• Kollaps ‎– Mechanical Christ

    Kollaps ‎– Mechanical Christ
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR269CD
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 28 May 2019
    Style: Industrial

    Australian post-industrialists KOLLAPS are a three piece creating a unique brand of primitive noise “intended for degenerates and outsiders”. The bands’ distinctive primordial tones are created using appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel plates combined with blistering percussion, bass and vocals. This is no empty “industrial” gesture, for the band this process of creation facilitates the literal use of postmodern society against itself.|

    Mechanical Christ, the bands’ sophomore release, is a conceptual continuation of its predecessor Sibling Lovers. This release sees Kollaps further their exploration of the inherent societal sickness of our times, one that manifests itself in the debasement of individual morality. Themes of exploitation, vengeance, drug addiction, paranoia and slave labour are part of a dissonant, inverted morality play. Testament to the bands’ evolving conceptual depth are the overarching themes of love, life and death that offer a sense of shared experience in the discomfort of the universal human experience. Known for their violent and nihilistic stage performances, this recording encapsulates with harsher clarity the visceral confrontation that is Kollaps’ live act.

    Mechanical Christ was recorded and mixed over a two-month period at Aviary Studios by Mike Deslandes, and mastered by James Plotkin/Plotkinworks. It is a 36-minute journey into the desperation and lack of resolve that is both the crux of modern social ills and at the very heart of the human condition.

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2296-kollaps-mechanical-christ.html

  • Merzbow ‎– Hermerzaphrodites

    Merzbow ‎– Hermerzaphrodites
    Label: Old Europa Cafe ‎– OECD 269
    Format: 2 × CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Italy
    Released: 30 Apr 2019
    Style: Noise, Experimental, Ambient

    Limited edition of 300 copies. Comes in a six-panel Digipak.

    An unusual MERZBOW double CD album.
    Two very different CD’s boundedin one unique album:
    § On one disc sounds are more «Ambient Style» with a free piano and many field recordings, far and rumbling rythms and rumours (The Piano Lento ma non Troppo Madness)

    § On other disc sounds are explong deep into «Poly-Rhythmic’s», continuosly beating & popping plus additionall sqeezeing & exploding sounds
    (The Pop-Corn Psychedelia), to me this is the soundtrack for a new psychedelic dance.

    A different & very intriguing «MERZBOW / HERMAPHRODITIC» sound.

    Special «Hermaphriditic» art-work by Lilian Pelizzari Giust.
    Six panels digipak full of colours & hermaphroditic images for a complete psychedelic experience.

    Tracklist:
    CD 1

    1. Bite of Salt Water
      CD 2
    2. Morpheus Ambition
    3. Albatros

    https://gh-records.com/home/2295-merzbow-hermerzaphrodites.html

    Merzbow ‎– Hermerzaphrodites
  • Ain Soph ‎– Aurora

    Ain Soph ‎– Aurora
    Label: Old Europa Cafe ‎– OECD 053 II, Misty Circles ‎– MCR79
    Format: CD, Album, Remastered 
    Country: Italy
    Released: 2012
    Style: Neofolk, Industrial

    After his first edition back in 1992 on Cthulhu Records and the OEC re-edition in 2003 here comes the 3rd edition of this cult album. 
    As for the first re-edition to the album was added one unreleased exclusive track recorded during the same first Aurora recording sessions but never used on any album nor compilations. 
    Digipack artwork basically in the same form of the original but for the first time all lyrics on the booklet are in both : original languages (such as Italian, French, Spanish, Latin ..) and English translations. 
    The whole album was completely re-mastered for best and high quality sounds

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2293-ain-soph-aurora.html

  • raison d’être ‎– Anima Caelum

    raison d’être ‎– Anima Caelum
    Label: Old Europa Cafe ‎– OECD300
    Format: 2 × CD, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 30 Apr 2019
    Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial

    Anima Caelum contains both complete live sets and selection of tracks from live recordings by raison d’être, from performances stretching from the world tours of 2014-2015 to the very unique moment at the once-in-a-lifetime event Cold Meat Industry 30 years Anniversary Live in 2017 performing one track from each of his Cold Meat Industry studio albums.
    This is apocalyptic music that can bring life to heaven!

    Originally released on Old Europa Cafe as a double MC in 2018, now revised and remastered for CD-format and optimum sound quality.

    Tracklist:
    CD 1
    De Produndis
    Mourning
    Spiraal
    Inner Depths Of Sadness
    Reflecting In Shadows
    End Of A Cycle
    The Shadow Of The Soul
    Metamorphyses – Phase VI
    Without The Shedding There Is No Forgiveness
    Passing Inner Shields – End
    The Verge Of Somnolence
    My Souls Is Darkened
    Shedding The Guilt

    Track 1 – 10 recorded live at Cold Meat Industry 30 years Anniversary Live, at Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden – 2017-11-04, with edits and overdubs to correct problems.
    Track 11 recorded live at Bolkow Castle Party 2015-07-18
    Track 12 – 13 recorded live at Cleveland Radio show 2014-10-23

    CD 2
    Purification
    Old Wounds Opened
    Shedding The Guilt
    A Flaming Ordeal
    Closer to The Abyss
    The Water Of Cleansing
    Sharing The Guilt
    The Shadow Weaver
    Shedding
    Old Wounds Opened

    Track 1 – 7 recorded live at Jerusalem, Israel 2015-05-09
    Track 8 recorded live at Montreal 2014-10-15
    Track 9 recorded live at Poznan 2014-03-29
    Track 10 recorded live at Miami 2014-10-30

    All music by Peter Andersson 1991-2017.
    Recorded live 2014-2017.

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2292-raison-d-etre-anima-caelum.html

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    Satori ‎– Dispossession

    Satori ‎– Dispossession
    Label: COD noizes ‎– SHUM18
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Russia
    Released: 25 Dec 2018
    Style: Power Electronics, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise

    British industrial veterans Satori was formed in Margate, Kent by Dave Kirby and Robert Maycock in 1984. Origially called Psychopath. Satori have released material on cult labels which represented post-industrial music culture in its absolute form: Zeal SS, Broken Flag, Cold Spring Records, Tesco Organization / Functional Organization, Malignant Records and many more. They collaborated and splitted the stage with Sutcliffe Jügend, Nadja, Abbatoir and Merzbow. Comprising a mixture of dark ambient, harsh noise and power electronics with a harder and heavier percussive beat than before Satori now present a collection of new songs “Dispossession”.

    Album, consisting of twelve tracks with a total length more than an hour, has been released as a luxury matte laminated digipak housed in a matte laminated cardboard slipcase decorated with glossy stencil UV-varnish printing.

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2221-satori-dispossession.html