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Bis Aufs Messer September news

Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 04 Sep 2020, 15:12

hi. Welcome to the first newsletter for September. A bunch of cool stuff arrived. Like the GLUEAMS - Mental / 365 / Arsen 7“, some AUS restock, F.S. BLUMM - In Sight LP, HANS OTTE - Das Buch Der Klänge / The Book Of Sounds DLP restock, LINGO SEINI ET SON GROUPE - musique hauka LP, MAX GOLDT - DRAUßEN DIE HERRLICHE SONNE DLP, MARIA W HORN & MATS ERLANDSSON - Fältinspelningar från Terres de l’Ebre LP, THOR & FRIENDS two new LPs, CHUNKS FANZINE - Anthology BOOK restock, JUDITH HAMANN - Peaks LP on black truffle, JIM O ROURKE restocks …

The FREE shipping for orders in between GERMANY over 50 euros and 100 euros in EUROPE is still on. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


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ESPLENDOR GEOMÉTRICO - Necrosis En La Poya 7“ (One of the essential works of early Esplendor Geométrico. A pioneering and very influential piece of rhythmic-noisy industrial music originally pressed in tiny numbers. After years unavailable, and previously officially reissued as part of the Esplendor Geométrico's box only, here it is the legit reissue of one the most sought-after Spanish 7" records, remastered from the original tapes, in its original artwork. Exclusive RSD 2020 release. DESCRIPTION A cult band and pioneers of industrial music, Esplendor Geométrico were one of the first cases of true independence in the history of Spanish music. Not only financial and organizational, but also creative independence. This first single, "Necrosis en la poya" (1981), was self-produced and distributed by the band themselves, before the appearance of the Spanish independent record labels in the early 80s. After receiving the needed funds from an enigmatic fan who decided to help out the release, a tiny run of 500 copies was pressed and quickly flew off the shelves. The iconic yet disturbing cover artwork surely shocked the regular clients at the few Madrid shops that were willing to stock the release but thankfully also managed to catch the attention of the emerging European scene of DIY experimental sounds and most of the copies found their way into the network of independent distributors. Without a doubt this is one of the fundamental works by Esplendor Geométrico, where they started to develop their unique style of industrial music which would be such a great influence on other artists afterwards. 'Necrosis en la poya' is regarded by their fans as one of the best records ever made by the band and shows EG's shift towards harsher industrial rhythms. After years unavailable, and previously officially reissued as part of the Esplendor Geométrico's box only, here it is the legit reissue of one the most sought-after Spanish records, remastered from the original tapes) 14.00

GLUEAMS - Mental / 365 / Arsen 7" (static age - The bright shining beacon of Swiss punk has long seared its place in modest musical history like a toddler having a tantrum in an otherwise serene meadow. Glueams archaic and beautiful 2nd 7” gets thrown into the heaving abyss of 2020 care of Static Shock Musik. Instead of hiding on comps and mixtapes, Glueams gets the full reissue treatment with an accompanying 6 panel foldout sleeve and a 8 page booklet detailing the bands history alongside archival photos and interviews, as well an unearthed bonus track. “Arsen” is under two minutes of punk bliss. a perfect fossil of cheap guitars, crushing drums, and the characteristic focused, glass shard vocals of this legendary band. A must have.” ( Jonah Falco )) 8.00


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ARKE SINTH - Arke Sinth LP (die Schachtel - These recordings document the brief and intense life of a group formed at the beginning of the 1970s within the fertile and stimulating cultural environment of the town of Padua (Italy), where electroacoustic and computer music pioneer Teresa Rampazzi had started, a few years earlier, the NPS Group (Nuove Proposte Sonore - New Sound Proposals).) 27.00

F.S. BLUMM - In Sight LP (Edition of 350 copies housed inside a handmade textile artwork sleeve inside a dye-cut outer.Pure, uncomplicated loveliness on this latest LP from bijou imprint Sonic Pieces and their pal F.S. Blumm. There was a time we’d find the easygoing breeziness of this one a little bit hard to bare, but right now it’s ticking a lot of boxes. Basically, if you wanna see the world in pastels and stop the clock on your anxieties for a minute, this one should do the trick. Blumm is one of those characters that’s been around for what must be a good several decades by this point. Always on the peripheries, as part of Sack & Blumm with Harald Ziegler and as Bobby & Blumm with Ella Blixt, he’s had albums solo and as part of other groups on numerous labels like Staubgold, Tomblab, Morr, Plop - u get the picture, that school of homespun electronic-acoustic miniatures that was for a while kind of a big deal and which ultimately spawned loads of Japanophile labels like Erased Tapes in their early days. Anyway, all of that is dated as fuck by this point, as would this album be - if it weren’t for a few twists that elevate proceedings into something more nuanced and believable. The windswept Paris-Texan vistas of aufgrund, for instance, or the sad lullaby strums on haltegriff  - you’d have to have a heart of stone not to swoon a little bit. The rest - it all sounds like the sort of music you get on CNN weather slides - and normally we’d leave it at that. Except that at this moment in time, 'In Sight' provides a purity of feeling we just can’t bring ourselves to argue with or resist. Add to that the typically gorgeous hand-sticthced textile packaging from Sonic Pieces and we’re back in Berlin in the early 2000’s, full of hope and open hearts. Yeah, pure af this one.) 34.00

HANS OTTE - Das Buch Der Klänge / The Book Of Sounds DLP (beacon - "This work, a masterpiece of restraint, reflects the musical imagination of someone who has spent long periods in the quiet recesses of the mind." --Terry Riley Beacon Sound present a reissue of Hans Otte's The Book Of Sounds (Das Buch Der Klänge) originally released in 1984. Hans Otte (1926-2007) was a multifaceted artist, poet, pianist, composer, and promoter who synthesized the strands of minimalism, Eastern spirituality, and radical art into his own unique and protean vision. In his younger years he studied under the composer Paul Hindemith and the pianist Walter Gieseking. From 1959 to 1984 he was the director of Radio Bremen and was instrumental in introducing artists such as John Cage, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich to European audiences. Although the compositions and recordings that Otte made over the course of his long career are wide­ranging, The Book Of Sounds is considered to be his masterwork. A solo piano piece, it was written between 1979 and 1982 after a major survey of his previous artistic output and should be viewed through the prism of his own self-development: both as a return to his roots and as a new beginning. It is a cyclical collection of 12 "chapters" that are inspired partly by John Cage's desire to get to the root of sound itself, to liberate it from the weight of expectation and tradition and to view all sound as a manifestation of nature. In a 1979 interview, Otte answered a question about whether his work had a "common core" by saying, "I would say that behind my artistic work, as an aim or hope, is the need to find myself. In other words: despite all the separating structures, the division of all the work, the ideologies, fixed ideas, systems, despite the state and everything that ceaselessly tries to separate and divide us, I fundamentally want to be complete." It might be tempting to assign The Book Of Sounds to the aesthetic of minimalism; however, it is a deceptively sophisticated collection of pieces that unfolds slowly over repeated listens with shifting harmonics and unusual structural touches that keep it firmly on the side of "avant-garde". Includes booklet with contemporary liner note contributions by Terry Riley, Inga Ahmels, and Dustin O'Halloran as well as a reprint of a 1982 Village Voice live review by Tom Johnson and photos taken by his daughter Silvia. First edition of 500.) 36.00

HELVETIA - This Devastating Map LP (joyful nose - Helvetia were formed in Seattle in 2005 by Jason Albertini. Since the band's inception, he's employed a rotating cast of band members and collaborators, which now includes Steve Gere and Samantha Stidham. Albertini is 1/3 of the group Duster, who spent 2019 releasing a new album and playing shows for the first time in 20 years. Naturally, Helvetia share a lot of the same sensibilities, pushing Duster's boundary-bending ideals even further out with a mix of odd pop and eccentric oddities. Helvetia made their debut in 2006 with 'The Clever North Wind' (released on Duster bandmate Clay Parton's Static Cult label), followed by 'The Acrobats' (2008) and 'Headless Machine Of The Heart' (2009). With each release, Helvetia explored more psych-influenced territory, further developing their take on slow core. After a handful of additional releases for The Static Cult, Albertini relocated to Portland, Oregon, and released 2012?s 'Nothing In Rambling', his first with Joyful Noise Recordings. Albertini joined Built To Spill on bass the same year, and the two bands shared members and toured together. 'Dromomania', Helvetia's eighth LP, was released in October 2015, followed by the 'Sun Chasers' EP in 2017. Albertini continued to play bass for Built To Spill until 2019, when Duster started playing shows again. After a very busy year of touring, Albertini spent the summer recording 'This Devastating Map' at his home studio. While the mighty Duster dwelled in a broken down space station lost to the cosmos, Helvetia's sound is decidedly more earthbound: guitars sparkle and soar beyond their means with hushed vocals transcribing aching personal struggles. Helvetia ditches conventional song structure in favor of bouts of repetition in which Albertini rewards the listener with unlikely hooks, juxtaposing memorable figures with odd shapes that desire repeated listens.) 25.00

JUDITH HAMANN - Peaks LP (black truffle - Haunting, soporific solo debut from cellist and electro-acoustic dream weaver Judith Hamann, whose playing has previously graced sides by Alvin Lucier, Sarah Hennies, Tashi Wada, and La Monte Young in recent years  Stepping from the metaphoric shadow of her peers, ‘Peaks’ presents Hamann as a skilled sorceress of quietly rustic, funereal music It’s sorta dewy with pastoral melancholy in a vein recalling everyone from Laura Cannell to Anne Guthrie and Kassel Jaeger in her dreamlike transitions between real instruments and their processed apparitions. Deftly repatterning her daily life into a woozier dream state, Hamann combines fragments of recordings made on tour into a pair of durational dreamscape collages that, to our ears’-eye, sounds like a music for steep sided valleys to the ‘Peaks’ of the title, hugging wooded clefts where the sun doesn’t always get through and life deciduously goes on in the shade. Her decayed, organic decompositions connote a sense of melancholy can be taken as intended - reflecting a state of homesickness on tour - or perhaps a sense of sehnsucht for something more indescribable, existential, most like Elodie or Akira Rabelais, that’s always going to haunt and soothe us at the same time, especially when it’s done well; just like this very fine introduction to Judith Hamann’s dream world newly uncovered by Oren Ambarchi’s ever on-it Black Truffle.) 23.00

LISA LERKENFELDT - Collagen LP (shelter - The full-length debut of Lisa Lerkenfeldt’s lowercase ambient drift marks the Aussie artist’s most significant release to date, slotting neatly into the roster of Félicia Atkinson & Bartolomé Sanson’s Shelter Press and gently caressing our earlobes with a sometimes barely-there palette of peach wood combs, contact microphones, piano, strings, and feedback that coalesce into tumultuous movements beyond the horizon. ‘Collagen’ introduces Lerkenfeldt’s sound like a wild meadow, navigating negative space for subliminal whispers of dread and beauty, as the liner notes explain so well, her muse "seems one of evasion as much as evocation”. Aspiring to “elevate the everyday”, her music feels naturally ripe with variegated in/organic textures and slow, hypnotic melodies that stealthily attune listeners to her wavelength in a manner that she’s roughly finessed on previous tapes and digital releases with native label Longform Editions,  Vienna Press and Canada’s Aught Void. As the album unfolds, Lerkenfeldt’s hazy location recordings, washed out strings and blanched electronics waver the weather vane between sombre and melancholy with a real windswept, isolationist feel best consumed alone rather than as a communal experience. A bit like sheltering in front of a shifting landscape, the album plays thru Gas-like string pads gilded with elusive vocoder vox of ‘In Her Hair’ before dematerialising into elemental abstraction for 9 minutes of ‘Collagen’, whereas ‘Gates of Desire’ displays a tidier knack for arranging classically puckered ambient-pop keys, and the B-side expresses more liminal, hypnagogic states in the creaking gloom of ‘The Weight of History’. It all shares the same, rare air, a promise of something inviting but intangible drawing you deeper in.) 25.00

LINGO SEINI ET SON GROUPE - musique hauka LP (SAHEL - One of the first full-length recordings of Hauka ritual music. Praise songs and sacred incantations to the spirits to inhabit the body. Call and response chants, the pluck of a monochord lute and relentless pounding percussion combine in a dizzying nonstop session. The Hauka movement started nearly a century ago and has persisted on the fringes of Nigerien society. Documented in the 1955 Jean Rouch film Les maitres fous, the Hauka are a pantheon on spirits mirrored on colonial and military figures. Central to the religion is the "Holley Hori" possession ceremony, a ritual driven by militaristic percussive music, wherein spirits come into the body in powerful and violent manifestations. Lingo Seini has played ritual music for almost 60 years, learning from his father. He is joined by his son Youssouf on the calabass and Issaka Moulla, playing his homemade kuntigi. The group regularly accompanies Hauka priests in ceremonies. Recorded with a single microphone in the outskirts of Niamey.) 25.00

MARIA W HORN & MATS ERLANDSSON - Fältinspelningar från Terres de l’Ebre LP (xkatredal - XKatedral returns with this blistering terraform of sprawling ambient and electro-acoustic works originally released as a tape edition of 100 copies in 2017 and now newly reworked and remastered for this first-time vinyl edition. Highly recommended if yr into Eno, Jim O’Rourke, Fennesz, Ben Frost. Turning field recordings into staggering noise vistas, gravelly swells of industrial rhythm, epic subs and gorgeous Eno-esque ambience, the first joint work between Swedish electro-acoustic composers Maria W Horn - co-founder of the influential XKatedral label with Kali Malone - and Mats Erlandsson, a fellow sound artist and studio assistant at EMS Stockholm, gets some extra special attention on this new 2020 edition.  The duo have returned to embellish and augment the field recordings of industrial scale rice farms in Catalonia that formed the basis of their residency and performance at the Eufonics Festival in 2016, and were originally issued on tape under their Dufwa alias in 2017. Perhaps overlooked at the time due to the scarcity of the 100 tape run, this freshly finessed version beautifully highlights the pair’s evocative, descriptive electro-acoustic abilities in a way surely worthy of comparison with work by Fennesz or Jim O’Rourke. The flat landscape of fields irrigated by canals and clanking pumps prompts a range of coarse and poignant responses across ‘Fältinspelningar från’, with the slow baked pace and grinding attrition of ’40°42’43.564"N 0°40’59.112"E’ imparting the feel of grinding away in midday sun with delirious results, while the roiling rhythm and refractive filtering of ‘Atypi’ feels to emulate the complexity of the water irrigation systems. More poignantly, the dusky pads and ricocheting percussion of ‘Litania’ evokes the liminal beauty and frightening vitality of vast agroindustrial projects, and the album’s succinct closer ‘Utevaro’ captures a very Eno-esque sort of wavering pop-ambient or cinematic emotion, hovering between awe and tragic melancholy.) 25.00

MAX GOLDT - DRAUßEN DIE HERRLICHE SONNE DLP (tapete - "Es muß alles rein, was ich noch heute gut oder zumindest interessant finde." - So die Devise für Max Goldts musikalische Werkschau mit Musik von 1980 bis 2000. Die Stücke gab es gesammelt als 6-CD-Boxset, randvoll mit Solostücken und Werken von Foyer des Arts, Nuuk und anderen Projekten. Ein Extrakt daraus - das Feinste vom Feinsten aus 20 Jahren Max-Goldt-Musikgeschichte - erscheint nun als Doppel-LP und auf CD. Max Goldt, geboren 1958 in Göttingen, 1977 Umzug nach West-Berlin, Ausbildung zum Fotografen. 1981 Gründung von Foyer Des Arts zusammen mit Gerd Pasemann. Goldt war Kolumnist für die Periodika "Ich und mein Staubsauger" und "Titanic". Ab 1981 veröffentlichte er mit Foyer des Arts, mit Stephan Winkler als Nuuk und solo etliche Alben, Tapes und Singles. Goldt publizierte zahlreiche Bücher und Hörbücher und ist der breiten Öffentlichkeit heute als Schriftsteller bekannt. Max Goldt sei für Deutschland was die Residents für Amerika seien, eine Institution und Fixstern in Sachen guten Geschmacks und Avantgarde hieß es in der Zeitschrift "Ox" anlässlich der Wiederveröffentlichung des Albums "L'Eglise Des Crocodiles" 2011. Während die Bezugnahme auf die kalifornischen Maskenmänner umstritten ist, herrscht weitestgehend Einigkeit bezüglich Fixstern, Avantgarde und guter Geschmack.) 28.00

MIRIAM MAKEBA - Pata Pata DLP (Strut presents an all-time classic of South African music, the definitive remastered edition of Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’, her first album recorded for Reprise in 1966. The album marked a significant international breakthrough for Makeba. Moving to the US after the anti-apartheid film ‘Come Back, Africa’ gained international attention and staying there in exile, she quickly built her career in New York during the ‘60s, mentored by Harry Belafonte. Signing with Reprise after a period with RCA, she returned to one of her older hits with the Skylarks: “I wrote ‘Pata Pata’ back in 1956, back in South Africa,” remembered Makeba in her autobiography. “It was a fun little song and I was thinking of a dance that we do at home (“pata” means ‘touch” in Zulu and Xhosa).” Originally a hit in South Africa with her early vocal harmony group the  Skylarks, the new recording, produced by Jerry Ragovoy, brought a lighter uptempo R’nB arrangement, adding some English lyrics. “It was my first truly big seller. All of a sudden, people who never knew I had been in America since 1959 were asking me to be on their television shows and play at their concert halls during 1967. In the  discotheques, they invented a new dance called the ‘Pata Pata’ where couples dance apart and then reach out and touch each other. I went to Argentina for a concert and, across South America, they are singing my song.” ) 27.00

SUZANNE LANGILLE & NEEL MURGAI - Come When The Raven Calls LP (family vineyard - Come When The Raven Calls is the second album by Suzanne Langille and Neel Murgai after more than two decades performing together. Langille fuses the rawness of American spiritual blues with Murgai's trance-like percussion and multi-note vocal overtones. The duo are unmatched in their timeless approach to song, a structure they summon from a tinder of melody or thundering charge of the Persian daf. A lyricist as well as vocalist, Langille is devoted to the spoken word. She pulls the listener into a world of ecstatic sorrow and rage that leaves them transformed as a witness to survival. These nine songs are testimonies to death, sorrow and loss. Yet in "Bury Myself Where I Stand," a song written by Langille's sister, the late blues singer Laurette Langille, she summons defiance and freedom. Langille's first recordings were on a string of rare, self-released 1980s LPs with guitarist Loren Connors. Murgai is a multi-instrumental performer, composer and co-founder of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a raga inspired musician's collective. Limited edition of 300 copies, includes lyric sheet.) 25.00

THOR & FRIENDS - 3 LP (joyful noise - Polymath percussionist Thor Harris inaugurated Thor & Friends in the autumn of 2015 after five years of touring as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism collaborating with a rotating cast of Austin-based musicians. The ensemble has three core members, Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah 'Goat' Gautier âÇ" with its line-up expanding and contracting with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. Thor & Friends draws on classic Minimalist composers, including Terry Riley and Steve Reich, but also amalgamate such diverse influences as Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Moondog and The Necks around a polyrhythmic core of mallet-struck instruments, primarily marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. Circling these core motifs are shifting streams of everything from processed pedal steel and analog synthesizer to violin, viola, stand-up bass, clarinet, duduk and oboe. Thor & Friends, '3' is, naturally, the band's third LP. Initially put out as part of Joyful Noise Recordings, 2019 Artist in Residence, it is now being released far and wide through Joyful Noise. Thor writes, "This record was made over several years and in many locations. Only by the grace of the brilliant Jeremy Barnes was it all sewn together into this fantastic tapestry of sound you are lucky to now behold." Musicians who played on this record include, Jennifer Wasner, Tuvan throat singing is Soriah, Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost of A Hawk and a Hacksaw, John Dieterich from Deerhoof, Thierry Amar and Tim Herzog from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Adam Torres, Michael Gira, Jarboe, Stine Janvin Motland, John Congleton and many others.) 26.00


THOR & FRIENDS - 4 LP (Polymath percussionist Thor Harris inaugurated Thor & Friends in the autumn of 2015 after five years of touring as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism collaborating with a rotating cast of Austin-based musicians. The ensemble has three core members, Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah 'Goat' Gautier - with its line-up expanding and contracting with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. Thor & Friends draws on classic Minimalist composers, including Terry Riley and Steve Reich, but also amalgamate such diverse influences as Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Moondog and The Necks around a polyrhythmic core of mallet-struck instruments, primarily marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. Circling these core motifs are shifting streams of everything from processed pedal steel and analog synthesizer to violin, viola, stand-up bass, clarinet, duduk and oboe. Thor & Friends, '4' is the band's fourth LP. Initially put out as part of Joyful Noise Recordings, 2019 Artist in Residence, it is now being released far and wide through Joyful Noise. Thor writes, "Thor & Friends is a collective of musicians. Some players are classically trained, others are punk musicians with no reading skills, just spirit and will. Through friendship and musical collaboration, this album brings together Craig Ross, Alan and Mimi from Low, Bill Callahan, and Jolie Holland; strings from the likes of Mollie Fischer, Travis Weller, Lindsey Verrill, Andrea Calderon, and Nino Soberin; and even more instrumentation from Jeff Johnston on saw, Christopher Cundy, Andrea Belfi, and Adam Harding.“) 26.00



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IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS - shaman! CD (strut - Influential jazz collective Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids return with an epic new opus, ‘Shaman!’, featuring a fresh line-up including original 1970s Pyramids member Dr. Margaux Simmons on flute, Bobby Cobb on guitar, long-term associate Sandra Poindexter on violin, Ruben Ramos on bass, Gioele Pagliaccia on drums and Jack Yglesias on percussion. The band transitions from the political and social commentaries of 2018’s acclaimed ‘An Angel Fell’ into more introspective themes. “I wanted to use this album to touch on some of the issues that we all face as individuals in the inner space of our souls and our conscience,” explains Ackamoor. “The album unfolds over four Acts with personal musical statements about love and loss, mortality, the afterlife, family and salvation.”  Evolving around Ackamoor's intricate compositions, the album takes us effortlessly across moods and emotions through a series of expansive, extended pieces. Starting with ritual, soul-searching, and masculine vulnerability on the title track, the band explores timeless existence on ‘Eternity’ and mourns the sudden loss of loved ones in the prescient ‘When Will I See You Again?’, a track which gains new relevance amidst the current COVID-19 crisis. Ackamoor pays tribute to his mentor Cecil Taylor on the angular ‘Theme For Cecil’ and renders homage to the ancestors on ‘Salvation’ and ‘The Last Slave Ship’, recalling the last ship to bring slaves to the US from Africa, the Clotilda. The superb ‘Virgin’ is an anthem of forgiveness, new beginnings and self-healing.  ‘Shaman!’ marks another significant landmark in The Pyramids' discography with the band at the peak of their powers. It is produced by Malcolm Catto at his analogue HQ, Quatermass Studio, in London. Cover artwork features an exclusive new painting by Japanese artist Tokio Aoyama. ) 16.00


MAGAZINES

CHUNKS FANZINE - Anthology BOOK (back in stock - Chunks was a fanzine from Australia that documented hardcore from 2010-2013 and spanned seven issues. This perfect bound book houses 100 pages collecting all seven original issues, plus extras. Contains interviews and articles with Rampage, Vigilante, Floorpunch, Reckless Aggression, Waste Management, Negative Approach, Omegas, The Rival Mob, Inside Out (NY), Free Spirit, Stick Together, Night Birds, Enuf, No Tolerance, Boston Strangler, Shipwrecked, Peacebreakers, Prisoner Abuse, Meanstreak, and more.) 18.00
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Re: Bis Aufs Messer September news

Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 11 Sep 2020, 15:21

hi. A bunch of new releases came in like the ELLEN FULLMAN & THERESA WONG - Harbors LP, GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS - now here's an echo from your future LP, new UNIFORM LP, POWERPLANT - A Spine / Evidence 7“ restock, RUDIMENTARY PENI - Wilfred Owen The Chances (2ND PRESS) 7“ restock, COLD MEAT LP restock, GELD LP restock, WARTHOG - s/t (2018) 7“ restock, BLONDE REDHEAD - Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons LP (20th anniversary), JYL - Jyl LP on minimal wave, AUS LPS restock, MOLCHAT DOMA - Etazhi LP restock, MUMRUNNER - Valeriana LP, NEWTOWN NEUROTICS LP restock, NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS - Tissue Of Lies LP, SOFT PINK TRUTH restock, re issue and much more

The new MICROPHONES LP, new BILL CALLAHAN DLP, new MISSISSIPPI stuff etc is all on its way as well as the new LINEA ASPERA and much more

The FREE shipping for orders in between GERMANY over 50 euros and 100 euros in EUROPE is still on. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


You can also get digital stuff on the adagio830 Bandcamp etc.

THANK YOU! All the support means so much for us. STAY SAFE!!!!!!!!!

Norman & Robert

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BARCELONA - Residuos Del Ultrasonido 7“ (la vida - Over three years ago the band Barcelona entered the studio to record what was originally planned as a double LP. As the genius that they are, they managed to record around 25 minutes of their trademark “extremo Nihilismo” sound. A high concept sonic vomit somewhere between CRO MAGNON, ISKRA, NO TREND and PETRA DE FENETRA. Comfortably sitting on the crossing between hi-brow conceptual art and low-brow delinquency. In the intersection where the EXPLOITED meet the Incus catalogue as if Tony Oxley and Ian Brighton were jamming with Wattie and Big John. The recording was eventually (and conceptually it seems) split into two records. The first one being “Un Último Ultrasonido Nació Y Murió En Barcelona” (MUS138, 2017) and the second one “Residuos Del Ultrasonido” released now a mere three years later. Loads could be written about the painful process between both records but let’s just focus on the recording and be clear: Residuos pisses all over its predecessor. The songs are full of spite and power with the level of vileness reaching new levels on this eight track 7” EP. Listen to Higiene or Salvajes and tell me they are not some of the best Barcelona songs ever. As always, artwork taken care by Oriol Roca, a person I look forward to never hearing from again.) 9.00

IRREAL - 2020 EP 7“ (la vida - Barcelona's IRREAL return with a new 5 Track EP of more short sharp hardcore shocks. Recorded on a 23F, the anniversary of the frustrated coup d'état in Spain, the record was originally intended to be released for IRREAL’s European tour that just cancelled. The five bursts of savage hardcore on 2020 are influenced from MELLAKA, DISCHARGE and the more troglodyte end of NYHC and follow the path laid down by DESTINO FINAL. Wild and brute heavy riffing that is equal part hard hitting punk and mosh inducing mayhem that proposes the Total Dissolution of the System.) 9.00

POWERPLANT - A Spine / Evidence 7“ (static shock - Now grown out of the bedroom and operating as a fully functional band, London via Ukraine's POWERPLANT follow up last year's 'People In The Sun' LP with this new 5 track banger. The Devo / Tubeway Army / Screamers / Lost Sounds comparisons are still there but also the weirder tracks are weirder, the faster tracks are faster and is Theo fucking crooning on the opener? One way to find out. To better days!) 10.00

RUDIMENTARY PENI - Wilfred Owen The Chances (2ND PRESS) 7" (back in stock - First time on vinyl and with new Nick Blinko artwork. This track was originally only available as a one track CD single with the purchase of The Haunted Head book by Nick Blinko which came out in November 2009. The then newly-recorded and previously unreleased Rudimentary Peni song Wilfred Owen The Chances is a three and a half minute dark and disturbing dirge. The lyrics were originally written by Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918) about the fortune of five British ‘Tommies’ during World War I. Hopefully the start of making all Rudimentary Peni catalogue available again) 12.00

WARTHOG - s/t (2018) 7“ (static shock - "Chris Hansell walks into a bar in Manhattan and orders a scotch on the rocks. He rummages in his pockets and hands over a ten dollar bill. The bartender is looking him up and down out of the corner of his eye as he reaches for a dusty bottle of Cutty and kind of makes a snap judgement that he probably has no clue how much a drink costs in this place. Deciding to take advantage of ol' Han, the bartender returns with a drink and hands him ten cents in change. "Funny seeing you here, we don't get many people who look like they sing for a band that sounds like 50,000 San Men on strike in July, all simultaneously listening to Mellaka, Sacrilege demos, lost takes of Mackie drumming on speed, Massacre 68, and just the faintest whiff of something St. Vitus might have written on their day off, in this joint" Faster than you can get your passport stamped into the tone-zone, Hansell replies "Yeah well at $9.90 for a glass of Cutty, I ain't comin back either!" (Jonah Falco)) 9.00


LP

AIDAN BAKER / SIMON GOFF / THOR HARRIS - the bit LP (gizeh - A second collaborative album between Baker, Harris, and Goff, released on CD and LP by Gizeh Records. Artwork by Christopher Hefner. Mastered by Lawrence English.) 22.00

BARCELONA - Un Último Ultrasonido Nació Y Murió En Barcelona LP (“Un Último Ultrasonido Nació Y Murió En Barcelona” is BARCELONA’s sophomore 12” of pure sonic nihilism.. A band of highs and lows: High concept in performance and lowbrow in execution. In my eyes, BARCELONA is simply a genius project, capable of creating their own universe then vomiting all over it. Their formula is distortion to the max, total free-ness and improvisation, with regurgitated bass lines and repetitive primitive beats, topped with the sharpest and nastiest lyrics on observations of our own futility and misery. In their universe, you can find HERMANN NITSCH and the entire catalogue of ESP DISKS hanging out with MANOLO KABEZABOLO and ESKORBUTO. Probably without them even being aware of it. All of the above is what you’ll find in the 13 songs on this disturbing record that comes wrapped in artwork by the last true artist on earth Oriol Roca.) 17.00

BLONDE REDHEAD - Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons LP (20th anniversary) (touch & go - Magenta Pink Vinyl! Originally released 20 years ago on June 6, 2000, Blonde Redhead's 3rd Touch and Go Records album was recorded earlier that year at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State from January 15th til February 18th with Ryan Hadlock and Guy Picciotto. With Guy twisting the knobs and helping to shape the sound of the record, Simone, Kazu, and Amedeo found themselves in an ideal environment to create a distinctive record. From the first notes of "Equally Damaged", you are drawn in - starting with a simple, twisted melody, augmented bit by bit with rhythms and the distinctive vocals and lyrics which are the center of these songs. Moved dramatically to the front of the mix, the vocals on this record are rich and melodic, sometimes recorded with three mics at once to get the depth of the sound. These songs are reminiscent of the twisted sentimentality of Serge Gainsbourg. Using basic instruments, melodies, and rhythms, the recording, the instrumentation, and the general presentation of each song create intricately layered, provocative, and genuinely emotional songs that continue to play themselves in your head for days. The mix of the guitars, the power of the drums, and the infectiousness of the rhythms, combined with the remarkable vocals and lyrics, make Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons a beautiful release.) 28.00

DANIEL O'SULLIVAN - The Colour of Entropy (In Three Stages) LP (sleeperhold - The Colour of Entropy (In Three Stages) is a collaboration between Belgium's Sleeperhold Publications and multi- instrumentalist? / ?composer Daniel O'Sullivan (DOS) with imagery by French artist Felicia Atkinson. The title of this upcoming release might not unreasonably suggest decay and decomposition. The first few bars of Entropy instantly dispel any such forebodings. You find yourself, instead, transported to some ineffably gorgeous but nevertheless very earthly paradise. Entropy is over fourteen-minutes long, staged in three parts and, as anyone who knows and loves Daniel O'Sullivan will tell you, he is nothing if not mercurial. Daniel O'Sullivan has achieved international acclaim writing, recording and performing with Grumbling Fur, Ulver, Sunn O))), Guapo, Miracle, Æthenor and the recent reincarnation of This Heat in the form of This Is Not This Heat. As for his solo work, DOS seems to mature with every recording he puts out. The Colour of Entropy (In Three Stages) features one lengthy suite broken down into three parts which meticulously melt into one other. Every section has its own character, taking us on a voyage of majestic beauty and uniquely ornamented melancholy. With an all-star cast of musicians DOS creates a auditive spectacle with an enduring lyrical poise and an elegant palette of sounds. Felicia Atkinson's colourful drawings adorn Entropy's sleeve and one side of the wax. (All three tracks are featured on the record's A-side.) The experimental French musician, poet, and visual artist reacted in beautiful contrast to the musical output of DOS. Scrawls of colour, not quite figurative but highly suggestive messages of inner space. DOS' music and Atkinson's artworks, share a common ground. Views of the natural world through a lens that invokes almost alien qualities. Raising their little families while investigating a series of landscapes, both internal and external.) 23.00

DON CHERRY & THE JAZZ COMPOSER'S ORCHESTRA - Relativity Suite LP (klimt - Finally available again on vinyl! Don Cherry's Relativity Suite, recorded with the Jazz Composer's Orchestra in 1973. At this time, Cherry was becoming increasingly interested in Middle Eastern and traditional African and Indian music, having traveled extensively and studied with Indian musician Vasant Rai. This suite of songs was particularly influenced by the Indian karnatic singing tradition, as can be heard from the very opening moments of the album. Featuring Carla Bley on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums, as well as an extended horn and string section, Cherry collaborated extensively with the Jazz Composers Orchestra throughout the early seventies. His Swedish wife, Moki Cherry, plays tambura on Trans-Love Airways.) 25.00

ELLEN FULLMAN & THERESA WONG - Harbors LP (room40 - Harbors is a collaboration of composers Ellen Fullman (Long String Instrument) and Theresa Wong (cello), which draws inspiration from the soundscapes, stories and atmospheres that manifest around bodies of water that propagate exchange. Structured around the extended harmonics of the open strings of the cello, Wong and Fullman utilize subsets of these tonal areas to create distinct sonic environments within the piece. Fullman’s Long String Instrument, a stunning installation of over forty strings spanning seventy feet in length, places the performers and audience inside the actual resonating body, transforming the architecture itself into the musical instrument. Wong has developed techniques that take the cello beyond tradition into a vocabulary more closely rooted in the sounds of the natural world. She captures material electronically, layering textures amplified throughout the space which form an immersive field where figure and ground are in constant flux. The piece reveals an orchestration of shifting drones, aberrant melodies and glistening atmospheres. Harbors has reverberated many spaces around the world, including: Click Festival, Helsingør, Denmark; Transformer Station, Cleveland; MONA FOMA, Tasmania; Centennial Hall, Sydney Festival; The Lab, San Francisco; and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.) 28.00

FRANK BRETTSCHNEIDER - Abtasten_Halten LP (faitiche - Faitiche presents a new album by Frank Bretschneider. "abtasten_halten" was made as part of the raster.labor installation first presented at CTM Festival in 2019. "It is perhaps the most radical work in Bretschneider’s distinctive oeuvre: "abtasten halten" is a self-generating composition for synthesizer modules whose sole sound source is the movement of two VU meter needles. The resulting percussive sounds coalesce into rhythmic combinations – all random, without repetition. The album resembles a meditation on infinite rhythmic variation. It is Frank Bretschneider’s first release on Faitiche.“) 22.00

G. LOLLI - in movimento LP (specifc - Another incredible journey between shadow and light in the heart of the Italian cinema of the 70s. So beautiful. FFO of Morricone) 18.00

GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS - now here's an echo from your future LP (harbinger - Following a steady stream of ultra-limited 7" singles, that were collated together in 2019 for the 'Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018' on Louder Than War, the bands highly-anticipated debut album, by those that know, arrives. Since forming in late 2016, Girls In Synthesis have quickly forged a fearsome reputation as one of the most exciting and volatile live acts in London. In equal parts frantic, considered, ear-splitting and melodic, the group take their cues from the early DIY punk and post-punk pioneers to keep everything in-house; artwork, videos, performances and recordings are created entirely by the group and their handful of trusted collaborators, under a bedrock of heavy, bludgeoning, dark, post-punk. 'Now Here's An Echo From Your Future' is their first release for fabled experimental punk label Harbinger Sound and finds the band advancing their sound, making subtle but experimental shifts in texture and tone, helping to break free from the shackled straight-jacket of punk rock that, to be fair, never really held them down in the first place. Across the album's ten songs, Girls In Synthesis explore a wide range of sensations and sounds as the album detonates into life with opening track 'Arterial Movements' in a screeching flurry of over-driven guitar and hammering drums. The contrast between the slow, mesmerising look into aging and dying in 'Human Frailty' ('The realisation that you cannot halt their impending death'), to the aggressive attack on the rise of the right-wing in 'They're Not Listening' ('The time-old tradition of the right wing accosting desperate working class people has returned') shows a wide range of subjects and reactions aggressively tackled. Mental health in a fast-moving, unforgiving world, media control, the divide widening between the have and the have nots, the class divide, the blaming of the poor, NHAEFYF bristles with an unforgiving frustration and temper. The recording of NHAEFYF started at Rockit Studio, Hull in April 2019 during days off on the UK tour to promote the 'Pre/Post' compilation album. The Hull sessions were engineered by studio owner and local musician Sean Tomlinson. The remainder of the album was recorded and engineered by the band throughout summer 2019 in a large rehearsal room at Gun Factory studios, Homerton. Production and finishing touches were completed at GIS bassist John's S.I.C.K Studio in Hither Green. The album was mixed by long-time band collaborator and engineer, Max Walker. In their few years of existence, fans and critics alike have been stunned by the bands pure visceral and punishing wall of sound, as well as applauding the groups way of making a GIS show an all-inclusive experience; playing from within the crowd to create a unique and awe-inspiring spectacle. Being hand-picked to support acts as diverse as Damo Suzuki, Slaves, Bad Breeding, Warmduscher and Wolf Alice has seen a widening of the groups fan base. Sold out headline shows across the UK have led to frantic and chaotic performances, and packed, sweaty venues, the word is getting out and spreading rapidly.) 25.00

ICH BIN - Obéis LP (replica -  reissue of 90's superb cybernetic electro renewal classic tape from South Corsica band, ICH BIN: Minimal wave beats, broken electronics, radical synthetizer and possessed vocals finely inspired by great philosophical ideas appeared in Europe since the industrial revolution. Colder than the coldest corsican winter, like Kraftwerk meeting Suicide in North Poland. Warehousemen in a secret petrochemical factory in the north of Corsica, the four members of ICH BIN began to play together in 1988 with materials recovered on a failed boat transporting electronic instruments manufactured in Korea. They developed year after year this so particular manner to play and sing probably coming from the physical and mental state of the musicians regularly exposed to a great dose of chemical emanations during their work in factory.) 18.00

JOHN BENCE - kill LP (thrill jockey - John Bence is a composer and producer from Bristol, UK, whose work tackles epic narrative themes and uncompromising sonics with a juddering emotional punch. Over just a handful of releases including those for Nicholas Jaar's Other People imprint and Yves Tumor's label Grooming, Bence has built up a striking body of work, utilising music-making practices that span centuries in order to probe the full spectrum of the human psyche, its tragedies, ecstasies and all posts between. Written during a residency at Zaragoza's FUGA space, Kill unfurls as a captivating and unnerving three-part suite, which as Bence explains, "tells the story of a murderer who kills his lover, commits suicide and then accelerates towards God to be judged". Throughout Bence sings like a man possessed, shifting from aching operatic vocals and Gregorian chant to chilling screams, with symphonic instrumentation pounding, swelling and resolving into transfigurative calm behind him.) 20.00

JYL - Jyl LP (minimal wave - Minimal Wave is honored to present a reissue of Jyl's self-titled full-length album from 1984, originally released on Klaus Schulze's Inteam label. Born and raised in California, Jyl travelled to Europe in her twenties to dance and met several talented and like-minded collaborators along the way. She ended up in Germany, and worked with Ingo Werner, Angela Werner, and Klaus Schulze, on what would become one of the most important and forward thinking electronic albums of the time. Shortly after its release, the song "Computer Love" became a mini-hit along with the album's opening track "Mechanic Ballerina". The lyrics of "Silicon Valley" and "Computer Generation" are reflective of the times and have become even more relevant now, 36 years later. The production and song arrangement on the album is immaculate. The synthesizers, drum programming and vocal contributions complement Jyl's voice perfectly. The album contains an incredible depth beyond a regular dance album likely due to the spirit of the people behind it - the list of contributors add to its significance and near-mythological mystery.) 27.00

LE THEATRE DU CHENE NOIR - Aurora LP (First vinyl reissue. - Souffle Continu Records present a reissue Le Théâtre du Chêne Noir's Aurora, originally released in 1971. In 1972, Steve Lacy recorded Solo, one of the gems in his discography, in the Théâtre du Chêne Noir in Avignon. The previous year (which was also the year in which Aurora appeared), the eponymous group of actors led by Gérard Gelas, took up residence in what was a 12th century chapel. The Théâtre du Chêne Noir is therefore not just the name of a space open to all kinds of artistic audacity, but also the name of the great Theatre Group which resides there. Gérard Terronès showed some flair when he published, in 1971 on Futura, the first album by Théâtre du Chêne Noir. It has to be said that the group run by Gérard Gelas was right up his street: non-conformist, eccentric, protesting, just so alive... Singing too, as you can still hear today on Aurora, recorded at Avignon the 22nd and 23rd of June 1971. Aurora, which had been created a few weeks earlier at Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil, is according to, Gelas' own words, a fantastic tale with actor musicians who play out the fabulous story of the Earth, and children who fight against terrifying bird men who fly from planet to planet to enslave the inhabitants and become the masters of the universe. It is an ambitious subject and thankfully (even more so for the album than for the play), the actors are also excellent musicians! If you can find Chêne Noir between Checkpoint Charlie and Chillum in the Nurse With Wound List created by Steven Stapleton and John Fothergill, Aurora is closer to Stances à Sophie by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Divine Comédie by Bernard Parmegiani and François Bayle. So, move forward cautiously in this landscape of recitals and songs, of mysteries and cries, where saxophones and flutes, electric guitars and percussions spring up... Could the tragic climax have been possible without music? The Théâtre du Chêne Noir replies no to the question and creates a fascinating mix of text and music without one dominating the other. Enjoy the show! Remastered from the master tapes. Licensed from Futura / Marge.) 23.00

MOLCHAT DOMA - Etazhi LP (US Press) (sacred bones - The second LP by Belarussian trio Molchat Doma, Этажи (pronounced Etazhi, meaning “Floors”), was first released in 2018 on Berlin-based Detriti Records. It became a viral hit, garnering over one million views on YouTube and becoming a legitimate phenomenon on Bandcamp. The band may fly under the radar in their native Belarus, but they’ve reached huge audiences across Europe and beyond. Six separate vinyl pressings of the album have sold out in quick succession, and Sacred Bones Records is now thrilled to bring the record back in print for good. Molchat Doma (translated as “Houses Are Silent”), founded in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, stands at the intersection of post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark yet danceable, and with a heavy dose of goth ethos, their music is reminiscent of the masters that predate them, but make no mistake: Molchat Doma creates a sound and meaning that is immediately recognizable as all their own.  The band is comprised of Egor Shkutko, who sings the Russian lyrics in his deep monotone, Roman Komogortsev on guitar, synths, and drum machine, and Pavel Kozlov on bass and synths.) 25.00

MOOD OF DEFIANCE - now LP (radiation - Southern Los Angeles experimental punk band Mood of Defiance was formed in Hermosa Beach in 1981, spinning off from a short-lived synthesizer project called Kindled Imagination, formed in nearby San Pedro (home to The Minutemen) with drummer Richie Wilder of Saccharine Trust. Teenaged lead singer and band originator Rachel Morgan, who was known as "Screaming Bitch Rachel" and later, Hatha Watha, formed MOD with Wilder, recruiting initial guitarist TA Black and bassist Kevin Ball from a music press advertisement. Debut demo recordings (eventually issued as 'In A Box') featured this line-up but after Black and Ball quit the band, they were replaced by Danny Dean Philips and Gary Kail from the band Anti, moonlighting in this side project for debut album 'Now', released on Philips' and Kail's aptly-titled New Underground label in 1982; other band members featured on the disc include drummer Thaddeus. Opener 'Divided States Of America' set the disc's defiant punk tone, though 'Sticky Lips' and 'Girl In A Painting' are less caustic, with broader musical dexterity and post-punk rhythmic references. An important piece of southern Calfornia punk history back on vinyl after 38 years.) 17.00

MUMRUNNER - Valeriana LP (through love - After 2 EPs and several Soundcloud singles the Finnish Shoegaze/Dreampop Band Mumrunner is ready to unleash their album debut. Valeriana means the better immunity for us after all the hassle and troubles we’ve been through during the past two years. Our lineup changed 2/4 during the album’s making process. Nothing dramatic behind the scenes, but the timings for that were shitty. Luckily the new singer & guitarist, Michael and new drummer, Senni has both taken their places in a band very nicely, and we can say, we’re feeling great now with an album and our current situation. In Valeriana, the trippy parts shakes hands with joyful melodies. We have always been eager to write memorable melodies, and we are able to show even stronger and fuller melody lines and groovier songs on this record. Distortion pedals and academic chord strummings has been put aside, only using those infrequently as an extra flavor. The singing there is still very ethereal and atmospheric with more simultaneous male/female singing. It’s definitely a bona fide dream pop album.) 14.00

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS - kick out! LP (sealed - back in stock - Formed in 1979 in new town Harlow, The Newtown Neurotics are one of the most under rated but essential punk bands. Kick Out! is a 15 track round up of their first six singles taking in the years 1979 to 1984. The first two singles Hypocrite and When The Oil Runs Out were melodic nuggets released on their own No Wonder label. Both of these singles were written prior to the election of the Thatcher monster. The horror of this event changed what was the non-political writing style of Steve’s lyrics into the other extreme, and so in June 1982 Kick Out The Tories was released on CNT records. Sadly 38 years later, the lyrics are most poignant and needed than ever. The band continued releasing single after single from the painfully personal to the politically pertinent, all done with intelligence and style. Also included is Andy Is A Corporatist / Mindless Version taken from the Son of Oi! compilation. The album comes with a 32 page booklet of archive – photos, reviews, interviews and more and was conceived to be released alongside the Documentary of the same name about the band’s history.) 20.00

NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS - Tissue Of Lies LP (mannequin - "Tissue of Lies" is the Nocturnal Emissions first album, released on the band's own Sterile Records label as EMISS001 in 1980. "Tissue Of Lies" shows you Nocturnal Emissions Industrial roots, from noisy collages to classic power noise, reminding the early Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire, Faust ('Tapes' period) or Conrad Schitzler's ‚Schwarz‘.) 23.00

PSI COM - s/t LP (survival - On vinyl, this is a release of mid-'80s radio recordings of the US glam/goth rock band fronted by a pre-Jane's Addiction Perry Farrell. The session was engineered by Blue Cheer's Ethan James.) 18.00

TWINS - Soon LP (TWINS is a german based band doing fine screamo’s influced post-hardcore in the vein of La Dispute, early Piano Become the Teeth and Touché Amoré. You’ll notice an assumed math-core influence mixed with some Midwest emo vibes and a lot of emotions.) 13.00

UNIFORM - shame LP (sacred bones - What if the antihero in your favorite film or book had no chance to repent, reconcile, or redeem himself? There's no victim to rescue. There's no evil to thwart. There's no tyranny to turnover. Instead of saving the day against his better judgment, he just walks a Sisyphean circle of existential malaise doomed to repeat yesterday's vices without the promise of a better tomorrow. Rather than tell this story on the screen or on the page, Uniform tell it on their fourth full-length album, Shame. The trio - Michael Berdan (vocals), Ben Greenberg (guitar, production), and Mike Sharp (drums) - strain struggle through an industrialized mill of grating guitars, warped electronics, war-torn percussion, and demonically catchy vocalizations. Born in 2013, Uniform bulldozed a path to the forefront of underground music. Following Perfect World (2015) and Wake in Fright (2017), the group's third offering, The Long Walk (2018), represented a critical high watermark. In addition to touring with the likes of Deafheaven and Boris, they joined forces with The Body for a pair of collaborative albums Mental Wounds Not Healing (2018) and Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (2019) - as well as the live release, Live at the End of the World (2020). This record marks the debut of Mike Sharp on drums, adding a natural fire to the engine. His presence grinds down their metallic industrial edge with a live percussive maelstrom. Once again, Greenberg assumed production duties behind the board at Strange Weather. Building on the approach from their last LP, the band perfected the powerful hybrid of digital and analog, electronic and acoustic, synthetic and actual that has become their hallmark. In another first, Mixing duties were not handled by Greenberg, but rather handed off to the inimitable Randall Dunn at his studio Circular Ruin.) 25.00

V/A - Loud Pipes and Long Boards LP (red baron . RARE SURF, DRAG, HOT ROD MUSIC' - Toes on the nose - pedal to the metal!) 18.00

V/A - Speech After Removal Of The Larynx LP (fantome - Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of “Speech After The Removal Of The Larynx“, originally released by Smithsonian Folkways in 1964. The larynx or voice box is a small organ located towards the top of the neck in humans and some other animals. Constructed largely of cartilage, it houses the vocal folds that allow for the manipulation of pitch and volume, which are essential for the phonation of spoken speech. It is also involved in bringing air to the lungs when you breathe and it protects the windpipe when you swallow. However, those unfortunate to experience the potentially fatal malignant tumors of laryngeal cancer will have their larynx removed, resulting in a traumatic loss of speech; thankfully, as this rare record issued by Smithsonian Folkways in 1964 demonstrates, removal of the larynx does not necessarily spell the end of speech for such blighted individuals. “Speech After The Removal Of The Larynx“is definitely one of the strangest albums ever given a commercial release.) 20.00

YELLOW SWANS - Going Places LP (yellow swans - The whelming noise swells of Yellow Swans’ final album, or swansong if u allow, resurface on the legendary band’s new archival imprint, marking 10 years since the seminal Type release with a timely reminding of its oceanic might and eternal burn - a massive RIYL Sightings. Deathprod, Leyland Kirby, Astral Social Club, My Bloody Valentine. As anyone who survived the fecund ‘00s noise scene will attest, Gabriel Saloman and Pete Swanson’s Yellow Swans were among the most vital visionaries of new horizons for noise. Using obsolete electronics/guitars/FX pedals and playing countless shows, they epitomised DIY organisation and means, adapting timeless communal folk energy to collapse whole worlds of industrial, free improv, dub, psych, US hXc punk and good aul noise proper into a red-lining, Ur-goop of emotional anguish, ecstasy and every feel between during the early to late part of this century’s first decade.  After dozens upon dozens of underground tapes and records, ’Going Places’ was Yellow Swans final and perhaps for many, definitive release. Between the slowly ravishing blizzard of ‘Foiled’ that greets from the entrance, to possibly the greatest farewell this side of Pan Sonic’s ‘Finale’ in the Himalayan noise range of ‘Going Places’, they take in torrential psych-noise on the 13 minute classic ‘Opt Out’, alongside some of ‘00s noise’s finest moments in the staggering ‘Sovereign’, and the charred amp hymn ‘New Life’, adding up to a viciously beautiful album that still holds the capacity to induce feelings of transcendent familiarity, even if its the first time of listening. Perversely and brilliantly, Yellow Swans disbanded right at the point when they were tipping into wider recognition, just as the rest of the world was catching up with the noise scene which shattered into myriad strains of kosmische noise, Neo-industrial and power noise and would give us everyone from James Ferraro to 0PN, Wolf Eyes and Prurient. But a decade later Yellow Swans’ ‘Going Places’ feels like a scrawled note left by a lover who has fucked off to somewhere more exciting, and leaves behind a ragged palimpsest of memories, forgotten or suppressed emotions and maybe even an encrypted map of where to find them in the future.) 26.00


MAGAZINES / Books

MATTEO TORCINOVICH - Punkouture BOOK (ginko - Punkouture is a stunning international catwalk displaying and reconstructing everything that has ever been sewn together in punk style. Divided into different thematic sections — clothing, hair, make-up, footwear, accessories, trademarks, and shops — this illustrated guide includes designs by BOY, Vivienne Westwood, Fiorucci, Shelly’s, and more. Punk aimed to be a brutal attack to the middle class. They said that to be punk you just had to wear all that was ugly and combine it in the most absurd way: jailed pants and leather braces, straitjackets with chain belts and buckles in abundance, pants made with bags for garbage, leather pants, ripped fishnet tights, tattered skirts held together by huge safety pins and masking tape… Punkouture‘s color and black & white photographs and illustrations capture all the clashing styles and trends. This collection of texts and images is perfect for fans of the 70’s and 80’s, music, graphic design, and pop and underground culture.) 40.00

WIRE - #440 | October 2020 MAG ("Sun Ra Arkestra -- as the intergalactic orchestra releases its first studio album in over 20 years, John Morrison talks to its leader Marshall Allen in Philadelphia about preserving Sun Ra's cosmic legacy. Plus, an astral traveller's guide to Sun Ra on film and video, and news of the latest recordings from the archive. The Primer -- Fugazi and associates. As Washington's hardcore standard bearers continue their legacy through new bands Coriky and The Messthetics, Joe Thompson of Hey Colossus provides a user's guide to recordings from Rites Of Spring and Fugazi through to their many solo projects."….) 8.00
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Hi. We welcome to the third newsletter for September. A couple of new records arrived like the n new BILL CALLAHAN - Gold Record LP , JONATHAN FITOUSSI - Plein Soleil LP, SIAVASH AMINI - A Mimesis Of Nothingness LP on hollow ground, MARTIN DENNY re issues, SHEER TERROR restock, KMRU - Peel DLP, FENNE LILY - Breach LP, NAKED ROOMATE & VINTAGE CROP restock, a new NORMIL HAWAIIANS - in the stone 7“ and much more …

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NORMIL HAWAIIANS - in the stone 7“ (upset the rhythm - When Upset The Rhythm released Normil Hawaiians' lost album 'Return Of The Ranters' back in 2015, the band members got back in touch with each other after a 30 year break and starting playing music together again. Out of this the group played a launch show for the album and followed that up with more concerts, including an appearance at Supernormal, a residency at the Edinburgh Festival, gigs at Cafe OTO and supporting Richard Dawson in London too. They even recently toured Greece in support of having all three of their renowned exploratory post-punk albums finally back in print.) 8.00


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BILL CALLAHAN - Gold Record LP (drag city - For his first record in....uh, well, just a little over a year (!), Bill Callahan's given us his first Gold Record. They can't all be gold, and they're not all six years apart either - all good! You could probably call the album "Gold Records," too: all the songs have a stand-alone feel, like singles, meant for you to have a deep encounter with all of a sudden, from the start of the song to the finish. And what do you got when you have a record full of singles - and let's face it, hit singles, at that? That's a Gold Record for you. From the top, it's clear this is music with an affection for people, as Bill immediately slips easily and deeply into his characters. Among them: a limo driver, a watcher of television, a suitor, a man in a broken-down car, a reader of books, a Ry Cooder superfan, and in the closing number, a wanderer who "notices when people notice things". The voices of the people, with their ups and downs, their loss and laughter. You can feel the love. For Bill, preparing to tour for Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest meant considering being away from home for long stretches of time - maybe up to a year, who knew? Feeling his oats, Bill pulled out a few sketches from over the years and touched them up. Before he knew it, he was recording them, and in the shuffle, newer songs started popping up. It happened fast. Basics were recorded live with Matt Kinsey playing guitars, guitars, guitars and Jaime Zurverza holding it down "and then letting it go" on bass. Drums and horns were brought in for a couple songs. Spirits were high! Six out of the ten were done first take; overdubs, when needed, came equally quickly. Listening, one hears their intuitive cohesion coming together richly behind Bill's titanic voice spread across the stereo spectrum: the gentle conversation of Bill and Matt's guitars, the subtle percussion of the bass and drums, and odd appearances of trumpet, woodwind and synth, striking notes both decorous and discordant, sounding for all the world like the naturally occurring sound meant to accompany and express lives lived everywhere. These are in fact songs meant for other people to sing - but until they do, Bill's got this. He's got a secret on this one, and before we go, we don't mind sharing it with you: he's figured out how to perfectly place his voice in proximity to your ear. It's based on the distance from your heart to your brain. Simple! Why don't more people think like this?) 28.00

ETRUSCA 3D - Etrusca 3D LP (Etrusca 3D is a new band that merges two current Audio and visual artists from the 21st Century, Francesco Cavaliere and Spencer Clark. The album is the first to be released by Spencer Clark's label Pacific City Discs, as a subsidiary and in collaboration with Discrepant. Etrusca 3D is the juxtaposition of two imagineers friendship, as Francesco says, 'because I am Etruscan and you (Spencer) are 3D." There is a piece of the future of Etruscan civilization contained within this disc. It is with Spencer's remote viewing of a past and future creative culture and Francesco's birthright that we find a true insinuation of civilizations world body. We decided to invoke various Etruscan deities or spirits by sampling Francesco's voice uttering their name. We put them inside the Emax 2 3D machine and we began to play these deities and thus incorporate a fresh and ancient music language to present the 21st Century Etruscan experience. In the meantime, these musical stories turned into Francesco's imaginary storytelling style to further present a narrated record of the intuited activities of Etruscan Gods...’’ ‘’One cannot underestimate the result of stating the names of certain gods at high voices. Something that sinuous and quiet enters into this disc for you to listen. What if the Etruscan Civilization instead of transforming or amalgamating into the roman one, was instead passed on to other worlds? Were the tombs, their spiral idols and funeral decorations a meticulous method for transmuting to something else?” - Francesco Cavaliere & Spencer Clark ) 23.00

FENNE LILY - Breach LP (Isolation is nothing new for Fenne Lily – in fact, she's written an album of songs all about it. "It's kind of like writing a letter, and leaving it in a book that you know you'll get out when you're sad – like a message to yourself in the future," she says, referring to BREACH, her Dead Oceans debut she wrote during a period of self-enforced isolation pre-COVID. It’s an expansive, diaristic, frequently sardonic record that deals with the mess and the catharsis of entering your 20s and finding peace while being alone. "I think this record is proof that I can be emotionally stable, even if right now I feel a little bit up and down,” says Fenne. “There's the ability to find clarity in that. It's sobering, weirdly.“ Fenne was born in London and moved to Dorset as a toddler, where she grew up in the picturesque English countryside. She was a "free range kid,” as she calls it, after her parents took her out of school for a period at the age of seven. Over the following year, they taught her while the family travelled Europe in a live-in bus. Even after she returned to traditional school at 9, her home education never ended, extending to music. Her mother gifted Fenne with her old record collection, through which she discovered her love for T-Rex and the Velvet Underground and Nico. Soon after she fell for the strange genius of PJ Harvey and came to worship Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and the richly crafted worlds of Feist, which inspired Fenne to pick up a guitar) 23.00

FRANCOIS TUSQUES - La Chasse Au Snark (The Hunting Of The Snark) DLP (cacophonic - In 1967, 1968 and 1969 most of my works were happenings loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting Of The Snark, a not-so-cryptic poem that, to my mind, gave clues to free the theatre in the same way the “new music” had freed jazz. It never made it to record and I gave up on the idea when I met Sunny Murray and Alan Silva when they arrived in Paris in the summer of ‘69. Few concert venues would have anything to do with us but we didn’t want that kind of connection with the public – famous or not (Jacques Higelin joined on occasion!) – which more often than not would join us on stage to bang percussion, sing, dance, freak out. Our favorite part was when we shut down the lights near the end, silently left the stage, and when the light went on for the curtain... The public had formally taken our place. Galleries, museums and art/theatre/dance festivals, on the other hand, were open to this early multimedia event – complete with films, masks and early electronic devices (Bernard Vitet, the trumpet player, brought an early portable reverb system to the proceedings). The reels and cassettes we rescued from my basement are rather evasively labelled and the following data is far from precise. The core group was me on piano, Bernard Vitet on trumpet and electronic treatments, Beb Guérin on double bass, Daniel Laloux (who later had tremendous success in film, theatre and voice acting) as MC, Jean Frenay and Jean Vern (who did the artwork for le nouveau jazz) on saxophones, Michel Kurylo, Annick Astier, Lambert Terbrack and my then wife Françoise Tusques “singing” and “acting”, so to say. Jacques Thollot, Aldo Romano and later Noel Mcghie were on drums. I know for sure side A is a studio recording carried out in august 1968 by the comité action musique, an activist group of artists and engineers aiming to reclaim the means of production from the “record industry”. The line-up is me, Vitet, Guérin, Laloux, Frenay, Vern, Astier, Françoise Tusques, no drums (everyone doubling on percussion), and Michel Portal on bass clarinet and saxophone as guest. Side C is a montage of the surviving bits of the happenings that took place at La Vieille Grille between August 1967 – March 1968 (sometimes on a daily basis in ‘68!), the museum of modern art during the May ‘68 demonstrations, and the Biennale Of Paris in February 1969. Sides B and D are less theatre oriented and may have been recorded either at the American center in October 1968, the international students center in November 1968 (Barre Phillips on bass and Barney Wilen on sax guested on these dates but I’m not able to confirm they are on the tapes), or in the winter and spring of 1969. However, the cassette for side b only read “Snark 1969”...The name of the group (it changed every time it ventured out), the title of the concerts and accordingly the cuts on these LPs were all lifted randomly from Lewis Carroll’s poems and novels.) 27.00

GATO BARBIERI - Last Tango In Paris LP (AMX - “Last Tango in Paris” is a 1972 film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci that tells the encounter and the interactions between two perfect strangers who meet by chance in the French capital: a very young Maria Schneider, in a role that made her very famous and that left an indelible mark upon the rest of her career, and the much more mature Marlon Brando, already a world-famous actor at the time. The result was one of the most famous erotic and dramatic films ever, subject of endless censorship and controversy; great works of art are used to that, one might say, and maybe it’s not a coincidence that “Last Tango” is still discussed a lot today. The realization of the film's soundtrack was assigned to Gato Barbieri, a saxophonist born in Argentine who used to frequent the Roman jazz scene already in the ’60s. When it came to composing the music of “Last Tango”, Barbieri was already an established musician, but he called back some of the musicians with whom he had previously played in Rome, creating a 9-element enlarged ensemble; arrangements for the accompanying symphony orchestra had been made by another jazz giant, Oliver Nelson. The union between Barbieri’s music and Bertolucci’s visions was one of the many perfect marriages that made history in the cinema and soundtrack fields. Three main ingredients are blended among the grooves of this memorable score: the tango melodies - of course, the melancholy of the orchestra string instruments and the erotic tension generated by Gato Barbieri's saxophone, thanks to his unique style that could combine energy and feeling like few others in the world. An immortal masterpiece, reissued by AMS Records for the Record Store Day 2020 on pink vinyl, with a new artwork and gatefold cover!) 49.00

HENNING CHRISTIANSEN - SAVE THE NATURE —– USE FLUXUS, The Box parking lot, Los Angeles DLP (Deluxe set containing: 2LP's held together with printed rubber band, 4 large full colour double sided art cards documenting the performances, a substantial booklet/catalogue about the exhibition and a large poster featuring a drawing by Paul Mccarthy. In November 17, 2019, a six-hour performance was undertaken in the car park of The Box gallery in Los Angeles as a part of the Henning Christiansen/Ursula Reuter Christiansen exhibition, THEY WON'T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE BIRD SONGS. Thørbjorn Reuter Christiansen, son of Ursula and Henning, developed a timeline for the performance which was essentially designed to encompass a contemporary community of like-minded artists that spans generations and continents. The resulting performance included archival recordings taken from the H.C. Archive, which houses a vast collection of compositions, scores and correspondence of the late Christiansen. This limited-edition double-LP collects edited highlights from the day capturing the unique and somewhat unsettling atmosphere provoked by a diverse range of performances. Thørbjorn Reuter Christiansen developed a new action where he performed a sound piece on iconic instruments of Henning's alongside recorded sounds of his father. "The New Sound of the Living Dead": Bjørn Nørgaard presented two new iterations of some of his historical actions; Homage to Henning and Joseph, Manresa, a piece he first collaborated on with Henning Christiansen and Joseph Beuys at Galerieleri Schmela in Düsseldorf in 1966, and The Cake, a live construction of a monolithic yet impermanent sculpture meant to decay over time. Along with this he did a reading of a new piece of writing, "The Origin of the Future". Mai Dengsøe Hansen performed "EURASIENSTAB fluxorum organum op. 39", a piece for organ that Henning scored and used as the soundtrack for the film Eurasienstab, with Joseph Beuys. The BOX gallery founder Mara McCarthy, along with her father, the notorious Los Angeles artist, Paul McCarthy and Chiara Giovando performed "Knock Harder", a 20-minute improvisation that loosely recalls "Knocking", a sound scape Henning used repeatedly throughout many of his own compositions. Chiara and Mara can be heard singing and playing a selection of small instruments, while Paul methodically slammed the back door of the gallery with a piece of scrap 2x4 pinewood -- a kind of dedication to the monotony of Fluxus. Mark Harwood, the founder of experimental label Penultimate Press, performed an improvised musical protest incorporating fire, rhythm, and chaos alongside field recordings of the civil unrest in Chile that he collected occurred just prior to the opening of this exhibition. Ultra-deluxe set; two LPs held together with a printed rubber band, four large full-color double-sided art cards documenting the performances, a substantial booklet/catalog about the exhibition and a large poster featuring a drawing by Paul McCarthy made during the performance; edition of 500 copies.) 53.00

JOHANN JOHANNSSON WITH HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR & ROBERT LOWE - End Of Summer LP (2020 Re-press / Edition of 500 Copies. Johann Johannsson with Hildur Gudnadottir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe detach us from our world of concrete, steel and glass to place us in the Arctic Peninsula on the cusp of changing seasons with their gorgeous soundtrack to the Super 8 film of the title. “The varying use of cello, voice, synthesizer, and electronics creates a listening experience that reflects both the vast beauty of the quiet scenery and the necessary caution of its inhabitants. As if gliding through the steep ice, its rough edges, and the harmonious water movements, organic arrangements patiently devolve into voice-and-electronics-based ambience that adds warmth to the icy environment. The soundtrack to End of Summer is an emotional, enduring listen and a compelling experience. Forming a soundscape as broad as the view that inspired it yet equally heartwarming, the music will slow down time and provide a moment of harmony within times of change.”) 25.00

JONATHAN FITOUSSI - Plein Soleil LP (Jonathan Fitoussi is a French composer that explores an electronic music versed in futuristic tones that evokes the vision of the future as it was perceived in the 60s or 70s, mixed with the perception of a unique, utopic world, yet to be reached, yet to be build. On top of two live recordings, several collaborations and music for movies, this is his fifth solo album, and his first for Transversales Disques, a label he co-founded. Leading the electronic aesthetic of its writer towards more rhythmic, hypnotic tracks, this album is also a new step in the ever growing discography of this musician. In Plein Soleil, Jonathan Fitoussi explores the continent of his electronic instruments, watching them move along with him on his journey, like uncharted territories, beyond what’s already been said, done, composed and played. In these tracks, or should we say, between them, something new unfurls. Where, in the past, musical mechanism, melodic shades were shaped by atmospheric frames, reluctant to choose between amniotic and repetition, what’s at play here is of a different nature, more rhythmic, all made of vibrating percussion, of synthetic sparkles that bump into each other and reverberate. The hypnosis of the percussion, the trance of the desiring-machines, the synthesizers immanence, dreaming themselves as bongos, as bass, vibraphones, marimbas, while floating high above, or sometimes far below, timid waves, drones, threads connects the beats together. This is not a dance record, but this a record that’ll caught you dancing, dreaming inside of these tracks leading to other places that at first only exist because of the power of the spirit: “Rayons solaires”, “Vents magnétiques”, “Soleil de minuit”, “Continent blanc”, “Amazonie”…) 30.00

KMRU - Peel DLP (editions mego - KMRU is the moniker of Joseph Kamaru, a sound artist, and producer based in Nairobi. One of the leading exponents of the burgeoning experimental music scene in Nairobi and beyond he was listed by Resident Advisor as one of ’15 East African Artists You Need To Hear’ in 2018 and is a regular performer at the fabled Nyegenyege Festival having also presented live performances at CTM festival and Gamma Festival. Peel is KMRU’s first release for Editions Mego. exquisite mix of field recordings and electronics unravelling at a repetitive and leisurely pace to expose a rich tapestry of sound that has been revered for it’s ability to cross borders with the sheer undertow of emotional content. The subtle calming atmosphere within Peel belies the compositional prowess as layers of delicate sounds wrap around each other creating a hybrid new form ambient musics both captivating through it’s textural depth and kaleidoscopic patterns. The track titles lend themselves to the themes and mood set within: Why are you here, Well, Solace, Klang, Insubstantial and the title track. This is a deep heartfelt journey with a new strong voice being expressed through the means of organically presented electronic ambient sounds, one which reveals further layers on repeat listens.) 28.00

L7 - Smell The Magic LP (This 30th-anniversary edition of the ‘90s underground rock classic Smell the Magic includes all 9 songs from the album, remastered and available together on vinyl for the first time ever! A multitude of rock music scenes populated the expanse of Los Angeles in 1989: hardcore punk, industrial goth, roots rock, and Sunset Strip hair metal, to name a few. L7 fit into none of them, creating their own unique blend of punk and hard, hooky rock loaded with humor and cultural commentary. Originally released in 1990, Smell the Magic is a a landmark of ’90s feminist rock.) 22.00

LMI - Excess Subconscious LP (LMI are a dark hardcore / stoner punk trio from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. They blend the angular dissonance of Drive Like Jehu and the off-kilter energy of early Mastodon with heavy punk riffs akin to Poison Idea if they were potheads instead of drunks. LMI explore the cavernous recesses of the mind on “Excess Subconscious” with a series of menacing shrieks and snarls, bleak introspective lyrics, and an overall eerie atmosphere. LMI formed when they were 16 years old (originally named “Lazy Middle-class Intellectuals” after a Bad Religion lyric) and have played together for over a decade. They have toured relentlessly across North America, playing with the likes of Pentagram, Full of Hell, Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, KEN mode, Rosetta, Long Knife, Spotlights, and Portrayal of Guilt.) 14.00

MARTIN DENNY - Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny LP (jackpot - A re-issue of Quiet Village, the eighth studio album from the father of exotica, Martin Denny. Sub-titled The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny to make it appear like a compilation, it originally came out in 1959, and as a package, complete with its famous artwork, it served as a perfect introduction to Denny’s aesthetic.) 35.00

MARTIN DENNY - Hypnotique LP ("Martin Denny Hypnotique originally released in 1959. A fan favorite from the father of the 'exotica' movement. Stunning original cover artwork. 9/10 All Music Guide review." Color vinyl.) 35.00

MARTIN DENNY - Exotica LP (jackpot - "Martin Denny's debut #1 album originally released in 1957. Original mono recording preferred by Martin Denny and featuring Arthur Lyman and Augie Colon. Exotica spawned an entire genre and the birth of the tiki/cocktail movement starts here." Color vinyl.) 35.00

NAKED ROOMMATE - Do The Duvet LP (upset the rhythm - back in stock - "NAKED ROOMMATE was conceived in 2018 by Amber Sermeńo & Andy Jordan --- partners in art & life --- as a playful aside from their roles in Oakland’s most dearly-departed ensemble, THE WORLD. With a handful of twitching insta-sketches, each addled with late-nite D.I.Y. quiver, the duo’s side-hustle sprouted in classical easy/cheap fashion [see the demo tape on their Public Nipples imprint for evidence]. As “global” concerns slowed, compatriots Michael Zamora (a superbly slanted multi-instrumentalist late of BAD BAD) and Alejandra Alcala (the region’s one true bass supervisor, also of bright lights BLUES LAWYER and PREENING) joined Sermeńo & Jordan as additional exposed flesh. In full form, Naked Roommate has not only become a must-see, ever-evolving live act, but architects of Do The Duvet, one of the most intriguing and inspired recordings to come out of 2020’s American subterranea. Do The Duvet proffers leftfield hijinks via punk execution, answering all the questions posed by questionable post-punk revivalism with sour lemon sneering and cherry-sweet smiles. It’s a fever dream, really…A flailing, sparking wire of hyper-compressed rhythms (breathing and synthetic), devolved guitar work and minced electronic compost. The resultant congealed groove is suitable for club situations and/or living space pulsations alike. Either way, the landlord is pissed. Jordan’s beat programming, presumably inspired in part by recent obsessions with unjustifiably discarded electro sounds, manages to elicit physical response without veering into genre clichés like decay dance or Armageddon rave. Instead, movement is prompted by sheer playfulness and high humour: see the sleepily sampled City sax on “Fondu Guru” or the comically taut bassline from “Credit Union”, itself a dreamwork born straight from a lovingly held-tight 99 Records 12”. Thematically, Do The Duvet bounces between dissections of bourgeois trickery, the absurdity of domestication and the recognizable insanity of living in this particular age. As narrator, Sermeńo’s vocal presence is time-capsule great: a commanding grand-slam performance, alluring yet switchblade-dangerous in terms of wit and gaze. So totally wonderful. What do you really own, anyway? What if your home does not even exist? Why not simply Do The Duvet and answer these queries yourself?" - Mitch Cardwell ) 18.00

SHEER TERROR - Hässlich und Stolz LP (bakc in stock - last copies of the first press - Hässlich & Stolz presents the street kings from New York with a classic set in a never before heard clear sound, which goes right into your face and still doesn't lose any of its early nineties feeling! It becomes immediately clear, the Rose Tattoo of hardcore is called Sheer Terror and everyone who loves the real old outsider and street dog sound should take it without hesitation!) 23.00

SIAVASH AMINI - A Mimesis Of Nothingness LP (hollow ground - Siavash Amini returns to Hallow Ground with »A Mimesis of Nothingness,« his fourth album for the Swiss label. Following up on »Harmistice« together with fellow Iranian artists 9T Antiope, the six tracks were conceived in close collaboration with another artist and see the prolific composer intensify his interdisciplinary approach. The six tracks enter a dialogue with the photographs of Nooshin Shafiee, an acclaimed artist whose work capturing their hometown Tehran becomes the starting point for one of Amini’s most visceral and haunting records. »A Mimesis of Nothingness« translates the ephemeral situations and melancholic moods of Shafiee’s pictures into suspenseful soundscapes that masterfully navigate between the concrete and the abstract. Amini met Shafiee while setting up the sound art space SEDA Projects at the Emkan gallery in Tehran where the photographer’s second solo exhibition was shown. Following the suggestion of curator Behzad Nejadghanbar, the two started a fruitful collaboration that would eventually lead to »A Mimesis of Nothingness,« which was written and recorded between the years 2018 and 2019 and which includes a booklet with a selection of Shafiee’s work. The two share an interest in exploring the sensual experience and the metaphysical dimensions of space. »I was fascinated by Nooshin’s approach,« explains Amini who, ever since releasing the album »TAR« through Hallow Ground in 2017, has focused on how our experience of places is shaped by the individual and collective subconscious. »It wasn’t the Tehran that everyone projected into their work, it was Tehran showing itself through tiny and giant overlooked places or objects.« ) 26.00

SPECIAL INTEREST - The Passion Of LP (But would you bat an eye waiting for war machines to pass you by? But aren’t we going out tonight? Aren’t we going out? Special Interest have returned with their sophomore LP. A dual release from Night School (EU) and Thrilling Living (US). The Passion Of... combines elements of glam rock and no wave pushed through a mangled filter of contemporary electronic forms. Special Interest present a precise and deranged vision of punk, an apocalyptic celebration, a step forward into a perverse and uncertain landscape.) 23.00
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Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 25 Sep 2020, 13:49

hi. Welcome to the last newsletter for September. We got a bunch of new International Anthem titles and restocks, the new BOB MOULD - Blue Hearts LP, DEATH BELLS - New Signs of Life LP, LORNE BALFE - His Dark Materials (The Musical Anthology Of) DLP, new TASHI DORJI, V/A - Punk elää vol 3: Systeemissäkö vika?! - Finnish Private Press Punk Rock 1980 3x7“, ORANSSI PAZUZU , DOMINIK SCHERRER & NATASHA KHAN - Requiem OST LP restocks and more

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VAN DAMMES - Risky Business EP 7“ (rockstar -If you like your Punk Rock with just the right amount of dirty organ and snotty Garage, you might have found your new favourite band right here. Van Dammes from Helsinki are four guys who perfected the mixture of catchy hooks, melodic riffs and scruffy noise. For fans of Marked Men, Sedatives and Statues. There's even a little bit of Zebrassierers in there, if you remember that band. 6 Songs on this 7" - all killer.) 6.00

V/A - Punk elää vol 3: Systeemissäkö vika?! - Finnish Private Press Punk Rock 1980 3x7“ (svcart -

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ALFREDO LINARES Y SU SONORA - Yo Traigo Boogaloo LP (vampiloud - Long sought after by collectors, DJs and lovers of hard salsa and boogaloo alike, 'Yo Traigo Boogaloo' is now lovingly reissued in replica form with the original cover art, remastered from the studio tapes, reproducing that magical MAG stuio sound for today's aficionados to enjoy like it was 1969 all over again.= 25.00

ANTELOPER - Tour Beats Vol. 1 LP (nternational anthem - In May 2018, Jaimie Branch took up a month-long residency in the shipping container-turned-recording studio at Pioneer Works, an arts center down the street from her home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She called up Jason Nazary, and he rolled by the studio loaded with acoustic drums, electronic triggers, modular FX unit, synths, sequencers, and a myriad of processors. Branch engineered the sessions, and brought her rig to the table: trumpet, synths, delay/looper pedal, auxiliary percussion, and a Roland TR08 drum machine. They did what they always do — rolled tape and started from nothing. In the Fall of 2019, they set out for the “Ante-Myths Sonic Projections Tour” that took them across the US alongside DC duo Blacks’ Myths. For the journey, they self-produced a super limited-edition tour tape, Tour Beats Vol. 1, which features recordings from those Pioneer Works sessions. For Summer 2020, International Anthem is proud to re-present Anteloper’s Tour Beats Vol. 1 on 45RPM 12” vinyl in a package featuring artwork by Branch, photos by Richard Ross, and liner notes as poem, again, by Rob Mazurek…) 25.00

BENOIT WIDEMANN - stress! LP (mondo - Stunning synth-heavy prog rock from ex-Magma/Heldon/Dan Ar Braz member. Free-jazz elements mixed with rocking synth and piano and drums, the album is a wildly eclectic fusion of atmosphere and moods. Joined by a whole menagerie of the French prog crème de la crème, such as musicians like Patrick Gauthier, Clément Bailly, Guy Delacroix, Jean-Pierre Fouquey, Bruno Menny, Benoit was a free-wheeling synthesizer demon. A cosmic caper of multifaceted dimensions with some real Heldon-esque and Magma vibes peppered throughout. This album is every bit as entertaining and delightful as the day it was released, a stellar example of the diversity of the synth-driven prog of the age. Now dusted off and refreshed with liner notes to head into another future.) 25.00

BOB MOULD - Blue Hearts LP (merge - In the winter of 2019, Bob Mould bucked the era’s despair with his most melodic, upbeat album in ages, Sunshine Rock. Cut to spring of 2020, and he has this to say: “We’re really in deep shit now.” That sentiment informs the new full-length album, Blue Hearts, the raging-but-catchy yin to Sunshine Rock’s yang. Recorded at the famed Electrical Audio in Chicago with Beau Sorenson engineering and Mould producing, Blue Hearts nods to Mould’s past while remaining firmly planted in the issues of the day.) 24.00

CARLOS NINO & MIGUEL ATWOOD FERGUSON - Chicago Wave LP (international anthem - In late November of 2018, long-time collaborators (& life-long Los Angelenos) Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson flew to Chicago to participate in the album release performance of Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings. Just 11 months prior, Carlos & Miguel were part of recording the ‘Los Angeles Side’ of Universal Beings at Jeff Parker’s house in Altadena, California, and this performance in Chicago would be the first time that all of the musicians reunited to re-learn and perform the music they’d collectively composed during those sessions. The Universal Beings performance and preceding days of rehearsal took place at the iconic South Shore Cultural Center – a historic gilded-era urban club-turned-public facility deep on Chicago’s Southside and right along the reedy shore of Lake Michigan, giving the building’s backdrop an infinitely blue Northern expanse. The night after the performance at South Shore Cultural Center, friend of International Anthem Jeremy Cunningham was scheduled to debut new music ("The Weather Up There," which has since been released on Northern Spy Records) at our HQ, Co-Prosperity Sphere. Since Carlos & Miguel were still in Chicago (before they’d head to New York City for a second Universal Beings performance at Le Poisson Rouge), we invited them to do a Special Guest duo set to open the show. At the conclusion of their 44-minute improvised set that night, Carlos spontaneously dubbed the piece “Chicago Waves.” His proclamation gave us the distinct impression that the previous days spent in South Shore (and the many commutes to-and-from, along Lake Shore Drive) had imprinted the deep blue vastness of early-Winter Lake Michigan into Carlos & Miguel’s respective & collective consciousness, and thus, into the spirit of the luminous music they created that night at Co-Prosperity Sphere. We at IARC are happy to share this recording of Chicago Waves with the world in a time when peace-bringing sound and a sweet memory of live music, sparkling inside the collective breath of community in communal space, has potential to provide the utmost nourishment.) 25.00

DEATH BELLS - New Signs of Life LP (dais - After swapping hemispheres, Australian outfit Death Bells have found a new home in Los Angeles, emerging with a new album of fervent guitar-driven rock, stripped of gloom and punching through with a new sense of positivity. New Signs of Life, their debut for Dais Records, finds Death Bells using a DIY pedigree to plunder the conventions of “rock music” with a saxophone along for the mission. Rather than leaping genres or formats, New Signs of Life is refined and nuanced—a methodology built on process, craft, and perspective. Following their 2017 debut, Standing at the Edge of the World, and follow-up single “Echoes,” Death Bells left their hometown of Sydney for the United States. Energized by impulse, extensive touring and exploration led to the formation of an ambitious six-piece band that eventually coalesced as a collaboration between founding members Will Canning and Remy Veselis. With Canning and Veselis becoming the engine, Death Bells began to employ several underground mainstay musicians to complete their live presentation, including Cortland Gibson (Dock Hellis), Colin Knight (Object of Affection), and on occasion Brian Vega (Fearing). Revitalized and centered, Death Bells released the single “Around the Bend” in 2019, before workshopping material that would eventually comprise their second full-length effort. As much as Standing at the Edge of the World was an energized disclosure informed by fresh naiveté, New Signs of Life harnesses those initial sparks, cloaking the threads of Death Bells with authority, allowing each of the nine tracks which embody New Signs of Life to become lush streamlined vehicles. ) 25.00

DOMINIK SCHERRER & NATASHA KHAN - Requiem OST LP (svart - Svart Records is proud to present the original soundtrack to the supernatural thriller series Requiem! Debuted by BBC One in the UK and NETFLIX globally, psychological horror series Requiem became an instant hit, not least because of it’s haunting, spine-tingling score. Conjured by award-winning composers Dominik Scherrer (The Missing, Ripper Street & Marple), and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes, Requiem is an eerie landscape of sharp, scraping cello, soothing harps and tense string sections. From the urban uncanny to folk horror, there is a distinct atmosphere in the fresh collaborative dynamic between the British-Swiss decorated grandmaster of unique television series soundtracks Scherrer, and the rising enigma of alt-pop, twice Mercury Music Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Khan. Of their alchemical and otherworldly creative chemistry, composer Dominik Scherrer recalls: “Natasha Khan and I spent some weeks in my studio in Brick Lane, coming up with themes and recording outlandish vocals and terrifying sounds. There is a cheeky element to the show, as well as a genuinely scary one. Together with a pastoral spookiness of the cello and strings themes started to give Requiem its own unique atmosphere. We experimented with deviant playing techniques and unconventional recording approaches, to complete a moody air of retro horror and pastoral spook.”) 26.00

GLORIA DE OLIVEIRA - Fascination LP (The German-Brazilian artist GLORIA DE OLIVEIRA, who is also active as a filmmaker and actress (credits include “Babylon Berlin” and “Counterpart”), has been working on the realization of her musical vision for several years. After live appearances at Further Festival and c/o pop, she released the two EPs "La Rose De Fer" and "Lèvres De Sang" on her own label La Double Vie in the second half of 2019. Mixed at Hamburg's Cloud Hills Recordings studio, they define GLORIA DE OLIVEIRA's bewitching sound spectrum situated somewhere between Dreamwave, Ethereal and synth-infused Goth Pop. The intimate yet cinematic atmosphere of her songs is supported by corresponding visuals in the form of her mostly self-directed music videos. On March 27, 2020 the compilation “Fascination” was released by the Cologne label Reptile Music on CD and Vinyl - it includes the 10 remastered songs of the two previous EPs, as well as 7 additional remixes on CD by artists such as Gudrun Gut, Box And The Twins, Fragrance., Tellavision and The Wide Eye. The video clip for her pre-release single “The Only Witness”, which was produced by the German director Julia Ritschel, also offers a fascinating insight into Gloria de Oliveira's enchanting art and sound universe. She was scheduled to support the US duo Tempers for five concerts on their tour through Germany in March. But due to the Corona crisis the shows were postponed until November / December 2020. ) 25.00

GRACE WILL FALL - Barren By Design LP (Fourth full length album from Sweden's most unrelenting hardcore/punk band Grace.Will.Fall.) 15.00

LORNE BALFE - His Dark Materials (The Musical Anthology Of) DLP (silvia - Composer LORNE BALFE with BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES introduces the series and character themes for HIS DARK MATERIALS, the new TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed series of novels. Recorded specially for album release, LORNE BALFE has assembled an impressive and varied cast of recording artists to present the new themes for this eagerly anticipated series. For this concept driven release, Lorne Balfe has assembled a superb, diverse, and devoted cast of performing artists to present the exquisitely crafted new musical themes. Already fans of the book and wanting to contribute to the Series, the album connects singer K T Tunstall, drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), cellist Tina Guo (Hans Zimmer Live and The World of Hans Zimmer), post modern composer-cellist Peter Gregson, steam punk influenced violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling, classical horn player Sarah Willis, BAFTA award winning composer, multi instrumentalist Richard Harvey and Vanya Moneva’s Ethnic Bulgarian Choir. Lorne Balfe [MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, CHURCHILL] is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer.) 35.00

THE LOST TAPES - Inconvenience LP (rockstar - Ok, wow! If you liked the first LOST TAPES album you will definitely love their second record. This fantastic post punk band out of Aachen just came up with 10 brand new songs that merge the dark and punk sound of early 80's Joy Division/The Cure/Wipers with contemporary bands like The Estranged or Grave Pleasures. What the fuck is the sophomore jinx? These 4 guys are better now than ever and happily serve you 40 Minutes of incon- venient joy. Awesome.) 13.00

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN - Universal Beings E&F Sides LP (international anthem . An addendum to Makaya McCraven's critically-acclaimed 2018 release Universal Beings, which The New York Times said "affirms the drummer and beatsmith's position as a major figure in creative music," Universal Beings E&F Sides presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the Universal Beings documentary film. Directed by Mark Pallman, the Universal Beings documentary follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya's life, his process and the community of musicians that helped bring this project to life. The Universal Beings documentary and Universal Beings E&F Sides album release July 31st 2020. Named one of the best albums of 2018 by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Stereogum, Billboard, SPIN, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and more, Universal Beings was recorded at four sessions in New York, Chicago, London and Los Angeles, and features some of the best "new" jazz players from those hot bed cities: Brandee Younger, Tomeka Reid, Dezron Douglas, Joel Ross, Shabaka Hutchings, Junius Paul, Nubya Garcia, Daniel Casimir, Ashley Henry, Josh Johnson, Jeff Parker, Anna Butters, Carlos Niño and Miguel-Atwood Ferguson - all of whom feature on Universal Beings E&F Sides.) 25.00

SHRINKWRAP KILLERS - Parents + FBI = Cahoots LP (rockstar - This band from Oakland feat. Greg Wilkinson (of Earhammer fame) releases a fascinating LP that blends dark wave and synth punk with paranoia and conspiracies. Fans of a.o. The Wipers, The Spits and Brat Farrar will love it. 'Parents + FBI = Cahoots' was originally issued on cassette in 2019.) 14.00

TASHI DORJI - Stateless LP (drag city - Guitar improviser Tashi Dorji takes acoustic in hand, recording in a rare studio setting with extra focus and balance. In a set of songs that travel through our bleak modern lifescape, his ability to access an exceptionally wide range of moods and sounds help to express the confusion, rage, helplessness and resolve as an outsider in America today.) 31.00

TELEVISION PERSONALITIES - Some Kind of Happiness?: Singles 1994-1999 DLP (A two disc retrospective of every single track released by The Television Personalities between the tail end of 1994 and 1999. Featuring Legendary songwriter Dan Treacy, a gifted teller who places the world in his own hazy shade of focus, heading deep into introspection. Featuring all the EP and single tracks that originally appeared on a host of indie pop labels, it’s a cohesive trip into the mind of the songwriter along with a host of his favourite cover versions. I’m Not Like Everybody Else, Do You Think If You Were Beautiful You’d Be Happy, Time Goes By So Slowly When You’re Drowning, Now That I’m A Junkie!, The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Dreaming, it’s heart on the sleeve stuff delivered as indie pop poetry. A diary of demise. All in a lavish package with extensive sleevenotes and unseen photographs.) 35.00

THE OBSESSED - Incarnate DLP (Yellow Vinyl) (blues - Long out of print, Blues Funeral Recordings' new Ultimate Edition of THE OBSESSED "Incarnate" is completely remastered, features the addition of four never-included tracks, and is packaged with all new artwork, rare photos, and extensive liner notes written by Wino himself to tell the stories behind each long-lost gem.) 35.0

PERSEKUTOR - Permanent Winter LP (svart - First pressing of 500 copies on icy blue vinyl. Where Old World superstition meets the cold, gray reality of life in the former Soviet Bloc, there is “Romanian ice metal”. Conceived in rural Transylvania by a heavy metal enthusiast named Vladislav Bârladeanu, PERSEKUTOR follow in the great tradition of early rock-based black metal masters like Venom, Celtic Frost and Bathory, channeled through the vicious, unflinching efficiency of AC/DC. The band’s first widely available recording was a seven-inch single entitled Power Frost, released in 2013 on now-defunct Magic Bullet Records. A pair of cassette demos followed—2014’s Arctic Cross and 2015’s Ice Wars—both released in severely limited quantities. On a visit to Los Angeles in 2015, Vlad was introduced to Lightning Swords Of Death guitarist Inverted Chris Velez, and the duo collaborated on a cover of Celtic Frost’s Procreation (Of The Wicked) for Morbid Tales! A Tribute To Celtic Frost, released later that year by Corpse Flower Records.) 23.00

TREES OF ETERNITY - Hour of the Nightingale DLP (svart - Limited repress of 500 copies on clear vinyl. Gatefold jacket. Born out of the partnership of singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge and guitarist-composer Juha Raivio, Trees of Eternity began as a quiet acoustic collaboration but then sprouted into a full band, with the Norrman brothers (ex-Katatonia, October Tide) on stringed instruments and the ubiquitous Kai Hahto on drums. Three years of work on the group’s debut album were tragically cut short this spring when Aleah passed away during the album’s final post-production phase. The work is now finished, and Svart Records are proud to present it to the world to honor the legacy and artistry of Aleah Starbridge. Cover art is by the incomparable Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets). Juha and Fursy had long nightly conversations about the ethereal magic of Aleah, and Fursy’s work manages to capture the essence of the album perfectly. “The art contains such power and calm beauty, so many hidden messages. It is mystical in the same way that Aleah always was”, comments Juha Raivio.) 28.00

WHEN THERE IS NONE - Fuck Death! LP (From the first few riffs of “Fuck Death!”, you can tell that you are in for a special treat. This is not your typical 3-chord punk rock wasteland - this is a very well written post hardcore/punk album. And it took those 4 guys only 6 years to record it... These 12 songs show that When There Is None perfected their sound & songwriting over the past years. The album has more melodies than power chords and more sing-alongs than boredom. Sounding like a hybrid somewhere between the Sainte Catherines, Leatherface and Hot Water Music - this album keeps on growing with every spin. Also, finally a concept we all can agree on. Fuck Death!) 14.00


TAPES

V/A - An Der Autobahn Soli TAPE (Compilation with Institute, Urin, Guttersnipe, Muro, Mommy's Boys,....."ATB is a non-profit volunteer-run DIY space in Berlin. We work to promote ideas of mutual aid, community and counter-culture. For several years now, under different names and people involved ,our space has been the home of many local and international artists. We always made it to survive in a non-profit and self-organized way and we will like to keep it like that. Unfortunately, we are now confronted with a difficult situation with strong health & safety restrictions and a really high rent to pay. We're trying to find out ways to survive these weird times and in order to do so, we did this tape to sell. All benefits from this purchases are gonna go into paying the expenses of the space to keep it open as long as we can.“) 7.00


CD

WINTER - Into Darkness (extended) DCD (svart - back in stock - The ultimate edition on CD. Housed in a heavy-duty double digipak, the set features the original Into Darkness album on the first disc and the demo Eternal Frost on the second. There’s also a heavy booklet with every possible piece of Winter memorabilia imaginable. Perpetually out of print, much sought after and universally worshipped amongst those in the know, Winter’s Into Darkness was a game-changing classic. Formed in New York circa 1988, Winter played slow, deep and hard nuclear doom with a crust punk rawness, that came across like Hellhammer jamming with Amebix. Their penchant for mammoth sized and funeral-paced, wasteland droning has become a touchstone reference for bands across the whole spectrum of underground metal. Their pre-internet infamy led to Winter demos being tape- traded in hallowed adoration by fans and bands alike, gaining notable fans such as Fenriz from Darkthrone. Deserving of their special place in the pantheon of one-off classic albums, the Swans-like noise and down-tuned Earth-like riffs of Into Darkness went on to spawn countless doom and sludge bands, being an influence for an entire doomed generation. The Winter come-back show at Roadburn Festival in 2011 was massively anticipated and held a captivated audience. Packing out one of The Netherlands largest stages, that particular Winter show, after many years in obscurity is a rare event that is still highly regarded today. The band is a rare jewel amongst collectors, and audiences alike. Svart Records is proud to re-release Into Darkness once more, having only been reissued once in a limited edition during this millennium, putting the album back in print for a new generation of listeners. This reprint notably also features the legendary demo which was only reissued on a mini-cd in 1995, now finally on vinyl. The double CD package will feature a large lush booklet, and the double vinyl set comes in a slipcase box with a luxury 32 page magazine, with every imaginable press clipping and piece of memorabilia about Winter ever produced!) 22.00
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LP

BOW - s/t LP (Sub Rosa - Brussels-based string quintet BOW celebrates musical freedom. Juggling between their own written music and pure improvisation, the ensemble has worked since its creation on a personal and modern approach, digging into their instruments' capabilities and blending a large scope of influences. Its debut eponym LP, due to be released on Sub Rosa, gathers five instantly-composed pieces that were recorded live by Christine Verschorren in the Echo Collective studio in Brussels. During the day, BOW repeated musical concepts, textures, and interactive games. Then, during the night, with the machine already well-oiled and the musicians free of all expectations, the ensemble embarked out into the unknown, discovering with wonder unexplored sonic territories, delivering a deep and profound music woven with five strands of yarn.) 22.00

CAFE RACER - Shadow Talk LP (born yesterday - Led by vocalists and guitarists Michael Santana and Adam Schubert, the Chicago bands album captures the unpredictable thrill of its energetic live show without sacrificing thoughtful songwriting and purposeful composition. Improvisational guitar explorations and textural compositions from Santana, Schubert and fellow guitarist Andrew Harper fit gear-like with the steady-handed rhythm section of bassist Rob McWilliams and drummer Elise Poirier. The band is ever charging forward, building hypnotic momentum through slyly mutating repetition and dense complexity. You can imagine Cafe Racers’ guitar reverberations escaping its practice space, bouncing off the monolithic brick ComEd building on Western Avenue a couple miles away, rattling through the alleys and gangways, shaking gutters loose from two-flats, stirring eddies of sound down the sidewalks. It’s urgent music that calls for the listener’s attention even as it lifts toward mind-out-of-body introspection, encouraged by lyrics that explore our past selves calling out to the present. What remains and what’s left behind, what answers exist in conversation between our silhouette and our physical form?) 25.00

C.R. GILLESPIE - Concentration Patterns DLP (hidden harmony - Limited 2xLP pressing of "Concentration Patterns", hand-numbered edition of 300, housed in an embossed, die-cut sleeve with four interchangeable covers. "Exploring an enveloping spectrum of tonal space, the intention and pseudo-theory of Concentration Patterns is that of aural therapy, meant to assist in the practice of meditation, mindfulness, and the development of healthy sleep cycles. When played at a comfortable volume (~ 70dB) with possible utilization of indirect listening to exaggerate the low frequency spectrum (fig.1), the listener may disassociate from their surroundings into the synthetic headspace of the extended piece. While listening, allow your body to ingest the hum of these simple and relatively affordable machines. The unavoidable breakup of the whole within the vinyl format gives the unique opportunity to accentuate the listening experience by suggesting the pairing of pure sine tones, their frequency values indicated above, giving a tonal fulcrum to each side. This concept, sometimes described as binaural beats therapy, posits that concentrated listening to slightly-varying stereo frequencies can lead to decreased anxiety and “increased quality of life”. Conversely, vibroacoustic therapy, alleging that specific low-frequencies may positively resonate within the body’s deep tissue, faces far more apathetic criticism; yet I would be remiss in discouraging this passing consideration during enjoyment of Concentration Patterns.“) 28.00

DON CHERRY - Where Is Brooklyn? LP (col. vinyl) (klimt - From 1966, a set from Don Cherry also featuring Ed Blackwell on drums, Henry Grimes on bass as well as Pharoah Sanders on saxophone as part of a quartet. Cherry’s abstraction on the trumpet cuts through his other work with Ornette Coleman, a more melodic player and a strong influence on Cherry.) 23.00

EARTHEATER - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin LP (pan - Composed, produced, and arranged by Eartheater alone, Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin draws a path back to the primordial lava lake from which she first emerged, as it also testifies to the reincarnating resurrections the project has undergone over its first full decade of existence. While the album renews her focus on guitar performance and legible structure, Eartheater balances the unabashed prettiness of acoustic harmonic songs with the dissonant gestural embroidery of oblique instrumentals. Having fallen back in love with the idioms that first captivated her, she worked to crack open the techniques that had fossilized inside of her, while still seeking to apply the electro-alchemical knowledge she picked up along her journey. The result of a laborious revival in fire, Phoenix recontextualizes Eartheater’s combinatorial approach to production within her most confident abstractions, adjacent to some of her most direct songs to date. Eartheater composed and workshopped most of Phoenix over a ten-week artist residency (FUGA) in Zaragoza, Spain, housed in a sprawling, cubic glass facility that looked out over wildflower-flecked mountains. Following an intensive period of recording and touring, the residency provided her with an unprecedented period of solitude in the small Spanish town. Her newfound sense of isolation ultimately became liberating, leading her to sidestep the crutches and steady grids inherent to electronic music, and to conceive pieces rooted in her guitar and her desire to perform with other players live. Eartheater’s voice glows brighter than ever at the center of Phoenix’s arrangements — her familiar operatic highs are grounded by newly expanded velvety lows, leaping lucidly up and down octaves. Her intricate guitar work flits across baroque fingerpicked passages and latches into cyclical figures that meet her voice in lush harmonic progressions. From her own guitar parts, to the orchestral string arrangements she wrote for the Spanish conservatory group Ensemble de Camara, to the harp and violin lines performed by her close friends and collaborators Marilu Donovan and Adam Markiewicz of LEYA, Eartheater’s applications of acoustic instruments bring an extraordinary emotional emphasis to her compositions. Phoenix prepares for a future where electronic sound — or even electricity itself — isn’t guaranteed, but where her music could still come to life with a group of hands dexterously winding across instruments against the light of the fire. ) 25.00

KASSEL JAEGER - Meith LP (black truffle - Black Truffle is pleased to present Meith, a new composition in two parts from prolific composer/theorist François Bonnet. Usually operating under his Kassel Jaeger moniker, Bonnet is a major figure in contemporary electronics and electro-acoustic music, collaborating with artists such as Lucy Railton, Jim O’Rourke, and Stephen O’Malley, and releasing his work on labels including Editions Mego, Senufo, and Shelter Press. Always meticulously detailed yet immediately affecting, Bonnet’s work situates itself at a very personal intersection between the traditions of academic electronic and electroacoustic music, and a more shadowy, underground group of approaches to experimental sound: kosmische Musik, the tape murk of the 1980s underground, the haunted ambience of Christoph Heemann & Co. Meith immediately welcomes us into its densely layered sound world of electronic tones, positive organ, and unidentifiable field-recorded textures. Almost static yet constantly in flux, it deliberately opens itself up to repeated and varied listening: from a distance, its many voices cohere into a monolithic plane of sound, while closer inspection reveals myriad details and momentary events. Like a drop of ink spreading through water, harmonic material present in one voice gradually fans out into the whole arrangement, creating fleeting moments of unity amid the constantly shifting waves of tone and texture. Far from the austerity of some contemporary electro-acoustic music, Meith affects the listener as overwhelming organic; its individual layers are unstable and at times near-chaotic, imbued with life. Though it can appear almost formless, the piece undergoes major shifts throughout its duration, from the austere dissonance of the opening moments to the surging harmonies that appear midway through the second side before the piece gradually dissolves into a spectral glimmer. Francis Plagne. ) 25.00

KEVIN MORBY - Sundowner LP (dead oceans - The new full length album from the Dead Oceans signed singer-songwriter Kevin Morby, following on from 2019's Oh My God. Morby began working on Sundowner at home, using mostly a four-track Tascam 424 recorder. He then headed to Texas’ Sonic Ranch to record the album with producer Brad Cook. “I wrote the entire album wearing headphones, hunched over the 424, letting my voice and guitar pass through the machine, getting lost in the warmth of the tape as if another version of myself was living on the inside, singing back at me,” Morby said in a statement. “I was mesmerized by the magic of the four track not only as a recording device, but also an instrument, and considered it my songwriting partner throughout the whole process.”) 24.00

KURT VILE - Childish Prodigy LP + 7“ (matador - 10th Anniversary Edition + 7“. Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kurt Vile (yes, that is his real name) makes his Matador debut with Childish Prodigy. His second album (the first came out on the tiny Gulcher label, vinyl on Woodsist), it is a rich tapestry of rock and folk sounds, occasionally lo-fi, occasionally lustrous, hitting touchstones from Tom Petty to Street Legal-era Dylan to Spaceman 3 to Skip Spence. Childish Prodigy is more diverse than its predecessor, and ranges from pounding rockers like "Hunchback" and "Freak Train" to gorgeous folky numbers like "Overnite Religion" and the soaring trumpet in "Amplifier." It includes a Dim Stars cover (Richard Hell and Thurston Moore's early '90s supergroup), plus two hidden tracks. The more you listen, the more deeply you will be drawn in to Vile's explorations of rock history. This is an absorbing and addictive record with layers and layers of discovery.) 28.00

LANDOWNER - Consultant LP (born yesterday - On the cover of Landowner’s Consultant, a ghost in a sheet is illuminated by a flashlight, like some Scooby Doo villain unmasked. Over twelve ornately plotted yet stripped back compositions of self-dubbed “weak d-beat,” the Western Mass quintet casts light on the ghastliest misuses of power. Phantoms are banished for predatory behavior unchanged; racist housing policies possess those who thrive on generational privilege; precarization sucks workers into the creepiness of surveillance culture. Systemic critique is embedded into the group’s name—a sarcastic allusion to land ownership’s deep link with American power that’s also a winking jab at tough-guy punk monikers—and on Consultant, Landowner tackles these subjects with filmic parables that are biting and astute. Throughout, they demonstrate a canny grasp of rhythm, classical sense of arrangement, and a riotous bent for punk brutalism, especially at their quietest.) 25.00

LINEA ASPERA - II LP (diy - Linea Aspera return with their second full-length LP, combining analogue production techniques with evocative emotional authenticity that ties themes of inherently human experience to cosmological concepts of physics and astronomy.) 20.00

LUCRECIA DALT - No Era Solida LP (rvng - Lucrecia Dalt dissolves herself into sound on No era sólida, a suspended auditory illusion guided by unconscious murmurs, cosmic oscillations, and unpredictable percussion. No era sólida is a meeting place between phenomenal and noumenal worlds, and encourages the listener, like Lucrecia, to embrace the possibilities of possession. LP includes high quality digital download and printed lyrics sheet.) 25.00

MARIA TERIAEVA - Conservatory Of Flowers LP (hidden harmony - Conservatory of Flowers is the second album by a Siberian-born, Moscow-based musician and composer Maria Teriaeva. Following her solo debut Focus in 2017, Conservatory of Flowers focuses on rhythm and percussive elements, cutting down ambient passages and leaning even more toward traditional song forms, structuring compositions into pop-length pieces. Recorded over a period of three years, mostly composed during one summer at her dacha (cottage in Russian) just outside of Moscow, resulting in a vibrant and light sound inspired by her surrounding nature. In addition to analog synthesizer, the album also features Nikita Shishkov on trumpet, Vasiliy Yanik on saxophone, Yana Chekina on cello, Sasha Elina on flute and Vadik Korolev on vocals, with the album closing off with a remix by Sapphire Slows.) 26.00

MIKI YUI - Aperio! LP (hallow ground - The title of Miki Yui’s seventh solo album “Aperio!” is derived from the latin origin of April, "aperire" meaning “to open” or “to reveal”. Hinting at the way her music unveils another reality which is hidden beneath the surface. The title also reflects the aperiodic character of the music, its irregularity. Like a magic word to reveal the mysterious cosmos, each song opens up another intimate world of wonders. ) 26.00

MORITA VARGAS - 8 LP (hdden harmoney - Born and raised in Argentina, Morita Vargas is an experimental artist and producer based in Buenos Aires. She manipulates her voice through reverbs, delays and whispers, singing in a self-invented 'language'. The sound of Morita’s voice is a portal into her thriving, dreamlike world brimming, shimmering and beating with unrefined natural sensations which stimulate something primordial yet strangely contemporary. As far back as 2014 she began work on her first productions - early sketches which later became the basis for ‘8’. It all started off as voice memos on her phone (recorded while roaming the streets and riding the trains of Greater Buenos Aires). Later on, Morita introduced various instruments into her vision: kalimba, harmonica, keyboard, flute, tambourine, chajchas, and cajón. Composed and performed from that period until its original release in 2018, ’8’ features 10 original voice-led compositions that in scope recall evocative portraits of synthesized landscapes and rainforests, attuned to a vibrant modern pulse and enchanting vocals. Morita Vargas “8” has achieved a kind of polyphonic soundscape which evokes unfamiliar realities through voyages within and between the realms of ambient and experimental music. In numerology the number 8 symbolizes the transition between heaven and earth, the illumination of our infinite capacity for various metamorphoses. Tackling ideas of transformation, mutation, cyclical processes, death, creation, melancholy, and joy, the album you are holding is a monumental and deeply personal statement. You are invited to walk barefoot down the mystical path and indulge in the process of spiritual expulsion and renewal that is ‘8’. The path lies along the route of infinite meanings, somewhere on the border between dream and reality.) 25.00

ONENESS OF JUJU - African Rhythms 1970​-​1982 3LP (strut - Tracing their career from the band’s earliest work in 1970 with South African exiled jazzman Ndikho Xaba in San Francisco, the compilation covers the band’s journey to New York’s loft jazz scene, forming Juju and releasing two landmark albums of hard-hitting percussive jazz on Strata-East. “I saw myself as a cultural warrior,” explains Plunky. “We studied about Africa and tried to infuse our music with an African spirit.” Moving back to his hometown of Richmond, Virginia during the mid-‘70s, Plunky drew in a superb new group of musicians and vocalists and created the band’s new incarnation, Oneness Of Juju, retaining the African influence but fusing his sound with funk and R’n’B on the classic ‘African Rhythms’ album. “We realised that, if we put a backbeat to the Afro-Cuban rhythms, people in Richmond and Washington D.C. could be drawn into it; it didn't change anything about our message.” The change would lead to a series of enduring soul-jazz classics on Jimmy Gray’s Black Fire label, including ‘River Luv Rite’, ‘Plastic’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’ and their biggest crossover international hit, ‘Every Way But Loose’ in 1982, later famously remixed by Larry Levan. The band received renewed interest in their music during the mid-‘80s as Washington D.C.’s go-go innovators cited the band as a major influence and rare groove DJs revived their albums for London dancefloors. ‘African Rhythms 1970-1982’ reprises a compilation released on Strut in 2001 and is newly remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Both formats feature a 12” sized 4pp booklet featuring rare photos and a comprehensive interview with Plunky Branch within liner notes by Chris Menist.) 30.00

STUCK - Change Is Bad LP (Stuck is a post-punk band for people who think the genre is predictable. On their debut album the Chicago quartet strive for musical dissonance and lyrical vulnerability, a combination that’s deeply cathartic for the band and for listeners alike. Equal parts atonal and contagious, Change Is Bad is caught in a cycle of time, grief, and transition, and Stuck are hitting the walls trying to stop it from spiraling out of control. To confront it, the band drew from a wide range of influences—Omni, Shellac, Landowner, video game glitches, speedrunning, and sci-fi book series Three Body Problems—that aren’t just namechecks. They’re influences you can actually hear in the music. ) 25.0
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Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 23 Oct 2020, 19:49

hi. Welcome to a newsletter for October. We just wanted to let u know we still ship orders for free in between germany over 50 euros and EU orders have free shipping over 100 euros

We got a bunch of new great stuff like the A. BURCHARDT & B. JONKMANNS - Hamburg Calling - Punk, Underground & Avantgarde 77 - 85 BOOK, ADRIANNE LENKER - Songs And Instrumentals DLP, CLIPPING. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned DLP, new RECITAL releases, NILS FRAHM - Empty LP, STEVE POTTS - Musique Pour Le Film D'Un Ami LP re issue, PJ HARVEY - dry LP restock, MONOPOL - Weltweit LP restock, PORRIDGE RADIO - Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers LP re issue, GARETH WILLIAMS & MARY CURRIE - Flaming Tunes LP, WRWTFWW RECORDS - It 's a JAZZ SWEATER, T-shirts & Baseball Caps, V/A - Endangered Species Vol. 1 LP and some dark entries restocks, RYO FUKUI - Ryo Fukui in New York LP, AESOP ROCK - Float DLP and much much more …

Also the new TINE FETZ - PLACES BERLIN 2021 CALENDER is in.

ADAGIO830 started taking pre orders of the new SLOW WORRIES LP and GHOST BAG pre orders should start soon as well. A bunch of more exciting releases are coming up.


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COFFINS - Noise Room Sessions 2014 7“ (Doom / Death Metal from Tokyo, Japan, formed 1996. Noise Room Sessions 2014 was originally released as super limited & self-released CD-R.) 6.00

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ADRIANNE LENKER - Songs And Instrumentals DLP (4AD . songs and instrumentals are two distinct collections, both written and recorded in April after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus.  After returning to the states from Europe, Lenker decamped to a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts.  “I grew really connected to the space itself,” says Lenker . “The one room cabin felt like the inside of an acoustic guitar -- it was such a joy to hear the notes reverberate in the space.”  With a hankering to capture the feel of the space, Lenker enlisted the help of engineer  Philip Weinrobe, gathering a mass of tape machines, a binaural head, and a pile of XLR cables.  After almost three weeks of setup and troubleshooting, the studio finally was operating -- although the only functioning tape recorder the duo had was Phil’s battery powered Sony Walkman.  Although at peace with the idea that they might just be recording the whole record on cassette tape, a friend was able to dig a Otari 8 Track out of storage and deliver to the pair right before they’d lost all hope.  Nine of these songs were written freshly during the recording session.  Lenker and Phil began and closed each day with an improvised acoustic guitar instrumental, later making a collage of their favorite pieces, which became the first side of the instrumentals album.  “We wanted to make a record that put you, the listener, in the most intimate position possible,” explains Weinrobe.) 28.00

AESOP ROCK - Float DLP (rhymsayers - In 2000, Aesop Rock released his first official album, Float, following his steady ascent in the underground from two previous releases, the collection of works CD of lore, Music For Earthworms (1997), and the Appleseed EP (1999). And, while every album Aesop has done since then has captured his continual evolution as both a producer and a writer, Float was undeniably exceptional in its own right.) 26.00

ALAIN BELLAICHE - Sea Fluorescent LP (souffle - Souffle Continu Records present the first ever reissue of Alain Bellaïche's Sea Fluorescent, originally released in 1976. Frenchman who is on the return from the USA is something unusual. Everything seemed to start out well for Alain Bellaïche: Born in Tunis, childhood in Cannes, studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, his first folk concerts folk in youngsters' houses and clubs where everyone was well behaved... Then, in 1973, he left for the States. Bellaïche would settle for around ten years, with, as a soundtrack, the two albums that he would record there. Metropolitain (1974), which was the fruit of his collaboration with the Heldon guitarist Alain Renaud, and Sea Fluorescent. In the catalog of Asylum, David Geffen's first label, Bellaïche's music was listed alongside that of the Byrds, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan. In a Rock & Folk interview, Bellaïche expressed his regrets as to the prudence of French musicians: "I never had a group... perhaps the guys here are not motivated to play this kind of music." It's of note that the influences of the expatriate were, for example, Led Zeppelin, John McLaughlin, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, The Spencer Davis Group... Bellaïche, a multi-faceted and iconoclastic musician, composed Sea Fluorescent just following his desires: from a cosmic ballad ("St Andrea"), to West Coast funk ("California"), dreamlike Spanish influences ("Spanish Roots"), optimistic blues ("Foolin' Myself"), a solar track ("I'm Angry", "Sun Blues"). And the Frenchman was in good company: Jean-Marie Fabiano (from Fabiano Orchestra) on percussion, Jerry Mahavishnu Goodman on violin on "Got My Place In That Country" or John Hicks whose cascades of notes bring reggae and western closer to the "reassembled" jazz that the pianist was playing at the time. A highly sought-after French jazz funk fusion nugget. Remastered from the master tapes. Licensed from Alain Bellaïche.) 23.00

AQUILES NAVARRO & TCHESER HOLMES - Heritage of the Invisible II LP (international anthem . Telepathic Afro-Caribbean improvisational trumpet-and-percussion duo Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes are longtime friends, collaborators, and tireless hustlers on the creative music scenes of New York City. "Heritage of the Invisible II" follows Navarro and Holmes’s rise to prominence as members of free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements. In March of 2020 in "The Nation" writer Marcus J. Moore said "Irreversible Entanglements’ fearless music takes to task the police, American politics, capitalism, and racism." The revolutionary ethos that drives Irreversible Entanglements is no less present in Navarro and Holmes’s duo work, though their duo finds them much more wholeheartedly and jubilantly embracing their Latin and Afro-Caribbean foundations. ) 25.00

BARRY CLEVELAND - Stones of Precious Water LP (The title of guitarist Barry Cleveland’s 1986 album – Stones of Precious Water – conjures images of incandescent gems, harvested from hallowed streams and held aloft to glimmer and catch the light in their many facets. And perhaps this is the truest analogue for the music contained therein. Recorded between 1981 and 1983, in mostly improvised recording sessions, the disparate nature of Stones’ creation is alluded to only by the breadth and variety of sounds it encompasses. Stones of Precious Water is a revelatory collection that maps its way through textural fourth- world ambience, shimmering New Age, gently propulsive kosmiche, and jazz-inflected prog. These sounds are sewn together with a deftness of performance and sonic character which reveals them as branches of the same tree, or perhaps more appropriately, a handful of glittering stones. Six of the ten tracks contain contributions from Kat Epple and her late husband Bob Stohl (a.k.a the epoch-defining New Age duo, Emerald Web), adding flute, synthesizers, and bells. Between the years of 1981 and 1983, Cleveland worked with this duo and alone, allowing serendipity to play a significant creative role in their music. Many of the pieces began as improvisations or simple structures that served as springboards for deeper exploration. Making his first forays into multi-track recording, Cleveland used a basic Teac 4-track cassette recorder, and this rudimentary piece of equipment proved to be a useful tool for compositional exploration. By flipping and reversing the tape, slowing the pitch, and altering and layering different performances, Cleveland stretched the sound of his guitar across the expanse of the tonal canvas. Stones of Precious Water stands as a remarkable document of experimental self-recording, improvisational collaboration, and restless creative expression. Morning Trip is exceedingly happy to release it on vinyl LP for the first time.) 28.00

CHARLIE MORROW - America Lament LP (recital - America Lament is a panoramic musical survey of legendary experimental composer/event-maker Charlie Morrow’s eclectic works. At just over 40-minutes, America Lament is mysterious, beguiling, and jubilant, comprised of pieces employing everything from hand-made electronics to Irish lap pipes, ecstatic jazz to Schubert recompositions, ambient flutes, and a string quartet. Charlie Morrow and Recital’s Sean McCann excavated 50 years of Morrow’s bottomless archive, from 1970 to 2020, to present this follow-up to 2018’s Recital release Toot! Too. Charlie Morrow (b. 1942 in Newark, NJ) is a composer, sound artist, performer, and innovator. With concert performances and ad jingles (including Hefty trash bags – “Hefty, Hefty, Hefty! Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy!”), city-wide events and film soundtracks, museum sound installations and hospital sound environments, Morrow’s work has been experienced by a wider audience than most creative artists can claim. Charlie’s music has a melody and depth to it that I feel is absent from a lot of avant-garde music. His keen interest in all musical styles seem to inform this harmony. Charlie’s drive to interconnect people and ideas is contagious and affirming, and working with him has been one of the pleasures of my life. We have forthcoming releases in 2021 by Alison Knowles, Jerome Rothenberg, and a box set of the 1980 International Sound Poetry Festival. -Sean McCann, Sept. 2020) 26.00

CLIPPING. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned DLP (sub pop - In the horror genre, sequels are perfunctory. As the insufferable film bro Randy explains in Scream 2, “There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to create a successful sequel. Number one: the body count is always bigger. Number two: the death scenes are always much more elaborate—more blood, more gore. Carnage candy. And number three: never, ever, under any circumstances, assume the killer is dead.” Last Halloween, Los Angeles experimental rap mainstays Clipping ended their three-year silence with the horrorcore-inspired album There Existed an Addiction to Blood. This October, rapper Daveed Diggs, and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson return with an even higher body count, more elaborate kills, and monsters that just won’t stay dead. Visions of Bodies Being Burned is less a sequel than it is the second half of a planned diptych. It turns out, Clipping took to the thematic material of horrorcore like vampires to grave soil. In the years following Splendor & Misery—the band’s acclaimed dystopian science fiction-rap epic—they simply made too many songs for one album. Before the release of There Existed an Addiction to Blood, Clipping and Sub Pop Records divided the material up into two albums, designed to be released only months apart. However, a global pandemic and multiple canceled tours pushed the release of the project’s “part two” until the following Halloween season. ) 28.00

DAWN CHORUS AND THE INFALLIBLE SEA - Liberamente LP (Second album from American trio Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea, consisting of zakè, Marc Ertel and Damien Duque. Together they're creating soft-textured and slowly unfolding sonic landscapes, somewhere between guitar-oriented drone music and modern classical. Liberamente is the kind of album that demands attention and patience from the listener, yet it's ultimately a very rewarding one. ) 25.00

GARETH WILLIAMS & MARY CURRIE - Flaming Tunes LP (superior .- Flaming Tunes was recorded by Gareth Williams (ex of This Heat) and his childhood friend Mary Currie and released on cassette in 1985. If you spend any time at all on the Flaming Tunes website (in particular, it has some scans of letters Williams wrote to Currie in the early 80's), or read a series of interviews Tony Herrington made for The Wire magazine in 2009 with Currie and Andrew Jacques of These Records, you get a real feel for the personal nature of the recordings. As Currie herself describes it: "Flaming Tunes was a collaboration that came out of a friendship. Gareth and I would meet at 'Danger de Mort' Gareth's house in Balham usually during the daytime when my son was at nursery. Sometimes we'd be joined by others. A room full of instruments and things that could make noise. We made some of our own too and used available objects for percussion. Later on we had more sophisticated equipment - full size keyboard and 12 track recording facility. Sometimes things happened and sometimes we just indulged ourselves in making a bit of a racket. I can't begin to describe how Gareth put things together and this was often done well into the early hours of the morning. I'd go away and come back and what had started out as a fragment had become another flaming tune.“ After a bootlegged version came out in the late 90's, Life & Living Records - an independent label operated by Williams' close circle of friends (Williams himself passed away in 2001 at the age of 48) - went back to the original master tapes and painstakingly restored and remastered the audio. As for the music itself - oh gosh, where to start? On one level - it's a hodgepodge of lo-fi pop songs, experiments and location recordings that sound like they were never intended for public consumption. And yet - these tunes just don't let go of you once you've spent any amount of time with them. Take "Breast Stroke" for instance - for many people the highlight of the album - it's just the most unforgettable, perfectly formed, eccentric, life-affirming three and a half minutes you'll ever spend with a piece of music. The fact that the percussion was made on a casio keyboard and what sounds like a peculiarly British variant of a human beatbox, well, it's just the icing on the cake. Really, words just do no justice.) 26.00

GES (Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples) - Anthology of American Pop Music LP (faitiche - Six great pop standards remembered: five pop songs are dissected by sampler, stretched, compressed, and re-collaged. In this way, their identity is lost. What remains is a vague concreteness: flashes of déjà vu and remote echoes that evoke the original. GES (Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples) - Active members: Helmut Schmidt, Jan Jelinek Founded: 2009 Headquarters: Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe, Germany) 22.00

GRAEME MILLER & STEVE SHILL - The Carrier Frequency LP (Frozen in time over four decades this 1984 “cyclic incantation” combines electroacoustics, grazed euphoria, industrial aesthetics, sampled salvage and recycled mechanic folk to score a widely revered dystopian physical theatre performance from the UK’s hugely influential Impact Theatre Co-Operative. From a seminal post-punk art-action faction (formed in a Leeds warehouse space alongside Gang Of Four and The Mekons), this apocalyptic prophecy not only cracked avant-garde stage boundaries but provided a captive audience with stunning set design and an incredible broken-music soundtrack before its swan song amidst Poland’s 1986 power plant panic. From the sonic workbench of the very same bedsit-Situationists that created the haunting 1983 music to The Moomins TV animation comes the eventual isolated music release to this pioneering theatrical spectacle of truly mythical status. The Carrier Frequency (1984) was a legendary stage work that emerged from the collaboration between the influential performance company Impact Theatre Co-Operative and cult novelist Russel Hoban. The incantation of Hoban’s text voiced in the broken verbiage of a post-apocalyptic broken language and the entranced physicality of Impact’s ritualistic performance in a pool of cold dark water printed deeply on those who witnessed it. It reached an impassioned crescendo on the rising score by Graeme Miller and Steve Shill who also performed in the work. The music exploited samples from Hoban’s own recordings of the shortwave radio broadcasts which he tuned in as he wrote, helping him order the green phosphorescent letters on the screen of his Apple computer. Shill and Miller mirrored Hoban’s channelling in their approach to making the score, following the notion that this was the broadcast of some Central Eurasian radio station doomed forever to circulate fragments of static interlaced with desultory public information broadcasts and “The Record”, its only surviving fragment of a lost culture. The score was forged on an 8-track tape recorder sandwiching harmonium and accordion with the output of a digital delay machine that could trap and fragments of audio to be triggered and manually pitched. It is a knowingly crude montage where samples denote fragmentation itself and their reassembly, like Frankenstein’s monster, shows the stitches that join the stolen body parts. ) 24.00

THE GREEN CHILD - Shimmering Basset LP (upset the rhythm - The Green Child is the once long-distance, now based in the same house recording project of Raven Mahon (furniture maker and former member of Grass Widow) and Mikey Young (recording engineer and band member of Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). The duo draws its spectral pop sound from an illusory past as much as they stalk into pastures new. Broadly retro-futuristic in scope, verdant acres of lushly evocative synthesizers and vintage drum machines underpin most of The Green Child's upbeat yet decidedly uncanny songs. More assured and auspicious, the songs collected on Shimmering Basset are concerned with life after relocation and deal with distance and staying connected. Shimmering Basset also concerns itself with the subjects of transport, escape, the centering of home, humanity in the performative news arena and the idea of time being a beast, animate and hungry. "Fashion Light" conjures up a brilliance from the first few sparks of the album, spinning dizzy dots of synth melody into a classy slice of avant-pop, with live drums courtesy of Shaun Gionis. "Low Desk: High Shelf" follows in likewise sprightly mode. Glancing synths criss-cross, worthy of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, echoing off the straight-up beat, allowing Raven's collected vocal to stitch its haunted path. A floating kick drum sets off the shivery flurries of sound on "Witness", featuring bristling electronic percussion from James Vinciguerra. Blossoming basslines and saxophone blushes sweep through the relaxed atmosphere of "The Installation". "Tony Bandana" makes a break for it as a rock song with Arron Mawson lending his bass skills to the foray. The Green Child acknowledge an interesting array of musical cues from New Musik via Sade to Hot Chocolate, the latter most keenly felt on the slinky groove behind "Dreamcom". Clockwork sequencing, drawbar organ amid bouncing guitar spirals and a lightness of vocal touch make for a potent potion. The duo covers "Resurrection" by Canadian '60s popsmith Andy Kim later on the record, turning his orchestral "hymn of searching" into a grandiose tower of overlapping drones, languid vocal reverb, and strummed chords. Meanwhile, "Health Farm" is awash with questing keyboard melodies, its notes speeding into each other like Boards Of Canada with the legato ramped up. "Double Lines" draws this fascinating album to an end, seeping into the room like an apparition. Shimmering Basset is a robust album of compelling melody, expanded vision, and melancholic grandeur. 180 gram vinyl.) 18.00

LEMONHEADS - Lovey DLP (deluxe edition) (Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition of The Lemonheads ‚Lovey’. A 2xLP Deluxe Book with expanded liner notes and unseen photos – this is the definitive document of Dando’s first steps towards the mainstream. The lovingly repackaged remastered release is accompanied by a second disc, ‘Triple J Live at the Wireless’, taken from their legendary 1991 trip to Australia. ‘Lovey’ was the major label debut for Evan Dando’s Lemonheads from 1990, caught up in Grunge mania and following three ramshackle punk albums that only hinted at what was to come.) 60.00

MONOPOL - Weltweit LP (medical - Medical Records collaborates with their good friends Anna Logue across the pond in Germany to present the long out of print Neu Deutsche Welle cult classic album Weltweit by MONOPOL. Released in 1982, Weltweit was the sole output of the band. It has appropriately become quite rare and difficult to find with the resulting high prices to obtain an original copy. Inspired by the greats such as Kraftwerk, YMO and Klaus Schulze, the three members crafted an exquisite collection of pop songs played on a very impressive collection of analog synthesizers, self-builds and drum machines that were considered cutting edge at the time. The band would have recorded a second album but split up before that was possible. Members of the band continued to be involved in the music industry at least peripherally but didn’t participate in further collaborations or bands. Also interestingly, Monopol was basically a studio-only project and actually never played live (despite some TV appearances). The album has been remastered by MARTIN BOWES at the Cage, UK. Contains a special bonus insert with lyrics and photos. Definitely a must-have for fans of NDW such as Grauzone, Reingold and the like. Presented on high quality 180-gram classic black vinyl. Limited edition.) 22.00

NILS FRAHM - Empty LP (erased tapes - To mark this year’s Piano Day and as an acknowledgement to these unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in, Nils Frahm surprised the world with a collection of eight solo piano pieces, titled Empty. Conceived of just before Nils broke his thumb and composed the similarly intimate solo piano album Screws, Empty is a soothing vessel of eight simple and serene pieces originally recorded as the music to a short art film he shot with his friend and film director Benoit Toulemonde. Drifting through emotions from the stark and sobering opener First Defeat, to the gently euphoric No Step On Wing and the contemplative but hopeful closer Black Notes, with its poignant minute of silence, Empty is a comforting score for these turbulent times.) 24.00

NONSANTO - Enslaved By The Grind LP (15 shots of pure grindcore madness from Wroclaw's Nonsanto.) 13.00

PHILIP CORNER - Through Mysterious Barricades with George Maciunas LP (revital - A.) new Philip Corner LP on Recital B.) voice recordings from a small performance in Italy, early in 2020 - Homages to/from George Maciunas [1931-1978] C.) Corner’s piano meditative playthroughs of Couperin’s The Mysterious Barricades [1717], from 1989 and 1992 D.) These two elements (voice and piano) superimposed by Sean McCann, edited during the first month of the pandemic E.) Manic exaltation, distorted harmony things F.) Album cover is a few PC scores soaked in olive oil and held in-front of the sun through my kitchen window G.) Booklet features passionate writings on the Couperin piece and its meaning by Corner H.) Philip wrote a new reflection for this LP edition, “The Mesure of the Mystery” this August I.) This album is built from fine ingredients: beautiful piano with stomach-clenching voice stretches) 26.00

PORRIDGE RADIO - Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers LP (clear vinyl) (Reissue of Porridge Radio's debut on clear vinyl! Struggles with life, love and boredom - spelt out with sticky fingers by five idiot savants. Equal parts Neil Young, Cat Power and Blink 182, Porridge Radio's songs are 2 cups of emotion for every tablespoon of salt. The crisp, golden brown surface of Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers belies a childhood misspent consuming The Carpenters, Supertramp and Guns 'n' Roses, with a generous sprinkling of the Cranberries. After a series of home recorded solo demos, a split EP with West America, a single on CHUD records, and a comp with No Dice records, and the growing legend of their live shows, RP&OF is the dragged out remnants of sessions done in the band's earliest stage (summer 2k15). Many of the songs are full band reworkings of Porridge Radio's earliest bedroom demos. RP&OF's lyrics, title and artwork, as well as the group's name, brings to mind a certain scrapbook absurdism at the core of Porridge Radio's work. Faced with the dark abyss of existence, the band scrapes together some value from malarky, baloney and balderdash, and then cling to it, giggling, for dear life. This isn't revivalism, stylised posturing, or calculated blog fodder. It's not really anything, other than some sad friends expressing some weird feelings in a way that they like and find fun. I like it a lot too. At the dawn of midnight they sacrifice the goat to satan, praying for the end of mankind and the dawn of a new satanic era. ) 24.00

ROBERT MITCHUM - Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast LP (Collector first-ever and worldwide release of the original soundtrack of the sumptuous documentary Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast (2019) about the legend Robert Mitchum, directed by the famous photographer Bruce Weber (Let's Get Lost about Chet Baker). Directed by Bruce Weber himself, the soundtrack includes melancholic and jazzy unissued tracks performed by Robert Mitchum, along with the performances of Marianne Faithfull, Rickie Lee Jones, and Dr. John. Mastered by Translab Mastering. Sleeves designed by Nathan Kilcer; printed inner sleeves with stills from Bruce Weber. 180 gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve; edition of 600. NOTE: This is not a reissue of the Julie London LP on Liberty in 1967.) 35.00

RYO FUKUI - A Letter From Slowboat LP (Official reissue of the final album from the legendary Hokkaido pianist behind Scenery and Mellow Dream. This album was recorded on January 25th and 26th 2015 at Sapporo jazz club Slowboat, a venue founded by Ryo Fukui in 1995 where he played countless times. It is a magnificent and very personal contemporary jazz offering, fluid, skillful, and full of breathtaking solos. 100% love! With Takumi Awaya (bass) and Ittetsu Takemura (drums).) 26.00

RYO FUKUI - Ryo Fukui in New York LP (we release jazz - Official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s New York sessions with Lisle Atkinson on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.Recorded in February 1999 at Avatar Recording Studios and inspired by Ryo Fukui’s idol and mentor Barry Harris, the fourth album from the famed Sapporo pianist glows with poetic takes on classics by Charlie Parker, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter, plus a supreme remake of his very own Mellow Dream. This is full on bop magic, expressive, soulful, and vibrating with a bouncing swing feel.) 26.00

SLAPP HAPPY - Slapp Happy Or Slapp Happy - Acnalbasac Noom LP (green vinyl) (Acnalbasac Noom – meant to be the German-English-American avant-pop group Slapp Happy’s second album – was originally recorded in 1973 but did not see release originally until 1980. Recorded with legendary German art-rock group Faust accompanying the Slapp Happy core of Anthony Moore on keyboards, Peter Blegvad on guitar, and Dagmar Krause on vocals, and with Faust’s brilliant producer Uwe Nettelbeck at the helm, Acnalbasac Noom was initially rejected by the group’s label Polydor as not being commercial enough. As a result the band left Polydor, signed with Virgin, and released this album’s tracks in a completely re-recorded version for their official second album, the self-titled Slapp Happy from 1974. Far from being simply an “alternate version” of that album, Acnalbasac Noom is a completely different beast from Slapp Happy. Simultaneously low-key and high-brow, the versions found here are damaged art-pop par excellence; the combination of Slappy Happy and Faust create a sound that defies era, sounding at times like anything from the artsier side of their contemporaries in the British folk-rock movement to damaged ‘90s indie-pop, the more accessible end of Yoko Ono’s 1970s to an alternative universe Lynchian cabaret-lounge act. It’s not often that an unreleased or “lost” album marks the pinnacle of a group’s career, but with Acnalbasac Noom there’s a strong argument to be made.) 24.00

SLEEPER & SNAKE - Fresco Shed LP (upset the - Following on from last year's 'Junction and High' debut, new album 'Fresco Shed' unfurls with the same floating free atmosphere. The record launches with an uncanny field recording before being drawn onward by the coalescing alto and tenor saxophones of 'Miracles'. 'Flats Falling' is a crystalline assembly of cello, drum machine and plucky bass which freewheels around, curlicues of sax sparking off amid the duo's matter-of fact vocal parade: "Disclaimer, disclaimer, disclaimer. The place has a curse." 'Flats Falling' is about corrupt, deregulated housing development. Deceptively catchy and barbed with hooks, Hill & Montfort stick to their strengths with this first single from the album. Comparably buoyant, 'Shoot Through' also conceals inner depths in wraiths of wild melody and memory. It's never as comfortable a listen as you first think with Sleeper & Snake.'Rokeby' is more of a serenade into the wind, showcasing the duo's love of alliterative wordplay: "wish I would wake, wake up in the wash, wish for fail, wish for friends". 'Reach Out' strolls down a similar path, only pursued by bursts of Wurlitzer: "reach out for rent and riddle more, riddle with rats, keep your cards racked." Hill and Montfort's vocals are mirrored in unity but still retain their ability to wrong-foot expectation. For instance, 'Lock Up The Loose' is reminiscent of a cosmic, country ballad, only written for a children's party. The song's jejune delivery belying lyrical concerns around the notion of incarceration.) 18.00

STEVE POTTS - Musique Pour Le Film D'Un Ami LP (souffle - In 1975, Steve Potts left Steve Lacy for a time to compose Musique pour le film d’un ami following the proposition from the film’s director Joaquín Lledó. With guest musicians of quality and from vairied horizons (Ambrose Jackson, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Frank Abel, Elie Ferré, Christian Escoudé…), the saxophonise recorded a soundtrack ranging from modal jazz to free funk and from dirty grooves, to java wah-wah with disconcerting elegance. Rather than blaxploitation, Potts and his group offer us their mixploitation made in Paris which would be recognised way beyond the boundaries of La Défense.) 23.00

TECHNIQUES BERLIN - Breathing DLP (nadanna - NADANNA proudly presents its new project, the Canadian synthpop act TECHNIQUES BERLIN! Formed in 1984 by high school buddies Andreas Gregor and David Rout, the band started experimenting with synthesizers, drum machines and guitars. In the early stages, TECHNIQUES BERLIN was heavily influenced by UK new romantic acts like Japan, Spandau Ballet, Visage, The Human League, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Yazoo and Depeche Mode as well as rising Canadian synthpop bands Rational Youth (Dave become a member in 1998/99), Men Without Hats and Trans-X. It took them a few years to master their electronic toys and create a unique blend of addictive electropop melodies and beautifully crafted alternative beats. In the late 80s, TECHNIQUES BERLIN played live on a regular basis and their 3 cassettes, released on their own Bombshelter label, received frequent local airplay in Canada. Despite their moderate success, the band failed to secure a record deal. A&R reps would comment that their songs were either too alternative to be classified as pop, or too pop to be alternative, which became rather discouraging in the long run. By late 1991, the band members had developed a strong interest in the burgeoning electro-industrial scene. Dave and Andreas had founded Bang Elektronika and were working with Digital Poodle as live drummers. Both of these projects were soon picked up by record labels. TECHNIQUES BERLIN played their last show at the University of Toronto in November of 1991, debuting the last track they had recorded, fittingly called "Time Fades to Nothing". Now over two decades later, TECHNIQUES BERLIN is staging a remarkable comeback! Encouraged by the growing interest in the long out-of-print “Back Issue Volume 1 and 2” (now available on iTunes) and the highly sought-after compilation “Suburban Playgrounds and Concrete Beaches” (released by Fabrika Records on vinyl), Dave and Andreas have decided to bring TECHNIQUES BERLIN back to life. A series of shows in Toronto and Montreal saw the addition of keyboardist and backing vocalist Dina Naskos to the line-up. To celebrate the anniversary of the label that they founded, they included an unreleased track on the 7” EP, Future Past, on the Bombshelter Productions label. Andreas, Dave and Dina have completed an album of brand new material, titled "Breathing". The set consist of the new album, as well as a previously unreleased material and alternate versions of tracks from the Bombshelter vaults.) 25.00

V/A - Endangered Species Vol. 1 LP (dark entries - In eleven years of deep digging, Dark Entries has uncovered many curiosities, lone exemplars of the scarsest breeds. They are lurking in Croatia, on the streets of New York, maybe in the back of your own dusty closet - these odd-ball Italo and synth-wave monsters are too rare to live, too divine to die. Once-lost creatures now have a home with Dark Entries’ new Endangered Species series. All songs were mastered for vinyl by George Horn. The sleeve is the first in a series of endangered animal designs by Eloise Leigh, featuring the glam tiger in its natural, 1980’s habitat. Please assist us in our efforts to preserve this planet’s weirdest beasts. ) 22.00


TAPES

ERIC SCHMID - Dedicated to Dieter Roth TAPE (recital - Visual and sound artist Eric Schmid improvising for an hour on an electronic piano. Schmid’s trampled notes and chords leak out of a big broken faucet on Dedicated to Dieter Roth. Relentlessly dripping and dancing down the drain, indifferent to anyone observing. Colloquial themes, “Chopsticks” and “Fur Elise” are discovered in the mist of his wandering, along with something he told me was an Idea Fire Company riff, which I couldn’t quite place in all honesty. Though, his honesty is what I find most interesting here, what you can learn about someone in the details of endurance. This tape is an ode to the unparalleled Swiss artist Dieter Roth’s (1930-1998) piano relay race Lorelei (1978). Dubbed “The Long Distance Sonata” Lorelei is a sweeping edition, each containing 38 cassettes of piano improvisations performed by Dieter and his children Björn and Vera. Hansjörg Mayer showed me his copy of the edition (he helped publish) in his studio last year in London. What a beautiful box, adorned with Roth’s drawing and markings: the object also includes a mounted tape player and radio (rigged to bleed the tape and radio simultaneously). The radio element is ignored here, but rather the brutal and honest ethos of Roth is held high in spirit. The deluxe edition comes with an original artwork made by Schmid and Ryan Nault. Various objects sealed in a plastic bag: watercolors, a pizza box, rice, stained paper, drawings, flowers etc. Their book Ethos Headz, documenting all the objects, is also included. Eric wanted to keep this special edition affordable for anyone to be able to buy, so we have kept the pricing low. – Sean McCann, July 2020) 16.00


MAGAZINES / Books

A. BURCHARDT & B. JONKMANNS - Hamburg Calling - Punk, Underground & Avantgarde 77 - 85 BOOK (Berlin oder Düsseldorf? Ganz klar: Hamburg! Hier schlug der Punk am heftigsten ein im Deutschland der späten 1970er Jahre. Begeistert vom Orkan, der durch die englischen Clubs fegte, fanden sich auch an der Elbe bald junge Männer zu Bands wie den Razors, Buttocks oder Coroners zusammen, um mit zwei, drei Akkorden dem Rock‘n‘Roll die Selbstgefälligkeit und Trägheit auszutreiben. Im Karolinenviertel nahm derweil ein etwas älterer junger Mann großen Anteil an dem, was da passierte. Alfred Hilsberg holte Bands aus England und Deutschland in die Stadt, und in der Zeitschrift Sounds schrieb er über die neuen Klänge aus Übungskellern und Jugend­zentren. Bald aber war er gelangweilt: Er wollte mehr als nur kurze, schnelle Nummern, zusammengenagelt mit Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug. Auf seinem Label ZickZack und mit Festivals gab er abenteuerlustigen Musikern die Gelegenheit, nach neuen Wegen zwischen Underground und Pop zu suchen. Bei ihm erschienen nicht nur Platten von Hamburger Bands wie Abwärts, X Mal Deutschland oder Palais Schaumburg, auch die Einstürzenden Neubauten ließen bei ihm hören, was sie auf dem Schrottplatz gefunden hatten. Hamburg Calling erzählt mit herausragenden Bildern der Grafikerin Sabine Schwabroh – damals bei allen wichtigen Konzerten dabei –, der Fotografin Ilse Ruppert sowie zahlreichen Amateurfotografien von den spannendsten Jahren im musikalischen Untergrund der Stadt, von den Abenden zwischen Krawall 2000, Markthalle und Versuchsfeld, von den anschließenden Nächten in Marktstube, Subito und Schlachterei, wo die nächsten Ideen entstanden.) 29.90

WIRE - #441 | November 2020 MAG + TAPPER (Inside this issue: William Basinski: The rock ’n’ roll animal of ambient music talks disintegration, memory, punk and process as he prepares to release an elegiac new album. By Dan Barrow - Limpe Fuchs: For 50 years, the German self-made instrumentalist and improvisor has been building new worlds of sound out of unexpected objects. By Frances Morgan - Homeboy Sandman and friends: A plethora of interconnected personalities and projects in the US rap scene are looking inward, Homeboy Sandman’s new album Don’t Feed The Monster being the latest example. By Mosi Reeves) 8.00


CALENDAR

SLINGSHOT - 2021 PLANNER (The Slingshot is the classic organizer for radicals. Keep your plans off the internet and in your pocket, with this perfect-bound calendar and day planner. It includes space to write your phone numbers, a contact list of radical leftist groups around the globe, a menstrual calendar, info on police repression, and extra note pages to record your revolutionary ideas. It also lists popular activist and alternative cultural holidays, and teaches you to say key phrases in multiple languages; phrases such as "freedom and mutual aid" and "where is the library?“) 10.00

TINE FETZ - PLACES BERLIN 2021 CALENDER (An A3 calendar for 2021 with illustrated pictures and short descriptions of buildings and areas in and around Berlin where parties, concerts and other (sub-)cultural activities took place. Including Teufelsberg, Palast der Republik, Altes Postamt 61 (Horst Krzbrg), Haus des Reisens (Sternradio), Bar 25, Bierpinsel, Spaßbad Blub, Antje Øklesund, Rundlokschuppen Heinersdorf, Malzfabrik Schöneberg (KitKat), Festsaal Kreuzberg and Café Moskau. Texts are written by Daniel Schneider.) 20.00


MERCH

WRWTFWW RECORDS - It 's a JAZZ t-shirt! T-SHIRT (natural) (Official WE RELEASE JAZZ T-shirt (Natural). Reddish/Pink JAZZ logo silk-screened on Gildan GD05 t-shirt! ) 25.00

WRWTFWW RECORDS - It 's a JAZZ sweatshirt! CREWNECK (navy blue) (Official WE RELEASE JAZZ crewneck sweatshirt (Navy Blue). Silk-screened on GD56 Gildan Heavy Blend™ Sweatshirt) 40.00

WRWTFWW RECORDS - It 's a JAZZ hat! CAP (Official WE RELEASE JAZZ hat! Embroidered on a low profile Beechfield b57 hat. 100% Heavy Brushed Cotton Drill. 6 panels. Stitched ventilation eyelets. Self fabric strap with silver effect buckle and grommet. LOGO BY NICOLAS EIGENHEER!) 26.00
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Re: Bis Aufs Messer September news

Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 30 Oct 2020, 14:13

hi. Welcome to the last newsletter for October. As mention before we still ship orders over 50 euros in between germany for free and orders over 100 euros are free of shipping costs in between the EU.

We got a bunch of nice new releases and restocks from Editons Blume (JULIUS EASTMAN - The Nigger Series (Special Edition) DLP, MARY JANE LEACH - Pipe Dreams LP etc), the new MOURN LP on Captured tracks, the new SUMAC DLP & the new BLACK TO COMM on Thrill Jockey, ADRIENNE LENKER restocks, the new ATMOSPHERE - The Day Before Halloween LP, JEREMIAH SAND - Lift It Down LP on Sacred bOnes (the THOU / EMMA RUTH RUNDLE VIINYL is delayed til early december), FPBJPC - Jubilee LP on recital, CINDY LEE - Model Express LP, KALI MALONE - The Sacrificial Code DLP restock, YELLOW SWANS - Being There DLP and the new SUN RA ARKESTRA - Swirling DLP (also on ltd colored vinyl!) Along with a couple restocks by Kevin Morby, Metz, Touche Amore, Neurosis & Jarboe, CLIPPING etc etc.

Also the new TINE FETZ - PLACES BERLIN 2021 CALENDER is in and we just have a few left.

Also check out the fantastic Book - A. BURCHARDT & B. JONKMANNS - Hamburg Calling - Punk, Underground & Avantgarde 77 - 85 BOOK!!!

ADAGIO830 started taking pre orders of the new SLOW WORRIES LP and GHOST BAG pre orders should start soon as well. A bunch of more exciting releases are coming up.

Thank you for your support in those difficult times

Norman & Robert

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EFA SUPERTRAMP - All My Friends Are Freedom Fighters 7“ (Efa Supertramp's first vinyl release featuring a re-record of one of her most popular songs from her first album 'All My Friends Are Freedom Fighters' and a new song 'Prosecco Punx' off her second album 'Apocalipstick Blues'. Each vinyl is hand-numbered by me (Efa) out of 250.) 7.00

LP

ADRIANNE LENKER - Abysskiss LP (sddle creek -Adrianne Lenker has been writing songs since she was 10 years old. Her "back story" has been well documented in various interviews and profiles for Big Thief over the last 3 years. Despite, or more likely because of the constant touring and studio work, the last few years have been some of the most prolific for Lenker as a writer. Songs pop out at soundcheck. They pop out on late night drives between cities. They pop out in green rooms, hotel stairwells, gardens, and kitchens around the world.) 25.00

ADRIANNE LENKER - Songs And Instrumentals DLP (back in stock - songs and instrumentals are two distinct collections, both written and recorded in April after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus.  After returning to the states from Europe, Lenker decamped to a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts.  “I grew really connected to the space itself,” says Lenker . “The one room cabin felt like the inside of an acoustic guitar -- it was such a joy to hear the notes reverberate in the space.”  With a hankering to capture the feel of the space, Lenker enlisted the help of engineer  Philip Weinrobe, gathering a mass of tape machines, a binaural head, and a pile of XLR cables. After almost three weeks of setup and troubleshooting, the studio finally was operating -- although the only functioning tape recorder the duo had was Phil’s battery powered Sony Walkman.  Although at peace with the idea that they might just be recording the whole record on cassette tape, a friend was able to dig a Otari 8 Track out of storage and deliver to the pair right before they’d lost all hope.  Nine of these songs were written freshly during the recording session.  Lenker and Phil began and closed each day with an improvised acoustic guitar instrumental, later making a collage of their favorite pieces, which became the first side of the instrumentals album.  “We wanted to make a record that put you, the listener, in the most intimate position possible,” explains Weinrobe.) 28.00

ALVIN CURRAN - Canti Illuminati LP (blume - An occupant of the present and thread to the past - a rare juncture between diverse polarities of experimental practice, from free improvisation and modern classical composition, to primitivism, electronic music, and extended techniques, for more than half a century Alvin Curran has stood as beacon in the landscape of organized sound. From his efforts within Musica Elettronica Viva, the collective which he helped found in 1966 with Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, to those as a solo-performer and composer, his sounds and ideas have effected immeasurable change. Canti Illuminati, composed and recorded between 1973 and 1977, stands as one of the great documents from the golden era of Curran's singular brand of creative radicalism - combining a deep sense of social and political consciousness, with creative humanism and visionary compositional ideas. Blume Editions is proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue of this seminal master-stoke by one of the most important composers working today.) 24.00

ATMOSPHERE - The Day Before Halloween LP (ryhmesayers - For over two decades, Atmosphere has maintained a course of rigorous output, releasing over two dozen studio albums, EP's and collaborative side projects in as many years. In that time, the venerated duo have built a legacy out of bringing honesty, humility and vulnerability to the forefront of their music, continually challenging themselves to evolve without straying too far from their roots. Slug has proven masterful at storytelling and writing compelling narratives, leaving a trail of his own influence while paying homage to the rappers and songwriters that shaped him. Ant has skillfully molded the soundtracks with inspiration from soul, funk, rock, reggae, and the wizardry of hip-hop’s pioneering producers, creating his own trademark sounds while providing the pulse for songs about life, love, stress and setbacks. At its essence, Atmosphere has been a musical shepherd, and with each new album comes a new journey as they guide generations of listeners through this thing called life. Much like everything else in 2020 though, Atmosphere's new album, The Day Before Halloween, is something of a detour from the anticipated path. Cutting loose and eschewing their established norms, Slug and Ant have delivered the anti-pop answer to the content and compositions of previous albums. Over razor-sharp drums and distorted synths, The Day Before Halloween explores the life of a visual artist living in an antiquated surveillance state. It's menacing. It's murky. It's George Orwell meets Keith Haring at a video arcade, on New Year's Day, 1985. ) 24.00

BLACK TO COMM - Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens LP (thrill jockey - Transclucent Green Vinyl The music of Black To Comm is as powerfully intoxicating as it is subtly unnerving. Shapeshifting producer and sound artist Marc Richter has established himself as one of the most inventive and ambitious voices in contemporary music. Richter’s mastery of sonic manipulation is matched only by his astounding clarity of vision. Working heavily with sampling and electronic processing, each of his phantasmagoric works is meticulously constructed from a truly omnivorous array of smudged samples, found sounds, and other sonic detritus, collected by Richter from across the history of recorded music and altered into beguiling new shapes. Sound sources seem tantalizingly familiar and yet forever just out of reach, flickering at the edges of memory and perception or submerged in a bristling sea of static. A single piece might strafe elements of Eastern European folk, medieval plainsong, sky-clawing metal and shimmering ambient music, all ingested by Richter into his singular sound-world. Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens sees Richter’s turn his wild imagination to an exploration of the human voice, compiling some of his most immediate and affecting music to date.) 23.00

CINDY LEE - Model Express LP (w25rth - Cindy Lee, the performance and songwriting vehicle of Canadian artist Patrick Flegel (who fronted influential indie group Women earlier), previously stunned listeners with Act Of Tenderness, a heart-wrenching statement informed by the noirish core of celebrity, and has continued to enchant with every album, including the startling What's Tonight To Eternity released earlier this year. Model Express originally appeared as a self-released edition of 100 gold cassettes. The arch, filmic drama of Cindy Lee's songwriting – realized with keyboards, guitars, aching voice and collaged, lo-fi production – traverses a wide range of emotional and sonic terrain. The red velvet psych-pop of "What Can I Do" gives way to the fluid "Diamond Ring" like radio bursts from space. Model Express finds Flegel at both their most experimental and immediately melodic, and this first-time vinyl release recognizes the collected tracks as a pillar in the Cindy Lee catalogue. Cindy Lee (who uses the gender neutral pronoun they) is a drag persona drawing on suburban closet queens and mid-century divas. In keeping with Flegel's interest in the faultlines of identity, gender expression, performance and media, Model Express delivers an intense and diverse set of unforgettable songs.) 20.00

FPBJPC - Jubilee LP (recital - Ltd. to 100 copies, incl. 20-page booklet with photo and 'Spiky DJ' sticker - Jubilee is an album of selections from the last five years of multifarious output by the art collective FPBJPC, including Jonathan Gean, Michael Pollard, Ben Schumacher, and Peter Friel. Including 8-hand piano arrangements of Schiller’s “An Die Freude,” helpful techno, free guitar quartets, music from their film The China Chalet Group, and more, Jubilee is an incomplete picture of FPBJPC’s life-long research into ways of hanging out. Side A ends with an anthemic Interpol “cover” performed at the collective’s own Responsibility Festival, which took over southern Ontario’s Wolfe Island for a weekend in the summer of 2019. Everything in FPBJPC’s oeuvre requires you to tilt your head to adjust where the glare obscures the picture. Or there’s no glare, but we’re accustomed to thinking there ought to be one. I was in the audience for the 2019 Recital Earth Day Gala concert, and during FPBJPC’s set someone in the audience muttered to me, “perfect music.” At the Interpol concert, I was also in the audience. I didn’t know the words and didn’t feel like crowdsurfing, but I was very happy to be there. This music helps me remember how to learn how to love. Maybe in the last seventy years or so the loveless mistrust of fucks given has become the cruel, background fuck whose givenness is a given. FPBJPC invites us to relieve ourselves of that cruelty and, thereby, invites us back into love. Perfect music. Derek Baron, Sept. 2020) 29.00

JEREMIAH SAND - Lift It Down LP (sacred bones - In 1974, Jeremiah Sand and his nascent cult The Children Of The New Dawn decamp LA for the Shasta Mountain region and Redding, CA. They set up shop, begin printing leaflets, hold gatherings and start growing their ranks through recruitment. Jeremiah and the Children are not necessarily an odd addition to Redding in 1974. Since the 1930s, psychonauts and spiritual seekers have been drawn to this area in Northern California under the shadow of the dormant volcanic cone of Shasta. By 1974, urban California hippies worn down by direct political engagement with state security forces have started drifting North and the towns along the border with Oregon state are filled with ad-hoc spiritual organizations, commune builders and lost souls. Jeremiah and the Children fit right in. A few years prior to assembling his flock, Sand had self produced and released an album of psych-folk that was unremarkable in almost every way, save for the unrelenting vanity and egoism on display in the lyrics. This early album is one of the only existing documents of Sand. The commercial failure of the album became the catalyst for Sand to leave Southern California and settle in a place where his "truth" would be "received by pure and open hearts". By mid 1974, the Children have grown in rank and Jeremiah becomes obsessed with recording "his masterpiece"...a musical message to the world, communicating a “Truth” that only he has been given spiritual access to. This project becomes the central focus of the Children. His lieutenant Brother Swann overhears that there is a small recording studio just North of the city. He arrives one day at the reception with a large gym bag full of cash and instructs the owner to cancel all sessions on the books. The studio will now focus on one thing and one thing only: helping Jeremiah realize his vision. Tents and rough structures appear on the surrounding property as the Children make the studio and its grounds their new home. They hold recruitment meetings where Jeremiah evangelizes in between endless recording sessions. The owner and his staff begin to feel as though they're being held hostage but the money is good and the Children keep paying. Overpaying. This goes on for years. New members drift into the sessions. A disgraced professor from the Electro Acoustic Music program at Evergreen state arrives with a full Buchla system he's "liberated" from the university, Jeremiah is entranced by it and for a few weeks the only sounds coming from the studio are blasts of atonal, corroded noise underpinned by ominous chanting. The mood changes. The town begins to turn against the Children. A few people have gone missing. Some teenagers. A studio engineer. By the Spring of 1977, the entire session has broken down into hallucinogen and cocaine fueled chaos. Bad vibrations. One night in early March, after a particularly grueling mixing session, the producer and owner of the studio is startled awake by an extremely agitated looking Brother Swann. Swann is sweating and wild eyed, casually holding a gun, explaining to the producer that "plans have changed" and that Jeremiah has "heard a calling and a Great Summons". They are leaving. All of them. That night. Swann directs the producer to put the existing reels in a lock box along with a short 16mm film, lyrics, album art and scribbled notes. Swann tells the producer Jeremiah will be back to finish his masterpiece. It all goes in the box and it's not to be opened until the Children return. They never do. In 2018, wildfires rip through Redding, CA and burns it to the ground. Over a thousand of homes are incinerated. One rough structure north of the city is partially saved. There's a massive concrete basement filled with smoke and water damaged recording equipment and in the back...a lockbox. No one knows who originally took the tapes out of the charred ruin of the studio but in a few months, a very strange album is making the rounds in the more esoteric circles of the underground. A long and confusing chain of custody ensues. A lost artifact of the transitional period between the late 60s and late 70s. A flawed and malignant sounding unfinished thing, clearly the product of a psychotically inflated ego and hubris. The album is by turns: amateurish, haunting, deranged, ridiculous and (for those attuned to these things) filled with crackling negative psychic energies. So much so that Light In The Attic flat out refuses to reissue it. Eventually, it lands in Calebs lap and Sacred Bones decides to restore the audio and give it a general release all in the name of preserving a historical document of a very weird place and a very weird time. ) 24.00

JULIUS EASTMAN - Evil Nigger / Gay Guerrilla LP (blume - Gay Guerrilla and Evil Nigger, both composed in 1979, with a third work, Crazy Nigger, make up what Eastman called The Nigger Series. Some of themost challenging and beautiful works composed for piano during their era, they double as a window into the intricate thought process and contentiousness of their creator. When the composer was asked to perform the series at Northwestern University in 1980, due to protests by African American students, their titles were censored in the event’s program. His response was a flamboyant foreshadowing of the sentiments toward bigoted language which later arose within hip-hop culture – to publicly take back these words, assert ownership of them, and deploy their power for positive change. What Eastman was early to recognize, was that there is a fundamental difference in what happens when these words are spoken by white people toward people of color, and when people of color deploy them toward a white audience. The balance of power shifts. Eastman’s audience was largely heterosexual and white. He knew exactly what he was doing, and to whom he spoke.) 24.00

JULIUS EASTMAN - Crazy Nigger LP (blume -Tracing the narrow geography between Upstate New York and New York City, the narrative of his life unveils the lies carried by the American dream and how deeply the bigotry of that country runs – where talent, genius, and hard work are disposed to fall on deaf ears if you are born with brown skin or find yourself beyond of the definitions of heteronormative love – where individualism is expected, as long as you play by the rules, and where free-thinkers all too often join the ranks of the oppressed. Against this backdrop, the body of music which Eastman composed, with its proximity and evolving reception, forces its listeners to face the complex questions sounding interpretation and the terms of engagement within the arts. Where does the beauty of a work end? Where does that of its creator begin?) 24.00

JULIUS EASTMAN - The Nigger Series (Special Edition) DLP (blume - 2 LPs in bundle, Color Vinyl. 180gr Audiophile pressing. Including printed inner sleeve housing a Nagaoka anti-static record sleeve, plus an original insert that functions as Obi. Housed in a fold-out outer sleeve. It’s little wonder that Julius Eastman (who died in 1990 under unexplained circumstances), remained the supreme underground composer. He was Afro-American and gay, a composer who rocked the cerebral world of process music with his explosions of free improvisation. This is first time any of Eastman’s music has been available on LP, with the three extended pieces for four pianos, Gay Guerrilla, Evil Nigger and Crazy Nigger, all written and preformed around 1980. All three works generate their epic soundscapes through adamantly restated patterns and interlocking canons, not fragmenting now, but preaching urgent truths. To quote brilliant Mary Jane Leach liner notes: "He wrote what can be categorized as minimal music, but also wrote “post-minimal” music before minimal music was fully established. His pieces straddle the two main styles of minimal music—rhythmic/pulse driven music (Steve Reich and Philip Glass) and spectral drone music (La Monte Young and Phill Niblock). While using process and rhythmic patterns, there is a flexibility that lends a breathing, organic feel to his music, a muscularity missing in a lot of other music from that time ith the re-emergence of his powerful music, a missing gap in the history of contemporary music has been filled. Created in the late 1970s, these three pieces should have been released on vinyl at the time they were written. However, that was not to be, and they, and other pieces of Eastman’s, were unavailable commercially. Instead, they were shared on cassettes, copied and passed from one admirer to another, a kind of underground musical distribution by aficionados. Unlike today’s instant access to music, at that time each new copy represented a time commitment, since it took as long to copy a piece as it was long, while also removing itself further from the original recording with a resultant deterioration in sound quality. Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla form a trio of pieces that occupies a high point in Eastman’s compositions. They were the culmination of his mature style. Crazy Nigger is a sprawling sonic study, the last section exploring canonic form both harmonically and rhythmically, using the same process as James Tenney’s Spectral Canon for Conlan Nancarrow, but notated in a more intuitive way. In the most transcendent sense, it's music that occupies its very own place, a magical soundworld all of its own. what you have here is one of the most important and beautiful albums of the late 20th century - if you haven't heard it before, geez you're in for a treat…) 45.00

KALI MALONE - The Sacrificial Code DLP (ideal - Finally repressed. Kali Malone presents a quietly subversive new album featuring almost two hours of concentrated, creeping organ pieces governed by a strict acoustic and compositional code. It’s a major new work with ultimately profound emotional resonance. ‘The Sacrificial Code’ takes a more detailed approach to ideas first sketched out on last year’s ‘Organ Dirges’, which featured canon exercises spontaneously captured without much prior technical planning. By contrast, the recording of ‘The Sacrificial Code’ involved the more careful micing up of several organs in such a way as to eliminate acoustic impurities as far as possible - essentially removing the large hall reverb so inextricably linked to the instrument. The pieces were then performed free of gestural adornments and without expressive impulse - an approach that flows against the grain of the prevailing musical hegemony, where sound is so often manipulated, and composition often steeped in self indulgence. The question posed; can this strict methodology still speak to the listener in meaningful terms) 35.00

KRIKOR KOUCHIAN - Six & Demi Onze (Bande Originale Du Film) LP (boomkat - Edition of 300 copies, clear vinyl - Parisian lynchpin Krikor Kouchian summons spooked-out radiophonic sounds in his superb, as-yet-unreleased soundtrack for the 2014 redux of Jean Epstein’s pioneering, silent 1920’s avantgarde cinema classic. The 1927 film ’Six Et Demi Onze’ tells the tragic romantic tale of two brothers who, unbeknownst to eachother, fall in love with the same woman. A timeless psychological narrative involving suicide and lies ensues across the film’s grand locations, but on his soundtrack Krikor prefers to home in on the internal thoughts of the film’s central protagonists, outlining a claustrophobic atmosphere in some of his subtlest and most affective soundtrack work, which follows from a panoply of scores for everything from an Arnold Schwarzenegger documentary, to films on Franco-Saudi geopolitics and fantasy sci-fi. It’s arguably Krikor’s finest endeavour in this arena. Recording for the score was made on portable recorders and laptop, which serve to heighten and intensify a “huis-clos” (“behind closed doors”) effect. Limned in sferic and plasmic tones, the 12 pieces suggest scenes and sensations of intrigue, loss, and paranoia, using specific palettes and particular techniques to connote the internal thoughts for the trio of characters: modified soundfield recordings represent the older brother, while old school radiophonic processing mirrors the younger sibling’s feelings, and what he terms “advanced time expansion” for the female love interest. The results were pre-planned and mapped to the film’s edits, but ultimately Krikor improvised the parts, adopting a more classical, non-linear approach with cranky old upright piano for the other scenes, capturing a mix of subliminal instinct and more measured articulation. The results weigh up as Krikor’s most elusive and haunting solo missive, mirroring a wealth of classic French film music and avant-garde minimalism, and serving to slot neatly on Boomkat Editions’ vinyl series beside soundtrack (and related) works by HTRK, Ø, and Akira Rabelais.) 25.00

MARY JANE LEACH - Pipe Dreams LP (editon blume - Première release. Two astonishing archival works by Mary Jane Leach are now available on vinyl for the first time, bringing to life a wondrous iteration of the highly fertile 1970s New York minimalist scene. Mary Jane Leach is a definitive model of the American avant-garde and experimental composer - creatively brilliant, tragically underrecognized, yet always there, rigorously plumbing the depths, issuing challenges, venturing toward the unknown. Having moved to New York during the middle 1970’s, she entered fray during a crucial period in the city’s creative and cultural life, joining a community of remarkably talented and ambitious Downtown composers, which, among others, included Julius Eastman, Arthur Russell, Arnold Dreyblatt, Ellen Fullman, Philip Corner, Daniel Goode, and Peter Zummo. In addition to her own work, with William Hellermann, Goode, and Zummo, she has been an active member go on found the legendary Downtown Ensemble since 1983, and in the case of Eastman, following his untimely death, become the great champion and protector of the composer’s legacy. Her tireless efforts are the wellspring for the surging contemporary interest in his work. She is artist for whom community is the bubbling source of singularity and truth. Leach’s creative practice began at the cross-roads of the Modern and Post-Modern - with the death the American dream, its hegemonic point of view, and with the unreconcilable reductive legacies of their predecessors, the Minimalists, who heralded the end of the 20th century’s dominant arc of creative and intellectual thought. To its young minds, mid to late 70’s presented the particularly daunting challenge of where to go from there, birthing a new breed of composer - one standing outside of the concise movements, linear progressions, and responses known to Modernism, wading toward discrete words of internal investigation. Some reduced further, grasping untapped territories of instrumentation, resonance or tone. Others introduced complex structures and relationships. Some drew on a diverse range of histories and cultural traditions, establishing hybrid forms, while others channelled the fledgling movements of Disco and Punk. Leach took another path, pursued the physicality of sound and acoustic phenomena - investigating their properties, and interactions with space.) 24.00

MOURN - Self Worth LP (captured tracks - MOURN knows quite a bit about setbacks, but a latent belief persists within: the negative will eventually become positive. It’s the belief in the wonder of resilience. It’s the name they chose for their new album: Self Worth. The band isn’t the same as when they formed. The world isn’t either. MOURN grew up, and that’s evident in the songs that make up Self Worth. Their melodies – energetic and captivating – venture into less level grounds, and their lyrics show a newfound readiness to tackle issues of a different weight and size. ) 23.00

RAVEN CHACON - An Anthology of Chants Operations LP (**Edition of 200. Triangular cover** While often laying unobserved below a landscape of the seemingly unfamiliar, experimental music is the imagining of the future, embedded in a quest for fundamental truth. It is a music that attempts to speak of who we are, fueled by curiosity and formed into creative languages that seek new relationships to meaning and communication through organizations of sound. New Mexico based performer, improvisor, composer, and sound artist Raven Chacon’s latest LP, An Anthology of Chants Operations, the second outing from Ouidah - a new imprint in the Blume Editions family, dedicated to ambitious artists working in often overlooked geographies - is a shimmering window into the rigour, hope, and beauty of these pursuits; a body of recordings drawn from across the last decade of his output, that weaves the elemental and topical into startling abstract forms. Raised in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, and a student of James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, Michael Pisaro and Wadada Leo Smith at CalArts, for the last 20 years Raven Chacon has bridged the creative realms of chamber music, noise, site specific installation, and performance, building a body of singular solo efforts, as well as critically heralded collaborative works within the collective Postcommodity. Deeply introspective, Chacon’s work rests at the root meaning and intention of experimental practice. It is the outcome of an action that, at its inception, responds to a question for which the answer is unknown. In his hands, sound is a raw, democratic material, with a near infinite number of possibilities and sources - sometimes found and encountered, others self-generated - reformed into an image that refract the notions of humanity and being outside of themselves. n Anthology of Chants Operations comprises a body of 9 recordings created by Chacon between 2010 and 2020, capturing live performance, installation, and composition. Offering an expansive cross-section of the cohesive diversity that defines his practice, each is a free-standing encounter, drawing on the artist’s deep sense of curiosity about the meaning that develops through a relation to history, happening, place, and environment. Singing Toward the Wind Now / Singing Toward the Sun Now is a work that documents an installation staged at Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Chinle, Arizona in 2012, for which Chacon created 4 metal sculptures that function as musical instruments - 2 wind harps and 2 solar-powered oscillators - played by the natural elements. Encountered here as a tapestry of drone, subtle electronic beating, and environmental sound, the work forms part of a multidimensional image, alluding to their unseen forms and countless experiences and phenomena, across the millennia, of the land where it was staged.) 25.00

SARAH HENNIES - Embedded Environments LP (edition Blume - Through a remarkable and singular body of work, over the course of the last decade, like storm beginning as whisper on the horizon, the composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies has slowly emerged as one of the definitive voices of her generation. Initially coming to focus as a member of Austin’s experimental music scene during the early 2000’s, before relocating to upstate New York, with a delicate, clattering grace, she has continuously offered vision, conceptual armature, crucial understanding for the contemporary proximity of avant-garde and experimental practice. Entirely of her moment, she defies what we know and expect, owing allegiance to none. Hennies has been darting around the edges of modern composition for years, but that world has never been an entirely comfortable fit, nor is it the best framework and context within which to approach her work. She is better understood in the proximity of figures like Jim O’Rourke, a creator of a countercultural music, which incorporates everything, while owing loyalty to none. Though not for aesthetics, Hennies could equally be framed with composers like Steve Reich, Arthur Russell, Julius Eastman, and Mary Jane Leach, all of whom struggled to create more inclusive musical hybrids, attacking the institutions as they stood. As these figures once were, Hennies’ position within the contemporary landscape is challenging, bristles, and requires work to understand. Her music isn’t always what it seems. What is unquestionable, is that it is entirely of this moment, and not a product of appropriation or pastiche. What she has to say, has never been said) 24.00

STEPHAN MATHIEU - Wurmloch Variationen LP (weeding - First time on vinyl for Stephan Mathieu’s stunning debut album, a hushed introduction to his liminal sensitivities. Highlighted for reissue by the brilliantly named Weeding label, the timeless, hypnagogic qualities of this classic album stem from Mathieu’s core interest in vintage, outmoded equipment and their unique fidelities. Sampling 78s and environmental sounds and combing the results with granular processing (and a spectrum of other synth tekkers), he animates their ghosts and spectral infidelities - ravishing crackles, infrasonic hums - in elegantly slow moving, chamber-like arrangements that have become a hallmark of his and subsequently coveted by waves of wistful artists enamoured with his contemporary vision of archaic, arcane audition.) 26.00

SUMAC - may you be held DLP (blue) (thrill jockey - “As an artist in this time of significant upheaval, society seemingly having reached the end of its current iteration, it’s of critical importance to absorb and interpret this process of dissolution - and of the transformation that hopefully follows it” says Aaron Turner, guitarist and vocalist for the expressionistic metal ensemble SUMAC. “While I don’t believe we’re on the brink of collective destruction precisely now, this is clearly a pivotal stage in the story of humankind - and there is something that feels right about this music at this exact and very uncertain moment.” In this case, the music in discussion is May You Be Held, the latest album for the American-Canadian trio. Picking up where the band left off with 2018’s Love in Shadow, SUMAC push further into the extreme polarity of their sound with their latest collection of long-form composition and free-form exploration. Meticulously detailed and complex one moment, rudimentary and repetitive the next, and completely untethered and unscripted at seemingly random intervals—it’s an album that fluctuates between extreme discipline and control on one end and an almost feral energy on the other. SUMAC’s work has always been about transition between different states of being. Our sense of normal, and indeed our sense of life, is now being shaken. We don’t know what is coming next. We are looking for pointers towards the future, as well as things to hold onto in the moment. This is a fundamental aspect of May You Be Held’s larger theme. Musically, it’s about continual unification and divergence—and is imbued with the uncertainty inherent in that cycle. In that uncertainty there is also hope, frustration, madness, and a desire for connection. All this too is part of this moment in our history—everything happening at once, the simultaneous emergence of humanity's best and worst characteristics. Lyrically, May You Be Held follows the humanistic themes explored on Love in Shadow, partially informed by Turner’s navigation of fatherhood and family life. “It’s clear humans have figured out many ways over the centuries to acclimate to adverse circumstances, and even to thrive in them,” Turner says. “My hope for our family, humanity and future generations, is that we find our way by doing what we have always done—invent, adapt, band together, and ideally, hold each other up through love and kindness.”) 28.00

SUN RA ARKESTRA - Swirling DLP (strut - The planets align as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, are releasing their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’. “We truly hope that this recording brings much joy to a planet which is so deeply in need of a spirit sound and vibration,” states saxophonist Knoel Scott. “We hope it contributes to a change in the ominous direction of man’s journey through the cosmos.” “This new release is the Arkestra’s love offering to the world,” concludes Marshall Allen. “Beta music for a better world.” ) 26.00

YELLOW SWANS - Being There DLP (yellow - First vinyl pressing of the sought-after counterpart to Yellow Swans’ late noise classic "Going Places", giving new life to over 1 hour of sky-clawing, lush noise meditations and strung out minimalist dirge widely regarded among their most powerful work.‘Being There’ places listeners at the dilated eye of Pete Swanson & Gabriel Mindel Saloman’s Yellow Swans storm. Originally delivered as a CD addendum to limited edition copies of ‘Going Places’, its four parts still stand tall on their own 10 years later, marking some of the project’s most scorched-earth sensations in billowing widescreen, with an elemental dynamic that leaves us weatherbeaten and eviscerated but somehow refreshed with every listen. It’s the sort of collection that demands rapt attention and rewards with head-swallowing effect. Like a sonic rendering of the hour after death of their project, the duo appear to expend all their final energies in an almighty black hole collapse of noise and metal viciousness and meditative maximalism that must be experienced in the flesh for optimal effect. From the yawning cosmic jaws of ‘Foil’ with its howling guitars and vocals descending into stygian slow techno, to the gutted shoegaze glumness of ‘Comedy Hypnosis’, to the album’s beautifully worn-out highlight ‘Public Space’, and their summoning of knives-out noise blizzard with ‘Inhabitants’, you’re in the presence of truly mighty, life-affirming material that should rank among your finest American noise sides of the 21st Century.) 28.00

V/A - Swinging Mademoiselles LP (pink vinyl - Long before Britain started swinging in the mid-1960s, France was the bastion for cool European pop sounds. Sultry young French women, heavy on mascara and dreamy innocence, cast a spell with what became known as ‘Les Années Yé Yé’. The Yé Yé girls took a firm grip on American and British pop and gave it a sparkly Gallic twist, resulting in a vibrant sound that has effortlessly stood the test of time. This collection features many rare and sought-after tracks from the languid sound of Jacqueline Taieb’s “7 Heures Du Matin” and Katy David’s alluring take on Petula Clark’s standard “Call Me” to Elizabeth’s precocious “Je Suis Sublime”.) 28.00


BOOKS

A. BURCHARDT & B. JONKMANNS - Hamburg Calling - Punk, Underground & Avantgarde 77 - 85 BOOK (Berlin oder Düsseldorf? Ganz klar: Hamburg! Hier schlug der Punk am heftigsten ein im Deutschland der späten 1970er Jahre. Begeistert vom Orkan, der durch die englischen Clubs fegte, fanden sich auch an der Elbe bald junge Männer zu Bands wie den Razors, Buttocks oder Coroners zusammen, um mit zwei, drei Akkorden dem Rock‘n‘Roll die Selbstgefälligkeit und Trägheit auszutreiben. Im Karolinenviertel nahm derweil ein etwas älterer junger Mann großen Anteil an dem, was da passierte. Alfred Hilsberg holte Bands aus England und Deutschland in die Stadt, und in der Zeitschrift Sounds schrieb er über die neuen Klänge aus Übungskellern und Jugend­zentren. Bald aber war er gelangweilt: Er wollte mehr als nur kurze, schnelle Nummern, zusammengenagelt mit Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug. Auf seinem Label ZickZack und mit Festivals gab er abenteuerlustigen Musikern die Gelegenheit, nach neuen Wegen zwischen Underground und Pop zu suchen. Bei ihm erschienen nicht nur Platten von Hamburger Bands wie Abwärts, X Mal Deutschland oder Palais Schaumburg, auch die Einstürzenden Neubauten ließen bei ihm hören, was sie auf dem Schrottplatz gefunden hatten. Hamburg Calling erzählt mit herausragenden Bildern der Grafikerin Sabine Schwabroh – damals bei allen wichtigen Konzerten dabei –, der Fotografin Ilse Ruppert sowie zahlreichen Amateurfotografien von den spannendsten Jahren im musikalischen Untergrund der Stadt, von den Abenden zwischen Krawall 2000, Markthalle und Versuchsfeld, von den anschließenden Nächten in Marktstube, Subito und Schlachterei, wo die nächsten Ideen entstanden.) 29.90
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