CARLTON MELTON – ‘Four Eyes’ 12″ £14
Carlton Melton have been releasing some incredible improvised psychedelic jams over the last few years, released through their own Mid To Late label and the great UK label Agitated. So after hanging out with these guys at their show here and being absolutely blown away, we’re pleased to be releasing this prelude to their forthcoming new LP for Agitated later this year. This new four track 30+ minute 12″ EP is dripping with heavy riffs, thunderous drums, gurgling synth psychedelia, and mind altering bass. The Carlton Melton sound lies between drone and space rock entwined with loose jam band improvisation, and they blend it perfectly with a touch of baked stoner rock. The record features special guests Brian McDougall, and John McBain (founding member of the legendary Monster Magnet). McBain also mastered the audio. Limited to 600 copies pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. 300 copies are on transparent blue vinyl and 300 copies are black. Transparent blue copies will be randomly distributed to shops. We have approximately 100 copies of the coloured vinyl available to pre-order.
HELLVETE – ‘Sint-Denijs’ LP £14
Brand new record from Glen Steenkiste, founding member of Silvester Anfang and their more recent incarnation Sylvester Anfang II. Currently Glen is also frequently collaborating with his fellow Anfang member, Ernesto Gonzalez (aka Bear Bones Lay Low) in their free-drone project Gonzalez & Steenkiste. But whilst being active in these projects he still finds time to craft his own music. “Sint-Denijs” is his second solo full length vinyl release following his “De Gek” lp for Kraak Records from 2010, and several great cassette and CDR releases for fantastic labels like Funeral Folk, Sloow Tapes, Audiobot and SicSic Tapes. Since his previous record on Kraak, Steenkiste has been getting more and more interested in sustained tones, foreign melodies and longer compositions. On this new record he draws influences from early Minimalism and old folk music and with the use of harmonium, bowed banjo, electric tampura and analog synth he creates probing intense sounds that try to undo notions of time and place. Steenkiste’s music is like taking an endless shower of sunbeams, warm, comforting and mind-altering. Music that makes time stand still and focuses on shifting details and textures, but massive in sound and presence. This record is pressed in an edition of 500 copies on 180 gram virgin vinyl including a digital download coupon. 200 copies are on ultra clear vinyl, 300 on black. Ultra clear copies will be randomly distributed to shops. We have approximately 100 copies of the coloured vinyl available to pre-order.