THE UNQUIET GRAVE: Whispers In The Wind

08/10/2014

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C40. high-bias tape. Cassette box encrusted with earth, twigs, grass, leaves and other detritus of nature. Each one is unique. Numbered edition. Custom envelope and 1″ button. Limited to 40 copies. ($7 plus regional shipping)


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Releases: HALLOWEEN 2014 pre-orders ship immediately

Dark, lyrical doom-folk from the gothic desolation of rural Canada.

Wraithlike and enveloped in the dusk-dance solemnities of macabrely attuned spirit-surges, Whispers In The Wind is the last breath of manna before a trans-dimensional freefall through the nine circles of drone-buzz psychedelia. These epitaphs of contralto contortion slowly linger along the fine divide between ’80s gothcore and the post-neurosis of aphotic avant-garde ambience, suturing the two realms to the ashen trance of an extrasensory cannonade.” ~ Weird Canada

CALL IT: Doom folk, ambient goth, southern gothic from the rural north, hymns of spiritual angst.
SONIC COUSIN TO: M. Gira’s solo albums, Boduf Songs, a harsher lo-fi Black Walls.


Colin Fisher & Mike Gennaro: Sine Qua Non

18/09/2014

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C50. high-bias tape. Custom envelope and 1″ button. Limited to 50 copies. ($7 plus regional shipping)


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Released: 07 October 2014.
Free jazz sax/drums duo beating out five face-melting, brain-blowing freak jams.

Colin Fisher – alto saxophone
Mike Gennaro – drums

Recorded live in Toronto, March-May 2014

CALL IT: Free-jazz, post-bop, avant-garde, experimental, improvisation, fiery freak-outs, transcendental tripping.
SONIC COUSIN TO: Rashied Ali, Sam Rivers, Ornette Coleman, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler,  you know… that kinda thing.


SEMEN PRIEST: Disco Horribilis

11/09/2014

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C46. high-bias tape. Limited to 30 copies. ($7 plus regional shipping)


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Disco Horribilis: Latin. “To Learn of the terrible”; “Horrible dance music”

Canadian dark disco provocateurs SEMEN PRIEST (remember when they sent us a blood-filled condom?) are back with their second album. More groove and less blood this time out, but no less bile. In support of self-abuse/love, in protest of rape culture & violence against women. Rex and Zsa Zsa call for the downfall of crack-smoking mayors and burning the perpetrators of acid attacks.

TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT. TWO WRONGS MAKE IT EVEN.

CALL IT: EBM, acid house, disco, ’90s house, industrial
SONIC COUSIN TO: Underworld, Soft Cell, any two Acid House compilations playing at the same time, Skinny Puppy, Nitzer Ebb, Thrill Kill Kult, 1000 Homo DJs, Man Made Hill, Bile Sister.


NITE AUDIT: The Audiot

02/09/2014

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C40. Packaged in custom envelope + fun bonus sticker for adhering to your math binder. ($7 plus regional shipping)


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Like a mix-tape from the ’90s found in some pre-Guiliani Williamsburg time capsule, Nite Audit‘s The Audiot, is noisey art-rock for the now. Psych-collage, abstracted and distracted vocals and discordant no-wave guitars over dub-informed beats. Add to that smatterings of punk and splatterings of kraut and it’s the kind of of album that assures old codgers like me that the kids are alright.

WHO’S WHO: A mild-mannered night auditor for a New York City hotel by night, by day a hunched-over manchild locked in a windowless room with little more than a microphone and a tiny bed made up of shredded newspaper and wet napkins. Legend has it that one hot summer morning on his walk home from work, N/A came across an abandoned Boss BR-532 Digital Four-Track Recorder laying in a dumpster. Rather than just taking the BR-532 home, N/A had the strongest urge to climb inside that proverbial dumpster, ripping off his suit at once, perverted noises immediately overflowing from his cracked, dry mouth in strangely looped incantations.

When he came to it was dark again. He found himself naked and covered in flies, the remnants of a broken bottle still lodged in his mouth. Embarrassed and confused, he put back on his tattered suit, readying himself for another night on the job. But first, he hesitantly played back what had been recorded. He was like, “Huh. Ok, I guess I can get into this. Kind of going for like a Kim Fowley kinda thing or Ween or something.” But secretly he knew that one day, with enough practice and soul searching, heck he could become the next Lenny Kravitz! The rest, as they say, is history! Other than that, when he has the time N/A raises his two sons, Cooper and Aiden, with his loving wife Alexis in a two-story brownstone in Park Slope.

So, let’s hear it for the night auditor, huh! Just a man with his thoughts, crunching numbers in the dark so you don’t have to.

CALL IT: Art-rock, noise-funk, lo-fi pop, left-field indie
SONIC COUSIN TO: Ween, (early) Beck, Sebadoh/Sentridoh, Sonic/Ciccone Youth, an electro-punk Daniel Johnston, Alan Vega fronting an early DAF, various Jeunesse Cosmique bands, a hermit muttering into a CB radio late at night.


UVESEN: III

26/08/2014

Uvesen III cassette

C44 high-bias tape. Encased in plaster bandages. Pull black tab slowly and hear. $7 (plus regional shipping)


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Uvesen is a Norwegian duo of percussionist Børre Myklebust and the highly prolific Andreas Brandal who has been releasing challenging and transcendental music since 1994, racking up hundreds of releases over several projects. With Uvesen the two embark upon free-improv psych experimentation of the highest order. Deep majick drones and wild aural landscapes. Abstract, percussive textures and bowed strings mingle with wild freak-folk dances and expansive electric guitar.

This music is such a beast we had to encase it in plaster for your safety.

CALL IT: Drone, improvisation, psychedelic, no-wave, avant-garde, noise-ambient, free-jazz, freak-folk
SONIC COUSIN TO: Pelt, Coltranes Robbie and John, Don Cherry’s Pan-African and Cosmic eras, Ensemble Pearl [or other SunnO))) ambient side-projects], Fred Frith, Sir Richard Bishop, Flowers/Corsano, a general VHF records vibe. God literally whispering in your ear (but maybe not whispering nice things).


REVEREND MOON: Coyote Gospels Cassette + Book

21/07/2014

REVEREND MOON: Coyote Gospels // C44 + 20 page hymn book, etc // $13 (plus shipping)
Limited to 25 copies. High-bias C44 cassette tape. 20 page 5×8 perfect-bound lyric book. 1-inch “coyote pyramid” insignia pin and 3x illustrated lyric cards in linen bag. 1 full colour fold-out poster of cougars riding on the backs of bears (which is awesome). 

Also available as Digital Download ($5) or Cassette + DL ($7  plus shipping).

Release date: August 11, 2014 (tip to the wise: pre-orders are getting shipped immediately)


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BIO/BACKGROUND:
The REVEREND MOON is Jakob Rehlinger of Toronto-based psychedelic space-rock band Moonwood as well as founder of the Arachnidiscs Recordings label. Over the past 20 years the good Reverend has laboured steadily at Coyote Gospels, an album of 13 testaments of ersatz-praise and upside-down faith. The song cycle was born in the manger of university poetry workshops beginning in 1994. It grew into an awkward adolescence at the dawn of the millennium when Rehlinger suffered a nervous breakdown and was paid for his trouble in what he called several “dark prophecies” in the form of visions. These hallucinatory cosmic messages from beyond are recounted in the songs “A Message for You”, “Black Sun Rising” and “Old Graves” — wherein animals reclaim the Earth from humans. Since 2007 Rehlinger has been polishing these heretical-hymns and pseudo-psalms over several demo versions before setting out to record them in earnest beginning on the Easter weekend of 2012.

FILE UNDER: Satanic verses, southern gothic, alt-folk, bluegrass, junk-blues, gospel
SIMILAR(ish?) ARTISTS: Jon Spencer, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash (on helium).


Totenbaum Träger / Projet Muet cassette

17/06/2014

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TOTENBAUM TRÄGER / PROJET MUET // C60 // $7 (plus shipping)
High bias tape, transparent red shells, fold-out poster and stamped edition cards featuring art by Lenny P. Robert, packaged in a translucent red envelope. With download. Edition of 50.

Click to purchase at our Bandcamp page with immediate download.

Last year’s Neurinomes CD by Mad/Mod was probably the release we were most proud of. So much so that, even though we’ve ended our split tape series, we didn’t hesitate to jump at the chance to release a tape split between two of Dominic Marion’s (“Mod”) other equally accomplished projects. Not so much a split tape, as a split artistic personality that combines into a unified statement.

With Totenbaum Träger he explores sometimes blissful, sometimes harsh guitar drones and noir-ambient spaces. A post-rock soundtrack for a lost David Lynch film.

The chamber trio Projet Muet travel similar roads to both Totenbaum Träger and Mad/Mod, but to different destinations and by different modes of transportation. Projet Muet rides waves of minimalist harmony on a raft woven from free-jazz and experimental no-wave. Churning, industrial thrum mix with meditative drones and zentropic bells.

FILE UNDER: post-rock, free-jazz, ambient, drone, chamber ensemble.
SIMILAR ARTISTS: Mad/Mod, Don Cherry, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Angelo Badalamenti, Ennio Morricone, Morton Feldman, Do Make Say Think, Tortoise, Silver Mt. Zion.

Listen and purchase at the Bancamp link below.

 


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