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::: IMPORTANT NOTICE ::: Please note there will be NO packing or shipping of orders from July 19, 2015, to Aug. 3, 2015. During this time you can place orders in the normal way but your records/cds/tapes etc will NOT be shipped until Aug. 4, 2015. Please only order during this time if you're happy to wait until Aug. 4 for shipment. Thanks! July 16, 2015.


Olympisk Løft / Livorno / Cassette / Janushoved / janushoved no. 23

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"Livorno" by Olympisk Løft is "for Émile Zola and the Industrial era. Pictures of Europe". Released on Denmark-based Janushoved label. Janushoved no. 23.


Internazionale / Brothers Of The Baltic Pearl / Cassette / Janushoved / janushoved no. 22

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"Brothers Of The Baltic Pearl" is a "new homoerotic ambience" by Internazionale. Pearls gathered from deep waters, placed on the middle of his tongue". Released on Denmark-based Janushoved. Janushoved no. 22"


P.E. / Kalliope / Cassette / Janushoved / janushoved no. 21

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"Kalliope" is the debut release from Olympisk Løft, an affiliate of P.E.. "A gentle touch from a lover, a yearning cry from the sea". Released in cassette format on Denmark-based Janushoved Label. Janushoved no. 21.


Ghedalia Tazartes / La Bar Mitzvah Du Chien / Vinyl LP / Bisou Records / BIS-002-U

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Another shamanic journey in Tazartès's universe. He sings and plays all the instruments and samples, recorded in the very same room as all his other solo records since 1974. Performed, produced, and recorded by Ghédalia Tazartès for Bisou in 2012. Tazartès's son, Lalo, can be heard on "Don't Cry for Me, Mamma." The front cover is a picture of Quentin Rollet, shot by Yannick Ressigeac. The back features a drawing by Lalo Tazartès. Mastered by F/Lor.


Vanessa Rossetto, Kevin Parks / Severe Liberties / CD / Erstwhile Records / erstaeu004

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"Severe Liberties" by Kevin Parks and Vanessa Rossetto. Three lengthy (53 minutes) pieces recorded July 25 and 26, 2014, in New York City. Released in CD format on the US-based Erstwhile Records label.


Nick Hoffman, Devin Disanto / Three Exercises / CD / Erstwhile Records / erstaeu005

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"Three Exercises" by Devin Disanto and Nick Hoffman. Recorded at St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School, West Hartford, CT, on August 8-9, 2014. With electronic sounds generated in reeal-time using FM and dynamic stochastic synthesis. Released in CD format on US-based Erstwhile Records label.


Daikyofuroshiki / Live In Japan 2014 / Cassette / Wild Flesh Productions / TBC

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Daikyofuroshiki's (大凶風呂敷) "Live In Japan 2014" was "recorded during their Japan tour in 2014, capturing K-Mical-Mico, Shiraishi, and Buerhaus at a tense juncture, buffeted by Buerhaus’s aggressive electronics, Shiraishi’s tense, slicing saxophone, and K-Mical-Mico’s mysterious organ rhythms. Limited edition C40 tape on Buerhaus’s own Wild Flesh Productions label.


Hans Essel / Zeitfalten / 2 x Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark / 314.05

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After 2013's Saitensack LP, this edition showcases another long-running project by Darmstadt-based composer Hans Essel (b. 1948). Zeitfalten (time folds) is music for tape machines: Using a Revox A77 reel tape recorder, the tape is led around a guide between the record head and the replay head. Each recorded sound is replayed after nine seconds and added to the input sound. Optionally, the tape can be led to a second A77 where it is replayed once again and selectively re-added to the input. Utilizing these methods, Essel builds a sediment of sound where every auditory event returns again and again, yet is distorted and diminished over time. Each tone has to deal with the past and at the same time defines the future. Zeitfalten thus allows for tape machines to become instruments of musical articulation. The character of sound is partly defined by the input sources used. Since its introduction in 1988, Zeitfalten has gone through a number of setups utilizing different sound sources. This edition collects four recordings: Suite I (1989, viola and voice), Messages (1990, radio signals), Reportage (1994, pre-recorded voices) and Falten (1996, two tape machines without external input). While Suite I is an environment with almost no control over the replaying process, a mixer was added for the other three setups. Edition of 100 copies. Two picture disc LPs containing images of the reels used. Gatefold PVC sleeve. The inside contains two large stickers with liner notes. Edition Telemark.


Hans Essel / Saitensack / Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark / 314.01

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First-ever release for Darmstadt-based composer Hans Essel who has been active in improvised music and Grundlagenmusik (foundational music) for more than 20 years. This LP showcases his project Saitensack (string-bag) in which he develops new ways of playing the violin and viola. Comparisons could be drawn to other experimental violinists like Tony Conrad and Takehisa Kosugi but Hans Essel uses a far more stripped-down approach: The instruments are neither modified nor amplified. Strings are not pressed by fingers but rather damped. Only through bowing, they are excited to complex free vibrations, sometimes harsh and noisy, at other times reminiscent of uilleann pipes with cracking and breaking like in yodeling. Saitensack focuses on the origin of tones out of the noise, zooming into the very character of string instruments. Saitensack is pure violin. The essence of violin playing. Side A features an overtone-rich performance from 1994. Side B has a harsher 1999 recording: 24 minutes of pure violin noise bliss. Edition of 500 with printed inner sleeve featuring a Saitensack discussion transcript. Edition Telemark.


Hans Rudolf Zeller / Hans Rudolf Zeller / Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark / 314.04

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Hans Rudolf Zeller (b. 1934 in Berlin) is best-known for being a music theorist, essayist and writer on contemporary music. His essays on Dieter Schnebel, Iannis Xenakis, microtonality etc., often published in the German journal "Musik-Konzepte", are deemed being among the best ever written on new music. Apart from that, he has since the 1960s maintained his own artistic work, most of which has not been published or only seen the light of day in private micro-editions. Zeller's work often involves combining multiple dimensions (texts, vocals, visual projections) into one cinematological literature. This LP edition is an attempt at collecting various elements of Zeller's work. All recordings have been made within the last 10 years, yet many of the underlying concepts date back to the 1960s or 1970s. Contained are two scriptophonies (works combining writing and vocals, with the notion of writing being extended in ways not unlike those Carlfriedrich Claus and Gerhard Rühm have shown), two vocal improvisations, one piece of Tesa sounds (sounds produced by adhesive tape), and one piece for horn. The full-color sleeve and inner sleeve show Tesa pictures made between 1961 and 1970, and one collage from 2010. There is one insert with detailed liner notes by Zeller in German and English, and another insert showing a relic of a scriptophony. Edition of 300. Edition Telemark.


Paul Panhuysen / Pendulum Change Ringing / Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark / 314.03

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First vinyl LP edition by Dutch sound and visual artist Paul Panhuysen since 1986. In terms of sound art, Paul Panhuysen is well-known for his long string installations, yet he has produced a vast amount of other sound installations using different materials and sound sources ranging from various instruments to animals such as birds. This LP contains a recording of the installation "Pendulum Change Ringing", displayed at Pand Koloniale Waren in Hasselt (Belgium) in 2012. The installation consists of twelve engraved Turkish metal platters, each mounted onto a black plastic bin, and placed in a 20 meters long row. The rim of each platter is hit by a metal pendulum operated by a tiny electromotor. Each hit causes the platter to resonate with a rich sound texture full of dissonant overtones. During the recording, the twelve pendulums are activated one after the other. The paces at which they swing differ due to their rods having different lengths. This causes interlocking rhythmic patterns to emerge that become more complex with each step and never stay the same. Hits aggregate into clusters, then thin out again. The sound is not chaotic, yet its regularity is hard to comprehend. "You might call Pendulum Change Ringing a typical Paul Panhuysen piece: it works according to a system, quite a simple one in fact, but its effect surpasses that apparent simplicity by far." (René van Peer) Edition of 300 copies. Full-color sleeve with photos of the installation and liner notes by René van Peer. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. Edition Telemark.


Wolf Vostell / Concert Fluxus "Sara-Jevo" / Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark, Tochnit Aleph / 314.02

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Wolf Vostell's "Concert Fluxus Sara-Jevo", a co-release on Edition Telemark and Tochnit Aleph. Realised at Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca, Spain. September 9, 1994, with Wolf Vostell using actions, electronics, and tapes, and Nancy Bellow as soprano. Released in an edition of 450 copies, in full-color gatefold sleeve plus printed inner sleeve featuring photos of the concert. Edition Telemark, Tochnit Aleph.


Lieven Moana, Lieven Martens / Music From The Guardhouse / Cassette / Edicoes CN / 10.2

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Recorded in Antwerp. Winter / spring 2012 – 2013, and spring 2015. Inspired by a poem of Percy Shelley, mid 20th century radio plays, and – of course – an island. This cassette is a revised version of the eponymous LP, released two years ago. A playwright visits an uninhabited island. He takes a rest in an abandoned lighthouse, nods off and enters the island’s mind. Through transfiguration into the isle’s forms – rock, shrubs, water, its fauna and flora, … - he becomes the island. Mastered by Christophe Albertijn. Risograph printed covers. Lay Out by Jeroen Wille and Anna Papanastasiou. Released in an edition of 150 copies on the artist's own Edicioes CN label.


Dolphins Into The Future, Lieven Moana, Lieven Martens / Songs Of Gold, Incandescent / Vinyl LP / Edicoes CN / ECN 6.4

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Recorded in Antwerp and on location, 2010–2014. Songs Of Gold are nine small portraits. Five tracks that where featured on the cassette versions PLUS four extra tracks for this vinyl version. Culled from compilations, limited run cassette releases, choreographies, and 7” singles. Some pieces were worked on for a length of time, others materialized in just about one take. All the songs are derived by an encounter with an object, a place or a person. Or by a combination of these. The events are translated into the work through the intermediary of symbolic sounds and notes. There is no thematic link between the compositions. Mastered by Christophe Albertijn. Offset printed covers. Lay Out by Jeroen Wille and Anna Papanastasiou. Issued on the artist's own Edicoes CN label in an edition of 170 copies.


Miaux / Above The High Rays / Cassette / Ultra Eczema / ultra eczema 196

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Tears seem to have made sufficient space for a shy smile on Miaux’s latest audio massage, although the general mood remains that of being ”alone in a bar at 6am while the cleaner politely asks you to put your feet up, like all the other furniture“. Let’s keep things simple and clear, like in Sarajevo: A and B are the same on this cassette; the audio was created as a soundtrack for a screening of René Clair's silent movie Paris Qui Dort from 1923. Miaux must have been younger than her wild child is right now. Being woken up with Tubular Bells daily as a child instead of the ringtone that seems to be stuck in Antwerp cathedral certainly made its mark… Instead of of playing with talking dolls everyday, Miaux had to drill for gold to procure a bowl of Balkan soup, resulting in the beauty her destroyed hands push out of these keys! Released on Ultra Eczema in an edition of 150 copies. Ultra Eczema.


No Intention / Armchair Electronics / Cassette / Vitrine / VT10

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Vitrine soldiers onward into 2015 with Armchair Electronics, the next release from No Intention. The aesthetic follow-up to 2013’s Debris Music, Armchair Electronics offers two side-long forays into tape redundancy, vocal collusion and bedside non-music. This cassette finds the project disengaging from the conceit of craft to focus on pugilistic sound poetry and dilettante field recording. Music has been disposed of, except as a joke which fails to land. The title track furthers what Italian sound poet Sarenco terms a lotta poetica, or poetic war, as alcoholic soliloquy is dislocated by the running back and forth of rote nursery rhyme. Domestic field recordings cannibalize the gendered fracture of confession and refusal. There is nothing to write about and no ideas forthcoming. Bonus Tracks, the side-long b side, finds the Brotzmann/Bennink record Schwarzwaldfahrt excised from human contribution, leaving the sound of stones echoing against rubble, overhead aircraft, and wind interference. Absurdity prepares its own supper, but fails to provide the silverware. Limited to 100 copies. Sold out at source. Vitrine.


Robbie Basho / The Falconer's Arm Vol 1 / Vinyl LP / No Label / C 1017LP

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First reissue of Robbie Basho's The Falconer's Arm, Vol. 1, originally released by John Fahey's Takoma label in 1967. The Falconer's Arm pair of LPs (this record and the simultaneously reissued Vol. 2 (C 1018LP)) is widely considered Basho's best work; monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, fusing the drones of Indian raga with flamenco and traditional folk. Fully remastered with excellent sound. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies.


Robbie Basho / The Falconer's Arm Vol 2 / Vinyl LP / No Label / C 1018LP

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First reissue of Robbie Basho's The Falconer's Arm, Vol. 2, originally released by John Fahey's Takoma label in 1967. The Falconer's Arm pair of LPs (this record and the simultaneously reissued Vol. 1 (C 1017LP)) is widely considered Basho's best work; monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, with guitar lines in unusual tunings influenced by both blues and Indian music. Fully remastered with excellent sound. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies.


Andrew Chalk / A Light At The Edge Of The World / CD / Faraway Press / FP025

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Another beautiful release by UK drone/sound-artist Andrew Chalk. "A Light At The Edge Of The World" is handmade by Faraway Press, housed in a mini CD slipcase with wooden spine on inner sleeve, clothbound spines, offset printed papers, and debossed motifs. The disc "captures the fading essences and glow of "Forty-Nine Views In Rhapsodies' Wave Serene" (released on Faraway Press in 2012), in a single 40 minute piece for electric piano atmospherics. Its predecessor being an album of romanticised vistas, is concluded here in a restrained and delicate homage of poetic impressionism. Beautifully mastered by Denis Blackham and packaged in completely handmade mini slipcase sleeves by Faraway Press. Faraway Press.


Rosen & Spyddet / Tristian Og Isolde / 7" Vinyl / Total Black / totalblack30

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45 RPM 7" from this Danish synth pop group following the recent "Fortuna" LP on Posh Isolation, and several cassette titles on Janushoved & Posh Isolation. Released on limited edition 7" vinyl by the Canada-based Total Black label.


Keith Rowe / Live At Fairfield Chapel / Cassette / Idiopathic Records / IR007

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Live set by Keith Rowe (AMM) recorded at Fairfield Chapel. Released as a limited edition cassette tape on the US-based Idiopathic Records.


Joseph Hammer / Live In Los Angeles October 2013 / Cassette / Idiopathic Records / IR006

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Great set from Joseph Hammer, recorded live in LA in October 2013. Released on US-based Idopathic Records in a limited run cassette. Sold out at source.


Malcolm Goldstein / Full Circle Sounding / Vinyl LP / Kye / kye34

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Kye is proud to present 'Full Circle Sounding', the brand new LP by Montréal-based composer, improviser and violinist Malcolm Goldstein. 'Full Circle Sounding' comprises the complete recording of Goldstein's headline set at the 2014 Kye Festival, which took place at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY: 'Judson Piece #6 (with improvised violin extensions)', "but one bird sang not", and 'Sheep Meadow (with improvised violin extensions), plus an additional new studio improvisation 'Soundings', recorded specifically to complement the Kye Festival set. 'Full Circle Sounding' arrives in a monochrome matte stock sleeve featuring original Goldstein graphic art, and comes with a booklet of program notes/recollections. "I follow the line, am molded by it, yielding, as I mold it like a brook after rain pours through dirt, rocks, trees and grass, finding new subtle twists and turns as things moved, are moved in the flow....." (Malcolm Goldstein). Edition of 500 copies. Kye.


Joe McPhee, John Snyder / To Be Continued / Vinyl LP / Kye / kye35

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Kye is proud to present the release of 'To Be Continued', a previously unpublished 1973 performance, documenting the first meeting of Joe McPhee and John Snyder. "On a Sunday afternoon in the summer of 1973, a group of mostly non-professional musicians/music lovers, literally friends and neighbors came together to present a concert in a communal ritual ANCIENT TO THE FUTURE, for friends and neighbors at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. The Episcopal order graciously made their facilities available for concerts in 1968 and my first recordings for CJRecords -Underground Railroad in 1968. Just a few months earlier I met John Snyder, who had recently acquired an ARP2600 analog synthesizer and immediately the "what if" scenario of such a musical adventure moved from imagination to reality." (Joe McPhee). Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs, 'To Be Continued' arrives in a full color hi gloss sleeve, featuring archival photos from the concert, and comes with an insert containing program notes/recollections by Joe McPhee, and a download card to access the complete unedited 60 minute concert recording. Edition of 500 copies. Kye.


Torturing Nurse / Small Leave / Vinyl LP / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE34

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Prolific Chinese artist Torturing Nurse returns to vinyl format. 4 tracks of harsh and abundant noise but with psychedelic touch in vein of CCCC. 22 minutes long. Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. Black vinyls, printed labels and inner sleeve, one time limited pressing of 100 copies. A Dear Girl Called Wendy.


Embudagonn 108 / Dissection of Chronus / Vinyl LP / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE33

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Embudagonn 108 is Wataru Kasahara, hermetic artist from Tokyo. The recording on "Dissection of Chronus" spans over 30 years. Started in 1984, continued in 1988, finished in mid 2014. Field recordings smashed with disturbingly electronic sounds, echoes of an old instruments lost in our memories. Kasahara describes his work in these words: 'my symbolism is a decorative trap. You and I are in the absurd game. This music is killed, dissected and discarded music'. ​​ Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. ​​ A one-time pressing, on white vinyl with printed labels and inner sleeve. Released on A Dear Girl Called Wendy in a run of just 100 copies.


Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove / FMP0130 / Vinyl LP / Cien Fuegos / CF012

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Superb one-time-only deluxe reissue of "FMP0130", orginally released in 1973, with Peter Brotzmann on clarinet/alt-tenor-bariton-bass-saxophone, Fred Van Hove on celesta/piano, and Han Bennink on drums/khene/rhythm-box/selfmade clarinet/gachi/oe-oe /voice/tins/home-made junk/elong/dhung/kaffir piano/dhung-dkar. Recorded in Bremen, Germany, on Feb. 25, 1973, by recording engineer Dietram Köster. Pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in stunning gatefold sleeve designed by Brotzmann and with photographs by Dagmar Gebers and Krista Brötzmann. Released on Cien Fuegos in a one-time run of 750 copies. Cien Fuegos.


Olymphia / Music for a Dance Performance / Vinyl LP / Posh Isolation / poshisolation155

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Olymphia is the shared work of Kristian Emdal and Loke Rahbek and their first LP finds them in an electro-acoustic blur between rhythmical work, music concrete and modular and string based drones. 'Music for a Dance Performance' was recorded over two years between Copenhagen’s Mayhem and Stockholm’s EMS studios. 'Music for a Dance Performance' shows Olymphia parting with their former figure of intense physical music and moving towards a more refined yet no less intense expression. A triumphant mutation of audio media, like going from athletics to dance. Dance demands a degree of service higher than any other performing arts or sport. In sport the signs of effort are not concealed. On the contrary, making an effort visible is part of the display - people expect it. Dance is quite different. Actions within the dance performance should seem effortless and enact being both completely in the body, whilst at the same time transcending it. With Olymphia’s debut album, Emdal and Rahbek are portraying a not yet executed dance performance through five pieces of seemingly effortless dialogue. 'Music For a Dance Performance' is ultimately an ode to the potential of dance. Released on Posh Isolation in an edition of 500 copies. Posh Isolation.


Rosen & Spyddet / Fortuna / Vinyl LP / Posh Isolation / poshisolation153

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"Fortuna" is Rosen & Spyddets first full length LP and consists of 8 instrumental pieces of sugar coated adolescent synth music. Following a string of tapes on Posh Isolation and lately also on his own Janus Hoved label. Fortuna's narrative takes place in memory, with all the uncontrolled passion and clumsiness of losing one’s virginity and with the free feeling of the first time you went skinny-dipping. It is the sound of your first time being drunk, first cigarette, first kiss, first break up, first fight, first pill swallowed at a club bathroom, trying to impress whoever you were with at the time or biking down a big hill with your first lover on the back, no hands on the steering wheel, knowing that you will eventually crash but enjoying every single second before the inevitable end - the end not being death, but maybe just growing up. Released on Posh Isolation in an edition of 300 copies. Posh Isolation.


Olan Stephens / Monk / Cassette / Wagtail / wagtail005

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Olan’s Monk is a hazed out, nihilistic reference to the pop song. Its palette and sentiment pushed through a heavy filter. During a winter at home on the west coast of Ireland, Olan recorded this collection of abstract and expressive vignettes. Using restrictive old equipment, found sample banks and the effected voice, something physical is created out of nothing. Snow white cassette and cover with stamped text, white vellum insert, red seal. Limted edition tape. Packaging design by Olan, hand made by Ashley Paul.


Alice Kemp / Impregnator Of The Death Mouth / 7" Vinyl / Harbinger Sound / harbinger112

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Following her hour-long sound piece "Decay and Persistence", released on Fragment Factory in 2013, here's the first solo vinyl release by South England's multimedia artist AK. Kemp has been active in the field of radical sound- and performance art for the past 20+ years, looking back on infrequent but memorable performances across Japan, USA, UK & Europe, as well as a handful of splendid (and mostly sold out) small-run releases under her Germseed moniker. "Impregnator" is accompanied by a high-quality 12-page full-colour booklet, showing an exclusive photo series, shot by Paul Watson at the Lazarus Corporation. Released in a limited run of 150 copies. Harbinger Sound.


LR (Loke Rahbek), Puce Mary / The Female Form / Vinyl LP / Posh Isolation / posh isolation #145

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The Female Form is the second collaborative record between two of Copenhagen’s most prolific experimental music personas. Frederikke Hoffmeier’s Puce Mary project is known from several solo records on Posh Isolation and her collaborative releases with Sewer Election, as well as almost countless shows and performances all over the world. Loke Rahbek is probably best known for his work as half of Posh Isolation and his projects under the aliases Croatian Amor, Damien Dubrovnik, Lust for Youth, Vår and an impressive body of work manifested both as records, performances and strange places in between. Together they have previously released ‘The Closed Room’ on Posh Isolation in 2011 and now, four years later, they are ready with the second record of their planned trilogy. The Female Form was recorded partly in their shared studio in Copenhagen located inside the venue and studio complex Mayhem, and partly at the historical Electro-Acoustic EMS studio in Stockholm. Thematically the record deals with intimacy and the (im)possible relation of the sexes. It is obvious that the two artists have grown vastly, both as composers and lyricists since their last collaborative effort. Still, it feels like ‘The Female Form’ follows where ’The Closed Room’ left of, walking a path in between industrial, drone and electro acoustic music. The room is still closed, the doors are shut and windows covered, whatever insight the listener is granted is the kind of insight you get peeping through the keyhole or the crack between the curtains. Every motion is obscured and the outcome uncertain. Still, the seven pieces that form ’The Female Form’ is a demanding and intriguing venture into the two artists’ world, even if we are left at the doorstep with the door closed in front of us. Posh Isolation


Marching Church / This World Is Not Enough / Vinyl LP / Posh Isolation / posh isolation #147

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Although I have done a few things under the Marching Church moniker since 2010, the project, as in the constellation on this album, was born in November 2013 with Kristian Emdal, Anton Rothstein, Cæcilie Trier, Bo H. Hansen and Frederikke Hoffmeier. We had agreed to play with Pharmakon at Mayhem, our warehouse space in Copenhagen, even though i hadn’t done anything with the project for quite some time. With two months before the show, I threw together a few half-thought-out ideas and sketches, presented them to the new band, and was amazed to see how the songs took life in their hands. I had a picture in my head of me in a comfortable arm chair, adorned in a golden robe, leading a band while a girl kept pouring me champagne. "What would this picture sound like?" was the question. For some songs I was inspired by my friend Jamie Cripps, who unfortunately is no longer with us, and his project The Pale Horse, as well as a record by David Maranha called Antarctica that I was played one night at my favourite bar, The Nightingale in Tokyo. Those records made me want to create something that sounded half asleep and like it was being dragged across the ground, or smoldering in a bonfire, in order to keep on playing. At least that was the initial inspiration, in time it got a bit overtaken with an idea of being the leader of a soul group—people likeJames Brown, Young Americans-era David Bowie, and Sam Cooke were inspirations in this aspect. Improvisation, something I have never done before, was crucial in the making of this album. The album works because of the band’s incredible ability of breathing life into these loosely written and at times very simple ideas and experiments. Though Marching Church might be a dictatorship, This World is Not Enough was very much a collaborative effort. Everyone involved does other projects as well, but I wouldn’t want to see it as a "side project." That term seems degrading. In conclusion, half-disgusted with talking about myself, I’m going to leave you with This World Is Not Enough—eight songs of nocturnal longing, preposterous self-obsession and cockeyed etiquette. Love, Elias B. Rønnenfelt.


Speedqueen / New Wave Copy Center / 7" Vinyl / Ultra Eczema / ultra eczema 193

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The photocopier is a joy to work with — though not in your tiny apartment, and it can be expensive to maintain. That's precisely why copy centers are a great help! In Antwerp, Belgium, where Speedqueen is based, the cheapest copy centre was more akin to a darkroom than a help desk. Its two employees were depressed, almost identical goth sisters — they both had thick, red and black oil painted hair, white skin and dodgy piercings, tightly wrapped in black clothing. The smile had yet to be invented! Those were the days! The A side of this single is a tribute to this copy centre. The flip is a tribute to family values and rectal problematics—or a combination of both. Limited to 150 copies. Ultra Eczema.


Damien Dubrovnik / Vegas Fountain / Vinyl LP / Alter, Posh Isolation / posh isolation 144, alt20

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Vegas Fountain is the new full length album from Copenhagen based industrial duo Damien Dubrovnik (aka Posh Isolation founders Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard). Since 2013’s ‘First Burning Attraction’ LP, Rahbek and Stadsgaard have continued to be consistently busy as label bosses but even more so as artists, performing more frequently worldwide and building a reputation for their fierce and powerful live show. It was during this time as well that the duo honed their craft in the studio and found a working rhythm where their live performance fed into the studio work and vice versa. Using this process to feed off the springboard of Rahbek’s words and imagery, it not only helped shape a stronger state of equilibrium in the project but also allowed the duo to challenge themselves, both musically and emotionally, exploring concepts like relations, performance, sexuality and their breaking points. An element of this was teased with last years ‘Patterns of Penetration’ single, but here it arrives full force with Vegas Fountain - Damien Dubrovnik’s strongest work yet. In the first couple of minutes into opening track “On It’s Double”, you get a sense that things have moved forward artistically in Rahbek and Stadsgaard’s world these past couple of years. The clear production breathes a subtlety into some of the sonics here that perhaps wasn’t revealed through the murk on previous records, heightening a tension that at some points breaks and dissolves into something almost melancholic - evoked by the reflective landscapes of “Interior 2: See Water Glass” and “Interior 3: Matching Window Blinds”. The attack remains however, with the punctuating saw toothed bass notes and screaming tones of “Interior 1: Upper Lip” (considered “problematic” to cut by the mastering engineer”), and the finale of the title track which has all the drama and explosive euphoria of their live show. Vegas Fountain is co-released by Alter and Posh Isolation.


Tori Kudo / Mu Ji Ge / 7" Vinyl / No Label / No catalogue#

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Tori Kudo of Maher Shalal Hash Baz, together with Chie Ozeki (Maher Shalal Hash Baz), Tsukasa Takahashi (Che Shizu, Maher Shalal Hash Baz) and Mikiko Suzuki. A cover of a song by Korean psychedelic rock legends Sanullim. Both a tribute to the band and a statement of solidarity and support for Japan’s Korean community, currently facing growing hostility from the Japanese right-wing. 7" vinyl includes an insert with a poem in Japanese and English by Japanese artist Junko Harada. From Tori Kudo's liner notes: “When I obtained cassettes of Sanullim from a Korean resident in Tokyo around 1980, the US-British world was in the rotten post new wave, but at that time South Korea had not had even a punk and was still at the stage of so-called "GS"; a situation of surplus value decomposition. Sanullim was like an unexpected flower of the frontier district that suddenly shifted from “GS” to progressive rock. Wouldn’t it be shocking if Jackie Yoshikawa & His Blue Comets were performing Uriah Heep? I do not know any similar examples that equal them in East Asia other than Les Rallizes Dénudés. Although I am not fundamentally concerned with man's politics, I remembered Sanullim when the anti-foreigner demonstration occurred in Korea town in Okubo, Tokyo, in 2012. It was an agonizing feeling which sent pressure up my spine. In response, this was performed on the street in Okubo.”


Ben Pritchard / A Drawn Out Line / Cassette / Wagtail / wagtail004

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Ben Pritchard’s debut solo album "A Drawn Out Line" settles at a fragile point between song and experiment; at once destructive and delicate. Using prepared acoustic guitar, percussion and voice he has created a series of very personal vignettes. Dove grey cassette with blue print. Hand painted and stamped cover, blue vellum insert and matte black seal. Hand numbered and limited edition released on Ashley Paul's Wagtail label. Packaging art and design by Ashley Paul and Ben Pritchard. Wagtail.


Rhys Chatham, Charlemagne Palestine / Youuu + Mee = Weee / Vinyl LP / Sub Rosa / SR367-1

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Absolutely stunning LP, "Youuu + Mee = Weee", from minimalist masters Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham. This is the first recorded collaboration between Palestine and Chatham. And it's precious. After the musical meeting with Tony Conrad (SR204), and with Z'ev (SR340), this new Sub Rosa session creates a form of trilogy. This is the first pressing, on a red/clear vinyl, released on the Sub Rosa label in an edition of 500 copies. Sub Rosa.


Charlemagne Palestine / Bells Studies / Vinyl LP / Alga Marghen / plana-P alga049

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High up in a tower, accessible only by a spiral staircase that led to a concrete platform above the whole city, for seven years Charlemagne Palestine's HellsBells became the sonic mainstay of NYC 53rd and 5th. This LP collects some of the most relevant recordings from those early days. Side A presents "Bells Studies", the complete reel-tape that gives the title to the whole LP, an intense pulsating work built in five movements starting with slow hypnotic large sonorities and accelerating into more dense and maximal explosions. Side B collects some shorter Studies: "Bells", the two parts of "Confiscated Bell Tape" and an excerpt from "Dumb Bell Tape". each track recorded by the composer in one single take around 1965 and never heard again for the last 50 years! In 1963 while attending the highschool of music and art in NYC, 15 years old Charlemagne Palestine was asked if he’d be interested in playing a carillon with 26 bells at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church down the street from the Museum Of Modern Art everyday of the week at 5pm to 5:30pm. Charlemagne decided that he loved these voluptuous Taylor bells that clanged all over 53rd Street and 5th Avenue… everyday from 1963 to 1970 when he left NYC to study and teach at CAL Arts. Charlemagne soon became known as the “Quasimodo” of Midtown NYC, and his dissonant and “”klanggdedangggebannggg”” style of playing attracted a diverse group of fans from Moondog to John Cage to Tony Conrad among others. Charlemagne Palestine was able to continue to play his clanging bell soap operas for seven years dinggdonggingggg every late afternoon and sunday mornings! Published in an edition of 350 copies only with original photos from the recording sessions. Alga Marghen.

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