Monday, 16 September 2019

Now available:

(sic 109) Actuary 'Last Thing' C-12

Active in the noise underground since the turn of the decade, Actuary is a multi-driver vehicle for mining both the far reaches of space and the raw dirt of this earth, the project sharing stages and recordings with some of the cream of the noise-making talent currently operating in our humble world.

‘Last Thing’’s first mission reaches for the edge of the universe until the fuel runs out, the burn of expanding particles leaving a solar scorch to the window and a glare to the astral landscape; the second brings that crash landing into an earthly mix of horror house motif and crooked door creak, staccato electronics, samples, and subterranean noise.

‘Last Thing’ is packaged in hand-assembled and painted boxes with a wire cutout and collage artwork, and is limited to 50 copies. 

(sic 114) Blackfire 'Blackfire' C-30

Blackfire is the collaborative project of Wyatt Howland (best known for his work as Skin Graft, but also the black heart of about 30 other Cleveland projects) and Andrew Kirschner (long-time experimental raconteur, and also a tentacled contributor to the Cleveland scene), a blurred vision of urban decay which finds a middle ground between Wyatt’s noise misanthropy and Andrew’s dissociative experimental manipulations. Found sound, filthy noise, late night unease, and backlot malaise all coalesce in the duo’s firs release in four years, ‘Blackfire’.

Edition of 75 copies in a semi-transparent sleeve of cut-and-paste artwork.

(sic 115) Hostage Pageant & The Cherry Point & Kazuma Kubota CD

Sometimes you have to think big, and when I was finally able to release an unearthed The Cherry Point recording I saw no option but to pair Phil Blankenship’s long-form maelstromic exhumation with two of the finest contemporary noise-makers: Hostage Pageant’s body tackling harsh noise, and the dynamic finesse and laser cut-up precision of Kazuma Kubota. It’s been a long time in the making, but I am so very proud of the chance to work with these artists, and release this material.

Three artists across 53 minutes, CD in an edition of 200 copies with artwork by Jonathan Canady.

The webstore continues to be expanded with titles, and more on the way. Current Cipher projects-in-the-works include the long-awaited Culver LP/3 cassette boxset, Human Larvae 'Methods Of Submission II' cassette, a Mo*Te/Worth split tape, and more!

Monday, 3 June 2019

Now available:

(sic 112) Hum Of The Druid 'The Conservative Road Beyond The Bizarre' C-56

(sic 113) Anakrid  'Ugly/Pretty' 7"

Umpio & 'Permutable Schema' 2xCD

More releases very soon from Kazuma Kubota, The Cherry Point, Hostage Pageant, Blackfire and Actuary.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Now available:

(sic 94) K2 'Spiral Short Circuit' 12"

(sic 102) Kjostad  'Ice In, Ice Out' C-30

(sic 110) Bizarre Uproar 'For Night Science' one-sided C-60

(sic 111) Sickness 'Purgatory' CD

Strong webstore updated too, with more on the way!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Available today:

(sic 100) Ulex Xane 'Stances / Semblance' CD

(sic 107) SK.MV 'Slow Death' CD

(sic 108) Entre Vifs 'The Harvest' C-32

The webstore has also undergone a massive update.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Small but special mailorder update just posted.  I'm intend to move away from Storenvy given their fees (which are currently being largely absorbed by a reduction to my postal charges); if you want to order feel free to get in contact direct.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

N. 'Unworthy' 10"

(sic 104) N. Unworthy 10" is now available.

I’m extremely pleased to offer this new vinyl release from N., a project weaned on the legendary Slaughter Productions before carving its name into the papery skin of the industrial underbelly for the last two decades.

Unworthy harks back to the nosocomephobia of Hospital Murders and Autofagia, its unsettling synthesizer lines realising a harrowing picture of blood-spotted hallways, crumbling infrastructure and patient distress. Unworthy is N. in its most evocative and fear-fuelled state.

10” vinyl pressed in an edition of 100 copies, with printed fabric covers.

Masturbatory Dysfunction 'Water Bondage' C-30

(sic 101) Masturbatory Dysfunction Water Bondage C-30 is now available.
Water Bondage treads a fine line between Masturbatory Dysfunction's static constructs and Felicia's darker clouds of smogged finesse, its 30 minutes carefully layering and tightening streams of smothering industrial noise with no permitted alleviation. Its tracks choke with insistence, and seem to be realised from a state of oxygen-less semi-consciousness and inhibition.

Edition of 75 copies comes in an A5 ziplock bag with double-sided collage artwork from Luke Holland (Trapdoor Tapes), accompanied by some rope and netting for added inspiration.