Sides 17 and 18 of the Arachnidiscs Recordings Split Tape Series.
Toronto’s Beard Closet and Primate Pyramid administer 40 minutes of essential Skullflower-esque doom-gaze guitar improvisations. White noise bliss. Harmonic reverberations. Avant post-rock drone. Ambient guitar experimentation. Hypnagogic feedback dreams.
High-bias cassette tape. Gold cassette shells. Hand assembled, fur-covered cassette boxes.
Since we just dispatched the pre-orders for the BEARD CLOSET / PRIMATE PYRAMID tape, and it’s official release is tomorrow, we figured it’s a good time to post our revised release schedule that will bring us up to the end of 2013.
- Oct. 31: BEARD CLOSET / PRIMATE PYRAMID tape
- Nov. 11: PARTLI CLOUDI “Two Moron Ever Nose” CD
- Nov. 25: BABEL “Sturm und Drang” CDEP
- Dec. 02: MUTED RAINBOW “Intuitions” CD
- Dec. 16: ROSS BAKER / TRANZMIT tape
- Dec. 30: BABEL “Rillingen” CD
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Also, now is a good time to put out a call for 2014 releases. If any of you have a project without a home, and it’s sufficiently weird (or at least insufficiently normal), and you’d like to see it get a small, ridiculously packed, run (50 copies, tops) drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you know a weirdo whose music needs a home, send them our way.
And if you’re someone who we’ve been discussing a release with, this is a friendly reminder to send us those files!
We plan to do up to a maximum of 12 releases (cassette / CD / CDEP / maybe a 7″?!?) next year, ideally on a monthly basis. Also, there’s a very specific (yet completely undefined) label aesthetic (and limited budget), so let that be a caveat that we reserve the right to be beggars and picky choosers.
Sides 17 and 18 of the Arachnidiscs Recordings Split Tape Series. Release date: October 31st, 2013.
Toronto’s Beard Closet and Primate Pyramid administer 40 minutes of essential Skullflower-esque doom-gaze guitar improvisations. White noise bliss. Harmonic reverberations. Avant post-rock drone. Ambient guitar experimentations. Hypnagogic feedback dreams.
High-bias cassette tape. Gold cassette shells. Hand assembled, fur-covered cassette boxes. Pre-order includes immediate download of 3 tracks in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or other formats. The physical cassette will be shipped on or before Halloween 2013 (All together now: oooo-whoooo-oooo).
2013 has been pretty quiet for us so far but when it rains, it pours. Summer and fall are looking stormy for us. Here’s a brief list of the releases we’re currently prepping.
AD091 – SEMEN PRIEST – s/t – Cassette
Psychedelic industrial funk pop.
AD092 – A SACRED CLOUD – ENSOLEILLÉ, 1972 – Cassette
In conjunction with Jeunesse Cosmique LP release. Analogue soundscapes, musique concrete collages, severe art drones.
AD093 – PARTLI CLOUDI – Two Moron Ever Nose – CD
New solo album by Summer Amp (and fOLKwASTE Library) dude. A deep folkloric journey into the library of the transcendental mind. Spoken word collages, tribal percussions, primal psychedelia.
AD094 – Ѫΰϯᶓԃ Ʀѧϊᵰѣѻὦ – Intuitions – CD
Michelle Proksell resides in Beijing and loves/lives China as a dream machine of animated .gif images, weird montages and awesome t-shirts. Deaf improvisation based on colors and hues, blue(s) gospels in unknown languages, seas of shimmering drones, electro-acoustic processing and outdated acid folk. Classical without class, psychedelic without psyche, songwriting without writing. “Intuitions” is the result of sparse improvisational sessions conjured in Shanghai bedrooms and living rooms during 2012. Hours worth of recordings were trimmed, mixed and mastered with poetic freedom at Zulmàt studio in Rome, Italy.
Split tape series sides 17 & 18. Two sides of essential Skullflower-esque doom-gaze guitar improvisations.
Split tape series sides 19 & 20. A combined hour’s worth of ambient VCR jams from two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Sound collage dudes abide.
Most of our demo submissions come via email. As a rule these submission are pretty vague, usually containing no more than “I have some music I’d like to release on your label” and link to a Soundcloud. A lot of these just end up in the trash folder since I’m not much interested putting out music by people who don’t even bother to introduce themselves.
This didn’t prepare me, however, for a physical submission we received in the mail a few months ago from a band or artist who appeared to be called Semen Priest. I wasn’t sure if it was a joke or a legitimate submission and, either way, if it was something more sinister.
Perhaps it’s best to start with a complete inventory of the padded mailer:
- A crushed, desiccated rose.
- An unmarked CD-R in a (protective) Zip-lock baggie.
- A condom which APPEARED TO CONTAIN BLOOD.
- And a computer-printed letter (in Comic Sans, no less) which read, “You should do our tape. xoxo Semen Priest. PS- We know where you live.”
Well, that last line was disconcerting. Then I noticed the mailing label was addressed to me personally so I decided this was clearly a friend who’s having me on. I chose to ignore the voice in my head that was telling me: Your name is well documented online as being the guy who runs Arachnidiscs, it’d be reasonable to put your name on the envelope and assume you live there.