Stuart Chalmers – In The Heart of the Wilderness

IMG_20160711_160145I first came across the astonishing sound experiments of Stuart Chalmers in 2012 when he put out his “Myths and Beasts” tape on The Lows and The Highs Records. Stuart is both a musician and a sound manipulator, creating his own sounds for his experiments. For this album, the sounds were made using a Swarmandal prepared with objects, effect pedals, tape and Yamaha VSS200.


WAS23 – limited edition of 50 and comes with a download code. Buy from our bandcamp page


Monday, July 11th, 2016 Tape No Comments

Worship My Panther – This Is Scaldhouse

instagrammedWorship My Panther is a new solo project from Woven Skull’s drummer Willie Stewart. However, for this album he’s put down the sticks and picked up the electronics to make up his own new musical genre – Scaldhouse. Mad, funky and freaky electronics – kind of in the orbits of Astral Social Club, Coil’s more whacked instrumental work, Hellvete or even Slash from Guns n Roses trying to make a funky techno record after not sleeping for five days

Its a VERY limited edition  of 60 copies. Was Ist Das? is moving to America this Summer so there’s two versions of this tape. The artist’s copies were made in Yorkshire on brown C35 tapes with cream cases came out 25th May. The label copies are going to be born in the USA and taking pre-orders now from our bandcamp page





Sunday, May 29th, 2016 Tape 1 Comment

These Feathers Have Plumes / Isnaj Dui

IMG_20160408_154542For our second split album, we once again try to pursue a certain symmetry in our artists. These Feathers Have Plumes is the solo project of Andie Brown who was previously a member of Cindytalk, Remedial Queen of England and Infinite Space, Infinite Stars. Isnaj Dui is the solo project of Katie English, formerly of The Owl Service and one half of The Sly and Unseen. Andie’s instrument of choice is a collection of extremely large wine glasses fitted with microphones whilst Katie leans heavily towards the flute but both artists are expert producers and create atmospheric soundscapes.

Limited edition of 75 on white & black tapes and comes with a download code.

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“…especially touched by magick…” – The Quietus

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Friday, April 8th, 2016 Tape 1 Comment

David Colohan – Hill Of The Moon

IMG_20160216_172443A very special double cassette release by David Colohan.

David is one of the co-founders of acclaimed Irish collective United Bible Studies and also helms his own Raising Holy Sparks. He also used to record as Agitated Radio Pilot.  He’s always in The Wire these days and just before Christmas he was on a split release with his UBS bandmate Richard Moult

Imagine If Popol Vuh lived in rural Ireland and were in thrall to the local landscape and folklore then this is how it would sound. A hypnotic, devotional work imbued with strange, inexplicable, almost Neolithic atmospheres. It’s bloody wonderful of course and is only a limited edition of 100. Oh, and it comes with a download coupon.


quite simply a modern masterpiece. Atmospheric, evocative and drenched in an earthy beauty” – Grey Malkin, The Active Listener
Something centuries old = mysterious and magical music…” – Fluid Radio


Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Download, Tape No Comments

Gwendolen Osmond – The Mermaid

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Very excited to be putting out the debut solo release from Gwendolen Osmond. Gwen is a multi-disciplinary artist, involved heavily in dance as well as music and film. She is a member of the duo Crystal Mirrors who have shared stages with Natural Snow Buildings, Wanda Group and Paddy Steer. They also put out releases on the ever collectable Folklore Tapes series.

“The Mermaid” is a series of haunting, piano-led songs with reverb drenched vocals in English and French. The songs evoke the melancholia of a seaside resort enveloped in cold weather, perfect for Winter. Cover photo and design by myself.

This is a very limited edition of 40


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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 Tape No Comments

Jake Blanchard – Shade


Our very first foray into vinyl is this wonderful album from Jake Blanchard. Although Jake made his name as an illustrator, he then followed that up with an ever increasingly power run of limited releases for the likes of Feathered Coyote, Ikuisuus and his own label Tor Press.

Now comes his greatest release yet, “Shade”. An ambitious drone work, densely layered and hypnotic. It felt like the time for a vinyl release.

Hand cut lathes created by The Bricoleur and hand made sleeves by Jake himself. Limited edition of 30.



Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 Vinyl No Comments

Various Artists – Industria Tropical


One of our most successful releases last year was the “La Psicotropia” compilation, compiled by Guillermo M. Cerredo of Pakapi Records. Now we’re teaming up with Pakapi for to co-release the follow-up “Industria Tropical” compiled by Juan José Calarco. Whilst “La Psicotropia” took a psychedelic approach to modern electronic cumbia music, “Industria Tropical” takes the classic early industrial sound to South America. Think early Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242 and Throbbing Gristle set to a tropical beat. The sunny beats of cumbia & reggaeton soaking up the dark moods of European urban decay. It’s a perfect culture clash, just listen:

01 Bloque del Sur – Explanada
02 Astrosuka & Ornamenti d’oro – Ahaetulla Nasuta
03 Titanik – Doombia
04 San Ignacio – Líneas
05 Panchasila – Proyecto Huemul
06 Kristallo – Aleatorio
07 F.L.N – Rithalin 9210
08 hhhnihhh – Mam Boni
09 Carlos Alonso uxu – Hayam Alwa (yo tierra)
10 Zigo & Onfel – Muscarita de los Andes
11 Minicomponente – Seno
12 Pablo Cercas – Odin & Viracocha vs el FMI
13 Bio Dread – Phantom Guerrilla
01 San Ignacio & Bio Dread – Cajero Abandonado
02 DJ Pinchado – Linda Bomba Amapola
03 Dos Pesos – Plucked Cumbia
04 GMC – ARP-1
05 Sofitrax – 8ton
06 Peninsula Fernandes – Do 16 ao 18 (flui bem)
07 El Zombi Flash – Bass y Cumbion
08 Bloque del Sur & Panchasila – Alarma! (terror tropical)
09 Jin Yerei – Vos lejos, ellos ni enterados
10 Sidirum – Romaniuk
11 Barda – Arroyo
12 Lesglobe iss – Africa64
Limited edition of 100 in special cardboard box with insert and free download available from here


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Sunday, November 8th, 2015 Tape 2 Comments

Ø+yn & Madrugapha – The Dark Side of the Moon

IMG_20151108_111050A mind-blowing/mind-blurring team up from Argentina’s kings of the bizarre, this is over 35 minutes of the most out their sounds we have ever released. Ø+yn have always sounded to me like what Nurse With Wound would sound like if they were a South American acoustic band. There is that experimental surrealism but instead of the studio as instrument approach, its something for more tactile and hands-on. Madrugapha is more of a cosmonaut, following whacked-out stoned comet trails through deepest space. The two worlds collided a couple of years ago for the live tape “Golden Rain Pope” released on Madrugapha’s own label, the excellent Salvador Records (check it out).

Anyway, here’s some fruits picked from the overflowing branches of this album:

Side A
1.The Great Gig In My Hole
2.Golas Con Surpensor
3.Climbing The Limits Of Molecular Strings
4.Walt(z) Disney

Side B
1.Meado (for Ricardo Montaaer)
2.Loro Lin Tones
3.El Sintetizador Anal

Limited edition of 50. 42 copies on dark blue cassettes, 8 on freaky purple. Buy from here

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015 Tape No Comments

Cheval Scintillantes

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It is a great honour and privilege to bring to you the debut release from a major new talent – Cheval Scintillantes. Cheval Scintillantes is Sophie Bernadou, a multi-instrumentalist who previously played in the trio Folle Eglise along with Alice Dourlen (aka Chicaloyoh). Both the tracks on here see Sophie displaying her creative talents with the cello. Her playing is passionate, intricate and inspired.

The recording captures the tactile actions of her instrument and the acoustics of the room she was recording in. More akin to how Steve Albini engineers recordings to make them sound as live and real as possible, this is the antithesis of a sterile over-produced production, but a living, breathing organic recording in which you can almost hear the air molecules being displaced by her bow.

This is a very limited release of 50 copies on glittering blue tapes, pro-dubbed. Recorded at Studio Chaudelande by Bertrand Duchemin. Artwork by Marion Dubois

Side A
Bonne chance pour ta passion

Side B
J’espère que tu vas t’épanouir et profiter de ce nouveau départ

WAS14 – out October 16th
pre-order now from our shop

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Tape No Comments