ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO - Shakespeare From The Cosmic Inferno CDR ORDER & STREAM THE FIRST TRACK HERE
Very limited CDR reissue of this classic bootleged AMT side from back in August 2008, recorded at The Shakespeare in Sheffield, a great venue that played host to Acid Mothers first show in Sheffield, and it was so packed, the floor was literally moving underneath the crowd, the room was like a sauna, every single person dripping with sweat, it was one of the busiest shows I'd been too in Sheffield in a long time. I remember there being some total hippies down the front going so nuts, it was like all their dreams had come true seeing Acid Mothers before them. And, of course, it was INSANELY loud. This release captures that, the sheer volume AMT were playing at for the size of the room was crazy. I remember several months after, a guy I know said he'd heard there was a recording of it, and then a few months from then he said he'd managed to get a hold of it and he'd got a copy for me. After months I managed to get it, it was on DVD as it was too long to fit on a CD, so the guy had said he'd literally said he'd sat in front of the TV and listened to the 80+ minutes staring at a blank screen. That must've been a hell of an experience. I managed to get a hold of it in the end, and edited to a perfect 79 minute release just cutting of a few minutes of the encore. This double LP collects those 79 minutes of the recording, 6 tracks including two awesome versions of Pink Lady Lemonade, and other classics like Heart of Earth and Space Disco. The line up for the show was Pika (Afrirampo), Tabata Mitsuru, Hugashi Hiroshi, Shimura Koji, and Kawabata Makoto. Both Pika and Shimura played drums, so the set was seriously heavy as you will find out when you get this spinning... Be warned there are a couple of points in this where the sound goes a little crackly and distorted, but only very, very briefly, and it does get pretty loud at a few points. Just like a true bootleg should be! Edition of 100 hand numbered copies in new artwork with Japanese details (and a handy insert with English details also).
SINDRE BJERGA - False Positive CDR STREAM THE ALBUM AND PRE-ORDER HERE
UK tour disc from Norwegian sonic slayer Sindre Bjerga, one half of, you guessed it, Bjerga/Iversen! False Positive was recorded live at Myymala2 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, August 7th, 2012. A 19 minute piece of Sindre's creeping weird scrapes and bursts of static fuzz. Edition of 40 packaged in digipacks with pasted on artwork and a hand numbered insert.
ORPHAN FAIRYTALE - Comets Come Alive LP
£11.99 ORDER ONLINE / STREAM 'METEOR SHOWER'
Orphan Fairytale emerged mid 2000s from the Belgian underground which seems to be a consistently solid ground for fantastic music emerging. This brand new LP from Eva Van Deuren's Orphan Fairytale project follows on from her fantastic 'Ladybird Labyrinth' LP on Ultra Eczema as well as releases on Rampart, Foxglove, Release The Bats and many other great labels. 'Comets Come Alive' is a beautiful dreamy album of keyboard, layered with various unknown objects, toys and other non-instruments creating a sea of sound that is so stunning it's hard to put into words. The sounds Eva creates have a childlike nursery rhyme like quality which is what makes her music so charming, it's simplistic, but there's not much else out there that sounds like what Eva does, she blends the minimalistic with the psychedelic. 'Comets Come Alive' is pressed on 180gram virgin vinyl including a download code. Edition of 500 copies, 100 copies pressed on 180 gram green vinyl with red, yellow and blue splatter with a hand numbered insert available only directly from Blackest Rainbow and 400 copies on 180 gram black virgin vinyl with an un-numbered insert on a different coloured paper to the coloured vinyl edition. Includes a download card for the entire album as FLAC, WAV, MP3 etc, you decide what format. Order at Bandcamp and get instant download of a track from the album.
SPACE VICTIM - Decreased Awareness Of inner Processes CDR
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New CDR of nightmare visions from this relatively unknown Newcastle duo that features Mike Vest of Bong/Basillica etc. Potentially one of the most weird and eerie projects I;ve heard from Mike, fractured strings echo across vast bellowing strange sounds. Probably one of my favourites from all his associated projects so far. Black and white art printed on coloured card.
SWAN-HUNTER - Live Sheffield 3rd July 2012 ORDER ONLINE / STREAM
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Limited edition CDR, the third release on Blackest Bootlegs. 12 minutes of double guitar worship, static doom effects, and insane vocal through two trashed mobile phones. Swan-Hunter is the solo project of Adam Denton, frequent collaborator of Cameron Deas (in Deas & Denton) and one half of Trans Human. Recorded live on July 3rd in Sheffield.
MV & EE - Godchaux Free Brattleboro 4 x cassette box set ORDER ONLINE / STREAM 'VEGAS BOOYAH'
Four live excursions from MV & EE, this time keepin' it strictly local to their dwellings. Four sets spanning 2011 - 2012, three Golden Road sets and a set backed up by The Toasted Clam. These high quality cuts feature the fine musicians Rongoose, Smokehound and Herbcraft. Continuing on from the previous box set collabs with MV & EE you get the usual white custom made box with a full colour cover, pro-dubbed and printed cassettes with a small 8 page black and white booklet. Over 4 hours of sounds across four cassettes: 'Jettison Awareness', 'Townie Tumbleweeds', 'Vegas Booyah' and 'Mesos Pot Amia'. All four sets are multitrack recorded/soundboard matrix mixes, so the sound is fantastic! Comes with a download code for the whole set. Edition of only 180
MATTHEW SHAW - There Was Never A Time When Your Life Was Not Now, Nor Will There Ever Be CDR
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Beautiful new CDR from Matthew Shaw, the man behind Tex La Homa and Apollolaan Recordings, and one half of the Blue Tree (with Andrew Paine) and Fougou (with Brian Lavelle). Shaw has released some beautiful work across these various projects as well so some fantastic records on Apollolaan. This new 40 minute piece was recorded in inner city Vancouver BC (Canada), hedges in Sandbach, Cheshire (UK) Blandford Forum and surrounding Dorset countryside (UK) & Zeist and it's woods (The Netherlands), blending field recordings and instrumentation. Colour covers featuring photography by Matthew from various locations where the recording of this album took place.
JAZZFINGER - Titan Granolith 2 x cassette ORDER ONLINE / STREAM SIDE A FROM TITAN GRANOLITH
Brand new limited double cassette of crumbling decaying drone zones from Newcastle's finest, Jazzfinger. 15 tracks across almost three hours. Packaged in a double cassette case, pro-dubbed, hand numbered edition of 100, includes download of the music as a FLAC, WAV or many other file formats.
JEFF GRACE - Meek's Cutoff (Music From The Motion Picture) 10"
Kelly Riechardt has directed several films, An Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, and last year saw the release of Meek's Cutoff. A slow burning, bleak film following a small group of settlers traveling across the Oregon High Desert with their guide Stephen Meek. What follows is increased paranoia and tension as they start to believe Meek does not the territory he has lead the group in to. The film was released to some fantastic reviews and Michelle Williams recently won the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Meek's Cutoff, My Week With Marilyn and Take This Waltz. This fantastic film's score was written by Jeff Grace. Grace has scored several films including Ti West's excellent retro horror 'House of the Devil' and Jim Mickles great vampire movie 'Stake Land', as well as working as an assistant to Howard Shore's score for Peter Jackson's 'The Lord Of The Rings' trilogy. Grace's soundtrack work is always interesting and defies genre. For Meek's Cutoff, Grace enhanced the films portrayal of the fear of the unknown stark land the group faces. The sounds composed by Jeff Grace are hypnotic, ambient and minimal, much like the deserted dust lands the characters in the film travel through. The soundtrack blends classical composition with drone and experimental avant garde music. Meek's Cutoff was one of my favourite soundtracks and films of 2011, and I'm honoured to present it here on 10" virgin vinyl, in a gorgeous sleeve, including a small insert of liner notes and photographs of the film. Produced in a one-time edition of 250 hand numbered copies and includes download coupon.