Four new LP's out now! another 3 part of the first PAN series,
+ a very special vinyl release by Schimpfluch-Gruppe (Joke Lanz & Rudolf Eb.er)
ILIOS 'Kenrimono' LP (PAN 4)
'Kenrimono' is a type of pachinko machine for advanced players which gives certain privileges during the course of a high-risk game.
This LP is entirely based on field recordings and manipulations made from sounds in pachinko parlors in Kansai area, Japan in 2007.
A very intense and meditative atmosphere to be played at maximum volume.
Active since the early 90's in sound art and image, ILIOS has been exploring the extremes of sound and image derived phenomena.
Through constant change in his sound palette touching and surpassing the limits of the sound spectrum he definitely advocates for an
anti-career. By 2009 ILIOS has performed more than 170 times in various venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, South and North America,
pushing the space and body resistances to a hard test pursuing a state of alert for the human senses. He has done studio and live
collaborations with the likes of: Francisco Lopez, Jason Kahn, Keiichiro Shibuya, Mattin, Michael Gendreau, Norbert Möslang, Coti K,
Xabier Erkizia (Billy Bao), Julien Ottavi, Bernd Schurer, Ralph Steinbruechel, Takehiro Nishide, Tzesne, Thurston Moore amongst others.
Since 1997 he runs Antifrost, a publishing label for sound media with more than 40 works published to date.
BLOOD STEREO 'Your Snakelike King' LP (PAN 5)
Brand new release from Brighton mongs Blood Stereo, duo of Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance. 'Your Snake Like King' picks up
where last years 'The Magnetic Headache' left off, a shape shifting and strange mix of tape collage, free vocals and electro-acoustic
mischief. Midnight to 3am recordings fueled by grape and smoke conjour up a blurred narrative, the meaning of which is never quite
clear, like weird off camera sounds in some tripped out movie.
"Anal fins tucked in tight behind them, Blood Stereo look like a pair of ill-kempt roosters, fighting over a doughnut. The guy rooster is
jibbering in some unknown tongue, turning his face inside out, while shoving the microphone slowly through a hole in his cheek. The girl
rooster appears to be pecking at him, either that or she's picking at various trash they have strewn around the stage. Every time she
ducks her head there is the sound of a jet passing overhead. But when you look up at the sky there is no sign of a comtrail. After a
while you think you are starting to get a handle on what they are doing, but the guy falls down and starts doing a spazz
dance so utterly convincing you begin to worry about him. Then the girls starts screaming and it seems as though something is really
profoundly wrong. And it is. But it's not like they're in any kind of trouble. They're just wrong, y'know? So savagely wrong from every
angle that it's really tough to imagine there 's anything you could do to really help them. As if they'd even want in. In their masks or
out, they sow confusion like wheat." - Byron Coley
DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE 'Frequency Conquistadors' LP (PAN 6)
Words are more often then not the point of departure for many works of Das Synthetische Mischegewebe. The track - titles here stem from
‘El Mundo Alucinante’ de Reinaldo Arenas, which itself is inspired by François-René de Chateaubriand’s ‘Mémoires d'outre-tombe’. It is about
time rather than history and about being in history. Having lost the war of time, the only thing that remains to do is being, and here we go,
‘being infiniment exigent’ in it’s means of expression.
DSM began in Berlin armed with a visual education from the early 80's. They quickly became part of the international industrial cassette
scene. Composing for light installations with open-reel machines, cassette recorders, microphone and guitar fuzz boxes with both loud,
quiet, occasionally full blast and frequently sneaking in little sounds, all alternating within a few seconds, create an electroacoustic anti-
music. With unusual concerts in the underground network as well as in high art institutions and museums (such as Centre Pompidou) and
later on with performances for mixed media installation, exhibitions and conferences on cognitive science and neurologic research related
topics, the group toured with changing casts since the early 80's, and participated in international festivals throughout Europe and the US.
Since 1982 they continue to produce vinyls, CD's and tapes on many international labels:
Discos Esplendor Geometrico, RRRecords, Hypnagogia, Vinyl-on-Demand, Auf Abwegen, Harsh Reality Music, Equation Records,
Das Cassetten Combinat and many others.
Live and recording collaborations with musicians such as: The New Blockaders, Ralf Wehowsky, Frans de Waard, Ios Smolders,
Zeitkratzer Ensemble, Artificial Memory Trace, ERG, MSBR, Toy Bizarre, Roel Meelkop and others.
All the LPs are limited editions of 330 hand-numbered copies and come in a poly-lined inner sleeve.
They are packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a two-tone silk screened pvc sleeve with interweaving geometric designs.
JOKE LANZ & RUDOLF EB.ER 'Akustische Aktion' (Essen) – Zurich 1991 (PAN 91)
"A dinner is a dinner:
Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) & Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock) bite, chew, smack, gulp and slurp in order to tickle your ears
and your digestive system. Instead of decay and corruption, Lanz and Eb.er deliver a true and undiluted composition of this existential
act of annihilation.
We believe that, what we are doing, is right, because we are endeavouring to remain true. We want to create no false illusions, no sickly
aesthetic or anything beautiful. We want to find things that we are not even looking for and we wish to unite them together to form a new
reality." - Joke Lanz & Rudolf Eb.er, 1991.
This historical document of an early Schimpfluch Gruppe performance is an absolute must for fans of actionistic noise and performance-art.
It is packaged in a pro-press folded cover including all information and photos which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with
the text from the original documentation of the perfomance.
Extremely limited to 200 copies only!
A co-release with Absurd's http://allnoisesswelltogetherinlandscapes.blogspot.com
All 4 LP's are mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M and pressed on 140g vinyl.