Limited Edition of 100 copies.
Mono No Aware is the first compilation to be released on PAN, curated unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists. Featuring Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, ADR, Bill Kouligas and more.
“Mono No Aware”, ‘the pathos of things’, also translates as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”. A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. A meditation on mortality and life’s transience, ephemerality heightens the appreciation of beauty and sensitivity to their passing. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal present.
The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring photography by Molly Matalon and design by Bill Kouligas. A Limited Version of 100 copies will be released as a special art edition in collaboration with Mount Analog for Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2017 (spanning Feb 23-26). All copies arrive with photo print and hand-stamped vinyl, copies sold onsite are also hand-numbered and signed by artist. Limited pre-order release via Mount Analog shipping March 1.
A1. Kareem Lotfy – Fr3sh (03:52)
A2. Malibu – Held (06:22)
A3. Yves Tumor – Limerence (05:29)
A4. HELM – Eliminator (03:27)
B1. ADR – Open Invitation (04 :49)
B2. AYYA – Second Mistake (07:16)
B3. Flora Yin-Wong – Lugere (02:47)
B4. Mya Gomez – justforu (05:31)
C1. Bill Kouligas – VXOMEG (03:36)
C2. Jef Witscher – ok, American Medium (06:19)
C3. TCF – C6 81 56 28 09 34 31 D2 F9 9C D6 BD 92 ED FC 6F 6C A9 D4 88 95 8C 53 B4 55 DF 38 C4 AB E7 72 13 (0 3 :4 3)
C4. James K feat. Eve Essex – Stretch Deep (04 :20)
D1. SKYH1 – Huit (03:51)
D2. M.E.S.H. – Exasthrus (Pane) (03:44)
D3. Oli XL – Heretic (04:17)
D4 . HVAD & Pan Daijing – Zhao Hua (06 :47)
Body Sculptures is a contemporary project that brings together five unique voices in European experimental electronic music today. The formative element is the collaborative pact between Sweden’s Northern Electronics and Denmark’s Posh Isolation.
Last year marked both Body Sculptures’ debut live performance —a highly notorious set at Berlin Atonal Festival 2015— as well as their debut recording, The Base Of All Beauty Is The Body. The disparate elements that have come to inform the project thus far are further refined and encoded in their new LP, A Body Turns To Eden.
The aesthetic singularity of the project is owed to the distinguished backgrounds of the five contributing artists. Each perspective entails a varying set of working methods and sonic preferences, though it is the sensitivity with which the diversity of these practices are framed in Body Sculptures that assures the project its own space.
Infamous for his caustic, pneumatic techno under the moniker of Varg, Jonas Rönnberg is the co-owner of Northern Electronics and is involved in the project Ulwhednar (with Abdulla Rashim).
Erik Enocksson is a highly regarded Swedish composer who has scored countless independent productions. His orphaned soundtrack to the filmApan, remastered and reissued by Posh Isolation last year, was widely and favourable received.
Frederikke Hoffmeier’s industrial and experimental project Puce Mary has been the subject of much veneration in recent years. The frenzied corrosiveness of both her recordings and live shows are increasingly charting the limits of intimacy.
Ossian Ohlsson is from the industrial outfit Vit Fana, and has appeared across a number of compilations spanning both Northern Electronics and Posh Isolation.
Loke Rahbek is the co-founder of Posh Isolation. As a member of Damien Dubrovnik and Lust For Youth, as well as under the moniker of Croatian Amor, he has developed a reputation for engulfing performances and compositions.
The combinations of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the soiled traces of genre, and the mixed modes of experimentation, are here pitched as an eternal requiem, letting the play between the project’s orthodox and unorthodox methods reflect a sharp fatalism. Each song presents familiarity and intimacy within an aura of claustrophobia. And as if out of a cruel awareness of this fact, unease blooms into a comforting form. A body turns to Eden is an essential piece for anyone with interest in Scandinavian electronic music today.
A body turns to Eden as a conscience turns to an ideal confessor,
A body rolls from a pyre / a conscience longs for a blasé saint.
Posh Isolation 171
a humble master returns with analog heavy modulations, this time offset by an expansive and dubby industrial windfall. stormy slow but better for an empty low lit tavern than with a good book at home.
edition of 100.
a true cult band from the early days of american noise. while there were predecessors to the stage flutter was the first mostly computer generated noise to emerge from the harsh noise subculture dominated by pedals in the 90’s tape scene. zany and unapologetically ‘in joke/tongue in cheek’, flutter blended seemingly wholesome middle american undertakings with a soundtrack of suburban violence and placed all of this in a psychedelic digital hell. this tape is a collection of most of their known appearances, including tracks from legendary comps on labels like freak animal and elsie and jack, and coveted splits with ames sanglantes and bob marinelli. flutter have remained a project for those in-the-know and are revered by many of today’s american noise institutions. we are proud to re-offer this insane and twisted collection of noise-americana. long ass tape!
edition of 100.
two song single of gothic fuzzy uk death rock/punk. their best, most anthemic and chorus drenched hatred set on rainy london streets. features jesse cannon from natural assembly. short program repeats on both sides. edition of 100.
dark contemplative shimmering post-techno and heavy sunspaces from joe potts (vegas martyrs, drums of myrrh). long form hardware tracks falling between ambience and fast paced freeway propulsion. album length and his first under this moniker!
edition of 100.
“America’s most prominent noise figure, Dominick Fernow has for the better part of two decades helped shape and reinvent the genre with a stream of works under the Prurient moniker. A project unlike any other in the realms of experimental, ambient, and noise, Prurient continually mutates from one incarnation to the next. Fernow often treads a fine line between harsh noise extremity and atmospheric beauty — his massive, layered walls of sound may be comprised of piercing feedback, tortured vocals, and machinelike industrial pounding, or incorporate meticulous sampling, entrancing beats, and waves of electronica — yet his prolific output is never less than compelling. Prurient’s first full-length since the 2011 game-changer Bermuda Drain sees Fernow deliver the project’s most ambitious release to date. A sprawling album clocking in at just under 90 minutes, Frozen Niagara Falls is the result of over a year of work. It is without a doubt Prurient’s magnum opus, and will solidify the artist’s standing as a visionary master able to break down barriers between genres while creating something entirely new and different.”
Very limited edition Varg cassette.
150 copies for Berserktown festival 2015
Announcing debut on Downwards North America:
Marshstepper ‘A New Sacrament of Penance ‘ Vinyl LP
Exclusively manufactured and distributed by Mount Analog
New in the eclectic canon of experimental / industrial / techno label Downwards Records — and a first for the Downwards North America imprint.
“Marshstepper resides somewhere on the other side. Gutter intellectualism put to sound, their first proper vinyl release is an extrememeditation on the reintegration of desire and the legitimation of individual corporeality, which reaffirms the hermeneutics of theunspoken. This is music that adds to the validity of the natural, an illusion of millennial hedonism. Marshstepper is a comedy and atragedy, but they are not just a reflection of the world around themselves… To the contrary, they are creating new worlds in real time.“A New Sacrament of Penance”, which is their debut on Downwards North America, is their report from the other side and theirinvitation to cross over. Marshstepper resides somewhere on the other side, and the other side could please even the most demanding flower of conservatism.”
This is the Second Pressing. Limited to 250 copies. Gold Vinyl.
Aphex Twin makes his return on Warp with new album Syro. Richard D. James has been releasing music since the beginning of the ‘90s. His first full-length album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, came out in 1992 through R&S Records. The first Aphex Twin release on Warp would be 1993’s On EP, which was followed by four studio albums for the label, as well as numerous other EPs. Syro will be the first new Aphex Twin album since 2001’s Drukqs.
Joris de Laet (Belgium, 1947) is a fully autodidact composer of electroacoustic music. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked at the IPEM along with Lucien Goethals and Karel Goeyvaerts and in 1973 he founded the SEM (Studio for Experimental Music) where he organized plenty of group sessions, live performances, lectures,… De Laet’s work is adventurous, complex and difficult to classify, due to many interesting contrasts in his style and approach – academic vs intuitive, modern composition vs free improvisation, acoustic vs electronic, sound vs noise,…
This selection of his early recordings (1972-1979) represents an overview of his intriguingly radical and highly personal work which includes solo tape experiments, live electronics with Karel Goeyvaerts and group performances with experimental instrumentalists from the SEM ensemble : Pieter Kuyl (chapmanstick), Leo Verheyen (trombone), Paul Adriaenssens (flute and amplified objects), Maurice Verstuyft (flute).
All material has been mastered from the original tapes and is previously unreleased.
Composed in the confines of a Toronto studio, the expansive sound of End Scene is based on decades of VHS-addled film music, new wave jams, weirdo library records, acid house bangers, selected ambient works, and warehouse jackers. Crafted for modern listening from the analog echoes of cybernetic dreams, End Scene reflects a cohesive vision for the Jokers of the Scene’s intensely eclectic sensibility. This is headphone music made to move bodies, at once familiar and confounding fresh.
NeoTantrik w/ Suzanne Ciani + Doug Shipton DJ Set CS (Mount Analog x Finders Keepers RSD 2014 Exclusive)
(Sean Canty of Demdike Stare + Andy Votel of Finders Keepers) with SUZANNE CIANI – live performances from May 2013. With Doug Shipton (Finders Keepers) DJ mix.
Double cassette pack, featuring a bonus tape
(this has been corrected — this is a single cassette tape, though all material is present!)
Limited to 75 hand numbered copies.
Civil Duty is Beau Wanzer & Shawn O’Sullivan, bringing raw banging acidic techno crushers. This is a live performance captured at the Corner label night in Los Angeles on 01.25.14
Limited to 50 hand numbered copies.
Dark cinematic synthscape compendium cassette to their upcoming Throne of Kanada LP
Limited to 50 hand numbered copies.