1. NEW GOLD SOUNDZ RELEASES
GS#32 VLUBA “GET TREE BEHIND ME, SATAN” CDR 5 EURO
no music, drone music, freak rock & freaky no music (?), acid harsh rock, long distant folk, harsh noise; cosmic music, conceptual art music, free improvisation, magical music for the high kings from the high spheres….. Vluba are from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and might be the cousins of Reynols, They have releases out on Foxglove, MYMWLY, Seedy R and Imvated. Edition of 50.
GS#33 OLD FASHIONED DONKEYS "CARNIVAL IS BURNING" CDR 5 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH TIBPROD)
Great industrial clatter'n'rumble from the duo of Nicolas Malevitsis (of Absurd records fame) and Panagiotis Spoulos (of Phase rec.) 2 long (18-20 mins each) workouts of mind-melting, bent electronic gurgling, will surely put the most restless minds to ease. Edition of 100.
GS#39 JOE+N "THE NON-CONFIDENTIAL PORTION OF A BORING-ASS MEETING" CDR 5 EURO
New great album from the active Carbon man Joe Tunis + the "n" factor always present in his works.. Poisonous psych-guitar workouts smashing in & slashing up the atmosphere of high-corporate boardrooms.... Edition of 75.
GS#42 V/A -"REWIRED BURGLAR ALARMS" CDR 6 EURO
A bunch of artists who I admire were asked to remix/ rewire/ re-whatever my music. All source sounds are taken from my bottom-heavy drone-opus "New sounds for burglar alarms" disc. I'm really happy with the results. Cut-up electro-bashing, thrashy noise, artsy drones and flat-out doom, a great album, actually, and it all goes surprisingly well together... Features Robert Horton, Staplerfahrer, Crazy River, Qrt, Anders Gjerde, Sten Ove Toft (of Ryfylke), Pål Asle Pettersen, Jan-M. Iversen, Charles Balls (of canadian duo Gastric Female Reflex) and A. Jarvis/M. Jarvis (of Firstperson fame). Comes in ejector-case. 40 copies.
GS#45 GASTRIC FEMALE REFLEX "LOVERS IN THE MIDST OF EATING FRIES" LP 13 EURO
(CO-RELEASE WITH BENNIFFER EDITIONS and ABSURD)
Gastric Female Reflex has been targeting an unsuspecting public with their expertly executed and fried garage-art-noise/junk since their first 2 Gold Soundz slabs 2 years ago or so. Many a fine CD and cassette has been rolling down the runway since then, but always with a ultra-high quality control and superswanky homecrafted artwork. But THIS is the real shit in the fan - the real(est) deal of 'em all, a superbly wellcrafted LongPlaying vinyl album!! Somewhere between American tapes, "classic" mid-nineties NZ Underground + a healthy dose of Crank Sturgeon / euro-actionist noise humor (if you need the namedrops+pops).
LP comes sandwiched between two pieces of thick chipboard, marbled and screened with meagre lung-capacity and dwindling solvent-doused health by the glossy-eyed beniffer editions - further confirmation that limited editions and personal detriment knows no bounds. limited to 316.
GS#51 JAZZFINGER "PENNY DREADFUL" C-30 CASS 5 EURO
Yeah! A new release of beautiful rusty soulful drones from this highly talented duo. There's something really casual but at the same time extremely compelling about this that always keeps me coming back for more... Noise and drones but still so much more.... Edition of 50.
GS#52 ROBERT HORTON "DIAMOND-BEAK-HORNET-HELL" CDR 7 EURO
New excellent album from the ever-present Robert Horton. "Diamond-beak-hornet-hell" deals with buddhist states of mental hell as interepreted by Robert Horton in a truly psychedelic vision. His unique blend of haunted free jazz, psychedelia, concrete sounds and damaged folk-noise is truly beautiful and sucks you right in. This is where you want to stay... Price reflects a little more expensive cover. Edition of 108 in full color printed cover.
GS#54 V/A "GREEN GOLD" C-20 CASSETTE 5 EURO
Compilation tape with 1 track each by ARMPIT, CRUSH THE JUNTA and COARSEBANGOR and 2 short tracks by JAZZFINGER.
Green cassette, green paper fold-around cover. 40 copies.
GS#55 V/A "YELLOW GOLD" C-20 CASSETTE 5 EURO
Compilation tape with 1 track each by ENTENTE CORDIALE, MY CAT IS AN ALIEN, NUMBER NONE and SECRETS TO THE SEA
Yellow cassette, yellow paper fold-around cover. 40 copies.
GS#56 V/A "PINK GOLD" C-20 CASSETTE 5 EURO
Compilation tape with 1 track each by FUTURIANS, BLOOD STEREO, ANVIL SALUTE and VILLE MOSKIITTO
Pink cassette, pink paper fold-around cover. 40 copies.
GS#57 V/A "RED GOLD" C-20 CASSETTE 5 EURO
Compilation tape with 1 track each by INFINITE ARTICLE, CRAZY RIVER, SINDRE BJERGA, PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST and UNITED BIBLE STUDIES.
Red cassette, red paper fold-around cover. 40 copies.
GS#58 V/A "ORANGE GOLD" C-20 CASSETTE 5 EURO
Compilation tape with 1 track each by ROBERTO OPALIO, RAMESES III, AGITATED RADIO PILOT and SHATTERED MINDS.
Orange cassette, orange paper fold-around cover. 40 copies.
GS#59 NUMBER NONE "LICHFIELDS" C-30 CASSETTE 5 EURO
Great, causal yet commanding drones from this Chicago duo. Extremely well done twilight ghost drones. There's something really unnerving about these subterranean transmissions... Like landing on a newly discovered planet, and realising it's all quicksand.... Edition of 50.
2. STILL AVAILABLE GOLD SOUNDZ RELEASES
GS#44 BJERGA/IVERSEN "DRAGGING WORD OUT OF A STONE" CDR 5 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH TIBPROD)
Our tour benefit disc, produced for the Netherlands-Belgium tour in february/march. 10 shorter tracks this time. Drones, bliss and ghost-sounds... Pretty well-received, I think... just a few left. Numbered ed of 47 copies.
GS#43 BJERGA/IVERSEN "WE DID PROVIDE: LIVE IN STAVANGER, SUMMER 2005" CDR 5 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH TIBPROD)
3 complete live hoedowns from hometown. Some people think it all sounds the same. We disagree. You decide. The title is a very clever pun...
GS#41 BJERGA/IVERSEN "KJEKSKULER" FLOPPYDISC 2 EURO
Tour-only floppy-disc. Yeah, it's silly... a 1:18 minute mp3 track... 4 left.
GS#40 SINDRE BJERGA "HALF MOON, HALF WASTED" CASS 4 EURO
Ultra-dense fried drones, equipment-broken overload.. Will be issued on CDR soon, this is an editon of only 10 produced for the Bjerga/Iversen euro tour in feb/march. Only 4 left.
GS#38 JAZZFINGER - "UGLY FOR A LIVING" CDR 5 EURO
Harsh and demanding yet mesmerizing drones from this Newcastle, England band. More than an hour of beautiful sensory disillusion (there's a good read about it on volcanictongue.com)
GS#37 - MONOTRACT - "LIVE IN JAPAN" CD 10 EURO
(CO-RELEASED W/ HUMBUG, AUDIOBOT, IMVATED, CARBON, PUBLIC EYESORE & BREAKING WORLD RECORDS)
New ultraccol liveslab from Carlos & Co. Rough mixes and coversongs, Smelly, dirty and deep! It took 7 labels to handle this hot plate of electro-punk-goo. Comes in superb Jelle Crama fold-out cover. Don't miss!
GS#36 DOLORES DEWBERRY / ORIGAMI GENITALIA split CD 10 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH SUNSHIP, LITTLE MAFIA, CARBON, APOP AND NIHILIST)
Dolores is known well for her appearance on Susan Lawly's "Extreme Music from Women" CD, and is here in full power-electronics mode. Origami Genitalia is an electro-acoustic soundtrack collaboration between Eric Hofferber (Gentle Tasaday) and E.W. Hagstrom (Cock E.S.P.)
Enhanced CD which also includes 1 video with each artist.
GS#35 RATS WITH WINGS - "OUT VILE JELLY!" CDR 5 EURO
A brand new dense and all-cooked-up electronic stew from mr. Wings out of Sydney, Australia. 4 shorter tracks (clocking in at ca 30 mins) originally slated for a release on now-defunct label Nidnod + a 45 min track which really melts yr brain.
GS#34 - A.M. SALAD "LO-FI FOR HI-FI" CD 10 EURO
(CO-RELEASED W/ SUNSHIP, LITTLE MAFIA, EERIE MATERIALS, WHITE TAPES, NIHILIST AND SLOTH JINNI)
A collection of vintage early-to-mid 90s recordings by Keith Childress, also of Algebrasserie. Includes the best moments from 4 cassettes, including 2 on EF Tapes. Samples, manipulations and collage from records old and new, a surprising level of dynamics and layers. Professionally remastered by the Rat Bastard. Edition of 500 copies.
GS#31 - CRANK STURGEON / GASTRIC FEMALE REFLEX split 7" 5 EURO
(CO-RELEASED W/ BENNIFER EDITIONS)
"On one side, Torontosaurs Gastric Female Reflex expose their vulnerable underbellies by offering the world the gift of song, as transmitted through the cackle of thirty meter bronze age jump ropes, and then swatted with limitless spools of tape culled from businessmens faulty tape recorders. The flipside is deepwoods Maine- based Crank Sturgeon, taking a similar story and running it into the side of a convent full of shark-eating nuns. Setting loose the angry hornets, these ladies of the lord respond with high powered leaf blowers, stopping now and again to play a little violin and pee into their dixie cups. Not your typical avant "electro-acoustic" record, both projects assure this baby can dance like a school of fish, drunk on mercury and TAB cola perhaps, but to an effect that is glorious and spacious; snakey and experimental as all hairy heck, yet an electro-doot we can all blorp and weeze and get primitive with." - Crank Sturgeon. Edition of 300 copies.
GS#29b - WOODEN WAND & SATYA SAI BABA "PLAY MORAY ELK THEMES" CDR 5 EURO
A new trippy wooze from the masters of fake ESP-folk snooze. 4 slices of warped psychedelics that transforms yr skull vibes to jelly...... 4 tracks, first 2 same as the sold out lathe-cut 7" + two bonus tracks. 18 minutes. First edition on 3"CDR is sold out, so this is the 2nd edition of 75 on 5"CDR.
GS#26 - THURSTON MOORE / DYLAN NYOUKIS /CARLOS GIFFONI "MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT" CDR 5 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH ECSTATIC PEACE! AND IMVATED)
"Thurston yelling, bitching and yodeling along the third track of the Chewing Smoke disc, into a hand held recorder while driving his car. Dylan says: "Pretend yr some little fan boy who was stowed away in the back of Ts car, feel yr heart sink as yr idol destroys all his cred, like yr paw dancing at a wedding..." Imvated catalog. LAST COPIES!!
GS#23 - UTON "XXX" CDR 5 EURO
A new great album from the Tampere, Finland psych-noise favourites. Quite a bit more intense and claustophobic than many of his previous albums. Perhaps somebody's put something funny in the drinking water... Uton has released many albums the last 2-3 years on Pseudo Arcana, Jewelled Antler and his own imprint Haamumaa. Edition of 100 copies. DOWN TO THE LAST 8 COPIES!
GS#21 - ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS "TO YOUR F//KING FEATHER'D WINGS" CD 10 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH ABSURD)
Absurd and Gold Soundz proudly presents a slab of acid psychout noise from Ashtray Navigations. Phil Todd has been toasting brains for years now with a number of great releases. But nothing cuts right into his acid dreams like this smokebomb of pure psych-wah. Nearly an hours worth of perfectly fried head AND skull music. Definately one to be had...
"Although it's not a daily question for me, I must admit I sometimes to wonder about some people. People whose work I strongely admire but that somehow seem to disappear. Where are they hiding? One such person is Phil Todd, aka Ashtray Navigations. A few years ago he had a stream of releases, mostly on CDR or very limited vinyl, but I don't recall seeing something new from him. So you can't believe how delighted I was to see this new sign of life, a real CD under the banner 'To Your Fucking Feather'd Wings' - and I wasn't the only since two labels are responsible for this release. Maybe I missed a couple in the recent years? In case, Ashtray Navigations play lo-fi guitar noise, recorded on probably the shittest means around. All in good order to get that signature Ashtray Navigations recording sound. I imagine Phill Todd in his garage, with his guitar and maybe two effect pedals, a fuzzy amp, a cheap microphone and an old reel to reel tape-recorder, playing the guitar with fingers, brushes, toys or pieces of scrap metal. Maybe I'm a hopeless romantic fool. There are three tracks here, the first two are quite short, but the title piece is some forty-five minute epos of guitar scraping. Noisy but minimal, sort of like a solo garage version of the 'Theatre Of Eternal Music'. In these long pieces, Ashtray Navigations are at their best. Lengthy psychedelic lofi guitar improv noise. Quite a mouthful, but worth every penny. Welcome back."
Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly 440.
GS#20 - LASSE MARHAUG "BELLA TENEBROSA" CASS 4 EURO
An all new 90 minute recording released on the superior noise format. Mr. Noise himself needs no introduction, but on this recording you'll find him in a mellower ambient / concrete sounds mood. He has released dozens of albums, EPs and virtually every known format on more labels than I care to mention. No Lasse collection is complete without this (duh... obviously..)!
GS#13 - VOLCANO THE BEAR "TUNNELS AND WHEELS/SHAKE YOUR CROW" 7" 5 EURO LAST COPIES!! NO WHOLESALE.
GS314 - CHRISTINA CARTER "UNTITLED" 7" 5 EURO LAST COPIES!! NO WHOLESALE
GS#18 - VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA "ROYAL PARK 260902"/BRUDENELL 160103" 7" 5 EURO
"Three 7" singles next, all on the Gold Soundz label, which releases limited edition records by yer more experimental artists, each packaged in a pleasing Op Art 'factory sleeve'. Volcano The Bear offer two chunks of tripped-out, abstract psych - with chanting, horns, scraping and drones combining into the most wonderful, head- melting, cloying music, sounding totally not of this time and space. Christina Carter, from Charalambides, has two guitar 'pieces' on her single, which are very much in a Charalambides vein - lovely, quiet, mournful, meandering guitar pieces, luckily falling far short of total introspective hippy nonsense! Vibracathedral Orchestra are heavy, heady drone-based hypnosis music; their tracks (recorded live!) remind me of Spacemen 3's An Evening Of Contemporary Sitar Music, but are more self-assured, textural and mind-altering. Excellent stuff from what looks to be a very cool label."
Simon Minter, www.diskant.net
GS#12 - NOISE MAKERS FIFES "MONOMANIA OF INSTINCT" CDR 7 EURO
(CO-RELEASED WITH HUMBUG)
Finally this great NMF live recording from Stockholm 1998 is seeing the light of day (after many delays). Loosely based on Bachelard's animalistic aggression theory applied to the writings of Lautreamont ("Les Chants de Maldoror"), this MS Stubnitz live audio-visual performance stands out as one of NMFs perhaps strongest live performances. One very long track (65 minutes), it takes you from the inaudible to the full-on sense attack and back, it's exploding with strong emotions... Perfomed partly on homemade sound sculptures, they have developed a musical language that is quite unique. Edition of 250 numbered copies in fold-out slipcase cover.
GS#5 - V/A "THE NOISE IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD" CD 10 EURO
"A Norway-centric comp of surprisingly cohesive free sound, with Thurston Moore, Noxagt, Oren Ambarchi, Volcano The Bear, Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra), Dylan Nyoukis (Prick Decay/Decaer Pinga, Chocolate Monk), Lasse Marhaug, Rats With Wings, Songs of Norway (Aaron & Nick from Volcano the Bear), Continental Fruit, Ojn (ex-Landshipping/Metrotone), Sindre Bjerga/Anders Gjerde, The Wife Contract, If You Meet Your Anti-Self Don't Shake Hands (Neil Mackay of LOOP, Hair & Skin Trading Co., Juicy Eureka), Julian Bradley/A Companion as Glamourous as Sleeping, Duo Kanel, and DJ Bra Nesegir." Midheaven mailorder catalog.