Angst update / autumn 2o16. A new batch is out today.
7 tapes from Sunken Cheek, Kjostad, Concrete Mascara, Krube., Himukalt, Culture of Death and Umgreifende are now available.
Info / orders: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNKEN CHEEK - Without Rejection [c-3o]
Rather prolific year for Sunken Cheek (Ithaca / NY) _ Weston Czerkies [also owner of the Prime Ruin label and involved in a handful of quality collaborations] has been perfecting his misery electronics since 2011 thru several releases (both on tape and wax) and the result is apparently gleaming more than ever.
This work gathers two long compositions of pure harrowing beauty completely drenched in dismal, based on a skillful combination of raw loops, crusty amplified metals, tapes, downhearted synths. Perfectly built tension that will finally collapse in sheer despair. Fierce bitterness replaces empathy.
HIMUKALT - See One Dark Eye [c-4o]
The girl from Nevada is back again. Those who fell in love with her last winter as the debut tape came out won’t be disappointed _ Her fascinating obsessive touch is still there, but this second effort sounds even more oppressive, carnal and focused.
7 new intimate photos unveiling convulsive anxieties in minimal yet rich textures.
Mechanical rugged industrial,oscillators cold showers, her voice. Self-inflicted rituals. A body that wants to connect. A psyche that fucks it all up.
KJOSTAD - Evinrude [c-2o]
High-gain tape collage from Stefan Aune [New Forces label, Breaking The Will, Action/Discipline, Heat Signature].
Lakewater churning against an aluminum bottom.
CONCRETE MASCARA - Caustic Realities [c-3o]
Back with a vengeance. This infamous US devastation unit delivers 4 lethal new tracks, perfectly balanced between brain-bludgeoning, hateful PE and cruel brooding industrial tones. Destructive feelings, shallow impulses, bleak visions. Lurking danger.
KRUBE. - Untitled [c-32]
Masterfully conducted loops / music concrete from Berlinese artist Alexander Schneider. Brutal side A and trademark acoustic obsessiveness on side B.
CULTURE OF DEATH - Dispelled Leisure [c-3o]
New emanation from this obscure and highly promising act, after some previous outputs on Weight of Ages, Mazurka Editions, Caprice & Necessity.
Crumpled debris,blurred out dialogues, blown-up field recordings, tapes, crunch. Expertly refined but equally sour and degraded aural manipulations. Distrust.
UMGREIFENDE - II [c-2o]
Second document from Rome’s ugly suburbs, eclipsing your positivity once again with two sidelong offerings, roughly one year after their debut tape. Immaterial streams and amplified details in the awe of final perdition.
Japanese noise hero 公秀草深 [Kimihide Kusafuka] is one true master of abrasive audio that any dedicated harshhead will be familiar with. Since the early 80s, he released some genre top-classics (mainly through his own Kinky Music Institute label) collaborating with people such as Incapacitants, MSBR, The New Blockaders, The Haters and countless others. In these new recordings, junk electronics, feedback system and MTR conjure an insalubrious, damaged psychedelic vortex in two acts.
Black tape, norelco case, pro printed j card + extra insert
Edition of 70
[ANGST_41] Venta Protesix – Burusera Shop Maniac / Live at Ochiai Soup, Tokyo [C-40, S/Side]
In the red live recording that shows a much cruder side of this pinku-obsessed maniac from southern italy. Heavily neurotic / sexually frustrated crashing blasts inferno, used panties for sale, and japanese screams. Nothing more.
White tape, norelco case, pro printed j card + extra insert
Edition of 50
[ANGST_42] Deceiver – All We Are Is Worm Feed [C-20]
Nasty and minimalistic crumbling noise from Matt Goodrich of Water Torture fame. Slow cancerous evolutions, foul pulsations in grainy textures. Utterly hopeless sound of damaged lives and rotting flesh in 6 new chapters.
Black tape, norelco case, pro printed j card + extra insert
Edition of 60.
[ANGST_43] Developer – #43 [C-20]
Full force of contemporary US Harsh Noise underbelly, Matthew Reis delivers more perfectly crafted cut-ups with a dark and subtle psych feel in two sick new tracks of anxiety outbursts and druggy removed dreams.
Black tape, norelco case, pro printed j card + extra insert
ANGST_36 : Facialmess – Market Discipline [c-2o] "They not only pollute the air / They pollute our minds / They're destroying the earth and destroying mankind / Polluted minds kill mankind /They don't give a shit / Long as profits are high / They don't give a shit if people die / Polluted minds kill mankind." Black tape in standard case with pro-printed j-card. Edition of 6o.
ANGST_37 : Climax Denial – Have You Died [c-3o]
It's not a question. Surreal narrative lunacy. Can you spot the secret observer? Eight very catchy little numbers you'll love to remember. Black tape in standard case with pro-printed j-card. Edition of 7o.
ANGST_38 : Feberdröm – To Fetter Ghosts Of Atrocities [c-4o]
Gothenburg's bad blood at its finest and an old favorite in here since the early efforts on Utmarken and Järtecknet. "To Fetter Ghosts Of Atrocities" continues Feberdröm's long running fixation on death as an unavoidable part of human existence. The majority of the recording was done in the summer of 2015 while working night shift at a nursing home. To some, summer is the season of death, and people were either dying like flies or hovering on the edge of life. Nights were filled with anxiety and slow decline; organs failing, the last breath and postmortem changes. This suffocating environment ultimately became the main inspiration for the release. Crude electronics, rhythms and layers of synthesizers and, for the first time, also vocals. One of Feberdröm's most focused and bleakest works so far. Black tape in standard case, pro-printed j-card and extra xeroxed insert. Edition of 6o.
For over a decade now, Burial Hex, the eponymous maestro of Horror Electronics, has offered us a confounding glimpse into the dark night of the soul. On this powerful offering, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Clay Ruby and cellist Angela McJunkin gracefully weave through a shocking juxtaposition of kosmische neo-classical and power electronics. In an attempt to depict the mysteries of the Assumption and Ascension, Burial Hex makes a harrowing musical journey that ultimately culminates in a peaceful resolution with a very uncharacteristic piece of monastic folk pastorale.
c-35, black tape. Edition of 73
[ANGST_35] Cassandra - Claustrofobia
Second tape for this rome-based act, following the first effort "E/E" (2o13) and the collective "Aktion#1" tape (2o14) _ alongside autocancrena / Negativeself / A Happy Death. / Irs.
3 hellish new tracks offering a blend of death-concrete/ritual noise of total malevolence.
c-3o black tape, folded in a black and white A3 poster
A couple of weeks ago we released and started spreading the new batch, but once again, due to recording trips and various life-dragging delays still had to write about it.
4 new tapes are out and as usual you can order them writing at email@example.com
[ANGST_29] Unexamine - Roessler, K. - c-3o
Solid noise act from Portland consisting of Charlie Mumma (Sissy Spacek, Kira, Surplus Killing, Antropofago Ateo label) + Danny Costa (Rohit, Cost/Worth, L'Acephale, Nux Vomica) with a fair share of tapes and 7'' on A.A., Heavy Psych, Worthless, Chondritic Sound, Oxen, etc. In the red dense and dynamic harsh noise, brainbombing crusty rumblings, tape saturation fucking heaven bliss. Featuring / mastered by Brent / HHL (also in Kira with Charlie - tape on ANGST coming up for them as well) + also featuring Danny Propert / Legless. Chrome tapes.
[ANGST_3o] Skin Graft - Subterrane - c-32
No introduction needed for Cleveland's finest. Wyatt Howland keeps painting his personal, blacked, dismal vision with another great mood-changing tape. Two long untitled tracks of junk metal crunching / bashing, sonic debris from conscience's darkest corners, unrelenting wrath, meditative discomfort, overall tension. Chrome tapes.
[ANGST_31] Wish For Skin - Measured Absence - c-2o
Wish For Skin is Erik Brown from Massachusetts, that also works as Scald Hymn and Streiber and in Under Nylon [track down also his previous efforts on Unseen Force, Bacteria Field, Summer Isle, and his own Love is the law tape label]. We're happy that this work puts an end to a moment of hiatus of the project, and that Erik crafted for us two awesome long rugged tracks of stripped down, painfully emotive PE. Uneasy haunting moods, chocking screams of despair drenched in muffled / crispy noises. 50 copies on chrome cassettes. Artwork has two different xerox blends, on same hi quality paper (25 of each were made).
New duo based in rome, two tracks captured and mixed live on a 4 track tape recorder. Transcendent concrète musique, murky feel. Pieces of microtonal / detuned guitars, burman bells, analogue synths rumblings, treated tapes of ritual hindu / persian music and field recordings, hisses, delirium pannings, amplified objects / metals, as much as all the silence inbetween them.
The last 4o days or so have been too busy and various live / studio activities dragged us away from home / net and properly announcing the latest analogue breed from ANGST - even if part of it circulated anyway among some contacts, friends, and sodality - so : 6 long-desired new tapes are ready to reach you - They took a lot of time to be worked and endlessy refined, but now they're here and just like we wanted them to be. [ANGST_27] N. - Born to die - c5o [ANGST_26] N. - s/t - c45 [ANGST_25] Raven - Warganism - c4o [ANGST_24] Shesha De Naga - Jai Mata Kali - c4o [ANGST_22] Francisco Meirino & Dave Phillips - Uglyography - c4o [ANGST_14] Zona Industriale - IZ - c6o
As usual, you can get them writing at ► firstname.lastname@example.org
[ANGST_23] CAPRICORNI PNEUMATICI - CP1 / Al-Azif - 2xcs : available for preorder
The first two tapes of the legendary esoteric / ritual italian cult act of the 8os, faithfully reproduced, finally available again _ housed in a black box, strictly limited to 93 handnumbered copies. A good part of them is already reserved : for ordering / details write to
First part of the spring batch is ready.
Four new tapes are out.
A Happy Death. / To Mankind - Nil. - c5o [ANGST]
Delayed since forever for every sort of trouble - as every proper
damned release demands - the split tape between A Happy Death. and To
Mankind went finally out in the cruelest month.
are based in Italy and offer some kind of death industrial noise with
several similarities in feelings / sounds / attitude / hatred. Debut
effort for To Mankind [formerly Cruel Cadaver Exquis, also gtr player in
crust/d-beat band Polis Äckel] and new pollution from A Happy Death. [also involved with Malastrana, Campomorto, Maldoror's Dog, Degrado, etc] following few other tapes shared with Shiver, Negativeself, autocancrena and some collaborations. 3 tracks each, recorded and mixed between 2o13 and 2o14. Ultra-negatively charged filthy electronics. Amp crashes, layers of
various junk and dying synths, tape saturation folding sad atmospheric
landscapes of concrete discontent. Unpleasant views, constant anxiety,
increasing lack of meaning. An intimate examination of the void left
from emotiveness slowly turned into pain and detachment due to cold
brutality of everyday horror. Featuring Mauro S. [Shiver / Deprivation /
Diazepam tapes] providing some more despair with his extra synth in the opening track. Comes in standard j-case with collage inlay + 3 extra cardboard cards. 7o black / hand-scratched c-5o.
Campomorto is a collaboration unit between autocancrena and A Happy Death. The first self titled tape is out now, co_produced by both members' labels _ Scorze Records
+ ANGST . 3 tracks, nearly 4o minutes of desolation from this
discomforting swamp. Amplified ritual metals / objects, Microkorg, field
recordings, broken tapes. The swamp is still here to us. Self isolated
noise influenced by old italian and swedish postmortem disarray.
Recorded and processed by A. + L. at Cursed Christ studio during 2o14.
66 pro dubbed black tapes, pro printed inlay and an extra cardboard card.
LCB / Wertham - Contempt - c5o [ANGST]
"Contempt", a brand new release that is both a collaboration and a split between Tuscany's acclaimed extreme noise LE COSE BIANCHE, and WERTHAM, since two decades, Lombardy's supplier of antisocial electronics. LCB delivers 4 tracks in its personal style, featuring highly saturated sounds and Italian shouted manic vocals
WERTHAM trade mark full-frontal analog aggression, vocal wreckage and explicit samples. Furthermore, thee tape is completed by two collaboration tracks blending both styles together. As the title suggests, "Contempt" includes 10 hymns for the socially impaired, focusing on obsessions, disabilities, phobias, predatory instincts and good-old antisocial tendencies.
c-5o, comes in black and white J-Card illustrated by Marco Deplano.
No particular introduction needed.
Vomir (fr) and Nascitari (it) are two of the few real masters of hnw . Together with The Rita, Ramirez and very few others, among those still delivering quality releases with personal research / concepts (or no concepts) . Among those that spent years and years of true morbid obsession on sound, leading each one to an unmistakable touch .
On our tape they join forces in two long slabs of total void and bleak crackling slow motion transcendence, for an hour of pure noise bliss.
Just 9 copies left of the debut tape of VOGUE : " Dicembre 2014" c-2o [ ANGST // CEMENTO ] Released - in ultra limited edition - last week at ROMA LA DRONA II noisefest.
Harsh noise duo coming from Rimini / Bologna, huge fans of Macronympha,
Incapacitants and Shangiovese _ also in Shesha De Naga (debut on ANGST
coming for them too). They also run the tape label Cemento, dedicated to
experimental Italian sounds.https://soundcloud.com/voguehn grab it fast ► email@example.com