ANNA SCHIMKAT & MICHAEL BARTHEL
- A VOCHEL WO RED 12" lp 15,00 Euro
Bei dir piepts wohl
A VOCHEL WO RED (translates into "A bird who talks" from the German Hessian dialect)
is a conceptual album that deals with the tradition of animal voice imitation.
It focuses exemplarily on bird calls, as these are used extensively for species identification.
Schimkat and Barthel take up the acoustic fabric of nature noises, try to penetrate the huge
storage of information it contains and reinterpret it by means of abstraction with noises, field
recordings, text-recognition software, voices, recorders, birdcage and birdseed, as well
as a prepared turntable. Twelve compositions of electroacoustic music and sound poetry.
Are you cuckoo
The LP is published in a edition of 300 copies. The cover contains german and english texts
and a two pages insert.
Anna Schimkat and Michael Barthel from Leipzig / Germany, have been working together as
a duo in the field of conceptual electroacoustic music, sound poetry and installation since 2016.
Sample: "Are you chuckoo"
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.
recorded 4 ultra sonic tracks with his unique voice full of anger and pain
compinated with his insect war electronics.
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"
- 12" 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.
pressed on virgin black vinyl full colored record sleeve
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.
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"
RLW / THE OVAL LANGUAGE / DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE
- 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"
- HARN 7" ep 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
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: "NE HAUBE, TRAU KEINER"