Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Likening New KSV Release Volleys to Ungovernable Forces of Nature Pt. 660...

Greetings from KSV Zentrum!

Karl and stooped insiders are preparing a month-long new release fiesta set to begin Friday. Gird exposed loins and open the moth-ridden vaults, because you'll want more than an arthritic handful.

On October 30th we'll be re-releasing our document of late September's sterling Silke Arp Bricht performances by frequent Caroliner contributor Core of the Coalman and Hannover improvisor Pit Noack (it sold out so quickly that even our regulars were unable to obtain it, so we're issuing a one-time-only second edition of five); at the weekend we'll also be offering the debut Atelier Grammophon performance by superb Hannoverian avant-concrète duo Generator 2 (KSV 049).

These releases will follow, accompanied by the usual nervous tics and defeaning borborygmi:

To Live and Shave in L.A. - Die Fehde des Gemischs (KSV 030). Three discs. We know you've been waiting...

TS - To Which Clotted Horrors Do You Fail to Refer? (KSV 041). Ninety miniatures, sung and performed by our initialled resident hierophant. Many moons in the making.

Withered Runes - Unworthy Censer (KSV 047). Relics of the late 60s Cambridge scene, fondly dismembered.

40 Berlin Versions (KSV 050). A five-hour birthday party is cross-sectioned. Consider this as a warning.

Crvi - 2 Adaptive Behaviors (KSV 051). New sounds from Split, Croatia's wormiest overlords!

And a still-unnamed album from our Romanian mastering prodigies Linda, Viola & Uwe (KSV 052)!

Plus: Tom Smith - Naturally Occuring Black Metal λόγος (KSV 044). An 80-page photobook with accompanying CD. Strictly limited edition of ten. 45 Euro, postpaid. Once they're gone, they're gone to Norway.

And, at the beginning of December, What's a qNadsat Word for Tank Jazz?, a hulking 10-month anniversary box containing the first 50 KSV releases, a bonus CD, two bonus DVDs, and a gigantic color poster. Limited edition of 10. 160 Euro, postpaid. Each takes a week to assemble, so if you've an interest, reserve your place in queue now!

You know where to ask and what not to wear. Avanti!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

New New New New from Karl Schmidt Verlag!

Good Morning,

We have a new compendium ready on the pad for immediate launch...

KSV 048 Silke Arp Bricht: 29. Sep (Core of the Coalman vs. Pit Noack)

An exciting, intimate evening of full-bore instrumental (and concrète) improvisation. Jorge Boehringer (aka Core of the Coalman) soared, and Herr Noack (my partner in the duo Three Resurrected Drunkards) played what was perhaps his best solo set ever. Exceptional musicians, and two superb sets of immersive, forward-thinking sound.

01 Pit Noack - Untitled (17:19)

(PN: tape decks, prepared cassettes, speaker array)

02 Core of the Coalman - Untitled (39:29)

(Jorge Boehringer: viola and treatments, voice)

03 Version (18:08)

(Mixed by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, 6 Oct 09)


Recorded live by Karl on the H2 Zoom.
Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Here's info cribbed from Core of the Coalman's Facebook profile:

"We are influenced by many things we read, and also people that we talk to. Also we are influenced by our environments, both actively and passively. By actively I mean I practice an attentiveness to landscapes I move through both "urban" and "rural" and am influenced by many things entering my senses and mind in these environments, not to mention the environments encountered while dreaming. I learned this other artists and philosophers and their work. So its original."


Edition of 15.


€ 8.49 EU / € 10 Elsewhere

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Best Best Best Best,


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

KSV: Eight New Releases!

Hello Droogies!

Since late August, Karl and I have been working round the clock to smuggle a cache of degenerate skullfuckery directly to your mom's backdoor. Just a few minutes ago we jumped the gate, dropped off the rucksack, ripped away our fake moustaches, exchanged our doctored Bolivian passports for dual Iranian/Israeli documents, and took the nearest photon accelerator back to HQ for this debriefing. Ready?

KSV 025 VA - Karl Schmidt Verlag: Was du nicht wissen wolltest... (2xCD)

The label's first 25 releases fused, unmercifully chopped at odd angles, then sewn back together again. Brain-blowing ur-cacophony, six months in the unmaking.

Disc One

101 Untwists Chastened Willows (70:27)

Disc Two

201 Hatch Midst Milk Storm (76:59)

Edited, mixed and produced by Tom Smith for KSV.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Edition of 15.


KSV 045 Eugene Chadbourne - Live, Silke Arp Bricht, Hannover, 19 Sept 09

(2xCD, plus limited bonus disc)

Hot off the subhuman switchboard, this document of Dr. Chadbourne's recent two-hour stand at local culture dungeon Silke Arp Bricht will flay your remaining azure seedlings. Needless to sputter, more spittoon-dunked greatness from the North Carolinian rake maestro.

Disc One

101 Pt. 1 (53:00)

Disc Two

201 Pt. 2 (48:48)

Disc Three (limited to the first ten orders)

301 Version (TS mix) (54:03)

Composed and performed by EC.

Recorded by Karl at SAP, Hannover.
Edited and produced by Tom Smith for KSV.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Edition of 20.


KSV 046 Academia Riding Rust - A Perforated Rink

If you're as nauseated by All Tomorrow's Parties' fetid penchant for hauling elder cabals out of semi-retirement to perform ancient texts for lazy rubberneckers as we are, then this screed is right up your core collapse! ARR took Suicide's recent (and wholly unnecessary) ATP live run-through of their '77 Red Star debut platter, squeezed it through the galley porthole of Mark Knoffler's 700-foot runabout, and drove the point past the vacant lot where the Dirty Three's last shred of dignity was found gagged, broken, and defiled. You know what comes next...

Composed by ARR.

01 A Perforated Rink (42:21)

Edited, mixed and produced TS for KSV, September 2009.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Edition of 15.


KSV 043 Ikea Cafe Ambiance vs. Schützenfest Autumn Carnival

Recorded September 5. A day trip to the home furnishings colossus, then a slow stroll around a particularly threadbare carny encampment. A flourishing ace shunts sons; hot hypermedia tots curtly purr "Barracuda therapy tiller..."

01 Ikea Cafe Ambiance (17:03)
02 SAC (12:02)
03 Composite (17:03)
04 Version (17:39)

Recorded by Karl at Ikea, Hannover, and the Schützenfest Autumn Carnival, Küchengarten, Hannover, on September 5, 2009.

Mixed and produced by Tom Smith at KSV HQ, Hannover.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Edition of 10.


KSV 042 Christopher Fleeger - 1977, USA

A document of the San Francisco-based improvisor's bracing, consistently satisfying early September performance at Silke Arp Bricht. Such a relief from the usual, respectable dull presence offered by other abstract sound artists... Fleeger's footage of venerable mice provide explicit links between militia postulations and dowagers' palms. Epic, and epicene.

Composed and performed by Christopher Fleeger.

Recorded live by Karl at Pit's Salon, Silke Arp Bricht (foyer), Hannover, on September 2, 2009.

Opening/closing remarks by PN.

Edited and produced by TS for KSV.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

CF: modified pads, mallets, brainwave amplifier

01 Complete Set (40:47)
02 Version (TS mix) (19:05)

Didn't realize until after the set that Herr Fleeger's a homeboy - he grew up less than 60 miles from my sleepy native hamlet...

Edition of 15.


KSV 040 Three Resurrected Drunkards - Baukasten: Exact Linearity

The third release from the duo of Pit Noack and Tom Smith, one that takes their shattered aesthetic (as represented by rehearsal and live recordings made at the titular venue in August) to illogical extremes of abstraction.

Composed and performed by PN and TS.

(Extracted elements of "I Must Mourn" composed by Tim Lane Seaton & Tom Smith/Rope Cosmetology.)

PN: cassette decks, prepared tapes, speaker array.
TS: voice

Recorded by Tom at Baukasten, Hannover, and by Pit at Zum Zigaretten, Hannover, August 2009.

Edited, mixed, and produced by TS for KSV, September 2009.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

01 Nitrate Lyricist (6:22)
02 Clarinetist I Try (6:41)
03 Beak Aunts (6:10)
04 Absent Auk (25:56)
05 Proper Monsoons (10:59)
06 Drachma Lipstick Knot (9:29)

Edition of 15.


KSV 039 Anne - An Innkeeper's Totems

Anne is an orphaned keyring amulet. This is her first album for Karl Schmidt Verlag.

Anne has little patience for Beatles/Stones schlager remakes. Her wrath has been made flesh...

01 Anne Pt. 1 (21:26)
02 Anne Pt. 2 (10:50)
03 Anne Pt. 3 (16:02)
04 Anne Pt. 4 (18:02)

Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Anne at Mallard Kvetch Rigs, Celle, Germany, August-September 2009.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Edition of 15.


KSV 038 Gaunt Exes - Trunk Situ

Karl Schmidt and TS collaborate at long last! The assemblages were crafted by Herr Schmidt, and the vocal shards were injected into soft, pulpy tissue by Smith. Very fucking dangerous to your ears. (Defaced shipwrights' adzes agree.)

Likely to scrub pesky foul notions from your latest tony infrared summons...

01 Quota Torments (20:09)
02 Irk Me (20:46)
03 Omit Copse (20:53)
04 Papal Louse Op (4:57)

Composed and performed August-September 2009 by Karl Schmidt (assemblages) and Tom Smith (voice and electronics).

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

Edition of 15.


That's the update!


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