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Joe Colley – Chapel Action MC

Joe Colley is a visual artist and composer. He investigates audio phenomena using field recordings and electronics. He records also under the moniker Crawl Unit and is the founder of the label Povertech Industries.

Chapel Action documents a 5-hour durational performance at Chapel of the Chimes, a columbarium in Oakland California. Spontaneous text is spoken into a small room and mixed with tones and sounds of amplified writing. Reflections of the room’s architecture become increasingly dense over time as meaning is eroded and words decay. Written pages from the action accumulate on the floor as the performance progresses.

Each silkscreened box contains a signed and numbered original page from the action, a hand cut meditation object and a booklet with photos of the performance and a full transcript of the written pages. Limited to 50 copies.


Alice Kemp - Sweetly My Blacken Doll MC (SOLD OUT)

Sweetly My Blacken Doll is a collection of musical compositions created with recordings of woodwind, voice, sine wave and countryside. All sounds are performed, recorded and assembled by Alice Kemp, with additional sound on track 3 performed by Dark Mother Wood. The music here suggests a genre somewhere between tape noise, classical, blackened chant, electra acoustic and other.

Handfuls of hair, and the English countryside is in shadow. Pointed heads describe themselves, figures settle into their proper place, just on the edge of vision.

Each silkscreened box contains a set of 4 prints and a companion made from beech wood, with human hair, nylon stockings, waxed and mixed thread, hand dyed and mixed fabric, jute string, paint and secrets. Limited to 25 copies.


Mysogyny – Skrag MC

After the passing of Keith Brewer last year, I talked with Peter Zincken of Nihilistic Recordings about what happened. Taint was among the first noise projects I discovered and I’ve been faithfully following wherever Keith went. This journey turned out to be highly rewarding as Taint and later Mania became a great source of inspiration.

In 1989 Keith released his first tape as Mysogyny on Big Body Parts in The USA and Nihilistic Recordings in the EU. The master from Peter’s archive blew me away and includes a few short tracks that are lacking from the Big Body Parts version I heard. We decided to reissue this version as a tribute to Keith. A collection of raw, crude sounds that lay the foundation of what later became a true harsh noise legend. Limited to 50 copies.


Depress/Regress & Slave Labor – Seeing Trip’le MC

Dave Gilden & Richard Ramirez created Slave Labor in 1993. With this project they performed live in Houston at Deadline's Noisefest in the same year. Also, at this festival Gilden debut his project simply known as DEPRESS (not long after to be renamed Depress/Regress). Gilden & Ramirez continued to work together in Black Leather Jesus & Lingula. Although troubled as an individual, Gilden's work shows what an impact his legacy has left us as part of the American noise scene.

This tape was mixed by Gilden in 1997 for New Noise Records and includes 3 untitled Depress/Regress tracks, 3 variations of tracks from the Slave Labor – A Sick Cow tape and Seeing Trip’le; an unused Depress/Regress compilation track. Limited to 50 copies.


Dave Gilden – Narcotic (Various Noise Works) 3MC (SOLD OUT)

David Steven Gilden was an artist from Houston, Texas, active in the local underground since the late 80´s, recording under varied aliases. Besides his violent and vile sounds, he was also known for his wild live shows and excessive drug abuse, all of which contributed to the legendary aura around him, until he sadly died on April 6th, 2008.

The tracks on this 3xCS set are taken from 4 masters that were sent to New Noise Records back in 1997, which were shelved and never used until now. One master was labelled ‘Narcotic’, the others simply had ‘Various Noise Works’ written on them, as an indication of what to expect. These labels were all David left us to hold onto in an otherwise anonymous and chaotic heap of top-quality harsh noise. In collaboration with New Noise, 19 untitled tracks were edited into this release, hopefully serving as a testimony of the greatness and authenticity of Gilden´s craft, for both old and new listeners.

Limited edition of 100 copies in association with Narcolepsia. 3 cassettes in a special case and 4 panel J-card. Comes with fold-out poster and slipcase.


Jeph Jerman – Cobbled 2MC (SOLD OUT)

Jeph Jerman started recording and performing in 1986 under the moniker Hands To. Most of his early soundwork was sampler and tape loop based, though slowly evolved from electro-acoustic pieces to environmental recordings with very little to no manipulation or electronic processing using only natural found objects like stones, shells, bones, driftwood, pinecones, etc.

The Hands To - Cipher 7” from 95 was an inspirational release for me personally and I always considered Jerman as a key figure in the grey zone between academic sound art and primitive noise. After seeing Jeph perform live a couple of years ago I was impressed by the sound spectrum he created with just a few humble materials and it reinforced my enthusiasm for his work which eventually led to this publication.

Limited edition of 50 copies. Double cassette housed in a handmade silk-screened wooden box. Comes with a booklet with information and photographs, a bag with 4 small stones and a hand numbered print.


Marie Goyette - Stone Memorial MC (SOLD OUT)

Born in Montréal, Marie Goyette studied the piano in Montréal and London. After residing in Europe, she moved to Berlin in 1989. Inspired by the city's lively and unorthodox art scene, she started a second career and expand her activities from traditional concerts to the fields of performance and radio art. In the early 90’s Jan van Toorn saw her perform with Michael Waisvisz at Apollohuis (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and asked her for a publication on his label, Slowscan Records. Then the master tape got lost in his archive and was rediscovered 30 years later. It turned out it was the only surviving source with these electronic pieces capturing a short experimental rush from 1989-1991.

Later Goyette spent several months at STEIM in Amsterdam and produced radio plays such as 'Transatlantique' (1993), worked on theatre projects and directed her own works. She collaborated with various artists like Christian Boltanski, Dagmar Krause, Chris Cutler and Heiner Goebbels. She’s happy we found her message in a bottle and I’m more than happy she agreed to have this tape published after all, as a document of an artist trying to redefine her voice in a restless city.

Limited edition of 50 copies. Comes in a silkscreened box with a booklet and a plastic bag containing 3 pieces of broken glass, a piece of wire and a signed card.


Contagious Orgasm - Products Unconscious MC (SOLD OUT)

“I’m Hiroshi and I like beer” were the first words Hiroshi Hashimoto spoke to me when I picked him up from an airport in 2006. For the next 2 weeks we travelled together in old car I borrowed from my parents. Just like his records it became an interesting and rewarding journey with unpredictable twists and turns.

Hiroshi has been active as the sole/primary member of Contagious Orgasm since 1987 and rapidly became a truly dedicated and unstoppable force within the underground, covering a broad spectrum of experimental electronics including noise, industrial and ambient. For this release he delivers 2 long, dark, industrial tracks creating a feverish dream sequence.

Limited edition of 50 copies. Comes in a handmade velvet bag holding the cassette, an envelope with 4 prints and a pair of white, black or pink lace panties (one size fits all).


Odal - 1986-1989 18MC (SOLD OUT)

2 years in the making this comprehensive project documents the creative outburst of legendary sound collector and noise addict Peter Zincken in the late ’80. After his discovery of the underground tape culture he quickly started his own label, fanzine and obsessively recorded and manipulated sounds under the notorious Odal moniker. He never went anywhere and 30 years later he still is a central figure in the international tape network. Odal always has been hard to categorize and overlooked because of a disinterest in creating a coherent discography and refusal to live up to the expectations of others. These tapes capture a broad spectrum of underground electronics ranging from lo-fi rumblings, field recordings, anti-social noise to politically incorrect power electronics. When the lost mastertapes returned from Vis A Vis Audio Arts we expanded the project from 16 to 18 cassettes to present this complete and final overview.

Limited to 30 hand numbered copies. Comes in a silkscreened wooden box and includes a booklet with a lengthy interview, additional artwork & complete discography. Also included are 2 silkscreened cards.