New LPs OUT NOW!
Two new drops to start the year off right, one from LA’s Net Shaker and one from the Dutch Smalts. Check out descriptions and some sample below. Both are strange pop experiments in their own right, Smalts hovering somewhere between the Residents and Bjork and Net Shaker lingering about Throbbing Gristle and Negativeland. Cools stuff!
Net Shaker – I’m So Cold LP
Net Shaker’s sound would easily accompany Ridley Scott’s vision of a futuristic Lost Angeles in Blade Runner, which is appropriate since that’s where they are from. Their sound is murky, pounding, and ethereal at times. Their future-electronic industrial pounding is produced by only two members, Erik Frydenborg and Ernest Gibson on this, their debut LP. Drum machines, pounding rhythms, and whispering vocals round out the album. Mastered by Daniel Dudes Haworth. Includes printed LP sleeve with oddball artwork. Beware: this will blow out your speakers. Samples!
Smalts – Bronze Age Nursery Rhyme LP + Blowpipe Sample MP3 Dowload
Smalts are a group of folks from the Netherlands that have been producing weird and off-kilter pop music since 1982. They also happen to run the blowpipe label, which produces a wide variety of outer-pop and synth-pop in Europe. This fancy LP contains 11 never before released Smalts originals and includes a nice sampler of the Blowpipe label with an additional 12 tracks of synth-pop oddities. Welcome the Smalts to their first US release out now on Kill Shaman. Samples!
Sale Still Ongoing!
LOTS OF STUFF MORE THAN 50% OFF.
Check out the extreme markdowns in the KS distro store. Most 7″s are $3.50, CDs are $5, and LP’s are $7. Some markdowns on KS stuff too. Tons of imports (Australia, Belgium, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Italy, France), lots of genres (punk, garage, noise, “other”).
We have to make room for the Smalts and Net Shaker LP’s and our storage space is completely out of room. Most of this stuff is selling at cost or even at a loss, but whatever. No one ever said we were good businessmen.