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Artist: ALVARS ORKESTER
Title: Searching And Moving
Format: 7"
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"100 numbered copies. White marble vinyl. Three psychadelic noise-drones recorded in Studio Styrka 1989-1991." - Ideal.

Artist: BYRNE, NADINE
Title: Dreaming Remembering
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $21.00
"Ectoplasm Girls Nadine Byrne lures listeners into woozy mental states on Dreaming Remembering, her soundtrack to a short film of the same name, providing a solo follow-up to A Different Gesture: Collected Soundtracks 2011-2012 (2014), and her first outing since Ectoplasm Girls New Feeling Come (2016), which were both issued by Joachim Nordwalls ever-adventurous iDEAL Recordings. One of three Stockholm-based Byrne sisters along with Tanya, her partner in Ectoplasm Girls, and Ambra, who has recently provided EGs live visuals, Nadine Byrne operates at the intersection of intuitive sonic and visual arts. Where Ectoplasm Girls tend to a bewitched sort of industrial experimentation, Nadines personal work is defined in terms of its relative, mutable electronic sleight of hand, with vocals handled by the mysterious Sarah Kim. As the title connotes, Dreaming Remembering is about intimate reflection and the space between awareness and uncertainty of recollection. In that noumenal gooch, Nadine works an incredible freeform, uncluttered sound best resembling the illusive nature of dreams and their elusive memory. In her mind and out of her machines, they feel out a spectrum ranging from mirage-like vignettes like "Atlas" through to curdled proto-techno buzzes and grubby drone intonations with wickedly possessed vocals. Extracted from the visuals, they patently work well as a dissociated body of work in their own right, with a cumulative effect that mesmerizes and unsettles throughout the album, bringing you out at the other end in a way that feels like youve just walked out of a darkened cinema into dusk, with the strange effect of the preceding visuals and a story you cant untangle still lingering like a pleasurably strange mental fug thats hard to shake or decipher. Singular sound and vision somewhere between Laurie Anderson, James Ferraro, and Ryan Trecartin. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 500." - Ideal.

Artist: EVOL
Title: Ideal Acid
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $19.00
"Black vinyl version. EVOL shuts the game down with Ideal Acid, a killer 20-minute rinse through 303 acid cherries pitted and sequenced, tweak-for-tweak, into the wildest acid track ever made. No hype, this record is the maddest belter in EVOLs extensive catalog, taking their obsession with Rolands squelchy grey box to an ultimate, logical conclusion that leaves dancefloors turned utterly inside-out and begging for track IDs. Produced in Barcelona and further product tested between Stockholm and Manchester, Ideal Acid is the kind of idea that has been floated in raves, smoking areas, and afterparties for the past 20 years but has never been executed with such precise method and inexorable effect, until now. Taking way too many classics to mention, EVOL modulates their mutual variable, the Roland TB-303 bass line, in a cascade of liquified riffs that last anywhere between one beat and a few bars before shifting to the next pattern, and so forth. The cumulative effect of elastic undulation is mind-bending and body-jacking in the extreme, yet uncompromisingly crafted at the immediate service of the rave. It feels as though much of EVOLs practice to date, from mixes for FACT and Reel Torque, to their experimental objetcs for Alku and blasts for Presto!?, Diagonal, and BUS have been leading to this point: the ultimate acid rave tool. Mastered and cut to vinyl at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Ideal.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Vain
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $21.00
"Vain marks the prodigal return of Venezuelan artist Carlos Giffoni to the avant-electronic music scene he was instrumental in shaping with the seminal, hybridiszng No Fun Fest and No Fun Productions label, which was home to debut releases by Oneohtrix Point Never and Noveller, and classics from Haswell and Prurient during the late 00s to early part of the 10s. Carloss first new release in six years, Vain was drawn from hundreds of hours of improvisations made at Carloss Malibu studio, the final LP describes a tumultuous narrative in affective abstract swells and pulsating rhythms that trigger curious sensations and emotions ever familiar to his variegated, extreme, yet essentially organic output. Despite not releasing anything for the past six years, Carlos still sounds like he lives and breathes electronic music. Where those "noise" artists who originally played at No Fun Fest and released on his label have arguably carved out major career paths from myriad mutated genres, Carloss music still feels captivatingly ancient yet advanced and uncannily hypnotic. In a cascade of minimalist Arps and cloud dynamic harmonies, the albums story starts in the vortex of "Vains Face" and sweeps through the granular flux of "The Desert" to a staggering piece of noise techno dissonance in "Erase The World", which calves away into the curled plunge of "Hands" and the anxious needling of "We Pay The Price". At the mid-way point it turns lusher with the pulsing and coruscating kosmische tang of "Stop Breathing", leading to the metric complexities woven into "Faith And Pain" and the heightened high-register sensitivities of "I Can Change", whose shatterproof hyaline steeples ultimately deliquesce into the shimmering beauty of "Sun Rain". With hazy resolution and ambiguity of effect, the record works its magick in memorable style. Like the best abstract sonics of Peter Rehberg or Keith Fullerton Whitman, an intuitively applied formula of geometry, rhythm, tone, and timbre add up to inexorable effect, rendering the closest possible connection between the machines and the artists pathos. For synesthetes and attuned listeners, the effect is likely to conceive new colors on the minds eye and move them to finer states of emotive response. In others words: its a seriously good listen. Cover painting by Wiley Wallace. Master by Al Carlson; Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Edition of 500." - Ideal.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS/PRURIENT
Title: Heavy Rain Returns
Format: CD
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $12.00
"Heavy Rain Returns" is a truly monumental album. Recorded in Bushwick, New York City - its an intense trip into harsh noise and electronic sickness. Carlos Giffoni is maybe best known for his great "Welcome Home" record for Important and his curator skills are infamous through his No Fun Fest in Brooklyn which is the worlds most extreme music festival. Prurient is Dominick Fernow who is operating the Hospital Productions label and shop out of a basement in New York. His albums "Black Vase" and the latest "Pleasure Ground" for Load Records are both highly recommended and loved. Here we hear two of the US-noise scenes absolutely most important creators together - and man, its pure energy hitting you hard. Most copies are in the US so hurry to get your copy. The noise is ON!" - Ideal.

Artist: LÖWENBRÜCK & MARCELLVS L., DANIEL
Title: Stallgewitter
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $20.00
"Composed of staged and natural field-recordings captured in Thailand, Iceland, Brazil and the UK. Mastered and cut by Andreas Lupo Lubich at Calyx, Berlin. Marcellvs L. was born in 1980 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and currently lives between Berlin and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. Working in both video and sound, he has exhibited internationally since the mid 00. He participated in numerous solo, group exhibitions and Biennials such as the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008), 9th Biennale of Lyon (2007) and 27th Biennale of São Paulo (2006). He exhibited at MAC - Musée dart contemporain de Lyon (2014), Helsinki Art Museum (2013), Astrup Fearnley Museet (2013), ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London (2012), NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2011), Kunsthalle Wien (2010), New Museum in New York (2010). Including some of the prices he has received are the Ars Viva Price 07/08 Sound and the main prize of 51st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2005. Daniel Löwenbrück (b.1974) is a German performance artist, composer of tape-music and (sometimes) visual-artist living in Berlin. He is releasing music and performing internationally since the 90s as part of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe (with Rudolf Eb.er, Dave Phillips, Joke Lanz), as a duo with singer and performance artist Doreen Kutzke, as part of the Cabaret Performance-Group Ohne (with Tom Smith, Dave Phillips, Reto Mäder), and solo as Raionbashi and under his real name, including performances and festival appearances in New York, Paris, Moscow, Minsk, London, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tokyo, Vienna etc. He has collaborated with Mattin, Column One, and lately with Leif Elggren and Marcellvs L. He founded the label Tochnit Aleph in 1994 publishing records and editions of Musique Concrete, Sound Poetry, Artist-Records & -Multiples and Noise Music. Since 2008 Löwenbrück curates the Gallery & Record-Shop Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) in Berlin. Edition of 300 copies." - Ideal.

Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: Dread Live
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
2017 limited repress. "Stephen OMalley deploys the second in a trio of documents of his improvisational prowess following his crushing Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs, which was brought forward in tribute to the November 2015 Paris attacks and released in December 2015. The minimalist electric guitar mantra Dread Live was performed at Studio Helmbreker in Haarlem, Netherlands, on September 6, 2013, and recorded by Mathijs Ton, with technical support by the great Tos Nieuwenhuizen, using a hypercardioid ribbon mic with immaculate 70s valve amp backline. The set was programmed as part of the opening of the Dread -- Fear in the age of technological acceleration exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem, curated by Juha vant Zelfde. It renders 40 minutes of Sunn O)))s OMalley at his most depressive and heavy and is something akin to a slow-motion baptism by waves of tarry, blackened harmonic distortion, holding the listener under its sinking pressure. How low can you go? OMalley knows. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 700 hand-numbered copies.” - Ideal.
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Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: End Ground
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
2017 limited repress. “End Ground forms the 3rd and final installment in a series of records documenting the solo prowess of Sunn 0)))s Stephen OMalley released on Swedens iDEAL Recordings. It was performed on electric guitar thru Sunn model T amps, and captured on zoom H4 at Centre Cultural Suisse, Bad Bonn Carte Blanche, Paris, France, on October 18th, 2013. In solo mode, stripped of his usual accomplices and collaborators, OMalley is no less than an elemental force. His durational meditations absorb and consume with steady-handed wave after wave of charred, sustained, and sub-harmonized chords casting the mesmerizing minimalist practice of La Monte Young into the physicality of Black Sabbaths original, heavy metal die. The A-side/first half of this 45 minute performance features OMalley tentatively coaxing out languorous riffs which turn the air around him to a pensive, vibrating mush. As the 2nd half dawns he begins to deliver more crushing blows, drawing out and subsiding the chords with a patented, gut-wrenching and vivifying power that transcends rock, avant-garde, minimalism -- all of that -- to awaken dormant senses not usually experienced with other musics or concise temporality. As with many of the most affective heavy drone recordings by Sunn 0))), among others, a modicum of patience is required in order to attain the right state for reception, but once your mind and body are malleable, the impact is deliciously visceral, primal and whelming. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Individually hand-numbered edition of 700 copies.” - Ideal.

Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $29.00
"Stephen OMalley on Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs upon its initial release in December 2015: "On 8 January 2015, the day following the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris (the city I have called home for the last eight years), I started a week-long tour of Norway. During this jaunt I faced the toxic reality daily of the horrible blossoming events intermittently via television. . . . The Trondheim concert on 9 January (depicted here) happened on a particularly intense day in this timeline... and was personally a true example of the purging power of immersion in music. Through a web of emotions resolving distance, disintegration, the intense power of the moment and the brutal fundamentalist, cultural and psychological aspects behind. . . Like most of us I have also sometimes fallen for the constant baiting toward anger, outrage, paranoia and fear in the daily life, often but not always misdirected, but it is not debilitating by any means. Its clear that as an experimental guitar player I have absolutely no political power (or even ability to articulate in those forms) but its important to take the opportunity to say fuck you in these situations. To the fascist and fundamentalist movements. To the absurding of the worst sides of monotheistic belief systems. And not only the perpetrators behind these events but also on other sides including the reactive and opportunistic. Those with most to gain are the underlying authoritarians in our own societies who have opportunities to implement and increase their control even further for their gains. The security changes we face in fact may also result in yet further increase in the loss of liberty and freedom. The reactions aimed toward increased separation of cultures, xenophobia, nationalism, and especially racism are highly regrettable. I hope these recordings offer a small sense of solace in the time, even for the few hundred who hear them. . . . For the concert on this record we had a massive backline with beautiful vintage Hiwatt amplifiers, and two PAs (including a Funktion One) in the small venue Blæst, the night hosted by Nymusikk. . . . This record is actually the third part of a trilogy of live solo guitar records we intended to be released on iDEAL during spring 2016." Mastered and cut by Matt Colton; Edition of 700 (hand-numbered)." - Ideal.

Artist: VON HAUSSWOLFF, CARL MICHAEL
Title: Matter Transfer
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Hand-numbered edition of 300. Provocative and controversial composer/sound artist presents a handful of ghostly tonal pieces composed for installations. The A-side Matter Transfer is a glacially creeping and visceral span of dissonant tone shades of a rather unsettling nature, perhaps best consumed late at night pre-slumber, whilst the proceeding three model versions hone in and illuminate more specific, minimalist and stereo-arcing frequencies. "All tracks composed at The Castle, 2006, and pre-mastered at La Hacienda, 2008, by Carl Michael von Hausswolff. Recorded at Färgfabriken Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden in connection with the exhibition "Matter!" by CMVH (12-channel audio composition) and Anita Gordh (visuals), 2006, curated by Jan Åman. A combination of Matter Transfer (model 4 and 5) was installed 2009 in Stavanger, Norway within the series Enter: Sonic Tank, Tou Scene, curated by Anne Hilde Neset. Matter is a part of the Moderna Museet collection in Stockholm." -Ideal.
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