pop029 – Blast & The Detergents – Time Takes A Beating

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Blast & The Detergents.
Time Takes A Beating.
pop029.
c30.
Edition of 100.
$5.00. SOLD OUT.

One-off collaboration between veteran St. Petersburg spazzcore outfit and glitch enigma Rate Of Decay. Not a remix album in any traditional sense of the word, as there are no concessions to the politics of dancing, this is instead body music of an altogether more disciplined, unrelenting sense. Rate of Decay remakes and remodels every since track from “Time Misses A Beat” from the ground up, remaining true to the spirit of the original, while twisting the form beyond all recognition. We don’t need no fascist groove thing.

pop025 – AG Davis – DRK DUV

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DRK DUV.
by AG Davis.
pop025.
Edition of 40.
Full-color art and poetry zine.
$7.00. SOLD OUT.

No easy answers from veteran experimental musician AG Davis. Hot off the heels of his stellar Voice Studies cassette on London’s My Dance The Skull imprint, Davis continues to confound expectations and break his own boundaries with a new collection of poetry. DRK DUV, however, pairs verse with his evocative, oft disturbing original collage work. Read in the dark

< b/c I bye you bye and he byes she to bye him for hers to bye their being byed by 316.4°F (by 158°C) by > s. up.on dead winds.[7] rebooting, inflamed highrise visions these my night crammed serpentine. obsessional reader is conjures au revoir kilograms to nth mirror pendulum. moving nervelessly grips half-life by fooled temple: two roads. west pours east. expectorating universal can salt running hardly smoothest, deeper. inches tie blue weeds much more than we receive crossroads. rumbling actors are viewers of this:::DRK DUV:::
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pop024 – Jay Peele – Singing Bowls

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Jay Peele.
Singing Bowls.
pop024.
c30.
Edition of 20.

$5.00. SOLD OUT.

“I have always been intrigued by singing bowls. It was not until April of 2012 (at the Wanee Festival) that I purchased 2 hand hammered bowls. The woman explained to me that the bowls are made in India and contain 7 different metals. I spent hours playing all the bowls that were displayed and finally settled on 2 which seemed to speak to my heart and root chakras. I’ve played the bowls in yoga classes but also at “noise” shows to provide a healing energy and cleanse the palette (ears). Thanks to popnihil I have transferred these vibrations to magnetic tape and sincerely hope these sounds will provide focus and clarity for the cluttered modern mind. Namaste.” – Jay Peele

Ethereal drones and infinite pulses worthy of LaMonte Young, Brian Eno, or E.A.R. No manipulation or looping. Heal thyself.

pop021 – Baptizer – Futile Invocations

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Baptizer.
Futile Invocations.
pop021.
c60.
Edition of 20. SOLD OUT.
$5.00

“Futile Invocations is a mixture of older (around a decade old) and new material. I have mixed old and new material together before, but in this case the older material consists of tracks originally intended to be demonic in character. On one track an entirely staged invocation of Astaroth is sampled from a b-movie, whereas on another track I recorded my own literal invocation of Usiel, originally derived from the works of Heinrich Corneliua Agrippa. Since my conversion and the subsequent development of Baptizer, I had not thought of using these recordings, but as I began to form other political and religious statements in new tracks, I viewed these older invocations in a new light. In Futile Invocations, I would like the listener to consider connections between invocations of ‘lesser spirits’ and themes invoked in other tracks, such as veneration of a political leader or faith in a failing political system. People acquiesce and assign dominion to other entities everyday in our contemporary monoculture, entities that do not appear to be spiritual or occult in nature, but which might be even more destructive than an immediately recognizable symbol of evil. Beware of the authors of deception!” – Baptizer

pop016 – Voids – Burial In The Sky

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Voids.
Burial In The Sky.
pop016.
c60.
Edition of 50. SOLD OUT.
$5.00.

VOIDS is the solo project of Jon Thoreson. Branching out from his earlier noise and drone roots, Burial In The Sky is VOIDS’ most coherent and diverse artistic statement yet; a collection of musical movements that embrace emotional extremes ranging from the ethereal drift of Labradford to the more punishing trudge of Godflesh, but stripped to their base elements. To achieve this wider-ranging sound Thoreson has enlisted an all-star group of collaborators, including noise legends PBK and Robert Turman, Chelsea Wolfe bandmate Ben Chisholm/Revelator, and even Jarboe (Swans)! Burial In The Sky is an hour’s worth of subtle, multilayered music that is just as likely to leave you with a lump in your throat as it will erase pain and fear as you slowly accept thee infinite.

pop015 – The Mold – The Mold

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The Mold.
The Mold.
pop015.
c30.
Edition of 20. SOLD OUT.
$5.00.

Teenagers from Mars! And they don’t care! The Mold make some of the best music Jacksonville, FL, has to offer: a seamy, blown-out roar that owes as much to garage rock as it does to hardcore and new wave. Every time I listen to this cassette I like a different part of the Mold’s Music best. Sometimes it’s Ryan Johnson’s Keith-Moon-esque drum assault; or it’s the snotty-ass delinquent vocals, delivered through what must be a maze of effects pedals; maybe it’s the Geezer Butler-meets-Dukowski basslines of Jason Tylenol Jewell; on particularly good days it’s even LaMar Drue Carden’s scuzzy keyboard runs. Regardless, The Mold have condensed all of their strengths into fourteen minutes of sugarfixed trashpunk, two songs of which are Redd Kross covers, and one of which is the soon to be immortal “Black Pope.” The tape is snot-green and repeats on both sides, just like Reign In Blood. Dig in.

* Cover photo by Winthrop Fist.