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ZZ69
Rien Virgule
La consolation des violettes
Double Vinyl
2021




Suite à la disparition de Jean-Marc, l’un de ses membres, personne n’aurait su dire si le groupe allait continuer. Les principaux intéressés, AnneMathias et Manuel, non plus. Quelle réponse donner à une telle épreuve ?

Sur les contours du deuil, la vie s’écoule, et en rejouant de la musique à trois, une évidence s’imposait : c’était la même sève incandescente qui pulsait entre eux, celle qui irriguait les sillons de leurs deux précédents disques, celle qui fascinait le public à chacun de leur concert et en faisait des événements. Et avec elle vint l’envie de se remettre à l’ouvrage et de se lancer dans un troisième disque.

Alors que l’album a pour titre un vers tiré d’un haïku ('la consolation des violettes'), cette forme poétique à la brièveté radicale, il choisit à l’inverse de s’étirer, de s'affranchir des contraintes du simple vinyle et de pleinement déployer ses ailes pour atteindre une envergure inédite.

Quand le haïku peut de déclamer en un souffle, la musique de Rien Virgule en déchaine une multitude, façonnée par les parcours de ses membres qui, à la manière de White Noise, ont longtemps louvoyé dans des pratiques expérimentales avant de livrer leur vision très personnelle de la pop.

On prend toute la mesure de l´ambition du groupe qui sur cette durée peut enfin mêler, grâce à une véritable science de la narration, des morceaux écrits où on jugerait apercevoir les volutes mélodiques d’un Robert Wyatt, à d’autres issus de séances totalement improvisées. Ces dernières étant découpées et recollées, à la manière de Teo Marcero pour les albums de Miles Davis, jusqu’à composer des fictions de laboratoire avec la bande magnétique.

Jean-Marc avec son instrumentarium bricolé aura légué sa part de chaos aux autres membres du groupe, qui continuent de faire résonner avec délicatesse un fatras de métal et de verre brisé comme autant d'étincelles de vie.

'La consolation des violettes' est un univers tissé de travellings au bord du gouffre, de poèmes tracés au fer à souder et habité d’un élan de liberté viscérale, vibrante et intimement bouleversante.

 

Musique : Mathias PonteviaAnne Careil & Manuel Duval 

Enregistré & mixé par Manuel Duval à la Grange Cavale (Chenaud) en 2020 

Pochette : Anne Careil  

La République des Granges, Permafrost, Zamzamrec, Murailles Music

LP out September 10th 2021


zamzamrec.org/RienVirgule.html



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ZZ68
Orryx
Ifera
Cassette
2021





 

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ZZ67
AHRKH
Bliss Waves, From The Heart Realm
Vinyl
2021





AHRKH is the solo project of A P Macarte, multi-instrumentalist member of Salford's critically acclaimed noise experimentalists GNOD (Rocket Recordings).

Using Modular synthesiser, field recordings and voice, often performing live with video, light manipulation and visual collaborators, AHRKH explores the relationship between sound and consciousness , and it's ability to invoke altered states that touch the intangible within us, offering an opportunity to transcend our present reality.
Highly informed by his own spiritual practice of daily Vedic Meditation, Vedic philosophy and sound's power as a healing tool for inward inquiry, Macarte defines that the goal of his music is to “traverse the infinite expansive panorama within ourselves and discover ultra-dimensional transportation methods via sound".

Primarily a live performance project performing in the UK, Europe and USA,
alongside luminaries, and peers alike, in recent times AHRKH/Macarte has been expanding his sonic scope into the Therapeutic realms of sound, studying at the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST), one of the most highly regarding and prestigious institutions in the field, combing his contemporary electronic tools alongside traditional intuitive instruments such as Gongs and Crystal and Himalayan Singing Bowls, lending his sounds to installation works, Yoga classes, live film soundtracks, sleep concerts, meditation sessions and other such immersive sound experiences.

AHRKH also produces a monthly radio broadcast GOLDEN RATIO FREQUENCIES from highly popular NTS Radio, and runs a "Micro-Label" under the same name serving as a holistic sound facilitator, providing a platform for music, art and aural ephemera of a “Vibratory” quality.

AHRKH has performed music and immersive sound events in UK Europe and USA including Supernormal Festival, Temple Sessions London, Manchester International Festival (MIF) and 24 Hour Drone New York.


zamzamrec.org/AHRKH.html







ZZ66
Surprise Barbue
Kabukicho
Vinyl
2021






The synth duo Kevin Valentin and Benjamin Moutte have a proper appreciation of their wares, something that the ominous plunge of their opener solidly demonstrates. It mindscapes a lovely tensive herald, spiralized in jewelled splashes and a subtle creep of melody that glitters its periphery.
A drama that twists in ‘Cerf-Souris’ ’ unfurling keystrokes, as a sweetened glaze of fluorescent curls fireflies your head with cinematic frames and tapering shapes.

You get a real sense this duo are jigsawing a reactive whole, playfully musing a chemistry of betweens. The floaty drift of Chanson pour un Bernard L'Hermite full of accented mirrors and complimentary shapes that snugly cushion or nourish in deflective fancy. The way the title track - Kabukichō (named after Tokyo’s
Red Light district) nostalgically nods to early 80’s video games as that noir nibbled elastic slips into vaporising transits and fracturing azures, staples its simple undulating core in expectant horizons and wavering temperature.

The Blade Runner-esque cover art really fits well with the music as that regal progressive of Le Triomphe de Neptune seances the opulent orb of some lo-fi Mozart - its mercurial arpeggios seemingly plucked from Jean-Jacques Beineix’s diva. That icy synthetic of L'Arche de Noé’s tight-rope too, slowly seduced in chorusing melody then curiously accelerated in secondary sweeps that hungrily wash over like a Vangelis nose bleed. Its inquiring shapes sculpted in glittery euphorics, suddenly grabbing the
regal zither of the previous track to elevate them in a glorious array of ‘come-down’ curves.

A tempered afterglow picked up by the twilighted Elizabethan dance of Robin Le Délicat - then silence - skillfully re-animated in this low slung industrial rasp. A colourful layering that psychedelically falls through your mind in coptering contour and dead piano pins as that cowbell continuum is constantly harassed in roasty ‘Guru-Guru’ grandeur. The kind of album exit that makes anticipation for more, all that more pressing.

Michael Rodham-heaps - FreQ

 

zamzamrec.org/SurpriseBarbue.html

facebook.com/surprisebarbue/



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ZZ65
Sathönay
Hello Sunny
Cassette
2021




Hypnotic journey through strangefolk desert yellow sky alignment.

These tracks have been recorded solo in the course of 2020.
It is not a lock down journal although the last touches have been added
during these strange times.
It’s mostly instrumental, just the electric Saz and electronic gadgets, different techniques, set ups, mindsets. Quite raw, sometimes improvised.

Pointillé cabossé abîmé Transformé annulé Supprimé

A lot of the material are adaptations of the band version of Sathönay.
First and foremost : François Virot, Léonore Grollemund (who plays the cello solo on Garip Gayda), Frank Testud as well as Damien Grange and Léa Maquart.

Some themes are also vaguely inspired by traditional melodies of Thrace, Greece,
Azerbaijan and all the buzzing and clicking and roaring of our alienated lives.

You can also hear some ready-made cassette loops produced by Zercheun records.

Music by Nico Poisson https://sathonay.wordpress.com
.......................................zamzamrec.org/Sathonay.html
Artwork & Stamp by Suka Mabuk https://sukamabuk.tumblr.com

 



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ZZ ***
Lullabies
Compilation
Double Cassette
2020




"GO TO SLEEP GO TO BED GO TO SLEEP GO TO BED
MAKE UP DREAMS IN YOUR HEAD
GO TO SLEEP GO TO BED
GET SOME REST
IT'S BED TIME"

WHAT'S HAPPEN WHEN LULLABIES BLOOM FROM EXPERIMENTAL, SOUND PIONEERS, ECLECTIC VISIONARY ARTISTS?

ZONOFF & ZAMZAMREC INVITED CLOSE/ORBITING MUSICIANS TO CELEBRATE CHILDREN'S SLEEPING TIME.

THEY COLLECTED 180 MINUTES OF NEW MUSIC AND COMPILED A MAGIC RAINBOW DOUBLE CASSETTE BOX SET.

TO HELP YOU AND YOUR KIDS TO FALL ASLEEP...

TO DALIA, ZELDA AND ALL LILL STARS

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ZZ64
Pascal Dickens
For Joy
Cassette
2020



Pascal Dickens - For Joy

Pascal Dickens is taking us over to the deep landscape of the outside and inside world. Surrounded by trees, he's whispering stories, opening our hearts and souls.
Radical mood and setup : Voice, guitar, birds and living noises.
Unplugged ballad through supra-natural feelings.
Very intimate celebration of love and pain.

Time-traveller minstrel new-folk storyteller, PD sings ,,For Joy`` ())(~*

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zamzamrec.org/Pascal_Dickens.html

instagram.com/pascal_dickens/



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ZZ63
Henry Collins
Prepared Rain
Cassette
2020





'The whole world is a drum kit’
-Attributed to Paul Burwell (1949-2007)

"During these ever stranger times we find ourselves in, the pure, joyful racket of Henry Collins is a well needed tonic and distraction.

The pleasures I have found in his remarkably varied practice over the years is to feel lost in his playfulness and unpredictability, his sublime sense of all that is seemingly silly and absurd, while retaining a remarkable authenticity and distinct originality.

For this recording he has assorted a number of objects in the outdoors which he describes as a ‘drum kit for the sky’. Objects and microphones are moved at the Artist’s whims, while a heavy downpour of rain and ‘intermittent guttering drips’ create a variety of textured rhythms and cacophony.

So dear listener it’s time to leave your preconceptions and prejudices at the door.

I hope you get thoroughly soaked listening to this.

Let it wash over you."

-Mark Anthony Pearce, 28/07/2020, Bristol.

soundcloud.com/henryliamcollins
zamzamrec.org/Henry_Collins.html

henryliamcollins.co.uk/




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ZZ62
UCBM
United Color Of Black Metal
Cassette
2020




United Color of Black Metal is the duo of Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy (Pneu, La Colonie de Vacances, Tachycardie, Futuroscope) and Guillaume Brot.

Oscillators, transducers, microphones, outdated objects, two people, fermented fruit juice without additives, percussions, humour in the colours of the project and a very special tool, chance.

Nothing is foreseen, not even the music. Nothing happens by chance, except maybe all things that happen to everyone, all the time.

United Color of Black Metal is not a coincidence, UCMB embodies coincidence in its music.

zamzamrec.org/UCBM.html

soundcloud.com/ucbm
youtube.com/watch?v=QBJSz9Nh1Ak&t



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ZZ61
Gnod / Zohastre
Split
7''Vinyl
2020





 

*DING* GOING DOWN...

Underground commanders GNOD take us SUB-terranean with their most upfront electronic cut to date; 5 minutes of FUK'D & BOMB'D unrelenting SKUZZCORE DUBNOISE. Full-tilt bodyshock (b)assault. Wave after wave of aural static wash over, hitting you like an A.I. neural-network hacked & fed a strict diet of Nurse With Wound and 144p Youtube uploads of '07 Coki dubs. Hoods-up, belch & splutter NERRRNERRRRNERRRRRRRR, necksnap-skudge of the highest order.

Over on Planet B-Side, Z.O.H. dive right in with a militant snare-drum rhythm, marching steady ahead over the cliff-edge to a nu-niverse of bass-jumping, free-wheeling U.F.O. I.D.M.
Dino-avian squall & foghorn drone versus delirious breakbeat pandemonium: elevating into cross-eyed digi-trance before reaching ecstatic bagpipe equilibrium.
Imagine if you will: a Silver Apples club-cut for Rephlex, or Black Pus jamming with Yamatsuka Eye?

gnod.bandcamp.com/
ingnodwetrust.tumblr.com/

zamzamrec.org/ZOHASTRE.html
youtube.com/watch?v=0iuUZs7H070





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ZZ60
FLF
fume flamme ce feu me dit-il
Cassette
2020




CREUX DE DEUX FEU FEU

"MEMBRE D'ENNEMIS DE LA RÉALITÉ/ DÉPARTEMENT DE LA PARTIE ÉMERGÉE DE L'ICEBERG TEMPORAIRE VAGUE D'HUMIDITÉ ET DE SABLE CORRESPONDANT À UN PUZZLE DE BRUITS SUR K7 COMMENTÉE
VOIX/MACHINE À LARSEN ET RESSORT AMPLIFIÉ"


youtube.com/watch?v=qbx8b-VwwyI

opprobre.bandcamp.com/
renardiv.over-blog.com/



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ZZ59
Alahuta
Corps-pi
Cassette
2019






"Chapelles oubliées, personnes disparues, presqu’île enclavée"

Mystique, mystérieux, profond, intense, sombre, magistral, autant d'adjectifs qui vont comme un gant au combo Alahuta, originaire de Cherbourg. Ce trio bien aiguisé sait se saisir avec brio de l'instant présent, faisant surgir un monde balayé par les vents, un paysage lunaire, habité par les esprits des morts. Ceux-ci savent danser bien sur et seront invités à la fête dès la première incantation de ce groupe d'ores et déjà incontournable.

youtube.com/watch?v=rNjpI-8WWyA

alahuta.bandcamp.com/



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ZZ58
Tresque
Tendresse, encore
Cassette
2019






With "Tendresse, encore", Tresque brings back his music, his "idea-of-techno", to a distant evocation of the dancelfoor. Recording the last breathes of dying loudspeakers, he builds complex micro-grooves on an ever present bass pulse, in a single long ghostly - and tender - piece.

Tresque it’s the name of an almost forgotten medieval dance turned into “an idea of Techno”. Laurent Peter aka d'incise enters the dance floor - site of the gathering - from the side, with an eye on traditions, construction of reality and fantasy, and the tension between statism and evolution.

Coming from an extended artistic career as improvisation and experimental musician, Tresque returns to his roots that lie in dub music and the sound system culture. The pulse has been growing, slowly and deeply, shaping an idea of groove by reducing it to a simpler and shorter form. In circular movements, Tresque carves his music out of samples and amplified noises using dub techniques and influenced by musique concrète.

dincise.net/tresque
soundcloud.com/tresque







ZZ57
Rien Virgule
Le Couronnement Des Silex
Vinyl
2019







For factual purposes, you might wish to know that Rien Virgule come from southwestern France, but by all accounts it's as useful to think of them as nomadic.

The four-piece – Jean-Marc Reilla, Manuel Duval, Anne Careil and Mathias Pontévia – released their debut album Trente Jour À Grande Échelle in 2015 and toured prodigiously, planting their giallo-goth synthprog flag in the haphazard French out-rock underground.

Le Couronnement des Silex takes the band no closer to any sort of scene based context but it's an alluring deep dive in it's own right the five songs are intense, gloweringcreations that feel like the aural equivalent of a death stare. Pontévia's drums, loose yet insistent like a depunked version of Budgie in The Banshees, butt heads with Careil's ice-solemn vocal and a glut of synths.

It's hard to ascertain who's playing what part, with Reilla, Duval and Careil sharing credit for the latter, but they vary from church organ creeepers (“Zanne Neil Velluto”, “LaVisite Aux Animaux Plâtrés”) to juts and judders of circuit-bent flotsam (“Tactail”, found at a most enjoyable nexus of Goblin, Portishead and Throbbing !gristle) to haughty spacerock sweeps (“Mariage Des Pôles”). “La Peau Noire” opens with dub bass and morphs into a psychedelic punk dervish over its eight minutes.

When Careil pitches her vocal up and the keyboards are jostling for position, the results are something like The Residents soundtracking a funeral.

Le Couronnement des Silex, though, goes beyond its arguable touchstones and marks Rien Virgule out as a fine, strinking and unpigeonholeable entity which could and should find an audience beyond the French DIY network.

The deathly pall the band cast here has a tragic postcript however. Reilla, who built his own synths and also played in avant garde orchestra Un, died a few weeks after the release of this album. If it's to be Rien Virgule's last, they go out in black clad style.

youtube.com/watch?v=-hhdaJlu66o

rienvirgule.jimdofree.com







ZZ56
Surprise Barbue
Super Barbue
Cassette
2019





Surprise Barbue est un duo dont la musique fait honneur aux synthétiseurs et à leur infini potentiel. Nappes cosmiques, arpeggiatteurs hypnotiques ou tranchants, mélodies denses, textures brutes, le caractère de chacun des ces claviers et machines s'exprime de façon propre pour nourrir ce flot synthétique. L'ensemble prend des formes plus ou moins libres et élastiques (car tout est joué en direct), mais conserve l'apparence de morceaux et pièces sonores distinctes. De là découle un aspect narratif et cinématographique, chaque set ayant une couleur et des ambiances bien définies.

youtube.com/watch?v=YdoTysRcC6Y

facebook.com/surprisebarbue/



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ZZ55
Ocean Floor
Dream of the sleeping stones
Cassette
2018





This album emerged from journeys between Bristol and Saint Aignan. Recording sessions at the rural French home of Zamzamrec combined with solitary synthesizer explorations in Bristol to produce electronic soundscapes evocative of dream-logic and alien terrains.

It is a pleasure to be working with Zamzamrec again after 'Jupiter' in 2014, my debut release. The label has established a rich catalogue of sonic exploration since its beginning in 2011, and I hope this album will continue the tradition.

It is a sonic accompaniment to the dream world, unfolding in six stages of euphoria, desolation, horror and wonder.

youtube.com/watch?v=9_l3BGqdOvk
youtube.com/watch?v=DAZbzvn3TuA

oceanfloor.bandcamp.com/
oceanfloor.org



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ZZ54
Solar Skeletons
The Greedy Raven
Cassette
2018






Dear Earthlings,

In 2006 Solar Skeletons rided their astral horses to land on earth, more precisely in Washington D.C. because some guys they met who were roaming around the sun told them the supposedly chief of the planet was there.


Their aim is to guide humanity to its final redemption and finish the work of heliogabalus and his gang, venerating the almighty monolith in order to penetrate the black sun.

To achieve their mission they've chosen the musical weapon without any limit of genre to bring as many humans as possible to understand the solar message.
Pagan Gospel Black Metal, Minimal Ex-Stasi Techno, Death Blues, Bakery Doom, Lofi Abomination, Disco Zombie, Arabic Wave, Transcendental Neo-asian Scapes and much more.....

solarskeletons.com/




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ZZ53
Zohastre
Pan and the master pipers
Vinyl
2018






Chanting, bagpiping goodness from Héloïse Thibault and Olmo Guadagnoli

And indeed, pipes are very much in the mixer on the debut LP by Zohastre, a duo of French-Italian psychedelicists. Perhaps mercifully, they’re not pan pipes – rather, it’s the immersive, quavering wail of bagpipes which enlivens ‘Strange Starry Night’ and the title track of this five-song scorcher. A smart fit for Zohastre’s general belief in the power of the drone, which they’ve already proved several times over: Héloïse Thibault runs the marvellous tape label ZamZam and records solo as H., Olmo Guadagnoli as Uiutna; both also play in H.U.M. with Mark Wagner.

Pan And The Master Pipers is their crowning musical achievement to date, live drums and analogue electronics interlocking, spiralling and, essentially, rocking without ever sounding rockist. ‘Birds Oracle’ fizzes along in a fashion akin to Excepter or Black Dice at their zenith, with a throbbing synth riff that could have graced some early 90s German trance obscurity; Guadagnoli’s percussion takes a turn for the free and bizarre on the title track, before the sound of the reeds drifts in o’er the misty hills. And ‘Forest, Forest, Forest, Forest, Forest’ spins its heady krautrock rush out for ten minutes, the FX-fucked vocal chanting in the last few of those placing a ritualistic cherry atop a glorious postcard from the European prog/space/noise/psych underground.

youtube.com/watch?v=rUKcT8Zotc0

zamzamrec.org/ZOHASTRE.html



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ZZ52
c_c
Brumas, Nieblas, Neblinas
Cassette
2018





"My name is Eduardo Ribuyo. My stage name is c_c. So you can put whatever you want after c and c. I make electronic music, often saturated, at least, when i play live... For one of my first concert, I wanted to find a small lamp, just to have some light on my machines in the dark. And at the store near my house, they didn't have any small lamps. They only had mini strobs. So I bought one and tested it that night, a long time ago, and I liked it! For me, since I'm always looking at my machines, and they are basically illuminated by the stroboscope, I feel like it creates an effect, where I sort of loose it a bit. I'm used to play in front of the stage, among the people. I need to hear exactly what the people are hearing. I feel weird being far and not at the same level. It's also kind of an “ethical” thing, if you will. When people talk about trance and meditation, The states I'm in when I play, it feels like that sort of thing. One thing's for sure, I became a little addicted to that sensation. The rhythm boxes, even the effects pedals, the mixer, to me, they are part of the instrument in their own right. The venue's sound system, amplifiers, or even the room, all that is the prolongation of my instruments. I have several rhythm boxes, and a few little synths that generate sounds. Then all of that goes into my mixer. From my mixer, I have two effects outputs, That allow me to send the sounds that are generated, into the effects pedals. Then, the effects go back to the mixer, through over inputs. So it creates a loop and generates a sound on its own. And it's the same phenomenon as with a mic in the air, A mic with a speaker : feedback, larsen. To me cassettes are quite natural. First, because I use them. Also, my mixer is a cassette four-track. So for me, cassettes are not a thing of the past, Since I use them today. And also, I like this sound, a bit amiss, warm, a little crushed..."

soundcloud.com/c_c

 

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ZZ51
Zim Zum
zim zum
Cassette
2018





Granite dance with astrological synthesizers.

zimzum23.bandcamp.com




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ZZ50
Dead Lincoln
Out / In
Cassette
2018






Bedroom recorded drone and electronic music
from the heart of Texas.

soundcloud.com/dead-lincoln

deadlincoln.bandcamp.com




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ZZ49
Refurinn Kitsune
Spacelight Shines Through Us
Cassette
2017




Isthme improbable entre deux eaux : à bâbord, le minimalisme mélancolique d'une pop vocale fantasmée ; à tribord l'électro-bricolage d'une passionnée du son. À la fois intime et ludique, évanescent et terrien - par ses échos, ses accrocs - Refurinn Kitsune est un fragile jeu d'amour et de hasard, contenant un parfait dosage de folie.

youtube.com/channel/UCTzZQlvg15Sfsv8zaJ57yJQ

facebook.com/refurinnkitsune/






ZZ48
Outlaw Compound
New Primitive
Cassette
2017





Yannick Franck (Orphan Swords, Raum, Idiosyncratics label) has a severe multiple personality disorder, sometimes one of them materialises as a new recording.

The album NEW PRIMITIVE by OUTLAW COMPOUND is inspired by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition, exotica, cocktail culture, magick and other manifestations of the escapist tendencies that characterise modern times. The fascination of the industrialized world for a widely fantasised state of primitive innocence that it perceives as a lost paradise.

nsnwrdsnsgls.blogspot.com/





ZZ47
BBLL / Regis Turner
Split
Cassette
2017





Experimental Electronic, Lo-Fi, Synth-Pop, etc.

bearboneslaylow.wordpress.com/

registurner.free.fr/




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ZZ46
Nibul / Zohastre
Split
Cassette
2017







The Toulouse based duo Nibul (fr) proves that France is still producing the most challenging underground transcendentalism and minimalism up to date. With saxophone and percussion they create tribal, open jams in which they take holy tradition of minimalism from the city to the countryside, the lakes and the mountains. We suspect there must be something channeling in artisanal cheese and wine.

youtube.com/watch?v=SzoqESRvrbE&feature=emb_title

isola-records.com/nibul/

 

Magic and mesmerizing cocktail of melodies, noise, hypnotic and accelerated rhythms. Zoahstre's music is highly inspired and plunges us into a strange and dreamlike universe... They deliver fascinating concerts-rites like strange stellar quarks between cosmic ramblings, spatio-tribal rhythms, spinning bagpipes and beats, sliding glitchiques, drones and electronics from outer space to create an irresistible and whirling ascent.

soundcloud.com/Zohastre



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ZZ45
Compilation
5 Years Yeah Yo
Cassette
2016






FACE /\

Anthroprophh - I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
Střed Světa -pojmenovávání během přemísťování
Microdeform - Unhallowed Descent
Black Tempest - OccultMudra
DJS$hluchT - searchfilter
Negra Branca - ENREDE
Holy Hole - Bosco (live)
Wizard Of - Crust Punk
Johnny Haway - lullaby
Urthsla - Skycramp
MW - HOW TO BE ULTRA SPIRITUAL
Weak Flesh - "ALIVE" IN THE ALL AMERICAN VALLEY
Donald Suck - trip musical complex


FACE /\ /\

Cementimental - absolute appearance of the possibly alarming amplitude altar in the solar system
AYN SOF - GONG GALLERY (M)
Ocean Floor - sleeping stones
Jentle Ben - sticktoyourdreams
Henry Collins - That rich aroma of pencils
Deej Dhariwal - CHASING THE SUN (live)
Nundata - elevator music 2
Malcom Julian Swan - A Failer To Inspire Revolt
Robin Foster - Atychiphobia part one
TWIN - Draven
AHRKH - SEVEN STEPS TO THE SUN
ZOHASTRE - MVTMJSUNP




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ZZ44
Cheval Scintillantes
Sciences et Voyages
Cassette
2016







Un son sorti de la petite tête de chat, étrange, beau, émotionnel, extrêmement fragile et puissant, totalement improvisé et richement atmosphérique. Une musique subtile qui donne des frissons, comme un rêve mêlant fantastique, noirceur et poésie.

chevalscintillantes.bandcamp.com/




ZZ43
Organchrist
X
Cassette
2016







On the third day of the planetary alignment, the Body Vessels discovered the Organ Squid. It was waiting, hidden within the inter-galactic transport machine contracted by the Body Vessels for the transition to the primordial Percussion Ritual. Unbeknown, the Organ Squid as a virtual entity, inhabited the Surrogate Embodiment present at the ritual to perform the transcendental clap Patterns. The Body Vessels interpreted Pattern after Pattern until the feedback loop erased the necessity between the physical and the virtual. The alternate paradigms that were formulated revealed that there would never be a return from this new dimension for both the Squid and the Vessels...

soundcloud.com/organchrist



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ZZ42
Johnny Haway
Vista Kula
Cassette
2016






CHEWING_GUM MENTAL ATTITUDE AND PINBALL MOUVEMENT

'' Una specie di provq d'orchestra impazzita, come se degli aborigeni si fossero infilqati alla scala di Milano e vessero preso il controllo organizzando una danza della pioggia, lo-fi/leftfield electronica tribale post noise experimentale''.

soundcloud.com/johnny-haway






ZZ41
Twin
Hverir
Cassette
2016








This is a truly haunting experience; think Mazzy Star with a whisper of Shelleyan Orphan or Alison Shaw from Cranes, but softer, swollen in the ambiguous. Its language a diffusion of hues, suggestions for your mind to play with, backed by switchblades of horizon that pull at the frame, inverting the scenery in cycling hooks of guitar, droning key-lines, tumbling percussives.A strange inviting atmosphere that holds true for the EP’s opener (and Bumtapes single) “Messiah”. Eleven minutes that literally take your breath away on a sanctum of spiralling guitar and thermal weaves of vocal. A stream of consciousness that opens out in climbing secondaries and beating aortas, the pace suddenly cut back on a “Sugar Hiccup” of Cocteau Twin parallels and swooning multiples. This is powerful stuff into which “Viola Sororia” folds some darker hues. An experimental verve whose shimmering heart solicits a siren call from beyond, churning in tape forwards, Fursaxa-like vibes milking the fiery orche and vivid turquoise sinkholes of this EP’s Icelandic namesake. Delicate vocals that float like diaphanous threads round the instrumentation, shimmer in unison with the eastern tapers of guitar on “Traum” and “Moving Light”‘s slow transits dancing the divine in psychedelic washes and wind-caught chimes. The focus dragging you deeper into the folding expanse of “The Sheltering Sky”, leading seamlessly to the entirely vocal-less closer “Astoria” with its ascending glides of guitar sycamore scarred in a heavy riffage and funnelling dualities. Stoking up a host of heady dramatics before leaving you like a lucid dream, slipping definition in the morning light and escaping across your skin in a trail of goose bumps.

A beautiful artefact indeed.

facebook.com/orryxx/





ZZ40
Zohastre
Quark Star / étoile étrange
Cassette
2016





C'est l'histoire d'un graçon

Il avait toujours la tête dans les nuages
Ou plutôt dans les étoiles

Un jour lors d'une de ses rêveries cosmiques
Il rencontra une comète

Coup de foudre
Ou plutôt coup de Lune

Ils s'aimèrent et ensemble
Ils décidèrent d'aller explorer

L'UNIVERS

soundcloud.com/Zohastre


⚡ ☽


ZZ39
Deej Dhariwal
My Father My Sun
Cassette
2015






They are our lungs
Open me up and see
I am as same, as are you
Roots drinking
Branches breathing
Taken in by light
Exhaled at night
When the rain comes
They applaud
And they glitter
As the sun beams
They share so much
We are their opposites
Im ashamed of our roots

soundcloud.com/deej-dhariwal



( • ))) ≈



ZZ off
FAG radio
Archive Box Set
4 Cassettes / Book
2015






BOX SET COLLECTOR
4 TAPES SELECTION EXCERPTS FAGRADIO SHOWS
FANZINE & COVERS COURTESY OF BATHTUB PRINTING

Fag Radio's Bristol transmissions ran from early 2012 to summer 2015 mainly out of the FAG Studios in King Square Bristol.

Curated and run by Zamzam's H and Olmo, the station broadcast over 80 live performances from visiting musicians and artists over its three year period.

The show also travelled, broadcasting from other spaces and festivals in the UK and Europe before relocating and broadcasting it's last few closing transmissions from 'The Zone' warehouse

zamzamrec/FAGradio


MAGIK


ZZ38
Ahrkh
Tone Mantra
Cassettes
2015






SITTING IN YOUR CHAIR YOU CAN TRAVEL FURTHER THAN EVER COLUMBUS TRAVELLED AND TO LORDLIER WORLDS THAN HIS EYES HAD RESTED ON. ARE YOU NOT TIRED OF SURFACES? COME WITH ME AND WE WILL BATHE IN THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. I CAN POINT YOU THE WAY TO EL DORADO .


youtube.com/watch?v=mY2rEWmAbOQ

soundcloud.com/ahrkh



ZZ37
Střed Světa
Oboustranně dvoudilný
Double Cassette
2015






Before I start making music I see everything as indistinguishable tangle of junk. Drank coffee cup, shredded nat geo, pencil, battery, wooden percussion, incomplete sentence, 4/4 rhythm, accelerated radio glitch, lighter, impossible plan, piece of plastic from chocolate, old cheesy loop, another empty cup, memory of a picture of a dinosaur, scissors, shadows of a daily routine, temperature of the room, paper, carpet, that thing that persisted from a video game, arrhythmic loop, reflection from a window, pineapple, memory of something linked to something else, phone number, that thing that I forgot, cup of tea, coins, loop, half-forgotten dream, dictaphone recording, Monday, spoon, pin, some film from childhood, CD, book, paper with an unreadable text, feather, slowed-down Casio, knife, for what I needed the pin? and another loop. Maybe I should clear it all, but instead, I'm waiting for the next evolution shift that would bring new species of bacteria and fungi which will decompose all of that mess regardless of its origin and prepare it for a brand new ecosystem consisting of mysterious organisms, which will overcome the limits of what's natural, human, digital, technical, animal, physical or mental. In more trite words, my music is based on harmonious/disharmonious or rhythmical/arrhythmical layering of loops, repeated transformations of previous material. Vague memories of what once was called IDM, rave or chill out music. Trying to merging boundaries between that what's naïve amateurish, abstract-experimental, concrete-organic, digital or dusty. Conjunction of reckless coincidence and confused intuition. All of this with a purpose to let you grow a second pair of eyes from your ears.

soundcloud.com/strd-svt

Ӝ


ZZ36
Tipex
Adventures in moder music
Cassette
2015




Husseinites t toi KFC ou eh i ouf jeu mec user Buck ou en ouest Gurdjieff Dyck vu Hg FH hook DRH jour ggff si McVeigh stick SFIO duo cul VK vol ci ci co ckool qui qui s'il WM s'il qui quoi s pi s MMS ou s MD NX LS ni vu CG CD XD VG bu ni mo k vu ^^x

discogs.com/artist/3467785-Tipex

youtube.com/watch?v=X8n7fd3DJqI


(^^)(^^)

 


ZZ35
Negra Branca
Touched
Cassette
2014






Marlene Ribeiro aka Negra Branca has been providing melodic and tonal dreamscapes for GNOD since 2008. She is playing solo and it is beautiful.

soundcloud.com/negrabranca

youtube.com/watch?v=PblbiVXerss




҉҉


ZZ34
Ocean Floor
Jupiter
Cassette
2014





A mixture of minimalist/ambient/modern classical music for harmonium and synthesizer.

oceanfloor.bandcamp.com
oceanfloor.org


۶ѫ




ZZ33
Anthroprophh
ユーフォー
Cassette
2014




この世界の絶え間ない変化と自己を支持して連合の秋、

星から新品種の人生を再び開始できるようにする、私た

ちのすべてを殺すことができます。準備ができて得ること

ができ

discogs.com/artist/3015323-Anthroprophh



۞


ZZ32
Wizard Of
Naive I-V
Cassette
2014


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Wizard Of creates an electro piece of music at heart with this cassette, but there are some underlying factors in it which certainly need to be addressed as well.   There are any number of cassettes out there right now that could fall under an easy “electronic” category that just lets you know they consist of a lot of beeps and boops and all the sounds that come with it.   Wizard Of is a little bit different than all of that else, but they do still have that electronic base. Through the electro bliss, drum machine blurs bring out a unique sound that can be described as smooth.    I’ve only ever heard one song by Fort Minor, which has a video that is pretty cool so I’m sure you know the song, but this cassette just reminded me a lot of that only on an instrumental level in ways.  And I never really thought that song was particularly bad on a musical level, it was just always the vocals that bothered me. But there was always something in the music of that single that translates to this cassette by Wizard Of just as well.   It’s mysticism if you will, the way some skateboarders can pull off tricks and just make it look so easy.   It’s the way you can sink a three pointer and it’s nothing but net.   It’s a home run when the ball seemingly just disappears. Do I need to go on with the sports metaphors or can you begin to understand better now how this isn’t just a piece of electronic music—if you’ll pardon the pun, this is magic.

youtube.com/watch?v=ilcfBAVcQp8

soundcloud.com/wizardof

+----<<<^>>>----+



ZZ31
Black Tempest
Astral Voyages
Cassette
2014


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Feedback/pulse/frequencies -
psychic recycling - noise/knowledge -
yoga/meditation/music/mantra/vibrations -
information systems - random chance electronics - occult physics - undercover science - politics/magic/revolution/evolution -
hypnosis/trance/telepathy - psychedelic overmind - cutups/linear/spacetime/organics



youtube.com/watch?v=odwkrHoN8dA

noiseweb.co.uk/


ꊛꊛꊛ



ZZ30
Mark Wagner
Mental Transmutation Music
Cassette
2014





Un oracle, un roc dérivant d’une galaxie l’autre dans l’incommensurable espace-temps. Initié, il connaît le chant des astres, comme celui des baleines. Il déchiffre les symboles, épouse le vent, la pluie et porte le soleil. Un souffle, un songe, au-delà, la transe. Mark travaille avec des boucles, échos, répétitions, miroirs et autres sources d’émanation de l’Infini. Il s’évade dans des rythmes et des sonorités indéfinissables jouant souvent de longs sets de transport et de méditation sonore. Il mêle expérience spirituelle et multimédia avec le Korè Kosmou, une installation d’immersion audiovisuelle sur les origines de l’univers selon les principes Hermétique ou le Moon RA, un projet « d’illumination, créative et collective » mené par une troupe de musiciens et de projectionnistes qui créent des rituels costumés à vocation transcendantale, dans des églises, temples et autres sites d’élévation acoustique et spirituelle. Next level = Musique Transmutation Mentale.

markwagner33.com/


ھʘ



ZZ29
H / Uiutna
Split
Cassette
2014






CRYSTALS HAVE POWER



Δ ▲

 


ZZ28
Aandreas B / Urthsla
Split
Cassette
2014






"hazed hermit music" RENCONTRE "channeled norsk abstractions"

andreasbrandal.com/

soundcloud.com/urthsla


 ͒   ͒  ᠅




ZZ27
DJ Shlucht
Snakes on a plane
Cassette
2014

 



I'LL DJ AT YOUR FUNERAL

jollo.org/LNT/home/ShlucHT/

ܛ ܟ




ZZ26
buttinelli.A
O.T.A On The Air
Cassette
2013

 






- a suite in two parts from ''Dracula'' -
- a radio drama by Orson Wells for the Mercury Theatre on the Air -

buttinelli-a.tumblr.com/




ZZ25
Druss / Uiutna
Fire is Queen
Cassette
2013





First he clears a small area on the forest floor and then constructs a dull dirt mound that will become his amphitheatre. From here he expertly mimics the individual sounds of all creatures
whether its the chatter of  flocks or individual species alone. He can repeat any sound in the world, all thanks to his syrinx processing inplant. The sounds that he mimics depend greatly on his environment.

Druss is Paddy from GNOD.
He run the Tesla Tapes records label.

teslatapes.bandcamp.com/


Ѩ




ZZ24
Microdeform
Aphelion
Cassette
2013





A persuasive sense of purpose pulls the listener through both sides as various sub-genres of dark electronics run together into a united current.  There are Tangerine, Vangelisian synth-wobs riding over the fuzzed out murk – part science fiction dystopia, part mass for the drowned in a submerged cathedral.  There is thumping industro-grind as machine rhythms emerge from the loops and echoes.  A growing crescendo of tension across ‘side 2’ suggests it isn’t going to end well for the protagonist of this supernatural cyber-thriller.  I picture her looking over weapons she knows to be inadequate with a wry resignation then, coincidentally at the exact moment the Earth is at the furthest distance its orbit takes us from the Sun, the door is kicked in…

Cosmic oscillations mesmeric dark sorcery shrouded in mistmemory recall drift slowly into the ether .

microdeform.com/




⺁⺌⺍⺄


ZZ23
Malcolm Julian Swan
Pheasant
Cassette
2013


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.


This time we are doing a tape of poetry and soft jazz music from a man call Malcolm Julian-Swan who is a man who does poems who sent me his tape to review. I am interested in reviewing this one because it is something a bit different that I've heard before because I don't really listen to much poetry.

When we were doing this review we listened to some other poets who have done their poetry to music, we listened to John Cooper Clarke and Linton Kwesi Johnston and some others and I like hearing these very much because I thought it was very interesting and it made a nice change from hearing singing all the time.

The tape starts off on Side A with cymbals and bass guitar and no poetry, it is all very soft and nice to listen to and relaxing and I think this is to get you in a relaxed mood for listening to the poetry. The poetry starts after a bit with Malcolm saying "My name is Malcolm Julian-Swan and I am an anarchist..." but I didn't know what an anarchist is so we looked it up and found out that it means somebody who doesn't like government and thinks we'd be better off without them. I had a bit of a think about this and I think I agree with that because I don't think much of the government really because they are always making people unhappy but I don't know much about politics so I don't really know if I'm an anarchist or not. This poem and the others on the tape too is like a story and it talks about working at a Christmas cracker factory and how he was told he might get the sack for being an anarchist and then he tells some jokes that I couldn't quite make out and then the poem stops. I thought this was a nice way to start the tape because I learnt what an anarchist is.

The next poem is about somebody shouting "TWAT" out of the window of a car at Malcolm and how angry this made him. If somebody did that to me I think I'd just take it and walk on and i'd probably get a bit angry but mainly I'd just think the person doing it was not very nice and not worth bothering with, I don't let much bother me really. I lost track track of what the poem was saying after that but I will take it home and listen to it more so I can understand it better.

After this one is one about David Cameron on Ready Steady Cook. I don't know much about Ready Steady Cook because I never watch it because I think it's a bit boring and I don't know if he's ever been on it really but I suppose he might have been because David Cameron is the Prime Minister and Prime Ministers are always on the telly. After that there is some stuff about communism which is where things are all shared out and it is like "all for one and one for all" and I think this might be a good thing but I don't know because, like I said, I don't really know much about politics; I do know that I am left wing though because I vote labour.

The tape goes on and talks about some other things then this side of the tape finishes off with more of the nice instrumental music.

On the other side of the tape it starts off with Malcolm talking about the olden days and how violent it was but I don't know much about that because I never saw much violence in the past. He goes on to talk about a violent green man, I thought it was a funny story because the green man gets thrown off a train for being violent. After this Malcolm starts saying; "War and peace and peace and war… and I know this is a book by somebody called Tolstoy that i've heard of. I've never read War and Peace though so I don't know if this book is about it but it is about wars and stuff I think. I think war is a horrible thing and it shouldn't be allowed because they are dangerous and people die.

After this things on the tape change and there is more music on it  and it is not as relaxing because the music is not quiet jazz because it is noisier and sounds kind of like an army marching off to a war because of the drumming. This is quite a gloomy sounding one but I still liked it because I thought it was very interesting. The next one is one without music in it about a school kid called Derek but the story doesn't make sense and is quite funny and mad and I think this is a good thing.

And then after the one about Derek is one about television telling lies and I'm not too sure if that's true but I think it might be sometimes and it is difficult to tell when it isn't. I don't really worry about television telling lies much but I do think it should tell the truth when it's news otherwise people won't know what's going on in the world.

The last one on the tape is Malcolm saying thank you to everybody and that's the end except for a story about a joke in a christmas cracker but I won't tell you what the joke is because that would spoil it.

Overall I think this was a very nice tape and I thought it was good and interesting to listen to the stories that Malcolm tells. They are funny stories that made me smile and made me think about things and I enjoyed listening to it very much. I would give Pheasant 10 out of 10.

Pheasant Poem by Peter Kemp.

I listened to a tape called Pheasant,

It was very, very pleasant,

Pheasants live in the woods,

This tape is very, very good.

 

soundcloud.com/malcolm-julian-swan


༿༾



ZZ22
H
nut/
CD
2013


.
.


((Ceremony, shell and other Secrets))
RITUALISM _DREAM MUSIC_ DE PEUR
Enter the PYRAMID, dephts souls sound levitation 4D
dragon dragon dragon dragon dragon dragon dragon dragon

heloise-zamzam.bandcamp.com/


♥ ))) Δ



ZZ21
Uiutna
Nucleus
CD
2013


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Fluorescent forest on fire ((( rotating drums for black cosmic parades /\ reverberations of magic screams


soundcloud.com/uiutna


• ))) *v* ((( •




ZZ20
Nundata
The Upward-down path
Cassette
2013


.

Extreme Interconnected Serbia

nundata.blogspot.com/  



۩



ZZ19
Gnar Hest
I will Attack You
Cassette
2013




.

THE HOURS DWINDLE TRULY! NE'ER REST, FOUL KINDLING, SPIT MARKS HEAVEN'S DULLED BLADE! YOU MAKE A WHOLLY TIRESOME WHIMPER AT THE DECREE OF BUT ONE STEP, IT DIMINISHES ME; I WIL TRUDGE THE FUCK AWAY!

SWEET LAGOONS W/NEKTR, A TRIP TOO FAR, STOW YOUR RANCID TONGUES AND CHOKE ON THE PUTRID PUKE-AIR, YEH YEH YOU REALLY ARE HORRID PEOPLE

Baahrin T'el Qarahf, E'l Silj Di Fanour Khin, Thahl Bir Fwlln Sitt Gharn Kvel.”

hatesphere.tumblr.com/

 




ZZ18
Holy Hole
Plan Z
Cassette
2013




.

Ambiant Noise Session

ambientnoisesession.tumblr.com/



ZZ17
H / Blackwoods
Split
Cassette
2013




.

Haiku_bijou, sonar
pulse poetry for the ears.


blackhoods.bandcamp.com/



☽♒



ZZ16
Anthroprophh
S.O.A.D
Cassette
2013




.

 

Sonorous nebula.

soundcloud.com/anthroprophh



≶ ≷



ZZ15
Weak Flesh
Joy Thief
Cassette
2013



Harsh joy

youtube.com/watch?v=FRAIDgIugWk

 



☳ ☴



ZZ14
Umanzuki
Sonic Birds
Cassette
2012




Magic Core

umanzuki.tumblr.com/

 





ZZ13
Cementimental
Tim Drage
Cassette
2012




swagswagswagswagswag
ƃɐʍs ƃɐʍs ƃɐʍs ƃɐʍs ƃɐʍs

cementimental.com/

 





ZZ12
Uiutna
Sword
Cassette
2012




(( CORNA . BRIGHT . E WOODS / UM . IM . VOID )))

soundcloud.com/uiutna



ZZ11
Jentle Ben
First Takes
Cassette
2012




1-you smiled 2-mistakes 3-not enough 4-big dreams 5-let you go and drum 6-they say they don't exist 7-trated me bad 8-garbage better 9-just play 10-with your orw 11-bass melodie 12-end now is not easy

jentleben.wordpress.com/




ZZ10
H / Sudden Infant
Split
Cassette
2012

SUPREME ACTION NOISE vs NECROMANTIC 4D

suddeninfant.com/




ZZ09
MXLX
Super Racket Go Zone!
Cassette
2012


giant squid explode fucking colours and ink trip you go like "HOLIE SHIT" and fly paint the walls like so many years ago I forgot the flavour. GO FIND! DINOSAUR MEMMERYZ.


hatesphere.tumblr.com/


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ZZ08
Stuart Chalmers
Shimmering Reflections
CD
2012


Soft loopian waltz of strange flavours and ornamented frisbees, a rich gyration of sonic bric-a-brac that's really hard to shake off... Each track spins a plentiful alchemy, pulled along on light glittering gravities... the stitching constantly unravelling and reconstituting in ever exotic directions and warped collusions... A whir of oddness that holds your attention, in a champagne lustre that bounces your ear in sweet and effervescent déjà vu's...'

stuartchalmers.bandcamp.com/


⠄ ⠅ ⠆ ⠇


ZZ07
H
Astro Soda
CD
2012


Monogram Hologram entity – oscillating between theta and beta brain-states, practicing mesmeric audio gestures, H ventures far out to reach magical spheres. Epic vibe, drones and fuzz, mangled tapes and murky keyboards, H go hiss and say
FUCK YOU I'M PLANET.

zamzamrec.org/H




ZZ06
Sean Derrick Cooper M.
African Witchcraft
Net
2012


P y r a m i d .F e r e v e r

youtube.com/user/TheOdessa12


/^\


ZZ05
Donald Suck
Remintonoise
Cassette
2012


AUTISTIC FUTUR


//


ZZ04
Uiutna
)))v(((
CD
2012


Piccolo rituale divinatorio questo disco,

Dove un vate un po’ cavaliere errabondo interpreta i segni

Dopo aver sbattuto la testa da qualche parte.

Segni che sono anche graffiti preistorico-fluorescenti:

Appaiono sempre in gran quantità laddove passa Uiutna.

discogs.com/artist/791024-Uiutna


)))v(((


ZZ03
Uiutna
Unicorn Dream
CD
2011




Indie arrow lightning, psychedelic guitar and overlap melodiesupward. Doom and Tarantella

soundcloud.com/uiutna


)))/|\(((


ZZ02
H
Horizonic Rain
CD
2011


Feeling like we're on a train careening trough a tunnel in a jungle on Saturn!

discogs.com/artist/2330452-H-8

^^


ZZ01
H / Uiutna
Split
Cassette
2011



An untitled split cassette tape release and the debut release on the new Zamzam Records label, run by H, a UK-based French national, who arrived on Bristol’s underground scene in January 2010, after several years of studying fine art, teaching arts, and performing experimental music in caves and garages in Geneva, Switzerland. The tape comprises one side by H, showcasing her live show in Bristol on 24 Sep, 2011, (when the artist was thrust onto a bill with Factory Floor, Anika, Hype Williams), and the other side by (the also-Bristol-based) Uiutna. Infinite Limits recommends this title to anyone interested in lo-fi and improvised soundscapes. Indi-bizarre-electronic. Ritual-shoegaze-etc.

Close your eyes, bang your head, UIUTNA sounds like loud geometry made out of wood. Western gamelan or hypna-hop or whatever the night has just told him.

Neo Kundalini, H is depicted as having ten arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons and a lotus flower, maintaining a meditative smile, and practicing mesmeric audio gestures.

)))Δ(((