Poland's intrepid Bocian label helms this shocking collaboration between combustible Norwegian vocalist Maja S.K. Ratkje and legendary DNA drummer, Ikue Mori. Despite working together in a number of live constellations over the years, until now the two boundary-pushing artistes haven't performed as a duo. The eight tracks of 'Scrumptious Sabotage' are Maja's augmented documents of their reactive improvisations recorded in Belfast and Ulverston at end of March 2012; an instinctive entanglement of free, avant-minded expression aware of the history of contemporary music and … Read more
*Extremely Limited 3x8” lathe box, made in a run of just 90 copies - 3x8” lathe records of previously unpublished recordings with individual sleeves in silk-screened box* Psychedelic scrapings from NNCK (No Neck Blues Band) members Pat Murano (Decimus) and Jason Meagher (Coach Fingers) in a beautiful art edition. Three 7"s, six sides of ostensibly distant, alien transmission somewhere between Zoviet*France making a noisy cup of tea with The New Blockaders and Ekoplekz playing morse code melodies to Jeff Keen on a tin can-and-string-and-contact mic array, then washed with bleach and tumble-dried in the shed at the bottom of Maurizio Bianchi's garden.
Man have I been waiting for this one... I make no efforts to conceal my adoration of Dominick Fernow, a man I can love in the way only a man can love another man, but Carlos Giffoni too, together!? Well I don't think my tiny musical mind can take any more excitement and I'm going to have to douse myself in icy cold mineral water in a minute just to catch my breath. Until then, I've just about got time to tell you all about this latest emission from these two noise superstars, and my oh my it's a little bit special. After Prurient's stunning 'Pleasure Ground' last year I… Read more
While he'll still carry around the tag of 'noise musician' in some quarters, Carlos Giffoni's recent creative trajectory has seen him venture ever deeper into the realms of more formal and austere minimalist electronic composition. Severance follows on as a natural successor to 2008's Adult Life, prompting comparisons to the analogue stringency of Mika Vainio and Pan Sonic at their most experimental whilst also doffing a proverbial cap to academic 20th century synthesizer music. The album is broken up by a series of concrète miniatures, the first of these being 'Severance I', which com… Read more
'Clyma Est Mortr' is the super-rare album by New Zealand avant-rock legends, the Dead C. It's been the preserve of eBay fiends until now (who'll all be crying when they see this), but here everyone gets a chance to witness the group in deadly form, playing to an audience of one (Siltbreeze's Tom Lax) for release on the mythical Proletariat Idiots Productions label, with fake audience noise dubbed over from a gig by the Renderers. The other half of the split is given to their 'Tentative Power' LP, a collection of non-album tracks many consider to be among their best moments. Strictly limited copies only.
**4CD boxset includes posters, inserts and defaced passport photo** Perhaps one for the hardiest industrial fiends, but an important collection nonetheless - 'Mutation For A Continuity' compiles the four tapes made by Maurizio Bianchi and given out to friends prior to the birth of his infamous, decadent M.B. output. As to be expected, it's f**king unfriendly and primal, mostly swamped in tape saturation to the point of oblivion and probably best recommended for use in sado masochistic rituals or your morning commute to the torture chamber. "Before starting the complex and compelling production of m… Read more
"Debut of economic industrial. Administrative. Competitive." Another ambient noise blight from one of Hospital Productions' most mysterious artists and series. The combination of fractured diatribe and etheric apparitions on 'Zandeland Granary Collapse Due To Witchcraft' feels like eavesdropping on a shortwave transmission you should never have heard, leaving one paranoid and petrified. 'Divination' is bloody horrible, smothering the same voice in water-boarding distortion. Ace.
First ever digital issue of this seminal noise/rock side by one of the world's most revered. 'Harsh 70s Reality' was originally issued on Siltbreeze in 1992 adorned with a sleeve depicting a photocopy of the jacket to Ut's 'In Gut's House'. It's perhaps best known for the immense 'Driver U.F.O' - 22 minutes of sculpted distortion, stray harmonic bloom and strafing, alien noise of a genuinely otherworldly quality - besides nine other tracks of prime skronk jam from the earth's end.
**Limited edition of 500 2LP/gatefold copies, the fourth side features special on-body silkscreened artwork by Nico Vascellari** The intriguing Von Archives label delivers this beautifully packaged, fearless document of Prurient's ongoing collaborations with Italian contemporary visual artist Nico Vascellari. It includes a tortuous performance at Marina Abramovich Institute, San Francisco, and much the same at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev. The two studio pieces especially are worth much of your time and attention, working with compelling samples of GG Allin and Klaus … Read more
*Edition of 100 copies* "Matt Krefting, “The Sexiest Man In Rock” (Son Of Earth, Matt Krefting Band, IFCO, etc.) and Scott Foust, “A Legendary Legend” (IFCO, Tart, XX Committee, etc.) team up for an unusual album of songs. Using a very odd lo-fi and yet lush sense of production and sparse instrumentation of mainly guitar, keyboard and voice, Dead Girl’s Party construct songs that are both claustrophobic and pastoral. Each song is its own little world. In your mind. A desperate message from desperate men on a desperate format. “No more days...”