BABEL: Thirteen Exquisite Corpses


Release date: Oct 31, 2019
Styles: Atmospheric post-rock, meditative, dark new age, ecstatic ambient, drone, neo-classical, free improvisation, gothic film music
Similar vibes: Black Tape For A Blue Girl; Dead Can Dance; Trial of the Bow; Stephen Micus; RAIC; The Last Temptation of Christ OST.

Thirteen Exquisite Corpses is the 200th and final release on Arachnidiscs Recordings, coming 20 years after the label’s first release. A collaborative work of 13 “improvised compositions” split into two suites. It was recorded under the ensemble name BABEL by bandleader and Arachnidiscs head, Jakob Rehlinger. Thirteen Exquisite Corpses was recorded using a modified version of the “exquisite corpse” collaborative technique usually employed in visual art or writing where each collaborator is only aware of the tail end of the previous collaborator’s contribution. In this case each of the 8 collaborators improvised to a series of minimal synthesizer drones provided by Rehlinger, unaware of each others’ addition, which Rehlinger then edited into cohesive works. The album is presented as a 2CD edition in a 24 page hardback book. 

Jakob Rehlinger
Matthew Fava
Kayla Milmine
Brodie West
Eiyn Sof
Andrew MacGregor
Roan Bateman
M. Mucci
Dominic Marion   

Moonwood Rehearsals Vol 1 and 2


Moonwood Vol 1 cover Moonwood vol 2 cover

Free to download, the first two volumes in a series of live rehearsal recordings by Moonwood. Vol.1 features 5 solo improvisations by Jakob (1 hour). Vol. 2 features 3 improvisations by Jakob and Mandi (34 mins). 192kbs MP3s.

Vol. 2 also available in higher fidelity formats at our Bandcamp site as a PWYC download (min $2).

Andy Futreal / Babel : Split tape series sides 7/8


Andy Futreal / Babel (C-46) 2011. Deluxe cloth bag edition of 50 w/two full colour inserts. Free digital download link included. Loosely based around “Tectonic Disasters in Asia”, this is the first themed release in the split tape series.


$7.00 CAD (includes shipping)

Side 7: Andy Futreal — Night Train to Xi’an / For Wenchuan

A vivid soundscape travelogue collaged from field-recordings and performances recorded in China during. 2008-2010. Andy has created vivid journey out of everything from a metal dishrack to the ambient sounds of Zhengzhou train station and the overnight train from to Xi’an. A piano score is derived from Sichuan Wenchuan earthquake gravity wave traces mixed with edited VOA broadcast. A haunting tribute to a harrowing disaster. (

Side 8: BabelMorpheum (1-4) / 4 Bowls / 4 Japan

Falling somewhere between the 20th century minimalists and the no-wave noise composers of the 1980s, Morpheum explores the tranquility and violence of dream states though a suite of duets and quartets for piano, mallet instruments, electric guitar and Taiko-inspired percussion. Languid, evolving melody lines sleepily weave through each other before cascading arpeggios awaken like a tsunami crashing through a nuclear reactor. Subtle and epic, peaceful and cacophonous, safe and perilous as an ocean or a dream.

Andy Futreal and Jakob Rehlinger (Moonwood) were  previously paired up on a split tape released by Folkwaste Recordings.

Moonwood – River Ghosts (Vinyl, Ltd/Dlx)


$11.25 CAD + Shipping (North America $1o / World $17). Edition of 200 blue vinyl w/download.

 Airmail Can/Expedited USA /Mexico

 AIRMAIL Europe / Overseas

Note: For slower “GROUND MAIL” shipping to Europe/Overseas, please use “North America” for correct price.

We’re pleased to announce our first vinyl release is from resident psyche-folker, Moonwood. Subtitled Music For Water Borne Disease, the album’s 10 instrumental tracks wind like a river through far eastern modes and southwestern reverb. Multi-instrumentalist Jakob Rehlinger layers bowed strings, Romanian lap harp and gourd flute over fuzzy psyche-guitar and ethnic percussion, bells and gongs.

Includes free digital download via Moonwood’s Bandcamp site.

“Earlybird” edition: The first 60 copies include a hand-printed, signed and numbered lino-block print by Jakob.

Ecconomically priced digital version available at Moonwood’s Bandcamp site.

BABEL : Limbus / Morpheum


Separate physical versions available here:

Mixes complete


It looks like the final mixes for both Moonwood Coal Aberrations and Babel Zahlreiche have been completed and mastered. The artwork needs to be finalized and then Arachnidiscs will finally release something (in physical form) after what must be a almost a year.

Until then, here’s two new tracks by The Metrics: A Weed By Any Other Name… and 11:11.

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