printing record sleeves – Adolf Filter

As the next releases will be out soon I am working on getting all the artwork printed… one of the three sleeves is finished now… and that is the one for the Adolf Filter 7 inch…

This sleeve is xeroxed on recycled paper… the artwork is inspired by some diagrams in an obscure scientific/occult book I bought some years ago… fitting perfectly the dark and grainy sound of the music…

Here is the A-side of the 7 inch…

A Casa and Gouffre

Sometime ago I wrote about Ensync… this was the second release in the “Synesthetic Alchemy” series by 213 Records from Metz, France. The first release was by A Casa… which is equally interesting as the Ensync record…

The A Casa album is a psychedelic record with on the A-side music with a sort of indie feeling and mood… a drum computer with a steady but light rhythm and on top of this playful sounds and dreamy vocals… a sort of stretch version of Kim Ki O maybe… the B-side is less friendly so to speak… the piece starts with a high pitched tone… which keeps going on quite long and gets more intense along the way… and more annoying (in a good way!)… this evolves into a dark and ritual sounding soundscape with noises and screams… a rather occult listening experience for sure… you can listen to the A-side here…

Out most recently in this series is the Gouffre album… a band from the hometown of the label… like A Casa the A and B sides differ… but not as strongly… on the A-side you get a band sounding like The Velvet Underground with John Cale on cello instead of on violin playing totally on dope and freaked out… imagine this and you might get an idea where Gouffre is coming from… whatever way you like to describe the music on this record the result is absolute amazing stuff… ritualistic and occult sounding but never dull or cliché… this could also fit for music while watching “Carnivale”…

The B-side is a band maybe more related to Sonic Youth as The Velvet Underground… but a Sonic Youth armed with cello instead of electric guitars and sounding a bit more archaic maybe… it also calls to mind France with its hurdy gurdy and drums… they produce the same psychedelic drone-like noise… here you can listen to the A-side…

This “Synesthetic Alchemy” series has become one of my favourite labels/series to follow… and a fourth release is coming soon… I cannot wait for that one… It is all simply excellent  stuff until now!

In case you are curious I have a few copies of the Gouffre for sale in the webshop… and I think I have also some Ensync copies left…

 

 

 

dj M. – Lesson#68

The latest dj set/mixtape I did for Radio Resistencia (October 2016 episode) is on mixcloud now for on demand playback/streaming… this mix is quite a long one… almost 1,5 hours… all ambient stuff… dark ambient sounds, drones, post-industrial music and pieces influenced by ritual music and occultism… featured are amongst other Nacht, Nature Morte, His Divince Grace, Raison d’être, Morthound, Apoptose, Herbst9 and more… much more…

EnSync

ensynclpA little while ago the self-titled by EnSync album found its way to me and my turntable… I had listened a bit on internet and was very curious for the album… I can never really enjoy listening music online… I only use internet to “check” if it is worth getting a certain vinyl, cd or tape… anyway… what I heard triggered me… and now the album is here on vinyl and after I played it several times I can only recommend all who are into some wicked ambient soundscapes with tribal, ritual and occult touches to get a copy.

EnSync is a duo playing drums and electronics… yes like Silver Apples… but the music is more abstract and more occult sounding while sharing the trance indulging character with the 60’s psychedelic duo…

Another comparison that springs to mind is Cannibal Movie… although they play organ and drums… but their music has the same occult and ritual feeling…

EnSync deliver some subtle and distinguished ambient sounds which built a trippy and spacey listening experience… simply amazing and exciting and for sure one of the best things to be released this year!

You can listen to a full track here… and I have a few copies for sale here…

 

Monocorpse – Cease To Exist 12″ EP

Expected before summer… I think about early/mid July is a new EP by Monocorpse on Gooiland Elektro… this Dutch project blends (post-)techno, ritual and industrial sounds into spine chilling soundtracks for occult nighttime sessions…

While the first EP “Ceremonie Caille” was thematically centred around voodoo… this new EP stays closer to home while taking its theme from The Family… and in that line the first video was edited… for the truly interested I do not need to explain this video footage and all… and for the non-informed it is a nice starting point to get into this record and the theme behind it…

dj M. – Lesson#63

Here is the mix(tape / dj set I did for the Radio Resistencia session for April (episode 63)… it is dark trip built spiritual, occult and ritual music… blending psychedelic, modern classical, experimental, ambient and (post-) industrial stuff…

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