AUK THEATER / POD BLOTZ

Volcano / Ten Phases Of Fallen

(Nihilist - NIHIL79) split LP $16.50

Entomologist Irene Moon’s work blends the insect world and her version of performance and electronics. Joined here by Hair Police’s Trevor Tremaine and others, Auk Theater’s side utilizes voice, various acoustic instrumentation and synthesizer. Photographer and visual artist Suzy Poling investigates electronic vocal processing, Moog organ, drum machines and modular synthesizers on the Pod Blotz side, creating eerie and haunting compositions, with a driving force. Paste-on jackets. Edition of 300.

ALEX BARNETT / FIELDED

Alex Barnett / Fielded

(Nihilist - NIHIL73) split LP $19.00

Barnett's two subtle and sinister soundscapes delve into synthesizer soundtrack territory, eerie enough to turn any situation into a potential death scene. Pounding, anthemic drum machine battle beats by Fielded (Lindsay Powell, also of GA'AN/Festival) lay to waste foundations of synthesizers, while multi-layered and processed vocals command with definitive power. Edition of 200.

COSTES

Hung By The Dick

(Nihilist) Used CD $3.00

Blazing casios and techno beats, spastic singing, sensitive thoughts and utter madness. Dare to explore, dissect and analyze this hefty collection of mental disorders vomited up like poisonous bile from an insane primate, jumping up and down, feverishly masturbating and throwing feces, racism, scatology, homophophia, homoeroticism, Nazi sentiments, misogyny and violent, megalomaniacal attitudes at anyone within range. From 2002

DEATH SQUAD

Live @ Leeds 4.15.00

(Nihilist) Used CD $10.00

Uncompromising twenty-three-minute power-industrial attack. Silkscreened all-black jewelbox. Includes Fratricide video.

KEVIN DRUMM / JOHN WIESE

Untitled

(Nihilist - NIHIL63) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock) (Out-of-print)

Mania-inducing, heavy waves of suffocating bass frequencies with ripping and tearing, hissing and speaker destroying hellstorm. Recorded in Chicago in 2005. Cover art by Alex Decarli.

INFLATABLE ALTERBOYS / PANICSVILLE

Untitled

(Nihilist) Used Split LP $10.00

From 2000. Silkscreened Mylar cover.

MAGIC IS KÜNTMASTER

Nightsongs For Ugly Children

(Nihilist) Used CD $10.00

KFJC hears Camilla Ha on this 2003 disc as a blend of the “reverb-drenched vocal stylings of the Ventricle label” and “digital depth charges. I think she plays a midi-bass with a maxipad. This CD is sonically dense, although the instrumentation is sparse. Her singing is more whispery muttering, like Julee Cruise … through pipes after being abducted and kept in an underground reservoir.” In a card sleeve with visible corner creasing, inside hand-sewn upholstery fabric pouch. Numbered edition 47/520

MAMA BÄR

Asylum Lunaticum

(Nihilist - NIHIL69) LP $19.00

Masterfully unsettling, preposterous in its devotion to pleasure, the eroded clawing of bleeding fingertips complementary to the delicate and agonizing moans that cascade through rubber halls of some forgotten insane asylum, as recorded by a sick warden with enough time on her hands to engage in manipulation of the macabre document, just to enhance the creepiness and perversion. The CD of the same name on Intransitive, though no less recommendable, is a compilation; Nihilist's LP is the full, uncut, un-edited version. Edition of 250.

BRETT NAUCKE

The Visitor

(Nihilist - NIHIL77) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Six tracks of analog modular synthesizer and musique concrète clocking in at just over thirty-three minutes. On the debut vinyl release by the owner of the Catholic Tapes label, warm synths are juxtaposed with chaotic, scratchy rubbings in the foreground. Beat-like pulses help drive along airy synth drones. The bubbly is joined by the sweeping and cinematic. “An electronic bog filled with subtle, seductive melodies and eerie organic abstractions,” says Paul Casey. Edition of 300.

ANDY ORTMANN / BEN VIDA

Andy Ortmann / Ben Vida

(Nihilist - NIHIL72) split LP $18.75

(Nihilist - NIHIL72) Used Split LP $12.00

Analog modular synth mayhem from two perspectives. Complex waveforms for complex times.

ANDY ORTMANN

Nightmania

(Nihilist) Used CD $5.00

One seriously creeped-out Musique Machine reviewer compares this 2004 disc to Argento-inspired horror with its “sick drone elements; nerve-jarring noise; sinister rhythmic mutterings; burn-your-skin-off, seething banks of static; bizzaro samples; ’80s movie synthesizer…; bent electronics; ritual gong pounding; face forced into a sink; crippling noise with layered mix of laughter and crying…; morbid synth tones; bubbling and dripping sounds; almost dub-like bass fluttering…; looped shutting door noise or something been chopped over and over.” You know, the whole genius / madness thing. Includes booklet of track-specific illustrations. Sealed

OUTER SPACE / RAGLANI

Raglani / Outer Space

(Nihilist - NIHIL67) split LP $20.00

Quite synthesizerish and pleasantly mindbending. Guest appearance by C. Spencer Yeh on the Raglani side. Artwork by Jeremy Kannapell (Ghost Ice). Edition of 500.

PANICSVILLE

Perverse

(Nihilist) Enhanced CD $4.00

Andy Ortmann’s soundtrack to Usama Alshaibi’s 32mm film “Convulsion Expulsion.” Sealed

PANICSVILLE / RUBBER-0-CEMENT

Resistor / Pleasure Mechanisms Understudy

(Nihilist) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

League-of-their-own electronics by Bay Area duo beloved for their cardboard computer and ramshackle Witchypoo costuming, backed with bachelor pad birdcalls, space jingles, random blips and bleeps, and reassuring 1950s anachronisms.

PANICSVILLE

Four Notes In Search Of A Tune

(Nihilist) Used LP $50.00

Broken remains of multiple separate LP pieced together the hot glue, with the pieces angled in such a way that the needle drops off the edge of each fragment and causes a loud thud. Playable any any speed. Edition of 100.

DAVE PHILLIPS / RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK / SUDDEN INFANT

Schimpfluch-Commune Int.

(Nihilist) Used 2x cassette + CDR $60.00

Finalized at the 20th anniversary of Schimpfluch, December 28, 2006, released 2007. Numbered edition of 100. C28 + C34 + 45min disc

PRURIENT

Baron’s Chamber

(Nihilist) Used CD $15.00

“A throbbing slab of low-slung static and burnt out vocals,” observes Evol Kween The Musical. This single thirty-minute track from 2005 features “distinct ‘movements’ weighed down in a sludgy and hopeless atmosphere [where] washes of classical waltz drift in and out at odd intervals, creating a sentimental and kind of creepy contrast to the relentless fuzz…. Vocals take a back seat [sourced though they are from the writings of Jean Feraca], and are well disguised within everything else that’s going on.” Sealed

RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK

Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock

(Nihilist - NIHIL30) Used LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Complex compositions from 2005 based around a wild array of sound sources of a psycho-sexual nature, along with snarling dogs, drum machine blasts and free jazz hoots. Second edition of 200, black vinyl.

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Masters of the Scene — The Definitive ABBA Tribute

(Nihilist) Used CD $4.00

Tracks by Canned Hamm, Sockeye, Kazumoto Endo, Vertonen, Evil Moisture, Ungratefeul Deadbeats, Ski-Mask & The Bucketmen, Absorb, Guilty Connector, I & Makoto, irr. app. (ext.), Wäldchengarten, Brain Transplant, Foamula. Spider Compass Good Crime Band, Body Tong, The Rib, Wounded Head, Plastic Crimewave Band, Sudden Infant, Gunshop, Viki, Julia Sets, Methypnox. From 2003