12/26/20: 20% off for 24 hours / Closed Dec 27 – Jan 3

Here we go. One last blast for 2020. Use code SW2020 at checkout for 20% off everything except used items and December new arrivals.

The sale runs 24 hours from 12AM Dec 26 – 12 AM Dec 27 EST. Afterwards the shop will be closed for a week while things are set up in the new location.

Please note that this means no orders will ship until next week, after the move is complete and boxes are unpacked.

Thanks once again for making the best of 2020. Now let’s leave this nasty year behind and bring on a brighter 2021.

20 of the releases I liked this year:

BLIND DATE – Acting Class CD (Oxen)
TED BYRNES – Formula CS (Lake Shark Harsh Noise)
C.C.C.C. – Amplified Crystal II 2CD (New Forces)
THE CHERRY POINT – Live Hell CD (Helicopter / Troniks)
CRAWL OF TIME – Operation Black Widow CD (Chondritic Sound)
EMIL BEAULIEAU – Polio CS (Hospital)
FORM HUNTER LP (Found Remains)
DAVID GILDEN – Temporary Sedation CD (Troniks)
JACKSON-PRATT – Deep In the Night, I’m Lost In Love CD (Oxen)
K2 – Hypertrophy CS (Nefarious Activities)
JOSH LANDES – Provincial Electronics CD-R (Arkeen)
MANIA – Eros + Massacre CS / If They Move… Kill ‘Em CS / Miserable Disposition CS
MO*TE – Love the Junk of Society CS (Skeleton Dust)
THE RITA – Anna Kogler Found In the River CD (Phage Tapes)
RUSALKA – Uncertain Current CS (Buried In Slag and Debris)
SCALD HYMN – Balming Mechanism CS (Monorail Trespassing)
SLIT THROATS – Joshi Noise Worship: Women’s Most Violent 2CD (Phage Tapes)
STAR – Last Vestige of Malehood CS (White Centipede Noise)
YELLOW YEARS – Gargdom CS (Dead Gods)
ZONA INDUSTRIALE – Neutro CS (Narcolepsia)

Absurd Exposition 2020:

A FAIL ASSOCIATION – East V. CS
AXIOM CS
B.P. – Zhiishiibi-Zhiibiing CS
TED BYRNES – All Hands CS
GRIEFER – Communication Denial CS
JUTE – Simstim CS
KIER-LA JANISSE / THE RITA – Introduction and Immersion CS
KNURL – Initial Shock CD + DVD
MOT – Savage CS
ANDREW NOLAN – Background Music CS (repress)
ANDREW NOLAN – Museum Etiquette CS
PHOCOMELUS – No Human’s Involved CS
PRIMITIVE ISOLATION TACTICS – Dirty Prophecies CS
THE RITA – Sharks and the Female Form CS (repress)
VIOLENT SHOGUN – The Possibility of Life’s Destruction CS

Next batch coming spring 2021.

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12/14/20: International Postage Rate Increase

Unfortunately international postage rates are increasing next week and it is not a small jump. These changes affect all customers except those located in Canada and the USA, which have no changes at this time.

The new rates are still competitive overall (especially when compared to USPS) and most packages can have tracking included at little to no extra cost.

Below is the breakdown with the cheapest options going forward.

Thanks for your understanding, the ultra-cheap rates were fun while they lasted. Please note that if you wish to take advantage of the discontinued rates while you still can you must have your order placed by 11:59PM on Thursday, December 17th.

NEW RATES – CHEAPEST

WEIGHT DISCONTINUED RATES INCREASE NEW RATES AS OF 12/18/20 SERVICE
up to 75g (1 CS) $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
75-150g (2 CS or 1 CD) $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
150-200g (3 CS) $6.00 $4.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD) $7.00 $3.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
250g-350g (5 CS or 3 CD) $8.00 $5.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
350-450g (4 CD) $9.00 $4.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
450-500g (1 LP) $11.00 $2.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
500-750g (2 LP) $13.00 $0.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
750g-1kg (3 LP) $17.00 $5.00 $22.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
1-1.25kg (4 LP) $21.00 $3.00 $24.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
1.25-1.5kg (5 LP) $25.00 $1.00 $26.00 Canada Post Surface Mail


NEW RATES – TRACKED

WEIGHT DISCONTINUED RATES INCREASE NEW RATES AS OF 12/18/20 SERVICE
up to 75g (1 CS) $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 Asendia
75-150g (2 CS or 1 CD) $5.00 $6.50 $11.50 Asendia
150-200g (3 CS) $6.00 $6.50 $12.50 Asendia
200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD) $7.00 $5.50 $12.50 Asendia
250g-350g (5 CS or 3 CD) $8.00 $6.50 $14.50 Asendia
350-450g (4 CD) $9.00 $6.50 $15.50 Asendia
450-500g (1 LP) $11.00 $5.50 $16.50 Asendia
500-750g (2 LP) $13.00 $8.00 $21.00 Asendia
750g-1kg (3 LP) $17.00 $8.00 $25.00 Asendia
1-1.25kg (4 LP) $21.00 $8.00 $29.00 Asendia
1.25-1.5kg (5 LP) $25.00 $7.00 $32.00 Asendia


NEW RATES – ALL OPTIONS

WEIGHT DISCONTINUED RATES INCREASE NEW RATES AS OF 12/18/20 SERVICE
up to 75g (1 CS) $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 Asendia
up to 75g (1 CS) $5.00 $6.00 $11.00 Canada Post Airmail
75-150g (2 CS or 1 CD) $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
75-150g (2 CS or 1 CD) $5.00 $6.50 $11.50 Asendia
75-150g (2 CS or 1 CD) $5.00 $7.00 $12.00 Canada Post Airmail
150-200g (3 CS) $6.00 $4.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
150-200g (3 CS) $6.00 $6.00 $12.00 Canada Post Airmail
150-200g (3 CS) $6.00 $6.50 $12.50 Asendia
200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD) $7.00 $3.00 $10.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD) $7.00 $5.00 $12.00 Canada Post Airmail
200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD) $7.00 $5.50 $12.50 Asendia
250g-350g (5 CS or 3 CD) $8.00 $5.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
250g-350g (5 CS or 3 CD) $8.00 $6.50 $14.50 Asendia
350-450g (4 CD) $9.00 $4.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
350-450g (4 CD) $9.00 $6.50 $15.50 Asendia
450-500g (1 LP) $11.00 $2.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
450-500g (1 LP) $11.00 $5.50 $16.50 Asendia
450-500g (1 LP) $13.00 $9.00 $22.00 Canada Post Airmail
500-750g (2 LP) $13.00 $0.00 $13.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
500-750g (2 LP) $13.00 $8.00 $21.00 Asendia
750g-1kg (3 LP) $17.00 $5.00 $22.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
750g-1kg (3 LP) $17.00 $8.00 $25.00 Asendia
1-1.25kg (4 LP) $21.00 $3.00 $24.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
1-1.25kg (4 LP) $21.00 $8.00 $29.00 Asendia
1.25-1.5kg (5 LP) $25.00 $1.00 $26.00 Canada Post Surface Mail
1.25-1.5kg (5 LP) $25.00 $7.00 $32.00 Asendia

 

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11/25/20: Moving Sale! 20% off!

As I’ll be moving to a new HQ in about a month I felt it was high time for a rare Scream & Writhe sale. Enter code “TIMETOMOVE” at checkout for 20% off of your order. Used items and the last 2 weeks of new arrivals are excluded from the sale.

I’d also like to note that Ester Kärkkäinen’s new zine, “Sex Worker”, is in stock now. 50 pages of collages and texts tying in with the two HIMUKALT tapes of the same name. Proceeds will go to Stella Montreal – Sex Worker Advocacy and Support.

Further note: “Rumors of Noizu” the HIJOKAIDAN book by Kato David Hopkins is temporarily sold out. A restock is en route.

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5/10/20: New Arrivals from Beyond the Ruins, Fusty, Modern, Noise Receptor

Packages have been trickling in here. Seems like anything destined for my home address is showing up, while stuff headed to my work address is being held. This makes sense, as businesses in Montreal are to remain closed until at least May 25th, and knowing this I’m sure Canada Post is not even attempting deliveries to businesses. Our doors are shut but we are still in the building operating mail order, so we are going to try contact Canada Post to let them know we are able to receive. UPDATE: Just confirmed with Canada Post that in the next 3-5 days we will receive our backlog of mail at the shop.

Folks are still receiving their orders worldwide and I’m still here shipping, so definitely don’t hesitate to order if mail services in your country are operational.

In the mean time many things are on order and hopefully some of them will be arriving at my home in the coming weeks.

Thanks for the continued support and stay safe.

New Arrivals

Beyond the Ruins
P.I. – Spiritual Genocide CS
SKIN GRAFT & SCANT CS

Fusty
KOUFAR – Middle Eastern Promises 2LP

Modern Tapes
VERHALTEN – Corrupted Structures v.3 CS

Noise Receptor
NOISE RECEPTOR #8

Incoming titles from Amphetamine Sulphate, Astral Spirits, Bacteria Field, Buried in Slag and Debris, Chefsideologens Bolag, Cloister, Dada Drumming, Deadline, Deterra, Disclosures, Editions Unknown, Fantastique, Feuk, Fördämning Arkiv, Harbinger, Joy de Vivre, Millstone, Narcolepsia, Nefarious Activities, No Rent, Obsessive Fundamental Realism, Oxen, Skeleton Dust, Small Mercies, Total Black, White Centipede Noise

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01/02/2020: New cheaper LP shipping rates for Canada

New year, better rates. Thank you for an incredible 2019, I was kept very busy. Weekly updates resume this Sunday. Here’s to another year of noise!

New Canada LP shipping rates:

  • 450g-1kg (1-3 LPs): $12.00
  • 1kg-1.5kg (4-5 LPs): $13.00
  • 1.5kg-2kg (6-7 LPs): $14.00
  • 2kg-2.5kg (7-8 LPs): $15.00

 

US rates (no change):
  • up to 450g (up to 5 CS or 4 CDs): $5.00
  • 450g-950g (up to 2 LPs): $6.00
  • 950g-1.5kg (up to 5 LPs): $7.00

 

International rates (no change):
  • up to 150g (2 CS or 1 CD): $5.00
  • 150g-200g (3 CS): $6.00
  • 200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD): $7.00
  • 250-350g (5 CS or 3 CD): $8.00
  • 350g-450g (4 CD): $9.00
  • 450g-500g (1 LP): $11.00
  • 500g-750g (2 LP): $13.00
  • 750g-1kg (3 LP): $17.00
  • 1kg-1.25kg (4 LP): $21.00
  • 1.25kg-1.5kg (5 LP): $25.00

 

Let me know if there are any issues at checkout or if you have general questions. Thanks!
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9/21/19: Four new releases on Absurd Exposition

  • BLOOMER – Battle’s Sign CS
    Operating as FLATLINE CONSTRUCT as well as his own name since the late 90s, Ryan Bloomer is someone that should be synonymous with Canadian harsh noise. His Trauma Tone label and custom-built noise devices solidified his status in the genre’s canon of the 2000s. Alongside his solo efforts on various legendary labels such as Harsh Head Rituals, New Forces, Self Abuse, Troniks, etc. Bloomer has worked in various collaborative projects with the likes of Dominick Fernow (PRURIENT) and Sam McKinlay (THE RITA). Now with a re-adoption of the BLOOMER moniker, ‘Battle’s Sign’ delivers an extremely satisfying barrage of crumbling decay and ranks high as a personal favourite under the Absurd Exposition banner.

    Edition of 110 pro-dubbed on white tapes with one-sided pad-printed labels. Includes download code. Stream/download.

  • MK9 – Contaminants CS
    For the past fifteen years Michael Nine, the man behind the infamous DEATH SQUAD, has been taking a more sonically-subdued, but no less intrusive, approach to showcasing the weightiness of the human condition through his project MK9.

    The varying scenes of post-apocalyptic deconstruction and barrenness found throughout ‘Contaminants’ are interchangeably representative of a dead and dying world and a mind being slowly crushed under that weight or, perhaps moreso, a mind being crushed under the weight of its own self.

    Tethered to the constants of self-annihilation. A radioactive sunset is always on the horizon.

    Edition of 101 pro-dubbed on beige tapes. Includes download code. Stream/download.

  • THE RITA – Sharks and the Female Form CS
    The aesthetics and patterns of a woman’s physical form violently and tragically manipulated in the arts.

    A revisit of classic sharks/women fetish themes and crackling walls synonymous with THE RITA.

    Originally released in 2018 by Old Europa Cafe as a special limited edition of 39 copies, Absurd Exposition is happy to work with OEC to reissue this in a more accessible standard edition.

    Edition of 100 pro-dubbed on black tapes with one-sided pad-printed labels. Includes download code. Co-released with Old Europa Cafe. Stream/Download.

  • TASKMASTER CS
    At long last, TASKMASTER finds his way to Absurd Exposition.

    An oft-revered project operating in the harshest realms of Canadian noise for nearly fifteen years now. This latest offering provides two variations on a theme… where the theme is dragging your own face across burning asphalt for a quarter of an hour – only stopping to turn the other cheek and repeat the process before throwing yourself into the abyss where none but the filthiest, ugliest, most horrendous dark entities can exist.

    Coming off of a recent tape on FTAM Productions, as well as last year’s split with KAKERLAK on Narcolepsia, this is a much-welcomed increase of activity.

    Edition of 103 pro-dubbed on blue-tinted tapes. Includes download code. Artwork by Claudia Burneo. Stream/download.

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9/9/19: New Cheaper International Shipping Rates

  • UK, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia.

I’m happy to be able to share these rates for people overseas.

up to 150g (2 CS or 1 CD): $5.00
150g-200g (3 CS): $6.00
200-250g (4 CS or 2 CD): $7.00
250-350g (5 CS or 3 CD): $8.00
350g-450g (4 CD): $9.00
450g-500g (1 LP): $11.00
500g-750g (2 LP): $13.00
750g-1kg (3 LP): $17.00
1kg-1.25kg (4 LP): $21.00
1.25kg-1.5kg (5 LP): $25.00

For larger orders, or if you are unsure, you can choose the Custom Order option and I’ll manually calculate shipping and send you an invoice.

Tracking can be added to all orders for $2-$4 depending on order size.

  • United States

Media Mail rates are now available at checkout.

up to 450g (up to 5 CS or 4 CDs – Media Mail): $5.00
450g-950g (up to 2 LPs – Media Mail): $6.00
950g-1.5kg (up to 5 LPs – Media Mail): $7.00

For larger orders there is a $10 option, of which any difference will be refunded or charged before shipping.

The next batch of Absurd Exposition titles will be released soon.

Thank you and enjoy.

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