unprofitable noise since 1995


hode 174
inho - same cassette 5,00 Euro

Another product of friendship......
Me and Björn are connected for nearly 2,5 decades.
Scrotum Records was always very supportive for me and my bands
and projects and here we got the latest thing.

Some years ago Mogel asked BIZARRE X for a split ep with his noise band CXTXD and we were totally into it.
Later he has organized a gig for us and since that day we are constantly in touch and became friends.

In October 2019 Mogel visited me and we recorded this slap of old school noisecore.
The plan was to be without a plan and do noise so noisy as possible.
It was a great feeling and we have planned to continue.
So keep your eyes open and your ears close ;-)
- bert X / 02/20

This cassette was dubbed in realtime and comes with a semiglossy printed artwork.
First pile are 40 tapes.

Sample:  inho

hode 171
BASTARD NOISE / BIZARRE X - split 12" ep 13,00 Euro

Back in 2011 Bastard Noise went on Tour in Europe and they played one day together
with Bizarre X and an idea for doing a split release grown up in their heads.

Finally, here we are with a 12" split ep, cut on 45 rpm for a maximum of power and clearness.

Bastard Noise recorded 4 ultra sonic tracks with his unique voice full of anger and pain
compinated with his insect war electronics.

Bizarre X comes out with 11 tracks of pure rumpling drum and bass with vigorously vocals,
including one Fear of God cover.

Both sides were mastered by Mr. Rozon at Speed Semen Clove Factory!
Artwork and insert were done by FetusK!

This records sounds like you stand in front of the band with a diabolical PA soundsystem.
...the brutality continues...
pressed on virgin vinyl with a pro done recordsjacket and 12" sized insert.

Co-released with Regurgitated Semen Records,
in an edition of 600 copies.

Sample:  Bastard Noise "The Holocaust no one cares about"
Sample:  Bizarre X "Kill the Pain"

hode 172
INUSHINI - organisierte ruhestörung 7" vinyl 6,00 Euro

INUSHINI, teaming up with four other imprints from leipzig,
showing off four brutal bassdrum bangers on "organisierte ruhestörung"
(meaning like premediated disturbance of peace)

built by noone else but paul gloom of leipzig's important underground venue zoro,
this 7inch celebrates something like 20 years of breakcore and more innocently
labeled noise under any radar in strictly fuck-off diy style and attitude. he is not only
front man of several legendary east german punk bands, massive respects and cheers,
to the next 2000 years of audio madness.

this seven is brought to you by an alliance of alphacute, minor, ohm 52, phantomnoise
and scrotum records, all from leipzig and really happy to be part of this.

limited edition of 300 copies
neonyellow xerox foldout cover
cut by lxc
pressed by ameise

Sample:  "organisierte ruhestörung"

hode 167
The GeroGeriGeGeGe - 12" vinyl ep 11,00 Euro

Straight after the gorgeous album "Moenai Hai" from 2016,
The GeroGeriGeGeGe are back with a new fantastic 12" vinyl record.

On April 23rd 2003, The GeroGeriGeGeGe hits the road on 8 city west coast tour.
They would them make history by partaking in the first ever all scratch music tour.

The unique thing about this record is that most of the sounds were designed
and arranged before the group actually rehearsed it. In other words, you will hear this
record and be challenged with the question on how to use the sounds just as they

With less than 2 weeks to practice, the member took bits and pieces of sounds
from this record, and created the vibe featured on this tour.

Like any The GeroGeriGeGeGe releases, this is not your average record, this is an
instrument featuring custom made sounds, vintage synths, as well as samples
from seminal albums such as "Sketchbook: An Introduction to Good Music".

Wether you're trying to mimmick the song performed on the tour and album, create
original good music, or producing tracks traditionally, there's enough samples to bang
out multiple albums.

A piece of history on wax.

limited edition
pressed on virgin black vinyl full colored record sleeve

hode 169
ASTRO / MORTAL VISION - split cassette 7,00 Euro

Welcome back Hiroshi Hasegawa.
This split cassette is the second release from Astro on Scrotum Records.

Astro provide us with "Cruel Subconsciousness", a loud and layered 20 minute
structured noise track, recorded live at the Akihabara Club in Tokyo, 2014.
A masterpiece!

On the flip side, Hiroshi Hasegawa presents his very old alter ego, Mortal Vision.
"Music for Assassination", in 3 parts, is a massive guitar noise wall - highly recommended!
Recorded in 2015, 13 years after the first brilliant cassette on the G.R.O.S.S. label,
this is the third release from Mortal Vision in 14 years!

The cassette was dubbed in real-time on high-bias tape with color artwork.
Limited to 50 copies

Sample:  Astro "Cruel Subconsciouness"
Sample:  Mortal Vision "Music for Assassination"

hode 165
STEFAN JENKEL / BERT SERGON - split cassette 7,00 Euro

It's time for an experiment.
Do you have any idea what it would sound like if you asked a punk-rock vocalist:
"make some music, without your backline army"
(filed under "spoken word")
I had no idea! Well here it is, Stefan (Yacøpsæ) and Bert (Bizarre X) have each recorded an approx. 6 minute track.
You can call it extraordinary poem reading, or depressive ego manic, you figure it out!

The cassette comes with minimalist color artwork and the lyrics, dubbed in real-time on high-bias tape, of course!
Limited to 25 copies!

Sample:  Stefan Jenkel "Die Ulmer Schachtel"
Sample:  Bert Sergon "Ende gut"

hode 162
- sprechzimmern CD 10,00 Euro

  a homage to Carlfriedrich Claus († 1998)

Distance, busyness, sporadic communication occupied with other topics are often the reason
why common interests are discovered only late and by accident. Carlfriedrich Claus, sound
poet and graphic artist with a largely concealed output, working in the no-man's-land of
Annaberg-Buchholz, near Chemnitz, Germany, was with some exceptions only discovered after
the fall of the wall. Creating a work of vocal utterances not only composed with great
sophistication, but underlined with intense philosophical research.

How could we not be enthusiastic and even euphoric when digging through the layers of his
multi-faceted body of work that has progressively been published as deserved, which wasn't
the case during the GDR regime that had him withdrawn his title of a professional artist.
Concentrating on a few basic elements, intuition and chance as creative tools backed by intense
theory and contextualization, working methods we all strive for ourselves. It was just a matter
of time and time it took, but it was worth it, to do our own take inspired and in homage to this
great man to whom we feel so linked.

This is not a collaboration of working on each other's sound files, it rather is to let each other know,
to compare where each participant's exploration is positioned and how the distinct works could be
arranged together in order to allow for a varied but continues listening session. A process of filtering
and combining, adding and eliminating, varying density and permeability.

  a homage to Carlfriedrich Claus

of fermenting language / aggregated resonances / swoosh-combined speech transparency:
historical-philosophical vibration / distorted densification = experimental retail salesman
/ articulating principal latency / private suspect statesmanship / destructive-combinatorial
/ an evening live in annaberg - buchholz: tol & rlw & dsm
/ chronicled, condensed and constellated in 2014.

full coloured artwork based on an original drawing by Guido Huebner (dsm)
edition of 300

Sample:  The Oval Language "proberäumen"
Sample:  RLW "verakten"
Sample:  Das Synthetische Mischgewebe "behörden"

hode 160
Michael Barthel - HARN 7" Vinyl 7,00 Euro

Scrotum Records presents the debut record by Michael Barthel.
14 short breathless pieces for voice, rapid read poems, and a pair of sound
poetry pieces.

A musical approach interposing words and sound.

Each piece deals with de/localisation in different fields: protection, refuge,
home - deeply exploring the possibilities put forth by these terms.

Recorded in October 2014, released in March 2015. All poems are printed on the cover.
This release was made possible by small and independent press.

Edition of 150

Sample:  #8

hode 158
MICHAEL BARTHEL - Stück nach dem fehlenden cassette 7,00 Euro

Michael Barthel's first release in 2013 presents four compositions for voice
and one organ pipe. The Soundpieces are on one hand purely acoustic,
on the other hand they are collages that have been defamiliarized through
the use of dictaphones.

Barthel's soundpieces deal with the possibilities of a unique and personalized
sonic expression within culturally defined linguistic codes.

this release is a high bias cassette with strong bothside printed j-card
and cassette labels

Sample:  "Der Vergleich"
Sample:  "willentlich bepasstes"

STABAT MORS / RICHARD RAMIREZ - Hideous Bliss split lp 10,00 Euro

Christian Koehler was the motivating mind behind the project, Stabat Mors.
Fusing thematic concepts and philosophical ideas based on Althusser, Mishima, Derrida, Artaud
and Cioran, the accompanying noise is a confrontation with distorted accordian, metal, piano and
microphone to tube; a farewell release that is a sharp feedback orgy and celebration of despair.
"Hegels Tod" is the first track: a solo recording from 2006. Very isolated, sad and extreme, the mix
is an infusion of trying to bind the theme of death into sound. It was the last track recorded before
he died the same year. The second piece is a documentation of Stabat Mors' first live show at the
Neues Museum Bremen in 2004, featured here as a trio. Etuede 2 & 3 of "Bild und Tod nach Derrida"
is a mixture of lecture and noise-cacophonia.
Richard Ramirez appears on the other side of the LP with long track recorded in 2006.
"Error Strike" is a barrage of dynamic, crushing noise; an enduring wall that spans twenty minutes!

This lp is pro-pressed in a full-colored record jacket with paintings by Christian Koehler.
Additionally, the album comes with a huge insert featuring the text, to "Bild und Tod nach Derrida".
The lp is the memorial to Christian. It is sad that he will never see the final result !

Sample:  Stabat Mors "Hegels Tod"
Sample:  Richard Ramirez "Error strike"