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
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.
The New Blockaders – Live At Sonic City Label: Cold Spring – CSR261CD Format: CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video Country: UK Released: 11 Mar 2019 Style: Noise, Industrial, Experimental
Live At Sonic City includes an audio / visual document of TNB’s last ever live performance which took place at the Thurston Moore-curated Sonic City festival in Kortrijk, Belgium in 2017. Fans of Noise music will need no introduction to the work of TNB. Ron Lessard, of legendary US Noise label RRRecords, once stated, «I’d give the nod to TNB as being the first truly devoted Noise artists». TNB served as a major influence on legendary Noise pioneers such as Merzbow and their influence on the current crop of popular crossover Noise artists such as Wolf Eyes is immeasurable. TNB’s performance at Sonic City can best be described as a noise symphony: metal-bashing and grinding, hammering, eviscerating microphone feedback, torrents of glorious mangle and harsh electronics all skilfully blended with a collage of manifold sounds and dynamics. Far from being a typical Noise show, TNB’s performance (if it can be described as such) contained elements of absurdist theatre and performance art, although I’m sure TNB would be loathe to be described as such. A magnificent display of The Art Of Noise, TNB as defiant as ever in their total rejection of everything.
«For optimal enjoyment we recommend that this DVD be viewed with no sound».
CD and DVD in 6-panel digipak.
«…a chaotic ballroom blitz with noise galore, tables overturned and what sounds like people screaming from the rafters and at a distance… it’s far less of one of those in-situ improv sessions and more like an all out performance art assault on the senses» (Toneshift)
Personnel: Rupenus / Niemand Recorded by: Michiel De Maeseneer Post-production / mix: Philippe Niemand Mastered by: Phil Julian Filmed / Edited by Jens Vranck (a.k.a. Spookstad) Photos: Shadows Lights, Alex Vanhee, Baby R.I. Layout: Abby Helasdottir
These recordings were initially titled «The Side Effects of Life», which was a working title for Coil’s legendary album, «Love’s Secret Domain».
The music presented here are demos / mixes of material that was later released as the «Love’s Secret Domain» album and includes part of the ‘Wrong Eye/Scope’ 7″.
The original cassette (only a handful are known to exist) was sent to WaxTrax! records in 1989 ahead of the planned future release of «Love’s Secret Domain» on the label. The track «Love’s Secret Domain» was subsequently released on the Various – ! (Wax Trax! Sampler #2) cassette. The album was finally released by Torso (Europe) and Wax Trax! (USA) in 1991.
These recordings and mixes are incredibly rare, and demonstrate Coil’s working towards the final pieces that would make up «Love’s Secret Domain».
Ain Soph – Finis Gloriæ Mundi Label: Old Europa Cafe – OECD 256 Format: CD, Album Country: Italy Released: 2018 Style: Industrial, Ambient, Chanson, Experimental
Long time in the making.
16 years after OKTOBER and 26 after the seminal AURORA here comes the 3rd part of AIN SOPH trilogy on the «Modern World».
Six surprising and very mature tracks.
Sounds range from Velvet Undergound’isch Psychedelya to Dark-industrial, from European Cabaret to Beating-Danceable rythms, from Crooner songs to Esoteric-Ritual…
But most of all the entire album has this unique «magic and spiritual» feeling that only AIN SOPH can create.
Vocals on «Ombre nel Silenzio» by Dara de Morte
Vocals on «God is at Home» by Annabel Moynihan
Digipak including folding booklet with all texts and notes and 4 inserts with full colour paintings of the 4 Archangels.