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Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Heatstroke
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Serious analog destruction going on here. Giffoni uses synths the way Gordon Matta-Clark used sledgehammers. These tracks almost blew the record cutting head. Absolutely pushed to the limit. SOUND CHALLENGE!!!" - AA.
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Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: The Absence of Essence
Format: Double 7"
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Carlos Giffonis heavy synthesizer work recalls the crushing, massiveness of early industrial music. Completely consuming the air around it with heavy vibrations and total deprivation. These four tracks rip holes through the sonic barriers, loud and powerful but with entrancing subtleties and discreet builds. The nature of the 7" format does not harm Giffonis work which normally exists in extended lengths; instead very succinct and unwavering compositions result: creating four vignettes of grey industrial zones. As the person responsible for No Fun Productions and the No Fun Fest, this Brooklyn transplants presence in the current progression of the genre is undeniable. In an edition of 400 2x7"(one on white vinyl and one on black) sets in gatefold sleeves with art by Maya Miller of Heavy Tapes/Religious Knives." -Arbor

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Opening the Gates
Format: LP
Label: Borft
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
"For you who not know this is the guy behing the extreme festival "No Fun" in New York. Two long pieces containing pure analog synthesizer psychedelia. If you like Paul Kelday this is recommended but it is more destructive and primitive...) Lim Ed 300x" - Borft.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: The Last Analogue Session
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Mr Monotracts final analogue throw up is a Chimo paste dripping brain tangle.  Recorded in Bushwick in 2002, here we hear Carlos stumble into broken electronic/radio confussion, and emerge the other end with some kind of sonic afro." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Severance
Format: CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"After developing his calling card on Adult Life and The Eternal releases, Carlos Giffoni defines his signature with compositional electronic music. Melding the analog drone colliding tonality of the past expressions and inducing minimalist sequencer details, a pure electronic landscape is cultivated that nurtures the formation a man makes in stepping from the mysteries of youth into adulthood." - Hospital.

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
Title: Zamuro
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Limited edition of 300 copies in a heavy stock screen printed jacket. Numbered. "A Zamuro is a dark South American vulture of great size. Zamuro is also a solo composition piece for portable synth and analog filter. Side A on this LP is a live realization of this piece recorded at the Compound in San Francisco in 2006 (mastered by Lasse Marhaug). Carlos composed and performed this piece live on several tours in the U.S./Europe/Japan all throughout 2006 and 2007, if you saw him live in those two years, this is the piece he performed. This was the most complete version of it that made it to tape. Side B is a studio piece recorded live on a much larger modular synth, based around the same theme, but with structural and tonal variations not in the original composition. This is pure psychedelic electronic music. Cover illustration by Megan Ellis. Screenprinted at Monoroid." -Important

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Arrogance
Format: CD
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Five chapters of sound inspired by one of the most powerful and complex emotions of humankind. Arrogance is a departure from the digital machine insanity of his previous full length release, Welcome Home (Important Records), for a world of total analog electronics, primal energy, walls of monumental sound and precise attention to layers ? creating massive slowly evolving structures that are both beautiful and terrifying. Arrogance is the first CD release on the No Fun Productions label. Recorded live with no overdubs in Brooklyn during a 12 month period by Carlos Giffoni and mastered by James Plotkin. Cover artwork by award winning artist/designer Megan Ellis. Carlos Giffoni is a musician, composer, inventor, improviser, teacher, curator and programmer. Born in Venezuela but living in New York now for over 6 years, he has been releasing music since 1998 including live collaborations and recordings with Merzbow, Jim ORourke, Pita, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, John Duncan, Z. Karkowski, Chris Corsano, Mike Conelly, Nels Cline, Prurient, Fe-Mail and many others. He is also a member of Death Unit, Monotract and Old Bombs, and the curator of No Fun Fest, the most influential, diverse and extreme experimental music festival in the US." - No Fun.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Lift
Format: LP
Label: The Spring Press
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Pressing #01 in an edition of 250 copies on 200 gram virgin clear vinyl, featuring artwork by photographer Rachael Cassells. A new studio LP from this synth maverick. Primordial dance music comprised of pulsating analog rhythms and austere waves of mechanical tones. With beginnings in laptop electronics and his focus now turned toward analog synthesizers and modular manipulation, results vary from the extreme to the beautiful. Mastered by Casey Rice." -Spring Press.
"On "First Steps in a ruined world", he pushes this bleakness of vision further than ever into the noise territories he used to stalk in his pre-modular synth work... Theres physicality and momentum elsewhere, but by stripping back his music to its barest essentials, Giffoni has found a way to merge rhythm and texture, in the process creating a music whose sense of space and depth belies its economy of means. Over a concise four tracks, Giffoni projects a vision that revels in the idea of the synthesizer as a grimy, mud-encrusted machine whose function is to soundtrack a dystopian present rather than reference an idealised golden age or imagine a shiny ergonomic future." –Keith Monliné, The Wire.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: No Sense of Reality
Format: Lathe Cut 10"
Label: The Spring Press
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dedicated to New York City"

"The Lathe Edition series is a number of lathe-cut 10" record in s in very restricted runs. Each disc is cut by hand New York City, packaged in foil stamped tip-on Stoughton sleeves, individually titled and numbered." - The Spring Press.

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