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Artist: ANWORTH KIRK
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Pre-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Pre-Cert Home Entertainment is a new imprint releasing limited vinyl documents of contemporary musical and nonmusical material researched by Andy Votel (Finders Keepers) and Sean Canty of Demdike Stare (Modern Love) in the north of England. Part art/part trash, this open-ended disposable archive combines a cross-section of oblique influences such as sound research libraries, VHS video culture, electronic Folkways records, sound poetry, tape manipulation, European fumetti, outsider art and field recording, to name but a few. With a continued focus on the theatrical/macabre and a stylistic nod to the industrial landscape of its local history, Pre-Cert aims to expand an open catalog of man-made and mechanical music and disparate archival noise. The first release on the label embodies all the characteristics of Pre-Certs modus operandi, featuring collated compositions from the semi-fictitious Anworth Kirk. Combining influences from European folklore, Surrealism, Letterist poetry, tape loops, found-sound and armchair-cinematics, this eponymous album (Subtitled: The Old Mill Is Your New God) comprises 12 segued titles presented in two chapters. Clocking in at 22 minutes, Pre-Certs first release is pressed on vinyl at 45 rpm (similar to late-period Indian horror soundtracks). Vinyl limited to 500 copies. Cut at Berlins D&M." -Pre-Cert
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Artist: ANWORTH KIRK
Title: Shacklecross
Format: LP
Label: Pre-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Anworth Kirk casts a spellbinding sixth Pre-Cert edition with this mystic invocation of eldritch ritual music. Divining inspiration from myriad and disparate fake-loric sources -- Egyptology, drug abuse, early Freemasonry, Carnatic music, Oramics in Ardwick, Kommune pop and Letterist actions, to name a few -- this protagonist projects dank and discomforting electro-acoustic psych-scapes quite unlike anything already in circulation. Reclaimed fragments of degenerated second-class sound are dredged from silty memory banks, soaked in ether and draped across a skeletal framework of possessed percussions and concrète bridges, plotting a labyrinthine course through hallucinatory interzones seldom travelled by the sane of mind. Alchemical formulations of sampled textures catalyze noxious atmospheres; unheimlich apparitions bypass liminal dimensions, making connections between electric Smithsonian releases and primitive mechanical industry, muddying the waters of sonic fiction until its too dense to make sense of anything. Parts of this disc are presented in both Stereo and Mono and it is to be played at 45rpm with a low gram stylus pressure. Cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. 700 copies only." -Pre-Cert.

Artist: N.RACKER
Title: Flock Intoxicant
Format: LP
Label: Pre-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"After delivering a limited edition cassette release that sold out in a couple of hours, N.Racker unveils his vinyl debut for Pre-Cert Home Entertainment, a label run by Demdike Stare and Andy Votel. Were not at liberty to divulge his real identity for fear of the Pre-Cert wrath, however, we can tell you he hasnt previously appeared on the label; his roots reach further back into one of Cottonopolis most cherished imprints. The sound he makes is full of rumbling gloom, misery and arcane folk mystery, think somewhere between Sunn O))), The Haxan Cloak and Morricone/Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza -- albeit with a distinctly Northern English slant. The material on Flock Toxicant is based on an imagined alternative history of a sinister, pre-industrial pestilence among the ovine population and the people who work in wool processing, ending in complete devastation and dereliction. The atmosphere is chokingly heavy and nocturnal throughout, making use of self-constructed devices, antique electronics and altered acoustic contraptions made by the artist himself, designed to blacken every surface. You could think of it as a soundtrack to a low-rent steam-punk-sci-fi-horror, or just the latest in a line of immersive, conceptually-opaque transmissions from this ever-intriguing label. Cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. 700 copies only." -Pre-Cert.

Artist: XIAN ORPHIC
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Pre-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"The newest addition to the Pre-Cert library comes from Xian Orphic, a new recording project from Andy Votel, and combines new automated analog music, positive meditational repeaters and neo-tantric sound collages presented in five parts. This multi-purpose music draws from a broad range of kindred influences and approaches synchronized transcendental/nu-religious/metaphysical and sensual music forms from a new perspective, drawing direct influence from private music pioneers such as Kat Epple, Marc Disler, Dariush Dolat Shahi, Mark Shreeve, Suzanne Ciani and Ramases while giving nods to sound sculptures by the likes of Egisto Macchi, Bernard Parmegiani and Bruno Spoerri. Like many Pre-Cert releases, this project is as a micro-archive of experiments and references, leaving an open-ended avenue for further volumes. By contrasting processed modular synth tones with recorded and transposed melodic pulses, Xian Orphic adds lo-fi domestic sounds and classic Kosmische to paint positive psychological relationships. The overall effect manages to reflect elements of German electronic records while re-contextualizing the more optimistic moments of popular horror soundtracks by artists like Alan Howarth, Klauss Schultze and John Carpenter. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, limited edition of 500 copies." -Pre-Cert.

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