SPOTLIGHT 487

02/03/2015 15:33

Get your groove on with a fine selection of psychedelia, folk, garage, stoner, acid rock, baroque pop, industrial, rock'n'roll, punk, death metal, drone, witch house, and more!

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

GANGLOFF, MIKE & CARA - DURANG'S HORNPIPE/RAKE AND RAMBLING BOY (7"/GREAT POP SUPPLEMENT)

Having released records previously as part of Jack Rose's backing band and The Black Twig Pickers (as well as cutting their cloth as part of the mighty Pelt), Mike and Cara now release a great double A-side in an edition of 500 copies. 'Durang's Hornpipe' is spectacularly underpinned by the majestic drone of Cara's Shruti box, with Mike on banjo and fiddle, and is backed by the peak and fall and drone pulse of the Shruti once again on an incredible reworking of the standard 'Rake And Ramblin' Boy'. This 7-inch is pressed on dark cherry coloured wax and comes with great artwork, including a printed inner sleeve. Edition of 500 copies.

HANGING STARS - GOLDEN VANITY/FLOODBOUND (7"/GREAT POP SUPPLEMENT)

Hanging Stars is a 4-piece that combines lush harmonies with a love for Cosmic American Music, English folk and psychedelia. Their songs lie somewhere between the desert's beating sun and the grey skies of East London. This debut single was recorded both in Lake Hollywood (US) and Walthamstow (UK) by Rob Campanella (Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde) and Brian O'Shaughnessy (Comet Gain, The Clientele) respectively. Limited to 500 copies! Press quote from Timeout: "London's best cosmic country band."

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SNAILS - TALKING TO ANTHONY/WINTER HEARTS (7"/GREAT POP SUPPLEMENT)

With this long awaited follow-up to the band's debut 7-inch, 'Shed Like an Hour', the band presents itself with a stable line-up for the first time. 'Talking To Anthony' recalls the classic UK folk of Pentangle, Clive Palmer/C.O.B., early Fairports and so on. This is a beautiful second 45, dressed up in a gorgeous circular diecut sleeve and pressed on lush clear vinyl. Edition of 500 copies only!

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SOCIAL END PRODUCTS - FEELS MUCH BETTER ON THE OTHER SIDE (7"/GARDEN OF DREAMS)

The 2015 single from the highly rated garage/psychedelic band from Greece, with two previous private-press releases (the 'Ego Trip' single and 'Nutre Tu Cabeza' album) under their belts. This 7-inch is pressed on purple vinyl and comes with a full-colour cover and inner sleeve.

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COTTON CASINO & JOXFIELD PROJEX - CASINO ROYAL (LP/BAMBALAM)

'Casino Royal' contains 39 minutes of psychedelic electro pop, obscure, interesting, challenging and easy listening at the same time. Cotton Casino is a Japanese female singer, mainly known from Acid Mothers Temple. Joxfield Projex is a Swedish irrational dynamic psychedelic electro pop duo producing avant-whatever music. The recordings co-feature Makoto Kawabata from Acid Mothers Temple!

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DEEP AEON - TEMPLE OF TIME (LP/H42)

Shithead Records in cooperation with H42 Records releases the debut album 'Temple Of Time' from Deep Aeon! The four guys from Dusseldorf will roll over you like a locomotive travelling with the speed of light! A dusty six-track psychrock/stoner monster!

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HOOFFOOT - HOOFFOOT (LP/PAURA DI NIENTE)

Hooffoot is a large format instrumental rock/jazz fusion group from Malmö, Sweden. With exquisite teamwork the 6-8 musicians navigate through seas of sound carrying the listener from pleasant harbors of melody and into the unholy waters of mad improvisation. For the jazz man, tired of the tidy sounds of modern recordings, Hooffoot is a breeze from the past. In the '70s jazz used to be evil as performed by e.g. Weather Report and Soft Machine. For the rocker, 'Hooffoot' is an ear opener, showing that Miles Davis lives right next door to Black Sabbath.

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JACQUELINE, CRYSTAL - RAINFLOWER (LP/MEGADODO)

Edition on 180-gram vinyl. Crystal Jacqueline returns with another magical record. 'Rainflower' is again written and produced by Icarus Peel. Darker and more richly textured than her previous album, 'Rainflower' achieves a difficult to describe blend of potency and lulling calm that is at once fragile and brittle, yet robust and invitingly warm. It's an album of dark psych and upbeat rockers, beautiful acid-folk ballads and baroque pop.

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LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE - INNER LIGHT OF REVELATION (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Lamp Of The Universe is Craig Williamson from New Zealand, playing an esoteric form of ritual-like psych folk, eastern trance and acid rock for the body mind and spirit. On LP, his album 'Inner Light Of Revel' features eight songs that are timeless and mystical in feel. Acoustic and electric guitars, sitar, mellotron and blissed out vocals weave in and out of each song, trance-like and taking the listener on another great journey. This is an edition of 300 LP's pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. The gatefold cover features artwork by Greg Hodgson.

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LYSERGICS - LYSERGICS (BLACK) (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

The Lysergics are a classic psychedelic 3-piece from London. This self titled album is full of trippy keyboard parts, fuzz guitars and great catchy tunes. The style at times brings to mind the early days iof Pink Floyd, there are garagey psych elements, but always with those '60s sounding keyboards and a fuzz guitar to the fore. Great tripped-out sounds for fans of Vibravoid and late '60s psychedelia! This edition is limited to 200 copies on 180-gram black vinyl. The gatefold cover features artwork by VIBRAVOID and includes three post-cards and a lyric-sheet.

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PERMANENT CLEAR LIGHT - BEYOND THESE THINGS (LP/GARDEN OF DREAMS)

Permanent Clear Light (PCL) is a psychedelic and prog rock band from Finlandia, home of Santa Claus. The band was formed in 2009 but its members have long backgrounds in the Finnish rock, pop, folk-rock, jazz, experimental, avant-garde and psychedelic scenes. Permanent Clear Light's recording debut was in 2010 on the British Fruits de Mer Records and the band have since received very favourable reviews in the (mainly) British music press as well as a lot of airplay around the world. Their highly regarded debut album is out now for the first time on limited (300 copies) splatter white vinyl, with green and yellow specs.

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WILL Z. - NEW START (LP/MEGADODO)

Limited edition on white vinyl. Another release from Will. Z, head of Cosmic Trip Machine and also known from the 'Book Of Am' cult-project. The story of 'New Start' began in 2012 when Will Z. helped Juan Arkotxa, Leslie MacKenzie and Carmeta to finish 'The Book Of AM', a unique combination of recordings and artwork which has since gained cult status. After the release of 'The Book Of AM', Juan Arkotxa and Leslie MacKenzie asked Will Z. to work on the sequel of their project, called 'The Book of Intxixu', together with Gong-leader Daevid Allen. That follow-up project inspired Will Z. to compose 'New Start', an album inspired by Jain philosophy. 'New Start' takes the listener on a beautiful, cosmic journey. Its rich textures and haunting melodies are evocative, meditative and timeless. 

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SENDELICA VS. DA CAPTAIN TRIPS - PSYCHEDELIC BATTLES, VOL. 1 (CD/FRG)

Sendelica contributes the 23 minute epic 'Day of the Locust' (Geoff Chase mix) featuring Geoff Chase on drums, Ed 'Vizzie' Guild on electronics alongside Pete on guitar and Glenda on bass. Da Captain Trips contribute three tracks:- Horizon / Space Tide / Repentant Blacksmith. Limited edition CD with picture disc in card sleeve. Limited to 150 copies.

BANDCAMP

 

PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

DROSSELBART - DROSSELBART (LP/LONGHAIR)

Originally released in 1970 on Polydor. This is an example of early German heavy psychedelic rock, akin to early Tomorrow's Gift and The Doors as a rock critic mentioned in a review in Sounds (Germany 4/71). Clever German lyrics and music which touches your brain but also your skin. 13 excellent tracks (including 2 bonus tracks), digitally remastered from the original tape and with informative insert.

RUFUS ZUPHALL - PHALLOBST (LP/LONGHAIR)

Rufus Zuphall's second album 'Phallobst' (recorded July to August at Dierks-studios Cologne, 1971) was more polished and had a wider dynamic and instrumental range (mellotron, clavinet, and acoustic guitars were added). It shows the group members as well-educated musicians playing their own compositions with passion and energy. Digitally remastered from the original tape and with informative insert.

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VANDROOGENBROECK, JOEL - BIOMECHANOID (LP/AGUIRRE)

Second pressing due to high demand in a sleeve with a silver background. 'Biomechanoid' is the classic 1980 album by composer and flautist Joel Vandroogenbroeck. It's 1980, in Munich, Germany, upstart production music label Coloursound Library releases their debut album. Capitalising on the success of Ridley Scott's 'Alien' film, the label dropped 'Biomechanoid', featuring cover art commissioned by H.R. Giger - whose horrific 'Necronom IV' lithograph served as the basis for the design of 'Alien' - and the music of the relatively unknown Joel Vandroogenbroeck. Comprised of bleak, cinematic synth soundscapes and percussion, the album served as an inaugural calling card for what would be a decade of dizzying solo releases by Vandroogenbroeck for Coloursound, running the gamut from Mesopotamian ethno-folk to synth sequencer funk to electro drum breaks to in-utero ambient delights. Though the Belgian-born Vandroogenbroeck, 74, may not be a household name; in an ideal world, he would be. As the founder, flautist, harpist, sitar player and keyboardist of the seminal acid-fried Swiss psych outfit BRAINTICKET, he spearheaded the group's three main (and collectible) releases in the early 70s - 'Cottonwood Hill', 'Celestial Ocean' and 'Psychonaut'. Combining a love of exotic instruments coupled with mind-bending out-of-body excursions, the ever-changing collective developed something of a cult following throughout Europe and earned a reputation as one of the heavier psych outfits on the circuit - which was something of a double-edged sword. While their experimental sound resonated with hippies everywhere, it didn't with the authorities, who associated the act with heavy drug consumption and subsequently began a ban of their music, especially the 'Psychonaut' album, if for the title alone. After that bitter brush with censorship, the group quietly disbanded in 1972. 'Biomechanoid' stands after all these years as an album full of dark, strange, disturbing soundscapes, the obscure side of Brainticket, proving how Joel was still a creative artist.

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ROCK'N'ROLL/PSYCHOBILLY

 

FIA SCO & THE MAJESTICS - BOOM BOOM/GARBAGE (BLACK) (7"/SQUOODGE)

Hillbilly rock'n'roll with western swing elements, done the female way by a fantastic band from Austria. This combo features the impressive voice of Fia Sco and her tremendous back-up ensemble! Their 45 transports you right back to the '50s where Fia Sco could easily compete with the likes of Patsy Cline, Rose Maddox, Charline Arthur and Jean Chapel! This edition is limited to 350 copies on black vinyl.

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GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL

 

MAHARAJAS - PLUG SIDES (2LP) (LP/CHAPUTA!)

'Plug Sides' is a double-LP compiling 35 cuts from Sweden's awesome garage-combo The Maharajas - some of them never released on vinyl before! The band has been putting out releases since 1998, most of which are sold out by now. This fine double-LP comes in a great gatefold cover and includes liner notes by Shindig's Jon 'Mojo' Mills. Get it!

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PUNK/HC

 

LOST CHERREES - ALL PART OF GROWING UP (LP/BEAT GENERATION)

The first ever official reissue of this album by UK anarcho-punk band Lost Cherrees, originally issued in 1985 by the Fight Back label. This is an edition of 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl, with reproduced artwork and an insert. The music combines anarcho vibes, rooted in the Crass (band and label) scene, with post-punk end reggae elements. As far as the latter goes, think Mad Professor and The Ruts.

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METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

MORDBRAND - VASTATION (BLACK/PATCH) (7"/TO THE DEATH)

Edition of 100 copies on black vinyl, hand numbered and with a patch. New school of old school of Swedish death metal. MORDBRAND is a ferocious killing machine, blending old school dods with touches of D-takt and black metal.

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RANGER - SHOCK SKULL (BLACK) (7"/FULL CONTACT)

Limited REPRESS, this time on black vinyl. RANGER is back to deliver another dose of MEGAWATT MAYHEM and inject an overdose of adrenaline straight into your veins. The aftershock of their release 'Knights Of Darkness' may still ring in your ears, but these guys give you no remorse by unleashing 'Shock Skull' through Ektro Records. It's your one-way-ticket to the world of HEAVY METAL, filled with roaring Marshalls and thundering drums that make you headbang until your neck cracks.

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ATTALLA - ATTALLA (LP/SELF RELEASE)

Hailing from a state known for the invention of the electric guitar, the most notorious serial killers, long, ruthless winters and more bars than churches, Attalla doesn't have to look far for inspiration. Starting in late 2012, with roots in punk and hc, its members applied their DIY ethos to a style of music that had fueled their earlier endeavors, but had yet to be fully harnessed. Drawing influences from Black Sabbath to Black Flag, Attalla started writing and forming what has become their debut LP. "...the band have created a sound which fans of stoner, metal, sludge, and punk-rock alike will welcome with clenched fists of joy. Vocalist Cody Stieg shares similarities with Scott "Wino" Weinrich, which is not bad thing at all, as weve never really heard Wino do something quite as sludgy as this..." ~Heavy Planet.

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BAD GUYS - BAD GUYNAECOLOGY (LP/RIOT SEASON)

Limited to 400 copies. Recorded in a snake pit, in a quarry, on top of a mountain, in the desert, at night, during a thunderstorm, 'Bad Guynaecology' is the second album from Hackney's Bad Guys. Full of heavy riffs, pounding drums and wild vocals laid down on seven foot wide steel tape, then smelted into WAVs by an irritable dwarf in an ancient forge, in space - 'Bad Guynaecology' truly is the soundtrack to your generation. Whoever you are. Production duties on this album fell to esteemed metal producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Angel Witch). For fans of Motorhead, Harvey Milk, Melvins, Thin Lizzy, Jesus Lizard, Torche, MC5, Killdozer, Black Sabbath.

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IRON FIST - WE ARE MOTOPUNKS (LP/DOOMENTIA)

After countless demos and chaotic performances in squats and sleazy bars and in parallel with the release of their second 7 inches ('Boneshaker') on Doc's Dungeons Records, they've finally got around to record their first proper full-length and Doomentia is more than proud to have been chosen to unleash it in vinyl format. And among its ten tracks of intense rock'n'rolling, it includes one ('Warriors Of The Night') exclusive to this version. For fans of Motörhead, Inepsy, Speedwolf etc.

VERMIN - LIFE IS PAIN (BLACK) (LP/NIGHTTRIPPER)

Limited edition of 100 copies on black vinyl. Including an A4 lyric sheet and an 8-page 20x20cm booklet with history, photos and tons of neat memoribilia. This LP collects their three demos from the early/mid '90s. VERMIN can best be described as brutal death metal with some grind influences, more of the American school of dods than the Swedish.

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HOODED MENACE - GLOOM IMMEMORIAL (CD/DOOMENTIA)

This compilation clocks in at a whooping 76 minutes and features four different line-ups. The tracklist includes such rarities as 'Devil Master' (recorded for the 'Live Evil Vol. 1' comp), the very first versions of 'Fulfill The Curse', or 'The Eyeless Horde' that appeared on the band's sole demo back in 2007. 'Gloom Immemorial' is also graced by a very special artwork courtesy of Chris from Misanthropic Art...

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SATHANAS - WORSHIP THE DEVIL (CD/DOOMENTIA)

'Worship the Devil' has been mixed by former Funeral Mist and Watain regular collaborator Tore Stjeran at his famous Necromorbus studios in Sweden. Round up by an amazing artwork courtesy of the one and only Juan Castellano the eight tracks featured on 'Worship The Devil' will once again prove you with a (iron) fist that Sathanas are metal to the bone.

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NOISE ROCK/DRONE/SLUDGE

 

BENSIINI - R (LP/FULL CONTACT)

Beefed-up, blown-out, and ballsy, the new Finnish supergroup Bensiini finds Circle members Janne Westerlund, Jussi Lehtisalo, and Mika Ratto revisiting their noise-rock roots with help from Sokea Piste guitarist Heikki Hautala and Slussenanalys bassist Eetu Henttonen. Aggressively produced by former Hebosagil drummer and sound-art ace Ilpo Heikkinen, the quintet's debut album tips its grimy hat to macho, Chicago-based meatpackers like the Jesus Lizard as well as to classic Finnish lumberjacks Radiopuhelimet, but with a dash of homegrown Pori-style surrealism.

 

INDUSTRIAL/DARK AMBIENT

 

IUGULA-THOR - OPERA [RELAUNCHED] (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Re-edition with loads of additional sound-material of the tape out on OEC in 1996 and never reprinted. Limited to 300 copies.

LE COSE BIANCHE - BORN (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Born or Porn? Because the two things sometimes are the same. Because from the first can derive the second, and vice versa. 'Born' closes a hypothetical trilogy opened with 'Aesthetics Of A Good Pornographer' (where the main theme was the prostitution industry) which was followed by 'Pornography Should Not Be An Illusion' (where the attention was focused on the mortification of pornography whenever it rises to art and its consumers) and now this, where the main theme revolves around the pornographic media, the use made of it, but it would be more correct to say: the use they make of us and around the private and intimate relationship that each has with that category. Is the mind that controls the body? Or is the body that controls the mind? Nobody knows. Recorded with the collaboration of teachers, first, and friends, now, including Maurizio Bianchi (MB), Andrea Chiaravalli (Iugula-Thor), Richard Ramirez (Black Leather Jesus), Eraldo Bernocchi (Sigillum S), Paolo Bandera (Sigillum S/Sshe Retina Stimulants), Marco Deplano (Wertham/Caligula031), Emidio Clementi (Massimo Volume). 'Born' retains all analogic fidelity and all extremism that for 30 years characterized this kind of muzak together with the love for the tradition of such sounds. Sounds that never died despite the many agonies suffered during these years. 300 copies.

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LUNUS & MILUSIC - THE FOCUS OF LIFE (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

An hommage to the book by Austin Osman Spare. A book plus CD release: the book comes with introductory essay by Vittore Baroni, and reproduction of the work of A.O.S. from 'Focus Of Life', authorized by the literary executor Steffi Grant, plus Italian translation. Lunus is a nom de plume used by Devis Granziera, an Italian industrial/noise underground musician who started his activities in the early 1990s. He is more known for his notorious Italian act Teatro Satanico. Milusic aka Roberto Milusic Migliussi, was the founder of the influential fanzine/magazine Idola Tribus in Italy during the mid 80s. He has spread in the same land the knowledge of Austin Osman Spare translating and publishing privately the most important works of him. He has translated also works by Kenneth Grant, Zivorad Mihajlovic Slavinski, and many others. He is involved in the process of music, drawing and magick. The music can be described as a mix between the some doped Coil sounds and the magik of certain Current 93 songs.

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TSIDMZ - RENÉ GUÉNON ET LA TRADITION PRIMORDIALE (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

The third album in the TSIDMZ trilogy after 'Pax Deorum Hominumque' and 'Ungern Von Sternberg Khan'. A great mix of boombastic martial, ethnic industrial, folk and medieval music with special guests like L'Effet C'Est Moi, Stefania Domizia, Sonnenkind, Gregorio Bardini, Barbarossa Umtrunk, The Wyrm, Porta Vittoria, Lorenzo Gasparella, Hoplites for a tribute to René Guénon and to the law based on the principle of the unity. For this album the lyrics have been taken and reworked from various Guénon's writings and are available inside a partition of the CD. Limited to 300 copies.

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JAZZ/AVANT GARDE

 

BROTZMANN/VAN HOVE/BENNINK - FMP 0130 (LP/CIEN FUEGOS)

The musicians on this release are Peter Brötzmann (clarinet, alt-tenor-bariton and bass saxophone), Fred van Hove (celesta, piano) and Han Bennink (drums, khene, rhythm-box, selfmade clarinet, gachi, oe-oe, voice, tins, home-made junk, elong, dhung, kaffir piano and -of course- dhung-dkar). Recorded on the 25th of February 1973 in Bremen. Originally released on FMP in that same year.

SCHLIPPENBACH TRIO - PAKISTANI POMADE (LP/CIEN FUEGOS)

Reissue of a long out of print 1972 album. This debut is one of the milestone releases of the longest standing free music ensemble in Europe. We hear Evan Parker on soprano and tenor saxophone, Alexander von Schlippenbach playing the piano, and drummer Paul Lovens.

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SPRAWL - SPRAWL (LP/TROST)

SPRAWL is the project of drummer Michael Wertmüller (16-17, Alboth!, Full Blast) who had the idea of bringing together the musicians he appreciates most and has worked with for a special one time recording project. The main idea was to create an album which incorporates the rough energy of 'Machine Gun' based on improvisation, the electricity of 16-17 and the application of experimental recording techniques which give the album its own, very special feeling. 'Sprawl' marked the beginning of Trost's cooperation with Peter Brötzmann, in 1997, after they organised an Alboth! show with Michael Wertmüller. Now this intense and beautifully harsh piece of music is released for the first time on vinyl!

 

EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

BUTCHER, JOHN -& GINO ROBAIR- - BOTTLE BREAKING HEART LEAP (LP/ALT.VINYL)

Californian Gino Robair and Londoner John Butcher first played together on a 1997 recording session in Oakland, California. Since then they have worked extensively as a duo, periodically expanding to form trios with Matthew Sperry (bass), Miya Masaoka (koto), Derek Bailey (guitar), Thomas Lehn (synth) and, most recently, The Apophonics with John Edwards (bass). Robair also plays in the 7-piece John Butcher Group. This album is an intense document of a live recording from St. Margaret of Antioch church, Leeds from 2012. Originally recorded by Simon Reynell at Left Bank.

DSR LINES - DSR LINES (LP/ULTRA ECZEMA)

Great Kosmische psychedelic synth jams! This is DSR Lines' first LP. For those who need some name drops, cancel out the vocals on early Battiato records, travel to Germany after Harmonia left a mess, or choke Klaus Schulze while forcing him to play from his fucking heart! Limited to 200 hand numbered copies in a duo tone pro sleeve and including an insert and a sticker!

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KOMODO HAUNTS - SUIJIN (LP/AGUIRRE)

Komodo Haunts is the psychedelic drone solo project of Ollie Tutty (aka Mt. Tjhris), from Lincolnshire, UK. With his music he explores drone structure, sonic textures, meditative zones and personal fictions. Making use of analogue and digital technologies; tape jams playing on human familiarity, natural ambiances, faux-exotica, mythologies, "reality therapy". Taking inspiration from drone masters and new age wanderers the 'Suijin' album is all about getting into "the zone" and could be the soundtrack to an unreleased Tarkovsky movie. Building up from a basis of minimalistic stylings in the vein of Terry Riley's 'Persian Surgery Dervishes' and adding rich instrumental and vocal layers later.

MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - ANTROPOPHAGUS (LP/PHANTASMA DISQUES)

An album dedicated to Italian horror movies. "A spooky journey beyond the 7 gateways of hell into the cannibalism of Italian horror movies" (Vogue Witch). File under: Witch House  Italo Horror  Zombie Rave. Limited and numbered to 200 gatekeepers.

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MELCHIOR, DAN - HAPPINESS IS OVERRATED (LP/ULTRA ECZEMA)

This LP is dedicated to Letha Diane Rodman Melchior, Dan's partner who sadly passed away in November 2014. These beautiful recordings sink as deep as some of Robert Wyatt's recordings do. Experience the horror of saying goodbye translated into an incredible psychedelic sea of field recordings, guitar, synth and recordings of Letha Diane Rodman Melchior's voice. The LP is limited to 200 hand-numbered and stamped copies, coming in a full colour sleeve with an insert and a sticker!

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SIGMARSSON, SIGTRYGGUR BERG -& BJ NILSEN- - AVANTGARDEGASSE (LP/ULTRA ECZEMA)

Although Swedish sound artist BJ Nilsen and Icelandic confusor Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson have collaborated on numerous occasions (a.o. in BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa and Evil Madness), this is their first duo release. Prepare yourself for an alien workshop in Avant Garde tactics previously unknown to human beings, and trainings organised by secret forces between silence and the soft sound of French speech, or something similar. The LP is limited to 200 hand-numbered copies, presented in a duo tone pro sleeve with an insert and a sticker!

 

ORPHAN SWORDS - LICENSE TO DESIRE/RISK IN A NEW AGE (CD/DESIRE)

License To Desire / Risk In A New Age is a limited CD release compiling both Orphan Swords EPs for Desire. Going further into techno territory, Orphan Swords came back with a three track EP called 'License To Desire' on Paris based Desire Records. Following the 'Risk In The New Age' EP (2014), this hypnotic release is probably their most powerful so far, concentrating EBM, minimal techno gristle and industrial electronics. This EP clearly relates to previous efforts such as 'Caim' that has been described by XLR8R as "The grinding sounds and whirling blasts of white noise position the track directly in the realm of acts like Sandwell District and Richie Hawtins digressive and hypnotizing Plastikman moniker." 'License On Desire' will come on vinyl in April 2015. 200 copies.

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC

 

IN FIELDS - PHANTOMS (+10") (LP/DESIRE)

Limited edition of 300 LP's on black vinyl, including a one-sided 10-inch. This electronic duo from London, comprised of Ed Cox and Raoul Marks, made its debut record for Kill Em All and later released EP's and remixes on labels s.a. Rawax, I'm A Cliché, Throne Of Blood, La Belle, Moshi Moshi and No Pain In Pop.

 

GOTHIC/DARKWAVE/ELECTRO

 

DOPE STARS INC. - TERAPUNK (CD/SUBSOUND)

With lyrics inspired by cyberpunk imagery and subculture, Dope Stars Inc. have been mixing industrial beats, acid synths and distorted sounds with a bratty rock'n'roll sound and attitude since their foundation in May 2003. 'TeraPunk', their fifth album, offers a mixture of industrial, rock and electro music with a raw punk attitude. The music is a blend of real and artificial sounds such as live guitars, bass and drums, mashed together with e-guitars, programmed drums and loops, creating a deep cocktail of rock and electro music. Dope Stars Inc. appeared on the soundtracks of the horror movie saga of 'Saw' II, III and IV.

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