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[Music News:] Beta-lactam Ring Records infrequent nonsense Message

* Greetings! Now available and shipping are the CD, tape and Shirts for Edward Ka-Spel “One Last Pose Before the Ruin”. The LP is delayed until mid Feb. 2013 due to our pressing plant running late on pressings. I will be mailing out orders for the the CD, tape and shirts starting today. Apologies for the delay. Back in stock are black and red BlRR T-shirts in the Apparel section. Also, on Jan. 27th the post office is raising international rates on mailings by about 66%! Yikes! all best, chris
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Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt179a
Condition: new
Price: $15.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Looping ’72
2 A Slighter Fade of Whale
3 Friends of the Earth
4 Desert Bong
5 Mining the Moon
Description:

Available in a custom made and hand printed 6 panel case as an edition of 500 copies. The ghosts of decades past are blocking the doors but you carry the future in the palm of your left hand. It promises a gentle landing, a transformation in soft colours. Hope. Eternity. Now, for the sake of posterity, one last pose before the ruin…..please.

Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalog #: mt179b
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Description:

DELAYED until mid Feb. 2013. Issued in a hand printed LP sleeve as an edition of 200 copies on 220 gram vinyl. The ghosts of decades past are blocking the doors but you carry the future in the palm of your left hand. It promises a gentle landing, a transformation in soft colours. Hope. Eternity. Now, for the sake of posterity, one last pose before the ruin…..please.

Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: Cassette
Catalog #: mt179c
Condition: new
Price: $12.00

Description:

Issued as an edition of 50 copies. The ghosts of decades past are blocking the doors but you carry the future in the palm of your left hand. It promises a gentle landing, a transformation in soft colours. Hope. Eternity. Now, for the sake of posterity, one last pose before the ruin…..please.
Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin WB
Label: Kernkrach
Format: Apparel
Catalog #: mt179shirt WB
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Description:

Women’s Black Babydoll Shirt. 100% Cotton and printed with discharge ink.  *Discharge inks used to print lighter colors onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment.
Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin XL
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: Apparel
Catalog #: mt179shirt XL
Condition: NEW
Price: $20.00

Description:

Mens Black  XLarge Shirt. 100% Cotton and printed with discharge ink.  *Discharge inks used to print lighter colors onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment.
Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin L
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: Apparel
Catalog #: mt179shirt L
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Description:

Mens Black Large Shirt. 100% Cotton and printed with discharge ink.  *Discharge inks used to print lighter colors onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment. Available mid January 2013.
Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin M
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: Apparel
Catalog #: mt179shirt M
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Description:

Mens Black Medium Shirt. 100% Cotton and printed with discharge ink.  *Discharge inks used to print lighter colors onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment.
Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: One Last Pose Before The Ruin Small
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: Apparel
Catalog #: mt179shirt S
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Description:

Mens Black Small Shirt. 100% Cotton and printed with discharge ink.  *Discharge inks used to print lighter colors onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment.
Artist: Earthmonkey
Title: Pharmacy Fields
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt260
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Tracklist Samples
1 RAMA HAMMA
2 FLEXI HEAD
3 THE STASH MADAMES
4 TEN OF YOUR EARTH MINUTES
5 PHARMACY FEILDS
6 MOONSTAH
7 MEADOW SWEEPER
8 PULSAR
Description:

 Art CD edition by Earth monkey/Peat Bog pressing of 200 numbered and signed copies in a hand printed/painted/collaged cd sleeve by Mr. Peat Bog. Earthmonkey fuzzy warm psych! Available from BlRR or from Earthmonkey [email protected] LP Edition early 2013!

Artist: Armchair Migraine Journey
Title: Transmit Mutation Drone
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: Cassette
Catalog #: mt277a
Condition: new
Price: $10.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Transmit Mutation Drone (one)
2 Transmit Mutation Drone (two)
Description:

Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. TMD (one) is an exclusive tape mix and is different than the forthcoming CD and LP editions. The first 15 include a bonus tape of music. “Transmit. Mutation. Drone. One: Transmigration: done. Your call could not be completed. We will attempt reconnection. Transmutation of genetic code will soon be online again. Our agents are working to fulfill your orders. You may continue transmitting, though be warned: your signal may be transformed beyond recognition. You may experience dizziness and disorientation as you acclimate to the new medium. Armchair Migraine Journey can not be held responsible for lost luggage, missed connections or broken synapses. Hurry up now! The signal flows at a breakneck pace. Chop chop! Splice Splice! Don’t be afraid of the space between the genomes. The eyes in the back of our heads will illuminate the passage. Nuclei erupted and chromosomes corrupted, it’s a buzzsawed jigsaw of something nature never intended! It isn’t pretty, but a re-scripted biological imperative screams: Get the message across before it’s too late! Stop wallowing in primordial soup! Transmit! Mutation! Drone!

Transmit. Mutation. Drone. Two: The new limbs have been difficult to integrate and the birth canal has proven far too delicate for this new form. Additionally, the maternal host has displayed an unexpected reaction to sudden interference in telepathic signals. We must insure survival. Transmission must be completed, despite increased risk to the carrier. Initiate somatic response. Anesthetize the host and commence processing the signal. Engage dream sequence 11-B. Ensure the host’s comfort. Complete phase cancellation will remove outward stimuli. Soothing images may distract the patient from any aural discomfort. Neurosurgical team on standby. The engineers have been briefed. Wait… wait… We have contact! The signal has awakened! Hurry! Complete the circuit! Transmit! Mutation! Drone!” Scot Solida

Artist: Armchair Migraine Journey
Title: Cosmic Space Drone
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD – also on tape
Catalog #: mt162c
Condition: new
Price: $15.00

Tracklist Samples
1 CSD 1
2 CSD 2
3 Space Is Disgraced
Description:

An edition of 300 numbered copies and the first 50 copies will include an original piece of artwork from the ‘hand’ sessions and signed insert packaged in a custom made book bound gatefold sleeve. Also includes a bonus remix of ‘Part One’ by Scot Solida/Christus & the Cosmonaughts. “Cosmic Space Drone” lives up to its name, travelling into the deepest void, its gaping maw swallowing up meteoric dust and wayward celestial souls alike to fuel its endless journey into the infinite. Your journey will follow two long tracks, the first a fuzzy, electronic spacerock whiplash effect that surges and shudders, wrenching you away from the scorched earth and all that you know. Once escape velocity is achieved, you will find yourself drifting ever further from home, your only company the thrum and hum of the engines – a soundtrack for a doomed crew. Is it grim, even frightening? Yes, at times. But it’s your only hope for survival -and you’ll thank us when your friends are nothing but smoldering cinders on a world gone mad. So don’t delay! Buy your brain a ticket to ride on these tracks of tachyons, but be warned: this is a one way trip into uncharted territories where ancient machines hum and throb to the forgotten rhythms of distant long-dead pulsars. Once the polychrome porter punches your ticket, there is no hope of return – your consciousness will slowly cook in a churning, burning dark matter stew simmering slowly in a cosmic cauldron. Please, sir, may I have some more?

AMJ: bass, sounds, keyboards, voices, HP audio oscillator, effect pedals, field recordings, Caustic Minisynth, DX-7, things that make noise and annoy neighbors and all mix. Scot Solida: big-ass modular synth, VCS3, and Symbolic Sound Kyma System on P. One. Edward Ka-Spel: vocals, effects on P. One.Ty Hodson: drums on P. One. Artwork and design by AMJ. Mastered by Randall Frazier at Helmet Room. Part Two dedicatded to Jesse Peper and the Shadow Folk.

Artist: Un Festin Sagital
Title: Sic Deus Dilexit Mundum
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: 2xCD
Catalog #: mt275
Condition: new
Price: $16.00

Tracklist Samples
1 El Niño Ateo
2 Nervios para una condena
3 La canción del Niño Ateo (nació, bailó y murió)
4 Sic Deus Dilexit Mundum
6 Madre Bestia (bonus album)
7 ¡No Hay Coristas! (bonus album)
8 Orvitaizargestemich (bonus album)
9 Niño Ateo (bonus album)
10 Devoci¢n (bonus album)
11 El Asesino del Sol (V1) (bonus album)
Description:

An edition of 400 copies. All copies from the label and artist will receive the bonus album “Muerte Solar” and the first 50 copies include a band made blood insert, all packaged in a custom made book bound gatefold sleeve with eye popping artwork by the one and only Jesse Peper. Rock in opposition to Rock In Opposition. Un Festin Sagital’s formulae are Sagittarian with surprises. The dense, electro-motorik opening statement that SEEMS like it will be thematic, is eventually reneged upon by tiny sounds orbiting disembodied voices. A congregation of folk-psych and noise follows on in the tradition of anti-tradition, pronating on the side of a rather thrilling, ghostly top tenor performing expert vocal routines on the uneven bars. Upon the arrival the album’s truest progressive gnostication, it becomes clear that, while beautiful with a little bit of a Crimson tide running through it, UFS prefers its musical limbs remain dislocated. This is especially evidenced by the final reverberating drone of floating on the far side of the galaxy at journey’s end. Along with copper and unmanufactured ferro-alloy materials, UFS are one of Chile’s finest exports.

Artist: ARC
Title: Somewhere There (Drone Compendium Two)
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalog #: mt250
Condition: new
Price: $16.00

Tracklist Samples
1 1
2 2
Description:

There is a tribal element to Arc’s 2 long suites that feel somewhat like being stoned in Cologne in 1971. The trios of Aidan Baker, Christopher Kukiel, and Richard Baker return to the quiet with hushed tribal timbres, however, these ambiences are riveting in a way that that other ambiences are not, probably because the group does not think with an ambient attitude. This is the sound of mining midnight. In a universe where experimentalism is often just a nice way of saying “boring,” hearing seasoned musicians actually craft something interesting sans computers is like having an orgasm. There really is no compare, except for maybe sneezing, which is Merzbow’s department. Vinyl editions of 400 with the subscriber editions limited to 150 copies on 180 gram vinyl and custom made book bound sleeves and signed and numbered certificate.

Artist: Troum
Title: Grote Mandrenke
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Digital Download: Available Here
Catalog #: mt238
Condition: new
Price: $15.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Grote Mandrenke
Description:

First edition of 1000 copies in a custom made book bound gatefold sleeve and full color insert. “Grote Mandrenke” is definitely a Troum with a view. The title refers to a massive Atlantic storm that killed upwards of 25,000 Europeans in the mid 14th century (about a decade after the plague showed up. HOORAY!). Troum, of course, bathe their devastating subject in swelling waves of melodic drone and sea-walls of sound. Appropriately, “Grote Mandrenke” is cinematic and melancholy; anthemic and brooding, and distinctly shoegaze, but in a way that you can look up, and you still see shoes. And bodies, floating in a foamy miasma of silted water and fish guts. In fact, this should be on a label called 5AD, because this is one awesomer. Buzzsaw ambience and measured percussive breaths comprise a perfect soundtrack for nature’s dominion over man.

Artist: Pepe Wismeer
Title: Un
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Digital Download: Available Here
Catalog #: mt239
Condition: new
Price: $13.00

Tracklist Samples
1 In Cypris Palms
2 Le Deux Notes
3 Akin
4 Yellow Guns
5 Reptilze On Us
6 Below Your Waves (e voi)
7 Easting a Ling
8 Pit of Secret is Confused
9 Sanity Belt
10 Kai Kai
Description:

Ed. of 400 numbered copies in a custom gatefold sleeve. Un is the loneliest number that the French will ever know. Luckily, Pepe Wismer’s stock in trade is the business of uplifting loneliness. Their cloudy, piano-strewn minimalism pushes up against the boundaries of cranky cabaret, but PW replaces camp with slow, doomy textures and heavy atmospherics. “Un” has some classic 4AD-ish qualities, but in weird ways, like being punched in the stomach by Colin Newman. Their emotional emissions are pungent and deeper than the Lascaux Caves. “Un” is a powerful, stunningly beautiful loaf of French Brood.

Artist: Ekül B./ Teicher, Else
Title: Cut
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: 8″
Catalog #: mt178
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Cut One
2 Cut Two
Description:

NO DISCOUNTS. Edition of 41 numbered and signed custom made 8″ records each with a handmade art sleeve, side A having unique cut sounds and side B original artwork. 35 available for sale. Each record hand cut with a sharp object by Ekül B. and Else Teicher with each having unique sounds. Artwork, design and layout by Ekül b., Else Teicher, Magnolia Bouvier 2012. a philco safety record presentation.

Artist: Deciduous Flux
Title: Deciduous Flux
Label: Self Released/Private Press
Format: CD
Catalog #: DF
Condition: new
Price: $10.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Crooked lines
2 Conjuring The Shades
3 Revenant Stars
Description:

Features Edward Ka-Spel, Jesse Peper and Wesley Young. Ed. of 500 copies. Deciduous Flux began channeling energies through recordings early 2011 in Denver Colorado. It is the ongoing creative collaboration between Wesleyoung and Jesse Peper. Wesleyoung, a visual artist and also the founder and proprietor of a collective abstract underground sound project known as Behavior. Jesse Peper is primarily a painter, but has also performed and/or recorded with Not Breathing, Waldteufel, Legerdemain and Icedagaz. Deciduous Flux was originally conceived a few years earlier than this as a visual collaboration between both artists which resulted in a series of large paintings.