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Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: September Cell
Format: 12"
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Bed Of Nails is a new label curated by Dominick Fernow of Vatican Shadow and Prurient fame. Operating from his recently-consecrated L.A. compound, the label will focus on his reorientation towards industrial dancefloor rhythms and seductively isolated electronics. Fernow christens the label with September Cell, a four track 12" loaded with some of his most direct dancefloor assaults to date. Think hollowed industrial percussion, gloaming synths and caustic noise painting bleakly evocative visions." -Bed Of Nails.
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Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: It Stands to Conceal
Format: Triple LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $50.00
"It Stands To Conceal contains the most recent Vatican Shadow cassettes on vinyl. This set includes Jordanian Descent, Ghosts Of Chechnya, and Attas Apartment Slated for Demolition. Total pressing of 911 copies with gatefold sleeve." - Hospital Productions.
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Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Luxor Necropolitics
Format: Double 10"
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Dominick Fernows Vatican Shadow returns with a new double-pack for his own Hospital Productions imprint following on from the recent Rubbish Of The Floodwaters 12" for Ostgut Ton (OSTGUT 104EP). Luxor Necropolitics was once again produced by Joshua Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, and it includes a super rare remix from Female of Sandwell District fame. Clocking in at almost 40 minutes, this is the most substantial Vatican Shadow release since 2016s Media In The Service Of Terror LP (HOS 472LP) and further develops Fernows creative collaboration with Eustis, who provides a much more lean and dynamic sheen to those highly atmospheric foundations. The opening, title track provides evocative exposition; this is Vatican Shadow at its most cinematic and unreal; before "Intel War" jolts with increased propulsion and bass pressure and a killer soundsystem focus deployed with precision and depth. "Crown Prince Hamza" is much more squashed and feral, before a new "Red Headband" version of "More Of The Same" takes the original into even more anthemic terrain; this is surely the most memorable, enduring, and club-focused Vatican Shadow track of all. As if to further etch it on your mind, the vinyl edition offers a final exclusive track, a reworking of "More Of The Same" from Female, who takes the original and duffs it up, completely discarding that synth hook and instead intensifying the menace, heading down a Sandwell-shaped cave that will reminds you why youve loved pretty much every Female production. Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Edition of 700." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Remember Your Black Day
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Remember Your Black Day is the debut album proper from Vatican Shadow, the first material conceived and produced as a full-length by Dominick Fernow for the project following almost a dozen tapes (mostly released on Hospital Productions) and vinyl editions (released by the likes of Blackest Ever Black, Modern Love, and Type) over the last three years. None of the eight tracks included have been released before on any other format. At a time when the scene is saturated with "noise techno," the album is almost celebratory by contrast, balancing caustic licks of distortion and oppressive bass with cleanly mixed synth tones and ricocheting claps in a shell-shocked, surreal soundsphere. With production assistance from Juan Mendez (Silent Servant), the album includes the most direct and propulsive Vatican Shadow material yet, continuing an evolutionary shift away from the complex, collage-based narrative of those cassette releases into more visibly direct contact with the listener. There is a functional connection to dance music here, honing in on the human element embedded within a subject matter so fraught with inhumanity." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: When You Are Crawling
Format: CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"When You Are Crawling is a 35-minute companion piece to Vatican Shadows recently released Remember Your Black Day (HOS 399CD/LP) album, the iconography and tracklisting concluding its narrative, with a musical focus more directly aimed at the club bolstered by additional production from Juan Mendez, aka Silent Servant. The centerpiece of the EP is "Attas Apartment Slated for Demolition (Bouthayna Engineering)," a previously-unreleased 15-minute production that builds from tempered percussion to a more driving denouement. The EP also includes the previously-unreleased "Al Qaeda," plus an alternate version of the albums title-track. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton." - Hospital.

Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: When You Are Crawling
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"When You Are Crawling is a 35-minute companion piece to Vatican Shadows recently released Remember Your Black Day (HOS 399CD/LP) album, the iconography and tracklisting concluding its narrative, with a musical focus more directly aimed at the club bolstered by additional production from Juan Mendez, aka Silent Servant. The centerpiece of the EP is "Attas Apartment Slated for Demolition (Bouthayna Engineering)," a previously-unreleased 15-minute production that builds from tempered percussion to a more driving denouement. The EP also includes the previously-unreleased "Al Qaeda," plus an alternate version of the albums title-track. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton." - Hospital.

Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Death Is Unity With God
Format: Double LP
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"productions that dominated 2012s Ornamented Walls (LOVE 080LP). This double LP includes 12 of the 20 tracks included on the original 2014 limited six-cassette release of Death Is Unity With God, in advance of Modern Loves triple-CD edition compiling all the material. It clocks in at an hour and a half and features some of the most compelling productions from Fernow yet. Nodding to classic Muslimgauze, but also inspired by the parallels between religious fundamentalism at home in the USA and abroad, the oppressive atmospheres and destroyed rhythms isolate the gutted toil and drone in "Its to Come," while "F.B.I. God" reduces the drums to scorched blasts against some harrowing, darkside chords. The quasi-speed torment of "Manufactured Silencers Under Direct Orders" ends the A-side with dread, flowing into the haunting chorales and chiming percussions of "Living On and Off At the Shadows Motel" and the scything techno roil of "Small Explosives and Blasting Caps Inside the Pages of a Phonebook," before a particularly effective chamber-like meditation, "McVeigh Figure," draws aesthetic lines between ambient black metal, Coil, and early Autechre. "Waco Postmortem (Murrah)" ends the set operating nearly out of earshot with those incredible, sashaying synth motifs persisting in their struggle against the patina of hiss and exasperated rhythms blurred around the edges. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Modern Love
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Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Ornamented Walls
Format: LP
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Ornamented Walls is the most intense, brutal and, in many senses, most substantial work from Dominick Fernows Vatican Shadow project yet. Released to coincide with his first tour of Europe, the album incorporates the live mix rehearsals of "Operation Neptune Spear" with tracks made in their aftermath, recorded straight to tape and mastered by Matt Colton at Air Studios. Anyone familiar with Fernows live set-up will recognize the distinct nature of this material -- making use of stems and partial tracks separated into a cassette system which is then re-layered and mixed, effected with electronic processing. In short -- Fernow uses his tape machines like turntables in a mix, weaving a hazy and intuitive narrative of sounds that never quite head in the direction you expect, all imbued with an almost feral attitude thats exhilarating to witness, their limitations (ever noticed how VS tracks end so abruptly? the tape ran out), and their mechanical machine qualities used to devastating effect. Side A features all three parts of "Operation Neptune Spear," originally made available in a measly edition of 17 cassettes and sold at the first-ever Vatican Shadow live show in L.A. back in May 2012. Side B features an additional 25 minutes of previously-unreleased work made in the aftermath of the show and using the same set-up, including an astonishing revision of "Cairo Is a Haunted City," dis-assembled and re-wired, lending it a shortwave quality thats nothing short of revelatory." - Modern Love

Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Kneel Before Religious Icons
Format: LP
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Dominick Fernow might be best known for his industrial incantations under the Prurient moniker, but in recent months his attention has shifted towards a different outlet. Fernows interest in electronic music (from the clamorous grind of Muslimgauze to the recently-defunct Sandwell District imprint) has been well-documented, and it comes to a frothy head with his Vatican Shadow project. Revolving around themes gleaned from Iraq war propaganda and yellowing stacks of newspaper clippings, the tracks on Kneel Before Religious Icons are a perfect representation of Fernows modus operandi. Behind a wall of tape hiss, drum machine rhythms beat out memories of early Ministry and AFX while sickly FM synthesizer pads crawl and heave into the abyss. Like much of Fernows output prior to this, the emphasis is on societys darker crevices, but Vatican Shadow is steeped in an alarming mystery and sulfuric smoke that is sure to surprise recent converts. There is a scene slowly rising to the surface with acts such as Demdike Stare, The Haxan Cloak and Raime renewing our interest in the darker side of industrial electronic music, and Fernow has created a sound with Vatican Shadow that acknowledges this while retaining a faded and singular sound. Kneel Before Religious Icons is electronic music fished from the troubled depths of militarized suspicion, and all the better for it. Limited edition vinyl pressing, cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Type.
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