Category Archives: Psyche

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

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

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

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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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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

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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!!

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!

 

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

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 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

 

June 2012 – Kickstarter projects The Archipelago loves!

Just a short post on some cool happenings Kickstarter-wise.

 

CHROME CRANKS – Aint No Lies In Blood

If ya’ll got onto the successful Chrome Cranks kickstarter, you should have your signed records by now! Ours arrived last week and true to form, and to the legend the Cranks are, the album RIPS. RIPS NEW ARSEHOLES. Totally awesome, dirty garage rawk.

If you didn’t go the kickstarter, you can order the new record here:

http://www.munsterama.com/site/index.php?lang=1&mode=search&term=CHROME%20CRANKS&type=artist

 

IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE

There’s 13 days to go on this bad boy, and a further $1198 (as I type this) out of $5000 to go! To say its been going well is an understatement to say the least. THANKS goes to ALL pledgers and all FUTURE pledgers when this thing gets funded!! If you’re a vinyl nut (and chances are if you’re reading this, you are) there are only 2 left of the vinyl option. 2 only!!! So get in, secure your beautiful piece of wax and let’s get these psych-rock-desert-trip-out dudes funded!!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/innis/its-not-night-its-space-and-their-first-lp

 

THE ILLS

Relatively unknown Slovak post-rock-experimental outfit have their own kickstarter-style project running through indiegogo. There’s only $75 to go and 10 days to get it, so again, we’re confident this awesome thing will also be funded. $22 will get you a slice of the vinyl cut, so you know you want it.

http://www.indiegogo.com/theills

http://ills.bandcamp.com

Check out some The Ills here:

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May 2012: Bell Witch, Witch Sermon, TARDLS, 2nd hand

How do all? It’s been a while I know since updating the blog, so we’ll try and get everything up to speed here. I do intend to make much more regular updates in future. Outside The Archipelago, it’s been busy here recently….

BELL WITCH – DEMO 2011

Our most recent arrival is the 12″ Bell Witch release from Psychic Assault ‘Demo 2011’. Beautifully presented tip-on vinyl with gloss and matte black sleeve and insert. This is the blurb from the label:

“Like smoking blunts with Edgar Allan Poe.”

I think that pretty much sums it up, but I’ll also tell you that these guys are a two piece doom outfit from Seattle. The demo comprises four tracks; building slowly from haunting intro to equally crawling, doomed incantation. Riffs. God I can’t believe I just said ‘riffs’. But totally, man, the RIFFS. And the vocals, at times rising chant-like, moving from high keening cry to a shriek at a pace so glacial it’s hard to even notice. No, no it’s not even so simple – slow, creeping, at times beautiful, funeral doom. Ritualistic? yea sure, chances are you’ll end up killed. or pregnant. The point is: let it fucking haunt you. on vinyl. specifically.

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/bell-witch-demo-2011-lp

WITCH SERMON ARRIVALS

Got a few re-stocks and new things in from Witch Sermon. These are selling very fast at the moment, so don’t expect them to hang around. What we have is doom. Doom doom doom.

Rigor Sardonicous – Vivescere Exitium (Live in New York) is the first cab off the rank. This tape is fully eviscerating from one of the bleakest, most harrowing bands to ever rise from the nether.

From the label: “A live recording from one of the longest running extreme doom bands in history (formed in 1988!) pressed to pro tape.  Set list contains tracks from throughout their career (as well as a couple of surprises).” Get a taste of the horror here:

http://www.smilingdeath.com/RigorSardonicous/

http://www.myspace.com/rigorsardonicous/music

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/rigor-sardonicous-vivescere-exitium-live-in-new-york-cassette

RL:ZZ – Esotericists cassette

These are running oh so very low. On a worldwide basis, yr looking at single figures of availability, so if yr sitting on the fence, you’d better get off it and get buying. A phenomenal occult ambient drone release from one of my new favourite acts. RL:ZZ are in full-fledged band mode, with the follow on from this release ‘Fertility and War’ being sold out here already and new release ‘Shrine’ about to hit.

Esotericists blurb from Witch Sermon: “First release from ambient/noise duo comprised of members of Unearthly Trance and Persistence in Mourning.  Edition of 81 hand numbered copies with inserts.”

http://thearchipelagorises.bigcartel.com/product/rl-zz-esotericists-cassette

To wet yr appetite for Shrine, have a listen to the first track ‘Deception’ here:

The rest of our Witch Sermon restocks sold out instantly. We will do our best to get some more across the pond, but these are usually very limited runs anyways.

We’re getting close to the end of availability of TARDLS001. Seems like folks are into the idea! J We have a few more codes available then it’ll be onto TARDLS002. A big thanks to those that have shown express interest in the series. We hope that those that have received these in their purchases and weren’t expecting them have been pleasantly surprised with their little extra.

2nd hand stuff has been added to the discogs page. Some pretty neat bargains here. 2nd hand items are not eligible for TARDLS downloads though. Sorry about that. Although, if you buy a new release as well, yr’ll be sorted!

http://www.discogs.com/seller/TheArchipelagoRises?sort=artist%2Casc&limit=100