Hasana Editions

XVIII-III Julian Abraham – ‘Togar’ C60 $9
Julian Abraham is a multidicipline artist and pseudo-scientist from Medan, Indonesia. Recently resided in Yogyakarta, his works are often identified by using terms like generative, manipulations, and dematerialisations. His installation works vary from bacterial fermentation to complex algorithm of electronics, which connect art, environment, science, and technology as new tools to engage and educate both the artist and the society. In this edition, he provides rhythmic reenactment of his recent sound installations. Served to accommodate sonic phenomena and the sound sources, these works represent a hybrid method in a series of sound compositions, which take over the role of the musician, by bridging the physical activity in aural productions. Executed into two different materials: a various selection of percussion instruments that deliver organic impression, and a bunch of magnetic solenoids which construct a tighter mechanical sensation, Acoustic Analog Digitally Composed illustrates how simplicity (or complexity?) of repetition can trigger imaginative experiences in tracing the formal aspects of sound. Edition of 100. Hand-stamped pro-dubbed C60 NAC cassette tape with recto/verso printed silver card. Including download code of high quality mp3 version.

XVIII-IV Nursalim Yadi Anugerah – ‘Selected Pieces from HNNUNG’ C52 $9
Often inspired by the cosmology, sonology, and culture of indigenous people from Borneo, Nursalim Yadi Anugerah is a Pontianak based composer well-known for his peculiar approach on instrumentation and composition. Adapted from Kayaan people oral literature Takna’ Lawe’, HNNUNG is a chamber opera that amplifies the cosmic dramaturgy of Kayaan culture—in which the narrative of matriarchy is essential. HNNUNG the opera was performed by Balaan Tumaan Ensemble and Kerubim Choir using various instruments ranging from kaldii’ and sape’ to tenor saxophone and contrabass. For this edition, he selects nine recording pieces from his opera HNNUNG in the form of sonic-fiction—he lets his composition works as a narrator. Edition of 100. Hand-stamped pro-dubbed C52 NAC cassette tape with recto/verso printed golden card. Including download code of high quality mp3 version.

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Cabin Floor Esoterica

[CFE#64] The Avens – ‘In Memoriam Robert Ashley/Improv #2’ C30 $7
“In Memoriam Robert Ashley/Improv #2” is the debut recording from the Avens, a new group from Canadian composer Allison Cameron alongside percussionist D’Arcy Gray and cellist Norm Adams. The A-side features a performance of Cameron’s composition “In Memoriam Robert Ashley,” a slow moving, chirping and vibrating tribute to the great electro-opera composer, while the B-side finds the trio in a crackly, looping improvisation. In an edition of 100 copies held in a hand-assembled cardstock tray/box with four inserts and a digital download code.

[CFE#68] Rob Noyes & Ryan Lee Crosby – ‘Modal Improvisations on 34 Strings’ C40 $7
“Modal Improvisations on 34 Strings” is the debut release from the duo of 12-string guitarist Rob Noyes and chaturangi player Ryan Lee Crosby. Across these three improvisations the duo draw from Indian classical music, American guitar-soli and jazz, and contemporary avant improvisation to create works that are timeless, placeless and yet familiar in the comforting way a bending string or the rattling of hollow wood can be. In an edition of 100 copies held in a hand-assembled cardstock tray/box with four inserts and a digital download code.

[CFE#69] Lake Mary & Talk West C27 $7
“Lake Mary & Talk West” is the debut recording from the duo of guitarists Lake Mary (Chaz Prymek) and Talk West (Dylan Golden Aycock). These improvisational pieces were recorded in Tulsa, OK after the two toured the US east coast in October 2016. They’ve got a comfortable understanding of each others playing, neither pushing the other away or stepping on toes. Relaxing in the glow of their travels and time spent listening to each other, they’re able to meld their sounds beautifully. New folk music in the truest sense. In an edition of 100 copies held in a hand-assembled cardstock tray/box with four inserts and a digital download code.

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Strategic Tape Reserve

STR021 Emerging Industries of Wuppertal – ‘Traditions from a Vestigial Intranet’ C47
Defunct ceremonial music originally used to score gymnastic spectaculars, synchronized mass-calisthenics tournaments and dramatized creation myths put on by Ruhrgebiet industrial trade associations.

STR020 Suko Pyramid and moduS ponY – ‘Echolalia’ C33
ECHOLALIA is the long distance, year long collaboration of Matt Ackerman (moduS ponY) and Adrian Suchowolsky (Suko Pyramid). The tracks represent an eclectic slice of each artist’s persona: dark, silly, poppy, weird.

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Fragment Factory

Anna Schimkat – ‘Spinhouse’ CS
Anna Schimkat (b 1974) is a Darmstadt born media artist and trained sculptress, living and working in Leipzig, Saxony since 2006. The first side of this release documents one of Schimkat’s site specific sound installations, one of her main fields of work during the past years. »Spinhouse« is based on a 4-channel live installation, which took place in Dresden in 2014. The piece was created from and with the inherent sounds of the office building where the event took place, using the facade of the building itself as a score for the composition. »Today’s Noise« on the flipside is Schimkat’s audible comment to “Brexit Day” and the aftermath of the respective UK referendum, composed of snippets from the BBC News from the 24th of June 2016, a variety of field recordings and a wind organ, as well as heavy-hitting industrial sounds. High-grade chrome cassettes, duplicated in realtime for optimum sound quality. Edition of 50 copies, signed and dated by the artist.

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Cellar Tapes

Cyparissus – ‘Losing’
Both melancholic and blissful, Cyparissus induces a cathartic sense of mourning across this collection of beautiful ambient drones. Though they are sprawling in nature, no piece outstays its welcome, instead using the time to explore every detail in its sonic environment. Suitable for the reduction of flight-phobias and stress induced by urban living. Edition of 20.

duenn – ‘endlesstape’
Like the formation of a glacier or the splitting of a continent, the long-form pieces on endlesstape move with astounding economy whilst retaining a fearsome element. duenn immediately plunges the listener into a deep well, through which all other sounds are channeled and transformed into an ethereal echo. Ambience for the anthropocene. Edition of 20.

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Invisible City Records

Claus Poulsen & Stuart Chalmers – ‘The Universe Unmasked’ C45 £4
Two well seasoned sound wranglers join forces in spectacular fashion. Tape hiss and amplified objects. Haunted environs, distant memories, night terrors, unease. C45 cassette and digital download. Limited to 40 copies.

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L.White Records

LW097 THIRDORGAN – ‘K.F.C. (Komposition For Chimera)’ CD 11€
Finally, after 15 years again on L.White Records, Japan’s old school industrial noise band THIRDORGAN presents his new work with a limited CD edition of 100 copies. K.F.C. (Composition For Chimera) impresses with about 70 minutes of finest experimental harsh industrial noise. The masterpiece was mastered by none other than Tommi Keränen.

LW099 GELBKREUZ 2CD 18€
Much less silent but just as deadly on the 101st anniversary of the first use of GELBREUZ (dichlorodiethylsulfide), comes a compilation of 32 bands with only harsh noise or harsh-wall-noise. Rich 145 minutes of the hardest musical material would have caused horror in the war trenches of the world at the same volume even 101 years ago. No track is longer than 5 minutes and therefore quite varied. OTOMO HAVA, ARMENIA, IRUKANDJI, MICHAEL IDEHALL, TORTURING NURSE, PAINFUL VIGIL, LIGHT COLLAPSE, VIDINĖ RAMYBĖ, CUTCUTCUTCUT, Antisocial Block, VOMIR, RIM PEST, Bolverkstorm, URGE TO KILL, TABQURIA, MACRONYMPHA, MENY, NERVOUS CORPS, MSHING, Gen 26, DEAD BODY COLLECTION, STOA, STITCH, Clive Henry, DEFEKTRO, A.R.GH, TERMINAL ERECTION, CARSTEN VOLLMER, LAST RAPE, KADAVER, AUDIBLE PAIN, BASTARD NOISE

LW106 KADAVER – ‘Ain’t Love Grand’ CD 11€
Kadaver is most likely the most extreme musical act in the middle east, focusing on harsh noise,death industrial and power electronics. For roughly a decade and a half now, Israeli based Michael Zolotov, has been releasing some of the most vile and disturbing “audio-terror” out there under the Kadaver banner. “Ain’t love grand?”, his new weapon, is just that. Harsh, personal, cold and bleak. Music for your end. 2018 – CD format.

LW107 COAGULANT – ‘Burial Cult’ CD 11€
COAGULANT- Burial Cult 66 minutes of pure slow harsh / drone. Tension enclosed in anti- ambient circle. The listener will be involved in this totemic practice, and wrapped in this ancient ritualism with a strong symbolic value. Good Listening.

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Beartown

White Death – ‘Perform Small Tasks’ C60 £4(World)
Hannah Ellul (Helhesten, Human Heads, Faux Ami) dances the dance with Kelly Jayne Jones (many collabs, many years) on a single half hour presentation. Glass-like glaciers of glistening sinew weave in and out of focus while the long-form throb of a busted horns & depressed flutistas envelopes. Recorded in the prelapsarian utopia of Manchester’s Maple Industrial Estate (2017), this haunted message from behind the two way mirror will feed you & will clothe you in reverb misery from on high. C60 it is then (or just under). Side A repeats on Side B, which repeats on Side A.

Yol & Chalmers – ‘Discarded Carrier Bag Epiphanies’ C39 £4(World)
Two mighty manglers collide (or coalesce?). One with a noggin full o’ crumpled tape loops & the other with crumpler full o’ taped up noggin mangles. Yol & Chalmers is the magic alliance that lay buried beneath waves of late night shamblings, early morning trips to the tip & smooth, horizonless cruises down the magnetic speedway. Teeth chattering utterances meet tape squirling sonic quick-sand. Junk yard gamelan from the South Sea homeland – the clockwork luthier & his melted mind // a man, in a hole, arguing with the walls. They often say that pig’s orgasm can last 30 minutes. This little ratchet banger is 39 minutes in length or 130% pure porcine pleasure.

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Ratskin Records

DISAPPEARING – ‘Untitled’ CS
Disappearing is a rule-based project of Rain Lucien Matheke, an interdisciplinary artist and cat mother based out of Los Angeles. Rain is a trans woman living with a rare primary immune deficiency disease. She holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Art from California State University, Northridge, and has exhibited and performed throughout California, as well as in Nebraska and New York. The result of the growing necessity for greater attention to themes explored in other live settings, disappearing is focused on the use of tape loops, tape machines, and effects as a means of exploring concepts of decay, loss, memory, and transformation. Cover Art by : Rain Lucien Matheke. Layout by : Michael Daddona.

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Constellation Tatsu

PURR 0094: Liai – ‘Lili’
Description: Liai is the audio/visual project of Lo Bise, a Chicago-based experimental electronic musician and recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working largely with digital platforms such as Ableton Live and Max MSP, they create pieces inspired by Minimalist composition, techno and ambient.

PURR 0095: OCA – ‘Preset Music’
Description:OCA is a collaborative project by producer and musician Yo van Lenz (Through My Speakers, Monkeytown Records) and artist Florian T M Zeisig (Important Records/Cassauna, No Disk). ‘Preset Music’ is the result of sampling strategies working with looped segments, automation, pitch, timbre, speed and mapping amongst other.

PURR 0096: poemme – ‘Moments in Golden Light’
Poemme is the ambient project of Angela Klimek, who first began creating music for fun in 2016 to supplement her husband’s sleep music radio station, Ambient Sleeping Pill. Since then, she hasn’t been able to stop recording tracks for sleep as well as brighter, more daytime-oriented drones from Cleveland, Ohio. Moments in Golden Light is a small collection of such daytime soundscapes, painting a forest scene during the magical hour after sunrise in which the earth is bathed in gold.

PURR 0097: Mike Nigro & Andrew Osterhoudt – ‘Latitudes’
Description: Mike runs Oxtail Recordings and performs in the group Aviary (who he is on tour with now) – he also has several releases under his own name. Andrew has previously released music under the name Channeling, and works at RVNG Intl. Latitudes is spiritual / new age-ish / floaty / cosmic – referencing the interlacing common threads of all things, while dancing inside the stirring / moving spaces between those threads. A sort of micro/macro/micro observation of energy and movement.

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