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Thursday, February 22, 2007


Things have been a little bit quiet in the CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN camp (due to MILLIONAIRE & other obilgations) but that is all about to change now ....
The Creature has now become a 4-piece as Michiel (formerly of DEAD STOP Fame) has joined them on guitar ! Two brand new songs have been posted on their Myspace page, some shows are scheduled for April '07 and later ...
In case you speak Dutch (No subtitles !) you might want to check the following documentary on CWTAB.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Conspiracy spring 2007 releases

Here's an update of how things unfold at Conspiracy for the coming few months.

FEB 27: JESU Conqueror 2LP
> new releasedate: March 15.
We do not take any pre-orders. The release of this record is delayed to March 15.

Listen to 'Conqueror' here :

> See our yesterday's post for more information.

MARCH 21 : THRONES tour 7" ltd
> Intented for the Thrones / Growing European tour, but we have yet to receive the masters, so if this one will gets done on time is yet to be seen... keep fingers crossed.

APRIL 23: ISIS Celestial 2LP
> Escape Artist Records did the Celestial album on vinyl back in 2001 when the album first came out. The record was difficult to keep in print, and to coincide with Isis upcoming European tour May / June this year we are gonna make this album available on vinyl in Europe for the first time.

> On their first full-length collaboration CD Fear Falls Burning and Nadja display their wilful approach to drones with 4 epic songs, full of sustain, pulses and dynamics. Grand in theme, sound and atmosphere. This album draws inspiration from their critically-acclaimed lp for Conspiracy Records while pushing the boundaries on their sound as an entity. This album entirely consists of new material.
Limited to 1000 copies, in digipak.

MAY 21: PLEASURE FOREVER 'Bodies need rest' LP/CD
> Bodies Need Rest is a posthumous collection of unreleased and rare Pleasure Forever recordings. This release was originally intended to be an EP of cover songs that in one way or another fit the gestalt of Pleasure Forever. At long last, this album consists of four cover songs from that unfinished EP, plus four rare tracks forming a comprehensive timeline from the band's beginning. This album includes 5 previously unreleased Pleasure Forever tracks as well as two B-sides previously released on Sub Pop and one track from the out-of-print Buddyhead Gimme Skelter compilation. PLEASURE FOREVER is not currently active, but the long-awaited release featuring unreleased songs (some of which have been posted here in the past), B-sides and compilaiton tracks is set for official release worldwide on May 22, 2007 via Conspiracy Records. Each band member lives in a different city on the west coast and is involved in other musical projects at this time. Andrew Rothbard released his first solo album Abandoned Meander in late 2006 on Smooch Records. David Clifford currently plays drums in RED SPAROWES and bass guitar in THE SAGITTARIANS. Josh Hughes has a new band called RABBITS featuring ex-Lion Fever drummer Kevin Garrison. Pleasure Forever was once known as SLAVES and all thee members played previously in The VSS.

ISIS In The Absence of Truth 2LP - limited vinyl edition temporarely available again

We received a return from one of our distributors including 6 Isis In the absene of truth 2LP's white with red streaks vinyl. Only 300 were made, and they are available in our webstore now. First come first served.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007



edition of 1000
200 blue vinyl
800 black vinyl
Expect this record to go on sale in our webstore starting March 14.
Oficial releasedate is March 26.

72 Min Live 2xLP of complete drone bliss, contains two complete live shows.
These recordings were released on cd through Archive Recordings and are long sold out.

“While Growing continually return to that near-ambient tranquility, the record is a series of meandering excursions into MASSIVE slow motion, melted-riff soundscapes, notes and chords unfurl impossibly slowly, as if someone had doubled the gravity and the sound waves were actually visible, drizzling lazily to the floor like molasses or honey, rich golden globs of thick distorted throb. Like Earth and Skullflower meshed into one buzzing blurry soundfield, all muted melody and crunchy riffage, a pulsing swirl of feedback and guitarral grrrr! The sound is basically phenomenal…” (Aquarius)
Growing is a band from Olympia, Washington that was formed by Kevin Doria, Joe Denardo, and Zack Carlson (who left the band following the release of their first album) in 2001. They play instrumental drone rock with elements of noise and ambient music. Their live shows are known for being incredibly loud, playing straight through their set without break or pause. They have released albums on Kranky, Animal Disguise, Archive and Megablade, and currently have a new full length album out on Troubleman.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS announces live dates

From the Climax Golden Twins website:
After far too long we have updated our humble website:
There are new mp3s to steal in the "Listen" and "Victrola Favorites" sections. There is a "Look" section with many many many photographs...of us...of our friends...of our enemies...and of our pulchritudinous interests. This section is still somewhat under-construction but you can enjoy it in all its nascent glory right now, even as we speak, and rest assured it will soon be up-dated and expanded upon.

ALSO! Take note! There is a blog like creature lurking on the site for news, photos, quotes, fragments, links, bits, pieces, events, releases, climax occurrences, sounds, films, stuff for sale, and more besides. It will be updated frequently so check back. Hell, make it your home page or download it to your frontal lobe and insert it some place nice.

In other news, CGT is again venturing out into the world for some shows. We'll keep the website updated with any changes...but for now here are the facts:

February 14
(Valentine’s Day, so bring your intimate apparel)
at Towne Lounge 714 SW 20th Place
with Factums and Ilyas Ahmed

February 15
at Fools Foundation 1025 19th street Suite O
with Factums and Charalambides

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (three shows! and they'll all be theory...)
February 16
at Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk Street
with Factums and The Why Because

February 17 EARLY SHOW!
at the Exploratorium in San Fran: 3601 Lyon Street
Early show at 1:00pm!
This will be an ambient/collage show with accompanying film all based on our collections of 78rpm records and ephemera: music and design from all over the world, or rather the world of pre-1930…
February 17 EVENING
705 Peralta Street
in lovely West Oakland, near the 7th street BART station
probably starting around 9:00pm or maybe later? more info on this later...really...I promise...
featuring a crazed turntablist, 78rpm DJ, Factums, and Marauder and Alibi

February 21
at Gallery 1412 1412 18th Ave East
with Matt Valentine & Erika Elder and Charlambides

Friday, February 02, 2007


Fear Falls Burning, our friend and ally joined the Conspiracy Records roster, and we're very excited about that! We've known Dirk for a long time, followed his work with Vidna Obmana over the years and we're happy we can now function as his homebase and as a platform to release his music as well as representing him in our booking roster.

In the works is a brand new collaboration album with Nadja due for release May 21. Fear Falls Burning and Nadja released an LP in our limited LP series (which sold out in no time), but the collaborative album will consist of entirely new material.This album will be released in an edition of 1000 digipak cd's, and will be followed with a second collaboration CD he's currently working on with Birchville Cat Motel, also in a limited edition of 1000 digipak cd's. His first proper solo album 'Frenzy of the absolute' for Conspiracy is sheduled for an early 2008 release.

Fear Falls Burning has a few February 2007 shows planned with Cult Of Luna, check tourdates for more info :

Thursday, February 01, 2007

New website online now!

As of now our new webstore is fully operational. We put a lot of work in it and hopefully our webmaster Jan can now get some decent amount of sleep again.

To celebrate the opening of our new webstore, all ordered items get a 10% discount for the next 7 days!

Please check it out at, we hope you dig it as much as we do!