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Stijn Demeulenaere - Latitudes - September 2017

CD in a custom A5 sleeve
Limited edition of 149 copies
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Stijn Demeulenaere is a sound artist and field recordist from Belgium.

‘Latitudes - September 2016’ is the recording of a live set played in his Latitudes series at Q-O2 in Brussels. Latitudes is a project where he brings sounds from North and South together. On the album, the bulk of the sounds come from South-Africa and Iceland.

Further recordings were made in Ostend, De Biesbosch, Amsterdam and ‘t Kuipke (Ghent). The album combines a mixture of natural sound recordings and heavily processed sounds.

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Kollaps - Sibling Lovers

LP
Limited edition of 250 copies
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Following the 2015 debut EP release 'Heartworm', Melbourne industrialists Kollaps have refined their restless brand of harsh DIY post-industrial noise. 'Sibling Lovers' intensifies the conflict between the twin energies of confusion and control at the core of Kollaps' sound.

The band's habitually uneasy textures and crude tones are generated with appropriated non-instruments- scrap metal, raw plastics, steel beams. For Kollaps, this isn't an empty 'industrial' gesture. It's a way to literally use the detritus of postmodern society against itself.

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Ripit - Tsatsa Tushen

12"
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Four trance-inducing tracks of swampy industrial dub music, using vinyl loops of ethnographic African recordings, modular synths and intense dub-mixing. A general smokey atmosphere, generated by the collision of several unsettling rhythm layers, scattered echoes, crawling basses, raging stabs and drowned-out voices, guiding the listener on a unstable path towards a dissociative rite.

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Jeremy Young - The Poetics Of Time-Space

CD digipack with 16 page booklet
Limited edition of 300 copies
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An original work of sound and music, making use of extracted samples from the Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire (AIMP), which is part of the Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) in Switzerland. 'The Poetics of Time-Space' is a series of collages, placing the focus on the sonic qualities of the analog technology used to capture and preserve these recordings, the interstitial moments before and after songs are sung, and the often humorous collage of instrumental and vocal events coming together across impossible distances of time and space.

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Dave Phillips - Proceed With Inquiry

DVD in a 6-panel digifile printed on high quality natural paper.
Includes with stitched patch with dp logo.
Limited edition of 250 copies
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A collection of video works, live performances and collaborations by radical Swiss sound artist Dave Phillips. This collection presents his multifaceted work in composition, performance, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals, voice, video, field recordings, objects and electronics, etc. in a yet unknown complexity and coherence of motion pictures. His performance work is revealed in all its undiluted brutality, the urgency and topicality of his work and his message is clearly evident, captivating and intensely documented.
Next to that, it's a document of unique solo live actions and the notorious Paris 1996 performance of SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE, as well as recent collaborations with G.X. JUPITTER LARSEN, and video artists PAKISE AKIN, JAN VAN HASSELT and REMOTE-CONTROL RECTUM, who in turn created their visual interpretations of PHILLIPS' audio works

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NATIONAL CRIME HISTORY
Onrust / Icon Template / Orphan Swords / Ripit

Double tape
Limited edition of 150 copies
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National Crime History is a compilation curated by Belgian labels Silken Tofu and Idiosyncratics, both known for crossing borders and disregarding genre limitations. It features Icon Template, Ripit, Onrust and Orphan Swords: a 'New Belgian Industrialist Movement' that freely combines elements such as distorted atmospheres, analog pulsations or mantric rhythms, lingering in the grey area between experimental techno and post-industrial music.

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Plurals - Atlantikwall

2CD Digisleeve
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Plurals is a UK-based group, formed in 2007 and playing improvised drone/ambient/noise/psych music. On this 2h edit of their 4h performance in August 2015 on the Atlantikwall in Belgium, Plurals' sonic arsenal is uncompromisingly deployed, with brief pauses for breath breaking up stretches of layered intensity.
Plurals at their most long-form and exploratory.

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WaSm - Een

CD Digipack
Limited edition of 300 copies
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WaSm is Frans de Waard and Jos Smolders. These two Dutch legends have known each other for close to 30 years and have collaborated many times. As WaSm, they create dense atmospheric sound collages which owe to the world of musique concrete, serious electronic music and electro-aoustic music.

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Krishna - Ascend To Nothing

CD Digipack
Limited edition of 500 copies
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KRISHNA is the ongoing collaboration between experimental techno producer Drvg Cvltvre and free jazz/metal outfit Dead Neanderthals. Their debut album 'Ascend To Nothing' is a monolithic techno improv stomp that will both pummel and hypnotize you, a relentless attack on the senses, a mind-expanding trip through sound and rhythm.

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V/A - Epicurean EscapismIII

CD/DVD/catalogue
Limited edition of 350 copies
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The third and final edition of the Epicurean Escapism compilation series again unites music, film and visual arts contributed by the most interesting acts in the field of experimental industrial music; exploring the viewpoint of escapism, sharing the vision of uncompromising utopian transgression, diving into this subjective counter-world.

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Orphax - As Yet Untitled

Tape + download
Limited edition of 50 copies
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Two majestic drone tracks, each showing a different side of the genre; a humble hommage to two important experimental composers.

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Jones Van den Bossche & Benne Dousselaere - The Multiverse Ennui Can't Last Forever

Tape + download
Limited edition of 70 copies
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Onrust - Tagore/Luthuli

12" + download
Limited edition of 250 copies
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Onrust is Dutch for unrest, turmoil, agitation, disquiet.
Wendy Mulder, the sole member of ONRUST has been succesfully exploring the wondrous world of analogue synths, drum machines, strange pedals and cable spaghetti for a while now. She describes her music as spherical electronic industrial but that just doesn’t do her work justice. Think of a hypnotic yet minimal and old-school sounding mixture of Orphx, Esplendor Geometrico and Pan Sonic instead, combining cold industrial beats with a distinct feminine sublety and attention for detail.
Tagore/Luthuli is her first vinyl release, after having released the 3” cdr Nelson/Marquez (Usain Bolt Records) and a split tape with Belgian droner Monnik (Wool-E Tapes/Consouling Sounds) and having been featured on 2 compilations.

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All Shadows And Deliverance - Partus

LP + download
Limited edition of 250 copies
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New album by this drone/noise project from Kortrijk (BE). A trip through a cold and loveless world with subdued and repressed fears and demons. It takes you back to the classic Swedish death industrial sound that many loved and loathed in the 1990s (think Cold Meat Industry). The added field recordings, razorsharp feedback, machinery noises and vicious vocals (courtesy of Jenci Vervaeke of VVOVNDS) only add to the hellish and dark atmosphere.

With this new album, All Shadows And Deliverance firmly puts itself in the same filthy corner of the musical spectrum where people like PRURIENT, PHARMAKON and BRIGHTER DEATH NOW reign supreme.

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Barchan - Soliton

CD digipack
Limited edition of 500 copies
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BARCHAN is James Welburn (Miasmah, Tony Buck, Transmit and more) on drones and Tomas Järmyr (of Zu, Yodok, The Void of Expansion and more) on drums. Both musicians share a fascination with testing musical boundaries. Together, they create a uniquely thick tapestry of sound engendered by both organic and chaotic drums in unison with ambient landscapes of noisy bass-drones, spiraling between searing intensity and delirious waves of calm. This is percussion-driven industrial drone music that is generated entirely in live performance. Shards of electric bass noise enhanced by real time software processing provide a harsh electronic element, which combined with the hypnotic free drumming, is reminiscent of intense guitar music.

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Bruital Orgasme - Experiment In Functional Background Music

LP + download
Limited edition of 200 copies
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The first full album on vinyl for Belgium's favourite experimental/noise couple Fil & Nat Cavaleri. Using frequencies & sounds recorded during their many concerts and tours, home made sounds generators, modified devices, lost and found sounds from many sources (as old vinyls, turntables without records, radios, tapes…), they manage to create an atmosphere that was described by the pressing plant's manager as 'very Stanley Kubrick'... which can obviously only be taken a compliment.

From pure electro-acoustic sounds over field recordings and sampled old records to blistering noise, this album is far from 'functional background music' but an interesting whirlwind of sound and an engaging listen.

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Instinct Primal - Dazzling Darkness

CD, packaged in a silkscreened A5 folder
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Debut solo album by Czech photographer and sound sculpturer Jan Kruml. Cold ambient, industrial structures and weird field recordings.

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Kollaps - Heartworm

Tape + download
Limited edition of 100 copies
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Debut EP by this Australian post punk & noise threesome.

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Köhn / Filip Gheysen - Tussen De Platen En De Ijskoffie

Tape + download
Limited edition of 50 copies
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Recorded on July 25th, 2014, at Consouling Store (Ghent, BE) as part of the ‘Tussen De Platen En De Ijskoffie’ concert series organised by Consouling Store and Wool-E Shop

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dB/Mz - The Light To Come

CD packaged in a 6-panel ekopack
Limited edition of 300 copies
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dB/Mz is seduction / contemplation / gritty yet accessible / light and darkness entwined / the pulse of a heart that stops beating / Lustmord, Deathprod and Thomas Köner combined

dB/Mz is what you should hear if you’re into moody contemporary electronic ambient music with a dark twist.

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TZII - The Black Pile

CD packaged in a luxurious 6-panel A5 folder with silk touch finish
Limited edition of 300 copies
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An intense 37-minute trance, starting of as a slowly progressing meditative soundscape that radically changes into a raw ritualistic inferno fueled by social criticism and discontentment. Without a doubt one of TZII’s best recordings, it will leave you bewildered, forcing you to rethink your life and habits, who you are and what you should be.

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B°Tong - Prostration Before Infinity

LP + download, splattered vinyl in a reverse printed 300gr cardboard sleeve
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Experimental drone music using field recordings, sounds from outer space, toys, kitchen utensils and more, aiming to stimulate your fantasy and enter a state of mind where you can see.

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Conure - Interpretations

Tape + download
Limited edition of 69 copies
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New album by Berlin-residing American Mark Wilson; a vicious & powerful droning noise recording with a raw live-feeling.

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TraumaSutra

Tape + download
Limited edition of 50 copies
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With this first chapter of the TraumaSutra, you're taken from one atmosphere to the other; sometimes very quiet and minimal, other times noisy and and extreme. However, It’s always a reflection of this own chaotic mind. In his music, using broken cymbals, iron plates, bricks, elements of nature, toys, plastic bags, construction site materials. The list is endless, as are the possibilities.

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Pacific 231 & Bardoseneticcube - The Traditions Of Changes

CD packaged in a luxurious 6-panel A5 folder with silk touch finish and UV varnish
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Collaborative composition in 6 movements, a modern re-interpretation of Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis". Psychedelica, field recordings and abstract electronics create a 'New Language' by dint of colliding utter chaos and with a slippering affect from quietness

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GUNFIREORCHESTRA - Unstable

Pro-duplicated tape with 4-colour insert
Limited edition of 200 copies
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Three musicians with a background in jazz embark on an experimental guitar and feedback improvisation, ranging in sound from subtle and sparse minimalism to full-on noisy dissonance

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Last Dominion Lost - Towers Of Silence

LP (140gr black vinyl) with an A4 insert. Limited edition of 300 copies
CD jewel case. Limited edition of 300 copies
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Ten years after “The Tyranny Of Distance", finally the 2nd album by this Australian old-school industrial ensemble consisting of Jon Evans, John Murphy & Julian Davis Percy with brand new recordings from 2013/2014

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Various Artists - Epicurean Escapism I

CD + DVD + 24-page art catalogue, packaged in a luxurious 6-panel A5 folder printed on matt image paper with dispersion varnish
Limited to 350 copies
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Including a CD with new and exclusive tracks by IRM, JARL, ANEMONE TUBE & HUMAN LARVAE and KRANK, a DVD with selected video work by MARTIN BLADH and a 24-page catalogue with essays & artwork by MARTIN BLADH

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CON-DOM - We Who Were Living Are Now Dying

DVD in a digipack with high quality 400 chromolux paper
Includes woven patch with Con-Dom logo
Limited to 222 copies
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A collection of super-8 short films and experimental movies created by Mike Dando from the 1980s to early 1990s, digitally restored in 2013.

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