GENERAL INFORMATION

We are a low-profile swedish mailorder who carry mainly twelve inch vinyl in the experimental music region.

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All mailorder work is made on spare time -- please allow at least one week before your order goes out. Most often the package leaves a day or two after the order is made.

PAYMENT

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POSTAGE

The prices to the right does NOT include postage. You are responsible for calculating and adding your own postage. Use the drop-down menu below.
Double LPs count as two LPs, triple LP sets as three LPs and so on.

The other option is to reserve items through orders [@] millstonevinyl [.] se and get a total including postage [This also applies to orders with several different formats].

Tracked or registered packages costs extra - just send an email and we'll get back to you with the details.

Items from the mailorder can also be paid + handed out personally if in Stockholm/Sweden.

PLEASE NOTE! All sealed vinyl will be opened and sent outside it's cover to avoid possible seam damage. Records are meant to be played not gather value.

Sweden:
1 x 12" vinyl: add 65 SEK
2-3 x 12" vinyls: add 80 SEK
4-7 x 12" vinyls: add 118 SEK

1 x cassette / CD: add 35 SEK
2-3 x cassettes / CDs: add 55 SEK
Postage for ONE cassette/CD is free of charge when ordered with 2 or 4-5 vinyls.

Outside Sweden:
1 x 12" vinyl: add 110 SEK
2-3 x 12" vinyls: add 170 SEK
4-7 x 12" vinyls: add 210 SEK

1 x cassette / CD: add 60 SEK
2-3 x cassettes / CDs: add 90 SEK
Postage for ONE cassette/CD is free of charge when ordered with 2 or 4-5 vinyls.

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Upcoming:

CONTRASTATE - life without agriculture - CD [Drone Records]

ET SI C'ETAIT LE VENT QUI AVAIT RAISON - various artists - LP [Ferns]

HAMILTON, JAMES - comaocean - 3CD [The Keraunograph Organisation]

MIZUTANI, KIYOSHI - cemetery - LP [Ferns]

Millstone vinyl
(AD)VANCE(D) - two events - LP [Waystyx]
199 SEK
Two events, yes, absolutely, why not! I don't have anything better to do anyway. Maybe not the most selling title but who cares? This is prime organic drone to get lost in, strange choir loops flowing in and out - like a house affected by a flood, alarming waves and their aftermath. Slowly the memories comes back from a distant past, filled with bicycle spokes, locks, birdsong. We drift into a slightly more light-hearted domain and gets stuck in the memories. The other event feels a bit more timeless with its clickings, orchestral loop and backwards sounds - there's something hovering, dreamy about it. The album succeeds in being both dark and at the same time familiar, unpretentious, with its everyday bits and pieces. Packaged in an obscure 6 x 12" fold out poster, with small postcard insert. Last copy.
AF URSIN - itinera - LP [La Scie Doree]
179 SEK
Described as Van Luijks first all electronic album - where earlier records felt close this one drifts off into thin air, both in sound and vision. Maybe a too obvious comparison but I can't help to think on Tangerine Dreams earlier spacey movements where experimentation was central and melodies not. A subtle, abstract but solemnly calculated effort which demands several, deep listens. One of the real treats of 2017, no doubt. Eyewatering, easy to sink into packaging plus clear vinyl. Last copy.
AF URSIN - trois memoires discretes - LP [La Scie Doree]
249 SEK
Excellent work from Belgiums Af Ursin, even more stripped down approach with slow moving sounds from horns, flute and organ and less layering, nearing modern classical music more than drone. Nice 78' shellac replica labels!
A HANDFUL OF DUST - the eightness of adam qadmon - LP [Ikuisuus / Hyster Tapes]
199 SEK
Like a fuck off to everything remotely composed or structured, this New Zealand group gathered up a slew of instruments like synth, flute, guitar, violin + bottles and voice and set off to improvise. I may be a boring bastard coming from the wrong end of the spectrum but I won't even try to like this circuspresentation music / Anton LaVey on steroids / Konduktor-silliness, recorded on a fifth generation tape + recorder in another room. Eight tracks of fooling around and messing about, trying different combination of sounds and instruments. While I can appreciate the fact that someone actually puts money on a LP-reissue of this former cassette from 1994, it still is a complete waste of time. The first minute is ok though.
ALLEGORY CHAPEL LTD. - without tears: noise in theory & practice - LP [Throne Heap]
99 SEK
So Elden, do I think this is a good album? I actually haven't heard much of his earlier work, so I can't compare, but the start is full of loops and digital swoosh and glitch which leaves me completely unaffected. Some of the original sounds works but this unrelenting use of digital mixing-up destroys the first tracks for me. There are hints of Astro-esque space noise here and there and while the total assembly shows signs of good compositional abilities it just doesn't grab my attention. Strangely enough the little awkward and up-tempo "drugs & sex-club-song" with it's TG rhythm and the last live track with its pulsating and trancelike atmosphere works best. Hoppa alltsa direkt till sida B! The cover must be a "fuck you" to the 00's noise scene in the US? Last copy.
ALTAR OF FLIES - aterblick - 3LP [White Centipede Noise]
479 SEK
These three new works leaves the more composed, bleak nature of recent releases a bit behind and instead focuses more on the active textural feedback and improvised stomping about. This has been described as a harsher, rougher, fully blown AOF but the total result is actually less noisy than I thought. Personally I don't find the noisier parts all that inspiring but what is, is the links to and from them - the plentyful transport routes, with their balanced combination of staggering low end and the high-pitched sonically detailed loops. The simplistic, eerie nature of "Vintern kommer in" and the industrial ambience of "Ensamt och stilla" is quite fantastic. As always, fully recommended. Count postage as two LPs! Last copy.
AMPH - control - LP [Verlautbarung]
169 SEK
After a few years of silence Amph return with their first full length LP for Verlautbarung. As ever a slow dissonance and growing tension formed by the use and abuse of magnetic tape. Suggestive backward pulses, cumulative sound-rustle and overlapping psychedelic looping are the main ingredients. Despite the occational hissy and rumbling nature of these recordings this is a fairly fine-tuned album, slightly less chaotic with a clear flow overall, but with the stirring sense of compositional skill intact. Edition of 223 copies in printed color sleeves with burnt detail.
ANEMONE TUBE - in the vortex of dionysian reality - LP [The Epicurean / Blossoming Fern]
119 SEK
Ticking off an ambitious concept which in fact eludes me - a hope for spiritual reawakening and the bleak future for the human race with their nonplussed faces? While i'm usually not drawn to this rather "sterile", electronic and modern soundworld, where controlled, reverbdrenched feedback is used together with soft, slow synthesizer melodies (actually reminiscent of LJDLP), colliding with police sirens gets me quite captured. It's essentially an orchestral dark ambient record, disguised by waves of shriek and looping field recordings with a very calculated and composed approach. A good album to discover.
ANENZEPHALIA - ephemeral dawn - DLP [Tesco]
449 SEK
Now this one grabbed my then 19 year old soul back in 1996 when it originally came out on CD! Simple but effective, minimalist structures of sterile discomfort plus the unmistakably commanding voice of Mr. Moloch, spewing out his views of society - from what I gather from his monologue the catastrophe was already upon us in the mid-90's. There are certain tracks with a driving rhythmic quality which sets this apart from the rest, in combination with oscillating, flanging synths, heavy bass loops and the use of voice patterns as an instrument. This is pure, cold industrial musicin best SPK-tradition in my book - a place to gather strength or bitter purity from. In gatefold cover + large fold-out insert with the original artwork. No fancy remaster either, mind you. Taste the waste for the human race! Total recommendation.
ARV & MILJO - valnad av fornskog - LP [Discreet]
249 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
AUBE - spindrift - LP [Robert & Leopold]
219 SEK
Reissue of the first G.R.O.S.S. tape and one of Nakajima's first recordings as Aube, and an edition visually faithful to the original cassette. Starts out with distorted drops of water, gradually increasing cacophony, crispy layers that drowns you and it becomes harder to keep track of the individual sounds. There's some air too, fortunately. At the end of the first side we're almost reaching "rubber soles of squash-shoes against the gym floor"-territory. Second side goes into harsh mode immediately with a slightly more hectic pacing and the crunchy intermediate portion where a couple of new sounds steers way is very good. American import so a bit pricey - sorry!
BARSTOOL MOUNTAIN - tightrope walker - LP [Absurd Exposition]
219 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time.
BIZARRE UPROAR - cunt animal - LP [Freak Animal]
239 SEK
No description available at this time.
BLADH, MARTIN - study for a theater of cruelty - CD [Annihilvs]
49 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase! Last copy.
BLADH, MARTIN - umbilical cords - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
Segerhuva hereby presents the first solo recordings of Martin Bladh, who also resides in the acclaimed avantgarde group IRM and the more experimental unit Skin Area, both now widely known for their charismatic live-shows. This is a highly personal recording, which takes some firm mature steps further into physical essence and digs deep into the walls of the mothers utero with its hypnotic drones and drenching layers of organic sounds from cymbals, stringinstruments, accordeon and bass, all treated with great care and respect. Instrumental throughout, bicephalous in the way of screeching, shuddering sounds and drowsy in opposition. There is something strangely slippery about the recordings, a frightening, obtuse atmosphere embedded in silk and soft controlled feedback. Receivers take note: fully stunning in retro-spect. Are you in need of fetal life support? Take a journey through the body and experience the monotony and the pain of birth. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-6 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
BLOD - my beloved daughters - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
At last we are able to present this eagerly awaited CD by Sweden's most hardened sexnoise extremist. No hyperbole needed - if you are at all serious about noise and/or LOVE, you should get this. Guaranteed to leave your eardrums like a pair of flogged ass-cheeks... Sore, numb, and aching for more... Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-6 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
BLOOD OV THEE CHRIST - master control - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
"Master Control was meant to hurt, and it did. It still does. Now 20 years later it comes across as a work of true and deeply original vision. Even better than the first time. Obviously it takes its departure from the Iphar/Whitehouse/Broken Flag-tradition, but rapidly takes a weird turn and ends up somewhere else; at the very edge of a completely unknown territory. The unspeakable mad landscapes of HP Lovecraft seems to be one point of reference, snuffmovies by Brazilian deathsquads another. And plenty of attitude in between. Sure, it's the work of a mad man, but it's also the work of a stunningly apocalyptic genius; it will likely blow your mind as it did mine. This is extremely powerful stuff. I never quite recovered from this one." - from the liner notes by Tommy Olsson. Most people tend to want to forget, we don't. That is why we have chosen to re-release this killer tape. Master Control was originally released as an ultra-obscure tape back in 1988, and listening to it now, it is clear that it has stood the test of time, and sounds just as raw, visceral and bloodthirsty as it did back then. We are not re-releasing this because someone involved got famous doing folk music years later, no we do it simply because we think it deserves to be more than a rumour at the outer fringes of lunatic Norrland. This is how we remember music from when we were kids -- dark, obsessive, and frightening as hell. Master Control contains the original c-60 plus a 10 minute bonustrack recorded in 1988. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-6 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase! Two last copies ever.
BLUE CHEMISE - flower studies - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
199 SEK
Repetitive piano with a bit of field recordings and droning string-accentuations, with the occational weird, skew little melodies thrown in (has me reaching for the forgotten last Novy Svet cassette). All titles responding to different plants, and flowers in particular - I can't but help to wonder if the theme or music came first? Not that it really matters. The strength here lies in it's non-complexity, it's lighthearted and not quite fragile nature. A short and intimate album for daydreaming, just as the theme's beauty suggests.
BOSS, SANDRA, OLESEN, JONAS & LAUGE MELDGAARD, ANDERS - sol op - works for midified & modified pipe organs - LP [Art Into Life / Stevns Avantgard Forsyning]
169 SEK
As I tend to follow the Art Into Life label out of Japan, this danish trio playing pipe organs sparked my interest a bit - this is mostly playful music (with respect for the subject matter) and some diving into traditional organ drone territory. Well performed, like a small box of earcandy with the right amount of layering - not too minimal, not too rich. Titles reflecting the sounds (sunrise, birds, wind, woods, machines and sundown), all with their own specific character. The strength here lies in variation and the relative shortness of the individual tracks. Sweet! Last copy.
CAROLINE K - now wait for last year - LP [Narcolepsia / 4iB / Old Captain]
199 SEK
Must be one of the most re-issued records in the history of post-industrial music (except for the giants of the genre)? A title which aims both right now, forwards and backwards. The a-side is long form drone, slow exploration of new sounds that viscously changes the overall shape. Small thrown in sounds like cats meows that broadens the picture, a veil of echoing loops from synth and voices. The b-side is much more song oriented, distinct drummachines drives the still ambiental textures forth. While it's really a decent album I don't think it nowhere nearly matches the significance of Nocturnal Emissions work at the same time, around "Spiritflesh" or "Stoneface" - must be the flirting with the minimal electronic fans on the b-side. Including A2-poster which you won't hang on the wall, cause you're a completist.
CHALK, ANDREW & VAN LUIJK, TIMO - skagafjordur - LP [Faraway Press]
199 SEK
Music recorded live in 2018 to accompany a film by Peter Hutton. Frosty radio static and bowed guitar to washes of slow chilling organ tones that float between suggestive landscape gazes and peaceful explorations. A lot more coherent than many of their collaborations as Elodie. Vinyl version of a limited tape, with completely new artwork and inserts. Last copy.
CHAZEV - katatonia - CD [Narcolepsia]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
CHOP SHOP - primer - DLP [Crippled Intellect Productions]
379 SEK
Vinyl re-issue of Mr. Konzelmann's first two tapes from 1987 and 1989 respectively. In elaborate gatefold packaging with two separate inlays with liner notes. Mandatory release for the serious conNOISSEur. Rather pricey US import, but shipping is what it is these days - at least these arrived fine without crushed corners!
CLEW OF THESEUS - the death urge - LP [Verlautbarung]
159 SEK
Two long tracks of organic, brooding drone with raw, darker undertones. Bleak and unsettling ambiences with a distinct oppressive, monotone edge, fitting nicely somewhere in the mid-80's L.a.y.l.a.h. catalog. A challenging comment on the nihilistic state of the world today. Side B a re-release of one of the tracks from the very limited tour tape from 2009. Edition of 215 copies in printed brown cardboard sleeves with insert.
CLUB MORAL - to all who are interested... - LP [Aussaat]
229 SEK
While many perhaps considers CM as a power electronic project I would instead say an experimental electronic pop group? Considering the slight humorous nature of these studio versions of tracks from earlier live tapes I would say Nina Hagen is closer than Kevin Tomkins for reference. No problems of course! You don't get to hear that these days either way. Mostly based on more or less pre-set drumsound patterns or synth pulses as backbone, with electronic tweaks/shrieks and the agitated spoken word or shoutings of DDV in best TG-tradition on top. I find "Lies" as the best one here, with its monotone bleepy rhythm and the trustworthy vocal delivery, but there are more jewels around. In more or less exact replica of the original cover, with 4-sided 12" booklet with lyrics. Last copy.
COLLEY, JOE - acting as if - 10" [Substantia Innominata]
199 SEK
Another vinyl record from Mr. Colley - and I dare say a perfect match for these two cuts and Drone Records. While there's no real surprises here soundwise, this is a tad easier on the ears, the mixing distinct but not hectic. Longevity definitely plays a role here - I imagine someone having a long term fit at the office, flickering visions, the document shredder inching closer - an emotional intensity or increasing pressure without possibility to let the steam out. Handwriting sped up and a glow lamp behaving inconsistently, stressing. A hypnotic state where lids are spinning in eternity, interrupted only by a co-workers footsteps.
COLLEY, JOE - deformation of tone - LP [Total Black]
199 SEK
The message drowned in ironic nihilism. The other side of something, a clinical pulse, disrupted, makes way for high pitched tones. Even here the voices tries to tell you something but fails due technical malfunctions. Bleeps takes you forward, warning signs says pressure is going up. The king of editing makes drama out of small accidents, jumping between the frantic and the stillness of apathy, while intermissions of harsh audio spray showers over the mind. You're never safe in Colley's universe. Another must-have for all focussed head-benders.
COLLIN, JON - bridge variations - LP [Discreet Music]
249 SEK
Mainly recordings with a keyed fiddle (and some occational amplified guitar hum), from under various bridges in Stockholm including sounds from that particular place, i. e. dripping water, subway trains, heavy trucks in the background creating a certain ambience. The key word for me here is FREE, not in free improvisation or such, rather the overall atmosphere - a distinct, but timeless music in a kind of Cale/Velvet/Swedish Folk-merging. At times it reminds me of Organum's "Vacant lights", but lots more instrumentation, naturally. Not really drone, not really lo-fi folk, or post rock either - daydreaming bag lady transcendentals perhaps? Good one. With a twelve-page color booklet, including pictures of the recording sites.
CONTINUITY - s/t - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
279 SEK
Prime example of where the cover and titles give you a good sight of what might be up in the musical department - a slightly sterile, cold world, still not without comfort and trust, riddled with occational beams and phosphorent light in the dark. City ambiences hover and frizzels with reverbdrenched thunder and flash. There are melodies appearing here and there and occational female vocals (more likely from a passing advertising screen), midst the swooshing of digital electricity filling the spectrum - I think I hear both Fennesz and parts of the (darker) Northern Electronics-gang here, sans (more or less) crisp distortion and driving rhythms. No "old school" or screaming abyss here mate, just a short snippet of reflection of the modern world and the woes of solitude. While I sometimes enjoy the soothing nature of this album I had hoped for a little more variation in sounds and moods, despite the temporary dipps into dolphin communication. Still listenable! Last copy.
CONTRASTATE - 35 project - 10" [Black Rose Recordings]
189 SEK
Avoiding the theatrical, relatively straight lines of old material, this new EP is instead fusing a more modern approach in soundconstruction, all digitally manipulated electronics - sign o the times I guess! There is appearent ambiences throughout in these four shorter tracks, but mainly stays inside the active, busy - rhythmic passages, fragments flying in and out, information staying shorter periods of time. These surreal ditties around war and authoritarianism (together with the cover) suggests a world of individualist loonies, having the same laugh at the world as everyone else. Not the best comparison perhaps but I can't help thinking of Nurse With Wound when listening to this, without Stapleton's extreme sense of absurdity of course. Takes a while to get used to, but works pleasing overall. Email for postage rates!
CONTRASTATE - the illusion of power - CD [Old Europa Cafe]
129 SEK
This new work alters between both the typical and atypical for Contrastate - we get both slightly majestic openings, spoken vocals, occasional rhythmic sections kicking into their very much electronic soundscapes, but also new approaches to sound and composition. Overall the material is far away from any "industrial" tradition (albeit containing some harsher and intensifying moments) but more so akin to "Todesmelodie", in that it focusses on fragmentary collage work or even short medleys (although less drones), so direction is a bit in the clouds. It's not necessarily a bad thing. As with their last album on Tesco it takes a few listens to grab ahold of the album as a whole, but approach with an open mind and you will be able to enter. Experimental ambient in the true sense of the word. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
CONTRASTATE - recorded evidence II - CD [Black Rose Recordings]
119 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
CONTRASTATE - an exercise in defascination - YELLOW 7" [Black Rose Recordings]
79 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage as 2 tapes, no additional postage needed when ordering 1, 2 or 4-6 vinyls at the same time.
CONTRASTATE - no eden without annihilation - LP + CD [Tesco]
199 SEK
Hard as ever to describe, pin down or categorize the sound of Contrastate. While the earlier incarnation of the group had a slightly more melodic touch, this new work is more in line of the longer, schizophrenic works on "Todesmelodie" but soundwise now fully digital I presume, besides the occational guitar strumming/loop. Jon's quite restrained and concerned vocals in front, where applicable and fitting. Recorded live at different venues between 2012-2014, I would say all material is a logical continuation to their apocalyptic sarcasm but is anyone today here to listen? I, however, still keep my ears and mind open. Full color outer and inner sleeves, but I just can't figure out why to include both LP and CD of the same material in the same package?
CONTRASTATE - regiment de rapaces - LP [Segerhuva]
139 SEK
Segerhuva proudly presents "Regiment de Rapaces" - the re-issue of one of our personal favourite recordings from the 90's - CONTRASTATE's "Mort Aux Vaches" - a live in studio recording for Dutch national radio from 1995, originally released on Staalplaat in 1996. Formerly a CD, now available again as a 180-gram vinyl in a matte black and white cover with a new title and all new artwork made specifically for this release by their long time collaborator Ben Hughes. Contrastate were one of the few groups which had the ability to truly spellbind - bringing a dramatic state of both euphoria and utmost grief while maintaining full control of the senses. This particular recording was one of their more aggressive ones in terms of vocal delivery and lyrics - much akin to Test Dept. in their heyday. Their usual paradoxical and often humourous texts here took a obvious global turn of perspective with statements delving into mass mentality and the negative aspects of waging war. Musicwise a traditional strange, glowing mixture of ritual ambient atmospheres, cascading guitarwashes and tension-building structures. With this re-issue we hope Contrastate will find some new listeners and grow a bit outside the traditional boundaries of industrial-tinged gothic culture. Let the legend of the seven dancing cows entice you - ENJOY! Edition of 300 copies.
CONTRASTATE - a thousand badgers in labour - CD [Black Rose Recordings]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase.
CONTROLLED DEATH / EB.ER, RUDOLF - death ceremonies - LP [Cold Spring]
169 SEK
Rudolf plays organ, abuses a violin and babbles in the same way the possessed girl in the "Exorcist" does - all tracks seems more or less of different takes of the same track, themes coming back and forth. There's some passages here with heavy rain sound and demonic voices that makes me think of a white noise version of black metal. Abrupt cuts, twig whipping and field recordings with very good vinyl sound. The flip has Masonnas new side project Controlled Death which is primitive lo-fi analog synth tones and distorted vocals buried in the mix. The sound is thin, with a slight Slaughter-esque influence present - these short tracks feels more like he's trying out ideas which doesn't come out fruitful - while the old school sound should appeal to me, these pieces just don't speak to me. Last copy.
COPPOLA, DOMINIC & HARMSWORTH, ANGELO - pavonine - LP [Total Black]
249 SEK
No description available at this time.
COURTIS, ANLA & MENCHE, DANIEL - cuspa llullu - LP [Moving Furniture]
189 SEK
Two sidelong collaboration tracks of organic debris, metallic drones, manipulated field recordings and tastuful transitions - all of which melts into creatures of unknown origin. Upon the intercourse you have to watch out for the slow animal roars (or a retarded brass band rehearsal, whichever you like) made from downpitched drills, while the cyclic background submess gets you in the right state. Second side appears more active with its clanging metal rods and blowing sounds from a dome, ending delightfully with spacious feedback and intense noisy rubble. Absolutely fantastic LP with evocative artwork which accentuates the "living" nature of the recordings.
CRANIOCLAST - arctic salon - CLEAR DLP [Auf Abwegen]
349 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time.
CROENE, FREDERIK - cul de sac - LP [Cortizona]
219 SEK
Piano music, abstract but never too complex - different moods with emphasis on the, hmm... nostalgic? His touch is softly dramatic with a whiff of hypnotic undertones - filling the sound spectra without maudlin rubbish. Thick vinyl, insert with liner notes by Croene himself. A very enjoyable album which comes very much recommended! Last copy.
CROENE, FREDERIK - f.c. me fecit - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
189 SEK
Three delightful organ works, recorded at the St. Peter's church in Gent/Belgium. Not overly academic, or religiously tinged either for that matter, and on the right side of musical development, i e pretty far from say Mr. Nitsch's droning and minimal arbeiten. Comes very much recommended. In thick, pro-printed covers. Last copy.
CRYPTOPHASIA - world of illusory. world of pain - LP [Cloister Recordings]
249 SEK
Once in a while I actually get surprised by a new act - this was one of those occations. I can't find a better description than atmospheric experimental electronics - loops, swaying synth and horns, with occational vocals/samples - i'm getting a slight German/Galakthorroe vibe coupled with later day, calmer Irm-material. Looking backwards but still has a very modern outlook. Further on harsher territories are explored, muffled but not massive industrial in the vein of certain Grunt or Anenzephalia. I like how all these compositions vary and keeps one's attention. Golden vinyl in a lavish gatefold sleeve, all inside a orange outer plastic sleeve.
DEAD MAURIACS, THE - ceremonie (avec cargo en flammes) - 7" [Haemoccult Recordings]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage as 2 tapes, no additional postage needed when ordering 1, 2 or 4-6 vinyls at the same time.
DIETER MUH - stockholm monsters - LP [Bootleg]
99 SEK
Live at Fylkingen/Stockholm 2001. Varies from darker ambient, industrial with samples and rhythms. Bent corners on all copies so a bit cheaper price.
DOGPOP - popgod - LP [Zaetraom]
99 SEK
First album, recorded between 1995-2003, cold and effective minimal electronics. Well structured and thought out, perhaps a little bit too much focus on the steady beat sometimes for my taste but "Eyes" make up for it. Side project of Anenzephalia and Thorofon for those who might not know! Last copy.
DRONE-MIND / MIND-DRONE VOL. 3 - various artists - LP [Drone Records]
99 SEK
Third installment of this ongoing series with four handpicked groups in the...you guessed it...the (more or less) drone-department, from Jim Haynes' tensionfilled and static, humming tones, over to Exit In Grey's emotional daydream guitar drones, further to Kshatriy's more modern (too much reverb) classic dark and a bit cosmic ambient and ending with the french Maninkari-boys' more tribal-induced trance drones. Last copy.
DRONE-MIND / MIND-DRONE VOL.1 - various artists - LP [Drone Records]
99 SEK
Drone Records first in their new LP series, with four groups (Jarl, Halo Manash, Ubeboet and B*Tong) - shows a lot of the variety in drone music!
DUNGEON OF TORTURE - s/t - CASSETTE [Iron Foundry]
149 SEK
The very epitome of a sound of the 80's - cheap synth lines and sequencers, triumphant drum machines and swooshing, tear-jerking effects - like some soundtrack to a horror-action flick on a grainy VHS. Jean-Michel Jarre's private dimly lit masturbationroom downstairs or scrathing the surface of his boyroom fantasies. Feelings? No, this evokes as much emotional discharge as Patrick Bateman. Don't expect anything based on title or cover - one for the archives! Please note that we neither deny nor confirm any relation to the Hatband label. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
DODGRAVAREN - s/t - CASSETTE [Tjacktapes]
79 SEK
Full recording of the infamous grave-digger radio portrait, in parts featured on the classic Dagcenterpobeln seveninch b-side. A sweet/hilarious/frightening listen, complete with daily sound intermissions. All in swedish naturally! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
EB.ER, RUDOLF & GUTHRIE, WILL - hilt - LP [Fragment Factory]
199 SEK
With a cover that would make Staffan Westerberg seasick, this perhaps weird collaboration succeeds in awakening alien spirits and peculiar voodoo atmospheres. A mechanical, monotone but organic ritulistic drumming and intensifying rustle opens but is abruptly cut off with eerie organ tones over unknown lifeforms trying to communicate or just breathe. The editing is perfect, the balance between high and low satisfying. Percussive bits on glass or metals, with nightly recordings of nature, undecipherable downsped voices from the muck and close-up crackling sounds of bone-suck-munching. For some reason i'm thinking Lynch (sans humour) paired with Metgumbnerbone when listening to this. Absolutely great album! Cover by Alice Kemp, with printed inner sleeve.
EDWALL, BRITT & DE GEER-BERGENSTRAHLE, MARIE-LOUISE - ackliga saker - CASSETTE [Tjacktapes]
79 SEK
A swedish 1972 radioplay on police violence, lack of sex, art galleries, bringing up children... A slight take on everyday abuse, the bourgeois, dreaming and entertainment - fun for the whole family! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
EDWIGE - the inconsolable widow thanks all those who consoled her - CD [Segerhuva]
49 SEK
From the original vinyl issue: This is the result of the collaborative work between three of the world's most militant harsh head loyalists. Edwige combines the filthy brutality of Texas' MANIA, the unflinching noise-wall onslaught of Canada's THE RITA, and the ferocious Harsh Noise Purity of Sweden's SEWER ELECTION. EDWIGE is a savage, testosterone-fueled tribute to the one and only EDWIGE FENECH - all time queen of European erotic and thriller cinema. We are very proud to present this LP, filled with the sleaziest filth-ridden walls of noise possible. The grooves of this vinyl are encrusted with pure hellish sonic ugliness of the highest order. Limited edition of 500 copies. Postage free if ordered with any amount of 12" vinyl.
EIDNES ANDERSEN, KRISTIAN - antichrist (original soundtrack) - ONE-SIDED LP [Cold Spring]
119 SEK
Official soundtrack to the Von Trier film from 2009 - I guess the main feature here is the two Handel pieces (orchestrated opera with harpsichord), Eidnes' own compositions are shorter snippets of disharmonic and slow moving orchestrals - dark, deep and frightening with occational feedback tones. Etched b-side - what a waste of plastic, ha ha! Last copy.
ELODIE - clarte deserte - LP [La Scie Doree]
269 SEK
In a world where most groups tend to reach for the darkest facets of humanity and its surroundings, Elodie looks completely the other way around - this is music for hope and wonder. A happy, or at least neutral, contemplative sound if you will. With primarily piano, guitar, other acoustic instrumentation, and some lightly treated sounds plus synthesizer the duo of Andrew Chalk and Timo Van Luijk improvises short, sudden encounters of absolute beauty. Some of their albums have been hard to grasp or been too structurally complex for me to feel comfortable in, but this one works well due to its relative simplicity. Different locations, remnants or reminders of a forgotten past, or reality just around the corner if you focus. Kudos for the stamp-collage-cover.
ENKLAV - 2 - LP [Jartecknet]
169 SEK
Continuing in the same vein as the first LP on Wendy. It's all about rough tape loops here, mate! Stay away if you don't like monotony. In very minimalistic b/w covers. Last copy.
ENTRE VIFS - art of noises - 110th anniversary - LP [Aussaat]
299 SEK
Improvised session in two parts recorded in 2019 of delayed wallowing shrieking (and/or barking dog samples?), non-rhythmic distorted tin can-percussion and complementary sound from homemade instruments - kind of like a mix between Blood Ov Thee Christs' feral moments and K2's meatcutting-machine with a weird ham-fisted operative touch thrown in for good measure. Bambi in the ice-skating rink - shorter bursts of quite intense noise-cretinism, never very heavy or pushing the limits but always alive and kicking, regardless of tempo. Even if the sound is brutal and saturated at times, there's also a light-hearted tone to it. What I find especially engaging here are the long pauses in intensity and ever-changing structure, as following in invisible path, always evading the same old footsteps. In gold cover packaging and 8 page 11" or so booklet with artworks and texts describing their mission. Brilliant and expential!
ENVENOMIST - chariots - LP [Segerhuva]
139 SEK
These strangely cinematic and abrasive droning landscapes of impending doom made up from analog synths are the work of David Reed, for some perhaps known from the plausible Luasa Raelon project. The sparse, cold, minimal pieces reminds us of early industrial-era electronic artists such as Maurizio Bianchi and Lustmord, but also gives hints to the works of Klaus Schulze and early Tangerine Dream. Without doubt presenting a vile and nightmarish vision of a territory where noone can be trusted and there's nowhere to hide - this certainly is bleak post-apocalyptic music. Limited to 300 copies in pro-printed black/white matte covers.
ETANT DONNES - bleu - DLP [Penultimate Press]
299 SEK
Using seemingly disparate sounds like jingle bells and grainy sand to convey a magical soundscape - strange as always, and with the "blues" and beachy nature of some of the sounds in mind I gather love is the theme? It holds a intense physicality overall, with the almost razorsharp whispered poetic rambling as a uniting factor. Using both improvised and looped sounds and objects from nature, together with the combinations of near and far gives these recordings a unique and very special flavour. This one got me totally floored, literally. Beautiful remaster by Rashad Becker, too. Top recommendation!
EVAPORI - karka - LP [Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien]
219 SEK
RESTOCK. So, could Oliver Peters top the excellent "Fumes" LP? I had some fear he would have gone all digital dishwasher glitch recent years, as there was already signs on that album. There is indeed a clear use of computer, but mainly used as cutting and mixing facility - sometimes fast and energetic, but the "orchestral" parts and field recordings slows down the whole. Very dynamic and surprising electroacoustic music that actually can tell a, albeit slightly schizophrenic, story. Very good!
EVAPORI - fumes - LP [Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien]
209 SEK
RESTOCK. Fantastic, thematic LP around (from what I can gather) phosphor-damaged children in Germany in the mid 1800's. Perfect computer processed compositions based on concrete sound sources like field recordings and manipulated found sounds. Don't get me wrong, this one is full of narrative, intense but at the same time laid back drama and could perhaps be the modern twin of Nightmarish's stunning "Pompeji" CD should that say anything to you. Gets both more weird and darker all the way through and completely sucks you in... In classy cover with insert, texts unfortunately (?) in German. Top recommendation nonetheless!
FOSSIL AEROSOL MINING PROJECT - august 53rd - LP [Helen Scarsdale Agency]
209 SEK
Hissy cuts of found sound and radiosamples from half broken speakers, ambient in heavy delay and backward mode rather than reverb. Not reverb free, though. An everyday flair, on the bench going astray... Grainy film soundtracks and peculiar compositions I can't fully comprehend but gladly jump right into. I can draw comparisons between both Zoviet France in their less rhythmic mode, Rodger Stella or Joseph Hammer at their most easy going and free flowing but there's a melodic quality present here, whereas light segmental tapestries work with splendid results. Moments of confused introspection culminates into psychedelic drone seas. All in all a very good album, if you're in the right mood. Last copy.
FRANCISKA - tryghed - LP [Discreet Music]
249 SEK
Improvised piano music with light notes occupies the first side of this album, occationally interrupted by pouring water or field recordings of reality events. Hands following the feeling, not the other way round - no returning melodies, but rather a wintery decoction. I can clarly hear the connection to Discreet, but these sketches are perceived as a bit bland to these ears. We turn the disc and here the focus lies more on tape manipulation of different sources, like guitar or piano. Broken Basinski-esque loops, car sounds and small accidental snippets of walking, metal screech or baby babble carries more of a wierd melancholic vibe. The title translates as "security" which I guess both symbolizes the nature of where these recordings belong and the basis of our existance.
FYSISK FOSTRAN - rakmackans dag - LP [Fordamning Arkiv]
239 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time.
GEOGRAPHY OF HELL - verdun 1916 - LP [Hospital Productions]
279 SEK
Heavy synth electronics with marching drum loop, harsh feedback and voice samples, winding down to a more atmospheric industrially-tinged soundscape and piano. Hard not to compare with LJDLP considering the theme and sudden orchestral mayhem and fog-induced choirs + french. A rising and undulating chaos is present but also time to breathe some gas. While the first side is very good, the b-side with its heavy aftermath of organ drone, clanking metal remnants and haunting shrieks, over to a more solemn, hopeful overture is nothing less than breathtaking. A stigmatizing document and a fantastic album. Count postage as two LPs due the pro-printed 24-page 12" photo booklet.
GILLIS, ANNE - ... - LP [Art Into Life]
289 SEK
Suddenly some new work from Anne Gillis! A rather wild mix between cold, wallowing wave-electronics, more straight and playful eroto-rhythms, to surgical industrial lab-bleeping. Takes a while to grasp the overall picture - the oddly musical elements and bizarre retro-feel is not without charm, the sometimes abstract arrangements and spooky, muffled vocals appealing. There's some (guessing here) computer-generated sounds present (or maybe she just uses the same equipment as Mental Destruction) which for me borders on the acceptable but they do stay on the safe side and still has a home-made feel. Pricey import from Japan, sorry! Last copy.
GREY FREQUENCY - empyrean / ritual - 7" [Haemoccult Recordings]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage as 2 tapes, no additional postage needed when ordering 1, 2 or 4-6 vinyls at the same time.
GREY PARK - think space, act local (volume one) - CASSETTE [Haemoccult Recordings]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
GROVE, SIR ASHLEIGH - the nimply power sessions parts I-VII - CD [Siren Records]
109 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
GUSTAFSSON, MATTIAS - franvarande - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
189 SEK
I'm not following instructions as its freezing outside but I can probably relate to the original idea having the windows open when playing this album anyway - first side is comprised of one long track of a sad floating, orchestral tape/synth loop and rain. In comes the weather vane screech of amplified cymbals and buzzing bees. I am thinking about those early unreleased David Jackman tracks when hearing this, though not really playful or even experimenting, rather a Tarkovskij-esque landscape is unfolding. Previously released on tape in 2012 as Ornaments. The b-side is in many ways the opposite - four tracks of piano and tapemusic, perfectly executed in both length, pacing and diversity. Ace use of wind! Recommended.
HAARE - tantric noise - LP [Influencing Machine]
229 SEK
Ilkka seems to be on fire right now with albums coming out every second months it seems - I have not heard much recent material but this LP is perhaps more tantric than noise, with it's darker, slower but still screechy undertones, lending several moments from the rustier parts of the Taj Mahal Travellers and also introducing new instrumentation. Not always following a straight line to nirvana! Nice presentation as always, pro-pressed sleeves with insert. US import so a bit pricey, sorry!
HAMILTON, JAMES - apeirozoan - 5CD BOX [The Keraunograph Organisation]
449 SEK
No description available at this time. In large CD-box - normal postage rates does not apply, please email!
HAMILTON, JAMES - xenolith - CD [The Keraunograph Organisation]
99 SEK
No description available at this time.
HANSSON, BO - s/t - CASSETTE [Tjacktapes]
79 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
HARWOOD, MARK - offering - LP [Penultimate Press]
209 SEK
Moving away from the field rec's and synth explorations of Astor, Harwoods second LP under his own name instead explores tapes, vocal delirium, fragments of old vinyl, some eerie piano and acoustic guitar. A series of sounds lumped together, masterly mixed by Graham Lambkin. There's no distinct direction or audial red thread present, but a relatively calm, in ways absurd and strangely mystical and at the same time humorous intrigue sets the overall tone, always looking beyond and going further away. To me, this is the work of an unstable and confused mind, which also manifests on the inner sleeve pictures. I don't know anyone who might "enjoy" this LP, but I continue to listen.
HARWOOD, MARK & HOPKINS, M P - disfigured with abbreviations - LP [Penultimate Press]
199 SEK
Speaker humming, strange evocative tones, treated vocals and creaking chairs all invoke the hidden electronic spirits. Working with seemingly small means and an ability to pursue magic from the pointless - quietly, almost carefully creating uncommon realities. These unfolding microsounds of everyday darkness, occationally interrupted and continued, alternate between plain weird and divine fright. An inconspicious exterior, but a rewarding, rather magical listen which comes very much recommended. Printed inner disco sleeve, with blown up text outer cover.
HAYNES, JIM - inauspicious - LP [The Helen Scarsdale Agency]
259 SEK
NEW. ???. More or less following the same formula as his later releases with alarming machinery dronings duelling between upbuilding tension and slow release. A very fitting title for an album I find darker than the predecessors (mainly due to the lenghtier, grizzled ambient parts and also the enclosed large booklet with pictures) and a few sections that has more of distinct physical sounds. Excellent release.
HAYNES, JIM - turbulence - LP [Verlautbarung]
249 SEK
Turbulence is a prequel of sorts, with two twenty minute studies in smoldering noise and concretized electricity, as evinced through shortwave radio, corroded metal-on-metal, and glass being vibrating just shy of the point for shattering. Thick, fluttering, heated rays of sound building a slow tension of rhythmic, oppressive structures. Piercing, crackling tones increase and decrease, layered with icy cold precision. Muffled segments of basspressure enters and are abruptly cut short, leaving just enough room to breathe inside the mechanical stasis. In printed color sleeves with hand-drilled holes of varying amounts, size and placing.
HAYNES, JIM - insomnia - CD [Sentimental Productions]
129 SEK
Three marvelous 20-minute tracks filled with piercing, controlled and stretched-out electronic tones. Incoming backgrounds fills the spectrum and goes out. I guess you could say high tension drone but with a warm, almost hot, frizzling edge. Harsher, crispy textures and rhythmic patterns emerge and steak. While I enjoy the sounds themselves, its also the looping waves of turbulence and layering that lets the sounds breathe without losing momentum. The editing does not have the Colley precicness but rather one foot in the industrial sphere of tradition. High volume required for satisfactory listening. Six panel color digipak. Highly recommended stuff and one of 2022's best releases! Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
HELM - the hollow organ - 12" [Pan]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
HIMUKALT - between my teeth - LP [Helen Scarsdale Agency]
239 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
HIVE MIND - elysian alarms - LP [Difficult Interactions]
199 SEK
Not many groups hoisting the industrial banner these days - here we have at least a good example of classic Tesco worship (+ own voice, naturally), meaning synth and filter excursions (+ slight metal screech/shed field recs). The first side is actually not far from Mnem's CD on Kaos Kontrol, although different sources - beautiful layerings and the same bleak outlook. Just zone out and let that immersion haunt you good. The second side offers more variety - pulsing backbones and necrotic fumes to more melodic oscillations. Can't relate the titles to the sounds but the visuals are pretty spot on dystopia. Recommended!
HORN, MARIA W & ERLANDSSON, MATS - celestial shores - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
279 SEK
Though being swedish, I haven't heard any of Horns or Erlandssons music before. Here they present two long, clearly composed tracks, one for each side. First one has slower, slightly evocative synthtones and drones, contrasted with concrete and acoustic sounds that deepens and diversifies the picture. Very much like Andrew Chalk and Timo Van Luijks solo work for Skagafjordur (without the cranky breaks) or even their more droning works as Elodie, we hear these people duelling about in elegant layering, background narrative and watery chill, occationally punctuated by a zither. Second side is, despite the title, a little more uplifting and warmer in atmosphere, probably due the choice of (retro?) synth. Also here the zither enters, creating a wider spectrum, together with droning vocal choirs. All in all a fine, undemanding album which does not take me anywhere in particular but still quite satisfied.
HYDRA & DEATH SQUAD / BARRIKAD - neurology 2 / entropic society - 10" [Segerhuva]
49 SEK
Barrikad is the sound of young Sweden. The raging youthful energy of anarchist noise as presented by Barrikad. Three tracks of splendid energetic white-hot scorching electronics dealing with the frustration and despair of what passes for everyday life for modern man in a consumerist society. This is the vinyl debut for Barrikad, who has so far released one great CDR on Freak Animal. Neurology 2 is most likely the last of Death Squad's recordings. The most current name has changed to MK9. Hydra is Greg Scott who was also a member of the power electronics project Final Solution from New York. Vocals by G. Scott and electronics by Death Squad. Neurology 1 was originally released in 1994. Almost ten years later the second installment is realised. Recorded in Poughkipsie NY at The Space. The content is an audio document of aggressive and passive emotional extremes. From night time rants to letters left on door steps. It becomes an array of sound and audio suffocation as each item becomes cataloged and addressed. Extremely bass-heavy and dense electronics gnawing on the top of your vertebrae, a worthy conclusion to the saga of the criminally underrated genius of DEATH SQUAD. Wake up... Please ask regarding postage rates.
HANDER SOM VARDAR - aristokrat - LP [Jartecknet]
169 SEK
First fullength vinyl from this Stockholm aficionado. Six tracks where I sense different styles and moods, mostly rooted in the Swedish lo-fi tapeloop tradition though. I tend to think the more rumbling, layered industrial-tinged songs works best, whereas some of the other synth-based ones just seems to lack some extra punch and javlaranamma. Cover in usual Jartecknet minimal style with Mr. Handsome on the front. Last copy.
IN CAMERA - lost in spice - LP [La Scie Doree]
199 SEK
Latest installment of this Heemann / Van Luijk duo, and very much akin soundwise to the last Af Ursin album, which means an all electronic work - I would figure Heemann's role here is to add more pure drone elements, slow rise and free-form narrative. The cover picture sets a mood and I would say laying down on the back in your skiff, looking at the shifting night clouds over your head, the small lulling waves rocking the boat would set you off in the same way this does. Always with a whiff of burnt kosmik synth around, so don't expect anything too soft! Seems to be getting better with each listen, too.
INCAPACITANTS - as loud as possible - DLP + 7" [Total Black]
349 SEK
I won't go into detail that much with this album as Sam's liner notes describes it much better than I ever could. Let's just say this is prime Incaps - extremely well-crafted harsh noise, the layering perfect, reaching new levels in intensity and glory halleluja - those clouds of distortion that flutters in and out - thick, pulverizing low end that pushes you hard into your seat. Just surrender to the storm and let it take you to frontiers unknown. Some have arrrrggghued the cuts in tracks to fit the vinyl destroys the flow but I for one don't mind so much, gives me a much needed break. Gatefold packaging with big size pictures, 12-inch insert and a 7" with two extra tracks from the same period. One of the best harsh noise albums of all time. Just fantastic. Count postage as two LPs! Last copy.
INCAPACITANTS - ostracized enigmatic conqueror - CD [Old Europa Cafe]
129 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
INCAPACITANTS / SEWER ELECTION - mental derivatives / shining obsession - 12" [Segerhuva]
59 SEK
BACK IN STOCK WITH BENT CORNERS - LAST COPY! This track by the Incapacitants was originally intended for a compilation on Lasse Marhaug's Jazzassin label a few years back. For some reason this never appeared and we thankfully got this in our shaky but amused hands. So, what did we get? A weak an'ol' Japanese couple bursting out with a singalong? HELL NO. This is a trustworthy show-off in approach. The standard trademark frenetic vocals, yes. An intense organic and thick pile of nonsensical bodymassage from start to end, yes. Fuck it, the pure energetic electronic sound of Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai remains unrivalled to this day and you can never get enough wiping out your state of being. Dan Johansson, the man behind the moniker Sewer Election has gained quite a lot of attention in the noise community the last years. Perhaps not for reinventing the genre (who's interested in that anyway?) but fittingly licking the balls of frustration forward into perfection. This particular track shows a continuation of his latter day style = a monotonous noise wall intertwined with serious brainmelting stasis, skipping the intense cut-up style of the early days altogether. As fine as a bottle of Baska Droppar, rippled with metamphetamine from the gutter. Oh, let's not forget the Usual Unneccesary Information Section: First intended as a split 10", however we all agreed the extreme nature of these sounds demanded nothing less than a 12" vinyl on 45 rpm for a maximum quality experience. Color covers, 500 copies pressed. Enjoy!
INCIPIENTIUM - undergang - LP [Happiest Place]
279 SEK
Warped radiofrequencybonanza and tape salad opens this first fullength vinyl album from this Gothenburg resident, but quickly turns somewhere else - I hear echoes of both William Basinski's Disintegration works, some almost death ambient sonics - hell, there's even some saxophone moments which reminds me of mid 80's stuff from A-Mission or Final Image. The full picture is that of an eccentric, almost ritual ambient industrial album with the grey grains of life seeping through. Though there's a lot of track titles, the album flows like a whole - the variety is it's strength and that "joy of discovery"-feel that signifies many 80's albums. If you do miss a mirror at home the cover offers a decent, semi sharp alternative. With large, folded insert. Comes very much recommended as it looks both backwards and forwards.
INCIPIENTIUM - study in still life - CD [Ideal Recordings]
119 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
IRGUN Z'WAI LEUMI - klirrfaktor - LP [Verlautbarung]
159 SEK
New recordings from the un-prolific IZL unit a massive 45 minute track divided into two parts of minimalist industrial lofi-muzak. Throbbing rhythms and bleak processed feedback sounds. All is cold structure and dying signals of electricity. No human interference - only steel and sweltering death. Earlier releases by IZL on Hatband and compilation appearances on Cold Meat Industry and Segerhuva. Edition of 286 copies in colour printed sleeves. Small corner bend on all remaining copies.
IRM - an act of self mutilation is an act of freedom - LP [Phage Tapes]
199 SEK
No description available at this time. Three different screenprinted editions on color vinyl in stock!
IRM - order4 - CD [Cold Meat Industry]
49 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
IRM - indications of nigredo - 12" [Segerhuva]
99 SEK
On the theme of alchemy and the topics of shame vs. bodily self infliction, IRM makes way for a new start after the inspired "Virgin Mind" double-disc set from 2005. These are new recordings with the new member Mikael Oretoft joining on bass. Two long tracks - the first being an intense up-building, deep pulsating number with both spoken and rough vocals, volcanic exaggerated bass noise and doom-laden atmosphere. The second more of an aftermath with its downspiralling, almost dreamy character of echoing tones, ripping clangs and chilling audio-schmerz. In total over 23 minutes of music in a glossy colour sleeve with gross artwork and a small insert. Edition of 500 copies.
JARL - phonophobia - CASSETTE [Zoharum]
79 SEK
The former sound-maestro from Irm keeps pushing out new albums as there's no tomorrow - much akin to the later works by Aube in his synthesizer in space-mode, Jarl here excels in long, airy, reverberating blocks of sound woven into each other with the inclusion of whirring tones and surgical mindaltering. Crystal clear, icy ambiences that never bursts out in high pitched noises but firmly stays in the relatively calm but tensionbuilding structures - not really drone, not really industrial either, his music stays in its own strange but uplifting universe. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
JARL - hyperacusis - LP [Zoharum]
149 SEK
Housed in one of the most unattractive sleeves of the past years, Jarl once again weaves webscapes of electronic loops and bleeps - shorter and longer sparkling sonics intermingling as backbone and here introducing a little sweeping-spacey-C.C.C.C.-psych on top. Layers yes, lots of em, messing with your sense of reality, at best. Friends of later day IRM will feel at home in his world, and works alright if you want less of the bass havoc and Martins voice. The flipside works absolute best where the sound is more minimal and insecure - music for dark alleys, not totally unlike a lot of Envenomists works.
JARL - parallel / collapsing - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
Erik Jarl is the hunk of burning love normally found twiddling the knobs and tilting the amps in Swedish band IRM. This CD, titled "Parallel/Collapsing" contains the most recent solo recordings from Erik, is a powerful example of his highly innovative music. The piece is divided into seven parts that seamlessly blend into a monolithic symphony of subtle complexities. Warm, yet sinister, electronics performed by a man who really cares about sound. "Parallel/Collapsing" is a perfect example of Jarl's musical sensibility. Definitely not to miss! Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
KALLABRIS - music for very simple objects - 10" [Substantia Innominata]
79 SEK
Short sequences of digitally manipulated field recordings and objects. Not really drone per se, and far away from their early works, but works pretty well in this format, length and also the steady flow of new impressions. One for the sound-fanatics. Please inquire through email regarding postage when ordering this title. Last copy.
KARKOWSKI, ZBIGNIEW - the last man in europe - LP [Erratum]
199 SEK
Selected parts from a live show (to a film screening) in London 2013, just some weeks before his death. First side is more focused on radio sounds (and digital debris, to a small extent), floating through the ether - something unforced and restrained permeates these sounds, sinus tones breaks into the electronic melting pot. Features the same inertness and simmering as some of Treriksrosets recordings, where the will to...penetrate into the sounds seems crucial. The b-side is a bit more droning - hypnotic, monotone if you will - slow crisp waves presses themselves against the cerebral cortex. A dim, clinical world, waking up on the operating table but passing out again. Just excellent!
KE/HIL - syndrome / antidrome - LP [Tesco]
209 SEK
Third and last album by these well-known dystopian faddists, describing the modern empty consumerist suburblife in a lulling musical context with wobbling synths, sampling, treated cold vocals and (not too) heavy basspressure. I find some of the tracks very much in style with the last Anenzephalia album "Kaltwelt", got the same hypnotic ambience and centered around the same malformed reproductive themes. Ten varied but coherent songs with satisfying structures, although the accompanying background noises and tweakings are what makes this so truly great. Easy to digest but leaves you with a sore, anxious mind. White cover version. Last copy.
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KERAUNOGRAPH ENSEMBLE, THE - the omnipresent vol. II: the tower of preparation - LP [The Keraunograph Organisation]
579 SEK
No description available at this time. Clear red vinyl in thick box with several handmade artworks and certificates - limited to 11 numbered copies. Email for postage rates! Last copy.
KERAUNOGRAPH ENSEMBLE, THE - the omnipresent vol. III: the great diagonal - LP [The Keraunograph Organisation]
579 SEK
High frequency tones pierce the air, layered slowly with certain pending intensity - orchestral travelling and lots of space. Main feat here are the subtle changes over time, filling out and filling in, which reaches a cathartic climax - bowed screech entering, as you near the centre of pressure. Organum is an obvious reference, but there's no eastern tinged spirituality here - just massive purification processes. "Threshold" is slightly more down to earth, due its heavy backdrop of chaotic strings - my thoughts wanders to IRM and what they tried to achieve around "Virgin Mind" or the 12" on Segerhuva. I honestly can't understand why this project isn't more applaued - perhaps too noisy for the drone crowd and too academic for the noise people? Either way - they can eat shit. Yeah, expensive but definitely worth the price. Clear dark blue vinyl in thick box with several handmade artworks and certificates - limited to 11 numbered copies. Email for postage rates!
KERAUNOGRAPH ENSEMBLE, THE - anatomic stars / recessional - LATHE-CUT LP [The Keraunograph Organisation]
219 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
KLEISTWAHR - winter - LP [Helen Scarsdale Agency]
209 SEK
I have not followed Mundys Kleistwahr-project the last decades (if ever), but this LP is however a re-issue of a cassette that was originally released in a box set, also on Helen Scarsdale. Gary's lunch box here is made up of synth/organ, guitar and electronics - a glimmering, pastoral background (as the vicar falls asleep on the keyboard), adding flakes of guitar plucking for good measure and eventually gushing, distorted noise or clouds of "digital" effects pierce the air. The aftermath - a psychotic mishmash of fluttering synth and semi-drunken wailings. A truly uplifting record title-wise! There are parts which flows through ok on the flipside, but for the most part its just a nauseating journey of conflicting melodies without direction or goal. Sorry Gary, I really tried! Back to the drawing board!
KOMMANDO RJF - sweet slow suicide - CD [Styggelse / Chefsideologens Bolag]
119 SEK
New CD-version in of this all-star commando-group. Tommy Carlsson and Kristian Olsson backs up Leif Thuresson on anguished vocals, not really reminiscent of the old RJF sound, more into chaotic, depressive and primitive Genocide Organ-territory. In completely new packaging with some extra tracks. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
KRUBE. - s/t - 7" [I Dischi Del Barone]
59 SEK
No description available at this time. Email for postage rates! Last copy.
LAMBENT - imbibe - CASSETTE [Archaetecture]
99 SEK
Rarely seen tape from Eren Guney's (Energy Gradient) Archaetecture label - material appearently recorded live, with one person handling taiko and percussion and Guney on the tapes and electronic treatments. While the percussive sounds and patterns gets a little clumsy and one-dimensional at times, the mix with electronics (and succeeding manipulation) is interesting and I appreciate the improvised nature of this back to back setting. The b-side shows more of clattering, hollow and degraded tape ambience without too much of the delay, reminiscent of the earliest David Jackman works or Metgumbnerbone. Wouldn't say "dark" in a traditional sense. The best moments are when the early interluding form is left behind in favour of a simultaneous ritualistic barrage and slight stolidity is reached. Good tape and pairing of which I hope to hear more from! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
LA POUPEE VIVANTE - s/t - LP [La Scie Doree]
179 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
LAST DOMINION LOST - abomination of desolation - LP [The Epicurean / La Esencia]
179 SEK
So is this a cover album of the old Morbid Angel classic? Let's not get too excited now. Mad, anguished screams coupled with metallic screech and psychotic synthwork with ritualistic tendencies - I mentioned elsewhere that Last Dominion Lost could be the modern remnant of SPK, though less focus on rhythm? Some traditionalist listeners may be offended by the use of digital effects prevalent and the whole hallucinatory aura sometimes borders to the humourous but somehow stands firmly on its own without the concern of others. A magical mystery tour to indulge in. Nice cover with printed innersleeve.
LAST DOMINION LOST - snowdrops from a curate's garden - LP [The Epicurean]
179 SEK
A live recording from 2011 with all unreleased tracks, quite an original brand of industrial music rarely heard today with slow rhythms, metallic percussion and twisted, hypnotic electronics. Up and down a bit qualitywise, but the better tracks more than makes up for it. Packaged in two doublesided LP-sized papers, with postcard.
LAST DOMINION LOST - towers of silence - LP [The Epicurean / Silken Tofu]
179 SEK
Second album after the LP on Tesco that was recorded in the 90's - starts out in a harsher industrial vein with screamed lyrics (could almost hear Lirim Cajani there in the first track), dark pulsations, metal percussion, tweaked synths and electronics - not entirely a retro fest, quite modern in both overall sound and effects. Tracks are kept pretty short, almost like excerpts of longer pieces or improvisations. Not a problem though. As the album progresses, the tempo is slowed down and transcends into even darker, schizophrenic invocation territory reminiscent of some work of C93 or the same ilk around the end of the 80s/90 seam with added horns, flute and strange voices. Perhaps a cliched picture of hell, but I quite enjoyed it. Last copy.
LILLE ROGER - lp7 - LP [Cold Meat Industry]
179 SEK
Last nail in the Lille Roger box-coffin - a very primitive live show from 1984 filled with samples, screaming, cymbalhits and drummachine + a long evocative version of "My lucky day" which makes me relate to BDN's "Fourteen", already here we can hear the use of monotony to expand the greater good. A must for all fanatics! Last copy.
LINEKRAFT - chaos state - LP [Total Black]
219 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time. Last copy.
LUCIER, ALVIN - s/t - CASSETTE [Smoke Rings]
109 SEK
RESTOCK. Two works of good repute, recorded live at the Festival For Elektronisk Musik, Stockholm 1979. "Music on a long thin wire" is stretched out tone, full of recalcitrant vibrations - in a way utterly depressive, without having that ambition - the ultimate death industrial! Trapped in a bombshelter being forced to hear the last sounds of humanity in slow motion. Horrid, reverberating overtones that eventually levels out, Mnem lurking in the background? Fantastic stuff! "I am sitting in a room" is another classic, here incarnated in swedish language by the organizer? Not really music, but an idea executed with utmost dedication. Mandatory. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
LUMINE - quiet ends - LP [La Scie Doree]
189 SEK
OK - this was hands down the ALBUM OF 2019 for me. While the previous effort was really good the slight screechy Organum-ness a la "Ikon", the isolationist narrative, coupled with a nightmarish 70's synth feel makes this a clear winner. Both the dimly lit cover pictures, the titles and the sounds made me relate this as a far-out soundtrack for Lovecraft's "The Shadow over Innsmouth". Perfect in all regards. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.
LUSTMORD - things that were - DCD [Infinite Fog]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! This one counts as two CDs. Last copy.
LAUTEN DER SEELE - die mariengrotte als trinkwasseraufbereitungsanlage - LP [Hands In The Dark]
239 SEK
Hands down one of the absolute best albums of 2022 - Schoppik's work as Brannten Schnure never resonated much with me, but his solo work as LDS really does. An album centered around water as a lifegiver, incarnated as relatively low key, contemplative sampled loops that draws you deeper and deeper into a dizzy state of dreaming or an unreachable fantasy. Orchestral fragments, 78-spiritism, golden nuggets of filmmusic, a melodic flow of mystique and wonder - all winding with an uncertain end goal. Not too far from some of Der Blutharsch works (without the militaristic overtones and attributes) or actually some of Dusa's later work with layered loops. Amazed that we still have a lot of copies of this absolute gem! Fantastic stuff that lets you glide the streams of time.
MADE IN AFRICA - s/t - CASSETTE [Tjacktapes]
79 SEK
Swedish-language mushy, messy sing-along punk rock recorded in 1977. Saturated guitar and drums - teenage fun and partypoop from Malarhojden, nuff said! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
MAEROR TRI - language of flames and sound - CD [Old Europa Cafe]
129 SEK
One of the harsher works by one of my favorite groups of all time. Aiming to reach parts of the brain that perhaps remain locked or unstimulated, with deep trance-inducing multi-effected guitars in rich reverbs and echos. We are served both intense rhythmic structures and more purely dizzy ambient excursions, here always with a rough edge - not much romantic coziness found here. Strange as it may seem, kind of like the ultimate mix between Skullflower and Aghast, with a slice of early 80's bleak Manchester. Industrial meditation at its finest! Packaged in a brainshaped foldout cover. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
MEGAPTERA - a horse in the eye is part of the art - LP + CD [Cloister Recordings]
209 SEK
I confess i've never really liked Megaptera, but I was actually positively surprised hearing this new album of retro-industrial! What we have here is a heavy beast of early 90's classic CMI-worship - AND IT WORKS. Churning drummachine rhythms, looping minedrills, buzzing synths and samples a la Archon Satani's "Mind of flesh and bones" or a less chaotic Vivenza. Just avoid the "Second recovery" track on the b-side which just doesn't hold the same quality as the others. With bonus CD, a live recording from 2014 in Berlin.
MENCHE, DANIEL - melting gravity - LP [Sige]
209 SEK
US import of this absolutely thrilling album of lulling bells, ebbing and flowing sustained strings and underlying bass tones. A kind of distillation of everything I am searching for in industrial-tinged drone and one that actually lives up to its title. In parts actually akin to the also excellent Andres Krause LP on Streamline, though recorded from an entirely different perspective and theme. Fantastic stuff which shows that Menche is still at the top of his game! Leave this world for a moment. Last copy.
MENCHE, DANIEL - primal fictions - LP [Ferns Recordings]
189 SEK
You never know what to expect from Mr. Menche and that's a good sign! This particular LP has two long tracks. The first has a slow animal quality to it thanks to an upbuilding background rattle, amidst ringing tones and manipulated strings. A swaying hypnosis sets in and the concluding screech does the trick. The flips starts off a bit too "Ryoji Ikeda" but eventually dry leaves and waterdrops over sheet metal makes way for the maelstrom drone that does not dissapoint with its frightening beauty. Damn great! Cover with minimal information. Last copy.
MERZBOW & P-ORRIDGE, GENESIS - a perfect pain - LP [Cold Spring]
169 SEK
So, let's skip the fuss about this fabulous pairing and get straight on to the sounds, eh? I'm sure GP-O's contribution is only the spoken word. Well, only? The "man" had enough talent to blabber on, to both enjoyment and grief, so no complaints there. I guess Masami has improvised a set of tracks to P-O's spews? It's a very restrained but lively album - noise never pushing through the roof so to speak. Several tracks are based around short looping rhythmic patterns or old school drummachines with Akita doing sounds on top. The result is quite varied and playful, though Genesis adds a little sinister salt. Comparing to the CD-version, this vinyl has cut off some of the longer parts without spoken word where Masami gets a bit wilder. All in all a good album!
MILLIS, ROBERT - related ephemera - LP [Helen Scarsdale Agency]
209 SEK
No unease here! While I was thinking this album with its core sound from 78's and wax cylinders would be quite a hiss-fest it is in fact a finely tuned work - glacial (but still warm) drones, a few digestible electronic bleeps and slightly hissing tones, all punctuated by extra tonedrones on top. Some beautiful, glittering iceflakes blows in, including a Heemannic ending of the A. The second side is a little different with some orchestrated parts and more historical references. Overall an undemanding, but most pleasant work to discover! Second edition. Last copy.
MIRROR - some days it rains all night - LP [La Scie Doree]
199 SEK
A real surprise - a new album with the Chalk / Heemann boys? Two sidelong pieces which appears have been recorded live in studio. An insidious sound, hovering just above ground, from what I think is e-bowed guitar, low screech cymbal abuse and swooshing synths - gliding slowly over into firmament-drone. Mirror's strength seems to be intact - the ability to invoke a surreal cosmos which feels homely but still unknown. Overall sounds more akin to their early work like "Ringstones" or "Eye of the storm", than their later, and not so good period. A very much applauded comeback suitable for late night listening with evocative artwork by Chalk. Second edition on black vinyl.
MIZUTANI, KIYOSHI - inferior's betrayal - DLP [Ferns]
329 SEK
An odd bird on the japanoiscene, Mizutani - his works can be pretty challenging, and certainly not for everyone. Here he seems to be using a few sounds or actually objects in each respective track, a few layers of what ever may lay around. Toys, buckets, drums, cymbals, jalousie, dripping water, newspaper, ice, sputtering synth - all thoroughly explored and in some cases, added feedback. And whooops, appearently the record button was ON. Small, noisy, anxiety provoking idiot music (yes, that's a positive remark) with a free sense in composition - I can't quite think of anyone nowadays doing the stuff he did for this original double cassette, now a double LP - almost reaching a Halvkokt I Folie and The Haters vibe now and then. Very minimal cover that could have benefitted from some pictures or details, but there you go... Obviously recommended.
MNEM - engrama - LP [Segerhuva]
139 SEK
This material is a re-release of their first 10" which originally came out on Kaos Kontrol in late 1999, limited to a mere 100 copies, and as this work certainly is one of their best we promptly decided to make it available again, this time with a long bonus track recorded in 2000. Undoubtedly calmer than the "Golyma" LP yet still intensive experimental industrial with post-electroacoustic undertones. Organically flowing drones and hypnotic, grinding loop sounds of vintage analog sound processing via old reel-to-reel tape recorders and treatments. Some even time-stopping moments included here. Limited this time to 270 copies in black sleeves with cut n' pasted front and back covers.
MOLJEBKA PVLSE - borrowed scenery - LP + MCD [Zoharum]
199 SEK
Here's the first Moljebka Pvlse LP, nothing new under the sun soundwise to go with the change of format - filmic (accentuated by the almost sterile pictures on the cover) drone, both shorter loops and loooonger outstretched electronically manipulated sounds tickling your imagination. There's a wide array of instrumentation present throughout but the fluttering field recordings of rain and slight creaking in the background gives good splash of dynamics. From distinct to a murkier, dreamier texture - flowing at a leisurely pace in a natural but still alien landscape. Massive at times, but never overwhelming. Bonus inclusion of the mini-CD that preceeded this vinyl. A damn fine album in whole that demands repeated listenings. Last copy.
MOLJEBKA PVLSE - tamon - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
Mathias Josefson's one-man-project Moljebka Pvlse from Stockholm, Sweden here stretches the boundaries of ambient drone-music, perhaps a surprising listen for those accustomed to his other recordings put out by Eibon and Cold Meat Industry to name a few. This work to a larger degree features a sound palette unarguably harsher than his other recordings. Tons of frenzied, computerized, but crispy clear distortion flows out over you like an ice wall and leaves the listener in a nervous state, begging for a warming aftermath. Static walls of rampant treated guitars and billowing droney backgrounds screaming endlessly out over the cold plains of the earth. Ambient gourmets also get their piece, though somewhat in a more experimental way. Full color digipak. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
MONOCUBE & TROUM - contemplator caeli - LP [Transgredient Records]
199 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
MOSS HARVEST - ferric memory - LP [Aught Void / Deep Sea Mining Syndicate]
199 SEK
Short tracks, or themes delicately woven together of broken melodic loops in layers of grit and magnetic scrape, though the overall feel is vast and majestic. I sense a scandinavian suicidal tone, looking at the visuals (the lure of water) and hints to both Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words and strangely enough Raison D'etre's concluding moments. I find myself coming back to this album, though i'm not completely sure why. Very limited LP, in propressed covers and inserts. For those who can see summers ending already. Last copy.
MOTHRA - doom engine - LP [Cold Spring]
169 SEK
No description available at this time.
MSBR - structured suicide - LP [Urashima]
209 SEK
Reissue of 1993 tape released on Tano's own label - trademark crispy MSBR sound coupled with quite massive cavernous ambience on the first side, not particularly harsh (fairly easy on the ears) with moments of air and restraint - a lengthy free-form track with no real compositional value but that's also its strength. The other side is merrier, loops of an almost funky charachter cuts through the mix and adds to the overall pressure. Ends with two shorter tracks of early industrial and tape experiments, far from his other works. Good imitation cover of the layered oily newspaper tape package! An important document which shows Koji's creative vein from different perspectives.
MOHR / MAEROR TRI - hafenstadt - CD [Auf Abwegen]
79 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
N. - unworthy - 10" [Cipher Productions]
79 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
NEBRIS - bleak angels - CD [Dystonia Ek]
99 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
NID - plate tectonics - CD [Aug Abwegen]
79 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase!
NIELLERADE FALLIBILISTHORSTAR - skrankverk - CD [Dystonia Ek]
99 SEK
No description available at this time.
NILSEN, BJ - focus intensity power - LP [Moving Furniture Records]
189 SEK
While not being overly excited with Bennys last work on Mego, this one however succeeds in going both backwards and forwards - got the static and minimal tension from works like "North" and still not feeling nostalgic. Recorded in a dutch electronic music studio, this is a field recording-free record where using he's instead using modular synthesizers, tone generators and test and measurement instruments. There's still plenty of drone but of a colder, mechanized variety. A damn good album and i'm happy to see Benny on the top of his game again!
NILSEN, BJ, HAMANN, JUDITH & BERG SIGMARSSON, SIGTRYGGUR - heiligenstadt - LP [Fragment Factory]
199 SEK
Slow-sonic long-form alchemy from these champions of drinking (dunno about Hamann though?). Starts out in a wilder way mixing-wise - an intense, shifting and perverted play of slightly humorous proportions eventually makes way for a slower, layered cello drone, where the other sounds collapses and disappears along the way. A mightly fine album of both gentle moments and sitting on pins and needles. Front cover drawing by Christoph Heemann, well suited as the main drone here feels quite inspired by his musical works. Tops!
NJURMANNEN - s/t - CASSETTE [Tjacktapes]
79 SEK
Seems to be both live- and rehearsalrecordings (guessing from around 1984-85) and full of the semi-drunken bizarre saxophone-tinged synth/kraut/ploy-rock Njurmannen is known for. Not their best material overall, but still a document worth having featuring a lot of tracks not released elsewhere. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
NO INTENTION - good intentions / material dilemma - 7" [I Dischi Del Barone]
59 SEK
Second release on this new seven-inch label, mangled-sound-art-poetry with Allen from Good Area. White cover with attached postcard, plus insert. Postage as 2 tapes, no additional postage needed when ordering 1, 3 or 5-6 vinyls at the same time.
NURSE WITH WOUND - rock n' roll station - DLP [Abstrakce Records]
299 SEK
Oh yaa! Maybe as the title also suggests, this is Mr. Stapleton and Mr. Potter in a more "musical" mode, ok I would't call it rock n' roll but a start with cheap drummachines working, hypnotizing and lulling male spoken words and female whisperings + the usual overall surreal sounds. Transforms slightly into a more loungy, orgiastic instrumental mode with tribal drums and digiridoo wailing. It's mainly the first LP of the two that feels really focused but I'm liking this one more than I should in regards to the sounds. I don't have the original version but this new remastered re-issue appearently has a bonus track which must be the NWW version of later-day, less funky Tom Waits. In nice printed color covers, with letterpressed obi strip plus insert. Last copy.
OCHU - lahmung des wartens - 12" [Verlautbarung]
199 SEK
Continuing the themes surrounding "Unproduktiw", this time set in a maritime context. A tedious reality of qualm and levitation, lodged in the borderlands between the infinite and the conclusion. A partly accidental sound diary with ties to deep water, daydreaming and the futile attempts to create contentment with life under the omen of declining years. The clutching at straws and the stillness that enters when there is no remedy. Though occationally chaotic, this new EP is rather restrained throughout, less layered and treading a line between peculiar exploration and restful boredom. Sifting through the debris of the beach, the tactile screech of derelict bunkers and incessant waves that makes the hull creak. The distance to the abyss. In printed and hand stamped color sleeves with manilla tag and two inserts.
OCHU - unproduktiw - MLP [Verlautbarung]
159 SEK
An accumulation of ordinary life - of grinding, of static apathy and deliberate mutism. Links between an institutionalized existence and the weight of invisible responsibility. Succumbing to the surrounding monotony. Edition of 217 copies in reverse board sleeves, plus risograph printed insert.
OLSSON, KRISTIAN - ligranorex - CD [Freak Animal]
119 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
ONDA TIDENDER - night of the experimental film III - CASSETTE [B.A.A.D.M.]
99 SEK
Music recorded live in 2016 to accompany films by Carolee Schneemann and Takahiko Iimura. O.T. = pseudonym for Erik Enocksson. Repeated words to reverbsoaked metalscreech (akin to certain live works by Contrastate actually) and light organdrones, the flip continues spirit but a synthetic piano line and diffuse vocals works its way into and takes over, reminding me of a non-distorted Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words to some extent. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
ONDERA, YORIS - disease of rectum - LP [Tesco]
99 SEK
So who gave a rats ass about this album when it came out in the early 00's? OK, the title IS good, I can give you that + the fan pic on the back. I did still buy almost everything Tesco released at the time but I imagined there could not be high interest for this either then, or now. Made by former T.G.T.V. (are they worth checking?) member Ondera, I put this in the same bin as Dieter Muh and some of Deutsch Nepal's work, mainly for the rhythmic parts. Industrial music with a lot of samples and strangely compelling atmospheres. Not flawless all around, but still leaves a genuine impression, and unlike everything today. In those special paper glued covers Tesco did back then. Last copy.
OPERA MORT - schouwspel - CASSETTE [B.A.A.D.M.]
89 SEK
Edited recordings from a live show in Belgium - warm but sterile electronic bleepings, set against peculiar, chanted almost whispered vocals. There's a slight growing tension that accentuates the hypnotic and melodic backbone. Imagine the vocalist from the early, ritualistic Ain Soph joining Jodorowsky (I know I used him in the description of the LP too, so what?) on analog synth adjacent to the Klingklang Studio around 1979. Very good tape! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
OPERA MORT - film works - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
189 SEK
As specified, music intended as alternate (?) soundtracks for films - and may I add a tad bit away from the labels earlier output? The sound of these works is bordering on IDM, having deleted the Dance elements for good then so to speak... Left is a upbuilding whirlwind of both micro and massive synthesizer sound complete with abrupt cuts plus occationally irrational, somewhat surreal and treated silent vocals. I am in parts reminded of the "love machine" in Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain by the ways these bleeps intensify and gets almost out of control. Something playful to taste!
OPERATION CLEANSWEEP - release now! the call to die - LP [Tesco Organization]
289 SEK
Possibly the last document of unreleased tracks, from the period between 1995-2004 - this is some classic themed heavy electronics, filled with sampling, pounding rhythms, windswept synths and occational heavily treated drowning vocals. I wouldn't go as far as calling it laid back power electronics but there's some waiting strength behind all the repetition and slow oscillation that is really admirable. It's like the whole album is marinated in smoke, stroboscope and SPITE. In pasted sleeves for a total spottstyver - there's Tesco in the new world for ya! Last copy.
ORGAN OF CORTI - ea & other works - CASSETTE [Editions Corti]
149 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time. Email for postage rates - comes in oversized cardboard box with inserts!
ORIGAMI REPLIKA - kommerz: merzbow in the hands of origami replika - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
This CD sees Origami Replika (a now defunct part of the ever changing cultural Origami collective/phenomenon) made up by three of Norway's most diehard noise heads -- Lasse Marhaug, Tore H. Boe, and Mads Staff Jensen. Recorded in 1997, this effort is entirely based on sound sources from the back catalogue of Merzbow. With no back-bending, knee-scraping humility, and with a pure love for all source sounds, Origami Replika have shaped classic Merzbow sound into all-new compositions. These are innovative and highly potent re-workings of the harsh sound waves, recommended to all those who still have a healthy addiction to the Merzbow sounds of yesterday. Thick and meaty, the blasts emanating from the speakers are filled with lusty, fetishized, organic heavy noise and experimental Dadaism, ready to be devoured by the faithful disciples. Originally planned for release on another label, and now finally unleashed on Segerhuva, this is a CD that has been tried and tested over and over again. These recordings, created almost a decade ago, have been remastered by Lasse Marhaug, and it is safe to say that this CD has stood the test of TIME. After nine years, it sounds remarkable - a solid chunk of the classic, living breathing Noise Object that some call religion. Bottom line -- the NOISE FETISH is still very much alive and well. This time it comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Indulge! Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
O YUKI CONJUGATE - peyote - LP [B.F.E. Records]
199 SEK
As I sold off my CD-version of this album several years ago one might wonder why on earth I decided to add this new re-issue to the mailorder. Giving it a new chance with open ears now - heavy on the percussion and a tad more complex than "Into dark water", less heads-up-in-the-clouds-atmospherics. In parts like a Central African mid-80's Muslimgauze with it's airy, static drumming. Stands as my least favorite of their earlier work, but still a competent and enjoyable release. In luxurious die-cut cover with two 12" color inserts.
PAIK, NAM JUNE - liljevalchs 1961 - C50 [Tjacktapes]
109 SEK
RESTOCK. Room recording of the Fylkingen fluxus-happening "Action Music" on Liljevalchs - well, music in the broadest sense then as silence and the whispered, giggling audience reactions might be the most common thing here, besides the slightly comical introductions and instructions of Heinz-Klaus Metzger. A bit hard to grasp what's going on on stage but we can hear a few short deranged piano pieces, walking between the tables, insane screams, hammerings, sudden high tape sounds and bathtub explorations - imagine a music lecture gone very wrong. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
PHILLIPS, DAVE - sixth mass extinction - LP [Total Black]
179 SEK
Phillips, one of the Schimpfluch spearheads, presents a nightmarish sound made from piano strikes, orchestral strings, field recordings and a frightening, dramatic mixing technique. The use of vocals or spoken word, either caveman style, primal screaming or played backwards adds to the total real life spectacle which does not set humanity in high regards. In embossed covers with eight page A3 newspaper featuring texts on environmental breakdown. Last copy.
PINKCOURTESYPHONE - shouting at nuance - DLP [The Helen Scarsdale Agency]
319 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time.
RED WINE AND SUGAR - a population of indoor cats - LP [Index Clean]
189 SEK
Second very limited LP from this Aussie duo. Gentle scuff and silent rubbings, waddling tones, modified and pitched filmmusic cutouts coupled with almost whispered vocals. What makes this so entrancing is the flow of the mixing, gradually fingering your cerebral cortex. Side B is SLIGHTLY easier to grasp structurally with its rugged percussive bits and cosy bedroom weirdness. Abstract dreammusic, full of corny character. Not for everybody, but a truly fine album! Minimal covers, incl. the lyrics. Last copy.
RED WINE AND SUGAR - dogs, blood, storms, spiders - LP [Index Clean]
179 SEK
Intimate cut-ups and strangely building narratives with slow spoken existentialist vocals, a twisted realism which makes me think of The Shadow Ring but with a charming and, at times, a slight nightmarish touch due the calm tension and warped synth interruptions. Maybe even a splash of Krokta Rum in the way the sounds are arranged, plus claustrophobic aura. I had zero expectations on beforehand and was very much positively surprised. Limited to 100 copies in pro-printed color covers. Last copy.
REGIM - stabbed by the blind - LP [Segerhuva]
139 SEK
First LP from Lirim Cajani after a few tapes! Aggressive, blistering and structured noise with vocals on some of the tracks. More songoriented and varied than before and better off. In black/white matte covers. Last copy.
RILEY, TERRY - keyboard study 1967 - CASSETTE [Tjacktapes]
109 SEK
RESTOCK. Well i'll be damned! A 43 minute long hammond study recorded in Stockholm 1967 - i'd like to think of this as Boyd Rice doing loops of Bo Hansson solo, but this is a continuous work - minimal, sure, but small variations throughout. Fantastic work, very much suitable for headphone play! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
RISSIEK, KATE - decayed signals - LP [Virtues]
249 SEK
No description available at this time. Last copy.
RITA, THE / BA.KU. - s/t - LP [Phage Tapes / Ominous Recordings]
209 SEK
Timely re-issue of one of the first cassettes on Dan Johanssons Harsh Head Rituals roster. The Ritas side is classic, obsessive multi-layered harsh noise with great punch, culminating in brakeless noise nirvana - when Sam McKinlays work still mattered to me. Ba.Ku. delivers furious, crisp and cascading harsh noise occationally drowned out by demonic screaming, ripping with tension. Never understood the power electronics-relation to Ba.Ku. but I could see a long distance relation to some of Sloguns more chaotic, gushing works like "Hunting humans" or "The pleasures of death", especially in the vocal department. Solid, satisfactory stuff. White cover version, more akin to the original tape issue. Last copy.
RITA, THE / BA.KU - s/t - LP [Phage Tapes / Ominous Recordings]
209 SEK
Timely re-issue of one of the first cassettes on Dan Johanssons Harsh Head Rituals roster. The Ritas side is classic, obsessive multi-layered harsh noise with great punch, culminating in brakeless noise nirvana - when Sam McKinlays work still mattered to me. Ba.Ku. delivers furious, crisp and cascading harsh noise occationally drowned out by demonic screaming, ripping with tension. Never understood the power electronics-relation to Ba.Ku. but I could see a long distance relation to some of Sloguns more chaotic, gushing works like "Hunting humans" or "The pleasures of death", especially in the vocal department. Solid, satisfactory stuff. Brown cardboard, screenprinted cover version.
RITA, THE / TRERIKSROSET - s/t - LP [White Centipede Noise]
179 SEK
Capt'n CRUNCH is here again! Sam mixing Tommy and ZK's material live in Berlin autumn 2018. The tempo here is almost slow to mid with uprising bursts of more uncontrolled TRR-feedback, leaving space to breathe. In the middle we are interrupted by some distorted classical piano and then back into juicy snap n' crackle heaven. But wait, we have a full Tommy side here too - here's fast and furious for ya! No news here, just glittering feedback mayhem with the right amount of punch, patience and penis for you to endure. As ever, play LOUD. Comes with bonus A3 risograph poster, courtesy of Mr. Carlsson.
RJF - greater success in apprehension & convictions - LP [Harbinger Sound]
169 SEK
New vinyl reissue of the original 1983 LP, with new extensive liner notes by Tommy Carlsson and Kristian Olsson, complete with printed inner sleeve and A3-poster - I am not going to babble a lot on this material (read the description of the CD below) but let me just say that it is primarily a reaction to the "industrial" music in Sweden at the time. Full of distorted cheap guitars, anguished vokills, tape experiments and drummachines in an uncomfortable mix.
RJF - greater success in apprehension & convictions - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
The most extreme and outstanding music from Sweden. Desire, despair, disgust, destruction & death - The Sound of RJF. This is the real thing, no false grace or hypocrisy. RJF get their inspiration from the sickness of mankind. This is not about music, this is survival and fighting back. A cock down the throat of morality. A knife in the back of society. RJF create their own values. Control & Knowledge. From the original 1983 press release. We might not have put it as poetic but when we found the old press release we couldn't resist the beauty of the text. The sounds on this disc drag you all the way back to the chilly gutters of early 80's fierce electronics. Menacing and mechanical noises, grating rhythms pick on your nerve endings, this is a sinister reminder that something was alive back then, something that is missing now. This CD-reissue of the old LP has been re-mastered from vinyl since the master tapes are missing and is packaged in a 12-page booklet A5 sleeve with lots of pictures, liner notes by Kristian Olsson and original art made by Leif Thuresson. Edition of 500 copies. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
RODEN, STEVE / SMALL CRUEL PARTY - strategies obliques o - WHITE LP [Ferns]
199 SEK
These two seems to be a good match for a split! Roden starts off using modular synth with dancing looped patterns, all glittering ice and vocal fragments that flicker in and out. As the side progresses it becomes quieter, more fragile with strummed stringinstruments and rubbed objects. Great stuff! Overall, time is an important factor in these pieces, or "songs" if you want, as they are kept short which works in their advantage. SCP then, three tracks where the longer centrepiece with its slight cozy train rhythm and close-ups of stone against the rail is the clear winner - features that same timelessness that characterizes much of Zoviet France's work. Otherwise we have delayed and eq:ed vinyl crackle, plus an alien trying to play a melodica in a toolshed. Unfortunately the cover (and printed innersleeve, mind you) is not using its opportunities - no pics. All copies comes with bonus Steve Roden 3" CD from 2009 (also on Ferns) to make up for it though!
ROEDELIUS, HANS-JOACHIM & VON HAUSSWOLFF, CARL MICHAEL - II - LP [Ideal Recordings]
199 SEK
Second collaboration album from these two, haven't heard their first one so can't compare... After a shorter introductory piece with droning and passing events scratching the surface, we are encapsulated in a vehicle exploring the deep end of the ocean. Oppressive, vibrating machinery reaches a belt of ghastly tones, the pace increases, we sink deeper and eventually lose contact. The descent continues slowly and inevitably on the second side. Now we are free floating the dark, passing a short ray of light, nearing waking dream and extinction. I get the feeling Hausswolff is in charge of the droning/rumbling, overall structure and mixing while Roedelius handles the incoming, short sudden fits of temporal sound. One might argue this album doesn't offer much news to the dronetable, but it's a damn nice document regardless. Quite a trip on headphones!
SERRUYS, MATHIEU - skin / glove - LP [B.A.A.D.M.]
229 SEK
Great new LP from one of the B.A.A.D.M. label bosses, mostly brittle analog synth work in a quite personal introvert vein - I once thought of his work as a modern Les Joyaux De La Princesse around "Aux petites..." devoid of all grit and political overtones. I relate his sound to romanticism, emptiness, longing and cautious approachings with some tracks adding sounds of creaking wood and water for extra dynamics. Worthy to note is also the pacing of the album. Regarding the cover art - as the first LP showed a bit of his face and now this second LP shows his naked bust, I am a little worried what the next LP cover will show? Recommended.
SEWER ELECTION - kassettmusik - LP [Fordamning Arkiv]
209 SEK
Reissue of the long sold out CD on Ideal Recordings. Represented a new chapter in Dan's oevre, including the now semi-famous vomit-loops that divided a generation of HN-Johansson-fans. Well, that part is not present the whole recording either, but the rest is pretty (at times almost annoyingly) minimal underwater tape-murk ad infinitum. Acquire with due caution! Big size insert with extensive, indepth liner notes written by Chris Sienko. Last copy.
SEWER ELECTION & TRERIKSROSET - killing for germany / ragsved - CD [White Centipede Noise]
129 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
SFAR - sprickor - LP [Jartecknet]
169 SEK
Collaboration project between Blodvite and Altar Of Flies - as one might guess reel-to-reel loops remains the main dish also here, but there's also another, playful yet introvert side to this work with intense broken electronics and vocal parts sounding like some 60's private boyroom radio poetry. Intimate and earthy drones sliding into each other but also quite abrupt cuts, blends high and low disturbances plus the soft bleeding creakings. Back in stock! Last copy.
SHARON'S LAST PARTY - blue light and blue eyes - 7" [Segerhuva]
49 SEK
Two tracks from this very promising new Swedish act. You may have heard their contribution on CMI's "Nihil" compilation 2LP - if not, GET IT! The music is powerful electronics and noise firmly rooted in the "old school" (argh) industrial spirit. To be blunt, this is just as good as TG always promised to be, but never managed to be on vinyl. Excellent vocals on the A-side, and a dark brooding instrumental track on the flipside. Buy, motherfucker, buy. Postage free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls.
SHREDDED NERVE - in the shadow of what never was - LP [Chondritic Sound]
189 SEK
First LP from this relatively new US act, first side comprised of three parts which flows between reverberating, concrete loops, chugging static synth and airy tones plus feedback. The flip has four tracks of varying intensity and holds adulterous kinship to both Japan's S*Core and unrelenting swedish tape noise, but still with its own identity. Recommended. In golden and printed black jackets, with insert and download coupon. Last copy.
SILLANPAA, MARJA-LEENA - they know we are listening - LP [Firework Editions]
149 SEK
Nice surprise from the swedish Firework Edition label - a collection of live sets or live in studio recordings of spacious radio noise, never really harsh (nor heavy or crushing) on the ears as the high frequencies are kept low. There is a slight psychedelic charm present on the longer a-side, due to the wailing background but mostly we are overwashed by a dry, wallish sound in the way of Regim's work. Noise not reaching for a climax, nor a direct impactful music but instead a rather static environment where there's plenty of room to explore or search sounds in the background, like voices in the rubble. On the wrong day i'd probably hate this, but i'm in a good mood today so i'm all ears! Recommended.
SKIN CRIME - the house on the cliff - LP [Self Abuse]
189 SEK
Cooking and droning feedback making way for a DEEP mid range crunchfest. What makes this LP (most notably the a-side) so hot and juicy is the slow upbuilding structures, the austere restraint and the little pauses in intensity. The flip is wilder and there's some serious japanese smoke coming out of the speakers here. Slaps! Clocking in just a little under 30 minutes in total - the perfect length of tortorous noise and god-forsaken electronics. You won't be dissapointed. Can't shake off the Scooby-Doo feel of the front cover though. Ace! Last copy.
SMALL CRUEL PARTY - e vago fior del tempo - LP [Penultimate Press]
299 SEK
Very limited vinyl only issue of some tracks from early tapes - first side has more electronic echoing, repetitive rhythmic patterns going with a few whispering vocal sounds, the flip is the clear winner here though with its icy cold structures, nature as desolate, shrieking tones - thought of a mix of Rusalka's organic theremins and the rigour of "Selected ambient works volume II" while listening, tickling the eardrums with a distinct mysterious approach. Primarily one for the fanatics though, as SCP only tasted better with aging, but still worthy of investigating. Minimal and classy presentation on special, debossed cardboard.
SMELL & QUIM - cuntybubbles - LP [Cheeses International]
199 SEK
This UK group has forged their own brand of eclectic and, at times, gross noise and deranged electronics - always balancing between mere stupidity and something even worse. This new work shows a good variation of styles, not so much of the full front harsh noise, more of their experimental side with almost tribal percussive bits and Sylvie & Babs-type of sampling. With abusive and sexual overtones, naturally - haven't you seen the cover? There's a lot of porn sampling ad nauseum and growing tension in the loops, you're pounded into submission in the same way Con-Dom worked sometimes (a Leeds thing?) - I did not know snare drums and creaking beds work so well together. A good, indecent listen for the whole family!
SRMEIXNER - ten thousand ways to die - CD [Segerhuva]
79 SEK
Stephen Meixner (ex-Contrastate) has deepened his exploration of spaghetti western thematics on this album. The tracks herein take as their inspiration the ideas and themes behind the making of the films and the era in which they were made. While the Italo-western genre is often focused on violent dynamics, Meixner's music focuses on haunting and sparse atmospherics yet keeping with the film genre's tendency to always keep things interesting by throwing in both unexpected and unsettling elements. Field recordings, samples and digital manipulation makes up the core of the album, with a distinct, smoothly composed desert flavour. Edition of 300 copies in digipak cover. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
SRMEIXNER - the dictatorship of the viewer - CD [Fin De Siecle Media]
49 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
SRMEIXNER - between the lines - CD [Dirter]
49 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase!
SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS - kusa'i - LP [Influencing Machine]
199 SEK
Re-issue of 90's G.R.O.S.S. tape - high and mid frequency industrial noise not relying on brute force but details in the sound design. Very much enjoying the slow tempo on this LP, actually a quite relaxing listen despite the sound-relation to both a space-version of "Master Control" and the shrieking Italian classics. I'm also thinking lovers of the Sir Ashleigh Grove CD on Siren might enjoy this one too, if you can stand the bit more "room" in sound. Highly recommended. Last copy.
STELZER / MURRAY - commit - LP [Helen Scarsdale Agency]
209 SEK
Slowly oscillating feedback drones and ringing tones weave a mass of sound, digital mixing and manipulation of analog sources - a bit dark and mysterious, bordering on noise at times but never the full on assault. Kind of unclassifiable stuff, with the feet standing all over the ambient, experimental and post-industrial spectrum. The press release mentioned Cranioclast for instance but i'm actually thinking Illusion Of Safety more than once! It's easy to get sucked into these electronic maelstroms of backward sounds, chopped rhythmic parts and low-key vocal utterances. The ending part with chains and airy grinding factory loops is splendid. Takes a while to get into but nevertheless highly recommended!
SWEETNESS WILL OVERCOME - various artists - CD [Segerhuva]
19 SEK
Here it is: the first Segerhuva compilation, a massive 74-minute budget priced CD with a 20- page booklet in jewelcase. The CD is filled from beginning to end with a strong and exciting line-up of both well known and newer groups, mainly from Sweden, but also with contributions from Finland and Japan. We are thrilled to be able to present a solid mix of sounds, from the most punishing ultra-harsh electronics, via the primitively thuggish all the way to the cocktail-sipping arty. Yes, we have room for all - please join the party. "Sweetness Will Overcome" features a wide range of artists making it a diverse and interesting affair. Our tribute to a stagnating but in a strange sense healthy scene! Without further preaching: all served with pleasure and pain. All tracks are exclusive. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase!
TESTICLE HAZARD - kiki & kastor - CD [Troniks / Helicopter]
109 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
TESTICLE HAZARD - fifty-sixty - LP [White Centipede Noise]
189 SEK
The Keranen-Marhaug free-form pork machine is back with a "new" album recorded in 2009! A mid range feast, very active and lively stuff between chaotic and playful. Livefeel japanoise from two operators who works the controls in the right tempo. No rigid cut-ups here, just everflowing sprinkling of sonic rubble. Not only are we served some excellent colorful noise, but a full color cover and yellow vinyl with green swirls. Tack sa mycket!
TESTICLE HAZARD - python in the bowl - CD [Freak Animal]
119 SEK
No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Will be sent without jewelcase!
TESTICLE HAZARD / GOLDEN SERENADES - morning star / evening fix - LP [Segerhuva]
139 SEK
On this split LP, Testicle Hazard (Lasse Marhaug + Tommi Keranen) deliver a side-long orgy of blistering fuzzed-out heaviness. This is a duo that has very quickly proved that they are indeed capable of producing some truly ear-shattering noise bliss - two noise maestros doing what they love and live for, and you can feel privileged to indulge in the result of their hard work. Golden Serenades (John Hegre + Jorgen Traen) immediately locks into a devastating groove - for lack of a more suitable term - and a terribly convincing assault of metal clattering and a non-stop moving mass of forceful sonic onslaught of the highest order. When these Norwegian lads team up, you can expect nothing less than noise nirvana. Printed black/white matte covers - edition of 300 copies.
THOUGHT BROADCAST - swarm structure - LP [Total Black]
249 SEK
The bastard child of Proiekt Hat and Pan Sonic? Heavy churning loops (of which a few changes slightly over time) with higher/mid frequency dying out bleakness on top where the overall muffled sound gives me the feeling it was recorded live in studio on a boombox. Obviously a good thing, yeah? I hear echoes of some of Deutsch Nepals or S*Cores delayed rhythmic and monotonous excursions and older german industrial like Anenzephalia. Inte illa alls. Track lengths are optimal for this type of material, my only complaint may be the more or less same structural formula is repeated over the album. Had this been released in the mid 90's on Tesco or Loki I guess they would had other following, not coming from german soil and being without any vocal duties didn't help their fame I guess. Very good album!
TILLY, THOMAS - script geometry - DLP + CD [Aposiopese]
199 SEK
No description available at this time. Count postage as two LPs. Last copy.
TIME ENDS - A TRIBUTE TO J.G. BALLARD'S TETRALOGY OF TRANSFORMATION - various artists - DLP [The Epicurean / Auf Abwegen]
319 SEK
Elegant apocalyptic four way split with material from Anemone Tube, Desiderii Marginis, Martin Bladh/Karolina Urbaniak and Troum. An in-depth work with lots of textmaterial do indulge in during listening - two double sided innersleeves crammed! Anemone Tube with his manipulated field recordings, rough but still hi-fi post-industrial looping and Martin Bladh/Karolina Urbaniak's dynamic soundscape and both spoken, shouted or treated words are the winners here, but Troum's hazy, slight rumbling industrial, strange voices and atmospheres (just occationally bursting out into harmony-land) and Desiderii Marginis' droning tones and windy sound are good too. On disgusting yellow vinyl. Count postage as two LPs!
TONIUTTI, GIANCARLO / TONIUTTI, MASSIMO - strategies obliques I - WHITE LP [Ferns]
249 SEK
Two respectful brothers for the price of one? Let's dive in. Giancarlo's work conjures a partly dizzy, partly distinct dreamlike, subtle atmosphere - we are situated inside the walls of a large abandoned mansion where drafts of wind sighs through the wooden beams. Rattling of dry flowers in the garden, downpitched sound of furniture being dragged over the floor by an unseen force. Strange clickings, creakings and cavities with some fast vibration against a lightbulb. Almost like a kind of soundinstallation (for the Arkham museum) as there's not much progression through the piece. Pretty heavy early CMI/Sound Source vibe on this one, but recorded yesterday at Fylkingen instead. So what could Massimo gather? Layers of vibrating strings, all different. At times I look to the east (a whiff of the sustain of a sitar) or to the west (Andrew Chalks earlier work with e-bowed guitar). This is however not stale nor static drones, but a living sound, slowly and constantly changing shape. A matter of testing, trying, altering and foremost caution. Minimal cover - the sounds speak.
TORBA - musique inconcrete - LP [Fragment Factory]
179 SEK
Despite the rather bland cover, here we have a very good album filled to the brim with tape noise and field recordings of the pleasant but introvert kind. This can perhaps be lumped together with fellow rough-composers Mercury Hall and some of Mattias Gustafssons work, at times they reach the same dreamlike, crackling ambiences. I am thinking how the sounds are chosen - candywrappers, water in bowls and black metal distorted beyond recognition in an elegant mix, where the mixing comes across as nothing short of perfect. Torba seems to focus on the background, the distant, the unnecessary and convoke a hazy, volatile reality of noisy textures. Play with headphones, some of the magic is lost and disappear in the household when played through speakers.
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN - algir; eller algir i merkstave - LP [Cold Spring]
169 SEK
I was not too keen on the Kainskult LP but this one I can enjoy - chimes are struck, sudden hard hits, bowls singing in a vast space and occational horn sounds with hints to more trad. dark ambient from deep gongs and bowed metal, totally free from disturbing vocal outbursts. The counterpart side goes further into something, adding birds and outstretched tones. Still minimal but a bit more structurally potent with just a few percussive bits at the end. Printed innersleeve with evocative text in swedish which accentuates this quite impressive album nicely. Last copy.
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN / BODY CARGO - s/t - LP [Autarkeia]
179 SEK
Newly released split vinyl with TRP in a more sombre-syrupy, archaic mode with less vocal treats but rest assured, still digging deep in the occult mud. Actually at times not too far from the atmospheres invoked on the Etant Donnes and Michael Gira collaboration mentioned elsewhere in this list. I have not encountered BC before so I can't speak for how this material compares with the rest but this is heavily layered industrial and despite being labelled "dirty and lo-fi", to me quite clean sounding with heavily processed vocals and samples. Rather pricey yes, don't blame me - however heavy, clear vinyl in pro-printed thick brown cardboard sleeves. Last copy.
TRERIKSROSET - venal / heteronormativ musik for att starka medelklassens sjalvbild - CD [White Centipede Noise]
129 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
TRERIKSROSET - s/t - CASSETTE [Hatband]
149 SEK
RESTOCK. Second edition of the tape with live recordings, from Jonkoping 2008 and Stockholm 2013 respectively. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
TRERIKSROSET - s/t - CD [No label]
119 SEK
CD-version of a very limited 60 minute / 2 track cassette from 2019 (not the Hatband one, sorry). In very minimal packaging, just like the tape. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
TROUM - vorbei der tod - LP [Raubbau]
209 SEK
As ever a guitarbased work (plus other acoustic instrumentation), in parts nearing a heavy but still in ways a melodic archaic mood. Light and delicate - deep and rich, in slight orchestral harmony - filling out the space with both airy, heavenly and even symphonic drones. Dark washes of sound to zone you out but featuring enough drama to keep you awake. A fine, cohesive album from this long running German duo which felt familiar but still strangely remote.
TROUM - acouasme - DLP [Silken Tofu]
99 SEK
PLEASE NOTE! All of these has a pretty severe corner damage hence the price! Vinyl version of a CD on Cold Spring from 2015, with bonus track. This should according to the pressrelease be Troum in harsher mode - dare I hope for anything like the crushing loops of "Un/Mahts" here? Perhaps not, harsher Troum-wise maybe means not-so-harmonic compared to recent releases and I can say this works MUCH better. These tracks are pushed forwards by thick and airy washes of sound, coupled with a (sometimes) noisy backend. Play loud to get sucked into the hazy drift. On milky white vinyl.
TUSEN AR UNDER JORD - sorgsendomet fobos - CD [Trollmusic]
99 SEK
Re-issue of the Hibiskofon-cassette with one long bonus track. Layered sampling of old record melodies, interludes, horn and keyboard evoking the hardship of days long gone, complete with a lot of vinyl crackle. These fabulous, mournful and disharmonic orchestrals charm lies in a smoothly stuttering mixing department which creates a certain dynamism and strange sense of authenticity. In ways like a swedish version of Der Blutharsch or even early Mortiis for that matter. Starts off a little cautious but we are inexorably drawn deeper and deeper into the mountain halls, where values different than ours are obeyed. Postage for one CD is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several CDs or tapes - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks! Last copy.
US STEEL CELLO ENSEMBLE - noise in the library - LP [Putojefe Records]
199 SEK
Always considered the Ensemble as in the same league as Organum, mostly soundwise (and also during the days of "Ikon" and Jackman's later work where he explored a more religiously tinged path) - especially here, three distictive segments recorded 1989 in a Berlin church. After a rather hmmm...musical opening first track with deep tibetan throat singing, evocative female vocals and Rutman drones with his steel cello, opens up for a more playful rattling percussive introduction which transcends into a noisy metal rumble - reminds me of the sound of A.B.G.S. (but should probably be the other way around?). Second side is all about the sustain and terrifying beauty of the bow chimes. Here an odd Envenomist on natural instruments-feel or the windy Carlos/Elkind tracks on the Shining O.S.T. enters like air raid sirens of doom - a feast of singing metal! With a informative 12" four page booklet with pictures and former member texts, A2 poster and show flyer.
VAN LUIJK, TIMO & CROENE, FREDERIK - ipnopedion - LP [La Scie Doree]
199 SEK
Timo has done it again! This is an odd one and no noise in sight, just slow and mesmerizing synth background, piano and bells accompanying Mr. Zanfrettas speech during hypnosis. While the live a-side is tops, what really shines here is the flip with its "fin de siecle" opening, dissolute organ and silently windswept swooshes, or slowed down waves...? Fantastic stuff which demands several listens to grasp fully! Classy, minimal presentation with insert.
VAN LUIJK, TIMO & CROENE, FREDERIK - fortune de mer - LP [La Scie Doree]
249 SEK
Continuing their studies of the mighty sea with all its senses of permanent unreliability - these nine sequences of mostly traditional instrumentation such as piano, percussion and horns evokes feelings of hardship and despair, with a hard focus on the dramaturgy. Great variation of moods throughout but still with a sense of coherency. Less krauty feel than the last collaboration, just as good!
VAN LUIJK, TIMO & VANDERSTRAETEN, KRIS - autour du lac d'asselt - LP [La Scie Doree]
259 SEK
Live recording from 2012 in Belgium - as expected, low-key (occationally almost completely silent) improvisations on percussion instruments like cymbals, xylophone or shakers (stroken, struck or plucked) - and various strings, flute and effects. A watery impression given the title - a silent tarn and its organic quagmire of prancing creatures and turbid vegetation, or a 60's nature documentary. Slow currents and floundering stirs the surface, spins off or sinks down. Suitable cover to a quite fabulously flowing recording that took a few listens to fully appreciate. Top shelf collaboration.
VAN LUIJK, TIMO & VANDERSTRAETEN, KRIS - costa del luna - LP [La Scie Doree]
179 SEK
Could well be 90's NWW but without the funny elements. Just a improvised and slow moving continuation of quiet sounds. In extremely nice double side (!) printed covers. Last copy.
VARROPAS - s/t - LP [Ikuisuus / Hyster Tapes]
199 SEK
I'm not really acquainted with the Finnish guitar/improv/lofi dronescene but this LP was a welcome surprise. Lots of cheap synth loops and treated guitars here with additional rhytmic clangs and noises. A thorough krauty (god, I hate that term), calm and hypnotic feel and suitable for late night listening.
VERTONEN - broken air - CASSETTE [Helen Scarsdale Agency]
99 SEK
A lovely cassette of radio interference and manipulated electronic signaling, slowly increasing intensity toward robotic meltdown which is hastily discontinued, followed by crisp tones in a ripe, Colley-esque way. There's long form drone of the electronic kind, coupled with ragged passages of the unwanted, the malfunctioning. Sounds not actively seeking your attention. Bloody great! Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!
VERTONEN - 11° 22.4'N 142° 35.5' / HACE/26,250'E - LP [CIP / Misanthropic Agenda]
169 SEK
One of the highlights of 2013 so far for sure! A strong thematic album working around two extreme locations on earth. Two long tracks of very impressive editing and timing, stemming mostly from a Polivoks synthesizer this LP conjures a frightening experience in deep, evolving industrial-tinged drone. Delicious tip-on jackets with special triangular insert. Restock! Last copy.
VOGEL, MICHEL & CORNER, PHILIP & NEVILLE, PHOEBE - musiques de ailes / winged music - LP [Ricerca Sonora]
99 SEK
Satisfying live recordings from Paris in 1999. Large focus on small steel bell sounds and to a lesser degree gongs which flows out in room resonance. Packaged in color covers including two inserts.
VOLTIGEURS - carrion - LP [Second Layer]
99 SEK
New Skullflower side-project. I can't really tell what separates this from the mothermonicker and frankly this motionless material does not give me much at all. On nice golden vinyl anyway! Last copy.
WERKBUND - skalpafloi - LP [Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien]
289 SEK
NEW. No description available at this time.
WINCE - the older generation - LP [Tordon Ljud]
179 SEK
After a stream of cassette tapes and a phenomenal CD here comes Wince's first vinyl outing, now doing kind of mellow synthesizer rock? Nah, not likely eh? Still living the wet harsh noise dream of course! I won't go as far as the Baglady when it comes to this but it IS a competent work, mumma for all those who still BELIEVE. Noise not needing to prove anything. Full color cover.
ZENTA SUSTAINED - serpent track patterns - 12" [Absurd Exposition]
199 SEK
An extremely dry and minimal snap and crackle-fest from Sam McKinlay (The Rita) and Ryan Bloomer - the sound of someone rubbing a piece of lego over a soon dead microphone. No development, no harsh noise - only concept. Calling it a recording of some alien lifeform trying to make contact through the ether would be stretching it. I applaud the endurance of the players - and the patience of the eventual listener. Something Aphex Twin would record and release just to piss people off - i'm sure they could write an essay around the proceedings, but to me the end result is just tedious and forgettable.
ZOVIET FRANCE - vienna 1990 - LP [Vinyl On Demand]
229 SEK
The masters of reverb and delay - used to pervade the whole picture, with the capacity to modulate and stretch the sounds into something mindaltering, unhuman almost - volatile fragments dances past us in the ether. While there are rhythmic, tribal sampling segments present, this is ambient music first and foremost, an uncommon electronic phenomena. As with most of their recordings, we are woven into their universe of backwards sounds creating arrythmic patterns, voices that hums and mumbles and by-passing toy- and stringinstruments or harmonica. Not their best, but still a good document. Last copy.
ZOVIET FRANCE - what is not true - ONE-SIDED LP + LP [Vinyl On Demand]
299 SEK
Reissue of two live sets recorded in the UK in 1993 which shows the transition period of ZF after Robin Storey left, leaving the rougher structures and tribal elements behind and entering a clearer ambient direction using different equipment. A more finely tuned and laidback result with clouded vocal/pitched choir drones, crunchy and dry electronic crackles, strings/flutes but with a sway abyss floating around the corner. All in all a good album featuring enough majestic washes of sound (driven forth by isolated background rhythms) and astral projections to get you lost inside. Last copy.
ODEGARD, WAGNER - ur tornedjupen - CASSETTE [Hibiskofon]
99 SEK
RESTOCK. A pompous horn introduction leads into fragmentary interludes and intertwining loops of piano and harmonium of both the darker and solitary kind, with the occational considered sample. Kind of how I would have liked Mortiis to sound in the mid 90's. Packaged in a pasted on o-card, plus insert. Postage for one tape is free if ordered with 1, 2 or 4-5 vinyls. If ordering several tapes or CDs - send an email first to reserve and get the postage right - thanks!