NEWS

ATTRITION
SECOND ONSLAUGHT
Maneki Neko Tapes - MN010T
tape limited to 72 copies
t-shirt limited to 15 copies
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PSYCHE
Unveiling The Secret & Insomnia Theatre
t-shirt s
Nocturnal Passenger
tape

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Attrition
... a touch of Attrition
t-shirt
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Batz Without Flesh
Initial Stages
t-shirt
more info here


SHIFTS


Fade (in)

C-46 tape on Maneki Neko Tapes (MN007T)
lost music from 1997 rediscovered . all acoustic guitar and devices . remastered november 2013 . these ten pieces are untitled

"Somewhere in the mid-90s there was a lot of noise played by solo guitarists. I thought it would be nice to do a bit of ambient music on a solo guitar, but as I can't play the guitar (still can't) I had a mechanical device to play the strings, plus a few sound effects. Retroactively i can say it was a tribute to Remko Scha, but then the poor man's version of guitars played by ropes and strings? I recorded a whole bunch of music, and as it turns out not all as ambient I had planned. In 2005 I recorded by final three pieces using a four string guitar I bought for 1 euro on the flea market. The mission, if it was such a thing, had run it's course and it's time to move on. I thought pretty much everything I ever recorded as Shifts was released, save a few try-out pieces and rehearsals for the few concerts I did, but a couple of years ago Maneki Neko approached me about a demo I sent them with some music I had recorded in 1997, also using acoustic guitar and devices. I had forgotten all about it, as it was labelled as 'session 1997' on my hard drive when I made a back-up of all my old tapes. Oh well. Now is a good time as any other to release these ten untitled pieces. It's not always possible to recognize the acoustic guitar but it is surely the classic Shifts approach to minimalist sound treatments, sometimes loud and most of the times soft." - Frans de Waard, 2015
mailorder 6,00 Euro (plus postage)
place your order at mailorder@vuzrecords.de
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Horned Skull
t-shirt
more info here

 

raison d'être
limited edition t-shirt
50 shirts printed only

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SPECIAL OFFER!

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out now:

MODELBAU

Do Without

C-30 tape on Maneki Neko Tapes (MN002T)
the "D" album of Modelbau, layers of more or less manipulated sounds blend into a soundtrack for hyperrelaxed

Modelbau is the latest of the many names used by Frans de Waard, using a much more dynamic approach to sound, through very low end electronics, walkmans, sound effects and the high end such as Ipad and laptop (although the latter more for recording than anything else). As Modelbau he has played concerts in The Netherlands and Germany and released cassettes for Barreuh, Maneki Neko and Bookend Recordings as well as KormDigitaal. In concert he reaches for the superloud and the super quiet.
mailorder 6,00 Euro (plus postage)
place your order at mailorder@vuzrecords.de
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ENHÄNTA BÖDLAR


Altar Besmircher

C-60 tape on Maneki Neko Tapes (MN008T)
The latest aural onslaught by the swedish answer to Righeira. 12 tracks aimed to destroy Italo-Disco before its revival. Be the first in your 'hood or psychiatric facility to own this gem. 60 minutes that will change your life forever.
mailorder 6,00 Euro (plus postage)
place your order at mailorder@vuzrecords.de
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Astral Kampfmagie

... and while frolicking to the sounds of Altar Besmircher, why not wear the highly tasteful Astral Kampfmagie T-Shirt, a captivating piece of fashion in cheerful black, printed in cheeky white. A compelling complement to your straitjacket!
mailorder 15,00 Euro (plus postage)
place your order at mailorder@vuzrecords.de


more info here


EPOCH

capitalism is the new fascism

white print on dark grey T-Shirt
exclusive design by our American comrads Epoch
for more info and a bigger picture click here
scroll down that page for info about the free EPOCH download compilation
with two exclusive remixes that comes with each shirt sold through our bandcamp shop.


Michael Idehall – Sol (expanded)

SOL is the work of swedish occultist and sound artist Michael Idehall.
A journey into the depths of the esoteric foundations, mixing dark ambient with death industrial and adding relaxed rhythms and conjuring vocals. Ritual music for the techno trance pilgrim. Often compared to big names like Coil, Psychic TV, Hybryds and Haus Arafna, Michael Idehall found his own style and continues to evolve it.
Originally released on tape, this remastered version features two additional unreleased tracks and a booklet with accompanying texts for all tracks. "This music should be engaged with caution and it should be regarded as a series of conditioned technomantical experiments."
Michael Idehall – Sol (expanded)
CD-R on Bastet Recordings (BR023)
more details

mailorder 10,00 Euro (plus postage)
place your order at mailorder@vuzrecords.de

download 5,00 Euro (via Bandcamp)
Michael Idehall – Sol (expanded)


PORTION CONTROL T-SHIRTS

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Look what we found in the garage:
Four still sealed MOTHER DESTRUCTION T-Shirts that we released back in 1994! They are like new (except that they might smell a bit of age or as Patrick said: "... the smell of rock'n'roll"). We have three XL sized and one XXL sized available. Feel free to contact us to place an offer.



THE JEREMY BAMBER TAPES ARCHIVE FINALLY ONLINE!
Founded in 1990 as an outlet for the various projects of Georg Sieger and Mik@: The Heisenberg Experiment, Dachau Lustknaben, Georg Sieger and Sheba Wore No Nylons. Later other artists were added. The JBT Archive releases include re-releases of tapes (often with bonus tracks) and until now unreleased material from the vault. All tracks have been carefully demastered to preserve the tape feeling.
At jeremybambertapes.bandcamp.com/ you can hear the complete recordings of Sheba Wore No Nylons, a highly experimental project, influenced by Krautrock, Musique Concrete, Dada and early Industrial. All four tape-albums have been expanded with bonus tracks. JBT main artists, Dachau Lustknaben, a clearly Whitehouse influenced band with a pop appeal, are featured with several re-releases (all with bonus tracks) plus full-length recordings of their four live aktions (all unreleased). Georg Sieger's "Ora et Labora" trilogy is finally completed and The Heisenberg Experiment sees more than 10 unreleased albums, including the complete "4 Elemente" and "Natura Pertubata" works.
The legendary "Contacts" compilation series will be featured in the second wave of the archival flood. All in all more than 40 hours of unreleased material.
Free download sampler: jeremybambertapes.bandcamp.com/album/greese2-v-zweispaltig-jbt-070
A series of T-Shirts will be released to celebrate the launch of the Jeremy Bamber Tapes Archive. First one features the coverartof Dachau Lustknaben's cultrelease "Brandenburgische Halsgerichtsordnung". Bloodred print on black shirt.

picture shows a dummy, not the actual shirt
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EPOCH ÜBER DEM DEUTSCHLAND

Time has come to hit back, so we teamed up with Carbon 12 Records to complete the trinity of the [R]eVOLUTIOn!
In the global state, economies, politics and peoples combine in transnationalism and what occurs in one country’s system ripples through the rest of the world, often with tragic consequences. The audacity of those in power, coupled with the desire to control and manipulate, has led to the chain of events currently striking across the globe.
But this came as no surprise to Epoch, which chronicled the path to today’s crisis with the 2013 album “Purity & Revolution,” featuring the power hungry and those who warned in their own historical words, set to the backdrop of industrial militaristic machine music. An anthem to the corrupt nature of politics and economics, “Purity” displayed a range of style and instrumentation from subtle neo-folk acoustic guitar, to powerful symphonic martial arrangements, to driving and distorted guitars.
From this album, a ripple effect has been generated, first with Carbon 12 Records releasing the remix Limited Edition CDr, “[R]evolution,” featuring a diverse and global range of artists to remix tracks from “Purity & Revolution.” And if this was not enough, German troublemaker VUZ Records, thru it’s imprint Basket’s Kitten, immersed even deeper into the abysses of sonic warfare and commissioned four tonal deconstructions from fellow minds If, Bwana (USA), dE/mutE (Germany), Freiband (Netherlands) and N.fra (Germany).
If, Bwana opens the little pest of a 3” tall CDr featuring four tracks - each inch more annoying than the other, with a dark tribute to the leaders of the past. dE/mutE reveals his relaxed, nevertheless sinister face with a more ambient approach, followed by the Dutch soundtwister Freiband tearing apart the original and leaving an acoustic skeleton. This tonal torture is finished off by N.fra from Germany, a very old project with a new guise, delivering a slow paced rhythm'n'drone piece of... well, can we still call it music?
4 tracks on 3 inches in 20 minutes - enough is enough.

EPOCH
Purity & Revolution

EPOCH
[R]evolution
EPOCH
Volutio
CD
regular edition 10,00 EURO

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CD-R
10, 00 EURO

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3" CD-R
5,00 Euro

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buy all three and get the Signal to Noise / Epoch split CD for free!

contains early works of both bands

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New in Distribution

from our friends at Carbon 12 we can offer you three outstanding releases, all packaged in highclass matte finish digiwallets.
chargeable download and free streaming at Carbon 12's shop:
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free streaming at our shop:
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Epoch - Purity & Revolution
CD on
Carbon 12

Originally appearing as one of the first Arts Industria releases on cassette in 1993 and later on the VUZ records (Duisburg, Germany) split CD in 1995, Epoch has returned after a long hiatus with more martial-driven industrial, in an era when we need it the most.
While owing to such genres as martial industrial, EBM, neo-folk, techno and other intertwined aspects of industrial music culture, Epoch manages to work bits and pieces into a cohesive sound with underlying politics. And although the martial genre hasn't really penetrated American musical subculture, the growing awakening of US citizens to their own political system and the American affect on the rest of the world makes Epoch's re-appearance in the US all that more timely.
The regular edition is limited to 250
hand-numbered copies, the limited to just 50 hand-numbered copies (comes with 3 full color postcards, hand-stamped with the seal of The State of Flux).
regular edition 10,00 EURO (plus postage)
limited edition 14,00 EURO (plus postage)

Warszawa - Kinetica EP
CD-R o
on Carbon 12

With subtle dance beats, laden with just enough distortion to enter the glitch arena, Kinetica builds upon the opening title track, “Interkosmos,” in a launch-to-re-entry sequence of blended electronic styles. “Interkosmos” begins the EP’s thematic groundwork, introducing soft and deep pads, spacey SFX and melodies with a pop hook. Through the next track “Wostock,” and “SpaceTimeDb,” you can feel the sense of interstellar travel, as the intensity of the drums rise, with a little drum and bass and some quiet and ethereal touches.
pro-dublicated CD-R, limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
10,00 EURO (plus postage)
free streaming at:
BANDCAMP

Dumb Machine- H.P. Kittencraft
CD-R
on Carbon 12

With a nod to that famous writer of unspeakable horror, Dumb Machine’s “H.P. Kittencraft” is wave of rising tension in sound construction. This industrial juggernaut builds layer upon layer of textured instrumentation, driven by a wonderfully steady beat that can still demolish a DJ’s perfect set, while staying true to its harsh underpinnings.
pro-dublicated CD-R, limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
10,00 EURO (plus postage)

free streaming at:
BANDCAMP

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW:

Fatal Casualties - Slippery EP
3" CD-R on Bastet's Kitten (BK004)

Remix Single of the club hit "Slippery" taken from their debut release Paria, collecting the Paria version, the non CD track "Not For You" and three "Slippery" mixes, done by Warszawa (Signal To Noise, Epoch, Arts Industria, Carbon 12), DJ Darkside (Brazilian DJ who already remixed Front 242, Skinny Puppy, NTRSN, Klinik, Vomito Negro, ...) and Hypnoskull (Hautnah, 33 MHZ, Ant Zen).
5,00 EURO (plus postage)
free streaming at:
BANDCAMP


... plays Unter den Linden
3" CD-R on Bastet's Kitten (BK005)

UdL is a rhythm n'noise industrial project from northern Bohemia and gets the remix/reinterpretation treatment from such different artists as Freiband (Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen), Nouvelles Lectures Cosmopolites (neo-classical), Monolith (Klinik, Sonar, Absolute Body Control), Column One (Berlin Avantgarde, WUS, PTV) and PAL (Ant Zen).
5,00 EURO (plus postage)
chargeable download and free streaming at:
BANDCAMP

Warszawa - Kinetika e.p.
tape on Maneki Neko Tapes (MN003T)

Relaxed mixture of idm, synth-pop and ebm with a hint of space ambient from the man behind Signal To Noise & Epoch.
6,00 EURO (plus postage)
free streaming at:
BANDCAMP

Shade Factory - Terminal Sin
CD-R on Bastet Recordings (BR 024)

dark electro project mixing EBM with Gothic founded by Timo Väänänen, after leaving Two Witches and Neuroactive in 1993 Timo continued solo and layed SF to rest in the early days of this century recently he re-animated Shade Factory to open some gigs for Alien Sex Fiend and to present this compilation of rare and unreleased tracks from Shade Factory's past, present and future.
10,00 EURO (plus postage)
chargeable download and free streaming at:
BANDCAMP


NOW ONLINE

benefitz compilations for the Gormanous family
BANDCAMP

An artist organized benefit compilation dedicated to helping the Gormanous family raise funds for funerals/medical fees. Christian Abram Gormanous 4-year-old son of Greg and Janell Gormanous passed away on January 19, 2013 due to a dog attack. He will forever be missed and loved.

Past donations aided people affected by Hurricane Sandy. All sales go to the Red Cross and
www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/Funeral-and-Hospital-Expenses/39894
for their aid in the relief efforts.

Maneki Neko

OUT NOW:
SVENSKA HAPPA
a tape compilation with highly tastefull musical dishes:
a01 - En Halvkokt I Folie - Trötta örnar är tunga
a02 - finns det asarum så finns det augerum - Helena tar brorsan
a03 - Handysound Orchestra - TV Chef
a04 - Brunst - Sun In My Pocket
a05 - Frak - Power Express
a06 - Enema Syringe - Mannen i bussen
a07 - Enhänta Bödlar - Der Strudelsymphonie
a08 - Braindamage - Methods of Shaping
a09 - Commando Laarz - Haters
b01 - Fatal Casualities - En nervkostym radio edit
b02 - Grismannen - En Odysse I Bajs 1
b03 - Enhänta Bödlar - Thema: Unlust
b04 - Braindamage - The word of life (sug min kuk)
b05 - Frak - Splended Mutant v01
b06 - Pågens pinnar - Att gå på cirkus med Werner von Heidenstam
b07 - cls/r - Bio-degradation
b08 - Grismannen - Taskpungen
b09 - Klaustrostudio Darkstars - Darkness Feeds You (remix)
b10 - Studio SS - Kaskad 1 & 2
limited edition of 150 tapes C-90

get your copy for 9,00 Euro (plus postage - paypal or banktransfer accepted)
contact us for details: mailorder@vuzrecords.de (do not send payment to this address)


NOW ONLINE

benefitz compilations for the vicims of the earthquakes in Italy
BANDCAMP

We Will Not Fall - Benefit Compilation 4 Emilia - Vol. 1
We are bands, musicians, djs, writers, fanzines, labels/distros and listeners mostly located far away from the areas affected by the earthquakes. Since we can't all give a direct support to the population, we want to give a small contribution by selling this compilation on bandcamp.
All the revenues will be fully given to MUMBLE, an independent association, that will provide direct help to local population and town administrations.
Further information can be found here:
www.mumbleduepunti.it
www.kapipal.com/fdf20a6b48af4d95a60b46dab6a0ec54


VUZ ONLINE

VUZ Records
Facebook1: Facebook
Facebook2: Facebook

Shade Factory
Facebook: Facebook

Patternclear
Facebook: Facebook

Bastet's Kitten

Finally available:

BK002 dE/mutE - bishan
An Urban Epic in Four Movements. Finest (dark) ambient from Germany. Sit down in one of the parks and listen: Birds singing, water dripping from the trees and in the artificial brooks, the traffic roaring, music from the closeby dwellings. Above all the moisture, smoke and the quiet but ubiquitous noise of the heat. dE/mutE felt all this visiting Singapore and used some field recordings plus his typical musical drones to create the unique atmosphere of "bishan - an Urban Epic in four Movements".
122 copies in cardboard cover

 

BK003 ... plays Bad Sector
The renown italian Ambient-Noise Project Bad Sector provided a package of sounds and four artists worked with these, presenting their interpretation of the Bad Sector Sound:
01 Freiband - Sector Vector (three parts)
02 If, Bwana - Sad Vector
03 hypnoskull as 33mhz plays bad sector - datei33fehlmeldung
04 dE/mutE - Aliens And ButterScons
122 copies in cardboard cover

 

VUZ goes digital (whatever that means)

We finally entered the internet age and set up some Facebook, Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages for our labels and artists.

VUZ Records
Soundcloud: Soundcloud
Bandcamp: Bandcamp

Cat's Heaven
soon

Bastet Recordings
Soundcloud: Soundcloud
Facebook: Facebook
Bandcamp: Bandcamp

Bastet's Kitten
Soundcloud: Soundcloud
Bandcamp: Bancamp

Maneki Neko Tapes
Soundcloud: Soundcloud
Bandcamp: Bandcamp

If, Bwana
Soundcloud: Soundcloud
Bandcamp: Bandcamp

Patternclear
soon

more downloadversions of some of our releases will follow, plus exclusive downloads plus free stuff plus.....

New sublabel

We are happy to announce our new tape-only sublabel Maneki Neko! First releases are by If, Bwana (= Al Margolis, Sound Of Pig Music, Pogus, ...) and Frans deWaard (Korm Plastics).

MN001T If, Bwana - Wah Yu Wan
re-release of If, Bwana's only vinyl release
on the a side: a carefully remastered version, taken from the original vinyl
on the b side: an untouched recording of the vinyl
choose your favourite version
limited to 100 copies
(three cover versionsin zip bag: 80 copies with standard cover (see below) 10 copies with real Hell Banknote, 10 copies with golden josspaper)

MN013T Frans de Waard - The Many Names Of Frans
a collection of tracks of some bands/projects of Frans de Waard:
Zebra, Kapotte Muziek, Frans de Waard, Quest, Captain Black, The Whi, Ezdanitoff, Beequeen, Goem, Shifts, Freiband, The Tobacconists, Surge, Pick Up and Wander
tracks are unreleased or rare
extensive liner notes for each track
limited to 100 copies
(three cover versions: 50 copies with black and white cover in clear snap case, 25 copies with white and black cover in clear snap case, 25 copies with white and black cover in clear-blue snap case)


BASTET got kitten

Yes, its true, the old lady got some offspring: 3" CD-R's! The first to cut the cord is a brandnew release by If, Bwana.

BK001 If, Bwana - 16 Live
two new tracks of classical experimental music (some Germans may call it "Neue Musik")
limited to 66 copies
(60 copies in regular cover (left), 6 copies in green variant (right))


Lots of If, Bwana releases lately? Well, there is never enough If, Bwana. By the way, have a look here: www.ifbwana.com

 

BASTET RECORDINGS NEWS

out now:

BR038 -CD-R- if, bwana - beware the sleeping squid


BR039
-CD-R- if, bwana - they call me bwana

BR040 -CD-R- if, bwana - fun with fish

re-release of three classical tapes of the american composer, experimental-noise pioneer and tape godfather Al Margolis
each CD-R comes with an "oldschool" booklet with pictures and texts from Frans De Waard ( Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen), Hubert Haverkamp (bogArt), Till Kniola (Auf Abwegen) and
Al Margolis (Sound of Pig)

 

delayed (coming any day now, well sooner or later, actually later):

BR032 -CD-R- Various Artists - Craft
a compilation of rhythmic electronic music
more


BR033 -CD-R- Various Artists - Hover
a compilation of (mostly) non- rhythmic electronic music
more


still available:

SOLAR ENEMY VS. PORTION CONTROL!

BR035 -CD-R- Solar Enemy vs. Portion Control
10 archive tracks of the electro-inustrial pioneers
more