- A -
ASBAAR "Corona Veli Aurei" (The Black Album) Price: 15€ CD Digipak. ASBAAR is a side project by Marc Merinee (Eldar / Matatus) experience with environmental sounds, industrial or daily, combined with all religious and philosophical concept mystic, seeking a state of mind open to perceive all the nuances of our inner and come to understand and to internalize our environment and our ideas, wrapping us in soundscapes that will help us create our own space and our own conclusions. This album is created under the influence of photographic collection of Manel O. Company, which was the key to finding the way to the creation of this album. Comes in 6-panel Digipak including 12-page booklet with photos by Manel O. Company and texts by Marc Merinee. Over 45 minutes of intense dark ambient music into a beautiful edition. REVIEWS
ASBAAR "Vita Mutatur Non Tollitur" (The White Album) Price: 12€ 2010 the second part of the double album "Corona Veli Aurei", created under the influence of the photographic collection of Manel O. Company, which was the key to finding the way to the creation of this album. Comes in 4-panel Digipak including 8-page booklet with photos by Manel O. Company and texts by Marc Merinee. experience with environmental sounds, industrial or daily, combined with all religious and philosophical concept mystic, seeking a state of mind open to perceive all the nuances of our inner and come to understand and to internalize our environment and our ideas, wrapping us in soundscapes that will help us create our own space and our own conclusions.
ARCANA - "The First Era 1995-2002" 4CD boxset 32€ (Cyclic Law)
Very few bands evoke such awe and inspiration than this Swedish act driven by the now legendary talent of Peter Bjärgö. ARCANA have been pillars and always at the forefront of the so called Neo
Classical / Heavenly Voices movement with their poignant, ethereal and medieval inspired music since their very first album, Dark Age Of Reason was released in 1995 on Sweden's Cold Meat Industry
label on which they subsequently released 3 other albums, Cantar De Procella (1997) ...The Last Embrace (1998) and Inner Pale Sun (2002) making ARCANA one of the most regarded and praised act on
the label. Sorrowful strings, Doomsday horns and trumpets, massive percussion and snares, bells, Dulcimer all interlaced with exquisite Male and Female voices create a quite singular atmosphere
of grandeur and of melancholy for times long gone... ARCANA's music leaves hardly no one indifferent, it's able to touch and move in ways very few acts have been able to achieve, it's music is
timeless and rediscovering these albums years later certainly proves this...now sold out for some years we are pleased to present these classic albums together in a special format.
This 4CD box set includes the first 4 albums with bonus tracks taken from various compilations and mini albums covering the early days of this unique act. The first 3 albums have also been carefully ReMastered, "Dark Age Of Reason" by Peter Bjärgö and the "Cantar De Procella" and "...The Last Embrace" albums by Frederic Arbour. Limited edition of 2000 copies.
ALL HAIL THE TRANSCENDING GHOST - 'All Hail The Transcending Ghost' CD 14€ (Cold Spring)
The debut album from AHTTG - a joint collaboration between Henrik Nordvargr Björkk (MZ.412, Toroidh, Folkstorm etc) and Tim Bertilsson (Fear Falls Burning, Switchblade). The Swedish duo have created arguably one of the most haunting drone-dark-ambient-industrial works in recent years, invoking the spirits of old Nordvargr, meets the sludge-doom vibe of Tim's hellish guitar. "...truly the most scary music I have recorded" (Nordvargr). An icy chill down your spine... a cold hand on your shoulder... you are never alone in the darkness.
ALEX TIUNIAEV "I Knew Her" CD 14€ (Cold Spring)
Alex Tiuniaev is an electronic musician and producer from Moscow, Russia. 'I knew Her' is a 40-minute long journey of heart-melting, melancholic and neo-symphonic splendour - full of choirs, strings and neoclassical orchestration. This solitary track builds to a haunting and breathtaking crescendo... then brings the listener gently back down to the warm earth. A monumental release, with influences ranging from Sigur Rós to Philip Glass and Stars Of The Lid.
ANNI HOGAN "Kickabye'" 2 x CD 17€ (Cold Spring)
From her early days as a legendary Batcave DJ, through her work with Marc Almond, Anni Hogan is one of the true geniuses of the alternative scene. A composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, promoter and DJ, she helped to shape the sound of the 80s. Cold Spring is proud to present her debut release expanded and brought to the public for the first time on CD. "Kickabye" features some of the leading lights of the alternative scene: NICK CAVE, MARC ALMOND, FOETUS, BUDGIE (Siouxsie And The Banshees) and GINI BALL amongst others as well as production by Jim "Foetus" Thirwell, plus 10 extra tracks from the same period. The second CD is also tracks from the same period, featuring YELLO and with production by BARRY ADAMSON. Digitally remastered with 4 new and exclusive song versions.
ALLSEITS "Hel" CD 12€ (Cyclic Law)
ALLSEITS is the Solo project of the german instrumentalist Nina Kernicke known from her recent collaboration with German Drone pioneers Troum of which Nina has also been a recent live member of and her work under her other alias, ALLSIDES. The Album "Hel“ describes the way into the underworld, the listener is guided through various stages on the journey down to Hel, the Norse mythological term for hell and also for the goddess Hel who is said to keep watch over the underworld. The journey begins at the foot of Yggdrasil, the world tree, under which the entry to Hel is hidden. We then ride the river Gjöll, that flows along the human world before it runs down to Hel. Gjöll is spanned by the bridge Gjallarbrù which is guarded by Modgudr, a female giant, who decides who can pass the bridge. Leaving Gjallarbrú behind, the large dog Garm that sentinels the gate to Hel is waiting and at his side sits Fjalar, a rooster that will crow to signify the beginning of Ragnarok, the end of the world. After passing Fjalar Hel is finally reached. This allegoric tale is expressed diligently by Kernicke with the use of guitar, bass, drums and skillful sampling creating thick drony layers of deep and solemn emotions.
Edition of 1000 copies in gatefold cardboard sleeve.
ATUM - "Legendy Miejskie" Digipack Price: 13€ (Beast Of Prey) / dark ambient / darkdrone / "Legendy miejskie / Urban Legends", the latest album by ATUM, has just arrived! "Urban Legends", arguably one of the strongest titles of the Beast of Prey label, is an extraordinary album, composed mostly of field recordings registered in Jaworzno, the home town of ATUM. It is an attempt at reconstructing the surroundings in order to distill something that eludes the every-day experience. Despite its private character, the message of the Legends is universal as well. Everyone of us passes dozens of places we think are "tamed", places seemingly devoid of meaning. Just a little effort is what it takes to dispel this illusion.
ATUM - "Hitwa" CD Price: 12€ <lim. ed. 444 copies> (Beast Of Prey) New album of Polish project Atum is atry in creating such images in our minds. As a guests on the album participated: INFAMIS, DEAD FACTORY i EQUUS. 47 mint. long album of strong dark ambient. Sounds, calm, and growing, pulsing create a grim atmosphere. Album diversified by rhytm loops, industrial hits and also acoustic guitar. Sounds for a Cold Meat fans, something between Desiderii Marginis and Megaptera!! Unconventional release in 135mm by 150mm format, printed on a cardboard 45cm long.