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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

 

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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!!

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
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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

TARDLS003, Witch Sermon, Twiceremoved, Gustav Franklin and more

The Archipelago Rises DownLoad Series number three is up and running. We’ve got a noise rock number from Winters In Osaka, short but sweet. It’s a pretty cool thing, and shows a divergent side to WiO’s usual noisier-side-of-the-spectrum output.

Limited to 40, this goes out with every order of a new item from The Archipelago Rises.

Righty then, we’ve got some new stuff winging its way down here. As always, very limited stocks:

Anonymeye – Six Improvisations for Computer and Guitar 3″CDr (Twiceremoved, limited to 150)
Linear Bells – Esther (Twiceremoved, limited to 100)
Gustav Franklin and Anna Kinbom – MARS500 CDr (self-released, limited to 20)
Plankton Wat – Mirror Lake LP (Sound of Cobra, limited to 300)
RL:ZZ – Shrine cassette (Unrest, limited to 120)
RL:ZZ – Fragment cassette (Phage Tapes, limited to 100)
Winters in Osaka – Last Days cassette (self released, compilation-type release)
Winters in Osaka – Further Beyond CDr (self released, compilation-type release)
Various – Seance dbl cassette (Worthless Recordings, limited to 100, check the mental here: http://www.discogs.com/Various-S%C3%A9ance/release/3574376)
Astro/Winters in Osaka – Reverberating Forest CD (Phage Tapes/Dismantle Records, limited to 500)
Quiet Steps – Secular CD (Tenzenmen)
Birdstriking – Birdstriking CD (Tenzenmen)
White – White+ CD (Tenzenmen)
Mr. Graceless – The Tree Ever Green CD (Tenzenmen)
Brown Snake Kills Dog – Others See What We Are Blind To CD and cassette (album constructed by Andy Lippoldt (Witch Sermon, ZZ, Persistence in Mourning, Winters in Osaka, RL:ZZ) and myself, utilising real instruments, fake computers and the tractor-beam of the internet, limited to 50)

The Tenzenmen, Twiceremoved and Brown Snake Kills Dog stuff will be up in the shop very soon, the rest are on their way.

I’m more than happy to hold things for people. In fact, some items have already been held, so please if you want something, let me hold it for you and I’ll email when it lands.

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International Shipping back up and running in the bigcartel store

Hey all, just a quick note regards the infernal monolith that is Australia Post. The good news is we are up and running again with international shipping through the bigcartel store. The bad news is their international rates have changed once again, so I’ve had to remove individual shipping rates for each item and have added an International Shipping product in the store that you need to select on top of your purchase (if you’re not getting yr item shipped to an Australian address). You will pay the amount of shipping that listed with each item you buy + the International Shipping option in order to get yr item sent.

This may end up seeming like a lot of money, and if you buy multiple LPs, it WILL be a lot of money. HOWEVER, whatever you pay over and above what Australia Post will charge to ship yr item(s), WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU. That is The Archipelago Rises shipping promise. The MAXIMUM shipping any buyer will pay when buying stuff at The Archipelago Rises will be the EXACT postage charge Australia Post charges me to send the item(s).

You can read more about it here:  http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/shipping-enquiries
There is a SHIPPING category in the Label section which has both international shipping options:  http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/shipping

REMEMBER, the maximum you will ever pay for shipping through The Archipelago Rises is the exact cost Australia Post charges to send the item.

And, after we make all the calculations, and yr still unhappy with the shipping cost, I will only be too happy to refund your total order before it gets sent out.

New stuff in the shop

Arktika – Heartwrencher 12″
Caspian – Waking Season DLP
Dead Dragon Mountain – Huddled Masses Under the Burning Sky tape
Jagernaut / Terlarang 7″
Muse – The 2nd Law DLP
Number None – Strategies Against Agriculture tape
Persistence in Mourning – Absent God / Sleeping Giant tape
Persistence in Mourning – God is Not Here CD
Snapline – Future Eyes CD
Snapline – Phenomena CD
Sutcliffe Jugend – Blue Rabbit CD
Torturing Nurse / Automating – Split tape
Vomir – Processing the Wall tape
X is Y – Never Sever + LP 2CD

 

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New stuff in from Vendetta Records, Sound of Cobra and re-stocks of Linear Bells

Howdoo all
Just a quick one to let you know of the most recent arrivals we’ve had here at The Archipelago Rises. I’m going to keep these blog posts quite short from now on as the larger posts with all the photos, links and music samples make the thing run very slow. Head on over to the bigcartel site and you’ll see pics and be able to listen to samples there.

VENDETTA RECORDS

First up, Vendetta Records out of Germany have sent us a bunch of gnarly heaviness for you to grimm out on:

Batillus – Furnace LP

Batillus / Whitehorse – split 12″

Batillus / Hallowed Butchery – split 12″

Salome – Terminal DLP

Austrasian Goat – Paved Intentions DLP

Sutekh Hexen – Empyraisch 12″

Hot Graves / Whitehorse – split 7″

Check them out here: http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/vendetta-records

SOUND OF COBRA

We’ve started a new thing with Sound of Cobra, so we’ll be stocking their various psyche mindwarp releases as and when they’re available. Coming soon will be the new Expo 70 / Ancient Ocean split and Dead Skeletons single sided 12″, but at present we have the ultra-super-duper La Piramide Di Sange album ‘Tebe’. So definitely worth yr attention

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/category/sound-of-cobra

LINEAR BELLS – Summer Haze CD

Re-stocks, but only a few, so if you missed out last time (when they sold out in less than 24 hours), get in quick now!

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/artist/linear-bells

 

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