4/21/19: New Arrivals and Restocks from Crippled Intellect, Deft Esoterica, Freak Animal, Prime Ruin, Wonderland Media

Please note that the shop will be closed from April 24th until May 5th.
All orders must be in by 8AM on April 24th if they are to be shipped in a timely manner.

Crippled Intellect
CHOP SHOP – Primer 2LP
JOE COLLEY – Disasters of Self 3LP Box

Deft Esoterica
DEFT ESOTERICA #1

Freak Animal / Institute of Paraphilia Studies
EDGE OF DECAY – Passionate Concrete Love CD
GRUNT – Kraniometria 3″ CD
JAAKKO VANHALA – Cuts of Grace 3″ CD
KRISTIAN OLSSON – Ligranorex CD
MAGNETIC TAPE MOUTH GAG CS
MANIA – Ultra-Negative CD
MO*TE – Taste Die Mad CD
NICOLE 12 – Black Line CD
NICOLE 12 & TAINT – Candyman CD
SADIO – Sophisticated Methods in Torture CD
SADIO – Questionable Pleasures CD
SELECTED KILLING – Secret Tombstone 3″ CD
UMPIO – Acquired Tastes: Lost Tapes 2008-2011 2CD
VILE VULGAR – Private Art CS
WORTH – Ruination Assessment 3″ CD
YANA – Fat Carpet CS

Prime Ruin
FORM HUNTER – Dripping Curve CS

Wonderland Media
CLEARANCE – Climate Control CS
J. PETERSON – Refusal CS
PSYCHWARD + STROKER – Hexxus CS
SMELL & QUIM – Atom Heart Motherfucker LP
THOMAS BOETTNER – “Exile Tropic” Zine

Incoming titles from: Amphetamine Sulphate, Angst, Bizarre Audio Arts, Dead Gods, Deathbed Tapes, Filth & Violence, Flagday, Fourth Dimension, Freak Animal, Hologram, Idiopathic, menstrualrecordings, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, New Forces, Phage Tapes, Total Black, Urashima

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4/14/19: New Arrivals and Restocks from Antipatik, Dada Drumming, Foul Prey, HarshxLine, Lead Lozenges, Philosophy Shop, White Centipede Noise, and various Umpio-related items

Antipatik
MANIA / BIZARRE UPROAR – Charnel Heap 2CD

Dada Drumming
BLACK LEATHER JESUS / INCAPACITANTS – A Purpose Not Necessary CD
MACRONYMPHA / KAKERLAK 12″ Picture Disc
T.E.F. – Consequences in Conversation CD

Foul Prey
BEGRAVD / FLESHLICKER – Black Death/Black Tongue CS
FLESHLICKER – Trypophobia CS
JSH – Dalit CS
UNSUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CONDITION – Rapid Polarization CS
VELVET CURTAIN – Lacerating Duality CS
WEREWOLF JERUSALEM – Damned CS

HarshXLine
NBDY – Unabomberization II CS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Harshline Justice 2CS

Lead Lozenges
DAMNO TE – Inferno Lust Machine CS

Narcolepsia / Nekrorecords / Ominous / Vibora
SM/DP – Fault-Tolerant System CD
UMPIO – Pantanothing CD
UMPIO + IRR. APP. (EXT.) – Permutable Schema 2CD
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Kolari CD

Philosophy Shop
GOAT / FILTHY TURD CS
KAZUMOTO ENDO – While You Were Out CD
KAZUMOTO ENDO / GOAT 7″

White Centipede Noise
JEPH JERMAN – The Bray Harp LP

Incoming titles from: Amphetamine Sulphate, Angst, Bizarre Audio Arts, Crippled Intellect, Dead Gods, Deathbed Tapes, Filth & Violence, Flagday, Fourth Dimension, Freak Animal, Hologram, menstrualrecordings, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, Phage Tapes, Prime Ruin, Total Black, Urashima, Wonderland Media

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4/7/19: New Arrivals from Abgrund, Dada Drumming, New Forces

Abgrund / Filth & Violence
BIZARRE UPROAR & JUKKA SIIKALA – “Roman Shower, Rubber & Blood” Book

Dada Drumming
STIMBOX / A FAIL ASSOCIATION – Walking Submission LP
T.E.F. – Framework CD

New Forces
BLOOMER – Wound With A Foreign Object Embedded CS
BODY CARVE – Autoamputation CS
INTERRACIAL SEX – Forced Busing CS
THE RITA – Magazine 2LP

Incoming titles from: Amphetamine Sulphate, Antipatik, Bizarre Audio Arts, Dada Drumming, Deathbed Tapes, Filth & Violence, Flagday, Foul Prey, Fourth Dimension, Freak Animal, menstrualrecordings, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, Phage Tapes, Prime Ruin, Total Black, Urashima, White Centipede Noise, Wonderland Media

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Media Mail Shipping to USA!

Not an April Fool’s Day joke. All orders to the USA can now be shipped via Media Mail! Items can be sent for as low as CA$5 including full tracking. The shop’s shipping calculator doesn’t support this function so you’ll have to pay the standard Canada Post rate at checkout, but I’ll follow up with a refund of the difference once the package has been shipped. Thank you and enjoy.

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3/31/19: New Arrivals from Chondritic Sound, Elevator Bath, Fusty, Maniacal Hatred, No Rent, Outsider Art, Throne Heap

Chondritic Sound
JT WHITFIELD – Complacent CS
SMOKEY EMERY – Endtimes Forever CS
UNEXAMINE – Lower Animal CS

Elevator Bath
BOB BELLERUE – Music of Liberation 2LP
JIM HAYNES – Flammable Materials From Foreign Lands LP

Fusty Cunt
CLONING – Lapses CS
HOARDING – Self Imposed CS
JSH – Pariah CS
NIKU DARUMA – Painful Bliss; Final Twist CS
SPRING BREAK – Genetically Challenged CS
STERILE GARDEN – Dragging Destruction CS
YUREKA CASH – For Gilbert CS

Maniacal Hatred
GNAWED – Entry and Removal CS
GNAWED – Flesh Renewed CS

No Rent
PARANOID TIME – Gruesome Mutilation CS

Outsider Art
ACTIVE DENIAL – What Dreams Are Made Of CS
FLESHLICKER – Exquisite Things CS
KUEBIKO – 10,000 Torii Gates CS
ORDEAL BY ROSES CS

Throne Heap
JEPH JERMAN – Site Map CS
KJOSTAD – Splitting Wedge CS
URALL – I Would Breathe Water CS

Incoming titles from: Abgrund, Bizarre Audio Arts, Dada Drumming, Deathbed Tapes, Filth & Violence, Flagday, Foul Prey, Freak Animal, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, New Forces, Phage Tapes, Prime Ruin, Total Black, Urashima, White Centipede Noise, Wonderland Media

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3/24/19: New Arrivals and Restocks from Bacteria Field, Dogmatics In Outline, Freak Animal / Industrial Recollections, Inbreed, Influencing Machine, No Coast / No Hope, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Oxen, Prime Ruin, Uninvited

Bacteria Field
BIZARRE UPROAR – Himosta Rottiin-017 Live Activities LP

Dogmatics In Outline
CURRENT WORMING CS

Freak Animal / Industrial Recollections
EDGE OF DECAY – Passionate Concrete Love CD
ENCEPHALOPHONIC – Surgical Mods CD
GRUNT – Castrate the Illusionist LP
GRUNT – Europe After Storm CD
KRISTIAN OLSSON – Ligranorex CD
MANIA – Ultra-Negative CD
MO*TE – Taste Die Mad CD
NIHILIST COMMANDO – Noisecore Violations 2002-2008 CD
ROTAT – Carnal Beauty CD
ROTAT – Grease District CD
SPECIAL INTERESTS #9
SPECIAL INTERESTS #10
TAINT – Indecent Liberties CD
UMPIO – Acquired Tastes: Lost Tapes 2008-2011 2CD

Inbreed
CIRCLE OF SHIT – Historical Revisionism 2013-2017 CD

Influencing Machine
THE HATERS – Forti 2×10” + 7” Flexi

No Coast / No Hope
OUR WRONGS – My Skin CS
PLOUGHSHARE / VELVET CURTAIN CS
RUPTURED – Death Fantasy CS
RUST BELT – Accident CS

No Rent
LT. COL. COOTER – Substandard Operating Procedure CS
RUSALKA – Flux A & B CS

Obsessive Fundamental Realism
CONTORTUS / CRONACA NERA CS
PENETRATION SQUADRON & TAETER CS
ROTAT – Hussy Rescue CD
SCUM – Surrender CD
SPLITTER MIMESIS – Bruised Manhood CS

Oxen
STRIATIONS – Collection I CD

Prime Ruin
KJOSTAD – Frost Cracking Trees CS
MAGNETIC CORONER – Time Maligned CS (standard edition)

Uninvited
AQUA-EROTICUM – Burnt Carpet Stained Sheets CS
FECALOVE – And So Smells Defeat CS
GOD OF GAPS – A Palace With No Pull CS

Incoming titles from: Abgrund, Bizarre Audio Arts, Black Psychosis, Chondritic Sound, Dada Drumming, Deathbed Tapes, Elevator Bath, Filth & Violence, Foul Prey, Freak Animal, Fusty, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, New Forces, No Rent, Outsider Art, Prime Ruin, Throne Heap, Total Black, Urashima, White Centipede Noise, Wonderland Media

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3/9/19: New Arrivals and Restocks from Cipher, Hospital, Self Abuse

Cipher Productions
BIZARRE UPROAR – For Night Science CS
KJOSTAD – Ice In, Ice Out CS

Hospital Productions
PRURIENT & HANGED MAN’S ORGASM – Unknowns LP

Self Abuse
SKIN CRIME – The House On the Cliff LP

Incoming titles from: Abgrund, Bacteria Field, Bizarre Audio Arts, Deathbed Tapes, Foul Prey, Freak Animal, Inbreed, Influencing Machine, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Outsider Art, Total Black, Uninvited, Urashima, White Centipede Noise

Still fresh from last week’s update:

New Arrivals and Restocks from Black Psychosis, Dead Gods, Found Remains, Menstrual Recordings.

Black Psychosis
BAGMAN – Men Who Solicit Sex CS
CITALOPRAM SHUNYATA – School Girl Reports CS

Dead Gods
WHITE RHINO TAXIDERMY – Detriment CS

Found Remains
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Through a Glass Darkly CS (HIMUKALT / KJOSTAD / SUNKEN CHEEK / etc)

Menstrual Recordings
ATRAX MORGUE – Fourth Injection LP
MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA CD
MERZBOW – Collection : 006 CD
MERZBOW – Collection : 008 CD
MERZBOW – Fuckexercise (#2) CD
MURDER CORPORATION – Atrocity CD
MURDER CORPORATION – Caution CD

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The distro will be on the road with THE NAUSEA / TASKMASTER / PRIMITIVE ISOLATION TACTICS at the following dates:

3/14/19 – Ottawa, ON – General Assembly
3/15/19 – Toronto, ON – Lola w/ MUNITION
3/16/19 – Montreal, QC – La Plante w/ KNURL, FORM HUNTER

PRIMITIVE ISOLATION TACTICS will also be performing at this year’s edition of the Vancouver Noise Fest alongside other Absurd Exposition alumni GRIEFER, THE NAUSEA, THE RITA, RUSALKA, TASKMASTER, K.M. TOEPFER, WORKER. April 27th at The Remington Gallery. Event link here.

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3/3/19: New Releases on Absurd Exposition / Show Announcement / New Arrivals and Restocks from Black Psychosis, Dead Gods, Found Remains, Menstrual Recordings

Please scroll down for this week’s New Arrivals and Restocks.

New Releases on Absurd Exposition.

Tapes from K.M. TOEPFER, KNURL, MUNITION, TED BYRNES and a zine are available now.

Full release details below. Tapes are CA$7 and the zine is CA$5. Look for the bundle deal if interested.
Labels and distros can get in touch for trades and wholesale.


ABSURD EXPOSITION Zine

Interviews with MASS MARRIAGE, RUSALKA, THE RITA, ANDREW NOLAN, KNURL.

Edition of 100. 40 pages, black and white, A5 size.


K.M. TOEPFER – Undercut CS
Sparse flutter. Disintegration. Something doesn’t sound organic. Is the hard drive skipping? Digital rain pattering on a digital roof. Compressed downpour. The user’s screams as the programmed acid rain starts to decompile the up-linked mind. The howls of distant coded wolves hiding in the pixelated forest. Blocks of greens and blacks. Numbers. Someone – no, some-thing is scanning you. You are lost. There is no hope here. Wherever “here” is. An eternity inside the machine. Never a way out until the processor sputters. Flatline. You’ve been deleted. You wake up. The Inner Light. What is real? What is not? Analog and digital become homologous. You scrub the data. You wipe the slate clean. Erase the tape. Burn the pages. You forget the life you’ve just lived. You try to get on with the day to day.

Creating harsh noise under the POTIER. moniker from the mid-2000s through to the mid-2010s, K.M. Toepfer has since turned to establishing experiments in his new frontier of raw image data and audio manipulations, as showcased on releases via his own Lead Lozenges label, and the processing of micro cassette feedback and white noise – culminating in the sounds presented here.

C30. Edition of 101 pro-dubbed on black tapes with paper labels.
Includes download code. Download includes PDF artwork.

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KNURL – A Turbulent Obsession CS

For the past 25 years Alan Bloor has been honing his craft of harsh noise via the deconstruction of various components of the industrial world. As KNURL, Bloor manages to recreate the sounds of the concrete jungle by making use of an arsenal of sonic weaponry that includes everything from concrete saw blades to iron rods to homemade scrap metal instruments and everyday appliances. The humming and grinding sounds of machinery are primary influences on his work.

“A Turbulent Obsession” brings a car spring, a tried and true favourite “instrument”, back into the fray. Wired with guitar strings and sawed at with a violin bow, a sound is created that is at once searing and routine. It may be piercingly hot, but it’s not to worry – that’s just how this machine likes to run.

2019 marks 25 years of KNURL and Absurd Exposition is happy to celebrate this milestone with a release from an artist that remains dedicated to his industrial interests and the constant refinement of his works.

C40. Edition of 102 pro-dubbed on black tapes with paper labels.
Includes download code. Download includes PDF artwork.

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MUNITION – Gaze/Gauze CS

Washed in waves of pulsing anxiety. The beach scene in Drive: Night. The waves crashing. The pulse of the lighthouse cutting across the shoreline and out into the sea. This pulse will cut you down if it wants to. Bathed in rays of inauspicious serenity. The final scene in Irreversible: Day. The camera pans and swirls through the park. A nauseating swirl. It’s dizzying but not only because of the motion. Something undermines the pleasantness. A juxtaposition of harmony and cacophony. All at once. Then one after the other. Fading to white.

“Gaze/Gauze” traverses eerie ambient shores and sea-soaked cliff sides before building up to a landscape of washing, waxing, waning, whirling electronic assemblages. There’s a hint of martial industrial if you can catch it. Then it all recedes. The tide goes out. The moon rises. The sun sets. Again and again and vice versa ad infinitum. Everything is as it was. Everything will be as it has been. Nothing is different and nothing is the same.

MUNITION is the effort of Dexter Outhit. Toronto by way of Halifax. The debut tape, “Entry”, appeared on Strange Material last year and Absurd Exposition is pleased to present this work of a promising new artist in the field.

C30. Edition of 101 pro-dubbed on black tapes with paper labels.
The same program repeats on both sides.
Includes download code. Download includes PDF artwork.

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TED BYRNES – Double Negative CS

“One of the most interesting aspects of Ted Byrnes’ C16 work ‘Double Negative’ is the fact that it is presented by Absurd Exposition, which is very much an analogue electronics-based label that is most commonly concerned with ‘harsh noise’ and ‘power electronics’.

The exciting aspect of Ted’s percussive work versus the electronics is its incredibly common means to an end.

After years and years of my delving into the world of silicon and germanium fuzz circuits with various colleagues, contemplating the electronic processing of source into rough textures can really make someone question the various apparatuses conceptually, especially when you experience raw comparable sound via internal combustion, or in Ted’s case – percussion.

‘Striking something’ for a conceptualized sound acts as a pinnacle of deconstructed sound technique, especially when making a career out of creating seemingly percussive rough textures via electronics, can make the artist doubt their practice and its analogue gear avenues that may simply be (in extreme terms) a ‘waste of time’ when compared to straight well conceived percussion.

Again, presented within the world of harsh noise specifics, Ted Byrnes’ rapid fire washes, lines and layers of shifting percussively created textures very much converse in the language of harsh noise with a vicious truth that analogue electronics may never be able to replicate.

Every year I think about ditching my electronic gear and just having some ‘percussive’ setup like strips of aluminum that are lined up to make ‘slapping / snapping / crack’ noises, but then I’m constantly reminded of Ted’s work and the fact that I’m just purely jealous and should just stick to what I know.”

– Sam McKinlay

While debuting a new collaborative project, CACKLE CAR, with Sam McKinlay (THE RITA) last year, as well as ongoing collaborations with with William Hutson (including percussive work for the upcoming CLIPPING. album), TED BYRNES continues to hone his craft of harsh noise by way of acoustic percussion – both as one half of WOOD & METAL, whose “Aversions” tape appeared on Absurd Exposition this past summer, and by his own accord. Artwork by Shea Hardacre.

C16. Edition of 54 pro-dubbed on black tapes with paper labels.
Includes download code. Download includes PDF artwork.

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Keeping in line with celebrating 25 years of KNURL, Alan Bloor follows up his incredible 2017 return to Montreal with a night of searing industrial deconstruction. Other out of town acts on the bill include Vancouver’s violin-based harsh noise project THE NAUSEA (“Requiem Aeternam” appeared on Absurd Exposition in 2017) and hot-and-heavy-hitters from New York state, FORM HUNTER – the collaborative junk metal harsh noise project between Stefan Aune (BREAKING THE WILL / KJOSTAD / New Forces label) and Weston Czerkies (SUNKEN CHEEK / MAGNETIC CORONER / Prime Ruin label). Rounding out the lineup is the inimitable wall of TASKMASTER, as well as yours truly (PRIMITIVE ISOLATION TACTICS).

The date is March 16. The place is La Plante. The cost is $10. The doors are at 9PM.

Facebook event page.

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New Arrivals and Restocks from Black Psychosis, Dead Gods, Found Remains, Menstrual Recordings.

Black Psychosis
BAGMAN – Men Who Solicit Sex CS
CITALOPRAM SHUNYATA – School Girl Reports CS
HERETIC GRAIL – The Hole of Treason CS

Dead Gods
WHITE RHINO TAXIDERMY – Detriment CS

Found Remains
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Through a Glass Darkly CS (HIMUKALT / KJOSTAD / SUNKEN CHEEK / etc)

Menstrual Recordings
ATRAX MORGUE – Fourth Injection LP
MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA CD
MERZBOW – Collection : 006 CD
MERZBOW – Collection : 008 CD
MERZBOW – Fuckexercise (#2) CD
MURDER CORPORATION – Atrocity CD
MURDER CORPORATION – Caution CD

Incoming titles from: Abgrund, Bacteria Field, Bizarre Audio Arts, Cipher Productions, Deathbed Tapes, Foul Prey, Freak Animal, Inbreed, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Outsider Art, Self Abuse, Total Black, Urashima

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2/24/19: New Arrivals and Restocks from Angst, Phage, Total Black

Angst
BLIND DATE – Last Seen Walking Into the Woods CS
FOILED – Zero Hits CS
PHOCOMELUS – Jail Bait Freak Show CS
PLOUGHSHARE – Monarch CS

Phage Tapes
ANTHONY AMELANG – Requiem for an Almost Man CS
AXEBREAKER – Brutality In Stone CD
CAVATUS – A0629-00 CS
COMPACTOR – Total Data Control CS
CUT UNCONSCIOUS – Document 2 CS
K2 – Soukanbokujou 6CS Box
LICKING WOUNDS CS
MACRONYMPHA – For Better or Worse 3CS Box
NATURAL ORTHODOXY – Industrial Action CS
PAIN APPARATUS CS
REAPER / MOISTURE DISCIPLINE CS
SHALLOW WATERS – Sleepwalkers CD
SUPPORT UNIT – Cabinda Front CS
SUTURE – Love Beyond the Mirror CS
UNSUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CONDITION – Pleasure Seeking Pacifist CS

Total Black
GOVERNMENT ALPHA – Insanityranny CS
NATURAL ORTHODOXY – Trust Exercises CS
V. SINCLAIR – A Name, For Desire LP

Incoming titles from: Bizarre Audio Arts, Cipher Productions, Dead Gods, Deathbed Tapes, Foul Prey, Found Remains, Inbreed, Menstrual Recordings, Modern Decadence, Narcolepsia, New Approach, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Outsider Art, Total Black, Urashima

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