Thursday, 05 December
*Please note audio here is completely different to the CD version sold separately. Tape housed in a carefully re-produced Computer game style clamshell case, limited to 150 copies only** Sibling to Moon Wiring Club's 'A Fondness For Hats' CD, this 45 minute tape features Soft Confusion chasing the original into a lower resolution world of fancy dressed role-playing memory dredge. As they put it, "A sprawling world of skill and strategy is now theoretically available and you can join the growing number of unsatisfied customers who have yet to escape. This … Read more
**Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany and Denmark** *Epic box set including a heavyweight Book, leather Slipcase, Tape With 17 Beats Recreated By Joe Mansfiled, 7” Record With Beat To Paul Revere & The Reverse Groove On The B-Side, plus a Download Card redeemable from the label with Bonus Beats* "Joe Mansfield's 200-page Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession features 75 drum machines from the author's personal collection, with more than 200 photos by Award Winning photographer Gary Land and Foreword by Dav… Read more
Murky ambient flux from Ten Hyphen Twenty for Brighton's Where To Now? crew. Two extended pieces unravel with enigmatic logic; 'Portrait Of A House Plant' dissolving between darker ambient drones and composted ferric textures to pockets of trapped bass music, frictional rhythms against morphing swells of noise and detached melodies in between blurry ambient dimensions. 'Still Life With Indoor Water Feature' is lusher, traversing processed field recordings, crushing/crushed concrete textures and lost, ambient motifs deep into the sort of cracked, kaleidoscopic vortex you might expect from Wanda Group or DJ Purple Image. Recommended!
Eerie, oneiric electronic psychedelia from Lisbon's Ondness for Brighton's excellent Where To Now? label. 'Poor Man's Twilight Zone' exists in a headspace somewhere between Negra Branca's ethereal H-Pop scapes, Wanda Group's murky ambient and the kind of zonked post-techno purveyed by Opal Tapes, feeling out in the half light resonant, gamelan-like tones and lushest chord swirl in the 12 minute 'Trono', whilst 'Ongoing To Zona' combines celestial flute with a sort of lo-fi take on Porter Ricks' aquatic techno churn. 'Edit Sombre' is closer to techno proper with a buoyant 4/4 step… Read more
Thursday, 28 November
**Pro-duped 70 minute cassette housed in a stamped outer sleeve with artwork by Alex Solman** Demdike Stare return this week with a brand new mixtape for their own DDS label, their fourth released mix and second to appear on cassette. In the time since their last tape 'The Weight Of Culture', was released in February, Demdike inaugurated and released the first three instalments of their ongoing and open-ended 'Testpressing' series and have found themselves on the cover of this month's issue of The Wire magazine, setting the scene for the fourth Testpressing due imminently. In the mean… Read more
Thursday, 21 November
**Limited edition of 500. This edition is a data DVD containing high resolution audio/visual files. Fascinating and beautiful audio-visual project exploring the synergy and light and sound in four pieces pairing sound by CoH, Asmus Titchens and Francisco Lopez with video documentation and sound by Paul Prudence, and Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand. Data DVD edition of 500** "The fluidity and even the granularity of light can be unfolded by the senses through active attunement coupled with meticulously orchestrated conditions. Though formerly considered impossible t… Read more
Friday, 15 November
Thursday, 14 November
"Over the course of four albums The Books eschewed genres and pigeonholes so effortlessly and earnestly that they ultimately pioneered a new genre (or three) in the process. And for all the speechlessness their recordings inspired, their videos were every bit as beguiling: a surreal mix of bizarre found footage, home movies, and psychedelic animated imagery that fit their music so well that the two became virtually inseparable in their live performances. Freedom From Expression collects every video ever made by the Books, compiled in chronological order. Itʼs enormously satisfying an… Read more
Wednesday, 13 November
Demdike Stare give their best glares on the cover of November's Wire issue! Inside they chat about "spinechiller soundtracks, hardcore treasures and the pleasures of tension" in a 6-page spread with Joseph Stannard. There's also feature on NYC New Age pioneer, Laraaji, and an in-depth discussion with Heatsick and Helm (aka Birds Of Delay) along with a Cross Platform on Hair Police's Robert Beatty and an Invisible Jukebox with NYC turntablist Maria Chavez, plus all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know. Always worth a gander.
Friday, 08 November
**Death Waltz present John Carpenter & Alan Howarth's legendary 3rd soundtrack to the 'Halloween' fright franchise. Just like the other one also in stock this week, it's a seminal and hugely influential bit of electronic soundcraft whose repercussions resonate through so much music since. Includes A2 poster designed by Jay Shaw housed in spotgloss jacket with sleevenotes by Alan Howarth** You have to bow down before John Carpenter & Alan Howarth. Their score for Halloween III is so far ahead of it's time it's mind boggling. Halloween III is a tour de … Read more
Thursday, 07 November
Thursday, 31 October
**Edition of 300** '1812' is an immersive audiovisual work by intrepid Spanish director and visual artist Carlos Casas. It's his third audiovisual work released via the Von archives, following the densely psychedelic 'Choir' and engrossing 'Vezdekhod' collaborations with Nico Vascellari and Prurient. Taking the as yet unparalleled vision of Sergey Bondarchuk's staggering and hugely influential 1967 film rendition of Lev Tolstoy's classic 'War & Peace' novel, Casas annihilates and implodes the narrative with an impenetrable and multi-layered collage intending to redress the way we perceive film and p… Read more
Thursday, 24 October
Hospital Productions screen-printed tee with the label logo printed on the front and 'Games For Adults' printed on the back. T-shirts are Gildan Premium, 100% cotton pre shrunk jersey knit 185gsm Seamless set-in rib knit 7/8" collar. Taped neck and shoulders. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size LARGE.
Hospital Productions screen-printed tee with the label logo printed on the front and 'Games For Adults' printed on the back. T-shirts are Gildan Premium, 100% cotton pre shrunk jersey knit 185gsm Seamless set-in rib knit 7/8" collar. Taped neck and shoulders. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
Hospital Productions screen-printed tee with the label logo printed on the front and 'Games For Adults' printed on the back. T-shirts are Gildan Premium, 100% cotton pre shrunk jersey knit 185gsm Seamless set-in rib knit 7/8" collar. Taped neck and shoulders. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size SMALL.
**Edition of 50 pro dubbed 70s Blue tapes** Autumnal drone and bleep with a nod to Moebius inspired 70's sc-fi. New on Reckno! "A dying orange sun rises over an empty city made of glass, or maybe ice, except maybe the ice is made from tears. The sound of an old future. It took Attack Bear a while to make contact after a CDR containing some of what would become Finish Ships anonymously dropped into my letter box, but I'm very glad he/she/they did. As far as I can gather, this is Attack Bear's debut set of recordings. The 12 tracks here buzz in a world of high end distorted detail with org… Read more
**Edition of 50 Produbbed clear tapes** New on Reckno. "If you enjoyed the Ananas Pyramidalis and Max Bellancourt releases on Reckno then this one will take you over the edge. Alabaster Falcons harness the sound of running water, shimmering light, refracted colour, infinite ascension, stopping and looking, breathing and relaxing. This release features two Zen drone works where two minds think as none in perfect harmony. This is pure music with all unnecessary extras removed. One hand clapping looped to form a deep pleasure tone. The final track, which might be the prettiest t… Read more
Thursday, 17 October
*Includes a 20 track Wire Tapper CD* Laurel Halo features on the cover and in conversation with Jennifer Lucy Allan, alongside Archie Shepp's Invisible Jukebox, and articles on Sam Shalabi, jar Moff, Magik Markers, David Dunn and a 20 track Wire Tapper CD.
Thursday, 10 October
"Cave return following their ‘Neverendless’ album. ‘Threace’ is a real ‘back to the lab’ kind of album for Cave. They have spent more time on these new sounds than they had before - which is saying a lot! All Cave music grabs at your ears and the soft tissue within, and yet this time it's just so much more crystalline, bottom-booting and all-consuming than ever before. Threace comes on guitar up and jelly tight, saving the keys for colour commentary among the beats. Jeremy and Cooper explore their six-string relationship, finding shared space, ducking, parrying, working the edges, and finally twinni… Read more
"Mike Donovan’s debut comes following a distinguished run of tunesmithing for noise-popster poster boyz Sic Alps, so he’s well prepared to go the solo route with a sack full of songs. Lyrically, Mike’s sharpened the lead for a less random line drawn in the sand - allusive trips, lost in crystal canyons, turning a phrase with an acid flick of the wristwatch. Guitars intersecting in the manner of the old loom The Stones once used, weaving in blue. Where rubric becomes fabric becomes freecidelic. Confronting the empty in acrostic (inner) space, WOT is Plastic Ono dyspeptic arrhythmia. The dream is … Read more
Thursday, 03 October
**Edition of 100** Hooker Vision's Grant Evans shapeshifts into blown-out, crumbling tape noise sounds on 'Roman Persuasion'. Thirty minutes of arrhythmic, atonal abstraction ensues, straining hi-frequencies through a thicket of dense, brambled distortion which parts occasionally like a low lying mist to reveal strange, decaying, dreamlike melodies. RIYL Wanda Group, Decimus, Pat Maherr.
Thursday, 26 September
**Black cassette in metallic black jewellery case with download code and vintage matchbook. Sealed with custom tracing paper Obi. Edition of 50** Prolific collaborator and Tombed Visions boss David McLean meets Pascal Nichols ov Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides. Manning synth, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trump-Sax, Rhodes, and laptop, McLean tussles with Nichols in ten pieces culled from three hours of improvised jams collapsing elements of Indonesian ritual music, free jazz, drone, No Wave and ambient electronics with fiery dynamics and skilful restraint at the decrepit Hotspur House in Manchester.
**Black cassette in metallic black jewellery case with download code and Obi. Includes a special 3D printed circuit board keyring sculpted by Ed Simpson. Edition of 50!** “Easily the strangest release on Tombed Visions yet, Circuit Breaker is a skewered and angular take on Industrial primitivism and haunted Post-punk, assaulting the corporeal with a trembling yet firm fist. The Brother’s Simpson have spent their existence with Circuit Breaker in the hinterlands of the obscure, sourcing their sound from homemade and bastardized electronics and an animalistic hunger for degenerate rhythms, wor… Read more
**Black cassette in metallic black jewellery case with download code and Obi. Includes a special 'Opium' scented incense stick. Edition of 50** "Taking their name from the German term "Age of Enlightenment”, the duo Aufklärung tread a somnambulistic journey through pastoral beauty, slowburning psychedlia and caring introspection; a document of two close friends reconnecting. Recording in the winter of 2012, the duo decamped in an abandoned church in an isolated part of the Yorkshire countryside. Instead of the usual exchange of pleasantries, Lucy and Alex, barely saying a word to ea… Read more
Thursday, 12 September
American composer, saxophonist and vocalist Matana Roberts featues on the cover and in discussion in this months Wire issue. Shangaan Electro's Nozinja is tested by the Invisible Jukebox, and Philadelphia's modular experimenter Charles Cohen is given an overdue spotlight. This issue also covers everything from Brooklyn's White Material techno unit to Britt Brown on Tim Hecker, Adrtian Shaughnessy on ECM, Australian jazz trio, The Neck, a feature on Antwerp's legendary Dennis Tyfus and his Ultra Eczema label, plus Robert Haigh ov Omni Trio's recent solo piano music and all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know.
Monday, 26 August
**Twenty-four 15" x 22.75" pages (16 colour, 8 b/w), broadsheet format now with 50% more pages** Arthur Magazine returns with a bumper edition of underground reportage. Headline feature is an extensive, unprecedented tête à tête between MV/EE's Matt Valentin and Byron Coley discussing the psychedelic steward's 20+ year career, illustrated by Arik Roper, plus articles on Californian psych-rockers Feeding People; Aromatic Aphrodisiacs; Austin Grossman on the weirdness of playing and making computer games; the centre for Tactical Magic on Anarcho-Occultism; interview with esoteric map-maker David Chaim Smi… Read more
Thursday, 15 August
Bristol's new school - Young Echo + Livity Sound - look so solid on the cover of this month's edition of the Wire magazine and give a great interview with Rory Gibb amidst the clamour of St Paul's carnival. There's also a excellent User's Guide To the extensive works of influential post-punks, Cabaret Voltaire, and articles by Julia Holter and Theo Parrish on Linda Perhacs and Biggie Smalls, respectively, plus features on the recent spate of Devo reissues; Japanese noise legends, Hijokaidan; West Country electronic anarchics, Hacker Farm; and Algerian beat-maker, El Mahdy Jr, beside all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know.
Thursday, 11 July
August's issue of the essential music monthly features a 20-track cover CD with music by Nils Frahm, Ritornell, Bernhard Weiss, and the Dust-To-Digital label, among others. Chicago Underground Duo's trumpet virtuoso and free jazz legend Rob Mazurek stars in the cover and in interview, alongside features on Hamburg's incredible DJ, Helena Hauff, New York's famed theatrical vocalist Meredith Monk, and Anne Hilde Neset's chat with Denmark's first electronic composer, Else Marie Pade, plus Circle frontman Jussi Lehtisalo doing the Invisible Jukebox, and all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know.
Thursday, 13 June
**Florian Hecker presents a typically complex visual and text accompaniment to his most recent major work, 'Chimärisation' for Editions Mego. Includes the original experimental libretto 'The Snake, The Goat and the Ladder (A board game for playing chimera)' written by Iranian author and philosopher Reza Negarastani. 304 pages, 6 x 9" book with 474 colour illustrations, 30 black / white illustrations** "Chimerizations feature a radically new form of documentation of Florian Hecker's sound works that dramatize the phenomenon of Auditory Chimaeras. “Chimeras are integrated bodies that synt… Read more