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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Kitchen
Format: LP
Label: Bocian
Country: Poland
Price: $20.00
Edition of 350. “Kevin Drumm is a musician not only known as a one-man-orchestra exploring the boundaries of music, but also a star under the banner of inestimable Bocian Records label. This time we were granted with access to his kitchen. The LP is limited to 34 minutes, consisting of 2 pieces, originally recorded in 1996 yet fully remastered in 2012. Side one piece slowly opens a kitchen door. Smooth, equilibrious and loopy sound fractions that surpass those requirements ambient music is bound to meet. First, a violin plays alongside a Carmen accordion, treated with surprising effects, of which the original sound is not to be easily discovered. The otherside composition leads the listener from the kitchen straight to the slaughterhouse. Incomparably louder and uncompromising; too refined for an industrial-related noise piece, but again overweighing any experimental canon that might be followed. Enjoy the kitchen experience.” - Iwona Palka.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Relief
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Once more, Chicagos finest, Kevin Drumm, delivers a devastating slab of emotionally-charged noise. Its been 10 years since the epic statement that was Sheer Hellish Miasma. In the meantime, Drumm trawled through the depths of the global underground with a back-breaking catalog of releases for labels all over. Returning to Editions Mego, he delivers Relief, a 36-minute hypnotic roller-coaster ride through the depths of his unique palette of audio tactics. A haunting melody pinned to a bed of nails while it spins around the room, thats the kind of stuff Editions Mego likes. Extreme but approachable, a piece of music that demands repeated listens. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, September 2012." -Editions Mego.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Sheer Hellish Miasma
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $15.50
"Originally released in 2002, now reissued with a bonus track. Utilizing guitar, tapes, mics, pedals, analog synthesizer and some computer assistance, Chicagos own Kevin Drumm concocted a sonic beast with Sheer Hellish Miasma. One is taken on an intense journey of storming feedback, open audio onslaught and somewhat savaged sonics. The extreme end of anarchic electronics and possibly a hint of musical violence is present throughout much of the disc. An essential release capturing Drumm at his most ferocious and most inventive. Its an exhilarating, visceral test of endurance brimming with demonic humor and a tour of Drumms ever-expanding sonic palette. For seasoned noise veterans, Sheer Hellish Miasma offers a bracing soundscape filled with exquisitely abrasive textures and more than enough hidden detail to warrant repeated listening - a distinct voice in the increasingly same-sounding world of abstract electronic noise. For everyone else, Drumms journey through the noisy underworld is likely to inspire fear or, in an optimistic case, fearful admiration. This reissue comes with an additional track, "Impotent Hummer," taken from the same period - a 13-minute drone piece that draws the listener into the forthcoming blizzard. In total? A din of arms, the fierce swell of damaged drone and the shriek of subtle shifting sonic slaughter ... for the seasoned, a bountiful sonic feast awaits, for the meek its intense and rewarding - noise rarely sounds this exhilarating. Revised artwork by Stephen OMalley. Re-mastered at Piethopraxis, Köln, December 2006." - Mego.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Sheer Hellish Miasma
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"At last, Kevin Drumms classic 2002 album sees a full vinyl release, including a bonus track. Crank it! Utilizing guitar, tapes, mics, pedals, analog synthesizer and some computer assistance, Chicagos own Kevin Drumm concocted a sonic beast with Sheer Hellish Miasma. One is taken on an intense journey of storming feedback, open audio onslaught and somewhat savaged sonics. The extreme end of anarchic electronics and possibly a hint of musical violence is present throughout much of the disc. An essential release capturing Drumm at his most ferocious and most inventive. Its an exhilarating, visceral test of endurance brimming with demonic humor and a tour of Drumms ever-expanding sonic palette. For seasoned noise veterans, Sheer Hellish Miasma offers a bracing soundscape filled with exquisitely abrasive textures and more than enough hidden detail to warrant repeated listening -- a distinct voice in the increasingly same-sounding world of abstract electronic noise. For everyone else, Drumms journey through the noisy underworld is likely to inspire fear or, in an optimistic case, fearful admiration. This reissue comes with an additional track, "Impotent Hummer," taken from the same period -- a 13-minute drone piece that draws the listener into the forthcoming blizzard. In total? A din of arms, the fierce swell of damaged drone and the shriek of subtle, shifting sonic slaughter ... for the seasoned, a bountiful sonic feast awaits, for the meek its intense and rewarding -- noise rarely sounds this exhilarating. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, September 27, 2010 by Rashad Becker. Deluxe gatefold sleeve with gold foil lettering on the cover." -Editions Mego
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Trouble
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Trouble is the brand-new dispatch from the assorted output of Kevin Drumm and sits as one of the quietest in his entire catalog. A single continuous 54-minute excursion into the netherworld of the audio spectrum, Trouble is neither ambient nor drone, but a more complex investigation into the deep recesses of sound. One which discreetly works itself into the mind of a listener willing to invest in the path laid out in this extremely subtle, beautiful and exceptional release. Recorded in winter, 2013-2014 at Frostbite, Chicago, IL. Mastered by Russell Haswell." - Editions Mego.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Land Of Lurches
Format: LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Imperial Distortion
Format: Double CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"What does a person do when faced with a work like Imperial Distortion? There are rare moments in an artists work where they reveal a greater truth. Kevin Drumm has already made such a statement with his last major solo work, 2002s Sheer Hellish Miasma. Where that record took noise music to a new level of near-impenetrable exactitude, Imperial Distortion is an altogether different beast. Beauty as an aesthetic can be as terrifying as horror, desire unfulfilled, romance that lingers and never goes away, no matter how disappointing. A preoccupation with death can be the only result. On this extended long-form release, Kevin Drumm comes face to face with minimal drone music and confronts the genre by providing one of its absolute pinnacles at the forefront; movement. Drone music at its most concentrated and ably performed has build and depth in its tones. Although there might be the illusion of stasis, the opposite is true. From the opening 20-minute track Guillain-Barre, the mood of the album is laid clear. The arrangements are shadowy layers of soundtrack-like tones not entirely unlike the work that Popul Vuh provided for Herzogs films. By track two, More Blood and Guts, with its ominous bell tones, it becomes apparent that there is a true nothing thats associated with these sounds, other than the mood-inducing hypnosis and the feeling of drowning, yet having no ability to fight the slow pull. The middle portion of the record is Snow, which was released as a limited cassette last year on Hospital Productions. This material was a teaser for the full album Imperial Distortion. The tracks have an almost ballad-esque sense of elegance, using tone and frequency as melodic portals to nowhere. The sustain in the piece suggests a weight while remaining alarmingly pleasant to the ears. The tension suggests an anxiety that never truly dies. The alarm comes from the juxtaposition of tones and mood. While the tones may sound gorgeous in their purity, the mood implies a profound sense of unease and perhaps an acceptance of the inevitability of existential dilemma. This point is most thoroughly evidenced by the albums closer, We All Get It In the End. While the piece starts out with lullaby ease, a few minutes in, an equally severe dark drone eclipses the light and the night takes over. Here in the enveloped sounds, the clouds pass over the moonlight creating a spectral dark that is unforgettable in its intensity. To answer the initial question of Imperial Distortion, this is a work that commands intellectual and emotional commitment on the levels of the greatest works to come from this genre. Kevin Drumm has accomplished that rare balance to create a masterwork that no one has yet to come close to in this era. Your best bet is to surrender."-Hospital. Repressed!
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Imperial Distortion
Format: Triple LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $45.00
"What does a person do when faced with a work like Imperial Distortion? There are rare moments in an artists work where they reveal a greater truth. Kevin Drumm has already made such a statement with his last major solo work 2002s Sheer Hellish Miasma. Where that record took noise music to a new level of near-impenetrable exactitude, Imperial Distortion is an altogether different beast. Beauty as an aesthetic can be as terrifying as horror, desire unfulfilled, romance that lingers and never goes away no matter how disappointing. A preoccupation with death can be the only result. On this extended long form release Kevin Drumm comes face to face with minimal drone music and confronts the genre by providing one of its absolute pinnacles at the forefront; movement. Drone music at its most concentrated and ably performed has build and depth in its tones. Although there might be the illusion of stasis the opposite is true. From the opening twenty minute track Guillain-Barre the mood of the album is laid clear. The arrangements are shadowy layers of soundtrack like tones not entirely unlike the work that Popul Vuh provided for Herzogs films. By track two more Blood and Guts with its ominous bell tones its apparent that there is a true nothing thats associated with these sounds other than the mood inducing hypnosis and the feeling of drowning yet having no ability to fight the slow pull. On white vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve." -Hospital.
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Imperial Distortion (Remastered Edition)
Format: Triple LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $41.00
"One of the most iconic ambient albums of the last decade, Imperial Distortion (2008) had an extremely limited vinyl pressing a couple of years ago which some argued never quite captured the full depth and frequency range of the original material due to the way in which it was mastered. This brand-new edition has long been planned by the label and has now been painstakingly remastered by Matt Colton, unveiling a filigree spectrum of microtonal flux and layers of atmosphere that were simply neglected with the previous edition. Its like surveying the same post-apocalyptic landscape without your gas mask on. Megos genre-defining Sheer Hellish Miasma (EMEGO 053LP) might have set Kevin Drumm up as Americas premier exponent of grinding noise, but Imperial Distortion is an entirely different beast and confirmed Drumm as one of the most important figures in the American avant-garde. Unfolding over two hours of music, Imperial Distortion was the post-millennial answer to Aphex Twins seminal Selected Ambient Works Vol. II. But where Richard D. James created a floating world tapped into his lucid dreams, Drumm takes us into the darkest recesses somewhere deep beneath the sea with bombs and guns tearing flesh and concrete overhead. The album offers an escape; the subtle oscillations and tones thick with guilt and pregnant with disdain for a palsied society, and on headphones leave you totally paralyzed. Make no mistake: Drumm is no newcomer to the scene and isnt jumping on or off any bandwagon. If youve never heard this incredible album before, youre in for quite a treat." -Hospital.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Imperial Horizon
Format: CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
2009 release.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Snow
Format: Cass
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Tannenbaum
Format: Double CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Kevin Drumm returns to Hospital with a double album of malign electronic ambient music. Drumms subtle work with moving, roving drones keeps the pace and tempos moving with Hitchcockian tension while details of a story emerge with swells and fades as other sequences are lost in the clatter of long chambers of isolation adorned with the trimmings of pagan beauties. Edition of 500." -Hospital Productions.
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: 1983
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Blast Of Silence 1
Format: Triple CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $20.00

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Dont Ask
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Dying Air
Format: Double Cass
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Earrach
Format: Double CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Spring 2013 release. "Source material- random cassette tapes, 4 tape players,computer assistance." - Kevin Drumm.
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Electronic Harassment
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Electronic Harassment 4-5
Format: Double CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Recorded 2011-13.
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Electronic Harassment II/III
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $9.00

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: I Have A Computer
Format: Triple CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $20.00

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Phantom Jerk
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"6 oscillators recorded July, 2013." - Kevin Drumm.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Quiet Nights
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $9.00

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: The Back Room
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: The Kitchen
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Accordion, Big Muff, Traynor TS-15, Shur SM-57, Computer Assistance 2012"
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: The Whole House
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $9.00

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Twinkle Toes
Format: CDR
Label: Kevin Drumm
Country: USA
Price: $9.00

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: The Back Room
Format: LP
Label: Monotype
Country: Poland
Price: $24.00
“Kevin Drumm is a Chicago-based experimental artist and one of the most important musicians in the electroacoustic noise scene. During his career he has worked with great improvisers such as Mats Gustafsson, producer Jim ORourke and saxophonist Ken Vandermark. Kevin DrummsImperial Distortion (HOS 134LP) and Sheer Hellish Miasmah (EMEGO 053LP) are must-hear albums of contemporary avant-garde. The Back Room is a vinyl reissue of a previously self-released album. Two years ago, Drumm prepared by himself 100 copies of a CD-R full of intensive noise. The whole conception from the beginning sounded like something recorded not for a CD but for an LP. There are two parts: one consists of three very short, high-pitched pieces. Another part is built with two long compositions where you can hear and even feel many shades of analog electronic noise, with all of its brutal beauty.” - Monotype.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: April
Format: CDR
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Signed, self released edition. April/April (Outtake).

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Artificial Organ
Format: CDR
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Signed, self released edition.
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: June 2017
Format: CDR
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Signed, self released edition of 20 numbered copies.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Live Last Week
Format: CDR
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Signed, self released edition of 30 numbered copies.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Recline 2017
Format: Double CD
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Signed, self released numbered edition of 30.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Redundant Phase
Format: CDR
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Signed, self released edition of 40 numbered copies.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: The Illusion Of Having Plans
Format: CDR
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Signed, self released edition.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Elapsed Time
Format: 6 CD Box
Label: Sonoris
Country: France
Price: $50.00
"Since his emergence in the experimental music scene, about 20 years ago now, Kevin Drumm has perpetually shaken up conventions of various sub-genres with his major albums, for example, shifting from the tabletop/prepared guitar with his first self-titled album (1997), to noise with Sheer Hell Miasma (EMEGO 053LP, 2002), to ambient/drone with Imperial Distortion (HOS 134LP, 2008). He has been notably prolific recently, with numerous self-released CDR and digital releases. Elapsed Time is a collection of some of these recent works, dating from 2012 to 2016: desolate ambient drone (Middle Of Nothing (2016), February (2016)), "cassette tape music" or raw musique concrete, (Earrach (2013), The Whole House (2012)), computer assisted live electronics and rough spectral music (Crooked Abode (2015), Bolero Muter (2015)), with additional tracks from Tannenbaum (2013) and Shut-In (2014). Elapsed Time documents one of the key figures in American avant-garde at his peak of creativity. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi; Hi-fi system recommended." - Sonoris.

"Elapsed Time is undoubtedly destined to be a classic, and one of the finest experimental tomes to emerge over the last years. . . . despite his noisy reputation, KD music can be overwhelmingly sensual even at its loudest, providing a form of minimalism replete with a delicate, melancholic motion. How wildly divergent emotions rise, hover, and fall using so little is a mystery that only Kevin Drumm can provide. While you may not find an answer, you can certainly get lost in the question." -Fabio Carboni (SoundOhm/Die Schachtel)

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Thin Wrist
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Thin Wrist Recordings presents the expanded and definitive double LP edition of Kevin Drumms groundbreaking first album, originally released in 1997. Featuring some of the most fiercely abstract and organic guitar work ever heard, Drumms debut is both jarring and completely alien. Dubbed by some as the greatest prepared guitar record ever recorded it prefigured (and continues to trump) almost an entire decade or so of contemporary "out" music that would follow. Beautiful and completely essential. This edition includes an entire fourth side of previously unreleased recordings from Drumms personal archive, all recorded in the same era as the original album. It also includes entirely new artwork featuring the body of the actual guitar used to record the album. The album comes housed in a heavy textured gatefold jacket and includes two full color inserts. High quality 2 x 180 gram vinyl pressed at Pallas Germany and mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M Berlin. Digital download included." - Thinwrist. "Looking back at Kevin through his formidably individual tunnel of works, its hard to remember that his first official recorded statement would be caught sneaking into bed alongside historys milestones of "solo instrument improvisation." Or that, in turn, it also would be caught trying to sneak out of the house built by Father Jazz, into a backyard that still hasnt quite been fenced off yet. Those running around Chicago chasing down the sound in the mid-90s shouldve already known about this guy and his contributions both in and out of the relative spotlight. For those far from the city winds, thankfully they mightve gotten the message in the form of this missive. In the afterglow of later love letters titled Sheer Hellish Miasma and Imperial Distortion, its absolutely overdue that this first musty green postcard be dug out, polished off, and framed. Judged by its understated title, "Self-Titled" aka "Guitar" is incredibly literal -- what you hear is what you get. In the simplest considerations, the ensuing connotations and possibilities are wide open; the real-time velocity of urgent decision and movement are wrapped in a clearly-mapped compositional endurance that continues to stand firmly in the relative spotlights of this day. No surprise then, that even all these years later, we would still be trying to figure out exactly at which table Kevin should squarely sit. They say that every kid who heard this record immediately went out and grabbed a busted guitar with a scratchy selector switch, ready to subject their friends to fuzzy pauses of amp hum. I know of at least four."- C. Spencer Yeh, spring 2010, Brooklyn NY.

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