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Artist: ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Industrial
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Holy Grail territory here from Andy Votel and Demdike Stares mighty Dead-Cert imprint, who finally bring you this incredible album of previously unreleased industrial-themed recordings made in 1976 by experimental pioneer and Ennio Morricone cohort Alessandro Alessandroni. The concept itself is riveting enough -- the guy who provided that infamous guitar riff for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) delivering utterly bent and synth-heavy recordings previously unheard by the wider world -- but the material and execution is just nothing short of a revelation, unlocking an uncannily prescient suite of rhythmik pieces that sound completely dissimilar to much library music of the same era. Industrial perfectly encapsulates the heightened state of creativity in the mid 70s surrounding Alessandroni and his close peers Giuliano Sorgini -- together known as Braen Raskovich -- and Morricone, for whom Alessandro also famously whistled the theme to A Fistful of Dollars (1964). Recorded at Piero Umilianis Sound Workshop in Rome, and made with an arsenal of EMS Synthi VCS3 modular systems, tape loops, and a treated Petrof grand piano, plus a bundle of string instruments, the industrial results (coincidentally issued the same year as Throbbing Gristles debut release) present a pulsating take on this kind of music, breaching tightly-coiled motorik systems and mood percolators with atonal strings and viral oscillations. Most importantly, the sense of minimalist efficiency and the clarity of the recordings are shocking, pushing the envelope of electro-acoustic music and pre-empting the early notions of an entire genre movement. Artwork by Anthony Shallcross. Liner notes by Shallcross, Jr., aka Andy Votel. Limited to 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.
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Artist: CIANI, SUZANNE
Title: Voices Of Packaged Souls
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"The inquisitive minds behind Pre-Cert Home Entertainment and Finders Keepers combine to bring you the results of some of their most subaqueous vinyl, tape and film excavations yet for this brand-new label: Dead-Cert. Taking the combined obsessions of all its collaborators and applying it to an intensive research model investigating vintage outsider music, sound sculpture, spoken word, ethnological documents, Art-Trash, early computer music, Neotantrik music, tape manipulation, non-pop and vinyl voyeurism, the label aims to investigate and recontextualize previously un-heard recordings from sources that transcend and eclipse the limitations of the record-collecting trend and the commercial music industry. All scheduled recordings are pressed on vinyl LPs mastered in accordance with the original creators instructions and cut at the most relevant volume and playing speed, duplicated in modest quantities and housed in a variety of bespoke or homemade packaging, faithful to the original pressings. The first archival release on the label is a new pressing of an original vinyl run of around 50 copies only made in 1970 for an art gallery exhibition in Brussels documenting a sound sculpture collaboration between hard material artist Harold Paris and fledgling electronic composer Susan (Suzanne) Ciani. This original limited gift/art-artifact is officially the rarest tangible recording of Cianis music, who is now recognized in the press as "The Delia Derbyshire Of The Atari Generation" on account of her groundbreaking developments in the commercial evolution of synthesizer music as one of a small number of female composers in the field. Paris created an original Mylar cover for the album, which is now an almost impossible-to-find collectors item. Ciani produced this, her first album, at radio station KPFA in Berkeley, CA, where she was given access to the tape machines from midnight until 6 AM, gratis. She owns only one copy of this work in its original vinyl form. Vinyl cut at Dubplates & Mastering and made in an edition of 1,000 copies only, housed in individually screen-printed silver foil sleeves faithful to the original pressing." -Dead-Cert.

Artist: CLONE
Title: Son of Octabred
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
“Weve seen a lot of oddities reissued over the last few years, but few come close to capturing the bewildering brilliance of this bizarre instructional Birthing album recorded somewhere in Alaska in 1982 and resurfacing now on a first-ever vinyl pressing, thanks to the supreme Ethno-musicological skills of Andy Votel and his Dead-Cert imprint. Utilizing the ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, Polymoog, harmonica/synthesizer interface, Eventide Omnipressor, Roland vocoder and genuinely bizarre narration imploring the listener to "push..." over a background of retro-futuristic space-age progressions, these recordings edge the concept of extreme American outsider music to its furthest reaches. Originally broadcast as a one-off transmission for electronic harmonicist Gary Sloans Import Hour show on Anchorage radio station KGOT FM, its one of the rarest recordings in the very limited line of Clone breadcrumbs released to date -- the audio discovered by Sloan in his own time capsule of C60 compact cassettes used to document the unlikely synthesized wing of an untraveled North American micro industry. Son of Octabred is unlike any other Kosmische or early synth record youre likely to have heard, arcing from the surreal instructional opening segment to pop-wise synth hooks before eventually building into a monumental layer of synthesized drone youll have trouble comprehending after the umpteenth listen. As a label set up to give life to recordings that were never really intended for wider public consumption, Dead-Cert has done a commendable job shining a light on lost DIY aesthetics -- this album perhaps making for its most compulsive, odd outing yet.” - Dead-Cert.

Artist: DE MEESTER, LOUIS
Title: Alpha Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Dead Cert collect three unique and chilling electro-acoustic compositions by the pioneering head of Belgiums Institute of Psychoacoustic and Electronic Music, dating between 1958-1971. Born in 1904, in Roeselare, Belgium,Louis De Meester was a self-taught musician who, after travelling widely as a professional player, professed himself an autodidactic composer by 1945 and proceeded to become "Music Modulator" at The BRT (Belgian Radio and TV broadcasting company) and later head producer and artistic director at IPEM in Ghent between 1962-1969. His work, covering chamber music, lieder, cantatas, and concertantes has been subject of renewed focus recently, thanks to reissues such as Metaphons 50-year anniversary compilation of IPEM recordings, and now thanks to the efforts of Andy Votel and Demdike Stares Dead-Cert imprint, were presented with three of his finest pieces plucked from the archive of Alpha Brussels and carefully transferred from tape with little to no further processing byAndy Popplewell. They include "Incantations" (1958) and the string-heavy "Spielerei" (1970), plus a very necessary reissue of the outstanding "Mimodrama" (1971), which was also reissued by Keith Fullerton Whitmans Creel Pone in 2008 and was last available on vinyl in 1974. "Mimodrama" is the records biggest attraction; a 26-minute composition for magnetophone, patching elements of previous works into a sort of biographical account, travelling from oneiric electronics to more defined concrète shapes and textures to almost arcane Mittel European folk melodies and rhythms. Remastered by Gareth Mallinson and Matt Colton. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: DOLAT-SHAHI, DARIUSH
Title: Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard. In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation -- this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat-Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl-buying markets disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique-concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs. For those who enjoyed the re-contextualized music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and harbor penchants for all things drone, Teutonic, electronic, demonic, and euphoric, this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013. This facsimile/reproduction of the original album is housed in a deluxe hand-made Smithsonian-style oversized outer with wrap-around print. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." -Dead-Cert.
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Artist: DOLAT-SHAHI, DARIUSH
Title: Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Limited 2015 repress, regular printed sleeve this time. This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard. In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation -- this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat-Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl-buying markets disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique-concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs. For those who enjoyed the re-contextualized music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and harbor penchants for all things drone, Teutonic, electronic, demonic, and euphoric, this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." - Dead-Cert.
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Artist: DOLAT-SHAHI, DARIUSH
Title: Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
Limited 2016 repress. "This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard. In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation -- this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat-Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl-buying markets disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique-concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs. For those who enjoyed the re-contextualized music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and harbor penchants for all things drone, Teutonic, electronic, demonic, and euphoric, this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: EPPLE & BOB STOHL, KAT
Title: Sanctus Spiritus
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
"Extant in Florida from 1978 until Bobs untimely passing in 1989 at the age of 34, the husband/wife duo of Bob Stohl & Kat Epple were among the first to DIY blend synthesizers and acoustic instrumentation in a studio equipped with an Arp 2600, Mini Moog, EML Synkey, Roland RS202 String Ensemble, and Electro-Harmonix Vocoder (audio processor), plus a range of woodwinds -- both Kat and Bob were trained flautists, making colorful use of Bill Bernardis innovative Lyricon I, a hybrid flute/synthesizer -- with some guitar assists here and there by friend and co-composer, Barry Cleveland. As lovers and collaborators, the couple created a rich and vivid parallel dimension of new age music borne from the 70s prog scene and probably best referred to as "space music." Throughout their unfortunately curtailed career, the couple earned a noble crust creating music and mood-pieces for planetariums and nature programs, most notably for the legendary Carl Sagan, under the Emerald Web aegis (hear more of this on Finders Keepers) while continuing to issue numerous tapes to friends and fellow musicians. Following contact with Kat Epple -- who still plays concerts at venues ranging from MoMA to Ground Zero -- Dead-Cert were made privy to Kat and Bobs private tapes circa 1980-1982, drawing for five pieces ranging from brooding deep space scapes to shimmering, gaseous sonics and impressionistic sound murals streaked with progressive traits and an alien, yet pastoral nature. Beautifully mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Limited edition pressing of 700 copies only." - Dead-Cert

Artist: LUXURY APARTMENTS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Germany-born and Derbyshire-raised musician, painter, and mathematician David Tyack began working under his Luxury Apartments moniker in the summer of 2002, exploring potential film and animation synchronization with nods to his growing penchants for neoclassical, free jazz, and minimal music. He had recently finished a self-penned conceptual LP with original Can vocalist Malcolm Mooney, and been writing and recording for then-yet-to-be-mixed LPs by Jane Weavers Misty Dixon and his own band D.O.T.; his Luxury Apartments work, a series of experimental recordings made at his compact home studio on Clyde Road in Didsbury, Manchester, counterbalanced his ambitions to record a fully-realized singer-songwriter album. Completed just months before Tyacks untimely accidental death on the island of Corsica, Luxury Apartments reveals him at his uninhibited best, displaying some of his most adventurous, dedicated, and unapologetic solo excursions into sound-design, improvised composition, and electroacoustic territories -- the result is a unique blend of dark ambient, mechanical folk, PINA stylings, and coldwave DIY rhythms. Drawing comparisons to the varied works of Sorgini, Eno, Liska, Stabat Stable, Martin Zero, Luc Mariani, Walter Branchi, and the lost electronic work of Don Cherry, these previously unheard tapes are presented here in unedited form, compiled exactly how Tyack intended the record to be pressed should any independent record label have the foresight to take the plunge into his creative pool. Released with blessing and encouragement from the Tyack family, this is the first unreleased music to come from Tyacks extensive archive, which was shared with close friends and creative collaborators regularly during his creative years in Manchester between 1997 and 2002. Artwork and liner notes by Andy Votel. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: MECANICA POPULAR
Title: Que Sucede con el Tiempo
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
“Behold, a cultishly coveted slab of freeform new wave dance/tape music from 1984 Madrid, Spain, reissued by Andy Votel, Sean Canty, and Doug Shiptons Dead-Cert label. Notable not only for including Beppe Lodas Typhoon favorite, "La Edad del Bronce" -- which sounds uncannily like a cut from Craig Leons Nommos (1981) -- this album also features the beguiling concrète funk of "Galilea: Centro de Datos," which, by any measure, bears a striking, prototypical resemblance to Photeks "Ni - Ten - Ichi - Ryu" and has become something of an oft-asked-about staple in Dead-Certs polysemous, polymetric DJ sets. Founded in 1978, Mecánica Popular was the brainchild of Luis Delgado (also a member of Finis Africae) and Eugenio Muñoz, conceived and nurtured during after-hours sessions in Madrids Estudios RCA using exclusively tape loops -- no samples involved. They did, however, use an innovative set-up including a Polaroid 600 camera, an Eventide H910 Harmonizer, and an ARP Odyssey, all fed thru a matrix of FX to make a wonky, clanking sound that could be happily compared with the output of Conrad Schnitzler, Chris Carter, Jon Hassell, or Kerry Leimer during that fertile early-80s era. For the DJs and post-punk fanatics, this one way is just too good to miss out on. Edition of 500. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Dead-Cert.

Artist: SPOERRI AND BETHA SARASIN, BRUNO
Title: AX+BY+CZ+D=0 (aka Kunst Am Computer)
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Here is the second release from this new archival series brought to you by the combined inquisitive minds behind Pre-Cert Home Entertainment and Finders Keepers as they continue to share the results of some of their most sub-aqueous vinyl, tape and film excavations yet. Dead-Cert takes the combined obsessions of all its collaborators and applies an intensive research model to the annals of vintage outsider music, sound sculpture, spoken word, ethnological documents, art-trash, early computer music, neotantrik music, tape manipulation, non-pop and vinyl voyeurism. Investigating and re-contextualizing previously un-heard recordings from sources that transcend and eclipse the limitations of the record collecting trend and the commercial music industry. Following on from Dead-Certs debut release (The liberation of the rare Voice of Packaged Souls by Suzanne Ciani), this official new pressing of an equally obscure sculpture theory souvenir disc treads similar ground in documenting conceptual art and sound collaborations with mechanical music pioneers, in this case Swiss electronic jazz musician, Bruno Spoerri. This previously un-travelled and un-promoted aural thesis documents a one-off 1982 collaboration between the Zurich-born music technologist Spoerri and theoretical material mechanic Miss Betha Sarasin as they collectively embrace computer technology to the advantage of their individual artistic disciplines, resulting in a series of startling melodic and non-melodic pieces using electromagnetically-oscillated stainless steel "instrument sculptures." For Spoerri enthusiasts, this record presents the musician in a new light. AX+BY+CZ+D=0 (aka Kunst Am Computer) both sonically and stylistically revealed a darker side to Spoerris music, pre-flecting the recent favor for "industrial" and "drone" aesthetics in contemporary experimental recordings and bridging a comparative unison with other unconscious European contemporaries such as Gruppo dImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Giuliano Sorgini and Egisto Macchi (from Italy) and Igor Wakewich and Richard Pinhas (from France) and the darker Czech soundtrack work of Zdenek Liska. In equal measures, this LP also retains the unmistakable personality of Bruno at his most uninhibited, including the signature sounds buried in his earlier construction site sample experiments and his ongoing relationship with Arp technology and Bill Bernardis Lyricon 1 wind synth that was simultaneously being utilized and developed in the U.S. for Suzanne Ciani, Roland Kirk, Michał Urbaniak and new-age electronic artist Kat Epple, again, sonically unifying these forward-thinking pioneers. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Made in a limited edition of 700 copies." - Dead-Cert.

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