Lighten Up Sounds

GERMAN ARMY – ‘T’rung c40
germanStraight burner from the shadows of Southern California. German Army has been producing a furious stream of liquid electro/industrial jams over the last few years. This newest cassette album captures a perfect mixture of field recordings with cold synth groove, beat creep and careful vocal fry. Very tasty. Pro-duplicated and imprinted opaque yellow shell cobalt c40 cassette comes packaged with hand screen-printed yellow>orange “dunes” cardstock J-card with fold out 2” x 8” insert on bright yellow art paper. Hand-numbered edition of 100. Hovercraft cruise hour just got a bit more comfortable.Â

CLEAR FLUIDS – ‘After Dark’ VHS/C28/7″ lathe
7-Deep synth wash and sexual pulse, erotic science fiction magic for modern mankind. After nearly two years in the works, we are happy to finally unleash this new music video EP. Two sample videos are on YouTube here and here. Grainy cathode ray transmissions, kaleidoscopic aerobics programs, camcorder spelunking, B-flick midnight movies, and romantic pantyhose commercials, chewed and spat in psychedelic throbbing mass. 23 copies are the standard edition, which includes a kush green VHS (NTSC) with mauve & white spine and face labels and retro melt warning, packaged in large black clamshell with full color cardstock insert. Each copy includes an extended cassette version of the album, translucent green shell c28 with mauve & white labels and full color cardstock J-cards. 10 copies are the die-hard “Deluxe” edition, which features different artwork in lime green clamshells with black VHS stock (except for ONE lime green tape mixed in at random!) All ten “Deluxe” packages include a clear shell c28 cassette sell as a beautiful limited edition lathe-cut flexi square 7″ record, featuring an exclusive Clear Fluids track entitled “La Femme de Chambre”, otherwise unavailable. Completely clear one sided polycarbonate 33rpm records cut by 2208, screen printed on the B sides by M.H. All orders include custom purple prophylactic for to always be prepared. Strange and banging soundtrack for deep head space and cruel libidos. 

MEN of SCIENCE – ‘Antiseptic’ C44
men of scienceMedicinal dirt for cure all home remedies. Men of Science is the collaborative duo of Andreas Brandal and Matthew Himes. Crude violin scrape, heavy handed tape mangle and gruesome drone nightmare elevates to alchemic trance. Recorded in Minnesota and Norway 2013. Real time duplicated translucent red shell cassette with red and white labels comes swaddled in sterile gauze with stark first aid J-card. Hand numbered edition of 50. Manual upkeep for perpetually broken bodies.

BURIAL GROUND – ‘Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things’ 8-track
VHS2Brilliant new massive transmission of hellish wall noise from Burial Ground. Brutal analog stasis of the highest order, deep static attack in honor of the cult classic film “Children Shouldn’t Play WIth Dead Things”. Over an hour of roar and crumble makes for heavy time, not for fans of music. Real time duplicated eight track cartridge comes with full color wrap-a-round labels, made in a hand numbered edition of 22. These eight-tracks have been produced using recycled stock, but only the very best cartridges have been used for this project. First two copies are flame orange, next five copies are black, and the remaining fifteen copies are white. Includes bonus full color 2.75” x 3.25” “sweater girl” sticker. Ultimate dissolve, drown in the void.

rattleNew Mexico desert dwellers Dain Daller and Amanda Speer return as Tirehouse Tapes with this remarkable second installment of deep desert improvisation, distinct junk clatter and bizarre detritus experiments. Long form player of bump and sputter, synth wobble, shriek and pilfered tone rattle. Hair caught in broken zipper, this one wonks steady. Real time duplicated bright tangerine translucent shell c48 with chocolate brown labels comes packaged with double sided cardstock three-panel J-card featuring original full color photograph of the Tirehouse itself. Hand-numbered edition of 50. Sand sound, sweet song.

red(small)Crude slither electronics from Rattlesnake Eggs. Mournful and vague textures, vile leather skin. “The most widely accepted hypothesis for the evolution of the rattle is that the rattle is a warning device for predatory animals that might be a threat to the rattlesnake. It produces a signal to drive them away.” – Rubio Real time duplicated black shell eight track cartridge w/ bright yellow and black labels comes packaged in matching yellow and black cardboard slipcase, protected in custom heavy vinyl outer sleeve. These eight-tracks have been produced using recycled stock, but only the very best cartridges have been re-used for this project. Hand-numbered edition of only 10 copies. Blown out and burnt, obscure sleaze for cold-blooded insomniacs.

THE HOWLING HEAD – ‘Wrong Way’ C10
HowlingExtreme document of circular cavernous shift from The Howling Head. Minimal harsh reality soundscapes for mind altering onslaught. No instruments or effect pedals, entirely sourced from field recordings of public transit and outboard marine motors. Real time duplicated translucent purple shell c10 cassette comes packaged with bright green and black labels and matching xerox-death art paper J-card in a clear Norelco case. Warning, this cassette has been specially mastered for ultimate audio destruction. Hand-numbered edition of 25. Sumamente dañado.


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