Heaps of new stuff from Mylene Sheath, Twice Removed, Spectral Haze, The Cosmic Dead….!

New stuff….

 

Spectral Haze – I.E.V.: Transmutated Nebula Remains LP (one copy left available to reserve. They are on their way, not in hand yet) $23

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/spectral-haze-i-e-v-transmutated-nebula-remains-lp

 

Aeges – Above and Down Below LP (trans green with gold splatter vinyl /100, one left) $29; CD (one left) $14

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/aeges-above-and-down-below-lp

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/aeges-above-and-down-below-cd

 

Minot – Equal / Opposite LP (all variants available, ltd qtys) $29; CD $14

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/minot-equal-opposite-lp

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/minot-equal-opposite-cd

 

Jacob – Sines LP (one one copy left available to reserve. Black vinyl. They are on pre-order from the label, not in hand yet) $42

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/jakob-sines-lp-special-price

 

A whole array of Twice Removed Records releases. Drone/ambient/experimental CDs. Bulk deal – $45 for any 5 releases posted to Australia, $50 world

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/twice-removed-records

 

The Cosmic Dead / Guardian Alien – Split LP $34

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/the-cosmic-dead-guardian-alien-tunnel-channel-vol-1-lp

 

Hobbledehoy presses of Caspian – Waking Season $34, This Will Destroy You – Another Language $34 and Arrows – Modern Art and Politics $32

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/hobbledehoy-records

 

In Zaire – White Sun Black Sun LP repress (one left) $26

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/in-zaire-white-sun-black-sun-lp

 

Recent arrivals…

 

Essence Music CD releases from Expo 70, Up-Tight and Nadja

Sunfighter tapes from Bookmaker Records

Dave Cintron related (Myra Gale – self released; No On – Lighten Up Sounds released)

Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand – All to Pieces 12″

Cosmic Dead CDs from Paradigms Recordings

 

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/

New stuff from Sound of Cobra, David Cintron and Bookmaker Records!

A few new things in stock.

Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand – All to Pieces 12″ from Sound of Cobra $25
In Zaire – White Sun Black Sun LP repress from Sound of Cobra $26
Sunfighter – Golden Eagle of Illumination cassette from Bookmaker Records (limited to 30) $10
Myra Gale – Égiga Goramen CD from Biological Records (limited to 12) $12.50
David Cintron – No On CD from Lighten Up Sounds $12.50
Reserves being taken for the Australian press (/500) of This Will Destroy You – Another Language LP from Hobbledehoy Records $34

Sounds to be found in each listing

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/

Mylene Sheath goodies, Cosmic Dead and more from Paradigms Recordings, ODAWAS LPs from Bookmaker and glorious Essence Music CDs!

It’s been a while, but finally we have some new Mylene Sheath jamz for your listening pleasure. In a new development at the label, we have the first cassette release by the Sheath. Constants main-man Will Benoit steps away from his usual rock haunt, and provides us with an intimate insight into his creative left-fieldism with his Living Phantoms release ‘Shiver’. The mighty Pelican grace us with a little slab of 45rpm instru-rock gold, we have brand new songs from a brand new post-hardcore/alt-rock band in San Angelus (featuring a bloke from Pelican), we have the gloriously understated Dust Moth EP on 12″ vinyl and CD; plus restocks of Caspian’s Tertia and You Are The Conductor LPs.

 

Pelican 7" from The Mylene Sheath

Pelican 7″ from The Mylene Sheath

Living Phantoms - Shiver cassette from The Mylene Sheath.

Living Phantoms – Shiver cassette from The Mylene Sheath.

Dust Moth - Dragon Mouth CD & 12" EP from The Mylene Sheath

Dust Moth – Dragon Mouth CD & 12″ EP from The Mylene Sheath

San Angelus 7" from The Mylene Sheath

San Angelus 7″ from The Mylene Sheath

Caspian from The Mylene Sheath

Caspian from The Mylene Sheath

 

Let The Cosmic Dead into your world. Let the mighty riff’n’drone take you to the far reaches of time and space. Let Paradigms Recordings bring you ever closer to infinite bliss. This can be achieved, and The Cosmic Dead will guide you there.

The Archipelago Rises is once again, very proud and honoured to be stocking releases from that most impressive label, Paradigms Recordings. In our latest batch, we’ve got the CD presses of all The Cosmic Dead full-lengths, including the never-before-released Orbiting Salvation! Back in stock is the Self-Titled release, which started this whole new world off; The Exalted King, now on CD since we’ve looooong sold out of our previous cassette version from Dub Ditch Picnic; EasterFaust, previously only available on LP via Sound of Cobra (we have one of those left too!) and as mentioned, Orbiting Salvation, brand new to the physical format. As with all Paradigms Releases, they are beautiful things. Wondrous things. Things that will change your mind about the world we live in.

The Cosmic Dead - Self Titled from Paradigms Recordings.

The Cosmic Dead – Self Titled from Paradigms Recordings.

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The Cosmic Dead – The Exalted King from Paradigms Recordings

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The Cosmic Dead – EasterFaust CD from Paradigms Recordings

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The Cosmic Dead – Orbiting Salvation from Paradigms Recordings.

 

Also from Paradigms Recordings we have releases from Wailing of the Winds, a psychedelic-folky-trip-out of the highest order; Aidan Baker‘s double CD ambient works opus ‘Loop Studies’ and restocks of Titan‘s ‘Untitled’ psyche behemoth.

Wailing of the Winds 'II' from Paradigms Recordings

Wailing of the Winds ‘II’ from Paradigms Recordings

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Aidan Baker’s ‘Loop Studies’ double CD from Paradigms Recordings!

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Titan’s ‘Untitled’ opus from Paradigms Recordings.

 

In some glorious news, The Archipelago Rises will now be stocking releases from our Brazilian brothers-in-music, Essence Music! To celebrate this new marriage, we have the latest 3 releases from Essence Music – Expo 70 ‘Virtually From The Unknown’, Nadja ‘Queller’ and Up-Tight ‘The Night Is Yours’ – and if you use the code ESSENCE during checkout of your order, you’ll get 20% off your Essence items! Code lasts for 1 week only, so get in quick!

Nadja - Queller from Essence Music

Nadja – Queller from Essence Music

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Expo 70 – Virtually From The Unknown from Essence Music

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Up-Tight – The Night Is Yours from Essence Music.

 

Michael J Tapscott, the man behind the incredible ‘Good Morning, Africa’ LP release Bookmaker put out a little while back, is back again with his alter-ego-band ODAWAS. ‘Casting their gaze into the cosmos, the present finds Odawas crafting songs of the future to deal with the past. Drawing from the later novels of science-fiction visionary Philip K. Dick, songwriter Michael James Tapscott adapts campfire stories of personal narrative and vicarious observation for the frozen flames of Ichthys. Across these interstellar structures of human plight, producer and arranger Isaac Edwards paints galactic swaths of cinematic scope and delves deeper into the sonority of the organic and synthetic, from the dim-lit ache of resignation in “Home,” through the epiphanic vastness of “What If Our World is Their Heaven?” With Reflections of a Pink Laser, Odawas extends a stigmatic hand and with a flash of the eyes invites you, dear listener, on an epic journey from innerspace to the outer limits.’

In some unfortunate news, the sleeves arrived to me with seam splits at the top and some of the corners are a bit bumped. Seems the postal services didn’t think this package was worth handling with any kind-of care. Whilst the vinyl is perfect, the splits at the top measure a centimetre or so. The price has been reduced to accommodate.

ODAWAS - Reflections of a Pink Laser from Bookmaker Records.

ODAWAS – Reflections of a Pink Laser from Bookmaker Records.

All links have listening samples for you to dive into.

Essence Music CD releases!

Crossing the ‘T’s and dotting the ‘i’s for a future stock partnership between Essence Music and The Archipelago Rises! Whilst we wont get the limited boxsets, we will be getting the regular CD editions in! 🙂 Let me know if there are any releases in particular you would like, and I shall get them in for you! Here’s the complete list of stuff that’s available. I will definitely be getting the Expo 70, Up-Tight and Nadja releases. If you want something else, msg me and I’ll get it in for you. Very, very reasonably priced too! 😀

EXPO SEVENTY – Virtually From The Unknown
UP-TIGHT – The Night Is Yours
NADJA – Queller
CIRCLE – Soundcheck
CIRCLE – Prospekt
AIDAN BAKER – Noise Of Silence
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. – Live In Occident
DRAKH – Bethlehem
NADJA – Autopergamene
MERZBOW – Camouflage
NORDVARGR – In Oceans Abandoned By Life I Drown…
ATOMINE ELEKTRINE – Nebulous
BORIS – Soundtrack From Film Mabuta No Ura

Coming soon!!

Blue Tapes, La Piramide di Sangue, Sound of Cobra, Twice Removed Records and more Carsick Cars!

The Archipelago Rises is very pleased and honoured to be stocking the latest 2 releases from Blue Tapes. We have been fervent supporters of the UK-based Blue Tapes label since their inception with Matt Collin’s sublime release The Grin Without The Cat or The Cat Without An Outline (blue one). With Blue Tapes releases, you get a fully immersive audio and visual experience, captured within the ‘archaic’ analog joy of cassette. To be sure, every release comes with a download code so you can listen to the glorious wonders within on whichever medium you choose. The art and music co-exist in perfect unity, delicately and painstakingly compiled by Blue Tapes into a sinuous whole.

Tashi Dorji

Blue Tapes has this to say about Tashi Dorji:

‘It doesn’t sound like a guitar. It sounds less like an instrument, in fact, than many voices – swooping and surrounding the listener. Whispering lovely nonsense-poetry in one ear while its shadow quietly circles you and then shouts abominations in the other ear. Except it is a guitar. One guitar. All recorded live, improvised, with no edits or overdubs.

What’s more, this is Tashi Dorji’s first ever electric guitar release. His previous cassettes and download albums have stoked up feverish praise from fans. In a recent interview feature on Tashi in The Wire, Ben Chasny was so impressed with Tashi’s gorgeous acoustic improvisations that he formed a label – Hermit Hut – specifically to put out Tashi’s music.

Ben Chasny – one of the greatest guitarists of the 21st Century!

And it didn’t end there, guitar shamans from Sir Richard Bishop to Bill Orcutt have been lining up to pay their respects. As to how well Tashi makes the transition from acoustic to electric – it sort of simultaneously sounds nothing and everything like his previous releases. Which means it is EXCITING. It’s no less communicative than that minimal coding of acoustic guitar data, but the sound now shimmers and flutters and fades in and out and crashes in tones of pure gold. It could be the best thing this guitarist – already one of the very best of his generation – has recorded so far.’

 

Plains Druid

..and what they say about Plains Druid:

‘blue eleven is more than two hours of sound on one bursting-at-the-seams cassette. It is the natural sequel to blue eight: Katie Gately in that we had no agenda for it other than to drown in it.

blue eleven, by synth mage Plains Druid, is the most immersive music we have released so far. In truth it’s not even so much “music” as sustained aural narcotic – you can dip in and out of the two sides much as you may dip in and out of consciousness. It sounds REALLY good on headphones as you’re falling asleep – the odd beat or squirming-in-the-red flare of synth-distortion snagging a hook into your dreams and suddenly jerking you up through several layers of subconscious. When it does that, the hallucinations get super great. “Super Real Islands” is Plains Druid’s title for this release. If the four compositions that make up this release are islands, then they’re under several leagues of not-water. They have the ability to rise and lower themselves at will and are mostly sentient aqueous flora.It’s swarming with sonic detail, so much of which is flittering and swooshing around the peripheral vision of your 3rd eye that trying to track each movement becomes irrelevant. Instead, just plug yourself into this ecosystem and hit the mute button on your thinking brain.’

You can check these and the other Blue Tapes release we have in stock (LostPoet) here – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/blue-tapes

 

La Piramide di Sangue ‘Sette’ LP

 

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From Sound of Cobra:

LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE – “The bloody pyramid” – is a seven musician ensemble from Torino, Italy. The sound of the band is built on two guitars, two basses, one clarinet, one synth, several effects, drums and percussions.

There’s a rich history in psychedelic music, and we all know it. The best trip is always the one yet to be embarked upon. And each trip is different from the one before. You can’t jump into the same lysergic river twice. Don’t even try. Instead, prepare to be washed away by the sonic waves of „Sette“ – a sunbaked stoner trip for both the funky freshman and the psychedelic veteran.

The latter may find traces of Santana’s „Caravanserai“ or Embryo’s „Reise“ when listening – as well as some strong Spiritual Jazz vibes, resembling the Phill Musra Group and the likes. It’s all there and much more.

SETTE
Torino is a city crammed with dark apartment buildings. Layers of smog is hovering above and below the skyline, and people’s life stories accumulate like filth along the sidewalk edges. Misery and a sense of abandonment is the feel of Torino. But from the ashes, there is also rebirth. It comes in waves.
From aged peeling buildings, laundry and more lives are hung. Fumes rise up from basements. Everywhere people are smoking,
Living in Torino is like being in a film that makes the lungs impermeable. People smoke and drink. Less often, they eat. Always hanging out.

“Sette” seems to sound like that. Dirty and volatile. Like a gas. The album possesses the nobility of dilapidated buildings and their toothless allure. It shares with Torino the subversive power of a family-like union among musicians, semi-musicians and friends that have contributed in so many different ways to this project. It’s not immobile. It throbs by day and coughs at night.
LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE returns to Porta Palazzo, the square in Torino, and the black centre of a city whose grip, as if in a torture scene, they cannot break free from.

Torino’s mixed-blood parents have all traveled the road that stretches from North Africa up through Reggio Calabria in the south of Italy. Those guys at Porta Palazzo market know it all too well, they’re the proof of what really happened. Layer upon layer, generations of refugees and exiles accumulated. They are the true spirit of this nurturing city that did not refuse them. Every hole, every attic, every space was taken up. LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE has mixed blood too. And the seven instruments combined serves as,a symbol of alchemical transmutation. In much the same way, this record becomes a nocturnal road movie through neighbourhoods redrawn by time, dragging the listener further and further south of heaven. It speaks no language and may even be a hallucination: After all, “Sette” does not only mean the number “seven” in Italian, but also “cults”.

 

Snoqualmie Falls

 

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From Twice Removed Records:

Snoqualmie Falls are Jeff Stonehouse and Alicia Merz. Jeff is based near the South Downs in West Sussex, UK while Alicia is from the Waikato lowlands surrounding Hamilton, New Zealand. Jeff has released solo material under the name ‘Listening Mirror’ on various labels, in different parts of the world including Hibernate (UK), Cooper Cult (NZ), Twice Removed (AUS) and Dronarivm (RUS), as well as a few self-released albums. Alicia records solo material under the name ‘birds of passage’ and has released 3 albums on the Denovali label in Germany. She has also worked with The Dale Cooper Quartet and Aidan Baker.

Snoqualmie Falls was formed two years ago when Jeff and Alicia discovered each other’s music by chance, and contacted each other to see if a collaboration was possible. The music is a combination of Jeff’s treated guitar drones and field recordings and Alicia’s ethereal and haunting whispered vocals. Their first EP ‘Red Fire Dark’ received excellent reviews:-

“Reverb-drenched swirls imbue the title track with a dream-like aura as blurry washes and Merz’s haunting whisper emerge from the music’s mists. The material’s slow-motion unfurl envelops the listener, drawing him/her helplessly into its seductive realm via the music’s incantatory power” Textura

“…it creates such wonderful soundscapes. Rich in melody and mood the two songs feel far longer than their unfortunately brief running times would suggest. Gradually moving they seem to span out into eternity continuing in an absolute bliss. Vocals add additional layers of humanity into the mix softly half-spoken and sung. “ – Beach Sloth

Their first full length album – ‘Dream Sequence’ – envisages an hour long journey through the soundscape of the dream world in which Jeff and Alicia, although physically separated by thousands of miles, meet to share their secrets and write their songs. “Close your eyes and imagine a walk through an ancient forest, the wind stirring the high branches, pine needles under your feet, A cabin. A sad girl sings a beautiful song, whilst her companion idly picks at his homemade guitar. We are Snoqualmie Falls, and this is the soundtrack to our dream life. Where we’re from the birds sing a pretty song, and there’s always music in the air.”

A second, more conventional, song based album is currently in its early stages.

 

Carsick Cars and Flavor Crystals!

 

Carsick Cars and Flavor Crystals

From Tenzenmen:

A Tale of Two Threes

After an auspicious run of activity, including two critically lauded albums on venerable indie Maybe Mars, sharing bills about the globe with alt-godfathers, Sonic Youth and slots at All Tomorrow’s Parties and Primavera Sound, Beijing indie-noise wunderkinds, Carsick Cars slipped into a well-deserved, five year, auricular hibernation of sorts, only to return in dramatic fashion this spring with a new rhythm section and 3, their most fully realized long player, to date. Yoko, a revved-up outtake from the Hamish Kilgour/ Pete Kember (a.k.a. Sonic Boom) produced sessions which spawned 3, marks a distinctive, stylistic departure for the band, who momentarily dial down the noise in favor of driving repetition, clean, Figurines-esque vocals and an anthemic, balls-to-the-wall resolve that unexpectedly launches the track into the stratosphere upon its incessantly rhythmic conclusion – an unequivocal, left-field indie-pop gem of a tune, if there ever was one!

On the flip side, Minneapolis psych-rock vets, Flavor Crystals, offer up Mirror in My Mind, a drone smeared, carefully considered, morotik ripper that mines the depths of exploratory shoegaze with aplomb, not unlike an auditory visage of one of Frederik van Eeden’s exercises in lucid dreaming. The band’s most recent full length release, a triple LP psych monster, coincidentally titled Three [Mpls. Ltd.], may well be one of the more criminally overlooked wax platters of the past couple years – self-engineered and produced by the band following a lengthy US tour in support of like-minded sonic sojourners, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Three captures Flavor Crystals in a vulnerable, metacognitive state and the results are nothing short of staggering!

 

Zenjungle from Twice Removed Records in stock now!

Zenjungle

 

The first of May brings us the new release from Twice Removed Records, Leaving Stations by Zenjungle.

Athens-bred saxophonist and composer Phil Gardelis aka Zenjungle is back with a trippy train triptych, released in an edition of 50 copies. Traveling with Phil Gardelis, at least in the given endemics of the album’s boundaries, is a thoroughly arcane and intense affair; veiled pianos, translucent guitars, shedloads of effects and swooshing particles as well as the artist’s signature instrument, the tenor saxophone, meet, mesh and depart with field recordings, accidental noise capsules and phantom frequencies. The magnitude of field recordings suggest this album to turn up at a certain Exotica Review Archive by the look of things, but this earthen realness is transmuted along the ride and pieced together with a specific genre which I preciously would not have placed Zenjungle’s music in: New Age.

– Ambient Exotica (a snippet of the full, glorious review. Click below to read the full blag:

Ambient Exotica

New Cosmic Dead vinyl, Twiceremoved Records CDs and Kosmonaut tapes!

PSYCHE ROCK update

 

Yes, that’s right good folks, the latest Cosmic Dead release ‘EasterFaust’ has landed! Another scintillating Sound of Cobra release, and just in time for Easter too, we’ve got a bunch of copies, on fancy colour vynylz and stuff for your psyche freakout needs. The Cosmic Dead need no introduction to those within any kind of earshot of the current psychedelia movement. Fans of Bong, Earthless, anything from the wonderful Thrill Jockey label, everything from the utterly marvelous Cardinal Fuzz label, Mugstar, Carlton Melton, Eternal Tapestry et al will lap this up like its nobody’s business.

 

In more Sound of Cobra news, the new album from La Piramide di Sangue will be appearing here soon as well. Entitled ‘Sette’, this is the bands 2nd offering, and if you guys got onto the debut ‘Tebe’, you’ll know that this will be something special. As usual stocks will be limited, and you have the opportunity to reserve a copy if you dont want to miss out. Coz you dont want to miss this.

 

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/the-cosmic-dead-easterfaust-lp
http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/sound-of-cobra

AMBIENT EXPERIMENTAL update

We’ve got some new jamz in from Twice Removed, our favourite WA experimental label. Check the shop out for these latest releases:

Dane P Yates – ‘Rasasvada’ CDr
Andreas Brandal – ‘Seance’ CDr
Andrea Ricci – ‘Blend’ CDr
Zenjungle – ‘Leaving Stations’ CDr (coming 1 May)

All available albums have links for listening.

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/twice-removed-records

We’ve also got a couple of Kosmonaut tapes in stock now. The first release from this synth explorer to the outer limits ‘The Dilation of Mother Cosmos’ and the more recent ‘Green’ cassette released through Avant Archive. Very limited numbers.

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/artist/kosmonaut

Brown Snake Kills Dog will soon be releasing their very first slab of vinyl. Through a proper label and such! 2208 Recordings will be pressing a 7″ lathe, containing 2 tracks which are a precursor to our first full-album release to come out later in the year through Black Horizons. More info soon….

INDIE ROCK update

Carsick Cars, those wonderful post-punk-popper-rockers from Beijing have released their 3rd album, appropriately titled ‘3’ through the venerable Tenzenmen. CD and LP versions available! Carsick Cars are essential for your summertime sunshine jamz!!

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/artist/carsick-cars

New Ash Borer and Ruin Lust LPs!

Today we have some new stock (finally….) in the shop. Some pearlers too. Psychic Violence have supplied us with vinyl copies of the latest Ash Borer 12″ EP ‘Bloodlands’ and the self-titled full length from Ruin Lust (featuring the Fell Voices drummer). Two albums of utter heaviness, but within that realm, two completely different beasts.

Ash Borer continues to outshine many of their contemporaries release after release and ‘Bloodlands’ continues this search for black metal perfection. A stunning release. If one was not familiar with Ash Borer, ‘Bloodlands’ is certainly worthy of the beginning of the journey. Likewise, for AB fans, this is obviously, essential.

Ruin Lust features the drummer from Fell Voices. Fell Voices is another of current crop of forward looking black metal bands, but Ruin Lust is not that. It is probably the single heaviest, sickest, downright bludgeoning record we’ve ever stocked. You’ve been warned.

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/ash-borer-bloodlands-12
http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/ruin-lust-ruin-lust-lp

As a further treat for you vinyl lovers out there, we have one, I repeat, ONE copy of ‘Bloodlands’ on the limited grey colour. 200 of these were pressed and they are long gone from the source labels (Gilead Media and Psychic Violence). Don’t pay silly ebay and discogs prices; you can buy this copy from me for the same price as the standard black version. There are no holds or reservations for the grey vinyl. First come, first served. If you want to collect this from me in-person, I will refund the postage you pay during checkout.

Locrian – Return to Annihilation

I wanted to write a few words about the latest Locrian album, Return To Annihilation. Whilst I wont be able to stock the record in The Archipelago Rises, I at least wanted to draw your attention to this masterpiece. If you’ve not heard of Locrian before, and you’d be forgiven (just barely, though) if you hadn’t, they are a metal/noise/drone act out of Chicago and have been plying their trade for the best part of the last decade. A slew of tape, CD and vinyl releases have been ushered unto the world and all have been critically acclaimed; if not publicly consumed. Comprising Andre Foisy and Terence Hannum, Locrian have also hosted a few collaborators along their journey. The last few releases has seen Stephen Hess become a fully-fledged 3rd member of the group, joining Locrian on the The Clearing release and now, Return to Annihilation.

Whilst Locrian may not be so well known, a situation totally un-befitting of the incredible creativity these gents eschew out of every pore, Return To Annihilation should put paid to that. Locrian’s debut release from a huge label (Relapse Records) sees them bringing a much more accessible album to the masses. Deftly crafting elements across the board of ‘metal’ genres, the album ebbs and flows between drone bliss, black metal blackness, post-metal juggernaut and instrumental beauty. Extensive use of Moog enhances the trippy feel but does not overstate its influence; it blends with the guitar and noise work seamlessly. Stephen Hess contributes driving work behind the kit which not only adds another dimension to the Locrian sound, but almost changes it completely. I say almost, because that unmistakable Locrian sound still remains ever-present, its just the added percussion really does enhance the whole. The pieces of sound art have now morphed into ‘songs’, and whilst I personally, have never had a problem consuming Locrian noise-art, this 3rd piece to the puzzle will help enable the uninitiated to dwell in the majik that this record delivers in spades.

If you have a penchant for creative, experimental music, have an open mind to the creative use (and misuse) of all instruments, whether machine based or human, Return to Annihilation is an absolute must-have record. A fully-immersive experience, and one that should be listened to with that ethos in ear.

A heap of new releases in stock

For those following this blog, I have been real slack recently and haven’t updated this for a little while. So here are all the new releases we’ve got in store since the last blog post.

Art of Burning Water – Love You Dead LP (Superfi Records)- http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/art-of-burning-water-love-you-dead-lp

Art of Burning Water – This Disgrace LP (Superfi Records) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/art-of-burning-water-this-disgrace-lp

Atomic Cries – Suspended Between The Mouth of God and the Fist of Man 7″ (Svart Records) –  http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/atomic-cries-suspended-between-the-mouth-of-god-and-the-fist-of-man-7

Brown Snake Kills Dog – Thicker Fog CDr (self released) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/brown-snake-kills-dog-thicker-fog-cdr

Daighila / Grinding Halt – Split 7″ (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/daighila-grinding-halt-split-7

El Eje Del Mal / Inquiry Last Scenery – Split 7″ (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/el-eje-del-mal-inquiry-last-scenery-split-7

Fan Zui Xiang Fa – Self Titled 7″ (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/fan-zui-xiang-fa-self-titled-7

fun – 1/3 7″ (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/fun-1-3-7

The Gar – City of Burning Identities (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/the-gar-the-city-of-burning-identities-cd

Good Throb – Good Throb 7″ (Superfi Records) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/good-throb-good-throb-7

Hark – Mythopoeia 7″ (Superfi Records) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/hark-mythopoeia-7

Henryspenncer – Saturn CD (Bookmaker Records) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/henryspenncer-saturn-cd

Keller – Keller tape (Blue Tapes) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/keller-keller-cassette

Kosmonaut – Green tape (Avant Archive) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/kosmonaut-green-cassette

LostPoet – Acapellas 4 The Culture tape (Blue Tapes) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/lostpoet-acapellas-4-the-culture-cassette

Nick van Breda / zzzounds – Split  7″ (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/nick-van-breda-zzzounds-split-7

Oliwa – Naturalia CD (Twiceremoved) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/oliwa-naturalia-cd

Oscillotron – Eclipse LP and CD (Cineploit) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/oscillotron-eclipse-lp

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/oscillotron-eclipse-cd

RL:ZZ – Phantom Silence CD (Witch Sermon Productions) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/rl-zz-phantom-silence-cd

Skip Skip Ben Ben – Sacrifice Mountain Hills CD (tenzenmen) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/skip-skip-ben-ben-sacrifice-mountain-hills-cd

Various – Silent Death CD (Metal Zone Distro) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/various-silent-death-cd

We Lost The Sea – The Quietest Place on Earth 2LP (Birds Robe Collective). Marble blue and black vinyl available – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/we-lost-the-sea-the-quietest-place-on-earth-lp

Winters in Osaka – Heptagon tape (Midnight Sea Records) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/winters-in-osaka-heptagon-cassette

Zoltan – First Stage: Zoltan LP (Cineploit) – http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/zoltan-first-stage-zoltan-lp