KIKS/GFR

Lea Cummings – ‘Spectres’ C40 £5
LEAApsiLea has been producing some incredible drone works in recent years with some excellent and well produced final releases on his own Kovorox Sound label. This tape taps right into that core cosmic energy. Hypnotic and subtle with a final hint of late 80’s early 90’s drum power.

BBBLOOD – ‘Moments’ C40 £5
BBBLOODApsiAll new works from Paul Watson. The jolly brewer presents 2 sides of subtle, intricate noise with a sound that is straying further into D.S. Mischgewebe territory with each passing day. Side A is persistent, Side B eclectic.

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My Cat is an Alien

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN & CEDRIC STEVENS – ‘Abstract Expressionism For The Ears’ 3xLP
Housed in heavy duty full color laminated jacket. Includes Digital Download card of entire album. Limited to only 300 copies. Artwork and all titles curated by visual artist Roberto Opalio. Debut release of the new collaborative project of outsider duo of musicians and visual artists MY CAT IS AN ALIEN and Belgian electronic composer CÉDRIC STEVENS. Over 2 hours of new music as human ears have never heard before and will never do if you miss this unique chance! — In February 2014 brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio aka My Cat Is An Alien spent a residency in Brussels for a long studio session in trio with Cédric Stevens (aka Acid Kirk), who recently collaborated in Fennesz’s new album. With the support of La Communauté Française De Belgique the entire session is now available in its entirety. Dreamy architectures of sounds, floating sculptures of abstract drones and cannibal noise, modal piano, ancestral strings and electronic futurism, celestial music of the Spheres, imbued with impressive textures of vocal exorcisms by Roberto Opalio. Again your ears won’t find any point of reference when listening to this transcendent and essential work!

ROBERTO OPALIO – ‘Aurora Coelestis’ LP
This is a private press, handcrafted by Roberto and Maurizio Opalio. 165 gram black vinyl housed in tri-fold jacket, with 12″x16″ full color folded cover/insert. Foreword insert by Byron Coley. The album comes with 3 different 4″x6″ original photographs by Roberto Opalio mounted on back. Handnumbered and handstamped. Limited Private Press of 200.

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Tamed

ULTRA KABRON CS
pochette-ultrakabron10webTamed records is happy to present the first discographic effort by our local noise maker ULTRA KABRON. It’s its first release even if he has played loads of shows. U.K has gradually added modular synth to is set up in his live performances. It’s now a major element of his analog sound process ;  an indisputable taste for alternation of ambient maybe delicate times, mixed with rhythmic and hustling parts. Broken melodies and unexpectable structure evolutions succeed. They make you forget where and when the travel has begun, and of course they make you forget to guess where it will bring you. U.K is like a sort of a non stop planet turning system, but with a different revolution each time. This tape includes 7 tracks for nearly 80 minutes of music. Pro dubbed tape CS.

Enough Records

Azureflux – ‘Piko Piko Stereo’
[EN] 8bit album by Portuguese project Azureflux. Artwork by iloveu. [PT] Album de 8bits pelas mãos do projecto Português Azureflux.
Grafismo por iloveu.

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Fabrica

SINDRE BJERGA – ‘Future Jazz Loops’ C60
fab033_frontPurchase here! “…cassette player drones and kitchen sink psychedelia, sound ghosts hidden deep in the molten magnetic tapes.. always aiming for that mind-altering head trip…” Multifaceted Norwegian veteran of the international DIY experimental/noise circuit, Sindre Bjerga, has been performing and releasing music since the 90’s under his own name and with a series of projects and collaborations. On this, his debut for Fabrica Records, he presents us with three live performances from 2013. Pro-dubbed edition of 50 audio cassettes.

KILT – ‘She’s Got The Evil In Her Ear’ C60
FAB034_FRONTKILT are Bob Bellerue, Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta exploring and excavating sounds that could only rise from within the darkest crevices of the human spirit. The sound of metal being scraped across the factory floor. Distortion seeping from a broken speaker. A jukebox playing in a loop inside a jet engine. Death ritual ceremonial music. She’s Got The Evil In Her Ear consists of nearly 60 minutes of recordings culled from two different live performances by this mighty noise power trio. Pro-dubbed edition of 50 audio cassettes.

PARASHI – ‘Tovarich’ C30
fab035_frontAlbany, NY’s Parashi is Mike Griffin, of Skell Records, long-running solo noise project.”Tovarich” is a fine addition to his ever growing catalog of noise activism geared towards the creation of a “new human” by hammering away at the shackles of petit-bourgeois values and capitalism.Electronic bleeps and blasts, industrial loops, warped synths, ravaged tape loops, are all part of this brainwashing soundtrack made to tell the dried up corpse of Ronald Reagan to f*ck off because “that WALL is going back up motherf*cker!” Mike also regularly collaborates with his fellow comrades in Burnt Hills, Urkas, and Mensheviks. Pro-dubbed edition of 50 audio cassettes.

LUCIERNAGA/LA MANCHA DEL PECADO split C30
FAB036_FRONTBrooklyn’s (via Chile) Luciernaga and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s La Mancha del Pecado join forces again after their last, and very limited edition. split tape from 2010. Luciernaga is Joao Da Silva, half-owner of Fabrica Records and La Mancha is Miguel Perez who also has hands in Agorafobia Tapes, and musical projects ZN, Colectivo N, Skull Mask, and Wehrmacht Lombardo. On this new offering, each project contributes a side-long brooding industrial-tinged drone. The sounds echo the early days of pre-dance-beats industrial music, therefore, the packaging is a tribute to one of the pioneering acts and first record labels of this genre. Pro-dubbed edition of 50 audio cassettes packaged in a 5″ x 5″ reel-to-reel box.

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Not Not Fun

CUTICLE – ‘MIND HOLDING PATTERN’ LP
the midwest’s most alien asteroid atomizer returns with a sophomore full-length, his first in 3 years. air duct whispers and buffering grids. in textured silkscreened hand-assembled sleeves.

RANGERS – ‘RECONSIDER LOUNGE’ LP
joe knight’s roving instrumental americana operation reworks 2013’s instantly OOP “Scrap” cassette into a fresh collection of guitar fantasy constructs. free as a freeway.

VERTICAL67 – ‘AURA’ 12″
berlin-based sequential circuiter V67 drops his debut vinyl after years in the acid trenches. innerspace basslines routed through sim city architectures. great for dancing, driving, or dissolving.

NEWBODY – ‘EMOTIONAL’ 12″
crucial LA/detroit two-steppers’ latest single on House Of Silk captures the satin shirt soul of their emotive afterhours warehouse sets, plus remixes by emotion II emotion and cromie & sage caswell.
loving and loved on. edition of 150.

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OSR Tapes

OSR26 Hartley C. White – ‘This Is Not What You Expect’ LP
compilation of material from Queens musician and martial artist Hartley White’s first four self-released albums.

OSR25 Blanche Blanche Blanche – ‘Hints To Pilgrims’ LP
The final album by BBB.OSR24 Chris Weisman – ‘Monet In The 90s’ LP
recorded in 2009 , released 2014.

OSR27 Ruth Garbus – ‘Joule’ 7″
home recorded songs of the highest order !

OSR28 CE Schneider Topical – ‘Look Who Showed Up Out Here’ CS
debut album of the twisted freaks.

OSR23 Jimmie Packard – ‘A Time To Look Back’ CS
first public release of standards multitracked on homemade guitars during the 1970s by an outrageously prolific luthier , teacher & recordist from Wilder , Vermont.

OSR22 Palberta – ‘Shitheads In The Ditch’ CS
Palberta’s second album!

OSR21 The Dream Scene – ‘New Emotions’ cassingle
new paper airplane from the Godfather.

OSR20 Ed Askew – ‘Rainbow Bridge’ CS
recorded 1999 , released 2014.

OSR19 Moth Eggs – ‘Recursive Surfing’ CS
ex-Happy Jawbone Family Band , Goochi Boiz . amazing free punk recordings!

OSR18 ‘Music On A Tape: Songs by Chris Weismancompilation CS
50+ musicians from all of the world cover songs by generally unknown songwriting master Chris Weisman.

OSR17 Ian Kovac Jr Jr – ‘You’ll Know It When You Feel It’ CS
ex-Guerilla Toss , current The Channels jazzman’s Tascam home recordings.

OSR16 Kateboard – ‘That’s Not A Helicopter’ CS
how did they make it?

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Sound of Cobra

Gravmaskin – ‘Vol 1′ LP
cc9de8c2-7c11-4cc6-94b8-c5f694a6380c”Grave”, ”machine” and ”excavator” – Gravmaskin is a play on the Swedish translations for these three words, and when listening to the trio’s instrumental rock its moniker makes perfect sense. The music paints a picture of a ”grave machine” – a mechanical entity fueled by driving beats and haunting melodies, digging tombs in the airy forest, next to a roaring motorway. Something cold and mechanical married to nature and her cycles of life and death. Because at first glance, Gravmaskin’s music might pull instant associations to classic Italian horror soundscapes and dreamy German psychedelia (the band cite Goblin, NEU! and Tangerine Dream as three of their main influences, alongside smoke, freeways and the Swedish nature reserve Hågadalen). But when looking further, descending over it is a funeral mist of something undeniably Scandinavian – that soul stripping melancholia present in Bathory and Bo Hansson alike – and a raw, jangly punk execution giving it groove, nerve and a speed-paced pulse. Founded in Uppsala – a university town north of Stockholm – in the autumn of 2012, Gravmaskin consists of Sofia Rydahl on keys, Lukas Häger on guitar and Mikal Styrke on drums. Sofia and Mikal shares a history in the progressive rock group Klotet and subsequently the duo Häxhammaren. Lukas is the main songwriter in the original and equally excellent psychedelic black metal outfit Reveal, and also plays in underground rock darlings No Future. Together they quickly created a universe of their own and named it Gravmaskin, now ready to be set loose on the outside world. ”By definition, Gravmaskin is the dynamic between the three of us,” Lukas says. ”Noone is replacable. If one of us dies the band will continue on as a duo. Our sound has developed through trying to make interesting and emotionally charged instrumental music, and right now it really feels like we’re on the right track.” Successfully forging catchy organ bass rhythms and chord progressions with reverb-drenched guitar layers and freight-train drumming, Gravmaskin has caught the attention and praise of hard rockers, post punks and psychedelic freaks alike. Their debut album ”Vol 1” was recorded in only three days during the summer of 2013, and will be released through Electric Assault in the US and Sound of Cobra in Europe in October 2014.

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Horror Fiction Tapes

HF08 German Army – ‘Socotra Scripture’
German Army 100x100Caustic ritual suffocation from the mysterious and prolific duo of German Army. Something unknowable, that refuses to remain unknown. Rejections of anonymity. A heaving vomiting awareness of all that has been ignored, purging innocence through sonic abuse. Twelve exhibits, twelve sets of eyes entranced by the flames. Forty five hand assembled copies, professionally dubbed on chrome tape. Inserts duplicated directly on individual pages of a 1962 copy of the novel The Wizard Of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt.

HF07 Sindre Bjerga – ‘Mutual Illusions’
Sindre Bjerga 100x100Improvised live manipulations from Norwegian composer Sindre Bjerga. Tape recorders, dictaphones, contact mics and microphones all captured raw over three separate performance spaces. Decontextualized samples stretched and scraped across the screaming howling mouth of an uncertain destination. Enlightenment gained in the margins. Forty five hand assembled copies, professionally dubbed on chrome tape. Inserts duplicated directly on individual pages of a 1967 copy of the novel The Amsirs And The Iron Throne, by Algis Budrys.

PAN

Objekt – ‘Flatland’ LP
panact_ObjektFlatlandPAN60web_1PAN is excited to announce the release of Objekt’s debut album, Flatland. Written between 2012 and 2014, Flatland follows up a succession of dynamic single releases from his base in Berlin, including the recent split 12” with Dopplereffekt on Leisure System, Cactus b/w Porcupine on Hessle Audio and three 12” singles on his eponymous white label series. His recorded work so far has toyed with techno and electro conventions and has turned dancefloor tropes on their head, tickling the boundaries of what can or can’t constitute an effective club record. Approaching the album format on its own terms, Objekt makes full use of the larger canvas to explore a framework of competing truths, multiple perspectives and conflicting accounts. Flatland imagines a world in which any scene can be seen from every angle at once. Semblances and crossreferences entwine the eleven original tracks and Objekt’s existing recordings, shaping a powerful and absorbing album that weaves between the alien and the hauntingly familiar. This is an effervescent body of work, its sound design evoking vivid imagery and conveying the same unmistakeable sense of detail and movement for which Objekt has become known. On his first attempt, Objekt has constructed a mature and multilayered album with its own story to tell, from whichever angle you choose to approach it.

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