Taakeslottet - "Mot det kalde nord" CS

Grim ambience from the age of iron! Proud to support this brilliant debut album, paying sincere homage to the forgotten foundations of dark dungeon music. Taakeslottet is the mysterious solo project from Nihthelm of black metal project Landvaettr, presenting these new works dedicated to tradition, nostalgia, and the true Northern spirit. With "Mot det kalde nord" (Towards the cold North), the artist delivers powerful and commanding atmospheres, combining the essence of Norse myth with elements of natural serenity, and a sense of epic, fantastic adventure.

Professionally duplicated smoke shell Chrome Type-II cassette with metallic gold imprint comes packaged with double-sided cardstock J-card featuring artwork by master Theodor Kittelsen. 6 tracks of noble synthesis, a grand soundtrack for brave conquest.

Timothy Fife - "Hoichi The Earless" c64

Composer / synth wizard Timothy Fife has established an impressive name for himself with his duo Victims, along with a string of solo albums, collaborations and compilation appearances on such esteemed labels as Death Waltz, Polytechnic Youth, Spun Out of Control, and Burning Witches. This new long-form work, Hoichi The Earless, provides an alternate soundtrack to the segment of the same name from the legendary Japanese horror film anthology Kwaidan. Full spectrum kosmiche sound for protection from evil.

Originally written and recorded for a live screening event hosted by Holodeck Records at last year’s SXSW happenings, these recordings offer over an hour of Technicolor electronics, a contemporary score for an ancient folktale.

Professionally duplicated, imprinted black shell Type II Chrome c64 comes packaged with full color, double sided J-card featuring artwork by Logan Owlbeemoth of Tachyons+.

La Tredicesima Luna - "Oltre L'ultima Onda Del Mare" c28

Italian solo artist Matteo Brusa (otherwise known as Medhelan) returns to the imprint with his remarkable project LA TREDICESIMA LUNA. This second full length from the project brings focused illumination to dark waters with a singular form of celestial luminescence.

The debut album from October 2017 brought shadowy tones and other-wordly fog, but with this newest work Oltre L’ultima Onda Del Mare (Beyond The Last Sea Wave), our Mother Moon guides us upon a grand ancestral voyage. A shard of guiding light breaks through blackened sky, the prismatic spectrum reflected across infinite sea.

"We set sail to the West, following the song which had always inflamed our hearts.

The voice of our Forefathers. The call of the immortal Gods.

The wind swelled the sails and our wishes, but deep within ourselves we knew we would never come back."

Winterblood - "Forest Incantata" c34

A daunting traipse through cursed grove. Foresta Incantata is a dark offering of electronic grit and eerie circular hypnosis, a significant departure from other atmospheres of this long-running Italian project. These recordings stand out from WINTERBLOOD's considerable oeuvre, delivering creeper low-fi crunch with a repetitive and unsettling approach inspired by vintage RPG and 8-bit fantasy games. Originally recorded directly to analog tape, now carefully mastered for ultimate inhuman coldness, delivering grim escapism to shadowed woodland.

Professionally duplicated clear shell Type II Chrome c34 with grey liner and white ink imprint comes packaged with tri-color Enchanted Forest J-card on deluxe 130 lb. stock. Hand-numbered limited edition of 70 copies.

Clear Fluids - “Music of the Spheres" c22

For Cassini. This shadowy project has been quietly releasing vignettes of home-spun synthesis since 2012, and returns here with seven new haunting tracks of extraterrestrial electronics focused on the celestial bodies. Dark melodics and orbital oscillation offered in homage to the noble explorer. Mission accomplished, rest in power.

"How countlessly they congregate
O'er our tumultuous snow,
Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
When wintry winds do blow!

As if with keenness for our fate,
Our faltering few steps on
To white rest, and a place of rest
Invisible at dawn,

And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those stars like some snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight."

- Robert Frost

Hi-bias Chrome Type II tape, professionally duplicated / imprinted clear shell cassette comes packaged with gloss b/w cardstock J-card in clear Norelco case. Edition of 70 copies.

Adderall Canyonly - “The Limits of All Known Ice“ c32

Adderall Canyonly has been steadily cranking out keen tripper groove, kosmische tres outré and electro-synth splat since 2010, amassing over 20 releases under the belt and forging his own twisted approach to contemporary psych-electronics. "The Limits of All Known Ice" is a gem of church organ grizz, rough electric bass thump and wobbly stereo synth-fuzz, a rainbow faceted spectrum of crystalline dirt.

Originally seeing digital-only release in 2014, this work has now been given physical presence for select grubby mitts, with an all new five minute "outro" on the B side. Hi-bias Chrome Type II tape, professionally duplicated translucent yellow shell with white ink imprint comes packaged with full color double sided J-card featuring artwork by Tiny Little Hammers, Edition of 70 copies.

Concrete Colored Paint / Tap Water - split c40

Concrete Colored Paint is a new nom de plume from the prolific Peter Kris of German Army, delivering a trance inducing soup of heavily processed field recordings and post-industrial murk, captured while traveling through Portugal and meticulously mixed to form a gloriously disorienting new whole. Choirs half buried in waist-deep quicksand, mechanical churn of burnt out motors in unlit tunnels, a pervasive ghostly blur. Confusing / spectacular.

Tap Water is the maniacal duo of Ian Franklin (Shredderghost) & Mike Haley (Wether, Tabs Out), cranking a particularly mangled and crude form of uncomfortable tape wonk and electronic flutter. Deep creepers ala modular sput and magnetic garble, RAW New England psych-noise boys in live formation for the true gurus and casual goblins alike. Bizarre and ugly, just right!

Real time duplicated clear shell Type II chrome cassette with printed silver foil labels comes packaged in extra thick, reflective silver mirror board J-card with two color process print featuring crumbling two-headed serpent photo by Peter Kris. Hand-numbered edition of 44 copies.

Niedowierzanie - "Lumière" c45

Niedowierzanie is the long running solo project of French experimental musician Léo Maury, active since 2008 with a back catalog of excellent releases on labels such as Reue Um Reue, Obscène Et Anémique, Vrystaete, and Zoharum. This newest work “Lumière” congeals into a truly remarkable lump, combining radiant new age bliss with lurching Giallo swagger, mutant alien groove, and ambient trance electronics. A careful recipe of both organic and synthetic elements to form a profoundly luminous stew. Six tracks of evolutionary voltage, bringing 1000 lumens of light to the dimmest corners of the contemporary stratosphere.

Professionally duplicated to Type II Chrome, translucent blue shell cassette with white imprint comes packaged with double sided blue and white “Mandala” process print J-card on 80 lb gloss cardstock in clear Norelco case. Edition of 70 copies.

Graham Baldwin - “Black Book Run-On“ c32

Graham Baldwin, mighty guitar wielder of the long running project BLOODWALL, returns to the imprint with a powerful new album of raw micro-cassette recordings offered under his own name. A singular work from GB unlike anything else in his discography, offering cosmic-brut organ psychedelia, granular grit and epic cello trance, snips of radio interference cut into circular piano melodies, and his own distinct approach to stripped down six-string wizardry. Electronic gurgle and room sound shimmer are blended through deft in-machine editing, all recorded live, with no over dubs or post processing. “Black Book Run-On incorporates a range of traditional instruments and musical forms, combining elements of musique concrète, psych folk, experimental blues, and electro-space mantra, deep listening for these dark days.

Professionally duplicated to Type II Chrome, bright green shell cassette with white imprint comes packaged with double sided green & white process print on 80 lb gloss cardstock in clear Norelco case. Edition of 70 copies.

La Tredicesima Luna - "Il Sentiero Degli Dei" c33

Stunning shadow sound from Italian solo artist Matteo Brusa, known for his powerful Dungeon Synth work as Medhelan. This dark debut from the project (translated as The 13th Moon) offers a flawless form of foreboding night-sky synthesis and ominous drone, a cryptic key to the eternal lunar mysteries.

Moonlight as filtered through branch and fog, a pristine transmission of somber atmospherics for seasonal shift.

"Only those who are not afraid to dive into the night can follow the path traced by the stars."

Professionally duplicated Chrome Type II grey shell cassette with white imprint comes packaged with double-sided fold out J-card on heavy gloss cardstock, housed in clear & black Norelco case. Each copy includes bonus 1" metallic silver pinback badge featuring LXIIIL sigil.

Eislandschaft - "Tales of the Frost" c49

Hypnotic minimalism manifests in monochrome, transversing the barren winter wastelands. "Tales of the Frost" delivers a pure vision of frigid polar ambience and melancholic synthesis from F. Curwenius (Goblintropp) of Argentina. Body temperatures plummet as the blood runs cold, wind chill cuts like sharpened blade.

Initially self-released digitally by the artist in August '17, this edition features an exclusive all new track, as of yet unheard. Over 48 minutes of arctic isolationism for navigation through deep sub-zero trance. Behold, frostbitten serenity.

Professionally duplicated Chrome Type II white shell cassette with silver metallic imprint comes packaged with full color double sided J-card on heavy gloss cardstock in clear / white Norelco case. Limited edition of 50.

Blood of Sokar - s/t c38

Debut full length of monolithic funeral doom from the darkest shadows of Seattle. The mysterious duo BLOOD OF SOKAR delivers a distinct vision of terrifying sludge metal, an arcane offering of blackened cosmic dirge in it's most unsettling form. Harrowing vocal howls and caustic organ drones over atmospheric pummel and painful bruise, not for the faint of heart.

This deluxe physical edition includes the as of yet unheard track, "Mortum Ventum", filling out the previously self released digital EP to a full length session of grim seclusion. Horrifying claustrophobia manifests, a 38 minute nightmarish descent into the barren screaming void.

Professionally duplicated translucent red shell cassette with silver imprint comes packaged in 5" x 3.5" black vinyl clamshell case with full color artwork on 80 pt. gloss cardstock. Includes 3"x 2" insert printed to translucent red vellum, plus bonus 1" logo badge and vinyl sticker. Hand numbered limited edition of 100 copies.

Der Elektrische Traum - "Continuum Flow" c34

Der Elektrische Traum is a solo project from Germany, focused on deep hardware synthesis and raw cosmic atmospherics. All tracks are improvised in real time and recorded to Zoom R-16 Multitrack Recorder, no computer was used. Serpentine melodics and motorik arpeggio propels through the stratosphere and beyond the celestial sphere, a sonic transmission at true escape velocity.

Plasma navigation through globular cluster, breaking free of planetary gravitation and into the infinite reaches of radioactive space beyond.

Professionally duplicated / imprinted orange shell cassette comes packaged with full color double sided J-card featuring "Standing Stones" artwork printed to 80 lb. glossy cardstock. Limited hand numbered edition of 50 copies.

Preyocupado - "Characters Of A Calendar" c20

Bizarre gurgle electronics and queasy acid reflux from the duo of Andy Neubauer (Impractical Cockpit, Doggerella Decided Upon) and Mar Lunk (Mar Habrine, Skoal Kodiak). Recorded in hard Stereo to 8-track Tascam 388, this is a "pristine" document of deep lurch and electro belch, freak groove / synthesis grit under the cover of darkness.

"The raptor appears, it's behooved prey upon the precipice without recourse. With a fearsome swooping lunge, talon pierces flesh and the doomed creature is lifted skyward until inevitable release. The graceful plunge to the crags below seems endless, a distance ensuring nothing but instant death. With that, the lethal predator has secured it's gruesome meal, a feast for the true king of the sky."

Real time duplicated clear shell Chrome Type II cassette comes packaged with full color double sided cardstock J-Card. Limited hand numbered edition of only 30 copies worldwide.

Wapentake - "Murmurations" c26

“Murmurations” is the newest offering of captivating folk instrumentals from solo project of Hreodbeorht, previously known from blackened thrash unit CULTFINDER. Incorporating influences from Black Metal along with a blend of pastoral neo-folk and melodic ambient sensibilities, the project creates a range of evocative atmospheres while retaining a clearly rough hewn edge, an offering of stark realism and unprocessed minimalism well suited for self-imposed seclusion tactics or solitary nature rite.

Electric & acoustic guitars blend triumphantly with sparse pounding percussion, synthetic tone and textural field recordings to create this raw masterpiece of modern bardship, well keeping within traditional spheres but ever edging towards the darkest shadows of our bleak modern age.
Professionally duplicated matte black shell cassette with silver imprint comes packaged with double sided “dusk” art paper J-card in clear / black Norelco case. Type II chrome, limited edition of 100 copies.

Falgar - "En La Vanguardia" c46

Falgar is the solo project of Etienne Tel’uial hailing from Puerto Rico, currently based in Vermont. “En La Vanguardia” is the tenth release from the long running project, beginning in 2007 and releasing a string of desolate mid-paced Black Metal until eventually shifting to the radiant neo-folk project it is today. Influenced by dusty “Western” & Indo-European essence, the work captures a sense of warm romanticism through the incorporation of sparse percussion, contemplative drone and liquid guitar passages in combination with transportive vocals and atmospheric synthesis, a manifestation of complex ambience and deeply immersive environments formed from relatively simplistic means. Light shines brightly, bringing vision to shadowed corners.

Released digitally in 2016, this work finally receives an official physical release, now graced with an additional ambient work, “Tu Oscuridad”, as of yet unheard. Professionally duplicated / imprinted smoke shell cassette comes packaged with full color double sided J-card featuring artwork by Anders Zorn. Type II chrome, limited edition of 70 copies.

Doggerella Decided Upon - "Soggy Samsonite" c61

We are excited to present this archival retrospective collection of warped works from the long running solo project of Andy Neubauer.
He's been in more underground freaker groups over the years than one could easily list, including Impractical Cockpit, Flak Mask, Harry From Hawaii, Cruelty, Prey Ocupado, c/o Noah Cannon, Frozen Head, Group B, Mojo Bammer, Taboo, Baath Salts, Ancestral Diet, Flo-Bee Au Naturale, Weeping Windows, Twin Whips, Salt Spray, Dirty Charlie +++, but his solo sound work has always specifically resonated as a profound experiment of deep sonics and fiercely bent approach. Distinct mold-sound techniques in weaponized fidelity, over an hour of tape mulch / saturation sonics through keenly blown ear.

Doggerella Decided Upon was an active project from around 1999-2006 with a confounding series of micro-run cassettes, ultimately available to only the luckiest few. "Soggy Samsonite" collects works from all seven of the private run releases spanning the project's career, a bewildering catalog of bizarre process-based methodology and mystifying turbid brilliance. The selections within were curated and carefully re-mastered by Matthew Himes with a concerted effort to retain the scraped raw vibe and flow of the original tapes, but offering the listener a slightly clearer view into these dampest of corners. Further audio refinement by Jefferson Zurna, finally an official excavation of the spore soaked suitcase.

The sounds within offer a range of outré approaches from grimy keyboard lurch, electronic growl and backwards tape wonk, to murk-town bass slog, stark piano serenades and uncomfortable cello torture. An important historical document of true mildew sound.

Professionally duplicated white shell Chrome Type II cassette with metallic Gold imprint comes with full color double sided J-card featuring "Napoleon Hamface" collage artwork sourced from the original oeuvre, packaged in clear Norelco case. Edition of 70 copies.

Jason Millard - "Tall Reeds" CS

New full length offering of mutant psych-folk from Jason Millard of Minneapolis. Through blissfully damaged process and somewhat grotesque production values, J. manifests a triumphant return to the imprint with his own singular approach to contemporary "folk" psychedelia. Reel to reel acoustics, all too real. "Tall Reeds" provides a distinctly twisted vision of heavy tape zonk and blown atmospherics, augmenting the conventional spectrum of latter day song-smithery.

Professionally duplicated / imprinted white shell cassette comes packaged with fold out double-sided J-card on glossy cardstock featuring two color process print and lyric sheet / photo insert. Edition of 100 copies worldwide, also available on limited edition 8 track cartridge. Garble and moan, zoners carefully mangled.

Goblintropp - "Tunnels Under the Forest" CS

Goblintropp is the solo project of Friedrich Curwenius of Argentina. "Tunnels Under the Forest" offers a voyage of majestic dungeon synth minimalism in the epic spirit of the classic forefathers of the genre. This physical presentation of the album features the two long-form tracks initially conceived PLUS an all new exclusive track as of yet unheard.

Professionally duplicated smoke shell cassette with metallic gold imprint comes packaged in handmade rough cut leather pouch finished with custom heat-brand logo embossing. Each copy is slightly different from the next, certain slight imperfections and variations are normal and should not be considered defects. Includes printed card stock insert. Limited hand numbered edition of 70 copies total, 35 of which are available at this time. Circular ambience balanced by grim narration and dynamic shift, over forty minutes of arcane atmospheres conjuring the forgotten spirits of an ancient age.

Clear Fluids - "Canis Major" c20

CLEAR FLUIDS manifests a strong return to the imprint with a fresh new EP of gritty ambient electro and cosmic trance zone from the darkest of the new age dungeons.

A collection of three thoughtful and propulsive synth tracks focused on the themes of the great Constellations, the infinite mysteries of astral navigation and the never-ending expansion of the universe. Real time duplicated clear shell cassette with printed labels comes packaged with fold out three panel b/w J-card on glossy 80 pt. stock featuring antique constellation chart. Includes vellum insert with track info and short poem, limited hand-numbered edition of 33 copies.

"The great Overdog,
That heavenly beast
With a star in one eye,
Gives a leap in the east.
He dances upright
All the way to the west
And never once drops
On his forefeet to rest.
I'm a poor underdog,
But tonight I will bark
With the great Overdog
That romps through the dark."
- Robert Frost

Overscan - "Time Erases Memory" CS

New analog offering from the electronics project of solo artist Marcus Miller, hailing from Australia but currently based in Osaka, Japan. Resonant tones form to weave soft silken gauze, a warm affirmation bringing clarity and light to the bleariest of eyes.

Calling forth the forebears of Kosmische tradition yet rooted contemporaneously in this ever more modern world, OVERSCAN offers a distilled and refined technique of air-filled synthesis ascension to carve his own distinct form of ultimate blur and smother. Professionally duplicated / imprinted white shell cassette comes packaged with double sided fold out J-card featuring original photography by the artist himself. Limited hand-numbered edition of 50 copies. Flotation device / sonic neuralyzer, an adroit aural salve aiding true cerebral erasure.

Рабор - "Голоса..." c42

New second edition repress of this powerful analog document from Slavic electronic-folk warrior Рабор / Rabor. The album "Голоса... (translated as "Voices Of...") collects a series of ambient works from the years 2014-2016, following the themes of Nature & ancient folklore. The album offers two long form works of melodic and cold atmospherics ("Осень-Река / Fall River" & "Вековой Ледник / Secular Glacier" respectively), enhanced here with a fresh sonic mastering, PLUS an as of yet unheard track entitled "Изумрудные-Слёзы / Emerald Tears" which is entirely exclusive to this release.

  Nature ambient & frozen dungeon synth with strong folk elements, a noble showcase of the artists command of composition and dynamic movement. Professionally duplicated & imprinted blue foil cassette comes presented in 5x7" vinyl clamshell album featuring original full color photography by Dan Huseby. Includes double sided 4x6" photo card with blue/white info insert and a bonus full color 1" logo pin-back badge. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies. Pristine visions of fog filtered light, a meditative score for moments of peace before battle.

Free As Dead - A Film by Romain Perrot & Andy Bolus VHS

In the analog tradition of DIY underground cinema, Lighten Up Sounds proudly presents this VHS edition of FREE AS DEAD, a new experimental short horror film from the twisted minds of Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture) and Romain Perrot (Vomir). The film is a collaborative work, a shadowy nightmare of evil excess, demented sorcery and lurid ritual. Our story concerns a man bound to death and a young girl, following a path of ritualistic transfiguration to ultimately become FREE AS DEAD.

Limited edition VHS includes the 21 minute feature film, plus official trailer and an exclusive “Slimed” edit by Andy Bolus. Professionally duplicated black shell VHS w/ full color labels comes packaged with two color process print artwork on 80 pt. gloss card stock in oversized hard black clamshell with 3.25 x 4.25" xerox insert. Hand-numbered limited edition of only 66 copies worldwide. First 6 copies are duplicated to "Tapered window" shells, remaining 60 copies duplicated to standard black shell VHS.

A voyage into the darkest and most psychedelic nether regions of the subconscious, grim ambience for the most demented of dungeon dwellers.

46 minutes
B&W / Color

Free As Dead - Original Soundtrack c58

     Disturbing and damaged collaborative score to FREE AS DEAD, an original experimental short horror film from meat-maestro Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture) and HNW champion Romain Perrot (Vomir). Our story concerns a man bound to death and a young girl, following a path of ritualistic transfiguration to ultimately become FREE AS DEAD.

      Ominous church organ creaks through choking clouds of sulfur, severely mangled horror ambience. The film itself is a collaborative work, a shadowy 21 minute nightmare of evil excess, demented sorcery and lurid ritual. The soundtrack offers an extended view into the hidden chamber, presenting nearly a full hour of grim atmosphere for the most demented of dungeon dwellers.
     Professionally duplicated / imprinted black shell cassette comes packaged with fold out double sided J-card featuring two color process print in red / clear Norelco case. Hand numbered edition of 100 copies, each includes 1” pin back badge.

Bloodwall - "Tonic" c64

New stunner from long running solo project of Graham Baldwin (Land, Visitor, Three Walls) of Minneapolis, MN. Bloodwall has been an active project for nearly 13 years, evolving in form though retaining a consistent inner voice and sonic approach. Here Graham pushes beyond familiar spheres, delivering over an hour of masterful melodics and deep listening. Minimal organ, synthesizer, circular guitar patterns and mechanical rhythm, woven to form a soft enveloping cloth to cushion the weariest of heads. Nine tracks representing the culmination of the project up to this point. Harmonic trance / synth mesmerism for ultimate dissolve.

Professionally duplicated / imprinted matte black shell Cobalt cassette comes packaged with full color fold out J-card featuring original painting by Ryan Fontaine. 

Taboo - "Every Funeral Ever All At Once Right Now Forever" 2xc34

Proud to unleash this new album from powerful Maine clan, TABOO. Renaissance romance / sharpened stone, battle cry through acrid smoke. The clan has developed an elaborate mythos and deep symbolic language over the years, the work here some of their most accomplished to date. Ballads of victory and strength, modern bards of lost knowledge.

Matched pair of professionally duplicated green shell Cobalt cassettes comes packaged with double sided glossy 80 pt. J-cards. Front photo of Taboo taken with slide film and developed as color, with no digital effects. Tape 1 adorned with the symbol for music and clan in the sense of a family through musical activity. Tape 2 features the symbol for hearth/fire and in that sense location, i.e. where you are or rally whether marked by a bonfire, wood stove, gas range, lighter or torch. At times this symbol may represent a funeral pyre, where the eternal aspects are clearly visible.

Package includes a beautiful 16 page color/black and white lyric & statement booklet to offer additional insight and enlightenment. All is housed in a deluxe matte black A-2 card box with custom art paper insert and full color glossy photo binding featuring the clan in their natural environment. Limited edition of 100 copies. Over an hour of remarkable sound, offering protection from the emanating void.

Three Walls - 'Radio One / Radio Two' c58

Giving a brave few the fleeting chance to grip this long form transmission from duo of Graham Baldwin (Bloodwall) & Jefferson Zurna (Three Moons) a.k.a. THREE WALLS. Hard panned stereo, radio static mantras and ambient interference improvisations.
Limited re-issue of the private edition cassette from 2011. White noise circular transcendence, drowning in between frequencies. Each player was equipped with only an AM or shortwave radio unit and sampler, real time conjuring of congealed mass.

Real time duplicated emerald green shell cassette with lacquer sealed labels comes packaged in double sided two color process print J-card on 80 pt. gloss stock, featuring the iconic "Three Walls" symbol, hand numbered edition of 25 copies. Churning aural smog, long form shrapnel for reckless stroll off cliff edge or careful tiptoe through fragrant rubbish heap.

Weeping Windows - s/t c36

Disturbing document of reeking ritual electronics and sonic spell-casting, the meeting of minds truly melted. Weeping Windows is the duo of Andy Neubauer (Twin Whips, Cruelty) and Jefferson Zurna (Three Moons, Visitor). Five upsetting ceremonies of severe vocal swamp, claustrophobic Midi puncture and electric viola scratch, compounded by hypnotizing reeds vortex and high level of uncomfortable electro suction. Recorded in glorious analog to Tascam-388 1/4" tape at Logville, in Minneapolis, MN Summer of 2013.

Professionally duplicated lilac shell Cobalt cassette with white imprint comes packaged with deluxe three panel double sided full color fold out j-card on glossy card stock, featuring original photography of obscure Tiki textile and monolithic hoop-stone statue, plus lengthy psychological deep-dive garble text inside to aid in further confusion and alienation. Edition of 100, only half of which are available here. Far beyond Ouija.

Sindre Bjerga - 'Every Failure Is A Success' c40

Master of detritus Sindre Bjerga returns to the imprint with a fresh transmission of damaged sound environments. Trash pile eternal, ever leaking grease. A matched pair of recent live documents from Germany and Norway, each capturing a piercing shard of light projected through layers of crumbling stone and poisonous dirt.

Real time duplicated clear shell cassette comes with stark white printed labels, beautifully packaged with printed cotton-rag vellum insert and vintage white lace wrapping with clear transparency overlay. Texture worship, mangle serene. Limited hand-numbered edition of 50 copies.

Karmiciel Wszy - 'Teorema' c30

New aural smog transmission of penetrative dark ambient from KW of Poland, shimmer / shade, sink and swell. Deep tone immersion environments, zero gravity tank float w/ pale thin cord attached.

Real time duplicated black shell Chrome II cassette with lacquer sealed labels comes packaged with fold out two color process print j-card on glossy 80 pt. stock. Hand numbered limited edition of 50 copies. Focused clarity, tunnel vision through opaque blue smoke.

Brute Heart - 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' VHS

     Happy to unleash this supreme analog document of the classic 1920 German expressionist horror film, presented with new original score by Brute Heart. Commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 2012, this score was originally performed live at an outdoor screening of the film as part of the Summer Open Field performance series. The soundtrack was initially released on cassette by Moon Glyph in 2013, but until now the film and original score have never been synched together for private viewing. This work finds the Brute Heart trio of Jackie Beckey, Crystal Brinkman, and Crystal Myslajek expanding their ranks and sound palette to include Jonathan Kaiser on cello and John Marks on modular synthesizer/processing.

Bright purple VHS with full color labels comes packaged in large black vinyl clamshell with full color card stock artwork. Real-time duplicated in high quality SP Mode w/ full stereo surround sound. Includes 2.75 x 3″ print insert. Hand numbered limited edition of 50 copies. (NTSC only)

Cruelty - s/t c36

“Cruelty, very far from being a vice, is the first sentiment Nature injects in us all.” - Marquis De Sade. 

New full length Horror-lounge electro transmission from Minneapolis trio of Naomi Joy (Mother of Fire, Reno), Markus Lunkenheimer (Skoal Kodiak, Mar Habrine) & Andy Neubauer (Impractical Cockpit, Twin Whips). Gurgling beauty, not without groove yet retaining a foreboding bummer approach. Spidery knife edge guitar solos and abrasive reptile-hiss wave upon rhythmic lurch.

Organ crank, steady thud and bass plod, sealed with poisonous vocal kiss. Vague in regards to classifiable genre form, Cruelty melts various respective elements to form both noxious ointment and healing salve. A collection of tracks recorded in private locations around the city of Minneapolis, compiled over the years 2014-2015. Professionally duplicated to high-bias Cobalt tape, metallic gold shell cassette with white imprint comes packaged with full color two panel double sided J-card in white and clear Norelco case.

Clear Fluids - 'Sicariidae' c20

Limited second edition of this strong EP of melancholic synthesized spider-sound, straddling the line between epic adventure and active ambient themes. Five tracks focused on the instinct, behavior and classification of Arachnae, with sound influences ranging from classic horror score minimalism to contemporary dungeon synth grandeur. Clear shell cassette with olive green labels comes packaged with full color card stock j-card featuring original photography of an eight legged neighbor, includes vellum insert.

"The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread and lives along the line."
- Alexander Pope

Twin Whips - s/t c28

      Wading through waist deep mud, choking on sulphuric haze. Fresh physical document of raw live action from TWIN WHIPS. Bleak electronics brutalism and unsettling dungeon sound from South Minneapolis duo of Andy Neubauer & Matthew Himes. Two side long tracks of industrial dark ambient/electro fog for malicious dream state. Electric viola, waveform generator, handmade 8-track loops and menacing hypno-growl combine to disturbing effect.

Swell and ebb via blown equipment, sealed w/ supremely twisted vocal attack. Professionally duplicated to cobalt tape, bright red imprint on opaque white shell with red leader. Comes beautifully packaged with custom two color process print J-card on 35 pt. gloss stock featuring full lyric transcription on the inside. Edition of 100. Bad vibes all around!

Office Skin - 'Slough' c18
     “The only instrument to be heard on this recording besides the human voice & a standard drum kit is the Ansible. It has a purple gray face and sensitive ears that can reproduce anything it is told, within reason.  A cluster of wires in the guise of a marionette... Mixxxed under duress (the first time) from a Tascam 388 (of Paul’s Boutique fame!) Many versions curated or disposed of in the process... Thrash is not trash. Peruse this living document in the spirit of our seafaring forebears, who know sinking stones raise the bar.”
                        - A.N.

    Office Skin is Andres Varela / Harry Childe of Minneapolis. Recorded to 1/4” tape by Andy Neubauer & Lungman in Phillips neighborhood, Spring 2014. Toxic lime green cassette w/ black imprint, professionally duplicated to cobalt tape. Packaged with cardstock insert featuring electronics how-to illustration and xerox insert.

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