• Franck Vigroux ‎– Totem

    Franck Vigroux ‎– Totem
    Label: Aesthetical ‎– none
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Germany
    Released: 24 May 2019
    Style: Ambient, Noise, Techno, Experimental

    New full length album by one of France’s most singular contemporary composer. Reflecting on ancient culture’s use and reverence for emblematic monuments which most often represent myths and stories, the album’s narrative has been infused with such symbolic and depicts an envisioned mythology, unfolding through it’s 10 aural pieces. Franck Vigroux‘s music is unique and comprised of tectonic tension, pulsating rhythms and abrasive analog textures like few can produce. Applying his own calculated personal signature in his sonic explorations his distinctiveness comes not only by his unique approach to sound but also by his incorporation of new media practices and performing arts into his A/V work.
    Mastering by Denis Blackham.
    Cover Photography by Emile Barret, model Armand Yerly / 2010

    Double Vinyl Edition of 500 copies in matt laminated Gatefold Sleeve.
    10 Tracks. Running Time 55:10. UPC: 0694536562578 BUY

    CD Edition of 500 copies in matt laminated 4 panel Digipak.
    10 Tracks. Running Time 55:10. UPC: 0694536562585 BUY

  • Kryptogen Rundfunk ‎– Elusive Trajectories 2003-2006

    Kryptogen Rundfunk ‎– Elusive Trajectories 2003-2006
    Label: KultFront ‎– KF-XXXIII, Zhelezobeton ‎– ZHB-LXXIV
    Series: Znaki
    Format: CD, Compilation, Limited Edition
    Country: Russia
    Released: 22 Feb 2019
    Style: Drone, Noise, Experimental, Industrial

    Limited edition of 300 copies.

    01. Old Recipe For Modern Society
    Recorded in February-March 2003. Released on the CD compilation Extreme Music From Russia (Susan Lawly, 2004). Dedicated to the phenomenon of oprichnina implemented by the tsar Ivan IV «Grozny» in Russia between 1565 and 1572. Sound sources: radio, digital synthesis & processing.

    02. Vision Reflections
    Recorded in November 2003. Released on the CD compilation Like Music To Their Ears Vol. 2 (Mechanoise Labs, 2004). Sound sources: radio, digital synthesis & processing.

    03. No Hamsters Were Harmed During The Recording Of This Song
    Recorded in December 2004. Released on the CD compilation Roulette Russe Pour Un Peu De Caviar (Monochrome Vision, 2007). Sound sources: Rokton, Polyvox, Faemi-1M, radio.

    04. Kopusta!
    Previously unreleased. Recorded in March 2004 for the compilation «Amazing Hare Johann», which never came out. Sound sources: radio, female voice, found samples, digital processing.

    05. Submarine Lysergine
    Recorded in July 2004. Released on the Untitled split CD-R with Lunar Abyss and Timur Kujanov (Extremal Psychonauts, 2004). Sound sources: Yunost-21, Polyvox, distortion pedal, radio, digital processing.

    06. BZ
    Recorded in January-February 2005. Released on the double CD-R compilation How To Stay Young & Healthy In A Modern World (Abgurd, 2006). Named after BZ toxic substance. Sound sources: Polyvox, radio, guitar, breath, digital processing.

    07. The Glass From Leng
    Previously unreleased. Recorded in November 2003 for a compilation dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft, which never came out. Sound sources: radio, digital synthesis & processing.

    08. RNS (wry loop mix)
    Recorded in April 2004, previously unreleased. Sound sources: a track by Public Immorality – Radio NaziSatanica, digital processing.

    09. Disassembler
    Recorded in November 2004. Released on the CD-R compilation Negative Message From Collective Mind (Spirals Of Involution, 2005). Sound sources: Polyvox, radio.

    10. Ether Spy Babka_rkTM4x4
    Recorded in July 2005. Released on the double CD-R compilation Avtogen-Shaitan (Ostroga, 2007). Sound sources: Rokton, distrortion pedal, radio, Udmurtian women choir.

    11. Mamasha
    Recorded in November 2005. Released on the CD compilation Red Square (KultFront, 2005).

    12. Travka Zeleneet
    Recorded in January 2004. Released on the split mini-CD-R Thalamus with Ritualnaya Bioingeneria and Hladna (KultFront / Zhelezobeton, 2005), commemorating the first embodiment of the «Thalamus» festival. Sound sources: radio, found samples, digital synthesis & processing.

    13. Splinters
    Recorded in September 2003. Released on the V.A. CD-R compilation (Nixrec, 2006). Sound sources: radio, singing bowl, digital synthesis & processing.

    14. Throughout Time
    Recorded in November 2005. Released on the double CD compilation …It Just Is (In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance) (Fulldozer Records / Nocharizma, 2005). Sound sources: Time Machines eponymous album, digital processing.

    15. See You In 6 Hours
    Previously unreleased. Recorded on July 15, 2006 for the compilation of one second tracks «Sloppy Seconds», which never came out. Sound sources: plastic, radio, digital synthesis & processing. Dedicated to Katerina Zet.

    All tracks constructed at Base Station and re-mastered in January 2019.

    Buy

  • Koufar ‎– Phoenicianism

    Label: Old Captain ‎– OCCD36
    Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Country: Ukraine
    Released: 07 Mar 2018
    Style: Power Electronics, Noise, Political

    Phoenicianism was recorded in Oakland, CA in 2017. Originally released on Nil By Mouth in 2017 in an edition of 90 copies.
    Remastered by Andy Lippoldt. Digipack design by Aldo Volpe. Koufar Logo by Si Clark.

    Lebanon was and always will be the mistress of hysteria. Lebanon was and always will be schizophrenic. Zena El Khalil.
    All praises due to God, Olegh, Aldo, Andy, Sam and Sa3d Akl (Allah yirhamnuh ya habibi).

    Released in a full-colour matte-laminated 6-panel Digipak in edition of 300 copies.

    Buy: http://gh-records.com/power-electronics/1937-koufar-phoenicianism.html

    Payment methods:
    PayPal
    Pay by bankwire
    Pay whith cash on delivery (COD)

  • Merzbow ‎– Exoking

    Merzbow ‎– Exoking

    Label: Old Captain ‎– OCCD37
    Format:CD, Album
    Country:Ukraine
    Released:15 Apr 2018
    Style: Experimental, Noise

    Merzbow ‘Exoking’ record is a rare allegedly lost tape from obscure 1990’s.

    Tracklist:
    1. Unknown Mix (40:58)

    Recording: Unknown (1990s)
    Sources: Unknown

    Mixed and mastered from original 4ch Cassette Master Tape at Munemihouse on March 2018 by Masami Akita.

    Buy: http://gh-records.com/noise/1940-merzbow-exoking.html

    Payment methods:
    PayPal
    Pay by bankwire
    Pay whith cash on delivery (COD)

  • Golpea Tu Cerebro: Spanish Underground Cassette Culture, 1980-1988

    Label: Insane Muzak ‎– NON1001
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo
    Country: Spain
    Released: 07 Feb 2018
    Style:Industrial, Noise, Experimental

    *2LP BOXSET INCLUDING 52 PAGE LP-SIZED INSERT WITH ENGLISH / SPANISH LINER NOTES AND PHOTOS.

    *REMASTERED SOUND.

    *DOWNLOAD CARD INCLUDED.

    *LIMITED TO 440 HAND-NUMBERES COPIES.

    *OFFICIAL RELEASE

    *NOT TO BE REPRESSED!
    ——————————————————————————————

    “Golpea Tu Cerebro” (“Shake Your Brain”) is the first ever vinyl compilation dedicated to the unknown yet fascinating Spanish underground cassette scene from the ’80s.

    In the early 80s, with few resources but unlimited imagination, youngsters all across Spain started recording at home their experimental, noise, electronic and industrial cassettes.

    They were influenced by DIY, Futurism, Dada as well as by the early Industrial bands (Throbbing Gristle, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, S.P.K, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Esplendor Geométrico, etc), which were championed in Spain thanks to adventurous radio shows, fanzines and mail order catalogues selling imported and domestic albums and cassettes.

    We’re talking about what probably was the first DIY and truly independent music scene in Spain. The dark side of the “Movida”. Individualism and avant-gardism in opposition to superficiality and emptiness. Most of these projects were just one-man operations or collectives created by friends. We’re talking about underground tape labels like ä.d.n, El Consumo Del Miedo, Auxilio de Cientos, S.T.I., Obreros del Sonido, Toracic Tapes, 3EM…and fanzines like Cloruro Sónico, Necronomicon, Particular Motors, Syntorama, El Papel de la Merienda…

    They released their cassettes in limited homemade editions and there were lot of exchanges with other creators and participations in compilation cassettes from worldwide labels within the International Tape Network.

    Featuring legendary names like LA OTRA CARA DE UN JARDÍN, COMANDO BRUNO, LÍNEA TÁCTICA. FRANCISCO LÓPEZ, UVEGRAF, ÉTICA MAKINAL, L’AKSTREMAUNÇIÓ, NEO ZELANDA, SEPTIEMBRE NEGRO, TÉCNICA MATERIAL, FÍSODO 13.4 along with obscurities like EL ENTERRADOR ENTERRADO, 1985, ZUMBI-2, BRIGADA NADIE and more.

    Including tracks originally released on rare cassettes and compilations along with a few previously unreleased ones.

    Sound taken from the original cassettes / reel-to reels and remastered by Ángel Álvarez (Septiembre Negro / Linneo Dos).

    Primitive harsh noise; dark electronics; wild tape manipulation; electroacoustic noise and just homemade weirdness…

    52 page bilingual English / Spanish insert includes and introduction/ essay and detailed info about each artist. Lots of photos and memorabilia are also included.

    RIYL: ESPLENDOR GEOMÉTRICO, THROBBING GRISTLE, NON, WHITEHOUSE, NURSE WITH WOUND, VIVENZA, MAURIZIO BIANCHI…

    ——————————————————————————

    *2LP EN CAJA RÍGIDA DE CARTÓN CON LIBRETO BILINGÜE ESPAÑOL / INGLÉS DE 52 PÁGINAS.
    *SONIDO REMASTERIZADO
    *CUPÓN DE DESCARGA
    *EDICIÓN OFICIAL LIMITADA A 440 COPIAS NUMERADAS A MANO QUE NO SE REPRENSARÁ
    ———————————————————————————————

    “Golpea Tu Cerebro” es la primera recopilación en vinilo dedicada la todavía desconocida pero fascinante escena española underground de cassettes de los 80.

    Con muy pocos medios, pero gran imaginación, una serie de creadores, la mayoría de ellos muy jóvenes, empezaron a principios de los 80 a grabar sus cintas ruidosas, industriales, electrónicas y experimentales. Estaban influidos por las vanguardias artísticas del siglo XX (Futurismo, Dada, Surrealismo) así como por el mail-art, el DIY y por el bombazo que supone la irrupción de pioneros de la música industrial (Throbbing Gristle, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, S.P.K, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Esplendor Geométrico, etc), que se dieron a conocer en España gracias a programas de radio, fanzines, revistas y catálogos de venta por correo de discos de importación y cassettes nacionales y extranjeras.

    Estamos hablando de la que se podría considerar como la primera escena autosuficiente, DIY e independiente que se produce en nuestro país. El reverso tenebroso de la Movida. Individualismo y radicalidad sonora frente a frivolidad y superficialidad.

    La mayoría de los protagonistas de esta escena eran células individuales o colectivos formados por amigos, dispersos por todo el territorio español. En cualquier ciudad o pueblo, no sólo en grandes urbes como Madrid o Barcelona, aparecían inquietos personajes editando fanzines o grabando sus cintas experimentales. Comienzan a aparecer sellos como ä.d.n, El Consumo Del Miedo, Auxilio de Cientos, S.T.I., Obreros del Sonido, Toracic Tapes, 3EM…y fanzines como Cloruro Sónico, Necronomicon, Particular Motors, Syntorama, El Papel de la Merienda…

    Editaban sus cassettes en ediciones muy limitadas y caseras y hubo multitud de intercambios con grupos, sellos y creadores, tanto nacionales como extranjeros, así como participaciones en recopilaciones de sellos de cassettes de todo el mundo, englobados dentro de la “International Tape Network”.

    Aquí encontrarás a nombres legendarios como LA OTRA CARA DE UN JARDÍN, COMANDO BRUNO, LÍNEA TÁCTICA. FRANCISCO LÓPEZ, UVEGRAF, ÉTICA MAKINAL, L’AKSTREMAUNÇIÓ, SEPTIEMBRE NEGRO, NEO ZELANDA TÉCNICA MATERIAL, FÍSODO 13.4, etc, junto a sujetos más oscuros como EL ENTERRADOR ENTERRADO, 1985, ZUMBI-2, BRIGADA NADIE y muchos más.

    El libreto a tamaño LP de 52 páginas ofrece información detallada sobre toda esta escena y los creadores incluidos, además de raras fotos, memorabilia, etc.

    Todas las canciones han sido seleccionadas de raras cassettes y recopilaciones de la época y se incluyen algunas inéditas.
    Sonido extraído de las cassettes y bobinas originales y remasterizado por Ángel Álvarez (Septiembre Negro / Linneo Dos).

    Ruido extremo, proto-harsh noise, electrónica oscura, manipulación de cinta, ruido electroacústico, primitivos sonidos industriales y todo tipo de experimentación casera “házlo-tu-mismo”.

    Recomendado si te gustan: ESPLENDOR GEOMÉTRICO, THROBBING GRISTLE, NON, WHITEHOUSE, NURSE WITH WOUND, VIVENZA, MAURIZIO BIANCHI, MERZBOW…

    TRACKLIST:

    CARA A

    1. BULBO RAQUÍDEO – Cuando me entra el telele (1981)
    2. EL PUNTO DE VISTA OPERATIVO – Preparado para la guerra (1981)
    3. COMANDO BRUNO – Los descuidos de Marsha (1984)
    4. LA OTRA CARA DE UN JARDÍN – Acedera (1985)
    5. FÉLIX MENKAR – Cantos imaginarios (1986)
    6. ÉTICA MAKINAL – El placer de la carne (1986)
    7. L’AKSTREMAUNÇIÓ – Hrönir (1986)

    CARA B

    1. C-307 – K-04 (1986)
    2. QUAXAR – Ominous scrab (1985)
    3. EL ENTERRADOR ENTERRADO – La yugular del petróleo (1988)
    4. ZUSSAMENWÄCHSEN – Sin Título (Extracto) (1984)
    5. TÉCNICA MATERIAL – Los que sufren (1986)
    6. BRIGADA NADIE – Sin Título (Extracto) (1986)
    7. UVEGRAF – Área Pupilar (1986)

    CARA C

    1. LÍNEA TÁCTICA – Ambient music for empty congress (1980)
    2. FÍSODO 13.4 – El universo es mi casa (1986)
    3. NEO ZELANDA – Morgana (1984)
    4. ZUMBI-2 – Frecuencias (1986)
    5. INTERACCIÓN – Ayuten (1985)
    6. POLÍDRICO – Sin Título (Extracto) (1986)

    CARA D

    1. IÉXIMAL JÉLIMITE – La noche de las vísceras palpitantes (1985)
    2. FRANCISCO LÓPEZ – Untitled (1980)
    3. SEPTIEMBRE NEGRO – La inspiración de las escrituras (1984)
    4. EL COLECCIONISTA DE POLIEDROS – Golpea tu cerebro (Daña tu mente) (1986)
    5. 1985 – Madrid es una ciudad mundial (1984)
    6. OH-CASIO-ÓN – Anuncios por palabras (1987)

    Buy: 40 € http://gh-records.com/http-wwwgh-recordscom-/1824-golpea-tu-cerebro-spanish-underground-cassette-culture-1980-1988.html

    Payment methods:
    PayPal
    Pay by bankwire
    Pay whith cash on delivery (COD)