King Pong Dub System: Islington West

23/06/2016

Islington West

C40, type II, real-time dubbed.

KING PONG DUB SYSTEM: Islington West

From the “Bored Nation” south side of Etobicoke (the north side gave us everyone’s favourite “crack mayor” Rob Ford and his Trump-esque “Ford Nation”), comes 40 minutes of head-and-booty stimulating electro-dub. An ode to Muhammad Ali, a Kim Deal-sampling homage to the mix-tape era, and a disco elegy to the Pulse nightclub mix with the bass sounds of life on the Lakeshore, best-side suburb of the 6ix.

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Styles: Dub, house, acid, electro
RIYL: Adrian Sherwood, Black Uhura’s “The Dub Factor” album, Front Line Assembly’s spliffy moments, Material’s house-y side.


BABEL: Mind Thief (2xCD)

03/06/2016

BABEL Mind Thief

2XCD compilation in full colour card wallet. $10 CAD (+ regional shipping)

Genre/style: Retro-electronica, synthwave, ambient, drone
Sonic realm: Tangerine Dream, Craig Leon, Klaus Schulze, John Carpenter, Jodorowsky’s Dune OST, Beyond The Black Rainbow OST

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BABEL‘s “Grid” series of albums and EPs—released digitally and on cassette at various points over 2015—are an homage to analogue synth music pioneers such as Craig Leon and Klaus Schulze as well as early-’80s synth-based sci-fi and horror film soundtracks. The sessions culminate in the epic 35-minute morphing space-drone of the previously unreleased “Apogee“. Mind Thief collects the recordings in their entirety on two compact discs.

Polar Vortex (dir. Philip Baljeau, Toronto)

Désespoir (dir. Jesse Russell Brooks, Los Angeles)


A LOON IN JUNE SUPER SALE

03/06/2016

ARACHNIDISCS SALE!

Jakob has lost his mind and is slashing prices!

Everything must go!

Over 30 back-catalogue titles priced at ONE DOLLAR* Canadian!

That’s about $0.76 in “real” dollars!

Most newer releases at a discount!

(((((https://arachnidiscs.bandcamp.com/merch)))))

But, seriously, we need to make room for new stock so this is a great chance to pick up some really great music at fire-sale prices.

*Regular shipping rates still apply. Email arachnidiscs@hotmail.com to get a more accurate (than Bandcamp’s) shipping estimate on bulk orders.


ESCHATON: Torus cassette

16/05/2016

Eschaton Torus jcard
C40. High-bias, real time dub. Released May 16, 2016. First edition sold out before release, a second edition with spine colours reversed available. $6 CAD.

Genre/style: Free-jazz, free-improvisational, experimental electronic, harsh noise
Sonic realm: Don Cherry, Pharaoh Sanders backed by Neubauten, early Cluster / Faust,

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Eschaton is a soulful noise duet comprising Aaron Hutchinson and Connor Bennett. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, their music is driven by spontaneity and a passion for improvisation. Thick textural noise contrasted with vulnerable horn expressions, Eschaton creates narrative soundscapes that breathe, bend, and distort. They have released cassettes and lathes on Hamilton labels HAVNrecords and PERDU. Eschaton is happiest when collaborating with friends. Recorded and mixed by Matt Tavares (or BabdBadNotGood) at STUDIO69 in Toronto, ON


CHOBO: Trust No Brain (cassette)

29/04/2016

CHOBO - Trust No Brain artwork

On Extra Limited Run C40 cassette ($6 CAD). Released 2016-04-29.

In the realm of: House; acid house; organic organ-based house; improvised electronica
Sonic cousin to: Underworld’s mellower moments; Frankie Knuckles chillin’ the heck out; Booka Shade on an organ trip

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CHOBO is Jessica Cho (all keyboards) and Benjamin Boles (drum machines, sequenced synths, and mixing). They have a unique intuitive connection that allows them to combine their love for the immediacy of improvised live performance with the machine pulse of dance music.

Setting aside their computers, they experiment with drum machines, hardware synths, effects, loopers, pianos, and guitars, to develop a method of performance that brings the rhythms and sounds of house, techno, and dub into a structure closer to the jazz concept of improvising around themes.

No two performances sound anything alike, and that in-the-moment aspect has also become central to their recording strategies. Rather than spending weeks editing together ideas, they simply hit record and start playing, putting the focus less on technical perfection, and more on capturing the feeling of that specific time and place.

That flexibility allows CHOBO to play a wide variety of events, from warehouse parties to jazz concerts to indie rock shows. Their song Tingkle Away was featured on the Nite Comfort Vol. 1: 2013-2014 cassette compilation, and they’ve also collaborated with Alixander III (of Toronto deep house band Azari & III) on the track Something ‘Bout You, released on Berlin’s Toy Tonics Records.

To create Trust No Brain—recorded live to stereo 2-track—they used the following are a set of parameters designed to provoke spontaneous creation. These limitations are a framework for improvisation, and to enforce that each performance will be unique to that space and audience.

  1. No laptop or desktop computer used in performance
  2. No master sequencer
  3. Pattern based sequencing allowed, but no automated pattern chaining
  4. Primarily use cheap/common equipment, but accept opportunities to play on any instruments
  5. No prior song arrangments, beyond basic rhythmic/melodic themes
  6. Avoid factory presets and/or user presets, with the exception of instruments that aren’t capable of real-time sound-shaping
  7. All processing and EQing are to be performed live, as musical elements
  8. No phrase sampling of other musician’s work permitted

HEAVY MOON 7

14/03/2016

Heavymoon-7-2016On Extra Limited Run cassette and CD-R ($6 CAD) and unlimited digital download ($5 CAD). Released 2016-03-14.

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Active since 2006, HEAVY MOON is the instrumental space fuzz rock solo jam of Jakob Rehlinger, guitarist of psychedelic space-rockers MOONWOOD. On every #MoonMonday leading up to this release, Rehlinger has uploaded each of the previous six Heavy Moon albums to the Heavy Moon Bandcamp site.

This seventh Heavy Moon album is a collection of cosmic instrumental space rocks stolen from the planets Hawkwind, Floyd and Harmonia.

Available as three unique formats:

  1. Cassette has exclusive cross-faded collage mixes of 9 of the tracks.
  2. CD is presented as 10 individual tracks, including the bonus track “Schütteln, klirren und aufrollen”
  3. Digital Download comes with it all! (Both CD and Cassette come with the full download so no one misses anything).

 

 

 


Store Updated

15/01/2016

Capture

Ever since we started our Bandcamp site as our online shop for ease and convenience, we’ve been meaning to get the older in-print titles that predated the shop up there. Most notably the first few volumes in the Split Tapes Series and Moonwood‘s River Ghosts LP were missing (available on this site, but buried way, way, way down in the store page listings where people fear to tread).

Now ALL our available stock is easy to browse at
https://arachnidiscs.bandcamp.com/merch!

Also note the prices are in CAD, so with the plummeting Canadian dollar (at time of posting this) being at a mere 68 cents on the American dollar (or €0.63) you might want to take advantage of our economic collapse and score some deals.

In addition, some out-of-stock items are now back in-stock having retaken possession of some stock from a downsizing/relocating distro, so if you thought you missed out on something, maybe you didn’t!


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