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New Residents, Schwump, Bretts Milk and more!

PR019 Schwump – Aphids in the Hall 7″

That’s right folks. Schwump’s famous single Aphids in the Hall (b/w You’re a Martian/Home) is coming out somewhere in August. Even if you’re tall, they’re gonna get you anyway.

This one comes in 3 editions, Clear vinyl (limited to 100 copies) with foldout cover, Red vinyl (also 100 copies) with special sleeve, and the standard black edition which comes in a thick cardboard sleeve.

 

 

PR020 Bretts Milk – Mammaries of Mommy CD

There is a brand new Bretts Milk album coming very soon and this is a special one. Featuring Nolan Cook (The Residents, Dimesland), you can hear a whole new adventure to await you on the second album from this eclectic gathering of musicians.

To be released in a special cover, limited to about 150 copies. Expected in September.

 

 

PR021 The Residents – Intruders
The Residents are pleased to report that their new album is completed and now being prepared for release. ETA is somewhere around October, but stay tuned for more details! Also coming at the same time will be a special 7″ (PR021.1). Exciting!




Also coming to Psychofon some time in November:

PR022 Bene Gesserit – Benefit

A special project from Bene Gesserit. An LP issuing of their rare cassette release “Benefit”. Limited to 300 Fluorescent Orange vinyl. More info coming soon over at our website/shop so be sure to check often!

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Mariola Brillowska & Felix Kubin “Morgenröte” now available!

Get ready for this one, the first in our new series titled “Forgotten Pearls”…

Things are looking quite grim for the future of creation. In the 71st century, sex is practiced only by machine. Males are a dying species. The few surviving specimens serve as pure-blooded sperm donors. If they refuse, they are castrated. Violence is en Vogue. Electronic surveillance insects spout sadistic slogans from the Marquis de Sade.

Hamburg-based artists Mariola Brillowska and Felix Kubin have created a gloomy vision of a complex anti-utopian world.

Sarcastically they comment on the Western world: Consumption with interpersonal coldness, the glorification of violence and the transfiguration of rationale. Mankind, they suggest, has not learned much since the upright walk, and our laboriously developed moral values have not prevented us from waging wars and devastating the earth. All signs are pointing towards some final catastrophe.

The survivors vegetate on the synthetic “Planetoid Nietzsche” in a fascist matriarchy. At the head of the totalitarian regime is the x-cloned Nobel laureate Madame Curie. The sciences dominate nature, and humanistic values of the 20th century have become obsolete. Emotions and physical touch are considered taboo.

Everything depends on the outcome of the hopeless actions of some dispersed terrorists in the seventy-first century. By kidnapping the president, they hope to bring down the totalitarian regime and break the chains of sterility. However, their tracks are being followed with deadly instinct by the unscrupulous Madame Curie devotees Linda and Lorna.

Mörgenröte is a short episode from the bizarre world of the two comic book heroines, Linda and Lorna. Shaped by Mariola Brillowska’s distinctive drawing style, an iridescent flicker stretches throughout the film, bringing all objects to pulsating life. Together with Felix Kubin’s experimental setting, a fruitful symbiosis has been created.

Aus Gold modelliert die Nacht (B side) is previously unpublished and is part of the unfinished fragmentary story of Linda and Lorna.

Standard edition is pressed on turquoise vinyl, 100 hand-numbered copies. The collector’s edition is pressed on blue vinyl, limited to 50 hand-numbered copies. Both come packaged in a special large-sized package (20.5 x 43cm!) and include a special promo comic book, a companion to Morgenröte! You can see more here.

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Ostrich von Nipple invades the digital world

Ostrich von Nipple

Digital editions of some selections from Ostrich von Nipple’s acclaimed Psychofon Records releases are now available for download! You can get Ostrich von Nipple Plays Some Shitty Tunes, Oh, Fearsome! Nipple?, and Ostrich von Nipple Quantifies Absurdity..fill out your digital archive with our files encoded direct from the masters to high quality 320kbps CBR MP3 format and LOSSLESS FLAC AUDIO for one low price! These albums, when purchased, will always be available for re-download via your user control panel.

There are still some physical copies of these albums available, although they are low in stock! Very soon we will also drop digital editions from Bexa Lala, Bretts Milk, and even some more rare (sold out) Ostrich von Nipple material! For those of you who missed out on the Clowns Change/Somewhere In Between 7″, this might become available for you in the near future….keep your eyes and ears peeled.

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UFO Hawaii’s “Tele-Krümmer” out today, and a free remix too!

UFO Hawaii’s Tele-Krümmer LP is out today, and to celebrate we are giving away a remix of the track “Gabel” for free!



You can download the track here. Only available for a limited time!

This record is a world first. A device that none had yet dared execute. An outrageous synesthetic gambit. And simultaneously an homage to endearing absurdities. It’s a truism that music creates images in one’s head, but here the truism is turned on its own head: the image of a „Landschaftstelefon“ (“Landscape-Telephone”) creates music!

Achim Treu, alias UFO Hawaii, bestows a sonorous “repertoire expansion” to the term, „image composition“. And it’s little wonder – since he works as a film composer, among other things. In the physical as well in the virtual act of drifting along, Treu is a collector of the sorts of artifacts that proudly display their own oddness. And so it came to pass that he found a strange picture titled “Tele-Krümmer” at a flea market one day. A picture which seemed to have fallen from its own world into ours, with the intention of finding a new identity here. And thus the visual came to become vinyl.

The radiance of the “Tele-Krümmer” picture already fascinates on its own. But often discoveries like this one are reluctant to communicate properly. They suggest many interpretations, while their real stories remain murmured in secrecy. Is this the patent application of someone mentally disturbed? Or a page ripped from an old schoolbook in a parallel universe? Whatever the case, Treu has engaged in a “phonolysis” of said picture: He’s examined the murmurs of the seven elements that make up the “Landschaftstelefon” regarding their stereophonic properties. This creative endeavor has infused all of its inspiring force into the bizarre sound aesthetic of odd chamber music, dances, rituals, control circuits, energy flows (most likely magnetic) beyond all norms. Something mystical has been set into motion.

ufo hawaii tele-krummer

The listener will travel and marvel, and find that an exploration of the unknown is capable of exposing the beauty that lies in detail.

On this album, seven elements unfold their magical exotica of surrealistic folklore nestled somewhere between narcotoxicant noise and dada-processing (namely Big Dada). In the end, the Tele-Krümmer story dissolves in a wonderful, well-heated drama, which now addresses the beauty of consternation. If only because this great record ends after only 34 minutes.

How should one categorize this work stylistically? Perhaps so: If one day a collector of found objects should find a copy of this exclusive vinyl at a futuristic swap meet, he or she might suspect that it could be the single-ever vinyl release by a certain Max Ernst; or perhaps Hieronymus Siemens. It seems then only logical that the musical portrait of a „Landscape-Telephone“ should be released on Psychofon Records; as a limited connisseur edition, by the way. The album is mastered by PYROLATOR.

Personal details concerning the producer: Achim Treu/UFO Hawaii has released material under the aliases Künstler Treu and Dauerfisch, as well as Fluffy Target (with Richard Cameron) and collaborated with synthesizer pioneer Jon Appleton.

He was member and producer of the neo-dada trio Der Plan, guitarist in Berlin’s darling band Mutter, and played in Alec Empire’s live lineup. He’s cancelled his radio show „The U.F.O. Hawaii Radio Show“ on byte.fm, after 100 episodes, for the time being anyway.

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UFO Hawaii’s Tele-Krümmer LP available soon! Expected 15 April.

ufo hawaii tele-krummer

This record is a world first. A device that none had yet dared execute. An outrageous synesthetic gambit. And simultaneously an homage to endearing absurdities. It’s a truism that music creates images in one’s head, but here the truism is turned on its own head: the image of a „Landschaftstelefon“ (“Landscape-Telephone”) creates music!

Achim Treu, alias UFO Hawaii, bestows a sonorous “repertoire expansion” to the term, „image composition“. And it’s little wonder – since he works as a film composer, among other things. In the physical as well in the virtual act of drifting along, Treu is a collector of the sorts of artifacts that proudly display their own oddness. And so it came to pass that he found a strange picture titled “Tele-Krümmer” at a flea market one day. A picture which seemed to have fallen from its own world into ours, with the intention of finding a new identity here. And thus the visual came to become vinyl.

The radiance of the “Tele-Krümmer” picture already fascinates on its own. But often discoveries like this one are reluctant to communicate properly. They suggest many interpretations, while their real stories remain murmured in secrecy. Is this the patent application of someone mentally disturbed? Or a page ripped from an old schoolbook in a parallel universe? Whatever the case, Treu has engaged in a “phonolysis” of said picture: He’s examined the murmurs of the seven elements that make up the “Landschaftstelefon” regarding their stereophonic properties. This creative endeavor has infused all of its inspiring force into the bizarre sound aesthetic of odd chamber music, dances, rituals, control circuits, energy flows (most likely magnetic) beyond all norms. Something mystical has been set into motion.

The listener will travel and marvel, and find that an exploration of the unknown is capable of exposing the beauty that lies in detail. On this album, seven elements unfold their magical exotica of surrealistic folklore nestled somewhere between narcotoxicant noise and dada-processing (namely Big Dada). In the end, the Tele-Krümmer story dissolves in a wonderful, well-heated drama, which now addresses the beauty of consternation. If only because this great record ends after only 34 minutes.

How should one categorize this work stylistically? Perhaps so: If one day a collector of found objects should find a copy of this exclusive vinyl at a futuristic swap meet, he or she might suspect that it could be the single-ever vinyl release by a certain Max Ernst; or perhaps Hieronymus Siemens. It seems then only logical that the musical portrait of a „Landscape-Telephone“ should be released on Psychofon Records; as a limited connisseur edition, by the way.

Personal details concerning the producer: Achim Treu/UFO Hawaii has released material under the aliases Künstler Treu and Dauerfisch, as well as Fluffy Target (with Richard Cameron) and collaborated with synthesizer pioneer Jon Appleton.
He was member and producer of the neo-dada trio Der Plan, guitarist in Berlin’s darling band Mutter, and played in Alec Empire’s live lineup. He’s cancelled his radio show „The U.F.O. Hawaii Radio Show“ on byte.fm, after 100 episodes, for the time being anyway.

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Specially Priced Bundles, and What’s New this Spring

It seems a little bit quiet over here at Psychofon Records, but behind closed doors we are hard at work preparing for the several exciting projects we are releasing this year!


We have put together FOUR very specially priced bundles for you to enjoy. For a limited time only, you can boost your collection of Ostrich von Nipple, DDAA, Locust Fellow & Friends, Bexa Lala, Bretts Milk and Dead Man’s Underwear for prices that you can no longer pass up. All of the bundles are shipped with tracking + insurance to ensure their safe arrival to your shelf. Act quickly–these offers will disappear at the end of March.

Speaking of Spring, on March 15th The Residents’ Ghost of Hope will be back in stock in split clear red/solid white vinyl.

Starting in April we will see the arrival of several new productions that are guaranteed to sizzle the senses! New releases from UFO Hawaii (Der Plan) “Tele-Krümmer”, Felix Kubin & Mariola Brillowska debuting our ‘Forgotten Pearls’ series, The Residents are putting out another exciting album, Netherlands legendary group Minny Pops are also busy putting together a record, and of course we can’t forget new Ostrich von Nipple on the way…

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The Residents’ Santa Dog ’17 coming mid-November. Pre-orders begin on Sunday!

It all started in 1972 with The Residents’ ‘Santa Dog’ EP.

Keeping up with tradition is rarely something considered by The Residents. However, when it comes to their seminal first release, they seem to have the penchant for going back to this composition and re-imagining it for whatever new era they happen to be in at the time. Having recomposed Santa Dog at least 8 times since it’s original conception, the tune(s) serve as a touchstone for The Residents and fans, that originally represented the naivete of the young band but now shows how they have grown as artists over the decades. They felt it was important to once again deconstruct and reconstruct Santa Dog after gaining 2 new members and reaching yet another milestone in their career–nearly 50 years of art.

Now ringing in their 45th anniversary, The Residents bring us a brand new installment–Santa Dog ’17 on 7″ vinyl. This darker, driven re-telling of Santa Dog is sure to delight every Residents fan this holiday season as well as bring the composition forward into the current phase of The Residents’ ongoing statement. As is tradition, there will be a free version of Santa Dog 2017 given away sometime around Christmas so be sure to keep your eyes open!

Presale begins Sunday 5 November 2017 at 2pm Central USA time (9pm GMT+1).

Regular Edition – €16,99 Black 7″ vinyl. The first 100 black copies sold will come with a Santa Dog decal!
Limited Edition #1 – €26,99 Transparent green 7″ vinyl in folded cover. Limited to 100 stamped and hand-numbered copies.
Limited Edition #2 – €26,99 Red 7″ vinyl in pocket sleeve. Limited to 100 stamped and hand-numbered copies.

Collector’s Edition – €59,99 Colored 7″ vinyl in a 10″ Santa Dog box. Limited to 200 stamped and hand-numbered copies.
Die Hard Edition – €99,99 What could this be? All we know is it’s limited to only 45 hand-numbered copies!

ONE of the collector’s edition boxes is stamped in a unique way, that would set it apart from all other editions. In the spirit of the season, the lucky boy or girl who gets that box will also get a special gift from Psychofon. Because while Santa Dog may have no presents…we do! Good Luck.

ALSO COMING THIS NOVEMBER!

Santa Dog Forever silk-screened t-shirts, metal pins, and more! Arf!

BING BING BING BONG BONG BONG

santa dog '17

 

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Lolita Terrorist Sounds and Nick Cave Release Party 22 September in Berlin!

In anticipation of Reinhard Kleist’s Nick Cave – Mercy on Me graphic novel and the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds art book (both from Carlsen Comics), there will be a big release party on 22 September in the Berlin venue SO36.

Nick Cave, mostly known for his prolific career as the leader of the Bad Seeds and Grinderman as well as a writer, actor and composer for film scores, is one of the most versatile artists of the last decades. He will be celebrating his 60th birthday on 22 September.

Reinhard Kleist’s Mercy on Me is described by the Cave himself as a “… biographical half-truth …completely bizarre journey into Cave world.”

Mercy on Me is Kleist’s most extensive and ambitious work. Parallel to the release of the graphic novel, an art book will be published which contains drawings, painted portraits, sketches and illustrated songs representing the Australian singer in various phases of his life and career.

The release party will be happening on 22 September in Berlin in the legendary SO36 club. On the same evening, Reinhard Kleist will be joining the music of Lolita Terrorist Sounds with a live drawing performance. The band, founded by the Italian-born musician Maurizio Vitale, will be performing with a special line-up, including a cast of international collaborators such as Roderick Miller (USA), Masaya Moussa KalamUllah (Japan) and Jonas Bovin (Sweden).

The band will be launching the limited-numbered vinyl Shaved Girl, coming out with special artwork by Reinhard Kleist and soon available on Psychofon Records.

The line-up of the party includes the critically acclaimed British musician Gemma Ray.

“Gemma Ray is one inspired music machine” – MOJO MAGAZINE

It will include performances and DJ acting from Steffi Gras, Vadda Cash and Max Dax.
Tickets are available via SO36, and you can check out the Facebook event page here