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Title:John Wayne Was A Nazi
Artist:
crippaXXXalmqvist, Oska Wald, Charlie Megira
Format:
Label:
Genre:
Comics, Underground Art, DIY, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €2,00 EU (incl. VAT) €1,87 non-EU

15x15cm, 16 pages, b/w, edition of 23 hand-numbered copies, 2015.

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Label: Akuphone


Title:Tibetan Buddhism Trip
Artist:Kink Gong
Format:LP
Label:Akuphone
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Field Recordings, Traditional Music, Folk, Vocals, Ambient, Modern Psych, Sound Collage, Misc Asia & Middle East, Misc Berlin, Misc France
Price: €18,50 EU (incl. VAT) €15,55 non-EU

"Psalmody, small bells, big cymbals, gongs and drums - this puzzling collage of Tibetan Buddhist rites recordings is hypnotizing. It opens the way to the state of trance. The slight electronic arrangement still reminds that reality is not so far. The two twenty-minute tracks instantly convey an unknown and fascinating universe. Mantra chanting accelerates, horns become more insistent and a mystical atmosphere arises. With Tibetan Buddhism Trip, Akuphone starts exploring ritual and ceremonial music, here with a subtle mix of field recordings and electronic handlings.

Over the years King Gong aka Laurent Jeanneau specialized in the recording of ethnic minorities, particularly from South East Asia. He has recorded over 160 albums and his work is now largely well-known around the globe. Such an impressive collection enables him to manipulate, assemble and reconstruct his field recordings in order to create new sound landscapes.

Recorded in Tibet and Yunnan (China) between 2006 and 2013. Recomposed in Berlin in 2016.

Comes with insert and download card including live performance in Bristol and unseen pictures."

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Label: Antinanti


Title:Antinanti #15
Artist:Ostenfeldk
Format:Tape
Label:Antinanti
Genre:
Photography, Abstract Art, Underground Art, DIY
Price: €5,00 EU (incl. VAT) €4,67 non-EU

14x19,5cm, 16 pages, June 2017, 70 copies.

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Label: Atelier Records


Title:Crossing The Red Sea With Mullie Mess And The Happy Birds
Artist:Mullie Mess And The Happy Birds
Format:12"
Label:Atelier Records
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Misc Berlin
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,72 non-EU

45rpm.

"Loaded acidic & crafted tension, exploratively executed with and overall consistent and limited sound palette. Mullie Mess has been recording and producing as 100records for years and always carved a way through the real sonic underground of Berlin. Simultaneously strict and tilted, straight forward and leftfield, harsly deep and still masterly captivating. Last track is also source material for Madteo's Cositas Ricas featured on Sex Tags Amfibia's AMFIBIA 15 LP compilation."

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Label: Boomkat Editions


Title:Brabant Shrobbelèr
Artist:V/VM
Format:LP
Label:Boomkat Editions
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeats, Electro
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €12,61 non-EU

Black vinyl edition. Produced and recorded by James Leyland 'The Caretaker' Kirby in 2006, mixed by Miles Demdike in 2017. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. One-Sided LP, Adults Only.

"The Brabant Shrobbelèr is a searing selection of classic and unreleased New Beat productions by James Leyland Kirby aka The Caretaker, aka V/Vm. It was selected and sequenced by Jerk van den Boschalottt and mixed and chopped to mucky perfection by Miles ov Demdike Stare, marking up a personally important 5th instalment in our 12 x 12 series, while also providing a fitting headstone to one of Kirby’s most crucial and little known projects.

New Beat has long become the black sheep of Manchester’s dance music canon, wilfully unacknowledged by successive generations of DJs who continue to suckle at the entrails of the Haçienda, when in fact New Beat was a crucial part of the Manc Dance make-up, most often mixed up with Chicago, Detroit and New York house, and whatever UK bleeps and boops were bubbling thru at that time.

Thanks to the influence and legendary DJ sets of V/Vm card holder, Acid Alan - whose New Beat collection spilled over the racks at a now defunct NQ record shop - its memory and place in Manchester’s rave folklore has been preserved by only a select few souls who really.cannot.be.fxcking.chuffed. with the constantly regurgitated putative history of our city’s club and warehouse culture.

Now, 30 years since New Beat was syncretised and sonified by the weekending loons of Flanders from the the best/worst bits of synth-pop, EBM, house and electro - arguably giving birth to the rave techno paradigm we know and love in the process - V/Vm’s dark, sexy, and unforgiving dedications take on a new afterlife, resculpted into the oft-maligned but temporally appropriate format of a MegaMix, as was found on dozens of original New Beat and Acid House compilations and 12”s.

Driving from Be-Dash’s over-the-limit jackoff, Must Do to the curdled acid gargle of Euro Hit via pure smuts in I Wanna Fxck Miss Nicky Trax, also taking in ‘Animal’ Andy McGregor’s Fxck My Pussy and Hear Me Coming, and previously unknown gold such as Russell Grant and Bajs Grotta, this is the sort of record that deserves its own plinth in the Arndale, preferably somewhere in front of the sweaty gammons and chicken elbows at Gabbott’s farm shop.

Free download of Mike Pickmynose and John Rubb spoojing lyrical about when they used to tonk New Beat all night in ’88 is not included. File between your legs."

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Label: Burning Inside Records


Title:Mnemonic Induction
Artist:
Troum, Yen Pox
Format:2×LP
Label:Burning Inside Records
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Dark Ambient
Price: €21,90 EU (incl. VAT) €18,40 non-EU

"First released on cd on Malignant in 2002 First time ever released on vinyl Limited to 500 copies worldwide Given their separate history as masters of droning atmospherics, and their mutual admiration for each others work, a collaboration seemed only natural. Now, after years of discussion, Mnemonic Induction has finally materialized on vinyl, resulting (not surprisingly) in one of the greatest, most mind bending works of dark ambient ever. A 60 plus minute exploration through nebulous, grey areas of the mind.expansive drones and spiraling vortex' of sound that hover near the shadowy, distorted zones of a nightmare before ascending to mountainous heights and dense, billowing climaxes. This has a remarkable, liquidous feel that unfolds in a fluid, intense nature.patterns converge and meld seamlessly as layers of sound are added and subtracted; thundering lows rise up from the abyss, and spiral into the stratosphere, only to dissipate into a vacuumous black hole. The effect is something that plays on the mind, recalling moments before complete wakefulness exists.a tattered and restless dream state where images & thoughts flicker and appear from a fog. Designed by Stephen O'Malley, housed in an attractive gatefold sleeve with thoughtful tekst."

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Label: crippaXXXalmqvist


Title:Kein Mampf!
Artist:crippaXXXalmqvist
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:crippaXXXalmqvist
Genre:
Comics, Underground Art, DIY, Misc Scandinavia, Misc Berlin
Price: €5,00 EU (incl. VAT) €4,67 non-EU

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A5, 48 pages, b/w.

"Kein Mampf!", an anti-nazi-comic by crippaXXXalmqvist.

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Label: Dead-Cert


Title:Electronic Music, Tar And Sehtar
Artist:Dariush Dolat-Shahi
Format:LP
Label:Dead-Cert
Genre:
1980's, Contemporary Composition, Avant Garde, Traditional Music, Folk, Experimental Electronic, Musique Concrète, World, Misc Asia & Middle East
Price: €19,90 EU (incl. VAT) €16,72 non-EU

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"New edition of this absolute classic in a new sleeve. This post-revolution Iranian album from 1985 is so ahead of its time, so completely off on its own sonically and stylistically - that you'd be forgiven for thinking it were a hoax. In reality it's one of the most sought-after and exceptional records from the Smithsonian Folkways catalogue, here brought back to life in this facsimile edition put together by the Dead Cert imprint. Until now, it's been the preserve of a small handful of collectors who rightly hold it in huge regard and close to their chests. A syncretic traversal of Iranian folk music and modular synth strafing radio-phonic, musique concrète, neo-tanktrik and sound design disciplines, it simply sounds quite unlike anything out there (if you know better, please, please share!) and has had us, and everyone who's heard it, utterly enraptured. OK, there may be some precedents in the work of electronic music pioneer Ilhan Mimaroglu, and it has undoubtedly directly or indirectly inspired music that has come since (Keith Fullerton Whitman's 'Variations For Oud & Synthesizer', for instance), but we're sure you'll agree that the elements have rarely gelled so fluidly, phantastically psychedelic as this, before or since. It's possible to trace that combination of traditional and contemporary styles, mixed with a liberating sense of freedom and abstract expression, to the composer's history; from early enrolment in Shah-sponsored music schools and conservatories he was awarded scholarship for further studies in Holland, and when the revolution arrived in Iran he would permanently leave for the world famous Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in the late '70s, all priming Dariush's tastes and skills for these recordings made during the mid '80s, late at night in the university studios with the permission of Professor Ussachevsky. It's testament to its enduring magic that listening back now for the umpteenth time we're still bewildered and vividly transported as we were the first time, lost to its roil of tangled timbres and etheric dynamism, keeling to the metallic lushness of the strings and rendered mindblown at the synchronised sweeps of modular synth and simulated environs. It's a genuine wonder of the electronic music world, and an utterly essential listen, by anyones standards."

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Title:Visioni Sconvolgenti
Artist:Bruce Ditmas
Format:10"
Label:Dead-Cert
Genre:
Historical Recordings, Avant Garde, Percussion, Industrial, Electro-Acoustic, Field Recordings, Improvisation, Dark Ambient
Price: €18,50 EU (incl. VAT) €15,55 non-EU

"Industrial sound design, progressive jazz and macabre free music experiments from the private archive of legendary idiosyncratic, electronic drummer/synthesist Bruce Ditmas.

With roots in the early developments of modular synthesis and free jazz and revered amongst the most discerning collectors of international jazz, electronic music and American avant-garde, the experimental drummer known as Bruce Ditmas occupies a firm branch on contemporary experimental music’s family tree. As the one time romantic partner (and artistic collaborator) of sound poet Joan La Barbara (later to be Miss Morton Subotnik) and the stand out session drummer for both Robert Mason’s mutant synth Stardrive project and Gil Evan’s legendary Jimi Hendrix tribute band, Ditmas is best savoured as the first recorded solo artist to utilise Robert Moog’s lesser-known Moog Drum controller – an instrument which over the course of two 1977 independent LPs (Aeray Dust and Yellow) would become synonymous with his blooming reputation.

Raised in Miami, nurtured in New York City and willingly exploited internationally, Bruce’s public life as a child prodigy-cum-world jazz crusader (drawing similarities with the likes of France’s Jacques Thollot) has seen him spread his select discography over many imprints, including Joan La Barbara’s own Wizard Label, Enja and ECM – socialising with sound designers like Suzanne Ciani and collaborating on projects penned by Annette Peacock, Paul Bley and his long running collaborator Enrico Rava. Spending the last thirty years travelling between America and Italy as a full-time jazz musician whilst working with inter-communal music initiatives, film directors and theatre groups, Bruce has retained the same maverick passion and macabre creative influences channeling brutalism, futurism, science fiction and psychological horror through his percussive mantra and avant-garde approach to instrument manipulation and recontextualisation.

These selected titles are extracted from various recordings made over the last three decades comprising field recording techniques and percussive manipulation resulting in gritty tonal soundscapes and angular sonic sculptures while drawing theoretical comparisons with European proto-industrial units like Germany’s Faust, Swiss electronic jazz pioneer Bruno Spoerri, Czech sonic illustrator Milan Grygar and sprawling generation of Parisian musique concrète informed anti-melodic luminaries. Reflecting a lifelong career in active melodic drum exploration and vivid existential sound design, this record provides an alternative, darker, meditative, glimpse into the work of a proactive composer at his non-conformist best in the uninhibited confides of his own home analog studio."

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Label: Deep Press Ink


Title:Blue Eyes With The Black Lips
Artist:crippaXXXalmqvist
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Deep Press Ink
Genre:
Comics, Underground Art, Music, DIY, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €3,00 EU (incl. VAT) €2,80 non-EU

A5 format, 32 pages, b/w, 2nd edition, 2016.

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Title:You Can Do What You Want
Artist:
crippaXXXalmqvist, Wilda Wolf
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Deep Press Ink
Genre:
Comics, Underground Art, DIY, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €4,00 EU (incl. VAT) €3,74 non-EU

A5, 28 pages, b/w, 2016.

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Label: Diagonal


Title:Nordic Mediterranean Organization / Numerous Miscommunications Occur
Artist:N.M.O.
Format:2×12"
Label:Diagonal
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Techno, Glitch, Computer Music, Electro-Acoustic, Misc Berlin
Price: €19,90 EU (incl. VAT) €16,72 non-EU

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"Exceptional debut album of Military Space Music and / or Fluxus Techno rave drills from the inimitable, acronymic duo for Diagonal. RIYL Belgian Techno, SuperCollider, Powell, Lorenzo Senni, the bleep test.

At long fxcking last N.M.O. execute their crazed debut album for Diagonal, distilling the playful calisthenics of their laptop and drum kit live show in a totally unique manner that somehow deconstructs and alliterates tracky acid techno with avant no-wave rock, computer music and the kind of snare-driven tattoos coming out of Portugal’s Príncipe label. Best just call it Military Space Music…

Cleft as two corresponding but individual sides entitled Nordic Mediterranean Organisation & Numerous Miscommunications Occur, it finds the Romantic Viking duo ratcheting the psychotomimetic intensity of their previous tape and trio of 12”s for Anòmia, The Death of Rave and Where To Now? according to their central mantra of As Strict As Possible, resulting in 5 alarming, powerful dancefloor raids intersected by infuriating locked grooves, or Neoliberal Madness Offering #1-4, plus a series of barking trained Unit drills.

The razor sharp and raucous results don’t sit comfortably in any pre-ordained category, preferring to scythe their own route thru the time-flattened field of contemporary music by employing the fundamentals of physical pressure and precise psychoacoustic frequencies in a disciplined pursuit of new, syncretic sensations that toy with rave convention and serve to demystify notions of aerobic mysticism.

Nose to tail, they spell out their ideas with playfully pedantic attention to detail, whether physically making you get up to nudge the needle from its pervasive locked groove, putting you thru your paces in their German Trained Unit challenges, or simply driving you to delirium in the album’s full blown dance tracks.

Cut almost a side-a-piece for optimal intensity, those five dance cuts veer from the clashing sharp and wet, tight-but-distended dichotomies of RIYL Roma to the ploughing pneu-beta bass drum and giddy top end tickle of New Bulgaria on the Nordic Mediterranean Organisation plate, to take in the scuffling, compartmented swerve and teeth-chattering acid of Armchair Evader and what is, for our money, the album’s massive highlight in the squashed, miltantric cadence of Double Arm on the Numerous Miscommunications Occur side.

In essence, N.M.O.’s first LP serves as both a puckish middle finger and a sore thumb in modern dance music’s bloated face, stripping it all down to muscle, nerves and bones in a way that’s somehow intuitive and counter-intuitive at the same time, hyperfresh but primordial and properly ravenous on the ‘floor."

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Title:Right Frankfurt
Artist:Evol
Format:LP
Label:Diagonal
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Computer Music, Acid House
Price: €12,90 EU (incl. VAT) €10,84 non-EU

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"The incessant brain bogglers zig-zag back to Diagonal with the nerve-gnawing acid pointillism of Right Frankfurt after a series of purple-themed 12”s with iDEAL and Hypermedium and the zinging Do These sessions with F.C.O.U. and Presto!?

Equivalent to an intravenous dose of acidic synthesis, Right Frankfurt nods to one of techno’s most efficient power centres with a PCP-on-Modafinil-strength reduction and concentration of early industrial techno tropes shorn of their skull-cracking beats and left to babble in an utterly alien coda.

It does so for 25 unrelenting minutes, which, if you asked my mum, all sounds the same. But, if you’ve ever appreciated the lissom fluidity of a strong acid or synth lead in the dance, you will notice and no doubt relish the piece’s tumultuous, microtonal variation, see-sawing up/down and around the frequency scale in highly visual knots that are perhaps best experienced in synch with the strobes of their live show.

We recently witnessed EVOL scare the bejesus into Berghain with this stuff, to the extent that there’s now a small cargo cult like gathering on the wastelands next door to the club who can do nowt but worship a discarded acid smiley keyring and speak in 303 tongues whilst cowering at the sight of Easyjets overhead.

God save the ravers."

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Title:JIM V DAN
Artist:
Koehler, StabUdown Productions
Format:LP
Label:Diagonal
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeats, IDM, Electro
Price: €14,50 EU (incl. VAT) €12,18 non-EU

Strictly limited edition of 300 copies. Transparent yellow vinyl and housed in screen printed, poly-lined sleeve with sticker. Artwork by Guy Featherstone.

"Renegade ravers, Koehler and StabUdown Productions - a new alias of James Donadio (Prostitutes) - get loose and chaotic in a deadly stand-off for Diagonal, firing four barrels of belligerent electronic shrapnel and sawn-off techno following a slew of crushing solo 12”s spread around the wrongest rave houses over the last five years.

On Jim v Dan they offer a sort of snarky peer review of each other’s tackle, with each producer offering an original cut to be sniffed, prodded and mauled by the other in an itchy, virulent process of rugged refinement. While it may be hard to tell who takes the points after four rounds, either way the rave comes out on top.

In round 1, Koehler makes the first move with Incoming Enemy, doling out a rictus tattoo of rail-gunning ‘ardcore breaks and bleeps that bite down with the curled-lip attitude you’d expect from indulging any of his ramrods on Berceuse Heroique and Skudge White. In response, StabUdown’s Jim Donadio gives back a sort of 2-stepped industrial shoulder barger nagged with gnashing breaks and dub-churned bass from the Valve playbook.

For round 2, Jimlad takes the first slap with a mighty twist of dancehall techno recalling the sick mutations of Demdike Stare’s Wonderland LP, harnessing hardbody groove with sticky, stinging electronics for one of the deadliest shots in his armoury, which Koehler duly hypnotises with a sort of drunken snakestyle inversion, diffusing its reticulated energy into a spaced-out reel of bleeps and Uchronic AI techno - think B12 meets Orphan Drift.

Mad tings. Recommended to all mutant ravers!"

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Label: Disques Lexi


Title:J'Ai Dansé Avec Elle / La Ronde Des Beaux Yeux
Artist:Aymeric de Tapol
Format:7"
Label:Disques Lexi
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Synth-Pop, Ambient
Price: €6,90 EU (incl. VAT) €5,80 non-EU

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"Composed on an electronic home organ, these emo, minimal and pretty unique instrumental songs from Aymeric De Tapol are the continuation of a discreet belgian tradition born in the cafés, raised in the beer and melancholic forever, the unconscious heritage of Marine much more than the prodigies of André Brasseur. Love is in the pipe."

Artwork: Aymeric De Tapol / Harrisson
Mastering: F. Alstadt

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Title:French Girls
Artist:TAV Exotic
Format:7"
Label:Disques Lexi
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Synth-Pop, Synth-Punk, New Wave, Electro
Price: €6,90 EU (incl. VAT) €5,80 non-EU

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"Mike Crabbé (Weird Dust) and Ernesto Gonzales (Bear Bones Lay Low, Silvester Anfang II) unite in this fairly new project, diving into a zone where dirty techno is flirting with psychedelia and broken-hearts keep on smiling. Lexi is finally reaching the dancefloor - stumbling in the red light.

Artwork: Ernesto Gonzales, Joel Vermot, Thibault Gondard, Michael Crabbé, Emmanuel Gonay."

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Title:Sigses Saturninos
Artist:Disposición Asoleada
Format:7"
Label:Disques Lexi
Genre:
Acoustic, Ambient, Avant-Folk, Modern Psych, Misc Central & South America
Price: €6,90 EU (incl. VAT) €5,80 non-EU

"Disposición Asoleada (spanish for sunny disposition) is the moniker of the Ecuadorian music citizen David Jarrín. Active in the Brussels psych and noise scene since 2003, his explorations range between acoustic lo-fi experiments to eerie soundscapes, from glitch electronics to raga oriented transfigurations on a six string banjo. Lexi Disques is proud to present his first vinyl: two atmospheric and tense pieces haunted by Andean ghosts and the evocation of hidden voices in the spoil piles of history."

Artwork: Gabriela Gonzalez, Beata Szparagowska, Emmanuel Gonay.
Mastering + cut: F.Alstadt.

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Title:What Happens If I Open My Mouth?
Artist:Céline Gillain
Format:7"
Label:Disques Lexi
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Synth-Pop, Breakbeats, Electronica, Coldwave
Price: €6,90 EU (incl. VAT) €5,80 non-EU

45rpm.

"A video maker and performer previously active in The After Lucy Experiment, Céline Gillain is discreet - almost secretive when it comes to her music. As a producer, she's using straight electronics to push people into her own zone of sci-fi, feminism and existential philosophy in the virtual world. Combining her love for what's shiny and a dark sense of humor, these 2 first songs on record are questioning roles assigned, not only as women searching for their own ways in the boy's club."

Artwork: Céline Gillain / Printing: Emmanuel Gonay.
Mastering and cut: F.Alstadt.

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Label: Drone Records


Title:La Vie Dans Les Airs & Dans Les Eaux
Artist:
Yannick Dauby, Hitoshi Kojo
Format:10"
Label:Drone Records
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Electro-Acoustic, Musique Concrète, Field Recordings, Ambient, Misc France, Misc Japan
Price: €16,90 EU (incl. VAT) €14,20 non-EU

"Two pieces based on environmental, concrete & instrumental sources recorded in various parts of the world between 2006-2013, we present the first ever collaboration release of these two cosmopolitan sound artists from France and Japan: mysterious (micro)-sounds that could come from minerals, stones, plants, or daily objects and instruments - opening up two soundscaping tracks full of wondrous elements, combining the 'concrete' with the sublime and the atmospheric... Limited edition of 300 copies, cover artwork by Andrew Chalk."

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Title:Kdi Dctb 180
Artist:Toy Bizarre
Format:10"
Label:Drone Records
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Field Recordings, Ambient, Misc France
Price: €16,90 EU (incl. VAT) €14,20 non-EU

"It's acous-MAGIC !! French Cédric Peyronnet (aka Toy Bizarre) is currently one of the most impressive composers using / processing pure nature recordings, and shaping them into something beyond the known... his soundscapes are full of details and circling dynamics but keep a floating & atmospheric character... like Artificial Memory Trace, Eric La Casa or Francisco Lopez, this is not just a recording of "what was", but a scheme of what could be! Limited edition of 300 copies, full colour cover, clear vinyl."

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Title:Drone-Mind // Mind-Drone Vol. 5
Artist:
Gydja, Clade, Monocube, YRSEL
Format:LP
Label:Drone Records
Genre:
Compilation, Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Drone, Misc Eastern Europe, Misc France
Price: €16,90 EU (incl. VAT) €14,20 non-EU

"Echanting female drones by Gydja (New Zealand), focused 'magic of the moment' drones by Clade (Scotland/USA), transcendental drones by Monocube (Ukraine), cryptic drones by Yrsel (France): again filled with exiting experimental drone acts from the whole planet, we can finally present you Vol. 5 in our ongoing series. Limited edition of 400 copies, coloured vinyl, full colour artwork paintings by Pete Greening."

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Label: Elektro Music Department


Title:Reat
Artist:Mika Vainio
Format:LP
Label:Elektro Music Department
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeats, IDM, Industrial, Ambient, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €13,90 EU (incl. VAT) €11,68 non-EU

"The first release in 8 years on EMD. Sublime electronic scapes with a poetic approach from the late Mika Vainio. Vinyl only."

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Label: Emitter Micro


Title:Passing Tubes / Röhren
Artist:Hopek Quirin
Format:Tape
Label:Emitter Micro
Genre:
1980's, Sound Art, Experimental Electronic, DIY, Noise, Electro-Acoustic, Misc Berlin
Price: €6,90 EU (incl. VAT) €5,80 non-EU

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"Recorded, cut and mixed on a Tascam porta one 4 track cassette recorder in Tabuk (Saudi Arabia) in 1986.

I used the track as part of an installation, playing it through speakers consisting of different – sized tubes made of different metals, and other sound bodies, to merge with surrounding sounds and noises. the original recording was remixed for listening through a regular sound system. Please adjust volume as low as surround noise level!

High quality Chrome Type II Tape, hand stamped and printed, limited edition of 30 copies.

Mastered by Kris Limbach at Emitter19 studio Berlin 2017."

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Label: Eternal Laser


Title:Good Cop
Artist:Good Cop
Format:Tape
Label:Eternal Laser
Genre:
Punk, Underground Art, Silkscreen, DIY
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,72 non-EU

The tape comes in a screen printed cardbox with a Tarot card, download code and inserts. 2nd edition of 66 hand-numbered copies.

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Label: General Elektro


Title:Westend
Artist:Westend
Format:LP
Label:General Elektro
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Analog Synth, Techno
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,72 non-EU

"Stripped and consequent bassline-based minimal synth music. Some cuts almost solely with arpeggiated synths ? though there are always elements of additional atmosphere in the background ? others, like B2, with pure melodic and rhythmic skeletons of Electronic Body Music."

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Label: Grautag Records


Title:Grün Ist Grau
Artist:Ravi Shardja
Format:2×LP
Label:Grautag Records
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Electro-Acoustic, Krautrock, Noise, Modern Psych, Glitch, Photography, Misc France, Misc Berlin
Price: €19,50 EU (incl. VAT) €16,39 non-EU

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"GRAUTAG RECORDS is a collection of music which celebrates the dystopian landscapes of our globalised world. A kind of black and white psychedelia, produced not by hallucinogenic substances, but by that everyday sense of emptiness that can overcome you. The «grey days» music of this collection is finally simply the music of its time. A mixture of chaotic and temporally disparate influences, from experimental electro to post Krautrock and other things as yet unknown... Here, the drunken headiness of better days is definitely collapsed in the gutter, like, for example, those computers workstations and cathode screens abandoned on the sidewalk, just waiting for the crusher: no one really believes the stickers pasted on it by people who let it in the streets, saying : «in working order». Sounds that are dream-like, but under no illusions. «No future» has become a «no present» in our programmed obsolescence system, a state which looks, paradoxically, like it’s going to last. GRAUTAG deals with this kind of reality which continues to exist, even when we stop to believe in it. So, let’s see now with Ravi Shardja what will remain existing when you stop believing in it: somewhere deep in a jungle where tourists don‘t go anymore, in an endless conflict, hidden in those forgotten places. Asleep in some abandoned airplanes, fed with kebab leeches around campfire fueled with trash. In the smoke sour with singing malaria insects, let‘s mingle our minds with the sizzling neons soaked with moisture. Please, don’t forget to update your Tetanus Vaccination before joining hotel «Holiday Out». Here, iron is wet." (Nicolas Moulin)

Side A: Bombay Boobies Battle (16‘56“)
Side B: Curry nelli occhi un‘acromatopsia momentanea (15‘20“)
Side C: Attaque sournoise du Kopassus à Wamena (16‘40“)
Side D: Gartenfest Fessenheim abgesagt (16‘41“)

All songs composed and performed by Ravi Shardja.
Ravi Shardja: Electric Bass, Guitar and Mandolin, kaput Yamaha mixing table, Chanting Box, Talometer, Tabla Box, Sruti Box, carnatic traverse flute, second hand Synthesizers, electronics, Revox trainer, bass boomer and terrestrial sphere.

Additional instruments: Jean-Marcel Busson played Electric Sitar on «Curry nelli occhi un‘acromatopsia momentanea» and Frédéric Rebotier played gender and saron on «Attaque sournoise du Kopassus à Wamena».

Mastered by Norscq (Paris)
Artwork by Nicolas Moulin

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Label: Hospital Productions


Title:Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers
Artist:Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
Format:LP
Label:Hospital Productions
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Dark Ambient
Price: €19,90 EU (incl. VAT) €16,72 non-EU

"Marking six years of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement's cultish, elemental output, Dominick Fernow (Prurient) gives the project's first ever release a vinyl pressing for the first time, coiling up two extended tracts of impure, unnatural gloom ranking amongst his most cherished works. Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers was originally released on tape in 2011 in an edition of 59. When RSE was first conceived with Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers in 2011, the project was shrouded in a veil of mystery which left many fiends guessing to its provenance -- it seemed too far reduced to be identified as Fernow's work, but also didn't easily resonate with anyone of Hospital Productions' usual suspects, instead holding a unique line of stygian slow techno that sounded like some our bleakest, febrile fantasies come to life. Soon enough RSE's creator and navigator was indeed revealed to be Fernow, and the project became regarded among his most prized golems by those in the know, not least because it was starkly defined in contrast to his myriad other pseudonyms -- Vatican Shadow, Prurient, Christian Cosmos, Force Publique Congo, and so on -- by dint of its perceived restraint and glowering minimalism. Perhaps because of that stringent, meditative asceticism, the hypnotic grip of RSE has remained undiminished and perhaps as strong as ever on this new vinyl edition, where the predator heartbeat and keening tonal groans of "Life Would Transform" sound more pensive and narcotically effective than ever, and the borderland industrial chug and clag of "Skull Covered In Moss" seems to be seated deeper into its dank gloom, emulating a location recording of a burial-by-mud in some godforsaken no-man's-land, with lurking parakeets and mechanical birds awaiting their turn on your soon-to-be carrion. RIYL: Coil, Demdike Stare, Prurient, Brian Eno / Jon Hassell's Fourth World (1980). Remastered by Paul Corley; Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Edition of 500."

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Label: IFBR


Title:Yellow Jersey #2
Artist:Jonkie Moordkuil
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:IFBR
Genre:
Abstract Art, Underground Art, DIY
Price: €7,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,54 non-EU

20x14cm, 74 pages, b/w on coloured paper and colour, May 2017.

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Label: Keys Of Life


Title:Twotinos
Artist:
DJ Sotofett, Jesse
Format:2×LP
Label:Keys Of Life
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Krautrock, Disco, Dub, Modern Psych, Funk, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €14,50 EU (incl. VAT) €12,18 non-EU

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Label: Las Tres Plumas


Title:Las Tres Plumas N. 10
Artist:Various Artists
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Las Tres Plumas
Genre:
Comics, Underground Art, Misc Italy
Price: €5,00 EU (incl. VAT) €4,67 non-EU

A5 format, 38 b/w pages + coloured cover, Spanish language, 2016.

"Las Tres Plumas is a Fanzine, a Do It Yourself magazine founded in 2012 by the Italian amateur writer Guido Micheli. It hosts short stories with illustrations and comics by several authors. The content of its pages is usually rather underground or pulp, with a blink to street art and subcultures like punk and squatting. This fanzine is based in Barcelona, Spain, and it is mostly written in Spanish. The authors of "Las Tres Plumas" are open to new ideas and collaborations. Enjoy!

The authors of this issue:

Guido Micheli:
Italian amateur writer, founder and coordinator of Las Tres Plumas.

Giame Loi:
Italian illustrator from the island of Sardegna. He lived in Barcelona and Granada, Spain, and now he came back to his island living the life of the peasant.

Emanuele Leoni and Alin Teodor Ivan:
This duo is composed by one Italian writer (the first), and one Romanian illustrator (the second). They are the authors of Vlady, a comic whose main character is a good and unusual vampire who likes garlic and cute things in life.

Roberto Bergamo:
Italian illustrator and designer."

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Label:

Màgia Roja
Tesla Tapes


Title:Revolució Soterrada (White Vinyl)
Artist:Ordre Etern
Format:LP
Label:
Màgia Roja, Tesla Tapes
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Power Electronics
Price: €15,50 EU (incl. VAT) €13,03 non-EU

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White vinyl edition limited to 66 hand-numbered copies.

"Following in the tradition of the dark and stark imaginary of artists such as Lorka and with distinct Mediterranean fire, the sound of Ordre Etern is bleak and vile as the void the spirit of their city represents. Ordre Etern is not the defeat but the struggle, the endless struggle, and the celebration of the endless crises-not just economic, but moral-of present times. With lyrics dark as the period that brought them to light, they speak of fighting and resisting in a cruel present, against adversity, urban and moral desolation and the divide between the two natures of man.
With feedbacking drums that ressemble guitars and guitars that ressemble shards of metal-without a single note-together with electronic and modified drums, synths and tímpani, Ordre Etern have created a dystopic postindustrial nightmare."

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Title:Revolució Soterrada (Green Vinyl)
Artist:Ordre Etern
Format:LP
Label:
Màgia Roja, Tesla Tapes
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Power Electronics
Price: €15,50 EU (incl. VAT) €13,03 non-EU

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Green vinyl edition limited to 99 hand-numbered copies.

"Following in the tradition of the dark and stark imaginary of artists such as Lorka and with distinct Mediterranean fire, the sound of Ordre Etern is bleak and vile as the void the spirit of their city represents. Ordre Etern is not the defeat but the struggle, the endless struggle, and the celebration of the endless crises-not just economic, but moral-of present times. With lyrics dark as the period that brought them to light, they speak of fighting and resisting in a cruel present, against adversity, urban and moral desolation and the divide between the two natures of man.
With feedbacking drums that ressemble guitars and guitars that ressemble shards of metal-without a single note-together with electronic and modified drums, synths and tímpani, Ordre Etern have created a dystopic postindustrial nightmare."

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Title:Revolució Soterrada (Black Vinyl)
Artist:Ordre Etern
Format:LP
Label:
Màgia Roja, Tesla Tapes
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Power Electronics
Price: €13,90 EU (incl. VAT) €11,68 non-EU

Black vinyl edition limited to 325 hand-numbered copies.

"Following in the tradition of the dark and stark imaginary of artists such as Lorka and with distinct Mediterranean fire, the sound of Ordre Etern is bleak and vile as the void the spirit of their city represents. Ordre Etern is not the defeat but the struggle, the endless struggle, and the celebration of the endless crises-not just economic, but moral-of present times. With lyrics dark as the period that brought them to light, they speak of fighting and resisting in a cruel present, against adversity, urban and moral desolation and the divide between the two natures of man.
With feedbacking drums that ressemble guitars and guitars that ressemble shards of metal-without a single note-together with electronic and modified drums, synths and tímpani, Ordre Etern have created a dystopic postindustrial nightmare."

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Label:

Màgia Roja
Opal Tapes


Title:Paso En El Vacío
Artist:Futuro De Hierro
Format:LP
Label:
Màgia Roja, Opal Tapes
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Industrial, Breakbeats, Power Electronics, Noise, Techno
Price: €13,90 EU (incl. VAT) €11,68 non-EU

Black vinyl edition limited to 201 hand-numbered copies.

Composed and mixed by Viktor L. Crux.
Recorded by Pablo Miranda at La Isla.
Mastered by Stephen Bishop (Opal Tapes).
Artwork by Leon Ka.
Design by Cassandra Dada.

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Title:Paso En El Vacío (Gold Vinyl)
Artist:Futuro De Hierro
Format:LP
Label:
Màgia Roja, Opal Tapes
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Industrial, Breakbeats, Power Electronics, Noise, Techno
Price: €15,50 EU (incl. VAT) €13,03 non-EU

Gold vinyl edition limited to 99 hand-numbered copies.

Composed and mixed by Viktor L. Crux.
Recorded by Pablo Miranda at La Isla.
Mastered by Stephen Bishop (Opal Tapes).
Artwork by Leon Ka.
Design by Cassandra Dada.

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Label: Minority Records


Title:Twenty Songs Less
Artist:Gastr Del Sol
Format:7"
Label:Minority Records
Genre:
Price: €5,90 EU (incl. VAT) €4,96 non-EU

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"Gastr del Sol was one of the most critically acclaimed experimental groups of the last decade founded by David Grubbs [Bastro, The Red Krayola], converting conventional rock music into intricate and sophisticated tone patterns. Likewise, Jim O'Rourke [Brise Glace, Sonic Youth], Bundy K. Brown [Tortoise] and John McEntire [Bastro, Tortoise] were involved in this luxurious recording."

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Title:Machinarium Soundtrack
Artist:Tomáš Dvořák
Format:LP
Label:Minority Records
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeats, Misc Eastern Europe
Price: €17,90 EU (incl. VAT) €15,04 non-EU

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2017 repress on black vinyl.

"The music is also some of the best I've ever heard in a game. It's a subtle electronic soundscape that constantly shifts between making the player uneasy and calm." IGN

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Label: Mond Musik


Title:Heiraten Und Mehr
Artist:Heilige 3 Könige
Format:LP
Label:Mond Musik
Genre:
1980's, Experimental Electronic, Disco, Funk, Avant-Folk, Synth-Pop, Ambient
Price: €15,50 EU (incl. VAT) €13,03 non-EU

"You want to feel the magic of the first spark with that special someone? The Heilige 3 Könige will provide you with the theme song for your personal love story- ‘Heiraten’.

The album contains the first ever publication of ‘Heiraten”s 7 inch version.

The band from Hannover was originally formed in 1980 and released their first album ‘Zum Teufel mit dem Kamel’ in 1982. During this period they also recorded a second album, which, however, was never published. Some of the tracks on the record originate from this album which were restored jam sessions on tape. All tracks were rearranged and edited by Cid Hohner."

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Label: Ronet Records


Title:Still Got A Way To Fall
Artist:
Nicole Willis, Umo (2)
Format:7"
Label:Ronet Records
Genre:
Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Funk
Price: €6,00 EU (incl. VAT) €5,04 non-EU

45rpm.

"Roof lifting new single from Nicole Willis! Pending between soul and essence of hip-hop this is the best of many worlds: warm, sexy, cool, deep, funky and powerfull. B-side with superb stripped bass-horn-vocal version. Excellent heat from Jimi Tenors new label."

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Label: Sex Tags Amfibia


Title:Udu
Artist:
Vera Dvale, Psykovarius
Format:LP
Label:Sex Tags Amfibia
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Modern Psych, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €10,00 EU (incl. VAT) €8,40 non-EU

"Spaceous and oblivious FM-synthesizer based New-Age & Dark-Ambient LP collaboration by Vera Dvale & Psykovarius. Dusty cosmic sonics interfere with slow growing pads, one-hit-percussions, metalic clanks, synth-flutes, psychedelic-SPA-melodies, dark long driven drones with monophonic bass drops, deep church organs and arpeggios. Execute time to listen to fog and space."

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Label: Shelter Press


Title:Strand
Artist:Bellows
Format:LP
Label:Shelter Press
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Misc Italy
Price: €17,50 EU (incl. VAT) €14,71 non-EU

"Italian electro-acoustic composers Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti reconvene their unique Bellows collaborative project for a new album on Shelter Press.

Continuously drawing an hypnotic maze with albums on Boomkat Editions, Entr’acte, and Ielasi’s cult Senufo label, Bellows offers their first album on Shelter Press with Strand.
Clocking right under 40 minutes, Strand is direct and desorienting. With eight tactile but distant untitled tracks, the album convokes a complex sound palette between acousmatic sound and fractal beats.

Recorded in Milano at their very own Standards recording studio, Strand marks a shift in Bellows previous recording process, bringing more music gear on the table: tapes, modular synthesizers, effects and samples. Captured live over the course of a four days improvised session, the album floats between ghostly melodies, musique concrète, and analog electronics.

Echoing with the artwork by Amsterdam-based artist Louis Reith, whose collages made of found black and white images are disrupted by bold geometric constructions, the album is disorienting and fascinating, seating right in between the challenging world of electro-acoustic and a more welcoming beat-oriented territory.

Strand is a fascinating body of work, growing over time and revealing more of its complexity at every listen.

Released on June 9th, 2017 on LP and digital formats. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi and cut at D+M, with artwork by Louis Reith.

LP Edition of 500 copies pressed at Pallas on 140grm vinyl, printed artwork on reverse board-inner and outer jacket."

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Title:Camo
Artist:Native Instrument
Format:12"
Label:Shelter Press
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Field Recordings, Vocals, Breakbeats, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €13,90 EU (incl. VAT) €11,68 non-EU

45rpm.

"Native Instrument is a Berlin based sound collaboration bringing together the field-recordings archive of Felicity Mangan and the abstract vocabulary of Stine Janvin Motland.

Often referred to as insect techno, Native Instrument’s music is constructed using electronic and vocal adaptations of wildlife audio recordings originating mainly from the Australian and North European fauna; mixing the natural rhythms of animal calls with digital effects and vocal imitations, Native Instrument enlightens a sonic ambiguity between rural nature, electronics, and the human voice.

With their debut release Camo, Native Instrument presents their true artificial nature; sound collages moving between tropical ambience, club inspired bug beats and amphibian trance.

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi and pressed at Pallas in a first edition of 500 copies."

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Label: Soybot


Title:Sad Port Wrestler
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, hand-signed edition, 2016.

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Title:Come On Wrestler
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, hand-signed edition, 2016.

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Title:Nail/Ear
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, limited edition of 88 hand-signed & numbered copies, 2016.

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Title:Pokemon
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, limited edition of 88 hand-signed & numbered copies, 2016.

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Title:Dance
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, limited edition of 88 hand-signed & numbered copies, 2016.

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Title:Skate
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, hand-signed edition, 2017.

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Title:Spider
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Patch
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,72 non-EU

Octogonal patch, 8.5x8.5cm.

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Title:Spider
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Poster
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph
Price: €15,00 EU (incl. VAT) €14,02 non-EU

A4 format, risograph print, limited edition of 88 hand-signed & numbered copies, 2016.

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Title:Haven't Seen You At Church Lately
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph, DIY
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €7,48 non-EU

14x19.5cm, 24 pages, riso print, 2017.

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Title:Comicus Phantasticus
Artist:Gabriel Delmas
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Comics, Underground Art, Risograph, DIY
Price: €4,00 EU (incl. VAT) €3,74 non-EU

13.7x18.4cm, 16 pages, blue and fluo pink riso print, edition of 100 copies, 2017.

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Title:In This World
Artist:Marie Vermont
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art, Risograph, DIY
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €7,48 non-EU

13.5x19.5cm, 20 pages + 20 pages mini book + poster, riso print, limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, 2017.

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Title:The Trick
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Comics, Underground Art, Risograph, DIY
Price: €4,00 EU (incl. VAT) €3,74 non-EU

13.5x18.2cm, 16 pages, riso print, 2017.

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Title:Rogue-Like
Artist:Paul Riedmüller
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Abstract Art, Underground Art, Risograph, DIY
Price: €13,00 EU (incl. VAT) €12,15 non-EU

18.5x26.50cm, 20 pages, riso print, limited edition of 70 hand-numbered copies, 2017.

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Title:Nächste Seite
Artist:Max Freund
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Abstract Art, Underground Art, Risograph, DIY
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €7,48 non-EU

14x19cm, 24 pages, riso print, 2017.

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Title:Sad Port Wrestler
Artist:Burn Bjoern
Format:T-Shirt
Label:Soybot
Genre:
Illustration, Underground Art
Price: €20,00 EU (incl. VAT) €16,81 non-EU

Size M. Blue and yellow print on white t-shirt.

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Label: Stripburger


Title:Stripburger #68
Artist:Various Artists
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Stripburger
Genre:
Comics, Illustration, Underground Art, Misc Eastern Europe
Price: €6,50 EU (incl. VAT) €6,07 non-EU

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COVER ::: Anna Ehrlemark (Sweden)
EDITORIAL ::: Till Lukat (Germany)
INTERVIEWS ::: Anna Ehrlemark (Sweden) /by Tea Hvala/, Zoran Smiljanić (Slovenia) /by Bojan Albahari/
COMICS ::: Bruno Borges (Portugal), Erik Svetoft (Sweden), Izar Lunaček, (Slovenia), René Rogge (Germany), Anna Ehrlemark (Sweden), Sorina Vazelina (Romania), Till Lukat (Germany), Peter Kuper (USA), Zoran Smiljanić (Slovenia), Olaf Ladousse (Spain), Jorge Quien (Chile/Argentina), Simon Mackie (UK), Kalle Landegren (Sweden), L. L. de Mars (France), Sanja Pocrnjić (Slovenia)
REVIEWS ::: Domen Finžgar (Chester Brown: Mary wept over the feet of Jesus), Larisa Javernik (Luz: Catharsis)

"Right before the end of the year, a new selection of comics from here and there sees the light of day in a country surrounded by razor wire. This 68th issue of Stripburger again brings forth a various and diverse selection of independent comics from all over the world. 96 pages of the magazine carry a good dozen (and more) of domestic and foreign artists, including both familiar names and new pleasant discoveries.

Till Lukat, a young wandering comics artist deliberates on the occasional usefulness of thinking inside the box for comics creators in his editorial. A frame or a skeleton of comics narratives can also be made of different events, characters, fragments of everyday lives, motives and quotes from art history, literature, pop culture … surely this year’s last issue of Stripburger will convince you of this! As the Swedish comics artist Anna Ehrlemark says in her interview: “You can tap into reality and fish things out of there.” What follows is a sharpening of view until a detail stands out from the rest, stands on its feet and begins a new life in its new shape. On the other hand, Peter Kuper, a seasoned veteran of American comics, shows us in his latest comics story aptly titled Trumped that reality can sometimes surpass even the craziest work of fiction.

The second interview is dedicated to a domestic comics heavyweight champion and a long distance runner Zoran Smiljanić who confesses that Slovenia is the land of “artist’s comics”, inspite of “the domestic comics see the light of day as a result of enthusiasm, stubbornness, madness, obsession and a hefty dose of stupidity, both from artists and publishers.”

Of course, dear reader, there is no need to convince YOU to support such stupidity, or, shall we say, independent comics production that stands out of the box, right? Right!

May tomorrow’s comics be even better!"

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Label: Togram


Title:My Little Old
Artist:Togram
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:Togram
Genre:
Comics, DIY, Underground Art, Misc France
Price: €7,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,54 non-EU

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14,5 x 21cm, 48 pages, b/w, colour cover.

"There is a year, I took take of elderly. They were for me a great source of inspiration! Here are a few stories, anecdotes,... Thank you to them."

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Label: UIQ


Title:Glasz EP
Artist:Lanark Artefax
Format:12"
Label:UIQ
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Glitch, Ambient, Breakbeats
Price: €10,90 EU (incl. VAT) €9,16 non-EU

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A: 45rpm B: 33rpm

"Lee Gamble's UIQ label returns with the debut 5-track EP from 22 year old Glaswegian Lanark Artefax, whose precarious ballistics place a queered sidespin on Lee Gamble’s own dancefloor discombobulations, highly recommended if you're into Autechre, Brood Ma, Rustie or Gabor Lázár...

The Glasz EP is a trippy, time-warping suite feeding complex rhythmic structures and bent club blueprints thru meticulous FX contouring, re-shaping conventional shapes to create something almost gaseous in form. It's a sound rendered most explicitly in the title track and the lush, polymetric gyroscopics of All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, or with more elusive, prism-pushing aspects of cone-buckling subs and interlaced choral frameworks in Remainder I that sound like ‘ardcore filtered to plasmic, quantum jelly.

Glasz opens the other side with a curdled take on trap, oozing queasy stripes of melody and rave stabs on a brittle, percolated rimshot/snare, before Phasze (s_h_i_f_t) diffuses grime in an aether fantasy of sci-fi romantic pads and scything, elastic drums, and Virtual Bodies glitches a sort of shatterproof, neon-coloured chamber music.

Killer stuff once again from this firing, singular label."

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Title:Vantablank Stare E.P.
Artist:Sim Hutchins
Format:LP
Label:UIQ
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeats, Ambient, Dub, IDM
Price: €12,50 EU (incl. VAT) €10,50 non-EU

"UIQ welcomes Sim Hutchins to the hyperprism with Vantablank Stare, an insightful A/V project born from a personal discontent with the vacuous repetition of 24 hour rolling news coverage, and presenting a critical response to, in his own words; "the daily bombardment of news items on corruption and our societal
inclination."

The video comes as an embed code / website which runs the entirety of the record on loop. Language translations are switchable between English, Russian and Arabic. - vantablank-stare.u-iq.org

The EP’s three tracks of roiling post-junglism and fractured dub techno tessellations most acutely recall the tumbling designs of N1L and Lanark Artefax 12”s but, its conceptual drive is closer to Sam Kidel’s Disruptive Muzak in the way it extracts from current socio-political issues ubiquitous to nearly all our lives, and especially for anyone living in the UK right now.

The dissection of its subject is most literal in the accompanying video, presenting stark, stock CGI representations of those coldly contemporary news studios that we’ve all seen too much of in recent times, with accompanying banners ribboning fake “statements” and “breaking news” that, on first glance, are almost indistinguishable from the ‘real’ thing, yet coolly subvert the text to their own end, exposing its function as a tool for public control.

However, the music is less literal and more elusive, abstract and metaphorical, using samples of radio waves, covert signals and intercepted E-Comms as the raw material for an impressionistic tussle of invisible forces, translating as head-stretching recursive phase shifts and disembodied jungle structures in Some Men (you) Just Want to Watch the World Burn and as an allegory for passive, anxious textural attrition in Nescience Is Not Ignorance on the A-side, whilst the B-side unfurls a knottier tract of warped, quicksilver dubtechno with Some Men (me) Just Want to Let the World Burn, which, you’ll notice, contrasts with the title of the A-side, and lays bare the artist’s paradoxical dilemma; highlighting the difference between disrupting the system and sitting back and waiting for its inevitable demise."

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Label: Vlek


Title:Headcrash
Artist:Yann Leguay
Format:LP
Label:Vlek
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Underground Art, DIY, Misc France
Price: €11,00 EU (incl. VAT) €9,24 non-EU

"Headcrash is the final result of a series of live performances called “Quad Core “, brought to audiences all around Europe and further, and finally recorded at Les Ateliers Claus (Brussels) in the summer of 2016. This project interacts with computer data storage devices as a raw material to produce unpredictable instruments. Four hard-drives are used as turntables, hacked in many different ways and picked up with several magnetic sensors. Technically, the computer is controlling the hard-drives via open source software and Arduino, speed and movements of the arms are triggered by electricity, and the sound is picked up directly from the sources, without any audio treatment but EQ. This produces a massive sound crossing the entire range from analog to digital and reverse, creating physical feedbacks, electrical rhythms and deviant behavior making it appear as radical minimal noise techno."

Recorded at Les Ateliers Claus (Brussels) by Yann Leguay & Etienne Foyer.
Mastered by Fred Alstadt – Angström.

300 clear vinyl – custom typeprinted cover.
Design by Dimitri Runkkari & Yann Leguay.

Sleeve printed on polystyrene tracing paper.
Inserts are building plans found in a cellar at HS63 / Zennestraat (Brussels).

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Title:Biocosmos
Artist:TAV Exotic
Format:LP
Label:Vlek
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeats, New Wave, Underground Art, DIY, Linocut, Letterpress
Price: €11,00 EU (incl. VAT) €9,24 non-EU

"Michael “Weird Dust” Crabbé & Ernesto “Bear Bones, Lay Low” González play electronic music to dance and trip out to as TAV EXOTIC using all kinds of machines except goddamn laptops."

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Title:The Nap
Artist:Baleine 3000
Format:LP
Label:Vlek
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Pop, Hip Hop, Avant-Folk, Breakbeats, Ambient, Underground Art, DIY, Misc Japan
Price: €11,00 EU (incl. VAT) €9,24 non-EU

"For their latest release, Brussels’ Vlek take a detour from the esoteric electronic music they’re known for with The Nap, an EP of rap-not-rap from Baleine 3000.

Baleine 3000 is a trio composed of local producer Lawrence Le Doux, France’s DJ Afrojaws, and Japan’s Illreme (who most recently released a single of lush modern disco via Mister Saturday Night). This international coalition came together by chance when Le Doux was introduced to Osaka’s Illreme while searching for a Japanese rapper in the late 2000s. Le Doux sent over some of his productions and Illreme, real name Jun Kamoda, wrote in spurts blending his native tongue with English. The pair met up at different times to work together but the tracks disappeared inside Le Doux’s hard drive, forgotten until one of the Vlek founders stumbled across them and recognised the genius within. And so, Baleine 3000 is back after six years with a 7-track EP compiled by Afrojaws.

The Nap is a slice of international oddball rap, full of dreamy beats and vinyl fuzz. It opens with ‘Gonna Rain’, a wavy beat propelling forward with smudged overtones and Illreme switching between rap and falsetto. The title track is a lullaby to dreaming the day away, delicate guitar melodies filtering in and out of consciousness as the rapper ponders how the story is always over before you wake up. Then comes ’Fried Oyster’, a strange ballad built on distorted rock loops that could be an ode to one of the most delicious items on an izakaya menu, or not. ‘Europ’ is the most straight forward rap track of the lot yet still manages to surprise and delight with floating percussion and organ melodies. Completing the EP are two instrumental cuts, including a lengthy Ambiant mix of ’Heroica’, and an interlude that bring the listener back to earth. When did the story end?

The Nap is brought to life with a limited edition 12” vinyl featuring a cover created by Dimitri Runkkari using an analog typo-press and engraved artwork on the B side by Jeff Ablezot.

The Nap is rap but not as you know it, testament to hip-hop’s universal appeal and ability to transcend boundaries."

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Title:Maqam Bruxelloise / Dhajij Doux
Artist:Simon Hold
Format:7"
Label:Vlek
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeats, Underground Art, Silkscreen, DIY
Price: €7,00 EU (incl. VAT) €5,88 non-EU

45rpm.

"300 copies, black vinyl with golden screenprinted sleeve. Everything was made in the VLEK workshop by Dimitri Runkkari. Former half of the defunct Pitch & Hold duo under the banner of which he operated from 2006 to 2011, Simon Halsberghe steps up on Brussels’ very own Vlek with his debut solo EP as Simon Hold."

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Label: Wania


Title:Pohja / Soft Peak Mix
Artist:
DJ Sotofett, Jesse, LNS
Format:10"
Label:Wania
Genre:
Experimental Electronic, Remix, Techno, Breakbeats, Ambient, Misc Berlin, Misc Scandinavia
Price: €8,00 EU (incl. VAT) €6,72 non-EU

"A-side fully hypnotic, frontal, skeletal & static live drum track with dubbed vocoder throughout the whole side. Helsinki's Jesse duo with a special non-album track from their album sessions produced by DJ Sotofett (upcoming LP on Keys Of Life). On the flip LNS collaborates with DJ Sotofett for a shimmering and pad warming ambient track kept coherent by liquid driplets of echoed synths at the beginning and later the tickering & harmonic arpeggios."

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Label:

Zeke S. Clough
crippaXXXalmqvist
Marc van Elburg


Title:Dollmatrix... Rrrrawk!
Artist:
Zeke S. Clough, crippaXXXalmqvist, Marc van Elburg
Format:Zine/Comic
Label:
Zeke S. Clough, crippaXXXalmqvist, Marc van Elburg
Genre:
Illustration, Comics, Underground Art
Price: €10,00 EU (incl. VAT) €9,35 non-EU

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17.7x25cm, b/w, 52 pages.

"The comics that walks the very thin line between underground mumbo jumbo comic junk, and qwazi intellectual arty farty pseudo wank." Ana L. Romeo, Buttswanian graphic novel critic (1923-2002)

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