. Fizzarum released their debut 7" in 1999 on Berlin label City Centre Offices and debut album "Monochrome Plural" in 2000 on London's Domino Records. Fizzarum specialize in beautiful spacey electronic music which they simply describe as, "a reflection on the things we don't have in our reality". Live in St.Petersburg + 2 bonus tracks + video.
Listen:
"Deep Lake"
"Tond 3"
"Spy Soul"
Drugaya Kultura Product, 2004
CD
€8,50
V/A - MUSIC OF DENEB.2009. RUSSIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPILATION
Compilation of new IDM by EU, FIZZARUM, Andrey KIRITCHENKO, ADD, SYNTETIKA, CLAPAN etc.
Listen:
EU "Tum"
HDJ TOM "Where Is My Guitar?"
ADD "Havohood"
Dars, 2004
CD
€8,50
V/A - TOTAL TIME. RUSSIAN EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC COMPILATION
NN Records + Fulldozer + Nexsound + special guests.
Listen:
CD1: SPIES BOYS "Click My Ass"
VIES/KAPUS "Kaya"
ZVUKI OT NEKOLI "Ar_My2002"
CD2: ANDREY KIRITCHENKO "Moonshine"
IDIORITMIK "Child In Time"
DJ KOLOMBO "John Tot"
NN Records, 2003
2CD
€10
VEGA STEREO. NOT IN VOGUE (NON-EXPENDABLE)
Vega Stereo is a Moscow group born in 2001 on splinters of destructed to that time musical project Henobreakers. The sceleto of the group are two musicians. One is a girl Nastya, a young artist and architector with good knowledge of programming of musical equipment. Thanks to her (she came to the project in 2003) Vega Stereo has a new sound, left in the past experimentally-noisy sound and streaming more closely to original techno and ambient. The girl grew up in a soviet family of engineers. In her childhood she listened to the "right" music - world classics and jazz - using mother's and father's bobbin tape recorder. So her ears couldn't listen for a long time extreme sound of dynamics that Vega Stereo had in the beginning. Another musician of the project is a man of middle age, having philological education and musical school for boys in the past. Alexei took part in many musical projects. Grown up on Detroit Techno and having memories of "acid rains and raves" of past century, Alexei traveling in the most four places of Russia seeking and gathering the old analogical keyboards from times of USSR. Thanks to it sound of group has an original, absolutely different analogical character.
Vapraksila.inc, 2007
CD
€6,50
VEGA STEREO. STRUKTURNAJA FORMULA
Limited edition to 100 copies.
Vapraksila.inc, 2007
3"CD-R
€5
VEGA STEREO. LIGHT POSITIVE EMOTIONS
At this moment the album has two variants - "Light Positive Emotions" and "Light Positive Emotions For Swaziland". They have two different tracks, different artworks and CD designs, but the overall musical mood is the same: you can't dance, there are no hits, these are just light positive emotions. Limited edition to 100 copies.
Vapraksila.inc, 2007
CD-R
€5
VEGA STEREO. LIGHT POSITIVE EMOTIONS FOR SWAZILAND
Vapraksila.inc, 2006
CD-R
€5
VEGA STEREO & POTYKOT. NIGHT 29
Friendship of a duet Vega Stereo with an artist of plastic theater "Black sky, white" and just a talented young man born and grown in Arkhangelsk and then like M. Lomonosov moved to the capital, Denis "Potykot", led to the recording of a collaboration album "Night 29". There is a war between dark ambient / industrial and minimal techno on this disc. Who wins - only listener can decide.
Vapraksila.inc, 2002
CD-R
€5
GZ. SWITCHING SURFACE
Russian musician Egor Favorsky (GZ) has recorded his album "Switching Surface" using old analogue synthesizers and sound processing units, trying to keep his electroacoustic sound as close as possible to the remote 70-ies. During 40 minutes the experiment in sound happens, testing the acoustic systems of the listeners.
Vapraksila.inc, 2007
CD-R
€5
LEONOV M. ZAPISI
Vapraksila.inc, 2007
CD-R
€5
DJ KOLOMBO. KOLOMBO (DARK'N'BRIGHT)
Ambient/clicks'n'cuts from Moscow, Russia.
Listen:
"Bill Delay"
"Confusion"
"Tom Cookin'"
NN Records, 2002
CD-R
€5
DJ KOLOMBO. PIANIST
Cyber-noise-lounge film soundtrack (like remixes on Captain Beefheart and Helge Schneider).
Listen:
"The Lining"
"One, Two, Three, Four..."
"To The Yacht Club"
NN Records, 2001
CD-R
€5
RESTLESS DREAM. LETHARGIC CONTINUANCE
Detroit techno from Moscow, Russia.
Listen:
"Yraurbef"
"Lirpa"
"Enuj"
NN Records, 2002
CD-R
€5
SPIES BOYS. DARK SIDE OF THE BRAIN
Experimental polystylistic electronica from Moscow, Russia.
Listen:
"Shchorsz"
"I Like To Vomit"
"Shit Of Peace"
NN Records, 2002
CD-R
€5
SPIES BOYS. D
Experimental polystylistic electronica from Moscow, Russia.
Listen:
"Cowboys & Niggaz"
"Ya E-Doo K Tea-Beer"
"Hey, Dude!"
NN Records, 2001
CD-R
€5
SPIES BOYS. LIVE AT STP
Listen:
"Dry This Damn Bog Up!!!"
"Mr. & Mrs. Brainsample"
"Scotland"
NN Records, 2001
CD-R
€5
SPIES BOYS. WED WED WED
Listen:
"Fuck You"
"This & That"
"Ochi Chernye"
NN Records, 2003
CD-R
€5



  • Belarusian electronica/IDM
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
V/A - ELKAMPILATION. BELARUSIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPILATION
Elkampilation was released following an electronic event ELKA, which was organised in Minsk (Belarus) in summer 2002 by art/promo project Zavod Kubik. The aim of the event was to bring together various electronic artists from Belarus for one experimental concert, and to offer some sort of alternative to the local music scene, which was mostly dedicated to house parties. Nobody could predict that this event will start series of monthly electronic parties in Minsk (The System of Electronic Madness - organised by promo group Electrokids) as well as second ELKA event in summer 2003. All artists on this album come from Belarus, except for Novel 23 from Moscow, who was a guest artist of the first ELKA. The music varies from ambient and idm to microsound and electro, and shows the great potential of Belarussian artists. Some of the projects have already received great interest from electronic labels in Europe and USA, as well as released some tracks on compilations and MP3 labels. This album is a very good example of quality music, which is undeservedly unknown. JDPC, MILKMAN, DREAMLIN, AUTISM, H.H.T.P., RANDOMAJESTIQ etc. Special guest - NOVEL 23.
Listen:
AUTISM "Vibronautics"
MILKMAN "Save Me Please" (mix)
NOVEL 23 "The Light From The Star With The Name Xolg"
Gizmo Lab & Zavod Kubik (Belarus), 2003
CD-R
€5



  • Easy listening/surf/thrash/lounge/new wave/electro/disco
Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
CANDIE HANK. A FISTFUL OF SWEETS
"Synth-circus music", "easy listening from a chapiteau transforms to a digital hardcore"...
Listen:
"J'adore Whiskey"
"Sunshine Reagge"
"Candie Poppins"
Solnze, 2005
CD
€7,50
MESSER CHUPS. ZOMBIE SHOPPING
Messer Chups' music often features a fundament of surf drums on which they build collages of samples from odd sources, like circus music, jazz, east European animation soundtracks, and American B-pictures. On top of that they lay solos from guitar and theremin. The overall effect is one of loving parody and good fun. Since 2005 Messer Chups is duo of Gitarkin and ZombieGirl on bass and in 2007 they became trio with drummer Denis "Kashey" from famous Leningrad, Spitfire and St.Petersburg Ska-jazz Review bands. Digipak.
Listen:
"Flash Of The Night"
"Vincent Price Is Coming To Russia"
"Malvinella"
Solnze, 2007
CD
€10
FERRIS WHEEL. CONSTELLATION OF TOMBS
Ferris Wheel is infernal nu disco project from St.Petersburg. Punky or psychobilly disco sound and electric beats songs with a creepy voice and very emotional texts about death, darkness, fears and many bizzare and weird things. Leaded by Serge, guitarist, composer, programmer, and owner of a remarkable vocal, and sided by his wife Tanya in vocals and some compositions. Serge Vasiliev (aka Freak) was born in 1978 in a small Russian town called Uckhta in the north east of the European part of Russia. When he was 11 y.o. his grandpa bought him his first guitar. In 1998 he formed the psychobilly trio "The Freaks' Tricks" that quickly became very popular as a local band and well known in the Russian psychobilly scene. In 2001 he finished an university with grade of architect and moved to St. Petersburg - the cultural metropolis of Russia. In St. Petersburg Serge continued his musical activities in another band called "The Baskerville Katz". During this time his psychobilly trio transformed into a home based studio lo-fi decadent jazzy one man-band. He cuts off samples from XXX & B-Movies and adds them into band's songs. Featured sometimes by guest musicians, Serge generates his own handmade reality that is worthy of being tasted. Nowdays the sound of Ferris Wheel is kind of angry spirit of rock-n-roll mixed with gothic dark frame of mind and dropped into disco blood... Digipak.
Solnze, 2007
CD
€10
KIM AND BURAN. MY HUMANOID FRIEND
Established in 2002 as Raketa, in 2003 has changed the name to Kim And Buran (after the heroes of culty soviet sci-fi cartoon "The Secret of the Third Planet"), released CD albums "Kosmos For Children" and "Rock'N'Robot" and "Flight B" on cult russian label Solnze Records, CD album "My Humanoid Friend" on ChebuRec label and couple of tracks on various CD compilations and on net-label ComfortStand.com. 2 more albums have been recorded and due to be released soon. Founding member and author of all compositions - Slava Zavjalov. On stage Kim & Buran perform as real 4-piece band with keys, guitar, bass and drums. Digipak.
ChebuRec, 2006
CD
€8,50
KIM AND BURAN. ROCK'N'ROBOT
Twist, electronic quasi-surf, naive rock-and-roll and other 60-ers' and 70-ers' pleasures, even some synth-pop and italo-disco for those a bit younger. Plus "space" notes. Comprehensive pop-compositions, quite competently orchestrated and arranged. "Rock'n'Robot" is an album without contra-indications and age restrictions.
Listen:
"Rock'n'Robot"
"Kinder Express"
"Bolek And Lolek Disco"
Solnze, 2005
CD
€6,50
LEMON. UP!
Lemon is the alter-ego of music producer, deejay, multi-instrumentalist, record label owner Nick Hollywood. He pioneered the UK Lounge music scene, setting up the label Club Montepulciano Recordings, through which he released a series of influential compilations (Bongo Beach 1 and 2, Showgirls and Sugardaddies) together with Lemon's debut album, a string of sold-out 7" singles and EPs, and the work of various other Lounge artists. Tracks from Lemon have since been licensed to numerous compilations worldwide and can be heard in adverts across Europe and the States.
Listen:
"Adventures In Stereo"
"Waldorf King Size (ska cha cha)"
"El Pepinillo"
Solnze / Feel Good, 2005
CD
€6,50
PINKER TONES, THE. THE MILLION COLOUR REVOLUTION
Solnze, 2006
CD
€6,50
MIL, ALEXEY. MUSICAL SKETCHES
Listen:
"Tonic Trouble"
"Super Cargo"
"Oh, I See"
Alley PM, 2006
CD
€6,50
V/A - ALLEY PM 02
Supersonic Future, Punk TV, Lavanda, Hot Zex and many more debuting Russian musicians and DJs.
Listen:
CD1: MICHALNA "Bezmujichie"
SUPERSONIC FUTURE "Lakme!"
MIDIOTS "Mississippi"
CD2: LAVANDA "Novogodniy Hit"
PUNK TV "Appleberry Lovestory"
KITCH.KEEN.TOY. "Prosto"
Alley PM, 2005
2CD
€12
V/A - KUVYRKOM 2007. V SAMYI RAZ
Kim and Buran, Browser In Mind, Tetris, Kambala and many more!
Listen:
KIM AND BURAN "Night FM"
BRATIYA PO RAZUMU "Jeans"
STREAMER "Cowboys And Lesbians"
Kuvyrkom, 2007
CD
€6,50
V/A - TEAM YAMAHA. EUROPEAN TOP MUSIC COMPILATION
Aavikko, Pluxus, Frederik Schikowski, Apparat Organ Quartet, Jeans Team.
Listen:
FREDERIK SCHIKOWSKI "Kreissegmente"
APPARAT ORGAN QUARTET "Polynesia"
PLUXUS "Slow Rock"
Muysic For Peoples (Finland), 2004
CD
€6,50









OLD STUFF

Artist - Title - Description - Audio samples Label - Year of release Format Price
DETI SOLNCA. PROPAGANDA
Gothic-metal-industrial. DETI SOLNCA - rare example of politic-worried group, playing music that can't be named just industrial or extreme hardcore. Four young ultras including furious frontman (leader Alexander Starostin, ideological inspirator; Taras Frolov mystical melody-maker; female vocal Yana, roaring and bawling princess of Petersburg club-stage and Kusas drummer, active member of all radical political movements in Petersburg) play not music, they make a political sensation. Among sterile, boring pop-groups they seem to be the only band in Petersburg declaring the whole program of principles, real life-conception full of revolution slogans and appealings to society. They use a special musical form for their political activity, one can call it proLAIBACH industrial or art-industrial with elements of aggressive punk and trash. It doesn't matter what kind of style the music they play belongs to. Concerts of DETI SOLNCA strike with the extraordinal energy that is very unusual for SPB's clubs. Their texts can be called cruel, sometimes bloody, for example one line of it: "Yesterday I killed women, tomorrows my victims will be kids". But element of violence in their lyrics is rather special one. They are not similar to dull trashers who keen on blood and corpses. No, DETI SOLNCA are much deeper. They want to shock but not for cheap effect. They have concrete aims.
Listen:
"He Was Born Dead"
"Karma"
"People Like Gods"
Laboratorija Zvuka, 2002
MC
€5
HERBALJAZZ. FLY
4 songs of sonic soundscapes from a barrage of programmed beats, looped guitars and a large assortment of queer samples and analog sounds. Screen printed metal box.
Listen:
"Fly"
"Paranoid"
"Goodside"
Everestrecords (Switzerland), 2004
CD-R
€7,50
OOPHOI. THE RUSTLING OF LEAVES
Originally this album was issued on CD-R in a limited edition of 150 copies only. It has been sold out very fast and deleted. Now this release has new quality studio mastering and a bonus track, which supplements organically the conceptual picture of the album, and special artwork: a cover with a centre spread and 6 cards inside - thereby each track has also an art idea. The album has been created in a classical Oophoi-style. Sound collages and moods remind of his early works, such as "Spirals of time" and "Three lights at the end of the world". The music immerses the listener in autumn-winter landscapes, when nature has already fallen asleep, and winter is about to cover vivid autumn clothes with its white blanket. The ghostly female vocal in the first track sets the necessary aspect of perception at once, and after that listeners should only enjoy the different sides of autumn mood and drown into the world full of magic, peace and calmness.
Listen:
"Red Roads/skeletons"
"Nightfallin'"
"Whispers Of Winter"
Faria, 2005
CD
€8,50
ZONE SIX. LIVE AT CAFE CAIRO, 2003
Listen:
"Ooid"
"Wer Hat Meine Mumie Geklaut"
"The Gothun"
Zone Six (Germany), 2005
CD-R
€6,50
V/A - CONTEMPORARY CULTURE COMPILATION III
11 swiss artists present a track of their electronic work. IDM, minimal techno, glitch and other. AND ME, BALDUIN, PETER BAUMGARTNER, DIMLITE, EVEREST, HERPES O DELUXE, KALEIDOPHONE, NIELS JENSEN, PERSON, RM74 ¨ STEINBRUCHEL. Digipak.
Listen:
RM74 "Egoflora"
PERSON "K_tal"
AND ME "Guten Morgen"
Everestrecords (Switzerland), 2002
CD
€10


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