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Artist: 5599
Title: Heureusement Que le Sang Seche Vite
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"5599 is a new duo featuring Frances electronic improvisation giant Jean-Marc Foussat on EMS Synthi AKS and current golden boy Augustin Brousseloux on electric guitar and alto saxophone. Heureusement que le sang seche vite features 3 tracks where guitar and saxophone interplay with analog synthesizer to create psychedelic, dense and textured soundscapes of aggressive noise onslaughts and moments of bliss. Born in Oran (Algeria) in 1955, Jean-Marc Foussat played in several experimental rock groups before he started a career as a sound engineer in diverse studios which progressed towards recording live improvised music around 1979. He has collaborated with labels such as Incus, Hat Hut, Po-Torch, Rift, Rec Rec, and Celluloid where he recorded a number of songs for Bill Laswells seminal Massacre on the album Killing Time in 1981. In 1983, he self-released the groundbreaking Abattage which deserves its position on a pedestal amidst the greatest French improvisation records. Since the 1990s he returned to playing in improvisation groups such as Marteau Rouge, alongside Makoto Sato and Jean-Francois Pauvros, and Aliquid with Sylvain Guerineau. Born in 1999, saxophonist and guitarist Augustin Brousseloux is a young prodigy currently storming the French improvisation underground. At the age of 16, he has already collaborated -- live and on albums -- with heavyweights such as Noel Akchote, Costes and Jean-Marc Foussat." - Nashazphone.

Artist: ALIQUID
Title: Kriegspiel
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $21.00
"Kriegspiel is the latest sonic excursion by this Parisian free improvisation duo that features prominent scene veterans Jean-Marc Foussat (VCS3) and Sylvain Guérineau (tenor sax). The former was responsible for what some consider as one of the greatest French improvisation LPs -- the totally twisted Abattage (1983) -- while the latter has been very active since the early 1970s and has collaborated in the past with the likes of Sunny Murray, Henri Grimes, Joe McPhee and Francois Tusques. Limited to 250 copies." - Nashazphone.

Artist: ALVARIUS B.
Title: Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Seemingly tossed-off spontaneity is the intoxicant with which Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo is heavily laced. This 39-minute lenticular collage recalls Tangier-era Burroughs in its concealment of structure behind a veneer of arbitrary free association, with Alvarius B. delivering his take on contemporary behavioral dementia in a style that veers from the nocturnal yammer of legendary somniloquist Dion McGregor to salty neo-Yossarian ravings to the casual vitriol of a misanthrope who knows hes entertaining. Its the kind of trip a modern-day Slothrup might take after smoking polyester shrubbery and over-indulging in candiru sushi served by an erotic topiary gardener in exile for masturbating on the wall outside a 19th Century French orphanage - overseen by The Sinister Extemporizer himself, Alan Bishop. It was recorded live all over Cairo (in cars, trains, apartments, garages, cafes, bars, on rooftops, on the street) with a backline that includes little else beyond an acoustic guitar and a radio. Field recordings, glitchy wheeze underpinnings, and snippets of space murble garnish the album, but site-specific stuffing is what gives this kataif its particular flavor: a rapped tribute to the murdered members of a hardcore soccer fan-club; a pas de deux for laptop keyboard and BBCs coverage of Gaza bombings; public demonstrations against the Muslim-Brotherhood-authored Constitution; Monte Carlo Arabic Services mention of the 70th anniversary of El Alamein battle. Bishops quilt of screenshots depicts a consciousness informed by an increasingly universal presumption that everything public should be interactive, if only to act as a vessel for contempt. An urbane cannibal fills the twilight bazaar with bacterial karaoke and falsetto bleating slicker than a goats uterus before disappearing into the crowd at Snottys Chill-Out Pentagram. Turn a corner and its an improv duet for acoustic guitar and the pachyderm grind of dirty delivery trucks. All around is mysteriously auto-tuned, proto-mahragan RnB crooning right out of a Saharan cellphone rave. A blue-blood places a call to an amplified insect tantrum, and is eavesdropped upon by a seductress loop. Delusional arms suppliers mansplain, as is their wont, and a beautifully dismissive monologue reduces music writers to literary dumbwaiters. The Invisible Hands take a moment to get in touch with their inner Sex Pistol. Prerecorded announcements are abused, quite comedically - the implication being that the only qualifications needed to engage in public discourse (telegenics and a piehole) are grossly insufficient. Alan Bishop stands before you not to praise anything (especially not the pathetic aesthetic championed by pork brosnans and Illuminati blood-drinkers stumbling from one end of their bleachy little swamp to the other, where mediocre meets bland and no amount of chlamydia-flavored tofutti with ground up glass in it will protect them from the constant tularemia rain), but to bury it, deep on the shoreline of Dunning-Kruger, a parting gift from The Sibling Unmoored as he withdraws in disgust. Maybe hell return after Ramadan, if only to crack open whats left of their skulls like crème brulée, harvest the enlarged amygdala, and render tiny portraits of Pepe The Frog onto their lacerated morgellons. Maybe not." -Seymour Glass California, USA September 2016.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Six Imaginary Scenes From The Life Of Muhammad Al Aqil
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
"This newest candle burning outing from the long going UK psych project headed by Mr. Phil Todd continues the quest for the farthest possible cosmic frequencies through FX, guitar, synth, and saz on a bed of field recordings. Some tracks in here almost enter the pantheon of NEW AGE MUSIC! Edition of 200 copies." - Nashazphone

Artist: ASTREINTE
Title: Cest Pourquoi Il Importe, Aux ÿpoques Dadversité...
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
...De Demeurer Intérieurement Fort Et Sobre De Paroles. "No one knows or will ever know who Astreinte are and what their story is. If ever told, theyll be immediately elevated to cult status considering their personal backgrounds and live shows (besides the fact that anything remotely French, sounds wonderful in North America nowadays). Astreinte is a five to nine members collective delivering a totally deafening sonic wall assault directly inspired by Japanese legends such as Hijokaidan or CCCC. The group mainly consists of hippies, crust punks, industrialists, garage rockers and a jazz fanatic. Dwelling in and around Pau, in the south west of France, near the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, their very scarce and violent live appearances have been greeted with comparatively aggressive and emotionally charged reactions. Cest pourquoi il importe... is their debut LP as a nine piece (vocals, guitar, bass, trumpet, drums, 2 x synths, electronics). Edition of 190 copies, with insert." -Nashazphone

Artist: BIRDS OF DELAY
Title: A Living Room At The Bottom Of A Lake
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
"Birds Of Delay is a Leeds duo whose first half lives in London (and loves Whitehouse and Rush) and the other in Berlin (and loves Farley Jackmaster Funk). With several releases on labels such as Chocolate Monk, American Tapes, Troniks, Hospital Productions, or their own: Alcoholic Narcolepsy, Luke and Steven have been crafting and sculpting their psychedelic-electronic-noise-drone sound for over half a decade. But who cares and what does that sound description mean anyway? If you ask them, theyll simply tell you A Living Room At The Bottom Of A Lake is a projection into a TOTAL RAINBOW BLISS zone! Edition of 240 copies." -Nashazphone.

Artist: BLOOD STEREO/SMEGMA
Title: Guff Vout Mulch
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $21.00
"Trans-Atlantic collaboration that sounds like what happens when BLOOD STEREOs re-imagined thousand-year-old Druid chants are invaded by SMEGMA’s looped, psychedelic-folk-stomps. Liner notes by JOHN OLSON. Edition of 450." -Nashazphone.

Artist: COSTES
Title: Pas Encore Mort
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Costes has caused me so much trouble. Even today, 25 years after the last time I performed with him, I still have a hard time booking shows because he has not mellowed as I have and the venues are afraid, because of my past association with him, that there will be piss, shit, violence, genitalia, racial tension, cops, etc. Costes has caused himself so much trouble. Hes been taken to court five times over his art, received countless death threats. Whens the last time you can think of that ART has been taken so seriously -- as a life and death matter? And he perseveres. I think Costes is extraordinary. He ostentatiously thumbs not only his nose, but every single body part external AND internal, at any authority there is. Pas Encore Mort, a re-release of a 1997 CD, is uncharacteristically introspective, pretty, and sad. It is unsettling to see the man behind the gross warrior exposed, vulnerable, alone. I love and hate this album." -- Lisa Carver, Maine, U.S., April 2, 2016.
"Born in 1954, Jean-Louis Costes is possibly Frances most transgressive and independent artist. He is a musician, singer/songwriter, performance artist, painter, writer, actor and director. His highly expressionist trash style is instantly recognizable no matter which mode of expression he adopts. A unique and uncompromising artist, Costes has released over 70 albums since 1986. His songs are mostly recorded in his home studio and display very raw explicit lyrics, with music alternating between rock, pop and noise. He is renowned for his infamous "Porno-Social" Operas, which can be described as an explosive mix of live music, theater, violent actions, sex, noise, chansons, romanticism, mysticism and social issues. He has toured Europe, North America and Japan. In the late 1990s, he began publishing his own texts, and since 2003, has authored four novels." - Nashazphone.

Artist: EEK
Title: Kahraba
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Kahraba is the debut studio album of Islam Chipsys EEK. Recorded in late 2014 in downtown Cairo, it contains four tracks perfectly representing Chipsys wild and inimitable artistic spectrum, ranging from the frenzied sound signature technique that brought him his fame ("Trinity" and "Kahraba") to the bands individual maneuverings of typical Egyptian standards such as the Northeastern Nile delta "Simsimiyya" in "El-Bawaba" or Upper Egypts traditional "Mouled Saidi" in "Mouled El-Ghoul"." - Nashazphone.

Artist: EEK
Title: Kahraba
Format: CD
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $16.00
"Kahraba is the debut studio album of Islam Chipsys EEK. Recorded in late 2014 in downtown Cairo, it contains four tracks perfectly representing Chipsys wild and inimitable artistic spectrum, ranging from the frenzied sound signature technique that brought him his fame ("Trinity" and "Kahraba") to the bands individual maneuverings of typical Egyptian standards such as the Northeastern Nile delta "Simsimiyya" in "El-Bawaba" or Upper Egypts traditional "Mouled Saidi" in "Mouled El-Ghoul." Made in Egypt." - Nashazphone.

Artist: EEK
Title: Live at the Cairo High Cinema Institute
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $26.00
500 copies pressed on red vinyl. "I saw him at a street party in Giza where a few hundred people had amassed to dance and scream into the night. Flanked by Khaled Mando and Islam Tata, his two drummers pounding furiously as the signature tone of his synth intensified for almost two hours, Islam Chipsy demonstrated his completely revolutionary take on modern Egyptian Shaabi. The sound was raw and distorted, the volume was deafening, and the energy was high. Thirty minutes into the set, the trio pulled out blindfolds and put them on, only to continue their virtuosic performance without missing a beat, synced to the max, playing forwards, backwards, sideways, psychedelic noise and showmanship projected through the distortion of a jet engine taking flight for some unknown location in the distant future of Shaabi sound. They were smiling and are very nice cats indeed, but when the PA system is blazing with their audio explosions, you best get up off your ass to dance or get the hell out of the way!" --Alan Bishop.
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Artist: EL-G
Title: Capitaine Présent 5
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
"Monsieur Laurent Gerard, aka ÿl-g, aka one third of Ghedalia Tazartes Reines dAngleterre has been slowly building a little world of his own with several homemade records, cassettes and CD-Rs through the past few years and also through several interesting collaborations. Capitaine Présent is his most intimate project with already 4 volumes released on CD, cassette and DVD. This fifth outing (and first on vinyl) consists of a hallucinogenic promenade inside his psyche. Cut up spoken words, poetry, cosmic standup comedy from the afterlife, synth insanity, make up this, sometimes very eerie, personal release. Edition of 160 copies. One-sided LP." -Nashazphone

Artist: ELG
Title: Mauve Zone
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Since 2004, Elg (Laurent Gérard) has drawn concentric sound spirals made of musical pipes and entrails. He uses an arsenal of instruments and methods, constantly renewed while building improbable bridges between musique concrete and French song-writing, cartoon-like radiophonic creations and cosmic pop as well as lo-fi Dada-esque experimentation with electronic tentacles. Èlg is half of the electronic botanic duo Opera Mort, and a third of big band trios Orgue Agnes (with the members of Kaumwald) and Reines dAngleterre (with Jo Tanz and Ghédalia Tazartes). Hes had albums released by Kraak, SS-Records, Lexi Disques, Fonal, Hundebiss Records, and Alter, among others. ?I DIG COSMIC MUSIC WITH ROCKS OFF? anathema to top 40, Èlg is the holy ghost of the new sound. his music deals with the altered state with muscle -> primed on transcendence like naked hug, the fire music of his previous duos or the zap force of his earlier Nashazphone jam ? Capitaine Present 5,? it feels hip to stay forever eternal in the house of mirrors & emerge on the cyclone. coney island baby bataille. theres a dimensionality of miracles herein, we were born on earth...as humans. Then theres Èlg, Laurent Gérard -> hes a love lodge, a sonic native. this is immersion music? climb upward, go down and deep. my fave cosmic strip here is in cool color? the rare moment on this LP when the guitar solo explodes from the narrative ripping a hole in "song.? through the planet of one voice, we hear the inimitable Dylan Nyoukis and the one and only OG Alan Bishop. these heads are perfect jam vehicles to hang with Laurent. Then theres the paramour lady Catherine Hershey, forever muse?roast tongue. brand new language, brave nu world. this grabs the tusk of Francois Tusques and rides Mother Gong, all glissando and Kobaïan. learned from Shandar and transporting with a freer range Lard Free, organic music that slays all inner city mountains, outer realm gotham. bluer than noon. contempo lone gunman exploratory moderne with the controls set to the heart of love. were in the "Mauve Zone", where is bananafish? hearing is believing. a transport to future analog and digital dialup. call this dude, hes beyond rap. what a crazy fucking life.?" - Matt "MV" Valentine; Guilford, VT; spring 2016.

Artist: KLEISTWAHR
Title: Music For Zeitgeist Fighters
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Music For Zeitgeist Fighters is the new album by the much revered solo project of Gary Mundy (Ramleh, Broken Flag). Two pieces of intense, emotional, and purgative electronics miles away from audiophile realms. "Welcome to 2017. Im laughing because Im thinking of music and Im thinking of death. Welcome to the Captagon, the room is dizzy and moving. The DJs turntables are on fire and the heat hits me full on as I walk onto the dancefloor. Distorted sounds like the bass rumbles or high frequencies are moving from one wall to another, tracer fire and the screams of soldiers in makeshift cages. Perilous geography. Some coded references to sobbing teenagers on tape or scattered corpses in plazas. Im laughing because of what we all must look like. You perhaps with a biro scrawled note pinned to your chest. Not taped to the front of your shirt, but actually securely pinned to your flesh. Imagine us all like that. Not fucking photoshopped or some shit like that. Maybe a painting, with flames in the distance and the howling of the dogs. Cant see in or out. Fucked forever in mountains and cellars and attics and seas. Really dont want to ruin the fun and generally Im up for anything but this fucking shit cannot go on, can it?" -Philip Best, Austin, Texas USA, January 2017."

Artist: PENGO
Title: Counterfeit Memories
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt/Algeria
Price: $26.50
"Rochesters PENGO is John Schoen, R. Nuuja and Jason Finkbeiner. 2/3 of them have previously played with Arthur Doyle. Hailed as the worlds most psychedelic band, they come back with "Counterfeit Memories" which could be their darkest statement so far. A departure from 1970s Ugandan extravaganza into possibly the synapses of its then leader. Limited to 500." - Nashazphone.

Artist: POREST
Title: Modern Journal of Popular Savagery
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Porests fourth long-player, Modern Journal of Popular Savagery is a damning collection of parallel realities told in song and sound. Following 2006s masterful Tourrorists, MJoPS pits post-globalized hate pop, cabalistic text-to-speech drama and violent tape music against soapbox anthems and swirling barbed-wire psychedelia -- sometimes within the same track. The result: a terrifying and ridiculous audio shakedown that both avoids and completely indulges the inherent trappings of art and politics. Fuzzed out guitars and keyboards, epic modulated grooves, "samples" and far-out fucking field recordings index the colonization of our consciousness. Youre already dead -- and none of your intellectual friends can save you. Guests include Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Peter Conheim (Negativland), and Jake Rodriguez (Bran?Pos). Recorded between California, Syria, Vietnam and points in between.
Across decades, Porest (aka Mark Gergis) has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, tilted pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities on the Abduction, Seeland and Resipiscent labels. Porests blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding broadcasts vital mixed messages. Collaborations have included: Aavikko (Finland), Sun City Girls (USA), and Negativland (USA) among others. Gergis was a co-founder of the long-running experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause -- as well as its offshoot Neung Phak, performing inspired renditions of southeast Asian musics. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle, Washington -- and more recently, with his own record label -- Sham Palace, Gergis has shared decades of research and scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere." - Nashazphone.

Artist: SHALABI, SAM
Title: Isis And Osiris
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Sam Shalabi presents Isis And Osiris; a dystopian fantasia for ud ruminations and iterated tape manipulations. Listening to Sams music or playing with him is always a psychedelic bliss. When Isis And Osiris penetrates my ears I am possessed by an emergent universe where immanence and alienation, abjection and love meet. Nothing will be the same. The transformative effect of Sam Shalabis cosmology is one of the most joyful and inspiring estrangement I experienced." - Alexander St. Onge; Montreal, Quebec, March 2016.
"Sam Shalabi is an Egyptian-Canadian composer, improviser and guitarist living between Montreal and Cairo. Starting out during the late 70s punk era, his work has evolved into an experimental synthesis of modern Arabic Music that incorporates free improvisation, traditional Arabic music, noise, classical, text, and jazz. He has released five solo albums, five albums with Shalabi Effect, a free improvisation quartet that bridges western psychedelic music and Arabic Maqam and three albums with Land Of Kush, an experimental 30-member orchestra for which he composes. He has appeared on over 30 albums and toured Europe, North America and North Africa. Projects include collaborations with Alvarius B, Stefan Christoff and The Dwarves Of East Agouza, a Cairo-based trio with Maurice Louca and Alan Bishop. He is a founding member of Shalabi Effect." - Nashazphone.

Artist: SKULLFLOWER
Title: The Black Iron That Fell From The Sky, to Dwell Within...
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"The inception of an audio trilogy concerning the Darkness of Aegypt: the shadow stuff from whence dark dreams come. The Triad: dark, light and the animating serpent power are delineated by the Egyptian Gods Set, Horus, and the Apep serpent. Volume one comprises of three received transmissions from the tunnels of Set via the physical envelopes of Matthew Bower and Samantha Davies operating as the occult cell known as Skullflower. The working, the concept, and guiding hand comes from Nashazphone, purveyors of artifacts, dreams and koans, who are currently re-creating and re-writing the myths and cycles of their native land." - Nashazphone.

Artist: SLITHER
Title: Alien Column
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
"Alien Column is the first full length LP by the thick-smoke-filled-Michigan-basement duo of Chris Pottinger (Odd Clouds, Cotton Museum and the Tasty Soil label) and Heath Moerland (Sick Llama, Cygnus, Drug Abuse and the Fag Tapes label). Often described as a post-Wolf Eyes combo, SLITHER offer a mutant take on free jazz through their multiple electronics manipulations and dual horn tandem (alto saxophone and clarinet). An additional proof to why Michigan is currently the BEST place to be on Earth! Edition of 240 copies." -Nashazphone

Artist: SMEGMA & BLOOD STEREO
Title: Guff Vout Mulch
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $26.00
"Trans-Atlantic collaboration LP between Smegma and Blood Stereo: "It sounds like what happens when Blood Stereos re-imagined, 1,000 year old Druid chants are invaded by Smegmas looped, psychedelic-folk-stomps circa early 2009." --Ju Suk Reet Meate. Limited to 450 copies with an insert featuring liner notes by John Olson." - Nashazphone.

Artist: STUDIO SARDENA
Title: Studio Sardena
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $21.00
"DJ Sardena is a major player in the current electro-shaabi wave that has taken over Egypt in the past few years. Better known locally as mahragan, electro-shaabi is characterized by heavy auto-tuned loud vocals and beats featuring synthesizers and various electronic effects. Studio Sardena, located in the Matariya disctrict of Cairo, is home to a number of singers and produces dozens of tracks every month. This LP compiles five tracks representing Sardenas very special, stripped-down and minimal mahragan style, featuring an array of major MCs such as Salsa El-Ageeb and Halabessa. Limited to 500 copies pressed on green vinyl." - Nashazphone.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Djinn Funnel
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt/Algeria
Price: $25.00
"A slab of Sun City Girls electric rock psych blues recorded live in various locales 1999-2001. The first release on Egyptian/Algerian label NASHAZPHONE. Limited edition of 570 copies vinyl/one-time pressing ONLY." - Nashazphone.
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Artist: SUNROOF!
Title: Rock Power
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $21.00
"Reissue of an extremely rare and essential Sunroof! CD-R released during a European tour in 2003 on Matthew Bowers own imprint, Rural Electrification Program (REP). On this LP, Bower is joined on guitar by Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra and Flower-Corsano Duo) and the result was once qualified as Sunroofs rock record and its tribute to Neil Young and AC/DC (hence the title). Rock Power is a very singular record because it documents a very short time period in the M. Bower/Sunroof! evolution; between the dream-like psychedelia of releases such as Cloudz or early Hototogisu, and the brutal sonic assault of later records such as Panzer Division Lou Reed, Spitting Gold Zebras or the more recent Skullflower outings. 500 copies." - Nashazphone.
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Artist: WASTELAND JAZZ UNIT
Title: Space Denial
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
"Wasteland Jazz Unit is Jon Lorenz and John Rich on saxophone and clarinet. The first full length of this apocalyptic Cincinnati duo is simply akin to the sonic equivalent of pouring molten silver (at 700°C) inside an ear. Space Denial is a powerful destruction trip pushing all the limits of reed electronic manipulations to areas and heights only explored by the mighty Borbetomagus. Edition of 190 copies." -Nashazphone

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