Second Sleep

SS043 SEWER ELECTION & FREDERIKKE HOFFMEIER – ‘den blege grå tone’ LP 14€
There are collaborations that go far beyond the sum of the individual parts involved. Partnership expand the corners of the musician involved and transforms the sound. That’s the case of the collaboration between Sewer Election and Frederikke Hoffmeier, if Dan Johansonn has clearly demonstrated in his recent work as Sewer Election his passion and skills for tapes and field recordings manipulations, Frederikke as Puce Mary has instead created a perfect blend of voice, sung and recorded, and minimal electronic. This collaboration, only the first of a series, has as its backbone a short poem written by Frederikke herself “den blege grå tone” which, recited, from time to time is manipulated and transformed through different tape recorders and reel to reel, all enriched by inserts of concrete music, minimal synth touches and dirty field recordings. A disc which has its feet firmly planted in the north european contemporay experimental scene, but has at the same time a wide-ranging breath, diving and touching perfectly what was the avanguard from mid-century and the early reel to reel/voice experiments. Edition of 200.

SS044 RUMINATION – ‘weight’ 7″+C30 12€
Nolan Throop is well known for his solo project Kakerlak and several brilliant collaborations. Parallel to this has always cultivated a passion for industrial and the more obscure noise, in constant progression through its project vergraben before and rumination now. Short tracks, monotonous and percussive, sounding like a degraded version of the SPK. Old drum machines, junk metal loops and radio voices that create industrial marches covered with a thick dose of negativity. Edition of 100.

SS045 LETTERA 22 – ‘native waters’ 7″+C30 12€
Native Waters is the result of three full days of recording that the Italian duo made ??in February 2012. The result is ideally placed halfway between the structured harsh noise of records like True Form and Lack Of Attention and the most quiet compositions of field recordings on the Dieter Tapes cassette. The tape loops, although still present, this time leaving more space for a degraded electronic, drowned in a sea of amplified electricity, tape hiss and distant feedback drones. Edition of 100.

SS046 ARV & MILJö – ‘ungdomsband’ C30 5€
Matthias Andersson was able to create, release after release a very personal sound. Raw and primitive lo fi electronic presented in short tracks where, under a constant wall of low frequencies make their way disfigured field recordings, slow feedback movements and a claustrophobic hiss in the quiet parts which makes the texture deep and complex. Edition of 80.


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