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Puce Mary / Persona / Vinyl LP / Posh Isolation / Posh Isolation_131

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"In years with an overflow of genre specific exercises, one can’t help questioning what industrial music really means. Where is the experiment hiding, when every cover and every record look and sound more and more the same, using the same images, referring to the same literature, the same movies, arguing the same ”counter”cultural ideas, while really enforcing the same tactics of consumerism as the mainstream, in a stylized miniature. Once in a while an artist comes along who manages to both cherish the tradition of industrial music and at the same time walk their own path, choosing their own route to truth: Experiment. With her first solo full length, released last year, Puce Mary managed to do exactly that - and now with the follow-up "Persona", she proves herself to be one of the most interesting projects around today. "Persona" manages to balance the hyper personal universe of the artist with enough care for presentation to make it valuable for everyone to listen to, and take part in her experience. And she does that through six tracks, that each take their own place while corresponding beautifully with its neighbors. From primitive rhythmic patterns to elaborate drone pieces and pain stricken vocals. Insisting on finding new routes for the work and with a rare honesty, "Persona" holds its listener captive from start to finish". Posh Isolation.


Constrain / Zero Action / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk031

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"Zero Action" by Constrain presents "meticulous harsh noise constructs. Kevin Mceleney's (Heavy Psych) strong catalogue continues to grow. A fierce and exact presence". Released as a c12 cassette in an edition of 40 on the Newcastle, Australia-based Mazurka Editions label. Mazurka Editions.


xNoBBQx / Real Bad Music / Hiroshima / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk032

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"Real Bad Music / Hiroshima" by XnobbqX, solo project of Matt Earle (Breakdance The Dawn label, Sprot et al), presents "two live documents of the finest guitar + percussion primitivism. A high watermark of no technique improv". Released as a c30 cassette in an edition of 30 by the Newcastle, Australia-based Mazurka Editions label.


Wound / Wild Life In The Quiet Revolution / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk033

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"Wild Life In The Quiet Revolution" by Wound is a "..brooding and well-paced electronic vignette. Tumbril industrial". Released as a single-sided c22 cassette in an edition of 25 by Newcastle, Australia-based label Mazurka Editions.


Baader / Untitled / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk034

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"Progressive steps in the dark from Baader, the project of a young Australian artist. New wave / post industrial smog" Released as a c22 cassette in an edition of 25. Mazurka Editions.


Smash Tennis / Draining Problem / Cassette / Mazurka Editions / mzk035

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"Draining Problem" by Smash Tennis presents an "abrasive concrete collage from this Melbourne duo. A hailstorm in a teacup. And John Cage's migraine". Released as a c10 cassette in an edition of 25 copies by the Australian label Mazurka Editions.


Takahiro Kawaguchi / S/T / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition #forty eight

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“The starting point of my idea was to record the boundary line between A and B. In order to create several versions, I prepared instructions (scores) or physical gimmicks in “Mixing”, “Tuning” and “Watching”, and in “Skit”, “Skit2″ I actually moved or increased the volume, and finally in “Doing” I secretly carried out this concept within an improvised performance. D collects the six versions around a single axis, and F was released at the end” (T.Kawaguchi) Recorded by Takahiro Kawaguchi, except 6 recorded by Attila Faravelli. mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, photography by Ujin Matsuo. Inspired by “realm of the dead” by Hyakken Uchida". Senufo Editions/Takahiro Kawaguchi.


Renato Rinaldi / Planta / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition #fifty one

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Planta is "a new musique concrète piece by Renato Rinaldi. Entirely based on sounds recorded in the Planta quarry, located in Menàrguens, Spain. “Planta” is one of the sections of a larger installation realised by Renato Rinaldi, Armin Linke and Giuseppe Ielasi as part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Total running time: 16’44″ Edition of 200 copies in letterpress sleeve". Senufo Editions.


Pierre Gerard / Architect / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition #50

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"Architect" by Pierre Gerard features "three studies on what surrounds us and that which sometimes remains invisible. CD Edition of 200 copies in letterpress + offset printed sleeve". Senufo Editions.


Cory O'Brien / Denser Materials / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo edition forty nine

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"Denser Materials" is "performed by Cory O’Brien using snare drum, amplified plexiglass and analog synthesizer. Recorded in Spring/Summer 2013, Washington, DC. Edition of 200 copies in letterpress sleeve". Senufo Editions.


Maurizio Bianchi / Amentest / 7" Vinyl / Dais Records / DAIS057

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The late 70′s rejection of punk and rock-oriented music within select underground subcultures was signified by the works of of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Whitehouse. Using their network of record labels and propaganda, these like-minded noise makers created a sound and aesthetic that is known far and wide as something quite English. But in Italy, a storm was slowly brewing in the works of a lone composer by the name of Maurizio Bianchi. Starting in 1979, Bianchi formed his earliest sketches of abstract loop composition under the pseudonym Sacher-Pelz. After only a few months, he felt it was time to start producing more conceptual works under his given name, sometimes shortening his authorship to only MB. The following years saw some of industrial and ambient music’s most genre defining works. Rumors surrounded a series of mischievous unauthorized releases only to be contradicted by his humble and earnest willingness to collaborate with other like minded composers coincidentally followed up by his ominous “disappearance” from music during the late 80′s / early 90′s. His various comebacks always showed MB to be the master of his own device who undoubtedly influenced and inspired thousands of musicians, artists and composers with his creative output. Most recently, MB has been reflective on his 35 year history in music and the impact he has had on it. His recent works show MB as undoubtedly reflective yet remaining persistently original. Amentest is Bianchi’s most recent work employing the 7” single format, a medium that MB has only dabbled in briefly. Keeping his abrasive rhythmic sounds, beautiful use of delay patterns and selective subject matters at hand, MB’s genius still shows that he is as relevant today as he was back when he was quietly manufacturing his echoed sound sculptures in the foothills of Italy in 1979. Released on the Dais Records label in a limited edition of 300 copies. Edited by Kris Lapke (Alberich) with artwork by Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Dais). Dais.


Sissy Spacek / Lead Their Exit / 7" Vinyl / Dais Records / DAIS056

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"On Xmas day in 1999, the channels of the noise canon received a new entry into its ranks by the name of Sissy Spacek. 15 years later, the outfit, held together by core members John Wiese & Charlie Mumma, has left a littered trail of damaged recordings and countless performances in its wake. Known for it’s cult output and conceptual performances—each idea folding over the last to create havoc in the way that most would care to avoid, Sissy Spacek takes this all head on. Their newest 7” shows the band exploring song-based material (see also their live shows), employing it’s newest member Sara Taylor to provide vocal accompaniment to their special brand of furious destruction. To those familiar with their previous works on PPM, Chondritic Sound, Gilgongo or Wiese’s own Helicopter imprint, one will instantly welcome their signature hybrid of grindcore blasts and avant-garde sensibility and remain captured by the band’s semblance of leftfield song writing". Released on the Dais Records label in a limited edition of 300 copies. Dais.


Radio Cegeste / Three Inclements / CD / Consumer Waste / consumer waste #13

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"three inclements was recorded by Sally Ann McIntyre while in residency on Kapiti Island. The album is based around three outdoor shortwave tunings in Kapiti landscapes, with the radio receiver acting as a listener to a largely ‘empty’ field, mirroring and mixed with Sally’s own listening to and recording of the acoustic space of the island". Consumer Waste.


Luciano Maggiore and Enrico Malatesta / talabalàcco / CD / Consumer Waste / consumer waste #16

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"talabalàcco is the first collaboration by Luciano Maggiore and Enrico Malatesta. The pair have deliberately eschewed the process of duo improvisation, recording material independently and composing with these fragments, resulting in a refined and purposeful combination of electronic and acoustic textures. The composition unfolds episodically, appearing to deny musical structure, but maintaining an incisive impact as its chapters accumulate". Consumer Waste.


Stephen Cornford / SWF / Cassette / Mantile / mantile#026

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Great tape from UK musician, sculptor, and installation artist Stephen Cornford, who released the stunning Six Tape Machines LP on Accidie Records in 2013. SWF presents two sides of unprocessed stereo recordings of shortwave interference, one piece recorded in May 2012 and the other in January 2014. Released as a pro-dubbed cassette on the Mantile label, with hand-stamped label and cover. Limited to 50 copies.


Venta Protesix / 非虐性愛のオタク「Higyakuseiai No Otaku」 / Cassette / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE31

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"Digital noise by the sweatest, high volume, voices of Japanese girls in the distance, otaku's stories, obsessions manifested, a rabbit, the subway". Released as a C20 cassette tape on the Italy-based A Dear Girl Called Wendy label.


Dog Lady Island / Dolor Aria / Cassette / Alien Passengers / N°39

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A plateau in the desert of memory, a post in the monotony of time. (July 1, 2014) : zither, violin : metronome, tape and shortwave radio. CD or cassette (this is the cassette edition). Released on Mike Collino's Alien Passengers label in an edition of 100 copies. Time: 28:21. Alien Passengers #39.


Dog Lady Island / Dolor Aria / CD / Alien Passengers / N°39

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A plateau in the desert of memory, a post in the monotony of time (July 1, 2014). : zither, violin : metronome, tape and shortwave radio. CD or cassette (this is the CD edition). Released on Mike Collino's Alien Passengers label in an edition of 100 copies. Time: 28:21. Alien Passengers #39.


Matt Krefting / Lymph Est / Vinyl LP / Kye / KYE30

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Kye is proud to present 'Lymph Est', the brand new LP by Matt Krefting. Krefting's chronology is a deep-rooted and complex one, seeded in the foundation of the Apostasy imprint, and the animation of its numerous transitory groups, most notably Son of Earth, of which he played a crucial part. Concurrently, Krefting has won a reputation for his solo tape-based work, circulated primarily in secretive micro-editions, before eventually reaching a wider audience via last years critically acclaimed 'High Hopes' LP (Open Mouth). 'Lymph Est' presents the advance of Krefting's march, and stands as the purist distillation of his art to date. Taking the common garden apparatus of cassettes, mics and amplification, Krefting constructs a music of rare simplicity and abundant mystery. Treated voices, piano, samples and T.V. grabs are ushered into a series of soft-focus miniatures that are built to be razed in a perpetual cycle of triumph and defeat. 'Lymph Est' exists as a far-flung landscape where outline and definition are lost to time, and the fading signature of recall wanes to a pallid script. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs 'Lymph Est' arrives in a full color Krefting designed sleeve, with complimentary innerbags/labels in an edition of 400 copies". Kye


Flesho / Diddum2 / CD / 89:GHOST / no catalogue#

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Diddum2 by Flesho was "pieced together from modular synth forays, phone recordings, broken first computer music demos, and sitting round the back of the shed, near the big brown hole that's surround by a bit-too-big woodlouse. Reocurring nightmares of the very deep sea and its inhabitants. Holidays in Turkey go wrong. GM triffids get angry. Still my doctor won't give me those big blue ones that seem to help. CD housed in a DVD case, limited to 33 copies". 89:GHOST.


Roachclip / Calmer In This Town / 7" Vinyl / Quemada Records / QUE010

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New 7" vinyl, "Calmer In This Town", from Detroit-based "dirt rockers" Roachclip! "Quemada is happy to announce the release of a new single from Detroit’s Roachclip.-the long awaited follow up to their excellent first LP, "Discovery Park" of 2013. On this seven inch the ‘clip has retreated back into the murky garage from whence they were conceived and deliver two sides of primo paranoid psych rock. Imagine Kim Fowley and Bill Direen working out their bad vibes over an old Tascam in a mid-western basement. The flip pours on some sugar, albeit thick and syrupy-just like we like it. Quemada Records.


Jason Lescalleet, Greg Kelley / Conversations / CD / Glistening Examples / GLEX1402

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New material by Jason Lescalleet and Greg Kelley. Released in pro-pressed CDr format on Lescalleet's Glistening Examples label. Lescalleet uses tapes, amplified objects, and Dell XPS, whilst Kelley plays trumpet.


Half High / Calling Nina / Cassette / Eiderdown Records / No catalogue #

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Lucy Cliche and Matthew Hopkins are denizens of Sydney, Australia, formerly of Naked On The Vague, the Bowles, Knitted Abyss, and a kitchens sink worth of other tantalizing musical endeavors. As HALF HIGH, the two have taken everything they know about creep mood and midnight tones and used that arcane knowledge to open an audio gateway into ghostly realms. "Calling Nina" was recorded live in a performance space where the paranormal branch of the Australian Secret Service had once conducted seances to contact the spirit of a Russian psychic (Nina Kulagina). Twelve mysterious deaths later, the agents declared the space haunted and gave up the ghost. This live recording of HALF HIGH was their attempt to not only perhaps establish contact but also to generate a collaboration with the spectral energy of the room. The results are powerful. Synths toll as weary bells, disembodied voices beckon from the the corners of the room, and a vague sense of unease and revelation hangs in every second of this recording. Listen up: the sounds of "Calling Nina" are still echoing down the halls of the afterlife as we speak". Eiderdown Records.


Jon Collin / The Great Stink / Cassette / Eiderdown Records / EID006

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"New haunted experiments from the UK’s finest third-string frisbee thrower. Acoustic guitar vibes and holy electric workouts combined with field recordings of Manchester at work. At times soothing, sublime, and bracing, “The Great Stink” is the latest edition of now guitar sound from Jon Collin". Eiderdown Records. C39 Cassette.


Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Steve Noble, Jason Adasiewicz / Mental Shake / Vinyl LP / Otoroku / ROKU010

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The tenth release on the London-based OTOROKU label "...sees a return to the group that kick-started the label - the veteran German reedsman and free jazz pioneer Peter Broetzmann with the long-running London bass/drums partnership of John Edwards and Steve Noble. After the release of '…The Worse The Better' that group went on to play a series of devastating shows in Europe and to emerge as one of Broetzmann's finest working groups. Over the same period Peter was developing a deep rapport with Jason Adasiewicz, the upstart vibraphone player from Chicago. What seems on paper like an awkward pairing reveals itself on stage and on record as a symbiotic revelation. Adasiewicz's physical attack matching Brotzmann for impact whilst the extended sustain of the vibes opens up an eerie space for some of Broetzmann's most fertile lyricism. The recording is from the last set of a two-day residency at Cafe OTO that brought these two groups together for an astonishing quartet. Adasiewicz and Noble struck up an immense partnership in rhythm. Edwards wrestled with a broken house bass and failing amplifier and still managed new levels of invention - stoking the others onwards. Broetzmann was clearly energised - I swear I saw him dancing at the side of the stage whilst exchanging a shattered reed. And for all the usual rhetoric of Free Jazz bluster and machismo, this is a meeting characterised by the joy of communal creation that makes you want to dance - even if only in your head. Recorded live at Cafe OTO on 12 August 2013 by James Dunn. Mixed by Rupert Clervaux at Grays Inn Road. Mastered by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Calyx. Design by Brö/Untiet. Drawing by Brö. Photocollage (on sleeve reverse) by Dawid Laskowski". OtoRoku.


Orphan Fairytale / Happy Birthday / Cassette / Stenze Quo / No catalogue #

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Stunning new tape by Orphan Fairytale, the solo project of Eva van Deuren, who " mostly known for her twilight zone dreamtime hypnotics. On this concept tape she pulls out some glowwormy percussive riddims: gameboy synthesizing paired with a cut-up Moroccan birthdey tape, Eva singing "Happy Birthday" as a 5 year old and much more. A cassette to accompany not only your annual, but every day birth". Stenze Quo. Released as a C30 cassette in stencil-printed cover, with a balloon, postcard, and confetti. Released on the Stenze Quo label.


JSCA / JSCA / Cassette / Self-released / No catalogue #

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JSCA is a side-project of Michiel Klein and Marijn from the Rotterdam-based no-wave/noise-rock debris deviants Sweat Tongue. This is JSCA's debut tape and it's a stunning collection of deviant electronics work by Rotterdam's finest "poop-rock" duo. Self-released in an edition of just 30 copies.


Good Area / Pronunciation / Cassette / Hanson Records / HN266

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"Very excited to release this new cassette from PA's Good Area. I was lucky enough to have them perform in my shop where they blew away and confused everyone in the room. Lo-fi real time sound collage… Archaic rhythm machine, stream of consciousness guitar, voices, cassette cutup/manipulations. Human Machinery Sci-fi Sound". Hanson Records.


Aaron Dilloway, Gene Pick, Jason Crumer / Split / 7" Vinyl / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE30

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Great collaboration/split 7" vinyl release. On side a, two of the best American artists, Aaron Dilloway and Jason Crumer, in a collaboration to remember 'Boogie Woogie Man' Jimmy Valiant. On side b, a track by Gene Pick, new astro in American noise scene (and subject of recent tape release on Good Area's label Vitrine), recorded live to tape with modular system, ms20, mixer and pedals. Released on the A Dear Girl Called Wendy label.


Taklamakan vs Umpio / Taklamakan vs Umpio / Vinyl LP / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE28

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Noise as the primary source of inspiration. Changed, modified, writhed to alter its shape. A form dynamically concrete, industrially obsessive, noisily broken. Two entities that are mixed to becoming one at the end. Uumpio and Taklamakan give us two long tracks that touch the boundaries of industrial, noise, drone and musique concrète. Released on the A Dear Girl Called Wendy label.


Hostage Pageant / Untitled / 7" Vinyl plus Cassette (Box) / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE29

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urgency, urgency to communicate. a flower, a flower rough. harsh noise without compromise, untenable, direct and incredibly alive. Released on the A Dear Girl Called Wendy label.


Pedestrian Deposit / Natural Causes / 7" Vinyl / A Dear Girl Called Wendy / WE26

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Two new tracks from LA based duo Pedestrian Deposit. Side A is a little more noisy than last works, starting from Jon's harsh-noise origins and the use of multiple layers of sound, they created a piece of musique concrète, near of what they did in Austere. Side B is dominated by Shannon's cello and behind it, the sound of manipulated electronics and minimal textures to build the perfect background. Released on the A Dear Girl Called Wendy label.


Maurizio Abate / Take Care Of Your Own Beast / Cassette / Sloow Tapes / No catalogue #

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"Take Care Of Your Own Beast features "heavily processed thai pin recordings from Maurizio Abate, taking medieval sensibility into deep psychedelic drones". Released on the Belgium-based Sloow Tapes in an edition of 80 copies. Sloow Tapes.


Nanao Sakaki / Wind For Mind / Cassette / Sloow Tapes / No catalogue #

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"Nanao Sakaki (1923-2008) was one of the important counterculture poets/activists in Japan from the fifties onward. He has been described as “a walking collective call of the wild man, commune cofounder, scholar of languages and aboriginal culture and tribal traditions, troubadour to hang out with, lover of 'shrooms and the herbs, movement maker, The Tribes, homeless (except for the cabin in Shizuoka), green guru guy, activist, translator of haiku, mantra sutra rapper using the 5/7/5 syllabic meter...." After serving in the army during WWII, Nanao developed a deep distrust for Japanese militarism and dropped out of society, living under bridges and wandering around the country. He gathered a group of like minded young people around him, who called themselves the ‘Bum Academy’ and whose philosophy had much in common with the hippie movement. His poetry concerns a love of nature, a distrust of industrial culture and technological optimism and environmental issues. Like Basho meets Thoreau. Wind For Mind collects two readings from the nineties and an interview with James McCarthy. 100 copies. Sloow Tapes.

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