Sunk Cost – ‘Altitude Sickness’ C40 Sunk Cost is Johnathan Cash, a young man based in Denver, Colorado who knows his noise composition. Altitude Sickness is fourty non-stop minutes of intense stereo-panning, hyper-active jump cuts and perfectly-timed breakdowns, in the tradition of the Japanese and American post-treaty leaders, with nary a moment wasted. Features guest electronics from Richard Ramirez on one track. 100 copies .
Nystrand/Klein – ‘Bayou Stickee’ C22 Dual hellfire studio collaboration recorded in Sweden from Nystrand (VMS Elit, Quack Quack, Heinz Hopf) and Klein (techno outlaw, here in psychedelic synth mode). Sharpened oscillators navigate the undercurrent of distortion and crumble. Sticky and chunky, like aural peanut brittle. 100 copies.
John Nap – ‘John Nap EP’ Telekosmik proudly announces our final release of the decade, an EP of tasty acid bangers from John Nap. The latest addition to the label roster, John Nap picks up from where the producer’s previous project, Traducer, left off. This new identity comes with a renewed sense of energy and focus that has resulted in his best work yet. The album’s six tracks surge and seethe through analog bass lines and fractured beats, with a musicality born from forced piano lessons as a kid. Continuing a love/hate relationship with modern technology, the artist chose to avoid careful computer composition in favor of a more spontaneous, free-flowing approach. The resulting EP is available now on cassette or as a digital download.
Corpse Twitcher – ‘Bring Your Dead’ Limited edition 40 copies. corpse tWitcHer provide ominous murk from deepest, darkest Gateshead (UK). Tectonic bass rumbles, tortured shrieks, guttural howls and an overall atmosphere of something terribly wrong. corpse tWitcHer is the often overlooked project of The Soundroom’s chief audio engineer and sonic experimentalist MP Wood (known for his work with Bong, Nathalie Stern, Blown Out, waheela; Mirrored Lips; Fret! and many more) and fellow noise merchant Paul Fellows, who also provided the album artwork.
The Corrupting Sea – ‘Ontology’ CS $8 81 minutes of synth drones and field recordings. A meditation on the nature of being.
Liquid Maus – ‘Carriage House’ CS $8 Ambient music with a bit of a beat in one track. A collaboration between Eric Bertrand and Jason Engling, that sat forgotten about for a decade. My shortest tape, and also the first I that I have hand spliced.
Arowan – ‘common quale’ CS $8 Also ambient music, with the occasional noisy parts. Also philosophically themed. The inspiration comes from his study of Phenomenology.
Glands of External Secretion – ‘Spicy Your Life’ A huge ursine pleasure to have Glands of External Secretion darken our door with 30 minutes of puddle-brain brilliance. The dreamscape explodes in every direction and the walls are splattered with shimmering sonic sunshine – a life-altering walkabout in the outback of the unconscious – expect messages from within to go straight to answerphone for the foreseeable. You’re on borrowed time. Describe it in a single word? sonic spongiform. C30 with day-glo MEXICO artwork by SG.
Odie Ji Ghast – ‘Give2Your Other… Hand’ AKA Greta Buitkute. Spoken word, spoken screech, spoken rattle – ripped off, ripped apart and re-assembled in undulating collision of blissful disorientation. Rhythms may come and rhythms may go, but we’ll always have Pott Shriggley as they say up our end. Messages from beyond creeping through the shattered wireless – engage your fifth eye and relax into the madness for once in your sodding lyf. C30 with “wood chip” artwork. All in all, a bloody good tape (and that’s swearing).
Yoni Silver – ‘Nethertongue’ Brass Challenger! Yoni Silver descends on the muddy cave with gifts of bright light and/or sonic collage. Side A rolls and warbles through the harmonic garden with its eyes firmly shut! Strange forms of life littering the landscape, while side B finds us back in Panic Town Upon Thames, edging passed the haunted workshop – a grinding growl relaxes into a symphony of whelps and wails before the grip is tightened one final time… CHEWY! Yoni shows off his broken beauty on the regz, find out when next here – yonisilver.wordpress.com/news Yoni plays bass clarinet, alto sax, violin and his own vocal folds. Clear tape with artwork by YS.
Les Halles C24 Baptiste Martin has been crafting fragile pastures of pan flute, field recordings, and stargazing keys as Les Halles since 2012, inspired by a formatively nostalgic night alone “watching the summer sky, thinking of all the mystery.” Hare Akedod, the antwerp-based label of David Edren (DSR Lines) and Bent Von Bent (Ōgon Batto), is proud to present Les Halles’ Golden Hour, a limited edition C24 cassette, the labels 11th release. “Golden Hour I-VI, was made on the computer, between Lyon and Paris in late 2018. I made dozens of patches with a modeling synth and tried to somehow recreate sounds of acoustic instruments, using happy accidents and randomness. Second side, Golden Hour VII, is a 12-minute piece that I started to compose during a week-long residency at Silo in Cannes-et-Clairan, South of France, September 2018. On site was a large concrete silo where the sound endlessly twirls and spins around. I composed the piece creating samples of different synths and various digital tools playing with the reverb. End of the afternoon after the working sessions, it was nice to go up the silo, sip wine and contemplate the golden hour with the co-residents.” B.Martin. Limited Edition of 90 clear frosty white tapes with gold print in golden cassette case with two sided fullcolour artwork. All tracks composed by Baptiste Martin in various places: Side A composed in Lyon and Paris, 2018. Side B was composed with the material recorded at the Silo Residency in Cannes-et-Clairan, 2018.
Scant – ‘Estrangement’ C24 Second MT tape for East Coast linchpin M. Boettke after 2015’s ‘Wake of Dissolution.’ Two untitled tracks of smoldering and combustible iron roar; the A-side being an impeccable decoding of the center of an incinerator rising to full steam, while Side B proceeds into the crackling of heat embers burning out, eventually giving way to an undercurrent pulse of sub bass oscillation. Mastered by John Pyle. 100 copies.
Ligature – ‘245 Days in Hell’ C20 NYC’s Chris Hansell — armed with the tools of AM radio, tape loops, field recordings, contact mic and synth — presents twenty minutes of harrowing audio drama and collage wrought from a period of deep personal turmoil. Isolated, repurposed audio materials form a subtle melodic backdrop with layers of organic and complimentary electro-acoustics uncoiling into focused outbursts of overloaded, poised harsh sculpture before descending into concrete ruminations. No help in sight. 100 copies.
Kalman/Fredrik Rasten – ‘Weaving a Fabric of Winds’ CD/LP Egil Kalman and Fredrik Rasten invite us for an idyllic journey where they explore long lasting and slowly developing chords and justly tuned harmonic relationships between an acoustic guitar with steel strings and a modular synthesizer. These are warm and depurated sounds that will stick into your head long after the music stops.
Glue – ‘II’ CS $5 The debut release by noise musician Glue. “II” is composed of two tracks of droning, shrieking noise and feedback. Sounds were made using free improvisational guitar as well as some field recordings, which were manipulated using a handful of effects. Inspiration for Glue’s sonic exploration comes from a range of musical influences, from the more abstract sounds found in harsh noise and ambient music to the more rock-oriented approach of punk rock and post-punk. “II” was released through Zazen Tapes on limited edition cassette (edition of 16).
Zherbin – ‘Comfort’ C38 The album is a result of experimenting with tape looping technique and sounds of different everyday objects. Getting rid of the nostalgic sound associated with tapes and focusing on noisy, sometimes harsh textures and spontaneous rhythms that short tape loops create. Cassette pressing is limited to 30 copies.