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Arrivals: Karl Records (Aidan Baker / Idklang, Aidan Baker / Gareth Davis, Keiji Haino / Konstruct, zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic

A few additions to our burgeoning experimental collection; Brilliant ambient / free jazz / night terror music from Karl Records.

Aidan Baker & Gareth Davies – Invisible Cities LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/invisible-cities

“Invisible Cities”, the first collaboration between AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S) and bass clarinetist GARETH DAVIS (OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE), offers finest ambient / chamber jazz / subtle drones of a highly meditative quality.


Konstruct & Keiji Haino – A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-philosophy-warping-little-by-little-that-way-lies-a-quagmire

Turkish free jazzers KONSTRUKT and the Japanese avant-garde / noise icon KEIJI HAINO present their first collaborational album.
“Veering from a killer spin on Turkish psych disco with wigged sax, wails and electronics harnessed to a disco thump on the 1st track, thru to mathy free jazz, exothermic outbursts, and a thrashing avant-punk piece, then coming to rest on a cooler ‘70s jazz-fusion tip. We’d love to hear someone deploy that 1st cut on an unsuspecting disco crowd!” Boomkat

zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic – Serbian War Songs LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/serbian-war-songs

Within its 20 years of existence, REINHOLD FRIEDL’s ensemble zeitkratzer has proved its interpretatory mastership on a wide range of fields such as contemporary / avant-garde composers, electronic artists, industrial underground – and, probably most surprising on this list, also in traditional music / folklore as documented on the two albums “Volksmusik” and “Neue Volksmusik” . For “Serbian War Songs”, a selection of traditional songs from and about World War I, the “modern composition supergroup” (THE WIRE) have invited some special guests: the renowned singers SVETLANA SPAJIĆ and DRAGANA TOMIĆ (who both worked a.o. with ROBERT WILSON) and the diple / gusle player OBRAD MILIĆ.


Aidan Baker & Idklang – In The Red Room LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-red-room

AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S/) joins forces with IDKLANG aka MARKUS STEINKELLNER for two epic instrumentals, melting ambient, drone and krautrock into a psychedelic trip of pure beauty.

 

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BELL WITCH, SUNLESS LPs in stock now; Arrivals: INQUISITION, ARKHON INFAUSTUS

BELL WITCH and SUNLESS LPs have arrived and preorders are in the process of shipping. Copies are still available in the store.

We have also received a special order from Season Of Mist Europe – INQUISITION – Demonic Ritual In Unholy Blackness LP. This is an”official bootleg”, a live recording from 2010 in Italy. Limited to 300 copies worldwide. All of our copies are listed in the store.

In addition we have a single copy of the ARKHON INFAUSTUS – Passing The Nekromanteion LP. Act quick!

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Metallica, Celtic Frost, Portal Arrivals


Our copies of Portal – Ion LP are now in and preorders are ready for pickup / shipping. There are still a few copies available in the shop on both black and clear vinyl.

Some new arrivals from the mid to late 80s also just hit. In chronological order of release, Metallica – Ride The Lightning, Celtic Frost – Into The Pandemonium, and Metallica – …And Justice For All. Just a couple of copies of these essentials are available.

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PORTAL – Ion LP Available now

ION is the fifth full-length album from enigmatic Australian avant-garde death metal surrealists PORTAL. ION is the band’s most intense and experimental release to date, an album not for the faint of heart and/of mind.

Track Listing:
1. Nth
2. ESP ION AGE
3. Husk
4. Phreqs
5. Crone
6. Revault Of Volts
7. Spores
8. Phathom
9. Olde Guarde

Available now at the links below. Don’t sleep!

Black vinyl
Clear vinyl

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Incoming from Malignant Voices: KROLOK, DEUS MORTEM, MEDICO PESTE

A shipment of blackened sickness on the way from Malignant Voices in Poland! Preorders are live in the shop, with preview links in each product description:


KROLOK – Flying Above Ancient Ruins LP

DEUS MORTEM – Emanations Of The Black Light LP
DEUS MORTEM – Demons Of Matter And The Shells Of The Dead LP
MEDICO PESTE – Tremendum Et Fascinatio gatefold LP

ETA is Feb 15th. Quantities are limited.

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SUNLESS – Urraca LP Preorder

Directly following their first international appearance at the Eye And Ear Control launch this past weekend, we are setting up preorders for the Aural Music press of Sunless’ debut album, here on vinyl for the first time. To preorder through EAEC, follow this link: https://www.eyeandearcontrolrecords.com/wp/?product=sunless-urraca-lp-preorder-eta-feb-1-2018

“Sunless immediately separate themselves from the typical progressive and technical death pack, boasting a sound tailor made to unsettle the brainwaves. Drawing influences from the mighty Gorguts and Ulcerate, while carving their own distinctive pathway, Sunless construct a dense, borderline chaotic and complex sound, guiding the listener on an odd aural trip filled with strange harmonies and chord progressions, crunchy discordant notes, inventive drum patterns and wildly technical musicianship, whipped into difficult to decipher, unconventional song structures. It makes for a jarring, tricky listen that showcases a band with the guts, chops and ambitious songwriting skills to pull it off in a cohesive fashion, despite the schizoid, disjointed nature of the beast.  There’s so much going on within each song, that even the shorter, more compact cuts like “Aberrant Clime” and “The Ancient Ones” are overflowing with musical ideas, knotty technicality, and unexpected twists.” – http://www.angrymetalguy.com/sunless-urraca-review/

The Aural Music vinyl version of Sunless’ debut album. The purple LP is housed in a deluxe Gatefold jacket with double-sided insert and features new re-imagined artwork by Hollow Dusk – Artwork by Andrew Notsch. European release is late January. North American release is early February. ETA Feb 1, orders containing this product with ship after it arrives unless other arrangements are made.

https://sunlessband.bandcamp.com/album/urraca

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All hail the new flesh; EAEC webstore is live.

Our webstore is now live.

It took longer than we wanted, and we are likely to expose some errata over then next few days, but the Eye And Ear Control webstore is live with our entire inventory. The postage calculator seems to be working well, the SSL is actively securing traffic, and paypal is integrated. There are options for Canada Post rates anywhere in the world, currency can be switched between CAD/USD/Euro on individual product pages. There is also a paid hold option at checkout, which is where holds are headed, so if you don’t have a paypal account, get one and get it wired into your brain. This will be both for locals who want to hold an item and for out of towners who want to build up a parcel to be sent to them at a later date with other items.

A few notes: We are working on splitting things into genres. For now, you can follow genre tags from inside individual listings. We are using Discogs data, and some of the non-English characters are not coming through properly yet. We are working on it. It’s deipherable. WordPress proved to be a real challenge to try to make visually appealing but that too in the fullness of time.

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Other news: We have our launch party this weekend, on Saturday January 13th, at the Handsome Daughter. SUNLESS from Minneapolis are on the way up to celebrate with us. They released one of the best records of last year, entitles Urraca, and will be packing copies. They occupy a space in the vicinity of Gorguts and Ulcerate. We are stoked and honored to host them on their first international date. Local support is being provided by local tech death assassins INVERTED SERENITY, SPHYGMUS (ex-Gowl) and NECROTIC LIQUEFACTION (Flash Out / Archagathus members, gorebree). Come early, it is going to be a busy one and all the bands are stellar. Click through on the image above or follow this link for more detail: https://www.facebook.com/events/187119798531920/.
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Further arrivals: Some crushing death and black metal en route from Fallen Empire, Appalachian Noise and Me Saco Una Ojo:

CTHONIC AURA – ABYSSIC REFLECTIONS IN SLUMBER LP
MORBUS CHRON – SLEEPERS IN THE RIFT LP
TCHORNOBOG- TCHORNOBOG LP
HAMBRE FROIDE    ROUGES CHAPELLES    LP
VOIDSPHERE    TO CALL | TO SPEAK    LP
DARKSPACE    DARKSPACE I    DLP
DEATH FORTRESS    TRIUMPH OF THE UNDYING    LP
ILMESTYS    THE NOOSE HANGS FROM HEAVEN    LP
UTZALU    THE LOINS OF REPENTENCE    LP
CHAOS MOON – ESCHATON MEMORIE LP
XASTHUR – SIGILS MADE OF FLESH AND TREES LP

Experimental/Ambient/Drone/Noise spasms and aether fields from Karl Records:

AIDAN BAKER / IDKLANG – IN THE RED ROOM LP
KONSTRUKT & KEIJI HAINO – A PHILOSOPHY WARPING, LITTLE BY LITTLE THAT WAY LIES A QUAGMIRE (STUDIO) LP
AIDEN BAKER / GARETH DAVIES – INVISIBLE CITIES LP
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RECORD SUNDAZE: 2018 kicks off at the Peg Beer Co on Sunday, Jan 21st. We are there with Electric Heat, Dub Ditch and Eat Em Up from noon till 5. Come down and have a beer and flip through some records. It’s also bring your own vinyl day at the brewery – they will play your purchases while you have a pint. Win win win. All are welcome, the space is large and it isn’t a hard sell environment, everyone is very chill and there is lots of space to get away from the crass attempt at commerce. We’d love to see ya. More details here if you need em: https://www.facebook.com/events/160278271273058/.

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March 9th we are co-producing the second in a series of experimental audio performance nights at Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s Poolside Gallery. Ambient, experimental, noise art. Full details TBA but we may be in for a rare treat from an out of town visitor of legendary status.

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Calgary grinders WAKE are coming to town March 23rd, so save the date. Details TBA.

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Do we have anything else going on ? Likely, but maybe that’s enough for now. Please check out the site, sign up for an account, pass around the mailing list link, etc. Thanks for the interest and patience. Feedback is more than welcome.

B/EAEC

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Dec 22 – AOSOTH, VI, SVARTSYN LPs

Most likely the last arrivals for the year, from Agonia Records. AOTY material and back titles from AOSOTH and associated act VI, and the newest from underrated Swedish death project SVARTSYN. Links below.

As an aside, we have finally got a working postal quote system for the webstore, but we have decided to launch it Jan 1st, since Xmas is about to stomp on all of our faces and run us into the ground. For now, continue to email orders to eyeandearcontrolrecords(at)gmail.com.

AOSOTH – ASHES OF ANGELS LP 24.99
AOSOTH – III LP 24.99
AOSOTH – IV: ARROW IN HEART LP 32.99
AOSOTH – V: THE INSIDE SCRIPTURES LP 29.99
SVARTSYN – IN DEATH LP 27.99
VI – DE PRAESTIGIIS ANGELORUM LP 29.99
VI – DE PRAESTIGIIS DAEMONUM LP 26.99
VI / TEMPLE OF BAAL / THE ORDER OF APOLLYN – SPLIT LP 23.99

Scroll down for our previous arrivals from Dec 21 and the full distro list below that. All the best. EAEC