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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Teflon Beast

Arrow of Being s/t
photo-2Teflon Beast has just released a new cassette, our first tape in many months. Arrow of Being is the fortuitous pairing of Mike Pursley from Mold Omen and TB’s very own Geoff. Pursley performs acoustic guitar pickings as Geoff weaves electronic sound in and around P’s raga-riffs. The results are stunning and evoke the many complexities of life. For fans of: John Fahey, Jim O’Rourke, Sandy Bull, and the like. Cassettes are home-dubbed w/original Geoff art insert. Limited to 25 copies.

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Invidation

[INV003] SECRET SOUTH – ‘Retrospectral’ 3″CDr 4.6€
RS_front_cover_100pxSecret South is a solo project of J. Kemp, one half of the cult cyberpop/IDM duo Flatline Skyline. On Retrospectral, the second album and first physical release of Secret South, Kemp delivers an immersive blend of ambiented folk and haunted americana, still blessed by his distinctive and emotive voice. If it seems at first that machines are completely shut down here, subtle synth lines and electronic crackles on the edge of spectral drones quickly remind us who we are dealing with : also a sci-fi writer and philosopher, Kemp has managed to infuse both futuristic and meditative tones in this music. On Retrospectral, machines are ghosts over post-apocalyptic lands. This is future folk, songs about the past we are living now.

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Cruel Nature

Shiver – ‘Black Feathers’ C40 £5
shiver tape7 tracks of dark atmospheric industrial power electronics from Italy. This is really intense stuff. Better than your average PE bear, this ‘concept’ album combines varied sound sources and struc…tures to create a disturbing, cinematic journey that would work well as the score to a lost Alejandro Jodorowsky movie.  Recorded on a high-quality crow black audio cassette, wrapped in a double-sided pro-printed gatefold cover.  Limited to 20 copies world-wide.

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Dais

DAIS064  Martial Canterel – ‘Gyors, Lassú’ LP
Gyors, Lassù marks an important milestone in the evolution of Martial Canterel‘s music, progressing far beyond the cages of “minimal synth” and embracing the noisier qualities of its sound with a renewed urgency, a kind of thickness embodied in multiple layers using only eurorack, Serge and Roland 100 modular systems at his disposal and flushing out the entire session in one take. Sine waves are rendered into walls of guitar-like noise on songs like “And I Thought”, while the stretching out and liquifaction of what were once very precise pointillistic staccato synth arpeggios are marshaled into layers of violent bliss on “Gyors, Lassù”. The analogue labor and the density of sound highlight the character of continuous performance of the music, where the intertwining of the artist and his work is profoundly material in its quality. As in a modern embodiment of the potter’s wheel…the hands, the texture of clay, with ceramic material. Translated lyrically and conceptually, music performance is for time what travel represents in space, and Gyors/Lassù is the sonic rendering of McBride’s wanderings between Hungary (“Bulvàr”, “Budapest II”) and the South of Italy (“Teano”), between vibrant rhythmic structures and melancholic instrumentals, balancing its bodily intensity with abstract experimentation against the regression of the modern listener.

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Rotifer

RC92: RATKILLER – ‘ON EMOTIONAL SURFACE’ C30
Edition of 67. A celebrated 4th release on Rotifer! Bounteous make-ups, significant disclosures. A culminating opus experience. Duplicated at Rotifer on type II, chrome cassettes. Hand-sprayed shells, numbered color inserts with track titles. Free download code included. 

RC93: DANNY SPITERI - ‘CREA ISLAND’ C30
Edition of 67. Seasoned auras, fresh-pressed futures. Danny Spiteri’s debut cassette! Duplicated at Rotifer on type II, chrome cassettes. Hand-sprayed shells, numbered color inserts with track titles. Free download code included.

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Cruel Nature

Sete Star Sept/Platemaker/Psychotic Sufferance/Gorgonized Dorks 2xC30 boxset £8
animal psi31 tracks, 4 bands, 2 tapes, 1 box set of full-whack global grindnoise mayhem with suitably lurid artwork by Josh Decker. Here’s some spiel on the bands: SETE STAR SEPT – Massively prolific and constantly touring Japanese Gerogerigegege-influenced noisegrind band, now into its 10th year; PLATEMAKER – Workplace grievance related noisecore beef attack from Newcastle, UK; PSYCHOTIC SUFFERANCE – Super raw Malaysian noise grindcore formed in 1998; GORGONIZED DORKS – Spazzed-out West Coast noisecore from Culver City, California USA. Recorded on high-quality blood red cassettes. Limited to 50 copies world-wide.

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