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11/11/18: New Arrivals from Raubbau, Survivalist, and a couple self-released titles

The ongoing Canada Post worker strike is causing some delays for incoming stock. The strikes are rotating, so after a few days service resumes in one region, while stopping in another. Things are making their way here and it will likely result in a fairly large update when everything eventually shows up.

Raubbau
CONTAGIOUS ORGASM – Live at Maschinenfest 2008 CS
SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Live at Maschinenfest 2017 CS

Survivalist
INTENSIVE CARE – A Removal To Elsewhere CS

self-releases
CATHAL RODGERS / LES HOMMES-CHIENS – ACHLYS CD
CRITICAL PATH CS (Ryan Bloomer)

Incoming titles from Advaita, Anthems of the Undesirable, Bacteria Field, Bizarre Audio Arts, Breathing Problem, Broken Britain, Cipher Productions, Deathbed Tapes, Freak Animal, Putojefe, Red Area, Strange Material, Urashima

11/04/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Forlag For Fri Musik, Nefarious Activities, Nil By Mouth, NSN, Team Boro

Forlag For Fri Musik
CAPERS – Dregs LP

Nefarious Activities
BACILLUS – Serial Infector CS

Nil By Mouth
CALIGULA031 & CONTAGIOUS ORGASM – Non-Consensual CS
SODOMY FROM BEYOND – Dead Fluids Baptism CS
UTOYA – Preying Upon Your Youth CS

NSN
UN REGARD FROID - Devoir.Génétique.Violence.Hiérarchie CS
UN REGARD FROID – Palinodie (Anticinéma) CS

Team Boro
STALL MAN – Dead Orators CS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Arson CS (VMS ELIT / HEINZ HOPF / LEGLESS / etc)

Incoming titles from Advaita, Anthems of the Undesirable, Bacteria Field, Breathing Problem, Broken Britain, Cipher Productions, Freak Animal, Putojefe, Raubbau, Red Area, Strange Material

10/28/18: New Arrivals from A Wave Press, No Rent, Total Black

A Wave Press
CACKLE CAR - Idling 1 CS

No Rent
COLLIN MCKELVEY – The Golden Ass CS
VERTONEN – Hostage Exchange CS

Total Black
GOVERNMENT ALPHA – Insanityranny CS
LIKE WEEDS – Not Everyone Alive Survived Childhood CS

Incoming titles from Advaita, Bacteria Field, Breathing Problem, Nil By Mouth, Red Area, Strange Material, Team Boro

10/21/18: New Arrivals from Obsessive Fundamental Realism and Phosgen
 
Obsessive Fundamental Realism
EDGE OF DECAY / UMPIO – Declaration CS
SCATMOTHER & PISSOIR ROUGE – Physics Dissolve in Urine CD
STARK – Caveat Emptor CS
THE RITA / CITALOPRAM SHUNYATA – Lady Macbeth CS
 
Phosgen
ERADICATION CALL CS
 
Incoming titles from A Wave Press, Advaita, Bacteria Field, Breathing Problem, Nil By Mouth, No Rent, Strange Material, Team Boro, Total Black

10/14/18: New Arrivals from NSN and Prime Ruin

NSN
UN REGARD FROID – Palinodie (Anticinéma) CS (exclusive distro)

Prime Ruin
FLYSCH - Fear of Fine Sand b/w Silence of Black Rubber CS
SKIN GRAFT – Afflict CS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Passing Rumor Vol. 2 CS (KJOSTAD / WINTER RITUAL / REMNANTS / STERILE GARDEN / NO DREAMS / SHREDDED NERVE)

Incoming titles from A Wave Press, Advaita, Bacteria Field, Breathing Problem, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Phosgen, Strange Material, Team Boro, Total Black

10/07/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Gutter Bloat, Idiopathic, Neural Operations / Spastik, No Rent, RRR, VOSP

Gutter Bloat
STRIATIONS – Trauma Code CS
ZUSAMMENBRUCH – Alterations & New Beginnings CS

Idiopathic
BLIND DATE – Lying All the Time CS
GOVERNMENT ALPHA – Arrogant Ghosts CS
RICK REED – Ecstasy of Barely Heard Sounds CS
T.E.F. - Intrusive CS

Neural Operations / Spastik Communications / Spastik Visuals
DEATH SQUAD – Cutting Myself Open to See and Feel Blood CS
DEATH SQUAD – Almost Dead in Chicago DVD-R
THE PAIN FACTORY 4DVD

No Rent
KJOSTAD – Glacial Lake CS

RRRecords
BLACK LEATHER JESUS – Recycled CS
INCAPACITANTS – Recycled CS
JOHN WIESE – Recycled CS
KNURL – Recycled CS
MERZBOW – Recycled CS
NURSE WITH WOUND / CURRENT 93 – Mi-Mort CS
NURSE WITH WOUND / CURRENT 93 – Nylon Smotherin' Body Coverin' CS
PRURIENT – Recycled CS
RICHARD RAMIREZ – Recycled CS
THE RITA – Recycled CS
WOLF EYES – Recycled CS

VOSP Noise
MOLENA CS
PRIMORDIAL WOUND – Research Byproduct Disposal CS
THE RITA – Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence CS
VIOLENT SHOGUN – Cherry Blossoms at Night CS

Incoming titles from A Wave Press, Obsessive Fundamental Realsim, Phosgen, Prime Ruin, Strange Material.

09/30/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Hospital, KHEO, New Forces, No Rent

Hospital Productions
K2 – The Rust 2LP

KHEO
FREE MUSIC FOR ALL – Lobby On Lala CS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Bleep in the Dark: One 2CS

New Forces
FORM HUNTER CS
JUHYO – Thought Reform CS
KILLER BUG – Shitsuke LP
KJOSTAD / LIGATURE – Overgrown LP
MASS MARRIAGE – Secrets CS
NEW FORCES #9
SISSY SPACEK – Trash Staging LP
SKIN-GRAFT – Cancerous 4CS Box
WOLF CREEK – State of Exception CS

No Rent
FFH – Zyklon and Leather CS

Incoming titles from Gutter Bloat, Idiopathic, Neural Operations, No Rent, Prime Ruin, RRR, Strange Material, VOSP

09/23/18: New Arrivals from Dead Gods, Fusty Cunt, Gravity Swarm, Joy de Vivre, Tension Collapse
 
Dead Gods
CIENFUEGOS – Fallen Angel Back Tattoo CS
DIAPHRAGMATIC – Poisoned Gift CS
SNIVELING – Devaluation CS
 
Fusty Cunt
ATROX PESTIS – 12th Cell CS
BOAR – Union Park CS
COMMUTER – Chuo Line Express CS
CULLED – Freefall CS
HERETIC GRAIL – Gleaming Spite CS
HERETIC GRAIL – Heavy Dishonourment CS
MANIA / DETERGE – Garrulous Opinion CS
STRESS ORPHAN / DETERGE CS
SUPPORT – III CS
крона / GRADATSIYA CS
 
Gravity Swarm
CONTAGIOUS ORGASM & GUILTY C. - The Sound of City Hunter CS
GUILTY C. - Bury #6 CD
GUILTY C. - Downpour Shammer CD
GUILTY C. - Lands #2/#4 CD
GUILTY C. - The Sound Hunt EP #2 CS
K2 – Tamayura CD
 
Joy de Vivre
HANDER SOM VARDAR – Silence CS
VMS ELIT – Sueur De Sang CS
 
Tension Collapse
MACRONYMPHA – Infected Wounds CS
STRAIGHT PANIC – Scumbag CS
 
Incoming titles from Gutter Bloat, Hospital, New Forces, No Rent, VOSP

09/08/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Breathing Problem and Found Remains

Breathing Problem
BREATHING PROBLEM – Reactive Attachment Disorder CS
STRAIGHT PANIC – Cycle LP

Found Remains
HIMUKALT – Come October CS
KJOSTAD – Environment Electronics CS
SACRAMENCE – Tantrum CS

Incoming titles from Dead Gods, Fusty Cunt, Gravity Swarm, Joy de Vivre, Tension Collapse

09/02/18: New Arrivals from Bacteria Field, Modern Decadence, Morbidly Hip, Tordon Ljud

Bacteria Field
ANTICHILDLEAGUE – Infect Your Gut Infect Your Thoughts CS
DETERGE – Prince of Palo Alto CS
LE SYNDICAT FACTION VIVANTE – The CPH Sessions CS
LUKE HOLLAND – Carrion CS
PSYCHO EX GIRLFRIEND CS

Modern Decadence
DEPRAVAR – Adoration of Flesh CD-R + Zine
EXTERMINATION ORDER / NIHIL DOCTRINE CS
SODOMY FROM BEYOND – Triumph of the Hunter CS

Morbidly Hip
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Abolish Music Now 7” Flexi

Tordon Ljud
NIKLAS A.H. MARRITT – Revbensbur CS
WINCE – The Older Generation LP

And for anyone needing them, a few copies of the zine from the artist's edition of STRIATIONS - Vietnamization CS are available to order.

Incoming titles from Breathing Problem, Dead Gods, Found Remains, Gravity Swarm, Joy de Vivre, Tension Collapse

New Absurd Exposition titles still very hot. See previous post for info.

08/31/18: New Releases on Absurd Exposition



PRIMITIVE ISOLATION TACTICS - Past Spheres and Present Circles CS

"I first became aware of Taylor Geddes through his power violence band Subsist. It’s a genre that requires a precise alchemy to render something convincing and heartfelt- an elusive target that Geddes and Subsist managed to capture perfectly, elevating the conversation in the much discussed practice to something larger- something wounded but learning, vast but personal. In the years since, I’ve come to understand Geddes’ ability to hone ideas into a fine point in an age of blunt instruments. In the debut release by his new project Primitive Isolation Tactics, something lives within the layers of stutters and groans. Thickening hums are speckled with chirps and murmurs. Washes of static so rich you can feel them in your fingertips split open into a jagged space rattling with unnamable energies. Mountains questioning the storm clouds over rocky plateaus. Spitting fissures drinking in the earth’s crust. A solitary figure crouching at the lip of the pines watching rain fall on the fields." - Josh Landes (LIMBS BIN)

In-house project. Mixer feedback, field recordings, static ruminations.

C30. Edition of 107 pro-dubbed in real time on green tapes.

Stream/download.

Labels and distros can get in touch for trades and wholesale.



WOOD & METAL - Aversions CS

Ted Byrnes and Charlie Mumma have both been involved in notable experimental and abrasive projects for over a decade at this point. Byrnes through his percussion and source material contributions to works by luminaries such as THE RITA and ZOLA JESUS, as well as collaborations William Hutson (CLIPPING.) and his own solo efforts; Mumma as a member of SISSY SPACEK alongside John Wiese, his UNEXAMINE duo with Danny Costa (COST, ROHIT), and as the former kit-man for KNELT ROTE.

In WOOD & METAL the two take a harsh noise approach to loosely structured improvised acoustic percussion. Exploring the sounds of wood and metal (yes) as they occur in natural (read: unamplified) states of assault and battery. This is a stripped down focus on what could be considered source material, but in no way is it a calm before a storm - it's a storm in its own right. Given the chaotic nature of these pieces it's no surprise that some previous works have been utilized by THE RITA and Chris Goudreau (SICKNESS), taking the next step in illustrating the dynamics between the before and after. This is harsh noise. Turn it up.

C32. Edition of 110 pro-dubbed in real time on green tapes.

Stream/download.

Labels and distros can get in touch for trades and wholesale.



THE RITA - Montreal 2018 (Digital release - available here)

Living in and around Vancouver for the better part of my life, I've seen Sam McKinlay perform as THE RITA countless times. Skate sets, snorkel sets, nylon sets, various one-off live collaborations, etc., and the thing that I quickly came to notice is that, in the moment, every set feels like it's better than the one that preceded it. This remarkable consistency and personal oneupmanship makes every set memorable - pure nylon crunch at The Rickshaw, a backdrop of giallo clips at the Victoria Events Center, amplified skate rail at Antisocial, classic Egyptian/Roman film samples at the Nowhere space, underwater submersion at The 'Old' Yellow Cab Building, among so many others. These two performances dedicated to total ballet feet worship were among the more conceptual in McKinlay's live oeuvre, and were no exception to the rule.

The first set was the main event: A blank stage. A double-wide folding table with minimal gear on one side. The signature static crackle fades in - it's the pure-power sound of a master. The immense wall eventually gives way to familiar samples from previous releases. Various props are then brought out. A classical ballet record. A mannequin's foot. A ballet shoe. The foot is placed atop the record, and then inside the shoe with cautious, delicate precision. Preparing for pointe. After a brief reprise the musical theme from the ballet comes into focus. Then it's a study of the scene. A digital camera. Its flash as photographs are taken of the mannequin's foot in the ballet shoe. Careful to obtain the right shot. Large prints of these shots are brought out and taped to the front of the table. A display of the scene from the artist's vantage point. A vision captured. A reference for later study. A keepsake for the collection. The theme ends. The photo session is over. Another noise reprise. The stage is slowly torn down as we are lead into one last sample of familiar dialogue before a finale of crumbling static.

The second set is more stripped down. There is no camera. No record. No faux foot. Only a ballet shoe in the palm of McKinlay's hand as he sits in front of one of the large prints affixed to a table. The noise is mostly left to its own devices, interwoven with the familiar samples. There is again a study underway here. The photo is touched and traced by fingers that long to know all of the intricacies of what is on display. The shoe is worked over, its form and texture explored with a contact mic. He brings the shoe to his face and indulges himself in its glory. He lets it sink in to him and he into it. He breathes it all in. This is THE RITA, at last. The performance suddenly becomes not only a case study in obsession and form but also a character study of the performer as we are given this brief unguarded glimpse into something truly personal. How the set ends is inconsequential after what we have just borne witness to. This kind of intimacy is what matters in art, and no amount of text can convey its power.

McKinlay's dedication to his obsessions is familiar to most that are aware of him at this point. This current, and perhaps ultimate, obsession of the relationship between ballet and feminine form is at once the culmination and the continuation of every aspect that makes THE RITA what it is. The time was right to receive him in Montreal at this conceptual and performative high.

You can choose your favourite era of the project as you see fit, but the dedication and forward-momentum of THE RITA make it impossible to ignore the power of the moment.
 

This release is digital-only and includes a 12-page PDF booklet featuring the above liner notes along with select images and flyers from the two events. Available here.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - Vancouver Noise Fest VIII

An archival stream of the festival is now available on the Absurd Exposition Bandcamp. Thanks to Anju Singh for her continuing efforts in organizing this festival for the past 8 years and counting.

A full distro update will be posted this weekend. Thank you.

08/26/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Endangered Species, Kitty Play, Nancy Jo, No Rent, Trapdoor Tapes, Unrest Productions

Endangered Species
FOR FEAR OF HELENA – Paraphobia CS

Kitty Play
DEATHPILE – Exhumed CS
LIKE WEEDS – They Grow CS

Nancy Jo
CAGES – Inside a Ringing Chord CD

No Rent
CHURCH SHUTTLE – Mind of a Savage CS
FFH – Zyklon and Leather CS
JASON CRUMER – Ottoman Black CS
PETER J. WOODS – The Illusory Hope CS
SPOILS & RELICS – Tarry CS

Trapdoor Tapes
ARMOUR GROUP / ISOMER – Desire To Fight CS
FLAGELLATIO ORGASMUS / PAIN APPENDIX – Degenerate Electroniks CS
GRIM – Primary Pulse CS
INFLATED CLIMAX CS
LEGLESS – Draw Blood CS
REIKO.A - Live at Yaneura II CS
RUDOLF EB.ER – 4 4 4 4 CS
SCHOOL FOR CADAVERS – Re Education CS
WONDERLAND CLUB – Live Stream CS

Unrest Productions
AM NOT – Unpunished : Appendix 10”
CON-DOM – Have Complete Faith CD
CON-DOM / THE GREY WOLVES – Waging War Against You CD
CONCRETE MASCARA – Decay Sequence CS
KEVLAR – Alpha Strife LP + DVDr
KEVLAR – New Fears, New Fights LP
KONTINENT – No Reverse CS
KONTINENT – Stasis LP
KOUFAR – Lebanon for Lebanese CD
SHIFT / KOUFAR  - August 1 1936 CS

Incoming titles from Bacteria Field, Breathing Problem Productions, Gravity Swarm, Joy de Vivre, Tension Collapse, Tordon Ljud

08/05/18: New Arrivals from Angst

BREATHING PROBLEM – Mattress On the Floor CS + Zine
DEATH DEDICATION – Red Bird CS
NO DREAMS – Constant Vitriol CS
UNSUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CONDITION – With Wood and Metal CS

Incoming titles from Bacteria Field, Endangered Species, No Rent

07/29/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Mute Channel, No Response, Thousands of Dead Gods, White Centipede Noise

Mute Channel
V. SINCLAIR – Tender Truth CS

No Response
T. MIKAWA / AARON DILLOWAY & C. SPENCER YEH – Live at Torn Light CS

Thousands of Dead Gods
COST – Highway Walker CS
JACKSON-PRATT – Concrete Tunnel CS
SCANT / PLEASURE ISLAND / SHREDDED NERVE – Beyond a Single Breeding Cycle 3CS

White Centipede Noise
JEPH JERMAN – The Bray Harp 12”
LEGLESS – Music for Blackouts CS
RESPIRATOR – Burst CS

Plus one copy of
CTI – European Rendezvous DVD (bootleg reissue of hard to find VHS from 1984)

Incoming titles from Angst, Bacteria Field, No Rent

07/21/18: New Arrivals from Antipatik Records, Jubokko, Strange Material

Antipatik
CALIGULA031 – Sexodrome 7”
GRAUSTICH / COMA DETOX / WHITESWAN / EDGE OF DECAY – Stay Yourself Whatever the Cost CS
UMPIO / CREATION THROUGH DESTRUCTION CS

Jubokko
DISROTTED & GUILTY C. - Live in Osaka CS

Strange Material
MARION & PASSION ALTAR – Self-Improvement CS
MUNITION – Entry CS
NATHAN IVANCO – Reverse Chanel CS
PASSION ALTAR – Les Emotions Synthetiques CS

Incoming titles from Angst, Mute Channel, Nefarious Activities, No Rent, Thousands of Dead Gods, White Centipede Noise

07/14/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Narcolepsia and Old Europa Cafe

Narcolepsia
KAKERLAK / TASKMASTER CS
PYROX – Detach CS
SCUM F.C. - Compensation Culture CS
TROUBLED SLEEP #3
VOMIR / BLEAK EXISTENCE CS

Old Europa Cafe
ATRAX MORGUE – Sickness Report / Slush of a Maniac 2CD
ATRAX MORGUE / CONTAGIOUS ORGASM – Forced Entry / N.C.W. CD
VITTORE BARONI / MAURIZIO BIANCHI / PIERMARIO CIANI / DANIELE CIULLUNI – Musical Surgery CD

Incoming titles from Angst, Antipatik, Jubokko, Nefarious Activities, Strange Material, White Centipede Noise

07/07/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Aught/Void, Breathing Problem, Disclosures, Freak Animal / Industrial Recollections / IOPS, Mondo Anthem, NEONS Publishing, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Tordon Ljud, Torn Light, Turgid Animal

Aught/Void
BEE EATER – Jet Roar Black CS
BRAEYDEN JAE – Flagrant Foul CS
FORMLESS HOURS – Love's Desolation CS
GODDAUGHTER CS
KJOSTAD – Bear Baiting CS
STATIC CONTROL – Frail Posture CS

Breathing Problem Productions
BREATHING PROBLEM / NO HEAT 12”

Disclosures
THE RITA – Letestu 7”

Freak Animal / Industrial Recollections / IOPS
ALFARMANIA – The Waiting Grave CS
CLINIC OF TORTURE – Slavesex CS
CLINIC OF TORTURE – Sound of Torment CS
CLOAMA – Embargoed CD
CON-DOM – War and Ordnance CS
DEATHKEY / 88MM – Total War / None of You Left CD
ENCEPHALOPHONIC – Exhuming the Perversion 2CD
GRUNT – Chance To Be Cruel CS
GRUNT – Swarm of Parasites CS
INSTITUTE OF PARAPHILIA STUDIES Volume 3 DVD-R
MO*TE – Cuffs CD
MO*TE – Life in a Peaceful New World CD
PUCE MARY – Ultimate Hypocrisy CS
ROTAT – Grease District CD
SADIO – Sophisticated Methods in Torture CD
SILENCE OF VACUUM – 3: Heavy Rubber Discipline CS
SILENCE OF VACUUM – 4: Sealwear / Heartbeat & Chains CS
SUDDEN INFANT / GREY WOLVES / MACRONYMPHA – Interzone CD
TAINT – Indecent Liberties CD

Mondo Anthem
VIJU KREM - Snare Dance CD (THE RITA + NERVOUS CORPS)

NEONS Publishing
DADDY #1

No Rent Records
GNAWED – Ruin CS
HUM OF THE DRUID – A Strange Export CS
NOISE NOMADS – Palpable Menace CS

Obsessive Fundamental Realism
CHAOS CASCADE – Son of the Void CS
ENTARTUN CD
HYMENAL OPENING / CERVICAL SMEAR CS

Tordon Ljud
GRAUSTICH – Morality Ends LP

Torn Light Records
LIMBS BIN – One Happy World LP
MBD – Damages CS

Turgid Animal
DODSKAMPEN – Tanatocronologia CS
NICOLA VINCIGUERRA – The Golden Age of Rimming CS

Incoming titles from Narcolepsia, Nefarious Activities, Old Europa Cafe, Strange Material

06/30/18: New Arrivals from Cipher Productions, FTAM Productions, Noise Widow, Spastik Visuals, Total Black

Cipher Productions
N. - Unworthy 10”
NIGHT SCIENCE III Zine + CD
NIGHT SCIENCE IV Zine + CD
NIGHT SCIENCE V Zine + CD

FTAM Productions
ANDREA PENSADO – As Within So Without CS
BACHELORETTE PARTY – Submission of Archival Sonic Documentation: Riverwest, WI 2017-2018 CS
MYRRH / DINITROPHENOL / BOOTSLAVE – NWOMHN CS

Noise Widow
NOISE WIDOW #3

Spastik Visuals
THE PAIN FACTORY (A Public Access TV Noise Show 1995-1997) 4DVD

Total Black
COMMERCIAL TOWER – A Moscow Mall Tears Itself Apart CS
EDEMA INTRAVENOSA – Set the World On Fire CS
HALV DROM – Young Gods CS
MOSS HARVEST – Fountain 2CS
OIL THIEF – Colors of Devotion CS
ORDER OF NINE ANGELS – Mark of the Beast LP
ROTERA B.A.G. - Cobalt Stall CS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Primary Purpose CS
WEREWOLF JERUSALEM / THE RITA / VOMIR – Threesome Slitting LP

Incoming titles from Aught/Void, Disclosures, Freak Animal, Mondo Anthem, Narcolepsia, Neons Publishing, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Old Europa Cafe, Strange Material, Tordon Ljud, Torn Light, Turgid Animal

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06/23/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from New Forces, Oxen, Tordon Ljud

New Forces
CELLULOID MURDER – Celluloid Murder's Magnificent Garden CS
MASS MARRIAGE – Secrets CS
NEW FORCES #8
PERSONNAGE 77 – Cock Museum CS
STRIATIONS – Vietnamization CS
WINCE – Bullets for German Radio CS

Oxen
BEING – Hydrocracker CS
CIRCUIT WOUND – Symbiotic Cannibalism CS
MASON – Concrete Mirror CS

Tordon Ljud
COG: NULL – Ar Noll CS
OV – Uppe Med Tuppen CS

The GRAUSTICH LPs on Tordon Ljud arrived with damaged covers. Replacements are en route.

Incoming titles from Aught/Void, Cipher Productions, Freak Animal, FTAM Productions, Narcolepsia, Neons Publishing, No Rent, Noise Widow, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Pain Factory, Strange Material, Tordon Ljud, Torn Light, Total Black

06/17/18: New Arrivals from Breathing Problem, Found Remains, Fusty Cunt, menstrualrecordings / Murder Release, New Approach, Prose Nagge

Breathing Problem Productions
BREATHING PROBLEM / NO HEAT 12”
CONCAVE / CONVEX – Victory Over Body CS + Zine
FRATAXIN – Surrogate Penance CS
JT WHITFIELD – Divorce Figure CS
THE VISITOR – I Dream Death CS

Found Remains
C.L. LOBBESTAEL – Particle Dissolution CS
HIMUKALT – Come October CS
KJOSTAD – Environment Electronics CS

Fusty Cunt
MANIA / DETERGE – Lay Waste / Future of Pulse LP

menstrualrecordings / Murder Release
ATRAX MORGUE – Fourth Injection LP

New Approach
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Poison Vol. III CS (Am Not, Linekraft, Uncodified, Caligula031, Knurl, etc)

Prose Nagge
WORTH – Blood Possessed CD-R

Incoming titles from Aught/Void, Cipher Productions, FTAM Productions, Narcolepsia, Neons Publishing, New Forces, Noise Widow, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Oxen, The Pain Factory, Strange Material, Tordon Ljud, Torn Light, Total Black, Turgid Animal

06/09/18: New Arrivals from Anthems of the Undesirable, Gilgongo / Helicopter / Pica Disk

Anthems of the Undesirable
JENZEITS - Jenzeits Cosmic Orbits LP

Gilgongo / Helicopter / Pica Disk
DREW DANIEL & JOHN WIESE – Continuous Hole LP
JOHN WIESE – Escaped Language 12”
LASSE MARHAUG / JOHN WIESE – Continuous Loop Sheep 7”
SISSY SPACEK – Pitched Intervention CD

Incoming titles from Aught/Void, Cipher Productions, FTAM Productions, Narcolepsia, Neons Publishing, New Forces, Noise Widow, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Oxen, The Pain Factory, Strange Material, Tordon Ljud, Torn Light, Total Black, Turgid Animal

06/03/18: New Arrivals from Black Rose Recordings, Cipher Productions, Magnetic Coroner, Skeleton Dust

Black Rose Recordings
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Your Reality is Broken LP (Contrastate, Genocide Organ, etc)

Cipher Productions
MASTURBATORY DYSFUNCTION – Water Bondage CS

Magnetic Coroner
MAGNETIC CORONER – Brasserie Beaubien 03 18 18 CS
MAGNETIC CORONER – Cold Spring Hollow 02 17 18 CS
MAGNETIC CORONER – Syracuse University 04 25 18 CS

Skeleton Dust
KIRAN ARORA – Glare CS

Incoming titles from Anthems of the Undesirable, Aught/Void, Breathing Problem, Cipher, Helicopter, Narcolepsia, New Approach, Strange Material, Tordon Ljud, Total Black

05/28/18: New Arrivals from Neural Operations and Wonderland Media / New Video from THE RITA

Neural Operations
MK9 – Resist 3” CD-R
MK9 / MICHAEL NINE – Discography and Video 2001-2006 2CD
RUSALKA / MK9 – Separate Anxieties CD-R

Wonderland Media
COOTER – Besmirched for Bedwetting CS
DAVID FREEMAN & JOHN GARDNER – Fucked by Moonlight Zine

Incoming titles from Aught/Void, Black Rose, Breathing Problem, Cipher, Helicopter, Narcolepsia, New Approach, Prime Ruin, Skeleton Dust, Strange Material, Total Black

THE RITA - Choreography to Cracked Linear Textural Sound

Elements of classical and neoclassical ballet used to choreograph a dancer's movements to jagged lines of sound.

Created expressly for Vimeo. View here.

05/21/18: GDPR Consent

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05/20/18: New Arrivals from Malignant and Strange High House

Malignant
HIMUKALT – Knife in the Spine LP
STROMSTAD – New Devoted Human LP

Strange High House
BLACK IRON PRISON / CLEAN CS

Incoming titles from Black Rose, Cipher Productions, Narcolepsia, New Approach, Skeleton Dust, Strange Material, Total Black, Wonderland Media

05/13/18: New Releases on Absurd Exposition / New Arrivals and Restocks from Uninvited and Urashima

BREAKING THE WILL - Rushing Wires CS
Among being one half of the harsh noise slasher duo ACTION/DISCIPLINE as well as the intimate field recorder KJOSTAD, Stefan Aune has been the figure behind the NEW FORCES label and zine for the past eight years. His ripping harsh-noise project BREAKING THE WILL has been alongside it from the get-go.

Active since 2010, BREAKING THE WILL has only recently entered the double-digit mark of a back catalog. A calculated no-nonsense approach of this nature is often missing in today's crop of noise artists. On this release the project continues to toe the line set by the preeminents of 90s/00s Japanoise: harsh static, rumble, crumble, shattered glass, piercing high-voltage feedback, rushing wires... but the cuts are less spastic than BTW's Japanese counterparts and the delivery becomes more severe when stripped of its clean nature and has the dirtiness of Americanoise applied to it.

BREAKING THE WILL is the American answer to PAIN JERK.

The project boasts splits with (North) American contemporaries such as AHLZAGAILZEHGUH, GNAWED, THE RITA and has seen releases on eminent labels like PHAGE TAPES and WHITE CENTIPEDE NOISE as well as on the relatively new imprint THOUSANDS OF DEAD GODS, not to mention the handful on NEW FORCES.

Aune knows what he is doing and it shows through the reserved execution of his projects and the aesthetic and efforts of his label. Hot off the heels of recent features in THE WIRE and SPECIAL INTERESTS magazines, and with an upcoming feature in the tell-it-as-it-is publication NOISE WIDOW, Stefan and NEW FORCES continue to make their mark and carry the torch for harsh noise in America.

This tape is an entry in Absurd Exposition's unofficial 'Foreign Policy' series.

C20. Edition of 101 copies pro-dubbed on matte black tapes.

LIMBS BIN - Pure Punishment CS
When I received copies of the first LIMBS BIN 7" in the mail from Josh Landes back in 2012 I honestly wrote it off after one listen, although the closing track, a cover of 'Fix Me', would have fit nicely on the 'This is Good: A Tribute to Black Flag' compilation tape from 2010 (on which the tracks from CLIMAX DENIAL and PUSDRAINER far outshine the doom-heavy acts filling out the rest of the tape). Listening back to the aptly-titled 'Primitive Response' now, 6 years later, I can still see what turned me off of it: I'm not very into noisecore, grindcore, noisegrind or any further combination of the two, I'm not very into bleeps and bloops, and I used to instantly respond to any remark in regards to calling something 'power violence' with a very succinct "No, it's not." However, I can also now see that even from the first release LIMBS BIN had a certain vision and focus which over the next 5 years would shape the project into something I became quite fond of by the time I tuned in again. It took the '18 Rack Demo' (Torn Light, 2017) to get me back into the game.

On '18 Rack...' there is no longer any sign of fumbling around, the drum machine has become firing power rather than a simple mechanism for beats, and Landes gets right into it with some longer extended tracks of incessant high-pitched feedback, at times holding only a thin, warbling line, assaulted with spastic full-on, low-end blasting and a barrage of vocals reminiscent of early BASTARD NOISE, albeit smothered in dirty distortion. These lengthier tracks are where the project shines and serve to counterbalance the ones that are merely short, violent blasts of power which can perhaps be seen as the trademark of the project. LIMBS BIN undoubtedly takes influence from not only the masters of higher-frequencies and those resonsible for the filthy, rumbling carnage that is 90s Americanoise, but also from units synonymous with a different side of "90s" "American" "noise" a la AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED and SUPPRESSION. But remember, this is purely a one-man harsh noise crusade, not some boring band.

The two live recordings collected here showcase each side of the project. The A-side, recorded in February, is largely comprised of short blasts of chaos supplemented with incredible stage banter while the B-side, recorded in March, documents one long effort of THE RITA-Approved™ high-gain pleasure. Both sides were recorded direct from the board by yours truly in Montreal, QC. Video documentation of both events can be seen here.

True dedication and humble passion are not often found in this world. Landes embodies both. His wit and esteem are key elements in the LIMBS BIN effort. While I am a bit ashamed of not keeping up with this project throughout the years and thus not being able to hear its progression in real-time, I am mostly excited for what the future has in store for Josh as he makes his way into the annals of the underground as America's Second Greatest Living Noise Artist.

If you don't know, you should.

The debut LIMBS BIN LP, "One Happy World", drops next month on Torn Light Records.

This tape is an entry in Absurd Exposition's unofficial 'Foreign Policy' series.

C22. Edition of 102 copies pro-dubbed on matte black tapes.

THE NAUSEA - Requiem Aeternam CS
(repress)
Anju Singh has been the primary figure behind the Vancouver Noise Festival for the past seven years, the drummer and vocalist in long-running (and now nearing fully-realized) death metal band AHNA, and has held countless other roles in the punk, metal, and harsh noise scenes in Vancouver. THE NAUSEA has existed alongside all of this for the better part of a decade now. These six violin-based movements channel GYORGY LIGETI's works popularized in "2001: A Space Odyssey", and JOHNNY GREENWOOD's contemporary classical score for "There Will Be Blood", as they both ascend to levels of compositional clarity and descend into a cavernous, hellish nightmare populated by the harrowing voices of the dead and the dying. Death is the ultimate theme at play here. Similarities can be drawn to JASON LESCALLEET's epic "The Pilgrim" as the crescendo of harsh noise begins to decay. A long-awaited debut release from a figure instrumental in maintaining Vancouver's integrity in the harsh noise scene and beyond.

Original artwork by Mark Orton (Skinny).

C28. First edition of 100 copies pro-dubbed on pad-printed, sonic-smoke coloured tapes sold out.
Second edition of 50 copies pro-dubbed on matte black tapes available.

Wholesale and trades are available. Digital versions available at absurdexposition.bandcamp.com

New Arrivals and Restocks from Uninvited and Ursahima

Uninvited
BOAR – Red Shade Cannibalism CS
STRAIGHT PANIC – Chechen Concentration Camp CS

Urashima
BLACK AIR – Paris LP
BLUE SABBATH BLACK CHEER – Catacombs LP
CONCRETE THREAT & VOMIR – Monolithic Blasphemies LP
CONTROLLED DEATH – Symphony for the Black Murder LP
EDWIGE LP
MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA – From Homicide to Slaughter LP
MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA – Necrofellatio LP
MERZBOW – Lowest Music.2 LP
MERZBOW – Remblandt Assemblage 2LP
SKIN CRIME & WILT – The Horror of Fang Rock LP+CD
THE HATERS – Future Cheers LP
THE RITA – The Lilac Fairy 2LP
VIDNA OBMANA – The Ultimated Sign of Burning Death LP

Incoming titles from Malignant, Narcolepsia, Strange Material, Total Black

05/07/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Collapsed Hole, Freak Animal / IOPS / Special Interests, Fusty Cunt, Skeleton Dust, Unrest Productions

Collapsed Hole
UMPIO – Intelligent Design Disasters CS

Freak Animal / IOPS / Special Interests
GRUNT / BIZARRE UPROAR / DEATHKEY / CALIGULA031 – Beyond CD
SPECIAL INTERESTS #10
STROM.EC – Electric Current LP
WONDERLAND CLUB – Pageant CS

Fusty Cunt
DELINQUANCE JUVENILE – Chavs Night / Tape Program Search System CS
FLEETING BREATH – Bridle Reign CS
KOUFAR – Man Makes Elaborate Plans and God Laughs CS
LIMBS BIN – Joy of Power CS
STROKER – Jump Street CS
SVERIGEDEMOKRATERNA – Bevara Sverige Sventsk CS

Skeleton Dust
AHLZAGAILZEHGUH – Trashed CS

Unrest Productions
AUGURE CONCRET – Cephalophore CS
CODE NEDA – The Death of Neda CS
CON-DOM – Have Complete Faith CD
CON-DOM / THE GREY WOLVES – Waging War Against You CD
KEVLAR – Alpha Strife LP + DVDr
KEVLAR – New Fears New Fights CD
KONTINENT – Pornography of Power CS
KOUFAR – Lebanon for Lebanese CD
SERRATION – Machine Survival CS
SHIFT / KOUFAR  - August 1 1936 CS
UNCODIFIED – Hyperinflation CS

Incoming titles from Malignant, Narcolepsia, Strange Material, Total Black, Urashima, Wonderland Media

04/29/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Fusty Cunt, Joy De Vivre, No Rent, Uninvited

Fusty Cunt
THE RITA / FRIGHTENED MOON – The Invisible Woman CS

Joy De Vivre
DONA FERENTES – Lucus A Non Lucendo CS
ELISHA MORNINGSTAR – Quattro Estratti. Esodo 2CS
FECALOVE – Europe is My Cum Rag CS
MERCURY HALL – Living Table CS

No Rent
AMANDA R. HOWLAND – Spider, Milk, Batshit, Silence CS
FECALOVE – Anal Lobotomy CS
HOWARD STELZER – A Strange Object Covered With Fur Which Breaks Your Heart CS

Uninvited
GODCAGE – Albatross of Faith CS
INTERRACIAL SEX – Human Cull / Community Ruin CS

Incoming titles from Cipher Productions, Freak Animal, Fusty Cunt, Narcolepsia, Strange Material, Unrest Productions, Urashima

04/22/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from 4iB, Audio Dissection, Bacteria Field, Claimed Responsibility, DOD-Ecaphony, FTAM, Fusty Cunt, Lead Lozenges, The Level of Vulnerability, Mondo Anthem, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Old Captain, Phage Tapes, Violent Noise Atrocities

4iB
AN INNOCENT YOUNG THROAT-CUTTER & THE RITA – Wide-Eyed In the dark CD

Audio Dissection
DEATH SQUAD – Isolation As Intent LP
KILLER BUG – Live in Taiwan 12” + DVDr
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Americanoise 2CD
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Noise War 5CD Box

Bacteria Field
FACIALMESS – Eastern View CS
LEGLESS – Screws You Up CS
MASKHEAD – The Secret Rites of Perversion CS + Zine
MK9 – Loss As Loss CS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – A Group of Sexual Perverts 2 CS + Zine

Claimed Responsibility
WOOD & METAL – Needs CS
WOOD & METAL + CHRIS GOUDREAU CS

DOD-Ecaphony
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Total Slitting of Throats CS

FTAM Productions
THE RITA / FLESH TRADE / BREAKING THE WILL / WRITHE – X Means Not Welcome Vol. II 2CS

Fusty Cunt
ASTRO / WINTERS IN OSAKA CS

Lead Lozenges
HERMANT SREEKUMAR – Divided By Zero CS
K.M. TOEPFER – Rohverschnitt A CS
WORTH – Neanderthal Camera CS

The Level of Vulnerability
THE RITA / NECROTIK FISSURE CS

!Mondo Anthem!
VIJU KREM – Snare Dance CD (THE RITA + NERVOUS CORPS)

Obsessive Fundamental Realism
ANTICHILDLEAGE / THE RITA CS
DIE REITENDEN LEICHEN – Antisex CS
PISSOIR ROUGE CS

Old Captain
KOUFAR – Phoenicianism CD

Phage Tapes
CUT UNCONSCIOUS CS
DJ BUTCHER KNIFE KILLER – Oxidized Bleach Hides Blood Stains From Luminol CS
MACRONYMPHA – For Better or Worse 3CS
MANIA + HAL HUTCHINSON – Wreckage CD
NATURAL ORTHODOXY – Legacies of Rust CS
UNSUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CONDITION – Pleasure Seeking Pacifists CS

Violent Noise Atrocities
VICE WEARS BLACK HOSE – Part 2 CD (THE RITA + RICHARD RAMIREZ)

and various self-released titles
LYE FEAST – Beyond the Edge of Certainty CS
PRIMORDIAL WOUND – Expiration Lust CS
PRIMORDIAL WOUND / PAIN APPENDIX CS

Incoming titles from Cipher Productions, Freak Animal, Joy de Vivre, No Rent, Urashima


03/28/18: Three new releases out now on Absurd Exposition


BT. HN. - He is Risen CS
Pier Paolo Pasolini's "The Gospel According to Matthew" portrayed a Christ mythologized by two millennia of history and faith. "He is Risen" is 2000 years of the Christ-figure's crumbling decay.

BT. HN. is Sam McKinlay (THE RITA) and Josh Rose (SICK BUILDINGS).

Edition of 102 copies on professionally duplicated red rubine tapes.

ANDREW NOLAN - Background Music CS

Recycled fragments of larger elements. Heavy electronics and acoustic instruments. A transparent labeling of daily soundscapes. Musique concrète from the urban wasteland.

Edition of 105 copies on professionally duplicated red rubine tapes.

PYROX - Intersect CS

Abrasive waves of blown-out static executed with considered pacing.

PYROX is Alan Bloor (KNURL).

Edition of 102 copies on professionally duplicated red rubine tapes.

Wholesale and trades are available. Digital versions available at absurdexposition.bandcamp.com

03/19/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Antropofago Ateo, Nefarious Activities, New Forces, No Coast / No Hope, Prime Ruin, Survivalist, Wasted Paper

Antropofago Ateo
EDWIGE – Virgin Capricorn LP
THE RITA – Shooting Sharks 7”

Nefarious Activities
NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES #1

New Forces
AMPLIFIED HUMANS FESTIVAL 2DVD

No Coast / No Hope
BLESSED SACRIFIST – Decade In Dolor CS
DISGUST – Intimidate All Witnesses CS
HEART OF PALM – Dancer CS

Prime Ruin
IAN S. - Approach CS
KJOSTAD – Forest Cracking Trees CS

Survivalist
BASTARD NOISE – “Our Earth's Blood” Japan Tour 2015 - Night 2 CS

Wasted Paper
BRUXA CS
OCHRONA – Duch Minionych Epok CS

Incoming titles from Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Old Captain, Phage Tapes

3/11/18: Upcoming Shows / New Arrivals and Restocks from Disclosures and New Forces

03/17/18: THE RITA (BC) / DEATH KNEEL (TO) / TASKMASTER / MAUSSADE / ELIVA KAVTION - La Plante, Montreal, QC
Canadian noise legend of the highest order. First time in Montreal in nearly 8 years. Support from DEATH KNEEL (Summer Isle) and locals.

03/18/18: LIMBS BIN / BREATKING THE WILL / MAGNETIC CORONER / SKIN - Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal, QC
Matinee gig following THE RITA show the previous night. Special guest announced the day of.

Disclosures
FECALOVE – Welcome to the Pleasuredome CS
PLOUGHSHARE – Grey Skin Beneath Grey Suit CS
UNKNOWN HIERARCHY – Impasse CS

New Forces
AMPLIFIED HUMANS FESTIVAL 2DVD
BODY STRESS / YASUHITO FUJINAMI – Her Weeping Echoes CS
KJOSTAD – Wolf Knoll Road CS
KNURL – Methaphase 2CS
NEW FORCES #8
RICHARD RAMIREZ – Burned Into the World's Memory CS
RUSALKA – Revisualizations CS
VAT – Bubble Probe CS
WORTH – The Steps CS

Incoming titles from Antropofago Ateo, Nefarious Activities, No Coast / No Hope, Old Captain, Phage Tapes, Prime Ruin

3/4/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Breathing Problem and Trapdoor Tapes

Breathing Problem
DJ SPEEDSICK – Deathtrip '17 CS
ZUSAMMENBRUCH – Lost in Feedback CS

Trapdoor Tapes
BLUT – Bound & Gagged CS
BODY STRESS - Insect Politics CS
BROWNING MUMMERY - World Of Shells CS
HALTHAN - Live at Obscurex Kontti CS
K.O.P. - Repeat Offense CS
LUKE HOLLAND - Stir CS
MILITARY POSITION - Black Noise CS
MSHING & PSYCHWARD - Desensitisation CS
MSHING & PSYCHWARD - Gangrene CS
NEURASTHENIA - Psychological Reincarnation CS
REIKO.A - Live at Yaneura II CS
RUDOLF EB.ER - 4 4 4 4 CS
WONDERLAND CLUB - Live Stream CS

Incoming titles from Antropofago Ateo, Filth & Violence, New Forces, Old Captain

2/25/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Freak Animal (Industrial Recollections / IOPS / Special Interests), Oxen, Thousands of Dead Gods, White Centipede Noise

Freak Animal
BASTARD NOISE / U.N.D. - Economy Of Death / Fall 7”
BIZARRESSMANIA – II CD
BIZARRESSMANIA – II LP
CELEBRITY APPRECIATION SOCIETY – Selected Case Studies Volume 3: Idol CS + Zine + Box
CON-DOM – Live Assault 1 / Live Assault 4 CD
CON-DOM – Subjection CD
GRUNT – Castrate the Illusionist CD
GRUNT – Castrate the Illusionist LP
GRUNT – Sacrosanct Imperium 12”
MANIA – Foul Inside 3” CD
PAIN NAIL – Magneettinen Kohtalo LP
SICKNESS / JOHN WIESE – Amnesia 7”
SPECIAL INTERESTS #8
SPECIAL INTERESTS #9
SPECIAL INTERESTS #10

Oxen
ANDORKAPPEN – Temples of the Unvirtuous CS
JOE & JOE CS
K2 – Rainy Tritium 1 CD
K2 / CONSTRAIN / FENIAN CD
LEECHER – Retfa CS
PRIMORDIAL WOUND – Pure Blight CS
SCATHING CS
SPORE SPAWN – Ochitsuitara CS

Thousands of Dead Gods
BLIND DATE – Levitation Game CS
BLOOD BURNING – Stung In Coma CS
BREAKING THE WILL – Affinities CS
COMINFORM – Brigade 2506 CS
OOZING MEAT – Contaminated CS
PLAGUE MOTHER – No Balm In Gilead CS

White Centipede Noise
ACTION/DISCIPLINE – Mindwipe CS
BODY CARVE – Scrap Gash CS
EURONET – Jabber Zeus CS
HEINZ HOPF – Dedicated to Yvonne Schaloske CS
JEPH JERMAN – The Bray Harp LP
LEGLESS – Music for Blackouts CS
MACRONYMPHA – Purulent Recollections CS
PARANOID TIME – Rat Life CS
QUACK QUACK / MILOS OLYMPUS CS

Incoming titles from Breathing Problem, Filth & Violence, Old Captain, Trapdoor Tapes

2/19/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Isla and Prose Nagge

Isla
MASS MARRIAGE - Innocence CS

Prose Nagge
WORTH - Blinder LP

Incoming titles from Breathing Problem, Filth & Violence, Freak Animal / Special Interests, Oxen, Thousands of Dead Gods, Trapdoor Tapes, White Centipede Noise

2/11/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Freak Animal, Starved Relations, Threat Electronics, White Centipede Noise

Freak Animal
BIZARRESSMANIA – II LP
GRUNT – Castrate the Illusionist LP
GRUNT – Myth of Blood LP
GRUNT – Sacrosanct Imperium 12”

Starved Relations
LIMBS BIN - Hidden From God / Hiding From God CS

Threat Electronics
MOISTURE DISCIPLINE - Concrete Flesh Steel CS

White Centipede Noise
TASKMASTER / WINCE CS

Incoming titles from Breathing Problem, Freak Animal / Special Interests, Mass Marriage, Prose Nagge, Thousands of Dead Gods, Trapdoor Tapes, White Centipede Noise

1/28/18: New Arrivals from Beyond the Ruins and Starved Relations

Beyond the Ruins
ALBA CELL – National Anthem CS
PLEASURE ISLAND – Drina Wolves CS
PURITY OF ESSENCE – Three Studies for a Crucifixion CS
WHITEWATER – Incident Report CS

Starved Relations
APOSTATE / DEATH DEDICATION – Uneasy Passenger CS
DETERGE – WTPOTUS CS
PARANOID TIME – Live Abuse CS
PLAGUES – Cursed in Eternity CS
PLAGUES – Death is Salvation CS
PLAGUES – Live Rituals CS
SKIN GRAFT – Towers of Silence CS

Incoming tiltes from Breathing Problem, Freak Animal, Thousands of Dead Gods

1/15/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from dod-ecophany, Self Abuse, Survivalist

dod-ecophany
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Total Slitting of Throats CS

Self Abuse
HANGED MANS ORGASM – Dissociation CS
PHOCOMELUS – Hospital for Deviant Sexual Behavior CS
SKIN CRIME – The Conqueror Worm CS
SKIN CRIME – The Thing That Could Not Die CS

Survivalist
BASTARD NOISE – “Our Earth's Blood” Japan Tour 2015 - Night 2 CS

Incoming titles from Beyond the Ruins, Freak Animal, Starved Relations

1/1/18: New Arrivals and Restocks from Filth & Violence, Fusty Cunt, Lost in the Flood, Monorail Trespassing, New Forces, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Oxen Label, Phage Tapes, Strange Rules, Total Black, Urashima

Filth & Violence
BIZARRE UPROAR – High Risk Lifestyle CD
BIZARRE UPROAR – Sikiöasento 2LP
SCATMOTHER – Flowers of Maltreatment CD
SCATMOTHER – Vaniticism CD
SNUFF – III LP

Fusty Cunt
BLUE SABBATH BLACK CHEER / ACTUARY LP
CADU TENORIO – Phantom Pain CS
CELLULOID MURDER – Dig Up CS
FULL SERVICE AVAILABLE CS
MBD – Incorruptible CS
POLLUTANT – Bowel Scrambler CS
V! - D CS
遗产 (HERITAGE) - 人口控制在整个世界 (Population Control Throughout the World) CS

Lost in the Flood
WORTH – Slow Hell CS

Monorail Trespassing
CREMATION LILY – Journal CS
NICK KLEIN – White Cliffs of Dover CS
TINNITUSTIMULUS – Punct / Contrapunct CS

New Forces
KJOSTAD / LIGATURE – Overgrown LP
NEW FORCES #1
NEW FORCES #2

Obsessive Fundamental Realism
INFEKTIONSABTEILUNG – Verschwörungstheorie CS
MASKHEAD – Scatchrist CS
NAXAL PROTOCOL – Gnosis CS
PSYCHOSADIST – Disco Bizarre CS
VULGAR DISEASE – Insaciable CS

Oxen Label
KAZEHITO SEKI – Self Toxication 2.2.0/2.3.0 CS
UNEXAMINE – Deserts Dog Our Heels CS

Phage Tapes
BRANDKOMMANDO – Two Sides of Violence CS
COCKROACH DIOCSESE – Bring the Children Unto Me CS
GUILTY C. & PCRV CS
NATURAL ORTHODOXY – Legacies of Rust CS
RICHARD RAMIREZ – Private Lowlife CS
RUINATION – Humanity's Noose CS

Strange Rules
ALOCASIA GARDEN – Actions CS
BILLY GOMBERG – A Changed Meaning CS
CREMATION LILY – The Processes and Instruments of Normal People; Trying and Failing, Falling and Water Running 2CS
DANIEL MOTHERS – Balance CS
DEATH KNEEL – Former Glory of Youth CS
ENTHA – Vuidur/Lyfid CS
FOUR AGES – Lone Lapses CS
J. CAMPBELL – The Corporation Baths CS
J. CARTER – The Repetition of Purity CS

Total Black
FLYSCH – Oblique Kinetic CS
HANDER SOM VARDAR – Castration Studies CS
MOISTURE DISCIPLINE – Ghost CS

Urashima
ATRAX MORGUE - Cut My Throat LP + CD + Poster
ATRAX MORGUE – Ripper Box 3LP + 2CD
BLACK AIR – Paris LP
JASON CRUMER – Ottoman Black LP
LYOTO MUSIC LP
MERZBOW – Lowest Music.2 LP
MERZBOW – Remblandt Assemblage 2LP
NECROFILIA - Sein Zum Tode LP
TORTURING GIRL LP

Incoming titles from Beyond the Ruins, Starved Relations, Survivalist

Best of 2017 list for posterity:

BIZARRE UPROAR - Sikioasento 2LP (Filth & Violence)
DEATH WORSHIP - Extermination Mass 12" (Nuclear War Now)
THE NAUSEA - Requiem Aeternam CS (Absurd Exposition)
NEANDERTHAL - A History of Violence 12" (Deep Six)
NYOGTHAEBLISZ - Apex Satanist LP (Iron Bonehead)
RIDE FOR REVENGE - Thy Horrendous Yearning LP (Hells Headbangers)
SHIFT - Abandon LP (Unrest)
COSEY FANNI TUTTI - Time To Tell LP Reissue (Conspiracy International)
WEREGOAT - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication LP (Iron Bonehead)
ZOS KIA / COIL - Transparent 2LP Reissue (Cold Spring)

01/01/17: 2016 In Review

I'm still assessing the damage of 2016. It was no doubt a year of incredible loss on every level for almost anyone I can think of. We all lost people, and some of those people were the best people. These things happen and it's awful and unfortunate, and here we are. Yet with all that has happened I find myself going into 2017 feeling relatively good. Perhaps out of necessity.

2016 was the second best year for the distro - which is now entering its 10th year (5th under this name) - topped only by the spectacular 2014 where I busted my ass at every turn to make it what it was. Looking at the numbers I'm quite surprised, because I don't feel like I busted my ass nearly as much this year to achieve a relatively similar outcome. A shift in focus, from 8 years of trying to be a catch-all distro covering many genres and (mostly) complementing my own widespread interests to the decision to focus primarily on black metal and noise, has clearly been beneficial. Halfway through the year, with the departure of a short-term distro partner the focus shifted again and thus only noise (particularly harsh noise and power electronics) will be the distro's mandate for the foreseeable future. I initially had conflictions about limiting the genres I carry, with the biggest reason being that there simply is no punk distro in Canada. I could have easily taken that route, ditched noise and everything else and done arguably better by being a punk distro, but my heart wouldn't have been in it enough - the fourth paragraph here contains the same questions I find myself facing as of late. I have less reservations about ditching metal in the distro because Mass Deadening is holding it down first and foremost, and Tour de Garde has it covered for the truest of underground freaks. Noise is the future.

As far as Absurd Exposition goes: six tapes dropped this year from FLATLINE CONSTRUCT, MAUSSADE, MOISTURE DISCIPLINE, ANDREW NOLAN, SUBSIST and UNEXAMINE. I'm having a hard time not putting several of them on my year-end list. 2017 will see tapes from BT. HN, COASTAL, FLATGREY, THE NAUSEA, TASKMASTER and others.

Travel highlights this past year have been: SUBSIST playing in BC (February), going on the road for a few days in America with INTENSIVE CARE / SCALP ELEVATOR (August continues to be the highlight-month of my years), Not Dead Yet in Toronto (October), PROFANE ORDER playing with ABYSS and TOMB MOLD in Toronto (November).

I threw a few zines into the void and there will be a few more coming this year.

As with last year I've gathered year-end-list contributions from a few friends and acquaintances over the past week or so. Keeping in line with distro-direction these are predominantly noise-related lists. They have been posted below in order of submission, beginning with my own entries.

Thanks to everyone who contributed and to everyone who has shown support for the distro this past year and all years prior. The future is noise.

Taylor Geddes (Absurd Exposition / Scream & Writhe)

Releases

BLACK IRON PRISON CS
DEATH WORSHIP - Extermination Mass 12" (Nuclear War Now!)
FLATLINE CONSTRUCT - They Think They've Found the Terror CS (Absurd Exposition)
GENOCIDE ORGAN - Obituary of the Americas LP (Tesco)
INTENSIVE CARE - Pay Pig CS (Survivalist)
INTERIOR ONE - 180 Photographs of Women CS (Breathing Problem)
KEVLAR - Alpha Strife LP+DVDr (Unrest)
KOUFAR / DETERGE - Collhge Notre-Dame De Jamhour CS (Fusty Cunt)
PUCE MARY - Yours CS (Distort)
VARIOUS - A Group of Sexual Perverts CS (Bacteria Field)

Live

05/02 HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - La Vitrola, Montreal, QC
06/04 WOLF EYES / NO NEGATIVE / BLANKETS - La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC (Suoni per il Popolo)
06/18 DANIEL MENCHE - La Vitrola, Montreal, QC (Suoni per il Popolo)
08/11 GAS CHAMBER - The Lair, Buffalo, NY
08/12 THE RITA - The "Old" Yellow Cab Building, Dayton, OH (Amplified Humans)
08/14 INTENSIVE CARE - Mousetrap, Chicago, IL
09/05 DIAT - Loudhouse, Montreal, QC
09/30 AMES SANGLANTES - 431 rue Saint-Martin, Montreal, QC (Drone Activity In Progress)
10/23 GAZM - Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC
12/10 LIGATURE / FLATLINE CONSTRUCT - Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC

Chris Hansell (Ascetic House / LIGATURE / WARTHOG)

Noise releases that stood tall this year:

SEWER ELECTION - Wreck CD (Triangle)
WINCE - Traum CD (Freak Animal)
ARBITER - Radiating Panic Source CS (Fieldwork)
MAAAA - Abhorrence And Dismay CD (Triangle)
VON EINEM - The Von Einem Tapes 2CD (Index Clean)
STROKER - The Bitch CS (No Rent)
J.S. AURELIUS - Goofin' Drones CS (ALTER)
LETTERA 22 - Grand Piano CS (Second Sleep)
RACE TO THE BOTTOM - In Heaps On Heat CS (Archivio Diafònico)
LEA BERTUCCI - Axis/Atlas CS (Clandestine Compostions)
TRERIKSROSET - Heteronormativ Musik För Att Stärka Medelklassens Självbild LP (Second Sleep)
VALERIO TRICOLI - Vixit LP (Second Sleep)
SHREDDED NERVE - In The Shadow Of What Never Was LP (Chondritic Sound)
PUCE MARY - The Spiral LP (Posh Isolation)
ARV & MILJO - Samling 2CS (Archivio Diafònico)
M.H. - Under An Austere Dawn CS (Aught Void)
BEING - White Heat Noise CS (Skeleton Dust)
VARIOUS - Korea Undok Group LP (Penultimate Press)
CHRISTIAN MIRANDE - Trying To Remember A House CDr (Glistening Examples)
OLYMPUS - Snart CS (Team Boro)

Matt Purse (Oxen Label / UNSUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CONDITION)

Releases, standouts for me in 2016 are:

MAAAA - Abhorrence and Dismay CD (Triangle)
T. MIKAWA / JOHN WIESE - Oblique No Strategy CD (Helicopter)
MASONNA - Evil Black Disc 7" (Hello From the Gutter)
ACTION/DISCIPLINE / ORGASMIC RESPONSE UNIT / LEGLESS / UNPENIS CS (New Forces)
HEAT SIGNATURE - Disguised Human Presence CS
KILLER BUG - Shitsuke 12" (New Forces / Skeleton Dust)
THIRTEEN FINGERS - The Delusion Of Negation CS (Self Abuse)
GX JUPITTER-LARSEN - Nihil Ad Rem 7" lathe (Helicopter)
FACIALMESS - Dingy Little Back-alley Of A Country CS (New Forces)
TRALPHAZ - Vortex CS  (Ratskin)
SISSY SPACEK - Disfathom 12" (Helicopter)
BAPHOMETIC DAWN / UNEXAMINE - Against The World, Against Life CS (Blud Auk)
HIROSHI HASEGAWA - Live at End Tymes CS (Skeleton Dust)
VARIOUS - Contemporary Harsh Noise, Vol. Vl: Urbanization CS (Skeleton Dust)
SKIN CRIME - The House On The Cliff 12" (Self Abuse)
KAZUMA KUBOTA - Kokyuu CS (New Forces)

Live:

05/28 MASONNA - Noise May Day, Namba Bears, Osaka
06/12 DAVE PHILLIPS - 356 Mission St. Los Angeles, CA
05/22 LEAH P. / BLACKPHONE666 - Ochiai Soup, Tokyo
05/12 K2 - Shibuya, Tokyo
08/23 SISSY SPACEK (w/ Aaron Hemphill vocals) - upstairs at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
05/15 HAIR STYLISTICS & ASTRO - Giganoise Vol.1, Club Goodman, Akihabara, Tokyo
07/22 VASCULAE - Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA
08/06 FACIALMESS / LEAH P. / PEDESTRIAN DEPOSIT - The Handbag Factory, Los Angeles, CA
02/20 TRALPHAZ - LCM, Oakland, CA
06/15 CONSTRAIN / WRONG HOLE / ANDORKAAPEN - International Noise Conference, The Handbag Factory, Los Angeles, CA
05/07 THE HATERS 37th Anniversary Show, NEWTON (Mat Radman) - Coaxial Gallery Los Angeles, CA
02/20(?) HIVE MIND - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
08/09 ACTUARY - Union, Los Angeles, CA

Lastly, every single show at MATA LA in 2016 (in particular, WAVES aka: Romero & Wiese 02/12). MATA will certainly be missed.

Andrew Nolan (Survivalist / INTENSIVE CARE)

BASTARD NOISE - Doomed Expedition 2LP (Skull)
MACRO - Live in Portland Oregon 2012 12" (Antropofago Ateo)
GENOCIDE ORGAN - Obituary of the Americas LP (Tesco)
HOWLS OF EBB - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows LP (Nuclear War Now!)
PUCE MARY - The Spiral LP (Posh Isolation)
QRIXKUOR - Three Devils Dance 12" (Invictus)
ROME - The Hyperion Machine LP (Trisol)
SPECTRAL APPARITION - Manifestation CS (Invictus)

03/23 ARCHGOAT - Coalition, Toronto, ON
04/02 MAGMA - The Opera House, Toronto, ON

Bruno R. Julian (NSN / MAUSSADE / HYENA HIVE)

RECORDINGS

FADING CONTOUR - Emblem Of A Pale Passion CS (Levertraan)
JEAN-SEBASTIEN TRUCHY - Transmission Of An Expanse Of Fireflight, Hear Me! LP (Root Strata)
JESSE OSBORNE-LANTHIER - As The Low Hanging Fruit Vulnerabilities Are More Likely To Have Already Turned Up CS Halcyon Veil
ÂMES SANGLANTES - Human Pillar CS (Hospital)
DANIEL MENCHE  - Cave Canem

LIVE

09/30 ÂMES SANGLANTES - 431 rue St-Martin, Montreal, QC (Drone Activity in Progress)
06/19 DANIEL MENCHE - Suoni Per Il Popolo - La Vitrola, Montreal, QC (Suoni per il Popolo)
06/04 PCRV - Silent Barn, New York, New York (End Tymes)
06/05 LEA BERTUCCI & ED BEAR - Silent Barn, New York, New York (End Tymes)

True Crime Electronics

BLACKWATCH - Zulu CS (Male Activity)
BLACK STATE - See You All in Hell CS (Filth & Violence)
BRIDE - Paoli Massacre / The Charleston 7" (Finders)
CELEBRITY APPRECIATION SOCIETY - Selected Case Studies CS (Intitute of Paraphilia Studies)
FETISH RITUAL / SWALLOWING BILE - Intolerable Cruelty CS (Fetish Ritual)
GASHKADIN - Scarborough Rapist CS (Male Activity)
INTERRACIAL SEX - The Worst of Both Worlds CS (Finders)
INDEX - Contour CS (Barton Street)
INTERIOR ONE - 180 Photographs Of Women CS (Breathing Problem)
KOUFAR - Minority Report CS (Finders)
MOISTURE DISCIPLINE - Snake Drilling CS (Absurd Exposition)
MACRONYMPHA - Back in the Bedroom... Back Inside the Dungeon CS (Bacteria Field)
PROSTITUTES OF THE 19TH CENTURY  -  Harlot's Handbook
SACRED CLIMAX CS (Geräuschmanufaktur)
SLOGUN / FIRE IN THE HEAD - XXIII Years Closer To Nothing LP (Finders)
STRIATIONS - To Know Mercy CS
SWALLOWING BILE - Strung Up CS (Finders)
THE RITA / MARION - Crystal Smith LP (Barton Street)
THE RITA / MANIA - Together They're Murder CS (Bacteria Field)
TOLLUND MEN - Autoerotik CS (Bleak Environment)
UNEXAMINE - Idol Violate CS (Absurd Exposition)
WONDERLAND CLUB - Operation Cathedral CS (Finders)
VARIOUS - Grey Mornings Of Tolerance CS (Total Black)
VARIOUS - A Group of Sexual Perverts CS (Bacteria Field)
VARIOUS - Power Electronics Against Communism (Vanguard)

Jackson (HERUKRAT)

HUMAN LARVAE - Behind Blinding Light LP (Freak Animal)
VANITISM - My Name is Leona CS (Depravity)
FFH - Symbol to Be Forgotten CS (No Rent)
STRIATIONS - To Know Mercy CS
KOUFAR - Minority Report CS (Finders)
KOUFAR / DETERGE - Collhge Notre-Dame De Jamhour CS (Fusty Cunt)
HARAAM - Let the Swords Tear Me to Pieces CS (Fallow Field)
SWALLOWING BILE - Strung Up CS (Finders)
VARIOUS - A Group of Sexual Perverts CS (Bacteria Field)
TERROR CELL UNIT - Lions of Jihad CS (Bacteria Field)

Nick (TASKMASTER)

2016 favorite list (no order)

H.C.O.D. - Instruments of Destiny CS (Fieldwork)
ALFARMANIA / TRERIKSROSET - U.S.A 2016 CS (Fieldwork)
TRERIKSROSET - Heteronormativ Musik För Att Stärka Medelklassens Självbild LP (Second Sleep)
PARANOID TIME - Rat Life CS (White Centipede Noise)
PARANOID TIME -  All Knobs Far to the Right CS (No Rent)
WINCE - Traum CD (Freak Animal)
SCAR CROW - It Moves Among The Stones At Night CS (Collapsed Hole)
KAKERLAK - Accessory Reflection CS
JOE COLLEY - No Way In LP (Glistening Examples)