Preorder LIMITED EDITION cassette. Orders begin shipping on 06/01/21
Barcodes features 8 collaborative dirges between Fifac and Dino Crisis. FiFac is a producer of aural textures extracted from ambient and concrète forms. Crystalline drone and aggressive variants of ambient and footwork music using various synthesizers, effects, and samplers. Dino Crisis, aka Mackenzie Kourie of Rhode Island's NILSERVER, is generally a one man act of hyper free noise jazz with a focus on improvised percussion. Together the two have created something unique and playful in the spirit of free music.
Side A / Emperor of the North Sprawls prepares a visceral theme with sinister vocal condiment sparingly spread on violent analog aliment. Side B / Janky Funeral buries living ears in a devastating set of fingernail scratching live-entombment-electronics with absolutely no hope of disinterment.
Digital album out now with option to purchase super-limited hand-numbered cassette.
4 beautiful soundscapes by Connecticut based artist Stone Jaw. All music recorded, performed and arranged in late 2020/early 2021 by Terrance Regan using tape loops, Sony TCM-200DV manipulation, field recordings with Zoom H4N, Behringer Neutron Synthesizer and various effects and loop pedals.
First edition is limited to 100 copies!
Daft Alliance is proud to announce the long overdue first proper release of Curse of the Birthmark’s self titled debut on 180gram black vinyl.
One of the best grimy alienating secret gems of San Francisco music, Curse of the Birthmark is finally getting a proper release, and on a great label to boot. Fantastic, bombastic and repulsive, live in the mid-aughts — a broken amp, the cheapest keyboard and a kit that only a mother could love have produced one of the most egregious freak noise dance grooves ever cut into plastic. Not for the faint of heart. For fans of Arab on Radar, Throbbing Gristle, Skin Graft, SIGHTINGS, Scissor Girls and uncombed mayhem everywhere — a perfect soundtrack for a wretched year.-John Dwyer (Oh Sees)
First edition limited to 100 handmade cassettes.
The preposterous confederation of well established En Nihil & relative newcomer EOTN is itself something of an illusion. Collectively the personnel in both projects represent 60+ years of operation upon the event horizon of musical comprehension & classification. En Nihil’s well documented presence & influence in a seminal era of dark experimentation run amok in the blinding UV-lit hellscape of California’s “Southland” is shared with EOTN’s alternative engagements (TTT / Geronimo, Bastard Noise) therein. Similar bona fides do not equate similar approaches which is what makes this release so interesting.
With a murky provenance that spans three decades, Emperor of the North AKA W. T. Nelson's audio fieldwork includes performance & production of recordings on Three One G, Relapse, Kitty Play & Gravity Records by Geronimo, The Bastard Noise, Man is the Bastard & Sleestak (plus key electronic instrument designs for Trogotronic).
Originally released as a limited edition of 100 cassettes by Kitty Play Records in 2015, EOTN's Street Van/Songs of Love is now issued by Daft Alliance for the first time on the digital audio compact disc medium.
To All With History showcases three beautiful ambient compositions from composer Monte Cimino. Now available on CD from the Daft Alliance catalog.
In addition to his brilliant contribution to our Plague Hymns series, Monte has recently released collaborations with The Night Bench and Bill Laswell released on Laswell's M.O.D. label, and is known for his work in Burial Tree and Bay Area thrashers Concrete Walls.
Photography by Alby Pearson Artwork and design by Nathan Berlinguette
"With brutal deployment of a relentless time-intensive process The Damage Done reduces hundreds of hours of performance to this disfigured 60 minute work. Superficially K.P.G’s, aka as Music Ends Here boss man Ken Geiger, seventh solo release appears to represent a precarious tipping point for every facet of the human experience, but the concrete compositions confound with a deeper constant: The delusion of norms was only palliative distraction from our true (& current) state!" -WT Nelson
Daft Alliance presents Rhode Island free freak noise jazz dub explosion- NILSERVER. On Mutating the World at Large, the band's founder's Jack and Mack team up with Nico Tracy, Connor Jones, and Alby Pearson to deliver a nearly perfect genre defying juggernaut. Instrumentation includes percussion, samples, horns, bass, and array of gadgets and noise making accesories. Recorded in May and June of 2020.
The Daft Alliance catalog includes limited cd and cassette versions of Mutating the World at Large.
The Plague Hymns is a 4 part series, featuring over three hours of music, and nearly 40 artists, curated and compiled during the early stages of the Covid 19 global pandemic.
The compilation series features contributions from Psywarfare (Dwid Hellion), EVICSHEN, Aidan Baker of Nadja, MUDO (Igor Cavalera of Sepultura), Witches of Malibu, Ultracide (Jay Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed) KPG, Industrial Hazard (Spencer Hazard of Full of Hell), Nilserver, Trieu Thi Trinh (WT Nelson of Bastard Noise & Emperor of the North), NTSC, My Heart and Inverted Flame, Betty White Noise (performing a brilliant tribute to Integrity), En Nihil, Ryan Unks (of Human Quena Orchestra), Stone Jaw, Music En Berlin, and many others.
Daft Alliance has put together a double cassette set that includes all 4 parts to this series. First edition is limited to 100 copies. Tapes come in a sleek white vinyl case, with full color cover art by Kyle Ranson.
Preorder now to reserve a copy of the 2nd edition. Orders will beging shipping 07/01/21
The first album from Human Quena Orchestra was released in 2007 on Daft Alliance; Means Without Ends was a disturbing, introspective slab of blackened industrial doom that stood out in stark contrast from the rest of the slow n' low extreme doom scene, utilizing layers of harsh textured distortion and electronics to create a caustic form of monstrous doom that shared as much of industrial music's cold, machine-like aesthetic as it did the ultra-slow riffage of the most extreme variants of doom metal.
Means Without Ends is slow and psychedelic with churning treated drums, blow out basslines, epic ambient drones, and tortured vocals à la Xasthur or The Locust. “It’s like a brutal, psychedelic, industrial version of Jesu.”—Andee Connors (Aquarius Records). Truly dark music.
New noisey improv one man freak jazz from Nilserver's Mackenzie Kourie. All parts/instruments performed by Mackenzie Kourie In October 2020, recorded into Audacity, with no post production. Instrumentation includes drums, bass, guitar, percussion, trumpet, Moog Opus, and sampler. For fans of Skeletonized, Open City, Miles Davis, and Naked City.
Cassettes are super limited to an edition of only 50!
For Many Birthdays is the meticulously constructed second record from San Franisco based Tomonori Yasuda. Here Tomo runs the gamut from dense bursts of intricate glitch to expansive, ambient soundscapes, off time sequences counterbalanced by funky keys and broken jungle undertones. For Many Birthdays is another brilliant hit for an artist that also performs with TUSSLE and FUCKWOLF!
Additional players on this CD: Aggie, Window Window, Colter Jacobsen, Nathan Berlinguette, Nathan Burazer.
Recommended if you like Matmos, Kid 606, Machinfabriek, Eats Tapes
This title is currently sold out, but we are excited to announce that we will press a limited second edition of Tomo's "Tomo" in spring of 2021.
The self titled debut of Japanese artist Tomo Yasuda is nothing short of a masterpiece. Tomo's creativity and sense of humor allow the music to transcend the pitfalls of electronic music. His melodic sensibilities greatly shape the proceedings into an intriguing and rhythmic electronic atmosphere like no other. Tomo touches on the playful electronic grooves and extends into more abstract and angular work that will certainly appeal to fans of Matmos, Asphex Twin, and Todd Terje.
Tomo also performs with San Francisco post-punkers TUSSLE, and with members of Curse of the Birthmark in FUCKWOLF.
CD comes in a slick silk screened jacket with artwork by Colter Jacobsen.
Mixed and mastered by Tim Green at Louder Studios in San Francisco.
Last Train Out is available through Daft Alliance on Clear Red Vinyl or CD.
"Sometimes albums are the collective energy of the people involved and how they interact with their surroundings. This would be that. On our third album, we were down to the original 3 members and it was back to basics. By this time we had figured out that the only way we could excel as a 3 piece of 2 guitars & drums was to play tightly knit short songs that had little room to breath for all involved. I personally remember this as a negative period with a lot of negative energy; we turned our backs to the audience and purposefully engaged no one at all. This album is definitely mostly very negative but has a really raw, insular energy thats unlike the rest of the albums, as its literally what we wrote with our backs against the wall (and turned away and against any audience). Most of the album is just the raw 3 piece with no overdubs but then that trio ended and there are 2 newer songs w/ Eric Kiersnowski (Godzik Pink, Feather Wolf) which are lighter in tone and 2 with Bobb Bruno (Best Coast, For Carnation) playing bass. and also 2 compositions left over from the period of our first record that we didn't use before to counter-balance the brutality and bareness of the trio songs." – Paul Lai August, 2019
"Sometimes albums are the collective energy of the people involved and how they interact with their surroundings. This would be that. On our third album, we were down to the original 3 members and it was back to basics. By this time we had figured out that the only way we could excel as a 3 piece of 2 guitars & drums was to play tightly knit short songs that had little room to breath for all involved. I personally remember this as a negative period with a lot of negative energy; we turned our backs to the audience and purposefully engaged no one at all. This album is definitely mostly very negative but has a really raw, insular energy thats unlike the rest of the albums, as its literally what we wrote with our backs against the wall (and turned away and against any audience).
Most of the album is just the raw 3 piece with no overdubs but then that trio ended and there are 2 newer songs w/ Eric Kiersnowski (Godzik Pink, Feather Wolf) which are lighter in tone and 2 with Bobb Bruno (Best Coast, For Carnation) playing bass. and also 2 compositions left over from the period of our first record that we didn't use before to counter-balance the brutality and bareness of the trio songs." – Paul Lai August, 2019
The Dreams of M.Kourie CD was first issued on CD in 2007 on Chrome Peeler Records. The Daft Alliance has reissued the cd with updated packaging.
Review taken from Aquarius Records website-
The mysteriously monickered outfit, Dreams Of M. Kourie, is actually the work of dronelord Nathan Berlinguette, who manned the bass in techgrind outfit Creation Is Crucifixion, as well as exploring spaced out dronescapes with his partner Travis Ryan (of Cattle Decapitation) in the now defunct 5/5/2000. Setting a course for the heart of a black hole, DOMK take the scenic sonic route. This is the sound of stargazing (er, shoegazing), it’s a blackened landscape of warm shimmer that almost imperceptibly shifts and contorts, each new shape even more abstract and more black than the shape before. Packaged in a simple two panel black sleeve, printed in metallic gold ink."
THIS ITEM IS TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
This limited edition cassette documents a series of improvised noise battles between Viliji (RI) and Music En Berlin (CA). Each side contains a roughly 20 minute sound collage that weaves through 7 unique sections, or "7 Waves East" and "7 Waves West," that are constructed of pulsating drones, mechanistic racket, and an air of musicality that keep this one from falling into the harsh noise genre. The pace winds up and slows down creating a sort of conflict resolution pattern that feels more like a family affair than the battle royale. The tension builds and blows, leaving you with a soft simmering ambient passage.
Bloody good fun for fans of minimalist industial, Trogotronic, Nilserver, or Psywarfare.
Aquarius Records Review:
Once again, we can just tell when a record is going to be a hit here. Something intangible that tells us that everyone is going to absolutely love (or absolutely hate but still need to own) this record. We felt it about the Conet Project. Hatebeak. Daddy's Curses. The Thai Elephant Orchestra. And now Arboga Teenage Riot.
The story goes like this. Our pal Nathan was on tour in Europe and while travelling through Sweden, two young ladies handed him a tape. The tape sat in the bottom of his bag, unlistened to for months. On his return to the states he remembered the tape, put it in the stereo, pushed play and had his mind promptly blown. And we'll have to admit we feel exactly the same way. Imagine ultra lo-fi, high energy techno / gabber, all four on the floor beats and cheesy synths, whistles and those kinds of melodies usually reserved for cheerleading competitions. "You All Ready For this?!?!" DONK DONK DONK DONK DONK DONK DONK! You know of what we speak. So now imagine two teenage girls, sometimes making up Swedish lyrics and chanting them in cute sing-songy harmonies, but more often, just screaming and growling hysterically in their best aproximation of black metal vocals, sounding like they were just dubbed over the music on a boombox (which they probably were). This is the real digital hard core! Or more accurately ANALOG HARD CORE!!! If Alec Empire had any balls Arboga Teenage Riot would be the next DHR superstars. ATR take techno and black metal and riot grrl and DIY recording and turn it into a totally bizarre, fascinating, fun and funny masterpiece! The cover is pretty sharp too, a huge swamp beast thing emerging from the water, beneath a hot pink totally illegible Arboga Teenage Riot black metal style logo! Fuck yeah!