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Friday, October 31, 2008

Monno - Ghosts preorder

We are doing the new MONNO album due for release November 21. For you unaware about this band, MONNO is a Swiss / Canadian band around Antoine Chessex and Gilles Aubry. Antoine Chessex travels the world with his solo tenor sax performances, he has performed and played with Sudden Infant, Chris Corsano, KTL, Hijokaidan, Lasse Marhaug, Aethenor, Zbigniew Karkowsky and many more. Gilles Aubry is known for his solo sound installations, field recordings and collaborations with Keiji Haino, Axel Doerner and the improv duo The Same Girl.
With MONNO they are more than the sum of their parts. This is the third MONNO album we are involved in, the first album Candlelight Technology was released on our sister label Subdeviant Records, and is temporarely available from the band only. Their second album ‘Error’ was released in 2006, the vinyl went out of print almost straight away and the CD was well received, and got the band to tour with Lightning Bolt, Isis, Jesu and Knut. And now there is ‘Ghosts’, their 3rd album. Etheric yet droning vocals covered in doom frost, gradually moving into uptempo black metal waters, than backdropping in sludge mystery like a free-jazz bat in the night…. We are printing shirts exclusive available for pre-order in our webstore. Pre-orders run from today until November 16. All payed pre-orders will ship on the releasedate of November 21. Pre-orders consist of the shirt (choose your size) and either the CD or Vinyl (choose your color) for only 18.95 euro.
The LP is a one time pressing of 500 copies, 100 on silver vinyl for mailorder customers only.
If you only want the vinyl without the shirt please add the item to your wishlist, you'll receive a mail a couple of days prior the actual release date so you'll have the chance to order the album before it becomes generally available.
You can Preorder the package here
Add the cd or lp to your wishlist here

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fear Falls Burning - Frenzy of the Absolute show

Don't forget! We'll be selling records there as well so if there is anything you want to buy send an email to and we'll bring it along.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Envy/Jesu & Maninkari orders

Thanks to all who already ordered the Envy/Jesu and Maninkari records. We are currently doing our best to send everyone their moneyrequests and charge their credit cards but please keep in mind that we have received a ton of orders and that this might take a while, so please be patient.
the Conspiracy

ENVY / JESU 's/t' LP & MANINKARI 'Art Des Poussieres' LP / MP3 now in stock !

Here's a reminder that the ENVY / JESU 'st' LP & MANINKARI 'Art Des Poussieres' LP / MP3 are available as of today!

ENVY have never left their emotionally unstable path of heavy postrock oaths, but again they've cracked open it's core and stripped the sound down to it's epic essence. Always passionate and persistent, most motivational products create unrealistic expectations but stay blind in the mist. Resembling a dose of insomnia, Envy blaze like a grey wind through the cream of the Japanese screamo-postrock crop. Shuffling forward with solitude and starring at a dying light, an unknown glow. Splendid emotionally layered riffs and carved drums guide, and give understanding of despair. Deeply wandering through thick clouds of post-hardcore guitar dust, musically chanelling the remorseless pieces that lead to the dark side. They continue to swing like an eternal pendulum. A coma may also result from head trauma, caused by the mechanisms such as a fall or headlock. Ever since it's formation in 2003, guru Justin K. Broadrick has let no one come close to the throne. He comes and asks questions later. On this new slab he incorporates melodic twisted pop elements with downtempo heavyness, creating a stark textured vessel intoxicated by the minimalism of cold techno drama. JESU holds on to the feeling of eternity, still being a modern day flymachine, yet never losing a transient sight. In a world where lies and reality constantly transform, we need new frames of thought. New bricks in the wall, and new days off to rethink how we'll spend our days off. That's karma. On the righteous path, no tears left to cry. It was too dark to see whether it was staring at us, but im guessing it was!

First pressing of 2000 all on coloured vinyl:
500 x transparent blue
500 x gold
700 x solid white
300 x solid silver.

New Maninkari recordings. Pressrun is 400. 325 on black vinyl, 75 on gold / clear vinyl. As with all our limited vinyl releases, they tend to go fast, if you don't wanna miss out, please wishlist the record and we will send you a notification before the record will be oficialy available. Hide your sorrow and cover your eyes. Maninkari continues to dwell in medieval alchemy, delivering yet another organic instrumental voyage. Bodies are turned inside out and brave souls are free to roam the plagued battlefields. A ritual psychedelic cleansing that plays like a chapter of a forgotten esoteric book, obscure yet spiced with cinematic romance and blood drama. Stretched strings, metal clatter, bells and chains form an eerie trance inducing carpet that inspires and drags the listener down in a radiant sea of darkness. To understand the core essence of darkness one must experience the light first. Groaning tones form a cluster where piano's and shimmering percussion raise the pressure. Maninkari undoubtly wear the classical composition coat, but smeared with the blood of vicious hellhounds. Imagine opening the gates of a lost kingdom washed away by the waves of death, only to remain breathing and move onwards into stark reality. Every track carries a voluptuous density, sparked by a chronic claustrophobic motor, a dusted one that delivers spot-on genuine quality. In short terms the best thing to rise from the French ashes since what seems like forever. Hypnotic minimalism for folks that dig holes listening to Pelt, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Henry Flynt, The Necks and Nurse With Wound.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Computer crashed and related email problems

We are dealing with yet another computercrash. All emails sent to prior Friday october 17 are lost. We are now trying to recover data but it can take upto wednesday october 22 before full email communication is back on track. If you are waiting for a reply, please resend your email.
Thanx for your understanding.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Upcoming Releases

We are grateful to announce we will be releasing the new albums for ISIS and MONO due for release spring 2009.

We have been working with both ISIS and MONO extensively througout the past few years, so it might not come as a surprise we are now solidifying our working relation.

MONO's new album is in the process of being recorded by Steve Albini and is due for release in March 2009. Temporary Residence will release their album in the US and will be doing the vinyl version of their new record, while Conspiracy will release their new album for Europe.

ISIS is currently writing new material for their upcoming full length due for release on Ipecac in the US and Conspiracy in Europe. We will be releasing both vinyl and CD.
Expected releasedate is spring 2009, watch our website for updates.

We are currently working on a number of releases we value as equaly important
core068 JESU / ENVY split LP (october 21) CD on Hydrahead
core069 MANINKARI 'Art Des Poussieres' ltd LP / MP3 (october 21)
core070 MONNO 'Ghosts' LP / CD / MP3 (November 21)
core071 TAIGA 'hsheal' ltd LP / MP3
(= Bryant Clifford Meyer from Red Sparowes / Windmills by the ocean / Isis / The Gersch)

and in the works (releasedates and catalognumbers will be announced soon):
GNAW debut LP / CD / MP3 (ex Khanate)
JAKOB new album LP / CD / MP3

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fear Falls Burning interview

For all you dutch speaking people out there: the belgian webzine Dark Entries has posted an interview with Fear Falls Burning. You can read the interview here