Invisible Guy and Beläten presents: Strife and Fight – an Invisible Guy mixtape!

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Visions and Light, Shadow Rite and now – Strife and Fight. These three names have something in common, and that is the fact that they’re a part of the same mix tape-series. Beläten and Invisible Guy go way back. They’ve worked with each other for a number of years by now, delivering something extra for the readership of this blog-zine each time. Years have gone, and this is one of the few things that really remain. Last time, when “Shadow Rite” got introduced, the mixtape was mixed by Th. Thot of Beläten, himself. It got received very well with everyone, and everyone else. This time, Invisible Guy himself steps up to the plate to show that he can mix, too. Well, since it’s only a mixtape and not a mix, you might get the picture. The difference about this mixtape, from the last, is the fact that everything you’ll hear here constitutes the six recent releases on Beläten and nothing else. That means that every release from 2014 so far, have been jam-packed into this mixtape. You’ll get familiar with Grand Mal x, Dmitry Distant and Distel – from the first tape-batch – and Blitzkrieg Baby, Sebastian Melmoth and L’Avenir – from the latest. The name for this mixtape will be “Strife and Fight“, because I’ve strafed and fought my way when doing this mixtape. Pick up your strength, fire off a right-hook right into solar plexus, because now you’re a fighter. Fight your way through and make yourself a name. Throughout militant martial pop, pseudo-something with a large dose of psychedelia, clamoring electro with a hard-hitting hammer to a beat, weirdly X-files related synthesizer delight, angst-pop in its finest manifestation, and finally – melodious and angelic synth-pop.

This is not from Sweden with love, nor are we in Bromley, if you catch my drift. This is from Sweden with pure hate, from Sweden whose dark forces assemble once again. We’re ready for a fight and we’re willing to take it, we’re ready to strike. If you’re weak, this is not the recommended remedy for you. Since this is a rather harsh mix-tape, this is rather a remedy for all those passive souls that reside within Sweden. Yes, you know who you are and you might find this serum useful. Find yourself in this Fight Club-esque hommage from Beläten and Invisible Guy, strictly put together by Invisible Guy himself. You know that we mean business when this happens, because he rarely, if ever – touches it and brews himself. Now it’s brewing over and you’ll have to endure it with your strengthened skin. Take a jab at me, but before that, start this mix-tape by hitting the “play”-button. You will live through it.

Strife and Fight – this is the end of the line. Invisible Guy hasn’t gotten to mix these former mix-tapes that took the name of “Visions and Light“, to begin with, and “Shadow Rite“, to end with. He’s since then taken the torchbearers’ torch and lit the flame himself. Th. Thot is no longer in charge, he only deliver the supplies. This time, we’re getting down to business for real, and we’re giving you strictly Beläten-related material. Invisible Guy has mixed in Distel with L’Avenir, Blitzkrieg Baby with Dmitry Distant, Grand Mal x with Sebastian Melmoth. We’re meaning it with “Strife and Fight“, your guide to manliness – and your guide to catching the drift – with a right-hook right to your solar plexus. This is war. Buy your discount bundle of the three latest releases here, from Beläten. Or buy them individually over here.

Strife and Fight – An Invisible Guy Mixtape

1. Sebastian Melmoth – Catching Up With Morrison
2. L’Avenir – Fallout
3. Blitzkrieg Baby – Broken Child
4. Dmitry Distant – Gates Of Aeon
5. Grand Mal x – The Crossing
6. Distel – Onde
7. Blitzkrieg Baby – The Swine Supremacy
8. Sebastian Melmoth – Black September
9. Dmitry Distant – One Night In Train
10. Grand Mal x – A Sudden Portal
11. Distel – Plants
12. L’Avenir – An Empty Day
13. Blitzkrieg Baby – Those Who Could Not Fuck, They Kill
14. Sebastian Melmoth – Presley Honey
15. Grand Mal x – Late Night Call
16. Dmitry Distant – System Control (The Exaltics Remix)
17. Distel – Vortex
18. Blitzkrieg Baby – Loop
19. Sebastian Melmoth – Prosopagnosia (The Rlf Mix)
20. L’Avenir – Fallout

Exclusive Premiere: Sebastian Melmoth – Prosopagnosia

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Venture from the Swine Supremacy in Norway, to a more dizzy experience in the world as such. Getting stuck in the desert with engine failure is only your own fault. As the sun gets hotter and hotter, you get more and more dehydrated. Hallucinations emerge, and you venture into the vast desert on your own. It’s a rather solitary experience, as you gasp for air and try to use your body to your own best interest. You have no idea how much longer you’ll be on the living end of the spectrum. Your newly accompanied friend in your head, Sebastian, is a rather weird figure. He just came up to you from nowhere, but you have no idea that you’re still hallucinating from dehydration. These figures in your head change into different subjects, with names that you recognize from elsewhere. In 2012 they put out “Dysphoria/Accidentally Grotesque” on Feline Vomitus, calling themselves: “Elijah van de Wilde, Mandi Taylor-Taylor and Peter and the Wolf“. This totally irrational experience lay the foundation of what people would like to call Sebastian Melmoth, a rather sinister collective that has a habit of occupying your mind – when you’re in extreme distress. Their latest release is “Emetophobia“, an irrational fear or anxiety of or pertaining to vomiting. But it’s certainly not their last, as their carelessness and pseudo-nihilism made them churn out yet another one, which will be out on the day when we’re supposed to be extremely loving to each other. This is a whole other kind of thing.

When will Beläten actually learn anything about responsibility? Probably when the end is neigh, I suppose. His newly appropriated path to eternal dominance comes with uncompromisable acts of terror. A sonic terror of which you’ve rarely been accompanied with. He’s virtually gone insane with the latest stunt that he pulled, with the usage of khmerian numbers instead of runes. When you start to take a liking for something, he suddenly, out of the blue – decides to destroy it, with impunity. As number “2” () in this order is being rolled out, it gets even weirder. As we move into a totally unfamiliar territory, risking our sense of the world to be tinkered with forever, leaving us in this state – in all of eternity. Be sure to watch the stars tonight, because you will not see them in the same light when listening to this mish-mash of different psychedelic experiences, krautrock delivered with a subliminal message, and the openness of the total darkness that they don’t see to want to hide. You’re in for a ride, chump. A ride that won’t end until you’re off it, because you can’t stop it by any means, even if you’d want to.

Here at Invisible Guy, we try to give you a little bit of everything. We can tell you, if you haven’t already noticed it, that this is something out of the ordinary. It’s a part of the three cassettes that will be up for pre-ordering on the 14th of February, and this is the second cassette in that line of cassettes. Have art-rock ever been an interesting pastime, have anti-rock ever had such an odd pair of genres to be included into, and have the world gone mad? No, it’s simply Sebastian Melmoth and his minions, serenading you for whatever it’s worth. Resurrecting the awfulness that was Ulrike Meinhof and Andreas Baader, to mention just two people that are involved with this, taking their names for this release. I told you that it’s a quite unconventional approach, but it’s even unconventional for Beläten. This weirdness is titled as “In Ruins“, which is a suitable word for the experience we’re about to induce you with. Yes, not give you, but induce you with. The question is if you dare even to approach it, as the track we’re giving to you goes by the name of “Prosopagnosia“, which is the name for ‘face blindness’, a cognitive disorder of face perception. You might not recognize what you’re about to hear, but you might even get impaired. Take the chance now to hear it, because you won’t hear it again until Friday. Exclusively for you, we give you “Prosopagnosia” for you to stream here on Invisible Guy. The release itself will come with the batch of three cassettes that are up for pre-ordering, on the 14th of February. Lovelessness might get more lovely, but I suggest you’d play it now instead.

Label: Beläten

Cat#: 2 (២)

Artist: Sebastian Melmoth

Exclusive Song: Prosopagnosia

Title: In Ruins

Format: C30

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Trying to describe the works of Sebastian Melmoth is a Sisyphus task if there ever was one. Just when you think you’ve figured them out, they throw something new into the mix and you’re back where you started. Through these 30 minutes of music, we’re treated to post-rock vibes, psychedelic ballads, epic dirges, motor-driven acoustic dance music, twitching post-punk, all wrapped in a distinctly intellectual package. What makes them all that more alluring is that they somehow manage to make this bewildering melting-pot of styles gel, and seem completely natural.

Added as digital bonus tracks, are three remixes. DTT twists Presley Honey into blissful chamber pop, Bass Clef adds an even more peculiar atmosphere to Prosopagnosia, and in the hands of Jonas ‘cup MT’ Golland the same track is turned into what can only be described as Art House.

You listen to what the head-honcho has to say, otherwise we’ll leave you in the desert!

Beläten and Invisible Guy presents: Shadow Rite – A Beläten Mixtape!

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Beläten have long been a proponent of Invisible Guy, or at least as long as we’ve been collaborating with each other. Thomas Ekelund is the head of this gargantuan Swedish label. It seems larger then it is, but it actually is what it seems. Invisible Guy have been a proponent of Beläten, since it’s one of the best and most exquisite labels today. It also makes me proud that it comes out of Sweden, my homestead. Earlier, he’s mixed the mixtape “Visions and Light“. This mixtape is the second one in these unofficial “series“. With 50% forthcoming material that’s going out on Beläten later this year, mixed with the majestic wonders of aufnahme + wiedergabe, La Forme Lente, Malignant Records and Avant!. With a great feature, which you’ll enjoy – a world premiere for a Trepaneringsritualen track, which will be out on Malignant Records later this year. Dance in the flaming pyre, embrace the rites of power, thrown into barren landscapes – is your ego being annihilated, in the Shadow Rite.

Invisible Guy and Beläten constitute some of the most powerful forces coming out of Sweden as we speak. Which brings me to introduce this collaboration with Beläten to you people, so that you can enjoy some exclusive songs from forthcoming releases. But do also enjoy those other songs that have been carefully selected to be featured in this mixtape. His legacy returns to my sphere once again, as his selection empowers the slumbering soul of the awaited Autumn. You will find the tracklist down below, links to Beläten and what ever you can and will find.

Shadow Rite – A Beläten Mixtape

01. Blitzkrieg Baby — Half Pig Half Man (Beläten, Forthcoming)
02. Feuerbahn — Triumphwagen (Aufnahme+Wiedergabe)
03. Dmitry Distant — System Control (Beläten, Forthcoming)
04. Michael Idehall — Snake Messiah [Distel Remix] (Beläten, Forthcoming)
05. L’Avenir — Falling Like The Snow II (Beläten, Forthcoming)
06. Makina GirGir — Oedipus Fin (La Forme Lente)
07. Női Kabát — Make Room! Make Room! (Aufnahme+Wiedergabe)
08. Grand Mal x — Tricks Of A Trade (Beläten, Forthcoming)
09. Sebastian Melmoth — Skurwysyn (Self-released, Beläten cassette forthcoming)
10. Distel — White Soldier (Beläten, Forthcoming)
11. Veil Of Light — Light (Beläten)
12. Lebabon Hanover — Gallowdance (Aufnahme+Wiedergabe)
13. Lakes — The Oldest Place (Avant!)
14. Trepaneringsritualen — Åkallan: Mímir (Excerpt) (Malignant, Forthcoming)
15. Carrion Sunflower — Wish For Death (Beläten, Forthcoming)

Beläten is looking forward to a hectic fall with great releases from Sutekh Hexen, Nordvall/Vainio, Grand Mal x, Dmitry Distant, Blitzkrieg Baby, Johan G. Winther, Distel, L’Avenir and Sebastian Melmoth, with even more epic plans for the year of 2014 e.v.

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