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Artist: A.I.Z.
Title: Chaos Primaire (Black vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Chaos Primaire is the unreleased first album by A.I.Z., recorded in 1982. This music is reminiscent of electronic material from Throbbing Gristle. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 300." - Rotorelief.

Artist: A.I.Z.
Title: Chaos Primaire (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
Red vinyl version. Edition of 200. "Chaos Primaire is the unreleased first album by A.I.Z., recorded in 1982. This music is reminiscent of electronic material from Throbbing Gristle." - Rotorelief.

Artist: BERROCAL, JAC/MARIE FRANCE/JACK BELSEN
Title: Marie Antoinette Is Not Dead
Format: 7"
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $16.00
“Stunning collaboration between four entities who all left an indelible track in various spheres and in different eras, such as Jac berrocal, a mythical figure, improvisator in his music and his encounters, a visionary poet and avant garde trumpeter who went against the grain in jazz and punk, amongst others, and his associate Jack Belsen, a virtuoso with the machines, guitarist and into a lot of other things, composer of soundtracks for films, who founded with F.J. Ossang in 1980 the Messagero Killer Boy of which the noisen roll sonorities essentially structure themselves around the poetic words of Ossang. Also the singer and actress Marie France, rock, punk, diva, cabaret muse, fond of unpredictable and stunning collaborations, just as her own personality. « Je vous veux » and « Marie-Antoinette is not dead ou dans quelle position je vous laisse » are the titles of the two tracks of this historic 7”, historic by this never seen before collaboration initiated by the label rotorelief, and by the presence of the author of the letter and the poem put in music, the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette. She is the fourth protagonist of the project. Out of time and out of eras, this concept is definitely away from a passeist royalism or a vain nostalgy. It only wants to put forward these personages who, strangely, have common particularities: innovators, avant gardists, passionate about liberty and pleasures. « Je vous veux » on side A is a cosmic and sensual ballad, a perfect compromise between the lascivious and velvety words of Marie France and Belsens powerful solemn machines and jumbles of guitars mingled with the whistlings of Berrocals flute. « Marie-Antoinette is not dead ou dans quelle position je vous laisse » plunges us into the night, at 4.30 in the morning, the time when Marie-Antoinette writes her last letter. Heady machines, drums, trumpets and sizzlings lead the countdown in a western-tinted suspense and an atmosphere a la Lynch, punctuated with the sentences of Marie France who reads Marie-Antoinette, proud to the end, to the sharp and brutal final blade, giving us shudders. A sharp and historic 7".” - Rotorelief.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Neuro Habitat
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Edition of 300. “In order to create this sound system, I used the conduction of psychomotor pulses merging it with neurosis signals circulating within the hypertrophic experimentation to get a plant immune-sensitive, so that the metabolism of rumoristic environment emerges with the syndrome dissonant electronics, and the result was NEURO HABITAT.” - Maurizio Bianchi, 2013.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Persecutionem
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
Edition of 250. "Ive taken inspiration for this medicative work from the sordid persecution of the early Christians, but in other ways we receive objectivistic persecution every day from this standardized system, from our wretched condition and from the modern persecutors which are hidden behind their threatening countenances. The appropriate soundtrack of such perturbed sufferings is this justifiable work, «Persecutionem», in which the semblances of our gaolers are inherents on these obstructed sounds, and the hopeful liberation of our existences are culminating on the eschatologic modulations. The deliberate epilogue is contained in the derogatory elevation of our reinstated spirituality for a repulsive capital sentence in order to transform the alienated persecutor into an inalienable victim of persecution." - Maurizio Bianchi - February 2009.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Persecutionem (Purple Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Ive taken inspiration for this medicative work from the sordid persecution of the early Christians, but in other ways we receive objectivistic persecution every day from this standardized system, from our wretched condition and from the modern persecutors which are hidden behind their threatening countenances. The appropriate soundtrack of such perturbed sufferings is this justifiable work, Persecutionem, in which the semblances of our gaolers are inherents on these obstructed sounds, and the hopeful liberation of our existences are culminating on the eschatologic modulations. The deliberate epilogue is contained in the derogatory elevation of our reinstated spirituality for a repulsive capital sentence in order to transform the alienated persecutor into an inalienable victim of persecution" --Maurizio Bianchi, February 2009. Maurizio Bianchi/M .B.: scourged martyrized pre-recorded sounds and tortured waves, with the persecutory interferations by Siegmar Fricke. Maurizio Bianchi is a non-musician active since August 1979. Coming from the punk movement in the mid-70s, M.B. became soon a pioneer in noise and industrial music. His music was characterized by uncompromising, noisy musique concrète abstractions, produced by turntable, loops, and tape-recorder. The sound he created at that time was the result of permanent frustration in life, love, religion, and politics, reflecting his inner soul and expressed his condition of being lost in a web of sounds and nightmares. After 14 years of mental purification the second M.B. phase began, characterized by a very spiritual approach. Siegmar Fricke, qualifying Bianchis second-phase works as "Pharmakustik," shares the same fascination for clinical sound abstractions and electronic modulations as M.B., and has done several collaborations with him. Bianchi has worked with various other artists including Aube, Telepherique, Nimh, and Stefano Gentile. Maurizio Bianchis main inspiration remains human alienation, and his goal is to awaken sleeping consciences." - Rotorelief.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Symphony for a Genocide (Green and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"Originally released in 1981. "The moral of this work is: The past punishment is the inevitable blindness of the present. Death camps were established through the process of dehumanized engineering, to destroy the will of the individual, and to create industrialisation of death. The modern parallel is to override the individual human choice through mass-media that established the city of death, in which marketing has become synonymous with mass destruction. A pathetic symphony for both is inevitable. To prevent physical destruction of the inner sound, I accomplished the noisy dignity of an electronic apparatus with the aim of prosecuting the masses minds that massacre and organize new dehumanization. Symphony for a Genocide is a pseudo-symphonic legislation that make no compromises with the modern musical de-evolution" --Maurizio Bianchi. "Battle green and black" vinyl. Limited numbered edition of 500." - Rotorelief.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Weltanschauung
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Edition of 444. “At the beginning of 1981 Maurizio Bianchi sent some demo tapes to the Come Organisation in England; after that, they extracted and blended together the sounds to get the final work. The title « Under The Victory Banner », an anachronistic and detrimental track for the rest of the album has been replaced by the title of the same set « Plutoniumetrio » edited in 1982 by the Come Organisation for the compilation « Fe Koch », which fits much better with the other tracks. 


The Come Organisation was a record label founded in London in 1979 by William Bennett, initially as a vehicle for his group Come, and later to specialise in extreme electronic or controversial music, in particular for his subsequent group Whitehouse, but also for other groups including Maurizio Bianchi, Nurse with wound or Charles Manson. When Whitehouse went on hiatus at the end of 1985, Come Organisation was dissolved.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: BRUME
Title: Ainsi Soit-il!
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $20.00
Limited edition of 250. "Alone, you have to listen to Brume alone, and lie down far from the neon lights, traffic, and gossip, with your lights filtered. In the dominating dark and night, Brume carries an atomized reality to a world where chaos rhymes with spatial waverings, where atmosphere is devoid of impurity, rich with rhythms and sonorities, and dense with emotions, for a mysterious -- but undoubtedly innovative -- energetic trip. Rich, complex, and experimental Ainsi Soit-il! envelopes us. Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concrète composer/sound sculptor who has won himself a place of his own with his crossover between sound collages, electroacoustics, and noise. His compositions rely on dense, rapid-fire montage and wed cacophony and dynamics, emphasizing both the elements of discontinuity and continuity. 1978: first steps with a Farfisa organ, inspired by surreal soundscapes à la Fripp & Eno and experiments experiments experiments. Tries to make a compromise between electronic and electroacoustic. 1985: creation of the Brume Rec. label. 1986-2000: many LPs, CDs, and cassettes, and some soundtracks for visual artists. 2000: Brume stops everything. Regeneration. 2008: 30 years after his first sound, Brume starts his experimentation again. For our pleasure." - Rotorelief.

Artist: BRUME
Title: Friction (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“Limited numbered edition of 200. Friction contains a selection of tracks from the first two official Brume tapes, Frikture (1985) and Le jour du cochon (1987), plus the previously unreleased track "Friktion." A very experimental electro-ethnic-industrial-oriented period, marking the change from Brumes analog works to his electroacoustic hybrids using synthesizers and computers. Part of the Archives Des Musiques Industrielles De France.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: BRUME
Title: Xerses
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concrète composer/sound sculptor who has won himself a place of his own with his crossover between sound collages, electroacoustics, and noise. His compositions rely on dense, rapid-fire montage and wed cacophony and dynamics, emphasizing both the elements of discontinuity and continuity. "Xerxeswas the King of Persia in 500 B.C. and could be considered today as a symbol of blitzkrieg. His aggressive instincts allowed him to defeat the Greek army in a quite short period of time thanks to his great armada. Xerxes can be considered as a symbol of aggression, of invasion and lets say of penetration by all meanings of the word. . . . This sonorous material bearing the same name tries through sonorous metaphors but also through direct resonances to concretise this notion of ultra-violent aggression inherent to all periods of Humanity. . . . Today in 2011 all systems, and this thanks to new techniques of information, keep on bombarding and formatting the masses with high-flying high-tech systems suitable to their ideals. . . . The end of tyrannosaurus isnt coming any time soon!" --Christian Renou, May 2011. Composed, recorded, and mixed at Colleville Studio, April and May 2011. Christian Renou: all instruments, voice, taped voice, effects. Mixed and mastered by Christian Renou." - Rotorelief.

Artist: BRUME & VOMIR
Title: UNstable
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
Limited numbered edition of 200. "The involvement in the improbable challenge of a collaboration with another musical entity takes on its full meaning when the two characters have radically different personalities. In 2001, the merger of Brume with the American project Bastard Noise would have seemed surreal. One works in the field of musique concrète, and the others in what we can call power electronics, making their own sound generators. The first album of this association materialised with a very successful CD. 2012 . . . up pops up this “alien”, unique in the French music scene: Vomir, the project of Romain Perrot. Some monolithic hard-liner “walls of noise” stretching endlessly. . . . The paradox of the music of Vomir is that this sonorous fire ship manages to blow you away, this magma being so hypnotic, similar to the German long electronic tracks of the 70s. Amazing. Armed with his experience with Bastard Noise, Brume contacted Vomir for a new musical experience, a new challenge. . . . The result was arranged by Christian Renou in his own home studio. Any description would be shallow to describe the result. Sharpen your ears and let yourself drift away with these thermonuclear explosions" - Christian Renou, January 2014.

Artist: CROMAGNON
Title: Orgasm
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $30.00
“Originally released in 1969. Certainly one of the weirdest experimental psychedelic albums out there, with noise and industrial moments, first released by legendary free jazz label ESP-Disk in 1969 (ESPDISK 2001CD/LP). An absolute psychedelic UFO of proto-industrial noise, with a pioneering touch of Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Whitehouse, and Test Dept mixed with something fully stoned . . . way ahead of its time in the 60s. Remastered with the same real rough sound and the same feeling sought at the time, but with more volume added. 180-gram LP in deluxe heavy-duty silver chromium gatefold sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 333.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: CROMAGNON
Title: Orgasm (Picture Disc)
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $29.00
"Picture disc version in deluxe window sleeve with PVC inner sleeve. Limited numbered edition 500. Originally released in 1969. Certainly one of the weirdest experimental psychedelic albums out there, with noise and industrial moments, first released by legendary free jazz label ESP-Disk in 1969 (ESPDISK 2001CD/LP). An absolute psychedelic UFO of proto-industrial noise, with a pioneering touch of Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Whitehouse, and Test Dept mixed with something fully stoned . . . way ahead of its time in the 60s. Remastered with the same real rough sound and the same feeling sought at the time, but with more volume added." - Rotorelief.

Artist: CROMAGNON
Title: Orgasm (Silver and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"180-gram silver and black LP version in deluxe heavy-duty silver chromium gatefold sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 777. Originally released in 1969. Certainly one of the weirdest experimental psychedelic albums out there, with noise and industrial moments, first released by legendary free jazz label ESP-Disk in 1969 (ESPDISK 2001CD/LP). An absolute psychedelic UFO of proto-industrial noise, with a pioneering touch of Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Whitehouse, and Test Dept mixed with something fully stoned . . . way ahead of its time in the 60s. Remastered with the same real rough sound and the same feeling sought at the time, but with more volume added." - Rotorelief.

Artist: CURRENT 93
Title: When The May Rain Comes
Format: 12"
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
“200-gram 12" version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. "When the May Rain Comes" is a cover of a track by German trio Sand, whose work has had a profound effect on David Tibets work. The track first appeared on Current 93s influential 1992 album Thunder Perfect Mind. It appears here with an alternate version of the same track, originally released as a CD single accompanying the first 1000 copies of Ultrasonic Seraphim (1996), David Tibet and Steven Stapletons collection of material by Sand. Current 93 is David Tibets eclectic, idiosyncratic, hallucinatory, apocalyptic artistic project, begun in 1982. David Tibet is the only person permanently present in the group, although Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, whom David met in 1983 at Londons Equinox Event, has appeared on virtually all of Current 93s releases. David Tibet has worked with many individuals since he formed Current 93, including Michael Cashmore, Steve Ignorant (Crass), John Balance (Coil), Nick Cave, Marc Almond, Antony Hegarty, Sebastian Horsley, Andrew W.K., Rickie Lee Jones, Shirley Collins, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Current 93 has many faces, but has always primarily reflected David Tibets beliefs and obsessions. His vision continues to grow increasingly personal and intense, inspired by his translations of non-canonical Coptic and Gnostic texts. Other important influences upon his work have been the New Testament, the works of Count Stenbock, cats, the Kabbalah, seahorses, and Birdsong in the Empire. Cover painting by Babs Santini.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: CURRENT 93
Title: When The May Rain Comes (Purple and White Vinyl)
Format: 12"
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
200-gram purple and white 12" version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. "When the May Rain Comes" is a cover of a track by German trio Sand, whose work has had a profound effect on David Tibets work. The track first appeared on Current 93s influential 1992 album Thunder Perfect Mind. It appears here with an alternate version of the same track, originally released as a CD single accompanying the first 1000 copies of Ultrasonic Seraphim (1996), David Tibet and Steven Stapletons collection of material by Sand. Current 93 is David Tibets eclectic, idiosyncratic, hallucinatory, apocalyptic artistic project, begun in 1982. David Tibet is the only person permanently present in the group, although Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, whom David met in 1983 at Londons Equinox Event, has appeared on virtually all of Current 93s releases. David Tibet has worked with many individuals since he formed Current 93, including Michael Cashmore, Steve Ignorant (Crass), John Balance (Coil), Nick Cave, Marc Almond, Antony Hegarty, Sebastian Horsley, Andrew W.K., Rickie Lee Jones, Shirley Collins, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Current 93 has many faces, but has always primarily reflected David Tibets beliefs and obsessions. His vision continues to grow increasingly personal and intense, inspired by his translations of non-canonical Coptic and Gnostic texts. Other important influences upon his work have been the New Testament, the works of Count Stenbock, cats, the Kabbalah, seahorses, and Birdsong in the Empire. Cover painting by Babs Santini." - Rotorelief.

Artist: CURRENT 93
Title: When The May Rain Comes (Purple Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"180-gram purple 12" version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. "When the May Rain Comes" is a cover of a track by German trio Sand, whose work has had a profound effect on David Tibets work. The track first appeared on Current 93s influential 1992 album Thunder Perfect Mind. It appears here with an alternate version of the same track, originally released as a CD single accompanying the first 1000 copies of Ultrasonic Seraphim (1996), David Tibet and Steven Stapletons collection of material by Sand. Current 93 is David Tibets eclectic, idiosyncratic, hallucinatory, apocalyptic artistic project, begun in 1982. David Tibet is the only person permanently present in the group, although Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, whom David met in 1983 at Londons Equinox Event, has appeared on virtually all of Current 93s releases. David Tibet has worked with many individuals since he formed Current 93, including Michael Cashmore, Steve Ignorant (Crass), John Balance (Coil), Nick Cave, Marc Almond, Antony Hegarty, Sebastian Horsley, Andrew W.K., Rickie Lee Jones, Shirley Collins, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Current 93 has many faces, but has always primarily reflected David Tibets beliefs and obsessions. His vision continues to grow increasingly personal and intense, inspired by his translations of non-canonical Coptic and Gnostic texts. Other important influences upon his work have been the New Testament, the works of Count Stenbock, cats, the Kabbalah, seahorses, and Birdsong in the Empire. Cover painting by Babs Santini." - Rotorelief.

Artist: DIE FORM
Title: Die Form ÷ Fine Automatic 1 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“Limited numbered edition of 200. French industrial group Die Form, led by Philippe Fichot, formed in the late 70s and released Die Form ÷ Fine Automatic in 1982, a split with Fichots Fine Automatic project. The complete original album is released as two separate LPs as part of the Archives Des Musiques Industrielles De France; this is part one." - Rotorelief.

Artist: DIE FORM
Title: Die Form ÷ Fine Automatic 2 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“Limited numbered edition of 200. French industrial group Die Form, led by Philippe Fichot, formed in the late 70s and released Die Form ÷ Fine Automatic in 1982, a split with Fichots Fine Automatic project. The complete original album is released as two separate LPs as part of the Archives Des Musiques Industrielles De France; this is part two.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: DIE FORM
Title: Die Form ÷ Hurt
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"This Die Form side-project was recorded in a few days in 1984 and remains the only trace of their material recorded under the name Hurt, initially released on the Bain Total label during the same period as Some Experiences With Shock. This release brings together all the tracks from the cassette, as well as other titles from Die Form from this period. It is a kind of snapshot, close to the tear and chaos, where the machines and the out-of-control guitars are used as a support for the cry to final exhaustion. These are experimental and industrial creations, characteristic of this particular period/time, in the spirit of bands on No New York (Teenage Jesus, DNA, James Chance, Mars), and Suicide or Throbbing Gristle and SPK. On black vinyl in an edition of 300 copies." - Rotorelief.

Artist: DIE FORM
Title: Die Form ÷ Hurt (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"This Die Form side-project was recorded in a few days in 1984 and remains the only trace of their material recorded under the name Hurt, initially released on the Bain Total label during the same period as Some Experiences With Shock. This release brings together all the tracks from the cassette, as well as other titles from Die Form from this period. It is a kind of snapshot, close to the tear and chaos, where the machines and the out-of-control guitars are used as a support for the cry to final exhaustion. These are experimental and industrial creations, characteristic of this particular period/time, in the spirit of bands on No New York (Teenage Jesus, DNA, James Chance, Mars), and Suicide or Throbbing Gristle and SPK." - Rotorelief.

Artist: ENTRE VIFS
Title: Premiere Unite Bruitiste
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Entre Vifs were a crucial late 80s French industrial band. Premiere Unite Bruitiste is their previously-unreleased debut album from 1986. The band was led by Zorin, musician and visual propagandist in the legendary Le Syndicat. Their fascination with chaos, strength, and violence was not motivated by provocation but by the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. "Of all the noise Ive listened to, Entre Vifs is perhaps the only group who directly influenced my sound and technique." - Rodger Stella (Macronympha).

Artist: ENTRE VIFS
Title: Premiere Unite Bruitiste (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Red-vinyl version; limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Entre Vifs were a crucial late 80s French industrial band. Premiere Unite Bruitiste is their previously-unreleased debut album from 1986. The band was led by Zorin, musician and visual propagandist in the legendary Le Syndicat. Their fascination with chaos, strength, and violence was not motivated by provocation but by the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. "Of all the noise Ive listened to, Entre Vifs is perhaps the only group who directly influenced my sound and technique." - Rodger Stella (Macronympha).

Artist: ETANT DONNES
Title: Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Rotorelief present Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles, recorded in 1982 but previously unreleased. This music, like all first works of Etant Donnes, was made without any instrument or effect - It is the fruit of long work on raw sound material coming only from nature field recordings. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 300." - Rotorelief.

Artist: ETANT DONNES
Title: Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
Red vinyl version in an edition of 200. "Rotorelief present Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles, recorded in 1982 but previously unreleased. This music, like all first works of Etant Donnes, was made without any instrument or effect - It is the fruit of long work on raw sound material coming only from nature field recordings." - Rotorelief.

Artist: ILITCH
Title: Life Out of Time
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $20.00
2010 release. "Life Out of Time the selective combination of the first two Ilitch CDs, Hors Temps/Out Of Time (2004) and Lenas Life & Other Stories (2007), rearranged and reorganized to create a multifaceted album. Minimal synthpop, punchy rock, unusual popular music . . . as Ilitchs music comes directly out of his states of mind, not taking only one path, it can be dark and merry, difficult or bouncy, satisfying different audiences. He consistently associates his music with imagery and tells stories with wide influences, including Philip Glass, quality popular music, contemporary music, Pink Floyd. . . . Ilitch is the work of mostly one person, Thierry Müller; since the 70s, hes been using unconventional instruments with a heavy use of electronics, adding new wave, krautrock, and cold wave elements to create relevant, bold, sharp music. Limited edition of 215 numbered copies." - Rotorelief.

Artist: LE SYNDICAT
Title: Audiostatik Repress (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Limited numbered edition of 200. Originally released in 1983. A certified head-cleaner of brutalist/bruitist/rhythmist/industrial noise. Le Syndicats The rhythm and noise evolved through a process mingling tape loops, overblown drum machine programming, shortwave radio experiments, short-circuited consumer electronics, and eventually rudimentary sampler technology. Audiostatik Repress is a visionary early-80s vision of what was to come in the next decade. Part of the Archives Des Musiques Industrielles De France." - Rotorelief.

Artist: LE SYNDICAT
Title: Festin DAcier
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Festin DAcier is perhaps the most "industrial" of Le Syndicats albums, even though Le Syndicat has always distanced itself from industrial music, striving instead to go further than music. Festin DAcier is designed for those who know and appreciate Le Syndicats rhythm albums. The title, which translates to "Steel Feast," is a deviation from Burroughss bestseller Naked Lunch (1959). To Le Syndicat, Burroughs was a visionary, describing a world that never ceased to transform itself, led by basic human characteristics: power, domination, submission, cupidity. For Le Syndicat, we bathe in this world. Everywhere, artists from all horizons tell of the worlds destruction. The steel feast is all that remains to eat during this apocalypse that we are living, the twilight of the fascist liberal world domination. Our old rusty tools, the dismantled leftovers of our glorious industries . . . Festin DAcier, an end to the worlds deeds, a dance of death -- but also a work in praise of strength, promoting rebellion. Theres blood, sweat, survival instincts, muscles in motion, truth down there. . . . Le Syndicat was founded by art students J.M. Onni aka Ruelgo and Van Minh L aka Zyklon in Paris in 1982. The first goal of this association was to make noise performances. A year later, the tape label Le Syndicat was created with help from Zorïn, painter, graphic designer, and visual scientist. Their fascination with chaos, strength, and violence was not motivated by provocation but by the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. This was the main difference between industrial music and Le Syndicats empiric bruitism. After releasing some intense noise albums in the mid-80s, Ruelgo, with new member Veïdt Mjölnïr, turned to more musical styles, experimenting with ambient loops, heavy rhythms, etc. Limited edition of 333.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: LE SYNDICAT + PHARMAKUSTIK
Title: Plasmoglitch (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Plasmoglitch is a new developed and produced project by Le Syndicat (France) and Pharmakustik (Germany). The two long pieces of the album involve all sorts of rusty analog hardware and reciprocating engines to form a new definition of "glitch" in its most radical form: torsional vibrations, massive rotational motions, crankshaft-rhythms, magnaflux processes, metallic straightness, re-melted granularity and thermal spraying. Micro-finished and mixed by Ruelgo, with rusty analog mastering-tools. Machined acceleration motorsport for the gourmets of rotary glitch-motions. Bleeding! Comes on clear and red split colored vinyl." - Rotorelief.

Artist: M.B.
Title: Aktivitat (Black vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"Rotorelief present Maurizio Bianchis (M.B.) Aktivitat. Neuronal radioactivity - supported by ancestral sounds that emanate from atomic testing, absorbing a loss of fallen energy. The mutant nucleus emits subtle scents of chemical processes for synthesizing the listeners decay. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 400." - Rotorelief.

Artist: M.B.
Title: Aktivitat (Clear Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $30.00
Clear vinyl version. Edition of 100. "Rotorelief present Maurizio Bianchis (M.B.) Aktivitat. Neuronal radioactivity - supported by ancestral sounds that emanate from atomic testing, absorbing a loss of fallen energy. The mutant nucleus emits subtle scents of chemical processes for synthesizing the listeners decay." - Rotorelief.

Artist: MINAMATA
Title: Mit Lautem Geschrei (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“Limited numbered edition of 200. Originally released in 1984. Minamata started its activities in 1984 and proposed an extreme music of dark and tortured atmospheres and aggressive voices full of hate. The metallic rage of Minamata was in line with the precursors of the industrial movement, driven to fight against the media manipulation and the power of the politics. In 1984 the group released its first tape, Mit Lautem Geschrei. This is its first vinyl reissue, released as part of the Archives Des Musiques Industrielles De France.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Chromanatron
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“Deluxe heavy-duty sleeve with silver metal embossing. Limited numbered edition of 500. Chromanatron consists of Nurse With Wounds collages of no less than five albums by the mythical German band Sand from the late 60s and 70s. These five experimental psychedelic krautrock albums include their first oddity, Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), which has long been a great source of inspiration for Nurse With Wound. A hallucination on the music of Sand by Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton, with Ian Hinton-Smith, guitar; Rick Tomlinson, French horn; and Matt Waldron, atmospheric grooves. Recorded at The Bear Den, West Yorkshire. Engineered by Andrew Liles. Cover art and insert art by Babs Santini.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Chromanatron
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Chromanatron consists of Nurse With Wounds collages of no less than five albums by the mythical German band Sand from the late 60s and 70s. These five experimental psychedelic krautrock albums include their first oddity, Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), which has long been a great source of inspiration for Nurse With Wound. A hallucination on the music of Sand by Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton, with Ian Hinton-Smith, guitar; Rick Tomlinson, French horn; and Matt Waldron, atmospheric grooves. Recorded at The Bear Den, West Yorkshire. Engineered by Andrew Liles. Cover art and insert art by Babs Santini. CD in six-panel digipak." - Rotorelief.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Chromanatron (Picture Disc)
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Picture disc version in special window sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 500. Chromanatron consists of Nurse With Wounds collages of no less than five albums by the mythical German band Sand from the late 60s and 70s. These five experimental psychedelic krautrock albums include their first oddity, Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), which has long been a great source of inspiration for Nurse With Wound. A hallucination on the music of Sand by Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton, with Ian Hinton-Smith, guitar; Rick Tomlinson, French horn; and Matt Waldron, atmospheric grooves. Recorded at The Bear Den, West Yorkshire. Engineered by Andrew Liles. Cover art and insert art by Babs Santini." - Rotorelief.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Chromanatron (Red and Gray Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"Wine-red and gray LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve with silver metal embossing. Limited numbered edition of 500. Chromanatron consists of Nurse With Wounds collages of no less than five albums by the mythical German band Sand from the late 60s and 70s. These five experimental psychedelic krautrock albums include their first oddity, Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), which has long been a great source of inspiration for Nurse With Wound. A hallucination on the music of Sand by Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton, with Ian Hinton-Smith, guitar; Rick Tomlinson, French horn; and Matt Waldron, atmospheric grooves. Recorded at The Bear Den, West Yorkshire. Engineered by Andrew Liles. Cover art and insert art by Babs Santini." - Rotorelief.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Spiral Insana (Colored Vinyl)
Format: Double LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $52.00
Colored double-LP version. 180-gram vinyl. Silver and black vinyl (disc one); silver and white vinyl (disc two). Deluxe metallic silver gatefold sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 500. "Rotorelief inaugurates its Silver Collection with this deluxe expanded reissue of Nurse With Wounds 1986 masterpiece Spiral Insana. One of Nurse With Wounds most deep and mysterious recordings, Spiral Insana is more ambient and user-friendly than many other NWW outings, without losing any of its surreal edge. Stapleton and guests Robert Haigh and David Jackman mix prepared piano, percussion, loops, and various bric-à-brac into an hour-long collage of mashed-up sound, jarring juxtapositions, buzz-saw distortion, and even a pipe organ. If that sounds disorienting, thats because it is. This edition marks the definitive release of the complete Spiral Insana sessions, with the contents of the original 1986 LP augmented by three recordings from the same period: "Mourning Smile" (originally released on the 1987 LP Drunk With The Old Man Of The Mountains and later included on the 1997 United Dairies CD reissue of Spiral Insana), "Nihil" (first released on the 1997 Spiral Insana CD reissue), and "A Missing Sense," a 25-minute tribute to Robert Ashleys Automatic Writing originally released as the NWW half of a 1986 LP split with Organum. Steven Stapleton: drums, cello, radio, guitar, bowed piano, percussion, loops, voice, tuba, organ, electronics; Robert Haigh: guitar; David Jackman: banjo, splutter, voice; Chris Wallis: acoustic guitar; David Tibet: trumpet; Diana Rogerson: voice; Andrew McKenzie: voice. Mastered by Denis Blackham. Cover art and pictures by Babs Santini." - Rotorelief. "Still stands as one of the clear highlights of Stephen Stapletons singularly daunting and mountainous discography. . . . Many of the varied interludes are noisy, fragmented, and somewhat abrasive, but there is always a playful sense of mischief lurking in the shadows, ready to blunder into the steadily darkening fever dream at any second. . . . a brilliantly skewed and excellent album that has not faded with age one bit." - Anthony DAmico, Brainwashed.

Artist: PACIFIC 231
Title: Ethnicities
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $15.00
"Ethnicities is a collection of previously unreleased recordings from Pacific 231s post-industrial period. Successive and consecutive cuts were made before the artist put together the concept of the album as a pluricultural diversity of sounds, with tropical steams, exotic journeys, electronic manipulations, urban dins, and industrial mazes. An unexpected psychedelic patchwork from Pacific 231. Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Pierre Jolivet. Mastered by Laurent Pernice. Graphic design by Patricia Leclerc from pictures from Pierre Jolivet." - Rotorelief.

Artist: PACIFIC 231
Title: Unusual Perversions
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Unusual Perversions was the first "official" production of Pacific 231, originally released in 1984. Previously, Psychic Euthanasia was a limited edition, self-produced tape, and one of the first DIY experiments from 1981-83. After the short lived Berlinerluft, an outfit that included Axel Kyrou (from Vox Populi!) and Bertrand Wolf, Pacific 231 swiftly moved away from the new wave genre toward a raw industrial sound with power electronics tonalities in-line with his influences, going from writers such as Burroughs, Bataille and Ballard as well as art movements such as Dadaism, Futurism and Actionism. This first album was the very first step toward what Pierre Jolivet always thrived in and ceaselessly continued to probe: sound exploration." - Rotorelief.

Artist: PACIFIC 231
Title: Unusual Perversions (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"On red vinyl in a limited and numbered edition of 200 copies. Unusual Perversions was the first "official" production of Pacific 231, originally released in 1984. Previously, Psychic Euthanasia was a limited edition, self-produced tape, and one of the first DIY experiments from 1981-83. After the short lived Berlinerluft, an outfit that included Axel Kyrou (from Vox Populi!) and Bertrand Wolf, Pacific 231 swiftly moved away from the new wave genre toward a raw industrial sound with power electronics tonalities in-line with his influences, going from writers such as Burroughs, Bataille and Ballard as well as art movements such as Dadaism, Futurism and Actionism. This first album was the very first step toward what Pierre Jolivet always thrived in and ceaselessly continued to probe: sound exploration." - Rotorelief.

Artist: PACIFIC 231 & LIEUTENANT CARAMEL
Title: Just Digging the Crazy Art
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"A collaboration between Pacific 231, pioneer of experimental noise and industrial music, and surreal sonic alchemist Lieutenant Caramel. Pacific 231 creates a dark aquatic atmosphere into which Lieutenant Caramel introduces some zings and pops. Reflexive and mental, Just Digging the Crazy Art is the launch of a vast undertaking of brainscrambling. Pacific 231 puts aside his metallic sonorities of the 80s and brings atmospheric waves in harmonic spirals while Lieutenant Caramel flutters about, striving toward infinity. Composed, recorded and mixed by Pierre Jolivet and Philippe Blanchard. Mastered by Laurent Pernice. Graphic design by Peter Mendelsund." - Rotorelief.

Artist: PACIFIC 231 & VOX POPULI!
Title: Aramesh
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $15.00
"A collaboration between Pacific 231 and Vox Populi! A synthesis of East-meets-West colliding with the most experimental sounds and collages. Building up stacks of multi-directional creations using binaural technology to fully immerse the listener. Axel Kyrou: JD-800 and Pro One synthesizers, MC-808 and ASR-X workstations, resonant objects, field recordings, voice. Pierre Jolivet: electronics, effects, acousmatic, spatialization. Chester Harlan: guitar on "Gharb." François Poli: voices on "Sawt." Mitra Kyrou-Khalatbari: vocals on "Sawt." Arach Khalatbari: flute on "Alif." Fr6 Man: bass and guitar on "Asas." Recorded, produced, and mixed by Axel Kyrou and Pierre Jolivet, 2009, Paris and Dublin. Graphic design by Peter Mendelsund, 2009. Tracks 01, 04, 05, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are binaural recordings." - Rotorelief.

Artist: PARAZITE
Title: Le Bunker de la Derniere Rafale (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Limited numbered edition of 444. "Le Bunker de la Dernière Rafale (The Bunker of the Last Gunshots), made in 1981 by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, is a 26-minute retro-futuristic silent film bursting with punk and industrial culture, in the tradition of expressionist cinema. Caros soundtrack, a work of his Parazite project, was initially presented in monaural sound for the 35mm film. A stereo version was made through the Arkamys process when the film was released on DVD in 2001. Marc Caro presented a 5.1 surround sound version at the 30th-anniversary screening of the film at LEtrange Festival in 2011. This edition contains the stereo mix of this live cinema performance version. Personnel: Marc Caro, Joëlle Coulombeau, Antenna Meadows, Spot Phelizon." - Rotorelief.

Artist: PARAZITE
Title: Le Bunker de la Derniere Rafale (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
Red LP version. Limited numbered edition of 333. "Le Bunker de la Dernière Rafale (The Bunker of the Last Gunshots), made in 1981 by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, is a 26-minute retro-futuristic silent film bursting with punk and industrial culture, in the tradition of expressionist cinema. Caros soundtrack, a work of his Parazite project, was initially presented in monaural sound for the 35mm film. A stereo version was made through the Arkamys process when the film was released on DVD in 2001. Marc Caro presented a 5.1 surround sound version at the 30th-anniversary screening of the film at LÉtrange Festival in 2011. This edition contains the stereo mix of this live cinema performance version. Personnel: Marc Caro, Joëlle Coulombeau, Antenna Meadows, Spot Phelizon." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: Desert Navigation
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Live Events in the Quarry and an archaic sound formed the background music of the young atomic age. In the meantime the Desert Storm accumulated in endless trance garage sessions. Then SAND drifted from the mythical landscapes to Berlin and were mingled with various oriental influences. Vultures were scudding along the urban canyons whilst burning houses illuminated the skyline. SAND navigated in obscure spheres and discovered Tendrara." -Rotorelief. Limited to 500 numbered copies.
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Artist: SAND
Title: Desert Navigation
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, recorded 1973-1982. Live events in the quarry and an archaic sound formed the background music of the young atomic age. In the meantime, after endless trance garage sessions, Sand drifted from the mythical landscapes to Berlin and mingled with various oriental influences. Vultures were scudding along the urban canyons while burning houses illuminated the skyline. Sand navigated in obscure spheres and discovered Tendrara. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. Johannes Vester: lyrics, vocals , synthesizers, guitar, organ, harmonium. Ludwig Papenberg: synthesizers, organ, generator, guitar, bongos. Ulrich Papenberg: bass. Guests: Christa Schunke, chorus; Claudia Utke, synthesizer; Dietmar Burmeister, drums; Jörg Hahnfeld, acoustic guitar; Klaus Pankau, electric and acoustic guitars; Martine Rossi-Merue, vocals; Michael (Micky) Westphal, bass. Remastered by Hervé de Keroullas, 2008. Graphic Design by Frédéric Tacer, 2011. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009. CD in six-panel digipak." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: Golem
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“I first heard of SAND ten years ago, when I noticed a copy of an album entitled Golem in Steven Stapletons vast collection. I was - and am still - a great admirer of the works of Gustav Meyrinck, whose novel Der Golem is his most famous publication, and which inspired the wondrous film of the same title directed by Paul Wegener. I hoped the record may have been a muscial evocation of the book. it wasnt, but was instead an album of haunting, dreamlike songs, quite unlike anything I had heard then, or have heard since. The album obsessed me, and i eventually tracked a copy down for myself with the assistance of Edward Ka-Spel, another connoisseur of this scarce recording, and it established itlsef in my Top Ten Albums Ever. I listened to the album again and again, trying to work out just how SAND - a group whom, as far as I knew at that time, had done this one album and then disappeared forever - had created this most bizarre ghost of a sound. At one point John Balance of Coil and i discussed doing a remake of the entire album, but decided it would be impossible to equal it. teh only attempt we made was on "May Rain", which turned up on Current 93s Thunder Perfect Mind album in 1992. I had tried, on and off, to get in touch with any of SAND, but no-one seemed to know who they were, never mind where they were. Eventually Steven and Alan Freeman, Krautrock experts, editors of the Audion magazine and proprietors of the Ultima Thule shop, gave me the telephone number of Klaus Müller, the manager of Klaus Schulze, who had recorded the album for SAND in 1974. Klaus Müller at first thought I was trying to arrange an interview with the group, and patiently pointed out there was no point in interviewing them as they were no longer together. I explained that my wish was to release the album, not to interview them, and Klause swiftly came back to me with Johannes Vesters number in Berlin. I went there to meet him, and he played me a vast array of extra material that they had recorded towards Golem, as well as his unreleased solo album, Born At Dawn, recorded under the wonderful name of Johannes Vester And His Vester Bester Tester Electric Folk Orchestra, and hours of music recorded with P.O.T. and his friends in the still earlier halcyon hippy days. There had been several near-meetings between Steven, Johannes and myself, it transpired: Johannes had once lived just behind in a house just behind mine when I was involved with Psychic TV; and had once holidayed in Eire and walked up the mountain behind Steven Stapletons house, situated in the wilds of ireland. he had visited Rough Trade Distribution in 1983 with copies of the ALU record, and had just left the shop - Johannes had taken a photograph of the warehouse and asked me if I knew the person staring out of the image: it was Douglas P. of Death In June! All proof that we were destined to meet and that, ten years after first marvelling at Golem, Steven and myself could release it on United Durtro, VerySound of VerySand.” - David Tibet, TinyLand, 16 April 1996.

"The present album is a reissue of Golem, the legendary album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. Factory-noise, riveting hammers from the dockyards, agricultural machines, Starfighters low level flights, land manoeuvres by the British Forces in the mountainous countryside along the winding river were the culture medium for extended sound aesthetics. Sand was born and created the GOLEM.
At first Sand dressed the Golem with Helicopter and dir ected him to walk ahead.
Rotorelief releases, from 2010, a series of new albums from Sand as well as a reissue of their obscure and rare album Golem. This series of albums is called INXODEM, the series title having one letter for each album. 5 albums of Sand are to be released: His First Steps, Golem, Desert Navigation, Sylph Ballet, North Atlantic Raven. Chromanatron by Nurse with Wound and When the May Rain Comes, cover versions of Sand by Current 93, complete the series. Numbeed edition of 500." - Rotorelief.
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Artist: SAND
Title: Golem
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Originally released in 1974. German trio Sands first album, Golem, is a legendary work of cosmic psychedelic genius. This is its first reissue. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. CD in six-panel digipak." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: Golem (Blue and White Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Blue and white LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve with vintage artwork. Limited numbered edition of 500. Originally released in 1974. German trio Sands first album, Golem, is a legendary work of cosmic psychedelic genius. This is its first reissue. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics." - Rotorelief.
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Artist: SAND
Title: Golem (Picture Disc)
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Deluxe 200-gram picture disc version with special sleeve design. Limited numbered edition of 500. Originally released in 1974. German trio Sands first album, Golem, is a legendary work of cosmic psychedelic genius. This is its first reissue. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: Golem (Silver and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $37.00
"RSD 2017 release. There is something magical and inexplicable about creation, and Sand manifest absolutely these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses, Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part Of Time). Then Sand - Ludwig Papenberg and his brother Ullrich, and Johannes Vester - developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary experimental approach, a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classical "krautrock" style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, as well as being the originators of proto-industrial music. Golem, originally released in 1974, is a legendary album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. Factory-noise, riveting hammers from the dockyards, agricultural machines, starfighters low-level flights, land maneuver by the British Forces in the mountainous countryside along the winding river were the culture medium for extended sound aesthetics. Sand was born and created the Golem. Comes in a metallic sleeve cover; Comes on 200 gram silver and black vinyl; Edition of 700." - Rotoreleif.

Artist: SAND
Title: His First Steps
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"180-gram LP in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Numbered edition of 300 copies. Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, recorded in 1972. His First Steps is a forerunner of Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP), the legendary 1974 album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. After the split of P.O.T., the early Sand submerged as a threesome in the basement of Claudiusstrasse and built up an alchemical assembling shop, where they resurrected the archetypical Golem. Sand considered themselves as an exile community in a fascinating area -- full of distinctly bizarre energy. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: His First Steps
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, recorded in 1972. His First Steps is a forerunner of Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP), the legendary 1974 album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. After the split of P.O.T., the early Sand submerged as a threesome in the basement of Claudiusstrasse and built up an alchemical assembling shop, where they resurrected the archetypical Golem. Sand considered themselves as an exile community in a fascinating area -- full of distinctly bizarre energy.." - Rotorelief. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009.

Artist: SAND
Title: His First Steps (Red & Green Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
“Red & green-colored vinyl version. Limited edition of 777 copies. Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, recorded in 1972. His First Steps is a forerunner of Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP), the legendary 1974 album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. After the split of P.O.T., the early Sand submerged as a threesome in the basement of Claudiusstrasse and built up an alchemical assembling shop, where they resurrected the archetypical Golem. Sand considered themselves as an exile community in a fascinating area -- full of distinctly bizarre energy. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: North Atlantic Raven
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"The once croaking raven now silently flew over the ocean, higher and higher. Where are you rolling, sun-ball, and why don’t you fall? The sandy Golem crumbled into dust. His brave struggle against the mighty forces of darkness soon was dissolving in voiceless space.
For the first time ever, the unreleased 4th album from 70s. Cover artwork by Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound. Limited and numbered edition of 500 copies."- Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: North Atlantic Raven
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, composed and recorded in 1973, 75, and 76. The once-croaking raven now flies silently over the ocean, higher and higher. Where are you rolling, sun-ball, and why dont you fall? The sandy Golem crumbled into dust. His brave struggle against the mighty forces of darkness soon dissolved in voiceless space. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. Johannes Vester: vocals, guitar, VCS3. Ludwig Papenberg: congas, VCS3, drum box, guitar, organ. Ulrich Papenberg: bass. Guests on "High Tension": Klaus Pankau, electric guitar; Micky Westphal, bass; Dietmar Burmeister, drums." - Rotorelief. Cover painting by Babs Santini. CD in six-panel digipak.

Artist: SAND
Title: North Atlantic Raven (Orange and White Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“Orange and white LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 500. Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, composed and recorded in 1973, 75, and 76. The once-croaking raven now flies silently over the ocean, higher and higher. Where are you rolling, sun-ball, and why dont you fall? The sandy Golem crumbled into dust. His brave struggle against the mighty forces of darkness soon dissolved in voiceless space. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. Johannes Vester: vocals, guitar, VCS3. Ludwig Papenberg: congas, VCS3, drum box, guitar, organ. Ulrich Papenberg: bass. Guests on "High Tension": Klaus Pankau, electric guitar; Micky Westphal, bass; Dietmar Burmeister, drums. Cover painting by Babs Santini.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: Sylph Ballet
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Still living in the mythical landscapes SAND not only created Golem who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind – from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The sylph ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation.
Special limited numbered edition of 333 copies: deluxe heavy duty cover case." -Rotorelief.

Artist: SAND
Title: Sylph Ballet
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Previously unreleased album from the 70s by German trio Sand. Still living in the mythical landscapes, Sand not not only created Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind -- from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The Sylph Ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. Johannes Vester: lyrics, vocals, guitar, VCS3, harmonium, collateral piano, natural brooklet. Ludwig Papenberg: guitar, drums, collateral piano, VCS3, bubbling brook. Ulrich Papenberg: bass, generator. Guest: Jörg Welz: grand piano. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Frédéric Tacer." - Rotorelief. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009. CD in six-panel digipak.

Artist: SAND
Title: Sylph Ballet (Rubine and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"200-gram rubine and black LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 333. Previously unreleased album from the 70s by German trio Sand. Still living in the mythical landscapes, Sand not not only created Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind -- from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The Sylph Ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. Johannes Vester: lyrics, vocals, guitar, VCS3, harmonium, collateral piano, natural brooklet. Ludwig Papenberg: guitar, drums, collateral piano, VCS3, bubbling brook. Ulrich Papenberg: bass, generator. Guest: Jörg Welz: grand piano. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Frédéric Tacer. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009." - Rotorelief.
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Artist: SAND
Title: Sylph Ballet (Rubine and Blue Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"200-gram rubine and blue LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 333. Previously unreleased album from the 70s by German trio Sand. Still living in the mythical landscapes, Sand not not only created Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP, 1974), who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind -- from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The Sylph Ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics. Johannes Vester: lyrics, vocals, guitar, VCS3, harmonium, collateral piano, natural brooklet. Ludwig Papenberg: guitar, drums, collateral piano, VCS3, bubbling brook. Ulrich Papenberg: bass, generator. Guest: Jörg Welz: grand piano. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Frédéric Tacer. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD & PHARMAKUSTIK
Title: Kontraktion (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Kontraktion is the result of two long sessions that have been recorded on tape by Conrad Schnitzler and Siegmar Fricke (Pharmakustik) in Schnitzlers former studio Leberstrasse in Berlin. The five soundscapes, produced in November 1986 and July 1987 with EMS-Synthi A, KORG MS 10+20, delays, contain all the machinistic energy and infernal industrial sound-eruptions similar to Conrads first three albums Schwarz (BB 112CD/LP), Rot (BB 102CD/LP) and Blau (BB 103CD/LP) and to the rumbling train-wheel-rhythms of Zug (MINIMAL 001LP). In addition, Kontraktion carries the spirit of the first album by Cluster released on Philips in 1971 (BB 058CD/LP) due to the imposing bruitiste elements of uneasy sci-fi atmospheres. In 2014, the long sessions on tape have been edited, restructured and recombined by Siegmar Fricke at Pharmakustik-studio Germany and have now become a powerful milestone, 30 years after they have been recorded. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 400." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD & PHARMAKUSTIK
Title: Kontraktion (Clear Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $31.00
Clear vinyl version. Edition of 100. "Kontraktion is the result of two long sessions that have been recorded on tape by Conrad Schnitzler and Siegmar Fricke (Pharmakustik) in Schnitzlers former studio Leberstrasse in Berlin. The five soundscapes, produced in November 1986 and July 1987 with EMS-Synthi A, KORG MS 10+20, delays, contain all the machinistic energy and infernal industrial sound-eruptions similar to Conrads first three albums Schwarz (BB 112CD/LP), Rot (BB 102CD/LP) and Blau (BB 103CD/LP) and to the rumbling train-wheel-rhythms of Zug (MINIMAL 001LP). In addition, Kontraktion carries the spirit of the first album by Cluster released on Philips in 1971 (BB 058CD/LP) due to the imposing bruitiste elements of uneasy sci-fi atmospheres. In 2014, the long sessions on tape have been edited, restructured and recombined by Siegmar Fricke at Pharmakustik-studio Germany and have now become a powerful milestone, 30 years after they have been recorded." - Rotorelief.
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Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: Contact (Color Sleeve) (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Black vinyl version. Color sleeve. Numbered edition of 2000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples second album Contact, originally released in 1969. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"Aside from Simeons use of a banjo on a couple of tracks, the music on Contact does not differ from that of their debut. One aspect improved upon was the lyrics; many possess the same cosmic element found on Silver Apples, but others are full of bitterness, pain, paranoia, and confusion. In turn, the lead oscillator is used to greater effect, reflecting this newfound intensity. Simeon, who composed the text for five of Contacts ten songs (he framed one song on Silver Apples, Dancing Gods), was largely responsible for this change." - Bart Bealmear, AllMusic.

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: Contact (Color Sleeve) (Clear Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $35.00
"Clear vinyl version. Color sleeve. Numbered edition of 1000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples second album Contact, originally released in 1969. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"Aside from Simeons use of a banjo on a couple of tracks, the music on Contact does not differ from that of their debut. One aspect improved upon was the lyrics; many possess the same cosmic element found on Silver Apples, but others are full of bitterness, pain, paranoia, and confusion. In turn, the lead oscillator is used to greater effect, reflecting this newfound intensity. Simeon, who composed the text for five of Contacts ten songs (he framed one song on Silver Apples, Dancing Gods), was largely responsible for this change." - Bart Bealmear, AllMusic.

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: Contact (Silver Gatefold Sleeve) (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $35.00
"Black vinyl version. Silver gatefold sleeve. Numbered edition of 2000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples second album Contact, originally released in 1969. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"Aside from Simeons use of a banjo on a couple of tracks, the music on Contact does not differ from that of their debut. One aspect improved upon was the lyrics; many possess the same cosmic element found on Silver Apples, but others are full of bitterness, pain, paranoia, and confusion. In turn, the lead oscillator is used to greater effect, reflecting this newfound intensity. Simeon, who composed the text for five of Contacts ten songs (he framed one song on Silver Apples, Dancing Gods), was largely responsible for this change." - Bart Bealmear, AllMusic.

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: Contact (Silver Gatefold Sleeve) (Silver and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $39.00
"Silver and black vinyl version. Silver gatefold sleeve. Numbered edition of 1000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples second album Contact, originally released in 1969. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 056S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 056S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"Aside from Simeons use of a banjo on a couple of tracks, the music on Contact does not differ from that of their debut. One aspect improved upon was the lyrics; many possess the same cosmic element found on Silver Apples, but others are full of bitterness, pain, paranoia, and confusion. In turn, the lead oscillator is used to greater effect, reflecting this newfound intensity. Simeon, who composed the text for five of Contacts ten songs (he framed one song on Silver Apples, Dancing Gods), was largely responsible for this change." - Bart Bealmear, AllMusic.

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: s/t (Color Sleeve) (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Black vinyl version. Color sleeve. Numbered edition of 2000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples self-titled debut, originally released in 1968. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"By 1967, the Overland Stage Electric Band was teetering on its last legs. The New York City five-piece had found some success playing covers of straight-ahead rock n roll at gigs in the East Village, but tensions within the group were steadily tearing them apart. The lead singer, Simeon Coxe III, had gotten his hands on a vintage 40s audio oscillator and was insisting that it become a part of the show. The rest of the band was understandably upset - this was more than a decade before electronic music would become an accepted practice. Before long, the band was down to two members, Simeon, and drummer Danny Taylor. Now with full control, the two members re-christened themselves the Silver Apples and set about releasing one of historys great forgotten albums, their self-titled debut. Silver Apples is a record that reached far ahead of its time. Its not surprising then, in a year when the airwaves were still dominated by Motown and the Beatles (whose experimentation was tame by comparison), that it failed to garner much of an audience. Even now, nearly 40 years later, the record sounds fresh and unconventional - in 1968 there simply wasnt anything else like it." - Adam Bunch, Crawdaddy! (2007).

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: s/t (Color Sleeve) (Clear Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $35.00
"Clear vinyl version. Color sleeve. Numbered edition of 1000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples self-titled debut, originally released in 1968. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"By 1967, the Overland Stage Electric Band was teetering on its last legs. The New York City five-piece had found some success playing covers of straight-ahead rock n roll at gigs in the East Village, but tensions within the group were steadily tearing them apart. The lead singer, Simeon Coxe III, had gotten his hands on a vintage 40s audio oscillator and was insisting that it become a part of the show. The rest of the band was understandably upset - this was more than a decade before electronic music would become an accepted practice. Before long, the band was down to two members, Simeon, and drummer Danny Taylor. Now with full control, the two members re-christened themselves the Silver Apples and set about releasing one of historys great forgotten albums, their self-titled debut. Silver Apples is a record that reached far ahead of its time. Its not surprising then, in a year when the airwaves were still dominated by Motown and the Beatles (whose experimentation was tame by comparison), that it failed to garner much of an audience. Even now, nearly 40 years later, the record sounds fresh and unconventional - in 1968 there simply wasnt anything else like it." - Adam Bunch, Crawdaddy! (2007).

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: s/t (Silver Gatefold Sleeve) (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $35.00
"Black vinyl version. Silver gatefold sleeve. Numbered edition of 2000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples self-titled debut, originally released in 1968. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"By 1967, the Overland Stage Electric Band was teetering on its last legs. The New York City five-piece had found some success playing covers of straight-ahead rock n roll at gigs in the East Village, but tensions within the group were steadily tearing them apart. The lead singer, Simeon Coxe III, had gotten his hands on a vintage 40s audio oscillator and was insisting that it become a part of the show. The rest of the band was understandably upset - this was more than a decade before electronic music would become an accepted practice. Before long, the band was down to two members, Simeon, and drummer Danny Taylor. Now with full control, the two members re-christened themselves the Silver Apples and set about releasing one of historys great forgotten albums, their self-titled debut. Silver Apples is a record that reached far ahead of its time. Its not surprising then, in a year when the airwaves were still dominated by Motown and the Beatles (whose experimentation was tame by comparison), that it failed to garner much of an audience. Even now, nearly 40 years later, the record sounds fresh and unconventional - in 1968 there simply wasnt anything else like it." - Adam Bunch, Crawdaddy! (2007).

Artist: SILVER APPLES
Title: s/t (Silver Gatefold Sleeve) (Silver and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $39.00
"Silver and black vinyl version. Silver gatefold sleeve. Numbered edition of 1000 copies. Rotorelief present a reissue of Silver Apples self-titled debut, originally released in 1968. Available in four versions: A black vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055C-LP); a clear vinyl version with a color sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055C-CLR); a black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 2000 (ROTOR 055S-LP); and a silver and black vinyl version with a silver gatefold sleeve in a numbered edition of 1000 (ROTOR 055S-SIL)." - Rotorelief.

"By 1967, the Overland Stage Electric Band was teetering on its last legs. The New York City five-piece had found some success playing covers of straight-ahead rock n roll at gigs in the East Village, but tensions within the group were steadily tearing them apart. The lead singer, Simeon Coxe III, had gotten his hands on a vintage 40s audio oscillator and was insisting that it become a part of the show. The rest of the band was understandably upset - this was more than a decade before electronic music would become an accepted practice. Before long, the band was down to two members, Simeon, and drummer Danny Taylor. Now with full control, the two members re-christened themselves the Silver Apples and set about releasing one of historys great forgotten albums, their self-titled debut. Silver Apples is a record that reached far ahead of its time. Its not surprising then, in a year when the airwaves were still dominated by Motown and the Beatles (whose experimentation was tame by comparison), that it failed to garner much of an audience. Even now, nearly 40 years later, the record sounds fresh and unconventional - in 1968 there simply wasnt anything else like it." - Adam Bunch, Crawdaddy! (2007).

Artist: URBAIN AUTOPSY
Title: Autopsies
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Reissue of their first cassette published by Medicinal Tapes in 1986. Urbain Autopsy was a Parisian band that released over 80 tracks on self-produced tapes between 1984 and 1987. Drawing their influences from Suicide, The Residents, Throbbing Gristle to Joy Division or Bauhaus to name a few, they had their own way of combining power electronics, industrial, experimental, cold wave and post punk." - Rotorelief.

Artist: URBAIN AUTOPSY
Title: Autopsies (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Reissue of their first cassette published by Medicinal Tapes in 1986. Urbain Autopsy was a Parisian band that released over 80 tracks on self-produced tapes between 1984 and 1987. Drawing their influences from Suicide, The Residents, Throbbing Gristle to Joy Division or Bauhaus to name a few, they had their own way of combining power electronics, industrial, experimental, cold wave and post punk." - Rotorelief.
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Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Fondements Bruitistes
Format: Double CD + Book
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Fondements Bruitistes dAction (Bruitist Foundations of Action), originally released in October 1984, opens the period in Vivenzas work on bruitist sound when he started to incorporate the question of the relationship between the technological and mechanical industrial fabric, on the one hand -- which makes up the reality of the modern world -- and the human and social environment on the other. This is the first-ever release of the entire 1984 Fondements Bruitistes session. Includes Luigi Russolos 1913 Futurist manifesto The Art of Noises as a 108-page book with pictures and texts in English, French, and Japanese." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Fondements Bruitistes 1 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“Part one of two LP versions on red vinyl. Limited numbered edition of 200. Fondements Bruitistes dAction (Bruitist Foundations of Action), originally released in October 1984, opens the period in Vivenzas work on bruitist sound when he started to incorporate the question of the relationship between the technological and mechanical industrial fabric, on the one hand -- which makes up the reality of the modern world -- and the human and social environment on the other. This is the first-ever release of the entire 1984 Fondements Bruitistes session.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Fondements Bruitistes 2 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Part two of two LP versions on red vinyl. Limited numbered edition of 200. Fondements Bruitistes dAction (Bruitist Foundations of Action), originally released in October 1984, opens the period in Vivenzas work on bruitist sound when he started to incorporate the question of the relationship between the technological and mechanical industrial fabric, on the one hand -- which makes up the reality of the modern world -- and the human and social environment on the other. This is the first-ever release of the entire 1984 Fondements Bruitistes session." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Modes Reels Collectifs
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $23.00
Limited numbered edition of 575. "Modes réels collectifs is the first work published in 1981 under the Vivenza banner, following Jean-Marc Vivenzas time with the bands Glace (1976) and Mécanique Populaire (1979). It represents a genuine manifesto that would become emblematic of all Vivenzas subsequent work. By suggesting, from philosophical and sonic points of view, an idea of opening to the reality directly inspired from Futurist theories, Vivenza was presenting what he had brought from his relationship with machines and sounds of factories, to evoke the brutal concrete of the heavy industry world. This album shows this concern about participating in the energy of the future, with the reciprocal mediation linked to the productive activity of the world. As Vivenza puts it, "By working and through the strengths of work, in the sonorous magma of the industrial society, at the heart of the forges and weirs, of the rolling mills and power stations, reactors and artificial intelligence, nature reveals its dynamic characteristic. The power of machines, and of industry in general, are the truth of the world." Thus, industry and technique are what we could call the principle of any reality, because, like the Futurists said, "The machine is indeed the richest symbol of the mysterious human creator strength" (Enrico Prampolini, Ivo Pannaggi, and Vinicio Paladini, Manifesto of Mechanical Art, 1923)." - Rotorelief.
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Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Modes Reels Collectifs
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"Modes réels collectifs is the first work published in 1981 under the Vivenza banner, following Jean-Marc Vivenzas time with the bands Glace (1976) and Mécanique Populaire (1979). It represents a genuine manifesto that would become emblematic of all Vivenzas subsequent work. By suggesting, from philosophical and sonic points of view, an idea of opening to the reality directly inspired from Futurist theories, Vivenza was presenting what he had brought from his relationship with machines and sounds of factories, to evoke the brutal concrete of the heavy industry world. This album shows this concern about participating in the energy of the future, with the reciprocal mediation linked to the productive activity of the world. As Vivenza puts it, "By working and through the strengths of work, in the sonorous magma of the industrial society, at the heart of the forges and weirs, of the rolling mills and power stations, reactors and artificial intelligence, nature reveals its dynamic characteristic. The power of machines, and of industry in general, are the truth of the world." Thus, industry and technique are what we could call the principle of any reality, because, like the Futurists said, "The machine is indeed the richest symbol of the mysterious human creator strength" (Enrico Prampolini, Ivo Pannaggi, and Vinicio Paladini, Manifesto of Mechanical Art, 1923). CD in six-panel digipak." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Réalités Servomécaniques (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
“Red LP version. Originally released in 1985. First reissued by Rotorelief in 2009. Features reworked visuals. Vivenza presents sounds -- noises -- in their rawest and most genuine aspect; sounds are machines and machines are sounds. Thus Vivenza captures the essence of factories with a strong sense of austerity and radicalism, evoking the thick smoke and intense darkness of industrial landscapes. Réalités servomécaniques directly refers to the triumph but also decline of heavy industries in the 80s. The cogwheels, forges, and machines smash us in the face in a radically powerfully vivid way, plunging us into the midst of the machines -- and into the machines themselves -- with a surprising and striking strength. Since his first works in the mid-70s, Jean-Marc Vivenza has theoretically and politically linked himself with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists, and qualifies his music as "bruitist futurist" rather than "industrial." He enacts the re-appropriation of noise as a formal plastic aid. He explores the field of perspectives that the plastic-acoustic material offers and works on a concept that he calls "the objective materiality of noise," basing his work on the Futurist thesis of Luigi Russolo proclaimed in his 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises. He is then the first, between 1976 (with the band Glace) and 1979, to build a bridge between the thesis of Luigi Russolo and our time. The originality of Vivenza lies in his use of sonorous industrial material in the literal sense of the word (machines, workers in action, factories). Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1984. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas, 2009. Graphic Design by Peter Mendelsund, 2009. Photography from Vivenzas personal archives.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Realite De LAutomation Directe
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $16.00
Originally released in 1983. "Bruitism is the representation of a living, biological body, not unrelated but on the contrary intimate to the substance. The nature/technique gap is totally, in The Art of Noises, the most accomplished form of a reconciliation with industrial mechanization. By highlighting the autonomy of the dialectical movement in its inaugural tension, bruitism reestablishes this relationship with the pure objectivity of the substance, which is the cornerstone of the program of futurism and remains more than ever valid for the future of all futures. The sonorous world, the noises of life, are not just a simple residual environment but the material of a new art, The Art of Noises! Luigi Russolo declares: In a few years the engines of our industrial cities can all be skilfully sounded so as to make from each factory an exhilarating orchestra of noises. The futurist objective is a will for a back to original forces, it finds in bruitism the most intense form of a participation to the universal energy of the being of the world" --extract from Lart des bruits futuristes (The Art of Futurist Noises), Vivenza, 1982. Since his first works in the mid-70s, Jean-Marc Vivenza has theoretically and politically linked himself with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists, and qualifies his music as "bruitist futurist" rather than "industrial." He enacts the re-appropriation of noise as a formal plastic aid. He explores the field of perspectives that the plastic-acoustic material offers and works on a concept that he calls "the objective materiality of noise," basing his work on the Futurist thesis of Luigi Russolo proclaimed in his 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises. He is then the first, between 1976 (with the band Glace) and 1979, to build a bridge between the thesis of Luigi Russolo and our time. The originality of Vivenza lies in his use of sonorous industrial material in the literal sense of the word (machines, workers in action, factories). Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1982. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas, 2011. Graphic design by Matthieu David, 2011. Photography from Vivenzas personal archives. CD in six-panel digipak." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Realite De LAutomation Directe (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"200-gram red LP version. Limited numbered edition of 200. Originally released in 1983. "Bruitism is the representation of a living, biological body, not unrelated but on the contrary intimate to the substance. The nature/technique gap is totally, in The Art of Noises, the most accomplished form of a reconciliation with industrial mechanization. By highlighting the autonomy of the dialectical movement in its inaugural tension, bruitism reestablishes this relationship with the pure objectivity of the substance, which is the cornerstone of the program of futurism and remains more than ever valid for the future of all futures. The sonorous world, the noises of life, are not just a simple residual environment but the material of a new art, The Art of Noises! Luigi Russolo declares: In a few years the engines of our industrial cities can all be skilfully sounded so as to make from each factory an exhilarating orchestra of noises. The futurist objective is a will for a back to original forces, it finds in bruitism the most intense form of a participation to the universal energy of the being of the world" --extract from Lart des bruits futuristes (The Art of Futurist Noises), Vivenza, 1982. Since his first works in the mid-70s, Jean-Marc Vivenza has theoretically and politically linked himself with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists, and qualifies his music as "bruitist futurist" rather than "industrial." He enacts the re-appropriation of noise as a formal plastic aid. He explores the field of perspectives that the plastic-acoustic material offers and works on a concept that he calls "the objective materiality of noise," basing his work on the Futurist thesis of Luigi Russolo proclaimed in his 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises. He is then the first, between 1976 (with the band Glace) and 1979, to build a bridge between the thesis of Luigi Russolo and our time. The originality of Vivenza lies in his use of sonorous industrial material in the literal sense of the word (machines, workers in action, factories). Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1982. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas, 2011. Graphic design by Matthieu David, 2011. Photography from Vivenzas personal archives." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Realites Servomecaniques
Format: CD/Book
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Originally released in 1985. CD with 32-page A5 book. First reissued by Rotorelief in 2009. Features reworked visuals. Vivenza presents sounds -- noises -- in their rawest and most genuine aspect; sounds are machines and machines are sounds. Thus Vivenza captures the essence of factories with a strong sense of austerity and radicalism, evoking the thick smoke and intense darkness of industrial landscapes. Réalités servomécaniques directly refers to the triumph but also decline of heavy industries in the 80s. The cogwheels, forges, and machines smash us in the face in a radically powerfully vivid way, plunging us into the midst of the machines -- and into the machines themselves -- with a surprising and striking strength. Since his first works in the mid-70s, Jean-Marc Vivenza has theoretically and politically linked himself with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists, and qualifies his music as "bruitist futurist" rather than "industrial." He enacts the re-appropriation of noise as a formal plastic aid. He explores the field of perspectives that the plastic-acoustic material offers and works on a concept that he calls "the objective materiality of noise," basing his work on the Futurist thesis of Luigi Russolo proclaimed in his 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises. He is then the first, between 1976 (with the band Glace) and 1979, to build a bridge between the thesis of Luigi Russolo and our time. The originality of Vivenza lies in his use of sonorous industrial material in the literal sense of the word (machines, workers in action, factories). Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1984. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas, 2009. Graphic Design by Peter Mendelsund, 2009. Photography from Vivenzas personal archives." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Veriti Plastici
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Black LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 333. "Veriti Plastici, the third part of the first works of Vivenza, was recorded and completed in 1983 and represents a fundamental step in the definitive formalization of the bruitist perspective. Made of objective industrial atmospheres, this recording is the bridge between the pure experimental approach and the rigorous structuring of the works that would follow (including Fondements Bruitistes in 1984 (ROTOR 033CD/AB-LP/ABRED/DC-LP/DCRED) and Réalités Servomécaniques in 1985 (ROTOR 014CD/RED-LP)). The release of Veriti Plastici was accompanied by a text, Le Programme Futuriste De Retour A La Realite Materielle, which describes Vivenzas theory of bruitism as follows: "The futurist objective, which is a will to a return to the original forces, will thus find in bruitism the most intense form of a participation to the universal energy of the being of the world. Bruitism is a radical attempt of the carrying out of the futurist project in its will of participative communion to the dialective future sensed in the mechanical power of industry. The attentive examination of bruitism on each machine generating a noise-sound, reveals an organic vision of the industrial and urban network: the large and fabulous breathing of a sleeping town is so strange, wonderful, fascinating. . . . a breathing only interrupted now and then by the whistle of a train; a breathing which is the result of all different industries (electric power stations, gas factories, train stations, printings, etc.) continuing their activities in the quiet nightlife [Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises, 1913]. The transfigurative wave of the dialectic movement of the Vortex, the point of the highest energy [Ezra Pound, Blast, 1914], expresses the vertiginous transparency of the abyss; only the knowledge-contact through the exercise of the decentering of the subject can offer the possibility of a uniting participation to this abysmal reality." Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1983. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Matthieu David, from pictures, logo, and text from Vivenzas personal archives." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Veriti Plastici
Format: CD
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"Veriti Plastici, the third part of the first works of Vivenza, was recorded and completed in 1983 and represents a fundamental step in the definitive formalization of the bruitist perspective. Made of objective industrial atmospheres, this recording is the bridge between the pure experimental approach and the rigorous structuring of the works that would follow (including Fondements Bruitistes in 1984 (ROTOR 033CD/AB-LP/ABRED/DC-LP/DCRED) and Réalités Servomécaniques in 1985 (ROTOR 014CD/RED-LP)). The release of Veriti Plastici was accompanied by a text, Le Programme Futuriste De Retour A La Realite Materielle, which describes Vivenzas theory of bruitism as follows: "The futurist objective, which is a will to a return to the original forces, will thus find in bruitism the most intense form of a participation to the universal energy of the being of the world. Bruitism is a radical attempt of the carrying out of the futurist project in its will of participative communion to the dialective future sensed in the mechanical power of industry. The attentive examination of bruitism on each machine generating a noise-sound, reveals an organic vision of the industrial and urban network: the large and fabulous breathing of a sleeping town is so strange, wonderful, fascinating. . . . a breathing only interrupted now and then by the whistle of a train; a breathing which is the result of all different industries (electric power stations, gas factories, train stations, printings, etc.) continuing their activities in the quiet nightlife [Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises, 1913]. The transfigurative wave of the dialectic movement of the Vortex, the point of the highest energy [Ezra Pound, Blast, 1914], expresses the vertiginous transparency of the abyss; only the knowledge-contact through the exercise of the decentering of the subject can offer the possibility of a uniting participation to this abysmal reality." Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1983. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Matthieu David, from pictures, logo, and text from Vivenzas personal archives. CD in six-panel digipak." - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Veriti Plastici (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“Red LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 333. Veriti Plastici, the third part of the first works of Vivenza, was recorded and completed in 1983 and represents a fundamental step in the definitive formalization of the bruitist perspective. Made of objective industrial atmospheres, this recording is the bridge between the pure experimental approach and the rigorous structuring of the works that would follow (including Fondements Bruitistes in 1984 (ROTOR 033CD/AB-LP/ABRED/DC-LP/DCRED) and Réalités Servomécaniques in 1985 (ROTOR 014CD/RED-LP)). The release of Veriti Plastici was accompanied by a text, Le Programme Futuriste De Retour A La Realite Materielle, which describes Vivenzas theory of bruitism as follows: "The futurist objective, which is “a will to a return to the original forces”, will thus find in bruitism the most intense form of a participation to the universal energy of the being of the world. Bruitism is a radical attempt of the carrying out of the futurist project in its will of participative communion to the dialective future sensed in the mechanical power of industry. The attentive examination of bruitism on each machine generating a noise-sound, reveals an organic vision of the industrial and urban network: “the large and fabulous breathing of a sleeping town is so strange, wonderful, fascinating. . . . a breathing only interrupted now and then by the whistle of a train; a breathing which is the result of all different industries (electric power stations, gas factories, train stations, printings, etc.) continuing their activities in the quiet nightlife” [Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises, 1913]. The transfigurative wave of the dialectic movement of the Vortex, “the point of the highest energy” [Ezra Pound, Blast, 1914], expresses the vertiginous transparency of the abyss; only the knowledge-contact through the exercise of the decentering of the subject can offer the possibility of a uniting participation to this abysmal reality." Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1983. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Matthieu David, from pictures, logo, and text from Vivenzas personal archives.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: VIVENZA
Title: Veriti Plastici (White Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“White LP version in deluxe heavy-duty sleeve. Limited numbered edition of 333. Veriti Plastici, the third part of the first works of Vivenza, was recorded and completed in 1983 and represents a fundamental step in the definitive formalization of the bruitist perspective. Made of objective industrial atmospheres, this recording is the bridge between the pure experimental approach and the rigorous structuring of the works that would follow (including Fondements Bruitistes in 1984 (ROTOR 033CD/AB-LP/ABRED/DC-LP/DCRED) and Réalités Servomécaniques in 1985 (ROTOR 014CD/RED-LP)). The release of Veriti Plastici was accompanied by a text, Le Programme Futuriste De Retour A La Realite Materielle, which describes Vivenzas theory of bruitism as follows: "The futurist objective, which is “a will to a return to the original forces”, will thus find in bruitism the most intense form of a participation to the universal energy of the being of the world. Bruitism is a radical attempt of the carrying out of the futurist project in its will of participative communion to the dialective future sensed in the mechanical power of industry. The attentive examination of bruitism on each machine generating a noise-sound, reveals an organic vision of the industrial and urban network: “the large and fabulous breathing of a sleeping town is so strange, wonderful, fascinating. . . . a breathing only interrupted now and then by the whistle of a train; a breathing which is the result of all different industries (electric power stations, gas factories, train stations, printings, etc.) continuing their activities in the quiet nightlife” [Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises, 1913]. The transfigurative wave of the dialectic movement of the Vortex, “the point of the highest energy” [Ezra Pound, Blast, 1914], expresses the vertiginous transparency of the abyss; only the knowledge-contact through the exercise of the decentering of the subject can offer the possibility of a uniting participation to this abysmal reality." Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza in Grenoble, France, 1983. Mastered by Hervé de Keroullas. Layout by Matthieu David, from pictures, logo, and text from Vivenzas personal archives.” - Rotorelief.

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