IS BEAUTIFUL (ger) 10 inch''
Anger Is Beautiful was a fabulous Germany-based emoviolence/screamo band that existed in the late 90's and early 00's.
Members had played in Degarne and later went on to play in Men In Search Of The Perfect Weapon.
Chaotic and intense, can be compared to artists such as Orchid, Neil Perry, and so on. Nice packaging, heavy vinyl limited to 300 copies.
For a long time in the mailörder, sleeve shows few sign of wear, nothing bad.
8 euros (Modus operandi)
(uk) "nitya-baddha" 10 inch''
Anomali have an approach to sonic plundering that is as fucked, crude and humorous as Christoph Heemann and Achim Flaam's Hirsche Nich Auf Sofa.
Shredded torch songs, dripping taps, gunshots and inane soundbites, all lapped with tongues of torrential feedback.
Despite their affinities with The New Blockaders, Anomali's approach is more compositional, at times recalling Steven Stapleton's more fevered Nurse With Wound creations,
or the sound of someone slowly dialling through Eastern Bloc radio broadcasts while legions of disgruntled peasants trash a politburo WC.
With additional material by R.Rupenus from The New Blockaders. 333 copies.
Sleeve shows some signs of wear.
5 euros (Hypnagogia)
(ita) 10 inch''
Antithesis play emotionally inspired hardcore. Reversal of man, Burzum, Botch and think what can happend.
Santantonio play italian 80's emo hardcore in vein of Negazione with a swedish touch. White-clear vinyl.
5 euros (DIY conspiracy between 11 labels)
ARMISTICE (usa) "fluff and
& the early years" LP
Discography of Armistice's earlier works. Contains tracks from out of print compilations, s/t 7'', split 7'' w/ Flux Of Disorder, and unreleased songs from the early 90's.
Think Final Conflict, Crucifix, Discharge.
7 euros (Despotic)
ABSINTHIUM / WEASEL
WALTER (fra/usa) LP
For 20 years now, Weasel Walter's name was associated with the more uncompromising bands and projects (The Flying Luttenbachers, Lake of Dracula, Hatewave, Burmese,
Curse of the Birthmark...), from no-wave and grindcore to all forms of improvisations, including free jazz as well as contemporary music. Tracks on this record show many facets
of this artistic personality - always uncompromised and adventurous.
It was more than obvious that Weasel had to do a split with French Artemisia Absinthium, which is indeed one of the new Flying Luttenbachers (and Painkiller's) heirs.
Complex tracks mixing grindcore and screaming vocals with jazzy sax and psycotic bass.
Think Baudelaire and Van Gogh's madness.
8 euros (Electric junk)
BERLIN VS BROOKLYN
Berlin Vs Brooklyn is a battle between two guys from Bordeaux armed only with a guitar, a drum set and a keyboard. Instumental noise-rock with a jazzy touch.
Think Cheval De Frise, Pneu, Chevreuil, Don Vito ...
Sleeve shows light signs of wear.
5 euros (Monoton)
(jpn) "2" one-sided etched LP
Hijōkaidan and the female idol group BiS are back with a vengeance, and a very loud one to top it off. The Japanese all-star band is still playing its very own brand of music,
perverting the quirkiness of metal influenced idol tunes with a love for shrieking and uncompromising sonic assaults.
13 euros (Specific)
BLACK LEATHER JESUS
(usa) "yes, sir (filth play)" CD
Legendary Texas based Noise band formed in 1989. The 20th Anniversary album. The band was founded by Richard Ramirez, currently, it also includes Kevin Novak (TEF),
Sean Matzus (The Secret Geography / ITLOA), Scott Houston (Respirator / S.P.I.T.), Vance Osborne (Murex / ITLOA), with occasional assistance by Jovan Hernandez (ze'r0-sum /
Anatomy of a Blackout).
Not sealed, carefully stored.
7 euros (Mask of the slave)
(uk) "dark pool" LP
The new studio album from Black Rain, the project's first in 18 years. Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain's founder and figurehead and Ike Yard co-founder,
Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk's quintessential neo-noir cityscape / dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation.
Partly inspired by the writings of Philip K. Dick protégé K.W. Jeter (particularly 1996's Edge Of Human, which picked up where Ridley Scott's Blade Runner left off), and Paolo Bacigalupi's 2009 novel :
The Windup Girl, a vision of 23rd century Thailand plagued by genetic and economic terrorism, Dark Pool's humid dystopia is also acutely Ballardian in its vision of manmade and natural worlds
encroaching upon each other : a vivid psychogeography of half-submerged high-rises and hidden jungle laboratories.
For all its textual references, Dark Pool is a visceral and straight-talking affair : its bodyhammer rhythms and brooding sound design require no explanation for their impact to be felt.
20 euros (Blackest ever black)
Black Mayonnaise is the one-man bedroom doom project of Akron, Ohio's Mike Duncan. This extremely disturbing music feat' dying gurgles mixed with detuned
sludge metal guitar and an overall cough syrup spacerock feel. The relentless lo-fi drum machine has a profound effect on the overall desolate feel of the album.
Including a Butthole Surfer's cover.
7 euros (Emperor jones)
First ever release on vinyl from the UK's most pummeling and heavyband, Black Sun. Having not let up in the past few years with severalalbums and having worked with notable
producers such as Billy Andersonand James Plotkin, Black Sun comeout of left-field with their most fully-formed body of work thus far, araging statement of intent that doesn't
let up or fail to engage fromthe opening gutteral screams to the final thunderous crash.
7 euros (At war with false noise)
(usa) "corrosion" EP
Members of Bumbklaatt reside on both sides of the border from Tijuana Mexico and San Diego California. Featuring ex members of Discordia. Brown vinyl.
3 euros (Despotic)
BURMESE / CADAVER EYES
Like demented twins in crime, Burmese & Cadaver Eyes rephrase Doom, Grindcore and Power Electronics by using an agonizing mechanism of plain brutal aesthetics,
ascending these genres to a higher level of cognitive surge. This split cd is difficult and pungent, a warm spew in the face and an endless buzz in the eardrum that fiercely
occupies the brain and treats the grey cells as if they were an ashtray. Superb. Recorded & mixed by Burmese 2007.
Not sealed - Carefully stored.
7 euros (New scream industry / Heart & crossbone)
(jpn) 時計日記 [Tokei
Busratch began in 1998 as a quartet formed around Parallax Records shop in Kyoto, Japan ; performing improvised music on eight turntables simultaneously,
building improvised pieces with records, various metals, cymbals, mousepads and other materials.
BusRatch became chiefly known as the duo of Takahiro Yamamoto and Katsura Mouri until they disbanded in 2009. After numerous CDs, collaboration w/ Computer Soup,
Otomo Yoshihide, Keiji Haino, Tatsuya Yoshida, Mitsuru Nasuno, comes their first and final LP, "Tokei Nikki".
Plenty of abstract needle fingering, processing, repetition, distressing sound and scary fell on the side one, two elegant and splendid contemporary avant-garde compositions.
Side B contains 99 locked grooves. Highly recommanded.
14 euros (Rrr)
(usa) "live PCPPEP" LP
Seven songs performed live and naked by these slightly off-kilter Texan envelope pushers. Remember : before Pepper, there was an entire decade that the band probably doesn't even recall,
but damn, was it good for the rest of us ! Recorded at the Meridean in San Antonio, TX in 1984. 7 songs in all. Blue vinyl.
14 euros (Alternative tentacle)
COLLAPSE (nor) "rai rai
rai / outback songs" LP
Norway's Catena Collapse are back with a new 4-song 12". The band takes a darker but at the same time more melodic approach with those new songs and the sound is somewhat
reminiscent of the late 80´s/early 90´s Dischord stuff. More desperate and more dynamic with a very strong lyrical content. Overall you get a feeling of this being a different band
compared to the earlier releases, older and more pissed off. The members also plays in bands like The Birds Are Spies and Dominic.
12 euros (Release the bats / Adagio 830)
PATROL (nl) "dead
Holland's maniacs are back with 6 songs of their brand of fats hc punk, comparable to early U.S bands like Spermbirds or Rich Kids On LSD, bringing their own flavor to the table.
3,5 euros (No Way / Crucial Attack)
(fra) "vectores de
la muerte" LP
After spewing out many different records gathered on the discography CD "five years of trash guerilla" on Bad Card Records, after a two-month tour in South America,
and a farewell gig in October 2003 opening for Dropdead in Paris, here's finally their last, unreleased full-lenght album.
Recorded in 2002. Artwork by Ivan Brun
8 euros (La distro)
(uk) "backwards" 2xLP
Resté dans l’ombre pendant près de 20 ans à l’exception d’une version remixée, The New Backwards, publié par le groupe en 2008,
album initialement enregistré avec Trent Reznor aux manettes sort finalement de l’ombre dans sa version originale.
The lost album and the essential bridge between "Love’s Secret Domain" and "The Music To Play In The Dark" series.
Includes the original version of "A Cold Cell" and "Fire Of The Mind". Recorded 1992-1996, London and New Orleans (Nothing Studios).
Double LP gatefold sleeve. Comes with a dwnld-number for the entire album in Flac-format.
25 euros (Cold spring)
OF REGGAE /
LUBRIPHIKATTTOR (can/fra) LP
Brand new lp with dirty sounds from Cousins Of Reggae, Montreal based 2 man mind fuck. Utilizing guitar, drums, turntables and voice. Featuring Blake Hargreaves of Dreamcatcher,
Fluorescent Friends...& liam Thurston of Orphanage...)
Lubriphikatttor (members of Zaraz Wam Zagram, TG, Napalm Jazz, Ero BABAa...) long tune 'babypute' / death of flowers and elaborated destruction.
Edition of 319, silkscreen cover on different colours papers.
Sleeve shows some signs of wear.
5 euros (Galerie pache)
CRISIS (uk) "hymns of faith" LP
Hymns Of Faith by Crisis is finally re-released after some thirty years.
Recorded by a band that was in the throes of death, this LP features 7 tracks of political punk (although some would describe it as post punk, an insult of the worst kind),
covering the political spectrum from the Italian Red Brigades to the Kanada Kommando of Auschwitz.
After Crisis, Douglas Pearce and Tony Wakeford formed Death In June and Luke Rendall joined Theatre Of Hate.
13 euros (La vida es un mus)
"neurotic organization" EP
Crow has been on and off the hardcore scene for almost two decades, with numerous releases in Japan. This was their first US release in 2001, recorded in Oakland at Polymorph Studios
and has been out of print for over six years. Cover art by Carl Auge of His Hero Is Gone and Drain the Sky. White clear vinyl edit.
5 euros (Prank)
"flock of beast"
Tokyo Legends Crow return with two new blasting tracks of doomy metallic punk mayhem. This most recent recording testifies they have no intention of letting up that intensity.
4 euros (Prank)
CROW (jpn) "the
beatings of the wings of destruction" pict' 12"
A five song 12"inch. Tokyo's long running hardcore band Crow alternate between a long one track A-side of thundering dirge and a B-side of four tracks of unleashed, non stop hardcore fury.
Issued in Japan in 2008 on Crow's own Crow records label, this received miniscule distribution stateside and has absolutely Burly cut'n'paste cover art by Crow's Vocalist,
so was re-issued as a deluxe 12" picture disc. One time pressing from the original DMM master plates, 800 copies made.
13 euros (Prank)
REALLY (hol) "an evening with" CD
Danny's first solo album. Amsterdam-based noise artist / music producer Danny O'Really's first solo CD, "An Evening with..." Recorded in 2006. This CD features six original cuts
of analogue/digital drone guitar manipulations. Opening with a dark industrial like track the further pieces are more similar to such as from the 1960s tape music like from Tod Dockstader
or Ilhan Mimaroglu. Amazing sounds between strenght minimalist lines and noisy outbursts, high concentrated stuff. Evil noise guitar hero recorded in 2005 at the Tapeless studio.
4 euros (Solitude)
"book of ghosts" LP
David Vassalotti has been cutting his teeth for 10 years in various bands around the Tampa area. Most recently he's been half of Merchandise and a quarter of Neon Blud,
before that he was one of the primary song writers in Cult Rirual, and all this time he has had 5+ other projects on deck. His first solo LP is wildly different from the aforementioned groups,
although it shares some of the bedroom sensibilities that Merchandise espouses so well. Luckily for all of us, great song writing transcends genre and with "books of ghosts" he explores
more of the Creation Records and 4AD back catalog.
It seamlessly goes from intensely personal singer-songwriter numbers to huge and lush shoe-gazing darkness, from New Order pop to This Mortal Coil downers.
13 euros (Vinyl rites)
DESTINO FINAL (spa)
Destino Final was formed by former members of renown Spanish hardcore band Invasión. Like some other Spanish punk hc bands I've heard, this band has a d-beat vibe,
but at the same time they sort of don't. There is some definite Discharge influence, but the band's sound is in no way any sort of crust-rehash. From the first screech of feedback,
this record is totally intense and pulverizing all the way through.
Where I would say Destino Final differs from their contemporaries is that they sometimes deviate from the high-speed, rocked-out d-beat parts in exchange for a brutish, slow pulse
that is super tough. The vocals that soar over-top this straightforward wall of sound are overly reverbed out, providing this washy ambiance over the whole mix.
The difference between the music and the vocals provides a really interesting contrast. Another reason why this record is so great from start to finish is because of the flow of the tracks.
In particular the tracks that sort of run together like Laberinto I and Laberinto II, where part 1 is one of the faster songs on the record and part 2 is this long, drawn out mid-tempo chant that
closes the first side of the LP. Vile Discourse
13 euros (La vida es un mus)
SWARRRM (usa/jpn) 10''inch
One long song by Dimlaia. Producing music that is dark and depressing with soothing melodies and gloomy soundscapes. Sonically dark and dramatic.
On the flip side japans chaos grind gods give us three new fantastic tracks.
Carl Auge (ex f His Hero Is Gone) and now playing bass in Dimlaia has painstakingly produced all the artwork for the record. Gatefold sleeve.
7 euros (Crucificados)
(fra) "the very little
disgraphy and fortunualy unrealised" LP
Auch/France city crust now dead.
A-side from "flex your badder" 7'inch, never realized and recording in 2004. Plus 2 trax originally appeared on "voices 2 V/A" recording in 2002.
Last song of the A-side called "chaos disorderly" recorded in 2002 and never realized. B-side originally appeared on "kids in satanic service" CD recorded in 2000.
6 euros (Amertume)
(fin) "viva la crapula" 10"inch
Fjörd, Onni and Mange, in love with Finnish raw punk from the early 80's. Apäratt.
Recorded in a few hours in March 2010.
4 euros (Solitude / Amertume)
DOVE YELLOW SWANS (usa) "live during war crimes" CD
Live during war crimes is a collection with the best parts from various older releases, all remastered and edited to work as a new fullenght album. 6 songs in about 47 minutes.
An industrial wasteland of futuristic electronics, hypnotic feedback assaults and atmospheric drones - a beautiful, yet grim, sonic bliss. The material is taken from The Dusk tape
(released on Collective Jyrk, the bands own imprint), The Demonic cdr and The Drill cdr (Snse). Everything was recorded live between may and june 2004.
Comes packaged in a special dual plover styled fullcolor digipack. Cover drawings by Devendra Banhart.
5 euros (Release the bats)
DOVE YELLOW SWANS (usa) "live during war crimes vol 2" CD
Second volume, this time a collection of darker and more sinister live recordings taken from their tour in Europe early 2006. 42 black minutes of creepy soundscapes painting a
depressive picture of a world going down in dust and ashes. The 5 songs all has a weird desperate and dense apocalyptic feel to them, making this a haunting and very bleak experience.
Trashy dark rumblings and total coldness. Again very well-edited stuff by Pete Swanson, works more like a full proper album than just a collection of random recordings.
Comes packaged in a Dual Plover full color sleeve with black felt. Cover drawings by Liz Harris of Grouper.
5 euros (Release the bats)
ENTRAILS MASSACRE / ČAD (ger/slo) EP
2 euros (Tower violence)
VENROOY / FREDERIK
CROENE (bel) "hout" CD
Esther Venrooy and Frederik Croene joined forces on a series of works that incorporates the piano as the primary sound source for electronic compositions.
The pieces are subsequently recombined with the 'raw' piano sound. Utilizing uncommon playing techniques such as prepared piano. the players/composers create a unique synergy
between traditional instrumentation and contemporary electronica.
Packaged in deluxe fold-out digipack cover. designed by Iris Rombouts.
7 euros (Robo)