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Artist: ARITOMO
Title: Fearful Sunshine Filtering Through Foliages
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Reissue of this hard to find debut from Japanese musician and artist Aritomo. This was recorded between 2003 and 2004. This was previously self-released on his own Hakanairo label back in 2005 in an edition of only 200 copies. Superb psychedelic folk with drifting acoustic and electric guitars layered with percussion, bamboo flute, bass, field recordings and Aritomos beautifully fragile vocals. Another chance to get a hold of this hard to find gem on wax, probably not for too long! Limited to 300 copies on heavyweight vinyl in pro-printed fold over covers with colour labels. Pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands." - Blackest Rainbow.
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Artist: ATTAR CUPS
Title: Untitled
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"We hit up our fourth vinyl release with this beauty which was originally intended to be a cassette only release (it still will be available on cassette, but only in a tiny run). This Maine based crew features a host of psychedelic jam talent... Nemo of Drona Parva and head honcho of Time-Lag Records, Sparrow Wildchild of The Bummer Road, and the three members of Visitations, whose record on Time-Lag last year was one of 2007s best! So this is the second recording from this crew, the first being last years Sloow Tape. This beast is different to the Sloow vibe, still with a super nice jam band sound, but projecting to a maybe more song (in the loosest possible way) based plane, a little like Visitations. Edition of 299 hand numbered copies with zero info and 11" x 11" stickers on the front and back of black sleeves." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: BAKER, AIDAN
Title: Thoughtspan
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"We are very pleased to be releasing this for Aidan Baker, one of the most interesting genre defying musical experimentalists around right now. Aidan also plays in the mind-melting shoegaze doom duo of Nadja. This release reissues two tracks from a very limited CDR release entitled Thoughtforms, the LP collects two tracks from this release: Thoughtspan and Thought Climate. Two long form tracks of genre-blending shoegaze, post rock, and free playing clatter experimentation. Limited to 350 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: BARN OWL/TOM CARTER
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Newest Blackest Rainbow hot on the heels of some truly killer releases from the artists involved, both of whom seem to have really pushed their sounds and vibes to new levels this year. Barn Owls side has been mastered by local jammer Ben Nash, and its three tracks of sparse drone layered with bleak guitar epic-ness, tingling chimes, and dark mountainous whispers. The guitars here sound delicate and beautiful, but it remains bleak and empty, if you enjoyed their LP on Not Not Fun, then this is a real treat. Tom Carters 16-minute Train Kept follows pretty damn nicely from his recent Shots At Infinity releases on Important. A far cry from his more psychedelic folk experimentations, here he slashes and riffs like many a legend, and maybe, just maybe, its a slight tribute to a certain band, too? This is a fully wild piece of work. Black sleeves, pasted stark landscape cover, with an insert of liner notes. Limited to 380 copies." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: BLACK EAGLE CHILD/DONATO EPIRO
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Debut vinyl release for both of these great artists who collectively have had releases on a host of excellent underground labels such as Stunned Records, Housecraft, Sturmundrugs Records and Digitalis. Black Eagle Child is the musical project of Michael Jantz, and this release is his second outing for Blackest Rainbow. Here he presents us with 4 tracks of skillful guitar finger picking layered with glockenspiel, accordion and some perfectly timed field recordings giving the music a real autumnal glow. Donato Eprios side is made up of three tracks of superbly crafted guitar work recorded between winter 2008 and winter 2010 at various destinations in Italy. I think the second track is particularly impressive; Il Primo Cerchio is an intense piece with a variety of guitar sounds and techniques used... loose string twangs, repetitive layered plucking and deep raga meditations, at times layered with whirring drones. Pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in a pro-printed high gloss sleeve featuring cover photography by Joe Blanchard, pressed in an edition of 250 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Texas Blues Working
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $34.00
"Quite simply one of my all time favorite releases on Blackest Rainbow from one of this generations most amazing artists gets the upgrade from cassette to double vinyl LP, featuring the original six tracks from the original release, along with an additional brand new amazing track. The original edition on tape received some fantastic reviews, so its great to finally have this out on vinyl, as it really is a superb recording, which came out around one of Christinas most amazingly active recording periods, self releasing fantastic discs like Masque Femine, Two Nights Film and A Blossom Fell as well as Kranky releasing Original Darkness in 2008. Texas Blues Working features six tracks of stunningly haunting guitar and vocals, creating an immensely deep and emotional listening experience. The previously unreleased track, the sublime 21 minute Ladyfriend, is another example of Christinas incredible voice and guitar playing. Her voice is just unreal, so deeply emotional and mournful it gives you goose bumps. Pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring a series of black and white photographs by Joe Blanchard." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Texas Working Blues
Format: Cass
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
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Artist: CELER
Title: Dwell In Possibility
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Dwell In Possibility is the debut vinyl LP by the formerly active American husband and wife duo Celer, and is also their first release for Blackest Rainbow. Consisting of 15 different sections sprayed across two sides of vinyl, with little if any distinctions, Dwell In Possibility is arranged as a muted patchwork of keyless voices blinded by sunlight, hollow echoes from unlit interiors, and scrolls of unrolled piano tunes. Enclosed in empty shadows, with vague slides of unanswered prayers, these two sides etch a dateless form into weak ends, and pyrrhic dells. Everydays are left empty-handed, and enjoyed only then. Positions change, and rely only on your imagination to wake from this, to sleep, in hope to feel again. Full-colour fold-over pro-printed covers featuring vintage photography. Limited to approx. 420 copies." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: CELER
Title: Vestiges Of An Inherent Melancholy
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Second vinyl LP from this formerly active American duo of Will Long and Danielle Baquet-Long, which also happens to be the second LP from Celer on Blackest Rainbow. Vestiges Of An Inherent Melancholy follows on from the recent pairing of releases on Basses Frequencies and features 2 sides of unearthed recordings that were created between December 2006 and July 2008. These two sides find the duo creating some truly beautiful drone works with their use of an organic and electronic palette of instrumentation; cello, violin, pipe organ, electronics, tape, field recordings, samples, and mixing board. This really is a standout side from Celer, pulling together their variety of sounds to make a heart breaking collage of sounds falling between beautiful dream tones and heavier dark moments. Vestiges Of An Inherent Melancholy again pushes Celer further to the front of modern minimal composition, proving that they were one of the most interesting, consistently outstanding, and intriguing acts around in recent years, creating some of the finest and most beautiful, fragile drone records around. The full experience of a Celer release is complete with accompanying titled fragmented sections for the side long pieces, and striking cover photography by Danielle. Limited to 500 copies in thick old style tip-on hardback jackets with LPs pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: DEAS, CAM
Title: Blind Chance
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Fantastic new LP from Cam Deas, which was issued in a tiny run CDR for his recent Euro tour with Jack Allett earlier this year. This is a slightly different release from the previous LP and split LP with Spoono, essentially this one being a long improvised acoustic freak-out. Loose frequent and infrequent twangs to pure whirlwinds of aggressive string assaults and finger shredding plucking. This still retains Cams signature traditional playing somehow, especially the more intense heavier moments. A solid recording. Limited to 500 copies on heavyweight vinyl in pro-printed fold over covers with photography by Cam and printed labels. Pressed at the superb Record Industry in the Netherlands." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: DEAS, CAM
Title: My Guitar Is Alive And Its Singing
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"I am very pleased to be releasing the debut LP from Sheffield-London-Brighton guitar master, Cam Deas. This follows his two long sold out CDRs on Blackest Rainbow, and proves once again that he is off the chain! OK, so theres always gonna be the immediate comparison to James Blackshaw, but the sound is different, more aggressive almost and raw... this guitar playing has an edge -- its deep and its powerful. The LP consists of three tracks, the A side is an epic, almost 20-minute piece entitled The Waters Of Kvaloya recorded by Ben Nash. The B sides and albums title track begins with almost a minute of near silent distant drone that develops with stomach-wrenching string twangs. The closing piece is As Spring Fell From The Leaves, which was originally issued on the For The Silver Waters, Sing! CDR last year on BR, but has been considered by people whove bought his releases and seen Cam live as possibly one of the best things he has composed. Total genius, with a real blissful, but eventually dark, vibe. This track definitely deserved to be put on wax. Mastered by Ben Nash. Limited to 300 copies." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: DEAS, CAM/SPOONO
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Limited edition tour LP for their upcoming joint tour across Europe. One side for each of these amazing UK guitarists. Cam has two tracks, one beautiful long guitar piece followed by an insane electronics track, that sounds almost like Autechres more weird static work. Spoono is Jack Allett who is also half of Towering Breaker. His side consists of three incredible tracks that will no doubt prick up the ears of fans of Jack Rose. Limited to 350." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: The Evening River
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Vinyl edition of this stunningly beautiful album of fragile and haunting Korean folk from Kim Doo Soo that was issued earlier in 2010 on CD by Japans consistently incredible PSF label. Kim Doo Soos first major appearance outside of Korea was through the Damon & Naomi curated International Sad Hits compilation featuring 4 tracks from Kim. This was followed with PSF releasing his first new record in 5 years, 2007s superb 10 Days Butterfly. On Evening River, Kim has re-recorded some of his finest songs from his past records -- the recordings are largely focused on just Kims fragile voice and sublime guitar playing and harmonica, but at times Kim is accompanied with several additional musicians/instruments, including synth, cello, accordion, guitar, horn, bass and backing vocals. The songs and re-recordings are superb, capturing perfectly Kims laid back guitar playing and his fragile vocals, somehow mixing psychedelic blurs, with traditional playing with melancholic turns. Edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl housed in gatefold sleeves including an 8-page lyric book with Korean and English lyrics and colour photographs of Kim." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: FOSSILS
Title: Scarface
Format: Cass
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $11.00

Artist: GNOD/A MIDDLE SEX
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Brand new split LP from fellow Manchester weirdos A Middle Sex and Gnod. Gnod follow on from some killer releases over the last couple of years, a split 7" with Bong, a tape on Not Not Fun, and a collaborative LP with White Hills. The oddly titled 15 minute Why Dont You Smile Like The Other Children? opens with hazy strings and cosmically far out voices, this slow groove packs a multi-coloured burst of rhythmic psychedelic vibes. On the flip side, A Middle Sex takes up duties of doing something equally psychedelic, but in a completely different style. Their side is titled Polytheism, and is essentially made up of two tracks, the opener is a short, wild spaced-out cosmic synth piece, which is swiftly followed by their main 10 minute piece of layered drums and percussion, swirling electronics, distorted chanted vocals. Their side is all about the rhythm, and they really got that rhythm down. Edition of 500. Pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl and house in super glossy pro-printed covers." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: GUANACO
Title: Sky Burials
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Debut LP from Englands Lex Panayi who also plays in Beggin Your Pardon Miss Joan; this, however, is his solo project, which focuses on psychedelic acid-drenched folk and dark grey area drones for a monolith landscape. The whole record blends beautifully together to create an excellent album from a relatively unknown artist. This is one fine example of current underground UK music which Im really pleased to be releasing. This is a must for fans of early Six Organs of Admittance, Cam Deas, Voice of the Seven Woods and such... Paste-on cover and insert, edition of only 300." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: HELM
Title: Origin Of Misery
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $11.50
"Helm is a new project from Luke Younger who also plays in Birds of Delay. Heavy punishing drone screech noise. Limited hand numbered edition of 50. Comes in professionally printed 4" by 7.5" sheet folded to make a small black booklet." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: HUNTER GRACCHUS/KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU, THE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Meeting of melted minds on this split LP featuring Sheffield based long time local buddies Hunter Gracchus and Germany based performance and musical duo of Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau (aka Mama Baer). The Hunter Gracchus have released an ever growing catalogue of super well received releases for the likes of Chironex, Golden Lab, Recollections of Knulp and Chocolate Monk. They also collaborated with Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides and Chora as Le Drapeau Noir, as well as performing solo and in other fantastic far out acts such as Vampire Blues, Harappian Night Recordings and Blue Yodel, as well as two thirds of the trio running the excellent Singing Knives label and all working full time. I have to admit, I have no idea how they can manage to do all this, pretty damn impressive. Their side is an amazing live recording from La Planta, Argentina entitled Mujeres De La Boca, and if youve ever been to their Furniture Makers practice space, it sounds like Hunter Gracchus somehow managed to transport its entire contents of obscure musical objects over there with their peculiar brains to record some of the best live shit theyve produced so far... a really great side long free playing improvised weird out with screwed up voices, skronky blurts and freestyle tribal percussion. Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau have been releasing material for quite some time on their own Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond label, including a host of obscenely limited CDRs, cassettes and records. On top of that theyve found the time to release some truly astounding genre blending avant craziness on Ultra Eczema, Scumbag and Blossoming Noise. For this split LP, KHJ & Fs Zwei Einenperson (Pt. 2), is a manic 22 minute side of avant garde experi-mentalism, with Kommissar Hjuler shredding electric guitar strings and destroying tapes while Mama Baers insane vocal fluctuates between the erotic and pure demonic screaming. This recording of Kommissar Hjuler und Frau was made in March 2009 when working on the set for the performance of Zwei Eineperson. This was presented live at the vernissage of Mama Baers and Kommissar Hjulers exhibition Geteilter Raum at Kunstraum Winterthur, Switzerland on 2nd April 2009. A CD-R with several parts from their work on this set was previously released on their SHMF label in a very small edition. This is the re-issue of part 2 from their recordings, live in their living room. Edition of 500 on heavyweight vinyl with pro printed jackets, and insert." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: ISENGRIND
Title: Modlitewnik
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Debut vinyl release from Natural Snow Buildings Solange Gulartes solo project, Isengrind. Modlitewnik continues Solanges fantastically far-out occult psych-folk-drone trip outs, 12 tracks across the length of this LP, considerably shorter pieces in comparison to her work with Mehdi in Natural Snow Buildings, Isengrind retains a certain amount of the sound of the duo, but it is a whole other beast, in many ways much stranger and darker, but still hauntingly beautiful with some fantastic blissed-out vocal drones, dreamy guitars, and psyche soaked dark drone zones. Heavyweight vinyl, housed in a pro-printed full colour fold over sleeve with all 4 panels featuring stunning artwork by Solange, the inside of the cover is especially spectacular. One time pressing of 640 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: JAYCOCK, DAVID A.
Title: Presets
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Debut vinyl LP from Manchesters David A. Jaycock (who is also a member of Big Eye Family Players), David had a 7" on the excellent Great Pop Supplement and Presets follows on from that fine release. Presets features 12 tracks of melancholic folk almost entirely performed by David on a variety of instruments, and its a real step forward to darker areas than his previous releases on Great Pop Supplement, Early Winter Recordings and The Red Deer Club. The record retains some of the more haunting vocal and guitar moments from aforementioned excursions, and at times is comparable to Ben Chasnys Six Organs of Admittance, but it has a much stranger and hard to place approach and sound, with some fantastic dark creepy tracks, blurring creaking, clunking objects with something that sounds like guitar, transformed into something far more sinister... but somehow at the same time retains a feeling that everything isnt quite as bleak as it seems. Edition of 250 with pro printed sleeves. Pressed on virgin vinyl." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: JAZZFINGER/CULVER & FORDELL RESEARCH UNIT
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Brand new split LP featuring heavy hitting UK bleak dudes... A-Side is Jazzfingers Killed In A Clear Sky, one solid slab of fucked up tapped guitar drone and distant errie whir... like a storm of electric feedback, slashes and cuts. Far out, and a real killer 20 odd minutes to make you lull out. B-Side is a collaboration between Culver and Fordell Research Unit, another side long piece, that starts off with some bassed up doom chugs and slogs that sound like fucking something that could lay down by some Southern Lord brutality, but then it punches you in the face with its distorted churning hell. Limited to 275 white label LPs in black sleeves with hideous brutal artwork by French." - Blackest Rainbow

Artist: MAKOTO, KAWABATA
Title: White Summer Of Love Dreamer
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Brand new LP from Kawabata Makoto, his second for Blackest Rainbow following on nicely from where 2008s Rainbow Of Love left off. White Summer of Love Dreamer continues to develop Kawabatas experimentation into psychedelic drone music using a variety of instruments. Across the two tracks on this LP, Kawabata seamlessly uses acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, sarangi, tambura, organ, hurdy-gurdy, electronics, field recording, and his voice to create a stunning soundscape of hazy summer days with cascading repetitive acoustic guitars, swirling drones, channeled vocals. White Summer of Love Dreamer comes housed in a deluxe heavyweight tip on old style jacket adorned in photography by Joe Blanchard, and is pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl. Limited to approx. 500 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: MOON UNIT
Title: Hell Horse And Heady Stratus
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Where to start? Upon hearing this new LP from Moon Unit it is immediately apparent that this Glaswegian trio stand apart from a lot of the psyche out new boys on the block. Perhaps because they feature Nackt Insecten himself, Ruaraidh Sanachan, Andreas Jonsson of Lanterns, and Peter Kelly. When I first heard this completed LP after a few different incarnations, I was really blown away... the previous versions that had dropped through my mailbox were really something, but this, the final version, is unreal in its sheer goodness. The five jams on this LP make up one of the best psyche out, freak out full lengths Ive heard this year. Its an incredible record filled with furiously wild drum explosions, keyboard zone outs, sci-fi guitar shredding, and wailing feedback. It really seems to perfectly blend some of the best sounds that have occurred in the UK over the last few years, cannot recommend highly enough. Play as loud as you can! If you were into Nacket Insectens Quantum Odyssey LP on Blackest Rainbow, you will love this for sure, and if youre just into wild free music such as Vibracathedral Orchestra, grab a copy of this beast! Edition of 500, with cover design by Jake Blanchard (the man behind Menagerie). Pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: MOUNTAINHOOD
Title: Death Pod
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Brand new one-sided LP from Michael Curtis Hilde following his recent LPs on Time Lags Red Records sub division, as well as a string of ultra limited self-released CDRs and releases for Yod and Reverb Worship. This is a far gone trip thats totally out there and very hard to pin down. The closest categorization for this beast would be folk, but its like some total mutated, distorted lurker mirror image. Wild psychedelic strings and heavy bedroom vibes run throughout this delicate beauty. Limited to 300 in pro-printed black and white wraparound sleeve featuring amazing artwork by Michael." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: MV & EE
Title: Live Road
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Collection of very recent live excursions with MV & EE, all high quality recordings from shows in November 2009. The A side opens with a MV/EE duo performance of Mine All Troubled Blues from Art Damage Lodge, Cincinnati, OH on 20/11/09. This heads straight into two interpretations of Environments, one from Project Lodge, Madison, WI which again is just raw MV/EE action, but the second features an enhanced line up with Muskox and Doc Dunn. The two versions are blurred together into one long blazing 11 minute space jam. The flip side opens with the classic blues soaked Tea Devil with Erikas laid back vocals backed with MVs rippling guitar shreds, Rongooses (Ron Schneidermann of Sunburned/Spirit of Orr/Pewtr) heavy bass bliss outs, and Chris Corsano showcasing a slow moving stoned out drum kit. Straight from here we head into a completely trance-inducing psychedelic haze of wild jamming with a totally different version of Environments. The whole of the Bside was recorded with Chris and Ron at Bank Row, Greenfield, MA. Edition of 400 pressed on heavyweight vinyl with hand stamped labels in black and white pro printed wrap around jackets with cover art by Jeremy Earl of Woods/Woodsist Records." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: MV & EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD
Title: Shade Grown
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Shade Grown is the new studio LP from Vermont psych folk rulers, MATT VALENTINE and ERIKA ELDER. Their first studio jam for Blackest Rainbow, something weve been keen to do for a while now after our previous live release for the duo. The record features MV & EE channelling some spaced out tones with various incarnations of THE BUMMER ROAD, the more free cosmic jamming back up unit they venture out with from time to time. This personnel this time round reads as a whos who of talent in the current psych/folk underworld-JEREMY EARL (WOODS), HERBCRAFT, CARSON "SMOKEHOUND" ARNOLD, DOC DUNN, MICK FLOWER (VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA, FLOWER CORSANO DUO), and MUSKOX. Youre in for a treat of lunar blues, psych folk, and free form outer limit jammin. Pressed in an edition of 600 copies package in a full color jackets with insert." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: NACKT INSECTEN
Title: Reality Bridge
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Second full length LP from Scotland/New York weirdo Ruaraidh Sanachan, who also is the guitar shredder in Moon Unit and runs one of the best tape labels in the UK, Sick Head. Reality Bridges four tracks of psyche-out futuristic electric haze are a step up from Sanachans previous full length LP, Quantum Odyssey we released almost two years ago. Reality Bridge is one hell of a record, pulling together kosmische synth, guitar wailing, sci-fi insanity and b-movie bliss outs. The record is housed in a pro-printed sleeve featuring new insane artwork by Ruaraidh featuring a super degraded repeated self portrait with synth in space. The artwork is definitely up there with the now classic Quantum Odyssey cover. Pressed on virgin vinyl." -Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: NASH, BEN
Title: The Seventh Goodbye
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Vinyl debut for long term Blackest Rainbow brother Ben... Im extremly happy with this one. 8 tracks, 34 minutes. Opening with a reworking of KUAD 9873 from his Blackest Rainbow debut cassette... bleak drones smothered in vocal lulling, and finishing with a sweet guitar piece swirling in a lake of percussion, vocal and drone. Nightcall shows a more middle eastern psychedelic droning, bowing, wailing, and satanic mutterings. Track 3 is the title track The Seventh Goodbye, and is the most full band approach of Bens acoustic psychedelic folk jams, but this blurs into sax blurts, waves of melancholic vocal drone and writhing riffery. Perhaps similar to Voice of the Seven Woods or Six Organs of Admittance. Side B opener Smoke and Flattery is the most experimental - multi percussion, echoes of whispers, finger grating guitars. Magnetophon Pt IV is not Bens recent Sloow Tape of a similar name, but a bluesy haze LSD dream, building into a drenched ecstatic guitar drone. Following this is What Will Always Be Pt.II which is reminiscent of Jack Rose, or James Blackshaw, the most beautiful composition on the LP. This bleeds into the final surrealness of Angel No. 7 field recordings, bleak, fearful and empty. Im honoured to release this gem. Limited to 250 hand numbered copies on virgin vinyl, with black, white and red pasted on covers, plus a black and white insert. All artwork designed by Darryl Norsen who designed our (VxPxC) sleeve, and done a few beauties for Important records, as well as posters for Sunburned, Six Organs, Hush Arbors, Magik Markers and more." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: NASH, BEN/NAUTILUS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Nautilus is the solo project of Heidi Diehl of Vanishing Voice/Time Life, long-time BR transatlantic e-mail buddy who we finally got to meet just over a year ago on the very brief Vanishing Voice tour. Since then, she has begun recording solo material under this alias, and has self-released one CD-R which blew our minds, and likewise blew local long-time BR friend Ben Nashs cranium apart. The Nautilus side opens with Still Rings, a far-out trip of weirdo outsider dripping mind-fuzz, like some kind of spatial insect gathering. Tallahasse Woman rings more bells with the sound of Vanishing Voice and Heidis psychedelic string playing, and subtle vocals buried below it. Jeans Theme is another sweet track of tranced-out guitar with approaching percussion and waves of vocal drones. Ben Nash holds his side with two nearly 8-minute tracks, opener Plymouth Bredren Blues has definitely got the blues, as mentioned in the title, theres some serious woe in the wah right here, and some almost Paris, Texas moments. Interloper/Latch also starts off pretty bluesy, but halfway through goes to a speaker-shredding guitar shaker, with some seriously serious riffs, that are almost breaking up as they begin, and then reverting back to the blues mediation of the beginning of the track. A great release, in an edition of 300 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: NASH/ MAGIC LANTERN, BEN
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"This ones been brewing at BR HQ for quite sometime, due to come out long ago, this beaut of a split is finally seeing light of day. A mutual respect from these two camps brought about what is surely one of this years most exciting releases in the field of the split vinyl LP. Ben Nash returns after over a years absence from releasing any solo work, now busy as a full time member of the excellent Chora, we may all be in for a long wait for anymore solo action after this release... but here we find Ben entering new territory with less of the guitar plucking from previous solo outings... Across these three new tracks, Ben is heading in a more zoned out psychedelic drone pieces, fluctuating between blissful electric churning, and incredibly dark swarming monoliths, with buried electric guitar bursts, its quite a new sound for Ben. Unsurprisingly, he comes out on top form, and its maybe some of the most interesting recordings hes released so far, but its a far cry from his debut LP for Blackest Rainbow, The Seventh Goodbye back in 2008. Fellow Sheffield heads Cam Deas and Jon Marshall (Hunter Gracchus) accompany Ben on two of his three tracks, along with Rob Lye of Chora. Following on from 2 massively excellent LPs for our buddies over at Not Not Fun, Magic Lantern return, with what also might be the last recordings we hear from them for a while too... their two track side opens with a murky wild sounding basement jam Mosquito Coast recorded in 2008, followed by the 15 minute groove of Long Way Down, full of heavy organ, slow burning percussion, wild wahs, raw riffing and the occasional chanted vocal this is one heavy piece of stoned blues psyche rock out. Long Way Down was recorded by Bobb Bruno of Goliath Bird Eater / Best Coast back in 2009. Pro-printed sleeves, designed by Cameron Stallones." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS
Title: Shadow Kingdom
Format: Triple LP/Double CD/Zine
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $72.00
"So here it is, the vinyl debut from the French duo of Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte, aka Natural Snow Buildings. Shadow Kingdom is the vinyl debut of this highly regarded project, and it continues their journey through some of the finest experimental folk laced with beautiful drones, all recordings are new. An epic piece of music, only deserved an epic release. You get the full length record across three 180 gram LPs in a full colour sleeve featuring the superb art by Solange. Includes the CD version that features 2 bonus tracks housed in an A5 16- page comic by the band, plus a black and white insert. All sleeves and the comic book are pro-printed. Mastered by Ben Nash. The artwork on the LP and insert is exclusive to the LP version." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: OUR LOVE WILL DESTROY THE WORLD
Title: Fucking Dracula Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Stunning new LP from Campbell Kneales post Birchville Cat Motel project. Continues with the vibes set on his superb LP for Dekorder, total psychedelic filth noise. Two side long heavy pieces of gushing electric destruction, one sound lurches in and tears down another one, which it rebuilds an even more ferocious version of the original sound. Pressed on 180gram vinyl. Limited to 400 copies in pro printed wrap around sleeve on 400gsm silk card." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: PADANG FOOD TIGERS
Title: Born Music
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Originally released on Blackest Rainbow in Autumn 2010 in an edition of only 100 copies, the vinyl edition of Padang Food Tigers debut full length LP sold out instantly. This second edition is pressed on 140g virgin vinyl with pro-printed cover art in an edition of only 250 copies... Memories playing tricks: oh, the gauzy hallucinogens of nostalgia are sloughing off fresh fictions throughout this deeply passionate instrumental collection. Padang Food Tigers attempt to resurrect half-remembered dreams on their debut long player, Born Music, by hybridizing improvisational tactics with the trappings of traditional tropes. Influenced by artists such as Scott Tuma, Taku Sugimoto, Loren Connors, Bruce Langhorne Boxhead Ensemble and Tetuzi Akiyama, the groups two members (Stephen Lewis and Spencer Grady) seek to capture the potency of moment, free from all artifice and studied consciousness, enveloped in the players close fraternal bond. The duration and form of tracks -- brimming with banjo, guitar, piano, music boxes and fragments of history -- are dictated by emotional weight, by intuition, not expectation. Born Music (a gesture to the dried river that flows at the back of Lewis home in South London and to the instinctive nature of the sounds contained within) is the duos follow-up to their Go Down, Moses EP, which was released on Under The Spire." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: ROBEDOOR & POCAHAUNTED
Title: Colaboration
Format: CDR
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"ROBEDOOR have had releases on Chocolate Monk, Not Not Fun, Fuck It Tapes, Audiobot, Buried Valley, Feral Debris, Arbor and more. POCAHAUNTED have stuff out on Not Not Fun, Arbor and Buried Valley. Britt described it as 27 minutes of tripped out tribalism and voice seance." - Blackest Rainbow.
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Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: B/P/M Series 1
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Absolutely mind melting release from this consistently amazing American duo. This release has a very different sound to the superb drone recordings of their recent releases, yet it is still totally immense but really quite unexpected. This was previously issued as a tour-only CDR in a press of somewhere between 20 and 30 copies. Brian Pyle and Merrick McKinlay spent sometime recording legendary Humboldt based pianist Darius Brottman, who also happens to have a radio show before Brians own show on KHSU college radio. The recordings of Brottman were then reworked by McKinlay and Pyle separately. Pyle and McKinlay have a side each on this LP, both sides featuring very different ways of reworking the original beautiful recordings. Side A opens with some straight piano clinks layered with incidental sounds that occurred during recording sessions, creating an amazing feeling of beautiful surrealness, leading into multi-layered piano movements over and over. Side B begins with powerful, erratic, forceful playing, coated in psychedelic loops and reversed sounds, then returning to a more straight piano playing. The second track on this side almost bleeds into familiar Weirdo territory. This is one bizarre, but equally genius and beautiful release. Both myself and the Weirdos are honored to have the artwork for this LP designed by artist Mick Wiggins. Pro printed sleeves, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and limited to 500 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS W/ TOM CARTER & SHAWN DAVID MCMILLEN
Title: Live At The Accident!
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Crazy 3-way collaboration from some of Americas best underground musicians. Charalambides Tom Carter is joined by Shawn McMillen, sometime member of Warmer Milks and Ash Castles On The Ghost Coast, with the added power of Starving Weirdos. This two track collaboration has been around since 2007 and it landed in my mailbox a few months back, and man, its a real beauty. Side A is a total hypnotic slice of ravaged drone, the four musicians seamlessly blend their own styles of underground bliss outs to sheer perfection. Side B opens with a crazy loop of applause, waving back and forth with a growing repetitive plug-in to then opening it up to create new levels of total sonic weirdness. Slow shimmering black chasms engulf the positivity until its awash with lo-fi scrapes and buzzing electrical nightmare. The loop eventually drops back in with total far gone chimes, jingling away at acid burnt psychedelic keys and a thundering bass loop. A totally bizarre jam, which just opens more potential ventures up for these artists. Hopefully well see more from this collaborative team soon. Limited to 400 in pro-printed wraparound sleeves." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: SYLVESTER ANFANG II
Title: Commune Cassetten
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"A new slab of wax of tranced out psychotic psychedelic-ness from the occult loving Belgium-based clan. This new incarnation being Sylvester Anfang II (as opposed to Silvester Anfang) reached a new level of sheer awesomeness in 2009 with the incredible double LP on Aurora Borealis; on Commume Cassetten they continue their bizarre trip into the darker -- but somehow super psychedelic -- realm of the occult obsessed mind. Theres a real fucked up Krautrock boogie vibe throughout, but retaining some of the doomed funeral folk qualities of the original Anfang guise, as well as some loose as hell, total stoned-out ritualistic baked grooves. The LP comes housed in a techni-colour collaged artwork with a black and white image of a lady, which we can presume is a witch, with a dagger and chalice... a sleeve that really sums up the music enclosed. The sleeves are pro-printed and wrap around the deep black heavyweight wax which has some sweet full colour labels. This is one hell of a 40 minute trip." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: TAIGA REMAINS/RV PAINTINGS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Two of Americas finest drone acts come together for this split LP. Taiga Remains is Student of Decays master mind Alex Cobbs project. If you aint picked up his new disc on Digitalis Wax Canopy yet, go get it, it is one of the best drone releases I have heard in a long time! The 15-minute track on this new split LP is entitled Mengku From Mengsa. Opening with far off chimes upon chimes, this leads to pure bliss dream zones, rather than the more intense material on the aforementioned Wax Canopy. This is a fantastic piece of drone work, layered to create some beautiful zoning out in the mind. RV Paintings is the project of Brian Pyle of the almighty psychedelia legends Starving Weirdos, along with his brother Jon Pyle, and Spencer Doran, who also plays under the name of Cloaks. This is an amazing track, kinda darker and bleaker than the Weirdos vibe, with some totally awesome free percussion playing central to the piece. This is hard to top in the drone game. A totally solid slab of sound from both acts. Limited to 400 copies." - Blackest Rainbow. Paste-on cover with insert.

Artist: TIME LIFE
Title: Geminis
Format: CDR
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Duo of Heidi and Lucas from The Vanishing Voice (as in Wooden Wand). Cosmic space blues weirdness." -Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: TREETOPS
Title: Brighter Light
Format: CDR
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $12.00

Artist: TWINSISTERMOON
Title: The Hollow Mountain
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Twinsistermoon is the solo project of Mehdi Ameziane of Natural Snow Buildings. The Hollow Mountain was originally issued by Dull Knife Records in 2009 as an LP limited to only 105 copies -- unsurprisingly it sold out in a matter of hours. Widely regarded by many Natural Snow Buildings fans as one of the best releases from their camp, this reissue has been remastered by Ben Nash, includes new artwork, and brand new unreleased material. The album has a beautiful earthy lo-fi feeling throughout which perfectly compliments its short and sweet folk songs, and occasional wanderings into psychedelic drone ambience. This is an album that really is totally beautiful and probably one of my favorites from Mehdi. The CD is packaged in a square artwork booklet and a pro-printed card wallet showcasing the superb original artwork from the LP sleeve. Limited to 1000 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: TWINSISTERMOON
Title: Then Fell The Ashes
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Brand new full length vinyl LP from Natural Snow Buildings Mehdi Ameziane solo project. This is the third Twinsistermoon release since 2009s The Hollow Mountain LP and Bride of Spirits 7" which were both released on the excellent Dull Knife label. Following on from these two gems, various obscure self released items and CDs on Digitalis and Students of Decay, Amezianes sound has grown somewhat darker at times with this LP featuring nearly 50 minutes of brand new material. The A-side features 6 tracks, where as the B side is complemented with a huge, almost 25 minute track. The opening track Black Nebulae is a gorgeously textured psychedelic drone-based piece, followed by a short, quieter, guitar plucked piece with vocals, but no words, entitled 1976. Ghost That Was Your Life is a stunning beautiful layered guitar piece with Amezianes astounding beautiful vocals shining through. Big Sand opens as one of the darker pieces, with an occult feeling to its sound, swirling vocal drones, almost like a choir at times, and in come those stunning warm and distinctive gutar sounds with layered ghostly sound scapes, that haunt much of Amezianes solo and NSB recordings. Half way through this track it fades into layered field recordings, drones, and distant chimes, the sound of this track at this point just has a real melancholy vintage sound, the last two minutes are again a change of sound with a slow plucking of guitar strings. Desert Prophecy returns of the sound of just Ameziane and his guitar, with some lo-fi electric riffing distortion in the background. Its pretty incredible to hear this and think that its from 2010, and not from the 60s or 70s. The sixth and final track on the first side is Trailer, another beautiful somewhat lighter folk sound, which is interesting considering the following is the albums title track, Then The Ashes Fell, a side long track which is a considerably darker and heavier track than much of the rest of the LP, but it weaves in some beautiful lighter more reflective moments. Pro printed covers and labels. Heavyweight vinyl." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: V/A
Title: Menagerie #2
Format: LP + Mag
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The second compilation compiled and conceived by London-based illustrator Jake Blanchard continues on its strength of eclectic audio vibes paired with visual glory by an array of excellent artists. Eight artists were given a track and their finished artwork is based around their assigned track. With the previous CD release of Menagerie #1, there was only 100 copies available with the zine. But with this new issue, every single copy comes with a super-slick, pro-printed, full-colour zine of artwork from: Jake Blanchard, Pete Fowler, Will Sweeney, Andrew Rae, Sarah King, Solange Gularte, James Trimmer/Mirt, and Mat Pringle. This time the audio is appearing on vinyl only, with exclusive tracks from: Moon Duo, Natural Snow Buildings, Wand (aka Wooden Wand), The See See, Seadog, Joanne Robertson & Matthew Ashworth, Married In Berdichev, and Akron/Family. The pro-printed sleeve features artwork by Jake Blanchard. Heavyweight vinyl, with full colour labels. Edition of 500. Joint release between Blackest Rainbow, and Jakes new Tor Press label for zines and music." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: VALENTINE, MATT & ERIKA ELDER
Title: Pray For Less
Format: Cass
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"With Willie Lane. Live in Oklahoma City, OK 11/02/07." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: WOODEN WAND
Title: Wither Thou Goest, Cretin
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Vinyl reissue of this fine record from James Toth, aka Wand, aka Wooden Wand that was issued earlier this year as a super limited CDR mounted on a block of wood. Wither Thou Goest, Cretin has a kind of lo-fi sound of some of Wands earlier work combined with the more confident sound of some of his recent releases, it kinda fits somewhere between The Harem Of The Sundrum and the Witness Figg and Born Bad in the extensive Wand catalogue. At times this record has a really underground surreal sound to it, not just in terms of songwriting, but at times with the music itself, and combined with Toths ever changing deliverance of vocals throughout the songs, it produces Toths unique style. Theres not many singer songwriters doing what Toth is doing right now, and here hes at the top of his game. It really cant get much better than how its sounding here. Pro-printed sleeves." - Blackest Rainbow.
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