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Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Untitled
Format: 7"
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"In the past Marcia Bassett(of Double Leopards, GHQ) has proved her versaitility under the Zaimph name; from the depraved feedback and tone fury of her "Sexual Infinity" CD on Hospital Productions to her delicate electric guitar and vocals waves on the "Mirage of The Other" LP on Gypsy Sphinx.  This untitled 7" release further proves this fact by recalling her earliest roots in the Siltbreeze band UN: vocal mantras and delicate strumming are placed over a hypnotically evolving base of looped piano, feedback, and strings.  The end result is something beautiful that twists the lines of classification, picking up little points of reference from her past bands and laying out a path towards the future.  In an edition of 500 7"s in proprinted full color foldover sleeves with art by Marcia.  Mastered by Josh Stevenson." - Arbor

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Mirage Of The Other
Format: LP
Label: Gipsy Sphinx
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
"(Gipsy Sphinxs) third release is a full LP (+/-40min) from Marcia Bassetts solo project Zaïmph. Marcia is well known for her leading role in freefolk/improv groups such as Double Leopards and GHQ, as well as for her groundbreaking work with free guitar/flesh metal duo Hototogisu. With her solo project Zaïmph she starts off from the base these groups laid out and takes things to another level, shredding boundaries between dark noise, drone and psych music. Its deeply meditative yet darkly disturbing and emotionally touching music. The LP, Zaïmphs vinyl debut, is pressed in a one-time edition of 525 copies on 180g vinyl with paste-on artwork on thick black jackets, full color 2-sided art paper insert, resealable plastic sleeve; etc.." - Gipsy Sphinx.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Live Hasselt
Format: CDR
Label: Heavy Blossom
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
Recorded 5.06.06 "A frozen howl of anguish blacks out tevelvision skies and turns water to blood. This is not fashion or distraction. A tumultuous upsurge of lashing spectral form, a doom fug of revenge - a swirl, a swathe - a blistering exhalation, rising bloody. This is not a utopian attempt to build transparent cathedrals and unite mankind. This is war - pure and bloody - implacable - real." -Heavy Blossom.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Serpents Bite
Format: CD
Label: Heavy Blossom
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Zaïmphs first CD release on her own label Heavy Blossom. Serpents Bite is made up of 8 separate pieces of vapory splendor, pierced metallic sounds, flickering radiance, and exquisite anguish. Culled from the Zaimph archives and recorded between 2005 - 2006; two previously released CDR tracks, now re-edited, rest aside six unreleased tracks. Multiple amplifiers channel dense, 3-dimensional sound played live with no overdubs. This is organic darkness. Grave-vaults of guitar tunnel through distorted clouds of smoke rising from the watery abyss. Vocals of dissolving thoughts recite mysterious incantations. De-tuned piano recordings and infectious drum machine beats dissolve through phantom empires of multiple effects. Complete derangement of the senses. The entirety was mastered by Christelle Gualdi at Loosduinseweg No. 9. Recorded primarily in England, with the exception of tracks 4 & 7, these recordings are as much of a reflecting back as a pulling towards -- Agrippas Mirror to an unseen Universe. The fox hunted and revered wears a golden breast of jewels reciting from Wordsworth via de Quincey: Fabric it seemd of diamond, and of gold, with alabaster domes, and silver spires.... Settle into the tranquility of repose. Sound is fractured oscillations." -Heavy Blossom

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Unfolded Gold
Format: CDR
Label: Heavy Blossom
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
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Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Sexual Infinity
Format: CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"marcia bassett of double leopards, hototogisu, ghq, fame on her first proper solo full length has given us one of our favorites in the history of hospital productions. sexual infinty stands refreshingly organized into six escalating pieces of her signature guitar, voice, and electronic moodscapes entrancing the listener with sinister seduction. comparisons to early 80s power electronics and industrial acts as uncommunity, mauthausen orchestra and ramleh reside in the underbelly of zaïmphs ability to generate ominous, gritty, and doom laden atmosphere cloaked in a thick lush drone. what begins with raw ethereal guitar shadows of longing delight closes with vital gripping electronic tension." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Death Blooming Pleasure
Format: LP
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Whoever shall listen to this and shall take notice of these personal occurrences will discern it concerned none but for my self. so reads the back of the new lp by zaimph. when spinning this dark velvet cloak a door opens to clouds of smoke shooting out the windows sills of the shell of old library like ink plumes while smokes leaps like black cats between the curtains. stone and concrete crumble and fill the air with gray gas showering the the maze of shrubs in the courtyard with a dark veil of soot. Marcia Bassett has tread the waters of noise pysch drone and continues to defy the categories. a dark psychadelic guitar wash peaks its head out of the smoldering coals that could have been released on the mighty slaughter productions death industrial temple from Italy. further morbidity croaks from the slicing vocals of a distraught entity being ripped from one dimension to the other... and rather enjoying her ordeal. light the candles and burn the incense.... Limited to 300 copies." - No Fun

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: La Nuit Electrique
Format: CD
Label: Utech
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, Hototogisu) rears Zaimphs vile head once again on La Nuit Electrique. A raspy, delicate instrumental passage begins like a crippled music box. Elegant and soporose. Blackened guitar and amplification apprise the rest. Acrid feedback hangs in the air and vocal modulations clot inside dark rivers of current. The night electric." -Utech.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: The Undetermined Dyad
Format: LP
Label: Volcanic Tongue
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Edition of 300 copies, with sleeves featuring original artwork by Marcia Bassett, all silkscreened by Alan Sherry of SIWA and with a full-color insert. Expertly mastered by Tom Carter of Charalambides. Zaïmph is working cover for the solo experiments of Marcia Bassett, formerly of Un and Double Leopards, currently of GHQ and Hototogisu. The Undetermined Dyad functions as the fulcrum of her career to date, looking back towards her experiments in group levitation with Double Leopards while extrapolating on her recent solo work. Most of all its a guitar record and one that sits comfortably alongside previous six-string monoliths like John Faheys Days Have Gone By, Donald Millers A Little Treatise On Morals and Masayuki Takayanagis Live At Zojoji Hall while sounding quite unlike any of them. Bassetts re-imagining of the instrument pushes it to the point of almost translucence, where the physical fact of the guitar itself is almost completely subsumed by echo, F/X, loops and the kind of improvisatory logic that prizes infinite expansion and organic growth over repeated tropes or riffs. Aspects of the first side -- the eerie ghost voices, the deep space echo -- recall the electrified ritual of nomadic Japanese avant gardists Taj Mahal Travellers but more immediately it sounds like a magnification of her individual contribution to Double Leopards, generating towers of electricity that move from malevolent arcs of anti-gravity and spumes of throttled single notes through to deep wormholes that do violence to feeble notions of time and space. The B-side is a little more aggressive, with the tactile sound of strings on pick-ups anchoring a gorgeous wash of all-consuming drone and garage band fuzz before Bassett cranks the tone into realms of total sonic reducer. If your concept of the guitar begins with Jimi Hendrix setting the fucking thing on fire and ends with the sound of voltage completely liberated from any kind of tonal or harmonic anchor whatsoever, then this record may well be the girl youve been praying for. But you wont wanna introduce her to your parents." --David Keenan, Glasgow, April 2008.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Between The Infinite And The Finite
Format: LP
Label: Yew
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Between The Infinite And The Finite is Zaimphs first solo studio recording. Three new improvisations capture field recordings of stolen conversations, live radio and echoes that shimmer in a reverberant magnetic darkness of empty corridors. Spectral spaces entwine with the corporeal, amplified strings blossom in explosions, repetition and ominous tones of destruction and decline, slowly sequenced into a fragile space of beauty. The instinctive activity seeps into our deepest subconscious. Zaimph is the solo project of Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, Hototogisu, GHQ). Since the mid-90s, Bassett has been exploring free-form improvisational music and spontaneous sound in her collaborations and solo work. Between The Infinite And The Finite is comprised of three new works using analog and digital synthesizers, processed voice, field recordings, piano and amplified strings. Recorded in the intimacy of Brooklyns Bunker Studios by Stephen Conover. A horror takes form in the living contradiction which exists in the clash between the infinite and the finite. Everything thats here exists. Artwork by Marcia Bassett. Edition of 300." - Yew.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Control Risks
Format: Cass
Label: Yew
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Self-released 2012 tour-only cassette.
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Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Imagine Yourself Here...
Format: LP
Label: Yew
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Imagine Yourself Here....is the inaugural release on Marcia Bassetts new label YEW. The cover is a parody advertisement taken from an ad for luxury condos in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn. The promise of authenticity and Bohemia turned into pricey real estate. Bassetts dense hypnotic soundscapes recontextualize this superficial advertising to create an otherwordly existence. Side a opens out from metronomic foreboding into the whispering night-processes, before breaking apart under mesmeric vocal laments and fractured rhythms of dark space. Side bs woven textures blend with languorous insistent variations exploring the inside-outside dialectic of perception. Edition of 300 in full color sleeves with insert." - Yew.

Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Two Aspects Divided
Format: LP
Label: Yew
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Two Aspects Divided is the fifth release on Zaimphs own Yew label. Composed of two side-length pieces, Zaimph illuminates harshness through two massive movements. Side a, New Exclusive Digital Stonehenge, is a ruptured circuit of distorted control patterns. A demolition of experience melts into liquid sound, always evading linearity, forging an allegorical bridge between an outer world of reality and the truth of a digital inner space. Living Fiction on side b follows a remote dream of death skulls and industrial nihilism, its structure and processes constantly sabotaged by chaotic deviations and cold incantations. Edition of 150." - Yew.

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