Exclusive Premiere: Eidulon – The Hierarchy Of The Inner Planes (feat. Naxal Protocol And Nordvargr)

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This is one of the most interesting releases coming up on Malignant Records this year, Italy’s Eidulon unleashes a brutal combination of dark ambient and apocalyptical orchestral music – a combination that is rare to hear – within the forthcoming release “Combustioni“. It has been a long time since we last supported Malignant Records, but that’s only because there have been no room for more then a year to get a hold of something from their releases – we blame ourselves for that, rightfully so.

Now we’re bringing you one of the most fearsome collaborations this year, Eidulon utilizes the help of Naxal Protocol for a noise-oriented, crackling atmosphere – layered beneath the might of Nordvargr’s vocals that crush through everything. In collaboration with Malignant Records we’re pleased to bring you “The Hierarchy Of The Inner Planes (feat. Naxal Protocol And Nordvargr)“, taken from the forthcoming CD-release on the 25th of March.

If you haven’t already pre-ordered this release, make sure you do and fetch the CD as well when it is available. You can stream the song exclusively via Repartiseraren’s soundcloud weeks before the release is out, down below.

 

Michael Idehall releases new album titled “machine spirit transmission”!

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The Berliner label Raubbau have upped their discography with “machine spirit transmission“, a new album courtesy of Michael Idehall. It has eight tracks in total and will be released both digitally and on cassette – the latter through ant-zen mailorder. His music have been self-described as seancetronica and one could understand why – because the music itself resonates deeply with a spiritual nerve within the listener.

Tracklist for the release is as follows:

1. opening
2. ma kra oum ka bra nha
3. power mantra
4. dream circuitry
5. the singing of machines
6. technological automism
7. aukos
8. prophecy of the apparatus god

The previews of the songs adhere to a stronger, more present sound that Michael Idehall haven’t had as presence in his other releases. A murkier, more atmospheric and less noisy sound – which translates very well into how it progresses track to track.

You can preview snippets of each song from the ant-zen mailorder.

Tridroid Records due to re-release an old Enslaved album as a deluxe cassette-edition!

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Independent brooklyn-based metal-label Tridroid Records have gotten the opportunity to re-release Enslaved’s fifth album “Vikingligr Veldi” on cassette – but not as a regular edition – they’ve gone out of their way to make a deluxe cassette-edition. The features for this release are screenprinted pouches, made by Bindrune Recordings, foldout booklet with english and norwegian lyrics, bonus sleeve artwork as seen on the double-LP reissue (courtesy of Zbigniew M. Bielak),  two-colored printed cassette shells, everything on high-quality chrome tape reel. The layout of the release itself was made by Mark Addington from Fólkvangr Records.

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The pre-orders for this exquisite release is up and it will be shipped out to customers on the 9th of November. Enslaved will have the release in stock on their European tour and Season Of Mist will distribute them for the EU customers.

It is noticeable how great it looks by glancing at the picture of the full release itself, Tridroid Records have caught our eyes in a good way by the announcement of this bit of craftsmanship. To order your copy of this release, simply head on over to their online shop and get it done. Fifteen dollars is really a bargain.

For those interested in the sound of that album, we could only find one official digital release, which is in a compilation together with “Hordanes Land“.

Exclusive Premiere: DYN & Bleib Modern – Live Split EP (A-Side – DYN)

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Black Verb Records is a new collaborator and have granted us access to their latest release, namely “Live Split EP” – an EP recorded live at Badehaus in Berlin on the 14th of May – split between DYN and Bleib Modern. We’ve been allowed to showcase the a-side of this release, which features the music of DYN, a psychedelic and shoegazy adventure between insanity and sanity. Opposites attract, they say.

You can listen to it here exclusively on Repartiseraren before release. This split will be released on the 22nd of June and you can pre-order it over at Black Verb Records. You’re in for some really psychedelic tunes, in an alternative way. Stream it in whole down below and find the tracklist as well.

Tracklist:

1. Two Times
2. Day In Life
3. Just A Little Bit
4. I Can Handle This
5. Love Of Mine

 

Exclusive Premiere: D.Å.R.F.D.H.S. – Bockahorn

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Drawing influence from phenomenons and the history of Sweden, for example the Witch Hunting between 1668-1676, for their release on Clan Destine Records, titled “Det Stora Oväsendet“. The cover features a picturesque, in our eyes any way, painting of Swedish countryside during that time – but what lingers in the dark is not known. When you know the topic for this particular release, everything becomes so much more gloomier and frightening, like the etchings of coal on canvas. This is one of their positives which make them unique, in more ways then what sound can offer.

Their collective acronym is D.Å.R.F.D.H.S. – which spells out: Dard Å Ranj Från Det Hebbershålska Samfundet. A play with old Swedish words to create a fictive umbrella term for everything they do. Michel Isorinne and Varg (of Ulwhednar fame) are the sole proprietors of this imaginative collective, though we’d rather say they’re a “duo” – but that doesn’t sound bombastic enough. The topics they engage in seem to be less than fictional, taking most of their influence from obscure or overshadowed occurrences in Swedish history.

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For their forthcoming release “Mjöldryga“, a tattoo seemingly portraying; inked in “D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.” on someones’ arm, one half of a scythe, plus a symbol of some kind, but mainly a flail that’s situated in the middle of the picture – all constitute the artwork for this album. For those of you that don’t know what “Mjöldryga” means, it means the following: (Secale cornutum) is a parasitical organism, a fungus that attacks different kinds of grown plants, including grain of different kinds. This is one part of the main theme of the album – but it goes into different perspectives, probably related to a more or less obscure happening in Swedish history. We’re thankful for them to be around to teach one about topics we as Swedes haven’t learned or didn’t care too much about. Intriguing.

We at Repartiseraren can proudly present to you a track called “Bockahorn“, taken from the B-SIde of the release. It’s a twenty-minute long escapade that hides more beneath the surface than you can imagine. You don’t hear it the first time, but there are nuances in this dark ambient, experimental ambient trip into deep conscience, taking a long time to build with ambitiously created stages in sound. It’s like a playwright completely in sound, related to forgotten bits and pieces of history. Listen to it exclusively down below. It will get released on Beläten in the very near future and hopefully before the next year arrives.

Exclusive Premiere: Schonwald – Achrome

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Very much have changed since Schonwald came upon us with their debut-album “Amplified Nature“, released on Pocket Heaven in 2008. From indie rock with synth-pop overtones to pure synth-pop in five years, when they released their double-single “Mercurial / Gemini” – which was dedicated to their freshly made synth-pop endeavor, on Hozac Records. Since then one year has passed and they’ve been welcomed into a place where they fit all too good. This place being Anywave, the french connoisseur for everything from dark ambient to cold wave and minimal synth – to virtually every other sub-genre you could think of.  Here they put out a taste for what is to come with another double-single, this time called “Rays“, featuring two tracks from their forthcoming second album titled “Dream for The Fall“. Many things have changed but their signature has stayed the same, they’ve just engineered a more intriguing sound with futurism embedded as a central part of it. Dreamy, thoughtful and sincere are three words that can be used to describe their forthcoming album. They leap into a peripheral landscape of sound which reminds one about shoegaze – if it ever would fit into an electronic shape. Ethereal might be one of the better descriptions genre-wise, but they lend much of the influences elsewhere, too. Like cold-wave, minimal synth and post-punk.

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I’ve gotten the honor to premiere a track from their forthcoming album. It’s a more bombastic track which I think is separate from the other tracks, but it’s also a great summary of the album at hand. Driven by the groovyness of a baseline that with post-punkish fervor tears into the dreaminess – creating a nice paradox. This track is titled “Achrome” and is the fourth track on “Dream for The Fall“. You can listen to it exclusively from Repartiseraren and note the date of 25th September – which is the release-date for this beauty. It will be featured on CD as well as vinyl, and you can pre-order it from Anywave or Manic Depression Records, as it is a co-release between these two labels. Pre-order it already and receive the whole album digitally and ready to be downloaded, or buy it separate if you wish. Everything on this album was recorded and mastered at Duna Studio, except “Rays” and “Lower Lovers” – which was recorded and mixed at Silver Veins Studio. Post-production was made by Aurelien Delamour, and the cover was designed by Myriam Barchechat.

Exclusive Premiere: L’Avenir – Fugue

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It’ll take some time until you’ve made your way out of the desert. With only disorientation as your friend. You’ve finally made it out from the land of the North, taken a trip throughout the mean desert of Arizona, settling down in the American dream. Yes, you’ve awakened just to be lulled to sleep again. Sebastian left you to wander off into a whole other realm. It gets colder from here, even though you’re not in the Northern landscape anymore, you’re certainly up north. Synthesizers and a harsher climate might just be what you need. Let me introduce you to Jason Sloan, whom otherwise uses the name L’Avenir. He’s the “cold” synth and minimal wave enthusiast, having released his debut-album “The Wait” on Cold Beats Records in 2013, and he’s participated in two compilations, too. Transfer yourself into a whole other landscape of sound, a much more caring, and beautiful one. It caresses your mind and wiping out whatever isn’t good. Feel the relaxation, feel the comprehension. It’s here where your misguided self stops to think and reflect, and where you metamorphose into the being you’ve always wanted to be. A better man.

Well, if it isn’t Beläten, once again – outdoing himself. No, it’s not the name of the man behind it, but they’re equally as great. This is an excitingly great variation of differentiating artists. Whilst he, the man himself, tries to get you into the fold of indifference, you try to make your way out of the maze. Unfortunately, this is the last cassette in the trio, making this number “3” () in khmerian numbers. This is where it gets as wonderful as it could’ve gotten in the beginning, but of course we saved that for last. Eloquent and mesmerizing synthesizer melodies, drift away into the vocals and mesh with the cunning landscape of sound. Cunning, it is, as the landscape of sound delves into the minimalism where it belongs – overturning the grandiose synthesizers. Hear the sound of the future and the past, as one. Don’t despair, even though it’s in the darker area of minimal synth, it’s a meditative experience. Then you’re gone, as it swallows you within the time that’s passed.

This is the end of the collaboration for this time, as the waves slowly sweep us away. The Beläten-cassettes always come as three, and they will surely go as three. I’m honored to have been chosen by Thomas, to release tracks before the cassettes are released. It’s saddening, but it has to be done. You’ll be given the track “Fugue” from the forthcoming self-titled release by L’Avenir. Which will be out on Feburary the 14th, which will be tomorrow. Stream it down below.

Label: Beläten

Cat#: 3 (៣)

Artist: L’Avenir

Exclusive Song: Fugue

Title: L’Avenir

Format: C42

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Jason Sloan as a long history making ambient soundscapes, which is evident in L’Avenir’s dreamy, cinematic minimal synth. But through the hazy din of reverb-drenched atmospheres, melancholy pop gems appear. Simultaneously the preface and the follow up to last years The Wait (recorded before, released after), this cassette every bit as engaging. Song after song drip like a slow rain on empty city streets, the scent of wet asphalt in the air. L’Avenir’s music is heart-achingly beautiful and overpowering in it’s grandeur, yet somehow comforting and warm.

Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interactive Arts department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the Sound Art concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

– The man who controls says bye for now!

Exclusive Premiere: Grand Mal x – Units

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Psychotic electronica, gloomy minimalism, sample-based havoc. Three inherently different meanings, three different points of view, three different influences. An arsenal of stockpiled ammunition for a post-apocalyptic world, as Beläten is for the post-apocalyptic avant-garde pop. Feel how the paranoia is grasping your senses. As the Invisible Guy guides you into unknown territory, into a uniquely shaped atmosphere for your mind’s delight and fright. You should be on your guard, as Grand Mal x have learned the tricks of his trade. His mark has been left by the Shadow Rite, his mark has been accomplished in it, as “Tricks Of A Trade” was his first manifestation. Leaving you scarred, but wanting of more – a grandiose vision – which was the aim of his first assault.

As the charred, ancient remainder, of Beläten, sharpen the hooves and clubs – the second manifestation takes form. In a part of a greater scheme, the deliverance of “Life EP“, which is the title given to the work of Grand Mal x – the manifestation seems blurry, but becomes clearer for each second that goes us by. Channeling the might of the Anglo-Saxon futhorc, this rune is symbolized as “” (Eihwaz), which in the Proto-Germanic language is a description of “yew” – which in latin is; “Taxus baccata” – a form of tree native to “western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia“.

This runic inscription births life to amongst other tracks, one track that is certain to be the second manifestation. Charging the depths in the atmosphere of electro, harnessing minimal electronics and the complexity of structure as to the opposite of minimalism, this grandiose but minimal track is shaped as “Units“. Since they come unified, in units, for their overtaking of your mind. You can stream this track exclusively from Invisible Guy and take part in the channeling of a future being – not unbeknownst to us – but to you. So sharpen your minds, head into the mystique that will with all certainty in the world, engulf you. It will be out on Beläten in the shape of a cassette, namely the C36, for your listening delight – up for pre-ordering on the 31st of January.

Label: Beläten

Cat#: Eihwaz

Artist: Grand Mal x

Exclusive Song: “Unit”

Title: Life EP

Format: C36

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You’d be forgiven for thinking of Coil when you listen to Grand Mal x. It’s not the sound and style in itself—GMx offers a kind of motorik driven take on minimal electronics, coupled with influences from the darker tangents of electro. The similarities are on a far more esoteric level, investigating the same currents of the physical and the psychical aspects of life.

There is an ineffable undercurrent of magick and ritual to these songs, even a slightly sinister presence in them. They conjure up images of demon-possessed youth writhing and contorting on a dirty bunker dance floor. It’s sweaty, physical, and sexual music, but it never loses touch with the sublime qualities that turn simply »good music« into a truly revelatory experience. Grand Mal x are here to go. Deeper.

The wise words from the conjurer of Beläten!

Pre-Order: Carrion Sunflower – The Romantic Youth Of Jesus 12″ Lathe Cut LP

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My friend James Light of the Die Song label have been hard at work with his first release, which is Carrion Sunflower‘s eminent album “The Romantic Youth Of Jesus“. This is a seriously intricate item that will be yours if you’re one of the last pre-orderers, which are left. As this edition, limited to 30 copies was made – it was made with ultimate care. With a lathe cut LP, housed in the heaviest of materials á la French muscle tone paper, with a silver screen print front and back – which in turn have been hand-folded by Mr. Light himself. Make sure you support his work if you’re interested in Die Song 001, as Carrion Sunflower carries his darkly material through venues of unconventionality, as he combines the acoustic splendor of lo-fi black metal atmospheres with touches of neo-folk. So, if you really want to store something unique, be sure to pre-order this gem. To celebrate this occasion and the release to come in its entirety, as it is going out for shipping sooner or later – you get a free download of the eighth track “Don’t Hold Me Close“. You can pre-order this limited edition LP over here. Support his label if you really like this, by buying this limited edition release!

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