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It was a bespoke site, created by ODT Technology of Vancouver, Washington. Lately the site was showing its age, and after much procrastination ODI was contracted again for a WordPress site. It’s still a little rough around the edges (no audio previews, missing or incomplete descriptions, to name two problems), but will improve over time. Please contact Soleilmoon directly with any issues you encounter.
Upcoming vacation for Soleilmoon
From January 8 until February 4, 2014, Soleilmoon will be on vacation. Orders placed online during this time will be processed and shipped in February. Any problems with lost or damaged orders will need to wait until after February 4th.
Scoop up a great deal on a cool Death In June tour t-shirt, just $9.99 while supplies last.
Reservations are being taken on the pre-orders page for the following release:
Rapoon – Seeds in the Tide Volume 2
Polish label Zoharum releases the second volume in a series of archive releases celebrating 20 years of Rapoon’s existence. “Seeds in the Tide” collects all of the rare tracks released on compilations and short-run limited editions.
In this second installment in the series, in addition to several obscure compilation tracks, “Seeds in the Tide” features three rare releases: a tape from 2000 called “Live at Klanggalerie” and two EPs, “Pell Mell” and “Ep Et Vee“, all of which were originally released in very small quantities.
This collection contains 150 minutes of pure sonic bliss, faithfully restored by Maciej Bartkowiak. It is limited to 500 copies.
♦♦♦ New Stuff at Soleilmoon ♦♦♦
Lustmord – Things That Were
This 3LP Box-Set presented by the godfather of the genre of Dark Ambient/Industrial, B. Lustmord, putting into its focus the very early works recorded between 1980-83 including previously unreleased material and the very first Lustmord recording of all, in it’s primitive glory.
Lustmord’s intense and aggressive Live Performances in the early 80’s had been recognized by other Industrial Bands like Throbbing Gristle and SPK, the latter leading to a cooperation with Graeme Revell for many years including being a member of SPK and taking over their label Side Effects.
His outstanding skills as an artist and sound designer extended into several further collaborations with artists as such as Current 93, Nurse With Wound, Chris & Cosey, Robert Rich, John Balance (Coil), Melvins and Tool, and since the early 90’s games, television and over forty Hollywood movies like The Crow and Underworld.
LP1: is a remastered version of Lustmord’s first and very sought after LP release on Nocturnal Emissions‘ Sterile Records.
LP2: delivers an early version of a track from the first LP plus intense live recordings from 1981.
LP3: provides several unreleased recordings from 1980-83, including one with John Balance, plus compilation tracks from various Cassette Culture labels of that period including Third Mind‘s “Rising from the Red Sand“.
Hafler Trio – A Cure For Kenophobia – An Empowerment in Four Easy Stages at Very Reasonable Rates; Recordings 87-99
This very special Box-Release containing almost four hours of Hafler Trio Archive Recordings recorded between 1987 and 1999 gives a great opportunity to dig into the Universe of Music-Mastermind, Multi-talent and concept-art genious Andrew Mc Kenzie including his electronic/drone/ambient/music concrete-like music-output as Hafler Trio / H3O of which none has officially released on Vinyl or CD up to this point.
In 2012 Frank of VOD went through a whole pallet of Tapes, DATs & Reels with Hafler Trio Archive-Recordings; some released but many still previously unreleased.
Frank of VOD digitalized several of his favorites and Andrew choose the final recordings to be selected for this release and also made this very beautiful conceptual design for the Box. This is the ultimate Hafler Trio Experience for the Die-Hard Fans as well as new open-minded listeners not aware with Andrew Mc Kenzies work.
The four Lp’s contain the following audio:
Lp1: the hafler trio play the hafler trio play the hafler trio by the hafler trio
Lp2: i love children but i couldn’t eat a whole one
Lp3: regicide, fratricide & feneration for dummies
Lp4: the generosity of the body with explicit diagrams
V/A – Rising From The Red Sand Vol 1-5 – A Third Mind Records Compilation 1982/83
‘Rising From The Red Sand’ was one the most comprehensive compilations of early 80’s industrial, wave and underground music, spanning a total of five cassettes, compiled by Gary Levermore for his own Third Mind Records label (which has also recently been revived).
The original five tapes are now released as a 5xLP set, following several months of tracking down as many artists as possible to obtain their permission to reissue their material. Almost all were found, although nine tracks are missing from this box. ‘Rising From The Red Sand’ was both a precursor to can can be seen along the lines of the two later double LP’s ‘Elephant Table Album‘ and ‘Three Minute Symphony‘, but due to the vastness of the project offers a more complete insight into the musical underground of the early-mid 80’s period.
‘Rising From The Red Sand’ includes the likes of Chris & Cosey, Nurse With Wound, Die Tödliche Doris, Test Dept, Attrition, Colin Potter, Muslimgauze, Ian Boddy, We Be Echo, Konstruktivists, Portion Control, Metamorphosis, Bene Gesserit, Legendary Pink Dots, P16.D4, Nocturnal Emissions, Human Flesh, Bushido, Smegma, Ptose, Kopf Kurz, Merzbow, Tone Death, Pseudo Code, Conrad Schnitzler, Cultural Amnesia, John Hurst, Section 25, Fan Tan, Un Departement, Scram Ju Ju, Five Or Six, Sylvie & Babs, James Braddell, Onnyk, Nexda, Hula, Dave Knight, Irsol.
Liner notes are written by Frans de Waard (of the Korm Plastics label and Vital Weekly), and he writes:“‘Rising From The Red Sand’, which I still regard as the best compilation of industrial music from that time – a five hour Encyclopedia Industrialis”
Dysphoria – The Art of Val Denham
Huge monograph about visual artist & musician Val Denham.
Richly illustrated (around 200 artworks), this book also explains who is V. Denham, where did she come from, what’s Tranart, why she moved to London, why she loves colours so much, if she ever do a proper job, what does she think, is she mental and ten obscure facts aboout her.
Art presented are her work for album covers (Marc Almond, TG, Psychic TV, Cyclobe,etc…) but also her most and very personal paintings, drawings and collage.
Words from Val Denham, Marc Almond, Anthony Hegarty, Monte Cazzaza and Gavin Friday.
Six Comm – Ontogeny
First in a series of new, old and re-recordings by Six Comm, featured are tracks that will not be reissued in their original formats. This CD covers the nineteen-eighties.
To be found here are two cover recordings of Patrick’s favourite Kirlian Camera songs.
Angelo Bergamini gave Six Comm his kind permission to include these songs on Ontogeny
1 Sonfelte 2 ( Rework 2013 ) 6:44
2 Red Cloak ( Rework 2013 ) 6:44
3 Doubt To Death Nym ( Rework 2010/2013 ) 5:02
4 Foretold6 ( 1988 ) 5:32
5 Neiflheim 2 ( 1987 ) 3:34
6 Blue Room ( Kirlian Camera Tribute Cover ) 5:24
7 Drifting ( Kirlian Camera Tribute Cover ) 5:50
♦♦♦ Recent Arrivals – Still Fresh ♦♦♦
Death In June – C’est Un Reve tour shirt
Soleilmoon has obtained some of the t-shirts left over from Death In June’s fall 2013 “C’est Un Reve” tour of France, Russia and Sweden.
The shirts are pre-shunk Sol’s Imperial 11500, 100% ringspun combed cotton, with rib neckline and twin stitching.
Sizes are similar to US t-shirt sizes used by companies like Hanes or Gildan.
Death In June – Live in Wien 2011
Recorded in a secret location (an abandoned brewery in Vienna, Austria) the venue soon became not so secret as police and state security officers were alerted to this special occasion by an actual member of the paying audience wishing to close the event down. Of course, nothing of the sort happened. The police and security officers visited and soon departed, satisfied that all was in order.
But the atmosphere of this evening of uncertainty and sly treachery can clearly be heard on these recordings and ‘Live In Wien’ shows Death In June at its best in a performance literally vanquishing ‘the enemy within’.
The double CD containing a total of 33 songs is limited to 2,000 copies and comes in a foil blocked, full colour Softpak
Andreas Diesel & Dieter Gerten (authors) – Looking For Europe: The History of Neofolk (English Edition)
Neofolk has nothing to do with folksy sing-along music – this music stems from the dark Gothic music scene and is nothing to sway to. It is a playground for punky attitudes and SS death-heads, for pastoral romanticism and Riefenstahl aesthetics. For years now, feelings have been running high about Neofolk. No other contemporary music genre raises so many questions about freedom of art and freedom of speech.
With more than 520 pages, Looking For Europe is the first book dealing in a comprehensive and non-dogmatic manner with the blackest chapter of the music underground. All relevant bands of the genre are portrayed in exclusive interviews and photos. The book highlights the field of tension Neofolk is situated in.
The range goes from fragile folk to noisy Industrial, from right-wing anarchists to left-wing uniform wearers, from Paganism to Satanism and Christianity, from gay fetishism to obscure artistic treatments of ideological propaganda.
V/A – Looking For Europe: The Neofolk Compendium
This box set edition includes five LP’s in 180g vinyl with an extensive bilingual one-hundred-page booklet in (German/English), a poster and an insert with the tracklisting.
Limited to 300 copies.
List of artists:
Scott Walker, Strawbs, Changes, Blood Axis, Magnet, In Gowan Ring, Thee Majesty, Royal Family & The Poor, Paul Roland, Death In June, Ordo Equitum Solis, T.A.C., Sieben, Mother Destruction, Nico, Agnivolok, Sorrow, Sol Invictus, Ernte, Hekate, Orplid, Forseti, Darkwood, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Kirlian Camera, Leakh, Laibach, Andrew King, Test Department, Camerata Mediolanense, Argine, Ataraxia, Hagalaz’ Runedance, Werkraum & Lady Morphia, Sonne Hagal, Of The Wand & The Moon, Der Blutharsch, Gae Bolg, Regard Extreme, Scivias, Ain Soph, Boyd Rice & Friends/Non, Fire + Ice, Lux Interna, Romowe Rikoito, Ostara, Allerseelen, Waldteufel, Tenhi, Empyrium, Neun Welten, Dies Natalis, Shining Vril.
Soleilmoon Grab Bags
Soleilmoon grab bags are a terrific bargain at $39.99 for 40 CDs. They’re a mix of promos, cut-outs, overstock and demos. Most of the CDs new and sealed.
NO RETURNS NO EXCHANGES ON GRAB BAG PURCHASES.
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