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R. Stevie Moore – Me Too
Before the likes of Ariel Pink, The Animal collective & John Maus; R. Stevie Moore was making odd, off- kilter pop & singer songwriter music that mixed all manner of genres in a quirky & often ramshackle, but strangely inspired manner. This fabulous compilation brings together of a selection of his work from the mid 70’s up to the early 90’s.

Splinterskin – Wayward Souls
Splinterskin is a one-man project who offers up macabre, horror fuelled, autumnal simmered & strummed dark folk. “Wayward Souls” is the projects debut album and it takes you deep into Splinterskin’s sinister,atmosphric & at times darkly fairground wonky sonic world.

Folkstorm – Sweden
Following on from Cold Springs Reissue of the punishing & nihilistic “Victory or Death”; this is another worthy reissue from Folkstorm’s back catalogue. The album was originally released back in 2004 in an ltd form – but this is the deserved first unlimited pressing.

Tarwater – Donne-Moi La Main(OST)
Donne-Moi La Main is Tarwaters first foray into soundtrack craft & it finds them creating a highly enjoyable & often memorable mixture of electronics & rural instrumentation; which easily mangers to work as a stand alone release in its own right away from the film.

Hyadningar – The Weak Creation
Hyadningar are an often speedy, technical, yet grim melodic French black metal five piece & The Weak Creation is their second full length. And though there not as ‘out-there’ or as experimental as some of their country mens take on blacked metal; this is a consistent, well executed & often epic slice of black metal craft.

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Josh Lay – True Mask
True Mask is an engaging & atmospheric sonic psychodrama in four parts that takes in elements of brooding & gritty cinematic noise matter, panicked yet atmospheric black art guitar flays, grim & emotional pained black metal growls, and generally troubled grimy ambience & pained/ atmosphere heavy noise matter.

Isolrubin BK – Crash Injury Trauma
Isolrubin BK was Brian Williams (of Lustmord) carcrash themed industrial & noise project & this is a much deserved reissue of the projects one & only album from 1993 which sees William brew-up a very grim & violent mixture of car crashing samples, sirens, smashing glass, screams, car & crash related dialogue sanples, and all manner of car crash related sonics.

Vomir/ Selymes Viragszirom – Self titled
This is a crudely & violently coarse two way Hash Wall Noise split between Frances notorious blacked bag Vomir & Polish now sadly defunct project Selymes Viragszirom. Each project offers up a twenty mintue or near example of high-end blacked HWN.

Starving Weirdos – Into An Energy
Into An Energy finds the Starving Weirdos offer up quite a sleek , often lushly produced & filmatic take on their atmospheric, distinct improvised & heady psychedelic soundscapes.

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Sturmpercht – A wilde Zeit
A wilde Zeit is not the new album from Sturmpercht the masters and inventors of alpine- folk form; but it’s a fairly wonderful and consistent collection of odd’s and ends by the band which comes in near the 80 minute mark & offers up 18 varied tracks.

Il Cielo di Baghdad – Export For Malinconique
When glockenspiel is listed among the instruments it’s not very likely that things will become rough. Italian indie group Il Cielo di Baghdad indeed aim for more dreamy sounds, full of melancholy.

Fecalove – Filth
Filth stands as one of the most effective, perverse and grimly atmospheric yet approachable to none noise-ears work by Italian noise sleazy master Fecalove; so far in his short but prolific career. It finds him mixing in moments of clear vocals, bent yet memorable industerlized electronic beats scapes and a seedy atmospheric edge to his mix of noise and power electronics.

Anthony Patera & Robin Fox – End of Daze
End of Daze is a wonderfully brain frying electro attack which takes in electro-acoustic elements, manic multi-layered electroinca that’s both highly precise and jarring with the odd risers to more noisier overloaded territory here and there too.

Striborg – In The Heart Of The Rainforest / Misanthropic Isol

This is the next chapter in Displeased records reissue series of old albums by Striborg -the prolific and often avant-garde touched one man Black Metal project from Tasmania. This one brings together In the heart of the rainforest which originates from 2000 & Misanthropic isolation from 1998; both which were original released in very ltd CDR form at the time.

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Hoor Paar Kraat – A Whisper In The Sow’s Ear
This 3 inch cd finds surreal sound smiths Hoor Paar Kraat in a more horror filled droney, ritual, hypnotic and mainly field recording stripped mind set. With the 3 pieces on offer here concentrating on sinister manipulated gong, feed back and singing bowl tones.

Alex Tiuniaev – I Knew Her
I knew her is one long gracefully, majestic and building 40 minute track that mixers together soundtrack string soar, electronics, synthetic choir elements, ect

Various Artists – Zelphabet Vol E
This is the 5th letter volume compilation from the Zelphabet label this time as the title suggests taking in artists beginning with the letter E. We have five tracks on offer here one from each of Ed Osborn, Elliott Sharpe, Emil Beaulieau & Evil Moisture.

Nahvalr – Self Titled
Nahvalr is the grim and dense black metal meets noise project by the two minds behind the superbly lo-fi retro goth 80’s pop meets doom project Have a Nice Life.

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Kyle Bobby Dunn – Fragments & Compositions Of Kyle Bobby Dunn
Fragments & Compositions brings together six breathtaking, exquisite and often melancholy tinged tracks of drone craft and minimalism that utilize classical strings, piano,subtle electroincs & field recordings.

Rehab – Man Under Train Situation
Rehab is the new project from John Hegre(Jazzkammer & Noxagt) & Bjørnar Habbestad(PHO, Lemu & N- Collective). Man under train Situation is the duo’s first full length and it’s a manic ride into guitar improv, noise matter, quirky electronics, Cut up expansive sound scaping/ ambience and general controlled chaos.

Peste Noire – Folkfuck Folie
The wonderfully entitled Folkfuck Folie is the second album from distinctive sounding French Black project Peste Noire who line their blacked craft with touches of NWOBM, punk, prog and all manner of bizarre & surprising edger’s.

Xela – In Bocca Al Lupo
In Bocca Al Lupo(in the wolfs Mouth) is the third full length album from Uk electroinca/ experimental one man project Xela. It finds J.P Twells (Xela creator and type label boss) slowing, blacking and making more cinematic his sound. Following on from the horror tinged tone of his last album The dead Sea, but dragging things down mostly into a darker and dense black ambient tone.

Striborg – Black Desolate Winter / Depressive Hibernation
Black Desolate Winter / Depressive Hibernation is the next chapter in Displeased records reissuing of old albums by Striborg -the prolific and often avant garde touched one man Black Metal project from Tasmania. These two albums come from 2005 and were originally released Asgard Musik and make up near on an hour & twenty minutes of suffocating grimness.

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