LP on green vinyl. Each record cover was finished with a shotgun blast!!! Edition of 360 copies.
Please note that due to the nature of the production process, no two covers are identical, and all bear obvious signs of distress, including some that have bent corners. There is no such thing as a “mint” copy, at least not in the traditional sense.
Says John Duncan, “Masami’s and my conversations look like heroin addicts talking:
A five minute silence.
A five minute silence.
A five minute silence.
A five minute silence.
The BLACK ALBUM shows what’s going on in our heads.”
PRE-ORDER ITEM — EXPECTED TO ARRIVE JULY 7, 2014. Any regular in-stock items ordered at the same time (in the same shopping cart) will be held aside and sent with your pre-ordered goods as one shipment. Orders with multiple pre-orders will be sent as one order, when all of the items in the order are available. If you want an order to ship immediately, or want your pre-ordered items to be sent out as soon as they arrive here, rather than in a group, you must order them separately. PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN WHEN YOU COMPLETE CHECKOUT.
The Legendary Pink Dots are back with a new great concept album. This is the first volume of a complex story about conspiracy, magic, and spirituality. Minimal synths, guitars, syncopated rhythms that are making weird, psychedelic and transcendental noises, accompanied of course by the distinctive voice of Edward Ka-Spel. 10 to the Power of 9 is a dark and exceptional trip into the Dots’ warped and bizarre musical psyche.
Says Edward, There are ten men who run the world, and the world’s presidents, magnates and high priests all do their bidding. The ten live in villas in the remotest part of the Himalayas – a place that absolutely NO – ONE would ever stumble upon. Although the 10 live in such close proximity to each other, they choose to have meetings in the back room of a small office in London. That’s where the decisions are made. That’s where the wars begin, that’s where the dice are tossed across the table to establish who wins, who loses, who lives, who dies. The classic conspiracy theory to end them all, and I listened, open-mouthed, hair falling into my eyes. It was maybe 1976 when I heard this first. You are right to snigger at my naiveté. I listened and twisted this story around inside my head, and it did indeed seem completely unbelievable. Now of course it’s 2014, and I’m older and wiser and I have to laugh at myself too. Now I know wasn’t a theory; now I know it’s true .
LIMITED EDITION OF 499 COPIES. PINK MARBLE VINYL.
Kraków is a recording of the first Unsound Festival performance in Kraków on October 22 2010.
Factory manufactured CD in gatefold wallet.
6. Black Star
A direct mixing desk feed with additional room ambiance recorded by Rafał Nowicki.
Sound Engineer: Daniel Rejmer.
Limited edition of 400 copies. Until now the CD has only been available in limited quantities at shows in Providence, London, Den Haag, Riga, St Petersburg and Moscow.
To hear Lustmord’s music as loud as it was on this night – and so to experience the full extent of the sub-bass that girds and grounds it – was to realise how inadequate the term “ambient” is to describe it.At times the low-end assault was such that I was hearing the rafters of the building shaking more than I was the actual tones.
Kiran Sande / FACT
Recorded live during his 2011 performance at Darren Bergstein’s One Thousand Pulses concert series in the US, this finds the illustrious Robin Storey, aka Rapoon, building upon a formidable catalog of arch sonic ritualism, feral looping, and ragged, primordial atmospherics. Irruptions, eruptions, and blankets of humid fug surround a truly provocative, alien landscape. With this illustrious recording, Storey’s work continues to tread its own idiosyncratic path.
For 30 years now Robin Storey has been releasing music recognized worldwide as innovative and influential. First as a founder member of the groundbreaking and much lauded band Zoviet France and later as the solo musician and multimedia artist Rapoon.
From 1979-1992 Storey was a co-founder member of Zoviet France, the period during which the band produced what is widely regarded as their most innovative and creative output. From 1992 to the present day Storey has released a huge back catalog of recordings and gained an international reputation as an experimental artist/musician in his own right.
Post-1994 Storey concentrated on his musical output and has to date released well over 70 solo recordings as Rapoon, and numerous other collaborations and side projects including Reformed Faction with Mark Spybey and Hank and Slim with Nigel Ayers.
released 22 April 2014
Performed live at One Thousand Pulses, New Jersey, May 2011.
Limited edition of 100 copies.
March 20th 2014 – to celebrate the Spring Equinox, Ostara and Soleilmoon Recordings present the album “Paradise Down South”, an apocalyptic celebration of ambivalence conceived in the spirit of upbeat pessimism. 13 songs to uplift you to the depths. Now in its second pressing and available forever online
“Look upon this world of secrets. Look upon this work of demons.”
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on Vinyl along with demos from ’77 and ’78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979. The debut 7″ from 1978 on Action Group Records, ‘No Town Hall’ features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles ‘UK79′ and ‘Alienation’ make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time set against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression. Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 35 years! Also included on Side Two are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk, just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before.
Sides Three and Four are a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979. The performance featured all of the material that later turned up on the ‘Hymns Of Faith’ LP. The sound quality of the recording is very good.
The record comes housed in a tip-on heavyweight sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews, and unseen or rarely seen group photos. BLACK VINYL – LIMITED EDITION OF 700.
NO TOWN HALL
KILL KILL KILL
Online music site musiquemachine.com has named “The Tables Are Turning” by :zoviet*france: their album of the month, and we couldn’t be happier with the honor. Find the review on their homepage through the end of March 2014 (or read it here if you’re coming in later). Then get your own copy of 2xLP or the CD right here at Soleilmoon.
The new album of Andrew Lagowski’s S.E.T.I. begins as a colossal sound wall, like a massive electrical transformer, out of which analogue and digital synthesizer sounds and samples emerge, condense, and crossfade into a deep ambient symphony. The recordings and textures produced over 30 years from 1983-2013 converge in ‘Final Trajectory’ to produce a collection of monolithic sounds. Invoking a sense of immensity with warm and dark atmospheric loops sounding distant and abandoned in a vast wilderness, battling against galactic winds. S.E.T.I. sets the listener down in this wilderness as an isolated observer; a witness to long intertwining drones, shattered dialogue and broken transmissions, with superior effects chains and a gentle rising dramaturgy forcing the complete album to an astonishing pure data vortex.
As the Voyager spacecraft reaches the outer edge of our Solar System it is a fitting time to imagine the exodus from Earth of the last human being on their final trajectory towards an unknown future. There has been little effort made to prepare psychologically for this one way trip and hallucinatory voices and sounds flit around the traveller, mingling with those of the craft’s entertainment, propulsion and life support systems. Life memories, encounters and events break through the cracks of rational thought like dream fragments, in bursts of barely unrecognisable data. As the craft passes through the mid point of our planetary system on its way out, the occupant thinks they hear a message being transmitted from Earth on the permanently scanning radio receiver.….
Will this be real in our lifetimes? Is the craft being built already in the knowledge that we have little time left on this planet?
If so, where to next?
Released in 6-panel digifile.
Tracklist: 1. Final Trajectory 58:00
Some collaborations are simply written in the stars. Ryan Moore left The Legendary Pink Dots back in the year 2000 after a colossal contribution to the band over the space of 8 years on drums, bass guitar, electric guitar and even theramin. It was an impossible crater to fill, and the Dots didn’t even try – Ryan’s approach was absolutely unique. Nevertheless as The Dots adopted an airier psychedelic path and Ryan went dubterranean, the links were never broken. The idea of a reunion between The Dots’ Edward Ka-Spel and Ryan Moore came up over curry at the former’s house in London on a balmy summer night in 2012. Ryan sent a DVD packed with tunes, clips and outlines to Edward, and the latter extended and ultimately finished the journeys these sketches suggested. The result is a spacey rollercoaster ride which has elements of The Dots and Ryan’s own Twilight Circus brand, yet deviates away from both to occupy it’s own very strange land. But why “800 Saints in a Day” ? Rumour has it that the album was completed on the very day of a great elevation in The Vatican. The guys just wanted to wave at Heaven and suggest an alternative to all those damned harps.